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Huslnen Offlco.016 E. Mnln Btreet Bontn Richmond.HM Hull Btreet Pttsriburg riiir*nu....l09 N. Sycnmorc street hynehburg Buronu.215 Elghlh Sircot BV MAIU Ono Slx Three One rosTAOK i'aid. Tear. Mo*. Moi, Mo Pnlly wlth Fnndny.$?.00 13.00 Jl.60 .55 Dally withoul Btindsy... J.oo a.co l.oo .8 Fundny edltlon only. 100 1.00 .50 .? Wcekly (Wednesday)'.;.. 1.05 ?? ?* ??"? rty TImee-Plepateli Carrler Dellvery Ser v e Id Blilnnond (and miburbi) and Petere One Week. ,1th Sunday.? ccn,? jtbeul Sunday.to ccnti ._?? . B ccnts d January -T. 1?S, at Richmond, Va., jicVciati motter under act ot Con 3, TT?. ___ niv NOVEMBER 25, 1910. GOI.VO FOn THE Gt'GGENHEIMS. Colller's Weekly Interprets the re a "rebuko to ivlth the other Isms ,.. ... .. .' nnd it is ccr I ;;. tl "( i lt about tlie nccd ot openlng Alaska for Its supply of coal wlll be heard wlth plcnty of fre quency In the near future" in splte of thls rebuke, Colller's then sprlngs new scheme for the development of Alaska: "Everybody wants Alaska opened. when lt can be qpene'd for the benetit of tn, nd not of the Guggen l.eirn". When thls talk gets lively, do nol fofget that the rallrfaad is (he Vry to everythlng ln Alaska Have we ln Washlngton a statesman capable of demonstrating that the government I ought to bulld nnd own a rallroad and also capable of working out the terms j , on which the Terrltory ought to be doveloped wi'.nout'being exploltod?" ' Great scheme! that. The Government must bulld a rallroad to develop Alaska, but why not have tho Gov? ernment to explolt the country also and develop 'ts resourccs? What's the tiso of doing things of thls s'.rt only half way? And if the Oovornmenl .should bulld .i rallroad In Alaska should it not also bulld rallroads In other States and Te-'rltor'es that need drvelopment? Besldes, how can any? body toll, If the Government should pn into the cpal-mlnlng and goid dlgglng buslness on its own account, that ihe Guggenhclms .ind other people wlth capltal nnd nerve will not go in I nnd get Iiold of the propertles any- ! how. just as they have bocome possess ed of other valuable propertles of the aame gcneral character ln the States | nnd nearer Terrltorles? Un tcd States hove owned Alaska J i the tlmo ot Oeneral Grant, foi I ? - years, nnd !t was not untll 1895, . t tl Immense mlneral I :. i omfort and prosperll) ol i: ? : ? iple of the Unlted States. lt was not, In fact, untll the Guggcn lielms and others bogan to i>i>c-i-nt.? ln that country that there was any talk !?? vlng the coal and other naturul rosourcea tor the people Even now, anybody but the Guggenhcims to rl I I is money in developing these Inter ests, Bul tor the enterprlso of tlie j Guggcnhelms, or the enterprlsi others of like speculatlve tttrn, I ? coal would stay where it ls to wnrm the feet of the polar bears. if the Guggenheims do nol develop Alaska, who wlll? Why. the Govern? ment, of course. That ls what the , Goverhmefci wasi' established for, Isn't li the Gtovernnieni of I ,pi, ? and shouldn't ii do the buslness ol tho j people? But If ii should go Into Ihe | buildlng of rallroads and the mlning j of coal in Alaska, why shouldn'l it ' go Into the buildlng of rallroads and J the mlning of gold and the manufac- ; ture and sale of whlskey and the'grow- i my ni.?an gur \ti>t imi, who wonl dawn, but Ightlng as thoy had nover ?e. u turned o'ul exactly ted, althbugh we did not was !? f| around the rosy" and grab bi iiii-rit.s did noi lal not adiiilt lhal ii wa l J.lavs, bUl ' juttXi when it we.at at all, and it, luo/t on golng, ns notcd, for two hours or | more. There waa pome "lb-t-hrtridcd" m- "bone-headed" (tako whatever term >'i.u please, na we do no.i know what i elthflr liieiuip) work, Init It turned out well for tlie i nlv_r_ity or Vlrginia, and timt. was glory enough tlll tlie noxl ! tlmo. when the Chapol Hlll (ollown may | have icarned to play .i Uttle bll better1 than they played yesterday. Tho Sportlhg Edltor says ihat the gumo was deceht, Cleari, nccordlng to Ihe rules, und us only one of the plny crs was hnrt al all, and Ihat n?t BCrl ously, und overybotly wns ln good hu mor, It may be eald ihat it mlght have been ii greal deal wrjrae. Really tho beat tblng about lt waa that lt brought tho jicople out nnd packed Ihem to gether, and that is always worth doing In Rlchmond, where tlie people are so nlce. , SAME Ol.I) PAGK. It will lie tho aamo old page?same old ?Walter II. Page?but it will lio worth roading. and the teacher who fails to road It, or to hear lt "read, will miss ,i srent deal. lt will doubt lesa eontaln-aome cunelform insrrip tlons or Babylonlan brlcks, bo to say; but lt will also corjtaln a world of lnformntion upon questlons ln which everybody. and partlcularly every teacher, should take a llvely interest. Dr. Pago haa been a hard student for a great many years and he has de veloped the teaching faculty 'in a no table di gree and whether hls theories be accepted or not, Intelllgent people ire always much Instructed by what he Dr. Page i.-- a North CaroUrilan by I'lnh. a south Carollnlan by Instlnct, i Vlrglnlan In general aptltudes and a :itlzen of the world In symputhy. Ho la edltor of a very flno maga^ne, the liead of a publlshlng house that does ivonderfully artlatlc work and that has producetl some books that mlght as I'.ell not have been wrltten, and, in uldltlon to a ilellghtfully contentlous ilispositlon at tlnies, ls one of the best fellows ln the world. Possesslng the glft of what "The Country Parson" calla "the art of putting thlngs," he will say somethlng thla evening worth saylng and there oti'ght to be a great crowd present to hear him say it. (Top i'f column, next readlng matter.) SOItllY FOR THE DOGS. In the Ucvelation of St. John the Di vlne there ls a vlvld descriptlon of those who shall not enter in through the ^ ites in'... tlio clty, aa follows: "For ivlthout are do^s, and sprcerers, and ngera, and murderers, and idol nd whosoever loveth and mak eth a lle." The attention of tlie pub : . cspecially dlrected on thls occa slon to the latter clauae of tlie verse with such application as the words! unquestlonably wnrrant. The onlyl comment we would make is that we I are sorry for the dogs and whoremong- J era and sorcerers and the company to j wiii'-h they havo been thus aastghed. The bearlngs of these observatlons, as the l.iic Captain Bunsby would say, lle In their application. >I \ll. TIIKM i:\iu.v. 'The Post-Offtce Department is ra questing now that Christmas presents be malled aa soon as possible. This is easonuble req'ueat and ought to be p i.-d with. The placihg oC such Ifts In the local post-ofllces just a. few da; - before Christmas is not only i greal tax on the postal servlce, but lt ta also d"triiiifnt.il to the sender, ? the great postal tr.-ifflc at such tlmea makes It uncertaln whether such pi ? nta will be received on Christmas Day. as Intended. Tlie Post-Oftlco Department susgests that glfts be aeht early and that there be wrltten on the wrapper of^jacka'ges contalnlng gltts the admonitlon, "Open Deeember 25." There is a consIderatlOn tliat ought i.o be taken Into account in thla mat? ter. The postal employes are unre.i sonably ovorworked at Christmas tlme. Tho clerks in the post-ofllces, the clerks on the railroad tralris and the mail cirrlera are uifduly burdened at tbls fe's'tal tlme, and ought to be allowed to have some hollday. Tncy, too, have a right to the enjoymont of Christmas. THE I'OTl I.ATION OF CITIES. ln a late artlcle on clty govern? ment, Tho Philadelphla Telegraph de clares thal there ls a lagglng belilnd ln th>- average growth in those citles which have adopted the commlsston form of government. These citles havo | nol grown as rapidly as other citles. The natural deductlbh la that ofll elal managoment by buslness experts ; is nol conduclve to tho best lnten st ot the '-iilcs so governed, if flgurcs of populatlon mean anythlng, Doubts have been oxprossed as to tho de alrablllty Of the new form of govem ! meht, The ono conerote example, that of ? ? clty of Galveston, which has lost I ln populatlon slnce 1800, dooa not slrongly support the contentlon. ln ; 1900 Gaives'ton contalned 37,789 ln ln bltants. Now lt haa just 36,081. i These flguros ar.> nol Indlcatlve of retrogi esston, however, Galvei ton bo gan ii'. ? decade with one ot the groat . ? calamltles tliat has ovoi' betallen ,u, Amerlcan clty. ln thl dl u ter more ' than >; 000 llves wi ro lo il Vol Gal ' ? ? itoii : as alinosi .? ntlrolj recovarod | im ? i? i j ii? i-? .ii:-!';. r Thal alone -, :".-u_.,. ? tlie liih.'r.'.'ii vltallty of tho I clty. Under the guldance of a "com ,??': form oi' goveVn'ment" an Im lia'l '? soft wall hai been bon i ted at onormoui . tponditure eltj rrbht Thi.- instance, Im least, i- in favoi of tho oxlatlns ?i - ?? i rnirtcnt, not agalnal lt. altrlbutlng too much lmport :?? tho evtdonco of census ro I ports as affeullns munlolpal devoiop ment, it will l><- uecessary to huvc ,1 their acouraoy conftrrned ln each ln Btance. Clielsaa, Mass , has l'allen be? lilnd, owlng t" ii;; aqvere loas liy flv< durlng tho docade, Tha doqreiise tp| , fc't. Joscidi ia altrlbutcd tq the paUUo. returns nf ten ycnt*s ngo. The flgiiron for I'nrllnlid, Boiso, Spoknne und other towns aro under Hiisplclon. Tho nh normnl stato of uffalrs ln tlie lnnt named plaCOS haa PUl them on tho dublbus llst, Tho faci that -"one or ii? otlior eltlos commltted to tho commisslon policy ,Jiave fftlled to fp porl even ri nbnnnl growth" ls rcnlly not slgnifldnht of n.luck nf good gov ornmenl and of decreasing prosperity. Tho unvarylng oxporlonco ln new COlintrlcs nnd cltles has licmi thnt a iim fast growth rosulta ln a rolapse ln i.nd. Local prldo rnrely hoeds the iesson, nnd belloves that flusn tlmes will last forevor. By and by tho. bbtlom falla out Many n. good clty hns had ln Hve down the roputatlon of Its boom days beforo lt reached a solid baals for developmont. lt maj bo that the cominlsslon form of governmqnl has bson unduly landed by Its advocates. It must be said, however, that 11 cannot be proved to | liave been a deterrent to clty growth. I THE TltintlTE TO McFADEX. Just what denomlnatlon Brother George II. McFaden bolnngs to wo do not know, but we lmnglne that ho Is a .Methodist. Ho has bren a ministcr In Suffolk for nome tlmo and has been eminently successtnl. We derlvo all our lnformatlon about lilm from the Norfolk I.andmark, which tells us thnt ln order to welcome him back to Suf? folk a crowd vlsited all tralns for two days. Here is the repori from Suffolk: " 'Brother Me," as ho is lovlngly called by large numbers of persons, was w'armly wclcomed all day by membera of all local denomlnatlons, as well as by those who don't belong to any. Asked why he did not let any ono know the tlme of his comlng, tho preachcr said he preferred to eome in quletly, wlthout any demonstratlon." The large crowd that greeted him when'he returned pald him a remark able trlbuto. lt wns a genulne ovatlon. They were so glad that he came back they showed him that they appreclatcd his labors, his worth as a man and his uscfulness In the communlty ln which ho had shown his good works. It was a splendld tribute to n godly man. \ uisk move. The New Mexico Constltutional Con ventlon has at last framed the Constl ttttlon for that Stato. lt adopted many important measures and ensrafted them Into the organlc law of the new Stato; but tho best thlng lt did. in our opinlon, was to write Into the new Constitution a provision that the fee system shall be abollshed. That was a wlsc move, and we only Wlsh that it were incorporated Into the Constitution of every Stato. The fee system Is doomed to go, and it ought to go. It fostcrs many lnlqul tles in the transactlon of governmen tal buslness. It ought to be abollshed in Vlrglnla, tiOOp UOADS IN THE NATKI.V. polltlcal parties in the different States as to good roads has lately come to our notice The platforms adopted in the presont year alone are conslderod. The following are the States in whlch the polltlcal platforms of both parties adopted thls year have favored the general proposltlon of good roads as a policy for the peo? ple to pursue: Tennesaee, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvahla, Minne suta. Colorado, Delawarei Vermont, New Hampshlre, California, North Da kotn. Tho following States have had this policy endorsed by a slngle party: In dlona, lowa, llllnois, Kunsns, Nobras ka, (iklahoma, Wyomlng, Arkansas, Alahama, Montana, Mlssourl, Rhode Is land, Wlsconsln, Ohlo, Texas,- Idaho, Mlchlgan, Utah and Connectlcut. Homo ? : these states have but one polltlcal party. Ii Is shown that the polltlcal parties 01" thirty-one States have thls ? year endorsed tho policy of good roads. ery Southern Siato in whiclv thero i lonvention endorsed the Improv ; ed hlghivays movement. Thls proves : that tho reform Ia being considered ln | every purt of thls great nation. There were a number or speelfie planks rclating to good roads endorsed by the parties in the sevcral States. In j Colorado, the Democratlc party favored j leglslation creatlng genaral road dls ; trlcts, whereby public hlghwnys may ' bo laid out, Improvod and malntalned, In the same State the same party I favored tho approprlatlon of the niuney . derlved from the Improvoment fund to ? the use of tho Stato Hlghway Comnils ' slon to be etiuitably apportlonod and dlstrlbuted among tho scveral coun tles of the State for tho purpose of erectlng roads and brldges, Changos of the road laws to provldo for smaller j road distrlcts ln tho severnl countles j wlth local self-government of local | road matters llkowlse ivore approved. Tho Democratlc party ln Pennsyl j vanla lnslstod on a moro economlcal and workmanllke constructlon, and de ] clared that such roads should bo bullt from country centres to aocommodata j iui.ll distrlcts and tho general public 1 rathor than a few broad hlghivays. The Ropubllcan party of Montana re commonded an nmendment to the road law to secure more and better results for tho monoy avallable, and eom mended to tho I.eglslnture n Stnto hlghway oxompllfled by the laws ur the State of Mlnnesota. Tho Democratlc party of Vermonl dtsapproved tho State Issuo of bonds to Improvq hlghivays, proferrlng the usual mothpd, Tho constructlon of good roads by penltontiary convlcts wns favored bj the Democratle party ln Wyomlng, Arkansas and llllnois, nnd by the Re publlcan party ln Texas, North Caro? lina and Tennessoe, A' domand that the automobile tnx bo dovotod, to good rouds was mado by the DemocVatld party ln Now Hamn shlro, nnd by tho Ropubllcan party in Ne\v llamp.slilrc and Ii'diV". uro Thls |s alii'iuiy donp ln virginia-; \X. Tho Democratlc party, iu Mlnnesota tlc party ysf>m of for State favored a tax of ono mlll ter roads und brldges. In Nbbraaka, llu ' " ' favored n more i ffectl road hiws thnt will i,r" and county nld ln the eonatructlon of porninnent. wagon . Tho Deniocr.il.'. of IHInola favored good roitd lflws which will dlvldo the ox ponao of ebnsrtructlon and malntenanco of country road eonatructlon between tho townshlp. tlie county and lho State. They also favored romovlng convlct labor. from cbmpotltlon with fi. labor by omploylng con' l< i i I" ""' Rrodud tlon of materlal for permanont road and brldge construi l 01 In Coiorarto, the Democrata approvod the enactmont of the law eatalil'ishlng a State Highway Commlaston. Theso tnstanci ? of progreSBlve inter? est in the great good roada reforra are clted as indlcatlve of the Intorest in It that is natlon -wide. It Vlrginia would malntaln her present hlgh poai tion among these Statca. tho countloa which have no good roads must take up the matter and take it up wlthout delay. TAX THE 11 V< HELORS. T i noclal season is on ln Rlchmond and tho debutantes of thls year aro llke tho sands of the sea ln number, nnd before oven tho debutantes of the last year havo be thlnned out very much. Sohiebody o ighl to ulscover a plan by tvhlch the demand should equal the supply Instead of wastlng so much time squeezing more blood out of tho rallroad turnlpa the punlsh ment of b ing a bachelor should bo made to flt the crime. Tlie bachelors ought to bo taxed ntll they would bo compelled to do the right thlng. COLONEL AVll.MAM TAFT DABXEY. Mr. Taft's vlsit to Rlchmond will | long bo remembercd by the people of thls communlty. He came uii a good mission, not as the guest of the Clty or State, but as the friend of educa? tlon ln all its branches, and the mes sage ho dellvered made a profound imprcsslon on the flve thousand teach? ers who heard lii:u and honored him for hls servlce. The rcceptlon and ontertalnmcnt of the Presldent whlle he was here waa all tlie more (njoy able because It waa lacking ln tho conventlonalltle? of ofllclal ctiquette, the slmple greotlng of nls fr'onda and ftdmlrers to the Man as well as to the Presldent. There was no talk of I polltics or polltlcal questions, no sug- ) gostlon that he waa other than ot tho | people with whom ho mlnglcd, no claim other than that having been born ln Ohlo he was a Vlrginian, and being a Vlrginian therefore a Southein m.in. It was all v^ry nlce, or, to quoto the aaylng of an cmlnont pcrson, "flno, flne, llne." It would not he proper, of cour e, t . say how much the co-operatfon of President Stevens, of tho Chesapeake and Ohlo Rallroad. and Presldent V.'hfte, of tho Rlchmond, PrcderlckB burg and Potomac Rallroad, antl tho Gordon Motor Company. nnd tho West moreland and Commonwealth Clubs, and Chlef Werner and hls brave boys In blue. and the cadets of the Vlr? ginia Polytechnlc instltuto, and Gover? nor Mann contrlhuted to tho success of the occaslon; but there will be unanlmous agreement on the proflo'd tlon that but for tho strenuous actlvl tlei of Colonel Wllliani Taft Dabney, tlie worktngman of the Chamber of Commerce, a good many polnts mlght have been lost In the delightful game1 that was played, and nobody was sorry when lt was all over that Dab? ney had taken tho Jack-pot, whatever ? bat ls, and was wolcome to It. In slngllng him out for this appreclation we are moved by the conslderatlon that tho next tlme, and we hopo that thero will bo many moro of tho same sort, we shall ho able to make him work all. the harder. TME 51TJ-.E. Champ Clark ls reported to have de nied the story that he ever sald that if ho Bhould be electcd Speaker of tho next Houso he would drlve a team of mulea down Pennsylvanla Avenue, artd we are pleased that he will not go Into that son of an exhibltlon. "We agree, however, with the Columbla State, that the mile is one of the most useful members of progrcsslve soclety. lle has hever had his share of human re spect, In spito of the fact that he haa done more to build up the South than any other agency, blped or quadruped. He ls patlent untll lt is almost a sin; ho rarely klcka out of the traces; ho goes to bed at night wlthout having hls face or feet washed; he geta up In tho mornlng with nobody to conib hls halr or massago hls sides; he -works all day undor whlp and swoars; ho ls nevcr eonsulted as to tho quality or the quantlty of hls food, and when hls legs aro swollon and hls Jolnts stlff and hls ribs show through hls moth caten hlde, he ls lurned out to grass, where thero 1H no grass, and tho blrds of tho alr flnally feast upon hls bones. It ls a hard luck atory with tho mul'e all hls days, and we aro glad that there ls one man engaged ln tho jour nnltsrn of tho South who has the cour ?? to speak ot thla spiendld agoot of i Ivlllzatlon. W'tlilc Gonzales could not have ilime it; he waa raiaod ln tho low country, where tho mulo ranks just a Uttle hit lower ln tho schemo of ovo lutlon than the rlco-fleld "nlggor," and only Colonel Wllllam Watts Ball, hla eccentrlo but hrllllant asslstant, could havo apoken the words of k.lndly sym pathy about tho inule which havo touohed our heart. Pall waa ralse.d jn tha up -country, whoro every man ls as good ns every, other man and whore tha mulo ls a member of tho famlly, as ho ought to be among all people who apprecluto talthful servlce. Returnlng to Champ Clark, wo would again oxpress our hoarty appreclation ol his doternilnatlon not to inako a holy ghow of hlmaclf when ho steps up us Mr. Cantion .steps down. Tho beat thlna we, can wlsta for him ls that he shall l.n nl.le to drlve tho team In tho j House as well aa some porsons tulnk ho could drlvn n span of Mlssourt mules down the Avenue. We have had nulto enough nf the apoctncular ln our poll- ; tlca to mnko it littlo enmmon boiibo in the way ot dolng things as siirprlslni; as Iho art of standing on tho head or liiklng hnrdles ln n Bcrub race. AN K.YCKLM3NT OHOANI7,ATH>\. Tho League of Vlrglnla Munlclpali tles hna just lisitod a drculnr lettor to tho. Mayorn, clty oITlcors and merh bera of Ihe Clty Counclls of the cltlcs nnd lowns of Vlrglnla. Thls letter Hcts forth tho purposos of the Lenguo and urges tho various m'unicipnllttes of the State to intcrest themsclves in the organlzatlon and be represented in the annuai meeting of (ho f,enguc. Tlie League has already Justlflo'd ils oxlstcnce. Its meetlngs havo been most suc'eessful. Cltlzens interested ln the renl progress of Vlrglnla oltlea havo at these sessions ndvanced tholr vlews. Tho reault of theso meetlngs has ."been that there has been In tho cttles represented a greater intcrest in the welfaro of tho munlelpallty. The League was organlzed to prn mote tho best Interests of tho cltlcs and towns of Vlrglnla and to brlng them abrenst of tho best communitios In the country. It has already done much to show that lt ls accompllshing its purposo. The alms of tho League ore for the roal welfare of Vlrglnla, and ought to bo supported heartily and thoroughly by all Vlrglnla cltles and towns. The Index-Appoal knows Its Bever idgo as well as Tho TImes-Dlspatch. ?'His collonguo from Indlana, Senntor Ben Shlvely," Bays our Petersburg frlend, "can put more meat into a llf tccn mintitos' spcoch than Boverldgo can get Into ono of three hours." Very true, very true; but lt must be said in explanatlon of Boverldgo that ho ls so ladyliko, "Mary-in-hor-vinc-elad cottage"-llke, that somo persons who llve to eat would not thlnk that they had dlned at nll If thore were not a great deal of froth wlth the rest of the vittlee. Thoy will get over lt ln tlme?the Itollo Boys; but It there be anythlng at all ln Ilamilton Mable's muse, thls ls the timo for a poem that wlll knock all other herolcs over the ropes. Whon Mr. Crlsp was elected Spcakor, thi-.Albany Evening Journol says: "Tho same rules (tho Keed rules) were adopted, and durlng his term there not a murmur about 'czarism* and 'tyranny.'" There wasn't any. If you dldn't go to Church yestcr you should pray for forglveness to-day, and make up next Sunday, in a way, by increaslng your contrlbutlon when the plate is passed around. Tho races thls week between the alrahtps nnd the buzzarda have been one of the most novel nnd intcrestin^ features ot our educatlonal programme. The buzzards have not made as mucli nolse in getting about as tho ma? chines, and In the matter of sustainoil lliglit seem to havo sllghtly tho ad? vantage of tho other "blrds"; but tho latter have establlshed their rlglit of wny. Now. if the Unlverslty of Vlrglnla and tho Unlverslty of North Carolina could both bo retnoved to Richmond and oompromlse on thls placo as tho jolnt sent of tho two establishments, there can be no questlon that tno cause of educatlon would be grcatly advanced. After looklng Mr. Taft over at the dinner tho other night a good judgo of men and horses reduced his con cluslon to wrltlng in these words: "Ho lsn't u. Republican?ho only thinks ho wns It renlly becauso the "Ton nessee" scraped a littlo b.lt on going out that Mr. Taft changed his plans and sailed for Hampton Roads? Tho President made ono mistnko ln his spoech to the Educatlonal Confer enco on AVednesday. It was General Armstrong and not General Hampton who foundod the lnstitute at Hamp? ton. Everybody ought to have gone tc church yesterday. "We have a great deal to bo thanktul for? peaceful homes, food and ralment, bursting barns, flourishing banks, good honlth, loyal frlenda, cheer ful proBpects. These things ' havo If Wheeler and Sloan and Murpny and tho rest of the lynx-eyed slouths should happen to loso thelr Jobs at Washlngton Chief Wernor mlght bo able to put them on in Richmond. Captain Archlo Butt la stlll "ln maldon modltatlon fancy free," and somebody ought to bo ablo to catch him. There would be nothlng tlnor than to sop the gallant Captain led to tho nltnr wlth a haltor. Brinas Now Lifo to tho B?dy In all mwmmMSm A Yonlo that uuiliia up the Enu.u Syttem asa mmwsmm Glving imiiijwuil Strength nnd Vilallty Addrces all communlcntlono for this column to Oucry Edltor, Tlmes-Dlspatch. Noiaathcmntlcnl problems will bo aoived, na colna or stamps valticd and no dcalers' names will bo glven. Chrlallnna ln iin- World. Please atatb tha number of Ohrln llajifl In tho world and how dlvldcd In ilenominatlona. P. S. Theac rellglous atatlatlcs, compllcd by M. Pounler de Flalx, are probably the lateat glven by any competenl au? thorlty: Of the ?ITii.'liiu.Olili ClirlstlailH in the world. 230,866,600 ftra follow* ers of tho Cathollo Church; i is._3s.000 of tho Protestant churcfiosi 08,000 Or thodox Gr_ek Churoh: 3.000,000 Church of Abysslnla: 1,700,000 Arni.nl.m Church: 120,000 Coptlc Church; sn.ono Nestorlans; 70,000 Jacobltes. I'nlnt* on tlie Nrenllvr. Please print argumentB that can he brought up on tlio nogatlve alde of a dobtato argued by members of tho aenlor class of tho hlgh school. The debate reada thus: "Rosolved, That the Inltlatlve and roferondtim will help to maUo morn r-lean tho polltlca Of Vlrginia." F. D. G. The following polnts may be used by the negatlve slde of the debate; Lovo of llberty and soclal Justlce aro structural princlplcs of our gov? ernment, In tho first place, the Inltlatlve and reforendum cannot Fflve ua a' better leglslatlve aystem, becauso lt ls not neceasary. Again, Inltlatlve and rcferondum Is unnecessary because publlc oplnlon 1b adequately exprcssed through our present leglslatlve aystem, Our Stat? Constltutlon guarantees to tho people an open and auro recourso to their rep resentatlvea. Tho peoplo have tho right to lnstruct, petltlon and use all poaslblo Intluenco to dlrect leglalation. Xot only Is tho lnltlatlvo and refer endum unnecessary, but the proposed plan la Ineftlclent. becauao lt brceda greater bvlls than It pretends to chock. In glvlng us laws supposcd to chock Imaglnary ovils, the proposed plan falls to meot exlstlng needa. In tho second place, tho proposed plan would wcakcn tho character of our I.eglslaturo by removlng from tho people tho responalblllly of chooalng good re'preaentatlvea. People would no longep conslder good reprcsenta tlvos absolutely nocessary. They thfiu aelvea can orlglnato whatevor leglsla tlon they deslro or thoy can reject the varlous acts of an unwlso repre aentatlve. Tho Inltlatlve and reforendum ln Jn efflelent In tho thlrd place. because lt dlltuaea leglslatlve rcsponslblllty. Inltlatlve 'and reforendum ls actually dangeroua because lt ls subvoralve of fundamental princlplea of stable i rnment and wlse leglalation. First, lt is dangeroua because It would dostroy the equlllhrlum of our BELGIANS PROVE VERY UNFORTUNATE B i.\ MARQVISE i>i: i'o\ti:xoy, SLOIANS are assuredly most 1111 wlth Ei glan I, a counti l tlonal Independence, and ti .:.:??? or thelr territoriall Integrlty thoy (>wr. thelr pn ?r;.tlon by their hUgl :.-ilgh . ? namely, Germany and Fram >? Thus. the only attcmpt ever made upon ?J ?? nr.- of Edward vn., who was popular abroad as at home, occurred at Brussels, where, while sltllng in hla prlvate rallroad ear chattlng wlth the Queen, a plstol shot was fired. in such a inanncr that it passed between them. lodglng Itsolf in the walnscoatlng The shootlng could never havo oc? curred had tho Bc-lglan authorities adopted the customary police pre cautiona that nre resorted to by avery European government, no matter whether monarchlcal or republlcan, for the protectlon of royal or linperial visitors. And, to raoke uiatters wor tho wOUld-be a.-.-'.'iK.-ln. :i young man of tho name of Sipldo, was acqultted on ;i llrst trial, to the plaudlts of the populace, and at a second trial, utnler taken in deferenco to tiio angry ex postulatlona of the Engllsh govern ment, he ivas senteneod to a ridicu lously Itiadequate punlahrnent, the pop? ulace of Brus.sels at tho same tlmo organlzlng a subscrlptlon. for tlie pur pose of settlng liiin up ln buslnoss on the explration of lil? term. The other day King Edward's widow, with her daughter, Princcss Vlctorla and the Queen of Norway, as well as tho little Crown Princo of Norway. were traveling back from Copenhagi-n to England ovorland. Although they were in a special traln. maklng use of thelr own prlvate cars. adorned with the royal arms of England. and were going stralght through to Calnls, they were stopped at tlie Belglan frontler, at Welterinaedt, where, desplte tho protesls of tho royal courlcr and gen tlemcn ln attendance on tho two Queens and the prlncess, the Belgian custom authorities Inslsted upon sub jecting the trunks, and even the hand bags. otc, of tho royal ladlos to a search for smuggled goods. As Quoen Alexandra would not for one mornent tolerato anythlng of tho klnd the cus toms ofllclals docllnod to permit the traln to proceed,- and It was held there for two or three . hours untll the ln digtvint telegrams of Queon Alexandra to Klng Albert, and to Slr Arthur llardlngo, the Brltish ministor at Brus? sels, had brought the customs oflicials at Wcltenrticdt to thelr sonses. It ls the first occasion on record of royal personagos being thus held up as smuKglers by customs ofllclals, nnu the fnct that tho victlms of tho ln dlgnity should havo been tho wldowed Queen of Krigland nnd hor daushters, one of them tho Queen of Norway, and that they woro traveling by special traln, ln royal rallroad carrlages, ren ders the olTenso of tho Belelnn ofll? clals partlcularly gross, slnco they could not posslbly have ple.aded Ignor ujhee. Klng Albert, as I havo on scvcral occaslons pointed out ln those lettcrs, is a model soverelgn In the very best sense of tho word?a eonsolentious, able man, wlth n high sonse of honor, and koenly allvo to his obllgations to his people; also, his prlvate llfe ls of tho happiest and most oxomplary charactor; ivhlle Queen Elizabeth, al? though not preciscly beautiful, is ono of tlie most fasclnatlng littlo women that lt ls posslblo to imagino; all the best Vlennese, Soutli Gormnn, Parlslan and Belglan tralts bolng chnrmlngly blended ln her oharacter, appearanco nnd mnnncr. Yet wlien the King and hla Queen went the other day in sUttc^ to opan Piarllambnt at Brussels they woro liootcd and peltcd, not only along tho route, but even tn tho Cluimber Itsclf, wlth Socltilist loailets, denuind lng dissolution nnd unlversal suffrago, ln fact, tho alr was so thick wlth those lenflots, some of which woro twlsted up, so ns to admlt of thelr being thrown wlth a groator accuraoy of aim, as to convey tho Impresslon of a snowatorm. Moroover, whon tho Klng had takon his place on tho throne, thore was such a shoutlng nnd a hlsslng on the part f>f the Soelai Ists nnd their frlemls present. thnt lt was nearlv ten mintitos before sl lence could bts ln a measure restorerl and tho soverelgn onablod to rend his speoch. ,, ? . It wns all very well for tho londcr of tho Soclallst party, M. Vandervelde, to bollow out to the Mlnlsters, We havo nolhlng iigninst the Klng and Quoon, but only agalnat you, who aro hero by fraud!" But tho fact rn inuins that whon Ihe Queen onlerod tho Chnmbor, nnd overybody roso to thelr feet, shoutlng, "Vlve la ?B.etneJ tho Soclalists aat down and wh'stlert, repoatlng thhlr performnnco whon tho Klng ontered, wliilo along tho routo jrrouna of Snciuiists sang tho <'Car? rnagnole," nnd tho ".Intornsitionnle," that !s to say, tho tsvo baltlo songs of the Soclallst and Anarchlst parties. Xn whlch monarohy ls rovlled. lUmouncod und condomnod to annihllallon. While King Albert mny. troat with three departments of government, u prlnelplo of government which waj the erownlng aehlovcmont of the fotinders of our Federal fJonatltutlon, Second, the Inltlatlve and reforen? dum la dangeroua because lt cannot fn.Il. ln ii me, to oblltorato the dlstlnc iion between constliutldnai and statu tory law. And, lastly, the Inltlatlve and refor? endum la dangorouH because lt. would Place our whole governmentai syatem on a radlcal und uhcertaln basls. Un? der thla polley our lcglalatlon may como from one of two sourcea, from tho Loglsliiture or from the people. Fnmoiid Hnrlng. Will you klndly enllghton me. aa to who lt was that sald "orthodoxy ls tny doxy, heterodoxy la tho other fol low's doxy"? O. In Dr. Prlestley's mernolrs It aays that I.ord Handwleh (the samo who gave hls namo nllke to tho Sandwleh Islands nnd a well-known luncheon ar tlclo) wns aorely puzzled to know the meanlng of tho words orthodoxv ard hetorodoxy. bo freely bandled about ln a certaln debato on the teat ncts. He frankly confessed himself at a loss. Therounon whlspered Rlahop warburton, alttlng near, "Orthodoxy, my lord, ls my doxy. Hoterodoxy ls another man'a doxy." Metre nml Mnrk. ; 1. Pleaso lnform me how many feet In a metre and what la tho svmhol for metre and what aro tho aymbols for ceutlmctro and kilometre? Is not a kllometre tho aamo as a mllllmotro? 2. What Ib the valuo ln Amerlcan money of a Gorman mark, and what la the symhol for mark? I. 1. The metro, the unlt of length, waa Intended to be one ton-mllllonth parr. of the earth merldlan quadrant, and I* so very nearly. Its length is 3K.37 .,f an Inch. A kllomctro l? ?2l-100th of a statuto mlle, or nearly Qve-elghths mlle. whllo a mllllmetrc Is only 1-2S l of an lnch. Or, ln other words. a mli llmetre atatuto mlle, or nearly flvn elcliths mlle, 1 1-lOOth of a metre. Whlle a kllomotro ls 1,000 metres, the symbol for metro !? M.; ccntlrn" tres, C.M., and kllomotros, K1L 2. A German mark 1N equn.1 to 23.8 cents In United States money. Slx Folllen of Sclencr. What were the slx follles of sclence? These slx follles of sclenco wero noted by Disraell: 1. The quadrutnro of the clrcle. 2. The dupllcatlon of tlie CUbe. 3. Perpetual motlon. 4. Tlie phllosopher's stone. 6. Maglc 0 \^ trology. ycll merlted contempt thls demonstra lon. he will not care to subject hls any sui ii manlfestatlon as sh<- was called upon to ?'?caslon of that wltnt openi openin other i fng of hls first r.-nt the yal open years or ?o. ror xne tast tlme that King Lco pold undertook to preslde at thls cere mony he was subjected to such lnaults on the part of the populace that ho vowed that ho would never open Par llaraent again aa long as ho llved. lf I call attontlon to thla lt ls be e it ahowa that deaplto aii that King Albert ls doing to lmprove the condltlona of hls peoplo, desplte all his friendly iiitercourse prlor and sub sequent to hls acceasloli. with the Hadieal and Soclallst leaders. notwlth standlng hls extremely Uboral and pro gresslve 'deaa, nnd the phllanthropy of hls wlfe, the Soelallsts and Anar chlsts remaln just as hostle to mon archy In lielglum as ever, and appai ently bent upon Its ovcrthrow. So much haB been wrltten ln con nectlon with the murder trlal of Dr. Crippen, ln Dondon, about the Lord Chlef Juatlce'a action ln donnlng the black cap over his wlg whon pro nounclng sentonce of death upon the prlsoner. that lt rnay bo Just as wcU to explaln that thls black cap, of which so much capltal ls made by sjory wrlters aqd novellsts, is not necessar lly an erablem of death. Inde?d, thoso who declare that the donnlng of the black cap ln passlng tho sentenco of death ls a token of sorrow, on the ground that It was tho custom ln Bastern countrles to cover the head as a token of mournlng?lt ls sald in tho Book of Samuel "And Davld went up by tho ascent of Mount Ollvet, and wept as ho wont up, and had hls head covercd, and he went bare foot"?aro entlri'ly mlstakon. In tho tlrst place there is no record whatsoever of any Bngllsh Judges having bared their feet when coverlng their heads in pro nounclng sentonce of death. The fact of the matter Is that tho black cap forms part and parcel of tho ofllclal attlre, and ot the inalgnla ot ofllclal authorlty of tho Judges of the Hlgh Court. It la an einblcm of authorlty, and for that reason ls as Humed by tho Judge at tho most solenui momeut of tho trlal of a prlsoner for hls.llfe. But lt ls also worn by tho judges on many othor ofllclal occaslons. Thus, when tho judges rccelve. the ln coming Lord Mayor of London at the Royal Courta of Justlce, on tho day ot hls Inauguratlon, November 9, they invariably, in accordanco with anclent custom, wear their black caps topplng their wig; which does not of eourso mean that tho chlef magistrnte ls being conslgned by them to capltal punlsh ment. but merely that they nro prom lslng to dlne with him at the Gulld liall on tho aamc evenlng. The judges llkewise wear their black caps at cor onatlon; and when they attend dlvlno servlce ln their robes, elthor in Lon? don or ln county towns at As slzes they Invariably retaln their caps throughout tlio sermon. In ono word tho black cap of tho Judge is not ln anv senso of tho word a cap of death, but a cap of state, emblematie of tho hlgh powers vested ln tho judges. (Copyrlght, 1010, by the Brentwood Company.) Make this Bank Your Bank OF RICHMOND, VA. Capital Surplus $1,000,000.00 $ 600,000.00 WM. H. PALMBR, Presldent.. JOHN S. ELLE-,-, Vleo-Preaidont WM. M. HILL. Vioe-Proaident j. W. SINTON. Vlce.Presldent. ' JULIBN H. HILL, Caahler. Three per cent. per niuuim IntereMt tllowed ?n Snvlujru I)ciu>*lta, com f.uiiiulfil every ulx months.