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?cuth lttchiuond.l?4 Hull Blreot. Petersburg iMrcau....lc>J N. Byesmojo street ?JLj ncbburr Oj.?u.?S Eighth 6treet BY SIM). Onn Thre? Oni> rOSTAOi: PAIT) Year. M - Mo?. Mo. i'jDatly with 8 nday.14 ? J " lt.? .05 ?.?!:>? without Bund?)'.... ?."> *-W 1.00 .SS '-gundny ?IttMn only. I.M 1.04 .60 .ES Wctkij (Wednesday). JW -? ? \ B>- Ttmf?-tM?;>ntt b Carrier P-".t?ry 8er fwlc? In nichraend (end ?uburbo and Po ter-tur*- One Weck DfiUy with Sunday.IS cents r><illy without Sunday. 10 cent* , 8'jnday on!y. B Cent? Entered January n, If'^f. ?t Ttlehmond. Vn.. it* i??i .-clusi mutter under net Of j C.anzTtt* of Mirc't S. Ifi'J. A lit-: A I. TEMI'EIMNCH %'IfTOIlY. The Tlmes-Dlspatch thinks t'nat no Jtoncst fr|cnd Of temperance will de- j plore the action of tho Senate I t must not bo forgotten that the refusal to expose Virginia to the Mtterricss, acrimony and hciirtb:urultigi of n prb hlbltlon campaign does not mean an .tit,holy hnd contemptible subser f yU ???'?>? to the liquor evil. The prin? ciple of local ijptlbti ns developed by tlie AntirSalooil League w.is In Its be flnnlr.t;, and :-? In it - operation, n pro? found benefit to the whole r;t:,te. With that principle The Times'TllsnWH ts In fun iteturd. and we >- 111 go further and uphold ihe limit.;!ion o( the nuin lu r nf saloons to a proportion of popu? lation where the communities prefer poilce regulation to prohibition. We know nothing and er.n know nothing .; of the Inner work Inga of the minds 3t 1! people In tho Virginia cotntnu* 'nltlcs, but we do know tiie heart of mruikind. We know that when the people of these communities say they do not want prohibition, we cannot give them prohibition. An effective line on the ll'iuor question must ex? press- the defined and crystallized sen? timent of tho people; ur It la a dead 'letter. Obnoxious and Ineffective pro lilbltloh laws have generally b< en |ri (orinaily repealed by'the unwillingpeo? ple upon whom such restrictions were thrust. No o-ic recognizes more thrn we that Uqlior Is an evil, especially when used to excess. Wo admit that It is tho causa of Incalculable woe rind suffer? ing, ami If without exchanging It for j something worso wb could destroy it ferc-ver In all the tlr.ces of the earth We should do It to-morrow lr.oi nlriK. 'i'ho Ihiuor evil la one, however, which has existed from the dawn of time. Uy the same token, it will have Its being until the tlnal day, when ull human lrtwa will bf repealed. Thlo evil and ?>t!.er evils hnve been with man from the beginning and will be with him ?-v,;:Ml the "one fur-off divine event to Wh'ch the wholo creation moves." Evil and tin were coeval, and are and w ll bo coexistent with man. The liquor problem will always be a problem; It must be accepted as a fact and treated accordingly; It Is tt social fniigus which human experience has ! been unable to excise; it can only be | destroyed by lulling the tree. The best that civilization can "do Is tr educate the young and regulato the | old. Real temperance reform must be' subjective, hot objective; temperance' must proceed from the Individual; only ! to u model ate degree can It bo 1m ! posed upon him. Ah bonio ene said in I .the Senate yesterday In debate, "\V? do :;ot c'.Blm that regulation is per f<et any inoro than we claim that pro? hibition la perfeot. V.'u do assert thht, : In tho light of human' experience, reg? ulation regulates more titan probt 'billon prohibits-.'? I the .ii:n i:itxu\ Mi.imit: vi.. The late Joseph PulltKci provided In' Ms wilt tho s im of Sj:i,,in.tu (or the! purpose of erecting a statue or Thomas llelierson In New York, ??the foremost XJcmocratlc city of the new republic."! He added to this bequest the hope that: the public might Join with him In building this niemorl.il, und that un equal sum might he added bj general * subscription. Ills executors, through Jil? paper, the New York World, have (completed an organization to collect this tribute from the people to a great man. Mayor William (Sriynor, of New York City. U ehe.lrinuh, und the Dcmo oratlc Governors or six Democratic Stales?Now York, Maine, Miissai :.u:, jetts, Ohio; Connecticut und Virginia pro members of ihe committee; It is not necessary to urge upon a mother the virtues Of her own son. ' Virginia knows tut greatness Of J bitter? son. and she will join wlih pride in this design to Impress upon others the Ide.jl of wisdom, service. o.?i,.. .. and his ioi.tftljehed slmdow still llku some cuiivi and ste idirtsf ?? We trust that this projtose? ? ehoUld not be gathered to build some i, institute of democracy that would tur nl it tho true memoria] for thos< prin? ciples of government that, wiiatbvet ptssing whims m?y sii?'; are the ftinda mentals of Aihoilcan hopes. The vet'y issue of the hour ta)JefTersonlan. T->. day every proposal Is un attempt to M:t>ecr the question, "Can tile people j.? H who^?. bo trusted to rule, and, tr ?o. how shall they do It?" Tho party w-hosr> platform embodies each year a tribute to Jcffcrsontan principles oocms about to be returned to power to answer the Issue Its founder de flned. The widespread disapproval, rrpnrdlcss of psrty or creed, that has greeted the efforto of our latest advo? cate of direct government to win tho third term which Jefferson would not tuke poems a proof thru his beliefs are still very controlling facta In national life. ( Consider, In tho light of this, two sentences of Jefferson's upon his re? call from France to become Secretary of state tinder Washington: "i had much rather retain (ho post of minis? ter, but It Is not for an Individual to ohoose. You nro to marshal us as may bo best for the comijion nood." It Is not unfitting thnt Joseph Pu? litzer should hare n share In begin? ning tills movement. His belief In the people was n governing principle, lie thought, with Jefferson, that If the people were given the facts. In tho long run they would decide for the best. Ills newspaper was a people's forum; he was a staunch representa? tive of the Third estate. But tli 5 completion of the plan should be with the people. Bettor a thousand contributions from a thou- J ?nn,I homes thnn a thousand dollars from one. The school children might ' well have their share, in recognition of Jefferson's work for free education ; for all. The fund should he popular ' In the old sense thttl It Is of the pnpu- j lace. The Times-Dispatch desires to : aid In all ways a plan that will help I to spread light and faith, and set up tin image to show posterity what one j man can do, by holding fast to a | vision of the common good, und | making It real by work. Contrlbu- i tlons sent to the Jcffcr.ion Memorial 1 Fund will be forwarded to tho cen? tral committee, to show how a mother' who-has known his service keeps fresh : tho memory of her con. ?T11K S13VEN 1.11 Tl.r. (iOVKUXOHS." i Mr. ItooEuveil's letter o. acecptunco was addressed to seven Governors. These ho described as, "tho men j elected by popular vote to stand us tho heads of government In their several Slates." These Governor* were: Hadley, of Missouri; Olnsscook, of West Virginia; Aldrlch, of Nebraski: Bass, of New Hampshire; Carey, of Wyoming; Ouborn, of Michigan; and ?Slubba, of Kansas. As a candidate for Governor, Hndley polled 256,032 votes to Toft's 347,203.! Glusseock polled tao.SOT to Tail's 137, 089. Aldrlch rolled 1to Tuft's U6.997. naps polled 44.908 to Tuft's B5.ll*. Carey polleo 21.0S6 to Tnfi'n 20j346. Osborn polled L'OC.bfS to Toft's 836,580. ftulbs polled 1?2.1S1 to Tuft's 197.210. In theso seven States ap a whole. Taft polleu ISO.199 more votes than the seven Governors. He run behind only In Wyoming, where Carey's name was on the Democratic ticket! and In Missouri, a normally. Democratic State. In all the five Re? publican States ho received more votes than the Governors. It is with good reason that the World asks: "Why should anybody as? sume thot the seven little Governors \ who polled fewer voles than Taft uro more representative of Republican i oentlmont than the President?" Anoiher fact. loo. ?hould he lukeii in? to consideration. Governors do not alwrtSl; represent the sentiment of the peppleVbt their respective flutes with roferonea to national poilllos. In South Carolina, for example, t'.to peo- i pie are unquestionably favoring one candidate for the Democratic nornlna- 1 tlon while their erratic Governor favors one who has practically no popular following. Tho Governor of a Stale does not always mirror tho political sentiment ot tho people he governs._ THIS SHADOW til' TAX KKFOltM. A Tax Commission bill passed the House yesterday. The Tax Commts-: slon bill was burled several days ntto under an avalanche of d snnigoguery. It tvaa remarkable that any bill got! through, but the advocates of lax re-j form managed to get one more vote, than thai needed to carry the bill, and so It goes to the Senate for Until ac- j tlon. 1% Is not the child of the brain! and tho constructive vision of tho State Tax Commission; it Is tho mon-i Ct'ei creature of a union between bur dcn-shlrklng and personal political ambition; Kvoh as I; is. however. It In better than none, and It should pass the Senate for the single reason that' the Stute ought to write in Its statute:-:, a tax reform policy. V'liglnla must; have a fairer distribution of 'ho bur? dens of taxation, and that can only, '? achieved through a Tax Commission I empowered to effect something real lii i something progressive. If the State can do no more. It should at ist commit Itself to the policy of! \ KHUN SB.VSK "I' i'ltOPOIITIOJf. .\ii incident occurred in tilt Slate Sen Friday which Illustrates the ting sense of proportion with v."oi h a legislator may view u measure <?( immense Importance. . cfyboily knows the growing de : d ils Virginia for tiio abolition of :.?.: system of compensating certain officials. The stumbling block in tau way of devising a schedule ?f I OS in the luck of Itnowl >dgo of 1 tlo- fec-pald official}, are now ro? ving. To obtain this most necessary raiallcn, Senator West Introduced a bill requiring certain of these ofllcera v cake an annual report to tha Aud? it. ? . f t'.ie compensation they receive, in the way of feoS. This Is the only le ivay of ascertaining that In ioil 1 and .s now on Die Senate cal i Tin Governor considered it of ntllelent Importance to he enumerated tig the bills which he urged tin: i ;:'.: iaturo to vote upon. But IX It Is i no; t' kea up out pf Its order it cannot 'possibly ba passed ,by the Senato tn ttmo for the House of Delegates to tnko notion upon It at H1I3 session. Never? theless, tho Senate hns twice refused to tako the bill tip out of Its order. When the matter was being discussed In the Senate Friday. Senator Hurt, of rtonnokc, Is reported to have volunteered tho opinion that the measure was not a* Important as tho bill now pending to prohibit the Belling of n disabled horse. If the : Senator really believes what ho snyr? and we nre fur from charging htm with insincerity?he either has n slight opin? ion of the fee bill or n wildly CXag . gern ted Men of tho public Importance of the disabled horse bill. I Surely, the Senator from the thriving ', city of Ronnok?, who was thought j worthy to bo chairman of the steer : Ing committee of the Senate, cannot be Ignorant nf the gross evils Inherent ? In the fee system and of the funda? mental Importance of ascertaining the I compensation now paid out of the poo plo'a money to the fee-paid nfllelnls. lie cannot have overlooked the Indications i that thoso officials who uro being 1 shamefully overpaid in fees, und who 'naturally w'sh thnt fact carefully kept j from the people, who have the best ; right on earth to know It, are bitterly j though quietly opposed lo the \V !St bill. It Is impossible that Srenatoi I Ilnrt should full to note the divergence ; ! of tha Interests of those ofTlelalr., per- j haps powerful In politic?, who wish to keep tlielr compensation n dark se? cret, nitd the Interests of the people generally, who demand thai the light should he turned on. 11 cannot, there- 1 fore, bo supposed that ho underestl- , mates the magnitude of this question of pressing public concern. Tho Inevitable conclusion Is thnt he Is awestruck by th'? overshadowing Im? portance of constructive legislation to prevent tho market from being glutted by dlsobled horses, to the great ln.1nry of soap-bolling plants and fcrtlli-er factories and tho Irreparabl* damage of Innocent pnrchnsers for value and without notice of the defects of the aforesaid crippled equities. Wo did not before suspect that th> citizens of Uoa nolco were so unsophisticated as to re? quire a stntutj to profct them from being cheated out of their eyeteoth In .1 horss trade. Having been repeatedly Informed by tho Ronnoko Tluies and World that the Inhabitants of that city are the most shrewdly capable business people on this or any other plinet, we cannot bring outsclvos to receive with? out a shock ths suggestion that they need the protecting arm of the Legis? lature to shield them from unscrupu? lous Dnyld Harums, bent upon palming off tipon them as perfect pieces of hor?efesh mere combinations of hertv.?s, strlnghnlt. glanders and spavin. If they are as green as that, they aro beyond salvation through a statute for such cases made and provided. Tho wonder Is that such a community should have had the good aensc to se? lect as their representative a gentleman with so keen a sense of proportion of tho relative values of public tueanure? as Senator Hart. I PICTI hks IX POLITICS. There are styles In politics. Once out of the West cume a thing called the '?Iowa Idea." It \\.ib it new style In municipal government, or direct primaries or something. Now Iowa has Incubated several now ideas. One of' them la the use of the moving picture to show the voters why they should vote this way or that. A commission? er who wnntcd to succeed himself ns street executive had a lot ot Ulms mudo of the conditions before and af? ter his regime. Tho pejplc were con? vinced without even having to get out In tho mud themselves. They could count the number of men at work on the improvements, and ate how long it took an Italian to swing n pick through a six-inch arc, and dtop It without disturbing the smile on his face. The| show gave all tho fun of a political tulk without tho tall; Itself. Sand? wiched between Wild West love stories and photoplays, they made a hit. A rival of this gentleman vises the phonograph to deliver threo or four] speeches u night. This .8 saving on the gentleman, but seems not so popular as the pictures. I'cople objected because they couldn't stop the machine by hlss-j lug or tho use of handy projectiles. A turnip in a phonograph record only changes It Into dialect, and Isn't heir ti e fun of a turnip in collision with a Htntcsninn's head. And a phonograph' never furnishes any extemporaneous amusement like a politician making a fool of himself. What's a stump-speech without somebody up ft stump? The candidate for United States Sen? ator has u trained chorus for his cam pt'.lgnlng, with n high-priced soloist. That's some advance over a chorus of trained pugilists to put down objec? tions. Tho Senator should get a peace' medal, whether he gets a totro to werirj it on or hot. It Isn't t.ald what the] singers sing, but perhaps Champ ci.uk j can teach them about his pitiful ca. 1 nine, lows is surely leading tho pro-; '.cession: sho lias advanced Ideas of the I bund-wagon; and soon people will nor I read the platform, but lock at the cur . tain. PA1TI1 C.OX(II HUIXG TUR WOULD. ; (Selected f-.r The Tlincs-DlspatcH.) "This Is the victory that overcumeth I lie world, even our faith."?1 John, v., t. No New Testament writer makes such frequent use of the metaphors of com? bat and victory na this gentle Apostle, who speaks of the Christian lifo its' be? ing it conflict, and In no 'writings does tlie word "oyercometh" apportr^eo con? stantly as It does in those of tlie very A post le of Love. -., "lie of good cheer; I hnvo over coma the world," said Christ, nn hour, before Gethsemane! Long yoars taught John something of Its meaning uud made htm understand how the Master's victory might bolong to His servants. Christ's lifo, measured by tho human standard, had not much of fame or plenty. Ills Ufa hud been tho ".Ifo of a poor man, who, nt the ago of thirty three, was about to bo put to death,} and yot He said, "1 havo overcome tho world." That throw a flood of light for John, and for all that had listened to Christ, on tho wholo conditions of human life, and on what victory und def?nt, success and failure In this world mean. Not bo do men usually estimate what conquering the world Is. Our notion of being victorious In life is when cacti man scrambles over nil h'.s fellows, and writes his name, us boys, upon n wall, higher than any one elso's nams. It l.i n popular fallacy that If a man rnn ret the world Into tils grip, and s'iuecr.e It as one does a grape, and pet the last drop of sweetness out Of. It 'or him? self, he Is a conqu?ror_ Alas, wo may get all that seems best and most needful and pleasant to us. and in this poor sense have conquered tho world, and yet we may be utterly h"nten and enslaved by It. Many of us strive to gain riches, power md per? sonal fame, and then find that Instead ?f our hslng possessed of them and free, wo have become their slaves, mas? tered by the desire to possess, no mat? ter what tho cost of acquiring. If wo lot the world woo us to trust It and love It nbovj tho greater thlnfts beyond. It will so eonqui r us that we will be hindered from h-eelng, loving, holding' communion with, and serving Gbdi our Father! On the other hand, we can lay our hands upon tho other things of this world and conquer them by forcing them to h?lp us, to pet nearer to God, nnd to use them gladly and con? stantly In His service. Tho one vie- | tory over tho world Is to make the things thereof Into a ladder to lift us to God. When we l?t tho world eomo be- ' twecn us and God, as nn obscuring screen, then It has conquered us. When the world comes between us and God ns a transparent medium; wo have con quersd It. Wo must try to hear In mind not to be deceived by the false estimates of some around us, but to remember the most Important thing In lifo Is to know God, and to love arid please Illm. Bvsry lifo Is ft dl3nntrous failure that huu not accomplished this, and every life can accomplish It through faith. Folth In God and In Jesus Christ, tho Son of God, brings us Into contact with that one great victory over tho world which for nil tltno w.is won by Je*us Christ. The might of It und tho reull-, ty passes Into our natures In the mc.13 uro In which ?! rely upon Him. He I conquered once for all, and tho very ; remembrance of Ills conquest by faith ?111 make us strong, teaching our hands to war nnd our tin gor 3 to fight. All the stimuli)tlon of-example, and all that Is lofty and pure In a lifo, comes to us from tho 11 f; of Christ. Let us draw hear Him In thought, love and trust, and brtnif Him Into our lives by dully referring It all to Him. and coming at last to share In tija'j victory acordllig to His promise, "To him that ovcrcdmoth will I give to' stt down with Mo on My throne, even as 1 also overcome nnd atr. sat down with My Father on His throne." If English storekeepers had any Yankee ingenuity they would substi? tute mirrors for plate glass in their windows and so avoid trouble from rock-throw.lhg suffragists, No matter what Impossibilities Women may per? form buttoning things with hooks and eyes up tho back, she couldn't hold a handful of rocks and fix tho burette In her back-hair at the same time. Be. sides, for reasons of their own, wo-i men have always thought the break-j Inn of a mirror meant bad luck. A man doesn't lu.ve to sleep twenty' years to be a Rip V.m Winkle In Rich? mond. Let hlni take n nap of twenty: weeks, and he will wukc dumbfounded al the change and growth mound him. He'll "see double" as to fliiO buildings! and such glories, und ll will not be due to inoohshitlo either. It's all teal. 1 Spring did Its loat to arrlvo on! time. Winter lingers in hfcr lap, but with the wiles of Delilah, she plucked; some of his hoary locks, and. by her: own magic, strewed snow on hedges to look like bridal wreatn. and mnskc I bare trees In momentary Imitation ofl tin. white glory of plum and hawl blooms. Colonel Roosevelt will r.ot learn what real "rough riding'.' means. Uncle Simpson Peppjr says work's not hin' but ft habit; Aunt Susannah torts acidly thiit he in natcd against it .?. hbi vac . >ang., VERSE FOR TO-DAY Too few. 1 With leaden feet he stumbled toward! his doom - - The gaunt and haggard scaffold loom And grimly black against the morning Ills mind wua heavy, too. with thoughts of gloom Concerning the .lank darkness of tho tomb, ' Until ho chaiiced a cavalcodo to spy i That pass i with lihiro of drum and trumpet by. For which th w'ld crowds made re sp. ctful room. The hero who had nlaln ten thousand I men I being hailed with shouts and salvos! there I For all the bloody damage ho hod done: The other to Ms death was! hurried I then : Through deep disgrace, which clouded 1 all the a I r, I Iteeause, In phaston, ho had killed but I ono. McIlLNRY LKW IB. [^Voice of the People Goodo Ilomes'a Quod Work. To tho Editor of Tho Tlmcs-Dlspntch. Sir,?Enclosed find an article taken from Tho Btuto, tho loading nowapupor of Boulh Cuiollna, published In Colum? bia, which article contains comments of tho Good Roads Journal, of Now fork, on the good roads bulletin got? ten up by t'rofossor M. Uoodo Homes, of tho University of South Carolina. As Professor Homes Is a Virginian und a University of Virginia man, bo IlllS tho sou of Judgo W. 13. Homes, of Lloyd loh, Va., und as Tho Tlmes-Dls paleh, 1 am sure, always feelo an in? let est In and takes n commendable pride In tho achievements of Virginians Wherever they tuny locate, 1 um send? ing the article to you hoping you will publish it in your valuable paper, so ua to show what a Virginia boy Ib doing In und for bin adopted State of South Carolina, and to show how Ills efforts and achievements aro regarded by the inowspuperS of South Carolina und New i'ork, us well by people seutterod throughout distant States of tho Union. H, 13. CObKMAN. Uoydton. The Good Roods Journal In New York |ias an editorial in Its current number on the good roads bulletin re? cently Issued by tho University of South Carolina. About a year ago a scries of articles on road building was printed In The Stato. These articles were later revised by their author, Professor M. G. Homes, of the Univers? ity of South Carolina, and published as a bulletin. Requests for copies of tiiis bulletin have come from nil parts ot America, oven from distant States like Massachusetts, .Montana, Oregon and others. Experts have pronounced It one of the most practical und helpful treatise In the actual building or good roads that linn yet been published The editorial in the New York paper Is as ft Hows: "The University of South Carolina has Issued a manual designated us Bul? letin No. 2S. entitled 'Good lloada. How to liiitbl and Maintain them.' Tho booklet was prepared by M. Goode Homes. C. E. professor of civil en? gineering of the University and special agent of the pltlCO of puullc rends. "The manual deflnon the fundament? als of road building, describes In sim? ple terms methods of constructing new roads, and Improving old ones, and em? phasizes tho Importance of proper maintenance. The purpose of the uni? versity In publishing this manual Is lb Inculcate among the people of tho Stat? the Importance of highways for their own benefit. "The manual Is divide! Into four pints: Eurth roads, their construction, drainage and malniena-.ee; sand-clay roads, with Instructions na to the grades upon which tnoy should bo built nnd methods for their mainten? ance, gravel roads opd broken stone roads. Tho different types of macadam road are explained, as are tho method of preparing atone for their construe tlon, the work that must bo done for their maintenance and the dlirrrenee In the value of the several Sorts of macadam roads. "Information Is given also as to the construction of culxerts and bridges, und ns to the use of the split 1-ig drug." Faulty Government. To tho Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?The papers say that the pros? pects are brightening ai.d there. Is yet a chance of passing some kind of a "tax reform" bill by thin Legislature, but that tlie "opposition" has not yet shown Its hand. Of course, tho opponents of tax re? form are not going to show their hur.d. und don't ?Iure lb come out and light in the open, ns their main strength lies In keeping very nullit and hiding behind the wall of "custom." tradi? tion and special privilege In the mo? nopoly of land values Mere In n civilized country that pro? duced Thomas Jefferson we see city councils putting occupation taxes on blacksmiths, und the land on which the smith has his poor excuse of a rrnied nhop Is assessed at only 10 per cent, of Its real value. Every local paper in Virginia Is boasting of the great Increase In their land values (vacant lots and cont'guoua furm land). . , I hold Hint this la only fictitious prosperity, having the cost of land (f. :? n farm or dwelling) doubled up, when the community which creates the values gets n'b more tax revenue. Ii seenin to the that what we cail government by the people has sunk to government by the court house ring und the land value speculators. "PIEDMONT." Cliarlbttcsvllle. Saloons nnd Revenue. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir.?I s*e a great deal written about the Anti-Saloon League In your paper, pro and con. No use of an extra aci slon for the Anti-Saloon League. Let nil of the Christian men stand up fo: the right and pass thi bill giving Vir? ginia the right to vote on tho whiskey rj? 'Stloh. Some argue we will lose so much revenue by doing away with tha saloon. My county twenty-tlve years ago had a barroom at all the promi? nent places In tli2 county. Now wo haven't it barroom In the county, nnd our treasurer has his tax ticket col? lected lip very close every year, and when we hud barrooms you would see on storo doors advents -merits of pub? lic auction of goods for taxes. Do hot see any now. County warrants were hard to get cashed after you got one; now you can deposit thorn In hanks ns checks. We do not have one-fourth oT the drunkenness now w; had then, if we can remove temptation from our weal; brother and save a soul, it 'fl worth all the revenue. M. i. SNODDY. Central Plains. The Miracle ut Cana. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?1 cannot call to mind uny son te.nco In the New Testament In which the use of wine Is condemned. If Christ were to repeat the miracle per? formed by him nt the marriage feast in Cana of Galileo in this or uny oilier Si ttc under a prohibition law. Ho would bi liable to arrest nnd imprisonment nnd put in jail. Probably many of our present-day, holier-than-thou Pharisees would favor It. Pilate would not be hb de I. From extremists, cranks and unreasoning zealots; let ua pray r<?r dr.-: Ilverntieo. DAN. MUR. Richmond. Pair Play I To the Editor of The Tlmco-Dlspntch: ! Sir.? In your issue of Saturday,' March '..'. 1912, under the heading, "Voiee ..f the People," 1 find an linohy iii. li.- coinnrtH^lcalloii, signed "Reader," wherein Honorable John s. I In r wood In credited with having made a mo? tion to dismiss a resolution to Investi? gate the Department of Education, which was recently Introduced In the House of Delegates; I write to adv|se that your corro ?I onth nt la mistaken in thinking that Colonel lliirwood mhd< such a motion, as I had the honor.Of being the author Of the motion whereby ?he aforesaid resolution was dismissed by an over? whelming vote in the House, I 10? 1 that it is bin fair both to Colonel llnrwood und to myself that your readers should lie correctly In? formed as to the facta In connection with the above matter. WALTER T. OLIVER, i House of Delvgules, SIR CHARLES ELIOT TO HEAD UNIVERSITY Becomes Principal of Richly En? dowed Institution at Hong Kong. BY I.A MARQUISE I>E FONTEXOY. Sin CHARLES LLIOT. who has Just been appolntod to the olllco of principal of tho new and richly endowed University of Hong Kong (which la specially dovlaed for tho purposo of cnubllng the people of the neighboring republic of Chlnit to obtain all tho ucadcmlc advantages of an English university training, with? out belli? obllKed to travel half round the world, mid to tuUo Up lh?lr rusi donce In Grout Britain, In order to ob? tain It), spent u number of years under Lord ruuneofoto ut tho British oinbussy at Washington. Ho wan likuwlso Ktig luud's inuiitbcr of the Somoan Com? mission^ ins GYrman colleague being Ills late Itaron Spuck von Sternborg. With the most billllunt prospects of diplomatic preferment, ho sacrificed everything In that line by becoming involved In u scnsittlonul quarrel with j Lord Lahsdowne, ivlno the latter was ? Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, angrily refusing to obey tin: tatter's oiuors, und resigning ins post aadlpio matlc attent und consul-general at Zan? zibar, of high commissioner and of com mander-ln-chlef of the British Es?t African protectorate, along with the salary of (20,000 a year, und actually appealing to tho Premier, to Parlia? ment, to the public and to tho press tor a parliamentary Inquiry Into the con? duct ot Lord l.iins Jo wno. Tho quarrel between sir Charles and Lord ?insdowna arose from the lul ter'a pronounced sympathy for the Zionist movement, which at that time wan lib millet! With tho Hebrew Colonial Trust. Lord Lahsdowho had ordered Sir Charles to give an Immense tract of the b?st land in the, Hum African protectorate to tho trust, nt the Same tiiuo directing htm to rotuse grunts to private Individuals, ?ven If Ute latter 1 Were Willing to pay liberally for them, nnd to cancel any such grants which h3 had already made. This Sir Charles absolutely refused to do, both on pub? lic und on personal grounds, declaring that he could hot go buck on any ar? rangements which ho had made ub high commissioner of the protectorate; I and ho was all the more pronounod In ? his opposition to the Hebrew Colon's! Trust In view of tho fact that It hud failed to receive the sympathy of the Kreut bankltiK house of Hot tisch lid. Belonging to a Junior branch of that ancient Devon family of which the Karl of St. Germans Is the chief, Sir Charles Bl'ot carried everything be i Tore li!:n at Oxford, an<| although u ; member of Ualllol, was offered. Without ? examination, a fS.nuu a yoar fellow? ship nt Trinity College, which he still retains. He cntcrsd the diplomatic s-t Vice at the suggestion and nojnlnutlon of Lord Rosebery, and tlgured In turn . as secretary of embassy at St. Peters? burg and ut Washington, as charge d'affaires at Tangier*, In Uu'garlu, in Servlu, In Ruhianlu, and was crod'tod with a mora Intimate knowledge of the Intrlcac'es of Balkan politics than any lirltlsh diplomat since the death of thn so lamented Sir William White. While secretary of tho embassy at si. Petersburg ho traveled from one end i of Siberia to the other?that wus bc ! fore the Trans-Siberian railroad was In existence?spoaks Russian perfectly, at i well as Finnish, and combines a pro I found knowledge of Sanskrit with mastery or Turkish. Syrluo, Arable and about half-a-dozen othtr modern lan I guages. In fact, he has ever, published >a Finnish grammar, which at the time I when tie produced It was regarded as Indicating the possession of an almost demoniacal craze for knowledge, Muco th?re was no slyn then of any diplo? matic controversy between England and Russia, in which n khoWlcdga of the Finnish language would be useful. That the FOrclgh Office was liberal In Its reward was shown by the fact that he received not only tb> Order of the Hath, but also a Knight < '..mm j riders h! p of (he Orl*r of St. Michael and St. George, which entitled him to the pre? fix of "Sir" to Mr, name. In spite of his brilliancy. Parlia? ment took no heed of Sir Charles's de? mand for an Investigation Into the conduct of Lord Lmsdowne; and when In due course the correspondence bo-1 tween the two was published It was so?n that the marquis had acted w!;h the utmost forbearance, and that F.liot. possibly owing to the climate, had! been guilty of so much Irritation and Insubor.llrtutlon as to render his re? tention In the service of the govern? ment n matter of difficulty. Not long afterwards, however, ho was elected vice-chancellor and virtually chief of the now University of Shef? field: ii post which he bus only just now resigned in orde-r to accept the presidency of tli! University of Hong Kong, which, although not a state In- i stitutior.. Is to a great extent allied I with tho British government. Lord Cnrbory (Sir John EVohs FrekoV. who has Just met with such s Severe accident In the bobsled Deri y at St. Moritz. In Svrjtzcriahd, and whose controversy ns to tho methods of the sport, and the attitude unrl inunnera In bob-slelghlng, have rent ?II boh i elghlrig circles In Swltr. srlnnd into rival camps?even the German crown prince and crown princess being drag? ged Into the dispute as his supporters, the controversy extending to the Unit? ed States and Into Canada?Is u young Irish pier, who la still a minor, being within a few months of attnlntng hia? ma lorlty. The first Lord Carbery owed his peer? age to the fact that his father was one of the principal promoters of Ihe r. v.dul ion that brought William ID. and Queen Mary to the throne. He was offered a peerage as a reward, but de? clined It In favor of his eldest son ard namesake. The patent was made out with tho unusual provision that in de? fault of descendants In the male line of the first lord It should go to tho other descendants In tho male line 6i his father. The family, which orlsl rallv bore tho num.: of F.vans alone Is, of ancient Welsh, descent, and has been settled in the Em'raid Isle ev Blnce tho latter part of tho sixteenth ceutury. wlillo Castle Froko. tho fuut llv sent In County Cork, has bjon In tlie possession of tho Lords Carbory over alnoc tho man-luge of the son of tho Orel Lord Carbory with draco, only child und heiress of Mir Kulph Freke, in tin reign of George L He wa3 compelled by tho terms of hla father ln-luw's will to assume the name und thu arms of Freke, In addition to his own. The oldest eon of this union. George Bvans-Freko, fell in lovj with the daughter of Colonel Stumer, of Car nolly, but the uffcctlon was not re? ciprocated. Owing to the wealth and honors to which young Bvans-Freko was heir. Colonel Stamer Insisted Upon his daughter giving her hand to him. The maid en seemed to yield, and tho I we.Id leg day arrived. In those day's any man at a wedding who failed to get more thnh half-seas-over with good cheer was hsld to be guilty Of positive discourtesy. A special point was al? ways made of plying the bridegroom with plenty of Dutch courage for the ceremony. '1 he marriage ceremony took pluce In duo course; but when George l?vans Freko recovered his sober senses on the following day he found that for the lady of Ills love her younger and homelier bister, Anne, had been sub? stituted, and that his fiancee had beon the authoress of the conspiracy. Stung to madness, he assailed both her and hin nominal wife with invectives, and lcuv ; log the house, never set eyes upon ; either of them again, dying 'jf dlssl I pi lion on tho Continent in 176'.'. The seventh lord was u most charm Mng and witty man. with a fund of . humor, in e-.dto' of his being deaf and dumb, and so clever that by watching j the lips of his only daughter, Georglnu, now Lady Bundon, and who whs devoted to him, li ? w as aide to understand , without dlinculty what she woh say Ing. (Copyright, 1913, by tho Brentwood j Company.) QUERIES & ANSWERS Publishing Hooka. May one collect a number of literary Pieces and put them into book form. Placing the name of the authors after it,<.i work? Do publishers make Charge for publishing a book when they pay the author royally? M. S. Unless the writers of the stories have them copyrighted they have no redress. Publisher! get out books on clearly stated contracts. 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