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Friday, July lO, !???
We had about forgotten the
school thrht here, but in the last
iasae 01 the Urbanna Sentinel
(iiiendh to Dr. l>e\vis) we see this
"We learn with considerable aurprise
from the Virginia Citizen, which con
fesses to its oppoaition to the appoint
ment of Dr. F. W. Lewis aa diviaion
superintendcnt of schools for Lancaater
and Northumberland. that the condition
upon which he finally received the ap
pointment was that he should retire from
politics; and just what it means we are
ata lossto understand. If it means that
Dr. Lewis is not to be influenced in hia
administration of the office by local par
tizan politics, we are not surpriaed that
he conaents; but if it means that he ia
to surrender his citizenship and cease to
use his power and influence for the best
intere8ts of his sectionas he sees them,
we ahould have preferred to see the
Doctor lose. Just what it doe8 mean,
the future will reveal."
Poilowing w<> nppend tlie letter
of Dr. LflWia to tbe State Board,
and made a pnrt of the recordH.
whieh securea him the appoint
nieiit. Without coninient we let
iriend Kvland conclude for him
sell whetheror not he would have
aaixned it for a doaen such offices:
Richmond, Va., June 26, 1909.
The Honorable Board ofEducation,
Gentlemen:?Recognizing the fact
that the best interest of the public
sehools demand that their management
be removed from political influences,
and that the Division Supt. of sehools
in order to secure the best results
should not be an active political worker,
and recognizing the further fact that
there has been and is in the county of
Lancaster an intense factional division,
with one of which factions I am iden
tified; I wish to assert to your honorable
body that in the event that I am ap?
pointed Division Supt. for the Counties
of Lam-aster and Northumberland. I
will devote the best cnergy and ability
of which I am capable in carrying out
the progressive policies of the Depart?
ment of Public Instruction in improving
school conditions. I further assert that
during my term of office as Supt. of
said counties I will refrain from partici
pation in al! partiuan, political and fac?
tional activity. I jrladly make this
statcment to your honorable body, if
for no other, for the very strong reason
that I deplore the factional conditions
exiatinfr ?n my county and would welcome
theopporbinity to aid in restoring our
paoplc topeacefuland friendly relations.
1 am very respectfully,
(Signed) F. W. Lewis.
Judge Mann was fptafaajj as a
Demoeratie Judge of Nottowaj
county liv the Readjpeten aome
thtrty yaara ago hecuuse there
was no Raadjuster timber to
HHtit from. Now the Kirhmond
L\viuii?r Jouraal, Mr. Tueker's
orgnn, delvea into the muet of
veara and Baheaonl aome lettera
from Judge Mann to Oen
Mahone, thanking him. and ao
Eorth, for the position. They
further show tli.it Juduw \|.m*..
was on doee nruii of peraonal
IVit'iidship with Qen. IfahotM and
preferred him as r. s. Betmtor to
"l'arson" Massie. Bolli Mahone
and Ifaaaie srere Democrata at
that linic, and not till 0 vear
laler than the date ol tbe letters
did .Mahone desert tliel lenioeiats
and.ro over to the Kepuhlhans.
1 lnrty yeara an the father of
'"' etlitof of this paper wat a
close peraonal friend of Qen
Manone, the two families spend.
BP a?ts\muu"' together at the
iflue Bkkp Sprtngs, but no one
touirlit him harder in l.is r?r,wi
spnere than did Maj. Ales V
Lee after llahoue went over to
the RepuUtcaaa. The Tuckerites
iniisi ehoweome Utterevidence
than lettan IVoni Judge Mann to
Geu. Mahone ahuethe yetDemo
11i.it the JodffB was faithless to
Democracy. What of any sueh
ietteis latertlian 1881? Produce
them, U they can. Demoerats
were divided between Mahone
and Massie. tlie only two candi
dates for the r. K.'senate, and
Judge Mann preferivd Mahone
as many other stalwart Demo
The opposition in this and
Richmond counties are certainlv
resoiiino- (() ]mv BMthode when
thev spread enofa falee aud silly
raporta on Jndge Mann that he
is in favor of compulsory educa
tipn, and on Mr. Curlett thathe
w ill advocate a ten-dollar tax ou
Onl.v meaa, dishonomble persons
will circulate such palpable false
boodfl and only the ignorant or
malicious will believe them.
()n t be cont rary. t hev have got
the thing backwarda: if any one
h:?s given utterance boruWing
on compulsory ediu-ation it ?
Mr. Tucker. And Mr. Curlett
would not dreamol advoeating
here or in the legislature such
i;i\es ;is he is accused of doing;
norcould he hopeto succeed even
if he did. lf they ara going to
d.al in dirty work, eneinies
should trot out some niorepJaus
lt is sio-nificant, and conunen
datorj. that Mr. Curlett and his
ind ahnost eutim v ii t icinm,
uf his upponeat) Mr. Wellford.j
and the editorial liles and coui
muuications in this paper (a
friend to both Curlett and Mann)
will show that we studiously
avoided rasping ei t her Tucker or
Wellford. we believed et the
be^inning, and believe now. that
this is one campaign which might
have been earried on without
It is gratifying to Yiiginians,
andesjieeially to the fish authori
ties?who are usually the subject
of critkaom when fish are acarce,
and are Ibrgotten when they are
plentiful. just as though the utli
cials could eontrol the eleiaents
and the "run" of fish?it isgrati
fying, we repeat, that this suni
mer has seen greater quantities
of fish in our salt waters than
have apneured for years. This.
too, in tne faee of the fact that
last year there waa a dearth and
also that there are. year l?y year,
increased efforts to catch the
There is thcgreatest abundanee
of hook-and-Tine fish, of seine
hauled and nlso of nienhaden.
Theselatter (fertilizer fish) have
appeored in sueh great numbera
that the faetories have had to
limit their steaniers in their
eatehes. not being able to haudle
thetn ashore. Not for years have
these steaniers been coining to
the faetories daily early in the
alleinoon, having' taken all the
bunkersthey hudorders toeatch.
At thesame tinie. fish oftieials
are not obliviousto the fact that
regulation and restriction within
?me bounds are iuvessary to
avoid proti-acted scarcityand
maybe abaolute depletion.
"Whether, at public elections should
the votes of factions predominate by
internal suggestions or the bias of
jurisprudence". ? From Georgia Scenes,
From the Northern Neck News:
"Business interesta in the aggregate
are of more importance to a true patriot
than any special buainess hterests in
particular, although in some cases (not
all) the aggregate in a section is largely
dependent on certain onesin particular."
WatAMI in receipt of the Nor?
folk and Westernquarterlv mng
azine, an excellent guide and
descriptive pamphlet of "living
in North Carolina and the Vir
giniaH". Cop.ee mav behad for
the asking from F. H. I^iBaume.
AgricuUural and Indnatrial
In itor.\nis<; out its seventh
year the Nortliamntoii Times
inodestly reviews tlie ups and
downs of a local paper's life. (>ur
Cape Charles contemporarv is
one of the best papers in the
State, and the Citizkn wishes it
all nianner of good ahead.
Anknt the present legislative
tainpaign heiv, the opinion tif
(ioethe holds good?it is easier
to deteet error than to disrover
truth. Aliewilltravelwith men
league strides while truth is pull
mg on ita boots, is another apt
and applicable phrase.
New York'a collector of customes
fined two motor boats $500 each for
not obaerving passing signals given by
the Revenue cutter Morrill.
The Sixth annual Sesaion of the Vir?
ginia State Farmera' Inatitute will be
held this year in Cabell Hall, Univeraity
of Virginia, on August 10th, 11th and
12th. A moat attractive programme is
being arranged and already a number
of prominent apeakera have been en?
gaged to deliver addresaea. All farmera
of the State are invited not only to
attend but to become membera of the
Inatitute, which they can do by remit
ting the Secretary $1.00.
Two guests at the Irvington Beach
hotel this week caught with hook dur?
ing a day all the fiah their boat would
Virginia certainly is coming to the
front in fishing, when roe shad are
taken in the Rappahannock river in
July.-N. Y. Fishing Gazette.
Charles Straus, who has been on a
fishing trip to Ocean View. proved him?
self the champion fisherman of this
section, having caught nearly a boat
loadoffiah in a two days' outing.
RESURVEY OF JAMES.
The reaurvey of the natural oyster
bedaof Jamea River ia meeting with
the approval of all oystermen of Vir?
ginia. Commenting on the step the Vir
ginian-Pilotsaya: "What Virginiawants
to know in connection with the James
River rocka is the full. plain, unbiased
facta. The time to get at these facta
ia in the fall of the year, when conditions
are sueh as to render them easily and
beat ascertainable. The trouble with
the so-called investigations of natural
oyster beds which have been made by
legislative and other eommittees during
the last ten years has been that the
time and methods of making these in
veatigations have been largely deter
mined by interests concerned in show
ingcertain results. They did not want
the full facta and saw to it that they
were not brought out. That the survey
about to be made will be of a difficult
character is shown by the fact that it
will be conducted by disinterested ex
perts and cover a season of the year
when the real and full facta can be
secured. The State Pisheries Commis?
sion is to be commended for having re
quested the survey and on its disposi
tion to co-operate in making it a suc
cess. The result ought to furnish the
foundation for an effective solution of
the oyster problem by the next legisla
ture, so far as the James River is con?
Rerutcd by Judtfe Mann and the
Hon. Harry StGeorge Tucker ia be
coming more recklesa and vicioua in
hia aUtements as the weather waxes
warm and the days draw nigh to hia
political funeral. At Fredericksburg
and Fairfax be ia reported by his paper,
the Richmond Joufnal, and othera aa
having charged that Judge Mann waa
promiaing patronage to his aupportera
and "mortgaging the governorship"
before he got it.
As an evidence of this fact, he said
that McDonald Lee, chairman of the
Board of Fisheries. had come out in an
open statement that he would not be a
candidate for re-election in case be
(Tucker) was elected, but would be if
Judge Mann was.
"Has Judge Mann promised Mr. Lee
reappointment?" asked Mr. Tucker.
"In Shenandoah county we find Mr.
Bauserman, the commissioner of the
asylums of the State, is appealing to
his friends to support Judge Mann, on
the ground that if Tucker is elected
he will lose his job. Has Judge Mann
promised Mr. Bauserman his support?"
And so on, the same charge about
other State ofncials. As soon as these
utterances were seen by him Commis?
sioner of Fisheries Lee addressed a
letter to the Richmond Journal (whicb
up to Wednesday has not apoeared in
that paper) containing the following:
"His (Tucker's) atatements and con
cluBions are, to say the least, unbecom
ing in a candidate for the high office of
Governor?because they are foolish aa
well as falae. I have never announced
I would be a candidate for reappoint
ment aa Commissioner of Fisheries
from Judge Mann. In atating that I
would not be a candidate in event Mr.
Tucker waa elected, I did ao upon re
queat by the Timea-Diapatch because
of pre8i8tent rumora, and my conaent
to answer might have been prompted
because of Mr. Tucker'a informing
political enemies of mine in an adjoin
ing county that he would not reappoint
me if eleoted Governor?thua actually
making promises, doing what he inti
matea Judge Mann haa done. Theae
malicioua indiscretions are simply addi
tions to hia demagogical vaporings from
"I declare emphatically that Judge
Mann has never promised me any thing;
nor has one utterance or line ever
passed between ua on the aubject of
"W. McDonald Lee."
In his speech at Seottaville Judge
Mann answers conciusively Mr. Tuck
er's charges, as will be seen from the
"Mr. Tucker attempted to create the
impresaion that I was receiving the
support of Mr. Doherty, Mr. Lee and
Mr. Bauserman, beeause I had promis?
ed to reappoint them to the positions
they now hold. I wish to aay that I
have not made any promise to any one
to reappoint these gentlemen or any of
them, and that I have not received a
request for reappointment from either
of them or any one of them. Has Mr.
Tucker consumed all of his ammunition
against me. that he must extend hia
campaign of mud-slinging to innocent
"Suppose one of these gentlemen
should be supporting Mr. Tucker, would
that be sufficient ground upon *hich to
base a statement that he had made him
a promise of reappointment? Unfor
tunately, my opponent's mind is ao
constituted that he cannot understand
anyone's acting from proper or other
than selfish motives.
"I said in my opening speech at
Petersburg that 1 had made no prom
ises or pledges of any kind, and would
make none, and I say now, and will be
able to say on that day of the election
that I have not promised, directly or
indirectly, to any human being any
oftice or appointrnent of any kind; nor
have I made, nor will I make, any
promise or pledge of any kind what
Eight out of the ten Virginia Con
greasmen predict J udge Mann'a election.
Martin Stringfellow, of Culpeper, ia
in charge of the campaign in Tidewater
of gubernatorial candidate Harry St.
George Tucker with officea in Norfolk.
Information haa been received from
a reliable aource which leada ua to
believe that Judge Mann will carry 67
out of the 100 countiea of Virginia, and
certainly 13 of the 18 citiea.-West
A mussmeeting of the Republicana of
Middlesex held in Urbanna elected the
following delegatea to the State con
vention: R. S. Briatow, B. Upton,
George Hewett, C. A. Hotchkiaa, T. E.
Jones and O. J. Palmer.
Tillman fought for ten cents on tea,
in the interest of a South Carolina in
fant, and lost; Aldrich fought for two
hundred percent in the intereat of a
venerable infant, and won. - Farmville
The liquor people throughout the
State are bitterly opposing the nomi
nation of Judge Mann in the primary to
be held August 5th. They have op
posed him since he introduced the Mann
Law seven years ago, the reault of
which was the closing of 800 saloona in
the country districts where there was
no police protection.-Accomac News.
About a month from now the political
pot in Virginia will have boiled dry.
The hot weather of July and the first
five days of Auguat will be aufficient to
"cook the gooae" of one or other of
the candidates. Mr. Tucker and Judge
Mann aelected June as the month to
aettle their personal differencea, and we
are glad to note at the endof the month
they are to be aeen apeaking from the
aame platform, and at the aame court
houae without peraonal attacka from
either. Haa anything been accom
piished by all this "fuaa and feathera"
about each other'a paat recorda? We
are living today, not in the paat- and
let each look at the matter more philo
sophically. No one can blame the
Judge for defending himaelf when at
tacked, and he foreaaw the reault in
the beginning.-CoIonial BeachRecord
Thenegroesof this country formed in
1800 18.88 per cent of the population
in 1810. 19.08 per cent; in 1850, 16 68
per cent; in 1880, 14.2 per cent; in 1880
18.11 per cent; in 1890, 11.93 per cent'
and in 1909 11.59 per cent
or Intcrest to Farmers and Stock
and Fruit Growcrs.
David M. Ridenour, a prominent fruit
growerof western Maryland, says he
can make a great deal more money
raising berries tban applea, peachea,
corn and wheat. From one-and-a-fifth
acrea he pioked thia seaaon 8,0*0 boxea
of strawberriea, which he aold, whole
sale, for 7 cents a box." From the crop
he realized $662.50. Out of thia he paid
the expense of picking and hauling the
berries to market. The crop yielded
him many tiiuee more than the land on
which ^the berries grew ia worth.
The pro8pect for a large acreage of
tomatoes this year ia promising not
withsUnding the low prices being ob
tained for canned tomatoes at present.
The acreage ia large throughout this
section and many of the ferraers tiave
put out large patchea without contract
ing with any packers evidently expect
ing a raise in prices before the season
arrives. This season's paek is not ex
pected to fall much behind that of last
year. In some aections of the county
it is said that the canneriea are offering
from twelve to fifteen cents per basket.
The prices are about on a par along
this line, being about $7 a ton. ? Cris
Iriah potatoee may be raised just aa
well (so says the Southern Planter.)
from the amall potatoes of the first or
the early .:rop. The roethod discrbied
is to aelect those of medium size, ssy,
as large as an egg. These sets should
be spread out in a ahady place togreen,
and after they are greened should have
a little wood mouldor goodaoilsprinkled
on them and they will begin to sprout.
Every aprouted potato will make a good
aet, but thoae not aprouted should not
be aet. Do not cut the potatoes except
to take off juat a ahaving at the end
opposite the sprout. Plow outtherows
deeply and mix the fertilizer with the
soil well in the bottom of the furrow
and then aet and cover lightly and. as
the planta grow, work in the soil into
the rowa until level. and keep level
during cultivation. Potatoes grown in
thia way in the Eaatern aection of this
State and North Carolina make better
aeed for growing the early crop than
Northern sets. Thia yesr very little
failure to germinate waa obaerved in
crops planted with aecond crop aeed,
whilat Northern grown aeed failed
badly. Thia ahould insure a good sale
for aecond crop aeed another year.
The Bordeaux mixture is the proper
remedy to uae for all fungous troubles;
viz., mildew and rust of beans; potato
and tomato rot and leaf-blight; melon
and cucumber diseases; celery leaf
blight and ruat, etc. The half-strength
mixture (two pounds copper sulphate,
two pounds quicklime, 50 gallons water)
is strong enough to use in the vegetable
garden, except for potatoes.
BRISTOL GOES "WET."
By the margin of a few votea in little
over eight hundred the town of Briatol,
on the Virginia-Tennesaee line, voted
"wet" last week.
In the opinion of indignant citizens
the result of the election in Bristol
means the hastening of the day wher.
the State of Virginia will have to face
the question of State-wide prohibition.
They charge that money waa poured
into Bristol by the whiskey people of
other States, and that voters were cor
rupted and bought in order to strike
what is thought to be a blow at tem
Saya one of the temperam-e leaders:
"The 401 men of Briatol who voted the
*dry' ticket on Thuraday deaerve the
praiae and the aympathy of the tem
perance people of the Nation in this,
their hour of trial. They made a
glorious fight They were confronted
with conditions sueh as have rarely con?
fronted the voters in any city. Every
voter in the city waa tempted t>y direct
or indirect bribea of one kind or another.
It waa known that if tbe city voted
*wet' it would be made a distributing
point for an immenae Southern terri
tory. Thia would bring a large number
of shipping houaes to the city, which
would bring a great sum into the city
treasury;far more than theusual lieense
receipta. An option had been taken by
the liquor people on every available
building at a very high rate of rent,
which was a bribe to theowners of said
buildings. The opening of these houses
would bring many men with large means
to the city, and would give employment
to a great many people. These were
all indirect bribes. And in addition to
these things, every man who would sell
his vote could get more hard cash for it
than in any election ever held in Vir?
ginia. The liquor interests had repre
sentatives from varioua eitiea whn hu.i
| at their command all the money that
they could use. 'Money' is the word
that explains the reault in Briatol. The
city ia diagraced that it yielded to the
bribea, and sold itself to become a dis
tributing center, not of learning, light,
and life, butof drunkenneaa, insanity,
murder and damnation. But it has in
it 401 men, who cannot be bought, and
like the men of Danville. they will not
reat till Briatol ia once more redeemed.
The election had abaolutely no political
aignificance. It ia probable that it will
greatly haaten the demand in Sbuthweat
Virginia for a vote on State-wide Pro
Hundreds of liquor men, some of
whom wired to Bristol the day
after aaa means of getting locations
for aaloons and wholesale liquor houses
in order to have their sharein supplying
the five dry Southern States, will find
themselves sadly diaappointed when
they face the fact that in accordance
with a proviaion of the Byrd liquor law
of Virginia, enacted last year, licenses
for dealing in ardent spirita can be
issued to no one but qualified voters of
the county or city in which it is pro
posed to conduct the buainess. There?
fore, aaloon men and whiskey dealers
who have been looking to Bristol as a
Mecca, will be unable to make them?
selves qualified voters within leas than
When the laat machine needle gets
bent lay it on a hard, amooth fioor and
roll it back and forth under tbe heavy
preasure of the ahoe. In almoet every
ca8e the needle can be atraightened.
MANN HITS AT TUCKER.
Saysthe Yalley Candidate Asked
Roosevelt For Judgeship.
The Waahington Herald prints the
following from jtg Richmond correspon
In his apeech atScottaville last night,
Judge Mann made the atartlir.g charge
that upon the death of Federal Judge
Paul his opponent, Mr. Tucker, made
application to Preaident Roosevelt for
appointment as UniUd^States judge of
the Weatern District of Virginia. Judge
Mann said in this connectionr
"Mr. Tucker has been trying to cre
ate the false impression that I voted
the Readjuster ticket in 1879, and in
consequence was elected judge of Not
toway County Court, thereby Jreceiving
my title as judge, so quote one of his
newspapers. I was twice elected county
judge of Nottoway by Democratic
Legislatures before the Readjusters
came into power, and once by the Dem
ocrata afterward. I voted against the
Readjuster candidates who were elect?
ed to the House and Senate from Not?
toway, and they so strongly opposed
my election that they refused to place
my name before either the House or
"But why did not Mr. Tucker. when
speaking of judges, tell the people of
Virginia that in 1901 he applied to a
Republican President for appointment
as United States judge for the West
ern District of Virginia? This will
doubtless surprise many of Mr. Tuck
er's Democratic friends. And it is sig
nificant that this occurred after IS'.m;,
and during those Vight years of ab
sence from the house of his fathers.'
A man muat have rendered some ser
vice in order to be entitled to u lif??
position of the highest honor.
"What reasons did Mr. Tucker give
for asking this appointment? We can
not tell. He has doubtless destroyed
"In 1902, when he was again con
templating becoming a candidate for
Congress, he went to Washington and
withdrew his application and endorse
ments from the files of the Depart?
ment of Justice. Why did he with
draw those papers, and what reasons
did they give for urging his Sppoint
ment? I wonder if they told of his
disloyalty to the Democratic party and
distributing Republican campai^n doc
uments under his frank as a member
of Congress in 1896. They would
doubtlessly proveinteresl injr rendin* for
the DemocratB of Viryinia.
MAHONE THEN A DEMOCRAT.
A prominent Virginian throwsthe fol
lowing lightupon the iM)litical failh of
"The Mann letters were written in
1879 and 1880. The one OaYsfBBf lo aid
Gen. Mahone in his eootaat for the
United States Senate referred to the con
U*?t between Mahone and Rev. John K.
Massie before the Readjuster caucus.
Both Mahone and Massie were al that
time Democratic Readjusters Massie
alwaya contended that he had never
been anything but a Democrat, and
Mahone insisted until 1882 that he was
Those who are familiar with the his
tory of this period will recall that Ma?
hone was elected to the United Stat? s
Senate as a Readjuster Democrat.
When he took his seat in the Senate,
on March 4, 1881. it was thoutfht that
he would act with the Democratic Stn
ators. If he had doae so the Duno
cratic vote would have been equal to
the Republican vote, and tbe Republi
cans could not have orgunized the
Senate. During the special session of
March, 1881, Mahone decided to act
with the Republicans, and receiyed
much patronage and exceedingly good
TUCKFR AT FREDERICKSBURG.
In his speech at Fredericksburg Mr.
Tucker lirat alluded to Commissioner
Lee and other State officers having
been promised their positions by Judge
Mann. Here is what the Fredericks?
burg Journal (Independent) says of his
Harry StGeorge Tucker grows more
bitter in hia daily attaeks on Judge
Mann. He is now out with the charge
that the Judge has "mortgaged', the
governorahip. in that he haa promised
away offices in advance of his nomina
tion and election. If Mr. Tucker\s
fiasco here, where he failed to create
enthusiaam in hia candidacy, is a
specimen of the kind of work he is doing,
his candidacy will amount to little. The
public ia apt to take Mr. Tucker's
charges seriously, and also to regard
Mr. Tucaer from the character of the
work he is doing?as being utterly unfit
for the office of governor.
FIGHT NOT OVER POL1T1CS.
After Judge Mann's rousing speech
at Gloucester last week* (in which he
did not call Mr. Tucker's name) there
was a fight on fhe "bounds" between a
Mann-man and Tuckerite. The repor
ter concluded it was over politics, and
so sent it to the Richmond papers, but
this was an error.
The trouble was over a fisherman re
fusing to pay his fish license to Insper
tor Muse. The former kicked at the
inspector as the latter was turning
away. Charlie Muse didn't do a thlng
to the Tuckerite but keel him over.
The fellow evidently did not know Muse
as others do.
In loving remembrance of our dear
baby. who departed this life June 24th,
19J9, age eight months and twenty-two
days. He was laid to rest in Rehoboth
Gone. but not foryrotten.
Nor will he ever b?,
For aa long aa memory iasta.
Will we remembar the*.
Dearest Henry. thou hast left u*.
Laft ua. yea. forever morr.
But we hope to meet th??
On that bright and happy shore.
A precioua one from us ha? g-on*.
Hia cheera we loved i? atill;
A place ia vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
How lonaiy ara the daya
Since you have lef t uh.
But we know you are an angel,
And Heaven ia now your hoina.
By his loving mother,
_ ,. Lll.I.lAN HOWK.
At the requcst of many friends I an
nounce myself a candidate for nomina
tion to the House of Delegatea for
Lancaster and Richmond Counties sub
ject to the Democratic Primary.
R. CARTEK WEBLFOlta.
? IMZKNSOr THE lOlNTIF.S OF
I VM-\s| KK IVIIIili IIMOMI
As a candidate for renomination to
the House of Delegates, subject to the
Democratic primary, I ask your aid.
Lnfortunately I am so situated that
1 shall not be able to call upon you per
sonally, but shall deem it my duty to
tneet any and all opponents upon the
nustings and discuss the iasucs of this
Believing in the justice and fairness
of your judgment and kncwing I have
rendered a Faithful service I Feel Tree
in again asking your aupport.
HIIOIM'INO roa LADIK8.
8ave travellng expeosesand bave\our
sboi.plng done by Mrs J. p. Meanler
2ao4 0akSL. Baltimore. Sbe ls in
close tonch wilh Ihe besl stores and raD
oavei our ladles mouey on tlieu purchasev
IB all liuea. H Costs them uolhiug extra
samples si-nt upon requeot.
T. T. LEWIS & BRO,
Large aupplyof National CusketCo.'s
cuskets alwaya on han.l. Up-to-date
and handsomu bearae aaad at fuperaua
Thousands and thousands of gallons
of "Make Believe" an iHwght and
usjad annually, toths peal detriment
POCKBT and PROPERtY.
Why not use
Davis' (00 per cent
It will cost you MUCH LESS per job,
since it covers DKNSELY as much
Davis' 100 per cent Pure Paint will
Btand the test of the most rigid Pure
For RAle ba V. \. Qomby & BOH
RAVR FKFIi.lli ON
81LN DRIED PINE LUMBER,
KOUGI1 AND DKKSSKD
FLOORINC, CEIIIRC, SID1NC,
BOWLERS WHARF, VA.
V. Kl.atK WKI1ZKLA BRO.
J S. KNH.Iir. Manairer.
BRASS OR ALIMINUM
for Caiiuers mhI Paeaers
h nhber Man ps, Slnirilr, elr
M'riteFor Prlcc List,
CHARUBfl 1 LOMKAKD STS.
I. P. JUSTIS & GO.,
pOR THE 8ALK OF Produre, Oy.
ters, Live Stoct, U'.dea, lonltr
12 E. CAMDEN ST.,
FOR THE SALE OF PRODUCE,
Oysters, Live Stock, Butter, Eggs
Fruit and Trucks. '
516 ENSOR STREET,
BUENA VISTA, VA.
Will open under new management of
long and suecessful experience. In the
heart of the Blue Ridge mountains
Elevation 1,100 feet. Roomssingleand
en suite, private baths, hot and cold
water, eleetric lights, teltphone, excel
lent livery. saddle horses, tennis, boat
ing. Near Lexington, Nalural Rridge,
Luray Caves. Seenery most beautiful!
For terms apply to
MlSa FIOHA E. COLE.
Best for All Intsrnat and Extsmal
Aches and Psins
For Rheumatiam, Sciatica, Lame Back,
Sliff Jointa and Muacka, Sore Throat,
Colda, Strains, Sprains, Culs. Brtu.vcs.
Colic, Cramps, lndifeatioai,Toothacha, and
aU Nerve, Bone and Musclc A^hea and
Pains. The genuine haa Noah'a Ark on
?very packagc. (luarantced and sold by
all dealera in medicine everywhere. 28c.,
?0c., and $1X0. Sampk- by nvail fres.
lak M?iao4j Ca^ BatBMaaaj 'a, aa* &**??, *!???
Sharpa ia the place to get the best
and chaapeat gooda, and aa proof
look at these prices: Turkish bath
aoap 20 cta. a doien worth 40 cts.
Cuticura aoap 18 cta. Colgate
Talcum powder 15 cts.
We atll Furniture. Cook Stovea,
and everything else found in an
up-to-date country store at rock
Come to our atore and if there
13 'anythmg wanted not in aight
xt for ,t; we are ?P* to h?ve ?t.
No. 1 aap ahinglea for aale cheap
J. W. CLARKSCN,
What would be mor? appreciated
than a well fmiahed and good like
ness of a friend or relative? Then
why not go to
268 and 270 MAIN ST.,
NORFOIK, - VIRGINIA?
Who is considered one
ol the best in the south.
rtrrirai rtuaa*^ eahtman
naaiath v.M> SUF FLIES.
Special attention to finiahing for
v ,c ^ w ANTISEPTK
A^thm, Burns. Spralns. Bnilses, Rbrumatiwi.Swfllini;
Saduics ttvtr. All Druljitls. 25c. to St 00. w,ln*'
Wm. Oerhara. Geo. k. Bead.
O. P. Oarhard.
GERHARD, REED ? CO., ltd
Makera of good Clothes,
llO N. Kutaw 8t.. (Secoad Floor)
Wrlte for aamplea.
PAY1NC BIG PRICES FOR
?^.T wnt* *?LU"- w? wi? "?ve you money
and pleaae you with your pjrchaae. Our atock
ia alwaya up to the n.inute in atyle and gVality
-A FEW SPECIALS.
Ladies' Solid Gold Watch. ?lfi no ??
. EUtinorW.ltham] 116.00 up
?f en a Solid Gold Watch. 125 no ,??
B _,. lEla-in or WalthamJ P
Ladiea and Men-a Gold-filled Watchea. $10.00 ao
Boya oJ^Sff^SSST"*' 0"~l#i up
Hundreda of Watchea to chooae from. Name your
price and we truarantee valua.
-HEADQUARTERS FOR WEDD1NG RINGS -
Diamond Enirairement Rin**. $10 00 i.r.
Other Diamond Rin?ra. $20.00. $30.00 and $60 00
Extra vaiuea. '
Solid Gold Ladie* and Misaea' Ringa. $i M up
When you harea Weddinr Preaentto buy. writa
ZJSXf Umo?td?ip?l "* w. willquot.
WM. J. MILLER.
"BALTIMORE'S JEWELER "
28 E. Balto. St.. 8ALTIM0RE, MD.
Reference, "The Editor."
ESTA8 1866 1
S. M. LYELL & CO.
General Commission Merchants
OFFICE A WAREHOUSR, A E. CAMDEN ST.
LIKFS, BEKW.tM.FU A CO..
M<?a 12 E. Kultiiuore St ,
We are making aspecialty this aeason of wonderfully good suits
for Men atTEN DOLLARS and apecial Tailored to order tuits at t25 -
Likes, Berwanger <& Co.
YOU CAN WOBK THIS EXAM
PLE, ANU NOBODY CAN
FOOL YOU ON TBE
PARDON LIS FOR ASKING. THEN. WHY MONEY CAN BE FOOLEO
OUT OF YOUR POCKET BY HIGH-RATE INSURANCE
You are paying, or asked to pay, from 2 to 6 per cent
a year?or ?20 to $60?on a Jl.000 insurance policy.
It has eost an average of $8.31 for the best prcperties. and $18.75 for the
worst risks, ,n thia home aaaociation-leas than one-half old linecompanies'raia
Last year the figures were *9.75 to f 15.75 per If 1,000 for stores
about one-third what it cost in other companies. And yet we paid out nearly
seven thousand dollars for losses. Best dwellings have cost only $17 per
* 1,000 for five years (entrance fees and assessments combined)!
* W.TTRE, AND ACT, FOR YOURSELF.
NORTHERN NECK MUTUAL FIRE ASSOCIATION.
($10,000 capital stock paid up.) T .
SOME EXAMPLES IN CLASS X FOR PAST FOUR YEARS:
(All calculations based on $1,000 insurance, for the period of one year.)
TOTAL COST 4 YEARS
AVERAGE PER CENT?
1 per cent.
$45.00 $55.00 $64.59
Little over Little over Little over
1 percenL |l? per cent 1? per cent.
lf per cent.
N. B.-Entrance fees and assessments (all costs) included in above Rate
1 is the cheapest asseasment rating in this Claas; rate 2 is the average store
rating, and rate 3 the highest. Find your rate, and see what it cost you.
T. O. Smither, Kilmarnock, rated 3, was asked 6 per cent by old line ccm
panies. It has not cost him 2 per cent with us. In 1907, the heaviest year fo
lires during fifty years, it cost our worat risks only three per cent.
WFacts are facts, and "figgers don't He". Can this record be beatei.'
There is every reason to believe these low rates will continue as our rnember'
A million dollars in class X today and two millions in claas A ! We are
thirteen years old.
. HERE'S A RECORD BREAKER?
In four years the business of our home fire associatlon-.
has more than quadrupled, as shown above. Starting in 1896,
with less than a hundred thousand dollars, there is 30 times
that much on our books today?more than three millions of