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Tliri'Sl'AY, ;r.i:r.\i:v DISCHAIIGIM* A I'l III.IC 1)1 IV. lt waa y.stcrday brought to our at? tention for thr first time- tlmt tlic D.il timore and Rlchmond Christian A<1 ocatc, ltcv. .lames Cannon, Jr., prcsi? dcnt, luul approprlated bodlly, wlthout chango of ;i letter antl Wlthout credit cknowlodgment, an article wlilch appcurcd ln the r.lclimoncl virglman of February 11. Tne article was an attnek upon The Times-Dispatch. It contnlncd .i staternent upon whlch we f-ct the stamp of untruth shortly after Its appearance In tho RJchmond Vlr? glnlan, aud th'* staternent, so stamped, - wlth thc Richmond Vlrginfan's entlro article, Is taken over and clr culated as its own by the Baltlmore and Rlchmond Christian AdvOcate, un? der date ol February 17. llow ihe good Mcthodlsts wlio pay JJ a year in advance to read the Chris? tian Advoeate wlll vlew such a pro i-eeding wc do not undertake to say. ls it any affair of ours. The ethical spirlt whicli shall pcrvadc the ians of thc churches is a matter for tlio churches to supervlse and detor aiinc. JJtit there is another slde to this [lluminatlng little Incldent, and thls slde is a proper and indeed a necessary subject for our com me nis. No one supposos, of course, that a publicatlon siipported by a great church simply stole an article front one of its cx -?tiangcs which happencd to please its rancy. Every one will understand thnt ihe Itlchmond Virglnlan's articlo was ippropriated by the Christian Advo :ate through some klnd of "arrange rient" with the former paper, through -oine community of Interest between two, through some identity of de il3, hopes, ambitions and pcr rinali'.ks. Thc incideiit, tberefore, ns to rcveol for thc tirst time a ? . ? ? ? ? i inlo bv thc Uifli ?uil the hope nf g lazo at lli upon what is pa; ??o a virtue; l'orb form of weaknos tlyoness but In igreeable public i, patlence ceases to arance takos on the ; and, not ln vindic dlschargo of a dis duty, wo .slutll fo ?nce put a pln into thc Klchmond Vlr .Iiiit-ii and ho'd it up for this com? munity to look at. No newspaper that is worth Its s'tilt :an run long without rnaking cneinies. "herever there are newspapers that speak their minds there Is iJIssatis 'action wlth thoso newspapers. """her-l there is dissatistaction with lewspapers ihore nre keen-eyed pro- ? ifoters studylng how to capitalizc tiiis ' ) lissatisfaction and turn a few pennles 11 rtit of it. This was the exaci sltuatlon | n Richmond which led to thc blrth of i lie Richmond Virginian. But whlle I. here was, as there must always be. v in element in Riclimond that was not i ?atisfled with any <j^rfhe papers al-j j ?eady here. ii w.._-a y+art" "eVideiit to I c tny buslness man* that t1!e fleld was ? .Iready pretty thoroughly covcred. It f vas enually ovuk-nt that, to succced, s iie new paper iriusi .omehow sharplyl'i lifferentiau- itself from the papers al- | n ?eady here. That was the plain busi-1 0 i of th- sltiiation, but how to takel ii idyarttage or it? The existlng papers j u ireached progress an l peace, law and ?rder. agrlculture and industrial dc elopment, educatlon and good roads, :indncs_ and good-wlll. llow ln the vorlrl could tho new paper spcclallze or the money tliere was ln ii? Well, here wus one fleld which no existlng ?r had pre-empted: the field of norulky made while you wait by law, ip morality; Uio morality whicli ?uikes broad its phylactories and says ts prayers in tho mar ket-place; the olior-thaji-thou morality which ihe Id Pharlsees have left a namo to reyer. This field. we cdnclude, cked good to tho promoters. They ide it look better by an advertising (npaign (>i unparalleled abuso against e existlng papers, whlch broke all 'uuiis. not merely ?i professlonal urteBy, bul Of common bonesty aml e'ency; _o, wiili a cargb of hard ? 1! ! lilli . ,-.-! that a ae duly! Ii.li nl i. . .lckia'n. sed III Of CO Ivonti ptpps ? their pi ? vi'riuc a i-i Kpei ki ii dlffleuH' ecplttj; Movb wolumu-; ulwu''? cxactiy. iccurate nnd fair, and they knetT, fur her, tliat e.vistinpr papers were doing tli Ihnl any papers COtlld _- to keep helr i-olumns abovo Just reproaeh. It hey dld not know thls, lf thoy sup losed thal they could produce a paper nlrer nnd more accurate than any >apcr already here, thoy were quickly Itl-CCOlVCd. Wo shall weary our rradcrs wltb no erles of illustratlons, It is nocessary ni>- to point to n slngle news story, .ppcarlug In the second issue of tho tlchmond Virginlan, to drlve the nnil n up to thc head. Thls story purports n narrato and describe the "warm c-I.-onie" given to the Richmond Vlr Inlan by nnj eager and gratoful pub c, nnd immediately became a elassie f everythlhg thnt n news story should ot under any clrenmstances he. It In ludcd, among other thlngs, an Imagi iry Intcrview wlth Lleutenant-Oov rnor Kllyson stat ine that lhe rtlch lond VirglnlHn was "exactly what the tiitc needs." Mr. Ellyson hns since epudlatod this "tntervlew" as false ln oto. and hls Ictt-f wns printed in ono dttlon of the riichmond A'irglnlnn. AVe now tlie dimculties of belng always ecurale, nnd we shall not say that hls exponent of the New Morality on ho second dny of Its lif<* was caught cd-handed trying to palm off a de Iberate fake upon Its readers. But or b paper whlcli was trylnjr to mako lean capital out Of the alleged in eeuracles of the papers with which lt splred fo competc, the occurrence was s humilinttng as lt was llluminatlnK. nd this same news story contalned nother offense, far worso and far ore diffleult to overlook or forglvo. cqptalned thls shameful paragraph: By the samo token is domonstratert no unc'ortal.n way thc popular de and for a journal unfottered by sel -h lnterests, unpre.judiccil by sordld fluepees and not eontrolled by eoni srclal niifl politieal conslderatlons. This is a. flat chargo, mado for tho iko of lhe money there was In If, iat the policies of tho threo exlslih'g ipers, one or all. arc governed by loir proprletors' pockots, that whllo -etendiiiR- lo advocate what is for ie f-eneral pood. they veally advocate hat wlll further thoir owner.' prlvato ilercsts. Please remember that thls i.arpe appears, not In thc editorial jlumns, where blas and even the rossest prejiidlce aud unfalrnoss can e looke,] for and ulseountcd, but in ie news columns, which purport to lve only slatcments of known fact. nd under the tnspiring beadlng. "Full. air. Clean and Accurate News." So ir as this paper is coneerned, a more nfair, unclean and inaccurato state icnt was never made; a more aboint ablo oulrage upon tbe Truth wa) ever perpetrated. 11 would stand irever as a blot and crown of shamo pon a journal whlcb made no pre msions 10 superlor virtue. but frankly timitted that it was out for the busl <:.s. An.l when we reflcct that lt ap ears in a suiuk organ of professed anctlty, tbe porpc rises and the very itomacb turns and revolts. But the heart aud soul of a news? paper repose not in its news columns. but on Its editorial page. Here. lt anywhero, the advertlsed morality s.houUl sit entlironed, oxudinp sweet ness and li-^iit to al] who draw near. Let us, therefore, draw near to the saneuis sanctlsslmc and see what wo shall seo. We see at once odd sights: commerce naklng stran_e beUfellows. AVhen tho nrelimhiary advertisenionts of a new inper of preat hollnesg went out? Vhlch even nt tliat early date tlie laltlmorc-Rlchmond Chrlstian Advo ate noted with a lottd and lovlng ap roval not echoed, curlously enough, i any other church paper?a wonder rose iu our land ns to what other ?orldly editor among Us* would be ad Idged IH to hreatlie the hreatli of the few Morality into the columns to Dtne. Thls pardonobie o'urloslty has ever been deijaitely satlsfiod. The let was thal an unpleasant mlsunder landing developed right at the start. he one editorial writer whoso con octlon with the New paper has been fiicinlly made publlc gave oul two Ifferent statenients, one in a letter to local newspaper. one cdltorially ln is own newspaper?they all seem to ave an anchor to wlndward ln somo ther paper?and tflese statenients ap eared so contradictory that lhc cxact ituation boeanie more obscuro than ver. liowewr, this gentleman is now ndcrstood to rank as "chier editorial ontr|btitor." Cut thouph prohihltion nd Anti-Saloon League affatrs aro far nd away the "clilef" matters thnt the tichmond Arirginian discusses, that pa ?er luis announced that he ls uct re ponslble foi* theso cdltorials, ns. m' leed, nearly everybody famillar wlth iis vlews could have guessed. Somo me else oomposes the Anti-Saloon od toriais; and thls wrlter's Jdentity can ioubttqss now hc figured out by the jreat freedom with uliici, the presi lent or the Chrlstian Advocate appro' prlates hls writings. circulatos them as Lhe Advocate':; own, aiul thus thriftily tights th- Rtchpiond Vlrglnlan's bat? lle.- wltli a double-barrojled gun, '??rtainly theso edftorlals, lf any, -hoiihi reveal the New Morality al it) iest and hlghest, Let us. then, exam ne thom for a moment, not hoping tc un down all the gross mlsreprescnta ion lhat permealc.s them to the core, 'or thal would he Impossible in tho limits of this page, but, conilnlng our ielves i'. a slngle Instructlvc Incltlent. By one, wc shall ltuow all; and the |iuper fapabl.o of actiug as lliis Xow uapor has acted iu one ease is capablc ? f dolhy lln- smile iiiin^- wherever aml ivhenovei* lt. own needs deniund. Now whlle tln- Uichmond yirg.luian lia_ taken all morality to be its prov? lnce, il l.as taken Lhe. parllcular mo? rality Cor whlcli the Aiiti-S'aloqii Leaguo Miiiuls io be Us special atid pccullar purtiuisito. l'or the rnomonl tln- iiuestion of Stiiic-witle proiilbltiot Btands u? itH om.- loiig sult; the om -trlng to hs bow; the oue plain nx.cji.se indi ed, thal it has for extsting at all "Good business" demandetl tiuttj u should iuanu this sirin^ t'or nll ii'wa; w 'nn, aml better business qrged, , cuiupalyu vl a)JEuul.l up.n Wie o?l.Uui paper.", imn,- of whnm hnpprn to fnvor tho Anti-Saloon ".ongue's de.?lre for *"tnte-? lile prohibltloti, lt wns not loriff, thercfore, before the community cspied th,- apostla of Jonrnalt-itt. god llnc"f_ up lo lts ClbOWg ln thr strcnm. spotitlng Mttcrly nnd drnnunclng thls paper ns lho cnr my nf the home nml the church. \Ye oiirjielveg wore not much eonccrned abotll thls self-dls I'hiy. wc watched Ihe prooeodiiiRs wlth inlld interest; hut when we percolved the New paper t"eltlnp- nfoot a very serlous mlsstateinrnt of the positlon nf thl.o paper, we e.illed its attention to lts error. osstimlng. even then, ns n niat tcr of course thal the retrnction whlch honest seeular papers nlwnys glve in such ;> case, would promptly follow. Instead. the New paper bOldly rcpeated Ils oflfense next day, and we theretipon resrelfulij- set the stamp of untrulh upon it and chnllenged It to make frood lts words. The laoel stlll stands where wc pasted 1t down. Thn ehal lehge still stands, !<tlll studiously tg nored, The paper ennnot make good its words. nnd knows that lt ennnot. Init lt inoves too elose to the ground, it seems, to he able tn rise to manly retraetlon. It has dropped the qnota tion markS; dlscarded the "favorite slogan'' clalm ns though lt Imrnt ia? lt would hurn any honest pnperi; but down to the last opportunity. it ls still sneaking and snuggling in n rcm Inlscence of its former statcment. litig ging and slobbering- over its own re vealed untruths, ln some mean effort, we suppose, to brazen lt out and save its fnce. And the Haltimore and Rich? mond Christian Advocate, .lames Can? non, .Ir., presldent, nids and abo-ts the Richmonnl Virginian and generousiy contrlinites lts front page and more to the carrying- on ot the glorlous work. In the light of one. we may undcr stand all. Ky their "rtilts yo shall know them. rtilllng tho mask off of Vlrtue that Is not I i no ngreeable task. and we hnve nndertaken it here, for once, only becauso it seemed to us right that tho community should undorstand what manner of solf-constftutcd prophot lt has. For ourselvss, wc remain. as we began, untroubled and sercne. Tho Times-Dispatch has _een prophots riso and fall before now. It has wcatiicrcd much abuse. as thc loglcal price of saylng what it ihinks. and It evpect. to weather much more. It?wlth its predecessor?stood herp a long -whlle before the Richmond Vlrglnlan cam_, aml lt expects to be here a long whilo after tho Riclimond Virginlau is gono.., Rut we linger too long at our un pleasant duty, and must now he dono with It. Wo shall not pause to cxdoho the long series of pervcrsions that sully coluinns not yet a month old. Wa shall not stop to handle as lt deserves the mallclous reproduction In those coluinns of the statcment of a country newspaper that The Tlmes-Dispatch ls the "acknowledgcd organ of the suloons and the whiskey trust," thougii we think there. are several ln the Moral oflice whu know well tnat this statcment 's false. We shall not even ?stay io show up the untruthtulnes,* of lts represcntatlon that Tho Tlmes Dlspatch has repudlated Its o*">n, cdl? torial coluinns, ihough thc fact Is that The Tinies-DIspatcii has repudlateu no word that ever appeared in lts columns, not even thc chance verbal turns of its wrltors of many yeais ago. There ls, Indeed, . much more that mlght be added, but wc trust we have now said enough to point tho contrast between thc slcek pretenslons uf tho New paper and that papcr's actual character; to show thc depth and .tlio nature of its adv.rttsed morality; t,: turn for a moment a scarchtnjr flash llght upon tlio journal whicli has publicly thanked God that it is not as other papers are, and In so short a whlle has set ull clean and honest papers in sound of its voice to echolng thc thanksgivlng. Ot all typos of manhood, the nornml American despises most the hypoerlte and the humbug. Of all types of hypo crlsy, he despises most hypocrisy af fccied for the sake of money gatn. Now we turn aside this morning from our labors to put thls mark upon the foro hoad of the Riclimond Vlrglnlan, to wear where lt wili and henceforward to go its own way. It is a paper whicli was no genlleinan when it wa* born, and which ihe sweot llght of day has noi sutnmoned to asplro and to cliinb: a paper whlch has delibera";e-' Iy elected to wear thc meek robc of salntship to conceal we know not what torments o" deslred gain and ot am bltion of tho earth earthy; a paper whlch kisses heaven wlth its Ilps and snuggles tho comfortablo ground with lts bosoni; n. paper whlch advertlses Ua morality in thc Rlalto, and does not, | we fcar, know the only morality that ever amounts to anything?the mor? ality that comes from a noble, kindly and huinble heart?by slght. There is no need for us to wrlto an epitaph for any man or any paper dovoted to sueli kleals as these. Tl.at has been douo far better than any unihsplrcd pen could do it by Sl, Pau!, wltn whoso famous thirteenth chapter to tho Corlnthlans, the olorlca) members of tho New paper's staff are assuredly famlliar. And it was done beforo that by one greater than .St. Paul, w)u. sbook tho world wlth Hlts tcrrlblo ile nunclatlon of those scribos and phnrl seos, hypocritcs, whom we call to re mombranco to-day as tho truo t'orq runners and prototypes of tho Rleh monil Vlrglnlan of thls present year of our I,ord. (il'TTIM- Hlb i_l" '"..IH "IM ULUITY i'*i.A*n iin",i The Taft adininlstiutlon's rcadiness to consirijo away or olherwlse got rld of tho publicity feature p? thc corpo? ration tax law is in one ivny i-oinmend ablp, ln vlew ot tho very wkicsprcad and reasonable opposition to it. Ncvcf llicloss it auiuunts to vlrlual repudia lion ot tho whole measure, even though tlio r'resitlont still deolarea ihai It will bo glveii-in "falr Ulal." Tho rove nue i'ossiblllty ol" this law wa.s a deuill and a maiier of eoniparat.l'vo indiiTei i-ncu ln ils authmv. The administratlon dbl noi iiiigii it for Ihe money. The IH-iuic.'unuiuatt-vt iho law, waa lo. mako thc AffAlri ot Ineofimrslod bU-lfl6Mtt a "mnt.ier of publh' reroril. us a sun jiosi-.i'x sane nnd wholrsomc aid ln thcl ri-irnlHlion Put thr ir-rrfts under which thls wa, lo be done ?.-li- SO SrArellltlir: thc up portuniti.-s for needless .>i"' undeaervn injury so Rrent; tho opposition to It jtj !?oen nnd general, ih.it II gradually be ?nmo eieur th.it n rlghl cnforconient o ihe letter of thls ln? would bo con rary to publlc policy. Tiiereforo wi iave flrst seen the admlnlstratlon hooIc up to ?'inlcrpret" it n?.i> I')' cnccuUvi irder; nnd now we find it polntlng s low und tniiro deiiniii- way for ?com dctrly oxtlngulshlns lt. H- l",s hoet lapplly dlseoverod tlini th'* Inw pro l.les no appropriatlon for classlfylnj ind tndcNlnp the returns In such I vny as lo make them avullnblo foi nspcctlon or useful to any purpoac iVithout such .1 system, publielty, wlllli lOmlnally there, would practlcally bi liowncil out. Congress ls now bclni ipproached for an npproprlation o iSO.noo to Install thc necded llllng sys em, lf ii refuses, as ls -vory likely he publielty feature will \iitually hav, leon thrown overboard. The loss wlll be n small one. Fov vlll pausc to drop tears upon tho ncw nade gravc. Yet tlie- nulllllcatlun o hls clause leaves tlio law bndly mutl aieii and reft of lt" chief' cause o icliip. ln hls message of Juno 10 last irglng tlie enactment of thls law, Mt I'aft said: "If now. by a perfectly leglt mate and cfTcctive systi m of taxatlon ve aro Incldentally able to posscss thi rovernment and the stockholders ani he publlc of the real business transac .lons and the galns and pr.>tlt_ of ever; ?orporatlon in thc country. wc hav nade a step toward thc -upcrvisor; *ontrol of corporations which may prc rent a further abuso of power.'! Thi anguago and thls purposo have natu rally beon rrRardcil as hlghly Importah md signli'icant. But thoy scem llkel; iow to amount to nothlng at all, sinc< t Is evident that such returns fron 'every corporation In tho country" an isclcss, if they are plled up in a store lousc in such a way that neither gov rnnicnt nor stockholders n.>r the pub lc can get at them. What becomes oi ho advertised "step toward suporvts.or*} lontrol"? AVliat must bo thought o he nrmness and judgment and surencs: f purposo ot" an adininislration wliicl ntroduccs a measure with a rarc flour sh of trumpcts, only io dtscover late) liat it has defects so serlous as to war ant its quiet abandonment? Tlie corporation tax law has tw> rreat brldges to cross. One ls founi ti tlio apparently growlng scntim.n hat Congress should repcal the whob hing. Thc- other is tho L'nitcd State iupreme Court's revlew of its constl utionallty, now scheduled for Marcl i. One or tho other of theso ough o make an end uf it Thc inlnutc that Sprlng ls relcasei rom thc lock-bOx whore they ke?] ici- nlne months in tho year, shi nakes a bee-linc of thc bee-iest uin< or Hichmond. The gentlemen appear to have boei . littlc prerriaturo ln squabbling ovci ienutor TIHman's shoes. A man in Flushlng, L. I., ls tln ather of 32 children. Tliis lodks ti is much like a case of hank-accoun aiicidc. The Supreme Court's eagcrness ti lecldo the Tobacco Trust caso ls on. >i tbe most Interestlng thlngs nevc lotiecd in these parts. Tho poets- unlon nobly cclebratoi SVashlngton's blrthday by refralnlni from writing the usual number o januot-tell-a-lie p'oems, but the Joke smiths seemed unable to keep awa* from tho littlc old hatcnet. Why the mlschief is nobody plannin; i national homc-comlng for' Mr. Falr banks? He's at least three feet talle Lhan thc much-toasted oolonei. "Willlam .7. Bryan dincd wlth th President of Chill. Of courso, lf aomothlng even to dine with a prosi lent. llogs have risen fo 59.70 a hundred woip-ht ln Ohio. and wlll you kludi pass the stowed beans?. Peaccful Nelson after thls? The arona where the Xelson-AVolgas eombat took placo was named th Richmond. We object. The Rlcbrh-'ni gentlemen always fight until thev ar knocked out and then usually arls and contlnue tbe scr_p ,]ext doy "Caught in Rociicster.V says tb headllne; And serrod him vlgbt fo gomg iliere. add We. If Mr. Wolgast is really looking fo trouble now. let bj,,, repaJ- to rh? ndelphia aud beeome a strikebreaker. James Cook. im Amorlcan rallroa conductor, is in nri?n- i? -ir??i,.? _,? ..l.nii,- ?<? ,. P'ison ln Mexlco. rh til ilii-?5 'V" r"">**-; of Amerlca t get into trouhle seems to bo llmltlesi n-,w'lnStn! Chl"''*'-lll says that hl party wlll stand or fall by tho IIous , i,n i ,, ," M" Tl""'*"t hls part had undertaken to si, for awh,lo jus At this partleiiij falrs It tv-ould i,( would eono- : is an epg fri ir juncture of af ' mercy if Dr. AVile ard and toll us whe Iii.Albany ,;, Assoclatofl Press I writing a pretty falr hjatory of Inoi] ernjoglslative corrupUon ln tho Stat of Ncw A ork. Tl"' I'lon ,,f Mittirc. Llfo is swc< Tlio w.irl.l For li un ih ii i vou inakc It, illlos! Each um ' la not a chuiieo cond csale'dii ?'?1 Ull-lVlSQ fl'llltiOU ?'? aml ivldo. " ?' ? ii lier might, imoiidud 1 ; 'lc..il uliouui be faulili'ss, uiih dlsord "i lliu *..??. U-OllU1-* _A.NL_- JOHNSON, LORD ESHER IHE 'S AOVISER Is J'osscsscd of More Influcncc Than Any Onc in Great BriUain. BETWEEN KING AND PEOPLE Monarch Rclics Upon His Ad viccjn Mattcrs of National and Intcrnational Moment. II v i.a ""tAiiquiSK nr* fontknoy. LORD ESIIER'S eldest son, the ilon. Oilvor Hrott, who is now ln thls country, vlsltlng- Wnshlngton and fricnds nnd relatlves nt Boston aud In New York, has Arnorlcan blood ln hls velhs, for hls mother, Lady ! Esher, ls a daughter of the later Baron Van der Weyer, who as Helglati tiiln fstor played' so Important n. role ln England, ospoclally nt court. during the narller pnrt of Cjuepn Vlctorla's rclgn, when tho rolatloha between thc reignlng houses of Belglum nnd Oroat Brltnln were Of a fur moro elose and Intlnialc character than they are to day, Lady Esticr's mother, thn Baroness Van der Weyer, was an Amcriciin, bo Ing tho daughter of .loseph Bates, of Boston, the Amejrlenn partner of the Barlngs. joseph Ratos was 11 partlcu , larly well known tlgure In English llfo j slxty and sovoqty years ago, nnd hls suburban home, Sheen llousc, standlng twenty acres of ilnely tlmbered ground, b< twoon Mortlako and Rich? mond Park, ono of the most pletur osquo places ln tho Thames Valley. was celebrated for Its hospltallty and as the rcndo.vous of ilistlngulshort Engltshmen wlth Amorlchn vlsitors of note. Many of the latter obtained their Introductlon to Kngllsh society through Sheeu House. whlch figures. along with the names ot the Bateses, ln numorous volumes of memolrs and romlnlscencos prlnte-d <>n both sldes of tiie Atlantic. Whon Klng l.ouls Plill ippe of Franco lost his throne, hls chlldren and grandehlldren precedod hlm tn lii--- flight to England. nnd on their arrlval Joseoh Bates placed Sheen llouse al thclr dlsposal. II was there that they wero lolned later on hy the exiled King, wlio only stlbsequently moved to tho royal pain,,, of Clare mont. lent to him by Queen Vk-torin. To-day Sheen House is no longer ln exlstence. Tho whole estate Imn been cut up Into bulldlng lots. Lady Eshor ls a very glftcd woman. and has produced several volumes of pooms, wlth the name of Kloanor Eshor on the tltlo page. Young Ollvi Brett has likewlso a Galllc strain in hlm, for his grandmothor, tho late Lady EsTier, was of Frcnch blrth. Mlle. KiiKenle Mayor. stepdaughter of tho well-known Colonel Gurwood, whoso name wlll bc remembered by all who aro interested in milltnry historv in connectlon wlth hk standard works on the campalgns of the Duke of u'ei lington. "I llccillni'if c lnfliirni*e.M As for Lord Esher himself, he ls uti doubtedly tho m,,st Influentlal man of tho present reign lu England, and h: on several occaslons been made thc object of more or loss covert attack; in Parllament, in tiie press and ln tln: leadlng: rovi.ws, on the subject of hla alleged "illcgitlmato inlluences court." if hls Influenco exclted cc demnatlon and 111 wlll. li was i 'Iim lt was nefarious, hut because it was unconsiltutlojial, since I.ord Esher. havlng on several occaslons declined Cablnet oflice. is not one of the con stitutional advisors of thc sovereign. Indeed, the only tw*o offlces which lie holds are that. of Deputy (Jovernor of Windsor Castle, the object of whlch ivs to srive idni a connectlon with tho royal household, and that of mem? ber of the fmoerlal Defense Cominltte Both nre unpald. If I.ord Eshor has rel'used ministe. rlal office it Is because he has rei l/.ed thnt hls power. or rather what he eonsiders to be hls usotulness the Klng, would be Impaired rather than Increased thercby. and the down fall of thc admlnlstratlon of whlch h formed part would have rondered it Impossible for him to remain on the most t rusted oonfidentl.l advlsor his sovereign, whoso counsel and opln? lon is sought by his royal master ln every affair. ranging from issues of natlonal and Internatlonal importance to household and family questlons namely, even to trlvlal purchases. In fact, to the lnitiated. both in England and abroad. Lord Ksher has been known for several years past as "thf power hehlnd the throne" in Great Britain. ln order to understand his indu enco it is necessary to bear in mlnd the radical change In the llfe of the Klnpr since his accession to the tlironf Whlle stlll Prlnce of Wales, he was lu personal touch wlth the ouler world He not only helonged to manv of the leading clubs, but 'ikewiso frequented tv.em. Ills frlends and acquaintanecs had their free sav. and were able. to speak to him wlthout reserve. True, he was a prlnce, but first and fore most an English gentloman. such as themselves. By mingllng with them he thus leai'ned at first hand the trend of popular sentiment and beeame s nuninted dlreetly wltli the news . the day?tiiat news whlch does not tind lts wav into the coluinns of the pross, but the knowlod_e of wlilch Is novortheloss indisoensablo to a correct apprecintion of the question*- of tho hour. IvIiik VIcwn Source. Whon, however, tho prlnce ascended the throne, ho was coi.pelled by force of clrcunistances to adopt an entirelv different modo of exlstence. The club" inan had become thc Anointed of the Lord, and those who had grasped his hand In good followshlp as cronles were now requlred to bow low and klss II in hmnage to lho sovereign. plubland knew hlm no more. Ile be? eame vlrtually Inaccosslble to his for-; iher frlends, and freedom of spoech, of dlHcussion and of tlio oxprosslon of opinion in hls presenco, beeame a thlng of the past. The result was that ho lost that touch wlth thc outer world whlch rendcrod hlm so import? ant a factor in English lifc while i'rince of Walos. and ho Is nowadays compelled to rely wholly upon one triistod contidunt to keep him acqiialnt ed wlth what Is going on, wlth the news and gossip of tho day, and, above all. with popular .sentiment. That oon lldant is Lord Eshor, and moro than any Cabinol-mlnlster ls he the channcl of communlcatlon between tho Klng and his people. To what extpnt tlic Klng eonfides In Lord Eshor has been perhaps most Hlrlkiriffly shown by tho fact that he Inlrustcd tb hlm sll lho late Qucen's prlvato dlarlos and correspondence, hot; letters, not only to and from statos men, but evon to and from mombors of her famlly, for the purposo of so lec'.r.ng those suilable for puhlicu tlo'n in tho volttme issued hy tho Jlur rays a couple of yoars ago. Xothlng but tlio most unstlntod' commendatlon can ho accorde'd to I.ord Eshor for the raro Judgment, tho musterly tact aml iklh-ai-y whloh ho inanifcsted in con ueetloii wlth tiie compilulioii and odl loisiiin of thls most lnterc,stlng work. Lord Esher, who is gonerally sup nosed io be a naitner of Sir Ernest Cassel. tho Aiiglo-Gerivian tlnnnclor, may bo aald lo liavo given up his on Uro lifc t? iho buslness of tho King, to whom he stand:-. in lho rolation of a 'llic iinprint -.liciwn here you'll lind be nratli .ood, llve, well iirraugcd und attractlve copy. Richmond Advortls in? A_ency, Inc. Mutual Building, / ?ort ?r personal faetotum. It. Is ho who ln oonjiinrtlon wlth hls friends. Lord I.'ari|Uhnr und Blr ISrnest Cassol. onllroly rcorgnnl-.d tho royal hotiso I'nbl nnd tho King's llnanccs, placlng both on a sallsfaetory basls. All Um work of rostorltitr. rcdecornting nnd re arranglng AVIndsor Castle and Its transformiitloii Into tho most luxurlous nnd perfect of roynl abodes In Mu rope, hns beon enrrlod out at hls siiggriHtlon and under hls miporvlslon. Ile ha* dono thn samo for llolyrood nnd Balmoral, and has conv'orted Bucklng ham Palace from tho most hldoous aud unhonlthy of motrnpolltnn rosldoncos Into tho most dlgnlllod of royal homos, possossos a perfect gonlus for arrango Daily Queries and Answers Address all comtnunications for this column to Qtiery Editor, Times-Dispatch. Nomathcmatlcal prohlcms wlli be solvcd, no coins or stamps valucd and no dealers' names wlll bo glvcn. Thc Stpnmcr Ontrni Amerlcn. A readcr scnds us the following: Some oiifi askS when and whero thc Central Amerlca was doBtroyod. Thc steamer Cehtral Amerlca, ln command of Comrrlnndor Lowls Herndon, UnltocJ .States Navy, was wreckcd during o storm when roundlng Capo Ilatterai about l.Hft- or 1SS7. Herndon wns n natlvc of I'"iederlcksburg, Va., aml u more gallntit ofllcer never trod thf dei-lt of a vessel. Ills onlv daughter Kllen Lewls Herndon, marrled CllOStei Arthur whlle collector of the port of Now York, nftcrwards Prosldent of lhc United States. Wlfo** Property. 1. A aud B aro husband and wife. B dles, mado no wlll, and dceded hls real estate to his wlfo; preserved no llfe Interest In deed. Undor the ncw Con? stitution, hns hc a llfe Interest aftct hor death'.' 2. Can one of tho helrs buy all the Other shares and dlsposscss the hus? band? v rtKADKH. 1. We take It lhat the husband wlll have a llfe Interest by "i-urtesy" ln hls wlfe's real estii.te. Her personal property in tlie absence of n wlll rc verts to hlm. 2. No. llonicholil I'i'eiiihiio Contest. There wus an error In the date of the household coupon,premium of Feb? ruary 14, dated Pobruary 1.1.?Can I count thls one ns belng thc 11th, a-- ll should hnve been dated'.' 11- ?'. Tlio coupon of the | 4 th lnstant. dated the 13th, wlll bc acceptcd in Its regular place. Picture of Men's nible Ctn_a. Please tell mc the date of th.* city paper which liad the picture of thc men's Plblc classes maichlng to tho Audltorlum last fall. C. T. This picture was not printed tn The Tlmes-Dlspatch. if printed. It ap? peared ln one of llie afternoon pnpers of Novcmbor 22. 1'.?'?. Slate l.lbrnry. Is thoro a Statc Library where a per? son can got books free of eharvre.? II so, to whom must ono apply for same? A READBR. A'ou cnn secure books on Inler llbrary loan from the State I.lbrarv. of this clty. Teachors, stat.- ..niclals niuj persons rcCOmrnpndod hy State ofllcers can, undcr certaln conditions. havo books sent them for a period of two weeks from the State I.lbrarv. Wrlto to Dr. II. 11. Mcllwalne, State Llbrarian. Voice of the People. vou set torth at great length your reasons why the Legislature should not pass tbc Strode blll to enabb- the votcrs of thls Mate to declde wli.-ther or not tho llquor business shall contlnue to be llccnsed and the proccods of such llcense covered into the publlc treasury. lf The Tlmes Dlspatch dld n..i profess to be a Demo" cratlc paper, or if it wer?- publlshed ln the cltv of New A'ork. where jour r.allsm ls professcdly followed slmply for the money thcrc ls in lt. nothlng would be. thought of yOur attltude in ihls matter. But belng professedly Democratic, on.l publlshed In a clty aud Staie where Journallsm ls. nomlnaily at least, consldered a hlgh professlon, ln deed, a special privlleg.as lt ls sup posed to Involve leadership?your ot tltude is, to use a mlld term, surpris IllK. Bclleving that you are measurably sincere ln your posltlon, however. and that you are willing to make yourself perfectly plain. and do not fcar any antagonlst on thls subject, 1 beg to ask you the following questions, whloh l doubt not you wilb be glad to an? swer to my entire confusion: 1. Did noi the ConStlt'utlonal Con? vention provido for Just such an Issue ns is now sought to bo raised by lhe Strode blll. having thls very subject under consideration? '-. Have the people of this State? the legal voters?any rights to act or seek leglslatlon, supposcd to be bene flcial to them, outslde of thelr capaclty as an organlzed political party? n. Is llcensing tlie saloon a better way to banish it than io prohlblt lt'.' 4. Has tlierc been any evldence of a bltter struggle in thls State on thls. question. so far developotl. save that made by Tbc Tiuies-nispateh, lhe News Leader und thc Itlchmond Evon in.g Journal? r,. Can you glvo any rellablo ovl Clehce thal State prohlbltlon has been a failure anywhore. evldence on which \ou would be willing to stalie tho vcraclty of your paper? 6. lf argulng agalnst prohlbition nnd in favor of llcensing of saloons, and advertlsing whiskey and beer ln your columns with the same force and iip proval that you advertlse the reeog nized useful nccpssltles of life do not constltutc a whiskey newspaper. please stnte what ln your judgiiient doos constilute a whiskey newspaper? 7. ls it not a fact that you havo fought nll sorls ot' rostrlctlve legisla? tion affectlng tho saloon.especially tlie Mann law, wlth proporiionately as much forco as you arc now opp'oslng the Strodo blll? 5. lf supporting the plan of llcensing th0 saloon ls pultlng yourself in oppb sitlon to "the horrnrs mul economlc waste caused by drlnk," what attltude would a paper tako which was not opposed io "the horrors and economlc waste cnusod by drlnk"? U. If you refuse to publiah this com? municatlon, wlll it bo because u is not couchod iu sullicloutly Ingriitlaiing languagc. or wlll it be because you tear the answer your readers wlll give lo tlu- foreg-olng questions, regardless of tho answers which you yoursolt glvo? .1. O. AI.WOOD. Ktchiiiond, February 21. Slralgliteu (be Baylor Llnes, Tditor of Tho Tiuios-Dlspatch: Slr,?An artlclo appeared In Sunday'i issue ol* tlie A'lrglnhin Pllot, evldcntl*. referrlng to a question put to ine bi Colonel AA'cal beforo tho committe.i on Friday ol last week, as to whethe pollco proteetion could bo had for tha portlon uf ground outside of tho pro posed l.oo llnes. l understood Colone West lo ask mo whether tlio estab lishnient of tho proposed hce llne; would hettor protect the natural rock; than tho present lines of tho Baylo Survey. 1 answered "yos." Tho arllcle ln iho Norfolk A'irginlai Pllot sta.tos lhat it wlll not be nec ossary t? sacrlllco the 4,225 aoros bo twoon the Leo \Vutohtower llnes am the, Baylor llnes In the Warwlck line in the James Itlvor. I maintain thu lt wlll bo moro Julvaivtageoua to tli. torigor I" rolinqulsh lhe -t.V_Tt nere; lo ostalilish thc Loo llncs fur botto pollco proteetion, *? The dllllculty oxpnrlonced has boen t, get couvk'tions l'or the vlolatlons o tlro law. Not only hy Mr. Loo, bu ?very ono whoso business lt has beai to enforco tho law, owlug to tho Ir l ogiilarlty of tho lincn of tho preseti Bavlor Survoy. T?'lihout tho. ostab llsluiiont o? tlio lieo llnos as proDOJue. 3 ofllcos ln Rnrllampnt Rlreet nnd at Whlleliull, tho Rtat.oly npproar.h from Trafalgur Squaro to Buekkighiini Phl? tico, ns woll an tho inngniiicent now homo of the Alhort Vletnrln Mimriim at South Kensington,, own thclr exlstence lurgely to hlm. No ono iindcralunds hot tor than him? self the ii.rriingotnotit uf those nuiit: rilfleotit pngenntH whlch hnve boon flllCh n feature of tho present relgn: und thnt Queen Vlctorla's dlntuond JllbileC, her fiinenil.ocromonlcR nnd tho coronn tlon of Klng Edward wont so smoot h ly and wlthout. tho Hllglito.t hltch, was due to the marvelous gift of organiza? tlon of Lord Eshor, (Copyrlght, lfilf), hy tho Brotitwood , Company.) I'lehinond; Vu., for full Inforuintlon on thc subject. Iliirrl-im l-'lnlir r. I'leiise givo mo tho uddross of llnr rison I'Msher. tho nrtlst. T. A. 7 Went Tlilrty-sccona Street, New York Clty. "rVorklng Aitii'ii IIip Allnntle. Pleaso glv. mc somo iufniinnilon rn. gnrdlng n person working hls wny ai.ross tbe Ocean. A READEIt. The only prnctlcable wny of worklner your passauo across the Atlantic Is on a cattle steamer. These. iioats snll wlth more or less regiilarjty from Newport Nows und Biiltimoro. You wlll Im requlred to tend a large num ber of cattle on the voyago, nnd ln. return nro given your passag-e-and re? turn on a later boat. Thoso who havo taken thls trlp do not speak llghtly uf tho hardshlp. Invnlved. TIip f'nine of "l'ort,v-'r*TV?i." I'leuse gl<e me the rules for plavlng tho Kiimi) called "I*orty-two" wlth domlnoos. .1. w. G. These rules do not npprnr In any of our books of game*. ff ono of out" renders wlll send them to ub we will bo glad to prlnt them. Mrmnrlnl TnblelR. Pleaso glve nie the name of any ono In Rlchmond or tho South who makei bronzo cr brass ineinorl.il tablets. RBADER. Send ns n Rrlf-.id'lresscd Mampcii envelopo. We rnnnot prlnt dealers" iiaiuos lu this column. Trnrllrri* I'rn-lon lllll. I noto in reading your weeuiv pnp<?r that "th- retlre.nt fund blll' refer rlng to scliool teueliers tn"t wlth oppo sitlon. Iiut waa passed on Its seeond rcadlng. Plenso glve me full p-irtlcii lar. In reKard t>, this bilL AN fiLH St.TB.SrRIBER. Thls Is the Wll which continue*. thr Stuto grant of $',,000 per nniiiiin to the teachers' penalon fund, whlch fund is mndn up of a I p^r cent. tax on lho .alarlcs of a" teachers who wlsh to benefit by thls provlsion. Thla bill i.?i beinic strongly contcsted. ??Two Plno Two,"' Plonee lnform me whlch I* correct. 2 plus j are I, or 2 plui .1-4? t know that 2 plus ~ ar. ! i- ihe most common use. but ls lt po-.lblo to *ay 2 plus _ Is -1 when you mean the sum uf J plus _ Is 1? Please explain ll fully for me. L. W. O. Either l"< used. there cari be but little, if any. protec? tion. Now that a remedy la proi.i whereby, in my Jud-"rn"ni. thi pro ductlvenesa >>f thal aectton ot tho <> ground: ombraced ivUhln 'be proposed Lee llnea would bi an assured fact, benclltlng tin- tonger, and lho longer iu,]-.. wi- .1,.- i h.ir^i ii with a desire to ^rah the ro? >? tl ie grounds held bv prlvate Interest ln Colonel Wcst'a own dlstrlct are, and alwaya have been, ihe most valuabb- of anv left outside Uo. original Baylor .--.irveyi. Tho planter la more anxlotia (o p'rp Horve the rocks than the tongqr. i,<? i.iuse ho naturally has need for a greater quantltv, aa h<* operatea by the employment of others. So far as the grounds left out of the Lee llncs. as proposed, are coiuei n-'l. I care Iiothill'". but unless some ?uoh thiiitf as the pro? posed bill lu enacted Into law. the Indualry is gone, and wc wlll be drlven tu the necesslty of buying seed iruiu those Whom WO once served with seed. It is a serlous question for those en? gaged ln thls business, and one whlch should be considered from an unbia.ed standpolnt. Now, Mr. Editor, I advocatc thnt with a stralght line, properly watched, ns proposed by Mr. Lee. would conservo to the better intercsts of both tonger and planter. CA PT., TI LTON CQNK LIN. Norfolk, February 22, '1 ht* I.Uirury in _iiiil/rt. Editor i,l Thc Trrriea-Dlapatch: Sir.- I notlced wlth interest your editorial in last Tuesdav's paper un "FUIlllB a Hol,; ln Oiu- Educational Struiture." relatlve to the bill now be? fore the Legislature for tho appoint ment of r Stato library organlzer. The blll is an opportune one and should recelve the support of every thoughtful and progresslvo legislator, as such nn appolntment would not only meet the demand in tiie Stato tor the t-rganization of librarles, but an organlzer would crcate and awaken interest. I belleve ii is iho c.iistom in other Stat.-s. where thrre are or gnnlzors, that liie organlzer should glve, free of eharge to thn local librnries. technlcal osslstnnce ln organ IzIiik- and eafalogulngr, suggestions as to whnt books to piirchaso; also ad? vice concerning the building and loca? tion. It ia no now yilan. as California, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, New Jor sey aiul many others havo reported ihe splendid results of library organizcrs. In Virginia tho situution would sei'hn most favorable to such work, since the travellng llbrarles havo opened the way nnd whonevor there is a travel? lng library thero will bc found a. nucleus wltli which to work. To further show tiie need uf n leader or orgunizer in this work iu Virginia, I mlght quote from a noted ilbrarian of New York Clty, who came to Rich? mond within tho past year to lecturo before tho Stato Library Association. His comment to a fellow-llbrrtrlan was that Richmond needed somo ono to cry aloud ln tho streets to awaken the people to tho advantages of pub? lic llbraries, and what they aro nilss ing without them. That this depart ntenl, "fllling a hole iu tho educu tional struetitre," is much needed, Is onslly re.ilizcd by thoso who study conditions at ull. Porsonnlly, although not itctlvoly in torostod ln. library work, I have hecn In positlon to seo clearly tho noed of .?ind demiind for an organlzod move nient ln the Interest of public librn? ries. ONE WHO IS TNTERIOSTEV) IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES. Gured by the Marvel of the Gentury. B. B. Q.?Tested for 30 Years. Achln. bone-j, ?woll.n joints pennanently cured cured tluou.li tlic blood with pure Botanical in grcdicnts. To prove it. wc will eend vou a SAMPLE TREATMENT FREE Ii you havo bone pains, srl.tlca or shootin? p.iins up and down Ihe le., aching back or shouldcr blades, swollen joint; or swollen muscles, dllficulty iu moviiiR around ho you have lo use crutclies; blood thin or slcin palej skin itclies and burns; slllltlpe patus; bad lireath; lumbaKO, ?out, take Uotanic Blood Ilaliii (B. B. B.i. whicli will rcmovo every Hymptorn, liccausei B. B. 11. 6cnds.arii.-li tlu.lin. Ilood of warm, rich, pure blood direct lo tiie pandyzed iicrvm-, bonoa and jolnte, clvinx warmth and utreniitli just where il'la needed, anl ln thls wuy niakin. a perfect, lasting curcof rheu niatiFiii in all it* lorilia, B. B. II. has mado thou i,aiida of cuies of rheuiu.-itisni after nll other incdi i iu1.--, lintiiicntu and doctora have fulled to lielp or cure. DRUpGlSTS. Sl Pl'R I.AUGIC BOT TI.l", wlth directioim for home cure. SAMPI.K lfk_l" by writing Hlood Ualm Co., Atiant*.' Ua. Trcc *ac-li?il a'Jvicc.