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City Editor | old 158
TITESPAT, ■• ..OCTOBER 28, 1902.
i,iqi;ok licenses.
The time is now at hand for -the
Finance Committee of our City Council
to take up for consideration the Crenshaw
ordinance which proposes to put into
force here-, a high license system. He
namfs $1,000 per annum as a proper sum
for each saloon to pay. That, of course,
would be in: addition to the license taxes
exacted by the State and Federal gov
ernments—about. $300. additional, we be
Whether the Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion would be represented before the
committee has heretofore been a matter
of doubt. At one time it was said they
would not bo: that they would make their
own fight before the City Council, where
they believed they would have a better
prospect of winning. Our opinion has al
ways been that they would have erred in
adopting such a policy as that. We Jiold
that they would do well to arm a com
mittee, or counsel, with all the favorable
facts and figures they could gather, and
Jet them appear before the Finance Com
mittee. Then, whether they won or lost
there, the facts they relied upon could
50 before the public and: might influence
•councilmen. At their meeting last night
the association decided most wisely, as
W think, to make whatever fight they
propose first before the Finance Commit
The people of Richmond, in our judg
ment, would like to ..see the number of
bar-rooms here reduced and more revenue
lhan is now paid gotten from the licenses,
jut certainly they mean to be fair, and to
*ome extent they and their representa
tives in the Council would be guided by
what is being done in other cities of our
size. The popular impression is that the
pale of liquor brings very little to the
treasury of Richmond. Is that so? Do
other cities of our class receive more than
we do and do saloonmen in those States
also have to pay a State tax?
These are things worthy of inquiry, and
we are sure the Finance Committee and
the City Council would like to have any
Jniormation on the subject the Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association may be able
to furnish.
For our part we should like to see a
less number of bars here even if we didn't
make a dime by the change. A license
then would be looked upon.as a privilege
of great value and the bolder of it would
JD<> careful not to violate any law. Not
rnly would be not dispense liquor on Sun-
Say, but be wouldn't sell liquor to minors,
j>r allow his place to become the resort
•»f rowdies. In short, in neighborhoods
;rhere there are now too many bar-rooms
Ihere would then be a less number— fewer
iid bettor ones.
We are not optimistic enough to believe
Jhnt the high license system would prove
to be perfect. Far from it; but we are
pincerely convinced that it would be an*
Improvement upon that which we have
•low. Three hundred and twenty places
where liquor is sold , are • too many for
TUchmond. especially as many of them
tire In localities w-ere criminals and
'pistol-toters" or noisy fellows resort.
No, we do not expect to revolutionize
.-• jiltogcthcr the morals of the immoral
class by the adoption of a high license
system, but "\ve snould expect consider
able good to come from it and we urge
Its adoption as a conservative course, bet
)er suited to our condition than the pres
■:.'-' cnt system is or' prohibition would be.
Hence we say the liquor dealers will make
■}/ \o mistake in haying calm, cool, capa
* :■ )le representatives to appear before the
FJ nance Committee and discuss terms and
vther details with them.
Sunday President Mitchell, of the United
iline -Workers, in a. .speech accepting a
fold budge and gold watch from the for
eign mine workers of .the. AVilkesbjirrc
ralley. said that he looked lor ward to
the time when .strikes -would be no more;
when peace and justice and right would
%■:] : he EC-cured for those who to:!; when labor
iiKl capital, tadi recognizing its rights
hjiiJ obligations. to; society, would' work; in
■X harmony for the'eommon welfare of our
country and tho general good of all our
That is a consummation we could all
;/;■..-.;; /;■..-.; uihh to see. and the people of this" coun
try expect the arbitration commission "now
; -, ■Jji bcssion at Washington to do all that in
r, - :t«: t« power lios to open the way for the
;;-.. .; realization of Mr. MHclu-jj's dream. It
>■ not <>nou£l:'»liat ;5;-~ < nmmissW :1 kimiUl
tyro parties' that ha vev Wounded a truce,
nnd do Justice-betAveen them-that is not
enough in the eyes of the grcatthird par
ty in interest.
The people look to it he commission -to
eicha .urt- every elTort- to malce the settle-;
mont of the trouble immediately in hand
a- precedent which w.ll be accepted for
the adjustment, of" nil future struggles
ttetwceJv capital and. labor.. They ..ionic for
it to Und.Vif possible, some principle found
ed on fairness to both labor and capital,
which will appeal to the sense of justice
of -each, and' so command the support
of the right thinking public: that neither
can afford to disregard it.-Considering the
conditions which led to the appointment
of the arbitration commission thai body
is one of' the most important that bos
assembled in this, country for years. No
similar body ever rested 'under. graver re
sponsibility. To regard its duty as that of
simply 'arbitrating, between; the .miners,
and operators of the anthracite coal fields
is to ' take the narrow view. Its obliga
tion extends far beyond this. It was
public sentiment— the;; people— that, forced
the operators to agree to arbitration, and
hence brought about the constitution of
the commission.' The body 'is at
the last the creation of the /people, and
to them it is under the most binding moral
responsibility and obligation to leave.no
-tone unturned in the work of endeavoring
to discover a safeguard and a guarantee
against a recurrence of the conditions
just ended, and what would have been the
logical- consequences if those conditions
had continued. That the task the people
for their part have given the commission
is not an easy one we grant. But it
should not be an impossible one. ~At the
least, however, just in so far as the com
mission's labors shall show that it is not
impossible for labor and capital to reach
a common standing? ground of principle
for the adjustment of these difficulties
will "there be hope that Mr. . Mitchell's
dream is not be Utopian, as many besides
himself think and believe it is not.
-Will the esteemed Richmond Dispatch
kindly bear in mind that- there is no such
paper as the Montgomery (Ala.) Regis
ter- ?_Montgomery Advertiser.
■ : Did we mix the Alabama babies up?
We take it'for granted we did. We apolo
gize. The Montgomery Advertiser and
the Mobile Register are among the ex
changes that we read with most pleasure,
and are newspapers that air the world
may read with profit" and entertainment.
The. slipping away of the Danish West
Indies is regarded «as a rum go.
A question arises as to bow the mem
bers of the coal commission are to be
paid, if at all.
President Roosevelt was 44 years old
yesterday— old enough to know better
than to be a Republican, and to talk: 60
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the wo
man suffragist, died Sunday, aged S7. She
led in the organization of the first woman
suffrage convention held in tho United
States, and had steadily written and spok
en in favor of petticoat politics for fifty
years. She once received twenty-four
votes as a candidate for Congress from
New York.
The Portsmouth Star makes .Richmond's
municipals scandals the text-for a some
what rhapsodical article congratulating
Portsmouth that she is not like cities in
general and Richmond in particular. Af
ter alluding to the "glue factory scent"
iliat is wafted from Richmond and other
sections of the land the Star says that
the men of the Portsmouth Council may,
not all be orators," and they may some
times take all night to dispose of a very"
little business of small importance by
haggling; over petty points, but they are
straightforward, manly men, and it is a
blessing to the community to, have its af
fairs administered by such servants. Then,
our contemporary expresses the opinion
that Richmond has started at : the wrong
end in her councilmanic and police inves
tigation, that the thing she needs is for
her best citizens to take a more activa in
terest in her affairs at election times, and
adds that "she might not then be envying
Portsmouth ana other honestly adminis
tered municipalities."
We are sincerely glad that the munici
pal household of our little sister is so
spick-span cleanj and" is so' well regulated,
and we earnestly trust : that the Star's
article will not prove a case of "pride be
fore a fall."
But that apart. We assure our contem
porary tb.it whether we started at the
wrong ei;d of our investigation or not,
our people have, by the action of the
Common, Council in refusing to concur
in the Minor resolution, been thoroughly
awakened to the need of which it. speaks.
Make there a mark to refer to when
the next Richmond, municipal campaign
opens. •
Anthracite coal supplies are now com
ing into New York to be retailed at ?6.50
per ton.
■ The New York Heralcl has undertaken'
to ascertain the election 'prospects in the
forty two Slates tbat have elections -Nor
vember 4th. \ Maine, Vermont, and Ore
gon have had elections already. Our con
temporary finds that the 'Republicans
probably will .be able to cqntroli the or
ganization of ilie United States House
of .Representatives,, but only by a nar
row majority. But to triumph in that re
spect they must elect, -with what
they already have elected 191 mem
bers. „ The Herald's returns give
the Republicans 200, while it says
the Democrats have -' 171 ■ reasonably
certain districts and tbat there arc fifteen
doubtful districts. .
The Democrats stand to gain four mem
bers in Pennsylvania,^ one in'lndiana, two
in Maryland, one in Missouri, one in Wis
consin,- and two in California, and possi
bly, one each in lowa and Michigan. ,|
Boies probably. will not win in lowa. Ala- j
bama, Arkansas, ; Colorado,' Georgia,)
Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, .1
Texas, and -Virginia. will have solid Demo
cratic delegations. Two North Carolina
districts are considered doubtful; . West
Virginia's four are put. down as Republi
can;- ■'•■. - ; , : .. '..: -..■■■ „■ . .-.. -■,•■■•■■-"■;
Thirty Senate terms expire March 4th,
and i some .jaf the '•; have 'already
been filled. Others are to be^ chosen JbyJ
J, i. pis! -Huron v> b« clecUil November 4t!u
lU. (iVl'3, ' in Idaho, nuiy" be; Buocccdedniy;

give way to a Democrats Representative
Long may succeed Senator Harris in Kan
sas, and a Republican Ivlormon, Apostle ,
Smooth, is likely to get Senator Rawlins'sj
place fromUlab. ,
1 Delaware." so long unrepresented in the
Senate, will probably elect two Demo
crats. . . ' -. ' ' ' : ' .
The Herald saysthe Quay, •organization,
in Pennsylvania is badly scared.- • - • •-
The Herald statisticians and 'forecaster
thinks tluit a general, Democratic drift in
the East, with a'particularly heavy vote
for Coler ■in Greater New York, would
not only wipe out the' slender. mjirgm the
Republicans have, "but would sweep most
of the doubtful districts 'to the »Demo
crats.". . - -••--■ >
'The indications; are that the Democrats,
will carry New York city by. nearly. 83,000;
majority, "which would break the record
since the vote given Mr. Cleveland. twelve
years ago. Governor Odell will be elected,,
but by the modest surplus of 21,000." Many
persons, inVeplying to the Herald's postal
cards, taking the poll. in that city, wrote
that they" would vote the Democratic tick
et this year because they attributed ■ the
high price of coal and provisions to the
Republican party and the trusts. ,"*
The New York OlVorld has a forecast,
but it sees no prospect of the Republi
cans losing control of the; House of Rep
resentatives.. Nor does.lt believe that Re
publican '. control ■ of ;' the United States
Senate is in danger. It, however, says
that the vote' in New York State. will be
close and" that Odell will be re-elected,
but probably not by a majority of more
than 10,000.
' The usual and natural tendency of a
newspaper prognosticator is to lean to-
what the Constitution of Virginia
calls the ."present incumbents:" : But that
aside, the showing for the Democracy
is very good : indeed. ■; ■
Considering the great majority the Re
publicans had two years. ago. it is plea
sant to be aesured by our metropolitan
contemporaries that if .• the Republican
retain control of the House for another
two years it will be rmt by the skin of
their teeth. .
What the New York papers said Sun
day may have some influence in determin
ing results, but the Dispatch is not yet
ready to concede that the Republicans
I will win.
The congressional ..elcption- in forty-two
States,, as we have saiS, will' take place
on Tuesday, November 4th. 'The mem
bers then elected, and those already elect
ed: this year, will take their seats'in'De
cember, 1003. .'""'•
General John B. Gordon, commandant
of the United Confederate Veterans, , has
issued an order, announcing, that -the:
Daughters of the Confederacy will hold
their annual meeting in New Orleans on
the 12th, 13th, ,14th, and 15th of Novem
ber. And in "view of the aims and ob
jects- of these patriotic and noble women
of', the South," he feels it is his duty to
call the attention of veterans to this
interesting event and to' ask them to give,
all the aid and assistance in their, pow
er to make the meeting ' eminently suc
cessful and pleasant to both.
The General waxes eloquent in speaking
of the "uncrowned queens of the South,"—
I '•the grand old mothers-of-"the;-Confedera
cy,"—also their beautiful and lovely
daughters and grand-daughters, worthy
descendants of those illustrious women.
In closing he says:
"The women of the South will live for
ever in song and story, as they were the
hope and strong right arm of the South
in her mighty, struggle. Then let us cher
isn the women -of the South and shower
every possible honor upon them, for they
deserve our ...everlasting gratitude and
homage." \ '.""-'
Current Comment.
The Norfolk ledger, in referring to /the
refusal of the "Common Council to concur
in the Elinor resolution, says: "As men
who are innocent' do not fear ah investiga
tion; the refusal of those who voted
against • the . resolution will -be • taken as
proof by the public that the charge made
by the grand jury was well founded and
that members of " the' Council received
bribes for ; their Votes." •-■ r ' :
There is no getting around »that. : ' : ;;
Touching the argument . • advanced in
some Democratic circles that the Demo
crats cannot gain anything by winning
the House, since they would then.be a
mere clog to legislation, the Springfield
Mass., Republican sys: "A real sound
democrat believes that that is just what
is needed— a clog."
. Precisely, and both the Democratic par
ty and the country might be gainers by a
clcg-judiciously put in.; ■■■
The Potomac Progress shows its pro
gressive spirit by coming back to and
emphasizing the exceedingly practical
questions: "When do the people of this
county propose to take tip the question
of improving" their roads? Why not call
neighborhood meetings at once and decide
upon some definite action?"
In General Orders No. 1, General Robert
St. George Dyrenf orth, ...commander-in
cbief of the Union Veterans' Union, makes
an appeal to Union veterans of the Civil
.War to organize into a brotherhood for
mutual protection. Which mutual • protec
tion,^ appears,, means further raiding of
the Treasurj r . - # • ■ '
Never did a candidate pursue a hope so
forlorn as that of Mr. Robert Hughes. It
is a pity' to have so good and clean a man
as Mr. Hughes defeated as badly as lie
surely will be.— Williamsburg Gazette.
In which paragraph vinegar and sugar
are neatly mixed.
Another Peculiarity. :
..(Chicago Tribune.)
"Have you— aw— ever thought what you
would do," asked the literary foreigner,
as the; cable jrain,. entered the tunnel,
"if this structure; should; cave in when
you were half way .[through ?" ■
' "Often," replied the Chicago' man. ' "I
sliquld. demand the return of my nickle." .
And the literary foreigner made^ a meni^
orandum in his notebook., He had discov
ered -another"'" interesting peculiarity in
Americans.- ' - *■ , .
- The Only:Wa'y to Prove It.'
' : , (Washington Star.) -
"Which do you c think should be more
highly; esteemed, /money or brains?"
- ' "Brains,". ; answered . S enator : Sorghum.
"But nowadays VtlieVorily">viray a man 'can
convince - people ; that I he ': has j brains is to
get money." - - ■ :;>: ;>
One €>f the Intelligent.
(Chicago Tribune )

; - VHavo :you any scruples," .inquired; thftj
> T>r6iiecutlDgSattwbe>v!/;. < . < a'galPStrg'infllctliie.' l l
the deatti penalty ;liia\case' of wilful mur-
I : to hev'em," cautiously, asked tha
talesman.V'or not to: hcv 'em, .if l aap t
want to iset on the jury?" .
• Recbnstrnctc«l.
' (Written for tho Dispatch.)
Where did she get Tthe native grace—
My lady with her winsome face,-
This daughter of a haughty race—
With which she sweeps the floor? r .
Her. mother slaves hnd to command. v\
Her. father 'scarce' could count his lanas, ■
She -labors with her own soft hands, ■ ,-.
And knows not she is poor.
Her. birth was ushered in by war,
Blood-red was her pre-natal 'star, _
Amid her toil, without a ju'r, ".
Her ..life moves unawares.
'Likebrave ; men"who lead in the'fight,
Labor to . rier, meseems, , is light
From early morn 'till late at night,
The day is rich with cares.
Each household duty deftty done,
In ceaseless work she shames the drone.
With cheerful race she dares the sun ..
" In his diurnal course.
Oh. men of Southland, ye are blest. '
And count ye this your supreme test,.
To worthy be of women best— Jv
Your one unspent resourse.^
■■■■■-. • ■.:•..■;...-■ ,;.- ■-' :• • ' .• ->?■" '. ".- •
By besom fell of war struck down,
Nowhere you looked but saw a frown,
That learned ye that ye wore a crown—
Your women's deathless love.
She came to cheer you when and where
You nothing saw but black despair.
And lift you up by faith and pray'r.
To hope— and God above.
— J. H. Mv
His Insomnia Completely Cured.
(Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
"They tell me you have cured yourself
of chronic insomnia." "
"Yes, I'm completely cured." ,'
"It must be a-great relief."
"Relief!. I. should say it was.. Why, I
lie awake half the night thinking how I
used to suffer from it."
Crafty Suburbanites. —
(Philadelphia Press.)
Subbubs: We residents of Swamphurst
have petitioned the railroad company to
issue a special excursion ticket for ser
vant girls. ?
Citiman: Want a cheaper rate, eh? ;
Subbubs: Ob, no; we don't care if they
charge extra ior it. but we want it fixed
so that it will not be good for return trip
until at least two weeks after date of
„,;.; Snnctuary.
"'Close in my heart I pray thee shelter
A hunted thing, with no more will to flee;
Say the great word that bars this rab
ble out—
Oh,. grant me sanctuary from the rout
That tore me with old. taunts and mock
■ cry.
"Calm the hot eyes that had too much to
;■ see.-.' • ■'■"•
The tired liu/s that spake too-much of
doubt; . .
Let the great silence circle- me about,
Close in" thy heart.
"I: would forget how. many foes may be
Without the doors of this sweet certainty,
Far in the distance die the threat and
Love hold me cloistered from the world
without — .
Helpless I falter to the strength of thee—
Close in thy heart."
— Tbeodosia Garr.son, in Ainslie's.
Braxton and the Governorship. ■
To the Editor 'of the Dispatch: \
From an article in the News I see that
Mr. A. C. Braxton, declines to commit
himself at this time as a candidate for
gubernatorial honors, and very sensibly
I think.
Mr. Editor, no man was ever known to
decline to accept the office of Governor ot
Virginia. • ■ •
-A short time before General Robert' E.
Leo'sdeath he was asked if he would ac
cept the position, his reply was, "Yes,
gladly, and I would consider it a great
honor." Nor will Mr. Braxton decline it.
Let Virginia call hi mand he will come,
you may rest assured.
We shall need just such a man badly—
'who who has not been in politics and
'hasn't been identified with either of the
factions of the Democratic party in Vir
ginia. Maryland was once as strongly
Democratic as Virginia is, but party dis
sensions have placed her in the Republi
can column. Let us take warning.
." Staunton, «Va. ; AUGUSTA.
.., [Is "Augusta" sure that he quotes Gen
ieral Lee correctly?— Dispatch.] .
Recollections of His Speech in Rieli
,-. iiioml in ISSO. •
. ; Richmond, Va., October 2G, 1902. '
To the; Editor of the Dispatch:
I notice in to-day's Dispatch (Sunday,
October 26th) this paragraph:
"This gloi'ious. October sun" . which
pleased Daniel Webster so much when
he spoke from our Capitol steps October
5, 1540."
I merely wish to correct your date from
IS4O to lbiiO. I am also tempted to' add a
few words not about the "glorious Octo
ber sun,' but rather in a reminiscent way
concerning "the Great Expounder" and
the speech on that occasion. Then I was
a lad in my ninth year. I heard the
speech, and well remember, the personal
appearance of Mr. Webster— how he look
ed,, how he was dressed, and- a gentleman
holding an. umbrella over his grandly
majestic head; then the great and or
derly crowd. Readily I recall, even now,'
how my ' father, a . ."Whig of Whigs,"
who, being a tall, : stout man, held me
on his shoulders above the surging, en
thusiastic Whig crowd. I felt my young
Whig heart proudly . thrill unci'er the son
orous eloquence' of the great orator. No
recollection of the past half century ha;,
abided with me more faithfully than this
event of October, ISSO.
Some years ago I told the late Hon.
Alexander H. Stuart, of Augusta, about
hearing that 1 speech, and my remem
brance .of Mr. Webster's looks under the
"October , sun." . Mr..: Stuart then related
to mo an "interesting incident in the same
connection. He said he was on tne, com
mittee that: entertained Mr. Webster at
the old -Powhatan Hotel, and accom
panied him in v carriage to the: Capitol.
It ' occurr*ed to the gentlemen in : car
riage with, the great .man that the
copious libations of brandy, be had' so
recently.' indulged, might; possibly inca
pacitate him for the great speech ex
pected of him.. Mr. .Webster noticed their
uneasiness. ' and readily ..- surmising the
cause of '•.' their;. apprehensions, turned to
; them -. in ."his bland and j dignified manner.
: and ' in his measured, deep, sonorous
voice, said: "Gentlemen, I hope you will
.not -i feel '"the- least/fear that. I ;will:;fail
to duly measure' up to the f ; present : occa
sion. I assure you my mental .equipoise
is not'atall disturbed. Good brandy, lirce
the .pure L water of your grand ' old : Com
j monwealth, will not in any degree badly
[ affect .me; only stand me squarely- -on
I my feet, I will prove equal to the occa
sion.".. -.-,.■ '•-'■■' . ■'. - '''" ■■■'■-'. \ :./■ .'".'■■. •■■■••■
:;;Mr."v Stuart, said this assurance from
such .high authority, greatly: assured, the
committee, and banished '■:■ all fear . from
those -who ■ were ignorant . of- Mr.. "Web
ster's, wonderful v: carrying; capacity for
"good brandy" and pure ■ water. The
speech was all: right. : and -~eloquently,;:de
livered und'er -'this i glorious i October. sun"
in 1550." ■; ;> C. A. RICHARDSON."
■■; ; HiKh Ball Investigation. _
- •-.-•■■■.' ." (New York. Sun.) ■■■■■■'■■■-.■■
;i Tpi.,tlie* ; Editor .of the ; Sun— Sir:;; After
the ; adjourning Tor ■ the/; great 5
'•coriyentipii'Cwhich'Jwas^attended .! byjmyself/:
ia^Elathead|lndia"niyand '.'a^Nez | Pe*rce/!b"e^
fsJdejjtht 1 Bitter Root river. I set out to
leani why a flrink of whiskey is called
Best Piano Values.
Reliable Pianos at
right prices have
built for us a rapid
and increasing trade.
W e manufacture
every piano we sell,;
and therefore quote
ajw ays correct
prices. -
603 East Broad, v -
standing up to a bar as they might face,
an enemy regard the "barkeep's" am
phora as a target, at which they are tak
ing repeated shots. . By. easy transition a
"shot" or "a round" becomes" a "ball."
Again, the term comes through the dia
mond field-a "high ball" being one of the
means by. which the player . shows his.
greatest skill,, and magnifies himself as
a high-ball drinker does. In a western
club, during the past season, I heard a
member order a "Carrie Nation," a brew
which the demon rum preponderates, with
much tartness added, which was formerly,
called a rum-sour. . .
In Carlisle, Pa., I heard the- term:
"shade" used from a dram of whiskey—
"Wil you take a shade?" was the lan
guage with which sinners enticed the
good. Whether the term was hit upon
from a sense that every drink is a shade
of death, or whether they -who ■; used it
felt or fancied it to be a shade from the
fierce heats which beat, on the highway
of life, I know not. TamO'Shanter, who
sometimes used usquebaugh for domestic
purposes for a tonic just before going
home, said that it made things shady and
cool at his house, but hot in the city. He
was the'first to remark, as he did -to Mrs.
O'Shanter, that there was a hot time in
the auld toon to-night. • - __•
Youngsto'wn, 0., October .12th. .
Coal Supplies Sow Coming Into Xcw
York at This Price.
(New Yo~rk Herald, Sunday.)
- Anthracite coal at $6.50 a ton will be
placed in the bins of some lucky Harlem-
Hes to-morrow. It will.be part of the
first consignment .of freshly-mined coal
to reach tins city in nearly six' months.
Even those who willnot be fortunate
enough to get any of the coal will rejoice
at the news, for it means a speedy end
ing of the dearth which has caused so
much' discomfort since the miners quit
work, and it :will bring about a -hasty
reduction in the "high prices. With the
example of one man before them, the
retail dealers will hardly feel justified in
maintaining the present exorbitant fig
uros. ■ . _ .
This coal' is now on a boat near the
Spuyten Duyvil, waiting for a favorable
tide that it may proceed to the wharf on
the East river, at 119 th street. It was
brought by the New. York, Ontario, and
Western road from Priceburg, Pa. Seven
teen hundred tons was taken out on Fri
day afternoon, and were loaded on forty
cars which made two trains. One train
was hurried to Weehawken and the other
to Cornwair on the Hudson. No freight
trains were .permitted to delay; them;
only passenger trains had the right of
way over them. They reached their desti
nations early yesterday morning, and the
coal was at once placed in barges.;
President Woodrow WllsonJs Ad
dress. \
To the Editor of the New York World:.:
In a short j-fagazine article written by
a famous collese president, I once counted
eleven gross . blunders ;and solecisms.
Scholars too-often seem to think that the
possession of learning absolves them £rom
the duty of using clear and correct lan
guage, flow gratifying was the inaugu
ral address of Princeton's new president,
Dr. "Woodrow Wilson, by contrast with
such slovenly work. With the thoughts
expressed one might quarrel— though I,
for one, do not— but the manner of^.their
expression was worthy of the best pre
cedents of American scholarship. Why do
not more of our college dons write and
speak the English language?
Brooklyn, October 26th.
Tlie Escaped Convict Has Success
• fully AToidcd Apprehension. '
W r alter Turpin, the white convict who
made his escape from the penitentiary.
Saturday ; afternoon, is still at large. ;
There is, no tangible clue to. his move
ments after he was seen on Belvidere ,
street immediately after escaping from
the walled inclosure. Usually, when n
convict escapes, his garb is a criminating'
appearance that he cannot readily ' avoid/
In this case, however, tue man was clever
enough to provide a change- of raiment
in advance of his; dating dash for liberty.
Clad in the ordinary garb of a citizen,
there is little to distinguish him from
his fellow .man, and he need only reach a
locality where. he is personally unknown
to.be practicaly free from suspicion:
Up to an early hour this morning Tur
pin had not been seen by the police, to
many.'of.whom he is known by sight. All
the others have a 'full and accurate
description of the man. The police of
the surrounding towns are also on tht
gui vive, and ,' their; vigilant eyes' are .very
likely to identify the ."man by the de
scription. If he goes toward Ji-iynchburg
he will be also sure of, apprehension, for
he is well known to "the police there, and
they. .have a fine reputation for picking
up criminals wanted elsewhere. :
There is little to add to the story of
the escape.. The .man took .his life ;in
his hands, and by a fortuitous combina •
lion ; of conditions '■ in;; his favor - escaped
even a shot. Eyery ; step in the escape
pomt >; to. careful premeditation and pro
vision! ; Only the opportunity "was await
cd. ' - That came - Saturday afternoon, and
with it Turpin was gone. ..'".;
Xo. 101 -Will Emerge from Southern
Shops "a Thing: of Beauty." 1
;,• Colonel Andrews, second vice-president :
off the * Southern ';- railway, is ]'■. in \ the I city.
His ; private '■ car. \ No. \ 101; Is in I the Souths
erh^shops^in 'Manchester,^where. it vhas
undergone wonderful -iimproyement in itha'
past ten days. , ; It ; has-been ? repainted r out-;
side, -and^fitted j inside^with;; all* modern'
electric { appliances. "Nooi 101 :| is :■ riow^ conf
'sidered Ithoaflnest^carJthat inins^onisany^
road| in xthe •country. '■■- -„->-
the direction nf \\ . ,B.~; Crooks, .-who vjs
the chief, of the Manchester Fire -De~
Igartment. ~\V. T. Ledford, master'jpalnter.
of the . Southern system; had charco of
lanta-VJournal. : -j ■■- „-•■ ■;. '
As man grows intellectually and mor
'in?- broader and -individual ■? opinion -if
SdSbtmgllberat e d;from; tho shacks;
b^SolUical : or-religious- prejudice^ t .the
nublic has - reason ;to ; hope f or, ; if .not ex-
Jcct^an^eliminationt/of the, total ywper
sbnaf fromisreatiQuestlons affe^ng,the
welfare of a State or a country.-Birminp-.
ham" (Ala.) -iscws. ;
:: T here is no class o£ the popula^n^more
interested" In i the maintenance of public
order-'than are the working, people. :^o,
matter how^bad conditions ;may >.be in a
community; (they : must stay. They can
not send away their families to a Place^of
safety as can.theweaLtny.and^they, are,
therefore/- most interested in the protec
tion - of life, rights, and public order.
Evidently they recognize this fact.— JNew
Orleans Picayune. .
It is difficult to understand tho force
of the reasoning of those : who hold that
it would be better from a party standpoint
for the Democrats to lose the lower house
of •'■ the next Congress than ,to gain «.
This' is" equivalent to saying that nothing
prepares a, party for victory so .well as
defeat. The ' contrary view, presented by
Mr. Cleveland in his recent interview, .is
sounder— that the way to win is to fight
continuously and that the first step to
ward driving .back an enemy is to drive
In the out-posts. "We believe :. that the
first-mentioned 'opinion, entertained .by
Senator Morgan and others, does not ob
tain-in the Democratic party in North
Carolina, and cherish the comfortable be
lief every Congress district in the State
will return a Democrat.— Charlotte (N. C.)
Observer. , Si
.It" is absolutely necessary; for the wel
fare" of. the country that its affairs be
placed in Democratic hands. The burden
of taxation has been increasing under Re
publican rule until it is now, beyond rea
son, and the county has gone deeper and
deeper into debt, until nobody now knows
how much it owes, or how it is going to
pan but.— Charleston (W.. Va.) Gazette.
The Telegraph most earnestly com
mends the suggestions of Governor Can
dler. North Carolina has set-the pace,
and some j-ears ago appointed "a fit and
proper person," with sufficient help, not
only to preserve 1 her old records. Colonial
and Revolutionary, but the- records of
Confederate history. North Carolina has
the roster— the muster rolls— of those who
went to battle and fought for the State.
The work was well done. What has
Georgia? Have we a roster of the troops'
who fought under Xee and Jackson and
Johnston and Stuart and Forrest and
"Old Rock" and "Tige"? Except such re
cords as the. Daughters of the Confeder
acy have preserved, and such as the Com
missioner of Pensions has, we can show
nothing.— Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.
Any person who knows a fact tending to
clear a prisoner from a charge that if
proved would cost him his life, and de
mands money before telling the truth, is
little better than a murderer. Every per
son whose word is worth listening to
would be anxious to testify in such a
case. Any one would sit silent and let an
innocent man be put to death when a
word could establish^ his innocence, or
help to establish it, would be morally
guilty of causing his death.— Jacksonville
(Fla.) Times-Union.
Alexander Stephens's life was one that
inspired the youth of .his. State to high
resolves .; and his personal . influence was
excellent. His home, "Liberty Hall," in
the southeast of Georgia;, always stood
open and it was a Mecca for the worship^
pers of his district like Monticello, in Jef
ferson's "day. As an example of success
by reason of force of character and power
of ability in spite of- physical disability,
Stephens was one of the most remarkable
men in the country.. Georgia might well
select him for a niche in the temple o£
fame.— Knoxville (Term.) Sentinel.
The hardest part of the coal commis
sion's work will be to arrive at a plan by
which similar striKes may be averted. It
has been suggested from a Washington
sou rce that the commission may recom
mend the incorporation of the miners'
unions and the formation of a permanent
arbitration' Lribunal. That, however,' is
a venture into the field of speculation. —
Savannah News.
The most astonishing thing in American
politics just now is the credit accorded
President Roosevelt for what he is not.
A few days ago he lectured Quay and
other spoilsmen for violating the civil
service law by -soliciting subscriptions
from Federal office-nolders. No sooner
does he take this step than the dear lit
tle mugwumps: lift their voices and say:
"Ecce homo. : Behold the civil service re
former." ■ .. - • -
Concerning this particular action of the
President's we have nothing but praise:
yet. it serves to prove, not that he is
a sincere civil service reformer, but that
he. is the most inconsistent civil service
reformer that ever came down- the mac
adamized road.— Memphis Commercial-
Appeal, v
General Assembly Will Be Here In
Ttvo Weeks for Long:. Sitting.
The General Assembly of Virginia, the
adjourned -meeting of the first session
held under the. new Constitution,- will
convene at the Capitol in this city on
the second Wednesday in' November, just
two' weeks from to-morrow. ' The session
will be a longhand busy' one, for there is
much work to" be done, ' and no one an
ticipates that it can be completed in less
fime than -six months. Some even an
ticipate that it -may continue eight
months, but the majority of those who
have been heard to express an opinion
predict ■ that the • session will r last six
months. . . __. \
•Many changes in the statute laws are
to be framed, and -many rendered value
less by .. the new organic law will have
to be expunged. In fact, a complet*> re
vision of • the laws of the Stato Is not
improbable. It will be hard for the law
makers to do more than map out and di
vide among the committees; the great vol
ume of „work: to be done before the
Christmas holidays.
Tiesro Boy from Frauklin Victim of
i „ . - 'Railway Accident. * . "^
CAPE CHARLES, VA., October 27.—
(Special.)— Charles Ballard. ; a ; colored boy
about 15 years .old. fell 'from a moving
freight train to-day, at Fruitland; -Md..
and .had both legs nearly, severed above
the knee. The boy claimed that he lived
at. Franklin, Southampton' county. Va.,
had been to Boston for ;a. trip., and" was
beating his way homeward on freight
trains. He was taken to Salisbury, Md.»
and placed in Jackson's ; Hospital, where
both legs were amputated.
It is Thonght an Exchanße Will' Be
Opened at Tappaiiannock.
October ;27.-r(SpeciaL>r-tThe; 27.-r(SpeciaL>r-tThe \Board of Di
rectors of the Tidewater Telephone J Com
pany met here to-day: -The«former,com
mittee;;appointed-to?conferijvfrith the^Up
per-; f Rappahanoek - ■ Company. . : wa3 '-; dis
] charged, ;; and i another? committee ■ was; ai> •
jpoihted,i|to meet (afcommlttee^frbm^ that"
company at the. Hoter-NelsonnbnNovem
£erj|llth.-;-It is thought, that]: the^com-^
fpanies Swill > open ;• an ; exchange i in ? Tappa
.hannqcU, n.nd developliheYadjoinlnsater-?
?rftor>vl^Thes superintendent was Snstrucfc^
-ed\to» procure now polos for tre lioct'b^
itweoni Gloucester sCourthousv, ahd',Sa)udaH
We Cc*nbih6 Quality
With Low Prices. '
You can prove this by a vigit to 07a
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like every other" genuine mineral
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drink it at -the spring", but unlike
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