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teraburs? One Waag
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u?l!> without Kunflar. 10 centa
Sunday only. S cant*
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TUBS DAY, .1ANC A H V 1>. lUlt
LET THE CONSTITUTION A I.ON U.
Tho Clifton Forge Review is Inform
cd that an effort will he made at this
.-esssion of the General Assembly to sv
. lire the adoption of a resolution sub?
mitting again to the people the qius
tion of whether or not city treasurers
i-nd city commissioners of the revenue
shall be allowed to succeed themselves
alter two consecutive terms in office.
Under the Virginia Constitution coun?
ty treasurers and county commission?
ers of the revenue are allowed to suc?
ceed themselves Indefinitely. This. ?IIf
fciinco between their status and that
of city treasurers and city commission,
ere of the revenue was created by the
people at the pulls In 1911, when they
passed a constitutional amendment per?
mitting county treasurers and coinmls.
sioners of the revonuo to succeed them?
selves without limitation. At tho same
election the voters denied the city
treasurers and commissioner:; this
. ght. This result was brought about
by no desire of the people to discrimi?
nate between these two classes of or
tijers, but simply by reason of the fact
that the county treasurers and coui
sgioners of the revenue had such a
powerful machine that they succeeded!
ir. defeating tho amendment which
i ould have put them in the same posi-'
in that city treasurers and coniml*-|
are in now. The same inhibl
i r. should have been placed upon]
ith bu; the selilsh and powerful lead-'
rrs of the county courthouse rings]
. Arrled the day through their political
ir.tluer.ce.
This is an old question; it has been
threshed out thoroughly in past ycara
in The Times-Dispatch and in many ot
its contcpiporarlc!. Tin re is absolutely
no reason why it should be brought up
again, when the people and their repre?
sentatives are already overburdened
with vexing public problems Nobo.lv ;
wishes it reconsidered but the city treao
ur'era and tho city commissioners of the
revenue, who have money and power
to gain by such a lifting of lite tWO
lerm limitation now imposed upon them
-money und power, let it be said, t<
ie> gained at the expense of official ef
llclency and oftentimes at tremendous)
cost to the people. "It will entail but
little expense to resubnilt this question
to the people next year at a general
election," argues the Clifton Forge
Itevjcw, ??and we favor its being done."
The fact that It would cost Hille !s no
reason why it should be done?the
measure Is untimely and against the
public welfare, and. therefore, should
he allowed to He on the table. It]
could not be submitted to the peopleI
next year, but would have tu pass thin!
session of the General Assembly ahdi
the succeeding one, and then be sub-1
mittel to the people in 1911. In tho
meuullnie. It would be a source of con?
stant agitation and unrest which tin
people do not want to contend with.
rL *
it any amendnieiit has to bo Inno
iluced nt this session of the General
Assembly it should be one to ro
subinit to the people the matter of al?
lowing county treasurers and county
titiniinissloners to succeed themselves.
They should conic under the same limi?
tation imposed upon .similar officers in
the cities. Tie- Clifton Forgu Review
would cure the discrimination by hav?
ing two evils where there Should
none, would have two vicious systems
created because one already existed,
Huth a step would bo wholly backward'
ihd indefensible. Heiter tube the vice
nut of Iii..- remaining pernicious sys?
tem than plant it in two systems. The
only logical way to put these county and
city olllccrs on the same footing is to
place the same limitation upon the
county otliccr.s as upon the city olllccrs,
nd not to lake the limitation on' of|
both.
This is not the time lor nrr.endiurnt&l
to the Constitution. This session ofj
the Gcnerul Assembly ulrcudy has a
muss of work before It that will make
ll stagger under ihd binden. Dient
policies affecting the welfare and the
progress of the people are pending,
and matters are to be considered that
vitally affect each citizen. To these
tilings tue legislators should devote
their time, and not to the consideration
of the wishes of a petty lobby of Uli
stilislled city treasurers and city com?
missioners of the revenue. A consti?
tutional amendment la a serious mat?
ter!; H <s a change in the organic law
? t the State, and 'it is not to he con?
sidered hurriedly and liuperflclully, but
til great length and critically. Who
offi.Te constitutional aim ndnn nta 01 ;.
nivlai and unnecessary nature at this
M-ssion will serve the State HI Bnough
tiilflcult problems have already pre?
sented themselves.for solution, and thin
old, old whine fi .mi special olllclal m
terests for constitutional amendment
? ?light to be stifled at once, i.el th<!
''ons.tit.utlon alone this year.
BAILEY'S LATEST BREAK.
.Senator RaHev, e.f Texus, I? main
i lining Iii? reputation fur ?<>t oppn
ciitiinii l?;?vj, Crticht'il's luotio und ac;
lng thoreon. and consequently gottlng
In the limelight In rui absurd attitude,
ms latest broolt Illustrating this wua]
in hla huret of "eloquent" opposltaou to
the Hoot bill authorizing tho Amorloeu
Acudemy at Homo to enlnrgo Its scope
and Increase lto holdings of property:
up to ?3.000.000.
Prom nil accounts, tho Introduction!
of the bill, for which Immediate con?
sideration was requested, affected the
Senator from Texas protty much (is
tho shaking of a red flag In tho face
of a bull affects that animal. He stood
not upon the order of his charging,
but charged at once. Straightway he
violently attacked the measure as of
qucsttonnblo constitutionality, and as
carrying a lurking danger to Ameri?
can ideals, whatever that may mean
11c doubted whuthor tho government
had any constitutional right to take
any action lookflng to tho promotion
of art or science outside of the United
State?, and averred dramatically that
tin111 every hill In America was crown?
ed by a public school he could not con?
scientiously lndorso tho outlay of mil?
lions of dollars to cducato our coun?
trymen In a foreign land.
Hut. alack and alas for the Senator
front Texas: there came Into the game
another .Southern Senator, Air. llecd.
of Missouri, who. It seems, does ap?
preciate Davy Crockett's motto, and
who, lti order to be suro lto was tight
before he went ahead, proceeded to
catechize the patron of tho bill. The
result of thul little play was to dis?
close coldly and mercilessly and In
striking contrast w-lth the perfervldlty
of the Senator from Texas, that the
bill would not tako a dollar out of the
public treasury; that there wob no Jok?
er In it that could possibly promote art
or sclenco outside the United States at
tho expense of clthcT iusido of tho United
States, and that the institution was not
run for protlt, but "for art for art's
sake."
In short, tho quoetlons of the Sen?
ator from Missouri and the answers
thereto, as recorded in that matter-of
fact publication, the Congressional Re?
cord, showed that the remarks of the
Senator from Texas wero little less
than a ludicrous misill, and had no
more to do with the case than the
flowers that bloom In the spring. The ,
bill passed and the senator fromi ;
T( n.is subsided?but only lor a time, ,
wo fear, for he has abundantly demon-' :
strated that he has never acqulrod the
philosophy of the little hoy whom the
calf ran over, despite his mature years. .
ANOTHER STEP TAKEN,
The City Council last night unanl- | 1
mously adopted a resolution creating |
a committee of live members to Inves?
tigate the practicability and necessity
Of establishing a free public library (
In Richmond. This action was brodght
about by Thomas .1. Toad's generous of- j
for of $IF.,iH'0 toward the purchase of a
Bite H?r such a library. These live mem?
bers?three from the Co-nmoi Council
and two from the Hoard "f Aldermen?
will co-operate wit.i Mr. Todd and the
Richmond Education Association in en- !
deavoring to devise some plan whereby 1
this greatly needed institution may bo
established here. There can be no
doubt of Iii? fact that it can be secured i
if the people will but demand It, and',)
doubtless the opportunity will be of?
fered for a presentation to the special i
committee of the evidences of such a i
demand on the part of the public,
livery good Citizen will wish success
for the labors of those wito have in
their hands the shaping and the plan- .
nlng of an Institution which would bo
of inestimable bcuollt to the people of j ,
tili? city who are trying to help them- j
selves to be better educated, better
informed, and bettor equipped for oitl
Kcnshlp and life.
THE NATIONAL IXCOMI-: T.\\ I N Uli'.'.
In only twelve .States will the Leg?
Islattires meet this year. Only about
one-fourth of the states win ace
chungea in their laws in 1312, but tiiut
does not prevent those sessions from
having national signillcnnco, in nine,
of th? Stales the sessions open in Jan-I
unry. Those of Mississippi, Kentucky,!
Neu York, Maryland and MassaohUS-l
elts kayo already begun, while in .New
Jersey, South Carolina und Oregon the
session begins a little later. Virginia's
General Assembly starts Its session to.
morrow.
Only thru- states open thoir Legisla?
tures ut other periods. Louisiana starts
its session in May, Georgia begins In
Juno and Vermont In October. Why
Louisiana and Georgia select hot wea?
ther fox. their lawmakers is hard to
understand. Vermont apparently chooses
October on the theory that lawmakinf,
Should take a back scat until the har?
vest time Is over.
in addition to these twelve Stales
mentioned, there are Arizona und Now
Mexico, where the Legislatures will
soon meet.
The sessions of all these Legisla?
tures are of national Interest und Im?
portance, because it Is In their power,
to say win Iber or not thero shall bo a
I national Income tax, Tho proposed in.!
I come tax amendment lo tho Federal
I Constitution is still pending, an I Rio
nftirmat'ivo action of six of the twelve'
Legislatures ?buh meet this year Ic
all that is needed to write a .sixteenth
amendment In the organic law of the
republic. The approval of thirty-six
States is required, and thirty or that
number have been secured.
The States which have ratified the
proposed amendment are; Alabama,
California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ken
lucky, Maine. Maryland, Michigan,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebras?
ka, Nevada, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio. Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennes
see. Texas, Washington, Wisconsin.
J The .state of Arkansf.s voted'in ih
? j jtllnnutive, b.u th? resolution ivaii we
toed by tho Oovornor on n constitu?
tional question yot to bo settled.
Seven Stntos havo refused to ratify
tho amendment: Connecticut. Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Now Hampshire, Now
Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia.
Bight States have not yet taken de?
cisive action: Dolawuro, Florida, Min?
nesota, Pennsylvania, utuh, Vermont,
Virginia and Wyoming. In Virginia,
it win bo remembered, the Houao Kill?
ed the resolution, while the Sonate, by a
very narrow murgln and on a call ot
the Senate, passed it. In Florida und
Minnesota this resolution has passed
but oito house.
Arizona and New Mexico may takoj
action, making cloven States yet to bo
heard from. If Arkansas is allowed to
voto again.
It will be seen that the supporters
of the proposed Income tux amendment
are relying on some of tho Legislatures
to reverse themselves wholly. Of the
twelve Legislatures which tncot this
year, not counting in Arizona and Sow
Mexico. Mississippi. Kentucky, Nuwj
York, .Maryland, .South Carolluu nud
Oregon have already ratified the
amendment proposed. Of tho remaining
live on the record Virginia is na much,
against it as for it; Massachusetts und)
Louisiana are against lt. und Vermont
has not taken action. Arkansas may
or may not have another say.
Tho Importance of the vote ill Vir-i
gltlia oil this proposed amendment. It"
it be brought up again, is very plain.
Jf Virginia Joins Massachusetts and
Louisiana on the negative side of thill
line, the resolution will be perhaps
fatally postponed or defeated outright,
This Commonwealth has always taken
u very conservative position with re?
gard to amendments to both tile Stute
and l'ederul Constitutions, und t lie
General Assembly will doubtless be
most cureful and deliberate, in Its con?
sideration of this proposed amendment
to the national organic law, which, If
adopted, will be the Ilrst change made'
In that great charter of American'
rights and liberties for forty-two;
a STltLWrols CHRISTMAS.
That the mere passive state of bo-1
ing son-in-law to a strei.uous father
in-law Is far from u "cinch" is keenly ,
appreciated by the Hon. Nicholas
Long worth, sometimes remembered as
a Congressman from Ohio, but bettoi
known as Colonel Roosevelt's daugh
ter's husband. The full extent tu
which this poor man lias suffered has
never been realized until now, for
only lately has time soothed the
strained und weary m isclcs of the '
"Hon. Nick.'' At last, as the crump I
goes out of his bones and as tho i
"Charley horse" speeds away, he has
consented to tell the true story ol 11
Christmas with the Colonel at Oystci j
buy.
It is the. Washington correspondent I
of the New York Tribun?: who tells j
the story uhaut this son-in-law whose;
ordinary misgivings wore lured into a I
sense of talso security by tho holiday
spirit. Invited to spend Christmas ut
Sagamot'O Hill, Mr. LOngWorth ac?
cepted. He arrived on Christinas Kw,
?ud the uvenlng was spent quietly
jud leisurely, >>n Christmas morning,
son-in-law Nick arose With the ex-j
pCCtUtton of U day of rest and good i
cheer In the bosom of his distinguish- I
ed father-in-law >, family?but it wits
not to be.
.lust as soon its Mr. Long worth hud)
taken two coinfortablo whiffs ut Iiis
p?si-breuktsst cigar and settled down !
for a comfortable, lazy fort-noon, the
Colonel strode In, clad In riaiiiii
breeches and leggings. "Nick. ' lie
said, with ills clicking smile. "I'm not .
fooling precisely ht these duys. I'm
not getting, enough exercise. Let's go
and chop down a few trees."
LTndesirotis of being called an tin- :
desirable quitter, Mr. Longworth, wno
is rather stout, drew himself lip fron?
tho depths of an easy-chair arid went. I
What followed during the day Is u |
pathutlc Story?for Long worth. Ilach
bore ti neyly sharpened axe, and the
two walked on tint it they came to a j
clump of eight trees, each as big as t
the Colonel's thigh. "Pick your four'." !
exclaimed the Colonel, and Mr. Long- '
worth with great; care picked the fourj
he thought the smaller. Then the two
axemen let go. llctore Mi. Long
worth was halfway through his Ilrst
tree, lie hoard Hie Colonels fail. The'
son-in-law strained his muscles, and
his breath grow shorter and shorter, !
and the rodder and redd or lie grew in
tho luce.
As he dropped the third tree, iho
Colonel hewed down Ills llflh. l-V.-l
ing that ho was still game, if slower,
Mr. Long worth accompanied his
father-in-law back to the house,
"Never before did 1 know I had kg!
many muscles 1 nover used," s.iul Mr.
Longworth mournfully, as he told the]
tale. "And every one Of those muscles
was so sore that I fell as if I'd been
beaten from head to foot. I can till
you it "us with Infinite relief iliut 1 j
sank into thai easy-chair again and j
thought the Colonel BnttKlled."
Then, thero was u bountiful mid- j
day meal, ami Just as the sore and ?
weary son-in-law was meditating, up?
on, the pleasure ol ...nap tlo- Colonel'
entered again.
I '?Nick." said lie, , v, i ho blandly ,.i?i
reassuringly, "we've eaten so heartily ,
wu must have a little walk "
j "Now, I 'couldn't admit I was n I
i mollycoddle: could I.'' asked Mr. Long-!
, worth in telling his tale,
i ".lust a short walk, we'll t.ii;. It
,lclsurely." sold tho Colonel as liuj
Started out. ".Sny, about four lllllcH I
an hour."
The two walked fo: four hotiis, uiid I
at the end of thai time had covered
j seventeen inlW s Almost tearfully ;
Mr. Long worth spoke of ft "Relieve
me, it was the inn*! miserable Christ
|maa 1 eVei put In; hut u 1 ?vi-r am]
fool enough again to go there for a
holiday tho first Democrat that
catches mo In the open may shoot mo
on eight, and I'll never prosecuto hltu
for murder."
And yhllo It Is not stated, Is
thoroughly boliovablc that on tho same
day the Colonel wroto a half dozen
Outlook editorials, road three Hun?
garian books on the slmplo Ufo und
wrote letters of communoVatlon to the
author of each, finished another chap?
ter of his book of bird studies,
Wroto n hundred more pages of his
autobiography with ton thousand
"I's" In it, put eight more ineii in tho
Ananias Club, pounded tho punching
bag for two hours and then fall
nsluep rereading one of Ida congres?
sional messages
That was u very tilting and alto?
gether commendable way In Which
President Alderman, of tho University
of Virginia, greeted his university
mon In the New Veer's Issue of Col?
lege Topics:
"X send to College Topics, us the
organ of student public opinion, und
to tho students of the university of
nit departments und schools, greet?
ings of faith and good will for 1912.
? ..my the immemorial ruusonuble
uuss. good feeling and sympathy bo
tweon students and teachers continue
to govern our lifo In the your before
us as in the years that have gone by.
"May the discipline and value of
hard work appeal to tho understand
Itig, and the dignity and beauty anil
glory o? scholarship tottelt tue Imag?
ination of the youth assembled here. !
"May loyalty t., alma mater and]
service to too State guido and inform j
student llfu and conduct.
"Mny honor, as of old, shine upon
this ucademlc village, giving light to j
our foet, integrity to our plans and |
success to our labors."
xnut is a line Ideal to inspire, to i
guide, to uplift and to .icarton the |
torttinato ones for whom It was In?
tended.
New York policemen aro wearing
dress suits to catch street beggars,
und it is bard to tell whether a Now
Yorker in his swallow-tail Is a club?
man, a waiter or a policeman.
I Queries and Answers J
v\ tu?..mi i burvbllln. ,
Are there two persons of the name
Winston Churchill? I'loase tell mo
Something about him or them. |
M. C. 11. !
Winston Churchill yas boru In St.
Louts. November 10, 18TX, son of fckl
wut'd Spauidtng Churchill, of Portland.
Me., and l?milta Bell Ilia lue, of t-T:
Louis, In I $96 he married Mabel 11.
nail, of St. Louis, and bad two ehll
dri it. lie was educate.i at r-'uittn
Academy, St. Louis, und graduated
from, tlio Uuitod States Naval Academy
in I SIM. lie was the editor of the
Army and Navy Journal, of New York,
In 1894, managing editor of the Cos- |
inopolliati Mngav-tnc in l>member of'
tin. New Hampshire Legislature in 1903
and 1905, candidate for Governor of]
New Hampshire of the Lincoln Rj?
Publican Club on the reform platform
in 1006. Ills home Is at Windsor, Vt, |
Ut. Hon. win-ton Leonard, Spencer
Churchill was born November 30, ISM,
eldest son of the lute HL lion. Lord
Randolph Churchill, third son of Ihel
seventh Duke gt Mnrlborough. Ho!
mti cried Clemen tine, daughter of tho)
late Colonel Sir II. M Hosier. Me wan
Under Seen iury of State for the Col?
on!. . ill PRIC-l'.'"*.
Nn Pot eon's Son.
Did Napoleon I. of Prance ltave a
son'.' If s.o. who was the mother and
when did tho son die? P. G.
lie had one s.ui. Charles Francis
.loHcph Napoleon, Duke of Reichst?dt,
horn March 20. 1S11; died July St,
1S3*J. His mother was> Maria Louisa
of Austria. Napoleon's second wife.
Silvering ii Mirror.
What is the formula for prcclpitat
lna nit rate ut silver on glas.-, to inn K c
it mirror'.' O. D.
Mix 90 parts, by measure, of Rocheile
salts at I.SO specific gravity with 900
parts .ii distilled Wutor and boil these
in .i Husk: drop In ." parts of nitrate of
liver, specific a:.-.vlty of 1.18, and boll
again. Thn- solution can be bottled
and kepi for any length of lime. An?
other tluiil has to bo prepared by mbl
intr ammonia to ii solution <>f nitrate oi
sT.vor until tie precipitate is entirely
dissolved, littering anil diluting one
part of it with l"" of water, for use,
put euttul part- of ihd two preparations
in a suitable vessel, clean tho glas<
w?-ii. and Immerse, it in the mixture
until sulllelciiily routed. Tho coating
..: silver should be protected with a
eon I of lite varnish.
? onacrve F?'rcal Hill Park.
To the Kdltor of The TImcs-Dlsputcli:
Sir,--Heading In your edition of De?
cember l" a piece written by a resi?
dent of Woodland Heights, I am con?
strained lo add my word also of Pro?
tist at tho excavation for grnvei ami
other damage lining done the natural?
ly pretty park at Forest Hill,
I mil a frequent visitor at Forest
Mill, having in l ie tt n practice for
sev. ra! years i" go to that park regu?
larly. I urn alv ays benefitai by the
fresh air and splendid spilng water
I .hi. an ndniirer of tho beauties i-i
nature, ami Hie natural beauty of this
pair: Is, or I should say. used lo lie
vi ry Inspiring and exhilarating Now.
however, .: change Is inking place, and
it Im not for the better. Unless eon-'
verted action I.- taken soon, by the
combined residents and property bwn
? i W.Hand Heights and Forest1
lill, iliuntiRc will bo done thai wil| be
Iri eparablc.
Th ? p
admit.
? ii igei'S of the park.
:t a lol of money and
MoVo the place and
Abe Martin
ichors have no favorites In th'
?? >i.\poi.r. Bvcr'buddy-thlnks
? ? Kerr is s.-llin' minlu' stock
* -use in,.* iU kind an. affablo.
A BOY IN WINTER-TIME.
By John T. McCutcheon.
(Ooyrrt#Ml 1?3: Dt 'otaii T. M*Outob?os. ]
"CorTM mmt Harry orp. /V/kr./ Tr\a hound, hate /ound rAe fru*//"
hnvo improved it In a way. but it hasi
been at the expense of its natural I
beauty. Tiny have Improved It for
their own purpose (thu malting oi '
money), regardless ol the wlshus oil
the public to whom H wa? dodlcuted
and to wliom It really belongs.
The excavation should be stopped,
He unsightly and dangerous truck ex?
tending to the gravel bed, over which
we have 10 pass In going to and from
the springs, should be tukeu up and
Ilvese defacements obliterated as
nearly us possible by replaitlitl ; grass
and wild llowers.
The management of the park shou'u
be in the nuiids of some one who rap-]
predates nature, and who can ussist
natury-ln muklng uml retaining Hilt a|
natural park, such as It was Intended
It should be. It should be maintained
at the expense of the cl ?' or Ihu
property owners of that sv.etlo:-.. und
should ho used exclusively for the good'
of the public und not the enrichment oi !
a few individuals us at present.
A LOVIS? OF FOltKJST I ULI..
llrunnwlck Tftses.
To ike Editor 01 rue 'limes-Dispatch:
Sir, ?1 read your editorial in yester?
day's. Times-Dispatch lit regard to
tax laws. I note wliul you ttuy In
reg und to Drunswick county, winch is
entirely true, und I wn.ni you to teil u-:
througn youi coiumna wny tin- is am.
where redress can bo hud. I um u
iHiid-owucr in Brunswick county, and
llnd that our taxes are so raised every
year taut it is almost Impossible
pay the tax.'S, and don't see Wat iny
property has uuvuiiccd ul all. Had!
a letter from Mr. K. K. Turnbull, til '
l.iwrencevilie. N u., in which lie uuld I
"he did not believe six farms in lip j
county would briny assessment." I
have written him in regard to the
matter. .Now, kindly tell me what is
the mutter, people, ail over the count)
lira kicking, end there must be. sumu
thlng wrong. I never hear from oui 1
ussessor. Is it proper for lilm to as- I
seus properly without notifying tlio I
property-holders? Now, her.: In Not
towiiy, where I reside. I own a house
and lot, and both county and town 1
taxi's have increased mighty mar
one-third more. .Vy home Is not a !!::.
one. but comfortable, and in a dcslr
?ulllo part of the town. The school*
and other things are putting ili?? lax
payers where they can't make the
tuxes on the properly and live. I ami
a widow with two children to earc for i
and educate, and It is something ler- 1
rlblc how ?v.; are overtaxed. Let "s j
hear trom you very soon along this |
line. MKS. M. I
Uluclfstone.
For Harmon.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: j
fjlr,?Could a plain old voter, who |
wants nothing and expects nothing i
from party have a say.' ll looks lo j
lllb that tin; next President will come
from Ohio; not that Ohio can furnish;
good ones: in fact, not near so good
as Now York or Virginia: We will !
think "f Jefferson, Itoosavelt, and |
Cleveland, w,ho stood for all sort of ;
people and all kinds of religion. Now, I
you can trot out independents, Insur- I
gents, progressives, recall free siivei
and all tile other issues. The fact Is !
apparent that either Harmon or Tal! i
will be the next president. Dlx, Of
New York, might torn the trick, hill
Ohio bus the twenty-lwo counters ami :
the vote getter. Any of the other
candidates would do, and look well Iii
second place. Harmon came in on a
presidential year ahead of his ticket.
Tw,o years later lie was a clear winner,
and ii looks io me, with Harmon first,
let him make tin.' platform: revlsi
tariff downward on whai the rich
manufacturers huvc to sell and up?
ward on what the poor rnau has to sell
?bis labor: charge ?600 on emigration,
and tlierob) lesson the cost uf living.
It Is not necessary that our country
should bo overcrowded; save ??<? little
patch for natives.
1 have reason to think the primary
election is bad polities: also a can?
didate running around the country
advertising himself creates ? class or
boomers who will yell for him if the
parly goes to Iho devil.
Ii. A. COYNER.
Clifton Forge.
La iViaiquise de Fontenoy
COUNT PAUL KKQLISVICM, who
arrived in New Voi le two of line.
di.ys ago, as n steerage pas?
senger, on board Ciorinan Huer,
With a thousand crowns m his pocket,
n monocle in in? eye. und won ring
while spats, greutiy mystifying I he.
Immigration authorities at Kills In?
land, is the ron of ih? late Couiit
AclnlbV rl Kcgio.vlch von Ktiy.ln. anil
of h!<! wife, who WliS Countess Helen
Hnitliynny. the< is to say, liaunhte.
of a family which has played a v'erj
great role in Hungarian history. Tliere
are two branches of this ancient house
of K tfglovieh. The liungarlan line re?
ceived Its title of count as far luck
us In 1687; Count Paul belongs to the
Hungarian line, and was born a!
Poslh in I s ^ 7. lie is unmarried. The
Croatian lino received Its title of count
in I 70S. and will become extinct on
the death of old Count Oskur. who is
e?3 of the gieoj. territorial magnates
of Croatia, and occupies n seal in the
Hungarian House of J^.iii.s.
Ills naino came in for a good deal|
of unenviable notoriety some ilrno ago,
in connection with his stepson, Ciexa
Kcgltvich - Mattuchlch. Tin latter is
n son of the Countess Kegjevlch, by
lier Iii si nurii^'i-, with a man ot the
name of Mattachlch. Count 1 ?' ? i
udoptcil him, and so gave Mm the
right to bear the name of Keglevlcli
Mattachlch, though not tho iitl<> of
conn:, which he could not transmit to
hlui. This t-i' 7.a Keglovlch-Multachleh.
captain of all Austrian cavalry rogl
mehl, was the cuuso of the downfall of
Princess Louise of Belgium, eldest
daughter nl King Leopold, and wife
oi I'rlnce Philip of Coburg. She was
banished by lOnrperof Francis Joseph
from the court of Vienna for her Han
rant Intimacy with Mm. Then >hei
eloped with him to Nice, and there tlu-yj
became Involved in dishonest i|nahclul
transactions and charges of forging
the hiiniu of th, cx-Crown Piin?css
Stephanie of Austria to notes, which
resulted in the princess being lodged
In an insuno asylum for a number of
year?, while her companion was con-!
damned by ?< military tribunal to a
term of penal servitude. After the
man had served a portion ot his time
he was released, and then act to tyork
to h. Ip tbe princess to escape. It has
been owing to her refusal to part com?
pany with him, after thut had been
accomplished and her insistence on
keeping him in her entourage, thai ha?
le, i her to be completely ostracised
by the reigning houses of Europe, arid
to lie deprived of all the financial ad?
vantages, and the honors which she
would otherwlsi enjoy at tile hands of
the reigning house of Holglum and ot
other courts. -*>' th.- present moment
vho Is virtually an outcast, thank.-, to
her at social Ion with Mm.
Miss Snrii.i Waul, grandchild or
that C San ford, of New York, who
amassed a fortune In building Argen?
tine InIIroads, and daughter of Her?
bert Ward, bus followed tin- example
of her younger sister, in marrying an
englishman, for -lu. hr*s become the
wife of Colvllll Adrian Barclay. ;,. ,?
letary of the British legation at
BUehniest, and younger brother ,,f Sir
David Barcluy, twelfth buronei of his
line, wlios..- marriage, contracted twen?
ty yonrs ago, has remained childless.
So (hat Colvllle Bar. lav. who Is forty
two years of atre. stands n fair cllunca
? ?I succeeding to the baronutey, which
iva created IB Charles II. as .1 n
ward for the assistance which the
Ballllc Barclay, .if Kdtnburgh, bad
furnished to tin government, In lining
out privateers for servlco ugainst the
Hutch. The Bsrclays, however, traee
their dosceitl much further brich, name?
ly, tu David Bur clay, of Plerston,
Ayrshire, who nourished in the iclgn
of King It.ib. 1 Bruce, and received a
? harter for lands t coin that monarch.
The bride's inlher, Herben Ward, is
now best known us a particularly sue
? 1 ssfui Sculptor, and. tbauka to his
American wife's grent wealth, lives a
llf?- of much luxury in- Paris. Few
people, however, recall that he. was
formerly one of those soldiers of for?
um- who accompanied the laic sir
llcnrv M. Stunley in his Fmln Pnshs
relief expedition, in which be c.
nianded tho rear guard. Unless I am
much mistaken, he l,. lo-dity the only
survivor of that memorable expedi?
tion: and in the deplorable djapiitofl
which followed It, il may In- reinem
bored thai be .sided against Stanley,
bttt.-rly complaining of Ills Meatmen!
by the latter.
Herbert Is an old Mlil-lllllluh. who
ai the age ,,t fifteen b-fi school for
New X.e-iiand. and at seventeen wn!n hi
the service of tin North Borneo* Com
i?iiny. He lind been three times round
-.he world before be wss twenty-one;
Ihd a', the time when ho joined St Uli
?jy'sj expedition in Africa had been
for sovnrnl years in iho service ol
tbe Congo Free Strife, and was thor?
oughly acquainted with 1 In- country!
tnd also with 'In- various languages.
^lanley, in bis 1..H.1; entHJod "I'nrkesl
Africa.'- Imputed ull sorts of blame to
Herbert Ward. Intimating that ho had
regarded him a? a man of great, protn
? b>, but that the latter had not been
fulfilled The records of tho expedi?
tion, liowover, show that Ward inure
jy obeyed the instruction which he had
received from his superior officers in
che expedition j while, the thrilling tab
of his descent of the Congo from
titanic) Calls. In thirty-live days.
?Hunt.-. In a canoe, bears full testlmon>
10 his resourcefulness and courage-.
Incidentally, I may mention that til*
Waul who Is widely known oh the
Continent us "Lord tidmund Ward," 01
?*lx?rd Edmund Oranvllle," Is not reul
ly it member ot the Hngllrh peerage,
and never makes use of the titles
?iiloli arc conceded to him by Con?
tinental hotclkeopers antl others, who
Imagine that by reason of Ins great
wealth he tan be nothing olto than a
lord He is. In fact, the eldest son
vi Dr. "Ideal'' Ward, the dlsclph ??!
Cardinal Kewmun, and the Intimate
friend and associate of the poet Tenny?
son, Who balled hlni 111 Vcrfc as the
"m<jst generous of Ultramoiitancs.
!!? lives almost entirely on tin- Coil
tllicnt, but has great estates in F.JIE
liitid, and owns a considerable portion
of tin Isle of Wight, where be placed
one of his country scaw. known, as
Northwood, at the disposal of tin
Di n< limine convent, after its cxpulsh
from SolusmCS, In France Among it'
Inmates arc several royal princesses.
Iiissmuch as Americans. In spending
the spring in Paris und in Home, an
Ikell io meet a young fellow win
beard the name of the Cum lb d'Ocltar
itz. it may be us ivvll to explain thai
ihle la tho title which has been adopted
by tin. eldest oon of Klrig Peter oi
?orvlu, who, in consequence of his ab
leg? i ungovernable temper, ot his at
litudo of hostility towards Austria
ami towards his father's ministers arid
advisers, surrendered his position ot
crown prince to his younger brother.
Alexander While every kind of of
fenso bus been laid at the door of the
ex-crown prince, especially by tho Sei -
vlan and Austrian newspapers. It is
probable that there has been a good
deal of exaggeration and prejudice, the
attacks upon his churaotor originating
wiili members of the Austrian pros"
wh? were awaro of his hostility to the
Dual' Hmplrc: and with tho regicid'
entourage of the King. In fact, it Is
a point In the ex-crown prince'a favor
that one of the principal sourcca bl
his differences with his father, and
with in- bm.-r's government, was hif
publicly displayed loathing and abhoi
renee of the dignitaries of his fathers
gourl "I the army, and of the navj.
Who hull taken personal part 111 the
shocking murder of King Alexander
am! tiuet-n Drugii. The ex-crown prince
COilSld.ercd the presence of these people
In any officio) capacity at tho court
of Itelgrado as a national disgrace: an
opinion which Is shared to tills day
by most deccht-nilhded people, in and
? nit of Scrvla.
Strangely enough, the tx-crown prince
seems lo have made a great hit with
the King and Queen, of Italy, whose
nephew In- Is. bis mother having been
tin- eldest sister of Qucon Helen. A:
llieir invitation, ho spent the Christmas
and New year holiday.-; with them,
and made many friends, both at tin
court of the Qulrlltul and In Hornau
society. He lom now been invited to
??lav with his grandfather, the. King ot
Montenegro, at Celtlnje, where his fa?
llier has never been a welcome guest.
If he manages to create an good at.
Impression there us at Home and at
Paris, where Ik- Is attending the
School of War, or Staff College. he
will undoubtedly be passed on to St
Potershurg, ami' then an attempt will
'?? made to reinstate Mm In his for?
mer position us crown prince, which his
younger brother, Alexander, a quiet,
studious, rather retiring youth, who
has always remained on most affec?
tion-He terms with him. Is only too
anxious to restore 10 him.
(Copyright, I l?l 2, by the rtrentwood
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