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[KutertHlat Irvinatou p.o. aeSd claaa matter.] TA. CITIZEN PUBLIftHINC. CO. PUBLISHRRa Subscription: $1.00 a year, in advance. W. R. ROWE. Office Manager. All cotnmunicatiorjs or busineaa lettera ahould t>e mldresaed tothu Viroinia Citizkn, lrviiurton, Va.. to receivo prompt attention. Friday, July lO, !??? LANCASTER'S SUPERINTENDENT. 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 eilitorinl: "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, Richmond, Va. 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. UNWARRANTED CONCLUSIONS. 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 <iaticl<.ader|oftheState,toprove 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 cratedid. ThatValL LOCAL MUD8LINGOTG, 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 gmisandten-doliarsforcrubbing. 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 ibyle canard. lt is sio-nificant, and conunen datorj. that Mr. Curlett and his friendahaverelraiuedtrom abota 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 mudslingiug. FISHPLEXTIFrL. 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 fiiinv deni/.ens. 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, Debating Society. 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 Agent, Hoanoke. 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. CRISP NEWS. 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. FISH PLENT1RJL Two guests at the Irvington Beach hotel this week caught with hook dur? ing a day all the fiah their boat would safely carry. 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. Richmond Times-Dispatch. 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? cerned." FUCKERS EXTRAV AGANT CHARGES Rerutcd by Judtfe Mann and the Gentlemen Maligned. 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 the atump. "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 my reappointment. "Reapectfully. "W. McDonald Lee." In his speech at Seottaville Judge Mann answers conciusively Mr. Tuck er's charges, as will be seen from the following: "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 third parties? "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 soever .*' POLITICAL 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 moreland Inquirer. 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 Herald. 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 SOME NOTES 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 field Timea. 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. BORDEAUX UIXTURE. 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 perance. 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 hibition " 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 in MemphiatNaahvilleandChattanooga, who have been looking to Bristol as a Mecca, will be unable to make them? selves qualified voters within leas than two yeara. 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 dent 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 Senate. "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 the record. "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. IWashiiiKh.ii lWal.l.l A prominent Virginian throwsthe fol lowing lightupon the iM)litical failh of Gen. Mahone: "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 a Democrat. 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 committee appoinlnunts. 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 meeting there: 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 MEMORIAM. 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 cemetery. 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. Hardings, Va. A CAKI). 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 campaign. 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. Itespeetfully, Whealton, Va. 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, LIVELY, VA. UMfKKTAKERS, WIIKFI.WKH.HTS. Large aupplyof National CusketCo.'s cuskets alwaya on han.l. Up-to-date and handsomu bearae aaad at fuperaua Make-Believe Paint. Thousands and thousands of gallons of "Make Believe" an iHwght and usjad annually, toths peal detriment of POCKBT and PROPERtY. Why not use Davis' (00 per cent Pure Paint It will cost you MUCH LESS per job, since it covers DKNSELY as much again surface. Davis' 100 per cent Pure Paint will Btand the test of the most rigid Pure Paint Law. For RAle ba V. \. Qomby & BOH Irvington. Va. RAVR FKFIi.lli ON 81LN DRIED PINE LUMBER, KOUGI1 AND DKKSSKD FLOORINC, CEIIIRC, SID1NC, MOULDINGS, ETC. BOWLERS WHARF, VA. V. Kl.atK WKI1ZKLA BRO. J S. KNH.Iir. Manairer. BRASS OR ALIMINUM PAY CHECKS for Caiiuers mhI Paeaers h nhber Man ps, Slnirilr, elr M'riteFor Prlcc List, CHARUBfl 1 LOMKAKD STS. BALTIMORE. I. P. JUSTIS & GO., Commission Merchants pOR THE 8ALK OF Produre, Oy. ters, Live Stoct, U'.dea, lonltr Kgga, etc. 12 E. CAMDEN ST., BALTIMORE, MD. A. BURKER, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT. FOR THE SALE OF PRODUCE, Oysters, Live Stock, Butter, Eggs Fruit and Trucks. ' 516 ENSOR STREET, BALTIMORE, MD. "THE HEIiHTS," 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. IT PENETRATES 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* &**??, *!??? BEST COOD8. LOWE8T PRICE8. 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 bottom pricea. 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, SHARP8. VA. What would be mor? appreciated than a well fmiahed and good like ness of a friend or relative? Then why not go to WM. FREEMAN, PHCTOCRAPHER, 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 amateurs. GOWAN'S PREPARATION BXTERNAL 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 TAILOR8, Makera of good Clothes, llO N. Kutaw 8t.. (Secoad Floor) BALTIMORE, MD. Wrlte for aamplea. NO USE 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 acFcncNce FIRST IMATIONALI BALTIMORE. MO. 323K S. M. LYELL & CO. General Commission Merchants OFFICE A WAREHOUSR, A E. CAMDEN ST. BALTIMORE, MD. 33 WMZiZ WALTER 8WINNEY ? with LIKFS, BEKW.tM.FU A CO.. M<?a 12 E. Kultiiuore St , Kaltlmore. M6. CLOTHING, TAILORING, FURNISIIING. 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. MISTER MEfiCHANT AND OTHER8): YOU CAN WOBK THIS EXAM PLE, ANU NOBODY CAN FOOL YOU ON TBE RESULT. PARDON LIS FOR ASKING. THEN. WHY MONEY CAN BE FOOLEO OUT OF YOUR POCKET BY HIGH-RATE INSURANCE COMPANIES? 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. Respectfully. NORTHERN NECK MUTUAL FIRE ASSOCIATION. ($10,000 capital stock paid up.) T . Irvington, Va. COMPARATIVE WTATEMENT SOME EXAMPLES IN CLASS X FOR PAST FOUR YEARS: (All calculations based on $1,000 insurance, for the period of one year.) 1905 1906 1907 1908 TOTAL COST 4 YEARS AVERAGE PER CENT? Rat* 1 $ 8.34 5.34 12.34 7.34 Rate \% $1L25 6.75 17.25 9.75 Rate 2 $13.75 7.76 2L75 11.75 Rate 2k' $15.84 8.75 26.25 13.75 $33.36 Less than 1 per cent. $45.00 $55.00 $64.59 Little over Little over Little over 1 percenL |l? per cent 1? per cent. Rate 3 $18.75 9.75 30.76 15.75 $75.00 Little over 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' ship increases. A million dollars in class X today and two millions in claas A ! We are thirteen years old. . HERE'S A RECORD BREAKER? 1908, 1904, 1906, 1908, l'.my 1908, $ 539,870 868,878 1,444,524 1,740,489 2,224,!Kir> 2,781,342 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 dollars.