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Krlday, May. 7 ISMMft
HELP THE REABfiR
Sometiines \vo fear that tht*
kiml triendswhoaond tntaa lateet
news to Ihe CaTBBN t l.ink tli;it
th?? most tln'v atv doing b to
help the paperand oootrtbute t<?
its Buobess. True this is. and
that they ht'lp the pajwr is ol?vi
t>iis. and tli?> t'mzKN is tbankful;
lmt mav we remind our eentri
butora that iu srmliutr iu newe
th.it appeara In our oolamna they
iiiv doing far more tluui aimply
aiding the editor and printer.
They areentertaining the reader
attheothar.eod ofthecountj, aud
the man whoremoved to another
St.ite years ago, but wlio feels
tliat he wauts the home paper to
follow him still?wauts to hear
from those who weiv liis associ
atea fcong ago trotn his old home
?they are helping all these. Any
newa that. you may l>e ahle to
send your home paper will l>e
Been and read by the family in
the upper eud of Laaoaater, or
further still, aml the good people
?your kin ii may he, to wliom
you writebui seidom?they want
the newa from home. and g*t it
this way. It ia ivmarkable how
interestmg the simple itema that
look scarcely readable to usseem
to those who are far awav. and
the old man calls his wtfe and
says "See here, Sally, if John
Jenkins has'nt gone a'nd bought
the old home tract back again".
or 'SammyLynn has inni-ried nt
last". and so on. The people who
do not get Ietters from the old
neiglibornoodare always gtad to
known eren of Mvialhappeninga
in the "old eoiinty '*.
So, kind friends. send in tbe
news iteins; almust anythiug is
newe to aomebody, and you may
ba sniv it will be read. You may
set it down that vou are reallV
ol your distant friends than even
to th.it of the newspajrer man
SALGON, NO SALOON AND PRO
The Citizkn Bapeed with ?ke
Norfolk Landmark's repvodneed
editorial m to the harmfulnem
of state-wide prohibition. \\V
are Mtill of opiniou that the inat -
ter vvould have falleu of its dwn
self if uot agitated fagr the ptese
Werannot agree with our a*
UH-iiied friend, however, in its
detiuition of "local option'" and
"lOCal optionists." Is it not
lwgguiK the question to atlini.
that this or that Democrat is
for local option, explaining that
n imam local self-govermnent?
Do you know of a Democrat ?
hquor man or temoerance man?
who is not a local optionist in
ilussense? But when the ttqnor
question is np, |s not "local op?
tionist "accepted aa meuniujr one
who not only favors local option
but who votes "drv" when op
portunity juvseiits?" || ,|c,(.s up
t liis way.
The editor of the Landmark
says lie would vote "wet'in Nor?
folk. The editor of the Citi/.kn
would vote -dry". We contend
the lormer is not a "local op.
t lomst" in t he geoeraUj accepted
meaningof tli.- term, while the
lattens. Yet the Citizen's edi?
tor would oppose a state-wide
prohibition niovement to forre
Norfolk or any other city "dry"
if a niajority of the people there
oeereed othenvise. (This latter
declaration may put ourattitude
elear in the eyes of another
Inend, the Virginian-Pilot, alao.
iTisall very well to say that
improvidence, extrav.iganee and
vie-are the niain faetors in thel
mal.ility of families to liveonthe
>niall uages so many areobliged
to put up with. But, given a
family of say five, the hread-win
ner of the t'ainilv earning only
f?00 a yeai?and that is not faV
below the average wage of the
toiler?27 per eent of this goe.s
to pav house-rent, $100 goea for
rlothing (and consider how little
thisis, #20 foreaehTiieniherofthe
family); so is it anv wonder that
the end of the year tinds that
family in debt? It meana that
theHe five must obtain food, fuel
htfhts, pay doctors' bilte and. iii
our btate, bu.v sehool-books
Aud even this f 600 is notearned
?y all, for either by improvi
dence, sickness, loss of time from
Huspension of work and other
causes entirely outside the eon
tiol of the wage-earner,the aver
age must fall balow the suin
statetl. If ever there was a time
when our Isgithators should a ppl v
theniselves to the problem ol
making hvinjr for the poor man
caeaper that time has come
VW: don't just know how to
express proper sympathy for Bd
ltor W. A. Land, in the the
destruetion by fire of his entire
newspaper plant?the Blackatone
Lourier?aswe have never paaaed
through the dark waters. With
a loss of some eight thonaand
dollars, and with only a fourth
of that covered l>v ' insuranee
nieansa new l>eginning, alinost
at the bottom round,for our edi
torfiiend. Land, by talent and
eoiKniering pluek. had huilt upl
one of the liest plants ainOUff
country newvptapem The fra
ternity without exeeption svm
pathize with him.
Time was when otangef orliuv-'
er,vlolating thecuH law, lu most
parts of Virginia oouUlpayn law.j
yer ftveorteo dottars, earry lns
eats to the tnagistrate or eouui \
court and escape the peiialty.
For the good of tlie oyster rocks
jweareglad tosay that eoiidition
iafast passhajgaway. Thanksto
county offieinls?roui ts. justkvs
aad coinmonweulth nttortievs
|a[)peals in oyster eases that COSt
the State and harass the people
along the Rappaliannock anof*
fender caughl in the acl Bnds it
cheaper and better to aay the
linspector or justice and not ap
j peal hiacase. Tliis vigorous ad
Imiuisteringofthe lawon tlie paii
of ofllelals is iu>t only redueing
Criininal expenses and the number
of fines hut is saving the oyster
TlIK ohlest of the known writ
ingsof man is that of the Gover?
nor of Egvpt, l'tha-hotep, carry
in?;- hack t<i a period some :i.OOO
years before Christ. \\ e judge
from what hesays that niankiml
(and womankind) has not
ehanged inueh in all'these 0,000
years. Ptha-hotep uiites lhat
'ifthou will pe wise. fui-nisii thy
houee well; iroo thy wife aml do
not ouarrel with her: nourish her.
deek her out. for line diess is her
delight. EVrfutne her. make her
ghul. as long as thou livest; she
is a hlessing whieh her poseeaaor
should treat aabecomea htaown
standing ]te llut linici,?| to |,t>|.
Hvidentlv old 1'tha knew sonie
thing about the inelinations o|
the fair sex. and i4 would seein
thal these have not great Iv
ehanged since then.
Thk prohleiii of the schoolboy
was "principal and interest": the
problem of the present day poli
titian is a struggle betweeu
"principle and interest". Prinei
ple prompts his vote with the
old line Democrats; interest
seems to impel him in the diree
tion of voting the other way. U
he does not vote to protect pen
nuts. lunilier. cottOD and South
ern prodnets he will l?e turned
down by his eonst ituents. i! be
votes tlie other way he will be
<lassed as a convert' to Republi
'?auisui. The ?ie\ il on oneside,
thedeeji. deep sea on the other.
Most of them seem disposed to
try thedevil if only for experi
ment. Truly the lines are casl
in hard places for the average
pluck or enera;y to 'get there'*
on any proposition in life ia the
"eqiieelingeat" pte in the peu
when honors. positioii or pros
perityeonie tOthe fellow who has
the git upand git". Theeroaker
would gladlv take the job, t he
salary or the prosperiiv if he
coiild get it, for?
The atrenous ruah for money
Or gain of any kind?
The Klit'rinfc*, grinding triumi?h
Of matter over mind ?
Don't count usgrave offenaes
Of morala gone aatray
Among the alaves of progresa ?
_.J A M i:s CALLAHAN, of I >el;i w;i n?.
2:Ti years old and rather lobust.
thought he was man enough to
beat his wife. But just then his
wife's father. a genileinan of Nl\
eame along and interfered with
?lanies's ainuseineiit. thrashing
he had to he taken to the hospi
tal for surgieal repairs. Which
pmves that it isn't always wise
to trust to age's daevepitode.
A rscbnt bequeet of a philan
thropist is of a fund fort hest >;,) v
of women. No \\st>; wc'vo been
studying the one supposed to
rule in the quarteis wheiv we
lodge. but after 20 years we eon
elude we do not e'ven know he
language she's writtenin.
The first atrawberries shipped to
market from Virginia this year weut
from the Eastern Shore Tuesday.
Fishing steamer Wicomico, of th*
Morria Fisher works, Reodville, is in
Baltimore having new boiler andengine
built and installed by the E. J. Codd
News has been received here to the
effect tiiat ex-President Rooseyelt has
kilied three lions, and Kermit, his son
and hunting companion, has kilied one,
all of normal size.
The building occupied by the Black
stone Courier and its contents at Black
stone, Va., were destroyed by fire
Monday night. Loi8 about $S,0GO with
only $2,000 insurance.
SWANSON FOR PRESIDENT.
iTimea- Dispatch. ]
Oneof Mr. Bryan's mostzealoussup
porters in the last campaign was the
New York Realty Journal. In the
last issue of that publication we find
quoted with approval an article from
the New York World, of April 21, ex
|preasing the hope that Mr. Bryan will
I continue to work for democratic prin
ciples but that he will not undertake
| again to be the candidate of the demo
cratic party for president. The Realty
Journal adds that it does not believe
that Mr. Bryan will be the party's
nominee in 1912, but that the nominee
will be selected from a li.st of fifteen
favorite sons. The leading candidate.
according to the Journal, at present are
George B. McClellan. Thomaa R. Mar
shall, Judson Harmon, John A. John
son, David R. Francis, C. A. Culberscn
and Claude A. Swanson.
This is the first definite suggeation
we have seen of Governor Swunson as
a poasible nominee for president. ( , r
tainly the idea will be received v?-ry
warmly in Virginia.
CE GOOD, MR. TUCKER.
We retjr*.t exoveduigly a mud alinglng !
.onteat between two good Democrat v
napirlng for the aarne ofllce, and f*l
proud of the fuct that Judge Man* h? d
been able to control himself in ti?? ^ce
of the attack* aaadci npaa him uy his
op.H.nent for the Demo.ratfj nomina
t!<?n for Governor of thi* State. We
:uv proud of the fact bee#,use we favor
hia cuus.-. and would regret his falling
into the same breach of decorum.
However much our regrets we feel it
is h?Kh time for his friends to take a
hand. and we would rdmonish Mr.
Tucker that tho_\ do not feel inclined to
stand iuly by and allow the mud sling
mg to be a one-sided matter. We pro
pose to take a shot at the seemingly
wnpn^nable Mr. Tucker. who has in
vited it ever since his speech at Acco
aaac C. II. on last court-day. That
?paach has k-ft a bad taste in our mouth
that we cannot rid oursolves of and re
poi ts of his speech from arross the bay
in this district confirms ouropinion that
Mr. Tucker proposes to keep this thing
up until somebody gets busy. So here
Mr. Tucker, you were empioyed, as
we understand it. at the munificent
sum of ten dollars a day along with
Booker Washington to father the move
m* nt for compulsory education in the
South and at Athens, Ga., in 1902, at
the instigation of millionaire Robt. C
Ogden and his coterie of educated
Yankees you spoke as being unequiv
ocally in favor of compulsory education
without any qualilication as to the local
Now we understand you as having
turned turtle, and having *een the light
of day now that you are not a paid
hireling but a candidate for guberna?
torial honors in your native State.
Did you realize that to force compul?
sory education on Virginia would mean
that every negro child in the State
between certain ages would be forced
into a school-house to be educated at
the expense of the white people of
Virginia who have practically all the
taxes to pay? Do you not think the
negro is getting suffkient education out
of the five millions we appropriate for
the schools of Virginia, or do you think
we should give up our entire revenues
in order to make more schools for
negroes and whites, mostly negroes,
under a compulsory education law?
If you are for local option as a great
Democratic doctrine, then why not let
each community settle this matter for
Keetf, and elect its members of the
Legislature comrnitted to educating
negroes on the basis you are charged
with advocating if the white people of
Virginia will stand for it. We know
they will not. Now will you be good!
Chairman Kllyaon has calledthe State
Committee for Friday niRht, May 14,
in Richmond. to set a date for the j ri
Judge Mann thrilled and charmed his
friends at Montross last Monday. and
the writer believes he will make us a
Governor that both Mr. Tucker and his
friends will be proud of.-Seldom in
N. N. News.
It looka like the county will cast a
majority of its vote for Mann for Gov?
ernor.-Free Laaaa mtaa on King
With the possible exception of the
little county of Jtichmond. indications
are that the whole Northern Neck will
go for Mann.
Too much politics may easily become
a nuisance. If we are going to have
a Democratic State convention to
"formulate the party politics" every
time we have a State primary. and
both every time we have. a state elec
tion. we shall get very little time to
rest -if we take any interest in poli?
Mr. Tucker is taking great paina to
explain to the people of the State. and
especially tothe people of the Tidewater
section who lost their money, that he
was not the business but the soeial head
of the Jamestown Expopition. If he
should by any chance be elected Gover
nor of Virginia, we wonder whether he
would be the soeial or the business head
of the Commonwealth. - Accomack
J. M. Harris, a welNknown business
man of l.lacksfone, knows something
of the conditions and feelings in his
county. He aaid: "Nottoway will
practically vote solidly for Judge Mann.
The opposition to him is personal or
due to his temperance record ofmanyl
years. The county is a small one, and
should give 400 majority for Judge Mann
out of a possible vote of 500 to 600. The
Judge's enemies in his own county do
not question his character or ability."
THOSE PROPOSED DEBATES.
The report of the Christiansburg meet?
ing where Judge Mann refused Mr.
Tucker's proposition of joint debate
was partisanly colored by the Times
Dispatch man, as now transpires. Jucfee
Mann was prepared for a joint debate
and although a inud-slinging canvass is
di.stasteful to him, and conducive to
party disruption, if the Mongomery com
mittee had permitted it Judge Mann
would have waded in. Supportera of
Judge Mann, knowing Mr. Tucker to be
running a losing rac*i, view it as Demo
crata have in the paat in Virginia about
declining joint debates with Republi
cans. Tucker, like the Itepublicans. has
nothing to lose and everything to 'ffnia.
At Lebanon this week when Tucker
challenged. Mann accepted on terms of
one hour each to be followed by ten
minutes each. This was rejected by
Tucker unless Mann would tie himself
down to tensimilaragreements through
out the State, which the Judge natur
ally refused to do.
KILLED BY STORMS.
One hundred and sixty-aeven persons
are known to have been killed, 2,000
have bet n injured, millions of dollara'
wonh of property and cropa has been
drstroyed, whole villages have been
swrpt < ut of existence, and the means
of communication and transportation
completely demoralizrd, by the terrific
stmms which swept rorth andnortheast
through the Mississij j i valley April 30
and May 1.
Many parts of the south were afflict
ed, this biesscd xclon escaping.
JUDGE ?m n noRTHAMPTON.
aa (Tlniaa. CkpaCtiarlaa.)
JT iling with th. fta i? their order. he
|*? ->orated of course upon the methoda
1 y which he pr?:>ojed their accomplish
ment. Then he paid hia respects to hia
opponent. Mr. Tucker, after a manner
which demonstrated that while amanof
moderation and modeety he(Mann) lacka
nothmg of the manly aggressivene??s
needful in theadminiMration of a aound
tongue thrashing; answering to the sat
hafaction of all present the aevernl
questiona propounded by Mr Tucker
i and which some friends of the latter
havesought to represent as unanswered
he pressed the warfare into the inner
moat courta of the enemy's camp bv
ask.ng Mr. Tucker some questiona
which as a matter of fact are as yet
unanswered. What, among other things
he asked. was Mr. Tucker doing for
tocal option during his occupancy of the
(hairof Constitutionallaw at Washing?
ton and Lee when an election was held
m the town of Lexingto.^ As one in a
potential position for the shaping of
human thought nnd character at the
Umveralty. did he place before the
young men there the example of adry
vote or a wet vote? Declaring that he
would do hia antagonist no injustice he
preferred that Mr. Tucker answer on
? he hustings for himaelf. Commenting
upon the fact that despite thirty-five
years of public service. his enemies had
found only five minutes in which they
charged him with recreance to the tem?
perance cause-which heexplained with
his accustomed clearness - he asked them
topoint to five minutes of Mr. Tucker's
pohtical career when he had done any
thing for the advancementof that Rreat
Altogether, it was a Mann day. and
Mann was equal to its requirements
there with the goods." as some put it
and they went iike hot cakes tobe aure
WHAT ABOUT FAIR PLAY.
What Ia ThoiHrht of the Bojdtoa
nUcnsaloa by Local Ob.arvata
A good deal has appeared in different
papers concerning the unfairness ac
corded Judge Mann by Mr. Tucker in
their joint discusaion at Boydton on the
19th instant. In the issue of the ChaHe
City Progreas of laat week, which is
publiBhed in Mecklenburg county and
whose editor heard the discusaion the
following written by some citiien of
Chase City and addressed to the editor
gives his vlew of the matter. The
communicatlon ia headed "Fair Play"
and is as followa:
Jomt discussions are seldom desirable
for the reason that few men have them
selves under perfect control and the
temptation to take undue advantaje of
reststed by them. We had this dearly
demon-trated at Boydton Monday in
ihe jotnt discussion between the two
candidate. for the Governorsnfp ?f
Virginia. Judge Mann acceptedi the
terms as offere3 by Mr. Tucker. and his
dignilied speech of an hour. which was
rree from all feeling showed clearlv that
he expected only a mjuare deal; but the
end did not justify this conclusion M r
Tucker had 20 minutes and Judge Mann
only 10 in which to close. All exid-in"
tions a.ked for by Jud*e Mann were
nnssed without notice by Mr Tucker
and he f.lled hia 20 minutes with ques?
tions and charges. which would have
retjutred an hour to anawer. knowing
that Judge Mann had only 10 minutes
that Mr Tucker gained any new laurels
oncourtday. Fair Play.
JUDGE MANN AND MR. TUCKER.
The Evening Journal. of Richmond.
is leaving "no stone unturned" to cre
ate sentiment against Judge Mann and
in favor of Mr. Tucker. So far as we
have observed. the news^p. rs favor
ing Judge Mann'scandidavy have not
up to thia time. felt it m lajSjlJ to go
muck-raking in his favor. but have
been content to place him before the
people on his own merita. But from
one end of tho State to the other. and
even beyond the limits of the State,
thecountry has been ransacked, musty
records dug out of duat covered debria
and everything tangible or imaginnry
supposable orgueasable. which could be
strained into argument, has been
brought forward and spread before the
voters in the eflfort to prejudice public
sentiment in favor of Mr. Tucker.
So far as we can judge this course
on the part of the Evening Journal has
not injurtd but rather aided Judge
Mann's candidacy. Such a course ar
gues weakneas on the part of Mr. Tuck?
er. A strong man need never throw I
[ mud at or upon his opponent, and seek
public favor because of the weakness
of his opponent rather than because of
his own strength. Such a course ia,
alao, an acknowledgement of the
strength of Judge Mann. The Journal
knows that he is the preference of a
large majority of the people of the
State-logical candidate for the cffice
which he seeks, and that heroic meas
ures must be adopted if he is defeated.
His nomination and election is a fore
gone conclusion, and our contemporary
is doomed to sit down to a diah of crow
later on.?Clinch Valley News.
"The Richmond Democrats and par
ticularly the Richmond Democratic pa?
pers are still confused and diaturbed
with the problem as to whether thev
are local Democrats, state Democrats,
national Democrats or one or two or all
three of these several kinds, parcels I
and varietiea of Democrats, national i
Democrats or like the News-Leader an j
entirely independent, unshackled un- !
whipt, uncontrollable and unspottahlc
Democrat who reserve the privilege of
changing their status before. at, or
after a primary or conyerjtion in which
they take part, maintaining atail timea.
likewise, the privilege of authority in
advising. guiding and directing the
policies of the party and at the same
time of abuaing, disorganizing, demor
alizmg and "side-awiping" it to do
their hearts' content. Why don'i th?>
insurgent sivgding, unhitehable Rich?
mond Democrats form a Democratic
party of their own. on the broad and
patriotic hasia that nobody in the or
i ganization is expected to do whab any
| body else wants to do, or todo the mum
I thing twice or to abide by any vote ,.f
| the membership at any time, on any
question?every man in fact to do just
as he durn pleases-everybody. how?
ever, to remain and be recognized as
good and true Richmond Democrats."
? Henry Bulletin.
??v. A. BroadtliiH Wrlt*N on th*
"nbarnatorlttl IVuleat ii, the
Fr?? I ;|;i(.(..
Sparta, Va., April 22. 1909.
Little intereat aeeme to be taken in
the gubernatorial nomination. Both
candidates have their following. Some
who were supporters of Judge Mann
tlve year* ago are now oppuaing him be
^use()f his vote in the Uhea matler.
VNh.le I think it was shown that Judge
Khea's reputation was not such aa a
man ought to have for the position l.e
holds. it does seem to me rather un
fair to heap on Judge Mann the ohi, f
blame of Rhea's confirmation when
every member of tho committee
of investigation. except one. favor. d
the confirmation and a majority of the
Legislature upheld their report. And
isn't it strange that there are those
who thus heap on Mann their l.itterest
maledictions and who at the same time
have been and continue to be the most
ardent supporters of the Governor who
made the appointmcnt and used all his
infiuence to secure the confirmation,
and whose responsibility for it is far
greater than that of any other man in
the State? Please understand that. I
am not uphoiding or defonding Judfaj
Mann in this matter. I am not. Hut
I do like tosee people just. and it is
not just to blame one man almnst
wholly for an act which was shared as
largely by others.
There is one other thing I wish to say
to those who may read ihe.se lines and
who are really the friends of temper
ance legislation. Judge Mann has been
actively and prominently connect, d with
about all temperance legisl.it ion in this
State for the past tCfl years or mor
To him more than to any other one n.an
we owe many of the laws now on the
statute books controlling or prohibirine
the sale of liquor. Now that temper
ance enactments have become iKipula.
and many have flocked to the .tandard.
let us not forget what we owe this man
wno fought for us in the daya when it
was unpopular to do *n. \n the dark
daya of our need he stood hy us at the
nak of hia own public career. Shall we
now be so ungrateful aa to turn our
backs on him and give our aupport to
one who. so far aslam informed. never
raised his voice for temporano- until h.
hecame a candidate for the rovernor<
A WORD TO WIVES.
Do not take your husband inro your
full confidence. Keeji all those ngly
little toiletsecret to yourself. If you
piece outyourscanty, locks with switch
and pulTs, hide them where he will
not see them. A f t iend of mine carrn d
the necret of two false teeth to her
death-bed bacaaaa she knew that he
detested them, and the kt.owkdge ol
the manner in which she tried to s|,ar,.
his Caalafi made him pai ticuiarly t.-n
der to her mrmory. Battia Utadtia.
FISH AND OYSTfcR NOTES.
Shud. perch and h.-rring aaafj pU-nti
ful, and above here in .\Yw K. nt two
large sturgeon have aSM eaught,
which sold for nearly $|<H) each. Wcat
Oyster farming in Ameriradates l.aek
t" th.- jaaaff \au, when aertale
River (N. Y.) SfStMlaW, olw-erving
that young ejStetl fastened in gr.-al
numbers featfci asetti of etfc r eyaWra,
ataited tlie practu-e ?f shelling their
beda and the ground contiguoua totheai
just before spawning time.
CHRISTIANS STILL DYING.
Some two weeks a^o five thousand
Ctwlatiaaa ia Aaiatieaad Boiopaaa Tur
key were butclured by Mahomeduii.--.
and thia week ten thousand victims in
Asia were add.-d to the list and lifteen
thouaand made homeless.
Men, women and childr* n are d>ing
for Christ today in graatar numbers
than in the days of Konian pai
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS* PERIL
A very dangemus accident oceui r? d
j just ouuide Little Wioomico rivor Tbura?
day of last week. Capt. Jamea Williams
and mate, tenders of the Smith's Point
| hght, had their boat tocapsize, and nar
rowly eacaped drowning. They stay<d
on the upset boat one-and-a-half hours.
but at the crisis were rescued by J. T
Crockett, William McGet and I. IL
Hall. Mr. Williams was badly injured.
CARD OF THANKS.
Editor Virginia Citizen:
Dear Sir,-Will you please allow us"
spaee in your valued paper to express
our thanks to the Masons for their
kindnessand noble generosity in aAfiag
the corner-stone of our church with
their beautifuland impres.siveceremony
and afterwards donating nuney to pay
the remaining debts on our little church.
We know not how toexpressour thanks,
but will simply say we are profoundly
grateful to them and trust and beiieve
our Heavenly Father will reward th? m.
O. J. Shki.ton, i
BLUB C. Richardson, [ Building Com.
T. S. Beent, )
DON'T ENDORSE NOTES.
The system of endorsing is all wrong
and should be utterly abolished. It has
been the linancial ruin of more nun.
than peihaps. all other causes, Hook
keeping. a journal devot. d to merchants,
clerks ar.d business men, advisea our
young men especially to study the
matter carefully in its beaiings, and
adopt some sottled policy to govern
their conduct so as to be ready to an
swertheman who asks them to siKn
his note. What reKponsibihty doeso.,e
asaume when he endorsea a note?
Simply this: He is hei.J for the pay
ment of the amount in full, principal
and interest, if the maker of the nolo
through miafortune, mismanagement
or rascality. fails to pay it. Notiee
the endoraer assumes all this reaponsi
bdity. with no voice in the manage
ment of the business and no share in
the projits of the Iransaetion if it
proves prefitabV] but with a certainty
of loss if for any of the reasona statrd
the maker fails to puy the note - West
Snaa hes All Kn-o ds.
Aa an all-ruund laxativa tonio and haalth
I.uiW^r noothfcr pillamn o,.mparo with |>,. KinR'n
Naw Llfa Pilla. Th??y tone an.l r^ulalo ?t.?n?oh
llverand kldn*y?. purify t?.. l.l.^nl. *t aaactfMBI the
nervca. our* Oonatipatlon. Dyap^ia. Biliou?n.?,s
Jaundio*. H?adach#. Chill* an.l Malaiia. Try
thara. 25c at all DruraiaU.
PL ANT WOOO'8 8KCDS
?or Suptior Ccopa,
Th? Best and Surost Cropping
of Summer Soil-improviri*
and Forage Cropa.
Makes poor land rich; makes rich
land more productive, and im
proves the condition and produc
tiveneaB of soils wherever they are
The erop can be cut for forage, \<
making a large-yielding and most f
nutntious feed, and the land can *
be disked afterwards?not plowed
?making an ideal fertilixation and
preparation for wheat and all fali
aown graios. All of our
Cow Peas and Soja Beans
are reclefcned, free from huUs and ltn
mature MU ?u;?erlor both ln cleanllnem
aud quallty, and of tested germlnatlon.
Wltta for prirea aud "Wood'i Crop
ap*o al Klvlng tlmely luformatlon aV
bout Seasonable Farm Hoeds.
T. W. W00D& SONS,
Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
OAK AND CHESTNUT X TIES
chestnut Telegraph Poles, white
and re<l oak boards. Address.
B?.x 1SI Citizkn Office, Irvington, Va.
1 have just roceived an elegant stock
Laala-M* tiiie drosH g<?o?ls. uixler
W ,,r Whlto Uooda. LaaeOfL
1 '"'?r??i(h>..v. Fiue Klioe*
? Hdies' H1..1 c;#MitN Iow and
nlyli cut in Tan aml Black
which nre strictly up-to-date, at prices
? ommensurate with the times. Mv
assortment is complete.
Conio nnd m-A" Miirt l?c eonvinced.
Nafl PKEIUHT ON
KILH DRIED P1NE LUMBER,
ROUGH AND DRESSED,
FLOORING, CHIUHG, SIIUNG,
BOWLERS WH8FF, VA.
P. ?-;i?FR WKITZEL A BKO.
J S. KMciir. Jlanatcer.
Davis 100 per cent
is the IlEST-the VEkY BEST-that
brains. machinery and honor can make
REGARDLBSS OF 008T.
It raalaiaa ONLY the best and most
costly ii.^redients known to Paint Sci
Don't you U.ink this is the kind of
Paint you wr.nt on your property?
Vl?l* CANN gf Hf|r IlKlTUt
Davis- tOO per eent Pure Paint will
stand llw'Uat of the moat iiKi<l I'u,e
l"or sale hy f. a. Gunby & tkaM.
What would be more appret-iated
than a well linished and good like
aaaa of a friend or relative? Then
why not go to
2G8 and 270 MAIN ST..
norfolk, - msinii
Who is considerod one
of the best in the south.
PlCfUatl FKtMES. IASIMAN
K01.AKS AND SL'PPLIKS.
Special attention to finishing for
,uu INVITATIONS fO.50
(Kngr?ve.l ti p|irr I'lalr)
Handsomely Engraved. Rich in Stvle
and quality including inside and
outside envelopes, neatly boxed.
TheJiP?rice named ?? for eight lines
add 25 cents for additional line.
Delivered prepaid to any addrcsa.
bamples on retjueat.
Our? engraving gives an iinpression
of dignity and good tasle.
CHARLES & LOMBARD STS
TAY1NG BIG PR1CES FOR
ggas gaes ??: -svsa
>? always up to the minute in Htyl* and quality
-A FEW Sl EOIALS.
IjuJiea' Solid G..U1 Wat. h. ?,r ??
M . . lEIuinorWallham) ?C0O up
Men a Pi,ljd Cold Watrh. S9S -^
, , IF.IK'i.M.rWaUhaml ?.0O up
IjuIick aaaiaWaGoU.ftaaa WatriMn, $1000 uo
Buva' C. ? . .V.Ti'u'" V!"X ?""''t? <iuaiat.tr*d|
aajpa naal BMai Waeehaa. ?7 60 Un
HuiHlr?lsof Watch?, to akaMM from. Name your
-BEADQUAJTWOtt KOK WEDDING R1NCS -
1.1UU...11.1 Ensacaaaaait !<>?*?. tiu aa _
Otbar Dmn,,.,,,! Rhjc ?.O0. ?10.00 aud $K "P
Kxlra valm-M *w.w
BoM GaU Laaaaa' an.l Mi.s??,- Rinirs. $1 w up
V\ i,rn you have a Weddlnir Pmmi to buy writa
Z?nZ?? i?????iw*ai aud we wiU oTuote
jWM. J. MILLER.
? I'AI.TIMORE'S .IEWELEK ?
; 28 F Pai o. Sl.. BAITIMORE. aaO.
Refrr, t'ue, "The Etlitor."
Wm "?'?'?*ru. a?%>, N. Kernl.
O K. tierbard.
GIRHIRD, RIEO l CO.. Itd
Mafcera of ao?>d t.'lotho-,
I l?s V. K.H.4W Ht., (Srcood Flo.a )
Wrli?? for hi> (!???.
lUducrt 1-tvtr All Dru,.i*t*. 25c. io \l 00 NweUiu*
rAID Pr CaPITAL $1.000 000,
Your Money Will be
SubjeGt to Check and
Draw 3 per Icent interest.
|Sla7aSaai?rLr ? *. ?.<L^**2*g *?? .? ?" *!?<%
UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY,
tMI?KM hUl KRVI8ION OF U. 8. TRBA8URY.
?? HRADI.EY WAVIUSOM Preaident.
KMHAhb F. CLAUWHTON.Traaaarar.
WASHINGTON, 0. 0.
S. M. LYELL & CO.
General Gommission Merchants ?*??
OFFICE 4 WABEHOUSE. 4 E. CAMDEN ST
ragjsa a>lH UaWU gjiTSpTfTgg
Li \l\ ViVu- VH& 2* ' CLOTHING,
tinua" LTr* m ' TA1LORING,
Baltimore, M,i. FURNISHING
forMe^tTErDofiaA8^,allrhi88rrn0f w-d-f"?yKood aui.s
Likea, Berwanger & Co
YOU CAN WORK THIS EXAM
PLH, AND NOBODY CAN
m YOU ON TBE
PARDON US FOR ASKING. THEN. WHY MONEY CAN BE FOOLED
OUT OF YOUR POCKET BY HIGII-RATE INSURANCE
You are payim", or asked to pay. from 2 to 6 per cent
a year-or $20 to ?60-on a $1,000 insurance pollcy.
It has cost .,. ..erase of ?s.31 for tl,, ba* pmperties ,nd J1K ? t ...
S1.000 for five yeara (entram-e feos and aaaeasments oombine,!)!
FIGURE, AND ACT, FOR YOURSELP.
NORTNERN NECK MUTUAL FIRE ASS0CIATI0N.
($10,000 capital atoek paid up )
SOME EXAMPLES IN CLASS X FOR PAST FOUR YEARS
(All calculationa based on $1,000 insurance. for the period of one year.)
TOTAL MST 4 KEAJg
AV1RAGE PER CE?T
1 i. ,kl'^' I E".trance '?* "nd aaaesamenta (all coata) included in above ??,.
1 . the cheipeat as8e.8n.ent rating in Ibi. Claaa; rate 2 ia the a??Ll --!
tire. duHn* t.fty jeare. it ?! worst riskron,int?r^-plhrecehnt'',M' >"' *?
**? racts are facta, and "figirers don't lie" is> ,k- j L .
There is every reaaon to believe trLTlow rate* willl " reC?rd ** JSl*1
ahip increases. 8 WlU conl,nue aa our memlw r
thir,eeAn ???*" " C'~ X "*? -d tW? -*- h claas A | We are
HERE'S A RECORD BREAKER
In four years the business of our home fire a*wv*?.i~
has nr.ore than quadrupled, as shown above S arting in 696
with less than a hundred thousand dollars. there s 30 lme:
that much on our books today-more than three mUHons Tf