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THE RICHMOND PAIAADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1C09, Tt3 Zl&ZZZl RIt33 ti Sra-Tcza Published an owned or the Issued 7 Twins and onict ftnwr Norm ft and A streota. Umm Jneae RICHUOXD. ZK9IAMA. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. Xs RlestSBoad f let per year (la ad vance) or lee nor week. - MAIL SUBSCBXfTIONa One year, la tinsw ......$ fta months, la Mtun . One month. In aavaace .41 RURAL ROUTES. One yar. In aavanee tt.Ow mx aicnths. hi advance . l.tt Oao month, la advance M Address chaasod aa often mo doolrods both now and eld addresses must bo given. . . SubocHboro wlK pitM romli with order, which oheula bo si von for a ,. foclflcd torm; cease will not bo enter ed until payment U received. Entered at Richmond. Indians, port offlco as second Lm malt matter. BIO I I IMMMT etttls ( Now York Ctarlhaa aal oirtlflod to tho elMuUtuo 1 pasoaanoa. only th ncares of ssmsiiim la its report an aWl THE MAKING GOOD OF SEVER IDGE. Senator Beverldge thus far will have no cause to regret that the country Is In the throes of a brawl over the tar iff. Ho Is In the happy position of the man on the right side, who wins whether the actual returns show that he is accomplishing anything or not. To tr-rrecple of Indiana who had the idea ' ' r nrpcse of the republican party lu uik'ny a new tariff was to revise the old to a lower form and to take .off some of the exeressencea on which certain substantial trusts have grown fat, he will not lose, should the party in congress disregard its prom ises to the people.. (The platform which Beverldge is ac credited with is simple enough there Is a point to the fire of questions which his oratorical ability Is making effect ivo even against the powerful and complacent Aldrich. Here it is: v ' Vht When ever the senate committee has increased a duty over the house bill he will vote to put back the house rate unless some very good reason is fftwuiou ivri i lie; iuitcbbv, v . 2. Whenever the senate committee has made a reduction in the house bill he will vote to allow that reduction to stand if he is not shown sufficient rea- When the time comes for Beveridge to come back to his native heath for re-election, etc., all he will have to do, to square himself with his constituency is to prove that he has carried out his program, v It will not make any great difference whether the party has repu diated Its Chicago declarations and avoided the - admonitions of Taft or whether it sees the handwriting on tha wall. Beverldge will not and shoull not lose. He has so far stuck to his guns, and there is no reason to believo that he will not keep up his fire. Even the back woods people in Indi ana can understand a Simula flrht on the Iron ore and finished pig proposi tion when it is known that the United States Steel company is In favor of making raw material impossibly high when it comes from foreign parts. The small manufacturer and the consumer and the workmen for the independent manufacturer may understand that raw material such as pig iron from Bel cjium, can be bought at a much lower rate than the price for the same In the United States, and that it will not be the ruin of tho country for this to hap pen. Therefore when it is announced that Beverldge will make a fight for free lm .1 M I a. ... . .. . . muuu ui iruu, 11 win not go nam with those of us in this state who want revision which means lowering of the schedules on things which we have to buy and which otherwise would go into the hands of the United States Steel company. It would appear to those not on tha tcene of battle that Beverldge is mak lug IWV. CRIMINAL FORESIGHT. Tho percentage of convictions in criminal cases in this country t is so small that when men and women are brought to book, the special .corre spondents of the papers pound their typewriters with - extra speed and ,vervo. In a kidnaping case which hap pened . recently, the conviction of the criminals was heralded throughout the country and we were told that the per sons found guilty were prostrated that they had to be conveyed away from the court house In an ambulance, so great was the remorse and tha extreme pity which . these Individuals had tor them moans unusual. . The cases of nervous repentance and self-pity seem to be on . the increase. Just how much these occurrences art OYCMacxalfied by the dispatches, It la aot easy to determine but allow t ins tat a consider able amount of over- deserlption, there yet remains much to ponder on. - ' ' It would seem that criminal fore sight It relying somewhat on the lax ity of judicial procedure, It would al so seem that there is a growing disa bility among those who commit pre meditated crime, to have a fearful lack of appreciation of the harm which they themselves, inflict on the other mem bers of society, and to hold that those who commit crime are to be held ob jects of pity, when our too ineffective courts actually do convict and impose a serious penalty. Nor is this phenomenon very fa. from the daily experience of the police court reporters and the managing edi tors of papers, v Men who get Into trouble, even in a petty way, suddenly become mindful of the disgrace wheu they realize that the thing will appear in type. The higher the station whieh they have attained in artificial society the more these individuals are provok ed if their deeds are laid bare to the public gaze. ' Whether this argues a growing tend ency for death-bed repentance and ab solution, it would be hard to tell. It probably means that society is becom ing artificial enough for it to make a difference in the status of an individ ual, whether he is caught or not caught. A man may go on very com fortably aa long as the tory;is only repeated In whispers and from lip to lip he may even, have the evidence of his trial spread before the public view and if be escapes on a technicality, he, and most of the world with him, regards it as a proof of his innocence, and he is admitted again Into the highest status with full rights of com munion with his fellow men. But let that same man be convicted on the same evidence let the saving techni cality be absent and the world jumps down on him with all its thumbs turn ed down with true Roman joy In the slaughter of a gladiator. Even if this is the case the fact does not excuse those mortals who get into things with their eyes open, with a full knowledge of the consequences who re fuse to take those consequences, wheu the time comes. Even in matters which have nothing to do with the newspapers and which are far afield from the courts the boy who goes in to some college scrape knowing that it means expulsion if r he is caught thinks only of his family and the pro spective joys of college life, when the day for his dismissal comes and he has used all' his father's influence with the board of trustees in vain. It argues a lack of sporting blood in the nation when we, who boast of our willingness to take chances be they in business or in driving motor cars or in jumping on street cars show our unwillingness to pay the penalty after the game is lost. There is a little phrase about "tak ing medicine like a man another about "those who enter into the pugi listic arena must expect to have a few landed on the point of the chin." If these things were thoroughly learned, there would be less crime, less negli gence, less Indignant protest at news papers and more respect for courts. There is too much unheeding hyste ria in the nation at present, which re solves itself into tears when the game is played and the judge hands down a decision of "guilty." Criminal hindsight is having a great deal of sympathy shown for it, and a great deal of space in the newspapers, while the essence of wisdom fore sight, ; is obtaining very little credit, and may in time, become an extinct quality. - In the meantime the citizens will continue to read of the nervous fear which attends those who get the lim it, coupled with tears of repentance. Perhaps, by looking on long enough, those in the audience will learn their lesson from the horrible examples which fill the news columns of those with copious amounts of hindsight and no great amount of consideration for any things else but their own reputations. TWINKLES Tho Tendency. "Will peach-basket hats go out of style soon 7" "I think so," answered the fashion expert. "The bushel-basket hat Is al ready on the way." Terrible Candor. "What part of my book did you most enjoy T' asked the authorette as 6he brushed her hair over her ears. And after a moment's reflection Miss Cayenne answered: "The cover design." people have the nerre to defy those who seek a system of financial op pression?" "I am sure they haven't," answered Mr. Sirius Barker. "Look at me. I'm just as sensitive to injustice as any body. And yet 1 never hesitate about handing a head waiter a comfortable tip for doing nothing except look haughty!" A Call to Duty. . We're feelin sort o lonely here at Pohick on the Crick; Our spirits are a-droopin' an' our hearts are kind o sick. WTe're wishin' that our statesmen would git through their tariff talks An cheerfully re-enter on their old ac customed walks. It isn't that we mind the cost occas ioned by delay; Pohick has alius had the price an ain't afraid to pay. But we miss the gentle eloquence of speakers that come down A-visitin', an' note the glorious pros pects of our town. We love that good old tale of how a favored place like this Is certain to become, in time, a great metropolis; The fellers at the corner store are all delighted when They compliment the wisdom of our risin' business men. It may be but a custom. I have heard some people say They talk to every city that they come to jes' that way. uut an tne same we like it; an we wish that they'd be quick An' come once more to cheer us up at Pohick on the Crick. Items Gathered in From Far and Near Playground Congress. From the Baltimore Sun. The third annual congress of the Playground Association of America is a notable assemblage of good people who gath ered in - Pittsburg yesterday. The movement for children's playgrounds in the cities has been rendered neces sary by changes that have come to pass. Not many years ago, when cities were not as large as they are now, and when a great majority of the population dwelt in the country and villages, there were abundant playgrounds in even the large cities. There were commons and vacant lot4 within reach of most of the children, and they spent a great part of their time out of doors. But in these days there are few vacant lots near the congested districts, and if there are any they are. generally fenced around. The city child, therefore, has. no play ground but the street, unless some benevolent ' association provides one. And the street is the worst possible place for a child to be. He is there in danger of life and limb from pass ing vehicles; he is subject to every evil influence, and is constantly com ing , in collision .with, the , policeman. The timid . and weak who stand in most need of outdoor exercise do not get it, and often grow up to be phy sical . weaklings. It is the object of the . playground associations to pro vide lots where city children can play their games in safety and where the influences will be wholesome. ' Porto Rico. From the New York Sun. It is ob vious that the functions of govern ment could be paralyzed by a stub born refusal of the house of delegates to vote appropriations at an extra session recently called by Gov. Post the house was still in an obstructive mood. Whatever changes may be necessary in the Foraker act, an ex perimental measure at best, there can be no doubt that the expenses of the government must be provided for, and it can be done without reasonable ob jection by the Porto Ricians them selves if the amendment proposed by the president is enacted. We are glad to see that Mr, Taft doubts the per fection of the organic" law and com mits himself to the opinion that some of its provisions as to the respective jurisdiction of the executive council and the house of delegates should be revised by congress. Have a Care on the Water. From the Baltimore American." DL IF CSO D all and oee them. tft7e are the " Boy c" that ore delivering the goodo &0K1 Second-hand RAMBLER AUTO in good shape. 20 horse power, 2 cylinder, 5 passenger. Detachable tonnau. New gas lamps, new carburetor, new radiator, new water system. Seven tires. Full line of extra parts. The price is right InE KfeGNMU' II Oj.A W I r f I I I I I v I JUU u u ODD With the coming of the mild May days drowning accidents are begin ning to figure prominently in the news dispatches. The most distressing tragedy of the kind thus far reported since the opening of the 1909 outing season is that involving the sudden disappearance last Sunday, in the floods of the upper Susquehanna, of nine persons who were out for a pleasure trip In a small rowboat. The story of the accident is one which, with slight variations, is repeated ov er and over with each succeeding summer. There were nine people in a boat made to carry not more than three; somebody stood up and step ped to one side, '.causing the craft to careen and' take water; then there was a general panic, which, resulted in capsizing the boat; none could swim and all were drowned. ' Extreme Conservatives. From tho Detroit News. -It Is the habit of some people to condemn ev erything they are mentally incapable of understanding, and then insist up on calling it "conservatism" instead of ignorance. Heart to Heart Talks. By EDWIN A. NYE, Copy.ight, 1908, by Edwin A. Nye YOUR GULL. Bernardo is made to say; Sit down awhile And let us onoo again assail your oars. That are so fortified against our story. This is no ghost story such as Ho ratio doubted and Bernardo told again, but it la a true story, often told and worth repeating, though ears be forti fied against it. It Is discovered In the following dec larations made by John Burns of Eng land in a recent address: "To cook a potato well is better than to play the piano badly." "To nurse and dress a baby is much preferable to overdresslne yourself." "Uood cooaing makes the good hus band." "Make that man of yours when you get one comfortable In hla owu chim ney corner and smile lest be seek the barmaid's professional good cheer." All of Twitch was especially directed to girls, lat might better be directed to the parents of the girls here as well as In England. Too many parents are solicitous con cerning the lighter accomplishments of their daughters and too neglectful of the weightier matters of their girls' education. To be able to play the piano is good. - To be able to prepare a good meal is better. . To be able to dress and appear well Is good. To make husband and children com fortable and happy is better. It is a trite statement that many miserable marriages and divorces are caused by the failure of the wife to properly manage a home, rear chil dren and mske the husband rontent at his own' fireside and keep sweet. And this In many cases because the wife's parents have ' neglected the proper education of their daughter education for marriage. 1 However tho world- may progress, woman's real mission can never change. Nature cannot be overcome. Way down In the heart of every true woman, whatever her gifts or station, is the deep desire some day to have ber own home, ber own husband and her own babies. That being true, why not educate your girl for the real work of her life teach her to cook, to clean, to nurse, to properly manage her household? If after marriage she is able to hire this service she will know how It ought to be rendered. Sit down awhile and let - us once sgaln assail your ears, dear friends, on this important mntter. MASONIC CALENDAR. Friday, May 14, 1909 King Solo mon's Chapter, No. 4, R. A. M., stated meeting. Saturday, May 15. Loyal Chapter, No. 49. O. E. S. Stated Meeting. - There are times when, because of Insufficient water power. It Is not possible to supply electric light for both the houses and the streets "in Bogota, so the streets remain dark. EMM tptam Lawn Mowers froni 82X3 to CCCO Garden Uocz from Cc Co ICc per 2. Adlixsttx!e VJtuCoiv Screens from - - - COcCoCCc Screen Doors, all cizco, 01 Co C2.C0 Screen Wire, dl wit23. (Be. Wo ntisannfei? I aa called away cn epecfel trdnccs, Co leave Satcrdoy, 2ay Cs. VtH rctern tzr our final eprlco brsiseso fa tibozt o vcc!i or ten days Representative Ashfian Bros. Rug Co. Is2sss?cl23, -lad.-' Central DoCel. Tel. too Survival of the Unfit. The things we liate to lose, alas swirtty speed away, 1 While somehow life's annoyances get licenses to stay; When sportsmen have exterminated " wild fowl far and nmr. - - - - The grim mosquito's song will sound confident and clear. still Personal Prejudice. What part of a railway train do you regard aa the most dangerous r in quired ' the nervous man. "The dining car,- answered the dys- peptJ& -;,;. t t ' - . A Significant Toot. "So you doat think - the Cut Down Your Ice Rills and keep milk, butter, and the perishable food fresh and pure by using a McCray Refrigerator. You cannot appreciate the differ ence between a good refrigerator and a poor one until you use a McCray. have such a perfect circulation of pore, ? cold, dry air, and are so thoroughly in sulated with mineral wool (which keeps . the cold air in and the warm air out) . that they are much more economical in that us of ice than the ordinary : refrigerator. 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