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Till: SCHOOL, SITU VTIOX. it would bo a convincing ovldonco of tho wisdom and good faith of tho subcommittee of the Council that hna been Investigating the conduct of t'Hv public schools of Richmond If it would dosu Its inquiry by presenting a re? port embodying- the only fact that a protracted and often farcical series of] meetings lias demonstrated, namely, that tho school authorities are labor-1 lug earnestly ?and conscientiously to; j^Ivo this city the best educational ad? vantages possible. YVc Should bo eager to advocate the plan of giving the School Board an opportunity, hlehortoj denied It, of replying to the charge?, made against It savo that nothing has] been proved that needs refutation. Any further projection .of this matter can only add to the harm already! done. The members of the committee; nro not expert educators, and tliev j have made no effort to sccuro til?' testimony of experts, but they ore certainly men of sense and penetration mouth to recognize that what has been shorten with regard to tho conduct of the schools offers no basis for any itctlon that will hamper the work in them or Increase the dissension al? ready ? manifest. None of tlio testimony has been unanimous in proving the curriculum to be faulty. There may be particular parts of It that oan be changed improved, but the board will be col petent to adjust these minor difficul? ties. The marked Improvement in tho schools within the last few yolra gives evidence of this. The second charge. thM certain supervisors were unneces? sary, hsSH been refuted In tho Invest? igation by the demonstrated lined lor Instruction op the part of teachers who; arc not trtfilned for tho '.1111108 that a modern curriculum lays upon them. 1C this special training can be given lu the schools, it relieves ths tenchcrs; of the expense in time and money to 1 seek It elsewhere. Tl}o third charge,! that there Is InsubordlnilUon and dls-l senslon In the teaching force, has been proved beyond a shadow of d??bt, The root of this troublo lay In the. ques? tion by pay. The elementary teachers J have gotten what they asked it a high cost to morale of tho schools. They; certainly deserved this increase, as tho| board would be first to admit. Now] their endeavors should be to give In! service and support a return for the money, with regard to this disscn-j slon, the course of the Council com-! tnlttees has been n chief chisn. Notlt-l ing cotilel have been better calculated to Increase friction than the present investigation. The clauses in the new applications for teaching positions furnish pOj grounds fo%'tho-Jiysterlcal four that: the board'i?f"gblng to crush nil future Initiative among the teachers by meat/is j of high-handed tyranny. Tho spccifl cntion that no teacher shall begin nny agitation about tho school:; snve through the board or Us executives is a safeguard that the present Issue had jr.adu needful. Instead of dis? pensing with tho services of those who have manifested Insubordination, the board will merely endenvor to have future criticism of the' schools pre? sented to it for adjustment before it is thrown into a public ond pointless muddle. Any business firm exercises the same privilege over its employes. The bonid is In authority, ami If it Is to make the fUchmond schools fulr III their true functions, It must exor? cise that authority. If the board cannot be relleel upon to net Justly, the recourse is to remove It and choose a better. The sufficient check upon its actions will be nn enlightened ^-iid responsive public opinion. Injury has been done the schools, ejulte needlessly. Politics has played a part In this matter. But tin ques? tion in which the people of Richmond are interested Is that the schools give proper training to the children, and they will not consent to any crippling of this most fundamental p *rt ol civic life. i t M BY <i.\ i \l.l> l ,ii ii.. The only thing that makes steamer travel oti Lake Krie safo this G?mmer is that icebergs can't, crawl up ? Niagara Palls. Otherwises, imagine what havoc would be wrought upon this three-ring circus that piles l,e twedn DetroM and Buffalo. In light of tho Titanic, ono finds a high and delicate Irony in this piece of adver? tising splendor: "The largest and most luxuriously equipped side-wheel steamer In the world! Th'a marvel of marine art Bnd i'itnco is f-00 foot long. 100 feet wldi and is truly palatial In every lic? it combines all the conveniences and luxuries of a flrst-cioss modern hot'-i Six hundred state-rooms, twe:. y-flve. parlorB equipped with bath-, elect rip fans', hot and cold run? ning water and thermos bottles, prlva'e veranda's) telephones 'n every state-: iom, modern Ventilating system. Pipe organ and StO.OOO orchestrion. "Roe the Palm Court with fount.,in of runii i: water, the Marie Antoin? ette drav ng room for the ladles, the comforta. .? ".Lounge" for tho men, i tho Old Bavarian Wine Cellar, and ' other unique features." Thnt sounds like a burlesque?but It Isn't. It is a full pnge ndvertlse 1 inent in o magazine that has over 1, i 000,000 rcadors. And In the whole luring poster, with Its udjectlvcs and superlatives, there is not one tingle word about safety, Dike the "Jum hlics." tho persons who wont floating away In this amphibious hotel might have been Going- to sea In a sieve, for all they knew about it. Doubtless th< y were satisfied to have "a thermos b< ttle" in every room, though it seems certain that being alono In Eako Erie, even with an exct llent thermos bottle, would he an unpleasant experience, j And the society of the friendliest orchestrion would pall if you. and it weie about to raco for the bottom of the Inland' seas. And a marine marvel is not half so pleasant it it has de? signs upon being a submarine marvel. Hut the c:ownltig and Illuminating touch Is'tho Old 'Bavarian-VCino Cellar. I It shows the false idua of what travel i means. Why In the world no to sea I if you havo to bit In an Old Bavarian I Wine Collar? Why not go to tiny old ' wine cellar? Tho futility ot this when I nil the wine of the four winds Is. j pouring out of the cup ot the blue sky! It Is presumed that when tho 'slilp sank, if she did, you went down in- the cellar and saved yourself. The cellar has ever been regarded as a safe i| lure, and doubtless It constituted \ the chief life-saving agency on 'tho Whole ship. .It certainly la a good thing that the Falls aro there] . For, yon remember, the Titanic was twice as big. TO n.or OR NOT. The Taft Instructed delegates from the Fouth nre In an embarrassing slt ifatlon. They may bo tinder tho awkward nocessity of swopping band-wagons in the middle of the stream. Mr. Taft has been eliminated on two counts. Tho results In Ohio nnd elsewhere havo shown such a vital weakness In carry? ing power that his nomination Is ex? tremely doubtful, nnd his election even more dubious. If ho Is not nominated iho f.ilthful will lose; if he is nominat? ed and not elected, they will lose v. 1th even more unanimity and dispatch. If the delegates rush to the Roosevelt standard, will tlu> Strenuous One be forgetful of their past transgressions? Would noi his dictatorial and menacing nature Und a sweet refreshment In slashing broadcast among oflleehold iri, who supported him when they found they could do nothing else? <>f course, these hardy patriots may decide to sink with the ship, vote re? lentlessly for the lato Mr. Taft, and run n slim chance of reaping where they have sowed. But they have hlth etto given no evidence of not knowing wh'ch side of the bread Is buttered. The majorities figured for the Presi? dent In the convention with the help of these, gentlemen, will probably be serviceable only as proofs of the abili? ties of campaign managers as mathe? maticians. Tho gravity of the question fronting this interesting group la appalling. Among them Is doubtless much deep searching- of the heart. But Inasmuch as they urn only human, they will pre? sumably act upon tho ancient human law that self-preservation comes first. DON'T Ml HPV Tin: WATF.lt. They do not know what they are talking about. That Is tho main In j dlctment to be directed at the few newspapers of Virginia which hold tho brief of tho oftlceholdcrs' combine In jits case against the people. Time af? ter time they misstate tho case; again and again they bolster tip their side I by'omitting some material factor fall-j ,lng to state some material argument) adverse to their attitude. Especially! j Is this true in tho case of tho resuh-1 mission in 1012 of the proposed amend I merits removing the present constitu? tional inhibitions as to the privilege j of city treasurers and city commis? sioners to succeed themselves. This ,1s a complicated constitutional ques? tion involving tine legal points and j deserving of careful study. The dls | missions of this question by tho news ; papers favoring: resub'misslon are char ? acterlzcd by nothing so much as Ig Morance, which would be laugh-pro I voicing w-re the issue not so serious. I Actual rrvidlng of Judge Crump's decision In the Law and Equity Court this week concerning resubmlsslon would be <>f profit to both the iliynchburg Advance and t)i*: Lynchbnrg I News, published In the city where live the chief legal and the chief official j apologists for unlimited tenure fnr| J city treasurers and city commissioners. Hardly was the decision announced when the. afternoon Advance screamed with delight, only to be followed In the morn'ng by the high brow- Jubilation of the newa. The Advance Is guiltless of any charge that it read the decision. "The legal orgunicnt against the resuhmls | slop of tho amendment la palpably a HI technicality at best, and which, accord i Injr to Judge Crump, Is not even o i valid technicality," says the Advance, j Ignorant of tho fact that Judge Crump expressly refused to pass on the val? idity of the ''technicality," declaring 1 that it had been argued before hlni with much force, but baking the posi? tion that Its cor.ntltutlonality was not a proper question for Ills decision. Tho Adv.-nre continues: "We have no patience with the nr . gument which has been brought i,y I itome papers against the proposal to Iresubmlt th.- amendment on the ground that the right on tilt- part Of these ofllrera to succeed themselves Is a im?ii'.ft whereby an 'ofiloohoiders' uns;' ! can be created o- maintained, for the I pin In reason, thai they ?an bo placed i In ?.nie*- oiid. can be continued in of? fice only by tho " ill of lite people as expressed ot the polls. To deny this Is to deny do'moeftey." Thnt Is the old -tuck argument so often used 10 bjffog the Issue. The Timcst Dispatch bollcvcs fully in the right of tho people to scftle Issues at elections, but it does not believe that the people ought to be compelled to parilclpnto In elections which they do hot wish and which have been secured In violation of tho Constitution by the officeholders' lobby. The people havo already said that these .Ulcers shall be limited In their tenure of ofttce; It Is not a right which tbeso men have i i office, but a privllego granted by the people and wisely limited by them. The electorate has already passed upon this question, and the officeholders act In their own Interest and against that or the people In bringing about a sec? ond election. SHOI'I.U "CO SLOW.'' More seriously than ever before the country Is confronted with the prob? lem of controlling the Mississippi. The necessity of solving it has be?n botno In on the public mind by a frightful objrsct lesson, presenting the picture of harrowing EUft'erlng, tho destruction of millions of dollars' worth of prop? erty, the submerging and devastation of scores upon scores of homes und plantations and tho loss of hundreds of lives. Tho word problem Is uscfl advisedly and in a thoroughly applicable sense. There is wide diversity of opinion as to how It can bo solved. There ero two principal divisions In tin camp? those In favor of the old levee system and those who advocate reservoirs t" hold back tho waters and the planting and conservation of forests that will prevent rapid running off of the rain? fall. Tho former uUvauco th# testi? mony; of ninny expert engineers that no other than the leveo remedy ]3 practi? cable. On tho other hand, the reser? voir and for:st champions cite the de? claration of equally expert engine-:? that levee protection has proved a faII uro for years, since it raises the flood height In proportion as It is extended. There arc other schemes under discus? sion, and meantime Congress is nslt'd to appropriate $SP,O00,000 for tue work of protection. That there Is urgent and vital de? mand for temporary work In that direc? tion cannot ho questioned. But It might be well for Congress to "go slow" before making any very largo appropriation for the cause. It has been suggested that before final solu? tion Is attempted a commission of the best river engineers of the country be appointed to study all rims that have been advocated and agitated and report thereon. Tho suggestion strikes us as: eminently wise. In IST.'i a commission reported In n general way on the subject, but since tlrsn engineering skill has made tre? mendous strides. It has solved prob? lems that would seem much more, dilll enlt than harnessing tho "Father of Waters" within his banks. Another suggestion is that tho prob? lem might possibly be worked out so as' not only to prevent thj river from car- ! rylng death and destruction, but to thej end also of providing power, by hy? draulic and electric agencies, un? dreamed of when the levee system was (I-vised. The possibility, r.i.v the probability, of tho latter achievement ! strikes us as an additional, another, most important reason, why Congress should "go slow" In tiie matter, and an ? < xpert commission should be consti? tuted for its guidance. Tiie auxiliary aohicvenvant in point. In solving the problem, would simply be In line with the nation's policy of Irrigating the barren lands of iho AVest and Northwest. While attainment of the main object would represent "con? servation" born of necessity en a tie mehdous scale, on a scale hardly less' vast the auxiliary feature would ep- j resent economic development, such as I Is embraced, in a sense, in reclamation] of our desert areas. I H Is perhaps now safe to wear a] straw hat, but In other directions it is' time for a wtise conservatism. j It seeni3 to bo somewhat easier to get Juries in Carroll county these days. The end of the teapot tempest baseball strike has proved one tiling conclusively. Baseball Is the national game, and It belongs to the people who support it. Botii ihugnntes and players arc of secondary Importance. What the puhllo wants is a game of absolute fairness and cleanness, free from all suspicion of trickery or rowdyism. Any sacrifice of these fine I l< ments will be avenged In the speedi? est manner by decreased gnte receipts. But If the public Is responsible for the gnme, it hns for that reason duties, and with tho patrons of the sport rests the real outcome of the strike. Thej , Should see to it that tiie players are1 protected from any unjust and per? sonal comment or persecution They should co-operate with Hie club own- j ers lo put down all attempts at play-1 er-btilting and bottle-throwing. The I club owneru run iisclpfiho any rough1 tactics by their teams, but with the spectators remains the enforcement of unwritten laws of pood sportsmanship. Don't forget that spring houseclcan-! Ing means "Swat the Fly." j it is perfectly pioper that ah am? phibious animal should have a name as hard to pronounce as "Hydroaero? plane." The woman who Is walking from New York to Chicago on fl Vegetable diet may get there, but so could n j cow. j Perhaps Mr. Taft believes Hie Buck j eye -State would more fittingly be called the Tilnrkeye Slate. The celeb'rators of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence at least rshow themselves unite Independent 6f history. Among other things. It Is time for somebody to advocate the recall ot the vest, On the Spur of the Moment By Roy K. Moulton Jim. We never counted much on Tim around the village, cuz , There wasn't no Kit up to him, his relatives all >vuz Jest sort o' .shamed t" peak about the way he loafed around, I We knew him as a la/A lout, who Jest laid on t'lie ground .And dreamed and dreamed the hours away. They couldn't make htm ?work. While Others drilled t n hours a day, Iiis stunts was Jest to shirk. Tho Villau,, folks look. I &a<vvii on htm in sort o' scornful style. Hocaus.. lie didn't have ii" vim. But Jim would only Bmlle, And keep on dreaming right along, preoccupied hlB air. I He'd listen t? the hi.-- ay's song and I stare and stare :?'! stare. , I to didn't mingle much, did Jim, but read an awvful 1 ' I The other boys got u] t 5 and earned six plunks a w< But Jim, ha wasn't sc-r-e alive, a sort of village freak. One day hi- got an ewvelopa from Washington, by lag! His breast niled with n sudden hope. Cccauso, you set. '.lie thing Contained a letter put nt lor a rapid flrln' gun That was supposed to ? tid a war when It was scaroo V gun. Ho sold his patent right away, and he's a millionaire. Our foremost citizen. >ve say, with civic prljlo to eiini". He rides around In ttos now, and loefs a lot, does Jim, nut all t le town folks allow, thsy'ro mighty proud of him. Some Household 1 nfelleltlcs. "Ton wrong jne, Hubert. I rwver oipon anybody's moll, yours especially, oxcoPt l>y mistake." "Where In blazes is my bnthrobe? i supposo you hava got It wrappod around that rutibir p'. in* out on the front porch again." "Huh, I suppose you think all I've got to do is to think up something to "at and hrlng It horn, with me. I've got other Idlings on my mind." "Take It from me. madam, the next tiime you burn up the pork chops while you are gossiping over tho telephoni, the telephone goes out." "Oh, thunder! Who has been open? ing a can with my razor again?" "Why in tunket don't women hook up tho front Instead of the back?" What's Their l.nnprungcT There art: some person* '.r. d'mand Whose language we can't understand. A little English now and then Should be adopted by these men. The umpire steps upon his throne, And In a Jargon all his cwn. Announces In about this way, The batteries who pl-,v to-day: '"Ladlesandgon,t?trh<lbaU?ries'.',orto-day'a ga m/a wSl ?b dSml t hand jo n easf o r Hog WW - lciwandBrowrrandG-roenforBlrdOitnter? l'HAYl'A?W?U" Tho fror.t door of th? railway car Hursts open with a ponderous Jar The brake man trills his Joyous lay In lfottentot or elso Malay. Or-Esperanto tongue. perhap.\ A lingo ladled out In scraps. A gem thai sounds a Jot like this, Po travelers won't gro nmlvt: 'VN'ex'-suit lou t hls-t r.ilnstopsis?? I-fjck'ryhol?l?1?1?1?erohnngecaratf or nl?1?1?1?1?tpoinm- ast??and we sit en 'thcd'ontK-ox-iforajidCCorth-irn. ! Twentymlnutea?s?sst'rfr'sfcments.'' ! Tlie barker In the dime musoe J A dapper little ger.t Is he. fie always wears a l'mg- frock coat. Ho Is a leoturer of nods; In vole* mysterious he speaks ?About the galaxy of freaks. His language Is ??-? gcraimbled that Yon enn't tell what he's driving at: \ "fjndles.gents.yourattontlOnlscailedtol thlaend of the ha?1?1?1?1?1? where Wctvaveoneexhlbl itlon Madam'selle IMaxdn whohfl nd ???>??? moslveh'snusrepti ?>i?lleswlthgreatestrasc, Thellbllulady Iwjvory 1 n t efHlgmnH'i nversatlonaills tanti haishenphl ? o-.ototgraphons.ile.-' 1 j Voice of the People | The Ascension of Christ. To tho Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch: | Sir. ?I read to-<lay your Interesting article on the "A ended Christ." How strange a thought t is that the most Important phenomena (or miracle, 'f you prefer) of ? Saviour's life on earth, His asccnsl a, is not attested by any one who -aw It. Matthew. John, .lntr.es. Peter and Jude, who according to Luke, saw it and wrote subsequently, sn nothing about it. V.i Luke, who did not see It, nnd who! probably never sav Jesus iTu-lst. gives in two places :i imstahtlal account ot u. Mark did ? : sec It, and Iiis] account, which ullt doubtful and! not in tiic oldest Oreok, nnd many other munuscrlpi < true, is derived from another. I su ipoao no thoughtful; Christinn doubti u-. fact of the as-1 uensiOn of out .- i'loiir to heaven, and probably acocpi . >. Luke's account.! but, I have ..ft. i ? struck with tho taci that though q resurrection is' fully attested b> ? witnesses, the a3 censlon, which .<... irahsccndS in glory' ami Importance in s the rcsuV'roctlou, | is left to I,.- told by one who derives it rrom btlyers, Im vor well it may bo iiutiieiiti.il/e-i Slttl ? in the plhyhottso ,it Ober Ammi . wo years ago and! wnlchilig ?.human attempts I m depict that - is scene, T thought what mu?: hn'vi en the reality of j the actual 0.CC11 i : and so thinking, am not surprised ,at Hie |lttl<- band i of eleven d sol went forth to Abe Martin DOIl't yon I, ; good,'WhCJi >'OI> B'1 out ?>' a sttin where yen nearly bought sor.iethii constable Pluni asked '.em Spain what stoics ho wir/, in when hu trn . |. ,l with n circus, nn ..cm si.id: "ii..v. .. i know? We trav? eled at night," I-___ SPRING SCENE IN A COLLEGE TOWN. Just Before Graduation Day. I _By John T. McCutcheon. ! evangelize the world with a courage horn not of Mesh and Moud. Peter, in one of his eplstlos, written thirty years or more after the ascension, alludes to tho ravt that Christ i* at the right hand of God, probably just us we would say of a dear, long-dead friend that he or mIiq la. In heaven, but, hsj I said before, no one who witnessed It alludes to the ascension to heaven, or relates qhy of the trcuinsiar.ee*. How strange! P. J, WHITE; Richmond, The Wreck!ur of the Titanic, ,Oiie bright, calm night In April, i tar in the middle, Atlantic. A ship went to the ocean's bottom, It was the "Glum Titanic." j She set sail five days before, 1 With a load of human freight. Determined t>> reach a distant Unrbnr, I I Not one minute too late. Th. captain was given ciders Before he left the pert To break the speed record, I Running the largest ship afloat. So when she set sail for America. 1 The hand's music filled,, the air. There was no thought of da niter. And gladness re'gncd everywhere, I But before the voyage was ended. On that calm, April night. The ship of giant power A mighty iceberg did strike. The captain and the olllccrs To the decks did rush. Finding then; a gapThg wound. Where the mountain of ice did crush. The passengers all became alarmed At the actions of the crew; "To the lifeboats:" said the captain. Then their fate they knew. But the llfoboatr were Insufficient To take care pf those aboard. And the ship went down to the ocean's bottom. Carrying with her that precious load. Those who lived to ten Of the great Titanic wreck. Told of those noble heroes Who died upon that icy deck. Of how they left tholr loved ones, To give a more timid one a pine*. While at that breathless moment. Death staled them all in the face. Tlie band bad changed Its mu?'c. When the ship went bpneath the sea. From tlanco tunes and waltsca, I To 'Nearer. My God. to Thee." its notes were trust-inspiring To those who must lose their life: it taught them to die like heroes ' j In a sea battle of strife. And now she sleeps beneath the Oil lows < if the mighty sea; sin- will ever be remembered As we sing. "Nearer. My God. to Thee." Pence be to timse who died .S;.,l went to a watery grave: They gave their lives as they should, Some other soul to save. Prom ihc sinking of ibis great ship. We learn a lesson precious. That too many lives are lost while seeking earthly pleasures. The shipbuilders In after years. Before their ships set sail, will in them with nil things necessary To withstand the stormy gale. In the building of that groat ship, Man almost defied Iiis Maker: Said she vr.n unslnkable. Ami that no wave could shake her. Bill with one move of Ills might) hand, II,. put the giant ship to sleep By sending her downward sailing. : "To the bottom of the deep. There shall be her resting place. Till the ludgmeni unlocks the tomb; Wh.n some shall receive eternal re? ward. -"? And others their j}*%n?\iTiNmjR< Pelham, SC. C Xoti Sequilar. To the RdUor or The Times-Di?pa Ich! The Insane son of a braVfl Confederate Virginia soldier has been done to death In Massachusetts, Won? der what would have haphened hud he been the insane son of n J.Iassachu 5elis soldier? UNION VETERAN, v JN'ew. ?oik, QUERIES ?Sc ANSWERS Kqunl Suffrage. Is Mill Mary Johnston tho leader, In woman's RUtTrngo In Virginia? Who was tltt) first woman !u Virginia to advocate ?:<iuai suffrage? MRS. J. b. hill Miss Johnston 1? of great promt I n< nee nnd Influence and value in tho Equal Suffrage League In Virginia. I Tho president of the league is Mrs. I Ii ii. Valentine, who is, of ceurso, "the leader," and this lady, and Miss Ellen Glasgow arc- among the earliest public advocates of equal auffange in! I tills State. It is likely that the honor of being the first may not with cor j lalnty be conferred on any one. William Green, 1.1.. D. 1'lease Inform mo " here and when tin- distinguished lawyer William Green was born and where he was eel uca t. <l ? RKJ1IMi IN l>. Frcderlcksburg, November 10, 1806. At the schools of Mr. Uoolrlck, in t-'rcderlcksburrft and John Lewis, in tii.- uppor part of f?pots\lvnnla county, Mangotlcn, near Waller's Tavern, or I.-.-wm's Store, or LewlstOn. ; I Irulnln History. I Who Is the. first person with the title Governor of Virginia? What was tin- date of the marrlnge of Poca hontas? e. ix Morrison. Lord Delaware. April 5, 1612. ? inti > nbnrg. Please give the names of the oflT crs Commanding under Picket? In tiie olaarge at (ictty?Mirg, and .statj n'ltothijr they ,were all Virginian*. M. A. IIOLLOWA V. Brlgadier-Oenera) James Lawsoh Kemper (born Madison county. Va.); Brigadier-General Richard Brooke Gar nr-tt (born Essex county. Va. ?: Briga? dier-General Lewis Addison Armistend (bom Xenvfb in, N. C.) General Armi SKead's fat'her was n V'rglrtian, his mother, Elizabeth, daughter ?r lion. J. A. Stanley, a North Carolinian. Soncrby's notnny. AVI 11 5 "ii give the date of publication of Kqwerby's English Botany, and t?dl nie where and at what price i may get it? D. ?1. itoivr. The s- v>n volumes were published from lRfi.t to 1S6T. It brings about (30. Healer's address will i>r sent w i i j, stamped and addressed drivelc/ps is received from you. Parson Brnwnlotr. Please inform me wher>? and when Parson Brown low. the nntislnvery ugi tator, was imrn, what his full name was, and what was his occupation. T. M AVythi- county. Va., August -?, 1S?>3. William Hi.i way Brown low, Metho? dist preacher and editor. Publishing. i hOV.i setst to several (inns the rminuscripii for a llttl'i book, and one Or two lltlVe written several times to Indite; me to pay In advance for got. tin?: the work out. Ho all publishing houses demand that authors pay the ??otits of publishing? M. S. The contracts between publishers nnd authors are of of ry imaginable sort. The better publishers will not rout their imprint upon a book if they do not think well of It. and, In gen orwl, it Is not too much to say that Urs*-rate Arms Ilka Hodd, Mead. Har? pers. Scrlbners, Hou.bleday-'J'age, etc., publish'no books .exci.pt at their own expense, and pay royalty to writers. There are som ? so-called puihiishers who will eiv-oin-ige "very sender of a MK to have it printed. Thesis peo? ple declare that there |s a great fu? ture bofo-ra every wiitei- who corre? sponds with them; that they have wonderful and iiiysC rious convmand of the, "market" and can?on 'th(. receipt <if several times the commercial value of th? work to bo dune,?iprlnt. ty-Wl sell an <normous edition of any thing. There ntv, rlnn3 in this conn try whos? name on the tltlo I ago of n ibook would virtually destroy jia chanties of success, because they art known to all w.-.o know books an per? sons who ha/ve r.ev*r published any? thing worth white, to whom r.'ibody ever ofTors anything tir.tll it has been declined by all the better firms. If you will show your work to some friend who knows or can l?arn the prlc. s of bnok-makir.tr and corrcpare the figure, he can got for you from son-.-; good firm of printer* find binders with the prices your correspond-inns hnv* quoted for fretting out your book, you can then sec '?t yoiirseW how much ovct charge they are making. Aa to the ?v rtalnty" of lariro Bales hold out to induce you to contract for th?> work, soy p) your correspondent* that they know far more of suoh things thsn you, and suggest that they take your rlik by srtv<in~!ng the cost and reap part of your profits from rhonn sales which they consider so "certain." You will be pleased with the ludicrous c-lerlty with which the correspon? dence will term'.naite. nndrhnll nnd Ilnmptoii Roads. Will you give date of the Temple <*up basefbfcll plnv in Ha-ltlmor1", and o the frecs'.ng of Jlamtvtoh T?m<-:.?? W. A. MOOItMAN". AVe shall ha.ve to ae'k some reader to furnlSh the first date. The last Is 1S5T. Orchestra. AVII1 you give me the r.ame of th*. director of the NVw York Symphony Or-hrstra? A. A. MOON'. Joseph Strftnsky. Prr-ldenMnl Term*. Mow many terms may a PrVsidoflt of the Tfnlted States serve? v. w. Ko^rerysKT. ?lust as many as the people will oleflt him for. TWere is r.o law on the suh Ject. Forty-Two Years Ago in n bank, when ac? companied l>y strength ami experience and by large Cap? ital. Surplus and Resources, is the best assurance of un? questioned stability. Throughout the forty-two years of its existence this in? stitution lias shown a con? sistent growth in all these elements, and to-day ii lias Capital and Surplus of over Sl.oOO,(X)0.00, while its Re? source.-, exceed So,500,0.10.00. Checking accounts arc re? ceived in any amount, and ,i per cenl. txi'iipound inter? nst paid un savings. ,