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BATUKD??.MAY 27, 1896.
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Weather forecast for b'red
ericksburg and vicinity.
Increasing cloudiness and
possibly showers by Saturday
Senor Don Emilio Castelar, formerly
President of Spain, is dead
Ex-Gov. Hjlladay, of tl.
critically ill at Wini'hester.
The General 1'resbyteriau Assembly,
at Mirneapolis, rejeoted a proposition
for union of churches of the denomi?
nation in the North and Sonth.
The Oeneral Assembly of the Presby
terian Church, Southern, in session in
Richmond, has adopted a plan far the
establishment of parochial schools.
By a decree of ?* Chicago court the
Pullman Palace Car Company is allow?
ed five years in which to dispose of its
outside holdings, including property in
the town of Pullman.
The Bpeech of ex-Governor Northen,
of Georgia, on the race ?inestion, which
was delivered in Boston last Monday
night, created a great impression there
The Free Lance published a synopsis in
its last issue.
? ?. ? ? ? ?.
Edgar Allan, jr., of Richmond,
has been elected a representative to the
national encampment of Sons of Union
Veterans by tbe Maryland division of
that body which has been in session
at Washington this week. Edgar is the
son of Gen. Allan, United States dis?
trict attorney, a " chip of the old
block" and seems to be coming rapidly
to the front for so young a man.
Gen. Joe Wheeler has nevf?r joined
any camp of Confederate veterans.
Gen. Fred. S. Fergnsson, of Alabama,
says ''he has attended several reunions
and has always been received with
honors, but has kept aloof from active
participation in ?onr labor?. "?Ex?
As in the case of young Lee, who had
just joined the Sons of Veterans, per?
haps the foregoing explains the forget
fulness at Charleston, S. 0. It is cer?
tainly more likely than tbe "nigger
and horse ' ' yarn.
The United States Supreme Court
has adjourned for the term. Daring
the session the court disposed of 019
cases, leaving Ml cases un the docket.
At the cloee of the last previous term
the docket contained 118 cases. Chief
Justice Fuller and Justice Brewer ex?
pect to sail for Paris on May 31. They
wiU represent Venezuela on the com?
mission which will arbitrate the bound?
ary controversy between that country
and Great Britain.
In deciding a claim against the United
States for a vessel taken by the Confed?
erate government daring the civil war,
the Supreme Court held last Monday
that the archives of the Confederate
government constitute competent testi?
mony. These archives showed that the
vessel in question was purchased by the
Confederates. "These archives," said
Justice Gray, in deciding the case, "are
not the highest authority, but they are
record? made by men of high standing
and deserve credence. ' '
Dr.Geo. W.LeOato has just published
^l# letter in the Stauntou News which con
Tswns tbe statement that the -present
oy\er law is a sq9>coss, botVbecause it
ia a revenue getter and because it is
satisfactory to oyster people of the Tide?
water country and the other fellows up
tbe State. Whereupon the News says :
"The *hiU country' and the 'valley
country' bave for years been working
ton this oyster question. We trust that
no man from our section, however, will
venture to disturb this law and that it
may be permitted to show what it can
do after being in foroe for a term of
Officials of the Pension Offioe report
that the department is almost over?
whelmed with applications for pensions
now being filed by the soldier? who ser?
ved in tbe Spanish-American war. In
tbe thirty-fourth Michigan the number
of applicants thus for received is 380,or
over ooe-fonrth of tbe enlisted strength
of the regiment ask for government
help, it is evident that some one has
started to ride a free horse to death. ?
Des Moines (la) Register.
And grand army men all over the
country are condemiug Commissioner
of Pensions Evans because be is not
disposed to grant pensions Indiscrimi?
nately. The platform of those who
desire pensions seems to be that of Mr.
Tittlebat Titmouse when be stood for
parliament "to give everybody every?
There were wtorld wide tributes to
Queen Victoria on Wednesday last and
her birthday was honored in Eur.tpe,
Asia, America ami Africa. A te deum
was erautfd In historio St. Paul's iu
Lord Koseberry, iu a speech, said
the people of the United State-? are
"dearer than auy country except the
At the town of Windsor in England,
where Windsor Oastls is located
"The Kton college volunteer cadets
marched into the castle grounds,
headed by a band of music, and took
up a position iu the real of a eh dr.
Hehind the endet? were ?Lawn up the
rest of the Btoa boys and the military
knights of Windsor The mayor and
corporation of Windsor,in full robes of
i fnoo, were also present
All pressai song tbe not! nul anthem
and then th?? choir gave ttie? program,
oomprieing lbs lute Bisb >p of Wake
field's jubilee hymn, a four-part song
and tw?i specially written madriRals to
tbe Queen. Finally the Kton boy?, gave
three lusty cheers
The Queen, who seemed to be in ex
oelleut health, went forward and bowed
Sir Walter Parratt and tho mayor of
Windsor were then introducid r?> tho
Queen and bonded her a beautiful
Moral harp. ?She "afterwards knighted
the mayor, J T Soundrv.
In the afternoon the Queen planted
an oak sapling on tbe east lawn of
Windsor Castle. She was assisted in
the planting by the Duke of Sol
burg and Gotha.
The military knights of Windsor pre?
sented an address to the monarch m the
corridor of the OOStle end received her
A pretty incident was the presenta
tion to the Queen by each of her grand
and greatgrandchildren now at tliocas
tle of a tiny booqoet .f tl tarera, These
descendants of her Majesty also kissed
The Queen received a telegram of
congratulations from Pope I*>o XIII
Joseph H. Choate, the U. S ambas
sad,t. telegraphed his congratulations
to the Queen, and she sent a graciously
The Queen stood the fatigue of the
day admirably. All who saw her thought
she looked extremely well, and it was
noted that her black bonnet w;is reliev?
ed with a little display of white and
cream colored trimming.
President McKinley addressed the fol?
lowing message to Q?n?en Victoria on
that day :
"To Her Majesty the Queen, Wiudsor
Castle, England :
"Madam ; It gives me great pleasure
to convey on this happy anniversury the
expression of the sentiments of regard
and affection which the American peo?
ple cherish toward your Majesty and to
add the assurauce of my own cordial re?
spect and esteem. May God grant to
your Majesty and to the countries un?
der your giovemnieut many years of
happiness and prosperity. "
To this the good old Queen made this
"Windsor, May IS.
"The President of the United State*
"I am deeply touched by the words
of your telegram of congratulation.
From my heart I thank you and the
American people for the sentiments
of affection and good-will therein ex?
Signed ? V R. I "
The authorship of ihe southern words
is again settled, this time by Mr. R.
G. Powell, of Wilmington, Delaware.
He says the author of the words was
Mr E K. Harri?, the sou of the promi
uent physician of ClorksviUe, this-.tat?
and that they were first printed In the
Richmond Dispatch in the summer of
1861, Mr. Powell says of the author
that he "was a valiant soldier, and
after the war he returned home, married
and was elected prosecuting attorney
for hi? county. He was respected and
loved by all who knew him He died
before ariiving at old age ' All thi?
refers only to the "southern words" of
the song, or, to the song in tbe south
and its author, and not, as the New
York Sun, from which we get the
particulars, seems to imply, to the
original words or music of D.xie. These
were undoubtedly of northern origin and
adaptation. Mr. Harris, if Mr. Powell
states the facts correctly,further "adapt?
ed" the words to southern conditions in
1861.? Index Appeal.
E. K. "Ras" Harris was a brilliant
young man. If Tbe Free Lance mistakes
not he was on one of the Democratic
electoral tickets in 18801. He stood well at
the University of Virginia. Some body
or society has decided that there is no
music in Dixie, but Abraham Lincoln
enjoyed its strains, but little less than
the recitation of bis favorite poem of
"oh why should the spirit of mortal be
proud. ' '
And whenever a band strikes it? first
notes, North or South, instantly there
is attention and appreciation and sinoere
enjoyment. No tribute could be higher.
It is an old strain that is always and
everywhere inspiring. Hurrah for
"Dixie. " May the tune never be forgot?
ten whilst our language romains.
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The Alexandria Gazette says :
"It is understood that there will be
republican supervisors in the 8th, 3rd,
2nd, 9th and probably the 4th districts
of Virginia, and democratic in the 1st,
5th, 6th, 7th and probably the 10th.
This look? as If Dr. Scarborough, of
Accomao, who was a McKinley dele?
gate to St. Louis in 16, was to be left
out altogether by the Republican State
A civic parade was the feature of tbe
second day of the peace jubilee. On
Wednesday night President McKinley
held a publio reception at the White
House. There was also a pyrotechni
oal representation of the naval battle of
Ts Vest June 12.
Richmond, May 25. ?State Chairman
Ellyson has decided to call a meeting
of the Democratic State committee on
June 12 to oondsider the petition of
the conference held here May 10 for a
state convention to nominate a United
States senator to succeed Senator Mar?
Mr. Ellyson also deoided to call a
meeting at the same time of the execu?
tive council. The two bodies will as?
semble together. Mr. Martin has an?
nounced that he will not attend, but
Hon, W. A. Jones will be present.
Charles H J. Taylor, one of the best
known negroes in the United States,
died suddenly at Atlanta, Georgia, on
Thursday. He was a leading negro
Democrat, end held the position of
recorder of deeds st Washington, D.O.,
during President Cleveland's adinlnL
Twenty-Three Lirge Fertilizer Com
panier, Form a Many Million Combina
The Halt i more Sun ?ays:
The consolidation of twenty-three
leodiog f.rtiii/.-r companies of tbe
country InoladJng ?u well kuowu Bal?
timore firms, ha? been completed.
The new company will be known as
the AniPii.'an Agriealtarol Chemical
Company, having a Fpecial charter
andar tie laws ?>f Oonaaotioat it has
an Mtboriued capital stock of IiO.ihmi,
000, divided into |M tKK),000i; per cent,
cumulative pr? fertvil stock aiid|20,ooti. -
000 c.imnioii stock,of which |l7,O0O,tKM)
of euch will b? is: nod at this time. The
stock has been underwritten, it la
stabil, and will not be > tiered to the
The Baltimore firms included are:
Chemical Company of Canton ; Di-t
ii?k Fertiliser and Chemical Company ;
Liz ?ret?o (.ruano Company ? Maryland
Fertilising and Manufacturing Com?
pany; Zoll (ruano Company; Slinglutf
Other concerns included are:
Alexandria Fertiliser and Chemical
Company, Alexandria. Va. ; H. J.
Baker ft Bro . Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Krad
ley FertiliierCompany, Boatoa, Mass,
and Loe Angeles, Cal. ; The Clevelaud
DryerC mpany, Cleveland, ohio; Cum?
berland K ?ne Phosphate Company,
Boothbay Hub a. Maine; Crocker Fer
tilines Company, Buffalo, New York;
Jam ki Chemical Company, Sandosky,
Ohio; Liebig Monafaotatiof Company,
Cateret, N J., and Wilmington, Del ;
Listers Aarioultarol Obemloal Works,
Newark,New Jersey; MlobiganOarbon
Work-?, Detroit, Mich.; Mils >m Rea?
der! ng and Fertilizer Company, Buffalo,
New York; NurtAweotera Fertilizer
Company, Chicago. 111. ? Pre?ton Fer?
tilizer Company, Krooklyn.New York;
The Quinuipiac Company, Boston,
Mass ; Head Fertilizer Company.
Brooklyn, New York; Tygcrt-Allen
sylvania; William? iV Clark Fertilizer
Company, Cateret, New Jersey.
Several of the companies are large
producers of boneblack, ivory black,gel?
atine, glue, Commercial acids, prepara?
tions of ammonia, potash and ?oda,
grease and animal oils. The land and
plants involved have been examined
and tbe accounts of the companies
audited by experts. The audits show
that the annual profit? of live years
have averaged ?1,419,879 80 Tho total
net assets of the subordinate companies
It is expected to use about 111,."?00,000
of the preferred stock to acquire the
various properties, und ?6,600,000 to
provide a working capital and to
liquidate existing indebtedness of any
of the constituent concern?. After all
indebtedness has teen met, the new
company will have tangible assets,
without including the brand?, trade
marks, patents, secret processes and
good will arqaired, of about 118,661,
2*07.65. Of this amount, the aocount?,
bills receivable and merchandise will
aggregate t?.t'iOO.lXJO. and the cash in
the treasuties of the paient or consti?
tuent companies $2,600,000.
The officers of the new combination
have been selocted and will be formally
elected in a few days. John F. Gib?
bon?, vice president of the Liebig Man?
ufacturing Co., of New York, will be
president; Robert S. Bradley, president
of fhe Bradley Fertilizer Oiompany, of
Boston, and of the Williams & Clark
Fertilizer Co., of New York, and Wil?
liam H Graffiti, president of the Laza?
retto Guano Co., of Baltimore, will be
vice presidents. Mr. Graftin will be
the general manager for the Southern
concerns Involved The new company
proposes to maintain as far as possible
the identity of the various plants, in
order to avail itself of the skill and ex
perience of the managers, and to pre?
serve the trade marks.
what Go v. Evans Says
The Washington, D. C, Star of Wed?
nesday says :
"Ex-Gov John Gary Evans, of South
Oarolina, who as a member of Gen
Ludlow's staff at one time bad charge
of the city of Havana, called at the
White House today. He returned from
Cuba about three weeks ago His ac?
counts of Cuban conditions are most In?
teresting. He is a firm believer in an
nexation. 'If you could have seen the
army that marched into Havana behind
Gomez you would have acknowledged
the impossibility of decent self-govern?
ment on that island. Of all the hetero
I geneous assemblages ever gathered this
was the worst. Ooxey's army was a
company of aristocratic gentlemen by
comparison. All this talk about the
patriotism of the Cuban army is a
myth. Thev were largely octuated by
desire for plunder and for office. They
now want to rule the island because they
see their chances of looting the treas?
ury will not be good so long as it re?
mains under American control. To
turn the island over to the Cuban?
would be a worse crime againat civil?
ization than to have allowed.the Span?
ish to rule it. There would be a revo?
lution every two months. There is such
a terrible mixture of population, with
no pride of birth, and no training in
decent and orderly civil government,
that little could be hoped from native
rule. The intelligent property owning
classes are nnanimons for annexation.
They seo no other way out of it. Un?
der proper government, this would be
one of tbe most prosperous islands in
the world. It is green all the year
round, rich in forests and minerals."
Tribute to Bchley at Omaha.
A dispatch from Omaha, Neb. says :
"The tribute of respect and admira?
tion that Omaha people have been pay?
ing Rear Admiral W. 8. Schley during
the past few days reached its culmina
nation tonight at Boyd's Opera House,
when the admiral, as the guest of
Gen. Manderson, occupied a box to
witness Richard Mansfield's production
of ' 'Oyrano de Bergerac. ' '
The admiral entered the theater
about ten minuto? before the curtain
rose, and the immense audience rose and
cheered to the echo. He reponded to
the"greeting by bowing, but that was not
sufficient, as the audience kept up the
applause until he arose and made a
At the close of the first act the ova?
tion began and continued for fully ten
minutes. It oulminated when Major
Moore? leaped upon tbe staffs and pro?
posed three cheers for the hero of San?
tiago! The response nearly raised the
roof, and Sohley had to make another
speecll. It was a full dress affair, and
tbe loiuse was orowded to the doors by j
the fofest people of Omaha. ' '
I?Norfolk Afraid of th? Reina Kerredei ?
Tho Navy Department is making
ready to receive the captured and raised
Spanish cruiser Keina Meroedes. at the
Norfolk navy yard, if it can succeed in
allaying the apprehen.ion of the Norfolk
a? to the safety of the movement. The
?hip i? now lying in Hampton Hoads
in the ciHbxly of the Merritt mid Chap?
man Wrecking Company, which raised
her from ihe bottom of Santiago bay,
and they will turn her over to the United
States as soon a? they can rid them?elve?
Coming from Cuba, the quarantine
officer? are particular to establish the
faot that she is free from fever, about
which some of the people of Norfolk ate
alarmed Kver ?inoe the epidemio of
1866 tbe inhabitant? Of tho city have
dreaded Yellow Jack, ami the lllghtetl
BBSpieioa i f fever aboard an incoming
ship has been lafflotea! to l aus. her to
be detained or sent elsewhere
When the wounded ?edlurs from C? r
rara'S fleet were brought there last ?urn
mer on the Solace, the naval tfflololl
had great ditficulty in overcoming the
Opposition of the Virginians t> their
In the present case there has been s une
telegraphic QOrrSSpoadonOS lietween the
Navy Department and Admiral PorqO
har, nonimandant at the Norfolk navy
yard, respecting the admission of the
ship to the navy yard. Surgeon Cen?
tral Van Key-ien has given the mallei
his personal attention and, recalling the
fact that the Mercedes has been under
water siaoe early last July, that there
i?, ver \? ii fever aboard of her, and
finally that there is no fever at Santiago
when she came, he has recomon-mled
to Assistant Secretary Allen, who is
directly in charge of the repairs of ships?
that the original plan be carried out,
and that the Mercedes b>? brought to the
Norfolk navy yard Surgeon Qeaeral
Wyman of the marine hospital service,
wu first consulted by Surgeon General
Van Keypen , Inasmuch as he i? in charge
of the national quarantine service at
Norfolk, and he declared that there
would be no danger in adopting thi?
course, particularly as he would under?
take to have the Mercedes thoroughly
disinfected and cleansed.
The Navy Department ha? not yet
received the application of the Now
York board of aldermen to have the
?hip sent to New York, but unie?? the
Norfolk authorities interfere, the Mer?
cedes will not be sent north before she
i? repaired. A board of inspection will
be appoint?'d immediately tO survey
the ship and estimate the cost of put?
ting her in thorough repair, and it is
probable that the board of naval bureau
chiefs will have to canvass it? report
and go over the plans.
Mr Plall for Mrkinley
New York, May 24.?The Evening
World prints an interview with Sena?
tor T. C. Platt, in which the latter is
quoted as strongly advocating the re
nomination of President McKinley and
Vice President Hobari The interview
"Senator Platt said that all the criti?
cism which had been flung at McKin?
ley cannot alter facts, and that the
President has conducted in magnificent
style the ?hortest and most decisive war
of modern times and "simply astonish?
ed the old world ' by the way In which
he did it.
"'This general satisfaction,' contin
ued Senator Platt,'has undoubted dem?
onstration by the President's reception
wherever he ha? been. Without a
ihadow of a doubt he will be nominated
' ' 'The Republican party i? stronger
than it ever was Vice President H >
bart will be re-elected with Mr. McKin?
ley. He Is my choice for Vice l'r?--i
dent, just as McKinley I? lor President.
"A? fur the Democratic parly it has
only one Issue- ?ilver?r.nd that has
been repudiated by the entire country.
" So far a? we have gone American
commercial interest? will assuredly ben?
efit. At any rate, there is a certainty
no land ever held by the United State?
must ever be relinquished. That would
be impossible. '
" He spoke of the peace conference
at The Hague as 'visionary, beautiful,
but impracticable.' Universal peace,
he said, it not for thi? age."
Sentenced to Sunday School
Toledo, Ohio, May 25.?One of the
most peculiar sentence? ever passed
npon a person in an Ohio conrt was
given a Wood county boy, at Bowling
Green, by Mayor A. R. Campbell.
Mayor Campbell once fined himself for
Yonng Firsden i? the terror ?of tho
village, and although fourteen years
old, had just finished serving a thirty
days' sentence in jail.
When arraigned before Mayor Camp?
bell he was sentenced to attend Sunday
School and church at tbe Disciple?
Church every Sunday for eight weeks,or
go to jail for twenty days. Upon pre?
senting a certificate from his Sunday
School teacher at the end of that time
he is to be paid f I for good conduct.
Ns Pesos for the President.
Washington, Muy 25 ?It was a remark?
able coincidence that just before the
President looked from the White House
windows yesterday at the peace jubilee
parade he waa given the intelligence of
the killing and wonnding of a number
of our soldiers. Prior to that some one
had called his attention to the last re?
marks of his former Secretary of State,
Hon. John Sherman, on his expansion
Naturally, the President did not feel
very responsive over the huzz.ha of the
populace. He could not feel very happy,
either, over the report which comes as
to the condition of the gallant Ne?
braska Regiment, which ia coming
home. Of 1,032 who originally went
to Manila and 250 subsequent recruits,
there are only 200 left fit for duty.
Death and diaease have done for the re?
Spain Suspend? Psymest
Madrld, May 25.?The Riforma states
that the minuter of finance, who i?
?upported by the entire cabinet, sup?
port? a royal order in?tructing the Bank
of Spain to ?uipend indefinitely the
quarterly drawing of Intereat on the re?
deemable 4 per oent. debt.
The bank own? |75.(JO0.O0O out of
|S06,000,000 of this ?took, and the order
mean? that the treasury will g ?iu fio,
The publio approvea the action,as re?
quiring tbe bondholders to shore Span?
ish war l?jases. J
DENOUNCED BY LABOR UNION
Usuree of oen Merrlam and Governor? o
Idaho and Montana
Butte, Mont , May 24 ?The Silvei
Bow Trade and Labor Association ha
adopted resolution? declaring that i
"reign of terror prevail? in tho towi
and viclnty of Wardner, brought abou
by the uti American, tyrannical am
outrageous mandates promulgated b;
Gen. Merriatn, " and that four uh-i
have died a? a result of Imprleonmeni
under insanitary condition?.
The resolutions call on labor organ
iz it ions to hold muss meetings t
"denounce Gen. Merrlam and tho War
Department, the sub-ervieiit govern.'
of Idaho und tho sympathetic goverac
of Montana for tho tyrannical tn-atmen
of the workingmeu of Idaho and Mon
tana: that ore fui lbs? moreeail on ui
workingmeu bete to use their ballots t
secare agoveramenl that will ollptb?
W lags of the m ill ary autocrats und tiinu
lent olficials "Organized labor," the;
declare,''mu-t pri pate to defend tlni
constitutional rights at any sost
Omaha, May 16 ?Hear Admira
Schley'-. visit to Umaha ended todu;
w lien , in company with Mrs. Bohfe'
and General und Mrs. Mamb r-.n, In
b SVrded u Burlington truin ft? trip t?
Denver and Salt Laks
When the party arrived at thostatioi
lvre an immOOSS crowd WOS pfasSBl t
cufch u last glimpse of the naval hero
Among the most prominent were Sena
tor ami Mrs. M 1. Hayward and :
number of regular army offl
Admiral Schley and ( rem-ral Mander
?on bore hamUome bouquets m then
hands as they wero escorted to the lat
ter's private oar A section of the oai
was filled with tl iwers, which had beet
??cut as a parting reminder of the good
will of Omaha people.
The crowd Mol np a tremendous cheer
ing and would not be appeased unti
the Admiral appeared on the rear plat?
form of the car and shook hands with
a number of women and children
As the train passed the central en?
trance to the depot the Sixteenth In?
fantry band struck up ' 'Tho Stars ami
Strip.? forever. " oil" came the Ad?
miral ? hat with a swing and the boy?
in blue waved their farewell with that
of the admiring throng a? the train
Lincoln, Neb., M ly 25?Admiral
Bcbley'i pr gross westward since be fi ft
Omaha has been a triumphal toar.
At every town on the route people
?to ?1 in 01 iwds eager to catch a glimme
of him. He appeared on the rear plat?
form of hi? car and acknowledged their
greetings, hut begged to lie excused
from hand-shaking, a? he ?aid : "The
good people ?if Omaha hav.t nearly
shaken my right flipper off "
Three thousand persons greet, d him
at Lincoln, where the train ?topped fif?
teen minute? At Hastings l.ooo per?
son?, hea?!ed by a band, crowded around
the ?tation and entered. The Hastings
people presented to the Adm?rala beau?
tiful battleship made of rare flower?
At other town? similar scenes were en?
BCBLiT not wamste Hiaroav.
Omaha, Neb , May 86 ?When asked
whether any magazine had printed hi?
story of the Santiago campaign, Ad?
miral Schley replied :
"No, I have not written anything
and have declined all requests for con?
tributions of a literary kind. I do not
believe that those who make history or
aseist in making history should write
it. Their field of vision is necessarily
limited, and they view it differently
from one who might obliquely see the
"Then, again, there are personal in?
terest? that should be eliminated and
the simple facts should be handed down
to subsequent generations. It is fact?
that the people want, and when the
facts are in their possession they do not
have to g'o to a normal school to deduct
The May Cuofareme
The Richmond correspondent of the
There are many evidence a that the
proceedings of the May conference have
not given satisfaction to some of the ad?
vocate? of the movement. One of the
distinguished signers, who desire? not
to be quoted, made this statement to
me today: "I told my friends when
they first talked of calling tho confer?
ence that it wa? entirely nseleos to try
to dofeat Mr. Martin. They did not
agre < with me in this matter and con?
tended that if the movement should be
started and Mr. Martin decline to go
into it the effect would be that such an
antagonistic sentiment would be arouaed
toward him he would be beaten. I
signed the call because I want to see
the change of method iu electing Sena?
tors. I realize now that the movement
cannot succeed in this State with only
a fractional part of the party support?
"Not only bas Mr. Martin not been
hurt, but I believe he is growing strong?
er every day. The fact that no one
will come out and run against him
shows what they think of his strength."
The same correspondent in another
letter says :
A gentleman who claims to know
something of Repteseutative Jones'
purposes says he is quite sure the Con?
gressman will mi for tho Senate. "I
know the faot," he said, "that Mr.
Jones is exceedingly anxious for some
one to come oat m the opponent of the
platform adopted by the May Confer?
ence. He prefer? that ?one one else
should be the candidate but is willing
to run himself if no one else will do
so. He will surely enter the race but I
think he la making a mistake i? post?
poning the announcement of hi-j candi?
dacy. * '
The Governor ha? received another
letter urging him to appropriate dele?
gates to the convention to be Ik Id in
Chicago on June 2b to consider matter?
regarding trust? and combine?. He
will be very glad to commission any
one who may wish to go.
Yacht Albatreis Aihorc
Cape Charle?, Va, May 2\? The
yacht Albatross, belonging to H. Clay
Tunis, of Baltimore, in charge of Cap?
tain H. H. Hickman, went ashore on
Cherrystone flat? last night. The yacht
js leaklug, badly, and unless there is an
exceptionally high tide to-night, it is
feared ?be will break in two, as tho
hull is now half full . of water. The
?upphe* and bedding have been remov
The Richmond Dispatch ?ays:
"New York has a baby-stealing
MnsotiOB. The 2 year old daughter of
Mr. and Mr?. A. W. Ularke.of 1">.? eust
Sixty-fifth atreet, wai taket by her
uur.e to Central Park on Sunday, since
which time neither ha? been seen. The
nurse was engaged without reference?,
and had been employed by the Clarke?
less than a week. She gave her name
a? Carrie Jones, and stated that shn
was from Port Deposit.
Mr Olarke, feeling a strange un
eusiness about his child, started to the
park about ten minute? after tho nurse
ami child had left his homo. Ipou
arriving at the park he found the baby
carnage, but the nurse ami child were
not iu sight. He learned, however,
that the nurse had taken the little girl
out for a walk; but though he r*>orehed
far and wide, and hid MVOral i i old
him, be could not find them
Upon returning home he learned
from his wife that she had received a
n do announcing that nur-? and child
both hod been kidnapped, sad woralag
her upon penalty of death to her child
nattberto roport the case to tin? news?
pipers tmr to the polie A demand
was infereiitially made for money by
the person, who Signed hiiu-'lf
" Three "
There seems no doubt that the faith?
less nur?.? abducted the child, und il is
cl ar thut she is no stranger In New
York. It is odd, however, that Mr
Cluike should have been selected
as u victim, wt he is a poor man, luv
big nothing but his salary as a book?
The note received by Mrs. Clarke
was written by a man in a disguised
hand and in Koman letters. It is evi?
dently the production of a person of
education, and from certain marks
upon it, not improbably one familiar
with the printing lousin?MS
The sympathy of the public never
fails to toe aroused by report? of child
stealing. Such reports make each ten?
der mother hug her children to her
breast all the closer. In the case of
poor little Charlie Kos?, who was stolen
from a street near his home, at Ger
matitown, Pa , about twenty years ago,
barrel? of tears were shed by tender
hearted people who read about the case
week after week. Ala?, little Charlie
was never seen by his purent? again,
and it was years loeforothey were satis
tied that he was dead. But that know?
ledge came to them at last ; came from
the lips of a dying burglar, who had
been wounded in an attempt ut house
Gormas Kor ?'resident.
New York, May l'> The New York
Sun toilay say? : "The friends of H.m
Arthur P. Oirman. late a United
State? Senator from Maryland, have
established a pre?? ageucv and gone to
work to push the candidacy of Cor man
for tho democratic nomination fir
Mr. Gorman led the democratic op?
position to the ratification of the Span?
ish peace treaty iu the Senate against
the advice of Mr. Bryan, and his friend?
declared then that be would continue
the fight against Mr. Bryan and en?
deavor todefeut him in the convention
of P.hki. Tho press agent, who baa
hi? headquarters in thi? city, ha? had
several conferences with Mr. Gor?
man lately, and he began his work yes?
Hi? first contribution to the news?
papers was a manifold document in
which it was asserted that Mr Bryan's
announced determination to make
silver the paramount issse in the next
campaign removed any chance of suc?
cess for the party with him as its stand?
ard-bearer, aud that the ex-Senator
from Maryland was deemed the best
equipped man to mute the party on a
The press agent points out that the
silver men in New York are organizing
to send a contesting delegation to the
national convention to indorse silver
and he says that 'observant and well
informed politician? concede that the
r?introduction of the silver caze into
the next national campaign means cer?
tain defeat for the entire democratic
program, presidential, congressional
The agent decides that the party
north of Kentucky and east of Illinois
is solid for Gorman, and that while
most of the Southern and Western dem?
ocrats are now for Bryan, there are
?pots where a Gorman sentiment is
developing slowly but surely. Mr. Gor?
man is a number of tbe Democratic Clnb
and visits the Tammany chieftain
whenever he gets time on his frequent
trips to New York."
Oarlisle.Pa,, May 24.?The Baltimore
and Philadelphia Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Zion churoii, col?
ored, closed its seventy-first annual ses?
sion here yesterday.
A recent lynching of colored men in
tho South led to the unanimous adop?
tion of a resolution condemning those
"worthless negroes whose shlftlessness
leads them into the commission of
heinous orimea, aud calling upon edn
catora and minister? to impress upon
all people the great necessity of having
higher ideals of life in order that the
criminal minority may attain the stan?
dard of the better element of the color?
ed race. ' '
It is understood that the House of
Representatives of the U. b Republi?
can Caucus Committee, appointed to
frame a scheme of enrrenoy reform, has
agreed upon a measure along three
The redemption of all obligations of
the government in gold on demand.
Greenback?, when once redeemed for
gold, to be reissued only for gold.
Permitting national bank? to issue
notas to the par value of their govern?
ment bond? deposited in the treasury,
instead of 90 per oent., a? at present.
Permitting the minimum capital of
national banks to be 625,000 instead of
$50,000, as at present.
At the third and laat day of tho so
otlled Washington peace jubilee there
was an historical parade. Unique
?cenes were represented, in which
event? in nation'? career were illus?
trated by floats The uniforms of the
Amerioan army from the war of the
revolution to the present time was
shown in the tableaux. A masked boll
and revelries at convention hall at
night closed the affair.
Wh Ij?iv'h th*' right1 Ribbons for Sumni
We bare the right Ribbons for Jam
We hare the righl Ribbons far 8umn
\V?' li.'ive- ihn right Ribbons I "i !'
We ha?e tbe right Ribbons
We baye anything stylish and . ons.
We are .showing this week 25 hand
styles, ?? ??
25 handsome styles Grenadine e?iVet,
some styles, w 011 h I f> c^nts, rtl In
very hand G AN
1)1 KS, :.'" c.'iii grad?, al l ?
Don't think of baying a l'K>i K
tiniii \ i mi stock,
Don't Buy Any
Dry goods without seeing oui stock ,
IF VOI DO you will I>h sorry.
?ii pi i.? >
C. W. JONES
Capt C-'gi'las's A-e-L-nment
The cruiser Raleigh, which was one
of the first of Admiral Dewey's fleet
to return home, has beOB ordered out
of commission at the navy yard Port
mouth, N. H., preparatory to under?
going extensive repair? and alteration?.
Urders have been issued at the Navy
Department detatching all her offtootS
and placing them on waiting orders or
assigning them to other duties dipt.
J. K. Ceghlan, her commanding < f
fleer, is assigned to duty as command?
ant of the naval station at Puget sound,
to take effect June '?0.
Surprise is expressed in naval cir?
cle? that Capt. Coghlan should have
received so important and desirable an
assignment, in view of the general
understanding that he was reprimanded
by the Navy Department for injudici?
ous and uncalled for criticism? of the
German emperor and the German ad?
miral at Mauila. At the time of the
utterance of these comments it was
stated that the Secretary of State had
disavowed all official responsibility for
them to the German ambassador here,
and that Capt Ooghlan was in conse?
quence to be relieved ?of his ship aud
publicly reprimanded. How much of
this was true has not developed, ex?
cept that it is known that Secretary
Hay did express regret at the "unfor?
tunate incident. " Capt. Coghlan was
not relieved of command of the vessel
until ?he was ready to be put out of
commission, and if he was reprimaded
at all the character of the reprimand Is
known only to himself and the Secre?
tary of the Navy, It has been the in?
variable practice of the Navy Depart?
ment to make public reprimands in all
cases where the offense charged against
the officer reprimanded was committed
in public or made a matter of public
scandal. Why the practice was nut fol?
lowed in the case of Coghlan, suppos?
ing him to have been reprimanded, is
not known. It is ?tated at the Navy
Department that the letter written by
Secretary Long to Capt. Ooghlan will
not be made public at that department,
but that Capt. Coghlan may do as he
pleases In the matter.
Dr? Miles'Heart Cure
Cure? a Prominent Attorney.
MR. II. a I'?IELPS, the leading pension
.-?Uorn..y of It, Hast. N. Y., write?:
"I was discharged fron: tin: army ou
account of ill health, and lOatasoaoi from
heart trouble ever since. I fr.H?uently had
fainting and smothering sp< 11.-?. My form
was bent a?, a man of SO. I constantly woro
an oven-oat, even in sninni? r, for f?'ar of
taking cold. I could not attend to my bust.
nesa. My rest was broken by ?ever? pains
about the heart aud loft shoulder. Three
years ago I commenced using Dr. Miles'
Heart Cure, notwithstanding I bud used ?o
much patent medicine and taken drugs from
doctor? for year? without being helped. Dr.
Mil?V Heart Cur?) ro.ton-d n.e to health. It
Is truly a wonderful medicine and It affords
me much pleasure to recommend tbia rem?
edy to ereryone."
Dr. Miles' Remedie.I
are sold by all drug?
gist* under a positive
guarantee, first bottle
benefit? or money re- f
funded. Book on di?
?asf s of the heart aud j
nerve? free. Address,
DU. MILEU MEDICAL CO., JEJJkOart, Lad
a. B. t ;o7"
r> Kn-.o i ,
0 imp.. t
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a id ung
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are k:ijw in \. wart
? REPRESE HIE jffj
of this ooantry and ;
over fifty in :.
S. WILLIS HOWAKD,
IMSUBAHI i: AMD COM K<l I
Summer Siiool O? iVusic
From Jane 5th t. Ap
plications ?aill i ? it any 'm.<'
by letter, lu can- of Mr. H I'. Kuox
and in person ??ft??r .lu' ? apil?
??signed f. r a in Plan
foa, Voice, Harm DRAW?
ING. P IVTING t>NO DEC?
Mrs. s ?nli ,- . tad '?! - N i
wood, Art. Circular? ..iti 11
ready June 1-t.
W. II SAN HOHN
III R 1 Kuox
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will give you
JOHNSTON & PEARSON,
All persons Inderated tO the '".tute of
the late Henry W Kdwards, of Stafford,
will please come forward and settle at
once, and all persons having claims
against said estate will present theui,
duly oatheatioated, for
PBI01 Q tDWARl I,
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Velvet Beans, Pearl or Cut-tail Millet, 1.
Bermuda (Irans, BmltSgS Cof. Sp.niah Ke.
nut?. Chufa?, Soruhur ?. s, etc.
Write for prl? et ' i
giving full Information nt?>ut th
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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Besrd of Visitor?, et?>ei- Annral
Meeting ? n Ihe 19 h "tv of next lune, will
appoint BTATK CAOITito fill va ?
in the 1st. ?1, nth. Wth, M'h !
:ith ?nd 35th Pensl and three
vacancies at lav
ca.ry tr<e board ?tul fiition Appl cation?
should he addressed to the und rw
or he'ore June 1'ith on
?i-nt iqsin rvqa*st
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v Mall. I??,.?? Txiaiiaaili. ram. *a.ii%
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0tJ Fiirragut Pqoore, Washing!
C. will be at the hou J P.
Stump on Saturday, 27 lb, for one day
only. All diseases of the eye treated
sod giasse? havaiahed.
SAL? S NAN WANTED
to carry ?easonali sam?
ples, with excli ?j
la? weekly cash, from lish'd
high rated factory, i