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"The judgment of the low? court is
affirmed." The solemn word* of the
Court of Appeals have sealed the death
Warrant of Floyd and Claude Allen,
who must suffer the end of them wlio
tranaSTess the immemorial law that de?
mands a life for a life. The tumult
and the shouting die away, and only
the calm, majestic voice that protects
the right and punishes the wrong is
heard The sanctuary at whose doors
stand all who fee the lesser judg?
ment Is closed to two of the men who
la the twinkling of an eye destroyej a
court of justice and sent five innocent
human beings to death.
The Court of Appeals sits for the
protection of the lives and the rights
of all men In this Commonwealth. Be?
fore It the weakest and strongest and
the highest and the humblest sta.no
equal It Is not a prosecutor, but a
protector. It has fulfilled Its solemn
daty. In the quiet of Its chamber It
has given the evidence before It the
closest and most deliberate scrutiny,
seeking error and prejudice in the [
trial of the condemned, forever mind?
ful that a discovery of these things I
might save their lives. They sought j
the truth, and it alone, and they found |
that the truth was that Claude and
Floyd Allen had been tried Justly by
B Jury of their peers and an impartial
judge. Let him who would question
the Judgment of the Court of Appeals
remember that that tribunal is con?
stituted to pass upon the law and the
evidence. There have been those who
clamored far commutation for cne or
both of the condemned men, but how
many of them had read the evidence,
or, having" read it, understood the law
that bore upon It? The courts are
established to sift truth from untruth,
to hear without prejudice and to de?
cide without passion the controversies
of mankind', they are the voices of
treason and social self-preservation
which prevent the temper and hasty
judgment of the mass from commit
tirp wrong or destroying light. It fa j
weil for society that. In a case like j
that which was decided yesterday, the j
reason and knowledge of the courts
are substituted for the morbid emo?
tionalism of the unreasoning- and the
unknowing. There never was a mur?
derer yet who did not receive the hero
ivorphlp of the misguided and the
There lies, of course, the appeal to j
the mercy of the Chief Magistrate ot
the ?tate His course of actton only
hhj conscience can advise. If he shall I
decade to uphold the Judgment of th>
Court of Appeals, it is to be hop"1 j
that he Wiii respite the condemned arSh j
for a brief Season, so that they ma>
make their peace with the Great Judge I
Of all men la at] tlrr.a. The decision '
of the court, beuaiiae h) pnucetded aritn 1
extreme care''an'cl deliberation, leaves
these men but four cays of Ilf.-; their
hopes xvay hav-j beer, raise*: high.
Let tbera have time te prepare for
their uaful doon
Answering Its own tj'-iery. ??wll: there
be currency reform"'- which in Its view :
"Is now the most re-iocs matter call?
ing attentlcr." the American Banker
expresses convIcMor. that there will
be; also It take? a rr.cst opt;rr.i-ti
elew of the ol.s-?r>r af the ref ? - ?
that will he given the country It lore.
Sees safe ar.i sane. un*?-:ftsr. and b :?.
Bess-;ike ?ol .tlon of f .- probler .
Prefacing tV a**.rtlon. wh! h ?
thous-htful rr.< r. a,.:: :r?r-r.r?? that f < '
extremist for. the question! omrr :
a gross error of patguust. while i...
advocate af s?- Itab i-t-r.-sts I? eve.
it.ore culpable than The dupe of false \
Ideas." our r.nar.c.a. . Mempeearyj
predicts that m Iber erUl bei
gratified: ths.t, r< a--.- :.. >. - . .n.
ttPSBoe and the activities gad Um pres.
Sure that may t* . s .
ta bear by totb. a golden mean a ...
be reached In ?,.-d?. i; j
t>d tbat tt>- I>. r.- ? ?
trtfl n banking a--- ......
the r.r<.ad issue involve*, as
Is* interests of -r.. -r
The Am-ri-an Barker h.n ; !?a
?Mm\ there will be mam . ri?
hatl'.r d -lue? the sea** r. r r . ? ? .
pr. .-? ? .r.rreas. aor does deem it
deelra--.- . rv-h-.:. :? - ?
Sd Tet It thinks vigorous
he med?. BMl o-jgbt to be made, kg
the short term remreen'wg i?. . i
her .. to get *v<->tblng in r.*..
for tre ir.t- J.cTior. t<f a reft.r;.. ..
84 the reg-.ar r-eaelwn '>'. the r.-w
Cer.gr?? a ear ? r.je Her? n
phases most ?tnklrgly its Belief la
srfcat a: . I-. a hat win be
the radults, and the tinea oa which
the auhl'lon *> .. be ac-owi>)!?hed B>
that tlaua it ?a>a. ta* ma*nt- leaders
M both bouses uii, - ,v? -g- 'd oa a
aerrrer.-v rr.^a?-. - ?i., he at
Owns radical .r>d -<-?.".*? k iR , u
p-err tat ina nil ?: - ugh to be ac
?eptaaae tho-e ?.. ...
|ne satisfactory to those who are not
' radical." The rarioua phases of re?
form. It believes, "will be approached
by men restrained by a sense of re?
sponsibility when acting upon one of
the fundamental Issues of the hour"
and who will recognise that "the
consequences which may flow from
the enactment of a good or a bad
measure axe too serious to be passed
over lightly." The American Banker
has put the banking and currency re?
form the country needs, and the man?
ner in which it sh-juki be approached,
I In a nutshell, and there is every
reason to anticipate that it* faith will
j be justified.
iMr. Underwood. the Democratic
leader In the House, ant declared
j that, save for tariff revision, bankins
and currency reform is the most vital
issue to the country. In that declar?
ation was a distinct promise thut as
soon as the on.- was disposed of the
other would l>- taken up. Revision
having been gotten out of tne way
ut the extra fission, there is no reason
why the banking arid currency ques?
tion shoudd not be mad- the first and
the paramount subject of legislation
[ at the regular session, and settled.;
On the contrary, there is every reason j
that It should be. Time could not be,
more propitious, since all possible
suspense as regards the schedules hav
tag become a thing of the past, bus!- j
ness and financial Interests could not J
be In better situation to adjust them
I selves ?o conservative. yet at the
[same- time progressive, b'.nkin? and.
I currency changes, such as the Ameri- I
j can Banker forecasts.
In revising as soon as possible our
I antiquated, inadequate banking and
currency system, the party will be
obeying the mandate of the people no
less than In revising Immediately the
tariff. Equal obligation Is laid upon
It In both cases; In both it has equal
opportunity to prove itself worthy of
the trust the masses have reposed In lt.j
Richmond Is glad to welcome to-day
the Philadelphia Trade Expansion Com?
mittee, and regrets that their sojourn
here is not to be longer. They come
for the purpose of drawing closer to?
gether the business interests of the
Quakeo city and the eitles anri towns
of this section of the nation. Iltch
mond appreciates an endeavor analo?
gous to hers and understands the up?
building value of the enterprise of
these Phlladolphlans. Especially are
we glad to have with us Mai or Blank?
enburg, under whose administration
Philadelphia prospers and progresses.
Let all the business men of Richmond
loin In the welcome to these visitors,
and In so doing indicate their readi?
ness for closer trade relationship with
The progressive platform for more
sensible clothes for women includes
a plank for pockets. In one sense this
Is a specific declaration for currency
reform, for the Innovation would un?
doubtedly provide better banking facil?
ities for women. The absence of pock?
ets In feminine dress Is as indefensi?
ble as the Payne-Aldiich tariff b'll.
Why shouldn't women have convenient
sartorial reaeptacies. Just like men?
There is here an unjust discrimination
that must be destroyed by sweet rea?
sonableness. Undoubtedly, the pocket
reform will be fought vigorously by
the handbag manufacturers, whose
busin? ss weald be ruined If women I
were permitted by an edict of fashion j
to carry their stamps, money, visiting j
cards, smelling salts, confectionery, i
mirrors, manicure sets, love letters, re-j
serve hair and powder puffs In capa-1
does pockets instead of In m:r.iat ;re i
suit cases. The pocket plank should
have tho most strident indorsement of)
the suffragists, hecsuse by It a method j
wo iid be provided them for carrying'
campaign Cigars with which to win.
the male of the species. Them, too, the j
plank is In line with the public health I
movement, for a woman, if the reform;
be adopted, will have somewhere to
carry n?r car fare, and an Impatient!
phalanx of m?r. will not have to stand r
out in the rain and bring on pn?i:mo- j
r.ta while sh? fimhles through her'
le^th?r whatr.ot only to find that she;
Ms hidden the coin 'n her glove. Pock?
ets for women'* Of course. Why should
the creature* ug pantaloons possess a
TTonopoly In pockets? Eq-ial rights
?? - .!i sT>?<-ia. privileges for none.
** _?
Rt WIM. It til U 4Y?. u\ Rt:rr.
At rh, ,^st ?l'-etlon th? voters of
Oresrea had n f-rred to them for ratt
?' ? ctioT. a m?*sur?- with
i this remarkable ar.-l informing Hess:
An act to pre trie r-.r a uniform
I pet entag? the retetfeosshap of the.
? sesH flags, to provide for}
'*he est?! of minimum carload j
- '?? !?> ??'?? ' i.-m rate ? r, the i
t-asis <.r th? less thin carload rat? of I
ad the ? :m ' arionO j
rate ?hei mat :~ ?-?rx>d en csrteessi
r.ts * .. rat? ..pen
' ?? ! * '?* be com
pMed end setstrlbina ;.? asittea fee the
' ? * the ?et '
N' * *' e * 'rregon
l" ?heert all ?????' Tr .? it was
M -1 to th?m T st ehe, ?-?
? -1 we??h* is I??s ?ra?
Jt.vS* asaaOs the car and rst? ?neli
net . i ?e. i :< ,?- . ?it of tt-e lees than
?-Sr oed rat? wh?n betw.en r\ese
and r?.?>?* pooida. i? per rent of the
I?-. t..?n sawhaad r?t/ wb*n Mr^?
:*'de and ?????... n te p. - cent,!
and a ben 1 ?tween es spa ?^g |g spa I
parade, ? par real Qu? stmage,
wsent it" Ve-v 'nteOaaJke* te the
I r. ?. snra who is nnladbrTgisd ee te
rgllrial fsesght rgerg
W??r. i it a probesns for treslc dsV
perts who knew te
rstber than;
for the peop.e wke g*g net kaow
Whet do the r-t.r, |a i-.-.^ ? h#t
do the voters ?? ? > - -.
??/wr'r. sr.-.* ?Sortt
'?asv?, .-ir., pM
mmm r rPebjjffM rs?ee- The ?tat?
i'llclal boor bavin* to 4? with railroad
problems, advised ths electorate to
I reject the bill because the law would
operate wholly in favor of the whole?
sale and jobbing- Interests and the
larger shippers generally, and would
permit the railroads to raise many
carload rates previously less than the
percentages fixed In the bill. In the
' opinion of the commission, the bill was
pure class legislation. The people.
I however, approved the measure.
I The popular sanction of this bill was
ja strange mis arrlage in popular leg
{Ixlation. for other questions at the
tarnt election as to which the voters
were in doubt were rejected. The elec
1 torate could not have understood a
\ railroad rate ''ill. unless guided by e*
' pens. Was this another case whore
(sinister interests utilized popular igno
I ranee to promote private gain? Was
[this another case in which a p'.under
] bund Ilitnflnnnued the people?
The Hallway Age Gazette says that
alien, in addition to regulation by
; State commissions and even to oc- ;
' easlonal rate-making by the I^glsla
j cures, "the most complex questions of
[railway rate-making and the most dif?
ficult problems of railway operation
are submitted to a plebiscite, regula?
tion of railways descends to the level
?f a farce." Can that be denied? If
government regulation of public ser- i
Vice corporations is unintelligent it
will be at the same time unfair and
unreasonable. <v>uc<-tirnK of tran.o
eharg< s should be solved by competent
experts and not by an incompetent
electorate. When it Is almost Impossi?
ble to secure commissions expert
enougih to solve such problems satis
factorily, is there any escaping from '
the conclusion that the people are in
capable of regulating railways through ,
the referendum? Hit or miss decisions :
at the polls menace the public interest.
Railway regulation by the referendum |
reduces the referendum to the absurd.
The statistical bureau of the United
States Department of Agriculture has
made many strange and sensational
announcements as the results of its
Inquiries. Only a few weeks ago, in
the closing days of the presidential
campaign, the Taft managers sudden?
ly discovered that the crop reports of
this department showed a decline in
the price of agricultural products, and,
with these astounding facts In thelt
possession, attempted to convince the
electorate that they w?re about to be
delivered from the h'.gh cost ox living
burden. Perhaps the most wonderful
discovery of the agricultural statisti?
cians, however, has Just been made
public. In a recent bulletin the asser?
tion is made that the economic status
of the farm laborer has been steaoily
Improvlng. His increase In compensa?
tion has more than offset the rise in
prioes during recent years, and as a
consequence It has been found that
agricultural labor in the United States
has been spared the common fate of
all other classes of hunraalty In all
parts of the world. In other words,
the claim Is made that the real wages
and standard of comfort of the farm
worker have been Increased.
We hope that this remarkable dis?
covery will withstand successfully all
the tests which statistical analysts
may apply to it Amid the general
gloom which has been produced by the
steadily narrowing margin between
family and personal incomes and ex?
penditures, it is gratifying to know
that the farm workers have been
meeting with exceptional prosperity.
May their lot continue to grow better
and may their tribe increase.
A number of anonymous communica?
tions intended for publication have
gone into The Times-Dispatch waste
basket because of our invariable rule
against printing such matter. If the
writer of n letter wishes his cotmnu
r.iratlon printed under a psetrdenym.
that wish is always respected. If the
writer gives us his name as a pledge
i f good faith and Identity. Many un?
signed letters have been received by
s* which had reference to the effort
to commute the sentences of Floyd and
?laude Allen, but their anonymity
prevents thetr publication. Anony?
mous letters are valueless, and The
r.rr.-s-Dispatch will print none.
There are sixteen applicants for the
Emporla postmasters hip, and as many
for that of North Emporla. while many
others will come into the race later.
The Emporia Meesenger says that "the
boys are certainly not losing any time
in llr.ing up before the pie counter.**
hut all except one will be handed n
negt slice of lemon ccncoctJon.
!>t C r.ggleston. of New Tora, isj
? onducting a crusade against the cigar]
cutters found In tobacco store He
i>?ilevs That they menace the public
health mor? than the common drinking)
cup. *sa?rt:ng that dleeaee ?s oftenj
sra.-.vrltt.-i because smokers moisten ?
th? tips of ThMr cigars before Ineert-j
??;? ? r,d 1-. the cutter
it .? a Georgia rr,an, with a tTsscrrrla,
v :te *r.d r-o-gia dai.ghtera that Is
ge:r.g to take the oath of office a*I
Pr.sioent of the United States, end|
^?orerja tr.-jet b? there to honor those
ronoe- h?\r name.'* says the Atlanta
?i-r.ai In p? as big aa the whopper
tr. t?li* In claiming the greet Vir
. ?r.. who bed to take down his
ahir-e-Ie and tone* Atlanta
*~. .la-ce rheeor* snd shyster*
- ropo?sir.g tb* law practice
K :. Ts node Jspejeeee.
f *t?d Hoppe, the
champion WB1 Rleli
Hobeen nab thhJ yellee? peril*
\ Vorth r?rolln? baby baa been la
Cif*d ! V f re Wl>o-s? to Tire 1? t*>??
?At. - House. ?.jt her grarrrfrnotr.' r
had.j^isa^-hr* ..VwW-^lt'-k-e
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
Kraam the HiokeyvUle Claurtoau
I Hank Tumins ought to ba about the
I cleanest man in our vlllag-e. His wife
1 keeps him In hot water all the time.
' Hank Tamms is in tralnln' out on
j the fair grounds track. He expects
: to run for road commissioner. Hod
1 Peters says, next to betn' ornery pall
' bearer at some funeral, he would rath
' er bo floor manager at some dance
i than anything else.
I l>oc Hanks says Klder Stubbs bas
got the shingles. By ginger, now
. would be a good time to put a new
roof on the meetln' bouse. A feller
down to the Kapida tried to bunco.
Elmer Jonea. Elmer was wanting to
bap a bicycle and the feller tried
to sell him a twenty-two-pound one
for $05. Elmer said he could get ?
lirty-i'ound one a dum sight cheaper
than that right to hum. That was
one slicker that got left, all right
Old Man Purdy says a chocolate Sun?
day must be a d un religious drink.
Hank Tunims was out driving last
week. He drove a forty-foot well for
Anse Judsou. (JiauUpa Bibblns found
a trial bottle of Doc Hanks tonic
In his whiskers this week. He had
missed it since early ast fall. The
tunk game in the back room of the j
drug store lusted nearly all night '
Thursday. It didn't break up and let
Bag fellers go home until 9 o'clock. ?
A one-horse grocery store or a one
horse barber shop is all right, but
Amos Butts says a one-horse livery j
striMi- ain't much good, especially
When there is a funeral. Miss Arrty
Stubbs has got the hives and a new j
.switch, and between scratchin' and
tixin" up her back hair sh? is kept
so busy that she don't have no time
to run her millinery emporium. Miss
Lutie Bibblns, who runs the dancing
school, is introducing a new dance j
which is called the St. Vitus.
Lucy: We cannot pay you anything
for the joke you have submitted to {
the effect that you feed your taby j
garlic ao you could find It in the dark.
We have published It every year for |
the laat seven years, and there are j
tlmea when the reading public has ,
some rights which must be respeoted. |
B. M.: If you take half a pint of
arsenic after each meal you will suf- j
fer from dyspepsia no more.
Lucius: Why complain of the high '
coat of living? You can save a lot
Of money if you cut your own hair :
and eat corn meal mush. ,
H. G.: Yes, we can tell you how to j
remove a corn so that it will never ,
come back. Hit the toe a brisk clip!
with a sharp hatchet right where the j
toe joins onto the foot.
The Kicker.
He kicks about the weather and
He kicks about the ahows.
He kicks about the service and
The food wiiere'er he goes
He kicks about the street cars and
He kicks about the gas;
He kicks about the baseball games
When he goes on a pass.
He kicks about the President.
He kicks about the King.
He kicks about the House of Lords,
And almost everything.
Ha kicks about the summer and
He kicks about the 'heat.
He kicks about the winter and
The hail and snow and aleet.
He kicks about his neighbors and
He kicks about his wife.
He kicks when there is too much peace
And he kicks when there Is etrlfe.
When he gets to the promised land
It's going to make him sick.
It won't be heaven there for him
Without a chance to kick.
1 A Nursery of Statesmen [
Mrs. Martin Littleton's ardent cam?
paign to procure the erection of
Thomas Jefferson's villa, "Monticello."
into a public memorial of its whilom
owner, appear* to have acquired an
access of authority and popularity,
now that Virginia has again mothered
a President. Her plans. however,
may yet go agley, for Jefferson Levy,
In whom title to the property is vest?
ed, is resolved to retain his owner?
ship, ar.d says he is prepared to resist
indefinitely any attempt which may
be made to dispossess him of it, either
by ? benevolent assimilation" or
through condemnation proceedings un?
der the government's power of emi?
nent domain. Whether or not Mrs.
Littleton shall succeed in her Inter?
esting endeavors, the agitation she
has begun will at least have the ef?
fect of redirecting public attention to
the remarkable richness of Albemarle
County in historical associations.
"Monticello.'' <n fact, la only one of
very many mansions clustered about
Charlottesville which in their time
have been the homes of men who
played great parts in the making of
American history. Probably there is
no other rural community In the coun?
try which first and last has been the
abiding place of so many men of na?
tional and International fame. Alumni
of the University of Virgin!* have al?
ways stood for high democratic 'deala
of government, and it is not a matter
for wonder that they should. Set down
for four years or more at the very
heart and capital of this unique com?
munity, they could hardly escape be?
ing influenced permanently hy the
exalted patriotism, the genu'ne de?
mocracy, whlcj, I* the very atmos?
phere and fjfnlus of the place?could
hardly* fall to gather some enduring
inspiration from Intimate dally life
amid the home* and haunts of so many
good and great men of older day*,
all of whom, however they differed
in their opleiors on other matters, be?
lieved and practiced pure democracy.
Merely to enumerate some of the
famllv seats about Charlottesville?
some, unfortunately, only memories
new- m*r.v also owned, in "these par?
lous times," by aliens?will ??rve t<>
eonvry some Idea of the part which
this one county of AIhernar>. In Vir
glnfa. baa played In the bonding of .
Abe Martin
rroe? hutched elbows have been
leaner! lo Just t '-rumu his Wife don t
jrhew or stroke ft.- avemere hn?b?r.d
Iravt understand ?hp she Should
Iwent an* jaen?*?. . tmm W?
_By John T. McCtttchcon._
tCut? ?!?*>: Mtth Mr tmm I. H0Onm?iu | _
the republic. Near to "Xontlcello" It 1
"Shadwell," home of Jefferson's fath- j
er, reter Jefferson. 'surveyor and ,
map-maker." A few miles northward '
Is "Montpelier," home and burial-place ?
of James Madison. Up the railroad a <
short distance Is the site o. an hum- j
ble cabin where wa? born Zachary ,
Taylor, hero of the Mexican War and !
President of the United States. Near i
Charlottesvgle lived James Monroe,
fourth among the Presidents. On a
creek tributary to the red it'vanna In '
a hut of which go trace now remains, j
was born Thomaa Sumter, the par?
tisan general of the Revolution, mem- |
ber of Congress and Senator from .
South Carolina. "Hopewell" was the i
home of Moses Waddell. the "Blind
Preacher." celebrated In a famous
chapter of "The British Spy." by Wil?
liam Wirt. Harri by stood ' Spring- ,
Held" and "The Meadows," seata of the \
Lindsays, wh0 have gallantly borne ,
conspicuous parts In Virginia history
from Colonial daya In the same I
neighborhood was ".Logan." where j
dwelt Dr. Thomas Walker, explorer of j
Kentucky and conciliator of border I
Indians, who was present at Brad- |
dock's defeat, as commissary-general
of the troops under Washington. Dr.
Walker was" Jefferson's guardian also. |
Mildred G lmer. who became the wife
of William Wirt. Attorney-General of
the United States, was a belle of '
"Pen Park." Prom the same stately
mansion came Thomas Walker G'lmer. i
Governor of Virgin'? and Secretary of
the Navy under Tyler; he wag killed |
by the explosion of a cannon on the !
steamer Prlncjeton. "Keswlck" was j
the home of the Pages, a family fa
moos from Virginia's earliest times. ;
Two members of that family are pro- i
fessors in the University of Virginia ;
at this time. Another member is the
suthor. Thomas Nelson Psge. "Castle |
Hill" was the home of WHPam Cabell
Rives, who was a conspicuous figure
In the history of this country during
the first half of the nineteenth cen?
tury. Congressman for three terms,
twins United States Senator and twice !
minister to France, Mr. Rlvea was
also the biographer of Madison. The
.aeriwethers. domiciled st "Kinloch."
furnished to Amer ca Meriwether
L*wi>. champion of Clark on the I
"Oregon Trail." and the two David |
Meriwethers. the eider of whom went ?
to Georgia where he served as legis
ist or and Congressman, and repre- !
sented Presidents Jefferson and Jack?
son in negotiations with the Creeks
and Cherokeea The younger David '
succeeded Henry Clay as Senator from I
Kentucky, and Wae afterward terri?
torial Governor of New Mex'co. "Bel- |
volr" waa the home, of Hugh Nelson.
Speaker of the House of Delegates
in tbe General Assembly of Vlrg'nia
judge of the General Court, twelve
years a member of Congress, and
finally minister to Spain. "Belmont**
was built by Dr. Chsrles Everett, pri?
vate secretary to President Monroe.
? Edgehlll" was tbe residence of Jef?
ferson's eon-In-law. Governor Tbomae
Mann Randolph. "Blenheim." near
the home of Monroe, was tbe dwell'ng
of Andrew Stevenson. Speaker of tke
national House of Representatives and
minister to the court of St. Janes un?
der Jackson. Not far away I* the
house In which was horn Edward
Coles, territorial Governor of IH'nols.
and first Governor of the State. Close
at hand la the birthplace of Wilson
Cary Nicholas, member of Congress.
United States Senator and Governor
of Virginia Of this vicinage, too. was
Joshua Fry. colonel of Washingtons
resTlment, above whose burial-place
that greet man carved upon n tree
that (Kenesth this shelter lay "the
good, the Jest, the noble Fry." With?
in a nilie of each other are two es?
tates of the Rerbour family. On jt.w
resided in his day Ismen Rerbour.
Governor of Virginia, United Statee
Senator and minister to tbe court of
I St tarrrps. on th? other lived bis
! brother. Pklltp Tendleton Rarbour.
member of ronarress. ?Speaker of tbe
House of Representatives, and fus?
tic., of the Supreme Court. Near the
centre of Charlotteevliie was horn
Nicholas P. Trist, the Kentucky
statesman, who concluded the trenty
of Gnadaiup* litdslsTO. Amid these
re* hills of Albemarle wsa born T>a te?
nor Care, who married .l?*tfer?on'e
sister and whose son and namesake
was judge of the Supreme Court of
Appeals of Virginia from l*2< to 1SS7.
Another of theae Piedinoatese, Fran?
cis Walker Gllmer. wag sent ?broad
by Jefferson In 1X2? te engage dta
tineutehed fTeian scholars to an pre
fessionsi chairs I? the young Unl
I veralte of Virginia "Ede?ew?Tth" was
'the home of William Fltshusrk Oer
Idon. trusted friend of Jeffs rose
'end Calhoun. and origins tor of tke
[rational eubtreaeury system. tier
I don't son-In-law. William J Robert?
son, bom In Cbartott?eni|e. was heed
I of tb* Virata's bar In bts generation,
.and was coweael for Robert TB. Lee's
' Mldr"t. in their fernen* ?alt te re*
(cover * rimer on from the ml ted
State* government.
I gtr i;?*?ege Tucker once wrote te
.William \. let. "In s half playfnl half
(earnest tone/" that "Socrateg blmsisf
'would pass unnoticed and forgotten in
I Virginia. If he were not a public,
character, and gome of his speeches
preserved in a newspaper." But there j
have been marry who were public j
characters, who also had some or i
their speeche? preserved in the news- !
papers, and yet their memory has not '
escaped the corrod'ng tooth of time, i
The same process has taken place In 1
: South Carolina; we. too. had our I
I gianta in the old days, and all too j
many of them are now unwept and j
unsung. It were well that their mem- !
?ry abould be revived, and this ser- 1
vice is one of the most Important col- |
I lateral benefits flowing from such agl- i
tat'on as Mrs. Littleton and her co
laborers have begun with respect to
I ontlcello." Fortunately, the curious- j
minded who would make acquaint?
ance with the worthfei of old Albe- \
I marls have ready to their hands much
'printed Information, very much more
! than is available to those who would
I know the great departed of South
; Carolina. There la a rich blbllog
: I aphy of extant works relating to the
region about Charlottesville. Among |
I the most -interesting of these books
'procurable by tho general reader are
j The Page Family In Virginia" (Page).
"Old Churches and Families of Vir?
ginia" (Meade). "Social Life ?n Vir- j
;glnia in the Seventeenth Century"1
i (Bruce). "Historic Homes of the South- j
west Mountains" (Mcartel. "Albemarle
ICOunty in Virginia" (Wood). "Jefferson. I
Cabell and the University of Virgin's"
.. atron). "William Fltzhugi. Gordon" |
j (Gordon), biographies of Jefferson
Madison. Monroe and Randolph in j
I "The Statesmen Series." and alumni I
[bulletins of the Un*verslty of V?r
Iglnla. Lovers of history could hardly |
[take up a more fascinating line of
1 reading for winter evenings?Colum
?Ms (S. C) State.
|| Voice of the People |
deads AUea Has a Friend ta Amelia
To the Editor of The Times-Dtspatch:
Sir.?Brother George W. McDaniel is
not alone In hla belief that Claude Allen <
' is innocent of the crime he Is Chargen
Iwith. ThM boy has done no more than
any other boy would have done that la '?
worthy of a name and If Virginia takes
the life of this boy she will commit I
nothing short of Judicial murder.
No one knows, or ever will know. I
I this side of the grave who did the
killing In tho ttlllsvllle court Under
such excitement, public Sentiment seem
to demand the unJost verdict of such a
brave and noble boy. Where are all of
the good Christian people of old Vir?
ginia? Why can't they cry Out for Jus?
tice and Mercy for this dear boy? May
the good lord la his mercy provide
some way for bis escape from the
electric chair, f do hope and pray be
may get Justice In Court of Appeals. I
cant believe the door of hope is closed
against him If It has closed let the
good psepls of the land seek to open
the door for a better deed could n-rver
be done W. S. BARPKX
Rodophll Va
PUMai Asa. sa Theatre Cm* taae
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch
Sir.?If Richmond ever hutlde a real
temple of art, music and drama, as is
proposed, will commercialism again be
the keynote and a huge advertisement
adorn the curtain? The "Aid to Di?
gestion'- alga flitted down before my
eyas as say oars were ringing with
the ft aale of -Rob la Hood." Act K
How It Jarred*! Had the entire cur?
tain been planned as aa ad, it we.ub?
' not have been an shocking-, but the
drop Is worth more than that ad. Had
my flr*t view of it been obtained at
the "Othello" production. I believe I
should have shrieked. However, one
gets used to anything; these days, and
as I am a stranger, no offense will no
taken. After all. It Is good to "aid di?
gestion"?at any cost. u
Shortest Block.
Can you Inform me what >s the
i shortest block in Richmond?
j R G. 8.
Xot without a definition of what yon
i mean by "blcck." There are places
notably along Brook Avenue, wher*
istreets converge so as to make blocks
i only long enough for the ?ront of a
narrow house
j 4 astral la.
Why Is the government of Australia
called a "commonwealth"? Is It not
still a colony of England?
R r_ K
The alx original colonlea?New South
Wales. Victoria, Queensland, south
.Australia. Western Australia and Tas?
mania?in convention at Sydney Jan
, uary 1. 1*01, erected themselves into
the confederation styled "The Com
Irrrmwealth of Australia." with a fed
|eral constitution very similar to ours,
jand with a federal parliament con
' sisting of the Governor-General as
' repr.\-ntatlve of the King and a Sen
!ate and a House of Representatives.
[ Thy- federal capital Is Melbourne
i-.a.-h of the original colonlea retains
I all powers not vested by coastHatlon
|ln the "commonwealth." and each has
its own machinery of local govern -
i ment?Parliament. Governor, ministry
i and judiciary?much as our States.
I CesjntMa ta Wlsisaala.
Can you give ma the names and area
lof the counties in Wisconsin?
It would take up too much space.
Write to the Secretary of the Com?
monwealth. Madison. W'a *?o State
in the I'nion trends more money with
better judgment than Wisconsin in
making the resource*) of the country
known, and the secretary can send
you clrculara and handbooks full of
every matter of Interest
Williams sharp
Please gtate some facta In the Ufa
of William Sharp and give the title
of some of his worka N. P. A.
Born in Scotland, 1*??: educated at
University of Glasgow: traveled for
some years: settled In London. Wrote
"Human Inheritanc*." ?'Earth's Voices."
"Romantic Ballail*. "Sosplrl dl Roma,"
"Flower n' the Vine." -Vistas." "l.yrl?
cal Poems." biographies of TV O. Bos
settl. Shelley. Heine. Browning, etc
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