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Y-.st, at the; first hearing of the Sonnte Committee on Privileges an 1 Elections' oh the .Tor-1 dar, enabling it el Monday nicht. In i what should Hnvc hei n the cool atmos-1 pher? of serene debute, when men and wom'rn of education and high standing weir assembled, the tiros of anger and enmity tin red up. dlgnlllod and repre? sentative men wer ? hissed and hooted, feeling ran Into bitterness and argu? ment into aertmpny, A minister r>f the ' gospel charged that nn organization oemposcd of the best citizenship of the,' chief pity of th Commonwealth wished] Jo raplthlize crime and ronp dividends from vice. A area; body of patriotic' and public-spirited Virginians were vll- j irt?d and by the same man accused of infamous motives and foul standards, j The charge was Indlguanll} denied by ! a citlstn of sixty-three years' life in' this community and the minister In return was denounced n.= a "hypocrite.'' Bitter and heated denunciations were hurled bach and forth, bad blood was engendered, neighbor pitted against 1 neighbor. qltizcn against citizen, preacher agalrst churchman, and Vir? ginian ngalrift Virginian. Tlte harsh I nerds there spoken kindled additional rancor and strife among the people of! the State. I If all this venom arid vlndlctlveness | is manifested at n small committci hearing, where are presort dignified men of usually nutet and calm demean- ' or.,who can measure the fearful fed-' ing, discord and division which will he inflamed In Virginia this year !f the Jordan enabling net If agitated before the people? Will not the yet unher.i ul 1 bill emeus of Rettdjtister tlnies be rts-j posted? Will not the house to tin is canvass of a prtdilldtinn campaign put asunder man and tvif >, father and child. ' array family against family, brother; against brother and kindred against kindred? If a few men can manifest such Intense animosity toward each other In an hour, what may We expect when hundreds of professional uclta t<Ts- are in th j field, when threats of damnation and woe tin the a'r. when accusation after accusation will ho launched and good men slandered and i dragged into mud-slinging warfare?j Can Virginia afford such internal dis? cord and domestic revolution? Can ^^ IM)ISl'i;.\SAnLb: U'l'KOlMtlA TIOX. Library and all those who ate ac quklnied wIH. ' the *,oondltlon at Ihe priceless litfrteeTlon of manuscripts coli* taincd in th ? libl'uiy will bo bitterly ' disappointed when i; becomes known that the appropriation bill, its reported by the two Finance Committees' of the General Assembly, contains no appro? priation for th a preservation and pt'bpjr care of the collection. The be? t?r this purpose v.'nr emphasized In I port of the Library Board for I! Which, on page S Is to I.... fptji following paragraph: "It Is- also imbed-- in fiiii i, eouil ex???> rtod,"' since ,\\lustrous I th: great Xtfw Volk ?tote I.Ibrarj have Impressed si with the nei of llreprobl f uriiUhlngs .;s w a fireproof bul'dlna fo ii kuftk the exception nt thai In tli< Library of Congress. Ccrluliilj th. 'er r.! Assembly will provide fo: Ii? ....... ervatloh." In the carefully prepared jfutcineti: of the needs of the library for the ruin? ing two years, presented lo ihe Fi nance Committees of the t\.'.' . of the General Assembly, i; in No. ? is' "For constructing ip'etal shelving and appliances for manuscript records and for the proper presorvatl . ? |hes? records. SS.O?')'' (for each ? > i of the appropriation act). In explanation ol ?.his item, th ? statement, which w'as draiwn up bv the state Lib: iHan, bii'i approved by the Library Board a:i.-: careful examination, has the fo?ov.ing to say: "Item < is needed for the proper csi*? of our invaluable manuscript collection* According lo Lie l6W?i t.r two ei mates made by firms that deal in met t| furnishings'. (6,000 if needed io equip the archives room with fireproof ? aaes 'fhc work might bi clone .o Once and paid for, haif on completion and hall next y.M.i. At presenl We ha.'e In |1k archives room merely wooden ? helves'. I shudder to think of whaI would be the result if tin- were Iii any wriy eoni iiimileated to that pan of the Library Building. This building supposed m be a fireproof on.;?though ) vpiy nnieh doubt that It i??and nil its furnishings; certainly the, (tirnlsbings of tho-c pai ls of It In 'which manuscript are stored, xhould be fireproof also. The fate ol tiie manuscript collection of (he New York Stvto Librnrj Is :< sad w'irnihg. ' Npr hAs the ? Ubrary Uoutu been albtr? in asking for this ai>proi>:latlon. I**?'r otherwise. The voices of nearly all?If not nulto nil?tlio patriotic so? cieties represented In the State?tlio Sons of th< Revolution, tho Sons of tils American Revolulloni the Daughters of the Revolution, the Cblonlal Dames and others?have siso boon raised. At the beginning uf the ?i -sent session of the General Assembly a bill calling for the appropriation of sg.?OO for the preser? vation and arrangement of the manu? scripts In the State Library was Intro- ' duceit In the Senate by Senator Tltckir and referred to the Committee on Fl-1 iiKitre. At the hearing given by the i committee to those advocating th? pas-, sage of the bill, many representatives] of the societies named above -tnd other societies appealed, and VJry Stroits addresses jvcr'e made by .indue It- fat? ter Scott. Judge U I- tfpwis, William C. Stnnard, l>r. C. it. Robins, Mrs. I.. R, Dusnlell and others. Though the bill lias not been ropdrlsd, it has been ex? pected bj It-s advocates that the amount . asked for would certainly appear in I lie appropriation bill as one of the items appropriated to the state Library. Accordingly! its omission will occasion i very widespread regret. Though It Is not our purpose to ei lt- j Iclse unduly the Finance Committees ?r the two houses, which have been wrestling patiently and honestly and courageously with problems of pecu? liar dirrtculty, and which hav ? ?,cached ) Conclusions that In the main meet our approval, Tin Tlntes-Dlspatch thinks that'cenUiIiily, in tnls one respect, un error has been made. Virginia Is i richer In history than any other State ' in the Union?-n history which has! iievor b?en adequately set forth, and ' which may only he set forth In the . future after ihc publication and pa llcnt study of Just these records, which I their appointed guardians and those most familiar with their condition tell' iho General Assembly are in danger.1 The warning given should by all nnans be needed. Think of the poignant re? ^iet that would be felt by all lovfcr's i?f our State, and especially by the m -tubers of this present General As? sembly, should this priceless collection be destroyed by lire, when it might have been saved by the expenditure of! a paltry Sil.ono: Since the bill may !>?? amended on the Moor of either house. It Is not too j late by any means even now to rectify ! th, error. And we sincerely hope that! this may be done- In fact, ws believe! that it will be done, in pointing out the danger, the Library Board has done its fluty. The responsibility is now with the General Assembly, a responsi? bility Which each member should fesl. | v \r.u I'AiiK inn l.r.i Aim. Itii hnionel has ail excellent oppor- ! tunlty to extend her boulevard system.! Join bei two beautiful outlying parks' and make them more accessible if the | proposed (dan to connect the Wlli'am Byrrt Park to the Joseph Bryan Park, on Hermitage j;oad. be a handsome boulevard is carried out. The nrsl link I of the boulevard is already opened as'.! a double driveway as fur as Broad street Rond. Boyond this It is intend-' e,i to widen the present highwnya Id. the full ISO feet width, carry the, driveway over a new bridge across the Richmond, l-'rederlcksburg and Polo-! mac Railroad, by th* state Fair Grounds, and ilience to the ifermitagt Road, which can be improved In pc cordnner with the plan directly to the' main gate of the Joseph Bryan Park. The n?Ivainaues art obvious. It will j make these pinks more convenient ' and .serviceable as pleasure grounds. The bridge 1- heeded to give better uc- ! cess to tin- state Fair Grounds, and. It Ik s.-< lit that the-railroads ami street' railways nia\ help in its construction,! *-"<l Sil rlo liwr.y with ihc possibility i nf grade crossing's. The relief ?offered hides should be appreciated by every j citizen compelled to seek outdoor com fort and recreation; The general use fulneSs hud heaiii'j added to urban' life by comprehensive parkway and! boulevard systems is attested by the j Increasing attention pnjd to these fac- ! tore*"b\ all American cities. Prncllenlly, llu successful outcome of the prop , a: depend..; on the coif-j e.it.d efforts of tlv City Council tnot l|i the interested rate, and what Is : f securing the de- j Some estimate of ?rk needed and the quired should soop Council, so that It action. The pros f beauty and picas nond should be in v A LH Hi I'.VOSIS! Com-, let in Strew purple flower? upon the tomb of tho ? Professor'' who fixed the town daredevil with his glittering eye, placed the head of his [Victim on ":ir table and his feet on another and walked across the humiin .HuspenKioti bridge. Over th? outraged I piotest of the Hou Waller Tansill jOliv?r'. of Fnlrfux, that doctors should not maintain a monopoly of hypnotism IIn restraint of competHion by ii.uivl deal citizens, the bill fathered by the ? Hob, 1'. Iii Bowers, of Cnlpe^er, bc I cattle law yostorda.v, after. Delegate. Cox, Of Richmond, had retold In an j;;uishe.P tones a story from .a weekly ? periodical In which the poor but hon? est country bo> was calked over by n jliuge black-whiskered pilau, who piitotlieU tiile: liiouei'li Black Ail l'-4 spite tho plea of Delegate Bank* that the ItyphOgoncsIs franchise be not wrested from the plain people. the right to produce nrtlllclal catalepsy was Riven solely to the medical profes? sion; who, the House v.as assured by Doicgate Stephcnson, a M. D., will not us., it. so perishes the hypnogoneoue state of Virginia. H was h bold usur? pation of the mesmeric liberty of man. but Delegate Alden Bell raised not his voice to annihilate a measure which hereafter forever as hereinbefore pro? vided Inhibits him from hypnotizing the House with his magic eloquence. Alackaduy! No hypnotism-.' There? fore no love, my masters. No longer con the star-eyed divinity he imposed upon by tho squash 7 faced beanpole of masculinity who In some strange Mid summer Night's Dream appears to tho. fair <>ne as the living Apollo. No long ii can Professor William .!. Bryan lull the Virginia Democrats Into believing that if they follow him. they will cat1 elephant titcak and ride down Pennsyl? vania Avenue In silver chariots. Alas! '"Nevermore," quoth '-he lawmakers. Tears and flowors for "the Professor," 'ess work for the stage-struck prom? inent citizen, the glamor of love gone, the poetry of life prosaic, oratory a lost art. flirtation an institution of an? tiquity. 10x11 "Professor." nvc atquej vale: j THIS SKXATK'S II I. r .\ 1)1*311. By adopting the committee amend- ! ment to the Byrd-Featherston primary bill, which would permit the party .nmltteee to fix the dates of primary j elections, the Senate struck u blow at one of the most commendable ob-1 jects of the measure. Senator Hart's j alleged reason for the amendment, j namely, that It would t^nd to preserve the integrity of the party, has no up- I plication. The Integrity of a parly t can best be ma'ntnlned by doing Jus? tice to all of Its members. To put It; In the power of n comm'ttee to juggle the date of a primary to further the ( fortune.* of its favorite aspirants] would be to sow within the party the seeds of Its dissolution. No effective primary law In any: State contains such a provision, for the col:, nt reason that it would be de? structive of that degree of certainty which should attach to an election statute. Moreover. It would allow and encourage the multiplication of prl- I marlcs, unnecessarily Increasing ox-! pmse. and Inconveniencing the voters.! The primary dates should be as ilxcd i as those of general elections. It Is surprising that Sonntors liar-j man and Polkes Should have voted for1 the amendment. In the face of the fnclj that here In Richmond the sentiment for an up-to-date primary piw is over- [ whelming. It Is to be hoped that the. Senate. If possible, will reconsider the. vote by which the amendment was adopted arid leave Hie dates of the primaries as designated by tho bill, I l WIK poll TUB FHBUI.E-MINDF.Di! TRUE ECONOMY. Trie economy m the expenditure of1 the State's money lies, In part, In re-' moving causes of constant drain upon her resources. The proposed appro-! ptintlon for a Stite home for thoi feeble-minded, to be considered by the Finance Committee of the Oeneral As? sembly this morning, in an opportunity for such economy, it provides for o i residence for the weak-minded, where, by segregation under proper super- , vision, the propagation by these unfit specimens can be prevented. In Vir-1 glnln to-day thcro are somo C..000 of! tiiese incompetents, and from thoni. It j is believed, perhaps a thousand do (loiettt children are born annually, j Seventyrflve per cent, of the number; are uncared for, save by that ready but Inefficient and expensive charity found always among the people. This heavy char/re will be abolished if the proposed measure Is made a law. In the present Legislature a largo j number of bills for tho amelioration J find oontrol of conditions among de- i ficlent ch'idren have been proposed. Is It not tlmn to think of a basic j means of preventing their Increase? By a small expenditure now. ten times the amount can be taken from the' liurdon the- hexi generation Will have to bot i Feeble-minded girls beyond; the roflcii of any soclnl control arc fi.1 constant menace to the standard of our citizenship. Other States have al-1 ready adopted means for exercising' this control. Lei us follow their ox ample. j Thi humanitarian arguments do not Heed rehearsing. The State lins u po rullnr duty to Hose unfortunate mem? bers. They Should be seientlftcally : clped to such happiness ns is possible] for them, and a cent rail zed ngeney' offers th< hCFt means to gli?b wise aid. Concentration, with trained direction,. Is the simplest, most humane and mont j ei onomlcnl method of caring for them. I I ? Too bad the Legislature decided not t< accept hhy more bill*. Delegate V litn limy have wanted to amend the other four sections of the Code," says i M" Bur na Vista Times. Richmond prefers to take her min? eral waters at the. Springs jn summer. Sho Iih! no taste for th"se extempora? neous sulphite and tannlc acid flzr.es fi\n of the faucet VERSE FOR TO-DAY ^ nil Ik's Ylclni.?. i He Is not old, who -till c.in share The blithesome riilrthfillness of May. What though December frost his hair? ? it cannot make his spirit gray. Ho I? ::ot old. ufion whose,head . The wanton winters drift their HUOW.'t. BUI cannot pale the blood s deep red, Nor <ooi th.-- heart that warmlv glows. Ho ennriol age. whose soul the year* I .?'mild never chill with ley breath; ? Who 'das deiiance to his fears, Arid Hilsts In Lov.- through life mid i death. ?Moslem*.)' Lewis. On the Spur of the Moment ?y Roy K. Moulton We've Stopped Buying Meat. Us folks ain't goln' to buy no moat. We're' goln' to kill tlio trust. Our dart says thut the packers' ring we're surely going lo bust. We haven't ot a b't of beef or pork since Monday morn. 13ul still we're teelln' lino and wc will laugh the trust to scorn. Ma's dug up Surah Rorer's work that tells you how to cook, And she ain't goiu' to miss a single thing that's in ihe bonk. Provldtn' that the recipe don't men? tion any meat She rays she'll tlx up vogtables so they Will be a treat We hud potatoes Monday, cooked in nineteen dlffrent styles And buckwheat cakes and graham gems In tnost attractive piles. Ol' course. dnd bought n turkey, but that ain't oxaclly meat. But ho said we must have u fer to make the meal complete, lie's bargained for some chickens from a man who runs a farm; Of course, we've all stopped catlii' meat, but chli Its won't do no harm. - Pa's boycotted the butchers, and^ayn they -won't get his dough. But he eats sirloin steaks downtown at'noon for lunch we know. Since we hove out out meat at home. we're hnvlug -?.?gs euch day; They cost a whole lot more than meal, hut dad says Dial's th-j way i To knock the food trust In the head and save our hard-earned wealth. Wo'vo got to have some food like Ihul If we'd preserve our health. We've had canned mushrooms once or twice. They used to "cost too much." And lobster a In, tCewburg ar.d canned pineapple and such. We're having oysters every day. They used to bo a treat. We're Savin' up dead loads of coin Mnc<> we stopped buytn' meat Vecordlug to tnclr -Miner. There Is never much harm in aj mandolin player?wheri he ain't play- : In' It. Ii looks ns though Ihe outcome of Ihe election in this country Is going lo be pnrty close. A straw vote was took at Tibbltt'B general store last, night, and tho res'.i't was as follows; Roosevelt, 1; Taft, lj La Follotto, 1;j Cummins, i: Harmon. 1: llorrlson, l;' Wilson. I: Underwood, 1; Bryan, IV Clark, i, It doesn't iook as though there Is i BOltlg to he much farm work done . ibis year If the politics hold out. I When a foller learns how to run j hin automobile It Is time to buy a] new machine It seems strango, but almost every-, body lives next door to some mean critter who won't shovel the snow oit his v.-ulk. If all the proposed rallruds were built there wouldn't be room for n single potnter patch from Maine to Cnlifomy. If you fold up tho napkin it !s .1 r-lirn that you expect to be Invited to eat another meal In the house, and If you don't fold it up It Is a sign you are a boor, so what !u a feller to dd7 Ilnnk Ttimms solves the problem by sticking the napkin |n his pocket and taking It homo with him. Who kin blame the wlmtnen for getting Into polities and business When most, of the beauty dope und j advice to mothora for the Sunday j papers Is written by men? 1 never see a feller who trnveled ' through the West but what came hack 1 with the lirm Impression that there Is] going to be a great revolution inj politics. QUERIES & ANSWERS Iteerlstering Chickens, To what oillcial may 1 apply to have some hue chickens registered'.' W. C. CREWS. Tho breeding of line chickens seems not to have reached the point at which there is any official registration. It efe rend 0111 .1 ml Hntlhllllg Act. Kindly explain the difference be? tween referendum and enabling act. A. II. ? Referendum is formal recognition of the rieht Of ihe people to have .ill legislation referred to them for UC oeptance or rejection. An enabling act may ho almost anything. The ono lately before the Virginia Legislature was "a temporary and partial referen? dum In that it referred to the people one matter for one time. Thnt I.'nluck7 Onlor. What age wns It that Dr. Oslor gave as that nt which a person should be put to death? MAN AND WIFE. The doctor probably yielded to the temptation which nil of us experience sometimes to say something which he would afterwards regret. The age in the remark attributed to him Was lorty years. Dr. Osier denied making .-my statement which could fa'rly bear the meaning commonly given to Hie remark in question. I'cnni. ? l How tunny persons have been elec? trocuted in Virginia? How long has the Slate had an oloctrlc chair? How many persons have suffered capital punishment In Virginia In the past for? te years? MI8S P. R. Thirty-seven. Since IfoiS The au? thorities of ? the State Penitentiary might he able to get this ?nfnrmn.tlon for you In time, but It would take a long while. Abe Martin Constant Rciu Hunker mil. Ind.? Th' McNamai'ii ^ do not smoke i cigarettes. Th ,vnss vaudeville I show nt Melodei Hall last nle;)it an' lb' business y ... bad th' msgidun ltucd turnips Ja i.ud, o' eggs. IF MR. ROCKEFELLER WERE PRESIDENT ANn thb COUNTRY WERE RUN AS A TRUST ?E By John T. McCutch eon. [Copyright: ?018! By John T. McCutcWjn. J LA movement ha, been ttartvd in Kania, to run John D. Roche/*ller for prctidcnt_Neu? /tem.) Voice of the People V *-i"iinre Denl for the Old Saldler?. To tho Rdltor of The Times-Dispatch; Sir.?Who la the Confederate sol? di* r? What hap ho done? And what does he aland for? All history, both anc|en). ann- modern, fulls to record deeds of nobler work on any battle? field than that done by the Confederate soldier. Bravery, with determination ?ml fortitude, will always place him In line with tho best soldiery of tho world. Defeat was unknown to the Confederate soldier. Hardfihlpa and deprivations, he cared nothing for. His country, tvhh the cause for whiofa no w.cs contending, was the all-absorbing tnought 01 mind, and the Incentive to bodily ?cilun on any and every hattle lleld, regardless of danger and conse? quences. .Many of these inon left t.wlr homes (wives and children), homes poorly provided lor. In many cases, and enlisted In tue .Southern armv?an army that showed and proved Itself a wonder to the world. The Confed? erate soldier's pay was of small con? cern, and his rations about the same; still he held to his duty to the llnlsh, and. while at la.st overpowered (being largely outnumbered), he looked his enemy squarely in the face; he stands to-day, and is considered the world over, a sol.Her ol wonder and udmJra tlon. Some of tue grandest and noblest men of this earth were heads and com? manders of-this army. 1 feel proud to know that J was a Confederate soldier - a Confederate soldier from \ start to ilnish. Tho Strange thing la why the Legislatures of our Southern States should look upon and treat the Confederate soldier with suoh Indif? ference and unconcern. There Is but one reason that I could give, and that Is, the majority of the men who com? pose the Legislatures are men who were not In the army, and know little. If anything, about the life and duties of a soldier. Tho life of a srddler Isi not his own. Ho lays it down on the altar of his country. How many thou sandfl have I seen lying dead on the battlefields in the many battles fought by ihc Armv of Northern Virginia! I bolluvc If our legislators knew mort? al.out the .soldier, there would be bet? ter provision made for him. As a mat? ter or fact, there Is many a poor old soldier at this time in the poorhouse throughout tills Southland. We honst of the great progress wo have, made In our Southern States; of line many en? terprise5-, to carry on which It takes large sums of money yearly; large, ap? propriations, made for various pur? poses; but what has' been done for the old soldier?the man who left family and home, to defend a uausn , that Is considered the world over to be right'/ A poor pittance of a pension, that hls torv would be ashamed to record. There are. not many of these men loft now and we can and must do bettor for them from now on. If it were not for the women of the South (and God bless themlt 1 don't believe there, would b) a monument south of Mason and Dlxon'S line to commemorate the Southern soldier end the Southern cause. Think of that grand old Spar inn mother, who said: "My country? right or wrong; my country," has al wavs filled the mind and heart of every true man and woman. This Is the spirit that filled the mind and soul of General Robert F. Loo. a man who was ?offered, at the outbreak of the War of ISf.l to ISt.:.. the highest posi? tion as officer In the Federal Army; a man who left a splendid and magnifi? cent home and estate for his country My count rv: my country; right or wrong, rnv" country. This was In the mind of that grand and nohlo man who saoTlficsd all high position and estate for t'h0 love of his country. Strange that the younger men of our country should be so Indifferent as to our Southern cause and country. The Southern soldier deserves their hlgh -.?t re-.peot and admiration. If our Legislatures were run by women there would be no complaint about pensions. We can do better for these Old SOI fliers. ?nA ,0,'S dn " J. T. SPERRT Bedford City. Defends .limtlcc John. To the Editor Of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir_When vour correspondent. Mr. Satn 'w. Meek", in your Sunday Issue charges Justice CrutchilMrt with being "harshlv tvrann1c.il" In lining an in? solent negro ?T> for enniempt ot court when he openly characterised a fine as a ??holil-up," he proves himself both Ignorant of the law and utterly re--, gardtnss of the feelings of tho judge whose bands lire He,! and whose lips jure scaic<l by tho dignity of his oyi cla] posit: in. He cannot reply to lilts critic by v oid or deed, and so." in bis behalf, bhj without his knowledge, i , beg- to ???riind your tendor-hoartc-d correspondent, so solicitous of tjte1 feelings 01 the Insolent offender, that if Judge Orutchfield had failed to punish such gross contempt, emu mltted in the precincts of the court,; he would have bcon recreant to his' sworn duty, and would also have en? courage,-, the lawless cltiiis to forget that fear of and respect for, the law and those who administer It which Is : the greatest safeguard of peace and good order In this or any other cum munlt y. That th-- negro was "a member of an Inferior class" probably accounts for the Ju-ige's leniency In naming so tuna.;! u fine for so serious an offense. If "spleen"' has been shown in this matter. Mr Meek has shown It In his unwarranted criticism of an upright Judge, who for iiimn.-t n generation, hau protected this city from the law-] le-;s und criminal element by tireless! and unflinching performance of his Judicial functions, and who, as tho years pass. |s, it seems to me, more an<i more entitled to protection from; the criticism and abuse of the thought less, the Ignorant and the prejudiced. U\W ST ER, What n Ttmes-Dtapntcb Cut Did. To the iCdltor of The Tirnoa-Dlspatch: sir.?The Republican County Conven? tion of this place was largely attended Delegates were elected to the Roanoke convention and were Instructed fot Teft. The following resolutions were of? fered by W. M. Peyton, and unanimous lv adopted: Resolved. That whereas we see from The Tl mos-Dispatch that there are many old Confederate soldiers In the P'-orhousee In Virginia, Be It resolved. That wc potlllon the Legislature of Virginia, now In session, that they enact some legislation for the relief of the old soldiers and the widows of those who wero killed In the wnr, that they may not remain In penury and want In their old ago. This resolution was predicated on a picture produced by your paper of February 18, 1012. representing six old! Confederate soldiers In the almshouse In Albcmarle county. This resolution was offered to tfhpW how highly we ap? preciate tho herolo efforts you are making to brirg about reformation In Virginia. W, iL PEYTON. Martlnsvtlle, Parliamentary Inquiry.'' To the Rdltor Of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,-?We hnve just received word from Washington that the House Com? mittee on Rules win apply the cloture rule to tho appropriation bill. v. hieb provides for a general parcels post, BiVing tho opponents of this measure no hnnoo to make n, point of order to thi effoct that this !s now legisla? tion, mid has no plrie? In the ?ppro prlatlon bill, und thnt they will apply the :;ag role, cutting Oft nil debate, and will refuse to consider any eub stltutus or discussion. Do you con? sider thlE wlf-e. Democratic ,or Just". I'lcnsa answer In your editorial col? umns. C. O. CRADDOCK Spi lal r-otnmlttoe of Hoard of Trade, Chairman Special Committee of Board of Trade, Lyhchburg. Mntint Vernon. The hands of Time turn backward round the checkered dial of Life. While striking solemn hours In the tower of Liberty] Cprose- like 3ome grand goddess s-lit to conquer human strife. And light tho world through dark? ness In the d?y? thnt were to be. All burning midst warm ashes and dim embers of the past. Bright sparks of love are shining with a strong and steady ray, In mountains, plains and valleys while th? torch of pence has cQHt, A glorious reflection round the hearthstone of to-day. The dream of pence was nestled In a valor true as steel. And loyal >iu grand orbits In the dome of Heaven burn. To cheer the midnight shndows where lone vision i come and kneel, When holding sacred vigil In the dust or Nature's urn. To and fro. through years departed, the old pendulum hath swung! Tolling the fleeting momenta with a deep and hallowed knell; Echoing round Mount Vernon and In hearts both old and young. That heat with fond devotion to tho land all love so well The very rocks and rivers seem to speak, nil silently. And call up Inner voices to oom mune with "Washington? Abldlnr In tho spirit of eternal vlo tory. Hovering near his birthday In the souls of every ono. Rach path of pence was driven throurh n wilderness of gloom. ICept. guarded by Old Olory, like an angel In toe night. That flutters free and peaceful over nchoolhottse, mast and tomb. And penetrates the future, with a; culm. Incrouslng light. I Mount Vernon: old Mount Vernon, ns the pyramids shall stand! An everlasting symbol of hard battles fought "anil wonl Marking through untold ages the achievements brove and grand. 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