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THURSDAY.H'NK 1 . 1899
THE FREE LANCE published tri weejkd]
aaan independent newspaper, Islooated at 806
Oommeroe (or William it-). Krederlcheburf,
rirtInla, and is issued on Tuesday. Thursday
and 8aturday mornlnss by "The Free
Lana? Newapaeer, Book end Jab
Printing Cemsesy at Fred?rl?ka
Its subscription Terms ere- H-W per year.
11.00 for 8 months. 78 oentt for? months, or
?0 oents 'or 4 months.
Its advertising Bates are for one square ot
ten lines or less, flrst Insertion.?!) cents.and S6
cents for each additions. Insertion. tlU.UOper
square per year. No jiotttton i^r-an r?nd n*
foreign culvtrtitetntnU art taken at a le** rate
ikon our aom? patron? poy. The -ight is re
served to reject or modify any advertisement
is deeme?! llbelous or otherwise objectionable.
fearly advertisers discontinuing- dur?iR- the
year will be ebarsed invariably at transient
?11 letters reoommendlDjr candidates for
ornee must be paid for to insure their pub'.i
Besolutlons of respect to deceased members
passed by societies, oorporations.Msoclstlons,
or other organisations will be invariably
obaryed for as advertising matter.
AM oommuntoatiuns of every character
should be addressed to "'THK KKKB LANCB7'
Weather forecast for bred
ericksburg and vicinity
Probably thunder storms
Thursday morning, followed
by fair and eooli r brisk south
winds in theafternoon.
The Smiths, in Caroline Mid King
George, won last Thursday. The etbc
lent treasurer of Caroline was re-elect?
ed, and the excellent supervisor by that
name in King George was properly
given another term
On his way West last week Admiral
Schley ascended Pike's IVak, in Colo?
rado, and on Sunday made a short ad?
dress at the Mormon Templo la Salt
Lake, Utah, after the servies there
There is a glut of yellow gold m this
country, ami I'ncle Sam has more than
he can count, for there is a thousand
million of the metal. For the first time
in history the luited States lias more
gold than any other nation. Tho world's
output of the yellow stuff has nearly
trebled in ten years, ami it is intimated
that the rnsh of gold into the mints
may suspend the free coinage of that
President McKinley, accompanied by
Congressman Crosvenor, of Ohio, at?
tended the graduating exercises of the
law department of the Howard Uni?
versity at the Oongregational church in
Washington, on last Monday .uight and
delirered the diplomas to the graduating
class,most of whom were negroes. After
the diplomas had been conferred,
??I congratulate yon and I congratu?
late my country on what I see here to?
night. I do not believe that any race
has made the progress in the last
thirty five years that yours has. Sn;h
a race is not to be sneered at, but may
well lead us to see if the rest of us are
keeping pace with their progress."
An exchange says ?'e" is the most
unfortnnate letter in the English alpha?
bet, because it is never io cash, always
in debt and never out of danger. It
forgets that the aforesaid letter is never
in war bot always in peace. It is the
beginning of existence, the commence?
ment of ease and the end of trouble.
Without it there would be no bread, no
water, no meat, no life, no gospel, no
Jeans, no father, no mother.no brother,
no sister, no home.no earth, no heaven,
no eternity. Surely "e" is a most
And to these beautiful combinations
might be added that the letter (e,doubly
occurs in " queen " and love, for the
world loves the grand old woman now
on the British throne, and "e " occurs
io love, queen and throne.
Two pages of pictures in the June
Ladies' Home Journal, giving views
of the places "Where Our Presidents
an Buried," recalls the fact that four
of the first five of our Chief Executives
sleep in the soil of Old Virginia
The picture shows that the grave of
President Tyler, at Richmond, Va., is
absolutely unmarked?even by a small
headstone. Visitors to Hollywood Cem?
etery are shown a scarcely preemptible
moaud, over which a magnolia tree
spreads it shade in snmnier, as the
resting place of our tenth President.
The burial, places of all the others are
marked with monuments or tombs, ex
oept those of the two Adamses, who
are buried under the portico of the
Pirat Ohurch at (?uinoy, Massachu?
Here is a matter that Oov. Tyler
should bring to the attention of our
next Legislature, at least The Free
Lance thinks so. But why do not ex
President Tyler's direct heirs attempt
something in the matter, at least to
mark the grave with a headstone?
The Free Lanoe is gratified that 5,000
are taken out of the civil service
methods by McKiuley's recent order,
and that provision is made to take out
more. McKinley has done one good
thing. He has given "Bnivel servis"
a black eye. Among those yet pro?
tected are the disbursing officials of the
departments at Washington, including
Mr. R. B Merchant, of the P. O. D.
Mr. M. has made a faithful and
acceptable otttoer. The view of the
northern men as to this civil service
order is about expressed by The
New York World, which says :
President McKinley today issued an
order removing absolutely from the
operations of the civil service law about
0,000 of the most important places
among the 05,000 in the classified lists.
Tbeae plates include hundreds that pay
C salaries and should be and are now
1 by men who are especially quali?
fied for the duties. In addition to this
direct turning over as spoils all these
places for whioh examination is par?
ticularly neoessary and from which
examination excludes those whose
talents are purely "political," Mr. Mc?
Kinley haa ao modified the rules that it
is now possible to appoint "the faith?
ful" to laborers positions without ex?
amination and then advanoo to any
positions, however high, without their
oaring to pees a ooinpotitive examina
The regular noni
? f the regular
convention put at
the head Of The
Watchman'? o i
uni n s T. .1 Down?
ing for Ooantoo
James A. Chown
ing for sherifl and
for clerk ?will Is'
elected by OB over
That Mr. Brent,
?is Democratic can
dldete, \m?u jester
dey beaten for com
missioner of the
revenue l>v the
treachery of Demo?
cratic leaders is
stamped upou the
face of the rt turns,
aud there is not a
fair minded mau
in the county who
whelming mejori- j does not believe it
ty. The action of ? and feel it today
the great body of ' The people did t?? >t
our people in vot- ! do it Their votes
ingfot and electing and Wishes would
the gentlemen at have overwhelm?
ingly electt d htm
our mast head il
very gratifying to
The Watchman, as
it i* a recognition
uot only of the
worth of the nom
mees and the good
sense and judg
.lient Of the people,
bet is slsoevideooe
of the fact that The
sents the people's
best interests -
The foregoing, from the Watchman,
is headed '"Election Retorne Forecast. "
The other is the vigorous hut useless
kick of the Oitiseo over the result. It
seems the Republicans g t one of!
a result of the dissensions.
The foregoing article from the Watch?
man and the one elsewhere from the
Watchman, looks like "robbing it ' on
the Oitixen, but we await the Oitieen'a
vigor?os reply Possibly throughout
the Stete, over th? senatorial question,
the Democrat? may be split and Repnb?
lieena may slip in. Tue Free Lance
confesses that it d.ies not understand
the Citizen. Does that paper mean
that the count was not a fair oner
But after all Sisson was ool ?
in Lancaster. Brent is certified as
elected by ten votes It seems the
Watchman is not a prophet and the
Oitiseo "kicked" too soon.
i 1) That in 1901 about $130.000 will
be an additional iodebtedoess against
(I) That an appropriation of about
1300,000 is needed toeolerge the peniten?
tiary and was asked for during the lest
lei That there are over .UK? lunatics
now oonfined in the jails of the State
and that an appropriation of at leest
1300.000 is necessary to enlarge the hos?
pitals and asylums to ROOJmmodate
these unfortunat'-s now costing double
price in the j uls.
Looking at these three items alone
who can blame editor Bibb for taking a
stand for vigor?os retrenchment in Older
to save business men from higher li
Densea and taxpayers from higher texa
tl. n :
W( a-k. will the present revenue
meet these expenses? N >
State TieeenrerHerman hasgivenont
the statement that the past two legisla?
tures have retrenched to the amount of
about 170.000 But, hold your horses 1
About |56 000 of the $70.000 resolte from
forcible collections under the land Orab
hers' Act, an.l this money is far differ?
ent from retrenchment. In fact it l?
not retrenchment at all
Where is this $690,000 to cue frotn'
The News apparently forgets that
there will be a new land assessment
in 1900, and that values instead of in?
creasing may be decreased. Perhaps
the legislature's only resort will be to a
franchise tax 'akin !<< that jost enacted
in the state of New York.
Wilkins Taylor,of King George,went
to King George Court House last Thurs?
day and voted, as he thought, for his
favorites. A few minutes later he call?
ed on Henry Coghill to have a|3o check
cashed. To his surprise he found he
had voted his check instead of his bal?
lot A like incident occurred in Fred
ericksburg more than a quarter of a
There was a rush of Cohan soldiers to
apply for a share of the American grat?
uity fund in Havana on Monday.
One case of yellow fever has already
appeared at New Orleans, Louisiana,
and smallpox has re-appeared in Dan?
The Duke and Duchess De Amos, tin
Spanish minister and his wife, have
reached New York city.
Native Judges Namsd
Manila, May 80?An order has been
issued re-establishing Philippine courts
which have been closed sinoethe Ameri?
can occupation began. It revives the
Spanish system, except whejg^he latter
conflicted with the sovereignty of the
The oath prescribed begins with this
sentence :"I recognize and accept the su?
preme authority of the United States of
The Filipino members are prominent
lawyers. Arreiano is the leader of his
profession in the islands. In the early
stages of the Filipino movement he was
Aguinaldo's principal adviser. Aranita
?m? a member of Aguinaldo's first cabi?
net. Mellizo was president of the native
government at Iloilo. Torres is the
leader of local committee working with
the United States oommission to con
ciliato tne fighting Filipinos.
Spanish willbetheoHlcial language of
the courts- There has been agitation
among the British and American busi?
ness men and the American lawyers
who came to the Philippines to make
fortunes, to have the English code
and language adopted, but Gen. otis
concluded that it would be unwise
even if practicable, to upset long usage
He thought it best to give to the natives
oourts using the language to which
they have been accustomed.
The Spanish salaries proved a stumb?
ling block to obtaining good men, the
highest being only $2,5(H), but the
Spanish judges received foes which are
Two correspondents of a New York
newspaper have been disbarred for fab?
ricating an interview with Lawton,
dated Manila, May 8$, aud for evading
District of Columbia
Charles Busey, the negro who was
alleged to have assaulted Mrs. Ada
Hardy near Gorgetown, D. O., last
week, bas been released from enstody.
Mrs. Hardy oonld not identify him
positively, though she pioked him ont
from a group who were stood up in
Wheeler in Rn*toc.
Boston, Mass t May ?0 There is a
tremendous nusation here over the
arrival today of Gen J * Wheeler, of
Alabama, and an attack made upon
him by Col D?mmen, of Hancock, a
member of Ohelsea Post, Union Vet
erans' Union, at the Mrrioei hold last
Sunday night by Gen. Hooket Com?
mand at Harvard Street HaptistHiuroh
The assertion was made latoi that
Col Dammerscorrectly expressed the
sen time ata if a majority of the mem
ben of Hancock !' it, who would not
be largely npresented at the exercises
held by Kinsley Post in Boston Theatre
Col. D?mmen sud
"How could the rebel generals apolo?
gise? What could they do, anything,
to atone for what they have donor The
killing of all our Union soldiers was
not a thing they could atone tor .should
they devote their lives to the attempt
"What a mistake our dear great?
hearted President, Mr McKinley, has
made in allowing a Confederate badge
to be pinned upon his breast. Itativr
should he have -pumod it and said,
??Take ha k your badge; 1 am Presi?
dent of the United States and cannot
wear it '
"It is outrageous to have torn
Wheeler hero on Decoration Day Why
couldn't a I'nion man bo found?
"It would be a just judgment should
the roof of the Boston theatre fall in
when he should make an address under
?nob auspices. This changing of text
- and alter.ifi m of history has
gone tOO f ir "
C mmander-in-chief of the M.iss.v
chusetts department Union Veterans'
., Water I. K en h, or Bro kton,
"I coincide with what Ool D?mmen
said excepting so for as ho says it
would ho a just thing if the roof of
tho building m which Gen. Wheeler
is to speak should fall. The frequency
with which tho rebels' have been drag
gad into patriotic celebrations in the
North is shameful. It should be stop?
ped Bo far as 1 have hoard from the
members of the Union Veterans they
are in accord in tho main with what
Mr Dammers said :"
(?en. Wheeler, who is to d?lirer the
Memorial Day address before Edward
W. Kinsley Post 133, Q. A It. , hero
tomorrow, is accompanied by two of
Oammander John E. Oilman, of the
State Encampment of the Grand Army,
Chairman Adams and E. D. Stillings,
n] resenting the committee which
had boon appointed by Kinsley
Post to entertain the General during
his stay m Boston ; Ool W D. Bohlen
of the Gorernor'a stat?, and represen
tatireaof the Woman's Relief Oorpa
met the general at the station and ,
cortod him to his hotel.
General Wheeler was the guest of
honor at a luncheon tendered hnn by
the reception oommittee at the Algon?
quin Club in the afternoon. (Jor.
tl \sas present to extend the wel?
come of the 0 uimionwealth.
After the luncheon there was a r?cep?
tion at which members of the club and
Kinsley Post greeted the guest. Mayor
l^uincy took Gen, Wheeler and the
reception committee for a ride through
Ar? grand, but Skin Eruptions rob
life of j >y. Kucklen's Arnica Salve,
cures them, also old. Running and
Fever Bores, Ulcera, Boils,Felona,Oorns
Wartf, Cnfs, limises. Hum?, Scalds,
('happed Hands, Chilblains. Host Pile
cure on earth Drives out Pains and
Aches Only &5otA a box. Cure gua?
ranteed. Sold by M M. Lewis, Drug?
Canada and the Unit?**! State*
The Washington, D. 0 , Post says:
' ? There is little doubt that our gov?
ernment is inclined to retaliatory con?
siderations against Canada, and the
discouraging results of the negotiations
in London lo iking to the clearing of
the field for the re assembling of the
Canadian Joint Commission. It is
gathered that the British Foreign Of?
fice, which had seemed desirous to meet
Mr. Choate's advances in the spirit of
compromise that promised well, has
been again influenced by Canada's re?
fusal to agree to anything less than a
concession of all their demand?, which
has stopped all progr?s
"The Department of State has re?
ferred to the Treasury Department the
arrangement of a plan to protect the
interests of the United States, and a
decision from Secretary (?age is expeot
ed very soon The Treasury Depart?
ment has now two courses open, both
being retaliatory. The first is the prep
aration of an amendmeut to the tariff
act largely increasing the duties on
lumber and forest products imported
into the United States from Canada
MAY BXCLUDI LUMBER.
"There is,possibly,another course A
seotion of the Dingloy act authorizes
the United States government, in casos
where countries impose an export duty,
to add the ?quivalent of such export
duty to the import on such goods com?
ing into the United States. The Cana?
dian government is not imposing in so
many words an export duty on logs,but
it has prohibited their exportation
The question before Secretary (?age is
whother this prohibition may not be
regarded as,in principle,tho same thing
as an excessive and therefore prohibi?
tive export tax. If this view is sound,
the Treasury has already at hand tho
measure of retaliation it seeks in the
shape of an order prohibiting the im?
portation of Canadian logs into the
United States, whi"h would hoar very
heavily upon other provincos in Canada
outside of Ontario. "
Jones Anl Martin.
Tho Richmond correspondent of the
Index Appeal says:
' 'A Richmoud gentleman just returned
from the Northern Neck whore he visit?
ed Mr Jones at the latter's home says
the congressman is very silent as to the
possibility of becoming a candidate.
The Richinouder thinks Mr. Jones will
tinally yield to tho wishes of his friends
and run, provided no one else can be
induced to make the fight.
The Martin people are strongly or?
ganized in Riohmond. They are will?
ing to wager money that he can carry
the city by a large majority ovor any
one who may oppose him. The endorse?
ment of the senator by the Central
Trades and Labor council recently is
the talk of the town and caused Martin
stock to go op. The connoil represents
all organized labor in Riohmond and
the action of the body was unanimous. ' '
More Volunteer? to b? Called Kor
The Washington, D 0., Post says:
Although nut offloially admitted, it is
generally known iti inner circles that
leading oflloen of the administration,
iucludiug the President and his priuoi
pal adviiers in the War Department,are
seriously considering th? question of
another call for volonteera to aid in the
suppression of the Insurrection in the
Philippines Latest Official advices
from Manila indicate that there are
very small prospects of an early sub?
mission to the sovereign! y of the United
States on the part of Aguinaldo and
numerous followers The rainy sens,m
has begun in earnest m the archipelago
and has compelled the withdrawal of
the American troops to their inner lines,
winch action, it Is seid, bas encouraged
the insorgeota t > the belie! that (Jen
Otis is discouraged and will undertake
no more aggressive steps until he has
reci-iveii larK'" reinforcement? from the
Tinted States Meanwhile the Filipino?
have withdrawn 11 then remaining
strongholds in the Interior, and are em
ploying tlnir time to strengthening
their position with a riew tu resistance
as long a-, possible Active held opera
tiooa are practioallj Impossible during
the rainy ?eoson, ami it is ?add Iba!
Gen, <>tis win noofloe ins tacticsiothe
nenr future to retaining hi- |
and holding the enemy m check.
The rainy ?eOSOa usually OOOtiOOes
about three months, and 1? not i >
to terminate ?uffloiently for a resomp
n.in of active military operation? hv
unaeollmated troops bel ire the end of
WILL LO?E SERVICE? OF TIIK VOLUN
During this enforced peri d "I ooov
parative idleness Gen. Otis will lose the
valuable assistance of nearly all of the
volunteer troops which have heretofore
been the mainstay of his army, and
their place? will lx? pattly supplied by
regular troops BOW 00 tin ir way to the
Philippines These regulars Iwing
mostly raw recruits and anaocllmated,
will hardly bo as effloient at tirst as tin
veteran volunteers who have had the
experience of a year'? campaign of con?
stant and severe lighting The home
m .veinent of th.- volunteers will begin
in a day or two, aud it is stated at the
War Department that the last of them
will have left Manila by the end of
.lime or early in July.
KKW VOLUNTEERS WILL RI ENLIST.
The efforts of the \\ ar Department to
indooe the volunteers in the Philippines
to re enlist have been ?U tceaafol only to
a very ?mull degree. Notwithstanding
the offer to allow such of these men
who re-enlist travel pay am Hinting to
nearly $r.oo in euch osee, it is reported
that not more than enough men t i or?
ganise two full regiments have been
secured out of the entire eighteen vol?
unteer regiments now In the Philip?
pines When the volunteers who are
c lining home hove left the archipelago,
ami all the regulars destined to thai
country, im lulling those nt111 in the
I nited States preparing for the voyage,
have reached there, General Otis will
have an army of about 23,000 men
This number includes also the volun?
teers who have indicated a willingness
to re enlist 111 the service
Military experts who have given the
subject much thought ami study are
practically agreed that an army of the
?ise Indicated li not ?offlcienl for the
enforcement of the sovereignty of the
United States within a reis neble -p ?. e
of time, and that the only possible way
to oooqoer the Insurgents is to piece in
the held an efficient army of at least
THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW.
It is said that the President and his
advisers have reluctantly concluded that
force istheonly possible way of bringing
the Filipinos to terms, and that there fit
now small likelihood of the peaceful
surrender of the insorgeota as a result
of pending negotiations with the
commission, at any rate not bef ?e the
end of the rainy season. These consid?
erations have ab.iut satisfied the officers
of the administration that a decioOd
and immediate reinforcement of Gen?
eral Otis' army is absolutely essential
to a successful prosecution of the pres?
ent policy. As there are no more regu?
lar troops available for service in the
Philippines without impairing the
strength of the military forces in Cuba,
Porto Rico aud other places, the Presi?
dent's only recourse, in case he decides
to increase the army in the Philippines,
is by a call for volunteers.
Inder the law he has authority to
recruit Ht000 volunteer? in case of ne?
cessity, but the impression now pre?
vails at tho War Department that he
will not now take full advantage of his
discretion in that regard. In military
circles, where the matter has been un?
der serious discussion for several days
past, the opinion prevails that a call for
volunteers is inevitable, but that the
President will conclude that M.000 ad?
ditional men will be sufficient for the
enforcement of the present policy of the
government in the Philippines.
Will Not Hear Whsrlsr
Boston, May B0.?At the close of the
memorial services at the Harvard Street
Biptist Church Sunday, at which the
.Joseph Hooker Command, No. !i, U.V.
U-, was present, Col. John D.initno.s.a
member of the Chelsoa G. A. R. Post,
severely criticised the wearing of a Con
federate badge by President McKinb-v
and the action of the E. W. Kinsley
Post in asking General Wheeler to de?
liver a Memorial day address.
Col. Dammor's remarks were received
with tremendous applause. Dot Bal?
lett, colonel of tho command, said after
meeting that while Col Dammer's re
marks may have been a little radical,
he undoubtedly represented the views
of most of the members, and that
practically very few of the latter would
be present at the Boston Theater Dec?
Mrs Michael Curtain.Plainfbdd,111.,
makes the statement, that die caught
oold, which settled on her lungs; she
was treated for a month by hor family
physician, but grew worse. He told
her she was a hopeless viotim of con?
sumption and that no medicine could
cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr.
Kiug'sNew Discovery for Consumption ;
?he bought a bottle and to her delight
found herself beneftttod from first dose.
She continued its use after taking
six bottles, found herself sound and
well ; now doe? her own honsework,
and la as well as she ever was.?Free
trial bottle? of thi? Great Discovery at
M. M. Lewi?' Drug Store Only 50
cents and $1 00, every bottle guaran?
What Will B" the Iisus in 1"
The Washington Peel
"A Demoeratifl organ which hours
th? autographia endorsement of Mr
Pryan, an organ whose orthodoxy he
OOmmends in an especial manner, do
Clares that, while the party must tight
the trusts in 1900, it must do so' by
pointing out a specific remedy. ' If do.
"lares that a national platform that
would make a general charge against
tho trusts ami not offer inch a remedy
'Would bo a dreadful fraud against tho
people ' And this organ adds these
'The Democratic National Conven
tion of 1900 will commit im such blun?
der. It will point out the sp?cifia
remedy for trusts, viz :
'Bimetallism at the ratio as it ex?
isted prior to | ?
'The abolition of national banks of
? A modification of the tariff so a- to
totally eliminate special privillgea.
'This h the platform <f IWM! over
again. There will be no meaningless
campaign against trusts '
"The st Louis Republic, the lead?
ing Dim ?ratio paper in Missouri, has
been for a long time extremely shy of
16. toi, but has not recanted that faith
l'h" Republic is an enthusiastic sup?
porter of or lea.let in the .tilt I tllist
crnsada it says
'The campaign against the trusts,
by the full strength of the na
tlonal Democratic organisation, will
ceaae only when the trust evil has been
adequately obecked and the safety of
the i.pi" guaranteed This is the
meaning of the magnificent gathering
seen in the Coliseum last night, a
meaning fully Impressed upon the
mind of the country at large through
the addresses del trend by the leaden
of the Democratic party The move
men! thus begun in -o Impnsstve a
manner will not fl ig from this time
forward 1' is destined to the trium?
phant culmination of justified vict iry
m the name of the people ' '
It also quotes Oougreasmen lUnk
I " id, of Alaban i, and Mi yer, of
I. mlsiana, as foil
?? speaking of the Presidential cam?
paign mxt year, Mr Bank head Mid
tlllt he did not believe the silver ques?
tion would be as prominent as it was
in IWM, although the Democrats would
still be committed to free coinage He
thinks that the Democrats would Ih>
win to make an sggrcesire tight
sgainst tr?ete, and eited an incident
which came to his attention "ii the
train. ' I traveled, ' he raid, 'with a
drummer "f the Continental Tobacco
Company, who told me that 850 travel?
ing -.lie-men had been laid i IT by wire
m one day. When I asked him the
pi? n, be said it was because his com
paay had no further opposition in cer?
tain linos of tobacco, and could trans?
act their basiaees by circulars nnt
through the mail. He told me that he
had been a Republican all his life, hut
believing that the Republican party
w.is responsible for the huge combina*
ttons that were being formed, he would
hereafter rote the Dem ?ratio ticket.'
" Mr Bankhead ?ays that Bryan still
oontinuM the fav ?rite among Alabama
Dein x-iafs, though he loar? Seine talk
of ( ?orinan.
: AFRAID BUT AX. WILL Bl RtNOMI
" ' I am afraid Pryan will lie rcn< nil
iiated, ' said Repr.ntativo kfeyi
Louisiana ' 1 say afraid beeaaaa l am
doubtful whether he can lead th" Dem
ooratio party to victory i seriously
question whether ho cm oven consoli?
date ?gam the forces that were with
him in 1896. If we make silver the
prominent inue, we will be handi?
capped, to say the laail
"'My own judgment is that our
light should bo ehietly directed agiin-t
trusts. 1 know that in my own city
of New Orleans the feeling against
thses oombinations is very bitter, and
his lately manifested Itself in definite
form, we have had a meeting of the
largest and mo-r oonserratin mer?
chants, who protest against the growth
of trusts is based up m the injury done
to -mall dealers Toe m-n wlm partici?
pated hi the movement are not politici?
ans, bit they see the danger that
threatens. They know that thoy rail
not rely upon the Republican party
.up mit these oombinati ma, ami
the people nal i M the same thing, so
that the country will naturally look to
the Donnerais to make tho light. ' "
Story of a Slave.
To be bound hand ami foot for yean
by the chains ol dieeaas is the worst
form of slavery. George D. Williams,
of Manchester, Ifioh tells hOW lUOfa a
slave was made freo Ho says : "My
wife has been so helpless for live years
that she could not turn over in bed
alone. After using two bottles of
Electric Differs, she is wonderfully Im?
proved and able, to do her own work. "
l'his supreme remooy for female dis?
eases quickly cures nervousness, sleep
ss, melancholy, headache, back?
ache fainting and dizzy spells. This
inirac'o working medicine is a godsend
to weak, sickly,run down people Every
bottle gnaranread. only B0 cents. Bold
by M M. L'-wis, Druggist.
Cane Almost Hopeless.
London, May 27.?The Foreign Office
official, at London, England, confirms
the statements made by the N?w York
correspondent of tho London Times to
tho effect that th" aosfotiations with
tho Canadian government on the sub
jii't of Alaska have reached an almost
hopoloss stage, owing to tho insistence
of the Canadians that thoy receive a
slice of Alaska, which apparently pre?
clude any agreement being reached on
the sabject between the Amorican and
Canadian High C >mmissioners.
Tho newspapers horo reprodnco the
Now York dispatch, with coinmont,
generally regretting tho situation but
objecting to tho conclusions that Cana?
da is blam ible Tho Globe says :
"The Canadians would bo far loss pa?
triotic than thoy are if they yielded to
what thoy lonsider to bo an unjust and
indefensible demand for the sake of tho
establishment of more friend y rela?
tions with their big neighbor. "
Continuing, the (?lobo remarks that
the Times, "by publishing its corre?
spondent's unjudicial summing np, has
adopted the sure?t way to inflamo pub
lie opinion on both sides of the At?
The Westminstor Cazette says :
?? We certainly hope a bettor face can
lie pr.t on things, so far as we are non
corned, hnt the deadlock seems very
The St. James Oizntto thinks Amari?
nan politics are playing an important
part in the situation, and says :
"The Republicans are disposed to a
friendly arrangement with England, but
it must be. on terms so favorable to
America that tho Democrats will have
no exeu'o to say thoy yielded their in
terests to Great Britain."
Por Over rifty Tears
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mil?
lions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect eacceiw. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pains, cures wind eolio, and
Is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer im?
mediately. 8 lid by Druggist? in every
part of the world Twenty-five cents
a bottle. Be sore and aak for 'Mrs
Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, '
Long Delayed Civil Service Order.
Last Monday Presiden! McKinley an?
nonnced a senes of amendments to the
civil-service rules, which t.iUe . tit of
the olassilied civil service about live
thousaml otlices The amendments also
provide that hereafter thousands of sp
pointments to punitions la the executive
departments shall be made on tesfN of
fitness prescribed by the heads of those
department?. Instead of the clrll-servlce
The government printing office is not
withdrawn from the operation of the
eivil sei vice set and rules It remains
Within Hie Olseslfied service
it h maint lined by the advocates of
civil sei vie? reform that by this order
President McKinley has taken a loeg
step b ickward toward the ?poil? ?yafa m,
It is churned that the competition -y
tem, on which the civil service act and
thecirll-servioe rules rest, has been
INJURIOUS TO THE SERVICE.
.lohn R Procter, President of the
civil servios commission, when asked
us to the, -iiect of the amendments, seid
"1 have had Opportunity only to give
them a cursory examination Kidieal
- h l ve been made, changes which
I ' ? lieve most work harm to the class!
lie.I -erviee. The coin III 1 ?s loll Was not
consulted about these ohanges "
By far the majority of ptaees exempt?
ed conaiat "f deputy marshal? and deputy
, Hi. etors, storekeepers and ganger?,
attorneys, assistant attorneys.
wardens, chaplain? and physicians m
United states penitentiaries ami the
various p.,s tum- in Alaska The num?
ber of deputy marshal? m each state is
insi 1< table, and these alone will ag
gregate ? large port of the exemption?
There la great j y on the part of the
mporary employes of the War
Department because of the fnot that
under the I'r. lident'i oivil service
order, they may be given perma?
nent appointment in the classified
eivil service at the discretion of the
Secretary of \v.tr Under former con
dittoes their tenure of cilice was uncer?
tain ami terminable at the option of
the head of the department. They
may be appointed to permanent places
and be under the same protection as
ither employes in the olamlfied.
SPANISH WAR VETERANS.
Utile ; of the civil-service act is
amended so as to give to persons honor?
ably discharged from service in the
army or navy of the United States in
the Spanish-American war, as well a?
the veterans in the civil war. preference
in the making of appointment? The
term of eligibility, heretofore one yenr
fron the date of the entry of the name
if the eligible candidate on the civil
service commission's register, is extend!
4 for a further period of one year in
the discretion of the commission.
Rule :i is so amended as to exempt
persons win' served in the war with
Spain from the one year limit in the
matter of reinstatement after discharge
from the service The provision also
applies alike to the windows of *wh
-..Idlers, but the former provision, in?
cluding nurses, is eliminated Rein?
statements generally may be mule
hereafter without regard to length of
time of separation where dismissal from
the service has been due to a reduction
of force ?peoiflcally required by law.
Biimarck's Iron Nerv?
Was the result of his splendid health.
Indomitable will and ttemendoes en?
ergy are not found where Stomach,
Liver, Kidneys nnd Bowels are out of
order. If ymi want these qualities and
the su-iess they bring, use Dr King's
New Life Pills. They develop every
piovr of brain and body. Only Mo at
M M Lewis' drag store.
Ib'wey Improves Slowly.
Hong Kong, May DO - Since his ar?
rival here, May t.',, on board his Bag*
ship, the L'. S. cruiser Olympia, Ad?
miral Dewey has improved in health,
but he still refuses all invitations of a
social nature. The Admiral has also
relinquished all officiel duty on hoard
the Olympia. The date of his depart?
ure for hoine is still uncertain, his in?
tention being to lemain here until he
ha? thoroughly recuperated. The air
of the high ground here is much cooler
than it will be found at any place he.
tween Hong Kong and the Mediterra?
The program for the nlyrupia's voy
age to the (Jolted States has not been
definitely decided upon. It has been
determined, however, to make a stop at
the Piraeus, from which port Dewey
will go to Athens to pay his respects to
King George, of Greece. The Olytnpi?
is bemg painted white, instead of dark
slate color, which was applied at the
breaking out ( f the late war.
Dr. Miles'Heart Cure
Cure? .1 Prominent Attorney.
Mil B.C. PRRLPS, the leadlnupension
attorney of Belfast, N. Y., writes:
"1 eaa discharged from tee am.y on
account <.f ill health, ami Buffered from
lnart troulile ever-in.-e. 1 frequently hail
fainting and smothering spells. My form
?ras beet as a naan of As, I raastenUy wore
.'iiiover.-ii.it, even in summer, for feat of
taking cold. I c^uld not attend to my busi?
ness. My rest vas broken by severe pains
about the heart ami left shoulder. Throe
years ago I iiumni'iio'd uslri? t>r. Miles'
H. ut cure, notwithstanding I hail usi .1 as
much patent medidas ami takes drags from
doctor? f * yean without being helped. I'r.
Hiles' Heart lure n-toreil me to health. It
is truly a wonderful medicine ami it affords
m mach pleasure to recommend thl? rem?
edy to everyone."
Dr. Miles1 lien.eilies |
are ?old by all ilrui;
s'.sts umier a positive]
guarantee, iir-,t bottle I
b) luliH or money IS?
fumleil. Hook on dis*
ea-.es of the heart and |
serves fr. s. Address,
1)K. MII.KSMKDH'ALCO.. Klkliart Ind.
The ladies of the Oonfederato Memo
rial Association request that all planes
of business be close?i at or before ? p.
m on THURSDAY, JUNE lst.sothat
all may he allowed to participate in the
interesting Memorial Exercises to take
jil MM at the Oemetery.
The procession will form ahont B p.
m. at the usual place, and the Mayor
hopes that this earnest desire of the
ladies iiny be universally complied
A. P. ROWE,
\\ I ARK HRADQl'AKTKRS for these and all
Southern ipeelalUM, Including Soja Beam,
Velvet Beans, Pearl or Cat-tall Millet, Teoalnte
Bermuda Ora??, Ensilage Corn, Spanish Pea?
nuts, Chufa?, Sorghunu, etc.
Write for prices, and our interesting Catalogue
giving full information about these crops.
T. W. WOOD A SONS. ? Rlcbmead, Vs.
Organdies this Time
Throe lots bought cheap, worth LO cent jrard,
?it (He. Containing Lawns, Dimitios, Striped Ba
tiste, Vassar Cloths, &c.
One lot Lace Stripe Organdies, early season's
price 15c. Thoy are yours at 8c., and v*ry cl
Ribbons to match.
One lot handsome design Organdies,w< >r1 h 1 :
Yours at 10c. Ribbons to match.
One lot French Organdies (beautie j never <>i
fered under 20c, we have them all, and they are
yours at I2*c, and Ribbons, all shades and widths,
NO OLD STYLES
to show you. When we tell you an article is ? h<
you will ilnd it true. We never advertise what we
C. W. JONES,
(leaf American Lady fats.
SHOES AND H.ATS !
Our sp bow foejplet*. a larrer and better a I .
,.,-,, ? M..I.I. i..m u/ion tinyipre w>
ihintrs In Men's Black HIHrTLJ ///r/CO? -
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m tin- ( Ity. u ? i all v em 'at tent ii m to our une ni Men'i sud n?yi '
Wallace & Company,
FREDERICKS HU KG, \ A.
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Chains. Ac, Ac,at LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH.
vv*t hei, Clocks, etc., repai'ed. Tae Best Bnectscles in ton exam
mod ireool charge.
A. LOEWENSON, Jeweler & OptkUn,
900 MAIN STIiKKT, PRBDEKICK8BURO, Y a
MRS. D. E. SMITH at CO.,
ECKENRODE, PERRY & CO.
THE BIG STORE!
We can sell you anything ynu want. CLOTHING, BHOES, HA IS. GENTS' .
PURNI8HINUS. Call and see us before you buy.
NEW SPRING CLOTHING
Men and Boy's Suits, all styles and prices
?Ii i 1.11 en's Ht in m il Su it? m ml ext m K no? l'ant?
Hats, ahirte, Overalls and Trunk? al i
Prions. Alaosgenl for Hweet, <?rr ,\ Vo -
Work Ina Pants, warrantas] nui tu rip, from
one ilullsr up, al
JAS. T. l.AYTOVN.
Proposals for Lumber
For Free Bridge.
Sealed proposals will be received up
to II in Saturday. Juno 10 1809, for
tarolsatna HEART sol ill CARO?
LINA PINE for Pre* Bridge of follow.
ing quantifies and di'tionHion
25,000 feet Bridge Jointe, lilt, is foot
?.';.,(km? foot Bridge Flooring. 2'..xS to
If, is feet Ions;.
Said lumber to be delivered at Free
Bridge.and prospsals directed to (tenrge
W. Wrotcn, Chairman of I'uhlic Crop
orly Committee Tho Committee re
serres (ho right to reject any and all
O. W Wroton, Chairman
J T Knight.
W. H Hurkamp.
W. B, COVINGTON.
Oar VAIN AN? kll.KUKI) BTI.KK'IH
BOWLING GREEN. VA.
Feeds the Hungry, Clothes the naked,
takes cart? of the nick, ami beuriw the deed.
A foil line of ' 'ollins and Casket? always
on hand to be furnished at lowrst price?.
mr7-3m W. B. OOVlN?TON.
LA KOKS r AS80RTMKNT.
I liest and most Improred makes
We are headi|iiarters foi them
Call or write us recording them.
III'I Mh.ii St.
Summer School Of Music
From June ,th to September l-f. Ap?
plications will Ik- rereiveil at any time
hy letter, in care of Mr R I. Km x
and in person after .Inne 1st.and pupil*
assigned for leetreetfoa m llano, Or?
can. Voie,-, Ilirnioiiv, etc DRAW?
ING PtlNTING AND DEC?
OR ATING "' ""?? rntP?.
Mrs. (Unborn Voice, and Mi
?rood. Art. Oireelsrs >f Inforn
teadv dune l-t.
W. II BAN BORN
in cire ,,f Mr It T. Km x
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have ever ueed the Amertt-an >:.o .urn Ink.
then jou know ?sal li I?, an i ihr ntera an
nounooneni that ?? ? ? noiorh
hut o >oti ha?? n.M i tried II ami
real!) ?rood |.eriiinnei.i eik. sinl i lie t'
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