Ufitlfetia oBlce.?1? 13. Main atrvc
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?
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
"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
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 :
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
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.
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
[ 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?
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
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?
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.
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 |
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
"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?
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 ]
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
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
Fourth Viscount of His Line,
and Owner of Vast
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Titanic bore witness Gods like?
ness was there!
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
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*
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'
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,
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
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?
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.
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