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TUESDAY.SEPTEMBER 18 lS?t?
TH C FREE LANCE Published tri w^k.y
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Should be addre??ed to -THirttll LANCI."
Weather forecast for Fred
sricksburg and vicinity.
Rain,coubr, Southerly wind*
Froit and the Tec:::: Crop.
The N. Y. Herald of last Saturday
"The frosts occurring In the lake
region and portions of this section ou
Thursday and yesterday were heavy iu
the northern districts. But the heavy
frosts did not extend far into the to*
beaoco belt, unless perhaps in the high
Ian da Tbe official report yesterday
Btated that freezing weather extended
as far south as Southern New York and
frosts as for as Maryland.
It is nearly a month before the aver?
age date for the first killing frosts in
the southernmost parts of this section.
But the unusually vigorous movement
of oold ?anti-cyclones this season ad?
monishes planters in the elevated south?
ern districts cf the tobacco belt to look
ont for sharp frosts before the present
month closes. ' '
Snow fell at McOullom's. in the
town of Duane, Franklin county, near
Panl ISmitb's, in (the Adirondack?,
Thursday morning. The fall was quite
heavy and completely covered the
ground. It was tbe first snow of the
season in the Adirondack.?
Frost a?ain occurred in northern New
York and the interior of tbe New Eng?
land States on last Saturday. It wa?
much colder in the Northwest. Freez?
ing temperatures occurred in Montana,
the lowest was 2 degrees below freez?
ing at Havre and Helena. The cold
will spread we 1 over the northern sec?
tion of the corn and wheat States "
A striking feature of the political
census just taken in Baltimore is the
remarkable increase of the colored
voters. While the number uf white
voters shows an increase of only 1 7
per oent , the number of colored v.-ter?
makes a gain of 1 t> per oent
Tbe time has come for the opening
of the public schools, the academies,
the colleges and the universities. What
a period of animating interest ie it for
tbe young urchins who are?, for the first
time, started to school, with their
satohels packed with the spelling book,
the first reader, the copy book and the
slate and pencil. And of hardly less
interest Is it to the boy of fifteen or
sixteen, who has gotten through the
public high school, or tbe private acad?
emy, and is about to be bundled off by
his proud parents to the college. Bat,
perhaps, more animating and elating
than either of these experiences is that
of the college graduate who takes the
train for Charlottesville to enter that
glorious institution which the patriot?
ism and genius of Jefferson bequeathed
to the long succeeding lines of South?
ern youth who annually repair to that
great seat of science and learning, em?
bowered in the bold and blue Virginia
mountains, and on which the protect?
ing and fostering spirit of its great
founder is supposed to look down, with
food solioitnde, from the heights of
There is no beneficence, none what?
ever, to equal that of the public school
that is freely open to one and all. Fifty
years ago Henry A. Wise in a speech
at Unancock, in Ae-oomac county, made
tbe first great appeal for free education
that was ever uttered in Virginia. It
was Sir William Berkeley who thanked
God that there was no public school in
Virginia. Wise said that be longed to
see tbe time when no bright-eyed boy,
the heir perchance of genius and glory,
?honId be deprived by poverty of the
benefits of an elementary ?ducation.
The exact language is not remembered,
but that was tbe sentiment. How
much more noble than the narrow cyni?
cism of the old bigot, Berkeley.
We have in Virginia a most excellent
system of pnblto schools ; and year by
year they are improving in their effi?
ciency. The public schools of Freder
icksburg are in the very foremost rank
of merit and efficiency. And then we
have here our admirable Home College,
one of the very best private schools in
this or any other State. Fredericks
burg has always been noted for its fine
educational opportunities Uur old
citizens still remember "The Freder
ioksbnrg Academy, ' for so many years
under dear old Tommy Hanson, and
then ander Baokner and Temple ; and
Mrs Riohard H. Sterling's fine private
?obooL and the female aoademies of
R?v. Mr. MoPhail and of Messrs. Pow?
ell and Morrison ; and, before their day,
the memorable? girls' school of Mrs.
Little, that model of a Virginia lady
and educator. The old town has al?
ways enjoyed a high reputation for oul
tnre, and it i? gratifying to reflect that
it ttUl maintains thii proud prestige
and repntaticNU j
William J, Bryan ami W. Bouike
Oockran were in attendance on tbe
Trust Coufereuce, at Obtengo, on En
day and Saturei.iv. The latter ?poke
Friday ttifhl ami Mr Hryau 00 Satur?
day morning There? was i?n i tt irt
made for a j ? in t dlecuseloo be '
them on the money question, Mr Oock?
ran having boon, aa tbe raedor will
remember, one of the mosl "in sp 'ken
e'f the gold standard boitera from the
Deuiex-riitio party in 1896, and bel?g
?till as much opposed m ever to the free
silvor "era/- " of tin? Ohicago pUl
form The m >re prudent friends of
Mr Btyaa concluded that as he i- '
tain to be tin? Dem ?ratio nominee
again next year, it would sol be quite
dignified to match him against any one
in n joint debate. What u masterful
combat, what a battle of the giants it
would have been if they had b??e?n pitted
against each other It is probable tli.n
there is uo man in the country who
oould so ably hold his haud sgainil
Bryan as could Bmrke Oockran. He
is a powerful speaker, prodigiously
stroug, and magnetically eloquent His
speech in uuniuatiug Hancock for
President was the most brilliant Domi?
nating speech ever made, uuless that
of Conkling's, in nominating t'rant
for a third term, may be c ineidered to
have equalled Oockrsn'a (..rant had
lived in so many States that it was
matter of dispnte where to locate him
'? If you ask," exclaimed Oonkllug
*? where he is from, I answer that he
hails from Appomattox " It would
be difficult to beat that as an outburst
likely to produce thrilling effect
It is not intended by what is said
above to intimate that either Cockrau
or Oonkling could ever equal Hrvau as
au elective campaign orator He has
never had his equal, in that particular,
either on this side or the other side of
the Atlantio The speech which he
made at the Chicago convention in
and which se. ured him the Domi?
nation, uas never been snrpaaee i f >r
condensed power and electrifying
and his canvass for the presidency mu?t
ever stand as a marvel, a miracle of
intellectual p ?wer and stopendoni for?
It ought to be mentioned that Senat r
Daniel seconded the nomination of
Hancock in a rpeeoh, which, wfa
equal to Occkran's, was an admirable
ert'irt.and produced a very fine Impres.
sion. It did not, however
merit of brevity, and of c mdensed In
:isive declamation, which chara.teri/-?d
Oockran's great appeal It was on the
same occasion that Strittgfellow, then
[ of Petersburg, but now of Richmond,
ruined the efl'u-t of a sj>eech ful!
cellent thought by spiuning it out to
interminable length. He soon lent the
atteution of the vast and noisy audience
and was thereafter not heard ten steps
from the platform. Long-winded har?
angues are nit suitable for inch occa?
sions. The speaker mukf at the begin?
ning, by a clean-cut, epigrammatic
utterance and a bold, erect bearing,
catch the ear and the interest of the
audience, and never let them go.
Cul Albert D. Shaw, the new 0 m
mander-in-Chief of the >i. A li , has
made a speech, in which he says that
he will devote considerable time to pen?
sion legislation, and that the pension
roll could not be too laige. If the bur?
den should prove too heavy, he favored
a patriotic pension bond issue, so that
only the interest would have to be met
from year to year. This shows the
earnestness of the G. A. K. for more
pension money, though the O A R.
people are already getting annually one
hundred and forty millions of dollars.
Neither McKinley nor any of his
cabinet will go to New York to meet
Dewey on his arrival there. It is declared
that the reason that neither the Presi?
dent nor his cabinet will take part in
the New York reception is that Admi
ral Dewey is to be officially welcomed
upon his arrival in Washington.
Dun's Review last week says: "Bet?
ter than all other news the record if
August commerce show? trie relation of
United States bus ness to that of other
countries. Experts were $20.082,870
larger than ever before in August, and
exoeeded Imparts by $37,!i?9,tJ99, partly
because exports of staples were $9, :>?'?;, ?
978 larger than last year, but also be
cause exports of other products, mainly
manufae-turing, were $10.349,000 larger
than last year.
"Fears that great advance in prices
might shut off exports of manufactured
products have not been unnatural, and
it is most gratifying to find that such
exports still continue aud expand The
excess of exports over imports gives fair
promise of as large a balance in foreign
trade to the benefit of this country dur
lug the winter as has ever been seen.
That manufactured exports do not fall
off, but are larger than ever, is both
surprising and gratifying.
"The volume of business now in pro?
gress has never been rivalled. Clearing
hiuse payments in the second week of
September were 29.2 per cent, larger
than last year, and 08 9 per cent, larger
than in 1892. Railroad earnings in the
first week of September were 9.7 per
cent, larger than last year, and 13.1 per
oent largor than in 1892 ; returns cover?
ing half tbe mileage of the country
show earning? in the United States
amounting for August to $52,801,309,
exceeding last year's by 13 7 per cent.,
and those of 1892 by 18 5 per oent , and
the July returns covering all the large
systems show earnings of $92,853,522,
exceeding last year's by 19 G per oent.
and those of 1892 by 14 2 per cent Ton?
nage from Oblongo was nearly 60 per
oent. larger than In 1893, and 90 per
cent, larger than in 1896."
Dewey In -Washington.
Arrangements have been oompleted
for the Admiral's formal calls on the
Becreiary Of the Navy and ttie Presi?
dent upon his arrival in Washington
October J The Admirar? e?arriage< is
t ) be placed at be head of the parade
which will march to the ?outh from
Of the lie.esurv Hie Admiral will
in-- through the White House grounds
t i the State?, War and Navy building,
where he will C ?II Oil hlH only superior
in the? Navy Department, Becratary
1,'iig Aooompanied by the latter he
Will walk to the White II use mid call
on the President All three will ne?\t
proceed to tbe reviewing ?taint, at the
I'renMirv Building, and tin? parade
will resume its m irch
The route of the parade will be
shorter than usual, no us to oonoeotrate
the illumination and fireworks display
as mu"h as p ?jsible The pr. cession
will be formed al the Peaoe Mona
nient, just west of the Capital grounds,
und march np Pennsylvania avenue to
the Treasury Department, when- ||
I reviewed From this p unt it
will proceed further to the State, War
and Navy bin! ling, where it will dis
Many military and other OTfj I
tions from out of town will be repre?
sented, and it is expected there will be
over 20,000 persons in line. It I? esti?
mated that it will take one hour and 11
half for the parade to pass a given
point Washington is preeminently
the oity of the bicycle, and the dis?
play in this direction promise? to be
notable. Practically all the clubs,with
a membership of 500 riders, will lie in
line,while 1,000 detached wheelmen
ara expected to take pert With the
bicvi'i-s decorated with i dorad tissue
papera, and carrying Ohioese lanterns
and other lights, the display promises
t i be a gre?at su'
It has tuen decided that the parade
shall be a dismounted one, owing to
the danger Incident to the use of un?
tried horses in the preseuce of a pyro
teonic display, one of the finest pro
oesai 'iis ever held ther.?>, that of the
(.'rand Aimy, in the fall of 1892, was
Ons Dollar Grew te ?Cillions,
New York, Sept. 18 The? wonder?
iv in which money beget? m mey
was never more vivi-lly shown than by
the hi?t TV ' i the Vanderlult family.
0 ni m id re Yanderbill began hi? busi
ereer with $1 This was only
sixty years ago Of the $90,000,000
which he accumulated, be left $89 (HMI.
000 t i his eldest - in, William H"nry,in
Wi liam Henry Vanderbilt, dying In
1885, bequeated $10.000,000 each t ??
tota i ins and four daughcrs, and l?ft
besides - io apj.? 11 his
Cornelius and William K.
Cornelius Vanderbilt inherit?
000,000 in all. The present estimate of
1 te friend Of the family i* that
C irnelioe has left $120 COO,000 Wil?
liam K Yanderbill inherited $G
000, and it is estimated that he Is
now worth approximately $115,000,000,
im H and Cornelias Vanderbilt
doubled their riches.
Allowing the same rate of io
for the six other children of William II
Vanderbilt. and taking aoooonl of the
IM of the residue of the estate i f
Commodore Vanderbilt. the present
valuation of the fortune of the Vander?
bilt family is very close to $435,000
The Vanderbilt fortune, thus com?
pacted, will amount to a billion dol
lars before all of the e-hildren of Wil?
liam Henry Vanderbilt are dead
Thusdoea one dollar grow into one
billion elollars in three generations.
Ben, 5:r?:n Declines Aid in Re-build?
ing His Hone.
New Orleans, La., Sept 1-? Oen
eral John B. Gordon, in a letter to Ad?
jutant-General George Moorman, oou
cerning steps being taken by the New
Orleans camps of Confederate Veterans
to raise money with which to rebuild
(jen Gordon's home at Atlanta, re?
cently destroyed by fire, says:
"No words I could employ would
ad'-i'iitely express my gratitude to
the?e brave and devoted comrades for
this manifestation of regard for me,
and of sympathy in my great misfor?
tune. I request you, however, to say
to these camps,and to any others mak?
ing a simular move, that I cannot par?
iait them to carry out this generous
purpose. With the land on which my
home stood free from iucumbrance.and
with my health somewhat improved, I
hope to be able, by my own efforts, to
rebuild my home before a great whiR "
Attorney-General Montague Decides
Against Grimes' Battery.
Richmond, Va.. Sept. 10 ?The
Grimes Battery, of Portsmouth, will
not get pay from the State for the
patrol service rendered during the re?
cent yellow fever scare at the National
Soldiers' Home. The amount of the
claims of this command is about ?*!,
300, which Attorney-General Monta?
gue decides cannot be legally paid by
the auditor. The Attorney-General
bases his opposition to the claim on
the fact that Grimes' Batterv did ser?
vice beyond the jurisdiction of the
Mayor of Portsmouth, under whose
call they were ordered ont. The bat?
tery was used In patroling tho coast
near Ocean View to prevent yellow sus?
pects from going to Portsmouth.
Suit for divorce was instituted in the
Low and Equity Court of Richmond,
Va , Saturday by LUlie Belle Gordon
against her husband, William Gordon.
The correspondent named in the de?
claration is "a woman of nomadic
habits?a g\p-y-named Annie Pans
borough." Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were
married in Lynchborg ten years ago.
The bride wag then only 15 years old.
Their married life was a happy one
uatil 1804. At that time, the bill de?
clares, the gypsy came into their lives.
She had known Mr- Gordon before, and
when Annie Ransborough appeared the
second time, the declaration allege?
that the respondent grew neglectful and
uukind, and finally deserted his wife,
going to live with the gypsy, and re?
moving to Norfolk.
Through an English newspaper cor
respondent a watch and chain and
other articles which belonged to Lieut.
Lansdale, of the U. S Navy, who was
killed in Samoa, have been restored to
his widow. Mataafa, the Sauioan
chief, interested himself in the dis?
covery of the articles.
Reed's Farewell to Maine.
P ntland, Me , Si pt It) The Pn
today printed iae i II ?wing from II iu,
T. B R.1
?'To th.? R put, , m- ? I the I irai
? While I am naturall] relo I inl t i
obtrude myself again up m pul l i .it
tentlon, even her? at home, I am ?are
no one would expect me Iu leave ilie
First M um? district after so l"iig a
service without some words expressing
to roa my appre i iation i i y ur 111 ?nd
ship and mv gral i ode fur yi or g?-n
eroos treatment Words alone are i|uil ?
unid? quate, and l mail appeal I
"Dining three and tweuty \? irs f
polltli el life, Hot always | i I ul you
have never questioned a single public
Be t of Minie eHhei men have bad t
look after their disti ii-ts My district
has 1 lokid after ni" This in the plni
when? 1 ?ras born, where rou know my
shortcomings as well .i- l du myt?elf,
gives me a ngln t > l?- proud of my re
lati?os, with you. N i ben
quite hi," ib se s?. ?
"It would not I - it fot me to with
hold my thanks from those I lei ,
who have so . un? given me their votes
Tins friendship I can aokm wledge with
all propriety even In a letter to Kepnb
lie ins, for both they ami yon know
that [ have never .trimmed a sail to
oat ih the pawing bree se t . ver tl >wn
a doubtful Bag
'?? ?Hi -e? as a 'rlbb< a to ?tick in
coat' is worth n nsideration,
11" ?? i- pportunity i- worth all
??deration I'hat i pportunity y in have
given me nntrammeled in the fullest
and amplest measure and l retarn y u
su. ''re-t thanks If I have deserved
any praise, it belongs of n^-ht to you,
''Whatever m iy happen, I am lore
that the First Maim- district will al?
ways be true to the principles of liberty,
self-government, and the rights of
N: Right :: VgliniM.
The woman who is ! ively II
form and temper will always have
friends, bnl one who w mid be aMr.i
tive must keep her health 1;
weak, sickly and ??1 run down sh?
will be nervous an i Iritable it she
has oonstlpation oi kidney trouble, bet
impure blood will oause pimples
blotches,skin <rup*i mi and a wretched
complex i -n Bleciric Bitten is the beul
medioine In the w irld t > t
ste mach, liv-r ant kidneys aud t
purify the llo ?d It give?
?kin, ru-k oomplexi m It will make a
good-looking, charming woman f s
i an 1 wii invalid, ? ? ?1 M
M I.?-? is' Drug -
W-ea: at HOC ?:r Pound.
A di?pstch t ' the N w V rk
from Scottsburg, Indiana, lays: In
doobtedly the most valuable pie
wheat raised in the '' nited Statei th -
year wa- that raised here by 1. I', lie
Oa?din, a scientifi farmer and exj it
i Me thonssnd I I ir? t i .
fnls i 'I
yet th it i- ?
if, indeed, it can be Value I at all < Ine
half interest m the total yield
which was v- n |i on .
for $?00 I bit am m by a
wealthy Te ihom i
afte?r a personal In?].ti n f the wheat
while growing, ander an agreement t
furnish addit i mal ipital -
raise the wheat on a 1 irge -
Mr lioOaslin received many hmd
some offers for the entire r ;?
log one of $1,.i cash, bol he i
II at any pn ?
Tbie remarkable wheat la u
tal hybrid, being i? Bl n the
Qoneanee Giant and the l-'uli/. It"
great practical value in wheat raising
may be easily comprehended when it Is
known that one-sixth of th
seed wheat usually used will raise at
much wheat as other
While growing, this wheat at
the widest attention Agricultural
men from all parts (.f the 8 ta te
fre m Other States a?? well '-am, ?
Hung for Rettery.
Noah Finley, a negro, was b
f .r highway robbery at Pnlaski, in this
State, last Friday. This is tho first
legal execution for this crime that has
ever taken plae?.e in Virginia. People
came from many miles around M r-t
of them brought their dinners with
them and ate their midday meal on the
O'inrt green The hanging was in pri?
vate, only the officers and a few wit
nesses being present.
A local minister oondoctesd religious
services in the cell. He recited the
Lord's Prayer and Finley repeated t
after him. The doe med man said :
''Oh, Lord, to Thee I commend my
spirit, and may this be a warning to
all highwaymen, my friends and my
enemies, and nny it keep all from
Finley was praying when the trap
was sprung. His ne-ck was not broken,
but he died from strangulation in
twelve minutes. Thousands linked
upin the dead man's features. The
body was shipped to the Medical Ool
lege at Richmond Finley left a writ
ten confession, stating that he had rob
bed and killed several people.
A Musical Romance.
New York, Sept. 17? The engage?
ment is announced of Mis? Margaret
Sanders, of Richmond, Va., the daugh?
ter of a late Confederate otli??er eif ar?
tillery, to Albert G. Smith, a boslnefS
man of this city.
Miss Sanders came her? three years
ago with her mother and endeavored
vainly to get a place OB the concert
She then determined to go to London.
8he had met at her musioma'ter's, in
this city, a fellow-pupil, Albert O.
Smith. When she went abroad he ob?
tained for her letters in London, which
gained friends who placed her iu the
hands of a teacher who had been a
well known impressario iu a German
city. Miss Sanders' voice developed
wonderfully. 'She sang at several Eng?
lish concerts with success, aud her pro?
fessional future seemed assured.
Mr Smith went to London last spring
and the engagement resulted.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was the result of his splendid health
Indomitable will and tremendous en?
ergy, are not found where Steimach,
Liver, Kidneys, and Bowels are out of
order. If you want these qualities and
the ?access they bring, use Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They develop every
power of brain and body o-ily '?ne at
M M Lewis' drug store.
ii oient Kruger, In rep!
lat? -t prop Bals "f tbe Brli
ment, statei that the rransi.?ol ard
Ij di liras arbitralmu
Il Is reporte d that t ' ipl lia Dr?-;
?? rali ase d from pi li m t daj
.1 of the -' et?- "t in- health
Prinoe II ?m v and lu?? < lerm in n
irrived al Kiao CI
l he Vene / iel e Insurgent? h ive
a bloody bat? le 11 ru the '
I he aniiii eraai j
P ?nili-i ?? w i- elebrated with g
eothaaiaam thronghoot thit cinntr;
! \*. ; H IMI ..
Anu? ii m v* u-iiip- have begui
|. uni' irelmenl i t h? f 11
H iy, Lu/ 'ii
Mauy deaths i rom il n ? ai i n ire
earring um ma ih"
r n ? iti .
l'i , ; .. laniards in C
has grown to be a serious pi
?u 'n? fat il
? arre d it San! ?agi, <
\ ork, Si p| I? Sei i
ll.inmi an i ved ie ? : iy .11
St I, ail from S uth impt o II? s
to a reporter th il bti health had
n bal while be w
and that he h id bad a good time
?I believe that President M iKin
B nu uiiiu.it.-d and n
then l have given my ? pinion on t
m.in i so iften that it h e- n ? be io
rather a bestnut. A-? i > i > veri
reit for Vice-Pre lideut, I c
t.iinly w ill n f dlscasi th it
? I think that kudustri il mdltl
and the Philippine w.?r will |
tors m the a mtng campaign 1
Philippine w .n w i be m cl>? un i-:
ov the I torn rato party, ?mt we hi
nothing t f- ir I w m i
i i ami expin-i m made an Isi
i- l -.?, old l? ive the Hirer qo
? l im of the i ?lief th it there ? ill
s me diffl ni t v m m ik log the traats
I be Itepublii in ?? u
is jii-i as mai h i | p sed t the am issi
.n a manner to ii jure the pt
i- is the I) m icratl ? ''
Mr II \ i
I? litics, but whe a Mi Le in - n inn:
m m f ?r < lorern r w as ment i me d
tt.i- talk Itiug t
Paris Es| ittlon r I at inte
fering ia all n
H mu i in ' ?- ussii g tbe I Irej foi ? si
Preoi b ns , i- pure
j : : : I
18. ? A dispatch to tl
?Herald ir m Detroit, Mi
th U ! ??'ii
raw from tl
l m .' ' hi? n tu
ment, it is predicte I, will l??? m id- th
probably t lay ' ?ne of h
- ? ? litical friendi ?id 1 ist nig
' mistake w mid be m ide if p ?
tin- language was ose i In the public
ti n "f tin? aseen Ion I i< m ral Alg
h ?ni" If ?ti '.".rm i
but be -ii l - ly hi ?
h iv- s: metbing
t day oi later.
Mr .1 I. Lilly, B pr hi:
il i i mini il, M ' , 1 itely had e w mde
ful de liverani e from a frig
In telling of it . I was t ?k.
with tiDhoid fever tit u ran Inl
m. ma My langa became bardeued
i? I ?? Io ? ? ran sit np i
Nothing hi Iped me I ? i
o die of consompti in, when
heard of l?r King's New I 111
' i u? h ittle gave great relief I oontin
ace it, and n w am well an
o mu ih In it
lin- mai veil rai medioine i
i lie sore ? t and in th
a rid for all thi i 'rou1 le
Regul ir size? ?0 centi ami |l 00 Tria
b ittle free at M M Lewis' Drug Btora
? h ittle guaranteed
trust C:nforcr.:o :f Statt Executive!
st Louis, Sept Is?The oonventioi
of Governors and Attorney-General
, to meet In this city by Govern
- for the purpose of dir
cussing the tru-t qaesti 'ii and of tak
ing such action ,is they may tee neces
s try will assemble next Wednesday,
Governor Siyrs, who left Anstli
y?S?e d,y, is II l| expected to r'';e h lien
until tomorrow. It is believed that a
half the Bl ?tes lo tbe I oion, U
not two-thirds, will be represented ai
the c invention
Mayor Zegenheiu is awaiting i fficia
Information relative t i the convention
before be makes ?rragements for the
reception ol the delegate?, Am mg
t i se who have been asked to sp?-.ek li
Willi im J. Bryan.
Aro grand, but Skin Brnptioni rot
life of j .y Brnklen's Arnica S.ilv.
? ires tie m; also (?Id, Kunning anil
Fever Bores, doers, Boils, Pelons,
Dorna Worte, Out* Lruises, Hurtfc
Boalds Obapped Hinds, Chilblains
Hest 1'ile cure on earth. Drives out
1'ains and Ach?". <>oly 25c. a b?x.
Cure guaranteed. S Id by M M
Jucilee of Cdd Fellows.
Detroit, Mich , Bept 17.?Tb? i LB
cials and the rank and file of American
( ? id Fell iwship who have thus far ar?
rived in the city pissed a quiet Sunday
preliminary to the opening of the dia?
mond jubilee anniversary of the erder
Then? are already on hand some 100 of
the higher offloials, including all the
( Hi ?ers of the 8 ivereign Grand I.
delegates to the Grand Lodge session,
BtatS (?rand Lodge offtosn, Grand Btt
campme nt oili ers and officers of the
Kobekah branch Besides thee, about
1,000 of the rank and file have thus far
arrived from various States.
Seven non-union negro miners were
shot to death by white miners Sunday
at Carterville, 111
In Bonne county, West Virginia,
Hirvey Bailey give his wife poison and
then split h<r bend open with an ux.
At Williamson, W. Va., Elias Hat
Belt?, tried for killing H. K. Ellis, was
found guilty of murder In the second
At a meeting of the standing
committee of the Episcopal diocese of
Southern Virginia, held in Richmond
last week, consent was given to the
consecration of Rev, Willam Loyall
Gravatt, Bishop coadjutor elect of th?
diocese of West Virginia. At the same
time, Rev. Scott Wood was recom?
mended for pMest's order', and John
B It m Brown for deacon's orders.
A I] nul Ki, hn.o
Warsaw, Va , September ;iv
ntion tu m m i noti- a canrtidi
the Heiose district composed i
counties of Richmond and Lao
mi t at I in tin- county
". i on, i iDtinu m? -? --
1 ii? d amid oui' h i
ind ???? itbi at .1 cotnplisbiug
i ?mil chairmen i
tve i c .untie, falle d i ' agres u|
temp .ra? v i hair man I le- i hai
t Riehmond i u ity, lion K (
Welford, nominate i Mi .1 ihu i !
! o rh m m ?u, and Mo- ohaii in i
La isler, Mi U< l? I., n< mi
l'humas S Brent I. n;h f thnae
il. no -n w ?>- i|i . tared
toe 'k t'e - tin - -t ii,,| ltd
tion to iir u the
I i m t r11 -. p mi t , the
everything was infusion and o|
After mu. i w ranglii n it was pn
tu appoint two delegates Mom
i ' igreeing to
pi m by w huh i rot? could be re n
nitti e, .it ii-r n long co
' i it i ubi ugre < on i
? be v .!?? i if R ir.hmond noonty
i l'yler di
'< pi' ' Ollel, HI LII
ter county There were cont?e
III i. ? ti 'u I lurlt linen, In
'?' uiiiy Mr L- e,a M irtiu i
' laiuied hi ti tbe L inoaster deli gi
ha 1 n ? time b?f ?re the
veufii n and by a m ei mty v its
u i~t, i v ite ih ni
i a? a unit Tins w |
uiijii-i and anpreoedented
.?. i- ln?i?ted th it tbe m ij mty c
ist the vote ,if the minoi Ity ol
L m in iter deleg itlon < Irar this i
?v .- t n n unions wrangle, when ti'
s no? noe in that Th >m is A r
aro be de i tared the nominee by ae
III itii u , and I in.- on ? el?e made
tame m ?turn as to the 11 ? ? c? R 0. '
.nd h th mon ms wen
lame m imenl and everybody in
hill voted itmnt-tneoa?|y In the affl
tire Without any .uni un
to the ifi-ulf, which, of course, o
n it be ascertained, everybody roi
The wh le pr. ceedinga were mai
tin mgh on w lib di- ?rder, ami the
-ulr was ii how ?ini? faroe, If I- prop
th it mother convent! m mai I?' oal
to which another sel of delegate!
? i M i- generally
. .- people of both fact
i hat the d? pi mble result was the i
.?n ? if tbe attempt of Mm majorit?
the M emu men m the Lancaster d
gati n ' rose the entire delegatloi
a unit, The Lancaster delegates?
11""ted at precini t meetings, aie
. timed ?hat ihi-. meetings
stricted that Ibe v ire nt the ? ? motj
?la-- d as a nnit
Christiansbnrg, Va . September
\< tbe primary here Saturday f
deleg,it.-s were elerte-d to tbe senatoi
tion, t" be held al Salem, i
(nstruoted t > rote : i e indidate
favor of Governor Tyler Blackab
District -ci - . itlon an
i. snd the other two distrl
1'. ir. lay, editor ol Lei
ind w B r Leech,
wer.- made the l torn i rs
ni nun otv f ir
. : ? arday afterm
in the ' unty i invention, after ? ae
the h itteat p litic il c
Abtngd n. Va , September lb1 Pi
-u mi to a call ?I the C muty < ' mm
i 11 rat - m -s meeting v
held here today and elected delega
rent b n to meet In Abingd
n tin? ?5th i t this month to aomtm
t wo c lodidates for tbe Mouse fre
Washington county ami the city
Brist 1 A resolut! .n was passed fat
Ing tbe eletion of U, s.Senat rs bj t
i; ir -k i .Mill-, V i , September i i
At i meeting ut tbe Oharl itte
l ?? m i-ratli 1a ??? ative 0 mm it tee, he
f llrak - Bl in h Saturday,the folloi
i ug n lolul Ion was adi pted :
Whereas, tbe nomination of A
i'riddy was repudiated by am?
i ig on ? ipteml er )th ; and wherea
?'e u imination of H < ' Rice i- ope
? i ibe objection that it was made witi
ut notice; therefore, not recognizic
or passing upon either, we refer ti
matter t i tin? s veraign rerdti t of ti
pe ipi? themsetvea, and call upon a
\h>:\\ .rats to i\--<mhI le m in HM iime-titi
on Outobar iid, at Bmitbville, to nom
?atea Democratic candidate for ti
The tr.ui-port Taitar was r
i i Dg K : ff, China, last week, wit
her full oi mplement of passengers.
The Haotsville, Ala, Chambsr e
Commerce baa Invited Pr?sident Mi
Kini-y to attend th?- c ?miog lodm-trii
Charles <> Bnmmera, an escap
vict, voluntarily surrendered himsel
last week to the Mississippi authoi
ities, after paying back money he ha
Retr Admiral Wingli-ld Scott Bohle
has been ordered by the Bureau 0
Navigation to bold himself in readi
ness to take command of the Soutl
A jury in Beaufort, S 0., yesterdaj
found a verdict for |850 damages agam
nator Don Cameron, of Pennsyl
vanii, for horsewhipping the plaintitT
Rear-Admiral Se-hley has been as
signed to the oommsnd of the Soutl
Atlantic st ttion. The post is noi
considered a desirable one. and it i'
e'oubtful whether the Admiral will ac
oept the detail if he can avoid it.
President MloKlnley has directed the
remaining members c?f the Philippini
ij nimission, Colonel Denby aud Pro?
fessor Worcester to return to this o en?
try as soon as possible to aid iu draft
ing the commission's report.
I! loots S mthern ofethodlsts f( I I to
have i o paid by the United
St it M Government to that church for
publishing house claims returned to.tlio
United States Treasurv, on the ground
th et it WMobtained through discredit?
The next show of the Old Dominion
Poultry and Pigeon Association will
be held at Hamilton, Loudoun o ?unty.
Va., November 1st to .?rd, inclusive.
J. D. Kevins, of Philadelphia, will
award preminms. This exhibition
promise?* to be two or three time as
large as last year's, and an annex to
the exhibition hall will be made
The examination of Thomas F. Bunh,
for she ting and injuring E L Nor?
man, at Ashburne, London county, Va ,
took plaee on Thursday before Justices
Lyons, Smith and Hummer. Bunh
was represented by Messrs J. B. Mc
Oabe and John H Alexander, and the
0 mraonwealth by B T. Garrett, its
attorney. After hearing the evidence,
a fine of ?flOO aud costs wa? imposed
up m Burch This verdict wa* n- t
C. W. JONES,
having taking the lead In Dry G< Ii retailing, la always PI RSI to in w tbe
novelties, always buying early, thus seonring ch .r,iiV Mer
chants, Ntudyirg tbci in*l rest, i .1 they mo?t have rbblc
Why n I
BLACK CREPONS WRAPS
were go for early fall w.-ur We have got
rlred per cei l m re ? I a some beaattes, the > ey ut?ni
iVe nre showing D iwaj irlng
wen i,,,ill LADIES' AND UBIS 1 -
non be ?ecu M ike
II .,,,, M my .f you Deed tbece early. We
t fall Uae
Colored I) ess Qcods CORSETS.
Broad I ths. Venetians, Hmiesi sa of yon who are looking for
ch-viois, Scotch Pial i . mfort giving Ooroate need not aaert.
it;? are rec ignited as th? right m 1 stylisbueei Come to ? ur Oor?et
ill and veut 1 ii ighl U unter and be luted in au Atiie-ricau
ii Lady Corsel , :t w iaj a? the
1- ri Creya, Dark Helio, proverbial old -iino, ami a' the ?ame
ft pea Br woa 1 ;? time impart a stylish ehienosu to your
Blankets, Flannels, Sheets and Sheetings, Towels,
Table Damasks, Napkins, Pillow Cases and
Casing and many others.
Come to town daily or weekly and make our
e-adquarters ; you will be politely received,
re sped fully waited on and given a hundred cento*
worth for every Hollar you spend at
C. W. ?JONES'
R. V. A & M. SOCIETY
will be brld at FREDERICKSBUBQ, VA .
SEPT. 26th, 27th, 28th, 1899.
Tin- r:i e Pi ?ram is really excellent. The iin??-t borate v. ill l?> here, and
t o<? r !??? I will I.v .f iiij;
The Bporta snd Divers! ma will be the m tt Intereeting for year?, and all tbe
departure at* ?.\ ill !
I.et svei -i ly pi > ?? i >mi I Ing m eihibiti >u and '?une? to the Fair.
x3^_XjX_O01T AcCEtTEICIT each tl ?v with Parachute l.eap
by u Lady Send t
t?. J. QUINN, Secretary,
For PREMIUM LIST, which contains all information aboat the Fair.
Mme than one hundred "f the mem?
bers of rinrtv eonnd regiment of rol
anteen decided on the eve of the regi?
ment's departure for Sin Franci-co.en
route t? i M anil i. that they eated 1 si about
fuhtiiii** Filipinos than they -?ituRht
they did and t?> >k French leave The
desert! a began when matching orders
arrived, a week ?
ed in number as the h ".ir f-r 'I ipsrture
approaceel until t ie regimen! i? now
nearly an entire oompaoy short Tiie
regiment was reomited In Ki I
Kaosas,Iowa, Missouri, Oklahomaand
In lian Territory.
Mr. Oharl-'s A PiJlsbury, the Min
aeap Ils miller, died of heart fallare.
A lire In Lincoln,Neb .Bryan'? home,
i i-t week did$500,000 worth of dam?
The Louisa Telephone Company trill
shortly connect with QordOOSVills and
the Flut-anna lines.
At Bull Run.
Oomnae chas. Elms, of Mechanlcsvllte?,
N V , -.?.- strui'kb] - iu-11 \ hieb
lttli r i |
"At Beeotbi Bull Run i r::c--of shr'l
rheurrnl ? i turn af?
several docl-rs proocatixeed my case
incurable. Dr. Miles.' New Heart
Cure relieved my pains, ??lv-ri?es of
breath and enabled me to work; also to
sleep soundly, and prolonged my lile."
lasolel by all ilruc-i?!? on eriiarnnt**
first bottle Irin ma ol i:...n, y bark.
Boo? oo ii. . '. .,i. .1 ,'i,..
Dr. Mile? Medical Company, Elkhart, Ind.
The Police will be giren full
authority to trrest all having
Gaining Tables, Faro Banks,
Willis o? Portan? or other ij
legal games, either during th?
(inns or at the Fair Grounds.
The- tine In such cases is $.'?<>
and si-e-iirity lvi-uired for pood
A. P. ROWS, Mayor.
B7 Virtue Ol a'In rot-in lin--nitmif BOOS.
Beaai 1 , mu? Jackson va. Beailqjr,ma ,
pendln?; in Fredcricksbun Circuit Court,
?re, Co 10I tbe Court, win m-\1 tn
the lugi.e-t bidder Ht nu a on
Monday, Oct. 16, 1899,
in fmiii of tin.? Bicbaoge Hotel, in the city
ol Fredertosabure*. Va.,allot tin- land ?I?
scribed io said suit, iieniKa trait ?t 1.044
acre?, on the ** Mineral Belt." in the county
..i i*pol ? if toe '-Whitehall"*
ano "Randolph" Gold Mine?. ?rell watered, a
?mall house on It, uml ?liout two miles from
D taeP. F. 4 1'. K. It. Much
- ieri'1 la in ?roods. ?n<l it Is proliHiily
11< ii m minerals. It c?n be * Id in parcel? of
about SOU aere?, a? surveyed e>l in thi? suit,
oi it, ? o.? s?idas une ??it. ?s buyers m?y
? io i he term? ?III 1.1 oue tlnrd coafe, i>ai
?no? in two equal yearly payme-nt?. ?itli in
? ?r tio ms .-un i a mad? to ?uit.
.. Ki> l< Hl/lilliH.
.1. I.. POWBLL
JA MRS ROACH, Aue tloaeter.
n .i. MAitsiiAi.i,. ii. i:. IMITH.
We are now manufacturing
PURE SPRINa WATER.
Thin loa is an absolutely pure article,
because the tratet la boiled and filtered
in fore botan fr< zn
i lot the he-t nitlele at the Lowest
Prlcfl by pun-haiMiiK from
Ths ":;:"::!-::'::: Ice Co.
-? [.'?? Sm
it \i ?aeral, \ ,i.. hue a Ion?-jolt for a good
MILL-WRIOHT at %\ r.er dar.
:itu! run Ki'. e -1? ???1 > i-luplit) ni> nt to 10 or U
m, 1.1- MM MINI-: MI'N under ground at fl 36
:l .1 ij