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JBu.ln._s Offlce...918 E. Maln Stre?t. .Vssblnglnn Bureau. ??_?-* Mu'ntey UiilMtmj. Manchester Bureau.110. Hull Btr._t. retersburg Bureau.10 N. Sycamori 8t. l.vnchburc Biircnn...."I". Rlglith St. ' BY MAIL, One rOSTACII* PAID. Tesr. Dally wlth Sunday. ..$8.00 Dnlly wlthout Sunday '.00 Sunday rditlon only.. l.oo "Weekly (Wednesday). 1.00 ..0 ."- ... By Tlmes-Dlspatch Carrler Dellvery Eer vlce In Rlchmond (nnd suburbs), Manchcs tc- nnd Petersburg? One Week, One Year Dnlly wlth Stir.dsy. ,. .14 cents fO.SO Dally wlthout Sunday.,10 cenlt 4.130 Sundny only.'.. S cents -?lo (Ycnrly sub-crlptlon-; pnysble In advance.) Entered January L'7, 1903, nt Rlchmond, Yn.. ns socond-cla-s mntter under nnt of Congress of March ... 1S79. HOW TO CALL TIMES-DISPATCH. rersons ivl.hlnp lo Coromunlaite with The Tlmes-Dispstcli hy tet.pltone ?ill ask een Irn! for "4041," nnd ou belng nnswered from tlio offlce swltchboanl. wlll Indlcate tho de psrtment or person wlth whom they wish to speak. When calling between 8 A. M. nnd 9 A ii., ?nll to central offlce direct" for 4041. composlng-room; 4042. business office; 4043, for mnlllnB and press-rooms. SUNDAY. APRIli 19, 190S. MORE PROGRE9S IV FI*V.V.*.CI.-I. RKFORM. The bnll of flnanclal reform hns been started lolllng. and is gettin-c; fresh Impetus every day. Tlie much talk.il of Aldrich bill has heen unanlmously tabled by the House Commltteo on Cur? rency. It waa seen very plaln.y that thls bill ivas nnly a contlnuatlon and extenslon of the fundamental error of baslng currency on bonds. It was made more objectionable by some ??srranger" amendments offered by Mr. La Follette?the advanced Republican rcformer. of wlld Western ideas. An effort was made In the House by Mr. Vreeland. of New York, to save at least the name of the Aldrich bill by preservlng some of Its provlsions for i--sulng currency upon bonds. but striking out the La Follette amendment'* and addlng a provlslon for asset cur? rency. lt is hardly thought that wlth these amendments and addltions the Vreeland bill can becomo a law, as evl dajitly Mr. Fowler hus so impressed lils vlews upon the House as to make them dissatlsfied wlth anythlng but a thorou*_rh-golr,g currency scheme. Tho fact that Mr. Vreeland Incorporated ln the Aldrich 1)111 a provlslon for issulng currency against the general ?assets of a bank. and wlthout regard to bonds of any klnd. shows that the tldc is turnlng and Is now flowlng back to tho old ante-bellum princlples <>f a bank noto currency secured upon the assets ot the bank and payablo ln gold coln. It has been sald that lt Is one of the most important factors in tho flnanclal suprcmacy of Great Brltaln that a bill of exchange on London is payablc lli gold coln and In gold coln only. Thero Is no such question there as wo have In tliis country about what Is lawful money. Here wc have gold and sllver dollars. Unlted States Treas ury notes and greonbuckrf, and whil$ they all mny ultlmately. by due dlli gence, be converted into gold, yot lt is known throughout the world that wo havo several kinds of lawful money other than gold, and such knowledge does not tend to help our credit. lt seems now as lf both the Aldrich and the Fowler bllls nro going to fall thls sesslon, and that the wholo aglta tlon will resolve Itself Into a corrimls "V ' *? slon tcj, prppare-' a comprehensive cur? rency scheme; and we hope th. move? ment wlll take that dlrectlon.' lt ls far better to liavo no legislation than to have an unsatlsfaqtory, falsely founded makeslilft. Nothing could bet? ter illtislrate the advantages of dls? cussion both ln Congress nnd ln the press than the deadly holos that have been punchod in tho Aldrich bill and the excellent crlticlsms whlch have been mado to help tho Fowler bill. It t-eems to be generally thought that there wlll be no money strlngency this fall, as business is so- llght, and that thls tlme of rolnxatlon may well be employed in studylng tho tlieorles of elastlclty. We thlnk we may wlth . confldence hope that the agltatlon, hav j lng once been begun, will not ceaso un \ tli a satisfactory scheme of currency is fixed. PROSPEROTJS VIRGINIA?AGAIN. The actlvltiea ln the south western part of Virginia. whlch were only sllghtly retarded by the recent financlnl depresslon, are not ahead of the in? dustrlal development In tho olfler part of the State. Lunenhurg county, no long held back by the lark of trans? portatlon facilltles, ls now comlng to the front, anrt wlth the complellon through lts centre of the Virginlan Railway the county's heretofore un touched wealth ls belng brought to the surface. An lntereiitlng letter In another part of tliis paper tell's the story ln detail. From all of the towns ln tho eastern half of the State come encouraglng reports of results accompllslied and ol others belng worked out. While In the maln iiome capltal ant snorgy liave so far brought thcse ttiln'gt to pass, outsldo money ls comlng In Pittsburg, New York and Boston capl tal ls llndlng its way into Lunenbur. county, and at Emporia, ln Oreenes vllle county, ah immense veneer fac lory Is the roeult of safe Investinent o Baltlmore money. ln Sua.ex count) About Jarratts, Waverly and Wakoflel. (arm lands are belng taken by thrlft; tarmera from the cold West nnd North ,?reat, and these newcomer_^are Invost Vng also ln manufacturlng cnterprlsci lt may sound a little utrang-;, but it I ? faot that a florlst, who malntaln largo gardena ln Greenesvlile eounl} both In aud beyond the corporate limli ?f Emporia, Is solling his entlre pro tuct to Chlcago and Clnclnuo-U flow. inirrlintils. nnd hns been maklng dnlly Iphlpmrnts ever slnce thp flrst blid put |_orth thl.** sprlng. A linx fnclory lo ninko shooks for linxlng oil fur fnrrlgn shlprnent Is liolnu elected nt I.nwronrevlllc, ln Bruns? wlck county, ns rapldly ns the brick Inycr.t :md ckrpenier*( can do the work. The ..awroncevlllc Box nnd i.umbor Cimipntiy wns Incorporated l?jss thnn u month ag-o. nnd already tho slto for tlie fnctory lias been pnld for nnd the work of blllMIng cnmmenrecl. In thls ense Virginia capltal only ls Interested. nnd, tlie nio.it of H Is Brunswlck counly money. The smaller lown? throughout A'ir? glnln thnt havo tlio good fortune to be lccnteii wliero the rnw mnterlhl ls, nre rr.pldly becomlng niniiufacturlng towns. nnd tlie prospcrity of A'lrglnla ls being ri!-cstabin?hed on n wider nnd sounder basls than nt nny ilme ln the hlstory of the Old Domlnlon. THAT DEEIMiAID 1M.OT. AVhy hnvo liot those papers that malnlalti the poradoxlcal ljositlon thnt Uie pnnlc wus brought on by a fow flna'nclcrs to teach Mr. Roosevelt a lessbn called for thnt proof whlch Mr. Cior.ler so vnllnntly offered to glvo tlie Congresslonnl Commlttee on Bank? ing nna Currency? Thls Information Is too good to be kept a secret by Mr. Cro-ler. and the stern recltal of the .oncluslve facts whlch Iie has at hls lisposal would forever east Into de lected silence those who now somewhat .nerodiilously ask why even tlnanclers ihould liavo destroyed tlieir property, scld tlnir homes. and blown, out thelr irnins to terrify Mr. Roosevelt. Doubt css those newspapers which have so inrnestly and so frequcntly announced liis fa 31 are conversnnt wlth the rea ions on whlch Mr. Cro?ler based hls datement, but theso rensons were not rnde public by Mr. Crozler, and have >nly been darkly hlntod at by others. If it Is a fact that the recelvershlps 'or some rallroads, the stoppago of ucol mills, the falling price of cotton, he empty frelght cars, and tho vacant :oal mines are all a part of a dcep-laid ind sinlstcr plot to dlscredlt Mr. Roose? velt, then, In the name of that abso ute accuracy and dauntless truth-tell ng which some of the most voclferou. mpportcrs of thls theory have always roclalmed as tlielr chlef charactcrlstlc, he facts on whlch thls assumptloni ls lased should be mado public. To the inlookor who holds no brlef for Mr. f.oosev-c-lt, and only conslders tho pe ?Iodlc slackenlng of trade, whlch hns :orac to all natlons at all times, such liiarges seem hysterlcal and absurd in .he oxtreme, but mayhap?and we uso niayhap ln Its wldest sense?Mr. Cro der knows. Peradvcnture the Roose? velt soothsayers have tho data. In elther event, thc public would llke Ina facts. NOW FOIt THK MAY KESTIVAL. For fifteen years the Wednesday Club has been an annual feature of utilque importance ln tho lifo of thl. communlty. The choirs to-day are fllied wlth those who learned to ulng In the old children's chorus, while the knowledge and love of muslc has boen Iniiiicasurably spread and strengthened ln thls communlty by tho good work aml artistic productlons of thls valu? able organlzatlon. Liko Pittsburg and Chicago, the muslc organlzatlons of Rlclimond also aro feeling the effects of that retrenchmont whlch has been in evidence for the last slx months, but as a matter of public splrlt, buslneso policy, clvle prlde, to say nothing of personal satlsfactlon, tho Wednesday Club deserves nnd should recelve thc earnest good wlll and the flnanclal support of tho citizens of Richmond. Tho subscrlbers thls year are far be? low the usual number. Many are doubtless intending to come at the last moment. These good lntentlons, how? ever, may not be mado effective, and it ls the duty. as it should be tho-prlv? llege, of tho people of Richmond to como forward ancl support an organ? izatlon whose cxlstenco has alwaya been a delight and a credit to Rich? mond, and whose cessatlon would be littlo short of a public calauiity. niGii riticio OK MEAT. Apparently tho price of meat does not respond to thc same economlc laws as the price of cotton, oorn or plg Iron. Though. aivldends havo beon cut and men lald off in many pa-rts of tho coun? try, Though textllo Industries aro slack and tho domand for cotton goods is small. yet those who wish to cat meat mti6t pay a hlgher price for it than over before. Nor can thls bo sustalned by the clalm that the growth of popu? latlon in the AVest has destroyed graz lng grounds for tho sheep nnd cattle, because the receipts ot sheep and cat t'.Q for the flrst three months of lflOS fully cqual to those of 1007, while tho number of plgs recelved wns some? what larger. , The almplo fact soeiiis to bo that a carefully organlzed system, strotehlng from the ranch to tho retall inercliant, has control ot the price of meal. "All that the traffic will bear" is the motto, and under thls principle tho organlza. tion is forclng up tho cost of llvlng ln u most etrsentlt.1 staple. A remarkabh phase of thls condition ls thut the pack ers aro a trust wlthout belng a monop? oly, und that they are able to exlort thelr addltlonal trlbulo by nieuns 0: tlielr superlor capaclty of orgunlzatioi and not by the control of tho entln supply of raw material. The redros: it r tlio hcld-up public, therefore, ls 1 dlfflcult and doubtful inatler. "THE .'OXTIM'AI. DAAVN," (Solc.'.ted for Tho Tlmos-Dlspalcli.) "ln the end of the Subbath, us lt be gan 10 ilawn toward tho ilrst day o Ihe vyook, catiiu Mnry Magdul_n_ an tlie other Mury to see tho sopulchi* And, t-ohnkl. thore waa a great oarlh nuako; for tho ungel of tho J.imi da Bpended from heaven und camo an rolled DHi'k the stiiiio from tho doo iiud ?at upon It.*'?Malt., xxvlll. i-_. Thc end 0. tlie .lewlsh Sabbath per haps, but not tlic end of Uie Snbhntl Tliat Sabbatli wns only about to begli for thero ore no endlngs ln God's blo.s lu-a. There la un md only to aln, "Th lr.rt eti.iny llinl shall bc destroyed ls tlCBtll," "As It bPKnn to dnwn." Thnt ln Just whnt It dld. iTIils word, Wrltten wlth apparent accldent, Ih the vory oxpros sloii nf heaven, A now nnd tondev light shnt np In tho castorn sky, whlch tfemblcd wlth a new presenco nnd glowcd wlth an Inllnlto surprlse. Chrlstlanlty Is always dawnlng; tho Sfcbbnth dawns nll over tho world, and It. contlnuully growing brlghter. When Chrlst come.., the llght comes; when He shlnes, the dnrkness fleo*. awny, never to return. lt began Wlth creatlon. Ood crcnted tl'.n heavens that ilnwn every dny, And Ho stlll creates. There Is u Joyousness nbout the dawn, a tender rndlnnco, nn actlvlty of mlnd ur.d body new every dny. "Toward the lirst day." Now the prlmacy of tlmo ls covered wlth the higher attrlbute of grace. Tho "flrst day" lt had been slnco tlme wa.. divided Into weeks, months and yenra. For many a century It had been the "flrst day." as it were, by natlvlty, but now lt Is born agaln. It wns sown a littlo gllnt of tlmo; it rlscs blg with eternul splendor. So mnv we be borrj agaln! You, who aro flrst in intellect, would that you may also be lirst In goodness. And you who nro lirst ln energy, would that you were also lirst ln prayer! You who aro tlrst ln wealth, mny your golden galns be consecrnted to God and Hla work! For what purpose dld these women como? According to Matthew, they came "to see the sepulchre." Heart btoken, but loyal, they came to see the place where they had lald the preclous, brulsed body. It seemed as lf tho honvens wero closed up and the earth was without hope. But If they could do nothing more, they could como to wecp and to pray, Thus Mary Magdalcne and the other Mary teach us to pray whon all else la utterly dark and drear. Motlfer must polnt tho way; the housewlfe must make the home a sanctuary; the womanly heart must keep the altar-flre ablaze. They came to see the sepulchre. They saw moro than they expected?they sr.w it turned Insldc out. So may all our expoctancy bc fulfllled! We com*_ Ir.to the sanctuary to see?what'.' One unother? An lndlvidual? An occaslon? A servlce? A sepulchre? May each and all bc dlsappointcd ln the same happy way! May those who como to see the outslde, the mechanical and tlie transltory, see the Lord's own face aglow with llght: "The angcl of the Lord *?* ? rolled back the stone from tho door." The stone wns turned to a new uae, for the angel "sat upon it." What thought had been occasloned by Joseph's rolllng tbe stone to the door of tho sepulchre! It was kindly meant; lt was sealed; lt WB'.b watehed; it was guarded; but now it was rolled away! Nor stone nor guard could keep the Lord of Llfe. Once before angels cleft the sky. bringing tho messago of "peace and good will" to thls poor, slnfui world, And now agaln an angel comes to sound thls note of trlumph. lt needed an angelic tongue for such words as these. O mourning hearts, be comfortcd! Llft your heart and eyes to tho rlsen Lord, who has connuered death and tho grave! He haa promised, "Because l Ifve, yo shall live also," and Hls word cannot fail! Offlclal tax records show that there aro only two persons ln Berlln enjoy - Ing an Income of over $714,000 per year. As we understood the sltuation, the Kaiser's recent mlff was due to the fact that Dr. Hlll could not make it three. The Mllltown Banner Is, of course correct ln oplning that "a chaste saluto from one of the little star-eyed blondes of Royal Rlchmond must bo an exqui? site joy." But cur contemporary must not dream that those lncomparablo n.aldens are as llberal as Cortgress in according leavo to prlnt. Wlro halrplns, so says a floatlng paragraph, flrst appeared ln Kngland *ln 1545. Soelng thelr posslbllitles, Wal? ter Ralelgh waa then ready to Intro duce plpe-smoklng to hls countrymen. Now that a Boston man has come to Virginia to glvo a nothlng-but-ple din? ner, wo antlclpate that poor old Boston wlll hereafter devote her braggadoclo dtpartment wholly to beana. But in simple justlco to that Indlana man who has spent 19,000 consecutlvo nlghts at homo. lt ought to bo eonceded, till they puli the proofs on us, that hc may be bed-rldden. As wo plalnly Inslnuated once beforo, the grandly developed M. AV. hats of Royal Rlchmond would bo a physlcal imposslblllty In any littlo 6x9 town llke Houston, Texas. Somo thlnk that stocks are endeavor llig to crawl up ln so sneaklng a man? ner that they wlll not attract the atten? tlon of the Whltohouae. Wo know men here ln Rlchmond who would havo felt that the nlght-rlders wero fino follows, engagod ln a noblo v/ork, lf only they had consecrated thelr actlvltlcs solely to the umplros. Posslbly lt wlll bo pourlng at 10:30 o'clock thls morning, but tho clothes v.-lll bo out of style noxt Easter, any wny. Mr. Taft ls the moat activo Secretary of tho Stump that tho Cablnet has con talnod ln some time. Doubtloss two new battleshlps can protect My Policies amply, provlded the policies aro aU rlght. Recent devolopmonts ln that sub? marlno investigation havo been almont enough tc mako n Lllloy whlto. Isn't l1 ubout tho tlmo of year for Walter, uf Chlcago, to begln threaten lng the North Polo? But nowadays, ilt seems, lovo also luuglis at wodlocksmlths. It appears that. you roaulre blcops to ho a ..ood Democrat In Now York. Cnstro mlght have beon a nice littlo fellow but for hls Up. Senator Penrose ls reported "Im? proved," Mr. Platt. Last pall for Eustor ltn.s. Rhymes for To-Day a. . SO IT C.OI5.S ON KASTI.lt HAV. HEAR tho glad chimes pnenn out O'or all houses, o'er nll Hats, Hear tho lildles stir nbout, Puttlng on?at lnst?tholr Hats; Seo them chtirelnvard .slowly go Connlng gnrments oh tho wny, Scrutlnlzlng of tho show? So lt goos on Easter Day. See them slttlng ln the church, Mntrons, splnstora, grnndmns, buds, Seo thelr rovlng eyebalts scartih For tho latest word lu dude. Watch tho Joy or pain that runs O'or each face?dollght, dlsniny? Maklng tholr compnrlsons? h'o lt goes on Easter Dny. AAratch them grandly promennde Out Into the streot again, Watch tho Franklln Streot parade, Famous whcre'er thero nro men. What'8 seon there that Mammon loathoe? AVhafs the talk of, bllthe and gay? Clothes nnd clothes and clothes nnd clothes? So lt goes on Easter Day. "Sophy's hat ls not io blg." .".Inno's new bluo ls quite a sight," "Yes, I thlnk mlno's fnlrly trig." '?Mrs. Slmpklng looks a frlght'" Easter lllles everywhere, Easter thoughts nll put away: Strictly clothes-talk in thc alr? So lt goes on Easter Dny. H. S. II. MEREI.Y JOKING. \l| I'owerful Circumstnnce. A"lsltor: "'What made you n tlilef?" Prleoner: "Clrcumatancesi tlio same thlr.g hnt made you a gentleman.* ?Plillndeliihla [r.culrer. ?Hinnils I'lntislble. Toncher: "Tommid, whnt is the plural lf cauper?" Tommle: "Why, porpo*_es, maam! - I'cnkers Btatcsman. _nd the Crowd Couldn't LUt It. "Whnt enused tha blockade of traffic ln ;ho street?" ,. - , ,,, "A Rlrl's sprlng hat blow off."?IrOUlsvllIe .ourlor-Journal. [nimnterlnl to Thomas. Mnmnin: "Now, Tommy, how often do ,-ou want me to spoak to you about your iiisbchavlor?" Tommy: "I nln't partlc*lnr, ma. Suit .?ourself."?Cathollo Standard and Tlmcs. riie Unlnstructed Delegatlon. Prlscllln smiled coyly. "Aro you Instructed for Miles Standlsh or nerely told to use evory lionorublo means7" Horewtth hlstory began to mako.?New l'crk Sun. lils Motlon. "Why dld you shako your flat at the ipeaker?"' "Well." replled the Congressman, "I didn't tvnnt the whole sesslon to sllp by wlthout ny havlng made a motlon ot somo klnd."? I'hiladelphia Lcdger. -a- ! KOYAI. RICHMOND ANI) OLD VIRGINIA. THE Richmond ball team won n game from the New York Glants. All of whlch shows thnt town's total un worlhlness to be recognized by the salntly and cxelusivo citles whlch maintaln the :enaclous holders of the tnll-end extremlty >? tho percentage table?.?Houston Post. At Hot Sprlngs, Va., a man gave a dinner wlth nothing but plo on the blll of fare. Well. iiu't Ple good enough lor anybody?? Baltimoro News. Aprll starts more ausplctously !n Marvel? ous Manhattan than ln Ralny Richmond. Iiumid houston and Wet AVashington com l.lned.?Now Vork Mail. There has been unearthed an act of the Loglslatuie of Vlrglnla, passed In IS which reltaved from taxatlon one AVIlllam I.vi.ch. who ? had b,>en marrled four tlines and who was tlie father ot thlrty-four chll ttitn. all then llvlng. If Lynch wero llvlng In thls generatlon. probably Prealdcnt Roosevelt would lnvlte hlm to the Whlte Mouse ancl ask blm to Joln In a hurdle rldo, a wrestling match or some other equally strenuous exerclse.?Baltimoro N?ws. Vlrglnla. mother of precedents, has ln dcr.ed Taft.?New York Mail. Says the Kansas Clty Star: " "Gentle Annle Is gladder to come to Marvelous Man? hattan than to Ravlng Richmond, Hapless Houston or AVlnterish Wa_hlnglon,' says tho New York Mail. Please don't overlook Tln tiimabulouB Toledo ln the aillteratlon."? Toledo Blade. The soft, gentle, musical, refreshlng, pat tctlng and poctlcal April showcrs ln Grand Old Texas are far sweetcr than the cold, ehoerl.ss, clammy Aprll storms of A'lnogary Vlrglnla.?Houston Post, Sinco Richmond, Va.. has gone dry rath skellers havo heen turned Into tea houses wlth gelsha clrls from .lapan for attend auts. It Eeenm a very popular substltute.? Wntertown Times. Thero are perhaps many nien ln that Stato who llke thelr "cold tea," and wa suppose It goes wlthout saylng that thc gelsha glrls comprehend tha full slgnlfl cance of an Imprcsslve wlnk. Tho tea 1b served ln cups without mllk pr sweetentng.? Coblesklll (N. Y.) Times. TERSONAI. AND GENERAL. Tho Council of Emplra at St. Petersburg has ralsed tho Russlan legatlon at Tokyo to an embassy. The coal purchases of the Unlted States covernment nggregato In value nearly JO. 300.(100 tinnuatly. A now monthly postal aorvlco across the Haharn has Just been establlshed. The mes seiiKers aro mounted on oamels. The police department of Canton, China, lms Issued a proclamatlon forblddlng- thc sale of tho llush of dogs and cats as food. In four years a palr of rnbblts could have a progeny of nearly 1,500,000. A doo rabbit uiodu.es as many as seven famllles a year. Flfty-nlne pear trcea In AVashington on loss ihan nn acro produced noarly 1.000 boxes of frult and netted over J2.000. The trees wero tho Anjou varlety. Secretary of War Taft has ordered that tho Natlonal Cemetery at Grcenvlllo, Tenn., shall hercaftor bo known as "Tho Andrew Johnson National Cemetery," In 1S00 Germany had not a slngle clty ot .00,000 Inhabltants and only two (Ham burg and Berlin) had over 100,000. To-day tliero aio forty-ono citles of 100,000. African nogroos uso tooth brushea; they aro fashloned out of tha wood of aevaral kinds of trees. They aro easy to make and cost nothing, no brlstlos belng used. Aeeording to calculatlons by one of the best Informed candle manufacturers ln Chl? cago, ovor 130,000,000 pounds of tallow are used overy year for candlemaklng In Amerlca, Tha dlamonds obtained ln the Central Indla Ktntcs of Panna, Charkhar. and AJal gorb durlng 1D00 wore valued ot $25,800, whlch ls a marked improvement on thc values reported for prevlous years. l'rof. Charles G. Hull, of the .department ot Amerlcan hlstory at Cornell, has bean ap DO'.ntud liy tho Curnell faculty as dean of tho CcltORQ of Arls and Sclonces, to succeed Ar Ihilr Ross Hlll, who goes to the Unlverslty of Miuourl. Emperor Nlcholas of RuBsIa has expressed through [''orelgu Minlster Iswolsky hls sln ceru Hianks for the commemoratlvo volume presented to hls Mnjesty ln connectlon wlth tht dodlcutlon of tho Carnegle Institute buildlng ln I'lttBburg, Aprll 11th, ot laBt year. / All (imi. TOKothcr, An Itallan, drlven out of tho banana business by a Clreok. becomos u pod dlor of plaster lmngos. Ilo ooines ln col Unlon wlth a boy rolllng u hoop. (alla and smasheu his outflt, slowly ex trleatlng hlmself antl ga-OH norrow fully at tlio ruins. Along comou benov oler.t old gentluinnn. ' "Well, well, mj good man, thln ls too bad." "Too-n dnmtna bad!" sald tho aon of Slolly "Dld you lose much? AVhnt dld yot havo ln your stock?" "Wliat 1 havvu, whnt I havvaV O, Hnntiv Marenl Four AVolla Eryun, two Jo. Cannonn flvo Teddy HooHovctta, two Tccida bur? threo Charla Hua. one Plo Nono, thr?< Santa Pota, slx Vlrgln Mara?all *on< , to liollu, toaethcr!"?Now Vprk ITobb STATE PRESS The _r.l-.iiil) Dlstrlcl, J'lglit. Th'd contest for tlio congrosslonnl nnirilnn tlon In tlie I'lghtli DIstrict between Messrs. I'orlln. thn Incumbent, nnd Oordon, whd Is opposlng hlm. Is growing wnrm ns the warm weather cnmns iilong, and tbe papers of tliat illMilet nre fllled .ach week wlth matter from onn or tlin other, or botli. Qulte a lot of personal fecllng appears to havo been en ganil.red, und somo of tlio papers have tnken up tlie llght for tho ono or the olhnr. ThUS aro voters bolng drawn Into n stato of lll-fi-ellng tnwnrds each othor by tbo per nc.nul lll-ivlli of tlio ciindldatcs, ona towards tho other,?Blackstone Courlor. 'J'Iip Ito.vdlon liiuii. Trouble. Thls ls r rnmnrknblo case of bank wreck Inr;. and Indlentes thnt thn directors pald verv littlo heed lo tho arfnlrs of tlio bnnk, ror In a tnwn nn smnll na Boydton tlio r? nwitcd borrowlng.i ? of thls lumber dealer tiiust hnve becomb known more or less gen? erally. Certalnly thero In something rndl cnlly nnd crlmlnntly wrong wlth a banking s." ntfcm under the operatlon ot whloh such methjods are posslblo. Thn Stato l.eglslaturr Is partlccps crlmlnls In the wrong upon stoekholders and depositors of thls bank. for by Ua fnllurc to provlde for regulatlon or oxnmlnutlon nt hanka it hns mado thls result postiblc.?Danvlllo Reglsler. .Mnrtin as Jloss. Much, Is belng heard nowadnys abnut Dcmocrntlc ninchlne' ln Vlrglnln nnd Mnrtin ns boss. The cliargo ln biildly mudn thnt Iho Senator ls for Cnbcll In tho Second Con ciesjilnnal Dlstrlet and Mnnn for Clnvernor. Frlenda and even county constltuenta of Mr. Martin are urglng hlm to drop Mann, und supporters of Maynard klck vlgorously agalnst the suggcstlon thnt Cabell ls the rlng candidnte. Of course, the Senator warmly donles the oxlstcnco of n rlng and even more vehemently the charge of boss (r.m. Thls ls not to bo wondcred at, for while all mcn mibmlt tnmely and chcerfuily lo belng addressed as general, colonel, major r.nd oven cnptnln, no man rellabes licln. called slmply boss.?Karmvllle llerald. A Ciibcrnatoriul Oplnlon. Hon. Harry St. Oeorge Tucker launched himself beforo the publlc as a posltlve candl Jatc for Oovernor ln n speech nt Leesburg Monday. He'll not be In It, ns Judge Mann Is nn avowed candldate, whlch wlll glvo the Stato to our candldate, 11. C. Stuart.? Pulaski News-Review. I'rotldlng Our, t'nngrc-sraen. Tlio Vlrginia Democrats In Congress do. tve belleve, vote for tha freo dlstrlbutlon ot reeds. whloh they generously send to thelr loyal constltuonts, and now and thon one ot them wlll vote for a publlo buildlng ln hls -Istrlct. but aslde from thnt they are very dainty when lt comsi to bastlng a vote that I'ill brlns any of the publlo money* Into thls State. Congrossmnn Maynard was the only mem? ber from Vlrginia who voted for the four battleshlps. although thls Stato has the largest private shlpbulldlng plant In the country. as well as a well-equlpped govern? ment'yard, whlch ia ablo to bulld any of these ships. lt may bo that because Mr. Poosovelt advocated four shlps tho Demo oratlo Congressmen thought lt was best to bo agalnst lt, but that ls a poor basis for cor.sr.sslonal actlon.?Norfolk Ledgor-Dls ?utch. Uninstructed Delegntion. . Wc belleve that the great majority of the Democrata of thla State do not deslre that the Yirglula delegates to tho nntlonal con? vention at Denver shall be Instructed for any n.rtlcular candldate. There should be no? thing done to prevent thls Rtate from going Into the convention free to confer wlth other delegates and select tho most avallablo candldate. lt thelr judgment shnll be, aB now seems wholly probable, thnt Mr. Bryan would be tho best man to nominnte. then let th.em bo Iroo to vote for hlm. and the same would bo tiuo of any other candldate. The Norfolk delegation to the Roanoke ccnventlon Is agalnst Instructlons. and tho samo Is sald to be the feeling In Rlchmond. Tho precedent is not ln llno with In-tructing thu delegates, and the Roanoke conveiitlon should send them unfettered to Denver.? Norfolk Ledger-Dlspatch. Knster Morn. Edltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Slr,?Whllo oppressod wlth llfe's tolls and enres, nothing sweeter greets tho Chrlstian ear than the soft tones of the peallng bell, In the stlll. sllent hours of an Easter morn. Invitlng tho weary, worn pllgrlm to the sanctuary to there commemorato tho memory of the holy llfe, the sulforlng and death of tho rlsen Lord. In partaklng of tho elo ments of the broken hody and ahed blood. of tho Lamb that wns Blaln for the redemptlon of poor fallen man. the mlnd recalls the pathetlc scenos of Uethsemane and agony on the blood stalned cross; the splrlt ls subdued. the heart mellows, and tlie soul ls thrilled with joy nnd gladness. Thus each chlld returns to the stern. busy dutles of llfo. stronger, more hopeful and cn couraged; and wlth confldence he leans on rho stron-? arm of tho faith ful gulde, who safely leads hlm o*er the perllous pathway, through llfe's pltiless storms, whose Journey ends at the portals of the Celestlal Clty. wlth its sparkling fountains and tree of llfe, its Ijeavonbullt walls and pearlv gates, where tho weary, trustlng soul Jolns ln tho chorus, whose sounds are as many waters, praislng Hlm who Hv eth foreverand ever. .. , C. MacNAIR. Henderson, N. C. Aprll 17, 1908. ?-? * LOCUSTS AS FOOD. ? Tbey Hnve Been Vulued from the ..arlleKt Ages. Probably few people are aware that Insects, as a group, constltute a source of food supply for the races of man klnd, Yet insccts have beon eatcn from time immemorlal, sometlmes flgurlng as luxurles, at others as a staple artlcle of dlet. Perhaps the ohlef food lnsect?and an Important one, too?Is the locust. It furnlshes the favorite food of numerous African trlbos, some nations liv.ng almost excluslvely upon lts teemlng hordes. Locusts have beon regarded as luxurles from tho earliest times of whlch any records remaln to us. In the British Museum there is a Nineveh sculpture showlng meri carrylng differ? ent klnds of meat to somo festival, and among them aro some who carry long stlcks to whlch locusts are tled. In Athens of old locusts and grasshoppors wore sold ln tho markots and thoy were thon preferrcd as dalntles above the most aucculont qualls or the best figs. According to Mr. P. L. Slmmonds. who mado an oxhaustive study of strange klnds of animal food, the flavor of locusts, whllo strong and dlsagroeablo when raw, becomes mlld nnd readlly dlsgulsed when cooked. Tn fact; from his own experlenee and that of soveral of hls frlends, whom he ln duced to partake of tho fare, he as sures us that a broth mado by boillng tho unflodged Caloptorl (a Roekv Mountaln specles) for two hours in the proper quantity of wator and sea soned only wlth pe'ppor nnd salt, ls qulte palatable and searcely to be dla tlngulshed from beef broth.?.Scientific American. lIollnnd'M Rlclloa. "Whon lt comes to coffee, sugar, ln dlgo, splces nnd tobacco, all the na? tions of the world have to take off tholr hats to ' tho little klngdom of Holland," Bald Mr. Karl van Valken berg. of Amstordam. at the Staftord. "Once In every two weoks tho Neth erlands Company sells more coffee than all the rest of tho'world's mar? kets combined. Thls fortunate situa? tlon comes about through tho owner shlp of our . Island colonles. Sumatra, whlch ls almost thirty tlmea as large bb Hjolland, sends lts tobacco orop to the homo govornment. Javn, tro mondously lurgor, la also ours, and to It wo aro Indebted for our coffee. Bornoo, whloh would make a dozen of us, ls our source of coal supply, and from the Islaiuls of Blanca and Blllton wo got vast quantltlos of tin. Ko you see that Holland'K rlches como largolv from hor Insular poSsesslons. Amstor dnm and Antwer**- cut the dlamonds of tho world."?Baltlmore American, 'l'ho Mmlt. "Do you-habla any Enffllsh?" the donr lady tourlat lnnocently inqulred of a young man on ono of tho stroet corners of Moxleo Clty. the other day, "Somotlmes," tho callous youth re? plled: "I wns horn ln Boston, bred ln old Kentucky and klcked out of Texaa. Yos'm, I spealc it a little."?-Los Angeloa Tlmo**. ..Deposits By Mail Invited.. Htindreds of our doponltoru who bank wlth u? by malt flnd it sufo and so convonlent that they gladly rocommend lt to tholr friends. You wlll bo siirprlned to know the amount of tlmo you cnn snvo hy tranaactlng your banking busi? ness wlth us by mail, AVo wlll bo pleaBod to send you further partlcttlnri*. Three por cent. lnterost pald on savings accounts, compoundod soml-annutilly from date of deposit, The MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK 1101 E. Main Street, Richmond, Va. ..cpoallar? of tlic I'nlled SliHea, Stnte ol Vlrglnln and Clly of lllclimond. Capital, $200,000.00. Surplus. $830,000.00 "SAFEST FOR SAVINGS." The Last of the Shoguns HY I<Ttf.Dr.ltIO J. IIASKIN. Tokyo. Any flne afternoon ln Tokyo ono may see nn old gentleman wlth whlte hair ridlng u blcyclo about tho streets. Ilo Is Kolkl, tho llftcenth nnd last of tho Tokugawa Shoguns, a dynasty of mllitary usurpers whlch ruled Japan for 26& years, untll tho restoration (.f the Mlkado to actual power In 1*__8. Kelkl, whose olllclal na.no fs rrlncc Yoshlnobu Tokugawa, came Into powei at a time when tho Sh.>.-._natc was al? ready trembllng to its fall, and by hls reslgnatlon ln 18.7 ho saved the country a long clvil war. For a time ho was retlred to a small place In tho town of Shld/.uoka, dcprlved of rank und wliolly without lntluence. In recent years, however, tho Ml? kado has honored hlm by creatlng hlm a prlnco In lils own rlght, thus glvlng hlm a seat In tho I.ouse of Poors. He llves qulctly ln Tokyo, wliero he and hla uncostors malntalned thelr capltal. Ho takes very "Utle Interest ln the affairs of governmont, devotlng hlm? self for amusement to hls bicycle by day and hls phonograph by nlght. Once In a whilo ho takes luncheon or dinner wlth the Emperor, and is always treated wlth tho honors duo fo royalty. If ho evor rogrets hls lost power ho conceals hls feejlngs, forout wardly ho ls as happy and contented as any man of seventy could wish to bc. , When the fate of the Shogunate bo camo evldent, and Kelkl nnd lils van suls know they must surrender thelt powor, ono of tho Tokugawa feudal lords camo to the Shogun an-'l sald: "We havo lost the flght. There ls nothing left for us to do but com mlt hnrl-karl." Thc dalmyo left thc presence of the Shogun, and wlth a deft turn of his sword sent hlmself Into eternlly. But tho Shogun hlmself thought It all over and sald. "Not for Kelkl." TJius by lils vlolatlon ot the anclent .lapanese standards of honor and sulclde Prince Tokugawa Is allvc to-day to enjoy hls bicycle and hl.* phonograph. The present Emperor of Japan Is the direct descendant of thc Ilrst Mlkado, Jlnimu Tenno. who ascendod the throne.660 years before Chrlst. Hls ls the oldest dynasty ln tho world, and can clalm tho longest dVcct Jlno ol rulers ln, hlstory. But as a matter of fact for seven or elght hundred years before the restoration ln 1868 thc Mlkado was a ruler ln name only. The roal power was vested in tho Shogun a military cnptaln, who kept the Ml? kado virtually Imprlsoned at Kyotc whilo tho affairs of state were dlrected from tlio Shogunate In Yeddo. Tlu Shoguns origlnally were the chiefs ol the mlghtlest clans. and roached thclt positlon by sheer force of arms In de featlng other clans whlch asplrcd tc the chlef mllitary rule. Thn Tokugawa line of Shoguns, ol whlch Kelkl was the last. was founded in J60.T by thn great Iyeyasu. the most cnnsplcuous figure in the hlstory oi Japan. It was hn who mado the plant of a feudal system whicli would pre? vent tho oternol warfero among thc clans. It was Iyeyasu. also who shut up Japan from the outslde world an<! docrentl that no forelgner mlght come in and that no Japanese mlght go out The ono exceptlon to thls rule was the tlny concesslon at NagasskI granted to the Dutch traders, but thelr lnter course with the Japanese was quite llmlted. ,...,,, At about the time that John t-mltl] came to Jamestown. Iyeyasu set aboul expelllng the Jesult prlests froir Japan .nnd persecutlng the natlve Chrlstlans, of whom there were great numbers. ln thls work of oxtermlna tlon ho had the advlce of the Pro testant Dutch traders and thc Rome hatlng English pllot, Wlll Adams. wlic was the flrst Englishman to come te Japan. Adams llved at the court ol the Shogun, taught the Japanese how to bulld ships, marrled a Japaneso wo? man and was created a nob'*ma",".-^ statuo erected to hls memory testlfle* that ho has not boen forgotten. lye; yasu's grandson, Iyomitsu, perfectet tho feudal system of Japan, whlch per mltted tho varlous lords. or dalmyos to rule as they liked in thelr own pro vmces. provlded they pald certair trlbute to the Shogun and onco a yeai Yla.lt.ti tlie court of Yeddo ln token o th.nr thyea,meant!me the Mlkado wa.* llttle better than a prlsoner at Kyoto He was regarded as sacred. as th< descendant of tho Sun and Moon. am looked upon as an actual Delty. T< look upon hls faco would blast amor tal man, so he sat wlth hls head be? hlnd a screen. presentlng the hldeoiu face of a dragon. The Shoguns pak nominal obodlence to hlm and eac waa appolnted by the ???*;? ? ??* tho Emperors ofton dld not hav onough to eat: they were usua ly ltttl. boys who wero forced to abdlcato b. tho tlmo they wero approachlng man hood and thelr only functlon was t rellg ous one. Theabfllcatlng Mlkadoi becamo monks, and went Into a liff 0CInetheenflrst->iarf of the last centun somo of the dalmyos and many of th. samural. or knlghts. became restivi under the rule of tho tyrant Shogun Revolutlon was Insldlous. and lt re qulred a long tlmo for tt lo pen but whon the time camo the cour.tr> was so thoroughly P,?**3P1re* fforJltf^? the Shogunate fell almost wltlou -iriklnc a blow n defense. WIUH tho rovolStlon grew out of Interna matters tho admlssion of forelgnen to tho country undoi.btodlv had mud to do wlth preclpltatlng lt. Commodoro Perry's vlsit ln 1854 wai followed by embassles from other coun trles so tliat ln 1S.D tho ports of Na _a*akl Hakodate and Kanagawa. nov Yokohama. were opened to forelgi trado. Tho toroign powers mado trea ties wlth tho- Shogun. under tho mls takenlrnprosBiori that ho was the rea ruler of the country. To further thl: mlsconceptlon, tho Shpgun adoptod th. tltlo of Tycoon, meanlng 'tho Grea Ruler " Forelgn ideas had beon soop ing Into tlie country through the l|ttl. Dutcli chlnk at Nngasakl, and the Sho guns hnd been translatlng Dutch booka on mllltary affalrs Into Japanese. Th. llttlo taste of European knowledge galned ln thls way created a great ap? petlte tor moro, bo that when the for elgnera came tho moro progresslve of Uio youngor samural became eager stu? dents. A group of these banded together In ono way and another, took advan tage of tho dissatlsfactlon of tho clans wlth the Shogun. raised the cry of loyalty to the Mlkado and started tito revolutlon. Thero were a few con fllcts, but tho Tokugawa clan was too weak to defend Itself, and In 1867 the last of tho Bhoguns lald aslde hla tltle and estate, and the Shogunate passed Into hlstory. In the next year the present Mlkado assumed actual cqntrol of affalrs, Issued a proclama? tion promlalng the peoplo a volce In the affalrs of government, and recelved the foreign delegatlons ut Kyoto. He romoved wlth his court to Yeddo, and tho namo of the clty was changed to * Tokyo, "the eastern capltal," thus maklng the Imperlal power and the seat of the Shogunato usurpatlon ono. The dalmyos were compclled to Ilve near the court, and the, samural were glvon governmental work to do, so that thelr natural flghtlng splrlt mlght not brenk out Into revolutlon. Thls great change of government in called "the Restoratlon." and from lt dates the hlstory of modern Japan. The ycar 1908 Is known In Japan as the forty-flrst ycar of MelJI, an era belng; coextenslvo wlth the relgn-of an Emperor. The word "Meljl" Is wrltten wlth tho two Chlnese charac tcrs for "sun" and "moon," and means "the relgn of enllghtenment." In vlew of the progress of Japan In Its forty-one years, the Japanese think the selcgtlon of the namo was a good omen. The MelJI era has not been alto gnther peaceful. There was a clan revolutlon ln 1877. whlch amounted to clvil war, and at varlous times there were slgns of serious trouble. But the Emperor and hls advlsers, tho same group of m.n who restored hlm to tho anclent power of hls dynasty. man aged bv granting i-oncesslons and by llberal rule to unlte the country and form a compact natlon. ln whlch tho clans stlll exlst so far as mlnor mat? ters are concerned, but in whlch dls loyaltv to tho centrnl government ln unknown: Okuhu. Kldo and Sah?o were the men who had chargo of the early reconstructlon of the govern? ment. and lt wns they who fieprlved tlie mighty dalmyos of their fcudal powers. .<",_'-*: The Mlkado gradually Increased hls strength by promlslng a popular form of -.overnment. oftan under great pressure from the llberal element. ln 18S0 provlnclal popular assembllcs were organized, and the next year a pro? clamation waa Issued announclng the cstabllshment of a natlonal parllament ten years later. In 1890 the flrst par? llament met under the constitution pro mulgated a year before. In 1899 the revlsed treaties went Into effect. the foreign powers reslgned the rlght ot Jurlsdlctlon of their grants of terrl? tory In open ports. and forelgner* were for the flrst time perrnltted to trade in all parts of .Japan. H*"5?,*J' Is but nine years slnce the forelgn powers recognlzed Japan ns ?-?*??*?'";* natlon to whom they mlght entrust tho protection of their citizens. Durlng all of thls period of unrest and reconstructlon. Kelkl. the last of th* Shoxuns. haa supported the i_m pe.or and has passlvely contrlbuted much to Ihe peaceful reoraranlzation __ Japan. Had he taken adyantage of .evofutlonary sentlment H ls posslble that he mlsrht many times have raUcd hla standard and preclpitated a civU war. But he preferred peace and now he has hls reward In a happy old age. wlth hls American bicycle and hls phonograph to consola hlm.ttr^ie loss ot hls mighty power. hls noble. for tress ahd hls royal prerogatlves. (Copyrlght, 1908, by Fredorlc J. Haskin.) , ? ? Edltor's Note?The subjects of Mr. Haskln's artlcles deallng wlth Japan f0!_l^dayW-Th'eaEi:der State.men of JaTue"sday?The Groat Commoner of Jawendnesday?Popular Government I? JaThu*rsday?The Gullds of Japan. Frlday?-Trado Follows tlie Cross. Saturday ?American Trade , wlth Japan. ________________ DESIONSTRATION OF EI-ECTIUCA* XJTENSIIj COMIKG SOON. Rlchmonders are to be given demon tratlons ln electrlc utenslls free ol charge ns soon as the Passenger anel Power Company can get the uteosl s here and the experts to explaln thelr care and uso. Arrangements for get? tlng the necesBary impiements were started by the company yosterday, and the tlme and place will probably bo an? nounced tho latter part of tho week. These demonstrattons and lectures ?will probably last for somo tlme ni_ti wlll be of l'-iterest to every one located within a radlus reached by electr clty ln or from any clty. Many ot these household appllances nre to bo found ln the urban homes of thls and other States, and thelr use ls rapldly grow > lng. The experts wlll explaln tho use 1 nnd care of the varlous Jiouseho d uten sllB and demonstrato thelr worth. both from n standpolnt of economy and comtort. The Confederate Museum TWELFTH AND CLAY 8TREET3. ? OPEN 9 A. M. TO 6 P. M. ADMISSION. 25c. SATURDAY FREE. The Valentine Museum ELEVENTH AND CLAY STREETS. 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