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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.
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
"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
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
iccmcd to be rntirelv falr, and so far 1
aa wi know. nothlng has been done
Rlmut lt; This proposition. as we have
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
? ? mone: to be held ln escrow by
? 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
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.
"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,
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
"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
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
It \ l.\ MAltatlSK DE l"M 'KNOY.
I) has already provlded for
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
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
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
(Copyright, J910, by the Brentwood
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