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Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial i?nd Harm fact urina: Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
vOT, 4.=>.-No. 94
Fredericksburg Va.'I wA- -?..i 15, 1899.
Price 3 cents
We Must Clean Up.
A Chamo For You
1 ' ;r anniitl " . lean np i : l? oda is now in progress. Von know Um) moans rut pri
!(irt', t?ut i h for Fall Stock, ami to do ttr- ? ?? m (> ? limp to turn on
balance of Snmrafti - prices in end big reductions in others.
ill] Ht .Ml ct ?
1 ?rpamlu" , sold at . now 1J ?.
I. >\: ,
j ard wide,
A loi i most h vu il a il
ron Mad i
A . * 1 and M ?tteil I*. K
ghatus si>l?l Ht ^ '.. now "i >,
An "n at ut this seas ?n'a v and li) I. ?
!" i ped 10 inch wide I.
Shirt Waist. parasols.
A Big lot f Ready Made Shirts II ' inns mean bnrni i
styl--. ?Il t a Parasol or Sun Umbrella. We want tu twhai l'a
ry w.u?t that for J for rasols wt
and ? . ? - tind foi for 1
choice of the wh I d - Children's l'at i
COME AND SFE US ABOUT YOUR WANTS.
E. W. STEARNS, ?p"* Tf'
DRY GOODS STORE.
P. /VlcCracken, Bro. &
?Wk.ii.mii ? * B RiTi
OHOOKR8 AND LIQUOR
Oder rsoThooaand (tailons IT1.K KYK
an,I Bol KliO.N WHISKIK8
lowing well known
of (lino I!.. . ?
Kentucky- Monticello Distillery, of Mary
land, ami W. F. <iray. of Peu us v Its
Agsntafor Ber^ner.* El
They also offer Staplesnd
Agricultural Implement?. Beads
MRS JENCIE MONROE,
: ? l.l.l; IN
Liquors and (iroccri-. s,
I BBS t
Al'l'l I W?ii>D ? lll>K IV. I ..
?ra.l. S ol
(Si Ion. I ? ?
i. Al'l'l.I". 1:1;AN
A till. -
fore i.u) ins; i
MRS. JRN< IK M' ?
FAMILY G ROI KP.IKS OK ALL K
My stock of Liquors is large consist
Foreign ami Domestic BRANDIES.
Pore Applewood and Farmers Fnei
Rye Whiskey $'J a gallon.
MA<iN!M?'KNl Al'l'l.K BRANDY WAR
Cat. ( UMMKKCK AND 1.IKKKTY BT8,
That honest Dealing,
Full Measure and
hay? ballt H8 the largest trade
m tin* city
Inspect our stock Nfore yon make
your parchases for the holidays
We gu?rante satisfactioa
Whiskey from $1.20 per gal. np.
Six Brands Ryes at $2 per gal.
Also higher grade-?
Whiskies, Brandies, Gins,
and in fact everything found in a
first-('lasa Liquor and TobaOOO BotVM
Strasburger & Son,
lit snti UM? ( nmmerce 'It.
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebrated brand cf KKNTI'CKY
PtIBKKYK WHIHKRY. guarani.t 100
proof and '_' yea's old at 12 per gallon is lor
sale hy Mrs. J F. Monroe. Commerce
stieet, Fredericksborf, Va. For Ha or I
has no suprior at the price. It is smooth
pleasant to drink, ami there is not h hi rul?
arlo- m a gallon. Come ami try it. ami von
will buy no other.
men !i '.in
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Pure Rye Whiskey, Pure, Old Rum, Pnr*
Holland (tin, Pure Sherry Wine, Pure
Kreuch Brandy, Pure Apple Brandy,
Pure Peach Brandy, Pure Blackberry
Brandy. A complete stock of Liquors
for medical use at the old Reliable
Mrocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE?: BRO.
('or. Main Commerce Ht?.
FRRDKRlCKHBIK? ? ? VA.
New Spring Millinery.
Kvery few davs we are adding to Our new
un.I iH-aiititui stock "I Millinery. The 1st? si
Myleain Ladies' straw Sailors, white, mixed
and black, mufh and plain, from ? cents to
?l.'iti. Uirla ami Bora1 Hal lor?, white and
miied, i rom Sato ?Li?' lleautlful line ol
Mu-an Bonnets and Hat- rorChildren, In
white and colors, just received, ami l oan
oaTsr special bargains m ( loin.
MRS. H. E. TOHPK1NS
?If? B Stieet.
0EO. J. FLETCHER,
ARl'HlTKfrr AND BUILDIB.
FKKDKP.K KRBHE0, VA
Plans, Hpeci?cations K.levalions, Details.
Work of all kinds in the building line.
Thorough personal sopsrviatuii of al
?ark, town or onuntr?
CATCr ON? \
Beware of all imitations of these goods.
| This is not the paper pulp war*', but is the
genuine "FIBROTTA." No liquid
will penetrate it.
Pails, Slop Pails, Bowls
and Pitchers, Wash Basins,
and Slop Jars.
To introduce these genuine goods on
! this market factory has consigned to us
| 50 dozen pails to sell at 2o cents each
Regular price 40 cents. See display of
this ware in our windows.
E. C. NINDE,
GREAT MMMMEH REDUCTIONS
We are making prices now that be?
wilder our competitors. Everybody wonder how
we can do it. We are going to close out everything
that has summer stamped upon it, at regardless of
So listen to our song
of low prices.
36 pice-i of 5c. Lawns reduced to 8c
26 jueces of Bo und l?o. Lawns redaced to
100 piceos hue Oriraudies, worth from 18! [c to 80c , reduced to
About 300 boxes of Genfs line Neglegee Shirts to be
si? Id at a sacrifice. Don't buy a shirt or anything else until
you have trotten our low prices.
5. G. Wallace,
GERMANIA ROLLER MILLS.
rttYER & BR?LLE, Proprietors, Fredericksburj?, Va.
We have tbe latest and most ooniplete Patent Rollar System In onr Mills, nse nonr
but the very choicest Virginia Wheat and onr Klours ars the finest that oan be made,
excepting none. We make the following brands :
M YKR A RRULLK8 BK8T PATENT SUPERLATIVA.
ORRAJANI? XXXXX EXTRA. ?KKMANJA XX KXTRA
v.'H?TK IM.AIN rVTR*.
Ws marc Cholos Kamily Meal. Ifti? K?eds of ?li rlnts. We pay the Hijeh^t <s?f
i'rios? for Wheat and torn at Mill or Mar* Ulvt ns ? eall before you bn? or ?ell.
MYER & BR?LLE
lier ou o
; ut the life
will overcome all illar to the
I for the r
- :' tue.
Sold by di for |
-. " i ..'. ircc
ms aSIDFIElD HFfit ItT.IR CO Btlseta Sa.
the elite <
..?!!;??( :-. II? I.".
convict? J ol i from
the I intt-tl States, and ??.
.1 him ti
? i m the regular army. Il ci un ?
for work tliHt s
nection with the im
ipei s in bi
I'upt. I . ?
M VesL-ii, wh<
men of an
bands un-, and a ?. II.
A a bet
su immediate d tm
army. To tho
H ?th whuui be o -
? x 11 r ?
? martial '?? ? I
He does not tell
ure in high .
parties. Ha com? and :
be pleases, unhampered by any re
mucb mon . than m?
tin? other mi
are not accused ? I
.11 tbe breakfast room s
an hour either way of 11 o'clock he
appears the eleanent, well tubbed
ami barbered gentleman ol lei
wiio fits so properly into the
Aft?r breakfast be saunters
ireful ly groom? d, cl? ar ol eye
and glowing with health, a
l?l K-k cigar In Id beta
ami without any ? ivi lei ce ol I
against bim ol having robb? ?
country, lie drives and rides in the
park, and his mounts excite th?
Of other cltilunon. Il?
ly upon friends at tbe Waldorl A ?
tona, and at tbe l?erard !
apartment bouse in W. I I'll
He u-ually takis luncheon d
town, one day at tbe Cafe Savarin,
where the men who gamble lor mil?
lo na in th?- Wall at. district i
their midnight meals, ami the
He changea bis i lothes Ihn
four times a ?lay, ami no other I
lier of tin- New York Athletic
has ft moto extensive aud pro]
apportioned wardrobe Toward most
ol the young? t members of the club
be reserves In fitting
bat to all who cone in eontael with
turn he is esteemed a "pood fellow."
Uo has declined a number of invita
tiens to visit friends in Newport and
and other fashionable resorts, where
bis skill as yachtman would be in de
niii.il. Persons wbo met bin while
he was aupervising the work of un
proving Savannah Hirhor have re?
his prodigal expenditure ol
money in entertaining them upon his
private yacht tbe Angler, lot which
the government paid $20,000. Aoj
number of men and women who were
entertained by him when he was
stealing from the government Hr
ready to invite him to their b
and his easy air of ind? n -n-i
anything approaching trouble shows
that his conviction does not make
life any more disagreeable, than or?
dinary petty annoyances woul 1 any
gentleman who has money, inlluen
tial friends ?cultivated tastes and
an easy conscience. The captain i.\
pects to remain in New York all tho
summer. His friends say durint:
bis leisure he is working to offset
tbe possiblity of being depri*
his sword and uniform, which, to
gether with other features of bis ex
tensive wardrobe, ornament his mom
at the New York Athletic Club.
From the New York Tribune.
Everybody who is interested in the
honor of the L'nited States army will
receive with great satisfaction the
assurance of Attorney - General
(?ri?gs. sent out from Washington
yesterday, that progress is being,
made with the Carter conrt-martail
case There has been abroad an im
pression that the case was at a stand?
still, or otherwise, at any rate of
movement, however slow, a final de?
cision must have boon rcn bed bi f h a
this time .Military justice is g m r
ally free from tho delays which so
fret'uently characterize our civil
Courts and are recognized as a serious
tnt- iif ? -.<? amo
We pride 01
' ach ni' n tli
. nnifoi m "I t
i : ?ti ? ! indi II ait?
(??i- t hf blac
? ? '
m?.. tn !"?
? r i pay n li
? taken by
inifoi ni, and tl
n il? fraudi
v immunitj Htul, it|
r thai the t
a Cartel i prol ?ngc
thetn in tb
'-. and foi
? ? Qtion. Ri
: . for I
. . 1 Vf
?tnti it take
? >? a attention to a!
innaturallj i ted remark ?m
?? not been in tli
>? il bj the pers mal an<
ol ' 'aptatn i lar
Perhaps the aspicion tha
ptain < ' trti r from impris tu
may be nothing to tbe si
rta being made
tors and their supporters to pn
r nip" thai *
I ??? the)
? njoy immunity. The assertioi
of limitations will re
in I?. cember, 1 -
illy to l. nee, a:
there are several wayi of holding tb<
eontr t any wroi g they maj
have done. Nevertbi less, tbe failun
ol tbe ( ? o ver n ment to take ?mm
against tbe eontractora befon
their lawyers i ip even hi
indi d plea of tbia kind in de
bas only added to tbe puzzled
tioniog ' t' people about tbia uiv
usual case. It Captain Carter did
not have friends among powerful
Senat lay in pas ling on bis
conviction would be remarked as
? ge. With those frienda actively
enlisted ?n Ins behalt tber i is speeii !
I 'hat no excuse shorn I be given
for tbe charge that the honor of tbe
army can be tampered with. It ia,
fore, particularly unfortunate
that eirciin hould bavi
i their at
tempts to do full justice to Captiac
Carter to drag the ease along
a to oa d ?>? wonderment ami im*
patience. If Captain Carter has been
iged, it ought to he possible for
him to abow it without a dflay of a
year and a half. If be is guilty, be
should be punished before tbe mem?
ory of his crime fades away and the
pxa mi 1" of his sentenee is lost A ad,
above all, tbe (lovemment shout 1 be
l from even tbe shadow of re?
proach that its justice can be in
financed or its deeiaion postponed in
a matter involving tho honor ol the
army by any political or business
Tatter, Salt-Rheum and Eczema,
The intense Itching and smarting in
-ident to these diseases, is instantly
allayed by applying Chuniberl.'tin's Kye
and Skin Ointment. Many very bad
have been permanently cured by
It. It is equally efficient for itching
piles and a favorato remedy for sore
nipples, chapped hand, chilblains,
Mtes and chronic sore eyes, 25cts.
net t>.ix For ?al?? by M. M. Lewis.
Tbe assessor's returns on the porperty
of William Jennings Bryan purport to
Indicate that be is no richer today
than he was when he was nominated
for the Presidency oa the Democratic
ticket The schedule ?hows: Three
Dorsas #60 : three caniagea, |80: four
watches, docks, act., |W: one sewing
machine, |6: one piano, |80:gold and
silverware, |36 ; diamonds and jewelry
|B0 : one billiard table,'?"? ; household or
oli'1 furnitare,$?">0; other pr p?rty re?
quired tobe listed,including moneyand
credits, 13.500: total, ftflf
Best Remedy for Flux.
Mr. John Mathias, a well known
nt < k dealer of Pulaski, Ky., says:
I "After suffering for over a w?ek with
: flux, and my physician having failed
to relive ate, I was advited to try
j Chamberlain's Uolic, Cholera and
I Diarrhoea Remedy, and have the pleu?
| uro of statin? that the half of one hot
j tie cured me. " For sale by M. M.
I Lewis, Druggist
St. Swithin Opened tho Flood Sate
\ Ithln's 11 iv. if thou .I ?i r
For I -, m ,
13 if th a I"' f.tir,
I ?' i ?? malr.
ind it Hiero is any tin
in iho ancient sdsge the
d-1? In i mee St. [lay. Ju
I one tho o ai
ring some of il lo
,0, north to th? I. iki
o <? If, II
r ? and dark, and whe
.' on <
? make tl
i ing native- ?rieb that dm
'.Iry d i' arly inmrai
? ??ved un fervently !'<
The legend ol St. Su itbin
for centuries, an
weather teems inclini d I
low it m future as faithfully I
f ros i to
the memory of tbe saint who ws
?n rei canonized, tbe patron d
revellings and drunkenness, will o<
tr w :! ?o?r
tbe m i in- past.
St, Swithin, or St. 8 i
cording as one almoi
, bip on tbe ol
I o the niutii centur
m m? rr a I. -gland. It was in th
.mm? a ?rial been note?
. acquired the reputation i
? -i an I po
I'll i :
k to n fute, bu
i learned srgum? n'
v, St. Ssrithin
? ken sain! "' am
w II prob ; le to be -o know
until thun in summer an
only a memoi y.
Ace? rd i lition t li o origil
eitbin'a Day, July 15, i
i,unible buritil plac? iu tbe church
more pretentious r
pl ice within the Wn C i' be
During Ins life timo be wa
nprigbtnesa and bi
?atter quality, alway
death as in I fe. and when be di? ?I b
; that he be buried not with
m tbe ebnreh, but outside, on lb
north, within the chnrcbyard, arber
DgB from the eaves of th
rool would tall on his grave am
?/here tbe feet ot the passersby woul?
pre.-.- the sod.
Here be lay unnoticed for a cen
tury, but, according to tbe '?
clergy in a lit ol righteous indig
nation thai their devont brothei
1 real in such an unworthy spot
mini d to remove bis bone- t<
tbe Winchester Cathedral. When the
transfer was about to be ace ?mplisb
i d the Baint's humility was discovered
to have been nowise diminished by
tbe lapse of an hundred years and he
puniahed their audacity by calling
down such :i rain on tln-ir heads m
had never been known before, and
lergy were obliged lodeaist from
their pious undertaking. Fur forty
days the downpour continued and the
curse which is said to have been is
sued by the indignant St Swithin on
that occasion continues even to the
Too lapse of the centuries has
dimmed somewhat tho fervor of the
old Saxon and at times he lor
order a forty day's rain after a wet
St. Swithin's Day. This lapse posai?
bly is duo to the absent-mindedn? ta
I ago, or possibly toa feeling of
.-haine ami loneliness since humility
baa ceased to be fashionable. A fear
that the lia-de-sieclo prelates of the
present day might consider h
humility as i igned has poaaibly pre?
vented hiin from wishing to obtrude
his 1 ?ng continued indignation as a
salutray Ie?son on the inhabitants of
Whatever the cause this year he
Bl ms to have determined on a revi It,
just to keep his memory and the
memory of ins ol I companions green,
ami a wet St. Swithin's I>-iy has been
f II iwed by a aneeeeaion of shower
that show that the curse
lie may have recently found eon?
genial company who have persuaded
him to modify tbe effect of bis curse
so that it is merely nominal, ami does
not cause tho inhabitants of tbe earth
i i ci nsider seriously tho necessity of
building arks, after the fashion of
Noah, to preserve tbe lives of them?
selves, their wives and their cattle
Still, it has been unsafe to wan?
der lar abroad in a straw hat or sum?
mer shirt, without the protecting
presence of an umbrella aud a fair
morning is now no more of an indi?
cation of a rainless day than is tbe
proverbial "evening red and morn?
A careful examination of the rec
ords of the weather since St. Swithin's
Day, about four weeks ago, has dis
1 tbe fact that the convivial
company with which th6 saint is sup
posed to be surrounded, must have
b. en so very entertaining, indeed, as
to mako him almost forget that, no
matter how anxious be might be
about maintaining his reputation for
humility, it could not be done with
out bringing himself yearly to the
attention of a fickle populace.
St. Swithin's Day, 1800, opened
bright and clear, and good St.
Swithin, possibly so deep in tbe celo
bration of the day as to forget its
purpose, allowed the hours to slip by,
with no cloud to dim the horizon, to
remi-id the unrebuked seekers after
notoriety that humility was the one
virtue to be desired. Evening came
and still he was forgetful, but just
before midnight, be remembered bis
mission, and, it is to be supposed,
hastily leaving his companions, hur
ri'?I, possibly 'i. over to
the weathe aintly
?."t'li'f arm, anil
?. ordt red a i ttle ram. Ir
v to imag of tin;
? in aring as mild a
bevei lered by one witb
St. Bwithin' n i tital on, but wbetbei
dure or n 't, it
i ; certain thM
! wlli'tl it R r tllht
bower mi t be
L'ht, and tbo e who had
though! th .
m taul ? il to
in it day
: ii Hve ??
from fotgetfuln i ' com
pany or th.,-er exert.on ol
no more i.-i:r\ and cloud
trange 1 tbargy
on tin had, m the
[)71 A. D, i (I down I bi rni i
I' i bly tbe i bea of :b
??' mpanioni ma;
ol awakening aome of the
time energy, for, with but r?verai
ezcepl Un n have
hud r ? : through them
m baa bei n a
or U-.ss nan itor. Dur
d the ratio of
: but one to five,
andontwool these few clear days
Beginning witb July 1"' tbe rain
derably grei ter than
the normal, while during tbe portion
ol tbi 8t. Bwithin ex
itbority tbe rainfi 1! hud
been considerably leta than normal
last ye ?r show that
during a corresponding period afrer
St Bwithin's Day had paaeed cloud*
. ?d without a .-?gu of raiu, trio
daya on which it rained were very
much lesa m number than those on
. it did not rain, and the lain
fall for tho period was less than the
normal mate ater.
About ha tury ago, some
m ii Idly-minded | ?< aloaa of
St. Bwithin'a reputation asacoutroll
ing : tetor in the weather, undertook
to prove that the whole legend was a
myth. Careful observationa made at
tue weather bureau located in Creen
eiamined tor a
i ol twenty years, and tbi
traetora from tuo virtuea of S'.
Bwithin proved to their entire
f tction that a greater number of rainy
days foil >w< il a 'try St. Bwithin'i I? iy
than when it rained on that day
Needlesi to say. co one but the in
wire eonyinced, ami they
made the examination of the weather
m rely to give tbemaelvea the satis
taving a f tnoii d scientific
proof of a fact of which their own
skeptieiam had already convinced
them. Needless to say that promi?
nence given the good saibt by such
.i.'tions only served to heighten
his popularity and to make him more
than ever the only successful rival of
the ground heg as a weather prophet,
much to tho disgust of the men who
run weather bureaus and who say that
rain, clouds, storms, etc., aro tiefer
mined by natural causea and not by
supernatural ont a,
Whethor the remaining two Weeks
a tbe expiration of tbe forty-day
period will bring forth rain or shine
will not matter much to thoso who
put their trust iu the ancient rhyme.
What docs It do?
It causes the oil glands
In the skin to become more
active, maklngthe hairsoft
and glossy, precisely as
It cleanses the scalp from
dandruffand thus removes
one of the great causes of
It makes a better circu?
lation in the scalp and stops
the hair from coming out.
It Preven?s and ll
Ayer's Hair Vigor will
surely make hair grow on
bald heads, provided only
there Is any life remain?
ing in the hair bulbs.
It restores color to gray
or white hair. It dyes not
do this In a moment, as
will a hair dye; but in a
short time the gray color
of age gradually disap?
pears and the darker color
of youth takes its place.
Would you like a copy
of our book on the Hair
and Scalp? It is free.
If yoa do aot obtain all tn? hennflts
70a ?ir*et*d from th? ut? at th? VigM
writs tha Doctor about It.
AUdrai?, ??4. J. 0. ATF.ft.
Wood's M Trade Mark Brand"
is the highest grade New crop seed, of
strong germination. Die chief dim il
growing this valuable forage and
soilimproving crop in tbe past has been
m obtaining goou stands. Failure in
? -;..i't ha- been largely 'lue to the
use of two-year-old seed. Tbia while of
.1 [?!" arance and germination.
? mach weaker sprout and
? m tin- account will not come up a?
i - i much more easily killed
? ?ii bj eatber conditiona thuu
thai sown from new crop seed. If you
'.?? .nit the l?esi neu crop Criraeoo Clover,
t -tp.ti.' germination, be hut?; to
Wood's "Trade Hark Brand."
1 Ii.-i-rlptivp Fall Cats
n - full iLitotriintiunaljo??
Vetche? kapi, Winter, Turf ur (irazing Oats,
Estai Wheat, Oraasesi i Clovers, Turnip and
W ?nable See?!-, Hyacinth*. Tulip? ?ltd sil
Hiilb-. v ? Seed? for fa.i planting. ^ _
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, ? Richmond, Va,
JuHt received at
The place where you get the
f the best for your money.
JOHN F. SCOTT
ilirdfu a and fiarliara Speclal?e?,
Oaa door below Unas. Wailaes A Brc.
? ron was or ?
i-.urbWire, Ouni, J'istoli, Rators, Knlvf
Ac. will be sold at reduced prices to mit th,
tbe time?. Money cao be saved by pu reuse
n? at H.'OrrH Hardware Store.
Clothing Must Go Quick.
Men's and Hoy's Suits and Pants at
pricea that will surprise yon. Want
ruin for fall stock. Shirts, 11 ?ta,
Trunks, ftc , all prices. Agent for
Bwi "f, Orr & Co. 's Pants and Overalls.
JAS. T. LAYTUN.
FOR SUPERIOR ART CLE
which or. account of their ?r# tin. avenu
are specially advised for medicinal nrpot
8old and recommended by
(HAS. WALLACE A ?KO.
' (.'. JT?aJrJBlJBUJK.
Kr ?derlei san rg, Va
E. K. WHEELER,
dnccessor of Williams ? Wheeler), conducts
the UNDKRTAKINU BU81NK88 at the old
Hand, corner Main and Charlotte streets. All
orders from home and abroad promptly and
MtUfactorily attended to either at nicht or
Hearse snd Carriages always ready to at
tend funerals. Thanking th? pnolic for pat
ornage ao generonalr bestowed.b? aaks
wntinnanoa of the asms.
and the most of them. (OORRKOT
PRICES) can be found at
MAGRATH A CHE8LEYS.