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DAILY?WEEKLY-SUNDAY.
nualticu Oftlcc.tfl6 E. Main Street
Vouth Ulihini'?J.\0CO Hull Street ,
I'olcrffburit Bureau.... 109 N. Sycamore Street
Uynchburg Bureau.215 lit?;lith Street
BY MAIL Ouo Six Thrco One
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Sunday edition only. 2.00 1.00 .Ml .25 '
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By Tlmca-Dlapatch Carrier Delivery* Ser- .
vice In lUchniond (and suburbs) and Peters?
burg? r.
One WfcK.
Dally with Sunday.It cents
Dally without Sunday.10 cents .
Sunday o*ily. 6 cents
Entered January 27. iWO. at Blcli.non?, Va., j
-if Eccolid-claas matter under act of Con?
s't-eaa of March 3. 18TS. ?
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1911.
TIDINGS TCItOM TIM) FRONT.
Our old friend, "our special corre?
spondent at Cheefoo," has gone into
uctlbn down on the Mexican frontier. !
and whether what he Buys is "delayed ?
iii transmission"' or comes through in |
;t lntrry, it is fill the same, as lie. ap?
pears to have lost nothing of his fa- j
cility at story telling. "An American ,
arriving here (Tucson. Arizona,) from
Naco, Arizoh?j reports that four Ameri?
can hoys of Plrteville, named Adams.!
Young, Howard and s'hanli y." wei'd |
executed by tlic Mexican troops after |
they had been captured with In stir- 1
recto prisoners at the battle of A gnu i
Prlstn; Another American, probably
his name was LaFoilotte, or Cunimlns,
of, perchance, Bourne, "whose name j
|p not disclosed, was standing by the j
Mexican ofllcer in command of the
bring squad and saw the hoys facing ',
the guns, lie heard the command to j
aim, but as it was given the otflccr ;
grabbed him by the shoulder, turning j
him squarely around, and, while he !
licurd the shots lie did not witness the
execution"
Too much cannot he said in
praise of lite tondef-lienfted ?fiiccrij
who would not permit the unidentified
American t" see his countrymen shot t
down or shot up, as t he case might have
been. It is a little strange that this!
story should have leaked out at Tucson!
lb rough an American who had arrived
there from Naco: but we must insist'
that further information Is desired j
about their names. Judging by the |
way the list starts it would not he i
surprising If it should turn out tllit ,
their real names were Adam, Seth, j
Enos and Cninah, or may be it was!
Mahalalccl, and they have all been j
dead for years
There must be something do- .
I ri g, however. all the time oil
the frontier. Yesterday, for example;
passengers arriving at Xo gales over \
the Sonera Railroad failed to corrobo?
rate the olllcial Mexican report of the
Untile! of La Colorado Mines, which, ac- '
cording to these veracious, if unidenti- j
! ed bearers of tidings, instead of being I
a bederal victory with many rebels
dead, resulted really In the defeat of ,
Hie .Mexican Government troops and'
with the rebels "still entrenched on '
a hill commanding the town and con- !
trolling its water supply." It is not
explained what they would want with
the water supply; if it were the ptllquo
supply it would be easy to understand
that It was, iii fact, a great victory
for the Patriot arms, the main pur- ,
pose of the Patriots being apparently
a desire to make something for them?
selves out of the business upon which
they have entered
The most alarming report coming
from Mexico City yesterday was that '
"the Diaz Cabinet resigned in a body1
at a specnii -mooting of that board i
10-day,''-"and that I>ia/. had deferred
action on their resignations. We all
know how that Is, as there has hardly
been a week or a month In our owjj
well ordered country when some mom
bt-r or other of Old Taft's Cabinet lias
not been on the point of resigning,
at one time nil of thorn were going
<e,it together, and finally, It will be re?
collected, Balllhger actually did re?
sign; but "the Government at Wash-'
ip.gton still lives." and Taft is hold-j
ing oti in spite of all the Insurrectos
a lid Guerrillas that have encompassed
him lound about.
TWo or three day.? ago Bar?ii Uehlda,
the Japanese Ambassador, was called
io tht> White House and after he and
the president hud talked over the mat?
ter the Japanese ghost wan laid with
due ceremony, so thai it wo must in?
vade Mexico for 'he protection of
Amcrtcan investment' down there and
to avenge the .-laughter of Adam, Seth,
Epos and Mahalalccl (upon rellectioti
?wo arc sure that must liave been the
name of the last member of the Amer?
ican quartette killed after the battle
of Agua Pfl?ta) we shall not t un afoul
of that .Japanese coaling station some?
where down there, and wo can enter
upon otir dutj with fair assurance that
^ery few people will be hurt on our
.tide.
YS c must protest, and do most sol?
emnly protest, against the way Mr.
' Taft is lighting this war. It is glori?
ous, but ii it not war, or words to
that effect. He didn't tell anybody
anything about It at all until after
he had begun it, and even Since the
troops hive been rushing to the front
.-.1 an expense to the Government of
< . er so many millions, he has cither
refused or failed to make anything
like a clean breast of his intentions,
preferring, it would seem, that w*
. hould depend upon the accurate Infor?
mation of Americans arriving at Tuc?
son from Naco for a true statement
of what is going on rather than upon
dully bulletins from the main tent at
Washington. Even the Now York
livening Post is getting restive uiuicr
thls secretive r?<''H">'. Hint papei say?
ing a few days ago: "A puzzled <oan
try earnestly hopes that, after to-day's
Cabinet meeting, the. President alii
(VI?? to take It a small way Into his
confidence about this Mexican hffiilr.''
We always know when the Evening Tost
Is getting red-hcaded about anything
that does not satisfy its search for
knowledge as it invariably employs
such biting epithets as "deign." Wo
are making progress, however, ??<?
causo when the Congress meets the
week after next the President will Uc
requested to show his hand. By that
time, possibly, Diass will have gotten
together another Cabinet or have per?
suaded his present counsellors not to
desert him in his time of need, in the
meantime, we would advise all Amer?
ican boys to stay away from the In
surrecto camps lest they all bu shot,
even if thoy do come from such towns
as l'lrtlevillc.
Tlic Mexican situation Is somewhat
relieved by the newB that comes In
by this morning's dispatches that 'it
Is expected Russia will soon declare
war against China." The Lloyds have
raised the Insurance rates on* Chlucse.
risks, and that looks llko business.
kissed the ti3a011brs.
I
Principal Bernard Cronson. ol Public
School No. ::, at Grove and Hudson
Streets, New York. has probably
reached the conclusion (hat the prac-;
tlcc of osculation costs really more
than it is worth. Wednesday evening
the elementary schools committee
made a report to the board of cduuei
tlon which "stirred up the meeting as;
nothing has done for several months."
The chairman of the committee, Abra?
ham Stern, a name fitly descriptive of i
the hard service he lias to perform, j
submit teil to tho board a report do
claying Principal Cronson guilty of j
gross misconduct and inefficiency and
lining him four months' pay, the same :
being equal to the sum of $1/200.
The charge against the Principal was
that lie had kissed some of the women
teachers in his school. Miss Martha
Draper, a member of the board, did
not believe that the imposition ol" a
tine of four months' pay would be suffi?
cient atonement for the crime or |
which the Principal was guilty, and ,
she moved that instead of being lined
he should be dismissed. In spite of
his name, the chairman of the board
argued that there "was some doubt
as to the sincerity of the women who
accused him (the Principal) based I
Lipon the time that had elapsed be?
tween the date of the alleged Offense
and the Lime of complaining. Iii one
c:\s? a woman teacher says that awav
back in lfiOP. the Principal smiled at
her and stroked her hands with his
hand. In 1907 he attempted to kiss
nor, she says, tw.d in 10t>s no actually
did kiss her. she testified. It took him
five years. . . . but it was two years
ago that he bussed the woman teach?
er, and the terrible insult was not J
made known until recently. Why did
Site not resent the familiarity at the
time'.'" Another case stated by Chair?
man Stern was that four years ago
the Principal tried to kiss another
teacher, but did not succeed.
Then uprose Arthur Somci'S, of
Brooklyn, Saying that "there seems to
have been two in this affair ? the
kissed ami the kisser. A silence of
seven years over the violence done to
the proprieties Involved two persons.
If one is to be dismissed, does not
justice demand that the other should
also?" There really appears to be
something in the views expressed by
Chairman Stern and Director Somers,
I ut why should all uf this story have
been printed in the Sun? If the people
in New York want to get teachers
thnt no principal would care to kiss,
why don't they employ the old girls
tip in Boston? We agree, however,
with Miss Draper that the? Principal
should be dismissed and not lined, ahn,
we agree, further, with Mr. Somci'S
that if the Principal is to be dismissed
Ihn teachers that he kissed should go
with him. Indeed, we think the
teachers should go anyhow, after hav?
ing concealed their insult Tor four ami
live years, respectively. All that )<j
.asked is that there shall be fair play
ami plenty of it.
i>i:at> men's notes.
In the Investigation of the affairs
<>r the Carnegie Trust Company hovi
in progress Iii New York it lias been
discovered thai the financiers of that
institution plied up, among its assets
several hundred thousand dollars of
note-; that had bee,, signed Ii, u,.
names of dead men or men who had
never lived. They must have heard Of
the way (ho people down tn the Nor?
ftdk district have been pricking the
poll lists in .lection limes
q uestion i'Olt 'i'111", a. n. |?.
When the American Newspaper pub?
lishers' Association meets In New Vork
next month. It Is hoped that It will!
"irot together" on the question of what
are called "position ads." that Is, ad- I
yertifiements that are contracted for
en the condition that I hey must b.
printed "next to reading matter," or
"surrounded by reading matter.' or
"first In place cither above or below
reading matter" on this, that or the
other page. Of course, there is a
"business" reason for it; but we sub?
mit that advertisers and publishers
and readers all suffer at times rattier
rove embarrassment on this account.
For example, only a day or two ago
one Of our contemporaries, which de?
votes a pood de.,l of space to "Society
hews?telling about how- our best peo
pi< are going hero arid there tn this
country and abroad, are entertained at
charming receptions of the finest ae
scription, with -afternoon teas here
and pu tty weddings there and lunch?
eons all about?printed along with all
this delightful Intelligence and almost
immediately under the nnnm of a very
! modest man a double column* adver?
tisement lllltng.four incites of a mar
I velOUS remedy under this head-line fn
! big blac k type: "Constipated Ail Ills
t Life; Now Cured.'' etc, etc
1 \y* MUbniil thxl tnnrfj .is n .special
inappropriate ncss In such u conjunc?
tion, und that both tho "Socloty" news
and the advertisement would have
looked better had the separation be?
tween them been wider. We really do
not know anything about |he condi?
tions in the home of the person living
in Ha rrishurg or in that of tho gen?
tleman residing in Cuba. Illinois, and
arc willing to accept their statement
that they und theirs have invariably
found th<- proscription all that is
claimed lor it; but we must Insist that
tho people who read "Society" news in
other communities far removed from
tho places in which the medicine, has
been vised with such gratifying
results should not be expected Or
forced to take the stuff even if ft ..an
be obtained "of any druggist tit 50
cents or ?l a bottle " There is a lime
and place for all things, and "Society"
should not be mixed with physic.
The great American Newspaper
Publishers' Association is- supposed to
be the conservator of the advertising
morals of the country, and hero is a
very practical question with which it
should deal promptly and effectively
even. If by combining against such in?
congruities, it might render Itself lia?
ble to prosecution under the Sherman
Anti-Trust law. for doing a thing in
restraint of trade.
OUT OP .lAIIi AT I, A ST.
Captain Benjamin D. Greene, formerly
of the Pulte,i States Navy, has been re?
leased from the Federal prison in At?
lanta, after confinement for tho period
Of four years. He stole a great deal of
money from the Government?how
many hundreds of thousands or mil?
lions of dollars we do not Just now rec?
ollect, bu! lie and his partner, .lohn F.
Gaynor, made a "good thing" out ot
contracts they had with the Govern?
ment for the improvement of the river
at Savannah, Georgia; They stood 'in
with Captain Obeli Iii M. ?'arter, ol the
United states Knglnocrlng Corps. The
i Jo verum cut caught Carter llrst and
stripped him of a good deal of his lll-l
gotten gains, and after twelve years or
so it also caught Carter's wicked part?
ners.
Captain Greene has taken what Is
known as the pauper's oath, declaring
that he was penniless, in order that he i
might escape further punishment for
ills ciimc. A dispatch from Atlanta
says that upon his discharge from i
prison Wednesday night, Captain |
Greene went Immediately to the Plod -
mont Hotel. .Cid that Thursday morning
he held a levee In the parlors, receiving
congratulations from hundreds. "Jh
the dining room, after lunch, he tipped
the waiter :i half dollar, just as if he
had leer, used to such service without
int errtiptloh."
One story told the other day was that
Captain Greene intended Id take up ids
residence in Paris, France, and there j
live a ?juiet life for the remainder of
his days. The last story is that he has
determined to spend the remainder of
his days quietly with his books and his
family in New York. A\'e are sorry for
his family, and we are sorry in a sense
for him, because he is a man id' much
ability, rather imperious In his man?
ner, we thought, when people regarded
him as an honest man; but the thing
that we can't understand is how a man
who could lake the pauper's oatli
should be able to settle down quietly
with Iiis books, instead of going to
work, just as other men do. There
must be something the matter with that
pauper's oath or with tho conditions
ill this case.
TB RAT ABl, A I.I KP..
It is reported that the total juvenile
population of tue city of Chicago is
si l.i lr.. The statistics show that there
are .".pot families in Chicago each with
seven or more children; there are 1,721?
families each with eight living chil?
dren; 677 families each with nine chil?
dren; 210 families each with ten chil?
dren; "..?> families each with eleven
children; 19 families each with twelve
children, .and ;'. families each with
thirteen children. These figures were
sprung on the Legislature when a bill
was Introduced providing for the pay?
ment by the Slate of $ioo to each
woman who should bear a child within
two years after marriage, and si no for
each child born within twjp years front
t lie hlrih of Its next older sister or
biot her.
Tb. i Ml provides that tub money for
this purpose shall be raised by taxing
bachelors thirty live years old or more
510 ihe year. The bill is a very good
on", and should pass, Lot it should be
amended so thai tho old maids should
also take part in providing r..r the care
of the babies In the communities. This
is a day in w(licit equal rights are
asked tor all, and it the old bachelors
should be taxed for this very worthy
purpose, why hoi the old maids also";
Hit (Kilt HKSli'i? t.os am;i;i,i>.
California municipalities enjoy a
greater measure of self-govern men l
than is known in other States. As the
Boston Globe puts it "not what mem?
bers ot a Legislature living perhaps
GOO miles away may happen to think Is
I good for any particular community, but
what the voters of that community
actually want?that appears to be the
idea underlying the principle of nomo
rule for cities in California. Of
Course, under the organic lu^v of every
Commonwealth, the power of a State
over all communities within its limits
Is absolute, but the exercise of that
power is not necessarily absolute;"
which is a very sound statement of the
proper and real kind of home rule that
every city ought to have. The State
Legislature ought not to be the real
authority in the affairs of citi.-s, be?
ta use. within reasonable bounds, the
city is tar hotter fitted to govern it
Self than is the Legislature.
In keeping with their almost revo?
lutionary progrcsslveness, the voters
of?LoM Angeles have Just adopted cer?
tain radical a mend men Is to their city
chiiii.r, which will be submitted to
the Legislature for approval or re?
jection as a whob . The Legislature
win hav? to approve these amend?
merits, but no objection is expected on J
tliis account,
Under its amended charter the city
or ?,os Angeles will be authorized to
do the following tilings:
Acquire, build end operate telegraph
and telephone systems, street railway
lines, gas and electric plants; create '
a board of public utilities with full !
power to exaniln<> all the affairs of
public utility companies, investigate j
complaints and establish rates, subject,
to Ihe approval of the Council; own 1
and operate quarries, tunnels, viaducts
and subways. No franchise for n ptio
lie utility may be granted for a long?
er period than twenty-one years, arid
at its expiration the city may take
tin- utility at a fair valuation, with?
out paying anything fur the franchise j
itself.
My hucIi progressive policies. Los I
Angeles has gone further than Seattle
toward municipal ownership! of pub- j
lie utilities.
? ? ~ ~ ~~ i
K HIKING l OU NEVADA.
It has been provided by the .State ot j
Nevada that the sole requisite fur juris- j
diction in divorce suits brought in thatj
State is that the plaintiff shall have
been for six mouths within the county!
in which the action is brought, but with '
the additional provision that in emer |
gcricy cases absence from the county
may be permitted. The courts have no J
authority to inquire into the element
of intent or good faith In the up pi lea-1
lions made for the dissolution of the
matrimonial bonds; the only question
is the question of ycsldence. whether
residence ho established or riot.
Wo are told that a party of women
is about to start from a Canadian city,
wh?re they have been quarantined, so
to say, until the Nevada Legislature!j
had enacted a law In this matter, and I
that they, "with many others from the I
Atlantic coast cities, arc ori the eve j
of departure, accepting Nevada's invi- j
tat ion to the world to come." There '
docs not appeal to have been much I
activity in this matter on {he part of,
the highly moral forces which deaf?
ened the country last year with their ?
protests against the prize tight at
Tteno. If there ever were an occasion,
It seems to us, when the docent senti?
ment of the country should be aroused,,
it is In the present attitude of Nevada
on the subject of divorce, and the inde?
cency with which the people of the,
Mast are taking advantage of "the eas?
iest way." invented in this Western
mining camp. A light between a white
man and a negro, it seems to us, Is a
venial offence compared with tho land .
oflicf? business the Nevada town Is do- j
ing in divorce.
'I'll I "2 EI.DEU COMING ALONG.
A very encouraging message was j
brought to Itichmond yesterday by Dr. j
.1. K. Hall, of Morgan ton, North Caro?
lina, about that prince among the '
newspaper folk of the South. Elder .1. \
P. Ca Id well; of the Charlotte Observer,
who has been In bud shape for sev?
eral years. He is getting better, looks j
well; sleeps like a baby, reads the '
newspapers and books of the better
sort, talks on all subjects of present
interest and looks out from his easy
chair upon the sunshine and the birds i
and tile flowers, hoping, as wo all hope '
with him. that he will be spared a
little longer and built up into him?
self again to do even better work than
ever for the State and the country he
loves so well. His total recovery would,
indeed, be a cause for thanksgiving.
We should like to talk to him again .
about "the Sheriff." the "Descendants,
the fake "Declaration," and see him
once more "come Steppln' high as was
of his walk the way."
'PA KING CAKE OF THE TURTLES.
Captain Cleveland Downs and Walter
Smith were arraigned In the Tombs
Police Court in New York on Thurs?
day upon complaint of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
for excessive inhumanity to sixty-tlvtj
turtles which were brought io New
York from Havana on tin? steamship
"Saratoga" to be made into soup. The
Oillcers of the Society discovered that
these monsters of the briny deep had
boon brought into port on their backs
and with their dippers tied together
sii as to cause them not only intense
physical pain, but great mental an?
guish, ami tin- skipper and the dealer,
both cruel inert, were taken up and
will in- compelled lo answer for their
utter lack <-f tonidcr consideration for
tin turtles which had lallen into their
hands. The chief prosecutor announc?
ed his intcritiori to lind out. once for
ail whether or not. turtles should not
always bo treated kindly and by
making a t. \ ease of this consignment
hopes to establish the status of turtle.
The Magistrate will make his decision
next Wednesday, and if is hoped that,
it will be in l r.or of the turtles. It it
shall be so. it is announced that a case
will be made in behalf of the clams,
ami stop b- step tiic lima may conic
when sonic Society or other in New
York will give some attention to the
sufferings of i he humans.
AN AM Hit It AN ATHENS.
Demonstrating the degree of pros?
perity alt lined by the Greeks In
America, the announcement Is made
that, a Greek city may be built on
Long Island for Greeks exclusively.
The plans include a Greek church and
a Creek university.
There are now 300,000 Greeks In the
United States, 30,000 of whom are in
I find m ar New York. It is natural that
I they should desire a college where
I their children may learn the Greek
language, study the Greek literature
I and nourish a national complacency
I of spirit.
The new i ity will be called Pa Iris?
which means Fatherland. If It shall
serve to keep alive the liest ideals and
.aspirations <?f Greece, it will amply
justify its. existence, ^ .__
THE 'PANICAll SITUATION.
Chicago i.<- now face to faco with an?
other great problem. The fuxicab com?
panion .St that town have asked the
Council ;>, ptvo i hem the right lc
cbafsc Malier forts. The talcs now al
lowed arc CO cents for the llrst mile
and. 10 cents for oaeh additional quar?
ter of u nillo. and now they want to get
more. Why not refer the case to the
Interstate Commerce Commission?
That ho<ly ought lb he able to deal with
tho problem.
"Sixty cents for the llrst mile?" Why,
that would pay for the transportation
of a passenger for thirty miles on the
steam railroads, in comfortable cars
and with almost perfect safety; hut, of
course, "the right of eminent domain"
must bo guarded, and other Uptlohs of
I ho law as well. The taxi cabs use the
streets without much regard to the
rights of the people. The streets are
public highways. They were opened
for iho benefit of the people, tho peo?
ple who walk, as well as tho pooplc
who ride, and it would seem that'the
Interstate Commerce Commission,"
which seems to have authority to deal
with all transportation questions,
should take up this taxicah situation
in ?"'hicago and decide it on the sonn?
just and liberal terms it has decided
the freight rate cases iji the Interest
of the shippers, but without regard to
the rights of the roads.
<>f course, the Commission cannot
do anything of tho sort, but there I
should be some readjustment of the'
taxi cab rates, and t'.O cents for the llrst
mile really looks like extortion.
S is X s i it j ,r: it kg Vi*A TiO X S.
American theatres can follow' with
profit the municipal ordinance in re?
lation to theatres and other public;
places of amusement in force in ]
Buenos Aires since January 1 of the
present year. Here are some of the
regulations:
Tho wearing of hats by either sex
Is prohibited after the performance
begins!
The execution or singing of national
hymns is prohibited, except on oc?
casions of patriotic anniversaries and
at special celebrations when permitted
by the Lord Mayor of tho city.
The use of any national Hags Itt
representations on the stage is pro?
hibited Cxcopt under conditions as
above stilted.
Boxing Is prohibited.
Minors under sixteen years of ago
are not permitted to perform in acro?
batic, circus or gymnastic exhibitions,
excepting as provided for by the labor
la w.
The wearing of uniloi ins similar to
those worn by the army. navy, police
or firemen of tho capita] is prohibited
when the performer has a part which
tends to bring ridicule on the uniform.
Til 13 BAST BAY OK Till: WAR.
What was the closing day In the
W\iq for Southern Independence'.' This
certainly Is not tho sort of question
that can be answered off-hand. Tl was
recently asked in Congress when there
was discussion about a claim for cot?
ton seized after June :ia. i <,?;;,. Some
interesting tacts wore brought out In
the debate.
General Bee surrendered on April 9,
lSrj">; Johnstot fit Durham Station.
North Carolina, April 215; Taylor at
Cttrotielio, Alabama, May 0. The bat.
tie of Palmito Ranch, in Texas, was
fought on May i.3, the victory then go
ing to the Confederate:;. General 13
Kir by Smith did not surrender until
May 26.
The Government has decided that
the war ended on June 1, 1SGS. The
Supreme Court, as it was stated in the
debate referred to above, has assign?
ed several dates as marking the legal
termination of-4 he war. It really clos?
ed at different times In different States.
By an act passed in March, 1867. Con?
gress for certain purposes it then had
in mind decided that the war ended |
officially on August 20. ISCtt.
The Birmingham Age-Herald says
that "it Is perhaps impossible to say
when, as a matter of tact, tho war
was ended, out It Is well settled that
the last shot was fired at the battle
of Palmito Bauern, which was fought
on the spot where General Zachary
Taylor nineteen years earlier had do
touted a Mexican army of 0,000 men in
the opening conlllct of the Mexican
War. The battle of Palmito Ranch
f
was fought May 13, 1SC5, and no hostile
gun was afterwards tired in the land.
Why then should not that day and
that place go down In history as the,
final dale and scene of the close of the
great civil struggle'.'"
The Age-Herald may he right about
il, but it has been our impression,
which may be erroneous, that hostile
puns were tired much later than the
battle of Palmito Ranch.
Aklckndny. the good old days when j
all that was required Of a law student
to pass ids examinations was a line
from Horace and fow glittering gen?
eralities from Blackstono are gone!
These arc the days of the hypothetical
question and the supposititious case;
Jusl now the luckless wights t)f Bich-,
mond College law school are in the
last throes of equity, struggling with
a single question fearfully am) wond?
erfully worded and put to them by
Dean Walter S. McNeill, stated in about j
2,200 words. covering three printed '
pages and involving about fifty points,
if not more. Three days are allowed in
which to reach a decision in the case,
which comprises the entire examina?
tion. The assistance of learned mem?
bers of the Richmond Bar and all the
books in the State Unv Bibra ry is
permitted to, the. students, who would
have just cause, for exclaiming now "O
Death, where is thy sting?"
While not disposed to be critical, we
would respectfully point out to some
e>f our public speakers that "ment" In
such words as "government," "Inci?
dent" and "parliament" is not pro?
nounced like "mint" In "mint julep."
Twenty lines were given up by the
Baltimore Sun Tuesday to an ac?
count of the Colonel's day In Bos An?
geles, California. A year ago the Sun
would have filled Its first page with
him and his sayings., Tl is not the
sainc thing any more and never will
be. Everybody i? tired of him.
I
The manufacturers of Royal Bak?
ing Powder have always declined
to produce a cheap baking powder
at the sacrifice of quality.
Royal Baking Powder is made from
pure grape cream of tartar, and is
the embodiment of all the excellence
possible to be attained in the high?
est class baking powder.
Royal Baking Powder costs only a
fair price, and is more economical
at its price than any other leavening
agent, because of the superlative
quality and absolute wholesomeness
of the food it makes.
Mixtures made in imitation of baking powders, but containing ahim,
are frequently distributed from door to door, or given away in grocery*
stores. Such mixtures are dangerous to use in food. In England,
France, Germany and some sections of the United States their sale is
prohibited by law. Alum is a dangerous mineral acid, and all
physicians condemn baking powders containing it.
Tho iahoB of aSutn baking powdovs must
ahow tho IngpocilontBm
^ READ THE LABEL
NEW MINISTER'S WIFE
IS FORMER ACTRESS
BY I. \ MAItUI. I*K DI5 FONTBNOYi
FRANCH'S now Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Jean Cruppl, In a Gascon*
hailing from Toulouse, and Is
married to a farmer actress, who
left the Opera C'omique to become his
Wife, some twenty years or so ago. This,
despite tin: ract Hint she is 11 very
charming and fitted woman, is likely
t<> provo a disadvantage to the adminis?
tration. For the Minister of Foreign
Affairs is the one member of the Cabi?
net who is railed upon t<> entertain
royal personages visiting Paris, the
palace ol the Qual d'drsny, in which)
the Department of Foreign Affairs la
housed, ladng specially designed for1
official hospitalities, for state dinners,
state luncheons, state concerts mid re?
ceptions At all these affairs it is the
wife of the foreign Minister who acts
as hostess and as mistress of the es?
tablishment, and, as shown on the oc?
casion of the last state visit of the
K|n per or and ISmprcss of Pussln to]
Complegne, there are some royal ladles
who do not care to meet what are
known at Washington as "Cablneti
ladles"'' who have formerly herti con?
nected with the .' t.ige. In fact, the de?
cline or the franco-Russian alliance
may he said to date from the marked
coldness with which the Muscovite Bin
press treated the actress wives of the
members of the French Cabinet, who
had been Invited by the President of
the republic to meet her.
It is <iuite possible that in the case
of some foreign rulers, they will leave
their consorts at home, rather than
b'.ing them to Paris when they pay
visits of state to the. French capital,
and that tin: latter will, owing to tho
presence of Mine. Cruppl as ollirinl hos?
tess at the Department of the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, suffer much the
same boycott on the part of I?inWesses,
Queens and princesses of the ??lood
as it suffered during the reign of Napo?
leon 111, In consequence of their re?
luctance to meet his consort, Ihnprcss
I'.ngenie: not. however, because she hail
beeil on the stage, but because her
yoiitii had been so stormy that even
Queen Isabella of Spain had felt her?
self compelled to deprive her of tho
position of mu<d of honor at the. court
of Madrid. When Kmpress Eugenie
nourished at tin' Tullerles, royal and
Imperial visitors from abroad left their
wive.-, at homo or half way; and al?
though Mtite. Criippi's character is al-.
together unexceptionable! yet it may bo
assumed that owing to foolish and atiti- !
quitted prejudices that still survive
agaiiisl the Klage, they will slight her,
much in the same way us they did the
consort of Napoleon HI.
Of course the anointed i>f the Lord
who an- of the male, persuasion, will
entertain ho objections whntsoo%"or to.
me-ting Mine. Cruppl, and to partako
of her hospitality al Ihn palace of the
Quul d'Orsay. There is no reason why
they should, and in the days when
Maut ice Heavier was Minister of the
Colonies, In iSSf>. and Premier in 1.SS7,
foreign rulers and princes were ofll
cially entertained by his fli?t wife.
Claude Ylgnon?whoso earner had
been of the most extraordinary descrip?
tion. Daughter of the sculptor Cadiot,
she contracted a more or less legal
marriage with the famous pulpit ora?
tor, the Abbe Constant, who abandon?
ed the Roman Catholic Church for her
sake. Then she became the friend of
the sculptor Pradlor, was spoken of in
connection with the first Due do Morny.
whom she portrayed in marble; while
in the secret papers of Napoleon III.,
found In the Tullorles after the over?
throw of the empire, in September, IS70.
her name llgurod among other ladles,
beneficiaries of his privy purse, as pen?
sioned off favorites. It was ns a news?
paper correspondent, writing parlia?
mentary letters for the "Independence
Holge" that she met Konvier. soon af?
ter the war; and when the ex-Abbe
Constant died in 1S75, she became Kou
vier's wife. She was a very brilliant
woman; in nowise embarrassed by the
remembrance of her stormy career, and
;u state banquets often found herself
seated side by side with Cardinal Count
O/.-.iki, then papal Nuncio in Paris, and
dean of the diplomatic -'corps. They
were wont on such occasions to iiurulge
In theological discussions, her know?
ledge of the subject being derived from
her first husband, the ex-Abbe Con?
stant.
If the Kov. Sir David Hunter Blair,
before succeeding to his father's bar?
onetcy, in 1896; surrendered all the es?
tates to his brother,' Commander Ed?
ward Hunter Wiilr, of the Itoynl Navy,
Including the ancestral homo, Blair:
quhan Castle, Jn Ayrshire, It was not so
much because his vowm as n Benedic?
tine monk condemned this former aripy
oliic?r and club man to a life of povcr
i tv as It was owlnsr to tha axlst?nco of
the law? which stand in the way of tint
ownership of property; not only by any
Kornau Catholic religious order, but
llso by any member thereof.
Few people are aware of the fact
that tin- so-called Catholic emancipa?
tion act ?l a hundred years ago, which
threw open Parliament to Roman Cath?
olics, und relieved them of many poli?
tical and civic disabilities, imposed the
most drastic restrictions upon Roman
Catholic orders. Thus, the act in ques?
tion, which - admittedly has in view
"tht: gradual and llnal prohibition of
Jesuits and members of other religious
orders and societies of the Church of
Korne, b?bhd by religious vows," pro?
vides among other things that "any
male regular (that Is, member of a
religious order) after the passing of
this act shall be liable to banishment
for life, that any one aimltting a new
member into any order shall be punish?
able by line. Imprisonment and banish?
ment for lif'-." The statute further en?
acts that any person thus banished who
Is found at large In the United King?
dom, after such sentence has been pass?
ed upon him, shall be on conviction
transported for life, that is to say. con?
demned to penal servitude for the rest
of his days.
These laws, although they have never
been enforced, have never been repeal?
ed, and still form-part and parcel of
the laws of Great Britain. As such,
they could at any moment bo set In mo?
tion, at the Instance of the law oili?
er-: of the crown. Nor can they alto?
gether be described as a dead letter,
since they have the effect of disabling
religious orders of men. as well as men
belonging to such religious orders, from
the holding of property. When France,
expelled nearly all her religious orders
a few years ago. a great number of
them settled In various parts of the.
United Kingdom; and when after the
overthrow of King Manuel, tho Re
j publican junta at Lisbon followed suit.
! by driving till tho religious orders of
j Portugal out of the country, many of
thern took refuge in England.
Not only England and Ireland, but
I even Scotland and Wales, are to-day
! full of monastic communities. In fact.
I the Rev. Hlr David Munter Blair Is ab?
bot of a Bencdiptlnc monastery at Fort
Augustus, in Scotland; Vet every one. of
these religious orders is in the United
j Kingdom on sufferance and in defiance
j of the law of the land, which could at
I any moment bo invoked against them.
I Every member of any religions order
I in England is liable Lb immediate ex?
pulsion from the country: while, last,
I but not least, any monk who takes Dart
! in the admission of a novice to an order
i in England Is liable to heavy lino and
! to jail.
! Relatively few people are aware that
those laws, so Draconian in their sow
ciity, are still in existence, and are
liable to be invoked by some fanatical
! foe of the Roman Catholic Church. Of
I course they constitute a piece of an
I achronlstic Intolerance, according to
I American and English ideas, and it is
only the fear of reviving religious
strife that has caused successive gov?
ernments to refrain from any attempt
to remove them from the. statute booh.
(Copyright, 10U. by the Brentw?od
Company.)
Messrs. Jahnke Bros.. Jewelers, 912
East Main Street, take pleasure in
announcing their twentieth annual
: exhibition of FINE WATCHES, manu
? factored by the celebrated Fatek
j Philippe & Co., of Geneva, Switzerland.
'The public are cordially Invited to in
i soe.ct these rare works of art to-day,
March 25th, for one day only, 9 A. M.
to G P. M.
TUH AMERICAN ANO?&UR0PB.Ct AJttRr?H
Make this Bank Your Bank
l ? *?
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State, and City
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