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jltuklucaa Otflo*....,.U* K. Mslo Street fautft lllchmoua.JOM Hull Street jpeteraburs Bureau....10? N. Bycamore Street JLyocbbura; Bureau.Hi BUblh Street ' BY IIAIIi Od? Six Three Oat VOSTAOK PAID Year. Mo?. Una Mo pally with Sunday.f?.CO |S.t3 it.co .U pally without Sunday. 4.00 cm 1.00 .31 Sunday edition only.100 L00 .60 .U .Weekly (Weanssday).L00 .M M . By Tlmea-DU-patuh Carrier Delivery Ber ?lee in Mcbmond land suburbs) and l'etera. fcur?? One Week Dally with Sunday.1? cen| Pally without Cuuday.10 cents Sunday only.0 qe.it? Entered January ZI, 1?C3. at Rlcbmone, Vav, ?? ?.?,['.',.< matter under act of Coo S"f? of March *. 1KB. THURSDAY. AUGUST 1<V 1911. GOOD PLACH FOlt Tlir. RECALL. Miss Florence Klibel, Is the daugh? ter of s. J, K?bel, chief engraver of the Geological Survey at Washington. Her picture w:ts printed in one of the Washington pspors recently, nnd shows that she is a very bright and attractive woman. seventeen years of age. Representative a. w. LaiTorty, of Oregon, was so much ple.-tsed with her appearance that he wrote her a lr tier saying "your picture in the paper so impressed me that 1 hope I Will get to meet you some time." Ap? parently the Congressman had never hoard of her before, certainly he had never met hf r and begging her to for.clve "the unconveiuionallty of the re'iuest if you can." enclosed card to the "Members' Family Gallery" of the House, which he hoped she would trse if she should have occasion ro visit the House. With the explanation that "I happen to i,e a bachelor wlth Sptlt any family of my own," Repre? sentative Lafterty signed himself "very truly yours" The young woman gave the letter to hor father, as she ought to have done, and he has been making things very unpleasant for Laffcrtyi as ho ought to have done. He called lit Lflfferty's office f"t- the purpose of thrashing him, but found that he was"a Smaller man than myself" that he abandoned his good intention and has b'-en telling the newspapers about the affair as n more offoettvc way of punishing the "gentleman from Ore Eon." According to Mr. K?bel, L?if ferty "begged me to give the matter no publicity and told me that It would mean death to him politically if the ! matter should be aired In the news? papers." Lafferty has explained, we j believe, that the letter was written by one of the hoys In his office; but has not denied that the card to the I "Members' Family Gallery" was sent ] to 'he young lady with his knowledge and consent. This Is Lnfferty's llrst term In <"on - gross, and it will pronably i,e his last. He was born in Missouri, went to Ore? gon when ho was thirty years old, ran for Congress as a "progressive Re? publican" Inst year and was elected 1 It would appear from his first effort to g.-t into good society in Wnshintr ton; he is a bit top progressive, and his people ought to recall him. There Is ?:ild to be much feeling at the National Capita! about this Incident, end for its own sake trie House should make full Inquiry Into all the facts of this case. If Mr. l.nfferty sho?l 1 offer his resignation, we do not be? lieve that the Interests of good gov? ernment would suffer. GOVERNMENT PRICE FOR CORN. Jerry Moore, of Florence County, I South Carolin*!,.-has , attained National! greatness. v-H?* hi fifteen years old. ! the son of Methodist minister, and last year performed the miracle of raising 22S bushels of corn on one Here of land, and not very good land ? *t that. Jerry V. Mason, of Klberton, \ Georgia, writes to the New York Times that it cost Jerry Moore more j than |1;50 the bushel to make his corn, that he actually spent over iar,o I cm hi.- crop, and that he "would have : >ost $2 for every (1 he got for his 22S bushels if he had sold hiss com In the open market." Which proves .that Jerry Moore was very lucky in being able to sell his corn to the Gov? ernment, it also proves that u Uoms riot pay to put more in the raising of any crop than the crop can be sold for iu the open market after it has been ' ri'lsed. ' The farmers of the South found that but long ago when, year after year, they continued to raise ? ot ton at more than it could be hold ,101- in the open market, and it is the mistake of which they have not yet been entirely cured,,0V there are sums predictions thai tin ? top this year Will be the largest ev< f produedd, arid naturally, the price will bo lower. The Xeat of Jerry Morn.- wat without pie. .? cedent in the history jf eOrn-grbw lug except In the single case of /.eke Drake, also a South Carolina farmer, who raised on one acre, of land in Marlboro County 2'.T, bushels of corn In both of these rases there was in? tensive farming of the highest pos? sible degree, and though the results were phenomenal, neither case proved that in the general business of grow? ing corn for sale In the open market the ordinary farmer would be safe in lollowing the methods of Drake anil Moore When Attorney-Genera! Wi'kersham pets all his triggers set and springs his plun of having the Government fix , tho price of all munufaetured and (Agricultural products in this country, the farmers can tell better about how much they can spend in the prep? aration of their lands with the cer? tainty of s reasonable profit; for If the Government shall fix the prices at which producers ahull sell. It would he only fair for the Government to say ~Uo what consumers ? shall pay. The Wlokorshnm ?chemo I? n great one. Regulating tl\0'seller. It must also regulate the buyer, antl. thus assum? ing tho guardianship of the people, the Government will lie responsible for the happiness and prosperity of All. If the tlovornment will only tlx the price or corn at tho llgure paid .Wry Moore, namely $| the bushel, wo promise that the South wll raise corn enough next year to feed nil the world for the period of live years. Besides. $4 the bushel for South Caro? lina and Virginia grown corn Is not a cent too much. At any rate, the Wlckersham Price-Fixing Hoard might try It ::t that figure for these two states for one short year just to show how it would work. Till: At 1MTOIUI M AMI THE COLOIt Bl> PBOI'LE. At a special meeting of the Com? mittee on Buildings and Grounds j'if City Council last night, the petition ' ; of Maggie Walker, head of this or- j ; gantzatton In Richmond, for the city i ; Auditorium for the convention of the 1 Order of St. I-uke to he hold In Rich- j . mond next Wednesday. August lfi, w:>.= granted. We wish to applaud the ac- I I tlon of the Committee and to thank] It for' the wholly proper and reason- j i able view it has taken of this mat- j Iter- i The independent Order of St. Luke '. j is a benevolent society composed of j colored people striving for the im- : j provemcnt of their race In the better , : things thai will promote their clvlllza^ j tlon and their desirability as citizens. It Is National in its scope and good I In its purpose, and It should have such encouragement in Its work as the '? stronger and better white people can . give. There was some question as to whether or not the Vonderlehr Ordi? nance providing for the segregation of the races In this town applied In a case like this and there was a dlspo- ; sition to deny the request of the Order for the use of the Auditorium; but : the better and more reasonable juilg- | ment of the Committee on Buildings nnd Grounds determined the matter j last night In a spirit tvlllch will have j the approval of all good people In Richmond, white and black, j 11 is said that there will be a thou- j ! sand delegates In attendance upon Ihej convention next week. They will come from all parts of tho country, nnd we | are glad that they will have a com- j fortable hall In which they can eon- j dint their business, thanks to the Committee of the City Council. It; j would have been a sad reflection upon the good faith of the controlling olo ment In Richmond had (ho petition j of tho Order been denied. A very j largo number of tho respectable, property-holding, tax-paying negroes | of Richmond nre connected with this Order, and they arc entitled to the j consideration which has been extend- j ed to them In this Instance. The more j they can be encouraged In their own efforts to elevate their race, the better j for the white people among whom j they live and In whose success they . should be Interested. I.IKB vim til tu i.t.Nt tn.v- ..! Woodrow Wilson is still growing.! In an address at the advertising men's banquet In Boston last Friday night, on ?'Advertising to sway Public Opin? ion,-' Wil'.lam Q. McAdOO, of New York, compared Or. Wilson to Abra? ham Lincoln, saying: "Governor Wil? son, of New Jersey. Is a? conspicuous example of the public man who rings true. Since Lincoln, wo have had lu public life few men with such felicity of expression, such p.ic'dlty of thought, such fidelity to Ideals and courage of' conviction " That Is remarkably well; put, even if we cannot agree with Mr. McAdoo'S further sluiernent that Gov- ? ern?r Wilson "is the embodiment of safe sound and progressive policy." j and that the realization of the poll-, ties he has urged "mean security for! property and personal rights." We wish wo eoulo think so; we yield to none in our admiration of Gover? nor Wilson's ability and high personal character, and have looked upon htm as the hope of the country in the present disorganized state of our poll- j [ties, but he has gone so much farther! In the advocacy of extreme measures j than otht-rj wo have distrusted that I we doubt the wisdom of the "progres I sivo conservatism" for which Mr. Mc-j Adoo says Governor Wilson stands. I GBO RGB W. t. till DON. V. C. V. General George Washington Gordon,! I Commander of the United Confed-1 crate Veterans, died yesterday. He j was born lu Giles County, Tennessee, ' October 6, is::-;, was graduated from the Western Military Academy In 1S53, J was1 engaged in civil engineering un l cil the beginning of the War Between i the- States, enlisted In the military: . service of Tennessee as drill master ! of the Hlevonth Infantry, was truns- . ! nrred to tho Confederate service, was ; promoted Captal' Lieutenant-Col? onel, and Colonel, and In lSiil attained the rank of Brigadlcr-Goneral. He participated in every engagement ' fought by his command with th* ex- . i caption of the battle at Bentonvllle,] I N. C, and was a prisoner In Fort ?? Warren, Boston harbor, until August, . i three months after the war was, . over. Alter the war. General Gordon studied I ldw, practiced at Pulaskl and Memphis until 1883, wan appointed one of the railway commissioners of Tennessee In 1885, receive^ an appointment in the interior Department of the Unltefl .-States, four years In the Indian coun I try und territories west of the Rocky Mountains* Upon his retirement from j thia Service he resumed the practice of his profession at Memphis, was su j perlntendcnt of the public schools of that city from jb?2 to lf<07, was elect? ed to the GMh and ?ist Congresses from the Tenth Tennessee District, and represented his State and tho South with groat ability and fidelity to his duties. At the. last Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans General Gordon was elected CommtfndW-ln-Chief of that great body of heroes, and now. Iti the seventy-fifth year of his age. ho has passed on to J?'n the innumera? ble caravan that moves on and ever on through the vale of death to the golden spires of day shining above the heights oil the farther shore. There will be weeping and lamentation that this splendid old soldier has gone from among us forever; but the memory of ills gallant deeds anil faithful scrv'ce in war and pence will long survive. A GOVERNMENT HOARD ON 110 W LEOS. Brother Charles I*. Tnft protests in his newspaper, the Cincinnati T'mes Star, against the parental carelessness which produced the ger.erntion of bow-legged men in Memphis, Tenn.. who have been excluded from Fervlng their country in the' United States Navy because of this aliened physical defect, nnd in the development of his subject makes sundry pertinent obser- i vat tons upon the general subject of bow-leggednese, which show that ho. has been u careful student of physio? logical phenomena. For example, he j says: I ? If it is true, as reported, that Of per cent, of the applicants examined at the naval recruiting station in; Memphis were found to tie bow-legged, that is pretty good evidence that pa- ! rents in that suction encourage, the'r offspring to toddle before their little leg! arc ready for such exercise. '?Few persons arc born bow-legged; either they acquire bow-leggodness, or, what \s more likely, have bow-; leggednesa thrust upon them. Cer? tainly nobody Is bow-lesgcd by choice There are certain curves of the hu- 1 man body that are to be desired, but; outward curving of the nether limbs j Is not that kind. Bow legs are the i result of carelessness, not on the part! of tlic unfortunate possessor, but of j others old enough to know better." j Wo are disposed t'i agree with Brother Taft that the condition of which complaint has been made and; which has doubtless deprived the j country of some great Nelson of the | lighting line, is to be la'd to the1 charge of the parents of Tennessee who have suffered their children, par- j ticularly their boy children, to attempt to wulk before they were able. As a matter of fact, tow lc^s do not In? terfere with the efficiency of those who have them; indeed, we believe It can be demonstrated that they are stronger ?physically than their straight-legged brothers, and in re? spect of mental force they have little it nothing to lose by comparison, man! with man. with those w-lio think they w alk uprightly; The strength of the > (itch has been noted since long before? the time of Confucius, and js designed,' by reason of Its polyhedral structure,] to receive the load equally at nil j points and thus to transmit the pres-1 sure through stones, ribs or other ele? ments placed In the line of pressure, j Hence, we should say, the leg that is' built upon the plan of the arch known j In the building trades is really strong- | er than the leg that is regarded'asJ sufficiently symmetrical by reason or; Its following a straight line to qualify Its possessor to serve hin country Inj swabbing up the decks of our men-of war. We agree, however, with Brottier Taft that, speaking |n a general way,; men are bow-legged in the Memphis district of Tennessee "all oij account I of parental carelessness " Brother j Taft has correctly stated the cuuse, but he has fulled to recommend a remedy. Why not have Congress pass, an act authorizing the President to, appoint a Government Board on Row-j Legs to take especial charge of this' Increasing Infirmity among the peo- ' pie of Tennessee and to provide nurses - lor the mothers who have so much else to oo that they cannot look after I their own children as closely us they should. Could not such a commis? sion be appointed under "the generali welfare" clause of the Constitution?! Would not this be a proper fluid for Federal exploitation? Is It not as important and necessary to the future prosperity of our great country to con? serve the legs of possible recruits for' the Navy as'n is to take care of<the] forests? j NEW WAY TO MAKE TADPOLES, i It is announced in a special cable ? from Paris to the Now York Times that Professor Bataillon, of Dijon, has, with the aid of electricity, actuully obtained tadpoles by pricking frogs" eggs with a very fine platinum needle, and that ho has come to "the con? clusion that two proecses were re? quisite for the development of a living being from the egg.? These processes, ' he conceives, as first, a shock that ? sets the segmentation pi ocean in mo? tion, and, seaond. a factor which ac? celerates the evolution." isn't that wonderful? OIGven frogy, that lay eggs and ogK.s that have been laid by frogs, and a line platinum needle, und electricity and the sog- . mentation process In motion, and this \ remarkable man has been able to oh- j tain tadpoles from the eggs that the 1 frogs have laid, lie tried the same thing with fish eggs, but without re-J suit, probably because the heat con- j j dltlona were not exactly right; but let j It never be forgotten that he has ob talned tadpoles' from frogs' eggs: :t ; i;, marvellous, of course; but" Why ; should anybody want to Und a new Way of making tadpoles? unless. In- i deed they are to be a very superior kind (adPOleS thai would b? able, t-> beat the porgle of Charleston waters which we are told In the lan? guage of the poet: "I'orgle walk. Porgle talk; Porgle eat wld de knife and fork." if Profes'osr Bataillon, of Dijon, can do nothing better than produce tad : poles from the eggs that have been laid by frogs, with the use of a tl?;e platinum needle subjected to elebtMc discharges, It would seem that tiic old plun of obtaining all the tadpoles that ar<- needed is really better than the new method. Science has had a good many advantages over Natu.'o, seeing thai It lias been able to make the most of the materials Nature has provided for tho use of Science. When Governor Blc.iso entered the court-house in Spartanburg tho other day to address a good roads meet? ing hold there, the delegates wer.; singing "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.'* The Herald has ex? plained that the delegates were sing? ing a song of thanksgiving for the copious rains that hud fallen tho pro* .vious day und not really because of tho pretence of tho Governor. Tho discoverer of a Rood poem is almost as good as its writer. The Charlotte Observer has found a gem. which is: "Miss Irene Carter Boverly Nash Had more good looks than land or cash, But this did not her soul abash; she carried herself with quite a dash. In summer she- made n'any a mash. Though none as yet liaJ ueen so rash To tie himself to her blue sasn; Bach fall her hopes have come to crash; The boys rush hack to town and hash. And the maiden still Is Irene Nash." No namo is given by the Observer, hut whoever the author in he can bend the bow with F. Hevlno Plcklo or Gerald Palmer Edmunds, the Shel? ley of Falrlleld. Voice of the People Thomas S. Martin. To the Editor of The' Times-Dispatch: Sir,?1 have known Thomas S. Mar titi tor three decades, served upon the Democratic state Committee with him for years, fought shoulder to shoulder with him through :hc most memorable campaigns ever waged in Virginia? lssa, when Mahonc was overthrown and the legislative power of the State wrested from the Republicans; issi, when Cleveland was elected President, and lvs... when a Governor, Lloutenant-i Governor und Attorney-General wore! elected, bringing the state under com-1 plote Democratic control. Those wore strenuous times?days thai tried men's principles?but I Thomas s. Martin was always on the j tiring line, Harbour's right-hand sup-1 port and wise counselor, a bulwark for ; Gordon; and for more than twenty years one of the strongest 'supports of | Chairman. Bllyson, \Vc had to raise1 money?yes. iota of it, nnd use it. too? \ for we felt that our civilization was ] at Stake when the Republicans In pow-1 er with blazon effrontery had ap- | pointed negro school trustees in ouri capital city, and negroes were aspiring to seats in Congress, one of whom was actually elected and served. We had to light desperately to gain and re lain party supremacy ami tin sinews of ua? had to be provided. 1 have attended committee meetings when everything looked as blue as in? digo, nnd tlie prospects of success al? most hopeless, notably during the cam? paign of 1881, and often have 1 seen Martin rise ami in his clear, concise and forceful way outline a clean-cut plan of campaign which met tho ap? proval of all and Cleared the horizon. We all worked and did our liest, but we always looked to Martin to do us much as any ten of us. We leant upon him heavily at limes, but he t:over flinched or Tailored, and never disappointed vis. Hi- raised money for tho committee during every campaign for years, and in addition was a trusted leader, wise In council and strong in action. Martin's reputation and influ? ence grow every year until his great oontest with General Pitz Lee for the United States Senate. in that fight 1 was opposed to Mar? tin, and supported Loo. with whom I had been closel" connected for four years and regardod him a strong man for the position. When the contest was over and Martin nominated, al? though disappointed, I did not coun? tenance or take any part witli those of General Lee s hot-headed support? ers" who claimed that Martin's nomina? tion was effected by undue means, i but' went homo very much disgusted over their action. I fought Martin hard, but hit above the belt, and when ho was nominated, accepted It as the honest judgment of a majority of the Democratic mem? bers of tho General Assembly, which It was. Tho claim that Martin's nomi? nation and election was brought about by the improper use of money !s a slander upon the General Assembly ami is untrue. The facts uro that Martin's strenuous party service, his ability and I strength of character was well known j to the party leaders who molded pub He opinion throughout the State, and i It was in recognition of these party! services?his ability and force of char-j acter that lie was nominated. I watched carefully, and I may say critically. Martin's course during his i fr.-t term, and before he came up for j re-election recognized that Virginia hud BOCured 'he services of the most ; useful and inliuentlal man she hnd sent to the Senate for a long time, and gave him hearty support. The cry "f ring rule is as old as the organization r.f political' partlcj. nnd is getting very s*R,le. 1 have heard It all my life, and It generally comes from the out? wentlng to get In. There will bo found n considerable fn-tlon of recalcitrants In every po? litical party, men who revolt because their particular views and policies do not meet tho approval and ratifica? tion of a majority of their ptirty as? sociates; they become obsessed with their own importance, and because tho" tail can't wag the dog. wnnt to out i off Its head: kit k out of the traces, and try ring rule, "Ring rule! Ring rule! Down with the ring!" Is it > strange or remarkable that ?.he advICO and counsel of Democratic tenders who have won distinction and Influence through a lifetime of party service should be often sought and frequently followed? is It strange or remarkahle that the Democratic party should reoortnizo and elevate to po? sitions of nubile trust men who have proven their ability and tholr loyalty and devotion to the party? Is It strange or remarkable that the me n thus distinguished and advanced ' phould have greater influence than i ethers not similarly situated? Is it not tho plain duly of men so situated to give their advice and use their Influxnoo for the best Interest of the people, whenever and where ever they doom It necessary? Fellow-Demot r.its. take It from one who. commencing In lSfiO. when Gil? bert r Walker defeated Henry Harpy Weils for Govomor, hag for more than f'rtv years fought the battler of De? mocracy In every campaign in Vir? ginia- there Is no ring dominating or controlling the actior, of the Demo? cratic, partv In Virginia. Uf policies are controlled by Its chosen representatives?legislative, ex - ee,UllV? and Judicial?ho Important ac? tion Is .taken, no important question decided, that I-- not' either directly approved nnd authorized at the polla <>r by repr?sentatives thus chosen to renresenl them That the representatives often con? sult, advise with and frequently adopt ?the views, opinions and Judgment of the loading mm of the parly who I have qualified themselves to ndvlso-by i long experience and distinguished pub (lio service eons without saying, but j Instead or this being nn evidence of I rlno: rale. It Is unite the reverse, and Is In keeping with the best traditions of the party and iho rommonwealth. I Right here Is where the shoo pinches?-the men who have sought I distinction froni tho party nnd falle4 Indignant because tnoir revtow-Dcmo-' crnts do not place the samp estimate , upon them that tliey placo upon them- 1 solves, begin tho cry of ring rule In a ftttllo effort to attract the public eye j to themselves und detract from those ; (hey seek to pull down. There la no ring?there Is no ring rule controlling the Democracy of vir-1 , glnij. There Is a Btrong militant par-I ; ty with chosen leaders of proven abll- j Uy, loyalty und courage, which fori nearly thirty years has maintained uti- ' broken its control of Virginia, and the' destlnlos of her people?a parly that !? OKS with pride, upon lite Officers, leg? islative, executive* and ludlclal. it has given the Commonwealth, and points the finger of scorn und Shame tit the nion Who attempt to place the brand, of rlngster upon their brows. That ti>.' party nas ruled Virginia ' Wisely and well is attested b\ the Srettt progress sho h^? made along evory line of human off ort. Martin's services as Senator have been pre- . eminently valuable and satisfactory?I ho is distinguished in an august hodv ' of distinguished men; he has been sc-' looted as the Democratic leader in tho Sonate, and he loads with great abll- ! Ity, showing to tho nation those ster? ling qualities which Vlrglnlu long Bines recognised and appreciated The 1'oti^ress of the l." til ted States is now dealing with numerous questions of : ? more vital Importance than litive been j presented for solution within the last . ttfty year8, involving policies which : the national Democracy hus been ad? vocating and pushing t? tho front for ye.u-.-, with which Martin la more fa? miliar and more capable .,[ handling than any new man could possibly be; ; he Is growing dally In influence and ! power and In the estimation of his fellow-Senators. Virginia and the nation needs Mar? lin, and it would be worse than folly should the Virginia Democracy fall , to return him to the Senate. Look at hint, sticking closely to his post, doing hlli duty as a public servant, ] without reg.nil to his personal Inter? est, although his opponent, a member, of the House of Representatives, now lit session, hus been absent and upon the stump for several weeks. 1 cannot see why any Democrat hav? ing an eye single to the interests of his State can full to support Mar? tin. As far myself, I suy stick to your post. Senator; do your duly to your .State, und Virginia Democracy will tuke care of the consequences I shall soon have something to say about our brilliant young Junior Sena? tor, whose candidacy I cordlall v in? dorse. R. A. AYKRS. Rig Stone Cap, Vrt? August 7. (.lies .Inckson and Ills Work, To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?I note, from Issue this morn? ing that there is to be an Investi? gation of- the "perpetration of ulli ged frauds in connection with the Negro Development Company, of which Olios li. Jackson was president and R, T, Hill secretary," which are alleged to have been committed In Newport News Now, the fact that 1 was not presi? dent of the Negro Development Com? pany, but was director-general of the 1 Negro Department of the Jamestown Exposition, of which R. T. inn was treasurer, and which was promoted by the said company, to which Congress gave JlOO.uuij. I would like to stato that tHo Tercentennial Commission, consisting of the Hon. Win. 11. Taft, then Secretary of War. Hon. Leslie M. .?-'haw, then Secretary of the Treasury,: nnd Hon. Victor H. Metcalf, secretary, . appointed a committee to fully Investl- j gate titis company and Its manage llient under me as director-general. ? Upon report of this committee, tho commission, of which President Taft was chairman, signed n paper which gave me a clear bill yof health and : commended me upon the honest and straightforward manner in which I had conducted the affairs, and I hold this paper to-day and treasure It as ! a valuable possession. I huvc no ob? jection to any further investigation of this company so far as 1 um con corneil, as during my administration I beard of nothing derogatory of uny of the officers connected with me In this work. If I may be excused I would liki? to say that the world has given me great credit, for this splendid exhibit and is giving me more credit for thu production Of the "Industrial History of the Negro Race," written by me, i with the assistance of Professor D. Webster Davis. Thole Seems to bo : Jealousy In the hearts of a number of the people who have from tlmo j to time tried to besmear me in order to kill and destroy the effect of the great work I have done, but I want to serve notice to rha race of this country that when they shall have . destroyed nie they will have destroyed j one who bus done more for their up- : building than any other negro In Vir- ; giiila, and until 1 do something con . trary to law they shoifld at least < let me go on with my work nnd stop j trying to obstruct and hinder mo. j It Is not my fault that others hnvo not been able to do what I have done, although 1 have pulled off more big tilings isuccessf ully than any other of them, and I simply ask to be let alone. alone. GILES B. JACKSON. August 0. 1011. A Protest. To the Editor of The Tlmes-Dlsp.iteh: Sir,?Jn the name of decency and morality, will you please explain to a long-suffering public why you have departed from the traditions of your noble founder by filling your front page with photographs of a female locally notorious in infamy? The writ? er, though no prude, was shocked when he saw it. Re heard a refined lady ,tive utterance to her infinite dis? gust; he heard a representative gath? ering of gentlemen at the Westmore? land Club express their unanimous condemnation of the act; and he be? lieves that you In your heart must bo ashamed of it. Would you make vice attractive for a few pennies? Why those designing poses of meretricious art and seductive beauty? The per? formance Is corrupting to youth, de? al Ing to ma:.hood, and Insulting to the virginity of Virginia. Tho pure women of the Commonwealth should pelt you with protests, and at 'least thi re Is one man who cannot keep Silent. '-'V;c-f. Is a monster of so frightful mien. That to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft. familiar with her face, AVo fir.-t endhre, then pity, then em? brace." And Thf. Tlrncs-Dispatch should be above catering to such impulses, and despise the methods of the "yellow Joufjial." EUGENE C. MASSIE. I "JJurifceil by the Samples." To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir. -Kindly permit mo to sny. as briefly as 1 may. that a quiet, unpre numlng. thoughtful reader of your es? timable paper is highly pleased and heai tilv commends what you write editorially under the heading:, -Judged by the Samples." What you say is discriminating, thoughtful and logical. Its very truthfulness la a snd remind? er of deplorable conditions in tho sov? ereign Ptaten mentioned In tho South, East and West. We all know (those of us who do any thinking) that such matters, with the conditions that in? evitably follow, must sooner or later be met and dealt with In a manner not yet disclosed to the patriotic mind nnd heart of a loyal citizenship. In the meantime WO should not allow our Indignant feelings to tempt us into ony effort to belittle the men that the' Sta.tes In question, while con? sulting their own might and sovereign? ty, have seen proper to select and send to tho Senate of a- Ngrnnd re? public. * Who knows but what some of them, or even nil. may improve in this won? derful ern of great possibilities? Per? haps It may be best for tho present If we extend. Indulge only our sym? pathy for these sovereign 6tato.stawl their weak, erring representrt'tlvbs August 7, 1011. C: A. 'R. Hoiv to fict no Education. ? To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: g|r*,?By giving publicity to the In cloned typewritten call for applica? tions, you probably will, bo able to help some worthy hoy ??r* girl to a I irood education. The call has been <ln laycd by conditions over which the undersigned had no coiitrol, and It should have been ero this dnto In the bauds of thoso interested. As to the plan for using money to aid worthy students (ns sot forth In tho printed folder also inclosed), you will. I doubt not. ngroo with mo in thinking It probubly tiie most val? uable discovery hitherto made, its chief vnlue is that'n safe way hus been Invented for lending the principal of the fund rather than the Interval only, to young men and women who possess these qualifications?a good, Christian character, good nntural Hib'lltles, und habits of study. Experience has shown Tor thiiiy-elght years in tho M B. Churoh (North) that the obligations taken by such young ment and wo? men arc safer investments than tho bonds and stocks vended In the mar? ket. And while safe. It also multi? plies the power of the fund In the ratio of 25 to I, For while $2.500 In? vested In good securities at 4 per cent, yields $100 to bo loaned to a student for one year In college?not as a full supply, but u aulllcient aid for on? who also helps himself?the $2.500 In loans or $100 will send twenty-live such youthB for one collegiate yenr to a good institution. The honor of the discovery, as has been Intimated, bo longs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. But our brethren arc pleased to See uk receiving the benefits of their discovery. To the undersigned no credit js due. save for the "memorial scholarships." a sort of Presbyterian postscript to a MethotMst epistle. It was the only method for getting the fund that wns open to him.. And it Is a real pleasure to be able to say that one of these scholar? ships bears the honored name of Moses D. M?ge, one of tho most admired nnd beloved of the many good and great sons of that "Old Do? minion. " which is justly styled "the mother of States and of statesmen." Pew men outside of her boundaries have had better opportunities of know? ing the qualities of her wonderful people. Por, from First Mantissas to Appomattoxl I marched under the ban? ners of .lohnston and I?ot> to and fro over her territory, to bo convinced beyond rtsk of changing the opinion that no Commonwealth In Christendom cnn Justly claim to be her superior. ? 1 have made the game request about the call for applicants to the students* loan fund to threo other greni ' Journals, located in different pnrt? o! our territory, thut jis many as possible may be advised of this opportunity to rece've aid in their struggles for a good education. Please do them this kindness. WM. B. HOGGS. Secretary Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Presbyterian Church, United States. The Sttulciitit' Loan Fund. It gives us pleasure to state for the Information of nil concerned that tho regulations govorntng the distribution of scholarships in the students' loan fund liuvo been printed, and that the necessary -blanks will be sent on re quest to those wishing to receive aid. Please rend name nnd address to either of the Secretaries?Rev. H. II. Sweets, I"). D.. 122 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Ivy., or to tho undersigned, who has special charge of this work. And it .eeiris well In this connection to suggest that the executive commit? tee of Christian Education and Minis? terial Relief In awarding the scholar? ships will feel constrained to have due regard to such considerations as these; 11) The. location of applicants, in order to distribute the benefits na widely as possl'ble over the assembly's territory. Inasmuch as tho fund Is yet In Its Infancy and only a limited num ! ber of scholarships can possibly bo \ given out at present. (2) To the amounts asked to be loaned to the applicant. For. other tilings being equal, the most good dan be done In our present condition by lending In the smallest sums consist? ent with our being assured that tho borrower will bo able with economy [ and self-denial to finish the college year for which the loan Is made. i Conditions over which neither the executive committee nor the sec-, retarles have control having delayed [ this publication, the applicants are re? quested to be us prompt uh they ran be In eommutilcntlng wltb us. WM U ROOGS. Secretary, having chnrge of tho schools nnd college work. Wayhcsville, N..r\, August i, i?ii. 1 (R. P. D, No. 3 ) Daily Queries and Answers riirhett-Fltr.aliunl?n? Fllcbt. Will von please publish the date, month and viar o/ the Corbetl-Fltx slmmons fight, whwn tho latter won from Corbott? FIGHT FAN. Carson City. Nov., March 17, ?1897. Orphnn llrlgnde. Tell me. please, the town the Orphan Brigade Kentucky had last fight in. what State; tiow soon after the light came tho surrender? COl,<)NF.B The Kentucky troops known as the Orphan Brigade were very much re? duced In number before tho close of the war. The remnant surren. )ored with Johnston In North Carolina, and participated. In all the last engage? ments of Johnston's army. Johnston's last fight was at Bentonvllle, N. C. I'nce. What Is a pace? M, E. C. The pace Is usually reckoned at SO Inches. Tho Roman pace, or double step, the thousandth of a mile, was live Roman foot, equivalent to about GS 1 English Inches. WARWICK MAY REPAIR SHATTERED FORTUNE Ill' I.A MA HQ VISE DE Pd.VJKXOV, Lord Warwick i? leaving Eng? land this month, with u largo staff of engineers, to examine an extensive tract of coal and timber land In British Columbia, bordering on the United States, and In which he has ac? quired a preponderant Interest. Should the enterprise turn out successfully, ho may yet manage to restore the eadly Impaired fortunes of ills earldom, ami those of his wife, who at the time of her marriage was regarded us a great heiress. So Straitened; Indeed, havs the circumstances of 1.0rd and Lad) Warwick become of late years, thai they have been compelled, not merely to offer the countess's favorite home in Essex, known as Beaton Lodge, for rent, nnd to sell to an American wo? man. Miss Dodge, Wnrwick House, their stately home In London, but even to turn their remaining possessions into a Joint stock limited liability company, of the kind suggested by the librettist, the lute Sir William Gilbert, in ono of the most amusing comic operas, writ? ten to the music Of Sir Arthur Sullivan, and bearing, if my memory serves me. the title of "Utopia, Limited." The scheme was launched with a big flourish of trumpets, but apparent? ly did not prove very succcsuful, since the Warwick and Easton Estates Com? pany has figured somewhat frequently In recent years as defendant in law? suits brought against it for the recov? ery of money loaned. Lady Warwick lias never been popu? lar with the people of her own class, her beauty, her caustic wit. and her in? difference to the conventionalities, ex? citing many enmities against her. Moreover, her ephemeral attempts to identify herself with thtt cause of So? cialism, the doctrines Of which she preached for a time, like any spellbind? er, from Improvised platforms, nnd oven from cart-tails, served to still further anger the members of her caste against her. Indeed they held her up] to obloquy, as a sort of "Philippe Egal It e" In petticoats, fnd were dis? posed to rejoice over everything in the] shape of misfortune that overtook her. j Now. however, their rancor lias dlmln- i Ished, k'ndlier feelings pretail; and everybody will be glad if her husband's 1 venture in British Columbia proves a] financial success, and restores the shattered fortunes of the earldom. Winston Churchill has stirred up no end of trouble for himself by his ex? traordinary action In Issurlng orders to the chief constable of Warwick? shire, to refrain from executing several warrants for the arrest on charges of fraud of a woman ol the name of Beatrice Carter, ,iust completing a term of hard l.ihor In Reading Jail, for offenses of an 'analogous character. Had it not been for Winston Churchill's interference, she would have been ar? rested Immediately on leaving the prison gates. The warrants had been Issued to the chief constable in due form by the magistrates of Warwick, Birmingham and other places in the county, and the question has been naturally raised as to whether Winston Churchill had power, as Secretary of State, to stay the. execution Of the warrants. His action is utterly without pre? cedent. There are some who Insist that he should have waited until the woman had been re-arrested and tried, and could then have exercised the royal prerogative of pardon In the name of the sovereign. Others again argue that since a Secretary of Stnto has magisterial powers to issue warrants for arrest?such warrants were issued on the last occasion by Lord Halifax and Lord Egremont against John Wilkes in 17fi3?ho has also the power to arrest the execution of warrants, though there is no record of anything of the kind having been done since the reign of Charles II. That Winston Churchill should ar? rogate to himself, as Secretary of the Home Department, the right of quash? ing and commuting, or else remitting the punishment of an offender, after conviction. In the name of the sov? ereign,' who has the power of pardon, is one thing. But that he should take upon himself to order the course of Justice to bo stopped before the offender Is brought to trial, nnd grant n proven criminal Immunity before conviction. Is something absolutely unheard of, slrjco not even the sovereign hlmselt . hau tho right or power to adopt any j such i ourse, The only excuse that Winston I Churchill s* cms to have hud for his j action is the principle lad down by I the court of criminal appeal; that In j the case of several offenses by the ) same Individual a single sentence I should bo regarded as expiating all ; pen ling charges. t So far as can be seen, the high constable of Warwickshire would havo been perfectly Justified In declining to obey the orders of the Secretary of State, who hits no authority over him. for, excepting; the metropolitan police force of the county of I , the Set retniy of Stale for the Homo De? partment has no body of police under his Immediate control. Nor has Wins? ton Churchill any authority over the Warwickshire magistrates. They, too. could have Ignored his orders, since they nre subject only to the authori I ty of tho lord high chancellor In fact, did not the government possess such an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons, there is no, doubt thai Winston Churchill's interference with the course of justice In Warwickshire would huve led to a demand for his impeachment. Dublin, I may say. In response to an inquiry from a correspondent, is a very ancient city Indeed, and was writ? ten and spoken of by Ptolemy, the cele? brated mathematician, astronomer, and geographer, in the second century of the Christian era. as Kbl&na. or Deblann Clvitas. which means "the city of tlio Black Channel." from which we are j led to Infer that the Ldffey was in j finitely blacker then than it is to-day, and of about the same-hue that It was j some fifty years ago, before the sanl | tary means Introduced to rid It of Its I traditional foulness. For the explana tl ?n given to his passenger by the ' jaunting car driver, away back In tho 1 eighties, to the effect that "the smell 1 of the Llffey os one of the sights of , Dublin" lias now lost Its point. I The first people to erect a castle at Dublin were the Norwegians, who colonized there In the ninth century, and who built a fortress on the site of ihe present castle. This castle was besieged and then seized by the Danes, and held by them with varying success, until 1166, when the English formed an alliance with Itory O'Connor, King of Lclnst^or, and took the castle, drlv I lng out the Danish governor. Skulf Mac Turklll, the last Norse ruler of j Dublin. In 1172 Henry II. arrived, and wintered at Dublin, entertaining thero the Irish Kings nnd princes, with whose assistance he had crushed and driven out the Danes. He held his court there, in a pavilion of wicker work, made according to the custom of the country. We are informed that the Irish chieftains were entertained with great pomp, and alllunces entered Into with them, "the plenty of the English table and the goodly courtesy of the attendants" having done much to reconcile them to their new allies. In the following year, however, Henry II. granted "his city of Dublin to his subjects of Bristol, to lnhnbit. and to hold of him, nnd his holr for ever, with all tho liberties nnd free customs which his subjects of Bristol then en Joyed at Bristol nnd through all Eng? land." This charter is the foundation of the liberties of the city of Dublin, Which were afterwards enlarged and confirmed by King John, without, how? ever, removing the status of the Irish metropolis, as n fief of the city of Bristol. (Copyright, 1011. by the Brentwood Company.) I WOMEN It's a wise woman who puts a little money In tho savings bank regularly. No woman can tell when she'll need money pretty badly. The National State aind City Bank has many women aniong its 1 deposi? tors. Why not prove your thrift and wisdom by becoming one of them? National State and City Bank, Richmond, va. Witt. H. Palmer, Prealdent. John S. F.llett, VIec-Preiildent. Win. M. Ulli, Vlee-Prenldrnt. J. W. Mnion, Vlee-Prosldcnt. Julien II. 1III1, Cashier.