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giulnes* 6ftic9.Dld ?-. Maln Btrf' ilnnclipjlftr linronu.1102 llnll Ktrc ?lorahutg Ilurrnu.... . . .0 N. Hycarooro t ?>7nehburff Burpnn.,...216 Elirhtli ? I?r MAIL. Ono Hlx Three Oi raSTAOB PAID Y?ar. Mo?. Moa. M rrnuy wlth Sunday. .Jfi.OO J3.00 $1.50 . rmily wlthout Sumlny 4.0) S.oo 1.00 .: BiiMlay .rlltlon only.. 2.00 l.oo .1.0 .; Weekly (W.-ii-Sdny). 1.00 .50 .25 . JBy TlmB.-Dlspntcfi Cinrler Bellvi.jr Sei vlc* in Mchmoml (nn.l luburb.), Maticlici t?r and Petcrsburc? Ono Wol jblfl? wlth Sundny. H cotii Psily wlthout Huminy. 10 oem fjuiiday only. E ccin hnter.d January ?T, HQ?? nt Jtlchtnonc Va., as aoconiJ-clny* matter unilor act t CcngresK of March 5, 1S79. FRIDAY. JANUARY 8, 1009. ' SHAIU-OOr-. oppositlon to thV Scnbrook slto fo a publlc playground appcars lo com from two camps, Ono iirgcs that thi property is too "valuable'' to bo do voted to auch an insignlflcant objec as the Improved health ofclilldreii. Thi othf-r group, a very unobtruslve am anonymous ono, urges that tho pres> ??rice of tho cldldren mlght inako II necessary for some snloons to move. If this^ property is as valuable as Aldernian Wood, for cxample, believos it to be, ls lt not ourlous that lt has stood ldle and unproductlve _or a mat? ter of a year? Is it not singular that th. olty has allowed It to fall Into virtual decny? Is lt not reinarkublo lphat one tenant withdrew from this valuable property on tho ground that it v.as unlnhabltablc, and that no othor icnant has appllcd to take up hlu Iprso? In lt not it fact that unusod nnd unusoble property which nois ?o hody a penny of revenue is valuublo only on paper? lt tha Interests of a few saloon keepers aro bolng pressed moro vjg orously ln tho Council than the inter? ests of many hundred. of chlldren, would lt not bo worth while for citi? zens to know who is prc-uslng them? lf elthor the chlldren or the satoons must mpvo on, which Councllmpn aro -wlth tho saloons and whlch wlth tho chlldren? Aldorniun ilobson very properly says that tho people aro on titlcd to know- the preferences of in dlvulual Counclimen upon such an Issue RS that. The Seabrook property is much the Iargest plot that the playground mot-.ment has so far captured from tlio let-us-alonos. It lics almost at the doors of tho Branch Tublic Baths, taps ? densely populated nelghborhood, and would bo enorniously patronlzed. It ?would bo slngularly unfortunate it this ground wero taken away from tho chlldren through the gum.hoo opposi? tlon of liquor interests or through paper "valuo" hypotheses not supported by the hlstory of tho property. ?J.IE ICTALIDISH OP atAJOR MEARXS. .So far as we are adviaed, all patho logical science knows nothlng of tho complnlnt whlch recently fastened upon Major Edgar A_. Mearns, Medical Corps, t.'nited States Army, retired, yet actlve, Major Mearns's nialady, vleioua as lt iloubtless Ib, sooins to be somewhat lntcrmittent ln character. To tho nnfrieiidly and cynlcal eye lt, mlght appear that he could put it on and off llke hls shirL This, however, is tin , Kiipported by tho facts. Major (or rather Licutenant-Colonol) Mearns's rocent blography may hei briefly ?pltomized thus: (1) Ho was a -, major. (2) llo was found to bc physl , cnlly disablcd nnd retired. (3) He bo . came a llcutenant-eolonei under the ; now law, whlch gives to ofTlcer.. so re? tired the raa!. 'and ,'..pay of tlio next liighcr grade'. '\i) He was "ordered" to accompany es-PresIdont Roosevelt <m his Afrlcan hunt as medical offlcer and naturallst. It wlll thua be seen that in u few ?--hort woeka Colonol Mearns waa mota , morphosed from a somewhat slclcly rn&h, drawlng a major's pay, but phy tically unable to dischargo a major's diities, to a most robustlous man, draw _.ig a lioutenant-colonolV pay nnd j t-x-heduled for months' scrvice ln the ' Afrlcan jungle. ln his lowor rank the coloncl's ' dutles have for some tlme beon that'of a man ot sclence at the SmlthBonian Instltuto. Thls was tho I work whlch ho was found phystcally : unable to perform. How much-harder H was than that of Identlfylng and , labellug tho fauna massa.red by the : Great Hunter in the Dark Contlnent a ' conforence of naturalista and physical ; culturists could porhnps declde. TTet, . wlthout referenee to comparisons, it Is i rcadily manlfest that tho lattor is no j nKsignment for a valctudinarlan. .. V.'c reject wlth contempl the thought . that thls was a inere "major'a slclc ,' ness," that Medical Olllcer Mearns was sick as a major aiul cured by becoming a. colonel. That wonld offor a rtddle| to medicine indocd. IVc equally scorn tlie idea that Jils malady whlle major ln any sense flflllcted hlm with a vlow tn retircmeuL. No, tho thlng ls much sirnplfcr, as Hon. Champ Clark thought-'' ' fully poinled out. Colonel Meartis's marvelous convalescence ls due >*i m jily and solely to tlie eflicacy of Whito House klndness. He was asked to go ?'.'. along. Ho who was sick was thon woll. Tho man who could not got back )An health wlth such an incentlvo to 1 i\ r would bo in a prccarious stato of body lndecd. , THE CI'l'V'-J COI I'. lt was a really. notable acliicvoment for t l.o city of Richmond lo. aocuro agaln tho annual conventlon of tho cotton mon. Thls Body met In Hich jnoiirt last tsprlng. It i:i dccldedly against precodent for any Important (?(iiuniercial aasoclation to hold Ha con? ventlon ln the same city in two buc ccssivo yearb. In addltlon, o|hor citles wore Ut iiiiw cauo In eager cpnipctltlon. 4JjUt?_r-^jK_1.<?M?l^iDjE in* Wjita ftfsii. linn that tho Amorlcan Cotton Miiru rncturer.V Asnonlntlon occuples, Is moi than wofcomo ovorywhoro. Yot II exeoUtlvo ooinmltteo passed over appl intits, Ignorcd trndlllon, and dlcctod t ''Icolrto bnck to Ttlchtnond. t'| nliich of thls hnppy result Is due t ? ! ilio natural nnd hl.tpvle nttrnctivonc.. iijof thls city. Few citles In the counlr .jl'tro moro Intorestlng to sHi-niigers an ;ij| more popular for tho purposes of con Blvontlons. Hut thls fact alone woitl ? hardly havo brought the cotton me bnck here nsaln thls yenr. Tho com ? mltte. of three really dld the work "Too niucli credlt cannot he glvp.n to th i. city, tho Chamber of Commerce nnd th ?;! Bttslndss Men's Club for tho vlgor nm itfll mUh malters of publlc interest as thls tfMnio and monoy spent ln such way: bring rlch returns, nna aro slgnlflcan or a flno clvlc' splrlt. "Going 'aftei conventlon.." may not ho |n itself sucl a big thlng, but it snroly reflocts at cnterpriso, a clear-slghted detertninn tlon and a cohcslvencss In actlon that whlch a city can havo no moro valu? able asset. COFF1.IG. To put a duty on coffeo would be at least. an act of doubtful wlsdom f-tieh a tax Is at all tlmes unpopular, nnd Is hardly justlllod oxoept by the need of quickly socurlng a largo and Certaln revenue. Under tho exlstont tnelhod of admlnlslerlng our revenue system, oven the large treasury dcflclt would not warrant lt. The inclilcntal protectlvo fcaturo of a coffee Impost, from the oporatlons of which Porto Rlco and Hnwali would ho lmmtinc, need not he consldct.u. In view of tho known facts thls aspect of it could not bo defendod on any grounds of logrio or morals. The coi'fec duty, if imposod, would be a rcvenuo measure pure arUl slinple. As .such, it would bo openXo the forml dablo objection whlch always applles to taxntlon upon arttcles of very large ednsumptlon. As theso artlclos are cort3uniod enuully by all ciasses a tax upon them fall3 wlth dlsproporuonate heavlnesa upon tho poor* Tho tax there? fore Is "soclally unjust." It would "cost'' somo people much more, rela tivcly to thelr Incomes, than lt would others. Yet tho argument for a tax of thls sort, ln tlmes of urgont need of publlo monoys, ls undoubtedly strong. It ls rcadily productlve of a largo. revenue, ln whlch thero ls little or no "leakuge." "Interests" absorb none of lt, as they do wlth a protectlve tax. Tho full amount ot the taxes which the people pay ln Uie form of hlgher prices gocs straight to the govern? nient, to be aftorwards disbursed ln their own behalf. A ;ox wlth such posslbllltles nat iirally attraot.d attention in struggllng days whon protection had not become a fetich. In tho early lilstory of the country, coffee and tea both carrled a stiff duty. Thls dlsappeared ln the more prosperous period around 1S30, but was promptly restored durlng tho war. ln 1872 lt was agaln taken off, for a reason unhappfiy charactcristic of a large part of our tarifC leglsla tion. Thls was that no lobhy Inslsted that it be retaiued. Tho relatlori be? tween the coffeo duty and the protec? tlve instinct is intcrcstlng. There ls no especial reason to doubt that had thero been powerful growers of the cortee bean in thls country ln 1S72, the tax would have remalned. Xet, cconomlcally, It would have beon a worse tax wlth such a protective ap? plication, in that while lt bore wlth tho same hardshlp on -'the poor man's hroakfast table," lt deprived him of part of. tlie. b-nefits of hls taxatlon. As nou-prot.ctlve duties are the flrst io fall In an onslaucht of "re forrri," so thoy aro the easlest to apply wlth rcferenco to a ahort treasury. Tho prospectlve Income from a duty on coffee mlght offer, at present, plauslble reasons for leaving tho pro? tective dutles alone. Possibly lt ls this consldoration which hns led to a revlval of dtscussion of lt now, aftor thlrty-slx years'dlsuse. Other rumors are afloat, notahly ln regara to tho 7,000,000 bag3 of bondod coffee warehoused for salo in tlie Sno Paulo district of Erazil. It ls froely hlnted that, ln tho evont of a duty, thls wholo year's supply of coffeo Ja to ha rushod Into the Unlted ytates beforo the duty'takes effect and put on'the market after it takeu ef? fect at the higher prices then pro valling. Tlie report Js plauslble, Jf lt ls not true. It will caueo any aglta tlon for the duty to bs regarded by the peoplo-Mvith susplcion, in addltlon to their natural dlsapproval ln any case. Thoy understand woll enough that thero are othor dlrectlon. lu whlch tho rovenue system can bo developed hearlng more dlreotly upon those for whosb bcneilt lt has so long beon ex ploited. "What," lnqun-cs trie Atlanta Jour? nal, "would John Randolph say if ho should come buok and find Roanoke dry?" Inasmuch us tho Roanoke whloh went dry is a hundred miles or so from tho... Roanoke John Randolph would "oomo back" to, wo venturo to suggest that ho would say iioUiing-whatevcr. Adviccs from thu far Southwest In rorm us that the rod-headod debutnntes f>f Toxaa are feel Ing very much tnlffed at iho prospect of waltlng threo years for another leap yoar. Ryron, it ls true, used Marathon as tlio basls for somo neat llttlo jlngles, but lt never onco occurred to hlm that thorc was blg gato-mone? ln ' tho Idea. On account of his long parllumontary oxperlenco, lt is probablo that -Repra sontatlvo Tawney wlll nt once ho ap polnled to somo leadlnj. coinnilttccs In tho wtill-known cluh. Congreaa must etondlly bo'ar in mlnd that tho Hucrnt servieo gots its nanio from the fact that lt ls that kind of sorvlce, AVe tear, howa-vor, that visltora from Iho up-Htut. ritral dlstricts wlll not liml New Vorlt's 80-een. gas any hnril cr to hlow out. l-'cwer excltoments aro not of larger diiiioiislons than that croatetl lu Uld Virginia by th0 tiuinniary dvposltlun of i'.uau i,at l.nl, ? -..-? , ., r ? Borrowed Jingles a song or cjn.Kit?.uiost. I slnrt (lie new ycnt w'lth a nheer, A t-lmllenco to tlio world T tllng; My heart shall lim*. nn room for fenr, With song l'll miikei tho wellthi rlng; rjn trlflo shall dls.uuniKe me, v 'l'll turn my back on iIIfco olont; ? Wlth homull_-s vnlur 1 wlll?geel d Thero oom*? thn landlord for Iho rentl Tho world stinll lenrn (hut T nm brave, l'll fncc whatever fons mny t lae, Nor diilKii to siii-lnk rrom knlght dr knaro, N'or ntoop tu atiiime In any Rtilae! Wlth "Iliinnr" lilii-oried oh my shleld l'll strlvo ln lennh thn aplnndld goul? Theio's .liiiiea! Where cnn I bo coticoaled? I owe hlm for ten tons of conl, l'll dehionslrhto thnt cotirngn jioys, Thnt only tliey who hopo aro strong; Hlm 1 wlll prulao who mcrlts prnlao, And glndno... sluill bo In my Himg, Undnunle. by?oli, ourso tho lucli! Dcholil tlio bllls the poalmnn's lirotightI It'n wnsllng Ihno to talk of phick And rhoer and nll that tommyrot. ?Chlcago rtecord-nerald. arEiu.r>Y jokhvg. Tlie DlPlnmal. "Why do you Inslal on nnderratlng tlie klml of golf you play7" "Bocaur.e." nnswpred tho wlse oftlclal, "there ls nn uso of mnhhig a Wholo lot of people Jonlous nnd nutngonlstlc over a llttlo thlng llke goIf."-?Wnshliigtun Star. Hls Bos?, Mllly: "And how doc? your brother tako mnrried llfe?" 'i'llly: "Ho takes it accordlng- to dlroc tir.ns. III? niotlier-In-law llves wlth hlm." ?Ill-ustrntcd Blts. j ''Wus your father college bredJ" "VeB, but wo nevor mcntlon It. The col? lege hc went to had a rotlen football team."?Chlcago rtecord-llorald. . A Slow One. "I havo dlacharged my Philadelphla chaufteur. I wns arrested on hls account.' "For specdlng?" "No, for blocklng tho tratTIo!"?Llfe. Y<u, CVrlnlnly. Professor: "Whnt Is your |den now of the thoory of 'Natural Sorectlon?'" Fllppant Frlend: ??cIioohIiik a sllk um brella from tho hall rnck tind Icavlng a cotton one."-?Boston Tratiscrlpt. iSiund I_oglc. "Why do you Inelst upon carrylng a pis tol?" asked the vlsltor from the North. ' "Wnnl," replled the donlzen ot tho feud twll, "wn 'uns kanVt always . bo totln' a rltlr."?Philadelphia I.cdger. -hh_ Anaus-EYED PARAGxtAniEns. MR. ABE -nUEF" Is stlll of tho opln? lon that tho courts nf Callfornla lmve not glven hlm "Justlco." Pcrhnpa not. but tho. fourtoen years thoy dld glvo hlm wns a movo ln the rlght dlrectlon.? Washington Horald. * _ ? Thero Qappenrs to bo moro Domoorntlo interest ln Itepublican tarlff rovlslon than ln Democratic tarlff revislon.?Norfollc tLnndmnrk. Tho question hi not, Does the Constitution follow the flug? But, Does tho Conatltu tlon oven stny nt home wlth the flng?? Detroit Notrs. Colonol Gocthnls reports that tlio Gatun dam Ir nll rlght agaln. havlng fully recov? ercd from Its recent sinklng _-pcII.?Omnha Bee. The Clevoland Plaln Dealor calls- hlm "Charles 13. Cortelyou. hend of tho Treas? ury Depnrtm.nt of tho Unlted States gov? ernmont." llere. Is whero Fame bowod her hend and eoplously wept.?Houston Post. lf the President should encounter an Afrlcan Hon wlth a "lawny" mane, we stis pec he would reach for hls hlggost gun Immedlately.?Wnshlnston Herald. / Whlle Mr. Burton's nnme Is Thondore, ho ls by no means a Tcddy sort of person, belng unmarrlcd, montally and physically dlgnlfied nnd nltogethcr unnhootlferous.? Hct-ston Post. >. 1'EltaONAI, AND GENERAL. Paper hangings for uso on tvails wero Introduced Into Europo from the East ln 1073. x Mlss Marlo Hellborn, of New Ton. City. has lnvonted a letter opener that wlll open 400 letters a mlnute. Lcuislaua's sulphur deposlts have cut our importatlons 7_ ppr cent. In two vears and bullt up a totatly new cxport trade. The Argentlna ont, whlch has wrought hovoc wlth tho T^oulslana sugar planta tlcns. has now nppeared on tho Paclflc Coast. Wnges ln thls country were 3,7 per ennt. hlgher ln 1007 than In 100C, but hart onc hnlf of ona per cont. loss purchaslng power. r.udolph Blnnkenbur;:, of Phlladolphla, has glven hls entire salary ns county com mlssloncr for the pnst three yenra to three publlc penslon funds. Tlaly's flrst womnn lawyer, who has -lnst hegun to practlce, Is s'lgnorlna l_,oIlInl, uaughtor of a Boman Poelnllst and c.x deputy. ln the RIvcr j,ok, Holland, and lts con necting cnnal to Amstcraam. the trafflc amcunts to ovor 00,000 veasels of nll klnds per annum, A cannl 170 miles long and costln. SIDO.OOO.OOO, coniicctlng T.yons and^'Arles. Franco, Is proposed. lt Is also suggested to hutld a $1C,000,000 brnnch to Marsellles. The University of Wieconsln has 3,287 students, erclusivn of tho wlnter a .rlcul turnl ciasses, which wlll bring tho total lo moro than 4.500. The freshman clasa nurr.berod 915. Durlng tho tlme beglnnlng wlth Thanlcs glvlng Day nnd cndlng wlth New Year's Daj Now York City hnndles one-twolfth of ali the tuikcys conaumed ln the United States. Ttev. Chartos Wagner, whose ".".Impln Llfe" had such n phenomenal sale a few years ugo, will publlsh another book In the spring. lt ls callod "Tho Home uf the Soul" and lt treats of varlous aBpeets of splrltual Ufc nnd dovelopment. Danlol Pctors, of Grnfton, .ilass., sllpped on the lco nnd hurt hla knee, but Is doing well at tho hospital. He's the town's only ful:-blood Indlnn?the son of a Narragan sett father and a Molilcan mother?and hls years aro nlnety-threo. Slatistics of tho Mnlne legislature, whlch convened yesterday for the sovonty fourth tlmo, show that the oldest mombor of tho Seniitc Is Wllllam S. Knowlton, nf Somaraet county, who ls alxty-nlne. Tho ycungest member ls from the samo county, Alllson P. Howcs, twonty-seven. AS TO SECItET POI/IOB. CoiiRxess Should Not Bc Subject to II. SurvcUlnnoc. That secrot pollce ngents have a value and a functlon, sometimes in dlspenfe-ablo. no one will disputo, . but thev are i dhngerous InHtruinont. and thelr miiltlpiicatlon should bo dlacour agod. Thorot'ore, lf the V'edoral exeoii tlvo department must havo them, the laws should rlgldly dolluo nnd cinllno thelr actlvitlos. If thoy aro to bo used for ' supprosslng countorfoltlng, that should be oxpllcltly sald by act nf Congress, and Congress, proce'edllif. wattlly, mlght wlsuly gratit to tho oxucutlvo the rlght and tho means to ompluy thg*rr in tlio enforcomont ot othor laws, but in every caso tho oh Jocts ot thelr cmployment should bo prescrlbed by Hlatute. Congress should jealously guard lts own liionibors, ln so far an thelr con .duct la ovon romotoly Involvcd wlth thelr nfllclal dutles, from spoclal po? llce vlgllanco. It a Aiomber or Con grosa nilsiiHos hls commisslon from tho poiiplc |o pritctico frauda, lt Ih tho bimlne.H of Congrosa lo oxpel hlm, nn'd lf tho assuinptlon bo ill-founded, Ihat Congress la capnble of di?clpllnl?ig It'j membors; thon the thoory on whlch Congress cxIb.h is falso. If tho liolp of detootlves bo reuulrod to provont rcprenontatlvcii and .Senatora from us? lng thu powor flowihg from thelr ofll c.'iil puHlllons in the. doing rji. crlincs, thoso rtotootlvos'shuhld ho tho servnnts of CongrosH -Itself, for lf tho tlmo should come that t-ho majority/Of tho mombers or- (Joiikj-osm aro elthor cor rupl or lncnpahl... tlio salvatlon of tho (Humtry wl|l ii?. boyond tho strongih or nn exocuMvo- deiiartiiient wlth loss than dlctatorlal powcrs.?Oh?<-iifstoii Jsc_Y_y ftjiti jCctiirler-, The Courts of Europe \ By La Marqime dc Fontenoy. Ooiieerritng Lord Wlndsor. ?OUNO LOllh WUNDhOK, who litu / just Bitocuinht.d lo ontoi'lo fovoi rtci-ving ha Hiibaltern of n -rauic cavalry roglinont out Ii u'lhi, wan tho oldest sun and helr ol ??V?_r?* /J5.. ^''.V'ntiiilli, und hls qitncl Eft. ?._.?? uhel w?? not' HH Homo ped i?? Li^y.'1' _l ,nd,? wol'rlquot to/dls . .ni i h. ,l,m fro'" U"J "'hor Wlndhor ft b nu fldo Chrlstlan name, whlch ha. p vr, ,Vst'rJ,y I,lH f,tl,,l|i' for niindr'ads of yours. 'llo was ?, vorv glftetl mul popular young follow, who*, coml ? ? .?" 1S0',lr? y0"1'--1 ??:? wns mado tho l a,? ?f ?o end of rejolclng on r? i mn??f,,V0ue"t,ll?'8 ot I|,H f'i?'6r?whti ro tiinately hns another nnd yo.mger h.n',?"ow.tWcnty years of age left, v ? w.nHk.nowJ,,B" ,,,c Hon, iiobor Jvor Wlndsor CT vc, but who wlll now boromq Lord Wlndsor ln hh_ brothort ofT,\Vim?^r*i0' *flf f"n,IIy w"s a H0" WIlllnrY. .ttV^Ji'0 <-:"n'lueror's CouhIii, or M?Bf?.t!ioth.1 "tmestor of tho Dttke of Lolns ter, and miccect ed hls tath.r oi.b.r.f,01"1,", ,of. Wlndsor Castlo, an King Ilenry l? ahd bv Kinpress Mtiud.\ aiismning the dcslghntlon of "do \Vln. - ._._,.. _?.om: Kla ?"klc- Til" Wlndsor peerago was created hv Ilenry VIir. ,n uUior ?f mv Andrew Wlndsor, and ?l.-n.,?l? a uarony hy writ, It ileseemls thiough tho fomale as well as through . 9,m_.!? 1Inc- In fact, the presen <?',. ?V,.yn,out" inhorltod tho haroiiy fiom hls grundmothcr, who was a P^Ss. " hor own rlght. und who man led the Hon. Robert Clive. voung er son of tho Earl ..f Powys, whehc. tho patronymic of Windspr Cllve, now bornc by Lord PlymoTith and hls chll? dren. The aeventh T.ord WlndsjX wns cre? ated Earl of Plymouth ln 1(182. Th? en r?ny of Wlndsor ahd t-e eurldom of riyinouth wero hold jolntly untll the death of tho twelfth T.ord Wlndsor and fii.-.th earl wlthout lssue in J70P, when his barony of Wlndsor fell into abov ance between hls slsters, whilo hls eiirhlom of Plymouth went to hls un? cle, who dled ns soveiith earl, wlthout issue, In -S-I3. the enrldom thcroupon becomlng cxllnet. Threo years ago it was rovlved by King Kdward In favor of. tho prosent and rourteetith Lord Wlndsor, the prosent earldom, of courso. belng a now creation. T.ord Plymouth was a member of the last Ltberal-Unlonlst admlnislratlon, in which he held tho offlce of mlnister of publlo works, now occupled hv Lewis Harcotirt, nophaw through mnr rlago of J. Pierpont Mftrgnn. Lord Plymouth owns ono of the fincst housos in London, tho wnlis of the blg. hall boliipr facod throughout with Pwnurth alabaster from hls quar rios in Wales, tho door belng laid with green and white innrble sqmtres, whlle beautiful whlto nlaboster columns havo tho effect of removing nny traco of soverlty in tho architccturnl treatment. rti fact, tho entire nmnslon is an artls Clc and statoly creation of beautiful marhle and alabaster, and thero Is -carcely a pleco of furniture. from thr "nld clrcular tnble of malnchlto In the ^icr muslc room to tho tortolso-shell Inble in Lady Plymouth's boudolr, vvhlch ia not- a work of art. Lord Plymouth ls not only a col ector of art treasuros and a wrlter 5n art matters, but Hkowlse a palntcr >t no mean sklll. both in water-colors ind olls. Lady Plymouth belng even noro lalented In thi:-! respect. Hor glfts nre Inherited from her mother,' who was born a Prusslan "cuntess Hohenthal, was the flrst inald )f honor of l-.mpross Krederlck after/ :he latter's marrlncc. and marrled Slr \ugustiis Paget, who was for so matly ronr3 Brltish ambassador at Homo. Lady Paget, who fetlll makes her lome In Florence. was ono of the ?ficiuls and champlons of the novelist, ?Oulda." and flgures in many of the atter's works. Lady Plymouth is Lady Paget's only laughtor, and. although christenod AI jorta Vlctoria, as a godchild of Ihc ate Queen Victorla and tho prlnce con ;ert, ueed to bo known by the uick lnmo of "Gay," and went about In so Jlety ns Jliss "Gay Paget" as a young Under the circumstances lt was onlv latural that on hor marrlago to the hen Lord Wlndsor sho should havo >eon dubbed "tho Merry Wlfo of Wlnd lor, ' a titlo whlch is no longer how iver. very applicahle to her, as she has )otomc extremely serlous and Ih iin )ucd wlth almost fanatical Hleas on tho uhject of vegotarianism and Chrlstiau iclenco. Hor only brother, Ralph Pa ret, is married to hls cousln, the laughter of General Slr Arthur Paget, '.nd of his Amerlcan wlfe, who ia a lahghter of tho late Mra. Paran Ste lt js- Count Perdlnand Kinsky, bro? ther of prince Charles Kinsky, and Vlaster of the Horso to tho Emperor, .vho has Inherlted all the great wealth ind extenslvo estntes of his mother's -rother. Prince Rudolph Lichtensteln, .vho diod tho other day unmarrled. :Jrinco Hudolph wns head of the eo :alled Kroihau line of tho soverclgn ioti.se of Lichtensteln, lts last repro? sentative. and was ono of the most jopular flgures at the Court of Vienna, >f whlch ho had for the past twelvo ?-ears boen tho Grand , Master and .-omptrollor-In-Chief, an/offlce, by .tha jy, which had been helfl many years ireviously by hls fathe'r. Beforo be lomlng Grand Mastor of the court ho ind fllled for moro than a decatle the Jfl'ico of Jlastor of tho Horso, and jrlor to that had been tha prlnclpal rontloman ln waltlng and chamberlaln >f Empress Ellzaboth, on whom he wa3 n dttondance durlng hor sojourns. ln Shgland aml In lreland for the sako >f the hunting. He was so rich and so Indift'erent 'to noney where he himself waa concerned hat throughout all the year? that he ipont in tho servlce of the .Emperor md Empress he declinod to'.touch a :ent of salary, orVven to recoup hlm :el_ for expenses whlch he had ln surrcd ln thelr behalf?that ls to say, n travellng, etc. His servieo was a :ase of wholly dlslnterested dovotlon o the lmperlal couple, and both. of heni treated hlm with a degree of iffectlon, conslderatlon and regard ac :orclod to no ono elso. Thus, when tho Jinperor would dlne -wlth tlio Empress it Lalnz, her beautiful suburban placo tear Vienna, drivlng ovor from Schoon >runn for tho purpose, a thlrd placo vas also lald for Prince Rudolph Llch enstoln. But tho Empress would always ntighlngly Inslst on dlnnor--belng or lered for four. owing to tho extremo y healthy appetlto of.tho prince. Al ?hough ho had gorgeously appointed ifflclal resldcncos at Schoonbrunn, and n the Hofburg at Vienna, y?t ho never Ived ln thom, but mado his home ln a uodost villa at Hlotzlng, u. suburb of I'leniia, ln tho Laln?orstraSso, whoro ho ipent hls spnre tlmo among hls flow irs and with his pets. He was pas lionately fond of both. Indood, hls jiedllectlou for flowers was almost 'ornlniiio in lts nature. He could novor uivo enough of thom; whilo among hls 10ts hls frlonds \vilL_j>e-?all a wondor ul whlto goat, a most whlmslcal Httlo uonkey, whloh usod to cllnib all over i.la vlsitors, findlng a spoclal dollght n passing lts hands gontly over tho iaUI ptitcs of thosn who woro doficient ti hlrsute adormnont, pnd, of course, a vholo tr'oop of dogs, espticlully colllos. Ho was vory fond. t<ip, of music, had i jilanoln ut work ln hls vllla ln Ihc ,ti)n_ertitrasso must of tho tlmo, nnd ils dogs wero tralned to rofrahf ft-oni holr natural inultiiallon to howl ln -nnvnrt whon ihov heard Us stralnu, *ut to slt rmitiil 'lu sllonce, wlth au ilr of Interest aml attentlon, us though ,bey really onjoyed It, Wlth all that, l.iulolph Lhihlenstetn vas an oxccllout vnanof buslness; ho naugiiratcil muny reforniH after ho iccamo "clilof of the Imporitil houso lold, aiul abolished huinorous tibusos. O -__v JS ?_C ?_> __=-,'X -A.. Beara the w^11,e Kind-You Havo Always Bought Wjnaturo/^? _vVJf*^T!^^T b6itio lioltig of iticoncclvahie oxtrnvn gaticc. In ro.eont yenrH he hns beo HbU' socoiidpd by hls prlnclpnl nsslst I nnt, Prlneo Alfrnd Mnnteiiuovn, grantl I son of I-intiroRH Mnrlo Loitlno by Iip second liushitnd, nnd who now sticeocd hlm ns Ki-and maslor of tho cotll't. 1 frlncn Hinlol|ih Lichfotisteln spok P^tiifllsli per.f__t.ly,' wan eXccodlngt; fond nr Kugllsh lltoratiire, and lioi iiiiiny English, fi'lotitts, Jn hls youngo days, ospccltilly when ho was wltl the oniproHs, bo wns inotetl for lil lioi'HoiiiittiKhl)), iind us o'io of the flntss whlps ln AtiNtt'ln, Lot me add thn. hls holr, Count Kordlnnnd Kinsky, I. marrled lo Prtnecus Aglno Attot'spern, who wns lo all Intoiits and rjurnosei . Itlie fontor slstor of ArchdiiohosH Vulo , rio, havlng boen brought up wllh tlu ; latter from ourlleal clillilhond by JSrrr ptf'SH J-IIWI both. ' (Cupyrlght, HifiP, by Iho Bronlwood Company.) STATE PRESS '?'ho DIvorre Bugnhno, 'Ihc ntnt-menf mnrtn by .Tudge McT-Otnort ln Norfolk n few wcolis ago that hla eour has becntne n dlvorce mlll ls n mlnrtllnt. norr.niHntary by n hlgh nutliorlly on thi f.ict tlini our dlvorcn laws In Virginia nn by no mcana as rlgld as they mlght bo. Whlle Ihe iilnr la Inollnod to look upor dlvorce ns pormlsslble ns n lnst rosort, a1 the nrinl horolc romedy for othcrwbtc ln. curanle inlaery of ono party nr the nthoi nnd proper rellef from brutnllty. drunk.n nrnn and neglecl. or worse offonsca agalnn wlfely dlgnity, it |. Impreaaed moro am* moro ench pnnslng dny wlth thn fnct th.tl hixlty ln the nppllcntlon nr thla bellef Is c dlrccl blniv nt Ihe prlnclple whleh Is al thr fnundallon nf our socl/il nvstom. Tt la snmewhnt stnrtllng tn flr.d nnr*olve< hore ln Virginia oonfrmited by tho condl tlons Ir.dlcnted by .tudge MoT.omore'E atatn. mn-.t. It is Indned rather a blow to nm srlf-rslcom,, fnr wo havo benn congrntuln' Ing ourselvea that ao fnr aa llm'dlvorco evll ls concerned Virginia has nothlng to- fenr. Thla ln nof true. Hnpplly wo nre auffor ers In fnr loss degree thnn other scrtlons, but siiffnrora we aro, novortholes*. and un . less we tnount guard forthwlih, we wlll be J undor tho same mennce thnt haa caused ithe greatest mlnds ln other Statea and | soctinna to bo turned townrd the work <>I r-berklng the sprend of tho ovll beforo .it shnP engtilf nnd deatroy clvlll.atlon Itself. Marrlagn Is ton easy. nnd Its frulta nrn to Im seen in tho dlvorce conrta. Tno problem Ib how tn promnle tho rlght sort of mnrrlngcs. Wlmn thnt nueatlnn ls aolved the dlvorce problem wlll dlsnpr.nr.?Ports tnculli Star. / Tlmo to Checr Vp. The Peterabyrg Index-Appeal grows cynl Cfil over Christmns nnd Now Year edltorlala that nppenr In tho press of the country. H'-at It: "Whero do they Itcep the stoek of Christmas nnd New Year edltorlala, we wondor! Tho aupply soems to be Incxhaus tible and Ihe brrtnd never changee. The samo old Idens. the samo old inor3llzlngi thr samo old set phrnses nnd flgures of spcech pop out nnnually wlth rejuvennted assurance nnd lachrymoae rentSmentality. Age does nnt wlther and cur,iom doea not atnle them. We wlll b?s boundod on an oatfc thnt wb havo 'renfl them for more tl'.ni n hundred yeara past, and w? dole. fully view the prospect of readlng them for a hundred years lu come. Is lt posidbl. that they are found ln tho r-hrlstmas egg nog and the New Ycar'a punch bowl! T>n ua hope thnt thlngs so good In themaclvea cannot bo pervertod to onds *o stupld nnd prrfltlrss." Is there nnything new undT the sun? What ls lt. nnd where Is It? Anythlng tha*. la sald. done. or wrllten !r but tho mnnlfcatatlon of thought, r.o why should there bo new thought, especlally upon a sub.lect that has been under dlscusslon for nlnetoen hundred years? Cheer up!_ P.oanoko Tlmes. Wllllng to Settle It Ttlglit. Ono nf Mr. Bryan's favorlte saylngs ,"s that nothlng Is _?ttled untll It Is aettled rlght. Hence it Is that Mr. Bryan due. not thlnk thnt hls candldacy for the prcs Idercy has beon aettled.?Newport News Times.Herald. l'her_ Kenlly Aro Some. ~^"or a former Domocrat to become a prVtectlon Democrat Is an Impo.slbllltv, a contrndlctlon ln terms. As well _ny a sprinkllng Baptlst, or a Congregatlonnl Episcopallan, or an ebony alblno, or a rad lca! conservatlvc.?Norfollc Vlrglnlan-PIlot. But there are a number who call them? selvea Just that. ncverthelosa, and aonte nf them wero pretty severe on tho Taft Dem ocrata, too.?Lynchburg Advance. Among tho (nndidates. Congrossman Gluas has held another con ferenco with hla friends touchlng hls pro pos-cd candldacy for Governor of Virginia Ar.rouncoment of hls decl.Ion In that rcsard 1. oxpected withln a fow days. in tho moantlmo Judgo Mann In sav.Mng wood Ucr.ry 8tuart ls on the ocean returnlng to the fray, and Harry Tucker Is about as busy ns men In poiltlcs evor get.?I.nrrl_on. burg Tlmes. Tho Texne Mcthod. A Virginia gentleman recently found a dUimond ln a squosh, It thla had happencd lu grund old Texas, down by the ltlo Grande, the Houston Post would ha'vo mado lt at least a tlara und a couplo ot sunburats.. Suffollc Horald. Tho May of IJJe. What a pity Poe could not have had a Httlo of thu money spont now In hls nn-m ory whcn he neodod tho necesBaries of life. ?Norfolk Lodger-Dlapatch. For Free Trado with Cuuiuln. Wheuovor a revislon is attempted It can rationally begin by__adinlttlng Canada into complete equalky witn oursaives in-the samo market. The line acrosa Nortlt Amerlca ls more absolutoly scnseless than any othor. The "paupcr" labor" and other argu monts hero all fall. Tho two popula tlons run together, are closely allke and work under simllar condltions. Tho New' Yorker trades to tho South absolutely wlthout restraint; to the North he is restrlcted by tho great "system." The mon of 1770 trled hard to forco.Canada to joln in the rovolt. liiiaglne the calamlty if they had suc ceedotl and had brought Canada instdo of our constitutlonai prohlbition of Im Port duties botween members of ^he oonfedemtion. The fact that the Do? mlnlon ls atill ln some sonse subject to Great .-Britaln is only a hlstoricnl accidont. Why should the two States try to keop apart by taxatlon and lmaglne that they can prosper ln that way better than thoy could by cuales cing economlcally? There aro in the Domlnlon great storcs of coal, lumber and metals, whlch we need and could use. They aro shut away from us by taxes, whlch are a derlslon of common senso. If wo ever take up tho tarlff determlned to sorvo our own Interest rationally we shall brush away all these hln dranccs and leave Indlvlduals to pro duco and trado as they see flt. Tho samo argument applles erjually to all other pa'rts of Amerlcan. Noarly all of it ls lnferlor to oursolvo.. Iu ccouomlc dovelopment and Industrlal power. It ls a grand market whleh wo havo renounced ln our attempts to get our "system" complete against Europo. Wo went lo war wlth Spaln lu .1898, and woro drawn on to d'ream of Orlental trado. Wo aro spending mllllons to try to get lt and to bulld a navy wlth whlch to dofond lt. Thero I:i inoro nud bettor trade to bo had with Canada, wlthout expense, bv re lioullrig taxes.?Prof. Wllliain G. Suin ner, ln tho New York Horald. Olyniplnnn. Pheldlppldes, Dorando, Hayes and Longhont have all boan\outdone, at any rate, to tho oxtont of a moral defeat, by Mr. Kapero, of Ugnnda. He hus not cqualed even tho Glymplo re? cord, lt ls truo. but tho Hganda course was iu a vory hoavy condition through rain, and none of tho runners Iind gono Into apoclal trainlng. In splte-of all thls, Kapero dld tho dlstanco In only (?ovon minutos moro thap llaycs's Nhophord's BiHrh?Hmo;?^It-fs-obvlounly ir.tich too soon to begin speoulatlng?a? Ir. tlio result of tho Warn'fhon raco" uf 1912, now that Europo and Amerlca aro threatened wlth the.competition of dark horses from the Dark Conttuent, Tho only hope, ' perhapa, lles lu tho pOHslhlllty that Kapore and hls follow nouutrvmeh will thlnk lt necessnry to gp Into trainlng when tha tlme nomeH. The elfect upon thom of generoin. dosea of Chlantl, or of any ot tho imtont Hvstems uf Bpropean and Amor? lcan runners, mlght vory woll bo dls astr.UBiT-Pall MhII ,Ci(izott?4 -- ? ? ' Voice of the People (.iliuhiun/o nml ithe Wealliet' II tire au Edltor of Tho Timon-Dlspatch: 8lr,?Klnrlly allow mc space In yout valiinbtf! papur for a few wortln of nro test nnd wiirnlng against Ihd oracllon of the Weather lluroatt In our now beautiful Chlinhorai'.o Park. In the flrst placo what ls Chlinborn.i'.o Park? It ls not only tho largast, mosl hcriiitlful aml most unadorned park ln our fnlr city, hut It Is tnillowed ground, Hero on theso broad uercn stood tho Conroderatti llonpltal, flllod v/1 tli the wotnidod und'dyliig of tho flower of our Soiithorn nriuy. ilero woro'pltuh ed thn tentn of tlibusatids of soldlers, whoeo suffiirlngs and hnrdshlps should ondoor every Itich of thls sacred noll to tho heart of tho Southern peoplo. It Ih now a hlfttorlc spot and ln lts slleiit, iinleuanted graiidoiir, broken only. by the pitttor of clHldQih tool aml u,o ccho ?>r I'hlldish volcea, Is a fltttng mtmiorlal lo thu cuiiho. wo loved and lost. Tliat u uoverninont bulldlng nud residence should be permlttod hero on thls hal lowod ground Is an offens- to pur con? ceptlon of tho oternal fitness of thlngs, Of what does tho beauty/ of Chlm? borazo Park connlst? Htand with mo on Broad Streot ot any vantago polnt nnd feast your cyo on tho sceno of beauty beforo you?the hrond, grasa covercd acres, the gontlo rolllng knolls, tho wlde curvlng roads, tho sun-klssod slopcs und tho iinsurpasslng view! Thon you wltl agron witli mo that Its beauty is Ils unbroken Immunslty, Hu froedom from ndorrmicnt, savo tho niantlo of green, whlch kind Nature has so lavlshly spread, nnd Iho ,tall tress standlng llko sontlnols agalnit a clear horizon,, And wo nro forccd to hollevo thnt heretoforo our city fathors havo con curred in thls oplnlon?that Chlmbo? razo nceded no adorninent; then why should they so suddenly bo selzed wlth the doslro to glve us thls public resj dor.tlal bulldlng. clahnlng that It wlll bo such Hn nrnwmont because tho lm menso sum of $18,uuO would bo spont thereon? AVhy wns thls grcat project en glnocrcd wlth such hasto that bofore the adjacont property owners, who havo paid-and paid well to enjoy thls park, hnd the opportunity to utter u word of protcst, the wholo scheme wns thrashed out before tho Councll and passed? Snch unsoemly hasto Is not b*oomlng our city fntbers, and rnthor leads an outslder to thlnk thnt thoy dkl not wlsh to know tho oplnlons of tna.o most Interested, nnd that .tbc thlng glven was ?ot dosirnblo enough for any otlicr seotlon of our city to wlsh it. We have deslred somo thlngs nt the hands of our Councll. How gladly wou d wo have glvon spneo for the rearing of a monument to any of our beloved heroes, or wolcomed a splash nK fountnln wlth Its sparkllng. foam. Ing waters. reflecting tho sunshlno In prlsmatlc colors! But thoso flttlnfe park adornments havo ns yet been denled us, and thls Inappropriate, undeslrablo thlng is. no, not glven, but slmply thrust upon us. v ' t^^:^.111' L" tMero a Ttichmond en \vI?,ia ?. of ,wnat?v?r magnltude that ?r-iid ..'C *}v$n n ",te 1,erc- 'towowsr gr??at the inducoment? .'. .iili,!0!."0,,8 njchmond cltizen. who ooo m ....ial]0;VC'J..t0 bulld "cn a J50. 000 manslon for hls rogldcnce? re-f,, ?i?T iy Bh0,Jl'1 "? govornment bu? reau find here a restljig- place aml n _o?rVb._n,0r^ ?ff,,,,al ?n Idoal oca on for hls residenco? And a flnai th?.._.!.? o So0 *wT "0t th0 "'?"* ^are'a^n .n?._?. .TV,_en once *M" bulldlng ts a - lowod to bo bullt should |t nrove ?? |ffis?.i f. ?_,'_.. v?-srirl. JTHK SOhID SOUtll. Pollflc. Pullln* o.,, W?y ?_,? K<M>_ uomJc* the other. gS& ^ste^^vh'lcT X^u.$n? rest'o?fmthPo01 nn?' c?"nmi.'"?" wVthd Ih! ?%&%^8fotf g^.uftTi,! "?S once the basls, of her pow ?',,' fe'^' "eve''-v Southern marifwith sn.ctr-S? ,^enaced by tIlc banlshed '1?' Jhe negro nuestlon, must bo permltted to bo In tho South. as i. every man in the North, a Demln or u Republlcan. accordlng as hb^c. convlcfions lead hlm oneVaV or Th. Dr. Taylor percelves, a. does everv observcr of Southom condltlons. thnt tho industrlal South^is pulling ono Y?"tyth?d.t,,e P?ut'cal So"t" another. ,n,..-5 ? e??noml? development of tho South is the most slgniilcant fact ln lier recent hlstory. it has wrought a revolut on that, as Dr. Taylor polnts S brlijp the South Into closo rela tlons wlth tho prlnclpal pollclos of the dominant party. Tho South ls in a posltion to profit more extenslvely thar ii tho past by the proteotlve pollcy It has a pecullar Interest in our terrl torial expanalon and Inl our forward pollcy ln tho Orlent. Politlcally, how ?yer;, .u? So.uth ls ?PPOsed in thoory tp all theso featuros of national pollcy. Her statesrnen affect oppositlon in prlnclple to matters that, In fact, they aro forcod by the ooonomlc sltuatlon of tho South to tacltly approve. Heneo tho extraordinary posltion ?omo of them ure drlven Into by the tarlff agl tution, that a protective tarlff is wrong ln prlnclple, but that ns long as lt exlsts the South is justlflod in takinx advantago of It. Nothlng could bo moro demoralizlng to polltlcal convlc tlon than ouch a straddle; nothlng could bo more paralyzlng to efTectlve leadorship than adherence to a aetof polltlcal prlnclples that may bo oon venlently lald aslde when tlmo comes to act upon them. In tho long run economio condltlons have a vltal lnfluonce ovor polltlcal theories, and In tho nature of thlngs tho present antagonlsm between poll tica and economlcs cannot perslst ln tho South.?Washlngton Horald. TEJVNESSEE COAI, AND IllON. And the President's Permisslon for tbe Trust to Gobblo II. Mr. Itoosevelt's steel trust message revcals tho crowning achlovement of personal governmont. Tho President, who waa onco an elo The mere fact that Scott's Emplsion is universally recom mended for Consumption is proof positive that it is the most energizing and strengthening preparation in the world. It warms and nourishes, it enrlches the bloo-trstopg" loss oif flesh ancl builds up. Get Scott's. Send thls adv.rtisement, together with name of paper in whlch it appeaw, your address and four cents to cover postasc, and we wlll send you, a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World." :i :: SCOTT &BOWNE, 409 Tcatl Street, New Vork Ladies' Coats at Cut Prices Tans, red, blue and blacks, $ 7,50 value, $4.98 $15.00 value, $7.98 Two Muslin Underwear Specials: Made of good clotli, and vvcll made and Irinnncd. Lnriieo' Dniwnra nnd Corset Cover.H, thnt sold nt _3o Or* and 3(i_, for . ,6i?IC l.ndleH' Gowns mul Skirts, thnt sold nt $1.50, no fo<-.98c Faulkner & Warriner Co. First and Broad Streets. 'luetit advocate of "publlclty ln tho interests of thu puhilc," not only r? fuses to pertnlt tho Atlot iiev-G.iiit-r.1 to tell tho Unlted States Senato why he fallod to brltig actlon under ih. iwitl-tiust law against tlie Utilt-u atates Bte.l Corporatlon on account <,< ita ucquisltlon of the TcnnosSoe Coal and Iron Company, Its prlnclpal i.om Iintltor, but denlcs the rlght of Con? gress to call for auch lnformatlon. Mr. Bonapario's reasons, however. nro not far to scols. H. could imt proceed against the steel trust hecahuo Mr. rtoosevell porsonallv licensod ihe transactlon. Mr. Itoosov.lt adnitti' th.it he "was porsonally cofrnfzunt of und responslblc for lts every dotall." and that he authorized the purchase h-? cause the representatlves of tho st.cl trust dctlred to "prevcnl a panlc." On such a statcinciit of, factt', v.hnt Is tho use of Federal laws? lf Um President of tho Unlted States criii license an ostenslble vlolatlon of tho Shorman act on the protensa of prei ventlng "a pnnlc" whloh had already taken place, and for whlch hc was largely rosponslblo, wo see\no reason why hn should not suspend any oth6r Kederal litatutes r.'honever it siiltcd hls Milm or dcslre or couvenloneo or polltlcal plans. Ilulnight even autho rizo plraey on the hlgh scas ir It wore represontcd to hlm that a llttle Jmll clous biiccaneorlng would "provent a panlc" or "oave tho altuatlon."?New York World. MII. JAMBS'S CltlTICS. Is It to Thelr Credlt Thnl They Cmb't I uiIi-i-Miiim! Hlm. Slnce Mr. Henry .Innics wrote "Tlio Goldcn Bowl" It hau boen Itnposslbto for hlm to uttcr u inonosylluhlo wlth? out bolng dccuse'itl nf tho gravesl ?,!, scurlty. Patngraphlsts twlttcr conviil slvcly at tho mcro men tlon of hls name, and tho vontral laugii shakca every booktnau of plaln tastes who t-oiidv scends to dlsous.s him. , Wo do not defend Mr. James ln hls torturod moirtonts oi plcad tor li(. csoterlc social dlscrlmliiuUotia. ttttt i*. *.* only rair to o.\hli>li the Injustlce of the Journnllstlc formttla tfiui Is sftip posed to embrace hlm. In a recept number of the Literary Ulgest ihe tol lowitiK- desorlption <>f an Arnorlcari come back io hla own utter thlrtv years of Europo ls quoted a ? "thr nn t qulntessential Jamesesquo' - "Proportlons aml values were ??!>? Klde-down; th". ugly thltigi he ii_d expeeted, tho ugly thlngs of ht: tav away youth, wheii he had ti"? pr mp'i ly wnked up to a sensc ot '?'??? |i_ . - theso uncaniiy phenontena placed hlm rather; as lt liappened. utid.r tl. : chartn; whereaa the **3M,a_; _"r' t !iiu_j.-. tlio modern, tlie monstroua, thr- fautons thlngs, those he had mor. particularty. llke thnusands of Ingenuou*- Inijuli-ei < every year, come ovor to see, were exactiy hia sources of dlsmay." Ho far from being obscure, the abovu scntenco Is extremcly luold. it ls ?a good a piece of Hngllsh, ln Its way, as any In tho standard books of com fsltion, although a trlfle sclf-lndui nt ln punctuation. Contrast it, hov. over, wlth the Literary Dlgest's ow.i inelegant and clumsy cxpresslon lt. a sentenco that comes almost lmmodlate ly after: "If lt ls not assuming too much to say that tho author'ji own self may bo surprised in the person of hls hero, we may dlscover what Mr. Jame?'.. feellng about hlmsolfc may have been by attendlng to tho \0ordti ot hls hero.' Wlth a very present sense of Mr. James's excessea wc are stlll ombold ened to remlnd hls crltlcs of the trUlsm: "You take qulte Ignorant peo? plo before almost any beautiful work of art, and they wlll laugh at lt us absurd." The fallure to comprehend Mr. James is not a thlng to boast of.? Chlcago Evonlng Post. Cubn'H Army of Paclflcntloii. The nrmy has not' been idle. It has rcorganlzed and tralned tho rurnl guard; it has mapped the Island untll every trall isjujown; lt haa done sani tary work of uie hlsrhest value to tho Cuban people; it has helped to glvu them a code of laws and hae. dlrected and asslsted In publlc worksJ In in calculable ways lt has proved Its use fulness, whlle as a pollce forco it re? malned nloof; and lt has done a work for Cuba whlch lays tho peoplo under a great obllgatlon, nnd should evoke thelr nppreclatlon. Whcn wo spoak of ? the army wo mean the offlcers of all departments and the enllsted men. They are loavlng Cuba ln better health and ln a hlgher stato of eftlctency than could beclaimed for thom when tho rovolutlon of August, 1906, called them to ' the island. The Amerlcan people havo good reason to be proud of the army of paclflcatlon.?New York Sun. Hopeful Sign of the Tlmea. If tho rlch mnn votes only for tim return of prosporlty, and the poor man votes only for the full dlnner pall, neithor should be surprised if the other trles to rbb hlm. If we vote only for . material thlngs wo shall get only ma fcerlal thlngs. The man who coddlea. hls stomaeh generally has a weak heart ?likewiso tho natlon. But with this nation of ours tho'^nrost hopeful sign of tho times Is that we are beglnnlng to get a national sense of our ullment. All doctors agrec that It is the".tom aoh and no/ tho heftrt or the head of thls pooplo That Is wrong. ln t)?o cam? paign just closed the Kopubllcans, thn Soctallsts, the- Democrats and tho Pfo hlbitlonlst. all proclalmed alrnost in unlson against tho furthor exten.sJons of special privllegcs.?Wllllam Allen Whlte, In Amorican Magasiiio. Govcrnmeiitnl .Fire Htsks. A San Ifranclsco fire oxpert, vlslttng Washlngton,,'says that. many of 'the most valuablo governmental eolloclloua ln Washlngtou aro at presont hougod ln bulldlngs that San Franclsco would now rute as thlrd-class rlsks. Ha han only to polnt to tho damago wrought recently ln tho Geological fiurvey De partment's flro to show tho folly whloh Congress permlts. The Intorlov De partmont, for Instanco,. carrlqs on ita work among wooden ahelving, wooden furniture and wooden window frauioa. ?Boston Herald. ? ' C'ni'iicKle'H liimior. - --Hidlculo is one of tho/ most polent weapons. wlth whlch'to combat.-errox,? Andrew Ca.rneglo novor dld anythln? finer ln nis llfe than turn the bat lorv of: his wlt upon tho milllcmalre hoggars who were demandlng that the steel .trust should still be kopt In the llst 'of nursin.g infauts kopt at tha bretist of tho Amorlcan eonsumor.? Philadelphia Record. . . XeeilN Ulskemlnutliiu. Silenco Is Indeod gohlen, and the plty (a iiuhlU: tasto won't pernilt tlui_phonw &gruplis to r?pi'oduoo more of lt,?Puck.