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"tiouth Richmond.1030 Hull Street. TPetersburg Bureau....IM N. (Sycamore street %4ynchbur> Buieau.ZU Eighth Street ' I SIT MA1I. One slx Three One fOSTAQS PAID Year. Mo? Mo?. Mo JDatlr with K-udoy.pvOO II.uo II./0 .13 '0811}. Without 6un(J ... .... 1.00 Z.09 !00 .11 fun any eilt Ion or ly.200 1.M .Do .V ftVceklr (Wednesday).1.00 .K .3* ... I - St Ttm??-Dl?patch Carrlir rje?Y-i-t Scr trlee In Rlobmcnd (anil suburb*> and Pe? tersburg- One Weck Dull; with Sunday.v?> conta Dally without Sunday. 19 cents eunday only. fi cents Kntered Januar?- r?. IKS, at Richmond. Va.. ?? ircnn L-class matter under net of Con cress of March ICt. r?.1Trt:t?.\ V. MAY ?), 1912. C.IVt'. RICHMOND ONE tint II. Can yoti give Itlchniond one hour? That's all tho time it will take to ray your voll tax t?-day. It's your city, you arc proud of It, your friends live hero, your children are growing "P here, you own the whole plant: can1 you not spare one hour and one dol? lar and a hnlf to qualify as a voter end help make Richmond a better and , lilvrerer town for you and your farn lly to live In? And tilts Is the Inst j day you can qualify tie an owner of j your city. If you f. 1! to pay up to? day, you are one of the owned, not an owner. You sacrifice even the rieht j to romplnln. You must accept what] you yourself have brought to pass. If a weak Administrative Board gives] you poor service. n< elect's your in terest?. spends your taxis extrava? gantly, hinders rroirrcss ami makes your homo a less desirable residence, you who haven't the enorpy to vote j can have nothing further to say. With the close of this day goes' the last j chnnce to give yoursrlf the right to j ? voice In your own affairs. High Ideals and fine tall: meiri nothing. The vote counts. A practical politician l* prartl-il because ho gets out nnd j worl:?. Poor povernmont means noth- j Inir In tho world hut poor citizen-j ftltlp. The vast majority of men In ; Richmond want a pood board. Pay' the poll tax and take tho first step towards having a good government. Tho man who gives up his vote Is among tho disinherited. lie is a man xvlthout a country. He refuses tho! ri^ht that millions of women ate elrtmorlnr; for. Ho fails in his duly ! to himself and to his fellows, lie must take what he gets Instand of getting what he want!\ He delegates | his rlRhts to those of smaller ability, than himself. If you arc a laboring! man, pay your poll tax and make your j wafTos moan a belter living through of-I flcicnt service: If you are u hurliiess i man, pay your poll tax and show your i business sense: if you are a social | v.otkor, teacher, clergyman, pay ydurl poll tax and help In tho uplift by be? ginning at home. Ask your friends and the men who work with you to! pay their taxes. See to it that they: have the time for this duty. Upon tills j simple act, this day. depends tin uues- | lion of who shall elect this board thai will control your affairs. Pay your poll tax. nOOSKVF.I.T, JACKSON AMI .ICC FI2HSON. In his rpeech at Greensboro, N. C. Colonel Roosevelt affirmed that ho had the right to the support of every heir to the Jacksonlan nomocracy We] much fear that In this appeal to the pride of our pood North Carolina j jbrethren and tj^lhelr loyalty to the tradition that- A-niKrow' Jackson was torn In their State' the Colonel was suffering a lapse of memory touching] Dacksontana or assumed deplorable] Iprionince of the subject on the part] of his hearers. Among other obser-j (rations in the farewell address of ^Andrew Jrckson, who, '.t may be rc-j Xii'trkc-d, Incidentally declined to pcr-| mit his name to be. used for a third term, are the. foilowln?: "You have no longer *any cause to fear dancer from aboard; your strength and power are well known through? out the civilized world, as well as the High and gdllnnt bearing of your sons. It is from within among ourselves? ?from cupidity, iron corruption, from disappointed ahibitlon snd inordinate Ithlrst for power?that f ictions will bei Jormod and liberty endangered. It Is, against such designs, whatever dis? guise tho actors may assume, that| you have especially to guard vour ?elves How the Colonel or any one else can' reconcile th< m? views with the Col-I ?ncl's Greensboro claim 's difficult to? conceive. Dense indeed must be he ?who does not sie in them a warning against Just such louder*, as tin Col-1 cnel. They are a ringing Indictment out of the past of Just such men, and! the motives, "the dli ppolntcd ambi? tion and inordinate ihli.-t lor power" that Inspire them. The Colonel has also fron, time to time asserted ilie right of support of the hclra of Jeftersonlunltiin. Before Mr. JCffcrsoh became embittered ami prejudiced by the political quarrels, which caused him. as t did in several Instances, to reverse las clearer Judg? ment, he laid down tin- subjoined logical, philosophical, comprehensive doctrine regarding the judiciary. It cannot be too often quoted and borne In upon the minds of the American people: "When a cause has teen adjudged according t" the rubs a:..l the formt of a country its justice ought to b< presumed. Bvcn etror 'n the highest court, which has been provided as tho last mentis of correcting the errors of others, and whose decrees,arc there? fore subject to no further icvisal, Is one ' of those Inconveniences flowing from the 'imperfections .f our facul ?ties, to which every society must BUb tnlt; because ' there mi'sl be some ?where a last Resort *. her? In contestn tlons may end. Multiply bodies ol revisal as you .please, their ntimbei paust Still be anile, and they must tlnlsh In the hands of fallible men and Judges." In ibis Mr. Jefferson covered the whole case as against the propaganda of refni in through Judicial recall and popular revision of judicial decisions. Like Jackson's declaration, it em? bodied a warning to the American people against the Colonel's school of statesmen and politicians and regene? rator*, and the ir "disappointed ambi? tion and Inordinate thirst for power." it is a prophetic Indictment of those, which sane. sober. thoughtful men cannot but Indorse "a true bill." Verily, nay, verily, it would appcur that in his arrogant pre-emption of right to the support of the licit-ship of Jaeksotttanlsm and Jaffersonlnnlsnt, th< Colonel has placed himself be? tween the upper and the nether mill? stones, the grist whereof not only utterly discredits his claims, but bis I knowledge of political history and jhls political sagacity as well. Motc ! over, it Is ridiculously sclf-stultifying, ' Uotb Jacksoiilanlsm und Jeftorsonlun I Ism, as living forces u-td In the heri? tage they left to the nation, repudi? ate till such as the Colonel in loto. ?vrci'xrcsnAi fi.it? pi.ins. Ths Wednesday flub has the right spirit. It is just checking up this i year's finances, in order to so ahead with bigger plans for the future. The members are not content with this f -s tlval's laurels: th.y want to win fresh glory. ' The success of the Hit'.' ?;t>n certs is an i ncourngemont lor hiKh hopes of more good music In Richmond. The people cant lt. und they are will? ing to pay for It. and that m?:w:s steady growth until the desired goal , of a season of grand opera be reached. The Idea of enlarging and improv? ing the Auditorium Is an excell ?nt be- ' ginning. The most beautiful setting possible should go with the most beau? tiful music. The cost of putting In more seats, of removing tho obstruct? ing riUars. of arranging for bctt tr ventilation and of adding a stage should not l'e beyond the reach of this j city. Probably ?.000 people commented up in the attractiveness of the bunting and gr;enery decorations In the frail this year. They declared it had never looked so festive and brilliant. Yet l Iis was just a bint of what should be done to give Richmond a dignltt -d home lor its music. And Ih ? conception of adding more seats to enable a "S-cent Charge to bo made is strictly in keep? ing with the educational Ideals of the club. Thora are hundreds of music lovers among the poorer citizens who would be glad to hear all three con? certs, say for a season Ice of $1'. And the more people you educate to love mush, tin more music you can afford to have. in connection with next season it may he suggested that sonu out-of town advertising and publicity, coupied with railroad rates, might result In a ' lurg'.r attendance. a press bureau, with a little money for posters und j newspaper matter, should bring In a good return on the Investment. The | stores might offer some special attrac? tions to outside shoppers during the | festival weelc. and by a little planning j other attractions could '<-? added to j make the whole affair a kind of spring carnival. A practical means both of securing a fund for Improving the Auditorium nnd for spreading the love of music In I the community mould be a series of less expensive concerts given during the year, with the avowed intention of making money to further musical ! Inter.-st. Many of the concerts now I given In a. small way or by concert bureaus would !>-? vastly more profit? able if presented under the auspices of the Wednesday Club, with the prestige ami support this would insure. And regardless of all else, music-lovers are hungry to hear a good orchestra two or three times .luring the winter. President Corley and his fellow workers deserve the highest praise and the most practical support In their efforts lor better music In Richmond. Their successful realization of plans that begun as dreams can only mean that thSy Will go on by hard work to bring their new dreams to a Hue real? ity. SI iS ItHIM t KSKXTATH US. ' 1 know of one senator who said that he was convlhc <l that resubmis slon in 1912 was unconstitutional, but that he would have to vote for It, and he did," was the charge made yesterday by Fred Harper, of Lynchburg. In tho course of his argument in the Law and Equity C iurl ngiilnst the resuhmlsslon this year of the constitutional amend in. nt allowing unlimited tenure of oflicc to city treasurers and city commission? ers of llie revenue. II?- stated what was known to be a fact long before the General Assembly v.f 1912 by its adjournment rendered its chief sit" vice to the people of Virginia. Doubtless there were many others of a like mind 1 with the individual r -fcrrcd to t,V Mr- | Harper. Practically mo Delegates and j ; few Senators expressed on the floor 1 i any belief In the constitutionality of; rcsubmlssloh, and of those who did, j ; H nator Tu ihcr, of Uedford, alone on : I the floor gave real reasons for ins be- I I lief in the validity of the act. i I On the weak spot of not one. but j i of many, legislators Mr. Harper has j pi a -.1 bis linger. The trouble ubutil the Genernl Assembly of Virginia and of all legislatures Is that too great Is the proportion of members in them who see the light, but will not let It bo itt lump unto their feet. Expediency Is I the controlling motive of your average j lawmaker, lie asks, himself not: ' is this a good tiling that 1 am about to v itt for? - but "Will I get In good with the gatig back home if 1 vote for It?" Men who know better Vote for vll tilings; it were not so bad If they acted in go al faith. The good of the State is to i,e advanced only when the good ? of the legislator cannot be Injured. |If the people could drlve out of Hi<ir .employment agencies those who will consciously misrepresent them, th. St at a would be mightily helped; but j the demagogue who Invokes the name I of the people to bo elected and tin 11 cornea to the Capitol to light tax re? form and befriend the foe gentry man? ages to get bete every time. The fault lies, of course, with the people, und none but the people. They choose to send demagogues hero to misrepresent them, instead or goo 1 men to represent Hum. Their only remedy Is to keep up with their mlsrepresentatlves' rec? ords; ami gently but firmly apply the hook. UK IMtOKCXDIS. Well, maybe Mr. Roosevelt Is better than Mr. Tuft, or vice versa, which we [doubt, fur to be better you have IIrat : in h, good, and maybe the Titanic ln vestlgat'on will check man's matt race ' im- speed and dollars at the terrible I price of life, and maybe the Admln ' Istratlve Hoard wilt, as England does, j muddle through by n policy of latsscz I fa Ire, which means trusting to luck, and maybe the south role and the i North Polo and the Aurora Borralts ' arc or are not discovered, and maybe anything else that frets the futile Hash of man's brief transit, but there remains one Indubitable and certain sanity in the rush of the world-spirit ?In spring the young man's fancy, nnd all sensible people would like to ; go fishing. That Is the real problem, the cry ! from the depths, to gel out of the ! fever and the tr>-i and tho hard boiled shirt, and go somewhere tttut j is restful and sylvan and cool, to loll j on the earth for glorious hours und ; wat. h the grass grow and hearken to j what mnv melodies the mating birds have learned. That Is the call of the ! wild that drags ut tho new bared feet j ' of boyhood, and makes tired business men forget their paper worries to look ' out the window and listen to the tru- | ant pleading of a stray breeze. The j trout are leaping In many it shadowed branch deep in the coves of the Blue | Itidge, and Hie still pools and laceyj f ills hold a thousand ancient and SOOthtng consolation.-.. Stevenson was right in his "Apology | for Idlers." when he wrote: "lie may pitch on some tuft of lilacs over n burn and smoke innumerable pipes to the , tune Of the water over the stones. A | bird will sing in a thicket. And there j be may fall Into a vein of kindly j thought and see things In a new perspective." He knew something of the highest good the philosophers have sought, and he knew too that ? money-making and politics and so- , clety und science are but machinery with which humanity tries to produce n golden Joy or living. The desire to ] get outdoors and seek simple pleas. , tires is older than all our wisdom and sensible talking. In this same I essay there Is a keen estimate ot What, of all the mirk and turmoil that entangles us. Is really worth while. | Take It as a motto for spring. ?The shadows ami the generations, tho shrill doctors and the plangent wars, ' by Into ultimate silence ind emptl- j ness; but underneath all this a man' may sec, much green and peaceful landscape, many flrellt parlors; good people laughing, drinking and making love as they did before the Flood of the French Revolution; and the old, shepherd telling his tale under the 1 ha wthorn." HE C A It KIT I.. GESXTI.KMEX. Many a man Is left for dead, only to! come back nnd crack his assailants' between the. eyes. The ney byrd elec- j tlon law. which the dem-iirogueit In the' General Assembly decapitated, ampu? tated, evlscorated and generally j "stomped" on. bus come back to lifo in most amazing fashion. It has, to use a homely phrase, "r z a runnln*. "I It is now belaboring unmercifully tnose] whose crocodile tears wtro shed over Its poor and bleeding carcass. It now: appears that its timely birth will pre-! vent the cuttlefish politicians of Bich-II inond from ordering an early primary! against the will of the people. The sudden application which this law lias assumed to tho elections here this year should suggest to the city Democratic Committee the advisability Of having on Its part a thorough knowledge and understanding of the new statute, it is untried; It has never been construed, of course. It is filled with new things, and It embraces m w turns and provisions. The City Democratic Committee ought to pro-| ceed most carefully tinder it. so that there may lie no possibility of holding an election which later w'll be declar? ed Invalid. Unless great enre 's used :tt proceeding under the law in the ilrst election, that election may have to be bad all over again, and nobody desires that to be tho case. Ho careful, gen? ii-men tt the City Democratic Com? mittee. < lo easy. Kind, mark and In? wardly digest the Byrd election law. It is not as splnelessas it was thought; it has stiffened up "considerable since It came' through the slaughter? house. Can it he true that the appearance of the Hon. Ai.ien Bell In Richmond in a now straw means that his : bat Is In the ring for the Democratic vlce-prcs'dentlnl nomination? Far less eloquent men have held the ofllce. ?\ Richmond man went Into a cafej chantant In Hlnckstone not long ago.' scanned the rrench menu, pointed to] a line op it. and said to the waiter, "I'll I have some of that, please." "i nnt 1 sorry, air," the waiter replied In true! Chesterfield county style, "but the band! I Is playing that." ! From experience with the Illusions! nnd mysteries of tho primary law. both at home find abroad, we should; paw the law Is In nn advanced StageI ! of primeval primltlfcness. ! j On the Spur of the Moment By Roy K. Moulton At the llnltlniorv Convention. The great Democratic national con? vention scttl.d down and tvltll grim determination to listen to tho nomi? nating speeches, "Alabama." called tlio clerk. A dellgato from Mobile arose, add aft.r a pyrotechnic efflrt lasting tho Letter part of an hour, bo closed as follows; "It It now my honor and pleasure to present to you the name of our peerless leader, William Itundolph Tuft." "What's that?" dem inded the chair? man, bringing his gavel down sharp? ly on the Incipient cheer or two. "1 bee; your pardon." said the gen? tleman from Alabama." I meant to say William Jennings Heart." "I'ut him out." yelled a delegate from New. York. "William Howard Bryan," persisted the speaker. ''Guess again,'? cries a delegate from California. "William Itnuuings Jcndorf," Stallt mcred the speaker, desperately; then "William Randolph Jennings." "You're drunk, sit down," said the chairman. ?Til nol sit down.' declared thd speaker. I came In re to nominate 1 William Howard Bryan, "f Ohio, 11,11 d I I'm going to do It If It take.'. Oil day. j 1 now have the honor and plcasutro to present to you the name of our I peerless loader. William Jennings Randolph Howard," he snld desperate ly. but hopefully, "I mean William Randolph Bryan- Big Bill Bryan, of Ohio. Tb.- chairman quieted the tumult by stating: "If the getulcman from iibamn means Williams Jennings Bryan, of Nebraska, we will consider his speech concluded. If not. We will band hlni over to the police." "That's tho name," yelled the Ala baina delegate hapjiily. "I Knew It was something Hko that. Hurrah for our next President." "Huh. he's talking about Taft again." whispered one of the other delegates to his seatinato. "Let's get out as quietly as possible." Tho gentleman front Alabama was carried struggling from tho auditor? ium. Tho heat of Baltimore had got In Its deadly work and tho last hoard from him was a jumble of William. Randolph, Howard and Jennings. Punctuation, the Thief or Time. A celebrated Mustern educator conl- , ma who has spent much time In study. Ing literature comma tqlls us that , the modern writer use too matly punctuation marks semicolon that he often gets them in the wrong place and that they art- a nuisance commit, anyhow period Another shark on lit- i ernture comma however comma says that It is impossible for any person to write without using punctuatiotn marks period Being of a genteel turn comma wo do not feel like com- | Ing right out ami calling the latter gentleman a quotation marks a liar ! quotation marks but wo have demon- | Btrated comma to tho nai.-iaction ?f ! oursclf comma at least comma that writing can bo done Without the use j of any punctuation marks what soever period. How do you like It Interrogation point Prom the I'Iiinm U Training t'ainp. The team is looking simply great. Ue're's nottirV to it boys. Our aggregation's goln' to be the one and only noise I We're going to make the other seven teams look mighty tarn-'. And we can't fl&ger out Just how we're goln' to lose a game. There's liottln' to tho bunch at all oxceptln' simply class. They'll even win the plaudits of the feller with the pass. Just take this bunch right off the bat, it someway seems ns how. Us folks have Just as good as K"t that pennant clijiclied right now. The boy who writes the press stuff to tis from the training camp Is bound to view the matter with an optimistic, lamp. Ho says we've got some rur.ncrs who could make tv'm Hayes turn pale. His burning word- of fulsome praise almost cremate the mall. Tho big leagues ovi rlooked a bet In some uncalled-for way By falling to sign up this crown that we havo In our pay. Of course, the owner might cay more, but modesty forbids. Although :t will be Just like taking candy from the kids. But when we come to recollect the bygone bar ? 1 -.11 lore. It seems as though we've read this same old 11;;.? of stuff before. Voice of the People Duck vs. noose. To the Rditor of The Tlmcs-Dlspatch: Sir,?Newspaper reporters are gen? erally accurate in their accounts of public happenings, especially In regard to matters of gnat civic interest. Common! on this subject is prompt? ed by the report in this morning's issue of the ncnr-traglo affair on MaJn Street, it Is taken for granted that it was Main Street The loading of the article in your paper Is "Dock Blocks Truffle," whereas your morning contemporary has :t "Goose Blocks Strt ii Trnflle." II I: hoped that your; paper ia right, for to be "supremo" > argUea tnfulllbllll) as to the truth. Now. It occurs li lhe writer that one j or the oi her or ioiIi of these report? ers should join the "back to the farm'* movement ami so :? urn the difference between the two birds In qttcst'on. I Abe Martin li tb' feller tl. say's, "I like rim-' barb pie hot :t ,, .., t 'like me." 'II jlst keep still ni.? no questions '11 b<> asked, l.ale Hud RAys ho'd like C have a public olllce list t' see th' cotin ? r V J WHEN DAD WAS A BOY. By John T. McCutcheon. [CoprrlBhti 1812; Dy John T. MoOutoh?oo.) " "~" "No. honett, croii my heart, you're the firet girl I ever said /, to." However, as we would not like to lose any ut our good citizens, we might. In. st. ad of Bonding thorn to tho farm, iTlng part of the farm to thehl. Simi? lar action was taken l>y the city of New York, which bought a cow and placed her in Central Park, so that the children ?t the city may sc.- what ? really, truly cow Is like. Ity the ?ante token, would It not he u good Plan for this city to take similar no? tion in regard to domestic animals, birds et id omne genus, and locate them, with labels attached, in some Public place where all may view and I? arn? Perhaps th< se reporters are ut that young and impressionable age when, as the poet lays, "And every goose a swan, lad." or urn- might substitute f*r 8wan the word "duck" or "duckte." I Again, the reporter of the other pa- I per lias the temerity to characterise the feathered creature as a "ehe.*? While your man seems to hedge on >- ?< ' question by using the word "It." How- I ever, the latter re-porter seems to lean to the female of tho species by the I term "duck." also. Your rival for lltorary honors say*. ' "A man who could not Fee the hu- ? morons end of the situation got oft i the car ami removed her gooaeahlp 1 from the middle of the track." Humor or no humor, the apparently grim determination of that man mittle him it hero. According to a classical ex? pression, ??He seen tils duly and he done It." All honor to him, even If the car did go off and leave h'm to bold tV- goose. He was to be en-I Vied, for any one who can hold a r-oor.e, or duck, either, for that matter, with possession as nine points of the law, in these days, when the ultimate consumer is ultlmating the ultimate or penultimate, is several points ahead. of the game. I If It was a go-ise the above affair j assumes Kreater significance, and his, ' her or Its life ought to be preserved | as a safeguard to the city; for. we an told In history, eo It must be true, that the cackling of geese, alarmed by the c?emy, was the means of saving undent Home. P. ??i The Titanic. I The Titanic was so wonderful andi strong. And loarly thrcei town squares long;', Hut. oh! how little It could do When that great iceberg shook it through, And now on the ocean's bntrom deep. With its brave heroes 'IwlU forever sleep. Men thought they had conquered the Ocean wide When tin- great Titanic rode the waves astride. Perhaps 'twill help us to know tho same wise hand Rules over tho ocean as. well as the laud. And lb.- meat Titanic, now on the ocean's bottom deep. With Its brave heroes will forever sleep. When they saw its awful fate fThcy knew to save all It was too late; ITho heroes knew, as they bade their loved ones "good-bye," rrhat iiefor-- the dawn of day many of them would die; IWith the Titanic on the ocean's bottom de eta. There they would, forever sleop. IWith all Its strength It pould not save (The rich or poor from a decn and watery grave: Wo, side by Side, they both went down. Though many of t li./u were homeward hound: lAnd now until Judgment Day, on the ocean's bottom deep, IThe brave heroes of tho Titanic w'll forever sleep. ALICE WHEEL-HOUSE. Church Road. John Powell nnd '/.Imhnllsit. TO the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?By many iniisb: iu regarded ns one of the pastimes ?r life?a kind j of adornment fur the luxurious few. In! reality, listening to music (and by that Is meant real music, stich as the noble thought's of Beethoven or the stormy emotions of Wngner) Is one of the best means given us for under? standing the higher things In life. Who would class bis knowledge of Shakes? peare, that wondrous searcher of the human heart, ns n minor event In Iiis intellectual life? And yet he who listens with an understanding heart may see in the throb of the violin or the vibrant notes of the piano all tho beauty of a "Midsummer Night's Dream," the intellectuality of Portia or the wrath of Lady Macbeth. How often we hear the Hounds of nature re? produced in tho .skilful tone picture rendered by a fine orchestra; or the violin may cry out the agony of part? ing More frequently the piano is de? picting a simple country scene with the sheep browsing on the hillside us in the pasto/al sonata. Peculiarly gifted In singing the. song Hod gave them, one on the piano, the other with bis violin, are the two yuung musicians, John Powell and Zlmbalist, who appeared in Richmond on Tuesday last. I.v. rv Virginian must feel great pride In speaking of tho first, be cnusc he is our own. It Is good to think the name of one who dwells among us will lie "died on Fame's eternal roll" among the great musi? cians of Ills time. To this writer, who had heard John Powell five yearn ago, time had added much in the way of sympathetic color? ing, ami more of the at-onencss with art that t;o to make the real mua'clan. Added to the wonderful technic has come the mellowness nf tone Which is the result of a greater understand? ing of life. Zlmbnllst, seemingly younger than .lohn Powell, captivated the audience with his violin. How fascinating that fiery Russian temperament In lt-s vary? ing Interpretations! ill method of attack was decided, ami withal lie teemed so certain of the message he brought that his play? ing will linger In the memory of hii audience. The Irreverent are often heard to say: "A knowledge of musto does not go to make the man." And Vet the most skeptical, in Hoeing their gen? erous appreciation of each other, their Understanding of the underlying prin? ciples of art, and perhaps best of all, a genuine enthusiasm In their work, even thoae most doubtful of the uplifting power of the profession would have said in hearing the concert Tuesday, "Music had not only made musicians, but men in John Powell and j Zimballst." PRINCE GEORGE. | Prince George. A Memory .Now?A Hope Beyond. I look upon this tintype. This tintype old but fair. And pleasant mcm'rlen greet me. Of youth and health that Wer:; I see that T'tne's a robber, His stops the silent years, 11? hastes with stolen treasures. Not one his tramping hears. I look upon this tintype, Til..- symbol still of Joy; How oft these lips so ruby I kissed when hut a boy! Ah, yes', old Time's a robber, Ho stole their lovely hue. Purloined from cheeks their roses. That sweet delight 1 knew. Her eyes have not the sparkle. Her heart Is not so gay? Old Time's a roguish vandal Kor tak<ng these away, Her form once lithe und graceful. Is slow, with nlgns of care? O Time, you nro a robber. You cheat tho good and fair! Her hair you've chanced from au'iur.'t By sprinkling it with gray. Her erstwhile crowning glory. You've taken It away. You nil her heart with sorrow. Aiol blight her life with gr?Of, You crush her heart to bleeding. And promise, no relief. Again I view tho tintype. Hope kindles In my breast; When Time shall have no morrow ? In trusting I am bloat? Hope says tho roguish vandal Shall all her charms restore? Though here her charms wore many, BcVond she'll have hum more. FRANK MONROE BEVERLY. QUERIES & II ANSWERS i The Titanic nnd the Senate. Can you suggest any authorUv by which the committee or the Senate Is' investigating the Titanic disaster'.' [ W. M. PEYTON. So far as written authority goes this committee has quite as much right to arrange the program of the mil? lennium as to "investigate" the loss of the Titanic. Some one has sug? gested that the art ltd did well to pro? vide "your t'nele Sam" with a very Sharp ami lotig n'Ve. characteristics by means of which this Interesting member might tho more readily be insinuated Into the business of other people. Hut the disaster to the Ti? tanic was ?t*> monstrous that there was a general feeling Hint something ought to be done to tix the responsibility and to lessen tho likelihood of simi? lar horrors and, much as the Roman Senate used to pass a blanket decree In times of stress "to provide that the republic take no harm." this Senate committee. In spite of th'e nbsencc of wi Ilten Jaw ami in consequence of the absence of more competent tribunal, has i4ii.-ti the matter up and. so far. has proceeded with It In highly grati? fying and effective style. Building; Permits. Building and repair permits were Issued yesterday as follows: W. A. Alken. Jr., to erect a detach? ed two-story frame dwelling. io;3 Me Uonough Street, to cost "Ji.lflO. Valentino Moat Juice Company, tc repair a brick wnrehouse, C01 East Cary Street, to cost JUSO. O. J. Davis, to repair a frame store and dwelling. 510 Randolph Street, to cost JftllO. Lottie S. Cannon, to repair a br'ck store, 120 West Broad Street, to coal $300. 11 n 111 lice License. A marriage license was issued yes terdny in the office of tlin clerk of tho Hustings Court to Charles A. Metz? ger and Mamie E. Turner. BELIEVED STRIKE HASBEEN AVERTED Convention of Miners in Three Anthracite Districts Called for Wilkesbarre. New York, May 3.?Officials of tho l"nlt*u Mino Workers of America, who have been In conference here for two days, to-night expressed confidence that a strike of the mine workers of three anthracite districts, who ha\e been idle since April l, has been averted, and that a satisfactory agree? ment will be entertd Into with tho operators before the end of this month. After being In conference ifor fojr hours, the members of the three an? thracite boards Issued a call for .1 genontl convention at wilkesbarre. Pa., on May II, to consider the tenta? tive agreement entered Into by the .- ibcemmlttee rct-pectlng the operator. and the mine workers, which was re* Jected by the fall committee of the miners In Joint conference with tho operators here yesterday. Tho con? vention also will he urged to empower the committee of ten to enter Into a second Joint conference with the op? erators and conclude an agreement, subject to ratification by a referendum vote of the miners. "We are confident that an agree? ment will bo reached." said Secretary William Green, who Is acting for President White, of the United Mino Workers. Those who participated In the eon f. rence left for their homes to-night. Delegates will be chosen from 401 local unions In the three anthracite districts to the Wilkesbarre conven? tion If the tentative agreement of the subcommittees, which was signed by President White and the three di? ?trlet presidents. Is approved, 170,001 men now Idle will return to work at once. If. on the other band, the con? vention rejects tho tentative agree? ment. It Is expected by tho loaders that the committee of ten will be cm powered to enter into another Join Conference, which. Mr. Green said, has already been arranged for, and to con" elude an agreement, subject to rati? fication by referendum vote. NEW STATE CHARTERS Memphis Terminal Corporation to Operate in Norfolk. The Memphis Terminal Corporation, of Norfolk, wa? yesterday Incorporated by ton State Corporation Commission with a ehnr ter n I low 111? a maximum caipltBl stock of II S l.OM and o minimum of tlW. The fco charged by tli" commission was two. tha maximum fee lovlert for ordinary business companies. The company l? a warehouse . oncorn, It- officers being Norfolk men. The officers are: lt. B. Tunstall, president; Alfred p. Thomas, Jr., vice-president; TV. It. Walker, secretary and treasurer. ut her charters granted yesterday: yishervltle l.tmo-Orlndlna Company (Inc.), Plshervllle, VS. P. 8. Boyd. president, Moorervllle, N, ?'.: J. O. Mann, vice-presi? dent: IV, It. Balloy< secretary and treasurer. Klihe-vllle, Va. capital: Maximum, f-'-.n**: minimum, |SG0. Object: I.line lnndac*-. Qfe.viv-lt?rKnn Unav. nichmond. S. B. Morgan, president: M. A. Hees, seetetarv: i'. it. Ualley, W. IC. Davis?all of Richmond. Capital: Maximum, 115,000; minimum. 13.090, iil.iect: llrokerase nnd commission busi nr.?.-. CONGItKSSM A X FLOOD AGAIN* I>1.< I.AltKI> NOMINEE IN TENTH Hal T?. Flood will itKitin be decinred the nominee of the Democratic party for Con? gressman from the Tenth District as soon ill Chairman Joseph Hutten ran call fhe di.? lilet committee together, This announce* tnent was made yesterday by colonel But lon with tlie statement that the ilnie limit far candidates to strtimit their names had expired, n-lth no opposition to Mr. flood. May t was the last day on which the names of candidates could be entered. In pursu? ance of tlie statement recently issued. Mr. flood Will have his fee refunded by- the. .State Treasurer. Sue Inntirnnce Company. Su't was brought yesterday In tho T.nw anil Run ty court by Josephine O'Ornrly agnlnsl the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York for I'i.OOO. No declaration has been filed. National State and City Bank Illchniond, Virginia, Solicits Your Account Capital.SI.000.000. Surplus, ?000.000?