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DAIbY?AVHBKLT?SUNOAr, Buflnoso OtTIro .910 K. Mnln Rlrcet. i ,Wi??hlngtoii UiireaU, 362-7 Miinsoy Bulldlng., Waticheslcr ltiiren.il...110! Iltill Streot. Pelerflbuig DtireiKi.40 N. Pycnntoro 8t. brnclibuig Uurcntl.516 ISIffhth St. MA" MAR,, Ono Slx Tltrco Ono POSTAgK PAIT). Year. Dttlly wlth Suntiny.. .?0.00 Diily wlthout Sunday 4.00 fluntlny cdltlon only. . 2.00 Wcckly (Wodnesdiiy) 1.00 13y Tlmos-DlKpnteu Carrler Dcllvcry Ser Wce In Wchmnnfl (nnd subtirliB), ManchcB ter, nnd Pelerebttrg? OnoWoi':. One Year. Dnlly wlth Sunday.14 cclits $G.50 Dally wlthout Sundny. . .10 ccnts 4.50 Bunday only . 5 centa 2.30 (Vi-atly subscrlptlnns pnynblo In ndvanco.) IIOW TO CAL1, TJtMES-DISPATCH. Tcreong wishini? to commutilcnte wlth Tho Tlmes-Plnpnti'h by telcphono will neli cen ttal for "4041," nnd jjn belng answorod from tho oftlco mvltchbonrd, will ladlcato tho dcpartmont or person wlth whom they Wlsh to mienk. AVliou calllng between (i A. M. and 9 A. at. cnll to cenlral offlco diroct for 4 041, composlng-ranm; 4042. buslness offlcc; 4043, Cor rnalllng and pross rooniB. MONDAY, APRIL S, 1007, The Mortgage Tax. "The Riciimond Tlmos-DIspatoh," says the Roanoko Kvenlng AYorltl, "hns nt intervnls for Beveral years been ar guing most forclbly that the mortgage. tax ls doublo taxatlon. Thcro ls not the sllghtest room. to doubt the truth of lts contcntlon, nnd lt has demon strated it tlmo nnd ngain wlth mnthe matlcal accuracy." But our contempornry hns not quito mado up its mind as to what is the truc solutlon of the problem. "If," it says in concluslon, "the abolltion of the tnx on mortcnges would reduco tho rnto of interest to tho extent of the tnx, the nomlnnl-owncr would have no right to complnin: but thero is no guarantee thnt such would bo tho caso." Experlcnco tonchos that the abolltion of tho mortgage tax would reduco tho Interest rnte, nnd common sense toaches it. If tho mortgage tax in Ronnoko wero abollshed, docs not our contem? pornry beiicvo that the Interest rato would comc down? Ask tho renl cstato denlcra and henr what they say. But whether so or not, the mortgage tnx is n doublo tax, and doublo taxa tion cannot bo successfully deCendcd or justiflod. Kntored, Jununry 27. 1903, nt Itlchmond, Va.. ns sccond-rlass matter, under uct of Coiiirrcss of March .1, 1S79. Sidelights on Sinclair. A clevor Southorn Indy vlslted IIoll con Hall ln tho dttys befor0 tho great flre. nnd now contrlbutes somo brlef linpressions to the New York Indcpen dent. Sho had done somo ilterary criti cism in her tlmo, it appears, nnd had once referred to tho Hellcon Hall pro prletpr as possessing a "buzzard genius." The meeting between tho two was therofore an occasion of possl billties; but Sinclair reccived her nicc ly, and sho withdrow th0 llttle romark about his genius. Afler tlmt sho fell n-studylng tho Grcat Co-Operntor. Ho bas will, courago nnd absolute sincer ity, sho says, and i* an ideallst try ing to do a work that needs to he dono. Hc Incka tho dlgnlty to do lt, liowover, "wlthout excltlng huniorous commontB." "Threo frionds," as ho himsc-lf says, hnd tho molding of his cliaracter?Jesus, Hamlot nnd Sholloy. From Shelloy,jlie derives, we gatber, "a splendor otvthr* minu whlch so far has boen darkened by a klnd ot incohe ronc0 or hystoria." I'acklngtown cer luinly would admlt tho hysteriu. llnm let lends hlm a klnd of psoudo-mad no.ss. The reat is not so plaln. As to the llfe at the Hall, it wna too good to be wholesome. Every member of tho colony, sho obscrvod, "wore an obvlously rodoomed look, irtuch too brlght to last." Thoy wore cbnsclously and dutifully beatilled, but ihclr happtness had rlfts ln lt. Thero was good cooking and plenty to eat: also, tlieno were complalnts. Man, we are told, docB not want whoiosomo food SG5 days ln the year. AVhat ho does want Is "occnsional hardships ln dlot and occaslonul debauchea in fonstlng." Sinclair doos not upponr to havo been aware of this, but it is his dtity to become aware, Thus, whe/. the colony opens for biishn. ss again, eaeli family must be provlded wltli "a llttlo gas stove, whero they caii grullfy Had. part of thi'lr natuiv whlch is not ho clallstic, nor co-oporatlvo, but primi tivcly indlvldiinllstlc." Otherwlee, we are given to understaml, tho wholo thlng will go smaBh. Civtllzatlon and unelvllizatlon allko are foundefl ujjon an occnsional gostTonoinlo Jamboree. "I havo no doubt," says our writer, Hhai every eolonlBt in Hollcon llall had a bag of thlnga Injurloua to eat in )iln closet, bocauBi tho food at (ho tablo v,','ih bo liealthy," Slpclulr, for all his lofly poaltlpn in the world of eomaun|?m, ls a more man, and ^io mado mlvtuKos, Thero was hia plpo-organ, for oxamplo, and bia be&utiful, expenslve nnd dangerous chlmney. But .',<- l? no fool, Ono who knows hlm nnd haa >?? . n hlni at ti,. Hall predictB tlmt he will bo tlio flrsi. t<j t?-ll o'ut lita Interost ihore, Even a Soclalist can have an eyo u> buab ness, and ihori '??>?? somo wbo would regard Mich a tstcp ua tlio brlghtest tnove ln a uarcer alri ady by no putans devoid ot brlghtncsH. Wellman and the Pole. In .tho illpptiilt langtiace nf lhe t(,(, ti-vo porojfraplior, Wult*r Wpllnj'an i-. about to start on lils hiiiiuhI riuar-dUBh tov tho liortliernmost pole. Waltor I a traveler nnd cxplofet' o.f Homo nofo, tbough all hlu cxplorntlomi ln inort scc-.'it diiyn Imvt buoa ja tho way of \ eopy for n Chlcngo itotvspnpcr. Of Lleulennnt Ponry, ho obsorvod. recont lyi "Mo knowa nolhlng whntovor nboul lmlloonlng." Tho cnac la very tltfl'oronl wlih Wnltor, who knowa it grdat donl nbout balloonliiK. U la through' the other, Indcod, thnt he exppc.ts somo day to oollldo with tho pclo. To nllege thnt ho liiukos each yoar a nonr-dnsh ln thnt dlrcctlon ls n gross mlsstnlemcnl Utilil last. yoar ho had dono uothlng of tho aort for several aoasons. ln enso of posalblo f all nro thls yoar, howevur, ho confossos to n wllllngnoss to tiy ngnln nnd ngnln. AVcllmnn n.rrlved In this country from Parls on AA'crlneaday. A bnllobn-l.dusis has boon orooted for him on Danos lal and, ln tho Spllzbergona, nnd horo tho new nlrahlp la to be put together. lt Is 1S3 feet long over all, nnd cnrrlos n steel our 115 feet long. .11 ls sald to be n very good, airship lndoed. Tho oNpcditlon Is to leavo for Danos Islaiid tho mlddlo of May, and tho stnrt ia schedulod for na near the beglnnlng of .luly os clrcuinstnncos will pcriult. lt ls 750 mlloa from tho lsland to the piile. Wellmnn thlnka tho dlstanco could hc covered nt tho ratd of Ilvn mllea nn hour, if evcyythlng wont woll. Consclous that mattcrs in pplitr explo rntlon liardly over go well, howevcr, tlicy.wlll' carry along supplics good for several montlis. lt is ciulte con colvablo thnt they will noed tliem all. Andre irent llylng into tho unknown Nor.th and nover canio back any morc. AVellniaii hns that to thlnk of nnd to mako hlm cautlmis, and ho nuturally wlshos to avoid a sinillnr fnto. No doubt, when all ls suld and dono, ho haa aa good a chanco of ronching tl-,c polo as anybody olse. The Death Penalty. Somo of our conleiviporaries nro clalmtng that thero would b0 fowor murders if cupital punlshmont should bcnboiishcd. Their nrgumont ia that murdorers frecptontly eacapo punlsh n:ent because of the reluctnnco of most jurlea to infllct tho death penalty, but that punlshmont would be sure if tho pennlty for murdor ln tho flrst degroc wero a term in tho pcnltontiary; tho greator Its efflcacy na a proventlvo of crlme. -Thero is somethlng in tho nrgumont, but lt ls by no meahs concluslve, and thero is ono important phasc of the ques tion wlilch Southorncra must nover overloolt. If capital punlshmont should bo abollshed, lynching for a cerlaln brutal crimo vvould bo tho in yarlablo rulo in our section of the country. Hotel Rates in Norfolk. It iiavlng been rumored that hotol and lodging ratoa in nnd around Nor? folk wero exorbltnnt, tho Travolcrs' Protectivo Asaoclation of Richmond acat two dolegates to that city nnd aectlon to Invostigato. The committeo report that tho hotcla have met thom ln llbcrnl spirit, and have offered ratoa that are satisfactory. That is pleasant news from Norfolk. Down with all trnltors, say we! Lot their bonos swlng In the wlnds, to bo pecked at by ravons, nnd ln tho mean tlmo thero is a duty to bo dono in tho nclghborhood of tho AVhlto Houso. The 1'resident has dono vallnnt service ln the Unlted States, and it ia pbaslble that ho may do much more; but lt la posltlvely neceaaary for him to get rid of liia fool friends and to nbato tho alarmlng hysterla nnd folly for which they nppear to bn rcsponslble, for it la inconcelyablo that the President por sonnlly should ho wholly rosponsible for the vnrious klnds of aillinoaa now omanatln'g from AVnshington.?Phila delphla Lodger. Sllllneas? Not a hlt of it. Mr. Rcose.velt is playing a littlo gnmo of polltica that is both hrllliant and sly? dovillsh sly. Say what you pleaso othorwlse, but don't cnll lt sllly. Tho Star mnlcea its bost bow to tho gineral coinnilttfto of thu businoaa or ganliiations, bnnlcs nnd munielpallty for the very llattoring compliinent pald II ln tho reaolutions adopted by tho body nt Hs irioetlng last AVodnesday ovoning. lt is n mighty plcaaant thlng to be r.ppreciatod by ono's homo folk, and Tho Star confossos to a good deal of honest prlde ln tho evidence of their liklng nnd indorsemoht of its cburao contfdnod in the reaolutibh pf the gen-' oral commlttee.?Portainouth Star. Tho star is hicky to twlnklo in such a plenaant flrmamcnt, and it would bo of public bonellt If all new.s papora ln the state wero so agroeably Hlluated. AVe boo proctically all tho newapapera ln Virglnla, and their loy alty to their conatltuoncy is not aqr passod by the proaa of any state. They ndvertlso ovory ndvantago, nnd each i? nulck to ,-oaont any lmpoachmo.it of tlie communlty which it reproBonta. They an- nlwnya porformlng some pub h< aervlco. Vet It t?? oftOn happena Dint Ihoy are rowarded with har.sh crltlclam and acant putronage, nnd It 18 uatmlly th,. oaso that thoae who compiai,, most aro thoy who pay leaat towarda the papcFs aupport. Kdltors iii" only huinnii, and a word of (tn eouragemonl ls iar ???,, .sii,IIUiaii?g than two worda of crltloism. ir oyory communlty wotild bo as loyul to lu ffow/ipapor as tho papcr ls loyal to th,' fommunity, H?- pbwor of tho preas for g'.od wuuld bej/iioruiuiisly increasod. "i. windy daya tho auat is ovol.y. whero lu pvldenco, and after boing tomiorarlly lahl by rain again app,-ars iii duo courBo to biind our oyea cover our clothlng and uhoko our thrOats Laat month, we had u ?,?;,,?? op|den )0 ot pnouiiHiuia, iluo lafgolv lo tho ?!!? oumulatod* rilti, that w,i? uvoryvvlwo ont ol doora.?Now w.rk Iforald. Thla a fa|r plcturo of Kl.-luuond, nnd if the eondltlona eoruinue bow tan "''' 1|"I?" to BSeapo an .-pideinic'.' Acoumulatod flllh and llltliy dusl mvan not only dlacomfort, but iHapnao, We inU8t i.lian up or takc tho conso Tiio Mlnoral Mlrror is rovjjyoil aftor a UMnporary auaponaton. AVe aro nlad to ?(* lt* bllght icllcoti.in aguin. Th- BankTl BoliTil Boa^lm, ? ,-ap Itnl ptook 'if 150.000, a sundus fund of S&O.bub, unilivldfd ptofitti ot 5^,107, nnd dopofllls ot $208,207, Thnt ls a splendld exhlblt for both tho bnnk nnd Sotith Bostoil. Tho Rndtnrd Advnneo hns pnssed from Edltor J. P. Hnrrls to Edltor Cyrns T. Pox, Our bost wlshes to both, Mr. Brynn snys thnt tf ho woro a mllllonalro ho would be wllllng to srrvo ns Prosldont for.nolhlng a yonr. Thero nro mnny inilllonitlres who would tnko tho jub on tho sntno ternis. Is'ot wlshlng io intrudo whoro ln trtislon ls Impcrtlncnco, yet whtit would lhe manufncturors thlnk of Gon nrnl Chrlstmns as tho tnklng nnmo for n iow-prlccd glft clgnr? Poultney Rlgolow may havo his faults that nro porcepllbln to the. hnked eye, but no ono hns nver yol necttsed hlm of gettlng up a consplrncy or. tho lTesldcnt. Knowlng thnt money tnlks, doubt less Mr. Roosnvelt understood thnt thnt $"?0,000 wns mercly deslgned to tcll hlm that Hnrrlmnn 31kcd hlm lots 'nnd lots. And lots. Ench nnd eyory Ropubllcnn who now obters tho AVhlto llouse will soe this rmestlon over tho door: "AAMiero do A"OU stand?" Mr. Harriman furnished tho cuo. .-; / It ls Imposslble to build the cnnnl." snys Mr. Jnmos It. Starlc. Not Impos? slble. .Tumes; only improbablo. "Is tho tnrlff a livo issuo?" quorlos tho Baltlmoro Sun. Not, ln tho low phrnso, so ns you would notlco it. Harriman, having separated hlmself from tho coin, nnturally cxpocted a lutle quld pro quo to c.hew on. AVIscnnsin Is to build n now State house. A largc lmmlgrntlon of poli Uclans is nntlclpntod. Eithcr Senntor Pcnroso is tho nowost cnndldnte for the Sapphlra clrcle, or Mr. Roosovolt ls. Also, on wlth tho drawlng of plans for tho Ananlas Clubhouso. Mnybo lt was a consplrncy that dld for you, Colonel Bryan, AVhen Republicans dlsngrec?well, what? All Eyes on Richmond. It is safe to predict -that tho eyes of tho entlro Southland will turn towards Rlchmond Mny SO, 1007, for on this occaslon will bcgin in tho A'lrginia capital tho soventeonth annu-d rounion of tho Grand Carap of Unlted Con fcderato Veternns. . In this connectlon It should bo ex plaincd that tho coming rounion will probably bo the last tho old ex-Con fedorates will over have?thnt Is, tho last intorstatc nffalr of tho klnd. All tho letters coming to Rlchmond from the far South indiento this, and tho renson ls plain. Porty-two years havo olapsed slnco tho Southern Stars and Bnrs woro forever furled nt Ap pomattox, and tho soldlers who then fought with Leo rto longer nro young men. Tho tlmo has como whon tho sur vivors of that dauntless bnnd ln grny bnvo nlmost roacbod th0 end of life's Journby. This they sadly renlize; tho foct is all too plaln, for "tho thln gray llno" almost hourly grows thlnnor. "Let us seo Rlchmond once more nnd die!" say these vonerablo horoes. "Yos, just one. moro long trlp, and that to Old Vlrglnia!" And so it comcs about that this sup posodly last rally call of the Grand Cnmp will hrlng together thousands and thousands who wish to stand to? gether wlthin tho walls of thnt cap? ital for whlch thoy so gnllantly fought over four docades ngo. Rlchmond renlizes thnt tho propcr entcrtnlnmont of these old soldlers is Korncthing moro than a passlng duty nnd a trnnslont plonsure. Sho under stands that it is a solomn trust whlch must bo fnlthfully and approprlatoly fulflllcd. As n consoquenco, tho whola town ls mnklng arrangemonts for tho rounion. lts splrit will permcnto almost every housohold.?Pago Courlcr. ? A Rap from the Schoolmaster. "To tho complalnt of tho Norfolk Landnmrk that tho Rlchmond Tlmos Dlspatch has been 'butcherlng Mothor Gooso,' tho inttor rcpllos: 'AVo migrtt rotort thnt any poll-pnrrot can ropoat, nnd any scrlbbler can copy from tho book; but that It takos genius to "quoto from memory" and supply the rhythml cal words whlch cannot bo recalled. Howovor, we havo learncd not to scrnp with tho .Schoolmaster. AA'o tako nll his robukos nnd chidlngs in humlllty and In good temp'er, for wlth all his qulbblcs ho is'.vory plensant, bless his dcar old soul.' AVo mlght now advlso Tho Lnndmnrk to be good, but advlce would havo no effect on thnt bucklng broneho."?Montgomery Advortlser. To bo called n. dear old soul by one. of our cnnteinpornrieH nnd a bucklng broneho by the other Is eonvlnelng proof of The Landmnrk's versatlllty. If mlsquotntlon of Motlier Gooso Is a proof of genius, Tho Times-Dlspnteh suroly has a rlght to admlro ltself.? Norfolk Landnmrk. CO.MMENT OP VIItGIMA EI11TOII.S. Stoek RulMlllg, The lioino and mulo unho in out- aocllon Ihls Boaion have, we bollovo, brolcen all rccords. la HiIh a good oinen for our poo plo? ln one Bonso it la, .n anolher It la not. Of COUI'se, tliose unlmala mutt bo paid for and thoy woro novor hlgiior, and this shnwH thnt thero 1k nionoy coming to our Boctlon from iiiany eourcos. AVo thlnk It la oqually plain that our pooplo aro ln n aenao prospor i.ua in npltc of UiomBOlvds nnd bail inanugo mont, ThlB huiBo and mulo tax is had onoush. but the hay tnx and corn tnx to fmxl thoro Ih worso, llero It Ih, wo havo had but a lllllo over threo rnontiiB of wlnter, our Btock nro now out and gi'tthig ful on the natlvo Brn8soB, ln such a ollmnto, la Buoh a i-oiinlry. tharo la no gond rerieoil why we ahould not rnlae tho HnlmuU wo use nnd moro?havo tbain for unlo, No kooM farmor ln Mocklonbur? will deny but HiIh can and ought to ho doiif.?t.'hoso City I'iokioks. TIlO IlOltll (!) SlIOOONH. Wo havo 110 Idea Mr. Cloveland'n party wiii foilpw hlu luad. 11 can t?, viifaiy ?,* uumod, ihotiKb. that tholr ohancoa will he bqtter 011 no otlior Ihkuc, and HtaadlnK 011 lt they will oomnuiiHl tli<r rospept nnd acqt|ho th<- uonllderiefl of a party atnndlng for a ureat in-iiielple. ? Koolih.-ldnc Xi.,./. A\ bo Im lhe l.larf Mr, llanliiiaii, no doubt. luiH 1, vory un Buyory lopututlon aa a niiiioud manlpula. tor, but \\a ima novor Impruaaed u? as belna n i|oiiUtjrato llnr, On tho euntrory,. ?n lll!t Btntomeitu m epnnootlon with hl? traiieao* 11010; havu lieen I'Binsrkubly friiMli, U. iinn-ii 10 thul uliilo ho hiiK beon tfonornlly coit dwmntid for lhe pnil ho ima plajed In inll rond tnaiiliiulotlon, ho Iium beon B?n*rally cominondotl for |ii,i uii-alHhtt'oi'wnnlnoau (1r Btatcniont Hetwoen Mr. Uarrbniiu nnd Mi !'?.w'voli tho hrai- haa been mado up~botl ? annoi |?. ?,.|||nK tlio Iriith, Aa to whloll la tho falnlller, tlio people, who are the |ury, must duotde upon tho evid.-j ??._.[.'redorli?:-.?,? Iiurr, I'rps hunco, .\ I'oiMilnr i.diior. Mr. .1. 11. hlndBuy, edltor of the chtir. lotKKVlllo l'ii.|,-ioaa. la out ln a paid for llio vn-Hiida Honato ' Th? mombora of tho vir< Hlnla I'rpM A?BOclat|on wiotld illio to iv.m a \?u- ful jou, hiuthor.?-I'liuylvaulu Til UUIlOi Borrowed Jingles. AN IDYI, uF IMNAHA, 'Twna ncnr tho Rrenl Culebrd cut AVe mcl a dolefii, iniia, Ho llved wlthln a llttlo hnt And woro n eonl of (an. Pon't grnot thla wlth MrCtlsllo fllnjta; Of emu-flp, ho woro somu othor thlugs! "1 wnnl a Rpnde," he andly snld, "To go njion tho ,|ob," And thon ho shoolt hla woftfj' bcnd And mihbott a (loloful nolj. "A ronulslllon for a Rpnde AVhen llrst I cnino wns wlmt 1 madc. "1'nnkcd It of tbn foromftti llrst, llu trlcd to hinko thlngs oloar Thnt ImplcmontK could he dlbbiirsca llut by tho ovcraccr, Tho ovcisnnr ndvlaod 1110 then To rwiulRltlon It ngnln. "Thoy gnvo mo then n mnmmoth blnnk To wrlto my niinte nnd tlBo, My fnvoi-lto book, my trtistod bnnk, My snvlngs nnd mv ivaRO, And on tho thron llncs unilorncnlh The Uatn of my eyen nnd tcoth. "ThlB went from desk to ilosk untll A longthy trlp lt mndoi I hnd ton other blnnlis to (lll Uofora lt wns o. K'd. And now Its nnal fnlo will be Mndo known In Washington, D. C. "Alnsl Alns! I look nbout Oll nll thoRO buay scones And nnisl pobrcsh my aoul wlth doubl Tlll CongrcRs next convenoa; I cnnnol dlg In hill or glndo "? Untll I got thnt noodod spado.V Ho bowod hls hc.id upon hls bands And wopt nnd wopt and wopt, And sortly to tho oconn unndR Wc cropt and crcpt and crept, And when hla apnde hnt como we'll drnpo Its hnndle with aomo brlght red tupo. ?Chlcngo Post. MEHI01.V .MMvlNO. Sho Could See for Hersclf. | Mra. Cltily!' "Brldgot, who wns thnt at tho door just now?" Brldgot: "A leddy wnotlll' t' Itnow If wu hnd furtilslicd rocuns." Mra. Cltily: "Wlinl dbl you tcll her?" Brldgot: "Suro, an' 1 towld her that nll our l'oomn wero ttirnlahed. Khe's| lookln' nt tho llb'ry now."?Puck. Forgelfiilncnft, "John," snld hia wlfe, "now you nccdn't tcll nio you mnllcd the letter I gavo you thls mornlng." "Of eoilrse. I did. AVIint innkes you thlnk I dldn't?" "I dldn't glvo you any."?rhllndclphla Lcdgbr. Idonl Son-In-Law. "And enn you glvo my flaughtcr nll tho thlnga to which Blio haa been nccustomed?" asked hor fathor. "I enn," repllod tho young man who wns nskitig for ber. "I enn, lait I'll bo hnnged If I will. You'ro onaler than I ovor'll bo." "Blesslngs on you, my aon. You will bo n. son-ln-law of wbom any man would bo proud."?Chlcngo Journal, Multinl Hcneflt. Ttleh Man: "My Bon, your educntlon has coat mo a grcat donl of moneyl" Youth: "I Itnow It, <>.d, but thlnk whnt n lot you'yp learned, too!"?Dctrolt Froe l'rcsa. The Vnrlety. Knlckor: "Isn't Lonl Fllmflam n tnnk?" Bockor: "No, from tho numbor of hnndles to his namo 1; should cnll hlm a lovlhg cup," ?New York (Jun. No Salvc. | Thu young JAmorlcnn lu-lress, innrriod to n peer of tho [renlm, wopt blttorly, notwlth Btandlng. "lio haa brokea my heartl" sho wallod. 1 ' "I3ut," urgpd hor noblo mothcr-ln-law, "you aro to t|o presentcd iL the Klng. ls that no comfolt?" "Nonc," repllcd the fair victlm. "Thls la a cut beyond the nld of any court phisttir." ?Baltlmora Amerlcan. i_ FH.D3 POINTS FROM PATtAGKAPIUSHS. SECRBTARY TA.FT haa Ir?med nn order thnt no armj offlccr's mother-ih-law shall accompany hlm to tho Phlllp plncs nbonrd a goviinmcnl trnnsport. Tbus shrewdly bo nalla down tho benedict. vote.? Washington HoraldA *... * * The Natlonal Congress of Mothers mects In Lo's AngeloB ln May, nbout tho tlmo fathcrs" congrcsa mowa tho lawn.?Mlnn'eapo lia Journal. Prosldent Itoosovelt wlth n toothncho must bc ns uncomfortfiblo ns n glraffo wltli n boio throut.?Clovelnnd Deadcr. "Tho truth shnlt mdke us frcc," ia tho In scriptlon on n friezoMn Pennsylvnnin's now $13,000,000 Stuto hoUi'o. But ns the truth Is comlng out it scenis to be havlng tho op posito tendency.?Cloyeland L/udor. Tho renl ronson that tho PrcBldcnt dld not aend "Jlmmlo" Hydo iaa ambassador to Pnrls was that ho feared lhat Franco would ro talintc wlth Bonl do Castellane.?Charlcston Nows nnd Courler. * ? ? Oklnbomn's Conatltution provldcs thnt no hody enn be rn-clectod to n Stato orflco thoro, Evldcntly tho pcoplo of Oklnhoma do riflt placo much contldcnco in unwiltten lawe.? Chlcngo Becord-Herald, As long as Colonel Brynn's ehlof advlsors nro tho Tom L. Johnnons und hls chlef boom era tho Goorgo Frod Wllllamsos, tho chlcf obstaclo ln hls rond to tho.Whlto Houso will bo tho Amerlcan pcoplo.?Kan&as City Jour? nal. Both Improving. Major l". I.c-allo Sponco, who has been lll nt hla ros-ldenoo for a foitnight or more, Is rcpoitcd considorably Imprpvod, though not yot well. Mrs. Spenco, who haa boon 111 nt tho siimo tlmo, is nlso much bettor. Mrs. West Better. ,lrs. .1. Miishy AVcat, who hns been ill for eral weeks at her homo on Floyd Avonue, considorably lniproved, 00 IN GOLD! An Offer is for All Children Anywhere. Lraw a Picture, or wrlto u Vorao (4, U or 8 lliiea), or wrlto an Advortlsomont (20 lu 00 worda)?olther one you cbooso, or nll threo If you wlah. Aa many na you lllto. For tho best Picture, Verso or Advurtlaernont wo wlU pay *H) ln gold; second best, $i>; thlrd best, SS; fourth best, $2; next flvo, $1.00 eucii, and next ten, 50 ccnta L-iich?2(J inizea in all. Tho plcturu of tho Boy pflnted ln this offer must bo uficd In oyory case, but must bo drawn In somo other po sltlon?any other poaitlou your Ininglnatlon auggcata? iiiid only black Ink must bo uaod. Kach A'i-im- or Advortlsomont muat eon tain tho worda "Cooa Cola I'KPStN Gura." Thla la Impormnt, Mako your inuwlng, wrlto your Vc-raa. or wilti veur AdvertiHomeiit; slgn your namo and addreas, wlth ago, and mall at onco aa holnw. Thn coiiliat cloai-s AVednesduy, Aprll lfilh, and tho prize-wlnnera will ho pilni.-d on Hila pugs Hundny, Aprll 21at. If your 1'1'ture, A'erao or Adviutlsemcnt dooa not v.dn a prizo. wo may buy yuur idei If H si its. (!-t a U oent imckiign of Cnea Cola PKl'FIN ih in, nnd afier you taato lt you will bo i.ble to nialiii a bettor i'loture, Vois- or AdverllKement. Tho fnsto will Insi.li'o you, Sentl 5c In atnmpa for a trlnl packaQo. Cocu <'"lo PKPrilN Oum la mndo from tho ch-unisi nnd pureat imported ohlolo nnd tlio iln-s( (|\inllty llavora, In a spot Ii-hs fnctory and In necordance wilh nll tho roqulromohtB of tlia puru-food hiw.-? U, ii. Hirlul, No. 2212. Addiess Advertlalng Departmenl, Franklin Manufacturing.Company, Twonty-flfth nnd Franklin St#.. 1UCJ.1MO.NP, VA. SOCIAL and PERSONAL TO-DAY. Muslcolc In Woman's Club nt B P. M. St. John's Clrcle, Klng'o Dnughters, at 4:30 P. M? wlth Mrs. Samuel P. Cowardln, nt Thlrty-aixlh nnd 0 Streots, Beta German. J Ono of tho gnyost Euster sensons over known nt tho Unlvorslty of Arlr ginln closed Prklny evonlng wlth tho presentntlon of uii iimuslng combdy, "Tho A'lsltlng Girl," by tho Unlvorslty Dramutlc Club. On Thursday evonlng tho nnnunl ger? man of tho Beta Thuta Pl Pratornlly was dnnced, a largo nuinbor of vlsitlng glrls pnrtlclpntlng, Tho Beta colors?pnle plnk nnd palo bluo?whlch drapod nnd fostooned tho vvalls, bnlcony nnd winddws nnd shnded tho numerous ropes of llghta whlch swiing from a hugo plnk crepo-pnper flowor (a full blown roso) in tho centro of tho colllng trnnsformed th0 bttll room in.to. a falrylnnd sceno. A touch of evorgreon, hlg gold stnrs nnd Betn TllPta ponnanls fllled tho spacetj between tho wlndows, and hlg vvroaths of mountnln lnurel wero hung nround tho room Jnst undor the wln tlows, nigll-backod chnirs covorod wlth plnk nnd bluo buntlng were plncod nt tho fur ond of tho bnllroom for tho chaperons, and at ellher sldo wero tho fnvor'booths. Tho flowor booth? a hank of mngnlflcent pnlms?In front of whlch stood n tall vnso fllled wlth American Beauly roscs and a protuslon of vlolets nnd ferns, was tho adtnlra tlon of all presont. Just over tho cntrnnco hung, framed Iri', a wrenth of mountnln lnurel, "Tho Beta Girl," a boautlful drawlng dono by P. Enrlo Christle, of Phllndolphla, for the Beta Pratgrnlty. Tho favors conslsted of American Beauty roses, violots, sllk "bubblo" bngs, nnd crepo-papcr boats in Beta colors. Beta bntlgcs, walklng sticks, ribbon "halters," tlny red Bota hearts tled with Beta colors; "weo ltttlo" leather suitcascs, "funny faco" masks for tho men, nnd "protty face" maska for the glrls, pnc.kets of confettl, and for tho "locnmotlvo flgure," llttlo "books of Sentlments." Mr. Georgo Couch, of Charlestown, AV. Va.. led the gorman with Miss Mar ga'ret Nash, also of Charlestown, Miss Nash, woro a gown of pale yellow. soft Si.K, trlmmed wlth gold brald and ap plique, wlth gold shoes to rnatch. Miss Nash Is a boautlful blonde and hns boen ono of the most admlrod Easter glrls. Mr. Couch led many now and boau? tlful flgures wlth pcrfect succcss; tho Beta flguro belng qulto tho most ar tistic of them all?tho glrls carrylng vory tnll Amerlcnn Beauty roses, nnd the men wearing boutonnleres of Eng lish vlolets. Mrs. Murray McGulro, of Rlchmond. waa ono of the chaperons, and nmong tii'oso danclng wero Mlas Rosalle Jones, Miss Eugonlo Taylor, MIsb Frances Hobson and Miss Pago Roynll?all of Richmond; Miss Nora Langhornc, of "Mlrndor"; Miss Fannlo Grnndy, of Norfolk: Misses Nnn and Suo Boll, of Staunton, and Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Lee Mason, of "Edgo Hill." Va.: Messrs. Murray McGulro. Charlos McArelgh, Prederlck Pollard nnd Frank Chrls tian?all of Rlchmond. Invitations Out. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. Brynn Willlams, of Hnrton Iiolghts, havo issued invita? tions for tho mnrringc of thoir nleco, Miss Frnncos Loo Loynll, to Mr. John Colvln Holden, of this city. Tho wod dlng will tako plneo Wednesday, Aprll 17th, at noo'n, nt their rcsldcnce, No. '101 Montelro Avenuo. Nevitte?Seay. A weddlng of Interest to a large number of Rlchmond peoplo was that of Miss M. Brueo Seay to Dr. Rlchnrd Rondolph Nevltto, of Tcmperanccvillc, A*a., on Thursday, April 4th. The cero mony was performod by Dr. Hearn, at tho rectory at Tempernnceville. and was wltnessod by a number of frlonds of the contrnctlng pnrtlen. Dr. nnd Mrs. Nevitte are now at tho Jelterson on thelr honoyiooon. Pope?Smith. ? Tho mnrrlngo of Miss Rosa Vlrglnia Smith ito Mr. Ahner Stephenson Popo will tnke placo at C:.10 o'clock on AVed nesday evonlng nt tho Second Bnntlst Church, of whlch tho brldo's fntVir, Rev. Dr. AAr. R. L. Smith, is pastor. Both Miss Smith nnd Mr. Popo aro cx coedingly pojjular ln Richmond. and tho npproaohlng nuptlals aro of much Interest .to tho younjrer socioty sot. It waa erroneously stnted Sundny that tho wedding would ho followed by a receptlon in tho home of tho hrlde, No. 801 AArest Graco Streot. No arranprements liave boen mndo for a receptlon. Donnybrook Fair. The Home Mlsslon Socioty of Park Placo Church will glvo nnothcr of lts novel entertnlnments at No. 008 Floyd Aveiiue, Friday cvonlne;, at 8 o'clock. This entertainment, whlch Is for tho bevmt of tho ropalr fund of tho church, will tako tho form of a "Donnybrook Fair." i ' Tho plcturesqtie Irlsh vlllngn of Don? nybrook, wlth lts low, thatched-roof coltagos, will be ropresented, and from ottoh qunlnt cottago dalntles will bo dlsponsbd by tho chnrmlng Irlsh peas ants. Spoclal nttontlon is dlrocted to ii snle of homoiTiadP plos and eakos, tho makors of whlch aro nmoiiR the fa mous housekeopors of tho city. By graclous pormlsslon of his Lonl shlp Morrlmcntus, tho Earl of Jolllty, llshlng ln tho boautlful nnd far-famed Laku of Klllarnoy may bo Indulgod ln by tho guests. Tho program will conslst of charaeter sketehes and dollghtful Irlsh inolodios rondorcd by talontod nrtlsts. In addl tlon, a number of chlldren, appropriuto ly nnd fantnsticnlly cqstumed, will pnr tlclpato ln a vugotablo revol, puttlng to rout Paddyi the irlsli gardonor, whoso utter dlseoiiilUuro.at tho K-rotosciuo and ainn/.lng actlona of his crop promlnoa lo prove inost lutllerous. To all so for tunato as to attend tho Donnybrook Fair an enjoyahlo evonlng ls promisetl. Then hooriiy, f'r th' Donnybrook Palr! Suro, throuble nius' llop fr'm yoa thoro; An' a protty cojloen AVud awnlt yosi, l woon, So bo aff to th' Donnybrook Fttlr! Whist Tournament. Nlne tnliles tnok part in tho fourth whist tournnmont plnyed nt the W'o mttn's Olub Friday evonlng. Tho Hcore north nnd south resiilted in n ti(>, Mrs. lii.rrlo Webster und Mrs. S. AV. Trnvers neorlng evon wlth Mrs, C. AV. 1'. Rrock and Mr. C. C. Chupln. 'I'op ucoro etint nnd west wus mndo by Mrs. Iilaud S. Smith und Mr. Willlam R. RohliiH. lirldge will bo (.ho K'ttme on Thursday, Aprll 'Jf1111, when the next tournament will ho plnyed. .. - Date Announced. Tho datf f|)f tho mnrrlngo of Miss Mattle lOIIiiubeth Roso, thiugbtor of Mr and . Mrs. John E. Hoso, of Hnrton Helghts, to Mr. Waltor Austin Crenth, hu? bct'ii nunouncud fur Suturutty.pvoH RUMFORD THE WHOLCSOME Baking Powder A Strictly Pure Phosphate Powder Made of the genuine Prof. Horsford's phosphate, which addsto the bread the lacking phosphate ele ment so essential to health, found in wheat and other grains. Poe'ms You Ought to Know. Whatovor your occupation tnny bo, antl however crowded your hours wlth affalra, do not fail to sccuro at loaiit a fow minutos evorx day for rofreshnicnt of your lnnor life -wlth a blt of pootry_Prof. Obarles -Eliot Norton, No. 1130. The Border Trooper; Sir William of Deloraine. By SIR WALTBli SCOTT. Other selcctlona from thla nuthor, hla portralt, autojrraph and blorranhloii sketch, havo aircady been prlnted in thls scrloa. "ferapnicai Thla dcacrlptlon is from "The Lay of the Laat Jlinatrel." A stark moss-trooping Scot was ho, As c'or couchod border lanco by kneo:' Through Solwny Bsuids, through Tarras moss, Bllndfold lio knew tho paths to cross; By wlly turns, by desperatc bounds, Had baffled Percy's best bloodhounds; In Eske, or Liddol, fords woro nonc, But he Avould rldo them, ono by one; > Allko to him was time, or tlrlo, Deeembor's snow, or Jtily's prido; / Allko to hlm was tlde, or tlmo, Moonless mldnlght, or matin prlmo: Steacly of heart and stout of hand, As e'er drove proy from Cumberland; PIvo times outlawed had ho boen, By Englantl's klng and Scotland'B rjueen. This icrlos bcgnn ln Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch aundny, Oct. 11, 1903. Ono ls publlibud es.cU Q?y. Ing, Aprll 20th. nt 0 o'clock, in the home of the brlde's pnrents. Thank9 Returned. Tho ladlos lntorested In tho rocont productlon of the operetta, "Rcd Rldlng Hood," whlch was a groat buccobs, dor slre to thank most slnceroly tho Hrms and lndlviduals who helped them so cf llclently In tlielr work of presentlng tho operetta. They deslro also to ex press thelr appreclatlon to tho publlc for tho liboral patronage they received. Misses Galt Honored. Miss A'lrglnla Bruco Bralthwalto, of Wllllamsburg, Ara., ontertalned Thurs? day at cards at her homo in honor of Dr. Mary Chandler Lowell and Miso Ellen Chandler, of Boston. Tho color schemo was plnk and greon. Tho par lors woro beautlfully dccorated ln del lcato colors, and the candlcs from the colonial candolabra gavo a boautlful glow to tho occaslon, wlth greon and plnk cnndleB. The score-cards wero' hand-palnted, with llttlo Easter rab blts at tho end of tho rlbbous. Each tablo roprosented a flower, wlth tho score-cards of tho tablo to match. The first tablo was vlolot, tho next nar clssus, and a number of others. Tho last was wall-flower. MIsscs Mary AVarQ Galt and Bertha Bralthwalto, wearlng whlto dresses with grecn and plnk rlbbons, kept score, SLSslstcd by Miss Lucy Stubbs nnd Mr. Alfred Murphy. The games wero called by a llttlo whlstlo suspended over the violet tablo by greon rlbbons. The first lady's prlzc, a boautlful bunch of pink carnations and maideri halr fern, was awarded Mrs. Froderlck Johnson. The. first gentloman's prlze. a blsquo cardcase, hand-palnted In green, was won by 1*1 r. Roach. The consolation, a heart-shaped caso mado of Californla orango wood, hand-palnt? ed, ?wiris1 awarded to Mr. Marsden. Miss A'lrglnla Bralthwalto received, nssisted by Mrs. J. N. Purccll nnd Mrs. L. C. Long. Dainty refreshments wero served at tho close of the evening. Thoso present wero Mesdames A'lola AArare, Randolph Mncon, Rltchlo, Fred. Johnson; MIsscs Mary Galt. of Baltl more; Ellen Chandler, of Boston; Jetta Thorpo, Annlo Galt, Harrlet Hanklns, Rosa Emory, Emlly Christian, Lucy Stubbs nnd Messrs. Thomns Pcachy, Bocker, Marsden, Ronch, Arnold, Dold, Cnmpbell, A. ' Murphy, Wiggleswnrtli, Lloutennnt Robert Galt, Professor Crawford and Profcssor Coffey. A boautlful german was given Fri? day evonlng by Lloutennnt Galt nnd Miss Anhlo Galt in honor of Missos Mnry and Hlizaboth Galt of Bnltimore, Tho evening waa most cnjoynblc. Progressive Whist. Miss Agnos M. Schraudt enterlnlncd nt "progrosslvo whist" Wednesday ovo r.lng. Sovon tnbles were engugod nnd four prlzes wero given. Tho houso was dccorated wlth pnlms nnd forns. The, dlnlng-room had Enstor decorations, and nt each plato wero Easter favors. Association to Meet. Tho Vislting Nurses' Assoclatlon wilj moet Tuesday at noon nt tho Nurses* Sottlomont, on North Sovcnth Stroot. Surprise Party. A dellghtful surprlso pnrty wns givon Miss Edna HotKOj', of No. 211 South Jefforson Stroot, oh Thursday evening l'nat. About twenty-fi-vo of her frlondH spont a vcry ploasant ovoning. onjoy Ing games, muslo and dollclous rc froshmonta. Thoso presont woro Misses LIsio Dav enport, Annlo Dunford, Katlo Dunford, Violot Dovoroux, Irono Dovoroux, Jen nle Long, Mary Rongors, Roso Doberty, Stella Jamos, Irono Pont nnd Mrs. F. Dunford; Messrs. Pnrk Clemltt, JnmoB Jonos, John Diivenport, John Punn, Jatnes O'Noal, T. Thaeker, Follx Thoimpv, W. Dpveroux, Adnms, Huhcr und Dr. Crlttcndon. v Marriage Announced. Cards jitv'vo been received horo an nounclng the murriugo of Mlsa Jnne Keott Tunstnll, daughter of Mrs. N<d spn Sala, to Mr. AVIUIam liatch Dont, of tho Clly of Aloxlco.' Tho ceremony tnok pluco on Aprn ?llli, in tlm City of Moxieo, whoro Mr. und Mrs. Dont will bo at homo nltor Both ' brldo nnd groom hnvo many rc-lntlvoa nnd frlends in Vlrglnlu, who will bo Interosted in tho nnnounco im nt. Personal Mention. Mr. nnd Mrs. Goorgo Coutts Holmos. of Now York, nnd llttlo son nro nt the Jcfferson Hotel. Mrs. Ilolines will bo leeulled moid plonsnntly by many frlondo who know hov whon aho vislted In P.iclimond as Mlsa Anno Mlddloton. Mrs. Ernest B. Crawford, of Ilnrri Bonbiirg, ls tho guoat at her parcnta, Mr. and Mra. II. AV. Hbuntree, at No. 907 Park Avonuc. ? ? ? Mra. G. G. Gooch, of- Staunton, ia npondlng somo tlmo wlth Mra. R. T. Huntcr, at No. 215 Eaat Franklin Street. Mrs. I^onald Campbell, of Now York, is the gu&at of Miss Amy Mcliao AA'crth, nt No. 1725 Park Avonuc. ? ? * MIbs Ann Pondleton has ns hor guest Mra. Samucl Blanton. formorly of Farmvllle, but now of Blackstono, A'a. ? ? ? Mrs. Preston Bolvln la apending tha month of Aprll wlth her ? daughter, Mrs. Charles Kruao, In New York City. Mr. nnd Mrs. T. A. ltlccl, of AVcldon, N. C, spont Kaster wcok with thu latter's paronts horo. ? ? ? LIttle Mlas Corinne Davls, daughter of Captaln nnd Mrs. J. T. Davls, ot No. ,112 Nortli Thirty-llrst Street, who has been very 111 for tho past weolc, ls convalosconL ? * ? Mlasoa Allco and Emma Netherland have returned from a lengthy vlsit t? Florlda. In .lac.ksonvillc they woris clolightfully cntertalncd at the "wiritci hr.m'o of Mr. and Mrn. AV\ AV. Tyler, ?wlth whom they also vlslted St. Au> gustine, Ormond, Palm Beach and Ifnvana, Cuba. ? ? ? Mrs. .Toseph Hulchcr nnd daughter, Mlss Clara Ilulcher, who havo been apending somo tlmo with Mr. F. J. Hulcher, ln Portsmouth, havo returned liomp. * ? * Mrs. .lohn Antrlm, of Norfolk, is vis iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Savngp, at No. 112 East Maln Street Miss Llazio O'Neil, of thls city, who has been spondlng somo tlmo in Phlla delphla and Atlantlc City, will vlsit Mrs. Ellla Doro in Wnahlngton, before roturning home. ? ? * Mrs. Samuel Kidd and daughter, Mlsa Glndys Kidd, havo returned to their homo ln Nowpbrt Nowa, after a vislt to frlonda here, Dr. K. S. AViley, who has been undor golng treatmont at a Iticlimond hoa pltal, hns returned to hia homo in Cltf ton Forgo, A'a. , V * * Mrs. AV. AV. Klng nnd son, Mr. Bayly Klng havo returned to Staunton, after spondlng aovoral weeka hero, * * * Mra. B. 11. Criish has roturnod from. a slx-woeks' vlsit to her mother, Mrs. F. V. OUver, in Fincastlo, A'a. Mr. G. E, Moore, of Lynchburg, spont Frlday horo on husinosa. *?.?..? Mlss Mary Baatlno ls tho guost of tUa Missea Jlardlng, In Potorshui-0. ?. * ? . Mra. Ceorgo AVhltllold AVilson, ot Norfolk, has lsatiud lnvltatlona to tho niarriagc of her daughter, Einlly Byrd, to Mr. Leven AVindor Lano, Jr? of AV11 Jiumsburg, on tho ovcnlng of Tliuraday. tho lSI.li of Aprll, at 8:110 o'clock, at St. Luku's Church, Norfolk, A'a. . ? * ? Mra. AValtor Gary, of AVeat Polnt, vle Itcd frlonda lu Bichinond laat woolt, ? a ? Miaa Craco Flotohor, who haa been vlsltlng frlonda horo, haa returned to her homo ln Newport Nowb. Mr. Eugono Dowoll and two daugh tora vlslted rolativos in Gordonsvilla last wook. * * * Mra, Stunrt Blanton, of Ashlaud, la thu guoat of Mra. N. AV. Ilowo horo, Mr, Cnrrlngton JJorton has roturnoi to hla homo in Nowport Nows, after a short vislt to Iticlimond. *.-? ' ? * * Mra. 11} G. AYatklns nnd chlldron, ol Gordounvllln, aro apending a month with rolativos horo, ? ? * Mlsa Nnnnlo Lestor Is tho guoat ol Mra, lloover, at Swoopo, A'a. ? * * Mra. Elh.abotb Kato Kendrlok la tho guoat oi' her aon, Mr. A\'. J. Kuiulrlek, in Suffolk. ??."'?'.????* Mrs. Carter AVolslger, of Aahlnnd, is tho guoat of her daughter, Mra, AValkor Cottrell, in thls city.