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?evoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and HanufacturinK Interests of Fredericksburj? and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
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vol. 45.?No. 142 Fredericksburg Va. Saturday. December 2 1899. price3,.cent*
P. lYlcCracken, Bro. & Co.,
? WHOLM?LI allD RlTAIL?
GROCERS AM? LiyrOR OhALERB.
Offer Ten Thoasanel Gallons PUKE RYh
and BOrRBON IVHI8KIE8, from the foi
lowing well known ?iistilleriee Oraft A Co.
of e)hio, Boon?? County Distilling Co., at
Kentucky M ou tic?? Ik? Distillery, of Mary
lanel, ana W. K. Uray, of Pennsylvania.
Agents for Bergner A Enele s Lager B**r?
They also offer Stapleanel raoey (.rocerie?.
Agricultural Implements. Seeds, Un-iue?. .?nel
MRS. JENCIE MONROE.
Liquors and Groceries,
Commerce St., FREDERICKS?, YA
1 am the.' ? : resol the ecle?>rate-.l
Al'-'l.KWeieiD VVHSKB? laso seep ail
grades ot "?> blakey, ' roea ?l i?1 up i ?.
?tallo u King I e-ar wins.??-) ?t iuu Ue?t in
the world. Al'l'LE UKANIMK2- lr>.m sa.e-ej to
A full stock of Corned Potomac Herring on
Consult your-Interest by calling on me be
fore buying or making your pejreaaaea.
MKS. Jh.Ne.-IK MONROE.
GROO E RIES.
FAMILY OROCER1E8 OF ALL K.1NDB.
My stock ol Liquors is
Foreign and Oouiettir BRAN1HK8.
Pure? AppiewexKl and Karnarrs J-rienel Pur*
Kve Whiskey $2 a gallon.
MAONIFICKN ; ?FPU? BRANDY, WAR?
00?. eJOMMKKi KANU UBFRIYyTS.
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebrated brand if KENTUCKY
PURE RYE WHI-KKY gaarantee
proof and 2 years o?d ai 11 ,*r g 1 on im fro
tale by Mr? J K. Monroe. Cbmmerenc
rtreet, Frederickshurg \ a For lia or H
has no sii'-enor at tne pru-e. It is s nooth
pleasant to d ink und tlie-e is not a head?
ache in a gallon Come and try it, ano von
will buy no other.
SEAEL7 ELEVES 7EAES ?C-?
We promised the public If they would give
us a tharcof their patron .ge- we wood gi?-?
them s.tlsta.. tlo i_ This we bave d ne. and
the proeif we luve feir It is that ti. day He
control the largest trade of any house In tins
seect'on. and as we Save mad oui t.- i
shall still bold it and that is !>y gl\ ing purc
to ds. full measure and yourmouey's ?Torta,
You* ctaMce of any of the followtag brands
at *?.00 per gallon:
King of Kentucky,
Whiskey from $1.20 per gal. op.
OIN8, RUM*?, BRAMOIM. BEB!
AND U'-TTLKl) LIQUORS.
and all goods to be found In a wholesale and
retail Liquor and Tob?ceo House.
We appreciate your patronage.
Strasburger & Son,
III aoel lila e-on toe roe S*.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Pure Rye Wnlakey, Pure, Old Rum, Pur*
Holland Gin. Pure Sherry Wine, Pure
French Brandy Pure Apple Brandy,
Pure Peach Brandy, Pure Blackberry
Brandy. A oomplete stock of Liqaotii
for medical use at the old Reliable
Grocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE* BRO.
Oor. Main Commerce Bta.
Just received a larre lot of
Blinds, Cypress Shingles
N. O. Flooring and
which I sell cheaper than any one else
In toe city.
Call aud ret my prloes before buying.
AND DEALER IN
(tents' Furnishing Good?
My Stock Is now complete In every depart?
ment, consisting of the latest style? and best
fabrics from French, English, Scotch and
American manufactures, selected with the
greatest ears with the view to supply the
wants and taste of every customer. Every
Bottom Priws and Satisfaction
Also full line of Gents' Furniahln?* Good?
such aa Drene Shirts, Night Shirts, Drawers,
Collars, Cuffs, Gloves, Brurpenders, Scarfs,
Ties, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Half
Hose, Scarf Pins, Cuff and Collar Button?.
Watch Chains and Charms, Bilk, Alpaca ans?
Gingham Umbrellas, eke.
sjsj" Call and szamlns Mr rtoak
VIGOROUS OLD AGE
Mr. J. B. Potter, Centreville, R. I.,80 years
old, writes, Sept. 15, 1899, of
'Fifteen years ago I had to give up business
on account of very poor health. I was suffering
from a number of old chronic diseases and had
complete nervous prostration. In 1891 I com?
menced taking Paine's Celery Compound and soon
found that I was getting the better of my com?
plaints. I continued u^ing it until I was restored
to good health. Believing that an ounce of preven?
tion is worth a pound of cure, I take the Compound
in the spring and fall, and it keep3 me well. Paine's
Celery Compound has made almost a new man of
me, and I have gained twenty-eight pounds of good,
solid flesh and blood, thanks to its use."
Strong, vigorous nerves keep the stomach, liver
and kidneys active. The ills of old age caused by
the breaking down of these great nerve centres are
prevented by Paine's Celery Compound.
We are Selling
At Old Prices
Woman's Oil Grain Lace Climax, 3 to 8, 98?ts. Misses Veal Calf (tips
on ton-) Lice, 13 to 2, 75e*ts.
Met?'?? Boots, 6 te> 11. at $1 39. Boys' Boots, 1 to6, at $125. Children's
Shoes at 50, GO and 70cts.
BR?LLE & TIMBERLAKE.
921 Main 8tr?et. Opp. Market Entrance
We Cleaned Them Out
The entire stock of
Ends, Single Pieces, &c,
of the Washington Woolen Mills bought for
less than they cost to manufacture. (The rep?
utation of this mill needs no comment.
BARGAIN HUNTERS WILL HAVE A SNAP
Come Early 0RLl?J? Y;LL
For Ladies' Skirts, Men's Suits and ends for the
Boys, they have no equal.
J. T. Lowery & Co.,
Cheapest Dry Goods & Notion House in Virginia.
P.?.. 47 JOHN M. GRIFFIN,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Fine Liquors, Tobacco and Clears.
Agency Pabst Milwaukee Larger Beer and beet tonic. We also ha-re Id stock Ales
Porter, Stout, etc. 600 B Street
Interesting News From Down the Rmr
(Uorreepondence of The Frey? Latin
Lancaster, V*., Not. 28,
I The tall pines surrounding us and
h eel t* i ok m u u y of us h h? tut like a se h el
bulwark of protectiou fieini the ki-e n
country blasts, will ero long tuc?n rali
te? tho wood-eutter'i axe?, fur t-ev rai
pushing characters are? uow ear:
engaged in the timber *?ni> rpr
Mr. Skinner, from M n r > 1 h r cl.
with hin wife, ii boardtl g at th
toi H itcl, K liiiHiiiiH k ; M
W'ii. B ?ano ami Jeseee, Mr. Il-erij
Ke.li-nuou anel others an? interested
in tinte basioess, whu-h isnowoonsid
? ' e ?1 more profitai le than iu tbi
A geotlernan trom tbe N ?rtfa bas de*
clared ?hat we had in Lanoaster many
of the most heMiutul an 1 luxnriint
eTergreens he nad ever seen, ami i ne?
ue?nr Kilmarnock Bnptit-t Church ele
i especial mention. An nu
holly, filled with iTimienn beer
wbieb is claimed by tbe Heilly
Club. Tin? aonnal Hully ball ooen s
during the X nan hololajs of each
year, when the hollv qaeeo is crown
e?d, whose re ii/n continues one year.
The Aegis Literary Club met list
Friday evening at the pleasant homo,
" Famham," ol Capt Wm.T. Bneatf,
and meets next Friday at Or. Frank
Lewis'. Tue Doctor and his interest?
ing little wife belong to it, besides
several other ye?m g married couple-?,
who are intereFteil iu the leading
??uestionsot tbe hour. Three of our
young nn"i entertained their audi
e-ni-H last Friday upon tbe question oi
"Expansion." Toey were M?ssrs.
K biu Noms, John Curlett and Bev
itIv Brown. Two in fave?r of it and
but one opposing it. They reveaiid
to all who liste ri il to them that mu??n
reading hid ae-quaiuted them with
tbe issues of the? day, and ttiey will,
no doubt, be leaders of wholesome
thought in the future.
Onr country really no ds brond
minds ; there is too much contr .
Wo have enjiyed an unusuilly
pleasant aatumu, but tinctured with
much sadness in our midst. Poor
Mary Sloan, who has been paral /.?'l
so long, is now sinking rapidly. Her
death will be a happy release to her
and relief to the anxious watchers at
Lancaster village wears a subdued
air since tbe departure of Kev. E. B
Harwell aud family tor his uew flclei
inFluvanna. Every denomination of
Christians offers sincerest sympathy
to his own, aud several touching trib?
utes to bis worth bave been bestowed
There are but four grown up young
ladies in the village, and one of these,
it is said, will soon enter the hyme
r eil halter, her intended, like Liban
ot old, being content to labor for the
gift of ber band.
Not a single man in tho place, nil
being married save one young bach?
elor, yet the couniy clerk, Chilton,
has a son nearly grown who will in a
few years cause tbe young girls hihip
A letter from Accomac says tnat
Dr. Cbicbester Pierce is " popular
boh a-* a man hi d as a phjsicinn."
His lovely sister leaves this county
soon, and many prayers for her fu?
ture happiness w 11 follow ber to her
new home, in Richmond city.
Miss Genevi?ve H ?11, who bus been
with ber grandmother, Mrs. Louise
Bill, at " Be.y View," has returned
to her "Midway" home. She ex?
pects her two cousins. Misses B He
and Jessie Bill, of Hopeside, to visit
Tbe Misses Harvey, of Cobb's Hill,
had an enj ?yable dance at their borne
one night last week. These gather?
ings are frequent, for tbe spacious
rooms and balls entice the lovers of
this amusement, but this scribe can
recall tbe "old times," when tbe
prayer-meeting was the favorite, and
c mp-meeting hymna were indulged
in frequently under the roof of Cobb's
Misa Bunnie Tyler, of E-sex, now a
guest at Bdlleville, in Richmond coun?
ty, is expected next Thursday to Lin"
caster by her relatives at Plain View
Miss Judith Carter has a flourish?
ing school of thirty-two pupils, and
more expected. She was a visitor at
Plain View last Sunday.
Messrs. B ?verly Brown and Jimes
H-irding have lately tton visiting in
Mr Harvie Qresham and wife spent
last Sunday with their parents at tbe
old homestead. Glenner.
Working Night and Day
The busiest and mightiest lutin thing
thnt ever was made is Dr King's New
Life Pills Every pill is a sngar-nnated
globale of health, that changes weak?
ness into strength, liitlecsness into
energy, brain-fag into mental power
They're wonderful in building np the
health Only 25c per box Sold by M.
Origin of the Word " Old Dominion."
Tbe authorities of tbe Colony of
Virginia at the time of the contest in
England between the Stuarts and
Cromwell appear to have been de?
voted to the Stuarts, and when the
Cromwellian government threatened
to send a fleet to reduce tbe colony to
submission tbe officials dispatched a
message to voung Charles (who was
afterward King of England, under
the title of Cbnrles II, and who was
then hiding in France,) to come over
and be King of Virginia. It is said
that Cbailes was on the point of start?
ing, when the collapse of the Com?
monwealth and the Cromwellian re?
gime took place, which sent him to
tbe English throne. Charles never
forgot this devotion of Virginia, and
that colony was subsequently classed
with England, Scotland and Ireland
as leading members of the empire,
la this way Virginia came to be
known among the American Colonies
as the " Old Dominion."?Chicago
For Fall Planting.
W? have ?usl issued .1 special cir?
cular " \ v ? Idea about Planting
Potato ommending the wi
dom ??t experimenting with planting
Early Pol itoes in the Fall. We will
mail circular tree' to anj -?mu- in?
CANADA FIELD PEAS
N ! I lecembei
ni.tki.- and most
nutrir :rop early next
year. Write : giving
price and inform
T.W. WOOD & SONS, Seedsmen,
RICHMOND. - VIR0IN1A.
IVood? nt!nrlpt:>f Cslslouuefor lOOOwllI bo
Init In the Si uth.
D ;itl l?oUeeJ.
Preaching by Bls?op Gibson Personals.
Oorresp n lenes of Tin Fre? Lam-e )
KlOff Ue'orge C. H., Nov. 30.
Mr. and Mis. W. v7. Kindolph.witb
their bright and bandsoms little boy,
Stnert, of Ofaiigf, wbo bave b ea
visiting, Mrs. Ada 8. li ?bb, at Clej
.111??, bava returned.
Mies Juli?! C Hnnter, a pretty bru
i I'll.-, dilighter of M ?jor R. W. Hon
ter, of Ale xandria, Va., who h-.?- b ?ea
visiting ber -.lint, Mrs. R V, Smart,
tt -"C?dai Qrove," has returned.
Mr. W.lliam Tayloe, a s'udent at
Wood bar* Forest school, spent
Tbftl siiivmg with hu father and
mother at "P.xvhatan."
Miss Annie? M H.?van, the aer">m
plished daughter of the late Mr. Wm
f 1'. van, of Mil'imore, is the gue-et
of h??r brother, II in. Thus. H. Bevan,
Mr. Charles Salden, of Uichmond.
Vh , is visiting his brotber-in law,
Mr W. R T?ijl >r, at Mount View.
Mr. B C. Grymes, ono of our lead?
ing citizens, bas returned from a
business trip to Washington and
Miss L Hie Pratt, the handsome
daughter of Mr. Alexander Pratt,
-pent la-t Siturdayaud Sunday with
Miss Mary (<ray Arnold, at "Willow
Mr. Thacker Berry is erecting a
large barn on bis farm, known as
Bishop Gibson will preach at St.
P mil's December 13th, at 11 30 A M .
at St. John's at 7 30 P. M. the same
dav, and at Emanual church on tbe
1-4'h at 11 30 A M , m this county.
Mi?s Bra Tiyloe, of Powbatan, is
the guest of Miss Mary Gordon Wal?
lace, of Fredericksburg.
$100 Beward. (100.
T?e reader? e-f this iia?H.?r will be pleased to
le-arn t"itt there * a tattoos 'tr aded di
e-H-e- t- at science tueie In -en ftl'Ie to cure? in ail
.- and that la Cata rh. Hal'sCatarr1
i'ur ia theonlv positiv? cure knuwn to the
m. ellc-al Irate-rnlty. t'atarrh lie-ln-r S
tuti i?- ree)Ulies a oon*tltutk>nal
treatrii.-nt Hall's('atarrh(TureIs taken In?
ternally, ait n( directly upon e h.? blood and
muouus ?urfacea of the system thereby de
stroylnc tne foundation of the di?ea
vlvuiKtiie patient ?treiii/th t.y l.ulnliiii/ up
tie- rot.ht tutiiiii anil a?slsilrig nature m do
nia* us w m. Tbe proprietors hae.es. mueii
In its curative powers t* at they > Her
Une Hundred Dollar? te,,- any ease? tha It
lau* to eure Senn foi- liai of test monials.
Addn-ss, K. .1. chkni-.v m Co., Toit. t?.
Buld lit Ilniiii/ltiiee. 18c,
Hall'? KamiIv l'I I? are the t?e?f ?
The Hormons Setting a Foothold.
That the Mormons with their per?
nicious doctrine are getting too strong
a foothold in some parts of the South
cannot be denied. The first regular
session of what is termed the Etst
Tennessee Conference of the Church
of Litter D*y 8aints has just com?
pleted its labors in Kaoxville, Tenn.
This conference was presided over
by its president, ode Rev. F. B Ham
mond, but during one day of the ses?
sion be surrendered the chair to Ben
jimin E Rioh, who styles himself
'?Pr?sident of the Southern Mission."
This Mr. Rich made an addres? in
which he declared that proverbial
Southern hospitality had thrown open
to tbe Mormons tbe do? rs of thous
ands of Southern homes and tbat
Southern hearts, which were ever at
tuned to that which is virtuous and
right, were receiving tbe Mormon
Can this be true ? We could hope
not, but unfortunately statistical re
ports were submitted to tbe confer
ence which would seem to verify, to
some extent, the statements of Presi?
dent Rich. Among other things they
show that forty-six Mormon mission?
aries have been at work tbronghout
thirty-four counties of Eist Tennes?
see during tbe psst six mouths, that
a large number of these missionaries
have, during the same period, been
doing aotive work in the counties of
We-storn North Carolina and South?
west Virginia, "all of whom," de
clared Mr. Rich, "report gratifying
success," suocess, of course, in inter?
esting people in the Mormon doctrine.
Incidently these reports referred to
serious disturbances in several local
ties, disturbances created, tbey say,
by violent opposition of their pecu?
liar doctrine.?Richmond Times.
Millions Given Away.
It is certainly gratifying to tbe pub
lio to know of one concern in the land
who are not afraid to be generous to
the needy and suffering. The pro?
prietors of Dr King's New Dtsonvery
for Consumption, Ooogbs and Golds.
bave given away over ten million trial
bottles of this great medicine; and
have the satisfaction of knowing it has
absolutely cored thousands of hopeless
cases. Asthm?, Bronchitis, Hoarseness
and all diseases of the Throat, Oheat
and Lungs are smely cured by it. O ?Il
on H M Lewis, Druggist, and get a
free trial bottle. Regular size 60o. and
$1 Every bottle guaranteed, or price
Cbureli Improvements -Dellgntful Tackj
-respondeuce of The Free Lai
B iwliug (in en, Nov. 30.
The Mothodist Cbnreb, which has
recently be>?n undergoing repairs, is
a? out couiid'teel. The interior is
much beautified by the improve?
ments. It,will be ready for occupi
tio'i by the 1st Sunday in December.
Miss M.iria Doswell, of Taylors
ville, is spending some time at "Au*
buru," the home of Judge K C, Mon*
Misa Grace King has returned to
nor home in your city, after a visit of
?ovorai days to trieuds at the "Lawn
R it. W. P. Hayes and wife return?
ed on Thursday from Petersburg,
wiiero they havu been attonding the
Virginia Conference. Mr. Hayes re
tnrna to us for another year, much to
tbe dtligbt of all deuoniiuatious, as
he hen made himmelt universally be
j loved during his three years sojourn
| among us.
Mr. Scott Cunningham, of Rie-h
nond, one of the old pupils ot the
Southern Academy spent several
days at tho "Lawn" last week.
Mrs. W. H. Smith, of L euisa, istho
guest of her ino-her, Mis. J. E Eunis,
; ut this plane.
Rev. J. T. M aft in and wife, recent
'? ly ot Ru-h'uond, speut several days
! mis week with tho fimily of Mr. J
T. Stiff, near here, before moving to
their new borne in Beikley, where
Mr. M ??tin baa been stationed for the
Mr. W B. McCoy, who has b^en on
an extend?d lousiness trip through
the nortb aud Canada, returned Fri?
day, aud is with his family at the
Mi. L-jwis Vincent, who has been
attending a business college iu Wash
iLgton, is spending a few days wiih
his p?renta bere
Miss Pattie B.oaddus, who is
attending the Southern Seminary,
-pent Suuday and Mon 'ay at her
home in this county.
A deligntful tvtiiitig was spent by
the young ladies ot tbe Seminary on
Monday, from 7 to 0:30 P. M , when
they all united in having a "tacky
party." A prize was awarded to the
tackiest young lady, and Miss Hope
Owens was tbe recipient. Your scribe
happened to be oue of the witnesses
and it would have been hard to have
gottea together a merrier or tackier
crowd. / ? '
Tue condition of Mrs. W. E. Ennis
is a little more favorable, but she is
stiil very sick.
Miss Nannie Samuel, who is teach?
ing in this county,?pent Sunday with
tin? family of Mr. E R Cogbill.
Misses Grace Cogbill and Ada
Parr returned on Monday to tbe
Southern Seminary, after a visit to
their homes in this county.
Mr. C E Knopf and sisters, now
of Pennsylvania, but who conducted
mercantile business at Milford for a
number of years, arrived here on
Saturday and are at the "I.iwn,"
where they will remain for some time
before going south.
Miss Hanche Mastin, of Berkley,is
expected bere today, and will be tbe
i/uest of her friend, Miss Cordie
Winston while in town.
_X. Y. Z.
The Harper Financial Difficulties.
The Btltimore News rays :
"General regret will be tilt in this
country that a publishing house ot
such high character and so closely
associated with all tbe best traditions
of literary growth in America as the
Htrpets should meet with financial
reveres. Fouuded by two brothers
at a time when the publishing busi?
ness in this country was in its infancy,
this firm came to be tbe leading rep
resentative of tbe publishing trade in
the United States, and has maintain?
ed its reputation for integrity aid
conservatism to the very last. Tbe
imprint of the Harpers upon a book
or magazine has come to mean much,
not only on tbe financial side, but
also on the artistic and literary side.
The correspondence that passed be?
tween the Messrs. Harper and their
creditors, Me.-srs. J. Pierpont Mor?
gan ? Co., in reference to an offer
from tbe latter for further financial
assistauce. if needed, is described by
a New York paper as the most
remarkable that has ever been known
iu tbe annals of a great business en?
terprise, the sterling integrity and
spirit of forthright honesty of the old
firm showing out in ther determina?
tion not to accept of indulgence that
might eventuxlly involve others in
trouble and loss. An agreement ap?
pears to have been effected by which
tbe business of tbe house will eventu?
ally be readjusted upon a substantial
basis. Tne new bead of tbe firm,
Col. G. B. M Ha-vey, has been in
trus'ed by tbe company taking over
its affairs as agent and representative
and will no doubt lend to tbe re?
habilitation of the business tbe re*
markable skill and talent for finan?
ciering that.bave marked him in other
enterprises. Tbe publie at least will
trust that this may oe tbe case, and
that nothing will occur to impair tbe
prestige of a publishing bouse that
bas formed so large a part of the lit?
erary history of tbe country; a bouse
that has given to the reading world
so much tbat is choicest and best iu
authorship and illustration, and tbat
has devoted itself with such conscien?
tious judgment so many years to tbe
development of American letters, the
encouragement of young writers and
the difsemination in American homes
of a clis8 of periodicals designed to
uplift and improve the taste and cul?
ture of the masse?."
Dr. Oady'a Uondltiou r-owder?, are
just what a horse needs when in bad
oonditton. Tonic, blood purifier and
vermifuge. They ?are no? food bo?
medioine and the best In use to pot a
borae in prime condition. Price 85
oents per paokage. For sale by M. M.
v Absolutely Pure
Makes the food more delicious end wholesome
_?Ov?l SSjSSSSSJ ?elwOf ? CO., ?je? YOU?.
Decline of Imports.
The Baltimore Sun laysi
Th? decline of importais strik'ng
and curious. "In l-'J.i," the N\?w
York Journal of Commerce observes,
"'ln< itnpor-a were,in mund nombers,
t**U,000,000, against 1697 000 Out) for
lS'J'J-a decline of $147 000,000 in
ipite of an increase of at least nine
millions in population. The most
important element in this dec-line is,
of course, under the bead of manu*
f?e?.ture*d products, of which $.S0.000,
dOO less in value was imported m
1899 than in 181)3 Under tbe head
of food and animals there was a de?
cline of $07.000 000, and under the
head of artuhs ot voluntary a?e?
Inxuries, etc.?a declino of $U 000,-i
000 Ou tho other nand, the value of
tbe imports of articles in a crude
condition entering into tbe processes
of domestic manufacture shows an
tuertase of $4,000.000 as compared
The imports this year are loss by
$18,000,000 than in 1886,10 whit h
year the country had not recoyiTi-ei
from the crisis of 1803 In some
cases, however, the quantities im?
ported bave increased, while tbe
value has decrea-u'd. F >r einmpl*,
we imported 2000 000 more pounds
of sugar, whi!?? tbe value has fallen
over <f21 000 000. Of coffee we iid
p >rt<-il S3l.000.000 pourds, against
563 ?00.000 pounds in 1893, bat for
the Urgur quantity we i-ive? $.">5.000,*
000, while we gave $70,000,000 for
the smaller quantity.
Georgia Assemcly Overwhelmingly Op?
posed to Negro Lisfranchisement.
Tbe Hardwiok bill, introduced into
the lower bouse of tbe Georgia State
Assembly fot the purpose of placing
such limitations on the negro vote iu
this State as to practically disfran?
chise tbe colored voter was over?
whelmingly defeated lastTaeoday.the
result of tbe ballot being 137 to 3.
The result was a surprise, as it
was expected the measure would re
ceive strong support.
Tbe Hardwick bill provided that no
person should be a competent voter
unless be was able to read and write
any paragraph in tbe constitution of
this State; to understand any para?
graph in tbe constitution, and to
give a reasonable interpretation,
thereof- provided, however, that do
male person who was on January 1,
1867, or any time prior thereto, en
titled to vote under the laws of tbe
State wherein he then resided, and
no lineal descendant of such person
be denied the right to register and
vote at any election in his State by
reason of bis failure to possess tbe
educational qualifications provided
The results of preliminary surveys
for petroleum io the Island of Suma?
tra are so encouraging tbat the land
examined by a Russian engineer from
Btku has been leased, and workings
will shortly be commenced.Tbe petro?
leum thus found will probably be
shipped to Japan and China.
Are you frequently hoarse?
Do you have that annoying
tickling in your throat? Would
you feel relieved if you could
raise something? Does your
cough annoy you at night, and
do you raise more mucus io
Then you should always keep
on hand a bottle of
If you have ? weat
throat you cannot be too
careful. You cannot begin
treatment too early. Each
cold makes you more liable
to another, and the last
one is always harder to
cure than the one before It.
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Help at Hand.
If you have any complaint
whatever and desire the best
medical advice you can pos?
sibly obtain, write the doctor
freely. You will receive s
Address, DR. J. C. AYER,
F. C. CORSETS
On Each Bex
KALAMAZOO CORSET CO.
E. T. Baker.
This is a splendid Corset.
One of our lady customers who
has purchased one o? us, says
it is the best litting and most
comfortable she ever wore.
We have the min all sizes and
prices, 50c, 75c. and $1.00.
E. T. BAKER
NEW FALL CLOTHING.
Men and noys' Suits, all styles and prices.
Chlliireirie School Suits aud ext.-a Knee Pants
Hats, Shirts, Ovt-ra Is and Trunks at Lowest
Prices. Also a-re-nt for Sweet, Orr * Co.'?
Pant? and Coats and eiver-elis.
JAMES T. LATTO?
Leading Line Gook Siove
F. F. V.
The Best and Cheapest
Heaters are the
We are Sole Agents.
FOR SUPERIOR 4RT.CLE
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Buckwal ter Whiskey
which on account of tbeMr age? anc ?ft-m
?re specially advised for rrmlirlr?! an <
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