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|t)uktn?u Ottlee.tu u. Mala Street.
"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?

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