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Kuiln??.*. Ofrtco.915 B. W?ln Strt?:t Poutb H:cbmond.1105 Hull 6?reil t'alertburK Burkau....109 N. S.vcativ>re Btr??' ! Lynchbur* Bureau.215 Eighth Street j BY MAU- OD? Six Thrro Om POSTAGE PAID. Year. l?oe. Mu*. Mo OrJly with Sunci?y.t&O fS.OO ?2.50 .N D-dly without Sunday... <.00 S.OO l.W .N f-uoday ?dltlo? only. iv.00 l.K) .to .? \V??kly <W?duriday)- 1.00 .1* .55 ... J?y rtmef-DJjpjtch Carrier l.icllvery Sor rtco in Richmond lantl subutb'i ?nd Poter?. burff? Daily Oally without Sunday.1" conti I Sunday oDly.6 conti j Enters .January .7. 19?. ?t rtlchn.ona. \>. /.? secotid-claiB matter undor ?et uf Coa- j traaa of March 3. 1ST9. THURSDAY, MARCH 1911; ?rill-: v ah * nun in thxas. Twenty thousand inen have' boon or j'crcd to Texas, und the armored cruiser squadron, consisting of at least four of. the lastest and but-rtshtinsesl ships: in the Navy, ha* been ordered to Ctuan- t ton a mo. There will be two thousand j marines with the ships; and plenty more within easy call, thus making the] United Stute- forces Immediately available tor active service in the Held not far short of 25,000 men of war. fully equipped for fighting, and "nary an enemy" in sight. Kyer so many explanations have been made of this sudden demonstration. one story is that it has been undertaken "for the protection of American and other for (ign properties in Mexico," and tin other is that it "is designed chiefly for its moral effect." and is ''likely to act . .' i support t? the Diaz povcrnhient." The Army and Navy Departments -<t Washington have tried to nuke the Im? pression that .his movement of the soldiers and sailors of our reunited i dun try Is intended only as a punt ma? noeuvre; but the strategists on the out : ide are far too clever to credit any stich story as that: 'it was learned to-day." said one of Hie newspaper scouts hanging about the Hanks of (he on-advancing host (we do not know who lold him about it. ' but lie certainly I heard it. as nobody could mrthc up a | story like that, just sol, "that the troops .ire equipped with ball cart-1 ridges." which is a sure sign that it is j intended that they .-hall shoot up some- I tiling. Then thirty*six companies ofi const artillery have been pressed into service as infantrymen. and that '?looks like business," to be sure. i?.c rides, "it is unprecedented to hold hi a ? noouvrcs at this lime of year"; they ' are generally held in midsummer, und! that it: regarded as "significant"; and. "in addition to all this, the present announcement of manoeuvres differs absolutely from the course that the Wat and Novy Departments have pur? sued on former occasions. Their plans have ordinarily beer, laid months ahead "nd have been the subject of the widest publicity;" It was rather mean, of course; that the Army and Navy au? thorities should have kepi Iheit plans quiet and sprung this surprise on the country, it is not the way we have been tie ustoiued to flghting in lit lit country; but now that the cat is out of the bag, und the defences about New Vorl. an I nt Hampton Ho.ids, the "two most im? port int points of defence on iht .Ulan tic coast," have been stripped of their artillerymen, the Commander-in ?( 'hiid should mke a clean breast of his reul I intentions and relieve the terrible strain' that has bcVn placed on the American imagination/. Still another suspicious circumstance shout the whole affair is that the ap? propriations for the. Arm,- and Navy have run low, and the small appropri? ations that have been made for the next fiscal year will not. ho available before the first of. July, and here wo have thisi expensive demonstration for the pin pose of creating "a deficiency which v. ill have to be supplied by a Demo? kratie Iloutc of Representatives''' United Stater- people are said to have Invested $i,o??,?OO,6oO in Mexico, a large British concern has complained j bitterly to iir- Government about the I depredations of the Insurrcetds, and; the United States, w hich is at tin- us J policeman for the yVcsterh Htjunisphc'reU Intends that ilu Monroe Doctrine sliail and must he obeyed, and ever so niut-b ' more of. the samt son of stuff and mm sense. All that is certainly known i'sjj that the United states are pouring an ] ?tmy into Texas;, and United States ships of war have been sx-nf to Huau lanamo, and that is enough to make tho blood of every jingo in the country fairly tinslr. and every Army contrac? tor reJolee in the prospect of good pick'-' ing<<. and ever; pcht'ion btionioy con? gratulate himself upon tin- chance of another service hill for the hrave sol - diert^ and sailors who have been ordered to the Mexican frontier Th^ almost startling quickness with which this demonstration has been un? dertaken would iippeat tr. disprove the reflections made upon the military, t.'li clehcy of the United States by Captain Richmond Pearson Hvh.-on and other alarmists, who l|a\e been beating the drp*?-s^-i?t\d spreading the news that slnVoKt any sort of an enemy would find this country absolutely unprepared for war. Mexico i said to have ben -lilting .up . v. 1th Japan? i iafeij at 311 altogether unprecedented rate, and every Japanese iH supposed 16 hr .1 fighting men, even if ij< appear t.. i.? onlv a cool-. 01 vi idehoi ffrid when these little folfowH,.'f'o>irl'iip hub Toxhi at 'he. rate of ten tho... :riM] ., day and armed with ball <?:> ttldgi |>i fhiit, and are told that mere .-.:< , rriilfioh or so of;: other equally lit n ivho touid be tlirdwn Into the heb] ,,. i|iiiek order, and millions more \\ lliesp Cittiic from, Ihcv : 1 ic-;- come t ? coli? elusion that tho Vrtitc<l States is Hot'] Chin,i or Korea. j The surest sign that thori i to be no.; lighting !n Texas is tliat Major-Gcherol j Leonard Wood lias net gone to tbe ( t iron, and 'hat nobody lias yet organ-j I ised a regiment of Rough Riders. Tho, iiibaj gratifying thing about it. regard-' e.d from tin- newspaper leaders point! view, i> that Dorothy Arnold will b< Illustrated hereafter, ami until this fcienr? is over, oh one of the inside j pages. Another thing that will occur., to tli.' authorities is the unmilltary and unpatriotic way \vc have in this coun? try of giving away all of our plan: of attack or defence to (lie enemy, if there wer-, any enemy sight. Making war in the newspapers is 'really hoi the liest nu t hod of making war: yet we must insist that there shall be no in | terforenee with the liberty Of tin Press! TUM 13 LECTIONS MUST HE HONEST. W ithout minimizing for a moment I tin danger of the enfranchisement of , a la ige body of negroes as the result i of the strain and stress of a contest j over liquor, or over sonic other ques? tion which might arouse Intense an- . tagonism, and without excusing those, registrars who so' far forgot them? selves as to violate the- spirit of the Constitution, The Times-Dispatch would interpose a word for sanity and clear vision of the situation. Deiiuh- i elation of tii,> Lynchburg registrars is easy; is it hoi better, If.Sti little inbre difficult, tr> work out a reined) .' In tin- first place, it was intended by the Constitution builders that the! registrar should wield considerable' power, (hi no other basis can an un- ' dcrslanding cl tiiso ho successfully opi-rated: for, dropping all pretense, the purpose of lite Democratic party in Virginia was to disfranchise every possible negro and to keep en (he rolls every possible white man. The registrar was expected to excrclso discretion to I be extent of making it dllllcult, or ivc might say practically 1 impossible, for a negro to <;iiul!fy. and it was expected that lie should make, allowances for while mm so as to get ! their names on the books. Nb body of men charged with such ' varied duties as fell tu the lot of the i Constitutional Convention of 1901 can] think of everything. The loophole was j left by thai body for the registrars to do as thpy pleased ill the matter of choosing between the races; no one foresaw that the power would be abus? ed in contests over the sab- of liquor, or the issuance of bonus, or in any! light whore feeling runs high. N'or can the Legislature be justly blamed for falling to enact a punhh hieiil for registrars wlm place on Hie j hooka ih" names of nu n who huVu not ! complied with the mandates of tili? i suffrage clause of the Constitution Only recently, in the storm of locht option contests, has tbe. danger up pea red; and. in fact, it was not beforo the- public to any extent until the re? it nt litigation oyer the result of tho Lynchburg liquor election As Mt. Speaker Byrd pointed out in hi:; New? port News speech, hi ws tire not en? acted until 'he reason for them ap? pears. As tin- do ma lid lor a lav. to' punish registrars has just arisen, n is sale to say (hat the .desired act w ill1 I le- passed by i he next General As- i suinbly. That'much may bo regarded as settled A wrong cannot be righted umii it i-4 a wrong. A crime cannot be pun- > ished. until it has been committed. Wholesale or retail denunciation of the Legislature is unjust, unfair ami j unreasonable. .lodge Christian pointed obi in tn. ? Lyiiciiburf! decision thai .barge of fraud bad been jnado cither in <h proof or in the pleadings. The 'hlrys." astounded by ti e change of sentiment, sough! to have the election set aside upon a technically ?revealing a ser? ious case unbss checked, it is true, but still a technicality. The learned Judge could see iio siitllcient ground upon ; whlcli to override the will of the peo-;J lie VetftiG properly cliaractisriaed Ibi work til Mi - registrars In permit - ting registration without application Ih^.lho WouliPbi voter's hand writ lug j its "Ignorance and negligence" There' was hothiitg to slioiv who profited by j this procedure, end the probabilities j that both sides' registered everybody ] lhey could Nor i ? it fair In Hume such mistakes or. on- side or -, u . other. .Somo of the Ly.nehhiirs i'egistrfirjs arc, said to have -been oh llie \\-\" side, When the negroes were registered in Bristol ilhri'hg the local option campaign, of, l'.oC. llje.V y. t i e |iMI on th< book- by .laities W. Moit. a "dry" lender; whose, j lioii" iv no on.- has f-vcr questioned. ! ! The iii-:,l Legislature Should and j .Will providu suitable punishment, j without the necessity for hysteria, for jan.. stich mistake* in the future SAINT PATRICK. Next week, wherever there i.s a loyal : Irish lent, the greilt deed;: of St. I Patrick will be celebrated. It has j been ehxlnied Ihaj he was born in j Scotland; it is certainly Know n that j ho Weis not horn in North Carolina, and there Is sonic doubt as to his ex act. hirihplace; but now comes Dr L'va March Tappan, a former teacher in the Worcester (Massachusetts) High . !--'-hi.'oi. vita this statement in''her ; book; "I'.Dropean |-l,cro Stories:" "A few years before Al.u'fe invaded Maty.-' a hoy w i.- born in Lhgland, probably on . tht vS'fsteih Coast, who w as to be? come Ho famoiu St. Patrick." Thai would be almost chough to make Our Patron Saint turn over In hi.- grave (t has been enough cause the hoard of trustees of the Worces? ter school to plan for throwing lr. Tap).aii's liobk out of the school. Dr. Francis A. Cnder wood, a leader of i in- Hibernians and the Knights of RObei'l i.uiiiict. and likewise a member of Hu- beard of triir.teesi has declined his intention to n ah.- ;, light against the adoption o| the book as a text book, (inu^we hope that he win tfuc? cccd. When Dr. Tappaii was asked about It, she replied' that "although St. Patrick tutu lit hove been horn in Scot? land, ns some historians say. Scotland ?>v:i;i then Known as Bnglnhd." Thut ought to stir iip all the^Seotsmcn. and between them and tlieir Irish neigh? bors, common en use should be made against suc.li a text book as tliis. Besides, what had Alarlc t.. do with Hie matter? Why should he have been brought in as a third und wholly dis? interested party to such 1 controversy ' us this1/ it has been claimed that St. I'a.trick was really a Presbyterian, but ibis contention we shall nut press until we s<-c what is going to happen to Dr. Tap pa it. All that we know or really ? He foe h; that St. Patrick was a great and good '.nan; that the world was:! belter while lie lived and labored in it. j and that it has been growing better ;'ll the ilme since ho do .1 because he lived. a DKKi'i.v soi.i;.u\ THOlH.WT. ] .1 lidgo Krauels f. Lowell, of the 1 nit cd Stsites Circuit Court, died in Boston suddenly several days ago. He is well spoken of by ail lii:.: neighbors as a just .iudgc, au ?ble man. eon- j sclentlously devoted to his duty and possessing t.iie public, confidence. Tho j Boston Herald prbitli a large plolure j or Judge uciwcli with this descriptive. line: "United States Circuit Judge, frfend of Colonel Theodore Itoosevelt.j who died yesterday." j It looks as if that were dragging the i Colonel in by thp cars, but wo are glad that the Herald explained in this way: who Judge Low. 11 was. feu it shows among other tilings that Colonel Theo? dore l'to?tieveil's friends must also die: thai even 1 he jfaci that a man in u \ friend of the Colonel will not save his life As soon as tin: people gen ? tally caii ho apprised of the fact that not even friendship and acquaintance \ with the Colonel will stay the- hand of Hit last Great Destroyer, they must reach tiie conclusion that even the Colonel himself w ill finally go the way | ?>f Alexander and Ctiesar and Napo? leon ami Rutherford I'.. Hayes. TWO >I?Mtl3 IMiOVIUlSl) KOH. j 11 was reported In Washington nil Tuesday that Congressman Tawnev, of Minnesota, would be appointed a liieih-; her of the Interii^Uonul Joint C?hinils- 1 slpn to investigate questions concern ing the boundary waters between the! United States and Canada, An appro-1 prkition of $7>>.000 is contained in the ; sundry civil blli for ibis coinniis.sion j to be expended in salaries ami generali expenses. There an to be three com-1 liilsslonerr. Air. Tawney. 11 is reported,', is t?.i l>e mdc ..f them. Senator V'artir. j of Montana, will be another, and Krank ! S. St rector, of New 1 fantpohlre. ,for- j iherl> ."National Ke publican Committed man from tliul State, will be the third. Tawney and Carter lost out at th*j late elect ion, but this International Joint Commission will enable the President id continue them on ihe pay? rolls of H:e Coverninc.ilt li writihL appear thai sonic of thi "lamc docks" ai least are to be pro? vided with very comfortable swim mine pools. Llut here again it seem- j to u.- the President is milking th>. mistake of creating an olliec - holding ciass. Ii Tawiiey and Carter were the' alilest men in tie- country and there, wen: no others available for the ser? vice of this joint commission we could j iiiidcrsiuml rer> well why Mr. Tali should regard ii his duty to appoint them, 'out it would seem further that. . in a coiintrj of f'0,000,000 people, o:* j soi most of who'a are not'in the pein I en I la ry or in the lunatic usy ium, it might be possible for the President to lind oilier men of Ins own political way of thinking equally competent tor the service assigned the.-e wortiiy v '?1 gerillt-then. IS HAil.lCV. Uli WAS HA I L13 V ' ' ? "To be, or not lb be'.'" l>> hot the question at all. The real question Is, l ? lie or was lie'.' the same being Joseph W'eldoh Bailey, of Texas Bearing as long as he could "the thousand natural shocks (hat flcih i.-. Heir to," "the whips/ and scorns of time," "the proud man's emittimely, 1 he; pant's of despised love, the insolence 01 cifllcc and the spurns,'' in a moment when his heart was bowed down by weigh! of won he jumped at the conclusion that he could not such furdels beat and grunt and sweat, und sick led o'er with his native resolution lie determined to take his quietus with something less painful even than a bare bodkin, even with a letter ..f resigna IIon of his seal among the might:.. No j sooner t his damnation of his taking off than, like most suicides doubt less, be. ought to reconsider"" his impetuous tied, Hie weather being cold and I threatening on the outside, by taking ? it back.* ! N'o'w comes the Washington edrres ! poll dent of the New York Run, who maker his living by deciding constitu? tional '.-sues, with the statement that there is no "reniging" in this scut of I game, and that Bailey who was. is not. li- couldn't resign and immediately unrosign. Ills resignation was a wholly personal matter. It was "my feat." "my resignation," "mv" affa'r lie did no' say in his letter to the j President "f Ihc Senate, who w ould 110I have anything to do with it. Hint I am taking so much of Texas us 1 represent out of the Senate; but that I give up "my sea*." and following tin precedent of Gollnc y. of Kentucky, ciie.i in Hind':. "Parliamentary Pre? cedents." and the case of Whittemore (tin name sounds very like that of a Yn nkec carpetbagger who tu mod up in .South Carolina after ilte Croat Incen? diary burned Columbia, the Sun corhes? pendent holds thai ' the right of re.-ic, nation Is purely personal to a member, : .! when he litis exercised this rlyht lie becomes ipso factg 110 loiger a member." Thai is to say, adapting the fMes Home Baking Easy Absolutely Puve Tho only isakisiep powtMar j mada tfrvm Roy asGrape | Cream of Tartar m ALUM.WD LIME PHOSPHATE in use of Goldsmith to the exigencies *>f the present matter? When brave old Bailey .-loops to folly, -Nnd finds too late thut rules betray, What charm can soothe bid melan? choly - Wh;it art can wash Iiis bluff a way- ! The only thing thiii can stive liim. wc are told, is the fact that ho formal ofileial record has been made of bis ' resignation, although ills letters to the President of Iho Senate and to th-:> Governor "f Texas have been published far and wide, and the Texas ScnatO adopted a resolution by a voVc of 20 nyes t" ?*) hoes requesting hin! tu with? draw Iiis resignation, uiid the Goyerhov of Texas appealed in both branches of . the Legislature of that tjtato stating' that be bad declined to receive bis j resignation. It would seem that there. is unite enough of ti record to provo i that Mr. Bailey did resign, if anybody cared to go after it. and it might bo ! well for the purpose of removing any | cloud upon his title io a seat in the j Senate either for the Senate, which has the right to determine the quali? fications Of Its members (see ihn ru- j eentlv decided case of Senator Lbrlnier, i of Illinois* or the Texas Legislature, now in session 10 no I upoii Bailey's j ease; trie Senate by resolution, or the Legislature by re-election. Many im? portant questions will 'bo considered by the Senate at the extra session, anil it is riecessarj that tin' distinguished Texan should Know whether he is a Senator by right or only by chance. It is reported by The Sun that "Mr. Parley's withdrawal of ins resignation is only temporary, and that it will be. renewed after the Legislature adjoUinu, which will glw Governor Colquilt the appointment of his successor," But if hr i., really put now, ns: Rqiiio of the constitutional lawyers think, another resignation will be merely a work of supererogation. The first thing for ? ihr Senat.. t.> du in the "surrounding clrbumstances;" as the Colonel would i say, is to determine what Bailey's status is now. Is lie or was he' : 4* ittit ivi;i i:i.i.i:u s rcxci.isil PltKAClb liJIL Pour years ago the Lfifth Avenue Baptist Church, of Mow York, brought the Lev. Dr. Charles V. Aked all the why from ISnglnud to till the oflicc of pastdr. lie eanic with many "advance llotlces" and was much trumpeted af? ter he began his ministry in New York, not so inueli because lie was the best Bapti.-t preacher, this country has ever known-?John A Broad us, of Vir? ginia, liatill Mauley and Richard Full? er, .lames P. Boyee and scorea of other Baptist ministers of the South were fur --iipcrioi to Dr. Aked as a preacher, judging by tho reports wo' have seen of hi-, pulpll utterances. As 1 matter of fact, Dr. Aked Immediately attained distinction in this country, because he happened to bo called to the pastorate of .lolin D Rockefeller's Church which, of course, makes a difference. lie has always been spoken I of since he came to the United States us V.I oh n D. Rockefeller's preacher;" and lost Sunday morning he told his people in New York that he had 're? ceived a unanimous call to the IHrst iJongreghtlbnal Cliiirch. e>f San Fran? cisco, and hat] hoi been able to 11 ml j any gpod reason why ho should not i accept When Ik came to New York ' he hud an idea tlmt becuuse the rich? est man in the u oriel is a niemb?*v of '<he Fifth Avenue Church that he would ; be able to sprcail out tn ;i big way, : have a new Church cd I rice, and ; initial .- larger enterprises, but ho ; confessed last Sunday that "so far as we can ^ce to-day there is no future for this Church or my ministry.'' Af , ler saying this Brother Aked gave tho Fifth Avenue congregation leu Jays j in which i?. consider the situation be? fore in should fay deuhltcly whether I he would accept Iho. call to the Pacific Coast or hot, end Mien be concluded j with these word.- "Le t ihosc who love I me pray for me (hat 1 make make no mistake through erring judgment, and i for this church that it. may both In? terpret and accomplish the ' purposes of Jesus Christ, our Lord." It would look to a disinterested ob? server ;,i this distance that the best thing f<?--tho-M ifth Avenue Baptists lo do is to let Dr. Aked go to tan Francisco to the Congregational Church, io anytvhero else and any oilier association he may like. Tho Fifth Avenue Church in New York was established, wc believe, long before Dr. Aked was horn, and with its re? spectable an.) useful past, wc are in vlhi<d to think that it will be. able to gel along in the future. with? out bis ministry, if our dear brother, John D. Rockefeller; would like tho services of an able, devoted, unselfish minister for llui church of which he happen:! to be .i member, we think wo could be of somo assistance to Ulm tu lud King a wise choice, Tho trustees of the Church have ac. [ ccptcd Dr. Akod's resignation. TIM.\(i IIP Mit. TAUT. When -Mr. Tali goes to Atlanta this week he will he entertulncd at the Uni- I versify Club, in that town. ?'Atlanta's Hew and flourishing; social organiza? tion." Wo have no doubt that he will be uuivh pleased with tills a licit lion. Th<- Constitution suggests that 'the Taft reception at the Club should draw together a congenial host of. spirit.", calculated to appeal to lli^e president in the direction of his Hncst attributes atsd Hieals," and because, as the Con? stitution again says: "While he has I many times declared that a college edU leiiliph Is* not Indispensable to the jilgh , est type of success, he has stressed jits value as supplying that symmetrical equipment inct'i-tfrsiitgly demanded with the growing complication of our social j !machinery." It Is all the mure, impor-1 taut, therefore, in vow of Mr. Tuft's wen understood attitude on the sub? ject of collegiate instruction, iliat lie should attend this reception and that! iie there should be met by "a congenial 1 host of 'Spirits.'' '('lie President will doubtless Ik- so much bcnetiled by such association that he will feel Inclined, after the reception is. over, to go out to til rant' Park, and . there, "discarding1 the unpleasant top I Ich for those breathing fragrance, and searching for the Haltering platitude instead of the raucous and inhuming ti ul.-m." take courage from "those re? vivifying and tranquillizing Influences i hat dwell where man has mingled his amplifying magic with tho riotous de? signs of the Clod of Nature," And hay? ing thus put himself in touch with that "symmetrical equipment, Increns-I Ingly demanded with the growing com? plication of our social machinery." Mr. J Ta?t can go on down to Augusta and 1 play golf. WON T ?UK.Ci;iVK" TUE tULUMJh. Judge Norman G. Ktttrell has de? clined to serve on tho reception com? mittee which will meet Colonel Theo? dore Roosevelt when ho visits Houston, Texas, next Sunday, on the ground that the Colonel' incorporated in his writings certain erroneous statements about Jefferson Davis. When Mr. Davis called the Colonel's attention to tho fact that these statements were inac? curate and did hi in grout-injustice, the Colonel refused to make correction or response, but was reported to havu said: "I will have no communication with Mr, Jefferson Davis-." That is reason enough why Judge Ktttrell should decline to t-tjrve on a reception committee appointed to welcome htm to the town of Houston; but the Judge's id.o i has been taken on the.committee j by a Colonel?Colonel Jacob V Wal? lers ?on tiie ground thut the Colonel had the name of Mr. Davis restored to Cabin John Bridge. If there are any other members of tin- committee who would rather not serve, or who would like to have fioine excuse for serving.-ii will probably" be recollected that when Mrs. Jefferson Davis- died the Colonel sent a bouquet jof flowers to be placed on her oofhn. i Wei bellevo that Mrs. Davis wrote to [the Colonel; more than once probably, asking him tot? correct tho misstate mentis made by him about her husband, j and that he declined to do eo. But c olonel Jacob F Walters has not for? gotten; surely*; that when Mrs. Djivis j died Die Colonel sent dowers to be placed on her eollln. It is by such little attentions thai In- gains favor with the people who forget. I St rang*--1 hi rigs, are happening all the time in this great country. A Mexican Indian woman was arrested in New York the pthcr day for inarching up anil down in front of St. Patrick's Ca? thedral carrying a banner with ro? il gi oils inscriptions and exhorting men j and women to repent. On tho same day down in Louisiana the Mayor of Pinevillc was shot in the back and killed and the murderer was actually captured and lodged in jail. Tho lion William Jennings Bryan was in Boston tho other day to speak to the Civic Club of that town, and In trying to dodge political question^ he Is reported to have said: "No, 1 j am nqtVa candidate. I have stated j that I am not a candidate and do not j expect to he a candidate.'' There are I lines, however, in the life of every people -when strong and devoted men are compelled to yield to public pres? sure, and it may be that the conditions will bo. such when the next National Democratic Convention assembles that Air. Bryan will be regarded as the most ^available man to lead the party We may bo sura If he shall not be nominated in 11)12 he will be nomi? nated in IMG! President Frederick w. Hamilton, of Tufts College, preached a sermon last Sunday evening In which lie.?declared that, in seating Senator Ldrinior, the Culled States Senate, "has done the most astoundlngly fatuous thing that l have ever met in my study of United States history" In the opinion of Dr. Hamilton, all the mischief in the world arises, not from inherent vice, but from a faulty moral code. But j what does it matter? If Dr. Hamilton j I is right in his theory of what is to happen alter this fitful fever is over, It does not make much difference how faulty the moral code may he. as everybody Is to be saved anyhow. Make this Bank Your Bank National State and City Bank OF RICHMOND. i ? ' - - I SbIM Qwerges and Answers Address all communications for this column to Query Editor. Times-Dlepatcb. No mathematical problems will be solved, no |^ coins or stamps valued and no dealers* names will be given. < '/mill .foil?. '? \ Ho.v should one apply for work on the Panama Canal? K. O. Tin? isthmian Canal Commission has reeontly lasued tho following: P.v sons who may intend to seek em? ployment on tlio isthmus will avoid un? necessary expense and disappointment by addressing a' written application to the isthmian Canal Commission, Wash? ington, D. C, and remaining In tho United States until they are teudered an appointment. Under present, con? ditions there is but little likelihood that any man who goes to'the Isthmus at his own expense and on his own Initiative will lind employment there. Thumbs, in the gladiatorial contest? In Rome did not "thumbs down," contrary to public opinion, signify life, while ?Thumbs up" meant death'.' J, 13. S. j Alden's "Manifold Cyclopedia" says: "When cue of the combatants was dls- j armed or upon the ground, the victori looked up to the IDhtperor, it present, or to the people, for the signal of death. It was formerly thought that the thumh raised meant his life should he spared, I and the thumb turned downwards I meant death. Now it seams agreed that to dos? down the thumb was a sign of approbation, to extend it ot disapproba? tion." Dtathn. What is the number of deaths through railroad accidents yearly'.' S. 12. I. In the United States the records from ISPS to 1 OOP. inclusive, show the hum ber'of deaths from ?.850, the lowest, to Il,8:t0, the highest, in any ope. year. The number from that cause in 1?09 war. J>,722. Joe Clitic Can you inform me if Joe Clin? . a lightweight boxer, of Pittsburg. Is ?oa Cllno or the boxing name, of Allison I Preise? B. B. B. Joe. Cllno In not fighting under nu assumed name. Ho lives In Bast Pitts burg. Poem of the Sen. Who is the author of a poem in which occurs the line: , "As a woman loves a man. so I lovq tho sea"? SUBSCRlBBB. Gerald Gould In "The Sea Captain." COUNT THUN WILL BE GOVERNOR OF BOHEMIA MY I. A MARUl ISJ; UK l ONTUNOY. ARGiH ??KB FRANCIS FKRDJy nand'e Influence in the affairs of the Dual Empire, or rather that of Iiis clever yrlfe^ the Duchess of Hohenberg, will he seen in Die appoint? ment of Count Francis Thun to the post of Governor of Bohemia, which im formerly held, before becoming Pririie Minister of Austria. For ho la a Czech of ?te Czechs, the one man perhaps in all the Dual Empire who knows how to maintain order between the waning factions of the Czechs and tho German:* in Bohemia, and who when Governor did not hesitate to proclaim a state of siege in Bohemia, with the object of impressing, not only on tho Get maus, but also on hi* fellow Czechs, that at any coat the law must be obeyed. He has long since abandoned ills tdvas of Bohemian independence as complete as that of Hungary, realizes that Bohe? mia's hope lies in its connection with AUstrla und in the Hapsburg rule, and mokes no pretense of concealing ills op? position to the over tuet easing uemuuua ot Hungary for complete equality of indepenuonce, such us Austria herself possesses. The acceptance bw this tall, bulldog faced, determined-looking statesman of ihe oflice ot* Governor of Bohemia is prompted purely by patriotism, and a desire \r, respond to tlm appeals of! Archduke Francis Ferdinand, wiiose control of political affairs is becoming more and more pronounced. The count'divides his time between his palaces in Prague and Vienna, und his ancestral castle of Tctschen, which is one of the Kibe gates ot Bohemia; The ancient castle is perched on a crag of rock, and in Its gardens arc over OUO varieties of roses. The castle play? ed a great role in the seventeenth and I eighteenth century wars. The family chapel stands high on a hill, and is visible lor miles around. But the burial place oi the family Is in the Lorotic '.'hutch, on the market place ut Tets chen .where for several centuries all the members ot tho grand old house of Thun have been laid to reel. Lady Anne Blunt, whose inappropri? ately nairiod house. New Buildings Place, near, Shipley, In Sussex, was partially destroyed liy tiro the other day, is the grandchild of the celebrated Lord Byron, being the only daughter ot Ada. the only child of the poet, to whom ho addressed iu many of his loveliest verses. New Buildings Place is a very pic? turesque old manor, which dates from the reign of Charles 11., when it was built by one of the Cargill faintly. The. Carglll who ow ned New Buildings , Place in the reign Of James II., side 1 i with him in the Bevolution, was creat? ed by him Lord Cargill at St. Germain? the title being denied recognition by the British government?and sold hie ancestral estates to an ancestor of Wilfred Blunt, in order to avert their confiscation; It Is n queer place, with stone Hoot:;, all sorts of hiding places in the walls und in the enormous chim? ney macks; a.nd is of course equipped, not with one, but several ghosts. Wilfred and Lady Anne Blunt make their principal home when hi England at New Buildings Place, maintaining their Aral, stud at Crabbct Park, also I in Sussex, on the Brighton line. Their | winters thoy Invariably devote to Egypt, where they have a beautiful place, at Ma la rich, outside the walls of; Cairo, and close to the site of the! sacred ireo. still in existence, in which the Virgin Mary is asserted by tradi? tion to havo successfully concealed her? self, with her infant, when pursued by thp soldiers: a spider having quickly woven its web over the entrance of the hollow, so as to convey tho impres? sion that no one could be hidden in? side, while at Matarich the Blunts don Arab dress, and live almost entire? ly as Arabs, restricting their associa? tion, so far as is possible, to tho natives, being on intimate terms with the Khe? dive, whose principal champions in England they have always been. Ever since Wilfred Blunt retired from tho diplomatic service., over uhlrty years ago, he has devoted himself to the study of Oriental life, the taste for Which is shared by his wife. Speak? ing Turkish and the various Arab dia? lects like natives, they have traveled all over Arabia, in native costume, liv ihg on native food, and establishing' the closest kind of friendship with the various: Sheikhs and Emirs. Their hold op the good will of the latter has been strengthened by the great popularity which they enjoy throughout the Mos? lem world, by reason of the advocacy liy Wilfred Blunt of every Moslem cause against tlie white races and thfi Christians. He lias repeatedly defend? ed in "The Nineteenth Century." and other English Reviews, in the London ["Times." and in other organs of the British press, the cause of the Sultan, the cause of the Moslems in India, tho cause of the present. Khedive and of his grandfather, old Ismail. In fact, i Iiis enthusiasm In their bohatf com j pel led Lord Croincr. when plenipoten? tiary at t'airo, to have him expelled on l\vo occasions from Egypt, on ac? count of the trouble thut he was stir? ring up against the English authori? ties, among the native dignitaries and clergy. Being regarded throughout Arabia as the most powerful friend of the Arab, Turkish and Egyptian races, Wil? fred Blunt and Lady Anne have been able to obtain from the various Sheikhs, Chiefs, and Emirs mares and stal? lions of the most famous and purest breeds: horses with pedigrees us high? ly prized as, those, of the descendants of the. members of the l-'rophet's fami? ly, that pol--even the Sultan himself could buy. Moreover, Wilfred Blunt managed !o secure the entire stud of Arab horses belonging to the late All Pasha, Shcroef of Cairo, whoso stock was descended from the celebrated mates which Viceroy Abbas I. of Egypt obtained from Arabia for the then phetrbmcnap cost of $600,0(10. These horses they have heen endeavoring In acclimatize in England, and above all to use In Improving the. breed of English horses, and they are known from one. -end of Europe to the other as the. principal experts in the matter of Arab horses; while their Arabian stud*- farm n't Crabbct Park; above mentioned, enjoys world-wide. fame. Some years ago Lady Anne Blur,!, it may be remembered, embarked upon a controversy with the American car? toonist. Homer Davenport, expressing in print her- oronouiiced dlsbchalf In Iiis claims tu the purity of blood of tbo Arab horses which he had imported to this country front Arabia. Ludy Anne presents a very striking appearance, with her snow-white hair, dark eyes, and tall llgure, and never looks better than on horseback. She has one child, a daughter, who w;.s married from her desert home to the second son of the late Lord Lyllon. (Owen Meredith) ah Intimate friend and brother poet of Wilfred Blunt, she excels In music, and her rendering oh thc'vlolln of the various Arabian ' bun'? rinO ii\*it?rtl** hut* done much to win for her the friendship of those fierce >et chivalrous nomads o? the desert. ' ISx-Klrig Manuel haa not received a cent from the Portuguese government since he loft Lisbon, and the stories which have been published represent? hi? him as having accepted an allow? ance, from the new-fledged republic arc without any shadow of foundation. All the money that has come lo him sine?, he was deprived of his thron* has been from the sale, of some of his personal properly In Portugal, through friends: and even the Jeweled Insignia of the various Orders of Knighthood bestow? ed upon him by foreign sovereigns, as well as most of Queen Marie Atliollc's splendid Jewels, are detained by Olti Republicsn authorities, on the pretext I that the determination of what be? longs to the nation and what constl 1 tutes the private property of the mem? bers of the royal family will take < 011 :Smefal>le time- The only royal per? sonage who has received anything from ?hc Portuguese treasury since the overthrown of. the monarchy has been I the King's grandmother. Quee.n Pia, I whoso annual allowance from the Portuguese treasury wa.3 guaranteed i by a troat/y between Portugal and Italy, 'at tlie time when; us the. daughter of, I King Vic tor 13mmanuol 11. she became, j the bride of King Luis. 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