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Entered..January 27, 1903, at ?tlchmonrt, Va.,
as ??cnnd-clas? matter, under act of Congress
of March 3, 1ST9.
Virtue Is the love with which that
which ought to be loved Is loved,
?St. Augustine.
Roosevelt's Radicalism.
President Roosevelt seems to bo grow?
ing more popullstle evory dny In his
political views. In his famous muck
rnko Bpeech, he used this remarkable
"As n matter of personal conviction,
and without pretending to discuss tlio
details or formulate the system, 1 foci
that we shall ultimately have to consider
the. adoption of some such scheme as
that of a progressive tax on all for?
tunes, beyond a certain amount, either
given in Ufo or dlvlsed or bequeathed
upon dentil to any Individual?a tax so
. framed as to put It out of the power
of tho owner of one of theso enormous
fcrtunes to hnnd over more than a cer?
tain amount to any one Individual; the
tax, of colimo, to be imposed by the
"National and not the State Government,
Such taxation, should, of course, bo
aimed merely at the Inherltnnce or trans?
mission In their entirety of those for?
tunes swollen W?yond all healthy limits."
The sum and suhstnnce of thip, is that
no man should be allowed to accumu?
late beyond a point to he fixed by law;
?when he reaches that point his property
is to be confiscated. No long-haired poli?
tician of the wild and wool y West over
preached doctrine more popullstlc than
that. Put a limit upon the amount of
money a man may accumulate, or dis?
pose of by will, and you will have put
a limit upon human endeavor. YVhat
man would exert himself beyond his law?
ful accumulation, if he knew Hint the
excess was to be confiscated?
Mr. Roosevelt got away from his Re
puMienn moorings long ngo, and It was
thought at one time that ho was going
into tho Democratic party; but lie Is
going farther?much father. He Is well
on the way to populism. "Revolu?
tions never go backward."
Colonial Titles.
In 1"M Lord Culpeper, then Governor
of Virginia, gave what was termed a
"statistleal account" of the province te
the Committee of the Colonies, which has
been preserved In the Massachusetts His?
torical Collections, First Series, Volume
"The picture," says Charles Campbell,
the Virginia historian, "Is harsh, but
drawn by a vigorous hand, wit.hout fear,
iavor or affection."' It begins with a
statement to which wc enn all subscribe?
that "In point of natural advantages
Virginia was surpassed by few coun?
tries on the globe," and then proceeds to
recount sundry defects In the govern?
ment and laws of the colony, which wo
regret to say, have never yet been fully
Mr. Campbell paraphrases a portion of
the nccount(^a-s, follows: "The Governor
signed nllv-pntents or deeds of land, and
there was n recital in them that he
granted tho land ?by and with tho con?
sent of tho council.' yet tho patents were
never read by the Governor, nor did the
Council take any nollcu of them. He
likewise countersigned the patents after
the words 'compared, and agrees with
the original';, yet the secretnry never rend
or compared them, and, Indeed, the pat?
ent which he signed was Itself the orig?
inal."-(Campbell's History of the Colo?
ny and Ancient Dominion of Virginia,
p. !S3).
Tiiis loose method of granting patents
continued in Virginia long after lx?rd
Culpeper's day, and tlio Commonwealth
has never taken proper pains to refrain
from granting the SAMK LANDS TO
numerous INTERLOCKS nnd conflicting
grants that have been used by opponents
of the Torren? System to defeat tint
worthy measure. But surely It Is high
time that titles In Virginia were firmly
settled, and th? sooner wo adopt the
Torren? System Iho better ll will bo ior
every owner of lands in the Stale, as
well as for the Stnte Itself,
Vlrglnln is sustaining a heavy annual
loss by reason of her confused titles, nnd
the development of tho Whole suite would
be greatly promoted by tho adoption ot
the Torn nu System.
Arguing for Simpler Spelling.
In a suggestive article contributed, to
the current Outlook, Processor Blunder
Matthews maintained that the sanctity
which attaches in many minds to cur?
rent forms of spelling Is bused on lm
piesstftnB rather Imaginary than well
founded. The orthography nf to-day is
not tho orthography of the old masters
of Bngll?h literatura. Spelling In the
earlier- duyB was largely .reckless, and
haphazard. Shakespeare, we seem to have
heard It alleged, spelled "his own name
In sixteen different ways. Toward the
clos? of the seventeenth century, when
orthographic matter? wero at their worst,
the printers e?t t-ogethor und achieved
a kind of arbitrary uniformity, to which
juu". Samuel Johnson guvo currency and
authority in his historic Jexlron, jt W11B
a 1/ud kind of uniformity, the professor
feels, and he blumes the- old doctor) |n
i-onse'tutnee, for many of the vagaries
o? modern, spelling,
'ibun John*??? accepted ''comptroller./'
though "controller ' wns both oidor and
hiero sensible: and, similarly, ho dis?
carded' "sovran." "forrnln," "dolt,"
"flout,", '"ilntid," "dellte," "aghast,"
"nke" nnd tunny other good seventeenth
century RpollfiiRfl for the loss phbtietlc
forms of modern usage. These lutter
have not, therefore, tho weight that
como* from great age, or even from
nuthorilntlvo lineage. Some bf them, llko
"Rovernour," "waggon'' nnd "goal," hnvo
already been superseded. More of them,
In Iho professor'? opinion, nro likely to
follow llio siimo way. Now alid then,
111 seeking simplicity nnd rationality, \vb
are merely returning to old forms, mis?
takenly dropped from our dictionaries
within comparatively recent times.
It is not maintained, of course, that
soml-oducnted printers and old Dr. John?
son nro responsible for nil the fntnlllnr
absurdities nnd IncongrultleH'df cAtr writ?
ten lnngunge. Oilier cansos contributed.
Dr. Matthews culls attention to thollhter
estlng fact that "one and, the snmo
scunil Is now represented by "o" In "let,"
by; "ea" In "henil," ",ol" In "hoifcr," by
"co" In "leopard," by "ay" In "says,"
by "nl" In "snld," by "n" In "many"?
seven spellings for a single vowel sound.
In llko manner tho consonant l.'sh" sound
Is variously symbolized in "sure," "ship,"
"conscience," "suspicion," "ocean," "no?
tion" and "anxious." These nro fresh
and pertinent contributions to tho liter?
ature of unregonornto orthography.
Prof. Matthews is chairman of the
new Simplified Spelling Board, and the
Outlook article may be taken ns pnrt
of his ofHel?l prophgnndft. However
strongly one mny feel that deliberate
"improvement" of cur spelling Is neither
necessary nor desirable, thoro Is no room
fer doubt that tho board Is going about
Its work with signal dexterity and offl
caclty. To annihilate the Idea that there
is nnythlng particularly snored about
present spellings and to Ihtroducc the
thin edge of reform by means of easy
and already half-accepted forms?those
a re the lines _nlp?g,'5yjijch - th? campaign
*is being pushed. The task, however, Is
recognized- as a delicate- one.'- 'Ultimate
triumph must depend wholly on the
board's success In lamlltarlzlng the new
forms to the render's eye. Until this is
done, neither argument nor common sense
nor love nor money is even I likely to
persuado him to forsake those others
which have sufllced him all his life.
Arbor Day.
In yesterdny's paper we spoke of the
terrible destruction of the forests In the
Eastern part of the United States and
outlined the plan of government experJ3
to preserve the woodlands which nature
has so generously bestowed. Rut at best
our forests must gradually wasto away,
unless we take steps to renew them by
planting trees.
This dny has been designated by Gov?
ernor Swanson ns Arbor Day, which
means Tree-Planting Day, nnd everybody
who can should plant a tree, not one tree
only, but as mnny as possible. In Rich?
mond the city engineer will gladly fur?
nish the plants,
But why confine our work In this direc?
tion to Arbor Day? Every year "we
should plant trees and keep on planting
trees In season. The young may live to
see many of the trees which they plant
grow to maturity and spread themselves
and give their generous shade. It will
be pleasing and Instructive to watch tho
development, and every planter should
study the nature of trees and plant-life
In general, and the manner In which they
take their substance from the earth.
In planting trees oue also has the
satisfaction of knowing that he. is doing
something for posterity, nnd that is the
sign and Inspiration of the highest civil?
Senators By Direct Vote.
The Constitution of tho United States
in Art. V., provides that "Congress, when
over two-thirds of both houses shall doem
K necessary, shall propose amendments
to this Constitution, or, on the applica?
tion of the Legislaturen of two-thirds of
the several Stales, shall call a convention
for proposing amendnvinis, which, In
olther cane, shall bo valid to all intents
nnd purposes an a part of this Constitu?
tion, whenever ratified by the legislatures
of threo-fouths of tho several States, or
by conventions In three-fourths thereof,
as the one or other mode of ratification
mav bo proposed by the Congress,"
Under this provision of tho Constitution
the House Committee on Elections of Pres?
ident, Vice-Pr?sident arui representatives
In Congress Iiob made favorable report on
a resolution providing for the election
of Bonn tors by direct vote of tho people.
A similar resolution ho? on several occa?
sions been adopted hy the lower branch
of Congress, but hn-s died the death In the
pigeon-holes of tho Senate. Tho Hennto
has consistently and persistently refused
to act, yot there Is no t)6ubt In our mind
that tho people at largo nro In favor of
such a change In tho manner of electing
Senators In Congress.
The Ohio Legislature recently consider?
ed, If li did not pass, a, resolution call?
ing for a national constitutional conven?
tion to make this chango. That, of course,
Is not to be seriously considered. Tho
mere cnll of such a convention would bo
enough to bring on a panto, but a? Sena?
tor:! In PongreyR aro elected by the legis?
latures of tho several Slritr-H"1t Is perfect?
ly competent for each f?tate legislatura to
Instruct Its Senator? to voto /pr the
House resolution, and the Senators will
not dato disobey u positive Instruction of
this character.
If tho Senate does not act on tho reso?
lution which, the House, will Boon pa??
nnd send over, It Is probable, that the
people will Bponk inoro posTllvoly tnan
over through their reapectlvo legisla?
Wanted?An Auditorium,
There Is good reason tn bpllove th.it tho
Southern Rapllgt Convention cr,n bo
twilight to Hlrhmonl In 1V)T, If only ?L
suitable auditorium ho provided. This Is
one of th? largest and wealthiest church
gatherlngH In Iho Omih, and, puiely uh
a biiHncss proposition, It would ho worth
wlille to bring It to Richmond.
A correspondent writing in .Sunday'??
Tlines-DlBpatcli thinks Hint It would be
worth more to Hlelimoitd to huv? ?,u
tiudlKiiiuiu than a Btute luir, ana lull
maten that It would ho better to tur
money raised for the fair Into a.
public hall.
The reply to our corrcspondent'ei ,
mont Is Hint Richmond .should have
tho auditorium and the fair. Indlvl?
will furnish llio-wonty for Hie fair,
the municipality shouJitfurtHsh the m
for the auditorium. Such ti\ hut
would be for the public, good...
should a few Individu?is bn culled
to supply tho funds7
A public hull Is a pulillc necessity,
the city of Richmond-.should build I
soon as possible. > Wo Cannot afford t
longer without It.
A Tokyo ?ontertiporary.
From far.away Tokyo, In the, lam
the geishas, kimonos, and chorry-1
noms, coin?s ?i?'us natv'a copy of a
exchange, tho International Review.'
sincere pleasure In welcoming this j
nal to our table l? only temptered by
fact that It Is mostly printed lii'a ton
with which wo shnmofiiccdiy'confess
entire Ignornncc. The gusto With wl
wo scrutinize Its contents, thcrof
must needs bo rather speculative t
This restricted delight, however, ('
not extend to a few preliminary pti
of publisher's notes nnd editorial mat
which wo pleasurnbly find to bo couc
In a chaste brand of Anglo-Saxon. Ft
these we have gleaned with. much
tcrest the news that the Review purpo;
with the next Issuo, to "Incert" regtiln
a Jnpnnese caricature, with English
plnnatlon, "This work,"soys the etll
frankly, "shnll bo tnken care of by
best artists, and will undoubtedly ex<
lnttghters through tho universe. Wo tl
Invite our friends to join In the choru
A feature bound to bo effective, wo
The Review, we observe, is publlsl
In connection -with a shohosha, or bun
of Information, which stands ready nt
times to perform valuable services
travelers, subscribers or other dese
Ins applicants. For example:
2, The Bureau shall take pain to 11
an outlet or supply for old as well as n
articles, If so desired.
? 3. Translations and Correspondences
English, French and German Into
from Japanese are promptly attended.
4. For the Promotion and Protection
trade, the Bureau shall act as the Mi
cantile Agency to give out the inforir
tlon, relative to the responsibility a
credit standing of dlffererit people.
7. The Bureau considers carefully hi
to please Tourists to enjoy their tin
and Capitalists to make use of th(
money in strange land.
AYe lenrn with genuine pleasure that t
Review "is the only organ of 'Shohoslu
and shnll dramatize every day's life
the Bureau." There Is no mystery
secret about Its characteristics and 1
tent. Thus: "For further particulars shf
always be desired to answer by the E
rector, oil application." Nothing shu
mouthed and furtive nbout that, sure!;
Later paragraphs still further elucida
the editorial point of view. Note th
It appears that mankind throughout tl
Orient is indebted to the western educi
tion for the Introduction of that mode,
but Indispensable accessory civilization.
And these words of truth nnd solemi
ness: -'.*', ? ,..'....
Our pressure,' an Imm'ence' amount:of Ir
formation toward widely-scattered dlrec
tlons to be given out of a limited know)
edge and time, shnll be greatly release
by an assistance and promotion fror
your s'de. To know nnd to be known ar
the poles of this floating globe.
And, lastly, this straightforward an?
manly apology for possible shortcomings
Some may discover deficiencies on th<
paper and we suggest (hem kindly t<
point out Important omission. As w?
have no Impartiality toward any partlcu
lnr country, It is accepted everywhere
and it Is not at all surprising that thh
leads into some phenomenal importance
We are. Indeed, energetic, Impressive anc
nervous, and your sympathy should fall
upon this poor man who put aside hit
usual task In the Bureau of Information
to finish up the pamphlet for tho time
of publication. It is not usual to exam?
ine the back pages as we go along in
writing. There are sTIps of the pen,
and In many caaea violation of the gram?
mer, while our kind renders should ex?
cuso such when tho manuscripts aru
written at tho rate of slxty^mlles an
If any man breathes with soul so dead
as not Instantly to accept tho excuses
of the energetic, Impressive nnd nervous
Shohosha man, yanked with such un?
seemly lack of preparation from tho
bureau to tho editorial chair, we trust
It may never be our misfortune to make
his acquaintance, For our part, wo
commend the editor's efforts with sincere
congratulations and greet the advent of
the International Review to' our office
with grateful thanks and many banzals.
The Country Roads.
Our Impression Is that under a recent
act of the Legislature, districts or di?
visions of tho counties can provide the
means for the Improvement of the public
roads somewhat affer the manner sug?
gested In a communication from Mr, S.
K. Siono, which appeared in tho last is?
sue of this paper. Wo have not tho act
before us and cannot undertake to go Into
particulars, We are under the Impression
that some action by the Board of Super?
visors Is necessary.?Danville Register.
The act to which our contemporary re?
fers, Is the 81ms net, which provldCH for
dividing roads of counties, whoso boards
of supervisors choose so to . do, Into
divisions containing not less that) ten
or moro than tf?lrty miles of ronds. Each
sub-section embraces in Hh torrltory
those proporty owner? who chiefly use
tho roads therein, and. the uct gives them
the right to select for each sub-section
a practical road surveyor, who shall
discharge certain dutlea with respect to
frequent repair work, as a section fore?
man does on a railroad.
The set also allows lax-payers In each
Kub-nectlon to vote annually an extra
road tax for the exclusive benefit of the
roads in their section. Thi? Is optional
and |n any event only freeholders aro
allowed to vote.
T1,U suituu- designs to have purely
rit-pair work on road* done frequently
and systematically by a. local man ?a
kctud by the tax-payer? and road-user?
of each nelKhborhood, and It give? tho
freehold?? the option of taxing thrin
.??'i'-'- for that purpuro.
Kor Sale?Baverai bunche? of second?
hand violet?. . '*
? Mayor McCarthy ?ay? ho can go to
New York Mid ?ell the City Ga?. Work?
for rilrtia million dollar? at ? per cent.
Interest. That would be ?St?.WO ft V??'?
The Mayor's offer is whrth etmsldbrlhg,
A.St. Louis man, who ;sfood 'tlie,'Folk
Investigation und Iho exposition, (lied
fl-om excitement tho other day til n
game of brtsfliball. There Is Ufo In the
old game yet, . |
Speaking "o7 spelling reform, Mr. Sm'oOt
must feel very gloomy whoti ho!1lpplj-t
his numo baciiw.rt.rds,
The strike n.l. Klon City Is otlll on.'
Rhymes for To-Day
That Reminds Me.
It you're waking call mo early, call mo
enrly, mother dear.
For to-morrow will be Easter-lot us hope
It may bo clear? , . .,?,?,,
And you know how long It takes ma when
I want to look my best,
Ero I finish my complexion nnd can got
. completely dressed: .
There are mniiy Jealous women who will
stare when 1 appear, i
So, If yoti'ro waking, call mo-coll mo
early, mother dear.
My hat cost ..fourteen dollars, marked
from twenty, as you knows
It had been a'little damaged, they will
never guess It, though;
They will Oi!tik I paid the twenty, not a
singla 'ponny less, ...u??
And their eyes will do some bulging when
they see come, I guess: ,.,,..
Tho weather man hns promised that It
shall bo warm nnd c car,
Therefore, If you're waking call mo, can
me early, mother dear.
And my gown and wrapt Oh, mother
thoy'ro tho best I've over had
If the day Is only decent I will bo slt
I'll ItHrtBt'oii IwlnV BCntcd near tho pulpit.
and I'll smile ...,.?,
In a sweet, angelic ninnner as I traici
Get 8&AA?.1 ?lock from her; set
It and then keep It near.
And be euro to call mo early, call me
early, mothor dear. _a?i'iri'
? ?Chicngo Record-Herald.
Merely Joking.
A Good Memory.?The Lender: "All
right, Ml lend you $5, but don't forget :
that you owe It to mo." Tho Borrower:
"My dear fellow, I shall never forget
It as long ns I live."?Brooklyn Life.
A Rude Awakening.?Celia: "The wed?
ding was like a beautiful dream." Cyn
Icus: '.'And now It will soon be time for
the dreamers to wake up."?Illustrated
Bits. ... .
Nature's Own,?"He's proud'' ?f bijln*!
prematurely gray. He thinks that' knl
sonilne effect over his ears makes him
look poetic." "Well, It does remind ma
of a poem." "What poem?" " 'When
the Frost Is on the Pumpkin.' "?Cleve?
land Leader. ???
An Apt Pupil.?Mott Street, Sunday
School Teacher (to Ah Sing, a' new re?
cruit): "Ah Sing, what Is an infidel?"
Ah Sing (an. orthodox Buddhist): ."Mell
can man."?New York Times. ?? ? "'?'
April 16th.
?amo Day, Easter Monday. Sun rises at
6:25, sola,, at .6,;?5. ?^nfrnnwi ?trill ,
1548?Evening prayer began to bo read
In English ; in King ' 'Edward'"' VL'a
? Chapel."
16i2-r-Threo of .the Judges who condemned
. ,.Charle3 I? namely Miles Corbet, John
Ohey and John Barstead, arrested In
... Holland and, sent to England for exe?
cution. ,',
1746?Battle of. Culloden, which termi?
nated the Scottish rebellion.
1805?Algerian pirates captured a Portu?
guese frigate with 100 men, carrying
them nil into slavery.-,..?:-, -,r! ? i
1814? Charles Philip. Count d'Artois, de?
clared tho Capotan, or French mon?
archy, to be re-established.
1854?The city o? San Salvador wholly de.
stroyed by '. an earthquake, causing
tho loss, In loss than one minuto, of
more than ,200 lives and four mil?
lions worth of propoty.
1864?Residents of Metropolis, 111., panic
stricken over tho appearance of South?
ern guerillas on the. Kentucky?? bor?
der, opposite their village. ? . , j *
1865?Investigation In Washington by mil?
itary and civil authorities fixed the
Identity of the murderer of President
Lincoln as J. Wllkes Booth.
1894?President Cleveland accused of
showing unseemly friendship for An?
drew Carnogto by reducing a fine
assessed against him for armor-plato
frauds and preventing a further in?
vestigation, '.
1895?Nicaragua's attempt to evade the
payment ot debts to England nearly
Involved the United States In a
contest with, Britain.
1905-Japnneso right wing advanced from
Slngking. thirty eight miles north.,
Russians retreated._ (
The Foundation of Prosperity.
The Chronlolo reproduces to-day from
the Richmond (Va.)- TImeB-pispatoh/,!?
brief editorial,, which U worthy of care?
ful reading -by' every citizen of HouBto...
It puts tersely and convincingly tho Im?
portance of encouraging In ewirP???
way tho factories already established and
of inducing other? to locate in the cltj.
It shows a olear, and grateful appro
elation of the Importance of fwtorle..and
tho far-reaching, and continuous benefits
flowing from them, _?,_.? ?...
In repeated IssueB The Chronicle Has
?ought to impress upon Jho' people of
Houston tho necessity of establishing^now
factories. They have long depended on
tho natural advantages of Houston t
Indueo outside people to como hare and
establish factories, and sorno largo con?
.?rns have come, but what Houston
needs Is to have,.?or own peopio pin
/nonoy In factories, to bo owned !>y
Houston people. ? .?,',???
Tho Tlmes-Dlupatoh truly says; in
prosperity start? from tho chops. Tin
real foundation of Richmond's wealth Is
h?r magnificent manufacturing system,
The banking facilities of Houston m
ample, her natural trade 9 law?, fo
wholesale trndo In certain linos I? ?rat?
Tying, but all these depend for prosper ly
upon the Institutions whoroln toll the tin
huoket lafboror, ! -
Richmond has, perhaps, fifty por cent,
more population than Houston, and yet
aha was almost ontlrely destroyed by fire
lu is?. Houston hns never felt . tlv.
pressure of Buoh disaster and financial
distress as wero visltod upon her people.
Rarely, If ever, did a city face a futur,!
sn dark as that confronted tho city or
Richmond forty years ago.
Tho restoration of that city, her liicrpasa
In wealth and population, and her. prog?
ress In trade and manufactures hnB been
nothing less than marvelous, and ron?ota
Infinite credit and honor on her brave,
faithful and capable jeopie; yet such
pohtevBinonts would havo.Deen Injposs ble
but for tho manufactiu'lng,. enterprises
established In Richmond.. Her peopio
have seen tho necessity for ouoh enter?
prises ami have ?one ?bout getting thorn
by putting up their monoy by bolpln*
themselves to got what triey needed.
IlouBton should follow the exainple soi
worthily se..-4-ouBtQn Chronlole, ? ,?
Many brilliant Assemblages to
Gallier During the Ter?
The Government Will Entertain
Foreign Guests With
Prodigalit?. ?
(Sfieclnl to Tho T?mos-DIspntch.)
? NOR?-OLK, VA., April 35,-Tho Jamos?
town 33xposition promises' to be the great
Boclnl event of tho century. Blue cloth,
red cloth, green or buff, whlto or orange,
dull khaki or still duller ivinkoon, each
lias Its strong adh?rent when' ornamented
with brass buttons.
It Is only when he wears a uniform
that man vies In beauty of decoration
wlOi th? fiilr box. 3?npcclally In America,
iimu'il couvontlonul clothes aro sombre,
and tin* mor? formal tho occasion the loss
color appears upon the male person, even?
ing wear having been for years deacl black
and white. The few spornulc attempts
to interject color Into man's garments for
dross occasions livae failed signally.
Tho soldier or tho sailor docs not share
the disabilities of Ids fellow man. His
gold lace and brass buttons make liiin a
shining spectacle, and perhaps accounts
Inrgoly for the strange fascination which
tho milltury have for womankind, it Is
a known Tact that In England, carrying,
this argument to nn absurd reduction,
nursemaids and other domestics subsidize
tlio potty ofllcer? of the British army to
walk with them in the parks, and actual?
ly pay the soldiers for doing so.
We hnve not arrived at Hint stage yet
In tills country, but girls seem never so
proud na when clinging to the arm of a
uniform- svinror.
Military balls, hops aboard ship, enter?
tainments nt barracks or navy yards,
are usually attended to tho full num?
ber of Invitations sent. Those who de?
cline nra generally unattached men, who
uro not philosophic enough to stand beltiB
overshadowed by their better decorated
Not less than throe thousand commis
intsslonod offlcors, nnvnl 11114 military,
,w|ll, be hi constant attendance at tila
' Jamestown Exposition. The United States,
as host, will plan many social and spec?
tacular entertainments for Its visitors^
These courtesies will, to a certain ex?
tent, of course, be returned by the foreign
guests, and as a consequence the hnrbor
of Hampton Ronds and the quarters of th*j
officers at tho military encampment will
be scones of successive entertnlnmenls
from the beginning of the exposition to
its conclusion. , *, ?
No', special effort will be mnda^by I the
.exposition company to hnve single moni
cletn.lled for duty during the celebration','
hut a large proportion of the wenrers
of Uncle Sam's uniforms, especially those
on the sunny side of thirty years, nre
unmated, nnd if no discrimination Is
made In regard to selection for exposition
duty, 1007 will offer a remarkable and
unique occasion for American girls to soe
Uncle Sam's fighters en masse, become
acquainted with thorn, and decide whether
they prefer the humdrum life of a buBl-.
ness or professional man's cppjpft, .prj the?
more glittering outlook as ? an,,officer's,
riXi ? ? / I i?
v- 1 - ? I
Picked Up and Carried to Pas?
senger Station, Where
It Died.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA.. April 15.?Eddie Holt,
a four-year-old colored child, was ?truck
and horribly mangled by a Norfolk and
Southern trolly car on James' Street. The
child was picked up and convoyed to the
passenger station of the road, where It
died. The mother of the child, bearing
of Its Injury, hastened to the station,
ami on viewing tho mangled form was
struck Bpeechle8s.
Motorman R. W. Cousins nnd Conduc?
tor H. V. Stokes were arrested on war?
rants charging them with responsibility
for the child's death, but wero released
by tho pollco on their furnishing bonds
of |500 each on order of Judge Allan R,
Hnnckle, of tho Corporation Court.
Motorman Cousins says that tho child
dashed suddenly In front of his car -while
it was passing along tho street at tho
usual rato of speed, nnd that ho was
unable to stop It In time to avoid hitting
the child, Eye witnesses to the accident
say that tho car was moving at a high
rate of speed.
Robert Hager, Jr., Weds Miss
Dorothy Trowbridge in
New York;
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW HAVEN, Apr/l 34.?Through a
formal wedding announcement in a New
York newspaper, Mrs. Carollno A. Q.
Trowbridge, widow of H, Hayes Trow?
bridge, tho millionaire banker and rail?
road dlroctor, yesterday first learned of
the marriage on April 7ht of her daughter,
Dorothy, to Robert Hager, Jr., of Hagers
town, Md, H?ger Is 18 years old, and
a Yale student, His bride Is a fow
months his Junior, and she is heiress to
Tho coupla eloped to Now York last
Saturday and wore wedded by tho Rev,
Thomas R. Bridges, of the South Church,
Mrs, Trowbridge stispeotod tho elope?
ment, nnd her chief displeasure I? that
hon daughter had not taken her Into her
confidence. The mother has had no seri?
ous objection to the romance, which has
been sympathetically, observed by New
Haven society for several months pa?t.
The ono objection raised by Mrs. Trow?
bridge was the extreme youth of both
Huger and her daughter, but now that
they nra wedded, It Is understood, shu
will receive them with open arms.
/ -_???*
?s Getting Along Nicely,
Mr, Harry Brannan, who was rocently
operated on, 1? getting along nicely at ?.he
Memorial Hospital, The operation was
quito a severe one, but was successfully
performed by. Drs. Levy and Mathews,
and'Mr. Brunnan'a friends have' every ,
reason to hope tor his early, recovery., . I
i And many other pahifuLaiid serious
railments front, which most mothers
I suffer, can be avoided by the use ?f
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B ^9 F A ^5^T is a God-send to women, carrying
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No woman who uses "Mother's Friend** need fear the suffering
aud danger incident to birth; for it robs the ordeal of its horror
and insures safety to life of mother aUd child, and leaves liejyjn
a condition more favorable to speedy recovery, The chl?awhy
also healthy, strong and
good natured, Our book
?"Motherhood,'- is worth_
its weight in gold to every ???^?V ? ?????I?^
woman, and will be sent free in plain "
envelope by addressing application to
Bradfield Requlator Co. Atlanta, 6a.
Chartered 1832.
The Virginia Fire & Marine
ASSETS JANUARY 1, 1906,.$1,134.647.11
WM. H. PALMER. .President. , W. H. MCCARTHY.Secretary.
E. B. ADDISON.VIce-Presldent, | OSCAR D, PITTS.Treasurer.
' All Varieties of City Property Insured at lyowest Current Rates.
| Mr, and Mrs. Green Entertain in
Honor of Special
(Speclnl to The Times-Dispatch.)
WASHINGTON, VA., April 15.?Mr. and
Mrs. McCormlck Green gave a reception
this evening In honor of Miss Llttlepngo,
of Richmond, Vn. Airs. Basil B. Gordon,
of Baltimore; Miss Kennedy, of Clurk;
Miss Daniel; of Rappahannock, nnd Miss
Waller, Miss MaoAtee and Miss Jotnso?,
of Front Royal, nil of whom assisted Mrs,
Green In rcelvlng.
This was one of the largest and most
brilliant reception? given by the chnrm
Ing nnd beautiful hostess of "Bonvcnue,"
the mngntflcont home of Mr. and Mrs,
Green. , . .'
Mrs. Green's delightful manner of en?
tertaining so" many guests makes them
mOsti'diiJoVaWe, nnd tho?e Invited seldom
"miss nn op'portunity to attend, and Mr.
and Mrs. Green are known throughout
the State as most hospitable persons.
Tho guests of the occasion were as
Front Royal, Va*?Mr. nnd Mrs. II. II.
Downing, Mr. John Downing, Mr. nnd
Mrs. O. I-lnrre.ll, Mr, Evans, Misses Alac
Atee, Mr. Oardner Waller, Miss Mary
Waller, Dr. h. F. Hansbrough. Dr. M. F.
Hansbrotigh, Hon. M. F. Fulton, Dr.
? EiVwnrrV Starke, Miss Rllznbeth Rust,
?Hon. JI. O'.Flnherty, Mr. nnd Mrs. Robert
Hall, Mr, Edward Jacobs, Miss Mary
Stuart Jacobs, Mrs. Walter Richardson,
Messrs. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Wnr
thern, Mr. W. C. Carson, Miss Ethel
Johnson, Air. and Mrs. King, Mr. M. C.
3"Uchnr?li?on, Jr., Mr. I.. Hew. Mr. William
Daniel, Mr. nnd Mrs. Forsythe, Misses
Emslft and Sadie Miller.
Washington, Va.?Mr. and Mrs. Clar?
ence J. Wclller, Mr. Howell Miller, *Ir.
Ltll.nrd, Miss Llllard, Misses Powers, Mi-,
'nnd'Mrs. W1I".lam Kruggar, Air. nnd Mrs.
Charles Keyser, Mr. Frank Jones, Mr.
Wheeler Almond, Mr. and Mrs. Moffett,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wood, Mr. J. J. Miller and wife,
Misses Strother. Rev. W. N. Tllllnghnst,
Mr. and Mr?, Charles Greene, Misses Car?
ter, Judge and Mrs. Dudley, Colonel Rob?
ert Enstham and wife, Mr. and Mrs,
KlnglB, Mr. nnd Mrs. Mnsslc. ? ?
Gnlnes's Cross Roads.?Miss Armstrong,
Mr, R, "U Miller, Mr. nnd Mrs. Hnckley,
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Wood, Miss Lucy
Wood, Mr. ?and Mrs. Russell Wood, Mr.
John Dab lei. Misses Mamie and Johnson
Daniel. *
Sperryvllle?Mr. James H. Fletcher,
Mr. Carroll Menefeo, Mrs. James Fletch?
er, Hon. nnd Mrs. P, H, O'Bannon, Mr.
and Mrs. D, J. Miller. Mr. John Brown?
ing, Mr. J. F. Thufleld.
Flint Hill Virginia?Mr. and Mrs.
Rold, Mr. h. J. Moore, Misses Marie
and Elizabeth Moore, Mr, and Mrs. El?
gin, Mr. Browning, Miss Browning, Miss
Hills Dearlng, Mr. Entham Dearlng, Mr.
Cary, Miss Cary, Dr. and Mrs. Bryan,
Miss Muy Smith, Mr. Towsin Smith,
Mr. George Browning, Mrs. Southern,
Mr, Maddox, Miss Bcsfle, Mrs; Roler,
Mr. Dabney Easthorn, Miss Fast horn,
Mr, Grlmsley Daring, Mr. and Mrs. Al
fenl Dearlng, Mr. Bragg, Misses Caroll
and Julia Ttitlo, M las Bnggerley, Mr.
and Mrs. Williams, Mis? Hart, Mr. John
Laurel Mills?Mr. John Hughes, Mr,
nnd Mrs, II. A. Wood, Dr. Garnett, Mr,
Moffett Splllman,.
Cnlpaper, Virginia?Mr. nnd Mrs. Rus?
sell Smith, Miss Enrlena Faunt, Dr,
Tuoktir Chcef, Professor H. Mathows.
Wnrrenton, Virginia?Mr. and Mr?.
Geromo, Mr. Jamen Hall, Mr. and Mrs.
J. K. Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. A? h by
Cooper, Mrs. Nannie C. Jeffries, Miss
Elisabeth Hardy Fair, Dr, Carter, Mr,
T. Frank, Miss Janet Johnson, Colonel
and Mrs, Thomaa Smith, Mr. John
White Post. Vlrglnla-Cnptaln and Mrs.
Meado, D. Thomas Lewis. Airs. Lucy
Lewis Funaten, Colonel and Mrs, Meade,
Mr. ?rind Mrs. Frank Kennorly, MIsh
Louisa B. Meado.
Perrvllle?Mm, Ellen McCormlck, Hon?
orable and Mrs, Mnrshall McCormlck, ,
Paris, Vlrglnla?Mr. and Mrs. O. H.
.Slater, Misa Lily Adams, Mrs. George
Hunton, Mr. George M Sinter.
Boston, Virginia?.?ilssos Smith, Mr. and
Mrs, arlfflth Durant,
Those from a dlsstance, wero Mr,
Smith, of Alexandria. Va,? Miss Sheerer,
Charleston, W. Va.j Mr, Duff Greene,
Frederloksburg, Va.! Mrs, Basil Gordon,
Bnltlmoro, Aid.; Mrs. Payne, Baltimore,
Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Kawlrupe, Washing?
ton, D. C; Mr. nnd Airs. H. H. MUos,
Richmond, Vo*! Honorable nnd Airs.
James Hay, Washington, D, O.; Mrs.
Andrew, Washington, D. C; Miss Haael
Anderson, Washington, D. 0,1 Airs.
Anderson, Washington, D. 0.; MIbs Eas?
ter, Baltimore, Md.; Major nnrT Airs.
Borum Stnaburg, Va.; Dr. and Airs. Mc
Cormlck, Annapolis, Aid. ; Mr, and Mr?. L.
ShlnrB Bello, Atlanta, On.; Air. L. Roy
Baxley, Atarkham, Va.; Mr. and Airs.
Browning, Madison, Va.; Mrs. Parker,
Washington, IX C; Mrs. Young, Rich-,
mond, Vn.; Air. Alnlcolm, Washington,
D. C; Air. Alaesle, Newport News; Air.
and Airs. Herbert Funsten, Richmond;
Alls? Nanoy Steiger, Columbus, Ohio;
Alias Cornnla Alliier, Washington. D..
G.: Air. Cllnedlnst, New Alarket, Va.
Miss" Nan Stanler will leave Monday to
tpeml ?aster In Washington, D. G
Timothy, Grass Seed,
Seed Oats, Corn, Potatoes, &c
Wo make a ?peclolty of Hlcti-Grnde Field
Seeds, buy In large quantltlc*, and are pre?
paro.! to make low price?, quality conalderciL
Wrlto u? when buying.
Easter Flowers
Largest Stock.
109 East Broad Street.
^?Established In 1857.
John H. Dickerson & Co.
1402 East IVrain Street.
Hand and Machine-Made
Harness, Saddles,
Tluy of them, and .you'll get the best.
Satisfy yourself,uan'(I do not listen to
those In the same line of business.
,..,-. ?_.. - .i ? ?i
Wandered Away From Home and
Was Found Paralyzed in
a Barn. ,; ?
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HARRISONBURG, VA., April .5.-Oea?
W. Snell, a prominent farmer, is dead
at his home, In Dayton. His death wa?
duo to paralysis and exposure. Mr.
Snell wandered aivny from homo last
Monday evening. Hit did not n?iurn, and
his family made a futile search for him.
Tho following morning he was discovered
In a dying condition In a nearby stable.
He wns paralyzed nnd hod laid helples?
fop twelve or fifteen hours.
He was a member of Show's Battery,
Rockbrldgo Artillery, during the Civil
War, and was In his sixty-ninth year.
Ho leaves a wife and six children,
I -?- . ?
Military Inspected. ]
(Rpeclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHASE) CITY. VA., April 15.-The Meek
lonbtirg Guards, tho splendid military
company of this town, wero Inspected last
evening by Major Edward Chynowlth, U.
S. A. There were forty-eight oltlcer? and
men present, and tho company, with all
equipments, was thoroughly examined.
Tho appearance of tho men was very
i_-.litiible, und tho company was com?
plimented by the inspecting orneen Ai
largo number of spectators wore In at?
londanco to witness the drill and Inspec?
tion. The surgeon and commissary of
tho Snventy-second Regiment wero also
present In full uniform._
Smith?Webb. ' *'?^
(Special to Tho Times-DIspatoh.)
CHAWR CITY, VA., April lfi.-Mr, T. 15.
Smith, of the firm of 1 lardy anil Com?
pany, and MIbb Ethel Webb, both of th?
place, were married on Wednesday, Rev.
Pr. Drew officiating. The young coupla
Immediately after tho ceremony Journeyed
to Washington pity for a bridal trip.
Study Club Elects Officers.
Tho Boys' Bible Study Club of th?
y. AT. C. A? ono of tho boot known
organlialions among boys in tho clrv of
Richmond, held Kb seinl-nnnual ?lection
of officers yesterday morning. There wen
a spirited Interest In tho election, romo
standing for open nominations, ?llmrH fop
a nominating commit toe. The committee?
lies won, nnd th? following slate was
unanimously elected;
President, Ramon A. KWior; first vice?
president, perry Seay; second vhjo-presl?
ilont, William Babnoy; record Ins secie
tary, J. Blnford . Walford: tronsurir,
Charles B. Brauer, Jr.; pianist, Bradstroe?
Peaseloy; musical director, Charles 8,
Truoinan. .
Tho retiring pr?sident, J. Blnfor.l Wnl?
ford, has served for throe term? nnd wa-,
not eligible for re-election,
u._-eg_ti.... ? i' t
Large Stock,
Lowest Price?,
Quick Deliveries.
WOODWARD & SON, Richmond, Va,

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