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Jtunlnera Ofllce.018 B. Mnln iltreet fSouth nichfnond.1103 Itull Street T'elrnhurg Hiir*du....!f* N*. flyiarnoro str<?et Lynchburg' Unreau.S15 KlRhth Street nr MAIL. One Plx Three One rOSTAOB r.MD. Year. Moe. Mna. Mo I>?iiy with Sunday.??.oo m.oo ji.m .05 Dally wlthout Sunday... 4.00 2.00 1.00 .35 Bunday edltlon only. :.00 1.00 .60 .? VVeekly (Wedneaday).... 1.00 .60 .25 ... Hy TImes-DlapatcIi Carrler Dellvery Ser? vice In nichmoml (and euburba) and relera. burg? One Wock. Dally with Sunday.U centa Mally wlthout Sunday.10 centa Ku.iday only. * centa Enterod January r<. i?03, at nichmond. vn? a necond-claaa matter under act of Con t ALL ABOAnh FOll THE M?l? THERX i , S'ECK. !'J "Loe - ? ;ii I. I hc Northei n Ni i. :?? everyl ilnj looks brlght. i; ics i un hlgh that, after mai irs, thi pi opie of the North- j ' k wlll see that consummatlon, I ? ? I outly to be wiabed, to-wlt: AI , I d : :. . >ad through at leasi a portion ot I., - sa ? ."? ? Tht fact that thi citj of Rli hmond i? vlrtually cut :?? trade of the Northern Neck la a: damaging, In proportlon, tn that clty a? it la to the people ot the Neck." lt is certalnly not thc fault of tlils part of the Rlchmond press that the work has not been undertaken, The Tlmes-Dtspatch havlng urged repeated ly the building of such a line as that now proposed, whlch would open an entirely new territory to thc trade of tiiis town. \\'o cannoi compel the gi buslness men to do what thev do not I w '??? Impelled rom elfl h or communlty j f reason ;?? undertake. Some weeks ajro a proposition was made for the bulld- '? In6 ol tlils road upon conditions whlch !ri' iccmcd to be rntirelv falr, and so far 1 in aa wi know. nothlng has been done in Rlmut lt; This proposition. as we have iu heard, was tnat the road would he ?, . Tt bullt wlthout other cosi to the r>.--.j.i. of this town than thc payment of the sum of $150,000, ln cash, the same to be .x. ? ? mone: to be held ln escrow by o. ? lonal Bank of \ Irglnla and lo i . ; to thc bulldera onlj aftor tho . .,.- hren bullt and put In opera aa we understand rs the propo- i,, and the road to be constructoa I ('; i> to "?? bullt from a connectlon with ! the Chesapeake aud Ohio Railroad, or! U the Rlchmond, Predericksburg and j*>, - j tomai Railroad, elther or both, al a! point near Doswell, through tho coun? ties ol King William. King and Queen " and Essex, acrosa the Rappahannock ? f the Northern Neck to some, point ii Northumberland County. In connectlon | wlth the road it ls proposed. further, that steamboats shall be operated on S the Rappahannock Rlver so as to afr j ? ford Rlchmond thc opportunity ol reachJng the trade of .Mid.iir.yfv Coun- ' ^* ty. Tlie constructlon of thl would open to the tr . Rlchmond ? territory of fourteen hundred square mlles. with a'VopulMion of seventy; and good people. who would be j " : produ, es :?!.:, recelves over a mlillon tont d "That country" i- almoi gi i ne'i throw of Rlch made a parl of RU hmond': trlci by thc constructlon of a r;.: 1 - road seventy-flve mlles long, Thi road ought to bc bulit The cll that has a rkh and growlng back-country, or hlnterlan'd, Im ihe cltj that prospors. It Is hoped th.it thc buslni sa men nnd capltallstt! o? Richmond will make a good start ln thc Now i'ear by arrang-. Iiik for tho bulldlng "i thla road, There's milllons ln lt for Rlchmond. EVERTIIOD'I li.Miws WHISKEY, "It everybody presuincd to know whiskey?" Ie u uueatlon to whlch tlie answer, "ye ." Iins been glven by thu tiupremt Courl ol Alabama ln the cas?: ot Treadwell vs. the SI ite, rcconlly di cldi 'i by this trlbunal, a bottle of wiii ki y wa; Introduci d ln eyldi t" e. J isl here, le| ui ask v. h, re >thla uottli cami from, lf prohibltlon I : ? upn me ln Alabama nnd the abqlltfon ??( liquor State-wldeV Nevcrihcless, a iv'.tnesa iva isked i" open Iho bottle, tijste thc Jlquoi and say lf lt were whiskey, The ilefcndanl objecteil on the ground lhal ihe wltness woa not "an expi ri Thc Supreme Courl though) Oiis oh JectJon would nor hold ivator. saying: "l.t is hardly lo be a ippoiuVd. that ln thi- day nnd irenerattdn export tes? timony Is requlred In th" taste of whis |< y in isy w liether or nol n llqtild Is v. hlskel," ln other words, cverybody lh Ala? bama ir- prestimcd to know lhe tasto of whtskey, Tlllo, too, although thore aro thotisands or people in thnt Stute, somo (if thom poiiilrinns nnd somo of them clerlco-polltlclttna and hewspaper-pol* Itlclans, win, would swear on Moly Wrlt thal neVer in all thelr llves hnd i isted "iho stuit." Even the courts know that prohlbl* tlon la t> failure, a mask for the hypo* crlt-\ a bonanxa for thc bllnd ligcr ?nd tho Inw-ov:,,], r, "THI" WOnijD" LOSING ITS HEAD. A special committee of tho United btates Senate, appointed nt tho request ot "tlit prisoner nt thc bar," so to say, ias reported tliat lt found no evldonco 0 sustain the chnrge tliat Senator jorlmi r, of illinois. wns elected a nember of that body by bribery aml orruptfon, thal hls majority In tho lllnol ijogislaturc was sufflclcnt to le, ? him if those who sold their oto- presUmably ln his Interest, had De'cn counted. Sonatov Frazier, of 'ennessce, a member of the commit ce. has submltted a minorlty report in rhlch, however, he makes no recom lcndation as to what the Senate should ? > wlth the Senator from illinois, and Mary-In-Hor-Vine-Clad-Cottage" from ndlaha haa expressed his opinions poh*the subject in a way that will ring down the npplauso of all well i i 11 oil Chattauquans. We wlsh, now that he has boon ac uittod iu a sense, tbat Lorimer would ?tire from tiie Senate, in the flrst lace beeause he Is not flt for it, and, i the second place, becauso he will Iways be vlewed wlth suspicion even y those who are not sure that he is lilty. We are not especially inter itod in hlm for any reason excepr lat'hls caso has been selected bV the ew York World as an excuse for hbling at the radlcal cliangc In our stern of government which the pop ar election of I'nlted States Senators ould compel. The World does not , ,|iiite so far ns t'.ils. really, but, hlle protestlng that "ll ls somewhat :iii old fogy ln these days of politi 1 hysterla," and "still belleves in a .vernmenl "f ehecUs nnd balance.*1,' ni "still prefers delegatod govern ont to direct government." it Intl atcs that the Lorimer case has al ost upset its judgment and that if i tl t, 8] Pi itnmany Senator shall bc elected from b, sw York, and Smlth shall be elected om New Jersey, and a corporation mutor shall be elected from Ohio, \ lri id Cabot Lodge shall be re-elected ! t| om Massachusetts an "irreslstiblejj, ?mand" will be created "for the elec- e; on of futuro Unlted States Senators I .? the people themselves." ni There is no question that the elec- I la on of such Senators as these would j '.'. a Inadvlsable and lnjurious to the j w tuse of good government ln the coun- I ir ry; but tho system that has glven thc | '' nlted States such Senators as Calhoun j t inl clay and Wcbster, Morton and ' p, organ and Hampton, Hoar and Danlel " nd Root ls not a system, gurely, that i s I i" to be abollshed slmply beeause there f, ive beon a few black sheep tn ie flock. A fair comparlson of the i< on who havo boen Senators wlth the u len who have hoon Representatlves p< ivoring ii period of years, or any sln- fC ear slnce the Government was I R led, would not be to the disad ? ? ige of the Senators, elthor in rc tect of thelr abllity or their integiity nly a llttlo while ago thore was a ?eat hue nnd cry against thc enor- ' i,, ous amount paid for hls nomlnatlon a race before the people by a can late foi Congress In Pennsylvanla. 'II the election of Kugcne Foss to I ti, Governor of Massachusetts means | ,ir ivthing." says The World in gettlng j w >wn on the wrong side of tlie fence. V? t means that the peoplo of that Slate ta i nol wlsh to be represenled In the w - ti Sei ?'?? by Henry Cabot|~| I ??? H nol mean, ln fact, I T; largely, thal Foss spont about three f0 mes the money Jn his campaign for j pl ? ;? ;i.-n "by tho people themselves" j ,0 Republican opponcnt spent? i ln .?i ni omcthlng like 137,000, and 81 ? r pi ? ' about $12,000 That was ! a] very large ?um for Foss to spend ' >1( id it all seems to have been spont on .:. oi in lils own interest, a:-: I ;?? Legislature whlch was chosen at I ie llmo ii apparently not of hls wuy : thlnking, although opposed, lot us I l ;. to the ro-election of Mr. Lodge. | * t do not blame Foss foi Bpending hl loney; but only noto his caso, as Thc s: *orld ha* noted lt. to prove that : P' [reel elcctione by tho people of Unlted taies Senators would not eertainly oiivor iho country from the dangei ? , i i ,? , a l tho frco use "f money ln the sottlo icnl of candldacles and Issues, We ! r, orry to see The World lose Ita '! e id "in thoso days of polltlcal '. " raterla." it has probably heard that y uajorltlcs havo bcen changed more han'onco In thc- polltlcal hlHtory of ho country by tho Judlclous, if dis lonost, uso of money. Only a fow ???!..- ;?"?, ii was tolling how, by tho '?' ?i SJ?",n.on.>. ,mo liimdrcd ihuiihainl ?otes had beon changed .ln tho Slate .f New York. \Tty-t i:\t with tiie < oi.(im;i,. Several Influentlal members or ;i,c letrolt Board of Commerco have slg iinoii thoir intentlon ot wlthdrawtng rom that organlzatlon li tho plan of nvltlns Colonel Roosevejt to i,o Lhe irlncipal guest at a banquel to be rlvep by it shall iy? Ipslsted upon, Chey have sald frankly that lf the loard siinii perslBi in brlnglng lo bo ion "those parsons win. oreato a dls. rust and uncertainty in thc buslness yorld" thoy win got out, it would I'.i matter greatly, perhaps, lf thoy ihould; but thc ntedlclne \yhlch iho lolonel adniiiiiMtoriii to Lorlmor at ihJcago ought to be aooil for hlm, A ti ei*k nr .'ii iitro, .luilgn Slini-on Itiililwlli,' ihe Domoertttlc Govei*tiot*-clecl r.r i lonneetlrtit, tlecllnod t" nitru.i n <i in - ner Erlveti by tho Chnnitior "f <'.-.m tnrr, v ot Now ilavcn, becauso, ns lt wns sald, he did not cnrc to sit. iit. lhe game tnhle wlth the Colonel. But thero wna a roaaon, nnd n, Vory good renaon, why he ahould hnvo nbaentod hlmself mi thls occaslon, and hls action was worthy of li Im; but thero ls no senso ln "mlihlng it ln." If nobody elflo wlll eat trith the Colonel, let hlm come on down to niehmond nnd wo .?"bnll not ohjoct to eatlng wlth hlm, lf thc soup he clear nnd the ducks good. Tt mlglit he M-cll for hlm to onmo ln^ fore the Southern atnl Pennsylvania Ballrbada collect what he ls sa'd to owe them for transportntlnn, as the sum of .5195,000 mlght plnch his appro? prlatlon for travellng expenses. THE GOAT THAT JASOX PHOVE, Tho ilrst Angora goats over brought to thls country were ihnported from furkey by Dr. James B. Davis, of Co. iumbla, 3outh Carolina. In 1S49. Threo years later the flock wus bought by Colonel Richard Peters, ot Atlanta, ivlth the exception of one tliat was toiight by Colonel Wade Harnpton, of South Carolina, onc by Jumcs Daven -ort, of Virginia, an.l one by Willlain Dsborne, of New York. South Caro Ina has always been noted for taklng bo lead ln Important movcments or me sort and another, as for cxample, hc Secession movement. the flftleth .niiiVersary of whlch fell on Tuesday ;ist, but lt has not always kept peg ing away at the things it has found. The Angora goat, whlch ls now tle lared by tho Government experts at ?.'ashlngton to be one of the most use ul of domestlc animals aiul to have een so classed for thousands of years, ?as dropped by the State of Its origi .il American dl seo very and was not gain takon up untll John H. :arln, an old steamboat owner l New York. bought Folly Island ear Charleston nnd stocked lt wlth ie creature whose back ls covered ith gold-lined fleece and whose flesh i fit for both ktngs and commoners > eat. XVo do not know what became f the Angora goat that was brought i Virginia flfty-seven years ago, but i.s not unlikely that he and all his rogeny were stolen by the i'ankees ho Infested thls State ln the '60's. owever that may have been, there no reason why the cultivatlon of ils partlcular breed of goat should not e agaln undertaken in Virginia. The lecial gop.t expert of the Department i Agriculture, who has made an Inti inte study nf his subject, says tbat ie usefulness of this anlmai has been lanlfested in a number of ways, for i;aniple: The fieece, oalled a "mohalr." fur lahea aome ..'.' the linest fabrics among idles' goods. and is u.-erl ln various ther manufactures; their habit of rowsing enables the farmer In the j t ooded locality to use them to help a i subjugatlng thc forest; their flesh P i exceedlngly deUcate and nutrltious; I ti icir milk ia richer than cow's mllk;|V icir skins are used for leather: their I ti elts make the ncatest of rugs and ! a Jbes; a few of them ln a flock of I " leep are a protection agalnst wolves nd dogs, and they are excellent pets jr uhlldren. The soft undereoat of the Angora, nown as "paehm," is ooinbed out in ie spring, and sells for ?1.S0 to 52 a jund, each anlmal producing two ro i mr pounds. The Government author y says tliat tlie flesh of even the ?esent cross-bred anlmal Ls superior i mutton, and that It ls scarcely pos ble to dlstinguish lt from spring inb. If thc animals are allowed to ?owse, thc meat galns a ganu-y flavor. id ls known as Angora venlson. A goat that will yleld from three to ght dollars worth of wool th.> year, at Is not a-'foared of dogs, that chll en can play wlth safcly, that tastes, hen cooked, more llke venlson than mlson itself, that glves rnllk that is r better than the mllk of Pauline 'ayne, is cvldently the goat that Vlr nf.i ahould take prlde ln raistng. Iicre I: ahundant range in this Stato ?r thla gift of the gods and Instead of ittitig all our money in poanuts and bacco, some of it should be Invested thi beautiful "Angora, whicli would tpply us wlth both fdod and drink iii clothlng und aild in driving the ;llow dog off thc reservatlon. I5TORY OF THE 1?AIICE!,S POST. I ll The history of tho paxcels post. ln ils country Ib a history of prlvate ?tivity and public Indlfforencc, Llke tho colnage of money and ihc rant of put...tu*-. the transportation of I 11 ickagea for hlre over thc natlonal I V tist carda is a Government monopoly. [ P lin lawful right to carry on such fl j tl uslnCBH ls vosted in tho United States I ei nd In the United .-.tutea alone. jg lt waa so in the Colonlal days of I bl ils country.. Royal ordinances datiiig;6 oni tho relgn of Wllliam and Mary rovo the antlquity of the princlple .nt tho supreme sovereignty haa hoIo ontrol of thc transportation of pack Thla prlnciplo was rcr.oKiiizi.-d by thn n s ti fi istltutlon of tho Unitod States, and g new natlon entered upon Ita func- J tl is wlth a cUar vlew that, ho far at* I 8l operated In a reasonable manni thtit liine, tJin ??,?? p.,r, to Itself. Tho ponnl inu vnte eompbtUlon wns ria After 1880, tho cr.pr wuro porrnltted by n wi Ijrotatlbn of tho otatutt wlth th0 Govornincnt. ln latlon of packngen, Thr Hinoe i.tS2, tho p?.m.,,iii, expended nioro thnn It t' wny of rccetptH. Slnce th has been nn annual doflclt. It hns beon estlmntod that the Oov rrnment loscs ''50,000 the clay to ex press companlea. lt ls snld that the whole ground upon whlch tho cxpress rotnpanles rest their caso Is a qulbblo over the legal meanlng of tho word "packet," Whlch used to be cixulvaleiit to tho word "packago" 30 far as legal construc? tlon was concorned, Tho business of carrylng parccla ls much larger and much more prolltable than thnt of carrying letters. Tho post-ofllce could pay its own way if It had control of the parcels post bus? iness. One of the beat thlngr, that the Con? gress could do would be to revdat the Post-Ofllce Department with non-com petitlvc control of the parcola post. Tho Congrcas has the power and Its duty in the case ls clear. TIIK NIGHT-GOWN, AOAIN. Moved and lnstigated only hy a dr *ire to be of tho most good ro the largest number, Thc Tlincs-Dlsptiteb ecently rolated In theso umna sorne -f tho more strlklng points ?: tho naw ?reations ln nlght-gowns and ia now :aken to task by "T. T. T." In the ?rovidenco (Rhode Island 1 Trlbune for icing both Ignorant aml sarcastic ln ts treatment of thls very practlcal iubject. Certainly, there was 110 In entlon 011 our part, as alleged by the vrlter for tho Yankee paper, of trying 0 "ereate tho Impresslon tlmt ln B03 on the nlght-gown ls taken more erlously than lt ls in Richmond;" our vhole purpose was to advlse as to the atest llnes upon whlch these confec ions could be bullt so tliat they mlght ome within the rules lald down by the nakers of our fashlons. I; , eapeclal: y dlscouraging to have our obsorva lons on thls partlcular topic attri mted to "a man ln Richmond;" nye, ruly "a man in Richmond;" but a man .?ho Is a graduate in good and regular tandlng of a female college, and as i*ell versed in flounces and frllls and urbelows as the Rev. Dr. Taylor, of 'assar, himself. Admlttlng the force, ut denylng the appllcation. of the tatement that "men generally place hemselves ln a false posltlon when hey deal wlth a subject of thls sort,'' re rjuote from the Provldence paper ? follows: "They (th.- men, senerallyi would ? 'imlerstood that they havo soula bove nlfty or flnicky nlghtclothes, rhereas, stncp the advent of pajam.is. aey have been very partlcular lndeed j nd have gone to absurd lengths, es eclally In the matter of colorn and issels and pockets. For the most part, ery vlolent colors are affaoted. It Ia rue that men do not slt down at home nd mako pajamas. but they wear lem with a groat deal of prlde. There re few more laughablc objects on ie carpet than a red-headed man of lllow complexlon ln a sult of plnk ajamas." We all know that the men, speaking cnerally. are perfcct frlghts, whe her they appear ln pttntaloons or ajamas; but there ls no reaaon why ie red-headed man should be aelect 1 for Invldloua comrnent. Some of ip beal men wo have ever known aro f the Titian order, and, besldea, the ?idows of Houston have the advan ige, whlch no ono can dlspute, when comes to crimson locks, whicli rings us back to the orlginal proposl on tliat nlght-gowns wlth bell sieeves re not at all eomfortahTe, espnclally t thls season of thc year. The sub ict is 0/ such wide lnterest that lt ould afford Colonel George Harvey ie lext for at least one sectlon of hls ilclresB ln itlchmond on the 22d of ebruary, and we leave the subject ith hlm. I.ong life to Mrs. Ksther Deaa, ol lont-romery, Alabama, who wlll cele I-ate her one hundred and fourth hthdiiy 011 Sunday?Christmas Day? ml may she bc here on tho 25th ol ecembcr, 2010, lu thc full posaesslori r all her facultiea, to rejoice iu tlie reatnc.su and glory of her country! ls claimed, of course, that Mrs. Deas ?ns born ln North Carolina; the Asso ated Press says, in a dlspatch from tontgomery, hor present home, "on ig "Coldwater Creek, Decomber 20, >0ij," but the Charlotto Observer dc oaes: "Mra. Deas Ib from Cabarrus outity, whoro a number of her rela, vea now rcslde." Wo are not taklng des further than to say that *,ve aro lad that she was not born ln Moiklen urg county, and tliat sho has a mighty ood Soutli Carolina name. The two llnes of new street lamps in road Street, observed from tho Laurel treet cars looking cast, appear likc ,vo great coluuins of inen marchlug irward at tremendous strldes ln sln le flle, the lower llghls blonding ln H- nlghttlme so that they form tho louldora and tho upper llght the head r these glant spectrcs. The llluslon is erfect. Tlioro is reully suNi a thlng as bcitig ... iiinii.-oi. Wlitlo workllig ln a cloth ig fuotory iu New York on Tuesday, lolen Govscliani a girl 18 years old, Lttbbed horoolf ln her loft leg with a alr of aclaaors, glto rcfused to allow "i follow \vorltof*fi to stop thc flow of lOU.il Uv l.lnilliii* Iiim* leg, nnd died .'hon ::lir iraelie'.l the hospltal. Thc '.'I '? Bltrfjeon ? 11 tn tiinl her llfe would ii , l.f 1 11 suvi-il had a touriilqiiet been [iplled iiniiiediatoly. This ia an iim ortant plece of "news'' t<> havo beeu rm r,m all over tho country, pre urnably ua a warnlng to nll glrls who ni. 11 iiinl thomBolvoa ln liKe plight da hfH fonllsli young Uiltig, but wlth tho resuit only of acrentttntlng tho fnct' thnt girls roaiiy h.ivc legn. They r.'ould hnve n hard thnn geftltig nbout. If they hadn't. What'B tho tisP of belntr posltlvcly ntiipld nbout siicih mat? ters? Thnt was a clover turn Spoakor COn non took on thc Tnsurgcnts tlio othor dny, when he appllcd one of thelr own j rules to thnn in thc readlng?' of a| post-offlce blll of, flfty thousand words, ! There will rloubtless be n. good mnny aimislng things of thc samo sort when Mr. Clark becomen Speaker, lf thc Democratic caucus shall tln hls hands so thnt ho can't do nny buslness. Tho' Cannon Rules wrrr .?tltogethcr dnmn ablc when ihcy wero enforced by hlm;! but wa should like to see how they I would work under so falr-mlnded a Speaker ns Mr. Clark ls certaln to be. I Besldes, tho only way to mako "Old I Joe" understand how outrarreoiiH hls rules were would be to work them on hlm and hls mlscrahle party usso elates; the halr of thc dog belng good for the blte. Roanoke ls getting very rlch out ot the liquor sold in Lynchburg. Prohihl tion does not prohlblt tho trcinendous cnrlchmont of the "wet" clty whlch \ sells to tho "dry." Lynchburg scems to bo too "dry." The James Rlver is lower than It has been ln slx years. After the electlon contest ls over. all wlll be well. . The New Vork American has taken a poll of Congress on tho lncomc tax amendment to the Federal Constltu? tion, the accuracy of whlch may be gauged In a mensure by the statement that Senators Martln and Swanson, of Virginia, are "non-commlttal" and "Republicans." Sauerkraut, whlch has gone up In prlce, Is figurlng vory largely ln thc public eye. In lowa a wlfe has sued her husband's parents because they alleged that she could not make "good sauerkraut." The court austained her sldo of the case, but declared that "the Ur.iut may have been Indlgestlble, but we never heard thnt dtscussions of the quality of krnut necessarily have a hearing on the state of the affections." However, the good wlfe wlll probably be able to cook good sauerkraut in a short whlle. I'nhnppy lles thc head of the wlfe who cannot cook this moat dellcate of delicacles, this cremc de la cremo of the cabbagc world, this ex nuls'te food of a natlon of lusty trench ermen. impass would be a goo,l Christ ? nl :v?r father. It can be usec ?antage hy hlm during thc holl n the "wce sm,V hours" fiist: "Who touches one drop of vonder egg-nog shall bc shot llkc a logi March on!" sahi Jolly Jim. The story that our old frlend, Charles J. Bonnparte. decllned to at? tend a dlnner given to Judge Simeon B. Bald win, Democratic Governor ?Iect of Connectlcut, by the University 3f Maryland, because of Judgo Bald ivln's dlfforence w-Jth Mr. Roosevelt, ln whoae Cabinct, some persons may re rnember, Mr. Bonaparto had a seat, was i pure fahrlcatlon, as Mr. Bonaparte has explatned. ln the clrcumstn'nces, therefore, the Waterbury American will ask leave to withdraw these re marks: "Considoring Mr. Bonaparte's failure to- make good lcgally when lu ofllce, and thc rather small opinlon now held 3f his aldlities by the bar overywhere, we thlnk Judge Baldwln wlll count this little pcttishnesa a compllment,'' One cannot he too careful those days In acceptlng the storles that aro told ln some of the newspapors about the big men of the country. An Atlanta woman Is demandlng a dlvorce from a mnn ln that clty who gave hor a glass "diamond" ln their srigagement rlng. Thc pica ought to be denied, for Atlanta ls known overy? where as the home of the "tlghtwad." In Vlrglnla, lt ls customary for ?hlm" to si'nd "hor" n fivc-pound box of the costlle.st sweets, but In com? merclal Toxas, the young man sends to hls adrnircd a hasket of the choicest Houston onlons. Virginia has the prcttiest holly, mls tletoe, and evergreens in tho world. Tho Vlrglnla kind Is so superior that they are selllng It at a vory hlgh pre miuni in Boston. For tho firat tlme ln many a year, the V. M. 1. boys wlll enjoy a real Christmas nt home. [fn an ill wind that blows nobody good! Forty-slx years ago Christmas in Virginia was a good deal different from what lt ls now. Milllons of Teddy Bears wlll stay ln thc storo this yenr. Maybo the Colonel wlshea now he had bought mlloagc booksj How many so-called prohlbltlonlsts ln Lynchburg wlll 'turn down" egg nog at iBjjoiolcalls this ^Chrislnias? Who is wllllng to belleve that the "noes" wlll be In the majorlty? Ai Virginian, from Llnden, is report? ed to havo been robbed in Washlngton of iJG", in inoncy nnd two gold watehcB by the "gilUlo" who showed hlm thc town. This wns hard luck, but tho Virginian ought to have left ono of his watches at hbme, Colonel Wllliam A. riaston has wilh liawn from thc race as a Democratic :'iindldalo foi; Unlted Statos Senator from luiissiichusctts "ln order to slm nllfy the ,sltuatIon and to oauso no Mssmmm^ Watches, Jewelry, Gold and Silver Christmas Novelties Gift Buyers, Come Direct to Us. No Time to Lose Our stock is complete, from Diamond Rings to Dainty Trin kels costing as little as 25c. lt's worth while to come here and make your selections. Open Evenings. Smith & Webster, 612 East Main, Jewelers and Opticians mbarrassmcnt to the Governor-olcct Foss) In hls campaign ngalnst .Mr. jodgc." Thls action on hls part wlll moble the Democrattc members pi the dassachusetts Legislature who had dedged themselves to Colonel Gns on to stand ln wlth the Rcpub ican-t who are opposcd to Mr. .odgc and may rosult ln !.ls de< eal lt ls to be hopea so. In one of ipeeches Governor Foss sald that he only leglslattvo measuro wlth vhlch Mr. Lodge's name had heen con I was the Force Blll, and that hat was enough to damn him forevor i ENGLISH FORCES PREPARED FOR WAR It \ l.\ MAltatlSK DE l"M 'KNOY. I) has already provlded for E Army ln art that the governm-nt baa on SOV ral occasions offlclally announced, oth in and out of Parllament, that hc Inspoetor-General of thc Army ln Ime of peace, would have supreme ommand thereof in the event of war. The govornment has now, at the In tanco of King Georgo, reaolved upon he creation of nn ofllce of Inspector leneral of tbe Navy. whose dutles wlll onsist of erulslnB about on hls llag hlp, . isitins and lnspectlng, first one eet then another, also the naval ar enals and strongholds, etc.-, in fact, hat hc shall fultil In thc navy much he samo dutles that aro .-nirustcd ln lu army to Its Inspector-General. Tho laval Inspector-General will ln thls ,-ay be In suprome command of al'i ho various Brlllsh lloeta, and wlll oc aslonally avall himsolf of the oppor unitv of manoouvrlng those in Bu opean waters together. j\s in tho case I tho Inspectov-Genoral of the Army, ho i.dmiral ln qut-stion is to act as ommandor-ln-chlef of the Brltisii aval tightlng forccs In the event ot ?ar, and it is reported that thc flrst older of this now post wlll be elther .dmlral Slr Edmund Poo, now In com land ot' the Medlterranoan fleet. or lse Admiral Slr Francis Bridgeman. ?Sir John Swlnburne. who has just eceded from tha Liberal party, Is tho ead of tho family to whlch thc poel .Igornon ICharles Swlnburne belonged. nd ls well known in thls country, 'hero at ono time he was a frequent isitor, as representatlvo of the Eng :sh holders of Virginia State bonds. ti fact, Slr .lohn's second wlfe was a liss Mary Corbett, an Amerlcan -oman, if 1 remember arlght, of Rlch tond, Va., whose acqualntance he ia.de during one of hls many staya ln he Unlted States. Thc Swinbtirnes are nn of the oldest famllies in England. nd were settled at Swlnburne Castle, i Northumberland, at the tlmo of tlie Forman Conquest. Thc castle passed. hrough marriage, in the reign tif ?ueen Ellzabeth, to tho Widdoring rms, who sold il to tho Riddolls, in hose poMscsslon lt has been for the ist -00 years, tho country soat of tho cud of tho house of Swlnburne hav lg slnce 1571* been at. Caphouton Hall, car Newcastlo-on-Tync. Tho baronotcy held by Sir John winburne, is ono of iho very flrst loa'.od by King Charles IT. on the ostoration in J660, and was con arrcd upon Sir John Swinburnc, who ad previously bcen thc subject of very romantlc and sohsational iwsult. As a chlid he had been nrrlcd off to France, kidnapped i fact, ln connection wltli thoso bltter uarrels that prevallcd botwecn Pro ?stants aml Roman Catholics ln Eng ind, at the tlme of the Reformation. lo was brought up in a monnstery n tho Contlnent, under u different ame, was belleved to havo porlshed, nd when aftor roachlng mnnhood and afuslng to becomo a moult, ho returned i England to clalm hls oxtensfve es ites, his identlty was questloned, and p was compelled to Institute legal Voceo.dingH ln order to establlsh it. his he did by deacribing, among othor ll'ngs, all thc curious marks of tho unily punch bowl, and also tho strango larkings of a pet cat whlch ho had ad as a boy. A couplu of years ago, advertlsc mnt.s were publlshed in thc Amerlcan owspapors for tho descendants ot Idwurd Swlnburne. the youngesi roihor of the si.xtli baronot, who, born i 1705, came to this country, whero II faco of him was lost. Tho nd prtlsoments woro in connoctlon wlth ho Inhorltaiice of tho oxtonsive es itcs helonglng to the Swlnburne fum y In Austrlu. Swlnburne is ii woll nown name in Iho donilnlons of Eiu oror Fruncis Josoph. llonry Swin urno, tho travoler and author, brother f thc fourth and fifth baronets, bn umo a great favorlto .-of Empress larlo Theresa, and .also of her son. mporor Josoph, who was godfathor of no of thc . Swlnburne chlldren. hrough hls influenco, his nephow, Uibert Swlnburne entered the Aus ?ian military -lorvtoo, in whlch ho roso ? the rank of fleld, marshal,, besides/ cing for many years' AUhtrlmi vleeroy f Lombardy. He was nlso crculel n aron of tho Austrlan Kmplro. Tho ld Held niarshui left a son. Kdwunl lobort, born In "l82fj, who died throe cars ago lat estate, as a '*? UOlOtlblV'"o$\ ie Austrian army, und uach-ijuborlutii I I' the Emperor, three years Ugo, -withr ut Issuc, having boon piiedeeeiisod hy ls only slster, Emlly, ?. C.'otrntesa. Lass*" tirlna. who ulso left no'.tsSue. Oonse wlth nll good people. Governor Fos: said that this measure should aaaurt somothlrig llko "an eternlty of In famy" to the statosman from Nahant. A corroapondcnt wlshea to know what sort of studs to wear ln hls dress shirt at a Chrlatmas dance. Prlvate Instruetlonn have been sent hlm, but ns he dld not say whoro he intended to dance, lt may be necessary toadmonlsh hlm that In Ncwberry, South Carolina, It ls proper to wear Jewelcd cuff buttons ln the shlnlng front of the "blled" garment. tence of any dcacendants of Edward Swlnburne, the Auatrlun property wont to the descendants of the )ield mar ahal'a eldest brother, the slxth~B"aronct. of whom hls grandson. thc present and seventh barouet, was thc prlnclpal beneflclary. The present Slr John Swlnburne ls a retlred captaln of the royal navy. nml a vc-teran of the Crlmcan War, who although In tho nelghborhood of elghty, ls still In splendid mental and physlcal vigor, nnd flve years ago, at the age of aeventy-four, married for a thlrd tlme, the present I^ady Swln? burne belng one of tho twin daughters or Mr. und Mrs. James Moffatt, of Windsor. Slr John ls remembered not only her? in Amerlca, but nlso ln South Africa. For many years ngo, learnlng that there wcrc no copper colns ln circulation at Capetown, the resuit being that people had to pay a silver slxpehce tor any purchasc. how? ever small, he took tho precautlon of carry ing out wlth him sovcral hun dreda of pounds sterling tn silver three penny pieces whlch had n geat suc c.'ss at Capetown. and to this day the silver three-penny bit is known, not only at Capetown, but also throughout South Africa, by whltcs and natlves Ollke, as "a Slr John." It Is dllhcult to reallze that Slr ?lohn's grandfather, tho slxth baronet. whom he succeeded ln 1860, had heen not only a wltness, but a partlclpator In many of the events Immedlately prcccdlng tbe Fronch Revoltuion, hav? lng been a very lnllmato frlend of tho great Marqula de Mlrabeau, whoso untlmely death preclpltatcd the over throw of the Bourbon dynasty. and thc Inauguratlon of thc Rclgn of Ter ror lu Paris. Tho late Slr John. when ho died in 1S60, was in his hundredtli year. Tho present Slr John Swlnburne ls a flrst cousin of thn late Algernoti Charles Swlnburne. thc poet. Alger? noti Charles Swlnburne was a son of Admiral Charles and Lady .lane Swln? burne. Lady Jano, a daughter of the thlrd Earl of Ashburnham, was cel? ebrated ln hor younger days for her remarkablo beauty, whlch was such, that when presented for the flrst tlme at court, sho was complimented on her lovellness by William IV.. as hc drew her to him, and imprinted, not merely one, but two, hearty kisses on her cheek. (Copyright, J910, by the Brentwood Company.) ' Make this Bank Your Bank Sign your name to thc Jist of depositors and take a stcp to assured prosperity. State and City Bank OF RICHMOND. Capital . Surplus . $1,000,000.00 $ 600,000.00 WM. IX. PALMEBi Presldont. JOHN S; XOLLKTT, Vico-Prosldcnt. WM. M. HILL. Vlcc-Prealdcnt. J, \V. SINTON, Vicc-Prcsldent. JULIEN H HILL, Cashler Three per cent. per annuin in-i tcrest allowed oj. Saving.s Dc posits, compounded every six fn'onths.