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' ONE CEN T PER WORD when paid fn fldvance. No Ad. taken for lesi than (TEN CENTS. NO ADS. TAKEN FOR LESS THAN EWENTY-FIVE CENTS when phonod > or ch-rged at the countcr. FOR UUSINESS CONTRACTS Phono Monroo 1 for the WANT AD MAN to calL JLoit anb Jfounb. h<nW, lTiIacOC R-lt' tERR11;i;. ilE I'll Ii ti) _0? W?:-t f'.riir,- ,-i. ri-.-l. L: iST, SATI'it. > A V, ?_.]NK NECK plece. Flndor will plcttVBO roturn to 013 Bast Broad Street nnd roeelvo i-wjird._ LOST, A FRENCH POODLEj ANSWERS to tho nnlm: or "TROUBLE." Howurd if returned to m East Franklln Slroot. or fhono Mudison 1108. M'.WTED, FIRST-CLASK _0_T I'RINT or. ANDERSON PRINTING CO., S Oovernoi rit. MEN WANTED TO I'REPARE FOR rallway examlnatlons; coroineiico mont Hnlary $800; proparatlon froo. FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Dept. 403 L. Itocnester, N. Y. WANTED. AT ONCE. FIRHT-CLASS vest-maker; stcady job guaranteed. A_ildrc?n_W.M. WAI.LS Wlb.on, N. C. C1TV SALtisMAN, I'Oit Dl'.l'i; AND liardwaro spcclultics; state ago, ex perlence, rcforcnees, and ir nt pres? ent etnployed. Address E 103, caro Tlmes-Dlspatch._ WANTED. SEVERAL GOOD, STRONG whlto men to work on rarnr, i;oc.d salary and cotnfortablo quarters, Address J. B. IX., Tettlngton, Va. WANTED, -B0Y8 10 TO 12 YEARS OLD to slng ln church cliolr; excellent tralning. ERNEST 1L COSBY, 1403 Grovo Avonue. Phono Madison 4C0C. WANTED. MEN TO LEARN BARBER tradc. Only short timo rOQUired. "Wages aftor flrst month. Steady positlon guaranteed, Wrlte for cata l'.gue. MOLER'S BARBER COL? LEGE, 207 Howtry, New York City. LEARN HaLI-sSaNSHIP; EARN 11.000 to J3.000 per yoar: wo furnlsli stu? dents posltlons whero they can earn S100 per month whlle sludylng. PRACTICAL SCHOOL OF SALE.S MANSIUP. New Haven Conn._ fettuationfi fp-lant-b. iflale. V'ANTEL\" POSITION ISY' YOUNtflfAN' havlng acven years' oxperlence as bank tcller and bookkeeper; wlshes change to FOincthlng requlrlng le.?s oyc work: will mako good man for some ono If given a chance; anything '?otisldorcd. Address l> 124, care TImea-Dii?patcl). l>Elp W&anttb, Jf smale. YOUNO LADIEb AND UlRLo" rjESTR^ ing po?ltlons wlth pleasant aur roundlrgs and good pay cannot do better than -wrlte or apply to THE WHITLOCK BRANCH. Tv.enty-thlrd nnd Csry F*reet?. Utc.-hmond. Va. _s>ituation_f UMantttj. Jfcmal.. W a'nYk'dT" 'PO'sJTIoN' " AS " 'liOL'.^K l-.teper or tnatron ln InsUtution. Ad? dress "MATUQN." Y. W. C. A.. City. J)dp, Jflale anb Jfcmaje. I ::;,!.:< IENT PERSON MAY earn good Incomo correspondlng for pcrs; experience un necessary. PRESS CORRESPONDLNG BUREAU. Washington. D. C. j83oarbing. LaHGE. BRIGHT* AND ATTRACTIVE rooniH for rent. with or wlthout board. Reasonablo rates. Refer? ences requ.red. 412 North Elghth Street. 'Phone .Madison 7560. WANTED, BOARDERS FOR DE^ lightful front room, Slxth and Frank? lin. V. VNTED. BOAItDERS FOR -VACANT j ?-?.;is ;also tablo boardcrs. 200 E. iioaro (IBantEb. Wantld i:y \',i"AHi:ii:ij'""cdi5i*"Li_ room, with or without board, on Grace- "i- Franklln between Third '?aKt und TOO block west; state terms. Address F 1S0, c-arc Tiinos-Dlspatch. &oo ms for 3&ent. V il_N~ YOV Voil- iC I:I('1LYo\l ??-top whero you can got a clean. COmfortable bed for ~<D cetil.s; central. reftned nelghborhood; heat, bath: Phono free; excellent meals served next door. 1002 East Clay. ROcTM_r"FOR ItENTT-STEAM HE A T and all modern convenlences. 317 "Wost Grace._ FOR RENT, nTc'ELY FURNISHED rooms, ;it 71S E. Marshall St. iu 1: I;BNT. TWO BRIGHT FRONTf rooms, second floor, separato en? trance. suitable for business. 110 East Broad Street. 814 EAST CLAY, WELL FURNISHED rooms; reflnod nclghborhod; central. ROOMS FOR KENT, CENTRALLY LO cated, furnlshed or unfurnlshcd. 807 East Grace Street. Coal anb <Moob._ AVOOD^fHAf^BURNS. GlSlE'S ffl?AT; I am .sollinpr aboutflthrec cars a day; ? i;ilc and plne same price; my coal liurns to perl'oct nsbes. CoUc. S"> ton. Try thc WOOD MAN, Madison 1069. Q l'. V LITY AND QUANTITY ARE guaranteed from ns. Wc havo oak. liinc or slab wood, nnd our prices are rlght. AVc pleaso overybody. Phone Madison 6913. NORTH CARO? LINA WOOD AND COAL CO., S27 Hrook Avonue. Slatst Jfor 3\Ent. liousckeeplng apartment, tho Han? over, consisting of two bed rooms, bath, private hall, den, dining room uikI library. kitchen, pantry, otc. Ao ply E. P. LORD, Apartment 2, Tho Hanover. corner Adams and Frank? lin jjtroets._._' BRIGHT, SUNNY PLAT, FOUR rooms, bath, hot water. 101 YV Grace. ?feolic.torss anb &altflitnen. sa'li':'smen waWeK to cTiuVy slde lino of hlgh-grado unlou-mado overalls. Wrlto Box 222, Martlns villo, Va. _ ?_ _a SUMUrp?"J?cMrnD 2-tbe ^^ i 'I' I: _T_TNGi__B COM'B^UPF^mU'lSrt^ toneggs, $1 per 15; Cook's slraln, .10 for $1.50; -slilpped to West Indios? not ono .brokon; breOclet' ot four vears' experience. Frylng sizo, TiOc; woanlng. :toc; day olds, 8c. THE SHAMROCK POULTRY FARM. Jef rress, Va._ T\VO'MODEL. INCUBATQRS', Sl'ICOND hand; good as now; capac-lty, 260 and ;I60; prlce, $20 and $25: also several hroodors, *5 nplecc. Address E, J. 1-I'ARltlSON, Cartorsvllle. Va. idONEY. toivNoS^r8^N:v^N^61t? TO patent good idoas. JOHN WEDDER . BURN. CapltallBt, Brookland. D. C. 'WANTED. IN EVERY C1T*- AND town In State, orguni_ors for flrst class fraternal boneflt assoclatlon; novol and uniquo plan; llno oppor? tunity; send throo roferencoa. Box 45, Newport News, Va. AVANTED, TO/iTlJY A PAYING DRUG buslnoss, clty or town. Address ? jb. 1S0. care/Tinios-Dlsimtch, DAILY PUZZLES Somethlng approprlate to Valcntlno Driy. ANSWER TO YKSTI3RDAV'S PLr7,7,lMfl I.lllCOllK tercst ln medium size, lon^ cstabllsh od hoslery mlll; .splendid opportu nlty tor man of small capital. Ad droRH IIOS1ERY MILE, caro Tlmes DlHpatch. BURNT WHEAT.?ANOTHER CAR lond burnt wheat. $1.50 per ino pound.*:; choap: good fecd for chick eno. W. J. TODD, 426 North Slxth Strcet. SCOTT'S CREAM CATARRH OINT inent kIvoh ininicdlate relief. SCOTT'S OLD MARKET DRUG STORE. When you get anything from Scott's It's right. FOR BAU_, IRON TANK S.00O GAE lons napacity; good ub new. I. BEU FORD & CO., 1538 E. Cary St.. IF YOU ARE AFFECTEI) WITH EC zema or any ukln disease, get a box of Dr. I. H. lyilon's Olntment, nnd you will be relleved at once; a sure curo for plmplcs, red nose. or un;* rough skin: you can obtaln lt by sendlng to UR. I. II. LEION, 718 E. Franklin St., RlehmonU, Va. Price, $1, small size; $2, large size. FOR SALE, GOOD CORNER GROCERY . and meat store, Including stock, fix tures and leasc; cheap; paying. busi? ness; owner leavlng clty. Seo ?BLANTON & PURCELE. 1110 E. Maln Strcet. wagons: wagons: wagons: let us supply your wagon wants. We have them from $To and up for every use. Easy terms. New reposltory. 731 East Cary; factory. 120 South Elghth. A. MEYER'S SONS. FOR SALE. ONE LARGE FILTER, made by tho New York Filter Com? pany; capable of fllterlng water for lartte hotel or office bulldlng; price, $100 f. o. b. Richmond: a bargaln. Address HARRINGTON MI-LS. Hotel Grafton. Washlngton. D. C. FOR SAEE. VALENT1NES. 4 for 1<*. TOMPKiNS' NFW STORE, _11 W. Broad. _ _ WAGONS AND BUGGIEB TO SUIT you at RICHARDSON I3ROS.. 61a Brook Avenue. _ _3uttce_. IF YOU WANT FIRST-CLASS JOB prlntlng. hrlng um your work. AN DBRSON PRINTING CO., 3 Governor .-'.:? '.-*.. WANTED. THE TUBLIC TO KNOW thal Jahnke Bros., Jewelers. 912 East Maln Street, buy. sell. ex? change and remount diaraond3 ln the latest styles. Old gold anc" sil? ver tanen ln eacchange._ WANTED. YOU TO GET OL'R PRICES on your prlntlng; we do it good and qulck. ANDERSON PRINTING CO.. 3 Governor Street,_ SCOTT'S DRUG STORE, OLD MARKET place, tho only and origlnal. Our mouo: "When you get anything from Seott'a U'a right." Gasolenc, 15c tha gallon._ WE WANT THE WAGE-EARNEP. AS well as others. to call the FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF RICHMOND hls bank. We want to assist him to acqulro tho habit of saving. If you are not a deposltor, commenco to day. Three per oent. interest paid ln savings depaitm<*nt. Banklng house No. 1104 East Main Street. Dlspatch. &eal <?_tate iQV?5>alt.^_ fXrms asv t'imber ?_Aifi5k?m'y new catalogue contalns 400 farms and timber lands; best bargatns ln Vlrglnla. I pay your rallroad fare. Wrlte for free catalogue. Address 3. R. ELAM, Box "17, Charlottesvllle, Va._ lt "ACRES UNIMPROVED LAND, ON Ashland trollev llne. about a mllo north of Glnter Park, $2,000; good as an lnvestnient or for homo build ing. Address 17 Cliamber ot Com mcrce.. ? _ _ _ _ BUY^^iTOME- INTHE-^6_ARJ_S"; 369 acres; 200 in cultlvatlon; all fenced; 8-rooni framo hoiiEe; large harn; good water; on publlc road; two miles from county seat; land lays well; perfect tltle. Price, $20 per acre. HUB 11EALTY COMPANY, Waynesvllle. Mo. FOR SAL-l.^P-iCTAL-BAittJAINS IN lots on Floyd Avenue, Maln and Cary Streets west of the Boulevard. Apply C15 Brook Avenue. 'Phone Madison 1467. &eal (Estate Wiautt^^ W^NTE_>, near "WESTHAMPTON^OR Ashland lines. to rent or buy, me dlum-size house, or wlll purchaso fow acres and bulld. Real estate agents and others answer with partleulars. G 799. caro Tlmes-Dlspatch._ WANTEdT~TO RENTN AVITH THE /' privllecro of buying. a house at or J near Forest Hill. Address G ?31, caro Tlmes-Dlspatch._ j-fflteceUancoui.. J _-C__T~MlL_ER QUARTEt.. RECORDS NOW ON SALE. COME and hear them. Better than the origlnal. C. B HAYNES & CO SCOTT'S DRUG STORE. JUDSON CUNNINGHAM, MANAGER, prescrlption pharmaclsts, Richmond, Va. SCOTT'S OED MARKET DRUG STORE, Retail aiul Wholesalo Manu? facturing Chemists, is tlio Mecea for thoso who love squnro ilealingn honest drugs and polite attention. When you bring your doctor's pro ' scription to be filled, wo not only flll lt promptiy, but accurately. Our spoclaltles: Seott'a Liver Pills, Scolt's Blood Mlxturo, Scott's Pile Salve, Scott's Rjioumatld Mlsture, Scott's Liver Tpnlo, Seott'a Penetratlng Balm, Scott's Whito Chloroi'orm Linl mont and Ounnliigliam's Royul Rem? edy. Gnsolono for automobiles. We also sell olls, turpontlno, palntsk glass and putty. I'hones; Madison 803 und 1)03. "When you get any? thing from Scott'.s, it's right.'* ' FoR~MAN OR BEASrl FRAYSER'S NERVE AND BONE LINI nient. Over forty years' test provee tt the best. 516o a bottle at all drug gUlg._ BHOE REPAIRINU 75C, HALF-SOLE MEN'S SHOES; LA dloB". 60a Every pair sewed. Best leather. DREW'S ELECTRIC SHOB FACTORY, 716 East Maln.T 'Phono Monroe 2067. Wlll send tor shoes and return. ? -FLORISl. FUNERAL DESIGNbT-H TO JS. M. A, WHITTU $er_onal_. ask ' v't J'u if "b ro'c e vTvotC'tyuX Tvest _ '"I'lflago liui.de. It'fi HMITHFTEED. Tf UM AN~ HA l R~~BOUGtiT~AND~~&C ED *t mtOHBH'B 209 North Thlrd._ fl' v"ot.f~VVANT"("}OOD I'UINTINtJ, SEE ANDERSON PRINTING CO., 3 Gov ornor st. ('UNnTnoHAM'S ROYAL KEMEDY for all hlndder .-ind kldnev disease* at SCO'n"S DRUG STORE. When you get anything from Scott's It's right. r-'CWMOND RF.FTN1NO COMPANY. 1709 East Cary strcet. Clty Contvn. tc*s. Dead anlmnln romovcd at onco Phone Monroe 3027. Buyers of tal low and bones. ?HanteD. 'W^ NW6r M.L'K INfJS'o J^^ rlal prlntlng; qulck delivery; rea onablo prices. anderson print 1NG CO., 3 Governor St. WANTEiJTrollUY FORCASH.HOUSF, hold goods In any quantlty. '1'hono Madison 3861. Voice oi the People. ApplIoM 4?i TriiMiei-N nnil Tcnehers AlfJO, EdltOr of Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch: blr,?Your own edltorlal ln your lfsuo of the 0t.li Inst.'int on House hlll S5 Is so clear. so Kood and so much to the point that, after a second care? ful readlng, I beg epace for Just a word of coininent. Your artlcle cleals only with super Intendonts. I would cheorfully Indorse every word of It. und even go so far as to npply thc samo prlnclple to school trustees and teachers. The masnes of tho peoplo aro thoroughly disgusted with the polltlco-fanilly-clan pull on tho publlc funds. They are tlred of broad and butter proposltlon" substltuted for real rnerlt. Thn peo? ple are patlently, sllently, threaten Inglv demandlng merlt. We are asked to furnish tho children. Is it no con cern of ours as to what we get in return? Is lt to be a choice as to who shall flll thc place of superlntcn dent or teacher. or as to the real pro? gress of our chlld? The system ls In? deed costly to tho Statc, but lt Is rulnous to tho Indlvldual famlly. The indlvldual loses what money cannot replace, vlzv. tlme, enthusiasm. ambl tton. East fall I advised a bright young friend of mlne to leave home to teach. At flrst he dld not understand me, but when I recomtnended him to a place among strangers, and ho succeeded ln getting tho place and Klvtng perfect satisfaction, then he understood and thanked me. He has the fltness and rnexit to teach anywhere, but It is de ckledly in his favor among strangers. New blood! What of lt? I verlly belic*?.'e that any and every community that perslsts In tlghtlng the Infliix of good. new blood ls certainly doomed to Int-tllectual death and stagnatlon. No where ln all of our system of govern? ment is thls more qulckly secn and fclt than ln the school. I am fully per suaded that no sanc man can object to the present law of fltness and merlt, let it come from where lt may?tit ness and nierit as unbiased men com petent to judge see it. Lct thc old mother State, now young again. in thls matter not decline speedlly to a premature old age. Let the system he pushed. indorsed, worked for and demonstrated, untll the mind of every chlld ln all our land shall he tlred with a holy ambition for the best. Feuds and favor wlll fade into noth ingnesij and our children will come into their rlghtful herttage. I am constantly soupht for some word along thls llne. Only very re? cently two large patrons of the publlc school system came to me of their own accord and asked for a means, a way of escape. a remedy. My an? swer to all. through all theso years, has been the living princlple which you stand for in opposing House bill No. 85. Let lt apply through our en? tire school system. Fltness, not resl dence; merlt. not political or family pull. Sir. it is a duty wo owe our Creator. our neighbor and ?ursclve**. Let the law not he changed. Let nierit alone b? the slogan. Then will unborn generatloris rejoice Indeed when they come Into the coiisummatlon of thc ideals of their fathers. A. J. PONTEN. Chatham, February 10. -? t.cnrrnl Lee's Statue iu Washlngton. Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch: Slr,?I am opposed to exposlng General Lee's statue in Statuary Hall, and for reasons which I have not yet aeen mentioned. It is moro and more a_ tonishing to tnc that the friends and lovers of General Robert E. Lee would expose his form to the gross insults which are certain to be heaped upon him ln thc Capitol at Washlngton. We had an illustration of that sort of at? tention just a few days ago, but tha' was only a beglnnlng. Let me ask any gentleinan of thn South would you like to see- a monument of any ono who was dear to you?your father or mother, for example?where it would be certaln to receivo gross Insult for no lelling how many years to come? I hardly thlnk so. It -would give you no pleasure; Indeed, just the opposite. Nelther will it give tho South any pleasure to see tho noble flgure of Gen? eral Lee exposed to the splttlng and vii.uperatlon of his enemie-s evory day. Bring that statuo back to Richmond, whero lt belongs. and send to Wash? lngton in Its place the flgure of Thomas .lefterson, tho immortal author of the Declaration of Independence. BENJ. C. MOOMAW. Ben, February 9. l-'.vtend the Tlme for l'nylng Taxes. Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir,?Please allow an old subscriber a little.-space in your columns to mako a suggestlon to the present Luglslature. That body is assenibled to make lawa to bcneflt the majority of the people, I know, but the tobacco grov.-cr needs a llttlo help. too. What I want them to do for us now is to exteud the time for paying taxes to Dccemher 20, in? stead of Novembcr 30. This would give tho tobacco grower an opportun ity to market some of hls crop, pay hls taxos and save the S per cent. As lt now stunds. the law holps only tho man with a bank aceount, for, as a rulo, very few farmers can soll any tobacco during- Novcmber, and aro un abte to save the 5 per cent. JNO. AV. VAUGHAN. Kempls, Februarv 10. Not n Bnttlc Abbey. Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Slr.?I sustain your corrcspondent that "Battle Abbey" is an absurd name to be grafted upon any memorlal of a lost cause. Willlam tho Conqueror, as any one may flnd out from any eneyolopedia, commemoratea hls victory at the butlle of Hastings by bulldlng the flrst Bat? tle Abbey, and every Battlo Abbey that has been built slnco that day has stood, not foi* defeat, but for victory. Some years ngo wo wero barely saved from making ourselves ridicu lous by raii-.lng a triumphal iirch as a Davis incmorial. May Provldence, or our own good sense, save us from tho same fute now. VERITAS. Richmond, Februnry 12. In Iteply tu Colonel Mn.s.ilo. Editor or The Tlnies-Dlspatch: sir,?ln Tho Timea-'Dlspatch m' Feb? ruary 12 appears a letter publlshed under tho hundiiig. "Colonel Massie's liespects to tho Antl-Saloon Leaguo," ond as president of tlmt leaguo 1 t'eel *<a.t lt should not pass unnotlced. n is true, as Mr. Musslo writes. that tho league has always Uonlod thnt it is a political organization?a political organization in the senso of a new political party. Jt has never thought of denying that lt is an orgnrilzation vitally interested iu polltlcs. The lluuor lnterests of Virginia aro organlzod, und thclr organization is aa vitally inter? ested iu polltlcs as any organization in tlio Old Domlnlon. If Democrats havo supported tho leaguo under the im presslon that It wus tho chlld of ponioeracy, lt may ho true tlmt Rc publlcans havo supported lt under the Improsslon that lt was tho child of Rcpublleiinism. Thlrd Party Prohlhl tlontsts huvo oagoi'ly clalmod klnshlp. Tho- league, howovor, has soiight lo convey the Improsslon that lt was a clearlng houso for all partles on ciues tloo*< .f temperanc.^ C4i.ui*iu, au+l lu _ft>ummer 3&e0ort& NATURAL BRIDGE HOTEL Mako Up a Party Now and vlola tlils wonderfully Intrrcrtlne wwrt Coralottabli; hotel, food ?revice. plenty to aee and amine. C. H. PAXTON. Natural nrld.a. V?. &>.IJ00l?L (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MEDICINE-DEHTISTRY-PHARIVIACY this tnsk it has not been altogcthor unsuccossful; It Is truo that the le,nt;iio luis ques tlonod candidflfos for public nfllce ns to thclr record nnd positlon <>n matters of temporance legislation, and ror thls pollry it has no apologles fo offer, It lnalntnlns that tho people hnve a rltrht tn know how every candldato for pub? lic ofllcc stands ou these. questlons of deop concorn to tho Commonwealth. lt Is not true that local optlon nnd home mlo have boen the fundamental tencts of "tho falth of the loague. The one fund.'imentnl princlplo of tne An S.aloon Leaguo is oxpressed ln lts name, and there lias riover been a tlme when the nbsoluto abolltlon of tho sa? loon was not Its ttlttmato goal. Tbe leaguo has pursuod thc polloy of local optlon, but has boen commlttCd to tliat policy as tc pollcy, and not as a prln clple. Tho leaguo reserved the rlght ? to dcclare for State-wlde prohlbltlon whonever tho hour for such a chango or policy had come. Mr. Masslo writos: "it Is cvl'lent?perfcctlv evldent?that nothintr short of absolute prohlbltlon will ever satisfy the mllltant members i of the Antl-Saloon League." This is '. unouostionably truo. Th" lcriguo has I declared as much for thc last nlne years. It Is not truo that thc lcnn-no wn.j' drag churches from tholr high estate Into tho degradatlon of polltlcal mlro. As long as thc churches have acted simply as the good Satnarltan In caring for tbe robbed and woundod, thett work has been counted hlgh and holy Is lt anv less cxalted when they aeek to pollr. tho road to Jericho? Is II degrading to flght organized ovll witl orKanlzed good? Tho league Is askltiE the churchos. and particularly thc tn dlvidual members of the ehtircnes, tc flght tho liquor traillc in tho placc where lt lles Intrenchcd; and lf thc battlo' must bo jolned ln tho politica mlre, the leaguo is not dlsposed tc .?-oiirid a retreat to grassy highlands whero the feet may bo kept dry anc the garments clean. If. wlth revc-ence. Mr. Massie <le clares that Jesus Chrlst Himself coulc not please tho protilbltlonfsts, and would bo labeled. scornetl and decried bv thom as an undesirable cltizen lf He were walking our streets to-day lot it bc said, on tho other hand, that tbe liquor interests havo not yet beon guiltv ot thc blaspheny of appeallng to His church for support on .the Bround that they have ratsed thclr banuers iu His name. .___-,_,, HENRY PEARCE ATKTMP Presldent Antl-Saloon League or va. Richmond, February 1-'. - ?? " ~ ltctnin thc School Exnmlncrs. Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Plr,?Touching the pendlng measure before tho General Assembly, havlng for its object the abolltlon of tho State Board of Examlners, I feel con stralned to cito a specitic instunce of the valuablo work done by onc of thc school examlners, as Illustratlng the importanco of retaining thls board as a part of our cJucational machinery. Not qulte a year ago, being im pressed with the great need of better school facllltles in Bedford county, I roquested Mr. J. S. Thomas (then ox amincr of tho third clrcult) to assist nie ln a series of educational meet In_s in various loealities in this eoun ty Our efforts covered a period of about one week. The .result .of this special work may be briefly stated as follows: .,_'?-_?_ There is now a new consolidated school building, costing over $G,000, with a high school department, at Montvalc, whero formerly *here was d dilapidated. overerowded. two-room building. Thero is a similar building. but not so costly, at Moncta. In addi? tion. there is practlcally assured a handsome new building, far ahead ot bnythlng yet attempted in this county, at Now London Academy. At Montvalc, dlrectly responslVO to the effort.s of Mr. Thomas, the citizens subscribod $.1,000: at Moncta they sub scribt-d $1,500; at Now London Acad? emy, $0,000. and at Thaxton, about $1. 500. In addition to theso sums. and largely through the elTorts of Mr. Thomas, we sccurcd an lncrease ot 0 cents on the $100 in the county school levy for tho year 1000. thus adding about $;:,000 to the school revenuo. Be sldes this, tlio Board of __pervisora appropriated $.,000 for thc New Lon? don Academy movement. Thus the efforts of onc of the school examlners. in one wcek's time, resulted ln prlvate stibscriptions amounting to $9,500, and. in addition, in an lncrease of $5,000 in tho school rcvenucs, or a totnl of $11,500. This is thc result ln dollars and cents. But far more potential ls tho enthuslasm nnd impulso Itnparted to tbe educational sentiment of this county by thc work of Mr. Thomas. I am told that to malntain thc State Board of Examlners involves a cost to tho State of about SIR.000 per year. In other words, ono member of this board practlcally paid into the Treas ury of thn State, aa a result of one week's work, an amount within $.".00 of tlio annual cost of malntalning the entire board. I publ'sb this staternent for tho. in for.nation of the mombers of tho Gen? eral Assembly who havo under a-lvi.se mont the pending blll. Doubtless, my experience could bo multlplled by the oxperiences ot' other dlvlslon super intendonts. Manv consideratlons might ?c urged agalnst tho wlsdom of abolishing this board, but nn doubt such argumeuts havo boen fully presented. A merchant who dlsmissed from his servico a salesman whoso buslness producc-d a proflt many times exceed lng hls salary would bo consldored lacklpe '? s?oa Judgment. 1 vonture to as!?>rt that no offlcor of this Stato beglns to produco for tho Stato, either in monoy or in things better than money. bo large a proflt in proportion to tho expense Involved as do tho State Board o? Examinors. From tlio standpolnt of ono who comes ln prao tic-nl touch with tlieir work, 1 respect fully subinlt that to nbollsh this board woiiltl bc to inunoasurably impair tho cfticiencv of tho Department of Public Insti'UCtlon. S. S. LAMBETII, ,1K. Bedford City. Fobruary 11. Tiie Old Mnsonlo Cemetery iu Frcdcr Icksburg. Editor ot The Tlmes-Dlspat-h: Sir,?The olllolala of the Association for tho Preservatlon of virginia An tlciultles havo had an appoal made to thciu by a l'l-cdoi-lcksburg woman who spoaks for 11 coinmunlty thore, now mucli dlsturbod over the proposed re movai of tho bodles of a, number of promlnent Vlrglnlans, who havo t'ot* more than iu? yoars boen buried ln tho old Masonk- Cemetery of that town. ln order lhat thls appoal nuiy roncli, not only the nuunbors of this asso? clatlon, but that lt may mako known to tho Virginia Maspns nt largo what ls proposed, aud givo that body an opportunity ot provlng agaln lts well estuhllHhod pntrlotlsin and desire lo prosorvo Mtito hlstory, tho following c-xtrm-ts from tho lotter rodorrcd U> aro sont you for liubllentlon: "Aoross tlio stroot from my homo thero is an old Mnsonlo. comotory, whero lio many whoso names woro prmnlnoiit in early Stuto hlstorv. Tha dates on tho tombstonea dato back to 11 v BOliooi in i'1-uuoricivs aro: Lewls Llttlopuge, porsoTml frionii nf Stanlslaus Augustu:;, Klng of I'o liuid, Ui'. wliom Us was iuvestoO, wlth thc order of Ht. Stunlshum; Dr. .rniiies Ciirini.-hael, of Glusgow, Scotlniiil, aud l-'l'e'lerh kshurg; near hlm, Mrs, Kemys, Who, us Mlss Ann Carmlchaol, ls stlll reniomborod for her trfldltlonal beauty Ond wlt: Ball] Gordon, ot Fulmouth, ono of tho earllest American mllllon alrep; a number of tho Mlnors. Wnll fprds, OltUBOlls, Grlnnans, Stnrkos, C-irterp, Chcws, Maurys, Ileaths and other.-. "1 iiin giving you these dolulls thal you may reo how many tender and hls torlo assoclntlons aro ccntred ln thls spot, The Masons proposo to remove. thete gravcs and erect a Masonh*. templo (ii thls slte. Naturally, the aescendanta?and, an somo of thc toinhs nro of rccent date?the sons. daughters and near relatlves of those curied ln the present cemetery are much dlstrcssed over such a declslon. Of the committee of Masons which has power to act In thc muttor, two havo inovod to Frederlcksburg ln rc Cent years, Mirco are men whosa fath ers aro not nutivo townsmen, and the two whoso families have been hore for more thau one generation are ln no way connectod with those whose relatlves lie in tho Musonlc burylng ground. "If anything can be done lt niust be done at once. as notlco has beon given that thn gravea aro to he moved by tho flrst of March." Tho A. P. V. A. Is ln full sym? pathy with tho wrlter of thls letter. and the assoclatlon urges, iu behalt of her appeal, tne duty Inoiimbent upon every eitlzcn of Vlrglnla to pre serve thc m*iinorlcs ot thclr forofalh ers, who laid tho foundatlons ot tho Commonwealth and left to their pos terlty a trust which they cannot. keep too Invlolably. A. 1'. V. A. Richmond, February 12. Miiftlnir thc 1)1 KirllititlnR Pnlnt. Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Slr,?I reaU your edltorial ln thls morning's paper discusslng tlie lettet of G. H. Winfreo, Howesvllle, Va., fav orlng State-wlde prohlbltlon. Mr. Wlnfree very lngenlously ad mlts that prohlbltlon has not been 1 success ln tho community regardinj which he writes. If prohlbltlon is ad mitted by a prohtbltlonist to bo a fall uro ln a small community where it l; at Ita best. what can Its best friend: hopo for lt ln the larger citics when sc-ntiment is hostlln to the Statc's at temptlng this oxpenslve farce. Does Mr. Wlnfree forget thc geographleal locatlon of Vlrglnla so far as not to remember that Statc prohlbltlon which WOUld prevent Richmond shlpping whis? key to tho small community would havo no effect whatovcr w>on the mall order houses of Baltimore, Pennsyl? vania. Washlngton, West Vlrglnla and the larger Western centres? Wh*?' there to prevent theso centres of dls trlbutlon from keeplng Jonesvllle un? der Stato prohlbltlon, a3 wet. or wetter, tiian It is now? Do the prohibitlonlsts expect to obtain natlonal leglslatlon preventlng interstate shlpments of whiskey? If so, lnt them llrst obtain this leglslatlon and then come to Vlr? glnla with some assuranco that pso hihition run be enforced to soinn dc gree at least. The desire for Stnte wlde prohlbltlon ls not bosed upon the pracllcal advantages galned by other States In which lt has been tried, for it has been demonstratcd a failure ln every one of them. R.. L M. Richmond. February 8. AftnluNt thc Divorce Blll. Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir,?1 was glad to seo in to-day's paper that tho House of Delegates had sent back to coinmltteo the divorce blll that recently passed the Senate. and that had begun to bo so much dls cussed. t further hope that when it comes back lt will bc killed. ln my opinion it ls a stop ln the wrong dl? rectlon. What we want and what we need ls lcglslation rnaklng dlvorces moro dlffieult, Instead of more casy. No one who Is conversant with what is golng 011 ln the courto can help beliig struck with the great increasc of dlvorces. At a recent term of tho Clrcuit Court of Nolson county eight : dlvorces were granted?moro than ?. would havo been granted in a year ten yeara ago. And I am lnformed that such is tho caso evorywhere. As I understand lt. lt is a unlversal princtple that no man shall be a.llowed to tako advantage of hls own wrong. Tho proposed bill allows the defendant in tho origlnal action, the one whose mlsconduct has caused tho divorce to bo first granted, to come in and got tho court to make tliat di? vorce absolute, thus flylng in tho very tceth of the above inaxlm. My experlencc us a lawyer has bccn that nlno times our. of ten whon a divorce sult is brought. the one brlng Ing lt aiready has marrlage with some ono elso ln vlew. lt* thls Incentlvo can be cut off. I believe that the number of dlvorces will be greatly reduced. I see that somo one haa introduced a blll that no dlvorced person can niarry 1111 til thc period of two years has elapsed. If that bill is passed. then that wlll be a step ln thc right dlrectlon. It Ib an old saylnir thnt hard cases make had laws. It may he that tho law as it stands in a few cases works hard ships. But in my opinion if the bill passes the harm will- fai* exceed the good. No ono who kceps his eyes open can fail to seo that tho famlly life is not what lt used to be. Tho marrlage re lation is tuo easlly assumed, and too oasily dissolved, The ideas of thc Idla rich are beglnnlng to bear frult. And it hehooves us of the middle class to put our feet lirmly down on any leg? lslatlon that makes dlvorces c&slcr In? stead of harder to get. Certainly, wo Virglnlans, who prido ourselves on bolng conservative, and on our regard for tho famlly rela? tions and thc family life, should do nothing 10 retard thc movement that Is growing stronger all over tho na tion to put tlie brake on wllfl divorce leglslatlon, and to safeguard tho fam? lly life. I am glad to see that tho Baptlst mtnlsiers in Richmond are. taking hold of this matter, and I hopo that not only they. but all tho preachers of al! donominatioiip. will wako up to the serlousness of tho situatlon. and will let the members of the House of Dele? gates know what they thlnk about the /proposed law. They could do no greater servlco to the State. S. B. WHITEHEAD. Lovlngston, February S. .Mcthuill-t Lnymeu's Conferencc, Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch: Slr,?The leadors of thc. Metho dist Laymen's Mlsslonary .Movement throughout the Stato have been re quested to endcavor 10 get the. papers in their several localltles to prlnt urgent appcals to tho delegates to at tend the Dallas conferonce. 1 hcsltate to ask thls for a single denomlnatlon, but l'eel that perhaps the several pa? pers wlll b0 willing to mako such ,pub Ilcation 011 the ground that all deiionil nations aro Interested ln the work of oach. Somo of thn best speeches made at our llrst conferencc wero made by men of other danominatlons. As you douhtless lenow, frequently general mootlngs are held without any sort of deuominatlonal illstinetlons or dlvls ions. If you will publlsli tho follow? ing appeal, theroforo, you will greatly ohllso tho Molhdcllsts of tliis State, und, I bellevo, plouso Chrlstian mon of all donoiiiliiutioiis: At Dallas, Tex., from the 19th to tho 22d lust., there will ho hold tlie second hlennlal Laymen's Mlsulonary Cojjfer onoo'Qf the Mothodist EplscopaVChuroh, South. Tho virginla. Conferonce ls en? tltled to BOVbnty delegaies aud alter liates. Thn conferencc, which met in Newport. News last Novcinbor, ojeoted thlrty-livc. ilelogales, and authnrized them each to select and securo tho attoiulanco of an olternate lf tho dolo gate could not go hlmself; In fact, it is deslrablo to havo tho delogates and iilUriiiiicH go, and all othcrs sufllclent Iv Interested to go to do so. The dis tancq from Itlchmond Ls in tho nelgh borhood 01' t.-ioo inlloa, und tho tlme oonsumed win be ,w,) Htl<l "? hu.lt. days each way. Tho dlfferent railroads offer oonforence round trip tiokots at tho following rates. on sale February lii, 17 ond is, c'oud for return tlll Maivh 15: From Rlclniioiul, $54,20; Norfolk, $5". 10: CharlotlesvUle, JJd.tiO; l.yncli hurg. $1'.'.-"s .Danville, $ll?.20l. etc. Winter touilst's ruuml-trlp tleknt froirt Ulchniotid wltli stop-ovor prlvl leges ls Sf.O.iiO. From other points ln proportioii, ... The Dallas peoplo aro sparlug ucltbcr afCoyl i"".' woaag to maOco thh* e.v.<w a. fteal Cstate for &ale. &.al Cstate for i&ale. Special Bargains ICTiOO EACH WILL BL'Y TWO NICE LITTLE ttOUSESf, PARK AVENUE (LEE DISTRICTj, RENTING FOR $.100 EACH. POLLARD & BAGI'Y. Suttfon &aleS, Jruture SJaps. 'iiy' lL*?l^mpBon^!i_rw*m^*Co*^,>^> Real Estato Agonts and Auctloneers. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE OF A CENTRAL THREE-STORY DE? TACHED BRICK RESIDENCE, WITii VACANT SIDE LOT, No. r,2f, NORTH EIOHTH STREET, TWO HLOCKS OF THE BEAU TIFFL HIOH HCHOOI* THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1010, 4:30 P. M. ?rnis dcslratiio detached brlck resl rtonco ls south of and adjacent to thc ilowltzcr Artnory. It has nlno rooms hot water nnd a stable. Tho lot front' 40 feet by 123 foot. more or less, tr ailey 14 foet. Thero ls a nico vacnnl lot, well adapted for another residence Or enlargement of tho presont Intc double flats. making an excellent CEN? TRAL Investment owlng to proxlnilty or tbc grand and beautlful Hlgh School Bulldlng. t_;k.ms: Onc-fourth cash: balance ono, two and threo years, Interest sonii annual, and sectired hv trust-deed J. THQAfPSON BROWN & CO..' Auctloneers. greater occaslon than tho romarkabiy succossful conference held in Chatta nooga two years ago, which sent 1,000 men home to work for tho evangollza? tlon of the world as never beforo. Hav , Ing attended tho Chattanooga meetlng. I feel that it would bo nothing short of ,. calamlty to tho movement ln our State lf our dolegatos, on account. of tlio distance, or for any other reason. fall to go. Let us make. micrltlces ot timo and money, if necessary. to go to this great "councll of war." Dlstlnguishod men of our country and from abroad will address tho con? ference. Our leaders have said that Virginia is ahead in this movement. Let us seo to lt. that wo continue to go forward in thls great and sood work. O. __. SMIT1 IDEAL. Rlchmond Dlstrlct Loader. Richmond, February 7. The lllll (o Regulate Optomctry. Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir.?I notice tho strlctures in The Tlmes-Dlspatch regarding the blll in? troduccd ln tho Legislaturo to regu? late the practlce of optomctry. That such a law is needful roqtilrcs no proof, as thero aro men travellng over tho Stato noioriously Ignorant of the sclentlflc slde of eyo troubles, and If a law could bo framed and enforced that would Umlt tho Injury done to tho public by such charlatatvs tho good dono or ovil prevented would bo ob VlOUS. But It seerns to mo douhtful lf such a law can ho made rotroactlve. It ls very doubtful lf those now in practlce can be ostopped from doing what the law. as it now stands. allow.-:. I recall that years ago laws wero passed rogulatlng iho practlce ot den? tistry ln thls aud other States, prc vlously to whlc-h any onc could hang out hls shlngle. and compete wlth tho regularly graduated dcntlst. Il was hoped that such laws could bo rctro activo and compel those who, Ignorant. and untaught, were in tho field and doing much rcal harm. Tho Stato of New Y'ork had a law that was sup posed lo incitido such cases, and lt requlred all who were not regular graduates of dental collogcs to take. an examination beforo tho board of examlners appointed by tho Stato for this purpose. But when these cases came to trial tho courts declded that such action on tho part of tho board was illegal, being c-x post l'aeto in lts operation, and tliat thoso who were practlclng dentistry, no matter how taught or untaught. could not bo dis turbed. and tliat thc law could only be enforced in tho caso of thoso who from tho dnto of tho law attempted to set up practlce wlthout regularly gradnatlng, In other words, tho law was effectlve oniy from the date of Its paasage. In tho city of Washington 1 likewlse I remomber tlmt a law was enacted by Congress on the same llnrs. ! but it was only offectlvo so far as i thoso who from the d-ito of tho en forccment were nttempting to practlce dentistry. And 1 remembor tliat vory young men?men who had only.a brlef period uf study in tho ofllccs of den tlsts as students, and. ln fact, know nothivg of dentistry?"hung out tholr shlngles" nnd became of tholr own elcctlon t'ull-rtedged dcntlsts, ln splto of tho law. Thoso who camo in aftor wards wero subject to a vory severe examination by tho duly constltuted Officials. a board regularly appointed. but the mon who wore practicing, or who olalmed to be practicing, dentistry prlor to thc date of the law, went on, nnd could not bo touched, much to tho chagrin of examlners and thoso who had studled in lho colleges and who held cliploiuas. I do not know what the laws of Virginia are, Or If tho Constlttition of tbc Stato would allow tho enforco ment of a law amended to suit thn vlows of Tho Times-Dispatch?1 should be greatly plcased-lf thls could bo? but from my point of view the en forcement of such a law would be found lmposslblc 1 much fear that what now extsts, ovil tlioush it may be, and damaglng to tho eyes of tho ignorant public. will havo to stand, and tliat the only refuge tho public can have will bo in future provention. JAMES B. HQDGKIN. D. D. S. Irvlngtou. February !",. A New Conti-oi of thc- Oystcr InUustvy. Editor of Thu Timos-Dlspatch: Sir,?The fato of tho oystcr lndustry of Virginia is in tho hands of tho Leg? islaturo. What thoy aro golng to do wlth lt meiins livclihood to many Indi vlduals ln tho Stato. One of tho great est stutesmen in America has rccently said that "tho cryltig need politlcally in tho Unlted Statos to-day ls lo place Uie responslblllty nnd tho power ituo tho same hands. and then hold thoso ln whose hands lho power ls placed re sponslblo for tho results." Nowhere ls i thls more true thun In the oyator lu dustrv. From tho viowpoint of un ob sorver und after more or less study oi' the'questlon. thc sltuutlon sooms to bo this: Tho Stato has certuln oyster rocks whlc-h it ronts out to the planter at $1 per aero, regardloss ot what tho lands are worth. Tho Stato has oer taln other land known as tha "Baylor Survey" which it attempts to trtiard, and on whloh it allows oltiaens of Ylr gtniu, iu consldoratlon of a license. to "gra_i\" that is, tako u? oystors. Tltfi .situathui may bo' comparod, und tlt* tho comparlson qxactly, lo a condltion iu which iho Stato nwut-cl largo _ru? lug land, iionio of which lt rontcd out, somo of which it kept for tho public. Gradually, us more and moro of the public- used tlio common for grazing und used Improvud methods ot' guth erlng lho crop ot oystors ov grass, us ihe caso mlght bc, gr'oator and. greater 1s tlio struin upon the soll to salisl'y tho domtuul of tho public, wlio aro taklng Off thu crop. Tho result ls hero aud thero tho crop U takon off. too closoly,-the land becomes barven, Tlils only Inareadea tho domajut upon tho rest of iho land, wlth groater pros-., iKict of moro gi tting barron oach your. lt these lands aro allowed to remaln biirioii or aro rcntccl out lho lluul ro sull can only bo tLut thn entire ground will become barron, for tho doimiml upnn it will bo greater than any ground can stand, no inatlor how pro* liuotlve H may bo, i: thisi ls golng tvj he Uui _c.u?, TRUSTEE'S SALE OF Valuable Real Estate P.y vlrlue of the power cuntalned li a deed of trust from Moses T. Mon teiro and Allce C. Montolro, hls wlfc to me, dated the 2lst day of February 1902, and duly recordcd ln Deed Booi ?19, pago 157, of the County Court o Goochland, In the State 0f Vlrg'nla, wlll offer at puhllc sale, ln front t tho Goochland Courthouse, GoOchlanc Va., on MONDAY. FEBRUARY 11, 1910. at 12*30 o'clock P. M.. all thn prop erty descrlbed In said deed of trust contalning :!09 acres. more or less known as tlie Goochland Oourthoiisi Vroporty. sttuated at thc lnterscctlot of the Beaver Dam Church Road wltl 'tho River Road, and ndjolnlng th( lands ot Willlam Wolfgram. Sr., Cam cron hrothnrs and Judge Mahan. Thi improvements conslst of ri dwelllng ofllee, stable, corn crlh. chlcken house and necessary outhuildlngs. The sol is well adapted for tho cultlvatlon o crops grown ln that section. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. For further partleulars, apply t<? PHIL. II. TUCK, Trustee, No. 207 N. C'alvert Street. Baltlmnre. Md. clcarly it is far better for tho Stat? to rent out Its natural rock or pro llf.c land. whlle it Is produclng. to th< hlghest hlddcr, and secure thc rcvenuc thcrcfrom. The other alternatlve is for thu Stat* to close thls depleted ground until lt can fortlllzo lt with shctls or other wlsn and rcstore lt lo Ita former pro ducttvo power, and tho question goc back to the old, old one.of whether II is practlcable for the State to cultlvau a crop and permlt the publlc, for llcense. to go and gather thc crop, oi whether lt should dtvlde its lands a'ni lease or sell them and let prlvato in dustry take tho placo of government ownershlp and control. It does seom to mo that the Statc oi Virginla as a whole Is interested ir the oyster problem ln only two ways: First. That the business should bc devcloped nnd improved so as to brln? wcalth to tho Stato and employment to tho people, and at the same tlme fced them. Second. Thc revenue tho State's pro? perty wlll produce. Why not turn <>vcr tho entlre control of the oyster legls? latlon to thc oyster peoplo of Vlrglnla, and say to them you can havo such leglslatlon as you want. Thc only rc qulremcnt wo make of you ls that you shall produce moro oysters every yca on tlie. averago. that Is, that you shal dovelop the business on some bast that ls rcasonably to be comparcd wlt what ls dono ln other States, or shall bring Into the State a largo rcvenuc from tho State's property. If I am not greatly mlataken. foi* tho last twalve years. perhaps tho most pr'os l perous ln thc country's hlstory. the j business has not only not developed. but gradually gone down in actual number of bushols and iu actual dol? iars and cents, whlle ihe net revenue haa been on tho wrong slde of tlio ledger, and meant an actual loss to tlio State of many thouaand doliars. It is slngular that this should be true at tlie tlmc when thc natlon is profoundly atlrred by the hlgh pricc of food produrots. Wlien it is recalled that the countie. along tho rivers whero tho oysters aro grown have the exponscs largely ot malntalnlng order and policlng, lt seems only falr that these counties should receivo thn revenue from tlio land along tho water or under it. lf tiic land aetuafly helonged to the peo? ple, and not to the Statc, and tho ren , tal was collected lti the shape of a tux, it would go to thc countlos, and tho inero dlfferenco in thc form that thls tax is collected, doesn't offer any great reason why It should llnd Its way to the Treasury of tha Statc?to tho detrimeht of tho county. It is a slgniflcant fact lhat lhe coun tles of Tidowater Virginla have been moro ncg'lcct-d by tho State, and had less dono for" thoui than any section of Virginia. This Is notably the case in the Flrst Congressional District. When wo conslder that tho countles of Accomac, Norihunipton, tlie ? Northern Neck of Virginla, Essex, King an4 Queen, Mlddlesex, Mathcws, Gloucester, York, Ellzabeth City. and Warwick have for llfty years been paying their proportlonate part. of tho Stato debt, which was created for the purposes of bulldlng the James River ' Canal (thus iinproving the waterway along tho James); for tho constructlon ot rallroads, out cf which tlie great sys tems havo bccn made, to glvo trans? portation to othor sectlons of tho State; to bulld tho Staunton and Par kersburg Turnpike and other highways in thc Statc, whllo not a dollar hna been appropriatod in tho terrltory inentloned. elther to improvo tho har bors, to secure rallroads, or to Iniprove highways other than thclr proportion ate part of somo special fund whori all thc countles in tlio Stato sharcd allke, it looks like a set purpose not only to depleto the rock in tho rlverS ln that terrltory, but to doplete the land. Then tho Statc adds to tho ap parent Injustlce ahove outllnod, tho cll vcrsion of any lncome lhat may arise from tho oyster Industry to tho State Treasury away from the county. lt might be adUed that tho only rallroad promotod through that sec? tion?tho Itlchmond, Frederleksbur'jc and Potomac?instead of using Us proflts to devolop ihe State by branch llnes down tho penlnsulas, has been maintained as a monopoly lor the State until the commlssioners clalm that Iho State's Incomo on one-elghth. I believe, will ultlmately bc cnough to settlo lhe State debt. What is tho remedy? Make tho'leg islators from tho oyster countles conunlttea on oyster LlKislailon, and hold them rcsponsiblc for tho devel? opment of tho business and tho in erease of tho revenue. Tu encouragc tho tncreaae of lhe reyunue aiul tn equallze tho injttstie.j that has heer done thls' soction for many years, if tho countles desire it, turn over to them for permanent publlo Improvo? ment for thoir- roads and-transporta? tion methods all tho revenue dorlvcd. Judglng tlio futnro by the past, they won't get any revonue unlesa they inaiiago It a great deal better thaii tho State has, and the State ought not to ot'jvct to that. GEO. N. WtSE< Newport News, February 2. .?i?-._ llenllli nnd t'ohl Storauc l';???l. Editor of The Tlmes-DispiUeh: Sir.?As li seems to bu a fad i'oj* tho health ofllcers. doetors and nurses' to jump on the Throcknioi-ton pure'niilk bill. why don't tho samo learnad people go aftor puro food that ls- kupt ln cold btorusi.am-iciit eggs, iu. al aud poul try being given out daift ? No ono knows how old la tho "pure'' food thai, ermes l'rom cold BtVorage. . .-An* eggs two years old healthy? , Is-'meat twelvo months old healthy? ?Uow niiicli ls lu-alih helped l>v e-.ulng' tlsli one ycar o'.r.' You had nn artlclo the other day; "Jii.OOO.OUO Cgg- "ln one cold stora_e plant iu Jersoy Clty, aud the grand jury. wiis Invostlgatliig same." Whj does not that apply tu Richuuiud.' XKXi Toano, February 9<