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From Readers of The Times-Dispatcli
The Teacher*' Pension La sr.
To the Editor of The Times-Ulspatch:
Sir,?The elrongesi uigument In fav
for of a teachers' pension law Is that
It will do more than almost anything
elso toward encouraging Virginia
teachers to regard ttieir occupation as
a real profession. To-day thuro Is
very little professional spirit among
tl."in. Very many are using their
p >i:illons in a temporary conveni?
ence, u Stepping-stone to other thing I.
?j hey teach until they see a good op?
portunity for marrlago, or until they
have saved money enough to compass
ten.,in cndB which they had In view
:rom th? beginning. With them
leaualng is only a iiieuna to nn end,
that end bein? solely their own ad
vantage. They declaim loudly agulr.nl
paying one per cent, of llulr salaries
to Increase the pension fund, and they
want the pension law repealed because
vi that one per cent, clause. .Most
of them arj young and comparatively
Inexperienced. They expect to remain
:.i h hool a few years?long enougn
i ir them to have earned the required
j umber of dollars. Then they will
/ oi a more congenial Held? of activity,
and tuen places ?111 be lllled by otn
?rs of thu same sort.
All over the State men and women
are responding to continual dimunds
sent out from headquarters for Im?
provement in teachers. 1 hey attend
college or university and win degrees,,
but they elSiwhere to teach. We,
uro doing much t'-ward urging tho I
teacher to better pro.esslonaj equip- ;
mailt, but we uro losing He Improved j
IToduct because of the lack of its '
cnoovlragemsnt. We cannot expect tot
?vave What we make no effort to keep. |
Virginia teachers, for the most part. 1
I receive very Inadequate salaries?of- 1
ten une<|ual pay for ths same work?i
and Whorl, through ago or exhaustion,!
they cease to be useful, without at
/.eimlon law they will tie turned out
up in the charity of the world, per
|l -us to starve, a? did one In Hlcn
tnond some yearn ago, because she
waa too proud to beg.
There Is scarcely uny other oooupa
tlon *o vltaily wearing as that of
.?.achtng. Tho conscientious teacher 1
glv?? of hor strength, of her mind, of j
.ier spirit, of her vory Ute, In large
measure at all times. She does It j
gladly, Shu 1,: .nro In It, becaiue she
'Sets In the lutur? of pie child the'
fruits of har tucriflcck To such a one !
her work 1? more or less a coneecra
t!cn. She rcullzes the true nobility
Of her profession, and trie* to live up j
to It. Her Influence molds the child,
the future Citizen. Hsr first thought :
!a for, hint. Her next Is for that of |
which sho forms a vital part?nt r
protection She It Incapable of the'
1 matinees of trying to withhold the
pltl.ul sum of one per cent, of her
Hilary, ss lung aa It Is actually ne.-d- !
?d for t.u benelli of her fellow-la- :
borers, grown old or disabled in th*
work. II we cannot In time fill o-jr
c ho ,1s with su^h teaohers, it 1? our
oimi fault. Even a consecrated man
and woman must live, and no one can
it'iird to enter a protection, If he
knows that, when hie usefulness \r .
gona, he will on turned out, like un
Old horse, to die or to go to the doge, j
>\> nee,i not be surprised that the ma?
jority of our young people are pre
'.-iing other occupations.
What are we oftering In return for1
the kind of educational ayetem we are
trying to esluiilnsh In Virginia?
Small salaries, upon which many can
bare!) at tno present, with no
guarantee for the future. The only
remedy in sight is adequate salaries
:>nd a reasonable prnclon law. The
'?.ite should bo tilg enougn to pay its
own pensions out. if it is not. every
teacher worthy of the name U will?
ing to help as iong as her kid it ac?
tually needed. I
We r..-.ir much of the duty of the !
li'ato to Its old and wornout ser?
vants That 1? a good argument But
one that v. Ill possibly be mure appre?
ciated la that ihn pension law la a
: ill the State owes to herself. If slie
wants to oulld up her educational
..->?.?? m, and to fill her schools with
the light kind of teachers, she mast
make proper provision for them. If
uho due* not do so, she must exptct
lota them, as sne Is doing rapidly .
now.
Moreover, the pension law should
be ' plated beyond the power of re?
peal. The teacher owes a duty to the
.Slate, but trio State In turn owes u
double duty?to the t.'schtr arid to lt
relf. It is In the power of lue State
'o give to the teaching profession
within Its borders such value and dig.
nlty as ?111 attract not only our own
real educators, but those of other sec?
tions.
Richmond. GRACE VERNON. I
Popular Election of Setiuol Trustees.
To the Editor of Tue Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?The Committee on Schon.a and
Colleges has declared in favor of elect?
ing school trustees by the people. .
1 his ja a very serious matter, and
before any further step is tagen by
the Legislature lt? full slgnihcance i
should be realised by the people of
Virginia. Ah a modest aid towards
this end, I beg to present tue following
tacts: **
In the counties of Virginia trustees
are chosen now by an electoral sctioo.
board, composed of the division super?
intendent, the Commonwealth's attor?
ney and a citizen selected by the judge
Of the Circuit Court. They serve for
n term ol three years, and fneir duties
are numerous, exacting und Oftentimes
exceedingly disagreeable. Among these
dutlog art such important services as
the ..lection of icitchcrB, tlie building
of schoolhouses, the raising of local
school funds, tha making 01 rules for
the government Of Hie schools, the set
:lenient of disputes and difficulties be?
tween teachers, patrons and pupils, the
eelecllon of achoolhOUSC sites, the buy- ,
Ing of nil school supplies, etc. In cun
{*Jftctl6n with the division superintend-:
ent they arc the local business iiiiin
agera of the public school system. To
perform their duties well they should
be men of Influence, Intelligence, cdu- 1
cation and property.
The saliir.es Of trustees arc absurdly 1
low. Two out of three on each district
board receive ?lu per year, und the
tnlrd?the clerk?gets S2 for each
schoolhouse pi his district)
If this isn't patriotic service, what
Is It? So much for the duties, salaries
nnd qualifications of these important
officers. Now. let us glance at the
personnel of t lie electoral hoard and
- e how far lt;i members are removed
"from the people," In whose- Interest .
the proposed change Is made, or ul-j
leged to be mnde.
The Commonwealth's attorney comes
directlv from the people, and Is elected
by the peoplo. The citizen member of
the board comes directly from the peo-j
pie, nnd the division superintendent.
In 00 cases out of 100, comes directly
from the people he serves, and is
elected by a board, three of whose Ovo
members arc elected by tho people. Is.
this stripping the people of their.
Hint powers? Is this robbing them 1
?r the capacity to select their
<.wn officers? Surely not. On the con?
trary, tho balance of power Is largely
in their own bunds.
Now. what of tho capacity of the
electoral board to choose good trus
L'lSThe board Is one of olllclnl Influ?
ence and two of its members at least
possess S wide acquaintance among
tho people. By the force of this influ?
ence and acquaintance its members
can und often do. succeed In getting
men of solid worth to accept trustee?
ships, who would never, of their own
initiative, take the office, and who
would certainly never "run for It.
2 The division superintendent*.Know?
ing the needs of the schools, and hav?
ing the. responsibility of their success
or failure resting In large measure
upon his shoulders, has every Incentive
toward safety and wisdom In the selec?
tion of his coworkers. Had trustees
Wc sell Mcntolatctl Sucf, so highly
recommended for coughs, colds, catarrh,
etc. Call or telephone Tragic Drug Co.
can trouble, him far more than they
can truublo tho people.
8. Tho Commonwealth's attorney
knows the people, knows the local
laws governing tho people, lo himself
elected by the people, and, owing to
Ins close official connection with tho
board of supervisors, is conversant
with the business government of the
people. lie blumib as close to tno
masses ae It Is posslblo for un ofTlcer
lo stand.
4. The clilien member of the elec?
toral board Is doubly armed for satis?
factory local service. In addition to
nis olliclal responsibility, he has
(borough knowledge of the people's
needs and wishes, und therefor- can
prove their closest and most efficient
representative, in short, he is their
personal agent.
Isn't this a pretty safe board to
elect school trustees? isn't it pretty
near to the people? Isn't It very upt
to meet their wishes In nine out of
ten cases?
In conclusion, suppose the election
of truaiecu I? thrown Into politics.
What will be the Inevitable result?
The answer la perfectly simple?
poorer trustees and poorei service, and
an Incalculable loss of moral and ma?
terial support for the public school
system at iargc. Why?
Simply because goo,j men will not
gel down in thu scramble of politics
lor a $10 per annum office. It is diffi?
cult enough to gel their services when
they have no competition and when
then appointment comes from a safe
and responsible source. Imagine men
oi solid business capacity quitting their
farms and their offices and riding ull '
over a dlairict electioneering for a !
trusteeship?i-n office that wouldn't
pay their bootblacks, and yet one in- I
volvlng arduous and responsible duties!
And even if they did make the
race" for thu office, who would most
probably be their opponents? The
cheap-Johns, the irresponsible^ the]
failures. m? box-trimmers, the hahdH
shakers nnd the wardheelurs?all the j
cheap mermLera of human wreckage,
who crave cheap authority and chc\p f
offices, and who uro dearly paid when '?
they are paid the salaries of boot?
blacks!
Thea? er? the men who would "run'
for the offlca of school trustee. These
are the men who would right for It,
end theee arc tho men who would get
IL promloing a schoolhouse at every
man's door, yelling for lower taxation,
demanding free books, and inveighing
against high schools and normal ,
schools, these plausible demagogues
would sweep lr.;o ofllce with majorities
of antoundlhg size.
l-?t those who believe that tho |
panacea for every ill lies In tho elec?
tion of otneers by the people recall
the fate of those now elected by the
peuple?tor Instance, members of town
councils and coiinty boards of super?
visors. No set of ofilctau in Virginia
receive more unmitigated abuse, and
yet they are "elected by the people'."
As long as "good men'.' remain inactive
and bad men bestir themselves in poll
tin. Just so long will certain popular
elections hold serious menace to good
service and good government. L?J us
ki op politics out of the public school
system Of Virginia. Now is the lime to
protest PLAIN CITIZKN.
K es wick.
Azulon ? Stale Lern? Law.
To the L-l.tor of l he. Times-i 'i?.paten:
Sir.?Since the opening of the pres?
ent Legislature 1 have read a great
deal In your paper relative lo the
g..!iic laws in Virgin.a. In t.ils con?
nection 1 wont to s?y a few things
concern.ng this Important subject, and
show some reasons why the laws that
are passed tuid those agilatel are
not betunclal to either the game or
ine hsinler. I live In one of Ihu best
hunting sections of the State, where
game Is as plentiful as anywhere :n
the State I r.ave be:n a hunter for j
a number of y>:ars, and can slate a
few tacts regard.ng same. Now. In
the rlrst plhce, I will take up the
,a ?. that has been passed protecting
robins, and can see no reason why
this should have been done. It Is
claimed by Ihe Auduborn Society and
otners that they destroy Insects, and
are song birds, and for these reasons
should not be killed. It is true in;
robin doej destroy Insects to some
extent, but they leed on cedar bar- \
rles and ot.-.er things of this nature:
as much ao as they do on Insect!.
They com? generally In February and 1
March and then are gone, with the
except.on of a few stragglers, who
remain through ihe spring and hatch
tnelr young and then are gone, 'lnis
bird 16 good for eating and put h<r0 ;
as much for that purpose. In my be- '
lief, as much so as any t.lrd that wo ;
have. This bird is enjoyed by 0
groat many for tho table, and no |
bird has been enjoyed more than this,
.".nd the far-famed robin pie is know n j
by all, ti.-r.-fore. 1 see no reason for
tiie law. The *iext la ihe bull bat
which we have In the summer, and on
iho same ground do the law- makers
contend that thoy should be protected.
Again, would I say that this bird may;
do the same thing, namely, destroy :
Insects, but do we not have the bats
With ua for a very short time and tae
insects that thoy destroy do not:
bolner man nor beast, and is there- ;
tore o: no avail. Still tho hunter must
ba deprived of this sport of shooting
them, and also of tho bird for ills table
to please those who make the Ulis. |
Tho next that 1 will comment on Is
the law that has been passed, as I ;
am Informed, making It a violation)
of same to shoot squirrels before No- |
vomier 1. and w ill ask. can any one J
see any sense In such a law? The
time to shoot squirrels Is In August ,
and September, when they arc cutting
hickor ynuls, and none, I dare say, has i
ever hunted them In November when '
the woods are bare. I know of a I
farmer In thi? section who last sum- ,
mer had a great deal of trouble from;
squirrels destroying his corn, and had 1
to shot th?m on this account; thus,
there hii3 been a law passed to pro- '
toot this game, which In some cases
has proven to be a nuisance. Then'
1 see |n your paper, Issuo of January |
2Sth. a gentleman In the State who |
would have a law passed lo prevent
the Shooting of wild turkeys In the
State. ..nd remarked that tnls bird,
was almost extinct In the State. This !
gentleman who has made li a bus!-]
iiess of capturing all of them alive |
that he could, and paying others to
do so, that he might raise them to I
sell for his personal gain and would |
deprive his hunter-friends from kill-'
lug t hem. Tills bird In Virginia Is I
not near extinct, and there have been i
for the past season, and are now,;
more turkeys In the State than there
have' ever been, and nee-j no more
protection than they now luive. Then;
comeg the most important of all tho
birds, |he partridge. This -bird Is
well protected, as far as the law goes, j
but. in my b-lief, they could lie much '
better protected, and \vc would have
.i meat many more birds than we now!
have. If all of the counties in the
State would furnish free of cost to |
all of the farmers steel traps, and pay i
for nil of the hawk. mink, owl and '
foxes that prey on the birds
and get all of the people to keep their ,
dogs up in the spring, which destroy]
birds neats and kill young rabbits, i
we would havo tho country full of :
birds, and w ould not need ail of this |
agitation every two years regarding
game and laws for their protection.!
I know of h gentletiiun who has put j
up poles oh his farm this season and.
put a small steel trap on lop of samel
and has caught up to now sixteen I
hawks. What a benefit this would he I
t? tho birds If all would do this and
get rid of tho worst enemy the bird
has. The hawk is a constant hunter,
and hunts 365 days in the year, from
morn till night, and keeps after a
covey of birds until he gets the last
one. As I said before, the counties
should pay for these scalps and If they
do we need no more law for their pro?
tection. Then rhnre Is agitated put?
ting a tax on all hunters purposely as
a benefit to tho State. Is tho hunter
not taxed sufficiently? Does he not
have to keep his dogs th2 whole year
, for- Just throe months hunting In the
full, and Ii h? not taxed on eaOh dos
thaa ha owns, and why should he have
to pay more tax to the State, which
teems to me to ba uniust? I sea an?
other law agitated, namely to protect
foxes, which Is absurd. 'l'lils Is one
>f the worat cnemlss to all game, and
>o al] of the fanners who raise- fowls,
tnd I do not supposs that any such
aw would ever be given a hearing In
Hie Legislature. In the protection of
'ho game, :is advocated by the Au
lubon Society, in tho last snow to
feed thi birds, but not once have I
I ?ver seen where a single member of
! '.he society has ever offered to give
i * farmr a sltigls grain of wheat with
; -vhleh to do the fe,?dlng. neither have
i ever seen where the State has ever
I lone so elth?r, but claims tho game
i ?a her property and forbids the farm
I er and others to kill the same on Iiih
I >wn land, except when the Leglsla
I ture says It shall ee done. I hope that
Iths stood friends In the Legislature
i a'Hl stop trying to pass laws, as I
j lave mentioned above, which do no
I (??d, hut pass such n? art a benefit
to the game as well as the farmer
' -ind hunter. W P. R
FarmvlUe.
Ulster and Home Rule.
! To the Bailor of Tne Tltnes-Ulspatch:
Sir,? \v llhi your permission 1 wist!
to malte a little plainer lue arltciu in
The Tunes-Dlapaicn of January n un
; uer lue heudiug of "Ulster's Hysteria,
j Captain Cringe a Uluff."
Captain (Jiuige, one of tho Uleler
I leauers in Ireland, is reported to na.
e,/oani an toliows a snuri time at, r
(in a newspaper Interview: ".No power
"ii earin will thrust noine ruie oh til?
ls ter. We are organizing ourselves lb
resist it, and me ohiy reason tor our
organisation is iu secure inu kUhii? of
iioiiiu rum wim the maximum rapiuily
unu minimum ions of in*, it we wuro
unorganised il would cost us duariy
In liven uu? money to attain our ends,
hut thoroughly organlzud as wo pro?
pose to be, we will save bulli. We hopa
to have i.'6\i,u'.io fuliy trained, abie
budlcd men to resist any aliack tnot
may be made on our slrouguoid on tne
Uu.y Iii? nullit? rule Idll becomes law. A
provisional government tor Ulster will
automatically eel tu work and will
tako uuaigo of every Interest alteutlng
tlie well being of the whole of Ul?
ster."
Here, one* again, we heve the im?
pudent Orange elalm that Uisler Is fui
the Orangemen and ag.miat noiiio ruie
No yowei will Iiiiuhi uon.e ruie o.i Ul?
ster. Tliu."- Orange provisional guv
ernmunt for '.:is..-. win iuko enuige oi
every interest atteciing ine won uelng
? ?i inu who,.: of Ulster. Thus they nav.
tne audacity 10 tarn us it Ulster wet*
an meir own, and ready 10 fall In with
them in a war against an Irish Na?
tional Parliament, of course. It 's
nothing of u.e kind. OI course. Uliler
la riot agalhst noine rule, and, of
? Ollis-. Captain Ciaige and tils Orange
associates nave no title to speak In
lue ipiiiiu Of Ulster, Tne truiii of tins
mallei has been saown over und over
again and proved by facts and llgures,
Wnicb were given some lime ago by
John Redmond. Here they are:
Ulster retuina Uilrty-lhree members
to the House of (Commons?six borougn
and twenty-seven county members, of
trie six boiougn memliere two are Na
llona.lsi n ? V. est tteilast and Newry?
and four Unionist*, of ihe twenty-seven
[ county members fourteen ai e Natlon
iill.it? and tnirleen Unionists. The to?
tal representation of Ulster Is there?
fore seventeen Unionists and sixteen
Nationalists. The Nationalists show
a majority of one In the counties. In
the boroughs, two Unionists and one
Nationalist In Newry were returned
unopposed, In tne counties eight Na?
tionalists were returned unopposed and
seven Unionists. There were twelve
county seals contested, seven ot which
had been held by Unionists and rive
by Nationalists. The Nationalists won
one seat. Mid-Tyrone, and held tho
other five.
These figures tell their own story.
They show that Ulste.r Is not against
home rule, but for home rule by a ma?
jority In the counties. The Tory ma?
jority of one for tho whole province Is
obtained by the majority In the city of
Rtirast. Five of the nine counliea give
majorities for home rule, and for i
majority against home rule thero Is
only ihe northeast corner.
This Is the real situation as to Uistei
and home rule. deter would repudiate
the Orange provisional government If
such u thing were attempted, of which,
needless lo say. there Is not the small
est or remotest likelihood. It Is
Orange bluff and bluster of the ueual
Orange kind. The same may. of
course, l-e said of Captain Cralgc's
army of 250.000. They announce that
they have ?100.000. or promises for
that amount, but what would that be
for an army of 350,000? It wouldn't
keen tho army for two days.
That need not, and we may be surs
does not. worry Captain Cralge, for
right well he knows there will be no
Orange army to be fed. All the army
the Cralges and Carsons could mus?
ter against home rule could be dispers?
ed and suppressed by the police In
twenty-four hours.
TFRRANCF. MORRIS.
Smoots, Caroline County.
Against Amending the Garnishment
Law,
To the Editor of Toe Times-Dispatch j
Sir,?Turough Ihe columns oi youi
valuable paper 1 beg mat you permit
an out reader of Tue Titnes-Uiapatuii to
express ins surprise ana condemnation
of tue act ot Ueniocranc ttcprusunia
nves In youi ciiy assemoieu lor the
purpose Of making laws. Surely Ricn
moiiu is tilieu wim toboylsis mat arc
inn kin oi "Sn/iocK" ot old. Wnal
man on earth cuuul become a pari)
10 lue passage ot nie bill to reuue-j
tne hegsttiriy exemption oi i?u pel
month io nie uiggaruiy sum ot ?.'5, an.'
am r erteellng ims iniquity, count nave
tne auuaotty to appeal io tue messet
asitlng liietr suitiage. Tnlnk oi a
mail u nose salary oarely enamel nlm
io feed and unit cloiiie a tamlly >.-f
six or seven cnlidron. In muny In
Stances slcKness lias driven nun in
aebt; poriiups ins salary may amount
10 foO a mulllll, 410 Ol Willen lie gladly
surrenders to pay nis honest debts
Tile oarii pittance at present prices of
loud leaves ins little oiks Hungry al?
ter tne uousc rent Is paid. Tins sucrl
llce, mis suffering aim Humiliation Is
not enougn io sansty ino gentlemen In
your city who pose as tne representa?
tives ot the peopic. They wouid tut
nis pittance in naif and maac u
Can you bc'iievo mat such men posaeaa
a iirop of num.in lUoou In tneir veins?
1 cannot, and like Hundreds or hitrd
preSSetl la -nrlng men, ilgiiling for ex?
ist,-lie. . r.,iali tvt-l ,t my UUlj io regis?
ter un oat ii to bar, .-to far us my vute
and influence ran, inu return tu such
creatures to lllcnthond as rcprasenia
llves ol l he peoph .
I say peopie advisedly, its at least
05 per?cent, of tue population earn le^s
tiiiin $60 per month. Those people, the
struggling poor, have not the money
to ur..oy the benefit of tho bankruptcy
law, such as tho elite of poverty baftk
In. Professional incn, merchants nnd
many others aro to-day enjoying Hie
fruits or tne bankruptcy blessing, Im?
mune to all debts, yet making morn
money in a monlh than, lliu laboring
mail makes In a year. Why Hits dls.
crimination? The position of men-re
sponslble tor such brutality can llnd
no lodgement in tho hearts of tho
working masses. And yet wo wonder
why McNiiinarn and his kind throw
bombs. Why fish of one anil fowl of
a nother?
"Shylock" ot old, whose soul fed
upon. gold, only asked a pound of flesh
nearest the human heart for security
for his debt. The Richmond Solons
demand the very existence of the poor,
with the paltry $25 thev (Ued, the pour
must live us the. outcasts of England
exist, In subways and sheds, without
home, and shelter, until tho land sh.-vrks
and money changers got their toll.
Evidently these money changers nru
having their innings in . Richmond,
L though tho Qod of Justice drovo tholr
ancestors from Hts temple. Purely they ,
aro now getting beck ai God's people.
Norfolk. ? '^ONE OF MANV."
Enforco Preaeot Game I.nw.
To the Editor of Tho 'I imes-Dlspatch: \
Sir.?I have been readmit with much
Interest the several articles in youi
paper In regard to game and Dsh leg?
islation, existing laws, tncir enforce?
ment, etc. From the press It aoomf
Iii a t sportsman In general have been
given a black eye. grossly misrepre?
sented, and that the general puollc ,
Is Judging the aportlni: fraternity by
a few game hogs, and market and pol i
buntera. Whore la so much wanton
nee'ructlon of gamo and so much pro?
rtlgloua slaughter? Are the sportsmen
\ of Virginia responsible for this? Do
i wo need more laws to take away all
shooting privileges? In answer to the
I'.rat question, would say our officers
of tho law ore responsible for ' tho
wholesale annihilation, and, to the
second one, we do not need nny morn
? laws, but wo neod somebody to en?
force tho ont| we have. Are sports?
men to blame because all. or most all,
tho fish In North and South Anna
rivers have been poisoned or driven
away? What has cousod James and
Rlvanna Rivera and tributaries to be
| come depleted of flan? Was it done
by glllncts and dynamite: No; they
are blocked by many dams, and tholr
waters are poisoned by cur mills and
, factories. Wonder If our eminent
protectionists ever dreamed of this?
' Why strain at a gnat nnd swallow a
[camel? Do not keep on loading our
.statuta books with laws. !.'l::nf* away
' all privileges of true sportsmen, and
1 never enforcing tho laws where the
! mivhlof la really being done. W?
still want our open seasons, and th<
?laws we have enforced, then we will
i have fish and game, too. Thoy will
! not be cxttrmlnatdd i>>- what sports
j mon take. What good will result
' from prohibiting flatting for ten yaarh
Ro long us conditions rer.inln as thej
' are In our rlvors? And .ro It la with
? the game question. In cities thera
' aro a great many sportsmen cramped
up the whole year, and who wish to
hunt In the main, only tor sport and
exercise, and not for pot or market,
who suffer many hardshlpa on ao
oount of our law? and the way they
are administered. People through
? the country generally hunt whan end
! what they choose, and n great many
of them aro entirely Ignorant of tho
many game lawB we nave; and often
I when the open season com? In a
good part of the gamo la already
killed. Take the bal law, which Is
an imposition. We were not allowed to
shoot theni nt all. and have not been
for a number of years, while the writ?
er knowa thni throughout many coun?
ties and In smaller towns people shot
as many aa they pleased and no one
Interfered, K.o In early fall
months., especially In October, any day
you choose to get out and listen you
can hear the whole countryside ring?
ing with guns. The law? we have
are Just made for city folks, to keep
; them from having the sport und re
, creation duo them, while, to a great
J extent, throughout the country piopp.
' hunt regardless of season, and wher
j the open season comes you need not
' worry about what Is left being killed
' In a few days. They are so wild thai
III takes skill different from thai pos
i sessed by the average sportsman to
! hag a few. The writer .-.as not killed
i a wild tJrkey for fifteen years. He
' hears each year that there la a good
crop, but by hunting season all have
mysteriously disappeared and nona
are to be seen. Enforce the laws we
have and give us our open seasons,
and If our game and flsn are exter?
minated It will not be by sportsmen,
but from euch causes as referred to
existing In our rivere, or, generally
speaking, by the onward march of
civilization. When our rivers ere f?ll
of dams and factories, and our lands
cleared of all timber, brush nnd
weeds, this and only this, will ex?
terminate all game and fish. In many
I sections of our country, and here in
this State. where there are vaBl
' streichea of country with scarcely r..ny
j tlmbor, no swamps, or brush thickets,
and where tha ground la shaved by
mowing machines. If no ahooting
were ever allowed there do you sup
I pose It would ubuuno. with quull,
grouse ar.d turkey; If you can not
control these things and those poinl
' ed out In connection with lbs rivers,
; there is no need of any more law. l\ln
i lotce wnat we have, and allow true
sportsmen a small snare of shooting
, privileges. SPCdlTSMAN.
I Cuariullesvllle.
Auuiuat a Man- Architect.
To the liditor of Tim Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?Tail effort lo have a salaried
I arcnilect lo pian and supervise tu?
erection of all iiiu puoliu scnoui build
? Ings in Virginia, sirls.es mu as vorj
unioriunaiu ami undesirable, especially
so witen suojccicd iu a moment's con?
sideration, in mis case tile spur ul
competition, a great incentive lo do
nie uesi mat can uo done In every fluid
of endeavor, Is entirely eliminated and
tue result Is often arenry monoton)
and repetition. Confirmation ot uiti
fact may uc seen, wiinoui saying more,
in some of uur puonc buliuuig. Ulec
trIcily is engendered by incilon, and
ideas are quicaened by coniuct, ami a
I departure Iroin mis course ot actio.-.
Is a reversal of ine rule of life.
I A pleasing variety wlinin me Ilm*
? Its of good male, correct architectural
expression consonant wun proper
economy, and auiuul needs, Harmony of
style and symmetry of proportion, to
geiner wim adapiailon ot means to an
end, are Dt-si ouiaiiied in my judgment
by tair und open and Honorable com?
petition, subject to well .considered
limitations governing such mutters,
and in which the lesi of merit is inc.
I oiny measure of success.
' Lipon mo Historic heights overlook?
ing I'Tedertekauut g, wnere Just lifiy
years ago charging battalions met in
mortal combat, with classic grace
aruuliectural symmetry und pleasing
?tout ensemble." an imposing tempi.
? of learning nas Just opened us Invltiug
I portals, p,aiiued and arranged wilu
\ Hire skill nnd attention 10 every com*
'fort and detail; heated, lighted and
I ventilated by the best-known scientific
I methods, with dormitories, class rooms,
I laboratories, auditorium, gymnasium,
, swimming poo-, dining room, kitchen,
. laundry, etc., complete In itself, and
' all its appointments for the work It
1 was Intended to do, Its equal is not
lo be found south of the Potomac
; Ulvcr. Here, under tho guardian care
I and oversight Of an honored son of
i Virginia, and guided by fuiii.tm teacn
I ers, ihe daugntors of tho old Dominion
are carefully instructed in the useiul
jarts and well equipped for their llfe
j work. This maximum of attainment
I with a minimum of expense has been
I nccompllsned by a normal school board
of Virginia, with the services of a
faithful and skilled architect, secured
only after fair and honorable cpmpe*
I tllloh, nor has one dollar been wasted
or foolishly expended. This statement
Is literally true, and cannot be SUo
j cossfully gainsaid, for 1 know where*
j of 1 speak, Again! reverse the tele*
! scopo ami through the purple mists of
! memory look back Just llfty years ago
! upon u score of sturdy youths and to a
j bleak December day, In a little ouu
I story, one-room, unplastorcd and un
? I aimed name school house. In tho
{COiinty of Thomas Jeffornon, built by
,an old Virginian farmer (whose son
fell In the Wilderness), and with slave
j labor. The function of heating was
performed by an antiquated siove In
J the middle of the room, and for wi
? tor there was a sparkling spring nt
tho root of the hill a quarter of a mile
? away. Here, studying the mathematics,
elementary sciences, Latin syntax, etc.,
.the foundation for llfe'a superstructure
wuh laid. Whal mattered It that Icy
' bls-.its found easy access through un
j protected cracks, or wintry winds anng
mournful requiems among tho bunding
plnos, the. puslo heal, quick and thu
> blood was thick, and life's young morn
waa lit with many a rainbow hue of
bopo In anticipation of a moro perfect
day. Alas, for the vanity of human
expectation.
Some now Bleep the sleep that knows
no waking, somo bled for home and
native land, one preaches righteous?
ness In tho great congregation; an?
other, an honored churchman, preaches
by example, and still another and the,
bist.but by no means the l-?ast. sits In the
Congress of the United Slates, senior
Senator from tho pioneer Stale of the
American Union. Old Virginia, tho peer
of any man In that legislative body,
tho most august on earth.
I Surely this Is an iigo of progress,
I Ihe old field school has had Its uses
and Is now relegated lo the things
that were. The young Virginians of
to-day aro entitled lo the benefit of
tho development of the age In Which
they live. Let them have only that
which Is beat. P. J. WHITE.
, Richmond.
^ .'lie- Wonionells."
To the Editor of Tne Tunas-Dispatch:
Sir,?1 notice In your valuable pa?
per of a recent dato a letter iruni
Mlsa Johnston, In which sho says,
"only a couple of aoores of tne ants*
""lirage women of Virginia have come
Into 'the open' to dclend their aldt
of the question." as if sho doub:.
ihere are many of us.
It la Just possible that our strength
lies In our shrinking from "the open'
tltico our Infected sisters have shuwn
Ihelr weakness by rushing headlong
into it. By g'.lng Into "the open" wo
lontract diseases, such as measles,
vhooplngcoughl smallpox and such.
If so, perhaps by remaining under
:ovtr, In the strongholds of our
noines, we may shun this most malig?
nant disorder of our century?let's
:all it "he-womanetia."
The fact la wo women have never
taken thla matter of "votes for wo?
men" to mean anything serious; ws
save simply trusted to our men who
represent Ma In our Legislature to
aieet ojid manage this small matter
for ua and. true, to auch trust they
have 'made good," proving themselves
worthy of ?tili greater contldenca.
We will depend on theae same
etronar. wla* men to weed out of our
legislative balls tne weaklings?wa
may call them the "alaey" element.
If you'll pardon the slang?who by
their weakness are eueceptlnle to ihls
Iem.il o disorder mentioned above.
The militant auffruglst needs no
bettor illustration thnn her own con?
duct to ehow how utterly unfit she la
to deal with great questions that can
only be successfully managed by de?
liberate and cool-headed Judgment
1 am nn optimist by nature, how?
ever, and take tala rusllcssnesa
among the "Idle few" women as one of
the good slgnE of the limes. May It
not mean that this class of women
are waking up to the tad that Hier?
are things In the world better worth
while thnn "frlvollng In the eternal
bine?" That they have struck obt In
Lie wrong direction onlv shows thlit
?Satan still finds mischief for idle
hands." Now If some oao will only
Ilnd a way to captain thla worse than
useless derelict and -pilot It into a
port, where surplus energy Is in de?
mand, his achievement will t-qual
those of the men who "harnessed the
lightning." "r.rldled the cataracts."
saddled, and are riding the very air
we breathe. That tne women of Vir?
ginia do not want the ballot and all
it entails, I think Miss Johnston
would aoon Und out If she. canvassed
the State Sne would find also that
this uread malady Is not nearly so
contagious In our fine old Southland
ns It is malignant. Liear, true Soulh?
ern women, let us go on our knees
and enlist the aid of too "Great Phy?
sician" In eradicating this evil before
too many go down under Its debllltat
? ng Influence. I am onlv one of many
loyal daughters of Virginia who is
"old fogy" enough to believe that we
still have enough good, wise and
ilrong men to carry their own bur?
dens and, willingly, do the hard
things :or us ? with us uppermost In
their minds and hearts.
"A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF ROCK
BRIDGE."
Buena Vlata.
Booker Wnshlngton ou Concealed Wen.
pons.
To the Editor of The Tlmcs-Dlspateh:
air.?Through your paper I wish to
call the attention of the men of my
own race to the frightful loss of lifj
and serious wounding and maiming of
human beings that grows out of the'
habit or currying concealed weapons.
No one can read the daily papers, giv?
ing account of the crimes and accidents
growing out of shootl g. during the
Christmas holldnys. without being Im?
pressed with the fearful and useless
losa of life and limb, resulting from
the habit of carrying concealed wea?
pons.
During the Christmas week a rough
calculation shows that In Alabama
there were twenty-eight persons killed
and about the same number of per?
sons seriously or fatally wounded. ,
Taking for granted that an equal
sumber were killed nnd wotin.lod In the
remaining twelve States, nnd I think
this is a conservative estimate, we
have a total of about 300 persons killed!
and an equal number wounded during'
the Christmas week.
Of course. I realize that all of this
shooting was not done by colored peo?
ple, bin the majority of the crimes oi
accidents relate to the members of my
own race.
My object in writing Is to appeal to
the masses of our people through min- |
l-tors. teachers and other leaders to I
give up once for all the habit of car?
rying concealed weapons, it is a sub-1
Jert that should bo tnken up In thil
pulpit. In the Sunday school. In Ike I
home arid continually agitated mill)
every nn.nil.er of our rnce who Is now
Ir. the habit of carrying concealed wea- i
pons will feel ashamed to do so. Dur- \
lug all the years that I have lived In'
Alabama I have never carried n eon-'
oealed weapon, 1 have never kept one
in my house, nnd have never felt the
need of one. 1 have traveled through
all parts of the South by night and
by day and have never felt that I
have been In the least danger, and if
I had I am quite sure I would not
have been protected by reason of car- j
tying a pistol. Where a pistol or gun
keeps a person out of trouble one time,
nine times It nets htm In trouble-. Be?
sides, carrying cohcenled weapons not
only does not protect life, bill carry?
ing" concealed weapons Is a barbarous,
coarse and vulgar habit. There Is no
reason why a person In a civilised
country, like the United states, should,
get Inio the habit of going around In
the community loaded and burdened
with a piece of Iron In the. form of a,
pistol or gun.
If this subject Is taken tip at onco
and discussed and ag.tated throughout
the South by our people I am sure thaf
within II few years, at least, the colored
people will cease carrying weapons,
and there will not be so great a loss of
life and limb as is now true.
HOOKER T. WASHINGTON.
I Tuskcgce, Ala.
Tux Rquilllsntlon Needed.
To the Editor of Tne Tlmes-plapatch!
Sir.?1 notice the assessment of real
estate for taxation Is very unequal, and
I am glad lo see the question agitated
I would he glad for you to explain
in the columns of your paper how a
State board can equalize the taxes ir
the sum-! nm? unt of capital Investou
In Puluski countv ?real estate and
Brunswick county real estate. To be
more explicit, some time ago I was in
Pulaskl county ami stopped with a
Bctitiemnti that owned considerable
amount of land. He showed me :>ne
tract of land (of 200 acres), well fenc?
ed nnd grassed, no buildings of any
consideration. He bad refused $7? per
nr.ro, which would make the market, or
truo value, i\t $lf>,000. I askod him
what this land was assessed at for-tux
latlon. Ho stated, $7.50 por acre, or
only ?1.600. Tha Puloskl levy was
,91.(8 on tho $100. which only made his
taxes on ?lfi.000 capital ?23.25.
I Now. let this gentleman sell this 200
I aero tract for $15,000 and Invest It In
I cheap Ilrunswlck land, where real es?
tate Is assessed at atid abuvo Its mar?
ket or true value, and the same) gen- I
I tleman In the same Stale will pay I
? $173.60 taxes at only $1.15 levy on th* j
$100. Ia ihero any Justice In that* ,
? 111 not auen ? outrageous taxation j
'drive Investors away.' And why should i
a taxpayer pay more laxe3 In oni '
county In tho State than another on i
j the same amount of capital Invested?
I It looks to me that It I Invest $l."j00
j In real estate, no matter whether that
$1,000 buys one acre or 1,000 acres,
there ougnt to ho tha same amount ot '
' Slate taxes on that $l,0tju all over the
Stale. For example, here In Itruns
wlek county a tract of about eighty !
acres was sold, the highest bidden
bought It for ahout ?3 per acre, ami
the Lawrencevllle court continued the.
sale and made a deed. Vou sue. the |
market, or truo. value was ahout i'S
per acre. This was two or three years
ago. l^asl year this land wits assessed
at (15 per acre for taxation, void
' of timber and Improvements,
i Is It not time wo were raising a
: howl? Mr. Editor, can you explain this
j to me? TAXPAYER.
Tree.
Develop the F'nrinvllle Normal.
I To tho Editor of The Times-Dispatch: i
' Sir.?1 have read with great interest
I the letter published In your issue ot
, February i ahout "thu state Female
Normal School" at Farmvllle, and, as
la pat roil Of that school, and an alumnus
I of the University of Virginia. 1 Wlitt)
? io express my agreement with that 1
I letter. If the committee of the Legis?
lature In charge of the Early-R'son bill ,
would pay a viall to Farmvllle and look
Into tho equipment und schadulu ot i
study of the normal school I think
that they would llnd there a facultjr
of professors, library, laboratory and
everything noeded for a tirst-cluss fe
mule college, quite as mticn. If nol
more, for academic studies than the
University of Vlrglnlu started with.
If the name were changed to "the
Virginia Fomale College," some momj
spenl In adding to the uulldings und
'grounds of the present school, so that
the students would nut have such re?
stricted quurters, and Would have
, grounds largl enough for the exercise
; which Is necessary lor their health. Hits
sciiuol would naturally giow into a.1
iirst-class college, with the advantage
ol the experlei.ee of years gui.ed oy
? the jires int management of tho school
' at fur less cost to Ihe Stute, and much
more healthily, than wou.d a new col- i
lege at the University oi Virginia or
elsewhere.
Then are certainly grave objections
to the location of a female college In
ciose proximity to tue University of
I Virginia, whether it be coed uca live, co?
ordinate, or Independent
J EFF, ll.v.N L>OL,FH TAt'LUK.
I Su Jumes Rectory, Accomac.
Onwurd, SuitrnKlatn!
To the Editor ot Tne Tlmes-Dlspateh: !
I Sir.?1 have been u cunsiant reader |
of your excellent paper lor quite a]
long lime, und recently 1 liavo ^eeii
much Interested in the many letters
; vou have published In regard to liie
I woman auftr?ge movement
1 W hat a stir It seems to be making
through the Stale! Some of the men
Seem to regard It as an open rebel?
lion or slriKc against tnelr authority,
and If it should succeed there is no
letting what ihe result mlgm be. How?
ever. 1 don't think they need feel
alarmed, for thu simple reason that
the women of Virginia do not seem
? Inclined to stand together In tne mat?
ter.
Read the loiters from tho different
' sections of the Slate, some advocullng
most earnestly, some condemning most
' severely.
One writer states that the tlrat vote
ever cast was caal by a wouiun in thj
Garden of Eden, und that It Introduced
death lino the world. I don't quite
, understand how an act of disobedience j
COUld be called a vote, but admitting
It In this case, she is fur bemud the
times, for, according to tlie "Testimony
of the Rocks," deain was Introduced
Into this world long bet?re, woman
made her appearance In the Oarden of
Edeh: We cannot quite understand this
I account of the creation .Many ques- !
Hons might lie usked Unit no one on '
1 tlie earth can explain. That Is a se
ei ei hid with the Creator, so wo will i
; leave It In Ills hands.
' And now. admitting that women are
in a state ol rebellion against existing
conditions, rebellion is not always a
mistake. This great republic Is tho
result of a rebellion, and about this
same question. "Taxation wbnout rup- |
resuniatlon." And if you regard it as i
a "strike," strikes and unions have]
done a world of good for the working |
people In bringin about bettor contli- i
lions for them.
And If politics Is In the low nnd
corrupt condition that men say, If any
Improvement can b<> niado, any re- !
forms brougiit about. ali> good aceom- '
pushed by this movement on the part j
of the women, 1 say keep It going.
Providence Force. E. N. J.
? An Excellent Record.
To the Editor of The Tlnies-Uispatch: '
Sir,? I herewith Inclose an extract
taken from the Christian Advocate of,
the 12th Inst.. published at Nashville, 1
Tenn., which I think would bo helpful
Information to iho readers of youi
paper, especially tho oillcers of this !
and uther States.
W. A. LAUGHON.
Barton Heights. Vn., .January 13.
A Record to Ue Commended.
Ohio courts are to be commended foi 1
the record made In the conviction of i
lynchers. When Carl Ethurtiigion, n 1
prohibition detective, was hanged by a I
Newark (Ohio) mob, Governor Harmon ,
took prompt action to bring the guil |
ty to Justice, and appointed a special
attorney to assist in the prosecution |
Thirty members of tho mob hr.ve been |
convicted?one for second degreo mur?
der, thirteen for manslaughter, seven
for riot, and nine for assault and bat- j
lory. Eleven af these men are al?
ready serving sentences In the Ohio1
Penitentiary, All records have been I
i broken In the conviction of lynchers.
! and Ohio sets a standard Dial tho
courts of other States will do well i
I to keep before them,
Wants School Reforms.
To the Editor of The Tlmcs-Dlspatch: !
I Sir,? I notice, under heading of "l^et-i
ters From Renders of The Tlmes-DlS-l
pinch." In your issue of February 6, j
U ietier from a Mr. J. M. Smith, Mar-1
tlnsvllle, Va.
I think this letter Bhould be heeded '
I r.y every one of our lawmakers, espo-I
I clally In reference to the school ays-|
[ tern,
Our school raxes aro very high, nnd
not at all distributed according to Jus?
tice. Nlno-tonths of nur people think
our scVool trustees nnd county super?
intendents should be sleeted by tha
people, and thereby remedy the dis?
satisfaction In the local school dis?
tricts.
Mr. Editor, some change for the bet?
ter should surely he effected.
AN Old i CONFEDERATE AND READ- j
ER OF YOUR PAPER.
I.oulsn,
Ii A IMeo for Our Gnine.
To the Editor of The Tlmes-DlsprUch: I
Sir,?I would like to s?ggi st a few j
'Ideas in regard to the protection 6f
lour game while It Is being discussed
I In the Legislature.
We hope the .Tame law. as finally i
I amended and passed, will contain this
; provision, thnt all shooting of game
I of every description will ho positively
j forbidden until the seasons open. If
any hunting is allowed at all it will
I he equivalent to hunting ull kinds ot
game. If you allow a man to hunt n j
squirrel or rabbit he will shoot a tttr- j
I key or deor If hn finds It. There also
should be some protection to tha gamo
during tbo summer months.
There are a groat number of worth?
less cura In thla section that hunt
all through the summer, morning and
evening, killing the young birds ami
rabbits In their nests. I think thoy
destroy more game than anything olso.
Pay out of tho license fund a bounty
for mink, fox and hawk scalps. Bo
sure that all persona hunting off tholr
own land pay n tax on tholr guns.
j We have a great many parties In thin
section that own n few acre*, but hunt
I over the entire section by permission.
land without It. so long as they can
' keep out of sight.
I In fact, I think It much better to
j tax the farmer that hunts ai all on hla
j gun. for all persons hunting will llko
i ly hunt further thnn their possessions.
Tax nil hunters ami use the money
I for premiums on scalps of gam4 de?
stroying unlmals. Including tho worth?
less cur. C. R. SANDERSON.
Cartcrsvlllo.
Hn'ifnx L.nnd An*c>tarucnt*.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?I know not wtiat excuse the
other thirty-seven counties arc going
to otter for drawing more from the
State than they aro paying in, but I
am satistled that the trouble with
Halifax people aro mighty high-tone.i
bucco growers Is so small that their
??nds w-ill not Justify a high valua?
tion or high rate of" taxation.
Our local assessors are, or ahould
5e, familiar with tho profits Which
our farmers derive from their land:'
and crops. Yon know, Mr. Editor.
I Halifax people are mighty big-toned
I people, and 1 cannot believe there i ;
any disposition to beat the State, and
I am sure they will welcomo the time
I (vhen their lands wll stand a high
t valuation and high rule- of assess?
ment. That tlmo will come Just as
I last as higher prices camo for tobac?
co.
The richest epot of land In the
world would bo almost without value
for farming purposes If you could not
get some paying crop off of It. Lands
should bo valued In proportion to tho
profile thoy produce.
Nathalie.. W. O. COUSINS.
Cltea Literary Authority.
I To the Editor of The Tlmea-Dlapa.tch:
I Sir.?Anent tha proposed ioinaie In
I .Utullon ai tho university, It may bo
I nterestir.g to recall what Elcunor
Uucarinay I>ane chose for prcfaco
tuolatlons for "Vaney Stair":
For woman Is not undeveloped
man.
But diverse; could we make her as
thu man,
I Sweet Love were slnln; his dearest
bond Is this.
! Not like to like, but like In dif
I ference."
?Tennyson.
"Auhl Nature swears, the lonelv
dears.
Her noulest work sho classes, O.
Her 'prentice hand she tried on man.
And then she made thu lasses, Oo"
?Burns.
"Ye can't educate women as ye car.
men. They're elemental creatures; and
ye cun no more change their nuture.t
j than ye cun stop fire from burning."
?Hugh Pltcarri.
i Richmond. ALUMNUS,
j-.
W hat's the .Halter \\ Ith the Suflrngu
for Wonieuf
To .the Editor of Tne Tlmcs-Dlspatch:
I Sir,?Read the modern novel or o,i
scrve tlio modern novelist twnetnor or
? noi an expounder of the possibilities o .'
the JeKeraonian meniaiityi, and tho
, conclusion must be that women have
a great deal of what i ' ca.led tne
hlgiiur Intelligence. Uran, d so much,
: and sooner or later a curtain expres?
sion at the poils of tnese apiliuded
> must follow. Tne chief question >a
j Hits matter seems to be (women ad?
mittedly Having so many other ex
| tiemeiy iinporiani obligations), how
snail women bu Introduced to a Sphere
| or actlvliics which bus In so many
quarters for so long a tlmo been uc
nepted ns no sphere tor women? Th?i
answer might well be that the Intro?
duction snotlld be gradual. . At Ili'St
let women vole In ail matters regard
, lug the welfare of children, suuh as
schools of the elementary and second?
ary grades. If the exercise of the suf?
frage by women should prove lo be
saiutary In these- departments there
should be an extension of ihe privi?
lege. Nor al any time should any wo?
man run for Ihe olllce of sheriff, or.
Governor or Commonwealth's Attor?
ney. Y. 54.
\ Prince Edward county.
\Ynn(? Cheaper I.line.
To the Editor of The TlnieS-Dlspatch;
Sir,?in The Times-Dispatch of tha
5th an argument by D. W. Mason o -
posing the lime bill now before the
Legislature is nqthli g more than ab?
surd. The farmers oi tho Stale*, espe?
cially hero In the valley, want, and aro
In much need of, cheaper lime, as ih-i
present price of lime at Rlverton is too
high for most farmers to use. D. W.
Mason, of Giles county, v a., with poor
grace, says It would bo class legisla?
tion to furnish farmers with Cheap*!
lime. It would be class leglsl itlon with
a vengeance to favor a few producers
of lime against the interest of th.e
whole State, giving Mr. .Mason and oth?
ers the exclusive right to sill at two
pi Ices.
Much couid be said about Mr. Mason'/
assertion lb.it land and live stock nr i
ouly taxed at half price If tt was
thongilt to be believed by the peu?
ple.
To Ray more about thU lime business
would be to redact on the Intelligence
ot tho members of tho committee which
has this lime business in charge
G. \\ RICHARDS.
Rocklngham county.
Some Gossips Among |la.
To the Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
sir,?Tin attached clipping is from
a recent morning issue:
"Ann.ipolin. Md., January 30.?A bl.l
designed to protect women from gossip
was Introduced In the House of Dele?
gates to-day by Mr. Philips, of Wico
nitco county. The proposed law In?
flicts a penalty of from six months to
three years upon any person who. In
the hearing Of others, makes any as?
sertion reflecting upon the good name,
of a woman."
Thero is no place on earth such a law
would do so much real good us In Vir?
ginia HEA DER.
Sprains
Sloan's Liniment is excellent
for sprains and bruises. It slops
j lite pain at once and reduces
j the swelling very quickly.
SLOAN'S
is penetrating and antiseptic.
Mr. S. I* RalXKY, of .V<7 Cedar Ht..Chj.t
tanooga.Tenn.iasyss?I ?rsUwd my an.
kle.lt pained m* very much and wiui badly
swollen. After * low applications of
i Sloan's Liniment my ankle i.ai rollered,
j and la now entirely wll."
At ill djtliTi rrle????.,???-*
I Dr. Earl S. Sloan - Boston. M**?.

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