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DAlLT-WrjEKLT-SUNBAT. Baslnesc ornee.?1* F.. M?tn Street South Kichmond.lt?3 Unit Street Peterfbiira Bureau....1(9 N. R>rai?~r? str-es?. Lynchbuix Eureou.716 i;'uhth Streit BT M Sit. Ol? 81? Three Orot POSTAGE: PAID. Te?r. Mos. Mob. Mo I'ally frith Sunday.J? CO f*.M ?l.M? .M Bully -without Sunday... 4.? ?W 1.09 Suindsy edition only. 7.00 1 M fO .t) Weekly < Wednesd iy >.... 100 .M ? ... Fr Tlm?s-Bli>piU'h Currier Pellrery 5er Ttee In Richmond (und eub-jrbi) ?nd fetors burg ? One \Vcct<. Daily "-Ith funiay..14 cents Daily without Sunday..!....10 cent? fcun<3ny only.6 cents Bntera? jtnuary 57. 1W5. at Richmond. Va., J ? ? ??cend-clii's matter under act of Con er??? of March !. 1STP. MOMWV. JANUARY 3. I!>11. TIIK HE ST IN ITS HIVIOHY. Much satisfaction will be foil in this clt; over tlie statement made by the. fcilly Council Committee on Finance through Chairman il, R Pollard, Jr. that the present financial condition of Richmond is th" best in its history. The figures given oul Convincingly es? tablish the commanding position which this city holds both in Virginia and the South. With the assets of the city showing an excess or $S.:.63.3SS over all nubili? ties, with an estimated Income for 13U of $2.363,230, Richmond Is Shown to be in a most satisfactory ilnuucial condi? tion. Moreover, thr fact tlial.il has ane of the. lowesl tax talcs among cities of Its slr.e and condition furnishes striking evidence of the superiorstand? ing of Richmond, Atlanta suffers severely when com? pared with Richmond in the matter of city tax rale, as well us in oilier tilings. Cor 1DP3 there was a total tax* rate of $2..V. in Atlanta, while the to? tal lax vate for Richmond was hut $1.75. The total tax here, therefore, amounts to 60 cents on the SIOO of value less than the total rate in the Georgia city. Worcester. Massachusetts, is the only ritv in Itichmond's class heard from which bar. a lower talc than this jelly', the tax rate there being' $1.6-1, il cents less. The rale in Grand Rapids Is fl.33; in Louisville, $2.60; in liofTalo, |2.13; in Denver, 13.50; in fc'nn Fran? cisco, ?2; in Birmingham, $3.30, The total property Milttcs in Rich- | mond are; Real estate, $107,7(7,183, ; xclmllng all real estate exempt from j taxation; personal property, $55,5-30,&0S; , grand total. $103.61(1.001. The (totalled statement made by the City Council <"011111111 tee on Finance is de best advertisement which Hieb mond enli advance n will oOrve us an 1 unanswerable argument In favor of, the assertion thai, by sane and eon- i tsci'val.lve methods. Richmond has en- 1 trenched itself in a leading position hi' ihe commercial and ilnunelnl world In sin h a way Its to assure it of a tdlll j (aller fmure. . j t ili; I1ATT1.K OF THnHlr.AVOHUS. 1'f more \lt:,l hearing upon lh<- fu? ture oi the American people than any, ringle happenlug 01 Hit last quarter bl a century is the decision of the tsu prcme Conrl of the United States in the famour. I rust cases which are now upon Its docket, and one ?.f which I" now being argued; The economic is ? lies involved reach down to the very toots of public policy and are of as much concern f> the average man as they are to jhc men who think in mil? lions. The adjudication of those cases will reive, the great question be? fore the people to-day: "tVliui is the economic Mpind >>i th" Supreme Tribu? nal?" ... ... . '*' . President. Turner, of the American Historical Association, without qualifi? cation, linu said recenily that the era which is'just beginning in ibis nation is to bring about changes so re void tlotiary in their results as to make the peri.-.i a?. Important as that in which the Declaration o( independence written and upheld by the vordl-i oi war. The decision! ?">! ihc supreme Court will largely determine and shape iho character of this change in condi? tions and national consciousness At? torney-General Wi.'kei-f-h.im declares that the SuHdard 'hi case, will be the most. Important evei1 considered ,,v ihc Supreme Court, and in his belief he is backed up Iii a powerful majority of political economists and historians, The contention of the (lovernmenl Is ?o plain thai he who runs may read. The l?sv,e 1s --Imply llist the Sherman ? htt-trusl lav is constitutional; there? fore, If the Standard Dil Compan> and the , American Tobacco Compapy are ?'combinations in restraint of irnde. am! if their purpose be to ' monopo Hz?." the Court must, open sufficient ?vlderice, dissolve the corporate exisl sue* of the?* tremendous organizations. Frohi the position taken by the de? fense, it i.-j dear thai the fight will be from ihc foundation! all Ihr way through ?Hi complex Birticitira which these combinations have crecie,] \t the outset, (her* will be legal "halr^ ?putting, argument over phrases, ner t?' it-sue over words. The defense will dispute the plain meaning of Ihc word's ?'"trade," ''restraint" and "monopolise.' The defense will contend with all i'f misrht?and It If a splendid array ol talent that fights for the trusts?tint these great enterprise;, are manufac? turers .md rennen-, a-.d as such, there? fore'. n'.a engaged 't\ "trade ? i hey n.cert that they rt 4 not ''restrain" nor "monopolize"?deslllc the faci thai the-.- control th'el market!, They win ?s;ert that tlme-w|?rii. plea of corpora <ior..v- < ri?i they aje doing a beneficent work; ti nt the goiil they do i> unmixed with eyil thai ijry help the people, rather thai hui t tyicm. In enacting i!y Sherman anti-trust law, the f'onsrAs used th.- words u their accert'ijAcdic. Tht legislative in tout it clear, the Ibsuo is clear; but the. defense win seek to Infill once tlic Judicial mind, Every tech? nicality tlint may bo extricated from the endless jungle of decisions from the earlier i time to the prr^ciit will: be brought Into play. No one can pre- j diet what the decision of tho Court will be; but it will not bo strange If upon I the definition of the tltreo voids, "trade." '"restraint" and "monopoJIr.e,' shall hang I lie verdict In an epoch making case. < SCMNEH AMI MIUCC. The Yankees up in Boston arc eel* bratlng the centennry of Chorieo Sum ner. There was a great gathering at l:'ancull Hall Ins! Thursday evening] and Hi" local newspapers have been . filled with what the speakers tiritd about the old rascal, one of the prln- I Clpol events of whose life was that lb ?' wan licked by Preston Brooks, of South 1 Carolina, for his studied Insults lo Senator Butler, wlio could nol defend 1 himself. Mr. Sunnier was n very active I K'vrker In Hie cause of Be.?..instruc? tion ami was in large degree, respon jlbie for the methods adopted by tne. Governmenr for ihe suppression of the South, lie believed that the Southern fitters committed' suicide when they withdrew from Ihe Union, and. there? fore, lie wished to punish them by 1 making their white people subservient to the nem o, and wore Iii? \llfe out. in trying lo urcompllsh hl? pttrposen ">' revenge. But IIiis i.- another story What we nrc Interested In now. par? ticularly, is the contrast, which the speakers al the Funcull Hail meeting drew between Can?t l.etlr.e and Air. Sumner. One of the speakers war- n preacher, another was n "'profcssor,' and the third war Albert Enoch Till bury, a former attorney-general of Massachusetts, who was very Bavtgrotis i against Mr. l.odge. He asked all sorls of questions, of which ibis Is n sample: i "Can you conceive of Sumner egging] on his countrymen to a policy of mill- ! tary coiiojuceI nud foreign dominion'.''' I If l.odge were nol tarred v. Ith lliej same stick, if hr had not insisted upon carrying out the Sunnier policy to? wards the South by urging the passagi of ti Force BUI. he could answer: Vcs. and worse, sumner. nml be it sold t" his everlasting dishonor, exhausted all his power bud authority in cgginu on his countrymen not only to the mill - tary connucsi of ihe South, but to the niter and absolute ruin of the mates, which had soilghl separation from the I nloir. and did his worst lo place the white people of these states' under tho dominion of Hie nepro. In his wn>, ntlil lonj; lifter Sumner, Lodge tried to do the same thing. They lirei of a feather, so far nn this particular iti'hg is concerned; but. measured by suni ner. we should say that'Lodge '< ? UM better und higher man, though a man it would be a misfortune for Massa? chusetts to continue in the United Slates Senate. . Hereafter, in seeking j contrasts for l.odge. it is Itopjed Uiaf the Yankees will Mm??? ?>>? sumner. I Why not lake Senator Hoar? He lived 'lone enough lo rcnlty.c Dial the |tocOII structloit policy adopted through', ihn efforts of Suiiincr was a great mistake for both races in tlic South ami for all parts of the country. There are ijntes when some of the dead EhOUl.l lie", be disturbed. Besides, it Is bad i'o.'m to ! turn a v.ake into a political mooting A W.ACIA EYE KOH PKOAAOE. I The New York Tribune is entirely i rlsht In condemning the so-cnllod Bys 11oin of peonage by which lite eohtracl [ ora in Alabama have sought to hold I men in shivery, and we invariably re ! joice when tho Court} come to the re lief of those who are hol able for any reason to lake care of themselves, We should tnvoi' heartily Ihe region! of all In h?r contract lavs; but we are in? clined to ib" opinion thai this would not be i,, the advantage of a very large number of the colored farm la borers in the South, There have been. Uii<|tirstlonal)lV, many abuses under the contract system, but it has not worked to the disadvantage or ihe negro workers on the plan I a lions speaking generally; indeed, It ha;, afforded them protection from absolute suffering for the barest necessities of life in many Vases. Bii>, j'j.'ii the name, ihe ::-y?. - tein should co and will go. Tin decision t-t the United Stales j Sunrepie Court lapI week Iff 'the Alf bama ease has fixed the unconstitu? tional it.v of such Inws ami It lt> nssiim ed Hum ihe several Slates which have passed laws on the. subject will re? peal them, in Which event the negro farm laborer "HI be compelled t" tri Re ? his chaiicfs with the. rest. We are willing; but liiere ?> one point we I should like io emphasise for the m I formation of ihe Tribune: The ins' I prosecution for peonage was brought Jin the Circuit Court of South Carollnn, in' Anderron County, about ten years n co under the instruct ions of Hie pre ? Siding iudce Certain negro'-, laboring under contract.', had been cruelly treat? ed, and the information of their un? happy estate having be-?n brought lo the attention of the Judge, he directed ?!<? grand lury to make a thorough Investigation of the matter. This w?a done, ihr contractor! were Indicted, fried and punished That was long be? fore recourse was had to any of the Federal Courts, which proved, as "e have always held, that the states should le strong enough pr:d Just enough to protect tho Interests of all their own i-eopie without invoking Federal aid. M.tltlXG SlIOBT J1E.\ TAI.I.. Utile men will find much pleasant food f,-,,- thought in the news frOfll Chicago that a Short man can-be made tall, lo order, a Chicago scientist .says that. liiere is a "ray' drifting around ?;omei\hcre In the uni? verse Which, if found and utilized, will make short nun long. 'The r?y i? something like ihr ultra X-ray. which latter contains a force that has a dis? tinct effect on the growth of nervo tissue. The X-ray Is t=aid to have tho power oi en using nervo ends which hare become useless to resume ihelr proper functions, pj blending wllh this ray growths whn Ii scorn to have) ceased ntaj he rhtOlc to begin all over again. Jt is asserted by H1I3 Chicago patron saint of short men thai "what may bfj done for the growth of a nerve, may i>e done for the growth of an organ? ism." ir Hits ray can out} he Isolated and detached from ?'the tangible uni? verse Of force.,'' the short man will < hoot upward into a helghl commen? surate with id-- heart's desire. No j longer v. ill he have In diet 011 hull- j gestlble and lll-tastln'g bone-forming foods. Iii? limits will not have to be stretched, his tender cartilages will not hnvn lo he strained; lie will not have to shuffle around in specially | made shoes, navigating somewhat after j lite fashion pf n female cnc.'itiod lit 0, hobble shirt. All I:- will have to do will be lo bask ill the ray a few times! and then he v ill be. able 10 drink a! cocktail ort the head of any man ! he desires to tower above. Put what of the tall man? He will become taller. Shall we have a sky? scraper race? The habitations of men will have to he raxed and romoulded nearer the tail man's desire. This, however. Is a wandering ovef into the realm of pragmatism. When the ray is found, we shall discuss the matter at length. Tili; HA?'IIS IN 'HIE DISTRICT. Representative Prank Clark. 61 Florida, has Introduced a hill in the House at Washington providing for the separation of the racc\; in public conveyances |p the District of Coluui- I bla. It Is provided in th. bill that within four months after its passage all companies operating cars, vessels | or olher vehicles In the District shall | provide separate and distinct accotn- j modalloha for the conveyance of while and negro passengers, it provides, further; that all street care and other public conveyances must have separate compartments for whites and blacks, the accommodations for nogroos to he ! as good as those for the while people'. Jlr. Clark claims (hat he has Intro? duced his bill "In juslb-e to both the whites and the negroes '" |p. believes thai Its passage would remove friction between the whiles and olncks. Tho bill appears to have been drawn with due regard to the legal rights of the negro, -and we do not see how'It can be attacked under any of Ihr Consti? tutional Amendments, hi our opinion, ?however, it would place a very con j stderhbla burden on the transportation , companies, requiring Ihom practically lo double their equipment for the per? formance of the same service, in Rich- ! mond ami in other towns of the coun? try the plan has been adopted, and has j J worked Without friction, or dividing , the cars between the races, reserving, so many seats at the forward) end (Or the whites and so many teats at the 'rear end.of the'cars for the blacks By ; litis rulo the passengers are afforded I exactly the same accommodations wllhottl Imposing upon t In- railroad I cotnpiihlcs the burden of giving-tvjlcc J the service required for the traffic to i I l>e handled. , We arc il"t surprised thai some plan j 1 is contemplated of dividing the races I I in Washington. Their relations ni Um j Capital are net nearly so agreeable as I (hey should be. and because of the dis I position which we hnve seen frequent - I ly manifested by the negroes of nink * lug themselves offensively conspicuous oh the street, ,-urs. There will be vlg I broils protests doubtless against the ! meanuro proposed by I ho gentleman from Florida, bill lie appears In have J provided against nil constitutional ob; j lections, and for the sake of the blacks illS well IIS Of the Whiles II ts to be hoped that .some Pitch regulation nil ! 1 ha 1 proposed will be provided. AMI SOT > WORD IT?Oil Pt.NCHOTl ">\ le-.i-e nre Qifforri und Amos'-' What are they doing'.' How doe.- |t happen Iba' lliey have allowed John; Hays Hammond lo organize a $io,OOO,0OO company t" control the olccirlo power of the Vosoihlte? N"l only h.ir. he dono this; but. according to the Christian Science Monitor, he intends lo absorb two ether power 'companies, one of which already belongs to him and the other I-. controlled by a rich tlmhei man of Maine And bete ice ;.-it In lite effete East allowing such things 10 I take idiice without so much as a |irp; test from (he Pinchptst It is terrible, J With the; aid c.f Governor Johnson, ? he pinch-.t brothers might he able to have a law passed making it a misde? meanor for anybody in Ca i I torn la to take the.ij- power and lights from thin grasping concern. I WHAT TUR FARMERS WASTE. What do me fanners lose by hot rais? ing at home what they send outside of the Stale to get'.' Thai Is a very Im? portant question, especially at. thin lime, and. while fact-, on this inat'er are hard 10 secure, the experience of South Carolina is avaliable In a state? ment latclv issued hy C J, WatBpn, Commissioner of Agriculture, Immigra? tion and Commerce, of that State. Ac? cording to his estimate, the South Car? olina farmers waste $68,000,00.1 I he year in not raising at home what they j could easily raise there. He -ays: "Last year?that Is, the season of 1009-'10?the farmers c,f South Caro? lina .-cm outside of the State for pro? ducts that can he raised at home nearly revenly million dollars." Here Is (be detailed statement, of this waste: For horses and'mul?s....... $11.350.000 For bacon, -tr . 15,000,000 For dairy products...... IL",000,100 J For flour.'.. Sft.aoO.OOO For corn..'. - 6,?00,(100 For other commercial food ?Muffs .:. 3.000,030 For hay .". 3,000,000 For oats. I.OO0,O?O TotoJ ...fosisooVooi If the actual expenno ot commercial Ccrliiizert lor 1900. amounting to $I7, :.:a.OOO. is taelCcd on to this cxpondl tiiro. it makes a totnl of $sr.?s7S>."70? enough to buy million ucrcs of tho best farm laud in South Carolina.? Tlvesb llgurcs show tliat .Hie vaiuo of raising: mich product/, at. homo .cannot be uvcrost Inialed. Why send out. of the State what ought to be kept |n If.' Why v/aste. when Ihorc la no need to wo etc? GOT JAM15S SMITH, JH., GOlS'G. Whop nr. Woodrow Wilson reached Jersey Glty last Wednesday night to trim the feather:'- of Jamer. Smith ho was met at the railroad station by Joseph p. Tumulty; yet sonic persons do not believe that there 'n anything In name. The patronymic of Hie chairman of the committee in this case Indicated, a sops", tho char? acter ,.r die meeting. Tho hall was packed, ?'every foul of available spaci " beln,: occupied, ami when the school teacher- -this academic strip? ling who beat the enemy to a frazzlo and led the Democratic party to vic? tory?entered tho hall, the crowd ro^. up and cheered "our next President'! for several m'nuten and until (hey could cheer no more, and when the domlnto ttn-neii to Martine and ex? claimed, "I appeal to you, Mr. Martine; under no circumstances withdraw." there -wan another tumultuous demon? stration. Dr. Wilsen was at his best: he ir. always at bin best. He did not ray I anything ngalnal Mr. Smith, perron ally?lie had raid that ..before, when he showed that Mr.. Smith had not kept faitli with himself; but he ham? mered Mr. Smith over tho ropes when lo- declared that the people of N;?w Jersey waul .< representative rjn the United States Senate who will repre? sent thom and not the corporal lop.?; and interests with which he Is asso? ciated and of wbl.-h ho would be the Instrument. He spoke of the. rush of "the Interests" to the Democratic camp. Ho could r-cc thom standing With their baggage all packed and ready lo move over uinong tho people, not for Ilm benefit of the people, put for i heir own purposes, und ho warned his audience against Hie stampede: not. as we understand, that he would deny political salVation lb any or the err? ing, but that he would keep them under the careful Inspection of tlic elders until they have shown fruits meet for repentance. We should Tike tq have them all over on our Hide, really, not In control of the activities of t he parly, k but as sincere work? er- in the Democratic vineyard. They know all the ways of the common enemy, and there is no hostility ibi any honest men or any class of honest men In the Democratic party, if "the Interests'' v. ill obey the law, keep out of office, decline to put up any can? didates, und ?'lake not luck" with the Parly of the People they should have and would have i square deal. There is James Smith, Jr., for example1; he has no business running for any office, and particularly should lie refrain from > running for United Status Senator Inj view el' his tiller failure to fill timt-l place whcii he had it. U "Ihe inter- j ests'' Which he represents bail the, least bit of political reuse lie would rifcver have offered himself for his present sacrifice. In the Urst place, he. la nol Ill/for Senator; lie has proved it. In ihe second place, Iho Democratic I voters of his Slate have said Hint they want Martine; 'Phey might have done! , beiier ttliili Martine, possibly; but for I Smith to Insfst upon Ills, own candi? dacy now is not only lo make the I opposition to the Interests he re pre? sents dangerous, hut It also shows on Ills part bad faitli to the party. It look- ns If Dr. Wilson lias Mr. .lame:; Smith, jr.. beaten; al any rate he la making n light against, him and j what Smith represents that makes it .very clear /hat Wilson is jusl about I the rieht siio for President uf the i United States. v I'l i;>.\( lot s IKOSGCUTOJK. Attorney-General J. I'. Llghtfoot; of I ToxaH, is a true Texan and a man. The I average attorney.general is ,-i man I from whom little is heard, but not sn tin the rise of Llghtfoot, who has jusl I written stinging loiter to Govertiur Klcct Colqultt. in which he says: I ? "I desire to pay. respectfully but j firmly, thai no policy of jours which run:; counter to my duty as ill! office'', or which violates the mandates of ?'ihe ' law, or the effect of which is in crip ! pie the usefulness of this department in the enforcement of the taw, co as to : permit special Interests to plunder lb" I people, lnnd-grabberi rob Hie school I children, or liquor dives and gambling den's to desires* homes, r.holl be Inflicted i upon me. either before or afi?r your I induction in tho office of Governor.'" Lightfobt evidently bar. the right conception of his olllce, fully aware of his dtfty tft the people, unwilling to art Hie servile part which la played by so many who fill ihe office of Hie Stale's I chief counsel. Too often the attorney. I general i:- the Governor's legal man ! Friday. If ihrte had heen such a man as 1I1I3 In Hi* same oflice In New York when Theodore Boosevclt Was Governor nf > ?v York, that well-known politician I would not have held office long. I: Is jr. story which ban much behind if to j verify II that "when Roosevelt was J approached an to his candidacy for the I governorship, ho aeserted that he could not run. because he was a resident or Washington, and not of the State of N?w York, Thl6 war. proved by the books. The Republican political lead? ers itnew it. and they did not, know v.-hr.t to do, until some one. ouggested j that the only man who could bring ac? tion againsl Ihb 'Governor *v remove him from ?fRce would bo ihe attorney general Consequently, tho nepuhli cah nominee, for ihr" attorney -general ship was carofiilly selected, and when i " wonl Into elticr the potential eise ef the State of New Vork vs. Itocsc veil was liovor docketed. More blgltttobiS' uro ? needed In tho United States. A II UV TOWjVM DEFICIT. Tho Halifax Gu/otto points out that cinco South Boston will have, to do without Us dispensary revenue, there will havo to he general retrenchment In the nuances of that town. At n, re cent meeting of the town council It was decided thai a policy of economy will have to he the course pursued by the city. It was found thai the present, rat? of expenditures exceeded tho amount annually paid Into the town treasury. Therefore, "the hoadn of nomc oMl eials were chopped*oft and the salaries Of others scaled." Street and sidewalk c'ytohsluh and Improvements w in he i halted lor the present. On this situation tlte Gazette poet slugs: , ? Now. Mr. Goody Cltlr.cn. Viet who voted "dry," We look to von for guidance, Shall we swim or die.' t ')( course nfe cannot "swim" how can wn when so "dry 7" So pray the Lord to help US And give us wings to lly. If there were any let-up in liquor consumption, the reduction In finances would he ail rlgiit; hut what is South Boston's loss Is the gain of wet cities whence the South Bontonian- who like tliolr toddy order ingredients. , Says the Orange observer: "The automobile output, tor the pas) year was enormous, but. no one can lell what, tin- consequent graveyard In? put has been." There's more truth than humor in Hint. According lo the Grayson Gazette, Judge B. W. Saunders received this let? ter in I ho last congressional campaign: T-'nr you own good wo advise you lo Withdraw from tho race we know the sentiments of tho people! Barbecues are no pood excursions no good we want a man for ,our next congressman nnil mean to have him. Yours very Trilley tine who knowo, Weil, he gol tlie man. all right. Denver's Heal Estate Exchange has adopted a motto h?r Colorado that l?> very well nut?-"The greatest btiBlhcsr asset of a great ''nmnnnwealth Is .lust government; special privileges to none, equal opportunities to all." And this wan ihe sentiment, the members of tho same organisation drank, standing, on New Vear's EVo: "Colorado shall bo the ideal Commonwealth lh govern? ment, as II is in climate and resources." That Is a Hue sentiment and one which might be adopted appropriately In other States?In Virginia, for Instance. D?ring the llrst American occupation of Cuba, John It Ivlsscugcr, a volunteer soldier from Indiana, allowed himself to be bitten by yellow fever mosquitoes in order to demonstrate the correctness of the theory that this fever Is com- | municalcd by tin- mosquito, we do not know exactly what has happened to Private Kisscnger since thai lime, but it Is cvldc.nl thai the theory must have been demonstrated through him, as the House of Representatives at Washington on Krida y granted him a pension of $72 the month. The Seua'' had placed his pension at $125 the month, but the House cut down thl.t amount to J72 We are very glad, in the circumstances, that all the Ameri? can soldiers In Cuba were not. selected to prove the mosquito theory. The word now comes that Congress? man Jones will soon declare himself ,1s a candidate Tor Culled States Sen? ator, in opposition to Senator Martin. Uul how i-r.inc? Wo thought lie had already declared himself us :) candi? date, and that we were "lingering su? perfluous," so to r-ciy. because we word not breaking- our iic-oks in not saying whether we were for him or against him. As we understand, Mr Jones la of ai.o and lull grown, and there Is no i".i::on why he should not run for Sen ator or for anything else be wants, as j the spirit may move h|m, bill Mr. Jones must speak for himself, and not through others, who apparently have r,e> authority to rpeak for him. I Sister TSohlnson, of tho valued Or- I , ange. Observer, observes: , "That queen among Southern Jonr- I mils, ib- Richmond Times-pispateh, | seems to be Inclined to give women their rights, oh. brother?" Of course, and when our royal person ascends the throne, y.6u shall bo our prime mlntsteresp. I Listen to the soothsayer In South Richmond, the- Manchester >ie.o, fore: telling the- doom of Democracy and the rlee of Ca I us Bascoui Stomp: i "We ere fullv satisfied thai the next Governor of Vlrsrlnin will be a Repub? lican?probably' Bascom Slemp, and when Governor Mann's term expires he I will be known in history as?rihe las.i I of the Democrat's, The l^st of Ihe op preBSOrSj sit whose retirement thera (will be no grand acclaim'' j This lo.i'cs like a gentle hint, that In the midst of life, the Democrats pre in death. \ While the esteemed New York] Tribune is stirred up on the subject of peonage In Alabama, we hope h wMIl i take a turn at (he peonage In the I sweatshops 01 Its own bailiwick. Tha; ! would be doihg something to the point if the Republican newspapers of Connecticut are to be believed?a sub? ject upon which we .--hall allow our communications lo b? neither yea r.or nay?If Governor Baldwin were up for re-election hexl week he would win by 30,000 Instcnd of 3,000 majority. The more people know of Democrats like Mr Raid win. 'he surer l lie y are lo trust the parly.; Why should the policemen wear their badges on. Ihe left side. Jusl over the heart? A "good shot." would not ask tor any belter mark than these shln i11g large to. No married woman's happiness It completo "without children; 8h? yearns with tho deeper longings o< hor nnturo for tho Joys of mother? hood. But women who bear children should proparo for tho coming ot baby by properly caring for thols physical systems. Mother's Friend 1b' the expectant mothor's greatest help. It la a roinedy which propares tht inu6cle3 and tendons for tho unusual strain, renders tho ligaments suppln and elastic, alda in expanding the skin and flesh fibres, and strengthens all tho motubranea nnd tissues. It Is especially valuable whero tho breasts are t rouble somo from irwelling and congestion, nnd 11 s regular uso will lessou tho pain nnd danger when the llttlo ono comes. Women who use Mother's Friend are. assured of passing tho crisis with safety. It is for sale at drug Btoros. Wrlto for frco book for expectant mothers. BRADFIELD EEQULATOR CO., Atlanta, Oa. uenes nswers Address all communications for this column to Query Editor, Times-Dispatch. No mathematical problems will be solved, no coins or stamps valued and no dealers' names will be given. Prisoner. What time Is taken off a prisoner'-; term In the oonltontlarlca of California Cor good behavior? A. B. The modo of reckoning; credits Ih an follows;: Flrsl v. i?r. two months; ? ?? - oitd veer, two niontbs: third year, lour imonths; fourth ycur, four mouths: tilth year, ftvo months, cud five moiilhs for "very year following. The prisoner uttdor a ten-year sentence can make three years and sl.\ months' good time; consequently ho will have to serve but six ycara and six months. Mets. A bet! 14 that he hns not JS. It. who has tust tiiat a mount, puts it up. A contends that lie wlua, because, after U had out up all the money he had, he did not have ?.=.. la A right in his claim? B. s Thai. Is In Mi? nature, of a "catch" bet. which. Ilko a bet. on a "sure thing." has no standing. Ilrnsnard. What Is t'.;e origin of Mia brnsi trd or band of mourning worn on the left sleeve: 11. T. M. It comes from a custom In armies, n long time ago, of permitting those] v.'ltO wished to dlspta}- n sign of mourning, which in no vrny could bo expressed on u military garb without violation oC the rrincipien of military ?listinetion through dross, Two HI vein. What In the ictfgtil or the Mississippi Klvcr from it* source to mouth, and that of the Missouri from its b??rc* to Itu coniltieucti with tho Mlssie uipplV A. O. ft Prom ti bori in MihAcsoia in which tho ?Mississippi has Its riso to " |tn mouth in the fiult of Moxlco tho length is Z.otfl miles, and the Missouri from licndwaHors til Jcffo'rsdn', In tho Rocky Mount "ii . <o ti conflucneo with tho Mississippi in 2,f>os miles. Wr.it Point. Ill ordot' t" rrcl ;iu nppollitment to Wo: t Point Academy must the hov have 'a pull," as it Is called? .1. IS. A hoy must unite application and then undergo ? competitive examina? tion, finder those conditions "a pull" v ould hardly avail. Music Tcnchef. A woman who Is a music, teacher and has no other means ol support lo.'.cs i,cr mother by death: Would phe, if she continued to piactlcc nt. the piano or give lessons, be charged with lack of proper feeling for her de. censed parent? M. T. DOORS SHUT IN FACE OF PRINCESS LOUISE uv i.\ .MAiiarisi: nr. i'oatknoy. PRINCESS LOUISE of Belgium, when 3I10 visited Uruaa?la iho other day, in order t<> attend the celebration or t ho religious ser? vice in the Chun u of Luokon, on the I anniversary of the death <<? her fath- j cr, fuund herself excluded from the! ceremony ul which King Albert wiia tho only rcprcsontatlvo ut the royal family. The gateK of the royal pal- I ace of l.nelten wer,. Ilkowlso closed] tc hi r. and her aunt, the widowed Connies:] ol Flanders, mother of King Albert, the one person of the reigning house who until recently showed atiy kind of remnant of liking for her, de- I Cllued to receive her when t.ho called tit her palace. Indeed. It was not I until I'rlnccss Louise had driven buck to Kr?ssels and iiccurod the escort of j tier lawyers, that, aller some expos? tulation '^nd delay, she was able to obtain admittance to tho vault ivnei'" her father's and mother's remains are preserved. In order to lay flowers Oil their respective tomba. No on.- i an blame King Albert nor bi^ mother, tin. Countess ot Flanders, for tills treatment of Princess Louise; lor alone ut Leopold's daughters, she has rejected all offers >>; compromlHe ol her claims upon her ftttlic.i',HycstaLi ai,.i possessed apparently of the most Itisatlitblo greed, is prepared to stir on iiny mud and scandal relating to her father, rather than to abate otto Jot of her pretensions, At the 11IIIC of her father's death, an earnest attempt whs iniide bv her sisters, bj Hit Count? ess ot Flanders nhd by tiio now icing mid Queen, to Induce her to resume her rank and position aa u princess of Belgium, oifneing nil moniory of the bust, the only stipulation being made thai she should qul adrift troin tin- <li-.repuf.iblo people bv whom she L surrounded. Hut their Inilucnco on her was more powerful than that of her relatives, and mnltltig her head? quarters In Paris, she i-. bringing suits against every one <.\<"-ic-.j with the court of Brussels, even against her father's form-r coiilldenil.il servants, in order to compel them to disclose the. dlspoiiilou which lie had made oi bis various belongings in fuel, :-hc has frustrated every endeavor on the uurt of King Albert, of hin rela? tives and of bin government, to rele? gate to oblivion the unhappy scan? dals of Leopold's life, and of her own cxlatonco. Meanwhile hei youngest sistor. Prin? cess ClenientltiOi has been visiting itio various cipltaia o'C Europe, with her husband. Prince Victor Napoleon, the couple traveling under* the mime of Prince and Princess Monlfort. This Is not a title of phantasy, uu ninny would be disposed to believe. After tiio downfall of the Napoleonic regime, In tlu- second docad?. 0f the nlnetrenth century, tho title of Prince Montfort, Which is a German and hot a French ''Unity, wo h bestowed by the King of Wurtomborg upon his French uon ln-law, .loronie Bonan-ut-. ex-King of Westphalia, who after the annulment. of his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Pnt terson of Baltimore, in April. 1805, Viad married Princess Catherine of Wiirtcniljerg. she died In IS""-, and as long a3 she resided with ex-King rc voine. in her father's dominions, thev were Known ..is Prince and Prince:;:; Montfort. Their only son. tho Prince Jerome Napoleon of the rcfj-n Of Ntt poleon 111, inherited the title, and on his death a*. Rome, it pawed to hin elOent son. Victor, who now for the lirs.t. time Is ma-king use thereof, Prince victor, by ih? by. has se? riously damased whatever projipebis ho may have had of bringing about ;\ restoration of the imperial throne in France by his recent, visit to Rome With hia bride The present Pontiff, like his two Immediate predecessors, objects to any Roman Catholic royal or ?imoerial personage visiting the court of 'lie Quliinal. If thee wan' to come lo Romo they roust hold aloof from the Quirllial Otherwise, llir Popo wants.them to Stay away, and lie. hit's, huini'it?d to Hie.m that if thev disregard hin wishes in the matter it will be construed nu a gross affront to the oceunant of the chair of St. Peter King Leopold visited Rome on sev? eral occasions during the absence of the roval famll-/ from the Eternal City, and ca)'?rt only on the Pope, ignoring the Italian government. Emperor Francis .Torripb has preferred to com? promise the efficiency of the Triple Alliance and to Incur the animosity of Italy's relgniiiK hot\so, government and people, In rrfusing to return at Ilia C'ulrinal the visits paid to the court of Vienna bv the late King Victor Em? manuel in 1873. and by King Humbert and Queen Marguerite eleven years later, rather than to affront the Pope, and In thai way to alienate tho sym? pathies and rood will of his people bv going to Rome. The inte. King ChoTlea of Portugal was unable to ?ttend the stiver wed? ding und nlao the funeral of hU uncle. King Humbert, it Rom', through fear of offending the Pope, and thereby antagonising the Roman Catholic Church In his own dominions. , An far na Victor Nanoleon's political r-roiipocts as n pretender ore concern: ed. ho would have dono well to follow their example; tor by offending tho Pope in taking his bride to stay at the Qutrthal, he imr. managed to alien? ate the good will of Just that nar-. tlcut&r fius? ol tho-French, people who constitute, the hull; or the monarchical Hurtles in Franco, nuniely, Diu Komin Catholics in Belgium, the nrlntoeritcy, wholly Catholic', Is mi wrought up bi? lbo Indignity which they clulm has heeii placed upon the Pope by the prince qnd princess thai tlmy talk o? subjecting Victor Napoleon und Clem? entine to a social boycott when they return t? take up their rc Idcneo at Br?ssels. The prime, by going to Home to :-tay with the King and UHCOII or Ithly, his forfeited tho sympatli^es hi' n large proportion of the alUli republican elemcnl in France, without any corresponding gain, und without winning a single adherent from th? oause of the French government. in one respect the visit of Princess Clementine to tiie Qutrlhal must have been rather awkward: for she wan one of the princesses who rejected the or fern of mnrrlugu by the orcsent King of Italy, then the rely Crown Prince In fact, the rejection wa.n so Uckln-r, in conaldcrullou that, t^-- prince brought bis vlsll to I he court of Ur.us. HC|a to an abrupt close, and left at a entile of hours': notice, deeply of? fended iVlnccsH, Clemen lino's rep... lion of the prince, was bttSCd inoti than titiythlug else ii|"iii the Hifferenca 1 ctween her own lofty stature and tin, brevity of that of the present ruler of Italy. There Is no truth whatever in Hin statements which have heen printed to the effect that Princess Clementine, bus been unfilled by Iho French 'gov? ernment thai owing 1,1 her marriage to prince Victor N'apolc?u she. will henceforth in- compelled to abandon her visile to Paris and to the South o? Trance, mid that she will no longer bo welcome on French soli The luv.- of oxlle._ in forro agaitnt the Fi'ench pretenders docn not ex? tend tu tljolr wive." The. now wid? owed Comicsso ii'- Paris, during tho lifetime of har husband, was allowed to , ome and go in France na she listed: though he was banished (roin FrenrJi territory. The Duchess of Or? leans.- wife of 'he royalist pretender, i und who Is a member of the imperial house of Ilupshurg, makes trcquenj and prolonged slays In Paris, where sho receives the homage, of I he wo? men of i he monarchical party and holds receptions of her husband'* nd horcnte with ho Interference what; noever on the. part of the French gov? ernment. There Is. therefore, not thn slightest reason why Princess Clem* online should he called upon to bharn ; her husband's hanirhment , all t|ic lees ,as his party in of such InflultoAlmaI importance compared 10 licit of tho nuke of ilrleaiis. Copyright. 1311, by the, Hrentwood I_'_<'ompuny I _ We Fred. Richardson, P-CJHV-30AF. DIRECTOR A?D BJ1BAUIEH, 'i Mala nod Relvldere. Streets. I 'Phones. Madison S48, day; MocrcH? [M3. sight, ' , Make this Bank Your Bank Sign your name, to the list, of depositors and take a step to assured prosperity. OF RICHMOND. Capital .. . $1,000,000.00 Surplus . . $ 600,000.00 WM. II. PALMER. Tresldent. JOHN S. ELLETT, A'lce-Pre3ldent WM. M. HILL. Vloe-Prosldent.. ? j. w. KINTON. Vico-Presldent. JULIEN IT HILL, Cashier Three per cent, per annum in< lercst allowed on Savings Dei posit?, componnde'd every sdc months.