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SATl'tWAY. MARCH I.
"WHEHt: THKItH IS VO VISION TUB
PT30PI.E IM'.IIISIT."
By the narrow thread of a parliamen?
tary motion hangs the life of the Byrd
Tax r-ommlsKion bill. If it shall h_
Saved it will fie weakened and crippled
and unable to fulfil the splendid and
vigorous purposes for which It wns
Created. It haa boon torn and ampu?
tated, its backbone la shattorod. lta
arms are atrophied, and the hot air
Of demarre irnery has been the ether
which almost destroyed it. After days
of patient explanation and strong argu?
ment by its advocates, after ma??y suc?
cessive compromises and conciliations
in the hope that some effective metis- I
ttre might be formulated, the friends
of the btll made thoir last stand yester?
day) but the old and disgraceful hattle
ery of buncombe carried the day.
To listen to those who did this meas?
ure nigh unto d.-ath one would believe
that the origir.nl measure proposed by
the patriotic, and progressive T.in Com?
mission would revive the horrors of the
Inquisition. The terrors of tho rack,
the agony of tha stake, the torturing
? mbrace of the Iron maiden, were con?
jured up as the Inevitable results of
the passage of this bill by an assembly
of freemen In the State of Virginia.
T:nm the debates one would have
thought that Georgs III. was still alive
und in dominion over Virginia, and that
the proposed commission was seeking
the power of a Caesar or the tyrannous
prerogative of a Jeffreys. The support?
ers of the measure sought only to give
the -cmmlssion sufllel ?nt power to
make Its work effeotlvc, hut their foes,
pretending to favor tax reform, pro?
tested that tho power wbb unessential.
TIow can n reform be eftectri unless
there Is a power to effect it? Words
rsnnot abate Injustices and Inequali?
ties.
Here was one of the two construc?
tive measures which Ths Times-Dis?
patch had hoped that the General As?
sembly would enact, the other being
r.n ad?quate primary law. The people
of Virginia demand it; everybody con
?-?des that tax reform in indispensable
The experience of other States shows
that tax reform la the sina qua non
orvr.-ogresa and efficient government
Ohio's striking example of the tremen?
dous beneficial results flowing from
tax reform as tho bedrock principle of
advanced government was pointed-out,
?but Virginia still lags In the reBr of
the rroceeslon. still keeping company j
with the half-dozen Ptatcs that havo
never reformed their tax pystems.
Why Is Virginia held back? Why are.
th? .-nuntles to go on tn the same old
rut, some bearing their grossly inequi?
tably burdens, others living off the
heavily burdened counties and avoiding
U.eir rlght-otis responsibilities to um
people and to tho State? It was tho
?peelal ir.trrests that closed ;ho door
to progress?hot the "special Inter?
ests" that we mean when we up.-alt of
la-pe corromttons and industries, but
the special Interests of those who fear
that which Is just, who prefer retro?
gression to progression, who bellevj
in an unfair deal.
The chief antagonists or. the floor of
the original Tax Commission bill have
Veen Delegates Williams, of Giles, and
White, of Rock bridge. They criticized
end they tor.-- down; they strove
mightly against what wys generally
considered a genuinely progressive ttix
reform hill. Every effort was made
to meet them In a spirit of compromise,
tut they insisted ?n amendments
which, in our opinion, almos- totally
tmasculate the bill and, render it in?
effective. Theirs was a deliberate fln-ht
a progressive bill. Instead of coming
forward with workable suggestions foi
making an effective measure; they
.'ft the bill spineless. Thej off.l
he feasible constructive Ideas; they
were apparently blind to th.- exper! .
of ether States. They swore b> the
landmarks of democracy, but trie;/
practiced trie very essence of Bourbon
Um. They have cried. ?'The people! ;'i
people!" but they led in crippling a
t-.-t.rvr.. that would have wrought
Justl- . among the people! they
shouted, viLooal Sflf-gov.-rntiit.nt!" but
the present conditio? cannot con
tin-.te. Cntess tax reform Is eltcctsd
a political revolution will ensue. Tl
I'll ir.sy die, nui the Issue lives
gaining rlt-ength every day and <c
later break oui Those who onnusei
Ja Wind
Mil the people v.M. In their (.rood time,
make their representatives see. Per
sennl political ambition cannot do-j
feal forever it wlje change; there la.
it day for the demagogue, but toe peo- j
pie will have theirs. The cheap clap- j
trap of the hustings will lose Its popu- j
lar charm. The day Is not far oft
when the people will choose men to
topresent them who have regard for
the light <if human experience: men
who will not be guided by tho lust of
(Hire, but by the common good: men
Vho will learn the lesson of other
states men who will bcllovo not only
In equal rights, but also In equal re?
sponsibilities. The narrow, selfish at?
titude will p.iss: because tho people
know, "where there Is no vision, fao
people perish "
Till: city that iicu,!!*.
W. N? Uclph. brother of Mayor Rolph.
<>f San Francisco, who Is doubtioss con?
nected with the Virginia Rolfcs, has
been toiling thj Seattlo Post-Intelllgen
oer about Richmond and Its wonderful
growth. Ho travels along the entire
Kastern and W?rtern oousts of the
, United States, and knows conditions
! thoroughly. This Is what he said In
Seattle:
"f have noted but one city In tin:
United States that has been as active
In building as Seattlo. and that city Is
Richmond, Va., which Is experiencing
a boom."
.1. \Y. Young, of this city, who was
kind enough 10 send us the clipping
from which the above was taken, says
that Mr. Rolph It. a frequent visitor
hero, and he told Mr. Young IPSt month
that "Richmond has more eviilenceri of
prosperity than any other plncn he bad
been In recently."
If this incontrovertible evidence of
prncrress and prosperity k?ops up much
I longer?and we ho'.levo that It will?
I Richmond will be known to the world
I as tho city that builds.
LET THE HEXATE CONCCTt.
The House of Delegates yesterday
wittily and with foresight voted to ap?
propriate 13.000 for flreprooT book?
stacks for the Vlrfrlnia Stntc Mbrary.
This nhproprlailon, If agroed to by
the Senate, will effect conservation
of the priceless collection of V'rginini
archive* and books now unprotected
.'r~rr. fin In the State Library. The
SSfegunrdlna; of this property Is a duty
which the General Assembly alike
to the past and to tho future, (failure
to grant this smail sum would be false
economy. Let the Semite concur In
this npproprful Ion. Delay might in?
sult In Irrepiirabie loss.
Tnr, coi.onei, .wn marsham..
In an exceedingly logical disquisition
on the RooBcvoltlnn scheme of pro?
gression, reconstruction, destruction
and omnium gatherum of underlying
principles of our institutions, which
the Colonel has paraded for the purpose
of advocating knocking them Into
smithereens, the New York Times
urguos that In order to be oonslrtcnt
our ex-President should Mart at tho
bcBrlnnlnp by reversing John Marshall.
Taking things In logical sequence,
first, tho Colonel, as our contemporary
points out. would have and would bo
obligated to upset, nejratlvo and re?
mand to iho pcoplo the opinion of
Marshall In Mar bury vs. Madison. In
which the great constitutional con
Btructlonlst laid down the doctrine
that the Supreme Court has power to
cheok jftolattons of tho Constitution by
the Irljfltjlatlvc or executive branch of
tho got ?rnment, und said: "The Con
sttiutlb Is' either a superior para?
mount ; unchangeable by ordinary
means, i !t Ih on a level with ordi?
nary legislative nets, and, like other
sets, In alterable when the Legislature
shall please 10 niter It." Then the nuxt
logical step Incumbent on the Colonel
would be revers?l and putting through
the populuiirutlon .process Cohens \!.
Virginia, in which the Supreme Court
d". lured Mm- right of a cltlscn to np
peal from u State court on it federal
question; this to bo followed, neces?
sarily and consequentially, by refer
rlhg to the electorate ?the supreme
majority?for atltrm'atloni alteration,
imitllatlon or kicking Into Innocuous
desuetude the Dartmouth College case.
Cogent, competent reasoning this,
and the Colonel, having triumphed In
his bull in tin- China shop raid. I hen,
Wltiiohr apologies to Cue author, nines;
Itundolpli, would reitpply, In iho new
era of reconstruction, thc*c lines:
"The old .Marshall law you expound, i
? of yoro
If now not at all to the purpose.
And ".lie netv populace law of 'Colonel
T. It.'
!s stronger than 'sense or reason.'
So keep you the volume shut with
Iror the days of the law are over,
And It needs all your blast- t? be hold
i Ihg it there,
"With Justice Inscribed on the cover."
Pursuing its itrghnient io Its ulti?
mate ami unavoidable cm elusion. Ihr
Tim-.' vchiliros tu suggest that when
the Colonels Plan is adopted" the
United State, Reports, which contain
all the decisions of the Supreme Court,
the whole body of legal opinion de?
clared by thai tribunal, be submitted
in a body to the vote ?>!' tin- people,
wuh -.: strong recommendation that
every decision be reversed and the
slate wiped clean, "Tho next logical
step, of course, Would It con
tiruics, "tue abolition of'.the court find
the transfer of Its business to the town
meetlht'.." Undoubtedly. Prom coneur
WIIAT J'ilW ?."lliMJIll3N Iti: \ii.
Ati aitacin of the New York City
"Ho you kr.'.t. tyhni h.oo.k# those
j'oivlsli children on the. lower i:a-t
Side Vi Ii I'm- inosIV The Ltkitlo und
Hliakispetiic. W< cun ? .? ? r.-lt keep
elioligh IJible .HlO'')e?;" to satisfy I hem,
..::?( yoil itlioilld -??<? hoy,' our Shal.es
peai'es itio tliumbcd, flieh, * lliore I?
, giefll demand down (here for the
.ki tilM will in.il:i- Ho i,i ...imhI oili
ieiis, i hftvjj seen tuoae ooja und
Ulrls sit by the hour over acme book !
about civics of the government of our I
country."
That statement serves to illustrate |
tho fuet that love of country Is a
principle of the Jewish people. Patriot*
Ism with that race Is almost in- |
stlnctlve, ami wherover the Jew has
found religious liberty he has mani?
fested by his lifo and works his I
patriotic devotion. It Is so in the na- j
tlon: It Is SO In the State; it is so in
tho cities. The courage of tho Jewish
soldier Is proverbial, and the record
of those of that race who wore tho
Confederate gray Is u perpetual tos- I
tlmonlal in this section of the nutlon ?
to their belief that it is sweet and
Utting to die for one's country. In
every civic movement for tho upbuild
, Ing of Richmond the Jewish citizens
? have taken a splendM and generous
Part. Tho Jewisii Interest In govern?
ment Is an inspiring example to all
' those who would servo the State.
TflADlXU STAMPS KOK VOTHIIS.
Trading stamps should not bo blotted
out of our civilization. Theso little
things count, and they would be lots
moro cflicicnt reform agents thaji long
mouthed phrases like the initiative
rufcrcudUm of the Judicial decision re?
call. Give f,o many trading stumps to a
man for Just voting. Most voters
soem to heed n little rebate or come
I back to make voting worth while. Let
them be redeemable in any small
token to offSot the olllcus and free
coal und clam-bakes and baby-klsslng
? the political machine grinds out for
: the faithful. You can hardly expect
n man to vote for nothing?that Is,
nothing but the wise expenditure of
i his money in taxes for his health,
safety and tho education of his chil?
dren. Most citizens haven't Imagina?
tion enough to see where their profit
: comes from unless It Is concrete in
form. If thoy got a hook of trading
j stamps, good for a : per cent, reduc
! tlon In taxes, or a month's free gas, it
I would be a roal Incentive. If women
! ever vote they'll offer Inducement!".
"maybe ? carnation, or a china set, or
j a souvenir. They are practical enough
! to know that mnn wants a sign. In
Richmond, for instance. It might ho'.p
j that situation whorcln of 30.000 pos?
sible citizens, 10.000 are qualified
voters, und r..000 really vote.
TUB FEEJUl.H-MIXnEll CHILD PltOB
l.LM IS CHEAT lilt ITA IN.
As bearing upon Stale provision for
i the care of feeble-minded children,
which The Titnes-blrpatch urged in :i
recent article, it is interesting, In?
structive and pertinent to note thnt
this subject is now being investigate 1
by u British Royal Commission. Also,
it is being widely discussed In the
I British papers editorially ami by cor?
respondents, who have carefully studied
the question, in both its humanitarian
and Its ecoitomb- lights.
One of the correspond' t,is. a woman
philanthropist ntid Investigator, pre?
sents. In the London .spectator, an ex?
ceeding pathetic article from the hu?
manitarian side. After setting forth
that for the larger part the rich send
their feeble-minded offspring to pri?
vate 'hstttutions where they remain
till ihey die. this correspondent says:
"With regard to the poor, all ex?
perience goes to show that the belter I
and more loving the parents, lite
greater their anxiety 10 have their
child cured for. i have had n great 1
deal to do with parents of this clas?, '
und 1 assert, quite confidently, that ;
when they are what they ought to be. !
there Is little difficulty in persuading
' ihem to in'truat their weak - minded
(Child to prorer eare. Constantly thev ,
themselves put forward the plea: 'I
'. can look after him while I am alive. ?
j but. what ia to become of him when
11 am gone?" "
j The correspondent would go so far j
'as to make separation compulsory inj
order to overcome' the influence of
: "what the neighbors will say to my
putting him away," w-hlch Is mos'
frequent excuse for refusing to con
' sent to separation.
What a convincing appeal In those
simple words. "What is to become of |
: him when 1 am gone?"
I Touching the economic consldera
i tlen. the discussion in Great Britain
brings out the fact, from both phil?
anthropists and alienists. that the'
; wards of the Swiss colonies for the
I feeble-minded, taken by and through,
become producers. Moreover, stich 6c
icupufon as i> given them hot infre?
quently tends to strengthen them men
1 tally, while ii rurely falls to conduce
' to their happiness ami contentment
and tractiiblllty.
Tii- lion. Joseph Stcbblns, the hand
I some bachelor of the House, cuhno:
[much longer remain 111 the single slate,
i 'Twils ho who yesterday said such
j glowing things about tlie Furinviiie
j Normal, and i; was he who was largely
responsible for getting the uppropriu
! tioti for that school increased. This
' Is leap year, the I'urmvUlc Nnrniai Is
a rosebud garden of girls, and the com
I binatiou cunnol be beaten.
! Keep on trying to gi-t tho free bill
! considered, Senators West and Paul.
. The people of Virginia are behind you.
t and they will not forget those who are
I obstructing you,'
j .-: :~
VERSE FOR TO-DAY
The 'I ? runt.
J Those who fancy that they may
Love's commandments disobey,
tfoon ?holl tind their souls afraid;
Love was made to i>e obeyed;
Though the jocund smiles ;;iav piny
?J'ver .ill h|s visa go gay.
: H1 til heart Is stern and staid:
Love was malfe to he obeyed1
Though lite ?prdld scoffers t?ay
I...v. holds hill li le.l.le sway;
Thui i if world Is rnicd by in
. Love ?.:s made- to be.obeyed.
Men ma; scout him for a day,
But ..1 lasi he'll IInd a way
That . neb i-bo.l heui?i be- paid
I...V, wai made tu be obeyed.
Tl'ioii' OAVn ioy and solti.ee sin!
Me ULM IX L.LW13,
On iheSpur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
Adam.
Take off your hals to Adam, for - ho
Avas a lucky man.
Uu never had to etil stalo fruit out of
en old tin cuu.
Ho simply had to sit dead *tlll. The
fruit fell from the treeB
Whene'er the garden wiis bestirred by
any vagrant breeze.
Old Adam never hud to dodge the
sixty-horsepower car.
There- was no bill collector there hlB
Joy In lifo to mar.
He never had to listen to u lot Of
argument
About the men who wanted to become
the President.
He had no fear of mtcrobes. for they
camped not on his trail.
The law ne'er worried him a bit, be?
cause there was no Jail.
lie owed no tailor's bill because he
didn't dote on style,
; The cost of living was a Joko at which
he well could smile.
He worried not about the trusts, nor
yet the power of wealth;
I There never was a single thin- the
mutter with his health.
He had no furnace fire to stoke and
no hard coal to .buy.
j The climate In the garden was as
balmy ns July.
?'
, There were no squaktng phonographs
to luterrupt his sleep.
There were no barbershop quartets to
sing "Down In the Deep."
? No canvassers for books dropped In
to occupy his time?
I Old Adam must have led a life that
simply wub Riiblime.
nipped From the Slrenm.
Twelve billion postage stamps were
sold in the t'nlted Stales last yutlr.
It would bo Interesting to know how
many of them carried dunning letters.
1 George W. Perkins says $10.000 o
year men are scarce, und It might bo
added that even some of these find It
difficult t<> get Jio.ooo a year Jobs.
T. It. declare? they shall not exllo
i him to Europe. He prefers to live In
! America, and Washington is bellovod
to be his favorite city.
It somtlmos seems "us though thero
i are too many letters in Col. Guffey'5
name, and that k should be lust plain
1 Col. Guff.
Nick l.ongworth says he 1? proud
of I.Is father-in-law. It is dreadful
'?i think of what would happen to
1 him If he were not.
Andrew Carnegie aays he never
1 plnys poker, Then there can't be
, anything in all this talk about Andy
? wan 1 ina to die poor.
j They gave a New York rhinoceros
a quart of whiskey to step a cold and
j It did. It al?:o stopped the rhinoceros.
Prem the lllckeyvlllc Clnrlon.
j There wan a sad accident at tho
. PUSt-office the other day. Postmaster
, lllllikcr whs writing a dunning letter
I 10 a (rlehd of hls'n who hnd owed him
I a hill for nine years, and he upset the
Ink bottle end the ink ran down all
over the stamps nnd '-nncellcd about
$1 worth of twos and $3 worth of ones.
The bill IllUiker was tryin' to collect
only amounted to S1.9S.
Am Perkins, our popular and con
geniul tonsorlal artist, bus sent away
for a new razor, and In the meantime
the bong swa and elite of this town
1 are goln' around with whiskers sev?
eral inches long, waiting for shaves.
1 The cook nt the huttel borrowed his
former razor to open a enn of as?
paragus fcr a high-toned banquet and
broke it In two. Am, who is quite
a Joker, pays In the future he is going
(.1 have a lot of shnves all done and
wrapped up so he kin hand 'em out
to bis reg'iar customers on emergen?
cies of this kind.
A n.sllluor'8 smile !?> i nly skin deep.
IJrnl;, Prlshy Is a man of reg'iar
habits.. 1I< smokes two packages of
"Pride of the Gravel Train" every?
day- and plays tunk in the back room
of the drug store) until 11 o'clock
every night, nnd then (TOCs borne nnd
puts hie clothes to bed and bancs
blmreif up In the wardrobe.
During the recent eold snap Ame
Hllllker closed Up his general store
ami went over to the depot to keep
warm at the expense of the rallrud
compnny.
Voice of the People
Harpoons Mr. Ilnrwood.
To the Editor of The Ttlries-Dltpatch:
Sir.?Delegate John S liarwood. in
moving to dismiss resolution intro?
duced hi 1 Ii** Motif'- a few days ago.
to investigate the Department of Edu?
cation, did not. in the writer's opln'on',
properly represent the people who
elected him. There i:- a pretty general
dissatisfaction in this city with the
unnecessary and tr< queht changes In
school bonks. At the beginning of each
school session parents are required 10
purchase books, many ?.f which are. at
the next session, discarded; thereafter
h.-ing Worthless '.-? i-ither the parents
or the children. The writer
Is informed that there have been a
good many school '.???nits bought In this
city during the past two or three ses?
sions that were never even opened by
the pupils. They w< re required to be
purchased, however, by the school au
Ihorltlcs, and. rightly or wrongly, the
people consider that ?dtber the State
Board of Education or Mr. Bggloston,
the superintendent of that department,
Is responsible for this unnecessary ex?
penditure. If Mr. Eggleston personally
is not responsible t'"i these conditions
tlo-n an Investigation should bo bad in
order to place ihal responsibility, and
Mr liarwood and other members of
the General Assembly would be repre?
senting their constituents to a better
purpose by honestli oudeavorlng 10
I remedy these conditions than by so
hysterically proclaiming the virtues of
Mr. Eggleston. if the latter gentleman
1 is the paragon of righteousness that
I his friends proclaim him to he he
I should not oppose the most rigid In
1 vesttgatlon of bis office.
HEADER.
I Richmond.
The l.nnver in (Idler.
To the Editor of The times-Dispatch:
j Sir. ?"If a lawyer be called to legis
:.:?:?.-. or administrative work hi.
Abe Martin
A PICTORIAL SERMONETTE
On (ho Imaginativ Man Who Work? HimnsU into a Panton Becautv He Thinks Some One Afccjr InrultHtm.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[Copyrlrbti 1019: TJy Joton T. MoCutoheoa.1
'I wonder If ho will remember me after all those years. Maybe his prosperity has changed him so that he
will pretend to forget tho old school-days."
Wirrirlo^Oo^
'Woll, If he tries the haughty act with me there'll be trouble, I won't allow any man to Insult mo. It would
be an outrageous way to treat an old friend."
"And I'm too proud to stand for It a minute. I'll mop up tho floor with him! I'll *liow lilm that I'm as
good as ho Is, even if lit- is rich. Confound him, I'll leave this beastly hole rather than be humiliated
that wny!"
As a matter of fact A\r. Scadsworth was delighted to see his old friend.
knowledge and 'raining: arc quick as?
sets. He eun perceive the scope and
widen bearings of a proponed law or |
change in law. Ho can muk.* certain
the accurate expression of the Intend-!
ed purpose. He knows men and the ?
play of motives on conduot. He can;
present hie views so at to impress:
them upon others. He Is skilled In de- I
toctlng and exposing unsound .-;rgu- 1
ments.
"And It is easier for a lawyer than
for most others truly to serve public!
Interest and that alone. IDs whole
life and training have been In r<\'-<
:.% t.tlng others. And he 'an have no]
client ro strongly to appeal to bim !
as a people who have won their lib- I
orty and undertaken to govern them- |
selves bv the rule of equal rights,
through chosen representatives. lb- ,
can detect the Insidious encroachments]
of spe.clal advantage and privilege.
Seekers after these, through various j
devices of legislation or otlV-tal con - ?
duet, are present on every side, plans-j
Iblo and persistent. The people who'
chose and trusted him do not appeal.
They are busy In field, workshop, otllce
a.n<j elsewhere, most of them working
put the problem of existence. They
have no protector but him. Sovereign
though they he, they are helpless, for
the time being, if he In whom they
put their faith forgets or ?1? sorts them.
More will be taken from their earn?
ings for public expenses. They will be
Committed to policies that are waste?
ful or unwise. They will i\nd them?
selves subjected to dlsadvnrttnges for
the benefit of the self-seeking.
"There Is nothing more Inspiring
than the slb-nt trustfulness of this!
multitude of freemen, nothing that ]
lies..so sweetly on the breast as the!
consciousness of having spared no cf-'
fort to deserve It. And if ihi-rc bo j
some sacFTTlce of porsonai Interest In i
their behalf so much the better, be- |
eauso this is what cxajtn patriotism j
from a sentiment into a virtue.
"A lawyer in office is under ? double
obligation. When he accepts the poo
pie as his client he la bound to serve]
no interest but theirs. He takes the I
otllclal oath besides. Lawyers gen- 1
orally who enter public life respond
fully to tills obligation. The excep?
tions which now and then occur are a
warning. N'o betrayal Is bo dreadful
or so certain to be exposed as inat of
a public trust. A lawyer is disgraced
who in his practice represents Inter?
ests which arc adverse. Infinitely
deeper is I he shame of such double deal?
ing In office. It Is a species of treason,
and an offense against an entire peo?
ple is greater than one against an in?
dividual.''
The quotation above given, taken
from a didactic discourse, seems to bo
peculiarly appropriate to the closing
hours of ihc General Assembly. The
Utterance, coming from one prominent
in public lifo, may be t.iken as an ex?
pression of his high purpose and con?
sistent loyally to the best Interests
of the poopP-. Needless to add. It v.v.s
not Mr. Roosevelt. S.
Bentonvlllc.
I Would Like to Meet the Man That
Wrote the "Hiiiin Hnvra'' Song.
I To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
i Sir.?The "Ilotin r>og" Song seems to
I i-c the centre of popularity .iust now.
Perhaps you can us,- ihn inclosed. If
I so?with my compliments,
! Everywhere in Richmond town
You here them Ringing that Houn Dbg
song:
Makes no difference if its words art
a ra n'
They sol to quit singing that dog-gone
song. A. S. W.
Holten Itoada Around Itlcltinonri.
I To the Editor of The TlnSos-blspntch:
I Sir,? In the cvciil'iia. ?Loador of Feb
i rnnr'y 2'j an article appeared in small
' ni-iiit. signed by ibo Rev. E. H- l/ovlng
iiiid c. E, i'iiani|ler. This article w.is
j bond cd ? vi ii.i n, ib., west Kud." !i
I regretted that Mr; Hi w. Hottntrec iiau
been Muck In the mud and prevented
from attending ? wedding, and also
that ladles had bad their dresses
spot I (?1 by the mud. Tbl? nrti'le, In?
stead of being In the most modest. In?
conspicuous type, should have been
large enough to call the attention "t
every good citizen to :he disgraceful
condition of the road^ leading to and
from our benutlful city. Xhete are
no words to describe the scene or ex?
press the public lndJ>nallon that such
conditions are allowed to eNlst. It
Is not i-uly disgusting, but criminal
On that same afternoon while driv?
ing down Rosencath -Avenue we found
the road blocked with vehicles stuck
:n this impassable mire, so we turned
Into Patterson Avenue. U'e wero out
for pleasure, but soon foun^1 ourselves
orought to a sudden, severe hail?the
machine bad gone down into the mud
up to the hubs In the woriit Mush I
ever beheld. Of course, we had 10
get otit into this and walk about a
mile, when a passing automobile ,.!nd
ly took uu to our destination. The
wiilk through the mud, which was
ankle deep?no path, no single spot
in put one's feet without going down
deeper and deeper Into It?complete!)
disabled me, for T am an old lady.
Have we no redress? I ask In the
nnmc of humanity how 'one this state
of things Is to cvrtt. It has already
been years since n decent road led
the way to and from our delightful
surrounding country. And yet we must
submit. Why? Is there nobody to
take h'dd of this grave matter? WhTo
art tlii- citizens of llenflco and the
numerous members of the fount ry
Club? Can thoy not find another Heck
['i condemn these horrible romds? Suf?
fragettes would never allow this state
of annoyaTice nnd danger to their fel
lowhclngs, and, while I am not one
of them, I believe they are better title,)
for the protection and safety of our
lives, and I hopj) they will lake hold
and warm up the right parties to a
sense of their duty In working for
our united benefit, Instead of depriving
us of the enjoyment of our lovely
country a:.'. city We are proud of,
and hi.if of. Illclimond and Hi attrac
tlve aurroun : :ir-. .nd yet when our
frlondt cbmi th'-- behold n picture
i that would 1 beautiful liul for it!
netting" ul mud.
I Let us all be up and dtdng. with the
j hope of .1 beitei md l-rlylit^r futurt
for our spring and aumrner seasons.
MRS IOHN H. WILLIAMS
QUERIES &
ANSWERS
llrnrdlct.
1 sc? "ben, I i' :*.<-a to mtan "mar
rled man,' ... th ? seema an Incon?
sistent -? nedlct was neces?
sarily . : 1'lease explain.
INQUIRER.
Ah u.eir some 30,000 salnta, It
would i>< dill employ any prop?
er name win-, it suggesting some one
of thoin. Hot 61 the proverb
Is lie of . ikcspenre's "Much Ado
About Nothl ? who was led by a
ruse to pri ? . Iteatrlcc, who,
her tu.:, rit !. accepted him, and
j they became ?? ?ln-erejt of lover?.
Spntsvrond Painting*.
Please Inform nie where I may see
pictures of Colonel Alex. Spotswood
and hit Wtfl K. W.
In the Vir? : la State Library.
In Place of Mi? i-'ntrfiix.
If a young -nar. ask n lady to write
to him when he goes away who shou'd
write first? A. E. T.
The young *-,an.
National State and City
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
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Accounts One dollar will start you.
DIRECTORS.
E. B. Addison, James 11. Anderson,
.1. L. Antrim, James I). Crump,
John S. Ellett, A. R. Eilcrson,
Preston Cocke, Horace S. Hawes,
S. H. Hawes, Wm. M. Hill,
Kdward G. Mayo, Edwin A. Palmer,
Wm. II. Palmer, Granville G. Valentine,
Stewart M. Woodward.
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