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Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Hanufacturing Interests of Fredericksburj? and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
vor.. 1r>.-No 82
Fredericksburg Va. Tuesday July 18, 4899.
Price 3 cents
Ejverij Woman ShouldH avel t
on pages x .in?i 59 ol lb* July Designer there ?- a pr Atable lesson on "pointa on Dressmaking," ?nul >
Patterns ' that t'v.ty woman should read an I study. The lesson is illustrated and made plain, *> thai with ?little prac?
tice you become an accomplished "cotter. " Tbii Im? m comea al ?a important lim?, jaat w hen v a are thinking of
buying a New 1>> I or Silk, or Wash Material, and sometimes yon oan make rom own Drew If yon hare the
pattern and ean understand how to pis it it We hare a beautiful line kble fabrioa now, um! \
dually Invite yon to see them.
We cut the pn m i'ii those fine Imp it>- ? i irfl uidiea t i
close them oat When ?re suy Organdies, we it u'l mean
Lawns Its th* highest olaaa Cloth ami color printing wo
speak of, IhoM ?'?? , good? reduced now to 25c , uid the .'0 ?
goods Ndoeed ?on t i
No lady feels that her rammer outfit Is complet
oat a t'arasol, and it you'll only tal ' these
pretty ones here and learn how 1 iw priced they are you'll
not be long without this Capstone to your outfit
Fri.es $i, 11.50, |l V>, |l 75, *J 00, fj 50, f 5 00, ft 50.
Von forgot often that it takes ;i- much time, labor and
money to make np a poor style ai ?r i ??- a rich, handsi mt
one, and the total ooet "f the lattei is onlj u fea cents m >r?
than the f rni"r When yon select fr m the Beautiful Styles
uf \V;isij Silks here \t 50c yoa haTe u'"t a Bilk th?t looki
like Silk at ? glance, No cotnpari? iry i il reen
these ?uid the oommon gradi Silk.
i /-if w w.
There has jast been opened her.' .i pi lent td
New Fans Children's Fans at '? and So. I
at 10c. and l5o ; RichlyCrnamented ones ?t ? and
l'alin Leaf ones at lOo per dozen; Satin Palm fana In
t round shape it 15c and
(?lad alwayi I ?how y ?u
Its well to ask at tins stop? for anything y ?n are thinking i f ordering, for in many Bases we have it at sam
" "" I OPERA HOUSE
DRY GOODS STORE.
E. W. STEARNS
P. McCracken, Bro. & Co.,
? WUOLKSALI ?HD B.STAIL?
ORO<'KRS AND LIQUOB DKAJ
Offer Ten Thousand Ua?ons PDRI KYK
and BOURBON WH1SK1E8, from the fol
lowing well known distilleries : Urafl A Co.
of Ohio; Boone County Distilling < <>. ? ;
Kentucky Monticello Distillery, of Mary
land, and W. F. Uray. of Pennsylvania.
Agents for Bergner A Krisle'.? Lager Beer?
They also offer Staple and r'ancy Groceries.
Agricultural Implement!. 8eeds. Guano, and
MRS JENCIE MONROE,
Liquors and Groceries,
Commerce St., FREDERICKSBURG, YA
1 am t : ebrated j
A?'Pl.i.?<><>D ? Hi.-K i;v. i ,
grades ol Whiskey, fr m II.W ll> '?? >
rall?n. Kmtr I tar
the world. AFFLB Bk AUDI KS ? rua ?
I itockol Corned Potoma? M. i
Consult yooi ? r ? ?
lore buying 01 saak lag yo ir pun-hases.
?^ MRS. JBMCH MONROE
FAMILY OROCKRIK8 OF ALL KINDB.
My atock of Liquors is large cousiitin? of
Foreign and Domestic BRANDI KB.
Fora Applewood and Farmer? Friend Turf
Rye Whiskey 12 a gallon.
MAGNIFICENT AFFLK BRANDY, WAR?
RANT KD FURK.
Oor. OOMMKRCKAND LIBKRfY 8T8.
That Honest Dealings,
Pull Measure and
have built ns the largest trade
in thin city.
Inspect our stork before y u make
your purchases for the holidays
We guaiaute satisfaction
Whiskey from $1.20 per ?al. op.
Six Brands Ryes at $2 per gal,
Also higher grades
Whiskies, Bran Mes, Ginr,
and in fact everything found in a
first-class Liquor and Tobacco House.
Strasburger & Son,
111 and X!b* commerce Ht.
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebrated brand of KBHT1 k>
Pl'RKRYK WHISKEY, gu?rante?? 100
proof and '2 yea-? old at f'_' per?:-l'on i?< for
?ale by Mrs J. F. Monroe, Commerce
?treet, Frederickshurg, Va. For Hi or i
aas no superior at the price. It bl ?aooth
pleasant to drink, and there is nota head?
ache in a gallon. Come and try it, and vou
will buy no other,
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Fur? Rye Wulakey, Fur?, Old Rum, Furt
Holland Uin, Fure HLerry Wine, Fure
French Brandy, Fure Apple Brandy
Fure Peacb Brandy, Fure Blackberry
Brandy. A complete stock of Liquors
for medical use at the old Reliable
Urocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE* BRO.
Oor. Main Commerce 8W.
FRKDF.RICKSBUR?. . . VA.
Manufacturer and Dealer tn
t UARKIAOK8, 8URRKYB, Bl"?JIK8
CONCORD AND SPINDf I WA80NI,
Platform Spring Wagons.
Bualneaa and Pleasure Wagons of every
description. Special attention riven to r?
pairing and repainting
Confectioner and Baker,
?o. 9IU I? Street, Fredcrlcksimnc, Va.
(?ivf me a ?all wlnn you want
CONKKt lluN.s.K'KChF.AM AM) FASTBf
Orders ai way . .?*? cent prompt attention.
Money Savers, Here They Are.
mpU'te. I ?. ]?
? t|i ? (> l>ay U r for I
OUR CLOTHING LINE
|,rii .1 ?? mutt" : ou? price, snd II I I
BOSTON VARIETY STORE.
I Ur .
With Pleasure I Tender My Thanks
md assure my friends, patrons and the buying public of my high
appreciation of tte cordial support they have given me I have the largi si and
most .i raplete line of GROCERIES carne.I by any house In Predericksburg,
They ? at Rock Bottom Prices and will be sold at rery small pn fits
best ?rands of Lime, Cement, Calcined Plaster, Hazard &
?ware, Nails, Hay, Feed, Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, & ?
1 urn also agent f r the El bra Fraud Mixe.! Faint. It is a higher gTS
tor qu ility I
than ha? ever been put on the market of its olais, and more ECONOMICAL TO
B- J. MARSHALL,
HUNDREDS OF STOVES
To select from.
(!? me one, come all to the Mammoth Btore House and 1 tok and p t prices.
I have S 1 ( IV?S of all kinds, at prices from ft to f.'o. .My stock of stoves con
with line reputation, and are lower than ever. Ky calling at
my place yon will ?ave many a dollar. Plumbing a specialty.
R. L. STONE._203 Commerce St.
A Midsummer Nip's Dream
of exquisite music you
will think it is when you
hear the sympathetic
tones and melodious ca?
dences of the new
we have just received.
Particularly soothing and enchanting would its
harmonies be as they floated through your rooms
or mixed in harmony with the breath of fragrant
blossoms on your piazza or lawn. Call and see the
sample we have, and let us quote you prices.
Adams' Book Store.
Shoes For Warm Waether
Ladies Dongola Strap Sandals, 2i to 8, at 90 cts.
Patent Leather Strap Sandals at 90 cts.
Dongola Kid Strap Sandals, turned soles, $1.25.
Genuine Vice Kid Strap Sandals, hand-turned
BR?LLE d TIMBERLAKE.
921 Main Street,
Opp Market Entrance
AND DKALBK IN
Gents' Furnishing Good?
My Stock is now complete in every depart?
ment, consisting of the latest styl?e and best
fabrics from French, English, Scotch and
American manufactur?e, selected with the
greatest care with the view to supply the
wants and taste of every customer. Every
Pottom Prices and Satisfaction
Alto full line of tienta' Furnishing Good!
such as Dress Shirts, Night Shirts, Drawers,
Collars, Cuffs. Gloves, Suspenders. Scarfs,
Ties, Bilk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Half
Hose, Scarf Fins, Cuff and Collar Buttons.
Watch Chains and Charms, Bilk, Alpaca and
Gingham Umbrellas, ?to.
?flr Oall and examina oor atoar
S. H. BEALE,
ha\lng bought out the entire Hardware
Stock of John A. Stone, will continue the
at the OLD 8TAND. on COMMBRCR ST.,and
Is now laying In a f?ll NRW STOCK OF
00(1118 in the Hardware Line which he will
?ell at the
Lowest Cash Prices,
V?t Go and tee him before rou buy.
GEORGE FREEMAN. JP
600 bohhel? of ourn wanted. Htj<he?t
OHb prio? paid
A Filirir.: Village Near New Y:r
A \ i.Mtor to or.I (lie suburb
resorU ot New \ ork city may d
inspeel ? genuine Filipino v II?j
It ?s an exact reproduction in i vi
rospeel ol h typical commuoitv
In.!.' Sam's new pose? II ii
dreda, and it might be ; aid 11
of per?ons riait the fill tge
day, and the guards ?re beginni
to womit r whether life is worth li
ing, in view of the volley ol q
regarding the strangers which
Brad at them.
Amoi :' til"-a 9ho bate \
village nrc l?verai mem be ol t
A-itm Battery, who took occasion
renew their acquaintance with Sal
mo, one ol tbe ialandei
been their interpreter
were stationed in the Philippin?
They said they only need? d
live old Spanish cathedral at tl
lioad of the v, m 11
the loldieri believe they i
Tonda again Everything
?ame, they sty, only D
mncfa of it. There are wbiti
matin, with DO sidewalks, the han
h m : Sipa that :bed boon
oa stilts*, with bamboo li
ing up to the porches, the
?hirted men find the women in Wid
?' ?wing pina abirt waist?, and tli
ehiekeni and pigs cooped up und>
the boneei by bamboo I at I. worl
The American flag fliei from a ban
b)o staff over the palm*tbatch<
tuarket place, where men
gaged in making ibi i i, basket!, hi.
bamboo ware from material an
with tools brought from
Tbe little gardens are planted wit
I from home, which with a fe
days more of warm weather, ?i
gire the finishing to mo
realistic reproduction of aproi
village in the Phillippines.
A sweet voiced woman, Or
by n.?me, who occupies the honi
next to the market, divides her tnu
tbe care of a youngstt
three years old and the
ment of her visitor? with sones i
Spanish and Tagalop. Her
bor across "Calla Phillipo" finds i
the care of little Psohenca,
teen months old, who is in danger i
having her digestion ruined by hi
admirers, and her household dutii
enough to occupy her time. \l un
na makes pretty little palm-leaf ba?
k"ts in the market place, and Ohv
is to be found weaving cloth of A va
car fibre, such as the panoles ar
made from, on tbe loom that rt
minds her of her far-away bomi
All peeras happy and cheerful The
talk fre- ly with visitors who ca
speak to them in Spanish, and ar
all trying to learn English as fast ;i
they can.so that they may ku?w mor
about the couutry they find so larg
and strange and full of wonderfo
ttiiugs?cars that go so fast withon
I, and bouses tbat scrape tb
The Filipinos live in natiw
plicity. A supply of rice, fresl
fi*h, or meat, and a little coffee am
fruits are all tbey require. They d<
their cooking over little earthenwan
stoves,which they brought with then
a coffee pot, & kind of eaueepau, am
a fryingpan being all tbey ti.-i- in th(
way ol kitchen utensils.
In fair weather they sometimet
bml 1 an open air enmpfire out ol
doors, but if tbero is wind or rair
they prefer the lit.le I by ? kitchen.'
t'iey have built outside of each :
They are fond of clams and fish, ami
at low tide often go down to th?
beach and dig for themselves tin
softshell clams tbat have, made the
placo famous. Sometimes they tail
their boats and go out for fish in the
Sound. These boats aro a.- queer tu
their houses. Hot h wer.' brought
from the 1'u.lippines. Ono is a ty?
pical river boat, suchas is used ?o
much on the Pasig to bring cocoa
nuts and fruits down from l.agumla
de Bay, It is hollowed out from a
single log, is about eighteen Inches
wide and twenty feet long. Along
each side is a big bambo pole, lash? d
as an outrigger, that keeps the boat
from tipping over. It carries over
two thirds of its length an awuing
made of split bamboo, to protect pas?
sengers or cargo from the sun or
rain. On the bottom is a split bam?
boo flooring, and is provided with
two large, round bladed paddles,
with which the boys make it fairly
fly through the water when they
wish to. Tbe other is a sailboat,
narrower and deeper. It carries a
large square saii.and Maximo is anx?
ious to try a race with some smart
little balf-raters he sees running
about the Sound.
When the inhabitants of this vil
liage reached San Francisco they
were held there by the immigration
inspector. He stated there were for?
eigners without visible means of sup
port and came within the restrictions
of the law. The case was appealed
ed to Commissioner Powderly
who, after much consideration,
decided that the Filipinos should be
allowed to laud.
The case was a most interesting
one and was bitterly fought by both
the inspector at San Francsico and
the resort manager who brought the
natives to this conntry.
It was urged that they had no
funds to support themselves. This
was met by the statement that tbey
were professional actors and as aucb
was allowed to land. It was fnrther
claimed that tbey were insurgents
and were in rebellion against this
Government. The managers then
showed that each individual mem?
ber of the company had never as
much as rendered aid to the insur?
gents and were loyal in every respect.
After a long delay the immigration
authorities decided to allow them to
land, but the manager was required
to sign a contract that he would pro?
vide for them and see that they re?
turned to Manila when they so de?
"I have uned Chamberlain s Ooogh
Remedy iu my family for years and al?
ways with good results," save Mr. W.
B. Cooper of Kl Rio, CaL "For small
children we find it especially effective "
For sale by M. M. Lewis, Druggist.
T Two-Thirdl Rule in Democratic
John I'- Cojle, in the Washington,
I* ?', Post,wi ' atertainingly
on tins subj -et. h .seems that the
two-thirds role was adopted at the
National Democratic Convention ol
Ml Bui h re ? what Mr. Coylc
A recnrrenoe to the action on that
? ion iiy the I ' ? ?ci itic convon
tiom from :.-i I to the present ?lay
might be appropriate ja t Dow,aa the
ol the part? h:
dently nnlearned in the political lore
I by the found? i ol the irreal
I ?. mocratie party, tome ol whom
ilive and .".<?: [ft at that early
The most determined effort to re
thai rnle v the eon
in held in Baltimore in IS 18.
New Vork bad sent contesting dele?
ita in I-! I The v >mm I i
credentials had recommended the
g of an ( qua] Dumber of the
" Bai DOOl Hers " and " Hunkers,"
ami htter an i (Tort to rescind the two
third . ?rut iroers aithdren
from the convention. The debate on
that question oceui ,i il two days, and
ted by ? decided
lu May 22, 1848, the Democratic
(''invention met at Baltimore, and
Andrea SteTeni in presided o?er its
deliberations. Tbe two-thirds rnle
_'?;n the bone ol contention
Ilambn ling, < ? >v. Samuel ?'.
Tilden, and Preston King were the
tho I' iroburners and Dan
iel 8. Diekenson led the Bonkers.
1 i iv T I len, on tbe questi in "i the
right ol the Barnburners to seats in
. refused a reference
tu the committee on credentials, and
asked to be beard by tbe wholi
vention. Tins was refused, ainl the
Barnburners declined the ofl
with the flunk rs Mr Diekenson,
aben be rose to r> ply to Got. Tilden,
w?p interrupted repeatedly, and said
il those who interrupted him did not
like what he bad to say they could
Iraw, wbieb tbe Barnburner*
?lid. refuting to take part ?u tbe pro
gs, al er denonneing tbe two
as unjust and as a depart?
ure from the Democratic doctrine
Uid down by Jefferson. Mr. Dicken
son east the vote ol tbe State for
<ien. Case, who wa? nominated.
? e that day the two-third rule
remained as a dogma of the
party, and its influence has never
I uestioned as securing a candi
acceptable to the Di mocratie
party of the country.
The recall of the Charleston Coo
vention of 18(30 will hardly be quoted
as au example to be followed at this
day. The two conventions of that
d iy abrogated the two-thirds rule,
and the result is too w* 11 known to
fy a repetition of it. 1 reproduce
a brief account of those two unfortu?
nate conventions, for they are prob?
ably forgotten by thoso whose zea
for a renewal ot the contest over a
defeat? may lead to a result
more unfortunate than its pre
The Cbarleaton D?mocratie
vention met on the '_'.} I of April
and was presided over by Caleb
Caching. The fight in that conven?
tion began as soon as organized. The
reports, majority and minority, from
DO resolutions were so
radically opposed to each other that
they were recommitted in the hope
of some reconciliation, but ob too
?ittfa day ol the convention the sanie
reports came back. The South with?
drew from the convention. Gon.
Cnshing resigned the Presidency and
Mr. Todd, of Ohio, took the chair,
and tbe balloting commenced,aud ou
tho last ballot Judge DougU?,having
received IS1J votes, was, on notion
of -ludir? s-inford E Cbarch,declared
the nominee for President, and Her
schal V. Johnson, of (ieorg'i, the
nominro for Vice President. A con
vention of thoso delegates who had
withdrawn from the convention at
Charleston met at Baltimore and
nominated John G Breekenridge for
Pr< ident and Gen, .Joseph Lane, of
Oreeon, for Vico President. Mr.
Cashing presided over this conven?
tion. In both these conventions the
two-thirds rule was abrogated.
Tho conventions of 1852 and 1856
and every subsequent convention
havo accepted the two-thirds rule.
The convention of 1872 adopted tbe
romination of Mr. Greeley,which had
been made by tbe convention o? L'.b
eral Republicans at Cincinnati, and
no question arose on the two-third<
rule. In the convention of 1S70, at
St. Louis, where Gov. Tilden was
nominated on the second billot,Tam?
many made a violent opposition to
the Governor, but they expended
their opposition in speeches at the
convention and supported the nomi?
nee most loyally.
?KM) Beward. 1100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there isat ?east onedreaded disease
thai aclcnoehas heenableto cure in all its
stains and that Is < aUrrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is Um only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh tMlnf a con?
stitutional disease, requires constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Core la takonln
terna Iv, ScttOff dlraetljr upon the Wood und
mucous surfaces o( the system, thereby de
itroylDf the foundation of the disease, ana
the patient streiiKth ?>y Winding-up
the constitution and assisting nature In doing
i. The propiietors nave, so mu.-li falto
in Its curative powers, that they offei On?
lliiiiireil Hollars for any case that it fail-to
cure. Send for list of Testimon?ala.
Address. P.Ji HENKY * CO., Toledo, O,
Bold bT DrUfglatS,
Hall's Family PUIS are the best
Is Pure Water a Poison?
The Washington, D. C, Post says:
In the Sanitary Home for July
there is an interesting discussion of
"pare water as a poison," the alleged
injurious effect of distilled water on
the stomach being cited in favor of
the use of natural waters containing
some small proportion of minerals
Chemie !'y pure water, it is alleged,
acts too eneigettcally as a solvent of
tbe s 1 s of animal tissue?. From
this it follows tbat it is injurious to
prescribe distilled water to patients,
tbat being a kind of water to which
the human stomach ii not habitu?t
The ease tor "pure water as a p
son" i itated by Dr. Koppe in t
Deutsche Medinische Wochenschri
"By i bemlc illy pure water we uinli
stand," says the Ductor, "perfect
tie h, distilled water, whosebebavi
and properties are well under toi
It withdraws the salts from the ai
intl tissues and caus?s the latter
sw? II or ii Sate. I i I ?ted living o
gHtnc elements,cells,and all unicell
lar organi m are ds itroyed in di
tilled water tbey die, since ?h, y \>
come engorged therein They I"
the faculty upon which life depend
ofretaining their salts and otfa
foIuhie cell constituents, and eona
quen'Iy these are allowed to diffn
tbrongbout the water. Distill?
water is, therefore, a dangeroi
protoplasmic posion. Tue same pi
?on m:-: i ffccts must occur wbenei
'I ' d aal t is drunk. The
of taste is ti.e first to psjoti it igain
'he . lan?ai A moid
ful uf distilled water, taken by inai
verteuee, will lie rpii out regularl;
The local poisonous effect <
distilled water makes itself known b
' all the symptoms of a catan
of the stomach on a small scale."
Various tacts are cited by Dr Kopr
to show that experience sustains h
conclusion. The harmfulntss of tl
process of washing out tbe stomac
with distilled water b(gi<is, he say
to be acknowledged atd a litilosa
is added to water tims need. Tbe bs
? Dg ice to itivalu
and to hi altby ; tier .-urpici
operad? an ii dm . il il iffirmed, I
i ne [ niity ol tbe water thus placed i
the itomsch Catarrh ol the stoma<
m quenl reiult. \: is noted tha
travelers in uig'. mountainous regioi
ire wari.ed bj their gui'ies not to tt
to quench their thirst with snow an
glacier waur. sime this does m
q tench thirst, bul gives rise to mue
diseomf >rt. The Gastein sprint: wi
'er, recognized for centuries as po
?us,is found oy aualysis to contai
no poisonous substance. "Tue pui
souous nature of absolutely pure wi
ter." the Doctor adds, "would surel
have been recognised and felt Ion
since, were it not that its effects i
their most marked form can seldoi
occur, for through a train of circun
Stances, 'absolutely pure' water ca
rarely be found. The ordinary di;
tilled water, even when freshly dis
tilled, is not really pure, while thi
used in the laboratories and clinic
is generally stale, has been ke|
standing in open yes-els, generall
in rooms where chemicals of ever
sort abound and whose gases an
eilluvia are taken up by the water.
Against Dr. k'oppe's views may b
placed the fact that distilled water i
universally used on board vessels c
tbe world's navies. It may be sai
to be the prevalent opinion araoni
physician? tbat distilled water is no
deleterious, though unpalatable. I
ought to be aerated before used
Home persons add to it also sucl
minerals as are found iu good natura
drinking waters, and if this is don
Dr. Koppe's objection to tbe effect o
absolutely pure water on the mem
brane of the stomach seems to bi
adequately met. In the dorm?n navy
it is stated,small proportions of com
mon salt, sodium sulphate and eat
bouates of lime, ro la ami magnesh
are added to distilled water to rendei
it in ?ro pslitable, tho tota! additioi
bemg nearly five grains to tbe g^llot
of water. The freedom cf distill?e
water from disease germs is conceded
to be a capital point in its favor. In
deed, many sanitariansurgo its widei
u-e and contend that there is nothing
whatever in Dr. Kopp's argument.
Ins facts as well as his theory beinc
absclu'ely wrong. The doctors evi
deutly differ. The layman, under the
circumstances, will be likely to
full back on tho general principle,
sanctioned by tbe doctrine of evolu
tioti, that the kind of water to which
tho human stomach has habituated
itself in the course of many centurie I
is probably tho best. This would in?
clude pure mountain waters and ex?
clude water contaminated with f>ew
ige, leaviug distilled water to bo
further experimented with.
A GIGANTIC SCHEME
To r.uild a British-American Railroad in
Capitalists who are interested iu the
syndicate of which the late Calvin S
Brice was a controlling spirit and
which has for its object the building
of a railroad from Hankow to Cauton,
China, a distance of 750 miles, under
a concession from the Chinese Gov?
ernment, announced tbat an alliance
has been formed with the British syn?
dicate which proposes building a rail?
way from Kowloon on the seaboard,
tho joint capital, it is said, will be
W. B. Parsons, on behalf of the
Drice syndicate, will ask President
McKinley to guarantee the syndicate
the protection of the United States
Government. Tbe British Govern?
ment has already assured theEaglish
capitalists that they will be assured of
all of the rights provided iu their con?
cession, and one of the terms of the
alliance of the two syndicates is tbat
the Brice syndicate shall have the
protection of the United States.
Sionldthis be agreed to by tbe
authorities in Washington, it would
mean a commercial alliance under
which the United States and Great
Britain would be forced to stand to?
gether in dealing with tho Chinese
Empire. It is said that no such ar
rangment h is neretofore been en
tered into by the United States
Should the President agree the
Government would, it is understood,
be much more than a disinterested
party in the future of China
The American Syndicate baa struck
a ?nag in its railway proj et, and
there is a likelihood that the Chinese
Government will cancel the conces?
sion. Therefore the point is made
that if President McKinley will prom?
ise tbe support of this Government
in backing np tbe private rights "I
American ; in China, the officials oi
the latter country will not ignore the
or infringe upon its priri
Arrangements for the conct
madi with Bbeng Ts
tor General of tbe ?'hi ne se R lilways,
? ol the ? p
i-rntirg company. It is now said that
Bbeng T?j a is trying to cancel the
privileges on tbe gronnd that
too much is granted for too
little consideration. Tl ?? American
?yt.dii ate bas di i
cnrity for tbe fulfillment of thu con
plan of organizing an Amen
??au and Boslisb company was the
nil a ol tbe late I !alvin Brice, who
w possible trouble for the
American syndicate and knew that
Great Britian was always ready to
back up privste enterprises in which
her countrymen were interested. Tb s
led to the formation 11 the British
ami Chinese corporation, limited.with
a capital of about IS 000,000, and of
the American Chinese Development
C impany, with a nominal capital of
$1,000,1(10, with power to increase it
to perhaps 140,000,000. Ken of
these companies were to lhars t?jual
ly in tbe prufits of the other so far as
either desired, and they were to act
The American companv is to build
the 7*0 miles of road irom Haukow
to Canton, and the British company
is to constrnct lbs Una of 80 milcj
f oui (\r.ton to tho seaboard, a? Ko*
loon, mar Hongkong win?-i II i m
trolled by the British1 From both a
commerc a! and political saudpomt
the co operation of Kr'i?li?hmoa were
needed to make tho project a success.
Kord Salisbury promptly no ilied
Sir Claude McDonald tbat tbe con?
tract between the ?wo countries for
exploration in China was to be
treatfl as a British contract. Sir
Claude is to urge the fulfillment of
tho same- on the Chinese (iovern
The contract which was drawn up
between the American and British
syndicates on February 1 last, and
which had just been made public,dis
tinctly intimates tbat an Anglo.
American alliance would be advis?
able and that it would redound to
tbe commercial benefit of both na?
Among tho?e connected "With the
project are tbe Central TVuet Com-(
pany, C. H. Coster, of J.HP^Mor^a*
& Co ; Brown Bros. & Co , Vermilye
iV Co , the Chase National Bank, the
First National Bank, J. Donald Cam?
eron, of Pennsylvania; Henry Wol"
cott of Colorado; the Carnegie .Steel
Company, Arthur Sewell, Clement
Qriseosa, the Met-srs. Rockefeller and
a representative of the VanderbiUs.
Amonp the members of the British
syndicate are the Rothschilds, Ar
buthnot Bros., Baring Bros, and the
Hongkong Shanghai Bank.
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Appetite poor? Digestion
bad? Boils or pimples?
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From poisons that are al?
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If the contents of the
bowels are not removed from
the body each day, as nature
intended, these poisonous
substances are sure to be
absorbed into the blood, al?
ways causing suffering and
frequently causing severe
There is a common sense
They daily Insure an easy
and natural movement of
the bowels. . ?,
You will find that the use of
with the pills will hasten
recovery. It cleanses the
blood from all impurities snd
is a great tonic to the nerves.
Writ ? ihm Doctor.
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(HENRY DANNEHL. Pmom.)
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M. ?:. BTBAoBUBUIR,
Can McKinley Be Truitedl
The fact that President McKinley is
iu full control of the atfai s ?TlH?a na?
tion, is one calculated to give every
patriot!? American grave oouoern.
That he has refused to call in to his
assistance and advice the Congress
elected last fall, and therefore the lat?
est exponent of the thought and will
of the people, deepens tbe oonoern. For
ail that is kuowo of Mr. McKinley 's re?
cord, points to him as an unsafe man
to trust. He seems to have no well
defined polioy, and is blown about
byfevery wind, morally as well as poli?
Let us, for a moment, look at bis re?
cord, and see if he can be trusted in
either his wisdom or his honesty.
Five years ago, he was a financial
bankrupt. He was taken in hand by
a syndicate of politicians and manu?
facturers, headed by Mark Hansa, now
a U. 8. Senator, and whose election
to that position has been contested on
the ground that fraad was used in ob?
taining it. He was then pat in train?
ing as a candidate for the Presidency.
It is from Republican sources tbat ws
learn that his nomination was bought
by promises of patronage, as the country
was Hooded with money in order to
elect him. And now, wh;C is the re?
cord of the man who secured the Presi?
dency under such shady circumstances?
In Congress he was first for free silver,
then for gold. Iu the Presidential chair
he has been first for civil service then
for letting down the bars ; tirst against
the war with Spain, then for it ; first,
denouncing the acquisition of terri?
tory by force, then for the taking of Porto
Rico and the Philippines; first for re?
spectable appointments to federal
offices, and then, in payment of politi?
cal obligations, making appointments
in Louisiana that shooked the moral
sense of the country ; first for honesty
in public office, and then shielding of
Oapt. Uberhn Carter (who robbed the
government of over a million and a
half dollars) until his protection
of that officer has become a national
What is there in this political wob?
bler to give any citizen an assurance,
or even a hope that the country is safe
with him at the helm ? His power now
in the absence of Congress, is as abso?
lute as that of any monarchy. He is
at this moment waging a war in the
Philippines, declared by himself,
against both the letter and the spirit
of the Constitution. He has thjs army
and navy at his control, with nobody
to question the use of either whether
it be as at present, to slaughter a peo?
ple fighting for their liberties, or in,the
fatere.to bring on war with some other
How can the people trust snob a man
with such power? How can they be
satisfied to trust the great ship of state
to such a pilot? Tbe rising tide of
doubt and distrust in both political
parties, already shows a shaken public
confidence. U is oonoeded that he has
by the arts of the politician secured his
nomination for a second term ; but It
will require more than tbe arts of a
politician to secure his re-election.
Not for twenty-seven years?not since
187-J?have the voters of tliN oooolry
permitted any pres?deos, of any party,
to scooeed bimse f, ?d wi,n ,a b ?
candidat? m Mr. McKinley in sha leid
io pu*), the long eaUbliahed rule will
not be broken?Oharlotteavili* Pro?