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l?u N. bvcaiuor? street
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liuaincea Ollice.
aouth Richmond.
i den 'jri Bureau....
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PODTAUE PAID Tear. Mo?. M oi Mo.
Dally with B-uday.14.00 ?2.00 1150 .IX.
Dally without Sunday.... 4.00 2.00 1.00 .S3
Sunday elltlou onl?. 2.09 1.00 .50 .7
Weekly (Wednesday). 1.09 .50 .29 ...
By T!>nn-Pl?P*tch Carrier Delivery 8er
rtee in liicbm^nu (and suburbs) and l'e
ifriburg? Ono Week
Dali; with Sunday..vl6 cents
J>all> without Sunday. 10 cenn
Sunday only. 6 oot?
EMrrfiS January f!, 1KB. at Klchrao:.?"
Ca.. rf ?cron.-clasa matter under act o:
ngreai at March X 1ST*.
for president?woouuow
The erpl'.t in the Republican part}'
retaxna imminent Juid Inevl'la.'ble. Even
though rv house divided egvainst Itself
ca.n::i.'l sLajid, it Is alike the oppor?
tunity and this duty of th? Dittmoorata
to nominate a man who can nltfeit the
oh.Vietlon.s which will ibo directed
scsin-it [boHi Taft and Rooswvelt in
cjs# .each heads a wing of a disrupted
P.. r,v:W .party. The Do-mo raitic
r.omir.t.s, in order to fulfil :ho reoulre
mT.ts of the situation, must appeal to
th'j sane <i"si.re tfooi pro'gro.?s undleir law
Chat la found in both parties... 11?
must os.rry ."the trud?tlcnolily c&fcatafble
Slates, c^J ta erdw to do that he must
e.-tjft-aro the great IndJefpendeTvt vote,
without which Democratic suooos Is
The Bast Is the battleground upon
which tlhie D?.mooratilc fight must ha
v.x>n. lit 1304, -when. Roosevelt went
l*tfo.v? the country for the first and
t:. 1 cr-.'y -. fnv so fan-, "every Western
State voted for him. Ho carrle.j every?
thing but the solid South. Mia sweep?
ing minorities In the presidential prl
ni?rT.'s In the Wlesbetro .States this year
Indicate that he tvomld not fall far
short Ovis year of his forjnnr sL.-er.^lh.
Th'e falTest dope of tins Democrats Is,
i herefor^, in ithW East, When* Roosa
velt is ytronyr. The Democratic prob?
lem is, riven, to seiiiot a candidate who
car. appeal to the Fast, and especially
to the ir.drpendent voto lti the East.
The leading Democratic candidate In
the PTiasldoirUal pivferenoe primaries
Is Clark. Rut where Is his stiroirgtH?
Thi.i solid South Will pro ?or any Demo?
crat; and with falrnlctss to all its votes
may .*>e eliminated In a practical anal?
ysis. It is. therefor*, rjs-c<ss*aTy to Und
tine man who can secure enough votos
outside Uitej South to win. Can Claipk
do this'.' lnvex?igat]?. th? results of
the -prubldenttlnl preference prkmn.rles
in the light of Ulis pretsldi'itrt 1.3.1 elec?
tions from 1SS4 tup to TSOS, utkI what
do we Und?
Arizona is for Clark, but Arizona is
for nny Democrat, because It Is n
Democratic State. California is for
Clark, but California has not gone
Deanoonatlc in tmienty-cdghit years.
Colorado is for Clark, but it is a Demo?
cratic State, although it was swi^pt
along in the Roosevelt wave In 1904.
Illinois is for Clark, but it never wieut
?Democratic but onco, and that was in
1S91'. Idaho is for Clark, and Idaho
went Republican in the last two -elec?
tions. Iowa '..<? for Clark, .but !t has not
gone Democratic in twenty-eight yeors.
Kansas Is for Clark, .hut It has been
Re-publican in.the last three elections.
One vote^.W^Mairie is for Otork, but
Malno has flavor gono Democratic j
Maryland Is for Oiark, but It has beetn
Rep iibllcan In thd last fo\& elections.
Massachusetts is for Clark, hut Massa?
chusetts has itrtver gone Democratic
Missouri is for Clairk. but it WKinit Re?
publican in the last two elections, al?
though it should be. Iti the Democratic
fold. Montana jk for Clark, but It
went Republican in tie last two elec?
tions. Nert.r.i.ska. Is for Clark, but It
Las gone Democratic, hut twice m the
past tw.t.'.y-eight yejats. the lust time
being lri 3 908. JCovadu, Is for Clark, and It
has |,e'n Republican i s often a.*> it has
h.ben Democratic. N. w H ampshire is
for Clark, hut it has rower gone Demo
exaitic. Rhode lsi.n..| is far ClriVk. bm
it has h'emer gone Denhoorattc Wash?
ington is for Clark, but it won I Rie- I
publican in the last two election*, Part
of West Virginia |s for <"lark. bu| West
Virginia has not g..n.> Democratic
j?<t.>-? 1892. Wisconsin gave sis ,t> le.
fcates to Clark, but Wisconsin has be n
Republican in t1r> four last elections.
AVjomlrrg Is for Clark, but ? , ?.. ?
Republican for the last three el' et:, i????
Subject Wilson to the saiiiu t.i.
lie;., warp is for Wilson, btiull hat i.
Republican for the four last ??' i ?
although before the free sliver trnki
It was consistently Democratic. Maine
In putt is for Wilson, but it ht?s n- v i
gone Democratic Mlifhcsotti j: for
Wilson, but It has never gone Demo?
cratic. New Jersey is fbi Wilson, hill
it i.a^ been Republican in tue last foiir
elections, despite Dm- fact thai m ism,
and It was Ddlhocrutlc. O ?
gon and I'cnnsylvanla are f..i w .
but tiny have never gone Dona .;'
Dakota is'for Wilson, bill it urui
Republican In the last three elections.
Wisconsin has nineteen delegates
W laon, but Wisconsin 'has not gene
Demo, ratio since 1S?2. Utah is liir
Wilson, but it ha's not gont Dcmocratii
In the last thn >? ? loctlons.
Five Southern Slates are for Under?
wood, but they would to any Dem?
ocrat. Outside of Ohio, Harmon has
tlai prcferen. .? primaries mean? They
mean that in .', majority <>i nOn-Koutli
srn States a varying ' porcentuge of
Democratic voters, rarely Ceprtacniliig
mor? titan 0j i-t. ^....'>. of the normal
Doniocrntlc vote, have expressed their
choice. They may mean by such a
vote that their choice Is simply Per
Eonal, and I? not their choice of the
man who would i,e moat likely to carry
their State. The fact that tho Massa?
chusetts Democrats voted for Clark, for
Instance, proves little as to the way
I the electoral vote of the .state will go.
j This Is generally true, with n few pos?
sible exceptions.
In the great twilight 7.011c of debat?
able States that lie between the estab?
lished territory of the two great par
tics?Ohio. Indiana. Connecticut. New ,
Jersey and New Voik- this much, and j
this much only, has been decided: New
Jersey overwhelmingly prefers Wilson
to Itoosevclt, and Ohio barely prefers
Harmon to Wilson, although Wilson
broke almost even with Harmon in the
choice of district delegates.
The fair test for availability resolves
itself into the questions: Who Is most
j likely to carry the l-'ast nu?l who Is
j most likely to carry tits live great
1 doubtful States." The question Is not:
j Who secured the Kr?ntest number of
votes In the primaries?
Harmon might prove strong in Ohio
? ami New York, i>ut his nomination
i seems impossible because of Bryan's
I opposition to him. Clark would be
?badly beuten in New York, New Jcrsoy
and Connecticut; he could do no better
in those States than Bryan, who suf?
fered three defeats In them. Under?
wood Is a man of presidential mold,
but he is unknown, und for that rea?
son unavailable.
The Times-Dispatch believes that
Wood row Wilson stands o better
; chance of carrying the debatable Stutts
1 and capturing the Independent voto
than any other Democrat. Any Dem?
ocrat but. Clark might be elected, but
Wilson, although representing no new
principles, has the platform and the
personality that will have tho most
forcible appeal to tho American elec- j
torate, and he should bo nominated. |
Why Tins he such an appeal and why
should he be nominated?
Wilson Is for the independence of
the judiciary and not for the recall of
Judges or of decisions Ife Is for con- I
stltuttonal government and not for!
persona; government lie Is for tariff
for rovenue only and not for a tariff
for special privilege. He Is for tho
personal guilt of the men behind cor?
porate lnwbreaklng and not for their j
protection. He Is for strict adherence I
to the unwritten law as to presidential
tenure and not for u third term, lie
is for honest primaries and not f"r
purchasable primaries. Ho believes in j
the deliberate will of the people and j
not in the hasty temper of tho mis- j
guided mob. He I.? backed by the peo?
ple and not by Wall Street. He repre- |
scuts principles and not a boss. Ho is
a leader and not au ngltator. Ho Is
for publicity and not for pandering to
popular prejudice. He Is for democ?
racy and not for domagogucry or dic?
tatorship. He Is the master Interpre?
ter of democracy Into popular phrase
instantaneously understood, and not a '
purveyor of platitudes. He Is a free ]
man and not n slave whom corruption I
.?an eontrbl, lie Is for the rule of the i
majority and not for the rule of the
machine. ? I
The New Jersey primaries were the
crucial test of the acallabllity of Wll- 1
son. He Swept that State In the face
of the fact that Influence and money I
Were marshaled there to make their
last stand against him. He lost but I
four New Jersey delegates, and for that j
defection the discredit is duo to James
Smith. Jr.. the once omnipotent boss..1
whom Wilson WOtlld not substitute in I
the Senate f.>r the people's nominee. |
Wall Street and the bosses are power?
ful In New Jersey, but the people lined 1
up for Wilson, the masses and classes
as one. The New Jersey people nre of
n kind that ar,> of the same temper as
Hie people of New York and Connect I
CUt. The Voice of the people of New I
Jersi v. the voice of sane second thought j
and patriotism. Is tlie same voice that
Will respond in other decisive Stales if
Wli.-ou i.- chnseii to lead the Democratic
party. g|
I If the nominee Is to he sound on Is- |
[ su.-s. Wilson is as sound on every essen- I
j Hal Issue as a piece of seasoned tllll
bor. If .i man of experience is ro
qulrcd, Wilson has already had more j
than the only Democrat who has been'
elected to the presidency in fifty-six I
veals. If a milt) who would be of the I
right nioid is needed. Wilson would be !
a President bom constitutional and I
progressive. If a man I? demanded j
who bar no stl nus tied to him, there is
Wilson. Walking in tin- open, without
! money ami without machine if there!
I is,a man Whose character Is imprrg- !
I nable ngulnsl malice and unimpaired]
I by slander, there Is Wilson, if ,, faith
I fill guardian of Amertcnn institutions j
is needed, there Is Wilson.
iThc Times-! ?'isp itch has fr?m tin
H{ niitset been in favor of a free .nnv.n-j
iloh at Baltimore, desiring that the I
j Democratic party mlgnl tie wholly free
in Its deliberation and hotcc. The
I TluP'S-1 dspatch i ns not boreloforu
nought in advance the Interests of tiny
[candidate, and It does so now only be
? ??in.-.- of the strong compulsion of in-,
?> > -s,tv. To nominale a weak Domo- J
i til- lial I Tutore "11 no un hot only
t" .? . i lie ? b .-lien, h'ut In strike the j
(teudlieHl blow that has been (timed ?*'
lout government since the War lie? |
toCl'tr thc gtiitt-s, This great and po\v- I
itrful country, with its 00,000,000 of
souls, nn survive, .us it has survived,!
Itepiibl! ..i extravagance .-'1111 misrule,
i but our constitutional democracy can
lio) survive' the personal ambition of I
. Tin od..1 1 It... .". Veil
There is the daugii There is tho
destruction thai threatens our Institu
! tlotlij anil our national life. The He-.
; publica," party, with its back against
the wail und It*- straw men, lias' proved '
iitsiir wuoiiy Incapable of dealinrj
[with tliat pKheiit demagogue and
1 would-be ?lt-.lrtior, TiieoUorj Itposcyclt,
To the Democratic, party has come
tlie groat ar?l solemn duty of seeing
to it that under our Constitution gov
crumcnt of the people, by tiio people
and for the people does not perish oft
the earth, and the man to win that
battlo and preserve those rights Is
Woodrow Wilson.
it is a well-recognlsed principle In
our social advance that the boy Is
father of the man. If constructive
Ideas can llnd lodgment In the youth?
ful brain, they will come to lino har?
vest. It has been so with the Hoys'
Corn Clubs, it lias been so with the
Hoy Scouts. In many campaigns of
nn educational nature, such as Hi"
tntilly crusade, the boys are earnestly
Page county, Iowa, is seeking to get
the boys Interested in the good roads
movement. In the last week In March
a series of pood roads meetings was
: held in :,n Hi,, country districts,
Closing with a big county meeting;, to
which all the boys in the county wore
I invited. At tills meotlng an organiza?
tion was effected, with the result that
jhundreds of boys have become inter?
ested In tho plan tot highway Improve?
ment. Any boy under twenty-one WtlS
'privileged to enter the competition
? and was assigned half u mile of roud,
jto be worked by the King split lop,
[drag and ordinary farm tools. In the
fall on a certain date u committee of
j impartial men will go to the various
I townships and Judge the half-mile:
sections that have been entered In the
contest. The farmers in each town?
ship nre to pay prir.es of jr. for tho
best half-mile, $3 for the second best
and $2 for the third best. A sweep?
stakes prize will be awarded the boy
hnvlng the best half-mile In the county.
!l."nder the State law all the boys will
be paid for dragging; up to a certain
limit. Moreover, tliero are five fino
prizes for team work done by groups
of boys, who keep up front two to live
miles of continuous road. Those prizes
run from ?10 to $100. The leader of
eacli of the live tennis will be given
medal. Team members are allowed to
participate In individual work. Prizes
are also offered for tho best written
story of ?'The Work 1 Did on the- llalf
Mile of Road 1 Entered in the Pugo .
County Hoys' Uood Roads Contest. 1
This, menus effective work In the
good roads movement, and It Is an
invaluable educational stimulus for
better highways. Tho contestants have
entered the competition with much en?
thusiasm, and intense rivalry prevails.
The Idea, of enlisting boys III tho good
roads movement is excellent and prac?
tical. Virginia would do well to
adopt it.
Railroad authorities have much to
say these days about the attitude of
tl.V public 'toward railroads-. They
protest that dCSDlte the increased cost
of labor and materials, the roads are
not allowed to rnlsu their rates. But
why do they never call attention to
the fact that the "orotcctlv tariff"
burdens then'''
Because of that tariff, the steel
trust and other steel and iron manu?
facturers chortre from s;s to $34 per
ton for steel rails, which, according j
to Mr. Carnegie and Mr. Schwab, who
certainly ought to know, can be and j
are rolled at S12 uer ton. Reaving a
wide margin of profit, the railroads
on paying from S10 to J1C per ton'
more for rails than they should or j
would pav were there no tariff.
In round figures, the railroads of |
the United States buy three and a I
half million tons of mils, per year. j
so that for rails alone they pay an- i
nuillv Jt?.nno.nOO more than they!
should. K. J, Burke estimates In
"The Public" that taking Into con
Slderntloh tht Iron and steel pur
chascd by the railroads in the shape
of cars, locomotives, wheels, axles,
trucks, trimming, bridges, structural
material, etc., they nre paying from
$1 '-?".,000.?Mo to 1160,000,000 -annually j
us a bonus to st. el manufnctuers, ?
If the uuestlon is put, Why do the I
railroads, which are not benefited by
the In riff, put up with the extortion?!
here is the answer, according to Mr. j
Rink.-: ?'Twenty-three directors of
th. United states Steel Corporation
an- In control or on the directorates!
of 69 per cent. Of the railroad mile-,
oi the United States."
It's a cinch Root has that temporary
chairman's speech all written and'
memorized light now.
There may be a deadlock In the Bal
llmori convention, but Alton It. Parker
will have lib cause to feel nervous
Th.- congressional nomination back
in Missouri must have looked l>ke a j
I b id In the band to Champ Clark, j
In Wllcj has been Offered the po?
sition of health Olli cor of itost. ami I
now watch out for impure beans and
brown bread.
l-'ran Kunctick, of Jungbunsl?v, is j
Hi.- Iii si woman suffragist elected to j
tin. Bohemian Diet, and her name
sounds like most of the Stiff t'flglst8 j
I look. ;
I A California youth Jumped higher j
than any other man in the history ofj
ill. world ?heu h. cleared the bar at
hi\ f.-et eight ami a quarter Inches
j th,- other da... Rut ltf,. in California
always has Kept Ho Citizens on (ho
A run ago w oman says that a hat ]
weighing more -than four or five'
ounces causes brain fatigue. Any old'
kind of a hat is often enough to malte!
Co man who pays for It lose his bal?
Give mortal combat to the fly,
June should hor. nfter he known H*
the nionth of l>residcnUal nominees, j
On the Spur of the Moment
?y Roy K. Moulton
UiinlntMia in lliinhlng.
They're wngln' war Ih Africa In real
old Shorman style.
They're shooting folks In China anil
inanoouvrln' a pl'e.
I The rebels down lit Paraguay are
Ikickln' up their heels.
And tlio movln' picture feller, bo Is
busy making reels.
I They're ski racing up In Norway
and they're scalln' tho Swiss
And the faqutl down in Mexico are
out lu search of scalps,
' The suffragettes In Bugland uro all
busy raisin' bob
And the movln' picture toiler, ho is
strictly on tho job.
All tbe well-known "possibilities" are!
spcakln' every da>
'.And most every note.! orator Is mixcai
up In the fray.
The special trains are whlszln' round
tho country with u yank
And the movln' picture feller, ho is
lurnln' oil his i i ank.
The earthquakes and volcanoes und
prlzo lighters do their share
And there's plenty of excitement every i
day and everywhere,
But Wo do not have to travel round
to find It, for w< know,
That we'll see the whole blamod busi?
ness at the movln' picture show.
Ho? to Save Money.
When your wlfo asks you for lo
cents, make such n Cuss about it that
she will think you ore the Injured
party and will beg : mr forgiveness
with tears lu her ey< I Then put on
your hat tinil ko down town and buy
I yourself fottr or five 16-ccnt drinks,
asking tho bartender t > have one with
yen every time, and smoke several ex?
pensive cigars.
When you buy an t-.ulomobllo get a
$T one and then spend J'.'T n week on
It for repairs at the garage
Always buy 37-cer.t shirts, two or
threo of them every week, wear thctu
once and throw them away.
Itent a house on t!>'.< outskirts or
tho city becnuso It l.,: cheap and then
spend the difference and some more In
car faro for yourself and family.
<lo without overs!, es and save $1
and then have pneumonia and spent
! $li>* In doctor's bills.
Buy your goods of n mall order
house and then buy them over ngaln
at home.
litre a S7 man to fill a $70 Job and
tb. n spend your tire correcting his
i mistakes.
According to I neic Miner.
One of them entitled to a Carnegie
hero medal Is tho feller who invented,
the three-cornered b-.ni pencil that
don't roll off tho desk
A f> Her never knows until the tlmo
comes whether Vo Is going to bo n
daredevil or a coward; and you can't
tell much by the looks of a feller,
The Hardshell congr. nation of ourj
village is thlnkln' some of cuttln'i
down expenses by dispensing with tho
sertnons and the mufde.
A feller gets a worse reputation fori
drlnkln' after he stops than ho had;
before, for everybody says: "Ydul
oughtu s'-eii him when ho was hllllti'l
'em up?a regular souic." But then,I
It's a putty good plan '<? quit anyhow.'
There is only one thing that worriesI
a woman more than the high cost of]
living, and that Is hei" back hair.
The only thing In the world that
will stick tighter than inustaid plas?
ter Is a lifo insurance agent.
Tho pried of strawberries may be
lower somo day, but the bottoms of I
tho boxes will never be. They are]
getting higher every year.
Ell me r Jones has bought tin- right'
to sell a patent hair restorer. Ills
territory Is all that section of the]
United States east of the Mississippi
ttiver, and he expects to start out on
the bicycle In n day oi two with the.
Idea of canvassing the territory be?
fore fnll. 1
Deacon Stubbs mlaaod the train the
other day when he started to no down
tu the city !!<? figured No. 17 would
be two hours and fifty-five minutes
late its usual. but she was only two
hours and 'forty minutes late.
Whenever Ih'e public function Is a
failure there ucvet seems to be any?
body III p?rtlel<l?r to biamc. but when
it a success ? verybody is responsi?
ble fcr it.
Uncle Kara llarklna Eays It is too
durn bad thnt rhcumatlz gcn'ally
comes In tho winter time, when there
ain't any work to do around the farm
If a feller wants to see hw many
different styles of plug lints there have
been in the last forty years he wants
to ku to n higl -toned wetldin' in this
man's town.
?nie of the embarraisln' tilings In
this world Is l'? get to '.he barber shop
late in the v...-i> when the Police (ja/.
ctte has been nil .vorn to pieces.
Women used to go to a parly to
talk about their clothes, but now they
go to the part; to talk about their
electrics and mak< it embarrassln' for
those who haven't got one.
There ain't no one who can be so
polite as the feller wl-u is nboul to
foreclose a mortgage on your house
and lot.
The only way ui kin gel something
for nothing In this world Is to hang
ntound the post house,
Voice of the People
win.i.r Wright.
To the Rdltoi oi The Tlmcs-Dlspntoh:
Sir.? When Wilbur Wright died the
world lost n great mini?a man with
the heart of a I i 1.1 and endowed with
genius seldom equalled, never sur?
passed. Quiet, stern', reserved, he
was a leader ol men. Those whom ho
Inught and with whom he worked
Abe Martin
Thm Start of thm Rae?.
By John T. McCutchepn.
(Coprrfcybt: 1918: By J?hn T. McOUUtMoo.]
wcro glud to follow and obey. They
admired and loved h'ni. and with
i>; i'i<- they called him master. His
ideas were hiah. his fnlih in hlmsell
ami his work unbounded, tie strove
not for money or fame, but to ful
lill tho dream of altes, to conquer What
, had before rieflod all efforts of man.
, And he succeeded. Whatever may be
the future of the aeroplane, whatever
may be done by otheia to advance It
farther towards perfection, the glory
of the achievement will be the glory
'of Orvll.lo and Wilbur Wright; for it
was the> who labored patiently
throush tho years that a dream might
become a reality. And it was they
who. when success came, went quiet?
ly on their way, striving to Improve
their work, boasting neither of what
they hud done nor of what they could
do. And hen many who to-dny loom
largo In the nubile ivo are forgotten
th Wright brothers will he onorcd
as wo to-?Jay honor the great men of
the past, and men will humbly and
proudly render homage to the mem?
ory of those who dared what others
would not dare and won what others
could not win. "FLOYD." '
Plsarro. I
??My Hat In In the Hint."
"-My hat is in the ring!"
Whose Itat Is in the ring?
Thine Theodore." Not tllliie?
nur faces do not shine
To see it there.
We do not biiuul
To sec it there.
Wo cannot shout
To tec it there.
?My hat Is In the ring!"
We hear thy boast
Ami feel the sting
With him who feels it most.
Fair-minded, men resent
Thine act, indignant aworc
Tlie deal thou si dealt the President
Isn't square.
"My hnt Is In the ring""
We thought to sing
A romance true.
An Idyl now
Of friendship strong
As that of ancient song,
The love of man fur man
Hike that of rytlilus or Jonathan
Alas! wo cannot sing.
'?.My hat Is In the rlngl"
c i fatel Ul fling
That flung It lliorel
w.M lain recall
Thy challenge from the
And let the curtain fall,
From thy escutcheon, whlllorni fair,
Kruse tho stain
Instead, with mournful grace
We spread the pull
O'er the face
i >r friendship slain
Upon the open plain.
"My hat Is In the ring"'
A worsted tiling,
Puissant Theodore,
Pugnacious Theodore,
Befouled and battered.
By thine own hands bespattered,
lladst thou with thyself been strenuous
In fame thou woultlat be more in?
"Tear shining like a star
In future years afar
Tho civic leaches,
A IniC preaches.
A game, nu elemental man.
ltultlvcly ripe,
a slhgled-eyod Republican
or Lincoln type.
ICrstwhilc, nil late.
We thought the.- great.
Perchance, wo shall when all Is oe
Ah, yes.
Bui somewhat less.
KXCCSSiVC Theodore.
Need Organ und Auditorium,
I To the Editor nt The Times-Dispatch:
! Sir.?Doubtless nil business uimI
I musical people, nnd also the majori?
ty oC Hie general public of Richmond,
were delighted to learn, through the
columns ?r the newspapers, that thero
I is a scliomc oil luol to build an audi?
torium, und that the Installation of an
organ in that building worthy of the
city is also contemplated. The num
I crotts disadvantages of the present
building, which lias hail the dignity
or the title, City Auditorium, thrust
upon it are so obvious' that it is un?
necessary to enlarge upon I hem.
Sulllce It to say that It cannot my
claim to any reason, either of ac?
cessibility, convenience. comfort or
acoustics, why It should be put to
the use it is. other people know het
j tor thnn I do the advertisement, and
great benelit to the city, from n btis<
ness standpoint. ;t centrally located,
well enulped auditorium would be.
The vnltie of a line organ In such a
building cannot be fully realized only
by these who have seen the results
of such an enterprise. Towns of
twenty thousand and tip In England
have their public organs and a
borough organist who 's paid by the
Council to Klvc periodical organ re?
citals and concerts, which are attend
ded by thousands, arc a bic^ii event
In the musical life of the communi?
ty, and ilo more than any other mu?
sical happenings to foster a love of
K"o I music in the places ao fortunate?
ly situated.
Richmond or any other city can
never he made to love un<l value good
music as is Its due without some
means of bringing constantly before
the people music of the highest or?
der, a few concerts during the
course of a long year ar" Of little or
no value to the cause of the best
music. People doubtless enjoy these
concerts, but it Is an Impossibility
for a Hash In the pan such as these
concerts mo to Instill a love -ami i
menu an intelligent love?for music
of th" higher form. In music, as In
any other url. the man must be edu?
cated, and to be educated they must
be In constant tou< h with the best
examnlcs of that art. The organ Is
truthfully called "The King of. In?
struments." Jt is full of p?sslbili- I
ties, no other instrument is. and n j
fine organ Is a rival of a line orches- !
tra and very often superior to It In
variety and dignity of tone. By means
of an organ neoolo become acquaint?
ed with the best organ music, differ?
ent kinds of orchestral compositions.!
'grand opera, pianoforte compositions,
I oratora nnd sacred music, which
I they would otherwise never hear. As
matters now stand in Richmond, out :
eh trches seem to be about the only |
places wore people expect to hear j
i good music, and It is not always
there as we should like it. The effect |
? ,t the music <?> heard in our yaudc-I
lib- ami moving pb-iurc shows must
be counterbalanced. People who ipvc
the vulgar in music must be made to
love and appreciate music of an ele?
vating character. They ntay not have
the means, opportunity, or desire to
cultivate this taste for themselves,
but they can be helped to do so. By
all means, let us have a rim- organ,
and f we are to have an auditorium to
sent ten thousand persons, let us have
,1 seventv-flva thousand dollart hu b
n $T."..eno ortran. 1 am sure It will be
the best Investment the city could
make, and Its elevating and refining j
inllueneo will be felt throughout the ?
city anil the State. Yours truly, 1
llooncvrlt'A Support.
To the Editor of The Times ? I Us patch:
Sir. ?In an editorial In The Tlmes
Dlspatch of last Thursday you take
the noslilon that the supporters ol
Colonel Roosevelt compose only about
one out of every three voters in the
Itopubl'can parly.
The statistics from which this Idea
was derived are doubtless throughly
authoritative, out the conclusion do
dU( ted is certainly an" erroneous one
W hile only 30 per cent, of the Repub
I'cait voters actually cast their vole
for the ix-President, he received in
Illinois GO per cent, of the preferen?
tial primary votes.
Is it tiroiin- to assume that In all
the States where Roosevelt's candi?
dacy received its enthusiastic In?
dorsements all of the gieat number
who were too Indifferent to visit the
polls arc opposed, to the Colonel?
Does It lie within the realm of the
possible that among those who did
not vote at tbo primaries there are
as many friends of Roosevelt as Ihet'c
an- who would vole in November for
the President. II. i{. ],.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
West Polm, Va., .lime 10.?IteV. Kd
Will Harris, pastur of the Oaptist
Church, preached a special sermon on
Sunday night under the auspices of
I the Young 'Woman's Auxiliary, a mis?
sionary society. A -large crowd was
present und the church was decorated
In held daisies, ferns and tall Vusof
tilled with cat o' nine tails. The clos?
ing exorcises at the morning services
I at the churches were broken up l y the
ringing of the lire hell.-.. Tin- churches
were soon vacnted to Und that a lot
of llsh nets and other tackle were
Miss .Margaret Palmer, who was a
Student at the Richmond Woman's
College the past session. Is -.he rep?
resentative from the Young Woman's
Christian Association of that Institu?
tion to the annual meeting - now in
f-esslon in Asheville, X. C.
I The following teachers for the West
Point High School have been appoint?
ed for the ensuing session. Professor
King, of C.len Allen, principal; Miss
Kai'netyn P- Ito'wefton, assistant prin?
cipal; Misse? Nettle Williams. Olive
Ciaull and Maude Bland.
Dr. Roscoo Spencer, of Johns Hop?
kins University, of Baltimore, nas n
turned to his home here for the sum?
Mrs. Ed, Morvlls will go to Balti?
more this week to spend a few days
with her slsur, . Mi^._MJgnoii jUsv^n,,
who nrlll fa l for Germany snd Bwttas
crlund on .Juno 2*.
t'.v B. B. Unglcy Ii attending
nodical convention in Atlantic City)
?V J , this week.
I'lni i'rniiirr nf f tiinmencetncnt ni
I", in nr.> mill Henri College,
ISneclal to The Tlm/s-Dlspstc .]
Bristol, Va.,' Juiii! io?Commence,
nicht ai Emory and Henry Colhrgoj tut
historic .\l ithodist school at Emory*
Va.. for yountg min, was ItMUguratcd
with the baccalaureave, sermon oil Sun
day by Bishop \v. A. Carrd-ler, oi At?
lanta, one of the moat prominent ol
thd Methodist bishops. Another bishop
in atuuidancc was Bishop It <i. V.'.it:.
Iious:, <'f t?os Angel' Sj who was lor
i more man twenty years preside:)! of
, this School, having been promot*. i to
, the blsherprW from that position.
Bishop Waterhousi's h?ft'nsor ?t th*
hi *d or th} school la Dr, C C. Wesvtt r,''
of North Carol ilia.
A notable feature '?.' th< commence?
ment will be tho address brfor t .e
i gradual ? oh Tuesday. I* E, Johnson,
pu*s'<l nt of t"ie Norfolk and \\'. .-t :r
Hallway Company, will b< the ornloi
on this occasion. The ennuncn. n ..t
will conclude' with inc annual alumni
banquet on Tuesday afternb?ii. Ora?
tions were deliver .1 to-day by ttv?
classes contesting (or th* H.ob*?rtaun
medal, which has long been regarded
as one of the most notstoli) hon? i *
the Institution,
llulldlne. Permits.
l)ul ding mm repair permttii ?in It?us3
JTllrnlj'. ,1, lOilOW?
J, 8, Mo'irc, io <r.C. s IWO-Stor) bruk
tenement on no west side nf J-;'.t'-.:-oi,:*
street between Ham and Krsnkltn Streets'
to cost ?J.700
It. It. Beard, to repair s frame dwelling
$11 North Sixth Streit, f> 'eat ITT.
'Iticnmond. Siov.- Company, to lep.tfr a
two-story briek stabil lit r-ar of factor*
on tils south ?Iii? of Main Street between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-tlxtli Sir?"et*. is
run l!"?
U. VV. Gundlach. to repair s frami rtwi %
im MOI I'lihun Str.-, I, to coit II"?.
A. I tl'tuitl.. io repair s frame dwelling*,
i'iT West fourteenth Street, to coat ??>.
Illrciton Im Bristol To-Day.
I Special to Tin- Tlin.-s-l'ispatc '.)
Bristol. Va., June io.?Th. biennial
municipal election of Virginia Brjstdl
will '.e b;ld tO-morrOW, when a Ma ? r
and three mini tiers ,,f th.- Council fire
to be ?leeled. G orge M, Warren, who
was nominated in the r-cent Deino
cratic primary, i? b. inj? opposed by
J. '". Ho.-k: tt. an Independent Demo?
crat, nnd Ontorgo VV, llnmrnltt. a lie
-? ??-,,?. -r~\ j j j ? i
<?.: rich Mo jib, n/a .
p$% pi, Ravings 3^
Most every person lias
valuable papers of different
kinds which, i( lust or de?
stroyed, might cause him
much inconvenience and
probably considerable finan?
cial loss.
To meet his needs in this
respect this hank provides
Safe Deposit Boxes in a fire
and burglarproof vault. The
rental charge is moderate?
$3.00 and upwards per year.

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