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TUESDAY.NOVEMBER 28, 1891V
THE FREE LANCE published tn weekly
asan lndtjpendent new?paper, is located at 806
Ooameroe (or William St.). Fredertot-spurg,
Ttrglnla, and U Issued on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday Bsorulngs by " TN? Fraa
Laaae NswsHH'i ???'- ??" ?,??
??rlatlsssj Campan* at Fredarleaa?
He ??baerlpttom Term? are tlAo pet year.
tU? tor B montas, 1> oenta fors months, oi
M oentt for 4 montas.
IM advertising Estes are for one tquarc of
tea Unes or leas, first lnsertton.60 ccnte.and ?
oenu foreaoh additional Insertion. 110,00 per
sanare per ye?ur. ?to ?posiMow gteon and nc
tont?n oaoeriieeeoente ore token at a 1??? rate
(Ban oor home patroos pay. The rlprht Is re
Mired to reject or modify any advertisement
Is deem?? llbelou? or otherwise objectionable
Tearly advertisers dUoontlnutnjr during thi
yaar will be charred invariably at transient
AU letters recommending oandldatet for
ofloe must be paid for to Insure their rubll
Resolutions of respect to deceased member?
passed by societies, oorporatlons,a?soclationa.
or other organisations will be Invariably
?barred tor as advertising matter.
AU oommunloatlons of every oharaete?
should be addressed to "TH? FBI? LAIn'GbV
Weather forecast for Jfred
tricksbura and vicinity.
Hain Tuesday, rart'able
Senator Daniel Is the sensation of the
hoar, bat, alas, be will be only a sen?
Boanoke is to have a cotton mill,
capital i ted at $100.000. Ool. ?. 8.
Brooke, formerly of this place, is pres?
ident of the board of trade of Roancke.
An American company, with $10.
000,000 capital, has been incorporated
at Trenton. N. J.. to develop the Mar
oool system of wirelsaa telegraphy.
The Appellate Division ct the Su?
preme Oourt In Brooklyn. New York,
haw decided by unanimous vete that
negro children oan be eicloded from the
If "G. W. O," of LouBia. will send
his name, his article will appear. The
Free Lance doea not publish annony?
mous communications, however Rood
or strong they may be.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer refuses to
surrender or modify its original opinion
that the reoent campaign in Ohio was a
striking illustration of the corrupt and
corrupting use of money In elections.
The children of one of the pabilo
schools of Washington. D O .addressed
? petition to the teacher to take down
? portrait of Admiral Dewey which
wa? lately pot on the wall. The teacher
granted the petition, and the portrait
The funeral of the Ute Vioe Presi?
dent took place at Patterson, New Jer?
sey, last Saturday The President, Su
prams Oourt with many Senators and
Representatives attended. There were
thirty-two pall-bearers, of which Vir?
ginia had two?Senator Daniel and
Secretary Long has announoed that
h? will ask Congress to authorize the
oonstrootion next year of 18 new ships,
of whioh 3 shall be improved Brook?
lyne. heavily armored and of 13,000
tons displacement, 8 enlarged cruisers
of the Olympia type and 12 light draft
gunboats of 900 tons and of a type
recommended by Admiral Dewey for
permanent patrol doty in the Philip?
Senator-eleot W. R Shands.of South?
ampton, who defeated Senator Boy
kin, of the Thirty-second district, Mar?
tin's close friend, by such an over?
whelming majority, says be Is entitled
to enter the Democratic legislative can?
oas, and Buen is his purpose. It is be?
lieved that the fight over Shands' ad
mission to the oauens will precipitate
the most interesting, if not the bitter?
est, contest of the session. To admit
Mr. Shands to the party oaucus will be
to repudiate and ignore the Demooratio
State Committee, which made a deter?
mined fight to compass his defeat.
The Rlohmond News, whioh seems
to be pretty close to Senator Martin,
"Shands won his election. Boykin
offers no contest, and Shands will take
his seat in tne Senate when it convenes,
but be has no rigat whatever to ask to
be permitted to enter the oaucus, nor
hare we the slightest idea that such a
request would be granted. "
It appears that the Admiral has only
done what will be likely to promote the
real intentions of the givers. His deed
of transfer to Mrs. Dewey. and her deed
to George O. Dewey, reserving a life
estate to the Admiral and his wife,
gives the hero of Manila, if his oritics
will still permit him to enjoy that
tltls, a home for the rest of his days,
while fixing the title of the property In
his son at onoe and placing its posses?
sion by him not only beyond the realm
of future legal controversy, bnt beyond
the father's power of alienation. He
bas m home for life, and the property
wiU go to his son after him?Balti?
Not exactly. Bot after "him" and Mrs.
Dewey, who la more than a millionaire.
If Dewey had made no deed, George aa
his only ?on, would have gotten two?
thirds of this real estate at his death,
and the widow a Ufe estate in only one
third. The "transfers" have not help?
ed, bot hindered Geotge In coming
into possession of the "home." One
of the possibilities of these transfers is
thus stated by a correspondent of the
Baltimore San :
"Under present conditions the house
may be later practically in the posses?
sion of some favored suitor who might
win Mrs Dewey'a hand should the Ad?
miral leave her again a widow Ac
OOa-d'Bg to the last deed a life Interest
ia the nonas would remain with Mra
Detrey noder those conditions. Should
abe remarry?and many an attractive
woman like Mra. Dewey has been una?
ble to realst the importunities of ar?
dent saltan ander snob oltoamstarjoes
?Im* fatare husband mtaht share the
home whioh the American people in?
aaa_Ba_t fa? ska ham at Manila"
The Rlohroond Dispatch of laat Fri
d vy saya :
''We print the followiug paragranh
from the Kanaaa Oity Journal, but
must oaution out readers agatnat some
of Its statements, eapeclally that one
whloh uadertskea to state Senator Dan
lel'a paillon. Nor do we assura? ?ny
responsibility for what la said about
Mr. Bryau'i prospects The item is of
personal interest to the people of Vir?
ginia, and here It is:
'?Fusion leaders in Kants? from
John Breldentbal down, with the ex
oeption of J. G. JobnBton aud J Mack
Love, privately ?admit that Colonel W
J Bryan baa no shotf of election to the
? residency neit year. While they feel
ust as friendly as ever toward the Ne?
braska man, and In noway can they be
considered anti Bryanite?, yet they re?
gard his oandidacy as a forerunner of
certaiu defeat. They say there la no
possible show for the election of a Dem?
ocrat who Is not on friendlv terms with
the Eastern Democrats. Entertaining
this view, there 1b considerable talk
just now among them of making over?
tures with the Eastern Democrats fot a
compromise. Senator Daniel, of Vir?
ginia, BtH-m? to be the man on whom
they have fixed their eye as a gond com?
promiso candidate While be la a sil?
ver Demoorat he is not in fuv.ir of
ah ivuig the silver question ahead of all
otber questions lu tne next campaign
lu fact he wants it relegated to the
rear. Many of the Kansas Fusion lead?
ers believe that be would be aaticfao
t 'ry to the D-mocrats of the Eist, and
'her say he would be emineutlv aatia
faotory to those west of the Mississip?
On Saturday the Richmond Times re?
produced the foregoing and said :
"We believe that m this suggestion
may be found the solution of a problem
which confronts the Democratic party
today. ' '
Ou Sunday the Dispatch had an art
iole on the subject, concluding with
this very, very, very mild paragraph :
?'It would seem to be premature for
ns to try to guess what ameudmeuts to
the Cbioago platform he will suggest,
much more so to consider him as a
competitor of Mr Bryan's for the nom?
On Sunday the Times had a doable
oolumn out and a Washington letter
with these glaring head lines :
"A Strong Sentiment Steadily Grow?
ing in His Favor as the Available
Democratic Nominee for Highest Gift
from the Natiou. " "Press Spreads the
Movemeut " 'In Washington the Se?
lection is Regarded by Many of the
Leading Democrats as a Hippy One "
"Anti-Br.vabisfs Favor It. " "Major
Daniel's Name Would Have the Effect
of Bringing in Line the Solid South "
"Also the West aud the Pacific Co ?at "
"Congressman Bankhead, of Alabama,
Who is a Candidate for Minority Lead?
er, Favors the Movement." "Con?
gressman Wheeler Pays the Virginian
a High Tribute "
The Free Lance has only this com?
ment to make upon it, that the en?
dorsement of the Richmond Times,
Staunton News and others shows it to
be the inipiration of the Palmer and
Buckner people, and the whole sugges?
tion of Daniel's oandidacy at this time
seems to be absolutely impossible and not
to be taken seriously, and that its only
object is an effort of the seceding Dem?
ocrats to defeat Bryan's nomination
next year; and If the Inspiration is not
the trick of Mark Hanna and the New
York bankers, it nevertheless looks
suspiciously so. The Daniel boom will
die a bornln, and It looks very much
now as it it were the beginning of the
end of Daniel as a Democratic leader.
And if The Free Lanoe bas a horosoops
of the future it is this : Far more like?
ly McKinley and Daniel as the Repub?
lican tioket in 1900 than Daniel as a
Democratic presidential candidate in
that year, judging from the sketch of
Senator D. 's speech, oopied from the
Times, whloh was delivered in Rich?
mond last week and found elsewhere.
The attitude of Mr. Martin is now in?
volved in darkness, but doubtless it
will be made known unmistakably after
December 20th next. The Legislature
ou that day chooses an U. S. Senator
for six years from March 4, 1901. It
will probably be his Christmas gift
to his fellow Virginia Democrats or
else a happy New Year's address
Col John Meroer Patton died ut his
residence, in Ashland, early yeaterday
morning, after a long illuesa. He was
In the 74th year of his age.
Ool. Patton was a son of John Mer?
cer Pattou, one of the most uistigmah
ed lawyers in Virginia in his day, who
was one of the revisers of the Code of
1849 and representative in Congress
from this district, a member of the old
Council ot State,and as such for a short
time Governor of Virginia in 1841 Col
Patton was himself a lawyer, practica
ing In Richmond as a partner of the
late Boacoe B Heath The firm of
Patton. Jr., & Heath were .the re por
ters ot the volumes of Virginia State
Reports bearing their names
Col. Patton was a graduate of the
Virginia Military Institute, and when
the war broke ont was made oolonel of
the Twenty-first Virginia Infantry.?
Oh no, Hon. J. M. Patton, served in
Congress from this, the Fredericksburg
district, and moved to Richmond after
his Congressional service.
Tattler is talking again. Not bo much
about what occurred in Richmood-Lan
oaster legislative fight this fall, but
what may be anticipated in the First
District congressional fight next vear
V 8. District Attorney Edgar Allan
and Caps. George D. Wise, counsel for
H L Owens.alias Captain F. O. Ward,
appeared before Judge Waddill last
week when Allan asked that a esp?as
be Issued and a rule to show oause why
the bond for Owen's appearance should
not be forfeited. Both were made re
turnable December 4th. Owens, alias
Ward, Is now confined in an insane
asylum at Staunton, and it is probable
that habeas corpus proceedings will tlso
Owens, alias Ward, is charged with
fraudulently impersonating an offloer of
the U 8 Army, and was arrested and
indicted. Later he was bailed in the
sum of $1,000, bis father, Norvele W.
Owens, of Warrenton, being his bonds?
man. Sinoe thai time Owens, alias
Ward, has been declared Insane and
Aaoed in an asylum.
Wo are indebted to Councilman J P.
Howe fur a copy if the Fraderloksbarg
D?mocratie Recordar of the Ina
.tuiy 8uth, 1869 We looked B?nt it
with a good deal of interest ami it
brought to mind the many changes
whioh have taken plant in the last d'ttv
five years The Democrat!" Reo ir 1er
was a semi-weekly paper, publish ,1 I y
Ourry & Al-xander The terms were
$8 per annum,If paid in advance, other
wise $4 The Free Lance, ls?ued three
times a week, can now be bad for ft TO
per year There were only three loon]
Items, one of them being a moonlight
excursion down the Rappahaum?? k by
the Frederlcksbnrg Guards.
Among the advertisements was that
ot a classical and mathematical losti
tute by K B Tahni!, and of the twelve
citizens to whom he referred for refer
Mtoea, the only survivors are Dr .1 8
Wellford, of Richmond, and Mr J .1
Young, of thi? city The only adver
Users now alive, residing here, are
John B. Hall's gone, W II Dunning
ham, J H. Myer, who then ooadsoted
a confectionery store ; Wm Lang? and
Benj F. Ourrell The names of Sefli
B. French, now of New Ti rk ; Jam ?
Htyes, of Richmond, and E II
ferro, of Washington, were among the
1 >oal advert leers, as was also the 11. m
of Tackett, Ford & Mason. Mr. Tack
ett Is still alive and actively si
in business in Alexandria, and M j i
W. R Mason is in Richmond Fred
erlck-burg then had a looal Insurance
company, but the am nut of the cap?tol
was not Hated The president and hIi
of the directors are now dead The
Bllver question then had a place, as tb, .
Is an eight ?rune poem from the Ne?
York Tribune on the ? Cave of Silver ''
Am m g the market qutatius the
highest cash price paid for oegl
stated The reversionary interest of
the Corporation in a store on O mmeroe
street, then occupied by James L
Greeu, was offered for sale The 1 aioo
H tuse, now a public school building,
was theu advertised by Mi?s Ellen B.
Carmichael as a fashionable b ?anting
A young and likely negro m tu H H
offered for sale as a farm hand The
tjpe wm rerj- small, there were DO
0 m-pieuous headlines, and the a 1 v>>r
tlsemeuts, while quite numer?os, were
but little displayed.
Senator Daniel an Imperialist.
The Richmond Times of Friday Mfl
"The Euglish Speaking People"
was the subject of the lecture deliver? 1
by United Btates Senator J-ht? W Dan*
tel at the Academy last night The
lecture was one of those of the Lyceum
course. It wai a masterly exp ?tition,
the life aud deeds of the Aoglo*8axon
race and was one of the most el' quant
ever heard in this city. The ?]
was frequently interrupted by vig irons
and prolonged applause
In the absence of Hon. Henry li Pol?
lard, Mr. John Stewart Bryan with a
few well chosen words lntr duced the
sp?aker of the evening
AS TO IMPIBIA1
After reviewing the history of the
English speaking pecpl*, S?rjat: r Dan?
iel launched on to a 1 >gi~al discussion
of imperialism, In which he declared
that the power of the English apaaking
people to hold haa been limited only by
their power to desire and acqmr?.
When once In possession that ?i<>< ?de
needs no immense military organ:/it in
to retain control, for "that people,"
said the speaker, " needs no standing
army, for they are self-reliant and ever
ready to carry arms themselves "
The Euglish speaking people n w
dominate this hemisphere and tie
Anglo-Saxons will dominate the But,
yet history shows one long record of
expansion, not as the necessary reanlt
of overflow, but one solely to inherent
live of expanding. When Euglttid
peopled this continent, there were but
five million inhabitant! on that Irland.
NRVER LET 90.
The speaker also pointed out the
proofs that hw.tory gives showing that
the expansion of the Antilo-8axonNdo??
not end with aimple acquisition? 7 he
power to hold is inherent, and when
possession has once bec une a fact the
claim is never relinquished. The abil?
ity of this people to retain is marv? 1
1'US. England, he pointed out, holds
together her empire and governs h>-r
enormous possessions with a force that
is puny when compared with th ne i f
the continental powers. America,until
a year ago, maintained order aud en?
forced her laws throughout her var-t
territory,yet her standing army ?carce
ly numbered 25.000 men.
The plan of the English-speaking peo?
ple, Mijor Daniel showed, was not to
1 npose heavy burdens on the conquered
or assimilated raoes, but had f r its
object the elevation and betteiment of
sach peoples. Every opportunity was
ah'wn and every incentive offered
them to become a part of the people
who had proved themselves their vic?
The report of the State Board of
of fisheries for the eighteen months of
the operation of the law under which
it was created has been plaoed in the
hands of Gov. Tyler. The collection?
for the eighteen months aggregate $73,*
008,40, while the expenses were $30,
897 84, while net inoome $42.500.06
The year before the new law went
into operation, receipts were only $29,
985 20, or $1,808 23 less than expenses
The total net inoome for four years had
been $i4,475 29. The expenses under
the new law are $20.?64 88, or $9,090
lens than under the old
The feature of the reuuion of the
Georgia Division of United Oonf.rd
erate Veterans In Savannah last week
was the parade. Two thousand old
soldiers were in line, escorted by Gov
oandler and staff and the whole local
military. A camp from Augusta,
wearing the old and faaed gray uni?
forms, and with canteens and blankets,
aroused great enthusiasm. Among the
veterans on parade were many on
crutches, and a number of others with
wooden legs- Bat these, with splendid
plook, marobed fully three miles in
time and step to the music In the
ptrade, marching proudly aide by sido
with the whites, weie sever 1 negro
veterans, who were cheered and sainted
with bared heads along the line.
The War In S?uth Africa.
, f ?inyiit by
?, u 1. rd l'.'.il Me? Mi-i.'?. <? Inniii, a?l
ling tu the r 1 ?f <'f Kimberley
'l in- tun 1.arred Saturday bal n?-? s
??f it was n >l sent ? ut until Bnnday
British press e ?nitorshlps ?ntloaes itrlol
li:?- flghl vv.i? anst ?J'a? P.in, In
Western Ospe Oolooy, ten miles b ttb
if Beim ?nt, and 4n miles south of Kim
berly. on fhi? railroad line ?\ ?"n which
Merlinen i?, tdvai
The rti mi] rep ?rt ? f th- British ot m
?ander tat? ? lb. tra ife.i, bnt
he ?1? . many detalla, I?
it mi c|??'-i ?| i' ition wbethet the resal?
wa? ?n the whole fa? rabie to the Brit?
ish !l ? ij " ? I
numb ri : The British foros >?. ??s
I: i?? knoa n, telegr phs
Me hn? i th u th? B ?era ! -t 81 killed
v Bi liish i ?i i. ?? ttati ?i,
hut pre amably heavy, as iha British
a mm indei sayi ''The eo? my i
the greatest n abb ?ron
General Metbnen i? now in helio?
irr-?[>!]??? communication with Kimber?
Anthony, b? tier known ns
ire Hili' Anthony, di? ?11 ?"t wiek
hulf mi h ?ur ??fter ha bud sw .Mowed a
q i n.'".' f f the Centra'
Park entranoes, N? w Y ok Ha
wns th? m m who, ? n Kebrnary
18, 1898, when the battleship
\: dne *??? 11 wn ui? In H ?? ?n i
r, rep ?:ti"l t ? 0<*>pl ?In Sigabee In
lin- f un is a rd? "Sir, I have the
n inn t . r? p n to ti the ship baa i? 11
; ' ?ii "
? >.i !.i- f. irn t.ithuc mtry Anthonj
was ? rd? i ?? ;?' ? ?is every? hen
II : ril ill ?i- fr in ? ;
v ? ?it them .?? I be t heir nw-r I i
month? he I
being accorded the honore ?>f a ln-r??,
Wn? n in?? leave ? i al
A Dtbnny vs i- pi m i'ii: ?
geant of marines, and ?vas ? -r.?? I ?? t ut
t-?" Bi klyn n ity-j ?
I i 'ne of hi? p " k? is wai '
t. r, writ!? n bj hi.n to his uc.ut
re ?'I i!, kt i? ? ks k? dis ? ?1 dis?
I . ? 1 it all.
? .???! I 1.- f Hid p ?- it
picture of bis I m nth*? 1?! child
??n : ' 'Bar)
toi-. \\ : A Bpkiii?h-Am i
witr in? ?li! ? . | - f
i'ur Orur firty 7 ?art
?In- thing Syruj !.a?.
keen used 1 r fifty years by rail
rfl for their oht.dreti
?yhile teething, with perfect so???-?'???. It
? the child, softens the (rims,
all pains, ourea w in i e die, and
ly f ?r Dirtrrh. i
will relieve trie pool iitir sufferer lm
n?- li?t? ly Id by I?r iggl ?
f the world Twenty-ftTe ?ute
k re and ask f?r *!r?
Court Savertes Itself.
Richmond, V.? , N ' the
???fc-lit oases decided In the Bopreme
U ?ort ??f Appeal? t day, themoBt inter
e-tnii- wa? ti a ?if Main's administra?
tor against ths direct ws of the Bast*
era State H ipit?l,from th?? Ciicuit
Oonrt of the City of Rtohmotd Th*
case w,?s before tbe oonrt on motion
to re-hear made by Attorney ?Jiierii
Mootagne, representing the Common?
weatb, and is the firsi I ne in v.hi?h
the present ooorl h is reversed us? If.
Mr. M'U?tii|?ue was not ?it'.-fi m with
th?< f irni -r de iislon ?f th-- ?? ?art.wbl h
rotated to sccepi his argument th>
the State II ?-j.ii ?1 wi? s g ivernmenl .1
Institution, and as snob c?n>ii not i ??
us.il by a iiriv.iie Indiridn 1 The
ooart not only ?granted the rehearing,
hut reverted its former deoitlon.
The ?. 8. Olrcnil 0 nit of App-als
at Richmond lo?r ?reek banded d era
an opinion prepared by Chief Justice
Fuller In th ? ? iss of A < ? Wadley vs.
the Commonwealth 1h<- U 8. Cir?
cuit Oonrt awarded several injanotlont
restainIng the CummonwetUth In tbe
at i on of Wadley, writ- was indict?
ed m the 0 nntj Oonrt i f Wvthe, in
1894, f r ? ml azi m ml of $300 0 ?0
The ?? ue went la the Saprem i i
the Uuitl 1 81 itoS, ?I'll 'h"re th" (' lil?
il? ?wealth won !)? emb i .'?, ?vis, tha'
C ?Utt holding th ' .led S'.ites
Circuit C urt h ??1 n ?jnriadl (ton what
ev r 10 i?--ue hihI Injonction rer.'run
ing su h p l on the part of the.
There ,fter Jultr? Paul, sitting as
Oir?-uit Ju?l?" dies deed tii?- lojaaotl? ns,
in pursuance ??f the maudite and "pin
Ion of the Doited Btetoa Supreme
?Jonrf, and it WfM fr?nn this order ?if
thai an opppil was p-r
fectid to the Olrcnil ("urt of a,
It was contended by the attorney gen?
eral that i-ncri an ?pp-al was indirectly
an ar>p?il from the Snpr'-me Conrt of
the Uuited BtatM U??.lf ; th:?t the sime
was in violation ?f th? Opinion and
ju'gm?tit of th.it court, and was mani?
festly tak?n f.ir d?l?y only. This mo?
tion was sustained in the able opinion
of Chief Ju.tioe Fuller, which affirms
the judgment of the lower court,
The Ounrt f?f Appeals last week de
oided in George D. Wise vs. the C? m
monwealth on a writ of error.and Is an
a?pual from a decision <?f Judge Wick?
ham, of the county court of Henrico,
that Wise, who was fined $20 for con?
tempt in not keeping an apooiotment
to defend a cas-*, was aot guilty of oon
tempt Mr. Wise was prevented from
attending the county court of Henrico
by a tric-1 in the Police Oonrt of Rich?
mond which unexpectedly detained
him. The c ?urt s?ys. through Judge
Keith: "We are of opinion that the
facts certified do not warrant the judg?
ment. There is nothing in the facts
stated to gives c lor to the suspicion
that in whit i ?o did plaint 'ff in error In?
tended the slightest contempt of or
disrespect to the lawfal authority tf
the Oounty Court. It is true that the
case whs fixed faff trial in the Oounty
O urt with bis consent, and it is true
that he sub'?qi<>ntly made an engage
ment which cnmp'll*-d him to nuke a
ohoi.'e between duties b-th of whioh
he c ?uld not at tbe same time p-vf ?rm ;
but it apD ars tint be. in g >><1 falto,
entered up m th* trul of the case in
the Polioe Court in the reasonable ex?
pectation that it woull be completed
in time to enable him to keep his ap?
pointment as counsel in tbe case
pending in the O?oun?y Court of Hen |
Edmunds and Carlisle Counsol Against
Washington, l) 0 , No? S7 ? Dr.
Strong, Pi I lb ? Lesg u foe
Boot al Serv?'?-, ha? retaineil formel
Besiutors Edmunds and Carlisle and
liirry H Smith, former Joernsl Clerk
i f the Hr.use of R. presentatlvea to pre
pare and submit the ca?e against ling,
ham II Roberte, Representative-elect
from Utah From expressions made by
numerous members*sleot in reg nd to
the maff'-r. if Hpjf ?ru ta I"' the |
opinion l>iat Mr H bit I will b
in iitui bis oredeotials referred to the
Judiciary (' unmltt? a f <r an Investiga?
turn a? to the oouetttutlonnl ?' ?Inl In
i If la stati ti that Mr R inert*
will in* repreeented by distinguished
ooanse] A ?imminent Republican
member of 1 >ng servios stated I isl eren
mg that in bis j idgmsnl a two-thirds
vote COUld not bfl obtained to ? xp-q
il iberte, bol be ?> ilnted onl th?t ?
member's sent tn ?y be declared vacant
by a majority vote.
A oonferenoo uf Republican leadei*
m the II lose lia? been called f 'r S ?tur
lay night in the rooms of the House
mittet on lotersl its end 1" irelgn
O min-rit- to o insider the t? lestioo of ?
pol ici ti be pursued In the matter of
Mr Roberts' sent It in ili-irtii, if
possible, 10 map i. ut a ?i I lit if BCtl n on
lbs ??art of the Republicans In the
Hoose arbiob will relieve the Speaker
.if us m non of the burilen of this per?
?di xing question us p saible,
WISCONSIN AOAIWOT ROBERTA
Representative E-oh announces th?t
- d members InO mgr? as
ii ive decided to v is sg?tn?l seating
Kol ett-, ' f Utah, and his at item
endjrsed t?v Ooagressmsn Otj-n
Ths Congressmen bava not h?Id a
meeting to discuss lbs subject bol bave
fr ni llrns to lime been lu o iresp ind
? i.ce and bare kepi posted mi ti;* -11 u -
.at i m
Story of Haine Explosion.
N w VtI? N rf M T?o- W ni I to.
day publishes a leitet from Havana
alalina; that United States iff) dais, af
er month- ? ? se ret Investigsti >n, have
f and Ihnl lbs battleship Mame w.i?
|>| srn np by gone ttnn I rpodoea plant?
ed in the bay for thut ?>a: r
The gua ? tt m was - ml fr
lona 11 Admiral M u tnrt In, a mmai d
lug the ?i.irt ' f II iv.iua, and II Is
was either et den from ths
where it was -t red or WSJ taken IWSJ
with the knowledge "f ths i IB o ?Is In
? h irge Admiral Mint r> 1 ? " a? re- rd
Aill -!i m the names of his en Mi?
n?tes who had direct c 'Otr 1 of
sives, ami in that way, the W i;
the identity of the sufrir? and iitu
turners if the plot to destroy lbs Mains
may be di-c >rered.
Two or three m"n, a c rrdiog to ?he
?fury, were engsged tn the destruction
? f the M ?ine A hte.uii 1 innch of Span?
ish make, and n w u<ed by the United
States O iverrrment in H trans harbor,
conveyed the two torpedoss, it is said,
toa point within a few feet of the
M iirre and anchored them The t rpe?
does, it is sN i ?aid, were kept in p si
tion by means of buoys floated II fast
under w.iter, and were exploded by cm
tart with the k?el of the Maine a? ?he
swung at at.
Sheep and Lamb Trust With S1C.00Q.
Billings, M tnt , N >v. M ?R-pre
sentafivea of an American E' ghsh
syndicate have been in this S'nt ? 11
summer and fill traveling over ft.?
luge she? ?i r.it-ing set"Ions, s? erring
option! on th? be?t she?p ranche* rand
b-f watered land for the purp ? f
consolidating the ranches intoonslargs
Already opMons on nearly 5?h"ioTO
head of shpep and 600 000 seras "f ti e
finest sheeprusing land in the St-ate
have been obtained The represents
tires of the syndicate in Montana ?re
Od E O W-aters and Eiward J Mr
rlson, of Billing", b asta i iperteneed and
successful aheep men.
B-rt Rerss of New York, is c nnsel
ami organii r i f the oorapany, which
?-.H bs known us ths Oonsolidated
Montana Bheep and I,imh u< mpauy.
with a capita! if $?0.000 C00
Call Against Taliafcrro.
Former Senate Call of Forida, hae
prepared a Btatemeni for present .ti bj
t>the U. 8 Senate Oommifee on
Privilege? and Elections, a^kins; that the
manner of the ele, ti"n of Senator eb cr
TMufern, of Florida, be Investigated
He charge* that uniu^ mems wer'
u-e 1 to Became Mr Taliaferro's elsetiotl
and ask-i that he be not seated Hi a?
B"rts that the election, was due to the
uofalr influence of the Standard Oil
O nipmy, which he say? used m mey
to ac -omplish its purpose. Mr Oil
al?o a?ks the Irido-triil Commission to
investigate the charges, aa indicating
the metbodB of trusts In p illtlei
Masked Robbers Foiled.
Northumberland Oo., Va., Nov M,
? i h<a schooner Geneva Kirwan, Oapt
Neil Wood, was boarded by two masked
men while at anchor near Oowart's
Wharf, Coan river, a few nights ago.
With muffl1! feet they proceeded to
fasten the foreciatle,to secure the crew
and al-o the hatches, and then they
went to the cabin. In the act of g tin ;
diwn they awakened th* captain. The
oook was al-o in the cabin, and faoei
the robbers with an unloaded gun to
defend the captain, and was shot at
toree tim an, the balls missing the mark
and striking uear the captain's berth.
When repulsed by the cook they fasten?
ed the cabin and made tbetr escape
Bef ire the onp'ain could load bis gun
aud net on deck they were too far awny
for his gun to reach them.
"Th? Filipino?, at their lait council of
war, are said to bave decided to scatter
their troops and rely only on guerrilla
Agninaldo's rldest child andFelije
Buenoaraino, his secretary of state,
have been captured by the Americans
Admiral Wat<oo cables that the entire
province of Zamboanga, Island of
Mind mai, has surrendered to Com?
mander Very, of the gunb at Oastina
Oppisition is developing in Cuba to
the establishment of a civil government
there by the Americans
An Indignant Father Shoots Twlcr
An Alleged Abductor.
Palaskt, V.? . N-iv. an ?This m ?r?
Ing as J F. Meyers, who i
i with abduction, was being t k n into
oourt for trial he was wavliid el t lie h >ad
of the steps by Taylor Shutll ebarger,
whose daughter he is ofaarged rtth ab?
ducting, and shot ?it three |
hell pairing through Ins left ?mi an?
other thr? ngh his neek in ? I ?e proi
Unity to his jugnlar, while the third
-h?t went wild BbofflsOarger was hid
beblad the b.misters and was not ?eeu
either by Movers or the policeman un?
til he fiti*ii the second shot J | ?_
th?* p ?lioemao g"t loblm hs Bre i g iln,
t iMii'i amnod and tuld the j> I
t i kill ii ? m or do .'?nulling be wai i??i
t?? with him; that ull the peace in Ins
hi in? wis broken up. and he ?til not
oare whether be lived or noi ShofBe?
karger, on a oharge of ?it'em? t. ?i mur
der. whs released "?? |i 000 b ?od M?y
e?s obarg ?1 with abdaotion, was pise? i
'o jill and not allowed t<> lyiv? b ni
Ar.? grand, but Skm Bmptlons rob lift*
?.f j ?y Bnokleo's Arioioa Silva own
?hem; i?l-o Old. Banning and Fever
Sues Dloara, 15 ?il?. F-l " IB, Crus,
?i-l H.i.os Chilblains Host I'M?? cure
'?n earth !>? it ? oat Puns end I I -
Oaly So cts ? boi Cu-e gnaranteed
S ?Id by M M ?rugi-ist
Court Teals Goebel a Blow.
Fmiikf ii-t, Kr , N v 18 -The 0 art
?f Appeals ?oi'iy clinched Taylor's
right f?i 1,107 Reis n c ?ui ty v??te?
I'n? oonrt, ?il the judges rononrriog,
r?-fus-d to '11-- lv?> the II jo? ' tl'in, us
asked by Q mays Toe vole?
in o ffltruveraj were i Bi titled fur A' I'.
instead of W H Taylor Judg- J ties,
uf N*. I-mi c unir, ordered thrM votes
counted f??r W d Taj lor, and th ' I
der i- sfflrmed
The Democratla leader? now
thai Goebel will not contest before the
Leclslatare, if he is not given the oer?
titi. .t- of ? I- itioa hy the St*?.- ele? Ho?
i. whli h will cm.ven?? here neti
?i?y Taylor's managers nr>-du
blouson this point as th.- statement
that tte W'Ulil Hot ?? ?'.fe-t li.t-i 11' VT
v e.i in ?d? by ?i ? n. i bintaelf
TU? Companion a New Calendar
IHK yOUTH'S COMPANION U.l
-I'liii fur 1900 i- smq is In f rm jmi
beatifol in iii-ik'ii Tn? I i pi? ce
in t igh tr- 1 ir and snolosed in S b uder
nffliwers, re pressa is 'A Dream (f
?tammer" and is supported on either
?mie t.y an admirably sieeu'ed li^uie
?i e e In d?licats tints The ?h Is i?
d-llghtful in heht ment anil Hi yene'?I
? if f lii-ii-r than anv of i UK
0OMP ?NION s p sftoni 0 in a i
It lrn| i In <?< t t ptaablS an aw \k t fait
A? an iirn.iment to IbS boms it will take
a pre-eminent p! MM
The c.il'i Oar IspnbllshedsxcloslTtly
by The 0< in pan Ion I' carinot be ob?
tain? d il-ewhere It will b? given
m all n-*w sub.ncribets for 1!M0, who
will i.l-'i receive, in add it loa f 11 tie fifty
tw ? is ues of ?he i.ew Vtlume, all tre
? ???ne* for the reaaalutng week? of ibuy
ftee from the time of sutmerip'i'iii
Illusfrnted Anuouin enient Number t on
laming a full prospectus of the v lame
f r l'.i 0, will be heut free to auy ad
The Y ufh's Comnanton
90SOolnmbneAvenne. Boston,Ms s
Rev Peter Ainalie. a native of E?
sex county. Va,, now pistor of the fjal
hoan Street Cnnreh of the Lli-eiple*,
RiI'lmore.Md .Sunday in a sermon
declared that the Emploi b ate not
reb'Is, but are thirsting for freedom, as
our forefathers did.
In the Court of Appnl* at Richmond
! i?f week Menders vs. Oolemin wax fur?
ther argued by J W. Cniun, Jr., for
pl.i'itiff in etror, and Lloyd T. Smith
for d?fendent in error and submitted.
Dr ?ady's Oonditiou Fowderc, are
just what a h orne needs when in bad
oondition tanin, hl-* ad purlflet and
vermifuge Fhey .*r- unt food but
medicine and the best in ase to put a
norse in prime condition. Price 26
0'?nts pei package For ?ale by M M
Mr. Alvey's Body Pound.
Richmond, V.? , Nov. 26 ?Th? body
of John T Alvey, the Rtchru ?rid mer?
chant who disappeared on the evening
??f the 8th instant, w is found ottly
Saturday morning In the ofrl Jens ta
river and Ktnawha c.itiul, at a p unt
toi Ween Sixth and Seventh streets
I'h'ie wns a reward of #1?)?) outstanding
for the finding if Mr Alvey, or hie
body, if ?le.nl
Th?> M'iDassa? Journal ?ays: "Ex
C?)i'greBsmon Meredith continues to
Improve and was able t ) bo on tho
- reels awhile on Wedues lay. He ex?
pect* t i leave M ?nday for H.iltitnore to
c insult a specialist at the J ?hns Hop
Mr. E. W Long, of Irvington, ha?
recently erecti-d a large shucking estab?
lishment at that place, and has com?
menced ? peration. There are two
ovster-shn-king establishments on Car?
ter's oreek, one being si'uated on
Rear-Admiral Schley, on board the
fl?g?hip Ohicigo. of theSinth Atlintc
Squadron, ?ailed from New York Sat?
urday last for the West Indies and the
S u'h American coast. His orders for?
bid him to go to South Africa unless he
receives specific permission. Flowers
and gifts marked his dtputure
? The schooner Fannie Brown, Captain
Lim*on, bound from Baltimore to
Charleston, coal laden, ?truck on the
wes?ern extremity of Willoughby Spit,
opposite Old Point Comfort, before day
light Sunday morning. Had a he try
sea be?n running her position wonld
hive been perilous, but the Merrltt
wreckers succeeded in floating her Sun?
day evening, with little injary. 8he
was trying to make Norfilk harbor and
lost her bearings.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad,
It i? understood, will furnish the fon
eral train which ?ill carry the Maine's
de id'mm either Norfolk city or Old
Point when they are brought by the
battleship Texas from Havana. The
train will run through from Norfolk to
Washington, the Interment being made
at Arlington. It is understood that the
Texas will bring the bodies to N? rf??ik
about the Utter part of December.
These ar? the principal articles of interest right
now. C. W. JONES is showing only
New, Fresh, Clean Goods
in every line. When buying you had as well bu
Blankets? >tadies Wraps.
fe ii anketa JACK ITS.
w,-'['i,l"r?"nn"'"l u'1, T m", a??ts?n ? *"?'? lut"f ^"'"l ?*?'??
' I"'' "' "' ' ' " ' ' "k'"'" '' *- ' * C ' ' ' Mi t I rtr line I?it ?.I Aitrm I n JmrkutM
rr''"Vv,"-,?;" 'V"" ":rtrr ???? ? <? '? :: ? * "?? ?'riJ
U.K.-|M ?? an lli it-tavt ar rxti .,. , , uKOMn ,M the
"?A1? ' ; ; ' -,u: "\,''.;w ??-? lu?.i ??? nearly.,.,,!? <p:...,?i?,i .tock
au. e vira nue i>rge *? nil M ?-. i , . ?.,,. t k,..?... n'i-, ... .i,, '
worth >l Ml Op Dial IS
1 "i ib? ad v? no? anl you
per pair, ar.tl all iploDdid >
irlmtttt d i r hi our
a i. v i A the i'i at
? ml hull -.e i -t -tu. k ill Ibla market I lt.im
ai'iin-, II ? m'I ii"i,-, \ i m h. v
?II I IIIHIl
?ltd tritt.u.r ?
C mh Cenes at SB, M,
tl ;r> I
A TAU \ 11 i v i AHMj.
A it nnoc liarir-in ?t $1 7.'.. not to betrMBl
. -8 hill ?i
18 tl T.vvi.vi ti saV ? ;'.. M II Ths
I Hi ?>? lime e\i , ahtiavn.
Fur BOSS, KurC/lsra.of
This tells only of a few things. Come to the
store, and take advantage of the MANY things
C. "W". J03STES
has to show you.
"IF YOU FOLLOW THE CROWD
It will ?e?il y u rlirl t m ma stur. , mil il rOU api r ?'Palmar tou will beour
e->n>ta-ii e ?l m i I ?O *t i-?" ?aro. Wi- h*tl to
in "tiler tn ,r t III OUtfb in It.ue. ToU nine Mer. we ?il I e fielt outtil .\ in H < >
? - c ii.. n .I in-t \i ;.r . nt prie? an ill1 quality gno<<a to otTi-r fun but a I NEW.
Kit ES H i.itt?i'.-. ?.'in', n i tM Cht-<| -t M?r. bant? and Bunda? fr-bool ' m. r? win And
Bfadn arte - I i'itiSI il UN -HI - Ht' il*. ?? !<<?' BRI?*. TOYHL ShttlNH
MA? 111N e ? UTHTi K8, UKK Wi 1! < . alC. I furnlsbed between in ami T'i ?r>unday School?
rast Pa l. Coma to km sae. i ?til d tall la im poarei to make it pay you.
H. WALLACE CARNER.
Wht 1 sale and Hetail. 411 Commerce Strept, Frederieksburj?. Va.
The Washington Centennial.
A dispat :h from Martinsborg, Wes'
Virginia, saya :
"O ?1 R ibert White, put grand mas
ter of the West Virginia Grand Lodge
of Masons, who has been appointed
g-and marshal of the Mi?? ii? c?-rem ?
nies attending the observance of the
0'?e hundredth anniversary of the death
of Washington, to be held at M ?nn?
Voruon on December !4 says he waited
on President McKinley last wp?-k ai d
secured his promise t ? take put in the
ceremonies. The President will at
least make a short adilress. At the
President's suggestion, he visited N.?v?
and War Departments, and at the
f' rmei was promise 1 that one and p s
??ibiy two w??ships would be anchored
in the Po' m ?cat M innt Vernnn to fi-e
s lut??. Adjutant-General O irbin pr m
ised anything in the p iwer of the W ir
Department, including the presence of
a regiment of regnltrs Fort Washing
tin will fire salutes "
Bichmond and Tidewater B. B.
* Gloucester, C. H , N??v. 25 ?A sue
C"-?ful railroad meeting was held at
Ma'hews Courthouse today, 01 Burg
wyn, chief eugioe-r of the Richmond
and Tidewater railrovl, and F. C
Christian addressed the meeting
The people of Matliews aro deter?
mined to capture tbe terminus of tbe
r.iad, if p it-alblt*.
Mo Ho DeLong,
of SchnvlervlUe, N. Y., who served In
Uompany i-:, Sth Vert-eon? V??lu:iti urs, bsd
other foes to buttle with :ift"r hi.? return
from the late war. Be recently wrote:
"I have used Dr. Miles' Restorative
Nervin? for r.crvcu-.icss brought en by
th? ose of tobacco and too close applica?
tion lo business. It gave mc prompt
relief wilhout leaving any unpleasant
effects. The resuit was beneficial and
lasling. I heartily endorse it."
is sold bv al! dr'ii!<*i-?t?; on t??iiruntce,
first bottle benefits < r atoacy back.
Book on heart and nerves sent free.
Or. Miles Medical Company, Elkbart, Ind.
Sligo for Sale or Rent.
Thi? farm partly within the limit?
of th* O <rp ira? Inn, is offered fir 8?.LE
OR RENT Pro eofl'ioo pi ven a? rea?
sonable notice F ir p?rticnl ?r? ral on
or write MAORATH & CHKSLEY.
The owners would prefer renting,
A complete line of Gro?
??"?M.1-. LBKOK*, APlM.Ks. FKK3H
(I?T8 ' ?NHV. t-l-l^>. t.TIlK.VNT?,
CI K 'N. I.BMON t'I.KI.. OU ?NOB
l'KKI.. 1*K.\? Il ?????. l'IONK- l-'IOS.
DATF??. JELLBT8 *M> 1,1.1 \
II?.?-. MlM I Ml
Canned ?nd txmiedg'io<l?of a'1 kin?i?, fre?h
Pake? Hnl C? ekern. <0e?m C'h ? se. Hure
r.i? ap es Vi egar, i??eet Cider. Kerosene
un t ?in
rry??u ?;-?>en ?'o?r-e ?t *'?, et?, rer pnund,
Itisan?"'! a tifie. Prime K h- Flib,H-m?
ami areakfasl Bacon, sirl ?? y jiu'e Ruck
whe? Kliiur, ilars ??r liK?t. H ?mm? Fake?
an?l ??rit . M.ai Flour, ?on. ??-??. Cbolee
iiMithy II.y. ? h?? W*i,b Rrnst.es, Mme,
? ?the , Seine Twine. Th>-Climax Con?
dition fowiler?, fur ?vnieti we are Agents,
wiii ne Mo/ or ? hieke?! Cho'era C?ll for
what you want wh'-n you c me in a d you
kk ? i fat ir. m we bave more articles than we
with tn nM to our ncany friend? for their
patronage, we are
v. rj respectfully.
Doggett & Scott,
-?cS Commerce and !<?.' Main street?.
Is the Best Made.
001 Main Street
of St?c< fielders.
The Stockholders of The Free Lance
j Newspaper, B mk and Job Printing
Comptny of Fredericksburg, Va, are
hereiiy n?,t ?? d that the annual meet?
ing of the c??nip?ny will ht held at the
: Oftic of The Free Lance New ?paper,
! in Fnderiiksburg, Vs., on
SAT RDAY, DECEMBER, 30th 1899,
at 2 p m . for the election of a Presi?
dent and Director? and for soch other
buxineas, as may lawfully oome before
S. J. QUINN,
HE (Jenerel Assembly af Virginia
havinir authorized the City ?f F?ed
encksbutjr Va to issue its B nds of
t?*e par vulo? ?f $23 OM). and to neg??
ti??e the same at uoi less than par to
red-em like .im-'unt of O s B ?nds on
Janoary let 1?KW, ?ealed bids for
said loan a? n? t less than par, and at
a r tie of interest not to exceed 4 par
oent , are invited on or before D o SO,
181*9 Said b nds are twenty year
bond?, ron-taxable by City, and ?eon red
by deed of trust on Oaa W< rka City
reserves right to reject all bids.
M O Wl? LIS,
E D OOLB
W 8 EM8RBY,
Fina nee Committee.