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fouib Richmond.lico Hull Street t'nt?>?l>uric Uu t. .in_Ito N. ?ycainore Street I.rnenoure Dmoau.215 Eighth fcjtreet BT St All. On* a1x Threo One POSTAOB PAID Year. Mos. Mob. Mo. Pally ?vlth Sands?.M.CO IJOO ?1.60 .t* X>?lty without Gunday.... ?.00 3.00 1.00 .S3 Fenday edition only. 2.00 1.00 .bo .? Weekly (Wednesday). 1-00 M .25 ... By Tljnet-Planatch Carrier Delivery Ser? vice In Richmond land suburbs) and Pe? tersburg- One Week Deity with Sundny.15 cents Dally without Sunday. 10 cents Hunday only. 5 c uts Kntorrd Jnnimry ST, 1J0S. at rt!rh>n'.-!id. Va., aa seoon--clnBa mutter und*r net of Cnntrrn of Msrch S. 1S79. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1012. RSSENTI AI. T(? I'UKR El.ICCTIOX?. - It is to be regretted that tho Com? mitted on Privileges and Elections ot the House of Delegates, In reporting favorably the Chalkley bills designed to prevent und punish bribery In elec? tions, did not also approve the bill to forbid the payment of pull taxes for another. This measure was Introduced by John \V. Chalkley, of Wise, a lead? ing Democrat of the Ninth District, and by A. E. Robertson, of laee, n lend-] lng Republican; who represent fairly, wo nr.* Informed and bollcvo, the wishes of the best element In both the parties I in the Ninth Congressional District. The objection In committee was I raised by Walter Tansll] Oliver, of Fairfax, who said he Is frequently nsked by friends to settle their cap , Itztton taxes, for which he Is repaid, at tho earliest opportunity. He feared' that the bill would prevent such pruc- t tlcjs and would embarrass men who.j 3lke himself, Innocently extend these; courtesies 10 acquaintances. I Put Mr. Oliver should consider the ' dilemma of the people of the Ninth District, who deslr? to be rid of the practices which have unfortunately grown up in that and other dlstr'cts in the State, Involving the use of large: sums of money to influence the result! of elections. Tho payment of capltn tlcn tnx-jp by another than the voter hns been a fruitful cause of the situ? ation which now practically prevents any person not In possession of a large forttino becoming an aspirant lor any \ office of Importance at tho hands ot i the people of the Southwest. Th? use of money in, the prepayment of poll tnxes began with the Republi? cans In 1901, tho first opportunity given ' under the new Constitution. Then it ! was done spasmodically and rather fearfully. By 1906 the lenders of the party had become boldsr, and the lists were scanned carefully and taxes paid by the wholesale; In that year the Re-j' publican leaders devised the plan of ostensibly 1.?tiding the money to the I Voters, taking promissory notes there? for. It Is useless- to say that no d? mand wns ever made for payment of these notes. After the time had passed <n iiay of l?00 for lira payment of the lax. in order to vote in the ensuing November election, the Republican* t ouste/i that they hud already won the light-?this months beforo the party candidates had cv. n been nominated; It v.-ns but a step to the prepayment of capitation taxes by party managers, who took the money to the treasurers'j Offices and paid by wholesale. That this practice was confined mainly to Republicans In mos wits probably dul to the fact that their party was the oniy oni which hud any money. Trib? ute was levied on every Fedora] olliee- i holder In the State, while the Dimo crots had no such source of Income, So when 1910^ game both sides were ready to use .all ..thi- fnoncy they could ?teure Tbl.? cam* in great volume, ittitl its Use is n matter of well-under? stood history?was openly mentioned mid deplored in committee a few days! ago by Mr. Chalkley and by It. Tale1 Irvine. Following thn; contest, the tnorai sstise of the nu n of both parties be? came aroused, and the bills now pond? ing In the Legislature, asked for by Judge Skeen und Judge Phlcgar and Mr. Irvine, are the expression of the desire of the people that n check bo placed on .the custom, so that those who have hot become a roust 1 to til ! .lunger to which they are drifting will be made to see it. Tile poll tux pay? ment bill Is .t constituent jinn ot tn< program for reform; Will Mr. Oliver mar the ?.I recoit ?,f public service he has made und tin ?tuulltlcs of leadership he Is develop mg by allowing it's desire u digi his friends to stand In the \. ..y ..( ; inoiul and political r.-l'orm' PlttSA.CH EHS' SO.XS. "Well what could you expect: lie was a preacher's son." Is the half ae-j cusing plea of Justification so often tadVanced for on-- who box strayed , from the straight path if the pr.o-1 file who uttered such it11 * (c.iist were thoughtful, they would rcmembci i tint, for every prcach.-r's ? on ? ho "goes to the bad," time aie a hundred of other rnoti's sons who tit* 'likewise. To be a preacher's son la an advantage over the eone of most mi n. As a rule the sons of ministers are successful. As ni class, there is nothing In the record . of such sons to Justify the common be- j lief that "the preachor'S boy Is the worst in town." Bishop Warren A Caridl'-r one of the most gifted think, ra 61 Ihc Meth? odist? Church, has lately rendered a ftne service to the ohurch and.to humanity in a defense of preachers' vons. He says: " "Compared wltlr the whole number I of people, preachers and their families are not ? very numerous! class, and it would be fair - to ask of preachers' homes to produce no more iliiin their Just proportion of useful and success) ful men. Rut as a mutter of fact, from tho families of preacher.', have Cftne a far greater number of men, notnbly useful ami successful than from any other class of famll'os In tho world. This will he seen, If wo begin to cull the roll of some of tho many great men of history." Among the poets there worn ruch preachers' sons us Addison, Coleridge, Cowpet, Ren Jonaon. Goldsmith, Charles Wesley, Koblo, Alfred Tenny? son, .lames Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Mont? gomery. Of ?h? grcnt essayists those who were parsonage born were Matthew Arnold. William Hnzlitt and Leigh Hunt. Of the great artists and architects there were Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Christopher Wren. Of the great historians there were Alison, Bancroft! Hollatn, Purkmnn and W'lllnm Robertson. of the famous scientists there were Agassis, Linnaeus, Wollnston. Charles II. If'tchCOCk, Reginald S. Poole, Ed I ward Jonncr, .lohn Bell. Johann blicke and Samuel F. B. Morse. The homes of preachers have been most productive of great preachers, , such as John and Charles Wesley. [Jonathan Edwards, Robert Hall. John j Howe. Norman McLeod, Adolphe Monod, Gardner Spring. Dean Stanley, Archdeacon Farrar, Richard S. Btorrs, Henry VanDyko, Qoorge F. Fierce. Joseph Key and Henry Ward Bcochcr. The bar has also booii honored by many great sons of ministers, such a* Lord Ullonborough, Justices Strong, Field, Brewer, Lamnr and Hughes, of the Fulled Suites Supreme Court; Ram u el Puffehdorf and Sir Travors Twlss. I Statesmen in great number have j bean clergymen's sons. Among them j have been Henry Olny. Edward j Kvcrotl, John Hancock; Qrovor Cleve-| land. Allen G. Thnrman. Judson Har? mon. Woodrow Wilson. Cyrus W. Field, Jonathan P. Dolllvor, Lev! P. Morton and Chester A. Arthur. Among IJngJish statesmen there may be men? tioned Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Lord ThurlOW, Lord Talbol and Bnl four. Nine signers of the Declaration of Independence were ministers' sons? John Hancock. Robert T. Falne, Wil? liam Williams, Francis Lewis, John Wltherspoon. George Taylor, George Ross and Samuel Chase. These constitute only a small frac? tional pan of those who might be mimed PTSTHIlSHUItR pitoGnisssrxc. Those who are .?'eokliiK the IbOSl workable forms of municipal govern? ment for Virginia cities find hope and encouragement in tho Interest taken by th-i people of Petersburg In ad? vanced municipal principles, eienti ihciil In the Cockado City Is making Itself felt, and a careful study will be made of the question. The Petersburg chamber of Commerce Is alive to Its task, planning u campaign for simpler municipal administration. Authorities on the subject will be brought to Pe? tersburg to address mass-moetlngs of the citizens. The local presr will vlgr orously support tho movement. The progressive people of the community, the representative men In profcsnlomil and business lines, will get behind the Improved city government Idea and seek to have It applied to Fetors burg Tills Is all most heartening to those who have cn light sight of the. first tight of the dawn of better mu? nicipal government (lushing the hills. Chariottesvllle and Petersburg are now actively agitating and studying muni? cipal government; Richmond has taken n long stop in the right direction; the Virginia press Is carrying everywhere Informing articles about the successes i i commission government In the na? tion, sowing the seed of an abundant harvest that will come, '.f it come sld.wl? 'Die outlook for better muni? cipal rule, for businesslike adminis? tration of city business. Is most hope? ful. ?> and by all cities of Virginia "'111 exchange the wheelbarrow for Iho electric truck and the stage coach ror the railway. '?'Ill-' STATUS'S DUTY TO OOXSEItVE GAME. The fJtato owes a civic duty to the people to preserve all the natural re sources, whether they be in forests, inj mines, in waterways, in gam a, in birds; "i' in H.1li The early idea has predom? inated in Virginia too long, that any restriction Imposed upon the right to make assault's lipon nature's store? house is an abridgment of human lib- i erty. and Is therefore hostll'S to the I principles of free government. How-j ever, the minds of our tight-thinking; people have become thoroughly awak .i la th; Imperative necessity of tho I Conservation of our natural resources, and si;-- hand of the reckless, the wan'-' tun iiuri the vandal Is now sought to win tie present c.cnerai Assembly vojci this sentiment? Wo confidently >< Hove thiil it will. Let us urge those [ In -vliosi powi || now !? to place upon ! tatui 0-.0?. - the wisest gumc pro i. itlve legislation which experience has .i. v, loped. !.. : its urge them to turn! a deaf ear to the protests of such of I their constituents who Insist upon im-I Ij restrained slaughter and devastation:1 such appeal..- me not worthy of consld I eratlor. The piopostd game lows shouid not be defeated by selfish local I interests. Kac'h locality must make -?ome small concession in order to ob? tain tho Incalculable bsncflts which tho Moncure and Rutherfoord bill will provide. Tili; OFPIOKIIOLDKR.V TIIUST, The Petersburg Index-Appeal de. clares that It has "never taken much stock" In the talk of the, officeholder*' trust In govi rriment "The talk of ..(lie. holders' trust loo orten 1- Indulged In by chronic soreheads and by dis? appointed seakors after pi,ire." says our contemporary, adding; The Index-Appeal Is' Impressed, however, with the frequent dcclara. M?ns modo by tho Richmond Times Dispatch that tho ofllooholdors' trust ??ns responsible for tho enactment of legislation by the present Legislature providing for the submission of an amendment to the Constitution allow? ing city treasurers and commissioners of ihe revenue to succeed themselves Indefinitely. There must havo been some kind of Influence as powerful ns that which could be wielded by a com? pact organization exerted upon mem? bers of tho Legislature, or they novor would have voted to violate the Stato Constitution In the flagrant manner proposed. It is not recalled that any "block-nnd-tnn' Legislature of recon? struction days ever sought to amend the Constitution In n .manner other than that prescribed by the Constitu? tion Itself." The Tlmes-Dlspntch Is neither a chronic sorehead nor Is It the organ of "disappointed seekers after place." It opposes tills amendment lo the Vir? ginia Constitution because submission In 1312 I.? plainly unconstitutional, and because It Viclleves that definite limi? tation upon tlie terms of city treas? urers an ; commissioners Is. best for the public servlco. The common good is tho solo motive of this newspaper III fighting the submission of this amendment in 1911. That there is an ofllceholders' trust Is a proposition which. In our opinion, cannot be denied. Outside of the well known fact that the treasurers are banded together In n formal associa? tion, the history of the amendment In tho present General Assembly Is enough to show that n combination pushed it through. The legislative calendar Is staggering under the bur? den of many important and vital meas? ures, such tig the tax bills, the pri? mary and pure election bills, the co? ordinate college for women bill, and others of similar magnitude. These, with strong public, sentiment behind them, are still hung up, but tho city treasurers' and commissioners' amend? ment s'ld through both branches of the General Assembly like a greased Pig. Could ono man or any set of men of ordinary Influence have railroaded the meusure through so swiftly? Com? mon sense reoords a negative answer. It must be plain, from the nature of the case, that a large number of men combined and of great Influence turned tho trick here. It must be further apparent that tho Influenco that mad* this bill whirr, through was political. The composition of this lobby was such that It appealed forcibly, ns thr record shows, to oil but one man In the House and ail but five In the Sen? ate. What set of individuals would have such on lntlmnt-" and compelling appeal? Does net reason answer that , some, genera! combination of ofllce? holders must have beon behind the bill? There was no publlr demand, there ! none, there will bo none, for this amendment, in the absence of that demand, the only Interested parties are Ihe officeholders themselves, and H If their lust for office that has sent this amendment up to the Governor. The j treasurers and commissioners have n ; common lnler-st at stnke. and It Is logical thru they should band together to protect that Interest They are ac? tuated by no motives of the puhllcl good, but solely by those of private" gain. They constltuto a tr;:st, because ihey arc handed together to seek for themselves n monopoly of Ihe offices affoctcd In restraint or the right of any citizen lo hold that office unprc vented by the undue Influence of any class. The ofllceholders' trust had its agents and lobbyist? here. They saw to it that their pet measure .vas ground out Speedily and quietly. Thero were doubtless times In tho Capitol when one could not strike without hitting a member of the officeholders' trust. The main question must not bo lost sight of. That Is, tho unconst nation? ality of resubmlsston in 1912, No law? yer, no member, has cited a caao up? holding the validity of the contem? plated submission In 1912; on the other hand, Senator Walker, oounsol for tho people In the Sonate of Virginia In this cane, cited decision after decision showing that the submission In 1910 was constitutional and valid, and that this question cannot go to tho people for a vote until 1914. Regardless oT the moral and political questions hero Involved, the. amendment cannot .Hand us a constitutional proposition. Is it loo much to ask of our legislator?, that they who make the law shall respect the law? A Connecticut man lilt a mule with his auto, and Ills license to run a car has boon suspended. If the mule had been on the Job, the fellow would never have had any more use for a license. Two ureal silences.Wdttcrsoil and Roosovolt. None of your ..short, skimpy dances in old Buckingham. A few days ago there was. according to the James River Clarion, a dance at Mr. Nathan tilioddy's that was a dunce. It started at S, and It lasted until about 5 o'clock In the morning, supper being served at midnight. "All danced as much ns they wished,*'says the Clarion, bul tho bets are that there were plenty thore who were having such a good time that they could have kept It up twenty-four hours more. Theso ars the dances which folks really en I Joy. ; Cylinders ?-Bored AT VOI tt PLANT WILf, SAVK YOU TIM P. Ajfn EXPKXSH, Richmond Machine Works, Inc. Successors to Mayo Iron Work?, Inc.. Jlad. J180. 2 KM Ilnnl Main Street. WASHINGTON By Roy K. Moulton Washington, February 11. Dear Editor: I am doing juBt as you told, mo to, and am stopping at the, Wlllard Hotel. 1 stopped there throe times yesterday and twice the day before. Mrs. Wll? lard, 1 bcllove, 1b a vory excellent cook, and they have Jelly roll on the table ovory Sunday. Of course, I have been Invited to a good many state dinners slnco 1 have been here, but people naturally don't go to slate dinners for the purposo of eating; that Is to say, most people do not. I did, but 1 soon found that eat? ing was not figured in as a part of tho program. Poople go to state dinners to talk, and u person who has had nothing on his stomach but his union suit for two or throe days and goes to one of these dinners with the expecta? tions of getting a meal. In apt to be I disappointed. \ They put on a course, ! leaving It on long enough for you to admire the dishes, and then yank it off again. Anybody who tries to grab n spoonful of soup or nn olive or wafer Its apt to collide with tho waller and get a broken arm or a sprained wrist. After a courso Is removed they talk until the next comes. There Is a story , here of a gentleman from Arkansas j who starved to death between tho en? tree and tho salad, but I don't believe ' It, because 1 don't bel'ovo any gentle? man ever enme from Arkansas. I One thing I cannot understand Is I why the society women here wear such expensive gowns to dinner partlos. When they sit down at tho table there Isn't a bit of the gown In si^ht. I be? lieve n good many of these circus bnrcback performers were recruited from Washington society, but of course that Is another question and we are, wandering from our subject, which Is that of the expense account. ! Our etpenso account up to this mo? ment has been as follows: Unllroad faro .? 17.10 Tips on tho train . 104.75 Breakfast.10 Tip to waitor . 1.00 Tips for Ico water . 72.50 Dinner .lfi T?p to waiter . '.'. 00 Newspaper . .01 Tip to bellhop who brought It.. 25 Corn salve . .13 Supper . .la Tip to waiter . 1.00 Meals next day . .35 Tljis to waiter . 3.16 Shave, with clean towel. .05 T'ps to bellhops . 27.35 Meals third day . .40 Tips to waiters . 3.23 Tips to bellhops . 32.75 Tip to porter who held door I i open for us. 6.00 Tip to chambermaid . 12.00! Street ear fare . .05 .Tip to conductor who stopped car . 1.001 One good cigar . .or, Tip to cigar clerk. Meals fourth day .15 Meats fifth day (no tips*.00 I Moving picture show. . 05 | Money loaned to broken-down I statesmen In 25c. Instalment-. 12.71 Tips lo former body servants of George, Washington . 17.50 1 Total .$316.11 You will i'^so by the above schedule I that l havr2**isted $1 SO on food. Thl3 ] I will not occur again. Please send ] $30'i more r.,r tips and one package of concentrated malted milk foou tablets, jnnd I will try and get along for a day or two longer. QUERIES & ANSWERS A Will. May I legally make a will leaving | out mention of tht legal heir? May one ? leave properly to any ono ho chooses? is a witness absolutely necessary to the legality of a will? A. E. | In Virginia there is no legal heir If' nn'estate |s distributed by a will, ex? cept that a widow has rights of which she may not or deprived under the will of the husband. You may, In general, leave your property to any one you may choose. The will ne?d not rho witnessed If It Is entirely In your handwriting. A Hen und n ITnlf. A sllghtl ynltcred form of this "old, one." oomos from some one who does' not sign rea] name. This column can hot replv to queries unless the name of. the correspondent Is given. Any other slgnnturo may be added for publica? tion. _ Creole. What is a Creole of New Orleans? CURIO. \ person born in Louisiana, but of j French ancestiy. This is the limited; New Orleans use of the term. Creole! is from th? verb to create, to bring, up. Its most general application Is to nil persons living near the equator; the next most neiieral. to all persons born in tho South. West Indies, etc.. Of European ancestry. One says "Creole negro" In tho West indies to distinguish from tho imported negro, etc. _ Admiral nouov. Is Admiral Drwey still alive./ K. C. PATTY. I Yes. old Coin*. A Reader ..f the Dispatch. D- U A .1 Upshtlr and D. D. send list:< of ; i coins containing nothing worth pricing.! Abe Martin Most hbincls women innko 'emsclvcs homllor by tryln' r hldt It. Jack Craw, who broke away from Constable Plum I Saturday night, returned t'dny an' give himself up as he wusn' makin' runfiln' oxpenses. I 1 WHAT WOULD HE DO IF HE GOT THIS TELEGRAM? By John T. McCutcheon._ (Coprrlsbt: Bj John T. McCutcheon-J Voice of the People Murray M. McGtilre llcplti-a to Dunli-I Harmon. To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir,?)>unl.:l Harmon. In Thu Times Dispatch ?.t February 6, taken me to tusk for tlte injustice lie claims 1 did Dr. Alderman In an article published on January 30. No Injustice Donn Dr. A lilrrmnn. 1 feel confident that a knowledge of what occurred will show that I have done Dr. Aldi ?riiiim no Injustice. Mr. Harmon's letter leads mo to wonder whether he knows or recalls the actual facts. Ho was present during tho ar? gument on the Early-Rlson bill before the Senate committee. He there heard Mr, llunton express his deep regret and disappointment at-Dr. Alderman's sl 1< nee on tho all-Important question of whether anything should be done 'n this matter now, the very act to which my article referred, yet neither Mr. Harmon nor Dr. Alderman hatl one word lo say In defense or explanation of that act. The expressions of ap? proval of Dr. Alderman's course, which Mr. Harmon says ho heard, differ very widely from tho expressions which reached my ears after that debate closed. At the risk of being guilty of some repetition. I wish to cull at? tention to certain things that Mr. Har? mon has overlooked or forgotten, iti'iiin >t for Postponement Came From Hoard. Mr. Harmon would make it appear that the demand for delay came from iIh- alumni, who oppoHcd this bill, and Hint It did not come at all until a! crisis was reached In tho fate of the measure, in Iiis Impatience he fails, to state that the iilumnt were seeking to defeat this measure and that this demand arose out of a resolution of tho j board of visitors, of which he Is him? self a member, presented by one of | that body to the Senate committee at ! the very outset of the hearing granted! on the request of the alumni, which gavo them their first opportunity lo fully argue this mattier. Tin? alumni, who desired to defeat the Early-Rlson bill, did not make Ibis request for do- , lay. although, as they sold whon It was made their representatives J thought, and ctill think, that It was wlso and fair and should have been at once granted. Dr. Aldcrmnn's Opportunity. When the request for postponement had been presented by Mr. Irvine, of tho hoard of visitors, the representa? tives of the alumni would have.been glad to see Dr. Alderman act In ac? cordance with the resolutions of his board, and ask that the Early-Rlson bill ,. n jiasscd by, as this would have averted a situation full of peril to the university. If. howovoi', he hud thought hin board wrong, ami had mo stated, , and It he thought Its wishes should !"? disregarded and tho support of the majority of the alumni thrown to thai winds, and bad asked that action on the hill be taken al oneo, they would have felt that his Judgment was tit fault, but they would at least have hud tho satisfaction of knowing that tho president of the university had I squarely met tho Issue. On the oilier hand, In reply to Mr. I Harmon's question, 1 venture, to Bug- I Kest that If Dr. Alderman considered! the board light, and the. support of I ' the largo majority of the alumni worth saving to thu university, It would have been possible, as well as honorable, for him to have counseled delay as tin board did, despite his former appear? ance before the Joint meeting of tho Mouse and Senate committees, and de? spite the fact that Hit? advocates of; this measure "'looked upon hirn as an ally." Situation Changed Since Dr. Aldermau's Kirnt Appearance. It should bo remembered that not until after that Joint meeting at which he had appeared, and not until a short time prior to tho final hearing before I the Senate committee, had there been I any recognized opposition to tho Early Rlson bill on ttie part of the alumni of the university. Up to that time the alumni had not realized tho situation. ; The faculty. Dr. Alderman, the hoard I of visitors and numerous organizations I had beon quoted as In favor of tho ! immediate, passage of this bill, but it had 'at last become evident that few of thos.j thus claimed, as Its support? ers had ever scon the Early-Rlson bill or considered Its provisions when they expressed themselves, except Dr. Al dorman, and he admitted that he. had I not grasped the meaning of Its provis? ions. Strong and widespread opposi? tion had developed among the friends of the university. The board of visi? tors hud expressed disapproval of tho measure ns offered, and hod requested that It be passed l>y. Thoy pointed out the value of the cordial nnd united support of the alumni, and thoy wished to retain It. I Dr. Aldermnn'Could Have I'nlted With the . Ifcinrd. I What complaint could have, boon I lodged against Dr. Alderman If he had I ?tmeiS hl? falluro to understand thla hill, hia recent discovery of the. op I Position by the large majority of thu I alumni, and had thon added thut the ? step contemplated was mo grave lo I tiikc In hnsto? Could ho not have eald j that, however, his own views might favor the principle of a co-ordlnrtle I CttlleRO for women, the view* of the .alumni and other friends of the unl ' voralty who opposed this bill deserved consideration, and actlotVahould not bo pushed nt thla time? And what pre? vented his Boing to those who "looked I upon him as nn ally" before the hear ? i 11 k commenced and explaining the ; Situation? Kurely they could not hove ? censured him for acknowledging the, I force of the chango In conditions, for I wishing to save to tho university the j united support of the alumni, and for ? abiding by tho resolution of his bonrd ; of visitors. Or has Mr. Marino:, hlm ?elf unwittingly suggested the. real j explanation of Dr. Alderman's failure I to meet the Issuo? And did the prcsl ? dent of the university 01:.eh from ap ! proaehlng those persona with auch a : 'rank statement? Had Dr. Alderman 1 no Involved himself with "tho other 1 friends" of a co-ordinate, college for women that to tell them that the wrl fnro of tho univorslt- required l.Im to follow ths course requested of the Legislature by his board "did not ac? cord with hla:idea? of honor and good fulth"? llorr Could Delay "Veer Defeat t In order to defend Dr. Alderman's attitude It will not do for Mr. liar I mon to say "they feared, and Justly feared, that delay would mean defeat." If wrong, the bill should lie defeated If right, further consideration cannot 'harm the movement. No appropriation 1 can be made now In any event, and. If those persons are right and have the support they claim, postponement for ; two years cannot affect the result. [ Dr. Alderman's Attitude Stfurc the I Sennfo Committee. Mr. Harmon maintains that Dr. Al ! dermon stated that ho was willing to 1 answer any questions, and give any In I formation In his power, and "that all of his statements were free, frank and manly." It la not a man's assertion of his willingness to make a fair state . ment and to answer questions freely I that proves hie frankness. It Is tho nature of a man's statements and the ; chnractor of his answers that ehow his ! frankness, or lock of It. Dr. Alderman jdld so express himself, In opening his i*poech on tho evening the debate was I closed, as to show that he desired to 'convey tho Impression that he was I present as a public servant, ready and anxious to throw all tho light In his I power on the question at Issue. An CuTvllllnir Witness. But has Mr. Harmon overlooked Dr. I Alderman's unwlllngness .to answer ; any question before the midday nd Journrnont on the last day of the de? bate, lest liu break the force of tho speech which he had prepared for de? livery that night? There was abund? ant time In which to do so. Is Mr. Harmon awaro that In making the final arrangements for closing tho de j bate It was proposed In Dr. Alderman's [ presence that ho should speak lat't, and lit was only on the objection of tho; representatives of the alumni that hr Alderman and those "other friends" ! agreed that ho Hhould speak at such la time as to leave opportunity for re ! ply? Mr. Harmon cannot deny that j when Dr. Alderman finally spoke, fol I lowing closely tho notes, which show? ed bis painstaking preparation, whllo 1 ho admitted he had misunderstood tho 1 Barly-Rlson hill, he described tho co 'ordinale college he had conjured up in his Imagination as though that were what this bill provides for. It can no I I be denied that only when forced by Insistent repetition of questions did Dr. Alderman admit thai the bill should be changed before his views would bo met. He first gave answers to catch the ear of the audience, and I only after thus breaking the force of 'the questions did he admit that thai I bill must he p_ltorcd. And then he mada I no suggestion ns to how It should be altered. Is not this attitude of Dr. Alderman and Us unfair effect proven 'by the foot that even now the nrtvo I catcs of this measure., who at thai hearing ahowei themselves unwilling 'hM the bill be changed lo meet hin views, are clnlmlnK Dr. Alderman's support? Character of Dl. Alderman's Speech. Was bin argument fair and accurate'.' As an example. I call attention lo tin i fact that In order to Illustrate his Idea ', of a co-ordinate woman's college a"'! , Its effect on a man's university. Or ? Alderman spok.i of the beauties of the system, as lie says It Is In operation hi Oxfotd. He described the condi ' Hons there as not unlike those thai would exist at Charlottosvllle, alnco, i as he said. Oxford tina n social popu? lation of about ?,,000 persons, Dr. Al I dermal) entirely fnlled lo state that ? Oxford has some twenty-two separata and distinct colleges and halls, each , ?-ntlrely Independent of All the other*. ? with Its own college rules and rc I nulremehts, and with no common unl i vcrstty life aa we know and have It 1 In America. Moreover, as was late: I pointed out lo him. Instead of tho ; small village, he described It to be. th? i census shows Oxford to havo had ' more than 40.000 Inhabitants ten years I a bo. ? Dr. Alderman's Observance *of Duly nnd Loyalty. How Dr. Alderman has satisfied hlm j self and Mr. Hnrmon that hla aense I of duty would permit him to fall to , advise the board at Its meeting prior I to the committee hearing on the vltsl i question as to the course to pursu-t I at this time, they two can best do I lermlne?and so as to his avoidance, j of this question In the public bearing I before the Senate committee, when tho bourd had decided on its course with? out his assistance. Let It be remem? bered that this attitude of Dr. Alder? man was and Is urged as an argu? ment In favor of the Immediate pass? age of this bill. Did loyalty to his faculty require such action of htm. as Claimed by Mr. Harmon? This Is diffi? cult to understand, seeing that tho faculty's resolutions, which worn adopted In May. 1911, and recently published, drawn by Dr. Alderman him? self, as Mr. Graves ban shown, do not provide for any such college as that In the Karly-Rlson bill and contain no reference to action by this Legisla? ture. Dr. Alderman did not deny that the large majority of the nlumnl are. opposed to this measure. The board of visitors showed that they regarded any action that promised to alienate the alumni as one of grnve menace to the university, and they desired to tak.? no such rink. Where" tci ?> Dr. Alder? man's loyalty to Ills board? Whero was his loyalty to the alumni of the university, who. according to Mr. Har? mon, are so dear to Its president? As a matter of fact when tho welfare of the university Is at stake and the alienation of those to whom It Is dear? est In the balance who can lay claim to Dr. Alderman's loyally, unless It bo "the other friends" of a co-ordlnnt% collego mentioned by Mr. Harmon? "those who were pressing the matter and looked upon him as an ally"? Tim "other friends" do not follow Dr. Al? derman. It seems that ho eloaves to them, but not they to him. He. admltn that the bill should "bo changed, hut. they do not agree, lie Ih on record, as shown by the resolutions of the Hoard of Education, passed In Pecembcr. n? not In fnvor of the establishment of a college for women by this Legis? lature hecnuse of the financial condi? tion of tho Kt.tto. yet his attitude >ft elted ns supporting those who wish thla bill passed without delay. 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