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t'outh Richmond.JCICi Hull Street Petersburg Bureau....109 N. Sycamoro Street. Lyaebbura Bureau.::; Elitlith Street BV MAIL. Oiio six Three Ono POSTUOE PAID Vcar.Moi.Sloi. ilo. K>ail; ?itu Sunday.|5 "> }5 00 (LM .1?, Dally without Sunday_4.00 i 00 1.01 .ii .uuJay ettltlun only. 2.iM 1.W .u .n Weekly tWcdnctday). l.Cv .w .Sj ... By Thnea-Dlspateh Carrier Deliver)) Bar* Vit? In Richmond (and >uburbs> and Pe? lt rsburg? One Week v ... i with Sunday. 1- ceme i ally without Sunday. 10 cent* feundsj on.'7 . ? ceat? Entered January UK, ot lllthntoi /a., ai second-class matter unJnr act 'onsrcea of March S. lsJSi >DAY, AUGUST 22 1912. Jiltl.M. IIICM TO BOOK, Mli. Moult! The revelation of gross lnequalltic sind obvious deceit, ir.iud und fnlso hood in the income tax return throughout the State. Imposes u mos i iti inn duty upon Auditor of l'ubli unts Moore, ills determination t iging tu book oi tax-evaders win. unwilling to discharge their obll 6ns to the state and to shoulder r due sharii of the burdens Of taxu . The Timcs-Dispittch believes that io other way could the Auditor of lie Accounts render such enduring imr ?! t..iit Service to the Com iwcalth. Lei him but initiate thur h^oing Investigation and public .linent will drive the proper au ities everywhere to prosecute full ilri'j Increase the revenues of the e, place a greater number upon* linsls of tax-burden and inspirit aal return of the income tax has dily Increased, and ii the iaw la irouely enforced this source will one of Uncommon frultfulnoss to Theri is a moral for the people of j v i in these Income tux exposures, j riie Auditor of Tubllc Accounts, how- j >ver courageous and however defer In e<i to do his duty, is sorely handi? capped in the prosecution .t the Work j ?f haling income tax Offenders to bar, husi the machinery of his ofllre Is | tiadcquate. The collection of taxes i s only one of a multitude of functions involving upon the Auditor's office, If j sole duty were to see to it that J "ull taxes were collected from every j Itizen who should he a taxpayer, ho I riii reasonably be expected to tn- I .? tlgate tax conditions and generally j supervise, and equalize assessments. | Could any case more than the pr'es- j ent one demonstrate the supreme ne <?;--'ty for a State tax commission? if such a body had been created by the last General Assembly, it would have j the lir.-.i' lind the machinery sufllcient for thoroughly iniulring into condi? tions everywhere, finding the facts, and applying adequate remedies, Under such a system, the executive: e.lllccr of the commission would collect full data from every part of the state and ? i have the facts upon which to base. Indictments of the.se whose returns were either t.>o low or absent. Such an offlc, r would have general super? vision of assessments, seeing to It that tax-gatherers adhered to a u.-.i- ! fortn definition of the all-Important word "losses." Such an ofllcer would hav< general supervision over the work of the commlcsloners e.f the rev- ! ? ? a:'.d direct their assessment of the Income tax. The results he Would lay j before the State tax commission, arid , it would tak. such action, enforce such j penalties and recommend Mich curing . laws as it deemed necessary: A Statt tax commission would give its exclus- I r.-e attention to the assessment of taxes, leaving the collection end of it ! to the Auditor of Public Accounts, and i working hand in hand with him for ? welfare Of the State. The only j reason that Virginia has no State tax j ich would t fenders to nrcour.t. the State will be to assume the formidable pic portions can administer t" many of the b?rde: - of the punishment that they deserve^; he can cinch the falsil rind make the t ? Tun riisvn.S \vi vrm ij. 1 ? ? llOSO] of epithets and. frazzle it- \. > so humanly amiable, arid . ' The Tlmes-bispatch variety of ; er*s devil that yesterday morning he slipped the head, "Amtis< m< the infamous weather report. Can you heat It. Steve? Can you beat t!.. Ii of labelling this pithy sentence as ''Amusements"?''Maximum tont pern tuie. up to S l>. M.Ol.'"I It Isn't even lunny. The only connection be? tween that and "Amusements" Is thai it is about as big a crime ns some e.i the Jokes of summer vaudeville. Th!; auiitle sarcasm mu?t hav? t" en i ig Bested by the heading "Mlhluturt Almanac" In the Weather report M.osi of our "Amusemehts" Mfm, to ? urn f nice a '?Word to apply to tin these ancient book'. Perhaps this waggish printer was pA^gajr and LllihcLomc. but, Uk.us fcltr tor revenge on the folks who seem to feel thnt the only amusement Just now Is growling about the weather. Wo hope eVefy one of th*m re;ul It In the hope of getting cool ntul then got li..t ter than ever. In the words of tho hew ditty, ''Everybody's overdoing it now." Overdoing what 7 Qr?wling, What. O what will Norfolk and Atlan? ta say, when they read that tho only amusement left in Richmond is the weather report? What can the benight? ed inhabitant of Goochlund think of life, in a big city when this is all the bx . Itemi :,t to be found? Will the sur? mise In serene Botetourt be that degen? erate Richmond actually gamble.- en tho maximum temperature, and the, humidity and the direction of the wlhdj not to mention the accumulated de ilcleitcy in temperature since Junuuryi 1?which, by the way. I? a plain lie,! reading over tin,,, when everybody knows the accumulated excess In the last week lias been several thousand, i We yive it tip. Why tin printer head-' cd tho dally edition of Dantes in? ferno" "Amusement" ^et3 our gout, ilia brain is pl-ed, most likely. Or maybe, being young, he mistook the Rogue'i! Gallery of the holtest cities in world for the baseball standing au 1 wanted to put Richmond on tup i ; once. There is one consolation. Tie! weather report call- the temperature "Mean." That Is amusing! It's so conservative. IIIItING MOItlj THAN llONOltlNG. The old-fashioned conception us to I the sort of man who should be elected to olllcv Is last passing, and It is Well ; that It Is. The people used to specify ? a genial soul, with dignified bearing! ? hose chief ability lay in mouthing ? platitudes about "the people'*; he was "honored" when elected to dlllce, no much so that he never did anything V:; be "honored": his pinnacle ot honor was too lofty to aim it of his taking off his coat and working. Tho new conception of a public olllcer Is that hol shall bo a capable man. who ear. con- ! duct tl'.e business of the people efll ciently and honestly and constructively. He is- more hired than honored. He Is serviceable rather than stately. Of course, there Is honor In the in? vestment of any oilioe i.y the people, but that is a sentimental consideration, i A public, onicer, when elected r>y the people, Is nobody but their hired man. ? That is the way the people of Rich- | i mond Should look upon tho five placi on the Administrative Hoard. They ; are hiring foremen to supervise the J i city's jobs, not stuffed shirts to look j . wise ind do nothing but draw pay. The 11 people mUst remember that In hiring i men they must require the same cih- | , elency of public servants that they do , of private servants. The men who can j ; do the job best are the men the people ' ? must elect. These Administrative!, Board jobs are shirtsleeve jobs, not1 , lroc.k coat pedestals. |j THE LIVING VOICE IN I 1111 PRINTED : PAGE. A correspondent of tho New York ! < Nation, In contributing to the discus- i Sion of the subject of "Writing Good I I English," which Is now going on in j i the column? of tha*. contemporary, re- I I firs to "the Incomparable music of the |i human speech," and asks. "Do wo of ] . the present generation care for that i , music, or even think we ought to care j ; for It?" It is not out of place In con- j nectlori with the subject, continues the correspondent, to write of the "musti*. ! 01 speech, for, as Sidney Lanier has j i '.; us, "not only the. living voice, but in. printed page, speaks to the ear." ! The printed page, therefore, "giving I our speech In comparatively permanent j form, which admits e,f its being studied j and appreciated,}' should, argues the , correspondent, "be taken very seriously ! by every lover of good English and ' every one u..n .area for the choice e,f I The citation Of Sidney Lanier as a ' witness prompts the question. Why Isj that poet r.ni more generally read and , studied in his own country? It is n feile itloii upon 0 ir literary taste and | discrimination and our appreciation of i "good English," which feature obtains! eminently In both His poetry and his ? By hi?ny err. i s. e specially foreign , critics, Sidney Lanier Is ranked as the | greatest of American poets, not only j bi cause the living voice speaks to the ' [ear in hi? printed pages, but because j j h.o has none more than any other ? "English put i" save Tennyson, pcr I haps, to reduce "English poetry" to a law of versification; There Is. in fact, :? division of opinion among students i very word of his printed pages ::> a musical note in the scale of perfected human speech, that is essential to the s< htirhi htai r< irret with the secretary alone; every lover 1 Dominion must foci that la wrong when ttils land of s no fragrant blossom to ir natural heraldic emblem, ? ; 1 not grown up around so;;.. | : pel Imi ri of ht r varied Iful Morn. It may be that blooms charm Hie eye anj i| people, tiie state (lower of Virginia. Certainly ..tho endeavor to clcjoso.1 Kuch ft symbol ought to begin by searching tor one to which our feeling's naturally turn. No very reul senti? ment can bo aroused, not any wtd-J acceptance of a choice be Secured, by n cold legislative enactment. The in? stinct of tho people should be back of the law. In other states, tho se? lection has usually been made easy by the tact that one variety predomi? nates und colors large areas of the Commonwealth. No one who has seen ttio elotii of gold spread over Kansas in autumn can doubt the wisdom of calling it the Sunflower State. Nor cuiiJ liiere be any quibble as to why Nevada j picked the sage-brush. Yet 01 our opulence of blooms which means pe? culiarly Virginia. Tho Jlmpsou-weed has been sue;-j gested because It tool; origin and eon-I Bequontly, name from Jamestown, : where it first sprang into life from j the chance seeds Of an Asiatic ilower Scattered from the earthen ballast of j a foreign vessel. This has a local ; touch, but the liower ot the Jimpson, although of a marvelous.> beautiful shape and rarely delicate lavender] color. Is unpleasantly perfumed and j very fragile when plucked. Moreover, its distribution seems largely conti tied ! to pig-lots. A letter to The Tlhli 8- j Dispatch suggests that an effort \v?i3 made to have the last legislature adopt the white lie Id daisy. This Is truly common enough and in its >viiy, charming, but who wou.d deem i I peculiarly Virginian Howbr? If there lie a natural State flower, it I would seem to be the wild honey? suckle which adds its green and white j beauty and its fragrant perfume to nearly every rural landscape from Tidewater to the Alleghanies. its fru gllu charm, widi -sprca i on fence and hei I ot tue gracious social lifo of the ' State. There is no legend about but probably not a scene In our hlstorj during iiow r tlmo took place far from a vine of honeysuckle.. Would not' Virginians be glad to wear a spray j so delicate and fragrant atid claim for I home, the Honeysuckle State? PUNISH SI ii ibAl, ATTEMPTS. Tho case in Police Court yesterday wherein a woman who had attempted suicide could not be held because of titc ub,tci.cu of a statute punishing at-1 tempt ut suicide calls attention to the need or such a law. Following too) rigidly tho lines laid down by the com-! mon law. most of the. States have fail? ed 10 enact punltlVe laws affecting per-, ions who seek to kill themselves. The old theory of the law was that tlnce, the commission of suicide could not be) punished, no attempt to commit it' .?ould be punished. There are economic! and moral considerations which out-} weigh that theory and require an anti suicidal attempt law. The. man who tilts to kill himself Is Just us gtlllty of murderous attempt as the man wh:> seeks to kill another. Tho moral law ipon which our criminal law is based condemns with Its severest future penalty the self-slayer. A consider? able percentage of attempted suicides] ire unsuccessful, and for that reason! ihero might he some deterrent influence; in an untlsuicido law. The percentage} of suicides in Richmond is somewhat j greater than in any other cities of like! size and every measure mat tends to punish or prevent attempted self-i slaughter should be upon the statute' A COST OF LIVING CONFERENCE. Congre.-a is now considering a meas? ure waich carries an appropriation of' and provides lor the calling of an international conference, under the aus;.ices of the Federal govern? ment, to consider the causes of the world-wide increase in prices and cost bt living. Chairman Fitzgerald, of the Appropriations Committee. Is unfa- ? ? rablo to the bill and Minority Lead- I Or -Mann is. strange to say, luke-warm As a matter of fact, the wisdom of such legislation Is questionable. The' tiro pect is favorable during the next if Congress for a re-vision of the tariff and for tho enactment of other measures which will materially : ? thi present high level of prices, i Stich a bonference as Is proposed might' lead to the creation of a commission to study the causes of tho high cost Of Hying, with the result that heavy j itil .- for salaries and expert scr- < vices would be made necessary. The ; chief danger to be apprehended,: however, from the establishment or j a commission tyould bo the postponing 01 legislation which would relieve the; jlirier from present prices. Tariff-, protected and other favored Interests \yotlld undoubtedly urge a postpone? ment of action by Congress until a rnporl from the commission on cost of living would bS available. The: poll during the past year, of using the; Tariff Hoard reports as ri pretext for (ieflaylng tariff legislation affords a vAluabl, ob, . j :? ison In this con- j ii,' ii,,!,. if the proposed oenforonco on the cost of living Is authorized by Con? gress, safeguards should be taken against the probable creation In the future of a commission on tho same Well, what do you know about this? policeman yesterday evening sue i led in temporarily clearing away e mashers' convention at Eighth und Much ado hns been made about the argo percentage of youngsters who ailed to pass the last Virginia Bnr Ixamlnntlon, biit only four men assi 1 thi lost one In Alabama. K.izis Krti?csunns, ^of kotehlan, Is I hol a hay fevor victim, hut the new ,.ut legate to Congress from Alaska,, u On the Spur of the Moment. By Roy rv. iYlouiton. Tin- rut sinn. j I tell you when ? feller's fat lila friend*] all have a notion that They've got a call to criticize, They pull a very ghastly sigh And say he's surely goln' to die if tie don't take, tonic exercise. They tell him he Is galnln' rast. He's lugger mi: ; this week than last. And all that sort ot cheering news. They toll him :. .-? a lazy lout And on the way to .suiter gout So personal . all their views. They tell htm I. got no arhblsh Ami that It j.s tlielf fondest wish lie- wouldn't ulwuys ? much They say that. In this Hie u win. A feller's got l" train down thin And tell him he'll soon need a' crutch. I In theatres, the. folks behind Tell him he's got an awful rind To spoil their chance to see the show. When, on the nr. he's got the sand To take a seat While Others stund. ' They label him tin "hog,'' you know. And when ho goes to buy a suit The tailor says: ''You big galoot. You'll pay Just twice what others pay." When he walks by. folks cry aloud: ! 'Oh. my, there g?es an awftii crowd,' Must be a side Show here to-day." j Mut still, when all is raid mid done, j No matter ir hi weighs a ton. No vain regret Will lie allow, lie thinks that ? v. ry skinny cuss Is knoi'kln' 'cnusc he's envious The fat man's happy, anyhow. According tu I ucle Aimer. A patriot Is a feller that yells fer, the Stars anil Stripes and then dodges his laxe?. if it wasn't fer the collar buttons and dresses that hook up the back there would te. but very Hille pro? fanity heard In tn,- world outside the llvei y stables. A teller that votes a party ticket all his Hie whether his party is right or. wrong may be loyal, but he is also a darn fool. 1 never hcer ? ?! -f a feller that wore a one-eyed monologue in his eye suf ferln' front cont isstori of the brain. It would b,? unimposStble. A minister's 1. ? Is ma a path of roses when you consider all of the poor Sunday dinners ho is obliged to participate In during the course of a] year. There Is quite a lot ,.f difference be? tween a fool : a dtlrh fool. The latter will stay and ratio t.he edge on a pair of treys. Every feller that learns how to run a vacuum cleaner or an electric toast-' or thinks he knows enough about ma-l chtnery to run :!.?? Lusltanla or the! Twentieth Century Limited. Busy If Vou Know How. Uncle, Joe Cannon, that famous oldj war horse, says I '?? :?? Is only onu thing that worries him. Hn doesn't know how to spend the time between mid? night and bc-dt:.-: ?? It is very easy If' one only knows how. Here are some of the things Uncle Joe might do: Read several chapter." of a good book with gilt covers and flexible leather cover, which usually reposes on the parlor table and, is pat in all of the hotel rooms by the Gideons. ; Play a nice long fame of colltarle. ! Write . historical novel. Go on an automobile Joy ride with a' party of convival spirits. Sit dnwn arid cat throe or four ord? ers of lobster a la NVwhurg. Hut the best place to spend the time between midnight and bedtime is In bed. j How to He Happy. Don't try to get something for noth? ing. Abblit 'he only thing you can gel for nothing Is a contagious disease Find ypi r pleasure in work and hi sure thai somebody else eloes it. Start your son to taking lessons on the sii i.- trombone and then you will get even with all the neighbors. Have aii encyclopedia la the house. There is nothing more, satisfactory to. throw at ( ,ts, for you can take about fifteen throws before you can run out, of encyclopedia. Governor Montague's Victory The wholi Slate of Virginia is to be: congratulated without reserve on ths; nomination of former Governor An? drew Jackson Montague for the con-l gresslonal scat now decupled by Cap-i tain Lamb This may be said with-; out reflection on Captain Lamb. Oov-I ornor Montague is the natural, indeed, the ?linost i.ievitablo, leader of the; progressive ivcmont In Virginia. Ills support of the Jones-Glass fight In the l ist primary contest against Martin and Swnnson for the Senute scats was the', most powe element Introduced Into! that contest. Virginia 1- going to have a politi? cal rovolutl -i of of these days, probably n ri volution Inside the Demo, era tic party, which Is ruled by the mist vlcioti machine In the whole na? tion. It > ;, seemed at times as if the Star- were hopelessly In the grip; of Its worst political forces; as if' there was ho enlightened and progres-1 slvo sentiment tlioro. But that is, never true of any Slate. The darkest hour 1? Just before the dawn, and the Abe Martin Somehow a groom never looks worthy. After all liter's somcthln' kind o' nli about beln' poor an' look-In' forward C' th' openln' o' a new nickel the-atori ~ THOSE WHO REMAINED IN THE CITY DURING VACATION SEASON, By John T. McCutcheon. [CopyrlrCJi lOUl Oy v'efaa T. *daCuioh*un.J Mrs. L.enl::?M aporit tho ?'immer In the olty, not ro!iik to th? country for the hot sermon. Tho lllncso ot er.o of hor chlluron, together wltli curtain rtniung of a buelnees natura, mo-da It Impossible to leavo tow-n for & purlod of muoh needed recuperation and reot. Mr. Jtmei Qulnn, connected with the ?ran company, did not take a vacation thin summer. I mpurat! vo bual no?? necessitated hl? proacnoa lr. tho city rturln?; tho torrid ???Min, and for thll rc.iaon h? did not go ti> tho coun? try or tho oeasloro. Hla family also remained in the city. Mm. Jo-eph Borertnan remained In h?r town house, thro us h tht inmratr. feV.a hod hoped to tal<?> l.or Ohtldrea to the country during the lntct.ao i.eat crt July tad Aujuit, but bailneii roiusona ii.ado It 1: convenient to do so. Jones-Glas? boniest marked the dawn! for Virginia. Governor Montague will not only b?" i th'- leader of a stronger progressiva movement In Virginia, hut lie will bo; a tower of strength to those enilght-| encd Democrats throughout thb South] who want better conditions generally, j Ho will bo a national loader from the start, by reason of his leadership In a great State, and also because his! moral and Intellectual parts will com? mand that position. His appearance In Congress will be the sign that Vir? ginia Is returnhg to old standards und ideals that onco made it the mother ofi Presidents, the nursery of statesmen.! Virginia Is hearing the end or the gen? eration of paltry peanutry In public af? fairs, it Is a magnificent old state, that after three centuries ig only now awakening to a true conception of Its possibilities. A new and better re glmo in public affairs will mean vast good to the State In this impending! era. j Governor Montague's goal no doubt if the Senate. He Is young and strong enough to carry the light that such an aspiration involve*, and he win win. His administration as Governor was a! bright spot In the story of sordid, sodden maladministration. His eleva? tion to the real .leadership of the State's best thought and aspirations should be occasion for rejoicing among all friends of good government.?Baltimore News. I Voice o( the People 1 Contribute to the Wilson Campaign i 1 mid. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir.?Judging from the pitiful re? sponse to your appeal for the Wilson campaign fund, it would seem that our 1" take little interest In electing peerless Wilson, tried and trui. .-tud that they had as lief have tariff-red den, trust-ridden, smiling Will or dem? agogic Boanerges, yclept the Colonel. Of the few hundreds already con? tributed, $100 were from three sources ?The Times-Dispatch's portion being $200. it is, however, hoped that the small response hitherto Is not owing to Indifference, but to absorption in primaries for Congress and Adminis? trative Board. But. making every al? lowance, it has been lamentably disap? pointing, and It should excite a blush of shame. Wo seem to have wholly forgotten that money Is most urgently needed at the beginning ?( ? campaign, and that a dollar then may be equal to a dollar and a half later, and we should re? member that we cannot get It from corporations, even if we would, but that we must dive down Into our pock? ets?otherwise we shall see tlio fairest Democratic prospects fade und wither. Dollar contributions might do well If every Democratic man, woman and chibi in the State contributed a dollar each On masse, but as this cannot be, and as. tens of thousands cannot be supposed to contribute at all, wo must cease to think In ones and think in fives, tons and larger sums, anfl act as we think. By this time Itlchmond should have contributed not less than $10.300 or $1.">,00). Instead of which we have, all told, only a few paltry hundred!". Where nre our rich men; where our men of moderate means; where our mechanics earning or $0 a (lay; where our patriots: whore our trtto bluo Democrats? Alas: judging by our puny contribution.-, we liav.0 none such, nor patriots, nor Democrats dyed in the faith, but all are poor nondescripts, too poor to contribute $.", or even $1. Wo doubtless have enough aspirants for office tit,der a Wilson administra? tion to furnish. If they would, a large campaign fund, and if they hope to s,.e their expectations realised, now Is their limb \(' got busy and chip in freely; but neither have they, as yet. proved their faith by their works. They seem to expect :<> be wafted Into olllce upon a shout, and they may be, but a far surer way would be to prove thc;r deserts by contributing the slnew? of war to Insure the success of the cause whereby they hope to profit. Expectant otiiceholdcrs?ail ye who hope to enjoy tho rewards of vic? tory?now iB the Um? to gather ?t Ar mageddon to battle for ttu- success of the Democratic purty. Ar.d what Is the Hon. Richard E. Byrd. who antici? pates being tho Virginia almoner of patronago under a Wilson administra? tion, doing to raise funds? We can? not hide our Indifference hehlnd the niea that we need no campaign fund for Virginia. Thank tho Lord that we do not, hut we need It to help doubt? ful .Mates, and It In our duty fr.ot pre? tended) to como up and help in bat? tling for tho right CIV1S, Richmond. The Daisy u.h state Flower. To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: sir.?Last fall the Mothers1 Club of William H. Buffncr School voted to adopt the daisy aa our State Mower, first, because r.o other Stato has the daisy, and white being an emblem of purity and yellow representing gold and strength: It also being a fact that the little flower 6!ows everywhen In Virginia. We were fortunate enough :-i get Edward P. Cox to draft our resolutions and prepare the bill for the last Legislature, hut we wer.- un? fortunate In not having it conic up before the House. We have seen a copy of the ldU. which Is new In the Capitol, pending the next term. 1:>U. We f, el sure of our success thon. and if the school children of New Vorit City can vote for and get it St.v. flower, the*mothers of Virginia will not fall. We are pleased to know that Mr. Owen has the Interest of our bill at heart. MRS. WILLIAM GKMMF.LL Chairman State Flower Committee. "What Are The Wild Waves Snj-liu;!" I watched the wild waves In their glea. Like happy children, glad and free. Coming In from tho sea so blue; Bringing a message, grand anc true. They spoke to mo In accMts sweet. The white cap waves loving my Let: Through tho ocean's dejp mtuiltono These words were to my spirit borne. We're children of our Father In Heaven; To each little wave a task Ii:s glvn; To follow His leading, day by day. And serve the world as best wo may. Ho sends us to the depths below.? Wo do His will and meekly go; Tor we know that In the darkest night His love Is on us. clear nnd bright. Ho calls us to tho sky ng.-iin To water the earth with gentlo rain; That (lowers may bloom, nnd golden wheat May 1111 the land with food to eat. To ships of earth we hare our breast: Form harbors safe. In which they rt*t, That they may bear to other lands Tho blessings of Hla gracious hands. Within our domnln, far and wide The finny creatures may abide: Their pillows are the dark blue waves, Secure they rest In sen-girl caves. No robed priest, no organ peal Can e're Inspire my heart to feel Rurh prize and homage, evermore As wild Waves rolling to tho shore! MRS. 11. C. OARRETT, BallsvlUe. At the nijr Theatre. There onCO was an actor called Teddy Who performed a wonderful task: Ho got his great audience ready. Then proceeded to show them his mark. lie didni do this for pleasure, Neither did he do It for pelf; Hot to prove to the folks* they were people And 'to prove that ho wasn't him? self. T. R. S. Charlotlcsvllls. QUERIES & ANSWERS Preparing ?i> "'Spule." Please g.v> Greek word and its meaning irom which we get our term ? baptize.'1 .s j. w. liapllzo" :.?- i.-ir at !::?. it'.ish let? ters wtll spell It. It means "to dip. to sink tas a ship), to diowr.. to over v. :.? .- etc.. etc. ? ?(?sport \avy Vard. Can you tell me how Gosport Navy Vard got Its earn--, and whether there is any history of that establishment? Ft. E \V ITC.ST Bit. That part of Portsmouth has been called ??Gosport'1 since It hiM an Eng? lish name. Just pr;or to the Revolu? tion the British established a marine yard at the place, and the name Is re garded to have been given ftorn that of Gp8pOt*t, n- ar Pot'tsrri??th. In Eng land, where one of th* Kirr.t old naval establishments: was located. At the Revolution all this property, together wit a that of the Drttlsh naval agent. A Mir.-w Hproule. uii confiscated to Virginia, used during the war as a yard for the Virginia navy, included in public lands ordered to be sold by act of General Assembly of 1781. but not . -. disposed of: lent to the United .States (about 1791). and put chased by the United States in ISO 1 for $1 L'.oOO. There Is an excellent ? History of the t'nlted States Navy Yard at Gosport. Va .'? by Command !- Edw, p, Lull. Marriage of Cousins, May one marry his first cousin In Virginia or any other State? A READER. He may in Virginia, and It is hardly possible that such a marriage Is for? bidden in any other State Our Record This bank has a record of uninte rtiptcd progress and growth. It success may bo at? tributed chiefly to the char? acter and ability of its Board of Directors, whose pains? taking and conservative man agement commends the bank to all those seeking an insti? tution of unquestioned relia? bility with which to deposit their money. Besides inviting rhecking accounts in any amount, .1 per rent, compound interest is paid ?n savings deposits from $1.00 upwards. ST'; STATE SUPERV ISf Q H