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Couth Richmond.1020 Hull Strati. Ceters'jurg Bureau....10} N. Sycauiort strett Lynchburg Hj.-? i.115 Eighth Strati BT MAU. Oat 6lx Threo Ont POSTAGE PAID Ttar. Mos. Mos. Mo. Dally with L ..in-/.14-00 ??.00 II? .to Daily without Sunday_4.00 t-?0 LOO .? Sunday ttltlOD only.J.CO 1 00 .60 2 Weekly (Wodnosday).1.00 .to .si ... By Tlinea-Dlapatch CarrHr Dellrrry Scr rice In Richmond tand iuburbs) and Pa lerfburg- One Week Dally with Sunday.^16 cema Dally without Sunday. 10 cents bu:..:??>? only. 6 CMtl Entered January 77, IKS, at Richmond. Vo.. at secon .-class matter under act o! < c: c:i II rf March S. 1S7S. *" SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1812. TUB HOME VISITATION. "To visit every home, give* a printed invitation to all tho people, inviting them to attend a Sunday school, church or synagogue of their choice, und se? cure a record of tho church preference of every individual, to be given to the pSKtor, prlefct. rabbi or organization preferred." This 1b the object of UTS homo visitation to be held In Richmond ne\t Tuesday afternoon. Already the doep and vital religions spirit of tho i community has been stirred ?? never j .before. Klchmond has done something ' , no other city In which this movement I his been, ?curried out has ever done. On tiie first cnll tho -l.OOo workers who j , were needed to take tho census in two hours offered. themselves. Tho number i , of those who wore anxious to give their i .services was so groat that the churches (wers filled to overflowing and many j unable to volunteer. This Is an Inspir? ing evidence of tho reality of our rell - gious lifo. N: \vthe committee is eager to enlist enough workers to permit the enumer? ation to he takon in a MukIo hour. rArrangemcnts have been mndo where? by every one who desires can secure! ,the leisure to aid. anil the opportunity Is waiting for men and women to help themselves i>y taking part. If S,000 I persons are .unlisted, this city will net ' nn unparalleled example of broad rell-! glous life. It will mean that over 6 per cent, oi the -whole population is I ready to labor for tho uplifting of our spiritual life. is it not possible for Richmond to seizo this opportunity to snow the entire country how fast her ideals are rooted in * deep and prac? tical faith? The impressive spectnrte of all creeds Joining hnnds In a slnclo effort fori fln;.r living Is In Itself n rnuso fori pride. The results of tnts moment of heart-searching and Invitation will hej far-reaching.. It 1? n practical attempt to find out what can be done to make, the soul of the city waken to eternal needs. "TUB A YMS II Wi: IT." The great need of constructive po? litical leadership In Virginia nowhere hjis hern more clearly demonstrated than at tho recent State iMinocrntlc Convention In Norfolk. No State Issues of any Importance were pnsscd upon, and only n few rlr.nlim resolutions con? cerning national questions were adopt? ed. There, was no talk of those econ? omic nnd snclnl reforms which are so necessary t.> the progress of Virginia, 'yet such reforms must ho achieved through tho usual political channels. >Tho function of the convention In map 'Jilr.).- out tjjo. }ff*iy sftid blazing the trnll !ls Kfenter than ? that of the Uoncrnl (Assembly, and Its responsibility' of 'equal dignity. Tho convention should ?be tho mere representative body bo 'OttiiSfl of its (.'renter si;-.o; In It the [people .ire represented almost eight '?times ns much a? in the Legislature. Tet 1 nthls quadrennial council of the Jperr.c.craoy nothing waa snlrt about the !a!>c!ltion of the fee system, the need tfor tax reform nnd similar matters Ibf growing concern. Despite the ^cn 'eral demand for adequate primary |lWF, the whole matter was referred ? to the Central Committee which was 'equivalent to postponing the issue an other four ycari. .; H Th? faction In power In any legis? lative tody always uses, to a certain t?cgrec, the steam-roller method <.f carrying on business, but thnt method ?was too crnshlngly employed at Nor? folk. Any Democrat Is entitled to be 9iearfl In o Itr-mocratie convention, and itr.e, :nenr.cr In which the hirelings and j free, iunehrrs of Norfolk, with no' o(!l- | lelsl connection with the convention. inQught to boot down certain delegate! isjrho wore trying to speak was dls- j igraccfnl to Norfolk and t<> the Demo? cratic party. The proceedings nt times wero characterized by complete dis? order and confusion, anil few- speakers tr.f re were wlioso every sentence was .not punctuated by questions and i< marks of a most disconcerting char? acter. The whole conduct of the , ,.: Vcntlon did not tend to create that deliberate and conciliating discussion Which i- so essential lo linrmonlbus COricl . Ion. S-.ti 0 delegates went nw.'iy svore ?? \ faction In control, whefi their feelings would have been inolll ? fl'.d and their oeslre? met by a chance to say something. There was somo thlr.g to co end I;, 'be course <>t a irr?.y-l.;. delegate who fought con? stant'y ' urs recognition by the chalrmr.r ai 1 finally succeeded, only ?to disci. u, , perfectly rightful fprivilege ? . fitary procedure? to know ? lUcstlon is that Is jalmut td be ' With the tceptlon of the Wilson men, the del' ? ?? elves'did; not seem to have '. finite opinion as to whom the I hould nomi? nate, for the pfei. ? They unqucs ttonably thought til uer politics to let the national cVnvi ,tlon do the de? ciding, wU)t thoV... experienced 1 1 counsel und with the action of the Re? publican convention bofore It. In fact, the attitude of the dele? gates BS to all mntters was voiced in tho constant shouting of "Tho ayes , have It.'" from all ports of the hall ' Just when the clerk was beginning to l ead a resolution or when something | else was up. 1'bc ayes certainly had j it, tho ayes that so potently ordered tho previous question. The goncrul idea appeared to be that everything was cut and dried, and that the sooner j the con volition was over the better, j Such apathy la a characteristic of con- ' j vontlous In Stales like ours-, where ; I the people are not thinking for them- j selves and arc content to let their j thinking be done for them. The people ? will ii"t take the Initiative In agi? tating the discussion and settlement of I their great economic, Social und gov? ernmental questions, and the India-, !tl\o cm only be taken by advanced j and constructive lenders. The good! 'of the people of a whole State should not be postponed for reasons of politl- ? eal expediency. Constructive leader- j ship Is spreading, and the people uro j beginning to demand state leaders like Harmon, of Ohio, who has Initiated so many beneficent State policies and \ carried tlicin out for the common good of i the 1 'hin people. The party convention in j Virginia Is not what It could be. but the drift of things does not negative, the hope that it will hereafter recog- j nlze its responsibility to the people and give th? in advanced leadership. S i 11.1, THE BEST SELLER. T!ic ninety-sixth annual report of the I board ol managers of the American Blblo Society, Just published, shows that tho Bible continues to be the "bcsr s?ller, the Indispensable book." The total Issues for the year at home nn'l abroad were 3,631.201 volumes, consist-'j Ing of 430,0?S complete Bibles. 670,72S j Testnments nnd 2,590,37.*> portions of the Scriptures. In each there was n j marked advance ov?r the Issues of any year In the previous history of tlia : society. The totnl Issues of the society for the ninety-six years of Its existence j amount to 91,219,100 volumes. Of the output for th'i year covered by the ro-] port, 1,S3",356 volumes were the pro? duct of the Bible house In New York., and 1,863,$45 of the society's agencies ( abroad, these latter Issues being print- i ed on mission nnd other presses In Syria, Turkey, China, Slam and Japan, j The specific Increase In Issues during I tho ninety-sixth year Is 179 volumes over the total for the ninety-hfth year. Under the heading "Translations and Revisions," the managers list transla? tions or revisions In several Philippine dialects and In Kurdish. Chinese, Sln mese and Zulu. l-'roni all ugcnclus gratifying progress In the work ol distribution Is report sd. Ill this connection It may be notcl as an Interesting coincidence thnt to the numerous translations of what Tainc In his "History of BngBsh Liter? ature" pronounced the most widely read book Jn English, after the Bible. Is to be added one In the Uganda languag ?. That book Is the "Pilgrim's Progress." The Religious Tract Society now has the translation in press. Of further Interest In tills connection, as Illustrat? ing how "Bunynn's Immortal produc? tion," lilrj the Bible, takes an excep? tional hold upon the minds and hearts of the classes. Is the fact recalled re? cently by a contemporary that all the early editions of the book were evi? dently Intended for the humbler i Igsscs?the cottage and the servants hall. The paper, the plates and the print? ing of those tdltions were all of tno chcapesi and meanest description. Now "Pilgrim's Progress" Is a religious < 1ns :;l It affords, as one contemporary Strikingly a'nd truthfully remarks, "the | only instance perhaps in which the1 educated minority has come to the' opinion of tlie uneducated or comni"n people." In a s^nso It Is also perhaps, the*mos( potent ancillary of the Bible among high nnd low. -, j I'XIVRltSiTY STI'nY OP XKG1IO. I The great universities of the country I arc more and more coming to recognize their duties In training men for hand-j ling Uio complex social problems of our] times. With the new Ideal of helping ! Mir whole people, they have begun to | lay heavy stress upon the practical; study of Industrial, economic and gov? ernmental questions. To abstract learning and culture they are adding Instruction in service. An Interesting manifestation of this spirit has been' the earnest study of (ho negro problem ' by student groups at the University of | Virginia during the session Just clns Ing. [ The wh?le question was dl vlded into patts, and. under leaders, Ismail groups of students Investigated j individually and carefully the pnrtle | ular aspect entrusted It? them. Trie fields covered had to do with the fol? lowing phases of negro life: to? eco? nomic, the health arid housing prob? lem, the negro and the law. the negro and polities, the moral and reilglbus I life of the race, the education of the negro. Kacli student enrolled in the courses prepared reports giving the results ..til conclusions of his Individ j mil Investigations, Them, reports were discussed and standardized and will l?| j Incorporate^ as ehnpiers of t book 10 be p?ta|fshi i ?< i isiiit of the Work, Iii ndtiitlon, lectures by prominent out? side Invcstlg?tors were delivered to the groups Next y-.-ir the work -Alii he. curried on even more extensively, .-.r.-i a thesis will he written >>y the si 'dent holder of ii-.< MieVps-Stoke? scholar? ship; The jlhttortanee and value of this Sil? deavor to Assist In solving the race problem cannot r.* overestimated, it rhows a praiseworthy Intention <>n the part of trie1 y<ing generation to lay Ms Jiand to the plow anil help the Houth. 0.L KhoultA.t>rov? a, lasting ie.-.*:w. both. to the Investigators and to the. colored race. It Is a practical answer to tho demnnd from other sections that wo do something to lenm the needs and give wise guldnnco to tho negro race. the good Roads problem. The good roads problem In tho South hns censed to bo a matter of showing the need for good roads ?nd become o. matter of educating peoplo In tho pub? lic spirit of co-operation that ulono ran produce results. The problem has become one of how to work out the details nnd raise the money nnd build the roads. A searching and broad minded analysis of this question Is contributed to the May Issue <>f "South? ern Good Roads" by Professor Charles j Strahan, of the University of Qeorgla.! "The knowledge of human selfish? ness, the distance of the goal when all roads shall be good, the manifold doubts r.s to effective organization and personnel, upon which so much depend, are the things that stagger. Not .-no man In n thousand denies the Immense value of good roads. Tlie publla docs not need the elaborate statistics of traffic losses duo to had highways nor; the still more serious deprivation of school and church, and social privi? leges involved to convince them of tho wisdom of good roads. Kv.rv farmer can give from his own exporlcnc? un answerable arguments, and every city] man will applaud to the echo. So favj ns the doctrine of good roads is co > corned, the fight Is virtually won. The] feasibility of ever obtaining gcodi ronds without bankruptcy, and or maintaining them when once built, are Din points upon whlcn the public's doubt has not yet been remove V ' The author then points out what! nre (he practical difficulties In the j way <?f advancement. ?First, are pettV I grievances by individuals who will not permit of changed roadway with? out condemnation proceedings, who want three price? for a right of way. who raise a great outcry If their property suffers trivial damages, or the whole work Is not centralized where they aro Interested. Apparent? ly the people are not willing to sac? rifice nnythlng, even In the light of lncronsed land values. This personal selfishness Is a big factor handicap? ping Southern roads. The second difficulty Is the miscon? ception of how the county money Is 1 to be spent. Every citizen looks upon! himself as a stockholder of a COrPOr ntion and expects a pro-rata shale of lilvldends from the taxes paid. There-' fore everybody wants the roads of hlsj neighborhood improved at once. Yet; the very nature of road-hullolng re-,' quires the concentration of effort and; money on limited stretches for the time helng. The dissipation of funds; nil over the county results In an ultl-j mate waste. A third danger lies In the belief that good roads are easy to build. The' construction Is Intrusted to those \vho| have no especial training for the work.j and who are often hampered by p"or i labor and need of machinery. Much of the work tn the South is likely to] prove unsatisfactory for the lack ot| ski lied engineering advice, and muc'i; of the opposition to road-building is due to the pRst experience with poor roads built at a high cost through failure to secure technical supervi? sion. Among causes favoring the extension] of good roads, Professor Strahan em? phasizes the value of every mile of first-class road built ns a concrete ob-1 Jcct lesson and model, and the lliflu-| encc of the automobile. In r-plte of the violent objection in sortie quarters to the automobile, its final effect Is to open the eyes of the rural dweller to the possibilities of better means of communication for hlmaeif. The rural mall route has Served the snme end. Hut most Important of all agencies ? t work In the South has been the spread of the spirit of co-operation nnd mutual helpfulness between the towns and the country districts Tile cities learn the worth of co-operative effort llrst. and by extending aid to outlying districts picas the lesson home. This counteracts the individual? istic nnd selfish tendency of the .rural I population and at bottom forms the I chief reason f<,r hope that the problem I will soon he solved by the union or I all elements of the population for eh lightened co-operation for the lasting! good of all. I MA.VS TRITE TREASURE IN CJOIJ. [Selected for The Times-Dispatch. 1 "The Lord Is the portion of mine In? heritance Htiii of my cup: Thou main t Ines) mv lot. The lines nre fallen unto rne In pleasant places; yen I have u goodly herllngc."--I'salm xvl. G, >'>. In tlie law which created the priest? hood in Israel, we rend that "the Lord Spike unto Aaron. Thou shnlt have no inheritance In their land, neither shall thou have any part among them. I nm thy part and thine Inheritance among tho children of Israel."?Num. xvill. 20. Mere Is evidently an allusion lb our text with Its remark;.!, le provision. The Psalmlsi feels u,nt In the deep,.-) I sense he has no possessions upon earth,' i.'ii Ood is the treasure hi- seeks to] gain In a rapture of devotion. Tin priest's duty Is Iiis choice. Ho will! ' walk l?y fnlth and not by sight" All Christians nre, in a meaaiire, priests,! and the very e?senc?) and Innerntost secret of religion in that when 't real l> comes Into our lives, the heart turns away from earthly things ?.? ti.e eg-1 I sentlal ones and long? to accept God nit' Ills aUprQtliO good, "The Lord Is th? portion of mine Inheritance and of tr.y clip." Thesij words portion and In* herltahce are substantially synony moo*, and thor'efore we have ih<> Him-, pie statement- -"The Lord Is rny por? tion." ? - ? V, how'do we po'ner.s God? Tim h ghett f'.rm of possession Is. wh'n th??i ;.?.*?. poasessad minister.to our beat emotions', to o?jr moral srid 'nteii?,r-: ' iAl growth. Then v.* kricw them and j held communion with them. Through [sympathy, knowledge, lotoreoursa and] ,ove tr.er, [I'lffum men, and not o'her !'/.l?e do they p'/??< ?b God. f|U';h own-l 1 < rship from Its v*ry nature must b?i li'.clprocjy. Ar*d r.>, A<r*> read. In, thej ! HI bio with equal frequency: Tho L,ord Ij the "Inheritance of Ills people." and j Hie people nro "the Inheritance of tbje Lord." Whosoover loves Ood possesses Hin? In his life. There Is deep and ' blessed mystery Involved In tills won Iderful prerogative, thai the loving ana believing heart has Ood for Its pos j session and Indwelling guest Clod Is (ours In tho meaaure In which our thoughts and hearts are occupier! with j Him and with a desire to do His will. Therefore let ?is nsli ourselves some plain questions. Do we ever think] about Cod.' There ll only one way of: getting Ood for our own, and that isl by bringing Him into our lives by fre-| quont mediation upon ills life as! manifested In Ills Blessed Son and uu-J on the truths that we know about Him. This will enable us t-> keep a lirm holdj of Him. Men and women go from! Monday morning to Saturday night I never thinking of the God w ho is cloth-j lng, feeding and cnrnis for them until for their loved ones Then Sunday I comes, and for some there la a per? functory church observance, but fori many not even that. How then, can we J expect to love and possess ?Jod if we' never draw near to Him except under some extreme circumstance of joy or sorrow. It is true of relation as of our enrthly ties that If wo do not live for. love and do lor those that should be near us, wo ?""Ii hud them drifting from us and we lose that which we might have l ? ssossed. Some? times acts of renunclatl n are neces? sary, even as the Levlli 8 example Inj our text. To put it In plain words.' thcro must be a giving up of the ma-1 tcrlal at times, an emptying of our hearts of earthly things so that tho Civlna and heavenly may possess | thorn. The only thing that Is worth calling ours In this regard Is a love of Ood that so brings Him Into our lifo as to pass Into it and saturate It llko dye In cloth, and this Is how God wishes to give Himself to us, so that no earth? ly power can tnke Him ' '.it ??' our souls. Ho who dwells In God and God In him lives ns In the Inmost keep and citadel. The noise of battle may ronr around I the walls, but deep silence and peace are Within. This then is why It is so essential for us to possess God, and noj man who lakes the wor d for his por- j lion ever said "the lines are fallen to m>. in pleasant places." The one true, pure, abiding Joy Is] to hold fellowship >.lth God and to| live In His love. The secret of all our unrest Is the going out after earthly things. The secret of satisfied repose, la tu set our affections thoroughly on God. Through Christ the Son wc may become heirs of God. lie that hath thu Son hulh the Father, and If wo Only take the Lord for "the portion of our cup" we shall never thirst. The presidential campaign is reach-1 tug the button stag..-. But the button] makers are still lit doubt as to whoj wants the button. They are waiting to lind out what kind of button-holing, the American people really desire. Already scores of designs have beenj put in circulation. The two most strlk- | ij-.g are th'p.: worked out on the "Hound Hog' and the "Hat in the Ring" slogan.-:. A Montana man has! sugg. .-ted a glass cover with an im-; ported Central American lightning bug inside of It for President Taft. His ! theory seems to be that only nn lm- ' I ported lightning bug would help to I dissipate the gloom for the late Mr. I Tnft. A favorite emblem already on I the market Is a white celluloid disc j with only the initials "T. R." ! on it. This Is the logical choice for ! tho Rooseveltllca Nothing could pos? sibly better represent ihc. sublime egotism mid Imperial utnbltlons of the Strenuous Cine The only alternative that would strlk- his fnncy would bo ] the out and out assumption of dicta? torship In the Blmplo insignia "U. S.," with tho added motto, ungrammatlcal, but truth-telling, " It is me." I We trust t: ? ical graduates arc 'going in for life-work. The Society Clri bus Us hat In the ring. "Go oh, kid," ;,n irreverent mem boi ot the S'^l 'r. convention, when! I,afe Pence, the i tamp Clark ?peaksr.] spoke f stopping surely the Defrio crata eVerywher, are Just kidding! when they ta!k ot ''hamp for the pres? idential nomination. Ananias Brown 'mo or in; national convention delegates elected to go Chicago, The Colonel will set him |X| he doh'l Walch out, A Cincinnati zoo keeper has dlscov ercd that monkey! like toddy, but if lie Is wlsj he m Ii not talk about It oh his Southern tilps. Bt'SINf.SS HKKVB GOOD. i a Watchman <>n the ] ..-..crlly President. K, M, Thorp, tin industrial and coinmor-1 Clal writei foi ? iiiilo Stale Journal, ex presses mesa optimistic views: I'm man wrtto : osoh President uf Ihe i nlteil i tati .,ir, whether beSrlni the brand er progressive or not and regard less of party, will have the good fortune to 0? a prospcril.ve. This (a the ton ?Snaui ??; nl i>? foremost llnoncl.il orlties n ? miry. The great com inerclal Iruck i nation Is now held In ' mir? ol ltlca.1 campaign mud rood, while ultural, financial and Industrial horses i>ulllng steadily for | the wide n u ilssbwajr of oflcr-el lion lime. K"ui rospeela were never Ightei lays ? server of agricultural lltlona, |ni prognosticates and .1! ntid general com .htm?, condition Joirlng the past year ? . 11JI lit distillation of lh? iters ? .reo to the end that have gone up In vapor. litielness. eond ., hy the reports of " ? *"? ' 1 ? ? des, are shown to he settling It .undatlon upon which of productive growth ? oulMea Increases are common In "' ' statements of railroads, public concerns. The grave 'l"e?l in of I ? ? r. ems to be adequate ? '-Hints fi . ,h? increasing trade. U I* ?etil the railroads will have for Ihls purpose alone -.ears. The foremost "?? '? ol . ??Hon nro looHln? ? . the not-far-dlsiant ' ?' '? thi present facilities will have ''? ' ? 'iiKle-iraok road will bo "/"<"' <??- doublo-tracked ro-od, ?eriu be ;our,-traoiic(i,'i - ... ' THE SILVER LINING TO THE CLOUD (Copyright, 1012, by John T. McCutcho on.) , , ^""J""? ?"*K,"lnr flrTlnK <? commie hl? friend). ?The Ohio reiralt I? a great compliment to too. Mr. Presi? dent. The Hinte liken you i?o well thnt Ihey iront you <o live at home." LORD COMBERMERE IS NOW IN NEW YORK c Fourth Viscount of His Line, and Owner of Vast Estates. IIV I.A MARQUISE !>E FOXTEXOV. L(Uil> CuMREItMEHE. who is .stay-j ltig in Now York at the Belmum* Hotel. 1? the fourth viscount of! his lino, twenty-rlvc yearn of agc.l unmarriod, owns about li.ooo Shrop-| shlrc acres, and mnkrs his homo all Chaseley House, Rug-aley, having rented hin chief seat, Combermefe Abbey, to! Catherine, dowager Ducheas of \\ cst mlnstcr. Founded by Cistercian mor.ks In the yenr 11.30, the abbey secularized by Henry VI II., and converted to resl-l dential purposes, is me, ??/ the places that realize the Ideal of u "stately home of England," with "Dewy pastures, dewy tries, ah things m neatness and In brdcr ?tored, A haunt of ancient peace." Surrounded by nn Integral tract of some 6,000 acres, it stands oh high ground, overlooking it lovely lake, about two mllis long. Which lit con tamed within tha limits "f ,i thousand acre park, whose Splendid timber III great put dates back to the days of, the monks, before the upheaval caused; by the iRoformatlout, The refteetory i of tha old Cistercians is now the libra? ry^ appropriately decorated with a pjancl portrait of Henry VI II. and Anne Bolcyn. The carved woodwork through? out the Interior is celebrated, and the aspect of the whole place Is roman? tic and beautiful enough to sug? gest, as an almost necessary ad? junct, the diaphanous presence of a r?mlly ghost. Of ihe.se Intangibilities there are several well authenticated! examples, monk-like and otherwise, but they have haver made trouble be? tween the landlord and his tenants, I the most noted of whom was the beau? tiful and ill-fated Empress of Aus trlH, who passed several hunting sea? sons there. The Int.-? Viscount Combermerc, father tut the present lord, was but little seen In society, in consequence] of the ostracism to which Ins wife) was subjected by the great world in) London and by the county families In] Cheshire. A sister of Sir George Chel-I wyhd, who quitted the Jockey Club as the result of charges brought against his stable by the Earl of Durham, she] was first married to a air. Pooie, of| Marbury I fall, from whom she eloped | toward the end of the soventUa with tin- lata Viscount, then the Hon. Robert Stapleton cotton. The flight of the couple caused n great sensation and resulted In a sen? sational divorce suit. For Mr. Staple ton Cotton's wife also made this the cause for a suit for divorce, while Mrs. Pool,-'s husband lost no time In following Mrs. Stapleton Cotton's vx n in pie. The consequence was that both Mr. Stapleton Cotton and Mrs. Foole were dei lared liberated from their re? spective matrimonial bonds by a decree of the divorce court, taking advantage of which, they wer<j immediately united in marriage. The present viscount is not so well off as his immediate predecessors, since the hereditary pension of 115,000 a year granted to the first BarOh and viscount Combormore, for his distin? guished services in the Napoleonic Wars, expired in the last generation. The titular distinctions of the family antedate the nineteenth century, how? ever, a baronetcy having been granted in 1677. The first peer was the cele? brated Field Marshal Sir Staple'/.n Cotton, G. C. B., a favorite lieutenant ..f Wellington in the Peninsula, and afterwards Governor of Barbados, and commandcr-ln-chlef in India. It is difficult to describe the sensa? tion that lias baen created throughout the Austrian Empire by the action of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, in re? moving from the principal military command of the metropolitan district. Archduke Francis Snlvator, the hus? band of Emperor Francis Joseph's youngest daughter. Archduchess Marie Valerie. Tha latter, with her husband and her children, hits always made her home with the aged Emperor, slnco the dcatli of his consort, Empress Ellxa beth, fourteen years ago, und tb?rc me no members of ibo reigning houso Wild occupy so warm a placo In his heart as the archduchess and her fam? ily. She hns been tha lender of '.he party nt court which is opposed to the* Duchess of Hohenberg, and has more bitterly resented than nny one else the over-increasing presumption of jhls morganatic wife of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. The Emperor, who, alnsl Is now very feeble, reports to the con? trary notwithstanding?, has surrendered the command of the army, as tVSll as tho reins of government. almost wholly to Francis Ferdinand, ns heir appAr'ent, and this prince would scarce? ly have dnred to deprive Francis Sai vator of his military command, on the nllegad grounds Of Inefficiency, had not tho conflict botwonn the Duchess of Hohenberg and Archduchess Mnrlo Valerie reached n terribly ncute stngo. Among tha most -welcome of the mnnv foreign visitors to those, shores In the near future will be the well Jtnow'n Baroness- Bertha von Snttnor. whoso coming should lie hailed with pleasure not only for her own sake, but for the mesjago of which sho is tho bearer. She received a rousing AejaftroCC froj$^%.4^3t?S& cpi,on2#in Vlotina, taking the opportunity, a United States retired naval officer tie. nig present, to allude to the noble part pinvf.,1 by the American Navy in as? sisting the sutTerers at Manila, declar? ing tlint the htSt purpose to which a fleet could V..' put was to pattol the sens and give assistance to tho dis t reased From this It will be seen that Barotl caa von Suttner is not coming her? as a Suffragette, but simply in the inter? ests of peace, a pardonable pbje i In !L womanly woman. For she is the president of the Austrian Peace So? ciety, and has written several works lieu ting upon the subject <,f ti,e aboli? tion of war. One of her novels, "Die Waffen Nieder" day down your arms) secured for Ifr the award of the Nobel prize in 1500. She wrote a sequel to this book, entitled "Martha's Kinder." Among other works of hers may also be mentioned the following: "Tlva in? ventory of a Soul," "Schach der Qua), ' "Briefe an einem Totem,'' and ".Mem? oiren." it is announced that she will give a serl.-s i?f lectures all on the object of arbitration arid the avoid? ance of. armed conflicts between na? tions, as a relic of barbar?tin arid un worth-,- of an enllghfT'-! nj/e. Tin- baroness, who was born a Coun? tess von Klnsky, and therefore be? longs to one of the best known of the Austrian noble hdUsct, was, while still a girl, engaged to a Prinze Witt? genstein, who fell In bait!.-. This sad event appears (o have made an It. i< li blc impression upon Her riind en I to have colored her whole life, tvliir'n She has earnestly daVOted to 'he cause of peace. Some years after the death of lier fiance she was married to Huron Gundacar von Suttner, who "shared all her vlow.i," and wir.h whom she consequently llvud very happily, until his death, i i lil')2. Besides :?.-*! g president of the Austrian Peace So? ciety, the bar?neSS Is vice-president of the international peace Bureau of Herne. At tile Hague Trace Congress she was one of the most honored of the many guests who were present. She may ho expected to attract a good deal of attention on tills side or the Atlantic, for her m.v.iy qualities of head and heart, anil her personal magnet? ism and marvelous tact make her a mo.iL valuable lender of any movement in which she becomes interested, f Copyright, 1912, by the Brentwood ' . Company.) Voice of the People Hu? Hr.-un In the Hing. Put Bryan In the ring, boys, ' That great and statesman Bryan; Ho will get the nomination As sure as gun is iron. If Taft or Teddy Roosevelt Tho other side has tnndo They had just as well take their sign boards down And lay them in tho shade. Bryan has been defeated. Hut defeat has made him stronger. Old Bryan laying on tho shelf; Wo will hear that song no longer. If we give Bryan the rule He will put the rich man down; Tlo- laboring man will wear a smile, The capitalist a frown. He will give us postal savings bunks And free silver by the score; He will keep the I', S. In peace So we won't have to light no more. Now, boys, you know just what we want, A statesman, eiou't you see? Not a lion hunter l.iko old Teddy T. Nor a great big chunk like Taft. To do Just like he please; To lay around in cushion chairs And laugh ant, take his ease. Tho presidency Is not the sport ^ For old Teddy T. Down In the juiiglea of Africa Is where he ought to be. But the statesman Bryan At the throttle he ought to he. Now put him in tho ring, boys. If you want prosperity. JOHN H. W ATKINS. Bell's Cross Hoods. iiiui?-, 'G-lorloUsj Ileacmblnncss! Man was mudc in Hod's Image, the Scriptures declare! The Titanic bore witness Gods like? ness was there! JANE JOHN. city. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AT ST. PAUL NORMAL SCHOOL Blahnp Randolph Presides and Ad? dress Ia I>ellvcre~d by Dr. Floyd W. Thompkins, of Philadelphia. [Special to Tho Timos-TMspateh.] L.awre.ncovllle, Va., May 26.?St. Paul Normal and Industrial School, the largo nnd excellent Institution hero for tho ncrmal and Industrial education ot negro youth of both sexes, had its closing exercises this week. Tho ex? ercises began 8unday with tho preach? ing of the annual sermon to graduates by tho Rev. Arthur P. Gray, Jr.. rector of St. Androw's, the local Episcopal Pfturob, an.d, on^e.d, last night with th? annual banquet of tho alumni organize tlcn. The graduating exercises were helcjj Wednesday night at 8 P. M. out-o? dcors on tho daTVn of Webster HalL. The attendance was unprecedented, over 1,000 people from various parts o* the county and nearby towns being present The while lrlcnds of tho School attended In larse number, 200 occupying reserved seats In tho audi? ence, besides those on tho platform. The program consisted of jubilee and folk songs, trade and academic papers. The participants acquitted themselves well. Tile president of the board of trustees, BJshop a. M. Randolph; pre? sided. Heu.ted on the platform with hint besides the trust'**-* wore Bishop Coadjutor Tucker, Dr. Floyd VV. Toni kins, Philadelphia; Postmaster Harri? son. Hon. J. C. Carter, Houston; Revs, A. P. Gray, Jr. j. T, Ogburn, H. T. But? ler nml othrrs. The nildrc.-h to the grnduate* was by the Rov. Floyd W. Totnklns, U. L>., roc tot of Holy Trinity Church. Philadel? phia. m It was a most eloquent and* practical effort. Tho first and second prizes of 110 and ?n in gold, respectively, for the first and second best paper, essay ora? tion on some academic or undo sub? ject, wore awafaod: First price to .Ihh pcr h.'lvIh. "Special a Class;'1 second pr'vo to Kdmonla Watson, Mlddlo "a' (.Inss. The battalion competitive drill rai won by Company 11. Captain O. O. Mor? ris. The prize was a handsome S?0:-il. Vlie graduates were: Not mal ? Elmlra Birchett. Wnrneld; Mary J. Boyd, Portsmouth! J- Beasts; Brown, Hurry; Jumcs i>. Cypress, surrv. Lestus p. L/> tan, Lexington; William Snead, Onan cock: William A. .Street. Victoria; Shir? ley M. West. Danville; Edward L, Htan nr?l. Richmond; all of Virginia, and J times Hudley, Daricn, Ga.; Charlotte F. Kennedy, Newbcrn, N. O., and Ar f.old Spurlock. st. Albans, W. V?. Trade certificates?Alexander Allen, Hampton, Vaii William Taylor. Mc kenney; Arnold Spurlock, St. Albans, \\. Vn. The year lust closed was most suc? cessful The enrolment rescued the gratifying number of nearly son. I'f.t.NS I OH NEXT SESSION. Frederlefcaltarg ('allege .Not AtTerted liy Arfv>rne Action ?>f Synod. [Special to The TImcs-Dlspatch.] Frederlcksburg, Va . May is.?Not withstanding the adverse action of the Presbyterian Genera) Assembly nt Bristol this f.eek. l-'rederlcksburg Col lego will continue, and plans are now being made f.,r tho next session. Th? college will bo continued as usual, and there will be only n few changes In the faculty. Miss Grace I.. ,l>>nos, of this city, ns she was leaving her homo was struck on tho head with n stone thrown by n young boy. Fremont Powell, seven years old. Miss Jones was knocked senseless, and hail to be carried to her home and a physician summoned. She rnllled later, and it Is believed that the Injuries nre not Serious. I< is said she was struck by accident. Forty-Two Years Arc in a bank, when ac companierl by strength and experience and by larj;c Cap? ital, Surplus and Resources, is the best assurance nf un? questioned stability. Throughout the forty-two years of its existence this in? stitution has shown a con? sistent growth in all these elements, and to-day it has Capital and Surplus of over SI,600,000.00, while ils Re? sources exceed So,500,000.00. Checking accounts arc re? ceived in any amount, and 3 per ceni. compound jnter sst paid on savings.