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Sufinew Offlc"."Ifi K. Main Street Manr'ienter Hiirfcin.1103 Hull Strcet I'elcirburR Iturr.m.10J N. Syc-imore Street Lynctibtirft lluremi.215 tvighth Street ll\ MAIL. I'OSTAGK PAID Dnlly wlth Sunday ... Daily without Sunday fiunda) cditlon only ,. Wtckly (Wednesday) . .53 One Slx Ttncc One Year. Mo* Mo? Mo $0.00 $3.00 S1.5Q 4.03 2.09 1.00 2.0.1 l.m .50 1.00 .5J .25 By Timck-Dlspatdi Carrler Dclivery Servlc? In Rlcl-.roond (and lulmrbjj. Mauclicjter and Peter*. tuig? Onr Week Daily wltli Sunday. 14 rents Daily without Sunday. 10 crnta fcunday only. 5 ccrla Entered January 27, 1903, at Rlchmor..!. Va. ?f fecond-cla?? mattci under act ol Cor.prcu of March 3. I87?. TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1910. MAJOn .WDKllSON. Ordlnary business sense would of lt self have prompted the rctcntlon of Major Anderson by the Stnle until tlio end of the debt case. It would hnve been foily to displace the ohe man who know every detail of thc long litigation untll tho flnnl decree of the KUpreme Court hnd becn flled. Vlr? glnia's <-nse would havo been endnn gere,j had another, no matter how skillcd, tnken over the present Attor ncy-Generai'fl burden. But asldc from retninlng nn Invalu Bble public servant at a critlcal junr turc. the employment of Mrijor An? derson ns temporary special counsel for the Stnte will be a. pleaslng Irt bute to a most ofllclent public servant, The path ot tho Attorney-Gcnernl lies through no beds of roses, Hard rocks of legal prccodent and tough knots of cbmplex statuten glvc hlm llttle chance for rest. Ho hnP to work hard, and work where thc applauso of the general publlc. is se'.dom heard. If he does his work well. the chief lawyer of the Coninionwciilth Is llkely to have fllence for his only commendatlon and a lack of abuse us hls only trlbute. If he makes n mistake, he ls sure to bc thc butt of crltlclsm nnd loud re bukes. In this trying position, lt has becn "Major Anderson'a lot to encounter greater difficulties than almost any of his niiinerous predecessors. He had the task of construlng a now Consti tution for a small ariny of Stato ofll clals; ho had to light to the bur of thc Supreme Court the dlsfranchlse ment clause; he battled wlth the rate case; and in the latter years of hls secon,i tcrm, tho debt case gave hjm ii.- bcaviest burden ever placod un tne shoulders of any lawyer ln Virginia. !!? al. .f tl or to thc State ln and hiis given us ; and unusually ac Cho Assembly will lactB, nml wlll not full to do !ilm lionor. A LITTLE CI.IC.YR REASONING DIC MltED. We sincerely regret that Major J. X. Stubbs, whose long leiter on tbe oyster sltuatlon we prlnt thls morn? lng, could not find spaco to offer a slngle renson ln support of lils earnest opposltlon to tho "brcaking" of tho Baylor Survey. Two mornings ago The Tlmes-Dlspatch endeavored to show. not bv oplnlonated gcnernllties, but by carefnl and lengtliy analysls, Just why this survey should )><? broken in accordanco wltli the plain facts of tho Unlted States government report; and at that tlmo we speclflcally ln vlted anybody who opposed this plan to give th?<. liiih.lig tho beneflt of tho reasoning' off ivhlcli he basod his op? posltlon. Wo thlnk that our corre spondent missed a chance ln failing to respond t<> tliia Invltation, In a matter so lmportant as this, fact must be unswored wlth fact; ar? gument with argument; kigic wltli logic; nor can any mero reiteratlon of a general oplnlon be accepted ns a substituto for theso thlngs. Major btubbs supports hLs hostillty to closlng already barren rocks to jiublic use slmply by saylng that "lt wlll prove injurious to our oyster Industry- and that it -ls "tinjust." Wlth due rospoct to hlm, we hardly Iniagino that the Legislature will accept ex-cathedra utterances of this sort as a convlncliig answer to tlie reasoning, posslbly wrong. but at any rate lucld, oh the other side of tho questlon. What tho Legislature deslres to know is how the proposed changes are "unjust," a.m to whom. and exactly how and why they wln prove InJurlous to our oyster Industry. OUR CLAIM ON UNCLE s vm. Governor Swanson's speclal message to the Assembly reads llko ., lawycr'fl letter to a long-lost, struggltng helr. Virginia. lighting ?n towards pro gress, under the burden of a recon structlon debt and battllng to mako ends meet under the pressure of now demands, Is. after all. a Bplondld helr ess. The tidy sum of about $12.1.,000 ls hers, if she will only produce prop. er proofs of hev identlty und draw on ?? r! ? kers. t?e United States. ls is as interesting ns pieasant? - s ln that lt has tu fl writh a most brilllant page of vir 8 ? Whi a G ori Rogers real, 'thla Ho iun> *Bl,<tor\ terms -???. mu -nortnwest, ? i territory 8.1 ? i ? ? rule ?-?1 l? V'il . !?.:... r, ,,v ? *.> . lllar wlth tlic opgresi violated 'h<; ur.pun under whlch ti lo promota ?U&ii>' d?Ubta li-u-y >?:t retudiu, uui, ou its fncc, Mr. Ktiilnti's cvlilctice of Vlr glnln's clnltn ls falrly cnnvlncliiK. But havlng n just clnltn nnd siitls fyirig it nre two iilstinct matters. Tlie docket or Congresli o-nd the fllo? o. the Court of ClftlttlS nro fnlrly btllglng wlth legltlmnto dctiuinils otl Ihc gov ertlmcnt, Occnslonniiy, ln n nt. of botinty, nnd nt tho Inslstence nf some powerful Senator, Congress may Krant some of thcsc. The rest go on from session to session, from year to yoar. nivnlting, perhaps, tho flnal day when all accounts wlll he so-tinrod. If the State ls renlly to prcss thin " 1 nIm. lt would be well to revlew the ivhole of VlrRlnla's Revolutlonary ac ?ounts. Thls Statp wns the most grn ?rotts of nll In ndvanclng funds to Con jross tltirlng the Rovolutlon, nnil tho nosl nogligent of nll In presslnp-: her lemand when Iliimllton's broad flnan ?I'nl pollcy gav<> every opportunity. A .-lgllant senrch of our old Auditor.'-' jooks mny dlscloso otlior littlc Itcnii hat wlll mako our State debt look Iko a bagatcllr. 1'IIE "TITI.E** TO THE CHII.DItl-N Vniuu* Ben Tlllman has "docded" hls wo children to thelr grandfather, the jenato/, on ihc ground that thelr nother Is incompctont lo bring them ip nnd he Is unwllllng to assume the ?esponslblllty, Mrs. Tlllman, .ir.. ls ultig for thelr recovery In tho Su iromo Court of South Carolina. Scn tor Tlllman. Intorylewod ln Washlng on. says thnt young Mrs. Tlllman has been told by cmlnent counsel hat sho cannot rceover tlm children," io* reason belng: that under the South arollna law a fathcr may deed away s offsprlng "for lhc good of tho chll < n." Apparently It wll! be necessary . convinco tho court ln this caso thnt o transfer was for thelr good. Rut ho can wonder that lntelligent wo on complafn of tho .noquallty atul ifalrness of such a law ns thls? The 'tlifr nnd the mother are co'-parents ' the children, aiul they should bo co vncrs. wlth equal "title"?this word oes propor'.y with ''deed"?and rlghts ! posscsslon. But laws of the South irollna sort?and there are many? Ivo the mother no tltlo whatevor, and ake tho father sole owner and p*uar l-in. Yot the mother love Is usually '.ron-rer than the father love. aml hor impetency to bring up chllilron Is .nnlly greater than hls. lf women were glven the votc In outh Carollna thls un.iust statute ?ould bc promptly repealod, as :? Imilar statuto was repealed when ?nmen got the votc ln Polorado. In quallties In the laws. backed by the nowledge that tho vote would cure hctn, furnlsh most of the bnekbone i tlie equal rlehts movement**, in -hich somo prpfess to see notliing bul Bgue ff-minlstlc discontent. Tli): WOBICINGMAN'S FOOD. The Times-Dispatch publlshetl yes erday a list of foods suggested by n Vestern doctor as nutrltlve ndditionsi o n meatless menu. Oup gather* from' his list that the banlshment of menti rom the menti may result In a dl--1 Inct graln |n "nuttitlot.." Thus we Ind corn meal crcillted wlth P.300 units if nutrltion, whlto flour an<I drled lettns wlth 8,000 each. sugar wlth 7, 00, patmeal wlth 6,6fi0, and so on; f rhlle among the meat?, loin of mut- ' nn is scored at only 2,300, porter ouse steak at 1,270, and Icr- of veal t a bare TS.".. But perhaps we detect a weakness * i thls laliie In tlie incitlental ntate icnt thal the flesh whlch leads the leat-Ilst ls cntlrely dellclent in pro ilds. Thi.*- ls snlt pork, scored at ., >0, or about equal to rice. If a meat in get a hlgh ranking wlthout con Ining nny protelds, posslhly some of ] ie vegetablo and cerea] foods which ?e scored so hlgh have tho same ck, ' Itlce certalnly ls dellclent In liiimltin^ls, whlch ls just why it Irc I ied as an acceptable substltutc for eal only ln hot cllrnate... The "unlt nutrltion" is luised chlefly on tho lat-produclng efllclency of the food. it tissue-biilldlng ls an equally Itn irtant Cunctlon of foodstuffs, and nt Is just what the protelds, albu lnvilds and Bolatinbids do Albuml >ld:<, "the truo protelds,' become dl? et ly truhsformod Into nltrogenous iiidy material" und appear as blood, usclo an.i tendon. Laborlng men ln "* ils cllrnate Hnd protelds essenllaj; egotarluns aro plontlful and hcal-hy, it they are very aeldom men who ork wllh tholr hands. Manual work s rec|iilro moro fuel, rnoro energy ul moro dlrect repalring of w.-mtc hsuo than clerks and otlior Indoors on, Somo cereals have pjenty <>f ?otolds, and eoniblne theso tlin-e re jiroments oxcollontly, But H may : doubted whether a dlci rcstrictc-d i gralns, vegetables, frults and nuts IH glvo tln* toamster or iho mlna orkc-r all tho nutrltion that ls <le raiile for hlm. Thla curious oconornlc rovolutlon. iveeplng tho country llko ti pralrlo nre, ls ihe protcst or tho pooror asBes agalnsl condltlon** whlch hdvo ut all tootlB, nnil particuluriy inouts, t prlceg hlghor tlian thls country v.r saw beforo, lt nUUlIollO- broad-ll ust the fact thal tho Aiiierlcan work-1. ignmh's "standard of livlng" Iuih ,' retty well callapsed. n Ih boneoth i o one'H notlco to observo thut the! , riish lias como at the end of fourtoon ; i earu of unlntorruptod RopubllcanM uio, an.i nfter thlrtoon yonrs' ppora lon of hlgh protoctlvo tariff-, i'm- j l i ctlon, lt will be ipmemheroil, Ih i.i,c ' i.iiy devlya whloh guaruuti ou "Amort: j ' -.ni labor',' an Infinltoly hlghor niiiinl- . ? i'i "i livlng than lhat oudurod by n,,. 11 nUorablo "puupor lubor" of Kuropo, ] Yet tho treesl uppiii ,,n.r ih, ,,,,, |. tei tlve princlplw ihrough n long porloal! timiH the Amorlcan worklnguiaii .-ut tiug clown liis t.ti | o| riiic to mc.iiii.. thlng ilkc tho bJuroponn IuimIh, ti,i , is goinu to bo .iivuw.iu-d r.-u* tin, ii,.?iti,. llcans, wh.lli.i- thoy i,a i-i-M|nii,,,|bl? fnl H "ii or not, Mtiutloi. t|li i. ""'' H'''" '(> fullll tho gloi loin. prtini U?s ot thu 'lull iilnnci-.pmi" ?lg?(in, I Nm- nre gucll rilcts an thnt bread nm bacon mado from Amorlcnii wheat nn, Atnotjlcfth hogs nre selllng chdfiper li Bnglnnd llinii lu America?un showi by Iho Caniiillan l.nbor Departmeht'i flgures?at nll calculated to sootho tlu rlslng dlscontont of tho proletnrlnt. It Is perilnent to drop tho hlnl that lf wo nre to hnve n great consolldnled medlcal college here tho nmney for It must bc forthcomlng from somnwhere. For years wo have been clnmorliig, al? most wlth one volce, for just such a college as thls, telllng ench otlier over nnd over agaln what a flno thing lt would he, whnt It would do for medl? cal oducntlon in Virginia, how much it would iiiean for Riehmond, nnd so on and so on. Kverybody who ever rends tho pnpers knows tho tirguments, whlch are all on onc sldo. Now tho oppor? tunlty Is at lost presented to secure a great medical schooi, nnd lt ls tlme for us to stop tnlklng and prove our slncerlty ln deeds. Wlnd and words wlll never bulld the college. New bulldlngs and new equipment wlll be necessary; these thlngs cost money, and, without a Carnegle to endow, the money must come from those public splrltcd cltizens who hnve so en thusinstlcally Indorsed tlic plan ln the past. It is a clear caso of shut up or put up. Como across! The New York Trlbuno, the most un flinclilng "Republican newspaper in America, remarks that "tho publlc Is convlnced that the present moiiopollstlc control of thc sale of food products ls unnccessary nnd unjustifiable." lt mlght be interesting to havo thc Tri bune explain why the Republican pnrty has permlttcd nionopollstlc con? trol of the snlo of food products to grow up durlng lts fourtcen years' un hlndercd maiiagemcnt of our natlonal affalrs. Wc 'Shall never take part In any boycott whlch Includes genulno Old Virginia snusage (wlth the golden irowii Hannyracker Sally Lunn slttlng iemurely on the side). When the Republlcans are done rals ng prices on us, they may flnd tlmo o ralse tho Malrio. Henry XV. Taft hns had a long con erenco wlth Dlaz of Mexlco. How ver no evidence has yet appenred that fenry plcked up any pestilentlai pres dentlal notlons. We should like to know how a Iceper trunk would behave when the ?eople In the upstalrs flat starte,i Hio rraphophone at 1 o'clock G. M. Glfford Plnchot has becn mnde pres dent of the Natlonal Conservatlon As toclatlon. Being thus hend of the ihop we take |t thnt Mr. Plnchot can ;penk hls niln<i now and then without nsubordlnatlng hlmself. And supp'>=e a hungry boycotter 19 nvlted out to dlne wlth a prosperous ind sharrieless mcat-eater? Ah, mercy ne! You wlll notlce Just at thls Junc ure that they'.re not hanging any irlsh Nntlor.alistH for the 'wearlng of the green. If the price of foo,i eontlnues to -nount in this wny, many high-tarltf i rlepubllcans wlll be compelled to eat| helr own words. -, Why does the Senate p;n through the! orm of keeping its doors open for tho j ransactlon of business. when every-j lody knows that Mr. Aldrlch Is away? As a s!ogan for the meat-boycotters, i-o respectfully suggest: "Down wlth li'- Indi N: number!" Revnlutions never go hackward. but hey Bometlmes strike a tremendous nag while pushing forward, We do not belleve that tho antl neat movement wlll be ronsldored as ncliidlng the Irlsh stew of boardlng iouso creatlon. There's a reason. It will be noted that England ls luccessfully pulllng off an election vlthout nriy Monday ?mornlng letters roin tho Klng. Wllllam .1. Bryan ls a guest of honor it l.lm.-i, and let no one say hereaftei hat Wllllam doesn't know beans. One of th<- packers says that whllo irlce.s are hlgh, they are oxtremely Ikely to go higher. We had supposed hat thls was impossible, but cvldent y there is more room at tho top than inybody would have thought. Col. Roosevelt's assuranco to a friend hal he was much Interested In tho effries-Johnson flght was rather hu ?orfluous. Anybody who could lmaglno he Colono] malntalnlng n dlslntcrest d attltude durln/| uny kind of ncrnp ould Imaglne anythlng that you could icntlon. The Paragraphers on Major Hemphlll To tho Itlchmond Tlmoo-Ofopalch ?,">??? Idltor lloniphlll, of th.- CharloNton Nowa mi i.'ourli-r. Tboutib lt combed thln c0Un. ry wlth forty miarch wurranto, Tho Tlnum ilmiiiu-li could not linprovo on bliu.?VVituli iiKion lb rald. Tlio annbuncamenl lu mado thut Major . (.-. Ruiiipbiii. editor <.r tho Charlonion ,'owb und Courlar, ii?? bepoma tht cdlloi .,r h-, rtlohmond Tlmo?iDI?patch. Tha itich ii'jnd Tlme?-D|nputoh in \? bo con?ratulm?d ?NuhIivIiU- Hiuukt. Wu foresee on omlnoui po?nii,inty of tin llohrhond Tlrhoo-Dlspatoh belnu read out ir tho pnrty within tln. next foui oi h-u VcC-llB.? HollHtOII 1'OBl. Tho md I'-nt ni^ii wo havi heard about' ha Chai-I. ni'iii .-Hrtvii and i -oijii,,- fur mu,,y i duy ln thut lt ln goltiu to |<??, nu 1(lltijit niiii-jr, Miijur llomphill, inirt iho ii'sui now* ir? |iavo hourd conoomlna tho fllohmond t.xott Dlspatch i? uim n u golnn lu ?1H ilrn,?Clilcugo TrihiiiH-. 'fllO li([i<l>nl llllnii lo iiiiili.rNliind aboul .ii. UomMilUrsolns to iho itlclimonU Tlmes tUpalcli i? thal Un. papor i? controllod b> ignio nooplo nnmoil llroyn.?Hpant?nbur? llillllllll. Mujor llomphill li golng lu Illobmond lo ald . l.n 11.;.- ol 'ile.- Tliim?-Dli|mioli. Wo ..,,.,iii ii.. .im-i rtlon tliui ih? i'inm'ni'Mi S'owi and CftWlor'n iu??. slo? ?li Nuvv i'hiIi Bvi uliiil Mall i hi liiforruuilon ihni Mu loi >' '' lionip illl IB gOtllg ri.ilil rii,1l'....al.,ii ln Illi liliimul um liili.-ii (hi- IIOWIfiap*r* "V miiiiilm- Wl ,<ui i?gurdad i.iiii ua nun ii nr n Clmrledlon iiatltutloii in. i? old iu. MlcllilfICs, Ily H.u I.,i bt.HH, Itlrliin./iiil v.lll hu vn , ih,. ii ii,.- ||.ii aii ,,r maJoi iloiiiuhill'n iiliieln flll vvIbii luii. |,i.ii?ui|i c(il|l|IHIlloil ililli innl nslliulltllO run.iiIiiiub III hla ie w lii.nu:. C'harlutlB ilii'/iih I Mnjor John C'alvln lb mt'ihlll, Um n,,. nml rmlln.nl old npiiii ut thn Ntitvn nml I'.iiiihi, ln in il" tlu Ic.ivy wmli fli| II,. lUchmoiid 'i ih-. ii iiiniaii. ii, ln Kiiiiiiiiu ii,. iiildnh "t mli inniilli ii I'miiih .iii'i lo n.. hlm ihiuiuliiu IrllJUlld lifl. i Mi. I. li (in.Iiii. i l.l ftllll h|.l. Il.ll.l 'III III I'l.llll. BI..II Ih' iniuiii. iii v. IkIm b nt ii". i-.iiii i i li ? .., ? n( Iti . . wlll riilloi* hlm i" iii? new mid oi itawful MM?^-lilillll?llll< /llillll' ull, Princc Nicliolas Palffy, H.ea'd o Great Houso. Gets Ap? pointment. SIR SPENCER ST. JOHN DEAC Was Author of Onc of Staridarc Authoritics on "Hayl.." BY I.A .VlAItauiSE UK FONTI.NOY. PHINCB Nli'llnl.AS PALFFY. whc hns Just been appolntod to tlu Post of grand chnmberlath oi the court of Hunffary, in whlcl: ? capaclty hu wlll he called upon to pass ! upon the quallllcatlons, genealoglcal I und othcr wise. of thoso roquestlni I presohtatlbri, ls the head of one ol tho greatest houses of the Mngyai aih-tucracy, members of whlch were palatlnes of Hungary more than llvc I eeitturles ago, and tho orlgln of whose nobllity is lost in tlie mlstH of uti tiuulty. lie ls a man of about Ilftj yours of age, a kniglit of tho Ordei of tho Uolden Flooce, aiul uosscsscs splendid palacos iit Budapest and al Vlenna, besides innuinorable chateaux, hls favorlte country place, however. belng Alalaczka. neiir Pressbui-g. Hc ls marrled to Countess MarKuerltc ?-ichy. hii_ nu children. and tho helr to "hls tltlo of prlnco Is his onlv brother. Count Alexander t'olfty. Thetc is a second branch ?( tlu* famlly, the head ol" whlch Is Count Wfillnm Palffy, Prlnco of Toano. a Neapolltan tltic recogni-ed i,y thn Austrian crown rid Inherited from the famous -Ueld mar? shal, Count Daun. who played so great a role ln the Seven Years' War n_ the prlnclpal ndversary of Frederick the Groat. llcrc in Americ.i the name of Palffy wlll bc reniembered through the sul olde of one of its members, Count Uu dolph Palffy, at Mnhwah, the country placo of the late Theodoro A, Have meyor, in New Jersoy, nnd tho sub.se ? iiient nathetic efforts of hls widow to keep herself from stnrvlng In New York by means of mtisjc lessons, ln blowing out hls bralna hc merely'-fpl" lowcd the example of hls father and namesake, who took hls own life ln 1N7S at I'resBbursr in a (lt of despalr, brought about by llnanclnl reverses. The name of Palffy. I may add. Is. accordlng to familv tradition, derlved from a corruptlon of t!u> words "Paull FIllus" ftho son of Paul) borne bv the Palatlno of Hungary in 1351. who himself traced hls descent from ihe ancient counts of Altenburg Slr Spencer St. .Tnltu. Old Slr Spencer St. .lohn. whose death has Just been reported from England, is best known ln thls coun? try as the author of one of the earll est descrlptlve works on llavti. whlch. ontlUod "Haytl, or the Black Repub lle," although publlshed more than a quarter of a century m.-o. still reinalns to thls day the standard authorltv concernlhg that unhappy Island whero he .spent no less than twelve vears as Brltlsh mlnlster. Jlis ox.hau.'lve treatment of the questlon of voodoo Ism exclted intense irrliat'.on in Haytl and the two or three attemots that were mnde on his llfe subsequent to tlie appearance of the book. which was not publlshed untll after he had left Haytl. havo always been ascrlbed to Haytlen agoncips. Hls career was an extraordinary one. commenclng. as It aid, with a private serretarvshin to Slr James Brooke. ihe first English Rajali of SarawaK. wlth whom he went to Eorneo ln 1818, subsoquently becom lr.er Brltlsh Con.su!-General in Borneo. He aftcrwards represent ed England at I.lma aml elsewhere In South America and in Mexlco, retirlnc from the diplo? matic service as mlnlster plenlpotcn tlary to the court of Swod.h He wns often confounded wlth an? other st. John. nnmely, Slr Frederick of that ilk. llkewlso a veterah of the diplomatic service, from which he waa retlred, much against his wlll. four or nve _years ? ago as mlnlster at Berne. Slr Frederick, who was in nowiso ro 1.-ited to Slr Spencer St. John. had some rather odd oxperienees, one of the H?.*.^ .?5onn.n,f4c boln,f in conneetlon with the fllght of a lady of the harem of tho doposed Sultan Murad to tho trltlsh embassy Ht fonstantlnople. Accordlng to M,- Frederick. sho wns a vcry iiemitifui, dellcate-looking >oung Clrc-uuian.'-' nnd he was dole Katea ny the ambassador, the 1,-ue l.ord Gosphen. to take charge of her. and rmw"".".' b?r n dl!ieulse from the '.,,';?.?? ' ' .P. ln"**c*' Of the Brltlsh nl,r '!"' T'11'" _00k f,or "1' t*1-' -BOI. at Ti_i..ol. '-V'"1'*----^" Wi.? palace I.L .. . There she rcmalncd, un ;, T.!',? ?. 'slr Frederick, untll 1 ii i' 1 u- T f"-l:?*?S Sultan Ab i - /,' is ,1'":;""J ^r her surren lor.i i- been deflnltoly settled nncl ?T,.,i- . n had "htalned the most amplo assttrances of her safetv. and thal Bho wouid be allowed to chooae i ?,i.';'.'_' *'";!'-?'?'-e and her own at ),.,,'., f . "" '"terf-renc. wlth lowance. recolve an ample al wfC.th'.'."M"r,""r'f'K ?-"? Slr Frederick wt'.. i s" *i?*'':'J"ble. Ho still refers orror to his HOjourn ln Guato mala, whl t-nough to jSont Bani enjoyed h niiywhere hc learned lan, and muller, th ninth unfdrturiat incur tho orimity of Presi ?? \Vhero he seems to hnvu niself, however, more thuu *'"?"- was at Belgrade, whero '" know and llko Klng Ml ileng wlth Baron Hcngel '?'?? new doan of tho dipln Ps at Washington, and then i' iM-.iti.li.!.- Austrlu at tho court ut .I... V-'i. v'"' ??''"- t0 I?Ia.v whlst with the Klng at tho oulaco c.ri every Frl nigl Kir Fredi r Idngth am hls domosi infef of I.Ih he tcrmod Baro tltlo a patron Klng La Ing of i of Uie i, H nm tli.tl. ::? ,-IMt 1>-'.| chureh, the fuMt llll V/llll It d|d im ll.-l.-M IO; -llll llllll -Illati used, accordlng to ik, io e.xpatlate at groat wlth much blttornesH on l"fi Uclty and the- bllglit llf., hy "t||at. woman," as ?"< -ii Natallc. - . , '"Oll of C'DiiHclcilcc." ?-'"Kii.'tii has dropped hor -nd has rovorted to her ? : Dolacrolx, whlch, liow wrltos In a more pa ?' nauioly, as "Do La "tdlng to an oflicial an '? '? Cardinal Mcrclor, prl ;'"ou, hor relatlons wlth '? rei.-olvod tho turdy ble?H t"irch through a marrlago ' i formod hy tho dean of "-?'inber 7?that Ih to Hay, '?" dayii bsfui'O tho death "'"rouglily ho tinderiitood 1 i. death bod marrlago ' ; ni in tlie eyes of tho 'iiibii'd hlm tu recelve niii-'iitM und I'hrli.i Iuu hur. '? Hl rlteii of tlio chureh, 1 ? i ihe HiatiiH of Carollne of iho children whlch '''"? Hlm, ln tho eyiii or not evon n tlioi'Mli ll" Ui: I iliIm Ih a fact whlch do ? ",nhn-.i-/.ed, for tho mor ? i chlldri'ii havo a full ? I'Hi'T'l^iov iirn tlm law ?'? in.. lawful Ihhiu* of n ? miirrlttgo, Tho <miy ?.im. iii, ili" lii"i|Uii-IHy i i ivi-en thn i-oiil l-HClliil* r.. ,.. m,| ral_ed to tlio liatid, froni whloh the . .. i,.jci-ni'-ii. Pro ? oh ror iiioiKitniiilc rofir ...i..,i or ottrtuln "' -'"' .,1 li Ih im "I m Fi-hiicIm I' IttWflll 'iliiilMid (^??Muk HlllllttP- t'? .llr.-IVilllVI'il ilvii I .HU ll?..| |'l UlIM l,li.| lli.il) MHi?r.?*i. Kl.llillOllii Advi*rtl? ,\nini"i aSm, Kiihiiiiinii, .viraim** I lllullllfll.il !'?'"? m thnt tho iMichess of Hohenhorg hns how been ollli'liilly recelved at the COUI'tfl nf Vlennii nnd of nerltn, ttl> though hor rjlarrlnge, llke her chlldren ls ini'i-iraiiallc. Thero Is, theroforo, n blg dlfforonco between a morgatuiilc mnrrlHge nnd a nnloly rcllglntm union, such as thal (?ontrnotod on hls death bed by tho lato Klng Loopohl, ond for Whlch ho Oei-iuiins hnve Invented thn name 'gowlHsoiiHohe"--tliat ls tr> say, a union of conscionoo. Leiipold's two llttlo boys bv Caro? llno Delacrolx renuiln In nn unrortu nn to posltlon, for hc dld nol oven ln gnlly rocognlzo them ns hls illegltl tiinle Offnprlng beforo hls donth. In ihe birth cortlAcatd ot the elder tho father Ih ofllclally hc! down ns "ttn kimwn, ' and ln llie blrth cerllfleato of tbe youngor bov Iho father Is do , si-ribed as "uniinmed.". Nol l.eopold's Morgannllo llvotbci*. 1 see Ihat Bnrnn Fpplnghoven. who represenled Iho reiglling liiilte i?f Snxe f oburg Ciotha nt the obsequlCS of Klng I Lpopold, has been descrlbed ns tho lattor's morgiinatlc brother. Thls is not correct, for Loopnld l. wns nover inarrled to the barOn's mothor, Arcndle Clat'oe, who wns at the tlmo the wifo of nnother mnn nf the name of Mcycr. whoso pntronvmlo the baron recelved nt hls blrth. Nor was f.eopold I. ever inarrted to the celebraled nctress, Carollno Raiier. Ittarrled Princess LouU_ daughtor of Klng Louis Phlllppo. Cn "ollne I'mner. ??fJountoss Mdntwmjry." thercupon inarrled an e.-centrlc Polish oblZn "f the name of Count. flo foiinder of Ihe well Voice of the People Wnntn (lie Flnjlor Survey "I.e* Aldue." Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: sjr_i,, ibe Issue of your paper of thi- tlato appoars a letter from "Carys brook Va.." slgned "Kluvanna." on ??Tho Bnylor Siirvby." Thc writer says: "Anvihiiig thut wlll ' Improvo tho s.Lte'i Mvenues and at the iinine tlme better conditions for the Tldewater pbcple lt. thc tnd, should be adopted by the Legislature." "Fluvanna ls absoluteiy right; no one would oppose anything to "better conditions ln, ll-Je wator." but that is the questlon at issue. , . Wc nre opposed tn the hrooking of tho Bovior Survey because lt wlll nrove IhJurlOUs to our oyster industry, and ninetoen-twentietbs ol our people thlnk thls.wny. Should not Tldewater people bo tho best witnesses or Um best judges? Slmply because ti'le uater can only boaat of about twonty four votcs ln/tho Oeneral Assembly. ought she to be Ignored? We propose to tight to a finlsb any tnove ln the Legislature looklng to the?; brcaklng of tho Baylcr Survey In any inariner. shape or form; if we arc beatr-n. then I will 'say to my Democratlc frlends living ln Tldewater: "Don't klck; it is a Dc-mocrutlc measure, and stand by your party and don't go over to the [Republlcans." Thousands ln Tldewater i thlnk more of Iogi--l..tb.ii on the oyster and flsh Industrics than any other questlon in the world, because lt is tho vital ono wlth tln-ni. and at thls I day. when we flnd descrters from our i party going over, we wlll have a hard j work to keep the heretofore unterri fled ln line. Yet we will undertake to do'80. No man ever dotjbted, or had a I causo to dOUbt, tho Democracy of Tlde? water Vlrglnln. "Fluvanna" ls mlstaken when ho thlnks Speaker Byrd dld not put Tide watcr representatlves on tho commit? tee. I wlll correct tlic mlstake. Speaker Byrd, 'tis true, failed to put on the committee any member rep resontlng James Rlver oh tlie north I side, Mobjack Bay, York. Kast. North, Ware, Sevcrn, Plankltank and Rap pahannock RIvors. and tho western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, yet ho did uppoint Messrs. Rew, of Accomac, chairman; Houston. Of Hampton; Stearnes, of Newport News; Deal. of NOrfolk, and West. of Suffolk, from Tldewater, Ignorlng two-thlrds of tho oyster country Interested in thls In? dustry. Speaker Byrd exerclsed the power given hlm, and, ns far as 1 am enn cerned, I am satlsfied, and should I object to the cominlttee'H actlon I can oppose lt on the floor, and Speaker Byrd wlll not object to that. Ho would not if ho could, hu could not if hu would. Ho will give all a fair show. "Fluvanna" ls mlstaken. Tho most objt-etionnblo blll to Tldowatdr would be the breaking of the Baylor Survey, and would be fought; but some other blll would bo opposed, perhaps, yet no flght made ln comparlson to tlic ono on "Baylor Survey." I do hope the Commission of Fish crles will not offer the bill to "break the Baylor Survey." If tho blll is of? fered, and the samo members are ro oppointed by the Oovernor (and I hopo they wlll be), the Commission of Fishorles wlll obtaln the displeasuro of a largo majorlty ot our people, and should II pass our peoplo would bo Indlgnant. Sd much better for our people. so much better for Virginia, and -iu inuch better for the Commission Of l-'i.-lieiie.s lf our peoplo aro let. nlone nnd not dlstitrbed by unjust legislatlon on our oyster and llsh industrics. Lot us have peaco, out? J. N. STUBBS. Houso of Delegates, January 21. -,?. -r "Tbe Antl-Snlooii Lengue'/i I.oglc." Kdltor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?in Tho Times-Dispatch of Sat? urday, January *-"-', tho editor of Tho Times-Dispatch inakes tho fulluwijig statement; "Tho annual report of tlic legisla? tive committee of tho Anti-Saloon League c'ontalhed thls sane, wiso aud sensible observatlon: "'Any mothod (of obtainlng Stato wlde prohlbltlon) that does not clearly demonstrato boyorid any cavii that the law eniicted ls tho expressed , wlll of iho majorlty of the intelllgeiit, pa trlotlc cltizens of the Stato wlll not rccelvo tho support of the people.' "Here is a canditl ackiiowledgiuent of thc well known facts that (1) a Siate law mlght be onacted which dld not represent or mlght not be ac? cepted as representihg tlio v,-iii of tho majorlty, and (2) that no law whlch Ih not approved by a majority of thoso who havo to llvo under It wlll bo sup i;orted." Following thls extraordlnary lnter prctatlon of tlio lauguage of tho leg? islative report, tho editor of The TlnioH-DlHpaich endoavors to prove that thls Statement iu tho report Ih un nrgimiont tgainst Stnte-wide pro? hlbltlon. It ls itiniielng that any man wltli tho plain langungn of iho report before hlm sliould attempt to mako i uch in argument, Tiio report dlstinct? ly says that tho law must bo tho "will of a majorlty of the lntelllgont and patrloilc cltizens of iho .Stato." The Tlinoa-lilsputoh twlsts thls to meun n "majorlty of thoso who havo to llvo under 11," But theso two statomouts aro not Pdjuul to oach other ln any i.i n.-ic. Tlie roport of tho commltteo moanl e.vniiily what lt said?"u ma Joiliy of tlio lntelllgont nnd patrlotlc iiti/i-ns ul llio Stato. lt dld not meun "u iniijorlty of thoso* who havo to llvo undor lt." Thu now Constltutlon attempted lo provlde- for tho govornmont of Vir r.lula by a iniijoi'lty of tho "tlltolllgont nml patl'lotlo elllzons of tho Stato." lt dld not attempt lo provlde for a gnvi-i iiiiiniit by ii "majorlty of thoso wliu llvc" Iii Vlrglnln. it dellborately nml opoiiiy renlrlotod tiio olootpi'fttQ of thu M.ile wilh Iho purposo of placltig tiio govornmont undor tin- control of "ii. iniijoilly of tho liilnlllgout und pa lildlli: cIll/.eiiH of tho Hlute," ratlior ib.ui undor Iho eintrol of a majorlty of Ihoiie who llvo Iii Virginia. Tho Anil Miiluou Loaguo hns beon entlrely wlllliii; Lo loiivg 'hc qiionllon of llocnso Of n'O'liaeiiMO tu Ihn lutelllgcnt und, putrloUu tli Ui.n<.tu, nrovldud Xac bv. Address nll ?-nttimii-?m-*lln.i_ for t-?? coluinn .6 Uur-r- Hlll tor, Tlinrn nUpnltiJi. No mnllirinfltlrst iirohlom- rrlll be ? -Jlvi-d, no cOlns or utrimpa .nliuril nnd no ile?Iera> rnimni wlll be glven. | Dlvorce I.iiu-N. To nctiie a dlspute, pleaso answer ihe followlng questlon: A ctalms that there are States ln tho United States where persons can get a dlvorce nnd thnt Iho Hiime dlvorce wlll bc good In Vlrglnln. but H miyH thnt a dlvorco granted In Hioho States ls not recog nlzcd ln Vlrglnln, Whlch ls rlght? If A, pleaso name tho Staten In whlch thn dlvorces can he gotten. READER. There are no unlform laws of dl? vorce In the United States, Tf the ground upon whlch a dlvorco ls granted in one Stnln ls valld for di-, vorcc ln another -Unto the dlvorce It? self ls valld, Tho tnere terms of the dlvorce Iiiwh do not matorially affect the questlon. Snlnry of tlhe Chlef Justice. I'lcnse do the klndness to tell mo tlie -iilnry uf tho Chlef Justice of tho Unlled States. A HEADEIt. $13,000. IlnnUn nml Srcurll>. Can onc who has no landed proper? ty borrow money from a luink wlth? out havlng somo one go Hecurltv for hlm? I wnnt to borrow wlthout put tlng nny one to tho lenst irouble. S. Thls Is not ii matter thnt ran be settled on nny general principle. Where a bank Is empowered under the terms of Its charter to lonn monoy on the scrurlty of real estate. no Indprser ls genernlly neccssnry. Age or Trlcgrnpli Opcrntorn, Elc. 1. Pleaso tell me lf tho laws of Vir? glnla requlro a young mnn to be over ..Ixteen years of ago to bc a tclegraph operntor. 2. What does a wholesalo house mean when lt says lt wants a man for "outside" work? What klnd of work Is thls? 3. Where wlll tho next world's falr be held and when? M-L.UAD. 1. Xo such law appcars In Pollard's Code. 2. A man who works "oulHlde" the house?In other words, a mnn who ls wllllng either to travel n /lold or work the local trade ln the town whero thn house Is located. ... At Brussels. beginning In May of thls year. Iliilldlng n Iloase ln n Dnr. Somo tlmo ago I saw ln a New York paper lhat a house had been bullt In thnt State. entlrelv, ln one day. Wlll you klndly tell me where lt wus bu'lt ond scmo dcscrtptlon of the house, ti> settle a dlspute? A CONSTANT READER. We know nothlng of such a house. If any of our c-artors wlll glve us the facts we wlll he glad to prlnt the for you. # _. Cnrnr-Klp Hero I'unil. How should o communlratloii be ad dressed to rcnc'i th>"- managerH of the Carnecle Hero Fuml: A. T F Address F. W. Wllmot. Secretary Carn?*gio Bulldlng, Plttsburg, Pa I.oii-i- nnd Interest. Y->u wll! pleaso let me know If n person comes lo my place of busln?\-.. and asl<K mr- lo loan hlm J5 on hU watch for a few days. and he wlll glve me J . when he comes to (.et thr watch, have I the rlf-h' to do so under the laws of the clty of Rlchmund And Statf- of Vlrglnia? I. c. LiCgally vou hnve not, since vou are not ,-l pawnnroker. The only Intereei you ran charge wlll be . per cent. per annum. As ?., matter of .nct. howevcr. the Constitution. hut the Hrpior traf? fic lias not been ivilllng thal thls ln telllgont nnd patrlotic electorate should settle thls cjucstlon. During the past year th . acetits of th.' liquor traflic have. by means best known to them selven, persuaded the State offlclals to reglsler a largc number of negroes. solely for the purpose of voting on th,- llcenso questlon. ""?* Thls seems to bo the posltion of The Tlmes-Dlspatch. It flatly declaros lhat no law whlch ls not approved by a majority of ihose who Iihvo to live under lt wlll bc supported. Followlng cut thls reasoning. The Tinies-EJlspatch must declare that the new Concfltiltlon wlll not be supported because lt is not upproved "by a'majority (Includ? ing negroes) of those whe have to livo under It," and. furthermore, fol? lowing out the Bn.mii reasoning. It must declare that tlie new Oonstltu tion ought never tn have become the law oi tbe State, because a inajorltv of the peoplo livlng under it (Including negroes) would not have voted for It. Tlie Anti-Saloon J.eague, on the con? trary. liellevcs, and adopted the re? port of tho IcHlslatlve commlttee whleh declares, that *'a majority .of the lntelligent nnd patriotlc citl-cns of the State" shuuld govern the State, und there was fo reason _..r the editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch to doubt tho meanlng of the report, because later tn tho report donounces tho effort of the liquor sellers to reglster the negro voto ln order to overcomo the ma? jority of tlio lntelligent voters. Moreover, the legislatlve committeo said tlie majority of th_ lntelligent und patrlotic cltlzens "of Tlie State." meanlng cxactly what it sald. it did not mean that a majority of the p-o plc- in each separate communlty must agrep to the law. C'ertalnty It did not mean that no law ought to be passed by the General Assembly of Vlrglnia whlch is not npproved hy the peoplo of evory separate county or town ln the i-ttite. The General Assembly ot ylrglnla lias passed a law- forbtdding Sunday labor. which law is not en? forced ln tho clty of Richmond. Shall tho General Assembly of Vlrglnia re luse to pass such a law because 'it will not be enforced in Richmond? The General Assembly has passed a law forbtdding the exlstonce of houses of prostitutlon. but thls law ls not enforced in tho clty of Richmond. Shall the Goneral Assembly refuse to pass such n law because lt wlll not bo enforced ln Richmond? Accordins* to this reasoning, no law ought to bo pas.od by tho General Assembly whlch wlll not be enforced ln every district. town or clty ln tho State. Each Board of Supervlsors. oach Town and City Council, should havo tho rlght to set up Its own code of laws and dccllne to he governod by any other. Tho report of tho Anti-Saloon Leaguo commlttee meant exaolly what lt sald. no moro and ho less?that the law enacted should bo "tho expressed wlll of tho majority of tho lntelligent patrlotic cltlzens of the Statc." It did not lntend to say, ancl It did not say, "a majority of those who.. havo to llv*e under- 11." ancl lt did not say a ma? jority of each- hamlct, town, county ancl clty. Tho TImos-Dlspatch can llncl no support for Its posltion from any statement made hy tho committeo at the Anti-Saloon Loague. A malorltv of the lntelligent. patrlotic clti/.ens of Vlrglnia havo a rlght to pass any law whlch they thlnk to be for tho best lnterest of the State iib ti whole, and tho Anti-Saloon League demands 'that thoy be glven that right. JAMES CANNON. JR., Chairman of Legislatlve Commlttee of Anti-Saloon League ot' Virglnla. Richmond. January 34, Mr. .Stenrnen'H Coiiipctency ?u DIhcukn thn Oyster Slliiiillini. Editor oC Tho TlmeH-Dlspatch: Slr,?On tho traln thls morning com? lng from Richmond my attentlon was called to ti ciimmunlcatlon lu your issue of to-day, slgned "Saxon W. Holt." As t have not road tho Inter vlow between Speakor Byrd and tho Nows Loildot* roprosenlnttvo, I do not know what insplrod .Sonator lloll's strlcturos upon tho actlon of Mr. Byrd; hut. not wllhstandlng my always frlt'iiill.v robiUons wlth Sonator Holt, J mn eonslr.iliied to ask spaco in your columns to- briolly notlco what ho has to way that concorns mn. With w-hnt'warrnnt Honnlor Holt un dortakOH lo oxproHS hla knowledge. of ins* vI'owb upon tho oyster qucKtiiin und _)?'_ un.wI.l-intrn_M8 oi tha oyater indus what you do Is belng done in thou wtiiiiH of InsfiincoH every day without !".?if!V''' t,"r ?l,? law* lf u,? nion ln willing to pay you $? you nro safe. WiiIchs mi dooH ho of hls own accord you cannot collect more than IB wlth t? ?f*2u .'."- ? >?''*' ,'0,lt* P?r annum. lt ls dlstinctly a debt of honor, wlth no noto to Cover any "shavlng." DeblM ?f Mlnorsi A him two minor sons. B ls a mer? chant. A. tho futhor of the boys In "tructod r ?,ot to soll tho boys any goods hut aftdlfwnrds B solls thom. ?witii B recovor oT A the clalm legal ly? * ., . NEW SUBSCRIUKR. V A served legal notlcn on B that ho would not bo responslblo for tho uouts or the boys he cannot be rnndo tracted ""y *tB tll0y ,imy lluvo con* Aftsesslng r.nmU, Wlll you pleaso publlsh In your Qiiery Column lf lt Ih lawful for a <le iiily treiiBiirer to asscss land and collect taxeu at tho samo tlme? . , SUBSCRIBKR. i,.n i -5.1 y 'reasurer cannot asscss lantis iho asaoHsment nuist be mado Dy- tho commissloner of tho rovenue. .1, ..." n" -"'CSsmont has beon mado .rM,.Lr1'"f,urc'',,'""3' ""'"y f"'- one and proceed io collect lt. <ild SongH. inw'i3Hn E0'"1 'm *Mo wor(J? t0 *he fol loviliig song* named If you havo them \cvri* JXV ""i1.; "T1*? *St"n Th?> v , . ' wt**Tno! : V??t Break tho I..".' ,."','Io,h."r: 'Brfght Kyes, Oood r,,.? Alc-van'lr-a n-nd Whlspcrlng Itu D p J,,.ttny. ?,i our rcaderH will send 'ua copioa or these songH wo wlll be K|ad nttemn,'"^ lhem '" yoU' W" ???''' and0,s^\dt0.he'IAy,o0^aderrsm *? *W*8 1'olltlcHl I'nrtlr^Tn'^nglnud. Enclanrl "7 'J1", r.O\Uicti\ parties |n aU T?2 Hit.a,u* /*>r~Uriionlsts. Liber? als . LaborltoH. Nationallsts?and what )?' he? r attltudo towards inrlir reforu, ?"'1 the bttdget? What do tho follow? ing terms moan: Whlg, Tory, P.adicai ami Conservaltve? j. g The fundaniental prlhclpid of' tha ?n/S?"h?/i! Lu "??""-????*>?" present A '"?tween K-.giand nnd Ireland At the name tlme thn Cnionlsls stand rZ ih,yt"lr}l7 V"**' M* for ??mp" ror Ih,. tarirr; for n moderato slz-d navy; f.,r thft malntenancii of thp Ti?lTi.of V"":-"- ""'I rtmllnr measure,'. The r.lbernls belleve In a -'liberal" pol? icy towards worklng olasses and those who cannoi support tbemselves. They 'to".h'"^?VP ?nv,??*?ral'J apportlonment nishur S^,^!, and "? Bngland's publlc uorks. In the maln, they aro uneompromislng' advocates of tre* sentatlves of organlzed labor tn Kn?r laiid and advocate broadlv all meas? ures thnt wlll nmeliorato condltion-i JL'^ worklng classes In the emnir?. Ihe Najlonallst* ar,. tbe Irlsh dele mtM who wish I'arllarnent to enact a law giving Iroland s "natlonal" jrov ernment of Us own, that is. lpoal self the Unlonlsts nre tbe advocates o' tarlff reform nnd the opponcnts oftho btldget, The other parties aro gener nlly Opposed lo a tarlff and support the budget. The terms Whlg. Tory; etc vary much ncrordlnc to ihe pe.' rlo.l ,,f history you have in mind. We CAnnot give you nny eoncifo deiinitlon or tlieir mea-nlng ln small mmnnss w.. would ndvise you to consult mo his? tory of England such as Androw's, Omnn s or Cheney's. try to recognUe me as a representa? tive of the oyster countles. I am at a loss to tinderstand. I have not. tn my knowledge, ever expressed lo any mnn any poslllve or Ironclad vlewfl whlch I may entertaln wlth reference !/' t.'1'\ ,?>'-sl'?r qucBtlon or tho "Baylor I had ihe honor eight yeara ago to represent ln ihe House of Delegates a larger constltuency of oyster people thnn r*<?nntor liolt represents to-day. and wbrn I ceased to he thelr repre rentatlve (by nnson of redlstrlctlng) I hnd many nssurances from these good penple of my several countles that I carrled wlth me. thelr contlnued good wlll and conildonee.' Tf a chnnge has taken place ln the sentiment of my former county constltuents. I am not aware of lt. There hus never been the sllglitest intcrcourso. dlrectly or Indl rectly. between Speaker Byrd and my self ns to hls vlews or my vlews upon tbe oj-ster question, elther before or since mv asslgnment to the Commit? tee on Chosapeake and Its Trlbutarles. and while I do not doubt he could have appolntcd some other member of perhaps more inalure Judgment thnn I ppssess. yet I daresay, with all can dor. he "could not have selectcd an otb'-r more unbiased and wlth a mind so free from preiudlce as I stann to? day upon assumlng my dutles as a member of the Committee on tho Chosapeake nnd Its Trlbutarles. Slx years ago. when enterlng upon the dutles of my second term in the LcKlsfature, I was asked by a new n-.ember from Southwost Virginia what my oplnlon was about a settlemont of the ovster questlon. I replied that I doubted whethcr the questlon would ever be setiled untll the members of the Oeneral Assembly from the hlll nnd mountaln sections of the Stato "tako tho hlt in thelr months" and sottle it. regardless of the dlvlded sentiment of the so to speak Tlde? water representatlves. f have refralned from dlscusslng thls matter at letigtli. rather contentlng myself (to use an old pbrasc of the Vlrglnln darky) wlth "laying low and chnwln" poko root." What T don't know- about the ovs? ter business would flll a nmall-slze book. How much more, T wonder, does mv friend Holt know ahout lt? J L. P.. STKARNES. Newport News, January 22. Mr. Denl AnMver* Mr. Holt. Editor of Tlie Times-DIspatch: Slr_i noto n communlcatlon from Senator Holt, of Newport News, pub? llshed in a recent edltlon or yourpnner, In whlch I construc hls remarks to lm ply that I was appolnted to serve upon the Committee on Chesnpenkc and Its Trlbutarles because of a knowledgo as to my posltlon on thc oystor questlon. I can concelvo of no warrnnt on tho part of Sonator Holt for tho uso of my name In thls connectlon. I have nover, absolutely nover, oxpressofl myself ln tho Bllghtest degreo, pro or con, ns to n?- position on tho subject. nor hnve I n? yet determlned what that position wlll be. I havo not now, novor hnvo had and never oxpect to havo any personal In? terest in tho oystor Industry. I shall dlllgently seek Informatlon, and with? out blas pursuo that policy whlch sug? gests the greatest good to tlio groatost number. I fall tn understiind by what right. Senator Holt. of Newport News, assunios thnt be rnprcsonls moro par ticutarly tho oyster Intorost than does Mr Steurnofj, also of Newport Nows, or I from Norfolk. J. T. DEAL. January 3*1. WHY, OF COURSE, IT IS POSSIBLE to strenftthen your woak stomach?to ald digc.Btipn iinii keep tlic bowcls open? but you nuist tnko nothlnft but HOSTEHER'S STOMACH BITTERS The abovo*llart hoou tlie experience with thousands uf ntlii'i's, aiul you ought: to pro' fit by thcir pxninploi Start to-day and uoticc thc ni|ii<l iiiipriivdincnt in your geh? eral hcullh. Il is for Poor Appctlto, lieartburii, Iloudiu'ho, Indigestion, Dyupupsla, Coatlveucsti and Grljppe.