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SATURDAY.JUNE 17? 18*
THE FREE LANCE PuM'^e?! tri weekly
asan independent newspaper. Is locatod ataje
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should be addressed to "TU Bru HI LANCi."
Weather forecast for Fred
ericksburg and vicinity.
Fair and moderate tt
ature Saturda;/. light north
And now it is said that Sharkoy is to
The anniversary of the adoption of the
Amerioan flag was appropriately cele?
brated in a number of oitics, last Wed?
nesday, Jane 14th.
The Riohmond correspondent of the
Index-Appeal is authority for the state?
ment that Congressman Jones has final?
ly and absolutely declined to be a can?
didate for the U. 8. Senate.
By a vote of a hundred and ninety
six to a hundred and sixty-one, the
British House of Commons has adopt?
ed an amendment to the London local
government bill declaring women eligi?
ble to election as Aldermen and C uu
The President has received an answer
from Prof. Louis Haupt of Philadelphia
relative to the criticisms ascribed to
him in a newspaper interview concern?
ing the Nicaragua canal commission
The professor's reply is a repudiation
of the interview. He says that he never
uttered snoh sentiment and never thought
them. The Evening Telegraph of
Philadelphia, which published it, de?
clares that he ottered every word of it
A well-aathenjicaied story comes
from Japan ?o the effect that all of the
uaen-Ot-war captured from the Chinese
In the late war between the two coun?
tries are to be returned to the Chinese
government. This is part of the pol
ley deoided on by Japan to protect her
neighbor from the inroads of the powers.
It is said that the only requirement to
be made is that China invost so many
millions in new war vessels to be built
under Japanese direction. And this
shows wisdom as well as generoasity.
Aocording to a partial canvass of the
national democratic oommittee, made
by the Chicago Times-Herald, the silver
issus, so prominent in the national
oompaigo of 1896, will be equally so
in the oampalgn of 1908, In answer to
inquiries sent oat by that paper all the
oommitteemen from whom replies were
reoeived, save only the representative
from Maine, deolared unequivocally
for the re-affirm?tioo of the Chioago
platfrom of lb??>. Replies were receiv?
ed from Georgia, Kentuoky, North Caro?
lina, Tennessee, Virginia and New
York. Campbell,of New York,was non?
Some time ago it was announced that
the oensus supervisor from the First
Congressional District of Virginia was
to be a Demoorat. This seemed to The
Free Lanoe strange, in view of the fact
that Dr. Oeo. T. Scarborough, of Aoco
mao, who was an applioant, was a Mc?
Kinley delegate to St. Louis in '1*0, and
The Free Lanoe expressed the belief
that Dr. S. would not be turned down,
and now.it Is announced that Dr. S. is
to be appointed, and so is U. R. Camp?
bell, of Warrenton, both good men
A young woman of a well-to do farn.
ily in ?iar.em, a part of New York city,
has been cured of sppendicitis in a new
aad easy way, and is rejoicing that she
has escaped the une of the surgeon'8
knife. The pstlent was 20 years of age.
She bad been under the care of two
pbysioians, one of whom bad attended
her family for years. The second phy
sloian, who had been called to attend
her. pronounced her trouble appendi?
citis, and said that an operation with
the knife mast be performed, if her life
was to be saved. She determined to ex?
haust every other treatmeat before sub?
mitting to the knife. Several weeks
ago it is said that a well known osteo?
path was o*Ued to see her. The treat?
ment whioh he applied was, in brief,
Placing one hand on the point on the
outer sarfaoe of the abdomen beneath
whioh the vermiform appendix is known
to be, with the other he grasped the
right leg of the patient st the knee. To
the leg, by a quick movement, he gave
a slight twist, repeating it several time?.
Aad that was all there was of the oper?
ation. The effect of this forced muscu?
lar action was to sqaeeae oat of the ap
paodix the particles whioh were dog
TourM-'g the proposition to
V S Senators by primarit? in Virginia
or to Bomtnate them bv a state oooven
tion, The Rlohtnond Tunis Bays
?The impression prevails, as we have
said, that the whole movement was
ooooelved in a spirit of antagonism to
Beoator Martin and that us object was
to defeat him for the Senate There?
fore it was but natural, and we are
frank to say so. that Senator Martin's
friends should have fought tin- m ve
ment in the beginning ami tiny should
have fought it to the end, even to tit?
extent of defeating the proposal. Hut a
large majority of the Demoorats of the
State lost lotereet In the May (' uifer
euoe when they got it Into their heads
that the conference was called in tin?
Inteteet of men and uot of dm ?
aud Si'iiator Martin's frlenda In the
Committee refused lo vote for >
rentioa beoaase they regarded the ap>
pll*ati n therefor ns OOmlng ?li-tin?'
lively from Senator Martin's opponent?
the granting of winch WOUld be OOB
strooted as a bl iw aiumi at the junior
We say thai all this baa hurt the
cause, aud we ate sorry There will In?
no primary next time, If Senator Dan
iel is alive, so w? may not look for
any serious agitation ul tins subject in
Virginia for the next sis fears
The DUpatoh saj -
' We reiterate our faith in its ulti?
mate succ?s? i s Nominating U s
Senators by Democratic oonventi >ns In
Virginia. A State Demooratioconven
tlofl meets in Virginia nexf year, and
when it come to framing a plutf nil
we doubt not that then ami there Dem*
ooartic opinion again will bechsllenged
on the subject Meanwhile, ''the
home-rule" plan may be inv? ked m any
county or city where the roten ar?> di?
vided in opinion as t I whom their mem
bersot the LegislstOre shoo ; support
fot the Senate And If occasi n re
quire?, this meth id pr bably will be
promptly and generally resorted to,
since our State ?' ?mmlttee ha? pointed
u ont as perferable t ? u Statt nomina?
ting oonveatioB. '
The Tinsee, It will be observed, re
gards the matter as ended, certainly for
the present. The Dispatch seem? dis?
posed to agitate it. i ( Vir?
ginia evidently view the situation as
the Tunes does, and regard it as an
incident that is c. -
The New Wirk J .urnal of Commerce
presents an est?mate, or gu-s?. of the
am ?unt Of American Bl ?cks and
returned to this country lince January
I, 1896. In the first half ol 1898 the
amount returned, it is estimated, was
$110,000,000; in the last half |11
000 In the first half of iv<!/ there
turned securities aggregate f 115, (X
These seouiifies were to a large extent,
it is supposed, sent in payment '. the
recent large excess of our ei rts
Gilt-edged investments us well M
dative holdings have been parted with.
Foreigners are afraid of American
railway securiti"?. It is uo doubt large?
ly these securities that have been ?eut
bick to America. As - pres?
ent go 3d times are over, foil iwlng the
past, it may be in order to look out for
railway failures and reorganize:
The Free Lance takes special interest
in noticing the success of those .within
its circulation ,ani'V.ig the young gentle
u.ipC and young ladies who distinguish
themselves, at the State educational
institutious.aud of these it makes men
tion as far as possible. It seems that
young Mr. Gustavus H Wallace, of
Stafford, has accompli.hi d the uumual
success of beintf graduated tins year at
the Uuiversity of Virginia, not only iu
the law, but as Master of ArtB. Mr.
Wallace has just been chosen Common?
wealth's attorney in Stafford. His fu?
ture will be watohed with interest. The
Free Lance tenders him its sincere
congratulations and best wishes.
Prof. Ernest Mas, of New York,
formerly chemical expert of the Glucose
Sugar Henning Company, of Chicago,
testified before the Industrial Commis?
sion this week that when he refused to
sign a protest to Congress against the
passage of the Mason pure-food bill the
company stopped his salary, though he
had a five-year oontract.
"I did not consider," the witii"-s
said, "that it was the duty of a chem?
ist to attempt to infiueuce legislation
and I did not find myself prepared to
say, as I was requested, that gluoose
was as desirable a food as sugar ; that
fluorine is as good as wheat flour, or
that the corn oil substitute for rubber
is as good as Brazilian tubber. "
Mr. Mas expressed the conviotion
that the Glucose Trust was a branch of
the Sugar Trust, and said that the price
of gluoose had doubled as soon as the
trust had been formed, as had also some
of the by-products, such us corn oil.
VALUE OF i.LUCOSE TRUBT'fi PLANT.
He estimated the plant of the Glucose
Trust to be worth |f>, 000,000, whereas
it is capitalized at flu ,000, o< hi He said
the substitutes made were not as go id
as the artioles for which they were
used, and he believed the time would
come when sugar would be brought into
?he United States from the Went Indies
and sold as cheaply as glucose is now.
Corn oil, he said, was frequently
blended with or substituted for other
oUb, Buoh as"cod liver, olive, linseod,
poppy, and cottonseed oils, cheapening
all of them. Vulcanized it was used
for rubber. The sale of this article
last year amounted to $1,700,000.
As a remedy against trusts he sug?
gested governmental inspection and an
internal revenue tax on the product.
PorterlHd Irjunctiun Dismissed.
Justice Cox, in Equity Court No. 1,
in Washington, Thursday, dismissed
the injunction in the case of William
M. Cooper against William A. Porter
field and others, members and receiv?
ers of the defunct brokerage firm of
William A Porterfleld & Co. The
bond of a?,000 required from the re?
ceivers was also ordered canceled. By
the terms of the decree dismissing the
injunction the complainant is given
sixty days in whioh to complete his
testimony Ja the case
Waterspout in Texas.
St. Louis, Mo., June 15.?A special
to the Republio from San Antonio,Tex.
says: "A oloud burst occurred in the
mountains north of Spofford Junction
Tuesday night, about midnight. The
immense volume of water ruihed down
the mountain side, sweeping every?
thing before it and converting dry ar?
royos and small creeks and rivers into
raging torrents and completely flooding
the valley and level country below. "
Mobs in Cleveland attacked non-union
men who were ruuuing street cars in
place of strikers.
Hon. Wm. A. Anderson has been
elected Chairman of the Senatorial Re
f rm League and L. O Garnett, of
Mathews, secretary. Mr. Anderson
will soon call another meeting. Rooms
have been rented in Richmond for the
use of the league until November.
The President and Mrs. McKinley
left Wsshington yesterday evening for
Holyoke, Mass , where they go to at?
tend the commencement exeroisea of
Monnt Holyoke College, at Sooth Had
ley, where their niece, Miss Graoe Mc?
Kinley, will graduate The trip will
oooopy from ten days to two weeks,
H*Tamsy*r on the Su?ar Truet
M-f re the Industrial Oommission u
Washington on Wetlnesilay la?t Mr
11 iVi ineyei, Of MeW York, testltled.
Ill 11 .v.?tiievi i a as i-lki'd if the suga
trust sv.is n iw manufacturing at a loas
?'1 decline ' i answer,"' was ins rt'ply
" I'd ?t i-.i mattei for tbs Amerioai
u Rtfining Company alone " Hi
other utterances, however, lodicatet
th it the companj waa losing money
"for," he said, "we tried to defy com
petition by keeping down prions, am
we have not suticceded " He spoken
the '? nupetiti m al au ither tune us baln|
"dangerous nd ruinous." After om
of 111 ~> raft ren tes to 1 aing in may, hi
was ssked h Nv tlie trust could pa]
divi lends if il wat. not miking profits
Mr. II io-'never gave one of Ins obarac
terisl le chu klei "Oh," be replied
"thai i" n simp's matter for the dirao
tots to decide We o in take it out oj
the surplus or we can borrow it Oni
il 1- good.
BUILT IT BY I'KoTKt rii'N'.
"Hut how l'tig can you keep thai
Mr lfavetiii'ver ohuokled again am:
threw his bandl -ver his he.nl " That
?- the problem for everybody, " besald
"You cm buy of sell .u ?took if you
Another quasi in and answer will be
heard from in the next campaign It
i(i I'.v Mr LiTingSl ii Whs tin
sugar refining industry built up under
ft"e trade or protection! A -Protoc?
ti ti, enormoui protection
Tue customs tantl, he declared
van- the "iiiothet of .ill trusts." btvnlii
mg mi h by providing "an Inordinate
pioteotion to manufactured artiolea"
He asserted thai a tariff of 10 per cent.
w is i> high as any t iriff should be u*
d led tii.it sogar is discriminated
si m the t.tntV in the interasl of
the 1. misiana oane growers, the beet
. maker?, so 1 sugar growers of the
Hawaiian Islands The protection on
Mia; ti .mi not. d ' i only on.? eighth of u
cent u pound, "i nd .ut H ? P'T cent ad
val i-m Itoughl to be twice as muob,
"What the sugar refining business
has paid or is paying represents noth?
ing more than an adequate return on
the oapital Invested," he said
The I nited St.ites t.irilT bill, m as?
sessing about $i ' per ton duty, on im?
ported sogar, payi Into the pockets of a
few l- aislanianson their annual crop,
ton.J to tin- Hawaiian
i-l.iti lers, probably represented by 160
foreigners, on their annual croo of 960,
B?i $10,000 'i NO ; ?iv 100 000 tons
pro iu ed elsewhere In the United
" Here you h ITS $.'? 000,000 Sttl
from the people of the United Stuten
for ihc sake of getting the revenue
which $10 per ton on foreign sugar
provide- riii" ii merely illustrative
of the wh \ery line ol it
and Its effect upon the people In fuer,
the tariff bill clutches the people by
the throat, and then the Governors and
the Attorney General? of the several
Statestake toti m .not agatnatthe
but again-t the machinery which the
i i rifle the public's
What 0 mgress should have doi
to have pul an Internal revenue tax on
the Amerioan production of sugar.
The representations mide m Congres?
o uoerning the tru-t, he declared, was
untrue, and If it was | fact that the
red from trusts they must
blame the protective tariff system, of
whioh the trust- were merely the ma?
chinery. No advantage had ever bet n
taken by his company of the protect
beyond the one-eighth of a
il i.'.;;',',tt-ii fret iv that the companv
did all possible to advanos in own bus
iness interests "Capital ami labor,"
h" stated, "wnild all adjust them
salves If let alone The only way to
prevent oompetton, Mr Havermeyer
testitied, was to k?ep prices at a mini?
mum?not necessarily in tin- interest
of the consumer, but as a matter of
business He referred to the anti?
trust laws of some of the States as a
premium on dishonesty?specifying the
miss ?url law,
CAPITALIZgD AT LESS THAN VALCB.
Mr. Havt-meyer said the American
Company was capitalized for much less
than it was worth "Hut for the
olamor against trusts," ho said, "it
oould be sild f ?r three times its capital?
ization. Yet he thought the refineries
c ?nid I?? duplicated for |S5,000,000 or
*? 0,000. The present capacity of
riie trust is, he said, -T? ms) barrels a
day, and the output 30,000. He thought
the tru-t wssrefining about BO perceut
of the bugar refiued in the United
The late drop in the prie? of sugar
had been caused by the starting of new
re?neries which had threatened to take
00 per cent, of the business. "It was
a part of "ur policy to put prices down
sad let the opposition take the result,
whatever it may be Every sale mad?
by the opposition displaces so much of
the American Company's product." he
said. "We must protect our owu busi?
ness . " Mr. Havemeyer then went on
to say that what the company did it
did uot do for motives of philanthropy
?that it had its own shareholders to
protect. Anybody can buy our stock, "
he continued, "and as. a consequence
the publi" owns tin- stock. Hut I doubt
whether any one would want any of the
stock of the independent refineries. "
ELEVEN- THOUSAND STOCKHOLDERS
"How many stockholders have you.-"
asked Prof. Jenka
"About 11,000, " he replied, and add
ed. "enough to take Cuba, and they
would take it if they could." The
latter remark was made In a light vein.
He stated as his opiuion that the Cuban
sugar should be brought in free of duty,
and that this course would bring re?
fined sugar down to .? cents a pound
dp??akiiig of the coifee business, Mr
Havemeyer said he was in the business
aud in it to stay.
A Nfgro Turning White
| From the New York Press ;
In slavery days Sm-rinehanna and
Wayne counties had many stations of
the "underground railroad" for slaves
esosplag fron the south to Canada.
Among tlie slaves to escape was Tom
Harris, who was owned by Colonel
Harris of Culpeper, Va. As soon as
war was declared Tom returned
from Cinada to Wayno county, where
he has siuce lived, doing odd jobs on
When Tom came to Wayne county
he was as black as the "ace of spades,"
but for the last three years white spots
have appeared upon his person,and to?
day he is more than two-thirds white.
Each succeeding white spot is larger
and whiter than the one preceding, aid
their coming is accompanied by intense
pain and itchiug. Tom's hair, once
twisted and "kinky," is gradually
straighten i ug, and he expresses the be?
lief that before long he will be "as white
as any man in Wayne county." Tom's
singular transform ?tion is intersting
the scientists of the state.
Death of Congressman Bland
L ?binon. Mo., June 15 ?Congress?
man Richard Parks Bland died at his
home near this oity this morning, after
a long illness. He was suffering from
cerebral congestion and nervous prostra?
tion, together with catarrh of the
stomach Ever sinoe last winter when
he was attacked by grip at Washington.
Mr. Bland has been more or les? ill.
Hichard Parks Bland was a prominent
candidate for the Democratic nomina?
tion in 1800, when Bryan was hardly
regarded as among the possibilitiea. He
had gained the pre-eminence by his
unswerving championship of silver for
more than twenty years in and ont of
Oongress. Because of his partiality fur
the white metal he was nicknamed
"Silver Dick" by his politioal friends
and foes Sometimes they varied it by
calling him ' 'Silver Dollar Bland. "
He was born in Ohio oonnty, Ky., Au?
gust 19, 1835, and had been a member
of oongress since 1873 with the excep?
tion of one term that he was out J
Republican* Will Probably Qet Nu
The Washington oorraspoodeut it Ihr
Riobmond Dispatch writes that papsi
as f. 11
"Collectors Agnew und Brady are
Hooded with applications for th
tlOUS of deputy Collector, ganger iai,,|
storekeeper in then respective dtstrii ta,
understood !.. be made vacant by the
raoent order of the President's There
will be grievous disappointment among
Kepubliuuii applicants for tie ?
lions Colonel Brady, speaking of the
effeol of the reoeul olvil ordei of the
l'i. ildent'i m telatiou to the internal
revenue servios, said that >ihe princi?
ple for Whioh he had su long contended
namely, the righl ol oollectora to ap
p .mi then <ii pnties \sa- oou ?? di -i \*
a matter of fact, however, there was
little oi nu present adv.mi,ige resulting
from the mder No appointment of
deputy collector can be made unless the
applicant suoct*e*fully passes an exam?
ination conducted by the Oivil Service
Couiiuiasion, uudei regulations pre?
scribed by the S< in tary i the Tre i
utv Storekeepers and gangers whose
uiiices pay $5oo m,,i ,,ver per annum sn
still m the classified service, und ap
pointments can only be mule from the
regular list of hligiblesfurnished bythe
Civil Set vice c Immission. As to the
position ol storekeeper and ganger pay?
ing le-.* than t .o.i pet annum, an appli
cant ran only he appointed after be ins
i tea i examination by the Olvil Bar.
vioe Commission, under regulation!
prescribed by tha Secretary of the rreas
ury. These r?gul?tioui are in course of
preparation at the Treasury I department,
and will I?- issued in a few days
Cu the same lubje I, Ool Brady is
thus quoted by the Washington, li ?
"Speaking if the President's recent
civil servi e order, U I Brady, I
ual Revenue at Richmond,
V i , says it was abs ?lutely with ml p
litical advantage, - fai ai the appoint?
ment of deputy collectors, ganger- and
storekeepers is concerned I can name
a man for a deputy,' he ?aid, 'but he
hi- got to undergo and pa? a olvil ser?
vios examination before be t an
P tinted I know a m in in Virginia. ?
Capable lawyer, whom I would Ilk-- to
appoint as a depoty, bnl be would prob?
ably fail to ansa ? ? ' foolish ques
tions, und he will not run the ri-k I
rejection I have i.n doing Internal
revenue work for twenty-five years, and
believe I know the ?ones thoroughly.
yet 1 doubt if I i onld pass a mesa
" v\s f..r gangers and storekeeper?
continued Ool Brady, 'if they g I
i y n tu- v ,; -'ill in the
(led service. If they receive less than
$500 they can i - named by the i
tor, but do not escape the civil servie
examin?t! >n I where th"
collector who is ically desirous of giv?
ing places t i Republicans can ?i i I
rt m the President's i rder
The Washingl a, D 0, Tim
Tnin- lay i-.iy
The t"ti thou- m.i r ni ire ippli at i n
for appointment in the Census Bureau
i. ia on Bis h its i eoome practically
w irthless AU p i are taking
a special oourse i f study with the view
of eateriog the lists for exsmiuati >n to
?ecara an app lintmenl in the I
ara i ?ing i aluable time and
An applic ii ? ,' ". letter from a
prom in ir< i at the
Census Bureau this mornina and pre
tented ll ti the 11 i er i ffl liai. The
letter ? i? incru ige oompli
mentar) i i the ubiliti of its bearer and
u. o inclusion r. m .ike i that the writei
would be pleased if the Census officials
could do anything f-r thf person m
vah?se behalf it was written N .thing
was said m the communication, h a?
afar, concerning the app dntment ol
its n ?jtesi r \- ?!? ? ' dloaed
to the Senator who had written it It
wa- statetl at the Burean rhat, on this
a.'count, the appointment ooold not be
It was stated this m irning that only
those applicants whose app ilntmenti are
! requested by Senators, Members, national
oommitteemen and State ohaii
the appointments tivbe charged to then
quota, will be design s ted for ex .initia?
tion, which, if is asserted, will he mm
competitive rhls will prove s
shock to many men and women who
f.r the past few m mthi have teen pre.
paring th mselves for an examination.
pie-,lining that if they made a high
average it would se.'urs than an ap?
pointment under the bureau Just
when they tbouuhf th-y siw a finit
glimpse of an t tli???? that pays, Ihi'.-t. i
Merriam annoiinces that 1,000 app mt
men's ?ne t> be di tributad pro rata
among Senators, Members, national
committeemen, and state chairmen
Baoh of these gentlemen will have the
naming of ? specified Dumber <f ap?
pointees Tin? appointees designated
will, it is ?aid. be notified by the Di
rector of the Census t> appear f? r a
Don-oompetitlve examination, ?fier
which the appointment will li
This system, It laolaimed, will have the
effect of ohecking the filing of applies
tiona whioh up to date have taken the
time of several clerks to docket and iw
knowledge It i" also claim? d to be In
the line of econi mv
A communication, dated New V >rk
and sign?-?! "Cavalryman," dealing
with the situation In the Philippines,
has appeared in the Tribune of that olty.
The writer expressedseriousoonoern for
the American troopsln the archipelago,
and closes with tl.e??' words
' ?1? ive times, we are inf..fine.I, have
t iwns in the Philippines been captured
by our troops with loss of life and five
times evacuated beoBBM we could not
hold them, and the friendly natives
who gave us aid were mas-acred by tin
returning insurgents < )ur en? mies are
encouraged because we OaBBOt bold the
places we take, and our men, eih i ust?
ed by their hard camraigns in an un
healthful climate, will be ?lying by Hi"
hundreds. Yet, in spite of all, the
President of the richest nation on earth,
with power to raise 36,000 men, d M
nothing to aid them. Comrades of the
old army, these meu fighting ngainst
fearful odds and diaadv ?ntages are our
comrades in arms ; if wo cannot give
them material aid let us raise our
voice? in earnest protest against the
sacrifice of the health and the lives of
our brave lads of the aimy, and urge
President McKinley to send them the
reinforcements they deserve, and which
they should have had months ago. "
Single Taxers Dsfsated by One Vote In
the Michigan Legislature.
Lansing, Mich . June 15?Applica?
tion of the single tax to Michgan cities
has esnaped enactment by the Michigan
Legislature by only one vote. A bill
providing for submission to the pe ip'a
of any city of the proposition to
city taxes upon the laud values, upon
petition of 20 per cent, of the taxpayers
of the city, which had passed the
Senate, was defeated in the House by a
vote of 50 yeas to 41 nays, 51 being a
mij trity of the members-elect It is un
derstood that Gov. Pingree would have
signed the bill had it passed. Single
tax advocates are elated over the large
vote the bill receive?!, compared with
that obtained for similar measures in
Newport News is to have a market
house costing $30,000.
A dispatch has been received of the
death by drowning of J Edward Mer?
chant, of Branchville, S O. , formerly
of Prince William county,last Wednes?
day. Mr. Merchant and a friend were
bathing in the Edisto river, near
Branchville, and in an effort to save
hia friend from drowning lost his life
An Intereuting Election Caie Decision
Leesburg Va . .!nos i ? An lut? ?
sating election case, lbs first . ? th?
kind, was decided by Jndgs U 11
Telii'i m tin. o...int\ Court Luesdsy In
ib- L ..--ft-.. Ills Distrlol E I. Potterfleld
und i ii abb weib csudIdst? - foi
? ' immissl Her i I ih" Rev? nue I' i
ter field whs 11 ? - - registrar of the
d 1st riot He I d. recels
Ing I,von v.'tis, While (iiubb, re
ceil | tin) i \ ?tea ( iruitlt oonte?!
ed the election on the ground that Pot?
terfleld, being legislrar, was ineligible
T?o? i-..mt decided that the election was
rold In announcing his decision Judge
Tebbs added that, In making the ap?
pointment to till the va,-.m \ ih -is occur
i Ing, il was Impossible for him to ap
point Mr Put ter field, who was Ineligi?
ble f I el Ctloll , Ih if Ml I .1 ul'lt WllH
olearly not the choice ol th? ps pis, snd
th it h.? wonld tender the offl e to Mi
Samuel Brooks, who rail olose t.. Mr
Potterfleld In the Dem * ralla primary,
us he believed ii Mr Potterfleld's In
eligibility had been known, Mr. Bra ks
would have been the oholoe ol the peo
pie ol tin? distrlol
Stiper> isort of Crnim
tin.nsuf supervisors for Virginia
as agreed niton on fhursday al s coo
se? n Sensl ira I 'aniel and
Martin, representing the I). m
and State Chairman Agnew, Col .1 D
Brady and G E Bowdeo, representing
the Republicans, will be found below
D was agreed Ih t' the Republican?
-ti.'u'tl have ? I ? ? Third, Eighth,
Ninth and Tenth and the Demi irais
tin? Sei..ml, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and
Seventh .li-ti lot? Later In th? d iy,
Senator Daniel and Chairman Agnew
railed opon Direct ? Men lam and sub
nutted the list, wh ' will be appointed
lu. Ui | T. t
Knurl I i '
I ? .. M Hurt I r . it
Siatfa ' ' '
Hi -It H. ( ? ' Kt
11. W. II
The v iran? j In the >??' >nd i listrici
will be filled by Senator M irtiii
It i* i- .nt there will i>" 100 enumera
t ira in Virginia, d1 ssln.-li : ?" n-, 111 t."
given to e ich party
.1 mes, I. nu1 and Ki vv sn It fl
the cold Of l ins, Dr
S -arli iroagh,of the First District, and
K T rlubbsrd, of the Tenth, ai
b">t known Col Hubbsrd ? is f inn
"t'y Distrl . md ran for
. i at ?. i- lei it? d by
(Ruarles Mr Si,. ? ,i, t the Third Dis
met, though credited to Richmond, is
thought to be < 'haptn m I' Sue? I, a
wet! ? i f King Willia
Mr i ' mi! ell, f Warrenti n
leader In his se tion, and is tli" ion-in
law pf ('.?! .1 S tlnsby. and Mr
Blanklnsh?p, t Lee o anty, is a mem
? c mmitt? ?? l
R Lsssiter, nf Petersborg, IsOhairmsn
t Ins district, was formerly District
At i rney, ind s m a candi i it" i \?
t ni"v ( leneral bi i tie th( I. ?an ke i u>
Hop?s Jettrt s Will bl L .Hid.
I, - Ang? ?. -, i'.il , June 10, In a
?tit el Bern ing il)?- It? v. Mr
J? ffriee, f.itli'-r ..f the pugilistic ohani
[.ion, expressed the wish th.it lu- s m
mob be a hipped
? .Inn's do worse th in fhe r.--f of
you." laid the champion's fsther
., keep up bis devilment tilt he
gets ltoked and then he'll cometo sal
ratios. I'd wish him to g?-t Ii '?
h" was g.ing to fight ihres minute?
fr ,ui n
He.it at Newport News.
Nea ; I, Va . June ? . In to,
-hade, '." degrees, and in the sou in.
degress, irk.-i-ti.rid the thermometer
here tins afternoon. Tea w rkmen In
ti;e sewer-in tcio's were prostrated Une
of them was raving orssy for some
hours and is n t i ipeotad to live. The
other- will reoover, At I o'clock half
of the entire f ins at the ship-yard
ipiit word, and a number . f w .ikim-n
"knocked-off" this afternoon. The ex
treme heat prostrated several hors
Furch is.- By a College.
Faruivill-, Va , Juie . : iy the
M iard of Trustees of II implen Sidney
College purchased the property formerly
occupied and owned by the Union The
illogical Seminary and 1 ?Rated ti"Xt to
the college paid
w is > 1 o.im.) and the property was
valued at 191,000 No act! n wss taken
bj the hoard m regard to the n in ival
of the college
Th" M*rylani Campm. n
ttor Gorm in li In the (?.'ht ami
will take an active nut m tin- M iryland
ampaign His friends are outspoken,
and say they ?ill put the State m Dem.
column tin- year to get Tam?
many's lupp it for him for President,
3'inj' |n l'oufer With A'-'U'naldo
M .ill il, .1 nut- ii lu the chamber of
Deputies today Gen. Polaviejs an?
nnunoed that the Spanish commission
at ktanila bad gone to c .nf.T with
Agulnald i regarding the Spanish prli
..nets in the hands of ths Filipinos
Mr P. K-tcliiim, ? i' Pike City, OaL
-ays: "During my brother's late lick
nasa fr m solatia rheumatism, Cham
berlaln's Pain Balm was the only rein
"dy thai g?v-? him aay relief " Mmj
others have testified to the prompt re
li"f from pun which this liniment uf
fords Ft sale by M II Lewis,Drug
A kindling wood o mpany wl'l local.
a plant at N ?rf .Ik winch Will givsem
ployment to BOO people.
Ttie opening session if fin? Venezaeli
arbitration tribBsal was held In I'ari
France, on Thursday.
The El Rio and Bl Ami to, uodei
oooBtraotlon si the Newport News ship?
yard forth? Morgan S'? am-bip Line.
will bo launched June j|
Mr and Mrfl JsflMfl Niehols hav?
BBBl "lit card- Pot the marriage of their
daughter. Katharine L Oise, t" Mr
Walter George Scott, the ceremony t?
occur on Juii" MUl.al Mt Calvary
Episcopal church, Hound Hill, Lnu
doun county, Virginia.
The Gallego Corn Mills and four or
five manufacturing sites adj dalag in
Rlohmood have been a Id to Mr HI h
ard H. M ?ade. for $86.000 It is un?
derstood that there are s?rer??l pets Bfl
associated with him Valuable water
rights go with the property. The sale
does not include the Gallego Flouring
A H Hill Camp,Sons of C nfede-ate
Veterans, h?s been organized in Poters
I urg, and t tli'-ers elected. J im.s P
Blanks was made commander. The
camp Starts '?nt with about fifty mem?
At the recent commencement at Lo?
cust Dile Academy, Mr. Eugene Y
Willis, of Lignum, Vu . carried off
two medal*?one for mathematics and
the other for s holarship. The medal
for the best drilled canet was won by
Mr. J. T?te Mason, of Orange, Va.,
The eld Dominion Line steamship
Cd Dominion, when nntward bound
Tuesday night from Richmond in pass?
ing the inward btund steamer Poca
hontas, made t ?0 close inshore and
struck a ledge of ro<-k. The big ship
pulled ?ff Immediately and proceeded,
but when a mile ami a-half further
down the river her captain discovered
that there was a large hole in ber hull
forward of the engines, and that she
was maktog water. He then ran her
on the mud flats, where she lies easily
with from twelve or fourteen feet of
water in her forward compartment.
At Richmond 0 illegs < oniinenoemeul
tin- week the aoadernio orator was Mr.
A .1 Hill, of Oulptper.
Mi Hall delivered a fine address i n
Longfellow, lbs poet. Xne young ora
tor i- m.i iii- M a ?ubofars of Ihm
HI O I. h I. - AW U
i h is di gri. - sA.-r.- awardi d
M "t. i 11 An- \ .1 Hall, Culpapar.
It ? W. Dorr el , Spotsyli u ,..
Bachelui f Law llanfer Miller,
Madison . 'i i Moucure, O?rolli n . S.
r. Perry, Oalpeper; H H West, H m
? rar, and Harry T Tyler, Caroline
bachelor of Ains.
Tie -?? receiving I lie degree of .
i t i Ait- an- t?laybrook <lottingham,
I,an raster, i. Alfred liinatt,Loudoun ;
Fred Uoch.'iat"'. Pacquier; Henry Mar
tu., i k t ii.. , i .'.m w M irgan, s l.
Morgan, Oulpepsr; Hob (> Norris.Jr
I,an. aatt i C 0, I'- arson, Bit bmond
I I..- di gri i- "i Bachi lor of .
,.' . - to .'.; -?- Lui ? a .h-i u, ..t
I. IK /.K
Am nu' wh ' receive l ihn B I.
prize?are i s Mononra, third prize,
At the oominei.menl sxeruii'-s of
Richmond College tins weak tic ''Tan
m i ' im dal for (?reek wss swarded
taries E Paars m, of Richmond
Among thus., mentionedaaproficients
Prenob?Bdgar L Allen, King and
(?neun county ; William 0 Powell,
Londunn ; N 0 lurtrloe Scott. H inri to ,
( ' irric t : Timberlake, Hanover
Qermaa M Herman Belote, North?
ampton county; .lohn <? Broaddu?,
Caroline county ; CarrieC Timberlake,
Hanover; w Northern Trader, Math
? 'A S
Experimental Physios Olaybi It
?ham, Lanoaatai ; R iberl ?V
Dorrett.Spotsylvania; Prank W tlwsth
tiny. I, insa, Willis F LOWS, Prince
William , Riohard G I, M ?ncnre.WiMit
Virginie; John W Morgan, Oulpeper;
Samuel I. Morgan, Onlpepoi R ben
' i .in-. Jr., Lanoaster
sTunv <>y i.Aw.
Department of Law Prederiok w
Ooleruan Car..line. L Oonwaj H a/1- -
i' nstitutiooal and International [*aw
sderlok V7. Ootematt, Oaroline
i.. Idenos Prederiok W Ool? m m.
following were distinguished a'
both examinations m English Bible:
ir w A m?<-rr. .ri. Middlesex w
- n Bloxom, Ac ? .m ic ; Oarlie 0
Davis, Oan lins ; J< hn w Kinobeloe,
At th?' banquet Friday night th"
Aluinnii and the graduating <'? i
Richmond College met af Murphy's
The following among other member.*
nf the class appeared at tba feast m
their gowns: H T Tyler, of Prince
William , Edward s Perry, of Oul?
peper ; Orlando 8 Mon -lire,of Caroline ,
Hunter Miller, nf M idison
Mr H T Tyler was f
by Hist..i i m Miller Toasts ware re?
ip inded I > by M meure and others
Spanish Amsruan I'? _t
Aun i leans captured tin? / ip ote
bridge, sooth of Manila, after a bard
tight on Wednesday, It is estimated
thai 100 Filipinos and l *> Am i
were killed The Filipino? ban re?
Ire ited southward.
The scene of the next battle in Luzon
is expected to tie at Imus, south of the
? spots, where the natives are concen?
The payment of Cuban troops out of
the American gratuity fund continues
Spanish prisoners who have re
from the Filipinos say the native army
has retreated fr..m Imus to the m mn
li-n i it is estimates that in the recent
lighting the Filipinos lost more than
one-thud of their army of 4 000 men
who were engaged.
The Aniericaus are distributing rice
and beef to the needy natives in the
di-tri t south of Manila.
Cu-'an es-soldiers at (?uttiiijay as
lamed a threatening attitude to order
to 0 tnpi'l the major to give them guns
?i thai they OOBld ne: a share of the
Auieri an ?rafuity.
Lightning ?truck the American camp
at Mar./, ?mil ?, Cuba, on Thursday ami
drymen were rende:ed uooon
The natives are pouring into Bl
It i- probable that there are many sol?
diers in plain clothes among them.
The Fourth Iufantry and the Wyo?
ming Regiment have been added to
General Lawton's command. They
wen? towed across the bay in i aunen to
Finns, preparatory to marching to Imus.
Wonderful Kilmamock Cat.
Kiltn irnock has a woulderful cat.
D lives in a family here where there
is a little baby, and the cat has become
so much in love with the baby,
that it actually looks upon the baby as
its own kitten anil watches the child
in its crib with as much solicitude
a- a humafl mother. When the baby
whines or criei the cat imagines
the kid is hungry, and off it starts to
forest, field and swamp in search of
food for its pet. It brings the babv
many dainties and choice bits of foo I ;
ynng Bad tender rabbits are caught in
the nearby branches, and the ca', swing?
ing them over her shoulders, seeks the
crib and insists that its little pet eat
them, skin and all. Nice frogs are oc?
casionally furnished for a change,
and a few days ago the child's
mother was terrified at finding the cat
liad brought in a new and unexpected
dish Entering the room where the
baby slept, she found the oat by the
sitl? of the child, purring to awakeu it,
boldiug in one paw a gorgeous scorpion
and gently stroking the child's face
with the other paw to call Its attention
to tho new bill of fare Doubtless the
cat will soon add to Its menu, young
and fnder black snakes ?Chesapeake
Bogui Vlrilala Bonds.
Boston, Mas?., June 15?Robert
Jacobs, who is charged with tho for?
gery of $80,000 worth of State of Vir?
gin la bonds, was today held In $6,000
ball until Juu6 88 for a hearing Ja?
cobs is charged with having obtaiued
money by meaus of the bonds, which
are alleged to be worthless, obtaining
tll.??O from Wm. H Carrie,of B ston,
on 16 bonds of the faoe value of $1,000
each,and 16,000 from the First Nat?
ional Bank of Lynn, on eight bonds.
The bonds sold by Jacobs are said to
bo part of a lot issued by the State of
Virginia whtch were recalled. Jacobs
says be was given the bonds upon the
death of a relative and supposed that
they wete genuine.
Washington, June 15.?Visitors from
Washington were the main attraction
today at Camp Ordway, near Leefburg,
Va., where the District National Guard
is encsmped In addition to Assistant
Secretary of War Meiklejobn, General
Miles, Commissioner Wight, Captain
Whitney and Secretary Tmdell, of the
Board of Commissioners, there were
many relatives and friends of the guards?
At the camp the visitors were enter?
tained with brigade review and dress
parade At the latter the gu.rdsnien
were given the prizes won during the
shooting on the range and in the gal?
lery. All the team trophies went to the
Admiral Watson has arived at Hong
Kong, and being on his own station
took command of the Asiatic ?.?madron,
relieving Oapt. Barker of the Oregon,
who has been in charge since Admiral
Dewey sailed from Manila. Cap*.
Barker will return to the United
Some of Jones'
1,200 yards Grenadine Lawi. ,
?cts. per yard.
One lot Laee Stripe Lawns, worth :
One lot Hair Line Batiste, worth 1<
The hand I line
we ever had at 10, 12.: and 18cts.
is Season Piques, India Linens, Dimities, Dot
Swiss, Organdies and many others. A beautiful
or t ment
Ribbons and Laces.
It is acki <i
by competitors and consumers tint we c irry the
largest and cheapest stock of these in irket.
C. W. JONES,
Fredericksburg Trade Excursions.
HALF FARE RATFS OVER
THE R. F. & P. R. R.
The Business MSB'S Association has made arraiigem
F R R fo run ex'-ur-tions from all stations north of and ?
Prederirksborg and return, and all stations South of and ,-.
Kredei Ickaburg and retara
AT HALF FARE RATES
on the following ?lites, tickets good only on dates i--iit-.|
Wednesday, June 28th.
Wednesday, July 12th.
Wednesday, July 26th.
Wednesday, August 9th.
Wednesday, August 23rd.
j" I.V.. m
The new management is grateful for the soooBrsgiag pati
Btoo. Tin? institution is now i n a petmSBi Dl I
Primary, Preparatory, College;
Music, Art, Elocution, Physical Culture, Commercial;
HOME FOR BOYS, HOME FOR GIRLS.
For High Scholarship. Thorough Teaching, Efficient Discipline
we challenge comparison with any institut.011 in Virginia
1 ?. t our (latulogue, investigate our claim",and BSStd US I and lau .'li?
ters. Neil sesstoo opesM 8BPTBMBBR l?i Address
FREDERICKSBURG COI LEOE,
jei;.ts,'pii PRBDBRIOKSBI RO, VIRGINIA.
Oeniuet sf the War in the Philip
pices Severely ?iltietaf?.
N.'w York, Juan i"i A wuahtngtoi
ipeola) to tin? ''Kveintig World," *ays
"An offlolal of the AdniiniFtratiot
?peaking today of the situation in thf
Philippines ?aid: General Otis, wit!
99,000 men, began an aggressive war
fare on February .">, near Manila, drovf
the insurgents many miles into the in?
terior, and finally returned to Manila
on Juno 10, with his forces depleted,
and his army disheartened. He is now
defending Manila, with the aid of the
navy. In thi? campaign of nearly four
months ?41 m<m were killed, and 1,178
men wounded. The total casualties
were 1,416 The list of ?iok. soldier?
and those dying from disease ha? net
yet been obtained, eicept approximate?
ly. Upwanl it 3 000 have been dis?
abled and about 500 have died of
"The cost of the American campaign
has been $l,?XU,0OQ each day, so that
the total foat ha? been approximately
#120,000.000. Thus, it appears that
General Oti? marched up the hill and
then marched down again, at terrible
Oust iu blood and treasure, and BOS m
plished nothing, ?ave to achievf his
own beleaguerrnent and leave the insur?
gents masters of the greater portion of
"The plain fact of the matter is that
the situation of the American forces
on the island of Luzon is deplorable,
and the condition of the soldier? in pit?
iable. The campaign of General Otis
has ended iu failure. "
A Mositer bold Nugg'tt
The Commissioners in charge of the
Colorado gold exhibit at the Paris Ex
liibition have decided on a ?olid gold
nugget miniature of Pike's Peak of
#1.000,000 value As a ton of gold i?
worth #??02 MO ")0 the nugget will weigh
1-':1 tons. It will reach New York city
under guard in a special car, thence the
government will convey it to Paris
The exposition commissioner? have
guaranteed its safe return The ore of
the nugget represents nearly all the big
produc?is of the ??tate, the Cripple Creek
mines being in the lead.
Thrpe thousand employes of the Trust
smelters in Colorado are on strike to re?
ceive the same wage? for eight hours as
they reseived previously for nine hour?'
An examination of the cruiser Al?
bany, now approaching completion lu a
?hip-building yard in England, show?
the ?ame defeots In construction which,
it is feared, make the New Orleans un?
Hundreds of women and children
are reported to be dying of starvation
In East Africa, owing to a drought.
Caa't, Beat Pikh?r.
The Richmond f the
Index-Appeal, neakll wh i
attended the Democratic meeting la
Richmond on Monday night,
"Probably the happn-s' man li
was Delegate Hiloher, of Pauquler He
was den. BBOed by - me of tiij j
for voting for Martin -ix. y< u? ago
They said he should not o me book to
the House any more, }?l he baa
twit e re-elected without opposition. He
brought down with blm a Belegst
ten promineut men l I, - county, m
oludlBg Judge (J. M I
bob wealth's Attorney J I'. .!? I
They all ?aid BO DM In PSBquier could
heat Plleher. "
Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure.
Eli r. i
Mi?ii-i 1 0 -".- "i
lous Is ,
Cure. I ?BtBBted fOS g? 'army
llf?:, from seiaili a >a?.? i Bees?
In the worst form I from
the BBklSB up. I . . ?
to button ray eluthlwgi had i-o trji antas
about tie- lif.rt, BBSa
shortness of btsath. l'.r Ihn I
f*asaaabsStoUs4esra,aa4 all tin? sleep I
?,'ot was in an arm chair. I VSS lieeBei by
the best dis.tors but ifratluitlly grt vr womc.
Aboatayaar i taking Dr.
HUBS' Ne?* Heart ? are and it fr-vved tiy life
l?r. Mil?*' :? |
aro soM )>.? .11 or i -
glsta under . ,
faareatss. first b-?tii?>|
benefits or mone
fuiitletl. Htsik ou
?asea of the t..
nerve? free. Addr? ss,
DU. SULKS MS'JJICAL VU., filSaan, lad.
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