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vol. liS.?No. 4 1
Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and rianufacturinjc Interests of Fredericksburg; and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
Fredericksburo Va Tuesday April 11. 4899,
Price 3 cent*
GRATO EXPOSITION OP
NEW SPUING FABRICS
E. W. STEARNS'.
We think, and believe you will also, that we have outdone and surpassed
all our own best efforts of the past to secure a collection of New Spring
Fabrics that will command your approving admiration, both for boauty on
style and lowness of prices. The gathering of Silks, Cotton and Woolen
Weaves is the most attractive we have been able to obtain by a thorough
and diligent search of the best markets for a whole week. We invite you to
see these and learn our pri< :?9s before you have bought.
, Fifty styles of the prettiest Wash Sill's it's ever l>f*"n
our pleasure to sec- anywhere in
Plaids and Stripes with Corded or
'lh??" ar?* delightful foi warm weather, and later will ha hard
PRICE 50 CENTS PER YARD
Bcores of ladies come to this store for theii dress materials,
because they always find a choice collection, aim it's just the
sani?-1 this season, only you'll lind th?-* assortment better.
Beautiful quality Black imperial Serge, worth ever <*-t)t <-t
th?- price, 29c.
Elegant Grenadines, all wool, hard twisted thread, :?? inches
wide, at *37Jc. yard in Mack and
Splendid steam sponge?! Cheviot in black and colors, '?*
inches wide, at f?9c.
Two-toned Covert Cloths, lu inches wide, elegant wearing
goods, at 59c.
Handsome Venetian Cloths? in mixtures, for tailor and travelling suits, tl inches wide,
- v. yard.
Satin Finish Coverts, in gray an 1 tan, ?"> indias wides, at $1.00 yard.
l)rai> de Et?, in gray and tan, a lovely fabric, 50 inches wide, $1.25.
Elegant I Mack Cheviot and Granite Cloth, 40inches wide, all wool, steam.sponged, at 59c.
Bhirt Waits and Fancy-made Silk Waists with separate
skirts are again the height of fashionable dress, and we are
showing a line of lovely Plaids, Stripes and Plain Taffetas, ?\c
t'<?r waists that will delight y?m to ?hh. Prices small.
Fair quality, all silk. Plain Taffeta, in black and lovely
shades, at 50c. yard. _nst grade at 7.r?c.
Soft, all silk, Satin Liberty, in exquisite shades at 75c.
Beautiful Plaid Silks at *-r* 1 .<><> and Strips at 7"i and 87k.
BLACK SILKS IROM 5(>c to $l.5o Yard/
Never before have we had sobeantiful stock at such low
prices as we now have in Printed Cambrics, Percales Woven
Madraas, Batistes, Ginghams, Lawns, Prints, Galatea Cloths,
Cheviots, P. K's. Organdy, Zephyr Cloth, _c.
4<> inch Printed Victoria Lawns, ?n beautiful designs, at -??
Elegant quality Printed Cambric, finer than Percales, at 10c.
10c. quality Cheviots, in short lengths, al Sc. yard
1 Be. quality Imported Madras, bought cheap, yon can buy
while tli?-\ List at i2Jc yard.
E. W. STEARNS,
OPERA HOUSE DRY GOODS STORE
And are unsurpassed by any Btoek
ever shown in Frederiekslnirg.
Everything New and Novel
-HOT H WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
J. T. Lowery & Co.
Cusapsit Dr j 9oodi and Notion Houst iu Tirgiala.
?AND DEALER IN
Gent?' Furnishing Goods
My Stock is now complete in every depart?
ment, consisting of the latest styles and beat
fabrics from French, English, Scotch and
American manufactures, selected with the
greatest care with the view to supply th?
wants and taste of ?very customer. Every
Bottom Prices and Satisfaction
Also fall line of Gents' Furnishing Good?
?uch us Dress ShirU, Nightshirts, Drawer?,
Collars, Cuff?, Glove?, Suspender?, Scarf??.
Tie?, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Mali
Ucee, Scarf Pins, Cuff and Collar Buttons.
Watch Chains and Charms, Silk, Alpaca ?no
Gingbam Umbrella?, am.
%W" Call and exarain? oar ?toer
GEORGE FREEMAN. JR
IWO bpjhels of 03rn ?ranted. Highest
oasn rjTfse ptifl
Foreign Praise o?
SUPERIORITY OF OUR SfftVICI Bl
t RALLY ACKNUWLtOiibO
Conap cuoua liiuatraltona el L:i'?.i|>r ??
Hit P*rt o Ualtt'il Sutes a
'1 h.> State ilepartmenl has rec?d?
from Oooral General M ?
I C ?'V of an article pnblUhti i in '
organ of tin? French dipt? matio a
consular wrrtM, " La Hutu? Diplnn
tique,"which commenta on the I'nil
States conanuu serrioe In a high
complimentary, way A translation
tin- interesting arttole i' 'i? A
'1 In- AaTMriOftlM ;ll" praVfll I a! men, :ll
there Inattncl for basin?** la ni ?i?.
ou?. Nothing ia mote charactoi
thia reaped than the organization
tli.-ir conoulai n ?rpi The consular sei
loa of Uta United States la ? ram ?i k il
instrument i>f expansion, It ia oni?]
und resembles nona other It* duty
that of a aort "f bureau of inf irraati
at th?- eipenae i f the Stute It m i
cruit?ad principally fr 'in i urnali-t
wh<> curry into their ofHoial career tl
trained Inatinct of observation, tl
quick grasp of paaaing events who
belong to their former profeaai a. Tin
remain Inoloae and lympatbeti I
with then fot mer readera, Tbeii I
tara, which their colleagnea reprin
haw the familiarity of an uit.-tvi. v
The? daactlba hoi? their family enj.
their now reaidenoe, whether th"
house ha? an axotio oharactei and ti
following Bnnday supplement repri
ducea it with photograph* I
dreea their reporta to the ? rernmen
but th?*y know that ia s arm i? I
reooived tbe preso will reprint them an
that th? whole country will rial
vantage from th.-m
In nom?? coontriea, the ?
ing office leleurely pi
of consular rep rti ret arm
f r o arreotioo by the
they finally ap?
?t Internat Th? are of .i biatoric rath'
th tn ,t bnaini -- lei Bol tl.
American knows that bit notes*1
without d?lay Imme I I
l?c, and he gives in them,
reporter,iof ?rmation down to th? >?
American oonanl I ? - n t nnder
?taud that he has a commercial aitna
tion to maintain, hut always a oom
marcial iituation to conquer Hia in
genuity is azerciaed to invent and Qni
new markets, and in hi.? itndy "f way
and means, he deaoendi to the m -
Pot instance, the Americana hat
wheat |0 iell. The OOOBOl at Amo;
propones to import it into China Hu
the Chinese do Dot eat wheat J bo;
must then be taught to eat it. It i
noticed that the Chine-o "g.iri: ^tiers'
( cooks iform associations in which the;
readily copy or imitate each other. Tin
consul suggests that some di sens o
these be selected, whput given then
gratis, and they be taught to make i
few cheap, simple dishes. The faMuoi
would spread rapidly am nag the reatan
rant?, and from there to the families
Here is an instance of Imagination
! and, at the same time/if praotioal goo.
', sense. Tbe Americans do not lack i
certain sentimentality in business
Last year at Caracas they ottered to tin
President a banquet where wen s?rv> <
only dishes prepared from prodnota i
i American origin. Entorpriaing am
ingenious in the new countrtae It i
i above all in Europe that the o >ri*-n 1.?? ol
I the United States are active and us,'
gressive Despite th.-ir colonia! oon<
: quest?, th*? Americans have compre
.hended that the rani struggle remaini
I in the old markets ; that there are gtOm\
fields to be cultivated ; that there espe
l dally is the hard school which wil
j force them to manufacture and sell hit
! ter than all others.
They have commenced their indus
trial expansion by striking at the heart
of the old industry, in conquering th?
English firms in the Birmingham
' market. Their principles and rules arc
thoae of sport. The record must lie
beaten. Their consuls have won the
admiration of the English.
These consuls interest themselves ,m.
mediately after they reach th?ir pn-t?
in all that surrounds them, just as they
did before as journalists. That which
they do not know, they learn One
sees by this that the Americans have
the art of putting life and initiative
into a oareer where other pe.pie rast
upon routine and immobility.
In line with this flattering comm??nt
on the sufficiency and activity of the
: American Consul is the report received
, from Consul Mouaghan, of Chemnitz,
, who sends aitranslation of an article that
' appeared In the leading paper of that
' city, praising the efforts of the United
State? Consuls in Italy to extend
American trade to those market*. Mr.
Monaghan adds that Dr. Reckow, a
? writer of European reputation, in his
, book on the reform of the German con?
sular service, says that United States
Consuls give their Gorernment better
servioe and better information than any
! oD earth.
Consul MoFarland sends from Nott?
ingham, under date of February 14,
1899, a clipping from a London journal
reporting a discussion In tbe Uoose of
Oommona on the British consular re?
porta. One of tbe members, in a sub?
sequent interview, oompared the work
of the British consolar officers with
thai ni the Ameno ins Hi
distinct p , There arc
? h ?I volume?, nont lin?
ing repoii> on tradi and o mmei .-,
I'l.niii' . nance, cnsti m*. 1 ? v-,
ti tnspoi tation \s ith
special reference to opportunities t ?.
? to, ?h.- extension of sales
fiM United states products
the beginning ? i i *.!M thaj
i--i?-vi it daily edition if the "C insular
Repori il \? itbin ? few hours
th? mannfactoring and oommercial
oommuuity are In receipt ' the Inl i -
Deafen Canu?t be Curai
?mperfe? t hearin
. . ? ,
suit. and un le
mal con hl ?on, I eai ing
? hul ?n inl imetl
We will give line Hundred lk>l i
I J t'HKNKY ?V CO :
Huir? Which are tu Gc-ern Appelai
cents In the Cei?u*. !
Direct r M ?rriam of the i
? if! i f
? a li ?-Il ar- to govern app .int
menta in th? They are
iny grade highei
r appointments in lbs
? will nol be compel
?nt ?* ii ? earn? a in ai
1 he act to ; ' vide for I
twelfth and(aabteqaent censnsei
pr .ved March '?'?, ires thai n i
esamination -null !?? required in the
?M.:, i h bel s th? .?
I or annnni
ti 'Il will i?- i, til
famished ? Ith ? ?-ani of lotn d
to the examiner, which m??t-t be *i?n
ad by the applicant, In order th
or she may be Identified by bis i i h?*r
AU applicants f r appointment
who may I?' dirsetsd to s
bel re the examiner s ill he
examined in the foUowing sol
Ortb graphy, oopying, penmanship,
nrthowtio, elements of th?- English
language, letter ?STitlng, ' l.'tiieiit- I f
geography, history and government of
the United States, practical t.--t
CHARACTSR OF EXAMINATION.
Th?- character of the examination is
words i'i ordinary dm; twenty-five
words shore average difficulty
Copying? Copying from plain
ten printed lines, to be copied in ap?
plicant's handwriting ; writing from
dictation, the same.
Penmanship?Marked OTJ legibility,
neatness and general aopesrsooes.
Arithmetic?Fun ?lamentai rules,
frsoti oe, neroentegefl, ratios and aver?
Lutter writing?Letter of not less
thui '?'Hii words, to Le written to the
dirootor of the census, on any assigned
OS voluntary topio, to last applicant*.
knowledge of simple English compost'
tion and gem tal intelligence.
Oooprsphy, history and government
of the L niti'il States?Such ??nestions
will b?> asked as persons ?t ordinary
intelligence und information ?ire sup?
posed to be generally capable of an?
Practical testa Applicants for ap
1 ointment will be given an apportant.
ty to exhibit the degree of th'ir fami?
liarity with the punching mMhioes
and eleotriesl counting ?Mohines
in the eleventh censns; also to demon
strate their ability to make calculations
by the aid of tables of logarithms, the
slide rule, etc , and to show familiari?
ty with the arithmometer, or other ad?
ding and calculating machines. fot
proficiency in any of these prai Heal
tSsta separate marks will he given,
which will admit the applicant to a
list of extra eligible*.
STENOGRAPHERS ANT? TYPEWRITER*.
Applicants for appointment as steno?
graphers and typewriter? will be rf
?inired to pass a supplemental examina?
tion, whioh will fairly test thoir abili?
ties for special work. In the
typewriters literary ability will receive
c moderation, as well as ?manual dex
terlty in the use of the machine. The
examination of typewriters will consist
? f exeroises from dictation, copying,
tabulating and transcribing from rough
draft. The examination of stenogra?
phers will consist of exercises from
dictation taken in shorthand and writ
ten out in long hand, particular atten?
tion being paid to the rate of speed and
the ?Accuracy of the eopy.
For the purpose of marking,the ques?
tions and exercises will be divided in?
to thee groupe, of which the first will
include arithmetical calculations, the
second orthography and penmanship
and the third general questions design?
ed to test the information and in tell i
genoe of the applicant. The weight
allotted to the question? of the first
group will Le ?fl ; to those i f the - I
I thir I, W Bach
; I lw m ill pite i i y the nom*
.' ii g the reim [ve weight "f
any - mm of the
r? lative weights, the quotient will
determj le the osndidate's standing
in the ? xaminatl >n
The time allowed for ea< h
examination will be specified on the
examination papers, and m no cue
will the time allowed t r the ?-n? ire
ex 1111111.?? i .o i v H i,
The examination papen i t .> ? h ap
pilcan! will filed with
A c ird ,?' ?I gne will be prepard of
.mined, in the order
of their standing, as determined bj
their marking, for the a.f thi I
tor of the oe
Any appli nakj
mg less than ,i will he placed in th>
? rejected sppll? ants, and R ill le
ineligible for appointment in theoftlce.
All others will be placed m tin- li-t of
No applicanl who shall fall la pass
the (?ist examination \siil pe allowed t"
present bimselfagaiul for examination
until after ?t testal ninety
have elapsed sinoe the former examina?
tion, and rnusl obtain the special per?
mission of the director "f the
* anthorizing i Im so to appear.
Th? Appetite cf a Gnat
i in ?
The Natluu i Shame
'1 he Kastern Sh re Herald -1\ -
We I ? tly -u nek with
. ge nnmben I, drnnken,
.' ?.Hampt? u thai a:?
?.?ut "ii the ra md
When i ne thinks bat
-?atii ; .' army
of pensioners wh bandred
and tifty millions of dollars m living
their lives of Immoral and drunken
m iv, a i- nans? ?ting to the
\ h ing ip? oimeni ? f
?mm ?ral, shameless lit il ? n a
?j Ith ti.e i athsome diuiikurds
that they are, these polluted lepen
fastened In an ? vil boor npon the help
if this country,paiadc them.
islvea bef ?re ns daily andar? a marplot
apon the fair fame of any country We
strain our imsginstlons in vain !
ceive whit lessons of patriotism these
rum soaked 'euch,
and we (ail to see by what law of right
liegusting patriots i ?? can be al?
lowed to nave money from the public
treasury for such purposes. There is no
blacker shame Is the political history
'.f the United States since'the civil war
than is evident in the living examples
in i very military pegt house of this
country. Yet with these before oar
eyes the Republican administration is
adding fresh hoards to the list, of
young men too, for whom we might
pray God forbid such a fate. This is
the saddest chapter enacted in the
American-Spanish-Philippiii?' war and
tins hut the beginning of our im?
perialistic carter as a uation. There
can be but one final result.
You feel the blood rushing
But what kind of blood?
That is the question.
Is it pure blood or Impure
If the blood is impure then
you are weak and languid;
your sppetite is poor and your
digestion is weak. You can?
not sleep well and the morn?
ing finds you unprepared for
the work of the day. Your
cheeks sre pale and your com?
plexion is sallow. You sre
troubled with pimples, boils,
or some eruption of the skin.
Why not purify your blood ?
will do it. Take it s few days
snd then put your finger on
your pulse s?ain. You csn
feel the difference. It is
stronger snd your circulation
better. Send for our book on
If you are bilious, take
Ayer's Pills. They greatly
aid the Sarsaparllls, They
cure constipation alto. ?Sr
Wrltm to our Doetoso.
WriUUltra fre?lT?ll tfc? ?*,rt1?*?'?ri
Jo? ??II ir?o?i?? ?
iu, i?tW '
~ ABSOLUTELY Pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
_ao.ai mono Km-jt* co , Mai "??<? _
MONTOiO S VESSELS RIDDLED
Larger percentage Hit Than in right
of July 3
li John M. Elliott of the Haiti
more bea forwarded to the Navy De?
partment a report on the affecta of the
gun fire of Dewey'a Beet upon the
Spanish war reaaela in the battle of
llanila hay [i deaoribea in detail the
v -ii-.r from the American
fleet, and proves that IfOOtOj ?'s \
were riddled by a perfect storm oi
and ?h.il from the American guns.
l'lieie was a much la^'er percentage of
lilts at Manila then ut Santiago. This
is accounted f,,r by the fact that
Uewey's fleet made a deliberate attack
with most of the enemy's ships at rest,
while the appearance of Ut-rvera's ?oH
1 ff Santiago was unexpected and it
was a running fight. Lieut. Elliott
m.?k.? the fallowing points as a re-ult
of his examination 11 tin- inl
1 The side? of iron and steel built i
cruicers u i not arrest projectileeenough ?
to explode them.
.' The incendiary effect of hurstiug i
??indi shells is great, and far greater
than would - rtionatfl to thut
of lower calibres
At ranges rer 1,500 yarda tbegoa
?bielda of cruieera are un no sense a
protection, hut insure the annihilation
of the gun's crew aud the disablii .
the gnu if struck by a large projectile.
-I Warships of the present day will
generally be placed hors du combat by
igratioo and the destruction of
their personnel before they are sunk by
He Fooled lb? Surgeoai
!> a ii mi t. ?, . : wen
i tu.-.i: bul h? cared bin
be?) Halvi In the Woi
i)j M. M. i.? ??> i?. Druggist.
ust receiv.-d s larire lot of
Blinds, Cypress Shingle?
N. C. Flooring and
which I sell cheaper than any one ales
in the olty.
Call and ret my prices before buying
IS Commerce ?treM and National Boulevard
FROM I'll:? I WILL BKGIN 10 BELL
A I.I. THE
Winter Stock of Hil'inery
I have left on band at eost, to
make room for
Pelt bate, fancy featherp, ostrich
feather-!, obildreo s etps and bonnets
ami many othei tbii g?; at coat prices.
MRS. N. E. TOriPKINS
810 B Street.
Has Moved ?ils Tonsorlal Parlor
Mr. Charles Lawsoo has moved his Tonsorlal
Parlor I mm upper Commerce street to tbe
otBce lately occupied I-? the Free Lance,
wt.tre Ii? is prepared todo all work such as
Shaving, Hair Cutting;, Shampooing and Hair
Dressing In the moat artistic manner. H
shop is large and commodious, always coo
even in tbiu most oppressive weather. Neat
ness and the latest style of work will lie ont
of theoblef features o( this establishment
rive mea oall.
W. 3. EMBREY.
*Bncceesorto Kmbrsy A Berryman.)
Dealer in RAILFOAI) CR088 TIK8, CM
DAK P08TS, BPOKB8 ANT HOOPB
Keeps constantly on hand a larga supp y
of Baled Hay and Mill Feed, eae-oa-nsa
Ratli-oart l*??o? rrarfarlol-ihn ? Va
DONT FORGET THAT
Wbon you want an easy Shave.
Ai good as a Barber ever gave.
Just call on me at my Saloon,
At morn and eve or busy noon,
1 comb and dress tbe hair with gra< ?-.
To suit tbe countenance of your feor
My room Is neat, my towels clean.
Scissors sharp and rasora keen ;
And all that art and skill can do
If you will call I'll do for you.
Katnrs put In order at short notice.
W. H R? ** I'Mt
OEO. J. FLETCHER,
ARCHITECT ANP BUILDER,
Plana, Specifications Elevations, Details.
Work of all kinds In the building lina.
Thorough personal sni?erTition of all
work, town or ootintry.
A. B. BOTTS & Co.,
riRI, Liri.ACCIOINT AND INDEMNITY
The oldest established builne?? of thii kind
in Frederlcktburir. representing thirteen Or?
sompan;?)? of t?>.*t?),HA) capital, po??e??lny
ovur fm.OOU.UUO ?84?.u. |i;.JU0,ijUU ?urplus,
and unquestionably tbe itrongest and t*fett
in the world. Uur rnte? ?re a? reasonable as
are anyvriere to be had, and we ?hall always
take pleasure In serving you. Office? directly
opposite the Mayor's office.
Persons holding our policies and other
friends can get 1809 OALKNDARS by
calling at our office.
S. WILLIS HOWARD,
\N<T. AND.? OLLM 1 K?N AOF.NT.
J. M MYER, JR,,& Co.
-a full Una of
HKATIN'iBTOVEB, WOOD A COAL
Clay Mue Pipe for Chimneys. Tin
Booting, Bteel Roofing. Oat-Kitting at
Lowest Price?. Iron Korr? Pampa at
-Ax?ut? for th??
?'Kl.KHRATEU IRON KINO, KITZ LIE
AND KAKMK.R OIRL
UEbTON IHK MAREBT.
A 1.1. ON U8 BEE?BB YOU BU \
J. H. MYER Jr. & CO
S. fl. BEALE,
ha-.ln?r iMiun-ht out the entire Hardwar?
Stock of John A. Stone, will continu? the
?t the OLD STAND, on COMMEKCI 8T.,end
I? now laylDtr in a full NKW STlX.'K OF
GOODS In the Hardware Line which be will
?ell at the
Lowest Cash Prices,
SOT" o? and tee him be'ore you buy.
FLOW E RS P'c??'1 c'no'oe *??
a a~,v TT i^?\?w f,u,ne# for ? ctryt
?nt4*?'mums. Carnation?, Fuchsia?, AcSoeut*
em h. Kir.y Vegetable Plant? cheap. Cut
F.owersaml Floral Designs.
C?lla? K. c. Ninde'i Store and set a eat?
lOffUeaad l?*a?*e your order?.
J. PALMER GORDON
Florlit, AUhland, Ta
FOR SUPERIOR ARTICLE
^^Sattt^LTsl S*^ ?^4*V
which on account of tbelr ??<?? ana ?v?nn
arc ?pectally adrlaed for medic.nsl orpos
Bold and r??comniend?d by
V. C. STPABBDBOIB.
L. B. VAUGHAN & CO.,
Proprietor? Crenihaw't Planter4? Warekoas?
GENERAL COMItSSlOI IKRCMITI
Leaf Tob?ceo aud Grain a Specialty.
Liberal Cash Advance? Made on ConalsnaMt
M. 0. WILLIS, President ; A.P. ROWaUa
? ioe-President; H. f. CRISMO*D. Sec?
retary ; I. D. COLE, Tiwuuitr.
The Cheapest Telephon? ?lervl?? la YliadaJs,
Prompt and efficient Mrrloe G VARARTE??^-A
SJT" Subscriben w?nted.
p. r. ORlt