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The mud tax too '.or.g ar.d unwarrantably Iiub been levied upon the people of these United States, and It Is only natural that In the course of human events it I should become necess ary for the peo- I pie to separate themselves from the destructive domlnatlun Of bud reals. Our fathers teslsted a tax on grounds of political principle; the tax Itself amounted to little. The First Amcrl- , can Roads Congress will, on the ?liier hand, take up the light against a mx . that Is heavy throughout the nation, I which lias drained the Americafl pub pie of billions upon billions of dollar.-: In the past and Is continuing; to do so \ now, for the tnud tax Is to-day the greatest check upon the progress and , prosperity of the entire country. Hundreds upon hundreds of dele- , gates from every State In the Union ? will come together In convention here j to-day to further the project of a | great good roads nation The roads of old Borne and of the countries of Europe stand to-day as overwhelm? ing reproaches to American civiliza? tion. Even here In Virginia, the old? est of American Commonwealths, there arc hundreds of miles of roads almost' as crude and ar impassable as when the settlers cut them through the primeval forest. Conditions are Sim fla"r. to a less or greater degree. In all parts of the United States. A million dollars a day la being spent on good road-malting In the nation, but w*nat has been done Is as nothing compared with what Is to be done. The con? gress1 which meets here to-day, with splendid vision, plans continuous links of good highways throughout the nation, all maklns a great unbroken I Chain of Improved thoroughfares con? necting community with community, county with county, city with city and State with State. In Richmond to-day will assemble more road engineers, road ofuclals, traffic experts, legislators, railway representatives, manufacturers, con? tactors, publicists and farmers than have ever been brought together be? fore. Twenty States will he repre? sented by their road of'iclnlB Con- i greaimen, Governors and Senators will come here to consider the road problem, ' and Secretary Wilson, of the Depart- j me.it of Agriculture, comes to tell of ; the government's profound Interest in j thta vast movement All theur gather' together, because thry realize the vital bearing of betler highways upon the progress? and ptdsperlty of the re? public. Pr?sld-?rir*Taft himself, whose ?unp: eventable .br-.tnee not only the V delegates, hut the people of Rich? mond deepiy regret, thus tesilrted In bis telegram iast night as to tho great reform. "The effect that they (good roads > will have ly. increasing the value of farrr.9. In making tl-.c lives of farmers and their families much more full of comfort and In the general benerti con? ferred by greater ease of Intercommu? nication the country over, cannot be exaggerated. - Road construction and road main? tenance Problems will be fully dis? cussed at this congress by the men who know Co-operation between communities in road building will be fully explained and urged, and all the minor problems that go together in form the great good road.- problem ?will be studied and discussed by the nation's rond experts THert will Le valuable ai.d Inspiring addresses bear? ing on the uuest'oh, ar.,i jit, oiiu can measure the tremendous lnipc-tu.1 which this, ti.e ting will i; <?,-.. id road construction In the United Stale! Tile delegates her. represent a coiistltu |j ency of 100,00b people, all ,.. Whom :; are working for better highways Kvery important organization work, lng for better roadjj win >.. reore c-lal uplift to be achieved through good roads To-day there art Virginia counties without un inch oi improved highway. The goou road- eampulgii ^ hat been waging in tin Oi l Dominion ??'for some years, hut (hough'much i been done, much moi ? 'mains to !?< pj done. The Virginians wiioirwili attend ihl* .First American Road ? in, .Will return home inspired or.,} iv'illi renewed ambition, determine.i t,> ? ..,:. nil the -harder for better highways in ' their ' communities and in the .<tbi... 'i'h.- congress will stimulate powc-i <ully the good . roads movement In ^Virginia, and the Commonwealth Ktsndn Indebted to Itu pub)l< spirited able * '??) I ..g. n Wallet Pag.. Sfeilll >n w hlch iroxciilt-iii, lor firing i of Virginia ;i eon iil Inspire renewed and irreaUr efforto for a, reform ...ak InK for tho greatnoss and tbc progress of the OIC Dominion. Virginia, th< State of primacy In many ways and things. Is sspeclally Kind to have the first Roads Congress of the nation held here. Richmond and Virginia welcome heartily the delegates, and congratulate them on their splendid constructive purposes and their broad patriotism, wishing Illimitable success to the endeavors of the First American Roads Congress. SOME OTHKIt TIM IS, Mit. TAKT. Richmond, all Richmond, is so sorry that the President cannot be here to? day, [ill unavoidable absence will cause sincere disappointment in n city for which he has shown an unprece? dented kindliness und friendship No j other President over honored Richmond With his presence so often and so Will? ingly as Mr. Taft. Irrespective of party lines, the people of this city would have heartily welcomed him as they have done In the paul and as they will do on those occasions In the future?j and may they be many?when Mr. Taft cornea within our gutes. "Tho pleasure of receiving the hospitality of Richmond, which has been mine at least twice, lingers long In memory, and makes me deeply regretful that I, must deny myself now enjoyment of the trip." war, the message sent to, Richmond last night by the President,! and Richmond appreciates this assur? ance of his distinguished esteem, come some other time soon. Mr. Taft, and Richmond will give you, with com-' pound Interest, that warm welcome which It had ready (or you to-day. I NM IS. ' LTIIE'S LATEST DISTIXCTION. The award of the Nobel prize for! chemistry to Mm.-. Curie only t/mpha-, ; i;c-s the fact that she Is the in/i* hon- I ored, und deservedly honored, wfjmari In the history of the world of science' Mine. Curie first c?mr prominently tnto notice as the discoverer of radium. In I conjunction with her husband, an | achievement in Itsell sufficient to place her In the front rank of women seien-j tlsts. Effort was made, however. In i certain circles, prejudiced against wo- j men workers In tho domain of science j and physics, to subordinate her part In I the discovery to that of M. Curie, at - | though be himself persistently asserted I her right to a full share In It?even i a preponderating share. ?Since her husband's death Mine. C? rle'a researches and their results have been such as to discredit absolutely those who believed, or pretended to be? lieve, that she could not Hand upon her own merits. Her contributions t? j scientific knowledge have been of thej highest Importance and have been so | stamped by her fellow laborers in her! Chosen sphere of Investigation. Near I the beginning of the present year sho missed by only one vote election as a member of the Parts Academy of Sci? ences?a ??failure." it was whispered on morn than slight suspicion, due to her sex?and at the meeting In Brussels! not long ago Of the International Con-1 gress of Radiology, to Mme. Curio was assigned the task of preparing a stand? ard specimen of pure radium salt, to ho used as a basis of reference for ail workers In and students of radiology. The reason for this action was that Mine. Curie was regarded as pre-emi? nently better tilted than any one else for the undertaking, both because of her knowledge of the subject and the delicate exactness of her manipulations. The distinction carried by the lnte.'t honor conferred upon her is accentu? ated by the fact that, jointly with two others?M. Becquerel und M. Curie? she had before been the v.inner of a Nobel prize. Also It carries a rebuke to the Paris Academy of .Sciences, If the suspicion we have alluded to had any ; teal foundation, and 13 a vindication of i the principle that science, like art, ? Bhould know "no nation, iiu country, no : sex." Universal ami impartial in the benefits it confers, "universal anil Im? partial" should lie the rule in distrlb , utliig rewards for Its achievements. I XNE( Vlt\ ? 01 on IXC. t'Jo into a church ir a lecture hall and as soon us the preacher or lec? turer 1.tains t<i speak there Ir a veri? table temp, st of coughing, drowning the text or the first words This noise \ v 111 bu continued at Intervals until I ; the deliverance is over, in one Corner1 a man coughs tin honest cough and im- ! mediately, llki an Infection, there Is a! coughing chorus, most of which Is af? fected and wholly unnecessary, This coughing habit Ik foolish. btjctiUSe It is an affectation; ;,rui it is ? nuisance, i" j'.uuse it Interrupts the speaker mull annoys those who arc trying to hear . him. Some people Heerh io think that [111 Is fushlonali.c tjo affect coughing in church arid el'ow'here, but it isn't. I III I \ I I It \ V'I'tOX \ I. sinn ;. 'I hi Ainrrlcuii shoe Is worn through " ; '? world, Japanese* Korean, ? ?? ? Milan. Indian, African, an ItilifHlun, Costa Klean. IJou lan Turk, Chinese, Bulgarian, lultiah. Servian, Cuban, Mexican, Hfltli 1 iiudian, Herman and I ' nehmun---all these und many other* '??? rliil American made shoes. In 'ii i/uieh I la '.1 indies, Portuguest - AfrleUi 1 1; Itelgltin Kongo, Asiatic Itusi-Iu, '.?I-:!. German Oceahlu,' Uilii?h Hf>uth All! Paraguay, the Hlr-lt>; ielti- frpiWIlBIl Africa. If (in ? ti' Dutch w.'.si rndieti. Htiiuo ?"'-"?? '??? Ar.?r?ja ..nd Ma.delr.1 INIutidti Vmerican footwear '?> used to j great extent, imerkuii shoe iiiauu j facttircrs sre spreading fheir trade to ; .'ii parts of the world, j in a volume ?>( "Commerce and giitloii of tbi iiniied Ktates," the I Were '?? .ported. In the year iSl(io 1, 1 Increase ef tu per cent, to t>00 ? ! 000 paitB wai indicdttd. in 1900 ex ports went up to more than 3.000.000 pairs. In 1906 more than 5.000.000 pairs were exported, while In 1910 the exportation was more than 7,000.000 pair*. It 1? expected that in 1911 about S.OOO.OOo pairs win be exported. In addition to about 1 000,000 pairs tor F'orto Rico and Hawaii. The figures cited have to do with boote and shoes of leather. Add those of India rubber and there Is an addi? tional 3.000.000, bringing the total number of American made boots and shoes exported In 1911 up to an aver? age of 1,000,000 pairs per month, against about ,'.00.000 tho year twenty years ago. This Increase in t-hoc exports is a remarkable tribute to the merit of the shoes that, we make, because It has come despite the large manu? facture in foreign countries of boots and : hoes called "American," made by foreign workmen and of foreign material, but upon American patterns und following American manufacturing method:-. It is apparent that the num? ber of- boots and shoes of American type sold In foreign countries Is very much greater than that Indicated by j the export ilgurcs. In . xports of boots and shoes made In tho United States. ' the total for 1012 will aggregate moro than 12,000,000. including India rub bets and the shoe exports to our tor rltorlal possessions. The United Kingdom Is the main 1 irtvn! of the United .states In boot and shoe exports. Its exports arr yet greater, In total number of pairs aid in total value, than those of the United States, but the rate of growth Is far less rapid than that of our country. The number of pairs exported from the United States In 1S95 was 945.19t!, and In 1910. 7.$10.903; tho nuniher of pairs exported from the United King? dom in 1S9G way. S,095,140, und In 1910, 13,039.066. The percentage of gain in the case of thr United Kingdom was ?51 per cent., but that of the United States was almost 710 per cent. The value of leather boots und shoes ex? ported from the United States, how e\er, is more nearly identical with that of similar exports from 'ho United Kingdom, having been in tho calendar year 1910, $13,21S.rjST. against 51 1,744,503 for the United Kingdom. UNIFORM DIVORCE LAWS. A decision has been rendered by the : Southern Appellate Court of Illinois, | which furnishes a most potent argu ment for uniform divorce laws as be tween the several States, It appears I that under the Illinois law remar? riage within twelve months after the I decree has been granted Is inhibited. ! The court's decision Is that the law reaches outside the State; that Is to sny, remarriage of parties to an Illi? nois divorce Is not only illegal if the ceremony Is performed in Illinois, but also Illegal in the State, even If the remarriage takes place in another State. . The decision has occasioned wide? spread complications and embarrass tn< i.t. Over r.,000 Illinois couples are affected by it; the children of such couples have no Mnndinr; In law, and will not be permitted to Inherit prop? erty, since their position Is the same he that of children born out of wed? lock. More than that, as we under? stand, all couples coming under the decision must remarry at once if they wotild continue to live In Illinois with? out running the risk of prosecution under the misdemeanor statutes. Tho enactment by all tho other States of divorce laws embodying the spirit and the effect, In their opera? tion, of the Illtiois law, might go f.-tr towards remedying the divorce evil and purifying the social ami domestic atmosphere In tome sections of tho country. CHAM I' AM) TUB CHAUTAl ?I AS. No longer can the cruel paragraph? ed cull him "Chautauqua Clark." Nevermore will the annexation of Can? ada be the theme of a glowing platform period from the lips of the Speaker. Champ says he Is through with lectur? ing?'?ther.o Chautauqua bureaus, if you dicker with them long enough, will cer? tainly get your goat," he says?and they seem to have got his. The Statesman from Bowling Green says that "they are more jealous of thelrj lecturers than opera managers of Ihelr stars." Champ says that "they pull you and haul you around and make you truckle to them like you were a child." ?'Like you were a child," mark you, scholars, for Champ he wits a college president "wunst." Not long '? a lecture bureau sent the Spe-iker til Detroit to talk, and when tho De? troit business men heard that he was coming they telegraphed him. InMtliig ' him to a dinner "of ?00 plates" and asking him to speak. The lecture ; bureau wouldn't let lllm speak, prob | ably because It fill that a free speech ' would be In restraint of audience for ; the paid t.ne. The same bureau . on tracted foi ti.._ Mlssourlan to make six speeches which he never agreed to - make, but ho refused, for he says he wants to lallt a little rest before he j goes back to Washington. Hut this Is J not all. Champ has not had time to finish his book on Benton, and he ? blames It on the lecture, bureaus be? cause they nave taken up so mucn of I his time. In spite of the fact that they j liavfe paid him more money -ban Uncle ' Sam has. The Speaker Is writing a liO.OOO-word biography or Benton. but j he hat ground out only 120,000 words, and lt'? ib? bureau',, fault. Champ Is already boosting his. book, for he say. that n will be ''more interesting thai, 'any novel ever written," but i don' :.. e any chance to tlnlsb It in the next (i\e years." Maybe the lecture bureaus httvi treated Champ mean, but it looks more as ;t Iii Iihs found out that he hart been political!? talking Ids head I off, Anyway, Bryuii und Ron 'Win. I are still lecturing, and the people real 'Jy havon't time for any other amuae ? merits beside* them. A NATIONAL FLOWTCR. Tho National Federation of Women's I Clubs hne urged clubwomen through ? out the country to sign a petition ask ! Ins; Congrns3 to pass an act making the white mountain laurel our national flower. It Ib stated that when the movement has ree?lved the Indorse , ment of all the clubs tho federation will designate a committee to present tho potltlon and speed the passugc ot the act. I Tho white mountain laurel is a I beautiful and deserving liower, but 1? ' growa only In mountain sections. It la not as widely representative as some other flowers, and golden rod advocates jure forming an insurgent wing to com-; bat It. Tills national flower Ib a seri-| oils question, and it has been discussed for two decados without hope of set? tlement. Really the most representa? tive American flower Is that grand old brasslca oleracen. which Is Irish for cabbage This flowor Is not only orua.' mental, but useful, and Is known ini every American home. It blossoms on! the tablo of millionaire and mobbardj alike and It has made bacon famous. It'. I', known In all nations and wits thoj favorite flower of the Knickerbocker ancestors of tho New York 400. Presi? dents and peasants have uliko gloried; In Its fragrancu, fried and boiled. It has In It the elements of groutness. and no ono can question Its universality. C stands 'or both "cabbage'' and "Con? gress," and the two have much In com? mon. The cabbage is tho real Ameri? can Beauty, the fair flower of our democracy. Mre.^ Winnlf red Harper Cooley, a domestic science worker, >ays that a woman III Seventy veara eats ;0 oxen, 100 cows. 200 sheep. 50 pigs, 30,?<>0 oysters. ii.oO'J cegr, < tons of bread and other food. To this should in added about fO.OOO ted cream sodas. The Roston Globe ooes well to sug? gest that It be no longer called tlio Outlook, but the Outburst. Voice oi the People Judge .tobn It. lDKriun. As lawyer and" Judge, he possess*-! pre-eminently the "legal Instinct," und was generali} regarded us the best i trial judge In the State. In soelal life, ! and as husband, lather and friend, law fruits of hi* Ihlild and heart drew peo- I pie to him as naturally as the ft'iitsj of mother earth tempt the senses. Oittsldc the law he was a man of bi ll- i Haut attainments, loyal to ins friends, just and forgiving, generous and ten der-hearted to all. Tho stun has i<>-1 . faltnful servant and an upright ludge, and society a gifted mail and citizen. .1. RANDOLPH TUCKER. Bedford City. November IS. Hall to the Chief! The inspiration of a host, the pageant of an hour. The haughty 3tride of a lordly pride, the plenitude of power; Nor this we see nor chat can he the ? tale of a nation's worth, But over the strong that -landed true | In the sight of nil the earth. The dream of a ns< ir. a vanished age. i while yet the world was young, i The song of a day that lias passed ' away by olden prophets sung; j That the ends of the world should j come afar upon tho mighty West. The mat hies grace of a eonquerlng race In the empire of the West. A conquering race, and hastening time the coronet shall bring To crown the mightiest of the land, as though he were a king, Fling In the teeth of privilege a uni? versal ban. And make but fills the proudest boaM, "1 am American Or North, or South, or East, or West, , expanding in their pride. Wherever the silvery rivers run, wherever the hill* abide. Though many : ;--ift and many a grace :he,r desilu" aOorn, To fling upon a waking world tho mantle of the morn: Or yet Invincible they he, wherever the winds may roam, Exulting In the lordliest wealth be? neath the starry dome. Nor this we see nor that can be the boast of a nation's worth. Rut ever the strong that standeth true In the .sight of heaven and earth. BENJAMIN C. MOOMAW. Savannah, Va, Judge John H. Ingram ?lohn Henry Ingram. Judge of tho Law and Equity Court of the city of Richmond, died Friday night. A lov? ing family Is bereaved and a Wide circle of loving friends Is left sor? rowing. The State loses one of her strongest judges and a man who, in Iiis life and his service, illustrated tho highest type of hrr citizenship. He was a very able lawyer. Ho not only knew the law. but thought it, traced it : ? Its meanings and pur- j poses, and from the bench delivered ;. Its real intent and interpreted Its Jus 1 tice. lie was a beautiful character. I Iiis lifo was clear as crystal, lie was ?i gentleman tu his every impulse and act and word. In his private rela? tions he was a loyal, affectionate friend, a genial and en-or welcome I companion, a man who disliked and avoided the coarse and the uncleanly, who Flood always tor the highest Abe Martin th Irons back till she'run out <X sugar? WH EIN CHINA BECOMES A REPUBLIC. rCoprrlrrn: Mill J?n?> T. MeCutohron.] tandards of citizenship and manhood. I He was kindly, gener.jus, charitable, falthtul to all his duties. He was of strong and comprehensive mind, whloh he stored we!); a man of Intellect and study, of fine natural talent; a most1 affectiv? and attractive orator when he eliono to use that gift. He had the soul of a poet and the quiet, well- j ordere^ mind of a Judge He was a nohle and a useful aon ' of Virginia, and the .Slate may welt I Join those who knew and loved him ' oest in mourning tor htm. cut off. as ho wus, In his very prime, 'hardly at the beginning of n career Which I promised great results. Comparative- ; ly it young man. he hud been on the ' bench a long time and nad advanced ? steadily, His Intellectual endowment , ?WM Ins record gave reason to believe that his advancement would continue. He Is gone how; and all that can be done Is. to grieve that ho is lost to us*, to hold in is memory in loving honor, to give our deepest sympathy to those t,> whom the pain uf the part? ing la sorest.?Roanoke Times. In the very prime of manhovd and In the full tide of a useful career, Judge Joan II. Ingram hus been called ? hence. It would ne difficult for friendship to lay a tribute on his grave which .its public and private virtues did not justify. There was no duty of life which he did not strive to ful ill. There was no generous sentiment to which his heart did not respond. As a man he was modest, genial and straightforward, radiating light In his domestic and so.-ial relations; a simple kindly gentleman whose creed and practice worthily upheld thai grand old name. As a citizen, he was alive to all good works for the general good and gave freely .if hlH time and labor to eve:;.' cause that promised better? ment to the State and people. As u judge he was learned, upright and firm. Wherever known, he was re- j Spected and beloved, and his dr.it^l will cast a shadow over many Virginia firesides.-?Norfolk Virginian-Pilot j The death of Judge Jonn 11 Ingram, ot Richmond, Is a puollc bereavement. He Was an able Jurist, .laving as a foundation a jualcial rninu and un un? derstanding heart. He hud a native sense 01 justice, nls mind graape? Uie genius of the law. und he nut only knew the law in ail its branches, out lie possessed in eminent degree tne talent ol Interpretation. Besides his knowledge as u lawyer and his capac? ity and talents as a judge, lie was a in..ii ot integrity, a born and cultured gentleman, a fellow of amiuoility und sympathies and u man of honor. Juoge Ingram was w.ll-known and l.igUly regarded in Newport News, and is death to some of us here Is a per? sonal sorrow.?Newport News Times He ru id The news of the death of Judge John II Ingram, of ihe Law und Ekjulty Court of Richmond, shocked thousands of friends and admirers m alt purls of Virginia. As a Judge he probably did not have his superior on the bench in this State. Learned In the law. careful in hi? considera? tion of every case presented, ho nad B clearness of vision ami a breadth of view not found always In members of tho Judiciary. Tho lovable per t.ii trans of Judgo Ingram en? deared him to thousands, who will mourn the loss of a friend, while all citizens deplore the passing of an able, honest and high-minded Inter? preter of the law - Petersburg Index Appeal. Richmond and the entire State fkf ) Virginia lose.-, a splendid official 111 the death of Judgo J. BT. Ingram, of the Law and Equity Court of tha,t city. Not only was Judge Ingram One of the Commonwealth's ablest Judges, having adorned her Judicial bench for upward of twenty-live years, but be was one of her best and flveat citizens, possessing all of those char? acteristics which go to make up a real Virginian. Of Irish descent. Judgo Ingram took a Just pride in big ancestry, ana was a loyal Irish? man an well as a true Virginian. Ho occupied a leading place In Rich? mond's social life, having been presi? dent of the Westmoreland Club, and was a delightful companion. The city rmd State will miss him, and his host .-.f friends in Richmond and elsewhere will be deeply saddened by his death ? -Fredericksburg Star._ La Marquise de Fontenoy By LA MAItUl/IsE DE l'ONTEXOV. I YOUNG Archibald Sinclair, a sui,. altern of the Second Llfei Guards, and in honor of whoseI doming of age a number ol festivities! have been otgantzed In England, and more especially In Scotland, by tils I grandfather. Sir (John) To?emacbei Sinclair, and by other members "f the historic house to which he belongs, Is I half an American, for his mother was| Mabel, the beautiful daughtei of Mah-: Ion Bands, of New York, and through' her, Lieutenant Archibald Sinclair (who on bis near-nonagenarlan grandfath? er's death will Inherit, his baronetcy and entailed estates! 1* connected by ties of klusmanshlp with a number of New Vork families. Including Ihe Van derbllts. The estates which young SlnclaL will Inherit are very great. eMendliig i,\er an urea of luo square miles in Scotland, comprising some of the iinest shooting In the northern kingdom, and thot wonderfully picturesque castle of] Thurso, which looks over the stormy tides of the pentlatid firth, und is close to the sea that one ran literally | i?sh from the spray-flecked windows.! For years Sir John, who la somewhatj eccentric has let It to Thomas Daring and to Lord Croiner, who usually en-' tertaln large parties there in the tall, for the snooting Just east of the, custle, which Is exceedingly spacious, I 18 Harolds Tower, over the tomb of Karl Harold, who was possessor at onel time of half of Orkney, of Shetland! and of Caithness, and who fell in bat-i tie against his own namesake, Hurl Hat old "the Wicked," In 1100. Near by Is the town of Thurso. Sir Tollemache Sinclair (who Is known north of the Tweed as the| Laird of Ulbster, and who Is < hleftaln of one of the branches of that great! elan of Sinclair of which the seven-' teenth i.aj-1 of Caithness is the head) is eighty-seven years Of age. and may be said to have* commenced his public career rather early, since he was pagej of honor to Queen Adelaide, in the reign of King William IV., receiving; on his own resignation of thut post.; at the age of seventeen, the customary j commission in the Scots Guards He married, away back In 1*33. one of the! beautiful Auglo-French StandlsheS, ofi Duxbury Park, and this naturally I brought him Into close contact with the court of the Tulleries and with the gruut world in Paris during th< \ palmy days of the empire. Indeed, Sir John Is almost as familiar a ligurc In Paris as In London, and It Is no exag-j geratlon to assert that he has mot and: has been personally acquainted, more j or less intimately, with nearly every] notable personage of the Victorian era from Emperor Nicholas I. of Uussia j and the great Duke of Wellington to] the present Czar and Emperor William, and comprising Prince Bismarck, with I whom he stayed at Friedrichsruh! Count Cavour, Mazslnl. Oarlbaldl, Bin press Eugenie, both prior und subse? quent to her marriage; Marshal Prim, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, Thiers,! etc. The reminiscences which he has printed for private circulation contain j .many thing,, that are trivial, almost I to the point of childishness, and here and there something of real Imporl ' anee. Hut. such as they are, they all I help to Increase the understanding of the personages With whom tliey deal ' Uy his family, Sir Tollemache?for( I thnt is the name by which he Is known' i-?Is looked upon us a crank, and the| record of his eccentricities would lill a volume. Some years ago he endeav. ored to relieve the monotony of the poorhouses all over England and i Scotland by presenting them with gramophones', the records consisting. I however, not of popular tunes, but of Eleven Hundred and Nine East Main Street is the temporary home of one of Richmond's Best Banks. ? speeches which he hart delivered und of recitations he hud given, either of ills own works, or <,f his favorite au? thors and poets. Among the lutfr. tlrst and foremost Ih Byron, and among the most extraor? dinary memorials that have been de? vised to perpetuate the name of thla or or any other bard Is that which Sir Tollemache conceived mid put into execution. Instead of taking tin lomx of a statue. :t has assumed the alto? gether utilitarian shape of an office building, occupying the side of the old ?ffleei of the eoniie weekly, "Punch " on the south side of Fleet fctreet, in London, near St. Bride's Church, Every stone ol th<- Ii?. 11 pavement of tills) great office building, Which brings In a lutge Income to Sir Tollemache by way of rental, is Inscribed, "Byron the Pilgrim of Eternity.'1 and tho dates "f his birth and death. Bach tile Is adorn? ed with the words. "Credo Byron." while oti v\ery block of marble lining the walls are verse* from his pot in . particularly Stahsaa from "Childe Harold" and "l>on Juan." And SS f Byron's verses were not sufticlent, oth? er Inscription:! on ihi walls record the "Pinions concerning htm expressed by such men as .Schiller. O?ethe. Victor Hugo. Ijimartlne, TeiiTiys-.n. Chateau? briand, sir Walter Bcott and "Matthew Anmld Yet another inscription on 'be wails proclaims that the British M-js etini Library catalogue devotes tweht) - eight pag.-s to Byron and only ten to Tennyson, Oti still another stone Sir tollemache Sinclair recalls the fact: that one edition for the blind has been 'published of Byron's works, but nun? of Tennyson's. over the entrance id a beautiful medallion Of Byron. Iii white marble, w.th Shelley's splendid epitaph. "The Pilgrim of Eternity," and I need hardly Say that the olllei build? ing hears the name of "Byron House." One would be apt to imagine, that the overwhelming quantity of Byronic quo? tations, adorning us they do every \a ? ant place, every stone and tile, artd all ttie walls, floors und ceilings, would be apt to get on the nerves of the oc? cupants. But apparently this Is put the case. Tie building Is full of ten? ant!;, sir Tollemache, who is a prolific poet on Iiis own account, has. however, been modest enough to put only cue single one of his own verses on the walls of Byron House. It Is as fol? lows : "Par o'er all bards thy fame, dear By run. e\er towers, Thy glory wanted not ? though want? ing wert to ours." And beneath there is an intimation that this bit of rhyme, such as It is. Is from- the pen of "Sir Tollemache ?Slnelalr. Bart., who has erected the building to the memory and glory of Byron." I am sorry to say. however, that Sir John'n own verses, do not appeal to his employes. For one of the elevator men, on being asked about them, remarked confidentially, "It Is the only bit of poetry in tile whole building, ex'cepllng foreign pieces, that i cannot Under? stand." Sn Tollemache, in spile of his num? erous eastles, country seats and bouses, in England, Scotland and on the Con? tinent, makes his home In rooms Just off St. James's Street, the walls of which arc hung With the not particu? larly attractive Sinclair tartan, which Is mote or less concealed by the most heterogeneous collection ?>f pictures. HOmc of them priceless gems, others the most worthless daubs. Even tho celling Is covered therewith, so that In order to do Justice to them, one has 10 lie on one's back. In one word, his rooms, like his castles ond country scats, art filled with a mixture of art treasures and art rubhlsli. These pictures are the old baronet s chl'f extravagance, lie rarely. If ever dines at a restaurant in vogue, never goes lo the theatre, to the opera or to a music hall, rarely dines out, and I? never seen at a ball or party. He has neither carriage?, horses, nor automo? biles, walks by preference-, and when riding Is imperative, makes use of a democratic omnibus. He will live ?n herrings and hominy, w ill forget alt about his dinner, will cook something' for himself In his room, over a spl>M lamp, and then will suddenly fuss o\'if the merits or demerits of tho worbl famcd chef at the Travelers, the most exclusive club In London, ?nd of which this wonderful old laird, with his odd looklng wig, bis beard, his erect und spare tail figure'and his extraordinary flOW of Conversation, Is one of tin- old? est members (Copyright, itili, b) the Urcntwood Sompany.)