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NEW NOVEL FROM HAND
OF VIRGINIA AUTHORESS
"The Deliverance" Latest A)Tork
of Miss Ellen Glasgow,
THE STORY STRONGLY TOLD
Author of "The Battle-Ground"
Has Added Another Leaf to
Her Wreath of Laurel.
The literary sensation of January has
been compassed In lho publication by
l'ago. Doubleday ?t Company, of Misi?
Ellen Glasgow's new book, "The Deliver?
"The Deliverance" has all tho prestige
which Ihr standard attained by Ils au?
thoress Iti "The Oosoendnnt," "The Phases
of An Inferior Planet," "The Voice of
tlm Peoplo" and "The Havuo Ground"
can confer, Miss Glasgow has become
; known all over the United States and
In England, as a writer of uncommonly
strong and purposeful notion. Bohemian
journaliste and literary lift? in New York
city as a contro, has been depleted by
lier with a force nnd a realism that has
been rarely excelled, ?
Ante-bellum social conditions In Virginia
ond tho hard years of struggle which have
succeeded have been reproduced In lier
pugss with astonishing fidelity to char?
acterization and setting.
Every line of MIbs Glasgow's work Is
instinct with Ufo, with the vital princi?
ple which bltos Into the consciousness of
lho reader and makes strong and Insis?
tent demand for sympathy and recogni?
tion. Every lino of her work shows
careful, thorough and accurate workman?
?Up, painstaking research and harmoni?
ous blending and welding, so that the
whole with her Is finished and flue, both
in detail and aggregate.
As for a Richmond woman born *and
roared In this community, where most of
her work has been dono and where sho
has her home, Richmond peoplo feel a
deep Interest In Miss Glasgow's growing
success and are especially pleased and
glad to herald the placing upon the hook
market of whatever will add new bril?
liancy to her reputation so worthily won
"The Deliverance," in some of Its feat?
ures, recalls "The Descendant" and In
others, "The Volco of the People;" its
individual Havor Is something altogether
distinct from either of tlio two, The
scene is laid In tho tobacco-raising sec?
tion of Virginia and, if one might judge
as to locality, perhaps in Caroline or
Tho story concerns mainly two families,
tho Blokes and the Fletchers and tho un?
dying feud between them. The Blakes,
the hereditary owners, for more that) two
hundred years of Blake Hall, ono of tho
famous Virginia estates, had, lifteen
years before the time ot the opening
chapter in "The Deliverance,'' been de?
frauded of their Inheritance by on?.', WU
iam Fletcher, who for twenty years had
acted as the conildentlal man of affairs
and trusted overseer of Christopher
Blake, the elder.
This Christopher Blake was suffering
from brain decay and d d before William
Fletcher's evil Intenti?..is were carried
out. Tho widow Blake had been para?
lyzed and was entirely blind. Tho only
son, Christopher, the younger, was a mere
boy and not able to employ legal counsel |
and have a fraudulent sale set aside. The
two daughters could only suffer In silence.
When It was known that they must leave
the Hall, brother and sisters conspired
together to keep Hie knowledge from
Frail and delicate as somo rare piece
of porcelain-, unable to walk, with the
light gone out ot her eyes, forever, sh6
was yet the survival of the Lacy Corbln
who in the heyday of :her youth and
beauty ?et hearts aflame and drove men
to diM-raction .jfver hor b-'auiy. As
Madame Blake, she had been the mistress
?.f an estate tilled by tln?.-e hundred
tlaves, an estate on which all, from the
?east to the greatest, were ever ready
and willing to serve her.
So Jt was that '.ho members of her
little family said the one to tho other:
3f this last and worst misfortune full
upon her she will never survive It. We
must go, but she must never know It.
One day when she Is taken out riding
wc will' stop,, ih? carriage at the other
house. ,?? Bho cannot see, and so she will
not know. ? Whatever of happiness thai
can bo preserved lo her, whatever of
harm that pan be kept from her shall
be brought about through our Incessant
care and watchfulness.
So the llilting was effected. The
Blakes owned an overseer's house und
a few acres of ground that had been
eet aside by deed as a homo for their
uncle, the brother of Madame lake, hope?
lessly crippled In the Confederate Army.
Here they gathered around her Madame'.?!
treasured little belonging?? and a few of
her old family servant.?;. Hiiro was begun
and kopt up the scries of loving decep?
tions which made iho brightness of her
narrowed life. One of the most beauti?
ful of the book Illustrations pictures
Madame sitting in a massive Elizabethan
choir of blackened oak, lu a gown of
rich black brocade and a lino thread lare
cap, hor feot resting upon an embroidered
ottoman and her general all' Of I'OppHe an.'.
dignity exemplifying just ihe conception
in one's rniud concerning her,"
Christopher the younger was a lad when
his father died and dark days caini?. The
burden of years was luid upon hie shoul?
ders and the Iron of undeioatii.g, unceas?
ing poverty ate into hin sou I. With nm
growth grew his hatred Ot William
Fletcher, lor-?sng it now In Blake Hau and
enjoying tho ease, born of wealth ur.d
prosperity, The meager farm where Ilio
Blake.?, had taken refuge ? ?? righi Into
tue iniii.si of ih? broad acres that liad
been niched from thorn Fletcher tried
to get nil of the Blaken to buy their little
pittance? of land, but t In-lit? plier, setting
hla teeth close, thought ?>G his wa ited ?lie.
liU lost opportunities for oduclalon,, ?, '
-Incessant round of drudgery, remembered
bow tho bloom h.i.i fadeil from lil? ?Inuth
??heek--t?.??.?-, throw buri; his hciid and iv
William Fletcher had a granddalighter,
cast m a different mould from himself,
a frail,?.-.?:. straightforward and roAned
young girl, towards whom CbrUtopliur
Blake, w.,?, attracted before ho li rnod
her ??me. When ho Knew lier m? u
member of the Fleti
quite frankly of hi? hatred to) [hem nil
Boon afterwards the girl married u Mr.
VTyndl-.aui .,, ,? ?,?.,..? ?-.broad, ?lu? ii-ft
behind her ??? ': roth ; named svili iMetohvi
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in tho family
?very day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
It delicious and healthful dei?: crt. prc.
pared m two minutes. No boiling | nQ
tidiiagi add bpilifl-g water and set to
CooL ^l?vorB??Lc-mon, Orange, Hasp.
UxTy and Strawberry, Get a nacki-i?e
? your ijroce-rs to-duy, jo eis, ?
MISS ELLEN GLASGOW.
for his. grandfather, In whom the old
man's hopes were centered.
This boy fell under Christopher Blake's
Influence. Tho latter worked his revenge
on the older ma nthrough tho boy, whom
he tempted to disobedience and whom he
estranged from his grandfnllier.
The climax came when William Fletcher
wns dismissed from tho University of
Virginia and mado an unfortunate mar?
riage, He was disowned and fell still
lower through poverty and neglect.
At this Juncture Maria Wyndham, whose
husband had died abroad, returned. With
hor coming the nspeet of things changed.
Christopher and she wero Immediately
attracted to each other, and his telling
of his love and acknowledging his faults,
brought him tinder the sway of her in?
fluence and brought about also his de?
liverance from the idea of revenge, which
up to this moment had enthralled Ids
He desired above nil things to atone
for the evil influence that he believed ho
had exerted over young William Fletcher.
And when grandson and grandfather had
a fierce quarrel and tho latter was killed
bv the former in a drunken rage, Chris?
topher helped the young man to escape,
was tried, convicted and sentenced to the
penitentiary In his stead.
Tho book closes with the confession of
tho real criminal, tho release of Chris?
topher Blako and his union with Maria
Wyndham to whom Blake Hall had de?,
HCtvnded nt the death of William Fletcher,
"The Deliverance?' Is ns sombro as It
Is powerful. The high lights which make
the picture Misa Glasgow has drawn
?tcmbrandtcsquc In treatment and tone
is so true to life nnd heredity that Vir?
ginians cannot fail to acknowledge and
The book is for sale by Tbe P.cll Book
und Stationery Company, Richmond, Va.
??.? Deaths From Smallpox.
Others 111 With the Disease.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
SALISBURY, N. C?, Jan. 0.?Burt Fin?
der, colored, who assaulted Captain John
A. Fowler at Spencer about two weeks
ago, wus given a preliminary hearing
l-.<re yesterday afternoon. When ques?
tioned concerning the matter by the
court, Tinger coniiased that he made
the assault, saying he was either drunk
or a fool when he o'A it. The assault,
it wilt be remember'i'l. was made in the
dur knee?; that thi victim waa robbed;
tint ti.:? (?o<yis were found In Finger's
pcteesslon, and ihat the assault came
near proving fatal for Captain Fowler,
who Ir, Just now at-V: t?> attend tho trial.
Finger wa? ????.-nt ba-.-k to Jail under a bond
Information Is received here to-day of
tho death of Mr. S.iniu^l H'rdrlck, an
cged and prosperous lunner ol Davidson
county, fror.i smallpox, which is prova?
l?-nt in that se< fon. Eleven members
of Mr. Hedrlck'e family are now confined
with the disease.
Faraona who live In the K?me com
n.unity state that the body of Mr. Hed
r?ck lay in th?.? condition in which he
niel for several da?,??, no one being found
Who wa* willing or able to bui y It. FI.
r.i?l'.y .-?? undertaker was secured and
ii)?- body Interred. ? daughter of .Mr.
Hedrl?k di'jd of the eroallpoa lait wc??k
Rwldenl? of the stricken district report
th? ravages uf th,, dlieaee t?, ?.?? r??',re
I?tal than It hns been in UiIh par! of the
Stato for severi-.! years.
. NEWEST TOWN
(Hi ? - lai to The TlrncK-DIspai? ?, ?
KLNDitlCK, VA?, Jan. Wt'he tiortoiu
and Wmiem iiaiiroad net dwlgoau-d
?pnaparte us the name of the paw town
?" Ihe iiriminus ij( in Cripple Creek ,11
Tnl? town I* iO'-ateO on (he In ? of
Orayspn and ?urrolJ counttw. Va though
principally in Urttywn county, t<? which
the railroad Is being lapidi?,- ?,?>?>?,???
Already mar?] l^ry.. bu?Jne?i ? ?
have purcliawid lots, -.??-.i many ? ???- . ?
arg ?joint?; up, ?????,?? n,,. run,.. ,,,,,, ?., ?,.,'
??.',??,,?,???^!,,,. Blu,, -?j,-.,., y,,.,,.;,., .
wbolewlt? ?rocen,), j. l? ?-.,,-.j ??.?f,
laojnmlnUiti meixiwutin, /-?- ?.-? y Urvlhen
and Mute i?i,y kowJj?j, Th? idouul Airy
?? uniliui'o Company projioM? to ercei
laO.-W Ini.lury, ?i?|(; u cpiuptti . b, ng
"'?'? ;":'"; '" ?"??? a largo' liuti? un?!
'?''?- I I Itllll, ???-eudy UiIb now ??,?,??
ii.?.- it ?/?,,??. ,., 11 fU)u.rl?Uu? ?ondjilyp,
HIS BLOOD DRIED UP"
AND CAUSED HIS DEATH
(Kuociul U/ ,|?
J.UJU?, ?/, , .1,;
? '?' '???'-?? - I ,? ??,,, 6| ,-.,. ,.,,,?,;.,
died lhin mornln? ..? u- ,...,... ,,, hlll ...
'""'? '?'?'?" l?iintt?JI, ?? u ?L nortlf ??
??SA! ?'" ??yVS? ?W*J
b.illlu(l the ?Hill of ?,?.y?, 1, ,..,.... m_ ?H
lyjnij up of n >)
dl Ulli I" ?I'll.I. :?, -, ??, ., ,,
bjopdi iht, pi : ? el
llltf IHK 1 ;,.?<: ??, t,.,. i.??,.:.-J '.,; ' ?),J '/", ,', ' i
Ium evf.r ?hii?wii.
M?-. r?* wat aboui ? ?.?.y ?,?? ?, ?
ot age mu? ,, b.;,x ?( Mr i, u ',,;, /
??euJiUif ui/^4- ?t iHttWimtt ?kMvi
Library Board Likdy to Publish
"Virginia Executive" Papers
Relating to the War.
NEW BOOKS ARE RECEIVED
Valuable and Readable Publica?
tions Received Since First
of the Year.
The Stale Library Board held an ad?
journed session at 12:30 yosterday. For
two hours and a half Messrs. Garnett,
Patteson and Chandler discusseci the
present good and futuro needs of tho li?
brary. Tho administration of Mr. Ken?
nedy, librarian, Is giving much satisfac?
tion. Tho mutter of chief public Interest
was the adoption of a resolution calling
upon tho Executive Committee and the
librarian to suggest a practical plan for
the publication of the. "Virginia Esecu?
tivo Papers," covering a period from
1S00 to ISO!. Those documents, of course,
bear upon the war and are of great value
and Interest. Mr. Nlmmo has already ar.
ranged the papers In chronological order.
The report on plan of publication is to
be made at the next meeting of tho
NEW BOOKS RECEIVED.
.Books received at tho Virginia Stato
Library from January 1st to January 8th,
are: U'oodsend, Practical Wood Carving;
Denning, Wood Carving for Amateurs;
Larsson, Wood Carving; Hulbert, Historic
Highways, Vol. 10; Hugo, Les Misera?
bles (French); Cesaresoo, Italian Char?
acters; Lee, The True Story of the Civil
War; The Harvard Univers.?y Catalogue,
1??-?!; Wagner, Manual Chemical Tech?
nology; Whltaker, Almanue; Robinson,
The Evolution of tlio Mason und Dlxon
Line; The American Almanac, Year Book
Cyclopaedia mid Atlas; Klngsland, Eti?
quette for All Occasions; Tho World Al?
manac, 1001; United States, House Docu?
ments, Vol. TiO; United State?, House
Documents, Vol. 123; United trates, House
Documents, Vol. 103; United States, House
Documents, Vol. 11$; United States, Con?
cessional Directory, Fifty-eighth Con?
gres.?, Second Session; Groat Britain,
Acta of the Parliament of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland;
Breroton, ? Briefe and True Relation of
the Dlscouerle of tho North Part of Vir?
ginia; Atwater, Poultry a? Food; Atwater
and Benedict, Experiment? on the Meta?
tollem of Matter and Energy In t he flu.
Among the official documents received
United Slat??, Official Gazette of tho
United State? Patent Offlco; United
States, Annual Report pf tho Commis?
sioner-General of Immigration! Parker,
Report ?f Working Party No, I,Yellow Fo?
vei Institute; Dill, Some Anpcct? of New
Jersey's Corporate Policy; Hopkins, Pow
?lei Poet Inquiry lo HcaKoned Wood Pro
dl ? :?. Wilson, Standard? uf Purity for
rieri Products; United State?, Experiment
Biatlon Record; IrnlrchllU, Porelan Gulf
? le?; :??'>-,t<:, International Year Book;
? ?. ? ? Ktai'-u Annual /tepori of tho Do.
pi mount of the Interior, IW>', Virginia
Historical Society, 'Ihe Virginia. Muga
zu.i: of History and Biography, January,
WA', United Hla'e:?, House Documents,
V..1 :?r United State?, House Documents,
\'..l vji; hai. Cyclopedia of Engineer?
?.?i..iiii/)iicd Over a century, I80y.|9in
?Rectplfan, Dinner and Guest
Cards, M(,nui, Wedding Invitations
ond A'iK'iunt.timtiriti -~ COh'fvECT
LYENGRAVED in thu moni a?.
Cin.t>,?i?noarrt/iu, Address Dies, Ac,
???';?' ?- ? ..in; ?.;; und I furti! 'Utlu?
t'-jlill-k? .,?. ? 11*1 main i ??,-iiUh-d.
Q??t & Bro?
j.,/vtUi., i;ii.??,f.rf.ii>.., etetlonsre,
110'/ I'vunbylvtitilu Avvitito,
Wu?Uiiifi?un, Ih C.
Our Finest Overcoats
To Be Sacrificed !
Everybody is familiar with the peculiar conditions surrounding Overcoat stocks
this season?how the enormous and unprecedented demand for Cravenette Raincoats
has interfered with the selling of regular Overcoats. WE are not the exception
in stating that it is the cause of our having too many coats on hand now?and we
tell you frankly THAT IT IS OUR INTENSIONI TO DECREASE THIS
STOCK IE ENORMOUS REDUCTIONS IN PRICES WILL DO IT.
So, beginning to-morrow morning, for one week We offer
Our $35, $40 and $42 Overcoats at $2475 Each,
Our $28, $30 and $32 Overcoats at 819?5 Each.
Our $20, $22.50 and $23,50 Overcoats at $4.75 Each,
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS?EVERY WINTERWEIGHT COAT
in the house is included^'Long Sack Coats??Medium Sack Coats-"-'
Frock Coats^Paddocks-^Belt Overcoats. ALL are incWed in this sale*
which gives you garments that for workmanship?skill in drapingy-and exclusive
ness?are the peer of any ever shown in Richmond.
Gathering of the Clans Here on
A GREAT MEETING EXPECTED
Judge Mann, Congressman Lit
tlefield, of Maine, and Other
The third annual Convention of the Anti
Saloon Leaguo of Virginia will begin In
tide city next Tuesday evening, to con?
tinuo through two day3.
The sessions will ho held in tho Becond
Baptist Church. The attendanco prom?
ises to bo very large, and no inconsid
! orablo Interest la being manifested in
tin meeting. Quito a number of dlstln
gushed speakers will bo on hand. On
tho first night Judge W. H. Mann, of
Nottowny, will deliver an address, nnd
on Thursday evening tho lion. Chnrle?
13, Llttiefloiu, member of Congress from
?Maine, will speak. Tho programme In?
cludes other mimes of llko prominence.
Bo fur as Is known there are no special
plans projected i??" tno anti-saloon work,
U Ik moro than likely, however, that tlio
Kontlmont will crystnllzo lu somo positivo
and dofinlto action by the convention,
The full programmo for the meeting is
Tuesday Night, 8 o'clock?Opening devo?
tional oxerciseo, Scrlpturo reading nnd
prayer, Uev. W; J. Voung, Vs. P. Address
of welcome, Kev. W. It. li. Smith. Vs. Vs.
Addii?*,, of President S. C. Mlteholl, Ph.
Vs. Address of Hon. William Hodge?
Mann, "The Relation of the Letigua to
Politics." Address of Ilev. G, S. Black
well, U. Vs. "Virginia's Supremo Crisis, ?
Wedlieedav nioming, fuli? o clock?lie
votloiml ojiorcliies, Boy. A. K. Owen, P.
D. ariietlnga from other organisations,
HiipeilimmilL-iit's report, Addres? of Mrs.
Howard M. ilogo on "Bodies (Jo-operut
Ing with tlio League." Address ol Ilev.
Jarnos Cuimoii, Jr.. "Tho Financial l tob
lom of thn Louguo," Address?!?, of ?tevj.
William 11. Atwlll n?d J. C. llullund.
"I.e..?,,I Onolon in Punvllle." Report of
tu-umn-cr, Mr, S. I'? J?'l?H? ,l(iJlort Df
Wednesday afternoon, 8 ? Si?.?*?7"- J,i?h
of Ilev. Ii. I'. Atkln?, "Affiliatigli with
tlio Nation?! League" Question bQ*.;Mh
dross of Kev. John Pollard. D. is., 11,0
Work of Local Option Towns u d Com
miinltlM for 'vemvmw' AoJ.1 "'___*' ;
Uf.lii.--H.iay ?Igl?, ? o'vlock-UevoUonul
meeting, Uyv. John iiaunon, Vs. P.,, u<4?
rtrosn ot I'rofossor It. il, ?Wn???,^
i-ratuio In TMUWfHW Uoforiu , ft-WM?
of Mr. w. t. Bundle).. "Uospomilbil y
for tho Liquor Tr&Mo"l elootJou ?t 9 ?
fUlil Miii-ellaneous business: adjourn
"?S?Vrtay morning. $n*'%$fa?ffig
llonal meeting, m> ?! ? J? ?old
L,; addi cas of Itov. J- W. West, tod
m-.Toiary. "Wimt tho Leueuo lias Do no
for Virginia; uiinmw at BjV; W ?>'
Campbell, is. p., RSV. ?"?'?" Uannou, J?
li.i B<jv. M. L. Wood and Uev, c. ???
t??.H', "Ti" citlW? Puty In ? Um*
Option Contest"! H4rtre???a ol lie vs. M.
An.iby Joue? and J. S? ?wk. W;ffi'.
Iiuitli/a of thv Saloon by Substitution ,
addross by Rev. Vf. Asbury Christian,
"Suggestions aa to tho Supresi?n of tho
City Saloon"; adjournment.
Thursday afternoon, 3 o'clocK?Open
conference; suggestions as to the work ?jf
18M, lod by Rev, W. d. Beauchamp; ad?
journment; meeUng of the Board of Di?
Thursday night?DevoUonal meeting,
Rev. J. J. Haley; address ot Rev. J. ShJ
ney Peters, "How to Meet Evasion's of
tho Law"; address of Hun, Charles E.
Llttlefleld, member oi Con?resa from
The Public School System.
Editor of The. Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?It was with much surprise that
I read In your lending editorial of a
recent date an attack on our American
public school system. Aa this attack dif?
f?ra from many, in that It deals with
fundamental principles, I trust you -will
grant me somo space in which to enter
u protest. You Hay:
"It la a dangerous thing for the Stato
to undertake to educat etho children of
It would be diyigerous for tho. Stato
not to undertake such education surely.
But to continue;
You declare that you support the pub?
Ho school system as a "public necessity,"
ond thon you ptsnounae tho systom "un
American and " undemocratic."
AVhy should anything that Is "un
Amcrlcan and undemocratic" bo In this
country a "public necessity?" Is It not
I on tho other hand but a miserable mako.
I shift, nt best, to bo gotten rid of at tho
earliest opportunity? Instead of recogniz?
ing any un-American and undemocratic
I Institution ?-i a public necessity, lot ua
j uproot It, und build, something better
upon Its ruins.
But la our public school system "un
American and undemocratic?" Granting
that the population of this country num.
bers 80,000,000, I beliovo that I a.m one
of ,76.000,000 who regard It as tho most
American and domocratlo Institution that
wo have. If It were tho opposite, then
Instead of tho Hpasmodlc attacks that oro
made upon It In press and. pulpit, wo
should hear tv whirlwind of denunciation
that would speedily sweep It away.
In ? great town like New York, one
cannot but bo impressed with its wonder?
ful efficacy, Our population comes from
tho four Quarters of tho globe, bringing
I Ideas, custom? ond traditions which aro,
.many of them, most emphatically "un
I American and undomocratlo." Anglo
Saxon, Celt and Teuton, Latin, Slav and
Scandinavian, they come?ye?, and Ethlo.
piuii, for our colored population Is Brow?
ing probably fuslor than ever before. Tho
Immigrants, too, uro prolific. A stroll
through the streets of tho upper Wost
Side unit then through those of the lower
East Side would convinco one of that.
In, tho one sootlon, children aro ?carco;
Ir. tho other, they abound.
Tho educational problem Is to so- deal
with theso thousands of young Amori?
culis, whether nativo or foreign born,
that tlioy may reach the age nf ad?
vanced youth mentally und morally fit
to copo with tho duties of life and become
useful citizens. The problem la not easy,
It grown more difficult each year, tis
the chins of Immigrants now coming in
the greatest numbers, is more CjIfJcuU of
nisimilailou than formerly. Yet It ?? ?
problem that Is met most effectively,
end the results are such, tn my belief,
Dangers of a Cold und How to Avoid
I Sloro futnlltJes have their origin In or
jiault from a cold than from any oth?sr
cause-. This fact alono should mako poo?
I pie moro careful, lib thero Is no danger
whatever from a co'?l when |t is properly
treated In the beginning. V?V many
years Chamberlain'? Cough Remedy has
been recognised aa the most prompt und
effectual medicino in uso for this dis?
iane. It acts on nature's plan, ? loosens
the cough,/relieves tho Junta?, opens tho
secretions and aids naturo In restoring
the system to a healthy condition. For
bale by all druggists.
as would be impossible of attainment un.
der any other system of instruction, pub?
lic or private, secular or religious, that
over existed tn any nation, or In any age.
It Is safe to say that no other city ever
had so complicated an educational prob
lem to deal with, and tho success with
which It Is met Is to the thinking citisen
a constant marvel.
I am not one of those who regard
education as a panacea for all evils. To
educate a villain Is often to render him
dcubly dangerous. It Is like putting a
kit Jn tho bands of a burglar, or a set
of weapons'in tho hands of a murderer.
It only Increases his power to prey upon
the public. But who shall sort the vil?
lainous from tho virtuous? Under a free
go% eminent, elementary Instruction at
least must bo given to all. '
For one, I am not frightened by your
warning, as to Socialism. Botter So?
clallam with education than anarchy with
Ignorance. But there will be no Social?
ism In the 'Uniteti States, certainly not
as a result of our present system of edu?
cation, In no other great civilized nation
is education so free n s here; in nearly
overy ono of them, Socialism Is. more
prevalent. Investigation will ?how that
Socialism exists here In spite of our com?
mon school system, rather than because
of It. i
Yea, Mr. Editor, If wo hold fast to tlio
public school, we ahull not bo far In tho
wrong. Whgnever I seo one o?f our school
buildings?and in this city, they ore num.
erous. and thoso built In recent years, uro
grand as well as commodious?I feel that
hero at least Is one of tho safost props
of our republican government. There
be many sohool houses throughout this
broad land, and may their number never
CHARLES S. DANA.
New York, Jan. 8, 1001.
SAFE PLACE TO DROP I
IN CASE OF FIRE
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
GREENSBORO, N. C, Jan. 0.?Tho
city authorities are moving In the matter
of providing protection from fire at tbo
Grand Opera Houso, located in tho City
Hall, Fire escapes, with tho regulation
?Vidders, will be built on the north and
?cuta sides. Over the doors of tho mar.
WA will bo erected a large shed, to keep
oui wind and weather trom tho market,
nnd, at tho same time, furnish ? conve?
nient and safe dropping pjaoo from tho
oi-ora house, In cose of fire.
WHY IT SHOULD BE
(fipoelal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA,, Jan, p.-The estimata
that lias been sent tlio Director of the
Census hy tho MayorJof Norfolk shows
the population of tho city proper, exclu,
slve of suburbs, to be u'oout 67,870. By
adding Portsmouth and Berkley, th?slr
suburbs and th? suburbs of Norfolk, It
will bo seen that thoro are now more
than 110,000 people residing In the com?
munities qn tho Elisabeth,
WITNESSES SWORN ON
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
NORFOLK, .VA,, Jan. u.-Wttnes&je In
tho case of Archlteot ArnoVl Eberhard
-against the Virginia? Carolina Trust Com?
pany won. Inadvertantly sworn on Eber?
I hard's pocket-book this afternoon. The
court overlooked It and th? eult- con?
Reductio ad Absurdum.
The ?ustraliln government finds Iteelf
the defendant In a suit for $fi,0OQ on no
count of the most absurd of doolslous.
The new Immigration law declares that
en Immigrant must submit to on eduoa?
tional test In his native language befor*
1 fco I* allowed to land. Not long ago a
u on a ?hip wtarrestet] f0 Bmu
gllng. When ho W0fu.leased ho waa or.
dered to submit to tfleaL or be IIcd
from tho country. Itins iound lhlU hl>|
father was a Oonnarvn(j nh motner fl
native of Egypt. Ho \ born , Alex?
andria. U was deckle, therefore that
his nativo language L Groa|tp ' filnce
Greece Is tho Europearfountry nearest
to Egypt. He failed to ?, an cxttm|n:l.
tlon and was condemned >a fUrtrior lm.
prisonmont of Fix mont\ ???/ nQ ,'t
suing for damage?,? with o^ c?,alice of
Coptaln Tarbutton has a vsy or moro
off and is home making hl/.j. usefui
about the house and wood V _K0nt
LMd.) News. ic-avont
????? you aeon the Pianola, oo.
?ilr.lng tho latost attachment.
The groatest musical authorltl?\
and pianists havo pronounced tH
Metrostyle us wonderful as th'
By means of the Motrostyle In?
dicator and the red line on the
muslo rolls, any one ca?p-,"'y -?V
(without musical knowle-fy a
composition exactly like th?Leat
pianist who marked the roll
JOSEF HOFMANN wrltes!rho
Metrostyle will enable any)no
to play the rol'-i that I ma, jn
the tempo of oaob composition
I Interpret it,"
The Motrostylo Pianola will?
carofully shown to any ono VJ
WALTER D, KOSES & C\,
10,1 East Broad Slwet.
INAUGURATION OF PARLOR A,
DININQ CAR3 ON 6EABOARD ?
AIR UNE TRAINS \
NO?, 27 AND 08, \
With tlw view ot accommodating tbel
pr.trons, the Seaboard have Inaugura teil
Dully Cafo Dining? Car service between,
"Washington and Hamlet, on tholr traln*\
Nos. 27 nnd 68. These car? are supplied \
daily from tho best markets with aM
the delicacies ot tho season. \
On January U tin? Seaboard will nisi
put on Pullman Parlor Cars on Nos. il
nnd ??, between. Washington and Plnei
hurst! luavlng Washington Mondays,!
Wednesdays and Fridays j leaving pine-l
hurst Ttiisadays, Thursdays and Satyr?'
IT, 0. LEARD,
District Pass, Agent, Rtcbnjond, V?.
CASTOR ? ??
For Infante and Children, \
The Kind You Havo Always Bought
Half Shell Cigars, 6c. ? finest and mild?
est Havana Cigar, at John Camp?
' O ??V f?* '?V ?w-? Ili, "JC ^A. ?