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SATURDAY.MARCH SB 18?6
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?Bould be addressed to "THE KUKB LANCE."
Weather forecast for b'r< d
ericksburg and vicinity
Fair mid warmer Salurdag.
President a?cKlnley, left Jekyl
Island, Georgia, for Thomisvills on
Wednesday, hot ei speokei Ree 1 re
At Brunswick, Georgia, last Wednes?
day all the shipping, including three
Spanish vessels, sainted the Preeident'a
cutter, the Oolfax.
Hon. John Sherman, who leal week
was reported dead, is expected to re?
cover. His health is much improved,
and he is coming home on the Chicago
Luder the laws of the Biete of New
Jersey an organization has bun form?
ed with a capital of over IS,000.000,
which will control the oyster grounds
on both ?ides of Long Island B and, in
New York and New Jersey bays, oyster
farms of Narragansett bay and Rhode
Island and oyster groooda of kfaesj
J. Sterling Morton, of Nebraska;
Bryan's own State ; Cleveland's Sec
astary of Agriculture, thinks the gold
democrats should form new a party on
the Indianapolis platform Ho asserts
the great issues are currency reform,
expansion, and extravagance in public
expenditures, he doe9 oot believe that
the Democratic Party can win under
the leadership of William J Bryan.
Word has been received at th? White
House at Washington, that President
MoKin^y will leave Thomaaville early
next week for Washington The exact
data of the departure has not been de?
termined. If public business will per?
mit, It Is thought that the President
will make along trip this summer, put?
ting Into execution the plans he had in
mind last spring of visiting the west.
Yellowstone Park and Pacific ooaat
Bamual O. King, who was mayor of
Philadelphia from 1881 to 1884, died
this week In that olty, aged eighty
three. Although a democrat, Mr. King
woe the first mayor of Philadelphia to
appoint colored men to the police force.
?> When the tide of political reform set
in Mr. King was made the candidate
of the democratic organization for
mayor. He was elected In 1881 for
three years, the only democrat to fill
that office in thirty years, and soon
commenoed redeeming his ante-eleotion
pledges. His administration w?s free
from favor or corruption, and be Intro?
duced a number of reforms, among
them o non-partisan police force He
was defeated when renominated.
The Free Lanca obernree the names
of several gentlemen mentioned m suc
oeesor to the late Prof. Dabney, of the
University of Virginia, but the name
that would best fill the bill and give
most satisfaction In and out of Virginia
U that of Judge James Keith .President
of the Virginia Court of Appeals. A
precedent for hia selection could be
found in that of the late Chief Justloe
Oooley.of Michigan, one of ?he moat
eminent jurists of bis day, who for
very many years was professor of
law at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Judge
Keith has been nearly thirty years on
the benoh, and this would be a fitting
crown to a distinguished judicial life
The professorship at the University of
Virginia is o life office ; that of judge
of Ooort of Appeals Is only .for 12 yean.
Already there if muoh discussion as
so who shall be the Democratic nomi?
nee fox tiio Preeldenoy next year, and
U begins to look very doubtful if Hon.
W. J. Bryan will be the man if the
loog?established two-thirds rule is ad?
hered to. The Memphis Oommerolal
Appeal discusses the question of the
strongest man to head the Democratic
Presidential tioket io 1900. The careers
. of Bailey, Bryan, Hill, Gormsn, Car?
lisle end Van Wyck ore considered and
the conclusion xoaohed that neither
will da The Appeal reaches the con"
elusion that the Hoc. Richard Olney, of
Massachusetts, " is the only man who
oooid lead the Democracy out of the
Wilderness. " "Mr. Olney, '' continues
the Ooramerolal-Appeal, " is a positive
foro? in Amerioon politics. " In proof
of this bis career as Attorney-General
End Beoretary of State under Mr, j
Th? recent meetim? nt .lekvl Island,
la Graorfia, of th President and eX.
Bpeaket Read, whether by accident i r
flealga haaledthe correspondent of
th?> r im?? Ban to ? ne hit nan?
the f 'Wing :
?'While there hau been no
poiitionl oonfaranaae today, politice
ha* b? en discussed inform thy Of the
lender? tine of the officials of the
dub said that the aooiaJ gathering
had brought about harmony between
the leaders The relations of Mr
Reed and Mr McKinley, he said, ate
much more oordial than they have
been, and while they are n I yei
friends, they are closer than '
When Senator ll'Uiuaund \ ice Pusi
dent Hobart were askrd for their riewa
oa me opinion expreeeed by Banntor
Chandler, of New Hampshire, that
levait, of New York,
will be the next vice presidential can?
didate, both of them laughed, shrugged
their shoulders and declined to talk of
the statement of the New England
Banal a Hs inn whea ashed if Mr
Hobart would retire, ?aid he had
uothing further to say on the subject
Mr Hobart, he said, had announced
that he tins no idea nt abandoning the
1 Former Secretary Bli>s said ''I do
not think there is any gronad or truth
la the rumor that has gained circula
tion to the effect that Mr Hoharl will
imt be the next republican vice-preai
tial candidate With all due mepeot
to Mr Chandler.I think this viceprcs
ideatial boom busineea la a little pre?
mature It I? entirely too early fot
speculation OB the composition of the
next tioket, but there is, s ? far as 1
ko v. no movement to keep Mr Ho.
bait off I do not think G rvernoi
R i reit or any anybody alee ha? been
considered in tins oouneotioo
If iu 1900 it looks as if Mc
U have a walkover. Hobart
will be rcnnminated If it ! ?
the light might be hird.Ro ?evelt will
he put at the tail end of the tloketjaet
as he was nominated, in New York,
last fall, i e to oatch the sold' i
and the yung mon.
An oil painting of Thomas O Platt
or a bronze bust is to be placed in the
City Hall of New York. There will be
others Andrew H Oman, who in
known a* the " Father of Qrealm New
\ ah," and Jatn"s S. T. Strauahati. of
Brooklyn, who for years was called
"The First Oitinen "oft at city, will
be among thon honored
1'erry Belmoot, who is kntereeted la
the plau to oommemorate the h-.
i'vents preceding the formation of the
Greater New Y rk, called on Mayor
Van Wyck yesterday. His visit was at
the suggestion of a lirtre number of
well-known New York art
Mr. Behuont expecttd to meet a com
nnttee of artists at the City Hall, but
to his surprise Amasa Thornton, the
Republican politician, was there -?low?
ing great interest in this art matter
Slayer Van Wyck was Informed by Mr.
Belmont that under chapter Sea of the
laws of 1896 the city Of New York is
authorized to expend annually the sum
Of S50.000 for works of art. the produc?
tion of American artis's. for the pur
pose of beautifying public buildings
and ground- of the city. The historical
memories congregated around the f;)r.
mat i mi of the Greater New York, he
said, should be commemorated, and h?
asked that provision be made f< r the
painting of portraits or the ezeootii n
of busts of Thomas C Platt, Andrew
H Green and James S T Stranahan,
and als-j that of R d.err A Van Wyck
as the first mayor of the new city.
It was also suggested that the city add
the portraits of all the ex-mayors of New
York now living They are es>Mayora
Eiy, Cooper, Grace, Bdaon, Hewitt,
Grant Giuroy and Strong These por?
traits are to be placed in the City Hall.
Mayor Van Wyck In an*wer to the
request said :
?This is an excellent idea and I am
certain the city will carry it out 1 do
uot waut my portrait painted at this
time You gentlemen will have to
wait until I am dead before yon will
see that painting in the City Hall "
The Free Lance has always Inaiatad
that Mr Flatt was a very able man. It
seems that even New York city, which
heretofore has fonght him, now recog.
cizs this fact.
I A dispatch from Washington says:
"Gen. Olarkson, of Iowa, fonnsrly
First Assistant Postmaster- Geueral,
has notified Yioe-President Hobart that
he will accept the place of secretary of
the Senate, provided the "reorganiza?
tion" is completed and the patronage
dispensed on strickly partisan lines ;
otherwise, he says, he does not care to
take the position. Some time ago a
majority of the republioan Senators, at
the instance of Vioe-President Hobart,
signed a letter to General Olarkson,
asking him to become secretary of the
Senate. Mr. Olarkson's reoord in the
Postoffloe Department, where he re?
placed 00,00 democratic postmasters
with as many republicans, would be a
sufficient guarantee to the republican
Senators, if be should beoome secretary
of the Senate, that the office would be
oonduotod on partisan principles.
General Olarkson is a violent parti?
san, and adheres striokly to the princi?
ple " to the victors belong the spoils. ' '
Oousequently he has no desire to un?
dertake the duties of secretary unless
ho is left unhampered. ' '
This shows that the Republioan Sena?
tors at heart have no real interest in
?'snivel servis. " Hurrah! for Olark?
A diapatoh to the Baltimore Bun
from ?harlottesville says:
"Much Interest oentres in the selec?
tion of a euooessor to the late Prof.
Walter D. Dabney In the school of law
at the University of Virginia The
board of visit?n has been called to meet
next Tuesday to dll this chair. It is
understood that there are a large num
oer of applicants. Among those sag
Sested for the position are Professor
braves, of Washington and Lee. Prof.
Dabney had done praottoally no work
this session, the dntiee of hi? ohair
upon hia enforced retirement being
performed by professor Lile and Minor,
the other members of the law faculty.
Of oourse this arrangement will con?
tinue through the present session ' '
The foregoing suggests these two re?
flections, first, If two profeaaora oan do
the work In the Law Department of
the University for one full year,
why not for every euooeeding full veer?
Secondly, if the proteaaor to be choeen
la not to enter upon hia dutiea until
next fall why this haste of the Board
in oonvening to make aohoioe?
Something new in the way of palaoea
ia to be erected in Salt Lake City, Utah
shortly. Olties in a oold climate erect
loe palace?, but Salt Lake Intends to
pnt up a salt palac Millions of ton?
of ?alt rook are available, and a
committee la to complete arrangements.
It 1? ?aid that there are no difficulties
in the way of making the proposed
palace entirely of ?alt. When com?
pleted it will be a novelty, and will
doubtless attract visit?n from all parts ?
of the country I,
The New England newspaper repre
' Hontativea arrived here today in a pri
| vate car The Chamber of ( 'ommero*
| of Raleigh had wished to give them a
banquet and otherwise entertain them,
bol the hospitality was declined on the
j ground of pressure of business. Though
they were given no contract for adver?
tisement by the city authorities, thev
were undaunted in their business zeal
acd cauvaa?ed the city thoroughly from
private stores to State institutions
They were oosooceeefol here In ? bosi?
nt ?? woy
The foregt 'i ng appears at a telegram fnun
Raleigh, North Carolina Id the Balti?
more Sun of W? loevday last Accord
11 the foregoing it would seem to be
a trip to secure advertisements, lostBOd
of to investigate the country
Qen bord?n * Ordsr Krlatlsg to Reunion
of Onsfeds'ste Veterass
Atlanta, Hi , March ?."?.?(Jen .1 U
rjrordoa has issued an order that only
one spnosos and one maid of honor
from each QongTesslOBSJ district shall
bj sent t> the next reunion of ex-Con
federate Veterans at Charleston The
circular is in response to a resolution
adopted nt a convention of the United
Daughter? of the Confederacy, held in
Hot Springs. Ark , November, lsys,
requesting the luited Confederate
Veterans to Until the number of
sponsors and maids of honor. SO one of
each from aeon state and Territory
where there is a camp of United Con?
federate Veterans?becanse the Con?
federate reunions have been of late years
an eotertaiomeol for the sponsors and
maids of Ic'tiT instead of th? vet?
Gen t?rd. n deoiree that the orlgi<
nal cutsoms be adhered to, and re
its "the appointment of a sponsor
by general, department, division, and
brigade o maunders, and by every
camp, with as many maids of honor
M dealred, but with the distinot un?
derstanding that the reunion commit?
tee at Charleston will enly entertain
and provide for one sponsor and one
maid of honor from general, depart
meut, and division headquarters. "
Charleston, S C , March 91 -Char?
leston will open her DOOMS as well as
her boarding booses tor the comforts
and pleasant accommodation of all the
visitors who willaftend the Confederate
reunion May 10 to It, next The of?
ficial information is to ra'es and boi rd
and lodgiog is given out
Private bornes and boarding houses,
lodgiog) M cr-uts to *i a day, ?ingle
meals sots board ami lodg?
ing. *i to tl
Il .tels, b >ard and lodging *.' ?ud up?
Restaurante, me?la f?oents and up?
Dormit rie? fot ladies, 50 cents sud
upwards, also restaurants, under the
Control of King's Daughters, Daugh?
ter? of the Confederacy and Revolution
and Chur-h Societies of all d?nomina?
tions will be established
Dormitories fT men, With abundant
mmodations will be opened at M
Visitors are urged to make all ar
rsogeineotS for board rid lodging in
advance, and all information can be
obtained and quarters engaged by ad?
dressing Mr Robert P Evans, Chair?
man m It.f rmation, Charleston, S. C
Adir*?* sf America? Onmmiuioners
Sew Yoik, March 2:t The Journal's
Manila correspondent cables that the
address to the natives of the Philip?
pine Islands, drafted by the American
commission in behalf of the United
States government, and embodying
the views of the President, has been
made public After being translated
into all the native dialects, it is to be
disseminated throughout the archi?
The address abures the Filipinos of
the intenti?o of the Americans to de?
velop the powers f.f self-government in
It explains that the United States
has assumed international obligationa
which it must fulfill, and which make
in responsible to the whole civilized
world for the stable government of the
OBJBCT OF THK COMMISSION.
The commission, it is explained, is
to interpret to the natives the purposes
and intentions of the Preaident toward
them ond also suggest the establish?
ment of such a government as ahall
suit the capacity and requirements of
the Filipinos and be sonsistent with
the interests of the United States.
The protection of the United States
ia not to be exercised in any spirit of
tyranny or vengeance; but having de?
stroyed the Spanish power and accept?
ed the sovereignty of the islands, the
United States is bound to restore peace
in the Philippines.
IMVITU) TO LAY DOWN THBIR AKMS
To this end all insurgents are in?
vited to lay down their arms and p'ace
their trust In the government that em?
ancipated them from the oppression of
Span iah rule.
The majority of the oommiasionera
indine toward giving the Filipinos a
sort of tiibalor provincial local au?
tonomy under a central government
whioh shall be military until a purely
oivil system is proved to he feaaible.
The Briatol Shooting
Bristol, Va., Maroh 2%.? Chief of
Polioe Kilgore served a warrant tonight
upou Gen. J. A. Walker. (Jen. Walker
gave bond in the sum of $6,000 for his
appearance before Police Justice, April
27, for a preliminary triaL Gen.
Walker's tmndsmen are Col. Fulkerson.
Oapt. J. H. Wood and Hon. S. F.
Lindsey. Gen Wals.?? swore out a war
rant for the arrest of George K. Davia,
charging him with having shot him
(Walken twice, and claiming to have
seen the shots fired. The wan ant baa
n-*t yst been aerved. but will be upon
the return to the oity tonight of the
Commonwealth's attorney. Gen. Walk?
er will go to his home at Wythevllle
thla morning. Attorney Hamilton,
who was shot in the abdomen by Gen!
Walker, has so far recovered as to be
able to go about.
The village of Irrington, in Lan
caster oounty, has one thousand Inhab?
itants, yet within its preoinots there
is not a colored resident except as ser
vants. No land can be 'oought bv them,
nor can any be rented. And thla, too,
In a oounty which In classed among the
blaok counties of the Old Dominion.
Every white voter la a Democrat, save
one, the postmaster,, and he was until
the present Republican administration
same into power.
Cannot Plead Ignorsno*
The Baltimore Sou says: if the i
terview which Senator Stewart, of >
vada, had with President McKinley t
day before the latter left Washingt
ou his Southern trip hns been correct
reported, If is very ceitaiu that t
President chu no longer plead ign<
anee, it he ?ver cuuld have doue so,
the btdeoOBOriroes and atrocities win
are being daily perpetrated m the Ph
IppiaOS in his name and by hw auflu
ity Senator BtOWErt, while profSOSii
to br an eatne-f oppooeol of expaiiaio
supports the policy of the admiuisft
tiou by his rotes in the Senate, 1
which he has had his reward in his I
election to that l? ?dy for another tet
of su rears Hs Is repraseatsd as ha
ing becorne reoosjniled to the situatio
for the reason, as he expresses it, *'th
while we have most foolishly taki
hold, uow it is impossible for os to i
go, without abating, however, any
his misgivings as to the uufortunu
and uuhappy results of the policy up?
which we have entered
in the interview iu question the St?
ator i? reported to have tl Id the Pre?
dent that it was the shame, aud DStafc
tuiif of the country that battle and dl
BESE were carrying off so many of I
brave soldiers, the more so, that tl
causes were criminal and unnecessar;
He said, without reserve, that the ho
tile attitude of the Filipinos was dt
to the mismanagement aud mercile
severity of the United States militai
ollloials. He said to the President I
was satiMiM that General Otis in t)
Philippines had been as brutal as We;
1er had been in Cuba. In the report i
the interview the President is repr
sentid as expressing great surprise i
hear this, Senator Stewart said tl
evidence of it was Offlotolly on file i
the War Department. He fonud a pa
allel case in "the horrible conduct <
many military commanders in tl
Southern States after the civil war,
who acted upon the theory that mil
tary government of communities meat
irresponsible despotism and the extim
tiou of civil laws and private righti
' This," he said, ' 'had been the ca?
in IDE Philippine Islands, l'ersoni
and property rights had been trample
upon until the islanders were forced t
the conviction that they had found i
the United States a harsher BSEatei lbs
iu Spain. "
Other facts Senator Stewart, who i
represented as iu "ch se OOSDSBODloatio
with the best source1? of inform Mon i
the Philippiue Islands,' brought to th
President s attention The President
it is stated, did not feel himself in
position to concede the statement 0
facts made by the Senator ; he ?aid th
whole subject should receive hi? OSOS
earneft attention, and the Senator dh
n if noed to be assured of his pnrp DE t
do right If is greatly to be fearei
that if the President momentarily ?her
lohed any ?nch pnrp?-se, it aud th
whole subject of the atrocities In th
Philippines have been driven from hi
thoughts by more interesting topics a
Thoinasville and Jekyl Maud Wh]
should a President, intent upon sMierne
for his own reelection and for reward
ing the friends who are to help him
bother himself with su h trifles as th
daily massacre of a few hundred or i
few thousand Filipinos?
If Mr. McKinley had cared to knov
the facts he could have learned then
even from the newspapers?from th<
scissored and censored dispatches whicl
his own military officials perm.t t<
leave Manila Every day since he lef
Washington the bloody work has beei
going on, and the death roll of the vie
tims, the fruits of massacre and of ar
son, have been duly cabled to the Wai
Department. For erample, the verj
copy of The Sun in which the mtet
view with Senator Stewart is reported
contains dispatches from Manila of the
date of the day before ( March IB) de.
tailing the operations of Gen. Wheaton
along what is called the Lake Shore, ic
the vicinity of the town of Pasig. A
skirmish between a reconnoitering
party of troops and the Filipinos, in
which we lost two killed and some
wounded,determined General Wheaton,
as described, "to send out a punitive
expedition, and his troops met the Fil?
ipinos at S o'clock and drove them along
the lake fifteen miles. Five miles of
huts, forming a Filipino hotbed, were
burned, with hundreds of tons of rice.
The inhabitants of towns about the
lake are retiring into the mountains. "
Further details in the same dispatch
are that "General Otis says the Ameri?
can arms and gunboats now command
the lake. He estimate? that proper.y
of the Filipinos valued at $000,000 has
been destroyed, while quantities of rice
aud sugar and 4<X> tons of coal have
been captured. " The operations of the
force on the lake are thus reported :
''The armed togs Laguna de Bay and
Oeste have returned to San Pedro Ma?
cati and reported the results of their
tour of the lake. On Friday morning
last they shelled the town of Morang,
the Filipinos fleeing without making
any response to the fire. The Ameri?
cans landed a party, which destroyed a
quantity of stores and all the stone
buildings, except the church. Then the
expedition proceeded to Majayjay.
where a sugar mill and saw mill were
destroyed." All this is confirmed in
an official dispatch from General Otis
to the War Department, with the added
detail in reference to General Wheat?
on'a "driving the enemy fifteen miles,
experiencing very slight loss;" that
the ' 'Filipinos left ?00 dead on the
field." and that "troops, inhabitants
and property on shore of lake are at our
mercy. ' '
The kind and degree of mercy shown
to the Filipinos may be inferred from
such daily bulletins as we have quoted.
Men, women and children daily driven
from their homes, houses, stores, rice,
even sugar mills and saw mills, de?
stroyed, in order to infliot upon these
unhappy people the horrors of starva?
tion , in addition to the perils of battle
and slaughter. In what respect do
these things fall short of sny of the
barbarities attributed to General Wey
1er? Tot these are the acts of a sup?
posedly civilized and Ohristian govern?
ment. This is all being done In pur?
suance of President McKinley's boasted
policy of "benevolent assimilation,"
more properly described as ruthless ex?
termination. Senator Stewart's inter,
view with the President would have
reached its proper climax If, after pic?
turing the horrors whloh are being per*
petratod In the Philippines, the Sena
tor had fixed the responsibility where It
belongs, and had said to MoKlnley, as
Nathan said unta David. "Thoo art the
man " General Otis is simply obeyin
orders -the orders of President McKin
ley. All the bloodshed in 'he PBilif
pines, all the bus in American live?
and all the cruel slaughter and miser
inflicted upon tue unhappy natives sine
the surrender and the evacuation of th
islands by the Spaniards, is direct!
traceable and chargeable to on? sourc
? the orders cabled by Mr. McKinley
published on the 5th of January, t
General Otis, commanding him t
make known to the Filipinos that the;
and their islands were henceforth th
absolute property of the United States
that a military government was ?> b
established over them, and that whil
the ''mission of the (Jailed States i
one ?if baamvotaataaaimllatioai," "then
must be sedulously maintained tin
strong arm of authority to repress dis
tnrbance and so overcome all obstacle
I i Iba baalOWal Of the blessings of goo<
and stable government upon th? peopli
of the Philippine islands" The?
blessings President McKinley is evl
dently determined that the Filipino
shall enjoy if he has to kill the las
mother's son of them in order to carri
out his bnoavoienl and ihilanthmpii
Stnire la tubs
Washington, March 18.? There i
something distasteful to the Amrricai
soldier about life in Cuba. Short!
after the island was evacuated by th<
Spanish muh interest was manifester
in gsrri-oii < uty near Havana, bn
there has been a tremendous revulsiot
of feeling in the ranks and the soldien
are now anxious to get away. Th?
novelty of foreign service has worn of]
and the soldiers have found the dis
comforts if army existence In a hoi
tropical climate, with no opportuuitj
for indulging In the usual attraction!
of cities, inuke their stay far from pleas
aut, and besides, many of them hav?
suffered from fevet and other la 'al ail
The War Department is nanomiaf
embarrassed at the protests against re
faming several regiments in the island
and, although the volunteer* are to tx
brn.ighf home shortly, the? regulan
will to compelled to n-main throughout
the summer The young men in thi?
c iintry aim ns to enlist are not will,
iii^r, as a rule, to serve m Cuba, and
hundreds who were acceptable have de?
clined to cuter the army on legs assured
they will servo at home stations. Re
erntttng officer? have reported this con?
dition of affairs and have hewn instruc
ed that men most not In- enlijted with
any proviso attached to enrollment, but
most expect when m the army to be
ordered wherever tin government re
Surprise Uexpreaaad that such oppo?
sition to foreign service should 1*? di?
played, as it was anticipated that hnn
dreds of soldiers would enter the army
t i have the experience of service
abroad, if for no other purpose While
there is practically BO difference be
fw?-eii the climate and other ? ondittons
for health in Cuba and the Philippines,
enlisted men are willing to be sent to
Manila, bat refuse to enlist if intended
for Cuban doty. The Philippines have
an attraction, if is believed, because of
the opportunity given unlisted men of
taking the interesting sea vcyage on
transports proceeding by wav of Suez
canal and down the Red sea. The same
disinclination is shown by officers to
service in Cuba, and their preference
for the Philippines is decidedly
Knltrtmrnta throughout the country,
notwithstanding the objections to ser?
vice in Cnba, are greater than was an?
ticipated by the authorities, and such
progress has been made that it is be?
lieved the regular arty y will soon be
recruited to its full strength, fi?,000
men. In order todo tbia 18 030 men
must be enrolled, as the presen ? strength
of the army does not exceed Bt\000l
?? a ? -
U 8. Attorney Oso. and ft sat?,
Philadelphia, March 22. ? Attorney
General Griggs has written toa gentle*
man here in reply to a letter, in which
after stating that the people are opposed
to combinations in restraint of trade,
the gentleman expressed the hope that
the republioan party would meet the
i?sue by instituting prosecutions under
the Sherman act.
Attorney-General Grigg.s says :
1 'The Sherman trust act does not
give to the federal courts jurisdiction
over any combination constituting a
restraint and monopoly of trade, unless
such trade is what is known as inter?
state or international trade and com?
merce. \ combination or trust for the
porpr*e of maintaining a monopoly in
the manufacture uf a necessary of life
is act within the scope of the Sherman I
! an and cannot be, supressed by the
federal coarts. This was decided in
1884, in fbo case of the United States
against the combination of sogar corn
' As a matter of fact, all of the- com
pani** which you refer to as now or
ganlr.ing for the purpose of securing
con.pleted or partial monopoly of differ?
ent tiranche? of manufacture aie simi?
lar to the sugar combination, and are
nol within the jurisdiction of the f?d?
?rai courts. If amenable to any law
the- are amenable to the laws of the
".t is a popular error to assert that
the Attorney-General of the United
St.tM has control nf the corporations
or combinations which engage in manu
factire in the various States. Tbia is
entirely a matter of State control, and
unless the functions of int?ntate com
men? are interfered with, I should
be stper-offbious to attempt a crusade
against affairs with which I have no
"With reference to these large com
bintuions of capital which are now
forming my own judgment is that the
danger is not so much to the communi?
ty at large as it ia to the people who
are induced to put their money into
the pirchase of the stock. "
The Peerless Oregea
Tbe battle ship Oregon, says the
Chicago Inter Oceau, after a voyage
of 21.000 miles, arrived at Manila on
Friday "in fit condition for any duty. "
This is the longest trip ever made
by a modern battleship, but it is no
mon remarkable than the journey of
the Oregon at the beginning of the
war from San Francisco to Key West.
This dlatanoeof 15,900mile?was mad?
at the higheet rete of sustained speed
ever attained by a baitleehip, and at
the end the Oregon reported to Admiral
Bampaon "in fit condition for any
duty. ' ' In fact, she waa al once as?
signed to dnty in front of Santiago,
and In the great naval battle of July 8,
did aa much aa any vessel in the Amer
loan fleet to ma,*? this victory decisiva
I will guarantee
that my Rheumatism
Cure will relieve lum?
bago, sciatic* and a?
rheumatic palus la
two or three hours,
and cure la a few
At all drurflsrs,
23c. a vlaL Guide
to Health and medi?
cal ad visa free.
IMS Arch st. PhfJe.
Who Will the Democratic Candidate
New York. March II The talk over
the |l and the |lO Democratic dinners
on Jefferson Day has become ludicrous.
Kx-Senator GorSEEB, of Maryland, Et
the Fifth Avenue H itel tonight smil?
ingly warned off all inquiry as to which
of the two Democratic dinners, the fl
or the |10 one, he is to attend Mr.
dolman's friends beHOVS that he should
lie a candidate for the nomination for
President in the MEt Democratic Na?
tional Convention Oat. Bryan's friends
insist that he shall be renominated.
One of the most important Democrats
in this State says that he is convinced
that former Gov. Stone, of Missouri,
was to be proposed in the Democratic
National Convention next year, and
that Stone's friends were already try?
ing to secure the Southern and Western
delegates for him. In addition to Gor?
man, Bryan, and Stone, it must not
be forgotten that former Supreme Court
Justice Augustus Van Wyck, of Brook?
lyn, has been told that the lightning
may strike him.
Tho anti-Eastern Democrats control
the Democratic National Committee by
a vote of II to It, The Democratic
National Committee prepares the tem?
porary roll of delegates for th? national
convention, and thia temporary or?
ganization appoints, among other com?
mittees, the committee on resolutions,
which prepares the platform to be sub?
mitted to the convention Just wheth?
er Mr. Bryan or Mi. Stone will con?
trol the thirty-seven votes la the com?
mittee is one of the problems upper?
most iu the mind? of Democrats now
marching up ami down the country
preparing for next year? battle.
Letters sent info the K?st from the
West and Southwest say that Bryan is
losing ground for the reason that he
sticks SO free silver at II SO I, but the
majority of the testimony from the
Southern States as received in New
York is to the effect that Bryan is still
very popular in that section.
Bryan practically list his State last
fall, while f srmt r Gov Stone, of Mis?
souri, can still point to a rock-ribbed
Democratic State Mr Gorman lost
his State of Maryland last fall and Mr
Van Wyck lost the State of New York
So that, according to Eastern Dem??
crata conversant with the discussions
of their Western brethren, former Gov
Stone at the moment seems to be in the
Jersey City, N. J. March M ?The
twe ity-seven colored families number?
ing loi persons in all, who are strand?
ed here af?er having oome from Okla?
homa to go to Liberia, as it is alleged,
under contract with the International
Migration Society, were notified today
by the Oenrral Railroad of New Jer?
sey that they would have to leave the
railroad cars, in whioh they have re?
mained since their arrival. Most of
them are destitute and their condition
It is sail they sold their farms in
the West, and after paying their pas?
sage money to the society were advised
not to start.
' 'I was a slave before the war," said
a white-haired man, who said he
was seventy-five years old, "but I
never had such an experience as this.
We paid our money and expected to go
right on to Liberia. Now we are tied
up here and some of us haven't got a
It is ?aid an effort will be made to
send the negroes back to their former
Spanish American rtltsatios.
The Moros, or Mohammedan, natives
of Mindanao, in the Philippines, are
determined to reaist the American oc?
cupation of their island.
Aguinaldo ia reported to have an?
nounced that he will march in Manila
within twenty days unless the Ameri?
The transport Sherman has arrived
at Manila with reinforcements for Gen
A number of Cuban generals have
held asecret meeting at Havana and are
said to have endorsed Gomez
Fobbed an Old Lady.
Provincetowu, Mass., was recently
set iu an uproar by the report that one
of its citizens, Mrs. Thankful Chap?
man. 74 years old and a native of the
town, had been the victim of a bold
and aggressive robber. Several .unsuc?
cessful attempts were made to discover
the perpetrator of the crime and recover
the stolen property, but it was several
weeks before his identity was fully
established. In the meantime his vic?
tim was suffering greatly both in body
and mind and it was feared she would
not survive the shock. In speaking of
her condition at the time Mrs. Chap?
man says :
"I suffered extreme nervousness for
some time ; could rot sleep ; but would
lie night after night tossing and roll?
ing about until I would become com?
pletely worn ont. At spells my mind
was greatly confused, and sometimes a
numbness would settle down over me
and I could not move. Then I began
taking Dr. Miles' Nervine and toe
very first night I slept like a babe. I
got better from that day on, and am
now enjoying excellent health. "
Dr. Miles' Nervine is grip's greatest
enemy. It drives out the poisonous
germs, replenishes the nervous force,
overcomes the excessive wast? of the
system, aud replanes all that disease
has robbed it of. It feeds and cures.
A trial package of Dr. Miles' favorite
treatment for the grip, oorjisEing of
Dr. Miles' Nervine, Dr. Miles' Anti
Pain Pills and Dr. Miles' Nerve and
Liver Pills, will be sent absolutely free
of cost to any person sending name and
address on a postal card, requesting the
sample, and mentioning the name of
this paper. Address
*"*"* ?j,. KUso Medical Oa.
DRESS GOODS !
THE LATEST AND BEST ARE NOW HERE
EASTER MOST HERE.
When we tell you we have the largest and best
line shown in this city, we only repeat what the
ladies who have seen all the stocks tell us.
Covert Cloths new shades).
Irish Poplins (new shades;.
Satin DeChene (new shades
Henrietta Cloths (new chad**)).
Cashmeres 'new shades).
French Twilled Covert Cloths (new shades.'
Fancy Mixtures, v^ry handsome.
Rich 1'laids for Waists.
Black Cr?pons, vnry handsome,
Black Henrietta, all wool and silk warp.
Black Serges from 10c. to $1.
And many others. Look at our stock before mak?
ing your purchases.
SIL ]KZS aw
Never so large a stock shown here. Have sold
already more Silks than we sold the whole of last
spring. Beautiful Stripes, Rich Plaids, Handsome
Solids, Superb Figures, Lovely Shades. Great va?
riety of colors in Taffetas, Plain and Changeable.
Ribbons, Laces, Hamburgs, Organdies, White
and Colored Piques, all here. Come, talk to us, or
c. w. JONES.
TWO WAYS !
Buy a Cheap Bicycle.
It looks well,titles easily at first, and
you think yon bave a prize. But now
tot the second chapter : What a dif?
ference after you have given it a
Buy a (imd B'cycle.
It not only looks w? II and runs easily
when ridden, but, like a good friend,
it wears' well aad improves with ac?
quaintance. It is well made through
out, and will stand any service.
MORAL?You get what you pay for.
Adams' Book Store,
The Bicycle Emporium.
Spring Exposition of
?fEW FABRICS I
We think we Lave outdone and surpassed even our
best efforts of past seasons and are showing
the most beautiful line of
New Dress Materials of Wool
and Silk and Cotton Wash Goods
that we have ever shown. The best and
prettiest are not too good for this store, and we can
always show you something prettier than you'll see
elsewhere. Come today. Come again tomorrow.
Every day trom now on, and you will be seeing new
arrivals. We opened these goods yesterday, and at
night some ot them were sold. Details later of de?
scription and prices. Come and see this beautifal
exposition of NEW DBEbS GOODS, SILKS, and
COTTON WASH GOODS, at
E. W. STEflRNS'
Operq House ?)i<y
Oourt of Aspe?is.
Richmond, Va, March 28 ?The fol?
lowing la a part of today's work in the
Oourt of Appeals :
Grady va Sulphur Mines, etc., Cir?
cuit Oourt of Louisa county. Writ of
error and supersedes?. Bond |100.
Blrckhead vs. Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway Company, Circuit Oourt of
Colpeper. Writ of error refused. Mil* j
1er va King, 01 rouit Oourt of Alexan?
drie county. Appeal refused. Spen?
cer's adminstrator va Field A Gray ;
farther argued by James G. Field for
defendants In 'error end J. L. Jeffries
for plaintiff in e**ror end submitted. /
Jerry llmpaoa ob the Next Campaign.
Wichita, ? Kan?, March M.-Jerry
Slmpeon, who is in town today, ex
presses the opinion thst the Democratic
campaign in 1900 will be anti-expan?
sion and anti -trust, with the money
question a subordinate third.
- ?1 m m
Sevan negroes have been lynched in
Little Biver oounty. Arkansas, since
last Tuesday. Threehiegroes were lynch?
ed by a mob near Silver City, in
Yazco County, last Saturday morning.
After being shot to death the ?jodies of
the victims were weighted with bun
dies of cotton bole tie?, end thrown
loto the Taaoo Biver.