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Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Hanufactunrig Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
vol. 15.?No. 148
Fredericksburg Va. Saturday, December 10.1899.
Price 3 cents.
J. T. LOWER! & CD.,
Hand in Hand.
ONLY ONE HEADQUARTERS
FOR TOYS ANO XMAS NOVELTIES,
LARGEST STOCK EVER EXHIBITED.
Wholesale and Mail
Is gained by delay in making your selections for
Our lines are all ready and are open tor inspection,
Anything You Hay Want
We Will Lay Aside For You.
We particularly suggest an early selection of
Calendars and Booklets.
Adams' Book Store?!
P. NlcCracken, Bro. & Co.,
?Wholisalb tun RrTtiL?
GROCERS AND LIQUOR DFALER;
Offer Ten Thousand Gallons PI KK KYK
and B?l'RBON WHISKIES,from the fol?
lowing well known distilleries : Graft A Co.
of Ohio; Boone County Distilling Co., ol
Kentucky Monticello Distillery, of Mary?
land, and W. F. ttray, of Pennsylvania.
Afrente for Berguer A Kngle's Laj-er Bei
They also offer Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Agricultural Implements. Beedt. Gnnao, and
MRS. JENCIE MONROE,
Liquors and Groceries,
Commerce St., FBEDERICKSBUB6, .A
1 am the sole agent here of the celebrate d
APPLKWduD WH18KBT. [also keep h 1
grades ol Whiskey, from $1.0u up to S4-O? pel
gallou. KiiiK Lear Whiskey at ?4.00. Beet In
the avorld. Al'I'LB UKANDlK? in,m at.ou to
A full stock of Corned Potomac Herrin?- or.
Consult your Interest by calling on me be
fore buying or making your purchases.
FAMILY GROCERIES OF ALL KLNDfe
My stock of Liquors is large, consisting C
?oreigu and Domestic BRANDIl- s.
F?re Applewood and Farmers t riend Fan
Rye Whiskey. ?2 a gallon.
MAGNIFICENT APPLE BRANDY, WAL
Cor COMMERCE AND UPBBTTRE.
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebrated brand of KENTUCKY
PURE RYE WHISKEY, guaranteed 100
proof and 2yea?-s old at 12 |??r g>hon is for
sale by Mrs. J F. Monroe, Commerce
Street, Fredericksbnrg, Va. For Ha or it
has no superior at the price. It is smooth
pleasant to drink, end there is not a head?
ache in a gallon. Come and try it. and vou
will buy no other.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Furs Rye Whiskey, Pure, Old Rum, Pur?
Holland Gin, Pure Sherry Wine, Pure
French Brandy, Pure Apple Brandy,
Pure Peach Brandy, Pure Black berry
Brandy. A complete stock of Liquors
for medical use at the old Reliable
Grocery 8tore of
CHAS. WALLACE* BRO.
Oor. Main Oomm?roe 8te
IT PAYS TO
.lust reason with yourself a f,.w minute
and you will agree with us that It pay* vou to
?et Pure Goods for the same money yxu now
ptiy for Adulterated Hoods.
Kail in line with the masses and go t..
where you will-get your money's worth. Pure
Goods and Ho est Measure.
Our Liquors are Unexcelled
Gold? n Star. $1 SO a gallon
Choice Rve. l'<>
Heile of Virginia...,. 150"
Apple Blossom. 1 75 '?
Farmers* Delight . ?00"
Kentucky Club. 2 U0 ?'
Kentucky Daisy (white). 2 ?tu ??
(Lionel. . ?<.
King of Kentucky. 2(0" "
Canada Rye, which is tbe finest medicinal
whiskey distilled, at S3 00 gal.
Continental Sour Mash at SU.nO a gal.
Apple Brandy Vt' 00 und $1.(10 a gal.
Alto Peach. Ginger, French and Hlacklx-rry
Brandies, Rumt, Gins, Wines and Heers.?""
We appreciate your patronage.
Strasburger & Son,
215, 215J, Tenth at.
A. B. Botts & Co.
FIRE, LUE and AGG-.DEITS IHSUR
Oflloe . 312 Commerce Street
Represents sixteen first-class compan?
ies. Rates low as the lowest, and losses
promptly adjusted aud paid.
ar I REPRESEMT ONLY THE j_Q
of this country and Europe. Assets
over fifty million dollars. Low
rutes and just settlements.
S. WILLIS HOWARD,
INSCKANCE AND COLLECTION AGENT.
Blinds, Cypress Shinglee
N. C. Flooring and
which I ?ell cheaper than anj one else
in too city.
Call and got my price? before buying.
li. .1. MABSHALL. B. !.. SMITH
We are now manufacturing
PURE SPRIN? WATER.
This ice is an absolutely pure article,
because the water is boiled aud filtered
before beinfr frozen.
f^TGet the best article at the Lowest
Price by purchasing from
i t?i W?k? les Co.
W. 3. EMBREY.
Uuooeaaorto Kmbrey A Berryman.)
realer In RAILPOAD 0R088 TIES, Of
DAB POSTS, 8POKK8 AND HOOP8
Keeps constantly on hand a large ?uppl
of Baled Hay and Mill Feed. ajTOffr? ??
Ratlroa<1 Tl??m?t B-Te^TleVatenrr Va
Empire Grain Drills
R. L. BISOOE.
TWO bundled bushels
of Potatoes remove
eights' pounds of actual Pot
;ish from the soil. ( )ne tli? ?>i
sand pounds oi .1 fertilizer con
raining 8% "actual Potash
will supply ?ust the amouni
needed. li then* i-> a de
ficiency of Potash, there will be
a falling-ofT in the crop.
We have some valuable
books telling about com
tion, use and value ol f?rtil
for vario o| I hey arc
1.1 KM \\ K \i.1 works,
::z3r.:zs as lane owners.
One of the Very Important Features ot the
The leaders among the Afro-Amer?
?cans who bave given thought to th?
subject, says the Cleveland L?
believe that in farming li?
thi ir raee in Ibis
eonntry. Scattered through O?io
are a number of little thrifty eolo
nies foundtol l>\ rea or their
children during au?l immediately af?
ter the civil war. Ion general way
-.re prosper? a -. ' 'ne of the
U-a?liDtr AfrO'Amerieaoa of tbia Btete
recently said ; "The solution of the
so-called negro problem( m my <>pin
ion. wouid be greatly simplified it a
ntage of our people would
neneed by the conduct of these
worthy farmer??. White men go ont
from Europe in ??uest of land. They
fiad it in diff?rents parts of the world,
impiove if, and beoome the lords ot
that land They own and rule the
world. Why can't colored men fol?
low th? ir example ' Why will we
simply follow, to serve, after tu?
white man has gone and possessed
the Ian?. '"
One important feature to the next
census will be that which deals di
reetly with the owneship of land in
city and eonntry by the negro, and
it is already reasonably sure that the
race will be found to have made prat
ifyiDg progress where it has applied
itself to agriculture. The only ata
tisties on the subject now obtainable
by the census officials are the reports
from Southern States which assess
the property of white and colored
owners separately. The statistics
relating to Virginia have already
been examined and they bear out tbs
expectations. The farm property
owned by colored men in that State
in 1892 was assessed at 2 71 percent,
of all similar property, and in 1898
.' per cent. This is a relative
gain of 'J per cent., or nearly one
third, in six years. Tho ownership
of property in Virginia cities by col
ored men was less in IS!'!) than it was
in 1892, but in the small towns there
was an incro'ise of 17 percent. Be?
tween 1892 the ownership cf personal
property by the negro in the largest
cities of Virginia decreased, while in
the Sta'e, outside of those cities, it
increased verv perceptibly.
The census officials call attention to
the fact that if the other States make
the same showing as Virginia,and the
present rate of progress is kept up by
the race, one hundred years will
place the negro upon the same basis
as the white people in the ownership
of real and personal property in this
S1C0 Beward, $100.
The reader? el this paper will i>e plea
?torn tnat there m at least one dreaded dia
eaee that tcienoe tin.- been alii?- to our?
. I, hii?I tliHt i? ? atairh. Hal,'? Cat arm
Cur ? is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh In-lng a OODStl
tuti nal dise-?c. requires a oonatltutlonttl
treatment Hall's Catarrh Cure i? take in
ternally, acting dlreoUy upon the blood an?i
mut-ous surfaces of the system thereby ?le?
st my Ihr the foundation of the disease, and
flvlngtae patient ?trenatta by buldlng up
the constitution mid aaatstiDcnature In do
Incita work. The proprietors have ??> much
faith in it? curative powers that they offer
Dm-Hundred Hollar? for any case thin it
falls to cure. Send for U-t ol test montais.
Address, V, J. CHKNKV ft CO., To ?
Sold by IlrUK(ri?tn, TV.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
Ice Combine in the South.
The Atlanta Constitution says:
"Efforts are being made by certain
promoters and financial interests in
the East to form a combine of all ice
manufacturing plants in the princi?
pal cities of the South.
An agent of the promoters has
been in Atlanta looking over the lo?
cal field and talking with the owners
of the ice plants, and securing infor?
mation as to the size and capacity of
the plants and the amount of money
invested in each. It is said the same
interests engaged in forming the
Knickerbocker Ice Company and
Consolidated Ice Company in New
York are behind thejpresent proposed
The agent of the promoters has
been in the South for some weeks.
He has investigated the situation in
Macon, Montgomery, Birmingham,
Chattanooga and Nashville.and from
Atlanta it is understood he will go
to Memphis. Other groups of cities
may be selected for other combines,
but it is said the present movement
will include only the places mention?
Gaining a Wide Reputation.
As a cure for rheumatism Chamber?
Iain's Fain Balm is gaining a wide
reputation. D B Johnston, of Rich?
mond, Ind., has been troubled with
that ailment since 1862. In ?peaking
of It he says : ' I never found anything
that would relieve me until I used
Chamberlain'? Pain Balm. It acts like
magic with me. My foot was swollen
and pained me very much, but one
good application of Pain Balm relieved
me." For by sale M. M. Lewie,
I The Southern Seinin.irv Not,-, .um Per
Oorretp mdenoo?of l he 1 roe I
Bowlinp G I ;
Tin- trUI li'i s named I?y R v. I! II
Howe in nil dead as gift ot the Suutli
em Seminary to the Methodisl Church
iiu-i i n Tuesday ami t ?rmally accept?
ed tbi< gift, thereby making tlit? B< n<
n.ary the property "t tin- Southern
Methodisl Cbureh. Tbe trustees 11
feeted h permanent organization by
electing Dr. Whitebead president "t
the board of trastees, B. A. Relian
?ary sud l? -v. K. T YN"11 00
irer. Tbej transacted a good
deal of necessary baaioeee, among
othi>r things providing kii act ol
incorporation, tin-drafting of by laws
H'.ii preparation of ?u address to th?
Yirgiuia and Baltimore Confer?
representing the claims ol th?
lution ujiou Methodist patronage and
liberality. Tbe meeting whs a bar
monioQi snd pleasant one, ami the
board whs royally entertained by
Key. E. H. II ?we, the principal ol
tin- institution I IS future is very
bright and promising, and in tho mir
future it will be largely ftipo&ded
ami made much more i ffieient as an
ednoational centre. The m- m* ers ol
the board present were I?r. Paul
Wb i teheed, of Lyuehburg ; Dr. ??nr
h.nd. of Richmond Rev. (_'. K
Watts, of Norfolk . Re?. J I'.Stump,
ederieksbnrg I>r. Anderson, ol
King and t^aeen ; Rot. .1 T. Mustio.
rkley , Mr. B. A. Keilern, of
Prinee Anne . Ret K T. W,!s? n. ol
Petersburg ; l?r Canter, of Balti
more . Msj. Ii 0 Peatrosi and Rev
W. p, Haye?, nf Bowling Green.
Ilisi v;e ?' ?Des, who lires :n tins
county, is the gnest ol her sister,
Mr.-- R. S. Wright, of thii plsee.
Miss Sallie Bullard left on Ti.nrn
dny for Dinwiddie COUOty, where .-he
will spend some time with tbe family
of Kev. W E. Bollard.
The young pent I- men of the tOWC
enj lyed a delightful social evening
at the Southern ?Seminary on Batnr.
day night, when tbe rales wer?
pended from 7 to 9.
Mrs. W*. II. Uobbs, who bar
the uuest of Mr- U. P. Smnot and
family, left on Thursday for her
home in Baltimore, accompanied V>y
her mother, Mrs. Ryan, who has gone
to that city for medical treatment.
Mr. John Wilkinson, who ha.
with the family of Mr. W. E, Knni
for several weeks, left on Saturday
for her home in Norfolk.
Mr. B W. Woolford, of Baltimore,
spent Sunday wiib his mother, Mrs
W. P. H&yes.
Your " A to '/. *' correspondent of
this place mast have taken a good,
long nap, after a silence of nine
weeks a letter appears in your last
Saturday's issue from him, which
contained five. items, four of
which had been previous?, published.
Wake up and rub your eyes and read
The Free Lance in order to keep up
with the new6 of your town.
Mi88 Mamie Bowen, of Richmond,
is the gnest of the Misses Woolfolk,
at " Mulberry Place, " their home in
Mr. Frank Richerson, of Sparta,
??pent Wednesday in town
The many friends of Mr. R. (i
Mineure will be grieved to hear of
bis continued indisposition and hope
be will goon be out again.
Maj. It. 0. Peatross and Dr. E E.
Butler left on Wednesday for Alex,
andria to attend the Masonic cere?
monies at Mt. Vernon on Thursday
Miss Lelia Payne, who has been
spending some time with her friend,
Miss Cordie Winston left on Thursday
to spend several days with Mrs. J. T.
Richards, at tho " Lawn."
Col. Aylett, of Aylett'p, King Wil?
liam county, spent several days of
this week in town.
X. Y /.
(Correspondence of The Free Lancer
Lome, V?., Dec 12, 1899.
About a week ago the sawmill
owned by Messrs. Bowers and Hurt
was blown up, but no one was seri?
Miss Bessie Saunders, who teaches
near Pen?la, has bad to suspond her
school for some time on account of
the whooping cough among the schol?
ars. She, too, has been suffering
from it, but hopes to continue ber
school before long.
Miss Elzabeth Hurt, of Lome, is
visiting in King and <'ueen this week.
Mrs. Mary Ann Morris is the gnest
of Miss Bessie W. Morris, at Ulamor?
There is much regret expressed
over the removal of Mrs. Q. H.
Saunders and family from our neigh?
borhood. We will miss them very
much. The family will move to
Louisa county this week. Our best
wishes go with them to their new
Revival services began to Horab
Baptist Church on Sunday and will
continue through the week. Tbe
services are conducted by Mr. Willis,
the pastor of tbe church.
He Fooled Tbe Surgeons.
All doctors told Reniok Hamilton
of West Jefferson, O. . after suffering 18
months from Rectal Fistula, he would
d'e unless a costly operation was per?
formed : but be onred himself with five
boxes of Bocklen's Arnica Salve, the
surest Pile core on Earth, and the best
Salve In the World. 25. cents a box.
Sold by M M. Lewis, Druggist.
In regard to antomobiles, France
leads in gasoline vehicles and Eng?
land in steam vehicles, while Amer?
ica, as was to be expected, is far in
tbe lead in electrical conveyances of
all kitds. Six different motive pow?
ers are now actually employed in
this country?electricity, steam.com
pressed air, carbonic acid and gas
miVILESES 3F SENATCEC.
Laxarle? Enjoyed i?v Tbem at ttie B
?il the Oovernment
Meii;ii. r ?.: thfl H 00 ?' tr ?j'letitly
have their envy aroused when con?
sidering ti'?' privileges enjoyed bj
members ol the Senate, an ifa iwn by
ipenditnrei fr? m the con ting? m
tin dot toe B?sate, a few of the
more interesting items in the report
just inbmitted by Secretary Coi are
Senator Caffery is charged with a
year's subscription t<> the Sun, while
Senator E D.Clarke had live mag
Ainoig the items for furni?
ture <?r?' is tisk chairs, $432; one
brass pi le,with standards and double
curtains,for the ( immittee on Priv?
ami Election, 1145; two pairs
ot curtains for clonk rooms ,$14C;
antojia? mahogany desk ami book
for y iee President's room, all
him! work.T.;_'."?; desk for Com?
?hi Poetoffleee and Poitroadi,
brass poles an?! curtains for Commit?
tee "n th? Revision of the L tws ol
th?- I'uitud Slates, |95; ??n? imported
silk mohair kh?dive carpet tor tu?1
Vue President's room, 1465.
Fourteen mahopany chair? for the
Commit!? B on F naneo cost $3 17; tw ?
mahogany tablea for the Vice Presi
il?'ii!': i OODB, - i ISO, an?! <>n< sofa, for
ime room, $] 10; brass [? '1?;; and
foi tu?- ? ommittee on In?
dian Affairs, $170; a carpel for ' on.?
0, or ab
per squan foot. Two especially de?
signed mahogany desks for the
ate ehambei perforated
? r mat. |1 16. Ttie carpet in tue
Sergeant-al Arms' offlee cost $224,
that in the room of the Com
mittae on the District of Columbia
Eight Kl?rn.-b oak
benches for the reception room cost
two pairs Brussels poiut la??
curtains tor the Vice Pi
A carpet rngfor the President's
r?>'in WS.S pnrebased tor $390, an?!
two ru?rs for the Vico President's
room tor 1120 ami $92, respectively
A earpel iu the Senate lobby, im
ported, was laid at a cost of *
while a rug fur the Senate poll tlice
- 500. The C immitte.? on Privi
Irges and Elections got a bookcase
for $325. '?neb.Il for 111 revolving
c-inirs amounted to $1,296 The
? ?rand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, w??
pai?l $571 for entertaining a select
? onimittee on Manufactures, while
$6,759 was paid the Western l.'nion
T? i? gahpb Company for telegrams
to and from Senators.
The amount spent for ?-uinine,bro?
mo silier, camphor, soap and
sponges was ?H'!-.?Baltimore Sun
('imeafruui Dr. D H Uargile.of Washita,
I T. II?-writes "Four b ?ttl.s ?f Elec
rte Hifti?r? have cored Mr? Brewer of
scrofula, which had caused her great
Huff.'ring for yeurn Teftibl?
wmild break out on her head
and face, and th?' best doctors could
|?TS no help: but her cure i? complete
and her health is excellent. " This
?hows what thousands have pmved.that
Electric Bitters i? the best blood puri
Bet known. It'? the supreme remedy
for eczema, ti tter, salt rheum, ulcer?,
boils and running sores It stimulates
liver, kidneys and bowels, expels poi?
sons, helps digestion, builds up the
strength Only .10 eeuta Sold by M. M
Lewi?, Druggist. Guaranteed
Allan Appointed Senator.
Qoveanor I'nynter, of Nebraska,
has appointed ix-Senator William V.
Allen to fill the Senatorial vacancy
cans?d by the death of Senator-elect
The newly appointed Senator says
he will proceed to Washington at
once and assume the duties of his
his announced that the appoint
ment of Allen was made certain by
the receipt of a telegram from Bon.
William Jennings Bryan by theGov
ernor in which Bryan urged that
good faith and party expediency de
manded Allen's appointment.
When asked in Austin, Tex , what
he thought of Mr Allen's appoint?
ment as Senator from Nebraska, Hon.
William J. Bryan replied :
"I think the appointment of Mr.
Allen ought to give universal satis
faction. He made a good record in the
Senate, and last year had the unani
mou? support of the Insion members
of the Legislature. I think that in
making this appointment tho Gover?
nor acted wisely. There are several
Democrats in the State who would
bave filled the ? nice acceptably, but
the fact that Allen was last year the
choice of all three parties makes him
the logical man for the place. I
have no doubt that a Democrat will
be chosen next year to succeed Sena?
tor Thurston, and that will give our
State a Populist and a Democrat in
The special expert sent abroad by
the agricultural Departmennt in
search of new seeds and edible plants
bas broght back an "everbearing
strawberry." It is said to produce
fruit for months on the same plants,
and a small patch will supply a fam?
ily table a whole season.
In the southern portion of the
small village of Eliot, Me., there ate
living eleven persons, eight of them
men, who are over eighty years of
age, the oldest being ninety-five.
Nearly all of them were born there,
and several of them have never been
fifty miles from their birthplace in all
their long life.
The Appetite of a Goat
Is envied by all poor dyapeptio? whose
8tomach and Liver are out of order All
euch should know that Dr. Ring's
New Life Pills, the wonderful Stomach
and Liver Remedy, give? a splendid
app tue, sound digestion and regular
bodily habit that insures prefect health
and greast energy. Only 85c. at M. M.
A Revolution in Banking.
Tbe Baltimore American say? that
the action ol the Nationality Bank,
of New \ urk, m increasing its capi
tul Stock from one to tea million, dol?
Urs promises to work a complote
[ revolution in the business of banking.
; Bankers all over the country are
watching tne experiment, and it is
j t-Iready settled that if it succeeds a
I large Dumber of other banks will fol?
low aloug the sume course. The pre
limioary plans seem to commend
: them?? ugly to bankers and
! financiers in general, ami .he com?
plete luecess of the innovation is
tie? ly predioted
At present the National City Rank !
i- tho largest iu New York, its line of
, deposits amounting to considerably
..ver 1100,000,000. To secure these
it holds its capital stock, undivided
1 profit's and stockholders' liability,
? amounting to about $7.000,000 in tbe
aggregate. Inder tbe new plan and
increased capitalization, i he security
i If orded the depositors will amount
to r : ? 000,000, so that the innovation
will create no alarm among the de
positon. Vet, with its vast wealth,
tl s City I.-uik liuds itself at more of
a disadvantage than many of its
? miIhr competitors. Under the na
tional oanking laws, a national bank
is prohibited from loaning more than
oui -tenth ol its capital stock to any
one person, lirm, or corporation
bankl must make their money
i.ding the trust funds they hold,
it is obvions that, lieinur limited to
single loan-- ol 1100,000, the City
IUt.k most suffer many hardships in
keeping its 1100.000,000out at inter
It is to reduce this obstacle that
proposed to increase tne capital
stock t? n times, thus piving the bank
co to m ake large loans to single
indifidnals. The benefits will be
many, but chief among them, so far
as ihe bauk is concerned, will be tbe
sased expense of piaciug loans
which is bound to follow where one
borrower will serve the purpose of
ten, as at present.
F:r a Pacific Cable.
Wednesday Senator Lodge introduced
?i bill to provide for telegraphic com
munloation between the United States
of America, the Hawaiian Islands,
(Jaam, the Philippine ItUuds, Japan,
ami Unina and to promote commerce.
The prop i-e.l measure authorizes the
Postmaster General to contract with
an American cable company for the
payment by the'.United States of not ex?
ceeding |?t00,000 a years for twenty
years for the electrical transmission of
il messages of the United States
to H ii' lulu, Guam, Manila, Hongkong,
and some point in Japan. The cable
must bo in operation by January 1
The bill further provides for a dup
licafe line of cable in order that there
shall be no interruption of communica?
tion. The amounts received by the cable
company from the United States shall
be used only for repairs and renewals
of cables,Arc. The company must at
all times be capable of fulfilling its con?
tra't, or forfeit the payments by the
t oiled States, and if the company fail
to transmit the government messages
during a period of two years the gov?
ernment's obligation shall cease. Af?
ter twenty years goverment messages
shall betri'.nsmittedat half rates forever.
In case of war the government may
take possession of tbe lines and stations
of the company.
w"e sre sure you do not.
to many thousands every year.
Itcomes to those who hsve had
coughs snd colds until the
throat is raw, and the lining
membranes of the lungs sre
Inflsmed. Stop your cough
when it first sppesrs, snd you
remove the great danger of
stops coughs of sil kinds. It
does so becsuse it Is a sooth?
ing and healing remedy of great
power. This mskes it the great?
est preventive to consumption.
Put one of
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Plasters over your lungs
A wholm Mmd/omt
For I ?ur cent? la attfnp? t?a p?y ba?V
?|t?, w? will a?nt ?-ou lUUau ma?ir?l
Mmdleml Ac/Wo? *>??.
W? h?T? th? ?zelntlT? ??ra-letM of
??nil ?r th? mo? eminent phyaiclan?
In Hit Unlttd Slattt. Una?u?i oppor
tnutti?? ?lid Ion? tlperl?nc? emi?
nently flt tliaam ?or ???'??S 7?" n"",,<'?1
?da-lci. WrIW fraaelT ?fi *??? partic?
ulars In ronr o??t. Too aa-Ui rocela? ? I
trouapt replT, without eo?t I
pr? VAiiiM?. DR. i. C. AVER. \
t Absolutely Pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
_?Q.tt MKISO PTr?-?? CO., Nt? -cum.
Institutions of Learning Going t: Hell
a Mile a Minute.
The K"v Dr. I.en (i BroughMn,pas?
tor of the Baptist Tabernacle, of At?
lanta, Ga , recently filled the pulpit of
the H??v. Dr. A O Dixon,of Brooklyn,
and ??1? ? , reached in New York
churches. In his sermons he warned
hi? hearer? to beware of the burning
hell of (Jotton Mather and Jonathan
lvlward?. He was criticised as ignor?
ant and superstition?. He has now an?
swered his tritios, and reaffirmed bis
faith in everlasting future punishment,
pirticularly for those who differ with
him as to what hades is like.
"I warned my New York congrega?
tions," he said, "to flee the tortures of
hell. M_ny learned Eastern gentlemen
expressed surprise that sentible New
Yorker? would flock to hear auch ignor?
ance Une particularly vehemeut ?riti
sud that the new religion was better
than the old I have no doubt the new
religion is more acceptable to many
New Yorkers and Bostontans than the
"The suggestion that Boston has kill
? <l hell, may furnish comfortable food
for infidel?, Unitarians, Universalista
and 'higher critica,' but it is enough
to know that the majority of those
tee hing along the line of Bible criti
ciam and unbelief will find their way
"I believe that Htrvard University,
with her Unitarian, Universalist and
infidel propagandist**, will yet know
and real z?,, ' in the day of Hie wrath,'
what hell is. The whole of that teach
irg, let it come from whatever source
it may, is hell bound.
"I believe it is true that the great
majority of our institution? of learning
in the North and West are going to hell
at the rate of a mile a minute, sweep?
ing as they go preachers and laymen by
the thousands The ?eat of the devil
today is in the great institutions o*
To Bring the Maine Eead Home.
The United States battleship Texas,
Captain Sigsbee commanding, passed
out of the Virginia capes Wednesday
morning, bound to Havana to bring
to this country the bodies of the sail?
ors killed in the explosion of the
Maine, which are now interred in
Cristobal Colon Cemetery. This will
be Captain Sigsbee's first entry into
Havana harbor since be sailed the
Maine in on her ill-fated trip. The
Texas carried some .!00 metallic
coffins, with silver bandies, which
will receive the sailors' bodies.
It is understood the Texas will not
stop at Key West, the citizens' re
?'nest to not disturb the bodies of 50
Maine sailors resting there having
been granted. After the bodies at
Havana are disinterred and placed
aboard the Texas, she will probobly
sail for Hampton Roads, and at Old
Point the bodies will be placed aboard
a special funeral train and forward?
ed to Washington for final interment
at Arlington. It is stated the Sixth
Cavalry and entire District National
Guard will act as escorts on the day
Wool Succeedi Brooke.
By direction of President McKin?
ley M- j Gen. Leonard Wood, Uni?
ted. States Volunteers, has been as'
signed to the command of the Di?
vision of Cuba, relieving Maj Gen
John Ii. Brooke,United States Army.
Msj.-Gen. Wood, will, in addition to
bis duties as division commander,
exercise the authority of Military
Governor of the island.
. Oa completion of the transfer of
the command Maj. Gen. Brooke is or?
dered to repair to Washington and
report to the Adjutant-General of
the army for further orders of the
Secretary of War.
In relieving M?jor-tieneral Brooke
the President desires to express bis
high appreciation of the faithful and
efficient service rendered by that of?
ficer as military Governor of Cuba.
Gen. Brooke bas been ordered to
Washington. His presence is desired
by the President for the purpose of
seenriog information in regard to
tho actural oondition of affairs in
Coba. General Brooke will proba?
bly be assigned to the ?rommand of the
military Department of the Lakes,
with headquarters at Chioago.
General Wood called at the War
Department and personally thanked
Secretary Root for the honor con?
ferred upon him by his selection as
military Governor of Cuba. He said
he would start for Havana at once.
GEORGE FREEMAN. .IR
Highest oa?h prioe paid for ooontry
Has Moved His Tonsoriaf Parlor
Mr. Charle? Lawton baa moved hi? Tontorlal
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