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THK FREE LANCE publUhed trl-week y
Man independent oewtpaper, 1?located at sub
OommerM (or wuilam tu), Frederlobsburg
Virginia, and is Issued on Tuesday, Thursday
sad Saturday morning? by "The Free
Lan?? N?w?p?p?r, Book art? Jet
Printing C?m?any ?f Fraslarlek?
baar? Virginia."
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AU communication? of every character
should be addressed to "THBfRiB LANCa."
r r-aderloksbnrg, Va.
Weather forecast for Fred
tricksburg and vicinity.
Hain Tuesday, followed by
fair; IS or th east wind*, high
on the coast.
About 6 o'clock Sunday morning a
brilliant rainbow ?panning the north
eru ?ky, an unusal sight at this time of
year, was witnessed. The Weather
Bureau gives warning that a gale Is
coming op the Atlantic coast.
The Presidential train
from Washington en
route to Richmond to the
Shubrick launching will
reach here this morning
about half-past nine.
This is Halloween evening
Hon. T. S Martin claims 100 to US
votes for his re-nomination in the
Democratic legislative caucus next
Thursday, the Sut h of November, ha?
been named by the President as a day
of thanksgiving in the United State?.
Cabo, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the
Philippines. ?Stannton Spectator
Why was Alaska omitted :
Mr. Alvin T. Embrey, preaent and
prospective member of the Legislature
from Frederlcksbnrg and Spotsylvania,
will be re-elected, and without opposi?
tion, as The Free Lance predicted. Mr
Embrey made in the last Legislature a
satisfactory delegate, and should be
voted for by all oar people.
Money is being raised by the Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy and by camp?
of veterans in North Carolina, in aid
of Mrs. "Stonewall" Jackson, who 1?
needy, and in very poor health and al?
most blind, at her home, at Charlotte,
la that State. She Is said to be suf?
fering from an Incurable disease. One
chapter has already raised 1700 for her.
It will be seen that the Northern
Neck News claims that the convention
whioh re-assembled at Downing'?, and
nominated R O. Wellford was "rega?
lar." This the Irvington Citizen and
Chesapeake Watchman deny, and in?
sist on Pinkard's candidacy. The Citi?
zen calls the Downing convention
"farcical'' and "spurious. " The
Watchman call? the meeting at I) awn?
ing's, that nominated Wellford, "the
imaginary convention."
Whatever is, is right, Popa gay?.
When the delegation was made op to
visit President McKinley last Friday,
the ?rst arrangement was that another
and not Recorder and Vice-Mayor Wil?
lis was to be the spokesman, bot the
absence of the first gentleman selected
devolved the duty properly on Vice
Mayor Willie. The duty was well,
efficiently and satisfactorily discharged.
The President after a short skirmish
surrendered to Mr Willis, whom the
Washington Post speaks of as "a stal?
wart looking gentleman of oongenlal
manners." The Vice-Mayor having
captnred the President of the L nited
Sutes and the Washington, D. O., Post,
seems like Dewey, to have established
his fitness for greater h- nor at a not
very distant day.
The President of the United States
will be within our gates today, thongh
only for the briefest stay. He will be
welcomed as the President of the Union
by those who live nnder the same sun
and ?ky that Washington, the first
President,and his venerated mother, In
other days were wont to pass nnder.
He will be welcomed as many of his
predecessors have been, including Jack?
son, Taylor, Flllmore. Pleroe, Grant,
Hayes and Cleveland. Democrat? a?
well as Republicans, those who were
onoe Federal soldiers, as well a? the
old Confederates, they and their de?
scendants will feel honored by Presi?
dent McKinley's sojourn, however brief
It may he. Their weloome will be cor?
dial and sincere, and they serve notice
now,that they will expect fulfillment of
the President's promise to tread oar
soil and taste onr salt next summer,
when the bias of the Army of the
Potomac shall mingle with the gray of
th? Army of Northern Virginia
"The Bettle of Chancellor?
Jackson's Attack." is the title
deeply interesting and instructive
ume of IN pages presented to The
Lance by Gen. John T. Lock m
participant in the battle. The a
of the book i? Augustus Choate Hai
a nephew of the late Hannibal Bl
and formerly Lieut. Colonel and I
oal Inspector in the U B, Army.
Is now the historian of the Dei
Army Oorp?, the coips which m
luted the right wing of Hooker?
at Chaneellorsville; and the objet,
the book is to exonerate that corps
the criticisms and aspersior? that
been, a? he think?, mi st un justly I
ed upon it, a? being respmsible, thr
cowardice aud inefficiency, for the
aster that befell the Federal arm)
that memorable and ?anguiuary I
His defense is confined to the rank
tile and the regimental and 0 *?]
commander?. Howard, the comme
of the Eleventh Corps, and its ilivi
commander?, except Schurz, he (
clses most severely. Hut these are
the only, uor even the chief, obj tC
his oensure. Hooker and In? stall",
Sickles. Warren and Bimey arc the
oial object? of hi? invective. These
up the Eleventh Corps before the l
gressioua! Commission to SiamilM
the c induct of the war, OS Ottlp
and responsible fot the disaster,
from that tune onward, a? I.
tinned to vent their crttiotsmsand a
upou the hapless Eleventh Corps
particularly upon the divisi - '
vr?n's and Schur/., which c mtained
German regiments In this narra
he pay? them back with Interest,
pour? on their devoted heads the \
of hi? vehement denunciation i
indeed,he make? a seemingly uuaus'
able case against them as being an
able to this denunciation, m atten
ing to "shift all blame and error
on the defenseless and friend
Eleventh Corps, to divert atteul
from the real cause," and to cover i
their own "reckless and stupid leac
ship." He stigmatises "Hooker i
his lieutenant? as exhibiting ptofoseii
prejudices, blind ?elf conceit, and
norance of what the enemy wa? doi
and where he was." ipage? -'4, 18,
ol). That they were in ignorance, i
culpable ignorance, of what their adi
sary was doing, and where he was,
psrfectly manifest, since .Si
at 5 o'clock in the evening, w
twenty-thousand men, two ml
away from the main army, on the n
over which Jackson had marched,sei
ing message after message to Hook
that he was getting ready to fall u?
the fugitive Confederates, while Hook
thus deluded, was telegraphi
to Sedgwuk, and the Secret.'
of War, that Lee was
treating upon Richmond, but tt
"Sickles i? am?>ng hi? train? with r
divisions." While these messages a
dispatches were being transmit??
Jackson was falling like a clap of thn
der upon Deven? and Schuizand "pi
verizing them," to use the anthoi
own phrase. The absolute ignoran
on the part of Hooker and his cor
commanders,of the actual state of far.
staggers credulity. The tumult
Jackson's onslaught had been ragii
for nearly an hour around Tolley's ai
Dowdall's, when Hooker, but two mil
distant, wa? serenely unconscious
the calamity, and momentarily expi
ing to bear that Sickles wa? gatherii
the fugitive Confederate? by reg'men
and division?. Here is a picture tl
author paint?: "Hooker sat with Cam
1er and Russell (his aides i, upon tl
porch of the Chancellor House enjoyic
the calm spring evening, and listeniu
to the sounds of the distant cannot
which were undoubtedly from Hardi
way's artillery. It wa? about half-par
six, or near that time, when Russe
stepped out in front of the house, anc
on looking down the road with hi
glass, exclaimed, 'My God, her
they come ' Hooker and bcth c
his officers ?prang upon the!
horses, rode a little distance dow
the road, and met the advance of th
Eleventh Corps stragglers, and fror
them first learned of Jackson's attack. '
But it is npon Sickles that the antho
places the principal blame, and h
charges the " reconnoisance " of tha
officer as " the cause of the failure o
the campaign " (pages 48, 4'.*, 50 > H
" planned the expedition to the Well
ford Furnace and below," and per
suaded Hooker to allow him to mak<
it, and for the purpose took from ?hi
Eleventh Corpa the reserve divisions o:
Birnev and Whipple, and also William?
division of the Twelfth Corps; anc
later on withdrew Barlow's Brigade,
three thousand strong, from near th*
extreme right wing of the Eleventh
Corps, where the onset of the Oonfed
erates was made not an hour after th*
departure of the brigade. These made,
together, twenty thousand men. II
they had not bren thus withdrawn, thf
author maintains that Jackson's attack
would have been successfully resisted.
And yet, says the author, "those whe
were most implicated in the wild goose
chase below the Furnace, and who are
the authors of the misfortunes of the
army, are the foulest in abuse and loud?
est in falehood. " He ascribe? the crit?
icisms and calomnies directed against
Deven?' and Schurz'? division? a? due
to the fact that they were composed of
the German element, and he ?nrely
must have a vigorous strain of German
blood in his vein?, for uone but a veri
table Tent?n would give five year? of
unremitting toil and research (a? he
say? he has done) to ferret ont the fact?
that would enable him to exculpate, this
contingent of adopted citizen-sol liery,
and to ciu*er;z> thus ?avugely Hie de
famers of these "foreigner?," a? they
were derisively called
The writer of this interesting book
lays npon the Confederate general, Col
quitt the blame for Jack?on'? failure
either to capture or exterminate the
entire division? of Devens and Schutz
and to visit a probable disastrous de?
feat upon Hooker's whole army on
that eventful Saturday evening. He
says that Oolquitt, who commanded
the right brigade of Rodes' line of
battle, as he was advancing to the
charge ?truck a picket line of the 55th
Ohio, and at same time espying some
oavalry in federal uniform to his
right, at the Barton farm, conceived the
strange idea that his flank was threaten?
ed by Federal troops advancing from the
direction of the Wellford Furnace He
halted his brigade, changed front to
the south and caused Ramseur's bri?
gade, in his rear, to do the same thing.
This also prevented the Stonewall Bri?
gade, whloh was In reserve, from go
ing foi ward ; and thus seventeen regi
m nt?. were detained for three-quarters
(f an boor, at tin- crit'<ial period when
the retreating Federals had made a
stand on the Talley platean. If these
?.(?venteen regiments bad been at hand
the entire divisions of Deveus and
Schurz would, he saya, have been out
Baoked, enVfl'iped and destroyed or
taken prisoners. This view Is here
brought ont fir the first time. It la
Dot in a plausible way, and may be a
just criticism ; but In no other an
count of the battle, Confederate or Fed?
eral, has it been thus presented. And
there Uagainst it the fact that Colquilt
was up with his command in the as
mult at Dowdtui'B where those divisions
were not totally atinhilated oroaptured
There are some intuor mistakes in
this narrative, as where II o'olock Is
given us the hour where Jackson
was takeu by Fit/. L?ee to the
em i nonce on the Barton farm
from whence he described the Federal
right wing in unsoonsoious security.
not a th ?uiaiul yards away Fitz Lee
says it was 3 o'clock, and so does S P
Hites in bis "Battle of Chancellors
ville " This has been the generally re?
ceived nica It could not have been earlier
than I o'clock, for Jaokaon, on obtain?
ing this view,and realizing that hewaa
not fur BDOQffb to tho 'lank and rear of
the 1'Vderala, hurried hla advance regi?
ment-? mi to th? dirt turnpike. This
was distant from the Hurt.m farm only
a mile and a half, aud the march could
not have consumed more than half a
hour; and on the arrival there of these
regiments Jackson wrote his last dis
patch to Lee, dated '? o'clock.
The author bestows unstinted praloe
upon the military gentas of Le? and
Jackson, aud upon the courage, .lev?
tioti.aud intrepidity of the Oonfiulerate
soldiery, in its ragged olothes, but
it ut n?-.irts and bright muskets It is
to be regretted that he showed poor
taste in the habitual employment, at
this late day, of the w??rd ''rebel," an
otTeusive epithet that has now been
very g*iierallv abandoned by
temperate aud unprejudiced N ?rth
eru writers aud commentators on the
great civil war This civil war he also
characterizes asa "rebellion." But
this opens a controversy, on which The
Free Lance has uo disp ?sition to enter.
"Let us have peace. " Every Intelligent
Southern man, as well as Northern
man, who feels an interest in the true
hi nt ry of the most 'orilliant achieve
ment of the Army of Northern Vir?
ginia, should read this narration of the
thrilling drama at Chancellorsville,
which BBBaaed and electtifle.l the
w eld
0 ngressman John F Kuey, in the un?
avoidable absence of Oongtessnian Jout*
and the stereotyped declination of Sena?
tor Martin, t?? be In Washington for Fred
t??'kfburg, as he was not there toserve
the Richmond delegation, acted as pilot
and c inmittee of arrangements and in?
troduction to the Fredericksborg com?
mittee, which went thither to secure
tbe c ?nsent ?if the President to make a
short stop here today. So efficient and
courteous was Mr. Rixey on that occa?
sion,that if Fredericksburg were in the
Highth district, its delegation to the
Democratic nominating convention
next year, would be unanimous for his
renomination. There are many candi?
dates to succeed Mr. Kixey, but as
every Democratio Oongresaman from
that district siDce the war, has txen
given three terms of service in Con?
gress, it may be that after a number of
favorite sons are grrxmedand entered
for 1'JlX) and receive complimentary
votes in the convention, that they will
be withdrawn and kept in training and
in trim for the race in 11*02. Whilst
The Free Lance haa ocsaaionally criti?
cised Mr. Kixey, candor compela the
paper to say that Mr. Rixey, as a Con?
gressman, has been as tttlcient a mem?
ber as any <?f his predecessors since the
The Republican State committee haa
been in session for two days consider?
ing the iiuestion of tbe appointment of
a deputy collector in Uen. Walker's
district Tnere Is considerable differ?
ence in the ranks of the Republicans in
that sn-tiHii, one of the factions being
opposed to Uen. Walker's prominence
in the party and the other being friend?
ly to him The executive committee
held several sessions, but they were un?
able to agree on tbe matter for which
they were oalled, and as a consequence
the dispute is as far from settlement as
ever. This deputy oollectorsbip will
out an important figure in tbe next
Congressional campaign, and tbere is
no room to doubt that Gen. Walker will
have more and stronger opp ?sition than
ever before
The foregoing ia telegraphed from
Richmond, under date of the '?7th. Juat
think of two dajs spent in settling
"the question of appointing a deputy
collector in Gen. Walker's district
This is the party of Gen. Wickham.
ex-Senator John F. Lewis, ex-Judge
Judge Alev Rives, ex-Judge Ro. W
Hughes and Franklin Steams.
"Shades of the mighty, can it be
That this all that remains of thee. "
Touching the Republican party of
Virginia of this day, Judge Riley.
formerly of Accomao, in a note to the
Alexandria Gazette, aaya:
"Some good friend has written an
article published in a Virginia paper
connecting my name with the oandi
dacy for Congress in tbe First District
of Virginia. To be a candidate for
Congress in the State npnn a Republi?
can platform would be like standing on
the dead body of some cherished friend
The Republican party departed thialife
in the grand old Commonwealth of Vir?
ginia many years ago, and the Democ?
racy of the State last Nov. wrote its
epitaph consisting of three d'a?dead,
delivered and dammed Nothing would
induce me to be a candidate "
Ottoman Mergenthaler, inventor of
the typesetting machine bearing his
name, and which has revolutionized
typesetting throughout the world, died
in Baltimore last Saturday, aged fifty
five years.
Carl Schurz, of New York has, writ?
ten a letter to prominent Georgian Citi?
zens of Oinoinnati, in which he says
that imperialism will be theohief issue
of the next campaigo. He saj it is
more Important to defeat Imperialism
than free coinage cf silver.
May Bolt McKinley.
Tue Addick? Re pabilo sag of Dels?
ware, have a scheme to bring theregu
lar? to terms In this State, and an Inkl?
ing of their pl.aii? given by Dr
Caleb U Lay too, chairman of the
Su??ex I'm n Republican Commit
Ur Lay/ton is one ofthe most oggres
?ive leader? of tin- gas in ?guate in that
State, hoi lately, through in? popar,
the Union Republii in, he ha? taten
urging harmony in Iba rank? of the
party, on the basis of ootnmoa prim?
arie?, each faotlofl to agree to the re
?nlt *f the primaries The regulars,
through thi-ir papers, hue replied to
those suggestion? by bit?t-r attack? upon
Mr Addtohs, w m Byrne, U H Dis?
trict Attorney, and Tboeaos B Oonrsey,
the oldest Republican In lbs st.it--,
both publishing lett'-is denouncing the
Union Republican?
The regular leader? have also said, on
the quiet, that tll'-ie Would bO HO OOfl
?ideratlou of harmony until after the
next national oonventloo It in their
present plan to hi Id o state convention
of their own and t I send a solid lie
Kinley delegation to the next national
convention Tin? would prevent Ad?
dick? men getting rec ignition from
the natlou.il convention, and would
give the regulars s ohaa w to deal with
the AddlckS ?"- ?pie at an advantage
L)r. Laytoti, m discussing the matter
says: "I know of thr e votes McKinley
will not get. a? sure as the huh root
thl? morning " When asked whose
they were, the county ohairmi
plied ? Why, the three fotes for Del i
wan- " He added emphatic ill]
the I'uinn Republicans would not sup?
port IfcKiulev Prooidentiol el
and if the regular? should Vote for the
AddlokoolectOTS li'-it year the?
tors, should the Bleotorol Oollege be
olo#e. would n it v ite for President M
Kinley were he the Republican nom?
inee The i) otor would not aay that the
elector? would v ite fot the Dem ?> rotlc
candidate for ['resident Other Union
Republican leaders are ggpreosj |
?ame views as Dr Lo]
The regular? declare It Is ?imply g
threat to bring them to t-mis, bul it
will have no effeot. The Union Re"
publicans aver that the Presidential
election may be very sloes, BO that th*
three vote? of Delaware would decid?
it In that event, with lui u ?
chosen, Mr Add.ok* would be In a
position t i declare who ?a old be Pr?s
ident of ttie I nited State?
Sherman n the Ohio Ilectlon
Cincinnati, Ohio, | >-t j? In an in?
terview whih the Enquirer publishe?
today, et-Senol g Bbormon predlots lb<
defeat of President M< Kinley ami ?.
bitterly against Hanna Mr Bbermai
i? ijuoted from Washington a? ?ayuig
"The German? of Ohio are a |
ful and thoughtf 1 it l? no
?urprise to me to haul that they ore u
antagonist to a policy which is al h r
rent to those who 1 vo liberty i -
the Qermana I have ever f--nini ?
my friends 1 ?hi ol I h its to sea I'.'- ll
dent McKinley defeated because of in
foreign p ?lie*, hut, no vert b<
that he will be. It conn t '
in morals and i? in contravention I
the American Defloration ol independ?
ence snd the teaching? of the brave
men who signed that instrAi-mt I
have felt all along the a??uram?> th it II
might?nay, would?lead to M iKlnley'i
defeat I will be sorry if it d ee, but 1
think it will. "
The Senat-ir then sp,>k? of Judge
Xa?h, saying . "He is a good fellow,
but he is weighted dowa with Hanna
I have no doubt with Hanno at the
front, a? he i?, he will 1 ?g the Repub
licons thousand? of VOtaa Why
he put hi? nose into everything! if
was commended to me as a good fellow,
and for awhile I thought he was H w
ever, since I have been out of i Boo In
seems to have no use for me As I sol
before, why doe? he put hi? nose into
everything? Doe? he not know his be
ing a target in the Ohio fight hurl? the
The utterance? of Mr Sherman, win
ha? always had a strong following
among the German?, and the letter if
Carl Schnrz, which was made publn
last night, are expected to hare c ?aid
?rable Intluence with the German vote
and to counteract in large degree th*
free silver talk of Bryan The present
Indications are that the great majoritj
of the Germans in Cincinnati will ml
go to the palle, which will cause a seri?
ous defection in the Republican rank?.
Some of them will vote for MoLeaa.
Deal For a Senatcrship.
Louiiville, Ky., Out 88?The Re<
publican? have arranged a deal where?
by Gov. Bradley, who ha? goue up m
the ?tnmp for Taylor, is t > be elected
to the U. S Senate to succeed Lindisy,
In case the Legislature ha? a clear ma?
jority of Republicaus. If the anti
Democratic majority i? composed of
Republican?, gold Democrat? and anti
Blackburn members, Senator Lindsay
will be elected to aucceed himself.
Thi? deal ha? brought all the Bradley
Republican? and Lindsay Democrat!
Into Une against Gcebel, and the Re
publicans are jubilant, claiming Tay?
lor's election by 35,000. They have re?
ceived considerable money, and are
perfecting their organization in every
Prince of Wales Declines.
Charlottesville, Va., Oot 28?Judge
Duke, grand master of Mason? of Vir?
ginia, ha? reoeived a letter from hi? roy?
al highness, the Prince of Wale?, Grand
Matter of the United Grand Lodge of
England, In re?pon?e to an invitation
to attend the observance of the centon
nial of the death of Worshipful George
Washington December 14 at Mount
Vernon. The letter ?ay? :
"His royal highness rerdprccates to
the fullest extent the fraternal ?inti?
ment? so eloquently expressed In your
letter and much regrets that his public
engagements in England do not admit
of hi? having the pleasure of accepting
the invitation."
Fettigrew's Sentiments.
Aberdeen, 8. D., Oot. 28?Report?
from Senator Pettigrew's meeting at
Woonsooket oredit him with having
enlogized Aguinaldo as a patriot and
hero. He never once referred to the
achievements of the South Dakota reg?
iment in Luzon or mentioned it?
home-oomlng. At the conclusion of
thl? part of his address, he said :'I am
ashamed of my country :I would pull
down the flag and go back and blot oot
recent history if could."
Kentucky Polities.
Kentucky's most remarkable cam?
paign will olose m a remarkable way
All tbe opp Hing f.irees are gathering
in Louisville fur u.solid week of sp-eeh
making ami machios building The
nominees of the Demoorata, the lode
pendent Dem? unit h and the lopubli
? ?ii- are ootntn| ?>? ? i?f .1 by some?
thing like '.'oil ? ral??in, fruin all pirts
uf this ??out- and from many other
i ?oebe] i? aire tdy ?n h ?ml, ? infer?
ring with his local lieotenents and
making engagements for public m 8
ingH ami r.vlliei Tayl >r, tin- Repobli?
cao Domin?e f-ir Governor, will finish
In-, t?.uni.g m tli?- m ?nut uni in time
to devote a foil week's work in Louie?
rills Ei-Govern r Brown la aspect?
eil here Sunday, I ?remain until el ? t
iiui day
Kvery body is unking everybody
what i il. ct the cniiiing ?f Bryan bad
up ?n the politioal alto itloo, Since be
i fr iba brea ib In Hi? Dem ? ratio
rank- i i- p rceptibly widened The
0.ii-i- I ? ?mu,m nth u Mr Hry
:iu failed t ' ?i" Goebel 's c tose any
M my Broa u men, w bo n gard
?? l Bryao'a Interfer? n ??? In a si tte fight
aa on warranted, n >w Bay that they
will \ o- i ir Tayl a, the Repnblioan,
? i m ik-' tii" defeal of ? ? ebel oer
I un
M toy m ?re Incline t?? the belief that
Mr. Bryan, In ooming here, Injured
hi?, iiwn |ir ?speota f??r the I ? m ?orati
nomination nesl \??r E?reo bis ad?
mirera admit that his defeuae of tin
U ???!?. l i-ie-n in law will be need, aid
perh ?f>s effectively is s impaign ar?
gument .ikTini-t lh Nebraakan nest
i m the other band, Ihe hopes uf tin
K- publioan Bl tte i i? k?-t bave been
strengthened lately by the appearanoe
plall oui of Got W <) Bradley
Bradley has been ?ngry with tbe Rep
ublioan nominees until lately It i
?aiil be wan brooghl Iota line by tin
promlM that Hi" Repobll B
elect bim (Jolted State Senator In oaae
they get a maj ?rlty in ihe next Gener?
al Assembly. Bradley in?? mood In
i! i? ii'-e with tbe negr ? i itera f Ken
tuckv, and lui spirited Indorsemeot of
the Tayl >r ticket is earn! tted t
public ?lion i f lett? rs fr? m Go?
bel to.Jobo ?; Oarliale, ab wing that
Goebel advocated the gold standard In
after having fought t r
oaodidates for the Uolted Btates Ben?
ne 'h - I ?ii?- harm t i the reg.
alar Dem? ret?o candidate Influent I :
Dem era:- vA-ie driven to repodlste
' bis alleged treeobery
ii lisle ?in the other hand, silver
men abandoned tbe oaodidate i
they sail be was uiitiu" t? Blaokbum
Promioenl am mg these are I
- Benal ir Willi?m Lindaey .?
Dun ?.rut, and stat- Benal i Ohailea
i Bi Bt Demooral limn
s ton, ?h?? bad m tde ? lisl f Hp|i mi
iii"i,l- t.. spe ik f r ? i i-i-1, is nos
? in? iOv ?linn lin. dl f?? .'
Choate Blunder:
Washington, Oct 19.? A ?.tnku.g
i.iu-tratlm of the l?iini?|eri which the
m -t al'b- and brilliant men who are
unused to i f public
m iv m ke i- ted In.nl n?
if Ambasea I i I
a until n a i held pub?
lic ? tti ?? and therefore kilo*? little or
nothing concerning the necessity of
n in the !
-?. n f International affaira
Its ho- always been a fav ?red
?.inner-table guest. When he went to
England Inn reputation preceded him
and hi tme as much of a star
in L ?ndon us In New Jfork or Washing?
' m N r one "f his predeceoaorB had
m are lovil ttiooa t.- dinners, bai
and the like The '' H".?r I Has
which punctuated the reports of bia
trx ? hi - In tin- L n?! n p ipers made
the ''after-dinner" English speech'
m ik'-rs pale with envy.
In his Inexpedenoe ami the fascina
liona of tic surrounding?? Mr. Ob Ote
has more than <?i,ee boon guilty of ??? m?
menting on diplomatic sobjeots In a
very ondiplomatio style, He has man?
aged to pel bltowo country m bo awk?
ward, alih ?ugh, of oooree, no! at all
serious, p ???it'.?in by ? -rt un allnsl un
t?? the Ven?/m i m bonodary line.
Sin?- then, the A tuer i un Ambo
has declined all banqael lovitatl ?ns,
m several oases, ac? rding to the re
ports, ??using juit a little irri'nti n to
his would be hi .its.
i he e baa been no ? tii iisl statement
to that effect, but it is generally un.
?1 Mr Qboate received n nu/ges
lion from tin- State Deportment, in
dipl?matic but not the less pisitive
terms, that it w uid be besl to put a
bridle up ?n hi?? t uigue It is Inferred
Choate is apprehensive of truitmg him?
self for the future or he would not de?
cline such delightful invitations
Foreign Affairs.
The Boers are closing in ?m Lidy
?mith, Natal, and are expected to at
fa?-k the town
Col. Baden ?Powell refn-ed to Mir
render Ifafeklog at the demand of the
Oapt. Th? in is .1? ITersm 1'jge, of
Gl oceeter, Va., died in Rom?.
A new revolution has broken i nt in
Admiral von Tirpitz will formulate
a new naval program for Germany
which will include the builiting of 57
Fitz Lee's Son Gets a Lieutenancy.
( Joorge M. Lee, son of Uen. Fitz
L'?e. has been app tinted first heu?en
aut in the Thirty -ninth Volunteer In?
fantry and ordered to the Philippines,
where he will j ?In his regiment.
Young Loe was at one time a cadet at
the Military Aoademy, but failed to
Father McKinnon Army Chaplain.
Washington, Oct. 29 -Father W. D.
McKinnon, formerly chaplain of the
First California Volunteers, has been
appointed a chaplain in the army. He
will accompany Archbishop Chapello
to Manila.
Army chaplains assigned to duty in
the Philippines are bringing pressure
to bear on the War Department with
the view of having their orders revok?
Rear Admiral Schley, who has been
assigned to tbe oommand of the South
Atlantio station, has asked that five
more ships be added to his fqn.idrnn,
including tbe battleship Texas.
L. IV. Stoite,
Anil :
Lite ?ri il hl hi altli I Im
?ii.ry m tu I
"When 1 ri turned frein the Arn.y n y
constitut?i ? ?
fared extreme i. ? ndi
ger.li ' l'.ilp nu
unt? onr pre-xrirvd L?r. Wilei' ?*??
ine. and t n b.-tt.-r Health
Hun I have been h r thai
? Inc.
Dr. Mlle? Mescal Company, Elkhart, Ind
We Mean Business.
Others Know It.
Why Not You ?
Ta i w*cks ago we declared '"?i
i . pose to elose out our present bus ?
n>-(<H, and since then we have been
dung j ??t as stated, silling every.
thing m the More at reduci 'i ?
S.in,. people t-eiii to doubt that w*
?re elosing out, ai.d like all doubting
g away and missing
the bargains 'ha* others are gettii g
? lisblj listen to our
petitors as if they expected other I'rj
(Joodi Stores to advise th* m to com
and buy at reduced figures I Rheri
?lou't bi lii re bei ansa wo haveu't t- Id
them jos! ?h-?' wo hod in view asour
reason for selling out To all th*
doubting ones we want to nay we
hhve never yet advertised to do i
tbii g or -t ?1 at a rednei <l price that
a ? didu'l do it, and when the thicg?
von wa';t are i< Id y u'll sty. "Will,
I h*-aril it, bnl dtdn'l ' k yoo meant
it." "I sm .?o -.-y 1 didn't come
r." VV o-u you >an bay dollar
Corsets for 80 , and ?Uc OOC
I'? ? , or dollar K d Cloves at "?Oc, you
ore ?ivirg a good deal of money, aud
money saved is money made. Come
and see for yours* If.
A hundred women know audcin
ferity t i the tnarit i f the Black Goods
sold here during the past ?ix year?
There are some of them hep- today,and
if you hoy at the,- prices you'll save
enough on the material t ? hny your lin?
58 In Blank All Wool Bourette Oloth
worth 60c, n-d?ced to ;!!? a yard
58 in. Black Mohair, sold at ??7'.-?, n
duoed to ?toe a yard.
!."> in Black Oranite Cloth, sold for
16 -, redttc -d to 600 a yard
50 in. Hlack Kxtra Heavy Mohair, ele.
ganl wearer sold for $1 ?">,uow
Probably there are more Silk? here
?han you'll find In any other two st re?
I'hey must be gold, and whatever your
?ilk want? m ?y he you '?n find it here
it greatly redooed pnce?.
iCich, Heavy, Black Satin 21 in. wide,
worth today S7,.Jc, for 69c a yaul
Pig. TafT'ta and India Silks, w-nfh
76c, for 50c a yard
m7\,c ipuahty for 69c a yard.
Come and tee the other?. They
are bare
Handsome .Jet*. Passamsntries.
Qlmpe, Bpangle Nets,Rich Laces.Jewel
Rand?, Braids, dtc , Pearl and Jel or?
naments, Pointe, O llar?, Yokes, All
Over Laces, St I
-aved on every dollar means a
?avmg when you ouy trimmings.
We havn a splendid line of Chil?
dren's Reefer Jackets and Lidies'
Cloth and I'lush Cape?, probably a bet?
ter assortment of the former than any
house here, and these are all going at
reduced price? We have some elegant
warm Jackets for women,that are good
for cold, stormy weather, espeei-lly to
save your good cloak,suitable for w >r
ing to work and for ?ervice. These are
at greatly reduced prices
Here i? an article of wearing ap?
parel that you'll need many times dur?
ing the next ?ix month?, and we have
a good assortment of nice one?.
$5 00 kind? for 12 95 |? ">0 kind? for
?1 7? H .V) kinds for OJ |?
$2 00 kinds for $1 15.
A big advance ha? been made in
Ihe price of wo a!, ami ouseqaentlv all
woolen good?, but instead of advance,
here it's reduction,because we are clos?
ing out. We are selling heavy All
Wool Kersey? at 40:), worth today 50c,
Oassimeres at 50a, worth 75c. Those
worth 87l.,c and fl for liOc and 75c
Kentucky Jean?, worth 25rr for 18c;
?0? grade? for I.V.; 15c grade for 12c.
Anything you want in Dry Good?
can be bought here at a great deal lass
th in elsewhere, because we are cl >?ing
out for 03gB. (Jome and MO
t. W. S teams,
.ducesesor to Kmbrsy A Berrymon.)
K?ep? oonstsntly on hand a larrs ?uprl -
at Baled Hay and Mill Feed. Sjg7"0ffl*?s rss
??llrra?H l??rv?? a???-t?H?i???>nr<? V?
Eewey's Ecme.
The title deed toDewey's Washington
home ha? been formally delivered to
him. He sent the following letter to the
chairman of the Dewey home fand
committee: ''I acknowledge reoeipt
of the title deeds to the beautiful
honse presented to me by my country?
men My heart ia full of gratttudo to
(b?ni for thl? overwhelming expresi?n
of their regard for me. "
Very Brief ! Very Pointed !
Decidedly Inferesting
10 TLC CAPT ] h'lt ?very lady who has seen
10 fit r/lUl 0. W. Jones'stock of
all unite in saying we are showing the Newest,
Handeomesl and Best Styles and Largest Stock in
the city.
PI AID^ ?**?"' '" ,,,Ht<''1' ' |,,!'
rLniuJ' for gents fron I6| to il??? eseb i
Tosa) IM aids are the neweel for I Drawers to mateb.
Skirts is but to t? II you what >?ni al? i
ro.dy know. We hove them in-.,, ? JACKETS, CAPES, FURS.
l.'vtH. p?r yard to ffi ?"> for tbe skirl
pattern in rieb Homespun, ?Sergeand "? haveeipeneneed manynmin
Camtls Hair tflectB. Their beauty I oo tbe above, but lever saeb au one
we cannot d ?eiibe; we want yon to a-thus. Lueky tor nor eustomeis,
,_ (,,,.,? ?*** pi iced orders early, and can ?bow
you gat menta today as ?'l.eap as ever,
PLAIN DRESS FABRICS, notwithstanding tbe d?:ci?l?.-d advance
in tb<
Homespuns, Broadcloths, \ en Wm _avu 8()me ___?,-?.
Cloths, Ladies Flannel Baitings, n Capes from G9cts. to f
,11 Dew and desirable hades, are now For Boaa and Cdlarettee fron fl.75
oo oo* counters. Hundr? d ? wu Md woM R()v|(je ea||
bave been sold, hut the atoek ?a ,uiti(if ,,??,?._,_ for
complete in ail eolors. Bal do not B |he-i
wait, as the most desin ble - ,,,., Hr? ihl. .. tbiD(fi" _Dj
ippearing. WfJ bave some b bat menu
UKi pv p p a/ CAD [ t.i? tiiior- will not take our orders for
INUtn VVlMii- , so when onr preseat st? ck is
from 12 ''-..''.'' ? ? m m-.
We run three floors now, chock full ol
and want everybody to see our stock before buying.
To select from.
Oome one, come all to the Mimmoth Stove House and look and get prices.
1 have STOVES of all kinds, at prices from |.J to |av. My stock of stoves oon?
lists of the bout wi?h fine reputation, and are lower than ever. By calling at
my pliii-e you will save many a rtiMlar. Plumbing a sroecialty.
R. L. STONE. 203 Commerce St.
re to ?ell my pr p-rty in the
Oity of Fredericksburg, lying between
the R. W. & P. and Narrow Guage
Railroads, consisting of 4.2 acres i f laud,
on which there i? a comfortable
1' ir further inform?t i n applv to me.
Boi .?i. Fredericksburg, Va
crass BEBDS.
Laker's (Obemiool C nipiuy of Can?
ton) Standard Fertilizers, Bone lfoal,
South (liar .lina Bine, Ac For sale by
GrrOCt? ?ES
ari-i th? m ?i of them, (0ORKE0T
PRICED) c-.in be four-d at
The Iron Duke
i? guaranteed by uaaud if the bristles
fall out we will give you another, i'hti
anything be fairer.
PRICE 25=.
Johnston & Pearson
Has Moved His Tonsorial Parlor
Mr. Charle? Lawion tu? moved b's Toniwna.
Parlor from upper Commerce street to tbi
otflce lately occupied t>y tbe Vrve Lance,
where he is prepared todo all work such at
Shaving, HHir Cutting, Shampooing ami K?lr
Dressing In the most artistic manner II
?bop 1? large and commodious, always coo
even tu thl? moat oppressive weather. N-a'
cess and tbe latest atyle of work will in- tag?
of the chief feature? of thl? ettabllshrjieDt
tire me? oall
i,R4RI,B? I A ?VIM?
The Arminius
Chemical Co.,
?t M i ne ral. Va., ha? a long Joli for s good
MILL-WBIGHT at *i per day,
ami can arive steady i niploymf nt to 10 or U.'
oniin-MACHINK MKN >nnlei irr-nind ?t $1.?
a day.
seplti 6w
Attention Harvesters !
Magrath & Ohesley'e.
General Grocer.
afrederlokRbarg Vs.
Highest oash price paid tor coontry
O-.t?. Mill Keed, Cat ami
OoraOhraa Meal, Hay. at* Whet lu
want, call on
Leasing Line Cook Stoves
F. F. V.
The Best and Cheapest
Heaters are the
Hajjey Heaters.
We are Sole Agents.
Let ?3 Talk Coffee.
After an experience of buying and
, -elhng eoffeo for forty-two years, we
?luim to have some knowledge of Ihe
good and inferior article. Kor a nice,
mild and smooth drink we cannot too
hiei'ly recommend the " KOYAL
ARMS, " roasted M?<cha and Java.
? '.?.ii be had of us
Pure Country Vinegar
rrect p'ices) at
Magrath & Chesley's.
Is a host of Tonics in itself.
It is scientifically prepared accord?
ing t ? ?he best formula, known|
Large bottles, 128 doses, ? 76c
Small Bfao, ?II doses, -lo.v
Get the genuine at
901 Main S'.riet,
New Fall Millinery !
N i can tbnw a very handaome stock af Vail
and Winter Millinery this season, (?unlock
Is now complete, ?'id we will soil tonic food
Iwrraiaa In many thlnirs. In payln? cash for
our goods and no rent to pay, we can sffor.1
to sell frond* cheap.
Maio Street, 810.

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