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WEEI'XOT FOX VIRfiIMA.
It wouW bo distressing, if it were not
amusing, to see' the painful solicitude for
►'the Old Mother State" erjiibited by
those who control the monopoly of rail-:
' road travel between Richmond and Wasn
■ inpton.
They do not want a. competing line
"built because: it would impair the value
of the securities of the Richmond. Frede
ricksburg and Potomac Railroad Com-
y ' ; pany held by Virginia! They would, per
;' iia'ps. admit "that they have other reasons
for objecting' to the creation of a rival
~ : - corporation, but just, now these reasons
are modestly "kept: in the background.
IMeaivsvliile the' monopolists are making a
prodigious effort through a powerful lob
: by to' persuade the Legislature that to
Bell the State's • holdings would be a bad
business move. - For a Legislature so
strongly anti-trust and anti-monopolistic
Jn sentiment as. this one is. to allow it
* self to be influenced by such arguments
..■would amazo the country.
■-.'•; As a. matter of fact, we believe Vir-
Siiila would liavo been vastly better off
s=ho is to-day, if she had disposed of
lier holdings in the Fredericksburg road
long years ago. Had she done so— li ad
pho ceased petting that spoilt child ot
Jiers— a competing road would have been
; l»unt and it would have been taxable—
not exempt from taxation, as the mo
nopolistic road is. Properly values would
have been increased all along the line,
;;>ut nowhere in a proportion greater than
in this community, which is by far the
largest revenue contributor Virginia has.
Yes, we may well question the wisdom
of the policy Virginia has clung to so
Jour, being moved thereto by fear that
.her'oOT holdings would be decreased in
value* And in this connection we hear a
great deal said about the unwisdom
shown by Virginia in parting with her
stock in some other roads.; Inasmuch as
fc-everai of the"- roads in question havo
gone through tho hands of receivers once
or twice, with the result that stockhold
ers' interests were little regarded, it is
•difflcult to see where the State would
have gained much by holding on to her
etockin them. But, however that may
■ he; it does not seem to us that the expe
a-ience of the past affords a true analogy
■ for: the present condition. Here Vir
"vgtnia has an opportunity to sell her hold
' trigs' above the highest market price, and
pi; may invest the proceeds in her bonds, at
::a low price.
■'. ' Since the settlement of the public-debt
■dispute 310 question remains as to what
; .Virginia ov.-es her creditors. Nor is there
v «ny question /about the rate of interest
lier bonds .must bear. The .'.obligations
vrt have assumed must be mot, and in the
: end: they will be all the easier to meet
if we -invest every spare dollar we have
■ in; buying ui>. and cancelling such bonds.
n In all .human probability St at c bonds now
i- are as low as .they ever will be: Tlius
; " the argument;, is .met that Virginia's in-
i ': ierests may hereafter.. sell; for. more than
"they would bring, now.. If '.the present
xnonopoly is maintained: I^edericksburg
: railroad stock. may- go still higher, but it
; . is far more certain that State bonds will
'£•0 higher.
Let it also be remembered that bydls
• posing of her holdings. in the Fredericks
l\. l bur«. road r and chartering a new road
r'lrom. Richmond; to Washington, not only
tho State, but .each city and county on
■ ilifi- route, will have &: new subject of
. taxation. Yet more— the adoption of such
a poiicy would* be "a powerful protest upon
thefpart of the^'Kreat' State i of Virginia
: against that inonstrous-;.wrons: !. done all
tho South by. which the Pennsylvania
'" Kriilroad Company is vested with.exclii
tdve right to collect toll* on all railroad"
trains passing from the. State of Vir
• ijinia'to the District of Columbia.
AVlmt Virginian can think "ot that; im
■' r s poHition without burning with indigiia
:; lion?
1 If we but move* in this inaitor with
njfllcient spirit and . determination we
Ciit'shaJljbe backed up by public sentiment in
Ktl»e., States Kouth "of. us, and the lime: soon
v. v will: come when the Pennsylvania toll
s||C'at<>: on' tho Potomac: will> have to' come
; J|down; vhen- the': South," like ..the'North",
yjVfcfit. li * }jav6 . advantages ; of rai 1- ■
'now. denied "us; arid' wlicn
'busincps-mnh 'and': iJ traveller
U'^ugboin. all this •Vccil6n]6t:tKe: country
;wlii;i r rcnlize'; tiie : bencnts^bf/ comjielition .
aJTordod by tho Seaboard Kys'tem. '
SEAIIOAIU) V\\*INS AGAIJV.
,' Another Federal 'judge hns, :>lls|ic.l Mm
sOlf |wlth| the people [n* against ..rnonopo-"
Hsrh? anVi vindicated ' th"c! p'rinciple v of the
fsreatest'-good id the Rrcatest number— a
Jprii^ciiile: which, in .Hio;abscnce of-menace
Tof hardship to the individual; is-as bind-
Ing iipon a conscientious judiciary as it
is inherent in our Institutions.';. ':\^.. '..■";.- ;
A t Macon, Ga., yesterday, »Judge. x Emory .
•Speer.'.of the United States Circuit Court,;
rofused 'the' .'lnjunction v.suedj for .-'iiv the|
name of DaOy ond.nider.;to:preyent;tliio
consummation of tiiciSeaboard Air-TJno
consolidation movement.- ''Thus: the hand
that would throttle railway competition
in a 3arge section of the South and make;
the people thereof the slaves'^of the exac
tions of one railway system has again
been paralyzed by striking against the
aegis ot Jaw and equity. Thus 'again-.. lias [
been thrown but of court a rival corpora
tion that sought to lay under. whatever;
tribute It might choose to demand a.
[broad reach ■of territory extending
'through five Southern States, and whoso
commercial and industrial development
to tho full of its capabilities. is. absolutely:
dependent on the organization of an
other through transportation. . line; , sich
as tho Seaboard proposes to.' furnish. ;
We say rival corporation, for 'the.
charge that has been made time and'
again that the interests of the Southern
were behind tho vexatious litigation to
which the Seaboard has been subjected ;
has never been disproved. Indeed, neither
in nor out of court has anything been
adduced that warranted in the slightest
tho conviction, or : even the assumption,
that the, real' party principal in the fight
against the Seaboard, the southern peo
ple 'ajid southern development, was not
the '.system- -which lias made the capital
of the Commonwealth a "jerk-water"
station, and to which Virginia gave a.
liberal charier that has been observed in
letter, but grossly violated in spirit. i
When the complainants went before
Judge Speer he announced that he
did not intend that his court
should be used as a medium of
obstruction and delay, and he
kept his word. And it may bo said that
such has been the policy of all the judges
who have had to deal with these injunc
tion suits. It did not take Judge Purnell,
of North Carolina, long to send the pe
titioners to "the right about," and, in
Virginia, where they made their hardest
and most elaborate fight, the original pro
ceeding was disposed of as soon us could
have been reasonably expected. Moreover,
as to the supplementary proceeding- insti
tuted at Norfolk, Judge Waddill would j
not grant the motion of complainants to i
postpone until counsel for defendants had
consented thereto.
All along it has appeared as if the
judges have regarded the claims of the
complainants as frivolous, and their tac
tics as trifling with the courts, and it
is certain that in the public view both
would be ridiculous if the materialization
of the consolidation was not of Buch
grave importance. As it is, when one
remembers, the number of. times the op
ponents of consolidation have been shown
the court-room door from, the bench, a
"woe-begone" vision is-conjured up, that
never, fails, to provoke a Hmile.
Tile . decisions' of Judges Purnell and
Waddill utterly' discredited the contention
of the obstructionists as to consolidation's
being a menace to their Sf aboard -stock,
and this question, having been eliminated,
tho same contention as to stock of an
other road that is to forma part of the
system, together, with a new issue, was
set up before Judge Speer. But the re
sult was the same— utter discomfiture.
Moreover, in the broader sense,, all three
decisions were along the s=arne lines—
along the Hires of public policy as an
tagonized by grasping monopoly. The
same great issue- was passed upon thai
the Legislature of Virginia is called upon
to de.cide in considering the application
of the Seaboard for a charter to extend
its system- to' Washington,- ar.il put the
people out of the. power of a relentless
and merciless toll-gatherer, as represented
hi a railway free from competition.
UOWNCAST.
The British people are cast down, but
not dismayed or unnerved. Well they
may be cast down, for Duller has failed
to do what he said he meant to do, if it
could be done, and from all accounts what
was accepted Thursday as an important
victory has been turned into another re
verse.
At this writing there are rumors, in
deed, that the campaign north of the
Tugela has ended in. more than a British
set-back— that is, in a terrible disaster.
In these rumors we place little credence.
During all the lighting that has occurred
to;date, nothing has developed indicating
that the. Boers would have the temerity
to follow up with a forward movement
attack any success they might- score
against such a force as Buller has at his
command. There is every, reason to be
lieve that in a forward movement the
Burghers would find the boot on the other
let: to their sorrow, and that Joubert
knows it.
But, even if the worst has not
been told as to what " followed
the abandonment of Spion Kop,
and, as we' understand it, the lau
ure of Warren's turning movement, there
is no reason why Great Britain should be
dismayed or unnerved. As we have re
peatedly said, no .matter _what the re
spective claims to sympathy of the two
parties to the conflict, it must be recog
nized that there can be but one conclu
sion to the war, and, that is, a complete
British trumph. Great/ Britain has
the men and the : means to ensure that,
and she cannot afford less.
Nor, be the merits of the Boer cause
from the sentimental side what they may,
the world from the practical side cannot
afford that Great Britain holt until she
has fully asserted her power and prestige
as a military nations That she can only
do by dictating peace at the muzzles of
her. suns, no matter, .what -the cost in
blood and money. Any wavering now,
or disposition to modify the task she. has
set herself to accomplish, might prove to.
be at the expense of the peace of the
world.
We are- told that. "at present the British
ministry see no cloud in the interna
tional sky. This is; a happ>- condition.
But, how soon would a storm arise should
Great Britain ; weaken., in: her purpose
as to the Boers? That is the question that
most concerns the world in watching the
Anglo-Boer; struggled
The old, old story; Mr. Ryan s is 'again;
thrown out of court in; the matter"" of his
obstruction of the Greater Sasboard Air-;
Line project. This is his seventeenth or.
eighteenth formal turn-dowu, we believe.
•TW#'-'-fetnnMQNP ::: &
, .; ASTRBET I'Ain SIJIIK.
%■ That Richmond will -have : a ' sti cot-, fair,
or civic carnival of some'; sort, tliisr year.:
now 'sccrms"" .qiiu'e;'- certain.' .^; r Our .people
(laily. reaiize'. more .and more, clearly.^ the
fact that we -must become ;self-adyer
tisers^. and;" lnvite the; world ,to our
thriftf^."and-:;- industry. ; There was aStime
in* the? long ago" 'when we wore ' over
modest.% arid referred inquiring Irlends
-to- history, but the day has come when we
are something more ;than 'a city of memo
ries. No longer do we rely, on; past re
cords only. Our sister States and foreign
nations now know us as a-great manufac
; ttirlng and industrial centre— a. people who
are fully abreast of tho times, - and : des-
I; tilled .' to -ibecome prominent in .mercantile
| circies -throughout the land. give an
| Idea .of our : progress and resources-ana
! give, it; in a fnut^/011-we should annually
| have -'-'some.; public occasion to -draw,
strangers ..licre:.; .The Shubrick. launching
has done Richmond Inestimable good, and
now, to keep the irons hot, we must fol
low it up ,with;an6ther exhibit of our pro- ;
grefsiveness.v ; ;^.; .
'it seems pretty wen agreed on all sides,
that our Tnext move in this direction
should assume: the form of a street fair,
and elsewhere in -our columns .we print
interviews : with • prominent business-men,
who offer their. advice and suggestions on.
the subject. It will be seen at a glance
that the -scheme, has elicited the most
lively. interest, and. that all classes favor
.it.. In tho list of business-men represented
in the article referred to we find manu
facturers,- jobbers, retailers, railroad men,
bankers,, and -others. One and all, they
see the wisdom of our courting publicity.
As we 'understand the gist of the "ir
terviews,-:most,'.if not all, of our people
think the first' steps in this matter should
be tak'en at once; and that the responsl
bility-of;the:great;undertaking should be
reposed .iii:. some "conservative organiza
tion'like the Chamber of Commerce. The
president :'bf "the Chamber and other offi
cers of that body declare their willing
ness to lend a helping hand, so we need
have no fears on the score of good man
agement. With the number of commit
tees at its command and the personnel
of its members, the Chamber could make
the street fair successful beyond our
most sanguine expectations.
It will be remembered that some months
ago Staunton tried a plan somewhat like
that we now have under consideration,
and the good results were astonishing.
Lieutenant-Governor Echols, who resides
in Augusta county, speak* in glowing
terms of the occasion. And what Staunton
can do, and do well. Richmond should be
able to do far better, and on a much
larger scale.
The details of the street fair should be
left, to the ingenuity of those in charge
of it. We deem it hardly necessary to
dwell on' the incidental features, but we
feel safe in asserting that ample funds
ca.n be-secured for the splendid project.
Already, a number of merchants have
offered to subscribe handsome sums,' and
later oil contributions will be most libe
ral. Xo matter what may be the cost,
the street fair will ultimately prove a
Eafe investment, for every dollar expend
ed in such an enterprise will be returned
tenfold by the good results accruing. We
do not thinkrhowever, that the plan now
contemplated involves great expense. On
the contrary, It combines economy with at
tractiveness.
now ah out the date?
We think that the conclusions reached
by the Democratic caucus with respect to
a State constitutional convention are just
and proper.
It holds that such a convention is badly
needed, and it will make the calling of
one "a party question so far as it is able
to do so, with the hope that its position
will be sustained by a decree of our party
in State convention assembled.
The caucus has not gone so far as to
fix upon a date when the popular vote
shall be taken on the question, of "con
vention" or "no convention." That sub
ject is to be considered at its next meet
ing, which will be on Thursday night next.
On that particular point there is wide
division of opinion.
We know very, well that the Republi
cans will fight the convention scheme, and
we also know that the Republicans cast
a larger -percentage of their vote at presi
dential elections than at any other. There
fore, a presidential election would seem to
be not the time the friends of a constitu
tional convention would prefer for taking
a vote. It would be better to submit the
question either at the May election in
: ICOI. or at the gubernatorial election in
: November of that year.'
It would be possible to hasten the con
stitutional convention a little by taking
the vote in May, 1901, as the Legislature
could then be called Into extra session
for the purpose of apportioning delegates
in time for the November; election. But,
on the other hand, at the gubernatorial
election our party would have scores ot
good speakers on "the 1 stump to champion
its position, whereas, at a May election
we should be weak in that respect. Per
contra, it may be argued that whatever
activity we show in this matter will be
met by counter activity upon the part
of the opposition, and thus we might be
given a clo=e contest at the guberna
torial election.
• A special election has been suggested,
but it would involve .an extra expense.
Then, too, our vote would be small, but
the Republican vote might Tje even small
er.
It will be for the caucus to weigh the
advantages and disadvantages of the sev
eral propositions, and ascertain which one
will be the best, all things considered.
It appears to us. that the people. of Vir
ginia are ripe for a constitutional conven
tion. Without doubt, our State Constitu
tion might be improved in many respects,
but the question of. suffrage is, the 1 para
mount question: Our voters are fretting
under present conditions. A change is
demanded: Some restriction is desirables
but our Legislature' has said plainly that
a reform in that direction is too-big an
undertaking for it, considering its limited
sessions and the time it must give to
current legislation.
And then, too, the piecemeal process
of amending the Constitution cannot' be
very satisfactory.. And. so we have the
judgment- of the Legislature itself : that
the whole job would better: be entrusted
to a- constitutional, convention. ; But .the
calling of , a. convention is a venture we
cannot well make, except as a party move
ment. '
'If -present plans are worked out, the
Democrats of the State will have an op- :
portunity,, when they .elect delegates ; . to
the State Democratic Convention, to in-!
struct them for or against endorsing the;
call for.'a constitutional convention. - It:
Democrats, want'a constitutional' conyeii-;
tion they- can' instruct their .delegates ac
cordingly;' jCnoC-. not. '-;•-..-!' .-..'■
So we conclude; that :the Democratic
caucus lias started out in. the right dlrec
tioh;jahd;now;:ltibutfrremairis^fprjit|to;b6.
careful in Helectir 1 - - : time for taking the
popular vote : on •'. ordering: a const! tuUonai
convention.
.'.The ; Philadelphia'. papers :have;for;some
: time: been full of a case of mysterious dis
appearance'.<a.ri'd: probable 'murder.';; George
B. Eyre, of Chester, ":-a Philadelphia suburb,
dropped out of the 'world in'- which ;; ho
had : been 'a very, active "and "prominent
■'perponajre about -December 21st- last, and
on Sunday last, his body was found on.an
island in. the; Delaware river at ; the mouth
of Racoon creek, bearing evidences of mur
der most foul. James and i Amos, or.
."Pinney," Pierce, brothers, v/ere arrested
on suspicion of having commuted the:
crime, aW in the hearing, of their case
before a magistrate on' Friday a remark
able and unexpected bit of" testimony,
fastened the dreadful deed upon them—
James: as principal and Amos as acces-.
sory- Mary Cowan, James Pierces sweet
heart, ; sa id .oa .{the "witness-stand that
James had confessed to her the murder
of Eyre. The \woman, under oath, de
clared that Pierce had come to her in
Wilming-ton the day: after the-disappear
ance of Eyre, and given her many pres
ents. Haunted by the crime he had com
mitted, he had cried out. in. a. dream,, in
■ the dead of night." "I killed -him! I killed
him!" and, both being rendered wide
awake by 'his cries, and by further great
agitation wrought by his dream, he told
her the story, of the murder in detail.
Tempted bj' a desire to give the woman
he loved presents, he lured Eyre, his best
friend, to the. mouth of .Raccoon . creek,
and, there he shot him to death from be
hind. By.appointment he met his brother,
"Pinny" Pierce, near the scene of the
murder. The two clubbed the dead man,
crushing his skull, robbed their victim,
weighted; his body, and sank it in the
river. They then divided the spoils. This
is the woman's fearful story, and it is
said that air who heard her tell it believe
she told tho truth. Pierce, it is further
said, after making the alleged confession,
planned murder of the. woman, lest she
should betray his secret. He and his
brother have now been committed to jail,
without bail, to answer at a term of court
to be held in March for the murder.
Those Boer traps wnT soon become
warranted the world over as certain to
catch the British every time.
. v ". Itetrospectlve.
Not dear to my heart are the scenes of
my childhood,
That old Dr. Bolus recalls to my view,
, The nostrums disgusting that fellow com
piled , would
Have caused an irruption in Kalamazoo,
The salts and" the jalap he poured in my
' throttle,
The blisters that oft to my body befel,
And, Oh! That detestable castor-oil bot
tle,
That made me much sicker before I got
well;
That noxiotis old bottle! That qualm
wooing' bottle!
That bottle I flung in the forty-foot well.
I couldn't go off to a picnic or party,"
And show the next morning the slightest
ennui, . , '
But mother'd declare that I wasn't Just
hearty, : . - * - '
And send brother John for that dreaded
M. D.;
And instantly out of ; his bottle-lilled
pocket ' . j
That castor-oil vessel he'd viciously
shell,
And then, with a big tablespoon, he would
'-'■' socket
j\le with it, till Ml as a freshet-filled
well;
Ow, wach! What a bottle! That nause
ous old bottle!
That castor-oil bottle I pitched In the
well.
A Viiriaiit : Drea.ui. "■••..
"That bonnet's a dream!" she exclaimed,
as she gazed
At the milliner's latest creation with
glee;
Then her husband, with vision of conse
quence dazed.
Dejectedly said; "It's a nightmare to
me." -
An Optimist.
A man' and a woman were seen strug
gling at an open window of a two-story
cottage, when suddenly, with a. vigorous
thrust, the latter forced the former from
the sill, and he fell heavily to; the ground.
A passer-by rushed to his assistance, and
after a few minutes succeeded in bringing
him to
"Can it be possible," he asked, "that
3-our wife committed this rash deed?
The victim nodded mechanically.
"Truly a most unfortunate state of af
fairs," sympathizingly exclaimed the
rescuer. .
"Fortunate, -rather," an ietly returned
the ousted Stoic; "it was only yesterday
that we" moved from the top floor of a
fourteen-story flat." :
A Settler.
Employer: You called in response to
my advertisement, eh? Well, sit right
down there and give me a specimen of
your' handwriting. .. ■
' The applicant seated himself at a desk,
amUafter a studied wrestle' with pen and
paper, r triumphantly handed over this re
sult:
"I respeckfully apply for the busness
position you offer."
Employer (with,; hasts'Jslance at .slip):
I am sorry, young man, but you won't
do; I couldn't think v of -.hiring any one
that hasn't an ; 'i" to business. ■-
A Chase for ; llis Money."
Tailor: Have you 'seen Skipper lately?
Friend: Oh, yes. I see him 'most every
day. Why? .
Tailor: The .scoundrel! It's nearly a
year ago since he came in here and order
ed two suits of clothes, at so much per
suit.'; •■•■ • . ; ;; . \ : ,"" ■ '■'■■
Friend: I see! And It's been a matter
of pursuit on your part ever since.
. — *^^m " ■;
Seemed Siinerfliton.s. . ; .
Jester: That fellow, you 'have to work
putting laths- on your, new house seems
understand his business.
Quester: Oh, yes. As far as his work
goes he's all right,' but then he's so; sloven-,
ly; he looks to me as if he neveif used
soap;; -■ ■ : ' . ''".- "... ' ' ;.' ';. '. . ' ■•-. ']
Jester: Why should: he? He's a lather;
himself, isn't : he? „ - \ .
. . ' Xot ' to Be Denied.' . ■;•■
. Father: Your narrow vision seems to
be entirely confined' to ..the: present; on the
contrary,, business habit' .'has-- made me:
farsighted. ' '-'■■ '" ■■ ."--'' "■'• '
. Son:. I won't deny, that,' but I can see.
f'lthpr ■ ■ '*■-. ■■"": '-'■"•;'■'.' '■".. -l-yj- ■■"■-':.■ . ''•.'•:"''■'■
'!•; • Vi Rndorsingr^Shake.sppure.
Mr: Aloes '..'(On 'the r-" way r'home ; from
chu r eh) : ?* How "of ten;"-, indeed; ; do we me c t
endorsement of Sh.ike.spi irp's sentiment j
thapthere are sermons In stones. -,. ■■■ :: '^ I
-Mrs.- Aloes: What prompts you to tliatj
expression? ■ . ,^ ' -' " • *?"%'.
■ v Mr7: : Aloes :^The frequency^ with'-whichi
our pastor gets a 'sermoa. out- .of;, brim-M
:•;•'.-.-'..:. .— — — ~a»»- — — . • . .
■ ' . She Did. "V i
Husband: It does appear to me ■ tha';
your, thoughts are always given to' f rivoH- |
ty ; do : you . ever think of : the future? . |
Wife: -Why, .certainly, .dear; :I have J
already begun to think^of how -I. would
like to have my. Easter bonnet made. .-; V.
'-..-;■ -. Success in Reverse. ' . j
"I've made ; lots _of money.this year.'^l
complacently remarked^ ihe manufac-'
turer. ■ -■■■-:':■:';•;.'■■... -. -- - ■.;■;;
' _"And: I've made money of lots," quietly..
returned; the real-estate investor. ."'
-When Mrs. Glib -tells you that she's
"run In for a minute," you .can rely on it
that she'll run on'for an hour.
■ " -.**>* — — — ■ — — .- .
. Some fashion authorities ; enforce the
conclusion that gros-grain has'pa'ssed . the
hey-dey of its'. popularity. ■ j
Honey cannot be said to be: the. bee's
inheritance, but it's a bee-quest, all the
same. . .
— ; — — -«»»- — .- : . '-..-■
A%agrant is never self-sustaining, even
though he 1 be a loafer bred, y !
The entrance to vulgarity Is by way ot
billingsgate
Kind AVonl.s for Richmond. ,
(Northern Keck News.)
One, of the most gratifying,. and at the
same time remarkable, sights this world
has ever witnessed is . the industrial
growth and development, of the city of
Richmond since the close of the civil war.
The "objective- point of the most. Titanic
struggle that, ever waged for four long
years; tho ultima thule of a bloody war.
it was left at the end of that struggle
in the ashes of defeat and at the mercy,
of far less generous and therefore far
more dangerous enemies than the brave
men who had won its gates by the bomb
and tho bayonet. Of all places in the
South it was left most desolate; but no
phoenix ever soared in ■ greater glory
from his ashes, than has Richmond. To
day she is th* leading city, of the South,
in material progress and industrial ad
vancement. Just now she is in the midst
of a great real estate and building boom
not the ephemeral effervescence of irre
sponsible speculation, but the solid rush
of ever-increasing, industry. We bid her
God-speed, and hope that her brave and
brainy people, while availing themselves
of the practical benefits of this boom,
will, not lose- sight of the right of indi
vidual enterprise in the too Prevalent
kow-towing which is going on in busi
ness circles to mammoth trusts and com
bines. :
AI«1 for the Boers.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Grant me, if you please, space in your
valuable paper to address those ,who sym
pathize with the Boer in his brave strug
gle for his conscience, his fireside, his
land", and for: his liberty. In all parts i*l
the world the admirers of these brave
men are collecting money for -the Boer
Red Cross Service, "and also for the
v/idows and orphans of those slain in
battle. It is only for this specific purpose
that aid is asked. ;.
Will not the admirers in Virginia of
these noble men cast in their mite?
The writer requests that all of these
will communicate with him, sending him
contributions of money, and he will see
that each one shall have due credit, and
that the fund is properly . distributed
through the agency of the Netherlands
Red Cross Society, which is in constant
communication with the Transvaal repub
lic and tho Orange Free State. Any com
munication on this subject will be cheer
fully and promptly answered!
D. A. KUYK-, M. D.
Size, doesn't indicate' quality. Beware
of counterfeit and worthless salve offered
for DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. De-
Witt's is the only original. An infallible
euro for piles and all skin diseases. Bode
ker Brothers, T. A. Miller.
O jfik. JS T C3> 3=L 3C J&. . .
BeF r ' tha c n{ * ou HaVe A I ways Bought
(ja 3-W, F & Sufi 2y)
As we only have two days to
sell them in— Monday and
Tuesday— the quality of. the
Shoes and the price will surely
move them: Sold only be
cause toes are not quite so
wide a& the demand now calls
for :
50 pairs Children's Button and
Lace Shoes, 50c, Sto 11— all were
$1.50 and §1.25.
7S pairs- Misses' Button and
Lace Shoes, $1, 11 to 2— all were
$2 and $1.50.
30 pairs -Little Boys' Lace
Shoes, 10 -to 13, 50c— all were
$1.50. ■ ;jg
125^^ pairs Ladies' Button and^
Lace Shoes, 2 to 7, $1.50^a1l were'
§3,|-.§2.so;'and $2.
.' Sale opens at S:3OX M. No
exchange.
121 east Broad street.
> BUSIXESS TERSOXALS.
■ ' , ' January 25, 1900
; - HAVING QUALIFIED AS EXECUTOR
on the estate of the. late Captain
R. E. FRAYSER, ■ I hereby notify all
persons indebted to the. estate to come
forward and settlewith . me, and all per
sq»s, having, claims against- the estate to
present them, to me for settlement.
/• .-• ■- W. B. FRAYSER/
: Sub-Station JB,.
Executor of R. E: Frayser, Deceased. '
'-■ •' - . '" . ■ ■••.■.•;. ja' 28-3t* ■
-MORPHINE, OPIUM, LAUDANUM,
Cocaine. Habit.: Myself, cured. . Will in-
Torm you: of harmless," 'permanent home
cure..'.; Mrs. BALDWIN, Box 1212, V- ChU
cago.:," '■■■•-. ■■.-.--• "■'■'"" -■'.-■■' : ja'l4-Sunlt ; :
"VICTORY : OP SCIENCE OVER Dis
ease. Cancer, baffling general practition
er's skill; yields readily to -our scientific
methods. . MASON MEDICAL COM
PANY, 121 j west | Forty-second street, • > New
York. Book and advice free.: .
-..- . - ; :.; - r . • ■'-.' .■. ■ .:.'; se 10-eoSul3tA
I JOR PURE BREATH
1 ■;' MouthT>Va^h ; Np^:4J
4 V-r -Your dentist will tell you so., "
g ;. ■ T. A! MILLER, ; 519 east Broad street:
(oc?2-W,Sa&Siini
OLD PAPERS FOli SALE
■■■■■■- ■•-■ . "* , - • ■ . --.: "- : "■■ .-..-..-.-...--, ..
■■'■•' ■ -. ■■.■■,"/■•■'. -'-:■•'- ; --. ■ at ' ■■;.-,._•< ■
:■ V ; isc.\ PER HUNDRED '<""■
■■■ ■ ■■"- '. ' '-• .- • at:the-.C£V^ ■ . ■'■
. j/..." DISPATCH '•■ OFFICE. . '.-'■
Winter Clearance Sale,
f'^Ffi ? '?£ ■■'■?s£,'■ ■'■OA'iiwiJ iSfnAtr Of THE MOST GDiISNE CLLAR.
rV| _^ y&\ t Se^gna;,.we2K : ance sAin we held.
iil^Sra&^^^AfeiSeaJbnajble: . ■ft • : - : -w '•
'W^M^' ~ -■:* Now'at a Losing -\ |X "^v
'^^^V Price to Us, > : P>^2^
25c. Cloth .. 'J^^^^f^s' "-2CO" -2CO pairs Men's Congress, ;m- dx r"7
:Overgaiter S ; />- . i r~pi '7 Icathjr : s ? ls > ? ood -upper, arid - l y Kf
.. . . , , .**??'/ elastic sides, sizes 6to 11..... ' >-* V
tr' _ . > .;. .' ■ ■ 3,// ' :■ ' ..: :,■; :■
. :^G •„ „. : 'Si 'I Men's tibk of -Hand-Welt Tan Vs 1.24
• ■ - :■ \ f 3' / :••'.■■ -and Black Box Calf and Patent j S 1.75
J ' ■ j^j? j Leather; values from two to f 52.24
19c. Lamb's " / Haj§ ~'A three and a ha1f. .... . J .$2.45
;Wool Soles,; ; ,"; :y: y . -S : \ ;"' ■'
,_-:- J? ''-oyJIJA Ladies' High Cut Storm Boots, H and
■ . ••O/"* - f -rSBi^ 5213^ 24 Inches high, tan and <T* -4" a
■-/ V ■'-•■:. .' black, ?2.00 and $2.50 \ j /A ■
■•w-^-- '' grades, ch0ice. ......... *r ■*■ «<«r
lOcPorisb and Paste, tan and frr : .' ',
brown, each..... :...:.-..•;.,"."• *^ First centra table contains ) $2.4S
" One table Misses' $1.00 and one grand assortment of high- $g j4j 4
«£ Winter l«ce and oK ' & rade shoes onl y» ran S in ? ™ ro7"£
i- *r > '"im nH HhC values .to $4 a pair, sizes well $1.69
; kidand_;patent-lea^er Q J|^.. assorted, mostly hand welts... J $1.49
s?liKa^ X fr One-lot of Ladies' Button I- U
•h^'^f^^r- $1.24 §^MM:!^.^ i 5C
anceprice.... ...." , : — ""
: - "- ' -'■-■.- ■ Children's Storm ■ , T .. ■
p. . &, Rubbers, sizes Sto One rac^ Lad:es' Lace and
W^M& '' 9 1-2; regular ;35c Button 5h0e5. ....:; 49C
grade. On same -■■■ *
-'table are a- lot of One lot Ladies' Lace and P* -
|W|» Ladies' 50c * Foot- Button Shoes, values to $1.50, 7Kf
•kwik, price... : -;.... /
S9 Cents. . Other Tables
Ladies' Fur Trimmed Plaid AA^
SilkNullifier, $1.50 value, win- yy^, Witfi Other &ftrncfimie
ter clearance sale price ' ' v ' "111 l Uinei iiitii aLIIOnS
311 EAST BROAD..
HOFHEIMER'S MEN'S $3.00 STORE, 834 EAST MAIN..STREET.
HEADQUARTERS FOR GROCERIES AND FEED.
Money Can Be SaveOy Buying Your Groceries
of Us in Any Quantity at Wlioiesale Prices,
Money Orders Must Accompany AH Shipping Orders.
BO\VN-TO\yN STORES, SB2O-1822 E. MAIN STREET.
Old 'JPhone 31 G. XeAV Thone ,'O!).
UP-TOWN STORE, 506 EAST MARSHALL.
Old and Xcw 'Fliones 34:.
OUR NEW STORES IN MANCHESTER, 13lW - IJJIt vui hit^^n iuns
OU^CK SERV3CE— We run 14 fast delivery wagons.
WE CAN SAVE YOU 25 PER CENT.
Jefferson and Jap Coffee, lie. Ib.
Country Jowls, sc.
1 lb. package Lunch Crackers,
Sc. "
V» r orcester Sauce, sc. bottle.
Preserves, 10c. jar.
Early June Peas, Be. can.
'.Apple Butter, Sc. can.
Lemon Cakes, sc. lb. •
Sour Pickles, ISc. gallon.
Puddine, Be. package.
Evaporated Apples, 'S lbs. for 25c.
Scrubbing* and ]31ackingBrnshes
sc. .
Shoe Polish, sc. bottle.
Bird Seed, sc. box. .
Standard American Granulated
Sugar, s^c. pound. > :
Carolina Ptice, 4c. ' '
Small California Hams. Sic. lb.
Salt Pork, 5c. ; Pure Lard, Cc.
10 i^ounds Virginia Buckwheat'
for 25c.
2- pound cans Tomatoes, oc.
"Wheat Bran, for feeding, Ssc.
Jmndred.
Fine California llaisins, 9c. lb.
orrS.pounds.for.2sc. <-.».-,._.!-'«.-»«-„ .■,-.:-
Try our,4oc. Tea. It's extra fine.
_ Fine Blackberry. Wine^-10c... qt..
7;>Fine;Catawba "\Vine, 10c. x\t. •; ;;
■: fßft^tfMincemeat, oc. pound? . r? :■;
!N"eAv Figs, 7c, or -A lbs!' for;2sc.
New Shelled Almonds, 30c. lb.
.'• Xew- GalifoiTiia-; Prunes; :sc:: lb. ; .
New Mixed 'Xuts^iOc.lb"."' ''"'"" '"
Coarse Meal, 43c. bushel. .
Try; our Family Flour ? ' $3.50.
It's good. ' " " , :
New , Layer Figs.'iOc: lb. "
2 boxes Washing Powders foivoc.
New Dates, 6c: lB."
Salmon, 9c. can. ; „.,,.
„ Bushelisacks^Salt/ 35c.^£l . X' "
'"Nickel Milk, sc. can.
\ '^Prepared.:; Biicliwhoat^l 10c;
package/" "' " " '^' :: " - ;"~; "~ : '* i *^ ::;
< Fresh Made French Candy sc. lb.
.Fresh Pork Hams 3 Sc. pound. 1
v Levering's E. L. C. Coffee, in
1-pound package, lie. . .
Where Thtrs !sa Will
'there; )s a Way
and we -will find the .way ;to ser v6 you if y°^ l S n
us an oppoi tunify. W'h have .every tltinir y u!
want .;iii**-the;.-w .~ 4 " ;■; .
LINE
,. Our specialty ;is NAILS. We have ve^;{^
iii Ilie Nail line, >ud we have tho price. S l l '
T-CEIMP aud COIUtaOA^^ «
all lengths/ and avo can save you money P« »
; W:have the imekt line of i^EADY-MiX^
PAINXIin the country. -Get our prices. In otue.
words, we liav^anice^iiid complete line ot gooua
and prices :tliat will secure your order.
■■-;v,:; :;^;^BACDWIN v^i-BRqW .
i 6pi»osite Oltl -Mairket, v lliehnioutl. l -
:Headquartersjfdi- Hardware;-RooJin«:, tc *
Shredded Cocoanufc for pies and
cakes, 15c. lb. *
New North Carolina Pioe Her
rings, 15c. dozen.
Best new crop New Orleans Mo
lasses, 40c. gallon.
Itox & Golden Chain Soap, 2e.
cake. '
; New North Carolina Clipped
Herrings, Sc dozen.
Large cans Bartletfc Pears, 10c.
iSew Sour Krout, oc. qnarfc.
Fresh Soda Crackers and Gin
ger Snaps sc. pound.
Sweet Potatoes 18c peck.
Try our Snowflake Patent Fami
ly Flour. It's fine; $1.00 barrel,
or 25c. bag.
We challenge the country on
our Silver Iving Flour — $-I.2sbar
rel, or 27c. bag.
Smoking Tobacco. 3c.:.basr.
Chewing Tobacco, oc. plug.
Large new Irish Potatoes, ISc.
peck.
California Yellow Peaches, lQc.
]3ound.
. Best Bacon, 9c. pound.
" Fresh Oyster Crackers and
Cracker Diist;' sc. pound.
':.: .Home-made Tomato Catsup, I0c»
: fjU/vrt.:_ : ;- ;VJ
'■"'FoiTr 'cans Sugar Corn for 25c.
. ..Baking Chocolate, 2 cakes for 25c
3 cake? ; LJastile Soap for 5c
: Itivar Gelatine, best on theraar
ket, sc. package.
Best Java Green Coffee, 2 lbs.
for 25c Eoasted, 10c. lb.
Wine for jelly, 10c quart.
' : New 1-pound" bricks CodfisLt at
sc. pound.
Seeded Ptaisius, 10c a lb. ho.t.
- "1-lb. • package : Clean Currants,
9c.'" ■■*""".' "
... Try our old , .Smithfiekl Kama.
14c7ib. ' " '■■-"-'
- Try our -Mountain Eoll Batter,
15c pound. „ :
Our Complete New Price
List mailed: on application.

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