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MONDAY. OCTOUKK 16. 1S11.
THE WOMEN WIN IN CALIFORNIA.
Woman suffrage has triumphed In
California. "Praise God," as one of
the moEt active of the workers tele?
graphed to Dr. Anna Shaw. This makes
the sixth State that has declared for
equal rights for v'.ie- women. Sau
Francisco gave a large majority |
against the constitutional amendment)
but the country districts saved the .
day and saved the State to a larger ,
and better and cleaner political life.
The Chicago Tribune, which is not
given to hysterics, except in campaign
years, says that "the action of Call- |
fomia- will do more to help on the j
e<ju&! suffrage movement than that of |
any of the States which have preceded i
it." It is by far the most populous
of the six suffrage States, and in the I
deliberate judgment of the men who
voted to give the suffrage- to the wo- |
men. the best interests of the State
Wlij be served by this change in their
political status. We have no fear that
the women will fall to prove their fit?
ness for the responsibility placed i
upon them by men of th,e State. Do j
?their worst ,and it would be better |
than the men have done with their j
chances. Te shall expect better gov?
ernment in San Francisco; It could
hot be worse than the men have given |
that great city. The day of the Abe
Ruefs who have made San Francisco '
immortal for Its infamies will end i
when the women of that city go to thai
polls, and the ward heelers will hcclj
no more.
Great care should be taken now In j
defining the qualifications of voters.
The mere fact that a woman Is a wo?
man should not entitle her to vote.
The fact that she has been regarded
by the men of the State as fit for citi?
zenship is not enough. Tt should ho
required now that she shall establish
her fitness to vote; hut the qualifica?
tions required of her should also be
required of the men. Pimply because
? man Is a man, he should not be al?
lowed to vote Hundreds of thousands
of them are not fit for the suffrage,
end this would be a good time for the
Californians to establish new and
harder tests for all voters, so that In
that State at least there shall be an
educated --itizenship, without which
the welfare of no State can he" secure.
SUNDAY AMONG T1IF. BAPTISTS.
Yesterday morning the Second Bap?
tist Church was fairly throbbing with
religious fervor. It Is so every Sun?
day morning. Seven hundred men.
women and children were there in at?
tendance upon the Sunday School ex?
ercises. After the devotional services
In the mai.^ .-assembly room down?
stairs, the-.' dMfercnt classes went to
their separate quarters and for the
space of more than an hour teacher?
end pupils were engaged in the study
of the lesson of the day or In spe?
cial instruction upon some topic of
religious moment.
In one room William BUyson was
teaching a class of sixty women; In
another little bits of children were
getting their ftr.n impressions of what
the Christian family is and how happy
the children should be that the king?
dom of heaven is of such as they; In
another room children of a little larger
growth, sitting about their own round
tables, heard from their teachers the
atory of how noble it Is to be good;
in another room Douglas Freeman was
expounding one of the most beautiful
and comforting of the Psalms of David
to an attentive class of young men,
and in the main audience room up?
stairs, Dr. John Calylh Me teal f ,,f
Richmond College, was speakin? to a
class of one hundred and twenty-nine
full grown men ahuut the return of
the Israelites from the Babylonian
Captivity?a most instructive and ap?
pealing address upon the verily of the
religious life, the human necessity of
the Church, the divine command for
Its establishment, and Its influence
upon the life of the people ji: , ...
of the rooms wheie the cl!?S{H met
there were maps of Palestint and olt -
grama to illustrate the studios of the
pupils, all the modern equipment, ai
perfect as the equipment of the best
day school?, for sound teaching and
trcader thinking uyon the most essen
tlal of all the ptudles that can engage"
*he mlr.d of man. After the classes
were dismissed there was a gathering
together Of all the tribes in the main
Assembly room downstairs, where, un?
der the direction of Superintendent
Crump, with songs of praise and fer?
vent prayers, this particular work of
the day was concluded.
it was a most Impressive sig-'.t.
Thing! have oranged .wonderfully in
Sunday School work since, the long
ego. Bible study has now been re?
duced to u science. It Is a Rood deal
more now than Recitations In the eato
fthfsm, und tu?; baal Sunday School
Scholar is not the boy or girl or man
or woman who is letter perfect in the
answers to the quostions In tho book,
but tho scholar who knows most about
the history, the life, the thought, the
purpose of tho men who first taught
t?te world that there Is another and
eternal existence beyond; that this It
but ehe outer court to tho heavenly
country upon which the hopes of hu?
manity must bo fixed.
THE SOFT PEDAL IN NEW YORK.
Colonel R. M. Johnston, tho owner
of the Houston Post and member of
the Democratic National Committee
from Texas, has been on a visit to
New York City. He stopped In Wash?
ington on his way back to tho land
of mesquite and onions, and is re?
ported to have said to a newspaper,
man; |
"From my persona! observations, and
I am Just front New York, Harmon is
most likely to get the Democratic
nomination. Wilson appears to be
taking up all the fads that are out.
I am' convinced that Hearst will not
support Champ Clark, In spite of say- 1
Ings and Indications to the contrary.
Hearst wants the nomination himself,
and William J. Bryan wants the nomi?
nation himself."
This is Interesting If riot conclusive;
but we would say that important as
New York will be to the Democratic
party in the election. New York is
hardly the place we should visit for
the purpose of studying the. probable
course of American politics. Harmon
has not been saying n great deal, but'
he can carry his own State against
any candidate the Republicans could
nominate, which would count forty-six'
votps In the contest, counting both
ways, and no other Democrat who libs ;
beer, talked about for President could:
do anything l'ke that. Harmon Is con- |
servatlve, but at the same time pro?
gressive enough to suit the demands
of reason. We agree with the Chat-'
tanooga Times that the attitude ofi
New, York "should be persuasive rather
theft] compelling."
A GREAT CHANCE FOR RICHMOND.
"It seems to us that this is a tine
time to push the Park-to-lJark Boule?
vard. The Kline Motor Car Company ;
will build a large factory opposlto the |
Fair GroundB. and why not let the j
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto- t
mac build a wider and less dangerous
bridge over Its track to take th?J
place of the now nnrrow und danger?
ous one on Hermitage Road? Remem?
ber the 100-foot right of way is al?
ready owned by the county and city,
and let's have a beautiful Park
to-Park Boulevard paralleling the Fair
Grounds. Let us work up sentiment
enough to get the Boulevard bulit.
The Bryans guve the Bryan Park. The |
city owns it now and Byrd Park and the
city owns the Fair Grounds. The Bou?
levard would pass the Soldiers' Home
and the Hill Monument, and would be
the widest length of road In the South.
It would he great to have It. It
would ho the best advertisement the
city could have, und let's get together
and have it built"
So writes Mr. O. H. Punsten, one
of the most "enterprising and progres-l
i Rive "men In this community. He is)
I right. The Park-to-Park Boulevard j
I should bo built, and It should be built,
j now. Richmond Is a great city, nnd
it is growing greater every day. It
should be made a beautiful City?it is
beautiful now; but there are many
ways In which Its beauty could be en?
hanced, and no surer way than by tho
building of the Park-to-Park Boule?
vard, built wide as Monument Avenue,
wiVif grass plots In the centre and lined
i with shade trees from end to end
which would grow in a few years into
magnificent avenues that would sur?
pass In beauty the far-famed palm
groves of California and Florida, and
[make this Boulevard the site of ele-j
j gant villas and palatial homes?the
finest thing in the country. Build the
j Park-to-Park Boulevard, and build it
! now. There never was such a chance
to make Richmond what ;t ought to
j he. tne' most beautiful city in the
world.
ANOTIIEIt BRYAN MISTAKE.
"Mr. Bryan lias been very much an- ]
hoyed by the reports sent out from'
time to time in regiard to hL winter I
home on the Rio Grande. First he j
; w;is called upon to deny the rumors
' that he Intended to move to Texas.
: Now lie Is accused of deriving a large
t income from the land and of con?
templating expensive improvements.
The fftcts are that he does not culti
vate any land there himself. His land
is rented, pjirt for cash and part on'
the shares Returns for the tlrst year'
I are not yet In. He is testing the land
\ to see what It will produce, and will
j build a modest winter home there three
lor lour' years hence If experiments
j prove satisfactory."
"So says The Commoner In Its last'
i number. But why did Mr. Bryan buy a'
; farm or anything else In Texas? Why;
didn't he ronie to Virginia or go to
North Carolins? Of course, lie might
'.naturally have expected to be annoyed,
'if he went to Texas, and, of course, he i
ought not to have taken up land for'
i experimental purposes on the Rio1
. Grande when ho could have found
a plenty of lund on the Rio .lames or S
the Rio Catnwba tiv-.t has already
j proved its fitness for growing any sort
J of crop be might wish to raise except!
in crop of caln. We are glad that he!
,is testing the land on the Rio Grande'
before wa .ting any money in building'
la modest winter home down there.
, What he ought to do la to go fishing
j for suckers und when he catches one
j to get out us easiiy as he got In. j
A WEST VIRGINIA VIEW.
What the altitude of Wes: vir
utr,t3~srs-Nio the settlement of the Vir?
ginia t>ebt? Lately tho Democratic
press has been making an effort in
Went Virginia to ascertain the policy
.,: iii Glusscoek administration in this
matter. This attempt has met with
little success but some of the Re?
publican Organa have taken tin. posi?
tion that West Virginia "should do
nothing which might be construed Itito
j an admission lhai we owe sonn? part
of the ante-bellum debi of the Mother
I State."
The t;iat.- Journal snya ihnt the
.stau- of West Virftlnja haa "very prop?
erly" taken tlie position that now it
has "notlilniiT further to ofltr." This
roper noes on to say that "the beat
thing thlB State (Wost Virginia) can
?o is to tight shy of tho whole bus?
iness." This course is not approved
by tho Wheeling Register, which says:
"If these orguns are tho mouthpieces
of tho administration, it seoms that
our polloy Is to bid defiance to the
Supreme Court and to tell Virginia to
go aheud and 'do her durndost.' That
may be all right if we can get away
with It and avoid payment, but can
wo? Isn't it a fact that it <ls Just that
disposition which hus placed us whore
wo are to-day? Isn't It true that we
could have effected a settlement with
Virginia for a sum infinitesimal in
comparison with tho amount wo will
probably be called upon to pay? Isn't
It true that our $150,000 defense has
not won a single point for us? Are
we going to improve our standing with
tho highest Judicial tribunal in the
hind by Ignoring Iis suggestions? In
short, Is there any possibility that we
will pay less when we ultimately do
pay, if we pursue our present policy
of disrespect for the court and dell
ance of Virginia?
"The Register Is so far from con?
vinced that West Virginia is undor
any moral obligation to pay a single
cent of the debt of Virginia, that ft
would gladly support any plan to re?
lieve the people of the heavy burden
of taxation which a Supreme Court
judgment in accordance with the !
opinion thnt body has rendered would
impose upon them; but it confesses to
a feeling which Is more than a suspi?
cion that if we follow the course
mapped out by administration news
papers we will finally have to choose
between paying the full amount tho j
certificate holders now demand, nnd
repudiation of the debt.".
That is the sensible and the right
view to take. Delay can be costly
only to West Virginia.
THE RICHMOND RIDDLE.
In answer to our question, "What
Is the most Interesting place In Rich?
mond?" the Virglnlan-Pllot ventures
some serious and some Jocose observa?
tions.
Seriously speaking, our Norfolk con?
temporary chooses Hollywood Ceme?
tery and the Confederate Museum, but
is "not sure that a majority of Rich
monders agree with this choice." Our
contemporary thinks that few of our
citizens go to the cemetery unless
they have to. which Is rebutted by the
fact that hundreds pass through It on
week days and as many on Sundays,
the only time that the citizens of
Richmond, who have work to do. can
visit It. The Virglnlan-Pllot further
observes thnt it has never met at the
Confederate Museum any but pilgrims
from other States. While many Vir?
ginians nnd Richmonders visit It,
doubtless there are very many people j
who ought to visit It who do not. i
Tne Capitol, besides the Library, "rich
In literary treasures, Is replete with,
historic relics," but is visited by few, ',
says our contemporary, adding that|
the grounds arc more popular, and
saying that the benches there rather j
than the noble statuary attract,;
which we think wrong. Those who'
sit on the benches cannot help gazing
on the memorials of a great past and
meditating upon Its lessons.
"Where do the people of Riehmoi/1
most resort in their leisure moments?
We pause for a reply from the Del?
phian oracle Itself." Not that we
would assume the oracular role, but
that we would say that our citizens
most resort in their leisure moments
to the best resort of all?home. It Is
there that our people grow In culture
nnd In knowledge, improving each va?
cant hour, and now and then reflecting
upon tne fearful corruption which has
seized other cities and throttled their
progress.
A MAN'S ?EST WORK AFTER O."..
Dr. Guy Potter Benfon, lately in?
augurated president of the University
of Vermont, lately said that a man
could do his best work after he was
sixty-live years old. Many men
prominent in American life wno have
passed this age have been Interviewed
on the subject, and In general they
agree with the Vermont scholar.
John Bige'.ow Is active mentally and
physically at 93. James Burr Angell.
president emeritus of the University
of Michigan, Is S3, and. like Mr. Bige
low, has lately mude a trip to Europe.
Senator Chauncey Depew is 77. These
are some who support the contention
of Dr. Bcnton.
The legal profession of this nation
finds in the United States Supreme
Court some examples of old men who
are mentally vigorous. Of the nine
Judges of that Court as lately consti?
tuted, four were past 65. Chief Justice
White will be 66 in November; Justice
Harlan was 7S; Justice Holmes is 70;
Justice McKenna Is 6S, and Justice
I.urton Is 07. Justice Hughes, the
youngest member. Is 19.
Th< Chicago Record-Herald thinks
that "In the professions and in busi?
ness age seems to be an advantage,
provided one keeps In good health and
young in spirit." It means breadth,
experience and wisdom. For "purely
creative, original work," our contem?
porary thinks that tho Osier limit of
40 holds, though there are noteworthy
examples to the contrary.
A jr.ST JUD?E.J
Judges perform their duties, die, and
in a majority of cases, are remember?
ed by but the few. Here and there
loom up Judges whose memory Is un?
fading whose good works are recalled,
Sucli an one was tho late Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of Colorado, to
ijii the Denver News pays this re
mnrkablo tribute!
"Chief Jub?ci n-.Wrt \\. Steele died
one. ay,? this day. DeatA, to - the
unworthy, is extinction, but for those
01 splendid lives there .is an imrnor
tallts of remembrance as we!) as soul.
As long as mountains point to the
heights?lit simile for one who stood
bo strong and high?Judg.. Steele will
live In the hearts of the plain people
thai he loved and by whom he wasj
loved Tli.re Is a greatness of lhe|
mind, and there in u greatness limit
?...?'is on ambition, but more glorious]
id eternal (bun,these Is the greatness]
that proceeds from the passion for'
Justice, the tendernesses of fraternity
I and Infinite, comprehension of human
rights and human need < No less than
Abraham Lincoln. Robert W. 8teele
waa tho perfect Demoorat, and no less
than Lincoln he had the ever-spring?
ing courage which Ood so providently
stores In the souls of those who strive
for humanity. He entered his Judi?
cial career as a minority of one?he
ended It ns a majority of one. Against
every pitfall and perauaston, against
malice and machination, tho approach
of friend and threat of enemy, he
stood true?true to th6 people and true
to the Creator who intended equality
of justice and opportunity. May his
memory over remnln as a standard
and an Inspiration.'*
It la good to read this In these days
when one hears so much about the
misfeasance of Judges and tho need of
their recall. Yet there were doubtless
times In the career of this man when
ho might have been unseated had the
recall obtained.
WATERMELON SEED INDUSTRY.
The following extract from a Kan?
sas City dispatch to tho Philadelphia
Press should be of general interest:
While Kansus Cltyans are paying 40
cents apiece for watermelons the peo?
ple of Liberal. Kan., are crushing and
throwing away millions of luscious
ripe watermelons.
John L. Boles owns a farm seven
miles from Liberal. Ho has been grow?
ing watermelons for tho seeds since
1889. and has become wealth*/. When
he began. In 1SS9. no machinery for
extracting the seeds had ;been Invent?
ed. In thoso days he used to cut ench
watermelon In half, scrape the pulp
Into n barrel, leuve It to ferment a
few days, and then ball out the seeds
and wash and dry them.
Now there Is a watermelon thresh?
ing machine that chews up thousands
of watermelons a day. It consists uf
two large drums studded with spikes
like the drum of a threshing machine.
The two drums roll toward each other
and are ono and one-half Inches apart.
The ripe watermolons are fed Into tho
space between the drums, which re?
volve slowly. This crushes them, and
the masB goes Into a hollow drum
three and one-half feet In diameter
and ten feet long. Thl3 drum revolves
on a slant. It is covered with half
Inch wire netting, and as the crushed
melons pass through it the seeds drop
through and the pulp and rind g? out
at the lower end.
The seeds are washed In a box six
feet long and two feet wide and
eighteen Inches deep. It has holes
bored in the bottom, through which
the water leaks, leaving the cleansed
seeds behind. These are spread upon
racks and dried. When dry they are
put In sacks, each weighing sixty to
ninety pounds. The melon seeds go
to seed dealers of the East, who pay
12 1-2 cents a pound for them. An
acre of watermelon* will produce from
15ti to 200 pounds of seed.
Mr. Boles shipped 40.000 pound? of
watermelon seed from Liberal In one
year. He has 300 acres in water?
melons this year.
The principal kinds grown around
Liberal are Kleckley's Sweet, a big
green melon with a thin rind: Georgia
Rattlesnakes, a btft striped melon.
Some muakmelons are raised near
Liberal for the seed, but the jack
rabbits nibble the vines and make It
dililcult to raise them.
Al Farmer was the original water?
melon seed man near Liberal. He
had sold melon seed in the Bast, and
when he came to Southwest Kansas
and saw Its sandy soil, with a dry, sun?
shiny climate, he tried it there, and
succeeded.
This seems to be a most profitable
Industry, and the story may prove of
suggestive value in Virginia.
One of the most eminent of the Bap?
tist ministers In Richmond, and a man
who does not pay Idle compliments,
said on Saturday, after a visit to the
State Fair: "It is tho cleanest and
best show I have ever seen, and a
great credit to those who aro respon?
sible for its most excellent organiza?
tion and management."
-~
One of the funniest things that has
been said in Richmond lately was;
overheard the other day in West:
Franklin Street. Two colored women!
wx-re talking. One of them said: "I
wouldn't go to North Carolina." "Why
wouldn't you go to North Carolina?"1
asked the other; and this surprising,
answer came to the question: "I
wouldn't go to North Carolina because,
North Carolina is so close to South
Carolina.
"Bathhouse John" Coughlin. wb,0
made the first ward of Chicago fa-j
mous. was lured into the Chicago Art j
Institute the other day, and he made'
some interesting recommendations as
to what he saw. "They better take
that lady over there without the arms
to the emergency hospital quick," he
suggested. He also advised some'
clothing for the woman in "The Bath," |
and the Venus dc Medici. "Has the
place never been pinched?" asked
Bathhouse John.
Commenting on the stutement of the
New Orleans Item that Harmon is "too
old," Wilson "too now" and Champ
Clark is just right for the Democratic
Presidential nomination, tho Greens?
boro Record remarks: "And yet It
may be that neither of the three men?
tioned will be nominated, though it
is a safe bet that one of them may i
land the plum. One thing can be said
albout it?the country will bo safe
with either." Not "either," contem?
porary; but with "any." Think of J
What we- hive had In the White House
al times since this Government was!
founded, and there is really nut much
danger whichever of tho three dls-j
tlngulshed statesmen named shall bei
chosen. What wp ought to do Is to j
watch with greater care the men who
are sent to the House and Senate.
Editor D. T. Kennedy, of the Lun
enburg Tribune, the best paper In
Lunenburg County, one of the very
best of our count) exchanges, was
another Fair visitor. Incidentally, iie
saw the Vellowjackets sting the Spi?
dern with much Interest, as he once
carried trie pigskin for V. P. I. in lue
gooil old days. His paper in general
tone und make-up and In matter Is a
first-class publication.
The VVesJ Point Weekly News show-,
od its progresplyeiiess and enterprise
last week In having at the State Fair
the only county newspaper booth, it
served to call wide attention to iie,
advantages of Want Point and Ita bln
torland. It Is reported that as a re?
sult of this Dno advertlooment many
home-seekers will seok the up-to
dato llttlo city on the York. Tho
News is a mighty good paper, by the
way, and has Improved very much in
tho last few months.
It must be admitted that, with some
limitations. the Mrglnlan-Pilot Is
right in saying that in Tidewater and
the Southslde the art of cooking fried
chicken has reached its highest and
most artistic development, However,
the fried chicken which is to be ob?
tained ut -Massivs Mill Is the superior
delicacy, the fowl having roamed
among Heids of waving mint and
been nurtured upon the best apples in
the land. What Is hotter than a Mas
sles Mill fried chicken apple-fed at
night end served with fried apples at
nreakfast, au jas brun?
That was a glorious victory Virginia
won ovor North Carolina Saturday
when the V. M. I. eleven conquered the
A. & M. College of North Carolina. The
Tarheels wore big and heavy, but the
determined grit and gameness of tho
Virginians prevailed, und the .brilliant
?headwork of a Richmond quarterback
turned the trick. Tho North Caro?
linians have been tlrst at Bethel,
furthest at Gettysburg and last at Ap
pomattox, but not tlrst at Lexington
lust Saturday.
Old Joe Cannon made a speech at a
home-coming celebration In Newman.
Illinois. Friday night?though why
anybody should care to go back to
that place we cannot Imagine?In
which he denounced the recall, and
Sam Gonipers. Of the latter, he said:
"Just hang a pair of his old breeches,
over a baluster In the House or evon
the Senate, and you would be sur?
prised at the number of lawmakers
running for the cloak-rooms or else
voting a* Gompers desires." Of the re?
call, air. Cannon said: "You woulJ
have even more cowards In public life
lhan you have now" But the former
Speaker did not explain that b?tn
the recall and Gompers are the natural
progency of the miserable old party
r.tr which Mr. Cannon stands.
"All the girls arc ready for more I
Boosters," says a charming little thing
wilting to a handsome mlddle-agai
man who was one of the special at?
tractions of the Richmond parly cn
their ever famous visit to High Point,
which shows that the expedition was
not altogether In vain. Don't you hear
the wedding I bells In the air?
The Bathtub Trust must dissolve.
I'ho billed States Circuit Court in
Baltimore, has spoken. But there Is
i oth'.ng we can lmaglno that wO'iH
be of really less Interest to the people
"t Savannah. Cheaper bath tubs with?
out good w.ater wilt not make much
difference In the habits of the folks
who live cn the banks of the tawny
Savannah.
I Voice of the People
A President for Wushlnifton and Lee.
To the editor of The Times-Dispatch: ,
Sir.?1 read with unusual Interest
your editorial of October 13, entitled
"The Colonel Wouldn't Do," culled
forth by a suggestion from Mr. Griffith
Maury, of Si. :.???.;:.<, that Mr. Boose-1
veil would be a suitable president for,
Washington and Lee University to sue-'
feed Dr. George H. Denny, resigned.
i ugree with you that Mr. Roosevelt i
is not the man to head this Institution.'
although he would probably secure a
much larger endowment than the in-!
stltution possesses at present, and' -it
tract many students as well. "What- is
needed In the olllce of President of
Washington and Dee Is n man of high
character, of broad vision, of the best
executive talents, of wide ucquaint-j
ance, a 'mixer,' a gentlemun, a]
scholar, a man In full sympathy with
the history and the traditions of the
Institution, a man who could make
men of large means feel that It is a
privilege lo give for the support and
development of this great seat of pure
learning."
I suppose that the board of trustees:
of the institution will convene shortly
for the purpose of electing a succes?
sor to President Denny. They should
consider well and choose an able man,
a Southerner if possible, a worthy suc?
cessor of Robert B, Lee, G. \V, Custls
Lee. William Lyne Wilson and George
H. Denny.
Washington and Lee has an enviable
reputation among the universities of
the Country in Vaving interwoven in
its history the name and fame of Vir?
ginia's two greatest sons. With a
glorious past and a progressive yet
scholarly man nt the head, the future
of the university is assured. The
students will come from far nnd near;
the endowment will increase, and a,
larger university will 111! a larger mis-1
sion In the South and the country.
GEORGE CARRINOTON MOSELEY.
Richmond. October 13.
??vi on ii tain Top," Overlooking Hock |
Fish Gap.
"Here," said the Master-Bullder, "where j
we stand
Are the foundations; " and on every j
hand.
Securely hidden from the curious eye,
Wires and tubing underneath them lie?
Hygela's priests have celebrated hero
Her secret rites, that undetlled and
clear I
The Towers of Arago shall lightly rise
Ivory and pearl against the sapphire
skies.
All round about their bases there will
run
Fair galleries that a Tunisian sun
.Might gild with glory, but our Moun?
tain Moon I
Will till i/ith mystery; and when the,
noon
Dreams into night and the long'
shadows fall
Of marble, columns, you will hear the!
call
Of mockingbird, not alien nightingale.
AnS think it all the sweeter."
O'er the. vale
Sheer leagues below, the Evening hung|
her mist
Of soft enchantment blue and amethyst.
The niuglc carpets of the fertile, land
Glimmered afar like faery Samarcand,
Or Jeweled squares before the tents
outspread
Of Pamir sheiks, in yellow, green and
red.
The little mountain village far below
Dike Meshed lifted minarets of snow.
While like tin ocean rising crest on
crest
The monntnins billowed to the Tyrian
west.
Frnm the dim meadows one sweet
distant bell
Sounded an Angelus upon the air's
bright swell?
So near tire ramparts of high heaven ii
i ' seemed
"That lingering seraphs listened there,
und dreamed.
C M. GIRARDEA?.
I Norfolk.
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'Begets Health'
Makes it possible to
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sia, indigestion ond
kidney troubles.
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Datly Queries and Answers
Min? Johuston'a Birthplace.
Will you state whore Hiss Mary
Johnston, the Richmond writer, was
born? READER.
Buohanan, Va
Confcderate Stnmp".
I havo twenty-ilvo Confederate poat
ago stamps. Jeff. Davla 10c, and also
six 6-cont I wish yon would lot mo
know througih your paper if they are
of any value, and hew much.
OLD VET.
"Wo do not answer queries as to the
value of stamps. Send us self-ad?
dressed postal for name of dealer in
old stamps.
Hawaii,
How should Hawaii be pronounced?
SCHOOL BOV.
As if written ha-wl-e, with the sound
of a as in arm. that of 1 as in Ice and
that of e as In eve.
Elect rtcltr.
Name all the uses to which elec?
tricity can be put.
* ELECTRICIAN.
There are so many uses to which
electricity is applied and to which it
can be applied that this department
has not the space to enumerate them.
Ono au?hor has Issued seven volumes
of tOO pages each, In which he treats
of electricity, its uses and possible
uses.
Copyright.
What is meant by "copyright"?
A. S. P.
The right of an author or his Q?
slgnee, under statute, to print and
publish his literary or artlptlc work,
exclusive of all otr.sr persons. This
right may be had in maps, charts, pic?
tures, plays and musical compositions,
as well as In books.
V. H. Received Mo Payment.
Did the Cuban government pay the
United State? anything for Its Ser?
vice? In the Island after the Spanish
War? M. H. J.
No. The United States received no
money compensation for Its Interven?
tion in Cuba and In the establishment
of t<he Cuban government. It did. how?
ever, receive valuable ooncestdons as,
I to coaling stations and controls the
greater part of the commerce of the
country.
BITTER QUARREL AT
LAST COMES TO END
BY LA MARftttbE DB FOXTEXOY.
THOUSANDS of Macdonalds making
their home on this aide of the
Atlantic will be deeply interest?
ed to learn that the bitter quarrel,
which dates from tho year HOO. regard?
ing the chieftainship of their historic
clan, has at length, after all these COu
years of feud, been satisfactorily set?
tled. There have always been three
candidates for the chieftainship, each
showing an equally unbroken line of
pedigree, namely, the Macdonald of
Cianrunnld. Mucdouald of Sleat. and
Mucdonald of Glengarry. It has been
found Impossible to settle the dispute
by the election of one of the three as
chieftain, because to do so would have
necessitated the obtaining of the votes
of the entire clan, which Is scattered
far nnd wide over the civilized and un?
civilized world. So Mucdonuld of
Glengarry has agreed with Macdonald
of Cianranald. with the concurrence of
Macdonald of Sleat, that the clan Is
10 have three heads, like the giant that
Jack killed. If any two of the heads
should happen to meet, or even the
three, and the question of precedence
arises, a settlement is to be effected by
the spinning of a coin; a method which
may be commended to President Taft
as the most equitable way of disposing
of the troublesome disputes on the sub?
ject of precedence that are constancy
cropping up and being referred to him
for decision at Washington.
Many will fall to recognize under the
name of "Princess Joseph Lubomlrskl,'
whose death has Just taken place at
the Crafeau de la Grave, In the De?
partment of the Glronde, the widow
of that Due Decazes, who fur a num?
ber of years was Minister of Foreign
Affairs In France, during all of wnich
time, as also during his tenure of the
post of French ambassador in Lon?
don, she did the honors for him In a
particularly gracious and brilliant
manner. She was a Viennese by birth,
daughter of old General von Ix>e
wentiial, of the Austrian army, und hud
Inherited from her mother, who was
famous as one of the shrewdest politi?
cal Intriguantes of Europe, cons'/Ier
able Intuition and tact, In everything
relating to diplomacy and statecraft.
Her only sister Is the wife of that Mur
quls Ludovlc de Bcauvotr who spent
a considerable time In this country, es?
pecially In New York. In connection
wlrh certain mining concessions grunt?
ed to him by the Czar, and who was
confidential secretary and grand mus?
ter of the household of the late Comte
do Paris, up to the time of the latter's;
death.
The princess leaves two . children,
both by her first marriage, namely, a
daughter, married to the Count de Sar
delys, and her only son, the present,
Due Decazes, widower of Isabella Sln-i
ger, who was one of the daughters and
heiresses of old Isaac Singer, of sew-1
Ing machine fame.
Why tho Duchesse Decazes, who be-|
sides being Duchess of Decazes in!
France, was also Duchess of Gluck
blerg, In the peerage of Denmark, as
well as widow of a statesman of in-j
ternatlonal renown, should have wish?
ed to marry Joseph Lubomlrskl, In her
sixty-second year, can only be ex-'
plained on the ground that, In spit-;
of the prince's enormous girth und his
vuricose-velned leg, which had to be
amputated a short time after the mar?
riage, he was quite as witty nnd us
amusing as herself, and waF. more?
over, a "F?rst," or prince, of the Holy
Itomnn or old German Empire, a dig?
nity dating from the end of the seven?
teenth century, and which possessed n
great value to a native Austrian like
herself. Moreover, Lubomlrskl had In?
herited great wealth especially from
his first wife, whereas the Duchesse
Decazes had been left In very strait?
ened circumstances by her first hus?
band.
Lubomlrskl was so fat. that ho used
to be known in Paris, even in his
younger days, when he Wae, u favorite
at the court of the Tutleries, by the
nickname of "Boule de Sulf," (Bowl ot
Suet), under which he won much dis?
tinction by the Invention of a new fig-''
tire, known as the "Pas de Coret," in
the dance which was then the feature
at tho Jardln Mabllle. as it was subse?
quently of the Moulin Rouge. The
prince in 1877, having completely ex?
hausted two large fortunes which he
had Inherited from his Russian-Polish
relatives, and finding himself in fi?
nancial difficulties, married the. enorm?
ously wealthy widow of M. Boyer, who
had amassed great riches by the manu?
facture of a so-callod "Euu des Car
mes." A story used to be. current to
the effect that the prince on the morn?
ing of his wedding day, was delayed In
getting to church by a Hulssler effect?
ing an-entrance to his room bofore he
had risen from his bed and seizing
then nnd there, In behulf of Iiis credi?
tors, the evening dress suit which lu
was about to don for tho marriage
ceremony. The prince was In despair.
Rut at laut he whs rescued from his
predicament by the concierge or Jani?
tor of his house, who advanced t'he
money necessary to release his clothes,
i thus enabling him to reach the church
In time for .the ceremony, though a
trifle late. The prince never forgot
this assistance which ho received from
the concierge, and ever afterwards
Championed the cause of the universal?
ly execrated "plpoleu,"
His Bau des Cannes wife died In 190J,
leaving him all her property, and not
long after his marriage twelve months
later to the widowed Duchosse De
cazes, he Inherited still another for?
tune, from an uncle In Russian Poland.
He died last spring, and his mone,-.
that Is to say, the property which he
Inherited late In life in Russian Poland,
as well as th* lioyer fortune acquired
by means of the manufacture of the
"Kau des Cannes." will now be divided
between the Due Decazea and his sis?
ter, Countess Sardelya,
It will have the effect of sotting the
duke once more on his financial feet,
and will relieve him ox the necessity
of paying any further court to or link?
ing hin name with thai of th.j so-called
Baroness Vaughan, who inherited auch
great wealth from old King Leopold.
For the L?uc Decazes has been render?
ing himself unpleasantly conspicuous
during che last few months, especially
at Alx-lea-B&lqe, as a suitor of the
baroness, and It has been more than
once announced In print that their
marriage wus Impending
Airs. Kdmutid Wlckham. whose pre?
tensions to be a descendant and the
principal heiress of the Byzantine Em?
perors of Constantinople, I described
In these letters a few weeks ago, at the
tame time demonstrating the absurdity
of her claim, Las found a means ol
bringing herself before the public,
both In England and ubroad. in the ca
paelty of an Imperial princess. For
she is furnishing testimonials to the
promoters of patent medicines, who In
printing her enlogia of their wares, at
the same time publish her photograph,
along with an extraordinary coat-of
uruis, surmounted by the species ol
crown familiar to theatregoers as word
by ?arah Bernhardt In "Theodora." attd
subscribed with Mrs Wlckham's sig?
nature !,? "Eugenlei Princess Palacvlo
gus Nlcephorus Comnenus."
Inasmuch as It has been deilnltely
shown that Mrs. Wlckham lias no ves?
tige of a right to adopt any such name
or style. It is a question whether ?no
is not bringing herseli within lite dan?
ger of legal action, either by the pur?
chasers of the patent medicines which
she recoinmendt. If they are dissatis?
fied with the effects of the drugs, or
by the vendors of the latter, for having
misled them us to the value of her tes?
timonial English luw permits people
to adopt any extravagant names or
titles which they may care to assume,
providing they do not use these names
and dignities to Induce credulous per?
sons to give them credit for merchan?
dise or money, which they would not
Otherwise have extended, and the law
also Intervenes when such assumed
names and titles are employed to per?
suade people ;o buy things that prove
unsatisfactory investments.
(Copyright, 1911, by the Brentwood
Company.)
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