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Entered January at Rlchrnoria. Va .
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T11UKSPAY, KiiKRUAHY, 10. 1911.
i!icor:st thing i \? r i:\r.ii did.
" Reciprocity won m I Ho House by u
vote of '12\ to !?-. Only live Democrats
voted against it ami ST Republicans.
It was .i great victory for President
Taft iind ;ill the greater victory be?
cause ii was won by Democratic votes
on the merits '>f the measure. it in
,*.ii'.l that the steam roller was Used
tu fere.- it through, thill the Repilbll
cans are spill to pieces, that it means
that "Old Taft'- has gbhe too far and
that there will he the devil to play
when the lines are drawn for the nest
Presidential contest*, hut tin- croak?
ers and the stand-patters do not seem
to realize that the people are with the
President as. they have not been with
him before since he went into Clio
"White House, and that they will b
"with him more and more as lime gb< s
on. Hesides. the olliee uf President Is
really hot as big as this big ti;i!iLi Mr
Taft has done
Will tin- agreement go through the
Senate? We do not know, hut we think,.:
that it will The Democrats over thorn
must vote fer ? ami win vote for it.
sind with their help in the Senat.? the!
treaty will go through; it IS a very
remarkable condition of affairs, to be '(
sure, but thr most encouraging; thing
that has happened in the polities of
tin country for generations.
It means that the President is lu^
;:'vv than hi.- party, that is to .-.ay. than
the old liners \vhb forget hot hing and
learn nothing; thai he is a builder, not
a destroyer; that he sees what is coin- I
ing, what must conic, if the United
S:ates is ever to become one of the
great commercial nations of the world.!
It moans that the Senate must puss
tin- treaty now. or that there will be
an extra session of Congress}; when
thr treaty will ho passed; that 'the
interests" are losinu their strangle?
hold on the prosperity .if the country.
and that the "amiable man" in the
"White House hits developed suddenly!|
Into a regular fighting machine with I
all the host ammunition on his side, j
More than this, it means that llio I
Democrats hnvp proved by I heir ?jh/uvse'I
oil this question a quality of states- |
niariship some ill-advised poisons have]
thought tiny did hot possess, thai
they are hot hound by mere party Hues
to antagonize sound legislation when
ilo- national good is the stu he a I haz?
ard They will do a great deal hotter
when they ^et well uhdyv wily, to
which happy lime v. e are looking with
eon lid on ee in the saving common tiehs<j;
of the American people
SIH-n'I'.Mtl) Wli Slil'MMIAN,
W> are pleasrd to report progress
toward si a recovery id" the New Vorl:
World. It is not quite so hysterical as
it was a we* k or so ago. Yesterday
the daily Shechah sensation was work?
ed oft' <u)..o;ie of the inside pages, and
after a ?, white: it'Nvlli probably he drop?
ped ftltbgether. The World docs not
want BheelVah t" he elected United
.States Senator, neither do We. It
would like to have Sheppard electi d. so
should we. Wi do hot think, how. \ .-r,
that ihe way to defeat Sheehitn and I-.
eleet Sheppard is The World's way.
Neither rib we think that pdyerhor Mix'
should exorcise any 'inlluonec or au?
thority he may have in fsiybr of or
against any piirihiular candidate-.
this or for any otlnr oilice. That is
n' t what In was elected Governor for;
indeed, before he was elected he and
h\\ btlier men in high executive places
were warned \>\ the very fcu'rhe news?
papers. Which are censuring hint fqr
not taking an ncllve hand in tl-.e de?
termination of a matter wholly within,
the province of the legislative' depart?
ment "f the riovei iiment, that the
people would not stand for tto'skisin of
any sort.
\\'C ShilUlrj like t<
Jn tin: United Stub
Is fit for ih< b'ffle.c
llonai ability, of
high charactet and
with publici affairs
the place thftti an;
who ha\ ?? in ?-Ii naio
have: be
g: n i'i i h g
v. I
of ih(
Cd f'.i flic Olli
pinion f i bin '
do hot tiiiuk thai Mr
?geihe'r without inrrlt
r man for
other men
I... .
and we help ? e
that point. No
e Is no iloiint upon
d lt> put es that he is
a Democrat, and Hint is to his. credit
It is said, hpweyc'r, that h<- is backed
by Murphy and Tammany Hall, and Wo
have to hi Murphy that fie should let
this ? I<
St of ley i),
corruption of
during tin ifi
Tammany ii.:
Bible and ?i
Ing to lose
Republican m
the core. Ti
ion alonOi
>t i alien ?
and regret that
itr advice! but.j If
were told about the
Republican niaehlnb
campaign v. ere ti ne,
wicked and Irreapon
rale as It Is, has rioth
cotnpariabn with tho
line which is rotten to
la not a Ojliostion of
Taiaraanv Hall, but u question of elect
J lug h United Stains Senator, ' and It
j should be settled by the members oi
j the Now York Legislature acting upon
! their own responsibility and not at tho
i direction of any political machine or
any combination of newspapers
The wild threats that Shoppard's
defeat will mean that New York will
be lost to the Democratic party in
lite next Presidential election have
noth'oe ii> ilmm nvcnrti the n.vwor of
evil, however the Senatorial election
may result. The damnation of Ciov?
er nor DIx because lie h.ns kept his
Executive hands, off in this contest has
been positively indecent. His business
is to make a good Governor of New
York State, and if he is given half a
chance we believe that he will justify
the faith In the people..In his ability
and coinage. Ho has not "come out"
j against Shcehan, nor has he "come
; but" for Sheppard, hi spite of the abuse
that has been heaped upon h.ni by
those who apparently would rather
ruin the administration of Dix than bo
defeated in their demand f?r Hhcpard.
The World asks: "Whal docs .lohn
A. Di* expect from Charles F. Murphy7
A rcnomlna 11 on ?" What should he?
lie did not get his nomination from j
I Murphy, according to what The World
said during the campaign: why should
he look to Murphy for a renominatlon?
' When the day of disillusionment
comes, .lohn A, DIx may find himself
equally (with Shechan) empty-handed."
""J'he day of disillusionment" Ires a
most portentous sound; but we don't
know what it means. We don't know
what a good many things The World
i says ever;.- now and then mean, nor
is it important that we should, that
anybody should. So long as the Star
Spangled Dan nor continues to wave
over the land <-f the free and the
home of the brave it does not matter
to the generality of mankind whether
Hovernor Dix shall find himself empty
handed or not; one thine Is certain,
his bands are tolerably full just now
trying io be Governor of New York,
willi the n< wspnpcrs of his own party
siwouring at him for not doing one of
the very tilings they told him before
he was elected not t.> ,|o. Setting a
boss In catch a boss to make' a boss
i.- opposed to lite theory that there
must be no bosses or bosslshl.
With congratul.il ions to Tho World
upon us partial recovery from the
hysterics, we wish tin- New York Leg?
islatur., would go a head now anil elect
Sheppard. and at tlio same pass a
resolution thanking Governor i-'i>. for
shinnying on Iiis mi n side.
The Itoniioke \VoVhi lias this t.i say
relativ?- to (be pernicious fee system,:
''I'ruetleally every newspaper in Vir?
ginia is arraigned against the system,
ami for months has been demanding
thai It liii abolished; hut it will not he.
"There Is this in favor of a contin?
uance of the Journalistic crusade, for
which ? should lie continued: the mem?
bers of the nexl General Assembly, in
failing to abolish tli" system, will show
by their act that they have disregarded
an itipiiibfitibhftble public sentiment, and
cnhtiOt plead ignorance.'!
In advocating a continuance of (In:
tipht on (.he system, we are in full
accord with our it.ua nokr contemporary;
hut we do not look at the mutier in
so pessimistic a way. If the proper
campaign is carried on between this
lime ami the election for members of.
the General Assembly, the fee system
can he it! tied at the nexl session of
the legislature. What is essential is
that the press of Virginia shall lake
th\.-. ihnt i or up and hammer on the
facia that t he reform will save imuiey
to the State, deprive oUlcers of undue
political power and prestige, and put
ih" offices affected by ihc system on a
: fair, economii al, business-like basis.
Whin our ? onteinporurlo.s should do Is
to get facts about the compensation
now paid 10 bfllcera by the system.
This is ;i hard ta-k, |iui it can he ac?
complished, with great dlfticuliy, this
paper some months ago secured cer
I tain facts about the system in sporadic
cases. Information is almost ihi
I Pd.'isiiiie to obtain, because, due to fear
land the instiiM i of self-preservation.
Oflico-holders will nbl let the fa. is
:ii> mi their offices he made known to
the public. Th.it is one of the strange
things about our system of county and
icitv government in Virginia in regard
[to fee blllecs?though the oriicc-hpidoV
is .1 public, servnni, compensated out of
; tin- !M"'i;.-t ,of the people, and hnying
nolliliiK 10 attend t>> hut the people's
j hi:.- hess, all 11, Ihere are facts a boil t his
? oilice which, he will not give to the
public; It stands to reason that ho
olllce i- democratic when all fads con?
cern in? it an- not accessible to (lie
p. ..| i.\ It is all right fur a private
corporation tr. refuse public scruiitiy
of its Uiiults anri business, because it
niinlit be that ?Ii? It scrutiny Would op?
erate to tin.' detriment of the corpora*
lioh; i>ut all will agree that such a rca-!
eon eanu"t and tl<>o^. not ripply to tho
county an'l oily offices. T.lic indro pub?
licity, i he better for such ofliecs.
TltlSi then, is wh;iI ihc press of Vir?
ginia should do. Get .'iL iho farts,
wherever possible, no matter how large
?>r small. If we could hut got the cv\
donee, the case against the foe sys
| loin would need no either argument.
j.I.ol our eontenipbraidea keep hammer?
ing at the system; let them state and
restate that the office-holders are
afrai.l to tell \Vliat they make, if it
he found that in certain places county
ofllcers arc getting what is reasonable,
thi n point out the gross Inequity which
officers in larger places and counties
I are working in receiving tremendous
1 remuneration, r.ei it lie made clear
that justice to tho people and in bho
Stall is all that is being KOUgliti
With a little more effort in all quar?
ters, the people would.have won their
? light against the amendment to (he
Constitution, which was passed last
November, a light in which thv cam?
paign of publicity and education car*
Hod on by tbo newspapers aided pow?
erfully. Tbo fee system ran be wiped
but of existence If tbo press will but
keep informing Hie people of the facts
hi the case.
There died In Philadelphia last Sat?
urday afternoon Patrick .lohn Ryan,
Archbishop of Philadelphia, one of the
most eminent men of his faith in this
country, at the ape of eighty years.
Ills reputation was national, his ser?
vices to his Church and to humanity
were acknowledged by all of his
neighbors whatever their religious dif?
ferences or their sectional prejudices.
Ho was one of the most eloquent pulpit
orators of the Catholic Church in this
country. He was made Archbishop in
ISN'!, and from that day'to the day of
his death he figured largely in the
I public eye ami among the jrreat men of
Ibis Church. During the Wrtr Against,
the South he served as chaplain In a
military prison and hospital, nnd he
held technically to his religious views,
occasionally giving utterance to senti?
ments that were not acceptable to
j those who differed from him In their
political and sectional opinions, but at
bottom, and all the way through his
illustrious course, he united the true
humility of the Christian with the
great dignity of his office. lie held
securely to the "old moralities," he be?
lieved that the Christianity of Christ
was the Christianity for the people of
this day, as it was In the time of the ]
Pounder, and that high morality could I
not he separated safely from sound J
In reply tn (.he suggestion made by
Dr. Charles W. P.liot, of Harvard Uni?
versity, that the time had come for a
new religion founded on humanitarian
ism, Archbishop Ryan protested that
the popular modern system of teaching
morality without the doctrines that
arc its motive, the very foundation of
Christianity and Christian civilization
would he unsettled. So ho lived ami
so he died, firm in the faith, loyal to
tie- teachings of the past nnd realis?
ing for himself ami for his people that
the; "bht religion" was good enough
for all the needs of humanity.
Shortly before Iiis dissolution he said:
"I wisli to be with Christ, llko St.
Archbishop Ryan will ho burled to?
day. The most distinguished of all
the Catholic prelates in the country
will attend his funeral, which will tie
celebrated with the magnificence of
the Catholic ritual, hut the loyal
Ii ear lad Priest and Archbishop of his
Cli lire* Ii depended nl last upon the
promises that are given to tho poor
and the rieh, (lie high and the mighty
when this fitful fever is ended.
Southwest Virginia has the rest of)
(he State heal en to ;t frazzle en the
good roads quest Ion. Yesterday, by a
majority of five or six Ii und red, Rus?
sell county voted a subscript ion or
$27R,O00, in bonds, for the building of
goods roads in that county. Wlau
county lies already subscribed $700,000
for die same purpose, with 1.00
county as respectable second with a
subscription of $.164,000 to Its credit.
Tazewell county will shortly vol.- on
the question of subscribing 5 600.0 ob
for pood roads, and there does hoi ap?
pear to 1'" any doubt that it will vote
on tin- side of progress. With this
subscription the... four adjoining
counties will have put up lor goon
roads pearly $2,000.000.
There is no better test of good citi?
zenship than good roads. They are,
the evidences of civilization- They
spell prosperity for the people and the
communities through which they run.
Business cannot be conducted econom?
ically without ihcjn, and It is to the
everlasting credit of I Southwest Vir?
ginia that its people are willing to
tax themselves for their own benefit
without stopping to consider what pro?
portion of the burden must be borne
1 by the generations that arc to fbl
Iqw. We Wish thft every county in
this State would take knowledge of
Russell, Leo and Wise counties and
imitate ;their line example.
Till-: (.1.ASSES OK TUM SIXTUS,??;
Under the 'academic elms at Chapel
Hill, a legion of gray-lialred men will
gather next June to march to the
(hapel to receive the degree which
would have been awarded them In the
sixties, had not war intervened. At
the commencement exorcises of tho
University of North Carol inn this year
all students of that institution who
did ?bt graduate A tiring t'lin' War Uc- j
iwenri tiVo State.-; i?vit wenl |o the front
will get the sheepskins pthorwlso i
i would have been theirs. There are
759 such students living, upon whom
th<- degrees will he conferred. Tho
freshman class of 1S60 numbered clgh
(y men and every man In the class
went into the war a fnci of Immer
th 1 glory for the historic institution at
Cmnpei Hill. Thirty per cent; of the
alumni who were soldiers were killed
the war. One thousand three hun?
dred and thirty-one men who fought
in Hi'- v- ar were alumni.
This i;; ar. it khoi id he. j he con?
ferment of tliese degrees is a happy
and fitting thing. With' iiCY. .'..ist dawn?
ing before them, these lads had well
learned the lesson that
"Though love repine, and reason chafe,
There came ;i voice without reply??
'Tis man's perdition to be safe
When for the Truth ho ought to die."
For the college ami the university
(an teach no nobler lesson than that
of service to one's fellows nnd to one's
country. Incomparably better entitled
to their degrees are these boyish sol?
diers of the sixties than they would
have been if peace had reigned find
the sword bail remained in its scab?
bard. There Is no more glowing chap.
11 i ol heroism than that of the S?nn ?
ern youth, thousands of them mere
Hakes Home Baking Easy
Absolutely Pur?
Tho only faakfatg powder
tsisst& from Sloyaf (Srapo
?2?r?ares of Tartar
hoys, who (need the thunder ot Death's
guns, ''{gentlemen unafraid;"
THE pIS ATI I OK "('A M 11.1.10."
Wo were- almost sure that something
would happen to Bernhardt before she
got through with "Camllle" Tuesday]
night. S3 ho looked really sick when J
tho play began, and, as the evening I
wore on hour after hour, she seemed
to grow steadily worse so that none of
t Is c French people present In "the
Academy wer? at all surprised when
in the lost scene with -Armand she
really could not stand it any longer
and passed on- She Whs, indeed, as
our dramatic critic. Douglas Gordon,
lias so happily expressed it, .Marguer?
ite (lautier, that is to say She did not
play the part, she lived it, and, not to
put too lino a point upon It, she died
It. It was consummate art: everything
Horn hard t does Is art. The deathbed
scene, or death-chair scene to speak
exactly, did not follow strictly the
American ideal of this : ort of thing,
it is true, but there can be no doubt
that she died In spito of tho commotion
all about her and the evident disposi?
tion on tho part of Armand to keep
her to himself after he had found her,
longer It seemed, than such well
ordered events, regarding the matter
from a wholly American point of view,
appeared to justify. The titter help?
lessness with which her arms fell from
about the neck of her penitent lb vor
war art Itself, but it must be said that
tho solemnity of tho scene was some*
what marred by the noisy grief of the
actors who wer.- In at the death. The
highest art, of course, ,1s thai w inch
approaches nature which does not in?
dulge in great excitement upon such
occasions where the last dread sum?
mons comes and always with terri?e
suddenness. Men and women dp not
die with loud advertisement. There
Is always deathly silence and the final
dissolution, the waiting friends sympa?
thizing with the creature about to pass
over tho border intent only upon the
quiet and undisturbed Issue out of
tills life lnt< I lie lifo beyond. That,
at any rate, is the way nearly every?
body dies In the United states. Of
course, do hot know how it is in
I-iti Belie France, but we should think
that death would hold new terrors for
tho Prorich people if they are all, even
of the people oi "Catnllle's" sort, ex?
pected to get away in Bernhnrdt's style.
We know that, it was the highest art,
bin ait divorced from nature. Vet
Bernhardt is the greatest actor in the
world to-day. She is so exquisite and
so artistic that we wonder why she
has preferred thai so great a racket
shall be made in her taking off as
.Marguerite Gautlor. Mansfield was
not less effective dying as Beau Kr?m?
mel, an-1 in i he ??Parisian Horn nice,"
he managed to get away without, tu?
mult. H may be said, however, thai
tlic death of Bernhardt as "CarriiUe"
is r.e? terrible that it could not be en?
dured by tin- play-goers, if it were not
for tin- grolesquory of the scene about
her fatal armchair.
Forty-two years of service as a pub?
lic school teacher were the simple but
splendid annals of Miss Mary Louise
White, ef Denver, who died last Thurs?
day. She taught English and Knglish
I literature, and -among her successful
pupils were Wallace %and Will Irwin,
rising stars in contemporary lltora
j iure. When the news war. flashed to
lilm in New Vork that his old teacher
had gone (??> stand humbly in the pros
rime of the Great Principal, Wallace
Irwl? srtld, "I now appreciate the love
Ii od patience with which she taught
ine ih< Knglish language." Will Irwin
it ?d od, "J for one, shall always rerriom
I'cr tl.e p. rsonal debt L owe her. 1
j cannot I hink of any of those simple
inn te.rji ecos with which one begins a
high school course in ICnglish without
lltlrikiiip a.so of Miss "White and her
try n> pot ho tic, humorous appreciations.
1 first saw Shakespeare and Milton,
bowel] and Whlttlcr through her eyes,
find as I saw them then I am seeing
llicm yet. Here was a noble and per?
let t : e rvice to us all."
Thea? . xpresslons furnish food for
thought. How many of us owe a per?
sonal dobl to thoso early teachers who
laught u' to think and to appreciate
and understand our own tongue,
inalhcmatles, history, and other sub?
jects. Perhaps we hear too much of
"my .bar old college professor" ami
loo litt!.- about "my dear old public
school teacher." There Is a vast army of
H ep had women to-day, tolling in ob
flty, woi king day in and day out
through the weary years, poorly re
arded, randy ptaised?yet. laying the
iidatmns for careers of success for
? ir pupils. Thcvo is no educational
I responsibility ao great us that of our
very first teachers In our formatlvo
yr-iir,?, but remembrance of this fact is
not too common.
Hitchcock has stirred up the Period?
ical Publishers' Association to almost
fever heat. He has been managing
the affairs of the Post-Olll'co Depart?
ment. Dun BcltJ! to the contrary not?
withstanding, with unusual ability,
and has made the Department almost
self-sustaining. This rosuit has boon
obtained by what appears to be fairly
Mood business management, by lop?
ping oil" here and there unnecessary
expenses, by requiring more efficient
service, anil by the methods ho has
adopted a great saving has been ef?
fected, so that we have hoped that In
a short period of time the. Post-Ofiico
Department would be In condition to
declare a dividend instead of being
constantly a spender of revenues ob?
tained by the Government for other
Ono of Mr. Hitchcock's plans has
been to increase tbo rate of postage
on the advertising parts of tbo rhaga
zines. and it is upon this point that
the Postal Committee of the Periodi?
cal Publishers' Association has made
most vigorous protest. There is prob?
ably something in the contention of
these publishers, but the expenditures
of the Post-Offiee Department have
been exceeding its revenue, and some?
thing ought to bo done to change this
plan of doing business. It is not j
business-like. The Periodical Publish-|
era must admit that much, and be?
sides there are so many magazines)
printed nowadays that should not go
through the malls at all at any rate
of postage that it ought to bo possi?
ble to reach some business agreement
upon the subject.
One way to accomplish this object
would be for the magazines to quit
printing advertisements; all offoctlve
advertising is really done In the news?
papers. Magazines are supposed to bo
literary rather than business enter?
prises, and, confined to their legiti?
mate field, there would he no reason
for their cultivation of the advertis?
ing habit. Tills is a view of the sub?
ject which the Postal Committee prob?
ably has not submitted to the author?
ities at Washington in their conten?
tion for newspaper rales of postage
for publications that are hot news
Tin: i>r:.\TAi. Xioiv;
Senator Bullteloy, of Connecticut,
has incorporated into the Army Ap?
propriation bill a clause providing for
a corps of army dentists. The Sen?
ate has adopted ibo bill with this ad?
dition, and the fate of the proposi?
tion rests with the House. The corns
win consist of one dental surgeon for
every 1,(100 men. eighty dentists to
begin with. The pay and emoluments
win correspond, grade for grade, with
the Medical Corps, though nh dentists
will rank, above major. Candidates: for
commissions must bo graduates'- of
dental colleges and not iVioro than
thirty years old. Military dentistry
does not differ from civil dentistry,
hut the service will be advantageous
t-o the army. A soldier who has the
toothache is usually more troublesome
when he is far from a practicing den?
tist than a really sick man.
it seems unlikely; that when the
dental corps is really established its
members will be restrained to the
rank of major. The brig ail! or-general?
ship ought to he the least limit to pro?
motion. As the. Providence Jguirnal
says. "With an M. D. now at tiff: head
?? I lie* army and doctors of the navy
eligible to command some ships, the
dentists may look forward to seeing
one of their number at the head of
his troops, forceps, unsheathed, charg?
ing into the Jaws of death, inlu the
mouth of hell."
Whether this be a good idea or not,
we cannot make up our minds. An
army suffering with the toothache
would bo mad enough to charge Gi?
braltar; on the other hand, had there,
been ??nie bold Major General of
Odontology in the Spanish Army, lie'
might have attacked (lie Colonel and 1
removed his teeth, which would have j
amounted to about the same thing as
cutting the locks of Samson. For ?
what would it have profited tho Col- j
onel if lie bad headed a regiment and I
then lost his own teeth? !
Brother William .T?nnings Bryan ban,
approved Cue reciprocity treaty with
Canada, and thinks that "It was a
neat little coup on the part of the
Democratic Congressmen to hold a
caucus, on the treaty question," which
goes to show, among other things, that j
tho Democratic party is able to ac?
complish something when it is left to
its own devices. If wo could only per?
suade'Prot her Bryan to give the party
a chance there would really be somo
hope of the party coming back into
power; but for small favors we tire
truly trankful._
The sanitary condition of the plumbing
in your house is in a large moasvire re?
sponsible for the health of you and your
family. Protect the health of your house?
hold by having only the best fixtures.
Tell your contractor to come to us.
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Address all communications for this column to Querykditor,
Tlmes-Dlapatch. No mathematical problems will bo solad, no
coins or stamps valued and no dealers' names will be giv?i,
."\1njnictlc I*o1c.
Has the north magnetic pole boon
located? How about, the south mag?
netic pohi? R. D.
The north magnetic pole has boon
actually located at 70 degrees aitd ?
minutes mutb latitude, and SO degrees
10 minutes longitude. The south mag?
netic pole has not yet been located, but
It Is believed to bo about 73 degrees
south latitude and 1?0 east longitude
It Is Known, however, that the two
magnetic- polos do not lie at the ex?
tremities of a diameter of the earth.
Aviation lletghtn.
How do aviators measure the dis?
tance they ascend? A.
By the barometer.
Scnlni; .'Machine.
_Who invented the first sewing ma?
chine? M. S.
Thomas Saint patented one for hoots
and shoes in London, in 17P0, but the
tlrst really practical sewing machine
?was the one invented hy Kilns Howe.
an American, of Cambridge, Mass., 1S41.
Is It proper for a person who receives
an Invitation to nn "at home" when
the word "dancing" is on the card to
reply? It. i>.
If it Is a dance to be given ttt a pri?
vate resident", a reply Should be sent.
If it is a dance to be' given by an or?
ganization In a public hall, no reply
Is necessary.
In a game r>f poker one of lh? play?
ers asks for three cards when he want?
ed onlv one. Can he amend his call?
Yes. If the next player has not been
helped before ho speaks.
Senator Boot's AddrrnS.
will you please publish in your Query
C oluirin the name and address of Sen
ator Root, of New York? \ You will
grcaiiy oblige iive If you wl (\o Kr>
REsp is<;t iruij rivSe r.'
lion. Kllhu Root, Pnr^ A-cnue,
Now York City, or United Sty>o\ Sen?
tit'', Washington, D. C, \\
ISocr War. \ \
What was tlte duration of tie. to?>r
War, and what was the lo:;s at ueh
bide? \.
Tho war began October 11. 1 S&0;bic1
continued to May 31, 1802. British \ss
about 30,000; Boer loss about 10.001
- \
Christen lug. \
"What Is the supebstitlon about civ
drcn being ill tempered if not ehrl
tehed before a certain time?--- 15.1
'There lit a superstition in Cum bei
land, England, that if an infant is nt
baptized before It Is taken out of Ion
clothes it will ho i.ad tempered and ill
natureil all Rh lifo.
Count tu CrlbbaKc.
How Is the following hand in crlbr
ha go counted: lour treys in the brlb
and the nine turned bp? C.
Lay out tho four trejra in the form
luf a siiuaro and eaclj dido will make
a pair, so will the two diagonals. That
Is six pairs, worth iwjlvc holes. Each
pair will count fifte.u with the nine,
Which Is twelve, more \olos. or twenty
i fotir.
.Mull (.luerle*.
If a stamped self rAdrcsscd oriveJ
npr. \v. sent, are any n'rrles answered
without being publisheVv
Crmt Republic. \
What was the dale of thY loss Of the
steamship Or-at Republican the rj0.
lumbla River bar? \ T. M
April 1!?, 1ST!'. ^
- \
to-day in America, arriving in
New York to-night. by tin: Cunard
liner Maurctaniu, for a stay hero
>if several weeks, Is a daughter of the
se\ liili Duke of Maflborough. alstor
therefore of Lord Randolph Churchill,
rind of the eighth Duke, anil aunt of
England's Secretary of state for the
Home Department. Winston Churchill;
and of th<- ninth Duke of .M iNborough,
?whose cause she has vigorously cham?
pioned, in t!ie rl|ff oronces with his
American wife. Site 1.- married to Col?
onel Gordon Wilson, formerly of the
Koyal Dorse Guards, and thanks to
this union, is very rich, as her husband
was the sou and heir of the Australian;
millionaire, the late Sir Samuel Wil?
Colonel Wilson was second in com?
mand to Genera] Sir Robert Baden?
Powell. In the gallant defence of .M it'
king, and Duly Sarah was with him
throughout the siege, doing true wo?
manly service among I ho slek and
wounded, anil receiving the Order at
tin- it.,i ('ios.s for the bravery which
she displayed In loading the wounded
und?r lire. Site also received a inod.it
for her services In scouting, and in
endeavoring to carry messages through
the Boer lines. Twic6 she was cap?
tured by the Boers. im the first rio
caston she was released by means of
an exchange of prisoners. There has
always been a mystery as to how she
obtained her freedom the second time.
But it is generally understood that she
used her tongue to such terrible effect
against the Boers who captured her.
thai they were only too delighted to
Jet her go. For she Is very sharp-ten
gued, very clover, and very indepen?
dent, accustomed to speak her mind
with, the utmost freedom and fearless?
ness: facts which contribute to ren?
der her somewhat feared herself.
Few women are bettor known in Don
don than Lady Sarah Wilson, who was
a great friend of ISdward VII. but Is
not apparently in the good grace of j
George V. For not long after his acces- j
slob, Lady Sarah and her husband were
asked to surrender the so-called Stud
House at Hampton Court, a beautiful
royal suburban residence, lent to them
by the late King, which she had had re- I
decorated and refurnished, at a con?
siderable expense, and on which sh?
had spent a large amount of money
Of medium height, with dark hair,
strongly marked eyebrows, and an ex-1
rollout complexion, Lady Sarah is in
1 dress, appearance and manner, one of i
the smartest women in England; is
moreover a splendid equestrienne, tie
voted to hunting, and has hunted and
?shot in almost every country in the
world, killing tigers in India, grizzlies
in the Rockies, lions, elephants and buf?
faloes In Hast Africa, besides riding
after kanflaroo in Australia, and after
wild boar in North Africa.
Colonel Wilson distinguished himself
as a boy at Eton by jumping upon Kod?
erick McLean, when the latter made an
attempt upon the" life of Queen Vic?
toria, at the railroad station at Wind?
sor, with a pistol. Fm?~..rlils (Jordan
I Wlloon and a school mate, Leslie .Mur?
ray Kobortson, who had assisted him in
i knocking down and disarming the
j would-be assassin, were summoned to
Ayihdsbr Caatlo on the. following day,
[ where they wero thanked in the most
gracious fashion by the old Queen, each
receiving a beautifully framed photo?
graph of the Queen, Inscribed with her
signature and an autograph recognition
j of tho service which they had rendered !
; to her.
I With the death of Baron Albert
I Rothschild, at Vienna, there disap?
peared from the Austrian court, the
j only remaining professing Jew who was
j "hoffitchlg," that is tt." say, who formed
. port of the inner court circle, as dis
llnct from the outer court circle. There
are a number of dignitaries of obscure
birth and plebeian origin, who by rea?
son of the officers which they .hold, and
of tho '?decorations and orders which
they possess, are Invited to attend great
stale functions tit court. But they are
only present on such occasions by vir?
tue, of an Invitation, and not as a right,
and of course, are absent from any-of"
the. more intimate court entertainments
and ceremonies, which are restricted
lo nobles of both sexes who possess a
sufficiently blue-blooded ancestry, freo
from 'ill plebeian strain to render the in
The, only exception that the F.niporor
ever made, as far as men are concerned,
was in favor of the two sons of his
former Minister of Foreign Affairs anil
of the Imperial House, Count Goloii
ebowskl, and of the lato Barons Na?
thaniel and Albert Rothschild. Tho
Fmperor did this by means of special
l uatents of "hoffaohiirkell." which in
'ostcd tiio two Rothschild hrdthuv onij |j
the two young Counts Oolouelvskl, u
with the saint status and prcroU{yoi< ^
at court, ah If they possessed \\re- H
julstto .sixteen no hi I la ry qUsi lerl.v \
The Emperor likewise granled\i4t.
?nis of hoffaehlgkclt (?? two wA^. \
Hie Of He rn v. i> Ms wife's tiler-, \. ' ,
oness von WaHcrace. daughter of liie )
Louis pf Bavaria, and of the lirst pljj
actress wives. Married lirst to C?j
George Larisch, and sincu booing 1. s
yorced hy him, to the Bavarian imp. J
sarlo and former barytone, otto lime
she has now been divested of thai p) ;
ehti and banished from Auutria, owli
tu the p-irt whieii she played in tl \
ili a ma which culminated in the traged f
of Meyerliug, j
The only other patent of hoffaohigkei 5
granted to h woman, was that to Conn !
teas CJolouchowsjcl, wife of the formetI
Minister of the imperial House, a hi |
who although horn as a Princess Ann; |
Mur.it, would, without this patent, haw ;
been barret) from tho Court of Austria j
owing to her lacK of the noccssar> [
genealogical qualifications* one of bet
gromimot hors having been a Miss Fra-1
ser, of Philadelphia, gbvorness In tht
family of ox-King .Joseph Bonaparte |j
at Bordotiiown, N. .1.. and her great -\
grandfather having noon the stable!
boy who made his way up from tht 3
humblet rank in life, to sovereignlty 8
as King of Naples.
The patent of hoffaehigkeit enjoyed |
hy Ha ron Albert Rothschild, and lie-1
stowed upon him i" recognition of hi. I
invaluable services rendered to ihe An.--;]
t t o.-1 [ungarlan government,in t he ciipa - a
city of a financier, dries not descend tn|
his two sons, Huron Alphonse and Bar- jjj
on Louis Rothschild, who spent a wln-H
tor in this.country two or three yeaidfj
ago, under Ihe aegis of August Belm?nt|
"( New York, the Boltnonts having re-1
[?resented the Rothschilds in this eouh-3
try for now soini seventy years-. Tht |
eldest of the hoys. Baron Alphonse. i.-jl
an oUlcer of the Sixth Dragoon regi *j
inent, and will now take his father's |
place at the head of t ire Vienna House B
of tho great finnnclal dynasty of Roths-1
child. If he goes about a good deals
In Viennese society, it is largely owing |
to t he patronage of old Princess Pauline $
Metternich, who has always been i Ii
warm friend of the Rothschilds
When Princess Metternich went (i. s
Paris as the wife of tho Austrian am- J
bassador to the court of the Tullorles.o
she found the late Baron and Baroness |
Alphonse Rothschild occupying quite a |
prominent position in Parisian Napb-1
Iconic society, and figuring conspicuous- ft
ly in tho entourage of the parvenu g
French Bmpcrpr and Empress. She hail 'J
to choose, hot ween tho alternative of t]
ignoring them, as ttoe members of the I]
Hebrew race had up to (hat time been ]
socially ignored at Vienna, or follow- :]
ihg the example of the Parisian Bona- j
partist world, and accepting them. Like j
a sensible woman, she chose the lattei |
almost inevitable alternative, her posi- i
Hon as ambassadress considered, and
found Utile reason to regret it. For
the late Baroness Alphonse Rothschild,
who had been brought up in England,
was a very witty and attractive woman,
with whom she became great friends.
Later on. when the Metternichs, by I
reason of the appalling extravagance
prevailing in court itfe In Paris durJiig
the closing years of thy empire, h>
camo Involved in letnporary financial
difficulties, Baron Alphonse Rothschild
was only loo delighted to come to their
assistance in the most delicate and
lavish manner. After the fall of the
Kreuch empire, when the princess had
resumed her position In society at
Vienna, and had become its acknow?
ledged leader, Bettina, one of the
daughters of the Alphonse Rothschilds,
married .Albert Rothschild who had jusi
died at Vienna. The Princess, who had
known Bettina from childhood, took
her up when she came to Vienna, and
for~"'hor own hake and for I hat of her
mother, became her soelal sponsor, and
through her. also of her husband, Al?
bert Rothschild, and of his brother,
the late Nathaniel, whom she used tu
I laughingly describe ns her "Hausjud."
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