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tiouth Richmond.ICGO Hull Street Petersburs Bureau....109 N. Sycamoro Street Lyticliburg Bureau.215 Eighth Street BT MAIL Ono Six Three One rOBTAOJ? PAID Year. Mo?. Mo?. Mo. Dally With Sunday.J8.00 J3.C0 ?1.50 .5? Dally without Sunday.... 4.00 l? LOO .S3 Sun<!sy edition only.i.00 1.00 .60 .15 Weekly I Wednesday).L00 .W .S3 ... By Tlmet-Olspatch Carrier Delivery Ser *lco In Richmond land suburbs) and l'e ttrft.urB? One \Vee? Dally with Sunday. 25 conti Dully without Sunday. 10 cent? Sunday only. t cent* Kntered January 27. IXC. at Klchmond. Va.. os sccond-c'.ass matter under act ot Congress 0f .\!arcj, 3, TUI3SDA V. xi iv ICMBER 2S, 1911. TUR COI.ONBI.'S DKX1AL. in Germany or Russia, when tho Emperor or Czar wishes to communi? cate with his loyal subjects, the "lh aplrod" editorial in a sothi-oRictal newspaper Is tin usual method cm ployed. That was tin. way in which Germany's War Lord publicly but in- , directly spanked the Crown Prince for his little outbreak of jingoism. The simple citizens of these United States looked on and smiled at the self-con- : ttcioumess that forbids .1 King to : speak his mind openly and fully. But tue simple cltU.cn laughed too soon, not knowing thai our uncrowned Kins; would speak tu his people by giving his confidences to the Philadelphia North American. We had not known that the simple, plnln, stralghtfor- j wardness of the older democracy was j gone. We still supposed the days were here when even a President could , r-peak to his fellow-citizens directly j and unreservedly without need of any circumventions or Inspired articles. After all, what do these "confidences" ? mount to? Nothins?except that '?Colonel Roosevelt will ,-,ot support j any man for the nomination in 1912, | neither Taft nor any one els?." That | is positive and us clear and sl'.arp as a [ rlflo shot. That is how the Inspired [article puts it. "Colonel Roosevelt" will not support "Tuft." So wide !s | Hie gulf between the "Colonel" und I iintitle? citizen Taft. But the Col uncl's confidences may be sea'rcheJ in vain tor any definite statement as to his own attitude towards the notnlnu ? ion In 1912. True the statement de? clares that "Colonel Roosevelt was not the remotest sense a candidate, and that he declined and deplored all sug? gestions os were being made to him." So did Caesar thrice refuse the prof? fered crown, but in the end he took ,1. Will "Colonel" Roosevelt take the I uomlnclloii? That la the question. It j t-unnot be answered by declarations ) that ilie Colonel "earnestly desires that all such suggestions Should cease." j'iie only complete answer Is the ono lit Cleveland gave in 1904 when he -.<.?? at r-_-st all talk about his candi? dacy in .1 single letter. The public iclievcd Mr. Cleveland. Why does Col 1 Roosevelt find it so hard to get ills "statement accepted .11 its full value in Us clear and unequivocal meaning?" Probably because even an "Inspired article" may lack the true TIIL SOCTIIRRN CAND1UATK ['HOHLEM. In view of the prominent mention ol Congl v.gSfrian Oscar W. Underwood, of Alabama, the Democratic House leader, in connection with the Democratic nomination for tho presidency, the New i'ork Times sent a Stan' corre biiondont to Mr. Underwood'- home city in invcst.ij.''1*!.'.' 'Jili**'stahdihij and record there and report thereon. The report appears in lust Sunday's Issue of the Tlmea, and gives tin- Alnbamlaii clear and enviable record, and In the tame issue ouc contemporary makes it the basis of Us lending editorial.' While Mr. Underwood is highly com? plimented In tlie editorial, he Is only in a ?ensc nil incident of our con? temporary's discussion, the article be? ing headed "A Southern Candidate,'1 and being addressed broadly to thai issue uh differentiated from the per? sonal conation?to the Issue of the svaiiubllity ?f a Dcmocrikt'c candidate from llie .South. It In an .irl, le Which Democrats, both .North and .South, men, indeed, both North and South, Irre? spective of party MtinilatioiiH; should read, ponder and digest, for It taki .s I high, patriotic, national ground. After stating that It thinks it need lea's to affirm that it is not "concerned ' to advance the interest of any gentle? man in this direction (the presidency) tn preference to any Other," hut is only '?concerned In laying before its readers such information, carefully gathered and Impartially presented, will aid in the formation of sound! public opinion and :i choice that will be to the greatest ndvi ituKi ..f the nation," the Times comes to the ele? ment of public feeling, that is, sei - tlona) feeling, real or Imaginary, .is Involved In the problem. It admits thut there is a feeling "rather than n definite opinion.'' which flndit es pi '. clou more often, according to its ob? servation, in th.. South th.in In the North, "and perhaps more often it: the Democratic thun in lh< opposite party," that a man's being a South? erner would prove a source of weak? ness to him, if named for the presi? dency by the Democracy. This the Times recognizes is, "of course, a matter not easily decided with confi? dence In advance, since there has been no occasion for a distinct expression of public sentiment regarding It." Hut. continuing, the article notes that half a century li-.ts elapsed since & Houtherr? candidate for President came before the nation, that a* good deal longer period har. elapsed since one was clectod, and that great events ? ^^-s^i^'-'/y^-:-':.'v'.i'.v ha\*o Intorvenod and loft their Impress on tho minds and hearts of men,, tho depth and direction of which no ono can surely estimate. Then, In prefac? ing the contention that the senso of nationality has grown progressively ever since the close of the Civil War, that It has beoSi steadily strengthened by the coiKllt'ons of our national life, and especially by the Intimate, exten? sive and Increasing intercommunica? tion within our borders, and that peo-" pie have for forty years literally lived together, nud always more and .more closely, the Times makes this doelu- j ration: "Our own judgment Is that a cundi- | dale from tho South?other things be lug equal?would not be weaker and ! might even be tho stronger for that fact. In a broad way, it may safely; be said thut there Is 111 our people now si sense of tried and proved and established nationality winch might. I und probably would, welcome nn op- I portunlty for manifesting itself." Our contemporary's further judg- , mcnt Is that, seeing It bus been a uuar- j ter of a century since the "Southern j question" has entered even nominally ; Into it national contest, if It wore j ?raised now by any party and those ' who would be Intluunccd by 11 hud to i stand up and bo counted they would 1 L<e ludicrously few." And oh the other j hand, it is "confident that, wire the issue made, a great many voters? : ciiieliy among those who were most ' earnest In their loyalty in the Civil War?would by a common Impulse of generosity and of self-respect Incline Lowurd the Southern candidate." Apart from the mark of whether the Times' j :ohfldcncc Is justified and Its cohelu- ; sions are correct, and it Southern can- ! ildato would bo available. Its logic is j sound, its sentiments merit the highest j applause; and the spir't of its article ' throughout should inspire the whole j nation. OIU'OHTL.MTY IS VIRGINIA. Many Inquiries are made from time to time, by Northerner* and Western? ers as to the opportunity for settlers in the South, and more particularly in t Virginia. In a late issue Tho World's Work published tho statement of a Northern? er In Virginia, and this statement, which we take from the Nashville Ton nofFoan, answers the general Inquiry. A. D. French, an Ohio cattle breeder, was ordered by his physicians Into a milder climate, because of threatened lung trouble. So Mr. French s?UI his :>hlo farm for |T0 the acre ten years igo, and settled In Southern Virginia. ] He bought a farm of "40 acres, for tvhlch ho pnia fid the acre. A carload j ?f Angus cattlt srus shipped from his DMo home to hie new farm In Vir? ginia, and ho took np his work anew 3-s a cattle breeder. His Ohio fflcnds told Mr. French good-by with reluctance, believing that tie" r.ad made a great mistake. Mr. French knew better, however. Two years ago ho refused $10,0'.?!) for , the same farm which cost him h-ss than $3.000. He has made far more here out Of his blooded cattle than he ever did In Ohio. Furthermore, "he iias been' received J with such cordiality by his .Southern ! neighbors that he was recently elected ? a county commissioner and headed the i llrst farmers! .Stale con volition held in j Virginia.' lit a late statement Mr. French gave H as his ..pinion that a farmer "can make more money jn the South with less effort than In any other part of the United States. Mis teams work eleven month- in the y^.ir: they keep In better ccndlllou than in the cold Slates. Cattle can feed in the open all through the year; they require less attention, lost expenditure "f money, less labor. in addition, tin soil re? spond, magically to scientific methods. "Opportunities f?r greater tnan those of Canada and the bleak Northwest await thrifty farmers throughout Dixieland," says the Tpnnesseiin. Now Is the lime to come to. Virginia. IHIMIM'HAC VS OA IX I.N OHIO. The Ohio Democracy Is even stronger now than it was 'a year ago, when It elected ii-Democratic Governor by more th:us 100,000 majority, with a Demo? cratic House of Representatives, for the first time In twenty-five years. Lately Several important Ohio cities went Democratic, .mil at the same election delegates id the constitutional I convention were held. These delegates! were chosen from precisely the same I districts as were the members' Of flic ! lower house of the Ohio Legislature j In 10)0. The respective patty strqugth in the House as elected last year was: Democrats . Cd ! Republicans . is ; Independents . 1 The party line-up In the new eon- | stltutlonal convention elected In 1911 j Democrats . 70 Itepublicuhs . ID Independents . 4 Titus the Ohio Democrats are a little | better off than they were lost year, and I he: Inevitable Inference It; that j they arc steadily gaining. 'I'i... real Democratic test in O/ilo will ? come Sa the constitutional convention j which is soon to assemble, Ohio Is ono of the vitally Important politic*. Stales; it will a hard fought Acid I In 1012. Realizing that upon their ef I forts restii Uio success of the Democ? racy in Ohio next year, tho Demo-; erotic delegates, to the constitutional convention will doubtless write a wise ami constructive Constitution for the people, FOIIH8T CONSKHVATION l.l.tjtON. j A striking object lesson In the mat j ter of the uhwlRdoai of neglcollng j forest conserve tie lind tree replant I lug la presented In a recent r . ort ;t the American Consul at Valencia I Spain?an object lesson that oufrnt. to come home to the people ot many localities In Virginia, where iher? are ? Industries In which packing Iii wooden : receptacles la a feature or necessity, I The Vule.ncia fruit packer* require to-dny wood lor 14,000,000 boxes an? nually for their export trado alone. Formerly the neighboring watersheds supplied the necessary- lumber, but, with tho growth of trade, tho box industry grew, until now it has con? sumed till the box material, mostly pine, In sight. Owing to the failure to conserve and replant, there -is hurdly a stick of available timber within 150 miles of the packing centre, and wood 'or box- ! ing has to bo obtained from the fur- j liter ends of the peninsula or from ! abroad. As tho result tho prollts of 1 both the fruit growers and the packers are materially less thun what they | would bo if the local forest lands had not been denuded. With the growth of similar Indus- i tries in Virginia, why not In lime j similar or approximately similar con- i ditlous of local scarcity of wood, uu- J less such lessons us the Valencia one J are taken to heart? In the tobacco I sections el the State alone boxing and hogshcadlng constitute already a tre? mendous and must serious drain upon I tho forests und w.oodlanels, : nd the I cost thereof Is steadily rising. THE lUIESlDEIVTIAL, COl.D. Mr. Taft is now suffering with his| lirst cold In the White House, llo is; a healthy man, us this exceptional lit-; disposition Indicates, lie Illustrates! tho truth that vary few Presidents have beeu affected by Illness. The j chief magistrates have usually rotlrcd from ollice In good health. The job. is fairly healthy. The record must be searched all ihci way back to Zachury Taylor to und a. President who had a futul or even a! serious Illness In olllcc. Taylor, who' was rough und hardy in physique, lm-' prudently drunk too much ice water at the dedicution of the Washington Monument, suddenly becatuo 111 and died within five days. That was 1S50. A cold Is a very aemocrallc ailment,' and lor that reason everybody under? stands how tho President feels. Of course, the people would like to know v hut remedy he Is using and whether he has broken over and taken a bit of usnucbuugh and honey; but. no matter, everybody wishes him well. j A DIVISION OF OPINION. The Sioux City Tribune thinks that "if John Randolph of Roanoke. bril? liant, erratic and half-insane apostle of States' rights, sleeping now in a! Virginia cemetery, knew what hap- ; poned at the National Good Roads Con- : grees In historic Richmond Wednesday he would rlso In his gruveclolhes to utter in shrill falsetto his solemn pro- j tost, Press dispatches say that tho resolution favoring Federal aid for good roads passed by an overwhelming majority, and that 'the Southern yell' led the affirmative chorus." I An old dogma, thinks the Tribune,! liied with such an uctloa?"thus per-j Isltet an outworn theory of antiquated statecraft." it is pointed out by our, contemporary that In the early days ot, the nation internal improvements con- j stiluted a burning national issue. Tho Southern school, led by Randolph and CaJhoun, elt-nled the authority of the : Federal government to muku uppropri Rtlons for such purposes. This schoul . prevailed largely, and Madison, Monroe and Jackson, all less attached to State' sovereignty than Culhoun and Run- ' dolph, vetoed bills for internal Improve? ments. Even Jefferson denied the con- i BlltutlonaUty of such measures. 13c-! tplte the South's truditlonal posltloh on ? Internal Improvement!, the Tribune' thinks that the South has come to the . point where It considers auch a national '. policy wise und practical, saying that; "the descendants, of the men who do- i pounced him (John Qulncy Adams), tri j the brighter and clearer light of the present, have dbparted from tho pro-1 Vlnclal teachings of Randolph and Cal houn and have accepted the doctrine of the younger Adams." We are not so sure that the South r.f to-day has departed from the faith Ol the fathers. Certainly the action ot the Good Roads Congress or of its Southern contingent cannot be accept? ed as evidence that there is general support In the Soulh of Federal aitll for highway.-.. There Is Still a wldui and unhealed division us to the policy] (?r Federal aid for roads. On this point the Good Roads Congress was by n<j mean.-: harmonious. The Dallas News, in our opinion, pre? sents the true uttitude of the Road* Congress when It says editorially: "The National Good Roads Congress? seems almost to have split into two fac? tions over the proposition to petition Congress for an annual appropriation for a 'comprehensive plan of highway , Improvement-' This resolution was; adopted it, committee by a vote of 7 to ?ri, and members of the American High? way Improvement Association threat? ened to end their ufhllatlon with the National Good Roads Congress If this hftort to engage the national govern? ment in roudtnaking Is pcralated In. j Whatever chance there may have been and It was u poor one?that Congress would appropriate Federal funds for road building in the Htates must be pretty well destroyed by this lack of harmony. The resolution Is deprived of the prestige that It must huvc' il there Is to be any hope that It will exert an Influence on Congress." The. News, which is second to no newspaper In expressing the sentiment of the people of tho largest Southern Stale, thinks that the Improbability of any action by Congress toward Federal aid ought to be "gratifying" to those who are Impatient for the disappear? ance of bad roads. Once tho govern : merit undertakes the. work, our con? temporary believes, the states and the several communities in them, while cla i rnorlng vociferously for their sharo of j the money available, will themselves quit building good roads. "The energy now npetil In making road* will then be i-pent In lobbying before commlt teuu of digress." Congress cannot, .v.ith any of Its present resources, spend Jat much on good roads ru Is now being spent, unit tho result would bo that Im? proved highway mlletigu would grow ut a smaller rato than It does now. I Commenting upon the position ot this puper In opposition to the renewal of tho Davis shoo contract, the I.yneh burg Advunco says: It Is to bo hoped that there will bo no hvsltutlon on tho part of the As? sembly In placing the convicts at work on the rouds. Not only has tho j good rouds sentiment now taken tho j form of actual road-nuikiiig on the I part of the counties, but the shoe con? tract Is questionable in itself and of questionable expediency. The State con? victs should bo employed In .State Im? provements. There Is no more noodod ah Improvement than highway build? ing. So far nobody has risen to deny the wisdom and policy ot converting tho convicts Into road-makers. One of Richmond's greatest needs Is a free public library. Sentimentalem and Crime -Mr. Bcalttc desired to thank tho many friends for kind letters and ex- | pressions of Interest, und the public | tor whatever sympathy was felt or | exp ressed. Tills IS the message given out by the minister who uftendeu the Rich? mond wile-murderer, along with Heat tie's written eontesslttn oi his crime. And it)...a whom hud these "kind let? ters," these "expressions ot Interest," this "sympathy," been bestowedV Not merely upon a murderer: not upon u man who, In a gust of passion, or per? haps dclloeralely but under extreme provocation, hud taken the lifo of an? other human being; not even upon a man who, having committed a crime, had grimly taken thu chances of pun? ishment. Tho murder had been care? fully planned, In cold blood; the vic? tim had been lured away to a lonoly spot and deliberately killed; and tho slayer hud promptly returned to the home of her mother, from which he had Just taken her, with a clrcum stuntlul lie about her having; been shot by a highwayman. And yet, to the very lust, the newspapers which have been spreading the details of this case before tjie public have beon telling of nil sorts of "sympathy" and "Interest" In this brutal and cowardly murderer, o'nc of the forma It has taken being that of consideration of his tender years, lie was a mere "boy" of twenty tlvo, and doubtless would have grown Into a line man after a while. If he bad not happened to think It would be a nice thins; to murder his wife be? fore ho got through sowing his wild oats. Tho mushy sentimentality of which this case has furnished a somewhat ex? treme Illustration Is a more serious element In our national life than most people realize. We don't bother. Indeed, nbout the poor devils who arc being convicted and sentenced every day, without anything In their cases to give them notoriety, but no sooner does a case llprure con? spicuously In the newspapers than it Is turned over In every conceivable way on Its sentimental side, and the monstrousncss of the crime lost sl?hl of in the "human interest'' of tho criminal. The wrecker of banks is a stanch comrade and a dead K?me sport; the wire-mUrderer Is not half had when you pet to know him: tho debaucher 01' city Councils and blackmailer of outcast women and nil-round corrup tlonlst la really n sterling fellow, who did what he did simply as the agent of forces which he found lying around loose in tin- community. And In re? inforcement of all these particular forms of the plea for charity comes ' that universal plea In the shape of an argumentum ad homlncm: "Can yon be sure you would have done nnv better If von had been In his place?" The most serious coiisenuonce of in? dulgence In this shallow sentimentality Is not to be found In Its Immediate , effects upon notion In specific eases I What |s most to be deplored Is the weakening, which it must inevitably brlnrr about, of profound Instincts that I hove their root In ages of human oxporienci?of real and effective senti? ments In regard to crime, the anti? thesis of these mushroom sentimentali? ties. More than in police nnd Juries and judges, society tinds Its protection Iroin crime in the Instinctive associa? tion of it with feelings of abhor? rence and with the stigma of universal ' disgrace. To be e thief Is to be not 1 only punished but despised and shun- . nod; to be a tnurdorer is not only to' subjec t one's eelt to tho danger of ! death, hut to be detested and cast out by all men. Children no sooner \ lenrn the meanings of the words than they acquire along with ' them those | sentiments of abhorrence which, fnr I more than any calculation of chances, 1 make the very thought of tho commls- I Slon of these crimes Impossible to the] vast majority of mankind. To trifle ' with this Inherited defense:?not merely of society against evildoers, but, what is even more Important, of Individuals against temptation to evil?Is no light matter. And yet precisely this Is what the whole tribe of sentimental dabblers In the side Issues ot" crime arc con? stantly doing.?New York Evening Post. Voice of the People A I'leit for Good Roads. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: .Sir.?Tho. 1'nlted States is foremost In the liberties of mankind, foremost In the rights of mankind, and foremost in industrial enterprises of every de- | scrlptlon. Her railroads are the won-j der of the civilized world. Her mining and manufactures far surpass any- I tiling known In history. Her schools and colleges are forging ahead with leaps and hounds which are attracting the attention of all. The great wonder Is how has this been accomplished with our roads, which are fiy behind those of othct countries. It would take a great mind to figure out what we could have dono lind wo first built our highways. Old Caesar himself would probably have beon for? ce! ten had he not built noine very good roads. The Applan Way will live In history; but enough of this. We have been trying to build roads with hot air for the past century and Abe Martin If you do your own cookln* your husband won't kiss tho cook. Tnwnoy Apple's sister poses In n art school an makes a hare llvln'. - ANOTHER CAMPAIGN IN PROGRESS. ?_By John T. McCutcheon. tOopyrurbt: Ulli Bjr Jobs T. SrtoCntciieon.] are, still In the mud. Wayn und means | la tin: question now. Undo Sum |g daily using 1,000,000 miles of our roads In carrying thu mails, doing this wltltout doing any work on the roads. This lc not fulr or right. He haa given millions to pensions, billions to army and navy, und rivers and harbors have not been overlooked. He has furnished our cities with beautiful buildings, but has done prnctlcally nothing for the far? mer in tho sparsely settled districts. Tho farmer Is hauling his produce to market at a cost of 23 cents per ton per mile for the average haul, when It should be done for from 6 to S cents. Uncle Sam ia willing to help us lr wo go about It in n business way. We need not expect help unless wo make a bold effort. Wc should demand of our representatives In Congress and the Senate to demand of the govern? ment suitable help. We should de? mand of our representatives In Rich? mond nt the coming Legislature to vote first, and all tho time, for State aid for the building of roade. We should agitate at ?Vret-y crossroad thta burning question until we have crcat- I ed enough public sentiment and patrio? tism to furnish part of tho money to build the roads. Now for ways and means. Require tho county wanting good roads to raise one-third of the money to build them. Demand from tho State one Ihird, and domand from the national government one-third. Our government Is still controlled by politicians, and they aro controlled by public sentiment. Senator Martin said In Richmond a few days ago thai any representative of tho people who says he does not c-aro for public aontl merit lies. So all we have to do Is to ugltate and help, and we shall get the needed assistance. Now that the money has been ar? ranged for, let the people see to It that it Is Judiciously spent and that no grafts are tolerated. Counties and sections that will no! do their part In thlB good work, as outlined in this feeble effort, should remain In the mud. They and their posterity forever remain In the mud and In the background of progress and development. We have been praying and asking for good roads. We shall get them when we pay for them. It Is not rlghl to leave this work for coming genera? tions to do. We should do It now. Respectfully, Ashby. C. R. SANDERSON. Wishes Richmond ntstory. To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch Sir,?As a reader of your valuable paper and a lover of the "historical/ 1 think that there Is a great deal of valuublc historical matter pertaining to Richmond that is being lost to oblivion. As a Virginian I, of course, tako an Interest In my native city. Why don't some of the publishers of Richmond bring out somo of the hooka on Richmond? I don't think that they would lose anything. Thors is Charles M. Wallace, Sr.'s series of articles thai ran In Tho Times-Dispatch In 190?. en- I titled "Richmond In Bygono Days.' Why not call it "A Continuation of Morr decal's 'Richmond In Bygone Days' "1 I understand that Charles M. Wal? lace, Jr., was going to bring this out In book form, and other writings of tits father, but I haven't 8een anything about It lately. It would meet with a ready sale if he had it published. And then there la that series of arttclos by Evan R. Chcsterman, entitled "Duels and Duellists of Bygone Virginia Days." They could.be workon up Into a very Interesting book. Last, but not least. Is that series of articles, ontttlcd "Historic Homos of Richmond," that appear In the Richmond News's Illus tratod Saturday Magazine. Now the publisher could bring them out this wnv Say he wanted to publish 100 cop"les. He could advertise for 100 subscribers at, say, 13 each, or even more. Ho could got enough to pay him for the oxponse, and have some profit beside. I would, for one. like to see these three published In book form. "A LOVER OF THE HISTORICAL." I La Marquise deFontenoy | SULTAN AL.I - BIN - HAMOUD'S abdication of the thron.? or Zanzibar, in favor of his eldest son, now a child of about live, has not been altogether or a voluntary character. In fact. It has been virtual? ly forced upon him by the British gov? ernment, at the Instance of King Georgo. and had he not resigned hla scoptre, It would undoubtedly bave b06ti taken from him. The ex-?ultsn furnisher, a somewhat unfortunate example of the endeavor to force a purely European education, and un entirely English one ut that, upon an Oriental, or rather, I?nhould auy, upon an African. For he la u I mixture of Arab and negro, with the i latter largely predominating, lie re- I elved bis education at Harrow, the great English college of that name In tho outskirts of London, succeeded to the throne while still there, and was sent to Oxford during his minority, the tank of regency being Intrusted to an English foreign office man of tho name of Alexander Stuart, who was at ono time consul at Zanzibar, and afterwards prime minister to tho ex-Sultan's father and predecessor on tho throno. The late Sultan was a very grave man, of great dignity, tall, dark, and Imposing looking, who made an excel? lent Impression when he tlrst visited England In stato, on the Invitation of Queen Victoria, near a quarter of a century ago. His presence In London gave rise to an odd faux pas by the English high dignitaries Intrusted with the duty or providing for his entertainment. A Btate performance was given at tho Covent Garden opora In his honor, and of all lyric dramas available for the purpose, tho one selected ror the occasion wns "L'Afrl calne." Thanks to the Impaaslveness of tho Sultan, It was Impossible to ascertain from hla demeanor whether he felt Insulted or amusod by the per? formance on the stage. But King Ed wnrd?then Prlnco of Wales?was In? tensely Indignant, and gave free ex? pression to hla anger at the luck of tact which had dictated tho selection of the piece. Hla eon And successor, the ex-Sul? tan, who haa Just abdicated. Is a mnn of utterly different character, who hue excited tho resentment of tho Engltah court and government by his persis? tence In spending at least six or eight months ot every year In Europe, with? out the slightest regard ror his duties op Bovereign. Moreover, his extrava? gances, both of behavior and or purse, especially in England, where tho num? ber of his music hall adventures would fill a volume, have been a source of boundless annoyance to Edward VII. and to King George. In ract, his behavior in London wan ao utterly dis? reputable that It ended by his being barred from court. Finding himself In England at the time of the death of Edward VII., ho expressed his Intention of attending the obsequies, and ask od for a place among the reigning sovereigns. Not only was this refused to him, but he was even given to undorstand, In no uncertain fashion, that his presence was not desired at the funeral, with the result that ho loft England on the dny before that set for the official ob , sequles, causing an announcement to he printed In the London papers to the effect that his health was In such a condition that hla physicians had ordered his Immediate depurturo for Bad-Nauholm. In Germany, and to avoid the excitement Inevitable to his attendance at the funeral of his dead suzerain. Ho did not venture to make any ap nroach to King Goorge, until the lat ter's coronation, when he again In? timated his desiro to attend, and was once more Informed that ho would receive no invitation, and that It was neither tho King's nor Queen Mary's ??l?h to receive him, officially or pri? vately. The Sultan of Zanzibar Is -by no means the first ot England's vassal rulers who have olther boon Torced to abdicate, or who have been deposed for misconduct and maladministra? tion, notable instances being tho form r Maharajah of Cashmere, tho form ur Oaekwar of Daroda, the King ol Delhi, etc. 1t Is a fate that hao long oaen regarded aa being- held In atoro y England for the present Khedive of Egypt. The new Sultan of Zanzibar, whoso mothur, a cousin of tho ux-Hullan. ami a princess of the reigning dynaaty. waa but toirteen yeara of ago at hla birth. In a wide-awake boy of five; and 1 understand that It Is the lotonllon of tho British government to retrain from repeating the education experi? ment wnlch resulted so unfortunately In the ca*o of his father, and to have him brought up In Zanzibar, among hie own people?It Is true, by English tu? tors and governors. 'Ihu regency la to be vested In trrn hunds of the primo minister, F. It. Barton, who, like all the other mem ijera of tho Cabinet, la an English? man. Tho ex-Sultan Is now In Switz? erland, and will. In future, malte hie home. It la said. In Parle, to which gay capital ho will doubtless trona port tho extraordinary collection ol clockB of every conceivable character, u collection whloh la one of bis pet nobblca. Indeed, there have beon ae many as a hundred of them In a single room of his paluco at Zanzibar. Baron Davis Lconlno, who haa Jus? died In auch an extraordinary fashion at Genoa, being uwupt into the sea by & hugo wave aud drowned, whilo seat' id on a high rock with a well-known Italian actress watohlng the breakora dashing on to the ahoro, was the di? vorced husband of BaroncEs Louise Rothschild, daughter of the late Bar? on James Rothschild of Paris, und sister of that Uaron Henri Rothschild who has achieved so much fame us a. physician for maladies of children, and who has founded and endowed innum? erable hospitals and homos In France for crippled and ailing youngsters. Uaroness Louise Rothschild did not get rid of her husband until he had squandered tho greater part of her fortune. The Rothschild family have oeon rather unfortunate with the Leonlnos. For Emmanuel, brother of the Huron David Leonlno who has Just been swallowed up in such a strange fashion by tho sea at Clonoa, distin? guished himself by tho heurtlcssncee which ho showed when hla young wife, third daughter of Baron Gustave Rothschild of Paris, was fatally In? jured while hunting with the hounds of Albert Monier, of ohocolate fame, neur Senlis. In some unexplained fashion, s-ho was thrown from nor horse against a tree, at tho foot of which she was found, by Albert Monier himself, with her skull fractur? ed. She was carried back to his chateau. She might have beon saved by prompt surgical attention. But so long a time elapsod before the arrival of tho specialists from Parts that Eho was beyond all human help when thoy reached the chateau, the intervening hours having been spent by her hus? band, not by her bedside, but carous? ing and drinking downstairs, until his callousness aroused the undisguised Indignation of even the most cynical and worldly of Albert Mentor's other guosts. The Hon. Helen Montagu, daughter of Ijord Montagu of Benuliou, who about a yeer ngo joined the stage a* a member of tho Gaiety Theatro Com? pany, does not seem to have made much of a professional success, al? though she is a remnrkably pretty girl. For she has recently beon sued In tho Westminster county court, in London, for the non-payment of a bill for some dresses, and was- sentenced by the hard-hearted Judge to pay off the bill at tho rato of twenty dollars a month, with the alternative of seven days' Imprisonment for each failure to moke nnyment on the appointed date. 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