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MONDAY, NO\ F.MRF.H 6. 1P1L
UNITED STATES STEEL,
Wall Street saw. In tho last two 1
weeks, u most remarkable fall and t
rise In tho securities of the United '
States Steel Corporation, and the eyes ;
of this country and of Europe are on '
those securities now, watching with ,
interest to see what their course will
be. j
Mr. Wlokersham has been greatly
criticized for saying on Tuesday that
no suit was contemplated against the
steel company, and tbeu, on Thursday.
Illing a suit for the government, tho
Immediate effect of which was to
decrease the value of the steel com?
mon stock from eight to ten points,
while the preferred stock sold off six
or seven points.
The filing of the suit was not an
entire surprise, for after the attitude
of the government towards the to?
bacco and oil trusts had been estab?
lished. H seemed impossible to pre?
vent at least the bringing of a suit
against ihe steel corporation, because.
In Its opinion on the tobacco and 611
eases, the Supremo Court stated that
every trust would be tried on its own
merits.
When the suggestion was first made
that the steel trust would be sued,
It Will be recalled with what vigor
and heat MesBrs. Gary and Morgan
denied tha*. the steel trust had any
intention of dissolving, or was in any
way subject to proper governmental
criticism.
The actual bringing of the suit,
therefore, came like a bolt out of a
cleai s-ky. but even lightning can do
email damage when the lightning rods
are in working order, and the rapidity
with which the steel storks recovered
their loss showed how strong the mar?
ket was and how thoroughly It hed
been liquidated. The stocks fell at
once on the news that suit had been
tiled, and almost as rapidly recovered.
This sudden rebound does not mean,
however, that all the shoals arc pass?
ed, for the steel company's earnings
were lower In tho third quarter of
1011 than at any time since the de?
pression of 1D0S; the cutting of prices
for steel products still continues, und
unless business takes a decided turn
lor the better, there Will be almost an
inevitable falling off In earnings of
iron und bteel makers. Should Oils
be so, and should the government
press its suit, a further falling In the
?prices of steel securities could hardly
be avoided.
The difficulty In reaching any firm
1-aMs for decision in matters of Ulla
>ort Is In determining how much the
value of steel Stocka Is due to the
fact that the company controls 60 per
cent, of the business of this country,
and is In a position to maintain prices,
where Bin altar- competitors could only
make a feeble struggle for existence.
One calculation, which Is based on
the gov nment valuation of the
steel trust's tangible assets at Jl?-,
O00.GGO. shows that steel common
slock Is worth between J40 and $45 per
share. That calculation adds the un?
divided surplus of $139,000,000 to the
amount that ha? been expended for
construction from the beginning of \
the company's 1862,000,660, and gives ,i
total valuation of assets of tl.is.'i,
600.000.
After deducting the bonds and out
Standing* liens- to the preferred stork
there remains $225,060,000, which would
give a value for (560,600,600 of com?
mon stocl: fit from $10 to ?45 ner
of steel in lSio probably represented]
the intrinsic value <,< those securities.
But from 1510 to 1911 the earnings de?
creased from 12.20 to 5,05 for the
common stoek. a falling off pf some
$Sl,o?0,?00. and, apart from any BU|t
for dissolution, the value of sic-i
?itocks at present will depend largely
on tho course of business, in tiie even'
of effective dissolution and re-estab?
lished price wars,
t'tnorallsu
and iron
The pro
ipsed decree in the l?bai er)
treat comfort to thnse who ft el I Hi
:he present owners of the steel cor
^oration will still be in control and
?'III keep undisturbed the "gentlemen's
agreements and Gary dinners' that
have So "steadied" the iron and steel
f>riees in the past.
TO ABOLISH "LOG ROLLING."
Fortunately, there is one moat ad?
mirable feature of tin proposed plan
of municipal government that encoun?
ters no charter or constitutional ob?
stacles. It"* is clearly competent lor
City Council to appropriate a luiujj
turn to cover the demands of the bud?
get, and vest khe commission with th<
duty of disbursing, apportioning am
distributing It in ac< ordance with tin
public needs.
Thus will be got rio of one of th<
?ort', and most mischievous featurci
of the ward 'system of goverrme'n1
that has plagued us for to ,t..:.
-..'??
and done so much to retard puMlc Im?
provement and waste public funds.
In the annual scrambles of the war!
delegations over tho apportionment ot
fund? fur public Improvements, Rich?
mond has resombleu rather an aggre?
gation of greedy. Jealous, Importunate
villages than one great homogeneous
city "I-og rolling" nnd "trading" be?
came practically necessary If any con?
clusion was to be reached, or any good
work was to be accomplished. No mat?
ter how urgent might bo , le need of
some work of pt.bllc improvement In
one ward, or how obviously the city
as a whole wns Interested In Its ex?
ecution, too often it wns the csbo that
the other wards straightway demand?
ed "compensation ' In the shape of ex?
penditures for unnecessary work with?
in their respective bounds. before
their delegations would agreo to sup?
ply funds fnr the work of really ur?
gent general Importance.
The ward system, rather than the
personnel of the delegations, was to
blame for this. The Inhabitants of
the various wards not Infrequently
forgot that they were citizens of one
dtv and entered zealously Into the
scramble. A councilman's popularity In
his ward wns measured rather by his
success In securing large shares of the
public revenues for expenditure, or
waste. In the ward, thnn by any sor
vlCes. however Important, he mignt
have rendered to the city es n whole.
"Men both within and without the
Council have fully realized the vice
and the costliness to the city, both
direct and indirect, of this "log roll?
ing" method of disbursing the public
revenues. While the ward system re?
mained, however, and the distribution
of revenues was directly in the hands
of the ward delegations, there was
practically no remedy.
This feature of the proposed plan,
however, which will vest In the com?
missioner!1, who will represent the city
as a whole, the power to distribute
and apportion the public revenues Tit
accordance With the public needs, and
not In deference to the clamors of the
ward delegations, will work an effec?
tive cure.
I'nder this system the city's reve?
nues can. nnd doubtless will, be judi?
ciously cxpendeo. and the best results
will be nttainc' with the least waste.
\ LIGHT IX THE DARKNESS.
Mere and there In the places where
there Is work' to be done for man?
kind, gentle hands nnd strong souls
are helping and lifting, nerving and
guiding In the service of the Master.
Such a one it describee] in the Frank?
lin TimcH-Pemocrat:
"a tiny mite of a woman In ha'blt
of blaok, save for her white collar.
a face luminous with tenderness, love
ahd sympathy. a voice gentle und i
sweet an<j full of eager enthusiasm.
A heart overflowing with loving
kindness, especially for little children,
the sorrowlns. suffering and needy."
Such Is the picture of Deaconess
Adams, "n modest, consecrated little
woman, w.ho has given her life to the
service of her church nnd humanity.?'
Her field Is In the mining section of
Southwest Virginia, in Wise county,
where she Is "an angel of mercy to
the miners and mountaineers." This
good woman, we are told, has classes
for the little ones, for boys, for moth?
ers, for night students It Is she who
Pinns and makes to grow green and
bright the Christmas tree; her kindly
hand directs the entertainments and
sociables. When the people about her
are sick, she ministers to them; when
they arc in trouble, her soft voice '
comforts; when death or disaster be?
falls, it hi the little deaconess who
sustains and soothes, creating an un?
faltering trust In th? Pilot of men. 1
At all hours of the night she has '
gono far back Into mountain fast- ;
hesscB to be with those in sickness
nnd sorrow. On Sundays she Is the 1
organist as well as the reader of the '
service, and when death comes she ;
rends the burial service. "To all i
classes nnd conditions she Is leader. '
counselor, friend, love,] and revered," I
says the Times-Democrat; adding that i
her? Is "a work which blesses so many
lives r.nd brings happiness through 1
making others happy and better."
Service la sweet to this little min?
ister, whose Ml reward w|]| come only
on that Imperial ?lay when nil shall
stand bet?re Ulm who said of a wo?
man of old, "She hath done what she
could."
TUB LAW'S I.ONC ARM.
The cast of VI to Mlcelll, the New
fork kidnapper, who has Just been
given the limit of imprisonment, fifty
vears, affords nn exceptionally gratify?
ing evidence of the fact that although
the arm of the law may somctlmcM be
?low, rarely "is H that it Is rot long
and sure. Jn this Instance the Viand o*
lustlco rcacheii out by It was ?iso re?
lentless in Us grip. Mlcelll k-jpi Mi
victim, a nine-year-old hoy. Ii tiVoH
confinement for eight weeks, wrung
. blackmail from the parents by iortur-1
iihg their hearts with diabolical thread
1 of what would be the fate ,,f the child
i If his demands were not compiled with,
'and finally turned his llttlo frightfully
j maltreated and cowed Victim adrift on
! tha East Side of the city In a holf
? starred condition
j Cloating over the fruits of hlr, ava?
rice. Mlcelll disappeared to enjoy ti:. m
in security, no he supposed. Tltne
I however, brought n false sense ,,f eon
I fidence that made him bold. Th ,,m
cers of the law got a clue, lie was
? ceaselessly hunted, was caught, and. h,
? ) the natural ordering of the span oil
? j human life, will dio behind prison ', ,.
I unless executive clemency Interferes
l' to reduce his term
5 Tills should not be,'for stich ni Mi
' j cell! arc enemies of socie ty ni ? should
s be caged nnd remain caged Itki rave
?| ing beasts, im 1 as cvamph-s. t,, othen
t1 who may lie possessed of hts .? .,,?
, nlacal traits. Ever)
land will applaud the Judge who "knew
not mercy" In hie Judgment, and will
regret that His Honor did not have
power to sentence Mlcelll to tho cloc
trlc chair. And against such regret
neither the Instinct of compassion nor
the law of humanity can successfully
plead. In tho face of tho Inhuman
character of the crime, tho sordid mo?
tives that Inspired It. and tho agoniz?
ing parental sufferings It entailed.
PRESENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS
ItAII.ROADS.
Tides come and go In legislation. Just
us they rise and fnll In the ocean.
In 1307 tho whole land rang with
assaults on the railroads. Governor
Glenn, of North Carolina, sworo eternal
enmity to soulless corporations and
consigned all railroads to perdition In
olio general indictment. Tho move
seemed popular, and, not to bo outdone.
Governor Swanson, of Virginia, fol- !
lowed a little tardily tho sumo load.
In Texas tha Legislature raged and
raved against the railroads. In Ala- ,
bamn the same spirit was shown, und |
a stranger visiting the United States !
would have thought that the sole dan- j
nor and the solo burden resting on this
country was railroad oppression.
In many ways the ralirouds have been
wrong; their tariffs have not always
been wlae and fair, their special priv?
ileges 10 some have been used to great
disadvantage to others, and the people
bad good grounds for complaint. But
everything goes to excess, and the rail?
road balling of 1906, 1906 and 1001 Is
no exception to the general rule.
Now- the tldo has turned. In 1&0?
forty-one Legislatures passed C0-1 laws
affecting the railroads; in loll forty ;
Lcgislaturos passed only -7? laws >
touching the government of common
carriers, a decrease of 3SS, or 5$ per j
cent.
The Railroad Business Association,
has collected these figures, und from
that compilation we learn that no
railroad laws were enacted In Texas,
Georgia or Delaware, while In twenty
one other States the total of such
measures was kept down to twenty-one. ,
And those twenty-one laws were do- {
signed either to secure reasonable tax- j
utlon or to deliberately encourage rail- j
road building.
Nor do these facts show the full J
change of sentiment. The recently I
elected Governors of Texas, Oklahoma,
Alabama und Iowa went before tho
people on a plutform which conristcd j
largely of a promise to treat corpora
M?ns fairly and to try to develop their
activities and to help In their growth,
and all four Governors were elected. j
Alabama has repealed the statute by
which the charters of foreign corpora?
tions are forfeited If they carry cases
into the I'ederal courts. Oklahoma Is j
trying to wipe out the disgrace and |
fchume which the contemptible llaskell j
brought upon that State, and Texas Is
bidding for railroads us vigorously as !
when that new Invention was tirst laid
before the minds of men.
All these facts spell prosperity for
the South. The cotton crop this year,
will be worth over J7 00.000.eo0. Corn
and tobacco ere creating annually enor?
mous wealth for this section, and the
climate Is something that even the ]
unwisdom of legislators cannot greatly
affect.
All the South needs is to invite indus?
try and deal Justly. This the South Is
doing, and the next decade should wit-1
Hess an even more impressive advance j
In the wealth and prosperity of this i
eectlon than the last ten years hus i
Fhown.
STATE'S EVIDENCE.
"1 must say In Justice to you Vir?
ginians that I found you much more
kind and courteous than the people of
my own State." John Yarbrough. of
Loxboro, N. C. writes that to the
South Boston News, freely, spontan?
eously and of his own will. Nobody
riskeh Im to say It; It came right
irom his heart. He 6ays he had
r.lce time" In South Boston, which was
perfectly natural, tor just to be jh
South Boston Is having "a nice time. ' |
Mr. Yarbrough went to the Raleign
fair by himself, but as his wife cle-k
<i for him three days while he was
there, lie took her to South Boston
Lo see a "sho-huff" fair. He HkeJ the
[dace and he liked the people, and
next ye.it he Is going to send some
of his Duvoc Jersey swine for exhi?
bition at the South Boston fair. To
paraphrase Kipling, tho obi Virginia
reirer tire poet, It is to be hoped thai
ihe truth Mr. Yarbrough has spoken
?a ill not be "twitted by knate-i lo
make a trap for fools." However, we
agree with the South Boston Newa |
heartily when It says. "We do not feel
that we would ever suffer f<r lack of
Courtesy should wo cross the holder line
. ..d touch '.'u !r With our brothers and
Hilters, eil r ti. the grand old North
H?.nto," A ? ray we with the N.'v.a,
'< omc again, ?ext year, North Caro?
lina. Your mother tti ever holding out
a loving band to you." Yes, do. and
tlioy ?<:>:? to Csscb, Va., "Com.! und
POL? t \ m> imi i KNTATES.
There hat been ? remurkablo change
In the attitude of our money princes
toward oiu officers of u,? jaw. In the
P'fl days ? p.i rver seeking a
millionaire in !.;., ),,v,.;iB vf.ry ?<.ieh
in th.. position ..f ., lone man trying
lo enter the harr!? ided castle, of u
baron. The messenger of the law n
few yciu with i ountlea i ob?
stacles; he was treated i: a poacher
"" royal |u< hw, wa? hedged
in and beulen hat k oh?alf sjdeit.
How different now:^ A week or Ho
"BO Subpoena beater bud lo servo
Mr Itoeke.fr.lloi U?, had not trouble
1,1 ""t'Urtllc ;. In Die oil king, who
was a" pleasant to the oillccr
as If he had ben the ProsMonf
Thi astonished limb of the law was
trad- welcome at Mr. Ronkefeller's
u :,< " l lo. und uti his mi of pule
do folg gras and corn broad, while
the millionaire urgod him to have "a
little more of tho turnip greons." Af?
ter dinner tho legal guest was drlvon
over tho estate, and Mr. Rockefeller
told the officer that ho was sorry to
soe him go, though probably ho did
not say he hoped to soe him beck
again somo time.
On all fours with this cose was the
treatment of United States Marshal
Henkol by Andrew Carnegie. The offi?
cer paid a formal call on the Laird
of Sklbo to serve him with n subpoena
j In the suit of tho Govornmont against
I the United States Steel Corporation.
I Mr. Carnegie, says Henkel, was "Just
' us pleasant as could be, and then
: when l handed him tho paper?and
i he read It carefully, too?ho asked me
to sit dow,n." The cunny Scoteh-Amor
Icnn then gave the marshal, without
request, nn autographed picture of
himself, thus Inscribed: "With the
compliments of Andrew Carnegie."
Mr. Cnrnegte asked Henkel to have
"a bowl of porridge" with him, but
tho representative of Sheriff Uncle
Sam had already h?d his "ham and."
Quite a contrast, to be sure, with
tho old days. Who knows but thnt
we may sec the day when Mr. Morgan
will entertain lavishly In honor of
his guest, thodepu'y sheriff, and treat
him with that distinguished consid?
eration ucoorded by a real estate mnn
to a prospective customer? What
does It all mean? Is power beginning
te> respect the police? Hoes it Indi?
cate that the money kings and tho
hank barons have a more wholeaomo
and deferential respect for the law
and its lieutenants? Faith and we do
not know, but It's a grand day for
the police.
It Is all well enough to review battle?
ships, especially when thero are a few
playthings present, like the Utah, that
cost tS,OOP.000 and costs the people of '
thiF country $->02.l'00 a year to keep
going Doubtless President Taft nnd
Secretary Meyer enjoyed the spectacle,
and those who dwell In New York and
run hotels enjoyed It also. But, as
the Cleveland Plain Dealer remarks,
1,000 for a machine that will be
valueless in a decade and that will cost
)8.< 0,000 more to maintain It for that
period seems a lot of money to spend,
when the people of this country tn ru?
ral districts are proctically kfpt In sol?
itary confinement in the winter by rea- i
son of bad roads.
It Is well enough to be prepared for
war, but war may never come, and
peace is here with all Hs burdens and
all Its need for livable conditions.
The people of Richmond therefore
will be doubly glad to welcome Mr.
Taft when he comes to lend the weight i
of his presence and the force of his i
own personality to the cause of better
roads for the United States.
The Index-Appeal's vocabulary is ai
little mixed, although we would never|
be so base as to Insinuate that It has|
any bearing on the fact that tho bot-j
torn step of our contemporary's pas
sageway to the cellar is painted white.
Our Petersburg brother says that Gen-'
era I Daniel Sickles "was blackmailed
B few days ago when he applied, for
[mission to the Loyal Legion,"
meaning that he was black-balled.
Th< !.laek ball, the Index-Appeal will
note, is not something In a tall glass.
A. C. Powell thus announces his can-j
didacy for "J. P." In the Southsldo;
Sentinel:
"Not having yet becomo rich from
the emoluments of the ofllce of Justice
of the Peact in Jamaica district, I
should like to retain the office for an?
other term."
That is a very frank plea, and might
be used with telling effect by some of
tho "Ins," who have spent In their
campaigns more than they will get In
ofllce.
Voice of the People |
Sirs. Murthu Stevens.
To Ihe Editor of The Times-Dispatch; j
Sil In the "Long Roll," the author,
in her very thrilling and accurate de?
scription and narrative of the buttle
of Fredericks.'iirg, pays this very just |
tubule to one who "dui what sho j
could ? for the soldiers of the South: |
?It was stern light at Fredericks
burg, and blue and gray fought it i
Sti rnly and well. At hand for target
for ihe fire on either force wus a smuii
White house, and In this house lived
Mrs, Marths Stevens. She would not
leave before'the buttle, though warn?
ed und warned again to do so. She
said she hud an Idea she could help:
?b, stayed, und wounded men dragged
themselves or Were drugged upon her i
little p?rch and within her doors. Geh- i
oral Cobb, ol Georgia, died there. And ji
wherever man could be in Id there were
stretched the ghastly wounded. Pust
the horn,- shrieked the. shells. Bullets]
Imbedded themselves In Its walls: to
and fro went Martha Steven? doing
what she could, bandaging hurts until
UlQ bandages: g ive out. She tore into I
strips whul clOth there was In the j
little meagre house?her sheets, her
towels, her lablecloths, her poor ward
rr/bc. When all wus gone she lore her
Calico dress. When she saw from the
open dooi ., man who could not drug ,
himself that far, she went to help him
?Ith us little reck ui. may be conceived
if ?hell und minie."
I knew lhl?< woman well. She wus
one or my first clients, she was Il?
literate, uneducated, too free und too
o itapoken In what she said und how
gftld It; bill si,.- wus sincere, loyal
nnd true, and |o-i love and devotion
fpi the Confederate soldiers was llk?
unto Rastern Idolctry. Her humble
home was III the v< ry forefront of the
I,, nl. In Us very centre. Death j ui
Kaled the very ;alr she breathed. She
whs in the mblst of war's most liwful
carnival yet she never faltered or
, tiled during It "'I in her ministra?
tions to the wounded soldiers. She
A . , i ii ibl< he rotne I" thnt great
drums of war. i have heard her tell
III her Simple way, without boast und
ostentation, what she did for the
wounded and suffering soldiers, espc
, i n do i remember with what
pathos she told me how agonized
. In- her ability that she would not
do for them. She w^is their friend and
benefactor to her llfo's end.
She Bleeps now In a lonely grave In
the yard of her old home, whore, at
her own request, she was 'burled. No
monument marks the spot to tell what
sho did for the soldiers of our South?
land or to emphasize hor love for
them. I have determined. If possible,
that her grave shall not longer bo
neglected, and that her memory nnd
tho atory of her heroism and good
deeds shall bo preserved and por
petuatcd; so I have constituted myself
a committee of one to receive sub?
scriptions from all who desire to sub?
scribe, and with this fund, when
I gathered, there shall bo ereoted a
. simple monument to the memory of
i Mrs. Martha Stevens.
I do not think It inappropriate for
i me to say Just ono word about tho
I "Long Holl," and It la this: That in
! no novel, and In no history of tho
great War Between tho States, has
the heroism of tho soldiers of the
South been pictured and portrayed
. with more sterling und striking ac?
curacy than In Miss Johnston's book,
j The privations and deprivations, the
' sacrifices and sufferings of the sol?
diers? wjthout complaint or murmur
? In battlo, bivouac, and on the march?
arc told and treated of In this novel
I as novor before, and for this. If for
I no other reason. Is tho "Long Holl"
! of Inestimable value and of priceless
i worth, and for this the author of that
' book deserves tho thanks of the sur
! vlvlng soldlers who wore the gray,
and as one of them 1 contribute mine.
And let me further add that tho
, daughter of a chivalrous Virginia
gentleman and loyal Confederate sol?
dier, us was her father, whom I know
and greatly admired, can be counted
on as being Incapable of doing tho
. very slightest Injustice to the memory
? of the great nnd good Stonewall .lurk
son. JOHN T. GOOLRlCK.
Fredcrlcksburg.
Criticizes Jones's Confederate Seal
Story. ,
; To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?1, with perhups thousands of
; others, read with Interest the thrilling
i story which appeared In your valuable
paper on Sunday, October -".<. in
Which James II. Jones, tho body ser
.vant of President Duvis, tolls oi his
"biding" the "great seal of the Con?
federate States" and many other things
in connection with the career of Mr.
Davis from the time he was Inaug?
urated as President until his capture
! in Georgia
I There were two things Hbout the
I article that Impressed me very much.
\ One was the charming und attractive
j style in which It was written, and the
other the Inaccurate audvtbsurd Btate
i menti made by the reputed "body ser- ?
; vant'' of President Davis.
1 regard the statements alleged to ,
j have been made by Jones us mlsehlev
I uus and calculated to mislead those
? who are seeking from every source
that which Is true history of Incl
' dents and conditions prevailing during
the eventful period embraced In the
years of 1S61-66.
Much of Jones's narrative Is light
and frivolous, and therefore not likely
lo mislead, certainly ihe thoughtful
and Intelligent reader, and 1 shall
only refer to two or three Incidents,
ho highly colored by the writer as to
contradict true and generally accepted
history.
There Is something very peculiar '
about that mythical "great seal of the ?
Confederate States."
Jones seems to have been not only
tho bodyguurd OV President Davis. ,
but his confidential friend and chief j
adviser.
Is it possible that there was not
amongst the Presidents Cabinet, bluff'
and military guurds one other beside
his carrluge driver valet that His
Excellency could trust with the great
seal of State, which, under no circum?
stances, could he use except by au- |
thorlty of Congress, under the pro?
visions of the Constitution?
It la customary, 1 believe, for tho
Secretary of State to have the custody ;
of the great seal of the government. !
Jones gives a very minute, und
graphic description of this "great
seal." "It was," said he. "made In
England -by order of Mr. Mason and
shipped over, coming by the Fanny, u ;
blockade runner. It was In a besuti- ,
ful rosewood box. all lnluld with ppurl
and Ivory. Just like a pistol case. It j
was made of pllver and some orna
mentations Of gold, and weighed about
ten pounds. Tne face had a figure, of
General Washington on horseback, a '
wreath of corn, wheat, tobacco, cotton
und a Latin motto.
"Shortly after It came." continued !
Jones. "Mr. Davis put it Into my hand j
and said: 'Jones. I want you to hide ,
this and never tell any one where you
put <t.' I- hid It," said he, "and it Is
there to-duy. and no other human
being except myself ever knew or ever
will* know where I put It."
Jones need not have excepted Jii in -
self, for the whole story Is absurd and
unreasonable from start to finish. Why ,
bide the seal?
Then follows tho statement that the i
President intrusted him with $13.000.- !
OOo In gold, with Instructions to take '
it down South.
If that statement be true Mr. Davis
had more conllden-e In Jones than he
had In the Treasurer of the Confed?
erate States.
Thi old man. It seems, hud a vivid
recollection of the evacuation of Rich?
mond. According to Jones's statement,
he was a prominent figure in that ,
whole affair. He claims to have acted
as orderly, adjutant-general, etc.. dtir- i
ing that never to be forgotten duy by 1
those, like this scribe. In that city '
April 2 and 3, IRtif..
Jones states that Dee and Grant
were at Appomattox, and Mr. Davis, as
usual, on the Sabbath, was at church,
"when a message came for him."
"Knowing," said he. "that It was Im?
portant, I hurried lo the churcn with
It."
Jones was evidently, if bis state
merits are true, the biggest man at the
presidential mansion, except, perhsps,
Mi. Davis.
As soon as the President read the
message," said Jones, "ho walked out
of the church, followed by the whole
congregation. That message," said
Jones, "told of the surrender of Gen?
eral Ee?-."
Of course, every Intelligent reader
-of Tiie Tlmea-Dlspatch knows that
tbes'- statements arc absolutely false.
i need not say that General Lee did
not surrender until April 9th at Ap?
pomattox Courthouse, and that the
news was conveyed to the President,
who. with bis Cabinet, was in the city
of Danville, by Captain John S. Wise.
R H. F.EAZLF.Y.
South Boston,
The First Confederate Monument.
(Erected In Hollywood Cemetery,
Richmond, Va., istin. Cone-shnped, of
large rough boulders of Kray granite,
about forty-live feet equuro at base,
and ninety feei in height. Erected by
Ladies' Hollywood Memorial Associa?
tion. I
Where Nature BWeel vigils keep.
it stands 'twlxl river and sky:
Marks the spot where brave men sleep,
Martyrs of a day gone by.
Its base is lirm and rugged.
I.Ike the hosts who followed Leo;
Towers o'er historic- James.
SmOOth-flOWi.llg to the sea.
Each boulder typllles a life.
Enduring, solid, strong.
To stand the shock of hattie.
To guard again: l the wrong.
Dear women of Virginia,
First with your prayers and tears,
First aid on ihn battlofleld,
No thought of self, or fears.
Through the dark and dreadful years
Von waited, and watched, and
woi ked;
Your thoughts for Die cause you loved
With never a duty shirked.
When tlin struggle was over.
Although your sa-.l 'hearts made
moan,
You taught tho world of heroes
l?v vour chronicle In slono.
DECCA LA MAR WEST.
Waco, Texas.
Daily Queries and Answers
About nozcr t'nrinliiK.
Will you please toll ttio who nnd
of what nationality wu the command?
ing ?peral of tho allied forces at the
Wulled City In tho Boxer uprising' of
1901T . A. B. U.
Tho "Walled City" referred to In tho
dispatches was Peking. The allies In
the advance on and the capture of
Peking were the Japanese, under Lleu
tenant-Qencrnl Yamagutohl: Russians,
under Lieutenant-General I.lnevltch;
British? under Llculenant-Gcncral
Gazelee; Americans, under Major-Gen?
eral Chaffeo, und French, under Brlg
udler-General Prey.
It was found that Generul Llnevltch
was senior hy duto of commission, but
In the?nbsence of an agreement be?
tween the home governments, the most
that could be done was to make him I
chairman nnd empower him to call ,
conferences, while each commander re- j
tutned control of his troops In the exc- >
ctttlon of such general plans as might |
be agreed upon.
V. P, I. VS. Yale.
Did V. p. I. football team play Vale
In 1010. and. If so, what was the
score? A. II. W.
They did not play In 11)10.
Election Qtientloim.
Answer the following question, as I
wish to settle the point, anil wish to
know tho same myself, viz:
1. Can a registrar serve us a judge
or clerk (either or both! of an 'lec?
tion? Please look at section C". as
amended by A< ts ID 'S, page and title.
Appointment of Registrars, and srctlon
II*. page 33. of the extracts from Vir?
ginia Election Law, etc.. of 1901, title
being, Qualifications of Judgnx and
Clerks.
2 Can a registrar he appointed judge
or clerk of an election, and, If ap?
pointed, enn he, under the law, act us
such?
3. Can a' Judge or clerk of election.
after being appointed, but -has not
qualified, nccopt the position of regis?
trar? Or, after accepting said posi?
tion, be appointed Judge ur clerk, and
act as such? W. T. MOOKLAR. 1
(1) Yes, but he cannot nrvo as both
Judge and clerk.
(2) Yes.
(3) Yes.
Organising Hoy Scouts.
Please Inform me what steps to take
to organize a society of boy scouts.
H. F. A.
To organize a troop of boy scouts
first write to headquarters, 124 East
Twenty-eighth Street. Now York City,
for a scout muster's certificate. The
minimum number of pulrols In a troop
Is three. The simplest way to form a
patrol is to cull together a "small group
of boys over twelve- years of age. Get
the boys to start work to puss the
requirements for the "tenderfoot."
These will he found tn the manual of
ttte organisation, which can be had
from headquarters. Either combine
three or more patrols, or, having one
patrol, appoint several patrol leaders
and enlist boys for the new patrol.
The Boy Scouts of America will supply
Interesting literature on the subject.
"St. I.mvrence'rt Tears."
What ure "St. Liwrence's Tears"T
X. Y. Z.
Because St. Lawrence's Day Is Au?
gust 10, the Perseld meteors, which
are looked for each year from the 9lh
to the 12th of August, have been called
"St. Lawrence's tears." Ills fate of
rousting on it gridiron suggests the
connection with llery tears.
Harntoa'M ntrtbplaer.
When und where was Governor Jud
Bon Harmon, of Ohio, horn?
J. W. JONES.
Nowton. Hamilton county, O., Feb?
ruary 3. 1346.
LASCELLES FAMILY
ONE OF THE OLDEST
UV l.A MAIlQl ISK Di; t ONTHNOV.
LOUD LAKCELLEri. who In now In
Ihe United States, stHjing ?t thol
Kitz-Carlton Hotel, In New york,
im tlio 'Ulf. i son and heir o( the Karl
of Mnrcwood, and, while he has been
recently connected with the diplomatic
' service as an attache, and ulso spent
some time at Ottawa as A. O. C. tol
Ixird Mlnto, formerly held n commiB-|
aloft In the Grenadier Guards, to which!
his father and so many of his ances?
tors had belonged. Hut he severed his
connection with the regiment follow?
ing unpleasantness In relation to a
'ragging" scandal, In the course of
Which he was compelled under pres?
sure to admit that he hud been sub?
jected to maltreatment and abu??. ow?
ing to his disinclination to go out
with the brlgude drug. In one word,
Lord Lascelles did nut hit It off well
with his fellow officers, and according?
ly left the army,
The family 01 Lasceltes Is one of the
oldest In Yorkshire, where It has held
prominent rank and enjoyed gr-ul
prestige ever since the reign 01 King
Edward I., seven centuries ago. The
earldom. however. Is of relatively
modern r>rlgln, having been created u
little over 100 years ago, In favor of
Eidward Lascelles, who wus the Inti?
mate friend of Murlu Theresa's son,
Emperor Joseph 11. The latter present?
ed to the first Lord Harewood some
Tokay vines, which the earl planted
In 1783 at ilarewood House, his place
in Yorkshire, and which, ulone of their
kind In the United Kingdom, still yield
a quantity of delicious grapes every
year. The llrst Lord Ilarewood In?
herited a vast fortune from his father
und uncle, amassed by them In the
West Indies, especially in Jamaica and
Barbadoea.
Ilarewood House is one of the grand?
est country seuls in Great Britain. It
was built In the reign of George III.,
from designs by Adams and Curr. on
the site of mi ancient manor house
known as Gawthorpe, und Is famous
for its superb painted ceilings. The
absolutely unique collection of old
Sevres, old Dresden and Crown Derby
porcelain, vulued by experts at con?
siderably over 11.000,000, und which
wus once the glory of the place, has
been sold by the present earl, in orderj
to get rid of the heavy Incuinbrances
on tils property. Harewood House
stands In a great doer park of several
thousand acres, und the present Lord
HarcVood t njoys cosmopolitan fame ns
one of the plllurs of the English Jockey
Club, and as one of the greatest au?
thorities on all matters connected with
the turf.
One of the earl's half-brothers, the,
Hon. Eric Lascelles, died us a travel-!
ins showman some years ago, utBroud-j
w?> ', in Worcestershire, Horn the ef?
fects of drink. His behuvlor hud been,
such us to compel his relatives to de?
cline lo hold any further Intercourse'
With him. and he degenerated into a!
drunken and penniless Itinerant Show?
man, treated by the authorities as a!
vagrant, and looked down upon by!
everybody. The Inquest showed that;
he hud been found dead In his gipsy]
cart, from the combined effects of]
liquor and want.
Another half-brother, the Hon. Kr?n-:
els John Lascullcs, now happily mar-'
rled. killed his Chinese cook In u fit
of temporary Insanity while out ranch-]
liig In Itrltlsh Columbia, was tried for
murder und committed to un asylum',]
from whence he wus subsequently dis-|
charged as cured.
A more distinguished member of the1
family Is Sir Krunk LascellCS, the
former British umbussador at Berlin.!
Sir Krank married the. daughter of:
old Sir Joseph Cllffc, Irish physician
to Napoleon ill., and lo the Due de;
Morny, and Who, Joint creator With
the latter of the popular Kreuch sca-l
s|de resori Deauvllle, Is portrayed by]
Alpboiis,! Daudet In his novel, -The Na?
bob." In a singularly malignant and!
slanderous manner, under the trans-'
parent pseudonym of "Dr. Jenkins" Sir
Krnnk's daughter is now married lo
sir Cecil spring nice, long attached to
the embassy at Was ngton, and now
British Minister at Stockholm.
As many people are aware, there are
two Prince Hermann llaisfeldts, who
have both filled the otllce of secretary
i.r ihe German embassy at Washington,!
In recent years, line of them. Prince
Hermann Hatsfctdt Wildenburg (who!
bore the title, of count when over here)
and who is now German minister pleni?
potentiary in Egypt, Is half an Ameri?
can, his futher having been the late
Count Paul 11 at? felt! l, who died us
German ambassador in London, und his
mother, Miss Helen Moulton. dnughtor
of Colonel Moulton, of Albany and
New York, und granddaughter of old
Caesar Met/., the leading professor of
dancing In New York In the eurly por?
tion of the nineteenth century. This
P.rlnoo Hermann married Inst spring
young Baronets Marie Stumm, Inti?
mate friend and lady In waiting bf
the German crownprlncnas, daughter of
the former German umbussador at Mad
rid. Ilaron Ferdinand Stumm, and ot
Iii? American wife, Paulino, daughter
of the banker, Louis Holtmun, of New
York.
The other l'rlnce Hermann Hatzfeldi
la the eldest aon of the Duke ot
Trachenberge grand cup bearer to the
Prussian crown, the ducheas having
been grand mistress of the household
to the late Empress Frederick. This
Prince Hermann, whose younget
brother. Count Alexander, la married
to the daughter ot the Jupaucse ex
umbassudor. Viscount Aokl, Is council
or ami lirst secretary of the German
embassy at Vienna, where ho has Just
become engaged to the daughter of
his chief, Elise von Tschlrschky. Vou
Tschl.r.i chky was formerly Secretary of
Stute for Foreign Affairs at Berlin,
but making a failure of the Job, was
sent to Vienna us ambassador, where
his position has always been somewhat
awkward, owing to the fact that his
wife Is an Austrian, of bourgeois birth,
who has only been able to secure pre?
sentation ut the court of the land of
her birth as a foreign ambassadress,
her own mother and sinters bulug bar?
red therefrom.
So much ridicule tins been poked at
the recent Royalist attempt to re-es?
tablish the monarchy In Portugal, that
It la only fair to ex-King Manuel and
to his sensible advisers In London,
such as, for Instance, the Marquis de
Soveral, to explain that they had
nothing whatsoever to do with the
uffuir, and that they strongly disap?
proved of the enterprise, as HI-timed,
badly organized, ami as culculuted In
every way to damage their cause. The
money for the affair certainly did not
come from King Manuel, nor from any
of his kinsfolk. Neither was It furnish
ed by the widowed Mrs. James Henrj
Smith, the American mother-tn-law
of Don Miguel, of Hragunzu. Duke of
Vlzeu. In fuct, one of the principal
causes of the failure of the venture
was the absence of money, and the
duly personage of any note identified
with the affair was Dom Miguel's
younger brother. Prince Francis Jos?
eph, of Bragunza. Now, it ever there
was a man who was calculated to
damage a cause by associating himself
therewith, It Is this particular prince,
who In July. 1S9-, was arrested in Lon?
don, In tho neighborhood of Stamford
Street, charged with a particularly
unsavory offense, and after appearing
In the prisoner's dock at the South
wark Police Court, was committed tor
trial at the Old Bailey. His kinsman.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand, next heir
to the Austrian throne, and who was
In London at the time, for the purpose
of uttendlng the coronation of King
Edwurd not only declined to life a
linger In his behalf (Indignantly re?
pudiating the endeavors of the prince
to secure Immunity by declaring him?
self uituched to the urchduko'a coro?
nation mission), but also forbade the
Austro-Ilungai'lan embassy to Inter?
fere, arid took stops immediately on List
return to Vienna to have severed the
prince's connection with the Austrian
army, in which he until then held a
commission us lieutenant of the
Seventh Hussar Regiment. In one
word, the prince was turned out pi tho
Austrian army and has become u eo
? al outcast, as far as the great world
of Vienna Is concerned. When placed
on trial at Ihe Old Bailey, the prince
escaped conviction by reason of the
notorious infamy and consequent un?
reliability of the persons mixed up
with him in too scandal us uusociuies,
und us blackmailing accusers.
Last year Prince Francis Joseph of
Bruganza came Into the public eye
through his association with tho In?
ternational swindler known to tho
Kuropean pollee as "the bogus mnilur
bllt." owing to his having passed him?
self off everywhere us a member of
the Vandorbllt family, At Hist tho
prince was accused of being a confed?
erate. But subsequently It was dem?
onstrated that he w ! more of u dupe,
and ho escaped without any other
blame than that of having been as?
sociated with blacklegs and swindlers.
That a prince with such a record as
this should undertake to lead u royalist
movement In Portugal was bound to
damage It from tho outset. For, un?
happy as is Portugal under the Re?
publican regime, which promised so
much and has accomplished so little,
subjecting the people to greater des?
potism, and to more onerous tuxotion
than under any "f the former Kings
ut Lisbon, the nation would be Infinite?
ly worse off under the rule of a mon?
arch so thoroughly discredited and so
completely foolish as Prince. Francis
Joseph of Bruganaa.
(Copyright. 1911. by the Brcntwood
Company.)
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