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Stualneee Office.SU B. uun Stxcea. ?oath lllchtnon?.10? Hull Street ?'?lor.burt Buie?.u....lO? N. Sycamore Btieet iVjrechburg- Bureau.u? Klabta street BT MAIL Ob* Six Three Oni l'OSTAOE PAID Tear. Mn. Mo*. Mo. Dally with suneey.M.ea ?.o? |i.w> .w ?elfy without BuaSey.... IM *.? LW .? fuoday edition oaly. 2-W 1.0C .H tfsekly (Wtdscaday). Li? .fr? .x By TIrnH-Dlipatch Carrier Delivery Ser Tlte In Richmond (mod ivburbi) and PS uribnnj- Oer Weal Dailjr with SuadOT. 16 centi ] Daily without Sunday. 10 cents Sunday only. I centi XoUred January IT, INS, et RlchmoDd, Ve>, aa second-olaae matter under act ot Coogre? ot March s, tyja MONDAY, january 15. 1p12. DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS. Both those who listened and thojo who spoko at the Jackson Day han-i quet took It for granted that tho Democrats were sure to win in tho ! nest election, and, indeed, al) signs at present point thut way; hut a popular | majority of 1,250:000 is not easily over- 1 come, and Mr. Taft'a plurality in ipos | was more than that. This means that : Democrats will have to chnngo 600,000' votes If tho nominee of tho Democratic ! party la to bo elected In November, ' 1?12. Id the electoral college of ipos the Democrats had 162 vote's; since then Arlsona and Now Mexico have been made States, and In 1012 the: Democrats will require 2b6 votes if they arc to have a majority in the, electoral college. Xn commenting on there facts, the New York World saya: "This la U'ue. In comparison with Demcoratio opportunity, Mr. Bryan waa lndoed a weak candldato, but Mr. Bryan polled 6,409.104 votes. This was j 1,300,000 more than Judge Parker polled In 1904. It was 802,186 mors than tho Cleveland vote In 1S92. It has baen exceeded only by the vote for Mr. Bryan hlmsolf In 1896." Even with Mr. Bryan out of tho naming: even granting that Harmon Is nominated and that Mr. Bryan sup? ports him oordlally and without re aervo, there are yot enormous Repub? lican majorities to ba overcome. In 1 1804 Rooaevolt received a plurality of s,s45,S1B; In 1900 McKlnley'a plurality was 849,790; and in aplte of the onor- j mous vote polled by Bryan in isps ; MoK!d1?7*B Plurality was 601,854. The1 great Democratic landslide ot 18p2 only swept Cleveland into power with a plurality of 380,810, and oven so the , plurality against Cleveland In 18SS was only 98,ooo. : Since 1896 Republicans have polled! more then 7.000,000 in every olection. Beginning with 7,107,000 in 1896, the popular vote for the Republican party haa grown to 7.678,000 In 1p0s for Taft; and though Taft Is a weak candi? date and was running against Mr. Bryan, yet Taft received more popular votes than Roosevelt did when he ran j against Parker In 1004. I The Demoorata may well ?><- confl-j dent about the coming election, but: they have no reason to expect a walk over. A BnX'TAD BLUE) LAW. That waa a horrible story which th? people of the country rend yes? terday concerning tho merciless whip? ping of two prisoners at the county j workhouse In Wilmington, Del. with their arms tied to the arms of wooden crosg and w,!th their backs bared to iMtlng wlndB and tho sting| ef the mow, In this fearful w<athcr. three two helpless wards of thei State were brutally end merci? lessly lashed, -Suffering fearfully from the cold and (s/ocn the stinging wounds ! of the whip, these men staggercS back to tholr cells, one with forty lashes,! one with tv-fsnty, half-conscious, with j their Uvea endangered by tho terrl-ble torture and exposure to which they had been subjected. The heavy leather strap with Its nine rasping thongs had dons its work. In his f'ir-llned 1 oat, the warden wleldc-d The lash, tak- i tag care that the whip should strike those poor bodies at an angle so that the narrow edge would cut deep. There was "a perfect crlll ef em? bossed flesh." saye the account, w.hi 11 the dirty deed was dor.-- When (hcs? men had been beaten almost Into In sensibility and th<- law a Mat 00 with blood, they were sent hack to their cells, with heavy, coarse undershirts drawn over their ihllstcrcri, raw huck? Whether the;, received onj further curt or medical attention i> doubtful -vh.it cares the Stale of Delaware, hnvinu exacted Its damnable .lue. ?vi. these, men die of cold or ?-. ? It is shameful that in a free country such nn outrage should take p|nc< under color of law'. T?i si- men bail broken the law. t-it lhe> had liiheti no life, shed no human blood. Tbl* Is an enliphteneeJ age- It i> well for Man? kind that brutal blue hav almost vanished, and that the .- ? en punish? ments of th<- Puritan arc kr.a? n iio longer. The whipping lav In Delaware Is s horrible anomaly tnd the blood boilings and disgust which this one incident hat Incited have done the Stute of Delaware more harm than Its whip? ping lew; have over t'onc it good, f seems str?ng" that In one of the old? est States this . rucl relic of tin ila.Vfj, of the Inquisition should remain. If Delaware would" be eonslHlont. let li bring back the stake. th< Ma! ? flrc. the ducking stool, the lion maiden and the exquisit? toriures --f thi brirk Ages, for these are nt .complement? "f the red leather lips of/ the cat-o'-nine? tails. The State has a right to punish Its criminals rwarouaMy. but i>o( 1? shed fh.-ir blood 'save In . iff : , .i , in a Christinn civilIxntioti sh>- .vh pp post Is ail ou(rage. Thla Moody, biutlsb process of Delaware makes snen ar.arclilstK and mui..< ?, wbb leav< ? tHelr cells cursing tho State and ro solving to hnve revenge upon It In some form or another. A prisoner ta human, he may ho a social outcast, but ho still has a henrt und a BOUli and no part of society has tho right to torture hint as It might a wild animal. "O judgment! thou art fled to bruttoh beasts." Euglahd still lashes a few of her criminals, the terror of the knout lives in Itussln; but Delaware alone retains the whipping post |n this enlightened nation. The whip Is the disgrace? ful hat sinister across Delaware's escutcheon. Is there no Tortla there to cry out thnt though the pound Of flesh be due. no tttltlng or blood wns "nominated In the bond"? BAIMtlXn TUM I.OIIBYIST. Delegate Martin Williams performed an excellent public service In causing the rules of the House to be so amended as to exclude from the floor nl) paid lobbyists. The House adopted this rule unanimously, and It is to be hoped that It will be vigo? rously enforced against all those who violate it. The amendment applies to. among others, those who have, by pres? ent or past public service, gained the privilege of admission to the floor of the House, but who have abused that privilege. What should always be re? garded as an honor has been converted by some into a money-mttklns device. R'ormer members und officers havo taken advantage of this priviiosc ns pa id lobbyists, and have lobbied for special interests in an open and shame? ful way. The new title bars thesa sal tiricd abuseis of an honorable custom, and the whispering attorney of this or thai private Interest can no loiiKCi' uc fcat measures of public interest by using the fact of his former service ns a pass whereby to reach on the lioor some who are "not with us,'' and pos- | slbly change the result of a vote. There have been boiiio glaring cases ol j this abuse of the floor privilege, and ] tho session of 191" furnished rump. HOUSEKEEPING AND OTTIXISNSMIP. In a rocr.nl address before the Con? necticut federation of Woman's Clubs, .Mrs. Henry Wade Rogers, wife of the1 dean of tho Vale law school, doelaved there Is vital necessity for recognis? ing "the need of something radical be? ing done when we come to kuow the multitude of underfed, overtoil and badly fed people, the wreckage of homo fife from bad home niniiHgcitient. the lock of knowledge of money values as related to food, to shelter, to cloth? ing and to other household demands." This declaration was Introductory an argument by th* speaker that lt might become Imperative for the Stale to rcejuire thBt woman show tjualltlca tlons for housekeeping In order to ob? tain license to mnrry. At first blush a somewhat radical proposition that. It strikes us. Arid yet. If not, why not? we ask. without, however, essnj Inc. to answer. The Indianapolis Mows, like ourselves, | wns Impressed with the declaration, and while, also llko ourselves, It would | rather not commit Itself olthor Ihr aniltnarriage license suggestion,] uses Mrs. Rogers'* "Indictment" to point a moral In another direction. following the observation that wo? men plead for the ballot on the. ground j that il would be for the benefit of the | nation, our Indianapolis contemporary expresses the opinion that Mrs. RogerF is rieht In h?>r argument, by unavoid? able und logical Implications, thai good housekeeping Is Indlssolubly bound up with good citizenship. It Is only a matter of broad*nine In reasoning en? tirely warrantable by analogy, the ap pl'ration of her doctrine. The N'ews deplores the obviou? and Increasing deterioration of good house? keeping, as embracing the ills Mrs Rogers cites, the results of which are nil too frequently seen "in men's being1 driven to the dogs or to financial dis? tress by home conditions," and thinks that, after all, woman may have over lookcd the great part she has to play! in tht nation through remedy In? those conditions. Our cohtbmporary doe? not believe that by addressing herself to the re-1 f?rit}.woman would necessarily be eon- j fined within thr walls of her "old sphere." bin it would like to know ''whether she will not bo better nunl Ifled in a voter, if thai comes. If she Isj fiURlliierl ns n housekeeper." Again wei ask. if not. why not? and even venture so fat Int? this delicate field as to re? mark that the News'* qiiesllon Inir IH-ositC! us (is not altogether Irrclevnhl or barren <u food lor thought from eon! 1 Secure LHe niosj male votes.' Wlisch ta iior. would win ' That which i'otild muster iiie greatest number ??! good housekel pors, .t soc?- without say? ing, .ill iiillucncoj.und arguments other than gustatory to the contrary notwith? standing r.!?? wiuti.vc niiiri'N ciixstitutiox. |t?t\e "a t'lg order on their hands.'' ?||.<y were chosen by popular vote at tm laM election to rewrite the funon n er.tal law of Ohio, which, with it.-: population of. :.llmosl i.?'JO.OOlV ?ranks as (he fourth Stan ? 1.1,t i hinstlt titlu nhtli has lev ri l't modeln ideas In government. A large majority; of Ihe delegates' to this Convention are pledged to tho In? itiative, tho referendum and tho recall. Such direct legislation will unquestion? ably be provided for In- the now or gnnic luw. Hqunl sutrragists say thut weinen will be allowed tho ballot by tho new Constitution, but there la some doubt about this Innovation. These two are said to be the moat Interesting matters to be considered, but the convention will nlr.o take up regulation of the liquor tratllc, home rule for cities, prison contract labor, abolition of the Governor's veto pow? er, revision of the machinery of the courts, giving heads of State deport? ments tin- right to seats in the Legis? lature without the right to vote there, in. a six-year term for the Governor, the use of voting machines, compulsory arbitration in all Industrial pursuits ai d many other vital mutters, which It is thought can he bettor llxcd by the Constitution than by Hie statute law. There ur< many judges among the rliiegaiv :.-! these men. because Ihe judiciary in Ohio is elective, are thought to be tu close touch with popular sentiment, li is assure.I thai whatever Ihe constitutional convention does, it will not be reactionary. Who; ttici the new Stale charter will please the poopie will be settle.1 by mein next fall. AHM VOI Kill < AT I*-11 ? Not so very long ago a lecturer at the University Club of Chicago handed out one huhdied typewritten sh et- to as many men in the audience. These sheets contained twenty questions, rind the loeturer declared that if any gen? tleman present coiiid answer .ill these questions correctly he. mlislit look upon himself as an educated man "Other? wise," advised tie lecturer, "he' Pud better go hack and take a post-grad? uate course for fear that his college degree might receive the recall." These wero the questions: 1. Name the VIce-PrOBldent ot the United States. 2. Namo the Treasurer of the United States. 3. Name the conductor of the Kew i York Symphony Orchestra. , 4. Name the leader of Tammany Hall. 5. Name your Congressman. K. Who is Hugo Munsterburg'.' 7. Who was Sir Christopher Wren? 8. Who Is Mi Baba?' P. What is the Pentateuch? 10. What Is seismograph? 11. What is a clevis? 12. How many Justices are th?re on the bench of Ihe Supreme Court vof tho United States? 13. Name five of them. 14. Who said "The child is father of the man"? 16. Who said "The groves were God's first temples"? Hi. Who said "Once more unto the breach, dear friend.*, once more"? 17. Who wnn Mommsen? 15. Who Is president of the Lake Shire, rtallroad? 19. What is the fourth city In size in the United States? 20. What Is a preposition? All the men to whom these questions wer? pnt were college graduates, i Forty-ono of them Te-ad the questlona over and gave them up. The other thirty-nine filled cut answers. Not one man answered all the queries correctly, and very few g-avo correct answers to any of them. The Montgomery Advertiser donbta ;f tho:-e are six men in the United States outside of active collogu pro? fessors who oould answer offhand every ono of theae queries?If there is a member of Congress who could do It ??If any Govsrnor could do It. Doubt? less our oontemporary Is right Tho questions are too rigid. The standard Is too high and false. No set of questions aver determined whether a :nan was educated or not?mBiiy a brilliant man "dunks" his colleso sx nmlnatlons. despite the fact that ho is well and broadly educated. rut: c;ovi:nNons and thk c<?.\ ykntio... 'If John Hancock?he who wrote his name on tho Declaration of In dopendenco so large that King George HI- could read it acruss the ocean? could drop into the Democratic Na? tional Convention in Baltimore on Juno .6. his Ideas ol tho important e of the office of Governor of a State would he Interesting t-> note." says the Maeon Telegraph, 'the Georgia newspaper, usually accurate 'h his? torical matters, falls into the error ol saying that when President George Washington toured the country in ?S9, Hancock, then Governor of Mns-: sHChusctts, had such an exalted opln-l ion of his ofiice that he refused to call on tin- Chief Magistrat? of the republic when tho latter arrived in I Hosten Hum.U relem:..1. apologized, und later appeared in person to pay bl.v respects to the President. Ilnn ? m it did not esteem tho governorship above ihn presidency?-be was piqued! because he had not boon made Presi? dent Instead of Washington There' has. however, been a distinct drill away from the old Id. a of the Im? portance of tlo- governorship. In the old days in -the south, a statesman preferred the governorship to unj other ofiice save tie- presidency, but that day has passed. in the Baltimore convent ton there he. it is expected, seven Governors socking the presidential nomination They arc: Governor*, l ost;, or Massa? chusetts: Baldwin, of Connecticut; Dlx, ? if New York: Wilson, of Now Jersey; llilrinon. of Ohio: Marshall, ol Indiana and Burke, of North Dakota, There \ in' lie In ih( lot ohf ex ?Governor, l? iIi. ot .Ml.->o-.:i Ylil.- Is ihe liirg* , ? <. number ever aspir'ng :,i one. con? vention, und it Is Interesting lb ioOW bad; into Ho- past and sei- how Gover? nor.-- have fared in tln-lr ambitions to the hlgnosi Ollice. In the land. Seither Washington nor Adams wue a Governor. Jefferson was Uo'vqrnoi Uefore ilie adoption ot id- national Constitution, .lames .Mi.lino- was the Ural l*rcsldohl iviib had III led liiir of? iice of Governor. The next Governor to become Prcsi ?1! In dent was Martin Van Buren In 1886. Harrison was a territorial Governor, und ho wo? succeeded by .lohn Tyler, who had been Oovernor. .lames K. 1'olU was ;i Governor, but Plllmorc, als successor, wob defeated for oovernor of Now York a. few year.* bolore. Then came a long line of non-(!ovrrnor Presidents: Pierce. Buciiannn. Lincoln and Grant. Johnson had been both a civil and a military Governor, i>ut he was not elected President In iM'i the light was bei ween two Governors ?Tilden and Hayes, in 1881 t tic next Governor elected was Grover Cleveland, lie was detailed in 1NSS for Governor by Harrison, win, hail i been defeated for the governorship of; Ohio by ?nine .leans'" Williams. In l?s>ii. McKinley, un ex-Governor, wns! elected, and he was succeeded bj cx-| Governor lloosevelt. Among the Governors w do were! nominated tor President u *d dele were Cuss, Seymour und Tilden. in Hit nominating conventions Governors have not lured no well. Hie long list of men who hiive been Iiiebented t conventions only to fall of the desired end are- many famous mimes. including .Many, Wright. | ttewnrd. Ponton. I lofi man. Hill, j Plower. Morion un-' Hughes, ??!? Sew, Vork: Cbtise. Allen. Poraiicr, Campbell and Houdley, of uhlo: llendricks, Mor-I ton. Ptilrbanks. Gray und .Matthews.' .if Indiana. CUItlll. 11 a it rail 11, Ult? I Pattlsou. of Pennsylvania; Moths' and] bnotv, of Iowa; Parker, 61 New I Orsoy*; Jewell, of Connecticut; L.i tSiilelie and P.hsk. ..r Wisconsin; .lohnson. ol Min ticsotii; Tlllinan, of South Carolina; Peniioyer, of Oregon, find mull} others whose rote went in the "scattering" column. Before the timi>s ot conventions, the Clintons, ol New York, belli George and DeWllt. secured nominations from tho caucus, but failed to so: the' re? quired electoral votes. The Governors. It will be seen, are not an especially favored class, bull some of them have become President,! and In thnt fact lies tho hope of thoi septet whose names will probably J go before the Democrats nt Baltimore,] Charloltesvllle is eonsldorlnc the question of municipal government. At the regular meeting of tho Chamber of Commerce of that city this month Professors Bidgood. TTur.le;.- nnd Kent, of tho University of Virginia, will dis? cuss municipal government, and the Charlottesvlilo Progress saye that thia will be "one of the most Interesting and Important meetings" the chamber has ewer held. If Charlottcrvll'e would I try the commission form of govorn- J mor.t, the experiment would he benefi? cial to the city Itself, as well ns most educative to the entire State. Tho Al hemnrlc county at-at would have tho adv.intago of expert advice from ex? pert's In government at tho university, nnd tho change would bring about much good. Ruch a stop would put 1 Charlottosvllle In tho front rnnk progressive Virginia oltla? of ; It seems aj If the high cost of llvln.q is bringing about a renaissance of rice. The Boston Globe Is advising its read? ers that a pound of rlca contains a.-t much nourishment ns ?everal pecks of potatoes, and "the supply Is ample. ' I'.'rhaps some day this will be a rlce t'd nation?If so, all the hotter. I Voice of the People .No Woman's taiud. When but a hoy in my teens 1 had a passion [or scenes And sights of other lande. Which otteutimes feii In my bunds. Among the res! 1 earn.; across Was one that put trie to a los?:. And filled me, .il* John Bun.vau nays in Pilgrim's Progress, with ?amaze." 'Twos eslt'd, so all might understand. By a strange title?No Man's Land. And then I thought there sure nuint be Some other land beyond the sea. To balance It. on other hand, There .^nre must be No Woman's Lend. A and where men. aye, man uone, :-Us undisputed on the throne. Without a brat or woman nie Ii To "put a finger In file pie." Well; as 1 sold; I thought and thought, 1'nlil a dream the answer brought. One night as on my " inch 1 lay I drcnm'd that I was far iiway In country strange and poor and mean With hot a woman to be seen. About the houses everywhere Wert sighs enough she wasn't ilnre. Th? yards were full uf weeds, the gates Wort off their hinges, broken plates And cups and saucers, cans galore And other rubbish at the door. Tin- hogs were rooting up the ground In yard, and all. the house around. The house itself whs full of dogs. Whose business to bite the hogs, Or frighten them with canine roar Prom boldly coming thro' the door. Well. I was hungry iniu began ? To suffer with the "inner man." So to h door I bravely went In search of drink and nourishment. I klioek'd and nt the door was met Hy one I never can forget. Ho seom'd Indeed to In- n man. Abe Martin !MAi? IUF0R1 /Uiy unaur. r.r Xtririoil on iyt f-AR r of rut iva it ? " ? Uife Bud say- In never realizes he' married tin ho nets u circular from tailor. Oi.' lb* worst things sbOtl rlcrkln' Is lh' folks that drum on I counter. "IS THERE A COOLNESS BETWEEN THEM?" _ By John T. McCutcheon. _ [Occyrttrbt! 1918: Br Jotra T. McOottto?n. 1 But where dirt stop'd and mun began TV/are hard tu tell, but anyhow I I nt In a land of wonders now. 1 could not tell, could only guces, J Whether Iiis visage or bin dress n-avo greater tokens of distress. IIIh toes were out. his board unshorn. His pants unpatch'd. Ills coat all torn; I lit a ringer nails were lung and blue, The dirt beneath them raua'd 'ho hue.' Ilia face and hands 'twere vain to hope Had water known, or dronm'd of soap l'-or many a day, but I must close This category, and dispose I Of other things that came to foie Whllo 1 w,as standing at the door. ( I wan bo mov'd j aslt'd him Whore I Mis wife could ho; ho gave a ntarr That forthwith made mo roe.li/... In asking thin I was not ?-lo?. And thus he spoke: "My friend 1 see, Hut Buch a question put to rr.e You've lost your bearings, latitude; So I will ton you. making pond By explanation making clear Tho strangeness of surroundings here. Some years apo a band of men Got frlghtcn'd by '? erov.ins?hen ' Presum't] 'twas sign of horrid luck. So on a proposition struck To Blloneo them in ev'ry State, Or else urao met, to migrate. And so. when woman stouter grew. For female suffrage also 'crow,' The '.llg' was up and here we catuo Tncrens'd by nil who hn<i a claim. The woman-haters, cynics bluo. The pessimists all looking through Old spers that ma.de them almost blind. And twenty years at least behind Tho ?iro In which they lived In short We broucht nut men of all this sort. And then, to tell the naked truth. Bui few wore left behind, forsooth. "Of course, we hnd no nerd of sehools, For we were educated- -fools. Our theatres they did pay Without a woman at tho play; 1 >ur operas not worth a song. No Patti's wero allow'd nlong. < oir refuge last. It war, the 'club.' The morc's the pity, 'comes the rub,' l*'or In ihe land from which w,c hail. The clui, wn3 never known to fall To furnish refuge from tho tongue, Of which tho poet lately sung. Hut here we are without excuse t>f any kind, but may cut loose. Nor make pretenHe wo have a call When seeing tokens of a squall. Ho when we please, come when we may. Without regard to night or day. "And now the saddoth tale of all - The church and its decline and fall. Of coins-, we brought such preachers here As wero pronounced on Woman's sphere. Who preach'd 'hat she Fhould never stray, But hoop Ot home the live.long day. And cook and darn and patch and mend. This was splendid, world without end. i >;? course, 'twas scandalous for her To - peal.: in church, or e'en aver She hud a message to impart That fairly flam'd within her heart. Nay, more than this, our pa'sJLors said In church work women should not aid In aught or any other way Except in raising preachers' pay. Well, sir. ihe church begun to fall. The preachers rats'd a dismal wall, Sah; tho' they preach'd with willing mind. Thcv couldn't live upon the wind.' Result: Thcv quit, ::nd church is hloekd. And for a yeor Its 'loots are lock'd. The members now no longer pray, But flsh and hunt op Sabbath day. It makes me r.nd, but I recall Wo have'no Sabbath here at all. Wi! send no missionaries here. For all Iho heath. :i folks are near. Arid truth to any. 1 will relnto. We've fallen back t" savage state." He pnus'tl: f veniur'<i to inquire: "Mv friend, now tell me your desire." Hn" look'd ill mo and made reply. ?I have one. I will not deny. When vou go hack will yon not bear from me this, message Of despair. \nd boa the women, one and nil. its to forgive, us to recall. Teil them we'll put up with her tongue we. |'et her vote from sun to sou. Move any fad she's set upon, i'ell her we've-not a placo to sleep. Sc v.- rooms where dusl i? ankle deep: No ulaco to eat. f.a-,.- restaurant. With prices high und victuals scant. \t start, sir tall them one find all That men [oiks here, both great and small. want Referendum and Recall.^_ DXJVATj PORTER. Cascade. A Wiiinan's Pnrtlnc T. a woman whom you love ?o deep and . true. Fell a clamor that turned my heart iiway from you: 'I'h.S smiles 1 won h;u( liol the glow Hint dwelt In thine. Nor have other eyes looked so true and bravely into mine: The flowers bloomed in beauty, vet 'twas strnnc" to See, And golden fruit had not the last'? of i h? t von era \ e I" me: The twilight fell wif-i-rtt the softness of cvenlnc shade. I And from briorht. new things all swVet ne-s acomed. 'nip I Then 1 k-ew voiir raTthfnl spirit was I el mv <lde. I \n.l In taylna "J loved von not." 1 lied- -ves?1 lied. PFRPY M. SHKPH1CP.P. Pilchmond. La Marquise de Fontenoy THE presence In thle country of an; American actress who figured j oh the stage us Ola Humphreys, hut who now styles herself "Princess 11 r.ihlm Hassan," of Egypt. In spite of the fact that hor marriage to the Egyptian from whom she is now part? ed, was never recognized In Egypt, tenders timely a reference to the edict lately issued by the Khedive of Egypt, which rigorously restricts the Inherit nnco of the title of prince to the sons of a IChodlve, and to theIr sons. In order of primogeniture. This decree was Issued f^r the purpose Of putting an end to the ridicule created by the extraordinary number of sol-disant princes end princesses of Egypt, every descendant of th* founder Of the present Khedlvl.il dynasty, namely Mehomct All, not only In the male, but also In the femalo l'ne, assuming the title of prince and princess. Now, Ibrahim Hassan, who married Oln Humphreys at a registry In Eon don, Is not the eldest, hut the second son of the late General Trlnce Hnsrun. n-ho wns brother of Khedive Tewllk, and son of Khedive Ismail. Ibrahim Hassan har therefore no right t" tho title of prince, even according to Egyp? tian law, the title being restricted to hlB elder brother, Prlnco Aziz Hassan. In one word, were the marriage of Ola Humphreys to Ihrahlm Hassan over so legal in tho ayes of the law of her husband's country, she would have no Vestige of right to the title of prin? cess. Moreover, it Is just as well that it rhould be Known that theso titles of prince and princess, authorised by tho Khedive, are of doubtful legality, even at the very beet: at any rate, ns long as Egypt remains part and parcel of the Ottoman Empire, de Jure, and In a measure do facto, since tribute to the tune of $t.000.000 still continues to be paid by tho Egyptian treasury to the Sublime Porte every year. The Khedive If regarded at Constantinople, nnd, In fact, everywhere else In Turkey, as a Vali, or Governor-Gen etal of a province, which lias received by degrees almost complete autonomy, and whose own office has been made hereditary. At the court of tho Sultan, indeed, the Khedive ranks after the ?Viand Vizier, and after tho Grand Eunuch, while his brother, Mehemet All, nnd his cousins, aro not recogniz? ed as "prlnoes." but merely as pashas, or ne beys, according to tho military rank which may have been conferred uron them by tho Khedive, In the name of the Sultan, or by the Sultan himself. This vassalage of tho Khe? dive to the Sultan Is still further em? phasized by tho fact that while every ; potty German sovereign, and even the ' Prince of Monaco, have orders of knighthood of their own to bestow, the Khedive has never been accorded any such privilege. The only orders which lie can confer aro the Turkish Orders of the Osmonlch nnd of tho Medjidleh, :.i,d whenever he grants them to any one. It is always understood that he does so in the name of the Sultan, his intent being to that, effect. In Turkey itself, the titles of prince nnd princess aro restricted to the son? and daughters of tho Sultan, being used as a mere matter of courtesy. They are also extended, in tho same way, to tho,sons of the Padishah, but no', lo the offspring of the kilter's daughters. If the Khedive himself enjoys some personal consideration at Constantinople, it is not because he i.5 the hereditary- Viceroy of Egypt, bui because hi* mother, tho Dowager Kite divah. happens to bo a member of Ihn Turkish Imperial family, of which ho is therefore looked upon as ft kins? man. Only a few weeks ago the newspap? ers announced tho arrival of. a prince in Egypt from Constantinople. Ar, soon las this was known on the shores of the Bosphorus, some excitement cn | sued. It was known that none of tho sons of tho present Sultan had quitted Cmstnntlnople, and consequently It was Immediately assumed that the paragraph must rcfor to some son of ex-Sultan Abdul Hamid, who It wr.s believed might have left for the banks of th? Kile to Intrigue In his father's behalf. There was much telegraphing between the Orand Vizier and the Egyptian government about the mat? ter, until It was finally brought to light by means of Investigation that the prince In question wns merely one of tho remote relatives, some tenth cousin of the Khedive, who had no right whatsoever to the titlo or prim e, e'.ther by Egyptian or by Turkish law, and that ho was ;:n utterly Insigni? ficant Indlvldunl. The Grand Visier thereupon availed himself of the op? portunity to remonstrate very *<^rlot!F 1:- with the Khedive, und with tha Egyptian government, about thin mis? use of the title of prince, nnd laid se? vere etreeis on th* necessity of Insti? tuting Immediately measures to pr" vrnt the usurpation by Egyptians of titular honors that at th<> vry best were restricted to the tiotis of the J=?? I - tan. If l dwell at such length upon this matter, it is because there 1? .- very pronounced disposition In this .coun? try to accord the title of prince to every Egyptian possessed of aro de? gree of affluence who visits thin coun? try, even If he happens to be a Syrian, ti Copt, or a member of any one of those T>evantine rnr*t who do not ad? here to Istam. The sol-dlsant "Prince" Tlgrano. of Egypt, for Instance. Ik a famlllnr Neuro In certain cl.-clos of New York society, and I have known hare i,i New York of an East Indian who tcsed an a rajah, until l| was discov? ered that he was n cook, and an adept a', making curries. Strictly speaking, thrre are only two official titles in Egypt nr.rl In Turkey, namely, tnose of I rishn nnd of bey. There arc threei grades of pasha, corresponding to field marshal, general and major-general, and two i lasses of beys, corresponding: to colonel and lieutenant-colonel. Thoy are conferred upon military men and civilians Indiscriminately, and the pro fix of excellency Is accorded to all tho pashas nnd to the beys of the first das?. Boner Law, who was oleoted tha other day leader of the Unionist part>> in tho place of Arthur Balfour, has' just made e move which indicates thstu despite, all reports to tha contrary, hft expects to hold the position of Prem? ier when the Elbsrais iro ont of office^ Gladstone was the first to Inaugurate a rule, and to rigorously enforce Its, forbidding the members of his Cabinet to rotaln their connection in any busi? ness concern In which thay wore in* terosted, or their sent on the director rite of any company, after being ap? pointed to office. Gladstone argued that the duties of a minister of the ttown and of a director of a company might conflict, and that the enforce-* tiient of the rule was to th? tntsresa both of the government and of the company conoerned, since no mtnlstef could find time to adequately discharge the duties of a. director. 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