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SATURDAY.MAY 13. ternit
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All oommunloattons of every character
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Weather forecast for bred
ericksburo and vicinity.
Increating clovdness, with
Havana, Cuba, as it is todaj is sai.i
to be still a dirty city, with some lux
nry, bat a great deal of poverty and
Sixty-eight minister?? were Itoeoeed
to preach at th?* annual eomnenre"
ment of Princeton Theoloflon] Semi?
nary this week.
There is said to be ?[uite a foreign
demand for tbe American horse, and
that the the export of draft and saddle
animals is increasing.
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, says he
la opposed to an extra session of Con
groes. "Should it meet La October,"
be says , "nothing will be done until
Christmas The time would be spent
in talking. "
The friends of senatorial election re?
form will continue a bureau in Utah
mond ; how long is not known, but
hardly after the State committee acts
upon the subject, unless that action
should be unfavorable. Some of the
leaders assert that they hardly expect
the committee will order a convention
Ex-President Harrison, who la la
New York city, en route to Paris, in
reply to the question, " Are yoa an ex?
pansionist?" is (-noted as saying that
be bad views on the subject which he
was not ready at present to make pub?
lic. It is believed that the Ex-Presi?
dent is opposed to the whole business
Tbe United States and Great Britain
will stand together.it is said, in advoca?
ting international arbitration at the
disarmament conference, to be held
next week at the Hague and at the same
time the announcement is made that
it is not probable the joint American
Canadian commission will be recon?
vened, as there is no probability that it
could agree upon a settlement of the
differences between the I'nited States
and Cauada, which shows how far'irai
all talk of arbitration is.
With the May issue the Virginia Law
Register begins its fifth volume. The
legal profession ought to know thatthi*
excellent monthly begins the new v.l.
nme with more subscribers than it ? ver
had before, nevertheless there is r BO
for more subscribers. Why does not
?.he Register publish cuts and biogra?
phies of Judges W. Bl barton and Wm
McLaughlin, who held office longer as
circuit judges than probably any other
incumbents of the of?oe who are now
deoeased.' J. P. Bell & Co., of Lynch
bnrg, are the publishers, and the typo?
graphy is unexcelled.
The Chicago Post says : ' 'A gigantic
combination, gathering in all the Hour
milling corporations at the head of the
lakes, New York city, Buffalo and Syra
ouae, has been effacted, and the score or
more of mills embraced in the deal will
be turned over to the new management.
The consolidation is capitalized at $40,
000,000. Officers and a board of direc?
tora have already been elected, and the
leading spirits in the organization pro
poae immediately to revolutionize the
flour milling business of the country. "
Admiral Dewey has expressed his in?
tention of attending the thirty-third
annual encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic in Philadelphia next
September if he can possibly get away.
Dewey has accepted an invitation to a
banquet to be given him in New York
on his return to this country, at which
every participant except Dewey will pay
one hundred dollars for his plate. It
seems that banquets in New York range
from tbe $1 Bryan banquet up to the
$100 Dewey entertainment.
Comment has been frequently made
of the fact that tbe volunteer troops en?
titled to discharge have been doing the
main part of the fighting in the Phil?
ippine? alnoe tbe treaty of peace with
Spain. No attempt la made at the War
department to explain this beyond tbe
statement that the matter la eutirely
in tbe bande of Gen. Otis, and that he
la probably utilizing tbe volunteers as
long M poaalble in bis operations. In
twder to reserve tbe regalara for long
A Washington disp.it.'h t?' th?> N. V
\V. rid represents Hon. W. 1. Wllaon,
preeidenl ol Washington and Lee Uni
veraity, ea Riving a new and ?-1 r i k 111 : ;
Illustration of eipanaion Mr J H.
Proctor,of the civil earvice oommlsalon,
was discussing the sit u it i ni in the
Philippine! with Mr Wilson ami tie
so intiug upon the beauties of colonial
development Mr Wilson list.iud at?
tentively and then remarked:
?? Pr.vtor, your views on ?xpansi >n
remind me of a friend of mine over in
England He invited nie to visit him
at his OOaotry sent ami I went He had
a splendid place of 860 acres He j? mi?
el out all the advantages of location
and eoenery, saiing that f.?r an annual
rental of ?500 he obtained his residence
ami in addition was entitled to -'i iOt
in? privilege? on 1 lOU eorua of aiij lin?
ing land It was bis right to go on
this adjacent territory ami kill what
ever game might be deeired That
?eeui-- to >>?> tbeaitnation in th? Philip
pines. We bought front Spain the olty
ami the hay of Manila, and at tin? SOOU
tune acquired shooting privilege! in
the entire archipelago, "
Senator Stewart, ?if Nevada, m a re
cut interview in the Waahiogton, 1>.
0 , Star is quoted as saying:
"That he ?lo.'S BOt helieve the .*iies
11 ?ii of the Philippine? and the admin?
istration's policy respecting them will
Im? made an issue ui the next piesideii*
ttal campaign It will not he a go.nl
' ? tight .?ii The people of every
aati?on believe m stealing land Before
.. rerything will be running smooth?
ly m the Philippine! ami the verj
pie who are lighting th?? administration
BOW will be with it 1 ]>r>-?ih't that
Senat??r H.?.?r will sonn stand with the
country on the question of the Philip?
pine? I do not believe any party
make ?m l-rie of ?1 i ?posing i f the in?
lands You will observe thai W, J,
Hryun is m.r saying mach on the sub?
ject lately '
Mr. Stewart i- an ardent annotation
ist.and in the foregoing propheoy there
is not even thinly veiled the fact that
"the wish is father to the thought "
that he utt
Roth of the Riohmond papers, the
Dispatch aud Times, have at last reach?
ed a c niiiion agreement and that lethal
the Senatorial Conference a *i? i -
Che Dispatch says that there is a gen?
eral belief that Mr Jones will announce
himself as a candidate to succeed M ir
It is given out on g>od authority that
Mr. .1 >nes will make no statement as to
his candidacy until after the Stat?
mittee has acted up?*n the resolutions
adopted at the Riohaiond ooaferenoe
Chairman Ellyson is expected to return
from Charleston in a few days when it
is believed he will summon a meeting
of the committee.
The Dispatch of Friday says ? A? 10
the action of the committee there is
some doubt, but it is the belief of the
majority that a convention will be call?
ed for the purpose of nominating a can
date for the United States Senate "
The Free Lance gives up much
space to the narrative of the conven?
tion's doings as told by that gifted cor?
respondent, H L West It will repay
If The Free Lance desires to give l. .th
f public issues, as it claims, why
don't it nu >te from the Richmond Dis?
patch and other prominent advocates of
the May conference, T beheld in Rich?
mond on the 10th, instead of devoting
so much of its space only in quoting
from the Richmond Times and other
papers opposed to the conference.
Farmer and Fisherman, Helle Haven,
Our neighbor seems to have, uninten?
tionally, no doubt, made a big mistake
in the foregoing. On March ".'vli The
Fr??>? Lance copied two very strong en
dorsements of the recently adj mrned
May conference from the Richmond
Dispatch and Times and said :
"The foregoing from the Dispntoh
and Times shows that these two papers
are squarely endorsing the movement
for a convention in Richmond May llth
to choose a Senator by the people. Sen?
ator Martin will perceive that this is a
formidable movement "
The Farmer and Fisherman makes,
therefore, the d ?uble mistake of class?
ing The Free Lance and Times as it
has. The two short iteflrs referred to
from the Dispatch and Times
were copied in several papers in the
State, aud in one or more papers of the
In the course of an edit?*rial article
commenting upon the reported intention
of Mr. Andrew Carnegie to retire from
business and, during his lifetime, to
spend his millions for philanthmpieal
purposes, the London Chronicle in
dnlges in severe criticism of the al?
leged means by which Mr. Carnegie
built up his fortuue, and says :
"We all remember how the Homstead
works were shut down for months be
oause the men refused to have their
wages lowered, and bow barbed-wire
fences charged with eleotricity were
set up, tbe place fortified, Pinkertons
sent for, and, finally after a state of
war and siege,the Steel Workers' Union
was smashed to atoms and the million?
aire's works were filled with Poles and
The oontract for distributing govern?
ment seeds next year has been let by
the Agricultural Department to Obaa.
Parker, of Santa Clara, Cal., for $04,
900. All the seeds must be delivered
by December 1, and the distribution
begins January, 1900. Packets will
be pnt up to the number of 14, IM fitO,
by far the largest portion being vege?
table seeds, as the flower seeds number
only a little over 1,000,000 packets
This ought to give every congress?
ional district about 4,000 packages or
about 4G0 packages as an average to
eaoh ooonty in Virginia.
Mr Juba T. Lovell Paralyzed
Ex-Judge John T. Lovell, clerk of
Warren county and for year? editor of
the Warren sentinel, was stricken with
paralysis Wednesday morning just before
the convening of tbe first day of the
Circuit Court. His condition is consid?
ered quite critical, and hit relatives
have been so advised by telegraph.
The Sena'oial Cintero?!!.
The telegram to The Free Lam
sVednt-Ml ?y gave proceeding! o
Richmond Senatorial Conf?rent
to mlj ?uinnieiit at I ,io p, m , t.
?1 ?y At that time tbe oonferenc
assembled. The rest i f the work
conter?i..*. (i i ild in what f?.
from H I* We?! i.? the vYoehii
D a, Poil
The temp ?i ary * (Boers \\ ei e
permanent, ex ? pi that MaJ w
Anderaon, .f li . kbridge,sotoeedf
t ?.??..le The ?tteo lam o at the s
seeai ii \\ ??
Mi?j Anderson m accepting tbe
m?nent Chairmanship m.??!? a let
speech, denouncing corporations
trusta ami iutiating tint the oonfe
w.?s not m iii>* toi? real i ' any
After averting thai neither i
Platt, nal Addii ka could !>?? elect?
the suffrage? of the people of
State?, ii" ?aid that wise raei
could be doi iw >d w litch would pi
the people from the perila v
threatened th m
His reference to Mr > loode di
in- addreaa m one ol the leaden ul
state was the occasion of a domoi
tion in Mr. (ioode's behalf
MOTION '!? . \ 901
When Mr Anderson had oonolt
.Mr Warner Ball, of Laucaater,bei
rambling addreaa, in the midi
?ahieb h" was -ni ?it by the mm
tbe baud Ii ?\ mg 1.a aaaured
this interruption waaporely aocide
he began again m uncertain strain
amid some oonfnaion dually doe
that be wanted to move in adj?
meut of the oonferenoe for one m<
.*? niatioii cannot I"? reoeivei
?? m it h m \nruing, ' promptly
Chairman Anders i.
?It's written, ' as promptly re]
?? rti.'ii ii must he t? furred t.?
oommittee on i? - ilutions v. ithon
- iid Mr Antlers? u
' i.? ! her go, ' cheerfully ase*
Mr. Ball, ami th.- resolution went
The committee on resolutions appe
and H ? Stuart, of Rnsnell, read t
amid applause When the qoeatioi
its adoption wa- put t.? the Confer
Senator l!ark??l,?!e,? I Halifax, who
apon tbe platform, stepped tothefi
lie took fr. m in- p... ket tin? folloi
" -Iu order t?) pr. in >te the priuci
ennnolatedln this platform we pro
to ballot for onr choice 11 candidat?
the l Hite?! States Senate. "
LAIDON T11K TABLE.
The reading of this was greeted *.
mingled biseea and applaoae. w
?he strain ha?l inbeided, Mr Barked
ip ke with great en. rgy for live muni
"We havee right to expect actions,
words," he said We want som-tli
tangible. We are nutting forwi
principles, with a lot Of WOT 11
whereases when we ought to hav?
man to carry the recolntiooi Intoeff
Yoa may nominate the distingnii
0 mgreaaman from the Fir.-t Dist
aproarooi applaoie), or the bnlli
Attorney Genera) appalUM r .i
body else bat the proper ami sens
thing is to put oar banner in the ha
of some in in who will lead Dato viol
or defeat. "
Mr. Parker, of Southampton, m i
to lay the amendment on the tut
adopted hy a noisy chorus
not a single negative
Another disturbing elemenl was
todaoed by L O. Wendenbarg,
Rich mood, who wanted thi wo
"State 0 invention" sfrick.'ii ont ? f
platform wherever they occurred.
fav.ired a direct vote hy the people
Senators, and much to the surprise
the leaders, the delegate! adoptetl t
amendent by an ?>v?rwhelming inaj
ity. Mr. Parker ruehed to the defei
of the platfiirm, and defended i
State convention i?lua. his strong
argument being that OovetBOM a
?ither State offiocri were named b;
convention. Aft??r Chancellor, of L
d?ian, and Smith, >>f Dinwiddle, h
argned f? ?r the amendment) and .1.
Stewart, of Washington, against
Mr R WoltOO Moore, Of Fairfax. st
gested aoompromle! by which the o
ference sboald endone the primn
s heme, except fr this year. I
spoke with force and vigor, bnt t
battle l.etw.en the ?e.?ders ami the del
gates was now interrupted hy ?Oongtl
nriii Jonea He -aus given a gr<
ovation, which lasted for st
eral minutes, the cheers and band-oil
ping being deafening. Mr. Jot
nude a clear and forceful and cmvin
liiiu speech, sh??wing that the path
success lay through the State OOOV!
tion plan. It? also defended the wo
Of the committee ou resolutions.
Th<> debate ran along for some fir
With more or less impatience on t
part of the delegates, while one enthni
astic supporter of Mr. Jones want
"the whole thing left to that Congres
man to fix up to suit himself."
BRYAN AND FREI SILVER NOT IN 0
The oonferenoe then r? i insidered i
vote adopting Wendenburg'i amen
ment, and voted if down by the san
noisy majority With which they ht
at first ?la-ised if. Manning wanted
reeolntion adopted declaring for Hryti
and freo silver, a proceeding whii
Chairman Anderson at once decline
to entertain it Mr 1'arker explainei
however, that the platform pledged tl
delegates to the principles anil organ
/.?tion, and that no further declaratin
was necessary, and Mr. Manning sul
sided. The report w.vs then unan
Although the work of the oonventin
was practically ended, there were lou
calls for Attorney General Montagu?
who was given a cordial welcome. 11
made a stirring speech.
The resolutions that were adopted ar
as follows :
Whereas the people, as the source t
all power, are entitled to elect Unite
States Senators bv their direct vote.an
whereas in recent years the method
often employed in the election t.f l ni
ted States Senators have not only show
a plain omission to ascertain the "con
sent of the governed," but a contempt
uous disregard of the rights and inter
ests of the people ; aud whereas ii
many States of the I'niou the agencie
of election have frequently been con
trolled by influences and combination
so powerful as to beget charges of cor
ruption and a distrust of the honesty o
the choice, thus incriminating not oui;
the party caucus, but sometimes th
whole legislative body ; and whereas ii
many instances the Legislatures afte
long oont-ests have wholly failed ti
choose Senators, thereby depriving thi
States of their representation, and alsi
impairing the integrity of the Senate
and whereas at no period have these de
plorable conditions been so pronouncer
as they are now in many seotions of the
country ; and whereas such condition!
should never be allowed to obtain foot
hold in this Commonwealth,now,tbete
tore, we. members of the Democratic
party assembled in conference .reaffirm*
ing our devotion to the doctrines of thf
party and our fealty to its organization,
do declare as follows :
1 We earnestly favor an amendmenl
of the Federal Constitution so that Uni?
ted States Senators shall be elected by
a direct vote of the people of the sev?
eral States instead uf by the Legislature*!
2. Iu the effort to secure such amend?
ment we invite the co-operation and
assistance not only of the people of
Virginia,but the people of other States,
whose welfare is equally involved.
t I'dntliug the adoption of such con?
stitutional amendment, we favor the
nomination of our party candidates for
the United States Senate by State pri?
mary eleotion, and we ask the General
Assembly for legislation legalizing such
primaries whenever held.
4 We urgently and respectfully ap?
peal to the Democratic State Central
Committee to provide at onoe for hold?
ing a State primary or a State conven?
tion for the nomination of a Demo
i-r,?tii'candidate for the United St
Senate to be -voted f?>r by the neitt
eral Assembly This appeal shal
oommanleated to the Chairman of
Central Committee by the oomml
hereinafter mentioned, with the
00401 that he Immediately convene
l'entrai (' immittOC f. i its OOOSld
.*. In advance of action by the C
tral Committee, or in oaae it deel
to art as recommended, ??? ?ppei
the Democratic voters ? t each legl
tive distil? I to iioiuinitte no man
th.- mit General Assembly unlesi
favors the principles herein eiprei
ami pledge! himself t?> support for
I nited Suites Benote a candidate '
is the open uml iiiii*?|iiivocal ailvix
thereof To this end we urge that
preference of the Democratic voter
euch legislativ?, ilistrnr for In
States Senator t.?? ascertained by a pi
primary in the district ? r l.y somi ?>l
equally fair method The right
Democrats t?> r?-s,?rt t.? au h local net
is Inoonteatibli In all oaem %vl
looal action is taken as soggeate?
will be th.? daty i f every Dem nial
good faith ami in g.1 spirit la al
tiie recall whatever it may be
hoii?' ami believe that th.? necessity
local action will be obviated by the
tin ?.f the State Central i '.mil
Q \\?. now end here organize a Dei
league fat* reform In the elect
of United state Benators. t.? oonai?!
membera "f this cooferenoe und
other Virginia Democrat! who appr
this d?eolaration t piInotplea Toe
duel tin? atl.?irs i.f tin- leago? and g
attaot to its patriotic purposes, a c?
mittee of twenty shall be appointed
the Chairman of this conference,
anon after its adjournment as possii
t.? *.*? known us theeieoutiveoomrail
of th?* n* " ratio leagae for ref.nin
th.? eleel l'ii l I int.*.I States Senat.
This coiniiullee shall have poirev
elect aChaiiman, either from will
ot without its own membership, to
vai'iuiiies uml to adopt inch ??SOSO
within the limit? of loyal rapport
the regular Democratic Party of
State as may be deemed proper t??
vanee the general object! In vli
aecare the co-operation ??f Democr
m other Stales, und the election by i
next General Assembly ?.f a Sena
who is heartily In favor of the gi
Here follows s,,nie of Mr W?>s| 'aobi
valions 00 the coiifiTenc
The oonferenoe adjuaraed this even!
niter one day's session, and after ps
nig a resoiutt..n requesting th?' lien
oratio State Committee t.? oall a St
convention f??r the pulp?se of uiiuii
? United St ites Senator If thee?.
mittee declines to take this ai'tioti, t
Democrats of the State aie asked not
rapport the m mination of any cam
date for th?- Stat.- Legislature who
not unequivocally oommitted to t
election ??f Senaton by th?. people
Th.* Idea "f "ailing up ?ii the St:
oommittee for a convention was deol
?d up .ii at the lui moment a- the >>i
way out of the diffloulti?M which ??.
fronted the ilel.-gat.-s in the way
practical action The result nan be pi
dieted The State committee will ti
call a convention, and as for the alt?
na'ive prop, sitian, it suggests ab
lutely nothing that th? VOtOlt i I n
now enjoy, vi/ The right to kr*?.p ?i
m m ??ut ?if the Legislature who does n
represent the views of a majority
the distriot oonventioni which mal
Here follows what seems to b>? t
anti-ci.nv. nti.?n view of the sit
atiotl. Mr West says
"Chairman BUyeon, of the Bta
imittee, is oat of the city, ami ca
not receive tin- c mmittee of twen
fmm the oonferaooe until he r.-tum
It is difficult t?> n-i?, however, how tl
State Committee can recognise tl
mass-meeMng held today. The plan i
Democratic organization is very e
illicit. It says that ' the State Don
mittee is charged with the affairs oftl
party and shall have power to perfect i
organization ami to direct its OOOdo
in obedience ?to the declaration* ui
p?olioy of the party as the same shall I
set f.,rth by the state oonventioaa "
The policy of the party regard in
elections ? f Senators by the peuple w.
-??t forth by the last State oooveotic
held at Roanoke, wh?-n th? propose
innovation was defeated after an pi
haustive debate. The State (Jomniittt
is thi creature ofthat convenu ?u, au
can hardly rec? gnlse a ..-If constitute
Oonferenoe which is at variance wit
the decision of th.? st ?T oonventioe
This is the ?.pinion of Democrats we
verseil in party law, uml when it is n
moni bored that the conf?erence today w?
not an expression of all th.? votera, bu
was an ex parte affair, and that ther
were no credentials, no roll call, n
list of deb-gates, uiitl that all ?|uestion
befare it were Voted upon byeverybod
in the hall,spectator! uml delegates elik
Itlediffoall to see what standing it ca
have before the state Committee
The situation became somewhat ?dearr
today. Attorney General Montagu
switched himself out ?if the Sensaforiii
race, and It Walton M?>ore. of Fairfax
announced that he was not a candidat
and never would be a candidate for an
office. Congressman .Jones has muden
raob declaration, bat on the contrury, i
is expected that he will issae a curd an
iiouneing his candidacy. This wouli
be tbe logical result of the oonfereno
hi the advancement of which he has s
industriously labored, although iu i
Ipeeoh just before the adjournment o
the convention he declared that not i
single member of the conference wn
actuated by selfish purposes or had ii
his heart any motive that was not o
the purest description.
Describing the assembly of the con
vention, Mr. West says:
"A picture of llryan, given the plu ?
of honor between portraits of Jeticrsoi
and Jackson, smiled upon the di 1? gate
when the latter were called to ordei
this morning. The main floor of th?
Academy of Music was well filled, tin
actual counted attendance being?Wl.bui
the baloony was practically empty Al
noon there were exactly seven person.
in this upstairs contingent, but thii
number finally Increased to forty two
Tbe personnel of the attendance wai
excellent, although the absence of mer
who are usually associated with Demo?
crats gatherings was noticeable. Be
fore the assembling of the conference a
local band played outside the building
with tuneful energy, but even this mu
sic-il demonstration, coupled with th??
appealing announcement in the morn?
ing papers to delegates to bring their
friends, failed to fill the hall. The
stage was almost empty, although there
were chairs enough for fifty people
Congressman Jones was conspicuous by
his absence. He sought the seclusion
of a seat under the gallery in a dark
and remote corner of the hall On the
platform was William L. Roy all, of this
oity, a prominent gold Democrat."
Mr. West, describing how temporary
chairman, John Goode appointed the
committees, says :
"Congressman Rixey moved that
committees on permanent organization
and resolutions of twenty members each
be appointed by the Chair. In oider to
demonstrate that all machine methods
had been disregarded,aud that the con?
ference was to be run by the delegates,
Mr. Goode turned to a table aud pick?
ed up two sheets of paper upon whioh
the names of members of the two com?
mittees had been written down by in?
terested leaders even before the conven?
tion was called to order Mr. Goode,
being unfamiliar with the cut-and-dried
list whioh bad thus been placed so
handily before him. had some difficulty
in reading the name?. "
Tbe members of the Oommittee on
Organization from the First and Sev?
enth Congressional Districts were :
Messn. Lloyd T. Smith, Northumber
land; Dr. Charles Smith, Northampton ;
Joseph E. Willard, Fairfax ; Frank ?.
Anderson, of Alexandria; J S. Harris,
Albemarle, aud the full Oommittee on
Resolutions Messrs. A. F. Withrow, of
Bath county; J. S. Oraig, of Rock
bridge ; B. F. Buchanan, of Smy the ; I
H O. Sin ?rf.of Russell , Kpp.i Hiintoii,
? I Famulier; R Walton Mo??re.of Fuit*
fax; John F. Miller, of Kupp.ihunnock ?,
J M Brennaraan, ?f Shenaodoob; .1
Siiigietuii Dlgge ??f Lyoobborg; Wsrd
Bonldtn, of Halifax; A. J Montagu?.,
of l'ittsylvania ; W A Land.of Orewe;
.luiiun RoSn.of R?nover; w F Keddyj
of Kichmoud ouy ; J F Bryant, ot
Southampt m , 1. M BraxtOO, of New
port News; W A Jones, of Kichmoud
nonuty, and A T Kmbrey, of Fred.-r
BPOTBYLVAN 1 A.
rVi fkt Voit n ??' < nurtUin? /???'. l? t,
ci/il.? I uttRlM
N i.-lillng t?? the solicitation of many
friends I hereby announce myself a can
didate for Supervisor end ask yourrap
port at tbe approaching election. If
you honor DM with the uffioe 1 promise
a faithful cll'cieiit and satisfactory die
charge ? t the duties .?f the same
my i id (?eotge w. Palmer,
/,* re? i *?'. i- ??' i ? ? i? ? ?
I',Oil. ? ? r.ll ?ill/
At th" solicitationn( many friends, 1
have decided la run for constable in this
dlstrtel ami hereby m..st respectfully
aak yoot ?apport
.1 w Corner,
Kellow-Citisens : With f?eelingi ol
gratituile to ji?u for tbe very gauoroa?
eipreseioa of your oontinnedoonfldeme
uml kiodneai m the past. I hereby mi
non ace myself a candidate f ? ?r the
position of Clerk ??f the <!?>urts of this
county, aud most respectfully usk your
support Should it t.?* your pleasure t..
reooiumil this trust t.? my hands, I
?hall I?. very thankful ??? yon ; and
promise lo use my besl ? it its to faith?
fully und competently discharge the
duties Ol the ..Ule?
,i iv li en mond.
April 1Mb, 189!)
Klention May ! ?th, 1899,
For Commiiiionir of R?v?nu?
t a., i oti n ni .s/...?-1/?i-.iiii.?
1 hereby annonnoe myself u candidate
for the oflloe ??f Oommiasioner ??f Revs
nu?? far St Oeorge'i district, in your
c'uinty, at the election <?? be h -l.l May
J.'., lv.iM, and usk your snpport II
.-I... te.l 1 prootiae a faithful discharge
of the ?lutii's ?.f the oflloe.
up*'? id T. P. Payne,
1.7. I. ..' s,,..I..,a ,,,,,.,
1 annonnoe myaelf a candidate foi
Commiaetoner of Reveuno in st (taorge
?listri? t, iu y.itir county, at the election
t?i be held ?ii th?- .'.('.i day of May,
. 1890 I am grateful f.?r the generous
support of my friend! in the past, and
it elected shall ?-n-l*i-:?\. .r by a faithful
and impartial dit charge i.f the duties
of tin? oflloe t..?rit the approval of
apll-td M. I. '? rang
I respectfully aooottooe mysell a can?
didate im reflection to the office of
Treaenrer. I am very grateful to my
friends for the generous rapport of the
?iid earnestly s,,iicit their support
at the approaching election May -j.'.th,
W i; Dillard.
Nut doabtlog that I can well dis
chutge the dattes ?.f ooaaty attorney for
the coliiing four yean, I ask you to
vote f??r in?
mils.id .1 L Powell
For Commonwealth'? Attorney.
I '? | - * ' -, | ? **T/:
Having been appointed by the County
(Jonrt us ('..mm ?wealth'a Attorney to
till out the onexpired term of A. B.
Rawlings, deceased, ami being urged
by many citizens fr >m all parts of the
county to become u candidate fur elec?
tion "ii the Kth of May. for the full
term beginning .July 1st, 1899, 1 ?liTre
to say if it be your pleasure to eiset me
to this position of trust, 1 shall perform
th.- duties ??f the ? Illas with promptness,
fidelity ami Impartiality.
apiit.i i.?? .i Gravea
TYi the Fot? n o) Si?* i-uIi irifci I
I announce myself a candidate forre.
election f??r Sheriff of Bpotsylvenia
county. Thanking you kuully far your
past suffrage, I respeotfully ask your
support in th.- approaching election,
May -'".th, 1899, promising, if elected,
to discharge th?? duties of the office to
the beet ??f my ability In the future, as
I have Badeavored t?> do in the past
Bpll-td T. A. Harris
/<> I In I nr> /?* ni ( <iroli/u ( o
I hereby annonnoe myself nn Inde?
pendent candidate for the office of
Commissioner of the Revenue for dis
trict No l, at iheeleotion whioh will
take plaoe on Thursday, May :.'?">, 1899,
and 1 respectfully usk for your sup?
port, and 1 also respectfully ask my
friends to take mi part in the Demo?
cratic primaries on the '?'?I day of May.
If elected, I promise a faithful,
honest, aud impartial discharge of the
duties of the office
K. B. Oollina
To iheVoters oj Caroline ('o.
Thanking you for your highly ap?
preciated support in the past, I hereby
announce myself n ctniduluto for re?
election to the office of Ontiiinissioner
<?f the Hevennn in district No. 2.
Should you again favor me with the
office, I promis?, the same faithful ar.d
elllcient discharge of thi' duties as in
Very respectfully yours,
T. ?I. Wanton.
To tin \'n/i n of ( 'o rol i ne :
I am a candidate for Commissioner
of Itevcnoe for District No. 1 of Caro?
line county at the election which takes
placo ou Thursday, May Mth, 1H!)!I, ami
respectfully ask for your support, pledg?
ing myself if elected a faithful dis
chai ge of the ?loties of the office.
apt td T. 0. Chandler.
To lli>' Voters of Caroline :
Bowling Oreen, Va ,
March 28, I8M,
I announce myself a candidate for
re-election to the office of Ulerk of the
Circuit Court at the election to take
place on Thursday, the 25th day of
May, 1899. I desire to return to my
fellow-citizens sincere gratitude for the
generous support received in the past,
and solicit their support in the ap?
proaching election, and, if elected, I
promise a faithfnl, honest and impar?
tial discharge of the duties connected
with the office.
Thomas W. Valentine.
To the Voters of Caroline:
I am a candidate for the office of
Commissioner of Revenue,District No
1, in Caroline county at the election
May 25th,and will be grateful for your
vote and influent?. I am now making
an active canvass of the county, and
will tie glad to see all my friends.
J. R. Broaddus.
Jan. 17. IHM.
To the Voters of Caroline :
In announcing myself a candidate
for the office of Commonwealth's At?
torney, at the election to take place '
on Tharsday, May 36th, 1899, I would
express my gratltade f??r the generous
rapport given me byyoor t.?vor year?
ago. If elected, I pioiuise yon u fuilh
ful diiohsrge of the daties ??f the of
.1. H. DeJaraatte,
mar. |fl Id
To the Voters <>/' <'mol i in .?
l lake tins opportunity of retaining
to you my grateful thanks for the kiiol
support you have often given me In tbe
past No man ever had truer friend?
I reepeotfally ask your support in the
coining eleotioa, promietng if returned
to the Treiuturer's < ffias to lend all of
my effort! to make y,,n a faithful pu!?
Ik servant, reuli/.ing when I have done
this,I have only doae my duty.
mj 1 id 0 T. Smith.
/** (hi i ?*, i uroHm ? ?uni
1 most respectfully announce myself
as a oandtdate f??r ibe offim ??f (.??unty
Traaeerer, ami cordially invite your
support, promising if eleoted to ?carry
out the ri ?luireinenls ??f the oflii ??
K. M. Cob man
/ . * i .i, i . ,,i i ,i,
Thanking yoa for y?oai highly ap
preciated support in tb?* past, | h< rebj
?unoonce uyaelf u candidate f. i i*
? i?*ct ion to th.- .Hi ??? nf Commiaaionerol
th.. Revenae in District .\?. i Should
y hi again favor tut? with the ? ' I
promise the same faithfal ami efficienl
discharge ??f the dufn-s sa in the past
Very respectfully yours,
myll-td UoiM-rt S Uravatl
/,. o,, I ,*t, m ?' ?'.ii../oe ?
Highly appreciating roar rapport m
ib? past, tanooaaoa myself aoandidate
for re-elention t?. the office ?>f Sherifl
Should yoa again honor me with th?*
nfllce I shall endeavor us heretofore f..
piil .! in th?' duties of the posit ion faith
fully, hoiiesilv and impartially
myll-td T. n Uill
< ..ii ?ly
I hereby annonnoe myself a candi
dote for Commissioner of the Rev?aos
in District No ?I und solicit your sup
port at the approaching election, May
Should you elect me 1 promise a
faithful, honest and satisfactory ills
charge of all the duties of the offlos
Very truly yours,
myll-td L. .1 Head
I.iiiir Vnterto/ stagord Count?
Thanking you for your genyroiis sup
port in the past, and soliciting a eon
tinuance of the same,! hereby announce
myself a oandidate for re-election t ? > the
oflloe "f l.'lerk of Courts. Shoul?! it be
your pleasure to re-elect me 1 promise
a faithful und officinal discharge Of all
tbe duties of tbe position,
up.'.1 td 0 A Bryan
To Ihr Voters of Stafford:
I hereby announce myself a candi?
date f??r l!b-k of Stafford County and
Circuit Courts. 1 earnestly ask the
rapport of all my friends, promising, if
elected, to ?Ils?*h*trge the ?lutles <?r the
oflloe faithfully and impartially.
I hereby nnnoiince myself a candidate
fat i', mmoawealth'i ah. raey of Btaf
ford c??unty, uml reepeotfally solicit the
support of all my friends. If elected I
will discharge the duties of the office
impartially aud to the best of nfy
ability. <J. B. Wallace.
?rrt-nwtiiin-r I?out Syr Hypopbosphltea
?*Mii|* Ntitliin? can tSk? It? piKt-i- i.? a
STRENGTH ARD TISSUE
its miss i, in ig to atke the nerve?
ltn>DS. build up tin* tisauea.a.il (f|w? you
ri.li.it.I MOOS. And llglll WCa il< . s It
do It? work. It's a tnuni) that does pei
iimnent good; it's lu im way a stimulent.
Hundreds <.i Lottie- sold t?y us lately has
ma.I.? u?bundled? ol triced?, it's imi ?
patent medicine Th? label t,
wimt it is. Doctora prescribe it every
Clsa 4 Campan*.
VIA It. I". | P. K. K.
WHIT MONDAY, MAY 22,
?BY III I
Ladies of Grace Street Baptist Charco.
Trais leaves iin.a.i and Hanooek street?,
Monday noraln? at ski a. M. Meturnliuji
leave? Ninth and Maryland A \.... Waebington,
in. ida}, May ?Brd, al ~. o'clock I'. M, sbarp.
nul NI) TBIP FAR I*.
Itii-lnpiiml to WnshiiiKton. SM
PrcdcrlckshurftO Washington. IS
Qo with us ami i.e at National PesceJubl
lee M ?
Separate Coaches for Colored People,
Km* Tickets mu? Information, inquire of .I.
M . I in iii|isiin. 11 I'.. ItriiH'l St. ami at tin* train.
Train s|u|is ai all regular staimns
Committee l M. lli??iii|is<?u. K. w. (lutes, R.
Coaby, H. n. Van iiur.-n, J. K. Bbeppard.
Wood's "Trade Mark Brand."
is tho true law hea.le.l sort, ami produc.
I mm ?me fourth to one liulf Bore forage per
a? r?- than or?llii?ry Millet. The difference
in yields from different irra.le? of Millet is
mini* mat keil than any ?ron we bave ?vef
?rmwii ami It is ? vreat ?leal tl*?-clieapegt?
? r?i|? ri-uults considere.I -to purchase the best
quality of seed that you can obtain; this y?m
?can always he assured of ?loin?/, when you
order Wood's' Trade Mark Brand""1
Southern-Krown German Millet
Write fur prices ami li.-siiipilve Circular
which 11 :-*. 1 five? full information ??'???ut all
Seasonable Seeds1 row Peas?Soja,
and Velvet Bean?, Teoainte, Sorg?
hum? Buckwheat, Late Seed Pota?
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, ? Richmond, Va.
Wool! Wool! Wool!
100,000 pounds wool wanted Highcit
cash price paid.
SIMON HIRSH A BRO
Colored Baptists at Ltxligtoi
Islington, Va. May 11 -The Vir?
ginia State Baptist Association (cilored ?
began their thirty-second annual ses?
sion here yesterday. Addresses of wel?
come were made by the pastor of the
church. Rev. W. T. Johnston. D. D.,
and by Mr. James Lewis Howe, of
Washington and I?ee University, repre?
senting Mayor Glasgow, who was ab?
sent from towr.. The president of the
association is R?sv. H. H. Mitchell, of
Norfolk. Tbe annual sermon was
preached tonight by Rev ?. H. Bot
ing, D. D., of Norfolk. There are over
700 delegates and visitors present. Many
of the visitors are from the District of
Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia,
North Oarolina, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and Texas The association
represents a membership iu tho State of
Today the officers for ensuing year
were elected: President. Rev lii^K
H. Bowling, Norfolk; first vice-presi.
dent. Rev. Dr. W. F. Graham, Rioh
ni.nitl ; second, Rev. B. Terrell, Lynch
burg; third, Rev. L. R. Ball. Lancas?
ter ; foorth, Rev R. 0. Fox, Harrison
burg; recording secretary, Rev. Dr. A.
Binga, Jr., Manchester; statistical
secretary, Rev. (t. 0. Ooleman, Man?
chester ; corresponding secretary, Rev.
A. S Thomas, Richmond; treasurer,
R. T Hill, Riobmond.
We bav? tbe righl Ribboua for Sumnn
We i.:ivi' the right Ribbons for .Innn
We have the right Ribbons for Summei I)
We bav? the right Ribbons foi I'- M- ai
W? have the right Ribbons for Brid ?.,.-.
We bave anything stylish and dp?iiabl.< in Kil
\W ar* sbuvting this week .'*? Iiandsomn
si;, Ihs. very im ? ?*?. urtli
?_'."? liaiidsdini' styles (Irenadine eJTecl,
\\? i di i.. cents,
some styles, ?woi tb I ? ? rents, al I" ^.m\
very band ORGAN?
DI ES, -'" ii'iii grade, at l .'
Don't ihiiik o? buying a J'K?( R
uni ?I 3
*.. . k.
Don't Buy Any
Dry goods without seeing oui stock and g iting oui pri es
IP Yol DO yen will l?p sorry.
C. W. JONES
OS* ?V? ?V? ?V? *?* ?V? I ?V? I ?V' ?"A ?V* ?V? ?V? ?Y?
w ??V "A" "A" ?A* *V I w I -A* **v "aV -A? %V V
in the World.
You have a chance to buy the I
known Pure Cold Dry Air,
I! The Leonard (table.
We have been appointed direct ?agi
by the factory and you get them
The best system of Refrigeration known.
E. C. NINDE,
Fredericks burg, Va.
es. ?V? ! as. as* as* I as. I a** a?, as. as? as*
v* ?A* ? w ?A* w I ?A* 1 ?A? 'A" ?A* %' ?A?
?-s -J ?. . . - i I > - titjijk . m
CIRCUS, CIRCUS, ON THE 20th of MAY.
in hrr?rer qasBtitiei -
Price? Why Down.
Ain?! something new in C?i??k Stovo lin??Fir? Haeks. Are guarant?**??! t?. la?! ?
years, .hut think of it. lia? very larg* oven?. 9totaa ara on tin? idTMMa, und
now in the tune to bur, bof.ire they go any higher. I alto katp ? 1 arj/i* font of
??killed mechanic? on hand and am prepared to do
Plumbing, Hot Wa'er Heatine, Tin Roofit g, Steel R(ofing,
(hitlering and Spouting, and all work dOM at Rtth BoMtM PrtSM
R L. STONE.
208 Commerce st, Fredericksburg, Va.
70 nillions in the Clothing Tru-t.
Tim eomliln?-ha? l??'?-n formed for th?- |?ui|?. - ? ?.1 fi relMthi ? ?tlitnir up an.I ml
the i> opte, mi?! DM the |i<i?-Ic?.ih ?.1 tin* capitalist, u i- imvi ?!?, a?, i 1 1 *i,n-t wi< li d
an.i will titfhi in sefeOM of the common poopto,who bore little money,bul nuatbi
Mi-us suit? from tl ? to fT.'iO.
||.,y- Milts from mi cent* t>J.
Men's shoes ir.?in ',') tu }l ?
Men"? tine tamp ?* sh?..-n %LS0 tofc' "A. w.irt'i doubl? '
tallies sample shoes, 1'"-', tOooBtt to
Maliy tl * tu S.
Itiiyfl stilts from til cent* to t:.'.:ii.
I.H.I ?es skirts, tine, tl i? to 11.15.
(.i?li?s tiiniiiK'.l lints lOeooU t itla'i
Silk hasom shirts Vi c.-nts, latest ?tut.
BPRCI * t. ? *'?- have a very tine line of suit?, wirth from 1.: t<> U .loiUrs ??? will ci.h.? ?nit
from ft.M to |TJO. w? ha?! expected tu start a c'otblnjr manufa?*tui
?-tipitalist? bave fore?-?l the prie*of eioilia up. w-will continue to buy from bn
?-liants and continue to sell (foods at one half what recular merchant? .-an aell at.
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
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For catalogue address
P. Ii. HAUUlNtiEK, Chairman,
api" :im thaxlottesvUle, Va.
SUMMER LAM SCHOOL,
uNivtasiTv or Virginia.
,10th Summer Term. July 1 to S>pt. |, II4B9.
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