Newspaper Page Text
8AT?Rl>AY...DECEMBKR IC 189b.
TM E FREE LANCE published tri weekly
?sas independent newspaper, is'.ooated at BOS
Oosuneroe (or William st.), Vrederlcksburg,
Virginia, and Is issued on Tuesday, TburtJav
aad Saturday morntngt by "Tha frmm
Lana? Navwapasiar, Beak and Jak
Prlatlna Ctmpsti ?f Fraslarlaba
Its InhasrlpttOB Taras are HJO per year.
?LOO tor I montas, 71 oants fere montas, or
^-W cents for 4 saenths.
Its advertising Bates are for one square of
ten Unes or less, first Insertion,?) oents.and S?
sente for each additional insertion. 110,00 per
square per year. Wo position ptoen and no
torrtgn odwrtiteavatntt or. token at a lui rat*
them our horn? patron? pas. The right It re?
served to reject or modify any advertisement
Is deeme? llbelout or otherwise objectionable.
Yearly advertisers discontinuing during the
yeta will be charged Invariably at transient
?Ii letters recommending candidates for
oflee most be paid for to Insure tbelr publi?
Resolutions of respect to deceased members
passed by societies, corporatlons,assoclattons,
or other organisations will be invariably
s barged for as advertising matter.
All eoauannloatlons of every character
Should be addressed to "TH h Fttll LANCI.
? rederioksburg. Vs.
Weather forecast for Xred
ericksbuTQ and vicinity
Saturday fair, loto temper?
ature, north winds.
Next week is the week preceding
Ohrlstmas, and the one in whioh our
oonntry friends from far and near oome
to old Frederlcksburg to bny their
supplies for holiday comforts and a good
time generally. The shelves of our
stores are well snpplied.with every art?
icle that can be thought of and needed.
and onr merchants have, far and wide,
? reputation for low prices and fair
dealing. So, we say to onr oountry
patrons and readers, oome early in the
weak and so avoid a rush and crush.
Fes- the benefit of intending parchas
HsH have grouped into separate
"lassas, In alphabetical order, the Tari?
ons advertiser? In The Free Lance, and
tor further Information would direct
their attention to the convincing adver
tlsementa, which will not only help
them to decide what to bar, bat tell
them where to find it :
Dry Goods, Notions, &c ? E. T.
Baker,T. N. Brent, Isaao Hirsh, O. W.
Jones, J. T. Lowery & Co . E. W.
Steams, S. G. Wallace,
Liquors, etc.?Eugene Bode, John M
Griffin, P. MoOraoken, Bro. & Oo ,
Mrs. Jencie Monroe, Strasburger & Son,
Ohas. Wallaca & Bro.
Grooerles? W. L. Brannan, W. L
Burrosa,Chancellor & Bawling?, Cham?
ber's Bee Hive, Doggett * Soott, Geo.
Freeman, Jr., John M. Griffin, Ma
grath & Ohealey. B. J. Marshall, P.
MoOraoken, Bro. & Oo.. Ohas. Wallace
could get t . D
^?de^emlav* *a_J F Br0WD'
Brolle & Timberlake, Smith & Cog
hill, Wallaoe & Co., Henry Wissuer.
MiUinery-Hirsh, Mrs. D. I Smith
Se Oo., Mrs. M. E. Tompktns
Contractors?Geo. J. Fletcher, A. M.
Garner. F. P. Steams, Geo. W. Wro
Furniture, 4c.? W A. Bell & Bra,
E. 0. Ninde.
Agricultural Implements?R. L. Bis?
?os, Chancellor & Rawllngs, E D.
-OBip Decker & Alrich.
Insurance?A. B. Botta & Co., S.
Willis Howard, Rowlett & Goolrlck.
Clothing-R. E. Bozel & Oo , J T
Lay ton. Harris & Oo.
Merchant Millers?Myer & Br?lle, O.
General Variety Stores?Boston Va?
riety Store, Harris & Co.
Confectionery,Fruits. &?.?F. Brolle,
H. Wallace Garner.
Stoves, Tinware, &o.? Bernard &
Goodrlok, R. L. Stone.
Druggists?K. N. Goolrlck, Johnston
* Pearson, Oloe & Oo.
Merchant Tailors?H. R. Gonldman?
Eokenrode, Perry St Oo.
Books, Stationery, &o.?J. W. Adams.
Livery Stables? E. K Wheeler, Henry
Lumbar and Building Material?E
D. Oole, O. D. Foster.
Hardware?S. H. Beale, Green <ft
Russell, John F. Soott.
Bankers?Oonway, Gordon & Garnett.
Barbers? W. H Baylor, Ohas. Law
Ica? Frederlcksbnrg Ice Company.
Railroad Ties, &o.?W. 8. Embrey.
Boggles, Carriages, ovo. ?Geo. Grav?
ats, the oldest business house in Fred?
Baal Estate?S. Sydney Bradford.
Telephone?R., F. A P. Telephone
Company, M G. Willis, president.
Money to Loan-Enterprise Building
Association, Henry Wlssner, president ;
Merchants' and Mechanics' Perpetual
Building and Loan Association, John
T. Knight, president.
The foregoing takes in other matters
than strictly Christmas presents,for onr
people may come to town and arrange
to bay real estate, build houses and find
out where to Insure, get vehloles, If
necessary, to ride around in, and also
" find a hotel?Dannebl's, at which to
Bills Introduced by Xr. Bixey.
to the House of Representatives
Thursday Mr. Rlxey introduced the
following bills: To pay Mrs L. E
Adams, heir of R. I. Edelin, of Alex?
andria, 994.45 for sopplies to Capt.
Ferguson, U. 'B- A?. *? P?T W W.
Deny, of Loudoun county, $600 for
?applies taken by tbe U. S army, and
to pay L B. Wheeler, of Prinoe Wil
?*->?*?* oounty, fSS?, also for army sup
"^iaoess .toeing tbe war between the
What Sibley Says.
lion. Joseph O. Sibley was one of the
strengest of the free silver advocates in
the East during the campaigu of 1896,
and could have had second place on the
Democratic, ticket had he so ?lemred
But Mr. Sibley'a views, it ??ems. have
undergone a radical change. In the
Washington Post of Tuesday list be
"I will start out," says he, by "say
that I am and have been a pronounced
believer in the principles of bimetal?
lism. I don't care whether It be na?
tional or International bimetallitm,
nor am I wedded to any ratio. But
Aristotle,'Adam Smith, John Locke,
John Stuart Mill, Francis Wayland and,
in faot, every great writer on political
economy, ha? laid down the proposition
that the volume of money in any coun?
try determined the prices of its pro?
"Bimetallism was a living issue in
189t>, but the oonditions have changed.
In that year I publicly predicted that
it McKinley and the gold standard
were successful prices would fall with
a corresponding increasj in the pur?
chasing power of the gold dollar, and
we would have an era of hard times
and commercial depression such as this
oountry has seldom witnessed. Now I
look around me and I see the forges
blazing, the fires lighted in all the fur?
naces, the shuttles weaving and the
looms spinning; every man who has a
day's labor to sell finding a ready mar?
ket for it; our ships loaded to the
PUmsoll line with export? bound for
all parts of the world, arid everywhere
plenty and prosperity. And bo it oc?
curs to me that some b?dy must have
been mistaken, and perhaps that fellow
"I have been a pessimist for a long
time,but I am now an an optimist ; be?
lieve that we have a better Congress
now than ever before?that we bave a
better President, and that the next
President, whether it be McKinley or
Bryan, will be better still. The world
is moving forward."
How Allen's Appointment Was Received.
Omaha, Neb, Deo 14.?The appoint?
ment by Gov. Poynter of Senator Wil?
liam Vincent Allen as U. S. Senator to
succeed Hay ward is received with great
rejoicing by the Populists, but many
Democrats are net pleased with it.
The only serious opposition to Allen
wa? that made by the friends of G. M
Hitchcock, editor ef the World-Herald,
a newspaper which more than any other
one ageooy helped to build up the po?
litical fortunes of Mr Bryan particu?
larly prior to his nomination in 1896.
Mr. Hitchcock resents the action and
publishes a card thanking his friends,
stating his deep disappointment, and
says he feels most keenly the sting of
ingratitude, an expression which] can?
not refer to any Nebraska politician
other than Bryan, because Poynter is
under no personal obligation to Hitch?
The Democrats in Douglas county and
in other cities are expressing sympathy
with Mr. Hitchcock, and in the first
moments of resentment are free to ex?
press the prediction that the turning
down of Mr. Hitchcock will widen the
breach between the Populist and Dem?
ocratic leaders in counties thronghout
the State When Mr. Bryan returns
home he will find it very difficult to
patch matters up.
In announcing the appointment of
Allen, the World-Herald publishes the
following card from its proprietor :
To the many earnest friends who so
generously and enthusiastically sup?
ported me In my recent oandidacy for
the Senatorial appointment at tha
hands of the Governor, I herewith ten?
der my thanks.
I cannot honestly deny that I have
been deeply disappointed and I feel
most keenly the sting of ingratitude,
but above all, I have been deeply moved
by the nnexpected and almost unani?
mous support of the preople ot Douglas
county and the generous indorsement
of representative men in all parte ot
Nebraska. Gilbert M. Hitchcock.
.Death of J. Z. M. Newton.
Newport News, Va., Deo 14 ?James
Keith Marshall Newton, Common?
wealth's attorney of this oity, and one
of the brightest lawyers in the State of
Virginia, died this morning from a
complication of typhoid fever and
Oommonwealth'i Attorney Newton
was born in Westmoreland oounty in
March, 1864. His father, Mr. Mar?
shall Newton, Is still living. Deceased
came of one of the most prominent
families in Virginia, known ail over
the State. His ancestors were all dis?
tinguished men. He leaves a widow
and one child.
Fruit Trees Bearing In December.
Norfolk, Va., Deo. 14. ?Fruit trees
which bore in July are putting forth a
second orop in Norfolk oounty. Henry
Kern, a well-known farmer, said today
several trees on hie farm have a couple
of bushels of ripe apples on their
Schooner on Hog Island Bar.
Cape Charles, Va, Dec. 14.?The
three-masted schooner Rillie S. Derby,
of Philadelphia, loaded with lumber, is
stranded on Hog Island bar. The crew
was saved by the life saving orew. The
vessel and oargo are a total loss.
Beward in Murder Case Increased.
Leesburg, Va, Deo. 14?The mur?
derers of Sergt. Seaton, of Middleburg,
are still at large. Nothing is known
here of the reported arrest of Richard
Thompson in Winchester on Tuesday,
aa stated in a Washington evening
paper. The reward offered by the gov?
ernor of Virginia and the supervisors
of Loodouu oounty has been increased
to $400, tbtee fourths for Harrison
Thompson, who is alleged to have done
the stabbing, aud $100 for Hichard, hie
State Senator Charier E. McOorkl?,
of Rockbridge, died at the Virginia
Hospital at Richmond Thursday morn?
ing. He had been an Invalid for many
years, but his health was no worse.than
usual until Monday, when he was re?
moved to the Hospital. The Senator
was a student at Washington College
at'Lexington in 1870. At the time of the
death of General Lee there, in October
of that year, Mr. McCorkle contracted
a oold, which resulted In meningitis,
to which all .of hla subsequent troubles
are attibuted. He was elected to the
Senate a year ago to suooeed Judge
CENTENNIAL CFLEBRATION TO T
MEMORY OF WASHINGTON
AT MT. VERNON.
qrand master duke and preside
With ceremonies, impressive and i
propri?t?, in the presenoe of a distl
guished assemblage, the centennial
the death of George Washington v
commemorated Thursday at Mot
The visiting Masons, many ace o
panied by the ladies of their fain ill
congregated iu Washington early
the morning, and, escorted by the X
nonio bodies of the District of Colo
bia, headed by the Grand Lodge of t
District, made the pilgrimage to Mot
Vernon by boat. The Virginia Maso
assembled at Alexandria, and then?
escorted by Frederickiburg Lodge a
bodies, prooeeded to Mount Vernon,a!
by boat. At 10 o'clock President M
Klnley. himself an enthusiastic Mase
aocompanit-d by Secretary of State Ha
Secretary of the Treasury Gage, Seci
tary tf the Navy Long, Secretary
the Interior Hitchoook, Secretary i
Agriculture Wilson and Postmast
General Smith, of the Cabinet; Aasii
ant Secretary of the Navy Allen, Maje
General Miles, Adjutant General Cc
bin, Secretary Porter, Assistant Seoi
tary Oortelyou, Maj John A Johnst?
and Senator W. A Clark, of Montan
past grand master of his State, le
Washington on a ?peoial electric tra:
for Mount Veruon, arriving there at 1
The Presidential party was greeted t
Grand Master R. T. W. Duke, of Cha
lottesville, Va., and by him esoorted i
In the presenoe of 5,000 people, whic
included distinguished Masons from a
over the United States, the servie?
were conducted The Bible on whic
Washington was obligated as a Masot
which belongs to Lodge No. 4, of th
city, was placed upon the altar at tb
tomb and was an object of great intei
est to the Masons and public present.
. rjDOl DUKl'S ADDBB88.
Judge H T. W Dnke, Grand Mast?
of the Virginia Masons, spoke, li
part, as follows :
"The divisions of time are but th
milestone? men ereot on the highwa
leading to eternity. In His tight
to Whom a thousands years are be
a? yesterday when it is past and as
watch in the night, the centuries ar
but as the seconds which are gone er
we can reckon them
"But one earthly thing is perma
nent. One thing alike defies tim
and endures throughout eternity?good
ness?for goodness is born of God an?
exists with God. Greatness in mai
dies with man, but goodness in man i
as eternal as his and its Creator.
"And we who are here today, gath
ering in the light of a majestio mem
ory, oommemorate the one hundredtl
anniversary of the death of a grea
man?bear testimony that the goo?
man never dies.
"This is the only answer we oai
make to the question, Why these oere
"If 100 years ago Unreal Geo. Wash
ington died, then these ceremonies an
bnt rain and idle and mocking mnm
meries, serving to recall an eveni
whose memory brings with it only i
sense of the emptiness of human glory
UE STILL LIVES
"But Washington lives today no'
only in the minds of men, in the re
cords of fame?not on.y in the pagei
of history?but lives in that seren?
light which emanates from the pre?
sense of God?lives a sentient, glori?
ous and glorified being, and we assem?
ble here today to thank God that he
lived, to thank God that he lives, and
to oommemorate the one hundredth
anniversary of the dawn of a greatei
life unto the greatest life that was evei
lived by a mere mortal And we dc
well?we, the members of an anoient
institution whose legend,founded upon
death, teaches the true immortality
and whose teachings lead men to the
highest good?an institution whose
tenets our great brother exemplified in
his life and whose simple ceremonies
100 years ago were read above the
earthly tabernaole whence had vanished
the spirit returning to Its true home.
We have today borne the same light?
and the same B ?ok and jewels, borne
when his body was laid to rest. We
have retraced in solemn profession the
route that simple funeral cortege fol?
lowed a century ago, Cannon have
thundered from the river?the voicei
of war calling vainly to the eternal
peaoe? as they thundered when the
great warrior rested in peace. We
have recited from the great poet the
inspired words sung to Israel's God
outliving Israel?recognizing in all
humility that it, is His voice alone
that oan say, 'Return, ye children of
"And now that all set ceremonies
are over, we wait t > hear the head of
the nation pay his tribnte to the na?
tion's first head. And from henoe we
shall go baok to the oity's noise and
tumult, and what shall we carry henoe
with us? Vain, and empty, and use?
less will this commemoration be?if it
be merely a commemoration, and stir
not our heart and mind to some useful
purpose?some purer impulse. The
grander days of the fathers, should be
recalled, and this recurrence should
awaken a recurrence of the spirit of
that time. Men wore men, it is true,
then as now. This great soul had
enemies, and slanderers, and viliflers
then, as great men have now and will
have as long as greatness exists and
vilenesB can crawl and bite its heel ;
and yet when he died a wave of grief
and dismay, and an nnwakend sense of
gratitude swept over the entire land
and the voice of slander died i away,
even as the twittering of the sparrow
is hushed when the shadow of the
eagle'B wing is seen.
"Party strife was forgotten. Feder?
alist and Republican alike battened to
pay tribute, and a grateful oountry
heard no voice save that of lamentation
for his Iosb and admiration for his vir?
tues. Men saw then, as we Bee more
dearly now, that Washington waa the
oohesive force that had welded the jeal?
ous sovereignties of the States into
that perfect Union which today, sealed
with the blood of patriots, all of us
pray God may be perpetual.
his masonic MOORD
"It has been with some feeling
amused contempt that I have teen
stated and insisted upon that Waihl
ton wa? never a Mason, or If ever o
ceased to recognize his membership
obligation?. Washington never fai
to recognize any obligation from
greatest to the smallest. This wa? ?
of the charaoteristios of the.man, i
of the characteristic? ^of every tr
great man, one of the obaracteri?)
that man derives from God, to Wh
there I? nothing great or ?mall;
Whose august vision the fall of I
sparrow is observed as well as the wn
of a world. That Washington was mi
a Mason lu Fredericksburg Lodge ?
4, August 4, IT."?.!, no man can dei
I, myielf, have seen the record. Tt
he was a charter member of Alexand
Lodge mow Alexandria- Washingtor
No 22. and its iirst worahtpfnl maai
oan be proven by as indisputable e
deuce as that he was our first Presidei
That Lafayette was made a Mas
in his presence is beyond dispute, a
today we have here the Maaonio rega!
worked by Madame Lafayette preset
ed to Washington by Lafayette him??
and accepted by him as a Mason. A
today we have borne the Bible, t
jewels and the three lights borne
the lodge at his funeral as a Mason, 1
years ago, and I hold in my hand ai
speak the gavel he used when, cloth
as a Mason and acting a? Grand Mast
of Masons, he laid the cornerstone
the Capitol. What he thought of M
sonry can be easily found if anyoi
desires to find it in hit answers to tl
addresses of Masonic lodges in th
Uuion. Printed in his writings th?
are of easy access to every man, and I
it was who summed up the conclutl?
of the whole matter when he said, i
answer to the address of the Grat
Lodge of Massachusetts to their 'lllu
triout Brother George Washington,' c
the 27th day of Dec? tuber, 17'.?7. 'tl
great object of Masonry is to protnol
the happiness of the human race. '
"When emperort die minister? wa
at the doorway to speed to the expe?
tant heir the welcome news. Gen
monies formal, cold and stately awa
alike upon the birth and death of kingi
But this king of men died at he we
born, with none about him save thoe
dear to him?simple, plain unpreteud
ing, great in his simplicity. Love an
veneration were with him when h
died and the nation? of the earth w??r
mourning at his funeral.
A BOTTICI Of INSPIRATION.
" The observance of this anniversar
should not await another century. Her
each recurring anniversary of thl
man's death should be not merely th
gathering of the craft whoso member
ship he adorned, but of the people wh
owe to him the foundation of the!
greatness and their glory. Here lover
of their country should come to catel
the inspiration of his great life, th
purity ot hi? patriotism, the simplicit;
of bis character?the dignity of hi
manhood and the unostentatious piet;
of hit soul. Here the politician shoul?
oome to learn that purity, and rectitud?
and straightforward honesty is aspossi
ble In the art of government, and a
successful, as In any other science
Here the soldier should come to taki
courage at the rememberance that thi
soldier sleeping here overcame defea
with patience and comiuered viotorj
with self-abnegation. Here the "itizet
should come to le irn that his is no idl?
position In government where he is it
part a ruler; that service to one's conn
try Is due as long as life lasts. Her?
the man should come to learn how mat
can achieve greatness without tacrlflo
ing himself to ambition, and glory
without a stain npon his escutcheon.
"And here at this shrine we have
come, my brethren, to show that Ma?
sonry can never forget h< r illustrlom
dead ; can never forget that death is bul
the birth of immortality, and that
nothing that I? good In man, or worthy
of love and admiration, can ever die.
To speak to us today we have bidden
one who, like Washington, disdain?
not the humble badge of labor, the
Mason's apron ; who fills today tha chair
once filled by Washington.
"How shall I introduce him? I might
bid you hail him as the head of the
United Commonwealths, the chief of
the nation?your chosen ruler. I might
speak of him at the gallant soldier,
gallant upon the field and braver yet In
honoring the bravery of hit former foe
men. But I will not do so. I shall bid
you litten to the voice cf a Virginia
made Mason?the son of the great Com?
monwealth of Ohio, once a part of Vir?
ginia?whom Virginia Masonry claim?
here, yet gives him, aa Virginia hath
ever given, alike her lands and her
ohildren to her country, the American
Mason, our Brother William McKinley.
THE PRESIDENT'S Sl'EECH.
President MoKinley spoke as follows :
"We have juet participated in a ser?
vice commemorative of the one hun?
dredth anniversary of the death of
George Washington. Here at his old
home, whioh he loved so well, and
whioh the patriotic women of the
country have guarded with loving
hands, exercises are oonducted under
the auspices of the great fraternity of
Masons, which a century ago planned and
exeouted the solemn ceremonial whioh
attended the Father of His Country to
his tomb. The lodge in which he was
initiated and the one over which he af?
terward presided at worshipful master,
accorded positions of honor at hit ob?
sequies, are today represented here in
token of profound respect to the mem?
ory of their most illustrions member
and beloved brother.
"Masons throughout the United
States testify anew their reverence for
the name of Washington and the in?
spiring example of his life. Distinguish?
ed representatives are here from all the
grand lodges of the country to render
the ceremonies as dignified and im?
prestive as possible, and most cordial
greetings have come from across our
borders and from beyond the e??a
' 'Not alone in this oountry, but
throughout the world, have Masons
taken especial interest in the observance
of this centennial anniversary. The
fraternity justly claims the immortal
patriot aa one of it? members; the
whole human family acknowledges him
aa one of its greatest benefactors.
Public bodies, patriotic societies and
other organizations, our citizens every?
where, have esteemed It a privilege to?
day to pay their tribute to his memory
and to the splendor of his achievements
in the advancement of justice and lib?
rrty among men. 'His fair fame,
cure in its immortality, shall shl
thro' c mntlets ages with undlmlnlsb
A MISSION OF LIBERTY.
"The struggling Republio for whi
WashioRtou was willing to give !
life, and for whioh be ever freely sp<
his fortune, and whioh at all tin
was tbe object of his most earnest i
licitud?, has steadily and wonderfu
developed along the lines whlob 1
sagacity and foresight carefully plane
It has stood every trial, and at t
dawn of a new century is strong
than ever to carry forward
mission of liberty. During all the I
terveniog years it has been trae, f.
ever true, to the preiepts of the Oo
stitution whioh he and his illustrio
colleagues framed for its guidance ai
government He was the national arc!
toot, says Bancroft, the historian, a:
but fur him the nation could not ha
achieved its independence, oould n
have formed Us union, oould not ha
put tbe Federal Government into oper
tion. He had neither precedent n
predecessor. His work was origin
and constructive and has successful
stood the severest tests.
" He selected the site for the capit
of the Republio he founded and gave
the name of the Federal City, but tl
oomuiissiou substituted the name i
Washington as the more fitting, and
be a pt-tpetuul recognition of the se
vices of the commander-in-chief of tl
Continental Army, the president of tl
convention which framed the Cot
stitntloti and the first President of tt
Republic More than seventy milllot
of p- pi? acknowledge allegianoe to tt;
flag which he made triumphant. Tl
nation is his best eulogist and h
"I have beea deeply interested an
touched by the sentiments of his ooc
temporaries, uttered a hundred year
ago on the occasion of his death.
I "The Nov. Walter King, of Norwich
Ooun., in the course of an elcquen
Balogj delivered in that city on Jan
nary 6, lSiO, said in part: 'By on
mighty effort of manly resolution w
were born anew and declared our Inde
pendence Now oommenced the bl'icd;
contest for everything we held dear
The same Almighty Being by whoa
guidance we were hitherto conducts?
beheld us with compassiou and sav
what we needed?a pilot, a leader ii
tbe perilous enterprise we had under
taken He called for Washington, al
ready pr'-pired, anointed him as Hi
servant with regal dignity and put int<
bis hands the control of all our defens
ive ( ?e t.if i ns.
" * Bot h?re admiration tuppressei
nttetaaoe. Yonr own minds most fil
out tlii? Hctivei character of the man. A
defcrip'ioa of the warlike skill, tb<
pr if und wisdom, the prudence, thi
heroism and integrity whioh he dis
played in the character of the com
raiaiulct in-chief would suffer materially
in hands like mine. But this I ma]
nay?the eyes of all our American Israe
were placed upon him as their savioui
under the direction of Heaven, and they
were not disappointed. '
"The Rev. Nathan Strong, pastor oi
the North Presbyterian Church, in
Hartford, spoke as follows on Decem?
ber ^7, 1799.
an ?VOlLOI PBACBAVD WAR.
' ' 'He was as muoh the angel oi
peace as of war, as much respected, ai
deeply reverenced in the political cabi?
net for a luminous oooluess of dispo?
sition whereby party jealousy became
enlightened and ashamed of itself, as
he was for a coolness of command In
the dreadful moment when empires
hung suspended on the fate of battle.
His opinions became the opinions of
the public body, and every man was
pleased wi?h himself when he found be
thought like Washington. Under
the auspices of this great war?
rior, who was formed by the
providence of God to defend his coun?
try, the war was ended and America
ranked among the nations. He who
might have been a monaroh retired to
his own Vernon, unclothed of all au?
thority, to enjoy the bliss of being a
free private olti/.an This was a strange
sight, and gave a new triumph to hu?
man virtue?a triumph that hath never
been exceeded in the history of the
world, except it was by bis second re?
cess, which was from the Presidency
of the United States.'
''And on the day preceding, Decem?
ber 26, 1799, in the course of hit mem?
orable funeral oration before both
houses of Congress, Major-General Lee,
then a Representative from the State
of Virginia,gave ntteranoe to the noble
sentiment as forceful today as in those
early years of our national life :
"'To the horrid din of battle sweet
pesos succeeded, and our virtuous
ohief, mindful only of the common
good, in a moment tempting personal
aggrandizement, hushed the discontent
of growing sedttion and, surrendering
his power into the hands from whioh
he had received it, converted his sword
into a plowshare, teaching an admiring
world thnt to hs trnly great yon must
be truly good. '
HIS WISE EXAMPLE NEEDED.
' 'While strong with his own genera?
tion he is stronger even in the judgment
of the generations which have followed.
After a lapse of a century he is better
appreciated, more perfectly understood,
more thoroughly venerated and loved
than when he lived. He remains an
ever increasing influence for good in
evey port and sphere of action of the
Ropubllo. He is recognized u not
only the most farsighted statesman of
his generation, but as having had al?
most prophetic vision. He built not
alone for his own time, but for the
great future, and pointed the rightful
solution of many of the problems whioh
were to arise in years to oome.
"John Adams, the immediate snooes
sor of Washington, said of him in an
address to the Senate on the 38d of
' ' 'For himself, he had lived enough
to life and to glory. For his fellow
citizens, if their prayers could have
been answered, he would have been
immortal ? ? ? His exemple is now
compute, and it will teach wisdom
sod virtue to magistrates, citizens and
men not only in tbe pr?tent age, but in
foture generations, as long as our his?
tory shsll be read. '
"The nation needs at this moment
the help of his wise exemple In deal?
ing with onr vast responsibilities we
torn to him. Ws invoke the sounsel
A Splendid Heavy Weight Winter Undershirt, Natural (.ray, with doable shield
bosom and back, pearl buttons, ribbed Guffs snd bottoms, c?ose knitted and fleecy. Portner
price, 50 cents ; Closing Out Price, 371 cents. Bises 54 to 40. Drawers to match, 10 to 10.
A Beautiful White Wool shirt, Heavy Weight, Bibbed Oaffsand Bottoms, pearl but?
ons, French Neck, one pair to i bos former price, 75 centi : Closing Out price, 50 cents.
8izes, 34 to 46. Drawers to match, siz a 50 to W Brery man who wears I ndershiits at all
should see these 2 Lots.
E. W. Steams,
Opera House Dry Goods Store.
of hi? life and character and courage.
We summon hi* precepts that we may
keep hit pledge to maintain justice and
law, education and morality and civil
and religious liberty in every part of
our onuutry, the new a? well a? the
It i? a Real Pleasure to u? to ?peak
favorably ?if Pain-Killer, known almost
universally to be a good and safe
remedy for burnt and other pains of
the body. It is valuable not only for
cold? in wluter, but for various summer
oomplaints, and should be in every
family. The casualty which demands
It may oome unaware ? Christian Ad?
vocate Avoid ?ub??titute?, there is but
one Pain-Klller, Perry Davis'. Price
A Prominent Business Man's Suicide
Baltimore, Deo. H-William E.
Olarke, a former member of the dry
goods firm of Daniel Miller e\ Oo., of
this city, oomtnitted suicide this morn?
ing by shooting him-'It through the
He was wn walking along (tha?e
street, near Cathedral, when he sud?
denly drew a revolver, placed the muzzle
against the back of his head, and blew
out hi? brains.
Mr. Clarke recently sutT-red an at?
tack of la grippe, which is thought to
have unsettled his mind. He was
sixty years old A widow, two sous,
and a daughter survive him
Populists Against Fusion,
Birmingham, Ala., Deo. 11. ?The
Populitts State executive co?i?mittee at
a meeting here today det?.-i mined to op?
pose both Senator Morgan and Gover?
nor. Johnston, Democrats, for United
State? Senator, and to put a full-Hedg?
ed Populist candidate in the held. A
retolntion was adopted calling upon
M W. Howard, former Congressman
from the Seventh district, to make the
race and to canvass the State.
Howard it the only Populist ever sent
to Congress from Alabama. He served
two terms and achieved some notoriety
while there by writing a book entitled
"If Christ Came to Congress." The
production purported to depict Con?
The Populist committee also called a
State convention for the second Thurs?
day in May next to launch a complete
State ticket. All suggestions of fusion
with the Democrats were hooted down.
It it thought Howard will mike the
race for Senator.
The Mayor^of Tunis, Cuba, surrend?
ered a large tnpply of arms and am?
munition which had been concealed
In Santiago Province
All olatses in Hav.ina express satis?
faction with Gen Wood's appointment
as Governor-General of Cuba
Biaouabato, a mountain stroughold
in Luzon, has been captured by Amer?
Loss at Magersfonteln.
London, Dec. 14 ?A revised list of
the total losses to the British troops in
the battle of Magersfontein on Monday
places the number at BSI
Of these, 650 occurred among the
non-commissioned officers and men of
the Highland Brigade alone. The bri?
gade alio lost 12 officers killed. 10
wounded and ? missing.
Mra. Lizzie Miller Ellis, whose sen?
sational trial in Richmond, Vs., for
the murder of her infant attracted so
mnch attention, has been discharged
from the asylum at Willlamsbnrg.
Mrs. Ellit was adjudged intane at the
trial and tent tomb?t institution. She
It young and pretty.
in the War
Comrade S. Ho Burtis
Of LetrUton, 111., bid ?ome thrilling ex
parlen?'?-*, bal non? ?era ad ir.n.-edanReroiiB
iban BktBBfl of kit Ule heart trouble. Hu bay?:
"1 had ?evert palpitation of the heart
for vean. My physicians said I
was table to drop dead any nmm.nt.
Pulsation at times would be 150 a min?
ute and I could scarcely breathe. I
grew worse under doctor*? care and
began taking Dr. Miles* Heart Cure.
It gave me promet relief, and today I
am in good health."
la ?old by all dru?euita on guarantee
trat bottle benefit? or money back.
Book on heart and n?rvea aent tree.
Dr. Miles Medical Company, Elkhart, Ind.
These are the principal articles of interest right
now. C. W. JONES is showing only
New, Fresh, Clean Goods
in every line. When buying you had as well buy
On. lot waits Hlankeu
'?ie lot Wrote Ulankets at
tie per Mir. one ,ot White Hi nkets at ti 7?
pet pair line ot White Blankets, extra
larare. at Sri SB Those two aro extra hanraiua,
winch We cannot duplicate, v.
sume very tine lariri; white Blankets at ft ?-.
worth t? ."?i une otat SS SS, worth V
Ixiuafht aheai' ol'the Bd*r>tMM arel rou ure i he
At? 8.N H H-aaVfl-U
per purr, and all splendid values.
It Is HdmitteO by all our j
competitors, that we show iiv FA lithe best
tnd handmoirest stock in this market. Home
?pun-, limadeioths, Veneelan?, Serges, i h<-\
toit?, French Flannels, tnd many others,
with trlmmlnt-s. iiralds, Silks, etc., to match.
Lad m Wraps.
JA? I :
Une lot of food beaver
Clot? at !?; <><?. tine lot of A?traeh?n Jackets
ai *?( 00. Bitber of th?*ss two lott would i?e
chaap ut ?V5o, I>ut onr customer? set the
lien, fit ol ni'K early liuyiriw- Splendid ?to. k
ol tine Jacket? from $."? toSH
?' oth Cape? m
tl % BfJS, t: . ? . - ?. . : >?
a ?f? Mine bargain at $1.75, not to be ? 'iu?:
fi tor U-s than tl.
At CLtt, $1 7'.. ?.?.Vi. W.SO. Si.n, ST-H Tba.
moat complete lint we ha?.?* caer sbowD.
lui lio??, FurCo
the newest shape? and Une quality
This tells only of a few things. Come to the
store, and take advantage of the MANY things
has to show you.
HELLO, SANTA !
He It here with the largest display ?JjTOYB. IKON, TIN aid wood TOTS. DBDMS,
DOLLS. HOKNS, HOLL CAItKI AOBS, whkki.HaKKOv. S. TKl'NKS?Xmat tree orna
merit-. They are going fast. Come early before tbe_plck Is gone. We also call attention to
our other linee FIN?COLOOMI8 ! INK NBCKWBAR, CANDIES. MIXKI) NITS for the
holidays. Notions, Shoes. Clothing, Hosiery and rmlcrwear. Tinware and Oranlte. All
lines full up. Ws arc money tavert to you Call on us. join the daily in.-r?Mslng ranks. Tkt
people appreciate the low prices and best goodi. We treat you right.
BOSTON VARIETY STORE.
Next to McCracken A Bro.
309 Commerce Strett.
The Soldiers' Horns.
Senators Opie, Thomas L. T?te, of
Pulaski, and Thomas D. Gold, of
Clarke, are the State Senate committee
to investigate the Soldiers' Home at
The investigation promise?, to be a
very interesting one Scores of the
veterans at the Home have signified
their desire to be heard. Some will
criticise the management, while others
will defend it.
MAY MOVE THE HOME
There are several members of the
Legislature who are in favor of selling
the Soldiers' Home grounds near tbe
city and establishing a new h m- for
the veterans out in tbe county, at some
place far removed from oity or town.
It is probable that such a movement
will take shape before very long.
If all the veterans who wish to tes?
tify are given opportunity to do so, the
committee will have a task that the
average legislator will not envy.
For Over Fifty Year?
Mr?. Winalow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mil?
lions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success. It
soothe: he child, softens the gums,
allays a.? pains, cures wind oolio, and
t? the best remedy for Diarrhoea. I
will relieve the poor little sufferer im?
mediately. Sold by Druggists in every
part of the world. Twenty-five cents
a bottle. Be sure and ask for ' Mrs
w'inslrrw't Soothing Svrnu. "
Dissolution of Partnership.
The firm of Billtngsley & Taylor is
this day dissolved by mutual consent.
All parties baring claims against said
firm will present them duly authenti?
cated, and all owing said firm will
come forward and settle with L
J. Billtngsley, who will continue
L. J. BILLINGSLEY,
B. T. TAYLOR
Oarnatlon, Va., Deo. 11, 1899
Sale of Valuable
IN SPOTjYLYAHIA COUNTY, Yi
In pursuance ?it ?teerte of tbe Circuit Court
of Prcderlckuburg In lieazley va. lieazley and
Jack ?un v?. Ilea/.iey of Dt cemb?r a, I'M. tbe
nn?l'-r<?H"ned ?pedal commisttoncr? will ex?
pone to sale at public auction in front of the
Exchange Hotel, In Fredertckaburg, V_, at
12 o'clock m , on
Wedues?ay, Jan. 3,11,
all the land of t-*e late William Bea/ley de?
scribed in ?aid nilu. being; a tract of about
I OU acre? In the "Mineral Belt " In tbe coun?
ty of SpoUyivanla. V? . adjoining White Hall
and Kandoipb ??iild Mine?, and ?uppoaed to
contain gold, pyrite? an?! otb?-r mineral?. The
tract I? well watered and well wooded, and I?
alKiUt 2 mile? from Parker'? Depot, on the P..
p a i* h K
Terms of falo One-third of the purchase
money in 'cash and tbe remainder la two
ei-ual installment? at one and i wo rear? frote
date of ?ale. with 8 per cent. Interest thereon.
?al?l deferred payments to be secured by a
lion on the property, but a purchaser ?hall
have the privilege of paying all caah.
ST. 0S0 K. FITZHCOH,
JAMKl-1 I. I'OWBLL.
In the Virginia Circuit Cfcurt of the City of
I, Jame? P Corbn, clerk of tb? said court,
do certl y that the bond re<iulred of the Hpe
clal <<>mmit?loners by the decree rendered in
?aid causes on the 0th day of December. 1SBV,
baa bee? duly given.
Given UDder my hand a? clerk of the sal?!
court, thl? llth day of December. l?tw.
JAME.*- P. COKBIS.
dec!2 tueJtthurtoJana Clerk
YOU ?BE PlISTflKEH
If you think that your cough can't
be cured by Uook's Syrup of Wild
Cherry and Acetone. Originated
by old Dr. Jas. Cook, ?-.has been
relieving and curing Coughs,
Colds, eto. for 50 yeara
Prices 15c , 25c. and 50c.
Thousand? of Bottles have been
Johnston & Pearson,