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Col. Wetmore Who Has
Devoted Himself to
He Declares That the People
Will Favor the Party Oppos?
ing Combines ? The West
and South, He Says, Are
Hotbeds of Anti-Trust Sen?
timent, Which is Growing.
N. Y. World.]
The man who is going to devote
the rest of his life aud his large
fortune to fighting trusts is in New
York. He is at present simply Co).
M. C. Wetmore, of St. Louis, but up
to a short time ago he was the Pres?
ident of tho groat Liggett & Myers
This concern was Col. Wotmoro's
pet aud pride. Ho had been cou
nected with it for nearly a quarter
of a century, and uuder its presiden?
cy it had the reputation of being tho
biggest mouey maker in tho tobacco
Wheu tho now Tobacco Trust was
being formed the Colonel stoutly
refused all overtures to enter tho
combine. He did not have a con?
trolling interest in his company,
however, and he was Blartled one
y day to be told thst the trust had
seoured enough stock to vote his
company into tho trusL
The Colonel stormed, but it was
of no avail, and he saw his plant
swallowed up. Thou Col Wetmoro
made this statement,aud ho repeated
it to a \yorld reporter last night at
the Waldorf Astoria:
DECLARES WAtl ON T1IU3TS.
?1 am going to dovoto the rost of
my life and my fortune to fighting
"I am receiving hundreds of let
Lri endorsing my course every day"
said he. "I shall keep up the fight
as long as there is any tight in mo
but I think it will be all ovor inside
of two years. The next Presidential
campaign will bo fought on the
trust issue, and on that tho Demo:
crats will win. Why the whole west
and south are hotbeds of auti trust
"The Democrats, with a strong
plank of this platform will sweep
! every state west of Pennsylvania.
"The farmer is feeling the iron
heel of the trust every day. Every
he needs to build his house or barn
with has been advanced in price
from 25 to 250 per cent- His laud
isn't worth any more, though.
'?I am a Democrat, and although
my party will not forsake silver iu
the tariff tho anti trust idea will
overshadow everything else,
THEY DEPRIVE MEN OF WOBK.
"The trusts are forcing men out of
work every day, Why, my own
company, since it has gone into the
trust, has discharged' four high
priced salesmen, besides a number
of cheaper meD. Prices will go up
as soon tjb the combination is effected
and on the other hand, tho grower
of leaf tobacco will have to take less
for ?b?4 crop because a single buyer
will fix the price.
'"Another thing that will lend to
Democratic succes is this Philippine
business. Wo paid $20,000,000 and
bought nothing but a war. McKin?
ley blundered aud be will have to
pay for it.
?'Tho thousands of lotloaa I have
received are not from Democrats
alone. A large percentage are from
Republicans, and the writers say
they are going to vote far the party
that will down the trusts. .
"You in the east do not realize
how strong this sentiment is iu
other parts of tho country. It means
that Bryan will be tho next Presi?
DRUMMERS WAR ON TRUSTS.
Commercial Travelers Poos
Albany, June 30.?The annual
meeting of the National Leago of
Commercial Travelers met here today.
In Ann opeuiug address President
Dowe said that he had reliable in.
formation that 35;000 commercial
travelers hud been thrown out of
work through trusts and that 25,000
moro had had their snlarieb reduced.
The commit tec on Resolutions
reporter) th?< file .wing resolutions,
which re ml >| t .! after protraoted
Resolved, Tuat we commend most
heartily the werk of the President
of the Commercial Travelers Nation?
al Laaguein all of its labors in be
half of the Commercial Travolors;
and especially in rein ion to trusts.
Resolved, Tttut we, the Commer?
cial Travelerb' Nutioual League, in
convention assembled, deploro the
organitation of trusts, the centrali
zation of capital and the curtailment
of individual possibilities as a species
of speculative conspiracy and a
menace especially to the employment
of commercial travelers.
President P. E. Dowe was ro elec?
ted aud ihstructod to confer with
Attorney-Genert.1 Davis ou the en?
forcement of Senator Donnelly's
anti-trust law, which was passed by
the last Legislature.
Killed Mother and Sister.
Alliens. Ala, Julg I.?A thirteou
year old boy named Thomas, living
oa n farm several miles in the inte
rior, last night stabbed aud killed
bis oldest sister, who hud quarrelled
with him for not helping support
the family. The boy then turned
on his aged mother, who had come
to her daughters assistance, and
slashed her so terribly that she died
in a short time. ,
A few months ago the boy and
his father wero out hunting when
the latter woe shot in the back and
killed. The boy was suspected of
killing his father, but no conclusivo
evidence could ba secures. Young
ThomaB fled aud has so far eluded
MURDER IN SECOND DECREE
Six White Men Oonvloted of
Lynching- in Patrick.
Richmond, Va., July 1?In tho
County Court of Patrick County
today, 0. J. Thompson, L. D. Mc?
Millan, Manison Montgomery, Jr.,
II. Montgomery, Robert Montgom?
ery and W. M. Branch, all white,
were convicted of murder in the
second degree in lynching Lee Puck
et, white, for attempted criminal
assault on a young lady.
Pocket was a discharged lunatic.
Thompson was given six and the
Others five years each in the peniten?
tiary. Tha jury were out only thirty
This is said to be the first case of
its kind in Virginia.
MR. BARR RESIGNS
As General Manager ot the Nor?
folk & Western Bail way.
Roanoke, Va., July L?J. M.Barr,
vice president and general manager
of tue Norfolk & Western Railway
Company, has tendered his resigna
tion to take effect July 15. Mr.
Barr will, accept a position with a
western road, the name of which he
declined to make public at present.
L. E. Johnton, general Buperinten
dent of the Norfolk & Western, will
succeed Mr. Barr as vice president
and General manager.
Justice. Oox Resigns.
Washington, July. 3.?Jndge S.
Cox. justce of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia, to day
tendered his resignation to the
President. Jutice Cox has been
on the bench for more than twenty
years, and his determination to re?
sign was prompted by his age, which
exceeds 72 years.
He presided at Ute trial of Guitaeu,
the assassin of President Gar Held.
The Taking of Testimony
At Bristol Tuesday in the Cor?
poration Court of Bristo',
I Va.?Witnesses Examined.
Bristol, Trim., July 3.?The cnse
of the Commonwealths against Con.
gref-smuu Ja'nes A. Walker, oT tho
Ninth district, on a charge ol shoot?
ing with intent to kill, was called in
the Corporation Coui t of Bristol Va.,
this morning. Both sides boing
ready, a jury to try tho caso was
promptly emponoled, beiug selected
from a venine of twenty-five sub?
stantial citizens of Montgomery
county, who wore brought here
from without 4his jurishdiction
upon nn order entered by Judge
?Stuart at the Juue term of tho
There are no changes in tho coun?
sel on either aido. Tho array is the
same aa waB published last month,
and includes some of tho ablest law?
yers iu this eud of tho Common?
Three witucests were examined
this afternoon. W. H. Price, tho
first witness, testified that he was
acting notary duiing the taking of
deposilious in the Walker Khou
Congressional contest, and was
present tho night tho shooting took
place. General Walker had appai1
ently taken offense at n jesting re
mark made by a wit nose, aud ro
marked that anybody could bo a fool
sometimes. Attorney W. S. Hamil?
ton asked it tho general's rouiark
waB intended for him, .inasmuch as
ho was amused at what the witness
said. Short words followed, but
quite wtta aoon restored, and ' Mr.
Price suggested that tho work
should proceed In order or an ad?
journment would bo taken. General
Wnlkcr remarked that hp was willing
to proceed if sober counsel could bo
had. He said also that this was
meant for Mr. Hamilton, and that be
was tired of trying to do business
with a d?d druuked sot as counsel.
Mr. Hamilton called General Walker
a d?d liar, whereupon tho general
drew his revolver and fired, tho ball
entering Mr. Hamilton's body above
Tbo confusion was so groat that
the witness tailed to seo who shot
General Walker, but beard two
Tho other two witnesses examined
to day were present when tho
shooting occurred and corroborated
in tho main what was related by Mr.
Judge Stuart adjourned court
?until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, at
which time the witnesses will pro?
ceed. The trial will probably lust
nntil Friday of last week.
Hardware Prices Higher.
(Now York World)
Chicago, June, 30,?Almost every
article into which steol and iron en
ter to any considerable 'degree will
be higher in price aftor July 1. Pig
iron is a little higher. Manufactur
eye of bars have marked up quota?
tions $1 per ton. All kinds of mer
chant steel have gone up.
Plates are scarce, Mills cannot
ship aud stocks from storo are con?
stantly broken. This week the ad
vance is $4 to $5 per ton.
There is expectation that nails
and wire will again advance
Mr. T. E. George, Clerk, issued
marriage license this week to three
parties?one white aud two colored
viz: Wallace Hairston and Miss
Anna Mans. Win. Brown, and
Miss Cosby Brown co lored
of Pocahontas,. and Mr. W. J
rockctt and Miss Kosolla Neal
white, of Tazcwoll.
VA., FRIDAY, Jl
Big Industry for Saltvlllo.
Tbc Bristol News: The United
State? Plato Glass Company, wo are
reliably informed, has about con
eluded arrangements for tbo pur?
chase of the mathoson Alkali WolkB
at Saltvillc, Vu. Our information
also states that the purchasers will
build n million and a half dollar
plant for the innuufticturo of Amer?
ican plate glass.
The sodu ash, which is made by
the piesi iit plant, jH n carbonate of
soda, und the latter is largely used
in the manufacture of pl.de glass,
also in making soap, &?.
The United Status l'lute Glass
Company will continue tho manufac?
ture of suit, but this will bo tho
secondary aud not t no. prime product
of this big cfnicoru. Tho glass
making business will bo tho chief
industry of this mammoth coucorii,
using, as ataled nbovo, tho soda ash
product of tho Alkali works, and
also tho excellent quality glass pro
duceiug sand which abounds there.
Tho present plant covers moro
than fifty acres, and the now glnss
plant to be erected will occupy fully
as much or moro epneo. Tho im?
mensity of this concern will thus ho
seen. Thousands of Mechanics will
bo employed and vast quantities of
raw material consumed.
The Murder of Qeo. Ratlin.
Wo hnvc Riitln red a few additional
particulars of tho sad killing of Gco.
Itat'iff. near Swords Crock, lnst week,
an account of which we publisher! in
It seems that thoro wore six men,
throe brothers named Strow, and three
l>nithers named* Brown. It is said that
Wm. Stow lired the fatal shot, though
all six were shooting at Ratlill. Tho.
weapou was a double-barreled shot
gnu, loaded with rille bullets, and that
thirteen bullets struek KntlilT. No ar?
rests have been mude. It is rcportod
that Strow says that when he goos out
of the mountain it will be in thn same
manner as ItatlilT went out. Tho hurial
ot KutliiV was conducted by tho Masonic
Lodge, of which ho was n worthp mem?
ber, at Kiel da nl>.., last Friday. Mis dentil
cast a gloom over tho entire community,
STATE SENATOR KILLED:
Mr. Flannigan Shot By W. Q.
Richmond, Va.. Juno 3.?Stato
Senator William Flannigati, who
was also Commonwealth's attorney
for Powhatan county, was slmt aud
killed at Powhalau Cotirthouso to
day by W. G. Pilkiuton.
The Bhooting wus tho outcome of
a quarrol over tho recent canvass
for the election of United States
Senators by tho direct vote.?Lynch
burg News July 4. 1
Epworth League Via Norfolk &
Western Railway To
Indianapolis, Ind. and Rot urn?One
faro for the Bound Trip from al
points. Tickets on sale July 18th,
and 19th, good till July 26th and by
depositing ticket with Joint Agent
at Indianapolis, can bo extended to
August 20th, 1899. Tho Norfolk &
Western Railway has been selected
as tho OFFICIAL ROUTE, and a
special train of Vestibuled Coaches
and Pullman Sleepers will start from
Norfolk 10:00 a. m. July 19th, going
through without change arriving
Indianapolis next day, Noon. The
schedule is most convenient and all
parties from Virginia. North Car
olina and East Tennessee can take
advaotago of tho Through Service
as arranged by the transportation
Committoe. A four page circular
giving schedule and full informal it u
will be mailed to any address upon
request to tho Special Committee or
to any Agent Norfolk aud Western
W. B. Bevill,
Gen. Passenger Agent
I havo had thr e applications for hous?
es this week, which I could not All.
Ilavo you a vacant houso to rent? Lot
mo know. J. A Leslie.
IN THE COUNTY
What the People are
The Recent Ruin. "Which Was
Much Needed Helped the
Wheat harvest is about over and
ia fairly good in this noUrhborho.id,
Evangelist W. F. Shi null's lecture
"Lifo in Iho Dark'' was well attundod
aud some thing ovor tun dollars was
Sprinvillc choir is now learning
somo uew inuaio under its vory ofll
ciont loador, P. S. Wallace.
ltov. G. W. Harloaa started on a
preaching tour through tho counties
of Franklin, Plttaylvnnia and Honry,
aud will bo abaont from homo until
somo time in August.
Mrs. j. H. Gilleapio, of Pembroke,
Giles Co., Va., ia visit in;; relatives
and friends and will remain several
days in this neighborhood.
Messrs. Hnrninn and Oiockott were
in this neighborhood last week gath?
ering up lambs, for which they are
paying satisfactory prices.
Tho Prosidout of Springvillo Ma?
trimonial Bureau inform! mo that
ho has had but one applicant so far
and it soonis us if the businesa waa
going to bo dull. Wo will auggeat
to tho two old bncholora on Hlue
st one to apply nt once, either by
lotter or poi aonally.
What baa become of Rattlehoad,
the Tool Branch correspondent? I
fear ho hns rattled out all ho haa in
his head and cannot find anything
Rev, J. H. tiillespio will preach
the funornl of Mrs. .lohn Humbrick,
next Sunday. A largo crowd ia
expected to bo present at that limo.
G. T. Faulkner and wifo are viai -
ting j. Mob by Davis at Una timo
and will remain some daya.
Mis. William Bniloy, whoso
sickness wo mentioned some timo
ago, still continues quite sick.
Wo wore glad to havo A. Houn
j shell, of Wright's Valley over on last
Sunday to aaaiat in the singing,
j Gome again.
On laat week tho town was vory
much diaturbed by tramps and loot
era, Guards wore placed around the
town in numerous places.
Tho District Gonforonco of tho
M. E. Church will bo held at this
placo beginning July fith. Many
preachers* nnd delegates aro ex?
Rov. W. M. Mieter of l'ocahontas
preached in the Presbyterian
Church Sunday n. m. und also at
night. On Tuesday night a lecture
will bo given iu that church by Bro.
Shinall, the blind evangelist.
Mrs. E. L. Shufllobargor, who has
boon in ill health for sometime has
returned from a visit to hor Uncle
Win. W. Ransom and grandfather
John W. Johnson. Country air ia
bringing the color to In r cheeks
Miss Edna Tbaor hvs boon vUiting
tho family of W. E. Shufflel).?rger.
An ice cream supper was given
Saturday night by the Graham
Lodge, proceeds wero for the bei.
i efit of tho Orphans Homo at Rich
moud. Many, wore present. The
raspberries, ice cream, sherbet and
oakes wero enjoyed by ail.
Miss Maggie Dudley of Falls Mills
) waa tho guest of her cousin Mrs. W.
E. Shufllebarger on Monday night.
Mrs. Moore, tho agoi mother of
Mrs. Hamilton has boon quite sick,
but ia much bolter at present.
Mr. Henry Wickniu, of Philadelphia,
former President of the Southwest Va.
improvement Co., has been in town since
Saturday last. Tim I'onlioutaM people
remember with ure.it pluuanru tho ad?
ministration of Mr. Wfokham, more
especially the old employees l>y whom
Mr. Wickeln was la-Id in hiuh rstrem.
Mr. Thoa. II, Wichum, of Virginia City,'
and brother oft lie gentlemen abouo
referred to. linn beeu In town Huh week
with his brother, and Incidentally he htm
been taking u few strolls with the fair
Hex, for which "Tom" is famous.
Miss Hi IN. of I'oai isbuig nml Miss
ilorniau,of Bluoatone, are visiting nt
Mrs. J, L, Babor'B.
Rov. 8. W. Mooro, paator ol the Prea
bytorlancbureh, hus returned from a
trip to Iiis home in North Carolina mid
tilled his appointment here Sunday.
Rev. ('. J. Jones, paator of the baptist
Church lirvjolQitig over the birth of a
Hue cirl at his home.
The Fourth was a duly relcbrntod in
Pocohontna style here Tucmlny, und the
atteudouce waa quite large. The pro?
gram was very nearly curried out, the
Back race being le,t out. The exercises
were interesting and the crowd seemed
to be well entertained. I'lie speeeh by
Dr. John lless wus shorteil on account
of a thront trouble, from which the Dr. I
won suffering. His speech was good
while it lasted, and he promised tlinl if
the crowd would Como out next your
he would try and tell them more fully
thc great duties ol American citf/.enship
towards the memory of colonial days
mid the perpetuation of Hie prineiples
under which the American pooplo gninod
their freedom. The day passed off
pleasantly und without u disturbance.
No tlotibt our breezy editor and
many friends think this part of I lie
moral vlnyard nsloep, but wu have
only been visiting, outing good
dinners, attending church and
having a pleasant time in general,
we suppose other correspondents
are engaged in the santo "work" ns
wo see very few items any inoro,
Wake up, and lot its hoar from you
Hoi weather ami lazy folks hnvo
fallen out, your writer being a
Miss MaggioSparks, Richlamls
is visiting relatives in our town.
Miss Sparks is just, from tint
Institution of Deaf, Dumb, und
Blind, Stauuton, anil oarried away
the elocution modal, nlso prizes in
Music & Greek. This is tho third
year that nho. hits carried away
medals and prizes making BIX or
seven in till.
Miss Oallio MoGuiro ami llrtit bor
?lames spent a fow days recently
with their sister hero, on her re?
turn Irom Martha Washington
Mrs. ,1 ulus Williams and daughter
Miss Maggie arc visiting relatives
Mr. J. Marion MoGuiro, Oodar
Bluff, visited Iiis step daughter,
Mrs. W. 15. Steele today.
Miss Eva Sparks returned last
week from a|twnwcoks visit to her
aunts visit Mrs.Bllis at Big Stone
Miss Hattio GrifOtlfand graud
father, Squire H. F. Hunt drove
from Bluelleld last week. Miss
Hattio says hor month spout in
Blucfleld was exceedingly pleasant.
Doath of J. Oonway Smith.
|t is a painful duty to nave to
an uoii nee tho death of J nines
Con way Smith, editor of Tho News
Review, which sad event occurred
at tho residence of his parents, in
this city, about ton o'clock on Sat?
urday night last, in his 27th year.
Mr. Smith's health bad been some?
what on tho decline for several
months past, caused to some extent
no doubt, by over-work, but he was
sustained by his indomitable
energy until ti couple ol weeks ago,
when he was confined to his bed,
but his illness was not deemed to
be of a serious nature ulitill Mon?
day or Tuesday,wbeu his symptons
suddenly grew worse, his disease
asst.tiling tho form of typhoid
fever, ami it became apparent that
the end was rapidly appro aching.
His last moments wore calm, peace?
ful and painless. In his death
Tho News. Review sustains a
serious loss.? News-Review. July i.
Positively no riding, driving,hunt
mg. or trrsfpnssing of any kind
allowed on my lands.
C. H. I'i 11.\.
May20,ly. Kelly, Va.
Killing One Man In?
And Wounding Two Others
of the Deplorable Affair,
On Tuesday afternoon a loco?
motive, pulling a heavy trfjin up
tho heavy grade bet ween Wittens
Mills and Tip Top, got out of
steam, and stopped near a bridge
to got up a necessary head of steam.
It is said that the engine exploded
almost immediately upon stopping.
The engine was torn to pieces,
(.). T. Owens a brakomau, ?vho was
on tho tender was hurled into tho
air, and blown a long distance
away, and instantly killed,
l?uginoorJ. 1), MoUolgnn and E.
N. Hilbert, liremnn, realized that an
accident, was imminent, jumped,
but were fearfully scalded and
bruised. The wounded men woro
taken to Bluoflold. Little or no
hope is ontortaluod of tho
engineers rocovory. All of tho
men were unmarried, and lived in
Yollow Fovor In Oubn.
Washington, Jnly 5.?Surgeon
Qonoral Steinberg lias roceivod
l he following oablo from Major
O'ltolll, ohicf surgeon at Havana,
giving the yellow lover situation:
"Harvard [olUOf surgeon at. Sun.
tiogo] telegraphed today, total
eases about, one hundred, with "1
deaths. Surgeon Olondouin died
died yesterday; other medical olll
uors siek, and three muse.. Of
our two camps one is sale and tho
other located in tho foothills live
miles away, ami will probably bo
moved in a few days. One easo ro
poited from Mauzauillo." ?
Save What is Ooiiiff to Wasto.
The. farmors of Tnzowell county suom
lo have fallen into a nil, ami cannot gut
out of it. They OXpOOt to nmko their
money nut of cattle and sheep, and if
they fail on these, their years work in
I lost t'rogoosslvo men should bo able
to sen a good chance when it is offered
to thom: There is now, in Tu/.owoll,
an agent for a home canning outfit
which will enable a farmer to save fruit
and berries enough to add materially
to his yearly income, without interfer?
ing with his regular business, besides
enabling him to raiso vegetables mid
put them up for market. Call at tho
NEWS office for further information,
To tho Unknown Heirs of Jamos
On tho first day of tho May Term,
1800, of tho County Court of Tazowell
County, Vft., the following order was
entered, ou tic motion of The lfolston "
National Building and Loan Association,
in the said Court'
"Tho Holsten National Building and
l,->:oi Association, n corporation,
vs. \ Notico to substitute Trustoo.
Allen Sanders, Julia Sanders and James
On motion of tho plaintiff by its
Attorney, this notice is ordurod to bo
docketed, it appearing that tho samo
has been daly served on Allen Handera
and Julia Sanders, ami it further ap?
pearing from affidavit fllod with said
notice, that James Frith is dead, nnd
thai his heirs aro unknown, nnd will
huve to ho proeocdod against as parties
unknown, it is ordered that thoy b
thus proceeded against against by ordor
of publication published four con
Focutivo weeks in somo Nows paper
published in Tuzowoll County Va. and
on motion of the plaintiff, thoestato of
.James frith is committed to tho Sheriff
of thiK 1 'ounty, tho saina having boon
dead for inoro than GO days and uo ono
having applied to udmiuistor upon his
estnto and this case is continued "
It is therefore ordorod that tho heirs
at law of James Frith who nro proceed?
ed aguiust herein as parties unknown
ns appears front affidavit tiled in this
motion, appear hero within fifteen days
after dun publication of this order and
do what is ncccessary to protect their
interest herein. .V Copy Test.
T. K. Oeorge Clerk.
J. W. Hicks p. q.
1 Roal Estate Bargains.
Wo hava'about ?2,000 worth of
good residence property in Poca
hontus, which wo want to sell o
exchange for a small farm. Prop
ety now paying a*good per cent,
ju rents. Apply at this oflico.