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SAT?RDAT...DECEMBEK 90, 1891?
asan tnde?pendent newspaper, Is located ati**
Oomm?Te-at (or William su, Fwderieksbur.-.
Virginia, and is issued on Tuesday, i burs is?
and Saturday mornings by " Th? Free
Lana? NewsMPa*. Book esnaj Jak
?rlatlag Camaariy ?? Fearfariake
Its Smbsortpttoa tarais sir ti-super r?ar,
11.00 for S months, 78 cents fore montes, er
50 ?ants 'or i montas.
IM ed-rertlslng Kates are for out? square c f
tea Unas or less, first Insertion? oe-nu.aud i*
?ants for each additional Insertion llO.OOptr
square per year. IVo posifiem yiv?> ana no
tortion o?v?rti?tm*nt? art taken at ale*? rait
toon our turn? patron? pay. The right Is n>
(Mr-red to reject or modify any advertlsoment
la deeme?. llbolou? or otherwise objc-c tionablt?.
Tearly advertisers discontinuing during the
year will be charged lovai-lahlr at transient
All letters recommending candidates for
oflea must be paid for to insure their publi?
Beaolutlons of respect to deoeewed members
passed by societies, oorporatlons,as8oe<latlon\
or other organisations will be Invariably
charged tor as advertising matter.
All eommunloatlons of every okaraoMt
Weather forecast for bred
ericksburo and ticinitv
Rain Saturday morning:
fair and colder in the after
Japan, Franoe and Canada have very
largely reduced their oonsnmptioo of
Hags cannon has been constructed
for New York harbor that will throw a
projeottle twelve miles.
Ex-Senator Gorman denies positive?
ly that he is In any combination look?
ing to the overthrow of Mr. Bryan
The total receipts of the U S gov?
ernment last year were |rt7ta484.S?A
The annual increase in revenues
amounted to f 102 617.i?0
Etghteften of the twenty-uve millions
of U. 8. bonds, to which Secretary of
the Treasury Gage offered to bny, have
bean pnrohased. The time is extend?
ed to December 3S to bny tbe other
The Legislature ot Virginia metts in
bieonial session at Richmond next
Wednesday, bnt besides electing an t".
S. Senator, basement offioers and cor?
poration judges will not do much until
after the New Year shall-orne in Thee
it will go to work in earnest
A gentleman from this city says he
was on a Washington street car recent
ly when on passing the pension build?
ing a stranger asked the conductor
what building it was. The response
was: "Tbat is the monument to the
Confederate dead. ' '?Alex. Gaeette
Tbe pension offioe is the building in
which and through which, one hun
drad and fifty millions of dollars are j
annually paid out to those who ' ?crush?
ed the rebellion" or the civil war as it
is more politely and properly oalled.
Congress meets on Monday next. In
th? House of Repr?sentatives the sev?
eral deaths whloh have occurred do not
change the political complexion. The
House, therefore, stands: Republicans
185, Democrats 168, Populists 7, Sil
This gives a Republican majority of
thirteen over ail, a* against a Republi?
can majority of fifty-fire in the Fifty
"The people in the east, who do not
know Mr. Bryan, are apt to underrate,
the entire integrity of motive which
animates him, and which is the (treat
element In his strength. No matter
how we may differ with bim?and I
differ with him in radical degree?it is
Idle not to reoegnize tbisfaot. I believe
that there is no sacrifice that Mr.
Bryan would not make to further what
be believed to be the welfare of this
country. Tbis sentiment being preva?
lent Id my own section, I can aooount
for the intensely loyal following which
Mr. Bryan enjoys."
Th? foregoing is the magnificent
tribute whloh Senator Wolcott, of Col?
orado, Republican, pays to Hon. W. J.
The Ylrglnian-Pilot has offended
some of its friends. It is sorry?very
sorry. It loves its friends with that
gentle emotion which makes a good
background for sorrow, when the news
peeps through the tangled meshes of
strtot rumors that certain prominent
"leader*" (office-holder?- are offende-d
at tbe course of the Virginian Pilot,
and they will end their subscriptions
if the paper does not change its -?ourse.
The very fact that the Virginian
Pilot has in the fearless discharge of its
journalistic duty, as its gifted editor
saas it, is the very reason people want
to see and read his paper. A wishy
washy, namby-pamby paper nobody
caras for. The Virginian-Pilot should
remember the Master's utterance -. " Woe
unto you when all men shall speak
well of you. ' '
Hon. J. 8. Potter, after a residence
in Frederloksburg for ten years, has
sold his beautiful and classic Hazel Hill
resident? and grounds to Mr. J. W.
Hill, of Boston. In parting with Mr.
Potter as a resident. The Free Lance is
gratified to know that whilst losing a
oitlaen, the old town retains a warm
friend and admirer, and a sinoere be?
liever in its future prosperity. Tbe
city, on the other hand, will always
oherish Mr. Potter as a happy memory
for bo more cultured gentleman or
agreeable parson ever lived here. Refined
in tastes, of fine intellect, and highly
gifted, Mr. Potter was an acquisition
whilst ber? and a loas lo his going
from us. Mr. Potter, however, Intro
dooM Mr. Hill, his successor, m m
oitisen and as a purchaser of Hazel
H?), m o gentleman whose ooming
should be hailed, and whose family as
BB addition to our oitixenship will be
B ?ran? of raal plaasure to our whole
Louisa, Va., Nov. SOth, l ?*??''
To The Free Lame
I was for golel in '."'?. but toelay and
for the past seven months 1 have? been
for anything to elefeat the McKinley
wur in the Philippine.? or the retention
of those islands. I am uot one of those
who believe the people of the Eastern
States (from Maryland to Maine? ot?n
be ?-cared by the cry of free silver
Smith, of Maryland, voted for Bryan ;
so did the Yun Wycks, of New York
Robert T. Palne. .lr . carried Boston by
7,000 majority on a similar reoord, I
believe At all events he endorsed the
Chicago platform. If, as Mr. Oroker
says, the platform is to be anti-impe?
rialism and anti-trusts, there will be
no bolting of any significance fn m the
party, while the candidate will receive
considerable rapport from Republican
seceders. Gold Democrat
The foregoing will doubtless be the
voice of thousands among those gold
Democrats who voted for McKinley In
1896 ; if course, those who are after office,
like Bynum, in the North, and Patter?
son, in the South, may train with Mc?
Kinley But even these may slip op
and get on the wrong side of the fence
in 1900, The Louisa gold Democrats
will evidently no? follow the Richmond
Times in 19C0.
Mr. Frank Hume being asked today
if he would be a candidate for the Con?
gressional nomination in this district
next fall, said emphatically that he
would not ; that he had informed Mr
Rixey a long time ago, and that he
oould see no good reason for turning
out a Oongtessmau for no other pur?
pose than to give his seat to somebody
else ?Alexandria Garotte. 17th.
The foregoing is a ten strike fi r
Rlxey, and for these reasons
I. Mr Hume has been a suggested
candidate, and if he had determined to
run, would doubtless have had Alexan?
dria City and oouuty at his back
II. Mr. Hume is a pronounced Mar?
tin man for U. 8. Seuate, aud this
shows that tbe Martin element, as a
whole, will not antagonize Rixey's re
nomination for Congress.
telll It confirms the Impression of
^Ke Free Lance tbat there will be a dis?
position to let Rixey have a third term,
as all his Democratic predecessors from
that district since the war have had.
IV. Mr. Hume is one of the Wash?
ington, D O., Bourd of Trade and
knows the importance of ret lining a
representative for a reasonable time at
Mt?xican conclusions as to what it is
the proper course a government baser!
on tbe will of the people, are generally
of much worth. If tbey were really
intelligent and honest they would not
be permitted in Mexioo, which is a re?
public in name only. Here is what the
Mexican Herald says :
The first president of the ont-in in the
l*nit<?d States was Th >raas Jefferson, oxpan
?looist. and the; last president. Wniiam Mc
??.nley.ls likewise a ruler win? has widened
thedordeis of repul?'ic and will loom uiiin
history In corue'ueuce. In 1M)1 JeflVt-on
was forty e?i/Ut >ears old. and McKinley in
ferson aeiiuir.d again?! tbe wn.li..* >.f the
1HUI will f?o nfty.elffat The vastterntor
mugwumps of his time Is now tho seat of a
great internai commfrt-e and is dlvl<ieu Into
many rich and fl urishmg states. McKloley's
?cquislt'ons wiilhei-ome ieli?ntl?><l with th?
republic in like mauner
Tbe differenca in the two cases is as
clear as anything can be Tbe Demo?
cratic president, purchased territory
practioally unoccupied, contiguous to
what was already ours, and like it, so
that our people could readily cccopy it
and introduce our ideas of government.
Tbe later president seises on tbe other
side of the earth densely populated by
a raoe inoapable of understanding our
theory of government. When we ?ee
the Philippines tbe seat of a great in?
ternal American commerce, and divided
into many rich American States, each
governing itself and the pe pie the reo
ognized source of authority, we may
see a parallel between the acts of the
This puts the matter very clearly and
very accurately The Latin Americans
have little idea of liberty, and every
one who has visited Mexico knew? that
Dia* is President in name only
a? e? *
The war party in Cuba is not a myth,
bat Cubans are quietly enlisting men
and collecting funds and tney say Con*
gress must act promptly. People of the
island are disposed to hold iff until
January before resorting to extreme
measures, thus giving opportunity for
a declaration of the purpose of this
oonntry. Agitation is said to be largely
due to possibility of a civilian Gov
Bryan to Close His Home and Travel.
(New York Journal )
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 27 ?William J.
Bryan has rented his home here for tbe
winter, and he and bis family will
spend the next three months in Texas
and Northern California. His private
secretary remains, and Mr. Bryan will
come home occasionally to look after
pressing correspondence. He will make
a short trip to the East to fulfill prom?
ises made a long time ago, but his sec?
retary says he has made no dates for
lectures, nor will he spend any consid?
erable time in New Eugland organizing
the Democracy along new lines. Tbe
story to that effect, sent out some
weeks ago, is pronounced untrue It
Is his Intention to get as much rest as
possible this winter,;as he believes the
oonventlon will be held early, and be
wants to be ready to start the cam?
paign in good physioal oondition.
The Three Pensions.
The Richmond Dispatch says : " The
Washington correspondent of the New
York Herald learns that it is tbe par
pose of the President to appoint Joe
Wheeler, Fitahugh Lee and James Wil?
son, now brigadiers in the provisional
or volunteer army, to the same rank in
the regular army, in order to reward
them for their services and allow them
to retire on full pay. The correspond?
ent adds that 'the popnlarity of these
offioer?, it is believed, will ensure tbe
confirmation of their nominations by
the Senate. They will then enjoy lib?
eral pensions for the rest of their lives. '
It Is farther stated by him that the ap
polntments will not be made until some
time io January, when there will be
two vaoant brigadierships."
ea ? ea?
E J. Adams, of Miohigan, speaker
of the house of representatives, has been
arraigned onder two grand jury indiot
ments, charging him with recelr*
lag $20,000 and f? 000 in tbe alleged
boodling law library transactions.
Adams pleaded not guilty, reserving
the privilege of changing the plea if so
advised by counsel He gave 18 000 ball,
Tbe Adams Indictment alleges that
one of the bribes was offered by Land
Commissioner Frenob, who has already
been arralnged ; the other by O H
Pratt, agent of tbe publishing bouse It
1 ?.alleged furnished |30 000 with whiob
to aid in the passage of the measure.
The Life Saving Service.
The annu:?l report c?f the general sop
erinteiuieul of the Life saving Service
st.tes that at the close of the year the
establishment cmbrac-d MS stations,
IM being on the Aflantio and Gulf
coasts, 06 on the tirent Lakes, 15 ou tbe
Paoifio, and 1 a? tho Fill? of th? Ohio,
L ?nisville, Kr.
Disasters to documented vessels with?
in the fie-hi of the operations of the ser?
vi ?? dnrii g th? ynnr, i?-? ( *u board
those vessels, il WO.-, persons, of whom
it, x 17 wart sav??el aad M lost ? estimated
value of v?as -1? iLV.'lvi'd, $t?.07e!,6Hi)1
and of their i-iuoki, $3.082,006; total
vulue of property imperiled, $b, 104,640.
Of this MBOBBt fS.Ifil.MO ?ava-d, and
$1 ,?42,740 lost.
Seven bundled and fifty-one iliip
wreokeel persons receiver? sucoor al ihe
stations, to whom 1,460 days' relief In
the aggregate was afforded Number
of vessels totally lost, 72.
In addition to Ihe foregoing, there
were during the sear, 294 casualties to
small craft, such as small yaohts, sail?
boats, rowboats, ,Sro., on board of which
there were 671 persons, 664 of whom
were saved and 7 lost; property In?
volved In these instances is estimated
at fl.ts.o3o. of which $1M,M0 was
saved and $9,200 lost.
Of the 63 persons who perished, 44
Were lost in one district, the Second,
on the coast of Massachusetts, and 40
of these in one storm, tbe almost un?
precedented tempest of Nov. 2-> and 27,
1808, One-half of this latter number
were on board of vessels whioh were
destroyed on outlying rocks and shouls,
where they could hoi be seen.
The entire les? of life in all the other
districts was only IN These, with the
4 lost in the Second District, aside from
the se who perished in the Nov. hnrri
oane, make a total loss of 23. which
number falls considerably below the
average annual loss of all the dictriot?*
in recent years.
Besides the number of persons saved
from vessels of all kinds, there were 72
others rescued who had fallen from
wharves, piers, ?feu,, the most of whom
would have perished but for the aid if
the life-saving crews
The crews saved and assisted in sav?
ing during the year.U*?7 vessels, valued,
with their cargoes, at f.' MB.IM, and
rendered assistance of minor import?
ance to the other vessels In distress,be?
sides warning from danger by the sig?
nals of tbe patrolmen, 193 vessels The
number of lives and amount of property
saved through these warnings is, of
3:v. Tyler's Henaje
Goy. Tyler's annual message, BOW In
the hands of the printer, is a volumin?
ous document and contains many rec?
The Governor will recommend the
appointment of a general supervisor for
he better enforcement of the oyster
Uws The increase In the re-veuuee
from this source have been very great,
but when all the facts are brought out,
it will be shown that the amount is
not nearly as much as thought.
On the subject of trusts the Govemor
will recommend the enactment of a law
having for its object the supervision of
trusts He will suggest such laws as
will give the State control without
interfering with their operations, and
at the same time afford protection to
The Governor will make an ntgent
plea for the enu'-tment of a senatorial
primary law, with the view to having
the voters of the State at large nomi?
nate a candidate and have the legisla?
ture confirm their choioe.
In acoordanoe with the recommends
tlons of the Ministerial Union of Rich?
mond, the Governor will advocate the
appointment of a [chaplain at the peni?
tentiary, who is to devote his whole
time to the work In that institution.
There are a number of other subjects
touched upon in the message, parti?
cularly tbe care of the State hospitals,
the deaf and dumb and blind, and the
publio schools of tbe State.
Touching upon the militia of the
State, the Governor will urge the im?
portance of a thorough and compact
organisation. He will favor the large.t
appropriation for tbe military tbat c?n
be afforded, and will express the behet
that more good can be accomplished by
a well disciplined and well-officered
small b dy tban by a large body not
fully up in their duties.
Public Schools of Virginia.
Secretary F. P Brent, of the Btate
Board of Education, is completing the
biennial report of the Department,
which will be ready for the Legisla?
ture about the middle of December.
Yearn ending July 1, 1891 and 1899 re?
From the statistical tables the follow?
ing summaries are taken :
Sohools open for tbe year ending July
I. 189S: White, 6,876; colored, 2,317.
For the corresponding period, ending
JoV I. 1899; White. 6,492 ; colored,
2,316. Total. 8.806.
Papilsenrolled : 1898-White. 248,610;
colored. 126.237. Total, 874,847.
1899?White, 241,696 ; oolored, 117,129,
Number of teachers: 1898?White,
6,556; colored, 2,171. Total. 8,726. 1899
?White. 6,671 ; colored, 2.166. Total,
Number of school buildings : 1808 ?
7,173; 1899, 7,218.
Number of volumes in public school
libarles: 1898-11,144; 1899, 17,660.
Estimated value of school property :
1898-13,193,345; 1899, $8.836,166.
School revenues: 189??.-f 1.920,804 12;
1899, 12,010,623 58
Total cost for all purposes of the sys?
tem : 1898?11,846,126 24; 1899, $1,971,
In reference to the decreased attend?
ance for the year 1899, as shown above,
it is accounted for on the score of the
severe weather of last winter, and the
prevalence of smallpox In tbe State.
The inorease in the revenues Is at?
tributed largely to the wise manage?
ment of the Literary Fund by 8eoond
Auditor Ryland. The fund yields a
steadily Increasing revenue for school
The Alexandria Gazette says : "Vir?
ginia Republicans declare the polioy of
the managers of their party In their
State is to plaoate the klokers in it, so
that they may have a united force next
year. For that reason they say they
have had Captain Pat MoOaull sent to
the Philippine Islands, and will take
steps to have him commissioned In the
regular army, so as to keep him away. "
A Bloody Fight.
Loud? n was startled on Wednesday
last by ?..-Wh of v?ie..e is probabl) th"
bleiodie'st battle? . ' t ?? ' the S eitle
1'he battle m ?- i '? ddei
river, 84 on ; Klmbe iley, bj
Gen. Met linen'? British army, eat I mat
ad tD nuni' ? ! -i Rimy,
oomaaudad by Uan P ?. Uroi?j which
Methoen eatlm i??-1 .?.'. b uOi men ,
Tin' Bghtiug i> | in ?
Bad letted ne?tly all day iletha .1 lu
bis otlici.il rep iri m be ma .?? lbs
onemy qoll bis p iltuiu 11? gives
no detatls.es - the fight
log wa? ? 'desp i ..t ? "
A dlspatoh r talveMl il i*7ii
Boglaad and attributed t. Met h-ten,
s?ys ihe battle was I loodioe! of
the oeotory " Th! Ii ..? .nii--- ly In?
oorteol .i- ?i Gettysburg ami other t-et
ties in the Aini'ri.m divil Wet, no! to
mention some which have oooBrrad in
Europ?) in the present oantory, tho loss
was heavier than the t .t.?l number ? f
men enga?-?'?! on both lides al Mi d 1er
M'?thuon s-iys he su loee ded In getting
a "small pirty" across riv?>r. bur does
BOt state that Ins intiiii foroe 01
He must pis? the nvi?r in order to get
A Pretoria dlspatoh, dated Monday,
?tates that the? British made a
from Ktmberlej killing 9 and we nnding
17 Boers, also capturing some of them
It is inferred from the dlspatoh that
toe Butish returned to Kimber] v
A sub? ovil roi cs:-r
Tweuty five Years Constant Use Without
The first lo lioatlon of roop I?
boarscuehs, and in a child SUbje-cl t <
that dise?4??> it muy be tnkt'ii us a suie
sign of the? appro** h of an at tu. k Fol
lowing tins h araeoess Is a peculiar
rough cuoKh If Chamberlain's (J ogh
Remedy is given as ?non as the ohlln
beoome-e boaiM, Ol OVOH ufti?r the
oroupy cough app ?ars, it will pi
iheattack It la need In many th ni
of homes In this broad land ami i.< re i
dls?pp ilnts the? aoxtoUS in tn-rs We
have je-t to it-.eru of u -ilk!" Insl I
In which it has not proved effe tuil
No other preparation oan ?how ?ui-n a
rncord?twenty tivt- yean . ianl dm
without a fallare? 1- r sal? by M M
Ex-Senator Call': Charge:.
Jaokionvil.e?, K.a . N ? 11
tor-alaot Taltaferro Heats tfi-?
made by ex-l S Se?al r Call with
State Senator H ii il Oraary,
Call's leaders in I8W7, and i n?e of tin
le'seling i pponents of Senal :
in the Le-e/islitun? of L'h?re
was nocleaner or more gentlemanly con
te-st. Senator Taliaferro's victory w t
due to his sup??rlor g>-ii?'r?Uhip a:.d
Senator Pasco's over-r-? nli leii<??? The
charges of S??iiat ir Call ure un Insult t?
to tlio Florida Legislatura and t the
Stale, ami the Tinted S?ui?-?e 6
should treat them with the ' ? '
Hon Frank V! ims, president of the
Florida Senat-?, iie?tionnces th*- charges
and pronounres them basel
Hon. Robert MeNamee, ipeaker of
the Honse, says the- o ntesl wus the
cleanest evei I In the 81
Informatlcn Wanted About "ir?**.r.ia
Oommissioner K ?tner, of the? Depart
meet of Agriculture, has received re
quests for information ( -ncerning Vir?
ginia lands Ire m portons in the wast
and in Canada Th? Westerner wishes
to know whether sheepratsing can bo
profitably engaged in iu this State and
says tbat he contemplate the? ettab.
Ushment of & ranch sofllolenl f r
Another Inquiry was received fhn ogb
the Swiss minister at Washing' d
a man in Switzerland nsking abe ol
tbe adaptability of Virginia
Shot Unarmed Prisoners.
The charge of w-ttitonly shooting a
helpless unarmed Filipino pris ?tier filed
against M?j >r Me-tcalf, of the K nisi?
Volunteers by affidavits of a felluW*of<
fleer and a ?o'lvate is a very senm-eime.
If Metcalf be innocent he will not be
content with a "general denial,"
such as a be is said to have m>\de A
grave crime is churgnd against him
not in mere hearsay, bat on the swotn
statements of men who wre with hitn
It is tru-*, p'Thaps, that eveeii if he be
guilty he is not amenable to tri *1, hav
ingjbeen mu-t'?r*? 1 ?-it of the g'.v^ri.me-nt
ser v loo.
Son of An Ohio Merchant Cured of
My son has been trembled for yenrs
with chronic dtarihix-i? Sometime
ago I perFU-idp-l him to t eke s in- of
Chamberlain's Oolic, C talara and
Diarrhoea Remedy Aft or u-ing t*o
bottles of tne -,'.*> cent s /.-i be fascured,
I give this te-'imoniul, hopil g so;ue
one similarly ulllced muy ?e? i II and
be benefited?Tn< mas (J B ?war, Ol.?ri
coe, O For sale by M. M. Lewis,
Much PropertyrDestroyad By Fire in
Two big fires in PniUdelphia Wed?
nesday morning destroyed nearly $2.
000,000 worth of property. The J B
Llpplnoott Publishing Company were
?? * m
Another Gold Democrat Rewarded.
MoKinley has decided upon the ap?
pointment of ex-Reprosentutiva Josiah
Patterson, of Tennessee, as a member
of the Shiloh Park enmtrtssie-n te> suc?
ceed to the vacancy caused by the death
of Col. B F. Looney, of Memphis
The salary of tbe e.fli -e is $3,000 a
year, with allowances for actual ex
penses. Patterson is one of the promi?
nent Southern ?old Democrats and ins
appointment is in reuognition of the
service he rendered McKinley In the
presidential oampalgu of 1806 He was
in the Confederate service during the
war, and will represent that cause on
A Big Railroad Deal.
It is practioallv admi'ted in New
York that a traffic alliance ha? been
formed by which tbe Baltimore &
Ohlo, New York Central and Pennsyl?
vania Railroads will work in harmony
and so attain all tbe practical ends of
a pool without cimlng in oonflict with
pool law. Tbe rumored change of con?
trol in Baltimore & Ohio is denied.
Pain-Killer, so justly celebrated was
Introduced to the poblio about sixty
years e?g ?, and now enjoys a popularity
unequalled by any other medicine. For
tbe care of dysentery, cholera men bus,
rbematlsm,coughs and colds, sc.leis,
burns, etc , It is without an eqa?l
Sold by all druggists Avoid substitutes,
there is bat one Pain killer, Perry
Davis. ' Price 25o, and 50c.
Solid Oak Furnitur?.1 No advance in our prices on Oa its and Solid Oak Bed? Carpets, Matting, Tin
.\;ue-. Cutlery, Silver. Bee our Carpet and Rug Department. Air Tigbl EI< i cheap.
Double Furniture and Carpet Stores, Fredericksburf?, Va.
E. C. NINDE.
circuit Court Misappropriation ol
? i est
(i' on ?;. mde m
II ?athsritle, Va . Neiv 38,
ill ooort, ft Mi Judge A tight
mg, bating baca adjourned ou
Caarsday l ?-t u .til Tuaad ?y, a
somad Kile in ruing Th?? .mj di ?
??f tin- c un was necesslt m d bj
many ??f tl itl - ?a bo
in It o im '..i arguing lb?
of ?i , im~.. o ?-? of O lern m rs s unie ts
bel ?a the ? urt l A, pe ils The m ?-1
Important Jory oaae In tha eourl heu
w m that uf Osrdy ri Hblmp m ?a In b
t ie- fuii ol .un f the. t. 1 ,ii,!,il' foi :
w i sil mea i > i ??? verdict. The .
-aa? ably aigu? i by II n ?.??
A. .1 oes
? pi la?
t? n uf Mb ? I fun.?s L?y a m m
. .i ? the di f il?
ot'i >n i- rer \
h 11 :
r A K - v. ? I e
r ? il l?y .M i-?e-, .1 ,
Y.? iiy and Jih.e E i ?euk,
?? w ?> ar
'. f r anotbof I
<viM pr lu -ly bfl e?v*-?i m le
: atol pr< 1?:
Rar. J w H ii bli ? an I
* elebratad the Iwei tu th annitei -
trn-ir in.?triage? ?t th>? B h-.oy i
a;?e last erentng The ?nteres. i!
c?-i"ii atti m te i a large o rnpaoy, ato.
t te p pu] .t ind bu a I
I Dum -i n- tokei . .?i hihi
? leganl m
The uni: i mansi?n, at
Lilian, has be ??u completed and i- a
great ornament to the plisce,
Mr. Albart M? rrts in erecting an ele?
gant ratldOOl - al * a large ?> ir
lion of th?- bricks of wbtcb
I 000 The structure ve. ill contain to? ?r
ly all th?? mi dem i ?nrenienoes, inolad
mg an ?levai ?r, and will be the m at
? mplete <?;.ii up-to-di ?? In
the Northern Ne I
Tne fly h?
plunt-*d <?*he? it in I-' .i rreatlj
Injured it Hi Ueory Bland?n found
.t rtaeataary t Nad ? portion ot hi?,
groui.d over again, so fatally hail Ihe
first seeding l? en \ee i
Hugh Smith, a cade?t of th?> Y
I., after a month's furlough, 1 ft f r
Lexington on yeeterday to resume hit
Dr J H. S ?hilf ri, OUI ! ?
iitiuu-'.? in bad and helpless from
(foot? i f n p a r e? : y r i * ? itl
- eg > Uli coaditlon, b .th phy?
sic el and mental, g neral sym?
Our traeenrer, J M Hi >t.i?-, was ?r
re?fe d in the midst Of Im Oolle ting
t"urs by a se?vt?re ilm??--, winch o ??
flue? i htm t? tnu In 1 for eigbl or t?-ii
.1 leph Anderson, Jr , h .s rftr.rued
from Baltimore, whithesi he went tero
?reeks ego fur medic *l treatment v?ry
inu'-ri Improred m i*?-ul h
I never s?w b?-fote larger fl *?-ks of
ti *?? I * king el ?mettle turkeys than me
t , be Hi-rii m N rtbamoerUnd Ibis fall -
Many of the-m pmbihlv will ?-trtit le--8 ;
pr 'Uillr and h..vi? fewer feathers t i
tj i-t * .f after Thaokaglrlog day
l'/ie Vlol-BI Ht im ?f Aasrast last
rotne-ii much f "lil-r Ion-, unit fu-e with
diffloalty if ????' uruiif beads to g?'he-r It !
1 ?t-r on, have? <? ni-e-d mi unu-uillv
sosat supply. \Vi?h ut mu h ? tare >
eoooomy. the farm rs will be ut th.u
A-|t'H end* f.ir foi igt before th? gr,
grows again. O W. H.
Mr. D. W. Dahney Blows His Brains
Mr. D W D?bn--y, a merchant a'
Btaa Mill?, King William ooaoty, oom?
Bitted IBiOtds rh?nkigiving Day at 11
O'clock He placed a gun la hi? month
and bl??w out his b ains The oat
the ac ii not kn>wn, but it was prob?
a*?ly Boaaolal tr**nM".
For Orsr rifiy Ysars
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing ijyrup nas
beeen used for over fifty years by mil?
lions of mothers for their ohildren
while t'jethi?},', with pe twee It
soothes the child, ratant the gums,
allay*- all paim-, -urea wind eolio, and
Is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. 1
will relieve tho pooT little ?eufferer tm
m diatoly. Sold by Druggists in every
part of the world. Twenty-fire oents
a V 'r!e. Re euro and ask for Mrs
VlTlo-r'?* iSoothlua ?trrai
The 8t Louis Kepublio says:
One cf tho incidents of the recent
ele; Huis that d? serve nottce is the e?m
ploymanl of voting machine? in Brook?
lyn Th? New York evening POet
chroni-l?*s tbe statement that they prov?
ed a complete and gratifying suocess
Brooklyn's rote was very full and it
was recorded without friction or delay,
enabling tbe full totals for the en.ire
city to be accurately known withiu an
hour aft?r the closing of the poll?
Macnines broke down in two or ?bree
cases, owing to malicious injuries in?
flicted, it is charged, by enemies of the
system, bul within a few minute? they
were replaced by others, and nobody
lost his vote in conspqience.
Tbe result is ??aid to have proved en?
tirely sati-faotory to all honest Breiok
lynltes, and is calculated to greatly
strengthen tbe faith of all sincere seek?
ers aftor bal ot reform in michino vot- |
ITS YOUR FAULT IF YOU I
the valuable bargains offered in Dry Goods, Dre^s Goods,
Silks, Clo <?->, Underwear, &c , at
STEARfW CLOSING OUT SALE.
f d? sir il Ii .dv been sold, but there are still le-ft about 19 000
from a-hl I Josi when yon nee l aimai staffs and j st when g ? d* arc? going np in price here
? the > pp rtnnt'y to -m- big tn n.-v **n vonr parch is I I) ie't wait until th?? opp utonity i? g.ne and then grieve
? r v .*-? .?. m i ibting faith, We mean what we say and an? d lug just as advertised Closing
k at great!
?Some of our competitors will tell
?t you our Jackes and Capes are old
?j& style:-?, but they are row unlike some
t iev are sho *vin/ as uhw styles. You
?I better see them yourself before
\ ! it
S III? I
f r large
. I 60
illy - ? i i ' i ' 1
Jaet a fnw le-ft nf I ? t eMe
N ck I* are, hat ?
? few left f 11- .ireful ,
? i Cl th Jackets, worth $5 00,
h -.v.-r Cljth Jackets, were t4 00,
0 iW T
Pine R-ivrr Cloth Jackets, were
|5 00 now |4 00
Those w-rth $7 00 now $4 60.
Th M worth t** 00 n<?w #6 00.
Ai.d the $i0 00 now fi 50.
Dress Goods, Silks and Trimmings.
A \.-?-V ill - h'Iv ?educed prices, and if yon are after a
.?-? i ing Dress, l'r,iv ling i) n M arning Di l r y??ur friend, yon oan select salt
l -.1 et? 11 iri
ful Silk r d Wn I Mil d Go du a?'1*
A i lirlv good Twill S Ik. 24 inches wide, sold for 35c.,
hall line isti Figured Blick Silks sold at S9c , now 40o
no, pi ? Fu,.v Kignn*l.i.i K , , , - d M ^ 0oJ
: i i . i, sold for 5U t<> 60 cents, closing e>nt prtoe " ?
| ?rd I'l lids t k .t I Id .it
C'MlH 1'* ?
l ft m all wo 1 S
. ?,i l uff-1? Stiles, pi ?in oolors, 60j kinds 40n. ; 78o. kind 66c.
K baautiTnl a-8 ?t-tmaot of Figured Silks for Waists or
Dr trainings ;:?*? kind ?Mo ; |i 00 kind 76o.
?Handsome Gimps Jets, Jet ot Spandle Alhver Neti Braid-, Lieft, and other Drens necessities all reduced
long 1 laj n. ! .' yi'U weift t e ?ii-..? j. .iu d if you come here to bny.
E. W. STEARNS,
Opera House Dry Goods Store.
The CamplMll-B m,1s.
0'"-rp'p'ird<?n''f nf The Kre-e Lnnr
rd Vi. . Nov. 30 IH98
At ?i ? evevtng, in 15.-t
H.ptitet ohurch, Mi*s Bmma Loa
the hi idee of S
Dental E ?ainp'>e?ll The church w
artistically deooratet<d with wn?athsa
fl >w?-r?. and filled with fri??nds of t
onde and groom Th?? weeding mat
wai pi ay ad t*y Ms George Be lie
itsrer-tn-lew of the bride. The brni
pirty entered the rliu?eh in the? f !1 <
i .? I i. If. O ropl 11 ui
Jell ge U i?. la end L w
Parish, I -- Amu.
with Mr Tom Uolllns? M?ss L'-s
Oampl ell with Mr. B L Be rd :
Miss Bra Campbell with Mr. Rube
We-olfolk ; Miss Graots U git ill wii
Mr Oeoil Parish; Miss K?Myii Oi?i
h il with Mr. W 13 Williams? Mi
Km 0 Uins with Mi H 1' B
Miss kfa i? G Hins with Mr ? I
Diuktosoa ; Miss Bvelvn Samuel wit
Mr B P. r-./.l v ; MiM Brs Hu.ru
with Mr D S Q i irles ; Miss AeJ
Pan with Mr B ri C giull
Tho br.de ami gro m with theli 1 * i
man, Mr. t, B, Oampball, brothai I
the groom. and maid of h mor. Mi
ii Beaaley, sister of eiio l*riel
entered the left aisle u id pissing iut
a circle,which rud heen formed >?r':uti
the altar by th?? attendent?, ete pped he
neafh a massive floral bell, wliere Rev
J. E Kubink pa?t >r - f the ?Lure h
made them hn?b-wid and wfe
The bride w?s hands >m ly attired li
a gown of org indie i v.-; abit ? ?-ilk en.
train, and oarrled a bouquet of bride'i
roses The bride's maids were like
wise ,?ttir?d in white organdie orei
8 Ik. A brilliint recep ion w-s tender?
ed the bridal party by the parents ol
the brido, at ih?ir home where she wm
the reoipient of m my bemtiful pe
s??nts The festivities las'td til three
in the morning, when the entire party
acoompinietl Mr and Mrs Campbell
to Milford. Here they to >k tho 4 :40
train for a northern trial-. The gmom
isa thrifty jonrig menhant of Dos
well. Va Hi? bride is oue of Oarolme's
prettiest young lidies, end a daughter
?f Mr. P A. Beazley, a prominent and
It is stated that President McKinley
has decided on the reward to be al?
lotted to General Wood when his term
of seavice In O aha is over, and that
Geu. Wood is slated to succeed Gen. O.
M Sternberg as Surgeon General of
ihe array when the latter 1? latftatj by
law in Jane, ittOO
These are the principal articles of interest right
now. C. W. JONES is showing only
New, Fre^h, Clean Goods
in every line. When buying you had as well bu
On ? loi treue Blankets
?iV)-. perepelr One lot >? its Hiienk. t? at
?r*-c? per nur One lut Whit? Hi iikietaat WT9
pel ..or e? ,. .it White It i k* s e-xtra
iinir-.u $-i *iei Th -i twoaruextrabarfaloa,
win h ?r? iiruu.l -ii|- i. i r. W. ?, ?bOW
ren One large a hit? Rlanke - it IS OS,
worth H M ?m oint HS, .Lit?* evl.'iei Al
bought sheae4 ol tlie- ?vi- nci tem? you are the
ii,$i.a-.. Il M
per pair, atid all ?spli-inl.u \aluos.
It is atluiitt?-'! by all our
Connetltors, that we ? <??.,- 11 V r A > the best
?ndbai --kin tt.i-marki't. Home
spun*, Bwad-jihth?, Venei lana, a*-rgss? ' he v
lent?, Kri.-tii.-li Fluio BSAi other?,
-.?.Ith trimmings, Kralds, Silts, en.?., to match.
This tells only of a few things. Come to the
store, and take advantage of the MANY things
has to show you.
One lot of rood beaver
cot* ut f.i K. One lot of Astrachan Jackets
hi 13.60, Kither of th se twe? loU Wuuld be
e.'hiup at je '?n, Im' our . ustotners pet tbe
bene tit ,,i oik early ouyiner Splendlel stock
ut Uni-Jackets from W to|l(t.
C'oth Canes at ?*. (*,
fl 26, ?IC-.25. fc' '?. |U0,M.n nd 14 50.
A-TAKAi llAl? CAPK8.
A /? iiiilni? tiara-Hln at $1.75, not to i?e equal -
8<l I ' *r less i han 93
At $1.1.-?. $1.75. $3 50. $4.50. $i 75, $7.VU. The
mort ceimpl? te Hoe we? have ever shown.
Kur Boas, FurColiars.of
the? n'-we-fet shapes and flne quality