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ftuilnets Offlc?.?1* 1B. Main Street. Vnnchntar Bureau.1102 Hull Street. i'ewfrturi nurrnu.40 N. Sycaraor* ?t, Lynehburg rt-iri-mi.II* EtRhth st. HV MA1L. One Blx '. ? On? rOBTAOB r.MH. Tear. Moa. Moi. Mo, 1 . ?? Wlth "Llov...?8.00 $.1.00 fl.BO .65 ].,,.i, withoot Bunday 4.00 8.0* J.oo .B5 FuoJiy edltlon only.. 2.0C 1.00 .(0 .15 Veckl) i Wednciday). 1.00 .1)0 .!B ... Hi iimr-d-Dlitpatch Carrler Dellvery Ser \ , |n RhliDicnd (and suburbi), Manche*. t. i iiiiJ reterjh.ru ? Cna Week. balty ?lth Sunday. 14 cenla i il wlthout Punday. lo cent* fcuoday only . B ccnta Cntirtd Janu*rj '-'". 1993, at Ttlchmond. Va., ?* eecond-clas* matter under ect of llii; *3SES!*i*tBNT OF TAXF.Ss TIIIB siiniMi ni;>ii;nv. I,, gdvticflHfng the more frequent as ^cssmeni of it,.:- and the appolntmeht i-: ,-i i.i rinnti'-'.t t:i\ . cuiiir. :'."ii "a the ilrst stens In the refoirm of tho present Iu, |,, t method of 8 ing taxes iu y]| ??:',;,. I '..I.-' T i,- \^"; p:l|ICI llllH ll 11 d in III111 d ,;,. ,.ty ?.; equallty between all lax-payers and the neceBBlty of secur Ing .in ampla revenuo for tho State. No Ins reforra can have any clalm for the aerlous conslderatlon of the peopie which does not provlde for these ob II Ii manlfest that a tax eommlsslon, &rl to tix the valtiation of all prop rty, and Wlth ample authorlty to compel the conMnlsslonera of the revenue to Obiser/e ft standard assess iiMit. wlll do much to equaltae taxes. Certalnly the commlsslofl can see that iaxes in adjolnfng countles, where vnlues ?r. praetlcally tho saine, ahall i?. unlfo/rrt; nnd itrlct sUpervieloh wlll uuquestlbnabiy have a inoat salutary , n.it on the asaeaflors. The work of the tax comnilssion in Kaniaa demon Ktrated this fuct wlthln three montha cftei Its organlzatlon,. lt is ei|\Kiiiy certaln tliat a tax eom? mlsslon, properly orgttnlzed, will pro vldo ample revenues for the stuto wlth it iniiiijiiiiiii of confuslng aasessments aml duublo tut< s. Smh a commiaslon will do ovii more: lt wlll elther pro duce a surplus revenue or bring about a reductlon in the tax rate. A few facts of record wlll denionstrate this point beyond qttcstion. I'W the flscal year 190S tho varloug countiea and clties tnrned into the State Treasury on account ?'f peraonal property $41",4. !o7.4'.', deductlng ihe amount puid on cverdue taxes (S473,288.7? leea 39. I 41'.Oli. For the smnc year, wlth slinl lar deductlons, the rcturne from real < state were $1,876,737.49. Thua the lotnl taxes froin all real and peraonal property atnounted to $1,740,874.98, and tho asaesaed value of the property on Whlch thcae iaxes were levled waa 1547.240,96;. Thia tlgurc i;- ridteuiously lotv. In 1904 the" Uiiitecl States Censua Bureau made n.n esiimate of thla samu property, and found It to be wdrth ., 587, ,60,848. Investlgatlona have ahown that the government estlmate was practlcally Lorrect at the time it was made, though it Ik now too low. NevertUeless, on this hasly, the State is lu.-ing annually lhe taxes on more than 3320,000,000 of icai and peraonal property. if this property were, aseessed and taxed it rwould lncrease the revenue from this aource more than 57 per cent. An ac tlve tax commiaslon can dlselose tlic whereabouts of this property and can return it for taxation. In tsucli n case it at once follawa that the rato could bc reduced or this surplua revenue could be devoted lo the more rapid cx tlnctlon of the State debt. These facta ullow of-no di.spute. What anawer wlll the next Leglsla.ture make to ttiein, and what steps wlll they take toward reinedylng an existing and manlfest *vil by measurca whlch have elsewhere proven efllcacious and timple? GKNTLB ANNIE. Aprll is the rlrst spring month, no tuatter what aheep'a oyeB astronomera may thow, ln a vernal way, at wanton March. now dead Flnco "juldnlght. lllrits of spring we see here all wln ter long. but wlth Aprll hlnta glve way to cfflrmatlou, whispers swcll Into a dulcet and pleasant roar, and apring becorhee k hat.it. Now Boreaa retires to his surr.mer place on a long vaca tion; the snow shovel yields place ln the woodaljed to tlie lawn-iuower; the t-un, strengthened by a winter's prac tise, begins to get down to buafnesa; the green thltigs bud, shoot, bourgeon and so iorth; the days grow g}oriously long; all nature ralses a beckonlng fln fier and bays: Come Into the garden, Maude. As, for the burnlshed dove, the Jiveller lrla may now be dlscerned gleatnlng by hird-fanclcrs and others Who taka the trouble to investlgate. As for the young man's fancy, there is amall doubt that it is now llghtly turn ing in the old familiar direction. As for the kuots in the fence around the ball park, he confldent that the lada are knoclting them out against the r.pcning of the aeason, much as thelr granrl.-ires dlu before them, There is a perennla! Intereat ln the Ibeglnnlng o? spring, as wo believe sev eia! persona have remarked durlng the ? itl-i ,ii. s; , io*i ii:itod mq savo oool and light bllls; physicians uso it to warn agalnst the dangers of tnklng 'cm off; cdltora uae It as tlie theme for llttle artlclea llke thla. Greetlngs, Gentle Annte, and wel conie to our clty, KITCHIIV OW IVOItTII CAHOMiVA. Represenfatlve Kltchln, of North Carollna, ls evldently one of the old fashlohed Democrats who atlll hold that a hlgh protectlve tariff la an economlc unwlsdom and an cthlctil lncqulty. Ile thinka, as hls party used lo thlnk, that tho tariff Is a "bogus" frlend; that Its beneflta are speclous honeflts; that Its prosperlty ls an artt flclal prosperlty whlch docB not nearly pay Its way; and that the alleged "lice.t" of protectlon wlthlu hla party ls really only a klnd of unthlnklng frlght. domnndlng costly shclter from fantastlc dangers- whlch do not exlst. Ilo says, too, that Democrats who ask pnitoctlon in the Interest of their con stltueiirs cnn no longer attack Repub llcans for do'lng thc samo thlng; that they must elthcr slt ln rather awkward idlenee whlle tho Reptibllcans are grab hliig, or elso frankly admlt that the Republican posltlon has nll along been rlght. nnd tho Democratlo posltlon has all along been wrong. Ho Is qulto rlght In thls. When . reformers paa slonately Inslst that tho evll they set out to relleve Is both rlght and "neces anry" ln their own pnrtlcular cases, their rolatlonshlp to reform may be j sald to be over. No one has succeeded ln cxtylnlnlng the conduct of some of these Democratlc Congressmon by any iirgunient whlch commands thc assent and approval of intelligent and dls Interested observers. We hear too few of such protests against the dlssolutlon of thc Demo? cratlc party on this staunchest and soljdest of Its ptinciples. Tho sllence of those who should speak has been th*. most slgnifleaift and disoournglng feature of tho sltuation. Yet Mr. Klt? chln must not thlnk of hlniself as a KOlItary EHJah crylng out by hlmselt amldat tho debris of abandoned con victlons. Tho'process of reudjustment under the cornpelllng pro'd of Interest i.-; gradu.al, nnd meantlnie there must needa he irregularlties on the flrlng Ilne. But the r'ank nnd fIle, though it maj shift, wll! show an undhninlsheil number; and at any tlme when a eount of thrso Is made It would be found that there aro countless knecs whlch have not bowed unto Baal nnd in numerable mouths which havo not| klssed hlm. HOW A STATE COXVENTIOX WOULD IIEI.P. The demand for a State Democratlc Conventlon, <>r (for some other means t'> complete tho rieressary work of a party organization, has no rolation to any Issues ralsed or unralsed In thls partlcular campalgn. The demand ls entlrely unconnectcd wlth any espp clal views as to prohlbitlon or any thing olse. The largcr queatlon in? voived in it Is ainipry whelher or not the party sbould surrender its duty of maklng plntfornis to two or three self deslgnated candldatea. Thls questlon Is not a new one, olther in yirglnla or olsewhere. Some States whero it has beon ralsed havo answered it aflirmatlvely. They hav<j glven the platform-maklng power to candldites; and it ls posslble that many Democratlc lcaders in Vlrglnia would favor thls disposftiou of tho niatter. The Tlmes-Dispatch does not favor It. Thls newspapor believos that lt Is the buslness of a party to lay down party Issues and framo party platforms, and not the buslness of a few voluhteers, howcveti estlmable and capable they may be. For transactlng this necesary and helpful buslness, The Tlmes-Dispatch is disposed to accept the old delogated conventlon, at least untll some belter jjgtrument1 ls sug gested. ? -;-.?*?= Tho Tlmes-Dispatch does not regard the conventlon as an ldeal 'lnstltutton. So far as the immedlato sltuation ls concernad, lt ls true enottgh, as The News Leader points out, that the hold Ing of a conventlon mlght entall eome risk. It la true enough that what is known as the machlne element mlght control and domlnate it. But If this happens, the careless and apathetlc suffrage whlch permits lt will get as tnuch comfort as lt deserves. It ls true enough that the prohlbitlon ele? ment mlght control and domlnate a State conventlon. But if the majorlty of tlie Democratlc votors favor prolil bltion, this is what ought to happen; and if the majorlty do not favor lt, yet are so careless and apathetic as to the cholce of delegates that they permit it, they will get as rhuch comfort as they djserve. It ls true enough that the conventlon mlght brlng on a clash or a split within the party. But if it does, the fault will belong to the sltua? tion, and not to the convontlon. A conventlon cannot 'call into belng forces and hostlltties .whlch do not exist. It cannot manutacture antago nlsrns out of perfect harmony and ut ter accord. If a conventlon would dis close sUch hostilities and antagonisms, It would be because these unfortunato realltles have already developed. if they now exlst, as they ,probubly do, sooner or later, somowhere or some tlme, they muat be fought out and set? tled. lt will hardly be urged that a party conventlon would not make a better hattleground for such a strug glo than a general election at tlie polls. If there are dlficrences In the Democratlc party whlch make It liu posslble for itfe niembers to nssemblu In conventlon without flghtlrig llke a baekloi full of Kilkenny cats, tho soon? er this nght ls settled, adjuated, heaied o\er and I'orgottcn, the better for thc party, KSfCecUye nnd harmonloua work cannot ho gotten by Ignorlng wound? and sorei ulreudy alleged to he rari rlng.? Nothliig is galned b; te'a haad in the sam! au.l n nt no dauger is ln slghf, But let ns say pne'a more <d of complctlng thc pai '???'? ln 'i dirrotion wlici,. |i |. ,,i, OUXly iUtlii,.nt, bj nuitt; indcpciidcnt of these dlfterences and thla-sltuallon, As to thla partlcular campalgn, a con? ventlon in alrendy somewhat belnled, It ahould have been cnlled months ago, when the demand for lt wna flrst volcod, and before the candldatea had brought forward their own platforms and lald down tholr own Ibsuch. Yet cven at Lhia late day, the provldlng of a conventlon, or of some aubstltute for lt, would. be vory much worth whlle. It Is Important for the Demo? cratlc party to rctaln Its rlght to de fine the party posltlon on such lasues na there may bo, and to slgnlfy now that It dben not mean to hand thls rlght over. to volttntary appllcants for olTlce. This rlght Is both a prlyllege and a duty. If the party la to be frlghtened Into abandonlng lt on tho ground that the attempt to claim it would brlng on a row and a spllt, the tlmidlty and feoble ineffectuallty of Its posltlon can hardly falljfto weaken Its hold on the growlng "timber of voters who lntend to thlnk for them selves. A husband in another State has Just returned' to hls wlfe after an absence of twcnty years. We suppose the slck frlend he was altting up wlth dled at last. "Kansas," saya Ropresentatlve Mur dock, of that State, "la the only truly Democratlc Stato In the whole United Stat03." Whereupon some hoarso stranger ln tho gallery will be heard to sliout: "An' wot is a truly Demo? cratlc State'.'" Wa anxlously walt to havo Kalser Wliheltn tell 113 whether or not Dr. Ellot would feel "comfortable" at the Court of St. James. A dlspatch regardlng Servlan mat ters states, as prlnted, that the powers are conductlng "pour parlors." Tea rooma? As we vlew tho matter, tf takes no fancy-prlced allenlst to show that ,1 man who trles to llck Roosevelt ls not all there. Take no candy from childrcn to-day, boot nostray derbles, make a grab for no pocketbooks lylng mvltlngly on the sldewalks. Few shorn lambs of Wall Street ever went out moro tnmely. 'What is love?" Inqulrcs tho Wash ;tun tlerald, a paper that llvcs al ist noxt door to Congress. We havo little or no doubt thnt many worthy pcrsons ln Boston belleve that possum and taters Is the South's na tlonal dlsh. From a baked bean com? munlty, this looks to (is'llke sass. Tn vlew of tho tax. thc malled hands of Richmond propose to abandon the wearlng of velvet gioves heroafter. A grcat deal of cxclting African matter is appearing In the publlc prlnts these days from the p'ena of entorprising persons who were never nearer the feal thlng than Little Afri ca. N. Y. Belng as hc Is now a collector, \\ 1. do not see a slngle reason whf Loeb, Jr? should not be elected to the Blll Club. If the woitien once get after it. they'll surely make it look llke an open work sto'crflng schedule before they get through. THE GHOWING SOITII. New Vork 1'rcns Seea <;rcn? Ponatbili? tlcN llelutt .MiiMiii mimI Dlxon'a l.lne. Below Maaon and Dlxon's llne things changc slowly. Yet they have changed and are changing. The proble.ms which confront the South to-day 11" becomthg more and more tho prob Iema which confront the other paris of the country. A new South?the ;n dustrtai South?has growu up, and u.s It Increases in power thc tradltion* of thc old agiicultural South, tho, South of the planter and of the Slayer owner, become of less blndlng/etrength upon people fa,ced by a new sltuation, new wants, new economlc pioblcius and new ambittons. The South Is beginning to roauze that it moves .u and Is part of a new order of things. and that Its "negro questlon" is not the only one wlth whlch it has to deal. By clinging to the old mcthods and old traditlons which have so long kept it apart from the rest of the country the South has created for itsclf a "poor white" probletn whlch can be solved, as can the. other ques tlons which affect its growth and de velopment, only by the se'etion beeoin ing not solid, but soluble and dls aolving ltself into the great lite of the natlon. That thc people of the South are beginning to reallze this is becoming moro and more evident every day. Tho Southern newspapers, big and little, the country joui'nal and the papers of the big cities, show by a hun dred signs the drift ot opinlon down there. Thls beginning of a new admlnistra tlon seems to have been setzed upon as an opportune tlme for a general ex pression of sentltuents and ideas which have long been gatherlng strcngth and aro now about to beepme compelllng forccs. Tlie Soutlt, with its undevelop cd reaources and do'rmant posslbllitles, has a future as great and glorlous as any other part of the country, and it must bo a matter of lntcuse satisfac tion to every true' Amerlcan that :>.t last it shows signs of desirlng to possess the rich herltage from whlch it has so long stood aloof.?New York Press, SPBXDING OVIl WEALTH. lJnciriiu- of Conacrviition Hard to lii stlll lu Aiuerlcuua. The permanent wealth, the inaln atay of our prosperltiy, the bulw'ark o.f our greatness as a natlon, springs troin our soil. That alone Is rcal be pauae it is natural; all other forms of wealth must ever be uncertain because they are man-made. Therefore. when we talk of yearly Income reallzed from our agiicultural and ruineral wealth, We must not delude ourselves wlth thc bellef that oatabllshlng new annuul re cords will contlnue indennitelv, or thiit our estate will last forever. Whether aware of it or not, liquidation Is golllg 011, nnd muat go 011, wlth the dwlndling of our resourcos?partly from natural consuinptlon and partly from wa.ste and extrayaganco, The diillcuity ex perlenced in the consor.vatlon move nient is that of nutklng the people see thls phase >>f the quostiou. They seem to b'olieve that what they have alwnv.s had they will contlnue to have, aml aii, apparently liltlo interested in what 1he 'future has [11 storc for them.? " an st reet Kummary, "Hitekward, Tiiru Itncknnrd." I fl-utu?? "Uuek Mo to Sleep.") Haekward, turn baekward, oh,! "Ted," 111 your Hight, r,S '?'!'' ex-Presldent just for a nlght. ' , leddy." come hftck I'roni thut Afrlcau Take ua agijn tq your henvt as uf ybre; Kiss from our foreheads these furrows of cart-, ? ] l.et tho ohl hon al?ne iu his )alr: Pungers and perlls nre ihlne 011 the I _ deep, We cannul sleep, "Teddy," we cannot alepp, li" ?Lonely, lonely, lonclv we woep' Sadly, aadly, sadly we sleep! ,. * MRS. S, Murch J8, t'jij'j. Borrowed Jingles. MAN. How wondorful I, manl Ha rldo With outipread wlng* upon the atr; He puta a harncaa on the tldot ? And flnds hla aorrow hard to b?ar ?When he boalna to loae hla halr. He PhaotH a smokelea*, nol?el?*? gun And thua o'ercome* hla bltter foa; He gtrd* the earth, ho welgh* the fuo, And uaea langungn that la low Beoatiae aome one stepa on hla to*., He apeaka Tttroaa the gulfa of apacs Waite land* he make* auperbly rlch And carele**ly pour* In hl* face Thlngi of a nery natura whlch Extcnd him ln the reeklng dltch. He Jolns the oceana, apan* the plalna, And Mt lavlatbana nfiuat. The lord of all thlnga he remalna, He atiidlea planeta far remote, And tet* a ward bosa cast hl* vote. How wonderful fg manl He walk* Upon the bottom of the aea, And uRually when he talka Exhlblts foollahness that he Suppoae* to be wlt, ah, mel ?Chlcago Dally News. MT.BET.Y JOK1NO. Why Inderd, "What'a Johnny been dolng?" aakefl. the patlont father. "He had an altercatlon with the nelgh bori<' ehlldren, waa warnod by the pollco, brolce tho cellar wltldow, trlod to put a car trldRo In the furnace, and?that'a all I can thltik of auat ifcw." "It's absolutely marvelouj, lan't lt?" "Whaf la?" "That anybody ahould hnve tlio nerve to kldnap a small boyl"?Washlngton Star. Not Scnaltlre. "Tou are a llarl" exclalmed the flrat man, hotly. "May be ao," replled the other, "but, thank goodncs*, 1'm not aensltlve,"?Phlla delphla Lcdger. Between ArtlM8. It wa? at the muslcale. "Do yoti play?" asked tho long-halred Indlrldual. "Oh, jes," replled the man In tho red tle. "Do you play Beethoven?" itaked ha of tho long halr. "No, but I'll play you a game of plnochle lf we can get away from this rackot," replled tho man ln the red tle.? I'lilla.lolpBIa Record. Ho Got tbe blrccfoo, But recontly arrlved, a shade bustled up to St, Petor. "My g'Hid man," sald he, "wlll you fell mo whore I must go to got souvenlr poat cardaV" And St. Peter, eylng hhn sourly, told him Where he could -go to.?Clevoland Lcadcr. S.MiiplnniN <if In-unltj. Captaln (of baaeball nlne): "Tou thlnlc Stumpy is gettlng sort of weak In hlamlnd? Why*" Mauagor: "He ronewed hla contract for this aeaioln wlthout making a kick for a hlghcr salury."?Chlcago Trlbunc. Thankful. Honpecke: "Every man haa somethlng to bo thankful for." Wlgwag: "What .have you to be thankful for?" , BenRecke: "That I'ra not a Mormon."? Phladclphla Record. V4ISDOM IN 8JIAI.L DOSES. B EI'OltE marrlage a man will go through all sorts of contortiona ratlier than Ict hla Hweethcart stoop over tu plck up her own hainlkerchlef: aftcr marrlage he'll sit calmly tu an armchalr nnd waloh bor mov? the plano about tho room.?Delroit I'rca We ventutf the a?*ertlon that the Glorlou* Qlrls of Cotham look If.'s atroelous In the naw spring hats than the asterlsk-eycd blonilcs of nichmond or the grand old wld owa "f dlmpled HOUSton?Now York. Evcn |ng Mail, A iroman can tiill as derply over her pre I>aration3 fpr housecleanlng as a man over sjettliig n-aoy to so (lshlng.?New York A collar button waa found in an Okla homa man's appeodlx, showlng the futlMty of searching under tho bureau instead of calllng a surgeon,?St. Louls Post-Dlspatch. Don't mlsjudge the man who weara a fraycl overcoat. Ite niay be mcrely trylng to make lt last alx weeks longer.?-Chlcago Record-Herald. Craay Snake will plcad emotional Inaan ity.?Now York Eveplng Fo*t. PEBSONAl AND GENEBAL. Like the Emprese of Oermany, Queen Vlc toria of Sweden is a great houaeketper, and ln her youth, at Baden, her mother s?w to it that she recelved practical instructlon In the art of cooklng. One of the happk-st houra uf her stay ut v\',n<*sor was conae i/uiiitly spi'iit ln Inspectlhg the huge kitch ens. -?. Dr. Charles H, .Slerbergcr, the aut.hor of "The Life of a Fossil Hunter." is one of the oldest and best Jtnown explorers ln his fleld. He haa not only furnlslied many of the (Incst specimens from Kansas, Texas, Orcgon and other placos to the museums of America and Europe, but he has had many Itvely adventures wlth Indlana. buf falo, etc. Tlm book contaln* more humor than Its titlo would lndicate. A pccullar fasclnatlon to attend funerals thut seetned to ha'vo charmed her when yet a llttlo girl, and whlch.sho hag been unable to reslst ln her long llfe of over elghty-one years, has glven Mrs. Rebocca Wentzel, of Pottstown, Pa., a reputatlon far and wlde as a niouiner for everybody'a dead. "Laugh, and thp world laughs wlth you; weep, and you wcep alone," does not apply to her, as her record of attending 4,007 funerals at tests. Many eclipses are noticed ln the record* of all ages. Astronomers can dctermltia accurately when eclipsea must have oc curred, and the eclipao records are provlng valuable to hiatorlcal stitdents as a means of detcrminlng' the date* of importani evc.nis. Prom theae studles P. H, Cowell has found evlden'co that .our year has de creuscd withln hlstortcal times. Tuikey is to havt\a now natlonal bank on the crcdlt foncier systcm, wlth heaJ quarter* at Constantlnoplc. Its ? startlng capltul Is to be. }ln.'JOO,000, with tho rlglu to lncrease to $50,000,000, Tho capital, $15, OOO.OuO, of the present credit foncier. may be tricieasej to $100,000,000. Tlio conces ston for tho new baqk is for ninety-nlne years, and lt will ha$s branohes ln all the large clties of the emplre. ln pursuance of its pollcy to place its cunency on a gold basis, the Slamcse gov? ernment has ennctfiii a law providlflg for a gold colnage and ostabllshlpg a fund of 12, 000,000 ticals tabout i!)25.000, or $4,501.5131 as a gold resc-rve for nialntenanou of the stability of the oxchunjre value of the'ailver cunency alreudy ln circulation, At present there is practically no gold eolns ln cir? culation, The law provldes for gold and silvcr coitiB of a new dealgn, as well as new subsidlary colns on a doclmal basls. A IMIOHIBI'I'IUN NKWSI'APEU. Thai the ISxperliuent Ile Trled'Herc \h UrgOiI. Tlie chances of success of the""pro posed prohihltlnii dnily newspaper in HichinoiHl. where three newepapeiji that prlnt lhe newa, and their own | oplnlona on the edltorlal page, now I'.ourish, are remote, but the experi I nicni shuuld bo made. The prohlb-i | lionlsts owe tu themaelves and to the jpuhiic iu suibscrlbo tl)e hundreds of thousands of dollara -noceesary and niuke U, I The haliit of the prohibllioulet-B in S'irglnln nnd elsewhere, and of all surts o[ poiitlcal and mornl cults ho t'ldea, ls to deinand that the nowspn peiH ahcady ip exislence eapouao their i;.u?e. and Iu cn.se tlie nowapapers re fua'e, to ubuae tlieiri. Onc'e upon a time a fiu'ioua and suecessful ."movelnent" waa/atarted in this State, aud the fact that the leadiug liewepapers did not npprove lt was sot up aj proof of tts jiiHtiee, antl of thelr depravlty. Al though tho iimjorlty of tho ueople voted for the eauilidutes of the "move rnent," they would not aupport ,lta or gan, whlch, after u lingerlng alcknerfa of tliroo or four yeara, durlng whlch lt was kopt itllvn chjefty through the lll-ailvlaed jjenernaity of a Northeru man, passeil nwa.v.-'-Charleston News and Cuurier. The Courts of Europe By Lli Marquiae de Fontenoy. The New Earl of Rardwlcke. LORD ROYSTON, who now, through the death of hla father, a Cri mtwn veteran, becomoa clghth Marl of Iiardwlcke, ls well known In AmerlCa, whlch he haa fre-i qucntly vlalted, and waa at tine time reported engaged tO Mlas ' Besalo Thomaa, daughter and helroaa of a mlllionalre dynamlto manufacturer, of Bay Clty, Mleh., the marrlage, how? ever, falllng to materlallze, The new earl haa durlng the pnat two years been one of the'ploneers of aerlal navlgatlon, and tho newa of hla father's, death, and of hla own atu coaalon to the carldom, and to n aettt In the Houae of I.orda, overtook him whlle he waa at Pau wlth the Wrlght brothers, taklng part ln tholr llylng machlne exjierlments. He is a man of about forty years of age, and la qulte tho reverae of rleh. The llnnn olal misfortunea of tho house of Yorkc, of whlch he ls now the chlef, and that have resulted ln the allemitlon of all the fantlly eatates, and in the dlapersal of the famlly treaaurcs, hftve been partly due to ngrlcultural depresslon undpartlyalaototnecxtravagance of the fourth nnd flfth earls, The anceatrul home, Wlmpole Hall, in Cambridge shlre, with Its superb doublo avenuc of elms, three miles long, each tree belng several centurles old, la now in the posseaslon of l.ord Cllfdcn, who, accordlng to the Yorkc famlly, so cured the place at about onerquurter of Its real value by quletly bliylng up tho mortgagea wlth whlch It Wds encumbered and then forecloalng. Lord Iiardwlcke l? descended from Slmon Yorke of Dover, who Is de scrlbed as "a merchant and a person of 'good landod estatea," and Who dled In 1672. Hla grundsou, Phillp Yorke, became Lord Chlef Juatlco of Erigland. and was raised to the peerage aa Lord Iiardwlcke at the, early age of thlrty four, belng promoted three years nf terwards, at thlrty-seven, to the wool aack, aa Lord High Chancellor of Engj ! land. and to an earldnm. The Blxth earl dled as Under Secretary of Sta'.-* for Indla, ln the Balfour adminlstra tion, and us a niember of the Stock hroking lirnt of Basll .Mnntgoinery & Company, iu I.ondon. He was ala<i chlef owner of the I.ondon Saturday Itevlew, and on hls demlso wns auo ceeded by hls cotialu, the earl, wlio ha.s just been gatherod to hls fautdra. No Westorn government shows a more prdfound concern on the, Bubject of tho cducatlou of lta yoiing pCOplo than that of Jnpun. Hut whlle It dls plays ln most matters reluting to in atriiction an extraordinary hreadtli of vlew, permltting the Importatlon and tho publication in Japaneae of lltera turc assallltig and ridhullng lhe rell glous falths. tlio laws and the customs of the poople, It ha.s jusl put down the bara against tlie works of Count Leo Tolstol. Accordlng to a decree Issucd by tho Tokyo government ln the iiain-; of the Mlkado, all of Tolslol's works already ln .lapan are to be ael/.ed and conflscated whcrever found, their cir? culation la pe'nallaed and their Impor? tatlon forbldden. Tlie reasoti glven for this decree Is that Tolstoi's works are "of a character to demoruli/.e youth," from which It woud appear that for onco ln a way the goyern ments of Japan and of Ruasla ure m accord. the degcn Prince Itobert de Itroglle. erate deacondant of Mme. de Stael, de spite hla unenviable record ln the Unlted States, "and hls extraordinary adventures iu the various capltnls of Europe wlth the Amerlcan wotritin (now abandoncdl with whoni lie had contracted nt Chlcago a marrlage whlch he knew perfectlj well to be Invaild in lhe e: ea ol French law, haa made his peace wlth hls famlly, and appeared the other day as one of the chlef mourners.* together wlth his father and eldor brothers, at the fu? neral of hls sister-in-law, Princoaa Albert de Broglle, daughter bf lhe Marqula d'llarcourt. The Duo de I.uynea, chlef of the household of the DUke of orleans. repfesented the Roy alist purty at the pbsequles, oevupy ing a Prie Dieu by himself. and ini mediatelv behlnd him were the Royul Dukea of Chartres and of Ponthlevre (the latter u graduate of ?Anniipoli.-.i and alao the Comte d'Eu, In facl, there waa an Immense gathering of the great world of Paris. Nono of them took any exception to riobert de Broglle's preaencc. Yet harcly two years have elapsed slncn his expulsioir by the polico from sev? eral of the capltals of Europe. owlng to hls attempt to explolt hls hlstoiic name and title by acting aa conductor and Impreaario to Estclle Alexander on the stage of more or less reputable cafes chantants and music. halls. At Rome he found a manager wllllng to rent a theatre for hla Hppearance wlth the fair F.stellc. And . although the house was crowdcd, vet both sbe utnl Robert de Broglle were llterally drlven from the stage by th<- hlaaes and jeers of an audlence compoeed aimost oxclti slvely of membera of the ftmnan arlr tocracy, who had assembled in order to manlfest their tndlgnation at lhe way in which one of their caste was endeavorlng to turn the name of his famlly to a monetary account, not by lionest and artistio endeavors, but by mere scandal. Of the record of Robert de Broglie in this county, the leaa said tlie but ter. It was enough to brlng the blush ot.shame to the cheeks of any one of hla relativea, or even of tho order to which he belongs by blrth. The present head of the De Broglie famlly ls Maurlce, Duke and Prlnce de Broglie, a former lleutenant of the French navy, antl now about thirty two yeara of age. He has a llttlo daughter, and hls next helr is his ' alxteen-year-old brother, Prlnce Louls. i After tlio latter comes Prlnce Amedoo', 1 married to Marle Bay, daughter and | heiress of the former sxigar magnate, I Henri Say, and Prlnce Amedee'a three sons, that is to say, Herbert, who has ljust been wldowered. Jacques, and tlu i unaavory Robert, whose tlrst wife ! (now free) was the fascinating Ba roness Madellne Deslancles, the "Osslt" ' of Frence llterature, and who prior to jinarrylng Robert de Broglle nad dl vorced iCount Napoleon Fleury, son i of Napoleon's master of the Horse and I Fidus Achates, General Fleury. Geu ? eral Fleury, lt may be recalled, startcd out in life as the son of a horse dealer, of the name of Fellx. j Cardinal Merry del Val. the Pap-tl ? Secretary of State, far from having hls [poaitiop weakened by the poor show t tng made by tho Catholic vote in the jrecent general parllainentary election, j linds himself now .stronger than ever. i Hb had all along been bltterly opposed to the Pontiff inaklng any concession in connection with lhe non expedit dc crees of Pius IX. and Leo X'lH,, for bidding (Jetout Cathollcs from going to tlie polla and taking any part in tlr.i parllamentary clectlona. He knew full I well that ij was far better to leavo ' In doubi th% power and possibllitles of the Catholic vote. by maintalnlpg in all thelr seyerlty the decree'a in, quee tiun. Aa long as thla waa doiie tlio Papacy could use the threat of sondlug the Catholic voters to the polla for >r against the ttdmlnlstratlcn. aa a means of pressure upon tho govornmeiit. Merry del Val was, however,, round ly condemned by many of lhe people at the Vatlcan, and by the muipbera oc tlio Curia, who declared thnt lt wns Intolerablo that a Spaniah prelate, who was ignorant of lhe intrieactea of Ital iaxi pniitieal life, ahoulfl atand. In the way of natlve Italian princoa of the cliurch, who were far more competent than himself to glve suund advlce 'to I the Holy Father aboqt the matler. ! Thla shaft hlt home. Merry del Vnl declared that after reglstaflng hla op posltlon to the project, he would hoid Aloof from all further Intcrference tu the matler. llls foos had tholr way. Tho Popp yery reluctantly gave ln to them, and suspended iu a number of instanues the actlon of the pon-expedlt cdlot. The reault, as has already been stated, was moat unfortunato for the ehurch, Indicating the wenknegs of tho Clerical vote. General regret la expressod tt>at Plua X. fihould have rnceded from tho posltlon taken by hls two prodecessorH ln the chalr of St. Peter, and he hlm self Is now doubtlesa tho flrat to do plore that he dld not adhere to the aoiind advlce of hls partloularly clever Spanlah Secretary of State, Cardinal Merry del Val. (Copy rlght, 1P09, by the Brenlwood Company,) ?l_- m. .Tudge Staplen'g Declalon^ '.linlKp staplea polnts out that the Juclgea of election nnd the troaaurer aro not lo ho crltlclzed for tlie Inaufflclency ot thla H?t. whlch la a tlmcly suggcstlon. for we doubt not the eimip. condltlon would obtaln ln any othe,- clty or county of tho Stato had tho votlrig Ilat Bubmltted by the treaaurer of any other clty or county bocn brought Into quefltlon. No ono ktiow what Inlerprctatloii to plnce upon the tequlrement of "pcrsonal piiymcnt" untll dccldcd'by tho Court of Ap peal*. And whllo"JU'Jge Slaples malntiilns that tho laiv la now cloar mnl ptntn, and thu duty of the treasurcr la deflncd, there ap peara to bo nn openlng for Just h8 much confuslon ln future aa ever, and if any treaaurer can return a, votlrig llat ln the strlct requlrementn of thc ISw, It Will be for the reason that no ono draw? It ln quea tlon.?Honnoke Tlmes. l'oanul I'rotection. Wo have no objeetlon to a larlTf 011 pia ntitB, inir do '.vi! thlnk thul a tailfT ahould bo lald for-the destruction nt Ameilean In iitmtfli'.., but wc have a aerlou* objoctlon tn Uamocrattq f.'oiigiesameri nppearlng Before a committee of the Houae of Hepresontritlvna and liaking not fur retentlon of thc prracnt ratcs, or for n amnll Increase, but for 1111 Incn ato In duty n, vnormoua a? to call forth !a pioteat- from tha Democratlc lonlir, Mr, [Clark; We havo no evidence, onve the atata" j inent of thc peanut growera thctuselves, that I any auch Increnao la neceasary, unj though they in,iy, by tho uaual inanlpulatlon uf llgurc.i Indulged In by tariff bcnenclarlea, glvo some color to their clalm, yet few per aona will ho convlnced on?l few Dernocrata will aympathlze.?l'rederlckaburg Dally 8tar. Asklng "Wby?" Now, wby dld Mr. Tuckor say he would vote "dry" In hla home town of Lexlngton, beenuae of the young men, and -would bo i ompclled to bo governed by condltlon* ln citlea llke Klrlimond nn,J Norfolk? It looks llke he ln maklrig a hld fSr thc vote of the ? w.t.s" ln large citlea. Accordlng to hla statomunla, It locdis llke hc would havo re jrurd for thb young men lo a small town, but In u Inrgr <uy young men muat take a back avat nnd 'commei'vlal lulcrcata be put to tho front. IVt cannot undcrstand such vlew* on the llquOf questlon Hs belng aound anii cohaiitent, And ntIII. frlend*, wo are wltbout a candl doto ln the subermuorlal tlgbt.?Suffolk BVenlng Herald, '?Tcm'' Htzgirald. The death In Baltimorr. Mondaj ot "Tom" FltlgeraJd removc, one of llic best known nnd nioat popular rSllroad men of tlie coun jtry. Entcrlng tlie servlce of the lialtlmoro and Ohlo Compaiiy oa a wator boy. ho roio atep by atep to tho posltlon of general inaii i nger, hla elcvatlon belng dtie aolely to In I dlvldual ablllty and enrrgy. After forty tui years of conlluuoua gervlce wlth thai > ayatcm be rcalgne.l at tho beginning of last j'ycar and, althougb be recelved many flat j terlng offerl from'other roads, he decllned j them all at the advlce of friends who urged hlm to take a needed and well-pttrned vkca tlon. On July lat of last yoar be waa ten dered and aeceptej the posltlon of eo? fi'ii'i nnd general manaper of the Norfolk and BOUttlOrn and was rlfihig thlg posltlon lat tne tlme or hla death. Durlng hls com | paratlvely short residence In Norfolk Mr. Fiizsr.'iald made many w/nrm friends, who regn-t exoeedlngly hls paaalng.?Norfolk Vuglnlnn-lMIot. VIEWI.Xi THE KACE Plt(?BI.KM. Georgrla Edltor iiotl> i bonbaia Iteatoo Vernpiretlyr. ii^,. preaidenl Qllol of Uarvalrd, lavtng etudled the race queajlen ? i tngi. haa declared hla B.aHle'l ne eaalty of prcaervlng ? ract ? la belng lojindiy Uenounced tain New icngland papers. Prea Kiiot had aald that he belleved lutermirrgling. le.idlng to mls I cegenatlon, would b'- fatal to both 'white and black, and keepltiK the race.i I'separate waa a neceaelty t>> prevent dlaaatrous conaequencea. Prealdont Taft. alao having studled [the riiiv problem at bloae range, reach i?d the sttim- conclualon, whlch he >'\ | preaaed in hla declared purpoae not t<> Bppoint nogroea to oii'n ea Iti Southern i communltlea, and he ,-ii>o comes ln to Ishare the abuae of this claaa of papera, Uow bllter thls la appeara ffom the followlng rabld eJipreaslon, glven pub Itclty in the colunms of the Boston Transcrlpt: "In truth Dr, Kilot an.i Prnaldent Taft seem to be trylng to do thc aame tl.iiit: at the South wlth Sweet worda and half-meanlnga?to strew sugar over bottled splders." The arllcle ln which this appears is headed "yugarlng Botifed Hplders," and what Is meant by "bottled hplders" Is made ciear wnen "Kentucky teude, Tentiessee atveel murdere, Atianta tlots nnd Liivoln aWosalnatlon*" ar< bunehed as "the residuary lecatee ?f negro slavel-j" uud a "mlagnlded racc hatred that s'.avery toatered.'' a more striking iilustratioii of Ignorance and phari.salsiii comblncd it would be Im possible to tlnd. I'.etween the Kentucky feuds oiv tho Carmack murder and 'he negro or racc ouestlons there is about as much eon nection as there is lx;tween dlgglng potatoes and playlntr a llddle, and they could bo put Into loglcal relatlonship only by a. mind waj'ped by prejudice. It ls only the I'harlsees who can ac complish' thls feut, these holler than thou people, who Itnagine- they are sulnts, and condemn as slnnera all who do not do aa the Pharl.seo thlnks he would do because he knows nothing about lt.?Augustu (Ga.) Herald. NO'4' roui.ED. Thr People Are Seeluir aud ? oniiiicut ing ou TflrilV (lucstlon. No(. many people are to oe foolcd anv ionger" into the bellef that taxes on* Imports whlch make prlces higli for what they eat, drlnk or wear, for what provldes them with shelter and Bupplles them wlth materlals and lin plements for their occupatlon or busi ness; in short, which boosts the cost of Ilving to a level that niakes tlie purchaslng power of their Incoine sbrlnk, "in order that the income 'of tlie fnfvorites of protectlon may swell, is a good thing for the country and Its people. Thls is an economlc questlon, and ls a party questlon only so long as ono party is controlled by the lu lerests whlch demand and receive tho usufruct of protectlon and pay for it in polltlcsl contrlbutions or other party support. Those Interests are vislbly losing their hold upon tlie party which has so long served them, whlle here and there th_ey ure assert Ing Influence over the other party.? Journal of Commerce. TEA HOOMS A.M1 MORAI.S. .11 r. HowelU SnyN JV.Iqe ThingN Alimii Ciiltiircd Pluoky Soiitbern Woincn. Speuklng. of civilisiatlon, do you know what a genial change the tea rooin is worklng ln our morals and manners? "There are many interest Ing phases of its progross ainong u^, nnd not tlie lcast, interestlng of JJiese ls its belng so lurgely tho enter'prls.i nt 'ladies who nmst hut only save' money, but must earn money in order to live, not cheaply, but nt all. TJ}*I'' fearlessness tn golng to work fiau often the cliurni of a patrlclan past, for' manyi "tif theiq ure Southern wo men who have couie to New York lo rcpuir their broken fortunes, The tea .ooin lias offeied Hself as a grtu'cl'ul means to thls end, and they havi" ac? cepted Its condithuis, whlch nre niitin Iy tho more dcllcate klnds of cookcry. wlth those porsonal nnd raclal touches ht which Southern wotnen are so 'e\ pert, But there are tea rqoma mau aged by Western women, If I tnay tudge from tho uccents lnvoluntaii|v overheayd In their talk at the tele? phone. Tho tea of the tea ropnm means lunch, tea. nnd in some plucc.-i breukfast and di per, or ratlier sup per, oh mueli tho phtn of thu seve'rnl women'a exchanges; but these ure mostly of New Englund liiajpiratlun and. operutl?n,v and their cooklng 1ms a Northern quality. They, as well aa the tea rnonis, leavo somolhlng to hc deslred ln ,choupness, though they A Sarsaparilla Free from Alcohol Is alcohol a tonic? Nol Does it make the blood pure? No! Does it strengthen the nerves? No! Is Ayer s Sarsaparilla a tonic? Yes! Does it make the blood pure? Yes! Does it strengthen the nerves? Yes! By asking your doctor you can learn more about this family medicine. Follow his advice. ?&.tt'&?.a.: mlght be dearor; In somo you get tca for 10 ceiits, In others, a no bettor brew for t'> cents. But they are all charmlngly penceful, and when at. thu noon hour they overflow wlth eonver sntlon, atlll there Is n prcvalllng aense of qulet, llnely qualltlcd by tho foml nino inventlon and Influeiicc. More men are nllowed to frequent these placeS, nol only under tho protcctlou of women, but also' qulte utichap.t roned, nnd when one sces them genlly slpplng thelr souchong or oolong, and reapeetfully munch'fng thelr toasted mufnha or thelr chlcken ple. one r? Anembera wlth tender gratlttide how i-ecetitly they would have stond crook ing thelr elbowa at deloterlous bar". and vlslttng the howla of choese and slireilded flsh and crackera to whlch their drink frees them, whlle lt en slavea them to the wltchery of those ,lurld ladles contrlbuted by art to tlie evll attractlons of auch ptace8; you see nowhere else ladies deplcted wlth so llttlo on, except In tho Parla salon. The New York tea rooms are not yet nearly ao /requent as In London, but 1 thlnk they are on the average coxler. nnd on the whole I cannot say that they are dearer.?Wllllum Dean IIow eils In Harper's Magazlne. GEOnOIA PRESS A1VD "BOLTEHS." Xewspapcrs Not I'rone to Korce Coa greaamea to I'.xplnln. Whether wholly juallfled or not lti Its ultimate amilysla, the aenvlment is growing that the actlon of the slx Gcorghi Congressman who decllned to follow the leadora of tho Democratie caucii8 In thelr method of attack upon Cannonlsm, waa not, after all, auch a horrlble hrencli ns thelr oppone/its havo ehdeavored to make lt appear. It ls at least to thelr credtt that. they dld not hldo tholr convletlons fls to the most advantagcous course to be pursued, In tho faco of thrcata of castlgatlon. The prcss of the State generally, ir ifspectlve of afflllatlous, condemns tlio too appai'-nt effort to selze upon the Incldent as capltal on whlch to buihl State polltlca, wlth whlch It has nn inorejto do than has tho prccesslon of the eifulnoxca. "The questlon Is one that the to called 'bolters' must cxplaln to thci: constitnenta In the next rampalgn for Congress," saya the Macon New, whlch has crltlclzed their actlon. "and is not to bo conaldered a part of the next conteat for Governor ln any way. i-hape or foVtn." "Pluperfecl thomut: rot" la the way the News charactertzo* the talk of WiitHtlsement of the so-call ed "bolters." by their most ardent crftica ln tho Oeorge delcgatlon. It ls to be presumed that these aix Congrcssnicn are well acqtialutcd with thelr i ?iiihtltu-ncies. and. ln the llght of that acqualntance, knew just what they were doing whm they did It. The Albany Ilerald xoes only failur ln the loudly-proclafmed chastlscnie:i:, lt says: "Confreaaman Hardwlck'a thr<vitv of pollticai deatruotlon whlch he i^ quot' i as breuthlhg out so vlolently and free Ijr ogatnat the tnajoritv of tlie Georgl UeleRation. wlth which he does not ?cm to be in accord. is not worthy of ? ?n.- who -thlnk.-- tie I- blg enough lo hoRI a seat in CoBgr< :-:-." ln common with other papera, 'he Ilerald flouta the etfort to use this congreaalon'aJ Incldent to water the alock of state polltlca. The AUKtisia Cbronfcle, nomnientlng upon the too evldent purpose of i:,, agitation dlrected against the r-!\ Goor Kluns, sayB : "The Chronlcle has not ruahed lo the dofenio of those Georgla Congri men who have been dubhrd 'bojter ' bv voine for fnllure to follow thi Cliatnp Clark majorlty leader In tle, ll?ht to revlse tho House rule.-. .ju*. VI hen we See such men aa Congressnia.i Brantley. Congreseman Howard ajl J others on that alde of tho fence. we are, at leapt, dlapoi-ed to bclleve tlm there i? more merlt to the case of the 'bolters' than sotne have been willinsr to admlt; certainly too much merlt and politlcal Integrttv in some of tlios.? men themselvea to warrant the har.*!i crltlcism that ha* been dlrected it them by men of much Smaller polltlca! calibre." The JIacon Telegraph, a strong nr ? liever in party organizution. saya: "No matler who was to blame in the sec ondary senso," lt waa "bad, not to Ba.v tyrannlcal, management whlch caused the trouble," and lt "laments that kind of party lcadership whlch out-Hcrod the Rcpubllcan abuses lt is flghting." The Savannah Mornlng News flrids in the llght of the - fact that caucis actlon has not in years been consldered "bindlug." that much ado has been made about a small affair, while ih* Home Trlbune-Herald says: "We ar^ incllned to bellevo tho only way tn lell which was rlght Is to walt unill the elfect of tho new rules can ba seen." I. The Statesboro Newa' sees In the3* six Georgians "good Dcmocrats," wno wlll not stand for "bossism." and lhe Griffln News and Sun remarks ln con cluslop: "lt wlll take somethlng more than denunciation or even a reprlmand froin their fellow-inembers to convlnce us thnt these gentlemen were untrue to elther prlnclple or party ln this ne tion, or that they caused the loss ot anv strategic pointa." ln truth. with all the evidence f t hand, the incldent secms to have dc veloped Into somewhat of a tcmpeil in a teanot. The effort to make these six Gcorgia Congressmen answer for thelr cour:;* to those to whom they were ln no senso reaponslhle has lamentably failed.? Atlanta Con&titutlon. SISTER'S TIUCK. But It all Cniue Out Higlil. How a sister played a trick that brought rosy healtli to a coffee fiend is an interesting tale: "I was a coffee fiend?a trembllng, nervous, physteal wreck, yet cllnglng to the polson that stole away my strength". I mockod at Postum and jwould have none of lt. "One day my sister substituted a ciip At piping hot Postum for my mornlng uup of coffee but did not tell me what it was. f notieed the richnees of lt and remarked llial the coffee tasted flne, but my sister did not tell me I was drinking Postum for fear I mlght not take any more. !>? "She kept the sectet' aiul kept glvlug me Postum iiistead^of coffee until I grew stroiiger. more tirele.ss, got a bet ter color ln my aallow cheeks and a cloaruess to my eyes, thon ahc told me of the liealth-glving, nerve-strengtli enlng llfe saver she had given mo in place of.iny mornlng coTfee.. From thul j time I became a dlseipjo of Postum and 50 words can do justlce iu telling tlie ood this coreal drlrik did me. I wlll ! .ot try to tell it, for," only nfter havlng used it can one bo eonvlnced of its merits." Ton days trial sliows I'ostum's power to rebulld whut coffee has destroyed. "There'a a Reason, LooH ln pkgs. for the famous liltle book, "The Road tu Wellville." Mver read the almve letlcrf A new one aiuirnv.s from time io IIme, Tbc.v nre K'oiiuiur, true and fnll of liuiiinu lutercat.