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Publlslted Daily and Weekly At No. -4 Nprth TenW 8tr eet, Blohmond, Va, Bntered Jan* u_ry \t7, 1B03, ?t Rlchfj-ond, Va? aa Bafond.olnat matter, under Act ' of Con_resa of March 3, 1879. Th? DAILY Tl> tJBS-DTSFATCH ls sold ?t 2 centa a copy. Tho SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH la ?old at 5 cents n copy. Tho DAILT TIMES-DISPATCH by mall-60 centa n month: M.OO a y*ar; 12.60 for six months; ?1.80 M three months. The SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH by mnll $2.00 a year. Tho DAILY THVES-DISPATCH,. ln* eludlng Sunday, ln Rlchmond and Man? chester, hy enrrler. 12 centa per week, or BO cents per month. The SUNDAT TIMES-DISPATCH, by Cawier, 6 _ents per week. '' Tho WEHKLY TTMES-DISFATCH, 11.00 "a year. AII Unslgned Communtcat'lona will be rejected. Hejected Communlcatlons will not be rcrurned unless accotnpanied by stamps. Uptown Office at T. A. Mltler'a, No. lii East Broad Stroet. BUNDAV, AUGUST 23, 103. PersonB leaving the city for the sum? mer shoiild otder The Times-Dlspatch mailed to thero. Price, 50 centa por month. TAXATION, Wo have been favored with a copy of the report ,of the Conjmitteo on Finance of thja Common Councfl of the clty of Norfolk. ln whlch somo Interestlng, not to say startllng, statetnenls nro made con* cornlsg the assessment of porsonnl prop? erty and lncomes, By way of maklng tho dlsclosures moro Impressive the commlt? tee draws comparlsons betwoen nsseBS mpnta In Norfolk and assessmonts ln Rlchmond. It Is shown that the assoss ment of real estate in Rlchmond for tljo year -9.2 amountjd to $41,497,430, ond dn Norfolk to $25,015,990, whlch seems to be a falr proportlon. But when lt comes to personal property, lt ls shown that the aa sessment on account in Rlchmond was $21,452,242, whlle In Norfolk It waa $3, 335,780. In other words the assessment of .real estate In Norfolk ls eons.ldorably more than ono-half qf the assessmenta ln Rlchmond, whlle tho assessment of l^or folk'B personalty ls only a little more than one-seventh of Rlchmond's. It Is furthor shown that under the head "The value of capltal, Includlng moneys, credlt, or other thlngs remalnlng lnvest? ed, whother said Inveatment was made orlgi.ally In thls or atiy other Stato or country, loaned, used ar employed ln business out of this Slnto," tho clty of Rlclrmond returned $l',837,203, whllo Nor? folk retume/i 5100! Under the head "Value ot all capltal of Jolnt stock companies not otherwlso taxed," Richmond returned $S,225,3C6, whlle Norfolk returned $S,900, and Portsmouth returned $131,760. But the most startllng statement Is yet to come. Norfolk's assessment on solvent bonds not ln the bnnds pf flduclarles was $009,250; on solvent bonds ln the hands of fidueiaries' $6RO,2G0. Tlie report in detal) shows that in every ward In the clty, save one, the intangl qlo "personal prop? erty In .the hands of flduclarles, repro senting tha estatcs in which wldows and orphans aro almost tho sole beneflclarles, amountg to moro than tho same class of property ln the hands of the thrlvjmj business men, capltnlists nnd lnvcstors ln tjint clty; and a further examlnatlon of thp llsts dlsclo.es tho fact thut of the total amount of such bonds, etc, assessed ln the fpur old wards ot tho clty, amount lng to $4J9,J.10, two persons aro qssossed wlth $1.18,95!), or nearly one-fourth of the total! Hero Is a most Impresstire lesson'on tho' aubject of inequallty in taxatlon. nnd It ls thls Inequallty whlch rnal^es honest tax payers resentful. Roal cstat.e cannot es cape. Tanglble personal property, as lt ls called, eannot escape, for Biich prop eaty cannot bo hlddon away. HouBes and lots and furniture and flocks c_finnot bo concealed from tbe assessor. But stocks and bonda and that class of property, so called, can be hlddon away ln the strong box, except ln t+ie caso ot wldows nnd orphans, whose holdlngs are a matter of public record. lt ls a public Khame that wldows and orphans aro thus compollcd by law to pay to the uttermost farthln. , no mattor how poor they may be, whlle men of largo means are per? mltted under our present system to es? cape. That la one reason why The Tlmes-' Dispatch haa per-lstc-ntly opposed the system of taxlng stocks ln tho hands 'of Indlviduals. Them mo other reasons, but this Is BUfflclent, lor lt |? harsh anil unjust, causlns taxatlon to full heavlly upon some, and too nfu-n upon thoae least ablo to bear the burden, whlle nl lowlng others to escnpo. Tho only wny to guard agalnst thla Injustlce and yet to get the State's dueB Is to tax stocks agalnst tho c_mpany issulng them, nml not. agalnst the ir.dlvldual stoeliholdor. It ls contended by some that In thls wtiy ntocks held in forelgn oorporatlans pacapa taxatlon Irl' Vlrglnla, but there la no in Jusltco in thjs. giocks are not property, hut Khnply the oldence of ownorshlp, ancl jinjperty Bhould bo taxcl whoro lt Mus. There |s no such thlng as lntanglble"'p.op. erty, except It be that whJeh wo call a f.ranrhlse. If a cltlzeu of Vlrglnla owna an Interest |n a farm or a b._aip_ in the _t!.t.f.??f Nqrth Carollna nobpdy thlnks about t?,\liig hun. But if he nwn? an Interest in u man. u, fae,t,urliig corporation In that State evl donced.by certaln ahares of ntock stand. Ing ln hls naina, Tie Is _ss.?su>. f,n the atocli whether or nfJt ihe corporation oyrna a, dolliir's worth r,f property in t|lfi f,-t,,|(, of Vlrglulji. Tn show tlu; (ibSUrdlty of tlda wo will give an illuHtratJon ln u soine. wbat dlfferent form. if a cltlzen of Vlr-. ?*!_!> iwiib a landed estute ln Norlh Corollna, hls title to whloh ls evldenoed by deed, hls land _g tiot.taxedln Vlr? glnla. But If tha larid-d eatate be held br a corporatlon. and thli same -t_l?e_i omta stoek Iti the corporatlon, hli atoek la atlb jtfct to inxntlen. ln the one ease h* le not tnxed. althpugh he owns the whole prop? erty: ln tha other case he ls taxed, al* though he haa only ? P?rt tntyrest. He \t not taxed on hls deed, but he la taawd on hls stock. Thls ls uttorly unreaeonable and absurd, and (hat ls W.by the BUOA lf Vlrglnla hns hnd so 'mileh trouble In get? tlng at what hor law raakers call ln-_-hfl> bl? property. The cohstltullonal Conventlon took up thls ouestlon and solived It ln part. In the ea.e of rsllroads lt ls Jirovlded that the rallroads themselves ehall be aaaeaeed Ot. thelr physlcal propoerty and on thelr gross earnlngs, whlch stands In lleu of a franchlso tey,' and In thls eaee stock ln the hands of Indlvlduals ls exempt. In thls way the State goes to the fountaln souree and gets hor duos wlthout havlng to chaae aftor indlvldual stockhc-ders, The com patjy pays tho tax fdf the stoekhol-Jera, and, of course, the stodkholdera slfculd not bojmade to pay a second tlme. In another artlcle we ahall have apme thlng to say about the dlaolosureg of flie Norfolk commlttee on tho Ineeme tax. THE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY. The death of tlje Marqula of Sallsbury reraoves1 from the stage of Engllsh poll tlcs a personage whose large place In pub? llc life was due rathar to tho perlod ln whlch ho waa born than to any over masterlng ablllty of hla own. Aud thla car. be snld wlthout any real dlsparage ment of the lnnate aotlvltles ot the Ce ells, whlch were so extraordlnarlly ex ompllflod ln the personaltty of the late Marquls. Jn the beglnnlng, as a second son, young Cecll went to Australja, where he roon became known as "J_ong<Bob Cecll," and even ln those rough days showed the flbre of whlch he was made. On hls return to England he contracted n. perfect marrlage, ln point of happlnesa and slmllarlty qf tastes, and, lndped, throughout hls whole life, no matter what publlc cares welghed on hls mlnd, Lord Sallsbury'a home was always happy and sorene. By lnherltanee and by eonvletlon, Lord Sallsbury was a Conservatlve, and he early made hlmself of value to that party, and rose to such posltlon that he aocom panled Lord Beaconsfleld to the celebrated meetlng of stat03ipen when tlie Berlln Treaty waa made. It was on thls occa? slon that Bismarck mnde hls memorable observatlon of the personalltles of DIs raoll and Sallsbury. "Sallsbury." sald Bismarck, "ls a lath palnted to look llks iron, but that old Jew means buslnesa." An a matter of fact, BIsmarck's summtng up seoms to have been pretty nearly cor rect, for wlth all of hls solldtty, Sallsbury had nono of that snap and dash whlch characterlzed tho promlershlp of euch er.orgetlc mon as Beaconsfleld and Glad stone. It was Lord Saltsbury's geod fortune to control Engllsh polltlcs durlng a. perlod of grent materlal and terrltorlal expan sion, and though thoro were many potty vcxatlon.s, on the whole the course was plaln Balllng untll the Boer War was reached. Nor do we thlnk the unprepar ednoss of Groat Brltaln for coplng wlth such a petty power as the Dutch repub? llc reflects1 any dlscredlt upon the man sgement of the government's war depart? ment, at least. , Lord Sallsbury undbubtedly gulded the shlp of stato wlthout fear, and, barring hls own famlly, wlthout over much fa? vor. But tho waters were at no tlme seriously troubled, There was nb auch cry as that ot "free bread," whlch con fronted the great Premler, Slr Robent Peale. Thero was no great struggle to en franchise the Jews or Cathollcs. There was no war wlth a oonslderable Euro peon power, and, lndeed, the Conservatlve party was put out of control by Mr, Glad stono. by reason of lts vory suplnoness ln allowing thc Bulgarian atrocltles to go undonounccd and unprevented.' On tho whole wo are of tho oplnlon that, desplte hls intelloctual power and strong ccnvlctlons, Lord Sallsbury wlll not rank among the great-Engllsh Premlers of the nineteeoth century. Perhaps the oppor? tunlty was lacklng; certnlnly that charac terlstlc fpr dramatlc actlon whlch lays hold of the popular lmaginatlon was1 never hls, and hls powers were rather used to prevent sn unwholesome drlft than to bulld up any groat reforms or enunclate any new prlnclples. fWT HQNORED, Govornor Bllss, of Mlch.gan, has re? fused to honor the requlsltlon of Gov? ernor Terroll, of Georgla, for Charlle Thomas, a negro, who ls "wanted" ln Au gusta for kUHii- Mr. James Kondrlck, a farmer, ? Tho reason for tho refusal as glven out oftlclally la that tho requj^ltlon papers are not In proper 'form; but Governor Terrell says the form ls the same one tha,t he has boen uslng for thlrty years. It ls more than suspeotod that the real reason for Bllss' actlon?or non-sctlon, rather?|s that tho prJsoner, Thomas, haa convlnced Hls Execellenoy that lf he be returned to Georgla he wlll be lynched, We are told thnt^thero Is no such danger and tlie Georgla authorltles proposo to gWe tho Mlchlgan Exeoutive suoh aa -uranct-s upon that point as should cause hlm to rcconslder hls determlnatlon, or t-.se delilic-rotely pUt hlmself ln the poal Uon of ignorlng ond condemnlng the cornlty whlch prevnlls among States. We shall wntch the Issue of Thomas' case wllh InUrest. It ls somowhut nnnlo gous to that of Taylor, who wns Governor of Kcntucky when Goobe] was killed, anfl who ls belioved lo have been a partlclpunt In thal crlmo. But havlng been Indlcted, Taylor fled to tho B/nto ot Indlanu, where he enjoya the protectlon of Governor Dur? bln, the porson to whom the Presldent recently wrote a letter on the subject of lynchlng, Thls thlng of Go. ernors of States settin,g up thelr oplnlons tn opposition to the plaln ileinands of Justice, as set forth tn reo,ulsltlons made upon them, is get? tlng to bo monotouous. A hull w|l| hnve to be called somo w&y, some where. If one Governor refuses to accept tho assurunces J and statement,* of another Governor, soon there,wlll be ah end to all requlsltlone for ertmlnala who have fled frotn jue. tltx. Another Irrltatlnt feature of aome of these requlaltloni la that In several 8tat_i tha fugltlvea after ^belng arrested are allowed to give bail. Sometlmoa they ra (.ppear aa requlred to doi aometlmca hot, A fugltlVe frora North Carollna waa re oently arrested ln Texaa. The Oavernor ot North Carollna aent hls requlaltlon to Texas by the hands 6f an agent who was atithorlBed to brlng tho prlsoner back, but upon arrlvlng In the Lone Star State ho was Informed that the man had glven bal! and had flodt Tho hall bond was forfeited to the State of Texas. North Carollna only got her trouble for her palna/ ', The North fcajroHnlane,have. a complalnt agalnat Vlrg-nli tipott' the aame score, though we do not know whon, or under what' elreunrtUncea, the . Inoldent oc ourred. But there la fio auch "practlce" In thla B.nte.Thera must ha..e betw some? thlng unusual In the case referred to. Vlr? glnla; we believe, haa been a stloklor for honorlng the domands mado upon her ln due .form by tha Exeoutlvea of other Btatea. COLONEL SKELTON'S LETTER Tho letter of Cojonel W. O. Skelton, publlshed In yestorday's Issue of thls paper, ls worth readlng. The Colonel ls a careful man, a_id hla atatements may bo relled upon ' aa baaed Upon the' best authorlty, In reference to the trcat mont of Presldent Davls, whllst he was Genoral MHea' prlsoner ln Fortress Mon roe. the Colonel aaya that Mllea was dis pleaaed becauae aome of the offlcers, old frlenda of the Davla famlly, were aeen walWng wlth /Mrs. Davta from tlme to tlme. Accordlngly, Mlles gave the ver bal order, whlch he refused to put ln wrltlng, that "no offlcer sharl bo aeen walklng wlth that woman." Furthermore, the Colonel atatea that on the few occaslona when Mra. Davls waa compolled to talk to Mlles about her husband's caso, he always called hls aged and feeble prlsoner ".Tef_f," not "Mr. Davls," or "Davls," but "Jeff." Agaln, lt ls related that on one occa? slon Mlles, ln passlng Mr. Davls* cell, pciked hls head through the Iron bars of the cell door and sold. "Hello, Jeffl How ore you to-day?" oauslng Mr. Davls te sprrtig from hls bed and say: "You mlser able, cowardly scogndrel, lf I could get at you I would tear your hearf. out." Andl yet some Northern papers speak of Mlles as If it were posslble for hlm to receive the Prcsldentlal nomlnatlon at the hands of tho Democratic paxtyl THIS connuNiTY. A statement, whlch we have no doubt Is withln conservatlve llnes, ls mado that thls clty pays one-ei'ghth' of the taxes of thls^Commonwealth. Thls fact ls worthy of conslderation ln connectlon wlth the*- dlscusslon of the expenses' lncurred by Vlrglnla ln bringlng the military here whrtst the atreet car s.rlke was In progress. Bqt that dlsplay of force, that upholdlng of the dlgnlty of the Commonwealth, wa3 not a boon to Rlchmond only. It was an advanjago to the whole Commonwealth, and we be? lieve wlll have a wholesome" effect throughout her length and breadth. Nor was Rlchmond the only "lmmedlate beneflclary" of that expe.n<llture. The peace of Henrlco and Manchester, as well as that of thls clty, was promoted by the presonco of the mlhtary here. The trouble really began in Henrlco, when the barns, whero the new mon were quartercd, wero surrounded by excited strlke sympathlzers. In the matter of the mllltary-and fer many other purposes?Rlchmond, Honrleo and Manchester may he considered one community. Then altogother, they fur? nish much more than one-elghth of the Statn's revenues, and when the cost for bringlng tho troops here ls welghed that view, we submlt, should be taken. Furthermore, it should be remembered that that was tho first timo the com? munity aforesaid. or any part of lt, ever catled upon tho Executlve for ald ln auch clrcumstances. Agaln, lot lt be recalled that when other communltles subjected Vlrglnla to expenso by calllng for the military, tho.. people of Richmond and vlclnity never murmurcd when requiVed to pay thelr pro portlon of that charge. THE SAV1NQ HABIT. A thrlfty woman llving at Dover, N. J., had two aons who wero careless about thelr money, and so tho mother .detor mlned to make them savo, whether they would or not. When the boys came home at night sho would obstract from thelr pockets such chnngo as sho knpw they would not mlss, and would carefully hlde lt ln all sorts of out-of-tho-way places about the house, Some tlme ago she dled nnd tho husband, calllng to mlnd hls wlfe's hablt, declded to mako a thorough search of tho promlses. The result of hls search astonlshod hlm. There seemed to bo money ln. every nook and corner, He gathered lt up and put the colns aod bills m an old hanrtkorchlof, and whon ho counted. it up ho found that tho sum contalired amountod to $2,8001 y'et thls money had boen taken away from boys In such small amounts that they had never mlssed It. If the thrlfty mother had not saved lt, lt would have boen wasted one way or another, and the boys could not toll to-day whnt became of It. It ls an Instructlvo story, as show Ing the valuo of thrlft. Tho good woman dld well, but sho would have done botter If she had doposlied these Uttlo sums from titne to tlme ln n savlngs bank, whero they would havo drawn Interest. If so, tho probablllty Is that the boys would liavo had in bank at tholr nioihor's death between three ond four thousand dollars. The Southern peoplo need to learn tho l-s.oii of thrlft. We are naturally waaie ful. Wo thlnk that ponnles are too ln -ignlfl.ant to be lald aBide, never con Blderlng that pennlos make dollars and dollars sayed and put lnto bank soon grow lnto hundreds and hundreds lnto thousands. Thrlft la, aftor all, the foun? datlon of fortune. ln somo boom geasons monoy may ho made ln spoculallon ond othorwlso hy tho qulck process, but many men know by bltter experlence that lt Is Just as easily lost as made, It acoumulates rap Id'y"*hl!r, the boom 1. on, but wheh the, boom oollapaeg lt dlsappear- like- ??" *?* rcra the Buh. The sure process of get* U .g rloh li the slow process, the pro* cesg of .eohomy and Uirlf h__ A WORcToF VVARNINQ. RUtaora nre afloat thnt certaln oltieens of Hertrlcb ftounty will, on thelr own ac. ootinl, use money freely ln prorrtotlng the catidldaey of thelr favorltes ln tho forth eomlng primary. Bo fnr as we know, they aro sltfie-ly rumors, but It ls woll enough to aotind tho warnlng ngaln. Pereona w?o use money ln the electi'on, whether they are'candldates or not, will be law* breakera, nnd If Ihey aro apprehendert thoy will be punlshed. Beotlon 2 of tho act of March 24th, i"05, commonly known ns the iBaxftsdale puro electlon law, provldes "Thrtt no person ahall expend, pay, prbmlse, lotMi or become pecunlorily Unble Iri any way 'oi* any money or other valuable thlng ih behal'f, of any cnndldato for .oft.ce ftt ftny eleotlon, primary or nominattng con? vention held in thls Cotnmonwealth." It la further provided that "Any peraon ,or candldate vlolatlng nny of the pro vlslona Of thi. ar precedlng seotlon of thla act (relatlng to candldates) sliall be sub? ject *o a flne of not loss than $100 nor more than $1,000, or conflned in Jall not leas than one nor moro than twelvo months." The law la plain, and those who vlolato lt will do ao nt thelr perll. FIRST BLOOD, The Reliance gavo a splendld account of heraelf ln yesterday's yacht race, and tha. indlcatlons now are that Slr Thomas will again return home cmpty-handed. On "yhursdny tho wlnd wns li'ght, and the'Reliance camo out ahoad. Yestor? day there was a good blow, the weather condltlona wero Ideal, and stlll tho Amer? lcan yadht won. It looks llko she is the bettor boat and a sure winner. RENOVATION OF SP1RIT, (Selected for The Times-Dlspatch.) "Renew a rlght Bpirit within me."?Psa., Bl:10. This psalm will always show the real lty and degree of tho author'a repentance, and will afford sontlmonts and languago pecullarly sulted to the slnner ln his con verslon to God at flrst, and to the be llever in hls return after any departure from Him through llfe. The wordB whioh we have read speak of "a rlght splrit." "A rlght splrit" Is suoh a splrit as God requlres and takes pleasure ln, and such a splrit as beoomcs the condltlon of thoso who profess to be Hls followers. It would be easy to prove that suoh a splrit must bo a splrit of falth and trust; a splrit of contrltlon and' humlllty; a splrit of thankfulness; a aptrlt of love; a splrit of patlence and aubmls slon; a splrit of zeal, and a splrit of flrm ness and constanoy. Such ls the Bplrlt produced ln all the subjects of dlvlne grace. But thla rlght splrit may be Injured and reduced. Wo see thls was the case wlth Davld ln consequence of his fall; and lt was, ln a measure, the case wlth him before; for we read of hia "flrst ways," and the words intlmate that these were in some respects hla best. Hezeklah, after hls two groat dellverances, whlch he felt so much at the tlme, "rendered not agaln accordingto the beneflt done unto him; for hla heart was Ilfted iip." Jeremlah was to cry ln the ears of Jeru salem, "Thus aaith the Lord; I remeniber thee, tho klndness of thy youth, the love of thlno espousala, when thou wentest after me ln the wllderness, ln a land that was tjot sown; Israel was hollness unto the Lord, and the flrst-frul_j, of Itts Increase." The church of Bphesus had left her "flrst love," and ls called upon to remember from whence she was "fallen," and to do her "flrst works." Hence we have so many cautlona and admonltlonB agalnst declenslon in rellglon. And whon we consider how adverse everything within us and wlthout us la to our better principles, and how the enemy of our souls employs all hls devlces to Injure them, we need not wonder at the fre quency of our hindrances and docllnlngs. The dofectlons sometimea appear in gross falls: but let us not thlnk too well of our selvos lf wo have been preserved from these or supposo that baokslldlng con slBts only ln foul and outward mlscoduct. Thero Is "tho backsllder In heart," as well as the backslldor ln llfe; nnd whlle we stand falr wlth our fellow-Chrlstlans and our mlnlsters, we may have much to lament before God ln the loss of that splrltuallty and fervor and confldence and dellght ln ordlnances whloh once distlngulshed our experlence, Wo also soe that tt Ib necessary when lt Is impalrod to have it renovated. Noth? lng Is rlght |n rellglon lf "the heart" bo not "rlght wlth God;" and therefore says Solomon, "Keep thy heart wlth all dlllgenco, for out of it are tho Issues of llfe." We may go on in tho perform anee of duty; but lf "tho rlght splrit" be wantlng, the mero actlon .ls of little Worth, The Lord looketh to tha h'eart. Two donors may give alms; one from a prlnclplo of charlty, the other from vanlty; two nttendants may repalr to tho samo siinotuiiry; the ono to scek and servo tho Lord, the othor led only by ciistom or curloslty! but how dlfforontly do they appear ln the v|ew of God; how dltferently aro they regarded by Hlml Wo act In tho same manner toward our fellow-creatures as far aa our knoweilgo extends. ln what they dq for us, we are affectpd by our apprehention of tho aplrit wlth which t-hey are Influonced. u we thlnk the favor confer.ed bo from csteem, or lovo, or gratltude, wo prlze*It, however small; whlle, |f lt appears to orlglnate In solflsh deslgn, we cannot value lt, how? ever groat. Hut tho want of a ri-ht aplrit affccm our comfort as well as our duty. \\'o consider It an unfavorable algn ln somo prnfesscira that they are bo lively u,?i cheerful. We should have much moro hope concemlng them lf tliey folt fear and dlsLross. Wo nre sure that, lf thoy h0 longed to God; He woyld reprovo them ln tholr detectlve walk and lropropor tom. por. and hldo His face from thom tlll they acknowledged thelr offonco, a C'lirlatian may 'get Into a wrong splrit; but how dlfforently does he feol! What a Iosh of peaco and Ba.lsfaotlon doos ho suataln! How la hls communlon with Cioo. Interrupted, ond hl?< dellght in dovotio,, deadened! He becomt* aJnioBt /retful wlti, fegard to otherej fretfulneaa la generally the offsfcrlng o_ gullty _et>a_tl6h, aftelng from'eotne neglect or mladolhg, then, uneasy withln, we ate pleaa'ed at nothlng wlthout) and __ pour out In paealon, of oo?e In Bfeevlnhtleea, like a contlnued dropplng ln A.rolny day. We are never happy, but a* we have a right splrlt withln ua. - But we here teain that when lt la Itn palred It la God alone who can renew lt. Ho glveth more grace. He la the God of all grace, Aa He bcgina, ao He.carrlea on the good work. He stralghtena that whloh He haa wrought ln us, He per feeta (hat whldh concern* ua. And, therofore, laatly, we muat go to ;Hlm for thla purpose, and pray aa Davld dldi, "Renew a right aplrlt Wlthin me." A life of dependenco muat be a llfo of appllcatlon. A rellglon of grace muat be a rellglon of auppllcatlon, . If I want oertaln thlngs, and muat be aiipp.led, and cannot derlvo thom for myaolf, I ahall f>uroly ropalr to Him who js'ablo and wlll? lng to aucoor me, espeolally lf- the oxer dlaeltBelf exerts an Influence every way condticlve to the revival and Increase of rellglpus prlnclple; and thls la the caai wlth prayer; and lf He haa ostabllahed It aa the medlum of Hls communlcatlona, and aald, "For oll these thlnga wlll I be lnquked of;" and If ho has pledged Hlmself that we shall not call upon Hlm in valn. And Is not thls Hls own prom lee; "Ask, and lt sl.aU bo glven you; aook, and ye Bhall flnd"? "O thou that hearost prayer, unto thee shall all fleah come." The General Staff contemplatea Isaulrfg an ordor providing for the appolntment of honor graduatcs of certaln schools? aohools employing a regular army Inatruc tor?to aecond lteutenanclea ln the regu? lar army, aubjeot, howovor, to the regular army examlnation. There are about twen? ty achoola and colleges whlch have lnau gurated a system of military Instruction, and whlch havo regular army olflcora aa lnstructora. The plan ls to aelect each year from all these schools six that have shown great progreaa ln military Instruction, and from each of these six college* one honor graduate wlll be aeleated for ap? polntment. Tho Jefferson Davls Monument Assocla? tlon now has ln hand .63,000, of whlch amount $15,000 was reallzed from the ba xaar lately held In thla clty. The re? malnder of tho $22,01S made by the ba zaar goea to the Confederate Museum, establlshcd ln "the White House of the Confederacy" hero. Mr. Valentlne, the Vlrglnla sculptor, has been glven the commisslon for the Davls monument, and has been maklng -etudles for lt. Twn doslgns of olher ar tlsts, prevlously adopted ln clmpetltlve awards, havo been abandoned. One was for a memorlal hall ln Monroe Park; the other waa for a memorlal arch ln the same place. Chicago people are about reachlng the concluston that aomethlng muat be done, and done qulckly. Unless somethlng la done lt wlll cease to be a great raanuiac turlng center, so l't Is declared. The as sertlon ls-made that the prevalllng con? dltlons there are drlvlng away, not only the enterprlses that want to go there, but those that are already establlahed. It la announced that the great nubllih lng house, Rand, McNally & Co., employ? ing more than one thousand persons, la preparlng to move lts two largo estab llshmentjs out of that clty th order to avold labor '(roubles. The managers aay lt ls Imposslble to malntaln a plant like thelrs In Chicago, meet the domands of the unlons, and compete wfth the Jobblng trade. Tho New Tork Trlbune bulldlng, whlch, when lt wm bullt ln 1873, was the tallest bulldlng ln that clty, but has been over shadowed by scores of others ln the last few years, ls to bo extended lnto an elghteen-story sky anraper. The entrance wlll be remodolled so aa to give access to thfr bulldlng at tho ground door. The Improyementa are to cost $360,000. There are now aald to bo et'ghty-slx mllllons of us ln thls country. Thla takes ln all?good, bad and Indlfferent? Includlng several Indlvlduals behlnd the bars. and a fow mllllons who ought to bo there. There comes from Washlngton a re? port that wlth all of hls graftlng, Mr. Machon la wlthout funds to put up for thc defense of hlmself and Indlcted friends. Dollar wheat ln the West and twelve cent cotton In tho South eounds flne. and now, |f tobacco would close up ranks, a.11 farmerhood would bo happy In thls coun? try. Not-wlthstandlng Professor Langloy's ducklng, fho afrshlp tournament booked for the St. Louls show has not been abandoned. St. Louls can furnish plenty of alr. The Nashvllle Newa aayai "The Unl? verslty of Vlrglnla has a lot of trouble gettlng a presldent. Perhaps ahe, like the Demooratlo party, had better stlck to Jeffersonlan prlnclples a whlle longor." Vt Mr. Pulltzer'a sohool wlll devlse means for the destructlon of the excbange flend we wlll hop right up and call hlm blessed. Tn effect, Mr. Hlll admits that there ls some prosperlty ln the Janc), but thlnks lt came on borrowed money, and trouble wlll come wlth pay day. If Ihe Demooratlo unknowns wlll only be patlent yet a whlle longer Edltojr Wll? llam J. Bryan wlll get thorn ln prlnt. Ho only yanta tlme._ It wlll bo observed that all the gunntng and bombtng at the Oyster Bay manoeu verlng of tha navy did not drown the )n ovltable apooah of the Presldent, ?:_;:=-=:=:= 2_-=:=_-_-=s Wo cannot venture to say that the "dryness" ln Vlrglnla rural dlstrlcts lias lyid anything to do wlth the much fall of rain thla month._ Bogota la where the Colomblan Con gresB slts, and they do aay that as a town of boodlor8 and grafters jt takea the cake. _ Under the operations of tha Watta law, Western North Carolfna has perpetual "njooaeh-iie" of ?? klttd. ^????????4 ??>?,? ??,???????;* : &9tnts of thi CiJiik Undtr Brief MUm.'W ' Tha leading aubjo.t tinder _Ib.U8bIob In the newsna. era durlng tha imtt week hua boeri'the echool of Journall-m.sfor tha ea? tabll-hment of whlch. Mr; Joa .. h Pulltiar, ot tha New Yorh Wdrl.; haa glven $?,* 000,000 to Colutnbiw. Unlversity of New york, There are Imany dli.6r.nt oj?ln? lona aa to tha auccess of suoh A eehool or tho _ec.sslty/,of on4.. Kowspaper men may ba maida ln ?t__.__J_tr__i?Si_ oonconaua of opinion among .real edltpw and nowapaper workers setms to be that there oan be no ?<JhOOl:t? make a flrat* class newspaper man that will equal tho hard and laborleua ?c_ool of actual ex perlence. Of cO_.se education la ned* easary; a man c_? hot.be a .auccess ln a newspapor. ottlc*,/ wlthout lt, .but he must havo with hla' aauoatlon ''tha God glven talont" and ito.these muat M added tha training thatican be had only by worklng ln the actual'harness. 'In the nature of tho oaa. .the frulta Of Mr. Puhtaer'a achool can not be seen for soveral yeara yet,' and. in the maantlme the ofllces of the. gMat'newapaperaof the oountry will gorignt along tUining iout graduatos that w'H competo auoceas fuliy wlth any that .will oome from Co* lutnblan Unlveralty. ; In the Mlsslsslppl Democratlc primary electlon, whlch took'puoe more'than a week ago, Mr, Vardaman led hls two compatliois for the governorshlp, but not by a largo' enough vote to aoitlo tho matter, and a second primary ls to bo held. wlth Mr. Vardaman and Judgo CrltB as the opposlng cniidldatea. Mr. Vardaj, man is sald to bo a "roactlonlst"" arfa favora dlvldlng the fltate's school v.-id between tho whites and blacks accord ing to the taxes pald by the two racos, Thls would praotloally cut the Mlsslsslppl negroes off from tho benelUa of publto schools. Slnce the primary 1 In whlch Vardaman lod, the senUment agalnst thls and other reactlonary ddotrines of hla has spread. Senator MoLaUren and Bishop Galloway. of the Methodlat Church, havo declarod agalnst him and are actively iismg thelr powarful Jnlluence to defeat Diffi a .d nomlate Judge Crita. The proba blllty la that Mr. Vardaman will be de (._-.._! B.y _h6 Ti1*'' Jud?9 Cr|t* 'a ?f Vlrglnla atock. lf we mistako not ho was born in Vlrglnla, or, if not, he was born ln M,sBlsslppl soon after hla par? ents left Patrlck oounty and settled ln MlBSISBippi. Pedro Alvarado, one of the most 're-. niarjcnble men of hls reglon, dled at hla home. nt Parral, Mexlco, a few __iy_ ago. BosldoB belng an oddity and aomethlng of a orank, Alvarado was the most spectacu lar character In all Mexlco. Slx yeara ago ho was a barofootcd peon, worklng In a rpine at 30 centa a day. Ho dlscoverod tho wondorful prospect n_w known as tho Palralllo Mlne. It Is conscrvatlvely esti? mated that Alvarado'a wealth aggregates $35,000,000. He1 had no falth In banks and lt ls sald that more than $60,000,000 of sll? ver bars are loeked ln a steel cago of hls palatlal home near Parral, constantly guarded by a strong force of men, Al? varado recently offered to pay the public debt of Mexlco, but thls offer was refused by tho finance mlnlster, Ho was vory charltablo and dlsbursed large suras am- ng tho poor of Parral and tho surroundlng country. Here Is a llttlo romance fresh from the little State of Rhode Island: LaWrenco Alonzo Rlng. of Chlcago, and Abble Bar ber Rlng, of Pawtucket, R. L, after belng dlvorced for twolve yeara, were reunltod last Wednesday by the Rov. Murlon Law, rector of St. Paul's Eplscopal Church, at Pawtucket. Mr. Rlng Is flfty-three and hls wlfe Is forty-elght. A reconcllllat qn was effected durlng a recent UlnesB of Mr. Rlng. Mr. Law sald that whllo he could not marry a dlvorced pfrson, the church did not hqid that It was wrong ?to read the marrlago servlce a second tlmo for porsons who had beon separated by actlon of the courts, The conclllatlon board of the anthraclt <s coal reglon, tho chlld of the recent strlko settlement, whlch did not Bettlo, belng hopelessly doadlockod. Judse Gray, who ls at the head of tho board haa concelved the ldea of sppolntln*' an umplre and has na.med former Commlss'oner-of-Labor Carroll D. Wrlght. .Tho emplre will have to paas upon all questlons raised by tho miners nnd the pperators In the at_.hra cite roglons that cannot be agreed up"n by the board. The appolntmejt ls vlewed wlth satlsfactlon by the miners, as thoy had an *dea that Mr. Wrijrht favored them when on the arbltratlon board. It is hoped by the leaders oC the mlne workers that. inasmuch aa the umplre has been namod, the board of conclllatlon will lose no tlme ln dlsposlng of the many cases beforo lt. Tf they are not disposed of soon, It 's feared that there will be se? rlous trouble at several of. the collierles. Another strike of conslderable propor tlons ir,d that wag of BpoHal Intorost to n. .vnpaper men nnd publlshern of all klnda has come to an nnd. It was the strike of the Holyoke (Masa.) paper mlll operatives. As usual Uie strlkers galned nothlng. but on the contrary lost much, and are now surprlsed that they were so long flndlng out that lt Was Imposnlble for them to wln. Lnnt Wednesday * Sprlngfleld Republlcan tells the history of th|q strike briefly as fpllowa: ' "T_r strike went Into effect <Monday, June 15th, and was coiillnued untll the n-eetlng of last nlght. The operators re? turn presumably under the old schedule, as the Amerlcan Wrltlng Paper Company served notlce upon the strlkers that on or aftfr August 6th the proposed new sched? ule weuld be wlthdrawn. No notlcaol any ohange of noaltlon on the part of the company has been announced, and the strlkers expect that the old rate wHI ba pald. A number of the operators rernaln Ing at work wero pald- tho new schedule, and it was undorstood that a number more who returned before August flth were also glven the Increase Thla would Indlcate that there would be two schedules of wages prevalllng ln tho mllls of the paper oompany. unless tha company changes its positlon. The to? tal loss to the strlkers durlng the ten weeks of Idleness Is flgured to amount to between $253,000 nnd $260,000. The company has also lost many thousands of dollara, al though the depressed state of the paper trade durlng the past two months has ro sulled ln very. slight changes ln prlcos." Speaklng of the dlscusslon of lynchlngs, mob law, etc, at Chautauqua. N. Y? the Sprlngfleid Republlcan haa thls to say as a kind of partlng shot: "It deservea to be Baid that the New York Chautauqua has no organlo connec tlon wlth the various 'C.hautauquas in the West whloh have been givlng up the r plntforms to Benator Tlllman'a atrocloua negrophobla harranguea. Th-Be Western shows have evldently stolen the Chautau qua name and have lnjurtd lt ln the pub? lic estlmatlon, very much t,o the Indlgna tton pnd rcgret of the managera of tne orl.lnal inatltutlon." . ' __ We deslre to add the remark that there ls no place ln tho South whero Senator Tillman can get a hundred dollars a nlsrtu to rant and spluttem as ho doos under the tiusplces of these Northern and .Western, Chrfutauquas. The news from Turk .y grows less war iike day by day. No one who under* atands tho sltuat'on and tho oondltlons, flnanclal and otherwlso, exlstlng ln aur 1 ov can doubt for a moment that tho Sultan will flnally comply wlth. the de manda of Russla. and, of course, tharo will be no flghtlng. The Bultan can do nothing olse and he knowes lt. However, he lovea to do conslderable biufflng, be? fore ho gets down to actual buslneas, Durlng the past week the further ln ve.tigallons in the postofflco soandal at Waahlnffton havo revealed the faot that a large number of the olerks employed ln ihe Department knew all the tlme tha* Maohen and Boavers and others were sys* tematlcally robbing the government, but kept mum about lt, Noth'ng, lt ls sald, can bo done wlth theae olerks except to dlsmlss thom fi'om the servlce, and about twenty-flve or thirty havo reoeived thelr "walklng papere," but thero are othera who made "mum" the word that are yet Bafely entrenchod behlnd the overpower* Ing influonce of 'nongressroen, jr? w, Y. ? e . ... 1 1 Blg Electric Plant In Mexico, An lmmense electrlo power station ls belng ereoted on tho Rlver Neoaxa, Jn tbo State of Puebla, Mexlco. Thoro |s a waterfall avallable wlth a capacity esti* matod at 80,000 horse power. w thou* sand hands are emnlovedl ln dlgging a canal for the new plant* "To*?>dy>S'Adt>4ritttHgrTatk.* THAT ADVERTISINO is a great business force is no,longer a question. It is to business what steam is to the locomo* tive. It is the. power that hv fluences masses to trade at certain stores, eat certain foods or wear cc_tain goods. The business that does not advertise is the busl-, ness that does not pro* gress. The best advertisers use the morning papers. The Times-Dispatch for jristance. It,goes to the buyers at buying time. I Urend of TJhought | Sn <Dixio Xand \ Birmlngham Age-Herald: ' Tho auostlon (curroncy) is stlll an open ono ln Republlcan ranks, the battle be? tween Wall Street on the ono hand and the West on tho other, belng very flerce and uneompromlslng. The subject wlll perhaps havo -to bo fought out on the floor of tho Senato or at least ln tha rooms of tho Senate Flnanee Commlttee. Columbla Statei A "negro suffrago aseclatlon" has been organlzod In Boston, compo.-cd of nezaoes who opposo Booker Washlngton's doclrlna that tbo negro should not partlclpate In polltlos. Its object ls to combat thla Idea and to' "secure the ballot unlver sally for tho negro racp." It Is qulte llkoly that the antl-Washlngton factlon of negroes not only ln Boston. but all through the country, outnumbera those who support hls prlnolples, r Memphls Commerclal-Appbal: The dlscovory has been made that at seventeen-yoar-old glrl has been held ln bondnge in Bouth Dakota over slnce ahe 'was two years of age, her father havlng sold her Into peonage at that tlme. Now don't all tho Northern papers ?end corre? spondents out there at once to wrlte up the "systcm," ' Columbus ,Enqulrcr-Sun: , The rallln'gs of the Northern presa agalnst lynchlng ln the South aro grow? ing fowcr and shorter. Llving ln glass houses, as they do. they possibly fear the South mlght relallate and also east a few stones, Atlanta Constltution: Thoso who havo flgured on the feaal blllty and returns ot cotton enterprl_?s thus organlred and operated are san gulno that the future wlll w.ti.esg a rapld organlzatlon of lncorporated plantatlons. and that whtn theso havo multlpll?d untll thelr power Is supreme ln the flold tho South wlll prosper beyond every dream and be no longer nt the mercy of sp.culntors. Eastern mill owner.. or forelgn compotltors, und the rural labor problem wlll bo fully solved. Personal and General. Mr. B. Z. Mason, former presldent! bf Lawronce Unlverslty, at Applpton, Wls? consln, has Just celebrated hls golden wedding. Charles Currler Beale, of Boston. haa Just been elected presldent ot tho Na? tlonal Shorthand Reporters' Assoclatlon, which Is convening ln Cincinnatl. Thls week Prof. John H. Gray. of tha North western Unlverslty, and R. O. Van dorcoock, edltor of the Kvanston creas, wlll start out on blcyeles tp cover 4C0 mlles of unexplored terrltory in the wllds of Wyomlng. The lato Alexandor Von Homeyer. of Frankfort-on^the-Maln. was an lndofi_tl gablo collector of zoologlcal speclrnens. Of blrds' eggs he had more than 10.000, rep resentlng about 1.600 specles, whlle anoth? er of hls collectlon Includes over 30.000 butterflles. E. T. Fltch, of Warren. O., and M. O. Krarup of New York, arrlved In New York yestorday, havlng crossed the contl-. nt-nt from San Francisco ln an automo blic. They left tho coast on May 20, and expoct to beat the record of Dr. Nelson, of Burllngton, Vt., who recently accompllshed the flrst transcontlnentoj trip. From the Church Papers. Friendshlp should always bo.a meana of grace to one, or better to both parties to thls natural, all-pervaslvo, silent com. paqt of love. Men hav? FRIENDSHIP. prosUtuted thls virtue, " as they have all others. to the sorvice of self and of sln, but God means by It self-glvlng for the good of another.* and houce solf-development through the wealth ot mutual ?eif-effac? ment8 We should always strive to make our frlendships a means of help_pg othere heavonward.-^Rellgloua Herald. It Is .posslble to be so loglcal that the God of our worship Is a trfnlty-a major premise, a mlnor premlse and a conclu ", - slon. We prove thlngs. and TOO MUCH we rlse on the wlngs of LOGIC. dootrlne and roason and float on abstractlons; and yet for all our wlngs, don't get out of eorthly clouds and oewltderments. Our flg it ls terrestrlal, We demonstrate and prove ourselves Into hoaven, and aro only on cold and droar mountain tops; ostab llsh our assuranco and are miserable. Agaln. we examlne ourselves from th? _mta.de; piease. ourselves wlth our ploua aspeots; stlmulate ourselvea w.th flne noetry, and are constralnod to own that we are plously admlrlug ourso vo_. whlle tho outslde world are not admlrlng us at 'all nor catchlng from us any hlnt of essentlal godllness at las_.~Southeni Churchman, This ls the way to oultlvate couragej Flrsti by etandlng flrm on some con lo.on.iouB prlnclplo, 1?y0TeirUfhf',u.t? CULTIVATE truth and , right on amall rouRAGE. ocoaslons nnd common wun evonts; ihlrd. by trustlng . jn God for help and power.-Epworth Era, It la a valn thlng to expect growth of the spirltual life. wlth any green leaf or f po frult, whero tha haart Ib not brought '. unto hlm who la the Sun SUN OF OUR of our souls. As our SOULS. clomatls blooms frealy whero the ralns and dewB of hoaven fall upon lt, and the sun oomos evory day to warm and quioken. we must ourselves seek the presence of Hlm who aloiio can glvo us ony life and beauty. "The Practlce of the Pre.enoe of God" was the theme of a devout dlvln. ln a profltable old book. It ls the turnlng the face upwarjl, some time every day, that we may live ln U_e llght of Qod, "Sun of my soul, thou Savlour dear, lt la not nlght lf thou be near; Oh. may no earth'bom cloud arlse, To hldo theo from thy servant's ayeaf* --Central Preabyterlan. __,--a?. Thoroughly Married. jamea Brazll and Mra. Aggle Turner, of Cashlon, Oltla., haye cre.ated a vecord by belng marrJed threo tlmes ln one day. Thoy flrst soijglit the probate Judge nt Klngflsher, Olila,, and as thore was u ooivtest over tho on.ee they got both candidates to marry then.. Not feellng satlsfled ns to the legallty of the cere? rnony, thoy returned to Cashlon and wti. jnarrled agaln by ? mlnlatei.