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THE FREE LANCE published trl weekly
Man independent newspaper, is located at SOS
Oommeroe (or William st>, Frederioksburg.
Tirginut, and Is issued on Tuesday, Thursday
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should be addressed to THSFttSS LANCE."
Weather forecast for Fred
ericktbur? and vicinity.
Fair Thurtday irith mod?
Temp?r?t ares Tuesday in the extreme
Northwest were : Boise, Idaho, 102 ;
Havre, Montana. 100; Helena and Win
nempcca, 98 degrees each ; Huron and
Hopid Oity, ?4 degrees each ; Bismarok
arl Williston, 62 degrees each.
This looks as if a hot wave is ap?
(Jen. Wood continues to take vigorous
measures for checking the yellow fever
Twenty millions of dollars is the es
t?mate of the spring clean-op of gold
in the Klondike
Baverai worthy colored men who are
holding down a government job at
Washington have hurried to the White
Hones to assure McKinley that the
oolored revolt is not general. These
gentlemen are evidently in no danger
of losing their jobs and MoKlnley can
derive all the benefit possible from such
Gov. Tyler, it seems, does not pro
pose to give the people of the State any
of his anecdotes from the hustings this
year. The Governor would be very
wise to remember that whilst speech is
silver, silence is golden, and so spare
the people his comments on their selec?
tion of their delegates, and their fixing
the dates of their primaries to soit
themselves. The Governor as a "kick?
er" is not as great a success as in
The Dispatch says :
Ths plans for the new court house at
Aooomsc will be adopted by the Board
of Supervisors July 20th. The oontra? t
will probably be let then.
Tbe fight which the town of Parksley
made against tbe building of a new
court house on the site of the ancient
structure at Aooomac- seems to have
It will be remembered that Tbe Free
Lanes expressed the opinion that the
court house would not be removed from
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Concerning Gov. Tyler's candidacy
for tbe U. S. Senate the Kiohmond
correspondent of the Baltimore Son
"It is the general belief among those
who look at tbe situation from a non
partisan standpoint that the Uoveruor
is merely making this tight aa an enter?
ing wedge for the Senatorial vacancy
six years hence. The Governor is a
persistent worker and never tires
He was s candidate for the Governor?
ship for about 12 years and was a
candidate before three conventions, in?
cluding tbe one by whioh he was nomi?
nated. ' '
Park Agnew, Oollector of Internal
Bevenue of the Sixth District bas des?
ignated July 26 as the ,ime and Lynch
burg, Va, as the place for examining
candidates for positions of deputy col?
lectors and storekeepers and gangers
This is not to be confonnded with civil
service examinations, bot, in fact, is
part of the recent plan of curtailing
the civil service's scope.
It looks strange to Tbe Free Lance
that Mr. Agnew, whose prominence in
politic? comes almost entirely of the
faot that he was defeated for Congress
in the Eighth District by the son of
Robert E. Lee should fix tbe place for
this examination so far off. But then
Mr. Agnew probably does not expect to
run for Congress again.
The State of Minnesota holds now
nearly $1,000,000 worth of Virginia
bond?. On July 3rd, $820.000 were
invested in these securities and Mon?
day's purchase? were made to the ex?
tant of $91,000. Minnesota Is a very
rich state and has much money invest?
The State of Minnesota knows that
the State of Virginia will more than
likely meet her interest, bnt if there
should be a hitch, Minnesota can bring
en original action in the Supreme
Court of the United States, to enforce
the payment of Interest.
Th? Louisville Courier-Journal says :
The national park whioh it Is pro?
posed So establish in Spotsylvanla
oounty, Va .will embrace battlefields
where tbe Federal armies were com?
manded by Burnslde, Hooker, and
Grant. It may be Inexpedient at this
late day. but it will nevertheless occur
to ths reader that this gives two gen?
erals who lost to one that won battles
In that region. There is said to be
little change in the soenery, and tbe
earthworks ol the two sides can be seen
running for miles in nearly parallel
lines. The State of Virginia la re?
ported to be willing to transfer the
land to the United States, and ? park
there would he quite as interesting as
any of those already provided as me?
morials of the great controversy.
Yea Terily, and far more so. There
ore bo where In the world in so small
on area of territory four snob fields of
battle ea ITradericksburg, Chancellors
villa, toe WlUderaees and Spotsylvanla
The Town Council of Gordonsville
assembled officially Tuesday night to
give the representatives of the proposed
railroad a weloome. To this meeting
the eitizens of the town and its sur?
roundings had been invited, and were
present in quite a gexxily number,eete
clally was this true of the business
men of the town.
Oapt. P. P Barbour presided over the
meeting, and his words of weloome
were delivered with much earnestness
and assoraoce of appr?ciation up m the
part of the town, with the protectors of
the new road.
The representatives of the proponed
road were; Gen. Jas. t?. Negley, Presi?
dent of tho ReH-kiugham A W Va R
R , and Mining and M.tnufacturiug
Co., of New York; G. W Huldman,
private secretary of DeWui Smith, of
New York ; Wm. H Hartman, R O
Eddlns and Engineer O P. Dickinson.
Gen. Jas S Negley addressed the
meeting, in which he stated the road
would be another truuk to the Ooost
Air Line, and would bring into market
the ooal fields which are west of the
Blue Ridge,and along the Alleghauies,
which comprise some of the be>it coal
beds in America. He said it would also
run through the forest lands, rich in
hard woods, barks and other valuable
timbers, which now, notwithstanding
they were worth Billions, when made
marketable, were valueless Hi? ad
dress as a whole, was full of logi al
reasons for the building of the road
He assured his hearers that some of the
best financiers in New York were in?
terested in the road -GovdooeTille Ga?
? ??? *?? ?
Oue of the New York gentlemen in?
terested in the building of the Madison
Railroad was here Monday in conter
enoe with some of our citizens He
had been through Rappabannock and
Madison .?.unities, and was well satis?
fied with the outlook in those ooMliea
It has not been determined at what
point the road will connevt with the
Southern or the ? & O . but that de?
pends upon the efforts of the people at
the different punts. This gentleman
regards this as the natural point for
the terminus, and was well pleased
with the route which has been surveyed
between this point and Madison. ?Pied?
mont Virginian, Orange 0 H
In the foregoing 'lipping- are sug?
gestions of either one or two railroads.
It is well known that engineers are
surveying hereabouts, but what is our
wide-awake Business Men's Associa?
tion, whose herculean efforts seem to
ran to seed on getting up a few excur?
sions, doing- Can anyone tell us why
that active body has not appointed a
ommittee to find out what is going on
and where the interests of Fredericks
burg are supposed to come in. Then
we have a committee in the Couceil on
public interests. If the private inter?
ests of the members of the committee
have ever enabled them in the way of
suggesting new enterprises to do any?
thing for the public good The Free
Lince would be glad to be advised of
it. Gentlemen,wake up, get a move on
yon; do something, either make a
spoon, or spoil a horn a trying, but
don't sit quiet as if oppressed by a
nightmare Let us see if more railway
steam whistles can't wake up the old
'Burg Will you simply turn over,
yawn and gap and say?AFTER A
To The Free Lance :
In your Issue of July 11th you say :
"The Fredericksburg Battlefields Park
matter was taken np, first, by our City
Council, iu February, lsM, and a com
mi.'tee appointed to inaugurate it."
Now, it so happens that I ran across
an issue of The Free Lance of Decem?
ber 10, 1895, the other day and in the
editorial columns I found the follow?
"The Fredericksburg Free Lance
quotes this recommendation and calls
for a meeting of delegates from Bpot?
sylvania, Orange and Fredericksburg to
discuss the question and present the
claims of that locality to Congress. In?
asmuch as the battles of Fredericksburg,
Ohancellorsville and the Wilderness
were fought within a few miles of each
other it would seem that the Govern?
ment might appropriately provide for a
park at Fredericksburg which would
eclipse all the rest ?Norfolk Land?
We have no doubt that this could be
compassed, and there is no reaseui why
it should not be. It has been more
than a year sime The Free Lance sug?
gested a National Park at Fredericks
burg, and now we take up the matter
again with the Landmark and suggest
that Judge Waller, Clerk Crismond,
Commonwealth's Attoruey Rawlings
and Sheriff Harris, of Spotsylvania,
call into consultation Judge Morton,
Commonwealth's Attorney Williams,
Clerk Fry and Sheriff Ricketts, of
Orange, and bold a meeting here at
some early day to inaugurate the move?
ment. It only need to be begun and
pushed In order to succeed.?The Free
Yes, our files bear out the foregoing.
It seems that The Free Lance took np
this matt?r several years before the
Oouncil acted on it. But The Free
Lance is so often the pioneer in mat.
ters that succeed, that It hardly feels
like calling attention,of Its own motion,
to saoh sabjeots. The Free Lance would
be glad to see its neighbor of the Land
mark say another word about the matter,
especially as Col. W. H. Taylor, Gen.
Lee's adjutant general, and a resident
of Norfolk, is earnestly interested in
The Dewey Home Fund is only $15, -
000, though subscriptions have been
solicited for nearly two months, but
with this sum a house will be bought
for the Admiral in Washington.
It is stated that the situation in the
Philippines is much more critical than
the American publio has been allowed
Will Not Notice the Protest of the War
The Washington, D. C., Star of the
18th says :
The excitement oaused by the publi?
cation of the war correspondents' formal
indiotment of Gen. Otis' management
of the Philippine campaign had almost
completely died ont in official circles
this afternoon, and the statement was
officially made that the so-called ' ' round
robin" called for no official action. It
was explained at the War Department
that it mast be assumed that Gen. Otis
has done right nnless there is some in?
disputable proof to the contrary.
Otis telegraphed ou the )8th, from
Manila that there Is continued heavy
rain, and '.hat cyolonio storms impede
business In the harbor, and that every?
thing awaits subsidence of typhoon
I ?_ ~-?. kitUitu
Gen. Funiton's Advice Reipecting the
The following rather surprising in?
terview is credited to Brigadier-Oeu.
Funston by Rmnseville Williams, con?
sul at Hongkong, who, duriug a visit
to Mauila, Interviewed the fiery Kan
san Gen Funston, despite his war?
like reputation, is reported as saying,
referring to subjugation of the Philip?
"I believe at present that there should
be a little less guupowder and more dip
huii.icy. Filipinos are, no doubt, im
pressed by the former in a manner
they will remember. I think that we
should consider them as children and
treat them accordingly, (?runt them
some concessions, whioh are setinitigly
of great importance to them (live
then some assurance and act uni dem?
onstration of our good will and friend?
ship for them to win their confidence.
"A civil govemmeut should be estab?
lished at once, bat keel up with strong
military, uot less than the strength of
military forres now here. The military
should be independent and separate
from the i ivil government, but Mantl?
ing ready to hurry iutu execution edicts
aud laws and of the civil authoities,
should it be? necessary,
"I believe the backbone of this in?
surrection is broken. If the Filipinos
iio not give up by thu end of the rainy
season, I am iu favor of the Govern?
ment bringing 100,000 meu here aud
making short work of euding any fur?
ther resistance. Strange as it may
seem, 1 am almost 'a peace at any
price' tutu When life ami property
an be saved if is ainn-st a crime not
to follow that rule I am a Repuhli
-tu, but 1 am an anti-expansionist.
though a mild one. "
McKinley Called a Traitor.
Dr .1. R. Riley, of Washington. I)
O, president of the Anti-Imperialist
National (Jolored Auxiliary League,
with William Lloyd Garrison and
others, addressed a meeting in Boston,
Mass., Monday, upon "How Imperial?
ism and Expansion Will Affect the
Colored Race. " A branch of the league
was formed in that city.
Dr. Riley read his address in a voice
inaudible totwo-thirdsof the assembly.
Cries of "Louder!" were frequent, and
eventually the audience drowned the
speaker by clapping hands. Again and
again the chairman asked for order,
but in vain. Finally I. B, Allen arose
aud begged the audience to keep qaiet
or go home Kven this had no effect,
and Chairman Plummer threatened to
call the police.
Rev Mr Ferris.pastorof the church,
made an urgent plea that those who
disagreed with anti-imperialist ideas
listen pAtiently. This tranquilized
things in a degree.
Dr. Riley rehearsed many benefact
ions received by the oolored race at the
hands of ex-Confederates and demo?
crats, and scored the Republicans for
double dealing. He said that Lincoln
placed Union first and recognized the
constitutionality of slavery. These
resolutions were adopted :
"The colored people of Boston, in
meeting here assembled, desire to en?
ter their solemn protest, against the
present unjustifiable invasion of Amer
i< an soldiers in the Philippine Islands.
While the rights of colored citizens
in the South, sacredly guaranteed them
by the amendment of the Constitution,
are shamelessly disregarded, and while
the frequent lynchings of negroes, who
are denied a civil trial, are a reproach
to republican government, the duty of
President and country is to reform these
crying domestic wrongs and not attempt
the civilization of alien poopleby pow?
der and shot. "
Rev Mr. Ferris said: 'If President
McKinley has not been a traitor to the
black man, then there are no traitors "
This was greeted with applause.
May Oppose Morgan.
Birmingham, Ala., July 17, ? Anent
the statement of Senator Morgan, that
so far as he knew he is without oppo?
sition for re election to the Senate,
Gov. Johnston, was asked the direct
question if he would be a candidate
for the Sauatorship. The Governor re?
plied, after some deliberation, that
he had not made up his mind just yet
as to what bis future course will be.
He added :
"As t j announcing my caudidacy for
the office, there Is plenty of time for
me todo that if I should so decide, as
the election is over a year off. I have
been told that Congressman Bankhead
is an avowed candidate for Senator. "
The manner of the Governor indioated
that in due season he would formally
announce his Senatorial candicaoy. It
is stated on the best authority that the
formal announcement of Mr. Bank
head will also be forthcoming soon. The
entrance of Bankhead in the contest is
looked upon as further lessening Mor?
gan' achantes,as Bankhead'ssupporters,
as a rale,are men who would otherwise
vote for Morgan.
Glad Negroes Are Moving Against Phil?
John Mitchell, the editor of the
Richmond Planet, the oolored organ,
' "I have read with interest the re?
port of the organization of citizens of
color into anti-expansion leagues. I
believe the attempt to subjugate one
race of people after a war to free an?
other is a parody upon justice.
"I am opposed to Mr. McKinley's
policy in the Philippines, and if it is
endorsed by the Republican party, I
am opposed to the Republican party
upon that issue. It annihilates at one fell
Bwoop the principles for whioh Grant
fought, Lincoln died, and Sumner
contended. To subjugate the Filipi?
nos is to engage in a war of conqaest.
To engage in a war of conquest is to
violate one of the most solemn pledges
ever made by the Chief Executive of
I believe that every c jlored man In
every part of this great oountry of oars
should organize against the ptevailing
policy. I believe Mr. Edward Atkin?
son and his colleagues are rights. I be?
lieve that Senator Hoar's patriotic ut?
terances embrace timely warning to
the nation,aud to ignore them is to in?
vite disaster. Were I a white man I
should advocate the same policy that I
do as a colored man."
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Vanderlip has returned from a trip to
the Pacific coast He ssys tbs Far
Wast is prosperous aud free silver is a
dead political issoe.
A Terrible State of Affairs in Id
The Washington, D O , Times o
According to affidavits and s
statements pfsaooted to the Pies
yesterday by Boautot H?itli -Id, of It
a reign Of terror ?ml brutality has
established in BhoshOM ? unity, in
State, mid un Amerloan Siberia
been inaugurated liy ths Standard
Trust, aided and abetted by Hng
H. C Merrintii and s regimen! of
Otad regular*. Tin- haga Volum
testimony now in the possession of
President contains the iwotu h
meats of representative men who
sirlbe such a round of brotal toi
und barbarity as makes the ruli
Bponish tyranny in Duba seem m
ful and humane m OOmpOril hi.
The testimony shows that lbs 0
d'Alene distrirt has been under ma
Uw for oearly three months, und
county has been hbs lately onl off 1
the rent of the WOtld. More than
inniM ent inen, the testimony sin
have been Imprisoned In a filthy "
pen" during the three months,
have been subjected to such ootragi
treatment that twenty-four deaths I
ooonrred and ths living era phyi
wrecks. Every sympathiser has I
tuiprisoiied or driven out i theooui
and even now eight men are being I
foe their lives witimui rjunstl
county attorney Is guarded and tin
sued with arrest should be dare snl
protest , and over loo wltUBM
defeui o have beendrirenoul an 1 wi
ed uot to return
Tlie Standard Oil Trust i- paying
expenses of prosecution t" ensure
fiction. A rigid prOSI BOBOTShip
?teblished and no man's life
worth a word of sympathy Men h
been murdered and women outraged
the colored tr opa il d no heed lias b
given these things ly the milii
rulers. The Governor of the Stats
charged with being in the smpl iy
tbe Standard Uli Trust, and the ant
tions are backed np by his own defy
which he states that "the large m
owuers will run the State m the fut?
and that he the Governor will k
the county under martial lew dot
the balance of his term. "
All this and more, i' Is : timed,
been proven, and Presiden! MoKio
has promised t > begin an in
The troubles leading up to the pi
ent reign of terr >r began on April
last, wheu a small band of un
miners strui k for higher wages
Wardner, Idaho Several days later
large concentrator, the property of i
Standard Oil Trust, was lestroyed
an explosion, and G v Bteuaeoberg i
< lared martial 1 iw in ths county O?
eral Merriain ws? despatched to Wa
tier in command of s<>0 colored trooj
the Twenty-fourth I nit- 1 Btates lafl
try. Shortly before the arrival of t
troops there nod been some noting I
tween union and non-union mioi
during which two men were killed,?'
a onion miner and ths other s W
General Merrinm had been instruct
to go to Wardner to i[n<dl disturbam
and to keep order, but according to t
affidavits these were the lear-t of t
duties he imposed upon himself It
sworn that immediately npon his s
rival he began a wholesale carnival
arrests, which continued for sevet
weeks. Kvery man who was known
have been ooaoeoted in any way wi
a labor union wus arrested without ai
charge being made, and as the c tun
jail was considered too soft a place, fl
prisoners were |ilac-d in a large bar
known as the "bullpen," and we
THROWS INTO THI " BULL PIS."
Id a short time over 700 men WS
packed into this pen, and were fore?
to sleep on a filthy tl >or, and we
given no attention. Nearly all of the?
men were i harged with no crime, an
were arrested by order of Govern*
Steunenberg because the? had at sou
time belonged to labor unions Tl
sheriff of the county and two memlm:
of the board of county c mini
were arrested among others, l?-cause, i
the Governor said, they were ''syn
pathizers " The county attorney ai
tempted to secure the release of th
sheriff und was threatened With arr?t
if be dared offer a protest. The prisot
ers were cut off from all communion
tion with the outside world, and wot
allowed to see nobody. Their wivt
and children were allowed to starv
and were subjected to the most revoll
ing outrages by the colored troops an
the lawless hangers-on, who had swori
that they believed labor onions to b
The conditions inside the pen ar
sickening, according to the statement
of those who have been imprisouei
there. Scorvy and f-lime were every
where, and several cases of insanit;
were developed among the prisoners
Every able-bodied man in the town o
Wardner had some experience In thii
place, and every miner who refused ti
sign an application for a permit t<
work was arrested as a ' 'sympathizer. '
CONFINED FOR TWO MONTHS.
Hundreds of these men have been it
the pen for over two months and are
hardly fit to move. The affidavits de.
olare that the homes of the prlsoneri
were entered by the troop? and ran?
sacked for ' "evidence." There was an
privaoy, and anything of value was
stolen or destroyed. Complaints were
made to the Governor, who at once ar?
rested the ' omplainants and declared
that "the county was too good for the
-. " and that ''he would
see them in hell before this business was
over. ' ' _
Persons troubled with diarrhoea will
be interested in the experience of Mr.
W. M. Bush, slerk of Hotel Dorrance,
Providenoe, R. I. He says: "For
several years I have been almost a con?
stant sufferer from diarrhoea, the fre?
quent attacks completely prostrating
me and rendering me unfit for my
duties at this hotel. About two years
ago a traveling salesman kindly gave
mea small bottle of Chamberlain's
Colio, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Much to my surprise and delight its
effects were immediate. Whenever I
felt symptoms of the disease I would
fortify myself against the attack with
a few doses of this valuable remedy.
Tne result has been very satisfactory
and almost complete relief from the
affliction," For sale by M. M. Lewis,
Mayor Carter H. Harrison has de?
clined to mtke a speech of welcome to
the Democratlo National Committee
men at their coming meeting in Chi?
UNITE IN MAKING A STATEME
?tal Important Facts An- Kept l'n
Manila, July It?TM Hong
July 17 -The conditions of the
sorship have been steadily gru
worse r.lnce the beginning of thu i
reotion and have finally re?' bed I
max. A meeting was held a n
ago of all the Htutr cine*), nid,,i
American newspapers Rationed SI
niln, and a telegram was drafted
noting the situation according t
best opinions ami submitted toQe
otis Tim general was angry
snmmoned the oorrespoodents
threatened to coort-martisl then
mi a charge of conspiracy lie
that the telegram accused bin oflj
run the oorrespondsnti dlsat iwe<
modified the langnags of the mas
iiut ( louerai ( M is rsl oaed to p?*s
telegram, win. h is now sent to II
koiig for transmiwton
Genera] Otis offered to improve
conditions of the censorship snd
point a new sensor, bol the o
spondents esplained thai their i
pl.tiiit was agalnsl the sys
not sgainsl ths lensoi Gei
i Itls sahi '1 ths c ti<?-)' indents
suiiinit the ehanges In the syi
whi' h they deemed essential
c irn-i-p indents ashed permission to
1 hi, lirst, all of tin- facts, and, -?
all of the phases of ths sttnation, I
of winch had theretofore been km
?ibis Gen Otis nominally grai
tin- desired reforms Ue m
concessions, however, so that tl
slight changes The activity
the front delayed ? settlement < t
matter and Gei.eral Otis' 1111
a further del >v A Bnsl
the irresp ?ndenti a ai held l
Gen. < rtis w.is im the foil
Ing msesage woo ? to He
The undersigned, imprising the
tire stalT of correspondents of Auieri
it Man 11 l unite III the
lowing statement :
"That owing t i the officiai iltspal
es from Manila niatle public in Wi
ington the peopls of the i mi-J St;
have reoeived an inc ?reel Im pre?
of the situation in the Philippines
that these dispsl ihss present an si
tptlmietlc view which is not ibs
by the general offloeri in the field
believe that these dispatches incurre'
represent the sslsting couditi
among the Filipinos lo respect of
terxtal dlssseosions and dem
resultant fr. m the American campa
and the brtgand-ltks i bsractei of tt
army. It ii believed that these i
patches err in the declaration that i
nation is well in band, and in the
sumption that the Insane U"n will
speedily ended without a gr?a
?' We think that the ten (city of I
Filipino purpose is underestiin-i'e'l,?
that the itstements that ths volante
are willing to serve further are t
founded. The censorship has i otnpell
us to participate in thts misrepresen
tion by exercising or altering and
truverted statements of facts, on t
plea, 11 ti ? < 11 ri K General Otis, that 'th
would alarm the people St home' a
'have the people of the United Stet
by the ears. ' "
our ipeoifloationi are ;
"The prohibition of hospital report
the numbers of heat prostrations in tl
field, the suppression of full reports
ii- Id operations in case of their fallut
the prohibition of complete re]
the situation, and a systematic mi
imization cf Naval operations, "
Bass and Dinwiddie, "N
McOstcbeon and Armstrong, "Uli
c.tgo Record ' '
Little, "Ohicsg i Tribuns "
(Jollins, Jones, und Dunning, Im
Keen, Boripps-MoBas Les)
1'ivisand McDonell.the "Sun."
Gen. otis particularly resented tl
parts of the despatch having referen,
t ) the volunteers and the naval open
tions The ooRsepoodenti cited mai
proofs of their all-g?tions. It is in
possible to describa th.asorshlp b
.able. Many grounds of complaint hs
heciiine intolerable. It remains to t
seen what relief the modifications wi
is'i'i'.N iTIOaTOF st ii.Di v.us' KK.r.ATi\ l
OVIB THKLAe'K Of IXrORMATION
The Washington, D. O, Times sayo
Ths lack of infirm it ion in the Wa
Department regarding the location an
condition of the various regiments un
der General Otis in the Philippines, i
causing much indignation and iiureas
ing anxiety of the relatives and friend
of the men in the service there.
To the many enquiries received dnil
at the department for certaiu regt
ments. the officials make the one stereo
tjpod answer, "We do not know when
the regimentH are. The last report w<
had was made list March, and as thon
is oo law requiring nach a report to b<
made, we will bo unable to furnish
any information in the future."
This answer is one well calculated ti
muse the ire and indignation of the
many anxious p irenf s and relatives whe
are unable to ascertain whether theii
sons and relatives are camped in the
swamps or an the mountains, and the
comments that are made on what is
termed the ' 'penny wise and pound
foolish" economy of the War Depart?
ment are vigorous en 'Ugh to he the
forerunners of a popular outcry.
' 'If I were Secretary of War," said a
prominet politician this morning who
had made an unsuccessful effort to lo?
cate some of his friends io the Philp
pines, "and there was no law requir?
ing an accurate and official report on
the location of the troops, I would cer?
tainly lose no time in issuing an order
that would secure such information.
' There is nothing that the public is so
deeply interested in as to know where
the soldiers are. what they are doing,
snd what their condition as to i-omfoit
and health is, and to tell a ?man that
no information has been received for
months and that none i? likely to be
received for months to come is an out?
rage on the American people. It is
another instance of tho almost crimi?
nal carelessness which has character?
ized the doings of the famous War De?
Dr. Oady's Oonditiou Powders, are
just what a hone needs when In bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier and
vermifuge. They are not food bat
mndioine and the best in ase to put a
horse In prime condition. Price ao"
oents per package For sale by M. M.
Predicting McKinloy'a Defeat.
The Washington, D. C, 1'ost says:
"The Hon. Will (Jumback, former
Lieut (Jov. of Indiana and ei-incuui
bent of a number of positions in the
niti.il service, civil and military, all
of which he tilled with marked ability,
contributes to this issue of the Post an
article that will interest and. we think.
surpris? his readers of all political
parties It is scarcely necessary to sav
ttiat Mr Cumbaok is a Kepubiiean lie
was an active member of that paity in
bis eatly manhood, prior to 1861, and
lia- m ver wavered in loyalty to its prin?
ciples and support of it? policies. That
a veteran politician with surh a record
should predict defeat for Mr IfoKlulei
in tin- rols "f oaodidats for re-slectlon
tn tin- Presidency Is, under existing
u militions,the ni .-t surprising prophecy
that has yet appeared relative to next
samp iign 'l he foot that the re
nomination of President McKinley by
acclamation le already regarded asa
moral certainty renders Mr Oombeok's
foreoast equivalent toa prediction ol
Republican defeat and Demooretic vie
toiy. It may bo doubted if any cot I
headed and well -informed Democratic
nan or politicien Of either wing
nf ths party shares this beiief to su' li
"nt that, if his advise WMSOOghl
by a friend who bad money to -take on
it, he WOOld lunst i him to put up h m
Th.- letter to which the Pia*, refers
from fjor, Oumbecs says
M my rears ago a prominent and
able |, In o?an ami statesman said to
me mat tin- civil service law would
? I tin re-i I-' t ion of any President
for the next fifty years, ami I mink be
n ' i'hi President muy widen
o, lessen tbe nope of its op?rations at
hi- own will ami 11 ?sure That feature
of th-- Utw must bare been t then from
li .i\ Writ m the charge giren to Peter,
which was in these words : "And I givu
nut i thee tin- key- of the Kingdom "t
o. and wbatsoevet thou nhult
bind in earth, shell be humid in heaveu,
and whatsovei thou shall loose on
earth, -hall be loosed in heaven "
Whether the President binds or lets
he i- oondemoed The politi?
cians want more loosing and the doe
irlnaires mure binding, and both in
disgust demand anew man to work the
And so n would seem that the dis?
tribution of the vast patronage of the
government and the manipulation <f
the Ivll service law, in view of the
narrow margin between the great
part 1--, has been and will cootlBOS to
be fatal to the re i let tlon < f auy Presi?
dent to a m c md c sBSSCntlre term
The Pr?sident has not onlv these
troubles, but if there is any maladmin?
istration m any of the departments?
any Jobbery or scandals, or an incom
y of any of his appointees?all is
charged up to the 1'residenf, and he is
art" i.e.) by the artist and lampooned
mi the hustings and in the press.
A new oeadid t ill of this.
And then he has in addition the help
>f all the pi ve hunt?rs in his patty.
They ?re animated by the energizing
belief that nobody has a fir*t mortgage
on the offices when he <? imes int i his
kingdom. If this onfidenc* is a de
tost?n, a- it it often is, there is n< th
ing in sight to weaken their faith. "
Tho h tier is remarkable in that it
has not ne w r 1 if c <mmendution for
Ml Klill"Y ThS Free 1, lire
Opposition tc Senator Hoar.
A special to the New York Tribune
from Boston says : Senator Hoar will
UOl KO back to the Senat? if the p'nus
of the present republican leaders are
irriedout, because of his anti-imperial
int?mente The candidates for
the U. S Senate in the republican party
are many, and in opposition to Senator
Hoar are mentioned the names of ex
Gov. Long, Gov. Wolcott, William H.
Halle, Representative Moody and Gen
Draper. Senator Hoar will no doubt
b.' a candidate for reelection.
Five men are reported to have been
killej in another feud conflict in Clay
Mo H. DeLong.
bnylervflle, N. Y, who served hi
. I, 5th Ven.it Volunteers, had
other foes to battb- with after bis return
from the late-.vsr. Re recently ?rratei
"I rive used Dr. Miles' Restorative
Nervine for psrvotssOOB brought en by
the use of tobacco xn,\ too close applica?
tion to business. It gave me prompt
relief without leaving any unpleasant
effects. The result was beneficial and
lasting. I iieartily endorse it."
1 1 v nil drug ? ' mice,
tir.-.t bottle i i lev back,
Bo k on heart sad nervet sent free.
Or, Miles Medical Company, Elkhart, Ind.
GOAL AND LUMBER.
Sealed pn p ?sals for furnishing the
Public Buildings of tbe city 15 tons of
Egg Goal, delivered at theOourt House,
and 10 tons Stove Coal at the Mayor's
Office will be received by the Public
Property Committee until 13 m.
Tuesday, August ist.
Als- 5.000 feet White Oak Lamber for
bridge, IU Inches thick, 6 to 10 inches
wide and l* feet long.
The above is to be of the best quality.
The Committee reserves the right to
re i ? -t any and all bids.
G. W. WROTEN,
J. T. KNIGHT.
W. H HURKAMP,
jy20 at Committee.
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Wednesday, July 26th.
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TN Til K i'I.KKK- 01 NCI "1 NIK CI H
*cult Court ot the Count) of Caroline i n th
11th i ay of July, II
Kllen W. Downing, executrix ef
the estate o? John M. Hudgin.Plaintiff,
Walter 0. Hielgin and others. l'?tendants
The ?l'iect ot this suit is to Construe the
last will ami testament tit the -.un? .i. |f.
IIudgin ami ascertain tin- right? uii.l
of all partie- thereunder.
Ami auafti'la. it having been made and Bled
that the defendant?.. Walter O. HuUgtn.Mary
Falconer ami Crearles 8. Falconer, her hu
hand. Baille 0. II uilgln, Carrie H. < 'ampi";ll
and James It. Campbo 1, her husband ; Mug
gic H. Douthitt ?ml II 8, Uouthitt. her hu?
hand; KateO. Hudgin, Nellie H . Smith ami
Charles I. Smith. h-r husband : Robert Hud
gin. Mll'lred 8. Houlware,liesslu !.. H'.ulware,
Hoheit M. Houlware. Alfred .1. Ho.ilware,
Harriett (?. May und Honce I'.. Kay, her
husband: Mildred N. Houlware. Margaret II.
Bou I ware, Gray Estop Murpb)j an lnf?nt.
Krank HnuUaic. an ?niant: waiterBOUI
ware, an Infant ; Kessle Hi nil ware, an infant :
1.11 le Adiiiui Houlware. Atiiiu II. Hudgin.
Uol.erl Wege.un lludgin. Annie ?. Hudgln.
Jane Ii. Hudgin, 'l liouia? H. Hudgin, Sarah
H. Hiitton, Virginia Uraham Button, B
Sutton. Oarnetl W. Button, Ella Button.
Mildied BattOB, the la't turned tl\ ? In ing in
fants : Holten H. Uowningan.l John I'.Down?
ing are not residents of ths state of Virginia,
itlsord. red that the.\ do appear here, with
in 15 days after due publication hereof, and
do what may in- necessary to protect their
interest in this suit. And It Is further order
..I that SOOPJ hereof be published once S
(reek for four weeks In s.<me ncwspapcr.atd
that a copy be foithwlth posted at the front
door of the court house Ot nils c"Uiit\.
V I I '
Thorn?? W. Valentine. ( 1er*.
Hill Caaterand W. K. Knnl?.. p.q.
TN T1U CLEKK .-nu H K Of IHR Cllt
J-cult Court of the County Ol Caroline on
the 18th day "f July. MS?.
Laura Alsop..- Hetendant.
The object of this "ult is to obtain a divorce
a vinculo nutiimonli from laura Alsop.
Andan aludas It having been made and tiied
that tbe d< f'-ndani. I.aura AWop, Is nota res?
ident of the State of Virginia, it te ordered
that ?ihe do appear here, within fifteen day
utter nue publication hereof.anddo wnut may
lie necessary t" protect her inte.-est in the.
Suit. And it Is further ordered that
hereof be p'iblMied MCO a week for four
weeks In some newspaper, and that a OOP] be
posted at the front door <>t the oourt limite
of thb. county.
A copy Teste :
THOMAS W. VAI.K.M INK Clerk.
W. ?.. Basis, p- 'i
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George Co., Va.
Young ladies who desiie or In?
tend to enter, as students, the State
Normal College at Farmville, Va , can
take the examination for that parp?se
at King Oeorgo 0. H , Augost the 1st
and ??t.d, whlle'th-) MSJBfoatioa for
teachers'certificates wil' be In progr???
G W i,HI -SHY. i
Siupt of ?School?, King Oorge Co.
Wood and Goal.
Sealed proposals for furnishing ths
Alms House with 8 tons of Stove Coal,
in cords of Oak and 10 cord? of Pine
Wood wil! be received by tbe Alms
House Committee until
12 O'Clcci TUESDAY, AUGUST 1,1899.
| The above to be delivered at the Alms
House and to be of first-class quality.
[ Tne Committee reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
W E Brsdley,
J P Rows.
H R. Uonldman,
j y 18 at Committee.
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