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Somo nlght early thls week tho Al? dermen wlll meet to decldo whcpicr or not they will concur ln tho consoll dation ordlnanco as passed by thc Councll last Thursday, No doubt our cltlzens in tho Councll arc getting wcary of meeting to dlscuss consoll? datlon, and our cltlzens out of tho Councll aro eomewhat jaded wlth much cdltorializing nbout lt. JJut the fact Is thnt wo havo beforo us a move? ment of tho flrst importanco to tho future of Richmond, and public spirit demands that thero be no Ict up untll the Issue is settled nnd settled right. Therefore Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch hopes very much that tho Aldermen can see thclr way clear to adoptlng tho ordl? nance as lt now stands by a doclslvo majorlty, nnd so put this measure at last on tho broad hlgh road to ful fllment. Tho Board ot Aldermen, lt wlll bo remembered. never voted dlrectly on thc origlnal ordlnanco as flrst passed by tho lower branch. But lt was un? derstood that a majorlty of the mem? bers was opposed to lt, and lt went through only after tho annual allow ancc to Manchester had been cut from 40 per cent. of the revenues to 20 per cent. Now the ordlnanco goes back to tiie Board wlth thls allowanco flxed nt -0 per cent., which is the logical compromlse between the desire to do as well as posslblo for Richmond and the neccsslty of keeplng tho ordlnance acceptablo to "Manchester. Probably many of the Aldermen wlll object to this figure as stlll too largo; prob ably they will decidedly prefer thelr own figure and feel confldcnt that a argument is on thelr side; but to ir -.-.ilnds the diffcrer.ee is clearly not ? at enough to warrant the jeopardiz ing ot the whole movement, Tho de? talls of the arrangoment wlll bewholly lorgottcn ten years from now, but the splendid fact ot tho united, thrivingl and progressive clty will pcrmanently! remaln. We do not thlnk that thero can bo any qucstlon where public opinion , stands on this matter or room for doubt that tho great majorlty of the i cltlzens of botli cltles heartlly favor consolldatlon and aro not Inclined to i dlcker overmuch about terms. It seems io us, therefore, that the Aldermen have a fine opportunlty to show thelr good spirit by ylelding thclr own proferenccs in order to insuro the success of a great publlc movement. This spirit of concosslon antl sacrifiee uf personal opinion to the common good thc Aldermen liave dlsplayed ln this matter beforo now. At thelr earller meeting five of them who woro understood to bo strongly op posed> to tho 40 per cent. provlsion, if not to the whole measure?Messrs. Zimmorma_?''Fow.Grs, Molton, Donahoe and Ilob'son?turned ln and supportcd ihe ordinance wlth thc allowance- cut to 20 per cent. lf these gentlemen -will now make a further conccssion and : tand by tho compromlso arrangement, tney will not only Insuro thc passagc of the measure, but will help to glve ii fino example of how Richmond can "all pull together" to get thlngs done. For this movement has not only lt? large practical side, but also what wo may call a moral bearlng of real slgnl flcanco. "We have undertaken to do a certaln thlng here, and, qulto apart from the tangible valuo of tho thing Itself, it is of llie greatest Importanco that wo should not fall. If wo do fall' we of Richmond shall lose more than Manchester. We shall lose somethlng of our growing civic confidenco, of our cxpandlng capaclty for tcamwork, ot our lncroaslng rcadlness to tacklo blg things with the certalnty that we can carry them through. Thls wlll bo a serlous loss. Tho knowledge of de? feat and failuro hero wlll unfaillngly wcaken us tho next tlmo v.-e try to put our shouldc-rs together for tho com? mon good. But on tho other hand, success and victory now wlll stand as an insplratlon for lhe future; lt wlll add another impulsc to ihat spirit of un'seiflsh co-opcratlon for p/ogress which Richmond is now dcvcloplng so Bplcndidly, and which means so much to her future; aud "remember wliati wc dld with consolldatlon" will be? come a raUylng-word to uplu.'d tho I hands and encourago the hearts of' our lcadc-i:; In progress through tlio years to come. HA_DNESS, lllUlflHTS A NI> < lll\ M.ltV. A gentleman <.f our city wlio l; moro or less affHcted wlth baldness 11 nd us a coiiplo of cllpplngs ln which his' caplllary malady gives hlm a ppcullar Interest, and aska ua, v.-Ui evjdent ear in tnesa and slncertty, to utart some ililng for hla K-lief und benefit. Olle of tliese cllpplngs la u latter to the j .Ni n- York Herald twlttlnjj tha men ot' tho Ilorald's Intorcating clty for not! taking off thelr hats-when women grt Into thf- elovntors downtown, Tim other la an editorial frotia the aamo pt*jper desci-ibitig lt.-i cprreaponderit'a undarlylng ouggestlon ns "iiripnu-il cable," *ni' 1 f/'llnir lhat tlie men l.n \, mt. thelr hiilti pn .-itcount nf "liulc pf room and not lack pf-respect for the women"?a cttrlous reason, certalnly, fllnco n. ninn r.in tako off hla hnt ln a surprlaliigly small allowancs of spaco If ho really puta hla mind to lt. Our own corrospondetit ls on much flrmer ground ln favorlng a liats-on policy. Ile Says that he patches cold every tlme lio takes off his hat In elevators, whlch nre undoubtcdly npt to be rather dratighty, nnd ho statea, truly wo thlnk, that Itlchmond women would rather have Itlchmond men dlscontlnue tho courteou. cercmonlal thau run the riek of belng hundlod olf Instantcr to bed wlth grlppe, clillls and fover. From tho bottom of our li^arts wo rynipathl.o wlth the sltuatlon nnd complalnt of thls gontloman, and gen-' ulnely desire thnt ho should bo pro. tectcd whencver the lilasta of winter r,lng and rnnr into llfta ln whicli ho may happen to flnd himself. But really tho case la a hard one. Wo havo ho deslro to scc Rlchmond suddcnly take nn tho brlsk ways ot tho metropoll. ? and wear llke a proud badgc that tltlo i ot "tho New York of the South'* whlch, i several Southern citles seem to be con tendlng for with somo anxiety. Wo, : aro not cngcr to see rtichmond women i treated "Just llke men" in elevatora ( any more than we wlsh to see them away an* stagger on tho ends of car sfraps whllo serrled rows of scated men aro Cngrossed in thclr newspapers to nn incredlble depth. But, then, nol? ther do we want to see our excellent mon martyrcd and Invallded by what is ifter all, only nn outward aud visiblc dgn of an inward and splrltual grace 1'he graco is tho thlng that counts; tho Ign makes comparatively llttlo dlffer nco. But tho mlschlef of it is that rhen men neglect the aymbols thoy ro apt to go on and forget tho spirlt hat they stand for. Taklng off ono's at Is both an evidenco nnd a reminder f the pccullar defcrenco due to women, nd when men begln slurrlng over tho emlndcr tho de'erenco Itself ls hnply ike to havo started toward lts doom. Thus, torn betwoen two desires and 1 wo sympathies, we begin to look for I ompromlses whlch shall prcserve the|c raceful ritual while fending off tho j c oril of head-cold. If men were all of . klnd, and nll of them bald, tho wo-. ' ion would undcrstand their case and i * i*ou1d no more expect them to doff j helr hats in elevators than to stand;1 ncovered on tiie street during a cjuar- c er of an hour's talk. But nlne mcn,c ut of ten, pcrliaps, are protectcd by inturo hirsute-wlso from tho dangors; f draughts, and the valetudlnarlan j c irudence of tlio tenth man Is apt to, c io mistaken by the bystanders for| v hecr want of courtesy. Thc problem, ;row? tncrcasingly dlfilcult. AVe recallj hat i-ldcrly men, peculiarly sensltive| o colds, solve it sometimes, ns In i * hurch, by wearing black silk skull, l aps. The conventlon ls thus observed, | vlillo the phyalcal head ls shlelded. j ? ,Ve fear tliat this device, however,, ivould provo impractlcablo for eleva-1 tora on account ot the brevity of tho i ' ride, etc. Men at funerala remove ? their hats and hold them a blt above thclr heads, thereby making a proper compromise between rcverence and sulf-protecllon. Is not thls plan avall? able? It could qulckly become under stood that men in elevators who llrnily hold their hals just clear of thclr' ' hoads are men who are making the j uttnost coticession to courtesy that c .helr health permits, and wlio aro con- j ?oiiucntly entltled to thc full approval j l it their follows. Or wlll thc elevator, j ftor all, gradually pass into the prlv logcd or outdoor zone, like the street ara, where nicn keep their hats on ?ithout censuro? Or, ogain, wlll what Irs. Deland calls "thc change in tlic eminino Ideal" sweep over this wholo radltion and somo day bring us to io idea that men owo no visiblc forms f courtesy to women that women do ot owe to men? I c A MYSTERY IN COMMITTEE. There ls a certain t.ugc of mystory bout tho unfavorable report of tho iouse Committee on the United Agrl- j - ultural Board bill. Of course, no one an cver say cxactly what a cotn ilttce ls going to do. Bills whlch ap ica-r favorable on their face are sorac Imcs buried without cxplanatlon, ,-hile other measures of doubtful wis oin recoivo the prompt approval ot ho men who havo them in eharge. iut thls blll appearcd to liave cvery hlns ln lts favor. H had beon alrcd icforo it was presented. It had been nolded to meet all known conflicting ,'lcws. It had atrong pairons. lt had ,ho unquallficd support of tho Gover? nor. All of. these, It would have seemed, should have lielped it to pas ;age. But aslde from its patrouago and supposed backinjy, the 1,111 had real, genuine inerlt. lt almed to closo up leuks and co-ordiniite work of great valuo to tho State. lt was planncd to put all tho State's agrlcultural encrgy Into well-direeted aiul ellleiciit chan nols. Under its ;oporatlon we should have had no fcar lhat work would be liuplleatcd. Where a board composetl ot the Ciovcrnor, .Supcrintendent Egglos ton, "Mr. Kolncr, Mr. Sandy and t"vo other members could .upervisc the ag? rlcultural and cxporimer.t work of thc State. there was Uttle chance thut money would be spent in teachlng a boy how to grow corn and then spond Ing moro money to teach tho boy's father lho same thing. Undor thc'~dT tection of such a board, ?, farraors' in? stitute would not bc hold iu a com? munity whero agrlcultural domon stratora wore golng from farm t,> Then, too, the blll would most sure ly havo fobtcred agrlcultural develup mi nt at a vory small cost. it oould imi 1,0 otherwiso, Whon tho same men worked on thc problems of our viuious agrlcultural efforts, and wlien !?? ? Raw llow much allko these prob len wore, they wonia soon l*ave formulated a pjap tlmt would glvo to each aud to all u stroiirr fiirwtird llhpetua, Flvo nbio mon could not look long at tho question wlthQut ft-jrooins un i uiiio anawer to lt, Wliut, then, could be the objectlon to tho hill? What could provall on' tho members of tho commlttee to glve it an unfavorable report? Agaln we inuat profoas our Ignorance. of course, thero wa9 a reason. It ls suggested tha.*-. the blll invaded aom. ono'a baill wlck, or lts heavy hool Of unlflcatlon stopped on aomobody's tooa. But whoso? Wo Imaglno that the Assembly wlll want to know. Tho people wlll want to know. Tli. recommltment of tho bill to tha Flnnnco Commltteo wlU glvo its patrons an pportunlty to un cover thls opposlt.nn. If tho blll is sotmd In prlnciplo nnd oriuitablo ln lts operations, ns wo thlnk it la, it should bo approved, no matter whoso personal prcforonccs It may ovorthrow. If it Is a bad bill, let us know whore In. * , THE ?-OI._" fllA-'IPIOX. The downfall ot a "champion" l_ nl. ways a llfo tragedy of lta klnd, thc ond forevcr of tho hopos and ambl tions tliat havo been thc marrow of one nian's llfo. Tho case of iho llght? welght llghter who went down In de? feat last week ls no oxcoptlon to lho general rule. Tho doubtless "brutal Izing" but certalnly vlvld and lnter? estlng account of hls combat wlth tho rival who wa3 to tako his scalp away contalned thls Uluniinatlng statcment and summary from the referee: "Both men fought tho same, but ono had youth, the power to como back, vigor, life and nll that goos with lt, whlle the thlrteen years ot flghtlng through which Nelson und gono had sapped hls strength and left hlm wlthout tho old snap, dash and stamina." Thls tolls one of the oldest and saddest storles In the world: the rccurrlng and con tinuing triumph of youth over age, which Is an exprcsslon of ono of the ruthlos.1 laws of llfe. But tho casuul or unlnformed reador might bo mislcd by this staternent, and mlght miss an -ther polnt. He mlght infer that. Nel ron was actually "getting along" ln ife, that he was forty yoars old, icrhaps, or even forty-flve. A refer mco to any of thoso little handy ency lopedias of sports, however, wlll show hat tho unsoated champion was born n Juno, 1882, and that he is now less han twcnty-elght years old. Thls drivos home sharply the truth hat champions at any violcnt physl al excrcise or sport commonly grow ? !d with ainazing speed. They livo tard; they put enormou3 stralns upon helr bodies; ofton they vary the rig >rs of severo tralning wlth Intcrludes 'f wild dissipatlon; nnd at a tlme vhen they should bo in the prlme of helr manho. ? they aro oftcn super innuated and broken down forev.r. Jy the entry ln the famlly Bible, Xel on is stlll a very young man, but by he hard tests of sport, he Is an old un and a has-been?a s-adder word in nany ways than Whlttier's "mlght lave been." IIi3 rlght hand has not ost his cunning, but "the old snap, lash and stamina" have gone from him "orover. And there comes dancing up to hlm, lnsolcntly challenging hls honors, a confldent youth wlth all hls own clev erness and tcehnical sklll ana bchind lt just that quiver ana kick of per? fect health and unstrained tlssucs whlch the old 'un himself onco had but ?an no more manage. So tho cliamplon jecomes tho cx-champion; and tho new ?hampion will strut hls day and fall ikewise; ond so will the champion ?t'ter hlm; an_ the whole hlatory ot :his sport and all others like it is a -tory of just such tragedics as this, youth ulowly runnlng Into age, as lgc is mctisured liere, and recelvlng ity tulctus at ihe hands of youth incar -iate elsowhere. Prize-llghting ln not an cdlfylng .hlng. either to see or to read about, jut there are things in lt, aa tliere are n even humbler actlvitics, to interest jhllosophers. Mr. Wolgast is twenty wo ycar3 old. Famo and money aro ?xcccdlngly dangerous thlnga nt that line of llfe. They intoxicate as does 10 wlno ever made. I'rom tho stand ioint of things far better than either if them, hls hammerlng* down of tho 'old" champion may prove tho worst lay's work he ever did ln hls llfe. ??THKEI" MKSN.'f (Selcctcd for The Times-Dispatch.) "Thoso three men, Noah, Danicl and lob."-?Ezeklel xlv. 11. Noah, thc Bellover in God'o Word; Danicl, thc Doer of God's Baw, and Job, the patlent Bearer of God's Will? theso nre tho threo forms In which llfo comes to overy man. Thoso are tho threo charaetcrs into wlilch men aro tralned by every t'althful accept ance ot lit'e nt the hand of God, and theso aro the threo types of loyalty ln whose perfecUon humanlty would be complete. To onc man llto is a problem to be Bolved; it is the mystcry and darkneasi* which oppresses him; it la llght, onlyit llght, whlch he craves. To another llfcj ls u duty to bo done. a task whlch calls for powor and Stoadfastneaaj j: t weakno.H and foar and Idlonoss are ?what ho droads most. And to yet au-! other llfo is a burden to bc borne?a,n weight lald heavlly upon thc shoulders, ' Whlch demands a slmple, pa.slvo strength whicli wlll not yleld. a steady-, Ing of thc bent back, a sttiTcning of tho trcinblihg niuscles agalnst tho heavy downward pressnre. r____ ( Thls ia not a fancy. AVe know tnat ihcro nre indeed porpotuaUi* distinotl types of human character, becauso of the dlfforont sorts of mon whom wo j-oe uround us, entirely apart trom any rellglous vlew, uud they uppcuv clearly in tho most ourthly pagan'llte.' Bu't we must re.ognlzo that Noah, Danicl and .lob havo tholr counlerparts in tlu sQlf-roliatuo of tho great herocs* who havo en,iu.?rod by faith Iti God. One man peora Into llfo to under stand lt; another lays his strong hand on lt lo do it; another bonds hla back] simply tn ondtiro lt. But tlio thn mvii of u Iiom tbo IJtblo bpeaka added imiiiotbltig to all thla. Thoy do mn iiioioly liidloiiti' Ibo dlfferotit dlsposi tions or lUiistrato -tlio differont men Whom we scc evorywlicie; but they llve thelr several lives ln humbfe obedlonoa to aod nnd Hls ffUl. On0 lovo P*51'" vadc.i them nll. Noah l|ntens Itl doclMy whllo God Inatructs how tho n'*1* ot llln safety muat bo'bullt; Danlel llftfl "P hla heart to aod nntl then goes nnd doea hls luty In Bnbylon. wlth thn dOfi of roar ng llons yawnlng nt hla slde; Job slta In hla nilsery nnd beara it patlently bo :aune Gorl sonds it. Then, out of thelr several centtirles, mt of thelr scatterod homes?Noah :rom hls far-dlsttint antlqulty, where tvo can flx nelther tlme nor placo; 3anlel out from the f"irglng thoua mds of Babylon; Job from tho qulet lastoral land of Uz?they nll come and neet in thls clty of Ezoktol'a vlslon. s'oah heara hls message. Danlel does ils falthful work, Job mects hls pain n theso streets which cxlst only ln tha irophct'fl dream. And at onco tliat unbullt clty be ?omes 'tho picture of thls cvery-day vorld in whlcli humanlty works out ts great career, undcr tho eye antl :nro of the great Father of ua all. jifo the Problom, I-lfo the Task and Ato tho Burdcn meet tho souls of mon iverywhero, nnd by tho doclllty and ldcllty and patience wlth which lt Ib net tho clty ot our human life Is grad inlly filled and fitted for the presenca if God. It glvcn us a very deep sense of tho ?aluo of thls world and its affalrs when vo see how by lt and In lt God thus rains tho natures of Ills children. .\*c nbuso the world and talk of how t hldcs the truth, how tt threatens or illurcs us to do what ls wrong; of Its lard blows and tho heavy welghts vhlch crush us. But surely thcrc ls inother sldo, moro graclous and mora renerous, nbout thls old earth, which akesourcomplalnts. and yet never wlth lolds Its hotinty for all our fretfulness md grumbllng. Certainly if mystery :an strengthen faith and temptatlon :an mako fidellty and pain produce mlicnce, then this earth, which teema ,vlth all three, may bo mado Into a *ory blessed place, "nono other than ho gate of Heaven." It nll depends upon how wo take lt. 3ven out of tho perfect light and holy oy of heaven we may look back to hls old world, where our mlxed and roubled years were lived, and lovo lt or the memory of its deep mystery, t3 temptatlon and Its pain. Kternlty tself wlll bc the more blessed for our xperience and how we met it here on arth. That city Is rlch in which there ls a 'o.-ih, -i Dnniel and a Job. Each adds Is clement to Its llfo and character, nd tho whole clty grows more full nd complete. That llfe is rich which iod has filled wlth knowledge, duty nd patience, making them channels firough which Ho gives to it Hla lsdom, Hls graco and finally Hlmself. Pray fervently to Hlm that He may ive us graco to accept cheerfully any -eatment (though it may bc severe) 'hlch -wlll ln tlme, lt we submit, make 3 more wlso ln His knowledge, more lithful to Hls law, more patlent under [ls will. So shall we grow into Hls keness and be "mado meet to bc par lkors of tho inherltance of tho salnts i light." It may he sald wlthout fcar of con radiction that Senator Jlm Gordon iOt only outspecches Mr. Heyburn, but hen somo and subsuquently a few iorc. It seems to bo left for us, no other han us, to point out the solemn fact hat Dr. Cook's presonce in South Vmeriea means that tho South Pole is >n the point f being dlscovored "Thero has br-en," muses the Charles on .News and Courler, "but one strnet luel in Memphis in a month." What's he matter with tho Memphis men? Is I t possible tliat they have not yet re- j pvored from tho last little affray? A mere Congressman up In Massa-1 ?.husetta announcos that he will go ! ifter Mr. Lodge'a Bwt I? tho Senato.: md n startled world Is left wonderlng t rlotous and rambunctlous Impudcnce i tan go any further. _ Mr. Kitchln says that ho'd rather i mvc a liun than a Jackal in the' Jpeakcr's chair. n strlkes us us a ?easopably ; , ,i atunt not to havo, ilther. With the flrst hlnt of coming warm yeathor>r_ Beverly, Mass., beglns to irlnl'. ihls ycar. though, shc'U have j i deadly rlval in tlio little burg near iagamoro um, ? At flrst glance a "Democratic ship lubsldy bill" lmpresses ono as decided-I y througli-tlic-looktng.glfissy. Also! it second glanco. . In o-io way h seems dlsadvaritageous or \irgtnui ?-, atlopt tho incomo tax mencIment, In vlew or tho gencrally dmitted fact that ihe Ipobmos of oid ?irginia arc far flossler and finer nan thoso Indulged ln olsewhdre. Cheiro or hls ecali, wns put ln prison Can't we do somethlng i|? that wltli Calro? 'Jhe ayes seem Wo ha' .Ol'oy Pi i iful ini.] Tho i t book 'Ver soon a portralt of "it hc- If) cillicr a beau ilsnamod. ._ i r of Georgia has wrltten ,;' ii"' Smllli luin doubtloss , lOllced wltl, iiuconcoaicd pleasure. Vatihfl. throno, i' tniat loyal, ril'lcolceo pcarl <1 from iho woilU, a'a law, li, etaloly nnmo cnduic, I z>. /AL ?*, *V Wo SCO'C "'0 tnof-t. 'ffl ?___ l-i dUcilmlimtlnK adver sSg l?^Jf Jwrta'1'1 maatcr lhe Intri* WW fiVSV ?&_S9J' ltl' l'?i''li'ity problems. W _fAV W/ llk-hmoiid Advertis ^*?_? V '?>? A?ency. fnc' Vv-r".'._3_J^ Mutual llulldlng. a .211 OF IIS5II L OF Botli StraggHttg for Acquisilion of Grcat'Trcasures of Art. THEY PURSUE SAME POLICY Dutics of Royal Barge Master and His Thirty Watcr men, BY i.v MAitauisn db kontesov, JPIF.l'PONT MORGAN hns ono Kient rlviil and eonipotitnr In tiie _ iionulsltlon of the great treusurcs of urt that como Into tho mar? ket. It is a competllor of whom llttlo or nothing ln over hoard, and yet wlio lias managed to nccumulate such an extraordinary ooilcetlen of master plecea aa to render that ot Mr. Morgan Inllniteslmal by comparison. From an artlstic polnt of vlew thla ia to bo deplored, for, wheroaa the Morgnn ?< iiulsitlons are uaually placed on exhi? bition at tiie Metropolltan Art Musoum j in Now york, at the South Konstngtoi; I U"U80upa ln London, or also can bo seen aftor certain formallties have beoa obscrved nt hls house In London "C at his wonderful library bulldlng ln Now Vork, tho trcasurcs Durchasod by hls great rival nre Wholly lost to the public, und even to lho majority Of art lovers. Tho competltor In quostlon ls the I crown of Btissla; and Nlcholaa II. is pursulng the policy of hls predecea sor.s in purchaslng, vlrtually regard less of cost, anything of really execp tional valuo in the shapo of old mas ? tor. nnd statuary. Tho larger part of | the palntl--s. Indoed the finest of tho i lot, adorn the walls of the Ilertnltago Palaco at St. Petersburg. The contents of thls beautiful palaco, apcclally de s-igned for tho display of art trcas? urcs, are vlrtuallv upknown to urt experts and art lovers, for tho palace Is oxtremoly dinicult of accoss, and to ' obtain admlttanco to tho Ilcrmltago I requires tho exorclsa of even more j Influenco and favor than presentatlon at tho court ot St. Potersburg. It owes Its name to tho fact that It. wa.s ilrst luillt as a retreat by Cathe rlne tho Great, to whlch she could retlre, in order to surround herself wlth llterary and artlstic frlends nnd tiie most artlstic surrounding.-', much In thc samo way as Krederlck the I Great at Sans-Soucl?In one word. a | sort of temple nf the musos, su<*h r.s j tho Plermitag-e of Jean Jncquea itous- ? seau at Montniorency. Sho formed , there the nucleus of the nresent col : lectlon of plcturea at the Ilermltago by ?purchasing tho world-famed callcry of tne great Saxon stateaman, Count Bruehl, nt Drcsden; tho equallv cele? brated Walpole collectlon, and that of j tho Berlln art expert and doaler, Kots kowsky. who had e-athrred together a jmagnliicent collectlon of nalntlngs of I tlio Italian. Spanish, Klemlsh and iJ-rench schools, ut tho Instance and at i tho order of *""rederlcl< ow-ing to his heavy neetlon wlth th, Se' . found it lmposslblc to land left them on tho deal'e**. hands. When Alexander I. entered Parls at tne head of the allied forces, after the ?battlo of l.elpsio. In 1S14. hla tlr.t care was to place himself ln communlcation ,>?'?'> Etnpre?8 Josophlne. whom he ! Knew to be in straltened vircumstances. iand to ofter her a sultabie sum of j money ln return for the art treas , ures wlth which hor home at Mal : maison was then fllled. Ho al.o had a number of his ac/enta engaged. wtth ! ,ul ,*Hl 'nptanfa dolay, in purchasine. at ridiculously low prices. all the most j famous palnting. whlch thc vletorious marshals and generais of Napoleon had , brought back from Germany. Italy. -?ustrla, Spain, Portugal and from tiie Netherlands, in the share of pluhdar. tbc- generals. fcarinif tliat they would under any ctrcumatancea be compellcd to disgorge their treasures. the loot or national museuma, of churches, con vents, cathedrals and public and pri i vato gallerics, were only to0 t<lad to | _et somo monev |n return for the sur irendei*. and ln this way Alexander may 3 sald to havo acqulred for the II tho Great, who. -penaes in con 'ii Vears' War. thom over. mentlon that lt has no ieni ti ,? i,,fn ty-two of the finest tfurUloaTiS e_? - ence; three of the bis iianartb da Vlncis. and tho sis best Ranhaels known. Vandyko ls re_reaente_ by gardless of cost, the finest r- ? !,n,r L ?# _ c,omoT ?.n to Uie markot. and to Meholos I. belongs the credit of havlng roconstructed tho Hermitaco Palaco In such a marnificent fashion tliat it would bc worth travel Inc all across tho world tu see, even If there were not a stnerle nolntlng on lts walls or a bu of .statuary in its gallerio* i ne inetal work is of oxtraordlnarv oeauty and richness, whlle tbo lapla lauull, malachlto and those othor riem' luooioiis stones of Russla have been! used wlth the mont anlstlo rirofuston especlally tho acatc. whloh is worked and carved in an altogother oxquisltc manner. Dutles of i.Ihk's Watoruicn. It ls ono of the many nnomallcs ot bnglUh-court llfe that the principal dutles of the Klng'a -.v.-itonnen nre on land, and, arrayed in thoir long. full. liuttotiod coats of roval scarlet with peaked cana-or black -.*eivc.,C';!,;,n?r m thoao of hiintstiicn. with tho rbva! SSE.i cnu\**ro'-l<-rod ln ffold nn their b ,-,i, . blue kneobreeches nnd whita "tocklnga, they flgm. in nmny Btat0 functions, such as, for lnstanco,"tn last .uoniiay's prooesslon ot: tho Klnar'-and O.ueon trom Buckingham Pala w_.f"C ??_"" "uvniii.nani l'a ace to Woatminster. tor the purposo nt _pon i.u_ Parllament, 'I'wo ,,f Mibw r_r_v ng macos of omce, togother wlU? Ihe barge mar.ter. who woars n __,.ioi goid-ombrolderod t.iii coat und pS ed hat, aro in csocclal iii't?n,i0,, . tho crown, and ar?"'Lslvn" "o ibe guardianshtp of thls emblem of s_v.r oignty trom tho tlme that lt i?n>;I_ Bucltlngham Palaco ,,?? ll?',- rJ; ,v?" from Woatminster. lt ls cpnveyedMn _ spocial carrlago from tlio palaco ir tho House of I.or.ls and |a carrlhd , i. cusliloti beforo tha Klng and Ou'oon by ono of tno groat dlKnltarloa of stato ln the enrtogo from tlio royal rohinc room to the IIousi* of Lords. i,,., i.Iiv tho linr*--'' master and a cpuplo of watormen should be assigned m ti,P duty of looklng after tho crown |. unknown, tiie orlgin of this anclent nraotlco havlng long plnce iieen foreot i en. Tho only othor work which the royal bargo master and his thirty watormen bavo to ilo ia to bo ln attandanco at ili" plcnfn wiileh the Klng glves ovory year t? iho members nf tho rny&l fam? lly and his iminodlate frlends on the Saturday of Aseot Woek, at Vlnrii*! \vator; ln the graut park at \Vtnd ?".''?,'" ''" ready to row about nm m lho party wlin wish to go bnatiiii. oi tisuing, Thev havo been in at -Aiiqanoa for altnllar diity whonevor [ne King, or the lato uucen Vlotorla, glyon gardn" partles nt Buek Ineo. wlioro thero Is a large rham p if water In tho gardons! u does not exoeed ?mn n yeRI,, ,;,,, i un otticn en i*. ip. wlth It nuite a iiuni ;??? oi piorogatlvpa aml pc-rniilfittetf. ln is ,r"r'" whJ1'" tl"? wnUorm I" fur ndniitteil i. watormen ? pe men who havo lieon fl'OOdom ol' the tlve,-" ?,?? wh. i ,,vj, served uioir nnnpanHpe?nln Tliaiiies reoognlaed lirins on tho Thc barge master, of course, reccivca Address nll communlcatlons for thls column to Query Editor, Tlmes-Dlspatch. No mathematlcal problcms wlll be Solred, no coins or stamps valued nnd no dealers' names wlll be glvcn. ?Ul-lv." fiovcral days ngo our pnper wrote up nnd mihllshcd Iho Incloxod verslon uf "nixie," which I cnntcml ls *ot llie ono wc slnn* ln old Richmond, nnd tho worda aro dlfferent from tho old me. "Wlll vou look thls ovar about. thc origlnal, nnd lf lt is not the old tvar sonK publlah a. tstna.ll aceount of it so I can uso lt? F. W. Tho verslon of Dlxie to which you refer and tlie story of Its origin Ih iltogethcr ilutltlous. Whlle, dOtlbtlosB, tho lady ln citiostlon wrote tho poem incIOFPd, It ls not thnt verslon of 'Dlxie" whlcli Is endcared to tho South. Wo wlll send you through mnll a copy it the correct verslon of "Dlxie," as requested. V Hologrnpulc Wlll. If an untiiarrled woniun, of sound nlnd ond body, poaseaslng considerable jroperty. should wrlto her own wlll. orpperly dated nnd slgned, would auch t- wlll ho legal, or would witncsses 5o necessary for Its Icgallty? a msADEn. If tho wlll wa:i wrltten ln tho hand it the legator and slgned as such by icrsclf lt ls a legul wlll. IVorlil'.n I'nlr. Please tell mo whether or not tlie World's Falr was ln Chtcngo ln 16-J .ir was it ln 1893? A READER 1893. 'The Sons nf .llnry,'1 Etc. Please tell me who wrote thc poem mtltlcd "Tha Sons of Mary and the ??'oiis of Murthn," and prlnt thls poem for me. rj. <?. n. This Is one of Rudyard Klplt'ng*. be.it pooma, but wc cannot prlnt It in our Iniited space. Igrloultnrhl Paprrn. Please glvo me tho name and ad Irws of an agrlcultural paper pub lanod in ench Qf the following named Hates that has a largo circulation: Jhlo, Illlnola, Iowa, Mlnnesota. North md South Dakota, Mirhlgan. Wlncon dn, Aew Vork nnd Pennsylvania. SUBSCRJBER. Ohlo Farmer. Cleveland U.. and tho ?arm and Flreslde, .SprinK-flein o.: nuch larger pay. and has chargo ol vlng Edward- ntato bar-". which was Millt In 16x;, for Willlam III., of Britlsh >ak, lavlshly glldea and decorated, bv ialtcr ?fc Co? of Osford. a firm still n exlstenco at the present tlme: nnd t ia nn sound lo-diiv ns when lir.-l aunched. Willlam III., who made hla 'Hncipul horna at Hampton Court Pal '", frequently uaed the bargo on lla vlslta to I.ondnn and to Wlnd pr. Th.. laat occasion on wh'IcM K'i" -dward used lt was when he tiald a tate vlslt to Kton Collego wlth the ?in-en und tlie Prlnco and Prince** of ? ali Oti the occasion of the ffinious ?ld scnool a "Fourth of June" colobra ion, about four years ago. Copyrlght, 1910. by the Brentwnod Company.) Voice of the People. Clercrymen ln PoIIUca. .o.'.ur of Tn.- Tlmes-Dispatcli: ?-: -.?A:>- cn::- U-^t-iators blr^Vc-d with ? '??;?-! ;? ,- .-i-. ... ...r hav... t:.. ?? hld.-s iiephantlr.o ln thelr thlckness, to suf er tho remarkable Interfor.noc of the i?rgy In thtlr uellberatl.jiis at the itate House? Wero some mlsguldod Solon to Sn roduce a hlll for the suppresslon of moklnjr on thc Sabbath, i verlly be tove somo zealous dominio. with tlmo langlng noavy on his hands, would pend loiiK hours lobbytng in thc In erest of tno measure. Wore the llomnn Catholh- clergy to xorclso such brazen lntcrferenco Iti ho rramlng or our laws, I fear thc ?ery weather-coclts would crow in iroteat afrnlnxt nome rule. How brave y theso scir-same clerlcal, tiib-lhump ng pollticlans ilenounced lhe church nd .State system of leglslatlon ln the ;ood old day? ot yore. OBSERVER Klchmond, Pebruarv -_. ir_t|c],Um, iditor of Thc Times-Dispatch: Slr,?At certain times ln ancient Brit i!n tho peoplo nufferod from hunger. 'hey were hungry not beeauso there vaa no food, hut because certaln nnl nais good for food ould not bc uaed s such. because of totcmism. ln modern Virginia several of hor ilg. unrtily aona have acted ln an un iiial manjier, refuslng to help to sup Kirt thelr old mother. ar.d we arc rravoly toM that the only way vc nn get at theso untlllal children ii* to aclt un amondment on to a rallroad illl, allowlng thc children wlio work ipon the road to attend Bunday-scboo], nd this amendrnent forblds tlie said tndutlful children to atltnd Sunday ehool unlesa they help t-ike care of heir clear old mothor. Many of the allroad offlcialw am baldheadad: they lorc off thc halr totlr.g bunday-school ooks upon ..thelr lieadK. Totcmism is ,o longer fashionable In Virginla, bul etichlsm stlll lurku somowhero around r ln Richmond, and BOiuo ono is still urning iticeii-c to wootie 1 gndu?'.fj*u r\'r- bonds oi'itailing _;-ie\ous burdens ipon iinhoi-n Kcneratlon.?. yet lielploaa icfore thoso unr_ly rhlHlreji who ro uno to help Iholr ni'ilhor. FRANK r-MITH. 1213 E. Franklin st. (lccuslug Coimtry Hoctors to Scll "lledlcluea. 'dltor of Tho Tlmen-Dlspalch: Slr.?Pleaso present my compllments b "Ttepreeentatlvo Cox, who sald ln his peech favcrlllg 0. change ln tho phar locy law: "Thc llme hus not yet come n Virginia when the peoplo cannot l-urt the country doctor." Mr. Key?er 4 reported aa saylng lhat "iho peo lo arc more Interested in this mat er tlum thc physlclans cr phni tnaclMs." 'hose nre true saylngs, both of them. l tiie peoplo cannot trust the obur\try nc'or. then the i-;tatn has no busincss n tui tn them out. Tlu-y are requtrod o spend four years "t collcge, then ass an examfnatlbn oofore a Stato loar'd of EJxanilnors, then Uaonsod to raotloe, which means that they can roscrlbq and admlntater any drug tiowii to thc matorlu medica. Then. ow ls lt posslble lhat any law over ound Un way oh our siatutd books ocniirlnK a practiciiu.'" physlplpn to ob Un a pormit from the pharmacy board eforc he can make any chargo for ny niedicino furnlshed lils patlentfi? hat would he eciulvalont to pruhlhlt lg him from keeplng or taking with im nnv miidic!n..':i al- all pn hls rounds hroiigh Uio country, nnd how could (? practice his profossion -wlth any enetlt to the people when. ronioto rom n.dritg atorc? Ho wants sonu lilng ln a Jiurry and must send five r ten miles to get lt. And, as oft_n appens, thero ls no way to send, Tho eoplo would be the real suiferers. vhy glvo the pharmacy board nny uch power? Are they to bn placed bova tho colleges and pbove tlie htut> loard of Medical Wxajnlnorsv l hold ha; any duly quallfled nnd llcohsed Mlch.; Wlsconsln AgrlctllturallHt, Ra C ne, WIs.; Metronolltaii and Rural Homo, Ncw Vork Clty, and tho Farm JPiirnal, Phlladelphla, Wc havo ?e lectod thoso mdgazlnes as thoae hav Inc- thc Inrsrest circulation. Prml,lent Tnft's Cablnet, Please give mo tho names of thr. I rosldcnto Cablnet; nhio tho names nf tho Judges of tho .Supremo Court of the Uiiltpd Htale.". READER. The Cablnet ofllclal* were named ln Ihls COlUmn a few days nito. as wero thc Judgea of lhe f-hipretnc Court. Unrreil Out. "IlKHilrcr," Richmond. Va.: If you wlll read thc caotlon of thls coliimn you wlll seo why your tiucry can? not bc ansv.'cred here. So rinok XoitH Vnlueil. R. G. K., Wilmington. Dcl.: Wc can? not c-itlmnto ihe valuo of bank notes ln this column. Tlie Natlonal Flower. Please tell mo what Is the dlffer euce between tiie golden md aml tha farowell to mmmor." which ls our national tloi.-er'.' A DAIL". READER om- Impresalon l.? thnt these are dlf ferenl f< rms of tho same llower. Homs irf our botanlst friend* may be able i" give tho cssential dlfference, Tho golden rod li trencratly consldered thc natlonal fiower. ".Slnuin lnde_." In the back of the BapilsW Hvmnal I notlco an Index to llrst llncs of hyrnn.i and nlso index to flrst llnes of Btany.as. Thls last lndex seems to be nn lndex f the flrst llne of the thlrd vcrse of the hymn. Why ls the thlrd verse cnllx' tho stanza? What purpose does an lndex to flrst lln? of thlrd atiuua cervc? J. D. Wo suspect that you aro mlstaken ln saylng that the lndex* to which vou refer Ineludea onl" tha flrst llnes of lhe thlrd verso. Correctly speaklnrr the flrst llne of each vcrse should he lncluded. ' ph>'3lclan can be trusted to compound or deal out the medlclnes ho prc j scrlbcs Just as woll as tho pharmael.-'t. ( He has taken a course ln chemlstry and materla mcdlca, he knows the I thcr.ipcttllc uses of drugs (more than j thc pharmaclat), and ls alluwed under ih.- law tu prescrlbe and to admlnlater . but he must not mako any ; charge for drugs so furnlshed, whlcli, as I have aald, ia equivalent to pro hlbltlng hlm from keeplng them at all. Thus he would be handlcappcd In hls work, ar.d tbe sick people would feel the effect of such a law moro than anybody r|se. I am wrltlng thls In tho Interest Of Justice. I am a registered pharmoolet myself, ns well as a prac tlclng physlclan. I do not know tho exact WOrdlng of the law as amended. hut Ii ought to be so worded as to perr.*.lt any duly llcensed physlclan to furnlah medlclnes to his patients lf j he wlsiios to do so. to give them or charge for them us ho may see flt. That la a matter between hlm and hls patlent. 1 had some correapond ruce w|th tbe Attornoy-General of Inla "ti thls matter a few months ago, and he ."aid the law was ns I have interpr^ted It above, und ho had no power except to construe the law. He adued: "Thls law eottferu a broad power on tho b'tate Board of Phar? macy." Must tho practicing physlclans of the .State play second fiddlo to the pharmacists? And is thls lu the ln? terests of thc "peoplo"? CHARLES S. WEBB, M. D. Bowllng Green, February 23. Tbe Olil Mosonlc Crnielery at Iri-dn Icltsburg. Editor of Thc Tlines-Dlapatch: Hr.? I enjoyed reading vour editorial in Tlie Tlmes-Dlspatch ot tho 21st In stant wlth the above headltno, and ! 1 feoi constrained to add somethlng to whal you what written. It Is not gcnerally known that the Mauonlc burylng ground iu Froderlcks i hurg was beiucathcd by James Somcr i vllle, a natlve of Glasgow. Scptland, once a mcrchant of Frederlcksburg. i He died in April, 17SS, nnd lies buried i in fhls graveyard. liis nephew. James | Somervllle. ol Culpcper county, and | father of the late R. B. Somervllle, ; of tlils clty, slgned tlio deed present I Ir.g it to thc Masons. I liave often j licard my lather, R. B. Somervllle, I speak of these facts, and they aro re S corded in hls tamliy Bibic, wiuch i I own. JULTA KOMERVIELE WHERRV. Richmond, February 22. RELIGIO.V AXD B-SINESS. T.njmen'a Movement Sho?-b Teudency to Change Methods of ChurcU's Warfare. Tlio fuhdaniental Idea undorlylng tho Laymcn's MIsslonary Movement, under whpse auspices a largely attended conference Is belng held ln Kansas City thla week, commends itself to tho judgment of all who obcerve, on tho one hand, the vlslonaxy character of too many excellent moral niovc tnenl.s and, on the other hand. tho too notlceabic absence of tho moral ele ment ln many lines Of business. Busi? ness and rellglon, in the mlnds of a ?reat many people, are like lhe provcr blal ol! and water. They do not "mix." No movement eoulrt bo more opportunn than one which seeks to perfonn thls fcat in moral nhyslcs. whlcli Is not nearly so diflicult a ta.sk as that which confrpnts the physlclst. It would be trlto to say that there should be moro rellglon In busincss. or even to say that thero should hc more business in rellglon?not com merclallsm or Mammonlsm, hut the sound, sane and up-to-date udinlnls trative judgment which ls syndnymotis with the word "business." A business man Is, ln thc popular conception. a man who addrcssos hlmself to practlce onterprlsos wlth an equipment which ls best cnleulnted to ivpct tho nractical problotns tliat coiifronfnlni. The cotu plo.xlty of modern life has long retlect od itself in those nianlfold projocts whlcli Involvo both moral and com? mercial Isauoa, There ls a roclprocal relation between the nnlplt and' tho poWH which ls belns more and more clearlv rt'co_iib.nd, and tho world wlll bo "cvan_ell7.ed" mucli more auleklv wiion thc work of evangell/.atlon shall be directed wllh more ncuineii and a more ni-onounced reco'gnltlou of the necesslty for conformlng to overyday conditions. Tho Euynion's Mtsslonnry Movement appears lo bo golng nbout. a very Important work ln a practlcal "busl iirss" way. It may bo sald wlthout effort nt onlsrram that the eopner there ls more business ln rellcrlnn thu soon er there will bc more rellgloii ln busl neH**.?Katisao City Journal.