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DKMtK'HATK WEEKLY. TKRMS: $1.00 por year in advance. W. McOONAI.P, LEE, ED1T0R. ADVERTISINO KATE8. lw.; aw. Sw. 4w. j Stn. 6m. I lyr. 1 inch SInchea Slochea 4 Inchea 6Incbea 6In.-fc ool.; 4.60, ?J& 6.00: ?.00 I*? It lo.-Kcol. h.<*.> 12.00 15.00 17.011 jti.011 26." I Column. 115.00.22.00 2J*.00 :tj.00 37.M 4&.QP7U0Q tWTtS percent.addltioual forspccial poaitlon. .761 1.26 1.76 2.08 3.00 6.00 :.<?? 1.50 2.25 3.00 3.50 ?.:*> ium lO.Ui S^S 9J2> 4.25 6.00 ?.00 m?i U.Oii " *JO> 5.50. 6.511 7.M' 10.00 17.0U 5JE> 6.75 K.00 9.UU 12.0 3.c<) 6.TI 4.60 Notlcea In readln* colurnna, 7 cent* per llir?r per maertloo (for not leae thau tlve linee) r??r thw monthi or loniror. Leaa tban thre* ?avrtba 10 oenta per llne. Non*>arol! liue. Obttuaiiea, rvllnioug notlcon ot cntcrtslri nicnU. ?zcursluna. ctc.onc imh rvKular ruu<>. All communicatlina or busliv ss letter* ahould be addressod to the Vikoim a Citizkn, IrvioKton. Vh., to FaoalT* prompt atteiition. Frldav, Aprll ?, lOOO Wbhakdly thoughtthat Wharton Grove Committee would permit the nae of the place for holdiog the Democratic Congressional Convec tion, bnt the Citizew was willing to second any efforta of the Watvhman to get the coiivention to Lancaster county, where it has ne.er been held within our recollection. We Lave always deemed either Irvington or Urbanna the moat accea8ible points from all sections to be considered. Itwas held at Urbanna the laat time, and why not at Irvington this time? Wehaven't the slighiest idea that the ruling power8 of the committee would conaent to its cominjr here, aud this Democratic stronghold doean't care a picayune about their prejudice. We would like to have it and would do our best to entertain the delegate8 iu royal style, but do not purpose putting ourselves in the attitude of mendicants. If Irving tou is quite acceasible, as it surely is, and Lancaster's working Democ racy isentitled toconaideration, then let the committee weigh the matter without prejudice, ser.tl it here, and we will promise that none will regret theaction of the committee. If the objections of some members of the committee cannot be overcome, then we still thiuk that Lancaster should be the recipient of their courteay, and wc would be glad to ace the coii? vention go either to Kilmarnock or Whealton. Tue truat8 have added another victory to their long list of auccessea. They have succeeded iu getting a report from the naval committee in the Hou8e of Kepresentatives which will practically give them the exor bitant prices asked for steel and other materiala to be uaed in build ingthe new war vo88ela. Tl.is, too, in face of the late prote8tations on the part of the ltepublican leadera that the ateel kinga would have to accept the government'a price for materiale! They will accept the government'a price, but the iigure haa been that put by the truats themaelves. A minonty report will be brought iu by which, it ia hoped, the hand of the trusts in ahaping legislatiou will be shown. Noimu vBKKi.AHDcouniy is buay tacking up aign-boards along lier roadways. This marks a degree of progreas, the lack of which the Citizen haa time aud again brought to the attention of the conntiea of theNorthern Neck. With her acalp law and eigu-boards our aiater county keeps in the van, but we hope it will not be long before the others will follow in her tracks. Her recent action in rejecting petitions for a no fence law ia a set-back, in the opinion of manv; but this, too, will come in cour8e of time. The experience of lancaster without fencea has been a gratifymg one, and there are few, very few, that would be willing to again go back to the crude worm fence. Aa it now is, about oue-tweotieth of one-per cent. of tbe population bave two-thirda of the entire wealth of this great country, and have so manipula ted and engmeered legislatioa that two tbinis of this immeusc wealth escapes taxation of any kiud.? Vtrginta ftfcaaav And yet when an effort is made to reacb this protected and nou-paying-of tax property, there is the silly cry of "lnquisitorial," "communlstic/' the "raid of the poor on the rich," &c, &c. How long, O Lord, how long ??FarmviUe Herald. "'Twas ever thus," and we fear will continue until theend of time? our time, at leaat. We cowgratclate our bright little Frederickaburg contemporary, the daily Eveninq Slai, on its en iargement. From 20 columna it thi8 week grew into 24 columna. The bright editorial writer of the Star will now have fuller ecope for the exerciae of hia talents. NEXT! That Virginla Sheriff (at Eraporia) is a good man for the Governor to remove from offlce.? Columbia (S. c.) staU. Then who will bonnce the Gov? ernor? To Urbanna and Tappahannock ?huatle for yonr summer normal, and may the lucky one have joy over hia victory. ENGLAND AND THE BOERS. Moro .Mioni tho Plaj-StUkltij: Wlitch the RuKliah ure i:u kTaged in. The aggressive tactics which the Boera are tiow diaplaying have caused a distinctly uneaay feeling iu Kngland. It is reported in Londou that Lord Kobtrta' haa sent word to Colonel Uaden Howell that Mafeking un.it bold out uutil May 2 4. It ia aunouuced from Springfon teiu that the ceuaorohip haa ugam curtailed thediapatchee. Therefure, important developuieuta must be ini peiiding. There i8 great Boer activity along the Vaal river. About 1,000 Burgher8 have usaembled at varioua poiuts between Fourteen Streama and Christiaua. Lord Methueu'a difliculties are ap parently increasing. He haa Boer Iaager8 or guerilla banda on both aidea of him and he will be obliged to watch carcfully his commuirica tiona with Orange river. Lotd Kitchener and his stafi have crossed the teruporary bridge al Norval's l'oint. He had 3,000 men under his commaud. He con siders the rebelliou crushed,although the flre may smouluer for a long time. Canuonadiug was agaiu heard iu the direction of Braudfort Suuda) aud it is reported that heavy tight iug oecurreu Saturday arout>d Mafe king. It is added" that Colonel IMumer's relief column was com pelled to retire with loss. General Crotije, Colouel Sv hiel and 1,000 Boer prisouers sailed for St. ilelena Tuesday. The transportation of the prisouers to St. Ilelena is arousing the anger of the Boers, who threaten to retaliate by sending the British prisouers to Koomatipoort, reputed to be the worst fever deu iu Soutb Africa. The Boera have cut one of Lord Hoberta' liuesof communicationa, ex tending from Bloemfontein to Kirn berley. Lord Koberts' otber line, aouth from Bloemfonrein to Cape Town, ia stiil open. The main Boer force haa advanced from Kroonatad to Smalldeel, 60 miles to the south and 50 miles from Bloemfontein. Hritinh Trappetl \ u iln. A force of Boers has made a dar mg raid near Bloemfontein and cap tured six of Lord Ivobert's cannon. British dispatchea 8tate that it was a "Boer trap." The whole British force engaged may be estimated at from 2,500 to 3,500, which were near lyall killed orcaptured. The diaaster is re^arded as a direct result of the inabilityof General French to c-.utoff the commando of General Olivier and the other commanders when es caj>ing from the Orange river. This is the hcaviest loaa a*. one time Britain has sustaiued since the Uevolutionary war. POLITICAL. Agricultural boards niight be nsed for makiug |>olitical fences.?Hich mond Xcws. The Pemocrats of Augusta eounty passed a reaolution instructing dele gates to vote to make the constitu tional convention questiou a party issue. Delegates from Northumberland eounty to the State Democratic Oui ventiou, which will meet in Xoi folk on May 2, will be elected at lleathsville on next Mondav (court day). Thes^t-baek received last week bv Major J. Taylor Ellyson.in his de" feat for chairmanship of Kichmoiid's school-board, and some other matters practically puts him out of the race for the governorship. The oflice-holder who would op pose a Coustitutional Convention, becauseperchancea new Constitution niight reduce his salary or fees, cares very little for the interesta of his State and people.?Xorfolk Jounut! of Cvmmerce. Webater Davis, aaaiatant Secretary of the interior, who recantly returned trom SSouth Africa, reeigned hia ofli cial position this week. He will go on the lecture platform in the iutereat of the Boera. Hia resiguation has l>een accepted. Bepublican Congressmun Wiee, of the Norfolk Diatrict, says he is ex periencing difiiculty in securing 61 competent Republicaus in hia dia? trict who will accept the offices of census euumeratora at the small salary to be paid. Admiral Dewey haa announced to the American people that after uia ture reflection, and in reapouse to the earne8t entreatiea from all parta of the country, his former decision not under any circumatances to run for the preeidency is reacinded. The Democrata of Bichmond county in maaa-meeting Monday elected Hon. W. A. Jonea, James W. Chinn, jr., and Dr. B. A. Middle ton delegates to the State Democrat Convention, which meets in Norfolk on May 2nd. Noexpression waa had as to the Coustitutional Couvention queation. Congressman Bailey, of Texaa, haa this to aay about the Democratic Viee-Preaidential nomination: "I hope a man of Mr. Bryan'a intellec tnal and political eqnal in every way will be made hi8 running "mate. Feraonally I favor either John W. Oaniel, of Virginia, or B. F. Shiveley. of Indiaua." The renowned "Pat" McCaull, Iong lost sight of, haaat last showed up. Captain McCaull is an oflicer in the quartermafcter'a department, and returned from the Thilippiues ajbout Miree weeka ago on the trans port Missouri,of which hehascharge. He will retum to Manilain the sanie capacity in a few weeks. London newspapera of late dates received in Washiugton have beeu read with exceedinginterest by mem bers of both Iiouses of Congresa, as showing the marked difference be tween both the theory and the prac tic?* of the executive departmenta of (ireat Britain and the United States. In tbeory Great Britain is a monarch ical government and the United States a Democratic government. In practice precisely the reverse seems to appear to ?>e the caae. At a meeting of the Democrata of Gloucester Monday, a resolution instructing the delegates to vote for a conveution to frame h new Consti tution waa adopted. J. N. Stubbs waa appointed a delegate from Pets worth Dis'rict, Maryus Jonea from Ware District, H. L Bridgea from, Abingdon Distriet and J. N. T?bb a delegate at large. J. Boyd JSears was recommended aa elector for the First Distriet. Brvan was erui for the Democratic candidate for President. The Kvening Star of Washiugtou, an independent newapaj^r with strong Itepublican leaning, prinUa-i interview with a Uepubliean niember of the House whose nann isconceah d for obvioua reasons, atating that the I'orto Kican tarift* bill was strictly a matter ?if barter and salr, a taritT on 1'orto Uican go<>ds beinjr traded for hugecoutributions to the Uepubliean camptiign fund this fall. The niein ber says that when the bargain wa* made ii was not expeeted that there would be such an outcry, and it ia now too late to back down. The Democrata of Middlesex ha\e elected the following delegatea to the First Distriet Congreasional (on \ention: Dr. \Y. S. C'hiistian, J. K. Segar, Kobert McCandlish, W. II. Lawaon, H. L. Bluke, W. K. Kvans, A. B. KvaiiF, Willium Sadler and George Northatn. Besolutions were 1 endoraing the course of Hon. William A. Jones in Congresa and instructiiig the delegation to vote for hia renomination. The pub lished reports that the meeting was opposed to a Conslitutional Conven tion wus a inistake. The court did not give time enough to take op Ibc 8iibject of a Convention, but the prevailing sentiment waa rJohwI uuanimously in favor of calling a Constitutioual Convention. Kepresentative Hay, of Yirginia, one of the iiieinbei8 of the military comniittee of the House, has pre parcd a bill to create out of the mi litia of the several States a reaerve vedunteer army for use in time of war, toaupplement the regular anny. It is desigued to obviate the uectssi ty of a large standing army upon the expiration of the present law, Jnly 1, 1901, increasing the standing army to 65,000 and authorizing the pres" ent volunteer army of 35,000. The bill ntakes all citizons betwe n the age8 of 18 and 45 liable to military service in the volunteer army. It ap propriates $4,000,000 nnmially for the niaintenance and equipment of tbe national guard of the several Stati i-OKTO M00 5UI.L I'A.-SKI). Tbe sbarpest and inost prolonged debatc upon any aieaamta since the mensures discussed by llie naniora ble "War Congress" two nui im r? aehed a climax Tm-sdav afternoon when the Porto Kico Tmr.ll bill possed the Senate by a vote of 40 to 31. Only committee aniendmei.ts were adopted. It had been evident for aome time that the bill woold eommand a msjority in the senate. '?>ut notwithstanding this fact the interest in the measure, both of een otora atol of the pnblie, had not Jlagged an instar.t. From 11 o'clock, when the Senate convened, until tbe bour when the voting hegan, advo cates and opponents of the bill hrilliantly and eloquently niaintaiu id their ground. ki.kcton mra. At the eleelion in Chicngo on Ttusday, the Deinocrat8 securtd 1?; aldernien out of a poagible 'Wt Munieipul rifCtJOM were lndd Tin .-day in all the citiea and towns Of Aikansas. In Little Boofc tb. Democrata had no opposilion aud only Ml lOttl were polled. Mayor David S liose (Demoorat) haa been re-eleet<d mayor of M ilwau kee. Wk . by at least .*.",( K?0 plurality, over Henry J. Baunigartener (Ue? publiean). The conteat was the inoat exciting in maiiy yeare. D moerats Tuesday ehetid JooWfl A. Ueid mayor of FfTtfl (itv, Mo.. by a majority of at least l.ooO. The entire Demoorat ie ticket, except a few uunibers of I he lower house of the City Council, was successful. The present city gov erntneiit is Uepubliean. AFTEKMATII OF LEUISEATl itE. It has been practieally deci.Kd that there will be no extra session of the l.egishiture this suunuer. Discoveries continue to be M*dc of .s.eniingly hurmless,<private bills," which have become laws, and which affect important statutes. The executive officers of th? trana portation lines in Virginia will uieet April 18th to discues the Jim Crow law. They proposeto meet the pres ent difiiculties M applying the pro vision8 of the bill by compelling all white peraons to travel first-class. THE NEW LIO.rOK LAW. Muchinterest is beitig manifested in the aot ameuding the liquor laws of the State, and it may be that many of the eounty bars will ht\e to cloae up ior several weeks btfore tley can eeenre a renewal of their licen6ea. Before any application for a license to sell by retail or to keep a malt liquor saloon or an ordinary ahall be presented to any court, the applicant ehall, in addition to com plving wiih all the other reqnire ments of theact, first adverti8e his intention of making anch application by poating a writfen notice of auch intention at the front door of ihecounty court-house of theconnty in which thebusinessisproposed tobie conducted, and alao at the place wbere it ia proposed to conduct the said business, for thirty daya next preceding the day on which such ap? plication ahall be presented to the said County Court, and no County Court ahall consider any anch appli? cation until it ehall have been tirst proven to its aatisfaction that the notice required by thia section has been so ooated. LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL. 80 Says the Snpreme Court in Casc of t'oniniisaiouers ot" Valuatlon Aet. IllCHMOND, Va., March 30?In the Court of Appeala to-day a deci aion was handed down in the Lam bert habeua corpus ca8e?a te8t caae a8 to the conatitutionality of the Comniissioner of Valuatiou Act_ declaring the law uncon8titutional becauae of the fact that an appropri ation was embodied in the act and a recorded vote, which was not taken, ia necesaary in auch enactmonta to have the force and effect of law. Theentire bill ia declarod unconati tutional. The court was unaninious. An order waa directed diamiseing the other petitiona without coat. The board to appoint commiaaion ers of valuation, conaisting of the State Auditor, Second Auditor and Treaaurer, have appointed eighty-five auch commiaaionera, leaving thirty Uo not yet appointed. Of courae, no more will be appointed and thoae commia8ioned will not qualify. SPKCIAL TO VA. OlTUUtf. t?y w?.re, Tlmrtalay 1 p. m.] The Democratic convention Hall tl Kanaas City, Mo., waa destroyed bv lire Wedmsday night. The seating oapacity of the hall waa 20,000. Adiniral Dewey haa annoi.need himself aa an independeut eandidate for the Presideney. Utpublicana Wednesdav carried Uhode Island. The DdOOOIttU made bi? gaiii3 in the uorthweat, but loat il Nibracka. The force8 of Gen. Uoberla are completely hemnied in at ttlo**?foa tein and a big battle ia hourly exp. et ed. k begins to look as" tliough Kruger'a boast that he would rotakc Bloemfontein is to be fuUilhd. S.-me unknown person attempted to aseas3inate the Prince of Walt'a Wedne.-day aftemoon by tiring a re volvorat him as thetrain upon which the I'linco was on was leaving Brus sells. Luckily His Hoyal Highness was not hurt. <>>ster InspretorM Appointed. All of the present oyster inapectora of the Northern Neck, Middleaex, and Kssex were reappointed by the State Moardof Fiaheries which met in Nor folk Tuesday, with the exception of M. W. Hudson, of Northumberlaud, which appointment is postponcd. Chargea against W. E. ITndgina, Captuin of Steamer Che8apeake, will be conaidercd later. GKO. M. HAUMAX'S PbAN Of Urowiug 1,500 Bu-bel* of Po? tatoes Per Acre. 1 plow my ground ? or 10 inches deep, barrow well both waya and make my rows north and south with a large shovel plow 3 fect apart, making the rows as deep aa I plowed. I cut my potatoes three days before pbititing with one and two'eyeB in a piece, cut off one inch of aeed end or enough to destroy all the small tubes. In cutting the eecd ends off you do away with the growing of all emall potatoe8 or a large per cent. of them. I plant 18 or 20 inches apart one <-i?.-.' in a place. Plant the eye8 down and cover two inchee; this will leave \our potatoes about 8 inches Ulow the top of the ground. Iu planting the eyes down you can hold a better moistuie, besides as the tubcB grow rooad the piece in place of eoniing straight up, you bave niore Iength of stalk under" ground and niore place for tets when potatoes are 4 or 5 inches high. I work the ground down to the hills 2 or 3 laebca, then leave them until they grow 4 or 5 inches niore, work it down again and leave a short tiuie. tlien work your ground until it is perfectly level, or as near as can be. I n.viT work after the potato is luidded for bloom. N>v?t bill ip tbe bill8 when you hill potatoes, you epoil the natural draw of your land and you can hold niore moiature by keeping your land level. BOffM farmers plant and cover so deep that It takes half of theseaaon to conie up. The sooiier the potato cotnea up tb" better. If your ground is well workrd your potatoes won't grow out on top of ground, but there are somc kinds of potatoes tbat will grow on top of ground inspite of a nian. but l never plant them niore than omv. ntisp l isiiin<; noti:s. Indications are that herring will be plentiful in the Chesapeako Hay and it8 tributaries thisseaaon. Foui hundtvd and eixteen paek agesof lish were shipptd from Uccd ville, Northumborlaud oounty, one day laat week, representing a value of over $2,000. Dangerous Diamond Shoala, at the outer edge uf Cape Hattcras, ia to be marked by a new lightship. She will be a much stauncher boat than those now in servicc off that dreadeil spot. Bellowa & Squires, of Lancaster oounty, will this seaaon conduct the factory of F. A. Gunby in conjunc tion with their own large works. Capt. F. A. Gunby will, in all probability, be counccted in buainess with L. P. Deiinia A JSon, CriaHeld, Md. (From tithing Catette ) The shad season ia nearing itaend in Florida. April 15 will be the first day of the cloae season. It has not been a very profitable oue, the (ish have been scarce. Anuml)erof steam fishing com paniea have already been organtzed in Great Britain. For acrhie unac countable reaeon, we, npon this side of the pond, are lagging behind in this particular, but it can only be a nrntter of a comparatively short time btfore the bulk of our sailing f.sh and oyster smacks are replaced by steamers lt is reported from Connecticut that the new oyster syndicate is al most formed, GO per cent of the optiona having been 8igned over and '40 per cent more will be tuined over during the week. The trust will cnmmence with $3,000,000 capital, repreaonting $4,000,000 worth of property. The promoteraare saying little, but sawing wood. The con ditiona are ripe for such a combina tion. >KKS8 SOT12S. The Jiurol Ju'treat Times ha8 en tered upon itsuinth birthday. It ia a progreasive paper and standa in the frout rank of Virgiuia weekliea. The Cape Charles Pioneei- has suspended publication. The Lkjht ia now the only paper iu Cape Charlea. THE KENTUCKY MUDDLE. The April term of the Frauklin Circuit Court and the grand hn workingunder it, which will inves ligate the asaaasjnation of Governor Goebel, began work Monday. It ia underatood that Common wealth's Attorney Frauklin will reoominend the bringing in of in dichnentaagainat Uepubliean Gov? ernor Taylor and all of the other Uepubliean State officiala, on the oharge of uaurpation of the ofiice;, they are claiming to hold. More Liglit Will be found aa to wbat suita tbe aeaaon in a good new line of gooda waich is to be aeen al the old stand, T. J. Haydon il Son'n, Erffagtoa. Cbil dren'a shoea a apeeialty, allbough we have them to fit and please auy ouc. But don't forget the grocery departnnii? which is alwayaapecial. Thanking you for past favora and inviting you to come again. Moat reaptctfully, T. J. Haydon & So.N.l ni:\? S ITI >ts The Mar\ iui.t! L gfolalurta'-j-'uru yirgh?ta I i 1,000 eokhera in militci cumpaoirc comphi. Ia areaed and (quipped.* Tl:e agBJ trade in Kinfl <? ) haa ! ecoeae one of DJ and great importuuiv. I I. W. K. Wiokhum, ?h'? ?ho4 bun.ifat his home m ponltnfnu eonnty reoently, .li^d !.-,*? Wl, fc, Tb? Btftt* Siiprcme Court ?d jounoti Fiiduj ior the terni aflei traaaaotiaf a great un.omit uf busi ncss. Dr. Hunter IfcGtitf*, wko was parali/ad iec? ntly, is rtpoi tt d aauch worse at.d nmch uueasintss is felt as to his condition. The boiol of tl?. Stab<?aul Air Line of s:5,<K!0, |o guarautte the building of the linc to Washington. has been d*potited with Gov. T\!,'. Bob Filasimmons and Kid kfcCoi were inatcbed Saturday to fight 00 ''"') lt*> twrntv-tive rouuda at catoh WeigOt*. Botl, ,m,n posted > forfeit. The Oid Dominion Building & Loan Aseociation. Iviehniond, Va., of ub.eh Maj. Taylor Ellyson is the head, has gone into voluntary liuui dat:on. J ' Hev. Dr. Qeora* F. Bagby, ? Baptist minister, who died at Uich mond last week, wasa naiiveof Iving and Cjueen eounty, and was a chap lain in the Coofederate army. The grand jury of Greeiia\ille county found a true bill jiguinst Kev, l>r. J. B, H. liiddick for shooting and killing l)r. W. II. Teanple. Uis trial will commence May 3d. Queen Victoria left England Tues day enroute forlreiand to pav a vioit in honor of the bravery tbe Iriafa troop8 have recently displayed iu South Africa. A large rjuanlity of jonquils are being shipped Norlh from UlooOM ter county, one lady alone on Noith Kiver having ecut off tifty thouaaiid. I'be prices range from 80 to J>0 cenls per hundred. Kmperor William runs in debt on a aatary of eight and a half million dollars a ycar and wants tbe govern? ment to allow him another nillion. H is father aared ;f good battk ac OOant on two millions per year. Towns in Vitginia which hnve ap plied for uational bank cbarters \\n der the new law, nearly all being for banks having $35,000 and over are as follows: Mewpotl Xews, Coving ton, Frcdmcksburg, Marion and \\ ocdatock. The citiz.'ns of a town up in the Slate of Michigan recently had i public Baeeiiog and eppoioted ? ?igi laoce ooaamittee, wbogave notiee to all the colored residents of the place bO have, or unlesa they would be M verely punislud. Un. Browo, of >'ew Vork, while "ut boating with her husband on '"-'-' river, near Williams wharf. Malbewi oounty, fell overboard while reaohio'f for ? paddk was drowaed Booday, 11 ?-,? was taken to N. w \ otk Ifood Mury Buck, fornierlv a siau- [? UeOTfe ?vmuty wlu-iv 104 now reaides, ia 106 vtars old. Ahout 12 yeara ago ahe went totally bllod, but within the past few nionths a re niaiUali;- ncov.-ry has OOOOe ahout and the old wonian OftJB now ete bet tcr than ahe could beforc she waa afflioted. Batttf comes on April 15th. Tbe date for Raftttf is unustially late this JCar, and in fact iswithin onew. the lutest possible date for the feaat Tbe atiUiog of tbe date is by nteaoi of tbt paoobal aaooo, and oa tbU ac count it is ieapoatlbla for it to eome enrlier than Maroh 21st or laterthau April 2otb. After ? naoal atafObiag investiga tion of the lynching Iu-re the grand jurv rcportcd Taooday afteroooct that they- bail no pwatlitoatBtl to niake. The dicibiou of the grand jory wasawaited with much intcreal. All of the town's peopic were deeply intereeted in the proeeedings. Mortinur .lohnson, a Confederate vcterau, who had his leg shot off in the batlle of tbe Wilderness, dicd recently in Grant County, W. Va., aged ninety-oneyeara. He bound tbe stump of his leg himself on the battle-tield and lay for eight hours before asaistance came. The report that O'Grady, who was lynched at Emporia, waa the son of a rich New Yorker and heir to a peerage in Ireland, turna out to be a mistake. Mr. O'Grady came to Virginia to investigate the matter, but after getting a better deecription of the unfortuiinte victim said he waa not hia ?>n and retnrued home without seeing the body. Utft week a young colored man saved aix livea in New York city by a brave and during act. lle was on his way to work when he diaeov ered a flathouse on fire and Mr. Nel 80ii, one of the occupauts, and his aix children at a window, cut off from eseape. lle ran into the adjoining building and up to the third iloor and with two com paniona holding his legs, he swung hia head downward and his body backwjird and forwaid and managed to reach the children as they were held up to him by the father. All of them were taken out e*fe in this inauner. The fiiv companv rtached the building in time to aavetheother occupant8 of the house. Is It Lnncaster's Plaaj? We are informed that a Confed erate ilag recently PWOimUd to a Baltimore Camp, C. V., is a tbig which belonged to the company of Lancaater Grays. Our infonmnit ia a member^of the Baltimore Camp and was one of tbe original members of the Graya. He snys the ilag ia a blue 8ilk one and was presented to the company at the outbieak of hostilitiea by the ladiea of Lancaster atan assembling of the company in "Tom" Duimway's field. It was ruur used iu battle, having been left at Capt. lienderon'a home when the company marchtd avvay. It isa iu)stery h0W the Ilag disappeared, but it is supposed to have been taken from the houae by some raiding Federal8. The flaa: waa brought to aConfed erate bazaar in Baltimore by a man who agreed to preseut it to the ba/.air if mxjuesLions would be naked. The CTniBV suggests that Law son-Ball Camp take ttepe to identify the llag, and if discovered to have beea the piomrty of Un Graya, we can inform them what proceedinga to take to secure it. mm pois Kercurg wrccfes, rcotoipes In some casw the eitcmal mi-hs cf OcM1t i. n i ?? Ticlimisfitmly^itb, laknoun. iMothcreaso truenatiw *,f t|,c d . tnucu^at 1k- '!'"' though pronounced incut .: tc In the .'.'.. ? or i S ,n wh:it 8ta?e <r ! ' '" ?""JP^JJ Lwf tiM% M" ^il/n.cuefor^.l,:. f^ ,,ot,lf ', .mpn,ve?iy? ' **??> BnUhcd . oam,. h. v, t vvr h |lc r,.Mi:t Tll?, , ?p^ror'K.^8er"dM^^ WSfca, F' KHS3SS333 ACBOSA THE BE \s. PBILtPPIHI Major Kiikman, of ll.e 49th Volunteer*, at Manila, has ?... q courtinartiuled beCaQK be insulred archbisbop Cbcpelle. Tbe iuaail oooeiated m the major banging his blaoket lodrj in auch poeition that itobstructed the Archbiahop'a vkw. and in using profaoe language to ibe eccleeiaaltc. A dispatch datrd Aovil 3rd from Qen. (Mis aayft **Siuce January lal i"i akirniabea ia the Pbilippinea have been fought, inostlv vt rv BligHht affaira. Oar caanaltiea verc 3 (Hicersand ;s enlisted men killed; 13 Offlcert and 1M BBea wounded. Insurgent and Madroi.e' Jots in killed and lefton fiatd, 1,4'2*J; captoitd, mostly wonnded, 1,453; smal! arnis ?eoared, 8*051; piecea of artillery, 105; large oaptorta of otber inaor geol property. A Baaaber of im portant ioaargeal offioeraare eurren dering, ai.d the Mtaation is grad ually beoomiBg oaore paeiSe. l'OKTO RlOa A crOwd of aboot MM) pereooa gathered Moodav at a pier nuder oooetraetkM and iotimidated the natire cmrpeotere, and forced thirty ii\e of [)u m |0 q?jj mwk The j reeenl iate of wagee is per t. nhuiir labor day. The le'ul, i> of the movetnent demaoded an eigbt hour labor day. Atnoon Toctday a uipb of over 10,000 people aaeeoubkd and attack ed the Bt I hornas laborers. There 150 poiicemen on duty, but they Mtde DO attempt to disperee the erowd, and aeompany of infan irv u.i< ealkd oat to preeerfe order. The laborere from bt. Tboeai fatcd to roturn to WOrk, being afraid of afi.oks afur hours. The Porto Ricaoi faaj, and justly ?o, thal thej have been ewindled by this govcinnieiit in all deftjf, I h", report of the Weur Depmrtateal ahowi thal Porto Ettoae exporta have falhn ofl "J2 per cent. sinee being nader our flajr. DOIMOfl IN COHGBBB& 'i'' g profita of the lard Oil Uoaipaoy, iodicatad bj the exlra divideod u 0,000 reoeotlj declared, oreateda profooi.! ?eoaatiorj in Oottgraai. Aa i of the oori oraUoa*i aoiioc (Vi will probablj adopi a neolotioo call ing apoa tbe AUoraey-UeneraJ to prooeed agaiaat tbe coaapaoj Ia bo oordanoa with tbe proftaioni of Ibe Sbermaa Aoti-troal law. Women as Well as Men Are Made M.scrable by Kidney Trouble. .tidney trouble preys upon the rnind. dic -c-irafjes and lessens ambition; leaut; . ? ? re out of order troubta inz beeom- cc that it is n->t c.ncommon i fcr a c'.ild t.-> bo bcrn XX^afflictei with i ejra. If the chiW urto -2 ?"?u* ates too oftm, H urine scalds the flesh or if. when the child reaches an age when it shoidd be able to ccntro! the passafe, it is yct afflict=d with bed-weuhig. depend upon it. the caoae of the difiicuky is kidney trouble, andtl step should bc towards the treatment of these important crgans. This un; I trouble is due to a di.-.cased condltic'n ot the kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as most peopie suppose. Womcn as well as men are made mis erable with kidney ar.d bladder trouble and both need the same f?i>;at renedyl The mild and the bnmedlata eftoei of Swarnp-Root is noon reuli.-.ed. It is sold by drugeata, Ia fifiy cent and one dollar. sizes. You may have a I sample boftle bv mail free. al-o pamphlet tell- n<?. ?Ta^Sa^B^T tng all about it. including many of the thousands of testimonial letters tcceived from sufferers cured. !n writing Dr. Kilmcr 3c Co.. Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and mention this paper. Estahlifhcd lsJS. A. LEWIS & SON, CO.WIISSIO* .MKIttllAaW, (Jrain, Live Stock.Wool and Produee, 222 S. ( iiAKLRS St , BALTIMOHE, 111). If you l.ave aaythlng in ibe abova line voo waat lo placa in the bandi of a in'n-c that haa htu! Juiiij esparieoce a ifcoroaafa kaowledxe <>f th.ir boalaeaa and eoaaamada a food elaaa of bojera sen-.l your sliipments to us. PUBLIG: CONWAY, GORDON & GARSLTT NATBONAL. 3ANK, OFFREDERKKSI'l I1(;,V1K(J1SIA, Begaa bealo?ca Ifoaday, Aprll ftad liK?, and w'.ii kctn opoa fiom ? a. n' to <i p. 111. All Ohaeka, drafts and DOtM i>h.\ nl)Ie tooratlha Baakiag llooaa ol Ooawav Qordon 4 Qaraeti will bc eoaatdafad as i?i\:tiiie to aad at TtM Oonway. Qardoa * Garnm National Mauk, and ?he ettaaga will in ao aray affecl the p arraageawnu wuii ihecaaioman <>f aatd nrni of Conway, OordOB A C.raeii Cure For llea<l:ulie. Klors Anlidote w:'! p* ?? |, cnrr. ene in its v ? r- n \ tIjn] Will convinre fon ! if youcairt ,..t ii .-.( x,.?, rlaaiara,aeoid 10C. foi j)H ? Sos Haltimore. Md. Lancastsr's Business Directory. HOTEt FOR SmI, I will seii iae Laacaatei Boaee, land ati'i liveiv. li caooot aadec .?? i euinstaucL-8 be rented. Hotel |0 K.iod prder, liveiy aitaebed aad 88 accea oi '?nd. M.F.Thom, LancatterC. II., Va. FOR SAtE OR EXCHANGE. A (aa in Harytand, oalf eJcbt miles rrom Waaaiaatoo; <;<....i n-mom boaae water at boaae deor and in all ??:?? flelds! youiJKorehaid; farm containiiig 170acres. I Will sell or excfaaata f??r a farm or ether propettT iu Ttdewater MCtioa of \ ngmia. Adrreaa, at L HV? Co.. MUSeabai k. Va. WOTICE. Paraaaat to ti)C ptoalaaai (,f a deed M traat from Louisa Caiter to m,- f,., beai it of J. ..;. uiakemon- rooorted in uie eieiks oHee of Eaaaeaater. in datd i'"ok 48, page .-,4s_defauit bavloi baaa ir.ade ... tbe pnymcnt of the debt securcd bj - Ud df ed? and havinir been reqacated by tbe bencftdarr, I will oa tbe I8tb day ol Anrii, I800,(taai betng eowl day) off** foreaaa to tbe bigbeal bidder, tbe land deacrlbed Ia ?aid dced. Tbb laad i? ?Itaated ia Wblte Cbapel diatriei Laa caater eoonty, near White Hoaeacrcak Beacb eraek, tbe Rappabaaaoek and t orrotomaa rlvcra, nnd bai aa it a new two-alorj dwclllogol ril rooaae. and I? aatd to laclada 88 acrea. J. W\i. Oaroa atvo, Traatea, SASII, DOOIfs, BH1NGLB8, BLISIMI Asi) PixiHoa Addcd to our stock of Baw* Mill aud Kaihvay Metarta** m iLi>i;n-s HATBBIALS Alwaya aa Daad al ltock -? Bottoaa Pi KVA\ 0>lK\, ***** vx BARCAINS! BARCAINS!! if poa waal tha baat fteady* aaade Qtathlag Bhoee, Hai*. Nottoaa, Dnijrs ?nd Qroo don't f?ii to eaaaewhon poaeaa securc liret-clasa gooda, :*ud that place ia MRS. T. J. WIllING ? CO., HtVIXtiTON. v.\. Beeeeurcei ovar $1,000,000.00. Avi: BBOOMB SOUE Sl lilll V <>N .\I.I, HONDs. If You AYai.t A lioiHl Aa Kxvcutur, Trartaa. Adatfufcttra tor. (.uMnlluri. < -Mun.-.-or l? K.pl<-\ in, At uichiuoiit C.,v, , lt A- i. < ^tntractor, ". A :<-al oilicl fUU>' r"mn> "'" Munlclpal " *>?*? ''.' ? ? i of :? PratamaJ s<i lati A-aii Kmidoyw t,k. (.,,,,,' rattoa or Maroaaute atUbliahoinut, The lldallt] and DapoaM Oom p:\nv m MaryleaJ will raratah it. Daa't irive oi aeoapi pareoaal Mretr. but wrilc to our a^cnts ? HUBBARD & JAMES, WBITI stom:, va. LANCASTER ROLLER MILLS, KAMPS, CARTER I CO. KILMAKMKk, VA. FLOl IC, I _ _? MEAL, loo<l Stulls BHAK, I o1 u11 Kiiuls. Baat grades at lowesl roarket priees. Com and whent boagbt. W'rite us if you have uny to talL tSTSaw-inill in conneclioa will. Flouring Mills. RICK! BR1CK! BR1CK! The Place to buy brick is at LEVINT.BUCE&Ci'S., Weems, Va., Manufactarers of all grade^ of PAVING AND BU1LDING BRIGXS t&"Having put in one of tho Latest Improved Machlnes, I am now able to give my patrous, on sbort notice, the l>e>i Bfiek that can be produeed. No Matter Wltere V?u Fhul Tlicni ?* Whether In Parlor Or OOMOerl Itoom, ^ 5TIPFI" PlANos I Alwaja afcow thal luparlor metit that BMurfca ih.u. aaaof tu bear. W know bowlobaild tbeai parfeelly, and Aoa*l k at t<> waata aiaany on experiaaeatlaa> Ooaveataal letaaa, Catalogac aad book of aaggaaUoaa ebaarfally gteea Ptaaoa of ataar a?Bkea al prices to fiuit tlio iu.: : (coaomical. CHARIES fil. STIEFF, aTaraawawaw ? Kattb UbaHj Ptraat, l\;rtori.?: |j|?,.k ?i ,;. I.mI.ij .-t t,- A\ e.. A ik,-? BALTI.MOUE, MABl'LA.Mi. CHQICE EARtY ROSE SEED. I .-.m -fUinir a limiled aaaalitv nf l'/"':'?\ ""i"'Kariy^ns,. s,?, ,| potatoea Gilaala Wbarf, Va On yotir lnb.l h a date; l*aj aafuM it is too laka. TO RENT. >?! I51a.k-Mj.itt, ?bop at MilU uhack Anply to.lobuTa; MUleabaek, Va. YIRGINIA FiRE I MARIKE INSURANCE COMPANY. riAlTBBBl issi. RICKMGND VA. \vsots, - - jj;7r?O,0O<>. WM. II. PAIaMKB. Prest. WM. H. MefJAltTY, 8ecy. le tlumo.-t popakr Inaurance When your i-urna you get your money. B. H. BAIRD, Agent, waksaw, va. LIFE IS UNCERTAIN, DEATH IS SURE. Provlde toryourdependent family Ia .ase of dt-Mh, or for vonrself in after veara, hy insuriiiR your life in tbe old aud sdrong HoHhweeAon Mutnal Llffc liiMiranee Company. aieaeed Vaataiea I808. iiy i. ''?'?*. ovat $100,000,000. Barphu ovat $22,000,000. Poratahaa gafest protection at lowcr 0O0I Hihu any other Company. J. W. tlllXX, Sr., Agent for Northern Neck, Waremw, Y'a. Best WorR, Easy Touch, Visible Writing, Lighteet Oarriage, Phenomenal Speed, Superior Manifoldicg, WILLIAMS TYPEWRITER. NEW No. 4 FOR 1900. Single Shift, Direct Inking, Key Board Lock, Rapid Paper Feed, Extremely Durable, Permanent Alignment. OLD WSACHINES TAKEN IN P*RT PAYMEKT. EDWIN A. HARDIN CO., soi.i: soiTHDitN I)!.vi.i;ks. 16 N. PRYOR STflEET,_ATLANTA, CA. R- A. , ~ Sead for BANNINC, SSaT1 104-106 E. LOMBARD ST., BALTIMORE, MD., ITbobaaaVi .... Manufacturer of Carriages, Road Carts, Wagons and DaytoDS. ... Dealcr in . . . . Carriage- and. _ Wagon-Makers' Supplies. Farmera mu.st use Fertilizera if they want Sati. factory Krsulta. Why not get the beat ? Tlnv are the Cheapeal in the eud. We Make Fertilizers (tf all Crops Z,a^z< ria) THE We do m.t uae Leather Scrap Wool Waste, Iloof Meal, Shoddy or other Wortldeea Material. We guarantce the Analvaia, Qnality and Geweral Condition in everv iu8tarrc. (Saad address for book gtvtag paiticularf.) ROBERT A. WOOiDRIDGE COMPANY, Sole Mauufacturera of the Genuine \rYoolclriclge Higla-Cla.ss> fertilizers. Ollice uikI Ta< tory, ) *** aml **B HiultliVt YVI.urf, j BALTIMORE, MD. I El BANK A HKO., Kilmamock v , . r i B- T. PEIBCE, Ldwalton ' r-or eale m Lancaater County hy j S. ('. THOMAS, Weema; ' DAMD A. BBLLY, Byrdton. FO U N TAI N Prrti HOTEL, Cafe and Restaurant, _ ***** COltNKU ^^jf** Pratt and telvert Streets, BALTIMORE, MD. Ainerle n and B*troaoaB Plaaa. m r Enrop*an Tlan: Ha> and $1 per'day. JjJ AaaHeaa I'lai Boavd and room, tl ?"><? per day. ? Ja^EgBERNO REIllY, 'z-?=?? Proprietor.