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SATURDAY.JUNB 3. ISIKI
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Richmoud, Fredericksburg &
Schedule in effect M ?v
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Hoadqadrters ioi baildiog latei
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In sums of B100 and upward* m lir-t
hens on Real ?state
For further particulars ap;
JOHN T KNIGHT,
1- \ \C 1UUSH. Financia.
Merchants .v M chani - P B ft L A ,
Freo, ricksburg, Va
\V!."ii in Krfi?Hrii'kshiirj?
Oft ' " "I ll ''.'ill .'Hi'I '\:itiiili-'
PolicifH ami Mu Thn
RijuitaM ? I.ii-' Assui in?v Su
? i- t\.
Stronges! and Best in lb ?
CHAS. C. R?WLETT,
GIVE MEA CHANGE
To estimate an :
kind i t bnildii
a ant d ne either In town i
Ml v* irk entrusted to me -
m ? thoroaghlv rv m inner,
and in qni - I I Plans
and specifications farnishi i f r any
F. P. STEA&NS.
C .ht i ? ' ind H
l mal and Current Comments
Mi? Nettie Kit
fi tends in Wash i i
V -? mu?? ? r- ?rv
of the marriaei it Mayor and Mr?, A
I' R ?
Mr T. K Millei
is the guo-l : ' : Mr .V E
without seeing and kn -w ing white
M is?, r 1 lyl r s ? tt, s m i t Mr Wm
hu?-r by falliuf
fi m ? tree VYedn
Mis- Emma Q Mn hell h is te
h -m- from a vieil to Mu
bart, m Caroline o ?nnty,
Mr .1 Bernard Bobb, ? f P rl
V.l., is imong the graduates .it th
Maryland Agri cultural I
Beautiful ginghams, figured ;
check muslin, dotted muslin* ai
g ods of :,n kinds now being opened at
K. T. Baker'a
Mr W 11 li- rrey, of Bait ira i
of the late J. J Berrey, of this city, is
ind will spend several we, w- with
Mr- v M. Fleming and daughter,
Mi-s Annie W. Fleming,left Thursday
to spend tin- heated term with friends
in the North
Mr .1. W Carver, Of King George,
a i- -i the city yeso r.lav II- claims
fia* he anl Mr John Cn ti? have the
liest crops ' f wheat in the o >unty.
Big lot light-weight clothing formen
youth- and boys ,)tist in Coin- now
and yon will get a bargain
T N Brent.
A chain is n > stronger than its weak
e->t link -a sh .e than its weakest point
nur goods hive the m-rit ??! Defection
all right all "\er. ,1 W. Thomas.
Miss Myrtle Edwards, of thiscitv,
and Mr W. .1 Nash, f Stafford, were
married Monday night at the h me of
the ..ih Mating minister, Rev 1>- .1 S.
Mr. Joseph S Brown' and family,
of OatonsviUe, Md., have arrived hete,
ami will occupy the residence .f Mr.
Y M Fleming on Hanover street, ont il
Mr W. s. Embrey was awarded
Thursday the contract for furnishing
lumber and piles to the United States
Government fordykeing and improving
the Rappahannook river under the ap
11 .pi lation mule by Congi
Mrs it diort Smith, a venerable lady
of ' Bnnker Hill, " mar this city, while
attending to her hcusahi Id duties
Tliurailay.slipped and fell down .? ?1 ghl
of step? and broke her left arm at the
wust. She was attended by Dr .1 N
V m will find at Hall's Drug Store the
most o ?esp?ete assortment of -ick room
requisites Hot water bottles, mr pi
lows, fountain and bulb syringes, rnl -
her bed pans, soft rubber face bottles,
atomizers ami all appliances needed
either by physician or patient.
Uol J. S Pettit.ofthe l'h Immunes,
in an interview with Adjutant General
<: irhin, said his regiment was roady to
r-enlist and go to the Philippines He
was informed that it would have to be
mustered ont. but the men could re en
lit-t m Oaaa of a call for volunteers.
The training ship Alliance arrived at
Annapolis Saturday and will remain
there until the 12th Instant, when she
will proceed to Hampton Roads Two
davs later s|lt. will leave for Plymouth,
England 1'iy Olerk John Lau? Johns
ha* lately been aasigaVI to this ship,
ami will make the voyage with her.
M- John M. Griffin's children's
little Miring hank was robbed of about
fjfs) I ??t week, Sarah Gray had beau
i ne muse fur some time, fcjho left on
M iiiday. and suspicion was aroused
that she was the guilty party. O Ilo^r
KobiuHon took the case in hand and re?
covered $11. She was arrested and Mr.
Grima declined to prosecute. She
Personal aud Other Notes of later- St.
Correspondence of The Free Lan i
King George C H ,.Yn .
.lune 1st. ?v.'
Mrs M Na!,!,, thi wife of our be
loved rector. K-v. John McNabb, a<
oompanled by hermother.Mrs Herman
son, returned by steamer "Wakf
after a pleasant visit torelistivei
m A ?o -ma.- county, Va
Miss 1 > ira H aie, daughter of Mi.
Isaac 1 i? ' ". ol "Liuderdale." ii
visiting friends iu Fredericksburg
Judge and Mrs j i. M ?ou have
returned in the rammer to then- hand
country h ?m". "Shelbnrue
Their many frici aitily W< 1
coin-' their coming
Among Siime of the incidents thai
nccared in the past election was thai ol
i ticket found iu e niitiug the -
H ?uipstea i precinct, w hich ? i
l i i' -inin iuwe ?th's v
. . J 111 M Nr'.! r county
u ? . ,1 V? i i?
..er of th ? Kevi nu". K % A
A i II (?oes w rh all -aying,
without pi i ??
Mr aud Mrs. Gen 1'. Bru
Warrent n, Virginia, ar> visiting
i n t y
Mr. l'h mas !.. I [unter,
Proving Orounds, who came
down lo vote ;it the recent eleotion, re?
turned to hi- stall in, by -te.mier
- iday la-t
Mr Yivlan 'Turner, a merchant at
- returned from a hu-i
ii"-s trip to B?tim ire and Washing! m
Capi Randolph Owens, near Hud i
?s returned from a pleasant trip
nington, where he witnessed the
Mr Allen Smith was engaged m -t
of the p?-t Week in shipping th
crop of corn made on his C inn
The wh at crop through ml the
r ? id, m 1 t!i j
KING GffJRGE COURT
- that li i? taken pi.tee
in Kn it was 11
l attend .t .
il ?y, ?'tit ?u h w.is not tin
who ?t:.l <-. une
en r. vt ' nt with talking
??ti hi and h w each
I feati d or eli
H inter w is as ' amiling a- a bask
bip*, ' ,nnt 1 - .kinr: anxii
? :r ? r well,we won't say wha?,
hut everyb "ly in the county can .
irer F 1' Ntnde, digi
asnal, seemingly perfectly content, ,if
tendiug strictly to th- duiies of his , f.
of his friends "tins " Kose, the new
m wealth's attorney, as hiliri "ii?
a- ? 8cho 1 boy, remark? d to 1 !
Lan e thai if "Ned "Hunterrenounced
il In w m Id try an i follow
which his friend, Bevan, re?
word "try " was v : j
s? ner i f Revenue Pollen
incbored hi- ateamer I \
star, and put in th- round house his
'. tr mi. some of the passengers
.f whi ? :?? t re thi y r- ached the
wharf at.d | ? itioo in the late
election, not enough, however, to da
. bete they will I.- kepi
r the ii- il
Sh riff-el ? li- Hin and hit de] nty,
? . 'h- prodedings nf the
Ihe intention if possible to
m ike an impr i I on Sherui'
- record so that they will not
meet with his fa'- the nt it time the
aoveteigus are called on to deol
th- ir i
' 'big fi-h" Were DO! the only 'lies
the minor offices marched up like
- ildiers, " and gave their
l. i.M? to the clerk with the style, ' 'we
The majority of the defeated candi?
dates accpti-d their defeat gracefully,
and consoled themselves, that once is
. ?rays. There was, however, a
report -i at Uamstead pre?
cinct, which seemed to have | nie
oolor of truth If is claimed that the
eleotion was adj ruroed for one hour
and a half daring the dinner hour,and
that ti i skirmish,during which
the tail t box was abandoned Other
Inform ilities are charged Whether any
a'l 'it will In' taken, will not be
decided until Saturday. The throwing
?ut it Hamstead precinct would only
?i ?? s-ful cand idate, i 'i in
mis-i .m-r Pullen.
The friends of |)r. James H Bull,
having heard the report that he was
paralysed w> re pleased to find it was
not true, as he was on the court green
in the liest of health and ready for
The nexl matter of political interest
for King George will he the legisla,
live ?lection m xt fall It is claimed
that it is King George's turn
for the candidate. Judged H Asbton
was very Indignant that it had been
published by some newspaper that he
would be an independent candid ite.
H- says he will be a candidat-, but if a
convention is called, his name will g<>
bef?te it m the regular way.
Mr T 11 Bevan is also being nrged
by y \- friends to become a candidate,
nnd l>r V <) Carnthera' friends say
the DootOT is the man for the place
?So it looks as if there will be a sharp
contest for the position
(loi li J Washington, who was re
elected (iomimnwealth's attorney for
Westmoreland without opposition, was
present, as was also Mr. C, O Bik-r, of
the Hiitne county.
The wheat, corn and oat crops are
looking splendid Grass has been eut
Hev Walker J Decker, if orum:e.
wn? among the visitor? present.
The Fredericksbarg delegation wii.
Messrs I? P. Willis, Nelson Decker, M
S Chancellor, W II Merchant, of the
Star, und The Free Lance representa?
REAL KSTATR BOU)
Mr li U Owen ?old at public ano.
tina 84 acre? of land, situated at Slnloh
beliinging to the est it.> of tho lato
Joseph A Billingsley.for l?M") DO. Kev.
W. .1. Docker, Of Orange, was Hie pur?
Th" farm containing It? acres, ?itnat
ed near Passaputanzy, owned by the
estate of the late Mrs. Mary Clift, was
sold privately to Samuel Rollins.
Commencement S"n torn Bsulaary if
i h" I I'C I, ?lice
1! 'wiinu' ( Ireen, Va , Juni
The final exercises "i the Snuthei
Seminary took place on Tuesday nlgl
m the Methodist church of this plac?
in the presence of i I irgu anil apprec
aiivc audience Thus closes one .
the most prospei I as in the hi:
tory "f tie 'low ing w?
Hungarian March, Misses Scott, Si
gar, Kin ' 'r and At will
Piano Sol . M i-- 1- ?'-.-i N .i wood
s mg H ' i lie N ?bloat
Miss In Rhodes
Piano .?- . '. Miss it, -,-? Cogh
Ksi ly, Silent lutluen es, Miss Dii?;
Pian ? .- i. Miss S
? > . - i ? Mi?>
, mil Timb T
Pi mo Sol Y. . ? J. i
Ad il"-. H -, H M H
I ', i ' ?. . ? v ' ? : i
ri-say, l I Mu
m Sol M l< s nib un
, : Miss Maria C il
P mied by M ?ss i, n m in
il m ?n
I ?ay, Poe, Hi? P siti'Ui in Auen
? iu Li'* nitui . M las \ i ?? Ir, w v
< I -I.tl". - '? ./lit. Misse.
USA, Sufi 111, M IHtil
i ' irr. .-- inb l'i. m I Ti ni bei I i
Conferring Dipl mi i
ti m, .. ck
tt.one of the pupils of
?- i- ?pemilna sev
: 11; W L.
Mr v re
ie this A M . accom?
panied by h?-daughter, who hod been
a student ?t the Si min it?
.' t!i" Law n,
11 ini| ' in*nts
Mrs. W (1 ml, is
'? : ? . i i i i
? \ n
,1 il Amis?, !' I
triol. ? ?
? Il ?Vi
.- ?Il i
has I It *pp ih in
spending - . hi* ; iront?
Mrs. W. 1 ? ? irne I to her
In J. B Moon ; Aj
I'ue-d iy in '
Mrs W ftei spending
-? \ ? : . '-It - .1
Pr?f. W. H. Sa
i. m foi I lei i ksburg,
they will spend l|
X V /
In Honor of Mies Tai
The Huntington, W v*a . Advertisei
or last log
" A \-ry p] muh? .is tender
ed Miss Sally Lyell Tapscott, of Frtder
Icksburg, Va, on laal evening, Miss
M ic il irvey being I The
1 larvey home on I nue was en
fete I t the ?-? d, de ?orated with a
profusion of cut flowers, ?miles and
fetna An unusually large number of
people were In attendance, including
severa] from out of town The
tnmea worn were handsome and elab r
ate, and were eitn ni .1 - to
theii fait wearers, bu ol whom loose
unusually well. In th- receiving lin
wen- Misa Tapscott, Miss Hall, of Ken
tucky, aod Mist Harvey. The lovel
yonng hostess exerted herself to mak
the evening an enjoyable one, and add
ed to the laurels she has ilready won n
that capacity . she was 1 i"kine, her bes
In a very fetching costume of organdii
"V-r blue silk, with a neoklece i f [iearls
Vari us devicei for the entertainmen
of tin.mpany had been provided, tin
moat amusing being a mock marriagi
ceremony, A rote w.?s taken to deter
mine the high contracting parties, an?
Mias Tapsootl and Mr Henry Aleshin
wer- chosen with an unanimity that at
least raised a suspicion that the ballot
box \\ m Stuffed The brule was a risioi
of loveliness in white organdie a\ -i
Mlk, with veil en tra?ne, sin- won
orange blossoms tha' showed to advan?
tage in lu r dark bail and carried white
carnations. The groom was in all the
gl 'ry i i full dress, with a vast expanse
of whit- rest and shirt bosom The
ceremony, which was short and highly
amusing, was performed by Mr. Uhas.
Mortimer Goben in a manner that
would have made a regularly ordained
celebrant turn green with envy. I '? n
gratnlations followed, after whloh a
wedding breakfast of delicious ices and
oake was served. Miss Tapsootl was
even m m bewil -hing as a bride than
she is In every day life. No girl who
has visited Huntington in years has
m ule so many and so strong friends as
she, ami is - i deservedly popular, and
her many admirers here would be glad
if a ceremony other than a mock ene
or some other combination of eircutn
stances would mak- her a permanent
The postoffice, Moneare ft Co '-st re
and the undertaking establishment of
Steels, ft C<> at Fairfax Court House,
fourteen miles from Alexandria, were
destroyed last Monday night The tire
broke out about '.' 80 P, M in Moncnte's
store, and was occasioned by the over?
turning of al mp. The loss is estimat?
ed at |6,600, 18,000 on stocks and |3.
B0O on buildings The mail was saved
by Postmaster Hawkshnrst The prop?
erty was insnred in the Fairfax Mu?
tual Iusnrance Company, and the insur
anoe will oover the loss.
I ' lilil?'ill L
IHt STAU BOARD OF At?RILUl T Ulli
Its Valus wiui il,, Lsftslatui
l. iretto, \ a., Jum
11 lie Free La?o
Hef,,re becoming a m< mbei t tie
B M"t "t Agriculture 1 held th? opinion
which is more or 1--- pn vale.nl in tie
Sfale todav. that the Stale Agri i
11,'patiin, nt i- oi little pi i 11 al
and that to abolish it woul?l i" n i nn
Since becoming mow ' w ith
the workings id the Department, 1 li id
ih u m v formel opinion w .i- dm
nor.?in-e 1 find thai the 'I' |> ii i in u' ,
at pr?sent of much practi -.?l \ il
th" ipbore to ? hii h it is limited, and
with proper rapport could i" i . ? ;
great value to many iiiioresl
n,,w h.i- no means to ad i
liie Department of Agri
lu Hinged by a ' "inn
culture and a board, ooiisisi :
un ml"-! from ea
trie! It has In n- ? inploymi ul
chemist, an in-i eotor id ferl
t a ' clerks The b aril in<
three times a year in Richm
the c uiiiiiis-i mi r. and dire i
the policy and the acti ? t the depart
m. m The members I th
without pay i >t their sen ices
actual traveling eipenaes and h t<
are paid while attending m
the board Formerly the
ippr 'prut' i| i tii" supp i' !
the department . il ils > I?smI
the fees collect" | f| iu ril .
.f fertilizer, w ho have I 13
t 1 do bnsineas In this si n
f.- ,000 w'as collected from tl
giving the di p irtrn I ?
Tie- i ?-f Legislature, belni
by a spirit of ec
suppose, upon the theory thai li was
best to begin at the ground, failed 1
provide the asnal appropriation, Ihns
leaving the department f >r it- as?
the m iney oolli eti d ft m fortili/ r li
tn il I ? partira ni to a 1 rtil
i mi-r the f?rtil
| M 'i h - ?? , the i' -i,on
if Vgrlculture is r- ?
ind publish th- anal j s
>f fertilizer sold in i
I'uv-r . f ferl
i|nire the seller to dra i
s ?Id him, and tl
?ample to the State chemiii
n? ilysed free of charge, th<
letting the go du ?f th
This work ai
? r m the Held, I ? - ? th il tl
Is DOl vi .1 it-1,
to the farmers We n?e I
: ah tut i mill-.
nmerclal fertiliz i and ui
rigilenee ? t the dep irtmenl - ;
fertiliz >rs have lieen ; i
ed fr m the State, thus ? ?v lug
mers thous inds nf .1 liars
?onsumea all the funds ;ir tl
?f the I?' pirtment, sin.
tn-? appt iprial I a ins i>. en
N iw 1 am convinced lb? d pai tmeni
could I?- of gre it ben? I
eats if it w ks pr iride I with
fruit Indnstrv : the il being
much negl< ?
form it Ion US I ' ore, .im I i ? ?
uditiona ander wbi h to pi
this iadosty i r fitably i ?ur i
?oil. ami locatl 'ii is i iv ra md if
the department i
investigate the subject and pul >ur i' ?r
men on to the me mi ?I t >l
f tln-ir opportunities, but I i >i
-'s m. tit v
The department -h
ii Ing niin-rals issayed no to
those having mineral dep -it- m thel
?amis could have samples >--w
know if they were of any valu
The dairy Interest in our Stall
besante our cities are flooded wMt
spurious butter and iJOW butter is drive
out of the market. 1 am reliably in
fronted thai , of the butter sold in on
?m creamery butter is but
term- Tin- department should havi
the means to Investigate Ibis matte
and protect our dairy interest?
Livestock interest is tint which li
n 'W piling h- st ( Mr people
h ive Information on this inhje it
L'h-r- are many p?rt- ol tl
wli-re this Interest I? neglected, be?
cause of the Impression that if can
only thrive In > natural grass country,
this is a mistake. By i;r iwing forage
crop, scuttle can bepn fltably handled in
many parts of the statewhere now there
are none I kn ?w tin- from experience.
I'll- Department oonld Instruct on thin
P ant. if they hid th- funds with
which to work
1 think then- should be an immigra
tion bureau ataobed to the department,
by which the attention of 'h M wish
ing to buy homes could be called to the
advantages of our State, and some
means devised i f bringing buyers and
sellers together; all of tin- takes
Virginia is behind every state east
of the Mississippi in net agricultural
development, and in the support ,| 1,-r
North Carolina gives to her Depart?
ment of Agriculture, $01,000; South
Car-'Una, fin,ihm); Pennsylvania, $100,
n m she appropriates $12 000 annually
for holding farmers Institutes New
York gives her department $160,000;
Teaneaeoe, p? ? 000; Georgia, $35,000;
Kanaan. $110.000. nod ao with many
Toe Carolinas support tin ir depart?
ment from a tonnage tai of ?5cts on
fertiliser. I know there 1- much op?
position to this in this State aiming
fertilis?t men, and they would bave
the impression prev.nl, that this would
add to the cost of the fertilizer to the
farmers, yet, I am reliably informed
that in the Carolina*, where this t.ix
prevails, the same brands of fertiliser
? Id at same Mice* as hen
You have in this State the nia-hinei j
for an agricultural depart m tnt, but you
don't grease it and it can't WOrfc V -ur
board serves without p:iy, m r is there
any oomplaint on ?Ins ?core, but wr
woald like for oar State to give ns the
m ans with which to work, BO that WS
may have the satisfaction of feeling
that we are of some service We are
criticised for doing nothing, and yet
we are not furnished the means with
which tn do anything. Our expensee
are paid when we go to Richmond, but
a man canne t earn his board if he has
nothing to wotk with.
Those State* to which I haverefeired
have found the Department of Agricul
i U Hi
810 Mam Street.
(Sebree's <>l,i Stanu).
.1 . un lu.-ii. dill
M ici n m
du >d i imly o H'
?lull i-i'-i Sfari h, with Blueing and
1 ' ! I.
C bbl.'i - S'il ' v
I' i|m t .i ami 1< q
dur l'i! bars fol
'1 his m ild W ' I] and
limiti d quantity in sto U and
i anr price
u gains in
?re, Dr> I ms, Et
m -fh.ints will do w
Don't I rgel Me- pla ? .
1?HJK ?T OUT.
;\ l?i;i[i|v S,(\ ( d
(s i| 1*)<:1?1(\' \|(|<!(;.
? ? i in ?| 11111 v 10d
":.: Finest ?yrifs ? H?aa
il i low pri?e,
U inned I i
?' mm d V
< 'une I l'l-h ,
Evaporai : v
lila k Pi one*
w.it. f Buckets,
Wash ti tard--,
Laundry and l'i lilel
All ai ill- Lowes) Possible
Piic?. Patisfaction f?uar
:iiii!'--d m your money
K-iii'-tiile-i', I se>ll the beat al
Baled Hay, Mill Feed, Corn.
W, L. BURRUSS.
tni" s u-> ful,that tli'V have increased
their rapport,and I am sure such States
.1- the Carolinas have not money to burn
any iu >re than h is Virginia
In my opinion Virginia should giv?
bei Department "f Agriculture bettei
support or abolish the Board 11' Agri
culture. The commissioners can man
Sgf a fertilizer bureau Without the as
sistance Of I Hoard of Agriculture. I|
i? i farce for ten meo to leave theli
h .ni's and business three or four time.
a year ami go to Richmond to advisi
with the commissioners how t.? speni
seven or eight thousand dollars it:
sampling and analysing fertilizer If
oar servi, es at Richmond are wort!
nothing to the State, they are worth
something at home, and that is tin
pr iper pli? for us. 1 do not Mame tin
Legislature for not supporting the Agri?
cultural Department ; the people are ti
blame if then- is a publie demand
that the Department be supported tin
legislature will respond.
Lei the people, if they want agricul?
tural development, demand through the
press that the Agricultural Department
b ? properly supported, or let the next
Legislature abolish the Board 'f Agri?
culture ami resolve the department into
a fertilizer bureau
.1. H 0 Beverley
Member "f I', avd of Agriculture fot ist
AN ATTRACTIVE EXCURSION
Up th-- Riippahatinock River on Wednes?
day, June 7tb, at Hull Fare Rates Frem
All Ltndlnfrs to Fred?rlcksburfc and Re?
The Business Hen's Association of
Prederiekaburg, being very desirous of
enitivating i>n Inaaaand i loial rtlatioi h
srith tin' people along and adj icent to
the various 1 ?ndinds on the river, hive
arranged f r tin- above excursion with
the Weenis Line ,f stQgBTsOra and mosf
cordially invite on,, and all to aval!
i bam sel vea of this opportunity to visit
this business and historical town.
Thi? being one of the most delightful
seasons for a little outing for young
and old, and everything will be dune
by the citizens generally to add to the
pleasure of the trip.
Remember ! Wednesday, Jnne 7th,
from all landings. Returning Thurs?
day, June 8th, at 4:30 p. m. sharp.
I3T7O0-XE3, Open and Top.
Two Car Loads Just Received.
Chancellor & Rawlings,
FARMERS SUPPLY STORE.
CORRECT SPRING STYLES
hi Wool Dress (roods, Silks, Wash Goods, White Goods, Millinery Goods, 1ftns Youth
mimI Hoys Clothing, ?fc. The largest and most complete stock of desirable goods to aelee
l?uiii HVer seen in tliis market. Everything new. ?o room in our store for <<)<l styles. Non
inn iIih uewttsl and mosl d?sirable productions allowed toenter. No advance in prices here
Everything cheaper than ever. Over live hundred ladies attend our spring opening from
whom were heard hundreds of expression of admintion No trouble to make a good aelee
lion in.m i Ins stock. Com?, il you can reach os, il nol a^ud us yonr ordere.
T. N. BR?NT.
Carolina f * ? ? : i < 1 luce, price Inc. pound. "It pays to buy the best."
Modi i ;nitl Java ltoast?d ColFee, prie? -5c. pound. " it pays to buy the beat."
? Whit? 11'.us.-" Brand Tomato??, II.(Mi dozen. ?' It pays to buy the- best."
Hieltest N'W York Cream Cheese, l-c pound. " Ii pays to bay the beat."
"(trap? Leaf '" Mild Cur?d Hams, I2|c. pound, "Il pays to buy the beat."
Genuine Porto Rico Molasses, 10c. gallon. " li pays to buy the best."
All our goods :tif [uirchas?d with great care, and w? can assure you if you waut*the
best j m vi ?i her?.
" It pays to buy the best."
_W. L BRANNAN.
r Binding Twine
is smooth and strong. New stork
oi ill?' lVst Pure Manila and Sisal
Twin? tor?ale at lowest market
Now h the time i<? look over
your machines to see what repairs
ai'- wauled. Cm tarnish you knives
and sections for all leading nia
DECKER & ALRICH.
'cut n?p?; ?.???*??? pricesS
% ?lL?_ Refrigerators,
Vf I iik. UUUiiUs; . th, ininufactoryon . v ry^refnir ! U HillIYlU U l\ 0 I
| ator from fj SO up Don't buy until you j
Window screens. .'^SS^r* I ice tin Frais,
REMEMBER, we have the NEWEST DESIGNS OF MAT
STING that have ever been shown in Fredericksburg, and at LOW ?
W. A. BELL & BRO.,
918 MAIN STREET, FREDERICKS BURQ, VA.
FIVE CENT BARGAINS.
Yard-wide Percale in Remnants, worth 10c, for 5c.
30-inch Dimities, Lawns and Organdie Cloth at 6c.
Handsome Plaid, stripe and plain SILKS for Waists at 50c.
In all its richness we are now showing, and ladies when you need a HAT we
can sell you and save you money.
924 MAIN STREET.
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL OAY.
A Storni lni?rferes With tb? Program.
[i ?ras expected that Confedera!
Mem irial Day tvi old be observed her
with m"t ? than usual ceremony, am
business was generaMy suspended at th
hoc for the exi raises Thursday after
noon The organizations of the git]
formel at the Courthouse spun,
m l ander the in irshalsbip of Oapf.
Dan. M L>e or, ceded to the cemetarj
in the following i rder
Oity pol lea ton i, Bowering'i Hand,
Washington Oui 'ds, c idee oommand ol
Oapt M B R iwe; R s Ohew Damp,
Bons of Veter m", ander oouitn uni <,f Ool.
.las A Turner, Mau-y Cinip, Oon
federate Veterans, Lilies' Memorial
Association m ostriages, children of
tie- sohools, oiti ins sud vthiolei.
When the cemetery wti reached a
dight rain commenced to fill, u black
?loud having formed rapidly, ami it
wa-i deoided to abandon the file pro?
gram arranged for the occasion, an that
the large crowd could ret ih theltar be?
fore the storm came, vrbloh w. < In lesa
than fifteen minutes sfter they dis
When orders wen- given . ? return
the band asked to ba sxonsed, and, in
tin- tailing rain, marched to the grave
..i Robert s Bowering, son of prof. A.
H Bowering and a former iii-muImt of
'in- h, .i1 arhettj th?v plaved a dirge
and plaoed Bowers mi the grave.
\.-i,-ni v morning the ladles of the
Memoria1 Assi nation went to thecetn
" "iv anil (leoorated the graves of the
Oak Orovestock farm in Kpotsylvania
is for sale See ad of S. S. llradford.
Valuable real and personal property
is offered for sale at Ootdntal Beach.
Head ad of (?eorge K. Hamilton, sur?
sVffk End Tlckati oa th? R F k P- B
B Oorlsg Summsr sf 1U3
O immenc.ing Saturday, May ?-'Tth.wc
will sell round trip tickers to ail stations
on this line, on Saturdays only, good to
retarn until the following Mondays
only, at the one fare rate
The sale of these tickets will be con?
tinued until Saturday, September, 28rd
ls'.H?, inclusive, unless otherwise ordered
0. 0. Gox, Agent.
A M BEASLEY ARRESTED.
He is Charged With Fornication and Taiei
?)n Monday night Mr. A IL Heas
ley, accompanied by Mrs. Kmnia Far
rtngton, both of Uarolme, arrived hen
on the fiouf of the express car of th(
U :2* train. They got olT hero aud wenl
to the home of Mrs. Alice Simpson, sis?
ter of Mrs. Farrington. It was soon
stated that a man aud another man's
wife hail run eft from near Milford.
The ollicers communicated with the au
thorlties In Caroline and learned that
u warrant was oat for Reasley. Ho was
arrested by Ulli -er 11 obinson and oar
ried before the Mayor, aud on hi? per?
son was fouud a loaded revolver. He
was fined |.Ml ind in default of pay?
ment was sent to Jail for 80 days.
Thursday night Constable K. R. Far
ish arrived here armed with a warrant
ehr ging Heasley with fornication. He
was turned over to the constable and
taken to Caroline yesterday morning.
Mrs Parrington is still here, ?he
ha a husband und four children, aud
claims to be the fifth wife of Farring
"Our Hoys"At the Opea flouse.
We cannot but congratulate ever;
one who took pait in the play entitled
"Our Hoys,"given at the Opera Housi
Thursday night, by our local talent
under the directicn o? Miss Oonstance R
Tinsley, of Richmond. Au andiene?
which filled the house enjoyed the acting
and the music ol the evening to the full?
est extent, and favorable comments
were heard ou evory side Especially
th>- young ladies in their several parts,
for excellence and their interpret ition
of the characters assigned them, gave
evidence of marked talent.
Miis McUracken, as Clarissa (Jhamp
ueys, the maiden sister of Sir Ueoffry,
was simply peifect, whether attempt?
ing to ensnare the affections of bluff
Mr Middlewlck, or while engaged In
llt~*al ni successful task of supplying
the two outcasts with fried chicken.
Miss Doggett, Miss Reauey and Miss
McOarty as H-linda, Mary M* Ir se, and
Violet Melroae, respectively, were the
recipients of many compliments. The
play , as a whole, was very good, and
its rendition showed throughout, the
result of Miss Tinsley'? hard and
conscientious work, for its successful
A pretty german was given at the
Exchange Hotel Thursday night, com?
mencing at 11 o'clock and continuing
until I a. m. Friday morning. It waa
one of the most enjoyable affairs of the
season. Mr. Edgar M. Young with
Miss LIbbIi Dos well, of New Orleans,
led in beautiful style.
Ik-sides the leaders, those dancing
were Mrs. Von Hartman and Miss Nel?
lie Finley, of Galveston, Texas ; Misses
Edmonia 0. Lee. Kate Doggett, Nan?
nie and Elise Ficklen, Lillian Monta?
gue, Loalie M. Yoang. Mary G. Wal?
lace, Fannie Taylor, Louise MoOarty.
Mary Fitzhugh, Fannie Carmlohael
Margaret and Judith Shepherd, Messrs
Theodore K Miller, Jr., of Baltimore
James Britton, Frank Tyler, Tayloi
Henderson, Willie Warren, O. O'O
Goilrick, George and ThomafTShepherd,
B. C. Young, C. and W. Goolrtck, Johi
Pollock, Charles S. Bradley, Willian
Rernard, A. B. Botts. Jr., John M. W
and F. L. W. Green, M. G. Latime:
and W. H Horkamp.
The chaperones and esoorts were Mr,
and Mrs. G. W. Shepherd, Mr. anc
Mrs H. B Lane, Mr. and Mrs H. H.
Johnston, Mrs. V S F. Doggett. Mrs.
Von Erickson, Misses Ada Carringtoo
and Mattie Young.
The music was furnished by an or
ohestra from Richmond.
A Qaavr Charge
James Mahoney, an optician and gun*
smith who kept a shop here on the
corner of Princess Anne and Commerce
St* , a few months ago, was arrested in
tbif city yesterday morning by 3L?riff
O. L. Kennedy, charged with threatening
to kill the wife and children of Mr.
James O'Bryhim, of Safford. He was
taken before Justice R. 0. Fitzhngb
and the trial postponed until this morn
iug at 11 o'clock at Roach's Mill, in
Stafford He was committed to jail.
Mi Vermin Oatsnaiil
Hon. James B. Sener has resigned
as a member of the Washington Masonio
Mt. Vernon Centennial Committee, and
as chairman of the Executive Committee
and Maj >r A. R. Courtney, of Rich?
mond, has been appointed by the Grand
Muter as ohairman of the Executive
Committee. No announcement has
been made of a oholoe to fill the vacan
oy on the General Oommitsee occasion,
ed by Jnd#> Sener's r?signation.