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?su*1u?m OtOce.?16 K. mw si'?'. Souls. BicbmoB?.10?? Hull 8ir<i-. r?ur*burc Burtau....10? N. Bycamor* Street tgroehbars Bureau.US Kl?bth Btraai ST MALL Od* Bla Trrc. Od* J'?staue PAID Taar. Mo*. Mo*. Mo Dally with Sunday.??.CO |?.?0 ILM ??? Daily without Suoda?. 4.00 ? ? 1-00 > Sunday ?dltlon oaly. ?w LOO -M u .Weekly (W.ju.vJt; >. l eo .t? J? . Br Tlmes-Dlspstch Caxrur ?*ll?*ry 8?r fir> Id Richmond (and suburb*) aud Pater*, ?arg? Od? We*a Daily with Sunday.II cand Dally without Sunday.'* ??""? kvnday only. ? ceats Entered January V, Wf>. at Richmond. Vs.. SB *ecocd-class mr.ror uad*r act of Coo (T'??s of March t. 1*7*. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1911. TAFT'S CIVII, SERVICE Ol VI. I.ENUE.. In his speech at Detroit <>n Monday. President Taft boldly challenged Mr. Bryan of anybody else to "tell 'the public what particular contract or re? straint of Interstate trade he would condemn which would not be condemn? ed within this definition of the Court" ?the definition laid down In the de? cisions in the Standard Oil and Amer? ican Tobacco cases'^ Of course, Mr. Bryan will accept the challenge, and ??hat he ? ill confuse the issue we liaVo the least doubt. There was another tierige, however, in the President's at Detroit, touching upon in entlioly different matter which we Should be pleased to hr.Vrt I he Demo? crats accept at Ibe next session of C;ipyiess. II Is ti challenge "to. In? clude in the civil service every col? lector, deputy collector and everybody connected with the internnl revenue ?ystem In local collections, and put the whole service on an effective. non Partisan basis." The President chal? lenged those who have charged hltn with using the patronage of his of? fice to accomplish something "to come forward and .loin me In legislation which will enable nie to put every local of?oer, he he postmaster, inter? nal revenue collector, customs collec? tor ??!? anybody else tilling on office of the United States, In any of the States of the Union, under the classified civil Service." He would do this because * It would be a source of economy," and "would give the President more time to devote to other duties." lie said that he knew "it would nave a good many Congressmen their seats." und "would lend to the elevation of] the public service", but he did not believe the Congress would do It. In his speech, Mr. Taft said: "They have charged me with using patron- ' age to accomplish something: If I hnvr, 1 am not conscious of it." The Baltimore Sun Is Inclined to doubt this statement, and does not under? stand how the President could have beon unconscious of the alleged fact1 that he cut off the Federal patronage; of the Republican Insurgents In Con? gress who refused to support the Ad? ministration bills without amendment. In support of Its opinion that the President must have been conscious of such use of his patronage. The Sun Papc-r quotes a letter written by the President's Secretory, Charles D. Nor? ton, in September last year, In which ] he said: "While Republican legisla? tion pending In Congress was opposed by certain Republicans, the President felt it to be his duty to the party I end to the country to withhold Fed? eral patronise from certain Senators and Congressmen who seemed to be in opposition to the Administration's ef? forts to carry out the promises of th? party platform.",T0r.'.Norton did write such a letter, and yet the President in his zeal for the accomplishment of his own pledges and the promises of his party platform might not have been conscious of using patronage to attain his ends. We have sufficient faith in his good intentions and sufll clent proof of his disregard of par? tisan considerations In the larger things of his Administration to ac? cept his statement at Detroit at itt full face value. He did not use the Federal patronage, certainly, for Ad? ministration .purposes when he ap? pointed Edward D. White, of Louisi? ana, Chief Justice of the Fulled Stales Supreme Court, when he placed Lof? ton, of Tennessee, and Lamer, of Georgia, on the Supremo Bench; when he appointed Connor, uf North Caro? lina, to the Circuit Bench, mid Smith, of South Carolina, to the i >is11 i<-1 Bench. Besides, In the mutter ns noted by Mr. Norton, lie was deal? ing with a condition In his own party and not with a theory of the wisest end best means of attaining the end Of pood government. leaving this Incident o\u o( further considers lion at present, the chal? lenge for adequate legislation Hist will remove, nny' future use of Fe<? trtil patronage I? perfectly clear and has the ring of the true metal. What will those who have charged the Pres? ident with the abtut? of patronage do about it? Thnt is the question of im? mediate importance. \\'C have not the Hast doubt that the challenge wa- i sued in good faith At the close of 1910 there wer?- nearly :'.00.000 em? ployer of the Government In th-. classified civil service. A year ago Mr. Taft Issued an Executive order placing In the compe'.ltlvu classified servlco the assistant postmasters ' In post offices of the flr?i und second classes. In a speech to the League. 'Of Republican Clubs In New York Oily Just October he recommended the ex? tension Of the merit system Hr post? masters of the. first, second and third classes., to collectors of Internal i eyx nue, to collectors of customs, sur yeyor.il of customs and appraisers. Hi urged Congress In his message Inm December to enact a law providing, that the President should have tht power to Include In the classified, ser 1 vice all local officers outside of Wash? ington whose appointments now re? quire confirmation by. the Senate. Ho hus also extended the merit system to the diplomats and consular service, and his record on the question of civil service Is. as The Colonel would say. "As clean as a hound's tooth." We are all quite ready to lake the Presi? dent at Mr. Norton's word; let us tako fclm now at his own, and go in with him to reform the civil service of *.hs Government by takln* it out of any sort of politics. Grover Cleveland was the flrsl ami most effective of our Presidents in making th<- civil service .1 live ques? tion in this country. Democrats of I the Jacksonlnn school "to the victor.? ? belong the spoils," will not, of coursje; I but the question now Is not whether Mr. T?ft whs "conscious" In his deal? ing with the Insurgents of his own party; but whether we are conscious of the opportunity the President now offer* of his help In taking patron? age away from him and his s icces. or> in office. LOOKS A LITTI.K "WET" NOW. it will not be known before October S definitely und exactly how Main voted on the prohibition iiiiestlon Since the elect loh last Monday week, it has been ''wet'' one day and "dry" the next. Tlx- flrsl returns 01 sotnedtihk like 1,500 for the repeal of Constitutional prohibition were whittled down and whittled down until it had been converted In? to n majority for prohibition of about! .600, and it is now decided that the ma? jority for repeal Is 2fi. Altorney-Gen j eral Pattingall is said to have express led his belief that corrections that are j to be made will show n considerable majority against repeal. Corrections 1 j can be made up to October 9. In the meantime, the blind tigers and holes ln-the-wall and the boot-leggers and open saloons in the cities are doing business In the same old way and at i the same old stands. j People on Hie outside who do not know the ways of Maine have heen I j puzzled by the present remarkable sit-1 juntlon: but It is explained by the Bos-] ton Transcript that "humanity is pretty! evenly divided on almost any political, economic or moral Issue"?'specially In; j the State of Maine, which, although \ 1 generally supposed to be hopelessly I Republican, has. In fact, since lSfiv! been n very close State. The highest I percentage <if the popular vote cast for I I a Hepubllcan candidate for President In forty-one years was cast for The j Colonel In 1901. when he received < ly 50 per cent, of the total vote cast. Tin- lowest percentage of the vote of Maine cast for o Democratic candidate for President In the long period of I years covered by the statistics of The Transcript was in 1904, when Judge Parker received only 37 per cent, of the ballots polled. In H'OS Mr. Bryan received -1,1 per cent, of the total vote, the smallest vote cast by Maine for; the Democratic candidate for Presi? dent, with the exception of the Park-| ! er vote In 1904, In forty years. The 1 people of Maine have a way of vot- j ing as they please. The Democrats! stayed at home in 18SS end Harrison! was elected. Four years later they j went back on Harrison, reducing his pereentage from 47 per rent. In 1S8S. tf 1 42 per cent, in 1S92. These figures are used by our Bos? ton contemporary to show that It is really no new thing for the result In Maine to be very close at elections In which the people are really Interested. One of the reasons that there has been so large n vote in Maine for the repeal of Constitutional prohibition is not that' the people of that State are less' given to the cause of temperance, but because prohibition as the laws have: heen administered has not prohibited. ( j UNITED 'poll GOOD ROADS. j Easily the most nolable gathering In Bichmond for several years will bo the first rood congress of the Ameri? can Association for Highway improve? ment, which takes place November 20 23. Charles I'. Light, chief field rep? resentative of the Association, in an Interview elsewhere to be found do tolls most strikingly the purposes of this body. The congress in Blchmond will bring Ilie lending highway build? ers of the country and many other men of nation-wide celebrity. As a inonlfestatlon ?>f his interest In and approval "f this great work, the Presi? dent of the United States will be pres? ent at the meeting. Trie problems of construction and I maintenance of highways will be fully I discussed at this flrsl rond congress, i All that will I.- said and done will be; along practical, helpful lines. The time-worn platitudes about roads will not burden the air?action is the aim of the Association. The necessity for the Association must be appareut to all who arc familiar to any degree I with the roiid problem, which is u na t onal problem Just as there flioull be uniform laws and uniform legal procedure in all States, so there nhotlld be ?htform methods of road niiiklng and road-malnlenanee In all of thorn. Theie must be correlation of effort so that all road bodies may I work together harmoniously, without I waste or overlapping. There must be I a general movement to arouse public sentiment for better highways and for wise and equitable rond legislation. Efficient rond administration In the States and Iheli subdivisions. Involv? ing the employment of skilled super? vision, and the elimination of politics from the road question. must be brought about. M?sl Important of all these purposes Is the continuous and systematic maln , tenance of all highways, the elasslfi r| cation of nil rosdn according to the ; I requirements of traffic. The prlnel ? jple of State aid and Stale supervision ! must bo adopted In all the States. All road construction should be so corre? lated thnt the Important roads of euch j county shall connect- With those of the j adjoining counties, and so thai the. j Important roads of each State Bhall connect with those of adjoining States. : Joint State action In the matter of highways Is much better than Federal ( action, and will bring results far more I quickly. By Intelligent co-operation, j the States may thus be brought clos i er together commercially and socially. . an end devoutly to be hoped for. Thus ! would be established trunk lines serv? ing sectional as well as State pur? poses. In fact. Joint state action In es? tablishing Interstate roads Is the only practical method for accomplishing j this great purpose. Virginia, for example, would benefit ; immeasurably by the adoption of a I continuous and correlating plan of road construction. Road building along Improved lines has been too sporadic and Irregular in this Com? monwealth. There are some counties j Which have fine stretx-hes of Improv j ed highways?there are others which (.cannot boast u single Inch. There should be continuous highways sii.Mchlng through nil the counties ann joining them, while there should bo at* ? least one great main road through the : State, a chain made of county links of I good roads. One-fifth or the Virginia j counties have voted $3,SG8,000 as spe? cial bmid issues for highway construe ; lion since the State Highway Commls j sloq whs created?and much of this ; hns been voted in the last twelve? month. This Is a good showing, but the counties without good roads should arouse themselves to the tremendous value of good roads to the county and Its Inclusive communi? ties. The American Association for High? way Improvement has to do with n great work which concerns the people of the whole nation. Its first con? gress here will bo a notable event, calling the attention of the country to the far-reaching significance of the road problem. and the Importance which is attached to it by the lead? ers of American thought and action. "U1-13ED IN G K.1X5 A S." Governor Mann Is going to Kansas this week to take part In the cele? bration of the fiftieth anniversary of the admission of that State to the Union. He will make an address by special request, and It Is hoped thnt he will "make the punishment fit the crime." so to say. From the days of John Brown down to the time of Stubbs, Kansas has been making trouble for all the rest of the country, having retained In Its blood many of the* evil traits of the Indians and Spaniards and Tcxans. who were Its first Inhabitants. Coming to the X'nlled States as a part of the I^ouislana Purchase and by cession from Texas, the theatre of Indian foray and massacre, the border land between the Irec and slavery States, the territory In which John Brpwn, of Ossawatomie. did his most brutnl work, and at present held so curely. It would seem. In the hands of Stubbs, It would have been bettor for all the rest of us had It never beer? born. There is no heresy that is too strong for its political stomach, no form of violence In which Us people would not engage, and no excess of righteousness which they would not claim. We would suggest that Gov? ernor Mann take the Virginia Bill of Bights with him and read It for the information of the people of that land of cyclone pits and sandy wastes and riotous politics to the end that they might be saved from themselves ana the impossible, leaders whom they have followed. BEVERI.BY RANDOLPH WBI?LFORD. One of the most notable of the old school of Virginia lawyers pos3cd on Tuesday, when Judge Beverley Fan dolph Wellford obeyed the summons of death. More than eighty years old, ho had lived as a prominent figure In tha annals of Virginia for many decades, serving Virginia with fidelity and honor. For more than thirty years hs sat upon the circuit bench In Rich? mond, adoinl; ; it with his masterly learning, his xalted character, his noble and Just qualities. He tried thousands of cases in Iiis tenure of oftlce, and surrendering the. chair be? cause of old age, departed with the record of one whose work was well done, and who was faithful to the trust reposed in him. Secure 1b his name in the Judicial history of the Common? wealth; enduring Is his work. Serene and patient he awaited the. end, con scious of duty well done and of a life nobly and finely lived, as becumo a Virginia Judge of the old school, BUCKING THE BRONX. A Manhattan cocktail Involved Vice President Fairbanks In unlimited trou? ble In the very midst of his period of high political hopes. It is to bo hoped that the Preslde.nl will remember this when ihe visits St. I/OUls Saturday, for the ominous Bronx cocktail In all Its green-gold allurement will meet him there, Some of the St. Douls preachers have tried to remove It from his path, but to no avail. There was cautious debate as to the Bronx mixture Monday at a weekly meeting of the Baptist ministers of the Mlr-Rouri metropolis A resolution wan adopted protesting against the serving of any Intoxicant at the Taft breakfast Saturday morning. The min? isters did not protest against the cook tail at any other meal, but simply fought Its use at hrenkfaat. AI the conference, the Rev. S. E. Ewing asked whether a Bronx cock tall is necessarily intoxicating. "There are cocktail* that are not Intoxicating, and It may be that the Bronx |? one of them," he said, perhaps thinking of the clam and oyster cpoktalls. "Its name Indicates that It comes from New York." Interjected the Rev. George Stecko? "and I am persuuded that It contnins whiskey." "How do you know that it does?" naked Brother EwlnB, and Brother Stceke replied: "Well, tho W. C. T. U. would not have written asking us to protest agalnH it if it were not an intoxicant." Tho ques? tion was finally "referred to the Rev. Clalr E. Ames, a train dispatcher preacher, and he "stated positively" that I tic Bronx cocktail contains whis? key, though "he wasn't naked where he got his information." Despite the testimony of Brothor Ames. Ihe ministers were still disposed to be cautions, and the resolution adopted referred to no speclllc cock tall, but protested generally against Intoxicants. At the conference of the Presbyte? rian preachers the same question was raised as to the Ingredients of the Bronx. The Rev. Frank Magill suld that he had read In a newspaper that It had some jiggers In It. lie was askeil how many, but he confessed he did not know. "They were Jiggers, whatever that Is. and one of them had whiskey or something In It." Imme? diately a condemnatory resolution was agreed to, pointing out that Mr. Taft Is a total abstainer, nnd asking Ihe banquet committee to "follow his ex i ample." I A l.yncihburg informant says Ihut the Bronx cocktail contains gin. vor month and orange Jutce or orange bit? ters. Bo that as It may. It has been decided that the Bronx will stay put and be In evidence at the Taft break? fast. GETTING BETTER A 1,1. THE TlMFJ. Richmond Colloge will bogln its seventy-ninth year to-day, with one j hundred and fifty students In attend,- ! ance. They come from many of the ! Southern States, and there aro also j representatives of the West and East.. Their certificates show that they aro I better prepared for college work than ever before, the most of them having completed a four-years' course In the i high schools. Sixteen candidates for j the ministry among their number have ' been accepted by the honrd of trustees, and will receive aid from the fund set apart for this purpose. With a corps of teachers of excep? tional ability, and under the superb direction of President Boatwrlght, the J promise of a year of brilliant and sub? stantial achievement is particularly encouraging to the friends of this most j worthy Institution. ? ? = i?? THE SOITHSIDE. A foreigner visiting the United States Is sojourning In Virginia, nnd In writ? ing his Impressions to the New York Sun Is most complimentary. He Is vis? iting In Soythsldo Virginia, where he finds "comfort and contentment," but! "no hurry." He says that he has never henrd the word "money" since he has been In that putt of the Old Dominion, nnd "talk of real estate and mortgages Is evidently taboo." Moreover, he ob? serves that "If men or women go be? yond their tether In a strenuous way their fate is polite Coventry, which moans nothing more than a bow on meeting or banishment." He odds that he doesn't mean that the neighborhood Is full of Admiral Crlchtons, but that people take respectability more Into account "than anywhere else I hove been in the States." Every one, he soys, seems to know every one else, though the line Is strictly drawn. "You shake hands with Mrs. Soandso and merely bow to Mrs. Somebodyelso, but you acknowledge them all, good or bad, In some way." We doubt If there are really nny bad people In the Southslde. but aside from that the foreigner's Impression Is very complimentary toi a section of Virginia famed In song and story. Why Is It that persons who use the telephone do not use It right? For example, in ringing up an office to find out If some particular person Is In, In? stead of Haying, "Who Is this?" why don't you soy, "This Is Mr. Dub; Is Mr. Rub In?" General Felix Agnus ought to have a talk with his excellent cartoonist, Thorndlke, and reason with him about sending up the President In a flying machine. In view of the fact that the President is already up In the air, it would he Just as well for tho Republi? can standpatters not to Indulge In sug? gestions of this sort. It looks bad for Mr. Taft; another comet lias been discovered, and when two comets occur In the same month the year before the Presidential elec? tion, It 13 always a sure sign that a Democrat Is to be chosen. "Meet me at the Fair." The Hon. W. .lasper Talberl has an? nounced hi.- purpose to opposo Son ntor Tlllirvin for re-election. But "how come?" We have been laboring under the Impression that "Jap" wps dead, and we think he is; but why I his effort at resurrection? ft has been nine long years since anybody hos heard of him, and a politician who has been dead nine years could not be voted even In the Democratic pri? mary elections In Norfolk County. Voice of the People | A Flue Tribute to Cnrrlngton. To tho Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir.?I read your editorial in The Times-Dispatch of Tuesday, Septem? ber 13. 1911, headed "Carrlngton at the Penitentiary." I fully agrco with you us to the reasons why Dr. C. V. Car rlngton should he retained In his pres? ent position as physician to the peni? tentiary. It lias been my belief all along that lne position above referred to should be filled only by one fully competent In every pattlcular to fill it. From time lo time the public has been given to understand that the one now aUlBtc It Is fully competent, and that he has made good in every lnstanco In the cureful und palnstuklng discharge of his duty. I understand that politics has nothing to do with tho position, so far as controlling it Is concerned; thorqforc, I tako the liberty of making this expression, and Indulging tho hope that Dr. C. V. Carrlngton be re? tained In bis present position, upon the ground that he has made good In that position In tho past. It is my candid opinion that, with accumulated experience from tho constant practlco of medicine. Dr. G. V. Carrlngton (if retained) will be able to show even greater results In tho future. It Is with no sinister motive that I write these lines, but ns one of more thun 10,000 negroes In this munici? pality, I express my dcalre to have the very host thing done for the medical welfare of the unfortunate inmates of the State Penitentiary. Could a better thing be done than to retain a man who has proven him? self worthy of tho responsibilities placed upon him? Trusting that your suggestions may have wolght with the appointing power, 1 am yours very truly. W. T. JOHNSON. Itlchmond. September 20. What WUI He Dime About Iff To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir.?Your editorial of oven date, I "Ah Outrage of The Daw," was so' apropos, that I am sure It will stir! the hearts of your thousands of read? ers? It ought to stir them to action: \ The community will he shocked, as it has been for lo: these many years, at i the inhumane treatment of youthful; offenders. Put will the excoriation of: the magistrate by you lend to uwaken j the community, or will we go on from ?lay lo day unmindful of the fact, us you have pointed out, that the sen? tencing of a child under seventeen \ years of age lo Jail shall not be done?; The law Is plain, and ought to be well; understood by ull of average Intelll-1 1 gence. It Is a gross perversion of the, I law. and, In the case of .lohnte forden, j :'.n Inhumane act. which should bring Hie blush of shame to every' cheek In this Commonwealth. This case is not an exceptional one. A gentleman who knows told me recently that the law Is being broken every day In this matter. The press does well to point out the Inexcusable and wanton treatment of youthful offenders, and It ought to find Its fruitage In Buch action by tho. community as common humanity de inands at its hands. Will the people net or forget It? Nous verrons. LOUIS L. PA RH AM. Richmond, September 20. i Books In the Public Schools. To the Editor of The Tlmos-Dlspoteh: Sir,?An editorial In The Tlmes-Dls patch of yesterday should roBUlt In colling attention to the many changes In* school (books made by the State, Board of Education. It Is becoming Increasingly difficult for a poor man to give his children an education, free public schools, nhotit which the aver? age politician Is so blatant, exist In the imagination only, and there are children In the State growing up Ig? norant because their parents are too poor to buy the many book3 required of them, and too proud to ask the city ( or county board to give them. At the beginning of each session new books i have to ho purchased, books which are only partly used, and at the next session they nre discarded and the! publication of another publisher or, the same publication slightly changed Is silbstltuted. Thus. Eryc's grammar school geography Is so changed that the Illustrations on one page are placed on another,' and presto! It bo-; comes Frye'a high school geography.! and pupils possessing the former work are not permitted to use It. but must purchnsc the new. Furthermore. It has! come under the writer's observation! that pupils in the Richmond public schools have been required to buy books that have never been used nt; all. simply because those books were put on the list by the State Board > of Education. It would be Interesting; to-know exactly what connection thero ; exists between this State Board of Education and the publication houses. The entire plan of selecting the school i books for use In Virginia's public schools Is so wretchedly absurd as( to call for an Investigation at the] hands of the Legislature. By means of! the schemes now In operation tho peo- I pie are vearly gouged out of money. ' which manv of them can 111 nfford to spare. In order to enrich a few pub-, Ushers possessing some strange In? fluence over the Slate Board of Ednca-, tlon. ' READER. Richmond. September 19. A Political Pnrnble and the Primary. T6 the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?I noticed on your editorial page Of the past week, an article written , by the Hon. R. T. W. Duke, Judge , Duke, of Charloltesvllle, and in his , reference to the machine he calls It | the threshing machine. Now, if he i moans to say that the new machine j as he calls It has done the work of our modern separator, I think that he has paid the Insurgents the highest compliment they have received during this fight. We all know that the golden groin of earth's harvest enters the mouth of this machine, and from It comes the straw, chaff and the wheat. Look at the great mountains of stroAV and chaff. The bulk, the plurality, the majority?It goeth where the machine llsteth, but the wheat? tho minority?fulletli to the ground; but wo soon see it rising with Intrinsic value and rewarding tho farmer for his labor, and then, flowing Into the channels of trade. It feeds the hun? gry multitudes; but it Is very Impor? tant that we take care of the majority, put It back on our lands, that we make a better crop next time. So let us get together and see If we can do any? thing for the betterment of luws, for the advancement and Improvement? of our laws with economy. Let us hear from Judge Duke on the piimory elec? tion; that primary which denied him the privilege of running for Governor a few years ngo on account of the great expense one would have to bear to run. It appeared to him At that time, when ho was contemplating run? ning, thnt It would cost, by the ni.nl conservative estimates, between $12,000 and $15.000 to get through. He de? cided after, getting these figures dhat he could not afford to take that large amount from his private fortune and risk It on nn uncertainty. Now, as one who has great admiration for Judge Duke and one who would have sup? ported him If he hod run, I ask him to tell us what he thinks of this ex? pensive primary under which only the rich can attain to high office. ?T. C. GOODLOE, JR. Oordonsvllle, Va., September 16. On the Rood to Angonlrme. (After "Locksley Hall.") In the dim and distant future. When the lights are burning low, I hope we'll get to Angoulome? 1 say, "I hope," i do not know. On the rond two tires were punctured. And the lights refused to burn, Motors, when they do run well, Are not worth a single dura. In the east the moon rose brightly. And traversed the starlit sky; The automobile, like a i>cnst, Resolved to kill us or to die. In the road the automobile. Lightly skids from aide to side, And the chauffeur most politely, Curses at "that-? carbide." At the cross-roads where the sign? posts. Dimly point In even' way, Ross must Jump down and decipher what tho French words mean to say. At three o'clock we readied tho city. As the east was growing light; Daybreak only breaks at morning, Automobiles break all night. August 8. J?rgens All Summer Furniture at a re? duction of 25 per cent, from the marked prices. JL At?tratt Sc (Ha. \ WILL MAIL. ON REQUEST, A COPY OF THEIR NEW CATALOGUE No. 104, FOR THE AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASONS, 191M912. 3?tfth Atirnuf, 34tl| atib 3511? Simla. N??itt $orfc. Daily Queries and Answers Vote In Washington County. Ploaso give tRii number of votes rast In Washington county for each of the senntorlul candidates In the recent primary. X. .Martin. 1,433; Jones, 31; Swanaon, 1.439; Gluss, 32. Surviving Members of 1'nrkrr's Bat? tery. W. McK. Evans, a survivor of Par? ker's Battery. C. S. A., desires the address of the woman who wished In? formation as to that battery. This address wc do not possess. Trust. What Is a "trust company," as ap? plied to savings banks? M. The word "trust" In connection with the ?uvlngs bank means that the bank acts In the capacity of a trustee tor those who desire to Intrust them with their business. llroluto. 1b there imp such word In the Eng? lish language as "Dromlo," and what Is the mounlng? E. It Is used by Shakespeare tn his "Comedy of Errors" as the synonym for twin brother. * Schooner. What are the names of the masts of a six-masted schooner? F. Fore, main, mlrsen. Banker, Jigger and driver. FAIRFAX CARTWRIGHT ? BITTERLY ATTACKED BY Ul MARQUISE DE FONTBIJOY. SIR FAIRFAX CART WRIGHT, the British ambassador to Austria, who has bean during the last few weeks the object of such bitter attacks In the German newspapers, owing- to his remarks criticising Germany's Moorish policy, made In a conversation with the well known Austrian Journal? ist. Dr. Slegmund Munz. and published by the latter In the Vienna "Ncus Freie Presse." Is persona grata at tho court of Emperor Francis Joseph, and in Viennese society. He has a very strong strain of German blood In his veins. For hlB grandfather, Sir ThomuH Cart wright, who died as British mlnlstor plenipotentiary at Stockholm, In .1S60, was married to Countess Mario von Sandlzell, daughter of the grand mas? ter of the court of King Muxlmlllon II. of Vavarla. Sir Fairfax's own mother was also a German, a Frauloln Clomen tlne Gaul, who had been the companion of the first wife of his father, William Cornwnllls Carthwright, of Aynho. Banbury. The Cartwrlghps have been seated at Aynho ever since the days of Richard Cartwrlght. a successful lawyer, who bought the property early In the sev? enteenth century, and whose son mar? ried the daughter of the famous Parlia? mentary genernl. the second I^jrd Fairfax, who commanded nt Marston Moor. It Is from this general that Sir Fairfax derives Mb Christian name When he was at Rome he married the youngest daughter of the Marchese Chi gl, a member of that historic and princely house of the old Roman patri? ciate, and the head of which Is here? ditary marshall of the Holy Roman Church, and guardlon of the Papal Con? clave: responsible as such for all the arrangements for the election of Popes. Through his wife, and through his grandmother. Sir Fairfax is thus re? lated not only to most of jhe great patrician houses of Rome, but likewise to meny of the old families of the Austrian modlatlzed nobility, such as the Sayn-Wlttgenstelns, Th\irn and Taxis, etc. While minister nt Munich. S'r Fair? fax became," a great favorite with the Bavarian royal tamlly. especially with Prince nnd Prlnces.t Leopold, and of their sons and daughters. Princess Leopold being the eldest daughter of Emperor Francis Joseph. Indeed, It was the Interest which Princess Leo? pold exercised In his behalf at Vienna, that led her father, the Emperor, to ask King Edward to have Sir Fairfax appointed ns ambassador to his court. Sir Fairfax Is possessed of very am? ple means, that is to say, a very large allowanco from Ms father, and this, to? gether with the fact that he as well as his w<fe. are Roman Catholics, renders his position among the diplomatic corps on the banks of the Danube, of a very privileged character. Nor Is It In the least degree probable that the clamor In the German press will find any response on the part of the Vien? nese court and government, or that any demand w-lll be made by them for his recall, nlthough it cannot be donled that for so clever n man he has been somewhat unfortunate In his relations with the press. This is not the nrt time that he has made the mistake uf imagining that he could mako use of the Continental press for political pur? poses, and without his confidence being betrayed, and himself compromised thereby. Perhaps his tendency to take journalists Into his confidence Is due to the fact that he has done u good deal of writing himself, being tho au? thor of several tragedies, of review articles, and even of one or two books He has probably Inherited his literary gifts from his father, who is the au? thor of a very erudite history of tho Jesuits, and who for some time was the Liberal member for Oxfordshire. Rome's action in giving the name of Crispl to one of Its principal through fares, without exciting any protest, but, on the contrury, approval, even from those organs of the press which were most bitter against him during his lifetime, demonstrates the extra? ordinary revulsion which public senti? ment has undergone ,ln Italy towards King Humbert's all-powerful premier. Tn fact, the Italian as a whole, seem to have at length reached the conclusion, formod long ago abroad, namely, that Crispl was tho greatest statesman pro? duced by Italy in tho nineteenth cen? tury, next to Cavour, and Leo XIII. Crlspl's countrymen have likewise ended by appreciating the fact that in nridltlon to being a statesman Of in? ternational renown, he was also In every sense of the word a gentleman, and a very chivalrous ono at that, de? spite hie origin. The one great mis? take which he made, was h|s associa? tion with the xtnscrupulous woman who I? now receiving a pension from the Italian government as his widow, but who Is execrated from one end of the Peninsula to the other, and through? out Sicily, under the-, name of Dona Linn He did not marry her until the eve of the wedding of the daughter. whom shs had borne him, and to whom he was devoted, and In order to enable the girl, Gtusepplna, a particularly lovely woman, to become the wife o. the fourteenth Prince, of Llnguagloasa, hcsd of one of tho most ancient houses of the Italian nobility. Dona Lina was a woman of particu? larly unfortunate antecedents, and not satisfied with the scandals In which she had become involved prior to knowing Crispl, some of them figuring on the police records of the Sicilian town of Syracuse, she continued, a.t ter becoming flrut his companion and then his full-fledged wife, to Incrimi? nate herself in nil sorts of unsavory affairs, from tho consequence of which she was only saved by her husband's I name. He was rendered responsible for moat of these misdoings of hers, espe | daily those of a financial character: whereas the fact has since been brought to light that al; that he did was to endeavor to shield her from the con? sequences, sacrificing for the purpose all that he had gut. and dying not only penpllosH, but even In debt. As an instance of his generosity of character. It may be recalled that one of the principal charges against him was that he had obtained from King Humbert tho Grand Cross of the Ordor of St. Maurice nnd St. Lazarus, for the French scientist and swindler. Cornelius Hen, who played so evil a role In the Panama bell broth. Crlspl's fots did not hes'tate to assert, from the plat? form and In print, that he had re? ceived 100,000 lire, that Is to say,' ?20, OOe-. for this order, from Herz. Criupl never took the trouble to deny this, or to exculpate himself. But among his papers there has been found a letter, written on the official paper of the French president of the Council of Ministers, ana In the handwriting of the French statesman. Do Freyclnet. who was Prime Minister of Frunce at the time when he atlixed his signature to the document. In this letter De Freyclnet entreats Crispl. as a personal favor, to bestow the Cordon of the Or? der of St. 'Maurice and Lazarus upon his friend Herz, tor whom he himself had already obtained the Grand Cross of tho Legion of Honor. The produc? tion of this letter so many years after Crlspl's death, has hod the effect of oauslng the well known Italian editor. Vlco Muntegazzs. to regard himself as released from a promise which he gave to Crispl, to maintain silence about it, and in an article Just published in the Roman "Corrlore della Sera" he relates that once when Crispl was lying ill, not long before his death, and af? ter he had retired from ofBce, he hod shown Muntcgazza the letter in ques? tion, extracting from him a pledge to make no mention of It, and explaining at the same time that If he had never used it to exculpato himself from the charges brought against him In con nect'on with Herz, It was because It would have been a breach of confidence towards De Freyclnet, capable of ruin? ing one of France's most prominent statesmen: ono who seemed likely at the time to become once more Premier of the Republic. Crispl added to Miin tegazza, that If he were to use the let? ter in order to clear himself, he would regard himself as having been guilty of siving a stab In the back to De Freyclnet. This Is only one of many of such traits of Crispl which are now becom ' ing known and which explains the ln I slstando of his daughter, Princess I Llnguaglossa, to have his letters and correspondence published: convinced as [ she was from personal knowledge, that j It would show her father to his coun? trymen In an altogether new light, and completely clenr his fair name. 1 may add that the princess is now separated from her husband. For when he found that her father had left no money, and that all tho wrongly ac? quired wealth imputed to him was a myth, and that he had sacrificed oven his restricted private means to save his wife, the prince vented his disap? pointment on the princess to such n degree that she was compelled to seek Judicial separation. (Copyright, 1911, by the Brentwood Company,) Become a Depositor witb the National State and City Bank Your money will be kept in absolute security. 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