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TntlneM Offlce.9?? R Maln Street Mandinler Hutrau.1101 Hull Street f'rtmburg Bureau.10> N. Sycnmore Stre-t l.ynehburt Bureau.21S Elglith Street 1JY MAIL. One Sl* Tlirc: On? rOSTAGE PAID Ve.ir. Mo*. M>m. Mo Dally wlthSunday .... M.fc) $J00 JI.S3 .55 Dally wlthput Siindiy . <-03 2.0J 1.00 ..15 Bumiay edition only ... 2.00 1.00 -1(1 ii Wtekly (Wednesday) ., 1.00 ?*> .25 ... By Tlmes-Dlipatch Carrier Dellvery Servlce tn nichmomi Und ?uburbs). Mauclietter and Pete.-A lu-~ OneWeek Dally wlth fumlav. J4 r-nts iJsiiy wlttiout Suuday. 1? ??"? bunday only . * ??? r.ntered Jar.eary 27. 1?3-I. at Rlclimor. I Va. r? iecond-cU>l mattei unJir act of CocjreJi ci tdaich 3, IS79. FKlIi.W. MAIK'II I, 1910. THE I.AST OjisTACt.E TO UXIOX. Tho Aldermcn Inst nighl <lid thelr dutyi They adoptcd the consolida? tlon ordlnance a." amended in confer? ence nnd gave thelr approvul to-ltleh mond's progress, They remoA-ed the last obslacle in the w.-iy and put tho <iucstlon of consolidatlon squarely be? fore the people of Manchester. A great majority of the cltizens a'cross the rlver wlll beartily f?vor the ordlnance as it atands. They Avill appreclato Avhat It ineatis to thelr mu ulcipal llfe. They wlll fully realize that Manchester is drivlug a good bar gain. They will properly value the advantage? to be gained by adoptlng the ordlnance. Only one thtng can now provent consolidatlon, and that one thing is the partisan protcst of eneinies of progress in Manchester. These men will be tiuick to plck Hhavh ln the ordlnance. They will harp tipon the string of pre.liKlIce and avIII inslst that Manchester, by holdlng out longcr, could secure bctter terms. promptcd by we know not Avhat motlves, these men av-UI thwart the d^velopment of their city and Avill sacrificc the avcI farc of tlijp. nctv clty If given an oppor tunlty. AVc trtist that the volec of these malrontents Avill not be heard. Itlch mond has grantcd in the present or? dlnance all that she can honorably grant. fc'he has been as liberal as any falr-mlnded man could wish. She has made evcry just conccsslon. and Ehe will roly on the business men of Manchester for the rest. ?WlM, THE |,E(ilSI,.-VTl 'IIH TAKE EXPE11T ADVICEf Among the iirst Vills Introduccd ln tbe kcglsdature. at thls scssion were tlu-^<- (Vcwlsned to improA'e and devclop the uslilng li'dustrlci (.t Virginia. Onei oi these hllh ua. a rc-COdlflcatlon ofi the fish nnd oyster laAva oC Virgima.l which are now in a dcpleYable state o?| confuslon. The other two were tho Lesner-Cook.-. blll to regulate tUc use, of fish ncts, nnd tlic Byrd-TVlekham blll to re-arrange the llnes ln James Rlver and roduec tlio cost of policlng tho natural oyster beds. If these qucs tions had curae before the board of dlrectors of any prlvate corporatlon lt is incredible that there shoul,i have . been such dclay in seciirlng favovablo action. lt is, howcA-er, a very difli cult matter to movc a large body of men, o.speelally Avhen a number of members are vlolently oppjjsed to leg. islatlon that they bellqje aa-i 11 be xe rlously detrlmontal to the Intercsts they Avisii to protect. The TImes-Uispateh bclieves that eyery one of tho abure tlnee bllls wil| provc of tho utmost benetit, not only to the State ot'Virginia at large, but to the oyster nnd tonglng interests ln tho Tidewatcr^.dlstTi'ct as well. The opinion of 'the Tidewater representa tives, however, appears to he conclu sive iu thls matter, and unless the Legislature speedll.A awakens to the importance of th" real (iiiestlon in volved it wlll be too late to protect tiie oyster and fish industries of Vir? ginia at all. These bllls do not In A"lve tlie qucstion of opening ;l rail road or dlgging a canal?works that mlght be carrled on at any tlme. They Rre aimlng prlmarlly to save revenue to the .State, and above all to save an immensfly Important iin,| valuable asset which is now In process of be? lng utterly destroyed. The bottoms of the i'ork, James anj PRappahannock HlA-ers, Chesapcake Bay and lt.s trlbutarles, iu all somo thrce thousand square mlles, can un? der proper admlnlstration produce for yirginla citizetis from $7,000,000 to! $15,000,000 a year. But ln order to ac compllsh this end it ls absolutely es-! scnllal tiiat the present suicidal and dofitructiyc policy be abandoued. It will I.e a poor Eatlsfactlon to Virginia Avhen hc-r Industries have been de? stroyed and her clti^eiis deprived of tbe rlch reAvards and opportiitiltles that lle now under their hands to ; thlnlt upon Avhat mlght have been. Next only to tho reforrnatlon of our tax system. if Indeed it does not . siatul above it. is the Issue Involved in tlie preservatlon of our oyster and lish Industry. Xor does it s.eem arbl-! ti-ary to ash that tbe representatlves ot all tlie people accept expert advice.j lt' Commissloner of Flshorles McOon ald I.ee and the United Slate.s gov t-rnment expei t, Dr. II. V. Mooro, are not to he followej or bellevcd, to whoni then shall the LegiBlature turn for counsel and advice? Certalnly the Tidewater representallves have been heeded for flfly years, und the present tituation I,b a cotnmentary on that leadership, THE IsAI-OO.V MCEXSES, , Judge Wlll flnlshed his llcen'so llst on Wodncsday, Tlie scveu' jierinits to >ell liijuor which he then granted coni> pleied tho number. Hlchmond avIU ha^'o 150 saloons, wlth small prospects that anythlng ivHl happen durlnu the iiext year li> clutngo tho number. But ,V? are IjoJU to jhchIIci that thU wl'.i he the lasl tlme Rlchiiinml wlll llcense JiiO .vtiloons. (iimluiilly but surely (ho s( iitliuenl of ihe city ls movlng to wnrd n decreiiHc ln thln number. Our people do not Ijpllevo that the ttrtuur tjtiestion cnn besl he sctllcd by closlttg ?tll the hnrs, but they nre fust coinlng to helleve that a less number-thatt 150 wlll be dcslrnblc. V/henever thls tlme comos Tho Tlmes-Dlspntch stands reaily tn silp po'rt a icKltliuatc jlecreftse ln the nuiu tier of snloons, nnd wlll wllllnely ap prove an Inerertse its llcense fees. Should a lociil optlon eleclloii como Tho Tlmos-Dkmateli wlll stand by tho result, whntever It niiiy he. if the city goes dry we shaH usc_,our Inflticnce to enforcc the wlll ot tlie people. If tho vcters declde that tlie city remain wel we Hholl oppbsc any atteiupt to close Ihe ?aloons. ln the mcantlinc wo lo-lleve that slrlct pollclng, segrega tloii und llmllatlon of the ba'rs tvlll bo thc best thlng for the people of Rlch? mond. THE SECBIJERS OF VUtGIXIA. "Fail to?" Not n bil of It, llrother Alfred Wlllinms, uutil you hnve con- j fc;-:-e<l that you reaily do not know your Vlrglnla as wcll as yoti ought. I Vou know that there is such n County | ln Vlrglnla ns Rockbrldgc, and that there is such n plaoo in that, County as Timher Rldge, and you have i hennl, of rotirse, of the Itev. Dr. Ilora- ] tlo Thompson, who was pastor of the] Seceder Church nt that polnt longago, or nbout the tlme you and Henry Stu art tverc golng about bare-footed, as all gront men havo done at times, when they were boys. One of tho CnmpbelIH who founded the Chriatian Church, or as you prob ably cnll it thc CampbcIIIte Church? of which, by the way, Garficld was aj bright and slitnlng llghl, nnd of wlilch, also, Chnmp Clark, the Democrntlc Icadbr ln the House. is a pillnr?wns brought un ln the Tlmber Ridgo con gregatlorff and yet you try to make It appfar that the Scccdcrs are prlncl pally conllned to Due West, and do not know even the origln of the namc of that Drtimtochty of America. It was Parson Brownlow who sald that thc Secedcrs were n Cjuccr scct of Chris tlans who sang Davld's Psaims, plowcd with doublc lines- and grcascd thelr shocs with tallow. That was partly truc, but it is also truc thnt vcry few of thelr number were cver Tillinanites, and that ought to bc ac countcd ln thelr favoi. Just for your information, we would say that Duo West was formerly known as Due West Corncr, bceause It was so sltuatcd in a survey of land that had heen taken up by one DcWitt, 3.11 Indiaii t'radcr, who helped ta tcach the Aborigines some of tho trlcka of trade which have brought to our whlte fcllow citizens u great Contincnt with? out paylng anything for it. Not a Rrcat distance from Due West, as you wlll probably remember, there ls an other place called Trick 'Era, and there I are a good many Seeeders living in j that iiQlghborhood also. Brother James Young Falr, of thc Westminster Church in this town, even If he do sing songs of hunian composi tion in the praisc of God, woul.l bc ablo ie tcll you a good many things about the b'eccder.s which you do not know. It was Thc Secedcrs who tvhlpped the War of thc lievolutlon at Klng's Mountaln, and It is sucj'i people tha: are sbrely needed all over this Southcrn country, and nowhere more than ln thc Roanoke region. IIIWXG BACK TUB BHtD.S. All lovers of nature wlll regret the ipparent unwlllingness of the As scmbly to strengtheh our same laws.. All who remeinbe.r Vlrglnla as it used to be wili regret that the Assembly will not try to re^tore it, beyond the provisions of thc prescnt laws and tlie pending Klng blll. All who recall the wildbilds that filled our forests and made iiiuslcal our woods wlll la ment thc sentiment that prevents the passage of a law that would hring \ back tlie singers. ln old tlincs our blrd life was per haps as varicd and as interesting as any in America. From the llttle tom tlts that used to fllt about the sand hills along tho cnast to the larks that soared over Ihe Alleghanics and the cranes that fed on the rl'ver banks, Vlrginia had a glorious feathered kingdom. Thc wild pigeons used to fly over us in the spring; the mocklng blrds used to sing in the laurel glades; ! thc roblns could bc .heard in overy ' strlp of woods about this lime of year. ln every forest of the Stuto there was muHlc, and over every meadow there was song. it ls d'ifferent now. One may walk for hours, even in the woods far dis tant from the citics, and thero wlll be scarcely a sound, except the chat tering of the Hngllsh sparrows and tho oocasional nolc of a nondoscrl.pt llttle blrd that knows no melody. The pot huniers havo brought thls sad silence. They have killed the roblns and havo drlven off every wild songblnl. As long as the pothunlers are approved by statute, or protected by lax game laws, they wlll keep our woods ileso lato and our valleys mute. THE NimSES' Al'PHOPUl.VTlO.Y. The city will spend about 52.50 3,000 dtirlng ihe next liseal year If the pres enl buUget is adopted. Most of this money will be wlsely expended. Of course there will lie c'alays against, whlch the averago tax-payer will cer tainly complain. There will bc large cxpcnillturcs to which everybody wlll object, but the.se inust ho bornc In the same splrit of fortltude that carrtes -one through the chlckenpox, tlie nieasles or ihe pa^es of thc Xew York Kvcnlng ?fost. We. endure. them because we inust, But no .'tpiiioprlatlon ln the whole buiieet, grcnt oi- siimll, will do more good than the $700 which tlie city wlll give to thi; iiustrueilve NurKes' Ass-o clatlon and to the Nurses" Sotilement. Bevcn huntlreil rlollars is a vcry small suni witU jvlikh to Uo a \ciy, greut worlt. Our Howltv.oi'H rec'olve as much from tho. clty; llghting our liitnpn cosIh nlniosl twenty ilines us much. Btlt thls $701) tvlll ntuible llio' conse cratcd womeii whom It ttlds to uarry on n worK that inoans llfe and lmppi 'ness |.p liuiulteds of tho city's poor. we doubt whcthcr many of our peo plo knotv Avhat these nurses ilo, They are not tho tavorlte ttttendants of tho rlch. They do not llvc ln oaso nnd draAv a fat siilary cvery month. They ilo nol slt up at nlrfht ,,- porsuarllng wealthy doAvagers that the Jutlgineni may be postponetl. Ihstead, they are n miserably undcrpald and undorestl matcd but n glorloiialy dovotcd nnd on tlmslastlc hanil of lvomen. They do Whitl none clse does. They do It wlth a glndnWs ajul Joy that makes thelr coinlng a Iteneiiictlon from Hcverly Street to'Wllliamsbttrg Avenue, from Arch Streel to Uacon Quartcr Branch. Thelr plnn nf work Is slmple. They j nttend the slck where they may, but what can they-do rim-ong so many Iutn rtred poor by personal mfnlstratlon? They admlnlstec to the needy ns host they can. but Avhat are a hatulful of wonion In a great town llke Itlchmond? Where thelr personal efforts and per? sonal means fall. they tench others to care for thomsclyos. ?They go lnto Iho homes nnd shoAV Ignorant Avomen Iioav to nurse sick'bnbies: they sIioav young glrls how to make invnlld mothers comfortiiblo; they preach a gospel of good cheor and hope; they carry a mesnage of lovc and of sympa'thy. Some of their good work is knOAvn. Many n man Is walklng the streets to day whose llfe has been saved by thelr instruction and care. Many a womnn has a homo Avhlch Avas saved from the ravagcs of disease by thelr enlightened advice./-Many a ohll'd Is happlly Avork lng in our tchools, wlth a future before hlm, Avho was saved from desperate nialadies by thelr efforts. But not cve'n thoso who have worked wlth these devoted tvomen know the half of thelr good works. Indeed, the Avhole wlll not be knoAvh, or valued, or reAvardod, until the Great lteckonlnaj of All Accounts. In the meantlme, though, by supporting these womch, by cncoui-jglng them. by givlng them our oonstanthelp, avc people of Ttieh mond have a rhance of showlng that we knoAV Avorth Avhen avo see it and that wc dlstinguish the .sincero work of charity from the mantled hypocrisy of strect-corner glving. WHOSE GUM-SHOESf The mystery surrounding the United Agricultural Board is not clcarcd up, though the blll creating the board has been favorably reportcd- In fact, tho mystery scems all the decper. When the blll was dlscusscd on AVednesday nlght not a single man seemed op posed to it. Mr. Fcrguson, Mr. Page.' Siiperlntendent Bggleston, Mr. Adams and Speakcr Byrd appearcd before the Flnance Committee and urged the pas sagc ot the blll. Xo one dlscloscd the nature or the authors of the pre vious opposition on the nieasurc. Wc are Avilling to lct the matter rcst aa it Is if the bill par.scs, but wc aro titlll curlous to know whose gum-shoc3 Avero seen In the committee room when the bill had its flrst hcarlng, "MY KIAGDOM FOR A HORSE." Twenty-flve coloncls were born yes? terday. TAventy-fivc proud Cltizens ordercd new statlonery and wondercd how they could buy or rcnt horses when they recelved the commissions sent them by Adjutanl-Gcneral Ander son. Twenty-flve men, long and short, trled to add a cubit or tAvo to their stature and bought themsclvcs hats ot new dlmenslons. Judge Mann bound to hiinsclf by hoops or steel the twenty fivo men whom he made his alds. AVo announce these facts wlth no trepidation or shaine. To be suro, suporcillous men dAvelling beyond this choscri land Avill have thelr glbes at the Old IJoininiou for adding twenty five new titles to Its long array. The Xew Vork Stin, for example, and that wlveaere, the Springfleld Republlcan, wlll, of course, foel called upon to deplore the Southern. tendency to vest men Avith mllltary titles, and wlll doubtless gambol ln their stlff-kneed fashion about the tableau of our tAventy-flve new officors. We aro willing to undergo this Avlthout shame and without an linvard pang. As a matter of fact we are glad these commissions have gone out for two reasons. Iu the flrst place, avo want the Louisvillc Courier-Journal and the. Atlanta Georgian to know that here in Virginia avo mako only twenty-flve now colonels a.year. Wc know that when the truth is thrust home those sheets avIH blush as they reflcct how a colonel ls made cvory day in the bluegrass country, and Iioav ainong the Georgla hills a now gen eral appears Avlth each rlsing sun. We aro glad that these men have been appolnted, be'eause Ave Avant ou frlends to know that the brecd of Virginia colonels ls not exlinet. There has been some mlsapprehenslon on this point, and the ignorant have been led to belleve that the colonels Avho graced Virginia in olden days had glven way to the stock not so hearty In war or wlse in c'ounsel. We chal lenge all comcrs from every quarter to produco twenty-five ? full-fletlged colonels who. can compare wlth these gallant troopors, Mll. HUC'KEI.'EI.I.EIP.S l,ATEST. AVe are glad Mr. Rockefellcr lntends ! to glve away his milllons. AVo have] no partleular grndge agalnst hlm/nnd would not have hlm part wlth his dollars unless he tlilnks they can be uscd to better purposes than ln boo.st Ing Wall Street securltles. Ho made ?his oAvn nioncy and ho has a rlght to spoi-.d lt. If he Avunted to bulld a castle In Seotland and ape the Lall'd we do not sco where tho peop'lo could honestly objecl. But as he wlshes to promoto "any and all olements of human proKre'ss" we rejolce at his deelslon. , Thls announcoineut ls a tilgn ot tlie lil niiri ii n cncoiirn'&lfijef Hlgit. Twcniy yeiirs ngo men dhl not mako nilllloiis fls cfislly n," they mnko them lo-duy, but they dhl Mol pnrt Wlth ttem so rorullly, A few ot thoni wntihl gHV ii hunilnil thuitsflnd tloUflrs ln ri eatise whlch eBpcclally Interoalecl thoni, l.ut inosi or llirm went on the prlncl ple that "wlinl'n nilne Is my .own." But now "nohlcise obllgc" 1.1 proinpl ihg n dlfforcjit course, Cnrncgto tnkes hls stccl milllons nnd hulhls llbrarlcs; Uusseil Sugo'.i well-boloved fortnne goes to soclal InvcBtlgntlon, Murgitn SpohdH milllons on art, Kenncdy pro moted n luilf thdusnnd worihy chnti Mes, and Rockefcllcr, to outdo them nll, wlll promote nny and every good eituse. The worhl may bc growlng worse, nnd mnn's Inhtinmiilty to man may he imif-c marked to-dny thnn evor, but those tiilngs .ln not polnt to II. In ste,a(| U ldbks as though the rlch man were bcglnnliig to rcnllze the imrden of the poor, und were wllling to sharo wlih hls less fortun.itc hrother tho frttlta of hls more profltable toll. Perhnps, after all. charlty may set lle the problcin of accumulatcd wcalth nnd may return to the people that whlch hn? been taken from the people. I.ct iis hope thls wlll bc- ihe case. l,et U8 hope that the love of fcllow-men may slirink the swollen fortune and make tho faucicd inonUer dlsgorge whei-e legisliitlon 1^ frttltlcss and where laws ure of no nvall. A man is golng to hutld forty-throo houses on one block ln Baltimore. Tho rest of -the space wlll bc glven over for a Harvard stndlum. If the Rtvor Selne kecps up Its rlslng much longcr. the motor-boat people could afford tn suhsldlr.c it. If they do nothlng clse, thesc West ern floods glve a lot of llttle Wostc.rn loivns a flne llne of advertlslng. \\'0 only hope that President Obaldla's dcath wlll not glvc our old friend, Zelayn, a Job. We have been trylng to flgttre out how many pnunds of porterhouse we could buy wlth that_ S1S.OO0,000 bat tlcship. Vcrmllion, La? has gonc dry. And yet they talk about nose paint. tf lt's reaily truc that thc Govcrnor of Gcorgln has written a book, they ought to follov.- the advice of the Au guista Hcrald anil Impcach hlm. Kvcry tlme we drlnk a glass ot clcar Rlchmond watcr ln those muddy tlmes, we feel sbr'ry for tho other Cltles of vlhe State. If Peary's friends keep after the House Commlttee on Naval Affairs much longcr, it would not surprlac us if fcook's stock roso agaln. At last reports, thc roof of the Internal Rcvenue Office in Washlng ton was still vlstble over thc top of the corporatlon tax statements. Eamca MacVcagh says his fellow unt'ortur.ates in Chicago are "alto gether lacklng in' tender cmotlor.s." Yct, wc have" hcard It rumored that they are always' siglilng for ar dellar. inothcr A dlvorced woman in Kansas City wilied her baby to wife No. 2. Of coursc, she knew the old man would have to walk the floor with it. Swcct was her revenge. Thc shcrlff entertained a number of guests at thc new'jail ln Cunibcr land the othcr day, and the Mary land papers are full of the story. Down here tho jall is generally full ot guests, but we do not boast so much about it. Aping the dolngs ln Albany, they hcld a graft trlal over a Brooklyn po? lice maglstrate Tuesday, and the curious thing about it was that they convictcd thc- feliow, Jlcmbcis of tho Maryland Leglsla ture say that it the lobbyists do not leavc the State House, they wlll. That's what the lobbyists want. There is u delightful insouclance ln what the Rcv. Jcnkins says about tho Rev. Dart, both or them being Baptlst mlnisters ln the grand old State of South Carolina. U'c flon't know exactly what ls the matter; but It must be somcthing out of the ordlnary, for thc Rev. Jenkins declares that whereas he wlll at no tlnie mlsrepresent Rev. Dart and ha3 never tried to slander hlm, ho has reports about the Rev., Dart that "would make one's head swlm." Be sldes thc Rev. Jcnkins declares "we regard tho Rov. Dart as belng a dead man in and out. of thls State." That is what we should llke to say about tho Rev. Joseph G. Cannon; but tho trouble wlth the old rascal is that ho will not dle. When he does, wo suppose that Tompkins and Caldwell will be puttlng up somo sort of brass sighvin Gullford county to show that he was born in North Carolina, They have to huiu tiround mightily to flnd anybody ln North Carorina, or whom evor was in North Carolina, worth any ,kind of distlnctlon. Georgo MarcellitH Bailey, of the Houston I'est, has been nomlnated by some one for Vice-Presldent of tho United States,- and we hope. that ho wlll bo ek'cted, not because he ls flt for tho place, but because he would make a great .leal of "copy" for the newspapers, and would he Just ns much of a Vlce-President as what's hls name who now occuplos that of? fice. The real performer ought to get out an tnjunction against a Ty Cobb who is trylng tu^ hox up North. Judge Vrin Orsdel, of' the DIstrict of Cplunibla, has deckled that .marrlages brought about by advertisenients are hindlng. Sorves tho men rlght. Sincc ihe Senate has authorized the pxpenditurc of ?in,ooo,000 ln'. huying property on Pcnnsylvanla; Avoiiiie, the 15-cent liash houses on that street may bo oxpecteil to chargo a- cpiarter, fbr a look-ln at tho door, * ,"i -'. i Our abilltics to serve any conservative adver tiser is thocause of our (and th'eir) succcas. Rlchmond Advortis Inft Aftency, Inc. Mutuul Hiiildins, BHKES FOR 0. S. IIPL Forcign Cottntrics \Votiicl Stippiy Silitnblc Palaecs for Anijjas sacldrs aiul Ministcrs. PARLIAMENT CROWDED Only Rooin for 4;<5 of the 670 Members of House of Coniinons. ?V l,.\ MAIMIPINE I)E FONTE.VOV. AT a monicnt when the United SlatcH government Ih helug urged to acqiilrc tlie owhershlp of manslons In varlous forelgn capltals, for use as perniunent oiiar tei'M of Its iimliassadors nnd ministcrs nbronil, It mav be worlh AVhlle to draw atlention to the iiri'angements Which have for many years exlsted between Francc 'nnd Tiirkey In matters of this kind?arrangenienis which are known to but few. The Turklnh government. cver since tb.e CTIinoan War, that ls to say, for more lhan llfty-four years rfast, has plaeed nt the dlsposal of the French gnvernment, free of cost, a palatlal bttlldlng In Pera, the forelgn quaiter of ConstanlInople. for the use of the French embassy durlng the Avln ter, and has added an oouallv cOm tnodlous vllla, or rather palace, wlih lnrs;e grounds, nt Therapla. further north, on the shores of the Bosphorns. to be used as summer qtiarters bv the envoy and his staff. ln return for thls the French government houses the Ottoinan embassy at Parls free of cost. aiul the Chambers vote each year a sum of $is,000 to defruy tho ront of the manslon occupled by the rcprescn tatives of the Subllme Pdrt'e. Klng Fei'dltiand of Bttlgarla last year offered to the great powcrs sltes in his capltal, free of cost, for the erectloh of perhiahcnt homes for thelr cnA-oya 10 hla court, Htid there is no iloub't tliat tbe United States govern mrnt could nt any tlme tliat It AVished make wlth nlmost any forelgn govern? ment the same sort of arrangement. that oxlsts between Francei and Tur? key; that Is to say. if the Amerlcan government were to undertake to plaee at the dlsposal of a forelgn POAV cr, for use as its embassy at Washing ton. a suitable manslon. Avhlch it had eithor hullt, bought, or rcnted for the purposo. that powcr would In return undertake to house in a suitable fash lon the United States embassy or lega tlon ln its capltal. Tbe advautage of thls scheme would be that it would avert all sorts of eouiplicatlons arlslnc from the ownershlp by the United State.s of bulldlngs In forelgn capltals. These dlsadvantages are numerous. Thus. a district of the canltal Avhlch is fashlonable to-day may be aulte tho revcrse twenty-live years hence. and the English government now ilnds Itseif under the necesslty of selling at sacrlllce the manslon occupled by Its embassy for tbe last thirty years at Bcrlin, aruUto tranafcr its abode to ncAv quartcW. Iu the tnore fashlon? able Thiergarten nelghborhood. The Gorman government is consldering the adA-isabillty of transferring Its embas? sy ln Paris to more romtnodioiis nuar ters tfian those which it owns in the rttie de Lillc, the manslon. once tbe home of Prlnce Eugenc de Beauhar nais, stepson of Fmnoror Xapoieon. be? lng infcrlor ln every respect to the Inlinitely more Imposlng embassy bulldlngs of Great Brltain. of Ualv and >f Austrla. Tlie United States government could easily lind means of houslng the for eign embassles at Washington. and would do so Avith much economv ot nioney and trou'ole, if lt could thcrebv transfcr to the forelgn noAvcrs the ob llgation of provldlng suitable ouarters for the United States embassles and Icgatlons abroad. There Is one foaturo about tho Ger man embassy In Parls AA-hir-h 1 have ncA-er qultc understood. The state apartmenls Incltldo the room fornierly occupled by Prince Eugenc de Bcau harnais's sister, Oueen llortensc. avIicii in Parls. It ls ot bluc and gold. and adorned wlth an lminense mlrror. Tbe. latter is plerced by a rlfle bullci, Avhlch, Avlthout shatterlng the class, made a hole through lt. cnvlroned by a star of some size. lt Is a memory of the Communc Insurrectlon. But French peoplc do not llkc to be reminded of such things. and Fnipcror William, Prlnce Hadolln, as well as Prlnce Mun ster and Prlnce llohenlohe, Avho pre ceded Radolin on the banks of the Seine as ambassailors. havo shown so much dellcacy and tact In thelr dcnl Ings, wlth French people that it has always hecn a matter of st.rprise to me that they should have left thls mlr? ror, thus damaged, to serve as a sou venir of the Conimune to the French guests invlted to partake of the hos pltality of the Oerman embassy. Crowilcrt I'.'irlinmrnt. Of course, Avlth the meeting of Par liament, the ciuestion of the inadequa cy of room In tbe House of Commons has been once more brought on the tapis. Iu tbe chambor there ls at the very utmost room for only 476 repro Bcntatlvcs of the people. and this can only be securod by utilizlng the shle galleries, which from the members' point of vlew can hardlA- be regarded as parl of the house. In fact. lt Avould be out of the qitestion to address the House from thence. Yet the number of members ln the House of Commons is 670, that is to say. the acconimoda tlon is ^00 short of the actiial member shlp ot the House, and?there is in con sequence thereof ahvays a kcen strug glc for seats; a struggie of which the members of Congress at AVashington. who have their own separate swlvel chair and desk, can form no concep tion. On tbe opening nlghl of the sesslon. Arthur Balfour, tbe Consorvatlve and ynlonlst ex-Premler. and SIr Fredcrlck Banbury, also ii Conservatlve. occupled seats- on the front Trcasury bench. strlctly reservud for ministcrs ot llio croAvn in ofllco. Thls Avas due to the fact that Arthur Balfour and Sir Fred erick Banbury are members for the clty of London, nnd Ihelr presence on the Treasury b'oneh on the opening nlght of tbe sesslon ls by virtue of an anclent rlght cqnferred on tho ropro sentatlves of the clty ln commemora tion of the pnr.t taken by tho latter ln-.lG.?a In.offciing protectlon'to the flve members whose arrest was con templated by Klng Charles I. ln former ttmes, indeed throughout the greater portlon of the Vlclorian era, territorlnl miignates and. agrleul tural Interests prcdomlnated ln tlie FTouse of Commons. Most or the mem? bers wore landowners and squlros. To day lt ls laAvyers who predomihate, Just as they do ln Congress at AVash Ington, and In most of the State l.cgi.s latures. ln fact, of the 670 members, nearly 200 are members of the bar and solicltors, thirty of the number belng Klng's counsel. Tho army 'and navy are represontod In the House of Com? mons by half a hundred ofllcors, In eltidliiK an admlnU (namely, Lord Charles BeresfordJ and flfteen colo? nels. There are only- nlne members of tho medlcal orofesslon in tho noAv Houso of Commons. but there aro elgh teon neAVspaper propriotors and a score of journallsts. Of landOAvners, as such, regarded as rcpresentlng tho lund Interests, there aro barely three-score and ton. There are fotir members of the Stock Exchnngg ln the House, elghteen trnders and shopkeopersr tAventv archltoets and onginoers, thlr tcen bankers, scvon colliery proprio? tors, twelA'o sioanishlp oAvnors and Hhipbullders and fourteen Ironmasters and men engaged ln tho motal trado, Of breAvers, dJlstlllers and Avlno mcr chants, there aro thirteen; twO mon promlnently Idontlflou Avlth tho motor car industry, forjy-llvo sons or broth ers of peors, and, as mentioned the othor ,day ln these lotters, a Cougro gatlonal mliilsteri the Roa\ Sllvestor Horno. . > ? One word more Avlth rogard to the Innded propriotors whose reprosonta tlon ln the llouso of Commons has dlrnlnhjhed so greutly. They'uvo oouv, Daily Queries and Answers Addresn all cofnmunlcatlons for thls eoltimn to Oucry Edltor, Tlmcs-Dlspntch, No mnthcmatical problcms wlll be solved, no coins or stamps valucd and no dcsilers' namcs wlll bc glvcfi. Elirtipcnn liiiiiilgrnnls, Plenso teli me the number of Eurn nean Immlgranta who ctiino to tho unlted Stntes In 100!), nlso the number of those who rettirnetl to Kuropo from the Unlted .Stiitos ln that ycnr. a. i\r. w. Tinmlgrants, 751,7SB; omlgrants, 100, 302. nnnlc Cluli. Pleuso advlse where I can get rulcfl nnd polnts In general for a hook i-lub. riEADER. Suppose you wrlte to the edltor of the I.tidles' Home Journnl. Thnt mng ny.lne innkes a spcelalty of sucli clubs, we hi'c Infornied, Jnnies .lefTrle.VN Flrat nnill. FlCttse teli nie how long has James Jcffrlcs been llghting and what Is hls ngc. J. C. S. Aspofi, Va, ^ Jcffrles's flrst rccordcd ring on roiinter wns In 1S07, when he knocked out Buskirk In two rounds. IIHiiilh.ji Hlllf. I niii preparlng a spcech for the negntlve of ii dcbate to bo held at the ooinmcnei ment of the Oalux Migh Sdiool on the subject: "Rcsolved, That There Should Be n Properly Quallflca tlon for Votlng," nnil I do not Und any Iltcraturo on thc subject. Wlll you advlse me as to where nnd what I may get that win help me in pre pnrlng lt'.' II. E. W.j Writc to Dr. II. R. Mcllwalne, State hlbrarlan, Rlchmond, Va. He wlll seml you full lnforniallnn. Tlie I.nw fur llitnllng Itnblu*. Plcase glvc me the law on roblns. H. I. H. Roblns may be shot from Kebruary 17, lo Aprll 1 in countles where tl|e supervlsors ilo not llmlt the seasum. When shot, the roblns may not be EOld. No'f for Vn. Anxious: Rcad the cnption of thls column. nnd yo.u wlll see why your ipiesilon cannot bo answ/red here. ltellclon? of Our Prrildrnt". 1. Pleasc teli mo thc roiiglous falth of the Presldents of the Unlted States. 2. Religiou-? falth of tho Vlc-c-I'r.-a Idents. :!. Rellglous falth of defeated can dldates of the Democrats and Repub? llcans. ?I. Name a good authorlty on nttrnictto and modorn rules of soclety, und wherc I can flnd It. 5. Should a gcntlenian *end wcddlng Invitations to those who have re? ceived brldal pre?ents from hlm? RHADER. 1. Washlngton, Eplscopallan; J. Adams, OoiifrregatlonallHt; Jeffcr.son, I.iboral: Madlson, Eplscopallan; Moh roc, Eplscopallan: J. Q. Adams, Con Rregation.illst: Jackson. Prosbyterhin. Van liurcn. Befonned Dutch; llurri son, Eplscopallan; Tyler, Episcopalian; Polk, Preabyterlan: Taylor, Eplsco? pallan: Fillmore, Unltarlan; I'icrce. Eplscopallan'; Buchnnan. Preabyterlan; stahlly belng hcld un as falllng to :ontrlbutr thelr falr share to thc rcve nucs uf the uatlon. Indccd, lt ls on thls allcgcd ground that the new taxes and s.upcrtaxos pro.iocted by Jhanccllor of the Kxchcquer Eloyd Jlcorgc, have been hased. Vet oflloiul rcturns show that dnrtng the eleven year.^ intorvening bctweon 1898 (when ihe so-called death, or succeaalbn, dn-. tics were inaugurated by thr* lato Sir ? Wllliam Harcourt) and 10o9. the co lo^-al amutint of over $1,'J...">.000.000 was paid into the nationai Trcasury, in tho :-hape of death dutles on near S00. 000 estatcs, of the aggrcgate nct capi? tal valuc of 513.000,000.000. When the fact is taken into considcration that this Sl.OOO.Otip.OOO has been taken from the rk-h. cfpeclally from the landcd Interests, durlnsr the past decade; ta Iten so to speak from the ancestral poxsesslons of tho old tcrritorlal arls tbcracy, titled and untltled. It wlll be seen how extremcly unfair it ls to urge that they have falled in the nast. ind are stili ncglectlnsr. tn contrlbuto their falr share towards the revenues of the nation and thc cxpenses of the sovernment. (Copyright, 1010. by tho Brcntwood Company. ) NEW 7.EAI.A.VD I.MPHESSIOXS. Mnorl Cblcfl Felt lllnixclf I.oal nnd I.one ln Crowded houdou Strcets. A Maori chiof, Tuahlne Hangiula. who has spent some tlme In England. was telllng a few days slnce his im prcsslons of that country. The hugc ness, the trcmendou.snc3S and tho lonelincss of Eondon struck hlm vcry forclbly. "When I flrst camo to I.on tlon." he sald. "I felt lonely?so vcry lonolv?lost, that is thc better word. Then' the streets seeinod too narrow to bear the Immensc trafflc. I felt I was never safc: that the houses were nomlng on top of me, and that the ininlbuscs would run over mc." He went to hls flrst receptlon at the Ouchess of Bucklnghain's. "1 was nulte taken aback by the splendor of tho functlon and the beautlful jewcls worn by tho ladles." I doubt if Rangiuia would choosc, were it not for his love of muslc, to remain In exlle from his own land. Truth to teli. the men of prlmitive races who vlslt London for the first tlme are often enough far from wholly charmed wlth our lltc. When some years ago a party of Matabele warrlors came nothlng would convlnce them that there was not In Dondon a great host of folk who lived underground. "We want to see your underground people," they said. When lold that we had no underground dwellers, they sliook thelr heads. "We see the holos comlng out'of the ground," they said, polntlng to the Tube entrances and the subways. "We soo the people pourlng down into them and comlng out from them, yet you say you have no underground city. Why wlll you not let us seo lt?" "I had never drcamed thero were so many people In all tho .carth," said a mid-African vlsllor on one occaslon to me. "You darken the faco of tho sky, you shut out tlie sun, and tho cattlc dio in your presenbe. But I want to go home where the sun shlnes." And he stood erect and stretched out hls hanus, oddlv enough. just in tho dlrection where hls country lay. "I want to go home, he repeateil. "Home!"?Ex change. ?.-???- i llliAMES COMIO AltTISTS. Thelr nidlciile of Couiilry;'Mfe Hn? Brought H Inlo Jllarepule. The founder of the State Agricul tural School at Morrisvllle, N. J., has brought a serlous charge against the comlc artists of the country when he says they are rosponslble for the hlgh cost of livlng and tho abandonment of fnrms. Wo hope, however, that the populace wlll not procced wlth undue hasto In wreaklng thelr von goance on the comlc artists. The gon tloman's charges need conftrmation. ln themselves they are not very con vincing. Besidos, there are a lot of those comlc fellows who can 111 be Iilncoln, PrcRbyterlnn: Johtisoii, Mclh oillst: Grnut, Melhodlst: llayes, Meth odlsl; Garflold, Dlsrlplcs; Arthur, Ep|s? copnllnn: B. Marrlson, PrcHbyterlan; McKlnley, ^J'resbyterlan; Boosovelt, Jteformed Oulch; Tnft, Unltnrlan. li.-K, Thls cannot ho determlncd without a vnst tlnnl of resenrch, I. Send us a self-uddressed ntampnd envelopo for tho name of dealcra av-Ihi wlll fninlsh such a book. 5. If ho AVlshcs to Invlle tticse men, he ccrtalnly niny do/so, rcgurd Ic.ms of tho fact that he has sent them prescnts. I'niinmn Cnruil Servlee. Pleaso tell me the proper pcrson to Avrlto to rclallve to a posltlon ln Piinama, M. ,f, n, , Wrlio to the Panama Cannl Cotn mlsslon. AVashlngton, D. C. Your Ict ter wlll Iiq, forAvnrded to the proper ofllclals. Siime lllbllrnl <liir?lloti*. I. Ooes bnptism of the Ilnly Ghost take plnce nftcr coriveralori? ?1. Is belng baptlzed Avlth the Uoly Ghost and belng flllcd wlth tho Splrlt one and the same thlng? 3. Is the baptlsm of tho Holj Ghost a seeond work of grttco? ?i. Uoes the baptlsm of tho Holy GhosKdeatroy tho carnal mlntl'.' 5. Onn a person be whollv sanctlficd In thls llfe? tl. Is snuctlflcatlon a work of falth or progrr sslon? 7. What are the provlsions made by God for the sanotlflcatton of the sjml? BEADEH. TheKe are 'itiestlons Avhlch have brought forth many argumenls, nro and con, the tnet'c llstlng of which would fl 11 thls column. We Avould advlsc that you consult some conipe tent mlnlstcr. nronil Hlreet. When and how was 'ffiroad Street Avideticd after it was btnlt up? K. M. .IX A\'e are Informed that Broad Strec Avas never Avidened. it Avas built upon the present llnes. How ln Ilulld. Where can 1 get a book of dlffcretit cuts rfhowlng how to bulld convcnlent dwelllngs and all klnds of farm btiild ings? W, B. B. Any of the book dcalera who adver tlsc ln The 'rimes-Dlspatch wlll be able to glvc you such a book. Tlllc of Olvorced Woninti. What Is the nroper Avny of speaklng of a dlvorccd AVOnian? To terni them a Avldow, uliigle or an unmarrled woman? OPUBATOR. A dlvorccd Avoman Is nelther a Avjdon' nor slngle nor unmarrled %vomaii. She ls sitnply dlvorccd, and should alwaya be refcrred to as "Mrs. Allce Smlth." or whatcver her name happened to be. She generally resumes her maiden name and keens her huiband's famlly name. ffometimes. Avlth the conscnt of th6 court, she may resumc her mald en famlly name as well. fpared. and a reductlon ln tho cost ot llving Avould be dearly purchasfcd at tbe prlcc. The gentleman says they portray the honest fnrmer Avlth haysoed In his halr and hirds' ncsts ln his Avlllskere. Thls rlbald treatment of the honest tlller of the soll lmocls his son to Uave the farm as xoon as he Is able to go it alone. and the consequerice i i that the farms are abandoned.' and 'there ls a scarclty of th'; necessltles of llfe. and conscquent hlgh prh ? The remedy he proposcs is to make farm llfe more attraetive. Hoav this is to be done. he does not say. Thero are many Avays: but to judge by tho complatnts of tho dullncss of . the country, a moving picture shoAv or a roller skatlng rlnk at Intervals of a mlle or so, mlght seem adequate. AA'e do not belleve, however. tliat dullncss ou the farm has anything to do wlth the matter at all. The fact is. tho tlmes have changed, and tho Avorld has groAvn smallcr; that is to say, an ambltious young man can reach more of it. Tlme was AA-hon a farmer Avas a faruier becauso his father Avas. Or. for the same rcason, a doctor Avan a doctor, a preacher a preacher, and a mcri'hant a merehant. It ran ln famllies. ln these days. hoAvever, a young man docs not necessarily have to folloA\- in tho footstcps of his father. IIe goes out to sec the world and expcrlence llfe for himself. And so avc absoK-c the comlc artlsts from blame Iu the premlscs, and not alonc because there are a few av<? Avould dlslike to sec led to tho slaughter, but because, lf they are guilty, as the founder of the ag rlcultural sifhool ln NeAv Jerscy says, they are, unconsclously perhaps, rectlfylng their prcvlous errors. They are deplctlng tho honest fariner honk lng about the country a-top of a, spanklug forty-horscpower automo blle, or salling a gasolcnc yacht around the pond Avhero he has bullt a summer home for Nancy and tho glrls. More than that, the comlc ar tlst ls tentatlvely Interesting the farmer in tlie aeroplane. Can llfe on the farm he dull after that? We guess not. Better leaA-o the comlc artist out of the reckonlng.?Koches-. ter Herald. Ontlmlam. There-'a sump'ln always comln' Ef you'll only Avatch the pints. What tho' you has tbe rhcumatlz An' nchln' in your Jints, An' the day is cold an' cloudy. An' tho wln" is ln the east. An' no frlends to tell you howdy, An' no ricbes for a feasl? Jea' aot up ln your corncr An' amoke your country "bacca. An' lliank tbu I.ord you has a blta Of bacon an' a cracker? ^ An' a ahake-down, un' a nlllor. An' a bcd-qullt warm an' good, An' cold water for a llller, An' a stlck o' klckory wood. As I eald?thore's sump'in comln' The mercury ln the cup Tliat slts niBb down to zerp Wlll soon bo slidin' up. An' tho sun bo shlnln' yaller. An' tho bllls bo loolcln' liazy, An' the breezes aoft an' balniy .Ataltu a feller feel ao lazy. An' you want to go a-llaliln' In tho pon' Avay down tlie rlvor, An' you feol liko turnlp salad x ls tho rlght thlng- for your llver. Then you know tho spring Is on you,"'. - An' you want to laugh an' lioller, An' tako your eoat an' wesklt off. An' opon up your collar. An' lifo ls alwaya jes* tbls way In liatur an' in splrlt; There uin't no gloomy nlght so black But dayllght comea to clear It. An' on a laddor, up an' down, Stnn's overy llvln' fcllcr An' spen's hla tlme gyratln' twlxt Tho garrot an' the collar. 'TIb surely well, for Piovldence llns ordorod all croatlon Upon tho best conatructed plan For evory tribo an' natlon, An" though it secnis a llttio atrange An' hard to bo ndjUBtod, AVoMl all work out tlie llttlov plan Wlth which Ava aro intrusted. HOSA 11. QRAT. HISTORY TELLS For the just rating or a bank, study its history. . During more than 40 years this Bank has Helped. Its Strength, Se curity and Conservatism have never been questioned. Capital $200,000.00 " - Surplus $900,000.00 The* Merchants National Bank Eleventh and Main Streets. ^ SAFEST FOR SAVINGS.