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Oommeroo (or William it), Frede/iok ?burg.
Virclniaa, an? ta issued on Tuetda?. Thursday
and Saturday momincs by " Tna fr?
Lanaa Natvapaaar, Book ans] alas)
Printing Campan? at Pragariak*
*yrg Virginia."
Its BubesrtpttOB Tsrms are UAO pet year,
?1.00 for I months, tl oants fo> * months, or
SO oauts for t atontas.
Its advertising Bates an for one square of
teft 1+?et or leas, first Insertion,?? eenta.and 16
"oents for each additional insertion. SlO.uu per
square per year. No position gieen and no
foreign (Ktwrtittrntrau or? toktn at a Uti rat*
than <wr bom* patron? pay. The right it re?
served to reject or modify any advertisement
Is doemea Ubelous or otherwise objectionable.
Yearly advertisers discontinuing during the
year will be charged invariably at transient
All letters recommending candidate? for
ornee must bo paid for to Insure their publi?
Resolutions of respect to deceased members
passed by societies, oorporatlons.assoclationa,
or other organiaationt will be Invariably
sharged for as advertising matter.
All communications of every chaiaoter
Should be addressed to "THBFRBB LANCB."
Frederloktburg. Va.
Weather forecast for Fred
tricksburg and vicinity.
Fair Thursday, light to
fresh west winds.
The President is said to have signed
the order taking many plaoes ont of
the classified civil service as a com?
promise with spoilsmen in Congress
who threatened to withhold the ap?
propriation for the Civil Service Com?
The passage of the currency bill to
or?ate the gold standard and enlarge
the powers of the Secretary of tbe
Treasury by the United States House
of Representatives last Monday, was
followed by a panio on Wall street'
New York, daring which money went
up to 186 per cent per anaam.
The most important action taken by
I he General Assembly at this session
fM the passage by the House last Mon?
day of a bill imposing a Ux of 15 cents
per ton on all fertilizers sold in Vir?
ginia. It is estimated that the measure
will yield S25.0O0 per annum to the
State. The bill was passed by a vote of 18
toa This overwhelming House majority
leads the friends of the bill to hope that
it will go through the Senate without
serions opposition. A big, but unsuc
oessfnl, fight was made two years ago
to enact snob a law. Gov. Tyler, in
his message to the present Legislator?,
strongly urged the passage of such a
The judges uominated ten days ago
at the Democratic caucus were all elect?
ed last Monday. It is regarded as a
compliment to Got. Tyler that every
one of his appointees was chosen to fill
permanently the vacancies to which he
appointed them.
And so Gov. Tyler's coarse as the
Chief Magist*?te of the State in these
two particulars is practically unani?
mously approved by the Legislature.
The greatest interest attached to the
new committee on Insolar affairs, which
is fairly remarkable for its strength
Mr. Cooper, now beginning his fourth
term in Congress, is chairman. It may
well be seen that the Speaker was em?
barrassed in this instance. It was
questionable whether the chairmen
of tbe old committees of importance
and recognized House leaders would
consent to surrender their functions as
such for a post of perhsps temporary
conseque ico. Rat in avoiding this
difficult' General Henderson has chosen
wisely. Mr. Cooper has experience,
training \nd is thoroughly in harmony
with his party's ideas as to the treat?
ment of the new insnlar problems. If
the Speaker has chosen well in the
matter of a chairman he has assuredly
gone beyond in providing a member?
ship. Hitt,Payne, Hepburn, Loud.Taw
ney, Baboock, Crumpacker and Moody
on the majority side are a group of
exceptionally representative men, en?
tirely capable of considering in the
best interests of tbe government every
?ihare of the various issues soon to be
aid before them. The minority side
is likewise satisfactory.*
These are the views of the Washing?
ton, D. 0., Star in regard to the new
committee on insolar affairs, which it
will be seen is to be the leading com?
mittee of the House, for on it are the
ohairmen of ways and means, appro?
priations, foreign and interstate com?
merce ?foreign affairs and postofflces and
post-roads and Baboock, tbe chairman of
the national congressional committee in
the last oanvass.
Mr. Jones, of this district, being the
leading Demooratio member, actually
beoomes the leader of the Democratic
aide of the House npoo all matters re?
lating to the Philippines, Cuba, Porto
Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska and Gnam.
It la .-great responsibility which will
either mak-e-.bim a national character
and force or else ?elegate him to ob~
Bonrlty. HIb coarse will be watched
with great interest no? only in the
First Oongressiooal District, bat
throughout Virginia, and indeed
throughout tbe nation.
Speaking of this committee the
Washington (D. O ) Post says:
" It is generally oonoeded that this
committee will be a moat Important, if
not the moat important one, in this
Congress "
The Post also quotes Congressman
Jones as saying :
" I think 1 have she biggest kind of
a oommlttee plum. I would rather have
It than any other assignment Speaker
Henderson oould have given me."
The Washington (D. 0. ) Star of
Taeadav evening Bays :
"There Is some discontent on the
part of members of the foreign affairs
committee, due to its loes of power
through the oreatioo of a oommlttee of
greater Importance?on insolar affairs.
The only member of the foreign affairs
oommlttee who went on the committee
of Insolar affairs was Mr Hitt, the
chairman of the foreign affairs. The
oommlttee on insolar affaira will at?
tract more attention ?ad be the most
lntereetlag and the one of most Immed?
iate Importanne, If not the greatest, in
?ahUOongress. "
The Virginia Demooratb State Sena?
tors and delegates are now " monkeying"
with the question of whether Senator
Shandsshall be admitted lato the Dem?
ocratic legislative canons, notwithstand
ing the fact that he i Sounds) defeated
one Boy kin, who was backed by Senator
Martin's father-in-law. Day, and that
Boy kin, notShauds, was " recogmz-d"
m " regular " by J. Taylor Ellyson's
Democratic State Oommlttee.
Perhaps an excerpt from ancient
Democratic history may not be inapt :
In 1841 the Hon. R M. T Hunter was
voted for by nearly every Whig in the
(hen Virginia General Assembly and
elected on the 5th ballot over the then
Gov. William Smith, "Extra Billy,"as
he was popularly known, by the aid of
23 Democrats who refused to go into or
be governed by the Democratic legisla?
tive caneas. (Gov. 8mith,,lt ought to
be added, parenthetically was twice
Governor of Virginia?1846-49 and In
1864 to the close of th? war?and, though
he was over 64 years of age when the
war broke out, went Into the fighting
and served at tbe front until, elected
Governor. )
The Riohmoud Eoi-uiror, Father
Ritchie's paper, the morning after the
election, spoke very highly of Mr.
Hunter, merely saying, in a very mild
way, that it regretted that the Whigs
should have had so much to do with
Mr. Hunter's election. Mr. Hunter
was twice afterwards unanimously
nominated by a Virginia Democratic
legislative caucus; was a Sem.,or of the
United States at the breaking ont of
the war ; was afterwards a Confederate
States Senator, and was chosen by a
Democratic Virginia legislative caucus
to be the treasurer of the State of Vir?
ginia. It may be added that in direct
line Senator Thos. S. Martin succeeds
in the terms held by R. M. T. Hunter,
as John W. Daniel follows in the terms
once filled by James M. Mason, the
other Democratic IT. S. Senator at the
beginning of tbe war. The files of the
Richmond Enquirer, from which the
foregoing is taken, wonld seem to show
that in 1847 Richmond had only semi
weekly papers.
"There is no doubt that the next bat?
tleship constructed by the United
States will be called the Virginia,"
said Governor Tyler to a Dispatch
writer '-We have seonred the unqual?
ified promise of the President," the
Governor continued. "He told us he
would endorse a proposition to' name
one of the new ones the Virginia, if it
were not that those under construction
are already named. "?Richmond Dis?
In connection with the foregoing it
is simple justice to say that Senator
Daniel took up this matter with Presi?
dent McKinley last spring, and at that
time the President promised what is
above stated by Gov. Tyler. With Sen?
ator Martin on the Senate oommittee
of naval affairs and Representative
Rixey on a like oommittee from the
House, it would seem to be absolutely
certain that there is to be within the
next five years a battleship named the
Virginia in the United States navy.
? ? ???
Senator Hanna is now devoting all
his energies to one end, the triumphant
re-election of President McKinley. Not
only does he wish for success at the
polls, but he wishes for a magnificent,
overwhelming victory. He hopes to
establish a new record In President
making. From this he will derive his
satisfaction and reward, for while the
President is apparently the idol of the
party, it is the hand of Mr. Hanna
which direots its policies and control??
its destinies, and he is easily the fore?
most man In bis party today. There is
no opposition to Mr. Hanna, as was
conclusively demonstrated at the meet?
ings of the National Committee.
Mr. Hanna desires McKinley to carry
every State be carried in 1896 and as
many more as possible,and by Increased
majorities. He wants to heal all dif?
ferences, to adjust all disputes, to pla?
cate all opposition. McKinley is to be
renominated by acclamation In a con
ventioQ composed of aonoffloeholdera
His running mate has been selected in
the person of Mr Root, also to be nom?
inated by acclamation. The platform
is to be an indorsement of tbe Admin?
istration. In short, the convention is
to be merely a monster ratification
meeting, its functions being confined
to oarrylng out the program already
settled by Mr Hanna ?Wash. Corre?
spondent Baltimore San
But will the American people ratify
the Hanna program I
Live issues seem to have been at a
discount io Alabama reoently when
Senator Morgan was making a canvass
of the State with a view of securing his
re-election to the Senate Ou many
points the Senator is apparently in ac?
cord with the present Administra?
tion, and this handicapped his elo?
quence to a distressing extent. Sinoe
Congress met, Mr Morgan is reported
to have described the oampaign he con?
ducted la a characteristic way. Talk?
ing over the situation with President
McKinley, he is represented to have
said: "Mr. President, I was in favor of
the war with Spain, and I oould not
attack yon on that score. I am an ex?
pansionist and have no quarrel with
you on that issue. I am also not op?
posed to sound money." This frank
admission seems to bave stunned tbe
President, bat after a while he recov?
ered and inquired: "Well, Senator,
what did you find to talk about in
your campaign?" "Oui" replied the
Senator, "I gave the carpetbaggers
-1" If the Senator had worked
"The Missouri Oompramise" or the
Mexican War into hla camoaiirn he
might bave been able to make a "cor?
ner" on anoient issues. It is a pity,
however, that a man who is as fond of
oratorical battles as Mr. Morgan should
be limited, like Ancient Pistol, to cut?
ting off the heads of dead soldiers ?
Baltimore Sun.
The dipping leads The Free Lanoe to
repeat what it has before said, Tir.,
that, save in name, Senator Morgan,
of Alabama, is practically a Republi?
can. And he is not the only Southern
Democrat who seems tobe hankering af
ter Republicanism and "other issues."
Christ Episcopal Church. Richmond,
was broken into Saturday night and
the altar pillaged. The thieves carried
off the silver alms plates, four in num?
ber, which had been presented to the
oboroh by the ladles ; the large silver
alms reoelrer, two sets of prayer books,
hymnals from the chancel, a table cover
from the vectry-room and the olcok from
the Bundey-sohool room.
Hon. Thomat S. Martin Elected to Bu
Hlmtelf In United Stattt Senate
Monday among the House bills p
were the following :
Relating to the eignlng, heretofc
hereafter, of certain obligations by
porations as surety, through dul;
thorlzed agents or attorneys in
without the ure of corporate seal,
declaring the force and effeot o
Giving oocrts of law jurisdiction
suits on lost past due bonds, note
other written evidence of debt, am
abling said courts to ?eqnire the \
m whose favor the judgment ma
rendered to execute proper indemi
ing bond before exeoutlon is issue?
To legalize primary eleotlons
conventions in the county of Uolp?
To amend and re-enact sectioni
26, and 40 of an act entitled In ai
provide for working and keeping ir
der the pnblio roads of Greene
Madison, approved March 5, I8M
Among the Senate bills passed
one to amend an act to provide for
appointment of speoial prosecuting
torneys In proper cases.
The election Tuesday of Hon. Tho
S. Martin to suooeed himself in
United States Senate passed off with
incident. There were few spectator
tbe Senate and fewer In the Hou*
hear the speeches nominating that g
tit-man. In the Sen-ate Mr. Martin '
nominated by Mr. Flood, of Appon
t'x.and in tbe House by Speaker Sa
ders, of Franklin. Tbe only featun
unusual interest in connection with
election was the fact that the indepe
ent members who are not yet admit
to the Democratic oaucus tuppor
Mr. Martin Senator Shands.of Sou
ampton, said that he was for Gover
Tyler, but that as the nominee of
caucus he would support Mr. Mart
In tbe House Mr. IViwell, of Bru
wick, another applicant for admiss:
to the oaucus, followed Mr. Shan
example. Mr. Dinwiddie, tbe oi
Republican m the Senate, refrair
from voting.
There was an interesting discussi
in the Senate to pass by tbe House t
imposing a tonnage tax of 15 cents |
ton on fertilizers. Mr. Flood, of A
pomattox, led the fight for the bill.
his remark? be said that it was undi
stood that the House did not propose
adjourn for Christmas recess until tt
measure was passed. Mr. Wiokhai
to opposing receding from t
Senate amendment to the recess ret
lotion, said be did not propose
be forced into such a position by tt
conoeded position of the Honte. T
question of receding was lost by a rl
tng vote of 23 to 5. It was explain
that it is important to enaot a law b
fore January 1. Otherwi?e the Sta
would lose ?rj.000 in tonnage tax. Tl
passage of this bill will give the D
partaient of Agriculture a fund tumclei
to enable Commissioner Koiner to ?
??ff-jotive work for the farmers of th
State. With the money which th
measure will give his department, th
gentleman expects to put it on a footic
which will compare favorably wil
that of other Southern States. He e:
pects to be able uot only to furnish ti
farmers with valuable lnformatlc
which they obtain in other progressif
States, but to do much In the way ?
attracting a desirable class of imml
grants to Virginia Of late years n
attention has been paid to this subject
A dosen or so years ago some effort ws
made in this direction, but for want c
money, little? was ever done. Mi
Koiner is constantly in reoeipt of let
tere from the Western and Northwest
ern States, asking for printed matter
maps and other information and dati
about Virginia, which, with themonej
allowed bis department, the Commis
tioner has found it impossible to sup
ply. The bill will yield a fund suffi
cient to enable the Department of Ag
r(culture to inaugurate many reformi
along this and other important lines,
whioh have been found advantageoui
in other States.
The two houses Tuesday passed i
resolution suspending the bond tax oe
fertilizers The friends of the tonnage
tax had this action taken to force a
vote in th-i Senate before the adjourn?
The epileptic Commission appointed
by the Legislature two years ago met
in Richmond Tuesday night. A bill
was agreed, upon whioh is to be intro?
duced in tbe Legislature after tbe
Christmas holidays making an appro?
priation of $05.000 for establishing and
maintaning an institution for two
years. There are to be five direotcrs,
two to be appointed by the President
of the Senate, two by the Speaker of
the House and one by tbe Governor.
The bill dees not indicate, nor has tbe
commission agreed upon a site for tbe
prosposed institution Senator LeOato,
of Acoomao, is chairman of this com?
The Great Family Medicine of the
Age l?For sore throat, gargle the throat
with a mixture of Pain Killer and
water, and the relief is Immediate,and
cure positive. It should not be forgot?
ten that the Ptain-Ktller is equally as
good to take internally as to use exter?
nally. Avoid substitutes, there is bnt
one Pain Killer, Perry Davis'. Prioe
25c. and 50c.
Judge McCabe for Congreii.
The Enterprise newspaper published
at Hamilton, Loudoun county, in its
last Issue says :
Look the entire Distriot over and
where will yon find an orator superior
to MoOabe? By what standard shall
we measure a man? Take any test and
tell as wherein McCabe is lacking?As
an officer, as an orator, as a lawyer he
measures op with the best.
? ? ? ?
Let the people of the grand old coun?
ty come together and again send a
solid delegation to the nominating con?
vention for Judge McCabe, and again
ask oar Democratic brethren of the
Eighth District to give Loudoun the
nomination as a just and appropriate
recognition of the claims of a oounty
that through all these years has never
wavered in her loyal support of the
party and its nominees.
Londonn bas not had the Congress?
man for more than fifty years I
Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, has introd?
uced in tbe U. S. Senate a resolution
declaring that it is not policy of the
United States to maintain permanent
sovereignty or control over the Phil?
ippines. The resolution embodies tbe
views of the minority of tbe Senate.
Excitement ?n Hew
York Stock market.
CUarlni-House Association Rushes to th?
Rescue and Secretary Oage Also Decide?
to Help.
New York, Dec. 18.?This was a day
of disturbance at all financial centres,
domestic and foreign.
The tightness of money In all mar?
kets was actoely felt, large failures
were announced and security values
melted under tbe strain of forced liquida?
tion to an extent that hardly seemed
oreditable a few weeks ago. Appre?
hension and nervousness permeated all
business Interests,
The Secretary of the Treasury gave
temporary relief first, by agreeing to
anticipate a year's interest on Govern?
ment bonds at a small rebate, and later,
when the situation became more acute,
by offering to buy i2.->,000,000 of Gov?
ernment bonds at the market prioe.
These are makeshifts, and bo proved, as
the relief was not of a permanent char?
Finally came the trouble in South
Afrioa. England was urgently in need
of gold, and so adjusted her monetary
conditions as to draw It to London
from nearly all ??natters. This coon
try being a heavy creditor, It was not
thought gold could be drawn hence,but
on last Saturday upwards of $'2,(X)0,000
were sent out, and it is confidently ex?
pected that more will go this week
The fact, as Is stated, that there la no
profit in tbe shipment of gold at the
present rate of exchange made no dif?
ference. It was urgently needed on
the other Bide, and it went.
While It was hoped that the over
speculation would not result disastrous?
ly, events today proved that, like all
unstable and uncertain ventures based
on fictitious values, it most have an
Panic conditions developed on tbe
Stock Exchange in the afternoon with
the imperative need of money developed
by the violent contraction of values
Stocks were being thrown over without
regard to the prioe and at heavy sacri?
fice of values.
Ko end to the helplessness of the sit?
uation seemed in sight, when, in the
last half hour of the market some $10.
000,000 was offered on the exchange by
the concerted action of the clearing?
house banks to force the rate for money
arbitrarily down to 6 por cent. Money
had previously loaned as high as 186
per cent, on call loans.
The oollap-e in the in iney rate check?
ed tbe decline in stocks and the recov?
eries were almost as violent as tbe de?
clines had been, but the losses were by
no means entirely retrieved Luge
offerings of stocks continued at the
rally, and at some points of the list
prioes broke anew before the close,
making the dosing exceedingly irregu?
lar and unsettled. Tbe excitement con?
tinued to the end, with sentiment
looking forward anxiously for the de?
velopment of another day.
The seriousness of the crisis has call?
ed forth the best efforts of powerful and
conservative financial interests, which
are busy concerting measures to tide
over the money difficulties
An idea of the severity of losses may
be gained from a few specifications
Thus, American Tobacco fell an ex?
treme 21'.., Metropolitan 20-4, Pe-pie's
Gas 14, Sugar 13-8. Continental Tobac
00411^. Tennessee Coal 17, Manhattan
9 and Leather preferred '?\. all in the
list of industrials.
In the railroad list snoh stocks as
New York Centrai, Great Northern
preferred, Rock Island, Southern Paci?
fic, the Union Pacifies, the Northern
Pacifies, Atohison preferred, and, in
fact, the most prominent and active
railroad stocks in the whole list showed
losses all the way from 1 to 9 points.
The rallies, with the final offerings
of the money rate down to 6 per cent ,
ran from 5 to 10 points. The day's
transactions ran up to a point of nearly
1,650,(300 shares.which is the record for
a day's business. The excitement was
Intense all day.
Trust company, with liabilities of
$11,649,600 and assets of $11,719,000,
was compelled to sa ?pend
Henry Allen & Co., bankers and
brokers, also suspended.
Tbe suspension Is attributed to the
failure of some of the firm's ouitomers
to respond to calls for additional mar?
gins made necessary by recent declines.
N9W York, Deo 10. ?There wjs a
oomplete revolution of seotimeut in
Wall street today.
The latter part of the Stock Ex?
change's session witnessed something
like a panio among those who had been
aotive in depressing values and who
were now making frantic efforts to se?
cure stocks which they had sold at low?
er prices.
The professional traders bid up prices
to take the market away from the bear
element. Many operators who had
rntherlessly sacrificed their holdings in
the pandemonium of yesterday were
also eager buyers, in the hope of re?
trievlng losses.
The announced determination of the
Secretary ot the Treasury to Increase
Government deposits in depository
banks gave promise of relief from the
start, and funds estimated at $7,000.
000 became available from this source
before the market closed.
Under the Influence of this abundance
tbe panio rates for money were at no
time approached, but the demands for
loan? made inroads on the supply with
seemingly insatiable appetite. The
rate went to 25 per cent , but steadily
deolined from that figure nnder the
offering of suooessive millions nntil it
was forced down to 6 par cent., and in
the late afternoon fell to %%, 5, 3 and
at last to 3 per cent.
At Newport News Sunday nlgbt an
attempt was made to shoot Rev. T. T.
Mackay, pastor of the ?Second Baptist
Church. Two men were arrested and
bailed. This affair is believed to be
the outcome of the senstational charges
brought against Mr. Mackay regarding
his oonduct ?toward a female member of
his flock,
The Philippines.
While the Republicans in the House
last Monday were sounding the keynote
of the next Presidential contest In a
gold standard bill .the Democrats In the
Senate were outlining their aotlim
periallst, antt trust plan of oampaign.
It was a curious oolnotdenoe that the
two polltioal parties should thus be ar?
rayed against each other on the same
The opposition to the administration
polloy In tbe Philippines was shown In
the resolutions submitted by Senators
Tillman and Baoon. The former's dec?
laration insists that under the Consti?
tution the Federal government has no
power to rule over colonial dependen?
cies, but Is restricted in its operations
to States as integral parts of the Union
and to Territories intended for future
States ; that the expansion of our com?
merce has not been and cannot be de?
pendent upon tbe adoption of a polloy
of imperialism, and "that we are op?
posed to the retention of.the Philippine
Islands by the United States, and that
It is our purpose to consent to tbe In?
dependence of the Filipinos as soon as
a stable government shall be established
by them ; and toward the prompt estab?
lishment of sooh government we pledge
our friendly atsittanoe. "
"lam going to thell the woods,"
said Mr Tillman, in his obaraoteristio
fashion, when asked what he proposed
to accomplish by bis resolution. "1
have asked that it lie upon the table
until after the holidays,when I propose
to make a speech npnn it. I want to
put the Republicans apon record, and I
know that I would get a great many
votes from the Republican Senators if
they were not afraid to express their
convictions They have the power to
table the resolution, as they did Mr.
Fettigrew's, if they are so disposed, but
they might as well know now as here?
after that they will gain nothing bj
such uotics We will continue intro?
ducing these resolutions until the whole
questions is thoroughly discussed and
we show, as we can do. that tbe Re?
public ju polioy is at varianoe with the
Declaration of Independence and is a
menance to the republic"
Senator Baoon's resolution, which
will be mail* tbe text for a speech by
him, is longer that Mr Tillman's, and
is an follows :
first Tiiat tin- i allai sut?? bad not
waged tho Spanish war for acquisition of tor
. 1 II.?t la receiving the cession of thu
riitllpplno r?l?nd? it it not th? purpose of th?
I altad states to maintain permanent domln
Ion over them, or to incorporate the m inhal?
limits thereof at cltlientof the I nlted States
or to h ?id such inhabitants at vattalt ; tnd
th. In,ted State? hereby disclaim any dinpo
Sltloa or intention to exercise permanent
sovereignty, hartsdlstioa, or ooattal over
Mild island?
Third- That the t'nitcd State? having over?
thrown opposition to the authority of the
l altwS Stute? In the Philippine?, the duty
and obligation rest upon the I'nlted State? to
restore peace ttid maintain order throughout
the islnri'ls and to continue the maintenance
ofordsf until a itthle government of the
people ?hall hare bejn r-tUb'Mhed.
Fourth-It it thu purpoto of the united
Itataa, ?o soon as order shall have been ct
tablath :d, to provl '? opportunity and to pre
?.r.be methods for tbe formation of a Fllipl
iin ar.)\ernment. ' to be thereafter Indupend.
ently cxerclted, " the intention being "to tc
Cot'ltothe Filipino? the tame degree of In
iepsatfaaoa SM irdud to the Inhtbittntt of
Fifth That after ?uch subie government
It ottabilihed the t'nlU'il States, retrrvlng
?uch harlxirs and coallni- tUtlont as may ba
nee.ieii, ?hall transfer to the Filipino govern?
ment all right* and territory ?ecured In the
Uland? to their people."
Suth-That it it tht purpoto of the United
Statet to secure the guarantee of tho contin?
ued independence of the Filipino govern?
Ths Boer War in England.
London, Dec 19 ?A fall in consols
to below par was probably due to the
rumors of a new Issue to meet the ex
pintes of the war Although suoh ru*
mort cannot.be traced to any substan?
tial source, there is little doubt that
tbe government will be compelled to
adopt such a course
The Duly Chroniole's financial ar?
ticle, written by A. J. Wilson, a load,
ing anthorify, says: "The expendi?
ture for the war considerably exceeda
??,000,000 per week, and as the treas?
ury cannot hope to tell Its bill on the
market under 5 per cent., It la evident
that the government must soon come
up m the market for money. "
The Daily Mail's financial expert
say?? : "It is no secret that some of the
big firms were helped over at the last
settlement, and there was much forced
selling of stock yesterday, with the
evident idea of not maintaining a
false position any longer. The last
account of the year will bring a crop of
failures. This is inevitable, but it is
unwise to plaoe reliance on absurd in?
ventions or to consider that, because
there are no natural financial difficul?
ties arising out of dear money and low
prlcet, there must necessarily be a real
financial critts. Tbe rash speculator
has much to tremble about, but the
real stockholder has only to sit tight,
and the storm will blow over. "
The Masonic Temple.
It i? stated that the magnificent Mas?
onic Temple in Richmond will hare to
be fold for debt. The building which
is one of the most convenient in the
cantry.ooet $175,000, the money being
advanced by a Philadelphia conosrn.
All of this debt except $75,000 ba?
been paid off but for some months the
association has not been able to meet
the interest on the remainder, and
stated as muoh to the Grand Lodge.
The Temple Association is not compos?
ed altogether of Masons, there being in
its ranks many prominent men not
members of the craft. About eighty
per oent, of the stock is owned by the
Grand Lodge of Virginia and the bal?
ance by Richmond lodge Should the
Temple Association decide that It will
be impossible to pay the debt, it is said
that the Grand Lodge will become tbe
purchaser of the building
Cards are out for the marriage of
Mr. Philip Thornton Marye, son of
SUtes Auditor Marye, and Miss Flor
enoe King Nesbet, daughter of Mr.
John Nesbit, of Savannah, Ga , which
Is to take pi.?ce at Christ Church Sa?
vannah, on the jvenlng of January S
Hon. Frank Hume has had intro?
duced and passed a bill in the 8tate
Legislature whereby the qualified
voters of Alexandria county shall, after
thirty days'notloe be allowed to vote
noon the question of bonding the coon
ty for the sum of $150,000 for the par
pose of Improving the roads.
A Bplendid Heavy Weight Winter Undershirt, Natural Gray, with double shield
bosom and back, ?pearl buttons, ribbed Outffl and bottoms, does knitted god fleecy. Former
price, M cents : Olofling On! r*ii?'?*, :>7i cents. Sizes 34 to 4?), Drawers to match, ?0 t?, -1".
A Beautiful White Wool Shirt, Heavy Weight, Ribbed Coffiflnd Bottom?, j.-arl but?
ons French Ne.*, one pair lo a box Former price, 75 cents ; Cloting Oat price, M cents.
8izes, 34 to 40. Drawer?? to match, ?i?*80 u, 40 Kvery man who wean Uodershiitfl at all
. - a . T ? _
should see these 2 Lois.
E. W. Steams,
Opera House Dry Goods Store.
Gen. Lawton Killed a? He Was Winning
a Fight.
Manila, Deo. 19 ?Major-Genersl
Henry W. Lawton. who had bravely
faced danger in more than ISO fights,
was shot and killed today at San Mateo,
He |was standing In front of bis
troops, was shot in the breast and died
almost immediately.
A flght was In progress and General
Lawton was walking along the firing
line in a driving ram He was within
300 yards of a small sharpshooters' f
trench. The General was c? mplcuous ?
in the big white helmet he .ilwaj?
wore In Luzon, and a ll|*ht yellow
raincoat. He was also easily dis- '?
tingulshable because of his command- ;
Ing stature, being 6 feet I Inches tall.
The sharpshooters directed several
close shots which clipped the grass
nearby. Staff officer? called General
Lawton's attention to his danger, hut
he only laughed with his usunl con?
tempt for bullets.
Suddenly he exclaimed "I am shot !
clinched hi? hands in a desperate, effort
to stand erect, and tir-n fell in the arms
of a staff officer.
Orderlies rushed across the field for
surgeons, who dashed up ?luickly, but
their efforts weie uneles?*. The body
was taken to a clump of bushes and
laid upon a litter, the familiar white
helmet covering the face of the ?lea?!
Genen l
Almost at this moment the cheers of
the American trorps rushing into San
Mateo were mingling with the rifle
After the fight six stalwart cavalry?
men forded the river to the town,carry?
ing the litter on their shoulders, the
staff proceeding with the colors, and a
cavalry escort following. The bedy
waa put in a building in the town.
The troops filed, bareheaded, through
the building, and many a tear fell from
the eyes of the men who bad long fol?
lowed the intrepid Lawton The en?
tire command was strloken with grief,
as if each man had suffered a personal
Dewey says Lawton was'"the bravest
of the brave," and Otis says his death
is "a great loss t?y his ooantry."
Baptist Ministers Protest.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20?The Baptist
Ministers' Conference of Portsmouth
Monday adopted a resolution declaring
the appointment by the State of a chap,
lain for the State penitentiary a viola?
tion of the principle cf the separation
of Church and State Twenty-eight
ministers were present, and the resolu?
tion oarried unanimously. A resolu?
tion looklug t ? the a-p?intrnent object?
ed to by the minister?) was recently in
troduced by Representative Whitehead,
of Norfilk.
Anti-British Feeling in Holland.
London, D c 19 ?The Daily Mail
publishes tbe folliwing dit-patch from
Antwerp: "The British and American
Ministers at The Hague have asked per?
mission to retire to Antwerp, with a
view of avoiding personal unpleasant?
ness during the auti-Knglish attitude
of the Dutch."
Several witnesses from Utah testi?
fied before the House Committee Tues?
day in regard to the charges against
Representative Roberts, of Utah. They
alleged he had three wives.
Mo Ho DeLong,
of {Vhuylervil1?', N. V , v.ho <">rv, d in
Company F, BthVerm it v,,ijnt<>en-. kj I
other foe? to tattle with :?f---r hi? .
?MB the late war. H?- rseaatiy wrote:
"I have teed '[-c
Nirrvine for iitr. *'.t c_ t /
the use of tobacco and too close applica?
tion to business. It gave me prompt
relief without leaving any unpleasant
effects. The result was beneficial and
lasting. I heartily endorse it."
is sold by all druggists on guarantee,
first bottle benefits rr money back.
Book on heart and nerves sent free.
Dr. Miles Medical Company, Elkhart, Ind.
Blankets, Cloaks,
These are the principal articles of interest right
now. C. W. JONES is showing only
New, Fresh, Clean Qoods
in every line. When buying you had as well buy
One lot White Blankets
per pair, one lor Wi.ite llianket?at
Me per Mir. One lot White Bl akatsatflff
per pair line ot White Ulantet?. extra
large. %t $0 Vi Them- two ?in evtra bargains.
WtaTeh we caunot duplicate, w
tome very tine large White Blankets at $.1 y*,
worth S4 sii. One lot at as 26, worth as 80 AH
bought alii-ar* ot the advtijet- ?tel you are the
Gray Blankets,
um B.N ti.ii-a.*,, ti.*
per pair, and all splendid ?raluea
Dress Fabrics.
Ladies Wraps.
One lotoi good beaver
Cloth at S3 M. (?ne lot of A?t. aclun Jackets
atgSJO. Blthvr of thi?w two lots would Ix?
cheap at S4.50, but our customers set the
bent r.r ol iiI'H early buying Splendid ?to. k
i : SOS Jacket? tro in IS '? II
C'oth Capes at '*>
$1 A, 12,20, g> 75. UM, $3.75 ?nd $4 m.
A genuine bargain at $1.75, nut to be taaal
I fSS I ban VI.
At $1.15, $175. $3 50. $4.50. %?.;:,. f, n Tha,
moat complete line we have aver ?howu.
It is admitted by all our
Competitors, that we show HV KAK the best
?ml hanlsorrest stock In this market. Home I
?pune, Broadcloths. Veneelans, Herges, < hev
lot tit. French Flannels, aud manv other?, I Fur Boat, Fur Col lar?, of
with trimming?. Ilraids, Silks, etc., to match. ; the newest shapes and fine quality.
This tells only of a few things. Come to the
store, and take advantage of the MANY things
has to show you.
He is here with the largest display oTTOTg. IRON TIN BB4 WOOD TOYS. DIIUUS.
ment?. They are going fast. CoBW?arty befoie Mm pick Is gone. We also call attention to
our other im.-. UNK COLOGN PS Plrfg NBCKWBAR, CANDIES. MIXIDMUT8 for tB?
holt.lavs Notions, Shoes, i.'lothing. Hosiery and I'nderactr, Tinware and Oranlte. All
I?n?s full up W's arc money ?aver? (o you (Jail on us. Join the daily increasing ranks. Ttie
ptopls appreciate the low price? and beat good?, wa treat you right.
Next to McCracken & Bro.
80S Commerce Street.
Very Dry in Gloucester.
White Marsh, Dec 20? The long
continuance of dry weather has oaused
most of the mills to stop work, owing
to scarcity of|water. Many wells have
gone dry, and others have had to be
d??epened. The oorn crop is a disap?
pointment?much lighter than it prem?
ised to be. The corxmuolty is getting
ready for the advent of the Richmond
and Tidewater railroad. One new
hotel'is being built at Gloucester Point,
and work will shortly begin on an?
Sunday at Bellamy's was buried the
body of Mr. James Leavitt. a respeo'ed
citizen of this neighborhood. Mr.
Leavitt was s member of the Fifth
Virginia Confederate Cavalry, and made
a high reputation for bravery.
The barn of Mr Ed Lindon was
burned down last Thursday night. Mr.
Lindon lost his whole crop of corn, fod?
der and potatoes.
R. B. Spilman has been appointed
land assessor for Westmoreland county.
Everything for
Christmas and
the Holidays.
?The osnal variety of?
CAKES, &c.
All of the above fresh and of the
FINEST quality. Call and see.
Magrath & Chesley.j
Sale of Valuable
In pursuance of decree of ?ho Circuit Court
of Krcdericksburtr in Uoazi?y vs. Ueazley and
Jackson vs. Ueazley of December V, IS?*, thu
underalKned spti-lai commissioner* will ex?
pose to sale at publie au-tlon in front of the
Bxchanirc Hotel, in Frederlcksburs*. Va., at
12 o'clock m , on
WMay, Jan. 3,1900,
all the land of f-e late William Ueazley de
scrll-ed In said suits, being; a tract of about
1 OU aerea In the " Mineral licit " in the coun?
ty of gpotsylvania. Va , adjoints* White Hall
and Kando; uh ?'old Mine?, and supposed to
contain gold, pyrites and oth-r minerals The
tract is well watered and well wooded, and Is
about 2 mile? from barker's Dejiot, on the P.,
F. 4P KH.
Terms of .-?ale : One-third of the purchase
money In rcaah and the remainder In two
e?4ual Installment? at one and ?wo year? from
{ date o? sale, with 6 per -int. Interest thereon.
i sail deferred payments to be secured by a
i lien on the property, but a purchaser ?ball
i bave the prlv ilei/e of paying all cash.
Special Commlsslonar*.
Virginia ; In tin ( IreuitCourt of the City of
Frede rlcksbur/x :
I, Jame? P Corb n, clerk of tb? said court,
do certl y that the bond r. <iulred of the Him
cia' ??mi m Is? loners by the decr-e rendered to
said causes na the lit h day of December, I*?,
has bee? duly si? eu.
Oiven under ray hand as clerk of the said
court, this llth day of December, ism.
JAUiKs I'. C??Kills*.
decl2-tuc*thurtoJan:i derk
if you think that your cough can'
be cured by Uook'a Syrup of Wild
Cherry and Acetone. Originated
by old Dr. Jas. Cook, It has been
relieving and caring Coughs,
Colds, etc. for 50 years.
Prices 15c , 25c. and 50c.
Thousands of Bottles bave been
Johnston & Pearson,

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