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GOOD ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS.
We print on this page to-day an edi?
torial article from the Washington Post
headed "Democracy's Opportunity," which
is worthy of the most serious considera?
tion of the leaders of the national Dem?
ocratic party. In 1&36 the Post was in
sympathy with the Chicago movemeni,
and while professing 'to be an independent
paper, it aided the Democratic party
greatly in its canvass and was regarded
as a friend of the party, as ? friend of
free silver and as a friend of candidate
The advice of such a friend, therefore,
is not to be lightly turned aside. The
Post tells the Democrats plainly that they
made a mistake in the radical course
which they pursued four years ago, made
a mistake in departing from Democratic
principies and in tailing up with Populists.
But it thinks that 'there are now signs
that "the Democratic leaders have come
to their senses and arc determined to con?
duct the campaign on straight out party
lines." The Post thinks that the leaders
now "intend to make their fight on the
bold but conservative issues defined long
ago by Jefferson and Jackson?issues
which ?hundreds of thousands of patriotic
voters will enthusiastically advocate, and
all the more so because the crazy and
fanatical feather-headed vagaries of
Populism have been repudiated," More?
over, the Post expresses the opinion that
if it be true that the Democrats are cut?
ting loose from the false guides and mis?
leading chimeras of the past few years,
the chances all are that the Democracy
is on the eve of a complete reaction, and
if a wise policy be adopted the Post be?
lieves that the Democracy loas a splendid
chance to win.
The political shadows of the campaign
of UK? have already appeared in the bus?
iness world. Business men recall the dark
days of 1S96 when there was threat of a
complete revolution in our financial af?
fairs, and when it is intimated that there
may be a repetition of that campaign in
190? there is necessarily more or less halt?
ing in enterprise. The Democracy of the
United Sutes allied itself with the Popu?
lists, adopted some Of the Popu'ist poli
? cies of government and so forfeited the
confidence of the busin 3ss worid. The
first thing. Therefore, for the Democratic
party to do in inaugurating its campaign
this year is to cut loose from Populists
and populism, to return to old time Dem?
ocratic principles and policies and so re?
gain the confidence which it has lost. If
the party will pursue this course, if it will
take up any one of the platforms adopted
prior to the convention of 1&36 and revise
it to suit new conditions and let it be
known that the Democratic party does
not propose to do anything that will in?
jure the great business and industrial in?
terests of the country, the party will
?have regained at once the confidence of
the public and business enterprises will
take on new life. Democrats, who in 1S?0
forsook the party and refused to support
it, will see their way quite clear to re?
turn to the Democratic organization and
rfjoin their brother Democrats in an ci
Cort to protect the republic against the
encroachments o? the imperialists.
The Democratic party cannot possibly be
?ftrenglhened by an alliance with Popu?
list* or ?liver Republicans. The party is
strongest in its own integrity, is strongest
when it is battling for Democratic prin?
ciples, for then it may be sure of 'he
cordial ?support of all true Democrats, and
there are enough true Democrats in this
country, if they can be brought together,
to elect a Democratic President.
Away with the idea that the gold Dem?
ocrats of this country are Republican;
in disguise. It Is a cruel and unjust
charge. These Democrats are true to the
principles of Democracy, chey have no?
thing in common with Republicans, and
it 'Rill be a day of rejoicing for them if
the convention which is to assemble in
jKuuu City ?hall adept a platform uosa
which they can conscientiously and con?
MR. WITHERS' SPEECH.
We are glad to have had a speech on the
Constitutional Convention question from
Mr. Eugene Withers, of Danville. Sev?
eral years ago Mr. Withers brought the
attention of the people of Virginia to the
need of a Constitutional Convention, and
that, too, without any reference whatever
to the question of suffrage. Mr. Withers
said, at the time that he favored a Con?
stitutional Convention to reform our
complicated and expensive system of cov
ernment, and he made strong arguments
in support of his contention.
We have never believed that expenses
can be reduced to the extent that Mr.
Withers claim, but reform is needed, and
if we get the right sort of men in the
convention, the-number of offices will be
cut down and the expenses of State gov?
ernment materially reduced.
But this is not the main question. There
Is a demand in ihis State for radical
changes in the suffrage, and that of itself
is enough to demand the calling of a
On the eve of c-iection we again impress
the fact, which seems to us to be of the
greatest Importance, that this is a con?
test between the Republican party and
the Democratic party, and that if the
convention measure is defeated it will be
a defeat for the Democracy and a victory
for the Republicans. It will not do to let
the Republicans beat the Democrats on
a question of this character. If so, there
will be trouble for the Democratic party,
and no doubt about it. There is every
reason why Democrats should give this
issue their cordial support, and we urge
them to do so.
A FRUITLESS ERRAND.
It is no surprise that the President de?
clined to grant the request of the Boer
envoys to intervene in their behalf. In?
deed, we cannot understand why these
envoys went to Washington to seek an
interview with the President.
We cannot see the sense of their com?
ing to this country at all. From their
published statements it is to be gathered
that they understood that there was no
hope of Influencing the administration to
take sides with the Boer republics against
England, but they seem to have it in
mind to appeal to the American people to
take issue with their government, to
force their government to abandon the
line of policy which it has determined
that Its international obligations requir?
of it, and in violation of those obligations
to take an active part in behalf of the
Boers against England. These gentlemen
must have a very poor opinion of the in?
telligence of the American people to hope
for anything of this sort. The American
people will differ among themselves upon
questions of policy, but when their con?
stituted authorities declare to them that
the laws of nations impose certain obliga?
tions upon this country us a nation, the
good sense of our people excludes the
possibility of any division among them
upon a question o? whether we should or
should not measure up to our obligations
under those laws. Whatever the sympa?
thies and ieelings of the people may be,
they will make answer to the Boer en?
voys that their constituted authorities,
after due deliberation, have determined
that international law requires of this
nation a certain course, and that being so,
that they cannot listen to any appeals
that they should violate and repudiate
their obligations under that law.
And how absurd to suppose that this
government would interfere in this quar?
rel upon any considerations in its present
stage. We offered our friendly offices to
England when her fortunes in South
Africa were under a dark cloud, and
those friendly offices were promptly re?
jected even then. How can we suppose
that she would listen to any appeal from
us now when she so plainly has almost
crushed all opposition to her? There is
no possible interven:ion by us that could
be of any sort of value to the Boers, ex?
cept a war by us upon England to force
her to abandon her contest with them,
and we cannot believe that even a Boer
could be fool enough to suppose that we
would go to war with England for this
There never was one moment when we
had the slightest right to interfere in this
contest. Whatever may have been the
merits of the controversy between the
Boers and England before war began, yet
it is never to be forgotten that the Boers
first drew the sword; they attacked Eng?
land, they are aggressors, and England
clearly had a right to defend herself
against their attack. Now. when war is
once commenced there can be no interfer?
ence from the outside until tac war is
ended. He who draws the sword throws
away the scabbard, and as the Boers ap?
pealed to the arbitrament of the sword, so
they must abide by the fate which the
sword has in store for them.
In the current number of the Forum,
the well "known newspaper writer. H. L?.
West, has an interesting study of the
probabilities for the coming Presidential
election, in which he argues that the
overwhelming sympathy of the American
people for the Boers is going to operate
most disadvantageous^' for Mr McKinley
in the coming election. \Ve do not believe
that it will lose him one thousand votes
In the whole country. Whether the votar
sympathizes with Cae Boers or whether he
does not, he. will say that the laws of
nations required Mr. McKinley to main?
tain the position that he has held, and
tliat he honors him rather than blames
him for standing up to his duty under
those laws without regard to his sympa?
thies and feelings. Our people may sym?
pathize with the Boers, but they can
discriminate between duty and sentiment,
and they are not going to condemn a
public servant for performing his duties
when his sympathies may have drawn
him in an opposite direction.
THE NEGRO'S FUI END.
Soon after the death of Professor
Charts H. Cocke, of Hollins Institute,
Zachariah Hunt, a. colored man, who hud
knewu and loved Mr. Cocko for many
years, addressed a communication to the
Roanoke Times, in which he paid a noble
tribute to the memory of his friend.
There was the stamp of sincerity in
every line, and it was a tribute of -which
Mr. Cocke's relatives may be justly proud.
But there .was one statement in the
colored man's paper which is of more than |
local interest. He said that Mr. Cockc J
was "a gentleman of rugged honesty and ?
integrity, and was^ a true representative !
of ?that type of Southerners who are
the negro's best friends on earth." "In !
all age.3," he went on, "the best and |
noblest elements ^ f whites from Virginia !
'to Florida have always proven to be our !
best friends. The loss of Mr. Cocke is j
a severe b'ow to every colored person i
at this place, and they mourn their loss
as sincerely and earnestly as do thou?
sands of whites throughout this South- j
The Southern negro has nothing to fear j
from men like Professor Cocke, and j
there are thousands and thousands of
euch men in the flesh throughout the
Southern* State?. These men have the j
kindest regard for the colored race, and ?
? would do all in their power to help the
black man In lifting himself up and j
bettering his condition. It is , in that
spirit that the -proposal is made in Vir?
ginia to disfranchise the great body of
negro voters. There is no menace to the
negro in this movement. There is in it
no disposition to put him down and'
humiliate him and deprive him of his
rights. But the negro vote in Virginia,
as in other Southern States, has been a
disturbing factor ever since the war, and
negro suffrage bas done 'more to hurt
the black man than all things else com?
bined. The time has come when in the
interest of both races the negro voter
should be retired, and when the whites
should take affairs of government into
their own hands. Let us "nave a new
Constitution in Virginia providing for a
qualified suffrage and a simpler form of
government. After that inducements will
be held out to the black man to qualify
himself, and having shown himself to be
competent to exercise the right of fran?
chise, we sincerely believe thut that right
will be extended to him.
There are many colored" "men in this
community and in this State who read
The Times and who know that The Times
is their friend. We would never will?
ingly wound the feelings of such men,
nor would we give them bad advice if
we knew it. But we 'have no hesitation
in advising all such colored men to vote
for the Constitutional Convention,1 be?
lieving as we do that it is to tbair in?
terest to have such a convention and to
have a qualified suffrage in this State.
It may ba a bad thing for the profes?
sional negro politician, but to the col?
ored man who is not in politics, but who
is in business for himself and who is
trying to belter /his condition, this move?
ment will bo a blessing rather than a
The statement having b?en made in con?
nection with the debates before the Mont?
gomery Convention that
Now to Plead Mr c R_ Ereckinr;d?;e, 0f
for Lynching. , , ?,. . ,.
Arkansas, "discussed the
advisability of lynching," a correspondent
of the New York Times rises to explain.
"I fear that the statement would imply,"
says he, that Mr. Brecklnridge had spoken
more or less in advocacy of the practice
he discussed. It is due to Mr. Breckin
ridge, as well as to the conference, that
it should be everywhere known that ho
spoke against lynching?and that he spoke
in no uncertain terms. Indeed, the discus?
sion of that subject at this conference was
especially significant. It was an open
secret that the committee, in order to be
fairly representative, had hunted hrough
every part'of the South without finding a
single man of standing and repute who
would be willing to take the affirmative
side of the question, "Is Lynching Ad\ns
able?' It was then thought that some
such man would appear in the informal de?
bate, but I was told by one of the gentle?
men in charge that there was not a vol?
unteer who wished to take that side. That
not a word in favor of lynching should
have been heard at this representative
gathering of Southern men, and that two
such conclusive papers as those of Mr.
King and Mr. Breckinridge should have
been called forth against it?this is surely
not without its significance. I hops ??e
printed reports of this conference here in
our own State will be read all over the
land. Northern people should take such
means of knowing the real thoughts of the
men of the South. They know little, as a
rule, except (what they hear from the pro
Sentiment in the South is changing.
There was a time when the great body of
Southern men were in favor of lynching
for a 'certain crime, but Southerners are
now seeing that when lynching is tolerated
in one instance it will be Iresorted to in
* * *
In commenting on the increased cost of
coal in England, the New Y'ork Herald
''"coal Abroad. "Durins 1S" the avera=e
increase in the coal bills
of the leading English railways was some?
thing more than 20 per cent., of which,
however, one-fourth was attributed to die
increased activity on their lines. For many
years, up to 1S97, there was a steady re?
duction in the average price paid by the
companies, and the colliery proprietor
whose views are given in the Herald's spe?
cial cable complains that the profits of the
industry were inadequate, and that at the
higher prices to he exacted this year his
concern will make but 10 per cent."
lilis means-that there will be a greater
demand abroad in the future for American
The New York Sun's Newport correspond?
ent says that the divorce case of James
Brown Potter against Cora Urquhart Pot?
ter, which will be called for hearing on
Monday, June 4th, is to be contested.
When the dockets were given out on Mon?
day last there was no appearance for Mrs.
Potter, but since then Colonel William P.
Sheffield has been retained as her counsel.
It is understood that desertion is alleged in
the petition, and the Rhode Island law
recognizes this as a cause for dh'orce.
The estate of the late George M. Pull?
man, of Chicago, which was valued at
about tjs.000,000 when his will was filed
for probate, has increased, it is said, to
nearly or quito $15,000.000 under the man?
agement of the executors, Robert Todd
Lincoln and Norman B. Ream. Theft'? com?
pensation for handling the estate, it is esti?
mated, will exceed half a million dollars.
? . ?
President McKinley will leave Washing?
ton on Saturday for Norfolk, Va., to see
the eclipse of the sun. As Norfolk is
within the area of totality he will have an
ideal post of observation. The President
will make the trip on the United StaFes
dispatch boat Dolphin. The names cf those
who will accompany him have not been
* ? ?
Former Senator Matthew Quay has an
nounced his candidacy for re-election to
the United States Senate; He arrived' in
Philadelphia Mondav night. The Question
was pointedly asked' Mr- Qua>' aS tof ,
aro his intentions in the matter of elec?
tion of a United States Senator, lo uns
he replied: I ? . .
?? am a candidate for the Senate, he
said, "and I expect to ba elected i bytne
next General Assembly. I am in tne n0ni
to the finish."
* , *
Whence Rev. Dr. J. T. Ward was
president of Western Maryland College
some of the students stole the molasses
cans from the kitchen and poured streams
of the treacle down the whole of the ban?
isters that led from the sky parlor to the
basement. Dr. Ward got up very ean\
the next morning, and as he went down
tilo steps he garnered a handful of tne
molasses. The facuitv sat in solemn ses?
sion, but not an inkling could they Und
as to the identity of the miscreants. Sud?
denly the humor of the thing broke upon
the Doctor, and he said: "Gentlemen, 1
may as well confess. I had a hand mat. ?
New York Tribune.
At a meeting of the Cooke County Demo?
cratic Club, held in Chicago Sunday after?
noon, Itobert E. Burke, acting as the
Mayor's spokesman, made the official an?
nouncement of the withdrawal of Carter
H. Harrison as gubernatorial candidate.
Following this declaration the 250 mem?
bers present endorsed Judge Murray F.
Tul?y as the candidate for Governor.
A special from Topeka says that repre?
sentatives of English wheat buyers are
contracting with some of the big Kansas
wheat growers for their entire crop of
wheat at 50 cents per bushel. The wheat
is to be exported via the Gulf of Mexico
An officer of the Siamese navy arrived in
San Francisco on Sunday, and makes the
announcement that the King of Siam will
visit America next year.
* : *
Ex-Queen Lilioukalani arrived in San
Francisco Saturday night from the East,
and will sail for Honolulu on May 30th.
She was accompanied by her secretary
and her physician. The secretary admitted
that the Queen had been suffering for
three years from cancer of the neck, but
that her physician's treatment had bene?
fited her, and that she was taking him
with her in the hope of a permanent cure.
The physician is Dr. Charles II. English,
Where B2y Treasure Is.
Lord of the living, when my race is run,
Will that I pass beneath the risen sun;
?Suffer my sight to dim upon some scene
Of Thy good green.
Let my last pillow be the eartn 1 iO\'cT'
With fair infinity of blue above;
And fleeting, purple shadow of a cloud
My only shroud.
A little lark, above the Morning Star,
Shall shrill tidings of my end afar;
The muffled music or" a lone sheep-bell
Shall be my knell.
And where stone heroes trod the moor of
Where bygone wolf howled round a
Hide Thou, beneath the heather's new?
My endless night.
?Eden Plilllpotts in London Spectator.
"Oh! dear," said the poet's wife, "I
wish you'd hurry up and become
"Why?" he asked.
"Because there are several women in
this block that I'm just dying to snub."?
Compliment That Pai led.
Fond mother? "Johnie, didn't I tell you
that I would spank you if you did! that
Johnnie?"Yes, mother you did, but I
didn't believe that a woman as kind
hearted as you are would' be cruel
enough to do it."?Somervil'e Journal.
Why She Refused H ini.
"You think," scornfully exclaimed the
girl, "I have refused you because you
are comparatively poor. I wouldn't
marry you if you were made of gold!"
"No!" he thundered'. "I told you my
weight once and you know that if I
were made of gold I should be worth
just 532,2*0. You have set your heart."
proud, ambitious young woman, on
marrying a man worth ?40,000."?Chicago
"Thar's Johnnie straddle o' the fence,
"Take's after (his daddy," was hier
comment. "The ol' man's been in the
s me fix ever since election broke out!"?
The Potct Kind.
Seedy Party (to bartender)?Whiskey,
Bartender?What kind, friend?
Seedy Party?Gimme the same as the
gentleman had" wot's !yin* under the
SENTENCED FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS
Negroes in Goochland Hold au Anti
Convenl ion Meeting,
GOOCHLAND, VA., May 22.?Special.?
Goochland County Court was in session
h?re yesterday, Judge A. X. Monteiro pre?
A young colored man named James
Willis was convicted of criminal assault,
the jury fixing his term in the peniten?
tiary at eighteen years.
R. N. Turner qualified as administrator
on the estate of the late William Miller.
After Captain Lamb had spoken in the
courthouse in favor of a Constitutional
Convention, the colored people held an
anti-convention meeting on the court green.
and were addressed by a young eoiorsd
man named Scott, Willis Thornton (col?
ored) and others.
Improvements at Meherrin.
MEHERRIN, VA., May 20?Special.?
Mr. E. W. Dickerson, of this place, who
had the misfortune some weeks ago to
lose-his fine storehouse with a portion of
?his stock by conflagration, will commence
this week to build' a large brick store?
house with several rooms above, making
the whole as near fireproof as possible.
Mr. H. W. Wall has la:d the founda?
tion and will commence at once to build
a large framed storehouse with many
rooms above. Mr. T. C. Haskins is also
?having lumber cut to build a storehouse
The citizens of our town, and' country
adjoining, have returned from the Car?
nival, expressing much pleasure and sat?
isfaction -with their trip.
The farmers are delighted with *he
recent rains, and are busy having their
tobacco crops set out. The wheat ; crop
so far is promising quite a good yield.
Sp?cial Census Takers.
SUFFOLK, VA., May 22,-Special.?Cen?
sus Supervisor H. E. Smith to-day an?
nounced the following additional appoint?
ments of enumerators for special insti?
John L. Mercer, Eastern State Hospital,
Sister Bernard Orndorff, St. Vincent da
Paul Hospital, Norfolk.
Th? following changes have been made
in the list previously printed in The
Unwood C. (Holland,, vice H. P. Brooks^.
607 E. BROAD ST
resigned, Enumerator's District No. 20,
Jeff. D. Gray, vice W. A. Edwards, re?
signed, District No. 13, Isle of Wight
'R. H. Stevens, vice Josiah F. Cutchins,
.resigned, District No. 39, Norfolk county.
The Executive Committee o? t lie ???
liam und Mary Plan Improvements
WILLIAMSBURCr, VA., May 22.?Spec?
ial.?The Executive Committee of Wil?
liam and Mary College have arranged to
let the contract for the heating apparatus
and water works for the college building.
The president ? will advertise for bids.
Among the improvements will be an arte?
The plans of Architect Dimmoek, of
Richmond, for the Y. M. C. A. and gym?
nasium building, were accepted.
The members of the committee present
were Dr. J. W. Southal?, Dr. Lawson, Dr.
E. G. Booth and Dr. Barnes.
This is the programme for Jamestown
day, Saturday, May 26th: Prayer, pa?
triotic hymn by college choir, address of
welcome by President Tyler, and clcsinsr
with hymn by the -students' choir.
The exercises will begin immediately
after the arrival of the steamer Pocahon
tas from Richmond.
The farm of E. W- B. Cheever was sold
to-day to George Stewart for ST00.
Ten Years for /tssaiilr.
YORKTOWN, VA-, May 22.?Special.?In
York County Court to-day Mallory Gordon
was sentenced for ten years for criminally
assaulting Eliza Coles (both colored!. *
Potteries Shut Down.
AKRON, O.. May 22.?All the potters in
this city, including G,?? or more ni?n.
struck to-day for higher wages, and
practically all of the potteries are shut?
AN JONE BAY'S
ONLY $5.00 VIA G. & 0.
Commencing May ISth, the C. & O. will
sell tickets on any day from Richmond
to Old Point and return, including one
day's accommodation at either the Cham
bc-rlin or Hygeia at $5. These tickets
will be good going on any regular train on
date of sale and returning on any train
of the following day.
Per Infants and GMldran.
The Kind You Have always Bought
Signature of ^?^z^f^fTS^tJ?/t/.
LOW RATES NORTH AND WEST.
Before you travel North or West call
upon or address the undersigned for low?
est rates via York River Line and Bal?
timore and Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue
Line). Superb steamer service to Balti?
more, connecting with the finest, fastest
and safest trains in the world. Leave
Richmond daily (except Sunday) from the
Southern Railway depot at 4:30 P. M.
Apply to C. W. Westbury, T. P. A.
Southern Railway, 920 East Main Street:
Richmond Transfer Co.. 503 East Main
Street, or Arthur G. Lewis. Southern
Passenger Agent B. and O. Railroad, Nor?
O JStu S? 3? ?'- X-=?. T. J&. ?
Sears ths y? Ti? K!Pl ? 'Am Always Boug
To West Point, Va., Via .Soulhern Rail?
Effective Sunday, May 27, 1S00, the
Southern Railway will inaugurate its
popular Sunday Trips to West Peint. Fast
limited train will leave Richmond 9:20 A.
?BI., returning, leave West Point 6:30 P.
M., seventy minutos run in each direction.
Sixty cents for the round trip. Dinner
at Terminal Hotel fifty cents.
C. W. WESTBURY, T. P. A.
O ?<&. S3 "2? ?3> "?S. 2? J&- ?
Bears the /> Ttl? M Y?iJ t!av8 ???. ^gW
By the persistent use o? Dr. David's
lodo-Ferrated Sarsaparilla, the greatest
blood purifier and health giver known.
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HOUSEWORK WAS TOO MUCH.
MANCHESTER, VA., May 21, 1900.?Mrs.
James Johnson, of this place, states that
in the spring she was feeling very bad
and continued to grow worse until ?ha
could not do her housework. She began
taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, and it gave
Mr. Edward Lauterbach Has a Good
Run of Luck.
JOHN L SULLIVAN AS ART CIRTIC
An Actress Thinks an Attempt Was
Made to Poison Her?Methodist
Preachers to Wear the
NEW YORK, May 22?Special.?Edward
Lauterbach's law firm will be $200,000
richer by the straightening out of the
Third Avenue Railroad's affairs, which
were so tangled two months ago. Lauter?
bach's luck has become a by-wot d in
Mr. Hart's obstinacy in refusing,
against Lauterbach's advice, to i?sua
stock voted for was the cause of the
original trouble. But Lauterbach has
been consulted almost daily by Receiver
Grant and his lawyer on the accounts
of the Third Avenue Company.
WAS SHE POISONED?
The World says:
Miss Virginia Ear'.e, who plays the
leading role in the "Casino Girl," at the
Cas:no, was taken violently ill last night
during the performance. It is believed
she suffered from an attempt to poison
Miss Earlc came to the theatre ap?
parently in good health. Just before
the performance she is said to have re?
ceived a box of candy, containing a card,
the name on which, however, was not
familiar to her. She ato two of the
candies and shortly afterward was taken
violently ill with nausea,
Sho was taken to her dressing-room,
where a physician was called. Later,
she was sent home.
SULLIVAN AND ART.
John L. Suilivan essayed the role of art
critic in court when the suit of E. C
Danton, a painter, against the proprietor
of Dante's Inferno Cafe, on Broadway,
came up for triai.
Mr. Ailen, one of the owners of the
cafe, engaged Danton to paint a portrait
of the former champion to adorn the
entrance of the saloon. Allen agreed to
pay $125 for the painting.
When the picture was finished it was j
shown to Sullivan for approval, and he
rebelled against being shown in
dress with a look and posture as though
he were about to enter a prize ring. He
advised Mr. Allen not to take the pic?
ture, and will tell why as a witness.
TAX RATE RAISED.
New York's tax rate for 1900 may be
$2.50. That it will be as high, if not
higher, than last year, was announced
to-day by President Feltner. of the Tax
Board, after estimating that the Davis
Haw, compelling increases in school
teachers' salaries, will add $3,300,000 to the
SURPLICES IN METHODIST CHURCH.
Some of the worshipers in the Tre
mont Methodist Church, at Washington
Avenue and One Hundred and Seventy
eighth Street, were surprised when a
surpliced choir of forty voices, mnie and
female, led the services. The experiment
is causing a great deal of discussion,
and some members of the congregation
denounce what they term "Catholic
practices," in a Methodist Church. The
pastoe of the church is the Rev. Dr.
J. W. Campbell, who is kn'.wn as a pro?
gressive minister. T i? organist and choir
director is A. Y. Cornell, who was for?
merly the organist and choirmaster in
Grace Episcopal Church, of West Farms.
Some Sensible Advice for a Ftic-iul of
The announcement that the regular De?
mocracy will not recognize the Populist
nomination at Sioux Kalis of Hon. Charles
A. Towne for Vice-President on the Bryan
ticket, opens up the very widest range of
speculation. It suggests in the lirst place
that the Democratic leaders have finally
come to--their senses and are now deter?
mined to conduct the campaign upon
straightout party lines. It suggests, also.
the idea that the leaders intend 'o make
their right on the bold, but conservative
issues defined, long years ago, by Jefferson
and Jackson?issues which hundreds of
thousands of patriotic voters will enthusi?
astically advocate, and all the more so
because the crazy and fanatical tnd
feather-headed vagaries of Populism have
Not being in the confidence of the Demo?
cratic cilief tains, and h tving, therefore,
to construct our theories entirely by in?
ference, we may possibly have taken ?
too roseate view of the party's prospe ts.
We venture to believe, however, that
present indications point to a new and
more wholesome departure in Democratic
policy. If it be true that they are cutting
loose from the false gods and misleading
chimeras of the past few years, the
chances all are that :he Democracy are
on the eve of a complete reaction. The
chances are that they propose to divest
themselves of the hitherto fatal handicap
of Populism and to make their tight on
the broad policies and principles banded
down to them by the fathers. In otner
words, they seem likely to make a simple
and straightforward Democratic fight,
conceding nothing for the purpose of al?
liances and standing squarely or. the
ground long ago defined and limited by
the great men of the nation.
If we be warranted in this hypothesis,
and if the leaders seriously Intend to carry
out the policy they now seem t ? have
adopted, the campaign will soon become
as interesting as it promises to be close
and desperate. Naturally, there will be
radical and sweeping changes in the per?
sonnel of the management. Natur i"y the
Controlling committee will be rt ' ?
ed from top to bottom. Ther.
worklng force of virile and zea! >u
and a chairman in tune with ti;
of the time?a man of vigor and of intel?
lect, who has forgotten much and learned
much since ISO??the very antithesis of the
Bourbon and the barnacle.
In our opinion the Democracy never
had a better opportunity or a more hope?
ful prospect. Everything denends upon
the courage and intelligence 'with which
tfiey handle the situation.?Washington
THE COMING OF THE ARMY.
Corner-Stone Layiugoita Monument
Duri??; McKinley's Visit.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., May 22.
SpecI?L?The corner-stone of the monu?
ment to be erected to the Fifth Army
Corps in the National Cemetery here, will
be laid Friday evening with .Masonic cere?
monies by Lodga No. 4, of this city. Gen.
Butterwortb, who donates the monument,
specially requested this, the mother lodge
of George Washington, to officiate on this
occasion. The time selected for the cere?
mony is during the hrst. day of the en?
campment of the Society of the Army of
the Potomac, the members of which will
attend. President McKinley and his Cab?
inet will also be present.
Col. B. D. Cole, chief marshal on the
occasion of the visit of President McKin?
ley, his Cabinet and other distinguished
guests here on Friday, May 25th. and as
escort of the Army of the Potomac, has
appointed as his aides the following gen?
tlemen: Captain D. M. Lee. brother of
Gen. Fitz Lee; A. W. Embrey, A. P.
Rowe. Jr., and C. W. Hurkamp.
Memorial services will be held at the
national Military Cemetery-hero on Wed
fact that nothing tends more to
injure the eyesight than wearing
improper Glasses, whilst nothing
preserves vision more than the use
of suitable ones. We furnish the
latter only, and guarantee satis?
faction. Prescription work is our
department is also in charge of
experts, with dark room on the
premises and free instruction in
photography. Our line of Ko?
daks, Cameras and Photo Supplies
is complete. Developing and print?
ing finely executed. Mail orders
promptly attended to.
THE S. G?LESKi OPTICAL CO.,
end Expert Adjusters of Spectacles, Eye
Glasses, Artificial Eyes, &c,
CORNER NINTH AND F7IA?N.
a rain?t?; all druggists ot
Tue Ti-Lo aXedlcal Coi
25G Broadway, Noyr 'Sort. >
Send for Bcoiiet.
107 East Broad St., Richmond. Va
Plant Decorations. Choice Rosebuds.
Cut Flowers, Funerei Designs? &.
nesday, May COth. to commence at
o'clock. A deputation from the I :-. .
and prominent speaker?' are I
appropriate singing and recitations
be given by the children.
Congressman Amos J. Gumming
Nov.' York, was :< visitor h '?? I '::-:
having made the trip aroun i by ste
from Baltimore. H( returned to V
inston by raiL
The dress worn by a young lady ?
Old Folks' Concert in Alexandria
week was the san: ? . ?rn by a
in th?s city at the ?? pti a bere to
Lafayette in !S3t
The Virginia ;; t Sugar - ???:?.-.
been disti ibutin ; to l nera
beet seed fr ?. Over 1 mei
analyzed and a re ?:' ?
? ? : i trmi r. The ' ! : ? ? ncour.
age the farmers to raisi l e be ts for a
:" ???? >ry which it is ? to erect here.
In the Pre lericksl Seid- lay
contests. Mr. Edgar Gammon won the
.iriv for points, having made- the
remarkable record :' winning four differ?
ent events on the programme. Some of
the contests wer-? very exciting;
STUART, VA.. May 21 -S] scia!.?There
is being very lict!?,? interest manifested
in the Co ial Coi :;;... - ? ? -
over one-fifth o? t:.?. ? : '.. :o :r.:y
will be polled. Tfee county wil 5 tgatast
the 1 onvt ntion.
Farmers arc not thr ugh 1 tag corn,
and but very little tobac ? .. . ? set
out. Farm work - at a dead
stand-still becau: - ?: be I ng drought
Oats and grass WH! ; - m ?-: a com?
plete failure. Wh .it Es being badly in?
jured. Gardens and pastures aro suffer?
ing severely. The exci Ungly dry
weathi 1- is causing the fruit to drop off
considerably. '? ?? : be any
thin.,; like a full crop this y ax.
Fores: Hres I r tntly done con?
siderable damage to timber in che county.
With Dixie Nerve
you wish to cure R'r
Muscles and Sin v
trates and cures.
Dixie Nerve ar.-l E
been tried by thous
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8 Liniment if
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? 1 cas, p?ne
,ik- any but
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for oth :r* It
NOKFOLK & \Vi;SlT,!:N ??A?.VVAY
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE.
Effective Miy 21th, :!. N'orfalli irvi
Western Railway will :' In service a,
new train between Norfolk and Richmond,
leaving Norfolk 9:25 ?. M., arrrv g Rich?
mond 11:4? ?. M I. ?'? ? V.. :. .. ,-..l 3.li P.
M., arriving Norfolk ". ? ? M TbJe train
will consist of Vesti luled Coa bea similar.
to Trains Nos. 23 and 22.
? V EUYHODY v.' A NTS
And ought to have none but pure medi?
cines. To use an impure or an adulter?
ated article is both useless and dan?
gerous. When in wan: of anything in
the medicine line call on or send to ua.
If you want a tine Hair Brusn and Corr.b.
a good Tooth Brush, Nail Brush. Shoo
Brush, a nice bottle of tine Perfumo or
some fine Toilet Soap, remember we have
it. We carry a full assortment of
Crut :hes, Trusses. Braces, ail kind's of
Rubber Goods, etc., etc., at reasonable
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Oppositj the Postotflce.
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A most excellent and pleasant Spring
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$1.50 a dozen bottles.
OWENS & MINOR DRUG CO.
The Southern Bell Telephone and Tele?
graph Company announces that "tele?
phonic communication can ba had over
its lines w;*h Lynchburg?, Va.; DanviO,
Va.; Roanoke. Va.; Wakefield, Va.; Ap
pomattox. Va.; FarrnviOe, Va.; Crewe.
Va.; Salem, Va.; Bedford City. Va.; Reids
ville, N. C; Charlotte, N. C.; Columbia,
For further particulars enquire at the
Public Pay Stations and at Manager's
office. 1214 East Main Street.
SOFTHEKX BELL? TELEPHONE AND
SOUTHERN WHOLESALE GRO
Charleston. S. C, May 2-*th-25th.
The Atlantic Coast Line announces a rate
of one flrst-cla33 tare for the r?und-tr:>
from Richmond to Charleston. S. C. ou
account of the above occasi ?a. Tickets on
salo Slay 22 ?. '^k'- and -?:h. with final limit
May 2Sth. l?r.?\ F->r schvlul-. si-,-?:-.,. .
accommodations and further Information
apply to C. 3. CAMPBELL,
^Division Passenger Asent.
? S33 East Main Street. Cita.