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TUESDAY.MAY 30 . 189&
THE FREE LANCE published triweekly
Man Independent newspaper, 1? located at 806
Ooameroe (or William ?U. Frederlok?t?urf.
Virginia, and 1? laaued on Tuesday. Thursday
and Saturday morning? by "Tim Froo
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?0 oenta 'or I mouth?.
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"square per year. Ac poaottion given ami no
foreign aAvertUementi are taken at a le** rate
tVm omt turn* patrons pay. The right 1? re
?er.cd to reject or modify any advertisement
la dfoemeu llbeloua or otherwise objectionable.
Yearly advertiser? discontinuing; during the
fear will be charted invariably at transient
All letter? recommending candidate? for
ofloe mutt be paid for to lnaure their publi?
R?solutions of re?pect to deceased member?
paaaed by ?ooletle?, corpcratlon(,as?<oclations.
or other organ i?atlons will be invariably
charged for a? advertising matter.
All communication? of every character
? BouldbeaddreMedto "THRKBBB LANCI."
Weather forecast for b'red
tricksburg and vicinity
Increasing cloudiness and
possibly showers by Saturday
The date? for our agricultural fair have
been fixed for September 16, 87, 28
Now let our country friends,their ?isters
their cousin? aud their aunts get ready
to come and to bring good exhibits.
As there is to be a Republican U S.
?Densas Supervisor in the Eighth Con?
gressional district, why not let lion.
W. .1. Roger?, (if King George, have
the placer He would make a good
Rosa Bonheur, the great French ani?
mal painter, is no more. She died at
Fontainebleau, France, last Saturday
io the seventy eighth year of her age.
For half a century ?he had been a com?
manding figure in the realm of high
The Free Lince has never spent mooh
time on lynching?. They will cease
when the crime ceases, and The Free
Lance is gratified to inte that many
leading colored men ire condemning
the crimes, that lead up to lynching?,
and so are all leading white men.
Fredericksburg is about to have a
new and up-to-date set of ordinances.
Thanks to the Council, but more
especially to Cooncilmen Lane.
Bradley and McCrccken, the ordinance
committee, who spent much time in
getting them up. They are to l>e
printed and ready for use by July l.
The Free Lance on its behalf and that
of his kins-people here, congratulates Mr
S. Oorroll Chancellor on hi?election to
the mayorality of Leesburg Mr. Chan?
cellor la evidently coming to the front
in Londoun. He is a frank, bold,
courageous young man. His father,
the late Lorman Chancellor, was a
native of Spotsylvania.
Rev. Dr. T. S Dunaway preached ( n
Sunday morning at Dr. Muirs Baptist
Church in Washington, D. O. The
Irvington Citizen has just re-publish?
ed a sermon of Dr. D. 's as Elder Dun
away, which was delivered in that
county thirty-five years ago last April,
viz : in April, 18(34.
It is officially announced from Wind?
sor Castle that the overwhelming num?
ber of congratulations received from
all parts of the world on the occasion
of the eightieth anniversary of the
birth of the Lineen, makes it impossi?
ble to answer them individually. Her
Majesty expresses her heartfelt thanks
(or the many meesages sent to her, and
soys that she has been deeply touched
and gratified by them.
Orange and Stafford seem to have re?
sponded to the ' 'plea (published in The
Free Lance before the election) for the
old clerks," for Stafford retains Bryan
as clerk and orange has refused to turn
ont Fry. The Free Lance circulates
largely in both oounties. Mr. O B
Wallace, who is elected Commonwealth's
attorney in Stafford, is yet a student at
the University, but will graduate this
year. Young Wallace has thrift aud
grit, and will make his mark. He evi?
dently chooses to start in Stafford. The
success of his kinsman the late H. C.
L. Moncure,was probably an inspiration
to him. ' 'Cub" ( W. A. ) Rose also gets
there os Commonwealth's attorney in
King George, "uns" is a good fellow
and o good lawyer, and apparently be?
lieve? that "to patient faith the prize
is sure. " Ennis comes op a smiling,
am eo?y winner in Caroline. The worth
of a good officer and the appreciation or
the peopl of one is shown in the re?
election oi Henry U. Ohesley as treas?
urer without opposition in Stafford.
Mr. Cbeoley ii president of The Free
The Free Lanoe expresses especial
pleasure at "Ned" Hunter's success in
King George, and as his ?noces? in
this matter is said to be the "fore?
runner" of greater ?uooess io another
direction, The Free Lanoe 1? doubly
pleased. Spotsylvania showed her es?
timate of Bro. "Joe" Orismond, "Ad"
Harris and Treasurer Dlllard by unani?
mously re-eleoting them, saying well
done good and faUhfol servants Whilst
Ooghlll aud Valentine In Caroline and
Bouthworth in Essex, deserved as they
roeo?ved re-elections without opposi
The insurgent generals tit??" I
Of arm? more to heart than they do the
loss of men
Foreigners who have arrived lure
from the insurgent??' country under the
receut order of expulsion say the OOme
tenes in all the towns are filled with
fresh graves A majority of the Filipino?
wounded die. because the insurgent
hospitals are mud? quate, medicines ate
scarce, and they have^few surgeon- ox
eept Spanish ooptivea, who bave bet d
The foregoing telegraphed ? i-t week
from Manila is a further story of bow
the war for civilisation und humanity
is being waged in the Philippine?
?'As ye sort- so also ?hall ye reap. " A
righteous .lodge sit- in Heaven, and
this nation will yet call down upon it?
self the vengeance of Heaven for its
war against civilizan m and hum muy.
The grave of John Marshall. Chief
Justice and oue of Virginia's ??roatest
jurist?, in historic old Bhockoe Ceme?
tery, is hi a neglected OOOOition Its
appearance would mdicate that ttie
memory of the life work of one of the
Old Dominion's greatest sons had well
nigh faded away. ? Exchange.
Here i? a theme for Hon John Good?,
president of the Virginia Bar A
turn, to dwell upon at the meeting i f
the Bar AssiKMtttlon to bo held at Hot
Springs next August The Bar \
ciatioti aud the lawyers of Virginia
ought to take up this matter and raise
a fund to restore the grave and put it
in good condition, und ?Presiden!
ought to take ?ip tht matter m hi- un
Some of Dewey s ftien.1,- m ihi Navy
Department suspect tn.it the Admiral 1?
purposely evading a statt ment of his
itinerary, desiring to ovoid, as far as
postsiMe, all demonstrations
His friends here Intimate that, hav?
ing beeu obliged by his health t?> de?
cline to attend the dinner at Hongkong
in honor of the lineen s birthday, a
very unusual declination. Admiral
Dewey will find it Impossible to depart
from the rule he there established, ?nil
attend uny banquets or popular demon
strations in this couutry
United State- Senator Boies l
of Pennsylvania, in an interview, ex?
presses himself as approving the admin?
istration of President MeKiuU-y ami the
suggestion for his nomination to suc?
ceed r-iins'lf by the republican national
convention The senator declares his
purp. se to advi>cate the adoption of a
plank in tin coming republican state
convention indorsing the national ad?
ministration and emphatically de dar?
ing the sentimeut of the repabllooi i I
I'enn-ylvauia in favor of the renomma
tion of McKinley.
The approach of the wet seas m in
the Philippines fiuds the luBurreotloo
seemingly taking a new l*>ase of life.
All along the American lines the rebels
are showing more aggressive activity,
in their guerrilla style, than at any
time before since the fall of Malolos.
They keep the United States troop? in
the tren? nes, sleeping in their clothes,
and constantly on the alert against
dashes upon our outposts, and they
make life warm for the American
garrisons in the town.
< >ne hundred and eleven Cubans applied
on Sunday for their ?hare of American
gold, |7"j each, but only thirty received
any. These turned over their arms to
the Al Calde of the town. The names
of the others were not on the army
rolls. On the first day of the distribu?
tion but few applied. The delay was
caused by officers refusing to come for"
ward and identfy their men.
There was a tornado in the west on
Sunday morning through Missouri,Ne?
braska .Iowa and South Dakota, and sev?
eral fatalities in South Dakoto. At Chain"
berlain, and on the same day, nine per?
sons were killed in a wreok on the
Rock Island and Burlington Railroad,
near Waterloo, Iowa.
Harrison Southworth, who was re
elected Clerk of Courts in E?sex on
Thursdr.y last,has in his day been clerk
of four different courts in Virginia,
viz: Spotsylvania, Frederlcksburg,Han?
over and Essex, and he has made a good
one in each instance There is not
atiother clerk who ever served in Vir?
ginia with such a record.
The returns last Thursday show that
the counties of Middlesex, Mathews,
and King and ??men voted for sub?
scriptions to the bonds of the Richmond
aud Tidewater Railroad, while in King
William the proposition was defeated
Gloucester had already voted tho bond
appropriation. It is believed the road
will be built.
Tho Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen.
Morrett has resigned to accept the post
mastership of Washington, D. C., and
Mr. Maddern, of Michigan, of the Hail
way Looomotive Engineers Union, suc?
ceeds bim. Both are Michigan born
men, thongh Merritt hails now from
Ex-President Harrison is in Paris,
where r.e bus gone as counsel in the
Venezuelan arbitration oase with Groat
Britian. He has been warmly reoelved
and dined by Loubet, President oi
Secretary of the Navy IiOiig has re?
ceived a dispatch from Admiral Dewey
saying he will not reach New York be?
fore the first of next Ootober.
Governor Tyler will go to Waclia
preague, Aocomao oounty. Tuesday to
attend the session of the State Board of
Fisher lea there Wednesday. He will
be oocomponied by several friends.
Too trlp^to Old Point will be made by
roil and the rest of th? journey will be
on She Steamer Cbaoapeak?.
D?-a>?DaT Crtlit to Martin.
Th.? Northern Neck New? In a lend?
ing editorial says :
' We observe thai at B recent meeting
of the Central Trade? und Labor Oonii
cil of Richmond, a resolution was
adopted deolruiog that Benote? Thomas
s Martin hud 'seouied agre.it victory
for American laborero, artisans ?mi ??
cha?nes ?mployed in the various navy
yards by hi- faithful and persistent
woik in securing the money due them
from the goveutueul for work done af?
ter regular luir? during the Spanish
American ?rar.1 Wo are more than
willing that the junior Senator from
Virginia should bo given the fullest
credit for any and all legislation which
he maj have sein, i for the benefit of
the mechanics and laborers of th.ran.
try during his term of service; but jus
tice to him, as well as others, demands
that the facts in this particular case, in
which the sole credit Ve sought to In?
given to him, ihould he made public.
The history of the resolution passed by
OoogroBS, briefly otated, is this The
Hon. .1, hn F Rixey introduced it in
the H ust? , t K. | reoeotatives at an
early day in the last BOOSiOfl of the 5Mb
Congress It was referred to the N aval
Committee, of win :h he was s member,
and was by him, by direction of the
0 itnmittee, favorably rapevted to the
H u-e Aboal the middle of last Feb?
ruary Mr. Rliey secured recognition
fr>.h the Speaker und calleil up his
'i n which , after being explained
hy him, w i- passed without a dissent*
lug vote From the House it went to
the Senate, where it was almost imme?
diately taken Op at tin? instance i f Sen
at r Burrows, of Michigan, and where,
after brief debate, it was ais poassdby
a unanimona vote It i? doubtless true
that Senator Martin felt an interest in
tins eminently instand proper measure,
but the re, r is show that Mr. Rixey
was the patr m of the res ilatloa which
[uently become a law, that his
hand drew the report winch re.vm
mended its passage, und that he act
ualiy moved ami secured its passage in
tli'.' House They also show that Sena?
tor Burrows moved its passage in the
Senute, ami they fail to show, if BUOh
wa- th.? c?.-e, that Senator Martin ut?
tered one word in regard to the sub
j??'t when it was under discussion in
th?- body of which he is a member.
1 mlor these circumstance? it inu?t l>e
apparent to every man of ordinary BOOBS
that neither BenotOf Martin, nor any
Other SeuatT or Representative, is en
titled to the role credit of ???curing the
; i--ige of this OOt Of ?usine. But if
any one man is entitled to more credit
than any other f ir its poOBOge, lOrely
that man mu-t !>?? the able, watchful
and .'iier?;. tic Representative from the
Eighth Virginia District, the II m
John F Rixey, We feel sure that ?ome
one has imposed upon the worthy me?
chanics of Riohmond, who, we ?re un?
willing to believe, w ?Idconscientious?
ly d-'tract from th" jti-t claims of any
man in order to advance the pcr-.nal
or political fortune? of any nth?" indi?
Appointment of the May Conference
H n W. A. Anderson, of Lexington,
chairman of tin- conference, has ap?
pointed the committee of twenty au?
thorized by the loth "f May Richmond
The resolution providing for them is
as follow- :
"Sixth We OOW and here organ lue a
Democratic League for reform in the
election of United States Senators, to
consist of moinbers of this conference
aud all other Virginia Democrat? who
approve this declaration of principles.
To conduct the affairs of the league and
give effect to it? patriotic purposes a
committee of twenty shall be appointed
by the chairman of this conference as
soon after its adjournment hs possible,
to be known as the executive committee
of the Democratic League for Reform In
the Election of United State? Senator?.
This committee shall have power to
elect a ohairman either from within or
without its own membership, to fill va?
cancies and to adopt such measures
within the limits of loyal support of
the regular Democratic party of the
State as may be deemed proper to ad?
vance the general obiects in view, m -
cure the co-operation of Democrat? in
other States and the election by onr
next General Assembly of a Senator
who is heart'ly in favor of the great
"The members of the committee are
earnestly requested to meet at Murphy's
Hotel, in the city of Richmond, on
Thursday, the 8th day of Jnne, 189B.*'
W. B. Westcott, Aocomac; Clagett B
Jones, King and (?aeon ; John S. H ?r
wood, Richmond city; John B. Miller,
Rappahannock ; Gordon Booth, Alex?
andria and R E. Leo, Fairfax, are
among the twenty named. There are
five from the Richmond congressional
The McKiB.ey AdmisistratlOB Con
demsei by Presbjteriass.
The report of tho committee on re?
form, presented at the session of the
United Presbyterian Conference in
Philadelphia, last week, condemned
President McKinley an 1 Secretary
Alger for the conduct of tho war with
Spain. Referring to p dltiool affairs,
the report said :
"In the realm of politics evidence of
corruption that .prevail? has been given
during the year by criminal prosecu?
tions of men in high places in the
Government ; bribery charges In oon ?
nection with the election of Senators
in several State legislatures, and the
effort to enact legislation in the inter?
est of criminals, oorruptionints and
tho money power. "
Reciprocity With Jamaica.
The Washington, D. 0., Star ?ays:
"The State Department has been in?
formed that the two delegates from the
island of Jamaica who are coming to
Washington to attempt the negotiation
of some kind of reciprocity arrangement
nnder the terms of the Dingloy tariff
act will bo met here by a representative
of the British government to aid in the
work. The home government is thns
consistent in asserting its right to at
least nominally direct the foreign rela?
tions of the British oolonies.
It is believed here that this particular
attempt to secure a reciprocity arrange?
ment marks the final and complete fail
are of Mr. Chamberlain's cherished
plan to divert the trade of Jamaica from
the United States entirely to England,
thereby strengthening the bonds be?
tween the home country and the colony
and potting a stopper opon the new-born
Clans Scorn money
COMPLETE FAILURE OF SCHLME
liii?ppoin*.ment in Washington
Havono, fdoy Beven Ool
Were paid - ? t h M the t??-lilt of
tirst diiys distribution of money all
od by the I inted States for the |
ment of Cuban sold ion. The cabs
the members of the former Mill!
Assembly to prevent the soldiers f
accepting the gift of the United st
ami giving np their arms is inooeoa
si far as Havana is OOOOOTOed. It is
early to predict what will be do?
other oit ira and in the interior, but
indications are that the money will
he asked for to any gr??ut extent S>
inns m iy possibly lie turiid lu fol
l'he OUI i Uomea and ant i Ann n
elements arc oheerful.thinkiog that
Americans are baffied und angry
riR8T MAN" To UK PAID.
Two hours clap-ed after the appl
tion of profess?-.! privates, whose
iiiands were refused, owing to tl
lack of proof i f lervioe, befi re any
plicant appeared who furnished -a
footory evidence that In? hud served
the Oubon army. Several persons
piled, but wer?? refuse 1 000001? t
could not fi rnish the necessary pr<
Some wen mu-ioians and others 1
pitol attendants, hut all WOT? with
I' MB mod for a long time ,t- th i
none would qualify, but early in
afternoon one man, about twenty
years old, arrived and gave his na
as Hilario ?Miaive] Ferez He clam
that he hid boon an orderly at (i
Gomez'? headquarter? He bad no an
but stated that his duty coiisi-t.-d
feathering forage for the hi
bunting for food, Sec After some
lay the necessary papers wore ligt
and the money was handed over
>1\ ARMY HBRVAMTfl OUT *7.'> RA<
Within the next two h nirs six in
men were paid. Not one of them li
a receipt for arms surrendered.but M
proved that he ha 1 been connected w
the army in the capacity of B
Throughout the afternoon Ool. Rund
ami tin others rjonnooted with the <l
bunemeot of th? fund waited pallen
until, early m the evening, the BOBS
bly spies departed out of patience.
An English edition of La Lncbs pi
lish?,?l on editorial winch has cm
comment among the army offl
citing the men B< t to n?? M -iv?> I
money; though, strangely, the Spain
edition of the paper, a few days Bf
advised loyal Oabam i" acoorpl t
American t.-rms The payne-nt w
Oontinoe tomorrow,and it is consider
lik'dy that more Cubans will raCce*
Th? OppliOOntf in most erases so far u
little more than boy?, and ar?- main
those whom th.- Cabans call "bloc
ader?, " and Joined the army ?for t
American blockade of Havana ma
food scarce. The names of four of the
appeared on the lists, and each mi
was ?eut to bring au officer t.. -?a. ai
hi? identity and to his service Whe
all appeared to b? above board the tn?
were paid on this proof even Ibouf
their names do not appear on the list
S.igua la (irande, Proviuoe "f Sau
Clara, May ..'7 ?The Generals of il
Cubans In this district met here yeste
day, adopted anti-Gomes rosolatioo
agreed to disband their commands, ?t
to cause their arms to be surrendered I
the alcaldes,hut to ucept no money f?
No ADVICU PROM QUI BR00K1
The War Department officials ai
greatly disappointed, hut feel that th?
have done all that, in fairtieg? could I
expected of them, and if the remain in
Cuban ?oldiers are of the same mm
a? those in Havana, tho governm?-i
will not long delay a withdrawal of th
offer. The suspicion i? growing tbl
while the leaders of the opposition t
the policy of the United States in thi
matter do not oontemplote tin foolhard
attempt at insurrection,they are tryin
to retain the Cuban army organizatio
within their call,so that they may dom
inate the affairs of the island by for?
if need be, when the United State
forces are withdrawn and the lodepend
ence of the island i? acknowledged
Another explanation offered is that th
existence of a large Cuban army ha
The Kfina Mercedes
Norfolk. Va., Miy 27.?Amid bomr
ing of cannon and screaming of Steon
whistles from tugs, bay steamers ant
ocean liners, the captured Bponlfll
cruiser Reina Mercedes arrived la pori
fits afternoon, and accompanying her
was a flotilla of thirty-six tugs,all pro?
fusely deooratod in flag?. Cannon saluted
as she was towed through the harbor and
the tugboats kept their whistles in an
almost continuous scream from the
time ?he rounded Laruliert'? Point un?
til the Navy Yard was reached. It was
a perfect din?as noisy a welcome a?
could poBBibly be desired.
Thousand? of people witnessed the
procession throngu the harbor,they be?
ing all along the water front on both
sides of the river and upon housetops.
She was given a tumultuous welcome
a? she came up the harbor. A wealth
of flags and bunting wore flying from
the esoort. Every oraft tied down the
whistle lever, and there was a babel of
notes. The Mercedes was saluted by
every passing steamer and acknowledged
each greeting with a blast of her wins
What the Filipino? Said
The commissioners sent by Aguinaldo
to Manila to treat for an armistice,
having failed of that purpose, have
returned to the headquarters of the
insurgent force?. Before leaving Man?
ila President Gonzaga of the commis?
"We greatly appreciate the courtesy
shown un. We have ?pent some time
with your commissioners, incidentally
considering the American Constitution.
Its principle? impresa us profoundly.
The plan of government offered the
Philippines seems in theory a good
colonial system. Bat why should a
nation with your Constitution seek to
make a colony of a distant people who
have been so long fighting against
Spain to secure the ?ame right? your
Constitution give?? You fought the
?ame battle in America when yon
fought against England."
Wlter? th. c .tun Kund? Went.
The Washington, D 0 , Time? so
" The Out.an American I sagas
New York bus formally called upon
Kstruda l'aima to give an account
Ins stewardship as custodian and i
burSOf Of th? funds received by 1
during the past f oir years as head
the Onbon Jouta m this country in
of the cause of |ibi?rty In Ooho, I
recent inti rview it m.av be n nicinhe
that Mr Palma ?toted Ibe total omot
of oontribations to the objeol ?it ?fa
one million dollars, and sud thai th
was a small unexpended ?balance
hand The Cuban American l.e.ig
however, Calcul?t?? the receipts dur
the poriod of hi* control at ?oranth
like -ov. million -even hundred f
eighty thousand dollars,and argue th
according to In- own statement, th
should be b balance of five millions rj
lars to the credit of contributors, ;
the league is politely Insistent t
there shall be an nee -uniting.
" If they secure it tln-y will hi
cynical world with at? iii-hiin nt
cours- the gentleman who ll Bsked
make return- muy do I i if he plorase,!
we are not aware .f any power fl
o mid force him to do so
Ab nit a week ago o reporter ssl
Mr Palma to m ?ko ? lull itatemi
concerning the Cuban bonds, in ro|
to th" public accusation that be hud
sue.i them by the million, and ti
they hud been lavishly D?ed to bri
newspapers to BdVOCBtO, and Ilieillbi
of < longreiB t i rote t a s res ?lui I
reoognixlog a Cuban republia I
Palmo, in replv, announ.1 thai
oon?equenoe ol the fool thai ao mi.
vi?'w which he hud previously giv
had brought down on him oodeaerv
newspaper aritioism sod ridicule,
had firmly determined not to give o
other interview to any newspaper, b
to break up his beod<| i liter- BOll ret!
t ? tbeourity at his country bota
' Hein i-forth ,' In- -aid "consider I
us one whom the earth has Ooveri .1
N:r'hern link Boptlsl sund.
School Conveati n
The Northern Nee h Newi loyi
"The thirty -?-, . ml BOaaiun f thil Ihm
met with .Jerusalem Baptist chore
in Richmond county, May 30th 01
Ji-t, Ro, William- ti as president, oi
R F U intOtt, secretary. Tin- oongl
g?tions were large ami exibtted mm
lutereot in tho proceeding? The mi
sic rendered by the choir was excelle
and the hospitality i f the church at
community superb. Methodist ai
Kpiooopol friends a intrlbutlng great
t.. it Rev Mr Bureh, of the M I
Church South, WMreoogoised ami u
vlted to a scat m th.- body. Th" ll
trodootory ?eim m, by Rev s ;
M,unis, based on i Cor l-.ts, was w?
reoolved, and also one on the followll
!.>- Rev. i? i Bradley The on
lubjeots ?pertaining to the roe
efficiency of the Sunday school ooo
WON presented before the CollV.-tltii
and discus-ed Some o| tin
w-r?' those ol .1 L BooiO, R .1 Hall
Q (' BiH.ker and O 1' Babool
Addreoaos were mad" by F W. Ola]
brook, K B Edward-. O W Book
W. A Stn-'-f. A S. Rtoe, ISOOOM ir-li
William Marsh, o B ?Bette, A E
Reynold?, W, E Wright and U, ^
Bradley. ?Some "f the raddieosos woi
excellent, having boea well prepare
und impressively delivered
The majority "f Baptist Baodo
-di' oil in the Northern Neck wer
represented by letter or delegates, -
the latter there \va- a t"-pc table ul
Number of ?choois represented, 90
not represented, ll ; number of officer
rmd teachers, 344; pupils, 2,456; to
td, 2,900 Of the Sunday sohoout rep
resented 1-1 were evergreen.
The next session will b?< luid witl
the Menokin Baptist church, ill Rich
m nid oounty. on Saturday before th
third Sunday in May. 1000, and al*
including said Sunday. Rev F W
('layhrook was appointed to pre ich th
introductory s.-rm m "
Situation in th? Philippine?
Manila, May 96.?The events of thi
lOBt week have emphasi/. d the heed o
a much larger army here, withou
winch, raooording to tin? beat oathori
ties in Manila, it w nil I. .ittemptin?.
the Impossible to expect t i eetoblist
American lupremacy In the Philip
The inadequacy of the American foRM
i? said to be responsible for the largi
total los? in the numlwr of small en
counters without material re-u'ts as I
compensation. Most of the recent fight
ing has been in territory which the
Americans hud swept, but were com?
pelled to abandon because they could
not spare troops to hold it.
The f..ri is commanded by M 10 Arthur
and Lawton hold two important lines
of communie ition and oommeroo, tho
railroad to San Fernando ami tho Rio
Orando river. But mnch of the coun?
try they have swept, including scores of
?miller towns and some of the larger
one?, have been left uncovered for want
of men to hohl them. The Filipinos
returned and are occupying the towns
the Americans ahandoufd.
Madrid, May It,?The minister of
war, Oen. Polavieja, has received a dis?
patch from Oen. Rio? at Manila an?
nouncing the evacuation of Zumboanga,
Island of Mindanao, by tho Spanish
The dispatch states that as the Span?
iards declined to u-senf to the Filipinos
demands that the arms and munitions
of war ?honlfl be surrendered to them,
fighting ensued, the Spaniards suffer?
ing some loss.
The natives continue bitterly opposed
to the idea of American annexation,
and the dispatch say? that the conquest
of Mindanao will prove to loe a "tough
task. " Following is a full text of the
? ????? ?
Oen. Otis ha? not enough men to oc?
cupy Zumboanga and undertake the con ?
qu-st of Mindanao, which, in point of
size and importance, is second only to
Luzon In the Philippine group.
Peierts the Gold Standard.
Topeka, Kan., May 27.?Former
Governor Eskridge, editor of the "Km
poria Republican," heretofore a strong
partisan paper, in today'? issue takes
a radical stand against the gold stand
ard and ha? caused no end of discussion
by the leading Republican? of the State.
Oovernor E?krldge ?ay? : "Trusts are
the legitimate offspring of the gold
standard. If yon would get rid of the
effect you must remove the cause.
Trusts have been formed, are being
formed, and will be formed Nothing
will stop them but a change in the
financial policy of the country. "
Tim loin, Dust, and Djuht liava P.sh. d
AW?y I'.nal Issue Ssttltd
' Corre-polidence of The Ptm I,,.,,,,
Bhlloh, May M, 1889
The .lection, with all its din and
du-t ami boubt, has pooaed and gone,
whereof our people ure duly ami devootly
The ballot boxes were so heavily
charged yesterdaj that tin? Judge? of
election, aller au all night session,
were Doable to discharge the load till
a late boor this morning The tally
?host?, from the various precincts,
brought together today, toll ?t mourn
till tale ..f death and disaster lu pro?
portion to the number engaged, the
battle of Santiago was a more -kn
ratah Among the killed, some are -o
terribly mangled it is ditii ult to idea
tify the fragments The wounded, like
crippled (lucks, ?compered off before
-uiiri-",aiid tins morning the woods ure
foil of them Sonn? Hew east,some flew
west and one took out fowardi. Traveler's
lie,t Today the mourners go ahmt the
streets, and the Lwotbors in black are
?pending th? m 'tiey they didn't
have last week
Admiral Joe's flagship "Excels! r"
barely escaped a wreck She was tir-t
rep irted lost, and there was constern?
ation among the Admiral's friends,
I,ol at a late hour she was t?iwed info
pari m a leaky condition, and showing
many marks of rough bundling by the
enemy. The old craft, a veteran ol
three wars, has gone into ilry dooh
for repairs, and will be used hereafter
.1- u pratice ship
The following post belli.m interval o -,
ibtained by ymir reporter today, may
in ten st your readers :
Clerk of Court? -Candidate, Bogen,
Repablioan, who was so badly snowed
under by his deniocrutm competitor
was just able t?> sit up this morning
und remark "Being t?.., badly hurt to
lough, y?'t too brave to cry, I am in
great perplexity a? to what is the he-t
todo whether to take to tin-wood-or
to jump into Mason's ic?- pond and
holler lire " We found his successful
rival in real of tho clerk's office eXOOU
ting a skirt dance,with the new State's
attorney and to buy too be Interviewed
sheriff The present incumbent,
Price.BOyfl Ins ticket wa? unl'.rtunuti ly
subjected early in the campaign, to a
largiool operation for appendicitis, and
was thereby greatly weakened. Bo?
lides the loss of ins appendix, he in?
?OmS reason to believe other Wotlllds
wore Inflicted in tin? house of his
friemis Candidate Chayar, srho made
probaby the in i-t vigorous canvass of
the voters in the campaign, and re
wived lern thon twenty votes m the
county, say? now he was not in it, and
if he should boS pr OsMntod for false
pretences, In- will have no trouble m
proving au alibi. The Jim-Crow
ticket,led by a highly raopOOted colored
oitixen.of Rsppahannock district,didn't
pan out a? it? friends egpacsott, John
says he dropped his tickets by mo m
light in Api il. when he should have
planted thon on a dark night At
digging time yestero ?y he found he
hadn't mad? 1.1
( ' .mtiiissioner of Revenue Dandy,
alias Ben Franklin, who drew out, a
day or two before the election, has
tin- to say : "I found il up hill work
all th" way running against brother
Joe He is a remarkable man?like
tii" I S Senate, he never expiro??
is alway? in session and never ad
i lurns- seven day? In tho week, and
three hundred and sixty-five days in
the years he ii strengthening his stake?
and tightening his wire, so that no
Democratic competitor? oau get at.him.
If. h isn't a redeeming vloo, and is a?
sleek and slippery as a billiard ball so
that I couldn't even pinch him
Treasurer-In the ejectment proceed?
ings of Minor ami other? against
N'unie, the jury was greatly divided,
but finally, by a small majority, rend?
ered this verdict: "Denying the claim
of life tenure, we find gteat informal?
ity in the notice served on the tenant
four years ago, aud the terms of that
notice very indefinite ; we, therefore,
find tho tenant in possession, and
?ward him an exteution of his le?M "
From the Philippines.
Manila, May 27. ?Maj. Gen. Otis
has issued orders inviting volunteers to
re.enlist for six month?, according to
the act of Congress bearing on the mat?
Oen. MacArthur is in favor of the
experiment of enlisting the Micabebeg
against their old enemies, the Tagals
A delegation of the leading Macabelies
has visited the General, and its spokes?
man read an address assuring the Amer?
ican commander of the friendship of
the Macabelies and of their willitigne?,
to transfer their allegiance from Spain
to the United States. They conplained
that th? Tsgals murdered them and
burned their villages, and they ask to
be protected aud given aims to protect
themselves. The Macabebes have great?
ly assisted in posting the Americans on
tho country and the positions of tho
Gen. MacArthur would arm a huudred
of these men and use them as scouts,
and if the experiment proved success?
ful, ho would enlist more of them.
Traffic Remmail After Four Month?
I/>ad ville, Colo., May 27?After a
blockade lasting for four month?, the
South Park line has been opened, and
a train reached here from Denver yes?
terday. The sooth Park official? an?
nounce that from now on trains will
The blockade ha? been in force ?Inoe
January 21, by far the longest in the
history of railroading in Colorado.
The town? along the line hare suffered
severely. At several times starvation
wa? seriously threatened, and was only
averted through the energy of the peo?
ple in breaking roads through the ?now
to the nearest points open to railroad
For 125 days the mines along the road
have been unable to ship ore, and with
the exception of development?, all work
has loeen suspended.
Wisconsin'? delegation in Congress
numbering ten members will support
the oandidaoy of David B Hinderson,
of Io.vja, in the coming Speakenhip ooc
I'uor Crop i'rosp. cts Popular Brido Pros?
pectiva Doubl? Wed lin ?
(O irrespondenoe ol The Free I.?nee
Oulpeper, Vo . M ij
We are ?ufferlug much f(.r ram and
the formers ure troubled with the out
worm In their com fields, caused by the
cold weather S one am laying ? It ami
planting their corn over again. 1 had
no idea of the Kondition of the wheat
crop until ? fow days ago when 1 took
a rub- in the country and pass, d many
of th?-crops Borne are so indifferent
they will hardly pay for the cutting.
The oat crop most neo isarily be very
ihort, as well a- the gross, Sonn
df our farmers an? turning their OOttl
up m crops they intended to mow
Rev. Hilton ( lrim?lny, of Jeu
t m, and hi- daughter un- lying quit?
?ick with typlmid fever There la ool
much h"?,c i ,r Mr Grimiley'srecovery.
His daughter is somewhat better
1 vus told that a I team
OOOld not have palled from Brandy
Station to her home th'- bridal pn *ent?
that were -ein to Misa Wickle Co ni
la-f week when she w.l- tii.ari l?'?l to Mr
Williams, i f Richmond. Two of them
were valued at 11,000 BOCh liny were
mor" valuable and more of them than
any lady of Colpeper lia- ever received,
Mi-s Wickle wa? ;, univers d favorite
- arc out t ir a double wed.ling at
Alum Spring Church mi th" 7th of
June, when Mr. Samuel F Kix.-y will
be wedded to Mi-- Foonie Bell and
Mr. Powell Humphries, i f Brandy, to
Mi-s Reno, both daughters ot 11
M Newhouse, of Rixeyville, After the
marriage they will go North on B I ridol
trip, and oh their return will Bettle,the
first named couple at Catalpa and the
latter at Brandy Station, where the
gentlemen are respectively engaged in
A Victory for Eoisevelt.
Albany, N V, May 97. Roosevelt'a
individuality has In en respoosibl? for
?me of the most successful extraordinary
-i--ion- ..t' the S'at?' Legislature in the
history of New York State politics.
With every prospect of the defeat "f Ins
suggested amendments to the original
Foul Franohise Tas bill ho ha? tri?
umphed over all opposition. The Leg.
islature has adj .timed sine di?; after
having pas-el the following measure?:
The remendad Ford Franchise Tax
bill, an appropriation of |70 ?mm from
the State frea-ury to pay the exp.-n-?
of the part the State will take m add
ing to the reception to be tendered Ad?
miral Dewey, an appropriation of |10,<
o'xi with which to enable the Btal
commission t > carry out the provi?! ins
of the Ford Franchis.. Tax bill, an ap?
propriation of fix, 000 to meet th" 01
pcii-es of tlm extraordinary BOialoo of
Sehley i Weitera Trip
Denver, Ool , May 17.?Rear Admiral
Sehley received a wild Western wel?
come in this city yesterday. In fact
his journey from Omaha was a contin?
uons ovati n Thousands of people
greeted hun at the various towns along
the 111 if? and a multitude turned out in
this city to give hun welcome. There
w ?- a recption for Mrs Sehley at the
Q .vernor's mansion during the after?
noon Admiral Bcttley ihook hand.?
With m my thousands at the State house
from 1 to 8 o'clock During the morn?
ing hours the party WON driven DV< r
Fight in Louisa
Richmond, Vi , May 87.?At Louis?
this morning John O May and R L
G Barret, son of Dr N. C. Bairef, an
old physician of the place, had a fight
About sundown this afternoon the d ?3*
tor and May met. Words passed, ami
the two attacked each other with chair?.
Finally they clinched, When young
Birr-i appeared on the BOOM and shot
May in the abdomen May's physicians
d i not think the wound a mortal one
All tho partms to the trouble are high?
Fur Over fifty Year?
.Mr?. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup has
been uned for over fifty year? by mil?
lions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect suc?es* It
soothes the child, softens the gum?,
allays all paius, cures wind colic, and
Is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer im?
mediately. Sold by Druggist? in every
part of the world. Twenty-five centi
a bottle. Be sure and ask for ' Mrs
Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, '
To the Republican Voter? and Friend? ot
Stafford, Co., Va :
I congratulate you uponjthe magnif?
icent victory achieved on the M day
of May, over combines and tho un?
limited use of money and whiskey.
M. K Lowry, Chairman.
On Wednesday afternoon, May 17th,
Bethany church, in Spotsylvania coun?
ty, wa? the ?cene of a pretty marriage.
The contracting parties WON Miss Vir?
ginia Mills and Mr. Willie A. Young
The bride aud biide's maids wen? at?
tired in white organdies with white
ribbon trimmings.and the bride oarried
a bouquet of orange blossoms, The mar?
riage wa? followed by a reception.
Death of Mr?. Wm. Wtav.r.
A telegram was received here yester?
day from Philadelphia announcing the
death of Mrs. Mary La, Weaver, wife tf
Win Weaver, formerly of King George,
Va. She was the daughter of the late
George Ayler, of this city, and was
fifty-live year? old Heart disease is
the cause of her death. She leaves a
imsiiiml, son and three daughters.
Wheat. 60 to us ; oorn.llM to 40, meal ?5
to 90 per 100 pounds; oats, 27 to aVj
turkeys live,7 toScts. dressed 11 to 12 ;old
fowls (live), 6 to 6,1-,' ; spring chicken?,
17 to U cts. per Ho. ; lard, 7
to ? ; eggs, 10 to 11 cts. ; butter
15 to 20; hams, '?> to 10, Irish
potatoes, 80 to 90 ; sweet potatoes,
50 to 7"> ; beef, 3 to If? : veal
4 to l'?; Pork, 4 to 41 . ; hides
(green),? to 7 ?hides (dry).? to 10 ?hide?
(green) salted. 7 to 9.
Wool? Unwashed, US to 1?; washed,
21 to 22.
TO? oral? Markst
The grain markets closed yesterday
as follows :
Chicago?Wheat, May 7t!1., ; Julv
n% ; Sept. 7ii'? ; Corn, May 32, July
M ; May oat?, 21.
New York- Southern wheat 76 to
88j Southern corn, 40 to 41.
Baltimore ? Southern wheat, 70 to 7s
Southern ^?rn, 40 to 41
Richmond?Wheat. 70 to 77 oorn.
42 to 43
Alexandria? Wheat, "5 to ?S ; corn
40 tr 41
OblUtraB s Day s? rvl<
b tii H
Th? prog i ? .' the
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by M ?
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I'rm. ?. v ?
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fatioii, \ L
the Old I
Lou icm '
Don! - :
tell I ,
and Mi- V n
Mi-- I <
Wright, , t . : . ami
th" vi- ?
T? the Voters if Kmg rjisrg*
1. Ige Hi.| Kll
. faith! ill!;.
f?T me during t?., la it for th.
'. ? ippre
olote the h mor y
eil opon In the
futur.-, a- l havi
char)."- tu :ti an
honeet, faithful ai orner
T o those, srh? ? >
against nie and -.?. t in tbelr
conviction- [ dei
ankind feelings but w
to meet fbem in a m -t ti
cordl il w iv Again thank.'
who gap] ? ted me, I remain
Your? very ttuly,
? F. i '>
TO. Hospital Cfmul'tel
A m ?? ting ? ( ? he ' ? tal \
lion was h.- th?
report of th
a lopted, i . i the
ooatraotor settled with ?
Coney Island, near Ncv .
was fit hun?
dred building? v. ved in the
Bowery dii . Somes sp e ad
over -evn i
irly a mlllii
The S albora H mpany will
erect a poaHOOg r
Proposals for Lumber
For Tree [fridge.
Beoled proposals will i?- received np
to 18 m 8 ' '. for
tarnishing BE \
LINA PINK tor i
log qoontil n
2o,ooo feei Brl ...
18 18 feel I
Said lumber f.? be deliv
Brin-Rcand ; heorge
W. Wroten,,'..,., Prop
serves the right '
Q A "hall man.
.1 T Knight,
valua??a Farm For sale.
As labstitnted trastee, I will r-tTef
for sale, OH
JUNE 15. h, 180Q, at 12 M
in front of James Roach's Auction
House, th?> Farm, one mils ratore F.?i
month, containing in-? ocrsa n
less, owned by the late George J. Light?
ner. It is hum' mm iry I be this
property, as its close pn xiunty to i ,
mouth and Prederloksburg moke II a
desirable farm for trucking DOT]
The buildings, oonsiating of dwelling
and oufh> 00) -. ure in a fair state of re
TBBMfl OF BALK:
One-third O.i.sh, balance in one and
two yenrs, bearing interest from day of
W. S 0HE8LE*i .
my.'io-w Iw Tru-t? B
Summer Scbcol (M Ifntio
From .Inn? oh to September l-t
plications will be received at an?- time
by letter, in care of Mr It I'. Konx
and in person afler June l?l
a?signed for instraetion In Piano, or?
gan, Voice, Harmony, etc DRAW?
ING. POINTING fiND DEC?
ORATING ?" ?pe< iol lamme? rate?.
Mrs. Sanborn Voice, ami Mis
W?ood, Art. Cir.'iil ir- >1 tnt? rmatnui
ready June 1st.
W : IRN
In care of Mr R. T. K
ma Hi-1 m
f? *|*\ The Famous
Cow Peas. 3
\\K AKK IIK.Oho v I; It- '
Southern specialtl?-?, Including Sopa lU-.n?,
Velvet Bean?, Pearl or Cat-tail Min
HermiMla Orass, BaiOOfSI Cfq, Spanish Pea?
nut!?. Chulas, sorghums, etc.
W rit.- for iirie.-s, .-nul our int. nesting Cut.il-.gu?
giving full infoi
?T. W. WOOD A SONS, . Rich*???*!, V?,