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'] I'OSTAGIi PAID UAILY?WEttKLY?SONDAY 'oMsbim Office.~.. .M & MMn St?*t Jftacb-taf BamH.110. Hull Strce elersbu. Buretu.10) N. f***? Stort .yncbbuu fhiten-K.......15 1-^hth Street " " "onc si* Tliteo One Y?.ir. Mo- Mo< Mo 'i.lly wlth Sumliy .... W.00 SJ.03 $1.50 .55 Vl.iiy wlthout Sund.y . 4.00 2.00 1.00 .35 O'unday erlltlon only ... 3.03 1.00 .50 .24, -bVeekly iWcuncsday) ..100 -50 "" ??? L Ey TlmwDtopatch C_rrl? Delhtry ?cryl? in ..IchmonU (aml lubur-s), Manchester and Pete.J. ' t^S? One Week hs__r_*___r_.:?SS Ifllally without -unclay. . i.ifunasy only . 'S'.tercd January 27. ???? "' R'chmo-.i. W :n, ?ccond-cl.-i mattei under act of Coc.rcji * aIarch 3. 1K7V._ HvKDNKtSDAY, EEHltrABY lf,. 1 !>!?'. E.NEHIES ?>P TIIE Till TH. or perhaps the flrst tlme ln thc hls iiume ir t.. (ititni slnudtio thnt llu sponslb' way or thnt hc und we 60, If Iils rct clty, it wc hIioi cnlortal certain of hla t nnd a would i choly i I-llght But ngttlnsl Ing dnd nlllcanc fall Yt BUCll S . Hla l.i j ralsed IJiat w |aror perhaps thc first timo n u o ?... , r'V,rv of Rlchmond, .-, man lles ltytne , , ffilty Jall doing penancc for tlic crlmc %r libel. Imprlsonment for Ubcl ls 'fflmost u <lcatl lcttcr ln our criminal Croccdure. So strong ls our natlonal P1eciing that public mon should bc sub Sfecled to the fullest crlticism for thclr k.-ts. so jealously do WO guard tho F'-e_o,n of thc pross, that the sentenc aii?r of any wvltcr to o jall term for lils a-perslons, is the rarc and notablc ScepUon. U ls rlght tliat this should *o thc case. n ls ri ouesilon whether i?c fall sentchce featuro of our libel ?-,ws Bhoulrl not bo allowod to Ispse fltogether. Thc mallsned character ls . ,,: bencfltcd by lts Imposltlon, nml ns ;0r tho llbeler hla punlshment U ? ment. and pt dofami breeda hyster for wli ehamo liar c: strong. graftci come 1 tlic in. by hls dent s hardcsl lvc fca cfjtprt We th drustlc enough without it. Vublic wh0 ?? Iplnlbifputs nn Ineradlcable nmrlt upon _im Wlth tho sentiment of Jurles all *,? the side of a free press. tho con Vtton of a man for criminal libel jn thc Illlorles hlm ln thc cycsvof hls '-"l11 Unity ln so unenvlable a llght as ut erly to dlscourago imltators. It ls doubtfnl if nny man cver cut ' ,nore forlorn flgure ln thls cotnmu hlty thanVv A. Yoder does to-day. ?.W lake hlm to bc an unbalanccd and _'rrutic person, a natural busy-body scatter.-braln, a necdy and insati gonianlac. ivhose dl.ordered fancy i--,resented hlm to hls own cye as an ap ffolntcd reformer nnd doer of great ,_s. With thls mental cqulpmcnt l ;, vast lgnoranco of local condi ,ns :.ivl local public sentiment. he me to Un to clean up our town. , un_appiiy for hlm, he did not come -?- v,\^ nwn motlon. Ile came at the hanipi havlng error, 1 A fi YVus thc nc flce b oqulpp the iu Ifcnd . whoso license ,r selllng whls ,1 w ho declared ?dlrtv deal." It piinch _ont.il rlngs, and hl each i try ai haust \Yo idea sprou ttlOl ' rioblo lms a been _S this man yled leforiii. ,\ lt d the lt- 1 las.tci ? nid hn. i-i rtichmond e Indlrectly responslble for the ttlon of hl_ scurrllous hroa/lBldes Ii was Marshall Atklnson's that put the blow-gun In Yo -,elcr's month. But Yodor has Inslsted Biliat bc wns his own man. Hl_ cjucst iftvas for the Rentny sldo of nichmond's ,lilfe. He noscl about, poking. his way J _heiro and there through thc undcr Ejtvorld, gulded perhaps by those ,who "Ikij old grudges to l>ny. plcklng up S-ind prlnting ns facts kltchen gossip, itlie mallclous small-talk of tho back ?alley, lloatfng odds and ends of irre 4ponstble slander which no repulable as w grew rccoi Bhra turn nnd thc lill nanl too teeiu Ing colos lean scitri to 11 we n oraK A roun Joice men in pl brali will gym port, welg ivelj vaul eoui ,?ourndl would cver notlce. Naturally tlils troubles soon began, Tliey culml Jnated on Monday in hls conviction for 'Vi-lminal libel. For defamatlon of( men's charactrrs, Uie community wlilch y,i.- ur.dertook to're(f(,niiS'lias commltted iliim to jall, ir.'t In a.spirit of reprlsa) "br vengeance, but in order to publish a : -wholesome ivarnlng t.. others like Snlnded, One by <.in those v.'ho wcrc p;eady to stand hy hlm at lirst have l\ir..ppeil .iway from hlm. Ilo stands 'lo-day vlrtually ulone, a lidpelessly tdiscrcdlted man, a forlorn, llmp nnd. jtlesplto hls offenses, truly pittable Jiyure. lt is not th..- jail sentenco-thal lias [punlshed Yoder, or the llno or the fthreat of heavy civil damages, Men ave gone to-jall for libel before now j-niii gone as heroes. But Yoder's case is fur different. Ile Is punlshed hy tlio icts, by tliat truth which ho played -> fast and loose wlth. Il>- is punlshed y lho unanimous dlsapproval of hi;; tfellows, and that Isjrthe hoavlest ihiii Pohmcnt that a man is ever called upon h? suffor. And he bus no ground for j thr Leomplalnt. Hc had the fullest protec-lflu .licri ol Ihe law, und of able counsel,! l land ..l public approval of free speech, t thi He had the beVtit of instructions o't- f'c fthe court which called for actiulttal if j ,,, t jlie. in the oplnlon of the jury, oven belleved that hls charges were true and lf they were clroulated without mailce, j-iu. matter how false they were ln fact. ;But lie could not convincc tho jury (even of thls. The Jury belleved that lip "not only clrculatcrl false charges, but Icirculatcd ihci'n in mailce, and there flforo they have added pevfire luw pun imeiit to tho much worso punjsh ...:11 which offended public oplnlon orded iu any case. less iana dlts cent Will of h thos Bai Ina El la jwould Thi., man has expose iinercllessly thun hc ov. \ot hls choscn targets, Iquetitlon ..! . ivil dumug. ?jf he bas harrned anyb. . jlf character is bo trall ithlng that it ..in b. gjchunco breatli of detn 'ls hardly worth strlvli ' placc a much hlgher li than that. The Tln been ;>m on Yo.b qualntar and imp he his ' i.the chai j,not felt th d liimseif mor< ?r exposed anj Apart from tlu is, it ln doui.ii u >dy but hlmscll and unstable < wreckert by i mation, then i ig for, But w cstliiiatlon upo les-Dlspatch ha -.-<i and attache scandal wltli hls ..?el, hut V e what hi i.-r of thli budg iamn by thi mli> Tho i hllghl ure av.uur that jlll.'l t., 1.1,H !;, i, aptji'. w., have Injured oi damaged or trouhlodi I '-.. .. , :.uv Iiavi; wc hceu I 1 tu li,e Miu.Uesl \ imllcllvenc uc ls onc out uf bls hands andl li ?>t h-vc iailc_ to build up a] i Ih. (-ommunlty Btrohg rnoinjli | n 1 llliiiffertod by these slimll In- ? i>?. then 10 our rntlure so great.. t j ciiimco pln<-prlok8 of tho Jrl'o-j v lc .an mako *m,ntl dirterenco ono another. Yoder hns BhtlOUnCWl t wlll ciif thls iiaper later on, n Invlte ;in<l eiicouragn hlm tu do", j 1 wc have dono anything lo injurc ; e .utaiion ?i?l Btanillng ln thla. e Ih riultc right aml propor thatj t ultl pay tor It. As for hlm, wei . n no fcollnga nt all bcyond a| ( stlrrlng ot plty ln ihe monifnt ('; itter collap.se. A llne of $10,000 sentence to ten yeara ln Jall '1 idd few touches to thc mejnti uid pltifulness of 1i1b present the communlty'a grlevonce this man l*. we fenr, more last- ? moro rofll than hls own Inslg- _ c would wnrraiit. tn hl? down- ' idor has destroyed moFc than ? landliiK as lie may have hnd. | irlcsquo rcCorin movement has n cloud of unsavory dlscredlt 111 for long blind and hampcr effort for better clty govem-1' rtcul rcform is- a matter of slow linful growth, not of spusmodic itlon. Kmotlonal catcrwdultng no change of heart. nor does icaPabusa even clear the way lOlesomo upbuilding. By castlng and ridlcule upon his own pecu ?iplolt, Yoder has forgc-d thc ost poasiblo weapon for future ?s and lootors. Thc reformcr to' vlll have to facdi and overcomc srtla of a public opinion jaded extriiyaganccs, the. new-confl ucer_ of the under-world, and. . of ull, thc intanslble but effect rs bf good cltlzens Ict tho ncw prove only another Yodcrlng. Ink it was Slr Thomas Brown il.l: "All incn are not flt to tc ons of righteousneas, and many, *rashly chargod tlio liosts of; mvc left themselvcs for trophlcs hand? of the enamies of truth." YM.\ASUM roa CONGRESS. hlngton dlspatchoa tell us that w I-touse of Kcprcscntatives of iiikllns ls t.i have a hundsomely o.l gymnaslu located down ln v. basoment, I>e'-<* will blossom n,l array of puHey-wotghts and ing bags. bar^ parallel and horl-1 "horse*!," rowlng-mnchincs, | trapezes and all the rest of lt; t ther jaded Solons will floelt after lay's presorvatlon of thclr coun -,.i soberly cavort ahd^renew ex pd ti.i^ues. do not know ln -whose brain the j of a congressional gymnaslum u-.l and grow, but we do know lila is a master mlnd. In all our machinery of government thls ecn the one thlng lacklng. It has a very serious lack. YVlille tt 1 our statesmen ran all to brain, a.- IrievUablc. Domed aiul heavy their toreheads wltli storeo nnd i.iiu- knowledge, but their bodles nk nnil shrlvelod. Their logs c.l pipe-stemfl from cternal sltting thlnklng, or from Just sittlng. as enso might be; their blceps flabby lliey flopped In thc wlnd like pen :s; tliclr clicsts nnd ccrvlee? all frall to support their buiging aml ing upper storles. They wero grow fast into a lot of Iiitellectual sl, but physlcal mollycoddles. Much ilng was rnaklng them mad, and ;o could they .stand in their places lunder out, ".Mr. Speaker, I move djo-rn," or any slmllar unfettered .ry. sane mlnd needs a sane body tt d the perfect balance, and we re tliat our Senators and Congress are henceforward to be as superl lyslque as they,havo long been li l und soul. Dlgiiitled yet lnsplrini ln* ihe scenes in tlie new natlona nasiuni. Majestlo Senators wil >rm stately exerclses upon th :hts, while Insurgents, moro sport ? inclined, wlll leap the Jocun tiiig-horso. Senator Aldrlch's ex ion of the giant swlng will doubt beeome a feature, while tho Louls Senators ought to win some plau by their tumbllng. On tho adja wrestllng mat Jeffcrsoa D_vl repeatedly pin down thc shoulder is trainers, doughtlly preparlng fo ?a combats with whlcli hls home ings to Arkansas are somotiivu: itlngly attended. More tbrllllng y( 1 be tlie spectaele of Joseph Weldo ley punehing tlio life out ot tl niinate bag, hls trusted umbrel ust aside as henceforward supe oiis. 'iut wc see in the eonstruetion s gymnasium an even deeper sign ance, Somehow we gatlier it in subllo step in the nower Back-fro, ba movement. Dlmly we look fc ird to a day when a ncw^ind great eaker of the House shall tako 1 liy tour hours there, BubstUuti clflo indian clubs for hls famc |ck or performing herculoan cxplt .on tiapeucs that will fly as ne cy or their sin-s flew before. II.; COMM1S.SIOM3HS Ol* ACCOl'N Mr. SpessarcVs hlll to abolish iii.niissioiier.s of Accounts must slde-tracked. To bo suro it pli do away with thirty slnecures tl o tloubtless most acceptable to tn who hold them. But facts , .cts. and the bill is hueked w lough of them to wlthstand ubc.-u 'examination and warrant (iprpvai hy any commltteo of thc . smbly. lt dlsolones a leals in talis's admlnlstratlon and a ruth! xtravagance that arc dccldedly f place at a lnomont when econc j the loud watthword. from ?>i.< day of Ihelv appolntn lie commlssloners were a sort ifih-wliet!. They had no pri .lac.- In lhe haudliiig p( flduclary lounta. The aocounlB whloh they .ai.i 2~, c.-ciit,- per $loo.to rxamlnc r |)IU3 through tbi: hands of tho cl of eouiU. and ot tho Conuiilesionei the Revenue *'* ttliy (?'?lfc<,? '?ll-ey. 7-1,259 16 20,332 OS B ?J-lici-o Who Kor dn Ho fi nut ... lle's Ile wc] A de, Thoris No t lln ne\ Tliat At 111!,' By ,1 JlO HflV .Just - 103 ..9 , withi '?rhapi ns elosely Inspeoled on bnhalf r (hr Commonweallli and on behalf of in Intel-ri'led purllrii ns nny nccounls hleii cOtMo upon tho lax books. In nddltion, tho commlssions paid ie men who examlne Ihoso accounts re out of all proporlioii to tho riiefll to thc Slalc. Lot us seo xactly what it cost tho State lo xamlnc these particular accounts iu l,o last flscal year: ot iissosscd Valuo of fldticlurloH llKled .$21,222,7 S(. -1.; Hsesnud valuo of taxes . o m m I s s 1 o n s of ex? aminers . otal dellnquencles nnd commlssions . 'ot tnx to the Statc. Tliia table alono should bo sumclont , K*UBntl11 i guarantee tbo pnssagc ot Mr. Spea- | Alani i ard's blll. Twcnty-onn mllllon dol lrs of tuxablo property ylelds to the tate, net, a bare $35,108.50. To col rct thls sum a grosa total of $39,150.57 iiist bo deducted. lt Is uselcss to argue that tbc ocatlng of thls taxable property is vorth all that it costs. This property cas listed before thc Commlssloners .f Accounts began their work. It was ?cturnci by Jjie CommlssionerH of tcvenuc undcr other lieadlngs, and ,vlll he returned again by them when jiit of the courts. But even lf U w";"' wcrc not it would bo poor policy to tax tho property of wldows and orphans in many cases, amountlng to tlie vast sum ot $21,000,000, merely to gain $35,000 for thc State. Mr. Spessard's substlluto plan ls admlrnbly simple, and can be cxplained In a word. As thc Clrcuit Court clcrks certify thc accounts to the, Commls sioners of Accounts let them certify them to the Commlssloners ot tho rtovonue, cxact a Birtali teo for thclr servlces and glvo thc balance to the State. Thls logic seems to us lrrc futable. lt lneans about $35,000 a ycar additional revenue to thc State, and can bo had 1f thirty men do not utand between the Assembly and -?conoiriy._ THE CHALIjENGB STAND'S 01?T_>. The statement that Tho Timcs-Dls patch's "favorlte slogan" "ls" that "every man has a right to drlnk liquor to hls comfort" is a small attempt to creato the Improsslon that The Times Dispatch invites and subtly encourages tho indlvldual man to drlnk liquor and condonea and Indorses him ln hls cups. The inslnuatlon ls falsllled by the whole record of The Timos-Dlspatch. from which the Richmond Virginlan j or r does not venturo to quote a llno in support of Its innuendo.? Tho Times Dispatch, February 15. Onr. 11. (11(1 Ho ll Fett'/i "EBtl "Whi "She CHriat] ?li-lnn Wc Fo Walt air?" Fat ' ha pi Turn I "Wh. "Slai "Am choclf. "Kisi Klll II "The KOOll . "Wh ! "He' |tO 1! Two I "WI: Ing v llie t "YOI womc Chlea Alwn.1 "Yo lleher read "Th _ast W0111J So. I Ne*a Papt-i "Ho "Ka; tbia "Th flfty-i Ni Tlmo. Wo wli.-n lias I a gn attrlh AS WE HE3IAIU-ED YESTERDAY. lt is not right to hold a newspaper J ^ j responslblc for the vlews of workmen upon lt.?The Richmond Virginlan, February 15 Hon Tlie greatest thlng about lieyburn is the solitudc, which extends for miles on evory side of him. While llalley's comet is sai.i to be one nilllion times as blg as thc earth, it must be reniembered that it has never yet turned out any Theodore Roosevelts. like , cd ai In mado noil.i manc turo son; bo rr and Pro mnlc atatl may lf rear-admlral is too lilgh a rank ing to give hlm, why not create him a I uros ncar-admlrar.' Ambassador Bryce, who hau warmly pralsetl the Panama Canal, may cxpect to hear a thlng or two front Bunau Varilla. Wllll purp ?lour ha.l tho ? lie. ' Mr. Fairbanks spent St. Valentine's "P Day in Berlln*. Apparently he bad no bngagements to address any rellgiotls bodles. We take lt for granted that no South Volar expedltlons will start untll Itookishoo and Ahpelah have boen planted in sight of the polo with their 111 tie uiaps and blank affldavlts. Some prize wheat sold at a Wis consin agrlcultural fair for $G-t a busbel. Remember this when you aro Inclined to klck at thc high cost of a 5-cent. loaf of bread. noo( Seats on the New Y'ork Stock Ex? change have dropped $10,000 ln the last few months, whlcli the hungry prolo tariat notes with profound Interest. Every bome should have one or two. c tmi ate t..i. Olll |,HI Tl,. bo Ica an dil eox Thla is an excellent season of the year to hold avtation meets in Old. Vlrglnla. The earth ls nlce und soft here now. partienlarly about noon. its STANDS WITH THE BEST. Knoxvllle .loiiriuil Hanks Major Hemp? hill WHIi EuUorlul _ca_cw. The fact that Major *V??* ?a,?l_ Hemphill, for a scoro of S'wf ?M> editor of the Charleston News ana f'ouer, wlll next month beconve the editor of tho Richmond Tinies-tHs Patch has been the subject of con - Southern -Journiillsm. a seal ln tne 3 verv nIgheat place; but ils publlsliera , ' und readers will. of course, mlss Homp ' i hill as an edltorlal wrlter. fthere are s.nono better ln, the whole South, and he ls er-wlly tbo pecr of any ln llie country In that rOBPeot, He has been lhe foreiii.ist eli.iiuplon ol thc vonerahlo old clty, whlcli shows slgns of taking on son'iethlng of the vigor of youth. and which ls destlned to becomo ono of tho lcadlng seaports of thc , re juvL'uated and ambltlous South. Major Hemphill desorvbs a largo shiue of tho credlt for tlie monner ln whlcli Charleston ls glrdlng on her nrmor tor the race to the goal of success. Whut will be Charleston s logs wlll be Riciimond's gain. What the News aiid Courler moy lose wlll bc gained lrn bv Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch. Hemphill may ith go t0 the eapltai of the Old Don.tn on a stranger to the masses of tho people, lin ? but he wlll not be a strunger for long. Its ; He wlll be at home ln the oditoilai , i sanctum of auy newspaper that has iB" ; capital und that l? endaw-ert with e - the terprlsr. Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch wll 1 sparklo wltb humor and bristlc with lKS a fine artielo of sarcasm. Just as tho out News und Courler 1ms been doing, anu, ,?,. ? moreover. wltli a loglcal .prosentatlon 5 , of the course of oveiits. us seen from the Btandpolnt .-f the able und hrllluint pnt I editor. . . Whlle r-ongiatiilatlciis of the most oficoraiftl l-lnd uro .-xumded to tho Uicli ,ner mond paper, aiul gond wishos for il unti . Its new edlior, who ls noi new to tho a?- business, thero ls little doubt that somo one wlll bo Bt the lielm li thu N.-ws and Courler olllec. who wlll Keop Iho .,1.1 paper, now ou the second ceii liiry ot Us life, fully up to lhe hlgh ., standard to which It has altal.ued unil long held.?-KuoxvUlo Journal aud are uist ?rks ate Tilbuiu'! orrowed Jm^es TBSTS. was a l.in??('. Iiiiei' ' ; tiovar seenied ufi-i.i.i; nger \w tar. d n"t " '? icr.l II Uhdlsmnyca. ?w. iiins! his Rlory'? n. Inst hls fani. . tor.ool nt und waiiril ?nd roll itlat fllled Ills looth! Lould checks, ex, was a man no ' roublo set nwiy; ?or cftsho- hls wi optlmliitlc BUi'l . ,.r_ro t tlmt poor man fc" t'01" <>iac0 Rilm trlilc of fntc .- hls traln pull from hrf pi?'-u au lio reaehed thc gaiei waa a mnn who soimht '" ,,u in tho llniellght's gl?rt-. ned to let hls followa '?? ?> who ho wns, an.l wliere, :ho gods ot puhllc m?ti left. hlm ln tho lurcli. 1 not want altcnllon wnen ad lo sne._o lu ?>1u^!h'|cag0 No-.a. ME1U.I.Y JO li I >? <> > tUy Wlckod, dlc Is trlght fully wlckcd." Sar.h0o?,,|. golng lo keep nu ie ploturcs, no inn Ingluim AgO-Hcrl nnd It. er! "And how did \ hat h-ppciis." ou nnd that chop, Customer: "I tt i.-ncd to. It vn It?"? YonkciE : n't know how y small, now. tal. lio klsscd hei1?" <k." .-,i...iit tho other he Olher. at did she <lo when >pod hlm on 'tho ch I whttt dtd he do sod that, too."?SI. bouls Star. tim! y nro golng t., lock Jones up tor thc jf tho commiinlty." nfs hc doileV" s talklng of sattlng Brownlngs pooms ichard StrauiS'a muslc.' -Cleveland i. o Ouc, Anyway. ,at men thlnk," remarkod tho krUnv ?omim, "cauacs fully er,'-third of nll rouble ln tho world." j,'! n-jolned tho moro .. ? ? '???? II say eauseg tho co Dnllv N'cwu. uvo-thlrds.' i? lloes. u should bcar in mind." said the pub . "that four-tlfllis pt tho peoplo who novtls aro women." afs wl.y I call my now ttofy. The Vyord,".' replied tlio iiovellsts t-' e?ery n will want lt."-rhlladclphla ROcorO. nfty-Onc. ?sboy: "Great mi'Slcry! Fifty vlctims! ?, miator?" rc, boy, I'll tnk* ono. j y. buy. thtrc's nothing of tho klnd ln paper." , afa tha myatory, guv'nor; you to tho Irst vlctim"?Life.. TIIE MERRV JtOCKEK IW YORK .iustlco lu silk gown oats ipplo ln court. Wns the sensatlon in he gown or the applo, or ihe eatlng ie Injiisticc of only onc applc'.'?.'lorida s-L'nlon. always try to look grcatly rolleved wo hear that tlio Bank of Knglaiid ow, red lts dlscount rate, but we havo awlng fear that most of our fricnc'.s .uto tho change ln our appearance to , act that we're golng to hav,: sparerib. 1 Inncr.?Ohlo State Journal. PRIN I'riiK Be (IlY A Napo! been of B. revlsl Slan. provl mnrr Kln^ Klng there tho i of p nnd for 1: the becat to ne d e r causi numl dtsg. marr w"lsh pone dlcta Th of a Ylet< ent any coun thc wlth dcsii to v posc hlniE hlm tcrrl upoi onc rciiu tend itttc; ot t thc puls. as 1 can of : ln t rtgh und. that uny a B of yoat iest, now, don't you thlnk lt must be to bo a good old-faslilone.l Republlcan, ;o to love feasts, and lisien to oratoiy hat, and belleve it. and go hor.t- hclp nd upllftcd??Cleveland 1'laln Oealer. all the preparations that arj hoing for lho expedltlon to the South F'ole. rfg lias so far beon saiu about Com Itr Peary'a chief uss'stunt at the eap Of thi: N"urth Pole, tiie Hun. Matt llen nor has anyhody proposed that Matt lade a rear admlral.?Charleston Nows Courler. sldcnt Taft Eays that thc Payne law Is rlal downward r. vlslon and ' i|uoles stlea in .ubstantlatlon. Hls statlsllcs bo dofined as indlg.stUile mus.is of ilg froni quoatloiiablc sources, cQinplled mailce afore thought nnd empbiyed for I os.'S of deceptlon.? Loulsvillo Courler nal. yor Gaynor. of N'ew York, is showlng] nothing succeeds like succesr. If he | been defoatcd bc would now bq ouu of most inconscquontlnl men Iu tho repub-1 but as he won anrl has since: b.:.-n llving j to his pre-electlon pledges. somothlng' idy bolloved ho was going to do. he Is niing pii.-sldentlal propoitions.?Chatla ra TlmoB. Tl Bru Cou beei ln thai Vict hls rrtl b.v Abr ?iln; of I be Vici C'lO! late Uul T of far tem par wii: sltK i Itcr ere STATE PRESS to llid wh rec wh ln cat hai nn prs ln Av na' ha: i'l. llfi lli pa cn tal ho uIk for Catawba. blll apprbprlating fun.ls for tho enlarge ut of tbe sanatorlum In Itonnoke county consumptlvos is beforo tho _,. glslaturo i session. Tha last Legislaturo upproprl d t.O,WX? for tlio estabjishment nnd maln ance of this Banatprlum, but thls amount y establislied it so that thlrty-eight j lenta could br; tiecommodalud at one time. j u Instltutlon lias iiiinle good, apd it should i marle largo enough to accommodato at I st 1S0 patlents. Thero is ln tho Stnto 1 annual death of about ?,0CO persons from | a dlscue.r, a large proportion of which | ild be cured lf property troatod. Thero | j no prlvate or municipal sanutoriums . icre those can bo treated who havo no | nlth. This Ih a duty thut tho atnto ot rglnla owes t? her people, and her L,esls ure should make tho necessary nppio latlon-r-Luncnburg Times. IJuiuiuct for ton. Rlchard the best Hp. e House ol I the most pi iikers In tho o do not ngn ary ckctlon id our oplnlo emocnits ot ies not alter ic ablcat uun jt surpnsscl fe of Vlrgln in ln tha .li tuart, Tucker ycry l'oriulih; r'ctershurg Ii lljr.l. ho Copunls.loii Thla aetlon pl ?ont of States leus of municlp jan u dozen Sn jnunlsslon form Dlns tho leader exas, whli-li :. lan, now hau f, ipil governniciii husotts four, I .tuerleuii cllloa : a in placo of higlo or doubl. f theso duys, outh i.'uroliii.i ?olumbia pnui he comnilsBion on. Whorovet eon thorouglilv ,olter than thu ttles to iiiuk. rouslng hulehu .Ut liictuaHlng l if course, tho i n publlfl Impro ,n Virginia, Fo neuts uci'c ii.u jropcrty ho|der( .luprovini, nis i *-ho WQlllil i. 1 muttei-s of mon oommlsalon pia :umeral pluu.?| ,-elyn Byrd ls not only ono ers that has presided ovor ^?^aies, but ho ls also ono tlcal and Inrluatrloua law ircBent General Assembly. wlth his vlewa on tho prl .1 on lho liquor questlon, la tliat a majority ot thu r. Stato do not; but that Ilo fuel thati ho Is casily t n tlils Legislaturo. and Is ? any man In tho public; H his nmbitlon should ?iinii of tho governorshlp, id othor asplran'tS will have ? opponont to reckon wlth. x-Appeal. (inverimicnt .Vmcndmcnt. tces Virginia ln |bo f?r? .hli respect to progrcsslvo U government. In all moro ites hnvo bad tastes of tho of clty government, Ttxaa iu limo us well aa nuinbcr. iirterl wlth the Oalveaton urtci u citles under commls ; Katisns. haa BOven. Musna iwu threo, Moro than tltty iru now commlsBlon-sovcrn-j ib..- conventloual ayHiem of eouuciimanlo bodies. ouo, Hi. wuys thlngs look now.. m golng to bo added, wlth | li ally certain of adoptlng , l>lar., und perhaps Charles tho commisslon plan haa irh.d It haa beon found tar . )UI methods. It has enabh-d Improvements wlthout ln dnesa, nnd somotlmes wltn i.xjtloti. lu somo Instanecs, ilun was puiBued dittorontly m, nta than is tho process i niKtuuce, ^troot Improvo Je by direct nsdossmenl of , thus giving burden ot sucli .or, diroctly to tho peoplo ?>.? ry,..l. tlut lli tho genv'a ? miomlcai Bovornment.tha i haa far surpnBsod iho ui tnanoko Wvenlng V______, Our fclaff coiwUt* oiV able advertising men wlio hnvo , "b?R through tlietnill. Yoit'll wln out tliroiigb il.cii c.-t|icricm:c. Itlchmond Advertis Inil Aaency. Inc. Mutual llulldins. t ingc of Prince Victor lo ?inccss Cleincntinc Melps Pretcndci". CESS IS VERY WEALTHY t Bc Expclled Fro r Dirccting Jli.s c Cannot gitini for Dirccting Campaign for Thronc, ',.V .lIAftaiJISK DE l'll.>'i'B.M>l;l. .THOL'OH King Albert bns of? fered no objcctloii. to Iho mar? rlage of hls oousln. Prlncess I'lciiicntlnc, to Prlnco VlCtort con, yet hl? eonsent hafl not necessary, accordlng to the terms ilglun law. At the tlmo Of._tne: on of the Constitution of l.el-, iu lS'.O, a clause was introduced :ling that any prince of the blood j ,'lng wlthout the eonsent of tbe in council?-that la to say the | and hls government?fOrfeltea by hls rights of BUCCCBBlon to iroiie. But 110 mentlon was mado ?Inccsscs of tho relgning house. f Prlncess Clenientino haa waltcd er falh-r's death ln order to wed Bonapnrto preterder, it la not iso Bho v.-as under any obllgation euro his eonsent in order to ren tho unlon vaiid. iu,t merely be : she dld not wlsh to add to the .er of the bltter famlly squabbles acing tho court of BrusselB, by i*lng in donanco of Loopolda s. Now that he is (lead and .ho is at llberty tu follow tbe tes Ofjter heart. 0 marrlnge wlll liave tbe effect tering theSlpgai statua ot' Prince ,i- Napoleon tn Bolglum. At pros ic I* merely a forelgncr, who at moment can bc cxpellcd from tho Iry bv order of thc mlnlater of nterloV. or of tlie chief of pOllce, out judleliil proceas, aa an un able allen. H'bls la n contingencyi ?hlch he has bccn all along ex 1 ln the event of his avalllng n'lf r.f the liospltality accorded to li, Belgluin, to direct from ils tory conspiraotea and "ttacks the French government Indeed, of the maln reauona why h_ has ilned ao very InactlvO as n pre er, and has abstalned from any npt to brlng aTjmit tho over throw he. republlc in France, haB been desire to avoid tho dangcr pt ?? ion from the klngdom; As soon lo weds Prlncess Clementlne. he nn longer be expclled, for the law 2th February. isot. which vests he mlnlster uf lhe Intcrior the t to cxpei any forelgncr aa an sslrable alien. cxpressly dcclarea this penalty cannot bc applled to forelgner who. belng married to Mglan woman. baa been a rcaluent he Ulngdom for more man hve s, and makes hls home ilicie. Cereniony In llrti?**ls. i.; weddlng will taltc place at ?sels. from tlie palaco of tlie ntcss of Flanders, Who has always i much uttached to her nlecc, and, .'act. was moro u mother to ner i the late Queen llenriette. Prlnco or Xapoleon will he attended by brother, Louls, a general on thc ?ed list of tho ltussian army. and iii-- llrst eousln. the Duke of tho u_?i. who will also uct at the flpd - us the personal ropiesentafive Clng Victor Kmmamiel; for it must recalled that the mother of both or aml Louls, tho salntly Prlncess htlda Bonaparto, ia a slster of ?a ?ni King Humbert, and of tlie late cuu. here ls no doubt that the marrlago vari Prince Victor Napoleon wlll go pro\ to restore hls prestlge aa a pre- - ler, and to strengthen the Bonn-I ilst cause ln France. For not only lt endow hlm with great wealth, e Prlncess Clementlne has Inher . a very largo share of hor father ? ut fortune, but it wlll also appeal all tliose French people, tlio hulk "ed of the population of France, , demand respectfiblllty und cor tness In tho prlvate llfe of those j asplre to authority over them. yeara gone by Prince Oonapartc's se was aoriously lnjured by a left ided establlshmont, ln tho shape of actress and her children, who lived ctlcally under his roof, or rather an annex of hls mansiou on tho anuo Loutse. But these were ellinl ,ed -some years before be souglit tho ui und won the heart of Prlncess inentlne, and ever since then his ; has been entirely beyond r.-proach. ^ marriago to a 'prlncess who has sscd unscathed through bo many lel trlals as Prlncess Clementlne, re ning popular sympathy both at mo and abroad. constltutes a guar tee that hls future exlstenee will all tliat his friends und adhercnts lld posslbly desire. tt ls a pity that tho samo cannot said of his youngor brother, Prlnco tlls. For the latter seems to have ceeeded to tlio former aberrations hls older brother, and hls mt.de of e iu Meeont years-, especlally hls ux u.enage, in the person of a wo in of slngularly objectlonaujri ante dents, has cost him all the good will lieli he formerly enjoyed, e.vcn In issla. where people aro qulte the verse of stralt-laced. He has for Ited the high favor and the inti acy whlcli he at one time enjoyo't' t'he court of St. Petersburg, whero V Wlll Edil ill t ?wi nnd Of 1 ln J to c seril broi and Leg . M you ltu.ii goe rea. wai frei tlia nee sho of . was treated by orders of tlie pres t Czar as a member of tho tmpc il famlly; ln the Muscovlte capital id on tho banks of the Seine ho ls t down as having beeome soelally together tinpossjlble, und ho Is a I'ur.co of great dlstress to his mother. clneess Clothllde. rea of wa sho tha laV i,.-i ..in asj sa*, mo tlu tui oui th ci i na vo aci ls ol Wi thi pe pc PC bo be ri. th T: ti. iu di hl Inleinperiuiee Iu lluvslii. Xo country In thc world suffers so rrlblv from iiitemperunee as Rus a. and lt ls a moot qucstlon whether ,1s curso has beon lncreased or dl ilnished bv tlfc convcrsjon of the roduetion and sale of splrits Into a overnment monopoj^.- One good that ils monopoly has umloubtcdly accom llshed is tliat lt has secured to the llisumer a state guarantee as to the uidity of the stlmulunts that he pur lasea, and the salo oftho uppnlllng olsons whlcli were formerly sold to I lio pcasantry aud lo tho lnborlng ? lasses under the name of vodka has een vlrtuully wlped out. The monop fv ls a SQUrco of ?conslderahle rov iiue to tho Muscovlto government ? revonuo which increases or fllniin-, <lies in proportlon to whether thc ?' eople drlnk more or less. ? ITiuloi* the circumstanc.es, tho good " ?111 aml indorsenient given hy the ? merhtl government to the ln erna- ' lom.1U Aleohollo Congress, whlc-h has f ust been in sesslon at r>t. Peteisburg, ust bo rcgarded with a consjderable I "' mount of suspiclon. The congress r _ InauBiiratod under tho most brll ant oubpKoV. There were all sorta ',- ^rcat'personages willing; to Pronjoto l^th-^ve^lnt^s^r^^^ vit arowVln 3 hui'f.1 In a w ft - itratlvo fashion, when Just ?hexpi'O.tho ?oncroas broke up. ono of the speaK irs^.ubli'ly declared that tfthO/OV -rnment eueouragod ln every way tho ?onsinviptlon of vodku, foi the pur "?lf' t,f,ts0were\rue. lt would not he llio llrst oeeasion of a govornment tiomlng out agalnst temperance. >"a,tner than in favor thereof. In fact, fert erlek tbo tireut. ono of tho most cn flKhtened und aonsibio suverelgns ot tho olghtoenth century, even went so far ns t? penallao tomporance. Thus, In 177H, hc issuod a proelama li,,n over his slgnaliu'e. deplorlng "tho lncreased eousumptlou ot coiiec bv my subjeots, and tho amount of nioni'v that goes out of the country ln ...uiseounnia. thereof- Everybody is using i-offeo. This must no longer he. Mv suhieclH must anu shall drlnk bec,', lluivc |j?*t? brought up oa beer, f)?l'M HOME BAKED FOOD, fresh, good, irVholesome, cconomical. Readlly anatie with No Alum No Ume Towder ?re my ancestors. Innumerablo i have been .ought aml won by ,n soflllers nourlshed on beer. do not belleve that coffec-drink ildlcrs can bo depotided upoii tO ? hnrdship or to conquor our eno? dioul.l another war occur.'" In the Kims acluallv forbadc thn latlon of the coffee berry, and ited a corps Of ofllclal coffee rs. wIiohc duty lt wa.s to noso ,1 thOK" CliKagCil ln the.i oastlllK ,1c of coffc iinl to land them ln I had thc deslred effect. nnd; ,,|.|.il out of popular favor until after the Nnpolconle it waa ln liermnny that tcm-I :c organizations mav be .-ald to This usslo havo had tholr blrth. Thc flrst ..I .hcse wns tho Order of'St. Chrlsto iher. formed by fclRismund von Dle trlchsteln, on .lanuury 18. l'.lV. tho mehnborfl of which wero picdscrl to abctnln from toast drlnklng. lt wns followcd by tho K0-cullot Order r>f Teinporanec. founded by th., Lnndgravo of Hesso on December 25, 1800. The members of thls Order nt Tcmpcrance nolemnly vowed ou tlio Iloly t-'crlpturen not to drinlt moi <; than Ht-ven glBSBe? of liquor at a tlme. nnd that not Oftener than twICO a day. From thi.- lt will bo saon that the :,. elety, whlle, lt may "ave been one or teinperan.-e" waa ccrtalnly not onc Of total abstlnence. (Copyrlght, 1.10, by the Brentwood co.) Daily Queries and Answers Address all communlcatlon- for thls column to Query Editor, r stamps valued and no dcalers' names will bc given. _ nll.... Of I'arl". etc. ?it is the populatlon of I'nrls? RBADEB. . populatlon of Parls at tho last s waa 2 71-1.088. The reclpe you st will be published ihortly. ?, < stalogucs. ?,..-,. tell me where I can get a f yaluable rdltions of books aud Uo" toldov?iTr,. Mcllwalne. Stato ,lan. Richmond. Va. lie may bc to furnish you wlth such a llst. u at least toll you wherc . ou can e lt. _ YVItbln Our Field. rld Lewla. Paterson, >,. -I---1',. "bs which vou send us ev?len y ?'? t? M?iin newspaper contest with 7-. paper ban no concern. \\ o . .... r tiicm here. toni inas doir shoi pr i: ??Mi, - W foll T low rlat of I'ec rou .luii H Jull (fo Inmsburs nml Ibe I_roporad Ul?- th< |icuHnry. ^ or oC The Tlmes-Dlspatch: ,ja) r?ln replY to un article appearlng lo )'-day's Issue of your paper. headed ,jf lliamsburg Wanfa No Di.-per.-sary," to signed Lyon O. Tyler, presldent _-_ v'llliam and Mary College, we think, up ustice to oiirselvea as cltUens and yc ur town,'that the mlijlcadlng repre atloha mude thereln should bc ]JO jgllt to the attention of the Ptibllc, Bp cspecially to the attention ol tho sr (sloture of Virginia. no r Tyler starts cut by auotlng from th r news column the staternent ' \\ll- v> taburg wanta a dispensary. anl w? - nn to say. "It tho statcment luul tn "ome neople i" WUUarosburg as t u ie2 ' It would have been po from critlclam." We, say now of . willlamsburg does "'"?',.,ttni?1 * ds a dispensary?thc needs will bo l'c wn later. Compare the, personnel ar mr petltlon wlth that of U.Q other. W you Will flnd 00 lier cent. of tho Pl I bona fide -Itlzena and taxpayets th the town are on 11. Our petltlon er . KOtten up for the purpose of >< Wng tc, tho Legleldture of ?Vlrslnla tl t'the substantial. tax-paylng and ei -abiding ciement of the town was tc ind it. For instance, wo have two *" ;.ials of the college and two of the lum on our llst who pay, we daro m -, as much tax to the town. if not tl re than tho comblned authoritles of jt two lnatitullons. AVo made n<> noc- u nal. house-to-hutiso canvass to se- U ?0 sig-iiaturcs, the great majority of u m bolng volunteers. Wlth threo ex- , itions Mr. Tyler has socured the t, lies. wo may say. ot tho solid negro j, c of thc town, aml he. known, as '1 ilo a polltlcian aa he is, that thero p i vast differonco between a pclltlon t: thla character and a vote. "For tho tl vs that are dark and thc trloks r it are valn, thc heathen Cliinoc Ih a juliar." f iVby not submlt thc nuestlon ton e" Ilo says the oxpense would be ? great AVo are stire the-small ex nsc, would fall llghtly on thc ' mer-petUioncrs. AVhy do wo want eloct on? Simply to have tho op- c rtunitv of demonstratlng to t < 1 dy of the pocple tiie great beneflts to derlved trom * dispensary, and to ., I their mlnds of the ghost storles , .y ave heard on thc other side. .Mr. , rler has" no interest whatever In t o town und doesu't care to have ( v. Ile Know. nothing about con- - llons horo and lias never troub ed , mself to know. To Ulustrato hls ( on_ i?iioraico iu sticlvinatters,, ho ys "Willlamsburg has flourtshel to , i iinprocedentod degreo under local , tion.Nlne years ago it had no n- , latrles, and now it has two banks, , sawmlll (ho means evtdontjy a plan g-mllli, an leo plant and a .hnUtlns lli, all doing- tt flno buslness. If Mr. eler had suld "nlne' years ago wo had . i of thc above lndustrles, save one, ? )lng a flourlshlne business, hut since ical option obtalncd no Indusiry ot ;iy klnd has reared its head in yo an ent capital," with thla corrootlon his ;ateinout "would havo beon free rrom i-itlcism." Tho town, in fact, is as i us Stradivarius was the greatest tor of his famoiiH family and waa K his be?t work about 173:1. ??'? ild be sure, however. that the im~ t on the violin la original and not Imltatlon. UMlrur I.tcoq."^_ iil vou klndly toll me what book-; jwb "MonsleurLecoq,' byOaborlau? *crc ia no special book which foJ < "Monaleur Decoq." Among Gabo ??, most celobrntc-d ?rc "Honora he Name," "Flle No. 113." "Othor "ple's Money." "The Widow lf* ge," "The Mystery of Orclval, etc. nn Hawthorne. Indlv give me the address of Mn an Hawthorne, tho author. onkcrs. New Tork. His offlce ??*? 5s is ln care of New \ ork Amei i Ncw York Cltv. ld tlie Ilcndlng. eader, Drakea Branch, Va.: We not prlnt the names you wlsh tn 4 column.______ il as a doornatl. and ln a gre.-t mclal strait. Only a few dayB ago ivlduul cltlzens bad to glvc a bond $i.?oo to releaao a load otcarbwe r light purpoBCB). held C. K). D. at depot, thla act alon..- <-_*.ln_ U'< ,-n from total durkness. itacks of warranta aro held _>>??';-; iks, with no money ln tho treasurj meet them. Wo have a bond Issuo $30,000, and frequently ure unabio meet thc tnterest on it. V, o ure ;ed to tho very llmit of our cbarter eady, and haven't money enough.un propriated to flll a ??W*.--h**JJ Mr. Tyler says "we ure flourlsnlng an iiiiprceeUented degree." jur town is just as convenlent a-j ^slblo for tho sale of llquor, and -ak-easles are flourlshing to a do -e that the young and the olo havo trouble n obtalnlng all the whlakcy ?y want?especially tha atudenu. A .Istle around the corner and joiir mts' are Intmedlatcly supplled. sc a students say. We have no scwer e no water for fire purposes. no lloe nrotoctlon (the only semblance a policcman belng a town scrgeani io fllls no less than half a d-OZOn sltloh's, reoelvlng a nomlnal saJary a worklng on coinmlsslou), ann jrst of all la wo havo no money to ovl.lo for tnc absolutc essentlals -to e erijoyment of llfe. llmb and prop tv \11 of thego evlls. wo clalm. can , femedled by a dispensary, under e guidance of the Common Council, ery member of whlcli (inoludlng tha wn otdclals) has slgned "for dlspen ry." We clalm that from the revenues ?rlved, which aro now diverted hy e illegal sale of wlilskey and tho g trade, we can secure police prci ctlon, Improve tho health of the ?wn (by sewernge). havo water lor ro and domcsvtlc purpeses, decrease Buranco rates and p'edge ourselvcs . break up the spoak-easles, stop tlio ,- trade. deprlve tha students?Dr. vler's protoges?of all access to tlu* *)lson. In ahort, wo will QJlJoy all io luxuries of which wo have been surlved, and ln which thoy havo svolofl, to-wlt: Dr. Tyler and hls son, salary of $4,000 a year between them, nd perqulsltes. such as elcctrie llghts, itl. bath and others too many to m_n on. In Justice and In excuse for Dr. ylor's ideas about exlstlng conditions ere. wo wlll say tliat hc has evidently onfounded "the clty'a unpreccacntcd lourlshing condition" with his own. , As to thc Eastern Statc Hospltal uthorlties, wo will say that Dr. Brunk, io superlntendont, being a newcomor. .us said that ho would, as superln endent, tako no oltlctal action on the uoation for or agalnst tho dispensary. 'his ollmlnatos one of tho two "greaf nstlti.tlons. Ellmlnate Dr. Tyler and his trouble would he ended; Thls articlo, already growlng too oiig, but with arguments ad Inflnltum vliich will bo ventllatod before tha tomrnlttee, wo most rcspectfuljy close or a future hearlng. K "W. WARBURTON. Mayor. JOHN W. JONES, ll. D. PBACHY. Children u FOR FLETCHE 'C A 3 T O Ory The large capital and surplus of this company .make it onc of the most powerful financial institutions in the South. Firms, corporalions and individtials controlhng large under takings will appreciatc the advantages of business atfiliattoii with a banking institution of such magniuide. The Merchants National Bank Eleventh and Main Streets, / SAFEST FOR SAVINGS.