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There is no right moro dietinotly and
etrontfly set forth in our Federal con?
stitution than tho right of sliver as coin,
money and legal tondor, and its com?
plete "parity" with gold is there estab?
lished as firmly as fundamental law can
do it. Does anybody doubt for a mo?
ment that if tho fantastic tricks that
have been played with Bilver had boon
attompted with gold, tho courts would
have been successfully appealed to in Its
bah ilf as a constitutional und thoreforo
aacrod motal? No. And yot, constitu?
tionally, tho two metals stand upon pre?
cisely the BJbmo fooling, whilo silver, as
tho money of tho prjoplo, more freely
circulated and seldom hoiidod, baa fur?
ther rights to which goii can lay no
claim whatover. Certain it is tbnt con
tempi of th<339 rights has brought to
bo;h government and people disaster
fast following upon the heolB of disas?
ter, and it is believed that it is only in
the restoration of those vested, cuato
mary, prescriptive and constitutional
rights that we can find tho financial
popular relief wo so urgently noed.?
COL LAMB'S OPPORTUNITY.
Col. Lamb's opportunity for success
as obairman of tbo State Republican
parly will bo made or mariod by tho
next legislature of Virginia. If that
body shall develop a purpose to deal
with tho question of ballot reform in a
spirit of hostility to roform, as has been
tho practice of the legislature in the
past, breaking the promise to tho hopo
c/hilo keeping it to the ear, then Col.
iamb's success as a loader will bo as
aired. Thousands of Democrats will
Invoke strength to his right arm in bis
fight for honcaty and tho sacred rights
of cltiz?nBhlp. But if, on tho other
hand, tho Democratic majority, hark
ening to tho lesson of the late election,
shall so amond the present law as to
ensure fair elections, there is no powor
In the State that can overthrow Demo?
cratic rule. In sentiment and interest
the people of Virginia aro Democratic
in tho truo Bense of that word, but tboy
will not aid in tho prostitution of that
word to tbe service of fraud in tbe in?
terest of scheming and selfish politi?
SHCltETAltV SMITH'S BBPOBT.
Secretary Smith, of tho Department of
tho Interior, recommends in his report
that tbe Indian Borvico bo placed in
charge of three commissioners, two to
be civilians appointed from differ
out political parties, and one to be a do
tailed army otlicer, which he claims
would eliminate politics from the man.
agement of Indian affairs. The report
estimates tbe amount of publio lands
undisposed of at 000,000,000 acres, and
ahowB that tbe receipts from sales of such
lands wore over S3,000.000. There aro
lV.OOO.OOOincludsd in theforestrosorves,
which are looked after by about thirty
special agents, a force wholly inade?
quate to afford the proper care for the
timber interests of tho government. Ab
to the relations between tho government
and the bond-aided transcontinental
-rilroads, tho report says the govern
ient is alroady out 8)17,436.000 upon
i?89 roads and that the first mortgage
onds only amount to SGI,013,000; that
ho property is worth vastly moro than
tho first mortgage bonds and that tbo
government inierosts can bo protected,
if necessary, by taking up those bonds.
All tbeso bonds aro now maturing and
draw 0 per cent , and Secretary Smith
believes ihoy could easily be replaced
by 3 par cent bonds li tho government
guaranteed them. Tho net earnings of
each one of the lines during tho past ten
years havo made an average of nearly 0
per cent, on tho sum of tho first mort?
gage bonds and of tho government sub?
sidy bonds. When all tho money of
which tho government has been robbed
In connection with theso roads is taken
Into consideration, their great value oan
readily bo understood.
MK. KbfcuV*V2tfuJI. ^
Ex-Speaker Roed/Tspeech when re
nominat:d by tne Republican oaucus is
'Causing much comment and conjecture
*mone his feiend j and opponents- He
a??m? to think joat n m, bo far as tho
Republicans in CoDgroas are concerned,
.at rest is just at hotlthfulas exoro.ao,
id in oonformanco with that pro
.'ammo ho urgos a policy of waiting,
'.though he intimate very p ainly that
l|q Hou 11 will Insist on its right to
flitiato all pleasures of taxation, ho
croca not favor legislation that will dis
turb business, which seems to refer to a
passive polity in regard to the present
tarliT. Ho announoos, however,that tho
first and greatest duty of tho HouBe is
to do all that it can to restore conll
denoo to business, whloh appears to be
a hint that tho body over whloh ho pre?
sides will not for purely partisan pur?
poses oppose any feasible plan offered
by the administration for 11 nanolal re?
lief to tho country.
As to foreign affairs Mr. Reed wants
tho world to know that the United
States is the great nation ot this hemis?
phere, and that Congress will publicly
afflrm his statement if necessary. This
may mean a strong declaration in favor
ot the Monroe doctrine, or It may be
nothing but Buncombe. On the whole,
Mr. Reed, so far, has played his part
very adroitly. His undoubted ability
and the changes of policies have placed
him far in the load as an aspirant for
the Republican nomination for Presi?
dent next year, but whether he haB tho
nerve, sagacity and other elements of
true statesmanship to profit by tbe
favors of fortune remains to be seen.
Putting tho tarlfT in the background
obscures McKinley, who is just now biB
chief compstlto:, but whether the
friends of tho lattor and thoso of fcho
other candidates will allow Mr. Reed a
monopoly in shaping tho policy of his
party is a matt3r about which thero is
During too financial legislation of the
last Congress tho mtn frcm Miiuo dis?
played a lack of d( oision, that for a tl:ne
mado ovon bis admtrura doubt whether
ha had tho broadth and boldness of
opinion requirod of one who aspired to
tho highest posUion within the gift of
tho peoplo. It may be, however, that
he considered it too oarly in tbe game
for him to show his hand then, and that
from now until the end of tho Beesioa ho
will provo as good at managing his
Presidential canvass as he was at con?
trolling a restivo and strong-willed
Democratic minority in the Fifty-first
Congress. Should ho do this ho will be
tho nominee of his party for President
S&MI'LG WALTON LAW MAI.LOT.
The following a an oxact copy of the
Walton ballot voted at Newport News
at the late election:
N O V E M B E R FIFTH,
EIGHTEEN U U NDKED
FOR TUE BOUSE OF
DELEGATES TO RKPHB
c E NT TUE COUNTIES OF
YOKE, WARWICK, NEW
KEN r, CI1AHLE3 CITY,
JAMEi CITY ,t TUB CITY
OF W I L L I A M S B D It G:
T II O 51 A S T. POWELL,
WILLIAM L. U1LLYEU,
J. A. ROBINSON.
FOR THE SENATE TO
REPRESENT THK THIR?
IAL DISTRICT OF VA.:
MAXLEY U. BARNES,
HOWARD S.' COLLIER.
Tin object in printing the above
ballot in such a form is apparent. A
man with a fair education would find it
ditllcult to use it intelligently; while an
uneducated or illiterate voter would bo
completely at the me*cy of the con?
stable, and,- even with the lattor's
assistance, would b3 liable to make a
mistake, which would vitiate his ballot
entirely. It is a striking Illustration of
one of the many ways In which tho
abominable Walton law can bo used in
unmaking votes, and a strong argumont
f jr Its repeal or radical amendment.
To insure fairness in tho matter of the
ballot a regular form should be used,
with tho same stylo of typo for ovory
precinct in the State. Printed forms of
this ballot should also be posted near
the voting places at sunrise on the
mornlncr of tho election, in order that
voters may oxeroiso sorco degroo of in?
dependence when Insido tho booths; but
with such a ballot as tho abovo it must
bo confessod that this last provision
would bo of littlo value.
Itis, hownvor, In su:a uses a? tho abovo
that tho Walton law is shown up in
all of i'.s inj latlos and deformity, and to
say that honojt a id fair-mindod men in
Virginia will allow the statutes of tbe
commonwealth to bo much longer pros?
tituted to such purposes Is an insult to
their patriotism and intelligence. Tho
eloctlon law must b3 amended, or the
voters cf this S'.ate will follow tho ex?
ample ot tho33 of Mtryl&nl and Ken?
Call and noe tho beautiful dinner seta
ju3t received bv tho E. H. Stewart Fur
? Lost tho Job.
"So you wollt a position in my oflico?"
"Do you chew?"
"Then I can't hiro you. I won't have
K mau in my employ that I can't borrow
tobacco from. "?New York Rocordor.
In a Hurry.
Guest?Geewhittnker 1 You've spilled
that coffee nil over mo!
Waiter?Very sorry, sir, hut I was
borryin to got through.
Guest?I'm in no hurry.
Waiter?No, sir, but it's most timo
foj'jj^intlnunn to conio in wot always
fees ^^New York Weekly.
Garble o^a^fS t0 C"" ?T?5'
ns beans or peas wJ?i^^JJJ'J^
lation of tho Bible 7ays^tJrn?.fc "Gide?n
garbled his host." i,
s mado of two ounces of Camphor
borax, an ounce of powdered 7?
lud two <maris of boilhiR wntd
Ties t? Tickle
Are the kind that we keep. It's a bad case of
tia dyspepsia indeed that we can't care Those
beautitul green effects In Four-in-Hands, Wide
Ends, Ascots, Puffs, Bows and Ties.
New things in Collars and Cuffs.
Winter shades in Gloves.
Hats right from Hat-doin.
GrILKESOISr & CHILD,
HATTERS AND MEN'S FURNISHERS.
? CUSTOM I
Business Suits to Older -.?I4.00
Elegant Clay Weave Suits.S2r>.00
Specialties in Suits. ?10.00
ALL-WOOL BLANKETS, 1,-?rrr.;.^!;,.:'"
KNITTING YARN ) ^x&?2?*
NO READY-MADE. ?ONSACK BROS.,
and 212 SALEM AVENUE.
POTATOES AN UNHEALTHY FOOD.
Tho Tuber DiRCUStsed From a Literary, So
entitle ami Cullnnry l'olnt cif View.
John Gilmor Speed, Dr. Cyrus Edson,
ex-president of tho Now Vork boartl of
health, nnd Mrs. S. T. Borer learnedly
discuss "Tho Potato ns a Daily Diet" in
tho Ladies' Homo Journal, nnd pretty con
oluslvoly provothat tho humble l>ut popular
tuber is not a healthful article of food.
Mr. Speed asserts that the potato as a food
is not nearly so valuable as wo have very
generally esteemed it to bo. It Is quite
dofloiont in nitrogon, and as n sole diet is
therefore unsuitable It is bard to di?
gest, and therefore should bo partaken of
very simringly by nil save those who live
active lives out of doors. The potato pro?
vokes our great national ailment, dyspep?
sia, and the sooner tho consumption of the
mealy tubers begins the sooner will tho
dread fangs of the dyspepsia appear.
Dr. Edson, in n rejoinder to Mr. Speed,
writes: I must quito agree with Mr. Speed
in his condemnation of tho potnto. I am
sorry to have to say anything against tho
humble tuber, but tho truth, especially
when It is scientific, and more especially
medico scientific, must be told. It is cer
tnin no one can at nil times cat the potato
with tho assurance that it will do him no
harm. Tho practice of feeding potatoes
to infants and young children cannot be
too severely condemned. A potato diet
may not kill them outright at once, but
it is certain to injure their digestive or?
gans permanently and effectually, so as to
make their lives a buriSili to themselves
nnd those who are brought in contact with
them. Dr. Edson also contends that the
potato Is very dofloiont in nutritive quali?
ties and has less value as an article of food
than most other vegetables and cereals.
Mrs. Roror writes: I am not a potato
prohibitionist, but I firmly believe that
potatoes should he served only with
strongly concentrated nitrogenous food,
such as roosted beef, or, for the vegetarian,
with beans, peas or lentils.
How to Conduct a Literary Club.
Important point.'? to bo considered In
conducting a literary club are of course
the number of meetings, tho length, the
hour and the programme. As each club
must settle for itself most of these details
I will pass directly to the programme and
tit once say, "Don't!" Don't try to make
the meetings too full; don't try to crowd
Into one season all that belongs to (he sub?
ject. If your own country, for instance,
is under consideration, do not, as one club
did lust winter, fancy that tho Missouri
compromise, nullification, the lives of
Clay, Webster ami Gaihnun, with some
mention of Edgar Allan I'oo and contem?
porary literal tire, can nil bo considered in
one afternoon. A club is not a school nor
even a lycoum, and it should not attempt
to be too instructive. Its very name indi?
cates its purpose, and the more conference
and general work there is the belter will
tho purpose be served. Romombcr that
no circle can thoroughly study a subject.
Thoroughness is the prerogative of the In?
dividual.?Lotllso Stockton 111 Ladies'
Collection of Clears.
Captain Mike Flaherty 1ms what Is
probably the finest collection of cigars in
existence. It has grown in six or seven
years from a small number of queer look?
ing cigars, ohicdy obtained from Sandy
Heek pilots, to Its present proportions,
filling three large cases. With each cigar
Is Its history and description. Thero aro
cigars from all parts of this country,
Havana, Patagonia, China, Hindustan,
and he has also a largo number of Iho
specimen cigars at the World's fair tit Chi?
cago, including cigars from Mexico, Co?
lombia, Japan and Dornen, together with
n line collection of cigarettes?roseleaf
wrapped Siamese, coarse i.mizc busk cov?
ered Mexican and South American, one
packing made to resemble it pint bottle,
covered with red satin, Greek and a cheap
eight for n cent Japanese article. The col?
lection is decidedly unique. Its valuo
would be dillieiilt to approximate, for
many of its curiosities could not bo dupli?
cated.?New York Advertiser,
Husband (admiringly)?There's no uso
trying to disguise the fact that you uro
smarter than i am, my dear.
Wife (complacently)?The fact, my love,
has never been in disguise among thoso
Who know US. ? Detroit Free Prus3.
Tho Kaiser's Motto.
Briggs?Lemnie SCO. l>n*t "Ich Dien"
the motto of William of Germanyf
Bruggs?No. 1 think that one bolongsto
the Prince of Wales. William's multo Is,
"This Is My Busy Day ? ton?-?~
DE4D IN THK WOODS.
A Prominent Farmer or Floyd
The Richmond Dl?patch of Sunday
has the following special from Floyd
Court House: Mr. Isaac Huff, a pros?
perous farmer and worthy cltizjn of
this county, was found dead in the
woods about half a mile from his house
yesterday morning. Mr. Huff left his
home on the day before to go to his
brother's, about a milo away, to buy
cattle, and, taking his gun, walked
through the woods. When found bo
was reclining against a trep, with his
gun lying across his lap. It is sup?
posed ho died from heart trouble, as he
had been for a yoar or more at times
complaining of a pain about his heart.
Mr. Huff waB G2 years old, was a brave
Corfederate eoldior. and a member of
tho Fifty fcurth Virginia Regiment
He hid been a membor of the county
school board ever Blnce the public
schools wero established. He leaves a
wife and seven children.
Did Ton Ever
Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for
your troubles? If not, get a bottle now
and get relief. This medicine has been
been peculiarly adapted to the relief and
cure of all Female Complaints, exerting
a wonderful direct ictluei.ee in glvlDg
strength and tone to the organs. If you
have Lobs of Appetite, Canstlpation,
Headache, Falniinrr Spells, or are
Nervous, .Sleepless, Excitable, Melan
choly or troubled with Dix/.y Spoils,
Eleotrto Bitters is the medicine you
need. Health and Strength are guaran
teed by Its use. Fifty cents and SI.00
at Maesle's Pharmacy, 1C9 Jefferson
Fob seasoned oak or pine wood by the
cord, or cut and split for the stove, call
on W. K. Andrews & Co., ?10 Salem
avenue. Their belled teams will de?
liver it. _
SEND your orders for coal and wood to
Eirman & Earman. They give honest
weight and furnish clean coal. Give
them an order and be convinced of tho
above factB. 108 Salem avenue s. w.
The best grate coal in the city is tbe
seml-bltumlnous Red Ash coal, sold
only by W. K. Andrews & Co , 219
Salem avenue. You may know their
teams by tbe bells.
"I was feeling as miserable as anyone
could feel, tired nil tho timo, many times
unablo to go out on tho street even after
I had started. If I wont up ono flight ot
stairs I folt as though I should fall. I
bad palpitntlon of tho heart and suffered
greatly with catarrh of tho head and
throat. I llnally decided to try Hood's
8arsaparllla, and soon felt better. I used
the third bottlo and I then felt liko
a different person. I hopo others in ill
health will do as I did. If you take
Hood's Sarsaparilta and use it faithfully
I am suro you will bo benetlted. I havo
also found Hood's Pills to bo of great
benefit and I highly recommend t hem."
Miss Jessie Fremont, Saddle River, N. J,
Bs the Only
Prominently in tho public eye today.
Hood's Pl||9 euro all liver ills. UGc,
Let er Snow !
Our OVERCOATS will keep you warm and dry; they are
made for service, style aud comfort. Au all-wool Kersey,
blue or black, at 88.50, which is dressy and equal to auy
$8 50 overcoat sold elsewhere. Ten dollars buys you a
better oue, aud $15 as good as aDy in town at ?20.
The wet weather sort, with comfort combined, $4 to $10.
MENS' AND BOY'S SUITS.
Meu's Suits, ----- $5 to $25.
Hoy s Suits. - 3.50 lo 12.
Children's Suits, - 1.50 to 0.50
30 TO 50 PER CENT. UNDER OTHERS IN PRICE.
PhilaAelgUa One Price Clotting House.
. . . Six First-class Fire Companies . . .
2STo. "7 OSLXXipToell -^Tre.
Northwestern Mai Life. /Etna Accident Policies.
To Close Business.
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Will be closed out at and below cost. It will pay you hand?
somely to examine this stock befoie purchasing elsewhere.
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