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_. , ???_. .....!_ B. M-lnSlres I.ynchbur. Bureau. .215 Elghth Strect .55 .35 ._. BY MAIL. On, Six Three One POSTAGEPAtD Year. Mo* M? M? D._yw.thSoB_.y....??? ?"?"?? Dsily without Sundey. 4.00 MO IjJ Etindty-dlUon-nly... ?? *?? g VVeekly (Wcdn_?d?l. .. J-00 ?so 7* nv tlm__.Dl.patch*C_n7er DeUvery Sjrvf?> ?" Wchmond UBdi-burM, M_nch_.ter ?id Peter_. turs? Op. "Weelt _ , . _4 nenu Dsily-ith Sunda... 10 txIi(M r.afiy without Sunday.????? 5 ^.^ fcunday only. Entered January -7. 1903 at W-*?^;Y* .* .ecotid-clas. mattev under art of Con.---- of Hardi 3. 1379. _ ._ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 111". VHIGIXIA STANDS PAT. Thc Stato of Virginia hns reject.d the Feaeral income tax amendment to the Constltutlon. By a vote of H to 37 thc House or Delesateu set thc . eal of its disapprovnl ttpon thls meas? ure Monday night aflcr an nnlmatc. debate whlch lasted for thrco hours Kxcopt ln the addresses of Speakei Byrd and Mr. Fendleton there wa: not ono spcech mado In the dln* oussion ot the subject that ap* proaclfftd the dignlty ot argument all the rest were mere fustlan. There iias never been in the Virginia Legls? lature, wc venture to say, any im? portant qu.stion debated witli so llt? tle apprchension of its merits or sc little rcgard for the prlnctp.es Involv <??_. Tnore worc icars and love for the bluo and love and teara for the gray ?but never hy any ehanca dld the do hatcrs. spcakitiK generally, get thcli leet on tho ground. Hcrc was a great questlon touch lng tl'e constitutlonal rlght- o the State, rlght. for whlch 106,00' Virginians fought and for which thous ands of tlicm lald down thelr lives. am for whlch milllons upon mlllions o tiollars worth of property wa,i sacrl fleed. and lt was dlsposed of witli a little concern as if it had been a blll t levy a . pecial tax upon yellow dogs o a bill to open a new road or to es tablish a new fcrry. Tliat was th plty and shame of it that In the Vir slnia Housc of Delegates no man. wlt the exceptlons 'we have noted, ro. ; to the greatnc.s of the subject. Irt more than a hundred years th Federal Constltutlon has been amendc only tbrec times and these amendmenl were made only by force and arms and i \ a terrible piicc. This is a fact that wa worth -.tatltig in the conslderatlon t the Vncome tax proposltlon; but tV whole. aiBCUsslOTt was paintully lacltlr in anything Uho a proper rcspect f -ither occaslon or place. The appcE tliat wero made to thc memories ot t past were as melodramatlc as tho d pcrate efforts to save the face o? National Democratic platform w painful. It was gravely asscrted t there was no polltlcs in it. when, a matter of fact, a number of Delegc votcd for It solely upon the groi that it is "ln thoplatform." and t they wanted to prcscrve what ls ca "party rcgularlty." It was urged' t tho resolution should pass because Government at Washlngton needed oi; revenue, when, as a matter of fact, wj effect of thc amendment would virti n ly deprlvo the Stato of its right to f11 posc an income tax for its own p bi poses. In the partnersliip of Sta and Natlon, as the New York Tribi recently said, there can ho no dot svhich one of the partners would hi to givc way to thc other in the coll JJjj tion of this tax. , ^ '. ' ?'?' The time may come when there t he a Federal ineomo tax?some of ,, think that an income tax is the fair lC tax that can be laid?but that tl wlll never corue without the sanct of the States and such sanction . never be given as long as tho Sta yircservc almost tlio last rcmaln ,r. vestige of thelr Constitutlonal powi The questlon has been settled ln \ . sinia and settled right, and for t >h much we sliould be thankful, possil in*** vi .seclns witli how llttle serlousness ?*?' Lcgislature regarded thc most portaiu question, looklng at it froi broad polnt of vicw, tliat has been i sented to tlie lawmaking body.of Coranionwealth in nearly lifty year 111 \ 'J'HK I.XSOltANCE TAX I'ASSEE Thc Scnato mado a mistakc and Housc upprovod lt. Tho wise mei A thc uppor.brancb wero led astray l_ cincc, andftheir brethren ln tho 1( at branch followed liko fheep. Whet: rl; Senate increased tlie tax on tho ir ance cornpanic.s tp 1 1-2 per con thelr gross premlum income we p al cd out the injusTlcc of tlio moa and urged the House to corrcc ;,.: Thc loglc of facts aud flgures **,<1 -iot without eft'et-t, for the Houso _?? niltteo cut the tax from 11-2 to 1.0 j,er ccnt, This niorely acknowlc ?error of the Senatc-'s positlon wi' torrecting it. As the blll wlll probably receiv ui -ignaturc of thc Governor befon t-tid of thc weck we can only recoi mf.tiindamontal in justlce. Thls tax I tax on a luxury. It is not i -i> on rlch plutoeratio corporations. ' u tax on the savlng. of tlio poor lt is a lax whk'h will fail not _ , surplus of tho companles, but o ?dlvidends of tho insured, i,ll._ t tax, ll Is'a tax on t_ thing whic 1 poople must have lf they wisli u teci thetii-clves and thelr * fa I agttinfit dlsaster or old age. VI ( ta.v payc*r_ and cltlxens wlll bo; lin burden. hSj w. rcgard the passage of th !'_', (?.. a bad sign. Noi only du__ it dlsregard of the fuiK^amontal oiples of taxatlon, hut it dctnoni Ihi lio w easliy even our A.scmbly < Ic-I led astray by tlio voico oi' u U1 I^-'iUhj do nol luojt heyond tho tr licl. .')'. or soo that wclfare of tho people which Is hlgher than unjnst. but cnforclblo In.WV T1IK MMtAUY MUST NOT SUFFEIl. Charlty shatl cover a multltudo of slna and nn approprlntton blll may concenl much, Injusttee. Happlly thls is not tho' cnso wlth Iho meas? ures Introducod In tho Assombly yesterday, but here nnd there through both of them nre wenknosscs and mls takes, Few, of these are more serious than tho reduotlon proposed by th? Houso Committeo In the approprlatlon for tho Stato Llbrary. Tho llbrary haa never had moro than enough money to barely keep lt itfloat and has never hnd a suinclent worklng forco to demon slxate Us great value to tho peoplo of Vlrglnln. Its present efllclency ls due solcly to the careful mnnagement of the Llhritrlahnntl tho Board; Its success hns been achlevcd through tholr economy and not through tho generoslty of the State. The House blll wlll take away even the plttance glven thc Llbrary Board, and wlll practlcally rcduce the State iLibrary to a few haU-flllod bookcascs land a.fow unpaltl nttendnnts. The ap? proprlatlon for travcllng llbrarles If taken away, tho publlcatlon of thc Journal of tho House of Burgesses ls snspendetl, thc work on the mann scripts has to be abandonccl. The 1.1 brary ls to ccase doing tbe thlng which have mado it a part and parce of Vlrglnla's lnlcllectual llfe. Wo fear that tho Assembly eloes no apprcclato tho signlficance of its ac tion. It does not understand what th wlthdrnwal of thls $.,000 a year wl! itfean to the Stato, Richmond wlll no be the loser. ""Tho Library wlll stlll b open. Its attractive Reading Roon wlll be at tho di.iposal of tho cltlzen of thls town. The State will bo th real suffcrer. Tho travellng llbrarlc which nre carrylng culture Into ever; corncr of the Stato wlll not be renew ed and wfll.no longer bo caretl for b; thc expert who ls now ln charge. Th books wlll soon he worn out nnel th 100 llttle torches ot learnlng through out Virginia wlll be cxtlnguished. W belleve tho countles wlll serlously fee this luss. Wc believo that the educu tlon of our chlldren wlll suffer a dis tiuct blow. That is not all. The work of repalm Ing thc pagcant of Vlrglnla's past wl have to bo abandoncd. We wlll con? to colloet wlth revercnt hands tl manuseripts whleh tell the story < our fathers' darlng and will leave 1 moulelcr as they dld for a century tl priccless ipapcrs that chroniclo Vii ginla's glory. Without money tl splendid work ot thc Archlves Depar ment of tlie Llbrary must stop. Witho a co/itlnued approprlatlon the bi llography, which is now belng pr pared, must bo abandonetl and thc st >r\dent must work his way without a ls I ?f ho would wrlte a hlstory ot the Coi he l monwealth. ;s-l Such a course will place Virginia :be a bad llght beforo tho country. 7 ore boast of our past anel wo glory ln t hat deeds of our slres. We put them s a a petlestal before the natlon and .? tog ?look nnd wonfler! Wc can never < ind poet tho rest of the country to app hat clate theso men or to valuo thelr m led its If we bury thelr deeds in fat l,at manuscrlpts or hlde thelr valor In i lll0 twillglit of obllvlon, l,'e THE AlU'LICATION OF A COMMAN tlie . MENT. Wc print this mornlng a. letter fr. "!_' the Rev. J. p. McAllster, just to sh that we havo no hard fcellngs agaii tcs hlm. In the second place, wo prlnt it l cause we thlnk wo cah handloltbcst applying the Scrlpture to which he 5?" fcrsbybook and vcrse to his own upl wo hopo and pray, tho samo belng 111 Kjnth Commandmcnt of the Decalog us "Thou shalt not bear false wltn est agalnst thy ncighbor." me It was Solomon who laid dowr lon broad principle which Brother Mc 'IU lstcr mlght follow tvlth advantage tea his splrltual parts, ln theso woi '?S -go not forth hastlly to strlvc. ;rs- thou know not what to do in tho '"'* thcreof, when thy nelghbor halh liat thce to shame." Speaklng further u >ly. I thls point tho Wlse Man sald: " the tiate thy causo wlth. thy neigl: im- hlmself; and dlscover not a socrel n a another; Lest ho that heareth lt thce to shame, and thlne Infamy 1 .his not away." So much by way of ordlum. and for P,rothor McAll: grace, mcrcy and peace. Last -Sunday nlght, Brother Mc tho 1 ter, a rcporter for The Tlmes-Blsp l of l was sent to thc East End Ba; for j Church Wlth instructlons to liste: iwer l your ser'mon and to report what the j sald. llc waa especially chargei .sur- J be partlcular, becauso you had e i, of I former occaslon denled what ane oint- reporter sald you sald. The rep1 sure, sent to bear you last Sundny nig t it. acknowledged to bc ono of Uic was nnd most aceurate rt'portcrs ln com- Stato of Virginia. lie Is a young 1 1-1 wlth a family, and he makes his elgcd breael by his dally toll. He toll hout his Instructions, antl was espe1 c-arcful, taking elown In his note 5 Ihe what you sald when you sai i iho Ho dld not guoss-at it, but he act tl Us wroto elown your utteruncos as 3 not fell from your llps. You wero sj . tax Ing from a pulpit ln a. church l lt Is Ing, anel the. reporter was kindl inan. celved by tlie congrogatlon. :i the That repoiter wns your nplf i thc Brothor McAllster, lf thc lloly : ie oil ture-s, which ..ve>u havo takon u i our man of your counsel aud tlie gu ' pro- your llfe, are to bo accepted, ai ullle- accept them. Instead of .golng tt rginla I as the Seriptures dlrect, antl t ,r the him liovv he had offendeel you ane ing him Itucu, and belng rt*co s bill to lilm you began tn '-all hlm : aliow and t'o speuk despltefully of liini piin- poKslblo Injury, aud you wrote .tratctt ter to ono of ihe; SaiilioJrlin un san bo him that wlutl thU ncighbor htul v men ten about your sct'iuon was fah eaayry ull lljkt. Wc can uniUi'Htand wl wlshetl that your titterances shoultl bo loft "fitrlctly alone," anel wc elon't blamo you; nnel wc can understand why you "dld not drcam" thnt there Would bo a roporter present at your servleo Sundny nlght, but belns thero without your knowledge, eloes not mako lt any thc less truo that lie wns there, and that he heard what you sald nnd topk lt down as you sald it, ahel, fnlth, bo prlnted lt ns you sald lt. That was not tho reporter's fault; that was his business; thnt is what he went to hear you for. Ho would probably havo prcferrcd some other nsslgnmont. Wo are very sorry that you sald what jfou sald, nnd particularly sorry thnt you nltl not stand bylt- nftor lt was put In type. You wlll see, Brother McAllster, how necessary l|:is for you to know what ls wrltten ln thc Book of Moses called Exodus; and how much you shoulel take It to heart. and how, tnklng lt tc heart, lt shoultl work a change ln youi llfo nnel conduct; for you have grlev ously wronged your ncighbor, tho ro? porter, one of these llttle ones, whe ought to have your frlendly regard Hear tho words of tho Preacher Brother McAllster: "For dotl shal brlng every work Into judgment, wltl every secret thlng, whether lt be good or whether. lt bo evll." THE COCXCII, ELECTIOX. mclunonil's most Important elcctloi wlll be held wlthin tho new few weeks Icovernors must bo chosen every fou years, antl once during the same pe rlod a Presldent must be named. Stat offlcers of one sort anel another, Rer rcsentatlvcs in Congress. Scnators an the like have to be sclccted at sadl frcfiuenflntervals. All ot these me lnfluence, moro or less, the llfe of tl clty. Yet wc may Iho happily uncb Incfflcient State rule, and may not fe eleeply tho curso of Ropubllcan elom natlon In natlonal affalrs. Tho Cl Council, however, we choose in Apr is to deelde auestlons upon which tl prosperlty, tho dally happlness anel tl ovcry-dny comfort of each cltl'-i depentls. For thls reason, ihe clections to t; Council this year should bc attend' by tho most enreful camipaign th Richmond has ever seen. The ni we choose wlll ho tho gunrdlaus of t largest population that hlstory h ever known ln these parts, and th wll] be thc- custodlans of tho large treasury that Richmond ever hc They shoultl be the be3t men th Richmond has, and they should chosen for thelr pecullar lUness dlse-harge thelr high offlce. Thc plaee of Councllman ls not easy one. There Is no pay and prospect ot pay. There Is abunda hard work, and amplc abusc. T many good men get llttle credlt i what they do, and thc few bad m get blamo for much more than th ever do. Men who accept thls scrv Inevltably tlo so at a personal sac 1'it-e. They must spend hours In d cussing trlfllng mattcrs and must : Ievening after evenlng. ln close co mlttcc rooms. tho target for the crl elsin of thelr cnemlcs and for the ho baked ajvlce of their frlends. This ls thc reason why good n hesltato to run for the Council, t thls is the reason why many gi men aro forced to nbandon thc ser\ of tbe clty after brief terms of ofl If wc want good men, wo must chai thls system. AVo must show, lirst all, that wc regard the men who in the Council as business men, h orable and c-xact, competent to hai problems, and; abovo all else, pu servants ln tho trtte sense of the w We must show that we apprcclate sacrlflces they are maklng, and t we value the work they are doing the clty. Then, too, we must, as far as po ble, omphaslzc the good service j formed by generous and able-mlr leaders. AVo must ceasc swecplng e demnatlon and-broadsldo criticism. must glve men tho credlt for t work, make their work as easy as can and encourago them to cntcr Council chamber. This ls an old prlnclplc?as ,.ole Ono who taught us what we sltould e others. It has lost nono of Its fi It wIU mako a better Council. It mako better citizens. It wlll mal botter Richmond. om ow nst be by rc l-t, the ;uc, C-5 i a Al to -ds: lost end put pon Dc ibor : to put utrii cx ster, \lls atch ptlst n to you d to an a Jther ortor bt is best tho man dally oweel dally -book d it. ually they pcak JUllll y ro ;libor, Scrlp s tlu; Ide ol' id we > hlm, clllng I e-ttll tiolletl nanu'H to his a let d told wrlt ;c and ly you BLAMING IT OX THE REPORT It ls ono of the peculiarltles of llc speukers ot' thc baser sort to what thoy havo sald ln thelr p uttcranccs when they sec it in prlnt. It tloesn't look Hko tho thing at all; ln some cases nos lt ls not cxactly thc thlng they t ally mcant to say, but instead of i Ing to make whatever correc they wlsh In an open aiul jra'nk they "blame it on the roporter." No newspaper reporter who Is > his salt would tako down or. tako down what a man did not no roporter could hold his job s who would mlsreprcsont dellbei the utterances of^ preacher or sp on any subject. U ls not his biii to mnke tbo oplnlon of his hew.sr, his business ls lo "weUfund trul nnd trne tlcllveranc-e make" of wh is sent out for tb see, whether a roed shnkcn.by the wlnel or a 1 sec sltling In judgment upon hl: lovvs, A reporter hns no ponslb' terest in the thlngs tliat he except. to report what ho henn what he takes down wlth "an derstandlns' mind. Taking tho and lurge, newspaper reportcri luat us trttthful, just ?? li and i'i-ei|ticiitly far. more I gent tha ii the men whoso spt they report, aiul whe-n they ??} Smlth, Jones, Brown or Roblnsoi no anel ho or ilila nnd that, It I lo say that the very tlilng thal report ns havlng been sald wns Hlllll. The raporU'i's for thls'nuwspan eniployetl to tlo ecrtnln work. nn elo lt falrly aiul without projud any pbrHou or nny intni-f-ft. Wt bll, bc-uuj>'e Bc'viiViil efforts huvo beoi io Jirfprcss thls .'act on tho < put bc-uiUe Bcvuiui efforts huvo be t recently lt) "blnmo lt ?n tH? rcfotter' Thls <s tho only way l.*<-v cn" rlso t0 a tiuosllon of personal privllego, and ..pcnklng of them nnd for them wo wisll to warn tlio public ognlnet tho acccptnnco of any stnlentont made by any man, whethor robetl ln r-ghtooua ness or garmcnled n_ a polllicinn, who sccke to diseredlt thc reporter that ho might save hlmsclf from reproach for tho trlcks of hls tongue. .VHAT THB l'AI'l-KM T1I1IVK. In tho oplnion of thc Warron San tlnel, tlio Hon. Wllliam Jonnlngs Bryan enjoys "tho dlstlnctlon of belng tho greatest Democrat ln private life. lSvorywhcro ho goes ln Soutli America," says thc Scntlnel, "he is received cordlally, and In many placcs ho is glven tho honors of a hgh omclal Jn the public sorvico." XVo rcjoloo wlth Mr. Bryan in hls dlHtlncUon?-as a pri? vate cltizcn, nnd if he should estab lish hls resldence In South America wo would wish hlm thc greatest happt ncss nnd prosperlty. We do uot know whothor Obaldia's placo has beon fllled or not, but hls peoplo might find Mi'. Bryan exactly to thelr tasto. Tho Alexandrla Gn_ctte is not sur prlsed at tho defeat o? thc prohibitlon blll and rcgards thc action of the Sen? ate on this nucstion as wlse. "After all the talk hero or locul optlon cducation," _nys thc Gaz'ettc, "a large majority ot tho people of Vlrglnla wlll oppose State-wldc prohibitlon, whlch is un democratc ln the extreme, and lt ia hoped that the action of tho Senate will be flnal. Pcoplo llving ia Lee or Patrlck countles havo no right to dc clde whethcr Alcxandriaiis should drlnk liquor and vice versa," There sccnis to be a great deal of good com? mon sense In that, and lllcewlse a good deal of truc Democratic spirit. Commentlng on ihe President'a re? cent critlcism of thc newspapers, the Buchanan News ..uggests tliat "if thc newspapers get too hard on thc Pres? ident, ho hns Roosevelt's recourso tc sue for crimlnnl libel." A vcry gooi suggestlon, iudecd. ' The Bcbanon News has been vci'j mucli dlsturbed hy thc President': rocent talk about thc newspapers am dlsposes of Mr. Taft'a philllplc in thi: way: "Such stntcments only strengthct the growing convictlon ln the mind of the masses that thls natlon has i mistake instead of a man in the Whlt Housc." That ought to reaeh th masses. ri Is ?it. m ti lf icn nd iod ice ice. igo of sit on dlc .lic >rd. thc hat for ssi jer ded :on Wc helr we the I as lo to iree. wlll ;c a The Evening Journal, of Frederlcks burg, says that tlie public will con clude from thc defeat of the Siate wide bill in the Senate that thc mem bcrs of that body know that a sub mlsslon of thc questlon to the .yotcr of the State would mean thfft th Stato would voto for prohibitlon. That is a comfortable view to taki and It does not matter very muc how the thing Is regarded. Wc d not share tbe view of our Frederlck.' burg* friend that "there are more waj than one of committing polltical su, cide, and the twenty-six members < thc Senate who opposed the Strode bl wlll lcarn that before thoy are niiu oldor." The ehances reaily are thi tlio twenty-six Senators who votc against this bill will bc acclaimed 1 their constituents as having done tl wisest and best thing for thc Stat In the opinion of thc Augus County Argus. "of all Virginians, se ond only to Patrick Henry, is Har: Salnt George Tucker, who towc higli abovo all ln every attributc th pertalns to perfect, cxaltcd Ame lcansiiip, and who to thc mlnrd tho wrlte. is more than peer of : liis countrymen; ot ijenial and cordi bearing; of unexcolled mental a qulrements; matcliless in oratory; plnln life; courtcous to all whatev tliclr station." All this Is prclimlna to the nominatlon of Mr. Tucker the Argus "as Dcmocracy's next ca dldntc for tho prcsldeheyj of t Unlted States." We second the n tion. It would bc a great thing I the country if ho could be elect and he could be elected if all t Democratic voters would back hlm tho finlsh. "Be surc you are rlght: then ahead," reads a head line In the Ho ton Pest, quottiuj the famous say pt that great Virginian, David Cro ctt. But how can anybody who ll ln Houston ever be suro he Is rig Is uot tlio fact that ho lives th presumptivc evidcu.c that he, is rlght? Next! i.n.' liub leny iMic cold -umu sibly ictu ;cek tlons way ,*orth could say; . day ately _aker iness apor: ? try at ho it be 'hari * fcl e i ti li cara i and uu ? hy i nre ono.t, itelli 'cehos that i sald i sirfo they. reaily er ure J thoy Ice to I wlsli i mlnd . IlliUl. Good luck and long life and m happlncss to Plillander C. Knox, younger, nnd much happiness to wife; but wo hope that sho will wear her hair as so many of tha st ladies wear thelr's. What's the ust having a pretty faco ir lt ls to dlsflgurcd by ruts? Cudahy appears to have met Lillis at just the right tlme, and trcated him with the sort of hospl Ity he deserved. The plty of it that he did not givc him all that corning to hlm. ot course, Cud ought nevor to havo hit liis wife In cye-baU, bim, but iie was clearly w In his rlghts in poking it into gentlenian who was riding aro wlth her iu his new automobile. I dall would probably have arre them, if he had seen thon'i scorcli and Bendall would have beon dolng duty. although wo must. say' that 1 dall is sumewhat lacking in tho fn ty of dt-crlntinnilou, so becoming ii olllcer o? tho law, Moreover, wo ^ going very slow when ho mado fatal cntiy. That, however, haa n Ing to do witli iho Cudahy case, here's wlaliing moro power to Cudn good righl arm, -witli apolqgles "Fenn," who appears to have bcoi iuckloni uf th.. linbroglto. On Frlday night, Woodrow Wi presldoni ot" l'.lneoton. Unlverslty, teli tlio alumnl of that seat ot prophets, who linnpen to livo in B more, the story about tho oilWof Ham Cooper i'roctor to glvo $500,01 tho Unlverslty, exactly why tho could not bo ..eeepied, But, lf wcT in Dr, Wil-on's placo, wo should ? tho money nnd expjuln lt afterw Siioh a glfi us that is not to be sn< at, and' wo should try to bring Proctor io our way of thlnking, lf wc eouldnt' do timi we wouicl tlio luuney, just i.ho same. Of co if Pr,-wuson lut*. all tlio mon. want.**, he ou8ht lo toll Mr.. Procb go to the devil; )?ut tliat would IV ROvordltiK to iho stiiiKjurds, und h million dollurs iH a u.t to throw : upon ii Koutlitieiii tliat reaily Inv :?<- .'i'iii.lplo. ROYAL BakingPowder renders thc food more digestible and wbolesome owi Hlgltest ScientiSic Authorlty Has demonstratcd tha. of Iwo loaves of b.'caii, one raised H/.K-N6 t*?W_??U, wlth Hoyal Baking Powder, MBmog^/gMfol\f and the other wlth alum bak? ing powder. thc Royal raltod Pggf*& loaf la 32 pen oent, moro dlgestlblo than iho othor* ? dSW Avold Alum ^^^^^i/fg^ _S^3_wt-2S Thore aro only 1C8 liquor saloons ln Houston, Tex. Judglng by thc foollsh things they do down there that an pear-s to b.o a very small number may be sald, however, that. thev all dolng "a land onice busluess.' lt Comniandcr l'cnry haa refuscd to | aubmit liis prooffi ot tho dlscovery of j tho North Pole to Congress. because j he ls under contract to certaln pub llshers to supply them witli tlie only orlginal nccount of hls expcdltlon. We thought Peary was ln thc serylco of the Government when he was huntlhg for the Polc. and that he received hls salary regularly whlle he was out on thls expcdltlon? How does it hap pen now that hc Is holdlng hack his records from the Government for cx ploitation In magazlnes wlilcli nre al? ready shy on po.tage? It bc is onlv after the money. let hlm tako tlio cash and let the credit go. It is said that the President ia ready to send United States troops to I'hila delphla upon thc flrst In.ractlon of any Federal law by thc strikers. Tliat would ho the right thing for hlm to do, and lt would put _n end to the strike. Thc local nutho.ilie. appear to be wholly unable to dral witli thc situatlon. That ls the fauit of the voters of rhiludelphla; but thc votert: of Philadelphia are a vcry so.rry lot. Mae Wood thanks Ciod that Mr, Plntt ia dead, and !__?_'- that sho wltl now contlnue lier figjit as liis widow. pre sumably wlth tlie object ot gctting some more of his money. She wonders that she waa not loeked up ln _ madhousc whlle aiic was In New York and we wondcr, too. That's oxactl. where any woman .who would liavi marrled him ought to have been locket UP. _ Mr. John l.iley, who lives near Bal? timore, was nlncty-nlne years old or Monday. Hls first vote for 1'rcsldcni was east for Andy Jackson, of Soutl Carolina. hong life to Mr. Riley! Mr he tal is ivas ahy the 111*1 thc und/ ien ned Ing, his 3en ctil ; an rero hla oth anil hy'a to i an" Voice of the People. Coiiiiiiiinientloii.. miiot not eon tnln more thun _00 .vordn. ? *Wlien tltix llmlt ln cxccedcd let lers wlll lic rclurucd. No unonymous couiniunicotlau. .Till be accepted. A Mtnunicd envelopc, nlth Ihe .vrller's .drtrcais mu?t nccontpany every coniniunlcntlon. ison, wlll tho altl W-tl 10 to ft'ift ivcrc tako irds. ezed Mr. und take urae, v he >r to >t bo (Uf ii iwa.v olves _lr, McAHs-C- l-enl-.i. Edltor of Thc Tlmes-Dispatch: Slr,?On Monday morning. March you prlnted on your last patrc. wlu purpovtcd to lje a report of an at dress dollvcrcd by me at East I_n Baptist Church on tho precedlng Sui day evening. I did not reud thc sc called report untll nfter hearlng ot statement mndc by Senator Keezell, I tho Senate chamber, Monday, who ro; upon a questlon of personal prlvileg After having my attentlon called thfn to' by several newspaper men?amor whum was no representative of. Tl Tlmes-Dispatch?and after readinir tl romarks uttributed to Sonator Keoze T. walted lo comtnunicato .with hi beforo maklng any statement throue your columns. Thls is thc second occaslon tliat yi have takon Ui print false and mi representatlve reports of my utte uneea lu your columns. the tirst belt on May 31, 1900, lu whlch you ogr glously misreprcsonted my statcmon ln a'sermbn at Orove Avenuo IJaptl Church. At tliat tlme 1 mado no pr tost, belng contont wlth the stat inont of tho pastor and several moi bors of tho Grove Avenuo Church the effect tliat you liad misrepre'sont my sttttements, resolving to _oek personal notice or favor r.oiu you, a hoping tliat you would lot my mn and utteranoca atrictly alone. To tl plan l havo atrictly ndhorcd. suvo one Instunco, in whlch i sought to hu voil piibllsh a culluetlve noto truiu I Anti-Saloon l.oaguo workers. Your citv edltor a oillco called i un last Satiii'day afternoon and ti il'rod if I hud.any statement to ma linon tho action of tho honato ln i ?foa-lnB tbe Strode blll. I deellncd inuko any atutemont, imd dld i droam that you would, without knowledge, Tollow mc up in my spot Ing ongagementa and so mischlovou iiii_roprc_cnt and dtatort my sta monta. r consldor that your, unt und incorrect reports gavo Mr. l.eai lust ground tor a grirvance lf should rcgard tlu.m as mcasiirably a rect. r trust that you wlll urlnt yonnoctlon herewlth tho i.ttachedv I tor addrossed to Mr. Keozoil, and o Kiciunond. inercliants know pf o?r expert ad verliblng servlce. We plan, write and .illii--. trale copy for any liu. of busln._s. Rlchmond AdYertli intf Aftency, lnu, NiilHuil Uuildins. Daily Queries and Answers Address all communlcatlons for th s column to Query Edltor Tlmes-Dlspatch. Nomathcmatlcal problems wlll be aolved, no colna or stamps valued and no dealers' names wlll be glven. L .llniiclicMtcr nnel Hlcliliioml. 1 AVhen Manchester becomes Avash ington Ward wlll the Manchester post oltlce be abollshed. so thut a lettor wll have to be to John Smlth. 21 Hull Street. Rlchmonel, Ara.V 2 AVtII Washlngtem AVard be a part of juelg'.- O.irtcr it. Scbtt'8 clrcuit? ;:. Wlll -P.ld ward h- a part "f tho Richmond aoriatorlal .tlstrle-t? 4 Will sald ward bo a part of the Rlclunond llousc of DelegaiOR ''j^Y31' 1. Thc post-omce Wlll be contlnued, but probably ns a branch of the Hich moiltl post-ofllce. ,?,?,. ? ?> ?; 1 These polnts must bc dctet - j mfned by action of the Legislature. I Old lot"-. Plt-aso tell me wher? 1 can obtaln ?_ book containing prlcvs of old coina. e_.ejl>,. ! .Any of the book dealers advertl.-lnc inThe Tlmes-Dlspatch can secure sucti, | a catalogue for you. Counly School Uoards. 1. Are county school boards aiul su periiilt'iieK-nts allowed to grant ton days off of school term wlth full pay . - ls there any dlr.crcii.e between lirst grade eertillcates held by whlte teacHora and those held by coloredl 3. Does iho -amo law regulate col? ored and whlte teachura. and l? P" less for colored'.' A BUBSCRIBER. 1. AVe thlnk that county school boarda havt- thls rlght. 2. The eertillcates are the same. _ Thc pay Is regulatcel by the dlf? ferent bo'trds. .Somo colored teachers recelve as much pay as whlte teach er.-. Soclety Binblema. . . is lt unlawttil'to wear an emblem of a secrot order It tho wearer la not a member of thc order? SUBSCRIBER. Ye?. a misd.mearior, punlshable by a llne under 1-itate law. ?''^Pb'as^gVve^me the hlstory and derlvation of the name of Mecklenburg county. " Plcaso glve me the authors of ,o' followlng books: "A;nlJo??W ag," "illnelered and Helped,' ? I-Htle say In addlllon that. as you have 'dlto rially thls mornlng ouotcd some ocrm turo'in connectlon wlth my; name, tliai you lay to your P^.^ar^g^. [The letter to Senator Keezoll ii omitted.? Edttor Tlmes-DIspatch.l \ QucHtton for Jtcnnlor Strodr. Edltor ot The Tlmes-Dlspatch:^ Slri--I would be ploased tu lw\' Senator Strode explaln through the col timns of your paper what hc means by saylng; "There was n conmact wltl tho organt-atlon whereby lt ccrtalt votes wero east for a certaln eandi tlate for Governor thoro would be m legislatjon at thls sesslon on thc lltiuo: vl thlnk nn explanation ls duo thi voters of A'irginia by Senator htrodc as to what he means by thls .tatomoni ir he haa boen quoted corrccti: through the press lt leaves us undc the impresslon that the oompaet wa trono into by thc heads of the Antl Salooh League und the controlllng or canlzutlon of tho domlnimt jiartv o fff'IjKto" , '; COXSTAgTJ^ADKR Scimtor StuiihW AkiUu. Edltor of Tho'Times-1-lspatch: ^SiV?your etlitorlal this mornlng -?Wlll tho Eegl.lutm'c Take' 1?XP? ?\dvlce''" does a grcut Injuatlce lo th T lewater?Dolegatos of the-Qenora Assembly of vfrginia I woukl no notiio it. but for the fact that in Tln os-Dlspatch is read hy our poopt. and v/e know-that tho name eonnoct ed wlth Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch ls houMhold word in our soctlon, and ennnot bollove an inlcntloiial lnp.lt uco"e"ould possibly enmnatc -from *pv n.-uior about our sectlon.. \oui vei ?x ravagant rema>K^??bout;:.aho.;l.o toms of our water* ioall/.li g ??.00O, ? or $8,000,000, bvlng a smlle lo tl face, nnel wo rccall tho\ messago tlovcrnor McKlnncy te? t'ie l.obiBi. lure. "on oyators," ln neooinber. At>. (nnd A'lrglnla never hael a bettei Ou ernorV. how ho laborod and lilod i show mllllonw iu MjjrrWH ?JWH:.',?? not accepted. The Tlnics-Dihpati.h wrong; thei Tldeiwater members k not tlghtlng codlllcatlon or the 11. blll: not u word of, ouno-JUon to to slderlng them; when they aio. to stdevoel somo featttroa may moot o posillon, but cettll both bllls should l iionsldeiriHl and .sonmthlng done wl Ihotn. I havo becu an advoento codltlcatir.n for yoave, nnel long ago aelvocuted U. I don't thlnk thls eciu lluatlon goes far onough, but httlL ?a loaf Is better than nn bread. bou foaturcn of the ilah hill, porsonally, opuose, but lf l cannot get what. want 1 submlt to the better judguip of the majority. Now, i don't thb -odltVcatiem or tlsh blll wUl Increu revenue, but theiy wlll mnke certo what the laws nro nn these tjuestlot \s to Ihe Bvrd-AAMokham blll. eve ,if.in_ale ls opposed to lt; nlnotoen o or every twenty ln Tltlowaior nro o viosod to ll, U l? wrong iu prlnclp nnd l don't e-.nre what Mr. McPonV t(B er rr. Moore (exports) any abo 'tilivo expeits who Know mo Susle i-torle.." and "Christmaa Eve." !. Meckionburg cqunty appears to liuve been named atler thc Oormiin nrovinco of the smno name. Its his? tory Js -_tvj-.il in detall ln Howe's "Uls tow ot Virginia." 2. "Auht .loe's Scrap Bag' ls by l.ouiso Alc.it: "Uttlo Suslo stories. ln- B. I*. I'renllss; "lilndercd and ii'.lp-d." by Minlma: "Chrlslt-ias Eve. hy Fchliomacher. I'millr* |U-*al-._. Can vou teli me where pea fowis can bc'bought? ls there any poultry futicler lu Itlchmond who breeds th-j-m .' A. P. We cunnot glvo dealer.' name. in this column. If vou wlll _eeurr- a copv of Tho Tlinc--_-l_patch or March ti. you will llnd In tho Industrial .Section the advcrti.c-m-tit.. ot a number of po_Ury dealer.. .iu.tiig I'lcllircK, Aj-fulu. 1 \ vocallst desires a position in a movin-x plcture theatrc. Can you _d vi.e nfe of tlie best and qulckest meth? od by whlch to _courc lt- ( _* . ?\ Do vou know of any agency that Hcturcs poi-itions for voeaHsts?^ -. ! Pcraohal appllcation to the pro orletor or a theatrc ls thc best method to scciirc _nch a. place. r__tlers gen ernl.y rccolve llttle attentlon. " Thero are no such agcnclcs south or'philadclphl-i, so l'ar as wc know. i A Good _I?ilielnr. ls shot bollcd In milk cou.-fldored a. . good medicine? READEh. : So f_r ns Wo can ilgure out. all the . shot would do would be to ruin tha ; milk. _ i John IJ. Itockcfellcr. 1. PleaSe glve me John D. Rovkefel ' ler'a address. ,, ??-,, *>. Does he glvo money to the poor ! people who ask hlm for lt?- r _^r 1. -i West Fifty-rourth Street, NeW | Y?rlNotl._c of the thousand of letterti addressed to Mr. Kockercller ever reaches hlm. Personal pleas from ln digent writcrs are generally thrown asldc. and can be relW on ror their knowl edgc, than Mr. Lcc or pr. Moore: ex perls that have been ln tho business nnd know whereof they apcak. for vears berorp Mr. Lee was born or Dr. Moore ever heard or nn oyster. Thero* are on both sides, but our cx perta are not bcrore thc readlng pub? lic, for the papers ln Rlchmond, down to the last ono that started, are dead against our Tldewater peopic. The exports for the Byrd-Wic.kham bi.l aro. coiitinually parading tbeir. yiewa through the press; our exports are at home and have no means of being heard. I don't want to say anythlrig moro during thls sesslon through the prt"*.** but 1 do at this tlmo return my slncero thanks to Tho* Tlmes-Dispatch' tor tho courtesy shown me in publlsh- : lng everythlng I have sent it. Eet the codihcation blll and ilsh bill be con_ider_jd and pnssed. The Byrd Wickhani bill should dio .yithMfhe ses? sion. Stop agitatlon: don t let uncer talnty about tho Baylor Survey longer cxtst. J_et well enough alonc. If tho Commlsslon of Flshcrlcs will inform Governor Mann that it cannot execute tho laws in Jamoa Rlver, then let the. mombera atop down and out and th.ra aro over 500 men In Virginia who will gladly accept tho posltlons. Let us have peace. ?'? N. b_l. _>13b. March I. STRONG In Rcsources. EFFICIENT ln Scrvice. EXPERIENCED ln Manajjcmcnt. THE MERCHANTS OF RICHMOND Co'nfIdently olfer. its facllities to those.who aro looklng for a gbod il-pendable banklnfi con ncction.