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Here we have from the Fati*-ville Her?
ald a kind of combination eerrnon-cdl
A religious contemporary says:
"Rorrowlng money on church proper?
ty Is not nlwnys nn eniy thing, nnd fnr
two reasons, One is that it Ik a peculiarly
ungracious thin-; to force the payment,
and the other Is that there nro very few
pcoplo who wnnt to buy a church. Ono
may havp to wait a lona time before ?
customer Ir found. 1,'aunlly a few men
In the church have to become person-Hy
respond ble. nnd that 1.1 the better way.
A genuine security Is Riven. The best
w*v Is not to have any debts at all."
Now, here Is a sad con fe.??Ion, that ft
"few mon" In the ehureh, whose per?
ennal honor is Involved aro more honest
thnn the entire member-ship. For ono
time the part is greater thnn the whole.
Wo remember not Ion-- since sitting In
a handeomo church building which we
know li-.il not been pulii for, and I sten- '
??? to a (scathing sermon on the general ]
subject of del t paying, tn which tho ?
mlnlHler literally roasted tho fellow who
had on n new Sunday suit which bud not ?
been pettled Cor, nnd we could but bo :
astonished at the complacency with which
tho 1J. D. occupied the elegant pulpit and I
looked upon the luxurious environment
none of which bad been paid for, and
could have the cheek to condemn thu one
mr?n, perhaps, not a member of the
church, nnd i.et tbo whole body go free.
According to the Staunton News, only
one soldier boy In that, town lost his Job
by being a soldier. It nays:
As far as v.e have boen able to learn,
only one soldier lost his position by do?
ing his duty to his State when sorely
needed. Wo aro iiorry?extremely sorry?
that thero was oven one, and It Is to
be hoped that tho firm who gave him his
discharge will reconsider tho matter.
Wo know that It Is hard to do with?
out tin assistant for a month, or even a
week, but wo all havo hardships to con?
tend with. The strike affected the whole
Btate, more or less, and as It was un?
avoidable, so far ns we know, every one
should willingly and cheerfully help bear
Many of our locnl merchant?? nnd other
bUHlne.-B men hiil to Buffer, but they did
no In silence, well-knowing that the meri
who were called to Richmond, wci*p
called to perform a paramount duty?a
duty which could be neither shirked nor
-shifted, ami they mnde no complaint. We
honor them fortheir patriotism, and re?
gret the single exception.
A Rockbridc-e Story.
The Spirit of the Valley tells this story:
A good story comes from Rookb-Mg??
county and, as usual Is women the Vet m
of somoboi.y's sense of humor. A ? .rmor
living in the Natural Bridge District lad
his fields visited dally by several wo,v,en
in quest of berr'ea. Ho was an unmar?
ried man and, according to the author
of tho story, caused to be circulated ti-e
report thst he would court nnd marry
tho llrst \\oman caught in b's fields on
or after a certain day. When the dite
rolled around and tho young farmer
?started out to tho barn to feed the stock
ho wa3 astonished to pee a brigade of
women bcrry-plekers. The sad part of ;
the Btorv Is that he did not single out j
one of them, though every age and con- !
dltlon wns represented. He was too -ral
lnnt to decide which one was entitled to
share his Joys and woes.
The Virginia Building.
The Frederlcksburg Free Lance wants
us to be up and doing. It says:
The Legislature has dono alj possible In
appropriating fifty thousands dollars for
the exhibit Itself and It now rest with
the people of this State to show thtlr loy?
alty by raisin*? the amount needed for tho
Virginia building. It rn'gbt l.e a go d
Idea, and we make the suggestion to the
Exposition Commission, that a communi?
cation be sent to tho Board of Trade or
Business -???? Association of "each city
In the State, ask'iijr thes?> assoclatlirs
to co-operate In raising fu 11s find at tie
Eame timo to contribute whatever can be
spared from their respective treasuries.
Vfe feel sure that in this way a larce
amount of money can be rnleed. In the
meantime let us all determine on helping
the commission to the extent of our abil?
ities In its laudable effort to have a Vir?
The Shenandoah Herald makes this
The foundation of liberty in a Republi?
can form of government Is based upon
the purity of the ballot. No sacrifice
6hould be considered too great if It re?
sults In restoring to the ballot Its pu?
rity. No better opportunity of destroy.
Ing corruption has ever been known than
that which the coming elections will
give. Let every good citizen determine
that we shall have an election as pure
and as honest as were the viva voce elec?
tions In ante-bellum days. It can be
accomplished nnd wo nre clad to know
that many of our people havo determined
that It shall be. Success to every effort
whose object ls to guard tho purity and
sucredness of the ballot.
A Hopeful Sj?n.
The Buchanan Banner furnishes this
The action of the grand Jury at tho
last term of the County Court In finding
an Indictment for cruelty to animals,
is a hopeful ?!?p. So fnr as we know It
ls the first Instance In this county of
an indictment of this kind, and it is to j
be hoped It shown nn awakening of sym?
pathy for poor dumb brutes that suffer
from cruel masters. It should be a
warning to fill those who soem to have
no foeling of pity for the sufferings of
animals. , .. ???.,
Our Justices of the peace should take
note of what the grand Jury has done,
nnd follow Its example. By the wav, what
has become of the Society for the Preven?
tion of Cruelty to Animala, which some,
time ngo, it was said, would bo or?
ganized? ? z
The GordonsviUe Gazette says:
We suppose that no sane man doubts
that a tomperanee tidal wave has set our
way, nnd though It may not roach us
In It? full fore for a short timo, yet It Is
eurely coming, nnd will sweep beforo It
every eort of opposition. It ls, there?
fore, In our Judgment, a grent mistake
for tho liquor people to make the vindic?
tive fight, which is now In progress, It
Is helping the cause of temperance and
by tho same rule harming the cause of
We nre not offering ndvlee? not by nny
?tienns?but it seems to ns the very heleht
of follv for thece people to be venting
their splto on thoso who honestly differ
Th*? Cr^sst'e C'-un'v,
According to the Louisa Enterprise old
Louisa may be put down as the crossile
oounty. It says:
Old Louisa la destined to become the
bRnner county of the Piedmont section
of Virginia, her diversified soil adaptable
tn so many different crops. She Is well
watered and hor waterpowor ls known to
be great and Is practicably unused as
yet. Her forests furnish employment for
many of her people, and the enormous
output of erosstlen nnnunllv amounts to
thoupnnds of dollars. Their supplv Is
nnnarentlv Inexhaustible: It was prophe?
sied a score of venrs ngo that In five
years there would be no morn crogsttes,
nnd we nil know what a mistaken pro?
phesy thnt has been, "The cry le still
MoMhampton Younar Men,
the Eastorn Shore Herald sayei
It la ploas-int to ??? th>? younger men
comtHif to the front ln *ild Northampton.
It gives life and zest to politics, and
awakens Interest In public matters. Any
oouD'ly la in a fortunate conrltton when
Its good citizens awaken to a lively
interest In mntter? looking to the public
weal, Hnd dlscins the merits of the In?
dividual claimants te offce. Where of?
fices pass, as it were, bv Inheritance to
some man who measures his claims by
his political null or his ber'l, then ? sad
state ef affairs exf*t. nne that we hope
will never be Nortn ?Vnpton's fate.
Politics and C?rnpstVe?tliiiT?.
This Is from the Potomac Progress:
With the assembling of the approve IK
camp-mcetlngs the politician is get!:, g
ready to multiply himself and scatt r
1 ?.?,?? plaie*. Purins; a pol t -
cal campa ?? we not'ee thnt the b'g
heartert. llbernl-promlslng men are much
oftencr seen and hoard than on ot' er oc?
casions. We arc not about to cxpla'n why
It Is so, but nn ordinary man more fre?
quently meets with cordini ercet'ngs and
hns ? dozen little courtes'es forced on 'Jm
to evory one that is offered at other
The Claremorit Herald declares: There
Is no question nt nil but thnt the liquor
element will make ? str?mt effort to carry
tbe next linglsliture In orrt?r to tret the
Mann bill rondi led or nmendnd. The An
tl-Saloon Learrue of this legislative dls
trlet will shortly malto a demand on the
several candldn'ef! ns to bow they stand,
nnd If lhe report Is not ?ntlsfactory a dry
candidate will be put forth.
Well: What About It?
The Culpeper Exponent savs: Will the
Iron-clnd resolutions pure election law,
rules, regulation*, restriction* and prohi?
bitions promulrated by the Democratic
County Committee for the exclusion of
mon?y and whiskey from participation In
the Democratic nrlmary of AugUBt 15th ba
of any avail? For answer wo refer the
anxious reader to the scenes upon the
main street of Culpeper on Monday even?
ing last, nnd upon tho various country
road* leading out of tbe town on Monday
nvenlng and far Into Monday night last,
nnd running ovrjr Into Tuesday morning.
Sevra'Hundred Young People Dance
tue Hours Awav- Prolty Reception
WINCHESTER. VA., August 1.?The
most successful gem?an of the season wa?
the one given last Tuesday evening at
Rouse Hall, In which several hundred j
young people participated. Mr. W. Davis
Cr/nrad led the german and he success?
fully conducted the dances through the
Intricate figures. Mr. Conrad danced with
Misa Helen Savage, a very attractive
young lady from Rahway, N. J.. who is
now the guest of the M'sses McGulre.
Other guests from a ??stanco were Miss
Vida McCormlck, Miss Portia Baldwin,
Miss El'zabeth Thompson, of Summit
Point, W. Va.; Miss WorthIngton. Miss
Mario Williams, of Washington; Misses
Helen and Mary Wyllo, of Baltimore;
Miss Virginia Woten, of Georgetown;
'Messrs. Paul Thompson, Tolbert Todd,
David and Holmes Allen, of Summit
Point; Joseph Moore, Ke'th Briggs, of
Berryville; Coleman Robinson, of Loule
ville, Ky.; Dr. James I. Russell, of New
.-.everal hundred guests, Including many
from a distance, attended the reception
at Miss Sherrard's residence, on Amli?rst 1
Street, Wednesday evening. The event
?was in honor of Mrs. Helen Ames, of
Boston, and was given by Mrs. M. S.
Donaldson, mother of Mrs. Ames. Muslo
waa furnished by a full orchestra and a
temporary dancing platform had been
erected upon the lawn, so that guests
could either dance there or !n the hand?
some parlors that had also been special?
ly prepared and Illuminated.
Mrs. Donaldson, who spends the greater
part of her time In Winchester for tho
benefit of her health, is highly esteemed
and has a large circle of acquaintances.
WAVED CON FED. FLAG
OVER NORTHERN GUESTS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FARMVILLE, VA., August 1.? B. D.
Miller, Town Sergeant of Farmvllle, la
perhaps the most unconquered and uncon?
querable of all the living Confederates.
He married a Pennsylvania girl, too, and
has made of her about as much of a
"Beb" as he himself Is, and aa for the
children, the late General Early waa not
more unreconstructed. Recently ho had
some Northern friends to dine with him
and before taking their seats at the table
he said to them, "We ha,ve a custom ln
this home, the observance of which I hope
?will ln nowise give offence to you, but
whether that be so or not we are re?
ligiously obliged to conform to It. Before
beginning the meal I always wave this
old battle-scarred Confederate banner
above our humble board, and here she
goes," and with that he lifted the old
flag reverently and waved it more than
once over the woll-sproad table. It wcj
a new experience with the Northern
guests but they seemed to enoy the unique
"blessing" and then proceeded to rel?
ish to the full that typical Bouthslde Vir?
ginia dinner. On their return home they
sent their "rebel" friend a copy of the
life of the Immortal Forrest and ho hns
been glad ever pince that he didn't kill
those nice Tankees "enduring" the war.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL,
Few People Know How Useful It Is In
Preserving Health and Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
Is the safest and most efficient ulsintec?
tant an? purifier in nature, but iew real?
ize Its value when taken Into the human
system for the e-rr.o cleansing purpose.
Charcoal Is a remedy that the more
you take of It, the better; It is not ?
drug at all, but simply absorbs the gases
and Impurities always present In tlie
stomach and Intestines, and carries them
out of the system,
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effeotually clears and Improves
the complexion, It whltene the teeth and
furthur acia a? a natural and eminently
It absorbs the Injurious ease? which
collect ln the stomach and bowels; It
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
i AU druggists sell charcoal in one form
or another; but probably the best ohar
! coal and the most for the money la In
Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges; they are
composed of the finest powdered Willow
churcoal and other harmless antis?ptica
in tablet form, or rather In .le form of
laige. pleasant-tasting lozenges, the ehar
cqaI being mixed with honey.
The dally use of these lozenges will
soon tell 1? a much Improved condition
of tue genera] nealth, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and the
beauty of It Is that no possible harm can
result from their continued uso. but on
j the contrary, great benefit.
j A Buffalo physician, in speaking of the
! benefits of charcoal says: "1 advise
j Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges to all pa?
tients suffering from gas In the stomach
and bowels, and t clears the completion
and purifi?e the breath. mouth and
throat. J also believe the liver Is great?
ly benefited by th aally use of them;
they cost but twenty-five cents a box
ut drug stores, end although in some
sense a patent preparation, yet I believe
I get fiore und better charcoal In 8tu
Brt's Absorbent Lozenges than In any of
I the ordinary charcoal tableta.''
August, usually a dull
t........, a busy ond a. the
Ulli ? USE. Provident
people find this the best
time to buy their Piano.
Why can we sell you a
Piano at a lower figure this
month than most any other
Our reasons are reason?
able and quite simple.
Parties le.ving the city for
the summer, return their
rented Pianos; schools and
colleges closed and rented
Pianos returned; new fall
stock coming In, u til our
store is crowded beyond
endurance, hence the ne?
cessity of our
EXTRA P-.CIAL DISCOUNT
Used Pianos, all makes
io clear out, at half price.
Our Small Payment Plan
makes Piano buying easy.
213 East Broad Street,
J. G. CORLEY, Manager.
Will Meet from August 3d to
loth at the Grounds Near
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
GORDONSVILLE, VA,, August 1.?The
fourth annual session of the Piedmont
Assembly of the Christian Church will bt.
held at the assombly grounde, about one
mile from Gordonsville, from Monday,
August Sd, to August 13th.
The first service will be Monday at 8
o'ciocie, sermon by Rev. H. C. Garrison.
Ho will be the principal speaker at thla
meeting, being booked for each night
A very interesting programme has been
propared. Besides the dally servie.,
prayer meetings and Bible studies, there
will be three eervl.es each day?11 A. IS.'.,
2 P. M. and S P. M.
Wednesday will be devoted to district
business, with two sermone.
Thursday. August Oth, Is Christian En?
deavor Day, ln charge of Miss Nina Way
land, of Madison county.
August 7th?Sunday-school Day; report
of superintendent tnd ten-minute talks
by brethren on Sunday-school work.
August 8th?Temporanee Day. "The
Cuise of Intemp?rance," L. A. Culter;
"Bible Study on Intemperance," G, p.
Coler; "Some Romedles Propoeed," F. D
Powers; "Prohibition," J. Hopwood*
"Anti-Saloon League," West.
August 9th (Sunday)?Communion eer
vlce; endeavor meeting.
August lOih?Missionary Day.
August llth?C. W. B. M. Day.
August 12th?Church questions and
August 13th?Disciples ot Christ Day;
"History of the Disciples," R. V. Oner,
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway will
sell round trip tickets at reduced rates.
All local trulns will stop at the grounds.
Miss Ura Fulchor gave a delightful re?
ception at her home on Main Streot Mon?
day night In honor of her friend, Miss
Powell, of Emporla, A large number of
town peopla wore present. Dancing was
engaged ln until a late hour, after which
refreshments were served,
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Partlow, of Mr
mlngham, Ala., are visiting at tho home
of Mr. B. H. Partlow.
Miss Mary Curd, of Richmond, la tho
guest ot her sister, Mr?. N. A. Linney.
Hotel Filling Up vVith Guests?The Re?
tSpe-ilal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
VARIETY SPRINGS, VA., August ..?
Each train st 11 brings numbers of guesta
to Variety Springs, and from the way
they are now arriving, ulong with, a
number ot different families, which h_\'e
encaged rooms, by the last of next week
the hotel will be crowded. \
One of the most pleasant amusements
at these springs is tho large swimming*
pool, which la filled with a com nu us
stream of wnter, piped from the healing
spring several ralles from the hotel on
Among tho very recent arrivals are:
Mr. Charles P. Hansrer and family, T.
P. Yeaecr and wife, F. B. Drumheller,
John W. Long. A. F. Robertson, Misse?
Ann Johnson. Salile Smith. Hessin Baker.
Katie Eichel berger, ?. ?. ?urrus, J. ?.
Wise and fain ly. of Stauiiton; Mbaes
Helen G'. and Rosa B. Kurk. of Rich?
mond: J. S. Paxton, of Natural Bridge;
Nellie Yanver.. Timo. F. Stuvey snd
daughter, of Washington; e. B, Smith,
WUUaru Hart well, Philadelphia! W. m.
and wife, of United btaLea navy.
Problem That Now Confronts
A NEW PLAN IN TOBACCO
The Farmers Have Decided to Save the
Primings?Protracted Meetings and
Picnics? Rain is Greatl/
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
MEHERRIN, VA., August 1?It seems
now a settled fact chat there will be
some very radical changes In Prince Ed?
ward county In regards to taking care of
their paupers ln the next few months,
Notwithstanding Prince Edward Is one of
the richest counties within the borders
of the Old Domonion in f.nances and
lands, yet ?he has her share of tho pau?
pers. And one of tho main questions that
confronts her people to-day Is how to
take care of this claes of people without
so much expense to the tax-payers.
Several years ago one of tho richest
farms In Prince Edward county, contain?
ing 300 acres, was purchased by tho Board
of Supervisors to bo used for thoso who
were unable to support themselves. Teams
and all necessary equipments wero also
placed at the disposal of tho rupcrlntond
ent to be usod by him ln making crops
to assist ln supporting tho Institution.
This seemed to have proven a success for
the first fow years, as about two hun?
dred barrels of corn, eighteen or twenty
head of hogs, a nice crop of tobacco, veg?
etables, etc.. wero raised every year, and
It was thought that In a few yeare It
would be almost self-supporting, but In
this they have been mistaken, and each
year a. large amount Is taken from the
treasury to meet the expense of keeping
thepo people, Only nine are at prosent
kept ln this institution, and at no time
has there been a large number confined
therein, but the bulk of these paupers
are allowed to remain at homo and re?
ceive so much p?r month from the coun?
ty. This plan seems to be very satis?
factory to the Board of Supervisors, but
thc idea of keeping up a large farm and
paying the superintendent a salary of
threo hundred dollars per year and not
deriving benefits therefrom sufficient to
cover the expenses, has somewhat dis?
couraged the board and they.now have
tho matter up for consideration, and it
Is quite evident that a turn around will
-take place very soon.
RENT THE FARM.
It has been suggested by a few of the
members that the farm be rented to a
good party and he be allowed a fair com?
pensation for the board of these paupers,
and In this way cut tho ex,ienso3 down
to a certain extent, and those who have?
near relatives, that will take them, do
so, and they be allowed enough out of
the county treasury to live from. It is
quite certain that this mattor will be
fully decided previous to this fall's elec?
tion, and should the board adopt the
abovo plan the county suporlntendeht
for the poor will be a thing of the past
ln good old Princo Edward.
The picnic and protracted meeting sea?
son Is well on In this vicinity. The Chris?
tians' denomination has for ' the past
threo days been holding their annual
convention at Green Bay. Many dele?
gates have been on hand, with a strong
corps of ministers, and somo good ser?
mons have been heard and much busi?
A very successful meeting, which was
conducted at Tusseklah Baptist Church,
closed several days ago, and another
will be opened hero by the M?thodiste
at Wesley In a few days. All-day ser?
vices are held at these meetings, and con?
sequently large crowds attend.
Two picnics have been given near here
this week?one at Hailey's school house
on last Wednesday night, and one Fri?
day night following one was given at
Nutbu6h. On both occasions large
crowds wero present and dancing wus
Indulged ln until tho wee hours of morn?
ing. Refreshments wore served to the
guests, and on both occasions the time
was very pleasantly spent. A large pa?
vilion was erected at Nutbush for the oc?
casion, which will be allowed to remain
for future use.
The work of saving tobacco primings Is
about ready to commence through tliis
section in a few days. Heretofore the
people have only saved a small share of
this crop, but they are now preparing
to save the whole of it, as they say
that the common tobacco has sold so
well In the past few years that they
think they can derive ?nough from this
sourco to pay the guano bills. This crop
Is very good at present and should tho
weather continue favorable It Is quito
evident that a good harvest will bo
housed. All crops are needing rain at
present, aud unless a supply comes very
soon It is certain that the crops will suf?
fer to a great extent.
Miss Inez Barns, of No. Oil Floyd Ave?
nue, Richmond, Va., with her sister,
Miss Julia, is visiting at the home of
Mr. XV. A. Wilson, In this county.
Miss Edna Harding, of Kornain, this
county, Is quite 111 with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Eva C'uijblll arrived here a few
daye ago from Baltimore, and Is thu
guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Jetor
Miss Cordie V, Ewlng left a few days
ago for Dlnwlddie county, where she
will spend a few weeks with relatives
Mrs, C. C. Wall, of No. 3021 East Mar?
shall Street, lUclimond, Va., arrived here
a few days ago with her children, und is
spending a few weeks with hor mother,
Mrs XV. Ii. Ewlng.
Air. John T. Edwards, of Richmond,
was here a few days ago visiting Mlsu
Mary Crow ut Coleralno
WbEK IN LOUDOUN
Encampment o( District Guard of Chie
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
LEESBURG, VA., Aug. 1.?The chief
attraction during the last week has been
the presence o? the District National
Guard, now encamped near Leesburg, ut
Camp Ordwuy, 1.W0 members strong.
They will continue In camp for ten days,
Gemerai George Harries Is In command.
Th? Guard arrived on Thursday on spe?
cial trains over the Southern Railway,
und have been ?olng through a very rig?
orous dilli since ?heir arrival. Many
distinguished visitors have visited the
camp as iho guests of Ooneral Harries
and his staff. _ ^
The district commissioners, H, B. F.
MeFurlaml, Henry ^? West and Engineer
Commissioner Hiddle, arrived on Monday
to review tho brigade. They woro es?
corted by General Harries and staff to
the camp where they were saluated by
the Held artillery. Regimental drill and
maneuvering was ordered in honor of the
visitors, ?ho Iff ? b>' special train the
same evening- -, ' ?
On Tuo'il'iy Lieutenant-General Nelson
A Miles uiUi Cols. Slbley and Maus, of his
stai, caino by speotul train to roview
the troops in dillleult field maneuvering.
The party was le^lved with great ??/?? '
$15.00, $18.00 and
Eighth and Broad Streets.
Nowhere Else Such Sacrifices, But
The Hub Closes Out Its Stock
Aud in this sale The Hub stands alone in all America. We havo mado our profit; the rest of the
stock is yours to play with.
$12.50 and $10 Suits for = - $6.75
All $25 and $30 Suits for - $15.00
$7.50 and $8.50 Suits for - - $5.00
It's better than -we have ever done before. The same values apply to Children's Clothing. 95o
to $4.00?prices were $1.98 to $7.60.
Aio changed in their prices, too. Good as they ever were, only they must be changed for others. It's
the end of our season.
Tho best Shirt there ls for tbo
money?Anchor Brand Whlto Mad?
ras and' Fartoy Percales A&n
"Washable Suspendere, *l C _
corded clastic ends. 1 *_?"_,
Plain Whlto and Fancy Embroi?
dered Night Shirt, with or with?
out collars, cut long and ARr
? leader for. Saturday, 280 dozen
Plain Whlto and Fancy Bordei-od
Hemetlohed Handkcrohlefs C/
Blue, Pink and Tan Shirts and
Drawers, taped seam Drawers,
Frenob neck Shirts, pearl but?
tons, all sizes, ?00 tho cAr
garment, suit. V-VS*
100 doren Men's Half-Hose, worth
I-c, two for 800, Saturday Q
Men's and Boys* Blaok, Tan and
Gray Leather Belts, narrow O Sr,
ond nlokle buckles. __?-_?__
10 Dozen Fancy Colored Negligee
Shirts, plain and pleated, regu?
lar $1.00 quality, Satur *70i*?
tlon by tho soldiers and tho accustomed
salute of fifteen guns.
On Wednesday Secretary-of-VVar Root,
accompanied by members of other de?
partments of the army, reviewed the en?
tire brigade in a series of dillleult field
practices, which lasted several hours.
Other features have mado this encamp?
ment the most interesting In the history
of the National Guard of tho District.
Each evening there are many visitors
from Leesburg and surrounding counties
In camp to enjoy the splendid muslo fur?
nished by the band.
Among the distinguished men who have
visited the camp have been Mr. and
Mrs. Alles, former assistant secretary of
tho Treasury, Flrat Assistant Postmaster
General Wynne, Lleut.-Col. Reublkoft,
of tho Russian Company. The guard Is
handeomely uniformed ln krtaki suits.
Judge Sterling Murray and Mr. T. M.
Fendali are visiting In Boston, Mass.
Miss Clara Sellman has left for Port?
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tltue, of Manoseas,
are visiting frlonds ln Leeaburg.
Miss Eftle Dunn, of Petersburg, Va..
has returned to her home.
THE LOUISA GENTLEMAN
Dr. Dabney Writes of His Indust ry
In Scotland, by the standard of wealth,
these country gentlemen would often
havo been ranked as mere "bonnot lairds"
Many of them, with t-fielr sons, on occa?
sion, took part In the toll of the fields.
Colonel Charles Dabney, the father of
Robert Lewis, had but two rather small
plantations, his mills, and between twen?
ty and thirty negroes. To supply the
needs of his family and servants from
a poor soil, and to perform his multltu
dlous duties to the public, It behooved him
to be a man of Industry and economy;
and his was a typloal case. It has been
very generally represented that South?
ern gentlemen ln these years wore cor- ?
rupted by wealth and Idleness. W*halever !
may have been true on large plantations
In the South and In exceptional cases,
the gentlemen of eastern Virginia were
not so corrupted, genorally. Of the very
numerous small gentry In Colonel Dab
ney's county, there wore a number of
larger property and a number of smaller
property than hlmsolf. Amongst these
latter was the father of Dr. John B.
Minor, of Huguenot family, who becamo
tho foremost legal light In the South.
Hospitality was ono or the cardinal vir?
tues. At the planter's home any respect,
able gentleman was welcome; and, ln the
absence of tl.* master, mistress and fam?
ily, the butler received the guest with the ?
nfr of a quiet, well-bred gentleman ano
served him from cellar to pantry, Nover
lias any people exercised freer, more gra- j
clous or more charming hospitality. Gond
servants and plenty wherewith to make
comfortable the guest stripped entertain?
ing of any appreciable element of sacri?
fico on the part of tho host, while his
Isolation and his desire for Intercours-o
with his fellows made him positively
crave tho presence of guests. He was
actually obi god by the sojourn of any
agreeable guest nnd If a passing travel?
er, stoppini? for tho n'ght, proved to be a
man of cultlvnted Intelligence and an In?
forming conversationalist, IiIh visit wns
garded as a bonofnetlon. They were peo?
ple devoted to serious conversation on pol?
itics, agriculture, county Interests and
many other top'es. It was a great me'ns
of education this conversational debate
between strong, Intelligent men. Kinship
was. also, nnd in part for similar rensors
made much of. There was much inter?
marrying amongst counslns ln conse?
quence, though tho practico wus always ?
looked on as not tho best conceivable.
Established a Century Ago.
fi\UI< stock of S ter ing Silver
^-^ Loving Cup ?, Punch Bowls,
ana other peces suitable for pre?
sentation gifts is unquestionablv
the largest?and our pnces IH E
LOWES7 when quality is con
ESTOoodft sent on npproval upon
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Now For It.
Now that the? civil service, laws of the
United States have crossed the rule- of
a Washington labor union, thero Is some
prospect that tho right of a. free-born
American citizen to life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness will be offlclaUy de?
Whatever else may be said n?fctt year
for or against the fourth nomination of
Mr. Cleveland, the*re will be a certain
lack of force In the objection to the father
of a year-old son on the ground of as.
Admiral Dewey was not fortunate in, his
remark some time ago that the ex-CPreel
dent was too old to be put In the office
Supreme Court Justice G-aynor, of New
York, has directed the? Corporation Coun?
sel to withdraw from a case ln which ?
he appeared for a policeman who had
beon sued for Blander, very properly hold?
ing that the city ls not concerned In such
aotlons any more than in criminal charges
or indictments against policemen for
crimes. They should not be furnished
with counsel to get them out of their
-crapes at publlo expense unless they can
show that they are unable to hire law?
yer?, ln which case the court will assign
a member of the bar who Is not the city's
legal advisor?Newark Advert?a...
A Wireless Telephone.
Reports of a successful conversation
across the Connecticut River by a now
fongled wireless telephone will not much I
disconcert artookholdors' In tho Bell com- I
panics. The now machine requires the |
laying of metal platea, which promise to
bo as expensive aa wiree, and of secret
preparations', which usually promlso tron?
ido, and It I? hard to understand how the ?
electrical vibrations can bo propelled to ;
auch distances as Chicago without foul?
ing with other electrical waves that may
bo emitted from other telephones. Yet
this ls an age of scientific wonders, and
he Is rash who declares anything Impos?
sible. Wireless telegraphy 1_? not yet
developed. It has not fulfilled all of the ,
promises that have been made for It.
Wireless telephono Impila greater diffi?
culties than wireless telegraphing. The
direction of a voice through and around
and over blocks of bU?l<Jln_-, as by wire,
?seema out of the question; yet. again, who
shall say It le lniposslbl?-? Tho eloccrlo
light, tho trolley and the submarine boat
??eie Impossible once.?Brooklyn Eagle.
Feeling the Surge.
The whole country Is feeling tho surge
of the demniKl for tariff revision. And
all thla Is apart from the matter of the
postonico and other scan-dais, which can
serve tho Democracy only in the event
now a probable event?that the adminis?
tration folk will adopt the policy?or,
rather, maintain the policy already adopt?
ed?of hushing them up. In any ease,
however, tho Democrats of the country
have reason to be satl.lled with tlio situa- ?
Hon.?Ithaca News. ' |
Why N-t Available.
The Missouri Dem?crata are bringing
out that shrewd old political veteran,
Senator Cockrell, for the Presidency. Hav?
ing served on the Southorn side during ?
.the Civil War, and having always voted
for "cheap money" when he bas bad the
opportunity, wo do not think that Sena?
tor Cockrell can be called the most avail?
able man for next year's nomination by?
the party.?Hartford Times.
Not Up Apalnst Uncle Sum,
It ? a wise .conclusion reached by the
union employes of the Government
Printing Oillce bindery not to strike over
any auch i-stie '.a they have raised.
When Miller, _-clloiiabl_ assistimi '
foreman, presented himself for work at
the bindery on Saturday the other em?
ployes contented themselves with a "cold
stare" and continued on with their labor.
That Is at least better than undertaking
to put the rules of tho labor union above
the laws of the United States.?Spring?
The Losers In the Market,
A story has been started that John D.
Rockefeller's fortune has been dimin?
ished to tha extent of $100,000,000 by the
decline In the market value of his stock?,
but if ho has nine hundred millions left,
as he would havo according to the esti?
mate of his wealth that was current a
foiv months ago, he will hardly bo
obliged to abandon his Fifth Avenue
residence Immediately, and will still be
able to pay a million dollars for the new
stomach he wants no much, Mr. James
R. Keene jauntily acknowledges that he
has dropped a million and a lmjf by the
failure of his son-ln-law'e banking-house.
How muoh be has lost by the decline ot
stock values no one ventures to say. He
has lost several fortunes In his lifetime,
but If he ehould be sold out now, he
would borrow a little stake and be rloh
before the snow flies. These are not the
men who are most hurt by the extinc?
tion of paper values that has been going
on. The more unlucky ones are men of
smaller means, who purchased what
they could not pay for, and have lost theit
margins. But there are not so many
ruined men as might have been expeot
Immortal Potts, who for so long held
the record for billingsgate and abuso, la
mllk-mlld beside some of our modern
scribes. Here Is a sample of Kansas
spleen: "Apropos of the attack made by
our esteemed contemporary in a neigh?
boring town upon the representative of
this district In the Legislature, we would
observe that from time Immemorial it
has been customary for ants and fleas
and files and fools, scoundrels and scala
wags and skunks. Jaanuses, jaokasees
nnd Jadnaes, lizards, leeches and lice, to
assail mankind In general and their su?
periors ln partloular." How well Is obey?
ed the bard's Injunction to mix gall with
the Ink!?St. Louis Republic.
The Sole Remedy.
Herein Is the twofold cause of lyneh
lngs! negro depravity and delayed Just ce.
Wo venture to say that lf it were known
from practical experience that the hein?
ous crimes which provoke lynch'ng would
be punshed by sure legal process within
ten dfiys, the rope and fagot would disnp.
pear from current history. And In no part
of tho country would it disappear sooner
than In tho Southern States.
Speedy Justice, In Alabama, or ln Illi?
nois, nr on Boston Common, Is the sole
remedy for lynching, so long a? the two
races remain together and so long <*b one
produces black demons and the other la
of Saxon and Baltic blood.?Atlanta Jour?
Po"'dar Burned in Peace.
A calculator has oaloulated that the
American squadron burned more powder
at Kiel In salutes than the whole Ameri?
can navy burned during the Spanish war.
Tini Machins, for example, quite exhaust?
cd her supply and had to lay In a new
one. The total number of salutes flrefl by
the Americans was altogether about 3,600
guns, which cost on un average $1,21.?
New York Commercial Advertiser.
Brothers Hanna and Aldrich. have been
over at the Virginia Warm Springs b:ew?
ing a new bill that they "think la a pot?
tage for which the American people wl|l
freely surrender their birthright of sov?
ereignty over money to the mongers of
the exchanges. Theso two?the Mephisto
and tho Machiavelli! of the money pawer
In the itepubilcan party?do not bcl'eve
In' giving plenteous money to the people. "?
otherwise the people would not be de??
pendent upon the Shylocks of Wall Street,