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SATURDAY.MAY 6 18SJ0
THE FREE LANCE published tri weekly
asan independent newspaper, is locati'd at JOfi
Commoroe (or William st), Krederlcksburar.
Virginia, and Is Issued on Tuesday. Thursday
and Saturday morntnrs by " Th? Frmm
Lanee Nswtpspsr, Book arts) Job
Prlntlne Cornean? ?at Fraderleha
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is Joeme?, llbel?iusoroihi?rwis??obJev'(i?inab.i.
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Resolutions of respect to din-eased members
passed by societies, corjH.rations,associations,
or other organliationa will be Invariably
charared for as advert'sina- matter.
All oommunloatlons of every character
Should be addressed to "THKKliKK l.ANC?."
Weather forecast for bred
ericksburg and vicinity
Possib ly fa i r *s". if urda y.
President McKinley will leave Wash?
ington next Monday for the Hot Spring??
of Virginia He has an attack of
rheumatism. He will ?fay two weeks
at the springs.
The St. Louis Post?Dispatch uya
l?ueen Victoria's income from her own
wealth is less than |1,OGO,000 a year,
whilst Mr. Rockefeller's income is |13,
?000,000 a year.
There i9 said toa be well-deflaed more
ment on foot among democrats in Ohio
to wrench the democratic party in that
state from the control of Bryan influence
and to name the democratic candidate
for governor and control the delegation
to the national convent; m
The Republic Steel and Iron Com?
pany, with a capital of |M,000,000,waa
incorporated in New Jersey, together
with the American Hide and Leather
Oampany and the National Light and
Power Company on Wednesday.
Secretary Alger announces himself
a candidate for the U S. Senate, to
anoceed Senator McMillan, of Michigan
Mr. Alger says that McMillan ?
him that he ?; McMillan > would not
stand for reelection. This is denied by
Depew and Chandler are in print
elsewhere as to platform and outcome
of Presidential election la (1900 < ?f
*?????-?ge it tiryan is the Deni'H-ratio candi?
date their prophesies will be realized,
but if Bryan is not re/i'ininated these
gentlemen may find that they are
"counting chickens before they are
The Baltimore News says;
Mayor Carter Harrison has been to
Virginia to trace up the record of his
ancestry, probably with a familiar
knowledge of the faet that Virginia has
been the mother of Presidents.
And whilst Mayor HarriBon is seem?
ingly a Bryan man, it is <?uite evident
that if a presidentnal lightning bol?
ahonld seem to be coming his way tha1
he wouldn't dodge it.
A large German navy is almost eure
to be an outcome of the Coghlan inci?
dent. The Kaiser was shocked at first.
He thongbt his reboke of Von Died
richs a year ago.and his sending Prince
Henry in his place, was enough. But
he gets consolation out of the fact that
the navy, which ?b near his heart, will
receive more substantial support from
The Department of Education is an?
noyed at a report circulated to the ef?
fect that the summer normal to be held
at Fredericksburg had been annulled.
and would be consolidated with the
School of Methods at Roanoke. The
report is unfounded. The school at
Frederioksbnrg will be one of the most
largely attended of any held in that
section of the State in a long period.
The foregoing is from the Richmond
Diapatcb of Thursday .last, and is no
The Chicago News recently made a
faoetious allusion to Mr Taliaferro,
just elected U. S. senator from Florida.
The editor expressed the opinion that
it will require strenuous effortjtoembalm
Taliaferro'a name in song This joke
elicited a communication from M
Gonzalez, who informs the editor that
' 'Taliaferro is our old friend Smith in
Spanish, just as the name Tai liefer in
French is the Gallic for Smith. ".Mr.
Gonzalez expresses the opinion that the
Spanish name is a great improvement
in style. He suggests, now that we
have conquered Spain, that all the
Smiths appropriate^ the Spanish nam
Taliaferro, assume the horseshoe as
their orest, end become more aristo?
But what will the TuUaferros say to
The election in Baltimore of Hayes
and Wilmer as mayor and president of
the second branch of the city, brings to
the front two gentlemen of Virginian
extraction. The mother of Mayor-elect
Hayes was a Westmoreland lady, whose
maiden name was Gordon. The father
of Mr. Hayes was a Methodist minis?
ter and waa once stationed in Freder?
ioksbnrg; and Mr. Skip Wilmer was
horn in Northampton county, in this
State. So that the First district of
Virginia really contributes the talent
that ia to run Baltimore for the next
four years. Mr. Henry William?, of
the Weema Line of ateamera, attributes
tha reaalt to the Baltimore Sun, and
saya the Democrats wiU carry Maryland
Ik is fall. The new mayor does not take
It was once said of A m?U that
?v. l;> never lie opened bis month he
put hi* foot in it " He was not the
only man of the kind The world is
full of them.
When (Jen. Oranl was President a
certain mau wac Appointed doorkeeper
to the House of RepresentntiTes Wnen
he had bean duly installed into offioe
ami noticed how deferentially he was
treated by members of 0 digress, a true
sense ot h is greatness dawned Dp in
him, ?ml in AB exultant, bat unguard?
ed, moment ha wrote to ins little circle
of admirers at home that he was a
??bigger man than ol.H ?rant " Ofc Urse
the little oirole at home became All a
flurry at the good fortune which bad
befallen their community The lettei
was shown to the local paper and pub*
lished it was -reproduced in the
Washington papers, and In a fear days
afterwards a bigger man than old
tirant" bought A 11? k?t f i Ins AOOee
tral home, a wiser, sadder, if not u
? 'bigger" man
When that great politician .lames t;
Blaine was running for the presidency
and had swepl through the country
like an oratorical meteor, all eyes were
turned upon Ihe St.it?* ?.f Ne*A Y. ik and
it was generally- conceded that "as
went New V. ik., s. would go th" elec?
tion. " The Republicans were lu?? ful,
buoyant, aggressive, confident The
Democrats were losing ground daily, but
Whistling to keep their OOUrage. Tien
oanie Dr. Burchard. a preacher. He
addressed a great mass-meeting in New
\nrk oily in the interest i i Blaine H?*
went fot the Democrats with gl< ?
and m a supreme mi ment of allitera?
tion, and subsequent obliteration, char?
acterised the opposition as being the
exponents of "rum, Romanism and
rebellion." The next day every liqmr
dealer, every Catholic and every South?
ern sympathize! deserted the Republi?
can ranks, and the Democrats had a
walk-orer. It is doubtful if James G.
Blaine O old. ft. his dying day.hear the
name ot Burchardwith ut experiencing
a " tired feeling. "
Later, the Spanish minister,De Lome,
while stationed in Washington City,
wrote a letter to a fellow-countryman ?a
which he described McKinley ism and
Hanna methods with su.h brusque
truthfuluess as to t >u ''i the raw of their
highnesses, and forthwith the proud
Spaniard was made to realize that
"there ii? no place like home" f w a
man who tells what lie knows, or says
what he thinks
And Cap! O ghlan, a man, AS Kipl?
ing would say. who "?can handle a
10-incb. gun to carry seven mile,"
was content to let his guns talk at
Maulla, but when he struck New York
?or rather when New York struck him
?he yielded Not satisfied with being
a fighter, he must needs be an orator,
and when he got at it, he was hk
many other ora' n aldn'l itop
Nor did oratory sutiice Being sa lh a
superb lighter and such a grand "rat.>r,
of coarse, he could sing and sing h.'
did a song of "Gott und der Kais.t. '
which he will uot BOOH fonal And
now he sings a song i f ' didn't know
it was loaded" to the Navy Department
and damns the report, rs
Last, but not least, ootaes Admiral
Kautz. he of Samoa fame, who writes
a private letter to his cousin, the wife
of a Kentucky colonel, and in it states
that he is ''boss of the ranch" and by
practice a "kingmaker. " H* "is not
popular with the Qermana, but is all
right with Cousin Johu Bui!, " together
with a lot more ulor.g the same line, all
Of which was mighty interesting read?
ing to Cousin Sue. But in an evil mo
meut she gave it to the newspapers, and
now the doughty admiral, in all proba?
bility, regrets that his uncle ever mar?
An oyster is the lowest form of ani?
mal life, being absolutely without In
? but?he knows when to k-'> p
his mouth shut
The foregoing from the Hampton
Monitor is "a good thing," but why it
should have omitted all reference to
William Ji'iiuiugs Bryan, except very
strongly Deferentially, is what "no fei?
iah can find ont "
Ir is the object of the May meeting
to invoke the decision ot onr party
authorities on the question of chang?
ing uur plan of making senatorial nomi?
nations. The question will be, Shall
the legislative caucus system continue?
or, Shall the nomination b?- made by a
State Democratic convention! ur, Shall
a Bl k'e primary election !?? i rdered by
our state Committee??said primary to
be held when our rotors go to the polls
in November to vote for members of the
Legislature, or at such other time an
may be deemed best.
I'reliminary to the adoption of any
one of these plans our State Commit?
tee would have to call a State conven?
tion. If the State Committee declines
to do so, then no other course is open,
except ?.for each t-eparate Democratic
constituency to instruct its members of
the General Assembly, and this, we
presume, it may do, either by a prim?
ary vote, or by petition,or public meet?
ings, or in such other manner as may
be agreed upon by our party in that
constituency. ?Richmond Dispatch.
The Virginian-Pilot at Norfolk, an?
ticipating what the Dispatm says will
be the action of the senatorial meeting,
"As a dissension-breeder, the con?
vention is sure to be a success ; and to
call it this year will be a blunder of
the criminal degree,?for if anybody
cannot see how perilous it will he, it
is because he will not see. "
The Director of the Census, having
announced that enumerators will be ap?
pointed on the basis of one for every
4,000 of population. The Free Lance be?
lieves the probable number of enumera?
tors within the circulation of the paper
will be as follows : Aocomac, 8 ; North?
ampton , 11 ; Lancaster. ** ; Northumber?
land, 3 ; Richmond, 2 ; Westmoreland,
2 ; King George, 2 ; Stafford, 2 ; Prince
William, li ; Fauquier, 0 ; Loudoun, ? ;
Fairfax, 5 : Oulpeper, 4 ; Orange, 3.
Louisa, ?"> ; Rappahanuock, 2 ; Madison,
?4; Greene, 8; Caroline. 4; Hanover, 5;
King and Careen, 2; E?sex, 8, Middle?
sex, 2 ; Mathews, 3 ; Gloucester, 8 ;
Fredericksburg, 1 ; Spotsylvania, 3.
Those who wish to be appointed should
make early efforts and be sure to inter?
est their Congressman in the matter, for
great deference, it is said, will be paid
to the wihhe-j of Congressmen in these ap?
pointments. The pay will probably be
from $100 to 1150 for each enumerator.
The work begins June 1, l?OO.and will
not take over (K) days. Republicans who
wish places should lose no time la'eee*
ing or communicating with Mr. Paik
Agnew, chairman, Alexandria, Virginia,
Sohley honored by the Loyal Legi< n,
of America, aud Eagan turned ont of
the ?ame order in Washington, D. 0.,
the same night, is pretty good evi?
dence that this powerful organization
does not approve the action of the ad?
ministration in the caws of those two
The great western drouth was broken
Wednesday by copious showers. Re?
lief comes to oropt, which have eoffered
greatly from want ot rain.
And now it It said that ex President
t lereland la lo be the president of a
nu?' o mpany The Baltimore Ban
?It has been known In Washington
me time thai ea Preaideat Cleve?
land i? aim ins to get int i something
suitable ami c ingenia! that will add to
his liieonie I ml. o i, it might be said
to be almost a necessity The most ex?
aggerated stories have basa printed of
In? aocninnlations and hie speculations.
Instead of being a millionaire, Ins pos
sessions .?t a Itberal estimate will not
foot op qo 0 In tins, ?-f
a lara ', 1- includi ?I nis house in Prince?
ton and hia B iZZard bay property This
latter la destiur-d, it ia -aid, tobe very
valuable atme day, bul ju?t now it la
t tally nnprudu live With a wife and
four children, Uve or -i\ thousand itol
lara .1 yeai. the toll extent 11 lu? m
i ome. i? ii"t very much f"t an ex Presi
dent of the l nited Btatea
Germany und The Philippines
The IOM.V-jiij? rs of G? rmany, com.
meuting npou the lateal newa from the
Philippine 1 ?lands, > tprt aa the pope
th.it the l mied State? will now end
the hostilities m tin- far east. The
Frank! urt? r / itung ?ays
"We trust thai Pr?sident McKinley
.nul lus advisers will not be misled by
jingo shoatinga, but that they will
listen to the voice ol the Filipinoa as
expressed through their leaders, and to
the voce of the Auurican nation ,t?, ?
!?!? ?- ,! by the BOrioUl press and th"
itionaof a 'her-minded politicians
We have never doubted the ability "f
the Americans to enforce their will m
the Philippines; but it nova asema that
the moment h i? c 'me to make good the
wrong done and bting then material
interests m act rd with the dictates of
Jtlstl ? ?
The ' ing, baaing Ita
c immeut up m pri? i e adrioea from the
Philippine Islande, saya that the con?
tinuance ol the wit inflicting grave
injury apon German commercial inter
?i- .ii,o details ? number of oaaea in
support of this aaaertion, The journal
List <?a ited says that the German con?
sul at Hollo made a list of everything
belonging to Germana which had been
damaged or deatr yed, and submitted
it t" (?en K S Gtia In reply the con
sul has received fn m Gen ?mis the
atatement that the United Su'es wul
ii >t pay the damages claimed, as Iloilo,
at ihe time of tin- bombardment, was
still m DOeaesai n of the Spaniards
Other German merchants of Iloilo who
made representations of a like character
to Gen Otia received similar replies
The Voaaiche Zeltung adds that these
and many more claims will probably
lead to diplomatic negotiations at Wash?
What Capt Street Says
The waahingti n, l> 0 , Timea
"Capt. Street, well known in Washing
former Oommander-in-Ohief of
the Union Veterans' I'm hi, at present
a volunteei captain in the C uninissary
Department. has just returned from
Havana. Capt Street has been ti e
commissary offloer in charge of the
stores "ti the Oomal f"r dlatributlon
among destitute Cubans He say? in
o immenting on ita work ??! took my
ptsitionnii the Oomal last January
Since that time sic has made three
trips, and bad distributed a vast ijuai ?
tity of rations to almost every BSa
city on th? lalsnd. The n?ioaa die?
tributed have onat the Government
|1,685 000. Tne C mal Is ch artered 11
|490 a lay, whioh amount does not h
cluile any of the expenses of runuiii'J
The total cost of the rationa and of tn.-ir
diatribntion on these three trips has
been tjboat 12,500,000 This amount
has been distributed abs ilutely free to
the Cubans. There wer" about thret
million rations in all. They went to
M at ana ta Oienfneg - N neritas, Sagaa,
Santiago, Trinidad, Tunas d'ZtXS and
O.ie of his statements relating to the
diatribntion of the C mal'i stores after
they were turned orer by him t > the
offlcera in Cuba, is understood to have
alleged that large quantities "f canned
milk and aonpa in their original cases
? Idled ab ml the streets in cer?
tain cities at ab ml half what the Uor
eminent paid for them
Ta i cablegrams were receired by the
War Department from Geo ? >t i? shortly
before midnight Tuesday night < <tn told
if the capture f the fortifled town of Bal
inag by Gen Law ton's forces, and the
n at rat', mol tommnnicatioa with L*w
ton's command, which dad been infer
raptad The other stated that a list of
the prisoners in the hands of the insur?
gents had been received, and that it
contained the names of only eight of
the fifteen missing Vorktown men, in
oluding Lieut Qilmore.
Major Manuel Arguelles, the Filipino
peace envoy, has returned to Manila
with new propositions which differ lit?
tle from those presented last week.
Aguinaldo, in a cablegram to the Fil?
ipino junta in London, says his govern?
ment has nothing to do with the pres?
ent peace negotiations at Manila.
Gen Lawfon has gotten in the roar
of the Filipinos and hopes to cut off
their retreat to the mountains. Mac
Arthur is driving them back toward
Law-ton. \ Manila cablegram states
that Lnna's army seems destined to de?
struction in a few days unless it sur?
renders or scatters
Minister to Persia.
The President has appointed Herbert
W. Bowen, of New York, to be U. 8
minister to Persia, in place of Minister
Hardy, transferred to Greece. Mr
How en was Y. S. consul at Barcelona,
Spain, up to the war with Spain.
Kitt Grant to Wei a Prince.
Chicago, May 4 ?The report of the
engagement of Miss Julia Grant, daugh?
ter of Gen. Frederick D. Grant, and
granddaughter of the late Gen. U. S.
Grant, to Prince Michael Oantacuzene,
of the Russian Imperial Guard, has
been continued by her father, who is
St Barnard Kit Young Vaoderbllt.
William K Vanderbilt, Jr., was re?
cently severely bitten on the hand by
his $ia-,000 St. Bernard deg, which had
previously bitten Porter Traynor, of the
Wald<irf Astoria Hotel. The dog was
killed with chloroform.
Yonng Vanderbilt is constantly watch?
ed by a physician. This precaution is
taken merely to allay the apprehension
of his bride, and not because it is
thought any serious trouble will follow.
The Potomac Flats Belong to the On
The U. S. Supreme Court has decid?
ed that the title to the lands along the
Potomac River in the city of Washing?
ton is vested in the United States,
thereby settling the claims that have
been pending before the courts and
departments for half a century.
The American Sugar Renfining Com?
pany has advanced the price of all refin?
ed sugars sold by It \ cent, per pound.
Standard grauulated is thus placed at
nts against ?V , the day before and
B a month ago. Independent refin?
eries ?juickly followed the move.
Ool. Fred. Fonston, of the Twentieth
Kansas Regiment, who has won so
much fame by his daring and heroic
deeds in the Philippines, isa oonsin of
Gov. Tyler. "Fanston'B grandmother
and my grandfather were brother and sis?
ter, "says Gov. Tyler. "She was Sarah
Iloge, a sister of Gen. James Hoge,
my grandfather. She married Ool. Ed?
ward Stafford, of Giles county, at my
place, Bell Hampton, in Pulaski.
They went to Missouri to reside
and later to Kansas. ' ' Gov. Tyler
f?ela proud of his kinaman and aays his
gallantry in the Phllippluea doea credit
to hia Virginia blood.
M'-rritt and Alger
At a banque! giren Tuesday night,at
Detroit,b-,the Michigan Society to tit.l?'
gates to the national oongress of Sons
ofjtbe American Revolution, General
''The army in the Bast, as I testified
before the Investigating commission ia
Washington, had everything the War
Department could furnish Wo lived
Wall, we did our duty and we have no
apologies to make or recriminations to
offer. This most outrageonsly abused
Administration has done mure for the
army than any other administration
that ever exist? d
' 'If then? were any canned trpeeohet
here tonight they are belter than some
of the refrigerated speeches that we
bare read it l had a canned speeoh
to develop on this suhtect, I Assure yoa
it wouldn't smell "
"Mi HE(*RKTAH*i MORI ARUMKD *'
Meriitt referred ta Alger m "the i>..st
Secretary of War the world has ever
seen " He added ?
'No Secretary was ever more abused
S. ictary Stanton Stood through his
abuse as the Mm?! fear lets Secretary thai
ever lived We have now another Be?"
retary who has mad?, fewer mistakes
and been more abused than any of his
p red <**es sort II" has had the oonfid**n<*?\
ol all except a few malcontents. Through
him has i.n attacked th" President of
the I lilted S'.ltes lie I- allllost lick
at heart at the weight of unjust obloquy
that has been heaped upon him, but
with no promises to make ..r platitudes
to indulge in, he Is conducting an h?in.
"1 was bom a Democrat I don't
think I'll ever get over it I'm proud
to belong to that political faith A
\ ill.x*on're a Republican, but don't
know it " Put 1 hope the time Will
com.' wh? m there'll be no difference i?'
tween 11 mi .its and Republicans, at
'.-ist manif? ?te ! against those who rule
Mi" ( ;.r. i; nient,
? 1 ? . Idler I don'I commit
myself to my complications that may
lead to trouble with Germany, but I
hug myself foi being an American eltl
Al.i.KK ON SPOILED BEttF.
Alger lifter reterring to the rapidity
with whioh the volunteer army was
raised and equipped, said
"Supposing they h.nl a little be, I
spoiled, what of it.- If they hail no
b"ef at all that would have bean more
than (re:i. 'Joe1 Wheeler and 1 had in
that oth.r war
"The people of the United States are
an unselfish people; they have never
s mght territorial aocasstoa except to
the benefit of the people that came with
it. Toa flag Of this nation has been
hoisted over Coba, Porto Rioo and the
Philippines, in lands whose people have
for centuries been oppressed by Spanish
misrule. Whatever else may lie, we
oan be assured that as It has been raised
m Porto Rioo and the Philippines,there
if will remain One of thest? islands
we hold in trust, the others ar.> ours
The Washington, D C, Times of
Wednesday says ;
"Considerable rarprise Is expressed by
army i r the speech delivere i
at tin- Detroit banquet by Gen Merrill
in eulogy of Alger. Merritt aud Alger
have been hitter personal enemies f i
thirty years, neither making an attempt
to conceal his personal enmity toward
the other, and the conclusion drawn by
officers is that a reconciliation bas t sen
effected which is likely to breed de?
velopmeots of great Importance in a few
In his speech Merritt showered the
most'flatt< ring encomiums noon Alan
ii.d his ad ninistrati m of the War De
partaient, sentiments upon which, in
private onnveraaibm. be is known to
have held decidedly opposite views a
few months ago It will Ix? recalled
that during the Civil War Merritt pre?
ferred charges against Algerier leaving
his command on the eve of battle with?
out the consent of his superior off! n*l
Alger never forgot this incident, and
when he became Secretary of War if
is said that he proceeded to snub Met
ritt at ?very available opportunity
At the beginning of the Spanish
war when Merritt was assigned to
command he visited the Secretary at
the department bat in? call was pain
fully formal and the coldness exhibited
between the two upon their meeting
was marked Again, when Miles w li?
sent to Greece to make observations
during tbe Turko-Grecian War, Alger
designated himself as the temporary
Commanding General of the Army
rather than bestow that honor upon
M.-rritt, who stall Is iifxt in rank to
Mil?? It is said that Alger in tbe pant
has expressed the opinion that in the
evnt Miles resigned bis ?i ,*t ..i- was
court-martialed at a ret-ult of th.- com
sptraoy against him in the War De?
partment Brooke ihould Ik? given the
command of the Army.
Tho belief is quite freely expressedal
the department, however, that as a re?
sult ?.f Milen' persistent attacks upon
Alger and stall' offloMl the Secretary
will renew the attempt which he made
some time ago to induce tin? President
to relieve Miles of the command of the
army with a view to placing Mernf?.
who apparently has been placated, in
his place. Army officers declare that
this is the logical oonolnsioo of the af?
fair, and are awaiting developments
With great anxiety.
Depr-w and Hanna
In an interview ('hauncey Depew
says that he favors the continuance of
Mark Hanna as Chairman of the Re
publican National Committee.
"In 1898 Mr Hanna showed a skill
in conducting the affairs of tho Repub
lican party that has never been surpass?
ed In the history of the party," said
Depew. " It is the policy of the He?
publican party never to get rid of a
good leader until it has found a better
Speaking of tho campaign of 1!)00,
Depew said the Republican party prac?
tically would have no opposition
*' Bryan has read the New York Demo?
crats out of the party and they will not
again get together. "
" What will be the Republican issue
in I900?'1 was asked.
"Tho platform will reai-ser' every?
thing the party has ever said, and the
party will declare in favor of expan?
"How about trusts?"
' Undoubtedly the Republican party
will condemn trusts, and I also think
the Democratic party will adopt a sim?
ilar plank. The Republicans will reaf?
firm the gold standard and the Demo?
crats will again take up silver. "
Loyal J>**ion Drops Eagsn.
Charles P Kngan, former Commis?
sary General of Subsistence, of the
I nitedStat?-H,wA< drooped from the rolls
of the Washington Oommandery
of the Loyal Legion at its tegular
monthly meeting held in Washington
Wednesday night, by a vote of 100 to 40.
Mr. Eagan was expelled for conduct un?
becoming and officer and a gentleman.
The constitution of the order provides
that when its members do not conduct
themselves in a gentlemanly manner
they shall be dropped from the rolls
without action, and had it been ' any?
one else but Eagan," as one of the
members expressed it, no snch formal
action as a vote would have been taken.
His name would simply have been
dropped from the rolls without com?
Queries Not in it
The Alexandria Gazette says: "Com
gressman (Ruarles, of theStannton, dis?
trict, says he is in favor of electing U.
8 Senators by the people, but will not
attend or have anything to do with the
proposed anti-Martin assemblage, as he
is a member of Congress and doesn't
think it would be proper and decorous
for him to do so, though others may
Col. J. Bell Bigger,tho veteran olerk
of the house of delegates, continues in
poor health. Tbe Colonel is able to ride
out on good days, but seldom walkt out
of his residence.
Ha* Lamb Pat lilt I ont In It
Tin- Index-Appeal s ?ys : " The l).<iu
oorataof Richmond who favor the May
meeting will MMinblfl Saturday to elect
delegatee. There la crtticietn of the
Oail htflJiOH KepK seiit.iMVe Lamb, who
reeidea la Henrioo, beada ihe lignera
'Why go onteide lb? city f<r people to
work up Ihla movement, 'naked ? prom?
inent DemoonM 'Wbtl would one
think of Oapt Lamb if be abooid cull
a meeting of Rlobmond D?mocrate to
elect delegates to a Sut? convention
If there ar<- nut enough tni>n in Kuh
niDiiii favorable to the movement to
call it meeting then it Would be lutter
not ro meet Ml all. ' "
The gas eonenmeti of New York city
nre having a run of good lurk as tin?
result of edleegreemenl between Knaaell
Bage ami Rockefeller as to Ihe terina ol
a proponed oonaolidatinu uf aeveral of
the gM corn pan iea of the metr?poli*
Monday the gna rate wna lowered by
two of the largest font oomnnnira fiom
$1. in to ii.i oenta a thousand onbio fi el
I Shattered Nervous System.
I I N ALLY HLAHT TROUBLE.
?si. rni ?.> Health l>? Or Mir?' Nervine.
Ml; I DWAKIJ HARDY ti i Jolly man?
agt i f Pheppard l'o rre .t
II Arii. "I had never
lek a 'I iy In ? y life ui til In : I
jrot to bad with nervous prostration thai I
. give up and c mux nro todoct I
tried our local physicians and om In
liUt QUI ? III
I vaa .? ilnn to die. I became deepondent
?? r. .1 untold agony I could not < at,
tleep nor rc-t, ai ? i- it I could
il t. At iba * ? i : ? l of-iv montbj I ?as
reduced to but ? ahadoe of r.-v-.if, and at
:.i-t iiiy heart bei ' and I <*.n
truly miserable l t.. k -i\ o? i I ;bt I
f Hr Mllea' Nervina It jare ne relief
fr.un the start, md at laat a cura the great?
est hloMlni of nay I '
It Hllea' Bemedlea
: ! y :ill drag?
k'l-ts under a poeltlve
.-.i irantee, tir I
ir money re
I the he i rt and
l?l: MILES M EPICAL (XJ . Elk hart, Ind.
Yielding to the aolicitatiou of many
friends i hereby annonnoemyaelf noun?
didate for Bnperviaor and nek y oar ann?
al the approaching election if
you honor me with the (tin''' I promiae
a faithful, etlicient and satisfactory dis?
charge of til" duties (if the same
my i id Ueorge W. Palmer.
At the aolioitatirtnof many frienda, I
have deolded to run forconetable in tbii
district and hereby moal n -pectfully
ask your support.
.1. VY. t'arner.
Vn n>> I inlii C?URt|
(fellow-Uitiune: With feelings of
gratitude to you for the very generous
expression of your continued confidence
and kindness in the pant, I hereby un?
ie unce myself a candidate for the
poaition of Clerk of the Oonrto of thii
county, and most reepectfnlly ask yooi
support. Should if (*? yi.nr pleasure to
reoommlt this tru-t to my hands, I
shall Im Very thankful to you ; and
l>r imiee to one my heel i fl rta to faith?
fully and oompetently diacharge the
datii s of the office.
,1 p. H Uriamond
April isth. 1898
Kleotion May 25th, 1899,
For Commisaioner of Revenue
rVj thi VUt rt ??! Spot yiranta ?
l hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of Oommtaaloner of Rev*'
nue for St Oeorge'a district, In your
ciiimfy, at the election lO bo held May
35, iv.19, and ask your support. If
elected I promise a faithful diaobargc
of the duties of the oflice.
aptitd T. P. 1'ayne.
Jo il,? v,,i, rt "' SpottylMnfa:
I annonnoe myself a candidate for
OomniiHflioiier of Revenue In St. Qeorge
district, in your county, at the election
to be held on the J.'.th day of May,
1899. I am grateful for the generous
support of my friends in the past, and
if elected shall endeavor by a faithful
and impartial discharge of the duties
of the utllce to merit the approval of
apll-td M. I. Young.
In Ihf VaUn <>f Si"it*yhiinl'i:
I respectfully announce myself a can?
didate for re-election to the ollice of
Treasurer. I ana very grateful to my
friends for the generous support of the
past, and earneatly solicit their support
at the approaching election?May Mitt,
W. O. Dillard.
Fellow CUUent of SpoUytvanln Qmnfg :
Not doubting that I can well dis?
charge tha duties of county attorney for
the coming four years, I a-k you to
vote for me.
apix-td J. L. Powell.
For Commonwealth'! Attorney.
?'.i the getan a/ tttpeteatvaviei Chanty:
Having been appointed by the Oounty
Court as Commonwealth's Attorney to
fill out the unexpired term of A. B.
Hawlings, deceased, aud being urged
by many citizens fr in all parts of the
county to become a candidate for elec?
tion on the 25th of May, for the full
term beginning July 1st, 1809, I desire
to say if it be your pleasure to elect me
to this position of trust, I shall perform
the duties of the (Rice with promptness,
fidelity and impartiality.
Very respect fully,
apllfd Lee J. Graves
Tu Urn reten a/ Sjpotayleaaei Chanty:
I announce myself a candidate for re?
election for Sheriff of Spotsylvania
county. Thanking you kindly for your
past suffrage, I respectfully ask your
support in the approaching election,
May 25th, 1M9, promising, if elected,
to diacharge the duties of the office to
the beat of my ability in the future, as
I have endeavored to do in the past,
apll-td T. A. Harris.
To the Voren of OaroHm Co.
1 hereby announce myself an inde?
pendent candidate for the office of
Commisaioner of the Revenue for dis?
trict No. 1, at the election which will
take place on Thursday. May 2.'>, MM,
and 1 respectfully ask for yonr sup?
port, and I also respectfully aak my
frienda to take no part in the Demo?
cratic primariea on the 2d day of May.
If elected, I promiae a faithfnl
honeat, and Impartial diacharge of th?
duties i f Ibe i nice.
lv II Oolllu
To tfu 1 nil m "l ( 'arolin < Co,
Thanking job for your highly SP?
precleted rapport \u tin- past, 1 hereby
?onoonoe myself h candidate fnr re?
election to the office of Commissioner
of ftu? Revenue in district No. 1
Should ynu a^aiti favor dm with the
ofHce, 1 promis? Um mum faithful and
efficient disoharg? of the duties m La
Very reepeotfully yours,
T. if. Blaotoo.
To (he Voters <>/' ( 'arolitu :
I am a candidat? fur Commissioner
"I Revenue fur District No. I of Caro
11m ooonty al tha election which takei
placa "ii Tharadajr, May ?loth, I8V9, aod
respeotfoll* ask fnr poor support, pleda;
hu? myself if ? ?!??? ?ted a faithful ? 11 -
chat ge ?f the duties of the ofH h
api Id T, o Chandler
To I In Valer it of < 'arolitu :
Howling Orean, Va .
March 28, IH?ki
I announce mysell ? candidate for
r. nieotion Ui the ottlo? r?f Clerk i f tin
i lirooil Unart at the election to take
place "ii Thursday, the ??th day id
M iy, ism), 1 desire i" ret am t" my
fellow nitiieni sincere gratitude f"r the
i.'i-ijt.iih '?u|i|)"tt received in the jia-t,
and - elicit their suprx >rt in the s| -
proaching election, anil, if elected, I
promiM a faithful, honest and Impar?
tial discharge of the iintt?*H connected
wnil the ofltos
Thomas W. Valentina
? m h?U) wtil
To tin \ <>t' is of < 'tu nliin :
I am a candidate for tha ofll le ol
Oommiuioner "f Revenue, District No
t, m OaroliM ooonty at tha election
May ?'.'ith.and will U< grateful fur your
V"ic ami influence. I am now making
an active canvass of the ooonty, ami
will be glad t" Hie all my friands.
J. It. Broaddna.
Jan. 17, 1899,
To the Voten of Carolim :
In announcing myself a OOOdldate
f"r the office of OoainionWealth'? At?
torney, at the eleotion to take plaee
on Thursday, May Itch? 1899, 1 would
Mpreoi my gratitude fur the gaoetoos
support given me byyoBT favor yean?
ago. if slanted, I promise you a faith?
ful discharge of the duties of the of?
J. il. DeJarnette,
To thi Voters of Carolim :
I take this opportunity of returning
to y<m >?y grateful thanks for the kuul
?apport yoa have often given me in the
past. No man over hail truer friends
I raspaotfoUy ask your support in th?
cooling election, promising if returned
to the Treasurer's oflioe to lend all of
my efforts to make you a faithful pub?
lic servant, realizing when I hare does
th in ,1 have only doM mv duty.
my I td 0. I, Smith.
; ? ? . |
I ni"st respectfully announce rnyself
as a candiilate for the office of County
Treasurer, and oordially invite your
support, promising if eleot?! to carry
out the requirement! of the office
K. M. Oolemaa
Totke Poten of Staford Cot
Thanking you for your generous sup?
port in the past, and soliciting a con
finaance of the ?tame, I hereby annouuet
myself a candidate for re-election t" the
oflioe of Clerk of Court? Should it be
your pleasure to re-eleot me I promise
a faithful and efficient discharge of all
the duties of the position.
ap-'.'-td c A. Bryan
To lln Voters of Stafford :
I herehy announce myself a candi?
date for Clerk of Stafford County and
Circuit Courts. I earnestly ask the
rapport of all my friends, promising.if
elected, t" discharge the duties of the
"Hice faithfully and impartially.
i hereby announce myself a candidate
fot Commonwealth's Attorney of Staf?
ford county, and respectfully solicit the
support of all my friends, if elected I
will discharge the duties of the "Mice
impartially and to the best of my
ability. O. K. Wallace
nooki will i.e open tor subscription m the
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