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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - May 29, 1907, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Accomac court House a. Saturday september 19, 1896. Entered at the Postoff Iee at Accomac c. H., va., As second class matter. National democratic ticket for president William j. Bryan of for vice president Arthur Sewall of Maine. For Congress we. A. Jones the committee appointed by the last general Assembly to investigate a certain Survey and assignment of water area. A Ong the shores of Fox Island have submitted their report to the attorney general. In it. They state that the Survey and adjudication did not conform to the require ments of the act in some important details Viz first that the application of the riparian owner to the fish commissioner did not embrace All the conditions prescribed second that As shown by the testimony of the fish commissioner no such computation of water acreage was made As the act required third that no preference was Given to the original lines of Survey As was evidently contemplated by the act and fourth that no attempt was made to re establish As near As might have been done the original metes and Bounds of the state Survey. The committee attach no blame to the fish commissioner in the matter of the adjudication in View of the fact that the adjudication was made on the claim of certain fee simple rights by the riparian owner but for the support of which the committee have failed to find proper evidence. Indeed they report All the record evidence to contradict such claim. That All the surveys made under authority of the state and All deeds of record pertaining to said Island or islands limit the area of the Island to an acreage of Only Little More than six Hundred acres. No evidence could be found connect ing the pumps on the eastward Side of the Island with the Island proper and the Contention of the riparian owner that Muddy Marsh was Ever embraced in the Fox Island Survey appeared to the committee As entirely untenable. The report embodies copies of All the surveys and deeds referred to from the original Survey of 1773, and the Sacker Nelson Grant under which the land was first ceded. The committee decides that the mandamus proceedings before the court of appeals have no bearing upon the Issue before them because these proceedings in no Avise touched the question of Boundary claim. The Contention of the riparian owner that the matter is now res adjudicate cannot the committee reports be sustained the attempt to conform to the act having been prosecuted on a false Assumption the state never having designed to give to the Ripa Rian owner the considerable areas embraced in the Survey. And which the act in no sense justifies. Finally the title and object of the act say the committee provide for the establishment of a Boundary straight line or lines around said Island in order to avoid the indentations and uncertainties of the original Boun Dary line. The plat of this new Survey shows that the boundaries As claimed by the said riparian owner before said Survey were straight lines absolutely without indentation and such being the Case the require ments of the act could not be met by the establishment of a new and different lines. The committee in summing up have decided 1. That the property rights of the Commonwealth Are being infringed upon by the said William Ellinger 2. That proceedings be instituted by the attorney general in the proper court to protect the interest of the the report is signed by All the members of the committee and it is understood that the opinions set Forth were mutually concurred in. The committee was composed of senators Lecato and Stubbs and delegates Hathaway and Booker. The committee appointed by the legislature to investigate the hold Ings of or. Ellinger deserve and will receive the thanks of the people of the Commonwealth for the careful painstaking and efficient manner in which they performed the duty. In making the investigation they took nothing for granted which was a matter of record which had not been first closely scrutinized by them and accepted As Correct no testimony or argument without weighing and sifting them of the fallacies they contained. Unlike Many legislative committees it was in no sense a junk eting party. Every meeting they held meant hard laborious work love for their state and an Earnest desire to find out if her rights had been infringed upon. How Well they did their duty the Liberal extracts from their report to the attorney general of the state embodied in another editorial show. That Thier report will be sustained by the courts which hereafter will have to pass upon it we do not doubt. The Richmond correspondent of the Baltimore Sun is responsible for the statement that a slate has been fixed up by republicans and bolting democrats in Virginia in the event Bryan is Defeated in Virginia this fall the principal feature of which is that col. William e. Cameron is to be elected United states senator in place of Hon. John w. Daniel. In other words the Gold democrats and republicans Are to form a Combine with the View of running things in Virginia. Democrats of acco inae which do you prefer As your senator which party do you want to control the affairs of the state you will answer at the polls in november and whatever your views on the Money question it will Only be necessary for you to do your duty to remember that defection in your ranks a few years ago afflicted you with Mahone ism and All the evils incident to the same. Wold democrats May assist the republicans in Virginia to Victory but no one is stupid enough to be Lieve that they would be permitted to assist in running the affairs of Virginia unless they go entirely Over to them and become republicans with them. Hon. John s. Wise who was expected to make several speeches in Virginia in the interest of Mckinley has it is stated cancelled All of his engagements and it is to be regretted by the democrats of Virginia that he has changed his mind As he has been in such bad humor with Vir Ginia Ever since she refused to elect him governor that no Democrat in the state could listen to the abuse which he indulges in toward them without being aroused to their full duty. He has been heard from How Ever and in a speech in Boston a few Days since acquitted himself in this Wise Bryan s following is composed of Cranks doctrinaire bankrupts All who cannot pay their debts All the scoundrels. He has a Strong follow ing and i feel like bowing to them not for their Quality but for their numbers " such abuse of course convinces no one and the injustice of such an utterance before a Virginia audience could not but be nauseating even to bolting democrats unless they Are ready to become apostates for the Price of their Maine has spoken and her vote was cast As was expected for the Republican party and yet there Are men in Virginia strange to say who have had their Heads so much turned by the love of Gold As to profess to be Lieve that it meant the country would go Republican in novem ber. They forget even that Arkansas went democratic by 75.000 Only a few Days ago an increase of nearly 40,000. Both were significant but not in the Way republicans and Gold Bug democrats would have us believe. The vote in Maine meant that the vote of the new England states is for Mckinley. The vote of Arkansas showed that the interest of the South and West Are identical because of their farm ing interests and that they will vote for Bryan. Senator Sherman was asked a ques tion the other Day which he has not yet answered. Senator Sherman is the big Gold Bug of All the Gold bugs of the country. He went to Congress a poor Man. He had nothing but his salary to depend on. He received �5,000 a year and he himself said it Cost him $10,000 a year to live in Washington. Now the question asked him , How is it that after living for years $5,000 each year above your income you Are Able to Day to count your wealth by the millions " is there a Man in Virginia who does not know that it is his duty to vote against a party which makes it possible Lor those who run it to build up such immense fortunes for them selves in a few years?.and yet the Gold bugs of the country would have you believe otherwise. Hon. John g. Carlisle now a Mem ber of the Republican Aid society which Hopes to promote the chances of the election of Mckinley by voting for Palmer and Buckner said in the House of representatives february 21st, 1�7s according to my View of the subject the conspiracy which seems to have been formed Here and in Europe to destroy by legislation and other Wise from three sevenths to one half of the metallic Money of the world is the most Giganic crime of this or any other age. The consummation of such a scheme would ultimately entail More misery upon the human race than All the wars pestilences and famines that Ever occurred in the history of the sex president Harrison in his speech in new York opening the re publican Campaign admitted that the free coinage of Silver would raise the Price of farm produce. Boss Reed in a late speech gave utterance to the same opinion in regard to the White Metal. Bourke Cockran bolting Democrat in Hie late speech in new York added his testimony to the same effect. Gold men generally concede that free coinage Means a raise in the Price of produce. Such being the Case Farmers of the Eastern Shore How should you cast your votes in november the new York Sun was not always As it is now. In june 1885, that newspaper now devoted to Gold Mono Metallis expressed views of this sort Gold has risen so that the proper Way of expressing the truth is to say that the Gold Dollar is Worth 117 cents while the Silver Dollar remains at Par. That prompt adoption of Silver As a Standard instead of Gold would therefore arrest the decline in prices to a great extent and palliate if it did Dot cure the evil of Dull the Denver Post wants to know if there is not considerable meaning in the unconscious words of the re porters who voraciously chronicle the doings of Bryan and Mckinley it invariably reads hundreds listened to what or. Mckinley had to say and on the other hand thousands were present and heard t a Stvtz from lit the Wilmington messenger has taken the pains to group together a few facts concerning the Progress of the great political fight now going on and starts out with a note from the Cleveland Plain dealer of or. Bryan s reception and ovation in that City which says the Elaine Campaign produced the greatest demonstrations Ever known in Ohio. Compared with the reception Bryan was Given the out pouring in Honor of the plumed Knight was a paltry insignificant Street Corner gathering. A commercial traveller Sayr the Washington Post writes from a Pennsylvania town to the Republican congressional committee "1 have travelled through the greater part of Pennsylvania since you sent me those pamphlets and have been pleased to see that the people Are fast becoming familiar with the question and Are turning to Mckinley. But this place Here is full of Silve rites. 1 thought 1 would get mobbed. 1 had All the Best of the argument but they got crazed. Now if you can give me More of blame s speeches of 1878,1 can shut up a Hundred of them at a time if they do not mob me our contemporary does not state whether More of the dried speeches were sent but whether they were or not we have not heard of any of the Silver orators in the Keystone state being shut off but on the contrary from All that can be Learned they if anything Are on the increase. A prohibitionist travelling in Maryland tells what he has seen. It is Robert Ireland Secretary of the prohibition state executive com Mittee. He has been in Baltimore Cecil Aud Harford counties. Here is what he says in my opinion if an election wore held to Day Bryan would carry the state by a big majority i have found in my travelling in the Rural districts that hundreds of Republican Farmers have espoused the cause of free Silver. They seem to have made up their minds on the subject already Aud there appears to be no Chance of switching them senator Joe Blackburn has been in Maryland he says he has met hundreds of people at Ocean City from All parts of Maryland and there was but one opinion and that i that Maryland is for Bryan. The free Silver sentiment on the Eastern Shore he said is carrying every thing and Many lifelong republicans Are giving their allegiance to Bryan. He met or. Sidney Wilson son of the late senator Wilson who told him that the democratic majority in Maryland for Bryan would be greater than for any democratic candidate for Many years past. Senator Black Burn also spoke of a visit to West Virginia where he found in a former Gold Standard stronghold Many re publicans who had changed views and who would now support Bryan. Hanuka gives republicans to understand that Mckinley s Success in new York state is by no Means cer John Byrne one of the Gold Bug crowd and president of the so called honest Money league of America says Central new York is in dangerous condition and Bryau has left an ugly Trail behind him. 1 am thoroughly alarmed. An election to Day would give this state to Bryan by 100,000 the messenger gives a great Many other facts along the same line All of which Are of the most cheering Char Acter. The fact is there is hardly a state in the Union outside of new England that does not look favourable to the election of the Chicago ticket. Norfolk virginian. A landslide in Kentucky. Colonel r. 0. Wintersmith from Louisville ky., sat in the Hoffman House last night talking politics. It s rot said the colonel this claim of the republicans that they stand a Chance in Kentucky. They re claiming the Earth because they elected a governor last time by 10,000 majority. Louisville did that. I m from Louisville but it s the Queerest town i Ever saw. This time it s the whole state against Louis Ville and that 10,000 Republican majority is going to be turned into a majority for Bryan of Between 10,000 and 70,000. It s sure to be a land slide. I be just been out in the Rural districts and 1 know what i m talk ing about. That Indianapolis crowd continued colonel Wintersmith is foolish. Buckner is a Cousin of mine but he s too old to be running for office. He s 74, and Palmer s 80." colonel Winte Sinith is special collector of customs at the port of Colon York journal 10th. Chairman Jones estimate. " if we carry South Dakota Nebraska and Kentucky we shall be within ten votes of an electoral majority without having a single vote East of Nebraska or North of the Potomac River. That you see does not include Minnesota Iowa or Illinois. I regard Illinois and Kentucky a doubtful states but i think that we will have a very comfortable majority in Indiana. The reports from Wisconsin and Iowa show that we Are in bet ter shape there than i had supposed. Michigan i think is Safe and i have Strong Hopes that we will carry Ohio. You can see that with the states West of Nebraska and South of the Potomac already assured to us we Are bound to carry enough elec toral votes in the Central Battle ground to win " general news. The annual session of the Synod of Virginia will be held at Lewisburg on the 22d inst. The Congress of the episcopal Church of the United states to be held in Norfolk from november 17th to the 20th, will be the most important ecclesiastical body that has Ever assembled in that City. The next meeting of the grand Camp Confederate veterans of Vir Ginia will be held october 27th, and28th, at Winchester a. This will be the largest meeting of the grand Camp Ever held and Many matters of interest to Confederate veterans will be acted on. I can t keep a Bryan Button said a new York drummer at the Dodson hotel last night. Everywhere i go wearing a Button i am asked Forit. I have Given a Way several dozen buttons already. As yet i have not had an application for a Mckinley Button. My experience shows How the wind or. J. E. Chancellor of the univer sity of Virginia died saturday. He was a surgeon in the Confederate army and resigned the chair of demonstrator of Anatomy in the univer sity of Virginia after seven years service. He was president of the medical society of Virginia and a prominent member of the american medical society and of the american health he was the author of Many valuable papers on Medicine and surgery. All for free Silver. The colonial fathers were for free Silver. The revolutionary fathers were for free Silver. The fathers of the confederation were for free Silver. The fathers of the Constitution were for free Silver. George Washington the father of his country was for free Silver. John Adams was for free Silver. Thomas Jefferson the father of democracy was for free Silver. James Madison was for free Silver. James Monroe was for free Silver. John Quincy Adams was for free Silver. Andrew Jackson was for free Silver. Martin Buren was for free Silver. William Henry Harrison was for free Silver. John Tyler was for free Silver. James k. Polk was for free Silver. Zachary Taylor was for free Silver. Millard Filmore was for free Silver. Franklin Pierce was for free Silver. James Buchanan was for free Silver. Abraham Lincoln was for free Sil ver. Andrew Johnson was for free Silver. They perpetuated free Silver and free bimetal ism. Free Silver was so right that it lived above suspicion and when it was Assassin ated Silver was above Sun. Jesso l. Test esq., an old resident and highly respected citizen of our town called this morning and after purchasing a bottle of Chamberlain s Colic cholera and diarrhoea Rem Edy said if anyone asks you if this remedy will do what is claimed for it Tell them yes and refer them to me.1 h. Alexander Stoke Reynoldsville a. No one can doubt the value of this Medicine after giving it a fair trial. Then it is pleasant and Safe to take making it especially valuable for children. For Sale by Blackstone & Bell Accomac and w. Parker Onancock. To Tux payers of St. Go Oriva pariah. I do not wish to be compelled to take any other Means of collecting the unpaid taxes for last year 1805than by requesting those who have not paid me to do so at once. 1 am compelled to have the taxes to meet the orders of the Board of supervisors drawn on me and 1 Trust no other notice will be necessary to secure a settlement with those who Are in a rear. A word to the Wise is sufi Don to delay and drive me to enforce collection. 1 must have the Money. I will Endeavor to attend All Public gatherings for this purpose. Your obedient servant Edwin t. Powell treasurer of Accomac co., a. $20 to $100 a month. The Onancock school of Busi Ness Onancock va., will open september 1st, for instruction in such branches As will prepare Young men and Young women for actual business. Bright student Cau graduate in six months and will be fitted to command salary ranging from$20 to $100 per month Accord ing to ability. George w. Burke jr., Grad. Goldey com l. Col principal commercial department. Rev. George Grad. Dickinson com l. Col assistant principal shorthand depart ment. You can enter at any time. Write for catalogue. Visitors Welcome. Wall pipers and. High Art at the. Lowest possible Price. Charles Kitchelt Onancock a. Headquarters at Wise s drug store. Sl�ckst0ne & Bell c. V4., a full line of fancy articles. Drugs oils paints seeds a kept on hand at lowest prices. Geo. W Orem jr., & son. A firm which has been doing business in Baltimore md., for is years has located at Only a. For the purpose of buying potatoes right from the Farmer and have come to stay As Long As the farm ers will be willing to sell to us for Cash. We have engaged a a lilust0n and ii. A Bull to assist us in buying. August 31st, 1896. Cemetery world. Monuments headstones tablets 01 new and lieu Tytul designs in Marble and Granite Gaddess Bros. No. 6 w. Fayette St., and 314 South Charles Street Baltimore my. Lea Flim Clothier Pocomoke City. My wishes through this paper to inform his friends and of the grand old Commonwealth of Virginia that his Stock of men a boys and children s Spring it re a 1 and gents furnishings is Large and Complete embracing the latest and Best manufactured up to Date perfect utting garments. Good values. Low prices. Don t fair to set his extensive line of men s suits at �. And $10, they Are new neat and Nobby and special bargains for spot Cash Only at the Ped Usala Clit Iii House. C. S. Waples 4 00. Hta Afiz Willow Ware. Brooms brushes Cordage matches axe handles Axle grease barrel covers baskets blacking Blank books glueing bowls churns compasses Broom Racks Corn Poppers butter dishes a Candle Wicks cheese safes clothes hamper a Cocoa dippers Coffee Mills Curry Combs corks dusters faucets fish Hooks and lines flour sacks halters flasks run Caps ice Ream freezers horse cards healers Ink Keg lamp burners a pulleys lanterns Lap boards Lemon squeezers Mats measures Marine glasses mucilage. Oakum Oil cans Well buckets tubs a. 119 South Street Baltimore my. Margaret Academy. A first class school for both sexes. Full corps of experienced and skillful teachers in All the departments. The location is the most Beautiful on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Grounds cover fourteen acres of High undulating land. Library of Twenty five Hundred Standard vol Umes including encyclopaedias dictionaries and oth a Standard works of reference and Litera Ture open to pupils of the school. Pupils boarding in the school required to study two hours every night under supervision of the teachers. One Hundred and Twenty pupils last session. Catalogues containing full in formation sent free to any address. Frank p. Brent Onancock a. It just Tell them

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