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Massachusetts and Virginia. It Is pleasant lo record Hie d?font which has met the attempt o? a certain element In the Massachusetts Senate Io tack upon Ihn Jamestown appropriation bill a rider insisting upon a giiarnnteo from Virginia Hint negro visitors will be properly treated while Inside her bor? ders. Thnt much Is surely creditable to the j*ood taste nnd good sense of Mns FaeliUT'tt-?, T!i3 dorn,lulling iirguni-nt attributed to the opposition, however.. N rather less a subject for congratulation. It wok urged, our dis*>iich".s uit>nii us, ih.it the nnt h-O'it.i U w.-s nniiee.-i-wnry. inasmuch ns "tTi'vi'i-ror C?oufTl has, In writing, Assurances from tfi3 ffoveynpr of Virginia that negroes will stiff.'- no Indignities on tho e.xposb.'o? grounds." .The rider could safely be dUpeiised with, )h short, because Its stipulations had al? ready been guarantee throtgh other channels; We prefer to believe, h3wi;v*ir, Hint this argument, If II wns re-illy ein ployed, ?was used merely ns a means r.f finally stopping the mouths of the rearo phl'os nnd those others, who for their own rea? son?, wanted to curry ?favor with Iho colored voter. We should cirlalnly be loath to accept It its Die sober ' judg? ment of Massachusetts thnt li-rr ll'.'gl'oes were tinpnfe on Virginia, soil until Vir? ginians had given bond tor ihc-ir good behavior. In vie**,* of rennt ovmls In "Sortbern Slates, such nn implication, over nnd above Its unpleasenrn-'Ks from a more ? personnt standpoint, would ."how a fairly ludicrous mlsoonreplbe of mod? ern asocial end ?conomie ?joi'.'lltl'ms. If the negro's person to-day is luV.d more inviolate In tho North than In the South, wb must confess for our par'., I o have woefully misconstrued the t-rUns of tho times. But we repeat that we de ?'.inn to a-,?- . cept this as in any sens? Indicativo of MassachuBotts's atlllude toward Vir? ginia. The Times-Dispatch hns had occa? sion before this to refer to the strong ties of sentiment that bind together these two Slates, the only two Commonwealths in tho Union. Settled nlmost simultan-, eouPly, each representative of a"' high and distinctive type of culture, both Commonwealths have steadily held lead? ing places In the social and political life of 'their respective sections. Virginia has always held n. warm respect nnd re? gard for Massachusetts, and no doubt thoso sentiments have been reciprocated. The question of negro representation at the fair, or oven of tho appropriation of funds. Is far too trlvnl to be allowed to mar tho mtftunl good will of such States, nnd we would wish alway the re sentlment which the incident hns aroused In the hearts of many Virginians, Wn are convinced that the occasion Is far from being one for anger, but rather for sympathetic regret that Massachusetts'e name for amity, public spirit and rnni moh sense should have been so breathed upon by time serving politicians; Baseball Again. Preceded by a parade, Involving a gal lant string of the fascinating, if murd?r. oils, gasoline devil-wagons, Richmond's base-ball season opened yesterday after? noon with quito a whole-hearted and re spectablo bnng. Once more the r-wift eye! o of months has brought around Iho piad Reason, when a grand exodus from store and offieo Is observable nt the all too early hour of 3:45 P, M.? when office boys' grandmothers fall to dying with remarkable and horrifying unanimity, and their sad-faced little grandsons must needs hie them, so the talc runs, to the dead dames' funerals: when the summer ?un laisses hotly the exposed neck of Um bleacherlte, all too ennrosse-d to care; when batting and fielding averages are wrangled over to the betting point, ni? even, bap. to tho fisticuff; when tha god? dess Fate onee more feels herself peti? tioned by. the simple yet efficacious de? vice, usually known ?b "stretching for luck"; when exrlled fans rise its one man, suddenly and passionately, and npsull the balmy air with "H'ff the rover nff'n It, Jimmy!" "He's out!" "Kill the umpire!" nnd similar hideous cries; when the game, In short, thnt made America famous has once more got its crimpers firmly fast? ened Into Ihe venial nnd popular fancy. Now, too, shall we rejoice ngnlu In tho vivid, yet mysterious, lingo of the scion? tifio base-ball reporter, Tn-dny and many fvecks hereafter we may read and ponder such cryptic thoughts as these: "Bowen propagated a well-heated bounder toward the Initial bag, but it wns prompt!) rocked to rest In Shaffer's supple mill Wilson died on a "feeble pop-up to Tit man's well-cmc-d-for garden. Conk land? ed on tha Jiorao-Hido for a sassy Ihi that nett<i/| three bags, and tugged th< plate on a deft steal. Walker's win-* ?yft" now giving oui, and ho was promptly role gated to the hardwood bench, Johnson the clever southpaw, advancing to toe tli, ?lab. It was two out, with tho scon ttfcfl. and the fans sucked the ozont gingerly. "Walsh, the nimble receiving end of (he visiting battery, waved, the willow knowingly, but Johnson let out an extra. Itinlt, mid Walsh's best was to punch Hirco fractures In Iho nmhleiU evening brco.GR, Snappy piny for both the Law? makers and the Pathfinders marked tho whote Inning's movement." Ye.?, the best thing In seasons Is on sgnlti nt Inst, und ?-we nre glad o? 11.! Richmond sun-gods will seo' many hair raising contests before the end of this i Fcnr-cm comes, nnrt then, possibly, may have n pretty little pennant to help thcti^ get through the Interval before the next one. ? A Republican Dilemma. Our spoclnt correspondent In ?Washing? ton confirms In yesterday's paper Iho prediction Wo recently made Hint the Republican party would find Itself in very deep trouble before It got through with the proposal to remove tho tariff from structural steel to be used In San Francisco. It Is a fact that the Ameri? can steel manufacturers uro so crowded with worlt that San Francisco will hnvo to wait for one year If It depends on nil American p oduct, This condition forces San Francisco to turn to the English and (Jennnii slocl mailers for Its sup? ply. The amount of revenue derived from the tariff In .this instance ?.'HI be a mere bagatelle fo a government that bus already given $2,C00,00O outright to tho afflicted city of San Francisco, and it will bo very difficult on tho ground of lost Incomo to answer the argument of those who urge Iho removal of tariff from all steel used for this purpose. Tlie .objection of the slnnd-patters to this course Is the powerful object lesson that It will give. 'America ns a whole, when It sees the benefit Snu Francisco derives from cheap material nnd tho mere ngltntion of removing tho tariff, even for a temporary period may wnl.o Iho sleeping spirit of tariff reform which apparently dropped into eternal slumber about 189 h If this question does come up the Re? publicans liavo already given notice that thoy will limit the debates in the House and thereby give the discussion us little publicity ns possible, but tho Senate cannot'limito debate, and If the Demo? crats see At to force the issue tho public may yet hove cause to llncl some benefit In that senatorial courtesy which has been so often and so Justly condemned, For our own part, we will watch with delight any attempt to awaken public Interest in the Iniquities of n tariff that Is framed primarily to protect favored Industries and not to raise revenue for the government. Investigating Senator Elkins. Mr. Roosevelt's strictures on muck? raking fortunately have not prevented the public from continuing a process of winnowing n number of valuable truths from tho chaff of lengthy Investigations. , "The first duty of a government;" said Edmund Burke, "Is to supply Informa? tion," and even at the risk of nn oc? casional uso ,of thq . muck-rake, the peo plo have welcomed the Investigation of ii number of corporations, whose ao'ts have been under" serious suspicion, At present the investigation of tho coal roads la tho most prominent of these experimental stations on the national farm of l/etter politics and it has been demonstrated almost beyond any doubt that tho coal ronds have almost unl formerly discriminated against private operators either for the benefit of favored friends of' the management of the road or for. the benefit of subsidiary compa? nies which were operated by the road un? der the cover of some other corporate name. , There Is n reasonable argument for the coal road? to bo drawn from tho fact that if they supplied all the cars that o.ery operator desired, It would Involve enormous expense for tho railroads In equipment, for beyond nny hope of return on tho Investment, and the one produc? tion would couse utter disorganization of the coal business of America. But this argument by no means justifies or fxplnlns such predatory exploits as thoso which wero complained of by A. C. Ful iner, in an investigation hold a. few dnys ago beforo the Tntorstato Commerce Com? mission. Mr. Fulmer's statement was that Sena? tor El'klns controlled a small railroad, and in order to doprivo Fulmer or his ownership of a coal mino, lind refused lo supply him with cars, until Fulmer was obliged to sell for what price ho could get. This sort of discrimination, which Is nothing In tho world but lilKh way robbery under the guise ot busi? ness, Is the source of popular demand for stronger governmental control of rail? roads. Tho only possible way for tho railroads to deal with such n, enso Is to supply cars on some automatic bciiIb of distribution, taking as tho basis, the In lestineiu and, amount of output repre? sente,!! by encli mine. It Is certain thai tho public will not tolorato the- methods which were complained of In n suit against Senator Elkins. Ex-Mayor Phelan, of San Fran? cisco. In requesting that futuro contributions bo sein direct to ex-Mayor James D. Phelan, President Roosevelt has appar? ently overruled his previous request that all such contributions be sent to tho Red Cross Society. It |9, however, a very Interesting and suggestive fact that ex-Mayor Phelan Bhould ho tho ono to whom Iho public, and Chief Executive of America naturally turn to help reslnm order and relievo the distress of Ban Francisco. For a number of years James 1). Phelan was mayor of Snn Francisco. If ho had any orle consum?n? passion und aim in Ufo it was to innke his beloved city great, and he succeeded marvc-lousiy well. It was under Mayor Phelan's lead? ership that the* Burnhain plan for laying cut the city was developed and tho late pupils library was Mayor Phelan's gift. A sudden tide of labor uiilonlBi? swept Eugene E- SrhrnlU into oltlce as mayor nnd retired Mayor Phelan, but it is ?\ significant fact that without reflecting or, Mayor Schmitz, President Roosevelt has chosen ex-Wt-ypr Phelan a* the dc-sig hated menus for disbursing tho contri' butions now being Infida (or tho relief of ??uti Francisco. . Mttyor Pholaii little dreniucd Iho tiny before the eiirtluiuake how noon his Will nnd capacity for serving his follow-cltlzeHs would bo called upon. It may bo long delayed, but if Ike chnt' ncter* is there, Iho presence will ho known when thu Until test Is nppllcd. U. C. V., Richmond, 1907, By an alhlOBt unaiilmoiia vote tho Urtlte.tt Confed?ralo Veterans hnvo de? cided Io hold the reunion of 1?07 nt Richmond. Wo cougrnttilnte the city nnd ourselves on the opportunity of wel? coming once moro this embodiment of spirit for which thr> Confederacy stood, Tho yenr 1007 will be one of many memories nnd ? great attractions, but among them nli none will rocelvo more affectlonnto and .cordlnl welcome nt tho hands of Virginia than tho assembling, nt itichmond of the United Confed?rate Veterans. For four yenrs the Confed? eracy, with unparalleled brilliancy and devotion fought to onytj Its Capital, and Its Capital to-day has no welcome too cordial or sincere for thd s?rvlvotcj of those glorious days. It Should Be Killed. The ordinnnco recently adopted by thu Common Council |o enlarge the duties of tho inspector and ganger us defined In chapter 48 of Richmond city code, 1890," is an Ill-advised, Ill-considered proposi? tion and It It should become a law would pince a burden upon a brnnch of trade that would practically destroy It to Rich? mond nnd divert It to competing cities, such ns Baltimore or Nor? folk. The ordinance ?provides..- that the city Inspector nnd gnugcr ? shall gauge all oil used in lighting, heating, lubricating^ In the arts and for domestic nnd manufacturing purposes. Under this Is Included, of course, kerosene, linseed, nuptha and nil other similar fluids nnd which demands a fee of 15 cents for ench barrel or package, thus If a dealer wero to sell a package of one-half gallon of linseed, on which he would possibly ninko a profit of 2 cents, he would bo compelled to pay to the city 15 cents . ga-uging charges, thus selling- at tin actual loss of 12 or 13 cents per gallon. It would prohibit any of the dealers In. Richmond from handling these products. Tho tax would drive them out of business. -Not only Is this bad within Itself, but there l.i a clause in tho ordinance which would permit the Standard Oil Company to ship a tank enr of oil of any character Into the. city and this could bo gauged for 5 cents per ,barrf*l;':;.thusj;g1vl.ng;V,th'oMarge monopoly a great advnntHgo over the small denier. If tho ordinance had been drawn for the benefit of the Standard Oil Company, by a Standard Oil attorney, It could not have been more successfully done. Then, too, there Is utterly no rea? son why such an ordinance should be adopted at all, unless It bo to give em? ployment to a half-dozen or more useless city officials. It can serve no good end, but. will wp.rk, .destruction,, to .legitimate husiness coriviucted by honorable meh. Tho committee should kill this ordinance. Governor Guild, says a special dis? patch, "has, In writing assurances from tho Governor of Virginia, that negroes will suffer no indignities on the exposi? tion grounds." In view of the fact that a good many of Virginia negroes an? nually Imigrate to Massachusetts, wo sug? gest that it would be im appropriate courtesy for Hon. Guild now to reci? procate. Boston, Mass.,' wants a guarantee that Massachusetts negroes will be politely heated whllo at .Inmeslown. Springlleld, however, is keeping strictly mum. They hnvo nomlnnnted Hobson for Congress and will probably elect him. Evidently there nre people down In Ala? bama who have never forgiven him for being a herb. ? Tho San Francisco relief fund Is al? ready up in tho millions, but must now bo doubled or tripled without delay. Five hundred plumbers nre on the way. A Virginia tax-collector slew a man who kicked at tho size of his bill, thereby showing how things have changed since the old Wat Tyler days, Councllmcn , who fought but wero shoved away, will doubtless llvo to got elected soma other day, Outsldo Broad Street Park yesterday, knot-holes were quoted at a heavy prem? ium. It seems sometimes thai Weatherman ICvans, has a yearning to hand us yot nnothev frozen face, Paris anarchists uro bombtlous this spring. California seems unable to quit work? ing the termolo. Spenklng of bleachers, have you got a pocket-book In tho grand-stand clnss7 Pr, Cmpsoy, however, will doubtless claim tho Mlssourlnu's privilege. Don't you wish you woro a vet, theso days? p* you root yesterday? Ufo Insurance rates for hasebnll um? pires, are up ngain. Flotsum of Justice John's Court. Alex und Jomes Cameron, brothers, wen fined IS.tti euch In Police Court yeatnrday morning on tllO chargo of being disorderly and flg-'itli-K on tho street. Tho, men denied, ihe charge. .lohn Elllnger, a while man, who drank loo much, ?111 spend thirty days in Jail, lirey Shelton, u negro pigeon stool, got fix iiiMinki |n jail for heating a woman of lIn? ward. f?eoigo JMi'GuIro Interfered with Deputy Plu-rlff l-*i-ayser, of Henilro county, and Jus tie? Orutentleld soaked him foi* fr?, und thon orderoil him fo furnish security in the sum of f>?i foi- six moiithj, c.eorgo Lewis, a negro, who Is ulleged to liavo thrown Mary Kiroti, a negro woman, down a flig-hl of steps, will tell about It oil the 2M. License is Revoked. A. f'uprlanl. a Franklin Street saloon? keeper, had his license revoked In the Hustings Court yeitorday by Judgo Witt for selling liquor on Sunday, Book News And Reviews ?B, Phillip's Oppenlielm shows In his newest novel, "A Millionaire ot VciBter dny" (Little, Brown & Co., Boston), that lie relnlns his knack for constructing nn Interesting and rendnhlo talc. llils clever author's woik Is suffering hoiih whftt by reiiBon of Iho speed with WlilOli ho Is Itirnlng 'cm mit. but not siiftlelonlly to spoil his nblllt.v to hold the reader h attention to it riltfior unustiiil degree*. ThiB hook tolls the story of a strong nnd not particularly scrupulous man who car? ried out his own destiny with n mining concession lb Art-lea, bucked by his own powerful will. A partner whom ho liad left for dead In the jungle turns up again at am awkward moment and Is used b> his enemies to threaten life overthrow of nil his rcmarkabue successes. 1 hat ho was tho father of Hie girl lie loved also on ?wp II en tod matters considerably. Un, Songn, the Jew nuancier, makes an ttdo ijuate villain, If Ind?cil anybody may be called n vlllnln where ho few are above? reproach, There arc. notion, excitement nnd dramatic situations enough to satisfy tho most grasping reader. ?3SS27-2 "Mark Twain's Library of Humor" (Harper ,t Brollicrs*. contains l-opre sentatlv? specimens of the work ot practically every modern Ainerei n humorist, Including some writers like \\ II 1111111 Dean llowells, T. A. '?"??vier ] Owen Wlstcr, who nro not usuall*. thought of primarily 11ntlor tu?t ?VVJL'.l? The volunt? was compiled by Mr. Clemens and two nsHlslnnts. There Is this clin ac terlstfe prefatory mate from the chlor compiler: "Tliose selections In this book which aro from my own works wore mudo ?by two assistant compilers, not by me. Tills Is why there are not more. In ad? dition to those we have mentioned the hook contains selections from George Ado, J. K. Banks. Robert .1. Bttrclottc, Oe ett Burgess. F. P. Dunne. May Isabel 1' Isk. Simeon Ford, Bret Harte, Josh Billings and many others. To their already popular books, "To bacco In Song and Story," "Tobacco heaves,", and "Pipe and Pouch" (H. M. Caldwell Company, of Boston), w il add tills year n now volume* by John Rain, Jr., entitled "ClRiirettes in Fact and Fnn.cy." The author has contributed many interesting and not well-known facts concerning tho seductive little rolls, and tlio volume will bo of real Importance: concerning the growl h of the tobacco and tho manufacture of cigarettes, there will be. a lighter side to the volume as well, and between the two covers will be found all the best and wittiest in prose and poetry ?concerning^ tho subject. (31 j Bg_X Louise Morgan Sill, who has just pub? lished a volume of poems entitled 'in Sun or .Shade," which will establish her, reputatlc-ii us a lyricist of a very high order, is a daughter of the late Major Oeneral Morgan L. Smith, a trusted fel? low soldier nnd Intimate friend of General Sherman. ' She was born In Honolulu. H. I. nnd came to Washington to live when a child. She was nTnrrled there to Oeorge Imbrie Sill, of Albany. S. X .. and spent the first few years after her mar? riage In Central America, where Mr, Sill had railroad Interests. For n number of vears Mrs. Sill has made her homo In New York, She Is not only a frequent contributor of poetry to current perlodl- | cals, but is also,connected In an editorial capacity with the publishing houso of Harper & Brothers. Roy Rolfe t?llson, author of "When hovp is Young" and other charming stories, w'ho has been In Italy for some time, will, return to New York In the early spring. " Mr. Gilson hrlngs with him n new member of his household to intro? duce to his American friends, a llttlo daughter, born,'.six months ago in Venice. Miss Primrose, his latest romance, pub-, llshed recently'by.the Harpers, has bec,n> very well received.,,. Mr. Tudor Jcnks has just finished and published through' A. S. Barnes & Co., "In the Days of Scott," as a' companion volume to his Chaucer. Shakespeare and Milton, In his "Great Writers' Series," nil of which hnve boon exceedingly well re? ceived, hoth by the general reader and by teachers and students of literature In tho schools. Mr. Jenks has succeeded In sketching the surroundings, Influences and conditions of the plcturesquo period of "the Wizard of the North," add given n charming life story of Scott nnd his work. . ' Lady Henry Somerset, whose novel, "Undor the Arch," lias just been publish? ed, is one of the world's famous tempor? ?neo ndvocales, although the subject Is not treated In her book. She Is president of tho National British Women s Tem? perance Union and Is tho founder of tho Industrial farm colony for Inebriate wo? men nt Duxhurst. In Surrey, the first of the kind In England. She nlso started a homo for training work-house children. Lady Somerset has been very active with her pen. She established the Women s Signal and lias edited It in the Interest of women's work. Her recreations are modeling nnd painting. She has frequently visited the United Status- and addressed large temperance meetings. In "Under tho Arch" she tells the story of a mar? ried woman loved by two men. Both go In Boer war in tho English army, and one, the husband, Is killed. Doubleday. Pago & Co. have postponed until autumn tho publication of Myrta | Docket! Avarv'H book, "Dixie After tho War," which will be a companion volume to "A Belle of the Fifties" and "Tho Southern Girl In '61," Magazine Notes. Country Ulfe for May?"The Blossom Month" ?Abounds In the handsome Illus? trations of which this magazine makes a specialty. A number of these nocrnnpauy I, Howland .Iones' article, "The Reaull ful Garden at Blair Eyrlo." John Bur rough's paper on "hove and War Among the Bluebirds" Is notable, nnd so, In a different way, Is Dnlton Wvlle's "Foun? tains for Home Gardens." Not tho least Interesting part of this magazllio Is tho advertising papors, and this Is well, for these papers mako up some two-thirds of tho present number. D. G. Phillips goes on with his "Treason of tho Se?ale" nrtlcles In the May Cos? mopolitan, devoting hlmsollf this lime lo exposing Mr. Gormnn, "tho left arm of the money power In the Senate." Alfred Henry howls continues ?llH Story oC John'Paul Jones," and there is a, further Installment of IT, Q. Wells' "In the Days of tho Comet." A novel by Jack hond?n Is promised for commencement In the next Issue. Among a long list of well known contributors mny ho mentioned XV. XV. Jacolis, Elliot Flower, Broughton Brandenburg. A Inn Dale, Wnllaeo Irwin. John Burroughs, Jerome K. Jerome nnd Ambro'so Blerce. The long story In Tales Is "The Fairy Godfather," from" Iho French of Henry Kiest ermacekcrs. There is a good assort? ment of short stories and paragraphs translated from tho French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian and last, but not least, Turkish. Some of Die authors are Mathilde He-rad, Rudolph Baulnhaek. A. K. Mlkhalln?.', Andre Thewrlet and Edward De Amlcls. ' Penrsons, which 1ms been one of ilia few in-ienl uiagaxinos that was not en? gaged In exposing anybody, In the May number lakes a tentativo step In the lat? ter direction by urlnting "Trugedles of the System," by James Creolman. Albert liigeiow Palne'a "A Bailor of Fortune Is continued, Other contributors aro Unto V, Saint Main-, W. H, ?. Wyndham Mar? tin, Eleanor Gales, Maud Balllngion Booth and William iriunllloii^Osbornn. What Has Reason to Do With It? .loo -But, my dear fellow, Is your 'In? come enough 10 Justify yem murrylng? Fred?I'm afraid not, "Then what reason have you for tak? ing so serious a step?" "I havo no ? reason. I'm In love,"? Stray ?torles, s Rhymes for To-Day Baseball! From the Other Side. BAiSB-HAl.t-, to me, Is little fun ?And next to no nmuncmeht; The yells that greel a piny well done Strike me iih mero confus?ment; Indeed, such coni-BO enthusiasm" 1 deem It kind of silly spiism, i* A led hint liner over short ?That yields n good 2 bases Does not enthuse me. iih It ought? ? (Observe the fan's glnd faces) 1' would not give a rose, well potted, To see the hottest ever swatted, A clover steal und long ?Udo In That sets the sun-gods shrieking Silrs tip no pleasant, glee within Thnipnrty who Is speaking; Indeed) to li??ko no line distinction, r'fho whole game bores me to extinction. But lid?that's ?.not exactly true: My boredom turna to swagger At cries llko these: "A foul bnll, you? -*!7 You lle!-A denn 3-bnggor!" When sonic bnrd-ll.ited, angry mobbcr Hcreiinis out: "He's safe u mile, you rob? ber!" 1 canso to yawn whene'er a crowd Of genis BWrifm down the blencbers, And close around me, yelling loud: "Ob, leninie biff ihetn fen|ures! .lump up and reach him! Now! Jump higher! , , , Kill him! Hey! Kill the blanked um? pire!" H. S. H. Merely Joking. An Uncertain Affair?First Duke: Well, do you think Miss Vim Oiilllou Intends to buy you? Second Duke:' My denr boy, i don't know. Some days I think she does; at other times 1 fear .she Is merely shopping.?-.London Tatler. The Ideal?Tho Barber: "Bid you?" The Victim: "Old I what?" The Barber; "Get that Bait* cut nt a clipping bu? reau ?"?Chicago Dally News. Incredible?lie: "Congress will never be. composed of women." She: "Why, do you think so?" He:' "Can you Imagino n house full of women with 'only ono speaker?"?Judge. A Boston Phonograph?"l,ook tit-Unit Boston girl ?it tho phonograph?she Is ac? tually smiling!" "Ves, she Is listening to Professor Boacoin's delightful disserta? tion on the 'Fungous Diseases That At? tack the Larvae of tho Brown Tall Moth;*'?Cleveland Plain Dealer. His Reason?"It Is touching to seo bow careful little Johnny Is to load his grand? father around every puddle." "Yes; bo has to polish grnndfn flier's boots every morning."?Fliegende Blatter. Too Difficult?'T am told, professor, that you have mastered nearly ?ill of tho modern languages." "All but two. My wife's when sho talks to tho baby, mid the railroad brakeman's."?Milwau? kee Sentinel. | THIS DAY IN HISTORY | 1 April 27th. $ Name Day, Anastasios. Run rises nt r>:12, sets at 6:4.8, 1521?-Magellan, the, ..explorer, killed in the 'Philippines. ?', ! . '. '? 1603?King James I., on bis way to tako possession of the Kfigllsh crown, magnificently entertained nt Wlnch inbrook by Sir Oliver Cromwell.. 1686?Now York charter granted by Gov? ernor Donga n. 1717?The Dissenters received .Cii.OOO for damages done their meeting houses during tho rebellion on account of the Pretender to the "English throne. 1763?Indian council, resulting In war with the Ottawa and other Indian tribes. 1861?The steamer Aelmlck, loaded with powder and munitions of war for the South, seized at Cairo. The block? ade extended to the ports of North Carolina and Virginia. All officers of tho army rerpilrcd to take the oath of allegiance. 1870?The floor of the court-room In tho Capitol building, nt Richmond, Vn., while crowded with rieoplo awaiting an important legal discussion, gives way without warning arid precipitates the people and d?bris Into the hall of the House of Delegates, a distance of twenty-five feet; over sixty persons killed and 125 Injured. 1875?Archbishop John McOloskoy Invest? ed with tho berolta of a cardinal of tho Roman Catholic Church In St. Pu trick's Cathedral, New York. 1899?Tornado In northern Missouri; very severe at Kirksylllo? and Newton: forty-two persons killed and moro Hum ono hund.rod Injured. 1905*?Andrew Carnegie endowed with $10,000,000 fund from which to pay annuities to aged collego professors In United States, Canada and New? foundland. Quick Churning. One of the churns exhibited at a recent dairy show In) London Is so handy that it might be placed on the tea-tnblo and yet not look out of place. Tho cream, at a temp?rai lire of sixty degrees, is placed In uny convenient vessel, so that tho dasher Is In the center and about ono nnd one-half Inches below tho surface. Tho handlo Is then slowly turned for a fnw seconds, and then ut a good, speed, and within one minute butter Is foinned. With tho addition V>f some fresh cold water nnd two or three slow turns of the hiuullo the butter Is ready for washing and working up, . -? ??-? Giant Pines, Tho pino treo grows to Riant dimen? sions In Switzerland, Many nuthonlio cases of abnormal size are recorded. In one of the forests of the Canton Frl bourg (hero was felled not long since a pino tree IP cubic metres. Another -has .lust been recorded In the .Toours forest of the Pays d'lCnhnut country, which yields '"1 l-!i metres. Its trunk diamoter was 70 inches; In the same part of this forest three other pines of about the same dimensions have been found. Positively ouretl by these I.ittlu Pills. They also rellovo Dis* tress Iront Dyspepsia, In? digestion and.Too Hearty Entln_, A perfect rem? edy for Wtoiaess, Nausea, Drowsiness, liad Testo in tho Mouth, Coated Ton-pie, Pain la the Side, Tphf-ID LIYHI". I'laoy r?gul?t? tho D weis. J'uroly Vegotablo. SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE CARTERS T-ITTLE IVER P _??S, Genuino Must Bear Fa>Simile Signature REFUSE SUBSTITUTES, ;f^?HYV\-.W?. '&m??iis. Stomps Refrigerators. Monarch? Saratov, Sitka, White Frost. Every one a first-class food pre? server ? economical in ico, large, roomy storage capacity. There aro other Refrigerators, but none thaij arc better. Nursery sizes at $2.50. Mattings, Druggets. 9 feet by 12 feet, 1 scam, heavy China Mat? ting, $6.50. These will give you good service. " Everything Marked in Plain Figures. PLEASANT FIELDS OF HOLY WRIT "Save for my dally range Among tho pleasant fields of Holy Writ, I might despair."?Tennyson. The International Sunday School Lesson. Copyright. 1906, by tho International HellKloiis Literature Bureau, Incorporated. The REV. DAVIS W. CLARK, D. D? Editor, Cincinnati. SECOND QlIAltTlvR. LESSON V. Second Quarter. Lesson V. Mark 4:1-21). April ?D, ISO I. The Parable of the Sower. 'Hie Parable of the Sower, connected is It Is with an ever-recurring process of nnlure, can tjever become effete. Ann, is that process Is one on which tho very -tustcnancb -of human life depends, an unwonted dignity attaches to the parable. And, as Jesus' own interpretation Is at? tached, it is Impossible to go ustruy in the search for Ils meaning. ' ? ? In Imagination I hold In my hand a .rain- of wheat. Just like that which tno r-ower went forth to sow. What Is that 5eed? Perhaps you say: "It. Is brown." But I did not ask the color. "Ublongr' No, I did not ask the shape. These are but "accidenta" of tho seed. At the cen? tro of that-igrnln there Is an essence? in Indescribable; Invisible something. Tho Latins called It "substanUn," the Inner principle of the seed. U Is-, this which gives the accidents of color, size -and shape. EJxtract that principle, and- there Is noghtlng left, ?;?.,?? The gospel Is a seed. It may be written or spoken. Jt may lie Scripture, hymn, sermon, prayer, tract, Sundny.fsch'oo] teaching, exhorta? tion. Tiie accidents of form nru multiple. But nt the heart of. ?t there must be a rlivlne principle of life. They must be Jesus' words of spirit and life. ? ? ? The gospel seed requires a sower. There ire some seeds which natura has provided with the means of sowing themselves. 1'he.se'are, however, tho exceptions, which prove the rule. They are usually, too, the seeds of .worthless weeds. About In the ratio of their value Is skill nnd care, required in the planting of good seed. Ab multiplex as tho forms of tho seed, ?>o are the sowers. Whoever presents gos? pel truth in such manner that its power iccompanlos it Is a sower of the seed. Trie ?eed Implies a soil. And the soils are as multiplex as tho sowers and the seeds. ' * ? Across the Oriental Holds footpaths may still bo seen. Though allowed, they partake of the nature of trespass. Farm jrs?not accidently, but purposely?sow ipon them for a witness that the claim to thorn Is not abandoned. The unawak Mied human heart Is a path trodden hard _y sin and evil habits. Vet it belongs to "Vid. He still cluIrrM It. His truth is lo.wn upon It for a testimony. But In such instances the soul of the gospel does not ?ouch the soul of tho man. There Is an iiitwnrd hearing, Indeed, but no inward ?omprehendlng. And the seed is qtilcKiy r.'ikou away by the wicked one, who sends irrelevant thoughts, pleasures, business, 3tc, ns a flock of birds to dovour tho seed. ? * ? Some seed fall upon a film of soil which r'overs a ledge of rock. The rock holding the heat acts like a forcing-house, and rrruuses the seed to germinate itU tho more liilckly. But there is no chanco to draw moisture from the depths of tho soil. For a permanent and healthful growth, the seed of the Gospel must grow as deep is It grows high. "Thero nnist bo ns much Interior life as thero is exterior expres? sion, as much belief with the heart as confession with the tongue. But tho un? broken rocky covering of tho heart ren? ters an interior growth impossible. Tho life of the seed Is beautiful, but brief. Tho samo sun that caused It to germi? nate, withers It. * * * Thero Is still an? other soil which, though untrodden nnd free from rock, yet has secreted in It roots of poisonous thorn bushes. The thorns nnd iho wbent grow together, but the thorns faster and moro luxuriantly. They rob the wheat of tho nourishment of the soil which belongs to It, Its por? tion of ? sunshine, dew and rain; they poison it with noxious breath, thoy wound It with their sharp briers, they choko It. Two conditions of human Ufo Boom hero roferrod to, ? ... ? '"-..: Tho poor in whom often tho extremo nnxletv about temporal ,nffalrs and ab? sorbing attention to tho making of a llv- j lug chokes tho spiritual llfo; nnd the rich, who In their abundance uro prono to forgot Cod, and Indulge themselves to such nn extent as to stifle all spirituality,) ? * ? Tho good ground may now bo defined by contrast, It Is not the way? side. It is not stony. It Is not thorny. It Is a so|l that has been plowed and hnrrnwod; stirred to Its depths. A soil that has caught tho sunlight nnd mill, mil holds them. A soil that will reci.lvo Hu? seed and hldo it and warm it in its bosom. Buch a soil will protluco a hun rh-ed-fold, Mornl earnestness-?nn honest nnd good heart?Is a good soil, The Teacher's Lantern, With consummate strategy Jesus wont 10 "tho masses." Tho feast-times found 11 Im In Jerusalem, where the wldely jealtored Jews were wont to gather. Tho Intervals between the foasts found Ulm on tho shorcH of Caill?e, the center ?if population. Tho manner of His llfo Utrnoted, Ho was no mendicant. Ilia humblo retinue hud a common pure? meager no doubt, but sufllclent. wUii what tho women ministered who followed in His train, "Vet. there was no ostenta don, though tho wife of Herod's chief steward was with Him. By deeds of Iclndly helpfulness, Ho identified Himself with the peoplo He hud come to iieek and to save. Wo have ?i clow to the sisa of Jejus' audiences In ? the fact that on one ocasslon there wore live thousand .men, not Including women, nnd children.' ? * ? ;lt was at this epoch that Jesus' prenehlng suffered a change of style so marked n.s to excito the wonder of Hit) disciples, and i o put a question o?t their lips. An emergency made tho chongo necessary. In tho hoio ??offoiieous masf?. before hla*. (J*-er? were sonic from whom It. was necessary to hide for a'timo the essential nature of Ills Kingdom. Had ho proclaimed Him? self explicitly ns only King of Hearts, he would have, precipitated Mis fate boforo He could have sown Ills seed nnd trained Ills apostolic college. The parable was His Hhleld. At the samo time, it confused the worldly-minded and hostile, It Ktlniu iated the. docile to an Inquiry which waa always rewarded. Like God's lantern In the sky wlilc hied Israel's wlldei'iieis friends, dark to his foes. ? ? ? Jes?s friends, dark to Hie foes. ? * * Jesus Incomparable legacy to His church Is Ills thirty-three parables. ]f all. the rest o? the Bible were lost, there Is enough In these word-pictures to show what th.* kingdom o? heaven is, and how to get Into It. ? ? ? A little mind seeks to magnify itself by the use of the rec?n? dito nnd obscure. It Is tho mark of ?i great teacher that ho can make tho com? monest objects and processes of nature* or art tho vehicles o? instruction. Such was Jesus' method. Christian Endeavor, Epworth League and B. Y. P. U. Topic Epheslans II: 13-19. April 29, 3 908. Home Missions Among Foreign? ers in America. B?clai pr?judice la ugly nnd Irrational. Yet It Is one of the most inveterate vices of the human heart. To ho free from it Is noble and ideal. Nowhere Is tho di? vinity of religion more manifest than at this point. It lays all middle walls of partition ns flat as the walls of Jericho. It brings near thoso who naturally by racial descent are afar off. It Incorpo? rates and assimilates them. It mark? tho partakers of benefits and fellow heirs of God. It Is by this process that, a spir? itual structure Is reared, into whoso walls all good souls- are wrought as liv? ing stofies without reference to the racial quarry from which they come. The per? son and teaching of Jesus form a founda? tion nnd corner-stone broad, strong and enduring enough on ? which to rear this living temple, which shall be forever building, but never finished, but which' shall lie tho lasting shrine nnd dwelling placo of tho divine, All material tem? ples that hnve ever been renred aro types and emblems of this Immaterial li'nuso of souls, ceaselessly building through the activity of those who havo had tho vision of It. and aro already themselves incorporated in it. Missionary Rally. ' V] (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) LYNCHBURG, VA., April 2fi.?Bovs. XV. J. Wright, formerly of Washington, nnd George B. Rnnshaw, secretaries of the American Christian Missionary Socloty. whoso headquarters nre In Cincinnati, conducted n missionary rally at the Klrsc Christian church boro this nfternoon nnd to-night. In the Interest of the home mis? sion work in tho Christian Church. Closing Exercises.. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.') , BOY 1-TUN, VA.. April 20.?Tho closing exercises of the Boydton colored Instituto came off last night. The institute is the building once used as nandolph-Jlacon ?Coll?ge. There were fourteen graduates, seven boys nnd seven girls. POCAHQNTAS GOAL DEAL IS CLOSED One Concern Now Practically, Owns All the Coal in the Fields. ; v,j (Special t" Tho Timcn-Dlspntch.) BBVKPIBJjB, XV. VA? April 2I1.?A coal deal of J m meneo magnitude has just boon closed In tWs Pocahontns--eoal Held. whereby tho Poeahontns Consolidated. Company secures tho holdings of tho Poeahontns Collieries Company, wlilch I* located at Pocnhontas. Tho Pocnliontus Consolidated Company Booures nil the rights nnd privileges of the Collieries Company, which are acquired from tin? Southwest Virginia Improv".??pont Com? puny, which practically owns all the coal lands In tho Pocnhontas lle?1, amomr them being tho Baby mino, one of the largest bituminous coal mines in tha world. Well Selected Stock of Building Lumber We draw our supply from practi? cally every 8tnto east of the Missis? sippi and south of tho St. Lawrence, and carry on hand In our ton yards In Richmond and Manchester th? lauf? est assorted stock of Yellow Pine, White Pine and Hardwood Lumber In tho South Atlantic States. Woodward? Son, 320 South Ninth St., Richmond, Va.