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City Editor .....;..-^ O j d 188
It is to be hoped that the strike of the
miners of anthracite coal will be settled
very* soon, but whether it is or not we
may be sure that fuel of all descriptions
Trill be scarce and dear for several
months to come. Here in Richmond, as
In most other cities, hundreds of house
keepers will rely upon gas or oil stoves
for cooking and warming purposes both.
The demand upon manufacturers -and
dealers for stoves of that sort is alto
gether unprecedented. Tfie -consumption
this winter of gas particularly will be
extraordinary. Heaven grant that the
supply may equal the demand.
Here in Richmond the. gas furnished
consumers is made of coal and oil com
bined: one part of the former to three of
the latter. It is understood that the cits'
lias but a meagre supply of coal, and
that that is not of the best quality, but
•we dare say that upon proper represen
tation of the necessities of our case, the
railroad authorities would help" the city
out of its trouble and procure us - th«»
coal needed. Of course a high price would
have to be paid.
If we find ourselves in the deplorable
position of being unable to buy coal, we
shall have to rely upon oil exclusively,
though firet we may have to make some
rhanges in our manufacturing plant.
3n any event we may expect
that the price of oil will be raised. If
the Standard Oil Company does not take
advantage of the present situation to put
■up prices it will annihilate, extirpate and
eradicate the ancient and widely cred
itoo saying that "corporations have no
The suggestion has been made that
Richmond 'would do well to lower the
price, it asks for gas, but, frankly, we
•do not see 1 how it could afford to do so.
We should say that our people will be ex
ceedingly fortunate if they are able to
get ail the gas they may need at the
jiivscni rate— one dollar per thousand feet.
Bui. at least let the city authorities
make the amplest preparations possible
to supply the demand for gas which- all
business men foresee will be great. .
The' authorities here ought to put forth
their most strenuous exertions in that di
rection. The larger the number of faml-.'
lies that become "consumers" of gas,
the less costly and insufficient will be the
yoal and wood supply; that follows as
a. matter of course.
The situation demands that our gas
nvorks officials^ shall prepare to manu
facture gas in greater quantities than
ever before. It will be needed. The first
Btep is to make sure of plenty of coal
nnd oil; the next is to put the machinery
of the gas works in order to give the
greatest possible output. -
Prompt attention to these matters - will
be of great public service.'
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It has been suggested that the present
yirginia Congressional campaign will not
lind the Democratic speakers as willing
»nd as eager to take the stump as here
tofore. Not only, it is explained, is it "an
off year," but the Republicans not hav
ing paid . serious regard, to Mr. Roose
velt's : warning -to them to make
an effort there -is ■ talk of . there
jiot being anything to light. We sincerely
trust that there is no real basis for the
(suggestion, and that no such idea as
I hat there is nothing to fight Is gravely
entertained by our party leaders and can
vassers. ■\ ■■ .;. . ■; -. . ■ _. , ' • .: . ..
There is something to fight," and some
thing to fight lor? Where are the Republi
can policies, such as the robber tariff
and Its protection of trusts, and the inade
quate banking and currency systems? Are
not these something to fight and enlighten
the people on?-
Dirigleylsm,- owing, to, Its ever Increas
ing fostering care of the trusts and op
pressive monopolies, is a more vital issue
to-day than it has: ever been, and the
present financial, situation, and the ex
pedient to . which the Secretary of the
Treasury' has been forced to resort, in or
der to. afford relief, make it clearer than
ever- before that banklrig and currency
reformtin .the: near, future is an; impera
tive necessity .to : every , business and In
(flustrlal, interest :.,:;, J;~J ;~ t\-^. .~■ : '
2.Thefej never was a time f. when: Demo
craticlduty; to make unreientlng war on
Rfj.ublican policies in. respect of ; these
i^-. ■i • h we s more • jna ni f cut. Nor so ' far as
yirginia Democratic leaders ere ; concernji
'ttA'y hu i thvt& aver i been ; a - time l iince ; the'
of the wnr between the States, ; in
which they were as ,frci»" to concentrate
I ; thVlr energies and their brainsiinjianjas
sault upon /t'h'csVpoilclcs."'; ...Not In a gener
ation have Virginia publicists had such
j an opportunity, to p>ove;;t^atj; judged ; by
! the standard oi statesmanship, andso far.
as Is, involved ability to : grasp and dis
cuss great problems, they are not_: degen
erate sons of wor.nyslre».-'Nqt.iri;a'gen
eration have they had such, a chance to
establish" claim to their ancient inheri
tanci! as rcr.rtseiitcd in capacity and
right to take a dominating part In direct
ing the affairs of the nation. -Hence, not
Sn a generation have they had such an
opportunity' to fulfil their/ obligation to
restore Virginia's power and prestige in
the sisterhood of States. Is not this some
thing to fight for?
It is true that Immediate fruits of a
Virginia campaign fought on national is
sues are not to be expected. Not until
the Democracy shall have secured contnl
of every .1 -ranch of the 'Federal govern
ment could we hope for tariff re
vision or banking and currency re
form. If. in response to public dissatis
faction and unrest, there is Republican
legislation in either direction. It will be
in the nature of tinkering. But the fact
that the great consummation so devoutly
to be wished "is in the future, affords our
leaders no excuse for resting on, their
arms, for failing to begin the work of un
dermining and weakening the enemy's de
fences by educating the masses on tha
issues, and for allowing other States to
pass Virginia by in the race for command
ing position when the day for the final
struggle arrives.
Oh, yes; there is something to fight, and
something to fight for, in the present Con
gressional campaign. And it will bo a
sore disappointment to us, discreditable
to themselves and unfortunate for Vir
ginia, if the Democratic leaders and speak
ers do not awaken to a realization that
this is the case, and make the canvass a
notable one for earnestness, warmth,
vigor and intelligence, in instructing the
masses on the supreme national Issues,
thus preparing them for the decisive con
flict. Let it be such a canvass that its
influence will be felt far beyond our bor
ders, be projected far into the future,
and cause the country at large to recog
nize that it may again look to and trust
Virginia for leadership.
At the meeting of the New England
Cotton Manufacturing Association a day
or two ago it was stated that this country
I Bold only $214,000 worth of cotton goods
last yeer to Cuba, while other countries
sent over $5,500,000 worth. "With Cuban
reciprocity," said the speaker, "and a lit
tle effort on the part of American manu
facturers, a big trade could be developed
with the people of that island." This,
says the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, is
true and the folly of standing out against
reciprocity,^ considered merely as a com
mercial question is great. But our con
temporary is moved- to ask: And now, ii
the beet sugar and tobacco interests
should withdraw their opposition to Cuban
reciprocity, would these same cotton man
ufacturers agree to withdraw their oppo
sition to the pending French reciprocity
treaty because it happens to lower duties
a little on some of the products?
And a home and pertinent question it is.
What's sauce for the goose ought to be
sauco for the gander.
Some of our State exchanges and some
persons who have written to the Dis
patch on the subject, express surprise
at the delay of Governor Montague in
' announcing the v State Corporation Com
mission. They want him to hurry up.
That he has good reasons for ; his de
lay we do not doubt. In the first place
we don't believe he has fully made up
his mind whom to appoint. In the next
place the Governor is to nominate these
gentlemen subject to the ratification of
the Legislature. Obviously, therefore, it
is the part of propriety and official usage
that news of his action should reach the
public through legislative channels.
Those . nominations are \to be passed
;upon s by the .two houses ; of the- General
Assembly, sitting in joint session, not
-by the Senate alone,, as meny suppose.
The Richmond Evening News completed
the third year of its publication yesterday
and in summing up. its history it made a
gratifying statement as to how it has
served the public and how those services
have been appreciated.
The News is properly named. It has
shown tremendous energy in gathering
information for publication and has won
an enviable reputation for enterprise ana
ability, while the brightness and vigor of
its editorial columns have attracted mark
ed attention. -It is saying only what is
well known in this community that it
has "stirred, up" all tlie other papers here
and gained for itself an extensive circula
tion not only in and about this city, but
in fields where most other Richmono.
papers are seldom seen. The superior
mechanical facilities which it enjoys—
jointly with the Dispatch— with the other
I advantages mentioned, give it apposition
I in the journalistic race rarely acquired by
any "three-year-old."
It seems to be agreed that a well-direct
ed Stone is the thing with which to /slay
the coal strike giant."
The horse show ■ has its military side.
Isn't it a dress parade?
The Roanoke Evening World endorses
as "valuable and timely'" our suggestion
that a reformatory for disobedient and
refractory girls be established somewhere
In the State. "There are," continues our
contemporary, "refractory girls as well
as unruly boys, who are utterly; Imper
vious .to home influence and- discipline.
In such cases where usual arid normal
restraints prove impotent,; as the Dis
patch weir- says, a firm but ; gentle . hand
is needed to correct them, even though it
be the hand of a public agency . : Such; an
•Institution; as. a girl's ''horne t \ whose
pose' would 'be' the eradication of evil ten
dencies rather than to, afford punishment
for them',^ might, ; anfi doubtless wouid.
save many, a young woman from:shame
ful and unworthy destiny. It. Is to b«
hoped that the Dispatch will continue .to
press ; this matter upon; publid-attehtlorT
and that thaT press of the SUte will lend
full, and- earnest,, co-operation 'to .'the
movement." ' -
;^ The > :-DlߣAtchYwill .continue tto press tho
j|TTrf'^l?T?T(^lffilffiO^^l^j | TTrf'^l?T?T(^lffilffiO^^l^
doubt not that with£e«tiMtg^op^tloh :
on tho part of the ' State press, we shall
bo able io bring about the establishment
of such an institution as ..-.we:* have;, in
view. _ ...-''' ■"'-..'- ■
- -TAIiIiMBN."
A civil war record of the; height of
Indiana soldiers shows that outfof 11S '-
254 there lwere 15.047 5 feet lO^lnches tall,
8,706 . sffeet li f inches. G,679 6 feetitajli 2,611
6^ feet 1 inch. 'l,Bs7 6 feet 2 1nche5. 5. 403 6
feet 3 inches, arid 330 over 6 feet 3 inches.
Commenting .on these statistics,; Dr.
Gould, actuary of the; United State*-3ani
tary": Commission", writes: "it is evident,
from our statistics that the Indiana men
are the tallest of the natives of the United
States, and ' these latter the tallest of all
civilized; countries." ';
Years ago we saw a statement to the
effect that^of the soldiers then in the
United States army the Kentuckians were
the tallest, and that, of European sol
diers the Scots were tho tallest. Can it
be that since the close of the 'civil war'^
Indianians have become shorter or Ken
tuckians longer?
; In the; Confederate army the tallest
men we saw.\were from southwestern Vir
ginia, Tennessee, and the mountain coun
ties of North Carolina. But we much
doubt if they were the hardiest. It was
a sight to see those 6-footers down with
the mumps or measles, or other "infan
tile"" diseases. In the early years of the
war hundreds of them were thus affected,
as many of them died from such causes
while In service in east Virginia.
The celebrated Peter Francisco, the Vir
ginia giant of Revolutionary times, was
6 feet 1 inch tall, and 1 weigued 260 pounds.
But he seems to have had strength in
excess even of his great stature.
The tallest resident; of Richmond that
we recall was a junk dealer, name now
forgotten, -whose place of business was on
north Seventeenth street. He was said
to be 6 feet 9 inches in height.
Those were days of marvelous activity
in politics here; partisan feeling ran high,
and Democratic processions were not in
frequent.. Quite often our tall friend acted
as our party's color-bearer, and a formi
dable 'appearance he made. - v\
We are quite sure that the average
height of Virginia men is as great now aa
it ever was, but we don't see the exceed
ingly tall fellows who " were common
enough of old. On the other hand, our
girls appear to have increased in height.
How much, if any, of that appearance is
due to the c«t of their clothes we know
Says the New Orleans Times-Democrat:
"The people of the "United States had
the reputation formerly of being the most
wasteful in the world, throwing away
as useless enough to support millions of
people. Under the old system of sugar
manufacturing in Jiouislana, a large por
tion of the sugar in the cane was never
extracted, but was burnt with up with the
bagasse, and it cost the planter many
dollars to thus burn his sugar. Nor was
the cotton planter any more economical,
for he threw away what has since been
shown to be one of his most valuable pro
ducts—the seed— and frequently went to
great expense to have it hauled to. tho
river and dumped in. But whereas we
we're wasteful of old we have changed
lately, and are now at the acme of indus
trial economy, utilizing nearly every atom
of material, and by chemical and mechan
ical processes converting the waste and
refuse into valuable products. The beßt
results have been secured in the utiliza
tion of the by-products of coal, cotton
seed and food animals."
That way only He thrift and material
well-being. It is to be hoped the South
will learn the lesson thoroughly. „
The Macon- Telegraph says truly:
"The vast region between the Potomac
and the Rio Grande, with its mild clim-;
ate, low-priced and : fertile lands, its
exclusive "production -of cotton, rice^ ana
sugar, and its capacity for. every, other
crop grown in the United States, ought to
be the immigrants' land o£ promise and
should become the agriculturist's para
It will be both in the not-distant fu
ture, unless all signs fail. The advertis
ing of its advantages being done particu
larly by its great railway systems can
not fail of effect. Its day. of general
thrift and general prosperity is just dawn
ing. ' •"*_. • '
The "drama of dirt," of course, is of
the earth, earthy.
The Savannah "News, referring to the
fresh effort now being made to start a
movement of negroes to Liberia, says:
"There is no doubt it would be a good
thing for both the negroes and -the, whites
if a very large ■ percentage of; the ne
groes could find homes in Liberia. -It is
practically impossible for 7 two distinct
races, one inferior to the other, to live
together in the same country on terms
of political .-equality. But , we dislike to
see negroes go to Liberia unless they
have some certainty that they can: make
a living there. It will be recalled that
the last ship load that went . from this
port had a very hard time of it, not only
on the voyage, but also after , arrival
in Liberia. According to our recollec
tion most cf. the party : died; from diseases
of one kind and another, due to lack, of
proper food, comfortable houses and the
moans of earning a living."
There is no doubt about the wisdom of
this warning. The negroes should look
carefully before they leap in the Libe
rian direction. ;-
It is reportedrthat partridges, turkeys,
rabbits, etc., are -being .killed throughout
James City and York- counties. The
huntsman who kills. game i now lays him
self- liable to ; a : heavy fineiand\imprison
ment. The season in these; two counties
does not open till -November? 15th.' The
law should be enforced a gainst any and
all violations— Williamsburg Gazette. 7
So it ought, and^allgood citizens should
consider it thair duty to aid- in- its en
forcement. It Is outrageous that . while
one farmer is protecting and preserving
game his : nearest neighmor.' should be en
gaged in ' killing it, or permitting others
to come on his land. to kill it.
Current Comment. ■
We understand that the - Mercer monu
ment =. matter i was I. taken up with ■ Secre
tary Root by the committee nere.^of which
Mayor Willis Is ;, chairman,' s some time
sinceibut was postponed iuntil the: return
of the Secretary from; Europe!- He is : again
in .this^country ' and^we: suggest >that :it
might be a good Idea to show ; some \ Inter
est in the rn" tt«»-; hr cptt" vr'cating with
Mr.-Root— Fredericksburg Star. , ; .
• A good suggestion, ; seeing that the ;im
pression prevails that our Fredericksbuiv
friends have not shown the enthusiasm*
over,;thls matters It was; expected; they
WOUld.: '. ':•'■'■■■.-; '.'; '■■■\:\< : - ■-'■ "_'•}•':■■: ;v? v ; — v " ; V:
justly , or; unjustly the'idea Jis
j abroad that Secretary Bhaw.Tva.B-ln
fiuenoed mor« by the necessities of Wall
1 Street than itjioat; of .the country; at ?lafge
! . to 'oomeltb I theTrejWf fb'f itheTraoney : : mat-
There is no. rubbing It out that the press
?!-Ws.--«:t.aic"fe:""j:w< ■ !■"■'■;" "■■-' "•>'. ■Jj:--.Xf--?-v;'H~-'-'~-r*.:
! of.the'country Is pretty;, unanimous 'in- the
% Ulli |up|toiG«verijor., Stoa*|tp
ffl&SßmP»l Problem 1, settled b5b 5
•the mining of con^_
The stand taken by the coal operators
'iit' ■yesterday's -conference,^ which; caused
"the* 'defeat i of f the 'S President's ' attempt i to
'relieve -the i situatloristhat now.; confronts
the = people V of i the country;^will, unless th«
signs : of - the 'times*: are :•; greatly/ at .fault,
bi? ' productive " of results -which ; cannot
now be foretold.— Norfolk Ledger.- . .
That is nct'a risky conclusion.'
And now our water; splggots are" again
pouring % forth protests : V against f further
daley Yin solving the problem of clear
v/ater. ■'"■:'-"'• ' ■'
.' Tlic Alarm. • t
'■' .(Youth's Companion.) ■
The station basks In a peaceful.: doze, .^
Unsued to the floor trie long poles pass.:
Truck and wagons and lape^like : hose^
Glitter in red or.theshine.of brass. :.
And over the tongues the harness swings;-
As" though on some unseen forms de
;.-.? signed, v - - ' .
A- fireman whistles and softly: sings. ,_/-.■.
The horses nod in "-the stalls behind. . :
Clang! 'ciang!Clang!-in an instant sweep
Wide the doors under magic hand 3.
Clang! Clang! Clang!— how 1 the horses
, - leap ,"'.' V'- > - '' ' ■ : '■■'-
Each- to his: place, at the gongs .com-..
■* "mands. , ■ t: . -
Clang! Clang! Clang!— there's a scurry of
: : 'feet, ' ■ . . ' . - : -" '- '■-.'■
Snapping of clasp arid grasping of line,
The wagons are into^ the: startled; fstreet—
"What is the number? 1 * "Seventy-nine."
Clang!— 'tis another clamoring gong •' :•
Shouting the warning: "Way, I say!
Way for the "horses, lusty,- strong! ;
Way for my wagons! 'Way! r Way 1
•. : .Way!" „ - ■.. ' ' \ ■ : ■ ':■) ' . .
Street-cars clear of the crossings draw— '
: Drivers press to the pavement's marge-
Monarch of all, by might arid law, !
Rushes the firemen's crimson charge.
Battle of tires and clangor loud; : ,
Rythmic beat of galloping hoof.
On to where in gathering; crowd.
People stare at a sloping roof.
What is the work? Is the crisis one -
Taxing courage and strength of men?—
Oft 'there are deeds by heroes done
Ere "horses champ in the stalls again.
_ -.-. E. L. Sabin.
After That.
(Life.) -i': '■'-■
"Mamma, what will I have to do when
I am educated and accomplished?'
"Oh, ' you can pass the rest of. your life
learning to keep house." *
Fitted for Politics.
(Chicago Post.) .
"What makes you think he would be a
great success in politics?"
"He can say more things that sound
well and . mean nothing than any. other
man I ever knew." „
' Qualification.
(Baltimore American.) .
"Old man Tellum thinks he is'sura to
get a government job."
"Why? He has no political pull."
"But he claims he has. He says 'he ate
the oyster that Oyster Bay was named
after." *
No Ear for Mimic.
(Boston Christian Register.)
"How do you Jike the music, Mr. Jua
kins?" said Miss Parsons..;
"I'm sorry, but I have ho ear for mu
sic," he. answered.
"No," 'put in Mr. Jasper. "He uses his
for a pen rack." .
' ■"; , . : (Boston Transcript),
. Uncle- George: : Look at the bee, . who
Improves each shining hour.
Thriftless Nephew: That's all the bee's
good for. If it amounted to anything it
would Improve some of the cloudy hours.
The shining hours don't need improving. -
Wliat tJie Vn-t-t erslty Alumni Dirt.
To the Editor of the' Dispatch: •
I am so unsatisfied with what 'the Rich
mond Chapter of the.^Alumnl of the' Un
iversity of Virginia did at their meeting
last Tuesday, afternoon (September 30 ui).
that I ask the privilege of making a few
comments - upon It, in a respectful but
candid manner. I shall not repeat what'
I said at said meeting". What occurred
there, especially the' remarks of Professor
Peters, and his high tribute to Colonel
Miles, fully justifies the positions I had
maintained. ' ■ ; ■ ;
The course of the discussion caused
Mr. Meredich to modify his. first resolu
tion by striking out^ the name of Colonel
Miles. But when his resolutions were pub
lished they were immediately succeeded
by his unjust diatribe against that -most
worthy gentleman, ;which did embrace*. his
Therefore, was not striking his name
from the first resolution a mere farce and
absurdity,; when it was uttered in .the
harsh manifesto against him? .
As to Mr. Patterson's substitute, I sec
onded it because I preferred it, though I
did not expect to get from.. that meeting
all that it involved; and^ when it was laid
upon the table. I could not deny the "pro
priety of that action, because, said .sub
stitute was^most probably beyond the pur
view of that called, meeting. .
But the statements of' Mr. Patterson,
Mr. Williams, and ; Professor Peters took
the wind -out of the original resolutions
and the. deliberate,' written pronuncia-.
mento which accompanied them. : In
deed, : after the - strong ; testimony of . Pro
fessor Peters, in regard to both the vis
itors and Colonel Miles, I did not think
that : Mr.: Meredith's resolutions could be
adopted. So, whilst Professor Peters was
speaking, I prepared a compromise substi
tute,- based upon -Mr., Meredith's second
resolution, ; and handed . it to Mr. . Patter
son, hoping that he 1 would offer it. - When
Professor Peters finished his remarks, ; the
meeting was very impatient. Mr. Pat
terson did not offer any ; substitute, and
I could riot. So ithe vote was taken, and
Mr^ Meredith's • resolutions, as supposedly
modified;- were declared- adopted; I voted
against them. •— ; ■.;•■,•.,
"Then I and a number of others left -ac
rooom. • : As I got to the door, I" heard
some one (I think it was Mr. Meredith)
appealing to the- members to go into -the
election of: officers, arid -I: heard Mr..; M.
McGuire nominated for president, 'but: I
and several y others went on down •in > the
elevator: The papers. say- that Mr. Mc-
Guire ■ was ; unanimously ; elected president,
and M.H.Cary secretary:; What
had these sticklers for notice to them, by.
Ihe 'visitors : of the university of i J .what
they' intended to do, given : to the , friends
of Dr. "Brock arid the i present secretary?
Moreover, the alumni here have a: con
stitution which \ regulates r the .; election ;of_
officers: I have riot the pleasure of.know
ing; either of .the 1 gentlemen elected, yet
make; no .objection to them." The .election
was plainly illegal" and void. ;• %<; . jV
: The proceedings of the meeting.redound
ed ' greatly -to ; the :■ adyantage : of f Colonel
Miles." How . complete : Professor Peters
vindicated -both him?; and? the visitors! I
was glad- -to learn- that , Professor, peters
was; : in^ favor of : a .^'Permanent; Chair
man" ; ;-.- though he V must ; : not -be -styled
president. " BEN BLAKE MiNOR:
■: Richmond, ;Octbber/3. ; ; 1902. .
'"■■ ■ - W««hi»ffton»« -Baptism. ;•;.-; ;; ; ;'; : ■■'.
. .• .'(Kansas -City Journal.)' '_„ :
■■■-To -the Journal:- While the; controversy,
about'; Washington's i; religion vwas > in;, pro
gress i in "the" ■■• columns of the Journal, >I
remembered % to s : have : heard % Genoral »R::
M rK Qano,Tof "l Dallas. iTex.v^ state that j his
great-grandfather, John" Gano. : a" Baptist
minister;"^ : h«4T/emersed'..''iWashlngrton;j^at
Valley Forge: - 1 '.iwqteVGeneral|GanbJiß:
he !
his letter .was not fonvara«d^:Hd- re-:
plied,-? however, 1 ? as ; goon t as : possible, Rafter
| his^returh?S.General"SßJf M.--1 Ganbf com%
'manded^a? ■brigade^: in the Confederate
■ ; amy^waf|iiua^
o-n-ted minis-:
■•nd after the war became a -notea PP 1™"1 ™"
:^ cr V irißthefChristlan church.i;_HeJlS|a.
j letter bearing on the Washington con
■ troversy: • •- - - „ „.,
>" ' vtiDallas,f. Tex+l September;.^. J?^^:i
ingi the"?Revolutionary;:Varib^my^rea^
; ister .*, He X never.;- became j^BapOst^^
asked ■ John ;; Gano to immerse •him, -stating^
tisra^taiight': in ' the^NewlTestament.
did,notwarit ; the = army. called •.outpr W
parade ; made; :' so -he was ; immersed ■In tne
presence of about : _f orty-twolwUnessea,- all
:of iwhom are i now; dead; '<■ One of s the
; nesses was fold rUncle; Daniel
oldest son' of :the Minister," tJohn^Gano,.
who -was captain -of: artillery: at^the tlme. ;
I talked -v-.withr him - and/ stayed ,. at ;hls
house all • night ■when- 1 was 10 years : old,^
in 1840. My : father, John Allen Gano.
baptized Qld^.Uncle Daniel- Gano -when;he
was ; about: 86 /years old, ; and \he died at
aboiit" 94. >: My father's "older 'sisters;; Mary,
Buckrier, Margaretf Ewing. 'and^CorneHa
Henry.rsaw their ; grandfather^; who -^m
mersed- Washington, ; and^ talked-.with .him
about it ; A family: named ::Beale^n ; Vir-:
ginii, a the
dition Jn their family:;- Aiman }**?**#***
wrote: me :; some years = ago Vthat : he had , a_
book inwhichit^wasfpubllshed^ at, the
time: of its S occurrence,^; and : gave-, tne ;
name of . the ; book. : a bound^perlodica^ .
but i' could never.-gfttr it: and flnallyjlost;
the letter. Washington _; was not an Inn
del. His family; were Episcopalians, oto
which church he~ claimed^ to : belong. ;■ Be
fore he became -. religious; he would swear
sometiiries .when' angry. ; ; ' _""■■' •'■x ■ -:
Personally knowing.' General: Gano.^as
I flo, having known his .father, and : the
high Standing ot his, family, I have^ no
doubt whatever \of the: truth, .of ithe r .tra
dition^ Elder, T-VP:--. Haley, .of T^nsas
City, probably v knew . the • Ganos, &f atner,
and son. and will bear -testimony -to, the
exalted character ; of the men. President
J. W. McGarv-ey. of Kentucky Univer
sity, Is. I know, well 'acquainted- with
General- Gano." and was with the father.
General Gano lives Jn^Dallas,; Tex.; and
a letter addressed to box ; 540 will , reach
hirii. He isnow,73 years of age, and his
testimony will not be long available.
W. A: OL.DHAM. .
Pastor Christian church. ■
Holton, Kan.; September , 30, 1902. . y*' "
Former Once Lived in North >Caro r
Jliia—liatteryii Trunk In TVllmlnKton.
>' (Charlotte (N. C.) Observer.) '
To the Editor, of The Observer: -^
Suggestions contained [In the letter^here
with mailed are so interesting -that I yen
tureito give them: to mr^VigJl
that the author will/ pardon the .liberty,
taken and that the descendants ot Defoe
and the "trunk may be found. .. ...
Yours truly. "
; - , JOSEPH M. MOREHEAp. ;.; -
Greensboro 1 , N. C., October" 4th. /'".^
Dear Colonel Morehead: - *^
I am" very much obliged to you for the
pamphlets which you are kind enough
to send me ' through : our.;friend;_Dr
bow. 11l wish some of you North".Caro
lina gentlemrn^ would hunt up the descen
dants of Daniel Defoe, the axithor of Rob
inson Crusoe, who lived somewhere in
North Carolina. ..- -^
I think\that the great Englishman came
over here: I think that 1 accounts for his
very accurate knowledge ; of ; affairs In the
Southern States shown. in Captain Jack. ..
There is another; thing, which rou.«ht to
be looked for m : some old store house s in
Wilmington— Oliver \ Goldsmith, .the poet,
meant to emigrate to North: Carolina. He
packed his trunk and "put it.on.board the
ship; the ship waited for .the. tide, and
while it waited ' Goldsmith- changed" his
mind.-sind: never< came to ; America. (But
the trunk came, and is somewhere in
Wilminfirton. unless Lord Cornwallis « stole
Goldsmith's shirts and stockings. Some
of our yoxmgr people ought to make a
novel out of this. It. has. a 'much:, larger
.foundation .than most historical .novels
have," :.-.; '.■;:''* „':'!': ..-_*.■'..■'-' V*"'
With great respect, dear sir. lam;
Truly yours,'. .'
39 Highland street, Roxbury, Mass.
Free instruction in Use of Soft Coal..
(New York Sun.)
A coal dealer ; in Williamsburg. who be
lieves that more, people v would. be willing
to burn soft coal if they knew ,how to
use it without making, too much smoke,
has put out the following sign: ; y
= :'-' :'-": '- " -: - ■-■■ - t; V' ' ' ' ' : : '* '
The Supreme Cowrt Has Already.. Sot
. . : ;v Them Forth." ~' : V
A .Washington special "says: Speaking
of the : powers of Governor Stone under
tho common . law yesterday,, a member
of the Cablnet'sald: . . . .;
"There have , been many decisions "of
the court bearing : on the . right : of States :
to lnteref ere for - the : public good, : but
the one I had in' mind; at this moment
is that of -Munn ; vs. Illinois." which was
rendered by the Supreme Court- of the"
United States In October; 1576. .It was aj
case in which the* State of Illinois^ by/
an act of the Legislature: r sought:to reg-;
ulate, elevator andi warehouse 'charges .ay>
Chicago. In " passing on -this case -the" Su-;
preme Court of -the 2 United" States "laid;
down the following, principles bfjlaw": :- ' ;
• "T. Under 'the .. powers V- Inherent " in
every : ; sovereignty, ; . a .government may
regulate 'the conduct of : Its citizens .to
ward each - other, and, t when necessary ;
for the public good, : the manner in which
each 'shall use his own %: property.', • ;
• . " '2. It has in ;the : exercise of these,
powers beeri customary,. in" England :from
,tiriie ; Immemorial,-; and \ in this f country :
f roiriV its : first colonization.; to ■ regulate
ferries, common carriers, -hackmen. .l>ak-"
ers;: millers; wharfingers, inrikeepers, "etc:,
and in so doing to fix : a maximum charge •
to be made : for service rendered •; accom
modations furnished ; -and articles "sold."
",'3. . When the owner ! of property .'de-,
votes it 'to a use in which the public has
an. interest,; he," in; effect,; grants '.to the
public. an interest in; such use arid ririust
to > the. extent \of that 1 interest submit- to " |
be controlled by -the public for . ; the'-, com- |
monigood-as long as he" maintains the |
use. -.'- . " : *-~ ~""~- ' ' ' '
-" '4. - Rights of property; and -to a" rea- ]
sonable ; compensation for ; its use. created j
by; ;the common : law, : cannot -be' 1 taken'
away without ;due' process; but" the ! law"
itself, : as "a ; ruler of ; conduct,--- may," un
less; constitutional ; limitations- forbid,;; be"
changed : ; at . the will : of ; "the7 Legislature*.'^
-j "The f.well-establlsHed-: principles : of law^
thus ; laid : down-by' the ; Supreme- Court ~6t
1 the -United i States ilni In .the ?. opinion "s l ? have
cited," ; rcoritinued :;the : | Cabinet?: member,'
••make-ltrclearly within ; the! province" of
Governors Stone \to>take j'control^'of/thei
situation In - Pennsylvania:: ; > The '• neces
sities '.the : situation ; have made ; it " his ;
, imperative duty. to do so for. ; weeks V and
. mon ths;^.The"re ; is ■ no \ n eed : for. public sen- >
timent;to look to .the President." r^Mr'-ii
The . jHost ' AmerlcnnVClty. in Canada.
': ; .; (London Dally Express!)
; -Winnipeg ! is -the Mecca /of , the imnilgra nt
to = Manitoba* and -I the 1 Northwest. city
of 60.000 inhabitants.\with:banks and ware
, houses % tha t Ewou Id % do! credl t <to : the *; old i
country . : i with ■'■ miles i; of /avenues \ and ired
brickvvUlas, 1 ;: down A whichs run) rapid f'elec- :
trie i> cara.lv carrj-Ing:< thelr^ Hne>. J: with " an "■■
eye Jlor.v.the:ffuture.ftfarilntoFttner ! market:
its.forest; of itelegraplrandUelephone .poles
Americaniand fBO-ahead>. than J any ;city lin
the iwest?of^Canada.^iv -,"•;•; ?■:>::- ■--a^ v^-.
- s - - Hamlet Fixedi Him. \
. „ (New York, Sun.) .
/Hamlet was rehearstn^ his famous solll
oquy.'lwhen ;ahe|Ba.w 5 a*i> countryman "look
;imc*through jthe i latticed window,* »t. him.'
. peeperfs however.'^|J«,mlet|contlnoia t^^g
r !.To sleep! perchance to dream; ay, there*
Letter Orderc & to Be Sent to the Bell
v> Telephone;- ; Company;- ; Engineer
'Schlo9*er Presented TVltli » -Gold
:Bodse-Firen>an Resigns,
:Tbe Board of Fire Commissioners held,
an /.unusually interesting .business session
last night,- and took the initiative in the
matter, of .making ; an .inspection of all
buildings in the business section. of the
pity. The- damage done .to the fire-alarm
by, the removal of wires from
poles was, taken up, and: the cause of thb
trouble, was ordered abated." : :.
• Engineer 'Schlosser was^. presented with
a handsome gold badge for bravery, and
Firem"en Bowry : and Burns resigned.
V;chief Puller submitted a" new assign-"
merit of apparatus for fire alarms, made
necessary -by the I addition of the - new
"company,: No. 9, which goes into commis
sioned October ' 15th. The" companies are
so; 1 arranged that those nearest fire alarm
boxes are required to ; respond, and in
the business districts the new ' company
wiil reinforce those horetofore assigned
to "dangerous" .districts. ;:
A report was submitted by .Chief Puller,
transmitting a letter from Assistant Chief
Shaw, inTrega'rd to the 'delay in getting
an engine \ stream on ■ the recent fire on
Broad: street." It seems, that- the mem
bers of the company all", left the engine,
except Engineer Goode, who was unable
to make connection by, himself. The driv-
: er! had to "hold his" team. Chief Shaw
'finally sent a ■'■ number of men backhand
a; stream : was finally gotten and the fire
eiUrigulshed: Considerable damage ; and
loas resulted from the . delay: in getting
on the stream^ The matter was passed
by until the next regular meeting, when
all hands .will be summoned before the
board. ; V- :■:-. . . -
Superintendent Thompson made a ;re
port, in which ha called attention to the
: removal of wires from poles • by. the Bell
Telephone ; Company, on (which w*re the
:wireß of the Fire-Alarra and Police Tele
graph' Department- A" great many gongs
had been damaged and a number of fire
alarmrboxes had been burned .out. A let
ter.was ordered sent to the Bell Company
'calling attention to the damage and noti
fying the ■ company that : any further, in
terference would.be reported to the Police
Court to be dealt with' as violators of
the-law. ' . - -
Mr. Keppler, who had been selected to
■make -the' presentation of -the medal for
meritorious j conduct, arose and addresr/hd
Engineer | Schlosser. of .ICngine Company-
No. 6,. and presented to him a handsome
gold badge, Mr. Keppler paid a splendid
'tribute, to. Mr. 7 Schlosser's action as a
"member of ; the department at the fire at
the .'Jeff ersori Hotel, when he stood. to his
engine when : the greatest 2 danger, threat
ened. His .conduct had always been the
best, and had won the praise of the de
partment. \ The -Virginia . State Insurance
Company. had-annually. given a gold med
[alj to the department to the presented to
the fireman who \ should/* ln -the ; oplnlon
of the board,; make the best record. It
( was > a .pleasure to. present the medal to
MrJ;Schlosser. .--. . • •.---:-.
"Mr; j Schlosser -'was'- almost overcome
when he' undertook, to reply. Tears
coursed down • his cheeks. His voice was
trembling and . he could hardly express
his ".appreciation ot the honor. .He said
that he had "always endeavored to do his
duty, and he ..was proud to know that he
had "by earnest - endeavor won the ap
probation '; of the board. He. would wear
the badge": arid devote his energies to re
turning the good-will of the board. He
was applauded as he finished his speech
and was:allowed to return .to his .sta
tion; "f '- ;.; r ; ' . \ . ' '■"
• t The l>adge is a handsome affair. It is
about ;four inches long and has the fol
lowing lr.scriDtlbn: "Presented by the
Virginia'; State Insurance Company' to J.
J.. Schlosser for meritorious conduct In
the" Richmond Fire Department. " 1901."
: The resignation of Callman Thomas W.
Bowry," of Engine Company 3. offered
some months ago, * was "taken up. -Mr.
Bowry'has been one of; the most active
men in the; department, but his duties
are such that he cannot j respond to the
alarms prnm^ly. He has no gong in his
house., The resismation was made to take
effect October 16. 1902. ; H ;
A petition was received from the mem
bers ;of the department who > receive $00
arid- $60 per month, asklnj? that, on ac
count, r of the increase In the cost of liv
ing,- that ; they <be. allowed 1*55 per month.
The board endorsed the proposition, and
it /was ordered' sent to the ' Council." .
■This application was; once before en
dorsed by the -board, -and it -is the ,pur
pose of- the men to apceal to the Coun
cil for. the increase tasked. >
"i.Mf. Crenshaw : presented - a substitute,
'fixing the amount to be appropriated at
$2,800,' per: annum.
Mr.; Lecky; called. attention to the im
port?,nce lof hayipgr the; business district
of the city carefully Inspected. He said
that a great many; of the disastrous fires
of < recent years were due r to . the collec
tion of waste .paper, rubbish, and : trash
in j garrets arid "cellars.; He moved ,- that
the of .the ;, department . appbirit • one
member .of each'; company to make an
inspection of Uhe /business houses, -ware
.;house,, and 'factories in his ".. district and
to!report the same: to; the chief, .who was
directed to submit the reports to the
: board; at Its next: meeting, of the con
dition of; each establishment?.^: Cr
;. On- motion of 'Mr.^ Levy, an Invitation
was* extended 'to the visiting municipal
electricians;; to inspect the Fire Depart
ment of "the .city;. by the Board of Fire
Commissioner's/ the time to -be fixed by.
the electricians. On Wednesday evening"
the; commissioners will receive the visi
tors "at 'the 7 board room of the cbmthls-'
sloriers. - ; / : . '-'■■.• :: : "■ - "
.-;/rhe:board decided to be present at the
new-engine jcompany on the nljrhfof the
15th, 2 when the; company Is placed in
commission." A ■: ..';;■ " . ™ -
;. '-An i ordinance was recomriiended to the
Street v Committee " providing ; ■ that here
after-cars shall J stop at: the near side ■
'of j the; streets intersecting: the line 'of:th"e
;car. lines,^instead of stopping; on the side
of jthe* street in the direction In. which the
car is groing. > : ; --•■.■-:; ":-..: •■■•.■-.> •
;y.The;rpHifmflt|on:of.R^H. Burns, of Sn
glrie:Cornpany'No;::2.' was accepted. V
-•:• The i- Virginia" .Passenger . : and Power'-
Company 'was" given authority.- to equtp
a .wasron with a> gbngr and ; equipment ; f or '
cross-overs^ the wagon? to; respond - to "all :
alarms "of; flre. : =thft."men in "charge to wear.
speclar badges iwhileon duty; at fires." The*
: comTOlsslbners will - furnish .the *sorig and
;the^badges.:".:;;.-i.C : ;:;;V.;;^-;; y 1 :■_.. -■•,;-.: ■•■,-.;
iC-Th"-»fe were '■ present iMessrs. FrischWbrn
G - :^- ■ Taylor.«C; i?^ Taylor; Jenkina.
Levy.; Lecky^ and Keppler. The Aboard
; adjourned jat;10:«.. "
;"^f^•^^H-^^i'K^^eoic.r , -I
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