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TUESDAY.MAY 16, 189b
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Weather forecast for Fred
ericksburg arid vicinity.
Cool and partly cloudy Tin s
National Peace Jubi?
lee, Washington, D. C
May 23,24 and 25,1899.
Last Saturday the tbarmometer regis?
tered 100 degrees at Phoenix, Aria ?a,
and from S3 to M degrees in Colorado.
The interviews published elsewhere
with Senator LeCato, of AotXNnao, aud
Delegate Bland, of King aud ?^.leeu.
would seem to show that tbey are not
for anybody to beat Martin
Mr. Jones will, of course, be duly
grateful for the encouragement of the
gentlemen who want to go to Congress
from the First district ? Richmond
And there are fully a baker'n
if not more of them, wutching und
waiting for the opportunity
Last Friday night ex-(? v. Flower,of
New York, died near that city in the
?'?-4th year of his age He was tbe rock of
strength on the bull side of Wall street.
His death made fortunes reel and de?
moralized Wall street Dismayed by
the death of their leader aud in dread
of sentimental alarm, the bulls gave
way to fierce attack at the opening.
There were frenzied scenes in Wall
street, followed by calmer conditions,
due to enormous buying by heavy in?
Admiral Dewey will sail for New
York by way of the Suez Canal, on
board the U. S. cruiser Olympia, in
about ten days. It is expected that the
voyage will occupy about four months
In response to a message from Mayor
Phelan, of San Francisco, Cal , asking
bim to be the guest of the r-oast on his
return from Manila, Admiral Dewey
bas cabled as follows: "With sincere
thanks, I must decline the h"spitality
of the Pacific coast. Condition of my
health makes absolute rest and ?juiet
There is a move on loot, suggested by
a retired admiral of the I' S. Navy at
Brooklyn, New York, to raise a national
purse to buy a home foe Dewey in
- m ? ? ? -.s*-?
The chances are that the Laders.
having let themselves down easily, ami
perceiving by the impressive objeot
lesson they had yesterday that they an?
not the people, nor any very consider?
able part of the people, will let the
agitation gradually subside until it
parses away from matters of current
interest as previous agitations on this
subject have passed away ?Index Ap?
The foregoing from the Index Appeal
snd what ia published elsewhere from
the Staunton News and the Danville
Register will go to show that in the
opinion of these papers the May
Convention was not a success. The
Alexandria Gazette says it was ?
flasoo. ' '
The Washington correspondent of the
Alexandria Gazette says that "among
tbe rumors among the Virginians here
is the following : That Capt. Willard
will not be a candidate for the next
Congress, but give way to Mr. Rixey
and aspire to the gubernatorial chair. ' '
The foregoing is taken from the Fair
fax Herald, published at Capt. Willard's
home, Fairfax, Va , and being publish?
ed without comment, it would seem as
if the rumor was true, but will ex Con?
gressman Meredith, John F. Ryan, J
B. McOabe, C. H. Ashton, Eppa Hun
ton, Jr , A. A. Lipscomb and possibly
others, be content with this arrange?
The Confederate veterans at Charles?
ton last week placed upon record their
slnoere appreciation of the uttorances
of the President of the United States
in Atlanta in December last, concern?
ing the assumption of the care of the
gr?ves of our Confederate dead by tbe
National Government, but said :
"We appreciate every kindly senti?
ment expressed, and we shall welcome
any legislation which shall result in the
care of the graves of our comrades iu
tbe Northern States by our Govern?
"In regard to our dead, whose re?
mains are resting in the States which
were represented in the Confederacy,
and Maryland, the oare of their final
reeling places is a sacred trust, dear to
tbe hearts of Southern women, and
we believe that we can safely let It
there remain. ' '
Thlc ic precisely the view The Fiee
Lanoe advanced at tbe time. The
Ladies Confederate Memorial Associa?
tion of Frederioksburg will never con?
sent to currender their trust.
The Dem(Kratio mass-meeting In
Richmond ?ai?*- ? complote refutation i f
the cl;iini tti.it the people were olanii i
log for n eh.in?;'' m th? present mode i?!
electing I'nit'.i States Senators N r
withstanding the earnest and energetic
efforts that had been made by th?
motors of the meeting, ami tin.* easy
conditions of membership imp sed by
theoall, the Democratic people 'f Vu
ginia were very t* espionnas by then
absence It will be remembered that
nil Democrats who favored s ohange m
the manner of eleotlng United Stales
senators were invited to attend, i ?f the
huudred and sixty thousand Democrats
in tin* State.between three bundled and
four hundred put in an appearance ,and
if more latitude had been given to de?
bate it is possible that it would have
been found that many of those presen I
were not olamorooj to the extent ' I
ha/irdmg either party discipline or
harmony. Indeed, it was a very mild
ami harmless affair, and mnob more
calculated ' ? ei site compassion for its
weukuess th in resentment against its
If there ever was iiny ?ntei.t i ? * i ? to put
up a candidate for the Senate and there
is no doubt th.it m the beginning there
wen* many who agreed with Senator
Barkadale th.it it would 1?* an anomaly
to ask for n primary with but one can
didate in the tield that Intention bad
been abandoned under thefleroeassaults
and criticisms to wbiofa It had been
subjected, and the suggestion was hoot?
ed down The oooasion was not at all
favorable to it, and it 1- one r?f the
problematical qaestions th.it will de>
pend very ranch npon oironmstances
ami future developments foi its revival,
It will be noted tii.it an appeal is
made to the State Central Committee
to order a primary ?>r a convention to
nomiuatt? a candidate Oongn
admitted the Index-Appeal'soon
tention that the committee bad no au?
thority to order a primary, m defiance
of the action of the K ?nuke Stat?
vention. though he thought it might
call a convention We think Mr June
is wrong in this latter view, .nul ?re i ?el
quite sure that Hi'- St ite 0? nti il
mittet* will ataree witn us
The foregoing is from tin- ludex?Ap
peal ami seems t-> refute 'lu* \ :
the Dispatch and Tunes as to th<
? -of the May Conference held in
Richmond la-t a
How Youas I"*e Was defeated
R??Ivert E Lee, Jr., a grandson ol tbe
Confederate chieftain and * n of the late
W H V I."e, of Fairfax, was defeated
for Commander in ?chief of the 1 oited
t Confederates by W. C Oolqultt,
of Georgia, last Friday at Charleston,
S. ?. , after the stormiest session in the
history of the society. The fight against
Mr. Lee was led by a Virginian, and
for the first time the name ,.f I,.-e was
the cause of a hiss iu a Southern State.
Pealing ran high, and the convention
was pirt of the time in a general up?
roar, while the nominating speeches
were extremely personal. The name of
Mr. Lee was proposed iu a ringing
speech by a Charleston delegate and the
whole South Carolina delegation was
solid for him. The mention of his
name was greeted with applause, but
Delegate James Maun, of Virginia,
sprang to his feet and stated that not
only was he opposed to Lee, but that
the Virginia delegation would oppose
him as a unit. This was greeted with
applause and hi
Mr. Mann explained that the Virgin?
ians had no personal feellug again-t
Lee, but that he was oppose I on the
grounds that he was a resident of the
District of Columbia, and not a mem?
ber of any camp. Some <>ue replied
that Camp Mou?Tie, Of Charleston, had
the honor of bearing his uaiiu on Its
rolls, and it was developed that Lee had
been admitted to membership the day
Mr. Mann said that the honor of
commander should be given a worker,
aud one who had the interests of the
association at heart, and that the S ms
Of Veterans should not be swayed by
the fact that Mr. Lee was th? grandson
of his grandfather.
Mr. Cohjuitt was nominated, and be?
fore the balloting began Mr Lee ? \
plained that he had allowed his name
to be presented to the convention with
the understanding that it was a general
desire that he should be a candidate.
He begged to be allowed to withdraw
in the interest of harmony, but the
chair declined to permit this, and In
response to cries of "Vote, " the ballot?
ing prooeeded. Once, when a State
commander announced the solid vote
for his delegation for Robert E Lee,
there- were more hisses, ?juiekly follow?
ed by a burst of applause.
That night Gen. Gordon, at the Con?
federate Veteran's Reunion, the defeat
of young Lee having occurred with the
Sons of Veterans, presented Robert E
Lee, Jr., who was cheered to the echo
by the assembly.
Negro'i Shot JoHtlflable.
?dum, Ga., ? May 1.'I?Last night
near here, a young white man named
Oopeland went to the house of a color?
ed man and tried to decoy his wife
from the house. She refused to go,
Copelaud beoame angry and cursed her.
The negro came ont and requested
Oopeland to leave. Oopeland pulled a
pistol, and fired two shots at the negro.
The negro returned the fire with three
shots, which struck Oopeland in the
breast. Negro unhurt. Oopeland suo
ceeded in getting into his buggy. Four
miles from the scene of the shooting he
fell out of the buggy dead The negro
fled ; but he oould safely return, as
public sentimeut overwhelmingly sus?
tains him. The Coroner's jury will
unquestionably pronounce the homicide
The Southern Baptists began their
forty-fourth annual convention in
Louisville last week. Mr. Joshua Lev?
ering, of Baltimore, declined to become
a candidate for president of the
convention, and ex-Gov. Northen, of
Gaorgia, was elected to that position.
The former president, Harralson, of
Alabama, declined to serve longer.
The President and Mrs. McKinley,
Secretary and Mrs. Gage, Assistant
Secretary Oortelyou, Dr. and Mrs.
Kixey and a few friends left Hot
Springs, Va , last Saturday for the
Natural Bridge, whore they spent two
hours, the party returning to Hot
Springs in timo for dinner that even?
The Texas House of Representatives
has passed the anti-trust bill. An
( amendment was adopted which provides
that trusts and corporations shall not
have the right of suit to enforoe the
collection of accounts in the State. An
amendment was also adopted which
will prohibit the Standard Oil Company
?'rom doing business in Texas. t
Situation in the Philippines
\ telegram from Manila says:
"ine armies of the United BUtea
have advanced so far that the question
of tiansportatlon ins beooms the great
problem To so've It, englneerc are
repairing the Bigbsg bridijre, so that it
will he safe t i tbe passage of trams
and give railroad oonnrotion betwMfl
Manila and San Fernanda Iu Ihe
meantime, supplies shipped to Oalumptl
have |o be hauled fifteen miles to Gen.
sfaoArthur, si Ben Fernando, and
twenty miles to Uen Lawton, stBaoo
lut. by bollock eaits, and every curt
has to i"' ierricd separately ?>n a raft
soroesthe Bin Grande two or three
The rn.nl- are rough, and after daily
showers, forerunners of the rainy sesson.
se soft that it is Impossible to make
inure than a mile au Ii >ur Tbe few
mules here have been found to be
greatly luperi >r to bullookl for this
work Tbe latter die .mless tbey ere
given frequent hath*", ami the heat hits
kill?.I -i many that carting is now al*
done by night
Am mgth ?nasnds of protended friend?
ly native- returning to their homes
behind the American armies there are
come who make the / me unsafe unless
tbe Americans go \v?>ll armad ami in
parties s lidien going sbonl clone are
fre?iuentlv fired upon from house? or
from behind bnshe* During the pasl
week it has l>een f und necessary to
send guards with wagons and ambo*
and several cttempts bare I en
m.nie (,i wreck trains by placing ol
us upon the railway track
Sifafttisn in ?'utoa
Havana, Mat 18 -Gomel i- acting
j reg ?rilint: the distribution of Ihe
000 advanced hy the U. 8 g >f
ernmenl for the payment of the Cuban
troops, ami the Commissioners
by ii i m to assist In tbe distribution
as representatives ol the Fourth, fifth,
and Sixth Army Oorpc ?Mther refuse to
act or fail to appear A- the arrange?
ment- t i pay the s ildiers have been pend*
log f"f three end one*hall months,
further delay is especially annoying
Gomez la said to be greatly dicen*
pointed st being unable to get Gsn
._tc?' to his suggestion for
an army of 15,000 Cubans.
This and the unwillingness of the
Onbanc IO surrender their anus leemi
to cause the delay
Advise*. R?sistance to America
The Cuban Col Enrique Collexo, In
a letter to Le Lucha, published at II?
vana, sounds an alarm and calls the
Cubana to witness the danger "f the
country in submitting to AtnerlCSUS
Ool. C liar ' "ays ' 'The ("inclusion is
. thai we oann >t serve Cuba and
Am-rica, th*?ir ideas being contradi?'
i ry We are treated as enemies, our
?u-t ins are destroyed, and we are oorn
polled toepeak Beglich. The Americans
have proved the falsity i f tbe promises
they have made, and oar ideal of inde?
pendence i- endangered Fighting as
we fought, to ?Abandon it to-day U las
The moment has arrived,
without doubt, when we should unite
with the came energy with which we
fought the ?Spaniards." The writer
de llares thai the McKinley administra
tino is the mortal enemy oftneOnban?
McMillan ad Alger
Senator McMillan, of Michigan, a-k
ed whether he bed read Alger's announce
tent of his senatorial candidacy and
?temen? thai M 'Millau had told
him he would n >t t?- a candidat??, said
be bad asen the announcement, but thai
Alger must take the responsibility ?if
having made it. "During the entire
time for over a year ?it Washington,"
said the s.-niitor, "and during the very
many casual conversations I uave had
with (?citerai Alger, we have not m?n
tioned tbe senatorial matter, at least,
not in regard to his candidacy ami my
stepping out. There ?sth?- retry strong
eel f< > lin,.' among Michigan republicans
that I should seek re*electiou
rrof. Langl y s F ylni? Machine
The Washington. I) 0., Star of last
Friday says: " I'rof. S. 1'. Langley,
s< r. tary of the Smithsonian Institu?
tion, the inventor of the uerodrotne,
who was given ^5,000 by the board ?f
ordnance to experiment with his
Hying machine for the war purp< ses,
made his first test at Qoantico, Va.,
last Thursday Prof. Langlev,with the
amount of money placed at his dis?
posal, built a new and larger machine
than that with which he experimented
two years ago.
The machine was launched from the
top of a house boat anchored in abroad
sweep of the Potomac about three
fourths of a mile from the Island owned
by the (.?uantico Rod and Gun Club.
The result was not so successful as were
Prof. Lsngley's former ex,erini?i)ts
with the smaller machine.
The machine soared aloft to a height
of 500 feet, but descended after a hori?
zontal flight of 800 feet. His former
machine was propelled by a small steam
engine, flew three-?iuarters of a mile,
and only descended when the steam was
exhausted. It was understood that
Prof. Langley was to overcome the
limited power capacity of the .former
machine by the use of a condensing
engine which would repeatedly utilize
the condensed steam from the boiler.
Prof. Langley declined to discuss the
results of his experiment.
Wnitsitt Out at Last
The trustees of the Southern Baptist
Theological S?minary at Liuisville,
Ky .last Friday accepted the resignation
of Dr. Whitsitt
The resignation as president was ac?
cepted by a small majority, and a
separate motion to aocept the resigna?
tion of the professorship was carried by
a vote of 22 to 20. There is great dis?
appointment among the friends of Dr.
Whitsitt Dr. Hatcher, the recognized
leader of the Whitsitt party, made a
strong argument, and the Virginia
trustees stood firm for Dr. Whitsitt to
Seven colored girls were put at work
last week in the Manchester Shirt and
Overall Factory. At once the three
hundred whit? girls <|uit work and
went to the office iu a body and demand?
ed the discharge of the colored em?
ployees. The oolored employees were
dismissed and the white gitls returned
Wbal Bland ot Klug and Qussn, ami Kr
Huolon. Jr Said al Kiclniinnd
The Klobmond Tunes says: H*
George O. HUml, of King and ??ne?
a former membc: of the House of De
gates, was well pleased with the hi
personnel ami the large attendance
the May convention
"I am for tin? meaeuie and not I
or against any man. The people shot
have the right to say whom th
"Tell III", please, who |s rlii? stlol
i -t man for Senator in your section
" Well, that is hard to say Hut
the people want Senator Martin,
man would give him heartier SOpp?
than mysell He has oometo us on t
great question of silver at the diiecti
of the peuple
SENATOR MARTIN A s I ? THE PIEL
Mr. Eppa Hunt n, ,lr , of KiUqnil
was enthusiastic over the oonveutlu
He did 'lot think that anyone won
be endorsed f r the position of i nil
States Senator,but he thought the i-in
turn w.nld resolve Itself m IheLeglsl
ture t" a contest between Martin a
tin- field He was satisfied that t
people "f Virginie were for the fir
against M irtin
"There is mi organization In VI
ginla that is so onmpact, and win
has been k"pt In the baokgronnd so -u
illy that most people an- n
aware ? I its existence it is far mo
lu *eri?us and powerful than ever w
w lth his coll
TOE riK-T DIMTRIfT.
The lir-t District people want M
.iones to run State Senator 0 Hai
ing Walker, of Northumberland, sa
Mr .Iones won!,| make tn?- | igtoal Can
i Inte " 11" is an abl" man and pop
lar with In- constituents," said M
Walker " He would "liter the >.i
with the First District solid for bin
it aas bean a long time sun?' the eat
em part of the State has had a 1 inti
State? Senator, and ireographioal re
sons could be advanced in Mr. .lone
behalf. He wmild make a brilliant oa
vas?, and if any nie oould defeat M
Martin the 0 ?ngtressman oould do m
state Senator LeOato, of Aoc ima
said Mr Jones is the favorite with ti
Dam - r its of tie- I. tetera Bhore
have no fight to m ike on Mr M ut in,
he-aid. "My purpose in advocatil
the May meeting was -imply b
some method whereby the public migl
express themselves While Mr Jon?
is my persona] and political friend,
my people should Instruot me to iu|
port Mr Martin I could do so withoi
SWall IWing a bitter pill "
Col William Keen, of Lmisa,
prominent ;ik'ure in the OOUVantlOU,
a frienii .f Mr Martin He Stall
that he participated In tbe movemai
solely for the purpose of advancing
principie. He thinks Mr Martin ihoul?
and Uli'vis be will .sucre..) himself i
Mi; rJUOHES' KICK.
There was an interesting incident i
connection with the meeting of th
Committee On Resolutions Wednesday
Mr. M T. Hughes, of Hampton, a law
yer, declined to serve booaaee Mr V.
M. Hraxton, of Newport News, h rail
roa?l attorney, was a member
Mr Hoghea said Mr.Braxton was hi
friend ami he had no objection to hil
personally. But, in the fans ol ti..- di
nunciation of trusts and certain Borpc
rations h" th night no railroad attorne;
should have part in tin- shaping of th
The Hampton lawyer quietly with
drew, packed his satchel and wen
h ?ne Mr Kppa Hnnton.Jr, ,oounsal fo
the Southern mad, was also a member
but Mr Haghes probably did not knos
Much was said In the hot**?] jlobbie
aitout raiiroid lawyers This i
arguiui'ut need against Mr Martin'i
re-election The fact is the junio
Senator has given up his Uw practice
After his election to the Senate, an?
as soon as he could get rid of a fev
cases, he resigned the position of divi
sion counsel fur the Chesapeake am
Ohio railway. He has since not ap
poarod in court as an attorney, and ha
deolined to take cases.
Di-courlfiy lo 'Aheeler
Oharlesfon, S 0, May 18 Tin
charge of want ot hospitality to Qov,
Cundler and his stall at the OonfedoraH
reunion falls tl it here, as neither th?
Governor nor his statT were here in th?
capacity of Confederate veterans, and
(Jen. O. Irvine Walker,the South Caro?
lina commander of Confederate ral
erans, though he had leceived n<
notification of their coming, promptly
assigned the distinguished Georgia
civilians a prominent place in the pro?
cession on Wednesday. Hut a more
serious matter is the failure, accident?
al or designed, to assign C?en Joseph
Wheeler any place in the great proces?
sion of Confederate v?t?rans Gen.
Wheeler came here at the invitation of
the veterans, and was the gnest of
United States Judge Hrawley, a one
armed ex-Oonfederate. He was to de?
liver an address to the convention on
Thursday and every tongue in Charles?
ton sang his praises, but while the
procession was moving on Wednesday
he was waiting at the Brawley resi?
dence for a carriage that never came.
His absence from the procession was
noted by the expectant thousands, who,
the next day,were to give him so mag?
nificent an ovation at the Auditorium.
The list, given by (ten. Walker, of
those who were to ride in the procession
in carriages did not include the name
of Gen. Wheeler. The public cannot see
why Wheeler's name was overlooked.
Gen. Walker claims that the uufortu
nate blunder wasdue to his committee,
but thecommitteomen indignantly deny
that they were in any way connected
with the affair.
Judge Brawley, Gen. Wheeler's host,
will, in the Sunday News tomorrow, re?
view the whole proceeding, and say that
Gen. Walker will have to accept the
blame unless he can show that his or?
ders were not carried out.
Gen. Walker will reply in th * same
paper, claiming a confusion of orders
by two committ?*?. Gen. Walker
says that as commander of the parade it
was to his interest to make it m great
a success as possible, and that Gen.
Wheeler's distinguished services in two
wars entitled him to every considera?
Gen Walker regrets profoundly that
even the semblance of discourtesy should
have been shown Gen Wheeler.
United Confederate Velaran?.
The i iiited ?Confederate Veterans on
i tel In.i ?y at ?berlasten, s O., elect?
ed the following officers t ?r the ensn
ing year: Commander In-ohief, Gen
John B. (?onion ; oomosauder of the
ilepartinent of Northern Virginia,( ?en
wade Hampton ; oommander of Tenn*
i?' e tien. Stephen I) ?Lee, oomman*
?1er of the department of the trans Mis?
sissippi, t jen CabelL
la accepting in*? nomination Gen
iioiiioii said there were now confed?
erate oamnc In I'. ist m, New V 'ik,t'lu?
engo aud ( lolumboc, ? thin
The OOmOllttee on resolutions re?
ported a ?ubstitute for the resolution
on the federal care ol the confederate
graves, recommending the "United
Confederate Veterana record their Bin*
'???i? tppreoietlon of the utterance of
the President of the I lilted St ?tes at
Atlanta in December last concerning
tue CCCUmptlon of the care of the
graves of our confederate dead by the
nstional government. " and deolarinfl
that "we shall welcome eny legisla?
tion which shall re-nit in the care of
the graves uf i.nr comradM tu the north?
ern states hy our government "
Her, Taylor Martin, of Palsska, Va ,
spuke against iim adoption of lin re
p it lb- said tin- veterans had nothing
to .1 i with any suggestion from the
('resident, and they would never I?'
pu i d m the sttitnde of being under
obligations to the government that si? w
The discussion grew v?-tv hitter .nul
gre it confusion followed
"There's too mnch McKinley ism in
It," ?boated .? veteran fi m tin' en
Varions expressions followed tin-,
many "f them bitter ami eensattiinal
The rep if ?as tin ally adopt? d
Cens ci Vslersns' Ciepiile at < hartes
Inn, S 0
'1 lere w:?- a disgraceful
Friday at the United G invention nl the
s-.ii- 11 Veterana, at Charleston, S o ,
when an election of officers was oalled
R B Lee, Jr , of Washington, was
nominated for commander. James
Maun, of Virginia, bitterly opposed
the nomination He was applauded
and hissed The name of !??'?' was also
hissed Oommander-in-Ohisf Smyths,
of Charleston, who was presiding, was
nominated for re-election. Tins g|go
met with n ni-approval Bmythe'sown
'???nip and State was Instructed to vote
against ins nomination.
The scene during the stir was die*
crac?! ul and a member got up and said
it was a chame to hiss the name of Lee.
"We are veterans,1 he said, "and not
a mob " Many of the sponsors left the
stag?', and Mr Smyth?, withdrew. A
m .ti in was made that all members
hissing be put out of the hall 97, T
Oolqnitt, "f (r.-oicia, weslater elected,
1'featicg R B I., -Ir
A C?'.rl Promises tu Marry ihe Leer
Who Could Ensik the Other 0?it In s
Middl.t .wo, Mil , May 1 1 A -tory
of a young gtrl's novel manner Of choos?
ing a husband by having two
rival- f ir her hand SUgSgC in a tight
comes from Garfleld, a little village in
the mountain, in the extreme north?
western section "f Mlddletown Valley.
The exciting event oocnrrad Sunday
afternoon at lumber ? amp '? o ::, ninth
of Gtufleld and fuir mil. s from Wolfs
rllle, the soeae of the recent tragedy.
The light was between two young men,
called Patty and Skinnv, who had toen
rival- f. r some time, doth being srdent
Iy in love with th.- same young woman,
who lives near camp Both young men
persisted in paying her their undivided
attention, eaoh trying to ou;do the other
iu In- devotions
The girl wa- nnsblel >deoidebetween
the two, -o -he decided that her two
suitor? ifa nl ? I meel and Bght in out
ami that she would cast hoi lot with Ihn
At the appointed time th?- two rivals
wer.' on hand with their ceoonds The
young lady,aocompanied by her father,
mother ami a yonnget cister, was not
long in putting in an appearance.
Many of th?' nelghb .rs who had heard
of the alTair were all I on hand to wit*
m-- th?' novel event.
The combatants, after going through
with th?' usual forinahtii's, went tor
gaoh Other al a lively rate Fatty had
the advantage in weight ami strength,
bol Skinny was more der! and skillful
in using his li-ts
The first round started on! with Fatty
having a tight grip on Skinny s throat
Skinny breaks away ami lands lightly
O'l body. Fatty OOOntCTC and seuda a
heavy right for Skinny's head, which
the latter i-leverly dodges Fatty now
f irees the light, pushing Skinny against
the ropes. They clinch, and the round
ends with Skinny holding on to a birch
In the second round Fatty goes at
Skinny with a ru.h, swings left nnd
right, which Skinny evailes by running
away. Fatty now chases Skinny around
the ring, lauds left lightly on right
shoulder, swings right for heaii, which
falls short, and in return gets a left
hand jab under the right, eye, which
starts the blood trickling down his face.
Both men are now very weak and short
of wind. Fatty chase? Skinny around
the birch tree, and finally both clinch,
and the round ends with the two hold?
ing on to the tree for support.
In the third and last round Fatty
came up much refreshed and made a
dive for Skinny, ,the latter using all
his remaining strength and activity to
keep the tree between himself and his
adversary. Finding his strength fail?
ing, he called on the seconds to take
Fatty away and said he would give up
practically acknowledging Fatty to be
The referee declared Skinny knocked
out and awarded the chamionship and
the girl to Fatty.
Mr. John S. Barbouur, who was last
year elected Mayor of Culpeper Va., has
tendered his resignation as such to tbe
Town Council, on account of differences
of opinion between himself and the
council concerning a contract for water
with the Southern Railway Company
A rainbow around the sun ill Richmond
city last Friday excited much interest,
and there was great alarm among the
superstition?, who feared it was a sign
that the end of the world was at hand.
The apecttrtole was exceedingly attractive
and continued two hours.
To ih, r.,-, m n/ ? n
i anUt t y.../1/
Yielding to the solicitation of many
fi lends 1 hereby announce myself a can?
ilidat" for Supervisor and ask yoursup
port at the approaching election if
you honor me with tbe olfl te I pn mise
?faithful, sffiotent ami satlsfaotorydis?
charge of the duties of the same
tnj i rd George w. Palmer
III,, I ..f, | | ?/ /., ..;.,/.
r.M.i.l I .m ni a
At the solicitation of many friends, i
have decided to run for constable m this
iii-ttn-t und hereby most respectfully
a-k your support
.1. W ('arner.
/-. i*?? i. o i
l'.-llow-Citi/ens : With feelings of
gratitude to you for tbe very generous
eipression of your continued coull lenca
and kindness in the peat, I hereby an?
nounce myself a candidate tor the
posiiii.u of Clerk of the Courts of this
county, and diosI respectfully ask your
support. Should it be youi pleasure to
recommit tins tru-t to my ham;-, 1
shall be very thankful to y h ; and
promise to use my best efforts t.. faith
fully Mid competently discharge the
ilutn - of tin* nlflos
,1 I' II f'ri-moii'l
April INth, :
l-.l"i-tioii May '"?th, 1890,
For Commissioner of Revenue
I hereby announce myself s candidate
for the - dice of ? inimiesionei ol IU ????
mi" for St. George's district, in yooi
ty, at the election to be held May
lit, 1890, and ask your -uppoit. II
"I'cted I promise a faithful ?Inacharge
nf tin- duties of tbe ofl
apfl td T. I'. Payne
I announce myself a candidate foi
Commissioner of Revenue in SI George
district, in your county, at the election
to in- held on tbe i ?th day of M '*?
1899. I am grateful for the gem roue
support of my friends in the past, mid
it elected shall endeavor by a faithful
and impartial discharge Df the duties
of the office to ment the approval "f
apll-td M. I, *i oiing
i -,,. ??; SpottyltMHia :
I respectfully announce mysell a can?
didate fi i re-election to the Office it
Treasurer 1 am very grateful to my
friends for tin- generous support of the
uni earnestly solicit their support
at the approaching election May ?_'.??h,
W G Dillard.
Not doubting that I can well dis?
charge the diitn-s of county attorney for
the coining four years, I &>k ymi to
trote for me
apivtd J L. PowelL
For Commonwealth's Attorney.
Having been appointed by the C' anty
Court as Commonwealth's Attorney to
fill out the unexpired term of A. B.
Rawlinge, deceased, and being urged
by many citizens from all parts of the
county to become a candidate for ele0*
ttoa on the S6th of Muy, for the full
ti'rni beginning July 1st, 1899, I desire
to say if it be your pleasure to elect me
to this position of trust, I shall perform
the duties of the ollice with proinpfne-s,
fidelity and impartiality.
api ltd Itoe j. Graves
To tin Voten of Spottylvanta County:
I announce myself a candidat?? 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 16th, 1899, promising, if elected,
to discharge the duties of the ollice to
the best of my ability in the future, as
I have endeavored to do in the [last,
apll-td T. A. Harris.
7'./ Il, 1 ,,/, rS OJ Can Jim ? 'n.
I hereby announce myself an Inde?
pendent candidate for the ollice of
Commissioner of the Revenas for dis
trict No. 1, at the election whn-h will
take place on Thursday, May ??, 1899,
and I resp?'ctfully ask for your sup?
port, and 1 also respectfully a?k my
friends to tak" do part in the Demo?
cratic primaries on the 11 day of May.
If elected, I promise a faithful,
honest, ami impartial discharge of the
duties of till? ollice
K. I'.. Cllins.
To theVotcrsoj Carolim Co,
Thanking you for your highly ap?
preciated support in the past, I hereby
announce myself a candidate for re?
election to the ollice of Commissioner
of the Keveuue in district No. t,
?should you again favor me with the
office, I promise the same faithful ai d
Sillolent discharge of the duties as iu
Very respectfully yours,
T. 11. Blantoo.
To the Voters of Caroline :
I am a candidate for Commissioner
of Revenue for District No. 1 of Caro?
line county at the election which takes
place on Thursday, May tilth, IS!?!?, and
respectfully ask for your support, pledg?
ing myself if elected a faithful dis
Ohaige of the duties of the ollice.
api td T. 0. Chandler.
To (lit- Voters of Caroline :
Bowling Green, Va .
March 38, I Sim.
I announce myself a candidate for
re-election to the office of Clerk of the
Circuit Oourt at the election to take
place on Thursday, the ISth day of
May, 18(19. 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 faithful, honest and impar?
tial discharge of the duties connected
with the ollice.
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 influence. I am now making
an active canvass of the county, and
will be glad to see all my friends.
J. R. l'.roaddus.
Jan. 17. 1899.
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 Thursday, May 25th, 1899, I w old
express my gratitude lor the generous
support given me by your favor years
ago. If elect?*!, I promise yon a faith?
ful discharge of the duties of the of?
J. H DeJarnette,
To the Voters of Caroline :
I take this opportunity of returning
to you my grateful thsoks for the kind
support you have often given me in tha
We bave lli?- ii#lii Ribbons fui Su m ni
W? have ihe* right Kibbons I?ii ,1 u
We have tbe rigbl Ribbons for Su ni nini Dr?
W'h bave tbe right Itibbons ! ?i Hell ?
W'e bave th?' right Uibbona foi i i
We bav? anything slj IM, and
We are allowing this week -?> banda n
styles, v-'i y lin?
l'o handsome styles (frenadin*1 i N
\\?i| il, I.. <. , :
-uni"' si ) l?*s, \\ ??i i li I ?? rent s, al l" '?
very li ' ??AN?
U? 2u ein Krade, al i ??
l?..n'i think ??i bin ini :i l'i,.,l K
Don't Buy Any
Dry goods without seeing oni stork ami
IK VOl l?o yon will be sorry.
C. W. JONES
past. No man ever had truer friends
l respectfully u.-k your support in tin*
coming election, promising if returned
to the Treasurer's i Hi e to lend all of
my eff irts to make you a faithful pub?
lic sei vaut, realizing when I have done
this,I have only d?MM my duty.
my2-td 0. T Smith.
y.//,, i ../? ' n :
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for IM offlos of County
li'-i-unr, ami cordially invite your
support, promising if elected to carry
out the requirements of tbe t 81 e.
L. M. Coleman.
Tbankiag you for your highly ap?
preciated support in tin* past, I hereby
announce myself a candidat" for r??
?lection to the i (B -e of Oomaissionerot
the Revenue in District No 1. Should
you again favor trae with the office 1
promise the same faithful and efficient
diSChtVge of the duties as in the past
Very resjiectfully yours,
myll-td Robert S. Grav.itI
| ? ' Jy:
Highly appreciating yuur support in
the pa-t, I announoe myself a candidate
for re-election |o the otli'-e of Sheriti
Should you again honor me with I be
offl -e I shall endeavor as heretofore to
perform the duties of the ji isitton faith?
fully, honestlv and impartially.
myll-td T. B. Gill.
/'.. //,, 1 ri ,1 ,,?nly:
I hereby announce myself a c.ui Ii
date for Oontmiseiooer of the Revenue
in District No | and solicit your sup?
port at the approaching sleOtiOQ, May
35. Should you elect me 1 promise S
faithful, honest and satisfactory dis?
charge of all the duties of the offioe.
Very truly yours,
myll-td L. J Held.
T.ithr Voten ?? Stagmr? OwMty:
Thanking you for your ga?eron
port in ih" past, and soliciting a mm
tinnanoeof the same, I baiebyaanonnoi
myself a candidate for re-election to I be
ollice of Clerk of Courts. Should it be
your pleasure to re-elect me I promise
a faithful and efficlenl discharge of all
the duties of the position.
apft-td 0. A Bryan.
To the Voters of Stafford:
I hereby announce myself a candi?
date for Clerk of Stafford County and
Circuit Courts. I earnestly ask the
support of all my friends, promising, if
elected, to discharge the duties of the
offioe faithfully and impirtially.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
foi Commonwealth's Attorney of Staf?
ford county, und respectfully solicit the ?
support of all my friends If elected 1
will discharge the duties of the ollice j
impartially and to the best of my
ability. G. h. Wallace.
Summer School O? M?rie
From June r>th to September 1st. Ap?
plications will be received at any rime
by letter, in care of Mr. R. r. Knox
aud in person after June 1st.and pupils
aasigned for instruction in Piano, Or?
gan, Voice, Harmony, etc. DRAW?
ING POINTING AND DEC?
ORATING t*t special summer rates.
Mrs. Sauborn Voice, and Miss N.r
w(x?d, Art. Oirculars <f information
re; dv June lf-t,
W. H. SANBORN
in care of Mr. R. T Knox
CANNED Q0ODS, &c.
Bosloa Baked Beans.
Sugar Cara in variety.
Strawberries aud Pine Apple
Sardines, Lobster and Salmon
Baked Reans with tomato sauce
String Beans, Early June Peas.
Tongue, ('hipped Beef, Ssusage
Whole Ox Tongue, Potted Ham.
Roast Beef, Corned Beef
Muhtanls, Salads, Pickles.
Sauces, Catsup, &?: , &<*.
At MAGRATH ?fc OHESLKY'S.
What Will b? I':
3 itur lay
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; o llieel |.
of the s> mal ?: 1*1 rb ' i m Le ?gun for a
couventi n to noi Una'
ng the Oonl a, and
men wh I StSI i iv they
know he will not eall theoommltfc I
ga'hi-r without Brst consaltlng the
memb ?re of tin* i ? ?rt?'??
As ? on as Mr I
to Call the committee he ?nil
b iv. g meeting I I body
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| distn. t, K 1. B lyktn, n ond ; il M
[ Smith, Jr., third; Wm. Hodges Mesa,
fourth ; K. \N B tunden, Sftta ; I
' t Hace, sixth ; Tnotnas S M ?rf m. sen .ith ;
J. B Willsrd, eighth: Wm F
ninth ; E !??? th.
.Mr. Jonas, s*, h ? -.s 111 pr ib iblj
candidate, and Mr Martin, who
participai in the pi Boy
kin, Smith, M inn
ami Bbea si I i m trtin Ospi
Willard is in- Mr
Bo hob)1 , tsin
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A. C. (/'arson. John M Silver.
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Janney, Orenvllle trainee, <; 8 i\
Tnpbtt. lieo S. Sh.o'k.-lleio.
The H?'V Dr. W. I . Mii'Uaii I
tor of the Franklin Sir? el I
Church, Bsltlm.,sod one of th- m??
eminent diviii-s [q th" S nith.-in As
csmbly, died In Baltim e Friday.
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