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IrvinKton, Va.. to rvveive piotnpt iit tint ioti.
Friday, May 4, l <><m.
1'uess and people have been very
profuse inadvertising the institution
of The Lancaster National Bank, at
this place, which has now been in
operation two weeks, and some of
the papers have been esceedingly
kind and complimentary in their
attitude to this great enterprise.
Amongthese is the tSovthsidc SmHml,
published at Urbanna, our vis-a-vis
on the south side of the Kappahan
nock river. Issue before last it gave
our institution a good "send off," and
last week it makeslrvmgtou itsdebtor
for these handsome tributes:
"Threc chcers for the county of taav
caster, the town of Irvington and the
men who cstahlished the Lancaster
"W. McD. Lee and A. Randolph
Howard, of Fredericksburg. were can
vassing the busiuess men of our town
and Saluda a few days ago in the inter
ests of The Lancaster National Bank.
Two more plcasant and popular gentle?
men it would be difficult to fiud. aud we
were pleased to learu that they tnet with
most cucouraglng succesB."
"The most important busiuess enter?
prise ever launched in this sectiou aud
the longcstatep forward which we have
ever taken, is to be found in the organ
I/.ation of The Lancaster National Bank
which began business in tiie town of
Irvington on Wedncsday, the 18th inst.
Personally wc should have been more
pleased to see the enterprise started in
Urbanna, and there is no qucstion al>out
the fact that this would have been the
beat place that could have been^j found,
but those interested havcscleeteiilrving
ton, and men going into the tanklng
busineaa are gencrally supposed to know
what will hest promote their iutereata.
llad the bank beeu cstahlished here it
would have been a great convenieuce to
the people of Uloucester, Mathews and
King and Queeu, as well as in casy reach
of Lancaster and Norlhuniberland. Aa
it it, Middlescx is greatly benerttted, but
cur frienda in Mathews and Uloucester
not so mucb so. But we did not iuleml
to make auggestions as to the most suit
able and convenient place?rnthcr to
eudorae the uew cuterprise and to ex
hort all business men within its reach to
accord it their hearty and substautial
Theollicera of The Lancaster National
Bank are auiong the hest aud most popu?
lar men of Lancaster, and I'our-liftbs of
thestock is owned by gentlemen livin^
in that county, Northumherland and
Middleaex. The charter waa aecurcd
upon the endorsation of Ilon. W. A.
Jooea and the Institution is distinctiveh
local in character, but noue the less safe
and rellable on that accnunt. We have
beeu pleased to learn that a uumber of
depoaitora from Middlesex have alrcady
npeaed accounts with the new bank, and
weearnestly hope that many others wll!
do so ai once, for it ia more through the
aid of such institutious than any other
way that we cau huild up the intcreats
of our highly favored section.
WHICH WILL IT BBt
We have for some time thought
that it would show the part of wis
<rom if the Democratic party in
National Couvention would* relegate
to the rear the ailver issue, or ignore
it entirely, in its platform for 1000.
The Citizen is for Winning in poli
tics, for what good will it do to ad
vocate with a flourish of trumpets a
policy that will certainly elicitoppo
8ition so strong as to make defeat
certain? It's all well enough in he
roics to go down with your bannera
nailed to the mast, but if they should
be shot away and the enemy is led to
believe that you are weakening you
niay take them unawares atid win
the figbt. The Kepublican party,
we believe, could command almost a
billion of dollara to fight the "frte
eilver" issue, and money in this day
of degenerate politics carries the day.
The Fiedericksburg Star, an out
and-out, dyed-in-the-wool Democrat?
ic paper, sees it in the proper light
and speaks our thoughts on this line
when it says, in contrasting Senator
Daniel'a views with those of uncom
promising advocaUs of a "f ree silver"
"No matter what party ia 90ccessful
this fall, the complexion of the United
Statea Senate is such that for the next
five or six years there can he no hope for
change in the gold standard law, and m
view of thl8 fact it appears to us thal
Major Daniel's is the better idea as to
what our platform should contain. Cer?
tainly it were better politica."
Here are Major Daniels sentiments
in opposition to the adoption of the
"I hope the DemoeriUlc party will
have the courage to make a platform at
Kansas City fort.be year liMK).
"Haa not every Democratic National
Convention made its own platform,
adapted to the aaaa in whieh it met? Is
It not a fact that no National Conven?
tion ever 'reatlirmed' a platform four
"The Chicago Convention made a
.platform for tbe jenr lSDti. Its flrst
plank beiran thus: 'Becogni/.ing that
tiie money qoeatioa is p:iramount to all
othera at this time, we Invite altcntion,'
Thk fn?|iuncj of reports about
the deetrnction of fowl by hawka,
opoaaums and foxes should spur our
eounty supervisore to take action on
? scalp-law. If they would just con
aider for a tnoiiient what rapacioaa
tnaws the "varmints" have and what
capacious crawa the feathered pests
are possesscd of they could soon
approximate what it costs thefarmer
or poultry raiser to feei one of these
depredators for a twelve-month. A
full grown chieken each day would
not satisfy one of these niarauders.
but graut that he could be able to
appropriate for his use only one a
week?just hia Sunday 'a dinner; t'nnt
would entail a Joss of about $l.*> .1
paar upon Lataaara by each hawk,
fox and 'possum. Could not a
eouuty well afford to pay 50 centa
for the scalp of such a destructive
Tn l'resident has refused to
abolish the "canteen" from the army.
notwithstanding its demoraliziu^ ? f
fects upon the soldier, as testitled to
by army ofticials. The friends of
whiskey argued that if the arniv
sutlers did not Biipply the soldier?
with drink that they would bt m
iluced to steal away and get it else
wheie, thereby adding insubordina
tion to ititemperance. Many arn.v
nun, who are themselves addicted
to drink, think the "army canteen"
is injurious to the service and oaaaai
ninety per cent of thesickness which
our soldiers suffer from in hot
elimates. They think drinking iu
the army should be restricted, and
suggest that the government could
lay a penalty upon outsiders for sell
iug it to a "blue-coat"
Tms country is about to go to war
withTurkeyoveraclaim for$l 00,000.
Speaking of the claim the Washing
ton I'ost, an independent paper
which up to the time of the Admin
istration's imperialistic policy, was B
strong McKinley paper, saye:
"For our part we do not believe that
we have any case whatcver agalnat
Tutkey, and we hopethat, foi thesake of
Areeriran dignlty, the government which
has put up with ao much real injuiy at
the hauds of tbe British iu South Africa
will refrain from blutlitiK at Turkcy for
purely campaign ortect."
King Billy must have campaign
material,ao what matters it if we do
have to iight the "unspeakable
K IND HKARTEi) men and law-abid
ing citizens deplore very much the
passion that possesses idle ncgroes,
hoys and dude-epotsmen for killing
:m\ thing and everythiug within reach
of their guns. The Knglish sparrow
has done his shure in driviug the
aong birds from our couutrv, and if
these \agraut huuters would expend
their ummuuitiou on the sparrow
the* would confer a boon upon the
country; but the sparrow has been
ignored, while tLe mocking, robin,
rcd-bird and thrush have been the
objectsof their pursuir. The State
statutc appears t> have no terrors
for such tiends, which is largely due
to dereliction of citi/.ens who reftise
to "inform" on the violators.
If old Mahomet could have fore
seeii liow printers' ink would immor
talize his name he could not have
struck the nail sqarer than he did
when he said: "The ink of the wise
is worth more than the blood of
martyrs." There is a differenee of
opinion about Mahomet, but eveiy
body admita that his reference to
printing ink was entirely within the
facts. Printing iuk has revolution
ized trade; it has made advertising
the prophet of commercial destiny.
The Democrats of Virginia have
let slip the opportunity to do a great
service to the National party and
the country in general. Senator
Mark Ilanna was sick at Old I'oint,
and they let him escape before in
d icing some good physician to "put
a spider in his dumpling."
Many a good man sinks because a
"swollen head" won't float.
M 1 tilil.r.SE \ CIRCL'IT COURT.
Middlesex Circnit Court, which
has lu-en in session at Saluda since
last Thur8day, adjourned Tuesday.
Jndge Wright enr^red forty decrees.i
Nearly all of the time was taken up ;
in the damage 6uit of Atwell vs. j
Nelson. Hon. O. Harding Walker,
Hon. J. W. Chiun, Senator T. K.
Blakey aud W. B. Sanders were
employed for the plamtiff. J. Boyd
Sears, llobert McCandlish and
Thomas G. Jones were employed by*
the defence. It seems that the plain
tiff spent the night of March g,
1899, at Nelson's Ilotel at West
Urbana aud requeated his horses and
carriage to be put on the wharf eaily
the following moruing. One of the
horses refused to go ou the whiif
and pulled the other off into the
river and damaged horses, harnese,
and carriage to some extent, for
which Atwell sued. Seven of the
jury were for Atwell and five against.
Great interestwas centered in this
suit, as it involved the care of hotel
keepera and others over horses lef t
in their eharge to be delivered at
specilic destinations over bridges,
wharves aud other places more
daugerou8 than the ordinary public
A big battle for whiskey licenaes
was expected to come off, but the
new law reqniring notice to be given
not having been complied with, the
wets d?J rot put in their appearance;
consequen y no licenses were granted
in the eounty.
ENGLAND AND THE BOERS.
More About the lMg-Sti< kn.j
Which the Kn;;li*h nre Kn
u<--< a iu.
It is now Buller's turu to criticise
1,060 more Boer prisoners have
been sent to St. Fleleua,
aVooaraiag baa diapatoh from Lo
retuao Maarqaea tha latest aatheatie
estimates of tho Boer forces place
them at 90.900.
A Boer di.spatch aaaa that four
scouts aorpriaed :><>o Britiah from
Ludysmith. put the whole bodj to
tlight and captured two of ilmn."
Thealaaaal aaaaplele eollagaKef the
British eavalrv horse will be one of
the aabjecta to amgafa tha attention
of Parhaaaent when tha reorguni/.a
tion scheme for the army will l>e
General Botha has succeeded in
withdrawing the Boer forces com
pletely, aud the correspondents with
the British forces ,BOW virtually ad
aait that Lord BobeVta1 atanonftia of
the past week to trap the Boers have
The British are showing inci.
activity east of Bloemfon tein. A
large force is endeavoring to cut
off Ooaaral De WYt. Lirelj skir
mishing between Brandfort and
Thaba Xchu aeeaaa pteliaaioare toa
big battle soon.
An explosion has tnken place in
Begbie's toundry, Johannesburg, the
Government areeoal. Thirteea men
were killed and 90 injured. It is re
ported that the explosion was
effected by meiins of a ttumel dug
from u house ou theopposite pide of
the street. The prepetrato'rs of tbe
ontrage are naturally supposed ba
some to he Knglishmen, and the
event is likely to preeipitute tbe <\
pulsion of the remaining Britishers
in the Tr.msvaal.
A lively controversy about the
blame for the Britiah defeat atSpion
kop is in progreaa. Lord Roberta
blumes Geaeral Bir Oharlaa Warrea
for the la^ter's management of the
tnoveiiient, nnd he severely censures
Oolooel Thorr.eycroft forabandoning
the kop withoot consulting superior
oflicers. General Baller is ciitieised
for aot areiag that his plaaearere
properly ciiind out. In his OWB
report Buller blumes Warren, and
Warren ia tard hlanara Thoracjoroft,
It is believed that the atartliag
developinent will etid in Buller's
recall or rcsigtmtion. The making
public of a dispute atnong leading
otteera, it iaaaidf,aill tend todeiuor
alize the army.
There aaceaelo ba little doaal befl
%the Nieaiaaaa Oaaaltaill will aaai
the House this week.
The law nquires that the various
electoral hoards furnish the hallots
to be used in the eleetions this
The lirst Btata political conveu
tiou of the year iu lUohigaa was
held Tuesday and the OhiOBgO plat
form aas reatlirnied.
Kansas l'ojmlists elected M deie
tfates to the National Convention at
Bioaia Falls and in8tructed th.ein to
vote eolidly for Bryan.
Governor I'in-ine.of M iehigan, has
abandoned the Kepuhhcan partv and
will support the Deaeoeratio aoaai
Dcea, should a "trust" plaak be
Who's running the government?
The lYesident is in Ohio. Sceiv
tariea Gage, Boot and Loag are iu
;i. Attorney-(Jeneral Qriggalefl
Washington WeoBeadaj for the weet,
and recently I'ostmoster-General
Sniith aNM ia "I'ittsburg to deliver
aa aildresa. Llanna, however, may
kaaa retaraedta Waahiagtoa ln this
time. and he is, after all, "the whole
thing."? /ilrhoiuntl /Hsjxi/rh.
IJuay's udherents state positively
that tha Administration delibeiatel v
eliose the prospect of enormous eam
paiga oootribatioaa from Peeaajl
vania in preference to (^uay. QoBV
is tha ?BCriBoa. it was rcipneeuled to
Senator Hanna that if Cjuay was
seated the lu-publican National Com
mittce would not j?eta dollar. If hewas
denied hisseatintluential and weakhv
Hepublicans would subseribe liber
ally. But Qaaj must be retired.
The committee hopes to raise between
live hundred thousand and a nullion
dollars by the ex-leader's downfall.
THi: KKNTLCKV 31L'1>1>LE.
"Governor" Taylor has at last re?
turned home to face the endiotinent
Fkxnkfokt. Ki? April ;h).?
When the Circuit Court convened
here to day- Caleb I'owers, John
Davis, llarlan Whittaker, W. H,
Culton and "Tallow Dick" Combs
were arraigned on motion of the
Commonwealtb, charged with com
plicity in the oaardcrof Wm. Goebel.
Judge Cantrill overruleda motion
to consider a change of veuue in ad
vance of arraignment. All of the
accused were then brought into
court, arraigned and entered pleas of
\\ ashinotov, April 20.-? Uouiiael
for William S. Taylor and John
Marshall, in the contest in the
Supreme Court over the oflices of
Governor aud Lieutenant-Qovernor
of Iventucky, yesterday fitcd their
brief ia the case in that court. Tiie
claim is made that Taylor received
a aaaiontj of g,3S3 votes over Goebel
and it is asserted that when he was
inaugurated he had "as clear a title
of record as any man ever held." It
is asserted that there is no conten
tion that Goebel was elected Gover?
nor, but the Legisliiture "adjudged
and deteruiined that he had been
elected" and that it is upon this
contention that the action is based.
S1LVEK NOT thi?: isst i:.
It Will Not Oaaaraj The Firat Flaee
Saya Mr. Brvaa.
Cah-auo, April, 24tb.?A spccial
from the Wichita, Kan., to the
7'////cv Herald saye:
"Neither Editor Morse nor any.
one else can succeed in getting me
to abandon free silver. I favor it
as much as 1 did in lNDfl. While
free silver will not be the leading is
?ae in this campaign, it will be one
of the issues."
William dennings Bryan made
this flat-footed statement during an
intervii-w here this evening. Asked
as to the leading issues, Mr. Bryan
"Trusts and imperialism will be
A national bank will be etarted at
Chincoteague, Accouiack county.
There is totne talk of locating a
privato bank at Tappahannock. Mr.
Mumford has securvd subsofiptioi>??
tontingetit upon hisstartiugabrancb
A National Hank in I^ancaster Ia
just as strong as OCM m \< a Ytok,
or aayvrbera elee-, wnh taat aaaaa
capital. Tne luited States laws
u<>\trn all alikc.
Tba Coniptroller of tho Currency
baaleaacul arbartrr Ip "The Beooad
National Hank of t'nlpep.r." Thev
laocetd Tba Fawaaata ? Moichants
Bank, a State institution.
Oyater dealers and others business
men along the IhtppahanuocU BJ pt raa
themeelves as being nuicli pleaacd
with ha\ itiij a national bank in to
aaaaa touch; especinlly sinco thev
leun that customers will be fur
aiabed on reaaeaf with any aaaoaat
of change and bave checks or drafts
caabed anffcoat h ceat'a cbarge,
Tbe fact that all of the |ratkaatiii
froma distance who have visited this
section, with a view to locating banks,
had decided that Irviugton was the
best place to locate 6atislies us that
no Haietake aaa made in establishing
The Lancaster National Baak here.
Not one argutnent was used bjf ?
oitjaen of Irvington to inllueuce tliese
gentlemen, but they arrived at their
conelusiona after a thorough stirvev
of other locajities and a mighty
weigbiof of the pro's and con's.
Becaaaa of it'a aooeeeibility, by aaall
and transportution, this tOWB aaa
settled upon,and here, within ninety
days, will be erected an edilice which
shnll be its perpetual abiding place
or?its mausoleum; so deoree its
projeotora. That it will be perea*
nent and a Riai.d laooeai is believcd
by all business men who have not
allowed prejudiceto warp their jodg
tuetit. And its projectors are not the
leaat bit aaeaoj as to its laeting
succes?, for in the lirst two weeks of
its existence its business has been
aaaeh greatar than was boped or ex
pected of it within the Hrst three
mor.ths, with ptomises of still greater
Qoeea Vlctoria has^ left Irelaad
and returned to her palace in V.wii
Tba Brat atawberriea of tba aaaaoa
were ahipped toNewtYotk Monday
from North Carolina.
Chili and l>ru are on the verge of
war over the botuidary which was
left unsettled by their w'ar of 15 years
0*1 Foint i.s on tbe tip-toc of t\
peetiaej regardiag tbe arrival of
tba North Atlantic squadron, which
is due early in May.
Oberliu Carter, who was conviotod
of eaabcaaliaaj large aaaoaata from
the Covernment, is now in prison.
CaitarwiB be a prison bookkeeper.
The wine celiar of tiie Holopp
Wiue Cotnpany, at Charlotte*ville,
has been destroyed by tiie. 76,000
gallons of ariaaaad araady lad tbe
tlanu s. There was aniple itisuranee.
Jdaaea S. Darling, of RaaapBm.
founder of iaaportaal eaterpriaaa on
tba Yirginia pcninsula and the
wealthiest man in that section, tlied
The lottJt feud betwren Kear-Ad
tniral William T. Sampson aad K-ai
Adniiral Winlield Seott Boblej and
their frieada is oflicially eoded.
Schlev is the victor.
The latest note of the Cnited
States governiiu-nt to Turkey is in
the nature of an ultiniattim, and
?wniarids immediuto paynient of the
indemnity without, however, tixing
a titne limit.
A terrilic explosion occurred
Tuesday iu tba Pleasant Va!l.-y
Coinpany's coal-mine ot Scholield, on
the Kio Qiaadeaod Weataro raJlroad
near C'olton, I'tah. Over |00 peo?
ple were killed and many injurtd.
"Ham, dr.,'* the famous educated
orang outang that lias altracted the
attention of scientilic men on acconnt
of his altno.it hunuin habits, dled
Monday at Atlantic City. Ham, dr.,
was fjuite popular in thecity of Bal?
Over live square milesof territory
burned over, over 2,000 buildings
destroyed, seven lives lost, 7,000 men,
women and children homeless, and a
property loss of $'->0,OrX>,000 accord
mg to the latest estimate, insured for
about half its valtte, are the testtlts
of tiie destructive lire which swept
Ottawa, Ont. and Hull Friday and
Saturday. No greater ealamity has
visited Canada in years.
The Confederate Wteran Camp of
Alexandria has appointed a coni
mitteeto wait upon the President and
inform him that the only e.\
Coiifederateemployed iu theprepara
tion of the records of the navy dur
ing'the war between the States, has
been transferred to another depat t
ment, so that the preparation of the
records is solely in the handa of
Stafford county probably furnished
more soldiera to the Confederate
Artnv than any county of its aize ia
the State, and the number of uppli
cantsfor pensiona will perhaps ivach
l">o. There are now in this county
about twenty survivors of the Fred?
ericksburg Artillery, fifty of the
Forty-seventh N'irginia Uegiment
and thirty of the Ninth Virginia
Qatalry, besides about sixty widows
of the aaaaabera of the above Organi
The tnalof Kev. J. JJ. R. Kiddirk,
charged with the murder of Dr. W.
H. Temple, will hardly take place at
the April term of the court. The
trial is set for the 3rd of May, but
theae is such strong feeling againat
theprisoner that it is doubtful if a
jury can be eecured )t\ Bruuewick
county totry him. If a jury is stim
moned froaa aaaa her county, or a
change of venue ig granted, the
aaaa will then probably be coutinued
till tbe M iv term of the court, which
will beginon tbe 2Mh of this month.
Here'H a Pretty How-d'y I>o.
Congres8man Jones does not want
a Constitutional convention, it ia
well understood, boOBBaa he says he
is afraid that Senator Martin may
get oontrol of it.?/?7r//. Corr. liult.
Is Mr. Martin opposed to itbecauae
he ia afraid Congressman Jonoa will
get control of it? Mr. Jones, how?
ever, is not a dangerous man with a
convention, aa hia recent May con?
vention 8how8.?Pelersburq hulcr
At'KOSS thi: SKAS.
The jTAiited Btatel steamahip
Dolphia,baariag xlr. Clmrles lierbert
Aileo. tiu- newly appointcd civil
Govertior of IVi to Kico, has dropptd
auehor ofl Baa Juan. The aativea
appear to be aaytaaag bat aleaaed.
The Secretarv of State of Cab
98*969 Bpaalii reaideata ol
( Bba who preserve their alh-giance
lV-or people ii. ('uba cornplain that
the jadfeeehargB extortkmafa teea
for 'ivil aaarriagea. Geaeral Wood
is deUrmined to put a stop to it.
The American outposts at Naci i
rea raported 300 natives assem
i)!ed three miles from the town.
Geaeral BeJI arat three betaeaakaata
of the Forty-Iifth Infantry, with two
MLaiiai gaaa These aaarla aar>
lonnded the Filipinos, inogt of whom
weie araaed with bolos, or loag
knives, and wore buffalo hide
helmets, coats and shields. -The
Filipinos were quickly put to llight,
kanog the lield stiewn with their
peculiar armor. Their rillemcn were
uuable to shoot straight and the
bolomen never got near enough to
the Americans to do any execution.
In another fight Lieutenant Balch,
with 20 cavalrymen, cornered 50
bolomen in a river and shot every
one, the hodies floating away. One
of Balch's soldiers had his head
8truck off with a bolo.
The Filipinos generally are ag
gressive in North Ilocos lYovince.
They capturedan American provision
wagon near Lapo.
The Americans having obtained
evidencc that the Alcaldes of Lapo,
Magsingal, Cabugas and Sinait were
holding treacherous communication
with the Filipinosoldiers, imprisoncd
them and burned the town hall.
(VI. 1'ettit, who is to be court
niartialed in the Bliilippines for
handing a prisoner over to Pretidefcl
Medell, of Zamhoangtt, who killed
the prisouer at once without trial,
was the commander of the Fourth
Immunes stationed at FreJericksburg
at the oatbreak of the BpaaiaaV
A RBW CONSTITUTION.
The Virginia Demoeratie Conven?
tion to Boaaiaata four delegates-at
large and two from each of the ten
Congressional distriets to the Demo?
eratie National Convention and to
decide whether the question of
oalliag h convention to amend the
State Constitution should be made a
party issue met in Norfolk on Wed
aeaday, May 2nd.
<! vernor Tyler, Setiatois Daniel
and Marliu and Congrebsinan W. A.
Joaea were elected the delegatea-at
larpe, and W. K. Crabbe and II. L,
Ailsworth Bl the two delegates frotu
the First District with J. W. Hurhy
and T. J. Whealtou as alternates.
Tbc eommittee for tho First District
reniaine the same and T. J. Downing
is chosen elector.
The main queetion and one which
caaatd oooaiderable diaoaaaioB was
as to the Constitutional Convention.
The bodv declareil that the qtustion
as to a new Constitution should he
aaada ? party iesue and instructcd
the Daaaoaratic fotaraaf taeBtata ao
votc for the same at the electiou this
TheChicago platforrn was endorsed
aad the delegates to Kansaseity were
instructed to cast their votes for Wil?
liam .It nnings Bryan.
DOUTOfl in c<)Ni;iii-:s4.
The House broke all records Fri
day by passing '.'Uprivate pension
The provision for payiug ?645 per
ton for Krupp armor was thivwn
out of the Naval'appropriation bill,
and the priee liinited to |9Q0.
Speaker llenderson held a two
hours' consultation with the l'resi
dent last week. aud itis stated that
they deeided upon thebills that shall
and those that shall not pass during
the remainder of the session.
W. C. Littrell, who has been with
us for some time, has returned to
Fredericksburg to reside.
Mr. Wooteti and family are visit?
ing at the home of J. W. Toleman
in lower Lancaster.
Miss Klossie K. Williams, daughter
of Noah J. \\ illiams, and Mr. Wm. A.
France, both of thia eounty, were
married on the 25th at the Methodist
parsonage here, Kev. \Y. G. Hammond
Our people who are interested in
the meetings of the Institute here are
grateful to the Citizen's editor for
aid ia a material matter connected
with'the meeting to be held on the
4th of May. It is to beregretted that
the Cor. Secretarv does not favor the
Cjtizent with ofjicial reporta of the
Mrs. W. Andrew Jones has re?
turned from Baltimore where she has
been purchasing spring goods.
I see in the Citizen that Nor?
thumberland Board of Supervisors
will soon meet to consider a dog-tax
law. Idon't think any one would ob
jee.t to having their dogs assessed as
other property, but they are likely
to kick if they have to pay more on
a dog than they do on a horse.
The people here are about through
Hainswood is gettiug to be quite
a business place.
M rs. Kvelyn Bootheis better at thia
Mr. and Mrs. Z. C Lewis, of the
vicinity of Lodge, called on Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. Weaver on last Saturday.
IJkd Tapk. '
Warren Hughes, who has been ill
with small-pox, is much better. It
is thought that no new caaes will de
velop, that the ouarantine will soon
be raised and the cliurchea be re
B. Chambers is in Washington
looking after his business.
Mr. Slaughter recently clipped
nineteen and a half pounds of wool
f ro ui a one-year-old sheep,
Farmers are busy planting corn
and their blossomintf orchards are
sweet aa childhood's Sabbath days.
JMease let me correct a slight mis
take which appeared in laat wcek's
Citizk.v. It ahould have been that
Melrose Church was in Cherry IVint
instead of near Cherry IVinL
Three casesof varioloid are report
ed in the Hughes family.
Our paator, Bev. W. O. Hammond,
who has | i:, ),.;< ,.,,.
deared" himself jo his people h.
aaaadaaaa aad paritj af bi? pi
taa;. Palaeace, ?ubmiaaion and -
-? tbe keynot. IB> BM
bia apliftiag nraanaa
I will BBJ bo deai "Iihui.>-..,-,;"
"Ooaac and aa ' Mi>m V'bii,
Our Baaeraten lepori Bsh aa beins
afiea Lnlif VaalaitdinaihaaB is
?peading a fortaigbt with
Mrs. Betla Crowther, <d* lih fl
Miai Marie ThiiH baa oloaed her
?1 and n lurnul to her boi
Ifiaa .lennie 1,,-wis apeot latt
with Miss Blaacbe "Vbite.
Those ahobatj fhe paraaara of at
teadiag tbe cloeinf of Coaa achool,
April -jotb. report baeiag ipeal a
pleasant evening. A piqtirC
al Ooaa Hall, tbe boarding hoi
Miss Tigaor, tbe aaaefa beloved
Leaober. Tbe obildrea aad viaitora
apeot theevetdag in rariaoa amaae
aaeata, aoaae plaj'ag eroqaet aad
roaiag vbite others atrollod np and
down the beaob. Lvinnna.'.e an<i
Oake was bountiftilly selved to tboae
present. Miss Tignof is an i tcellenl
teacher and ? young Itdv of in.o,\
rare accomplisbnients. Wbile with
US she won the love of every patron
and pupil and it is our afaoere wish
that she will come to us airain aezl
lt is stated thal T. II. lallin arill
pay 18 oetita pei birshel for tbetoma
toea which be expecta to eaa this
Many a school
girl is said to
be Iazy and
sh i f 11 e s s
e least bit of it.
She can't study, easily
Us asleep, is nervous
and tired all the time.
And what can you ex
i pect? Herbrain is being
fed with impure blood
and her whole system is \i
suffering from poisoning.
Such girls are wonder
fully helped and greatly
changed, by taking [<
Hundreds of thousands
of schoolgirls have taken
it during the past 50 years.
Many of these girls now
have homes of their own.
* They remember what
cured them, and now
they give the same mcdi
cine to theirown children.
You can afford to trust a
Sarsaparilla that has been
tested for half a century.
$1.00 a bettl*. All drntfttis.
If your bowcls are consti
pated take Ayer's Pills. You
can't have good hcalth unlesa
you have daily action of the
bowcls. 25 ct?. a aaa
" One boxof Aycr'a l'itla cured my
Jan. IU, 1890. _ lUtli.N. Y. r
Wrttm thm Doct&r.
If you li??.> mr complminl whatcv*r ?
and dealre tbe bent mrilloal adtlcr yoa
can poMlbly recelve. write the dovtor l
fre?lr. Tou will recrlre % proiui>t re
lllv 1.'! , tlltt. t ... ... . I .,_
l>ly. without east. Addreaa.
1?|?. J.O. AYKR. I-owell. Vaat.
SCHOONER FOR SALE.
Tbe SfliiMini r ?*?.:? i luml." ?> -vv 11. -. I al Itowl
errt wiiii, i. \ ;,.. |.v j. a*.CI*rkaon,C. P.Qarrett
ami I. W. ti u:it Ia for aala and can t?- U>u?rht
cheap fnr oaeh or on tlmmarlth ?xnirtty. m>
Hi:nt waobaabt.aalltnt taa Uartandlsea
vatteil in the tiyoter tiwMliieaa which rftiutrtw
liis time, ihrp'luro ot'ers v,-.^>,>l |,,r *i\0.
Tha "?.ui l.iu.l " waa tliurnuwIiU robuilt at ti
baaaa In laav Camea I4E0 buaaela oystera
and 3150 buahala arala unJer dec*. Id mxxl
order. Purtber lofomuitton oan o,> had Iu
paraoa <ir by Ictter rroasoltber < t .ii>,>\i' o? u
fi-s at amwaata aTaart, va.
COLD WATCH FREE.
a/e ?ant a sToart, aclur \,>\nnr !a<ly lu
everv foiiiiiiuiiitv ao K?-t upa Clab lor oar
naodaome alxtaea i>?tt?- rojr-ooluaui monthly
inacaxloe. A priao of attne lady's aotd watch
auaraou ?-,i tobathaequalol Moyaaitlmeiiiece
oa t li? Baarket, wttl ba alven for every i&sub
acrlpttoM M-.iini. ^,-u,i BSe inailvcrforouv
tit ,.i aamplecopioa.buiBks.etr. AddroasTaa
V ik,.in;a .Mai. a/i.nk. W oichostor, \'a.
For taa aezt to daja all gaaa in
stock, eaeapt Reaaiaftoaa, go nt
, cost Al?o bareataa Ia Biflea, Ue
vorfera, Tiaj>s, Targeia, Aauaaar*
tion, etc. 1 baaa in stock all
hrands of Hlack and Sinukcl.^s
Poardaraat pottoea prteea. Hiasting
Puwder, DyaaaUte, PaaaaadCapa,
LER0T t. LEtAND,
10G LIGHT ST.
NEW No. 4
Key Board Lock,
Rapid Paper Feed,
OLD MACHINES TAKEN IN PURT PAYHEHT.
Pall catalogne on applicntion. Agents a/aated in rinoccopied
terniory. \\ t> bave a ft-w sccond-hnml aaaebiaea of other
niakes, also atipplies.
A. HARDIN CO.,
?OLB soiTiir.ijN i>i:alkks,
6 N. PRYOR STREET, ATLANTA, CA.
. r l :l!most CO
9 ; :itlv.ir.
paln and sutterin*
? naitself upon ^
teia^aadM, "^ a |1j ?aaalaa mn,
? -..o.ahnost c..?t111?ald,M:h..:.,/-fr?mtlK.e?rsf ihe hrnhsswell.
aaawiri; the <?;- , ,. ,| ):.,rvK t,, Work out throuirh
hiiBtarbJebb ,.,?, ,U.wn ,h,.,^h scveral
.ts work of , .,str?t;?M. Mercaay, pataati aa3
??"?'?"?? K?-l:tlu,vrui,? the diK, >,,??
-U It B^dow. t-.thevervrootsof
^ ^??*%? S^r^LTcaa
ut vnurrw. oeaayoae
-?-__._?_A.Mress, TSE SWIFT SPECIF1C COMPANY. ATLANTA.
!>?? Iliag Boaaaa aad Btaek-emitb thoa
al Mlllenbeck. Apply loJohi
HOTEL FOR SALE.
1 will aell tha Laaoaatat Boaae, lnr<!
aml livery. It ennnot under any eir
ba reateds H<>t<-1 in good
order, livery ettacbed aad 69 aeroa of
l*"d. M. f. Tmomas,
LaacaeterC II., V?.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
.\ fann ia hTaryland, aalf alghl aallaa
from Waahirgtoa; Good 6*rooan hou-e;
watcr nt bOBfa door and in all tha fielda;
yaaag orcbard; farmeoatalaing ITO
I wiii aall .->r azebaaaa for ? farm 01
otber property la Tidewatea aeetioa ol
\irginia. Adrreea, M. I. Mi ?-?<; <-.?..
Mllienboi k, Va.
DISS01UTI0N OF PARTNERSHIP.
NotlcB te herebf giaea that tho parfc
aerahip heratofore carrtedoa bjrw. O.
Ashiuirn aadOrrtaJaaea,aadertbe aaaaa
aad style ol Aabbara d Jcbm
Inriagtoa, Va.. has baea dtaeolaed by
nnitnal conaeal IbiaSOtb day of s
nnd la fBtaretkebaaiaaai wlM becarrled
on bj the aald Orrit Jaea^a, on btt
?eparata aoaoeal. who arUl pey nnd
rtceiyeali debtfl riae aad owlee lo aad
from the aald pai tner-hip in the regular
eoaim >?( baaiM
W. O. A -111.;
If you waal tha baa ftaadj
BBada DlOthblg, Sle ,
NoUoaa, i>:'.:.;> nnd Qroaerlee,
don't f.iii io aaaaawhara eoaeaa
T. J. WILLING * CO.,
Hesources over 94,000,000.00.
wc BBCOME soi.i:
91 UKTY ON ALL liONDS.
[f Vou Want
A" Kxocutor. TruMi-e. A4anlna*tra
loi. ?.i;.i, ,!,;,?. |; , , |X< r> \. -,,-.?,. ,,,
ln II,-|>i. \ ln, Attaohmeni Vunoa.ctO-.
As a < .iiii ractor,
la ;i 1 "MH...1 - .,1,
?'??. ?'i iinii or Mnt .
Asmii Orttccr <?t .-? Iiatrrniil S.i l.-ty.
Aa hii l.nii,Inji... ,,i ? lu.nk. (
raataa oi M>rtmntll< eatabllahm*-nt,
The Kidelity and Deposit OoaBBBBV
Of Marylan.l wi!l furuMi it. Don't
<>r aeoapt aetaaaal laraty, hut
wrilc to our agents?
HUBBARD & JAMES,
97HIT1 stonk, \ \.
KAIHPS, CARTER 4 CO.
MK \i Paad stuiis
IIICAN, I o1 a,! Kiiuls.
llest gradts at lowest inarket
pricea. Corn and a beal boaght.
Write us if you have aayao aell.
HTSaw-mill ln connection with
ilCK! M1CK! BRiCK!
The Place to buy brick is at
Manufacturers of all grad**^ of
PAViNG AND BOILDING BRICKS
HTHaving put iu one of the Latest
Iraproved Machines, I am aow able to
give my patrons, cn sbort notice, the
beal Rriek th^t can he produeed.
104-106 E. LOMBARD ST.,
Wboleaak . . . .
Carriages, Road Carts,
Wagons and DaytoDs.
.... Dealee m . . . .
"SHOO FLY!" SHOO HENS!!.
troablc witb your fowls, dogs, hogs
or cattle if you use
The Acme Poultry Nettinp-.
Hlla u.-tting ntakes a beautifnl and a.ibstantial fence and will hist "0
-or nntil UtC posts rot.
Pricee, deliretred frae:
IS in, 1m-s lii^li, ?4 oo per lOO l?-ct.
2 * " ?"? OO
<?'? aa aj a>sj .? .. *
<"><; ? ? <; *>x .. 4.
<- ?? 7 OO
. ? "t^*!*- ""I to kotfj obiekeae oat and tho aXMaofa is
talTenoagh to keep oid fowls o,.t. If aaae board is aeed aS-iocb or U
mch ailJ ba bigh eaoagt to keep fowls back.
Hog or Cattle Fencing.
J u.lia a wire tba! i? ? heavy and will pen the wildeet cattle.
Ihenn.l feSlC mH.es and will gtb , chickens or grown fowls
Notbiag better for a peaeral lar-j fence oTW No ?agafe niaUa.
.?it*jaj ar breakiag Uke the tbia, ooeaaaoa eaiokea wire. ' g'
I'rices, ilelivereil fm?:
tfl iiulus l,iul,, *;$ io ,,cr lOO foot.
-<> M :? ,-?o
??*- ?? i |A
88 ? 4 -r,
?*?* M 5 ?;o
50 ?? fj <M, .. ?
Iron pojta qbj, fc furnisheu if ilesired. Send arders through
THE VIRGINIA CITIZEN
_ IRVINCTON, VA.
Farmers aiaat aaa Fertilizers
if they want Satisfuctory Kesults.
WJiy not get the best? They
are tiie Cluapest in the end.
We liake Fertilizers ior all Ciops ^ttz^
We do not nse Lcather Scrap
Wool Waste, Hoof Meal, Shodilj
or other Worthless Material. Wr
guarantee the Analysis, Qaattta
?aaa (Jeneral Comlitien in avftj
(Send addreaa for hook siviaR partdra/ar.v)
ROBERT A. WOOLDRIBGE COMPANY,
BaSa Mauufacturers of tbe
Oateja aml Factory, ) _. A _ '
22.$ aaa. IM ftaatta-. wi.arf. / BALTIMORE, MD.
f EUBANK & BKO., Kilmamock
_ , I B. T. PBIBCK, Lilwalton; '
bor sale m lancaster Cmintv by \ S. C. THOMAS, Weema*
| GEBSHAM4 CHILTON.Ottoman
DAVIO A. KBLLY, Byrdton '
Pratt and Calverf
aaaaaata, tae., ?."?e.
and $1 par day.
aaaial and room,
$1 10 aee aay.
.'_ -* Proprietor.