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Eu?lncji order.vis B. Main Street South Itlchmoa*.io.'O Hull Street Petersburg Bureau....10? N. Sycamore Street Lrnchburc Bureau.Hi Eighth b'treet BY MAIL. One Six Three One roSTAGK PAID Tear. Mo*. Mos. Mo. Dally with Sunday.I? CO fS.00 11.GO M Daily without Sunday. voo . t.oo 1.00 .33 Eundny edition only.ZOO 1.00 .60 .2J .Weekly t Wednesday). 1.00 .to .35_ By Tlmes-DVipatcb Canler Delivery 6er Tico lo Richmond (and suburbs) and Petero burs One Week. ] Dally with Sunday_',.15 cents j Dally without Sunday.10 cents ' Sunday only. B re.it> | Entered .Tanuary 71, IXi. at Hlcaruond. V?. sc second-class matter under act of Con r-esi or March I. 1KB. SATURDAY. JUNE 21, mil. WHISKEY UV K.YIMIHSS. About n year ago Ihe Southern Ainu 1 Order L>tt|Uor Dealers' Association. | Composed mainly of shippers from ; Virginia to the two Carollnns, com- | plained to the Interstate Railroad . Commission thai they were being dis- j criminated against by the require- j mem of the express company that | their shipments should be made In a certain sorti of package 1111,1 ol arid- ? trary weight; The interstate com- 1 mission hiis decided that the role re- j quiring that the packages shall be" shipped In paper cartons Is not tin- J reasonable, but forbids the use oi arbitrary weights hereafter. Exactly what Ibis means tortiie trade we do not know. The decision 01 the Commission, so far ns our reports show. Is mainly Interesting because of the ! great licht It throws upon the extei.it | of the mall order business in whiskey, | nnd ihe statement nf the Commission j touching the moral aspect of the hiisl-j ness. This t radio, in the opinion of I the Commission, "has an evil effect on, , and is one of tlio Important factors Iii | the race problem nr the South." 11 j Is an entirely new feature of Hie, whiskey question that thermal! order houses have heen doing business witn i the colored people of the South In the i prohibition States; and this Is a lea- i ture which will go fl long way towards ' Federal legislation upon the subject I Which will make it 11 criminal olfenee for express companies and other pun- ( lie carrier.-: to roeolvo or transport or I deliver packages containing iiiloxl-j cants lo any purchasers. The report shows that approximately 20,000,000 gallons of liquor are snip? ped by express principally from mail order houses direct to consumers In prohibition States. This Is a startling fact that win arouse the country lo an even deeper interest than It has ever taken In the question of prohibi? tion. "It was ihe spread Of the pro? hibition movement,1' the Commission pay In thelv decision, "thai cave vital? ity to this fliKructer of tialllt: in liquor. With State-wide prohibition came the Interstate tradlc In liquor. The ileci Flt?h of the Supreme Court that this traffic was Interstate, and. therefore, superior to Interference by the Slate Governments gave the industry a tie- ' mentions Impetus, nntl established thej express companies as ihe curriers hi practically the whole of this triittlc," It is surprising to learn that Jack-| BOnvlllel I'lorida, is the largest ship- j ping point for liquor in the South:, that Chattanooga ships 7S?nO00 gal- ' Jons, Richmond; B40.720 gallons. Pe? tersburg, 26S.12S ga'lons of the stillt \ annually. The mall order houses have ; been exceeding the speed limit in this j ruiciness, as they will find; because 'the niexhods .they have pursued will make* ihe tire all tho hotter against them nnd all others In a trade that Is already outlawed in many of the Slates, and that will he outlawed in still ? oilier Stares because those who are engaged in It do not regard the interests and rights of tlielr neigh? bors. It is even more surprising to l>e in? formed thai Augusta and Savannah, Georgia, both Important towns In it prohibition State, are engaged In the mail order whiskey business, the lor- ; m*v to the ex lent "f 215,150 gallon.') j and the latter to ti.e e.\tt?ril of I'lii.tnp)! gallons the year. There (k something I radically wrong with the law ??! with i Its administration when such a thing bs this Is possible, and it is as cer? tain as anything can be that the ;;rw will b* strengthened, and Its admin? istration enforced even if It shall no ?necessary to invoke Kodernl control of the tr.tttir. TRAlXIN? WITH T5II-3 CIIOWD. Nicholas Murray Bti'jW. president of! Columbia University. Iihf been speaking his mind. aRHtn. and Georvje liarvey| ?iya he "ha? the blues." br-oausi- he h^s tif-.r-n telling the iruth about the erbvvd with which Harvey as be'n trying m train ever sine? he Imagined that In fiome way he had been appointed i<? choose tho next President of the United ptates. This Is what 1m rtiitl?r said: "Whatever clFe this ace may be. Ir certainly Is the age "f the crowd and of the demagogue The crowd with its well-marked menial Mil moral p<" euliarltlcs Is everywhere in evidence, and df-magokrnu; political, demagogues literary, and demagogues religious din our ears with hungry cries. A torrent of talk is abroad in the land The crowd;.] Just now, the world over, svyays from right to left In policy, in belief, in se? tt on, and cries out with wild enthus? iasm to-day for the demagogue It tramples underfoot to-morrow." Harvey says he has heard no iof fehl of talk: but he always was hard to satisfy; he ha3 not observed: uns ! Bwaying of the crotyrl recently Vex cept toward better government, less privilege, and greater equality,'- but when Colonel Harvey seta his mind on I any particular thing he looks neither to the right nor the left, but keeps ?right on; he can "find no clut" to "?which particular demogogue Dr. But lor refers tie having: been trampled underfoot;" but when Harvey does .1 menu thing he Is sometimes sorry for It. snd It could not be expected that he would admit that he had tiiiythlliK to Uo with It even if nr. Butler had more clearly Identllled the demagogue*. As we understand. Dr. Butler was describing n condition Into which this country has fallen?the Insane Idea that It Is always safe to follow the crowd, either when a man Is to be j lynched, or tho Constitution is to be changed. Dr. Butler would save this country. If possible, from a repetition of the confusion and crime or such a period as that which smeared another great and Inviting'land with blood in I the days of the Kreuch Revolution, lloj believes that the "thus salth the Lord" j of the American Constitution Is far safer for tho liberties of the people than the cheap and wicked experiments! upon which the demagogues of tho] present day would have this country | venture, rind so he raises his voice like one crying In the wilderness against the crowd which Is being led by political fakers and their Irresponsible allies and spokesmen Into blind adven? tures, not for the sake of the country, but for the success of their own sel? fish schemes. This Is not the first lime that men have been taken up to the mount of temptation. I'IKUPO.NT MORGAN WEXT AHMEI?, There were two Americans at the coronation of King George who hud no olllolnl stations nnd no titles?Mr. .1. Plrrpont Morgan, the I'lnanclnl King of the United Hintes, and Mr, Charles P. Taft, the owner of the Cin? cinnati Times-Star. We do not know how Mr. Tnft wus dressed: but the reports say that Mr. Morgan wore the regulation court costume ? knee breeches, silk stockings and silver buckled shoes, and that he curried til his side a sword. Being a religious man and apt in the Scriptures. .Mr. Morgan Is familiar with the warning lhal "all they that take thu sworn shall perish with the sword.'' it is stretching ii point, we know, to suggest that this writing applies to such cases as thnl of Mr. Morgan nn the occasion noted: but he is aware, we suppose, that nil the Amnl ekltes me whetting their blades for him nnd the combinations lie lias formed for the control of the money of this country. They would like lor him to divide, nnd, as a precaution? ary measure, it weiuld he well for nun to keep his weapons handy when no comes homo. A WO III) l>on GOVKHXOH DIX. Albert Ellis lloyt has written s story for Harper's Weekly about "Klye Months of Governor His." which ought to make tho people think" more o( mm and his administration. Almost from the day he war. Installed In the ottlco of Governor of New York he has been under the Uro of both polltlcnl one. inlos and friends. - Without espeiienco in the administration of public at fnlrs. tho first Democratic Governor of tho State for about sixteen years, .'i business innn of excellent character and not n partisan in any r.onsc. no was entitled to fair pi ay, particularly from tho newspapers nnd so-callen leaders of his own party, and lie bus not bad It Especially lias ho boon misrepresented and maligned by iho Democratic press of his State, as It would seem to those who have been looking on from tho outside, snd whoso vision has not boon obscured by local i differences. Purins iho campaign preceding bis j election bo d?clar?d repeatedly, and ho was much lauded for so declaring, that he would respect the co-ordinate Character of tho State Government, would confine hlmsoif to tho dunes of his own office and would not become the partisan of nny faction or nis party. ?t"o th? surprise of every one. th<- Democrats obtained control of tno Legislature and the Legislature found Itself responsible for the election of .-, Uplted suites Senator. Many canj dldalfs appeared; among them Edward M Hhepard and William F. Sheehan. Wo preferred iho foim?r for the oltlre. bul a majority of the Democrats in tli- Legislature preferred tho latter. A rsm.'ill minority of tho Democrats In jjtie Legislature antagonized Shoehah', and for more than two months pre vr-nti-d his election, and finally suc? ceeded In defeating Sheehan, because he was supposed to represent Tarn iria'ni Hall, by fixing llK-lr support to JiUlgo O'Gorman, a former sachem ot Tiirrimany Hall, and who was plac?a '?Ii ilif Heiich by Tammany Hal). That wa? 'i x'orv pood choice, Mit it 13 fr* >-in-wo believe, Inat; in re'spocl "1 ability and character and political affiliations, Senator ij'liori man 1? in n? parll<ru)ar better than Mr. SlieeKahi A fjonibliied *ff<>it Was made by the would-l?fi houses of the party to com ),,?! nbveihor Dl\, despite ids cam? paign pled;;'1:, to support the anll Tnmmany movement; and upon his ot v.,i<d head wns heaped ail ihr- anath? emas that roiild h'- Invented, The ejec? tion of United hiiiKs Senator was fol? lowed by the appointment of Daniel 1" riohAlnit In succeed Judge OMIor ma'n on the Supreme liench, bhd ?Kam the bombnrdmeni of Dix was opened by the newspapers and politicians who hud denounce,! him for not tol? lt.nlr.c iheir counsel in the election of Senator M<- war, threatened Wim | almost everything short of personal violence lie was it,Id that If he1 should appoint Conalah h*> would v.' rech tin- bernoerallc parly In tne State and lose New Y.,rk to the party j at the next National election. lie was reproached ff.r hin surrender ,r? Tammany, and wan held up to public scorn as the man who had betrayed I the people of the State Cniiajnn wan j appointed Just the samt-, however, aiirt upon (he recommendation of many ot I the best and sane at men In the State, (Htil when tho appointment wno seht to tho Sonate It was eoliflrmc-d by tho ununlmous voto of tin* Democrats in Ihn! body reinforced by Ute votes ?t two seif-rospeot|hK itepubltonti Sonn tofs. In his story of Dfx nnd his tlrst rive in?iithii In tho office of Uoveruo?i Mr. Hoyt snys: "New York has never im? an administration loss pross-ngonteo than this one. There Is no blare of trumpets, no beullnir of cymbals. Mut results nre what will loll the story. There have boon results; nnd there will bo more." We are ?Ina that this word lias been spoken tor l)ix: ho has been much abused, much misrepresent? ed, much maligned, and he Is living it nil down in a way that must appeal to the sohor-mlnded people of his , ."?'Into find of tho country. There has 1 been n great deal of demlnclntlon or Tntnmany 11n 11. and It has done a grout denl of dirty work In its time; but, bad ns it Is, It Is no worse than tho combinations In tho opposition party that have been opposed to Its plans. Only the other tiny a visitor from New V?rie to these parts was boasting that he had never voted ror a Tammany ticket In New York City nor for a llepublican ticket in tho State of New York, because he regard? ed the Republicans as corrupt In State nffairs as Tammany in city matters. There Is not much choice between the machines In New York, City and State; certainly, Tammany Is no worse than the kid-gloved gents who have been trying to get Tammany out that they nnd tholr crow,] of Ezras and Nelio miahs may take the places of the I'ats und Mikes who havo proved loyal to their Organization because the Or? ganization has kept faith with them. There Is a monstrous sight of hum? bug In tho ranks of the political ma? nipulators who arc willing to swear that Ihey arc the custodians of the respectability and morality of the community. HARMON TAKING NOTICE). At tlie recent session of the Ohio Legislature n bill was passed provid? ing, for the election of delegates to the National party conventions by popular vote. It was promptly signed by Governor Harmon who has written a '?personal" loiter lo tho editor ot tlio Columbia Record, saying: "I signed this bill with pleasure, because I believed it woll to have a direct popular expression on this sub? ject, since the original Idea of the. Electoral College has long since dis? appeared." Tho full letter Is not published by Tho Recoi'd "since it Is contrary lo his (Governor Harmon's) policy to make, statements on matters: of this kind for publication," wherefore The itecorrt has made ibis extract from his letter as "ail authoritative expression of his views, to the- publication of which lie has no objection." What ho says is interesting. If not. very important except that It puts him In the class with Governor woorirow Wilson and Colonel William Jennings Bryan. Exactly how iho selection ot delegates to tho National conven? tions by popular elertion to select the candidates of tho political parties for President could be more clfoctlve we fall to appreciate. If the selection of delegates to nominate the candi? dates by popular election woul,i be a good thing, the selection of the can? didates by popular election" would be n bettor thing. In our opinion, neither is necessary and both would be baa; but If we must change all the old ways, and ways that'have wen Justl llod by a hundred years of generally satisfactory experience, tho changes should bo made as radical as possible. Governor Harmon docs not appear to have been hunting the l'reslflency i as actively as the other Governor or the Colonel from the I'latte; he has been managing the groat Republican State of which he Is Iho chief execu? tive with excellent Judgment; a Slate whlrb ho carried lasl year by a plu? rality of 100.377 votes. He has com? mended himself so far to the thought? ful Democracy by his quiet demeanor. He has not been traipsing over tno whole American plantation dellv'el'liig himself of political platitudes and ot frrliiL' himself an a fair mark ror tue political lightning. Wo hoped that he would preserve his identity by re? fraining from giving his approval to any of the nostrums other willing and ready souls have proscribed lor the body-politic. Mr. Bryan could not. defeat the election of Governor Har? mon in Ohio, and ho cannot dpreat tho. nomination .nd election of Governor Harmon for Pro.'ldent If Governor Har? mon will only sit steady In the boat and wait frtr the tide to serve, as It will serve, those who keep faith with American fundamentsls. nmn PASTOR ATE TO PRESIDENCY. Away out in the Kplondid Stale of Oregon, on the distant Pacific Coast, llierie Is a great Methodist college called "Columbia Junior College." It belongs to the Western Conferences of this great Connection, which are under the Episcopal direction of Bishop Wii terhoiiHO. nnd to the presidency of this Institution the Rev. Walter O. Parker, p.iHtor of Park Place Methodist Church, Richmond, has' been called. It Is n high compliment to him and came to him as a great surprise. This college occupies the name relation to tho. Meth? odists of the Pacific Const that the Ran dolph-Mncon College 'holds to the Meth? odists of Virginia. It hss n student body of about two hundred, and is steadily growing In reputation and efficiency and attendance. Oregon has n population by the last census of 472.7fi.r., a gain of 2S?,22!) in the last cen? sus period, or f>2.7 percent. It Is one of the great Slates of the growing West, filled with the most progressive people from tho older Stntos of tho country, whose ranks aro steadily being ln creaiied by a Urge lmuUH.ruAlctii_-QL,Hid. bettor sort.from llio Northern countries of Europe. The Methodists could hove found no worthier man for the constructive work Hint must bo dono at their, college In Oregon than die rtev. Mr. Parker. A graduate of Trinity College, North Cnr ollni; chaplain for the last six yearn of the Fourth Virginia Regiment: en? deared to. all his military and religious associates by his many charming qual? ities, and possessing unusual gifts as speaker and teacher, ho would bring to the discharge of his duties ns president of this college qualities which would contribute greatly to Its success and add new honors to himself In the high place he already holds among the lend? ers of the Church. It Is hoped sincerely by his many friends In Richmond and Virginia that ho will contlnuo his work here, but the offor ho has received from the distant West Is one thil no man could decline without most serious consideration, nu In that growing country there arc op? portunities for usefulness and distinc? tion which do not come to ninny in this part of the country. HIGH III.Mm FOR A GREAT WOMAN! At the two hundred and Jenth Com? mencement of Yale University on Wed? nesday. 28C Bachelors of Arts, 260 Bachelors of Philosophy, 122 Bachelors of Law, 23 Bachelors of Divinity, S3 Masters of Arts, 13 ?Masters of Law, 44 Masters of Forestry, 20 Doctors ut Medicine, 31 Doctors of Philosophy and 15 other men with degrees of ono sort and another were graduated. Next week, or next year, or probably in the course of years these learned men will all find their proper level in the complex society of this country and the world. There will doubtless be many failures uniting t Item, but the general result will be good for the country and for humanity. A number of honorary degrees were also conferred "at this Yale commence? ment?Masters of Arts. Doctors of Science and Music and Literature. Doc? tors of Divinity and Law, and among them nil, and their number was not great, there wns no honor more worth? ily bestowed than that of Master of Arts upon Mabel Thorpe Board inun, the granddaughter of Joseph Carle Shellield, the founder of the great Sliotlleld School of Science nt Vale, and a woman In every respect worthy the affection and confidence of the people of this country. In Introduc? ing Miss Boardinan'. Professor l'errln, of the University, spuke in highly ap? preciative terms of her great work as the "head, front, heart and soul" oi the A'mcrlca"h National Association ot tile Red Cross. ??To her constructive labors." said Dr. l'errln, "are largely due the truly national character nt the .Society, . Its effective ndmlnlstra-I lion and Its financial strength. sne Is even suspected of having devised (hose adhesive seductions to fractional Christmas benevolence "which mean so large a collective revenue for tne . Society in Its light with the Great Wlilte Scourge. Her acquaintance, In? fluence and powee are national ana international, and were Shakespeare wilting now he would be compelled to say, "The Healing ot the Nations, Thy Name Is Woman." There are thou? sands of people throughout the South | who will be delighted that this honor has been conferred upon so noble a woman. It Is worth noting probably thai with all of her splendid executive ability, her wide sympathy with the sufferings of humanity throughout the i world, her large possessions, her ex? alted character, her splendid benevo? lences and her power of command, there are only five States In tins blessed Union In which, oven If she! wished, Miss Jtoardmnn would be 81- j lowed to cast a single bnllot for any i of the men who are set to rule ov.-ry us. We believe that she has taken] no part In the contest for the right of ther franchise for women, hilt she. 1:1 j so much stronger and better and high? er than ninety-nine one huiulrodtiis of the men who are placed In nigh political station that some p.usmi-. wonder how it happens that the wo? men who do the great works 'his wo man has done are Inferior In construc? tive forrc to the men who cry out against the equality of woman. Til 15 NfllSK NUISANCE, An esteemed correspondent Is great? ly disturbed by the noises in this city. She writes that If we succeed in writ? ing down these noises she will head a subscription to raise one ot the hand? somest monuments to us thnt can pos? sibly be erected. We have not yet reached the tombstone age. and trust that, that unhappy day will be long de? ferred; but the noises disturb the liv? ing, and,not the dead, and there ought to be somebody somehow connected with the City Government of Richmond with authority and disposition to sup? press all noises that are not really essential to the conduct of the business Of the community. There are the hucksters, for example. Our correspondent complains that two mornings ago. on the hlock In. which j she "strives to live." there were two wagons, one loaded with berries nnd one loaded with peaches, with outrldern and howlers in fours for each of the vehicles, and "each one of these lcnther 1 tinged louts was yelling bis wares at the top of his voice. Tho noise was Indescribable. Only Dore. If he could have drawn a noise, could picturo It. Add-ld to clanging street cars. Joy riding motor cars, and the thousand and ether noisome nuisances which we submit lo In this city, the agony Is unendurable." Of course, the people who run nway In the summer know nothing about these delights of existence in the good old Rummer time In Richmond'.' Con Lsulroci' ia_xci'zj?J?riJ..ot UaAs U fothld* ?Ion by tho law o.nd tho courts. Wo u'ould suggest, in order that proper emphasis may bo luld upoA tlio noiao nuisances In Tllchinond, so that It will roach the ears of tho administration, that tho parking'of tho hucksters In the neighborhood of 2013 Monument Avenue might have th'e effect of at? tracting the attention of tho powers that be to n condition of things that should'not bo permitted In any civilized community. This mobilization of the noise nrtlsts should be very early In the morning, so that It might have the grentest possible effect. The Vice-president of tho United Stales, as presiding officer of the Senate, has the tight lo vote only when the body Is In tie. The records show that tho Hon. .lames S. Sherman has untied more tics already than any of his predecessors, anil he still has some time to Itoop It up. Mo public dining-room In any large community should bo allowed by law unless It bo flltod up with electric fans, which are useful In hooping the temperature down and tho II los out. I Voice of the People | \ Vlrglnln Woman's View of Shivery. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?In an editorial n fc-w days ago yon attempted to belittle the state? ments of n recent English writer on the honors of slavery, it Is lime that Southern papers should not shrink from letting tho truth ho known to this generation, yet, ns one of this generation 1 know that It Is always hidden. The older generation, tho papers of the South, ney Iho truth about slavery because they nrc now nshamcd of "what is it blot on any country that tolerates the traffic In human flesh and human misery. The editorial says that the stnte tnoni in regard lo the horrors of shivery uro untrue. Let ns see ir that Is true. lx>t us see what the greatest Virginian that over lived said on tills subject: "The whole commerce between mas? ter and slave Is a pcrficliinl exercise ot the most boisterous passions; tho most unremitting despotism on ono part, nnd degradation nnd submission on the other. Our children see lb la nnd learn to Imitate It. ? ? ? The man must i>e a prodigy who can retain his manners nnd morals undupraved by such circumstances. with what execration should the statesman ho loaded who, permitting one-half of tho citizens to tuns trample on the. rights Of the other, transforms those Into despots nnd these Into enemies. Can tho liberties of a nation ho thought secure when wo have removed their only linn basis?a conviction In the rnlnds of men that these liberties are the gift of Clod; that they are not to lie. violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when J reflect thai Cod Is Just; that i His justice cannot .sleep forever." Does any Englishman, and abolitionist, make U charge any noire violent than this of .lefforson himself against the wicked? ness of slavery? Mason, n Virginian, the author of the celebrated. Mill of Rights, says of slavery: "The augmentation of slavcu weakens the State, und such a trade is diabolical In Itself and disgraceful to mankind, yet by this Constitution It Is continued for twenty years. As milch as 1 value a union of all the States, I would not 'admit tho Southern States Into thu Union unless they agree to tho discontinuance of this disgraceful trnlllc, because It brings weakness, not strength, lo the Union." <:onld Lincoln, could any Northern nbollllonlst, have expressed sentiments more abhorrent of slavery than these? Cnlhoiin, wnlln advocating the seces? sion of the .South In order to protect slavery, admits that "slavery In the abstract Is a crime." Evidently lie thought It all right In. the concrete. Davis, in his "Rise and Kail of the Confederate Government/' says on pnge t">. "Tho idea of slavery is re pellnnt to the moral sense of man? kind In I general." Vet Alexander Stephens nays thai "Slavery is the corner-stone of the Confederacy." Two hundred years ago Ihn Massa? chusetts people burnt witches: that was according to the laws and ideas of the day. For any one to attempt In this day to defend slavery as light would he a tusk as Impossible as to show that binning witches was n virtue. The slaves were stolen from their homos, were worked .is beasts are, for shelter and food; they had no rights any while man was bound to respect; they could be whipped j they were by law deprived of any educa? tion; they could not go off tho planta? tion without a passport; they were sold, fathers nnd mothers away from each other; mothers torn* away from their children: the relation of mar? riage was seldom rospected; Die negro girl was at the. mercy of the master's lust. There is no use In tho papers of the South denying the truth?-the. obi statutes of Virginia are still extant. Thai there were individual enses of kind musters docs not change the horrors of tho system and the laws which protected It. It only shows thai some people wore bettor than the laws under which they lived. The Czar has boon kind to individuals, but that does not make tno condition of the .lows In Russia a Just one. This prating by The Times-Dispatch about the relation of slave nnd master sim? ply is a trying to pull tho wool over the eyes of the corning generation by concealing the truth about the horrors of the traffic in human flesh, of the buying and soiling of souls, of the de? gradation of a part of tho human race, all under fa flag which is sup? posed to have been born under a law thai declared "nil men tree and equal." Of course, there were many hind inasterB. Of course, tnero arc many kind Russian noblemen. But the system in Russia, the laws of that country allow tho most abominable cruellies to be practiced on the Jews. Would your writer say I hat, because some Individuals are kind, the. whole system towards the Jews Is right? Hardly; The Englishman who wrote that book told the truth; he told of the laws, he told of the system as it was, and It. Is useless for any one to nt tenipt to deceive educated people on this matter. Let It bo relegated to the past and acknowledged, as the burn? ing of the witches Is, nnd explained honestly on the grounds that It was In accordance with the times. Per? haps that writer may not be aware of Iho facl that England refused to treat with the South as a Confederate na? tion on nccount of the existence and protection of slnvcry In Its horders? the cause wh'oh gave It birth. A VIRU1NIA WOMAN. .Wanted, Mont of All, fiond Bonds. To the Editor of The Tlmos-Dlspatch: Sir,?I like to see fair piny. 1 don't, believe for a moment that Frank Woodson has removed the Danville mountain shed and tacked It up some? where else. In my opinion, the truth of the matter is. Frank has been so busy building sheds and other struc? tures for other cities and towns that he didn't have tlinn lo keep Hie Dan? ville shed in proper repair. And who knows but what the weather man at Washington look, adfvantnge of Iho condition of the shed to lilt. Woodson a lick In the neck? TUstiikns me that ?fter Woodson had built this shed, Danville ought to have had fore? thought enough to have kept It In re? pair. Still. 1 don't know thai Danville is nnv more careless than tho rest of us, for I can see. that our good roads and other public Improvements are sntlly out of repair for the want of a stitch In time. W. C. COUSXNS. li NathaUe.^ATa.. ,Tnnc 31. 1311. Daily Queries ?nd Answers Illlirlur. Which in the proper way to cat an ornngoV IGNORANCE, Tlierc are sevornl ways. PosMbly one of tiio best is to cut off a portion of ihn top and take out. the Interior with a specially made orange spoon. Hncnrtlug. Is It proper for a young man who cseorts a woman homo from a parly to allow her to pay her car faro? " X. V. C. No. CnuvnH Tent. What Is tho proper way to preservo a canvas tent? CAMPER. Tlie following preparation Is said to render canvas tents Impervious to moisture and will keep the canvas pliable tor a long tlmo without break Ins: "Soft soap is lo bo dissolved In hot water, and a solution of copperas (sulphate of Iron) added. The sulphuric acltl combines with the potash ot the soup, and the oxide of Iron Is precipi? tated with tho fatty acltl as an Insol? uble Iron soap. This Is washed and dried, and mixed with linseed oil. The addition of dissolved India rubber to tho.oil greatly Improves the paint." A Passed Kate. On what day of the week did De? cember 15. ISfil, fall? T. A. O. Sunday. Wbl tcivoxli Ina. What Is tho proper way to mix lime for whitewashing? 11. R. D. Tlie simplest method Is to use twenty pounds of lime (unslncked). three pounds of common salt anil half a pound of alum. Slake tho llmo with boiling water until the consistency of the wash Is like thin cream. Then add the salt and alum and stlriuiilll thor? oughly mixed. This Is rendered anti? septic by adding half a pint of crude carbolic acid to each bucket ot wash. Pnpttinf Ion, What cities In the State of Wash? ington have a population of 15.000 or over? M. !?*. W. The returns of the Census Bureau for 1PI0 show Seattle. Tacotnn, Bel llnghnm, Everett. North Yaklnin, Spo? kane antl Walla Walla. .Mllcnirc. What Is the ratlrond mileage of th< world and of the United States. ? B. G. IC. Of ihe world. 501.512 miles. Of the United Stales, 236.86S.63 miles, not In? cluding Alaskn. 312.5:: miles, and Ha? waii. 110.31 miles. M (Minis'. What Is tho regulation as to wear? ing of. medals on the uniform of sol? diers, regulars .md national guard? r, V. Q. The Unite,! States army regulation, which governs the nntionnl guard as well ns regulars, declares that medals can be worn only on a full dress unl fnrm, but that the ribbon of the medal may he worn on the fatigue or service uniform. IUI. What Is the origin and meaning nf tho word "bit" as applied to money, such as one bit. two lilts, etc.? Did the "United States government ever coin 12V/ cent pieces? ANTIQUE. In the long ago. In the Southern States, "bit" was nppllerl to n small piece of silver, usually a renl or 12 V*. cents In Spanish, South American ami Mexlcnn money. The word arono from the foot that suih pleccH wcro looked upon as "a, Uttlo bit" of money, In llio early duys of California the snmo term was applied to reals or anything of the sl/.o of a real, including the old fashioned United Stales dimes. In time- It became common to name, quar lers "two bits" and halves "four hits," 08 two or four reals were the equal of quarter and a half dollar. The United States mints never coined 12Vj cent pieces. Cow Tree. What Is- the' "cow tree" of South America? * N. U. P. It Is an evergreen treo found In the mountains of Central and South Amer? ica. Its sap almost exactly resem? bles milk, and Hows copiously from wounds In the berk. The natives of the country whof) the tree gtows are In the habit of drinking this "milk." and find It palatable nnJ nourishing. Spool Colton. Why Is spool cotton not numbered In consecutive order, as, for Instance, 30, 31, 32. etc.? SEAMSTRESS. The numbers that nre used by the manufacturers express the number of hunks that weigh a pound. The finest spinning rarely exceeds 300 hanks to the pound, while the coarsest weighs about a half pound to the hank, but Ilm common qualities, from which thread Is made, run from ten to forty to the pound. (In Sunday, How about contracts and notes made on Sunday? J. P. U. The luw writers say: "Generally speaking, executory conlrncls mado on ft Sunday will not be enforced. Dellv y on Sunday passes title against the vendor. A contract, of sale made on Sunday Is not saved by the fact that the purchnso money was not paid until the following Monday. A note exe? cuted on Sunday, but delivered on an? other day. Is valid." Plnylng Card? In Hotel Lobby. Is there any State law In Virginia prohibiting the playing of cards for nmusemcnt In the lobby of a hotel? "CLERK." No. Mire. Is there any way to drive mice frrjm n Rummer cottage? A. D. Chloride of lime sprinkled on the floor and on the outside of the walls I will drive them away. Hunt. Is there any patented article that 13 used to prevent dust from entering a house through tho sides of closer! win? dows? G..D. Vns, Nutnrnll?!ntlon. ? "sine to the United States from a foreign country at the age of seven? teen. When clghlee,, and one-half years old made declaration to become it rlllzen. Am I entitled to second papers on attaining the age of twenty one? FOREIGNER. The naturalisation law says that "an alien minor may lake out his first i papers on attnlnlng the age of eigh? teen years, but he enn only become n r-lllzon after having Mb first papers at least two years, and having resided wllhln the United States five year.-, and after having attained the ago of 1 twenty-one years." WEDDING MAY TAKE PLACE WITHIN YEAR IIY I.A MAIKIRISK Uli POSTBXOY, EMPlOnon NICHOLAS has within the Unt three wee ha held a family council nt the Tsarkoe-Solo 4Palace, attended by all rlio adult members of the Imperial House, In order lo consider the question of the engagement of Princess Tatjana Con stantinovnn, daughter of Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Constantino Con* fitantlnoylleti, to Prince Constnntine Rngrntlnn. This engagement was an? nounced in these letters some weeks ago, on which occasion l gave a de? scription of the Bngratinn family, and of Its avowedly Jewish origin, boasting, ns It does, of lineal desrent from the biblical King David. The council, presided by the. Czar, decided that while the engagement might ho allowed to subsist, no marri? age should take place until early next year: that In. the meantime Prince Bagratlnn should be relieved of his military duties ,ib lieutenant of the Cheviillpr Gardes at St. Petersburg, and sen! to travel abroad, und to visit America; while the princess's parents have taken her away from St. Peters? burg, down to their beautiful country place In the Crimea, on the shores of the Black Sea. The young people are tiol to see or to hold any communica? tion with one another until the new year; and then, If they are still of the same mind, but only In that case. Is the wedding to take place at St. Pe? tersburg. II will be the second union slnre the days of Peter the Great of a princess of the Imperial family of Romanoff with a man of non-royal and non-Im? perial rank. The only other Instance was (hat of Grand Duchess Marie Nlkolajewno, sister of limperor Alex? ander II.. and who after the death of her first husband, Mex do Benuharnalu, Imperial Duke of l.euchtenberg, mar lied, with the raluctant consent of her father. Count Nicholas Strognnoff, known as the most handsome and the strongest man of the Russian army. To this union l here was born a daught? er, who married General Count Vla? dimir Sehci'cmltlcff, at the head of ?Alexander MI.'s military household, and whose son, Count Sergius Schere inttleff, married lo n cousin of the same name. Is now military attache of Hie -Muscovite embassy nt Constanti? nople. Grand Duchess Marie retained nil her full rights and prerogatives an a princess of the reigning house, even af? ter her mnrrlage to Count Scheremltleff, who, thanks to this, was able to escnpe the criminal consequences of his kill? ing on unfortunate coiffeur at Nice. Tlhe count, entering his wife's dresslng rliom', found the Figaro displaying al? together undue familiarity while in the act of dressing the hair of the grand duchess, and accordingly seized him by the nape of his neck, and by his waist? band, and lifting him into Hie air, hurled him crashing through the closed windows, Into the gardens two storlen below,- where he succumbed half an hour afterwards to his Injuries. The count was nt once placed under arrest, and II was only because he happened to be the husband of Grand Duchess Marie, and that the latter had retained nil her prerogatives as a princess of tho reigning house of Russia, that Napo? leon III. intervened, and relieved the count of all further legal proceedings, criminal or otherwise. The grond duch? ess, however, bestowed a large sum of money upon the barber's' widow and fa'therless children. Incidentally. It may be mentioned lliat morganatic marriages are alto? gether unknown In Russia. Bvery member of the reigning house who weds must by tho terms of Hie Family statutes of the Romanoffs, statutes that form part and parcel of the law of the land, secure from the ISmpcror a ukase, bearing his signature, eountor slgne/1 by the Minister of the Imperial I-friitse, ?nd addressed to the Senate of the Umpire, sanctioning the union. If that ukase Is Issued, the union is, ipso facto, legal, and tha wife entitled to share nil the honors and dignities of her husband, no matter what her birth or origin. If tho Cznr neglects to la fiuo this ukase, tho marriage remains of doubtful legality In point of ecclesias? tical law, and Invalid according to the national law, the wife being debarred fiom sharing her husband's honors and titles, while the ctUlar.oa.Qt tao-unloa have no right, to succeed to his Impe? rial stains. Among rnre marriages of this kind is that of Grand Duke Paul with the divorced wife of General Huron pls toJkeiH, a lady who now hears the Bavarian title of Countess Hohenfcl sen: while another Is that of Grand Dliko .Michael Mlchaelnlovilch, eccles? iastically married to Countess Sophie Merenberg, who benrs the Luxemburg title of Countess Torby. It was only ?cvoral years after Grand Duke Cyril had married the divorced Grand Duch? ess r,f Hesse, who Is a prlncetin of the reigning house of England, that the Czar Itsucd the necessary ukase com? pletely legalizing their union. Count Felix Hunolstein, who has been prosecuting In London some people for being In possession of certain family portraits by Mlgnard, stolen from his residence. In the Rue Francois Premier, at Paris, and which arc heirlooms. Is, In spite of his German name, a French? man through and through, won his Cross of the Legion of Honor ns an of? ficer In the French navy, under tire in Tonkin, and, according to some genen loglcal experts In France, has a right to the ducal title of Luxemburg-Piney, of nlilch, however, he does not make any use. preferring the name of Hunol? stein, which Is one of the most ancient and ll'.ustrtous of the Old German Em? pire, figures In the Nit?belungcn, also In records of the llrst Crusade, and which can show a number of matri? monial alliances with the German Em? perors, of the houses of Luxemburg and of Hapsburg. Curiously enough, however, the Hunolsteins never rose beyond the rank of haron In Germany, and the house, is still extensively re? presented In Germany by Rarnns ot Hunolstein. In France they have, been counts, by a decree, of Louis XIV., since the beginning of the eighteenth century. ?The father of Count Felix, namely. Count Anthony Hunolstein, married the eldest daughter of Edouard do Mont morency, last Duke of Beaumont, Duke of Luxemburg-Plney, and Prince of Luxemburg: dignities which had been bestowed upon the famous Marshal de Luxemburg in 1661; In recognition of his numerous victories, and also by reason of his marrlnge with Madeleine, heiress and sole survivor of the ducal house of Luxemburg-Plney. With the death of Edouard de Montmoreiicy, in 187S, his Dukedom of Beaumont end his title of Prince da Luxemburg be? came exlinct, being restricted to his descendants in the. mole line. It is a question whether his Dukedom of Luxemhurg-Piney heenme extinct. For, according to a royal edict bearing the date of May. 1711, the dukedom la transmissible to the male descendants, "par cello qul descend et est de In tnalson et du nom de celiil en favetir duqticl le duche it ote erlge." ("By her who descends and Is of the house ot the. name of him In whose, favor the duchy has been granted.") There are only 'two or three patents of nobility in France, granted by former Kings, which henr stipulations of this kind, which may he construed to mean that tho honors are heritable through the female line. But this is contrary t/> the laws of the land sanctioned Ivy Parliament, which expressly restrict tho descent of nobiliary honors to the male line direct, in order of primogeni? ture. It is owing 'to this doubt that Count. Felix Hunolstein abstains from use of the ducal title of Luxemburg Plney. and Is content with the name under which he won distinction on (hu battlefields of Tonkin. (Copyright, 1911. by the Brcntwood Company.) FOR RENT. Safe Deposit Boxes Which afford every safety and conveni? ence for your valuable papers, jcwtlry, etc., when you don't want them, and handy when you need them. National State and City Bank of Richmond