Want Ad. Kates.
' ONE CEN T PER WORD when paid
fn fldvance. No Ad. taken for lesi than
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
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
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
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
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.
BUREAU. Washington. D. C.
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?
V. VNTED. BOAItDERS FOR -VACANT j
?-?.;is ;also tablo boardcrs. 200 E.
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
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
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?
BRIGHT, SUNNY PLAT, FOUR
rooms, bath, hot water. 101 YV
?feolic.torss anb &altflitnen.
sa'li':'smen waWeK to cTiuVy
slde lino of hlgh-grado unlou-mado
overalls. Wrlto Box 222, Martlns
villo, Va. _
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
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,
Somethlng approprlate to Valcntlno
ANSWER TO YKSTI3RDAV'S PLr7,7,lMfl
tercst ln medium size, lon^ cstabllsh
od hoslery mlll; .splendid opportu
nlty tor man of small capital. Ad
droRH IIOS1ERY MILE, caro Tlmes
BURNT WHEAT.?ANOTHER CAR
lond burnt wheat. $1.50 per ino
pound.*:; choap: good fecd for chick
eno. W. J. TODD, 426 North Slxth
SCOTT'S CREAM CATARRH OINT
inent kIvoh ininicdlate relief. SCOTT'S
OLD MARKET DRUG STORE. When
you get anything from Scott's It's
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
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. _
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
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.
&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,
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.. ? _ _ _ _
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,
FOR SAL-l.^P-iCTAL-BAittJAINS IN
lots on Floyd Avenue, Maln and
Cary Streets west of the Boulevard.
Apply C15 Brook Avenue. 'Phone
&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,
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
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
FUNERAL DESIGNbT-H TO JS. M. A,
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
('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
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.
'W^ NW6r M.L'K INfJS'o J^^
rlal prlntlng; qulck delivery; rea
onablo prices. anderson print
1NG CO., 3 Governor St.
hold goods In any quantlty. '1'hono
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
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
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?.
this tnsk it has not been altogcthor
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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?
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
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
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.
ICTiOO EACH WILL BL'Y TWO NICE LITTLE ttOUSESf,
(LEE DISTRICTj, RENTING FOR $.100 EACH.
POLLARD & BAGI'Y.
Suttfon &aleS, Jruture SJaps.
Real Estato Agonts and Auctloneers.
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE
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
t_;k.ms: Onc-fourth cash: balance
ono, two and threo years, Interest sonii
annual, and sectired hv trust-deed
J. THQAfPSON BROWN & CO..'
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?
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
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
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?,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.'
Toano, February 9<
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