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jrtant that once produced such Crult, may
llwnys be relled upon to produce It nga.n.
Intcltect Is an liidlvidual quality; char
Kctcr a roclal attrlbute. lt la. thoreiorn,
Kio more than what mlght nntuyaily havo
bear, e__ptoted Lliat the 8ame luocli from
Whlch George Wn^hlngton sprung should
later on produca Abraham I.tnccln nnd
Robert . Leo Thls waa no rnce nf Cor
slcana, producmg ono Nnpoloon and cx
ptrlng ln Ihe eflort; but, like the Anclent
Romnn3, thnt bred great atftte-smen nnd
generals fnster Jhan contlnuous wara
could slay them, tho Southern people, na
lf lo prove that Washlngton. after all,
was but a glorloua type of Southern man?
hood, presented also to the world a Mnr
shall. n Jetlcraon, a Clay, n CaJhoun. an
Albert Sldney Johnston n.iul a Stonew.ill
Jackson! Nor aro theae all, Mr. Chnlr
mnn, for ' '.horo aro hllla beyond Pent
xtnd." and tho name of Dlxle's groat sons
Ib leglon! Thls noble race hns not do
fenerated Let but the occaslon _-ri_o,
ind Southern horoes wlll ngain ndvance
from the obsetirlty lo form a safe bul
vnrk for tholr country'e llberllos nnd to
urnlsh new insplrallon for posterlty. In
,he South, wo bellove that "What man
hiif done. man still can do;" nnd to
Ite Southern people. God seems partlcii
.nil.v to liavc- addressed hls promlsc when
1p ca'.d: "Aa thy days, so shall thy
THK g&U.THER-* PEOPLE.
' Mr. ChnTrmnn. whoevcr would under
rtnr.d the true cbaracter and qualitles of
Washlngton must study, not- the mnn
hlmsclf only, but the race from whlch ho
came. That race. In all of Its noble qunl
Itles of mind and heart Is the same yes?
terday, to-day and forever, What, then,
Is that race as we now flnd lt? What
nre its Ideals and sentiments, Its hopes
'nnd asplrntlons. nnd what hnve been Its
-struggles and nchlevementa la the prea?
Mr. Chairman, lt Is characterlatlc of
every people to lmaglne thcmselves tha
alect of God; and I wlll not deny that
"the Southern people are too conservatlve
to dppart from the time-honorcrt rule!
For many ye'ars there fiourlshed In RIch?
mond, Va., a negro preacher, tlie Rev.
Johi Jaspor, an enthusiastlc dlvlne. ln
whose bosom pride of race and of coun?
try strove for asceivdency. Whlle en?
gaged ona Sunday In enllghtcnlng hls
dusky congregation as to tholr relatlvo
Btatus ln the scale of humantty. he told
them that whlle there mlght be aome dls
pute as to what single people is cntltled
to pre-em!nence among mankind, yet lt
'ls unlversally concedca that tlie four
great natlons who are God's own poople,
superior to all otlier, nnd destlned ul
tlmatoly to Inherit tho tho earth nre the
Huguenots, tho Hottentots, the Abyssln
lanB. and tha Virginians! Thls preacher,
I need hardly say, was very popular ln
Vlrginla, regnrdless of race, color or pre?
vious oondltions of servitucle!
In good truth, Mr. Chairman, tha
Southern people havo exceuent cause to
bo proud of the race from whlch they
come, and well they know It; but lt Is
not true, as sometltnes charged by thoso
who know us not, that wo feed upin
romlnlscence and llve in the past. Wo
are indeed a conscrva.tive people, who
love our homes and the traditlona of our
forefathers, who are not entirely aban
doned to tho mammon of matertalism,
who value men more for their charactcrs
than for their possesslons?a poople wlth
a glorlous past, of whlch we are Justly
proud. upen whlch we love to medltate,
and the memory of which we nre resolv?
ed shall never perish from the earth! But
let lt not be thought that we claim any
merit ourselves because of the deeds of
our ancestors; for we contemplate them,
and retnlnd each other of those heroea
and sages, only that we may thereby
gather Insplratlon to emulote them and
to show ourselves thelr not unworihy de
scendants, Great are Ihe history and
tradltlons of Ihe Southern people, but
great also are our responslbllltles be?
cause of them, If our forefathers were
Indoed such great men as we love to
point them, how much more should be
exjrfected of us than of those who come
? ncn of such sturdy stock! Let It, thore
fore, not b? Irnputed as a fault to the
Southern people that they ara prone to
dwoli wlth proud and loving memory
upon tlie great thlngs thelr forefathers
have dore; for this is but a spur of thelr
generous nmhition, that they may agaln
and ever stnnd among the "flrst, as the
hn-rdy Lpbullders, the wise and safe couii
flors, and the heroic champlons and
d. t'enclers of our beloved and unlted coun
But, Mr. Chairman, whlle we have thls
admlratlon and reverence for the great
men who. llved before us, we are not
thelr mere servile Imltators. Thy Indeed
served many and well their own day and
generatlon; but tempora mutantur. and
the Southern people, actlng nnd thlnklng
In the "living present," reeelve the doc
txines of their fnthers wlth discrimina?
tion, accepting those thnt aro sulted to
present condltlons, and rejectlng or modl
fying those, whlch addltlonal experlence
or altered clreumstanees have shown to
be unwise or Inapplicable. They hnvo
not the A then Inn craze for every thlng
new. nor tlie Orient.il worship for all that
Is old; but, like their great Anglo-Saxon
forefathers. hold ing fast to the thlngs
that are gcoM, and..,.ever reochlng out for
those that. art better. ihe Southern peo?
ple are at once both conservative and
Wlth thla prudent discrimination we of
tlie South recognlzc in those vast englnes
ef modern clvilizatlon and progress?the
publlc servlce corporatlons and the so
caJled "trusta"?neithor unquallfied good
nor unmitigatcd evll; we, therefore, cqual
ly oppose those who would confer upon
the government the functlona of a busl?
ness corporatlon, and thc-se who would
mrrender to such corporationa the legl
timato powers of government. leavlng
them practically Indepondent of the laws,
publlc regulation and control, rather than
publlc ownershlp, Is the domlnant Idea in
the South. 13ut, Mr. Chairman. we be
lleve in: n regulation whlch regulatea, and
which, therefore. ls varled In character
and degree ln accordance with the
etrength auri nature of tho thlng to bo
regulnted and wlth lu power to InJuro
or oppress tlie publlc, We do not belleva
In a nursory governess to control nn ele?
phant. nor do wo dosa glants wlth cat
nl p tea!
We belleva that monopollea a.r? bane
*Cul, particularly In the necessltles of llfe .
and should therefore bo dlBCouraged; wheti
Impraetlcable to prevent thelr existenco
altogether. we belleve that they ahould
be placed under the etrlctest aupervlsion
ind regulation. lo prevent Imposltion and
i-buae. We belleve that no lnstltution
thould be tolerated whlch the government
ls unahle to r egulate and control. nnd that
the possible exlstence in thls land of a
Has won bucccbs far beyond tho ottect
of edveitisirig only,
The secret of its wonderful popular
Ity is eiplalntd by ita unapproacbable
Based upon a prescrlptiou whicb
cured poople considored inourablo,
Unites Uie brsi-known vegotable rem
ediea, by tuth u oouibinutloa, propor
tiou &Dd procubs ub to havo curfttdve
power peculiiir to lUell.
iLu cures ol scrofula, eczema, paorl
icis, aud every kind of htiraor, us well
iu catarrh and rbifu_ai_.tisiu ? piove
tbe best blood purlfier ever produced
Iu. cures of dy-spfipsiu, loi.s ol appe?
tlte aud that th-.rl ftoliiif make lt the
greatest utotnaoh tonic and strength
rcatorer tbe world has ever known.
In ? thorciuglily good uiedicino. Begto
U t*.ko it TODAY. Got UOOD _.
OUR NAME under your collar stamps you as
-s wearer of the best clothlng money can buy.
?and he Hvbb to-day
?in our covernment
?in our institutions
?and in our heartB
"Labor to keep olive in our breast
that llttle spurk of oelostial fire?
conscienoe.,*--a*rw;# from the copy-book
cj Washmgton when a school boy.
Speaking o f conscionce ?
come in to-morrow and see if
your conscience will let you
refuse to seize this opportunity.
We do not announce in big type
"The opportunity of alife urne,'''
for perhaps next February we
can give you aa good an oppor?
tunity; but we can honestly
say?this is The Opportunity of the year:
Our choicest $15.00 and, $18.00 <$ | ?*> CA
Suits and Overcoats at........;. **P * -**D\J
Our choicest $12.50 and $15.00 Suits
and Overcoats at.
You'11 flnd sbnilej* opportunltlea for money-eavlng nll through our nunier
Our fine $7.00 Trousers
Our best $5.00 Trousers
New Arrivals for Spring.
Dunlap Derby, Fedora, Silk and Tuxedo Hats.
Manan Patent Leather, Bos Calf, Velour and Vioi Kid Shoes.
An exhaustive display of plain and plaited bosom fanoy Shlrts
?advance spring styles. We're introducing at $1 instead of $1.50.
. Berry & Co.
flen's and Boys' Outfitters, Trunks, &c.
power greater than the government la
the doctrlne of anarchy Itaelf.
We belleve In a aound and atable, but
elasttc, currency, whlch cannot be raon
We belleve that labor haa aa much
right and aa groat reason for organization
and co-operatlon as capltal, but that dla
regard of law ls equally reprehenslblo
and none the less demoralizlng and Inju
rlous In each.
We belleve that In all mattera. domestlc
aa well as tnternatlonal, power nnd re
sponslblllty should ever go hand In hand.
We belleve that a large army la unne
oessary, oppresslve and dangeroua to our
free lnstitutlons, but we advocate a Inrge
nnd powerful navy, whlch. never lm
pcrlllng domeatlc liberty, la neceaary for
the protectlon and extenslon of our com?
merce, the acqulsltlon and malntenance
of forelgn markets for our surplus pro
ducts, and, like. a. falthful watch dog, Ls
dangerous only to our enemles.
We belleve that many of our manufac
turlng industrles, whlch the natlon ao
tenderly nursed ln their Infancy and sup
portcd In their youth, having now ar?
rlved at mnn'a estate and acqulred "falr
round bellles wlth good capon lined,"
should be tlrcd out of t.he nursery and
made to shift for themselves.
We bellevc that the greatest human
ngency for the moral growth of the In
divlduai,' the prosperity of our country
and tho preservatlon of our government
Is popular educatlon?the one good thlng
of whlch it is hard to get too much, and
that therefore the State should do Its
utmost to enceuragc and advance it with
all classes of her citizens. regardless of
race or color.
Flnally, Mr. Chairman, wo belleve that
Amerlca ls the greatest country that
God ever made, that here the torch of
liberty ls never to be extingulshed, hero
tho human race ls to reach the utmost
plnnaclos of Its perfectlon, and that we
and our posterlty, llnked to Its fortunes
by indlssoluble bonds, are, as one fam?
lly. wlth our hrctliren of the North, the
East and the West, to contribute to Its
greatnoss and participata ln Ita glorlous
destiny, till human government shall
have perlshed from the earth.
These, Mr. Chairman, are among the
domlnnnt Idoas to-day in what some are
pleased to call tho "old fashioned" South;
and If tho holdlug of such doctrinea Jus
tlltes the term, we welcome It; but if
"old-fashloncd" means only "livlng ln
the past." thon we repudiate the epithot.
The young oagles of the South feed not
upon dead lssues; but the new generatlon
of that great sectlon supply thelr own In
tellectual meat by pursulng, grappllng
wlth and overcomlng tho livlng iBues
of the day.
GREAT STRUGGLE ENDED.
Thoso great princlplcs. so dear to our
falhers, but at last sottled adversely by
tho Bworcl, lle burled In our hearts and
tender tncrnorles, but they are none the
less dead and burled. Peace bo to their
ashes. The day luo passed when fair
minded men can bo found to impugn the
rhotlves or question the ulncerlty, nf
elther sido In that mighty war. The co
heslvc powor of evll could never havo
sufdeed as nn Inaplratlon for auch nrmies
aa both North nnd South sonf forth.
The sword of civll war dld but cut tho
Gordian knot of an otherwlse Insolvablo
controversy, whlch the framers of tho
Federal Constitutlon Itself nierely lem
porlzed wlth, evaded nnd postponed. Tho
socesslrm question could never have been
_.<_ttled by inere argument or dlscussion.
for lt Is certaln that ench slde could clto
lllstprica] preeedent and bring logical de
ductlon to support Its theory. ln the flnal
arbllramont, ench cpiisclontlously nnd ho
roically fought for the rlght. ns God gavo
them to see tl, ond thense who foi] "need
no column polntlng to the hcaven they
sought. to tell us of thelr home."
At last camo the end of that nwful
Btrugg'.K. and tlie long vexed ciuestloti
waa etornnlly aettlc-d. Tlia banner of
tho Confederacy was tarion to heaven,
and angi-ls enshrincd lls image ln South?
ern liearts as n lioly and glorlous uym
bol, nol of a mere theory of governnieiil
for whicli it once stood, but of tho sub
hn-c horrlsm, the matohlcss couriute,
and the undying fldellty and devotlnn
which ll ovoked aniong Ita followers, for
the eternal adinlrutlon of innnhlnd end
for whlch it wlll stand as an einblem for
After grlm-vlsaged war had closed hls
crlmaon toataiuent. but noi y?i emootheil
hjs wrlnkled front, whllo tho (etppeetuoua
wavea of publlc paaslon wore titlli toss
ihg the ahlp of Btato about lii u inom.iit
of Infuiuuilon und thouahtleBs fotly. ln
an evil hour. hy ttie cotnblned agancy of
friiiid nnd force, the llfteonth ainondment
was added to our Federal Comitltutlon,
thus carrylng us aa far beyond ilghi
and reason in one dlrfectlon aa slavery
hud ta'.ten ua ln tlie other.
No white man bellevea ln the flfteenth
j'&mendm-iit, ?avo as a Uiepry to be ap.
plled to some other man's daae. The loud*
est advocatea of lt* applicatlon to the
South stood sghast when they me-t It
face to faco in the olty of Waahlngton,
ln the Stato of Callfornia, and ln our
new Insular posoessloriB. It la wrong ln
prlndple, lt ls Irnposslblo of ?nforcemant
where the Inforlor race ls numerous.
It Is demorallslng to tho negro. It lo cor
ruptlng to the whlte man; to abandon
that Ignorant and helplesa race to thelr
own devlceo and control would be the
greatest cruelty, to eet them up as riilera
over the race that produced Washlng
ton and Lee would be a crlme agalnst
nature and a sln agalnst God.
The Southern people entertaln not the
sllghtest anlmoalty agalnst the negro;
they are, ln fact. the best frlends he ever
had. ln thls thelr aots speak louder
than thelr words. In everythlng that
pertalns to hls welfare aa a man and a
cltlzen, In his rtghta of life and llberty,
ln the acqulsitlon of property and tlie pur
sult of happlnese., he haa. for thlrty-flve
years, enjoyed more ln the South than
he ever dld elsewhere ln all thls world.'
since the morning stars sang together.
Hls conditlon In the South to-day ls far
better, hla opportunlties for moral and
material lmprovement are far greater
than In any other country upon the face
of the earth, and none of the rights Kuar
anteed to him under the fourteentb
amendment. as lt was understood when
adopted. are either denied or begrudg<>a
to hlm thera But, Mr. Chalrman. while
al] this Is true. ettll ln the South, Just
as everywhere else In the world, white
men are unalterably resolved that come
what may, no black. red nor yellow man
shall ever rule over them or thelr chll?
dren, so long as time shall roll. Thls Is
the decree of nature, which no human
statuto can reverse. As well try to set
up crows to rule In a nest of eagles. or
jackals to make laws for Hona. There
ls but one way to enable negroes to gov
em whlte men and that ls to flrst klll
all tho whlte men. g*
God gave to the Caucaslan hl? great
qualities of mlnd, hls virtuea and .hia
courage, ln order that he mlght gulde.
govern and protect hls weakor brethren
of the human race and mitlgate the con
sequences of thelr race vlce and folly.
Just as He chose the Israelltes of old to
bo tho custodlans of religloua truth, so
haa he appolnted and speclally equipped
the Caucasian race to guard and per
petuate the altar-flres of clvllizatlon and
progress. for the unlnterrupted mainten
ance of which He will surely hold us re
sponslble. Havlng thus dellvered Into
our keeplng, the ark of thls covenant
it ls not lawful that wo should abandon
that sacred trust or eurrender Us custody
lnto Impotent hands,
It Is said thnt "unsettlcd questlons have
no plty tor the repose of manklnd" and
as sure as tlie cternal prlnclples of rlght
and reason aro destlned untlmately to
prevall. just so sure am I that the stu
pendous folly of the fiftoenth amendment
long since condemned by Abrahnm l.ln
cohi hirasolf wlll yet be rectified by
the great volce of the Amerlcan people.
But for the llme belng. the flfteenth
amendment was an accompllshed facf
lowevor unworthy and unwlse. lt was*
tho law of the land, and as auch had to
be roeognlzed and doalt wlth. The South?
ern people accordlngly dctormined to jrlve
the nogro a falr Irlal aa a voter. and God
only Imows what that trlal cost them.
Utterly Impoverlshed ft3 w, Woro we
"?!?" i,LenBH?f ",".'"lons U|)on Pub?c "choo^s
for Ihe educatlon of the necroea tn
whlch they practlcally contrlbu,^ n'oth
ng, nnd from whlch they graduatcd only
to offlcer the vast arrny of blacks amiv
ed solidly and perslfitontly agalna, the
very men Who wore educatlng fhem We
enueavored to Implant In th*m some con!
coptlon of the functlons of government
and o Impari lo them ,om?, taVnt
know edge of, or Inton-m ln, the pollUca
qu,stlons of the .lay. So*..,a, Lhev ngh
th.Tr "h uT l\* ,d<"1 *' thR "ff?C Of
thelr ballots. As proiltably mlght we
have Himg psalma to a ci^.d horse
No eooner had tho flfteenth amendment
beon proclalmed than tho negroes band'
ed themselves together In ?. solld. Iinirt-n.
etroble mass, and true to the Instlncts
of thelr race, voluntarlly mibmltted thom
eelves to a polltlcal bondago ua C0Jn.
plete as tliat from whlch. wlthom Hny
effort of thelr own, they hutl recently
heen llberated. Thls black pl.alanx. of,
(leersd by the worst eloinoiita ln the com
Place to havo rour preaortp
tlon fllled ls nt
TRACiLE'S DRUQ CO.
817 U. BroflJ Stret-t.
munlty and manned br thelr blinfl. un
roasonlng ahd thoiig-illeaa followers,
w-hom they horded to nnd from the polls
llks diitnb, drlven cattle," soon becnmo
* manaoo to the very olvillnntlon of the
oountry. The necessary nnd Inevltable
conaaquanofa of thla iiopalasa oonnoll
datlon of the negro vots, wns the orea
tion, ln tho South. of a whlto man'a
Party and a blook man'B party. whloh
slngle Issue, of whlto or black rule, wns
so Iminedlate, so absolutely vltnl. so
utterly overwhelmlng In Us consrquonces
that lt almply oblltoratod all othera.
T.hui la was that tho paralstent rofuaal
of tha n.groee to acoept polltlcal froedom
forced the whltos to abnndon lt and to
bllndly follow tho whlto man'a party, ro
gardleas of any and all polltlcal horeslea
hy whloh, for the tlmo, lt mlght bo doro
In '? obtalnlng reorutts cnnong Snuthern
whlto men, what Induoement could any
polltloal party offer thnt wns comparable
to sympathy and support ln thelr strug
glo agalnst tha blnck perll at thelr doorT
It waa as lf a mnn faalng In denrtly en.
oountor some terrlble and feroolua anl
mal, ahould be offered, by one friend, a
tlp on the etook markot, and. by another,
a wonpon wlth whlch to defond hlmaelf.
Could ho hesltatfo whlch offor to aocept7
Would he Inslat that tho mnn offorlng
hlm tha gun should flrst aatlsfy hlm that
hls viaws on flnnnco were Bound? Such
was the condltlon of tbe Soiithom peo?
ple and auoh was tha roason why the
Solld South waa solld.
The negro had no averslon to the po?
lltlcal thratdom that ho had created for
hlmaelf. ,Tbe anmo charactorlstlo that
had caused hlm to submlt wlthout reslet
ence to be enBlaved by every race that
over came In contact wlth him made
hlm contentedly follow In chnlns at the
chariot whoels of hla polltlcal mnaters,
But the Southern whlto man longed for
tho good old daye of Whlg and Demoerat,
w.hon oacb man thought and acted for
hlmaelf on all publlc questlona. and waa
rr;ee to Joln elther of the great polltlcal
partlee wlthout belng a traltor to hls
race and blood. He tolt thnt ho wai At
and destlned for bcttor thlnga than thls
perpetual and all cngrosalng struggle
agalnet the slugglsh black atrcam that
dally threatened to engulf and dcatroy
hlm, a struggle demorailzlng and de
bauohlng to both hlmself and hla chll?
dren. He hopofl and he prayed that an
tlme ent on hls continued efforta to edu
cate and Improve the negro and to Im
plant ln ht.., those prlnoipies of tndus
try. v_irlf1 and aelf control, so essen
tlal to safe cltlzenshlp In a free country,
?would bear Crult, and that hla pcralatent
klndn&si to the negro ln private llfe
would wln hle confldence In publlc mat
tera. But valn and futlle hope wag thls,
for, after thlrty odd years of constant
effort to roforn) him, Bphralm waa found
atlll Jolned to hla ldola. and the Ethloplan
wlth hle skln still unchanged.
TRIED TO BREAK AWAT.
Several tlmes 8outhern white men. chaf
tng under polltlcal restralnt. dlvlded
among themselves, hoplng, by thelr ex
ample o( Independent actlon, to dlaunlte
the negro forcea and break down ra
clal llnea In polltlcs. But the ewlft and
terrlble Inundatlon of oorruptlon. vice,
riot and crlme. brought by the unbroken
negro hord'ea aweeplng through the breach
thua momentarlly formed ln the dykea,
soon showed white men the folly and
hopelessness of the expertment and left
them more flrmly banded together than
But, Mr. Chairman, that nlght la long
that never flnds the day, and, dark and
long as thls terrlble nlght has been to us,
thanks be to God. the sun Is ahlnlng once
agaln In our dear old South'and. The
hopelese futlllty of former methoda hav?
lng been fully demonstrated by earaest
experlment for more than a generatlon,
the Southern people. full of resouice,
turned them to other means of eelf
When God. In hls wrath, saw flt to
banlsh ua Into tho wlldernoas wlth the
(ifteenth amendment. he still, In hls
mercy, left a dlflcult, n&rrow but safe
path, by whlch we mlght, after much
strlvlng and trlbulatlon, once more
achleve aalvatlon. and regaln the promlsed
land. Mr. Chairman, the Southern people
have struck that trail. They have reach?
ed Mt. PlBgah and are now. wlth rejolc
Ing and gratltude to God, gazlng once
more Into the happy land of Canaan.
One by one. the Southern Btatea, com
pelled at laat to rellnqulsb the prtnclplo
of free manhood suffrage. bo dear to
them (but whlch they. like the cltlzons
of Washlngton, gladly exohange for tm
munity from negro domlnatlon) havo
avalled themselves of the expedlents
whlch have been found and authorlta
tlvely declared to be permlsslble under
the (ifteenth amendment and placed auch
restrictlon upon tholr suffrage. ti-fespec
tlve of race or color, that the vast aea
of Ignorant, venal and vlcloua1 negroes
Is now aafely and perpetually ahut out.
We have leglslated, bb far b? we c^uld,
agalnat the negro's defects and bad quall
tioa. rather than agalnst his color or hls
lace. The delalls of the method adot tt_
vary wlth the several States. but lu
nubstanco, the remedy is everywhere the
same. and conslsts ln requirlng somo'hlng
more of a voter than merely twenty-one
years of Inocuous exlstence. In m^sl "f
the Southern States the man who de?
slres to partlclpate as a voter ln the con?
trol of the Government must now snow
hlmsclf entltled to It, not onlv by ''ge,
but also by lntelligence. by military ser?
vlce or by the p.yment of tajtes. Thus
agaln has an overrullng Providence
brought good out of evll. for. by thls
excluslon of the most undewirnble ele
ment of both races. there Is estnbllshed
In the South to-day. the purest. most In
tolligent and conserva.tive electorate ln
PEACE AND GOOD WILL.
The negro vote has not beon entirely
ellmlnated ln the South; but. by perra,t
tlng only those to vote who can be In
trusted wlth the ballot without too great
perll to tho State, that vote haa been re?
duced far below tho danger point; and thus
one-thlrd of the falrest and rloiiest do
maln of thls great natton has been eaved
from the threatened posslbllity of lieom
Ing, like another Haytl, the pormanout
liorne of anarclr'y and barbaiisrn.
This present condltlon , havlng been
brought about by our new "suffrage 1 iws,
peace nnd good wlll boUveon the races
are rapldly Increasing. and tho whlic
men of the South may now dlvlde and
arp dlvlding upon the llve economlc Is
sues of tho day. Tlie great body of tho
hltherto deluded and much-cxplolted ne?
groes are now beglnnlng to see who thelr
real frlends aro; thoy aro reallzlng that
tho Interests of thelr whlto nelghbora
and thelr own are Identical, nnd that.
after all. the white man'a government ls
far besl for both races. Thla new statua
Is welcomnd by all good citizens Jn tho
South. rcgardless of raco or polltlcs, and
ls regretted and roslsted only by proft-u
slonal ngltators and polltlcal adventvners
-dlstracted Othollos wlth thelr occupa
tlons gone! I3ut we let the heathen
rage?lt la but proper that they should.
Tho body of thls death havlng boen
at laal shaken off, the new Amorlean of
ihe South Is now artslng In hls strength
like a young and lUHty glant. full of vig.
or, nope und good-will. Hla weary Ja
tiors ln tho fleld belng dono, the tnarsh
land dralned. tho dyke? made ?atc, he ls
now rnndy to onjoy wlth hls biothron of
tlie North, the East and the Went the
frult.- of hla labnra, tn the blcsslngK or
our common proaporlty. He has roiurn
ed to tho mnnalon houea of hla fnthors,
not slmmo-faced and dejeetoij liku a
prodlgiL) i.on, but with the testlmony ol
a good oonnclonce, ruddy-cli-_olu>d aud en
thuaiastlc. Ele doea not hunibly pray
to ba permitted to fllne wlth the ser
vants; but, wlth a confldenco born of hls
'iwn wo)thy toll, whlch ha* oontrlhutecj
to tho good cheor, ha han tnken hia naat
it tho ban'tuet tablo. la alrunily holpli g
hlmsolf frt'ely to the rich rllihe* of mll.
roada, l.anka. miiii.i, fBotorles, rornuu-r. a
und agrloiiUuru. ,?nd lf you boya of the
North, En-Ht and _Ve?t do not bowar(, tiii8
''iiiiky young follow from tho .South wlll
yet get tho caku alao at P.oa.-erlty'a
Eiut what If he doea? "I.'? all liJ tlie
farrilly"-thi, reuiilt_4 famlly, frotn fllilcb
AND WEAK KIDNEYS
md t? His tim ?m ofteh ih infuar
Cured by the Oreat Kidney and Bladder Remedy,
OR. KILMER .t CO., Blnghamton, N. J .
Abou' two- yeara ago I had a very sevcre case of kidney an" bladder trouble.
The paln In the small of my back was so severe that I could not stand lt to stay
ln one posltlon more than a moment or two. and was ohltged to pass water very
often day and night. I trled medlclnes and doctors without gettlng rellet, Notlo
Ing an arttcle ln the Topeka State Journal ao hlghly recommendlng Dr. Kllmer's
Swamp-Root, I determlned to glve lt a trlal and bought a bottle. By the tlme I
had finlehed the flrst bottle th* paln had entlrely dlsappeared from my back. The
paln and frequent deslre to pass water ccased. However, I continucd to take the
medlclne, uslng about slx botiles la all. That was over a year ago and 1 have
had no return of the trouble since.
(A. H. iVooney.)
Chlef Engineer, State
Jan. 2nd 1503. ^r
Weak and unhealthy kldneys are reaponslble for more slckness and suffering
than any other dlseaae. therefore. when through neglect or other causes. kidney
trouble ls permltted to contlnue, tatal results are sure to foilow.
We often ?* a relatlve, a friend. or an aoqualntance apparently well, but ln
a few days we may be grleved to learn of thelr aevere lllness, or sudden death.
caused by that fatal type of kidney trouble?Brlght'e Dtsoaao.
The mild and extraordlnary eflect of tbe world-faraoua kidney and bladder
remedy. Dr. Kllmer's Swamp-Root. la soon reallzed. It stands the highest for lu
wonderful curea of the most dlstresslng cases. A trlal wlll convlnce anyone?
and you may have a samplc bottle sent free, by mail.
5ample Bottle of Swamp-Root Free by Mail.
; E-DITOR1AL NOTE?Swamp-Root haa been test*d In eo many waya. and haa
proven so successful In every' caae. that a speclal arrangement baa been made by
whloh all rcaders of the Tlmes-Dlspatch who have not already trled lt may have a
aample bottle aent abeolutely free by mail. Also a book telllng all about Swamp
Root. and containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testlmonlal letters
received from men and women who owe thelr good health. in fact thelr very llves.
to the wonderful curatlve propcrtles of Swamp-Root. ln writlng. be sure and men
tlon readlng thls generous offer In the Times-Dispatch when sendlng your addreaa
to Dr. Kllmer & Co., Blnghamton. N. Y.
If you are already convlnced that Swamp-Root ls what you need, yoil can pur?
chaae the' regular ftfty-cent and one-dollar size bottles at the Drug stores every
where. Don't make any mlstake. but remember the name. Swamp-Root, Dr. Kll?
mer's 6wamp-Root. and the address. Blnghamton, N. T.. on every bottle.
jt*aJousle? and dlocords have been for
ever banlshed; for. let mo say here to
our Northern brethren. that, wlth us of
the South, the old enmltles are all foi
gotten, and that for us .ectlonal llne- ex
Int now only to'stlmulate a gentrous
emulatlon In the upuulldlng and ceramu
Ing togcther of our great and b loved
country, for above all, and b-efore all, we
glory in our Amerlcan cltlz^nshlp.
Forelgn nations. who knew not the loy
alty of our hearts. seemed. before tho
recent Spanlsh War, to think that the
Southern people were fllled wlth sullcn
resentment againat tbe North, and wcu.d
hold alobf in n war with the Unlon. B,-t
the prompt and generous entbusiasm
wlth whlch the Southern youth, al tl.e
flrst bla-?t of the trum-et. rushed to bTo
thelr breasts ln/ the def?nse of our com?
mon country, ?ias convlnced the world
that. ln Dixle land at least. blood is f t 11
thlcker than wator, and that, wlth tbe
Southern people, when you strlke oue
Amerlcan you strlke them all!
The time has passed, Mr. Chalnnan,
when thls great country was Inhal itod
by distlnct white peoples, beiwi-en i.horn
strlfe was posslble. The pure motals that
formed the old-tlme North and South
were fused together In the Clerce cruclble
of clvll war, and now cxlst only ns con
stltuent eloments of the new and wonder?
ful material of Amerlcan citlzcn6hlp,
from which has been oreated our belov
ed and glorioua country. Imprcgnnble
'rom without, Invulnerable trom w.thln?
But thls great nchlevement was not
wrought out by clvll war alone. Much
has to be done to the metal after II
comes from tho cruclble before lt la the
tlnlshed product; and mnny years of
earnest work and weary vlgll were nec?
essary, afteT the war, to save the grent
Southern portion of thls land from tho
black death that threatened It. Th's
work ls what the Southern people for
a generatlon have been engaged In. w llu
thelr more fortunate Northern brethren
wero lesB dlsagreeably employed. But
now. at lnst. 'tls done! and n secure. a
happy, a prosperous and a loyal people
In the South are rejolelng ln tho name
of AmertcanB and partlclpatlng In tho
common destiny of a great natlonI This
Is Lhe work of the Southern pooplo since
tho Clvll War. and thls la what they
have accompllshed by thelr settlemei t
of tho "negro questlon," that once rent
our land ln twaln.
Just as Washlngton and hls fellow pa.
trlots for elght long years fought to
galn the indoppndonce of our country ko
has the Hvlng race of Washin?ton strlv.
en, agalnBt dtsheartenlng obstaclos, for
thirty yoars and more, tn prSHOrvc- tIt*t
tndopendenco for themselves and thelr
chlldren, and to rescuc tholr country rr-->m
tho hrutallzlng dogeneracy of nttempt.d
iiogro flomluatlon. Thnnks be to God,
they also have boen succe?-8-fiil|
Methlnks I soe the Genlus of . our
country. onthronod nt last wltli peace ln.
tho mldst of a smlllng nnd a happy land,
deallng out to nll her chlldren from her
horn of plenty: but saylng. wlth grntl*
tude and approbatlon, to hor weary,
though victorious. Southern Hon. w^o for
so Inne has fought In tho poiitlral
irenches to save hls home and hls raio
fur the domlnlnn of thp *v.i't? man:
"Unartn, Eroa, the lons day's task Is
DR. S, WEIR MITGHELL
(Hy -SSBocrlutod I'reas.)
PHIUADELPH1A. PA.. ."ehruary 81.
Wushlruiton's blrthday waa cetobiatod to
day by th? Unlversity of Pennsylvania
at the Academy of Music. Go.emor
Pennypacker preilded ad Dr. 8. Welr
Mitcheli waa the orator of the day. H a
toplc was "George Washir.gtoa In Ht.
Letters." Dr. Mitcheli descrlbed many
of Washlngton's personaj tralt< as s!.o, n
by his letters, of whlch 10,000 are extant.
"Of these," eald Or. Mitcheli, "there
are but two letters to hla wlfe. She de?
stroyed the rest?a wiso lady. I thlnk
or, perhaps, It was he who wlsely coun
seled her. Those letters must have told
her many things it were well to loi dle.
NevertheloEs, we get very nea_r to the
heaxt of the man In hls letters."
Dr. Mitcheli told of the tlme when
Washlngton could not pay hla debts.
"At one tlme he could not pay hls doe
for?a most dear friend?but he senda
him a. flne horse and flfteen pound-t to
ald ln the educatlon of a namesAke.
whlch strlkes me as very pleasantly V r
ginlnn. I have oite of Dr. Cralk'a blils;'
il ls long and was pald, I am gla-i to
see There are rhree stillhngs foi bleed
Ing Hls Excellency."
Dr. Mitcheli regretted thnt Washlng?
ton dld not smoke, os he thoughi a pipe
would have greatly comforted hlm at
GREAT BRITAIN SLOW
IN RELEASING PRIZES
(Br Assoclated Press.1
WASHINGTON. February 2L?Mlnlster
Bowon to-nlght reeelved a cablegrura
slgned by the "Pr _e Sufferers. Trlnldad."
requcstlng hls good offlces with Great
Britaln ln securlng tho return of the
prizes taken by that country before the
raislng of the blockade by the allted pow?
ers. The cablegram is' as follows:
Port o? Spaln, February 21. 1B03.
Minlator Bowen, Waahlngton, D. C:
All prizes returned by Gormapy and
Italy. Use klnd Influence with England.
Nearly all prlzea belong to poor flshor
men. who have lost all and are nennl
(Slgned) PRIZE SUFFEREBS,
Mlnlster Bowen sent a copy of the ca?
blegram to Sir Mlchael Horbcrt. the Rrlt
Ish Ambassador. requeatlng hlm to trnnp
mit It to hla goirernmont at hls earllest
(jir AisoclHtwl PreB?.)
WASHINGTON, February 2l.--.rt la a'
matter of comment In offlc'al clrclea here
that perhaps. Wlthout Intondlng it. the
Germana are aldtng tha Venezuelan revo
lutlonlsiB ln refualng to return nl once
Presldeiit Castro'a shlps. Wnrd has been
reeelved hore that the German commnnd
er haa lnformed tho Venezuelan povern.
ment thnt th shlps will b turnnd n^er to
them at Pnrt of Spaln, Trlnldad, on Mori
Meantlma the revolutlonlsts nre Import.
Ing lorge supplies of nrma nnd ammunl
tion Into Coro and other ungu?,rded ports
Presldent Castro haa no navy to prevent
thls, and ls. thprefnro, becomlng restlve
at Germany'e conduot.
Mrs. Fisher Omltted.
In givlhg a list of those who made dona
tlona to the Shelterlng Arms uospltal on
Founders, Dny, tho manngement omlttod
that of Mrs, BJ. h.' Flshor, of No'. 8-6
North Twelftb Streat. Mra Flahor haa
been a staunoh friend and contrlhutor to
tha hospital for yeara.
Newport News Men Endeavoi
to Get Trlgg Yards There,
OVERDUE SHIP ARRIVES
british Steamer Almora Anchored Off
Old Polnt Last Nlght After Bolng
Thlrty-ono Days Out from Glaa- ''
gow-Flaga at Half-Mast.
<S|.cclnl to Th? Tlinos.Dlin-.teh 1
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., February ZL
Tw0 promlnent men of thls city havs
oommunlcated wlth the Trlgg Shlpbulldlng
Company. of Hlelimond. offerlng the eom
pany a frco slte lf lt will move Its plant
to thls clty, Tho announcement that the
offer had boen mado was given out thls
afternoon, but tho mon who have made
tho offer wlll not allow thelr names to
bo made publlc at Uita tlmo.
rno sjia offored ls loeated about four
mlles above thls clty, and contalns ono
'hundred and ilfty acres, havlng a water!
front of over 2,000 feet. lt is wlthin a
mile of tho main llne of the Chesapeake
and Ohlo Rallroad Company, and ^Ko
country ls so level that sldlngs can bo
run to ih-3 property wlth ease. The prop?
erty Ib ln a short dlstance of the tract
?r?,].fly t,cres whlch ""??ntly sold for
KO,00>, and IU value b estlmatod at over
Tho slte Is a dcslrable one. ln every way
and although It la not as near deop wator*
as tho ono upon whlch I* loeated the New
port Nows Shlpbulldlng and Dry Dock
Company. tho channol at thal polnt ls
deep enough. 8houId a yard be loeated
thero tho rlver could be fllled ln out to
iho channel. theroby Increaslng the elso
of tho plot.
If thls offer ls not accepted by tho Trlgg
Company, it wlll be open to any Bhlpbulld*
ing plant that wlll locato here and em*
ploy not low than 1,500 men.
COLLIDISD AT SEA.
Tbe Bohooncr Eaglo Wlnd, Captaln Mor
san, whlch arrlved hore thls mornlng
and went to the shlpyard for repalrs re?
ported that hls veseel collided with an
unlcnown schooner off Atlantlc Clty aa
he was on hls way down from Boston!.
It Ls probable that the unknown veesel
was tho schooner R, and T. Hargraves.
whlch went down Thursday after collld
Ing wlth some schooner. The Hargraves
waa bound from Norfolk for Providence
for coal. Her crew was taken lnto Now
York on the steamer Goldsboro, whlch
came up Just ln tlme to rcscue the men
beforo the vesael aank. The captaln of
the schooner stated that the vesacl with
whlch he collided attempted to cross hls
bow, and that he dld not know what she
was. The Eagle WIng ls now at tho
'hlpyard undargolng rc-patra All of her
headgear ls torn away and she ls ln bad
WAS LONG OVERD-JB.
The British steamshlp Almora, Captaln
Falrley, whloh haa been out thlrty-ono
days trom Glasgow for Newport News.
and was about flfteen days overduc,
jaesod ln the Capes thla afternoon at
'.:20 o'clock asd anchored off Old Polnt
at 8 o'clock. There was no communlcatlon
wlth the shlp to-night and she wUl not
come up to th* clty untll to-morrow. The
Unlted States Shlpplng Company, agents
for the Almora, were about ready to glve
up the shlp aa lost.
Unknown Whlte Man Struck by a Train
? fSrfclal to Tho '"lmea-Dlspotcn,)
ALEiLA-NDRlA. VA.. February 21.?An
unknown whlte man about tlfty ye.rs
of age, apparently a German, was thls
mornlng struck by a southbound traln
over the Washlngton Southern Ran oad
in Alexandria county and Instantly
kllled. His neck and left leg waa
broken and the back of hls head
crusbed. There were no marfcs of Irien
tlflcatlon about tbe body. The deceased
was about five feet flve Inchea ln heighi
and was 'fairly well dressed in dark
clothlng. Tho county authoritles held
an Inqucst. whlch revealed nothlng. Th?
remalns were brought here and will M
held a few days awaltlng ldemlficatlon.
Oivers Unable to Couttnue Work on th*
Olive in Chowan Rlver.
fSrfclot to Tlie. Ttmes-Plsp?t-h.)
STJFFOL"*, VA.. Feb. 21.?Because of
the danger tn searchlng for bodles on
tbe steamer Olive in Chowan Rlver. N.
C, on account of holea lu the deck, th*?
dlvers have refused to work further,
and Presldent Pretlow of the company
sald to-nlght that no more bodles could
be reoovered untll the shlp ls ralsed.
To-day he closed a oontract wlth a
wrecking company to ralse the boat next
Thls evenlng at 7 o'clock the barn 'and
contents on the farm of L. M. Roberta,
near Myrtle. Va., were burnod. Two
horses perlshed. The origln of the blaze
ls unknown. The horses were owned by
J. M. Johnson._
' (Suuclal to Tho Tlmps-nispotch.')
WU-.L.1A-MSBURG. VA., February 21.
A large number of Western himo-'-re'.e-a
nre now here wlth tho several real es?
tate agents, and aro looking over tho
farms for sale In thls sectlon. To-d-'y
John A. Feragnn sold hls farm tn OU
Boltad. Thls tract lles In James Clty
The body of the coloreri man. John
t-oe, who was drowned In Vork Rlver. ofl
Church Rock, on the 21nt Instnnt. haa
not yet been recovercd. He wns ernplov^d
by Captaln h. XV. Lane, Br., of thls olty
Partles dragged for h's body to-dnv. H?
had a conslderable amount of money ll
hls pockets whon he met wlth the ao
i-ldent that caused hls death.
OYSTER BILL OOES
OVER TILL TUESDA\
The Senate and House Commlttees on
Flsh and Game and the Chesapeake and
its Trlbutarles met agaln in the Senato
chamber yesterday afternoon and wer?
addressed by Hon. T. J. Downtpg. Com?
mon wenlth'a Attorney of Lanoaster coun?
ty, and Mr, Warner BalJ, of the samo,
"county. In opposltion to tlio Jordan blH
to break the Baylor survey. Mr. Down
Ing's argument was admltted even by
those ln favor of the proposed measurt
to be n nmsterly and itblo speech ln op?
posltion, und he caught and held the at?
tentlon of tho commlttee from start to
ilnlsh. Mr. ' Downlng ivas followed by
tho famous Warner Ball, whose. speech
was hlghly humorous and seemed to
aimiBf nobody more than the patron. Mr.
Jordan, who enjoyed hugely Mr, Ball's
deelaratlon that lf tho flrst ploneer had
not" settled and ponqtiered the Tldewater
seotlon Mr. Jordan would never hava
had an opportunity to be born ln Frod
At 0 p. M. the commlttee adjourned ta
west on Tuesday next at SiSO P. ml