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ntrf ______ 2j$6m?..........?? E. Maln Slrrrt /j,_jj?ter Bureau.1103 Hull Street t^lfgirc Bureau.10.1 N. Sycamore Street PtdrMi"* Bureau.....215 Kiclilh Street '^ubi?.???? ~~ jj^pY MAIC ourTAGE PAID cOl'lUi Sunday ..., , Infflthout Sunday , , latlcfUUononty ... '?tlot (Wednesday) .. One Six Three One Year. Mo- Moi Mo JG.00 SJ.OO 11.50 _i5 ..00 2.00 1.00 2.00 1.U0 1.03 .50 .50 ... J* ... j.. ^Imei-Dlspatch Carrier Dellvery Servlce In ,and Und suburbd, Mandiester and Pctc.-a. tlor pan 0n, w--k -Jnf'llli Sunday. H renti <:?*jllliout Sunday. 10 cenu loc,0"'*. 5 tecta . of - tho J?nuary 27, t?aj. at RIchmor.L Va* lhc<d-cl-u inatiet under att of Coc_reti _?' -.liarl. 18*?. "??St-KlJAY, l-'liHUL'AIIY 1-, 1910. ?*-'on__....:_ .__?__..___ ' vatlASrij Tl) IIO A CttACK."-.!. thc -tiii.xcj. . j ,""--ig Common Councll sliuwcd ils | ?t0; last nighL by passing thc ordl ' u_ for consolidation wlth Munchcs *Jfift tlio face of an opposition that ?""vbijowerful and lnfjtienti.il, lf not "coi' reI,rc?_,'ntntlve.' We nro con n,d* *'lat *ls declsion is indorsed and XiiWcd by un ovorwhelmliig ma *H? of "the citizen- of Hichmond. In ? ?-..orninl course of evonts thore no an, only remtiin ihe concurronce trt> Aldermen und the popular voto ,! . . uichcster to mako consolidation . ?- ,'ive for all tlme. But tinfor-I |n(?ly opposition hay dovclopcd al i diust moment from a small group _/5e<imlnent citizen.-5, who dcclaro lhat ^'wlll Insdsl on carrying tho mal ';olt> a vote of thc peoplo. M-iro mlght bo nothing nerious ln ''flcclslon, barring tho troublo and ? toj _n;ae' wcrc Jt noL for tl,e tarX tlial ,.",- II involvc wc do not know how w' dolay. l>eluy happens to be H'to Hlchmond's intercsts just now;. dlAke _'p the now llst of quallflod "atv, to get up thc requlred petltlon c'*j call and hold thc ciectlon would -'^'llkely tako threo months' time. ; mfwoultt mean that tho new nopu \\*l could not posslbly get Into the ? t!ctr States census, and that has _e(onc of thc chief aims rtichmond ?' ield heforo her from thc begln t.t- Consolidation mlght win threo .''. tlc over,'hut the frnits of victory v*l bo lost. Thc final dclay would -^ycripplod and broken it. iri; Councll last nlght properly re ch| a proposal to submlt thc issue vute of thc people. lt secnis to at thc small band of cltlzcns who ^.v,.i nia=s-iu':eihig thc other night vtV do a graceful thing l,y with abng their intrntlon i" work f??r V?a vou-. We ln-Hv\e that they are "'.bomed to deteru, and that thc ;-ole arf of l,ieir work would v,o thc cilng of thc pla s upon whieli ilv a9;itlcs havo ho lanpr beon at work , "^'consolidation movement has bt-ei '00 , - ' for a year or moro; thc term r _o>scd havo been known in geuera wiany monlhs; aud ln all thls tlm '.. r<iave. never heard tho voiccs o .. ]" citlzcns raiscd ln protcst. Thcl ?-,tesiilon comes at tiie final an * vial moment. All thc mouthpioce -'' tlubllo oplnion aro against then '_"' fl,hc commerolal associatlons. al :- -. ^.newspapcrs, tho merchants un - - &-lins mcn's organizations aud, t e: the number, ull llic Importau ''-."" ?ing houses of Richmond but mie . ."oursc, every eitlzon has u righ ?;'_,)ld his own vlcws und try to pm vhls own lcgitltnatc intere:<is. Bui vircumstances being what they are ^hanco to furthcr prlvato interest _,? so small _!\n.'\ the opportunity ':wmage tlio publ-K.--iui"crc.--t being j-u tl, -we tliink the.st' citizens could . *^ gcnerally wcleome thlng by bub . ? ":injr their own wlshes iu what - as so cvldcntly to he. the wl-hcs P3C majority. ,,i_sii vijowim; tiik imilmaiu J.( l.AW. _ji heartily congratuhiio the Com. E?e on Vrlvilcgos and Klcetions ?' cvise de<islou to report tho llyn *ary bill favorahly, coupled witl anfavorable report on all lho olhc rary bills. -. There was a. liill be I'lho comniiltec liaving lllegiliinal tis to belng ?'ollicial." intismucli ti fa.s frunioil by a small subcommll Ibf tho Slutc I'liiumittcc. and th Ss uluiwcd tholr lndcpeiidcnce a E as their soutul judgment In rc <ng tlils offerltig along with tl ? rs. lt thc State Coinmittee trlc 'cgistcr its hostility to the T>r ldca, as some obscrvcrs hu> Ight. by lmtting forward a hl < was as near nothing as thc hi j-nilml could evolve, it clearly ove ^i<:d Itself. If it had offered a be ?and strougi-r la.w, its offoriu ?it have found favor, but beeau >ut forward only thc imporfc ,ment of a law, the legltlatlve coi >ce has pussed it by nltogelln 3 I>oal and West bllls went t 'i way. ^ tho four prlmary bills submitt ?hc Leglblaturo, tho Kyrd bill Hcdly tho most co'inprohenslve, t J. viKorous ahd the bon. U t=mrl as doeidedly tiie nt-arcsl uppro.-t I pftrf'.-et prlmary la.\v we have >' .? lu Virginia, and it still Is th: Jgh it lias boen weaht.ncd a go in Its progrcsa lutvard (tiiLeime lt, tho com>ulsury fr-aturo \v :*lnatcd by thc patron lilniaclf. Tl ) tn tlio nature of tt tub to t (le. We ourttclvcy lik-jri the co ory featuro mucjt better in th . but. opposition to jt was v< fig, and tho saerlth,; of it tvas ; Iblo under tho eireuinstanees. N ViiiumlMeo h;.s laehi'd <m two o ,uii ndmeiilf-. both of wiiieli 1 < n,| V.Ct from the lorr.r and value of .,] (Jiio of these?borrowed from .1 blll-?tH to tho.effect fhat priru t-gn olllctaU tilia.il ho ai'P?inted nutoral boartLs. .ton Hats fi ?1' ^;? mltted by tho pnt-tlcs, nnd thnt In cnflo only one pnrly imliis a prlmary tItd'i ofllchi-lH slmll all ho .lrriwti from that pnrty. Thn urlglnnl J.lyrd hill provld ct| thal thc oflk-lnlH In piiniary clec tlons sliould hc lhe ."iime ai those ln a. regular election, which seems to us a better nimngemcnt. But thls ls ?f mlnor Importaiicc, compared to the other anieiidmcnt. whlcp wc conslder very bad indeed. The Byrd hlll laid down tho Inw ns to who Ih ollglblo to vote in a prl? mary, which Is what every prlmary law should do. lt provldcd lhat no person could vote iu a party prlmnry uiilcss hc hrul vote,* for certiiln speci tlcd eandkhites "f that party ln the last genorai clcctlons; provldcd thnt, if Iho appllcant had not votctl In the last general clcctlons al all, his plcdgo to support tho nomliiecjj ot lhe prl? mary ln thn cnsulng clcctlons should be held sufllclcnt to entltlc hlm lo Vote in tho prlmnry. Tho committee ame.nd mciit virtually canrols thla lunt clause l.y iniiklng the special pro? vlsion for men who dld not vote ln thc last election appllcable to all mon, with wlilchcvor party they voted, and thus entirely iiulllllos an,i vltlales tho othor rcstrictlvc provlslons. Il provldes "that when qiiestioned by tlie judges, If he shull pledge hlm? self to support tlio nominccs of the liarty In the cnsulng election he shall be'allowed to vote." Thls coulj hardly he worse. lt not only permits, but dlrectly lcgullsses tho votlng or. Re publicans in ? Democratic prlmarles. Under thls provlsion any qunlfflcd Votcr could present hlmself at the election booth and npon giving the pledge mentloned above demand the right to vote. If thc judges qucstionc(] him about hls previous and probablo future nfllllHtious, hc could decline to answer. HiH hlaukct privllcgc covers nnd protccts hlm: it is noiio of thclr business': and though hc may be known ns a HCelong Republican and opciily annouiice that hc ?lnlends to contlnue so after that particular elec? tion Is over?in which hls party has no i-andldatc. and thercforc he has nothlng to lo.se by helplng out some Ucmocratlc friend?the judges wlll hc compclled hy law to vote him. Now thls ls simply ahsurd. Rcpubllcans have no right nt all to tako part ln Democratic prlmarles, and for Dem? ocrats 1o enact laws coiiipelllng thclr udmittanco is prcposterous. Demo? cratic prinmrios aro for Democrats only, and no translcnt willlngness to vote with Democrats, for once, to gain a special end. can bo acceptcd as changlng n Rcpubllcan's spots. Wc ! have just sccu how thc present lasity l ls abused. ln thc Fourth District con I gressional race, where Rcpubllcans l notorlously altcrcd and swellcd the I Democratic vote, though in all prob ; abillty they dld not change thc re \ nill. We don't want io leg.illzo this ! kind ot political hybrldistn, which would hc the sure forerunner of thc deruat of Democratic candidatcs in ii Democratic prlmary hy Republican l votcs. Thc Legislature should by all niean.s kill thc committee amendrnent und move in just thc other way. lt should keop thc other parts of thc Byi'd section Intact and provide for thc appllcant who dld not take part l in tlio last election that he must make I a statement that hc Intcnds lienec f(.?rward to vote wlt), the party Into wlioso prlmary hc sceks admlttancc. The Times-Dispatch hopo.s that thc Legislature may thlnk these linport nnt conslderatlons worth thclr atten? tion. Mciintimc this paper congratu lates lhat body upon having before lt a bill calculatcd to give Virginia o prlmary law worthy of the name. CWI'T.W-V WILLAIID'S ni-'SIGXATlO-Y ?'I'hc Corporation Commlssion wil miss Captaln Wlllard. Ile brought tc his work in that Important trlbunal i mlnd naturally well equipped anc ripened by oxporienee wltli afCulrs, an< lie enhanced hls usefulncss by clos. study until hc beciimo pecullarly lltted ln tlicory and ln practlce, for the dis ciiarge of l.is hlgh dutles. Whilc un ussuining .jn liiaiino,. and puttlnp for ward no clalms for hlmself, hc has, w oeiiove, come to hc reec.gnlzcd by th puiiiic and i,y his colleagucs as th most thoroughly vcrscd member of th commlssion on technicai questlons o rallroad taxatlon nnd control. IT Capmin Willard's rcsignatlo means that be intcnds to rotlro froi puiille, ntc, which wo slnccrely hope tioes not. the Stato wlll he even ncavicr loser than is the commisslo now. Reprcscntlng as ho does ? cla: of men not usually found ln publ otttco, Mr. Wlllard has had unusual o] portunltics for good, and ho has show a most commendable desire tu ninl tho mosl of those opportunitles sorvlng- Iho Cfiuimonwoiilth. At a tin s when virglnia's government nee< moro men of his cxuepllonully hl; character and standing, sho can ill ? lor.:l lo spare hlm from hor publlc 11 SISKIYOl'. Siskiyou le not the name of a Tu ecl man ear or a two-for-a-quarter ci ls lar, or yet again of a patent rheum iieitlsun curc. li is the cognomen of i-d | proposed new member of the galaxy -li ! states, to he carved out of ccrla ot I paris of Orcgon und California. (Va il. fornia Is a largo .Stato, equal lo abo nd! ii\c Malnes and seventy-tive . Del warcs, and because of its posiiion well ns its size ls not thorough ils I honiogeiicous and unifled. Before iu hc \ wo havo read of plans to split off t Southern b.a.11 of it into a ncw Sta with I.os Angeles as Its capital, t that plan has nevcr^gotten very ,1 forward. This Vival movement, i tnchcil to the outlandlsh nud bi haious naiiic, shows thal Oalll'ornli io an, disi-utl^hed with their Culifnru lhe ship iu thc Nurtli ns well' um Ihe Koutli. Apparontly .Southurn Qref. ury ls also Insurgtnt aud half-ready to by cedo und merge. ubij [There tjvlU be-ii convention fit itmotifr those Interof-led lo dIScii&s nmj fnrther HiIh odd pittn. How lho con vontlon will bo mado up nn,i. wlitit weight Itn "miiiko" will earry, wo don't know, rresumably nnyborly can nt lend who happons to havo notWnff better to do. A ploblHcite ought to ho hold In the nffcctod dlfltrlcts. and, If It woro. we belleve that tho majority would ho found ngalnst tho change, Wo hopo so. It ls dotibtful If tlio country wnnts any more subdlvltlod Slntes?even wlth tho oonsnnt of tho nuhdlvlded?though wo'll probably flnd il deslrnblo to trim Toxns some day. Cnllfornla. Ib young as woll ns hlg, and wltli incroasing maturity her soat tercd B.n(i dlsagreclng populatlon will dotilitlcss loorn to dwell togothcr In nnlty. A compound Callfornlti-Orc gon Slutp would not bo genernlly de? slred in any t-aso, we thlnk, and pur lictilnrly when alllloted wlth hucIi un unehrlstkin niime. "Wc could put up wlth n. State named Columblu. or cvou Glory-Ilallclujah, but Slskiyou ls com ing it a little too strong. "The Sen? ator from Slskiyou" mlght dlsturb tho composuro of even thc Iron-bratncd llnolypors who set up thc Congres slonul Record. Ki-nm tho born-old town monitor. tho tionteel Old Lady of Govornor Street, tliere comes a stream of drcary prose deslgnod to provo that freo Institutions and iundn.montal Democratlc princl ples nro resolvable into simply "thc nost method of handling the liquor trnlllc." Never falterlng in our conll dehco thol any mouthpiecc of the Antl Saloon League can always "Und wayjr* wo plod through ihi.s sort of ? arguriicnt wlth composure; though should kr cvenlng-and-the-ncxt-morn ing conB -,v>ornry thlnk lt woll to cor? rect it<a .jablo mlsstatoment as to Tho TiliBj- /-/lspbtcb-uallcsed "favorite sloga.n,"^t would* douhtlt'ss como nenr er livfng np to lts own loudly vlrtti oiis war-cry. Mcantlme, no prohlbl tiomst nood ever nave nny troublo ln provlng anything so long ns hc ls wlll? lng to assume, ns tlils wiitcr deler mlnedly doos, that thc root of tho great evlls of drunkennes.s ls tho financial "appetite'' of anti-proliibitlon. cities llke Ktehinond. I'rohlbltionlsts flnd lt convenlent to Ignoro the fact tlmt the root <>f tho drink cvll ls the fleslily appetite of lndlvlduals, where alone It can t>e much mltigated, and you can search these industrlous paragraphs till you aro wcary nnd never catch u nint of this obvlouK and baslc trutb. A college proressor doclarcs that a workingmun can llve on '.0 cents a day. This Is on tho undorstandlng, wc suppose, that he buys i,is food at night. "It is indeed a morose porson," con lesses tho Jacksonvillo Tlmcs-Unlon, ? who cannot hnd aniuscment In Flor? ida." Tho Legislaturo mlght try a :aw lerbiddlng tourists to laugh. Some. ot our congressionai orators ought to be Interested ln comets. wiueii. aLso, nro largely made up of vapor. vardaman thinks that thc trusts aro opposing him for Senator. but maybo it's only tlio peoplo. warKis uaynor? AX EVENT IN JOURNALISM. .Major Mciiuihlir- ChniiKc of nnse SUn 'l_ill<f>r? of Ihe SouIblnnU. It ls an aunouncement of more than ordlnary interest that James Calvir HemphlU. editor - in - chief of thc Charleston News and Courler, severi his conncetion wlth that influentia: journal to become the edltorlal heac of the Riehinniid Times-Dispatch. It h signiticant from many polnts of view For thlrty years Major Hcmphlll hai been a parl of thc Charleston news paper, havlng in 1SS0 become a loca rcporter. 13y iils itulustry anci talenti ho forgod his way through thc va? rlous rounds or promotions of a dall: newspaper until lie hecame lts guid Ing head. r-'urtlierinore, the Charleston editoi approaches his .sixllotli blrthday. It l allogether nniisual for a man of hi age. South Carolinian at that, to mak .o vital a cliange. Coupled therewltl ls tiie Interestlng facl that hc goo from South Carolina to Virginia. I would Bcem lhat the Old Domlnion i drawing hcavily on tho Carollnas i taklng to be. tlio head of her institu tion, the IJiilversiiy of Virginia. Ed Wln A. Aldorman, a native ot Wll mlngton, N. C, and of her leatlln newspaper, The Tlnies-Dlspatch, Majc llemphill, born in Abbevlllc, S. ? Like .lohn C. Calhoun, ho is Scotct Irish, and dlsplays thc tcnaclty of pui tl poso, tho couragr- of convictlon and tl forcofulness of character which ha\ 11 mado that. vlrllo stock master hulldoi 1 and workera in an advanced civil ?atlon. Major llemphill is a college grai unto, havlng taken his degree at Er klnc College. a Presbyterian institi tion of his native State. Like mai great men, ho taught school a sho timo beforo findtng hlmself. A fc munthH employed in tlio tasks of tl school room sufficed. lio launch Btralghlway into journullsm, cditing noxvspapcr ln his natlvo town. Sln ls that timo he has been dillgently ?h work untll ho has reaehed a hlgh po: . tion of eommaudlng iufluonce . " I Southern journallsm. ln tho positlon so ably fllled thc past years he followc,i a long llno wortliy mon. Six years ago yesterd the News an_ Courler eclobruted ? 100th annlversary. Wlth Just pride a commondable entcrprlso it publish an odltlon in honor of the event, t hlstorlcal valuo of which ls inestim ble. Thc Courior was fotinded by ti New Englande'rs, Lorlng Andrews a Aaron S. Wllllngton. Andrews lill nn untlmely grnve, but Wlllingt contlnued connectlon with tho par up to tho tlme of hls dealh durl tho Civil AVar. .In this couuei-lion it may bo not how great Southern ncwsp&po fotinded by New Englanders, ha conatltuted a perslstcnt type, surv Ing ln thc maln to the present tli The changes havo boen, aa wlth 1 Courior, ln connectlng tho namo some other journal. For purposeB lllustratlon it In sultlcleut to ment the I.oulsville .lournal, now tho C< lior-Journal, and Georgo X>. Front! the Mohile ri.glstei- itntl Thttddeus Sl ford; the Now Orleans I'ieuytino t Georgo W. Kciuuill; tho Galves News a nd Llllard Hlchardson. Nashvllle tho namo Natlonal Ban was ftretuaed by two Baatonlans, v hogan tho publlcatlon of thel- J>a oujjn i832,*?Chatta-i,po_*a Kimvb, it Borrowed Jtngtes WINTBU OX TIIK lAIDh ?When It'a tlmc ln leavo tlio blnnl?*-?s. And (fot out upon tho floor, That's ao cold nn any loobois Near thc frlirtd n-rcrnlniirt sliorci Btnrt tho Itltolion nro to blHZlnR. Put tho fcnltle on and no Out to fced tho cowb nnd lioiscs, W?dln' throutrh thn ilrlfkd snoiv, Thon lt Ib I fccl a tiirnlu' Of rny lovo'for country llfo. And thoro eomcs a Ulnd or ycnrnln ?For tho clty und Its strllc. When thn wnter bnsln's froncn To tho liltrlir-n tablo tlglit. And Iho wlntry wlnil'a n-whlzzln' TliroiiKh a brokcn wlndow llsiu: When thcro's frost upon Iho dnnrknob And ut overy crack nnd ohhik. With my artlrB by thn cook Move Frozen solid to tho r.fnc? Then n clty flnt Kcmis liollcr. Where tho stcBm heat tluohn iill nlfiht, With n Janltor Iu tho. hnsciiii'.tii. Scoopln'.In tho aiithrnclie. ?Chlc-aso News. JIBKKLY .TOKI.NC Tlu* Allernatlve. ? "'..ot's so to the theatre?" "I'vo 'nothlnR to ivonr." "Then we'lt ro to thc opcra."-I.i|'l*iiHOU'8. A Moltirr'A Anxlelj. Willle: "M:i. cttii't- t go out on tli" strcet for n llttlo whlle? Tommy .loi.-s says ihoro'i a romcl to bo sccn." Moi her: "Woll. yes; but don't >ou RO too nenr."?Boston Transcript. A 1-lat Cnlamlty. "Good lieavons! What Is tlio tnatter?". "The pcoph. on tho secniirt *<?*>' havo gone away nnd loft thoir mito-plano play? lng."?I-*lli-Rcndo Ulactler. Shr l.lkcs It So. "Ilow old nro you, my denr."' "Klght at homo; soven nnil a half when l go by trnln, nnd slx when I f" out with ninmma."?Don Vlvant. llnd and Bloom. Vdii uscd to say, dad, that I van a bud dhiK gonlus." "Well. you turned nut to lie a bloonilnjr Idlot."?cicvoland Leader. Tho Very Ilclp Wanted. "I would llko lo help you, my poor man, but. I haven't much work to plv.. you." "That'll full me down to tl"- ground, ina'ain; I don't want inucit."?.-'ourlrc. lle'll Keep lliu. "I should very much llko ln know how you mado thal $:.'. Iho. othor dny." "Can you keep a accrot?'' "Oh, yes!" "So can I. rsond-night!"?("oniic Cuts. riJKTINENT POINT**. IF tho BallinRer-Plnchot investlgatlon Bhould lasl nliv-tcon years. aa a cnininlt tcininn prodlcts. would Alaska last that long or would lt hc gobbled by tlio tiuggen hotins In advniicu of tho llndlnK of tlio court??Loulsvlllo Courler-Journal. Tho Insurgenls are now tacklns Presl? dent Taffs policies. Yes, but wlint does thnt leavo Concr. simai. Tactful charlcy Townsond, of Jllchlgan, to back??Detrolt Journal. Speakor Cannon might paraphraae a. cer? taln woll-worn axioru and exclaim. "I carn not who ls KUilty, so 1 can name hls judgo." ?Wilmington Stnr. "Comot Al!>ln" is not expected to even again appenr to Inhabltants of tho carth. In other words, it ls oxpoclod to drop as far out of sltcht as Rudyard Kipllng oi Antllonv Hope.?Chlca-o llccord-Hcrald. Evprywhoro wc aro warned to bewarc ol rold-atoraRO food?, shortwnight and bo! voal. Why botlier wltli burglar Insurancc? llrooklyn J_nRle. Halley's coniet will not dcflt-et tho eartl a bit from its paih. ih.-roby rescmbllng ? great many ot us.?New- York Mall. Ilow much would Citlzen Wlloy's airy re flections on farmers and e'gRo brlng it sol( by wci_ht??Wasbington Post. Penry thlnks Itoosevclt would bn a gooi man to sond out for tho purposo of discov erlng tho South Polc?Ch'cago Itocord Ileruld. STATE PRESS llflp for Vlrnrliilu Consumpllves. IVc trust the Legislature wlll pass tho bll appropriating finidB lor tho enlargcment o thc Stato Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Ca tawba. llonnokc county. Thu Assembly o 1S0S gave S40.MHI per annuin to the Ktul Board of Health. half of which sum was t go to tho ostabllshment and malntcnanc of an cxpcrimcntal sanatorium for con sumptlvos In the mountalns of Vlrginl; Thla sanatorium ha3 mado ^ood. Thc Htat board botight the old Roanoko Jtcd .Sulphu Sprlngs and transfonuud that property int a sanatorium. Kunds were so limited tho only thlrty-clght patlenis could bc uccom modatcd at thnt tlmc Uut since its open ing in 7\lay last lhe sanatorium has treato about 100 patlent:<. Almost without exeef tion theso men and worm.-n luva bccn cure or greatly Improvcd, and havo been aei back to their lionn-s prepared and able I tako ?up""t'hclr work Iu lif.-. It seems a plt that such a valuabh- work should not l onlarged so as to care for al least 130 pa tlcnts. Thero are ai present not less tha 30,000 consumptives in the Statc, 5,000 ( whom are dyini; <very year, and iriar thousands of whom have no hopo in tt world except that off.ri.-d them by tt bounty of the State, as il.erc are no priva or munlcipal sanaio.iums wheio they mi be trcated. The Stute Anii- Tuberculosis A soclatlon by a unnnlmous vot.i haa put I self on record as favorirn- liils approprl tion, and willlnRly guaranties lhat tho woi dono by tho State ai catawba Is sclentifl curativc and ueoaomhul.?l'oitsmouth Sta The Yorktown Mililary llond. Hon. John Lamb hns introduced a blll Congress provldlns roi- n.e bulldlng of mllltary road from Yorktown vla AVIIIlam 'eibur? to JumcstoH-n. Tlu b.isis for such rajbllt llca in tho fact ihai these. threo poln 1- are thc most hlstorlcul la llio nation, ai lhat the Kedernl govcnuneiit has roserv tlons at both Yurktuwu and Jamestow With concerted action on n.e part of o Vlrglnla dclegutlon, and such other Sout crn men in Congress as are Interested, t gothcr with tho assisia.ne ot varlous patl otlc bodles, tlu. appmnrlaiion necessa might bo soeuivd .asily. nut tho schcr ot conncethiR places of hisiorlcal Interc would r.ol be co.npi.M,. without Rlchmoti Thero are really four cardinal points, u: tho least iniporiaiit. is ..oi t,ur bcuutil capllul city. A road d?wn tho Penlnsu l'rom Itlchmond woul.l ...eel the millta road at thls pine.-. Tourista coming Itlcbmond would thet. cimu by motor c lo thls city, thence io Yorktown nnd Jami lown. lf our people on n.e Pcnlnsula w bestlr themselvcs this s.-lie.no of hlghwn can bo accouipllslH-d. kVi.? Newport No on tho east would s.-e ti... advaniago of au hlghway connectlcns, and ii would not Ioiik before tho road would bo oxtonded that dlrectlon to iuchnin u10 hlatorli points on Hampton Ituuds?Wllllamabii Oazotto. Tho Scuato Tax Ulll. In accordancc with mnijorn Ideaa rcgai Ing taxatlon, as h.-.s i?.,.? f,B(,Uently tn: gostod ill these coluinns.. |3 tho tax CO ir.lsslon meiiHiire i,i?,r,,.(| ,)y tno f^om Kluanco. Cominltt.-c. and whloii, lt Is und slood, Is n coinbliiaiic.il ,M ||,,, vlowa Of Si ntora Strodc und i-.m^.. As summarli brlofly ln the l!ui,i?.,n,i 'rimoti-'Ulspat tho salieut fuutur. s .,, nu. m,.uauro aro follows: . . . Tlu- ,,?iy ra-niclBiil tl would Moem pcitin. ni if u.at tho propoi commlsslon aliould h,. r.-nuircd, ln addlt to tho oniployinenl of a iax cxport and hoarlng of witness.s. ,? ,-omparo our ayat Wltli thoae of other siui,. and to havo i port toBtlmoiiy. h. otii,, WOrcis, it sho bo glvon every oj,p?rll?lUy to rovj8a ayatom rliilu whlh- u ,? at lt.?Lynohbi Advanco. (':ir .licntclc crn li.., largo inanulac tiiiei-., ilistithutors, cor l?>r.iiioii?. rallroads ntld i iniportalit advef Khhmund Advertlsi 'nn Atfoney, Ino, l-Mutiiil Buildlng, , l___3 !_,.'..*_i___j__ BY LORD F His Fricnds Say Hc Must Have Cast That for Him self. EPISODE OF LATE ELECTION Lord Clinton Onc of Oldest Pccrs and Largcsli Landowncrs in England'. HY I..V MAHdlllSF, 1115 FONTKNOY. LOIID FAIRPAX, tho only Brltlsh pcor who was born as itn Ameri? can clttisen, recolvcd ono solltnry voto at tho ciectlon of thc slx teen reprosontatlve pecra of Scotland, which took placc, wlth old-tlmo pomp nml coremony, In llic Palace uf lloly roo'd tho other day, and Lord Falrfax's nionds are bitntoring hlm a goo.l deal nbout that ono vote. Inslsting that lio must havo cast It hlmsclf. Thc Scotch peors, on tho occaslon of cuch gonoral eleetion, choo-c, ln obedlenco to ti summons from the crown, sixtoen of tholr membors to reprcscnt the Scot tlsh peerago In tho House of Lords at Wostmlnstor. The sixtoen who huvo just been selecleU are: The Enrls of Mar, of Rothes, of Morton, Mar and Kollio. of lladdlngton, of Lauderdale, of Carnwath, of Northosk and of Dun donuld, Vlscount Falkhtnd, and tho Lords Saltoun, Sinclalr, Borthwlck. Balfour of Burleigh, Belhuvon, and Scmplll, thc latter defeat Ing T^ord Torplitehcn, who has hitherto tlgurcd us ono of the reprosontatlve peors. Tho honors nf all thoso pocrs are cx cluslvely Scottlsh. that ls to say. they do not carry wlth thom, ipso faotp scats in thr, Iimue of Lords. and thc r placc there during the new Paill - nicnt now uboul to bc opciicd. will bo . entlroly owlng to their cleetlon trt tlio olcctlon, however, scotch peo * who havo already tietits ln the Ilottse ot Lords through Ihelr possession of i-.n? llsh peorages. or so-called pecr.-igcs of the Unlted Kingdom. are pcrmlttcd to tako part, and among those who \oted at lloiyrood tho other day were tho Duko of Montrose. wlio prosided-. tlio Dukes or Bucclomh. of Itoxburgho and of Atholl. Lord Rnse-bery. I.orrt i.las gow, JLord Breadall.ane. and seveial others. Eigbtcen peors were ln al tendanoo. and thirty-seven others had sent their votes ln writing; tliat is to say, there wero less tlian three-scoro poers represented. -ivhlch bears strtking ovldence of tho fnct often polnted out in these letters that the Scotch pocr age Is dlmlnishlnp; in nunibers and ls gradttally disappcarlng as sin-h,, owing to the fact that tlio sovercign. ever since thc act ot unlon, some -i."> years ago. haa beon precludcd from creating any Scotch puerages. Tho ciectlon took place in ihe i>rcs ence of the prlnclpal Judges and law dlgnitaries of tho Northern kingdom. and of tho Lord Provost and chief city offlcers of Edlnburgh. The dean of the Chapel Royal opencd thu pro ceedtngs with prayer, and they wero brought to a elose wlth a bent-dlctlon pronouueed by thti dean of ihe S.otch Order of tho Thistle. Thero was the cu-tomury protest during the roll call to lho Earl of Mar and Kelllo being ealled before the Earl of Moray, on the ground tliat thc earldom of Moray was of prior crcation. and there waa also tho customary protest of the Earl of Mar agalnst the Earl of Mar and Kellie belng called by thc former title. These protosts wero duly entered on the mlnutes of the proceedlngs, and did not lead to any further trouble or di_ turbance. ln fact. they never du. A IHg Landowner. Lord Clinton, who has just rentcd hls Bioton Park estato ln Devonshire to Willlam Northrup McMlllan. of St, Louls, for a term of yoars. a. placc extendtng over sonic l-'.OOO acre?. wlth splendid fishing in tho Rlver Otter wlilch travcrses the cstate, is one ol thc biggest landowners in England be.ldc-s holding one of the oldest peer ages In tho Unlted Kingdom. Indeed thero aro only four that aro son lor tc hls barony. which was created in l_r?N and of which he is the twenty-lirsl holdcr. As ls the caso wlth the ver> few other peorages by writ, it deseeiub through the female, line, and in thi; way has passed through marrlago fron tho original house of Clinton Into th* Trefu.sts famlly. to which Lord Clintoi bolongs. Lord Clinton has no son. Iiul only two daughters. the elder of whom tho Hon. Harriet Trefusls. has just be? come engaged to young 11. N. Fane. ol tho Coldstrcam Guards. son of tiie lat< Sir Edmund Pano. who was Brltlsl mlnlster at Copenhagen. If tho Hon. Kllxaheth were an onI\ chil<I sho would inherit her fa.ther't barony of Clinton at hls death without any trouble. But as she has a sister tho barony will fall Into abeyance am rcmain there untll tlio so-called abcy anco is tormiuutod. Thls ls done ii the following fashion. If there is oni person who through succosslve death ends by reprosentlng tiie claims of tln vnrious sisters, he can clalm from th crown a termlmttion of tho abeyanc as a. matter of right. Or cise tho sov orolgn can, at any moment that h chooses, bring thf. abeyance to a clos by issuing a patent,- vostlng tho hon ors in one or another of tho sisters. o of their heirs, without rogard to pri mogenlture, just according as ho see itt. In almost every caso, howovei such a.s theso, the inonarch walts fo all tho hrirs to ttnitc in regarding on porson as their renresentativo befor calling thf, peerag-e ln qucstlon out c abeyance lu hls or her favor. Thero aro peorages wlilch have bee in abeyaneo for centurles, such as, fo instance, the barony of Camoys, whlc was ln abeyance, from 14-6 untll 183 Thoso abeyances aro rostrlcted to th anclent English baronles by writ, au owo their origln to tlio fact that 1 olden times ih_ soverelgn depojide upon the baron to attend hlm in lli wars at thc head of hls retalnors. Sinc women wero unablo to fulfll this in portant duly, tho monarch as a rul preferred lo walt ln the case of baron who had left no son untll or or tho other of tho daughters had son or grandson who was (|ualiflcd t fulfll tho mllltary dutles of a peer < the realm. Thls Is wlvy formerly tl crown somotlmes Ignored the eldt daughter of a poor, moro ospeciall if her progony was rostrlcted to girl and terminuted tlio ttbeyance ln favt of the son of ono of lior younger al: ters. Thls qucstlon ot abeyance restrletcd oxcluslvely to tho ancloi English baronlos by writ, in which cai utono feininlno pri mogenlture counts fi nothing, although lt detorminoa tl successlon of tho Brltlsh crown, ai also of nll tho older Scottlsh poeragc In fact. where femlnlno primogonitn oxists, there can bo no abeyance. If I have dwelt at somo length upt Ihls iiuestlon of abeyaneo of Englli poorugos, It |h bocauso lt is a matt about whloh most English peoplo thor solvo.s aro singularly Ignorant, ai concerning which tlio utmost misa preiiorislon prevalls. Wlth regard to Bicton, which h now boen leasod by tho McMlllans, was for many years tho homo of Lo Clinton s aunt, old Lady Ttolle. frc whom ho Inherlted it. Sho waa a ma terful woman, of tho most, despol character, whoso occentrlcities durii hor noar half-century of wldowho woro tho lalk of th0 oountrysido tho West or England. Sho was pop liirly known ns "thn Tlgross." and tlm^ latter vears or her llfe seldt left tho n.u-lc of Ploton. owlng to t ntanlfosttitions of m wlir whluhs us (o greet tho npiieiminco of her or ilage in tlm noU-hboiing towns tt vHlngos- "Ith nll that, sho was ve gonerous ln her ehurltlos, and will l maln ?1 lastlns rocord ao tho onrto\\ of tho Corniah blshoprlo o_ fPru |?whl?li, rolBht no* liitva heett to; w4 ..,;<.'> . ..'?.. -r CAKE, hot blscult, lsm(. hot breads, Ng-f&f pastry, are ?^lessenedlncost and lncreased ln quality and ivholesomeness. Bake ttie food at home and save money 'and health ^^m^^^S ence to-day had lt not beon for* her K-irt of jr.oo.ooi). Blcton wi_4 acciulrcd by Ceorire Rolle. a wealthy London merchant. ln thc rc-lRrn of Henry Vlll., and hls dcKcend ant, Johvt I'Uilic, of Jtlcton, was creatcd Ijord Itolle at thw i-iose of thc clprh ttentli century, and dlcd ln 1S12, wlth? out Issue. IcavlnB all hls propertv t? hls widow, who waa a Mlas Trefnsld, ilatiKhter of tho sixtoenth I.ord Cllntnn and aunt of tho present peer of that name. ln hls wlll he dlrected" thnt on her ilcnth all hls vast cstntes xhould Ko to her youngcr nephcw, tho Hon. Mark Trefu.ils, who waa to assumo tho nanie and urnis ot Uolle, Instead of liiM own, and lhat If ho dled wlthout la suo thoy should ifo to hla eldor brother, the prexent Lord Cllnton, who, tho owner alrendy of 20,000 aorca In Dev onchlro and Cornwall, and somo 20,000 acres ln Klncardlneshlro, which he Inhorlted from hls mother. one of thn Forbeso.s of PltHlljro, 1m now ono of tho nu.gt Important terrltorlal masnates ln tho IVnlted KlnKdom. (CopyrlKht, lft 10, by tho Breptwood Company.) Daily Queries and Answers Address all communlcatlons for thls column to Query Editor, Tlmes-Dlspatch. No mathematlcal problems will be solved, no coins or stamps vaiued and no dealers' names will be given. Iteptihllcnn Vote Aenlnut Swniiwon. 1'loaso glvo me tho vote of the Re? publican candidate agalnst Governor Swanson. and also thc vote In the elcc tlon last fall. K1CADKR. Thc vote in 1005 was; ftwitnson, 83,514; l.owl.1, 45,79a. The vote ln the la?(t i-lection was: -Mann, 70.7C0; Kcnt, lu.ar.r. AdvnnlnKri of Iiiiittlj*-rntlon. 1. I'lci.-o toll nn- tho advantages of Immigration into the United States. 2. What ln the annual number of ImmlKranta? A KUBSOKIBKR. 1. Tlu- clilof advantakcs of Imniigratlon aro tlu- incrca.se in our population, with a coiisequent .?-?ettlliig of unpopu latt'J aroas, and the development of our agriculture; ainplo labor for our mlners and rnanufaeturers; the Inllux of now blood to Htlmulato the llfe ?if thc natlon. Wo might add thut thore :ire c(|tuil disadvantages. 2. Tho number of inimigrants in 1909 waa 7". 1,786. Corn Cob Syrup. Ke.idi-r. TettiiiKton. Va.. Klndly fur nishi _ the following roclpc for makin_ corn cob svrup: I'lll a kettlc two thirds full 'of cle.-tn cobs and cover them with cold wotor. Let them boil half a da>?or a whole day will not hurt them. lf tho water boils away add more water to the cobs untll you have ns much water as you want to mako into syrup Let the cobs stand In the water until cool. Then removc the cobs. Straln tho water through a cloth, and add brown sugar?one pound to one ptnt of water. Let thc sugar and water boil untll tho syrup ls as thlck ns vmi want it. One can portlon tho amoimt of sugar to water to suit tho tCKtC. Toll T.ntT*. ., ,, 1 Is thero anv law rcgardtn;: the "toil" a roller mlll doing business ln the county can charge its patroii.s" lf si. please puhllsh same. Our mills ;>ro eharglng us about ono-slxth for R,'-n< W^at'voar dld General Houston roslg-n hls offlco aa Govornor of Ten ;: Can you tell me what became ol hlH wife. from whom 1^(|Vf^.r^,t^n 1. 'Where toll ls taken dlrectly. It nd Voice of the People. The l'ope und >tr. VnlrhnnU". Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir?i underatand thc Pope s refu.sa to Klvc audlenc. to Mr. Fairbanks -wa because the latter was schcdulcd ti address tlie American Mclhodlsts it the clty of Itome, and that His Holt ness objeetod to the prosclytlng h: Mcthodists In the Roman Cathollc fold From tho stanrjpo-lnt o? one who ha no church alllliatlons thls scctrfH a llt? tlo lnconsistont and llloglcal on th part of Pope Leo X., for, lf 1 mts take not, misslons for convertinK non Roman Catholics are being contlnuall; conductod here and abroad. To justlf: his attltudc the Pope, It appears t an onlookcr,- mtist recall hls mlsslonn rles to non-Roman Catholics. "1 as] for to know." AGNOSTIC. Richmond, February 0. [According to Archbishop Ireland' statement of the case, thc Pope's oh jection was not tr> prosclytlng- as sucl but to tho mannej* in which thls par ticular association ls allegcd to b carrying- on Its work,?Editor Times Dfspatch.) -?.-?? Colonel SInsBlc'it Ite-speelH to tho Antl Soloon . "Leaifuc. Editor of Thc Times-Dispatch: Sir.?Tho Antl-Saloon Leaguo ha beon ln oporatlon for some years i Vlrglnla. H has always denled thu it was a political organization, bi so' many of its members have bee Democrats that many of our worth citizens havo supportod it under th Improsslon that it was ln reality chlld of Dcmocracy. In early days II domands woro fow and reasonable, bi as it has grown ln power it has bt come rank and radical, and whllo dc nying the patornlly of elther part: Democratic or Republican, it assuim to dletate to all partles. A politlci party ls an. organlssatlon essaying t direct and control the policies of go\ ornment. This is what tho Antl-Saloo League has long beon ondeavoring I do, antl lt ls tlmo for tho fact to 1 mado plain, nnd tlmo for tho peop to undcrslaml Its slgnlllcanoo. Evoi candidate lor publlc ofllee has bec summoned to thc bar ot' lnqtilsltlon, at reiiulred to tiuswcr iulorrogatorli framed by thc high prlests of proh bttlon; and tho lash has-beon free upplled to membors of tho Leglsh t'uro, ln tho interest of move and mo; drastlc leglslatlon. Untll rooont "local option" and "homo rulo" wo: professod to be fundamental tenets tho faith; but in tho heat of faml dobato and fraternal contest ln tl last convontlon, where, as woll as havo beon ablo to gather ? from tl reports, all was harnionlous alscot tho true comploslon of tho fiiithful w sufllclontly dlscloscd to rovenl the fe tures of goiinlne prohlbltlon warrloi It i's ovldcnt?-perfoctly evldent?th niithinu short uf absoluto prohlbltl \vill ever satlsfy tho mllltant membe nf the Anll-Huloon Loukuc, Lot l uitisk. thoroforo, bo wliolly dlbcardt and lot them stand and flght und their own fla_, tho bannor of prot ""Tho' call comos for .Democrats w *or ^ll)oUov<JvTn iTomooriv; to l*t> true .,*!., .'hall be chargod at not more than one elghth part of the grain uscd for flour. one-slxteenth part of the grain used for hccoihIp. The mlll may gTlnd supor flour for four and one-half bnsholjt. extra flour for flvo bunheds. and best for flvo and one-half bushcls. -. During the carly months of 1S.9. ". Tho books of reference stato noth? ing regarding the fate of Houston's wifo boyond the fact that ho frcqucnt ly repe.atcd that ho did not loave her fnr any causo afteoting- her moral character. Northern I,nnd_. I- In what county north of the Masoti and DIxon line, In which thero la no town, is tho land most valuablo for agrlculturc or for grazing? 2. What is the average prlce per acre? A RKADEI.. I and ?_'. To answer these uuestlons would requlrc about three months ot careful study and Investigation. I'nre Wnt-r. Will you lnform mo of the name and date nf a periodieal. within the year, lontalning an article by a medlral au thority on tho vlrtuo of pure water? M. W. B. Wrlte to the State Department of Health, Rlchmond. Vn., and ask for u copy of its bullctin entltled "Good Water in Town and Country." Thla 1h the most recent -work on the sub? ject. Coaccnled AVeopon, I-tc. Please answer lf carrying an empty plstol concealed and no bullets on the person constltutes a vlolatlon of tho law agalnst carrying concealed weap oiis. -A. R- ai. You have no rlght to carry a weapon concealed. whether it is loaded or not. I'nll-d Slnlert* Slnmp- ln lSlir.. Pleaso tell mo tho namo of tho man whoso bust was prinled on the United States -tamps in 1893. "CUIUOUS." If you will tell us which denoml natlon of stamps you havo in mind wo will bo glad to glve you tho tle slrcd Information._ their colors. I/?t thero be nn longer confuslon nor fusion. The former is always tho mnrk of weakness, and ,tho latter Its proof. Unless the Demo? cratlc party has men of princlple and huokbone i't desorves to-bo lald in tho dust. ln princlple I belleve prohlbl? tlon. apurt from local ootton, to be immorai in effect, and tho prollflc mother of worsc cvils than those It nltcmpts to correct. It is dragglng the churches from tlicir hlgh estato into the degradatlon of polltlcal mtre, and Into Uie provlnce of nltercatlon and public and prlvato brawls. and its tendencv In Virginia Is to destroy represeritative government. to undcr mlne our free institution.s, and to breed conlempt of law. And all thls ln the namo of virtue and religlon! I say lt wlth reverence, but .Tesus Christ Himself could not pleaso tho Prolilbltlonists. and would bo labeled. scorned and docriod by them as 'an undesirable cltlzen" lf Ho wero *alk ing our streets to-day. Sp the. Phar.I sees wero wont to proclalm Him -and Hls followors as gluttonous and as "wlneblhbers": yet I had rather bo with Him, eating and drinking with puhllcans and sinners. than to occupy a seat of honor high up in the syna goguo with thoso whOVri II; donounced as "whltcd sepulchres." It is to b? hopc-d that members of tho Legisla? turo will remember thc tradiUons of thclr fathers, and that tho majority will uphold tho princlples of tiuo Domocracy wlthout fear or subservl en.n'speaking of the opposition tothe amendments proposed to sect on 14 of tho Byrd liquor law, the author ot the bill says'the former s.^nS11^ as a "stalklng. horse" in behalf of tho sale of cldor. But speaklng of' stalk ing'liorsos. what ls tho wholo bill but the Kigantic "stalklng horso* of pro hibltlon? Democrats had botter stlck to tho Democratlc mulo.& -IASS_E_? Richmond, Fobruary 10. Clvde AV. SiiundeM'a Pce. a Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir?Do I understand-from your ro port of iho Yoder trial tlmt.Mr. Baun lors. an oniceholder or the clty ot rtichmond, ? roooived $1,000^ from tho Bol . lUehmoud, February 9. W. E. GRANT. ?^ Gentleman of Executive Ability ?with 18 years' exporlenco ln ti s. A, and anroad, no\y on gaged ns ottlco managor ot Nortolk conoorn, desires a ciiange. . Will conHlder positlon as managor or superlntendent. Ai reteronoos. *?'? U, O, A? Caro Tlmes-Dlspatch,