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' ?t?st.i.n Office .?? B- M?'n Btt^ou
washlnjton Durenu?820-7 Munity Bullctlnu
Manchntttr Bureau....1109 HuH Street.
Prtereburw Bureau.40 N Bycnmnre Bt.
Jbynehbura Bureau .218 Elghth St.
BV MAIb. One Sl* Three 0na
POSTAGE 1'AIC. Tenr Mos Mon. Mo.
Daily wlth Sunday. ..*?.00 S3.00 tl.60 of.
Dttlly without Sunday 4.00 2 00 1.00 -25
Bundny eilttlon only.. 2.00 1.00 .60 .25
Weekly (Wednesday). 1.00 .10 .!>
By Tlmra-Dlnpatch Carrlor Dollvary fier
viet* ln Uiehmond (and auburba). Manclioa
t?r and I'etcrsburg?
One Week. One Year.
Olilty vlth Sunday.14 cents $6.60
IJMIv without Bundny...l0 cents 4.60
guraiay only .- 6 cents ?.80
(Yearly ?Ub?crlptlon? r-ayoble In advance )
Entered January 17. 1003. at Klchmond,
?\a. as aecono-cla>a matter. under aot ot
Coi grefi of March 3, 1ST0.
rvrsrn. wlahlng to communloate wttb 7he
Tlraea-Dlfpatoh by telephone will nsk cen?
tral for "<0?I," and on belns nnawored from
thi ofrico ewltehboard. wlll indlcata tha de
ivnrtment or person wlth wlioni they wlsh
to speak.
When enlllr.i; between 0 A. M. and 8
A. M? call to central ofTIco direct for 4011,
<-.vnpo-InR-room: 40?. business onlce; *6+S,
for mnlllns' nnd rresj-room.1".
Piil'ence Is ? nobler vlrlue Hinn |j(
nny deetl.?llnrtnl.
The personnllty of General Lee. Is al?
ways a profltablo study and an Insplra
tlon. But a broad vlew ls necessary to a
completc understandlng and a full ap
preclatlon of hls charactor. lt was no
single virtue. trait or characterlstlc
that made General Leo great. Many
men havo oqualed hlm, and some hnvo
excellcd hlm in onc dlrectlon or an?
other. But no Amerlcan cltlzen has
combincd ln hls personnt'.ty so many
cjualliles of mlnd and heart In such
pcrfect proportloni" as Robert T_. Lee.
Hls doveloprocnt In all directlons was
normal. and hls mental. moral .and
splritual forces wero so thoroughly
developed and ?o evonly balanced as
to form an organlsm that was aa
nearly perfect as human llniltatlons
Thls is sald in no spirit of exag
geration or of liero-worshlp, but ln
dellberate Judgment. and wo belleve It
to be a falr and accurato cstlmato of
the man. It was hl? moral and mental
polso and balancc, his evenly propor
tloned forces ln whatever dlrectlon,
and ln all directlons. tliat made Gen?
eral Lee the captaln of his soul and the
commander of every trying sltuatlon,
ln peace as well as ln war?ln sur
rtnder as well as ln vlctory. "Duty
U. the subllmest word in the English
lnngunge" was hls most famous saying,
i.nd duty was hls rule of conducu
Other men have been dutiful, as it waa
glven to them to see, but General Lee
had tlie genlus to know hls duty in
B.11 emergencles, as well a.s the courage
to dlscharge lt, He had an under?
standlng heart as well as an under?
standlng mlnd. and wltli hlm to know
was to do.
We honor him not because X.& was-a
great soldler, but becauso hc was a
great man ln all hls parts. and in every
relation of life a model and'an exera
In a recent Issue of The Tlmes-Dls?
patch we pointed out that tho 'Repub?
llcan party was no ljngor tlie compact
orgonlzatlon lt once was; that it was
spllt Into factlons, that its leaders
were at war wlth one another anO
with tho Presldent, and that It was nc
longcr regcirded $b tho business man't
party; itiat"''Presldent Roosevelt wai
feared and hated by many leadlng busi?
ness men and party men, who onc.
constltuted the backbone of tho or
ganlzatlon, and that thls war ln thi
Republlcan camp offered a grea
opportunlty to the Democrate.
Slmultaneously wlth the appearanc
of thls article, a Baltlmore paper pub
lUhtd a letter from Its Washlngtoi
oorrespondent, whlch was so nearly Ii
llne wlth tho rernarks of Tbe Tlmes
Dispatch E6 to glve the appearance o
a prevlous conference between tho tw>
wrlters. The oorrespondent beglns b:
calllng attentlon to the Democratl
opportunlty. Speaklng ot the Republi
cane, he says that lt ls well-nlgh amaz
ing to reallze the lntense, bltter anl
moslty runnlng deep and swlft und>
the eurface. "It la aoubtful," he go-'
on, "whether on the Republlcan sld
in both houses of Congress thero ar
two-score of men who thls momer
have a personal llklng for Mr. Roos<
velt or are ln thc sllghtest degree I
sympathy wlth hls actlona and d<
sl*cns, Those who are fond of spli
ana excltement would faitiy revel
there could be spread be.oro them tl
rlgorous, Inclslvo comments and crlt
? olsm on the Executive whlch fly thk
and ta-*:t la tho seeurlty of cornmlttt
and cloak rooms of the Capitol at
around dlnnor tables. A Senator?or
of the few put down as a devotod ai
ht-rent of the Presldent?surprtsed h
llstoners r.ot long ago wlth tho ri
inark: 'We do not want another cra;
man ln the V.'litte House,'"
And Taft, he. aaas, will nocessarl
be a iocona edltion of Roosevelt. Pu
. eulne the same Hne of thought fo
j lowed by The Tlmes-Dlspatch. tlie co
. rospondont say. that thc slgr.h on _
eldes are that the peopl, want
change. "From overywhere?frc
: money centres, from the factories, t
mlnes, the llelds?comes the cry f
chango, and tho loudost volces of i
come from those, hlgli and low, w
,; have always tralned with tho party
Roferrlng to the compact organh
tlon of tlio Republlcan party ln otl
? days, when it presented a unlted a
St- Jnvlnclble front to Itu opponents,
[ says that now all ls changed; that di
f;,.'*al6trust and divislon and flerco f
tiaiuil ar.tatfonitin.s liave roticd
very foundfillong. Wlth nghtlnga wlth?
in and blttet' focs without, tho Republi?
can party ls fnr weakor than It haa
been ln any campnlgn slnce the war.
It can be whipped to death by the
Democratic Icelons lf the party wlll
but use Its ndvantago dlscrcetly. AU
that Is necossary, sayB thc Washlngton
wrltor, ls for tho Democrats to como
tog-ethcr, to stand on thc platform of
tlie tundamcittal prlnclples upon whlch
the party was organlzcd and upon
whlch all itn mngnlflcont trlumpha
havo been won'. Then selcct as tho
candidate one who may not be tho
flrst cholce of all, but one against
whom exlsts nono of the bittorncss of
Ihe past and who wlll not face the
danger of n divlslon of action on tha
day of electlon.
Thls concurrenco of thought In two
mon who wero a hundred mllos apart
whon they wroto was no chance colr
cidonce. It Indlcatcs that many por
Bons nro taklng tho same vlew of a
sltnatlon that is plaln enough for the
vcrlest tyro In polltlca to see and un?
Mrs. lidlth Wharton, we learn from
:ho pross, has crcctod an unusually
>lunt no-trcaposs slgn tn front of hor
lountry homo at Lenox, Mass. It
?euds: "Keep Out. Thls Means You."
loclc London's Callfornia bungalow in
ttantly suggosts Itself. On tho front
loor Mr. London usod to keep a piacnrd
cftdine': "No one admltted except on
nislncss. Xo business trnnsacled here."
)n tho back door was another placard,
thlch ron; "Pleose do not enter wlth
ut knocklng. Please do not knock."
,'cnnyson, wlth slmllar designs, had a
all hedgc and a dog. Swlnburn0 has
ho faithful Watts-Dunton. Wntts
)unton Is as good a butter as any of
ho foregoing. Joaquin Millcr and
omebody?perhaps it was Wllliam
Vuldorf Astor?went to Putney to cal)
m tho old poot a year or two ago.
,Vatts-Diinton went up to brcak the
iows. After a moment tho poot's great
?nlce came rolllng down Into the hall:
'Tell Millcr to come up. Tell tho othor
ellow to go to Hudes."
Authors noed to bo aloof. In Mis6
^liolmondeley's too llttle appreclatcd
jook, glfted Hestor GresleJ4- Is con
stantly suffering from the incurslons
5f tho bounclng and mlddle-class
E'tatts. They came, thoy would hllarl
:>usly explaln, to "rout her out." Rout
Ing out was the last thlng that llttle
Hester needed. Novelists requiru soli
tude, qulet, unfettered time to loaf
and invite their souls. That Is why
aome of them work botween midnlght
and dawn and sleep ln the daytime.
Even popular novelists usually go off
to the country to write nowadaya.
Staylng.in tho cily is too rlsky. It
jolts thought end throws tho stranglc
holcl onto gonlus. Just as ono reaches
thc point. after hours of infinlte pa
tlent coaxing, of lurtng a shy. rnre
ond radlant Idea from its fastness of
the splrit, tho door bangs open, ln
comes Jenklns wlth tho coal tnan's
llttle mcrciorandum, and aU la lost
Eut "Keep out?thls means you"
seems to be golng a llttlo far. Genius
has a rlght to be unsociable, but it has
no patent privllego to be unmannerly.
A correspondent of the Charleston
News and Courler says that he gathered
from the newspapers ot South Carolina
reports of 15S homlcldos ln the Stato
during tho last slx months of 1307. Of
tho vlctims 79 were whlte and 79 col?
ored. No raco distlnctlon ln that. cer
talnly. But what of tho men who did
the kllllng? Hero agaln there ls no
race distlnctlon, except that tho dark
tsklnned ktllers made a greater score
than the whltes. The black klllers num
bered SD, against 70 whltes, the race
of three belng unknown. But the pro
portlons seem to have been pretty weil
preserved, as the popuiatlon of South
Carolina ln 1900 numbered 782,321
j blacka and 557,S07 whltes.
How many whltes were kllled by
blacko, and vlco versa, the statiatlcs
do not show, but the Sprlngfleld, Mass.,
Itepubllcan, in commeritlng on the ex?
hibit, admlts that raclal antagonlsm
waa not a factor. "One Mving at a
dlstance." says our New England con
temporary, "and hearlng so much of
the atralnod rolatlons b9tween the
races and the contemptuous attltude
of tho whltos, mlght have expected that
the colored people would furnlsh most
of tho ylctlms and tho whltes most
of tho slaycrs, but such ts not tho
caso, and lt ts evldent that the 'record
cannot be charged up ln great part
either to raco antlpathles or to a crlm
inallty peculiar to negroes."
? But It ls aomewhat ulgnlflcant that
82 of the homlcldes wero ln the pro
hlbltlon counttes, and 76 in the dispen?
sary counties. Thls does not lndicate,
of course, that prohlbition provoked
murdnr. but nelther does It indlcatt
that prohlbition provents such crlmeE
tn South Carolina.
Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch greatly admlres
tho courago of tho Amerlcan Free Art
League. of Boston. Wlth a darlng bor
derlng on desperation thla llttle group
of bold-thinklng men and womon have
thrown thcmsolves against thc tougH
est proposition in the world. We nicar
the Dlngley tariff and tho standpattors
breastv.-orks. There ls a tax on forelgr
plctures. as everybody seems to know
but Congross. These peoplo want l
taken off, as everybody does but Con
gress. Not only that, but they an
worklng to have lt taken off, and an
di.strlbuting prlnted clveulars to prov*
that tho tariff on art ls tho most nbsur,
tariff that exists ln a country when
absurd tarlffs huve long cenaed to b
1 a rarlty.
They make a good case. A ropubllc
nceda to have Ita rulers, tlie poople,
educated as fully us possible, AVorUu
ot art aro dlstbictly educntivo. Ono
huhdrea and ilfty collego presiderits
deslre to have them udmlttoc] froe for
thut reason. Tlio tnrlff law deslgns to
tu:c only "compotltlve nroducls." Works
of art aro not comjiotltlve products.
lujwmt competUlon can thero bc between
Uernbrandt nnd John .Tonos, of Patcr
soti, N. J., any more than between Wil?
llam shnkespcare and tho Ilcv. Cyrtis
Townsond Brady? Amorlcan artlsts,
almost to a man, want paintlngs nd
mltted free for that reason.
So runs tho circular. It might havo
gone a llttle further. J, Pierpont Mor
gan. lt Is sald, has $10,000,000 worth of
ptilntlngs Btorcd In a house In London.
Mr. Morfifan's own house ls In Now
York. It la easy to see Mr. Morgan's
rctiBon for wantlng the art tax ro
pealod. If tho pietures came over here.
presumnbly tho public might get a
clmnco to sc_ them once In a whlle.
So, again, tho publlc ndds Its mito or
"reason" lo that proffored by tho col
Ipctors, tho artlsts and the 150 college
But thls aggregato of reasons does
not begin to Esufllce, because stand
patttsm Ir, king of tho House of Repre
sentatlvos. On one 6ido of the ques?
tlon there ls tho wholo of Uncle Joo
2nnnon. On tho other slde there la
nobody but tho people. What do the
\morican Free Art Leaguers cxpect for
tholr money? They aro urged to de
?st from their futile and foolharay
Just ono woek to-nlght tlio nows
ot the death of that emlnent cltlzon
>nd lawyer, Jlr. Frank XV. Christian.
tvlll havo been recelved at thls office.
lt has been tha wlsh of Tho Tlmes
Dlspatch to notlco cdltorlally nnd nt
ongth tho great loss thls communlty
las sustained by hls death. This loss
s so well oxprossed and so Just an
istlmato of his qualltles nnd charac
eristlcs set forth In tho resolutions or
:he commlttee adopted ot the meeting
)f the bar of thls clty, that we have
loclded to publlsh thom tn full. and
they wlll be found ln tho columns of
thls Issue.
Mr. Christian was pro-emlnently a
lawyer. Llko Burko, he ostoemed tho
law to be the flrst and noblest of
lutnan sciences?a science whlch doos
nore to qulcken and Invlgorate the
jnderstandlng than all tlio other klnd
if learnlng put together. But ln be
ng a great lawyer, Mr. Christian wus
ilso a great cltlzen. Hls arguments
n and advocacy of great causes have
eft tholr impress upon the wlso ad
nlnlstration of Justico ln thls State.
.hat wlll not be soon forgotton. No
nan could wlsh or could rbcelve a
jreater reward.
It was the recollectlon of Tho T-and
mark* that a certain erroneous state?
ment about Congressman Fowler's re?
lation to banks was pubtished in tlm
Richmond Tlmes-Dlspatch', but that pa?
per ls not aware of having mado II.
Of course, wo had no idea of dolng an
Injustlce, and lf we have named the
ivrong contemporary, we hasteu to beg
pardon.?Norfolk Landmark.
No apology ls necessary. Tho Land
mark's Integrlty of character ls above
The Mllltown Bnnnnr's .iroposa'. to
n.f.rry old Blll Sklillt to tho presldent
3f the Texas red-bcanled Indies is here
ivitU indlgnantly rej?cted. Mr. Sklllit
ilroady pos3esses one of tbe nnest help
ov.'cta '!iut evor mado a homestead
happy. and the manners of Texas fe
mule! t.ort and the prlvlieges of tho
Dikota dlvorce-mi'l aro alike ahhor
rent to hlm.
The Paragraphers' Unlon may havo
a llttle .*urj.risa tn the wny nf a dark*
horse to sprlnrf on the Denver conven?
tion, but wo havo nothlng to &ay at
tbls time
Another solutlon of the tnternatlonal
marrlage problem would be for The
Hague to pass a law requlrlng ull
European nobles to be born rlch.
Intelllgent observers fully approve
the theory of the closed door for the
H. Thaw courtroom.
There was a dlngy race ln RIo Ja?
nelro yesterday. We are not speaking
of the Brazlllans.
George Ade's decision that he would
not cntor polltlcs seems to have been
among the last made along that line.
. All of Mr. Roosevelt'o true friends
are posltlve that he ls golng to make
a cracklng ex-Presldent.
An oftlclal report shows that out of
1,200 plants ln Indlanapolis, no less
than 850 smoke, whlle none chew.
Madamo Tetrazzlnl's ftguro ls largt
ln every sense of thosi* few slmpie
If San Pranclsco admlts Schmltz
to ball, why not go a step farther anc
odmlt hlm to bo a ftne fellow?
The Secretary of thc Treasury of th<
Paragraphers' Union always reslgns a
oiice when anybody wants hlm to.
Paris (France) has R7.000 trecs. ex
ludlng tuo fnmlly and boot varietv.
Famous Words of Famous Men.
"What is the Third Estate?"
SEBASTIAN CHAMFORT, Paris (1741-1781).
This question first uppeared aa
a tltlo to a pamphlet Issued ln Paris
ln 17S3. It ls attrlbutecl to Sebas
tlan Chamfort, a colobratod Parlslan
wrlter und ep'grammatlst, "the best
talker ln France," and one who fur?
nlshed Ideas to other men.
Like Mlrabeau. says ono wrlter.
Chamfort "waa fond of brushlng the
most electrlc hoad" ln Europe. tyme.
Moliiticl ia quoted as saylng that he
mado "one luugh and thlnk at tho.
same tlm?."
Cliamforfs studied productlons,
however, woro not popular. The
Purls sliops would not, or could not.
sell h's books, and thua tho boy
cotted author was forced to wi'lto
scrmoiiB for others to preach, pro
paru pamphlets for others to pub
llsh und formulute ipolltlcal ad
dreases for otlic-rs to dellvor.
Clminfort's llvlng, however, was
derlved from tlie uso of hla tonguo
rnlher than from tlio wleldinz of
hls pcti. Wlth every eplgrom whlch
ho floatetl upon tlio small talk of
tlio l'arlslan solons h's reputiillnn
for .lirlglit aml notable utterunues
increased, atul tlui Klng granted hlm
a pousioii of l,:oo llvres.
Tlio order of Louis XVI. convok
ing tho last Ktiitoa Genoral ln
France, ric-.slgnated as having a rlght
to be I'irc-seiit at tho olectoral as
Komlill^s ,)[ the Tlers Etat "all the
.Inhnb tants of the cltles,' boroughs
and rural dlstrlcts, French hy blrth
or natiirull-atioii, of the age of
tweniy-iivo Vears, having a flxed
resldence or entered on tho list of
' "What it the Tlers Etat?" asked
the paiuphlcteor, to whose work
Chamfort gave 'the name. "TfcQ
answer ls?everythinff. It has hltn
erto beun, ln thp polltlcal order,
'noth'ng,* und lt does requlra 'to be
something.'" -
tnis numDer. win- -?*" -???
H houIb ln the thlrd ordor.
ic*-er Ou'eft-ce'duo le Tlers
OVItat la tho.thlrd. ostato?)
tor youraelt? ? , ?
?1 Nw jltst dona.a Ptece of jvorlt.
sald Chamfort ono <3?>' to a llterary
, "Wimt." snld- tho frlend, "a
''>*"?. l am not suoh a too1*'' ro
plic-il Ci.umfort "I havo oomplotea
? '?'? th'. ,,r ? bnnk.'.fiml have glven
lt l" thut Puritan. Sloyes. Ho can
comuiMit ,ii, u at hls-lf ????"?? "^
'.'? ilH'i ulono wlll stand.' The
tltle wns
?What Is tho Third ]?>
orrowed Jingles
2,%-autltl a uttie cold, that was all;'
go thu neighbora sadty sald ? >
Whon they len-rncd thajyho was dead,
con8t?gatln*j round hls bed?
H* eaught a llttle cold. that wm all.
H* caught a llttle cold. tliat war all;
when and how ho eouldn't say,
Thought lt soon would so away, ?\
But tha cold wo? there to ?tny?
Ut caught a l|/tlo cold. tliat *?? ?H.
Ho caught-4 Uttio cold, that was nll;
Ho mieozcd and cnuiriird and mumbUd,
In turn ho sworo and grumMed.
But hli prldo at loot wns humbled?
U? caught a .llttle cold. that was aU.
Ho caught a llttle cold. that was all;
The cold grew'qtilte surprlstng,
Hla tamperaturo kept rlslng,
And tlio rtoctor came advlslng?
Ho enught a llttle cold, that wai all.
Ho caught a llttle cold. that wa; all;
And bo lay dulet. neitly drcssed
In hl? very Bunday best,
ln a long unbroken rost?
Ho caught a llttle cold, that wm all.
Condltlono In Chlcagu.
Mre. LakPslrlc?Oh, ye?: some of those
norrow-mlnded excluitlve Enntern peoplo'Bay
tliat Chlcago Isn't cultlvatcd.
Mr. Lnkeslde?Humph! All the clty ls
exct-pt the south pnrt. and that's too
m-i'-tby. The lana aln't worth cultlvatln'.
Ttwtt and Country.
Bnlie's ftyinptmnio.
Tho Vlsltor?So th* bnhy"' stto somethlng
thal dlsagrpod wlth hlm, did ho?
Tho Chlld?Ycaslr. nn' ma doesn't know
If II wm tho pnlnt ort thu front nato, r?
some onrth out of tho flower pota, or
---1l.-t<- button- that pa lost.?Harper's
The l?lrty.'. '
Managor?N'ow. ns to tlio mornl quality
of tho plece, wo wlsh tbnt to be very con
Playwrlght?By Its absence?
Manager?Oh, when It comes to mero
detalls of method, we. Icavo everythlng to
you, of course. Wo don't caro how you
manogo lt.?Puck.
More Than Snrprlf-eri.
Bacon?Wo woro traniplnp through the
wodds lost summer and suddenly wo camo
to n lake four mlles wldel
Babert?And you wero surprlsed?
"Surprlsed? Wliy, wo eouldn't got over
lt "?Yonkers Statesman.
Looks Mke It.
It hapnoned ln the tldeshow; sha welghod
The fellow was a conjurcr, who did ?omo
clever trlcks:
Tlio lady popped tho questlon; he dldn't un?
At leoet, pretended, not to. Now waa that
s!ol6ht of hand?
?Washlngton Herald.
A Blt Ltmlted.
The Inqulsltlvo vlsltor to the studlo of the
fumous hnt crotchety artlst propounded tho
query. "What do you mlx your colors wlth?"
"Wlth bralns. alr," replled tho palmer
In dtgnlfled tones.
"Ah," commonted the vlsltor. **ao you
palnt mlnlatures."?Pearaon's Weekly.
A Slap.
"I don't know that man," eald Mlss Van-o.
"but he's boen telllng every ono how won
dorfully freah my complp.ilon Is."
"Yes?" replled Mtts Cuttlnij. "Perhaps
ho's an agont for It."?Phllndelphla- Presi.
Voice of the People.
Thc Tlmes-nUi-ntoh ttIH prln*
slgtied letters on rll queatlona -rrhlch
relrte t?? Ibe publlc tvelrnre. Such
nrtlvleH Mbonld unt escced lo length
ir>0 lrnrdn. except under cxcepttnnal
clrcumxtonrr-t. nnd should be Hlscued
wlth tbe fTH nnmc of tlie wrller.
end xlioDld benr litsi or her oddreaa.
Thc niune of Ihe tvrlter wlll bc
lvUliheld If ileslrt-il.
Asaesament of Lands.
Edltor of The Times-Dispatch:
Slr.?I have read wlth- pleasure and
proflt the excellent artlcle ln The
Times-Dispatch of recent date by Hin.
Robert Turnbull, of Lawrenceville,
touchlng the gros9 Inequalitlos In the
assessments of real estate ln' the vari?
ous counties and sectlons of the State.
I was not surprlsed at the enormity
of tho Inequallties. No doubt, they
wlll appear shameful. as well as start
llng. to those who have never had
occaslon to look Into the matter of
taxatlon even to a llmltod extent. Tbnt
such inequallties should exlst ln thls
hnnored old Commonwealth that has
glven to tho republic so many re
rowned stntesrnen was a surprl<te, In
doed. No doubt they have exl^ted for
n:any years. Tt ls uaelcss now to dls
cuss the ouefUion ns to how and why
the Legl-Maturo of thls Stato has
neglected for so long a tlme ao irn
oortnnt a Mibject ns equut and unlform
taxntlon ln one of 1t*? mn^t Important
fontures, or to lay the blame on an>
one. Tlie fact ls the- people aro wrong
ed. and the Important questlon I-44 to
rlght the wro"g. nnd that as riulckly
a? it can be dino. The tnxpayers of
the State arp certalnly Indobted to Mr.
Turnbull for hls mo?t excellent artlcle.
Tblnk of It, ye lawrnakers at Rich?
mond! Powhatan countv lands aasess
ed at an avern?re of 13 per ncre, and
thoKe of T.-inenburs- at $2 per acrel
Thos*. of Mpcklonburg at S3 ner acro,
ond t"-o??? of Brunn-wtrk at *7! Your
Or-ptUution Ignored. If not dpfled:
common lu-tic-44. as hPtwi?<*n nplghh^r?
and a? b<=tween taxoavprs and tb^lt
State pnvprnment tr.lmpled upon: com?
mon fnirnesa between landownerf
lauBrhcd at and common hone*<ty drlver
f?-->m homo v/lth head bowed for very
Why has such a Ptate of affalrs px
Ictr-d for so long. Oo you a.?k? Tbe
an?M*er ls en?v?the ppo-oio mr many
lnnc vpars have been givlng thelr at?
tention to too creat an eyt?nt tc
natlonal instpar] of to Ptate polltlca.
, Thepo Inr-ouaHtlPs pxl*>t. no doubt. Ir
overv ppctlon of the State. and. If Mr
Turnbull had extended his tabulatec
f-tatpment so as to oover the asaeeB
ments of nerponal property, be wnn't
hnve fotirti, I bove no doubt. lnetiuall
tlea Ju-'t afi creat ond a*? Kro's
How .ire these Inequallties to be re
moved, nnd homethltig llke oven-hamjcd
Justlon done tho taxpayei'H7 That tuey
shotlld bo removed beforo 1D10 ls oicnr,
A domand for, their rernovdl JM "om"
falr way should go to tho Leglslatui.n
st niohmotid from ?vory county in tlie
Stato, and lt should fft; lii'Ueh* way
?nd ln such ttrms and wlth such ern
phasls that legislatlvi actlon on tliis
ull-linpoTtant subjoct wlll not bo do*
ferroil or Ignorcd. A* ?. elttuM of
Brunswlck. I protest agalnst the out
rogo done 'ihe Mandowt.ers o tho cour.
y by a system of taxatlon that place t
tholr lands for taxa,tl?n at 17 per acru
r.nd tliose of Lttnenburg at $5 aml-thosa
of Meckienburg at $3, I not only pro?
test. but I demajuf a reformat on of
thn avstem of assesamonts that breeds
such KroMs Inentialltios; and in ' so
doinir I belleve that I volce tho sentl
ment of every fnlr-mlnded man In tho
three couhtles named.
It ls somctlmos not a dimm.lt matter
tc complaln or evon to ooint. out
wrongs and erron, but it Is qulto
often not an easy task to miggrcst a
remedy for such wrongs and errorn
and to gcl rld of their nurtful offect*.
Mr. Turnbull suggosts "tho appolnt
ment (bv tho Oovemor, I suppoBO. of
ii commissloner of valuatlon fof eaoh
cotigicsslonal district, to aot ln oon
Junctlon wlth the (county) assessor.i
* ? * whoso duty lt uhould be to
vislt each county In hls district and
oscertaln tlio market valuo of landa
and flx a genoral valuatlon ? ? ?
nt whlch thc lands aro to be assessed.
whlch should be a guldo to the as
scssors"?and to glve the assessors
power to'add to or subtract from thls
general valuatlon, so flxed by the
commissloner of valuatlon, accordlng
to Improvements, proxlmlty to cities
and towns aud railroads, otc, of tho
lndlvldual farms.
Such a change 'ln tho assossmcnls
of lands for taxatlon would bo a do
clded Improvement on tlio present sys?
tem, but it might not get rld **f In
cquallllcs ?s between congresstonnl
uutricts or as between uectlons. Under
such a system, It Is clenrly possible
that the lands of tho Flrst Congres?
sional District might bc assessed at too
low or too hlgh a flgure as compared
wlth the 'lands of another district, and
then we' would havo lnequalltles a?
betwoon congressional dlstrlcts Juat us
wo now have them us between coun
tles. There would be no check to or
bar agalnst or relief from such a re?
sult. I do not say that such a result
would certalnly come, even In futuro
years, but I Suggest that It Is best to
place a check to and n bar agalnst
iho posslblllty of sucli a "result?at
leatd, as far as we can do so.
Practlcal equality In asscssmonts ls
what all taxpayers dcslro and should
strivo to attaln, and evory avenue of
lnequallty should be eloscd. We can?
not get perfect equality. That Is lm
posslble. What we would be satlsflod
Wlth Is npproxlmntc equality.
Wlth the consent of Mr. Turnbull, I
will ofter an umendment?perhaps,'It
would be bf-tter to say a sttbstltute?to
hls plan. We have ten congressional dls?
trlcts. Group them by twos, so that
they wlll be contlguous. Let tho
Governor or tho Leg|nlature appolnt a?
well, let hlm be called "commissloner
of valuatlon." Then there wlll be llve
for the State to act as a "State Board
ot Equallzatlon." Thc dutles and
powera of tnls board should be deflnlte
ly and cautlously prescrlbed by law, so
as to empower It to equallze thc valu?
atlon of lands for taxatlon fas nearly
as It Is possible to do so) as between
congressional dlstrlcts and sectlons.
Each member of the board would bu
n check upon tho other, and a majorlty
could?and, no doubt, would?prevenl
any gros-s lnequallty.
Thls *'State Board of Equallzatlon"
might also be empowered to attend to
the valuatlon of railroads. exprcs*
companles, telephone compunles, Pull?
man palace cars, corporatlonn generul
ly, etc, for purposes of taxatlon.
Other States have a "State Bnard ol
Equallzatlon," and such gross lnequal?
ltles as exlst In thls State have been
slowly but surely gotten rid of.
Xo l.yncliliiK" In Virginia.
Edltor of Thc* Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Slr,?I observo an cdltorla! regardlns
lynchliig ln your Issue of tho llth
insrtant. I have complled the annua
statlstlcal statemente for many yeart
and am glad to lnforiu you there wcrt
no lynehings ln Virginia In 1907 ant
none wero reported by the Trlbune
Tho entire statement of totals In IU
edltorlal ls Incorrcct and the flgure*
must have been 'gathered from sorw
other source. So, I thlnk you mav
eafely wrlte "Vlrglnia" on tho "honoi
roll," where It has been wrltten s<
many tlmes before. Wlth congratula
tlons. Sincerely yours.
? (Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
NORFOLK, VA., January 19.?Tha
frlends of B. L. Dashlell announces that
ho Is prepared to furnlsh approved
bondamen to take tho place of thoso
who wlsh to retlrc from tho obllga
tlon, and also glve bond for the new
charge of larceny brought Frlday.
It Is expected that thore wlll bo a
conforenco Monday between court of
flcials, Mr. Dashlell and attorneys,
when tho questlon of the amount of
bond ln both of the cases. wlll be do
termlned and arranged. In tho mean'
tlme a Portsmouth police- offlcer ls on
duty at the resldence of tho aecused.
While there are rumors of other son
satlonal deyelopments In the cases,
and probabiy other actlons against
the defendant, nothlng of a deflnlto
nature can be learned.
"UcBrlde'a Caac Wlll Be Prosecuted
by CouiuiootvcaKb'n Attoruey.
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.}
NORFOLK, VA., January 10.?It ls
deflnltely announced that the authorl?
tles of Portsmouth wlll take up tho
McBride case, who ls charged wlth
oontructipg a blgamous marrlage on
a Norfolk county llcense, and that the
Commonwealth's Attorney wlll vigor
ously prosecuto the aecused. It ls ex?
pected that tho transfer of the prlsoner
wlll be mado on Monday.
McHrldo'a frlends aro endeavoiing
to secure bondmen, ln order to ask
Mayor Reed, of Portsmouth, for oall
It ls admltted that tho posslblllty of
securlng thoso wllllng to ball hlm out
is problematlc.
As yet nothlng haa been heard from
the authorltles of Curollne county.
where lt Is alleged that McBride con
trauted a blgamous marrlage under
the name of ,Dallas, and wlthin loss
than a year aftor his flrst marrlage In
Vlrglnia. ?/ ,
Mnthews Notes.
[Speclal lo he Tlmes-Ulspatoli.]
VA., January 10.?Sands Smlth, Jr., as
Kihtiint cashler of tho Mathews Bank; ls
reoovorlng from an attack of appeh
Mlss Mae Hudgtns, of Norfolk, ls
? vlslting the home of her uncle, Captaln
Alex. P. l-lurut, of East Rlver.
Mr. Dabney O. Bakor, of the Haven,
has returned from a short vlsit to
Dr. A. G, Valden bas been called to
N-irfolk, his slster bolng slck in that
clty. ,
"Mrs. Powhatan Robertson and Mlss
Ellen Harrlson Robertson leavo ln a
few days for Rlchmond clty, where
thoy will spend the romalnoer of tho
Tlio offlcers of Mobjack Lodge, No.
273, I. O. O. R, were Irtstalled ln their
tesRPCtlvo chalrs at the last meeting,
tlio vlslting breth'ren conductlng the
ceremnnlos ? being Captaln Jas. P.
Thurston and Jno. ... porrest of Ma
thows Lodgo, uiul Gv 13, T. Ln?e,.the
district dcputy urandmaster.
Taylor Oarnett. Jr., l? ihe guest of
hls father, Hon. G., V. Qurnott, at Pop
lar Orovo.
Mrs. C. O. Brown,' of tho Harbor,
is at t|ie Maryland Goneral Hospital.
under Hreatment uf Dr. Jno. D. Blnko
Tlio fuperal ot Frank Dlggs, colored,
who was acoldentally shot and ln
stautiy kllled on Wednesday, took
plaeo vestordav from hla Jatc* hom?.
(Copyrlght, 1007. by Bmmuska Orczy. all rlghts reservcd.)
ciiaptbii XV.?Continued.
"At your foot, falr one," ho replled,
wlth undlsgulsed admiratlon expros
Bed ln hls evory look, "and burn ng
wlth Joalousy at tho thought of hlm
for'whoso iflke your swoot flngore
plucked the prtal of that mnrguerlto."
She Btlll hold tho flower. half-strlp
pod of its pclnl?: ho put out hls hnnd
ln ordor- to take It from hor, or per?
haps merely for tho eako of toucblng
for ono Booand tho soft velvot of her
own. ,
Harry Plantagenet, close by, liad
( Btretched hlmself out larlly In the buii.
"Oh!" sald Ursula, a 1'ttlo confused,
i stlll a little shy and nervous, "that . . .
I that -wns for n favorlte brother who 1?
nhsent ? . and I wlsbod to know If ho
hnd nol forgotten me."
"rmpoMslblo." he replled with deep
convlptlon. "ovon for a brother."
"Your Graco Is nleasod to flattor."
"The truth spokon to ono ao, falr
must ovor sectn a tlattery."
"vour Graco! . . ."
Ho loved to watch tho color como
and go In her face, tho ilalnty, glrllsh
movemppts. simplo nnd tinnffeeted.
that llttlo curl wMoh looked Hke llv?
lng (f-ld lieslde tho small, shell-ltke
enr. Hls pnsslonnte love for the beau?
tlful was more thnn sntlnted at tho
??xnuls!te p'oture boforp Mm. and then
*ho had auch a muslcal ond tcndor
v|rt/>e": he had heard- hor slnglng Jubi
, now.
j "But you seem tn know me, falr one.'
he wHd nfter nwhlle.
"VTbn doos not know Hls Grace of
Wosbcx'" ?ho rospondcd, maklng a
prPtlv curtsoy,
"Then" lot me be even wlth you,
sweet slnror. and tell me your name."
Ursula darfed n sudden shy look at
hlm. Ohvlously be was convey'ng tho
truth: ho did not know who she was.
A oulck thought crosaod her mlnd; sho
looked dptnurely down her nose and
snld plncldlyj
"Mv name Ib Fanny."
"Yes . . . you do not Hke lt'.'"
"I dldn't before," ho snld wlth n
smilc. "hut now I ndnre lt."
"I'am gettlpg tn liko lt bolter too,"
shp nddod thouabtfully;
"But. sweet Fnnny, tell mo how Is
It T never have seen you beforo?"
"Your Grace does not know. all tho
ladles of the Court"
"No! but I thought I knew all tho
pretty one. Yet. meseema that heauty
was but an empty word now that I
havo seen Its queen."
"Ah! my lordi I fear me your re
I putntlon doth not wrong you aftor
! ull!" she added wlth a qualnt llttle
""Why??what ls my reputatlon?"
"They rnll you ,flckle, and say the
Duke of Wescex loves many women a
llttle . . . but coristantly, not at all."
He cnme a stop closcr to her, and
l trled to meet her eyes.
"Then -wlll you let me prove them
wrong?" he snld with sudden eerlous
ness, whlch perhaps then he could not
h'mself hnve nccounted for.
"I? ..." she enld nrtlesaly, "what
mu**t I do for that?"
"Anythlng you like." he replled.
"N'ay, I have no power . . . for I
fear mo nothlnir Bhort of puttiriar yom
Grac?* undf>r iTk und koy would cure
you of that flckleneis."
"Then put me under lock and fcey.'
he suggested gallv.
"I-" an lnaccestdble tower?"
"Wherever you please."
She gave a merry. bappy. Ilttl<
laugh, for be was Ha?wi|pg ou'to c'n?i
to her now, hls proud head sllKhtlv
hent so that the quick whlspcrei
words pilgh eas'ly reach her ears: anr
there was an- unmlstakable look oi
ardent admiratlon ln hls eyes. /
il?mon of mlscblef suddenly seized her
Sho'wondered whether he had eruesFer
who she was ard t*-led to ncttlc hin
Into betraylng hlmself.
"And to whom shall I erlve the kej
of that tower?" "?he ss?ld demurely
"To t*"o Lady Ursula G'ynde?"
"No." h-* repl'ed. "come Inclde ani
throw tho kpy out nf tho window."
"But the Lady Ursula?" Bhe perslat
He made a qulck gesture of mack
"What wanton crue'tv to mopilin
tbnt osme pot*-." he ?o|d. "**-hen mlne
P8? ?*re turrerf to Tunnv.'"
"?Tl, v.-ri"-T they "hould he so turn?
ed?T.ody Uasula, they say, ls your
i)rml?c(l wlfe.'
"Rut I do not i"ve her . . . never
i*o?*''' lnve ber wbllst . . ."
'They say she ls not ill-favored."
"Ill-fnvoreil to me. llke the bltter
nllls the medicine man glves us, whllst
you . . ."
Once more she Interrupted nlm
"You have never seen her." she pro
|octr/i "vou do not even know whit
she Is llke.'1
"Xav. I can guess.- Tbe Glyndes are
nll nllko , . . sandy, angular, large
foeled . . ."'
She lsuehed a lnnc. merrv. rlnnll?-ir
loneh. whleh net hl* enrs tl^cllnc- wlth
tbe deslre to bear It once o^aln. Ur?ula
as Indeed enjoylng herself thorough?
"They nll hnvo brown eyes." he con
t'eued B*?Ilv. "a"*! lu?t row T feel as
If I could not endure brown eyes."
Sbe east down her own,~veIllng them
wlt*- ber lorg ia?hes.
"What eyes could your Grace b?*nt
endure for tbe moment?" she snld wlth
the same ta**tnllslng demurencss.
But something magnetic must havo
nassed at that moment between these
two young people. somo subtle cur
rent from hlm to ber, whlch forced the
innocent youog glrl to rnise her eves
almout agalnst ber w'll. Ho looked
strnlgbt Into their wonderful depths.
and murmurerl snftly:
"The very bluest of the blue, and vet
so grev tbat I should feel they must
somebnw be green . . ."
A llttle sbudder hnd gone through
her when flr't'she met bl?< ordert ernvse:
sbe tried to f**e? herself from a stldtlen
strange snd dellclous feellng of obses
slon. nnd sald wlth somewhat forced
mevi.?mpi't now:
"Tbe Queen bas greenish eyes, and
Ln^v Ursula's nre grey . . ."
Then she held out the marguerlte
to M'rh.
"Would vou Tke tn know whlch you
lnvo best?" sho edded: "consult t'*e
mnrgiierito . . . and take ono potal
nt a time." '
But ho took the hand whlch held the
"One petal at a timo sne wnlsnererl.
He took tbe plor>cler finarers nnd lclssed
eneh ln Its turn: "thls th<> snftesf .
that tbe wMte?t ... all rose-tipped
, . nnd n fenst for tho gods . . ," ..
"Mv lordlv. . ."
"Now you are frbwnlng?you are not
"Very angry!".
"TH rn"ke arnends," he sald humbly.
*: "Glve me . tho other hand .and - TU
sb"^' you."
"Nav! I cunnot do thnt, for we are
told that tbe .left. bnr>d must never
krnw wbxt tho rlttht hS"d doelb."
; "It s?-o1l pot," he relolned enrnestly.
"fo>- T'll tell "t a dlfferent tale."
"W-ot Is It?"
"O-lve mo the hand and you shall
. Overheod ln tbe_ t-reen hosnu?ts nf
(VPV. a K'"Min of stni,f|*,e-? b<?o-<*Ti (o
tw|tt?v, ^l'* pun wns .lu?t bfttrlvuilng
to sjnk down ln the West, tbrowtng
round 'tbe bend of tbo falr young wlrl
an aureole of gold. He stood wateh
'i*cr -ber, i*npr*v in thls the supremn
inoiwppt of hls Uf'". A mnnrlc veil
seemed to envelop him and ber, shnt
t|pcr out nll tl'Bt porijbn nf the yovhl
wbleb wns pot ' n'n**tle iu*d benntlful:
ii nd she, tbe pvipstess of thla exnu's'te
Pt>w unlvorse, i"to which be' hod Just
eptored. wns emll'rgly holdlng out her
rlii'*-tv i-nmi to Mm.
' He alessPd lt-and a sudden wave af
nns?>|nii caused hlm to bend over lt and
k|s? Its soft j'.o'.sv pnlm,
"Nny, ""'v lov>i,".p>*e mui'mur*>d, onn
fusod, "that your Graco should thlnk
of such folllesl"
.,t"1T0.t.Wn2n i'ou ,oo1f ftt ">?-" ho sald.
"I thlnk ot worso tolllea Btlll."
"Women say that thero Is no worse
folly than to llston to II.s Grauo ol
"Do you think they are rlght?"
"How can I tell?"
"By Hstenlng to me for half an
"Hore, ln thls garden?'"
?No! . . . thcrer. . . by tho rlver.
And he polntod beyond the encloaure
of tho garden, thero where the soft
ftvenlng breczo gently stlrred tbe
rushcB In the stream. "
"Ohl . . . what would everybodr
BaXr.Jh0 ^cli'mod In mock alarm.
"Nothlng! Envy of my Bood fortune
would make them dumb."
"But tho Queen wlll be aBklng for
you and tho DuchosB of Llncoln
wonder.ng where I am." cm
"They shall not flnd us . . . for we'll
pull the boat beyond the reeds .
Just you and I alono . . . wlth tha
gloamlng all around us . . . nnd tho
twlttcr of tho blrds when they go to
resl. Shnll we go? ..." s
Her heart had already consented.
Hls volce was low and persuaslvo, a
strnngfl enrnostnoss seemed to vlbratu
ll".r!i>,l5-h ,t* tts ho ^effS-sd her to comt
wlth hlm.
Slowly she began to walk by hla
sldc townrda the stream. Sho seem?d'
starcely nllve now, a belng from an?
other world, wandorlng In the land ol
dreams. Ho sald nothlng more, for
the world was too beautlful for speech.
Youth, lovo, dellght were" couralng
through IiIb voins, and as ho led tho
young glrl towards the bark It seemed
to hlm as If ho were taklng her away
from tlils dull world of prose and hu
manlty. rar. far away through mys?
terlous golden gatcs beyond tho sun
set. to a land whero ahe would relgn
as queen,
Tho rlver bockoned to them, and thc
soft, mlfity horizon seemed to call. The
Intox't-oting odor of aummer's dylng
roscs filled thc alr. whilBt In the dls?
tance across tho stream a nlghtlngale
began to slng.
The L'itlmnliiiii.
Tho envoy of His HollnesB had do
Mary Tudor had dlsmisBed her ladles,
for she wlshed to spoak wlth tho Car
dlnal de Moreno alone.
Throughout the audionce wlth tlm
Papal Nunclo Hls Emlnonco had al
ready seen the Btorm-clouds gathetlng
thlck and fast on the Queen's ' brow.
His Grace of Wessex. gone to fetch a
brevlary. loft accldentally on the ter
racc coplng, had boen gone half an
hour, and, moreover, had not yet re?
Her Majeaty had sent a pago to ie
que-U HU (Irace's pr-rsence. Thc page
returned wlth the Intlmatlon, that Hla
Grace could not be found.
Some one had spled him In the dls?
tance, walklng towards the rlver ln
company wlth a lady dresBed In whlte.
Thon the Btorm-clouds had burst.
Tho Queen peremptorlly ordered
overy one out of the room. Then she
turned wlth real Tudor-llko fury upon
Hi*< Emlnence.
"My Lord Cardlnal,"' she sald In a
qulvertng vo'ce. whlch she did not even
try to steady. "an you had your maK
ter's wlshes at heart, you have imlerd
gone tbe wrong wny to work."
The Cardlnal's keen gray eycB had
watched Mary's growlng wralh -wlth
much amus*-iiient- "What was a wo*
man's wrath to hlm? Nothlng hut nn
nssot. an ii-Miti-T.il udvantage ln thn
polltlcal game whlch he was playlng.
Never for r, moment did ho depart.
however. from hls att tude of decpost
respect. nor from hls tono of suave
"I seem to have offended Your Ma
Jesty," ho sald gently. "unwlttlngly, I
assure your. . . ."
But Mary was ln no mood to bandy
pollte words wlth the man .who had
played her thls clever trlck. She was
angered wlth herself for having falh-n
Into so clumsy a trap. A thousand
suggestlons now occurred ? to her of
whal she mlght have done to prevvnt
tl-e meetlng between Wessex and Ur
suln. whlch the Card.nal had ooviouir/
??N'av, masks off. I pray Your Eml
r*o.Te," she ssld. "That trlck Just now
with your breviary. . . . Own to lt.
man . . . own to it . . are you
r-nt proud to have trlcked Mary Tudor
so easily?"
Khe was trombllng wlth rago, but
looked nigh to burstinsr into tenrse. A
shade almost of pity crossed Hls Eml
nonce's cold ar>d clever face. It seemed
nlmost wantonly useless to have a'ded
fate ln snatcblng a yourg nnd hond
- me lov.r frim thls lll-favored, mid
dle-aged woman.
But the Cnrdlnal" never allowed
worlclly sentiments of any klnd to in
terfere for more than one or two sec?
onds with thc object be hod In vlow.
Tbe look of plty qulckly faded from
lils eyes, glvlnsr place to the sam-J
m.-i"k of resnectful deference.
"My brevlarv." he sa'd blandly.
"Nay. I am stlll at a loss to under
staiid. . . . Ab! yes. I rememhor
nnw. ... I hnd left lt bn the balus
tradp. . . . Hls Grare of Wessex,
a pnttern of chlvalry. offered to fetch
U for me. ard . ,*"_,- . ..,
"A flne scheme. Indeed. My Lord.
Intorrupfd tbe rineen impatlently. 'to
s?pd tb--* Duke of Wes-iex courting after
mv *~pl?l-<r-maid." ,',' _ _.
"The Duke of Wessex?" rejoined FIls
Emlnence wlth vell-oleyed oston'si,
ment: "nav. methoutcbt I 6nl*d hlm
ln?t now ln tbe d'stance keenlng th.
vows he once made to the Lady Ur
sul? Glvnde." . ___ _ ,,,
"I r>r?y you do not reneat that siliy
fnlry lale. ' wl" Grpee made no promlso.
'T"'fl? the E?rl of Truro dnsired tho
mnrrloge. ard tne Duke hnd balf-for
eotten tM* until Your Emlnence chose
to l*-t?rfere." ' . -
"Nav! >*ut Your M?1esty does ? tne
tr-pvn in,iii"t'cp. "vvbpt bavp the amnura
of Hli Grnce of We-?sex to do wlth me,
v ho am tbe envov of Hls Most Catho
IU- vr_irstv. tbe Klner of Sr-sln?"
"?Twere wlrnr. certpinlv." retortod
?Uprv coldly. "If tbe Klnpr of Spst" 9
ejivov.tUd not copeerr. bimoplf wltn
roustng the Oi'wn nt F.**iris>nd's anger.
An Armcd Trucc. |
Hls Em!nence hnd gradually wan
dorod down towards the low wall whlon
dlvlded tl.o palaco gardens from the
rlver beyond. ? ; '?_'
Ho had always been very partlal to
thls remote portlon of the grounds,
for It was llttle frequented, and ho f?*lt
that hero at Ienst ln hls lonely wal.cs
he could lay aslde that mask of per
pctual blandness whlch he was obllged
to wear all day, whatever hls moods
mlght be. ?-' , '_
It was soldom that ho met anybody
whon his footsteps led h-m thus far.
Great was hls astonlshment. thercfo-a,
wheft he suddenly spled a flguro.lean
ing over tho wall, evldently Intent on
praylng Into tho darkness below.
The Cardlnnl drew near and recog
nlzed Lord Everingbam, tho closost
friend. the most Intlmate companion,
H s Graco of Wessex waa known to
havo., , . -.1' _ ,_,
The young man had not heapd Hla
Emlnence's footsteps on tbe sanded
path: he started on hearlng hla name.
' "th! My Lord Everingham," sald th*
,'Cardlnal; lightly. "I llttle thought to
see any ore here. I niyoelf am fonfl
of conimunlng with nature In these
gatherlng shadows, but you are a
voung man. Thoro are gayej* ,attrac
tlons" for you wlthin tho palace." *
lt wns too dark by now even for Hl?
Emlnence's keen eyes to read the ex
press'oiv on Lord Everlnghain's face.
Tlio astiite dlplomntlst, however, moro
than guessed what the young man's
i purpose ? was ln thus scannlng tho
|:,....'.. -tn- nrnr-o. of Woshox had nol
yet returned to tho palace, and lt wai
lUviiorauy known throughout the court
clrolo t-hnt.Hoi* Majosty was furloue ??
hls absopco. _
(To bo coiUlnuod To-morrow.),

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