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Dullness ORU?.E. Main Street. tjouta Richmond.10M Hull Street. Petersburg Bureau_10) X. Bycsmore Street l.yn?tibur? Bureau.81b Eighth Street DY MAll, One s't Three One POSTAGE PAID Yo?r. Mos. .Mo?. Mo. JiMiy with Sunday.lff.00 13.00 fl.iO .43 JJally without Sunday.... t.00 2.00 1.00 .S3 Sunday edition only. 1.00 1.00 .to .'-'3 Weekly (Wednesday). 1.00 . 50 .!5 ... By Tirnes-D!spatch Carrier Delivery Ser Tlce In Richmond (and isuburbs) and Pe Kriburs- One Week Dally With s .nday. 13 Cent? Dally without Sunday. 10 r?nts guoday only. ( cents Entered January ?7, l?*.. at Klchmond. V.i , as second-class matter under net of FRIDAY, FKBRUARY :'. 1812; ROVHItXOIt WILSON'S ADDRESS. The Catherine which welcomed Gov-' et nor Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, last night was conspicuous not only for Its enthusiasm and numbers, but also because it brought together in one common cause representatives of :.'?! tiie various factions the.t hnvc cs'rj Ranged und separated the Democratic, party in Virginia. United by :i com-1 mon impulse and laying aside personal differences, Democrats of all ranks end stations joined on the Fame stage to do honor to a great and distinguish-! cd Virginian. If the example of Vl'r-J glnJa Ik followed In other States a! united and triumphant Democracy will sivrcp this country from coast to coast next November. in his speech -last night all question of Governor WR-. eon's radicalism or conservatism was subnit rged and forpott.n in the fact that a great Virginian was addressing his fellow citizens, but these who came \i> Und In Governor Wilson an adherent cf new nostrums and a setter forth of! strnr.ge doctrines were doomed to dls-l appointment; they found only a pro-j found student of political history,! whose comprehonslvo Intellect has not' been dried up by long contact with; books, but rather hue bcon enriched thd refreshed by n learning that only deepened, his sympathy with and bis willingness to serve nil sort.-, and con- j dltions of men. Even tho selfish and hidebound Republicans were not ox-t eluded from his wide charity. It takes: r.ll sorts to make a nation, and doubt-1 b'ss Ihe high tariff, bounty fed, pro-! tectlon-seeking and prote:?lon-buylng Republican has bis function. In any event, thrt typo was Included and con.; tillered in the philosophy that Gover? nor Wilson enunciated. Thai philosophy Is not new, though in every age It lias' terrilled a certain number of worthy; people as a wholly novel and monstrous statement of a dangerous theory. In] a word, that theory Is a belief in the! UbUllcnaole and indefeasible rights of | citizens, whether they own little or] much, whether they are t>f exalted or humble station, whether they labor with their hands or with lliolr brains. |o take an e<iual part and have an I coital voice In a government whlcn. they create by their presence and sup-l port by their contributions. Ever! tince the Idea of democracy dawned on the mind of man there has been an instinctive and deep-seated objection1 to that principle by those who thought' themselves designed by Divine Provl-I diiice to govern the. affairs of their less fortunate fellow-beings. Railroads and telegraphs and printing piesses and newspapers und all the wealth and luxury and invention of t.ie lust cen? tury have not served to eradicate this idea or weaken its following. Gover? nor Wilson spoke, in a steam-heated,j electric-lighted hall, but ho was en? unciating exatrUS" ? tho, same ideas that wero behind-' QttVcr Cromwell's Iron? sides, ot the.,Third Estate in Paris, or George Mason in Virginia. Forms change, principles endure. Self-satis? faction and riches and hardness of , heart havo never lacked followers, nor will they lack them in .his campaign,] but tho tide is for the moment setting toward a larger liberty lor Dial great body of citizens who:havo b>cn neglect? ed Olid oppresiad. Governor Wilson is performing a great service by the clearness, the force and the Icmpcratc n<ss with which he states the case of the common people. Virginia Is his debtor, and. its the campaign goes on, we hope and believe that he will lay the United States under a similar ob? ligation by tho energy, the courage pud the searching conviuttone with which he lias foughl m Hie past Ru? the rc-cstabllshmcnt of fundamental honesty In democracy. IMMIGRATION AN? Till: El O.YOM1C PROBLEM. tuigulehe.d graduate of Washington snd Lee University, sometime fellow in the department of political economy ?.t the University of Chicago, later In charge of the Held work in the Indus; trial investigation of the United States Immigration Commission, and stnr^ 1010 clilof examiner ot the Tariff Board, contributes a moat thoughtful article on "The Real Significance of Recent Immigration." Mr. !.-.? .?:<?? thesis is 4hc necessity, for economic end so? ciological reasons, of limiting the num? ber of unskilled laborers annually en? tering the country to a point where their absorption into our industrial system would be possible without in Jury to. or the retarding of the natural ? ITOgress of the native American and the. older Immigrant wag< earners. "To . accomplish this end," he main? tains. "Is In reality the Immigration I>; oblem," To the 'defence' of his thesis Mr. X.'juck marshals an array of Interest lue arid Illuminating facts and Ibpires. r'cpugnnnt to the gent rally (.ccepted theory 'that 'all immigrant fcve d< sir-able so long ris they an thrifty, healthy and not liable to be. i come pauper churgcs on the nation? j a theory based In the main on the I concept that national development ' boos hand In hand with Incrciiso of population. In his .summary Mr. Lauert affirms what is unchnllcngc ! able, that there Is a constant and widening tendency to abandon certain occupations to recent immigrants. In citing details of the process. In illus? trating, as it wore, how one nail drives another out, he points out that "as early r.s 18-10 the Yankee girls who 'were operatives in the Now England cotton mills began to leave their looms and spindles because of the em? ployment In those establishments of Irish women"; later the Irish, who to a considerable extent had become an older Immigrant class, demurred at the entrance of French-Canadian fe? male operators, and now those last named are quitting on account of the employment of Polish and other wo- \ men of recent Immigration. Mr. Lauck recognizes that this ten- | dency bus been In large measure I psychological In its naturo, a re- | sultant of the feeling ? tiformly, he j declares, met with In nil of our In- j dustrln] communities, that a certain | soc'nl stigma or lack of respectability | attaches to native American or older | immigrant wage-enrnors who do the j snmo kln?l of work as Southern iind , Eastern Europeans. In short, nt tho last, there enters into the situation i race prejudice as differentiated from rnc? instinct, ns the latter manifests' itself in the feeling of the Caucasian ; towards the colored rnc?s. But the' moro 'practical nntl significant factor v hlch -Mr ijauck recognizes and seeks to impress on public attent'on is set forth in his observation that "whether arising from one cause or another, or whether the displacements have result? ed In the segregation of certain occu? pations within or tho abandonment of the Industry by native Americans and old,er Immigrants, .they hsvo been usually attended with an oconomlc loss or lower remuneration for the origlnnl employes, nr.d have directly or Indirectly resulted in the im? possibility of competing with the In- 1 coming labor supply./ Agnin, only In the Instance of a small proportion . Qt native Americans nnd older Immi? grant employes has nn advancement lit the scale of occupation been made possible by tho increase in the num? ber of executive, nr.d skilled positions due to the expansion wlth'n recent years of all industries." Stich ad? vancement obviously. Mr. Lauck ar? gues by convincing Implication, must decrease relatively with tho progress of Invention of labor-saving ma? chinery. These conditions point logically and unescapably to the conclusion that un loss, as recommended by the Immlgrn- j lion Commission, all further general legislation concerning the admission of aliens is based primrtlly upon i con- j untie and business considerations touching tho prosperity nnd well bo- ' Ing of all the people, it Is only a quest-on of time when the labor problem will have sapped Ihn very j foundations of our industrial und so- | clologlcnl order, by eliminating the true American spirit and impulse nnd pride in the dignity of labor. The suppl ntlng process to which Mr. Lauck addresses himself so earnestly and so vigorously, and which he clear? ly demonstrates lie Is exceptionally tlttcd to discuss, is one of un demo? cratising the nation by making a dis? tinct cleavage between the employing r-la and the mass of lndu.-tr!nl oper? atives at the expense of the unlive American nnd thtf older?the assimi? lated?immigrant wage-earners, who cannot but ilnally become a negligible political uj well ns economic and so? cial force nnd Influence. nit. SPESSAItB'S nil.!.. The report of the Tax Commission specifically recommended the abolition of the ollk-.o of examiners of records, a recommendation thnt Mr. Spcssard's bill purposes to make effective. That bill is meeting with some op? position, and naturally, for the ex? aminers of records hold onsy nnd lucra? tive positions. According to the re? port of the Tax Commission, the fees paid these Officials for the year ending September ;io, 1010, amount to 923, :iC:i.:57. In commenting on this large disbursement the Tax Commission's re? port? and it may be noted that the re? port was signed by Speaker P.yrd and Honorable A. M. Bowman; both of whom are familiar with the work per? formed by examiners of records?de? clares that those officers "are certain? ly paid more than they are worth at this time, and that the Common? wealth can save much of this expense without Injury to the public service." Some examples of how the State tfiay.s without receiving value are given by Mr. Spessard. The examiner for the city of lloniioke reported a State tax of J2.ilr>; of this sum |1,886 was returned delinquent; the total amount collected by the Stale was only $20:;, y?t the examiner of i.e.Mir, received an his. foes for re? porting the amount or Stati? tax $825.-ifl. In other words, thnt official cost the State exactly $822,46 more than the taxes which were presumably col? lected only t'lrough his vigilance. In the thlrttoth d 1st Hot of Bedford and Franklin counties tho samo sort j of extravagant dealing with Stale finances appears, Tn that district the examiner of records was paid 9469.92 for returning a State tax of 91,644.74. ! When the State came to collect this t ix however, It was found that only 1168.91 was actually collectable. The j examiner of rernrrts -therefore re ' ?? Ived ?200 98 moro than th? fctatc, and i the Commonwealth was to tha* extent :iir worse off by the mere, existence of this office. i As the. report Of the Tax Commission lilts out, the examiners of records ? have <5ono their work; they havo dls covered Mio fiduciaries nnd compelled tho listing of thnt property, but they arc now parasitical holders of political sinecures. The work that they do will, by tho terms of tho Spossard bill, bo done with equal snfety and with far greater saving by glv'ng it to the commis? sioners of revenue and the county clerks. The bill ought to hi a law. NOT GOOD SCOUTS William II. Taft Is honorary presi? dent of the Boy Scouts of America, Theodore Roosevelt Is ohlef scout citizen, and GllVord Plnchot is chief scout woodsman. It Is Interesting to ikeop this in mind when tho following rules of t'.io Boy Scouts aro read: "A scout Is loyal to tho president, to his officers. . . . Ho must stick to them through thick and thin against any one who is their enemy, or oven talks badly of them. A scout's duty Is to be useful and help others. Ho Is to do his duty before anything else, even though ho gives up his pleasure and comfort. A scout Is u friend to all, and a nrotlier to every other scuut A scout i will at all times bo ready to light or prevent Wlld-flre..... Mo never leaves a blazing lire unguarded In camp." It would seem that the chlof scout! citizen and the chlof scout woodman scout tho very Idea of tholr living up to tho rules. TUB WEALTHIEST NOT TUB (SRBAT-j EST. The six wealthiest men of the, world hnvo been listed. These are:: Morgan. Rockefeller, Carnegie, Aster,) Lord Strnthconu and Lord Rothschild.] Togothor they have $5,000,000.000. The Indianapolis News thinks that it would bo moro interesting If some one should compile a list of the six men who aro doing most for their fellow-j men. They are tho world's most valu? able citizens. None of the six wealthi? est men would be found In the list, j even taking Into account tho tremend-1 ous good dono by Mr. Rockefeller In furnishing funds for educational work nnd the debt that we owo to Mr. Car? negie for his distribution of money and his efforts for world pence. "Still, what one of those six men has done so much real service for his brothers as even Booker Washington, who starte.1 his career as a slave, and who labors under tho handicap of being poor and having a black skin?" links tho News.' None of tho six has brought so muchj enlightenment to oven a small partj of 400,000,000 people as Dr. Sun Yat Son, a poor Chinese medical student,, has done. I'oorly paid students and doctors nnd scientists and professors are doing more for the world to-day than most of tho millionaires. It Isnot necessary to bo rich to piny a man's part in this big uti'verse of our.t.j Few wealthy men have boon really groat, few great men have been really wealthy. "The laurel wreath Is gen? erally given to him who had In h.i heart the wealth of sincere desire for the betterment of mankind." As the Latins put It, "not tor himself, but for, humutl kind." Money may servo, but' money Is not necessary to service. "Why is It that she is marrying a| man so far away whon th^ro aro so! many young men around here yet?'' isj the epic wall of a Hanover newspaper| Correspondent. Why Is it that a girt Who has known and liked a fellow all her life finally throws him over for a dapper little dude whom she has known ten weeks? This Is one of the eternal questions about tho eternal feminine. W. T. Leake, of Birmingham, after visiting his old home here went bnck and told 0 reporter for the Birming? ham Age-Herald that: "The Virginia capital grows, and wonderful improvements have been] made there In recent years. It was always a beautiful city, and now it is' noted for the Inrge number of Its handsome buildings of modern con? struction. It has splendid hotels, und all of them seem to be thriving. There is great deal of building under way in Richmond. The volume of new con? struction in money is estimated at $C.000.000." Most impressed of all with Rich? mond's wonderful growth are tho old Rlchmonders when revisiting It. They have a sound and accurate standard of comparison. A chemical name is that ot J. Lit? mus Green. lie lives In Juneau, Alas? ka, The other day. When he went to take his bath he noticed that the water bubbled nnd turned bin?, and iben bo observed thnt he was turning purple. So frightened was he that he called a hack and went to the hospi? tal, convinced that he had the plague. Nor did ho feel hotter when his filends told him that, on nccount of his namo. they had "doped" his tub juat for f in. His condition was alkali, but his tem? per was doubtless ncld. Is it possible that some of Ihn Best People on Earth have beon fooled? Members or the Order of Fiks mustj have- elk teeth, but the supply Is lim? ited, and there aro only u fow teeth available and they sell nt fancy prices. That being the case, some clever Japanese In Seattle have been making bogus rlk teeth by the thousand nnd putting them on tho market. The teeth eomo from tho tusks of walrus lind aro said to b?s so good an Imitation that only an expert can detect the fraud. Wien Is a woman an old tnnld? Justice Boyer, of Chlcngo, says that when a woman enters her twenty-fifth year nho Is nr. old maid, "He does not know what ho Is talking about," de? clares Mrs. Carolina Thummel, a Chi? cago woman lawyer. "A woman Is not an old mold until she Is sixty." Tho adage runs that a woman In only as old as she looks, but not, however, if rlie Is not ns fair ns she Is painted. As usual. Speakor Ryrd was brief and happy In his Introductory speech a tho Wilson meeting, and It would bo well |f other auch speeches wore as brief and un tersely put. QUERES & ANSWERS Property Ubfuts In Virginia. Is a foreigner i. ildlng In Virginia, but jiot naturalised, fully protected in his property rights? At his death would Iiis wife, of foreign birth, or children born In this country, tube bis property? in the ovont of the death of tlfo wire would the husband take, her property : SUBSCRIBER. All these questions would i>e sufficient? ly unswerod by the statement that the property rights of a foreign born, tui nnturalised resident of Virginia ar? exactly tho same Its those of a person native to tho State. The Legislature. Plenso send me tho names and ad? dresses of the members of tho present Legislature. E. A. V. Vou can got this list from the cleric of the House of Delegates. .\otary Public. I How inn- I obtain appointment as1 notary public? What nre tho duties of the olllcu? J. S. PINNS. Tlie Governor appoints. All Ihforma i Hon may bo obtained hy application I to tho Governor's olflce. ' Surrey. I am selling a corner of land of which tho lines aro us follows: N. E. f'00 yards; thence due west -100 yards; thence In straight line back to Btortlng point. Please Inform me how manv ! acres are In tho lot.' CHESTER. 12.39 acres. . Voice of the People Woman's Henl Place. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir.?KJlldly glvo space to ono who has passed tho thrcescoro mllo-post ..it the journey of life to say a fow words on this much controvorted theme, "Woman Suffrage." I wish 1 could prevail on some of our good and talented women, whose oloquenco and cleverness are worthy of a noble cause, to view tho situation from the standpoint whloh age and oxporlenco enable, mo to tako. Woman, in my opinion, la man's equal In her own sphere. At home she s.-.ould bo queen, but politics she Bhould leave to the guardian of that home, and to her country. Mother, homo and hoaven! Three words which have been sung for ages, the sweetest, most icautlful ever heard from mortal tongue. What Is home without mother? Neither can mother make homo without ,-o-oporatlon from father. Can she take politics into hir sanctuary? No! No! Mother cannot commit the training of the precious charges given to her by her Heavenly Father to tho enre of hirelings und Teol she has done her duty. My friends, uso every effort, every Influence for the cause of temper? ance. Tench your young sons to hate, to shun, the groat evil which stalks through our fair land, carrying des? titution and desolation to so many ' happy homes. Lei its trust our goo.l and noble men?and there are unity or t'.iom?to help us fight this battle, to make our laws, without our women leaving their sphere. of usefulness. Suppose only tho good and etilclent could cast their vote, it would doubt? less be for good, but that could not be In this free land of ours. What would bocomn of th'- Inefficient? Could they sell to Hie iinscrupulou ^ politicians? The Inlluenco of women was strongly demonstrated in tho first one created. When the earth was sad, the garden a wild, Man, the hermit, slghou, till fair wo? man smiled. Wfth what delight must Adam havo gaaod on that beautiful vision! Not* the Inlluenco In tho first act of dll obedience, Adam made a vain at- j tempt to shelter himself behind his partner In guilt. "The woman thou gavest to bo with mo. she gave me the fruit, and I did eat." Mothers, with you rest the glory nnd honor of your nous and daught? ers?the future Presidents and states? men. Let 6s sec .ehr,t good old Peter says In his second Eristic. I. 5: "BcsldOS Wits, add to your faith, virtue, to virtue knowledge, temper? ance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity." Richmond. J. A. CLAYTON. Don't Want Woman's College "t WllllniiiNhiirg. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?A few days stneo ono of our Richmond papers had something like ;l half column or more on tho much dlscussed subject of a co-ordinate university f...- women to bn located at Williamsburg, provided Charlottesville docs not capture tho honor (?) It asserted that President Tyler, of William and Mary College, In con? nection with which institution tho pro? posed university wa3 to be run, favor? ed tho proposition, or would do so. The writer of ihls Is an alumnus of the Collego of Wllllnm nnd Mary, and In his Individual capacity enters here? with a vigorous protest against such a. proposition. He also ventures tho assertion Hint Iho president of any educational Institution Is not that in? stitution per si.-, and' therefore It Is not bound in matters cf tills nature by anything he may do or say. This matter of a co-ordlnnto uni? versity for women Is one of much Im? port, whether It bo established at I Charlottes vlllo or Wllllnmsburg: and as co-ordination I.- but a step removed Abe Martin Things cost no much these days that n customer Is < nlltlcd P all th' atten? tion an' courtcsj a clerk kin scrapo up. Th' fastest time in th' world Is made over Hi" routo from prominence t' i obscurity. \ J [:.??/: ? ,/ 'i ' V THE CONGRESSMAN'S SPEECH. _. By John T. McCutcheon. ICoprrichti 1P1 ai By John T. MeCiKebwo.] Am it really ivat delivered ond a, the people bach home are led to belieoo that it was delivmred. from coeducation. It behooves the] alumni of both tho College 01 William and Alary and the University or Vir? ginia to bo "up and at thorn," lest their alma mater be suddenlv over Whelmed and destroyed. In his ree.enl acceptance of tho honor thrust upon him, Mr. Speaker Dyrd made t?o remark that the State of Virginia was suffering from ?'edu? cational lunacy." This Is a fact prog- i nant with gospcl-lll-.o truth, and one to which wo doubt whether thn public has given the attention which was Its due. Sudden enthusiasm has often overcomo the good sense of men and women, and this can Justly bo said of the advocates of a university for wo? men co-ordinate either with the Col? lege of William and Mary or tho Uni? versity of Virginia .If the women of Virginia really want a university of' their own for higher education, and If I the State's coffers can stand tho cx-j penso of foundln,; and running It. l.| for one. say let them havo It. no mat-1 tor where it la located, hut for the.' above of the history and tradition at-! tachlng to the 'nstltulons named, lot It be separate and distinct; no coedu? cation a any time! If the present and future Legisla? tures tire going to busy themselves with such fleotlng fancies as female i suffrnge and a oo-ordlnato unlvorslty ! for women, thon well may wo ex-1 claim. "Cod save the Commonwealth!" Richmond, Vn. ALUMNATS '96. I The rtellnnee Compnny's Did. To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispntch: Sir,?Referring to tho bid of the Re? liance Manufacturing Company tor convict labor at the Virginia Penlten- i tlnry at the rate of 65 cents a day for men and 48 cents for women, we , note the surprised comment of o?v- i eral members of the Legislature and of some nowspnpers that only one bid j had been handed in to the board of prison directors. This |s very easily explained. As 'he1 Outlook shows In this week's Issue, the prison labor contractors aro com? bined In n "sinister syndicate" and the members of tho combination have I an agreement not to compete with one. another. They havo recently fixed 65 | cents n day as the price to bo ibid for i men prisoners. Only two weeks ago | Wisconsin awarded a prison labor contract at that price to the Pant mount Knitting Company. Aro Governor Mann and tho Legis lature willing to give tho Reliance Manufacturing Company shop room, water, heat, light and power free of charge? Only a few months ngo the same, corporation made a contract with the. Kentucky Branch Penitentiary at Eddyville at G7 h-2 cents a day, and tn addition to pay rent for shop room and to furnish its own water, heat, light and power. Wiry should Virginia got less thnn Kentucky? One of tho few convict-working cor? porations not in tho combine?the Gray fiudlc-y Hardware Company?pays the State of Tonnessee $1.10 q day for n nurrtber* of convicts at 'he Stnto Ponl tentlary, and, besides this, pays for shop room and for heat, light nnd power. Tho contract Bystem Is utterly Indefensible, but if the State |b going to continue tho iniquity it might at least get the eame as Tennessee for its convicts. Instead of nuctldn<ng them off at bargain oounter rates to a trust. NATIONAL FREE LABOR ASSOCIA? TION. By Wm. rhlllips, Seoretary. A Suffrage Question. To tho Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?In your issue of Monday, Jan nary 29, you publish threo letters against women's suffrage. In one of these letters Mrs. N. C. Garrett. of Ballsville. Va., asks: "Will our legis? lators turn thieves and rob h6r (tho woman) of her rights?" It has been very apparent that tho legislature did not Intend "giving" woman her rights, but saying sho had been granted the right of fran? chise, of what would the. woman have been robbed by tho legislators? Certainly If your correspondent meant tho stealing of hor time that argument has been ably confuted by tho women who had voted, and who stated that it took Just eight minutes for tho task. Now tho meaning might havo been, that tho homo would bo robbed of "is hoad durjng tho tlmo tho queen of the household cast her vote. What kind of production is tho womm I who has novcr a moment excopt for i cookluK and cleaning and sewing and routine? 1 will venture to say every housekeeper has naa tho ex? perience of the writer, w .10, worn with household cares, went out to make a call, hoping to find much needed re? creation. Hut the hostess was. llko the Martha whom tho Saviour r-jbuked. cumbered with many cares; she talked about the kitchen slriki the dirt on the I kitchen door, the delinquencies of aer- ] vnntH, past, present and future. How 1 a few words ot reciprocity, referendum and recall would hnve been hailed I with delight In tho midst of that! conversation on tho outgoing and In? coming ? er van is! Surely a woman can love her home and her family, and yet havo enough Interest In tho community to cast a vote that shall go 10 make hor own nnd other homes secure. The beat housokooper Is usually the ono who has the least to say about It, and tho most charming !.om ^ la the one 1 presided over by tho women who, af- I ter planning a dinner, can e.onverso ' with ease and grace and forget the I servants In her Interest In socialism! or child labor or school lawp Many of the antlsuffrnglsts deploro| tho neglect of their homes, while they take the much regrotted eight mln utoa to voto. Now, when equal rights come in Virginia, and come thay will, j I do not suppose any woman will be 1 forced against her conscience to tho polls. I think It can bo stated thnt not more than one-fourth of the men who can vole do voto. So thesa women can he reasonably sure of being al? lowed to remain among the fleshpots of Egypt, while her more favored or less favored sisters (as she thinks) enter tho piomlsod land. And now ns the General Assembly of 1912 will probably decide women are not cap? able of using the ballot, will not the wlso nnd learned legislators except theso Incompetents from taxation? Wo will then go "back to the home," as so often advised, nnd occupy tho eight minutes begrudged us in voting by working over some of the other "In? competents" who have probably boon made so by an Improper child labor law or the lack of a compulsory In Vlr ratlon law In every county in Vir? ginia. PRINCE GEORGE. On the Spur of the Moment By ROY K. MOULTON. If Washington lived among us. wonder If he could Ho When facing tho tax assessor. 1 wondor If ho would try To bo quite slnccro and truthful. Or would he resort to stealth Like most of our present day mng natcs When naming their share of wealth ? When yanked up for nuto racing, I wonder what he would say Rogardlng tho speed ho wns going; If Washington lived to-day. Would Washington still be truthful, Or would ho cqulvocato. If a present day Martha should moot him When ho came r.iome. very late? When sho fired h?r questions at him Would he tell tho truth or dodgo, And any he'd been with a sick brother. A brothor, you know, of the lodge? If she called him up at his office By 'phone nnd found him nway. I wonder how on earth ho'd ?quaro It, If Washington lived to-day. If Martha took him to Orand Opera, Because the. socloty folk went. Would he tell the grim truth about li When asked ir he knew what It meant? Would ho any he ltked It immensely; Tho plcustntest evonlng ho'd apnnt? Would ho givo his honest opinion Or would ho Just llo like a gent? I.lko all of ui present day mortals, He mlgh llnd It wouldn't pay To stick to tho truth about some things. If WuBhtngton lived to-day. flipped from the Stream. It seems about tlmo for somebo y to compile a list of tho twenty great? est presidential possibilities. Tho general verdict seems to be that Santa ClaUB shou.a be ullowcu to hold his Job for another year. With a Hook on the eupremc bonoh maybo the trusts will got It. Mr. Shuster In Persia was the right man In tho wrong plaoe. If King Oeorgo wants some real excitement In the way of tiger hunt? ing, let him come to America and hunt tho Tammany tiger tor n spell. Luther Durbank says he la going to produce a seedless prune, i^uther will certainly get tho boarding hoUEc vote If he ever runs for anything. Tho gackwnr of Baroda turned his back on King George. If he looks Ilka mont of tho gnekwars, tho king shotild be thankful. Newport haa a bridge whist scan? dal, which, by tho way. Is about the tamost scandal Newport has evor had. In his list of the world's greatest men, Andrew Cnrneglo cortalnly over? looked Santa Claus. Personal. Carrie;?Yon ray your new neigh? bor's clothesllno shows nineteen white vestn, and you wonder wnat h,s occu? pation is. It's a clnoh, Carito. He's a banendor. James w.?We don't itnow where you can got a second-hand churn, but wo know a person Who has a second? hand furnaco for salo. If that will help you any. Wo know another who has a wringer. F. H. T.?Old you ever try a oold buckwheat cako on your disc talking machlnc7 T>. F. It.?Yes, wo favor patronis? ing home Industries. AVe buy all of our dumped onvclopes from the homo government. Constant Render?Wo know of no euro for the hab't of wearing ear muff a. II. B. D.?No, wo never know a one nrmed stonographor, but wo did ones know u ono-logged olog dancer. Embarrassing Moments. When the "collect" telegram conies and thero Isn't a cent In tho houso. AVhen tho Intended calls suddenly and tho fair one's hair Is all upstairs on her drcssor. Wncn you take a rich uncle Into a thirst garago for a glass o. seltzer and the burtendor cjiIIb you by your first name and asks you how long you havo boon on tho water wagon. When tho groom suddenly romcm bern that ho left the rl:ig at homo In his other vest poclcot. When tho brldo first finds out that the groom has been tolling her en? larged ?torlos about his salary. AVhon a person gfcts a sudden invl tntlon to attend a theatre party after haying garlic salad or boiled onions for dinner. RICHMOND, VA. Depository for the funds of United States Government, Commonwealth of Virginia, city of Richmond. CAPITAL - - $1,000,000 SURPLUS .- - $600,000 Make this Bank YOUR Bank.