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Dr. D. S. Freeman, technical member' of tin State Tax Commission, in hls| Individual report, says on this point: "The investigation of our tax laws has required a mere it less Intimate| study of tile w,orKlng.s of our local! treasurers- offices. Atuch Information j which w.,s necessary tor tue Cornaus- I tlon could only be bad from the local1 treasurers, and much data was avail-j uble in their offices only. The writer | must confess that lie bus boon dts- ; tressed abd alarmed at the conditions! disclosed from the reports of some local treasurers. It Is often Impos- i slole to ascertain some of the sltup-cst ' tacts regarding the collection of the public revenue. This is to ba attribu-! led prlniariiy to the absence of any' uniform system of bookkeeping." The State Tax Commission Itself makes the following recommendation on this point: "Finally, In reforming its assessment lews, the Commonwealth cannot afford to ncplect Its collection laws. The! two are Indissoluble. No matter how |; effective may be our laws levying' taxes, unless the revenue collected bo I carefully safeguarded, the Common? wealth cannot g've to her citizens that guarantee of security which they de? mand. "For this reisen we feel that It may not be inappropriate to emphaiire the Importance of the w ork to be done by j an expert accountant who can thor-1 1 ougltly revise and audit the books of p our local collecting and disbursing oftl-j, cers. A uniform system of bookkeep-1 ing can ea6ily be established, which j wi:i b? of as great service to the oth- I ' cers as to .'-ho people. A start has < already beer, made In this direction. ?\Ve recommend Its vigorous prosecu- , tlon, nnd would suggest that this work be placed under the general dlrtct'on ! of the proposed tax commissioner, who, through a deputy or in person, will , have to visit the county seats, and can , examine the treasurers' books and open I' a new set of books while collecting data regarding the assessment of prop? erty. In the end this would effect a considerable saving." ( It is not difficult to picture the situ- , ntlon In many treasurers' oftlces. An- , tlijuated and unscientific methods of bookkeeping are In vogue; no uniform system whatever Is observed; accounts rrc so tangled and so entered In scms cares that nobody but the treanurei can tell whet Is what. One bookkeep? ing system obtains In one county, an? other lr. another, and almost none In . come. An Investigator la confronted with on up-to-dat* method In this county and with one entirely different , In another. Consequently the inves? tigator loses much time and 'money In unraveling the Intricacies of Inferior systems. Some books are In a chaotic condition; other.?.'. a.V-T)r. Freeman says, In an "alarming shape." The simplest tacts concerning the public money can not be obtained. As tho Tax Commission ;n well siys, "a uniform system of bookkeeping can easily bo established which will be of as great service to the oflicer* as to the people." No honest oftlcer con pos hlbly object to uniformity In bookkeep? ing, because such a system will e.ld him, facilitate his work and substitute bus? iness-like methods for unbusinesslike. Uniform accounting has been estab? lished and enforced In many State? With excellent results. Indiana, for ex? ample, in 1009 adopted a uniform ac? counting jaw sltnllur to that prevailing in other States. As a result of the system, the examinations In Indiana have brought to light many shortages und have stopped a great deal of graft, In the first fiscal year of the law'.- op? erations the. net ravings in expendi? tures by township trustees (similar to our supervisors), as compared with the expenditures for the preceding I . yiar, amounted to t525,V6l,3j?a splen? did economy, in addition it I.- ?-.-u- I mated that something like }!>QO,000 InU been "charged back" to delinquent oill cials, though inatiy of these charges are simply "constructive-,'' and covet ap? parent rather tlian real' shortage.'!. Many evils and error.* have'been cor? rected by ibis uniform system of book. keeping. The chief examiner says: "The authorities arc now conducting ?their administration , f public finances in u more conservative manner tliaii ever before luanitestt I Iti tin; Statu. | Under tho Indiana law :.;. records! of every municipality, Including state county, city, town and township, school and civil, must be examined ever} twelve months. The effet I has been most excellent in furnishing a check on officials who are carolcus ot negli? gent or disposed to dishonesty. They are held, to a .stricter responsibility than ever before; the oppori inliles foi ' public losses i'..rough ptgligi nee ot graft arc correspondingly redt.j. This uniform system of book keeping hau been a splendid in? vestment for Indiana. it hni saved already hundreds of thousands ot dollars. that otherwise would have been lout; it lu bringing order ouj. of rl chaos in hundreds of ofllccs where sys temntic accounting was unknown Best of all, It is everywhere cutting down the possibilities of graft and eom j pelllng tho financial affairs of tho city. ? county, town and township to be ad? ministered on a business basis. To her great prollt. Virginia will 1 follow the example of other States. If the system has proved a flno Invest? ment and u great economy for Indiana, why not for Virginia? No successful big business would think of using sev? eral dtiTerent systems of bookkeeping.' A uniform system is business-like and would be a great reform in the Stale's business. The Times-Dispatch fully In? dorses the recommendation of the State Tax Commission and urges Its adoption. Hero is a chance to stop leakage of tho public money; why not apply the sol? der that ail have used so successfully? FI.STICK'S 11 YSTF.IUA. The "men of Ulster," und the wo- 1 men also, at least a part of them, | have Indeed worked themselves up | t>> a "lino frenzy" over the home rule question. What, in its Inclplcncy, was regarded, and for the most part ? treated, as an inconsequential excUe mont and protest. Inspired and en- ! gendered largely by u few fanatical demagogues, has undeniably develop- I cd Into an organi/.od movement cm- 1 bracing thousands and constituting the issue, for the lime being, at any rate, somewhat of a burning one. Great mass-meetings of the opposi? tionists have been held, at which rcso- j Itltlons were adopted declaring that Ulster would never, no never, accept home rule?would never submit to a j Dublin Parliament. By the score most Incendiary speeches, verging on dls- j loyalty, have been mado, and threats Of secession and of armed resistance 1 have been freely indulged in. In truth it has been reported, with how much | ba.sls of fact we know not, that al? ready bands aro drilling In anticipa? tion of the fray. For the larger share, this Unlontst Intemperate sentiment is confined to the Ulster Unionists, but here and there We find evidences that; it is spreading to England nr.d ] i wakening sympathy and echoing ex? pression there. Nene the less, there Is no reason to take the situation very seriously, eo far as tho tlnal outcome Is concern- j ed. In many of Its bearings, some Of them Important, und having a far- j teaching relation to British politics' the hysterical outburst In Ulster, which' has been wittily termed "t.'lstera," Is decidedly premature. It may be considered a foregone con? tusion that the present government of the United Kingdom will push a home rule bill through the House of Commons, most probably at this ses? sion. That for the obvious reason that Mr. Asqulth Is pledged to that con? cession in consideration of the Irish Nationalists having aided the govern? ment in rnsslnj Its special English measures, such as the old age pen? sions, the new land tax und the in? surance lawB, and In abolishing the Lords' abiolute veto; and more ob? viously for the reason that P.edniond und his following have the power to turn the government over, and would not hesitate so to do should it break faith on the Irish issue. But after the Premier has delivered the goods In the Commons, what? It Will still bu n far cry to home rule? to any fiiiul enactment of such legisla? tion. Even Mr. Asqulth admits that before hr.me rule can become an ac compl'shed fact it must have solid pub? lic support. It is generally conceded that Just bo surely as the Commons will pass the bill, will the Bords use their limited veto so throw it out, thu<; necessitating Its passage a sec? ond time by the Commons, und shoal 1 the Lords veto It a second time, which would be entirely within their pre? rogative, It will have to b? passed a third titne by the lower chamber be? fore It can become effective. Since this action will have to be taken at successive scr.slons. It will bo readily understood that several years must elapse before the ultimate con? clusion of the matter can be reached. Meanwhile, considering the hetero? geneous character of Mr, Asqulth';; combination or coalition, several exigencies may arise that will afford an opportunity for appeal on home rule?for appeal lor justlco for Ire? land?to the sane sober sens.- of the masses. Meanwhile, also, the Ulster Unionists will have ample time In ?hielt to re fleet that -they are, after all, but a bare majority of the men of Ulster ami mat if It came to civil war they would lie confronted wit,, formidable army of their i and km on the other side. This, apart from all other factors of the problem, such as common sense rational reac? tion, aal unavoidable conviction of the futility of kicking against the pricks, fhould tho popul?r will of tiic.it Britain decree hoint rule.cn,, be pretty safely calculated upon to cool down s a lOl's ' ' *?' ' ?' i <>tt i tit un it i u,? Duf,eldorf. Germany. is famou, ,? tho municipal world as n model Its kcI en Ufte tiiit and painstaking thoroughness in city administration Irnd city hulKIIng are world famous A significant feature of these character? istics was the recent opening of on institution In that city! for the educa? tion of th.- higher uillclals of German municipalities, D?sseldorf has concolvcd n plan under which a siiceini col legi or university. Intended for the train? ing of the. chief municipal officials has been created. This Inntltutloti will I,,- supported and controlled by tho municipality. The course Is Intended to cover two seines t.rs^of three months' lecture period* each, at the end of which stud, Vilich students will ?n?ergo a- graduating examination. The course of study WJII cover a)j Phasen cf muulclrul law, connected In sovoral Instnncos with practlco: also tho modern probloms In tho lifo of a munlclpullty, such as tho labor question, the relief of the poor, local questions as n whole, public sanitation, the organisation of olty government and city chartors. The tuition fes will bo 100 marlts or about $26 a semestor. Tho teachers are authorities In tholr special branches and are drawn from the circles of uni? versity professors, Judges of high courts and men who have had practi? cal experience In municipal administra? tion. Th* institution will be open to men who have graduated from a "gymna? sium" or a "real gymnasium" of tho flint class or to thoso who have passed nn examination equivalent to tho grad? uating examinations of one of these Institutions, for example, tho officers' examination for tho army. Many ofil cers of the army, finding that tholr ad-] vancemeht Is too slow, as well as pco- j pie who llrst intonded to serve the stato as jurists, abandon .their careers j after some years und try to secure po- i sl'.loiis In tho municipal service. It is expected that many of these men will study In this now and unlquo unl verslty. Morcovor, city officials who, without having pnsscd the examinations men- i Honed above, mado good this Inok of j academic training by years of practl- j cal work In tho municipal service, as Mayors of smaller cities, etc., will prob? ably tako up thooretlcal studies in tho new university. Engtneors and men engaged in the several branches of; technical work, whose co-operation Is so Important for the development of n moder/i city, will also become students In the Dusseldorf Institution. In Germany, It will bo remembered, hlirh municipal sorvice la a profession. A well qualified municipal officer serves In n.ny municipality, regardloss of his former residence. A good city officer Is promoted from ofllce In a small town to a larger, and so on. German cities think nothing of electing somo sian who has made good In another city ns their Mayor or other high and trusted official. TWO GISXTLEMlilN OF CHICAGO. \ "Is It tru? that a few days ago you i fined a women 51 and costs for pick Ing up coal on a railway right of way j and then paid the fine out of your ! Dwn pocket?" asked a stranger In Municipal Court Judge Rooney's cofert nst week In Chicago. "Yes, It is true," replied tho Judge. "Why did you tino her?" the stranger \ iskcd. I "Recnuee If I discharged the womnn t would leave the railway detectives 1 ;vho arrested her liable to a suit for j lamages; they were acting under In- I 'tructlons and according to law; but j he woman was destitute," the Judge ] ?eplled. / "Too bad." the stranger mused. | Then he wrote out unostentatiously a [ ?heck for flOO. "Tnlto thl3 and use It is you see fit In similar cases. I am I :orry I cannot afford to give y>ou nore." It was the Chicago Tribune which old this story about J. E. Templeton, i Board of Trade man. The poor wo nan referred to Is Mrs. Mary Czor vimski, who had a family of hungry, old children. Sho had no fuel, and ?o. without friends and without re ources, she tried to gather a few lunccs of conl from the railway road >ed, where It had been dropped from :ool cars and tenders. For trying to uke a mite to warm her shivering I liildren this widow was arrested for rcspass snd haled into court. Two kind-hearted, real gentlemen ,f Chicago, Judge Roonoy and Mr. fempleton! The plight of this for orn and helpless woman appealed to heir sympathetic natures, and both ) lave made the path amoother for some if the unfortunate outcasts whom so- i dety will not caro for and upon whom he law fails crushingly at times. Men Ike these, who never sought publicity or their benefactions, men of no great vealth, are true philanthropists, riving where the giving is most eded; helping where the helping ?omits. Cases like these afllrm the lictum of old, that "kind hearts are nore than coronets." Tho average nan Is warm-hearted and generous; icrhaps the world's real helpers to lay art the obscure men whose good lceds are obscured; EI.BCTICD BY atOJVBY. The Senate investigating committee ?/?it Senator $io;,e?O Stephcnson a an bill, They report that they could id no proof of corruption; thoy say that .'lending ? 107,000 Is pernicious. it Isn't tai from charging dishon? esty. A man who y,ota Into ofllce by pernicious methods Is discredited and unfit for public trust, in his public tcts ho will be no higher than his; lourco of power and position. A man who spends J 107,000 to be elected to the United Hiatus Keimte ighi not to be a.lowed to sit In thai ho ly. His money ncnt him there, nol Ills Illness for public service. He could beat a poor candidate, no matter how 1 worthy ihe poor mini mighi Is not pleasant to think that i outbid deserving men In the uvoi by the use of money, bu tl . tstlng and disgraceful Kation Is the paramount ha bei '<me of the bill to crc ty-flve extra colonels for the .? staff? Hsii uhe proposed yet? It I? earnestly to t.e hoped that when China goes through her. 'predicted period i.nstruotlon preparatory to becoming a republic, she will re? construct ilia .mum * ?r hor stated men. able in be. It QUERIES & ANSWERS Robert Glbboney, Can you give anything of the public. 6ervlce of Robert Glbboney. of Wythe county, Va.y 13. G. B. Only that he ser-vod In the House of Delegates of Virginia In 1866. Names of Newspapers. Ploase glvo mo the name of a promi? nent nuwspaprar In Bog Angoles und of one In San Francisco. S. H. CLARKE. lx>3 Angeles TlmoB. San Francisco Kxamlnor. Compulsory Rriiicittlon. How can I got Information relative to compulsory education? HABVli; B. OODSON. The Commissioner of Education, Washington, D. C. will sond you bul? letins covorlng tho subject. Kamen of Counellnien. Publish the names of Councilmen and Aldermen of the cilv of Richmond. J. P. TOMPKIXS. This would require a groat deal of space, and you can get the Information over the phone of tho Council chamber. Voice of the People Commissioner Olaxton on tbe Co-Ordl nnte College fur Women. Mrs. n. B. Munfurd. Richmond, Va.: My Dear Mrs. Munford.?In response 10 your communication 10 me in regard to tho plan for a co-ordltmte collige for women at the University of Vir? ginia, permit me to say that I am most heartily in favor of the plan pro? vided In the bill now pending in the Legislature of Virginia for the estab? lishment of such a college, The prin? ciple of democracy, which, if It means anything, must mean equal opportunity for all, demands that any State that provides In any kind of way for higher education for men must mnko similar und equal provision tor tho higher edu? cation of women. Whether tho pro? vision for tho education of men and women shall be made In the same in? stitution or In separnto Institutions la a question both of economy and of education. Both economy and the fundamental principles of education .de? mand that they shall be. In the samo Institution, and this Is becoming very rapidly a world-wide custom. The groat majority of colleges and uni? versities In this country. Including all tho State universities, except four, now admit women on practically the same terms as men. In the West and In many of tho Southern States the col? leges und universities are frankly co? ed ocattonal. In tho East some of the moro Important and older universities have responded to this movement hy establishing co-ordinate colleges for women in much the same manner Qs is proposed In the Virginia bill, and this arrangemont probably corresponds more closely to our more conservative ideas. J understand your bill provides merely for the establishment of a co-ordinate college for women In the vicinity of the buildings of the University of Virginia to bn under tho general control of the board of visitors of the university, the Instruction to be given, as far as may be done to advantage, by the same faculty, but by different Instructors wherever this is required for tho best results, and that young men and young women will not be taught In the same classes in any of the undei graduate work. I feel sure that such an ar? rangement wll) be good f .r tho women of your State, offering them an op? portunity for higher education which they do not now nave, and which the State owes to them and which It must provide out of duty to itself. I am Inclosing a memorandum pre? pared by the chief clerk of the Bureau of Education sotting forth in some do tn.ll the results of the establishment of co-ordlnato colleges in connection with other institutions of higher learn? ing. Yours Blnceri ly, p. p. cuAXTorsr, U. B- Commissioner of Education. January 20, 1012. memorandum; llnssachiiMetts. Radellffo College, the affiliated wo-1 men's college of Harvard University, was started as a separate Institution In 1S70 by the Society for Collegiate Instruction. It was established for the. purpose-of giving to women students opportunities for Instruction similar to those enjoyed by the men students at Harvard University. The require? ments for admission nre Identical with those for admission to Harvard Col-1 lege, and the courses of instruction giv? en In Badcllpfe College correspond both, to tho undergraduate and the graduate! courses offered by Harvard University. While tbe hoard of trustees and tho lut-nclal management are separate from thoso of Harvard, all of the 'nstrtio-I tlon Is glvon by members of che Har? vard faculty. Notwithstanding the lo? cation In the Stale of Massachusetts of several of the largest Independent wo? men's colleges, the wisdom of the es? tablishment of tills alllllnted college of Harvard Un'icrslty Is shown by the large number of students (485 in 1D10) in attendance at Fladullffe College. \"ovr York. Barnard College, tho v/omen's col? lege of Columbia University, was founded in tSs?. It has a separate corporate organization, and all of the undergraduate instruction Is given separately to tho women students. However, women who havo taken the'r llrst degree are accepted by Columbia University on tho same terms as men for the degrees of master of arts and doctor of philosophy, Barnard College does not confer degroes. but students who complete the courses In Barnard College receive tho degroes of Colum? bia University. The number of under? graduate students enrolled In Barnard College In 1910 was 685. wh'le H5 wo? men were enrolled In the graduato de? partment of Columbln University. Itliode rslnnd. Tho Women's College In Brown Uni? versity was founded In October. 1891. At first only the privileges of universi? ty exfiminnt'nns nnd certifioates of proficiency woro granted. In June. 1S!?2. all the college and un'verslty dc Abe Martin Ther's only 'bout a two-thirds crop o' furnace Jukes this year, but no com? plaints are hoard. Kevor take a hum? mer t' a banquet. A BOY IN WINTER-TIME. _By John T. McCutcheon. tOopjrUjrfati mt,^ ~~ THE FAIRY STORY-"One? ?,*.? a time there wa, a very beautiful little fairy prince.,--" o^. nd the E'ftduite courses wore opened to women. In November 1SST the Institution was accepted by the corporation and officially designated the Women a College In Brown University. The .Immediate charge of this depart: ment as of all others in the university nlri'V, f, haw',ds of tho corporation. The ?i the vv?"lfcn ? Coiiego is to offer to an properly prepared women the same examinations, the same courses of study under the game ter.chcrs. and the same degrees that the university offers i m,"V..but 10 I'resorvo the distinct , I life of a soparote college. The ; faoulty of tho Women's College Is I composed of tho heads of nil depart , menla of Instruction 'n Brown Universi? ty, together with all professors aid ? nstructors who are actually teaching j In tho college. The. Women's College ? pas n separate recitation hall, gvmnas : turn, and dormitory, but uses the vari I ous libraries, laboratories, and muse? ums of tho university. In 1011 there I wero enrolled I OS students In the un-' deigraduato department of the Women's College, and up to the close of the venr lfUO there had been graduated J2S 'wo? men. Ohio. The College for Women of th? West-, em Reserve University was established! In lSSR. During the first three years, the college depended largely for Its course of Instruction upon members of the faculty of Adelbert College Qf that ?nlvi-rslty, At the end of that period, however. It acquired a separate corps of Instructors, so that now the two col? leges, the one for men nnd t?fs other r women, each has a faculty of Its I own. The two colleges have "a com-1 mon stnndard of work, and by exchange I of work nnd other arrangements In? struction >s given in each college byl ???-?hers of the faculty of tile other. Graduates of the College for 'Women recelvo their degrees from the uni? versity. In 1911 there wore enrolled it: ? im college for women 30.1 students. I.onlxlnna, Another instance of nn affiliated <n stltucion Is tho H. Sophie New-cornh Memorial College for Women, which is ?HMnted with Tulans University. The ??-dcrcrndtiato instruction given to the women Is ent'rely separate from that clven to the men nnd Is conducted by n senarate faculty. "^We trrnduate de? partment of the university has been or>en to the students of the Ncwcomb Memorial College stneo 1S00. There were enrolled in the Newcomh M? morlnl CoPege in 1910 440 students, of which number 301 were enrolled In the urdsrersrlim te collee'aio de.-JI* rtment. Tho establishment of these various colleges has mode It possible for wo? men to receive Insttrjictlon sim'lnr tol that given to the men by the important | institutions with which they nrc con? nected. No Sunday Meetings of A. P. V. A. j To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: i Sir,?The statement contained In thoj communication of E. C. In Sunday's , Times-n-lapntch that the A. P. V. A. . has held meetings on Sunday Is Incor? rect. No meeting of the Association | for the Preservation of Virginia An-, ticiuittcs was ever held on Sunday. MRS. J. TAYLOR ELLYSON, President. La iVarquise de Fontenoy FEW will recognize under the name of Madame Plllppl, whoso death tins Just taken place nt Rome, the lady who was ot one lime tho wife of Lord Kltzmaurice, younger ?brother of tho Marquis of Lansdowne. in hrtr obituaries she is described ns a gifted Englishwoman. She was noth? ing of tho kind, having been the daughter of W. J. Pltsgorald. of Lltch nsld, Conn. She married, in iSSO, Lord Klf/.inauriee, who, when his elder 'brother deserted the Llboral cause, In connection with the homo rule contro? versy, and bsicnme one of the leading figures Of the Unionist administration, remained an adherentt of Mr. Gladstone, and figured as Under-Seorotary of state ior Foreign Affairs in the CAmpbell Bannsrman administration, being after? wards given a neat in thui Cabinet as chancellor of tho Duchy of Lancaster. lie Is an odd-looking rlu.m-sha ven. bald-pated mon, extremely learned, and also credited with a strain of the blood of hoth I>oiils XV. of Prance, and of i tho great Talleyrand In his veins, ', through the maternal sldo of his house, lo which ancestry hn Is doubtless In de/bted for his marvelous knowledge of French. This has been of inestimable , uso to him In the many foreign mis- . sions in which he has been employed. ? Ho la not only a singularly discreet and able diplomat, but also a clover do bater and a gifted writer, among the best known of bin books bolng his in? teresting "Life of the Earl of Uran- . vllle." In 1SS.1 he was overtaken by a ser|- 1 ous Illness, which led to his withdrawal from the parliamentary arena for a period of thlrtoon years. But by 18S0 he had recovered sufficiently to under take a lot of aeml-xmbllc work as ores- ? Idem of the Wiltshire County Council, and ohairtniin, that I? to any presld- I Ing Judgj, of Quarter .Sessions. It wal 1 in that year that he married Miss Caro- I lino Fitzgerald. The union did not! turn out happily. Perhaps Ivord Fit?.- I maurlce wait too much of an Invalid to provo a congenial companion to his ; wife. At any rate. In 1S95 she sougnt , and Obtained from the courts, not ?t ill vorce, but an annulment of tho union, and some years later married l>r. ' FHippi, a scientist who is principally known to fame by his association with the Duke of' Abruszj op th-i ocnaslon of his trip to the. Himalayas. Flllppl wrote a very clever book about the ex? pedition, and It was his wife who translated It into English. MHloh hn* been written about the French ex-Promlor Calllaux. und thtre | is little of It that can be said to have : been to his advantage, stress being especially laid upon his endeavor to ' ap; tho late Due de Morny, not alon? j In hU mannerisms and his appearance, j but iilso In his .gallantries. It seems that about a your ago, when the Crown Prince of Germany was at Cairo, awaiting the return there , of the Crown Prince from India. Call- j laux, then ah ex-Mlnlster of Finance, arrived In the Egyptian caiiltal with another former Cabinet official. M. Bar thou. They took up their quarters at the s.anic hotel at which the future Elmpress of Germany wus staying. i The Crown Princess, who Is a particu? larly charming and unaffected woman, I used to enjoy taking hot meals In the ! public? dining-room, and was never sub- I jected to any annoyance In connection I therewith until Calllaux appeared upon tho scene. Unfortunately, hi- table, , and that of his companion, M. Barthou, j were placed In the vicinity of that of I the Crown Princess and of her party, and ho made himself so Intensely orten- i alve by ogling her that otic line morn lng the proprietor of the hotel cum? to . him and told him that the chamberlain | of the Crown Princess had complained of his insolence, and had requested mat h? would take his dinner elsewhere. In j order to protect the Crown Princess and her party from any further annoyance: n request which the Boniface not only Indorsed, but also emphasized, by a de? mand that he should leave the holol. Calllaux blustered a good deal, talked of Invoking trie Intervention of the French minister plenipotentiary in Egypt for the Indignity offer-;! to himself as a former Cabinet minister, and also expressed his wish to tight a duel with tho chamberlain, prudently, however, declaring that he would wait the latt?r's second, in lieu of sending any challenge hltnsolf. Naturally the chamberlain did not seo his way tu gratify the vanity and craze for noto? riety of Calllaux by challenging him for any matter irf which the name of the Crown Princess would bo connected, and there was no blood shed, the two ex-ministers, however, bowing to the inevitable, and being compelled to se?tc quarters elsewhere. Naturally, the affair came to the ears of the Crown Prince nnd to those or the Kaiser, and. according to the admis? sions of tho German Minister r,f Vn< lelgn Affairs, Von Ktderlon-Waochtor, the presence of a man so objectionable to Klttperor William, at the head of the French government, constituted a seri? ous lllipodlnient to the friendly Issue of the negotiations, between France and Qermany on the KUbJcot of Morocco. In fuct, there are those who say that It was owing to personal animosity to Calllaux, that th? Kaiser sftnt ills war? ship Panther to Agadlr, on the coast Of Morocco, thereby precipitating tho crisis which brought France anil Ger? many :o th-i very brink of a war. and also was the real cause of the extra? ordinary d nnonstrntinn mnde by lilt Grown i'rlnco In the Reichstag, of his disapproval of any kind of friendly un? derstanding with the French govern? ment as then constituted. <<t course the lntornatlon.il crisis 6.1 last summ-jr and autumn on lha sub? ject of Morocco, which caused England to placo hor Moot upon n war fouling, and Germany as well as France to stive orders for the mobilization of their re? spective, armies, was not entirely due to the behavior of ex - Premier Calllaux at Cairo. Hut there Is no doubt that the entire affair was envenomed and prejudiced thereby. Tho French nation ha* Mich a traditional reputation for courtesy that one Is disposed to over? look the shortcomings In this respect of certain of Its citizens of the ??bound? er'' class, who are. Ilk* Calllaux, so tilled with silly conceit of their own ir? resistibility that they ar? firmly con? vinced in their own m,lnd that It Is only necessary to display their admlra tion by vulgarly ogling a woman In order to render her susceptible to their attentions. As a rule, one can afford to treat such creatures with contempt and with a shrug of the. shoulders, Httt when one recalls the feor which pre? vailed of an International conflagration, nnd the grave economic disturbances resulting therefrom, ono can hardly heli> shuddering nt the Idea of having a man of such a stamp at the helm of tho ship of state of a great nation. Mrs. Annan nryce, a frequent visitor to this country, and known to every one at Washington through her Slav. with her brother nnd sister-in-law, Ambassador and Mrs. Rryco. at th" English embassy there. has lately joined the ranks of the Island queens, through the purchase of an Islet olf ti:> ..-oast of Ireland, near Glongary, where she is building a country house. Anmitt Bryce, the ambassador's brother, is Liberal member of Parliament for Inverness, and whilo he Is vigorously opposed to the woman suffrage move? ment, nls wife and young daughters tire among the most enthusiastic sup? porters of the cause. As It Is Mru. Bryce. and not her hus? band, who nas purchased the Island In question. It may be assumed that her polities rather than his will prevail In iln-lr diminutive kingdom, and that the women will have sf> much to say in connection With Its government, that if Annan Bryce shows any signs of seri? ous rebellion against the order of things he will bo quietly deported ns an undesirable alien. (Copyright, 1912. by the, Brentwoosl Company.1 The National State and City Bank R CHMOND, VA., Furnishes LETTERS OF CREDIT and TRAVELERS' CHECKS, which enable a traveler to obtain money without inconveni? ence in any part- of the world. a?a The Ladies of the Church of the Covenant will hold a Business Men's Lunch at East Franklin Street ?for a week, beginning Tuesday, January 23. Good home cooking and quick service at reasonable prices. ihn m ir. SERVED FROM 12i3ft. Vegetable Soup Crackers Colory Piokle Turkey Cranberry ? Sauce Tomatoes Irish Potatoes Ginger Bread Snuco Coffee Tea ForitlOeUo Lllhta Water Dinner, GO cents- Dinner, without nonp.and dessert, ?15 cents.