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SATURDAY.MAY 20. 1S-JS?.
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Weather forecast for Fred
ericksburo and vicinity.
Saturday fair icith rising
The Free Lance tries to publish com?
munications on every subject and every
side of every ?inestion. Bat such com?
munications mast b?? short. The Free
Lance, however, caunot publish com.
munications on religious topics or quasi
religions ones. Sach as those ran?t go
to tbe religious press.
It is said the Southern Railway ami
Atlantic Coast Line have reached an
agreement to keep out of each other's
That "negro and horse " yarn ex?
planation of Wheeler's not being iu the
Oonfederate reunion procession at
Charleston last week will hardly
''take." It is quite evident, however,
that there was "a nipper in th
pile somewhere. ' '
"Our duties are not only danger ?us,
bat very hard and tryiug t<> our pa
tienoe. Scar?*ely a day passes that we
do not walk eight or teu miles iu the
heat, rain and mud, through brush and
jangle, chaiing the bamy little Taj
This is the description by a private
soldier of the way the war is conducted
in the Philippines. Kvidently it is no
On Thursday, the l**-th, the day the
disarmament p?-ace conference assembled
st the Hague, President McKinley
sent the Czir of RuseltPa telegram,say?
"On this day of givd omen, I send
my heartfelt congratulations on the
opening of the conference at The
Hague, which had its origiu in the en?
lightened and generuus initiative of
Your Majesty. ' '
The St. Loui9 Republic thinks tin- ac?
tion of Immigration Oommissioner
North, in preventing ten Filipiuos from
landing at San Francisco on the ground
that th.v are alien contract la
appears to call In question the validity
of the #20,000,(WO purchase which the
administration made from Spain. The
Republic suggests that this is asaqua-i
denial of American sovereignty in the
Philippines. Either this oomrnl
er's ruling is in error, the Republic
urges, or "the proceedings in the Phil?
ippines are illegal. "
This Is one of the curious oontrsdio.
tlons of the war.
At the Roanoke Democratic Conven
tion in ';?? the vote, on practically th
questions that were considered by th
recent May Senatorial conference, a
Riohmond, was 009 ayes to S.">0 nay?
or a majority of 241 in the negative
According to the Washington Post'
count there were at no time over 51
present at the May conference. So tha
the May conference was l?0 short of th
vote in the Roanoke convention. Th
Roanoke convention was assembled]?
obedience to the party's call. Thi
Richmond conference was a voluntar;
assemblage. There is a strong senti
ment in Virginia back of the Rich
mond conference, but it does not seen
to represent the views of a majority ol
the Virginia Democrats. That is abon
the strongest way.it seems to The Free
Lance, that the case can be put.
Yes ; it is a prime fact that the Roa?
noke convention pronounced against a
State primary election for the nomina?
tion of a senator ; but it also pronounced
in favor of State conventions nomluat
ing senators. This it did by making
the Hon. John W. Daniel our nomine?
for tbe next senatorship to fall vacant.
And thus it Bet a precedent, which i
knew would be oft-quoted.
Now, though there may be two opin
ions as to whether our State Commute*
ought to call a State convention
whether it would be good policy to do s<
?there can be no question at all thai
snob a convention, if called, would I?
fully authorized to act?i. e., to name
the candidate of our party lor the nex
This is rather far fetched, if the Dis
patch will permit us A case to tx
a precedent must at least have the samt
facts as the one to which it is sought
to be applied or else some facts some?
where in common. Now the Dispatch
knowe that Daniel not only had no op?
position for renomination but that the
oonnties and newspapers in Virginia
vied with each other iu declaring foi
Daniel. Martin is very far from
being as popular as Daniel was and
there is anxiety to defeat him. Surely
there ic no parallel. The Dis?
patch ssys that the state convention
would be fully authorized to aot. Yes,
and it noted at Roanoke and after full
argument and sgainst the Dispatch's
- view. Of course another convention
of the Democratio party can do as it
pUassa. That statement requires no
ainimant tn tianlr it
Senat >r Daboe?of Kentnoky, repnbH
cm. called on the census superinten?
dent recently and told him timt if tbe
supervisors and enumerators in hie
State wen- not appointed from the re
publican party there would !>?? no use
iu trying to msintsln a republican
organ i/..it i ni m that State any longer
He was told there was reason in what
he ?aid and the President would be in?
formed of it. but the law provided that
oensuc takers should be non-partisan
Mr. Deboe also had a conference with
his coll? ague, Senator Lindsay, di oto*
crut, and told him he was willing thai
h?< should appoint the supervisor in his
own district, but Mr Lindsay replied
that he wouldn't think f such ?itlnng ;
that he would have half of them, was
sure the President would allow him
thflt many, and that he would have no
no more conferences with him an that
SUbj Ot -Wash. Oorr, Alex (?az.-tte
S i it will be seen that the democrats
will get half of the supervisors snd half
of the enumera! n ?
Mr ,-) ihn T. I larris t .Ir , was the
delegate from this entity to the M ?y
Conf?rent*?' in Riohmond Mr Hirns
is one of our most highly intelligent
ami patriotic citizens, and could not
staiui Bryanlsm In 1896, bul voted
for l'aimer and Buokner. ?Spirit
of the Valley.
If we are to judge by the acti >n of
the May conference in shelving ? res >
lutiou endorsing the Chicago platform
there must have been quite ?\ number
of delegates to that conference who
did not understand Bryanisra Stsun
There are a great many who will not
stand Bryan, it is believed, if he shall
.mated in l'.hH).
"Japan l? building or baa jn?t oom
pleted fifty-two warships, comprising
four battleships, six Cus? clase ariiior.'d
cruisers, thirty torped I u? and a
do/en deetroyeta It is not likely that
Japan will build any in >re for a time.
Their navy is for defensive purp sea
Japan has three dock yards m which
sh" can build battleships, but, sin
has to go abroad for materials
ALLEGED SLIGHT TO WHEELER
Boy Took General's Eorie to Wroig
Eou-e. and Stayed There
Jacksonville. Fla . May I*- \
to the Times-Union and Oitisen from
Tallahassee says : The alleged slight?
ing of General Joseph Wheeler at Char?
le?! 'ti OU Wednesday lust is explained
by C 1,'iiel 1* red K ibinson, of the adju?
tant-general's stall', as f ?llowi 'lie: -
eral Wheeler was not in the parade be?
cause the negro boy who was sent to
carry hi? horse to him. through Inat?
tention Of natural stupidity, carried
the home to the wroog number, and
remained there holding th" horse, until
the procpssion was over "
\r? tbe Fii.p:nos Suing for P seal
The Washington, I). 0., Tin
Thursday publishes an exclusive cubic
dispatch from Manila reporting the
presence of Aguinaldo and his cabinet
at San Isidro directly before the cap
f that city by General Lawton,
and the decision of the insurgent leaders
to send a commission to gen? ral Utis
and sue for peace, was confirmed by
orririal advices received at thi War
Gen, (Jtis wired from Manila as
''Representatives Insurgent cabinet
and Aguinaldo in mountains twelve
miles north San Isidro, which abandon?
ed loth inst, will send In commission
tomorrow t?> seek terms of peace. Ma
j irify of force confronting MacArthur
ut San Fernando has retired to Tarlac,
tearing up two miles of railway. This
fore- has decreased to about 2,800
S outing partie? and detachments mov?
ing today in various directions. Kobbe,
with column at Candaba on Rio Grande;
great majority inhabitants of provinces
ovar which troops have moved anxious
for peace , supported by memlwrs in?
surgent cabinet ; aspect of affairs at
present favorable. "
Outranked By Hopkins
Admiral Dewey will be the rankin
naval oilier afloat at every port vvher
he may stop on his voyage hotne.eithe
on the Asiatic or European ?tation?
with the exception of Malta, wher
the British Metliterranean lient is no\
assembled under commaml of Sir Job
?. Hopkins, K. 0. P.. commanding tlia
station. Should the < Uympia anchor pi
route in the waters where the fiag o
Admiral Hopkins is displayed, Ad
mirai Dewey must first salute the Brit
inn admiral, as his commission is jon
ior to that of the British admiral Ad
mirai Hopkins will respond in tha
event with a full admiral's salute,eacl
officer being entitled to the same nnm
ber of guns.
Admiral Hopkins is the only nava
officer of his rank, with the exceptioi
of Admiral Dewey, flying his fla?.
afl >at. No foreign government excep
Great Britian maintains higher nava
ranks than those of rear-admiral anc
A Del?gate to the t'zir
The Southern Baptist Convention a<
Louisville, Ky. , last Monday appointee
ex-Mayor Davidson, of Baltimore, tc
represent the Southern Convention ir
the delegation of English-speaking
Baptists which will personally petitior.
the Czar of Russia to put a stop to the
persecution of Russian Baptists. II
has been determined by the Baptisl
Union of Great Britain and Ireland tc
seek an interview with the Czar for the
purpose of interceding on behalf of the
persecuted people, and it is desired by
the Baptist Union of Great Britain
and Ireland that there shall be a joint
delegation from the United States and
Great Britain for this purpose.
Georgians to Michlgandori
Savannah, Ga.,May 18?The Thirty
first Michigan, Col. Cornelius Gardner,
was mustered ont here yesterday. The
Michigan men have made a fiue im?
pression and the officers were present?
ed with a loving cup by members of
tne First Georgia, with whom they
were brigaded one year ago.
Hon. W. L. Wilson, of Washington
and Lee University, has been selected
by the Regent* of the Smithsonian
Institute, of Washington, D. 0., to
represent that institution at the cen?
tenary celebration of the Royal Institute
of Great Britian, in London, begin,
ning June 5 next. Mr. Wilson is one
of three delegates who will represent
tho United States on that occasion.
Chairman Ellyson will call a meeting
of the Virginia democratic committee
to oonsider tho question of calling ?
convention or primaries to nomln <w
U. 3. ?Senator.
Tin? Baltimore Ban says: "The war
we im- uaryiug on against our
r 1" I?' m the Philippines resem
ble? oloaely the devastating svar
Spain was carrying on in Cuba when we
interfered Spain \v;is blamed fir kill
111 Cuban patriots, arresting Industry
and commerce,devastating the oountry
and making si ,w progresa in tho
Philippinen we h a v- killed far more? f the
unlives than Spain ever killed in Cuba
und us s une of our soldiers report thai
no quarter !? given lo the Filipinos,
we oannol olaira much superiority to
Spain In th?? p uni uf barbarity. We
destroyed innumerable towns, destroy?
ed orops and m ule i ? r. - diffi mil r>r tho
surviving Filipino non-ooinbatanti
Of eiuiisi? the oommeroe of tho Islands
is seriously interfered with We bate
not been at upen w:ir with the nu
tives for three vu- .is Spain w.is m
Oubli, bul wo are evidently making
dow progress toward subduing them
Scattering hi? organised armies mily
reduces Aguinaldo to the position
Gomez occupied t ft y.trs ns a bush
whacker, In this role Gomez Inflicted
is un h hurt opon the Bpanish us if he
hud fought pitched battles Duly on?
thing Is lacking to perfecl Ihe parallel
This is th.it tiier?* is no great p.iwei
nt-iir tin? Philippines to interfere to stop
5'iecn Vuluria'** Farewell
Tin? Washington, D c , 8tur of Thurs?
day Myi ? Queen Victoria yesterday
participated In whal Is believed in Eng?
land to 1-e her law? pul.lie function UK
ruler over the great empira. Under
her auapioes ?In- c irner-stoue of tho neu
Victoria and Albert Museum was laid
in I, indon, The ceremonies profoundly
affeoted the people for reasons niiit??
apart from their own signiooanoe, be
cause of tins understanding thai their
queen would no longer be seen on ? ? t *t i -
eiul tJOOtaSiOT?, Sin* will reach the
eightieth anniveraary of her birth Wed?
nesday. She is in feeble health, und
is believed to be growing blind. A
cataract is said to huve developed on
one of her eyes, and a lerioui qu< it! 0
has arisen whether it can be removed
or not, m view ' f her year? These
otrcunutanoM contributed to th
enmity of yesterday's ceremony. The
house of oomoa in* emptied itself In the
face of urgent business In order that it*
members might participate us spectators
in what wus thought to be the queen's
farewell to her p
A V*?ry Vicious N f-ro
Washington, May 18.? Tothe mur?
der -1 Louis R uenstien at Blidell,
Md , and the attempt to murder Mrs
Rosenstein, which may result in her
death, Humphrey Taylor, alias Brown,
colored, y? i Ided the killing
geant Pit/. Paasau, of the Wash
ington polioe force The negro shot
Um police i ffl er while resisting cap
tore, wounding i Iff! ?er i low .it the same
time H- was subsequently captured
and protected from injury fn in a crowd
which threatened him with violence
Tayl r ?i i ?ely n listed arr>-*t, and only
yielded when preparations were made
to burn him out.
The murderer was traced toa bouse
near G?BOrgetOWn when- he wus cap?
The (,'zar'l peace <>'onferescp.
The Hague. May 18.?The Pence (' n
ference opened lure this afternoon. M
De 8tael, Russian Ambassador to
Great Britian, was eleoted president "t
The conference is divided into three
general seotiona One will consider
questions relating to disarmament,
auother to laws i f war mid mediation
and the third to matters relating to ur
A Big Southern Cotton Kill
Oolumbia, S. ( ' , ?May It A dar?
ter has been aske?! tor the Olympia
Cotton Mills, of Columbia, with capi?
tal of 11,000,(MM). The power will be
electricity, furnished by the power
plant on the Columbia cannl It ia
sail the new mill will be the largest
mill in the South, having 104,000 ?pin
dies and 1,900 1 tona The incorpora
tors are Columbia mill and bank presi?
dents and leading business men.
Nati' nal Affair?
Three companies of infantry are to
be sent to Alaska to prevent a collision
between American and Canadian
When Dowey returns to the [Jolted
States McKinley will present to him
the sword authorized by Congress.
Leading shipbuilders are so crowded
with work that they are unable to un?
dertake any new contracts from the
The Next Spf'skcrship
About the speakership of the next
House of Delegates of Virginia The
Richmond Times says :
"Friends of Mr. Saunders are putting
in some good work for him for Speaker
of the House of Delegates. There are
influences at work for him that will
make his contest with Mr. Bryan in?
Dewpy, Schley Ami Sampson
Norfolk, Va , May 18 ?Mrs.. John
O'Koefe last night presented her hus?
band with three sons. The pround
fath.ir named them Dewey, Schley and
Baltimore is to enjoy the prestige of
an international wedding next month
when Miss Claire Patterson, of the fa?
mous old Maryland family of that
name, will be the bride, aud the groom
Count Oae-iare di Oontwiba, of Milan.
The reception naturally will be a bril?
A novel contest m\y be witnessed in
Louisa this year. Former Senator W.
E. Bibb and his brother, James E. Bibb,
editor of the Louisa News, both want
to go to the House of Delegates. It
looks as if the brothers would contest
with each other for the Democratic
Frank W. McCarthy, a colored man,
died at Albany, Oa., the other day,
and his funeral was attended by an im?
mense concourse of both whites and
blacks. ' The town has a population of
about 8,000, nnd 'every store and oflloe
in it' was closed during the time of
the funeral in honor of the dead man.
McCarthy was the most influential
?negro in the county, 'industrious, hon
jest, respectable' snd he 'never dsbbled
u pol it ios. '
Agulti ildo Upheld
\ Bonferanos of member of the snti
Imperialist Leugne was held Sl Young'
11 ti I, li,?ton, on Tuesday The even
of the meeting was a strong address de
livered by ex-Gov. Bontwell, Preeldenl
of the nut l -Imp? -n ?list LesgUC, in WhlOt
ho upheld the position of Aguinuhl?
and snswered ?3? iiretsry Long
Winslow Warren presided, mu? aftei
tin? Sot'.etary had read a number of
letters ooiumending the cease, ei-Uov.
BoutWbll was Introduced, Before read
ing his paper.be said thai the Urs? p,?rt
of what he was abonl to nay h mi been
submitted to the executive committee
of the league and bad been approved by
its members, ? i thai In come respecte
it might be taken us the voice of the
(Si Oov, Bontwell beg?sn by denying
the charge that the cntl'Imperislisl
League organization was engaged in
Improper deslingswith the ermy in the
Philippines, but itated thai it was the
purpose ol the league ''to bring the
ermy oui of the Philippine? by quiet
Influence of the American people at
home, acting through the channel? of
intercourse and oommuninatinn; but,
falling in thai i flTort, as t r?? l we may,
then we propose to ? tact ??- to summon
the ermy from the Philippines by the
authority ol the votes of the American
people, and without thought a? to the
oonarquenoec to men, to ?administra
tions, to political parties, or toques*
tiens of domestic concern. "
SWS Ai.riNAI.lMi IS IN TIIK RUHT
After some further referenoe to ti
Willi, In \?'l ll the leugne is eiigllgei
the stM-ak'-r entend opon a disousoln
of the subject of imperialism,taking n
the most recent development In th
Philippin?' situation lie said :
?'if the opinion of one person up"
the question whether tin- President i
tin? United States or Aguinaldo i- i
the right is nf any value to the advi
cates of imperialism, i um prepared t
make answer Tin? President assorti
right to govern others, a right whli
baa never been possemed lawfully i>
any one, und which has never I.D Bl
eroieed through fear, fraud, force, an
wur. As between Aguinaldo and th
President, Aguinaldo is in the righ
and tin? President Is in tin? wrong
Aguinaldo can only bring the \s.ir t
an end by the surrender of all right I
self-government in himself and in hi
people, Ulld by the recognitl' II ' !
right m the President to govern und t?
tax 8,000,000 Filipinos m whateve
manner shall to him seem eipedienl
?x-Gov Boutwell pointed oui somi
of the differences between the claim
i f the United States upon tin- Philip
pines and tin se of I-!","'. md ipon tin
Amerlc ?:-. c '? nies
SECRETARY LONG CRITICISED
Taking up Secretary L og's intima
tlon that the Philippines might be givei
irnmenl similar t > th se t th?
Territories "f the Unit? d
speaker enumerat? t the privi?
leges which tin? Terril tries enjoy, ami
asked what the reply nf Amen ?un ci".
7. -us wound be to the proposition t>
endow 8,000,000 Malays and theii
posterity through uil lime with a right
of competition and equality.
Mr. Boutwell held that the Iniquity
of Imperialism was bearings harvest of
evil in many quarters, In supp trt I
which statement be cited recent events
in Samoa and Hawaii
The speaker in closing directed the
thought of th?- audience to the changed
n-lations which would have resulted
from a willingness on the part of
George III and th?- British Ministry t"
co-operate with the American colonies
in establishing self-government) und
pointed out how, from the possibility
of establishing such relations with the
Philippines, their friendship had been
lost to the United States, and the only
possibility for peaceful conditions re?
maining was in the Opportunity pre?
sented uf abandoning claim to juris?
diction and the tender of aid without
positive obligation In the establishment
of an independent government.
Bishop Leonard on Polygamy
Cleveland, May 18 ?" Polygamy i
being practised all over this countiy,'
were the word? used by Bishop (?Minan
in his annual address before the Chit
Episcopalian Convention at Trinit*.
Cathedral as he denounced divorces
" The good people of the United Statei
are raising a great hue and cry," sai?
the Bishop, "against tho admission ol
a member of Congress who is a poly
gamist. Polygamy has lieen practicer
all over the country. Things havt
come to such pass that the flimsiest pre
text is made the means of securing t
divorce. A slight quarrel or misesabb
lust is alike mad"' a means to thi.
Bishop Leonard said that he wanted
the church laws made so severe that a
divorced person cannot be remarried at
all by an Episcopalian clergyman He
admitted that the system he advocated
would cause great suffering among
many who are worthy and innocent ol
wrong intent, but the times, in his es?
timation, are so out of joint that the
most radical measures must be taken
to provide against utter degeneracy.
Mr. William L Clarke, Jr., a native
of Frederick county, bacheen elected
professor of statue and common law in
Washington and Lee University.
The fine bam on Col. R H Dulany's
?'No. 0. farm, near I'pperville, was
destroyed by fire, together with six
valuable horees, and other property.
Lieut. A. M. Shipp, of L?>xington,
has been assigned t<? the Twentieth
Regiment, U. IS Infantry, and has
started to join his command in the
The Protestant Episcopal clergy of
the Diocese of Alabama have requested
the resignation of Rt. Rev H M. Jack?
son, Bishop Coadjutor of Alabama. This
action was taken at the Episcopal State
Oounoil, which recently met at Annis*
ton, in that State.
Rev. Dr. John F Cannon, of Mis?
souri, was electet moderator of the
thirty-fifth General Assembly of the
Southern Presbyterian Church, which
in Richmond on Thursday. The new
moderator is about fifty years old and
is the pastor of Grand Avenue Church
St. Louis. He is a native of North
Carolina, and for a time had charge at
I-eesburg, Loudnun county. He is re?
garded as one cf the ablest pulpit orators
in his church in the South.
Mrs. Dora Rosenstein did Thursday
night at the Maryland University Hos?
pital, in Baltimore, of wounds inflicted
by a negro in her home at Slidell, Mont
gomerv county, Md., early laat Satur?
day morning. Taylor, negro, confessed
in Washington that he had killed Mrs
Rosenstein after Brown killed her hna
band. Taylor is the same man who
killed a Washington police sergeant
Wednesday evening snd wouuded a po
WOO! TO SUCCEED BROCKE
Lee N;t Made Gsvernnr '?onerai Ho
Cuuse of I'oUlit'B
(Weshington Oorreapondence I'hiladnl
phis Times i
The c mitt i ni In ' lobs are cansino
eoosldarable appr?hension In lbs wui
Department, and II is rnranri il thsl
(Jeneral Brooke li t" be recelled and th?
position of Military Governor be given
to (Jeneral Leonard W.I, who has ?
successfully governed the province ol
(Jeneral Ssngullly, who msnipnlsted
the Ouban Assembly so aoccessfully, is
regarded as >, politicien too shrewd for
(Jeneral Brooke to cope with, s.?n
gnilly is mote Influential with tbs
lubsn |-loft? i? and Intrigui i ?than ? len?
eral Gomes has been, and tbe condi'
tions existing In llsbans are regarded
? ?? Icrgely due to Ins manipulations
General Pitshngh Lee is known to
army otlicers to be exceptionally well
equipped for the military governorship,
but that position will not be given to
him bacanss n( political consideration?
General l/ee has been practically with'
nut a command ever ?nice he went to
Habana the l??t time 11" is without
authority and spparently withonl In
The Bert Sugar Imluetry.
The Baltimore Sun says :
"If rece?? ligures of the profits of th
beet sugar indii-try m the West are o i
r.-ef. fjov. '1'.inner ?hoald be connu- in
l?i| f >r recent Veto of ?i lull passed h
the Illinois Legislature giving a bounl
00 sugar beefs lie did so oil tli
ground that tin- cultivation of tin- bet
cm he made profitablewithoul ah' nut
ami that tin? proteotioo afforded by th
customs duties is sntii it nt Some <
the Western papers are giving tin- M
pern nee of farmers in this matter, un
the returns they Indioate are cerfainl
a gnat temptation to engage m lugl
beet culture ll.u- at GleucOO, Minn
two large farms planted in sugar beel
fielded fifteen tons per sere, wort
f i 60 per ton, ' r *''?? 50 per acre Th
f i nltivatiou h much hi avier the
that of win II ? per air,- Imf i
leaves s pr? tit "f .?:,n T.". per acre, whir?
ls titraorriinary f"r Minnesota Neigh
h iring land plant, d lo wheat, an
which yielded th<? very large (Top i
twenty live bushels per acre, brought
profit of only f?? 87, or less than "ne
fifth what the I" et- bl
The Dewey Hums
I h.k A Vanderlip, <'bsirman, A4
? -? re? -.i vil reasurj Ub trl?
II. Allen, Assistant Secretary "f Navy
1 lenrj 0 Uorbin, Adjutant < le?era! o
Aimy; Perry S Heath, l*t AstUtan
utter i " ueral I. ;i? n !.
i'f-.i-un-r "i the Fund, and Treasure
of tin? United States, have i
.1 f >r funds to buy ? I ? wej
They say ''subscriptions may besen
at one?- to the treasurer of this fand a
the Treasury Department, Washington
i> <' Ti mil irary receipts will in
promptly returned, and ss soon asi
c m in- prepar.-d u duplicate of the ?am?
date und number, bearing a tine pot
trait of Admiral Dewey, will In- fir
warded to every sul- riher.
"Immediate response will enable tin
national committee to c UVey to Ad?
miral I)??wey as SOOU u- In- lands prac?
tical evidence that the American peo?
ple have prorided for him a borne at
the nation's capital
"The committee Invites the news*
papers of the country and the <; \.-r
nor? of all tin? States to co-operate in
Wade Ilimptun Dcclin-i
0 iiimi'ia. s i; , m ?y i, Qen Wade
?amptoo has written to the people of
the State, in which feelingly and grate
fully In- declines to accept the h une it
wus ptopoatd to build for him, replar
nig tin-home recently destroyed by
fire. Hi* says tin- reward of a oitiseo
who has dOM work for the State is
"Well done, good and faithful servant,"
lie siid he prizi'd th-- people's com
mendation more than any gift.
Clash With Cuba Feared
At the Southern Baptist Convention
in Louisville, Ky , Monday night Bev.
Dr. W. D Powell, for many years a
missionary in _exi3o, but who three
months ago went to Cuba, spoke of the
condition of the missionary wi?rk on
that island. He deplored the clash be?
tween Gen, Brooke and Gomel He
compared the struggle of (Juba for free?
dom to the war of this country with
England, and feared a clash of arms
now between the Cuban and American
Bev. Mr. Mosely, another missionary
from (Juba, followed, endorsing what
Dr. Powell ?aid.
Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure.
EM P. B.vnrOPK, of Avoca, N. Y., a
veli nui of Un- :ird N. Y. An ?llery rind
for thirty years of the H.-ils-is-k A
Munsel Carriage Co., of Auburn, say?: "I
writ*' to express my gratitude for the ml rar -
lous beiietit received from I?r. Mile?' II. art
Cure. I suffered for y?ars, a? result of army
life, from sciatica wlilcli a?Tecteil my h"art
In the worst form, my limbs swelled from
Iks ankles up. I bloated until I ?nwaaaba?
Ui button my clothing; had sharp p ins
alwmt the heart, ?mothering ?pells and
shortness of breath. For three months I
was unable to M?' down, ami all the sl?ep I
got was in au arm rhalr. I was treated by
the bast doctors but gradually grew worse.
About ay?'ar .iL-o I commenced taking Ilr.
Miles' New Heart Cure and It saved my life
?a If by a miracle."
l>r. Miles' "temedlos
%ru ?old h. all drug?
gists under a positive
Kuaramee, Brut bcttl?
benefit? or monov *e
fui.d. d. Hook on
?a-?????? o! tbe bean . ,d
nerves free. Addi-etia,
DB. M1LK0 V Bl?lUAX ?O., Klknart, lad.
/,i tht Voter? of ? i-urttund UUtrU ?,
, ,iu",i i .mur,,
fielding to the solicitation of man
friends i hereby sunounoemycelf coai
did ?te fot Supervisor and auk ?OUTCO]
port at the approaching elertion
you honor me with tl.Mice I promu
a faithful, efficient and satisfactory ill
charge ?f tin? duties of the same
111\ I ni George W. Pal.
I,, tht l irf? '- "' .?/- ' ' ?My:
Pellow-Ultisens: With feidings ?
gratitude to yuu for the very geueroi
expression of your continued confident
ami kindness in the past, 1 hereby m
n unce myself a candidate for tl
position of (Jl.'rk of the Oourtc of th
county, und nioMt respectfully ask ym
support. Should it be your pleasure i
recommit this trust to my hands,
shall bo very thankful to you ; an
promise to use my best effort? to faitl
fully and competently discharge tl
iiiitn - of the ofltae.
.1. I' II Urismond,
April IKth, 1899
lilectioii May i ,th, 1899,
For Comrmsaioner of Revenu?
/,. il,. Voten "! XpoUfttantn
I hereby announce myself a candida)
for the onice of (Jomralesione* of Kev?
nue for St (ieorge's district, in yon
county, si the eleotlon to N? held Us
1899, and usk ymir sii|ip??rt. I
elected 1 promise a faithful dlsohsrg
of the duties of the ofllee,
lip?! Id T. I'. l'ayii?'
/,, In? VtAfTt ,,/ >'|inf.|//r.min.
I aniioiiiice myself a candidate fn
Onmmiaeioner of Revenus In st Georg
district, in ymir county, ut th<- elect i 01
to |?- held on the J ith day of May
1 am grateful for the g?neros
support of my friends in tin? past, am
if elected shall endeavor by a faithfu
and impartial ?lischarge of tin? ilutie
of the ofliae to merit the approval 0
spll'td M. I. Yotaog.
1 u(,,. ,,; >;,,,?-|,'i-,oo.i:
I respectfully announce uiyseli a can
didaie fi i re-eleotloo to the office u
Treasurer. 1 am very grateful to m
friends for the generous support of th
past, and earnestly solicit their suppor
al tin? approaching election May -.'?ih
W. G. Dillurd.
?jiiif-l/ii'-oiiii fVmi ';/
Not doubting that 1 can well ?li??
charge the duties "f county attorney f,,
the coining four years, 1 ask you ti
vote for me.
,?[ 18-td J. L I'owell.
For Commonwealth's Attorney.
To tht ? mie Coasts :
Having been appointed by the Oountj
?'oiirt as Commonwealth's Attorney t,
lili outthe unexpired term of A li
KaWlingC, dc eased, Slid being urg?i
by many citizens fr im all put?, of th?
county to beonme a can il ? ite for elec
tion on the ?15th of May, f??r th" fnl
term beginning luly 1st, 1899, I deein
iv if u be youi pleasure to elect m<
10 this position ot ?ru??, I ?hall perforn
the duties of the i Hice with protnptlK-s
fidelity and Impartiality.
apl ltd !.'?'? J. Grave?
I announce myself a candidate forre
election for Sheriff of Spotsylvanii!
County. Thanking you kindly foryoui
past i>utfrage, I resi?ectfully ask your
support in th?? approaching election.
May Soto, iv?:', promising, if elected,
to discharge the duties of the ? thee t<
the best of my ability in the future, as
I have endeavored to do in the pa?t
apl l-td T. A. Harris.
To li" 1 oterS <>i Carolin- '
I hereby announce myielf an Inde?
pendent candidate for the otllce of
Commissioner of the Revenue for dis?
trict No. 1, at the election which will
take ?plane on Thursday, May :.'.">, 1889,
and I respectfully ask for your sup?
port, ?ml I also respectfully ask my
friends to take no part in the Demo?
cratic primaries M the Id ?lay of May.
If elected, I promise a faithful,
honest, and impartial discharge of the
duties of the ollice.
B. I4. ?.illins.
To tht Voters of < aroline ( b.
Thanking you for your highly ap?
preciated rapport in the past, 1 hereby
announce myself a camlidate for re?
election to the otates of Commissioner
if the Hevenue in district No. I.
Should you again favor me with the
office, I promise the same faithful and
efllolent discharge of the duties as in
Very respectfully yours,
T. H. Klauton.
To the. Voters of Caroline:
I am a candidate for the otllce of
Coiiiinissiom-r of Hevenue,District No
1, in Caroline county at the election
May 2.ith,and will be grateful for your
rote and influence. I am now making
an active canvass of the county, and
will be glad to see all my friends.
J. R. Rroaddus.
Jan. 17. 1890.
To the Voters of Caroline :
In announcing myself a candidai
for the oflice of (Join mon wealth's Al
torney, at the election to tabn piar
on Thursday, May 2.th, 1899, I woul
express my gratitude for the generot
support Riven me by your favor yeai
ago. If elect?'d, I promise you a fait!
ful discharge of the duties of the ol
J. H. DeJarnette,
To the Voters of Caroline :
Bowling Green, Va.,
March 28, 181??.
I announce myself a candidate fc
re-election to the office of Olerk of th'
Circuit Court at the election to tak
place on Thursday, the 25th day o
May, 1809. I desire to return to m;
fellow-citizens sincere gratitude for tin
generous support received in the past
and solicit their support in the ap
proaching election, and, if elected,
promise a faithful, honest and impar
tial discharge of the duties connect?e
with the otHce.
Thomas W. Valentine
To the Voters of Caroline :
I take this opportunity of returning
to yon my grateful thanks for the kind
support you have often given me in the
past. No man ever had truer friend?.
I respectfully ask your support in the
coming election, promising if returned
to the Treasurer's oflice to lend all of
my efforts to make you a faithful pub?
lic servant, realizing when I have done
this,I have only done my duty.
my2-td O. T. Smith.
re ihr TmUrt of Caroline County:
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for the oflice of County
Treasurer, and cordially invite your
support, promising if eleoted to carry
out the requirements of the office.
E. M. Coliman.
To the nun of Caroline County:
| Thanking you for your highly ap?
preciated support in the past, I hereby
announce myself a candidate for re
Wh Iiiivi* lin* right Ribbons i,,i- Siinini
Wi* Lave the; riglil Kit ?lion*. Un .In.
\\'i? Iiiivi* tin* righl Ifililmiis foi ?- linn
VV? nave ill?* righl Uibbons foi I!
\V?' liave Mi?- righl llihbon ? for I
Wi- nave anything sty li?li anil |
\\'?* :n>* Bhowing iliis week _'.? Iiaiidaonn*
Btj l"S, vi-iy lint-, ?VOI
-> handsome styles Grenadine pffect,
worth IS ?-?ni-, m him.I
some styles, worth 15 cents, al lo, Many
very liandt-om?- (JKNLI I IAN
Dl KS, 20 ?hiii grade, al i
I)..ii*i think of buying a I'Mjl K
until \ ? ,
Don't Buy Any
Pry goods without Boeing on i stock and - Iti
IP Vol DO you will l.H sorry.
C. W. JONES
We have just opi-ui?! Il
finest line of OXFORD Til
shown. They were made to on
us by the best factory and we ca
commend them highly for ?t
They are made on "Bull Dog, " and
Opera" and ''Common Sense t.
and E. lasts.
SMITH & COGHILL.
?11 B. ?-Street Ki?
SMITH & COGHILL
The Excelsior Roller Mill 5
GILT EDGE FAMILY. HIGH GRADE F AMI! Y
HIGH GRADE EXTRA. CHOICE FAMILY
FREDERICKSBURG EXTRA FLOU;
lis irtMle 1/OW for QsSB). <i
w?: O. K. Ksinlly, 60 cent? \*
iU below li. U. Kim.
C. H. PETTIT. PROPRI
?11 of which will im offeretl to the utwle i?ow for ('??). d ft
Bchiklnlcof flour I? a? follow?: 0. K. Kamlly, 60 oint? i*
? titl KrivlKriflkibiira; Kxtr? 30 cenU below U. U. Kim .
THERE ARE SHOES AND SHOES
From the way nur binon?*?? ha? steadily inert? isnl it provestbst we sn? Riving
good valut-s iu fnotwear. It has always been oar Aim to soil 8b ir Oai
SHOES. SLIPPERS AND OXFORDS
were never better than tht^y an? this mm n Try u. p.tir.
Member J. ? U. A. M.
J. F. BROWN.
Sleet toa t<? theollhe of Commissioner i
the Hevenue in District No. I. Sh<ml
you again favor me with the ollice
promise the ?ame faithful ami sffloiM
discharge of the duties a? in the past.
Very respectfully yours,
myll-td Hubert S. Uravatt.
I'ntli, lut.ri of Carolina County:
Highly appreciating your support i
the pa?t, I announce myself a candidat
for re-election to the office of Sheritl
Should yon again honor nie with th
iilllce I shall endeavor an heretofore f
perf<irm thedutie? of the position faith
fully, honesflv and impartially.
myll-'d T. H. Gill.
To the Voters of Carotins :
I am a candidate for Conimissione
of Revenue for District No. 1 of 0am
line county at the election which take
place on Thursday, May "??th, IS.m, ?un
respectfully ask for your support, pledg
ing myself if elected a faithful dis
OhaigS of the duties of the oflUw.
ap4 td T. 0. Chandler.
To lh, VoU , - .,/ OStTOHlU I'otLiitii :
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for (Juinuiissiourr of the Revenu?
in District No. i and solicit your sup?
port at the approaching election. May
25. Should you elect me I promi.-?- u
faithful, honest and satisfactory dis?
charge of all the duties of tho olllce.
Very truly yours,
myll-td L .) Bead.
To Ihr l'"f. Ti of Stagnai Count u :
Thanking you for your generous sup?
port in the pant, and soliciting a con?
tinuance of the same, I hereby announce
myself a candidate for re-election to the
office of Clerk of Court?. Should it be
yonr pleasure to re-elect me I promise
a faithful and efficient discharge of all
the duties of the position.
ap23-td C. A Bryan.
To the Voters of Stafford :
I hereby announce myself a candi?
date for Clerk of Stafford Connty and
Circuit Courts. I earnestly ask the
support of all my friend?, promising, if
elected, to discharge the duties of the
olllce faithfully and impartially.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
foi Commonwealth'? Attorney of Staf?
ford county, and respectfully solicit the
support of all my friends. If elected I
will discharge the duties of the oflice
impartially and to the best of my
ability. G. B. Wallace,
'Suramer Se h rol Of Lufa ic
From .lune ,",th to Beptem
plications w ill be re elvi i i? an) time
j by b'tter. la can : Mr K I. Kirnl
| and In person after .?une in and pnpil?
assigned f r Instruction in Piano, or
1 gan, Voiie, II inn my, etc. DRAW?
ING. POINTING UNO DEC?
ORATING ??' clin i lit. ?
Mrs. Bannorn Voto?, and
wood, Art. Circulai? , f
re i ? I v dune 1st,
W. M BAN??
in cue ,,i Mr K i Km \
A I'opulist Ai?lresi
If sntnc cuy, If ? , May is An ed
drssa te the Populists of the conn i
been issued by tie national organisa?
tion commit????? of th? Party,
with the indorsement of t
bisiies, wh ee ' mm i
the Populist pirty in the middle of the
mad, avoiding fusion *ifh oihei
tical parties, iverywhen-, bad bean In
not harinouy among these middl
the-road leader?, ami only
and heated ?
A hard fight was m ids t
ladorseoMnt of Wbartoa Marker sad
Ignatius Donnelly fot President ?and
Vice President in 1800, but this the
committee re?-i.?? d lo r COmBaMd A
thorough organization of the nmi
the-roader? in ev-ry M tion of the OOUU
try is urged, with the nnilcr standing
that they shall enter the next national
campaign with the present l'opuli
ganization, but th.it wherever fusion
?hall gain the day, v.hetlur in county,
State, or national convention, the mid
dle-nf-thc roaders shall bolt, and In gin
au active campaign t > ? ,rry out their
The allege?! fu?n nist tendencies of
Marion Rutlei, Cliairmm of the I'.ipu
list National Committee, are provided
against in a clause which anth
the national organisation oommitt?
call s national convention if they ?halt -
be couvincwi that the National Chair?
man or the National Committee are
playing into the bands of the fuaiootata