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This time he is tnllng in The Output, of which ho Is Contributing Editor, about how we should take care of Ainska and of how It happened that he eliminated 3i,000 acres of land ?valuable water front at Eyak and an Valdez Arm?from the Chugach Forest upon the advice of Garfield and Pin chot, never dreaming for a moment that lh( Guggenheims had any inten? tion of getting their fangs fixed Into It. As In the case of the Tennessee Coal and iron deal, he assumes entire responsibility for the Guggenheim transaction, because "at the time the eliminations at Eyak and Velde* Arm were made, no suggestion had been made to me from any source, nor was .there any public knowledge that there was the slightest danger of the Gug? genheim Syndicate, or any other syn? dicate, obtaining control of Alaska, as the developments during the past three years have- shown to be the ease, und .is has been a matter of public notoriety for at least two. years." Moreover, "when these elimination?! were made, there was not a vestige of evidence to show that v.> should he on our guard to prevent such a mo? nopoly as Is now evidently threat? ened" If either Garfield or Plnchot knew anything about the Intentions of the Guggenheims, neither told him* about It. - but in any event, it was of no possible consequence, because ..t that time nothing had developed to show that they (the Guggenheims) had become an exploiting syndicate tending to establish a monopoly?aside from the fact that It had never been suggested, as it lias rlriceNbeeh proved, that they were expecting to be the beneficiaries of what has since been declared to be a fraudulent transac? tion. The difference between elimi? nation In one case and In the otti-'r teems to me to be sufneiontly obvious.'' It will be noted that this latter ref? erence is a pot shot'at Taft, who told nbout the 33,000 acres of Alaskan land eliminated h>' The Colonel when he was President. !: "vould look from The Colone]'.? Present statement that the Guggen? heims slipped up on him just as Gary Jtid Prick slipped up on 'him In the Tennessee Coal and Iron affair, nnd if they had only known how soft ho was, doubtless other of the syndicates ir.d malefactors of great wealth would have obtained yet other favors from ..Jjim. As It was, lie appeared to be on ??'tv good terms, for a whUe at least, luring his Administrations with some .if the gang, as the letters of "My Dear Uarrlman^'ysnd the unpaid accounts of' carious., njid- sundry railroads would jeehi to show-. However that may he it nv.ist be understood that the Con Moller Cay business and the Eyak and i'aldez Arm business do not stand on vll fours, and each case, we are now issured, must be Judged on Its own merits. The Guggenheims appear lo ! oe securely planted on the Eyak reservation. having got in there before The Colonel reullzcd that they were in the syndicate business, and they ore so well fixed, it would seem. I ihat there Is no way of firing them ! without breaking the good faith of! :h? Government which permitted them Kb get in when The Colonel opened ^3,000 acres of the public domain, or vr. much thereof as they could use in 1 their syndicating work. It is d-lf 'erent at Controller Bay, of course', thd Ryan ought to be watched. There j ?re about II.00ft acres of the elimi? nated area at Controller Bay, out of i possible 12.J.00 acres, that he has not ^. .'.iken up, ar.d that nobody else on the face of the earth seems to want; but President Tuft, with the warning he has had in the exposure of the Gug? genheim transaction when the great? est watchdog this country or any oth? er has ever known was on guard ? must see to It that Ryan does not lake all of the unoccupied Bites for r.illroad terminals nt that point. Of one thing The- Colonel Is con rlnced: Alaska must be developed. He Is willing that the Government should iwn and operate the railroad In that country, and so are we and so would be the Guggenheims and Ryan, prob tibly, If they could get out what they have put Into the projoots they have undertaken. Just why The Col sneJ should have written anything at til on the subject, and particularly jvhet he has written, hafjles our com? prehension. We fear that the Rollo Boys are not editing the "copy" of the Contr'butlng Editor as' carefully as they should, for his t-.-ikr MIGHT DO BETTER, NEXT TIMES. Terterday there was a discussion In a little circle here about the avail? ability of Mr. Bryan as a candidate ?for President, and we have been asked for the figures. In 1?56, there wore seven candidates for President. Mr. Bryan counting twice, en he was the oaridldnto of both n.o Democrats and the Populists. Thu total popular vote that year for Presi? dent was 13.923.102. .McKinley re? ceived 7.104.779 votes; Mr. Bryan re? ceived 6.502,925 votes. In 1900. there were eight candidates for President. The total popular vote was 13.95P.653. McKinley received 7, 207.923 votes: Bryan received 6,358.133 votes. In 1908. there were seven candidates for President. The total popular vote was 14.S8S.449. Taft received 7.67S.90S votes; Bryan received 6.409.104 votes. In 1S96 McKinley received 271 Elec? toral votes and Bryan received 176. In 19O0 McKinley received 292 Electoral votes: Bryan received 155. In 190!? Taft received 321 Electoral votes; Bryan received 162. The only candi? date for President who received a plu? rality of the votes for President, and who was defeated was Grover Cleve? land, who in lSvS had a popular plu? rality over all the live candidates run? ning against htm of 98,017 votes. It would appear from these figures that Mr. Bryan was beaten the three times he ran for President not onl/ by llio popular vote of tho country, but by tho Electoral vote also. Ho might do better, however, If he should have another chance. THE DAH ASSOCIATION AND THE CI.IHIKS. At the meeting of the State Bar Association on Wednesday a resolu? tion was adopted providing for the ap? pointment, of a committee to inquire into the matter of the fees paid to the three clerks of the Supreme Court of Appeals, with the view of asking the General Assembly to place these ex? cellent officers on a straight salary basis Instead of allowing them to b? compensated for their services by the present system of fees, which Is a hardship upon the litigants in Ihnt Court We wish the Bar Association might have extended the work of the com? mittee so that It could also have taken cognizance of the fee system generally; but It was dealing with the question as directly affecting the par? ticular'Interest represented by the As? sociation. Its exatnple Is worthy nf nil imitation by other organizations In the State which are engaged In business enterprises of any sort. Moreover, the taxpayers generally are directly interested in the reform of tills great evil, and they should move In a body for Its removal. Public of- i ticers should be paid welt for their services; but the people who pay them should know what they are paying. N.'Xt week there will bo a meet- ' Ihg of the Clerks' Association at: Staunton. and doubtless the subject will be there discussed. They are a i very populur and generally deserving set of men; but that is no reason why any of their number should be paid more than the highest Judge in the ' Stuii- nnd more than the Governor himself receives for his abundant la- j bors. Cut out- the fee system! It is j goins. and going fast. In other States, j and It ought to go In Virginia. XAfiEI.'S COMMON SENSE. Charles Nagel Is Secretary of Com- I mcrcc and Labor In President Taft'a. j Cabinet, and halls from Missouri. Ho Is said to be a tolerably good sort I of man.* as Mr. Taft's men go. and so far he has escaped much notoriety at the hands of the correspondents and : muck-rakers, and has at very Infre- | quem intervals, If at all. been report- ; ed as on the point of resigning his portfolio. What will happen now, in view of Wtckersham's alleged endorse? ment of Judge Gary's plan of creat? ing a Government Board to fix the price of steel products and other things as tho necessities of business shall seem to require, we do not know, j Lust Wednesday, Secretary Nagol made a speech at tho quarter centen nlal of the Michigan School of Mine?;, In which ho expressed his disapproval Of the Gary-Wickersham plan, saying. In part: "It Is all very well to say: "Let the Government fix prices; then they can be made low enough for us." but when , 1 wc undertake to fix prices for the | consumer we must of necessity fix ! prices for tho producer; then we must tlx conditions nnd wages In factories; and the result is that the Government controls every Industry nnd when It ' controls It, It owns It." There seems to be a good deal of ! common eenso In that as In some : other things Mr. Nagel said and par- j tlcularly on the subject of corpora? tions and the treatment they have re? ceived from the lawgivers of this great Nation. In till opinion, we have gone at the business of regulating and i controlling these combinations from ? \ only one side?that of the prosecution ,of the bad without any thought for I the protection of the good. The United , States Is a commercial nation, and In j Its competition with the other com- J mercla) nations of the world, and na- i j Hons with which it must compete if It j Iis to stay In the game, combinations of capital oro vital to the success of com. j petition. "At present." said the Sec? retary, "wo boast of our exports and I denounce our exporters; a corporation cannot learn whether It may go ahead with business safely without nrst get ting Itself sued to determine whether It Is legal I believe tho Department ' of Commerce and Ijabor should act constructively. It should he ablo to say what 1b legal and whal In not; j to provide a form Into which an ln i ?iustry may be passed without a suit and a decree. My title Is the Secre? tary of Commerce and Labor, but lot j niu say rit;ht here that I am the Sec- I rotary of I-abor, but so far as' com? merce Is concerned; I'm hardly in the game." That ?ort of talk Is absolutely re? freshing, and refreshing as unexpect? ed, so thoroughly has the considera? tion of public measures nnd public remedies for manifest abuses been si? lenced by the nolpe and confusion of the multitude \v<- do not know how becmary Nagel will Justify his utf. . fcronco with Secretary Wlckersham on ' the question ot the Government fixing the prices ol commodities; hut that Is between them, and far tie it from ua ! to interfere; but Secretary Nagel has ] done the country a good turn In sug? gesting that the time hns fully come when some rational plan must ho I adopted for the control of combina? tions of capital so that the business of the country, foreign and domestic. ! shall not be impeded by legal obstruc | tions that are not designed in the public interest, but are really Invented for the bonetlt of the drotu-s and dem y ? ugogucs "in our midst." Wo believe that the business of this country rests I upon u most substantial basis, else it could not huve withstood the ussault* ? that have i,een made upon It, and it Is hoped that when the Democratic par? ty comes into power in .1913 it will ' enter upon a constructive period in I the affairs of this country. The op I portunlty is great and the necessity j vital. I COLONEL astoh's ma1uuage. j Colonel John Jacob \stor has not j abandoned his intention of marrying j Miss Force, and there uppenrs to be I no way to prevent It except by force. I The Episcopal Bishops und other j clergy in New York. Philadelphia and I other communities In which the di ! voice business has been prosecuted with grout energy for many years ure ' almost a unit in their condemnation of this match. Bishop Greer said the other day: "1 trust some day our Church. like the Roman Catholic Church, will not recognize divorce or any marriage after divorce." That is a good wish, and that would be the proper thing lor Bishop Creer's Church to do; but we dodbt that It ever will. Besides, in this day and generation. : vain will bo the protests of the Church : so long as the. State permits divorce. As a llrst step towards the success I of any ecclesiastical position Bishop Greer's Church may take on the sub? ject, we would suggest that lie and all his clergy and their fellow-cliurch mori encourage the adoption of the South Carolina policy of no divorce ; for any cnuse. On this subject the Palmetto State occupies a unique posi i lion among the American Common j wealths In that State from Its foun? dation. e:.COpt during the period of negro and alien governme/il. there bus never been any divorce, and we ven : turo to say that it is second to none in the domestic happiness of Its people. If Bishop Greer and his fellow pre? lates hud always been as active in expressing their horror of the divorce ei'11 as they have been in the case of | Colonel Astor, the reform for which they now pray might have long since been accomplished. There are a num- | her of cases, we heliovo, in New York where there has been no difficulty inj obtaining the offices of the Church In ] the marrluge of divorced persons. Tin; LAUGH ox lodge. Among the amendments oifered to the Farmers' Free List Bill the day ? t passed the ?enato wu* the follow Ing by Senator Dodge of Massachu- j setts: "To ud?j to tho free list bill the fol? lowing: Rice, cleaned; uncleaned rice, or rice floe of the outer hull and still having the inner cuticle on; rice I llour, rice meal, and broken rice; pad? dy or rice having the outer hull on,'" I Immediately, tho Hon. Jeffries Da-! vis, Senator from Arkansas, offered the following as a fa! rstand-off to: the amendment of the Senator from Massachusetts: "To add to tho tree list bill: 'Bos ton baked beans, black beans, string beans, raw, dried, split, or parched;' also codfish, skinned or unskinned, , fresh, or served in calls." " That |a the cleverest thing Jeffries' Davis ever did. and it was worthy of a better man. We didn't know any-: thing like that was in htm. and he: should be praised for the way in which he squelched the bean-eating statesman from Nahant. THE GOOD CITIZEN'S OATH. ! Denver Municipal Facts publishes an j oath of good citizenship which has been us*d as a motto in n?any cities. In Newark, Now Jersey. It was learned by heart to be recited by thousands of school pupils. Here it Is: I am a citizen of America and an heir to all her greatness and renown. The health und happiness of my own' body depend upon each muscle and nerve and drop c: blood doing its work In Its place. So the health ana hup-' piness of my country depend upon each Citizen doing his work in Iiis place. I will not liil any i>ost or pursue any! business where I e*n live upon my fellow citizens without doing them useful service in return, for I plainly; see that this must bring suffering an!", i want to some of tflim. 1 will do noth? ing to desecrate the soil of America; or pollute her ?lr or degrade her chll-: dren, my brothers and sisters. I will try to make her elt/Ja beauti? ful and her cilixtns healthy and happy, so that she may be a desired home for myself now and for her children in days to come. We agree with our Denver contem? porary that this may well be taken for a motto by all students and citi? zens. ROYS AND ROOKS. Or. Frank Crane, the eminent clergyman und author, has been pub- | llshlng a series of ftrtlclos advising' boys how to succeed in tho world and become useful and honorable clil I zens. j In one of his articles he advises! I boys emphatically against the read ' Ing of current literature to tho ex? clusion of masterpiece's which hove undergone . successfully the test of time i Hi re is a list of books which Dr. Crahe urges every boy to buy and make the niicloas of his library: Homer's "Iliad" and OdysseyM Divine Comedy." Mollore'i r>Wys, Shakespeare's piavs, words. WOrth't poems, Diekens'? novels Emerson's Essays Gibbon's "Rome." tbo "Axa.blan Night*,? Vlrall's "Aeneld." "Wilhelm Melt-tor." "Eos Miserables," Tennyson's poems. Scott's novels, Bacon's Essays, tho Bible, "Pilgrim's Progress." Dr. Crane tolls his young friends that these booltu will be "hard rend? ing." but urges that they be read care? fully, since nil efforts expended on them will yield returns which could not he secured through the reading of ; current books. Dr. Crane agrees with Emerson that It Is a safe rule to read mainly booka which uro more than ; twenty-eight years old. We must say, however, that precocious Indeed Is tho boy who could read with profit Emerson, Wordsworth. Bacon or Tennyson ? In fact, wo entertain serious doubt If the average college student could really appreciate these authors. When there ; arc green fields nearby and purling streams. Emerson Is punlshnVftnt for i tiie average lad. For lighter reading Dr. Crane sug j gests the following novels, which ho \ thinks are worth any boy's time: Stevenson'? "Treasure Island." "John j Halifax, Gentleman." Samuel Johnson's "Hasselas." Dumas' "Count of Monte ? Crlsto." Colllna's "Moonstone," "A Bow \ of Ornngu ltlbbon." "Uncle Tom's : Cabin." Poo's Tules. "Quo Vadls," "lien Hur," "Vathek," "Marble Faun." "Fool . of Quality," "Clolstor nnd Hearth," McDonald's novols. "The Fair God." "Hypatla," Bbers's Novels, Mark Twain's books. in a time like this, when the moving ' picture show claims more attention '? than the library, Dr. Crane's udvice Is appropriate, except as to "Uncle Tom's ? Cabin." Much good would result were I it possible for every home in this ' country to be supplied with the books , he names. ; The Nashville Tenne.= seean says that j some day a philanthropist will appear who will make It his life work to give young boys und girls worthy hooks? books In which they may write thejr names and have as their own. Such a benefactor would, indeed, do a great work, one of inestimable beneficial results. Few boys who. hnve read Cooper, Scott and Dickens care much about . the thrilling adventures of "Dick Dead- ' eye" and "Frnnk Merrlwell." Cheap detective stories have no charm for the lad who has read Conan Doyle's , immortal stories of the sleuthing of ; Sherlock Holmes. No Wild West ; stories can rival "Treasure Island," I "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Last of i the Mohicans." We have all been trying to exeuBo tho Weather Bureau at Richmond for! the temperature readings of the last two months or so; but putlencc and1 philosophy have almost been exhaust- ; ed. Another day or two like yester day will requlro that a victim be found somewhere, and we shall know , where to look for him when the time I ' comes. "Bill offered by Swanson. Adverse j to tariff revision bill framed by Demo? cratic House leader." This headline was printed In the Journal yesterday, and it conveyed a wrong Impression. What Senator Swanson really did wns to present In behalf of the Senate Com? mittee on Finance Its report on the Underwood cotton revision bill, and asked that it be made unfinished busi? ness. It was a purely mechanical act on his part. We do not know how he stands on the question, but assume that he Is for the Underwood bill. j Hero it Is, again?"them who has, gets." On a tract ot land In Colo? rado 'almost entirely owned by J. Plerpont Morgan, of New York, a coal vein a mile long has been dis? covered which "expert coal men suy will yield millions to tho ownor." What steps the Government will take to alienate this property from Mr. Mor? gan has not yet appeared; but some? thing will have to be done. No man should bO allowed to own a coal vein more than half a mile long. An esteemed correspondent sends greetings from the Bluegrass and asks: "Did you ever hoar the chem? ical formula for Kentucky politics? P I H equals 'politics is h?'?" Re? ferred to tho lion. Henry Watteraon with leave to explain. Voice of the People "Ily the Newspapers." To the Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir,?An old reader, subscriber and contributor requests apace to comment briefly on a quotation from your edito? rial. "It comes back, therefore, to the proposition we have laid down thnt the press of the country Is as good as the public of the country. This in not saying much for either." This statement Is happy nnd logical, the analogy Is complete, and by this same token the writer would Inquire, are not many of us heartily tired, wenrled, nauseated with our newspapers In this SEASHORE TRIPS MADE CHEAPER The Norfolk an.l Western Railway has put on a special cheap rate ticket to the seashore, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, good for week-end trips. These tickets are good on any trains Friday and Saturday going to Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and for returning until the following Monday. Tho fare to Norfolk is only $3 for tho round trip and Virginia Beach only 13.25. 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 and City Bank has many women among its deposi? tors. Why not prove your thrift and wisdom by becoming one of them? National State and City Bank, RICHMOND, VA. Win. 11. Polmer, President, .lohh S. Eilet?, Vlee-Prealdeut. Wm. M, Ulli, Vlce-Prcaldcnf. J. W. Slnton, VIce-Prcsldent. Julien Ii. um, Cashier. Good old city of Richmond In tholr manner of treatment In tho exploitation of a young woman of sevontc.en years In connection with an alleged murderer of twenty-six years? Only to-day there appears four pic? tures of the young woman on the tirst page of the paper: It seems to the writer this Is overdoing, over working the Vices of a very wicked. Ignorant young woman who, I am told, is happy, really hilarious, over her shame and notoriety. The writer if the very lust person t>> assert that the press of the country Is as had as the public; he believes It Is better In many ways. In fact. 11 should be bet? ter, since- It tills the position of teach? er, guide, moral exemplar; the public Is accustomed to look to the Standard newspapers for Opinions on all sub? jects of ethics and morals, and in the domain of politics the word supremo Will doubtless never be supplanted. The newspapers may claim that they ?;lve the publlo a bountiful supply of the nauseating stuff expected and de? manded; this argument has limitations entirely within the bounds of a monoy value, the value that yellow Journalism llrst established in the large cities of the country, and Which at one time was heartily decried, almost execrated, In the leading cities of the South The writer . thinks it possible thut the press of the country Is making a fatal mistake In lending its high po? sition and great Influence in thus pan? dering, catering to the worst demundrt of any public where, supposing auch public to exist, the very antipodes of a healthy and Inspiring morality is either dormant or hopelessly dead. It will be a sail day for any community in ahy country when Its newspapers emulate vice and decry virtue. The press must represent, and express the ,best thought In the best manner: It must not exploit Immorality. It must not even suggest It. Even Dr. Dodd must have no excuse for slandering Hie press. The press must be better than the public, and this condition must be shown, proven "by the news? papers" all over this broad land. With every banner bravely spread. And one loud shout for victory August S. 1911. C A. R. Itnther rnrtlnl to Kltcbln. To the Editor of The Times-lMspu tch: Sir.?Referring to your several com ' ments on the senatorial candidates of this State. 1 agree with you that ex Governor Aycock stands on a political level. Just over the reach of the other three. His mental equipment is prob? ably less than either of the others, nnd there is some reuson to believe that, if elected, he mlaht not last to serve the six years' term. As you su^Ki-nt, Senator Simmons ; has hurt his chances of re-election by his votes and activities In this present j session. He was sent to Washington i as a reward lor previous activities, and, j If at the end of his term he should ! prove to be politically dead, his loss I to the State would not be material. A judge on the Supreme bench ma : noeuvrlng for political preferment makes the "recall of Judges" by pop? ular mandate seem desirable. To he smart without ethics la the qualifi? cations of a burRlar. Knowledge and brains, dominated by ambition and self-interest, do not "make for states? manship: but If allowed to run their ? course they produce a first-class dem ? agogue. Of the other aspirant. It may be said ; that he has steadily crown In ability I since he first came before the publ'c; I he Is giving a satisfactory adminis? tration as Governor, and If he has sometimes learned by making mis? takes, as was the custom of St. Peter, he has gained on each occasion kn?wl, I edge tn the science of government and broadened his views on public ques? tions He gives promise that In the Senate North Carolina would find her? self more vigorously and creditably represented than for mnnv years LOUIS DE LACROIX. Oxford, N. C-. August S. Came From Pcnns; Ivnuin. To the Editor of The Times-Dispute ?: Sir,?1 have been a reader of Tho Times-Dlsputch ever since I came South, six years ago. I, like Mr. Howard C. Miller, of Norton, Va., have never been able lo fully understand just where this paper stood, politically, especially so since the present editor came here from Charleston. S. C. 1 am u Democrat, from the Stute of Pennsylvania, one of the worst, or probably the worst, boss-ridden Slates in the Union, where a man is a Demo? crat becauso he believes In the prin? ciples that democracy stands for. The plum tree In that State belongs to the enemy. Why the editor of this paper Insists on vilifying and abusing William J. !Rryarj, who was thrice our candidate for President, I cannot see or under? stand. Each' time a majority of tho delegates chose him as their leader. , Had tho Democrats, as a whole, sup ported him in his first campaign ho would have been victorious. Mr. Bryan at this time Is no can dldate for the nomination, ho I see no reason why you should fret about him as you are doing. If The Times-Dispatch really stands for democracy and the editor Is a "sure : enough" Democrat, take a little advice from ono of the rank and file and try to promote harmony, Instead of sow? ing seeds of discord. The Republicans whom I know find great pleasure in any article printed by you that alms to belittle one of the greatest men of to-day, namely, Wil? liam J. Bryan. All his "so-called" hobbies have '. boon stolen by the Republican party, save that of free silver. Let the enemy pick out the flaws In democracy, If ; any are to be found, while you, with your large circulation, teach Democ? racy to become united and sweep all before |t to victory. On the other hand, if you are really Republicans (which many think you are) and want President Taft re-elect - | ed. be manly enough to say so and come out for him and advocate hls| re-election, you will feel better for 1 hnvlng done so, even though you may lose two-thirds of your subscribers after the mask is laid aside. In conclusion, let me ask whom do i you want the Democrats to nominate as their candidate for President??, Harmon, who stands close to the "In- ' terests." or Wilson, who stands for the people on the same platform Bryan stands on? j WILLIAM TILDEN YOUNG. Richmond, August 9. The Ilculnb Illnford Plcturca. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: 1 Sir,?Allow mo to congratulate Eu- j gene Mussle on the stand that he has taken in regard to the "Beulah Blnford Picture business," which the press of ; this city has seen proper to Haunt In | the eyes of decent and moral citizens. Like him, I think it degrading your Columns to cater to this kind of bust- j ness, but, above all other things to be i regretted, is that It tends to lower ! the standard of womanhood and man- : hood In tho State. Whilo I sympathize with all In nftllctlon, yet there are some that should be placed In ob? scurity Instead of giving them noto? riety, which is simply advertising them and their vices. God protect our man? hood end womanhood of the present ! day, for it needs nil the sustaining and upbuilding that the press ?n.d ovcry other influence can give. I have been a subscriber of your paper for years, and am sorry to say that within the past week or two I have been ashamed to havo it In the houao for my daughter and son to read. Let tho law tako Its course, pun? ish tho guilty, and for the sake of womanhood, lot tho name of Bonlah Blnford be forgotten. All praise bo given to Mr. Mussle for his noble thoughts. C. W. MORRIS. "In the Name of Purity." To the Editor of Tho TImes-Dlspatoh: 1 Sir.?Another set of pictures of ' the Blnford girl?a woman of 111 fame?tnken" In adultery with a I murderer! In the name of purity and ordinary decency, I write to askJ if this scandal can't be stopped? Do clean people have to ba offended soven days in the week with the wretched stuff as a leader, for the sake of a few* or many readers, who desire to feed their minds on those filthy de tolls? Yours very truly, ALFRED T. GRAHAM, pastor Presbyterian Church, Lexing? ton. Vk. >i >ra i VT 1 LI " j. a. morris *c?.. D!*rib?i.r? h Begets Health Ij^.jfj^^JI TRIED TO KILL KING, NOW AN ALDERMAN HV LA MARQUISE 1>K ?TOXTKXOY? T< HE relations between Orettt Brit uin und Belgium, which since the accession ot King Albert have been on the menu, cannot full to receive a severe setback by the elec? tion of Slpido tguilty of the only at tempt ever made <>n the ilte of Ed? ward Vll.) to the omen of aldcntian of the city of Brussels. As such, he will be called upon to assist the mayor, or burgomaster, In welcoming foreign rulers to the Belgian capital, it may even fall to his lot to replace the mayor, in the event of the letter's ab? sence; and were George V. to go to Brussels, he would run the risk of hav? ing the municipal welcome to the Bel? gian metropolis extended to him by j the very man who shot at his father ?? and mother. The attempt on their lives took pluro ? on April 1, 1900. K.ng Edward, then l'rlnce of Wales, and his consort, were : on their way from Calais to Copen? hagen, nnd wlille t heir special train was halting for about thirty minutes at Brussels, '.o admit of the change of locomotives and the dispatch and re-1 Ceipt of telegrams through the Eog llsh legation. Slpido. then seventeen yours of age. approached the car and tired two revolver bullets at the voryi spot where the British heir apparent was seated at the window. One bul? let missed the prince"s head by about half an Inch, as shown by the hole In the window, while the second went wide of the mark Slpido was arrested, und the police! had r.o difficulty in ascertaining that he hsd three Anarchist accomplices, who had Instlgutcd him to make the attempt on the life of the then Prince and Princess of Wales, pointing out' to him the fear of the Anarchist causft that he would inspire, the world-wide notoriety which he would win by the; attempt, and the necessity of doing! something to help the Boers, who wero j then fighting for their Independence In; South Africa. Of course the attempted assassina? tion would not have taken place had. It not been for the fact that despite the warnings of the English legation at Brussels, no measures had been taken by the Belgian authorities to as sure the protection of the Prince and; Princess of Wales during their brief j stay at Brussels, by preventing the public, and especially people known to be affiliated with the Anarchist cause, such ns Slpido, to approach the royol 1 railroad car. To the Indignation ofj the English people, which was shared I also on this side of the Atlantic, and , in many parts of the Continent of Bit-j rope*. Slpido wns acquitted, largely ow-( Ing to the Indifference manifested by 1 the Belgian government prosecutors,! which encouraged the Jury to decide j in his favor, his three Anarchist accom? plices also escaping ajl punishment. Instead of retrying him, the Bel-j glan authorities, deaf to England's i strongly worded diplomatic protests' against "the grave and unfortunate miscarriage of Justice." set him at liberty, of which he made use, first of J all to make his way to Switzerland, j nnd thence to Franco. In the French j capital he became at once Identified with the very worst Anarchist element, and having had his head completely turned by the notoriety derived from his attempt to assassinate the Prince and Princess of Wales, made up his mind to seek fresh laurels by an at? tempt on the life of some other royal personage. He made no secret of the fact that he had resolved to make the late King Leopold tbe next object of his regicldal attentions, and when ar? rested at the Instance of the Belgian government, by the French police, on a warrant of extradition, he was in the act of leaving Paris for Brussels, armed with a psrtlcularly wicked looking polgnnrd and loaded revol? ver. The Belgian government, instead of placing him on trial, committed him to an asylum for the Insane, where he re? mained until the age of twenty, when He was Incorporated In the army, with? out any protest by the men or the of? ficers of his regiment. On completing his term of service, he went into busi? ness as a dealer in butter, tea, etc.. and ?turtln?; as n salesman, ?IM so well that he w<im able to marry a girl with some* money, anil to establish a bust* hesa of tili! same hind of his own Ho Is now twenty-eight year? of age, prosperous and. needless to add, hat been nhlo to command the suffrages of all the Anarchist, Socialist and Labor clement In the district of Brus? sels in Which he resides. iir cotitse King Albert'? government cannot be hold responsible for his elec? tion. But in view of the fact that tho independence of Belgium is guaran? tee! i>>- Great Britain, which on two occasions has threatened war If her neutrality were disregarded, and which last year virtually compelled the Dutch government to abandon tho furllftca llon of the Dutch mouth of the Bel? gian River -Scheldt?Holland ur.tlng in the matter at the instigation of Ger I many?the Belgians may bo said to bo I dying in the fucc of I'rovldence by I affronting their very best friend among I all the foreign powers. Edward VII. ' whs so affronted by the acquittal of j Slpido that he never visited Bruisold again as long as he lived. Official announcement has been mado, at Madrid of tho faot that Queen Vio torla Eugenie, expects another uddltlon I to her family at about Christmas) time. She has three children, the* Rritice of the Asturlus, now In hla fifth year; the Infant Jaime, who ha* Just turned three, and the Infanta Beatrix, aged two. Last year, in mid? summer. Mho gave birth to a still-born son- From now on. consequent upon this ofilclal announcement, prayers w'll 1 be offered for hor safety, and for that of tho child to be born. In evory churoh in .Spain. The young Qut.cn is now In England, with her husband; and tier eldest boy and little girl havo remained With their grandmother, Queen Chris? tina, at San Sebastian. Old Dean Gregory, who has Juit been gathered to his fathers, at the ago bf ninety-two, after being connected witn Bt Paul's Cathedral, In London, first as canon, and then as dean, fdr a period of nearly forty-five yeara, introduced many Improvements In tha great Basilica of Sir Christopher Wren, intrusted to his charge. Among other things, he inaugurated clactrlc light? ing, the expenses connocted with which were defrayed by J. Plerpotit Morgan. His dcuth followed by llt tlo more than a week that of his daughter. Emily Mary Batcbelor, wife of the \'lcar of Letcombe Bassall, and who, hersolf well .advanced In years at tho tlmo of her demise, was one of the earliest and most successful gradu? ates of that school of nurses which was formed by Florence Nightingale, after the latur's return from the Cri? mea, with t^ie money which had been raised for her by popular subscription, in the nature of a national testimonial Her earliest activities Were in tho parish of St. Mary-the-Less. In Urn beth, and after that, in St. Thomas's Hospital, and In Edinburgh. When she was thirty years of age, she was sent out to Madagascar, to start a smallpox: hospital. There she found a stale, of aqalrs hardly conceivable, since any one found to be suffering from the disease was driven into tho depthB of tho forest, away from all human habitations, to live or dlo. Miss Gregory forced the natives to throw up soma mud huts, to eorvo as a hos? pital, und to bring the sufforeri thith? er to her, Instead of driving ihem away. One dark night a patient died, and n? one dared to bury him. But Nurse. Gregory, exclaiming. "Are you going, to lot the white woman do it?" should? ered a spnde, ar.d started to dig tha gravo herself. This action of hera broke the spell. The panto was stilled, the man was burled, and the whlta nurse's reign established. Singularly enough, she escaped the disease, al? though she epent several years In nurs? ing, and eventually roturned to Eng? land, with her comeliness unimpaired, to wed tho Vicar of Letoombe Basaott, whoso vicarage comprised the garden in which, in 1714, Dean Swift wrote his "Free ThoughtB On the Present Stats' of Affairs." ' (Copyright, 1911. by the BrentwoodP Company.) Buffalo Lithia Springs Hotel Open June 15th to September 30th Only. 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