?^94. No. 18
Lexington, Rockbj-fi%6 County, Virginia,. Wednesday, Mtirch 30, 1898.
i $IM a Year
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PRICE $8.85-READ ONI
Ka OkVL Brae Trimmed Wbtt* Un.
_-____j_4_-_-__***d. mad* in 64.48.aand
m tech widths-l-nfth 71 iBebM. lt has
one-loo h pillara two Inch br*** ?_m
aad cap*. Tim bad retail* at tram tl to
har ot tha maker and mre the ____)?
dUman ?? proftts. Our Catalogue* ara
malle, for tb* whine. Complete Ito**
of Furniture, Draperies, Crookery,
Pictures, Mirror*. Store*. Befrigera
ton. Baby Carriage*, Lamps, Bedding,
?c_n ar* oontaiaedin those booka Our
LlthoijrapheJ Carpet Catalogue show?
ing all good* in hand-painted color* lt
?lao f ree: If Carpet sample* ar* wanted
mall us 8c In stamp*. Drop a postal at
ono* to tb* money uren and _.__**____?
ber that wa pay freight thl*
??oath aa parch**** af tarpot*.
-Lae* Car fa-Ian, Fortier* aad
Bag* amonBttng to 09 and aver.
Our FARMERS' GUIDE
and 1898 Manual of
New Seeds I Implements ?]
Brety farmer and gardener
needs one. Larger and more
complete than ever. Send
name and address. Mailed
[GRIFFITH & TURNER CO.
20S te 3(3 N. Pim Mreet,
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The idea of the^ft5ii?ee^e^'a?a>trician
Edison marrying was first Buggered
bj an intimate irwmd, of,whom Edison
timidly inquired whom he should, marry.
The friend somewhat testily replied,
"Any one." Butf.Edison was*not with?
out sentiment when the tune came.
One day as he stood behind the cha r
of a Mies Stillwell, * telephone opera?
tor in hia employ, he was not a little
surprised when she suddenly turned
round an4 said:
"Mr. Edison, I can always tell when
you are behind me or near me." Edi?
son front*d the young lady, and, look?
ing at her fixedly, said:
"I've been thinking considerably
about you of late, and if you are will?
ing t > marry nie I would like to marry
? _ te
The young lady said she would talk
the matter over with her mother. The
result was thi ir marriage, and a very
happy one it proved to be.
It is wbeu ene has shamefully
neglected othei s that he wants to get
off in a corner and whimper, "Nobody
cares for me."
An unhappy man will never change
in tune until he changes his attitude
One never whine3 while looking to?
ward the bud.
Declaration of War.
WILL BUY A NICE
AND A GENTEEL
Set of Harness
Here you will find the largest and finest assortment of BUGGIES and CARRIAGES,
M well aa a full and complete line of HARNESS cheaper than ever
ottered oa this market Call and be convinced. Don't forget we havo
Wagons, Plows, Harrows, and Everything the
Farmers Need in this Line.
Remember I have not neglected my
H Grocery ^Department. >
W. RPI ER SON.
Corner Hain nnd Henry Street*. LEXINGTON, YA.
9atThu\ for our "Treaties on Stock." Free.
NOW IS THE TIME
-TO BUY ALL THE
Smooth and Barbed Wire
THAT YOU WILL NEED AS THERE WILL BE
Advance in Price on all Wire Goods
WE HAVE A LARGE STOCK ON HAND AND WANT TO
Protect Our Customers as Long as
and we can best do this by seou. % your orders as soon as possible so that we can be pre*
pared to serve you \-> 'buying a larger stock before the rise comes.
How about a
that we ara selling at such low prlc ? that you can't aftord to be without one, even If your
corn ls not selling for as. much as lt ls worth.
?DON'T YOU NEED A?
New Saddle or a New Set of Harness
for the spring season. We have the largest and best aesorted line oomlng In that we havt
aver asea oarrled In town. Ve caa furnish you anything from' single buggy har
noaa up tere four horse wagon harness
The Owen hardware Company
(Opposite the new court house, )"
LEXINGTON, _ - - _ _ VIRGINIA
Best Location in the city?adjoining New City Hall
and Capitol Park.
Table unBurpassed by any in the Sooth.
American or European plans.
Mcdowell & ford,
o ?_?--___. ?rs ?d_D___Ct?. __-_.?, gj- ? rs.
25 YEARS W
Mrs. E. S. Cromwell
Twenty-five years ls a long time, especially
for a woman to work In tbe galling harness
ot a metropolitan newspaper.
Such ls the record of Mrs. Cromwell, vice
president of tho Woman's national press as?
sociation, In the scrvlco of thc Chicago Her?
ald. Aa Washington correspondent she tele?
graphed to her paper the daily reports of the
proceedings of the famous electoral commis?
sion of 1877.
A quarter of a century of racing wo,k Uko
this has enabled Mrs. Cromwell to know what
"nerves" moan. Her faith In Paine's (dory
compound to restore tho nervous system when
lt ls run down and ddpressod by work, worry,
rush or sickness, cannot bellghtlysetaeidc.?
W.siiiNOTOK, D. C., Feb. 19, 1896.
1002 Q St.
Wells, Richardson k Co.:
Gentlkmi:x :?A young lady residing In my
family, who had tried various remedies for
nervous debility and depleted condition of lhe
system, found great and permanent relief
from th^e use of Paine's celery compound. I
can therefore recommend this excellent reme?
dy to thoso in need of treatment of the samo
Ei.i.km 8. Cromwell....
Women hove their healt much moro largely
in their own hands than they are accustomed
The impure blood that undermines the
?toinach and the nervous system cnn be un?
questionably enricecd; the Dumber of tho
red corpuscles Increased, and the cireulotion
cleansed of humors by Paine's celery coin
pound. Sleeplessness that causes much of
Means Speedy Cure
Cevgbs and Colds
There ls no disease so much neglected aR a
cough, and if negk ted, there Kno disease i
more dangerous. Thereforo it should be at '
tended to at once.
McCRUM'8 GLYCEROLE OF TAR AND
WI LD' CH ERR Y
ls very highly recommended by all who havo
used lt as an '?xflbllent remedy for Coughs
Colds, Hoarseness* Bronchitis, Crcup and
Whooping*Cough. It is no patent medicine
but a common sense prescription. Wa don I
claim, that it will cure everything, but di.
claim that lt will cure tho above diseases; bo
cause those who uso it once always ask for
il again and say that lt cures.
Price, 25 rents per Bottle.
SENT IF-ree ?
Extract of Beet
? telling how to prepare many dolicate
and delicious dspics.
'i Xddress, LltblgCo., P.O. Box 2718,NewYork
/| Caa-kwe-Va EarcllaTa Dlamon.l Hra.d.
Original and rtn'.f <8enulae.
.art, ai.t/a rul>u.a. uccne alk?
ali br Ot,.-\r.itrr. K*f'..\ /leo 1
aVicaJ la Had and OoU .ofalleca
, MU wi <i Ilga rel,ta,ci. T.k.
olKrr. li.?.** .i^.tv" ,e.< .uClifta.
uandimttmuM. ic rcroceuli.area.4e
I* M.rap* far *arltealar*, taatlmeolali e.i
"ll*Uef tnr IJl.il.-*." >* H??r, ter rtlcir.
JIbU. H>,l?M?T?.>-.?i.?ie. A'ueae /*r"
, -al. iirat?rthcircic?,:< * ??" -!l*ccc Plar.
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SHAKE INTO YuTJR WIOE8.
Allen's Foot,-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen, smarting feet
and instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunion* It's tim greatest comfort discovery
of the age. Alfcn'a Foot-Ease makes tight
fitting or now shoes feel easy, ft 18 a cer?
tain cure for sweating, callous and hot, tired
aching feet. Try lt to-dfiy. Sold "by ali
druggists and shoe stores. By mall for 25o
In stamps. Trial package FREE. Address
Allen K Olmsted, Le Roe, N. Y,
3 FA von; re ano ;
MOsr f>ofui.s-t ?
PANSIES, NASTURTIUMS j
IWflfCQFsWCCT PEAS, one Pkk'of 1
VflyW each variety for only g ?fo ,
w eoe .a. eee^.i.. io. F.e.edt fj Olo, l
laaiadiaf fra* *opr od IM Calal.*ne aad rtaral Culiur., I
SOI C. S. Mtmvm, III una ?..*?. I*. . SKaaaaa.u, Ita f
\ X TANTED. ?Several good familia
\C \i w,tB a number of girls to work
in canning factory. The men
oan get land to farm, or can get work. .. ?
J. B. C. COMPANY,
Rortriflg Run, Botetourt County, Vs
Feb ?8 1898] I .
ITH HER _VED,
Has Utmost Faith iii
S?K~1 _**Pv^__*V _\
tho nervous prostration among women ls cn
Uroly within the control of every person who
will tako pains to correct the lad habit the
l.rain has fallonlnto. Prof. Edward E. Phelps,
M. D., LL. D., of Dartmouth medical school,
In announcing his wonderful discovery of
Paine's celery compound at a meeting of the
Dartmouth medical faculty.showftd how close?
ly ho had studied, In all their bearings upon
health, such disorders as sleeplessness, blood
Impurity and the nervous diseases that are
likely to follow such daily poisoning of the
By stem. * ?
Paine's celery compound hy Its proiounced
nourishing power enables tho nerves to get
b(_ck their control over .th* circulation so that
tho blood supply becomes greatest where lt
ls most needed, as In the stomach after eat?
ing, and least where Its prence can only do
harm, as In tho bralc when sloop ls needful.
Tho nerves, when they aro btrong and
properly nourished, limit the Row of blood to
tho hoad and draw off tho excesa'from the
brain, thus ensuring refreshing sleep. Per?
sons who wake up tired, drowsy and ambl
tionless. or tan not sloop a .whole night
through are Buffering from disordered nerves.
Paine's celery compound calms apd feeds the
.nerves even to their tiniest branchings, and
they In their turn aro enabled to equalize the
blood supply over tho body, thus spariiig the
heart, provoitlng congestions and rushes of
blood to the head, dizziness, paralysis, pain
over tho hoart, and those headaches that
seem to come and go without any good
reason, and' aro so Inexplicable to hosts of
men nnd women.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CHOICE
LOT. OF Windi WE MENTIPN:
WHIPCORDS, Black and Navy Blue, 44
POPLINS. inch, 75c. per yard. We
recommend these for service.
GLEASON for skirts, all wool. In very
PLAIDS rich colorings, 86 Inches, 50c.
f ' -
COVERT CLOTHS, In tho choicest
New weaves in BLACK CREPONS.
A largo variety of Plain and Fancy mixed
goods at 25 to 50c. p#r yard.
Tho above embrace BOOM of the choicest
dress fabrics on the market, and tho prices
we make will cause you to doubt the chango
Wc offer a limited quantity of ready-to
wear SKIRTS at ..1.25 to ,5.00 each. The
latter ls an excellent all wool serge, well
made,, and lined throughout with "ncar-sllk."
Black and Navy Blue.
(^JNGIIAMS will be much worn. Thero
aro many kinds, that you may buy anywhere;
but we control ono for this markot. that ls
tiik ('ingham of tho season. It ls SILVER
STAR MADRAS, and Is 30 Inches wide,
guaranteorl to wash, ls much liner and lighter
than percale, and ls only 12$ cents per yard.
BONNY DOON FLANNELS for dressing
sacks and wrappers, at 10c. per yard, aro ex?
cellent Imitations of French flannels, and
cost less than half as much. '
PUNJAB PERCALES are tho best to
wash and wear that 12Jc.'wlll buy.
Wo have a beautiful line of Embroideries
and Whlto Goods.
Our GROCERY DEPARTMENT ls worthy
of your careful attention. Wo aie not price
cutters, but wo guarantee the price and quali?
ty of all our groceries.
Try our new brand of Canned Tomato?*,
nice, ripe, solid goods, with very little Juice.
Langdon's Cakes and Crackers are the
best. Wo got thom often and always havo
IRWIN" & CO.
Apply to JOHN SHERIDAN,
mch9-3m Lexington, Va.
"WT A NT Ki). Salesman to handle our Lub
ricatihg Oils on commlaalon In Lexing?
ton and vicinity. liberal terms. The Euc?
lid OH Company, Cleveland, Chlo.
GEN. FITZ HUGH LEE
rilF. MAV OF THE HOUR A DMO
\ f HI MOST ROMANTIC OHABA
THE RKVOLUTlOJ^r '
(New York W-e-rfid.)
In the proud chronicleo of the Lee
family, hereafter -epfere wal be inscrib
sd no more worthy name than (nat of
Fitzhugh Lee, tbe greatgrandaon of
''Liff li thorne Harry," and, on bil moln?
ar's gide, of George Mason, who draft
the Bill of Rights of Virginia, and
stood shoulder to shoulder with Pat?
rick H? nry |n tlie formative part of our
Fitz Lee is the son of Sidney Smith
Lee, who waa an officer in the United
States navy, and afterwards of the
Con it-derate navy?one of the hand?
somest, most elegant, and be^t-bred
men of his day, and one* of whom no
one lit ing could say he had giten pain
to another by a brusque or Unkind re?
mark. He was always ready for action,
but never pushed his claims for ad?
vancement against a brother officer.
Wherever his duty called him he went
wit Lout a murmur, and did -hit' heat.
His was one of those perfectly wlanc
ed natures posessed in a great degree
by General Robert E. Lee, which
evoked the love as well as respect- of
all who came within its influence,
Mrs. Sidney Smith Lee was exceed?
ingly beautiful in her youth ; indeed
as long as Bhe lived she was a comely
woman, full of jpirit, cheerful, and
lovable to young and old to the last
day of her honorable, well-spent life.
From her, F.tzhugb gets his gay,child
Like enjoyment of everything from
which he can draw innocent pleasure,
and doubtless this quality has sustain?
ed him under the stress of the painful
position he now occupies /with such
honor to bimielf and profit to his
Wlenthewar between the States
began Fitzhngh and his younger broth?
er leper rte d for duty nn) where. This
was the custom of tie Lees. They
were ready for duty when called up n,
and, meaning to do their utmost, did
not ask what or where the field nrght
About the same time came General
Lee's Fit zl.ugh, lovingly calledRooney
by all wl.o knew him. It was only on
official documents that his proper name
appiared.^Unlike "Little Fitz," he was
tall and stockily built, a handsome man,
and ra'her silent, like his father. G.
W. Oust is Lee, the elder of the two,
was very like his illustrious father io
mind and manner, and, though with
different coloring, also resembled him
President Davis and those who
knew him best thought he had trae
military genius and a noble character.
He, with great self-abnegation, stifled
bis burning desire to seek glory in the
profession for which he was educated,
and which he was admirably equipped
by nature to adorn, and at the Presi?
dent's request became his military aide
in Richmond. Many times during the
raids about tbe city and on the battle?
fields near there, where the President
never failed to be present, Colonel
Custis Lee acquitted himself admirably
and with conspicuous daring. He led
at laat a folorn hope before Peters?
burg, and surrendered with General
Lee's army at Appomattox.
Robert Lee, the youngest of the
three brothers, wu at Lexington at
school, but could not stand the inac?
tion, so without his father's knowledge
hf? enlisted as a private soldier. When
General Lee rode by a battery under
Ihe awful i. tor in of shot and shell at
Frederickoburg, a slight lad perched
like a cock-sparrow on a tall artillery
horse, his face black with powder, call?
ed out to him:
"Are you going to put us in again,
"Yes," said his father; "but, my
ba'y, who are you?"
"Why, don't jon know me, father T
I am Robbie."
"God defendjyou.my ton," answered
the heroic father; "you must go in
General Fitzhugh Lee was little
more than a boy in years when he re?
ceived his .commission in the Confed?
erate army, full of enthusiasm for the
State and section which overy succes?
sive generation of his family had illus?
trated and adorned, and with a boy's
gayety and a man's ardent' purpose he
joined "Rooney," J. E. B. Stuart and
Joseph Wheeler, all beau sabreurs.
One brilliant engagement after
another demonstrated the daring and
capacity of these dashing yoong of?
ficers, and they rose rapidly until their
brigades and their divisions made their
mark on every bloody field and their
fame had spread - not only over the
United Stftt?x*,bnt io tho outside* world,
where officers of every army wondered
at and admired the feats of valor they
performed. Wheelw'i rid* Md Btu
___?*__? reconrroissan.e will never be for-?
jwten t?y military men, __
' Throughout al! this stress of -lange*
md (he disadvantages of poor equip?
ment and scanty food "Little FiU'and
_3-a_lty Stuart," a<_ tho army called
;hem, rode laughing and singing into
;he thickest of the -ghi. None of
.hose young cavalry mon ever asked or |
-aimed promotion ; they, won it many
lines, bat waited j utioutly until it
One of the amdsements in which
hey delighted when the two close
ninds came to town was, if they were
ntimate with the people they were
?isiting, to put an absurd little effigy
>f a negro set on Mstlef; on the
sounding board of a piano, and aa the
ittle thing danced about in a wild way
he two gay young friends, inspired
}y ihe toy, danced together, booted
md spurred, in their weather-stained
toggery, with the abandon of children.
. Once when "Little Fitjr" came to
ask the President for horses, and the
two sat long and gravely weighing the
ohances for fresh mounts for the
cavtlry, the President said :
"I do not see how you are to ride
put the campaign on these horses un?
less we are more successful in getting
tithers than western to promise to be."
"Xover mind, sir," said the. strong
hearted, cheerful young fellow ; "when j
my "Irigade mounts the horses have
just got to go in,"
Tha and of th* war found the two
officers without money and without the
power to engage ia the only pursuit for
which they were "fitted by education
_vnd habit. Rooney, somewhat mere
fortunate than his cousin in worldly
possessions, took his .ancestral farm,
"The White House," straighted out
the tangled undergrowth, sowed and
reaped the crops, and, his first beauti?
ful wife having died when lie wea in
prison, he married a second time one
of the beauties of Virginia, and' took
her Home to the old house of his father,
where he had personally made a roso
garden unequalled in the countryside.
There he li* ed with his wife and brought
up hia stalwart, handsome boy., until
that heart which the labors, the fierce
conflicts, and tbe long imprisonment
and hardahips in the Federal lines had
weakened, failed at last to do its office,
and he died, aa he had lived, without
lepining, doing his duty while his
strength lasted, I believe his widow
now cultivates the roses he 1 oved, in
the same place.
General Fitz, borne up by his joyous
temper, inherited from both parent^
set himself in earnest to hew out his
Fortune from the inchoate mass of
difficulties which environed him. He
also married a charming woman ia
Alexandria, and together they began
their ftugal lives, equally intent upon
doing their whole duty, maintaining in
spotless honor the great name he had
won. The people of Virginia knew
him well and conferred upon him one
and another dignified position, and
finally he received the highest honor in
their gift?the gubernatorial chair.
Here he acquitted himself as well as he
had in the field, and tbe rc.-p ct of his
people was reflected back again by the
people of the North.
Among his companions in arms who
knew his "outgoings aud incomings'
he was best beloved. Is there a surer
verdict upon a man's sterling worth
than mankind can pronounce!
Some years after the war there was
a grand parade here of tho gray and
the blue on some public occasion. Our
splendid General Gordon came by invi?
tation, with Fitz Lee and mady other
Confederate officers. They rode in
procession as southern men can ride.
They expected a silent and respectful
attention, but as Gordon rode by, tall
and a part of his horse, like a centaur,
composed and grimly observant, shout
after shout rose from the immense
multitude. Lee followed, looking
cheerfully about him, "and I'm blest,"
saic^] "if they did not cheer me, too,
to the echo. My own division could
hava done no better."
After his gubernatorial tour of duty
had expired, and the rumblings and
atrocities of civil war in Cuba began to
shock the world, Americans looked on,
conscious of unspoken sympathy and a
duty to shield the helpless in their bit?
ter conflict It was too much like that
from which our ancestors of the Colo?
nies had come out victorious for us to
look on unmoved. President Cleveland
looked about for a man who would
strictly observe the tights and laws of
nations, coolly surrey and truthfully
communicate the exact facts. to cur
government, and he chose our warrior,
statesman, Governor, farmer, Fitzhugh
Lee, as that man; and when the Demo?
cratic President vent out the Republi?
can President ratified Mr. Cleveland V
judgment ?n_ _-tained I_aa inotkea.
in this crisis Fitzhugh reminds those
who knew his family intimately by
tums ot lory quo of. bin iUMtriona an
? ? MMMe-ar-eaa**-****-*-******.
luann Irlwl tSaetS Shssr af ??M4MS>
aorae. katu** -oar-** ?a? *m veaa.
Beaters who have passed successively
in review before their admiring country?
The yellow.fever was in full sway in
Havana. He had been used to the
hills and dabs of Virginia, but had no
acclimation for the torrid climate of
Cuba. Yet he did not give a thought
to his personal exposure. The thorn
in his side was leaving his devoted wife
and his boys and girls just a. bis care
was most necessary to them.
He was sent to Havana against the
protests of the .sectionally prejudiced
men of the North and against the judg?
ment and wishes of the men of the
South, who felt they could not spare
their political leader, and knew they
wouM miss him sorely at home, so that
prejudice and love might well have
hampered him equally, He knew he
would, by leaving Virginia at that time,
sacrifice probably eil his political aspira?
tions, which were then about to be
fulfilled, but he pressed to tha front aa
he did in his youth.
With a heart as toft as a boy's he is
now facing, on one side, the gallant
and enraged Spanish army, whoee
goed will wm manifested during our
bloody struggle by every friendly office
their nation could perform, bet with
whom be now seems to be loxing favor
by reason of his adherence te a strict
impartiality, though he fearlessly ex?
presses his appreciation of the suffering
of these desperate, irreconcilable men
of the province who stand half-clothed
and armed, needing everything that
the flesh and human weakness craves,
anxious to gain his ear. and sure of
nis sympathy if he will listen, while
between the combatants lie the starv?
ing old men, the women, and children
crushed out as it were between the
upper imd nether millstones. Their
cries for help would distraat and un?
hinge a much less tender -hearted man
tha-a-safleneral Lee, and warp his judg?
ment grievously, if not with fatal con?
sequences, to the result his government
hopes to achieve, Nevertheless, he
?tanda holding aloft his flag between
contending forces,and like the "mighty
man of heart," he is patiently seer king
by every diplomatic art to soothe the
sensitive pride of Spain, pacify the
insurgent army, the depth of whose
trials had been taugbt him by like
sufferings, and all the while endeavor*
ing to comfort and feed the hapless,
starving non-combatants who cry to
him for aid*** they lie dying on every
side. Could there be a more trying
ordeal for a high-spirited, sympathetic
man than this?
When Gen oral Le* contemplates a *
war with Spain he must see the greer!
position and emoluments whieh a sta to
of war would offer to him, but bis most
strenuous eftorta have been devoted to
the maintenance of a just and peaceful
course regardless of self-interest and
the clamor at home?all honor to him!
When I hear that General Leo bas been
insulted or threatened and borne it
patiently, I do not believe it, being
morally sure he would be as prone to
meet the issue as bis ancestor?"Light
Horse" Hairy Lee?was when General
Washington then all-powerful in the
Continental army, sneesed at him for
being "too prudent." "I will prove that
I have as little of that rascally virtue
aa yourself, sir," said tba proud scion
of the honorable house of Lee. Ia the
f aoe of their deeds during tha war be
tween the States, none will venture to
proclaim the family has degenerated.
V. JEFFERSON DAVIS,
When blUou. or costive, eats CMcaret
candy cathartic, cure guaraat-Md, 10c. 26.
One new egg, welt breton; a halfpint
of vinegar, one ounce of spirits of tur?
pentine, and half an ounce of camphor.
Beat all together well; then shake ten
minutes inga bottle,, and cork. It ia
ready for usa in half an hour, and can
be need ihree or four tim.* a day. < If
tbe pain is in tie Bead, rub the oint?
ment on the bank of the neck behind
the ears; tfce head will .soon stop ach?
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