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JJuetneaa Office.91? K. Mein Street Coutb K.chmoDj.lie* Hull Street Petersburg Bureau....1W N. ?yc*?i>r? street fyrcebbure Bureau.215 Ehfhtu Street BT MAIL- Ono Six Three Oct POSTAGE PAID. Tear. Met. Mo?. Mo Dally with fiu:.u*y.Jft-cc jj.co ?160 .W Daily without Sunday... 4.00 3.00 1.00 .? pu;,Jty edition only. LOO L00 .CO .23 SYaeklr (Wednesday).... LOO M 'jt ... By Tlmee-DIspatch Carrier Delivery t-er *ice tn Richmond (and suburbs) and Peters tours;? One Week. Dally with Sunday.B cent* Dally without Sunday.10 cent* 0unday only....6 cent* Kntared jsrunrv 57. BOS, at Richmond, Va.. ** aeeocd-clftjs matter under act of Con cress of March ?. lS7f. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1911 paacr .-:?r-tt-,---=-= 1T1E JVORTHCRN XlflCK. On the subscription of JiuO.OOO by the people of Richmond r railroad will be built ihrot'.gh the Northern Neck, which will make that rich and pros? perous rountry directly tributary to this town. Chanhing M. Ward, a mail j of large experience and of the highest Integrity of character, will undertake the work upon the assurance of this amount of money from the people of Richmond, and the Chamber of Com: merce has placed itself behind the movement. No part of the, money wil'. be called for until the road has act ? ally been built for a distance of j thirty miles, whon 4n per cent, of the subscription will be called, and 11 remaining 60 per cent, upon the com? pletion of the entire Hno and Its ac? tive operation. The subscription usltid for is to be ms de upon condition that the work of construction shall beam within twelve months, and that the toad shall be completed within two years front the time the work of building has begun. The Northern Neck is one of the richest parts of Virginia. Almost in eight of Richmond, it contributes prac? tically nothing to the business of Rich? mond and gets praetlcnlly nothing from Richmond. This is n condition that fdiould not exipt any longer. The lands of the Northern Neck are fertile, the people, of whom there are about? sev? enty thousand. are Virginians. They would like to trade with us and have its trade with them: they would like most of all to be plnccd in human touch with the Capital of the State. The building of the projected toad will bring the Northern Neck int?> connec? tion with the heart of the State, nhd the determination of the Chamber of Commerce to rnis,e the- money thai will assure the construction of the road is ill he bailed with satisfaction, not only by the people of Richmond; bin the seventy thousand ptf?plc wlio live in the Neck. MBB DEB \\ 11,1, OUT. Thirteen years- ago Edgar Stripling and his brnther-in-law, Terrell Hough, ihot William Cbrhcti to death while Seated in his own hbtisei firing upon him through a window and without giving him r. chance for his life. This /?rutal assassination was. committed in Harris County. Georgia. The two murderers wore arrested promptly, were tried, convicled of murder In the first degree and were sentenced to life I imprisonment in the penitentiary Hough went to the penitentiary, began! to serve his sentence and was par- J Soncd. Stripling, with the assistance of his friends and by bribing lite jailor, made his escVapc. .-lb lived fur a time in North Carolina, at Rcldsville, was once employed as a special a fli? er r by the Southern Railway, and finally made his way to Danville, Vir? ginia. Four years ago he was elected Chief of Police of that town by the Prohibition Council, .although .it the lime of his appointment, or election, be was not a citizen of tin State. Some weeks ago a visitor to Dan- I vllle from Columbus. Georgia; \vat told by Morris, for that whs the name In- j had adopted; that he was rid gar Strip? ling, and the man from Columbus Upon j his return homo related the interesting i ? Incident o? hip having met in Danville J the escaped murderer. It. was deter. I mined by the few surviving friends: ! of the murdered Cornett. whose body ' has lonn since turned to dust, that lire 1 ends of justice would be served only i by the arrest and long delayed pirn- i Ishment e-f the murderer. Extradition j papers were issued by the Governor j of Georgia and honored by tin Gov? ernor of Virginia. i esterday Striplitigj allac Morris, was apprehended and ] Inst night he was taken back to Geor? gia to pay the earthly penalty of hi* ; crime. He denied nothing, admitted everything, was the coolest and least \ concerned matt in Danville about il, asked for the privilege of saying goodbye to his wife and ten children, end went back to Georgia with (lie statement that he would soon return to Danville nn?j resume his place in the community. -It Is said that if he had not been arrested yesterday this Georgia mur? derer would have been re-cHecte.d Chief of Police nt the meeting of the Couri ~-^cll to-night and thaw fo?~-Sn spite of the fact that he has adrhinlsier?d ills office with a brutality that has; of? fended Hie law-abiding BehSo of the community, having killed dining his term of office two men, one negro and one white map, and being noted in the community lor ins violent dispco union, which was nowhere, more clear? ly displayed than when he Heated an old Confederate soldler. .lohn ;C. De? stine, /villi great brutality for haying Imbibed rather 11101*0 liquor than )? permitted in a prohibition community, nnd for which ofTorice he was fined 'fit} and cost a 'by the Mayor <>t Hie i it y. 'w.hlf* itlji victim h'as released upon tho payment of about one-fifth that amount. Till? story, which is fully told in the news columns of Tho Times-Dispatch; would seem to show that tho cause of Prohibition door- not Invariably select the best and most temperate men for the execution of Its decrees. When he was appointed Chief of Police, Stripling, nlins Morris, war; not oven a citizen of the community "f which he was made the peace oificer. Ho was known to be of a violent and reckless disposition, during his service In this enpacity ho slow two men. lie bad tin reputation of being '.'quick on the trigger," nnd ho was slated for con? tinuance in the office tor which ho was In no sense fit. and to-day ho is On his way to Georgia to spend the remainder of bis life behind tho bars for the assassination <>f William Cor? nell thirteen years tfgo. The facts of tho ctiso carry their own comment. Murder will put. COMING OUH WAY AT IjAST. Everything is coming ovir way at last. Our friends on the other side of the old line have bail a vision of the South. itr marvelous resources, its wonderful climate, it- strong clyjilxa- : tlon. and they have reached tho con-j elusion, after many years of Western exploitation, that the pickings are bettor in this part of the country than in any other region on the face of the globe. Wo do not mean to suggest that these nation builders have boon j influenced by any selfish eonsldera-. lions, but tho fact is thai the star of empire leads to the South?not the political SoUtli* because, speaking in a broad way. there is no political South l ut the industrial South, the commer? cial South, the material South. Poo;>!?? would not bolio\o i:. if Hie fads did not sustain it. that Florida has velbped tviiiiiii the lust few years into) ji'land of promise as well as tin- hi lid ] of flowers. This has not been thc| result of native effort so much as. of t-ittsidc observation: the old Kornau theory of the eagles gathering wher? ever Hit; carcass happened to \<f. con? trolling the trend of population ib Florida more than any other eonsld? era tlou. It is with tho view of further pro? moting hctiylly in Southern develop-': linent that Leslie's Weekly, wlTolly uh- | sympathetic' with the Southern view inj politics, has determined to publish a fc-pcclal edition on Hie Sixth of April J devot cd to the advertisement of the resources of the South and to be called "Tho Southern Prosperity Number." In the Pros pect us, we are told that "from cover to cover this number is a superb tribute to tho marvelous growth and material prog? ress of the New South.'' We do not like the term "The Nc?v South." There is nothing in it. except an ap? pealing sort of clicap rhetoric, the only South worth while being the? South which has kept t a till with itself and with its traditions. Leslie's "Weekly, however, is only re.i:ardlnu. tlie question from an industrial view point, and as itf-i Southern number is to bo written entirely by Southern men, who have borne tho burden and bent of the day, wo may very well anticipate that tho work will be well done and wholly sympathetic in its appreciation of what has been accom? plished for the upbuilding of the South. The direct gain front such a special publication as ibis is that it | will Inform the home seekers, the Inf.! dustrlul workers, the financial Invest? ors of the North as to the triie con? dition of things down South. During the existence of carpetbag and negro rule in tho South our groat- I est difficulty war in obtaining a hear? ing before any Northern audience. Thank:- to the into Alexander K. Mc Clurc. of Philadelphia, and the work | of tho Now Volk Sun, the South at last obtained a hearing, and tho South t. -day Is bettor understood than ever before since the foundation of the i Government. V*?' are all deeply in- J d'.bled to such journals as Leslie's Weekly for their present Interest in the'- South; Thousand-- of men north ot tho Potomac Itlver have never vis? ited this part of the country. They have fed the pigeons in San Mario Square, Venice, they have sailed on Lake Combi scaled the Pyramids, ei bssed the Alps, wandered amidst Ihe ruins of buried empires beyond the plliyod the games al Monte Carlo', felt realty devilish at* Maxim's, but Hoy have never cOihc South, prefer? ring t" make their Investmente in K.4usus itiid Nebraska mortgage*. : when: the simoom, play ami the poli? ticians revel with impossible theories rather than to take their chance* whore ilo ir money would command it higher rite "f Interest, and where >;s long as seed Hint and harvest shall continue there is money to be made and civilization to be conserved. S'l I lilt I :t) CP "SAi ll-.TV": As-sotlate .lust ice liar Inn's speech in Washington, in which he denounced the fashlohilblcs who'have broken the quiet ami good ord< r of that, eoin munity on Sunday by their teas and dinner parties and other More c???idl? ing entertainments, has .stirred up a storm of denial and protest. With one accord they arc all beginning to make excuse- They flicP not Tnhrt ?< "tho custom was brought hero from the Continent,"' said Mrs. Matthew Scott, "and has been growing ever hincc." Mrs. Scott agrees entirely with i'lus* tico Harlan In his view of the situa? tion. Mrs. Loohard Wood, the wife of llic Chief o: the General Si art of the Army. Is said to attend, cither a tea i or a dinner every Sunday, and it is I alleged that Mrs. .lohn Hays llam ! mold. Mrs .lame- \\\. V.adsworth, wife of Representative Wudsworth: M Henry I'm Pont* wife Of Senator biil'ont; ?Mrs. Led Leiter, Mrs. Oliver Crom? well, alt believe In Siinday dinners I and lean to some extent, and frequent I ly'attend them. Recently dinners nnd ? muslcales have been tho# most favor I cd form of Sunday entertainment ! among; the society lenders. When the weather wan good, dinners have been given at Chevy Chase nnd the Coun? try Club, and it is protested by the New York set, which appears to have I been perniciously active, that they see. no wrong In Sunday dinners. Sunday j teas nnd Sunday muslcales, nnd re- I ! paid the speech of Justice Harlan as ; directly aimed at them and those who sympathize with them in their view' of what Is proper on the Lord's Day. j They appear to know at least what | Justice Harlan tnenn?. nnd It looks as if he hit the tarnet. The Presidential sei Is Bald to he ! in entire sympathy with the views ex? pressed by Justice Harlan. It is I known that Mis. Taft has been most pronounced In her opposition to hirpc Sunday entertainments of miy sort, and, of course, nil the ladies of the Cabinet sympathize with her in this I view. < ?n the other hand, most of the 'prominent members of the Diplomatic, Army. Navy and Congressional sets think that Justice Harlan is meddling with matters which "are none of his business.'' We hope, however, that he j uiii keep it up. Tho bettor public sentiment of the country is with him and the better sentiment of the people at tlo- National Capital as well. We are sure that he does not sympathize j with the 1'uritaitlc Sunday of the witch | burning age in New England, and be doubtless believes as most of his fel? low citizens believe in the right of every man to worship Hod according to the dictates of his own conscience, but for its effect on tho moral stamina of the people of Hie country, the con-l version of Sunday into a day of wild social dissipation is as much to bo deprecated as any other of the of (c:isen against veil ordered society. i,ot 1,1? thinks i'r's \ <;<u?i> thing. Frank lay Could has writ leu a let? ter lo tio- New Voik American ex? pressing lite opinion that the decision of the interstate Commerce Comm's siou in the railroad freight rates cusos "is just and will prove salutary.*' lie says that "the decision shows that the I railroads . an make a fair return of j profit upon the basis of the present j raids tinder an economic administra? tion :',' that "with the natural increase in tlfe business of the country and the dey?iopin?nt of its resour;co8i increased bttsitjoss la coming to the railroads;** that ''the welfare ot the public de? mands that the railroads should be inn on a clean business basis, and it was never contemplated that the office of railway ofllcials should be in the halls of legislation." and. Dually, that "thjc Undings of that Commission must prove of comfort to the thinking in? vestor, for they clearly show thai his securities have a real value, in addi? tion to earning power, back of llietu which should increase in the future, thus insuring their stability." This is an interesting view of the .subject, the Brandeis view. In a sense. Hint the railroads arc to be saved by economic management rather than by volume of business. The statement that the decision of the Commission shows that the Investor's securities ?"have a real value, in addition to earning power, back of them" is somewhat, j cryptical, and we confess frankly that ; we do not know what it means, as we have always thought, that the only real ! value of railroad securities depended upon the earning power of the rail? roads issuing the securities. Wc sup? pose, however, that Air. Gould has j reference to the stoeic-jobbing con? venience of such securities in the busi? ness of the exchanges; vvo certainly should not attach very great import? ance to anything that the Gould in? terests would say sis to the practical management of railroad properties. There has been a considerable increase, as the reports tiled with the Commis? sion show, in the moss business of the roads during tffe last year, but j there bus been during the same period, ns i In- same reports show, a discourag? ing falling off in the ro t earning:; of "the roads. We do not understand it. n?r how the railroads are to escape from a very practical situation. They 1 have been protesting all along that I they cotiid not live on the rates they I have been receiving for their service and they have no surplus: that naif be ! employed for such extensions and do 1 velopmenl as "the natural increase in the business" will require. There was another little Hurry in the securities market yesterday, and there is undoubtedly much set ions ro Jlertiou among the people who have money t<> invest as to the rnilcomo. I The railroad builders have said that 'till enormous amount of capital is re? quired tor necessary railroad extent sions and reconstructions in the coun? try, and while the prosent owiners may (find it advisable to put up to keep from being shut up on the principle of' the ordinary gambler who has risked! j so much that he is willing to risk more, there door, nut appear to in liny greiil rush of new capital into the rail? road held. \\'e shall be able to see, within n few months, perhaps, how the ? '?adily decreasing net earnings of the railroads will affect both "the public and the security holder," whom Mr. ' Gould seems to hold in almost stffec- ? j Honate consideration. VT THtS H.VI> OP THE ItOI'E. J The present Congress will die n nat? ural death to-morrow, Mutch I. it will be famous in American annals for what it did not do rather than for what it accomplished. Ii passed the Hayno I Aldrlch tariff low, ii pulled the fangs I of Speaker Cannon, H pas. ed the sullo- j way pension bill ??-which is designed to tnko $r>O,0OG,OQ0 out of ijte pockets of J the . people for distribution largely union;! those who never ma relied a mile, or suu an enemy in the Held, or fought a battle?II (the House) agreed, ! tbank's to the Democrats; to the reel proclty treaty with Canada. It was not altogether had and it was fnr from being good. ? The Senate was lcsd effective In. its work than tho House, much of the t'mo of that body bc'ng consumed in playing for position, with the result that muny of tho Senators who have been conspicuous for years will be heard of no more forever. Bcverldgo is down and out. -id we uro glad of it; Aldrlch and Hale and Depew nnd Bulkoley have passed out, and the country still lives. Cummins Is still there, and LaFollotto and Borah, still Intent on advertising their own virtues for what they get by it for themselves. Somebody at the White House?wo do not know whether It was the postlfer- j ous Norton or the President himself when he was not feeling exactly right ?put a erlmp In Mr. LaFolletto when he declined to call at tho Executive offices when politely requested to do so, by appointing one of LiaFollolte's very own to some little office out Wisconsin way, and J^aFollotto has never been quite the same since. Tho nox,t Son ate may be an improvement on tho present body; It is certain that It will not he worse. It is a pity that there was not as clean a sweep In the Son ate as there was In the House at tho November elections. Wo would caution the Democrats against making any alliances with- tho so-called "Progros . lyeSiV They are ho more to be de? pended upon by the Democrats than by 1 the Regulars of their own party, and if any trading shall be necessary we should fool safer in trading with 'ho Regulars than with tho bushwhackers, i Who have assumed many virtues,, though possessing none. ? hie of the disturbing elements in the Senate has been a man by the name ! of Jonathan 'Bourne from Oregon, a sort of attache or hanger-on of the Colonel in the bid times when tla in? field and .Tusseraiui played tennis with Hie Colonel, and who whs : up nosed to ; be standing In with the Adrriiriistra- j tt?iii until the other night, when b<- , turned himself loose In the Senate and j charged all sorts of things against Mr. j Taft about his use of the appointing power for his own political purposes. Claiming for the Prealdent, except In the case of certain offices, the exclusive power of appointment, the Douisvllle C<iurier-.lournnl charges that Con? gressmen have used the "right," v. Inch they have assumed, to control appoint? ments id oinco "for purposes of 'bribery' and ?intimidation.- in construct? ing for themselves 'machines' in their j districts, for the promotion of their own personal and political Interests. . . . If It were riot because Congress? men wish to misuse their patronage for bribery and intimidation, It would not be In the power of the President to bribe and intimidate them by mis? using It. Except for Ihu. misusing It, Congressmen would not care for the patronage which they now consider their greatest asset, but. Indeed, would welcome the relief from the vexatious responsibility of apportioning this pat? ronage, cheerfully leaving it in the hands of the President, who has. in fact, turned 1/ over to them In order Lb relieve himself of the same vexatious responsibility." THE INWEMJV COUNCIL. Sixty-four men form the Board of Directors for dispensing Richmond's; three million dollar annual budget, for the government of its citizens and the administration of its gas, water and electric works. Forty couhcilmeri and twenty-four aldermen from eight wards moot Iii'separate .session month? ly The two branches have innumer? able joint standing and special com? mit tecs. N'o municipality of Richmond's size in this country has so large a Council, or so unwieldy a method of govern? ment. It is in tho credit of the hiori who compose the councils, and who lead the '-011111:11 tees, that they have wrought sb weil with so poor an In? strument. CSood men and able have been elector!, have wearied of many meetings and much detail, and have dropped out.' others have remained in harness only n personal sacrifice and against their inclination. While no idea in government has in recent years taken so deep n hold on tile piihlie mind as tho commission, with its dally moiling, its direct per? sonal responsibility, Iis efficiency In action, its productiveness of results? there has been among cities which have not adopted the commission plan of city government, a noticeable mover niout toward smaller councils. The re? duction of meritbership ha? uniformly mad, for olllcioncy, has centered tho attention of voters oh picked men nnd has put the a Hairs of the municipality In the hands of a compact body, capa bi< of producing results. Atlanta; with a population of 14?,-f 000, still has tho bi-cameral council, with ten wards but there are but two councllmon and one alderman from brich, making ,i Common Council of twenty, arid a Board of Aldermen of ton. Cleveland, like many progressive cities, has a one-branch Council. There is one member from each of tho twen? ty-six wards, with six elected at large, making a Council of thirty-two. Detroit, with a population of 17 7. 000, has eighteen wards, from which j there arc two members each, making a one-branch Council of thirty-six. Nash? ville, with 130,000 people, has twonty fivi wards, from which there come to the singb-bianch Council one mem? ber each, . S\ i acuso has n one-branch Council of nineteen members, elected from ninciO' n ward.- Rochester has twenly-lwo wards, with a Council made up oi ,.ito member* from each. Denver bus sixteen wards, from each of which there comes one councilman, and there arc seven supervisors. New Or-1 loans has seventeen wards, with one til clermnn from each, and four elected at huge. Boston 'still has twenty-live wards, hilt II bus abandoned Ihb old nlati of watil ranrosfinl.u.tlou. urwl )a If a- mau'fi face is* his fortune, then ho should frame it in a good collar governed by h one-brunch Council of nine members, elected fit luryc. Toron? to, Canada, with seven wards, lias a Single Hoard of twenty-five tncmbcrs, t Iii co from each w ard und four elected Jit large. hichunod in by constitutional limita- | Hons tiie way will hot open for Virginia j cities to adopt a commission plan ror I several years?and amendment must first be ? i ' !i by all the people. Councilman Clyde Ratcllffo,, of Dee Want, will offer In the Common Coun? cil on Monday nicht a resolution he is preparing In consultation with City At? torney Pollard, proponing a reduction in the membership of both brunches <>f the Council. Inder the chat tor of tho city there htusl be (lye council men nnd throe aldermen from each ward, but the Council itself may increase or diminish the number of wards, and must riftt r every United States census adjust the lines to secure as nearly as I may be equal representation. Mr, Rrtt-i cliff e proposes n resoluMon reducing the htimber of wards to" lour, effective from the next election of council men, making n Cdmmon Council of twenty, and u Board of Aldermen of twelve. The number of standing committees would be cut in half. The measure i*; hot antagonistic to on . recently proposed |>y Councilman Politick, Vvhleh provides h special coin* iiilttey to study ci?estiotis of municipal 'management with n view pf finding sonic moro satisfactory way of hand- | Iitidetail. relieving councilman of Potty matters of acl tri in 1st ration There have been proposals before lb ehanigt! the form of governmentit has beeti proposed to etil flown the num? ber and pay the members; but. the Council has never been called on to vote on th<-> deir -Mit proposition of reducing the membership to :. work? ing basis, without any conditions: Tho It?tcliiYc resolution is in the interest of economic and efficient conduct of Hie people's affairs. Whatovei means arc devised hereafter for simplifying" the administration of the various ex? ecutive departments should pass, and pass at once. A PAY I XC REFORM. I'or the first time In many years the city of Columbia, South Carolina, will have a surplus available for permanent Improvements under the income esti? mated by the City Council tor the year 1011. Except for Its lloatlng bond issue, the city will bo free from debt. In 1011 a "reserve fund" of ?118,705 can be used i',,r permanent improvements. When the present administration look charge of Columbia It faced a deficit of nearly $05,000. By the close of mil Columbia will be out of debt, haying spent a large sum for permanent im? provements. Richmond is about two and a half times as l uge as Columbia. The com? mission form of government has; been adopted by Columbia. Dill inn Russell. Doctor Frederick a. Cool;, tho Original Discoverer of tho North I'ob-, and all other persons of consequence have developed remark? able talent in vaudeville. Ir is an? nounced by the Greensboro Record that .lohn R. Ross, the business man? ager of the Charlotte Observer, will appear at the Academy -of .Music in Charlotte this week in a "Fete In Flowerland," leading the. Sunflower I Chorus and dance, with the assistance of such local talent as the performers of this great undertaking shall be able to assemble. The Record is informed that Actor Bosh wi.ll wear "a cos tu mo tmidc out of thai, frizzly stuff which Is designed to show him off to the beat I advantage." Talk about. Katisha's shoulder-blade: It was hot in the same class, and the "Fete in Kloworland" will be worth going hundred-; of miles to see if the railroad rates avore not so high and the conductors were al? lowed to pull the mileage on the train. Hear the evidence about bad roads in Kssex. A correspondent of Die ?r banna Sentinel sa j k: "Otir roads are almost Impassable, as one of your own citizens will tcs ; tl'fy. I learn tint! his- pair passed ion with parts of tho t races, while he land his companion remained in tho buggy to gazo upon the alums; hot- j tcmless mud." ? j This sort of thing is going 6? all i the time all over the Old Dominlnn. H would ho just at well if the Essex j people would plant a few good roads. | Senator Jonathan Bourne, of Oregon, will take some comfort probably in the fact that -Rise Santos Zelaya, tho exiled President ?<( Nicaragua, has written a pamphlet of sixteen pages in which he denounces president Taft as slanderer, as having "shamelessly aided the rebellion." and fir having a "bad conscience.'' Jose would probably bo pleased to lend Jonathan some choice epithets for hi;; use in case he shall consider it hoeessary for hlin to renew his denunciation of the Presi? dent. The nigger from Nicaragua and the Konntet- from Oregon would make u. eli..i../ loam. / ?--? , ? ? .-. ;;?. - ; --?-p' Daily Queries and Answers Address ail communications for this column to Query Editor? Times-Dlspatcfa. No mathematical problems will bo solved, no I coins or stamps valued and no dealers' numes will bo given. I ? I ' r . ? - ?_ Cmiipennntloti tor Sup port. Please toll mo whether I am entitled to anything for supporting and wait? ing on my grandparents. They arc ab solutely ItolpJess und have made will to tietrsi if so, how am I to get it? U N. ?. You can present a bill to the ex? ecutor of the estate of those aged jpooplo after they have died. You have a quasi-contractual claim for sup? port In this case. No I'oemN Reprinted. Will you kindly publish in your pa? per a little poem written by an old North Carolina soldier. which was written in lSC;t, and dedicated to his wife, by A. W. Christie? I will give you the first lines of the little poem: "I am dying. is she coming? Throw the window open wide. Is she coining? Oh. I love hor ?More than all the world beside." If you can tind this please send me the poem or paper. L. K. ANDERSON. We do not reprint poems in this column. The poem desired Is not In our collection. federal Officers and the laconic Tux. To settle a friendly dispute will you answer in your Query Column if tt United Slates officer, stich a? United States Senator or member of Congress, collector of Internal revenue or post piaster, has to pav an Income fax to the State? REN The salary of n Federal officer can no;'! ho taxed in iiriy way by u St;it?? Aiiy income, outside of compensation or emolument received by such an ofli cor is. however, taxable by the Stale. The Ship* of Columbus. Phase give the name of the three Vessels that brought Columbus and Ills crow In the discovery of America. S. Santa Maria; Nina, Pinta. TrekpitiiH In Gravcynrdn. Please publish In your Query Col? umn what is the law for trespass oh church properly, such as hauling "loss tin.' lot with heavy loads, cut? ting up the lot. 13. H. SPARKS. i Oak Park Any damage to a graveyard, it? lots. Its stones. Its flowers, or any other part of It, Is n punishable trespass, for which the offender may bo lined hoi more than $100 or confined in jail for not more '.ban six months. Lenne Q.uof?tlbn, Two years ago l rented a house, pay? ing $2r. per month rent and signing a irly '.f-ar-o. Last .Inly 1 notified the agent in writing that [ Intended to vacate the premises Saptejn'ber i. giv? ing the reo,ulred two months" notice, Tl line day I notified him he sent tile n notice that the rent won Irl be $30 per month. Along In Atigust I saw lh< agent and told film If he would do certain thing:- about the house J might take Into consideration the advlsahlllty of remaining1 there one more year. Th? repairs were not made for three months after being promised, so 1 would not sign a lease, and notified him In writ? ing that l was only staying In the house :;n a monthly tenant, and could vacate any month by giving him the required ten days' notice. I contend that he. by raising the rent made the previous lease null and void, and by my (giving him the desired notice in July to vacate and by him not fulfilling his promisee to put ihq house In proper repair until throe months afterwards, and 1 notifying him I was only renting monthly, that I a til free to quit the promises any time after giving ten days' notice, Tito agent contends 1 must remain until September, 1011. Please give os your opinion. QUARTERS. This case uppedrG to malte you out la tenant, from month to month, but I oh the facts stated we can give you no definite opinion as to the merits ot your contention. Much depends on tho form OiTTthe old louse. In this depart? ment we are unable to give more than a,horseback oplnloij, and if legal advice Is necessary, you will Und that It will pay you to consult a practicing law? yer. Von should act only after consul: tatlon with o lawyer. Byrd'w CoiuimiuIoum, When was the boundary lino between Virginia and North* Carolina run, ami who assisted Colonel William Byr'd Iii making the survey'.' S. C. C. On the ilrst expedition: Peter Jones. Thomas Jones, Thomas Short, Robert Hlx, John Evans, Stephen Evans, John Ellis. John Ellis, Jr.. Thomas Wilson, George Tit than. Charles Klmbal. George Hamilton. Thomas Jones, Jr.. John Rice, James Potlllo, Richard Smith. Oh tho second expedition, all IhQAc who wore oh tho Ilrst were included, and the following wore added: Abra? ham Jones, Bdward Powell, William Pool, Wiiliam C'alvert, James Wilitlock Thomas Pago. Striking Out a Section. Please answer the following through your valuable paper to settle a contro? versy: I; a < ".-lain section in a certain arti? cle of a law struck out entirely and another section put In Itu place, which would bo proper to say; To strike out the said section and Insert another sec? tion, or to strike out the said section and substitute another section? G. E. G. Tho Orat if, In accord with the heal pa rllamontary procedure, Lee's Farewell Addrefts. Please answer through your Query Column if any soldier know* what object General Ben stood hear when lie delivered his farewell address. .1. A. W. Inspection hit our reference ho-ik fulls to give ah answer t" thir ques? tion. We are not sure that General I Lee delivered the address personalty; LOSES LAST MEMBER OF HOME RULE PARTY Hi I,A ?IAItai ISK ?15 FOATI3XOV. ~. i? 1NG GEORGE Is dispensing with the services of tho only one ol f^?* Ijifi gentlemen In watting who i n member of the home rule party, namely, Captain the Hon. mi way Sey? mour C.utf o. only brother and next heir to the Barl of Desart, whoso daughter, Lady Sybil Cuffe, married the late William Bayard Cutting1, of New York. .Ihm In the same way as Captain Cuffe's maintenance.'a,** a member ot Hi* royal iousehnld by Rdward ViI, was constru? ed as an indication of sympathy with i ..? home rule party, ho will the cap tain's retirement >>e Interpreted as a lack of good will on the part of King George tor the Nationalists. Captain Cuffe three years ago was elected Mayor of Kilkenny by the tin titlimotts vote of tho corporation, all of whom were home rulers. He is also president of lite local nranch of the < teile League, and ly taking a leading; part in tiie cultivation of tobacco in >: ' elpg in tact the managing director of a to bacco-i growing company in which his widowed sister-in-law the Dowager Countess of Desart. Is one of, the principal stockholders. This Dowa Countess Desart is daughter ami heiress of the late Henry BlschoffsheJm,' the well known London financier, and the London "Daily News." Sonn time ago the town of Kilkenny voted her its freedom, in recognition of ail tho good slic had done for the peo? ple In thn district, this being the Hist case of a woman, or of a member of tho Jewish race, ever being honored with the freedom of a city or town'in tire Emerald Isle. The present Lord Desart is now one i of the British members of the Interna? tional court of arbitration at Tho ] Hague, and was for many years publics prosecutor. lb- rejoices in the alld gethor appalling Christian name of Agmoiidishnm, which was borne by the! father of the first Lord Desart,' and j also by the hitter's maternal grand? father, Col; Agmohdlsham Musehamp. of Cromwell's Roundhead army, through whom be inherited a considerable amount of property. Tho Cuffes ori? ginally hailed from Somersetshire, but since Tudor times have been settled in Ireland. Hugh Cuffe receiving a grant of fi.OOO acres in County Cork from Queen Elizabeth. The honors of Lord i Desart are all Irish, and do not carry' with them any sent In the House of Lords. The Secretary of State for War has issued in the last number of the Ivon- I don "Official Gazette," an annottneentent j to the effect that although the. mystor- I ions disappearance and continued ab- i sencc of Lieut. Frederick Form or lies-' kcith, ol the Ninth Lancers, had leftlho ' j,military authorities no alternative but! to remove him from the. army,' yet that this step on their part did not , imply any reflection on the character or good name of the young officer. This! is equivalent to an intimation that the W ar Department does not look upon him in the light of a deserter, and that It shares the fear of his pnrents Unit some harm may have come, to hlrn. Despite all the efforts of Sir Thomas Fetmor (lesketh and of his Amerlcnn wife, who was Miss Florence Sharon, daughter of the Into United State:? Senator Sharon, of Nevada, anel not? withstanding ali the money which they Have spent in instituting, through the regular police and through private de? tective agents, a search for him in all parts of tho wptid, especially here in America, yet nothing whatsoever has been heard of hint since reaching Dub? lin, on the Holyhead mall steamer, on the morning of October 80 last. lie has been wrongly confused with his older brother Thomas, who it; mar ! ricd to Miss Florence Breckenridge, daughter of Mrs. Frederick W. STrtrron, I of San_Fi'ancisco, by her former mar? riage. So that young Mrs. Formor Hos j keth Is a sort of a cousin of her hus? band, though no blood relation. Thomas' I FerrnoT ?Heskelh was formerly a sub? altern of the Royal House Guards, but resigned his commission, so that he I might make fuller use of Ills remark? able faculty for mechanics, a subject on which ho has become a lecturer at I the University of Oxford. I - i King George, who. as long as he was heir apparent to the throne, filled the office of trustee of the British Museum ??an office which was likewise held by his father before him during the last thirty-eight years of Queen Victoria's reign?has now surrendered it to Sir I 'd ward Grey. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Ho has signalized his withdrawal from the board bv loaning to the trustees of the British Museum, for an indefinite period the wonderfully valuable musical library hitherto preserved at Buckingham ??uiaen. u includes among- other trea H?rea, all the MKS; ?[ Handel's composi? tions, cuv. .. . ,i period irimi Kol', when ho was bOvunteon years ?f age, until 176.1, when h< v.u.- becoming blind; comprising .:. volumes of operas, 21 volumes <>i oratorios, ; volumes of odes ami sen nudes, i.' volumes or miscel? laneous sacred music, and ll volumes of cantatas. These were presented to Ucprgo in. a number 0/ years after the doitn of Manuel, t.? his lifelong am nnuensis, John Christopher smith, in gratitude ror Hint Uoorge III. having ? ? tinned to inm the pension widen hud been granted to him by mat inon ari h's mot nor, the Dowager Princess Of wales. This musical library, which Is very large, and to which the Prlnee Consort niauc numerous valuable auditions, is to be housed at the british .Museum in specially constructed room in the new annex, which is almost completed, In Montagu Place, and there toe contents of the royal tniislcnl library will bo available t> students, English and foreign, under the conditions that al? ready apply to the most valuable works In the depart incuts of printed books and manuscripts at. the British Museum. King Gbprge't decision to thus place the celebrated collection of musical works at Buckingham Palace, hitherto InacuG I bio to the public, within tho reach of students from all parts of the world, has aroused it great denl of at? tention In musical Circles; Baron Banffy, who died last Sunday, was perhaps the only Prime Minister of Emperor Francis Joseph who knew this country well, having ipi-nt. a couple of -.ears travel tilg in the United Slates, uit'^r completing hf.s education at the Universities of Berlin and I.eipslc. Of relatively humble origin, he worked his way from the lowest graded of the official hierarchy to the position of provincial governor, from which he was transferred to a seat in the Hungarian cabinet, eventually becoming its Pre? mier. It was while holding that of? fice that tho Emperor bestowed upon him the title of baron, together with a scat in tho Hungarian House of I .drds. His wife was a village school teach? er, and, like tihn. not a Roman Catho? lic, but a. Calvin 1st of tho. most rigid typ.. of course, lie was therefore as Premier most obnoxious to the gloat nobility of Hungary, which Is Catholic to?a mail, ami when he succeeded in effecting the repeal of certain civil disabilities of members of the Jewish faith, and the passage of l?-w? provld j-ihg for civil marriage and civil regls ' trillion-of birth, a severe boycott wan ; instituted against him. and against the j baroness, in which even archdukes arid j.archducnesses of the Imperial family jolnc I. In fact, the couple were forc ? ed to withdraw from most of the enter? tainments and state functions in honor of the Hungarian Millennium several years ago. Eventually this boycott forced Bar?n Ban ff y to resign the premiership: not because of iniuislorinl defeat, for ho. retained a large legislative majority, but solely on account of the animosity of tho. nobles towards him, and tholr obstructionist tactics, which rendered nil legislation impossible. Forced to choose between doing with? out legislative government in Hungury on the oin- hand, and sacrificing his trusted Premier on the other, the Em? peror chose the latter alternative, and got oven with his roculc.itrant nobles by appointing tho baron to the, posi? tion of Grand Master and Grand Mares chali that Is to say, tho highest digni? tary of the royal court of Hungary, whlcli gave him not only the "pas" of nil tho members of I he Hungarian no? bility, but likewise the right of decid? ing who among thorn wore to be ad? mitted Id court, and who barred, as well as to determine.the. invitations to be sent to court rfurTcTre-ns, and to act us arbiter in all cittestlons of precedence among I ho nobility. 1 (Copyright, 1911, by the Brentwood I Company.) Make this Bank Y our Bank OF RICHMOND.