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_*u*>*'s*ied .Daily and Weekly nt No. 4
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Entered Jnnnnry 27, 1903, at
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SATURDAY.JTJTNE 13. 1908.
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WHITHER ARE Wti DRIFTING?
It Is said that one hundred and fifty i
distillers, who will bo driven out of North
Carolina by the Watts liquor law, which
goes Into effect en July 1st, will move
across the line, and thereafter do busi?
ness In Virginia.
In the same connection It may be men?
tioned that a largo bottling establish?
ment which had been successfully con?
ducted for years In the city of Dan?
ville has removed to Richmond since the
prohibition law becamo operative In the
In the same connection It may also be
mentioned that a letter was recently re?
ceived In this city from a prominent
prohibitionist of Danville, euying that
the prohibition law there was most suc?
cessful, and thatno liquor could be pur?
chased for any purpose whatsoever. Ho
added that thcro was no ground for tho
complaint that liquor could not be had
for medicinal purposes, seeing that Dan?
ville was within easy reach of I.ynch
burg and Roldsvllle and South Boston,
where prohibition Is not In force, and
moreover, that most citizens kept a lit?
tle spirits In the hmrse for emergencies,
and were quite willing to give It to less
fortunate citizens who needed It for
Taking all these facts Into considera?
tion, It would appear that the "Watts law
in North Carolina Is to be enforced at
the expense of Virginia, and that Dan?
ville is enjoying all the blessings of pro?
hibition at the expense of neighboring
towns. North Carolina Is going to run
her distillers Into Virginia, and If V?r?
enla should enact a Watts l?w;Khe would
In turn run them Into some other State.
Danville has put a stop to the sale of
liquor within her borders, but her citi?
zens admit that It Is necessary to have a
little spirits In the house, and so they
contribute to the liquor tramo elsewhere.
We observe that our esteemed contem?
porary, the Danville Register, Is even
now running two large display adver?
tisements of whiskey establishments in
Lynchburg.,^ One of these concerns calls
special attention 'to Its fine brand of
"medicinal" whiskey, and the other says
that It Is daily getting duplicate orders,
showing that Its brands are very popular.
Now, what Is to be tha upshot of this
system If It Is continued? If North Caro?
lina runs her distillers Into Virginia, and
Virginia runs them Into Maryland, und
Maryland Into Pennsylvania, and so on;
If Danville goes dry and depends on
South 13oston and Reidsvllle and Lynch
burg for Its supply of medicinal liquors;
and Lynchburg and Reidsvllle and South
Boston go dry and depend on Richmond;
and Richmond then goes dry and de?
pends on Baltimore; if all the States and
all the cities In the State go dry, where
shall our supply of medicinal whiskey
Once upon a time a man who had teen
traveling on a very fast train said thai
!he train ran so fast he had to get the
Conductor to hold his hair on.
"But who held the conductor's hair
>n?" he was asked.
He replied that tho brakeman lield the '
conductor's hair on.
"But who held tha brakeman's hair
en?" In.-lated his interrogator.
The brakeman was baldheadr-d," the
fa*t traveler replied In great glee.
And so It would seem that If this
pushing out business goes on In pursuing
the whiskey devil, those in need of medi?
cinal whlbkey must by and by depend
upon a baldheaded place for their supply.
Fhat'a what universal prohibition means.
PREVENTION OF OVERFLOWS.
The recent dlsattrous floods In tie
South and Wen. have stimulated In
juhy aa to what ought to be done to
prevent their recurrence. The old sug?
gestion about us-lorlug tha forests is
revived, and Senator j. H. Burton, of
Kansas, thinks the construction of in
taking canals and headwater reservoirs
would nut only prevent damage by Hoods,
but would furnish water tor Irrigation
purpose? In that ?action of the country.
The lirst thing needed on thlu subject Is
enlightenment? to-wlt. accurate informa?
tion. Por Instance, lb it known positively
that In Virginia th? Mood? aru mom ?lit.
ustrou? thau they were forty or fifty
].- it lertaln that more or less 'acreage
in r'-veted now by the foliage of trees
than wu? similarly covered a generation
We "know," ft ccur*e, w;-; rc-rr.nauuj
ci our "forests" nre disappearing In all
?sections of 'he Stat?*, but Is It not a fnct
thet the acreage of small growth and
sapling's Is still very large? .<
The popular Impression is that, our
woods now cover vastly lejas ground than
they did half a century ago. If by
"woods" we refer specifically to growing
"timber," that Is true; but consider how
much of our land now Is protected by the
new growth that Is covering the land
aboudoned by the Agriculturist.
This Is ft day of great floods, to be sure,
yet we have had none equal to that oc?
curring In Virginia a generation ngone,
nor was that comparable with at least one
of those of the pre-revolutlonary period.
So while It Is all right to Inquire what
can be done to reduce damages by flood,
we submit that It would be well to se?
cure exact information as to the extent of
the denudation of our woods?"forests," so
called. To this end investigation should
be made to discover the extent that new
growth?much of It sapling?has replaced
the former growth, and to what degree
the new growth serves to break the force
of great, washing rains.
In any event let It be understood that
It Is a wise nnd good thing to preserve
our forests as far as possible, and to
plant new trees. S
What nre known as "the Branch
Papers " are short biographical sketches
of men who have had great influence in
shaping Virginia's history, and are al?
most exclusively the writings of Ran
dolp-Macon College students.
Tho publication Is In the form of nn
annual, nnd Mr. John P. Branch bears
the expense tlioreof, while Professor Wil?
liam E. Dodd Is the learned and loving |
editor. The field thus opened up Is one of
importance, and cultivated as It Is going
to be, cannot fall to Interest our people In
the ll't-es of Virginia's great sons. About
somo of these men little Is known, ex?
cept In a scattering way. not a few who
"Were worthy to live In books nnd maga?
zines have dropped out of print almost
These Papers will rescue many of these
worthy names, and while encouraging the
development of young writers, will do
Justice to the dead, and" furnish Instruc?
tion and entertainment for the living.
In the number Just Issued there are
papers on Thomas Ritchie, by C. T.
Thrift, ?. B.; Abel Parker Upshur, by
R. E. McCabe, and John Lewis, (founder
of Augusta county), by O. H. Fielding;
also a life sketch of Captain Richard
Irvby, by Bishop J. C, Granbery. That
on Father Ritchie has a particular In?
terest for us. The subject was of this
town and of our profession. Many years
of his life were spent here. If we remem?
ber, his house, a roomy structure ot
frame, stood on the northeast corner of
Franklin and Third Streets. He was born
In Tappahannock, November 6, 177S, and
died here July 3, 1S54, and his body Ites
In Hollywood. For over forty years he
was editor of the Enquirer, and his work
may be found In nearly all departments
of that paper. He had studied law, then
medicine, and then became a school
teacher. And then he ran a book?
store. With that preparation, with that
wide range of Instructing and observa?
tion, he entered Journalism by becoming
editor of the paper Judge Spencer Roane
established In Richmond, the Enquirer.
Our author defends Mr. Ritchie from
the charge of excessive Irascibility. Many
of the quarrels w^re forced upon Mr.
Ritchie, he says. "While he dealt fierce
blows upon his enmles, he always fought
fairly, for he was tho soul of honor, and
naturally felt contempt for the coward.''
Notwithstanding tho bitterness which
at times marked his conduct of political
battles, let It not bo supposed that Mr.
Ritchie had no teniier traits."
So, too, we are told that Mr. Ritchie's
description of the burning of tho Rich?
mond Theatre was a remarkable produc?
tion. He poured forth his sympathy for
the grief stricken people In a style so
plaintive, so pathetic, that it beggars de?
Wo aro also Informed that Father
Ritchie was a clear nnd earnest, at times
eloquent speaker. He was "dubbed by the
Whigs" a "Sweat House Ortaor." In
those days tho Democratic band In Rich?
mond was small, and It was not necessary
to hire a big hall In which to hold their
meetings: a vacant room In a tobacco
factory was often made to serve their
purpose?hence the term "sweat house"
orator, applied derisively to one who was
In she habit of speaking at those assem?
blages of "unterrllled Democrats."
.Mr. Ritchie Is described by Dr. Thrift
as tall ar.d lean. He Is said to have had
a brilliant eye, prominent chin and nose.
He clu.-.g with great fondness to the old
Ely!? of titbit. Including low shoes and
?l?/Cklr.ge. Hit last days were spent In
the /jule? o! his family, "revhing his
?tu<i!ae-8, rending she Scriptures, culling
the gem? <jf poetry and song and con?
templating the beauties of rural ecenory."
In the seventy-sixth year of his age he
died without any of the permonttory
eymptom? of decay, "the ublest editor
the South haB yet produced."
A WORD ABOUT HONESTY.
One of our Virginia contemporaries
tells an interesting story concerning a
man who had succeeded fri.quently In
btjatlng tho railroad companies.
"liu bald that whenever ha wanted to
go to a certain point hu would purc-.hasa
a ticket for the first station outside of
the town from which he was traveling.
Between the town and the station the
conductor would, of course, collect his
ticket, but as he was not going; so any
Important place at a distan?a tho conilaa.
tor would not glvu him a slip. As soon
&h the conductor ?ait away the stranger
would take onu of the slips which ha hid
|n his pocket and stick It In hts hut, and
when the conductor paused through the
aaar again ha wosiicj naturally think thut
the man had given upa Uokot to the placs
for which tin? slip was tiiteudtid. The
stranger would taita careful noto of the
necessary cailor, anal hu was always on.
She suit? side In thltf partloular. The
?Stranger sal<J that he was a regular
traveling'man and that be asnve.1 .t great
dial of money |n the course of a year by
adopting ?such a method. H<s dirt not seem
t.. thltak thut ha?\.was dolns anything
?Wrong, end It may\be supposed ihr?; he
t ioV the view Hint t\ beat u railroad or
u,e government Ik w/t a crime.'*
\\'e suppose this man felt Shut he wus
doing no wrong, else he' would hardly
i?'. - luid the ?too- ui\.kiiui>ult. W? sun
poso that he is ordinarily an honest man,
?and that he would not think of beating
a merchant out o? a bill of goods or do
frandlng his neighbor In any -way. But,
like many others, he seems to think that
there Is no harm whatovcr in beating a
railroad company?In cheating tha com?
pany out of Its legitimate fare.
We doubt not that there are many such
propio In Richmond. They ride on the
street cars from day to day, and If thoy
can ?lodge the conductor they seem to
feel no compunction whatever In rldtn?
free. They seem to think that It Is the
conductor's business to collect fare, and
that If he does not demand his faro It
Is not the ?tuty of the passengers to pay.
But all that Is mere quibbling. It is
ns much a man's duty to pay his fare
on a railroad train or on a street rail?
way car as it Is to pay for a bill of goods
which he has purchased. As -well say
that It Is honest for- a man to walk out
of a store with a bundle of goods which
he has not paid for because the clerk
forgot to nsk for the money. No matter
how one looks nt It, It Is a species of
dishonesty, and dishonesty cannot be de?
fended upon any plea whatsoever. When
a man bonrds a publlo vehicle he puts
himself under on obligation to pay his
fare, and when the conductor overlooks
him It Is his plain duty to seek the con?
ductor and settle.
The Charlottesvlllo Progress reproduces
a paragraph from these columns on the
subject of final examinations, and says
that it heartily agrees with The Times
Dispatch that examinations shoulc. be
held from time to time during the session,
and not crowded Into one spasmodic ef?
fort at the final. It thinks that examina?
tions should be both oral and written,
and that written tests ehould be frequent
and without notice.
"In this way," It goes on. "only can bo
avoided the pernicious system of 'cram?
ming' for examinations, with Its heavy
tax upon the whole ?system. In this wny
only, too. can systematic and regular
study be promoted. Tho student who
prepares his lessons from day to day
will always be ready for a test, either
written or oral, and will accom?
plish much more In a term than
the ono who works spasmodically,
loafing part of tho time, expecting to
make up for examinations. No srystem of
testing the knowledgo of a subject Is ab?
solutely perfect, but one which combines
class standing with oral and written
tests, given without notice, will surely,
In our opinion, be found more nearly so
than any other. Intermediate and final
examinations vyaste time, nerve force and
physical strength, and even then are very
Nature's processes are gradual. WTien
she builds strong, she builds slowly. The
knowledge that sticks Is that -which Is
acquired by system and deliberation; that
which is thoroughly digested by the mind.
When the mind Is stuffed and engaged by
the cramming process, It not only does
not digest and retain the matter taken
In, but Is enfeebled by being overtaxed,
as surely so as that the digestive organs
of the body are Impaired by gorging tho
stomach with food.
What Is it that we all remember best?
Is It not tho piece of poetry that we
"committed to memory" In childhood? or
the rules of grammar and arithmetic??
those things that we learned by hard,
persistent study, with groanlngs that
could not be uttered? They ara easily
recalled to this day, while much knowl?
edge acquired in mature years by the
quick and stuffing process Is as water
run through a sieve.
A diploma Is a good thing to have, but
It Is not, or rather It should not be, tho
chief aim of tho student. The diploma is
simply tho certificate of one's attain?
ments at school, and It It does not rep?
resent knowledge It Is fraudulent. Tho
aim of tho student should be to train his
mind and to acquire knowledge In such
a way as that It will abide. His work
at school should be day by day through?
out tho session, and he should learn so
thoroughly as to bo able to stand up at
any time and tell what he haB learned.
It Is the poorest sort of policy for a stu?
dent to loaf during the session and then
"cram up" during the few weeks at the
close of the session for the "final ex?
But do not our colleges rather encour?
age tho student to pursue such a policy?
AFTER THE STORM.
Now that tho storm In Wall Street has
cleared up, men who seemed to think a
little while ago that the whole country
was about to go to smash are seeing
with a clearer vision. There are some
unfavorable conditions, but when the
people of a great country like ours are
at work the country .can go along for
some timo by Its own momentum, and it
is Impossible to bring prosperity to a
Midden end. In point of fact, the Wall
Street storm has been of benefit In some
respects to the general business of the
country, for it has, without disaster,
brought stocks down to a fair level of
value, and put a stop to wild syndicate
operations, it has also had the- effect to
make speculators very much more con?
servative, and tho lesson has not been
Ah for the country at large. It Is still
very prosperous, although there Is less
activity,In the Iron Irado, and although
labor troubles ate still numerous,
The South la now one of the most pros?
perous sections of the whole country.
Mr. J. W. Castles, president of tho Hiber?
nian Bunk and Trust Company, of New
Orleans, ono of the largest financial In?
stitutions -of the South, was in New York
the other day and told a representativo
of the Sun that tho South generally was
thriving, nnd that conditions In his sec?
tion of the South were quite satisfactory.
For one thing, he called attention to
the fact that ono hundred and nineteen
oil mills and one refinery were- built in
the Southern Slates during the past year,
und ha spoke particularly of the banking
business In the South, wlili-h Is In a
most nourishing condition. Ha declared
that there wus plenty of money in tho
South, nnd that this section does not now
borrow money, except to move crops in
the -fatl. "In our bank," said ho, "we
have now ttbout ten million .dollars of
deposita; yet I can remember when the
deposits in nil tho banks of New Or?
leans did not amount to that sum, and
that was not many years ago either."
The high pri?e of cotton has been worth
a great deal to the South, and will be
worth a great deal more. Boma time
aj-'o we suggested to cotton planters thut
they.had a line opportunity to ?ell their
crop In advance at high price:?-.- We learn
that many cotton buyer? bave been going
tht?ur? tho cotton iUilvU buying up tho
growing crop for future delivery nnd nt
prices which must yield a handsome profit
to tho planters.
This Is a time for conservatism, but tho
people are conservative, and -with our
large export trade, to take away tho sur?
plus products, there seems to us no rea?
son to expect in the early futuro another
period of hard UnaM.
Lifo In tho coilr?try, after all, la llfo at
Its best. Whf.ra could It be better than
In old Virginia, and In Virginia whore
cleaner and happier than In tho Valley
of tho Shonandoah??Hocklngham Regis?
Nowhere on earth, except up hero in
our unsurpassed Ronnoke Valley.?Salosn
Mistaken, brother. Southslde Virginia
Is "God'B Country," where health condi?
tions are bettor, water purer, wnflles
browner, biscuit hotter, neighbors moro
neighborly, girls prettier, milk and but?
ter better, flowers fairer, skies bluer, sun
brighter and -heaven nearer.?FarmvlIIo
Isn't that' like Virginians? Virginia Is
better than any other State, and each
section of Virginia Is better thnn any
other section of Virginia, according as a
man lives In Tidewater. In the Piedmont,
In tho Southslde, In tho Valley or In the
Well, that sort of loyalty Is beautiful,
and It is one of Virginia's most valuablo
It has been discovered that artesian
wells at Cairo, Egypt, will be very suc?
cessful, and arrangements are now being
made to supply the city with drinking
water from that source. Cairo Is luckier
In that resfpect than Richmond can hopo
to be, but our settling basin Is ono of tho
certainties of the future. And that It
will give us an ampio supply of clear,
wholesome drinking water is hardly to
The Virginia Press Association will
meet at Ocean View on July 14th. The
Lord willing, and there being no provi?
dential hindrance, we hope to bo with the
brethren this year.?Wise News.
And we believe that providence will
throw no obstacles In the way. The Vir?
ginia Press Association Is a very plouB
^organization, And the proceedings of tho
convention are always opened with
Tho anthracite mint? owners are said
to have piled up ten million tons of coal,
and are still piling It up, so as to bo In
condition to hold out against a strike,
should there bo one the coming fall. They
hope by September to have a ten-months'
supply of anthracite In reserve, and then
they would doubtless welcome a strike
as an excuse to unload on the country at
The Democrats of Porto Rico are said
to intend to demand representation by six
delegates in tho next national convention
of the party, and are organizing with
that end in view. Let them come ahead,
and we hope they will be admitted to
the convention. We would like very much
to see what sort of a looking thing a
Porto RIcan Democrat Is.
And now come the scientific prophets
with the awful announcement that the
much water of the spring will make the
mosquitoes of the summer ton million
times more numerous than under normal
Some showers have com? to drought
afflicted New Enzland, but we Judge from
what the Boston Globe says that a reg?
ular North Carolina gully washer and
trash lifter Is what New England wants.
The strike of the restaurant -waiters
did not disturb Chicago very much, but
Just a rumor of a contemplated strike of
the bar-tenders caused consternation In
There are~flrought sufferers in New Eng?
land, flood sufferers In the West and storm
sufferers In the South. There are no for
tunates In tho country to take care of
The Servian cloudburst has flooded tho
cable and the American linotype machines
with some of the all-flredest names that
ever threatened dislocation to tho Jaw?
bones of newspaper readers.
The Hon. Marlon Butler still Insists that
there are enough men In the country who
have not shaved since 1900 to put out a
Fopulist ticket next year.
And so tho good old town of Alexandria
furnished tho charter under which Ma?
chen and Company worked the Po.stofllce
King Alfonso will rev-lew tho Spanish
fleet at Carthagena at the end of July.
It Is supposed ho will not fall to take
along a Held glass In order to find It.
Colonel Slemp's ambition to mako the
Republican party respectable and strong
In Virginia Is commendable, hut tho Col?
onel has undertaken a tremendous Job.
Mr. Bryan repeats that ho does not care
to be the leader, but he has not ex?
pressed a willingness to he a follower.
Not the leust among the horrors re?
ported at Belgrade Is tho reinstatement of
Kentucky seems to bo putting the rab?
bit foot on the Brtathttt oounly bandits
West Point i-a bravely keeping up Its
orj for tiro prolectlli. The way to pro?
tect is tfa protect. .
Neither floods, airougnls or cyclones In?
terf?re with the June weddings.
Machen needed tho money. That was a
good uiioaigh excuse With him.
Personal and General.
Governor Hunt, of Porto Itlco, Is on
hia? way t'? iiiij country t? arrange lha
land question with president Hoo.sovelt.
Ha m v Graham Thompsoon, on? of the
founders of the I.'nlon League Club nt'
New Vurk. hau Just died at his homo in
Major Alexander IL Davis, of Ntaw
York and London, has presented Louis
villa?. Ky.. with mock amounting to .fKa...
Oiw. to bu u.-ia-ai in piovldlng a public, park
in Hint city.
("olone] Chariot rugo Bryan hua rented
thu f|r?t flanai i,r the magnificent Palacio
Fo*. In Lisbon, t'ortugul, wliloli glva??
the United. Hi at,m the finest legation
building _n that city.
f'rlgaiaiUi-i-aai,, i.,[ willluin H- Carter,
of tin- v.,? College Hoard, will not a"
to il..- Philippine? this nummer, but will
roruaiii on aiajty in Washington a, a
llal.aaia-i. T ?if lha- g.-|?l-ra I Staff Ul.tll U'Ul
b'-'.l..' la? 111 ?...iL.a.j ulilcT.
8 Jfatfjeoiir With ?
Virginia editors. $
The Norfolk Ledger makes this re?
Colonel Slemp Is charged with having
a plan for using tho rural free delivery
routes In his district with which to
sterngthon his congressional hold In that
section?as to which wo would sugRi-st
that these are troublous times In which
to he monkeying with United States pos?
tal department affairs, nnd especially so
as to tho rural freo delivery division of it.
Thn Roanoko World wants Roanoke to
have the earth also. It says:
We are making a good start for next
year, with the Commercial Travelers nnd
the Grand Encampment of Odd-FcTlovvs
already booked. Wo must also moke nn
effort to secure the State conventions
of both political parties.
The Norfolk Vlrginlnn-PJlot Is eager
for a fray of some kind:
By nil means let Mr. Slemp bring his
fight along. Wo propose to ourselves to
enjoy the scrap to tho limit. The Re?
publican pnrty has been so long quiescent,
not to say moribund, In Virginia that
Democrats generally will rather welcome
signs of Ufo In It. There Is nothing like
a good stiff knock down nnd drag out
fight to keep one up to his pnrty knit?
ting, and if tho Republicans desire to put
un that quality of scrap let them fetch
It along. ?
Tho Newport News Press makes this
The Rov. Dvvlght Hlllia and other con?
spicuous gentlemen have boon accused at
one tima or nnother of making n fool of
themselves over Booker Washington nnd
his mission, but It Is worthy of remark
that nohodv hns ever accused Booker
of making a fool of himself.
Here's a tin from the llnrrlsonburg
Senator Mann Is mentioned as a possi?
ble candidate for Governor In 1905. His
campaign will be hot and dry.
With a Comment or Two,
Richmond has a prophet who predicted
the recent flood. Wo have always ob?
served, nlthough tho second-Bight artists
know these things long In advance, that
they fail to get into print until tho trou?
ble Is over.?Norfolk Dispatch.
This "prophet" made his prediction
sometime In advance, and It failed to^
come true. The little flood that came was
not tho great overflow that was "fore?
When Governor Bailey, of Kansas, say3
that he never read the 1,500 letters ad?
dressed to him by women all over the
country, proposing marriage, he taxes
tho credulity of Inquisitive people away
beyond tho limit.?Boston Globe.
He Is married now and dare not say
otherwise. But who knows that Mrs.
Bailey didn't write one of those letters.
The Hon. John Ooode, one of tho most
prominent speakers nnd , distinguished
mon In Virginia and tho South, delivered
on address at Hampden-Sldney on last
Tuesday, lnvltutlons had been sent to
tho majority of the citizens of Fartnvllle,
and the address had been woll advertised.
In the face of those facts, however, there
wore only five citizens from Farmvllle to
hear the noble Roman and to encourage
the efforts of the college by their pres?
And yet they would tear their shirts
and cut up shinny It the Presbyterian
brethren should talk about moving the
college to Richmond or some other neigh?
borhood where good colleges are appre?
A Few Foreign Facts.
M. Georges Bertrand, the French art?
ist, whoso home Is In Versailles, has Just
completed the largest picture ever paint?
ed. The subjeot Is the "Obsequies of
A diamond weighing sixty-seven carats
and worth about $15.000 was found on the
Premier Johannesburg property the other
London Is appreciating tho extension
of the cheap restaraunt tea shops, as the
neople call them. They follow the quick
lunch tdea recently Introduced and the
extent of public patronage Is astonish?
ing to Londoners. Breakfasts aro now
served at popular prices arid the break?
ing up of "home breakfasts,"" as the
serving of rolls and coffee in lodgings
hns been termed, Is doomed to remem
branco as a nightmare.
The annual report of tho Nitrate As?
sociation of Chill, which controls tho
world's supply of nitrate of soda, shows
tho production In 1&02 to have beon 2,982,
522.?00 pounds from 78 works. The nitrate
beds aro near the surface and are work?
ed as ctone ouarries. It Is anticipated
that the Immense amount of nitrato the
United States now gets from Chill for
use In fertilizers will ultimately be sup?
plied by factories making It by electri?
cal process from tho air, as Is being dono
at Niagara Falls.
DAILY FASHION HINTS.
A dainty Utile tu-' - neio portrayed,
made up In thin white material. The
waist, with its full blouse front and
lucked yoke, is characterized by a very
unltpie bertha, which ta fastened to the
bell by bows of ribbon. This, of course,
solves Oie problem of laundering, for
tin-in ape so few real pretty drosses that
?nn bo laundered easily.
No. 1390-sizeb for (5, 7. 8, 9, 10, 12 and 11
On receipt of 10 cents this pattern will
be sent to any address. AH orders must
be directed to THE) L1TT1.13 folks
PATTERN CO.. 78 Fifth Avenue, Now
Wirk, When ordering please do not fall
to mention number.
A ild read
1903? Pat Sweeney applied for a lioen.se
for his goat Tommy.
"HOS-Hasn't got It yet.
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Mister Alexander Downy nnd Mister
Peter Erkol .-ire kindred spirits.
They both belong to tho Heps, and are
glad of it.
Mr. Downy belongs So No. 239, of Pltts
burg, and Mr. Erkel belongs to No.
60S, of Ma-Keesport, Just ftcfOBa tho street
As ?i result they M their children piny
In each othor's bac* yard, and all goes
Hut when It comes to a show down In
telling stories it's a stand uf? between
Mr. Erkel was born on the banks of
tho Rhein, and Mr. Downy came from
the county Kilkenny, and that's where
the trouble began.
One of tho gentlemen speaks German
nnd tho other Irish, and when they get
together In an argument It takes a fel?
low like Judge J. C. Miller, of MeKens
port, to settle It.
Ihn Judge belongs ti> No. 500. nnd h? Is a
Judge bv virtue of tho part that he helped
to decide who wero the winners ut tho
cal??? walk at the C.'anlno.
Ho selLles all the dillleultlcs, nnd when
a disputo arose between .Messrs. Erkel
nnd Downy, as to tho merits at the four
la-af clover and tho red soso, tho Judge
ili-i-liired that the daisy was tho best
Then everybody wont to Campbell's
Sideboard and took a doso J.' co ".a coin.
The Wholo bunch turned out to bo good
fc.li ws, and with Walter H. Hag*, the
H'tl,.. man from VVllrrs -- -iit?, P??., and j.
A. Toms, of McKoespOrt, a Pennsylvania
delegate of some proportions. loomed up.
Had we remained with them longer tho
cnances nro wo would have had to take
a dose of bromo-seltzer, but wo ore over
seven, and we know when to leave a
crowd, so we left.
But when we go up to that section of
Pennsylvania wo are r.ot going to over?
look a visit to tho respectivo abiding
places of these gentlemen, and we hopo
they will come to see us again.
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We hold Mr. Blair Meanly entirely re?
sponsible for It,
We left our umbrella hanging on tho
railing, and It was raining fast.
Mr. Meanly took a sudden departure,
and It whs still raining. He had no um?
brella when he .entered, and tho Infer?
ence Is that ho and tho umbrella went
^We.-shall take every opportunity to
find that umbrella, and we have every
reason to believe that our friend afore?
said mentioned knows where It Is at.
lha BIJou will bo haunted by us at
every performance, so we may locate that
us:. ?11a that wo lild tauen fiAln li.e
rail while we wero talking to Mr. Samuel
A. L. Luhm, of No. 'So. McKeesport,
from Which place Manager McKee first
We have had occasion to notice tho
work of Mr. W, J. Brennen nnd Mr. A.
L. Osborne In the Girren Company this
week, and wo feel proud.
For both of these gentlemen aro Rloh
monders and pupils of the Daniel School
of Acting, and their work reflects credit
upon themselves and upon their teacher.
Wo always like to seo people go to the
front, and we shall- watch the progress of
theso two men.
North Carol ina Sentiment.
The Enflold Ledger says:
"But apart from this selfish hue and
cry it Is unquestionable there have been
cases of injustice In North Carolina in
working children of too tender ago in
mills. This resulted In some cases from
want of thought In the parents. In o th?s s
from seMsnness and ;.n others again
The Wilson News remarks:
"Those who say there Is no war be?
tween capital and labor simply do not
know what they are talking about. Both
sides nro determined and the end Is not
yet. Money, It Is true, Is a power In the
land. But there Is a hidden undercurrent
that Is setting In strong against its In?
The Wilmington Messenger says;
"Republicans still Insist that tho best
thing the Democrats can do Is to nomi?
nate Bryan for President. They are very
considerate, but the Democnts will ask to
The Charlotte Observer has this signifi?
"The statement of Secretary Parker
that the report that the Farmers' Alli?
ance would endorse Colonel John S. Cun?
ningham for Governor Is unfounded. Is
of course to be accepted, for Mr. Parker
should know what ho Is talking about
The assertion, however, that 'the alliance
Is not at all In politics' has a somewhat
familiar sound, which doubtless tenais
to make it less emphatic than the author
Intended it should be."
Here Is a verso from the Wilmington
Star that is being hummed'all over the
country Just now:
"The sweet girl graduate, released
from the irksome duties of the recitation
room. Is now at liberty to assure every
admirer that he is tho apple of her eye
and to accept all his Invitations to take
Ice cream and soda water.
Remarks About Richmond.
Farmvllle Herald: If Richmond does go
"dry" something must be done to clear
that James River beverage.
Frederleksburg Star: The Tlmes-DIs?
patch announces that summer does not
begin officially until the 22d. Despite this
fact It seems to have grown quite warm
Newport News Press: The Irreverent
paragraphers who are poking fun at
Prophet Jefferson, the Richmond flood
forecaster, should remember the fate of
the bad boys who Indulged In levity over
the bald head of another prophet.
GLASGOW MAY ENTER
A gentleman from Roanoko, who Is now
In the city, says that according to his
views of the case Mr. William A. Glas?
gow, Jr., retired from the attorneyshlp of
the Norfolk and Western Railroad, with
the view to entering political life.
He says Unit thero has bot.*n no direct
declaration from Mr. Glasgow on the sub?
ject hut that It Is the general opinion
up In Itoainike that the brilliant lawyer
has political aspirations, and mat he may
at soino future time unter th? race for
Congress in the Sixth District.
Mr. Irvine Out,
It Is understood that Hon. R. T?te
Irvine, of Big Stone Gap, will bo a eun
dlalato for the Democratic nomination for
Congrega next year. Mr. Irvine has rep?
resenten his district In the House of Dei
?yaitta.? and was Democratic elector for
his district in WOO,
Governor Montague roturned from Sa
lem yesterday, where on Thursday night
he made an address at the closing of
His Excellency spent tho day in his of?
fice, disposing of routine business.
The World's Bast
Urilliuiu, Spurkliug, Exclusive
Designs?A ?i*ar<iciii/ig'/ie*i( .We'luls
The J'*3L ?L ^,- ? tUtgsaved on
name *^<C^J^~.y^ ?v?ry$i<lC4
THE E. B. TAYLOR CO.,
Exclusive Richmond Agents,
' 1011 E. Main St. 9 E. Broad St.
" To-Day's Advertising- Talkt"
THREE KINDS OF MEN
Some won't advertise
when business is good;
they say they don't
Some won't advertise
when business is dull;
they say they can't af?
There are others who
advertise all the time.
These "all the time" ad
vestisers are the ones
\$ho progress. They
prosper in dull times.
They increase their bus?
iness in good times.
They are constantly
They are the ones who
leave their half-hearted
brother asleep at the
Investigate, and you will
find that these progres?
sive business men adver?
tise in the morning pa?
pers to the people when
they are ready to read
goes to thousands of
buyers every morning.
Does it carry your store
??.. - .? ?
MERRY FEAST OF
Banquet Followed by M-any
Bright and Eloquent
Division No. 1, Ancient Order of Hi?
berl?ns. had an elegant entertainment at)
Leo Camp Ball Wednesday night, a reg?
ular feast, as it were.
Mr. H. E. Grifrtn. Thomas A. Reddia?
anil It. P. Brophy well arranged the al?
The programme, as mapped out by til?
committee. caJled for a regular session
of the division, whereuoon John A. Haley,
the president, ascended tho rostrum, cal.,
ed the meeting to order, and had tho
minutes of the previous meeting read by,
Secretary James E. O'Grady.
Tho order of business was quickly die
patched, after which the members were
taken in charge by the committee wba
escorted the large body to an adjoining
room, where therji was on inviting spreaj
upon a long, snowy, covered table.
After an enloyablo feast, the member*
retired to the hall.
H. J. McKeetrey, acting as master
of ceremonies. announced as tb?
first toast. "Ireland, the land of patrloL;
may her day of Joy soon dawn;" Council?
man John T. Teofey responded to t*?a
toast In a very able manner, saying:
"Twenty-four years have elapsed since?
I left the land of my birth, and when
bidding adieu to friends and relatives,
my heart bled with .sorrow, and that hour
of Impresslvcness lingers still and whl
linger within mv breast for all time. The
recalling to mind of these sad rnemorle.i
make3 my heart yearn for those In tha
"America Is mv adopted home, thli
liberty-loving country. Poor Ireland! May;
her duty of Joy soon dawn."
At the conclusion of Mr. Teefcy's re?
marks, he was enthusiastlcaJlv applauded.
Mr. B. O'Connor then sang a sonir.
Father McKeefrey announced the next
toast ns: "The Ladles: God Bless Themj
"With All Their Faults, 1 Dove Them
Still.'" The response was assigned to Mr.
Mr. Mitchell thoroughly understood tha
task assigned him. and In Ills speech, tha
gist of which was this:
"Women have many faults; men have
but two; there's nothing right they say,
and nothing that they do; but If naught/
men do nothing rjght and say nothing
that is true, what precious creatures the
women fire to love them as they do."
Mr. Mitchell received an ovation.
The next In order was the response ot
Mr. M. D. Doherty. who had for hli
subject, "The A. O. H.," on which h4
Recitations and songs followed, aftof
which Rev. Father McKeefrey. who will
leave for Ireland, his native land, on tli-?
2fith of this month for several month?.'
stay, was called on for an address. Hi
responded In his usual eloquent way. and
dwelt at length upon Ireland's hopeful
He pictured in a masterly manner the
troubles existing In the old land; the op
pression of a country that seldom, If
ever, bred a coward, and glowingly pat!
tribute to beautiful America, where liberty
Ho predicted a hopeful future for Ire?
land-- . ...
"Whose beauteous face Is furrowed with
sorrow's streaming rains,
And lovelv limbs are mangled with
slavery's ancient chains."
A NEW COMPANY
Concern Chartered Here by Messrs,
Pohllg, Glazebrookand Neal.
The Southern Advertising Sign Com?
pany has been chartered. The incorpo
rators are Messrs Eclgar Pohllg, W." M,
Glazebrook. and XV.?B. Neal, all woll
known citizens. The capital stock of the
corporation is 500 shares of the par valud
of $100 each. Besides this It proposes to
issue 151 shares of common stock, fifty
of which are to be pu id for In money at
par value and the other. 101 to be given lq
exchange for the assets of the present
concern of tha name.
BEACH PARK TRAINS
TO RUN REGULARLY
Tho Beach Park trains, which did not
run Thursday and Friday on account of
the heavy rains, will in future run regu?
larly dally nt 5:30 P. M., und oil Sunday
at 9 A. M. and 4 P. M. ' <? '"
Mr. Dupuy Here.
Hon. W. H. Dupuy, former member o!
the House of Relegates from Roancke, 1<
here on private business. Mr. Dupuy sayi
the Indications are that there will be u
lively race for the House and Senate In
hin district this fall.
Maud?. Gurnett Steel yesterd
fled In Hie Chancery Court as
of the estate o? Mea. Mm y D. Qurn?ttl
decuasixL Tim ??tftt. lu valut?, at K&OA.