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FRIDAY.FEBRUARY 28, 189(5.
THI8 PAPER RECEIVES THE COM?
BINED TELEGRAPHIC-NEWS SER?
VICE OF THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIA?
TED PRESS AND THE UNITED
OYR RILLS SIDE-TRACKED.
There have been several disagreeable
Incidents connected with the cons dera?
tion of our charter aroendmtnt bills: but
non? wor*e than that which occurred yes?
terday, when the House committee r*1-*-*
poned action on the entire suojert until
Tuesday ls the ltist day of this legisla?
tive session, and thia proceeding of me
committee's means not only that our bills
are to be killed, but that the people cf
Richmond are not to kn>w how *ach
member of th* House stands on them.
This ls trifling with a grave quet-'tion pix!
an Indignant people. No more unwise or
suicidal policy could have teen con?
ceived. The people are not rn a humor
BB bs trifled with; yet this is trifling of
the most irritating description.
When the bills were placed in the
bsnds of the Richmond delegation the
Chamber of Commerce bad the assurance
of the dt'.egatlon that no voice of theirs
would bs raised against the bills; the un?
derstanding being that the adoption or
rejection of the amendments should bo
submitted to the sovtreign people at the
Of course, the Legislature could not
refer any measure to a Democratic pri?
mary, but who can doubt that if the
billa had passed the two houses the
Democrats of this city would have pre*
ceded the regular election with a pri?
mary to deal with this special -im-sUon ?
Ia abort, if the legislative action a.* k> d
for could have been secured, the bills
would have been *ubmltted, first, to a
Democratic primary, and then to the
regular charter election. The Dispatch,
for Its part, was pledged to advocate
thia course, and we know of no Demo
PPSt who woe Inclined to oppose it. But
not only are we to be denied a vote on
the amendments, but if the legislative
committee'* action be not undone, we are
to be denied a recorded vote on the bills
In the House.
This, we say. ls trifling with s serious
matter. If the Richmond delegation in
the House wish to render to their party
and to their city the most signal public
service they have been able to render In
all their lives, they will unite ss one
man. and go to the committee and have
the billa reported and put before the
What ls lt that the Legislature ls asked
to do? Is lt asked to amend the charter
Of Richmond? Is lt asked to alter our
municipal system? Why, no; not at all.
What la asked of the Legislature ls to
allow the voters of Richmond to decide
If they (the voters) will adopt or reject
*, certain amendments, some of which
stove been proposed by the City Council
Bod Borne by the Chamber of Commerce.
Here )? a plain, sensible proposition
lb the Interest of self-government and in
furtherance of the Democratic doctrine
Of'the rule of the majority, and yet we
are to be made victim* of the side-track?
Thi* la a matter In which the country
leglolator* ara willing to be guided by
tbe Richmond membera. There can be
no Question on that point. The Richmond
delegation assured the Chamber of Com
m-ro*. we believe, that If opposition did
n >t come from the Richmond delegation
there wdid be none at all. So let them
r***ctie our party here from Impending
4. inger by demanding of tbe committee
|> it the billa be reported sad passed.
Kc ter. Indeed, that the bills should
' ttejuarely voted down In the House
B. that a great number of our worthie?t
?'.* should have lt to say that they
it been triged with by a Democratic
??'.? tur?* ta a moit provoking a;id un
? rg way.
^.ihe committee thought that by side
': &J the Richmond bill* lt could
' tito saltation here for charter
jp -I.nits, lt baa been grossly ml?led.
. ? but ons way to quiet the aglta*
* il (bot ls by r. Terring lt to tb*
' of thia city. In no ether con
, '.Ide wsy csa th* will of the commu
!ty be tromlotakably pronounced. Even
tbe few days ot tbe *e**lon left our
ty' nosy ba rescued from Itt danger
Richmond delegation win bat unite
fabe tbs lead. Will they do lt?
Xing Humbert eitreee
aw ltot-med to Crlapl's cry of
ta elatttod. gad ll I
to now said that he and Crispl are In
thorough accord as to Italy's African
policy. Both are determined to win a
victory over the Abyssinlans without loss
ot time, snd at any cost, and to that
end heavy reinforcements will continue
to be sent to Erythrea. the Italian pos?
sessions on the Red Sea littoral.
Whether, however, there had been any
truth In the first report or not. agree?
ment upon the latter proposition was a
necessity of the situation. Italy has gone
too far In her colonisation venture In
Erythrea to recede or compromise. Fail?
ure on her part to win a decisive vic?
tory and gain what she started out to
gain In that quarter means Italian evacu?
ation of tho country, serious political
trouble at home, and the loss of pres-1
tige. In Europe. In short, the conditions
In Erythrea constitute a momentous crisis
in the history of Italy, and the only
safe passage through lt Hes over Mu
nelek and hts army.
The <kbate on the C'iban bollls-irency
resolution has consumed s good par: of
the time of the United Statis Senst? f.ir
.werai days, and yesterday unanimous
consent was given that the "vote on the
resolution and proposed amendments
should be taken at 4 o'clock this after?
noon. The resolution, as reported Dom
th" Committee on Foreign Relations by
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, readV:
Resolved by the Senate (the House of
Representatives concurring). That In Thc
opinion of Congi ess a condition of public
w,ir exists between the Government of
?nalli ai. I ihe gov rnment proclaimed
and for sortie time maintained by force
of arms by th" peopll ot Cuba; and that
the United Plates of Ameilca should
maintain a strict neutrality between the
Contending Powers, according to erich all
the rights* cf belligerents in the ports and
territory of thc United States.
Mr. Morgun led the debate In favor
of the adoption of the resolution, and
Mr. Gray, of Delaware, wan, perhaps.
most prominent on the other side. The
latter inpressed himself as favoring tri?
white substitute, which was a staph
Senate resolution, not a concurrent rc.*.,
lutlon, disavowing any intention on the
part of the United States to Interfere
in the trouble, unless their interests bo*
I ime Involved, but giving voice to sym
pathy for Cuba, and ending an follows:
"We trust that the Executive Depart?
ment, to whose Investigation and '??ii. mir
diplomatic relation* have been commlttd.
will, at as curly a dan- as tha* fads will
warrant, recognize the belligerency of
those who are maintaining tin nm-ives In
Cuba in armed opposition t" Spain, and
that the Influences and office*! of the
United States may be prudently, peace?
fully, and effectively exerted to the end
thal ''ul>a. HM*/ ba enabled to establish a
p*)l WI neat government of her own
At wo understand lt. however, the
main amendment to be voted upon to?
day is the All"ii amendment, which reads:
"Resolved by the S- mite nnd House of
Reprise!.tilth, s ol' the United States of
Ameri'-a. ?;i Congress ?Bumbled. That tbs
PNSldont of tho United States be, and
he is hereby, authorized and requested
to liliane a proclamation recognizing the
republic of Cuba, ss lt exists under th"
constitution and form of government pro?
claim' 1 ut J tm ;i gunya, under President
Cisneros, in th? month of Mav. Anne
Domini utt, as a free and Independent
nation, and according tbs Envoy Extra*
ordinary and Minister Flenlpotontlarj of
said republic all the rights and privileges
accorded tn the Envoy Extraordinary and
Mlalater Plenipotentiary of the Govern?
ment of Spain."
These s< veral resolution"! would seem to
show that thc Senate is very much spilt
up on the question how the Cuban mat?
ter ought to be treated.
THE BLI "? AMI OH AV REI RMI.
It seems that the parade of th> BIOS
and Gray In New York on the 4th
of July has been abandoned on account
of objections raised by Grand Army of
the Republic oftl< ri
Inasmuch ns there ls, to say the least,
a doubt whether our veterans in gray
would be welcome In New York, lt is
right that tho men of. tho. South should
not put themselves In a position to bc
snubbed. Besides, a reunion resulting In
a quarrel would do harm to the country,
whereas the- Indefinite postponement of
the reunion will hurt nobody, except a
f-w who expected to use it to advertise
Wo are fur from charging upon tbt
people generally of the city of New York
any word, deed, or thought of Inhospi?
tality In this matter; we know where
the opposition come from, but, really,
New York ls not a good placn for a Con
Tht? dato for the Confederate reunion
at Richmond was thrown back a month
to accommodate distinguished southern
generals and others who wished to at?
tend the reunion here, aid go h"nce to
New Vork. We thought the change of
Inti unadvlsable at the Hmo, but re?
frained from making known our ob
tlons lost our motives might be misunder?
stood. Now we could not return. If we
would, to tho time originally appointed
for the reunion here, because In view of
the month's extension of time we de
'.a>ed our arrangements a month. Wo
shall be ready to soe our friends on Juno
30th, but could not be ready sooner. Let
all the old Confederates who purposed
going to the New York reunion be con
?OM hy tho thought that there will be
a vriy Cue reunion?Confederate re?
union?here, and that in Richmond no
objection will be made to those who
chouse to Indulge themselves In the
"rebel yell," or who wish to march again
under their old and tattered ba ttl.
We aro going to have a largo auditorium
upon the Expivltion-Grounds, and will
moke ready to welcome tens of thou?
sand*. And lt ls our firm belief that
tha r- will bo more old Confeds In Rich?
mond on June 30th and July 1st and 2d
than have ever been gathered together
since the untiles of Le* snd Johnston
The Norfolk Landmark agrees with the
Dispatch that sooner or later the Sen?
ate will have to yield to the over?
whelming public opinion on the question
of woman physicians tn the women's
wards In our Stale hospitals for the in?
sane. The Landmark says:
"The people desire this Improvement,
and the Senate cannot prevent its
adoption, lt may be. hindered for a time,
but public sentiment is growing stronger
and stronger, and each blow from the
Senate makes the end more certain, lt
would be well If the upper House could
realise the futility of opposition, and as?
sn t at this session."
Fits Lee ls popular, not to say the
people's favorite, wherever he goes. Hs
was wisely made the orator of the day
on Wednesday, and on that day address?
ed the public, and particularly the In
dian graduates, st the Carlisle (Ps.) In?
dian School. Wherever he goes he finds
friends snd makes new ones.
The man who at the present day falls
to Insure his life and his property is In?
deed behind the timex Insurance ls, ws
might say. ovsrworked, and ls consider?
ed indispensable by every thoughtful
WHKRK lg THE MAUI
Tba charter amend meet*, of course
should not be Imposed upon tbe city ex?
cept subject to ratification by the people,
and aa far as ascertaining* the wishes of
the Democratic barty ls concerned, that
may be aocompli.heil hy a . primary.
?hould one be deemed nscssssry. Tbe
main proposition ls to give the people
chhnce to decide for them?elve* whether
they went the amendment* or not.
Now, where I* the man wno will attie
their voice??The Richmond Times.
The case In a nutshell I* admirably
?tated by the Time* In the foregoing
paragraphs. It belier** that comml?*lon?
are capable of rendering great eervice to
Richmond, but lt would have the people
decide this question for themselves.
It ls astounding to us that any member
of the legislature, especially any Rich?
mond member, should take the position
that the pending charter amendments
should not be submitted to a vote of the
people. If ours ls a popular government,
how can we deny to the people the right
they demand of voting upon charier
changes? If our people have honesty and
Intelligence enough to vote for President.
Governor, and members of the Leslsla- |
ture, surely they have honesty and In?
telligence enough to ?ay, "This amend?
ment I favor; that amendment I dis?
approve"; or "I am 'for* or am "against"
all of these amendments."
The members who vote against denying
to the cltlxens of Richmond the privi?
lege of voting upon these amendments
will make a record against themsclx-s
that will be long remembered. They can
no longer say to the dear .people "Wc
love and trust you"; no, it will not be?
in order for them to make nny such as?
sertion, when the record can be draws
upon them at a moment's notice, and will
show that they voted or labored or ma?
noeuvred against alloxvlns our voters to
say whether they want or tin not want
to moke cortain changes In their munici?
The amendments should be submitted
to the people, ns well in the Interest of
those who appr->v"e th-^m as in the Inter?
est of those tv ho disapprove them. If th1
affirmative vole earlies lbs day, the char?
ter must be changed; If tbe HBlBllll vote
carries the day the advocates of tho
changes will be silt nee I," and mus*,
acquiesce In good faith BBd tSBBpBI.
Remember that there are tivo sets o'
amendments. One comes from the City
Council; the other from the riinrnber of
Commerce, BSOtMadsd by tho Tobacco
Trade and the Grain Rr.fl Cotton Ex?
change. We say, .**-,ibrn|i to the people
the whole lot. If thc City Council's pro?
position ls approved by tho people, let
the Board of Public InUrests bf aboUBh'
ed. If th** Chambtr's amendment*- BIS
approved, wc* shall have n light com?
mission, a finance commissl,,ii, etc. We
believe we speak for the mass of our
people?for tho*<e who would vote "for"
and for those who would rata "against"
the amendments?when we as'r thit the
citizens of Richmond BS permitted to go
to the polls and express tlc ir Bpinion as
to all of the pending amendments.
Gentlemen will lind it in vain to ex?
plain to their constituents that they speak
for the people when they are trying to
stifle the voice of the people. As the
Times says, "the main proposition Is to
give the people a chance to decide for
thems''iviis whfthOf th*y xvant the amend*
ments or not. Now, where is the man
who will stifle the voice of the moDle?"
l>et this question ba rspeab I from
mouth to mouth; let every man i.sk hi*
neighbor: "\Vh-*re ls the man who will
stifle the voice of the people?"
Mr. Dolliver, of Iowa, Republican
though he be, has made an epitome of
his opinion on the unver qucrtlon. He
made hi? ?"?peech In the national House
of Rsprsseatathrea. lie said:
I am In favor of the coinage
of the silver dollar under ?uch
provisions and with loeb limitations sad
condition**. Mt Will produce a coin agree?
ing In value with existing nt.inda.rds,
und I would have the l*r)it<?,i States j in
with the commercial nations in iuoh an
adjustment of the ratio under Inter?
national agreements as will enable the
entire commercial world without loss to
any nation to return to the unllmlt-.i
soinage of s-tlver.
Here Ia an explicit declaration In favor
of Joining with tht* commercial nations
in aa International agreement which
will make our currency good all over
the world. It !.?* another name for inter?
national coinage?no: International free
coinage, but what will be Its equivalent.
In the United State*, Senate on Tues?
day Mr. Allen (Populist), of >.'.-bra-ka.
said lhat the Democratic pnrty and
President Cleveland were having a
motikey-an,l-pan*ot time. Let Mr. Allen
await awhile with patience the action
of the President and his millions of sup?
porters, and the Nebraska Senator will
learn that he and they aro fully bent
on securing the next presidency to the
Democratic party. The Republicans, the
Populists, and other malcontents are
reckoning without their host when they
flatter themselves that they have al
i-.iily as good as secured the n?xt presi?
dency. Tom Reed will tell them In dux
time what he expects, and when his
??xpt elations are fl Bil SBd the Dem-,oralie
party will cover as with a pall all his
Thc Maryland Legislature wrestled last,
xxick with thc proposition to tax ehurch
|.-,|erty, but of course closed the debate
on the subject by voting doxxn the pro
pi al tlon. To tax church-property ls like
taxing Jock-'o-lantcrns?that ls to say.
tl.< re ls nothing to tax. Taxes ougut
to be levied upon property that yields a
revenue, not upon property whose owners,
Inatead of receiving a return, have to pay
out of their own pockets the cost ol
keeping it up._
It ls believed that BalllngCm Booth
will organise an army In opposition ts
the Salvation Array. Will its name bt th
opposite of Salvation? We hope not.
The Simple loone.
(The Richmond State.)
lt ls not the province of the State to
discuss the charter amendments* them?
selves In this appeal to a Democratic
Legislature for (air play to the Demo
eratic party and the city of Richmond.
The object of thia appeal is to place
the facts before the Legislature. Th*
state appreciates that the time of th*
member., ls very fully occupied. But th*
State also believe* that the present Legis?
lature of Virginia is not willing to do
injustice to any city of the Common
wealth, and that the Democratic members
of the Legislature are not willing to
say that their Democratic brethren In
Richmond shall not have the privilege
of expressing their wishes on a purely
The question ls whether they shill be
permitted to perfect their city goiem
ment tn a eertain way, or whether they
shall not The Richmond State, th*
Richmond Dispatch, the Richmond Times,
Democratic newspapers enjoying a larg*
constituency In this city, are united In
making this request in behalf of the
Democrats of Richmond. Can these
papers whose life te In thia mHst
thesi papers that have grown up among
this people? thea* papers that yaar after
rear bass given angrudging efforts to J
tbe Democratic party?can R be that
these papers, however much they may
differ In other mspecta, can be ignorant
of the wishes of the Democratic party of
In the last city election the leading
Issue was the nt tem vt to disrupt the
present system of managing the Police
Department by ta ting lt out of the han ls
of the commission. That vote was ia
a Democratic primary, and was for the
commission, ss follows:
police commissioners .1.6*
Chief of Police.1.8C4
Chief of Fire Department ....1.846
The same element that fought against
the commission then, ls lighting against
the proposition to allow the Democrats to
vote on ' the question now. The Insist?
ence of Richmond Democrats on this
subject ls due to the fact that there ha:
boen theft nnd corruption In ono of thc
most important branches of th" elly
government, and that disclosure has con?
vinced tho people of Richmond, who have
a conscientious and abiding interest In
it* welfare, that they must select more
approved methods of protecting tho city.
Fees of Commonwealth Attorneys.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Permit me through the columns of
your Valuable paper to express a few
thoughts in regard to tho bill that ls
pending before tho Legislature to atna n !
section 3fi?8 of tile Code In rejatlon to
th-- toot ot Commonwealth's attorney!
Tho two moat important offices to tho
people under our pi-sent I 'laimtltution
aro the offices of County Judge and Com?
monwealth's Attorney, be?UH upon Un Ot
officers depend thc execution of the crimi?
nal IXWtt, which involve the safety and
protection of our homos, persons, an I
property. DeSldlS, these officers have tn
lo.k after the firiHiiciul interests of tb*
county and BtatO. An I yet, notwithstand?
ing th" Import.int duties that they hiv
to perform, and the great responsibilities
that rest upon th"m, they aro so poorly
Iii el. under the law, oven us it now K
that lt ls f.nly occrmlonally Hut wo find
any but tho youiic-st nnd most Inexperi?
enced lawyers who will accept th*-"
trusts. Indeed, it hns already HMM ; '
th- j. lint tba! a Inwyer of reasonable
ability consider? lt a I jn'le?,:enslon to
aceeys tn-**.' oAees, and ll is looked upon
ns a kind of admission that the Incum?
bent ls a ma:i of poor ability. This is
Hy so with tb.' office of (tasman*
wealth's Attorney, if their fees sn fir?
th, r reducd a great many of tho pres?
ent Incumbents will be force 1 to resign,
and their places will have io 'n# .*
bv young men of no ejp-i i-ri'-.', snd
whose only Induneinenl in aeoepttag tbe
OftVe ls to "learn'' and to bring himself
befo-aa tho public. In short, ths Qom*
monwenlth will have continually a lot of
young tsw*atndenta "prartiein.*" upon the
business of the Commonwealth, nnd she
will he almost wholly deprived of legal
si 1 v'eps.
Why slio'iM tho great State of Virginia
In matters- of the greatest Importance,
both civil and rriminnl, bo represent"-!
by tho weakest and feeblest tal. nt agains*.
tbs strongest nnd most experienced men
on tho opposite ntdOf Is this giving tho
people a fair chalice?
Tho office of rommonwrnlth's Attorney
ls about tho only one In the election of
whi 'h tho pennis ar.- willing t-> lay down
political affiliations in order to n"oure thc
most eonepotoat man. The reduction of
fees of Commonwealth*' attorneys ls not
a papular measure. Almost any citizen
will say that the pay of Oommonweolth'l
attorneys li loo small, ind thnt they
should receive hefttr pap, In ord'r lo
?selim better talent, and that further
reduction ls dangerous to the peace and
god order of the country.
Thin proposeil redaction ls certainly n
falss Iden of economy. Surely, a good,
competent man in this office will savs
H. its to the government than the .Hf
(binnet bot ween I rea?onabln salary and
un u::re.imnaiphi;.' mongN one.
Any lawyer of anything like muon*
able ability can mnke a great 'leal mir*
out Of tho criminal practice than ls al
towed Onder the t.r-~'t-'''40 1 law. ;?:; i 'hu
? I ? m with a gr?at gnni hus Inlor. Then,
hov.- can he afforl to accept an office
so poorly paid? If a Commonwealth's
attorney looks after the bnstnem of tin
Commonmeulth as he should do be bs
but lilt!- chan"' at th. civil practice.
Pesides, he must necessarily lose a groat
deal In tho way of popularity--a thins
which i man ennnot afford to do, and
will not do for nothing.
The State cannot get the legal sorvlcc
of reasonably good legal ta'.ent for a
trifle any more than an Individual nan
lo BS. The siilarv may be redUOOd, 'it
the Stiito will loge in value of 1". U
talent bl proportion. ECONOMY.
The Cotton-Fnctnry l Ipern ll ? ... of
Vlrglnli. February Vi, iWt.
To the Editor of tho Dispatch:
I soe much sal'! of late In your valu?
able and progressive sheet, urging th"
Legislature to do something for the busi?
ness Interest of tho State, especially th"
manufacturing interest; but I have yoi
IO rend of one single act pass"d by lt
to Induce or attract any m-n of capitul
into the State.
I huppt n to know of a desire on th'
part of some gentlemen to buy tho OUT
Dominion Cotton-Mill, In your city, or,
rather, in Manclu-ster; but, under th"
abominable law lo,md around thei necks
of cotton-mlll-mon In Virginia the pro?
ject was abnndoned, especially when they
were told no remedial legislation need be
In North Carolina not a restrlctlve
laboi-law is on the statute-books. Conse?
quently, there are about ISO cotton-mill
corporations In tho State, nil flourishing
and paying hand-om ? dhrldOBds, and
giving employment to thousands, and
hundreds of thousands being fed and
Now, turn to Virginia: We have eloht
mills--Uv ? at,Petersburg, one at Danville,
one ;it Richmond iMarshall, In Manches?
ter), ono In Lynchburg.
In South Carolina and Georgia eleven
hour laws are on the books, and as most
Of those mills tun night and day, this ls
ample time for working hours.
Mr. Mc Hue, of Petsrsbnrg, introlueed
a bill the oHkt day l.y r"|U'.-t, allowing
eleven hours In cotton-mills ahere work
ls done by th',- hour, or by plee^-work,
and >et I learn thai any mob bill is con?
sidered a mero farce at this session.
But, for argument's sake, I-.l us admit
that ten hours are en nigh for cotton
mill op. ratkes to work P"r dny. Then In
i i ? ii mi- nf hurst -. ns? and humanity,
allow tho laborers the privilege to work
over-time If they ch**o?e, so aa to mak"
Hie sixty hours per week (ten hours per
day), so as to run out by Saturdays at ll
o'clock M. Then they could have Satur?
day evening to do their sfiopplng on,
and take their Innocent pleasure, and
feel like going to Sunday-school and
church on Sunday. Where they are com?
pelled to run up to 6 P. M. Sattinitv,
they have no show whatever for a mo?
ment's secular enjoyment, and, ag un,
under this same cotton-mill-law, as lt
stamla (for lt ls aimed at cotton-mills
only), lt forbids a woman the right to
contract. Though she weigh 250 pounds
and is CO years old she cannot, as a
man can, contract for a minute over ten
A ten-hour-low would not be so bad If
women had the same right to contract as
m?n have, and If all were allowed to
make the sixty hours by Saturday at
Yours truly. FAIR PLAY.
nil i ? ?^?^^?p??'
Oa lT-F.Su*Wlyj v4?..
BEIE1BER TH8SE POUTS!
MT That a person in perfect health
rarely cot-obce a colil. It is only wbgo
the i j tem is ron down sad the blood
does not circulate properly tba! p -opie
fall victims to colds.
Hs*" That it is a bad sign to fer 1 weak
and shivery, and to constantly sn flier from
tired, miserable fm-lim a. If yon do not
eat well, work well, ami sleep well there
is evidently a weak spot in your Byetem.
I***" That ordinary food and drink
cannot snpj ly the threat vital force re?
quired by people who work bani with
their hands and brains. They n.ed some?
thing to stimulate their energies, pro?
mote digestion, and keep the blood
moving. Hu-te is nothing better for
this purpose than pure malt whrsiey.
J-sbClitAT there is only one really me?
dicinal whiikey, and that is Unify s pun:
malt. It ic not an ordinary whiskey,
but a pure itinmlant that has a wuii-ler
ful etfect ou ihe system. It stirs up the
sluggish l-ojd. i,ni lils up the health,
crt* ttl r a good appetite, and promotes
digBBi'tri. lt prevent-, un ! ir w ll cure
cong ,*. colds, chilli, :n 1 evin pu-umo
niis I Very reliable grocer -.inti druggist
keeps ir. i.?t.; inferior imi: Bli ons.
Rem eta ber, ti,ern in no other whiskey
like 1 Miff-'.- ami D' other that can pos?
sibly take its pisee.
? ? ? ? ii
COLLEGE, Richmond. Va. Xo Vtcttioam.
sten'd ii,', 1 t|.?r.-ii.ii,', B.v.k lieer'inK,l'>'nmaii*hir*,
Telceriii-htr. 1).ah trxttr S.-n,l tor caul '-.tie. ahmvinu
?ur..pl?r.ilid Nerd In preptriui madel.:? for bu-tness
0n1 h-lplrv tia-m io ro?lti.,n?
Kmithdual's Boog-STKBTOte, 75c.; Grammar,
Basilar sad Letter wrttsr, Si; Pens, ti p?.*r gre*,
pool paid. Address
l<Vrj east Bread street. 'Phone fda,
NN'e hiiil. during thc past week, two more
sppllcsttsne for mal* stenographers th:in
we could fill, and this, In the face of tho
fact that our young mon toke positions
frequently aft-r 'inly tiree or four
months with us. In our Business De
nartnient WS work on the true educa?
tional basis of combining th.-,,rv with
business practice. Aftesr the student is
s'lfflclentlv drilled In the former to be
able to handle the latter he is ftornlsh
?-*! with a cash capitol, ,,p?n* business fer
himself, onl-rs gcods from the whtMSSSJe
])? i ,irt..,eiit hy letter, buys, sells, ships,
and receives shipments, and conducts
tran ?actions varying from the simplest
cash trade to the most comr.llcated part
nirship business, keeling his boobs front
his own transactions, ari writing all
business pap?**rs connected f-horewftn. The
addition of about thirty new t-tudonta du?
ring tho past xxoek. requiring the itsylcee
of two new teachers, abOWfl that our
college ls appreciated in city and countrv.
for these alu,lents came from both sec?
tions. Tl.'ESDVT n.t. I and 8 o'eloek P.
M.. will be tho lust opportunity for join
Ino th* PRESENT CLASSES in BUSI?
NESS WRITING, toughs by Professor NV.
If. WAGNER, the xveii-known penman
and teacher. Any oth*r department mav
be entered al any time. Individual ;.nd
cradles! Instruction is given fa A\\ ne
partseoatfl bp Isa obi re who bass h
pr. pared, nut only by aehotorl* training,
but by actual btaSBseee axperfence,
lui? held p.sltlons as practical stenn
?s'r.iphers anl hook-koa*per*. Call ,,n or al
dnss O. M SMlTur'KAi.. President
.'' rCKBOLDEBS' MF.ETLN'G.
There xxiii be a gem ral meeting of trie*
stockholder* o' Hie CHESAPEAKE
LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COM?
PANY at the orrie-* of NV. J N'elms, New?
port News, Va., at ll o'clock A. M., on
Die Iit-TH DAY OF MARCH. !'?-:.
By order ot the Board of Dirt- i rs.
W. .1. M'.KM.-s,
Secretarv of the Ch' apeake Land and
ri i rusrjr 6. 1K*5. fe 8-W
WOXDF.ItFlL KR I. A li HI' ?*ATtlti:.
PETRIFIED BODY CF A MAN, found
near Columbia, S. C., November 10, IM,
Pronounced by the physicians everywhere
to be a genuine petrifaction. Will be on
exhibition this w> eb in Hichmond. Va.,
at tJ22 EAST BROAD STREET. Admis?
sion, 10 cerita,_ |___
ai *.nrr:my ok mi sic.
A FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER.
FP.IDAT AND SATURDAY, .Kobruarv
Mill nd 2*th-MATINEE SATURDAY.
Helen Barry's Great r-omedy,
a nail iiiiiui,
Celle Ellis, aa the gay voung widow anl
tho dashing chasseur; Frank Mayne, Wil?
liam King Morrow, Niiina (Junnett,
Helene Oue-t, J. E. MacGregor, anl a
complete and competent company,
TOCNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN AS30CIA
FRI DAT. February 2Sth, at 3 o'clock P. M.
Miss FRANCES LEIGH STARR. elo?
cutionist, assisted by well-kown artist*,
representing some of the tlne-st mualcal
talent In tho city, for benefit of the Rose
Hud Society of Broad-Street Methods'
Admission, 2.". cents; reserved seats,
at Box-Otnce, 10 cents extra.
HOtl-KS, ML LES, COWS, Ac
FOR SAKE. TWENTY OF THR FIN"
HST MILKS In the city. Young and
pound; ready for work. Will sell cheap.
Apply at Cosby's Stable, Fifth street be
txvoen Klay and Marshall. fe "ZS-.lt*
PROPOSALS FOR TOBACCO FOR THE
NEW YORK. NAVY-YARD. February
21, Iii*..-Sea led proposals, ettdorietl
"Proposals for Tobacco for th" New Y--ik
Navy-Yard, to be opened March 31, 1MB,"
will be received nt the Hureau of Sup?
plies and Accounts. Navy Department,
XN'a.-ihington. D. <".. until U o'clock nooB,
*.! u h il. 1-J-*S. and publicly opt nod Imni"
dlately tberes-fter, to furnish at the Nsw
York "Naxy-Ya.*?l l"*od)"0 pounds of Navx
Tobacco. The tobacco mull conform t<<
th,- Navy standard and pas* the usual
naval Inspection. Plank forms of propo?
sals will be furnished upon application
to th? Navy Pay Ofitce, New York, or t,,
the Hureau. Samples of the standard to?
bacco will be furnished upon application
to the Rureau. The attention of manu?
facturers and dealers lu Invited. Tie bids,
all other things being equal, decided by
lot. Ihe Department reserve* the right
to waive defect* or to reject any or all
bids not deemed advantageous to the
government. EDWIN STEWART. Pay?
master-General, I'nlted States Navy.
0E1.1F.-TI1HEAD, XETH, tte.
We have just received another sui-pl;.
of SEINE-THREAD, constating of all
numbeta and qualltle**.. Including the Cele?
brated Lion Brand; warranter! full-nun i
aLiNEN NETTING and COTTON
STAKE NETTING furnished at short no?
tice, and as reasonable us they can be
obtained anywhere In the Knited States.
Fishermen who prefer the BEST OILED
CLOTHINO made should order tho Sea
King Brand. Warranted strictly water?
proof, cheaper grades also in stock.
L. LICHTENSTEIN'S SONS,
corner Seventeenth and Franklin street*.
fe 13 _
THO CS. GAI BSKl
Ofoce.9l5E.M**lN8T. Factory,lg S*i*|gt
! gpcctacics, Eye GI oases, Artllclsl Byee, ac
trmtrty fitted. Lsweet charge and tatisi*N>
Itott esa?sstsed.*?RaasBlBsttott Ats.
_ ?!? -*Frio*-> ?_j4ft,
!? '^aMj^^M -.-_te*i^ _..'.'i
have we ever shown such
an extensive line of Early
The styles are thc best
and the prices are the
lowest we have ever of?
we show an entire new line
of Table Linen in better
values than we have ever
White Goods *
in an immense variety?in?
cluding many new fabrics.
in all thc new patterns?'
embracing a full linc of
the New Grass Linen Em
Collars and Collarettes
in all the New Lace Effects,
and also in Embroidered
in all the New Natural
Linen Colors, Ecru, and
Tailor-made, in the latest
and most populai fabrics.
Clay Diagonal, Plain and
Brocaded Mohair, and
Brocaded Silk-"-the latest
cut and most excellently
The popular floor covering
for thc coming season. All
tho new novelties are here, !
ready for an early selec?
THE FODRQUREAN-PRICE CO.
rou TWO DAYS.
Friday and Saturday
to make room for our spring
stock. Goods have been mark?
ed down to and below cost.
Three, specials In Hoys' Knee Vants?18,
69, and 75c.
Sp?>clal lot Hoys' Corduroy Pants, Sic.
Special lot Hoys' Jersey panta reduced
from $1.25 to 75e.
Hoys' Keefer Suits reduced from $.1.25
Roys' Keefer Suits reduced from $2.50 to
Hoys' BsMM Suits reduced from $3.50
Hoys' Junior Suits reduced from $2.75
Hoys' Junior Suits reduced from $2.48 to
Hoys' Junior Suits reduced from $1 >8
Hoys' Jersey Suits reduced from $4.25
Hoys' Jersey Suits reduced from $3.50
Boya* Jersey Suits reduced from $1 tc
Hoys' Jersey Suits reduced from $2.75.
?OHM NSW STVLKS IN* SPHINCf
HATS JI'flT RICKIVMX
E. A. EZEKIEL.
'JO per cent, or one fifth of all
sales on Wednesday next will be
donated to Grace-Street Baptist
church towards rebuilding.
E. A. EZEKIEL.
Ton know what we moan, bat yon
hnvo no idea how cheap wo are
selling our LEAP-YEAR FURNI
Our Inventory Sale
mada "room (or otu IMMENSE
HTOCKOF NEW GOODS, which
is arriving daily. They are hand?
somer nnd oben per than erer be?
fore Gire tu n look before you
gilmore & mm,
le. 7 East Bnait Strm,
HOOK AND JOB PRINTING NEAT
ISAAC SYGLE & GO,
Extra ?alu< ? thia week in SEPAKiTn
SKIRTS and SILK CA Pia *
Exquisite wido and rippling Sill
Capos, $4.48. * a
SEPARATE SKIRT SALE.
Hen the fall and tlarini" Imo tbrooih
ont-Skirts at fl.25, $1,159, $2 :i'.?, *?*
$dS9, ami SH.',-.'. *
6<Jc Figured Blsck Goods-t,,
$1 Sarah Serge?splendid Ulaok, 4(
inches wide, OOo. pt-r yard.
Don't Hiss Our Ribbon Di
Utautifnl Taffeta and Dre ' n Kii>
bon, 13, 19, '2'>, Xi and 18a 11 r jard
1896-Dress Goads Reduced.
Bv the aliove we motin Now Hi r i.
BOgL Black and Colored Qeodi
for ? few days.
il'.'c. Baum and Colored (iooJs, j:ft
for a few days.
-?"I* Muck nnd Colored Cool', lifo.
for a few dava.
1,500 NovcIh. 2c. each.
Cloth Hound 2-H* liooks, 10c.
ISAAC SYCLE & CO,,
Next Corner M and Bread St<.
for LADIES'KI ,;.
for LITTLE HOYS"
LACED SHOES. .
$1.50 BUTTON ?
1 |i QR for OENTLE- :
i yLOO MEN'S|STAjN
1 7Cn for LADIES' $1.W
li luL WHITE SLIP
1 ORn for LADIES' OP- [
j &0\). ERA SUPPERS,
j and omm at
TBE HODEL SIDE STORE,
(107 Iiioiid strti't.
? ^-?r-*^''"if'*im?'*am ?tfmi>j"m?tm rn ?
If Hndby Sellslt, It's tfes Desi.
That IS BUTTER.
Tii.-iVn ono thing- about our I'titti..
that ooitimi-nd th-'ni to all-th./'
fp.rm In quality; Dot food thin tn
a mt nest, I ut ALWAYS food, f
customers who liavo trl*,l butters ?
bal WI re rim raited until ours wer
plsd. Now .ve have therti fm- Its
ti mt***. And, min I you, oar
BUTTCBA; thfy'rs not th? yell ?.
pl?xlona-.. fat-tory-msile fraud ? i'l ii
sold mo often as the "best" butt?-r* >A ?
nothing but rn-nmrry button*, p.
In th'-m; not ona Jot. I* lt any ?
we hold our butter trads scala
Try our Huttors owes and you'll I
the adulterated, lard-mix.-d con
BUT!? IN* BALF-FOUND PIUN'TS
Iha Bnost Oive it a trial.
Prunes, 2 Pounds for 25c.
Hst tru drl."l-up. motiMy, ta-t.
kli.'lK that havi- bean -'wed away 11
tome 'I.inij) holo until ths owner ii (lad
i , rel rid of thom at any price, but I
? mdous fruit, snd Mg, tao -th- r
thv ni' nov that we've had in many a
day. Ju't tn.
GEORGE A. HUNDLEY,
Fancy Groceries and Fine Liquors.
VJK Fast Uroad Street,
Thia* ..KO. ISCH-r,? I-.I'l
<io Hiv Si|ii.ir?'H
Further lor Hall
We are a little further ont of tba
beaten .oad thau onr con,}' Mo ?
oar customera got ih ? bene?M of tii i 1
our decreased expenses, sud our c
Haently lower pri -es. Wo il<l you Uunli
it worth year while to go six, squares
further for 50 cents? Pretty good Uhf,
wouldn't it be?
Our poods are exactly the samp ia
both ca-te% the difference in price boin.*:
Dimply tho difference in thc relatus
coat of dc log boniness.
ARE YOU TOO RICH TO SAVE MOUE! ?
BROAD AND HENRY STREETS.
? P ll O N I ? 7 3.
?We have on hand a HJMJEJjHPP*.:
r-upply ol SEED POTATgM both sari
?nd late varieties, curnprUlna r-*r
Rose, Early Ohio. Boulton Ros*. Be-ut
ot Hebron.'peerless. Uu'b*rA ?o^&*t
etc Writs fof Wieta. JOHN T. MONT