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Bualneaa OITlc..,.tl( E. Mnln Street
Boulti ltlchmonfi....1103 Hull Str.?t
r.t.ribura; Bureau.109 N. tjyenmore Strent
LyaeUburft nurwiu.Ui Elghth Street
BY MAIL. one Slx Three One
POSTAOB PAID. Tear. Moi. Moa. Mo
Daily wlth Bundar.f?-< o j3.ix> ti.ro ,K
Dally wlthout SunJay.4.00 2.00 1.00 .SS
Gunday edltlon only.100 l.oo .(0 ,SS
.Weokiy (Wadneeday).1.03 ,M .? ...
By Tlmea-Dlapatch Carrler Dellvery Her
Vlco In Rlohmond (and atiburba) and Petere
une Weak.
Sally wlth Ruadar.14 centa
Sally wlthout Sunday.10 centa
Bun.ay only. Dc.nta
Entered January 27, I?03, at Rlchmond, Va.,
M aecond-claaa matter under act ot Con
e;re*a of Mnrcb S. lff.'A
Clty Attorney Pollard wns entirely
rlg-ht in hls< suggestion that in grant?
ing a franchlse to the new electrlc
light and power company, speclal palns
should bo taken to "guard thc lntcrosts
of the clty, providing in tlie charter for
the prosecutlon of tlie work under
conditions that would imposo no hard
shlp upon thc new company, nnd at the
same time would protect the interests
of the clty, as well ob tho rlghts of
tho company now opcrating lts llnes
ln Rlchmond. In encouraglng tho In?
vestment of new capltal here, care
ahould be taken not to lmpalr thn
value ot capital that has already been
lnvested, and ln drawlng the contract
?wlth the new company proper regard
ahould be Imd for those who havo al?
ready planted thelr money In thls s'oll.
Thero Is a dlsposltlon oftentlmos In
efforts that are made to lnduce tho
Investment of new capltal ln public
utllltles to estlmato rather llghtly
obllgatlonB that have been assumed,
In a sense, by communltles. We have
in mlnd another Southern clty, ln whlch
a very largo amount of Baltimore and
Philadelphla capltal was lnvested in
providing a water supply. Thc bonded
debt of thls partlcular town had
reached the constitutlonal llmlt The
town had a wholly Inndequate water
supply; lt could not build lts water
.works by placlng any additlonal bur
den of taxntion upon Us people, none
of whom would venture thelr prlvate
means in the' enterprise, and it was
dependent, therefore, upon the attrac
tion of outside capltal for the con?
struction of a system whlch would as
sure the safety of property and the
health of the communlty. After much
negotlatlon and careful Investigation,
something like a million dollars of
Baltlmoro and Philadelphla money was
lnvested In the bulldlng of a system
of waterworks that would furnish an
adequate supply for domestlc. uses, fire
Iirotectlon and sanltary purposes. Tho
money was lnvested, and from the day
that the resorvolrs were bullt and the
mains laid down to tho present time
there has-been almost constant agita?
tion against the purchase of the sys?
tem by the clty, with the result that
the people who were induced to- put
thelr money in tho undertaklng havo
realized nothlng upon-thelr Investment.
.In the same communlty, a year or so
ago, actlve effort was made to lnduce
the Investment of a largo sum of money
ln the bulldlng of n new stroet rall?
way system, where there is hardly bus?
lness enough for one system. The
argument made by those who favored ,
thls enterprise, ln whlch they did not I
have one dollar of their own money,
was that tho town would get the bene- j
flt of the Investment, whether the in?
vestors made an?tlilng by it or not.
It looked to us .as lf thls'was very bad
?poilcy, regardlng tho "subject froin a
hrond point of view.
The moral of these stories Is that
a communlty cunnot bo too careful ln
the protectlon it gives to capltal ln?
vested ln what mlght be called "com?
munlty" enterprises. A business house
may fall by bad management or by
disturbod commerclal conditions, but
ln ruch case tiie faiiure is attributed
to the indivldual rather than to the
rommunlty. The dlffcrenco ls obvlous.
There ls at least one county treas?
urer in Virginia who piaces tho wel?
fare of the people at a higher pre
rnlum than hls own selflsh ends. Dr.
George XV. Butts, treasurer of Nanse?
mond county, Is not only opposed to the
propased constitutlonal amendment
whlch would give'* unllmited term of
offlce to treasurers, but he ls equally
outspoken ln hls antagonlsm to the
three other proposed changes ln the
ortranlc law of Virginia.
The Vlrglnlan-Pllot had a story about
Treasurer Butts ln a recent Issuo. from
whloh we quote:
' "Dr. Butts Is against all of tha
amendments, particularly that one
whlch allows iroasurers to succeed
themselves as many tlinos us they can
he elcctud. Dr. Butts sald to-day that
unllmited successlon of troasii'rera has
an unwholesomc effcet in many cases
and tend.s toward the perpptuatlbn of
political power. Treasurer Butts has ?s
been in offlce some years nnd knows j 1
something of the influence which can |
be e.xerted should the offlcer seo ISt to I
use his offlclal prestige ln that way. |]
One method by whlch a treasurer may
secure a polltlcal ndvantago for hini?
self or frlends ls thu manner ln which
poll taxes are collected.. Dr, Butts
thlnks all four of the amendments aro
jjood thlngs to vote against."
Here ls one tna.fi, at least, who knows
the truth and^ares to speak lt. Treas
uror Butts rea'lizes thnt while thero are
good men w\io make no misufte of the
trcasurershii|,\thore would be many
tempUng ppjpo'rtunltiefl ln that nftlcc
for wrong-doin,<r"ahd Hhe creatlon of
',. V ? },
wrongful polltlcal influfu'eo, wore lhe
Constitutlon 'ChajrgVd.;.;.?''Doubtless he
agreea wlth Mr. ft'peaker Byrd that by
manlpulatlon of the pell tax eojloe
tlons, tho treasurer can assuro to hlm
lelf a trememloiiH personal polltlcal
tollowJng and control polltlcal affalrs
In the clty or county ln whlch ho holda
offlce. !
The testlmony of Treasurer Butts ls |
of great vnlne. Thls la what wo he- j
? llevc the lawyera would csll "a dccla- .
rntlon agalnst Interest" on his part. j
'That Is. It Is not to hla interest to I
fight there proposed amendments?
vltnesji tho fact that all other treaa
urers, so far ns we know, are llghtlng
tooth and nnil for these changes. The
posltlon nf Treasurer Butts la solltary
among those who hold tho same offlco;
but hls testlmony la none the less pow?
erful. Jle knows that the present sys?
tem ought not to bo altered; he re
nlizcs thnt tho present Umltatlons aro
ln thc Interest of clean polltlcs and
good government, and he hus the cour
nge to say so. ?
Forecusts ure fllllng columns ln tho
newspapers these days, some of them
good, and somo very bad, Th<? best
yet ls that of Harper's Weekly, whlch,
In Its latest lssue,. prophesles that dlrc
and nwful things aro about to hnppcn
to Tho Grand Old Party. It thinks
that "the spcar that knowa no brother'1
wlll soon bo shutterod Into a million :
miiiuto fragments. Rcadcrs wlth kocti
meiriorics wlll recall thnt ln 1H04 and
luos Harper's mudo tho nearest guess
before the electlon.
But listen to thls forecast of Colonel
George Harvey:
"Uoosevelt will lose Now York by
"Woodrow WIl3on will carry New
Jersey by 40,000.
"Baldwin (Democrat) will carry Con?
nectlcut by 5,000.
"Harmon will carry Ohio by 25,000.
"The results ln Massachusetts and
New Ilampshlre will bo close, tho
chancba favorlng Foss (Democrat) nnd
"Beverldge wlll be beaten.
"The Democrats wlll havo si imijorlty
of forty. in the next House of' Reprc
"Democrats wlll succeed the Hon.
Chauncey M. Dopew and the Hon. John
Koan ln the United Stntes Senate."
In other words, thero wlll be a Dem?
ocratlc landsllde. It certuinly' looks
that way. Tho best, rcasons ln tho
world cxist for thc bclief that next
Tuesday wlll show a return of tho
Democratic party to power, tho com?
plete rout of Bwana Tumbo, and a be
Klnning of thc end for the Republican
party in 1912.
The "Glft" passed through Ohlo und
Indiana yesterday and had a bully time.
It was the first long trlp he has made,
since ho got back from kllllng things
in Africa, u^ithout a private c'-ir?won?
der lf thc Rollo Boys have quit put
tlng up for him??but that was not to
hls dlendvantsge, as he got acqunlntod
wlth all tho passengors, and we are
sure that they all llked him, for he is
a very llkeable man when lie is alto?
gether at hlmself.
The experlence of ridlng along llko
other people must hnve stirred within
him some reflcctlons upon tlie muta
blllty of things, and doubtless thero
came trooping through the months
since hls return to the common body
polltlc sundry- spectres?thu unpnld
blll of the Ponnsylvanla Railroad for
transportation and cigars mnd food and
drlnks for his entourage, and how thls
hundred thousand dollars or so ls to 1
be met out of what Ezra Preiitlce has l
ln hand. Then, when tho people pre?
sented him with carnations at several
places ln Ohlo?the carnation being the t
flower of McKinley?ho must havo 1
thought about that great and good
man whose untlmely taking off made
ihe Colonel the most notorlous man in i
he world. j
To-day tho "Gif't" will split the wel
dn is Iowa, and after muking his
Sastern viows ,suit his Western audl
?ncos, ho wlll rush bnck to Now Vork,
.topplng here and thero and every?
where, for the funeral which will tako
daco noxt Tuesday.
Fifteen out of thlrty-eight appll
;ants for admlsslon to practice law ln
/lrglnla passed tho semi-annual'exam
natlon, w'lilch was held hore on Wed
lesday. Thls ls considerably less than
Ifty iicr cent. of the total number-of
landldates, This was the aecond exam
nation held by the State Board of Law
Sxamlnors, whlch waa wlsely created
u the last session of the General As?
sembly. Tho flrst examination was
leld ut Roanoke, and our recollectlon
s that about one hundred and flfty
nen took lt and that all hut fifteen' or
wenty passod lt.
With nll due sympathy for those
\*ho were unfortunato onough to fall
o be admitted to the Bar, we say that
he percentage of those who passed
he examination Wednesday is a more
atisfactory sign than tho percentage
it the first examination, Whlle we
:nn rendily appreclate the fact that
hese unsuccessful men have spent '
nuch'time and perhaps money in pre-?'!
larlng for the legal professlon, wo feel
hat the highest possible standard c
>ught to bo sot for admlsslon to the d
3ur ln Virginla. Law ought nover to '
)c an easy professlon to enter; it Is l
oo important a professlon, ono that f
ias so much to do wlth life, llberty
tnd property, ono that guards the most
'ltal lnterests of mllllons of poople.
Somo men unquestionably take up law
is a professlon because they belleve
hat it is ono which roqulres a mlnl
num of real knowledge and a maxl
mim of bluff and bluster?a lazy man's
professlon. Some others take it up _
aocauso they belleve thnt they can, ,
.vlthout regard to legnl ethlcs; "make
i good thlng" out of the law. Tho hlgher j]
he slandiird'of entranco Into thu pro- .
enston, tho greater the ellininatloiv ot
neii in those two classes. fi
Settlng high tho standard of entrance
equlrements nnd e.vactlntj a broad und n
horough knowledge of tho flrst prin- w
?iples and ground work bf the law c:
vlll not only nocessltate more work. tl
on tho part'Of tho applloant for admln
slon, but It wlll nlso roact on the law
schools' and nilse thelr standards of
work. Tho dny ls surely comlng whon
lt wlll bo well-nlgh Impoasiblo to pass
tho bar examlnatlon wlllioot tt tnroo-'
yenrs' course of genuine, grindlng, gru
elllng study at a law school of tho
flrst. order. It should bo so. Tho
rapld advance made ln the law ln mul
tlfold dlrectlons makes lt almost Im?
posslble to accitilre tho rlght sort; of
knowledge and ehough ot It as iv stu?
dent In a law offlco. The old-fasliioned
lawyer movcd lelsurely and had time
to bo preceptor as well as practlttoner,
but tho old-fashloned lawyer and hls
methods are fast van'ishing from the
legal horlzon, however much that Is to
be regretted.
The Vlrglnla. Bar Associatlon at lts
last session passed a resolutlon urglng
mombers of tho Bar not to lndorso care
lessly the prellminary appllcatlons of
those who would take tho Bar examl?
natlon. It ls snld that some lawyers
have looked upon thls as a mere form
nnd have lndlscrlmlnatcly signed ap?
pllcation.?, someilmes of persons whose
character was such as to invnlidate
them for practlce of the legal profcs
slon. lt would bc well if overy lawyer
ueted carefully in such a matter.
"And you; My Follow-Oltlzcns:" I am
for the honest man when he ls honest,
and I am against the dlshonest man
when he Is not honest. I am for tho
stralght man when he ls not orooked,
and I am for the crooked man when
ho Is stralght. I am for the plain maii
when ho is plain, and I am for the plain
man when he Is not too plain. I. arii
ror Wall Street when Wall Street is
rlght, and 1 am ugainst Wall .Street |
ivhon Wall Street Is not rlght. I was
fpr Wall Street in 1001, when wall
Stroet was rlght, when Wall Street
:hlpped ln $21)0,000 through that "prae
:.lcal"\man Harrlman for My campaign
fund, and when llenry C. Frlck and
Hamllton McK. Twombly came along
ivlth 5100,000 for the same hlgh, patrl
3tlc Cause; but I am against Wall
Streot now, when Wall Street wlll not
'let down" or "cough up" at all for
My Cause. 1 can do no more than
jxpose the scoundrels of Wall Street
low. I can do no more than tell you,
My fellow-citizens, what you should
Io wlth them. 1 havo no other power
:han My ablllty to tell you how to
lave tho country, and If you shall fall
.o follow Me ln My light against the
llshonest crew of pirates who once
?esponded to My every call, you must
icar tho blame.
Thc esteemed Albany Evenlng Jour
xal, of which Willlam Barnes, Jr.,
ately an important offlcer in the Old
iuard, is forclng the lighting in New
fork State with a gentus that com
nands our slncerest admiration. Last
tVednesday lt laid dpwn this sounu
jolitical proposltlon: "An infallible
vay io dlscover whlcli side is being
yorsted in an argument, without hav
ng heard lt, is to listcn for the loud
st noise." Tliis la followed by tho
ather sombro rellectlon that "if we
ould live our llves agaln, vrc should
Imply make different mistnkes," whlch
ilmpiy puts thc . case lu a different
The most thrilllng of the recenfde
Iverances of Barnes, however, ls con
alned in a very careful and able ro
?iew of "Tho Alaskan ".Mother Lode,' "
vhlch may revolutlonize the values of
he world. A great mining enterprise
las been undertaken in Alaska, whlcli
nay result in the discovery of the
'Mother Lode" of the Alaskan gold
lelds, tho "Mother Lode" belng "th'e
rreat vein, or the aggregatlon of
maller velns, from which, by erosion,
he particles have been separated, ln
he. course of ages, whlch enrich tho
rravel beds from which thus far the
nlllions of Alaskan gold has been
aken. It has been found that all the
treams along whoso courses the 'pay
irt' has been found flow from a slngle
nountain or ilome, and the lnforonce
3 that the Mother Lode will bo found
n that mountaln." ?
We should say that this con
luslon really amounts to a
?ood deal more than an Inference;
'Ut Barnes knows better about that
han we. At any rate, the mining con
ern is golng after thc Mother Lode
n dead oarnest and Is tunneling
traight for her heart. So far there
as been no strlke, but tho prospocts
ro not discouraging, and Barnes ls
oubtleES thlnklng about what the Old
Iuard could do wlth a mountaln of
old if lt had it and wero still on
uard. It wouldn't care a copper
whether Wall Street wns for tho'Col
nel or against hlm. Indeed, there are
urface indicattons that lt doesn't care
von ln tho present depletcd condltlon
f the Prontice campalgn troasury.
Barnes says ln the same numbor of
ls paper ln which the Mother Lode
s so ahly discussed: "Mr. RoobcvoU
avs he ls soon golng to hls home at
?yster ? Bay to stay there, but ho
oosn't say how long." Thls ls all in
msely Interestlng and has a very dls
Inct bearing upon the present cam
algn ln New Tork.
The agricultural , Interests of Ger
lany aro sufferlng keonly from tho
ffects of tho compulsory military ser
leo whlch ls requlred from overy
oung man. Something llke a quartor
f a million young men Joln tho ranks
very year, a very consldorable pro
ortion of them being enllsted from
lie country. The absence of one or
tore able-bodled sons from overy fam
y for two yenrs has a vital effect on
19 progress of agrlculture.
The llfo whloh theso young men are
ircod to spend ln garrison towns
takes' thom more famlllar' with and
ipro acoustomed to clty llfe and clty
ays than would othorwlso he tho
iso. Vlllage llfo losos l|s appeal lo
10 country fellow, and the lura otJl
possible prosporlty and prominonce ln
tho clty often holds the country soldier
there porrnanontly,
? Flgures show that tho number of
thoso soldierp golng baclc. homo nn
nually la loss ovory year, On the other
hand, lt ls a fact that the llst of np
Pllcants at clty employment bureaus Is
constantly lncrenslng. The defectlon
trom the agrlcultural classes by theso
young men is so great, according to a
Berlln correspondent of tho Boston
Globe, "that nt the Instance of the
farmers' loagues Instrtictlon in agri
culturo Is now belng given In many
Tho experlence of Germany In Uils
connectlon ought to be enough to dc
stroy Paul Morton's hopo that the
United States will have compulsory
mllltary servleo slmllar to that of the
Fatherland. The system cn forced ln
Germany is a fomenter of evor-lncreas
Ing popular discontont, for to thla sys?
tem unqucstlonably is largely attrlbu
table the astonlshing growth of so
clalism ln that natlon. Tlie farmer
is~"too valuable a man In thls country
to spend two years' of mllltary servi
tude away from hls llolds und furrows.
Thls ls tho season of the year when
tho character of men enn be fairly
Judged by the way they behuvc when
they leave* the street cars. Tho valn
person, who thinks that he "i.s not
hired to do that sort of thlng"; the 1c
Intrpspectlve person, who appears to he l'
always trylng to flnd out what ls in- L
side of hlmself; tho selflsh. person, who j,.
is golng to hls business, lf he have any, . ai
wtth a grudgc because hls neighbor I? ,
getting along well; the torgctful pcr-jSc
son, who doesn't know whether lt li w
yesterday or' to-morrow, and probably j ni
left home without saylng good-by to
hls wlfo; and tho concclted person, who
thinks of nobody but hlmself and
doesn't care what iiappens to the rost
of manklnd?all these invariably leavo
thc door of the 'car open when they
get. off. Theu there Is the nice.
thoughtful, kindly gentleman, conscious
that he has not yet put on hls own
heavy flannels, who renicmbcrs when
ho opens .tKe" door of the cnr to leavo
lt that he should shut tt after pUssing
through, lest thero bc others of th*
passengers tn Ilke esf.np as hlmself,
whose physical eomfort might be
serlously affected by vasrant draughts
of pncumonlc alr.
Shut the door!
Mr. R. P. Thian has wrltten a his
tory ot the Treasury of the Confederate j lt
Stutes, covering the period from 1S60
to 1865. It contalns the private cor
respondence touchlng the financial af?
fairs of? the C'onfederacy, specimens of
iill the bills that were issued, reoro
ductiona of thc seals thnt were used,
and of the flags, and thls hlstory
should be acqulred by the Government
nt W.iRhington and published by it for
preservatlon among the most impor- | w.
tnnt of tho historical treasures of the j ah
Government. ro
An effort wns made by Senator Vor
hees. of Indiana. to have thls inval
uable mass of material preserved, and
a. blll waa introduced by him in tho
Senato providing for its purchase by
tho Government. Thls bill received two
readings. but it failed finally, we aro
told. upon thc objectlon of the Super?
lntendent of Publlc Prlntlng that
funds wero not avallable for its pub?
licatlon. An effort was made by the
Smithsonlan Institution, we are in?
formed. to obtain possession of 'hc
hlstory, hut there, again, lt waa found
tliat no funds could be applled to its
Tlie hlstory of the operatlons of the
Treasury of the United States during
the War, wc are told, cost the Govern?
ment SI,000.000. Possibly Mr. Taft
mlfclit be wllllncc to tnterest hlmsolf
In the acquisitlon of the Thlan work. j of
It Is worth savlngi; th
-===== . tu
mr; i.oads on good iioads. I bo
Last week forty bales of cotton,
ivoighlng 23,010 pounds, were haulcd
5n ,1 homc-mado pluntation van, drawn
by a gasoline engine, from tho farm
Df Captaln Council to the market in
AnifrlciiF, Georgla, over four miles of
ivell-bullt highway. On tho ordinary
roads in the South, howover, half a
lozen mules or more would have been
requlred to draw such a load us this.
rhe use of the gasoline englno as mo
:lvo power shows what can.be done by Vl
:he adoptlon of modern invcntlbns ln
farmlng operatlons: but without
i'ood roads, even a gasoline engine
ivould have stallcd at the load placed
lpon lt by the cotton farmer in South
iVest Georgin.
Half a dozen Smithtield hams, indoed,
for tho Columbia Stato to try for the
purpose of convlncing lt that tho
?Smlthfleld ham is the only really truo
:ruo ham ln the world! when hams aro
worth 30 cents the pound and thero
lin't enough of them to go round. Thls
would bo castiiiff swlno beforo pearls,
to be sure; and after the Stato got
hom lt would doubtless Insult Virginia
iy saylng that tho Darilngton ham or
.he Laurons ham wns just as good, or
i llttlo botter, followlng the crude ox
imple of th'e gentleman from Kansas
-Ity who offendod the aristocrats of
Sdlsto Island by assortlns that the
lanned oyster of Kansas Clty is -eally
i better oyster than the lusclous
ilvalve 'pon% tap Edlsto.
' Here lt ls agaln! A Hallowe'en Party^
it Duo West, given at the Wyllo home
iy the Young Women's Christl.an As
oclation of .lirskjne Collego.
Wo nre told by the special corres
londent of tho Charlotte Chronlcle
hat "various forms of amusement had
leen arranged"; thnt "punch was
erved tho guosts by. two llttlo glrls";
hat "thc cnndlos shed a dlm light, and.
I'hon tho shosts appoared-'everythlng
i'as ns wolrd und uncanny as could bo
auuciuaUle." Thlult at tbat. at Due
Vest! "Punch," "varlous forms of
irnusements," "candlcB and ghosts."
Alaekaday! Tho tlmes are out of
oint. Hallowe'en?the Featlval of All
ialnts?Indtilgod lt] at Due West, of nll
ilaces. Surely ?th0 sun do move."
louse's Vorslon abanamed twenty
ears or so ago for a translatlon that
Ingjes; "Moar," "Dundoe," "Brown" and
Latour" discarded for two-stcp tunos;
irgans lnstead of tunlng forks In
iany of the chiirelios; marryirig wlth
he rlng; flower glrV and Dames of
ronor, nnd chancels and altars, and
II that, and nlght watches, and other
hlngs whlch havo made the Secedors
i tho very seat of orthodoxy appear
cry much tho same ns othor folks
vliig In conformlty to tho world.
13heu. fugaces Jabuntor annl."
James V. Hotchkiss, a Uopubltcan
?om Catawha County, North Carolina,
oes not take any stock ln tho present
Uly Whlte" movement ln the. South.
e was at the Ralelgh Hotel In Wash
igtori the other nlght, and talked
ither froely to a reporter ror tho Post,
"Tho mlnute you talk about 'Llly
nitcs,' such negroes as can,vote wlll j
rcak for tho Democratlc tlcket, and;
i North Carolina at least such a break [
leans defeat for us. You know as well I
s I that, wlth the Democrats comlng
ito power for the flrst time now for
iany years, there's llttlo chance of
Innlng enough of them to us to mako
p for tho J!ogroe3 we certalnly would
ise. No, slr; If I wero at the hoad of
lls administration?and I thank the
ord I am not?I would settle down
> hold on to the party ln the South
ist ns lt stands, and lot the mlsslon
"ying go on somewhere else."
Counting out tho whlte men ln the '
:uth who want Federal offlce and the
hlto men who think that they can
ako something for themselves by ad
icatlng Republican theorles of flnance.
id taxatlon, the great body of whlte \
sople ln thc South are not Republl- j
ins. What mlght happen lf the War |
mendments were repealed ls another;
atter; but the Republican party in j
io South ls the negro party, and as i
ng as lt is the fc'outh wlll "stay put."
The Boston Herald, after a four- !
onths' recelvcrshlp, has heen re- '
?ganlzed under the control of a board ,
' trustees conslstlng of Richard Olnoy, '
enry Lee Hlgglnson, John H. Holme?,
obcrt M. Burnett and Henry S. Howe.
he Herald wlll be edlted by Robert '
incoln O'Brlen and John Wolls Farley,
famous Harvard football player ton
?ars ago, will fill the offlcer of counsel
id treasurer. Thls Is an all-round star
am. and wo have no doubt that under
s new ownershlp the Herald wlll re
<ln all its lost ground and once more
ke' its proper place among the grea'
urnals of tfte country. Mr. O'Brlen
particularly well quallfied for the
!icf! of edltor. havlng served his ap
enticeshtp and graduated with honor.
A motorman on a "pay-as-you-enter"
i" on the Broad and Main Street line '
as almost enthusiastic last nlght
?out tho peopio who rlde on the Lau- J
1 Street cars, somewhat facetlously j
scribed as "The Mllllonalres' Line."
.Id he: "I ran over there four years,
id they nre the flnest people l hava
er seen."
The Charleston nnd Western Caro
la Rallroad has recently made large
Idltions to. Its termlnal facilities at
reenvllle, nnd the credit for this 1m
ovement ls glven to Albert W. An
rson, the general superlntendent of
Is road, and ono of the most compe
nt rallroad men in the South. and
g enough for a much larger fleld.
lt ls not a questlon of our conslst
cy, surely, as upon a little refleotion
e Roanoke Tlmes will admit. It It
uld forglve ahd forgct the Colonoi
r the appolntment of a negro collec
r at Charleston?against the protest
all .thn whlte peopio of that town,
e municipal authoritics, the Leglsla
re of South Carolina, the commerclal
>dles of the communlty and of the
ate, commerclal bodles throughout the
?uth. aml qulte a number of trades
ganizatlons in the country and against
c advice of many of his own polit
xl assoclates?lt should not be unduly
clted about the appolntment of a
gro as an Asslstant Attorney-Gen
al of the Unlted States by Mr. Taft.
Xo. we do not think it is true that
\ Crippen was born either at States
11c or Charlotte, N. C.
Agaln, wo would call the attentlon
the Military Surgeons. to tho jeju
im as the seat of alcoholic infection
man, A surgeon in Texas, has
ide this discovery, and has given
the Texas Medlcal Journal an ac
unt of tho operatlon he has per
rmed. It ls something new; why
n't they go after it?
R&ul French
Drip Coffee can
not be made*
unless the cof,
fee itself isj)re*
jjared, blenaed
and roasted ac?
cording to the,'
famous French1
method, Use
family j
It is the naturo of mtoi
uncomplainingly, tho disVhf
to suffef
._jforts and
fears that accompany thTbearlng of
children. Motherhood ls tholr crown
Ing glory, and they hrave ita suiTor
ings for the Joy that children hrlng.
No expectant mother need suffer,
however, during the period of walt
Ing, nor fool that she is in dangor when bahy comes, if Mother's Friend is used
ln proparation of the event. Mothor's Friond relieves the pain and discomforfc
caused hy the straln on tho dlffcreut Ugaments, ovorcomca nausoa hy counter'
action, prevonta backacbo and numhnoss of llmha and doothea the Inflammation
pt breast glands. Its regular uso flts and preparea every portlon of the mothor's
Bystom for a'1 proper and natural
cnding of tho torm, and it assurea
for her a qulck and completo recov
ery, Mother's Frlend la sold at
drug stores. Wrlte for frco book for
expectant mothers.
WiS&: Atlanta, Ga.
Addreas aU communicatlona for thls column to Ouery Editor,
Tlmes-Dlspatch. Notaatliematlca! problema wlll bo aolved, no coina
or stampa valued and no dealers' namea wlll be given.
Where Amber Ia Found.
Whero ia amher usually found, and
in what condit'on? H,
Amber Ib tho namo of a fossll gum,
so named because lt seems to bo the
remains of a former age.' From Ita
pecullar qualltles, the Rotnans called
it clectrum. Thls gum la found in the
ground; and, ns lt seems to be a.
crystulllzed substance, lt Is called a
Amber was orlglnally generated from
n spnclc3 of pine und flr tree, Just as
turpentino is now produced from cer?
tain pine in our country. A forest un
dlsturbed for conturles would produce
oxtensive llelds of' this gum.
The excavatlons and explorations
around tho Black Sea roveal the fact
that Its shores were covered by vast
forests of pine and fir trees, and that
centurles ago the forests wero sub
inergcd and covered up, as ln thls
placo amber is found in larger quanti
tics than elsewhere. It ls used large?
ly for ornomonts worn by women, and
for many things it is more valuable
than gold. Smokers use amber mouth
pleces for plpos. and very largo quun
tltlea of lt aro sent to China to bo
mado Into ldolf, etc.
Reooverlng Sloleu Gooda.
Pleaao answer the followlng; A
steala an overcoat from B and pawna
It for $10. B llnds lilu overcoat ln the
pawnshop and provea proporty. Would
B have a legal rlght to compel tho
pawnshop to glve him hls coat with?
out paying anymlng or would he be
compelled to pay the pawnshop the $10
to get hla coaf A. B.
A pawnbroker ls obllged to dellver
up to the ownor any atolen gooda found
ln hla possession without payment by
the owner of the amount advanced on
such artleles. In some cltlea lt la
cuatomary when the pollce locate
who l? a daughter of the late
Don Carlos, legitimist prelender
to the throne of Spaln. and who |
s now making her home ln this coun- j
ry, living with hor necond husband,
x-Captain Llno del Prete. ot tho Ital- j
an cavalry,'on a plantatlon in Florlda, j
vhlch sho purchased Just about a year j
go. wlll learn wlth mingled ? feelings :
if the death of her former husband, I
Jrince Frederlck of Schonburg-W.al
lenburg. at hls Chateau of Schwarzen
iach. The prince, who belongs to the
>nly medlatlzed house of tho kingdom
>f Saxony, was converted to Roman
.'athollclsm by Pius X? when patrlarch
f Venlce, juiit ilfteen years ago. It
vas the patrlarch, too. who present.'d
ilm to Don Carlos, and to the latter's
aughters, and who In 1897 otllclated at
he marlage of Prince Fredorlck to
?rincess Allce of Bourbon.
The unlon was an unhappy one from
he very outset, owlng to squabbles
bout money matters between '.he
? rlnce and hls father-ln-law, Don Car
os, the later* refuslng to fulfll the
iledges he had given to place hls
aughter ln possession of at leaft a
>ortlon of the fortune bequeathed to
.er by her dead mother, Eventually
he left her- husband, and the unlon l
vas dissolved, through n-dlvorce grant
d by the Saxon trlbunals, at Dresden:
nd two years later the Vatlcan de
reed the annulrnent of the marrlage,
n tho plea that the prlneess had been
oi'ced lnto the marrlage by her father,
nd by a deslre to escapo the unhap
? lness of hor home.
Prlneess Allce wns one of thc two |
oyal ladies who went to Manchurla!
lurlng tho war between Chlna and:
apan, to nurse the sick and wounded j
the other belng the present Queen I
if Bulgarla), and is now married to j
Ano del Prete, a rotlrod captain of |
he. Italian army, whoso slster isI
vedded to a prosperous Italian irianu- |
ncturer ln the nelghborhood of Kiwi
'ork, of tho name of Luigl Rlpamontc.
Since the death of Don Carlos, lhe
'rincess has obtalned her share of lhe I
:reat fortune of her mother, the flrst
vlfe of Don Carlos, and Is therefore
n very easy clrcumstances.. She has
wo chlldren 'of her present marrlage,
nd a son by her unlon wlth Prince
'"?rederlck Schonburg-Waldenhurg.
This son, now eight years of nge.has
gured ln the Almanach de Gothe as
. full-fledged Prince of the House ofi
ichonburg-Waldenburg, and all sorts
f trouble is llkely to arise now, in.
onnection with his rlghts of succes
ion to his father's property. For,
vhen the Saxon court of dlvorce dls
olved tne unlon of the late Prince
'rederlck and of Prlneess Alloe, lt
amo to no declslon about the leglt
macy of tho chlld; while in the decreo
f annulrnent of the marrlage, granted
y tho'Vatlcan, lt was expressly stated
hat the child was legltlmate. On the
thor-hand the Agnates of the House
t Schonburg-Waldenburg are stlll
arrylng on litlgatlon for the purpose
f deprlving the boy of hls name, tltle
nd rlghts to the family property, on
he ground that ho ls not the offsprlng
f the late prince, although born ln
/edlock^ baslng thelr pretenslons on
he oxtraordlnary evldence glven by
oth Prlneess Allce and Prince Fred
riek during the divorce trlal at Dres
eri. The boy Is now wlth hls mother
?i Florlda.
The matter has been rendered ' still
lore oo.mpllcated by the fact that threo
oars ago the late Prince Frederlck
ontracted a second and morganatlc
larrlage wlth' a lady of the name of
Illo. Valerle Malson von Lobensteln,
elonglng to the petty noblllty of
.ustrla, Tho wedding took place at
lamb'erg, where the ceremony was
arformed by the archblshop of that
ncjent city; Plus X. sendlng hls espec
il blesslng from Rome to tho prince,
'ho romalned to hls death attached to
ls household,,in the capacity of cham
erlain ot tho oape and sword. In
lew of tho marrlage belng morga
atlc, and the brlde as suoh debarred
:ora sharlng her husUan.d's'tltles, hon
rs and prerogatlves, King Frederlck
ugustus of Saxony bestowad upon her
n tho occasion' of- her wedding. the
.tlo of Countess von Bug, 'the latter
elng the name of an extremely plc'r
aresque vlllage ln , the nelghborhood
f Bamberg, In Bavarla, ,where PrJnco
'rederlck owned a handsome' oha'teau,
; was nt the same time provided that
rie little Bugs, that Is to say, the
hlldron born to the unlon, should not
Uierlt thelr mother'* rank, but* bo
ontent wlth tho tltle of baron ancl
aroness, bbrno ln conjunotion wltht.
10 name of Bug,
In vlew of tho publlclty glven to
lie decltlou of the Board at, Ganaral
? zU
atolen good8 at a pawnbroker's to ad
vlse that tho owner compensate the
pawnbroker for the amount he has ad
vancod. Thla ls done in order to se?
cure tho co-operation of tho pawn?
brokers and the pollce In recoverlng
stolen goods. At tho aame time lt la
well understood that any payment by
the owner la voluntary and that he ts
entltled to hls property when he
ldcntlflos lt.
Motber of I'carl.
From what aource is mother of poarl
derlved? L. C.
, The ahells' of many molluscous anl
rnuls display a br lllant pearly and
lridescent Iustre, reaulttng from the
pecullar manner ln which they are
composed. Such ahells, even ^.when
small ln slze, form bright and, espe?
cially to tho untutored eye, attractive
ornaments, and as such are used for
necklaces and slmllar purposes. When
the ahells are of sufflcient alze to cut
ond ahape for purpoaea of utility, they
becomo artleles. of some commerelal
Importance under the namn of mother
of pearl. Thls term, though appllcabl*
to all pearly shclla, la in commerci
p'rinclpally applled to the shella of tha
blvalvo penrl rnussel. whlch Is the
princlpal aource of the commerelal
The largest and steadleat consump?
tlon of mother ot penrl la ln tho but
ton trado, and much ls alao consumed
by cutlers for handles of fruit nnd
dessort knlvea aud forks, pocket
knlvea nnd other forms of cutlery. It
is also used In thc Inlaylng of Japan?
ese and Chlnese lacquers, Furopean
lacquercd papler-mache work, trays
nnd toys. In an innumerablo varlety
of small nnd fancy artleles mother of
pearl ia also employed, Its use belng
llmlted only by the modcrate dlmen
slona and thlckness of material ob?
tained and its rather brlttlo nature.
Appralsers of Now York last week, de
clarlng that tho effects of the late
Cour.tess Stavra were entltled to art
mission into this country free of duty,
by her brother, Frank Tllley, on tne
ground that when ahe lost her forelgn
husband she had recovered, lpse facto.
her Amerlcan cltizonship, tcmporarily
forfelted by her marriage to an allen.
lt ls strange that no mention was made
of her extraordlnary clalms to slster
shlp-ln-law wlth Lady de Bathe, better
known as Mrs. Langtrjv Tho Countess
Stravr-a, who was the wldow of Charles
Tllton, of Now York. when she mar?
rled "Count" Stravra?according to
some a Greek and according to others
an Italian?used to lnslst that she had
after Stavra's death become tho wlfe
of Max do Bathe, elder son of Slr
Hugo do Bathe, tho husband of Mrs.
Langtry. Mmo. Stavra declared that
she was marrled to Max de Batho in
1903, havlng made hls acqualntance
when he brought home to her from
Africa the news of tho death there of
Stavra. and of hls dylng mesxages.
Sho clalmed that Max de Bathe, de
serted her threo years later, when hls
extravagance compelled her to cut down
hls allowance, and was wont to show
a number of letters In hls handwrlting
Jn whlch he referred to her as hls wlfe,
especially ono dated Suramerlea, Mai
denhead, August 13, 1902, whlgh runs
as followa:
"Dear Slr,?On my return here, my
wlfe, who ls known to you a3 tbe
Countess Stavra, showed me a present
you had given her. As 1 do not allow
my wlfe to accept presents from men
she has only known a few hours, 1
take the opportunlty of returnlng your
trlft. I regret you should have been
misled, but I am sure you will appre
clate our reasuns for tho fact of our
marriage not being known yet.
"M. J. De BATHE."
On the other hand, Max de Bathe
subsequently stated in interviews to a
number of Amerlcan newspapers, both -
ln New York and San Franclsco, that
he had never been marrled to Mmo.
Stavra, addlng: "The woman is noth?
lng to mo. I have known her only to
my sorrow."
If Max de Bathe did not lnhcrit Ma
father's baronetcy, whlch went to his
younger br.ojher, Hugo, lt was because
he had been born before, hls parenta
had lt In thelr power to legallze thelr
romance by marriage. His father waa
the late General Slr Henry de Bathe,
whlle tho late Lady do Bathe was a
woman of great beauty and charm, but
of humble blrth.
Max do Bathe Is now marrled to a
daughter of Francls Henry Pagot, of
Blrstall, in Lelcestershlre, We being her
fourth husband. Her flrst venture int*
matrimony was wlth Godfrey Webster;
her second. wlth Thomas Gerald Wal?
ker, of Maunby, Yorkshjre; whlle her
thlrd husband was. Slr Jolin Miller,-. of
Manderaon, Berwlckshire who dlvorced
her, Max .do Bathe flguring aa co-re
spondent in the case.
(Copyrlght, -1910, by the Brentwood
Company,) . j
Make this Bank Your Bank
State and City
Capital . . $1,000,000.00
Surplus . . $ 600,000.00
WM, H. PALMER, Presldont
JOHN S. ELLETT, VJce-Presldent.
WM. M. HILL, Vice-President.
J. W, SINTON, yioe.Presldont.
Three i?er cent, per uunnm Intereat
nllowed ou . Savlngw nupniitls, com.
lio'iinded i^'cry nlx mouths,

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