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DAIL.T?WTSttKLT?StTNDAT. Vuiicei! Ofno?.(U IS. Mala Streti Bau lb ntcbmood.|O>0 Hull 8tr?. (??lareburs Bureau....16? N. Srcimon Blreei IdTsoheurc Bureau.tli Eighth mhh | BT KAU. Oo* Six Ttrea On* | ?OST Ad B PAID T?*r. Men Uot. Me Pally with Sunday.It W u.w III? .(I Bally trltbeut Sunday. ?.0? in l.M .? ?sader edition only. i oa LH .M Weekly (W.iujij.v,. i w .M .? Br Tlmei-Dlrratch Carrier lxiinrj Per ? ico In Richmond (and ?uburbe) aud r?:*re. warg? Ob* Week Dally with Sunday.tfcend Dally without BoLday.10 cents ?under octy.i oeatt j Entered January 17. IKS. at Rlobmond. Va.. OJ ?ecend-clati matter undur act or Coo ??'*?? of Mrvrch J UT*. SATrUDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1911. AFTBR THE so I TU KU \ GOVEttNOMS Thcro Is to be a celebration In Balti? more In December, it will be called ??Maryland Week," and will begin on the 3d day of the month. Governors of Southern Stales and President? of Southern railroads are expected for an all-Southern conference. The spe? cial purpose of the conference is to discuss the ways and means of en? couraging immigration to the South to the end that the material resources of this part of the country may bo speed? ily developed. The conference will be held under the general direction of Greater Baltimore Committee, a boost? ing Organization of groat faitli In Itsj own community. The conlorcnoo has not yet been called. It Is true, hut Gov? ernor Crothets says he will do every? thing in his power to induce the South? ern Governors to meet In Baltimore in December, nnd "If n personal letter to each of the Executives will be of any weight, I certainly shall write them. Baltimore." continued the Governor, "la of the South, and Its metropolis II Is the proper place for Mich a meeting, for It .o the policy of Baltimore and Maryland to keep In -close touch with all the problems which affect the Southland " Mr. Edwin I> Qua t ies, director of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Fays that ?'before it (the conference in December) meets n programme should Ve arranged In which all the sections of the South could bo represented." it would appear that the conference is In nubihus so far; but it-is likely to de? velop almost any minute. We would suggest that arrangements be made by Business Manager Dabney to capture all the Soutnorn Governors If they shall attempt to pass through Virginia, and that the conference he held In Richmond, which is not "of the South." but Is In very truth The South. That would be a clever thing to do, and with the help of the Boosters it can be done; anything ran be done for Richmond If Richmond men and Richmond Influences will get together and Work for Richmond. There Is no question of larger consequence to the South than the Increase of its popu? lation by desirable Immigrants, but as we have waited so long for the tide to tutn this way we should be a little careful of what it shall bring in when it starts this way. Ther/> are millions of acres of the richest lnnd in the world lying fallow in the South because there are none to till It. and there nre millions of men who could be brought here to take care of it; but there are other millions wiio should not be invited. There are many men in Maryland who would make goon Virginians, und It Is after these, andAs'uch as these, that the Gov? ernors of ffie' South should go. Mr Norman M. I'arrott, secretary of tin Travelers' and Merchants' Association of Haiti mrc. is heartily in favor of the proposed conference in December "as a means of strengthening the bonds between Baltimore, and the Southern States." But, Men and Brethren, if we understand the pres? ent situation, It is to loosen In some degree the strangle hold of our friends nnd neighhors on the PnlapSco River upon the commercial and industrial South. By all means let the Governors of the Southern States ;;cl together on the Immigration question' but let! them get together in Richmond. t l HTIS IS in.M). William Eleroy ?'urtis will write no more. The busiest and one of the most effective pens among the journalists of this country is still, with the generous heart, the <iuick Intelligence, the alert observation. I his man of affairs has fin? ished his course and llnlshcd it with honor. Born in Ohio sixty-one years ago next month, oducatcd at Ihe West? ern Reserve College, a traveller in many countries, an author of many books, a writer for the newspapers of prodigious energy and an officer of the Government In a number of important places of great distinction, one of the charter members of the famous Grid? iron Club and a member of ,( number Of other clubs of national ropulution, he lived a busy and useful and honor? able life, ami died suddenly |n Phila? delphia on Thursday high) greatly to the grief of ids hosts of friends all over the world. Mr. Curtis was known chiefly f. newspaper work. Since foi twenty-six years, day ftfter day, and. we believe, without n single day's In? termission he contributed a letter. fllltn>? not less than a column and a half of newspaper apace, to the Chi? cago Recor'l-Hera,l(l, In which lie dealt with nil manner of topics in the most intelligent and informing *nd attrac? tive way to the delight and Instruction of millions of readers. Equally at case er.d equally welcome whether conven? ing with Pope or King or President, he yet was woleome .n any company, ana never failed to draw .some l?8S0ll from his abundant studies that served to dignify his noble craft end to make himself one nruong a thousand of those who write for the public. Mr. Curtls's homo w. i In Washing? ton, though ho might have been re? garded ns a cltlzon of tho world; for there was no land under the oun his feet had not trod. He was a charm? ing companion, a generous host, a finished workman, a Christian gentle? men, and In his doath tho Journalism of his country, and of the world lost one of Its brightest lights. HO W TIIKV I.OOKK1) AT ORANGE. A charming woman from Richmond happened to be at Orange on Wednes? day, when the Boosters' Train reached that historic place, and has written a long letter to Tho News Iscador about what she saw and heard and thought shout it. Her letter bus fallen Into our trust hands It Is intended to glvo "an Idea of how a Richmond woman feels when she unexpectedly sees a crowd of her representative towns? men." and she must have felt out of slt;bt from the way she writes about them. "I do not think Richmond needs any boosting," says tho writer; "you can't paint the lily; but If the crowd I saw yesterday did not do Richmond any good, believe me It at least made J the heart of a Richmond woman glow, ves. glow with pride and delight." She] saw the charming lndy editor of the! Orange Observer when she delivered to | tho most appreciative person In the] bunch a mass of the loveliest flowers fresh from her garden it was driven In upon Her consciousness thot "the throat Ncbraskan is not the only Bry? an." ami then the story proceeds: "Conspicuous among the Boosters was 'dear Jeter Jones.' as I heard n lover of music style that townsman of mine. With him there was Mr. White. They were members of the Clee Club yesterday. Then who should grasp my hand and Mr. August Simon plctrl; now thut he Is morrled he smiles; even sweeter than ever. Looking ns If! he were ready for a German at the ; Masonic Temple was Mr. J. B. 11UI. j As a child I always, when I bought j cakes, saved the best for tho last. Nothing is Indicated by this Innocent j remark but. just finally, i will say! Oh! how 1 did shake, and, yes, bold ns lonjr ns 1 darod, the hand of our! beloved Mayor DAA>y Crockett Richard-j son. who was In Ills best trim physi? cally, mentally and all otherwise.1 Mueli to my regret I, being n woman, i hail to refuse his gracious Invitation to go on the Booster trnin to CulpeperI and came quietly on the train follow-, ing. Oh! how 1 dlil hate to say no. . . .1 There were many more 'Prominente;' j but I was so full of Joy, J just lost I myself in the crowd. 1 was glml to see them." That Is "going some," we should say, and there will he moro like It doubtless when nil the returns are In I [ of what the people all along tho line thought and said about "our beloved Davy Crockett Richardson," and "dear Jeter Jones,"""and Boschen, and Dabney and brave Julian Hill, und Acting President K?nsten and all the rest of the grand army of workers for tho glory and prosperity of Richmond. There Is talk already of another ex? pedition of tho\ satnO sort down Into the grand Old North State, and the re? ports which have been comlnp In show, even before the dust of travel has all been brushed off. thnt friendly relations hnvo been established thnt will make the North Carolina end of the business of this town fairly boom before the' present year Is ended. Next year it' must be nrrnngod so that at bant twenty-four hours Bhall be .^et npart' for Charlotte. There Is so much down I here to see?the very spot where the Declaration* is said to have been pro Claimed, the house In which Jackson lived, the site of the Navy Yard, the colleges where beautiful young women and brave young men are educated, tin falls of the river where water Is con? verted Into lightning, the very trees under which Cornwallls's men slept be? fore that great Gehural went to York town to be tired upon by Starling Gtlnn, and a thousand things. BUCred and pro? fane, which the Boosters could not have Inen exp led to see in the dark, but which shine out In resplendent glory upon the pages of history. STICKS TO IT. The Montgomery Advertiser said I that the horse was seventeen foot 1 high, and swear.-: to II. and we admire It for iis dtldqclous mendacity. Ann tilns, as almost everybody knows, has been one of the most prominent figures in the history of the world, and he I wasn't born In North Carolin.!. a week or BO ngb the Advertiser told a Story j about r man wiio hud picked 7BG , pound.-.- of cotton in one day. We de i nlcd that anybody could have done ; anything of the sort, and called for the ] - proofs, and now comes the Montgomery . paper unblushlngly insisting not only ltli.it Us story wns true, hut Insisting, j further, that "a few days later a fcl- j j low named Mauley, of Hunt County, ' I Texas, picked !>ni pounds." The ex? planation Is made that where these foots were performed the cotton was very thick; that the picker made only one pass at ,i boll, and thai after the picket- "comes a boy who cleans up the cow-1'.eked cotton, getting tho s raps, as it were." a sort of Ruth and Naomi business, we suppose; and by counting the cow-llcked cotton and having such other assistance as could he provided, the nicker was enabled I to do the trlek In cotton where the I seed is vo heavy that In every pound of cotton picked there are three pounds Of seed, Was it In Alabama that the progressive rarm'ei packed his grind? stone In the middle of his bale to make it weigh well? TilK WO.UKN run TAUT. a Mlllf correspondent of the Chi? cago Tribune, who bus been follow j Ing the Taft expedition In the Insur ' gent country, writes from Denver that j "the women of Colorado admire Pres? ident Tuft and approve his Adminls I tratlon." end that "if thoy have a tithe ot tho political Influence with! which they are credited, the Prepldont' has In the feminine citizens ot tho State one of the most successful proselyting: ngencles now working in his behalf." They like him on gen? eral principles; but chlofly, we ere told, because he stood by Dr. Wiloy, tho great' Amerloan food export, wo? men being constitutionally opposed to tho use of any sort of dope in the things that they eat themselves or that they serve to others. An o lit or ronson Colorado women oro snld to bo for him Is that his views on the divoroe and peace questions have ap? pealed to the feminine mind. Some of tho saleswomen deolaro that they will not back him. thoy do not: know exactly why; but at least one of them has declared her preference for La Follette, probably because there Is a corset snld in his name, and with their toilettes pressing upon them steadily during waking hours ns a sort of constant rominder they cannot foiget "Battling Bob." It Is a groat thing for Mr. Taft to have tho women with him. even if they can't vote, and ho will need all I the support ho can get, and will take all Phot will come to him nnd be dulyj thankful. His main trouble Is not personal but political, and whenever the sky looks brightest to him a lit? tle cloud no larger than his veto messages on the wool nnd freo list bills Is almost suro to darken nil the firma? ment; about him. When the women begin to buy their winter flannels they will want to know why they cost so much more thun they would have cost If tho President had approved tho Underwood wool bill. HARMON'S GOOD HOBBIIIS. Governor Harmon, of Ohio, declares; that ho hns two hobbles?good roads j and limited taxation. Good ronds mean the interchange of ' small commerce. They moan a broader j development of the people. In the old 1 days a man lived and died In his native | town, ibut In these times, through good roads, the horizon of every person In the community has been enlarged. Good roads mean bettor citizens. By limited taxation Governor Har? mon means direct and customs taxes together that are not oppressive. The methods of taxation "by tariff and in the several States are unsystematic nnd ore productive of unequal burdens nnd ought to be changeu. MAJOR STEDMAN IS COMING. Major Charles M. Stedman, of Greenshoro, has been appointed by Governor Kltohln a delegate from North Carolina to the fourth annual convention of the Atlantic Deeper j Waterways Asoclatlon to bo held In1 Richmond week after next?on Octo? ber 17-20. Major Stedman Is the mom ber of Congress from the Fifth North Carolina District; nnd Is bound to make his mark in the House at Wash? ington, as he has made his mark, ond a very high murk, wherever he has been tried. The other day in Greens? boro he marched with the Boosters', and marched like one of tho boys. It Is hoped thst the people of this' town will have the pleasure of hear? ing him while he Is here; for there Is no better speaker In North Carolina, which Is to say In the South, tho North Carolina men being all born orators, and, without prejudice, It mayj be said to their credit that they speak , in words of soberness from the cradlo of the crave. GOING BACK TO THE PSALMS. Woodrow Wilson's head Is level on at least one subject: Ho does not be? lieve In "silly and meaningless" hymns, nnd said the other night in Trenton that "they have neither poe? try nor sense In them." and he \i-aa entirely right. Warming up to his subject he said further: "Why can't wc sing the old Psalms? Why can't we take In paraphrase, if in no other wise, those Immortal voices which have sung the spirit of God through generation after generation. Why do we havo to concoct silly rhymes of our own?" That's what we want to know; that's what the Seceders, the Psalm singing Presbyterians, havo been ask? ing all these years; that's why these few but faithful people who were de? scribed hy old Parson BrOWnlOW, mis? erable wretch that he was, as "a pecu? liar sect of Christians who sung David's I'saltns, ploughed with double lines end greased their shoes with tallow," have stuck to the Psalms: that's why Ihey used, until a few years ago. the old Scottish Version of Dr. House, in spite Of Its many Imperfections In metre rather than adopt the two-step variety that ha* made Its way Into the organ loft to the destruction of both dignity and praise. Among the UnlUd Presbyterians of the Northern' States and the Associate Reformed j Presbyterians of the south there win be hearty approval of Dr. Wilson's tribute to the old songs. We do not believe, however, that he could sing In paraphrase even to save a Presi? dential nomination. AMONG TUB MORMONS. Mr. Taft Is meeting nil sorts of peo ? le "?; his present tour. I. ; : week he [was snuggling up to fttubbs and Brls tow in Kansas, then he wan saying ?.nit tilings to Bryan in Nebraska, and day boforc yesterday he was i knocking around with the Mormons In Salt Lake City. The "old folks" of Utah; were having their scml-unnuul enter? tainment at the Tabernacle, nnd the President was introduced to them by Bishop Nlbloy, of tho Mormon Church. When (ho Bishop asked nil of those present who had crossed the prairie In the Mormon migration of 1846-7 to stand up, the grcntcr part of the con? gregation ' arose, and when the pllgri mugo hymn, "Come, Com?, Ye Saints,'' was aung. the old men and womon wept aloud as they rooked with the rhythm of the hymn. It was a moving Bpoctacle, and the only thing that seemed to mnr the oc- j caslon was the statement of President, Fred W. Price, of tho Young Men's Re? publican League of Utah, who suffered his enthusiasm to get awny with his. Judgment, when lie declared, In Intro duclng the President and predicting his i ro-eleotion, that November next year | would find tho "Democracy of Utah 'n its cuBtomary place, deop down in the slough of despond." The President said, on rising to his feet, "I nm hero aa President of tho United States.", which was rathor hard on Fred Price, although he probably did not enre very ; much. ? ] Exactly why the President should have been lnoenaed by the remark of Mr. Price we do not qulto understand, when tho President hltnHolf has on more than ono occasion explained ills eourso In vetoing bills passed by Dem OCnatlO votes partly on tho ground that they were not in Ueoplng with Iiis obligations, to his own pnrty and Its lilstorlc.il position on tho tariff ques tlon. The President was entirely right, however, in calling down tho spokes? man of tho Young Men's Ropubllcnn League. Many n good thing Is spoiled by the Idle talk of Immature youth. A VICTORY KOR T1TK "OIIAW."' j A postal clerk In New York haa re- j tired after almost sixty years of work for Uncle Sam. Tliis man has chewed tobacco nil his life and the successive efforts of j ten postmasters could not stop him. Other clerks, who used spruce gum were long ago Incapacitated. This Is a umlnous commentary oh the value of the "chaw." Some, of the greatest of Americano have "chawed.'* There was a man In town yesterday Who looked as If he might be the next Governor of Virginia. It would not bo out of place to say that tho women of North Carolina! are also a very sweet spoken set, whether they speak In the nfllrmatlvo. or In the negative. The school child who described Nor- ; folk as "the place you go through on the wny to Richmond," is prglty well ' educated already. Tho Huntington (West Virginia, the same being the name of the State I which will not pay Its debt to the Old Dominion"! Herald stands up for the | fat women of the country. It pro- | claims boldly Its fascination for "the j oleaginous female," doclaros that "While fat women abound thore will he saved to humanity generous recep? tacles for tho oil of humap kindness," doubts that any one ever saw an un? tamed shrew who was not as lean as a bean stalk, asserts that "fat women are sweet temjicred and equable in all things," avows Its belief "In the pris? tine sncchorlnlty of the fat sister." and , confesses Its "contempt of those who j would discredit her." That's all right;' can't make her too fat for us nor too j lean. Fat or lean, long or short, thin ' or thick, old or young, wise or simple, strong or weak?It doean't make any difference, she Is the palt of tho earth, and she will come mighty near Inherit. Ing It before this scheme of things is wound ui>. Another bit of genuine philosophy from "Abe Martin," the Indiana seer: J "Th* feller behind in a throe-passenarer auto n 1111R looks like he WU7, rldln' agin his will." All tho Roosters who were at Lynoh burg on Wednesday and took part in scaling the heights of that place, where the railroads are built In tho cellar rind the ina.in streets on the housetops, will understand how It hap? pened, probahly, that Carter Glass did not run well 1n his recent race. One of the BooMers. who is toler? ably well known to R?schen, of Broad Street, was overheard tho other day, the last strenuous day of the Great Ex? pedition, holding a conversation with his feet, about In this wny: "Look a-here, feet, you and I have been friends a long time; hut It 'pears to me you ain't doln' your fair share of the work Just now. If you're goin' lo keep up our reputation you want to do better." This private audience is said to have taken place at Lynchhurg after tho fourtcen-mllo march the Boosters took In that town. Voice of the People i/uunervntisiii m?i ^rnilTj' i,.,nlm?fr. To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: \ Sir,?It is not a pessimistic plaint to say that danger threatens our great democracy, Tho optimist may wisely consider perils and sock with resolute heart and. tin abiding faith to avert them. Perhaps our greatest danger la In the exaggeration of perils, real and imaginary. Our over-abiding grandest of lands comprises a vast territory, peopled by n conglomerate citizenry representing the many countries and races of tho globe, with their attendant varied anil Conflicting tastes und types, while yet Hue American ideuls are dominant.! The rumblings of discord, chiefly cen- i tie in the old and over new lndustriul problems. Tho contemptuous dictum. "The public, lie damned," shows tho i sentiment of an extreme school of sel lish complacency that fituls Its counter? part in the unswerving condemnation Of all* individual wealth above some Imaginary common level?individual? ism and socialism run mad. Happily, the public will persistently refuse to "lie damned" and will aa assuredly re? sent the proposition that ovory man who by brains. Industry and frugality accumulates money is of necessity dis? honest and must disgorge at the bo? bcat or In tho Interest of his less frugal or loss fortunate fellows. And there must, in the nnturo of things, ever lie combinations of eapltnl to pur form great Misted otherwise impossi? ble, aiul which inuai riot bo hampered by the titi<? i?t demands of c try soclnl ttgltntor'u flag or fettered, by unjuat antagonistic legislation enacted nur vilely ul the behests o( unreasoning sentimentalists and potty demagogues. Neither will tho Just rights 'ot labor bo sultored to be Ignored or slighted. That grout body of our clt'sonehlp em? braced uudor tho designation ot "la? boring men" forms un ussontlal factor of our social organism, und I confess my lnublllty to oonoelvo how thoso of any other class could really dcslro harm to overtake them, cither from tho standpoint of manly principle or from policy. Hut what is the situation? Impreca? tions loud and long on predatory wealth, plutooracy, trusts, corporations, everywhere abound. Dlro forebodings uro voiced over the concentration ot wealth??'the rich becoming richer and tho poor getting poorer!" Pessimistic editorials, extravagant cartoons, con? demnatory party platforms, arc among the manifold agencies uurvlng to keep the public in turmoil. The strong urm ot the government Is raised against -'unreasonable restraint of trade." Hall roads nnd other corporations that havo boon of ine: uinutile service in devel? oping this wonderful country nro pounced upon us enemies of tho peo? ple's liberties. Tho labor unions ana brotherhoods are becoming moro and mote powerful and exacting. The "tyranny of capital'1 may now bo threatened by the "tyranny of labor!" ; Now, it is not herein denied thul there me just grounds of complulnt against the several situations sought to be rem? edied, but there Is too much exuggcra : tlon, too little discrimination In tho promises, which has largely defeated that proper polso so essential In reell ; lying evils and conserving tho true commonweal, and this has given un lin i peius to that most mischievous and pernicious doctrine now becoming the paramount popular issue?tho panacea of nil ills?"governmental paternalism!" The "Interests" arc not all children of the tariff! Brft wlillo Ibe "captains of the guards" of the contending factions and Hags are active and alert, while the self-spoklng demagogues oro fanning the fires of discord and selllshness holds much sway everywhere; whllu tho honest statesmen nnd publicists urn burning the midnight lamp in faithful endeavor to solve the great problems that are perplexing tho peo? ple, the situation will be saved by that great residuum of preservative force Which may not be inaptly termed the sanity und consurvutlsm uf the great thinking musses. This potent force of pol.se In tho vurlcd relations of life will not permit a pormunent urrayal of a capital and a labor cnslo to tho det? riment of both sides and tho under? mining of our social structure. They will Insist, ttio, upon the establishment and maintenance ot a just medium of working relationship between labor and capital?between employer and employe. Unionism, whoso whole soul would bo force nnd corporate combina? tions, with no yielding to the demands of equity and justice, are to be equally dlscourugod. Tho corporations and brotherhoods will learn to give earnest heed to the great Importance of plac? ing and sustaining men In olllclal post tlons who aro possessed of souls us well as minds?men us well as "figure- ; in ads"?and the fire-eaters will And no ' room In tho unions or such unions will perish. Representatives ot em- j ploying agencies und those of the la- ! bor unions will bo selected for wage | conferences on tho busts of honest ca? pacity and Integrity?not "sharp men" i tthosen to compete In a gullible for the best op he moral trade. They will no expected to look at the question from the viewpoint of tho other side no less than their own side, and to act s<|Uarc- i ly and Justly. (But for tho Imputation of being invidious 1 might name B great Corporation noted for tho Ideal relutlona ever existing between Itself and its army of employes.) Nor should It ever be Imagined thnt the question of the wage scale Is the only sine qua non in the right and perr mancnt adjustment of this great in? dividual question. "Cash payment never was or could, except for a fow years, bo the union bond of man Ij man," long ago declared Thomas Car lylo. The highest typo of ofilclent ser? vice must have Its root In loyally to tho employing ugoncy. Thero must | bo some stimulus in addition to the prospective pay envelope. There must, In the nature of things, be a feeling J of mutual Interest permeu ting tho ranks of employer and employe. This Ideal condition run never be realised by a tyrannical mien and a cold-blood? ed altitude on the part of either bide, lasting and permanent tranquillity can nevor exist when thorc Is un undercur? rent of feeling that Just the fair and right thing Is not being done qr de? sired. . t Yes. the well-poised men of the ninsses must be on guard. Radicalism must give place to conservatism. Rea? son must supplant Ignorance and 'prej? udice: The e,rcut und unfettered "truth which maketh free" must be dissem? inated, l have an ubldlng faith in the , honesty of purpose of the musses. They may be deceived and for a time fol low the seductive cries of the dema-1 gogue, but proper Information will sot j them right. One day In Parliament William i'ltt said, "1 have no fear for England; she will stand till the day of judgment." But Kdinund Burke re? plied, "What I fear Is the day of no Judgments" This Is tho Insidious In? firmity of great democracies. No, I do not think the millennium Is quite ut hand or that the Golden Hule will bo universally practiced, nor yet that this little homily of mine will materially help the situation. But the i point Is that every citizen hiin his i duties and responsibilities as an In- | tegftr in the great social whole and that the combined efforts of those who are conservative and sane will accom? plish much in the restraint of radical? ism nnd the* malevolent lnllucnco of de nlgnlng selfishness. thoughtlessness and misguidance. The intelligent, con? servative citizenry will perpetuate this rare republic. W. M. BICK BRS. Richmond. Dorn Not Go 1 nr lOnoilgh. To the Kdltor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch: Blr.?The-Vonderlehr ordinunco doc.i not go fur enough. It should apply to theatres. Toko our Academy of Music, for Instance. Why should a horde of negroes be allowed to go to a play like "Tho Soul Kiss," leering alt the while at poor white girls, who because of thoir Impecunious circum? stances aro compelled to sit In tho gallery? Or ttiko a great play liko "Macbeth." why should whlto patrons of the Academy bo compelled to sit in the Hamn part of the building with a pack of negroes who laugh at tragic scenes und groan at comic? In other words, why not let the blacks have their own theatres und the whites enjoy the sumc blessing? Richmond. BOOR WHITE. Against Incompetent Chauffeur?. To thJ Kdltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir,?In regard to the accidental killing of Mrti WhOrton and exonerat? ing Miss Kalrlamb and Mr. King, don't you think it is lime to put u slop to boys nnd girls and young women run? ning automobiles that arc not com? petent? .Mrs. whnrton wus a woman, anil thero Is too much of this going on. SU BSC R IB K R, Autumn. The wold Is sadly growing colder. Summer's perfumod breath has lied; The solemn sea Is sounding bolder Its droaded dirges for the dead. Sadness lingers In the tonic air, And at night tho skies weep tears of dow, Whlcli blight tho fields a*nd forests where I,ate tho summor's flowers grew. 1 And on Ihn grieving world around Tho falling flush of autumn glows, Ami lifeless leaves come raining.down On vf'cn tho gentlest breeze that ?blows. But spring will cotno with pulses throbbing, And woo to life the seeming dead. And tho skies that now are sadly' sobbing Will ho as laughter overhead. > And those who live to eeo their blight In the declining autumn yenrs May lift their heurls unto tho light j . Thnt bourns above tho vale of tears. BAKER LEB YOUNO. Newport News, Absolutely Pur To have pure and wholesome food, be sure that your baking powder is made from cream of tartar and not from alum. The Labet will guide you Royal is the only baking powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar No Lime Phosphates Daily Queries and Answers Spanish Word (or Had IMnce. 1. Tell rnc what Spanish word cor responds ti> the English word "hell." 2. Also tell ine how long a time would have to elapse (In Virginia) he fore a person would he safe from Br? iest lor obtaining money under false pretenses. Could I have him arrested lifter the offense was two and a half years old? ROBERT. 1. "Inllcrno." 2. Yes. The Olympian Jupiter. rieaso print a brief sketch of the Olympian .tuplter? C. 8 This celo'hrated stntute. the master? piece of i'hldlas. tile greatest of all souiptors. was removed to Constanti? nople by Thwodoklus the Ktrst, In _I i Vilich place It wns destroyed by ftre In the year ". ?r>. In this, his greatest Work, the artist sought to embody the Idea of majesty and repoia, und from I all accounts succeeded perfectly. The fnn'>u:i statute was In a sitting posi? tion, forty feet high, Mil ft pedestal of twenty, and w-is made of Ivory end gold. So fainnu* was It that It wiu considered u calamity to 1!? without noting it The statue servof? ns a m< del for all subsequent reprnsunta* I tlciis of majesty and power in re j !>ei!e among the nne'ents. Grammatical (lueatloa. Which is correct? Ladles, are my - hat on straight? oi. Ladlea, is my hat on straight? SUBSCRIBER. The second. PLOT-TO KIDNAP SON OF THE SPANISH KING HV I.A MA It fit'I SIC DB FOKTISNOY. THERE seems to ho some founda? tion, after all, for the ...tory of the discovery of an anarchist plot to liMiup and hold for ran som, or ?~i hostage, King Alfonso's younger aon, little I>on Jaime, now nearly four years old, who Is under? going entirely fiuccessful treatment for his speech and hearing, at tho clinic of the celebrated specialist, Dr. II, Ray? mond, at Frlbourg, in Switzerland. For the numtier of Swiss and Spanish po? lice ofHcialH watching over his safety, has been doubled, Swiss gen.--d.irmi.-, urmod with rovolvers, guarding tho approaches of the clinic, from which strangers are barred, with the ut? most euro and severity. As these measures have been adopted only quite recently, and after the little fellow had been at Frlbourg already three weeks, It looks very much as If the Federal authorities at Herne, nhd the cantonal government of Frlbourg, had lieeomo alarmed for ills safety, ,vhlrh Is not unnatural, since Switzerland swarms with foreign anarchl.--tH of the most fanatic, des -i ipf.on. This is by no means the first time that plots have been organized in mod? ern times to kidnap royal children'for the purpose of bringing pressure to bear upon their parents and upon the A?thorltlea of their native land. Thus. IClng Alfonso , himself was on ope memorable occasion almost carried on from the Palace of Madrid. when a child a year old: while during the childhood of the sons and daughters of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, actual attempts were made to kidnap them, by Macedonian refugees and by their political sympathizers among the Bui* gariana themselves, who hoped, by holding the royal youngsters a,s host? ages, that they Could force Ferdinand to comply -with the demands of the various Macedonian committees, and to take up arms against Turkey, in be? half of Macedonia. On one occasion the kidnappers almost got away with tho royal children while they were playing in the gardens of King Ferdi? nand's picturesque Palace of Kuxlnn grad, on the Black Sea. Moreover, one of the reasons which necessitated the. deposition of King Louis II. of Bavaria, shortly before his mysterious death In 1886, was the dis? covery that Louis had organized an extraordinary conspiracy for the kid? napping of the then boy Prince of Naples, fnow King of Italy) while the latter was spending a few weeks In the mountains of the northern part of Italy. Louis had arranged with a num? ber of his Bavarian Highlanders, who were devoted to him, to seize the prince, and to carry him off by night into Bavarian territory, where he was to ha kept Incarcerated In one of the crazy monarch's remotest mountain castles until his father, King Humbert, and the Italian government, consented to restore Romo to tho Pope. It was by mere chance that this project was not put Into execution, and there Is no knowing what would have happened If the present King of Italy had really been kidnapped, like Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, who was seized that same year. In his palace at Sofia, and carried Into Russian territory, being only re? stored to liberty on condition that he abdicated, which he proceeded to do immediately on his return to his capi? tal. Lord ITarlcoh, who has just sold most of his estates' in the counties of Car? narvon and Merioneth to his tenants, for a very large sum. Is, as his title Implies, a Welshman, that is to say, through his grandmother. Paternally, he is descended from the same stock ns the Earl of Arran, whence his name of O-oro, while his other patronymic of Ormsby came to him through his grandmother, only daughter and heir? ess of Owen Ormsby. whose own moth, er in turn wr<a the -heireaa of the Owens, of Porkington, In Shropshire, descended from Hwfa Ap Cyndelw. It wns the uncle of -the present Lord Harlech, and elder -brother of his fathor, who ,was raised to tlte House of Lords by/ Queen Victoria, In whose service ho had spent mahv years as a gentleman In waiting. He takes his tltlt1* from the Merionethshire Ha/lech Castle (now in ruins) which was de? fended by one of his ancestors for Hen-ry VI. during the Wars of tho Roses, ?nd Again for Charles I. hy an? other maternal ancestor, n Colonel Owen, -of Porklnffton, who was alsc governor of Conwny Castle for Charles T. The familiar and stirring Welsh war song, known as the "March of tho Mon of Harlech," and which may al? most he regarded as the national an them of Wal??, date* from the first Of those two sieges. Iv>rd tlarlKh was formerly .i;> officer of the Colds t ream Uuards, itnd 1? married to .1 hinter of Lord Huntloy, the >>r< mtcr Marquis of Scot land. The royal pettlcoated colonels of reKlmontB of European armies now number nearly half a hundred, and are Increasing ?11 the tlrqe,, while the boy colonels in pin.ifores are diminishing, in fact, to-day there la virtually only one "f them left, namely, the Czare? vitch of rtusni.i, Who Is the ranking officer of nearly twenty regiments of cavalry. Infantry and artillery, a* well as holman Of all lac Cossacks, lie Is .1 Itltlc over seven years of age King Alfonso was, as monarch, generalis? simo of (he Spanish army from the mo? rn. n( of 1.1s birth, Hut he ruts re ft lined front conferring any commis? sion upon his four.vinr-oll eldest son and heir, the Prince of the Asturia*. who figures merely as a private soldier In the crack First Kejrlment of In? fantry, that Is to say, the corps d'elite ? ?' the Spanish f?ne? in Germany, as also in Austria, princes of the blood only receive a commission In the army on attaining their tenth birthday! The practice of conferring colonel? cies on women is restricted entirely to those who belong to the reigning houses of Europe, and dates from the middle of the nineteenth ceriturv. when KJng Frederick William IV. of Prus? sia appointed hli sister, the wblow of ?Czar Nicholas I. of Russia, to be Imn orar'y colonel of the sixth Cuirassier regiment of Prussia, which her htis : hand had commanded until his death. In IS??. King William of Prussia, grandfather of the present Kaiser, be ! stowed the colonelcy of the Fourth Grenadier Guards upon Vs consort. Queen (afterwards Kin press) Augusta; fie colonelcy of the Second (luaril Hits. I sars upon his English ?)? tighter-In : law. Die crownprlncess, (afterwards Empress Frederick) and the command 'of the Third Grenadier Guards, upon the widow of his predecessor. Queen I Dowager Elizabeth. I The custom was followed by the i court of Russia, and now both Gar* ' man and Russian colonelcies are held 1 by a number of native and foreign prin? cesses, both the Queen of the Nether? lands anil her mother being Prussian colonels; while the Duchess of Con naught, wife of the new Oovernor Oeneral of Canada, is colonol of the Sixty-fourth Regiment of Prussian In? fantry, formerly commanded by her father, Field Marshal Prince Frederick Charles Of Prussia, the captor of Metz Queen Mary, also. Is the possessor ot a Herman colonelcy, namely, (hat of the Fifth Regiment of Prussian Hus? sars. Curiously enough. Queen Alexandra never received any militnry distinction, cllher from her nephew, the German Emperor, or yet from her ibrother-ln hw. the Jate" Emperor Alexander 111., of Russia, who was greatly attached to her. This Ig all the more strange, since Queen Victoria commanded the First Regiment of Prussian Dragoons of the Cunrd. There is hut one royal lady who holds any command In o Kuropean navy, namely, the Queen of Greece, who Is the only she-admiral In existence, hav? ing 'been appointed to that rank in the Muscovite navy by the late Czar Alex? ander III., in recognition of her kind? ness to Russian sailors aA Athens, and also In memory of (ha, services which her father, the >late Ciiand Duke Con? stantino Nlcholalovltch. rendered to the Russian navy. (Copyright. 1M1, by the Rrentwoo4 Company.) !-j ?,??,.. , .n Become a Depositor with the. . National State and City Bank Your money will be kept in absolut? sreurity. Payment by check provides indisput? able receipts in the form of your returned cancelled checks. We offer the services of a strong, sound hank to the small as well as the large de? positor. National State and City Bank RICHMOND, VA. Wm. H. Palmer, President. John S. Ellott, Vlce-Presldern*. Wm. M. Hill, VIce-Presldent. J. W. Sloton, Vlcc-Prcsldent. Jaltan H. IUU, Caohier.