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THURSDAY.MAY 18, 1891?
THE FREE LANCE P'lW'fihod tri *??*???*''>'
asan Independent newspaper, li!??oat??d at ?W>
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All oommuaicatlons of every character
should beaddreMed to "THBKEKK I?NCU. '
Weather forecast for bred
ericksburg and vicinity.
Fair and cooler Thursday.
The Free Lance has noted the satis?
faction of the Richmoud Dispatch and
Times with the outcome of the May con?
vention, and iu its last issue published
lome of the views nf the other Bide.
These reflections occur to The Free
Lance, viz : That the objet**! of the
May convention la not appr. ?red by tht*
Democratic party of Virginia. As
proof of this, whilst the convention
was attended aud participated m by
Attorney Cleneral Moutague and Con
greasmen Jones, Lamb and Rixey, it
was not attended or approved apparent?
ly by Senators Daniel aud Martin ?rby
Congressmen Young, Eppee, BwMiaoo,
Otey. Hay, ?Ruarles or Khea. Bo that
of Virginia's Keprosentatives in Con?
gress nine were conspicuous f\>r their
absence. Nor was ?ov Tyler or State
Chairman Ellyson there, and Lieut.
Ooy. Echols did not attend, nor gave any
sign of approval of the meetirg. Audit is
known that Secretary of the Common
wealth Lawless was opposed to the con?
ference, and probably all or nearly all
of the basement officers were like
It was a curiously contrived meeting.
Some counties and cities sent delegates,
whilst the rest consisted of anybody
who chose to attend. Congressman
Jones was quoted as saying that ???'>
oounties elected delegates, bnt little
over one-third of those in the State,
yet of those so electing, no one
was present, as The Free Lance is In?
formed, from Westmoreland, and King
George neither elected any delegates nor
waa any one present from King George
as The Free Lance is informed. And
if a bngle blast for Democrats had been
issued by Chairman Ellyson, Ashton,
Bevan and other Democrats front that
county would have "joined the proces?
sion. " Congressman Rixey's name
headed the call, yet Culpeper sent no
delegates, and State Senator Jeffries
took no stock in the movement, and
openly proclaims for Martin. N it only
did King George elect no delegates, but
neither did Caroline, Stafford or Spot
sylvania, all within the circulation of
The Free Lance, though some gentle?
men from each county attended.
In the doubt which existed as to
whether it was ' 'a theory or a condi?
tion" which the May conference was
called to consider, a few gentlemen on
Monday night, May 9th, met in the
Mayor's Office here, probably not more
than a dozen or fifteen, and agreed to
go down, truite a number of them, as
The Free Lance learns, made it con?
venient between the acts to call on Sen?
ator Martin, and if they did'nt smoke
the pipe of peace, they at least enjoyed
the Senator's courtesy and joined him
in the smoke of good cigars.
It will be observed that State Senator
Harding Walker pronounces for Con?
gressman Jones us a candidat? to suc?
ceed Martin, and yet, unless we are
misinformed, a bare majority of one in
the five counties of his aenatorial dis?
trict was represented at Richm nid last
week, If it be true that Westmoreland
and King George were unrepresented,
and Prince William held no meeting to
aend delegates to Riohmond. And
even the Virginia Democratic
Association at Washington, which,
under Biscoe and Harper as presi?
denta, has been so helpful lo the
Virginia Democracy in their lights,was
unrepresented, though Mr. Harper, its
aotlve and efficient president, was there
aa a Loudoan delegate.
Mow the conference has n??uent?*d the
State Committee to call a State conven?
tion, and with only one avowed candi?
date for the U. S. Senate in the ti-l-l,
and In tbe faoe of the facts that < ?. n
Fita Lee and Walton Moore, who had
each expressed an intention to run, bawl
declined ; and In the faoe of the fact
tbat tbe oonferenoe, with practioal
unanimity, refused to name a candi?
date. If when the State Committee
meets there is announced a candidate
for the U. 8. Senate in opposition to
Martin, then with some argument may a
fight be made for tbe assembling of a
Stete D?mocratie Convention to oon
eider the matter, for the State Commit?
tee, Id view of the action at Roanoke,
will hardly go (gfther. If at (bat time
Martin la the only ?_didate, then It
will hardly be ccriously oontended tl
Ihe Democrats of the state cho
be assembled in state oonrentlon
Usa pi ??i to nominate e United Ble
Senator with only one annouin
Democratic candidate In el
of the constitution of I
the United States that the Legidati
iu Virginia shall elect the Uni!
States Senator and the time hon i
usage ?>f tba4 party that the select!
of a Democratic United States Sens
has been the work of the par'y cauei
But even without the assembling ? I
State convention and without waiti
for ?'lie, in the ?videntdeelTC - t a lar
majority of those who sesembl
at Richmond last week as voioed
EppaHnnton.Jr., of the Eighth distr
and Harding Walker of the first distr
there is no rea?uii why there may i
be a candidate m oppositi n to Mart
if any gentleman wish?-*, to run And
such a candidate shall be backed np
the Kichniond Dispatch and Times
earnestly as they under-took to WOth
the convention busineea, there may
an eotire and cggresslre tight tins f
for the U S Senatorial pi am
Act'iig under orders from the N
tioiiftl DemocraticOommittee, it i- sat
a hundred Chicago platform Demoon
met last Saturday night ?n New Yo
city ami to.'k steps to thoroughly ?
ganise th?? city, and later the State
New Y'oik, to defy Tammany Hall,
oommittee i f twei ty was appointed
arrange the fire b i lughi cystemati
al'y to work th? m J K Brown ju
suted, and after liie meeting ?aid tn
a contenting delegation of l'rvan a;
Uhicago platform men will be sent fn
this state to the next national
In view of th?
iug from the New York Times go
Democrat in '96, seems very ,??
The Southern D?mocrate care mo
fur liryau than f r free silver. Thi
can give up the Ohicaga platfutl
but Bryan must tie their candidat* m?
year. This is the report brought tro
the South by men who have ?good 0
portuntiec to bum the centimeni i f ti
The rank and lile of the Booth?
Democrats, possibly, do not know wh
this means. The leaders ought tu knot
It means that these gentlemen of tl
South are willing to throw party ai
principle t?) the dogs in order todemoi
??trate their loyalty to the defeated eai
diilate of 1896. W'ith Bryan as the cai
un?ate the party i? f Te,pu,m. d tcdefua
and their leaders will tell th? n
they tell the truth Nothing snort i
the most revolting profligacy ou tl
part of thapresent atlmiuistratnxi wuul
induce the people of this country I
elect Bryan ?'resident over any ?and
date the Republicans might name. I
announcing iheir detenu mat Ion to ?tic
to him the Southern D?mocrate put th
man above the party, and declive thi
the gratification of Bryan'* vanity an
their desire to express their admlratio
for him are oonsideratione paramoun
to the triumph of the Democracy.
As for the platform, the Democrat
of the S.iuth are right in regarding j
as of no binding force. There is n
test of orthiKioxy or of regularity iu 1
deltty to a platform upon which th
party has once gone to defeat ?saveonl
that every Democrat would uaturall
adhere to those utterances of the platfort
that set forth the established and hoL
ored principles of Democracy. Thet
was nothing of that kind in theOhicag
platform, so that there is no reason Wh
the Democrats of the South should m
throw it overboard if they choose to d
so. That they are willing to drop it i
an interesting piece of news, for it ha
been universally understood that th
cheap silver dollar was the g. d of thei
idolatry. It now appears that it is be
fore Bryan that they bow the knee an'
After one more decisive victory th
Republicans in Congress will be read;
to take up the work of reapportioniui
the Congressional representation of th'
Southern States on the basis of thi
voto as reduced by the various device
which exolude the blacks from the priv
ilege of the ballot. As the r?; reseuta
tion of these States in the Electoria
College will be correspondingly dimin
ished it will make very little different
what candidate the Democrats put uj
in future Presidential electi'ins. H?
might be made the perpetual candidate,
so that the Southern Democrats OOUlC
have the pleasure of voting for hin
every four years
-? ? ??
The reunion at Charleston laut week
was a remarkable atTair.
I. Gen. Gordon hugged Mrs. Stone?
II. The Sons of Veterans hissed th?
name of Robert E. Lee.
III. "Joe" Wheeler,the heroof twe
wars, was forgotten.
IV*. Beans of rejoicing over McKin?
ley wer ? uttered if not sung
It seems to The Froe Lance tint its
adjournment wat? none too soon.
The Richmond Times (gol?l Democrat
in '98), referring to the proposition to
assemble a Democratic State din?
vention to consider the S'-mttorchip
"We believe that it will Im> a great
blunder and will result in great harm
to the Demnrutic party in Virginia, if
this petition be either iguored or de?
Mr. West, of the Washington Post,
was not elected official biographer ot
t he May Con vent urn.?Richmond Times.
Mr. West seems to have regarded the
convention or conference as having
died "a bornin" and apparent?
ly regarding it as an abortion, thought
it had no life to record.
Mr. R N. Harper, the well known
Washington druggist, and a delegate
from Londocn to the Senatorial Con?
ference in Richmond last week, is ont
in an interview in last Sunday's Dis?
patch pronouncing the conference a
Governor Stone of Pennsylvania, has
cut down the general State appropriation
bill of that State $1,600,000, taking
$1,000,000 from the public school pro?
vision. This step is held to be necessary
because the commonwealth has beoome
German, British and French resi?
dents in Cuba, whose property was dam?
aged during the war betw<?en Spain
and the Cubans, will ask the United
States government to pay claims
amounting to s large sum.
Aguinaldo has icsued orders expell?
ing all foreigners from Filipino terri?
The Filipino junta at l'an-?, Fri?
all?gea thai the approaching ret?
Admiral Dewey to the United BI
i- i. ?I doe tn the condition of the
mini's health, but to difference!
opinion between him an.i Gen. I
Dewey, they say, strongly tuvors n
ing terms With the Filipinos, anil
frequently nrged President MiKu
to pnrsoe .1 policy In acoordanoe i
his Dewey'i original agreement i
Agoinaldu f r Filipino independei
The departure of Admiral Dewey,
junta says. 1.--ens the probab.litie
on early peace, uni as oonflrmatioi
tin-, u late dispatch from l, m
-1\ - ?' I'll" Filipino junta in that i
states that Aguinaldo has retired
almoat Ina loeaaible mountain?
h i- added thai Aguinaldo*! ral
menl t.. theOarballoa moontaina is|
of Ins itrategio plan, as the monnti
are aim ?st loacoeaalble and Inbabl
igea, *.s ho um poli med airo
and it i< "absolutely impossible for
Americana to follow him then
The announcement of the candid
ol Mr ,1 mea win be bnl the log]
r msequence ? ? theoonferenoe.and il
fails to annonuoe bis candidacy it
only be taken to mean that hlsproepi
ol ?necees an small Danville Regie
The foreg ing aeemi to be a .lu
challenge from i paper Inimical to
M ly ?? uifer- noe, to G?'iigrensnian .1
to 1 ?->? n i tim - m raying thai he <
conta-st with Senat r Martin for
n- v U s Senatorahip
Tbe Pekio authorities, it is report
are turning t I (neat liritain for h
port against Russia's demand for ao
cession for a railroad to 1 Vkin Oblfl
rebel- have renewed their opposition
British occupation >.f the K.>w i,
territory, near Hong Kong, and I'.rif
troops have been sent to the raeue
Po r ..id China ; ihe.ma to he i
prey of the nations.
A Virginia L.i?ly Summoned Tu M
"aukfee. W Is , To Appear
As A WttBf-8.
Richmond, Va , May. : i - Tbe i
government authorities an- after
matrimonial agency. I'. S. M.?r-l
Treat baa received a subpoena for M
W. U. Vale, of Plalnview, Kin?- \v
ham county, to appear aa* witness the
Mrs. Yale proved to l?e a well kimi
widow about fifty years of au'", w
answered one ol Ii iwan'aadvertiaemei
and sent him the nauio und ad.in
a!, ive given A few days later Rowai
matrimonial journal oonteined a high
colorid and aenaationally-wrltten ?
veitisenn nt, pn?[iared without tl
lady's knowledge, repteaenting Mi
Vale as being worth |Sfi,00U and deal
?ii?: t.rrespond with a gentlemi
with matrimonial intentions, and gi
Ing b'-r Virginia address.
Tins advertisement bas brought
great number of answers When llanta
Treat visited Mr-. Yale -In* had
batch of forty-liv'- letters from aim?:
all sections of the country. The Kit
William Udy is much disturbed at b
ing summoned to Milwaukee to appe
as a witness This lady, so far fro
being worth |35,000,ia rapreeented to I
b'ov. L"waifs acd the Negroes
Tin* Riohmond Diipatob says:
"' rov Lowtidi-s.rf Maryland, addres
ed a oolored Methodist ooniPerenne tl
other day, aud though he is a K.-publ
can, did not mince words. After sta
ing that colored men who were bor
before the war were seldom in the pen
t?ntiary, the Governor said that whi
many of the negro race have b?*eneag?
to have their children obtain "boo
learning," they have .failed to realiv
that there was something far more In
portaut to their happiness and succese
the solid foundation of moral training
without which the superstructure <
"education" is not only worthless, bu
dangerous. The negro, the speake
then added, has had many bad adviser
during the last thirty years, and ha
been led into the mistake of regardin
the public school and the polls as th
t\v i forces most essential to his menta
and political progress. In Bhort, Q >v
Lowndes has reached the conclusim
many other thoughtful persons hav
been coming to, that education am
enfranchisement have had a deplorabl
efl'oct upon the negroes' morals."
Several Northern capitalists oontem
plate establishing woolen mills on tin
In the pro-Cathedral, in New Vori
city, last Sunday, Rev. Dr. Charles A
Briggs, who was suspended for heresj
by the Northern Presbyterian Assembly,
became a priest of the Protestant Bpis
copal Church. He was ordained bj
The United States Supreme Court de?
cided that the French steamer Olind?
Rodriguez, captured off San Juan, I'ortr
Rico, during tin* war with Spain by an
American cruiser, should lie returned
to its owners.
Senators Stewart anil Cullom do not
think President McKinley will call an
extra session of Congress. Mr. Stewart
savs the administration can gain no
political advantage by convening Con
gress in special session.
Last Wednesday evening a daily line
of steamers of the Vork River line was
resumed between Baltimore and Rich?
mond by way of Wost point.
The Southern Baptist convention
which ad j-turned at Louisville, Ky., on
Monday night decided to meet next
year at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The trustee of the Southern Theologi?
cal Seminary at Louisville, Ky., have
elected Rev. Dr. John P. Greene, of
William Jewell College, Missouri, as
Dr. Whitsitt's successor, both as pro?
fessor of church history and president
of the Seminary. Dr. Greene was Dr.
Whitsitt's candidate fas the position.
Oapt. R 0. Oroxton, First U. S. In
fantry, a son of Judge Oroxton, of Es
aex, (late Lieut-Colonel, Sixth Vir?
ginia), ha? been ordered to remain at
Fort Colombia, N. Y.. until June (?,
when he will join his regiment.
John Berry, colored, was convicted of
murder in the first degree and sentenced
to be hanged for killing Miss Amanda
Clark,near Bowie. Prince George's coun?
ty, Md., on March 18, in Baltimoreoity
on Tuesday. Berry, it will be remem?
bered, attesked two sisters?one wss
killed, the other survived and appeared
*s a witneas against him.
The Cuban Situation
All is not lovely in Cuba. The
I nitetl States, it seems wants to pay
the Oubans three millloni to gire np
their arms 'i'he Cuban* want the three
millluiis, but DOt mi the cunditlon of
surrendering their arms, and so there
ia the hitch
The Washington, l> C , Star of
M unlay says
" A forcible disarmament nl the Cuban
troops will be the ultimate pruceilure,
provided the ev?'nt? of the next two or
three weekc ihow that such actiun i?.
COMMENT, BUT KOT APPRKHKN8IOH.
The position sacumed by Gen. Gomes
regarding the distribution of the $.1.000,
'?on to tin? Ouban army has excited
?ome comment in sdministratli n cueles,
but hac nut reached a stsge which has
caosed epprehencion There un? those,
howerer, who w? old not be cnrprlced
to see troubla in Onba al almost any
i ? star icpte.cntative a member of
th?' cabinet celd that the quibbling and
the halting of the Cubans would aoon
warrant the War Department bringing
the money hack tu the United states
and in ceasmg effort tu distribute it
among the soldiers of Gomes'c army.
Another member of the cabinet -mi
that Gomes could give this country
oonciderable trouble if su dicpocad, hut
he had tu? doubt "f the ability of the
I'nited state? to quickly suppress what*
erer trouble might crise
"Asa rule, cabinet members decline
?u gire their opinions of the feelings of
'. u. ? tu this country, but they be.
?1?re tiiat he Is simply playing ?politice
They point to the position of Gen.
Brooke, who has not yet given an in?
timation that (bui Gomes le playing
donble Outside of the Inner oirclesof
the administration there le mere ins
pioion of the Ouban leader, Some tune
BS*0, m an interview in The Star, Ceil.
Breokinridge, who had Just returned
from a trip through the Island, openly
charged that Gomel wa? thi- worst
enemy tin*? country had
WOULD POHTPOWI INbKI'KM'K.N? K.
A OSblnet officer ?aid t'x|ny thai if
Gen. Gomes caes tit to ?li*?turb the
|s?aceful relations of the l-laml it will
redound only to his own discredit ami
will further poetpoue the day if in
dependence fot the island 11" aaidthsl
the United state? would Derer be will?
ing tu reit aquista it? huid opon the is?
land if there Is |>rospeet of constant
trouble and th.- Indication Of an un
Ht.?ble gorernmenl This ooantry, be
?aid, owM too much tu itself and tothe
nations of the world to turn the island
orer to mea who have nu purp -?? In
view but tu make trouble Should th?'
i nited Sute*, gat out under these eli
oumetan m it would is- smatterof only
a few years when it would ii?/ tin bare
Hi*h ip Oalnei A?l>Uo io Negror?.
Atlanta, ? ? ? , May Ifl Bishop w .1
Hani"?, who rank? with Booker T
Washington a? it deep thinker among
the Southern negroes, delivered a power?
ful SBCmon Sunday night at the Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church,
hi? tupie being th?? ?problems that just
now urge their pre?ence mi btl
The church was jammed with negroes
and many white peuple.
"A? a race, we inii?t l".?rn to "?inlure
hardntsss," the preacher said "We
must learn imt to be a?!iamed of li meet
terrloa If we must work la the menial
places let us not !?? sahumad to wotfc
there. As I ?as it, it is ju?t as honor?
able to lay brick for a living as it i?
to practice law. If is just sshonorable
to wash and lrmi tur a living as it is to
get upon a platform and make ?p... .In?
for Woman Suffrage. "
Then th?- preacher ctartled his audi
? nee with?
"I'erhap? if a nun were charged with
essault and I had an x-ray from Haaren
turned on him so that I knew be wan
guilty, I would be willing to tuin bun
uver to the mob.
''I want to say today that he who
apulugi/.es fur that crim?3 or has any
sympathy fur the Inhuman monster
who commit*, it, be he black or white,
is an enemy to God and a trait??r to his
"But the danger of mob law is that
- mrtimec innocent men are condemn
???I and executed. Ami in my condem?
nation of lynch law it is not that I
wish the guilty to escape, but that 1
do not wish the innocent to suffer. In
this I am supported by all good men in
'There is no danger of a race war;
all such talk is idle ami foolish With
'.?.'. per cent of our race gisxl eitlsene,
what occasion is there for war? The
good men of both raOBS will and can
get tugether, and peace and liartuuiiy
will prevail. "
Norfolk sod Europe.
Two new lines of steamships between
Norfulk and Kurope will l?e in operation
beginning Sept. 15 next. The North
American Transport Company < Simpona
Spence \- Young) and the Johnston Bine
liine (Wm. Johnson ?feC.mipany, Limit
ed) will operate the new lines in con?
nection with the various railways en
terlng Norfolk. The Johnston Line
will put on three boats monthly to
Liverpool and one boat monthly to
Rotterdam The North American Trans?
port Company will put on threo boats
monthly to Hamburg, two boat? month?
ly to London and one boat monthly to
Rotterdam. Arrangements havb been
concluded and the service will begin on
the day stated. The establishment of
these lines increases the export facilities
of this port more than fourfold and
Norfolk will rank hereafter among the
lending exporting cities. It is regard?
ed as highly probable that a passenger
service may be inaugurated later.
He Fooled the Surgeons.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton, of
West Jefferson, ?, after suffering 18
months from Rectal Fistula, he would
die unless a costly operation was per?
formed ; but he cured himself with five
boxes of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the
surest Pile cure on Earth, and the best
Salve in the World. 25 cents a box
Sold by M. M. Lewis, Druggist.
Seoretary Davies, of the Prince Wil?
liam Horseman's Association,Manassar,
Va , is out with the prize list of the
fourth annual horse show to be beld
there on July tilth and 20th next, when
several thousand dollars will be distrib?
uted in prizes for thoroughbreds, trot?
ters, hunters, jumpers, park saddle,
high-stepping harness draught horses
What Wai linn- at the < "naris" ton I'
fed?ralo Reunion Lu*?t Werk
Among other res tintions reporte i ;
iidopt.-d was one urging the araociai
toaaalsl In marking the battlefields
the civil war with monuments ta c
federate dead; another appointing
committee t.f three to oonaider the qu
tiM of uniformity of penion legii
tion by the Southern States, anda re
lotion reoogoiaing tbe Confederate V
Orau* Association of the District
Columbia and according it all due rig
and privileges An adverse report v
made upon the prop- sit mu to ohai
the iiame of the organisation to i
Ooofederate Survivors' Aaaooiation, t
object being to use th? Initial il S
An unfavorable report was a!s > ma
upon a resolution looking to a chat
in the nomenclature of the araoolatl
in order to prevent the creation of i
many generals and other high tltleecj
ried by various officers. A reeoluti
of thanks for the presence of thecrnli
Raleigh was adopted, another look i
to the aelectlon of a initable gray ol
for uniform-?, thanking those oitixe
of Oolumbus, ?lino, who bate oared I
tin- gravea "t Confederate dead thai
and extending oordial thanks to Lie
tenat Colonel Henderson, of tin? Briti
Staff College, for ble oontributl ma
the lu-toiv of the Confederacy in I,
' 'Life of Bl inewall Jackson. "
The Bons of Veteran- ii.-i I memurl
exercises for Miss Winnie Davis S>
??ral eloquenl eulogies were pronounce
The next reunion will be' le Id
Louisville, Ky A committee v*.a- ?
pointed to considci the matter of erec
ing a monument to the women ? i tl
Confederacy and report to the rn-xt c H
What Aguinaldo Says
London, May 10 The Filipinojun
here has received the following meaani
troin Aguinaldo, cabled from Hoi
K mg :
? The Filipino government, In a
?ordance with the general feelingoftl
country, baa decided to oontlnne tl
war, at all c ..-t-, until Independence
' -The Filipinos enorgetioally refm
the American peace ov.-itures, bused 0
n itriotod autonomy o< upled with pr. n
i-es of siiii-i .nient self.govern ment,
"Tilo Filipinos dim.uni a itrtot ful
miment of the articles of tbe America
Constitution and treaties contracted b
the American repreaentetivea when lu
ploring a Filipino alliance in com bal
ing the Spaniards
BCpPOBTkn I'Y I'll.it IN?? nBNI
"All the Filipino general* supp?t
Aguinaldo G*?u Lnna'ereport(*dover
tares for peac ara untru.* Dor arm:
Is mar Manila, simultan*?, naly attack
ing th?* vshoi. American line
"The heal and rums are eaualnj
many casualties in the American army
All the hospital are erowded with niel
and wounded Pour hundred .f tin
Oineinnati regiment bave been im
priaoned by <i''ii on, for insubordina
in refusing to tight The regular troop
loartered In If anila and other towns an
quiet. The volnnteere are abuaed aw
are always at flu* front, with Kent]
"Thediscontent between the Amsr
loans and Kuropeana is general
The Trouble la Maho an-1 Montana
The New York Journal -ays: "Hen
Mi -main, in hi- attempt to omsfa the
?il. >r union- of Idaho, baaoolllded with
the state ?uthotitlM of Montana, a^
weil as with the public opin?
ion Of the country. The State officials
of 1 laho have apparently CO-operated
with the General in his high handed
invasions of p.r-nial rights, but since
he lias bien -ending lu- soldons aOTOaS
the State line to make summary amata
?if miners there the Governor of Mon?
tana baa objected. Go?. Smith declares
that these arrests must stop at one?,
and that the laws of the State mii-t be
observed, even by SOldlers
It is will that eoUMbody has been
fouud to teach this audacious '?? minau?
der a less ni in the rights of American
eitiaenahlp His notification to the
mine-owneri of the Ooeni ?l'Aient*
region that their minee w? aid be shut
down by military force if they vmi
tured to employ any members of a labor
union set-ins 10 luve been accepted, ti"t
only with mickne-s, but with enthusi?
asm by tin* authorities of Idaho, but in
Montana it has mol with indignant
repudi ition. "
Run Down by Bloodhounds
Chattanooga, Tenu., May 18 J? --'?
Hafiley, a negro, eighteen vears of age,
ha- been amatad at Dayton as the as
sailaal of afiai Beeaie Bparka, whose
room at the boma of Mr I loan he enter?
ed Sunday morning.
The negro was apptobendod after an
exciting bloodhound i has??. The dogs
of Detective Phlpps were plied on tho
trail soon after tho crime and traced the
negro severnl ntloi Into the country,
followed by ix mob of excibd and infu?
riated men. The bloodhounds were
tirnt introduced to a pair of ??hi shoes
the negro hud left in the young lady's
"King Henry," a famous dog, too
up the trail from the DeM r?sidence
following it until he reached a barn
yard out of town. When the dog aa\
the negro at work in the yar?l ho gav
a ?harp bark and grablied the man.wh
begged the crowd to protect him fron
the aminal. Many wanted to let th'
?log tear him to pieces, but Ofltoar Phipp
would not allow this.
The man said the shoes were his, hn
that they had been stolen from bii
room. Later he made a full confession,
in which he related the ?tory of th?
struggle in Miss Sparks' room. He said
hi? motive was robbery, but later ac?
knowledged that his intention was to
aasault the young woman.
Santiago Cubans Excited.
Considerable dissatisfaction is ex?
pressed at Santiago, Cuba, over the de
mand by the U. S. Government that
the Cuban soldiers relinquish their arms
before receiving their shares in the dis?
bursement of the $.t,000,lMM).
La Independencia and other papers
publish exciting articles protesting
against the acceptance of any such pro?
posal. This paper suggests that a stamp
tax be instituted, by means of which
loyal Cubans would be enabled to "save
the soldiers from the dishonor and hu?
miliation of giving up the arms which
won their liberty."
?n all sides among the Cubans of
Santiago violent expreestona are heard
regarding what is termed "the nig?
gardly conduct of the Americana "
f.i tht Vitert ?,( Vourtloiui Hi fri I,
vanta ? itunty .
Yielding to the BOlioitation ""f man
friends I hereby aianounoe myself eoai
?iiilato for Supervisor aud ask ynursui
|sirt ut the approaching sleotion I
you honor m?' with the office 1 pr? mi*
a faithful, etlioient and satisfactorydil
< barge of th.? duties of the tame
mi I t?l ?George W. Palmei
/ ?/.. i ?? ? / ,.
i .011.i I '.m nty
At the solicitation of many friends,
hare decided to run foroo?urtable m tin
ili-trict ami hereby most reetpectfoll
Bsk your support
J W Cerner,
/-. ?/,. Voti i- of .*?'/ I late
Fellow -citi/"iis : with feedings i
gratitude to you for the very ga?eron
espression of your continued coi fidi n?
and kindness in the past, I hereby an
nounce myself a candidate for th
position of Cl.-rk of the Courts of thi
ii uiity, and must r**H|M-?t ful I v ask you
sujiport. Should it be your pleasure ;
recommit this trust to my hands,
shall be vry thankful to yen; an
promise to use my best efforts to faith
fully and Competently discharge th
(liiti?-s of the office
.1 I' 11 Orismond.
April 18th, is:?!'.
Election May i ?th. 1888,
Tor Commissioner of Revenue
i ? ? .,' .?..e'.-l/'l.OO.I
1 hereby announce myself a candidat?
fur the office of Commissioner "f Rere
nue for St, George's district, In youi
county, at th?- election to be held Ma
Uten, and ask ymir support. 1
elected I promise a faithful dtscbarg?
of the duties of the otlice.
spfl td T. i*. Payne
/ "- -ni.i.
I announoC myself a candidate foi
OommlMioner of ?Herenue m st Georg?
11 ret net, iu your county, at the eleotioi
to Is' held un the 25th ?lay of May
I am grateful for the g?neros?
support of my friends in tin* past, am
il elected shall endeavor by a faithfu
and impartial discharg? of the dotle?
of th-' offios tu merit the approval ol
spl i-til M. L Young
/ ?' - 1 t, ,. ,.r .?:,,.,(.i/o,ihI.i:
1 respectfully announce myself a can
dldate foi reflection to the office ol
Treasurer. 1 am very grateful to my
friends for the generous support of the
past, ami earnestly colieil their support
.?t theapproaohlng election May 25th,
W. O. Dillard.
yiranta i irai '
Not doubting that I can well ?lis
charge the duties of county attorney for
the coining four ye.us, 1 a?k yon t.
vote for in?'
aplvtd .1 I, Powell
Tor Commonwealth'? Attorney.
Having been Appointed by the County
Court as Commonwealth's Attorney to
(ill out the uuexpired term of A B
Law hugs, deceased, ami being erged
by many citizens fr.mi all parts of the
county to become a candidate fur elec?
tion on the Nth of May, fur the full
term beginning July 1st, 1899, 1 desire
to say if it Is- your pleasure to elect me
to this position of trust, 1 shall perform
the duties of the ofBos with promptness,
fidelity and impartiality.
?pi lt?l I,eo J. Graves
t '. i ? ../ >i..,t.,-/'.-,oii/i Cuanf?:.'
I announce myself a candidate for re?
election for Shoring of Spotsylvania
county. Thanking you kindly for your
past suffrage, I res[?ectfully ask your
support iu the approaching election,
May 15th, 1899, promising, if elected,
to discharge the duties of the i tl: | to
the b?>st of my ability In the future, as
I have endeavored to do in the past.
spl Ltd T. A. Harris.
'/'<> lli' I <>(> rs of ( aroUnt ( b.
I hereby announce myself an inde?
pendent candidate for the office of
Commissioner of the Revenue fur dis
met No. 1, at the election which will
take place on Thursday, May 25, 1889,
and I respectfully ask for your sup?
port, and I also respectfully ask my
friends to take no part in the Demo?
cratic primaries on the 2d day of May.
If elected, I promise a faithful,
honest, ami impartial discharge of the
dudes of the otlice.
K. B. Collins.
To the Voters of Caroline Co.
Thanking you for your highly ap?
preciated support in the past, I hereby
announce myself a candidate for re?
election to the office of Commissioner
of the Revenue in district No. 2.
Should you again favor me with the
ofilee, 1 promise the same faithful ar.d
efficient discharge of the duties as in
Very respectfully yours,
T. H. Blantuii
To the Voti rs of Carol ?ne :
I am a oaudidate for Commissioner
of Revenue for District No. 1 of Caro?
line county at the election which takes
place on Thursday, May 25th, 1888, and
respectfully ask for your support, pledg?
ing myself if elected a faithful dis
chai ge of the duties of the otlice.
Res peot fully,
apt td T. 0. Chandler.
To the Voters of Caroline:
I am a oaudidate for the otlice of
Commissioner of Revenue,District No
I, in Caroline county at the election
May 2.'ith,aml will be grateful for your
vote and influence. I am now making
an active canvass of the county, and
will be glad to see all my friends.
J. R. Brorwldus.
Jan. 17. 181)9.
To the Voters of Caroline ;
In announcing myself a candidat
for the office of Commonwealth's At
torney, at the election to take plao<
on Thursday, May 2r>tb, 1899, I wmli
express my gratitude for the generou
support given me by your favor year
ago. If elected, I promise you a faith
ful ditM'harge of the duties of tho of
J. H. DeJarnette,
To the Voters of Caroline :
I take this opportunity of retaining
to yon my grateful thanks for the kind
support you have often given me in the
past. No man ever had trner frl ?nda.
1 respectfully ask yonr support in the
ooming election, promising if returned
to the Treasurer's office to lend all of
my efforts to make yon a faithful pub?
lic servant, realizing when I have done
this.l have only done my duty.
my2td 0. T. Smith.
Tn the Votfrt of Caioline County :
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for the office of County
Treasurer, and cordially invite yonr
snpport, promising if elected to oarry
out the requirements of the office.
B. M. Ooleman.
Tu the Voter? of Caroline County:
Thanking you for your highly ap- j
We bave lli?' litflit Kililioiis im Summ?
Wh have ill?- right Kibbons for ,1 une* cradii'ili
We have the righl Ribbons foi Siimiii-i h,
W'?* bave ill?* right Ribbons ! n lieli i ?tul i
We bave tin- righl Etihbon I -? rti?*s
We bay? anything si y li.*?h and il? . liililxina
We ;ii>- showing this week 25 handsome
stj les, v<i \ im.-, tvorlli i ' i
j.'. handsome styles Grenadine effect,
witili l.? ?'.-ii!-. ii - 'iii p/ band
*ome styles, worth l?r? cents, al I" Many
very Ii ind-omn (??.MI.VH ol;?.., .\
DI ES, '-'" ????ut grade, ai 1 !
Don't think <?! bu, m i IMQI K
i ? 111 i r**\. 11
??? ..in stock
Don't Buy Any
Dry goods withunl seeing oui stock and gifting oui |'ii 'es.
IK Yol DO yon -.\ill I'- sorry.
C. W. JONES
preoiated cepport in the peat, I here
announce i.ivself a oaudidate fur i
eleetlotl to 111?' Olli '?' of ? 'ullllll Issli 'Her
the R?'Veiiue in District N i 1. Shmi
you again favor in?? with the ? flioe
promise the same faithful ami efficie
discharge of the dalles as in the paet
Very re?p?'ctfully yours,
myii-t.i ?Robert s Graratt
To thi i unlff.
Highly appreciating your support I
the past, laanounee myself a candida
for re-eteotioo to the office of Shenti
Should you again honor me with tl
office I shall endeuvor as bentofi M I
perform the duties of tlmpooitiioa faitl
fully, hunestlv and impartially.
myll-td T. B Gill.
n? th? I '. i - ?-' i ,ii - Uns i -.nuil/ ;
1 hereby aniioiiuce myself a cainl
date for Commissioner of the Revenu
in District No i and solicit your ?ii|
port at the apiiroaclnng election, Ms
36. Should y?"U elect me I promiM
faithful, honest and satisfactory dll
charge of all the duties of the otlice
Wry truly yours,
myll-td L. J H.ad.
Totlu Voter? of Stofore Ommtw
Thanking you for your generous ?up
port in the past, and soliciting a con
tinuance of the same,I hereby anuounn
myself a candidate for re-election totlu
Of Clerk <"f Courts. Should it b?
your pleasure to re-elect me I promi??
a faithful and efficient discharge of al
the duties of the position.
ap22-td C. A. Bryan.
To the Voters of Stafford:
I hereby announce myself a candi?
date for Clerk of Stafford County and
Circuit Courts. I earnestly ask the
support of all my friends, promising, if
elected, to discharge the duties ot the
otlice faithfully and impartially.
I hereby announce myself a candi I its
foi Commonwealth's Attorney of Staf?
ford county, and respectfully solicit the
support <>f all my friends. If elected I
will discharge the duties of the ? Ifi e
impartially and f<> the ts'St of my
ability. G B. Wallace.
Summer Scbco! Of Mu?ic
From June 5th to September 1st. Ap?
plications will b?' received at any tune
by letter, in care of Mr. R 1. Knox
ami iu person after June 1st,and pupils
assigned for instruction iu Piano, Or?
gan, Volee, Harmony, etc. DRAW?
ING POINTING AND DEC?
ORATING a* IPSetal s'iiiimer rat?'s.
Mr? S.inb irn Voice, and Miss Nor
wixhI, Art. Circulars < f information
ready June 1st,
W. H BANBORJff.
in caro of Mr. R T Knox
Mosby aal _c_ir,!ey
Tho Alexandria Gazette ?ays: 'Col
Mosby is n keen satirist. KemeinlH>riii|'
that MnKinley, after assnring him and
his friends that lie intended to appoint
him to a "rotc! position''abroad, broke
that promise because the (}. A. R. pro?
tested against tne appointment of a
'rebel,' has telegraphed the President,
tendering his service? to suppress the
'rebellion' of Hoar and Atkinson in
Boston. The Col. can fight with the
pen as well as with the sword. "
? Captured Filipino Klag.
The first genuine Filipino (lag to he
captured during the present insurr?*?:
tiou has just reached the Navy Depart
ment. The Hug is about twelve feet
long, and was originally a tri-color,
red, white and bine, being composed of i
a white triangle on the staff, with
broad npper stripe of blue and lower of
red. The blue stripe, however, being
made of Chinese bnnting, has faded
into a nondescript brown. It will be
sent to the Annapolis Naval Academy.
It was captured at Ilolle February 11,
Young _??* Net Hia-cd
Riebmond, V ? . M iy |i
.n- r.-tiiM,,' ? tri??too
deny emphatically the si n-- -ut oui
to the sfleci thai when the name ? f Mr
it ?barf K Lee, .it . * i for
Crand Commander ol the Sons of Vet
er.ins his n.iiui' waa hi.i by the Vir?
ginian* Then- 1- not, Ihej <i?
the iligbteet fonudatlon for the
ment. Their explanation of tbe faih re
to rapport Bob Lea for the ehiet
is tint h" m . tuber of the or
ganii m ?n until be got to I
Konltrie Camp, of thai etty, elected
him t.. in. mberahlp and then pr
in- n im?*, 'l in- man who nominated
him sailed mi the ad the
nomination, bul of th" Ihm ledits *h ?
n" were ip mi i- The Virgin
uns rapported 0 ilquit, of Oe >rgi?.
The -tn-.-t railways of Lexington,
Ky., together with the lee f;i<-tory ami
the eleotrto plant of that city, ha\.- all
been porch seed i.y lbs banking h
of .lohn I, Williams A Sons, of Rieh*
mood, and Middendori. Olli
of Ball im tn
Comes from Dr D M U-irgile, of
Washiti. I T. IL- irrites: "Four hot
Itas cur.'il Mrs
Brewer of ier ifnla, rbi ib bad o i
her great suffering for years Terrible
sores would break our on 1er Bead and
f.ice, und th rs oonld give
no help; hut bar oure Is oon piel
bei health li ? i silent. " This i
what tbonsunds have proved, thai
Electric Bitters is the best Mood puri?
fier known, (i - the supreme remedy
for ??' tema, tetter, - ill rbenm, n
h ?ils ami running -ores It -tuto
liver, kidneys and bo?a pol
sons, li.-![)s digestion leiilils up the
strength. Only 50 cents Bold by M
M. I?evvis, Druggist, Guaranteed
Butter Being I'rives Out
State Oommiaaiooec of Agriculture
Koiuer, in an interview v. ll
m.nul Dispatch ref*ortar, says:
? Virginia i- really now the dumping?
ground ol the Whole country for oleo
margarine and bntterina. We have ?
law which has bo penalty. It onghl to
be put under the sata and Hupervi-ioii
of the Department of Agriculture I
butter baa t.n practically run out of
the Virginia market* Tlnae foailhe
of tin* bnttef - Id iu this niy now is
adulterated with oleomargarine. This
constant adulteran hi of Inittt-r hiih al
naoel driven the honest <*ow nal of tin
Stat", and vi-ry marly deatroyvd the
market here for the genuine product
Ll-e-'yored by a Womaa.
Another great discovery has I, ,.l(
m.ule, and that loo, tiy a lady in this
country." Disease fastened Its elntehee
upon her and for seven year? she with
stood its aerates! least hut her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed Imminent Pot three menthe
sho coughed Inceaeantty, and aonld aoi
sle>>n She finally ili-eovernl a way to
recovery, by purchasing of us a I
Dr King's Ne?* Discovery for Consutnr
tion, and was so much relieved on t.ik
ing first done that Hho slept all Bight;
and with tis? bottles, has In-en abs. luie
lv cureal H-r nuin" is Mrs I.uther
LaUb Thus write* W (' lluiiiii.-k g
Co., of Shelby. N (J Trial bottles free
at M. M Lewie Drue Store. I<j
and f I ?Kj Every bottlaguaran
Bspti'ti i? the i cited akatet
Dr. Lansing Burrows, of Ceorgia,
stati-.tic.il ?ei',-.-t?ry of the S utliern
Baptist Association, report? that there
are in the South I,..*??;,7i''.i white Bap
ti?t? and l,??i|,(i:!o culure.l Bapti?'
I tal, 8,117,7:'!? In other States there aro
I 1,888,888, making a total m tin? I'uited
! States ? I 1, 111. ? I1 The Southern B m
; tisis have 18.871 churches and there
were 77 .'C? baptisms last year These
churches raised last year for all pur?
panes $1,887,870 II.
There was an outbreak at Cienfuegos,
Cuba, on Monday in which one man
was killed and seven wounded. The
trouble was started in a demand by