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SATURDAY..UECKMl.KK IG. 1899.
Entered at the Postoffloe at Fredericks
burg, Va, as second.out? matter.)
Richmond, Frcdericksburg &
Boheeole tu effect November ltfth. lt>?lJ.
TKA1N3 LKAVB FKRDRKICKPKC lU.
* I II A. U. daily.
aie A. M. Haily except futiday. local, to
10.1 j A. M. Sundavtonly.
lujs A. M dar.) except Sunday.
l.>. 1-. M..|? > except Sunday. Hoes not
stop U-twoen Kredencksburg and guautico.
V..W P. M. dairy.
A.;- A. M daily. Btoss w.y a; I
A4, week dty?. v. .
Iocs' stops Suncays.
1-' I- P. M. dail> exoept Sunday. Makes all
1.-4 1'. M. Dai.y except Sunday. Stops only
at Mi ford, :?
t.i. I'. M. liai.y Stops mu,j at iHnswei: ?ud
0.44 P. M. Dally tna>u>'< ail laMtal iu;p?.
frawienckit'u:? and Uicbmond A>.coiu,.?a
Daily except iuuday.
stake? all local tl
Leave? Frederic asburg at S.isJ A. M Ar
rlVOS Klchmoird ?.i) A- M. Leaves Ulctimoud
at 4 P.M. Arr.oi Frederick?
Va. I". I'aylor. I ra tic Manager.
S. T. 1). Myers. Pr?sident.
0 0. OCX, Agent
KwdQwrters ?or B aiding Materials.
I keep all slnals ol North Carolina and V?r?
enla Lumber, dressed and unfi
6let, L-itn?. - I
erneut, Calcine P ?? Ha. r,
Bui.dmg ami I'avnig Brick, i.u and Iron
Booiing. ''ut and V? :rv Na: ~. a kinds Kcaiy
atizad I'aiiits arid Dry Pa.in, Unteed ? ?.
rurpentiiie. Drjer Varnitjh an,:
Lead. Paint Brutl
Ulatt and Putty. 1 arm Wagaus, H.a.! i arts
aad Hugg.ei. K. D. coll..
In sums of #luO and upwards ou first
Heus on Real Bstata
For further particulars apply to
JOHN T KNIGHT,
ISAAO HIRSH. Financial Sea
Merchants & Mechanics P B ?St L. A.,
jel7-6m Fredericksburg, Va
$2?,5oo. To Loan. $26 500.
THE ENTERPRISE BUILD?
money to loan on tln-ir liberal
terras, in sums to suit, from
III" up, on city and country
property Apply to
?l'o Main street.
GIVE MEA CHANCE
r?mate and do any
kind of builduig or r-pair work yon
want d>>ue either in town oc oonntry.
All wof? entrusted to me will ;
tn a thoroughly satisfactory manner,
and in quickest time p ?ssibie. Plans
and sp*>cificati^!i>i fm -r any
F. P. STEARNS.
Contractr and Builder
Toi Can Save Money
By taking a :? year pi icy in
THE 6E0P HUE !
A Fire Insurance Company
that is deservedly popular in
Prederickabiirg ;in<i vicinity.
Lowest Rates !
Rowlelt & Goolrick,
Agents, Frederioksburg, Va.
Successors to the late Oapt. Barney
FOR SALE !
Houses, Lots, Farms.
Houses on Princess Anin-,
Caroline, and other streets.
Lots on Prince Edward, Wil?
lis, Caroline, Hanover, Shep
herd, Ilawke, L?-wi>,Charlotte,
Maury Avenue, Lee Avnnu^,
and Washington Avenue
Farms of all sizes and prices
always for -ale.
S. Sydney Bradford,
Princess Anne street
The only Licenced Real Estate Agent
in the city.
Christmas is Coming.
I'rt'i'itre yourself In tira?'. Urdir
jug?. IT different tiian.ls of whiskey. I
er with Itrandle.-anci Wines. L >rd llaltimore
Whisker, the purest tape of Pennsylvania
Rye. "This brandi ?an particularly reeom
inend for it? purity and medicinal 'luaiitie?.
A few other banraitis : Kin* bear whiskey.
S4 r* i ara' : Annie Wood Whiskey. *2 per uni ;
Anchor l'.ye Whiskey. Jrj per i/.l.: Hourl. >n
Bye Whigkey. tlJO per kh! ; rppert.-n Kye
Whl?key. ?1 40 per sal.: Club Hou-ae XXXX
Whiskey, Si per ?ral.; J. W Harper Whiskey,
$4per?al : Indian Mi.I Whiskey, *i inr jral :
Star A Kye Whiskey, t' per gal.: Atider-i.n
County ltye Whiskey, fc.' per am A
plete Uni of Cltars, Clgarettaos. Tobacco and
Suple Groceries All ordert shall have my
prompt and Mreful attention. Order in tune.
MRS J. F MONROE,
;tl3 Commerce st.. I loksburf, \ a
Two King Oeorge Weddings
Uomorn, Va., Dec 15.?Miss Graoe
Scitvenor and Mr. Robert Kendall Ash
ton were married here Tuesday at old
St. Paul's Ohnrch, by Rev. B. T.
Turner, rector. The bride is a niece of
Hon. Preston Jobuson, of Kentucky,
Democratic candidate for attorney gen?
eral at the last election. The groom is
a brother of Mr. George Ashton, of the
National Bank of Washington.
Miss Annie Moore Jones and Mr.
Frederick Watson Payne, b- th of King
George county, were also married here
Tuesdiy by Rev. T. J. Wray, of the
Death of a Well-known Ex-Confederate.
Mr. Richard H Horner died at his
home near Marshall, Fauquier oonnty,
on Friday, the 8th inst., aged about 60
years. Mr. Horner was at the break?
ing out of the war between the Stales a
member of Ashby's cavalry. He sub
K'j'iT?1?' joined Oapt J. A. Adams's
oompany, whioh formed a part of the
6th Virvinia Oavalry of Gen. L-omax's
Oomme-icing November 16th,we will
sell round trip tickets Frederioksbnrg
to Washington, good for three days,in?
cluding date of issue, at rate of $2 76.
Round trip ti'-k"fn are nlready no sale
to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
I 0. O. Cox. A (tent.
L?ksI sod Curreol Coron^its
Mr Allen Smith, of King George,
was in the city yesterday
Dos-I fi?il to ??ce K T Baker'i
Mis? L?u Fritter, of this olty, is ill
with typhoid pneumonia.
Mr. and Mr? Champ Corbin, of
Caroline, were in the cuy jeateiday
Mr. H. P. C 'lemau, of Welch'?, Car?
oline oounty, wiia in lows yesterday on
Mrs Samuel A. MoGinnis, of Kiug
George, wan in town Thursday ou a
th i?. ing expedition.
Mr O. P Reonolds, a prominent
farmer and business man of L 'Uis-i.was
Dissolution of partnership See no?
tice alsewnere of I. J, l'.uling?-ly and
b. T. Taylor.
When in need of good oysters send
your orders to Johu M Griffin, (MX) Mam
Mr .1 w Rogers of the Government
Printing Office at Washington, is
?pending hi? vaoation here.
H Dannehl has soli to T. W,
Wood -v s ?un, teedsmeu, ?>f Riohmond,
Va , ln?r crop of oats for ?'>?> eeuts por
M.??- Fannie P. Ooleman, of orange,
baa retan ed h me afterapleaaant vwit
ti friend? m this oily and Newport
' Why I am not a Oampballlte'' will
tubjeol of a Bpeoial sermon ?t
ri-tian churcb Sunday night by
Rev S il Forrar
Mr. Milton Y Straebarger, wife and
f Baltimore, are nere to spend
X'iiiii holidays with the family of his
father. Mr. Victos Stra?burger.
Mr Frank P Steams also solv>?.l the
Onandier problem, which appeared In
tue la.-t is*ue of The Free Lance. Hi?
iibiae did not appear us having done so.
an turni-.ii you the correct fall
styles lu dr - -1 lkr*. millinery,
Ladies', Misses and Children's wrap?
Men's and Boys clothing, etc T. N.
Mr William Mort m and Mus Susie
Peake, of Or-?uge, were in the city yes
terday purchiieing Sunday tchool sup?
plies for Painuukey church f??r the
Mr C .1 Wiiliittn-i.wbo is engaged in
the mercantile business at Dorsey, How
.'.]?y, Md w ho hi?? been (>n a brief
riMt i? Sp t?y Ivan la oounty, where he
formerly was engaged m bttl
turned home yesterday
There is nothing a true friend will
?:i ?re appre iat.< than a beautifully
?iuished ?Jarbion Phutograph of yourself
thtaXmaa The D.-?vis Gallery here
can uiaka them fir yon See their
Our men - : il S3 60, be?
cause we ?1 ' not ??ay the manufacturer
i on th? expanse of adver
lising in magazines all ?ver the I'ui
r^e manufai-turer fixing the
retail pti e. We fix ? ur own price.
J. W. Th'.mas.
Grand Junior Deacon Quinn.
? rfa Free Lb
Alexandria, D-;c 15, '99, 4 P, M
Right Worshipful S. J ?^uinn, of
Frederick?burg. was today elected to
tbe ? t!i e of Grand Junior D'a
A pre**v :n?rri?g?? was solemniz-d at
B'thel Bip'ist chnrch. which bad b'?n
artistic?ily decorated with evergreen,
ferns and.p ?tted plants for tbe occasion,
Wednesday night,at 7 o'clock, the con
tra??ing parties being Mr. Beujamin
P. Lee and Mi?s Be'tie Chinn. the at?
tractive daughter of Mr R. T Chinn.
f Stafford The bride was at?
tired in a traveling suit of green cloth
with hat and gloves to match, and
carrying white bride's roses. They
entered the church to the beautiful
strains of the wedding mar h rendered
by Miss Mary W. Lee.
The a'teudents were Mr. Turner
Chinn, brother of the bride, with
Miss Lucie Chinn, cousin of the
bride; Mr. B P. Brook, with Miss
Lorna Chinn, sister of tbe bride,
and Mr. Kimund DeCator with Miss
Su?ie Chinn, cousin of the bride. The
bride's maids were gowned in white
organdie aud white ribbons, carrying
white ro?es. The ceremony was per?
formed by the bride'? pistor, Rev. W.
W Owens, after which Mr and Mrs.
Lee left for Arkendnle, where they
will reside in the future.
The marriage of Miss Sarah Fairfax
Douglass, daughter of Dr. W W. Djug
lass, of Warsaw, Richmond oounty, to
Joseph W. Chinn, Jr , at St John's
Protestait Fpisoopal Church Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock was a very bril?
lant uiTiir. The church was hand?
somely deotMrated with flowers and ever?
greens, aud the chancel was a garden
of p iltus, roses aud ohrysanthemums,
presenting a beautiful scene. Thecere
mony was performed by Rev A B.
Obinn, of Middlebnrg, Ky., brother of
tbe groom. Miss Mary Logan Douglassi
sister of tbe bride, was maid of honor
and Mr. Walter N. Chinn, of Rich?
mond, brother of the groom, best man.
The ushers were Dr. Liuneelot Segar
and Messrs. W. T Mayo, A. G. Mal
lory, P. B. Taylor, Elias Sharp and B.
H. Baird. Immediately after the cere?
mony Mr. and Mrs. Chinn took the
steamer for Washington on a bridal
t >nr Wedding presents were numerous
and costly and consisted of silver, cut
Let Your Mother Hold the Reins
A young gentleman and lady of
Orange came to this city a few days
ago in a buggy. En route the horse
became frightened at an approaohing
heavy loaded wagon covered with new
white tenting and drawn by six horses.
The horse attaohed to tbe buggy at?
tempted to turn, threatening the turn?
ing over of the vehicle. The young
man dropped the reins, jumped out and
caught the horse by the bridle. The
old negro driver of the team Bang out :
"Bobs, you 1b running a great ritk
dropping those reins ; why did you not
let your mother hold them while you
caught the horse. " It is needless to
say the young man had a case of
Two resolutions introduced in the
House of Representatives by Repiesent
ative Williams, of Mississippi, are be?
lleved to indicate the polioy of the
Demooratio party in regard to the
Philippine?. Tbey advooate self-goy
eminent and national independence for
Funeral oi Mr. Nelson Barrit Nottt and
'Correspondence of The Free Lan?.
Za, Va., Deo. U, 1599.
On Monday. November ?Mith, tho re?
mains of Mr. Nelson Harris, who died
with pneumonia on the preceding day,
were iuterred in the family burying
ground, at "Ohorry Grove, " his home.
Mr. Harris was a kind, good man, and
will be greatly missed in hi? neighbor?
truite a large crowd gathered at Mt.
Her un m last Sunday, It being regular
service day at that church Kev. Au?
brey Williams preached a tine sermon,
which has been much complimented by
all who heard It We were greatly re?
lieved to know that our pastor wonld
not accept.tho call to Richmond, which
had been extended to him. but would
OontinuS here aui thai year
Mus Georgia Laws, who is teaching
at Dr. Ooavmea's, at Uineral City,
st>-Mit Saturday and Sunday with friends
at "Green I,
Wo are glad t I n M thai Mr 0 R.
i'eake and daughtet. of Belnioiit. who
have been quite sick, are improving
The village of Powellton is growing
rapidly, Mr. Arthur Dickinson having
lately opened a large store on bis loi
Ws are looking forward t< gres I
things for our little t iwn In tlr
The weather is flue and onr fanners
seem to be well up With their work.
Most of them have slaughtered th?'ir
nui are DOW laying in an ?bnud
ant suriily of wood for the ('hristmas
Miss Mary Augusta Holladay, who Is
teachiug near Lewiston,spent Saturday
and Sunday at "Woo I side, the h >ms
of her mother.
Mr Hugh Lewis ,.f Hichmond, Is
visiting at " l'r ispeet Hill "
Farmers Supply and Home Beneficial and
Endowment Society Elect Oitlcers.
Fruleruksburg, \*a , Dec. IS, '99
The stockholders Of the Farmers Sup?
ply and H mie Hem ti.nal and Endow
ruent Society of Virginia met "ii the
at) r? l date in an udj' urued meeting of
the subscribers for the pun' '?'?*' of sleet?
ing tbr (Boers of the s -ty fur the
BOSnlng year, Kev. Willis R iblnsOD.
ut of the society, presiding
The president stated the object <'t the
tioo Of the
Officers mni'h debate was allowed us 10
the legality of the meeting by those
who faltad to attend th? subscribers
meeting, but tne president derided that
ths meeting was legal and heldiu strict
c nf Ttuity to the statutes of Virginia,
under which the chait^r of this s >uitty
was granted, and by legal advice of
counsel, and that he iuteuded to pro?
ceed and elect the officers by tin se who
were entitled to vote in this meeting
wh i wer?o the stockholders alone
Do m itiOfl the followingctlicers sere
declared elected for the ensuing > >r
Rev Willis M. Robinson. Q N M .
George Thomas, vice N M ; Joseph
Q N i-ecretary; Arthur Fx,
Q N. treasurer ; Mary Ann Holmes,
U N. Mrs . Boots Tibbs. G N. G ,
Lindsay Jackson, G. tf, I 8. ; James
Taylor, U. N. 0 S ; Jacob Carter, Ci.
N. R A. ; Lucy Taylor, G. N. L. A. ;
Ann Turner. G. N. ft 0. ; Andonia
Be itt, ?. N. L O ; Landonta Robin
son, A. secretary
Board of Dirictors-R-v Willis M.
Robinson, presideot; George Thomas,
vioe president ; Joseph Russell, (?ecre
tary ; Arthur Fox, treasurer; Jacob
Carter, Roots Tibbs, James Taylor?
Emanuel Holmes, Lindsay Jackson.
Trustees?Joseph Russell, Gecrge
Thomas, Emanuel Holmss.
Head of the Children's Department?
Mattie Winston, Sr., M. ; Daphney
Gilmer, Jr M ; Mignon Gilmer, sec?
After the payment of the assessments
o? the stock and the calling of the
Board of Directors to meet next Monday
night at 8pm., the stockholders meet?
ing adjourned to meet again when call?
ed by the president.
Rev. Wm M. Robinson,
Joseph Russell. Secretary.
Grand Lodge of Matons.
The Grand Lodge of Masons of the
State of Virginia met in its annual
session in Alexandria Wednesday night
with a full representation.
At the banquet Oapt. S. J. ?.?ainn,
of this city, responded to the
toast, "Fredericksborg Lodge No.
4, which was present at Washington's
Masonio birth. "
On Thursday night thero was no ses?
sion of the Grand Lodge the Masons
and ladies attending a magnificent
banquet and reception by the grand
mis'ers of the different States held at
Williard's Hall in Washington.
At the session of the Grand Lodge,In
Alexandria, Wednesday night, every
grand jurisdiction in the United States
and mtauy from across the ocean were
represented, each by its Grand Master,
and a majority of all the lodges ex?
tended their greetings. Suoh a com?
munication as that of Wednesday night
has been an impossibility In the past,
and is a very remote possibility for the
Bishop Gibson's Appointments.
Bishop Gibson, of the Episoopal
church, will visit the following points
on dates named :
Lewlston, Saturday December 16,
at 7 p m .
Court House, Saturday, December
16th, at 11 a m.
St. George's Chapel, Sunday, Deo?
ember 17th, at 3 p. m.
Monteithville, Monday, December
18tb, at 3 p m.
Aqula Church, December 20th, 11
Clifton Church, December 21st, 11
Dumfries, December 21st, 7 p. m.
Lient. Churchill Escapsi from Boeri.
Lonerenoo Marquez. Delagoa Bay,
Dec. 14 ?Winston Ohurohill, the news?
paper correspondent and former officer
of the Fourth Hussars, who was cap?
tured at the time of the armored train
disaster near E-tcourt, November 16,
has escaped from Pretoria.
Charles Oaroeal, son of Edward Car
neal, of this city, was adjadged insane
by board yesterday.
The ni,i-t Imp irtant f ature of P I?
notday'a ?eaaion of the Legislature was
the introduction of a bill for the taxa?
tion of public franchisee at real property
This measure, presented in the Senate
by Mr. Lopton, I? modeled after the
Ford law of New York. This law. it
it claimed yields |18.000.000 Mr
Lupton holds that franchi?*? ?hi ?ill be
?object to the tame tax m realty It
the Lupton bill should become a les? il
would probably yield several million
dollars It will, however, provoke the
strongest opposition of any measure jet
suggeated aud it in u line with tttei
stringent legislation which it i? pro
posed to enaot to make the great oot"
porations of the Commonwealth bear a
greater prop?>rti?m of the tax burdens
These, It is certain, will make an or?
ganized fight not only against the
Lupton bill, but on slmiliar proposi?
tion affecting their interest?
Senator Munfurd introduced a hill to
incorporate the Siuth Atlantic Life In?
surance C ?nipany, with a minimum
oapital of $100,000 anil maximum of
?J-.'ioOOOO The principal offloB i? t I be
in Kiihmoud The ?harter member? are
pi imlnsBl business men aud ?np?ii-'?
The indloatlont are that there will be
prompt action ni repealing ?>r amend?
ing the pre-ieut land-grabbers' law.
Tne Honae Oommittee ?>u Finan? ?? ihm
directed to rep >rt a hill Monday or as
- ?i thereafter as practicable repealing
thi? law. Mr. George Wayne
f Richmond,offered a bill in that
i' ?ty propo?ing highly iinp.irtant
amendment? to the existing BOB, 1 bis
removwall <>f the mo?t ob
provisions of the same
Mr. Flo ?d has mtroilu cil a bill in
nets Inoreaaing th" tax on fertil?
izer bonds from $10 to ISO There is a
i-trong pre??nre for a tuinage tax as
i mended by <>' ?v.'riior Tylei \n his
At the ' ?uclualon Wednesday of the
regular business of the H >nse opp *?
tunity was given representativas of
th-< Pan-American 0 ?n^-re??? to pre-eit
reas'iu? why Virginia sh ? ! 1 make an
appr ?priati??n It an exhibit at the Buf?
falo Exposition in 1901 <; \' i?i t
Tyler introduced the visitors, and Ool.
.! B Webber, one of the repi?
tives. presente?! the reas ms why this
-hould be represented. The G v
ernor?indoreed tne pr ?p ??iti ?n and urg?'i
the advantage? of th?> Btate having an
exhibit ?m the txcassl in referred t??
Vi-wz fr:*n thl Lower Sippahas*::c]t.
Irvirgton, Ya , D-?? not er M < hir
village was thrt'Wii in' ni n
Sunday, when it w*? ascertained
that Miss Ona Willey, ibe l5-year?old
danght?r of K W Willey, of thi? place,
had left M marriage bent, with Mr
J?.?eph George, a young man of
2?! years of age, and residing h-re
Mi?s Willey ?tarted from her home in
the morning presumably fur Sunday
- n ol, and was met on the road by
Mr George in his buggy They at
once made all possible sp?ed for Coan
\Sharf, where they took steamer for
Washington and were married the f 1
I laying day. They returned Wednes?
Mr It ?beit J Jones and Mr?. Cathe?
rine K llabbi.nl. both of Northam I er
land county were quietly married at the
brtde'a home recently, by Rev. W ('.
Hammond. QattS a ?ingular coinci?
dence was noted in connection with
thtt marriage, in the fact that the
bridegroom's first wife and the bride's
first husband died on the tame day, a
little more than a year ago
It it estimated that there are 150,000
hu.?hels of oysters planted in Carter's
creek, and only waiting for better
price? before they will be told.
Holiday Excursion Rate?, Season 1899-1900.
For the Christmas Holidays the Rich?
mond, Fredericksbnrg and Pot imao
Railroad will sell round trip tickets to
point? on it? line and to Alexandria
and Washington at reduoed rate?. Tick?
ets on sale December 22nd, 23rd, 24th
and 25th, and December 30th, Slit, and
January 1st, good going only on date
of sale and for continuous passage in
each direction; final limit January 4th,
1900. ?. O. Cox. Agent,
dec 12-j an 1
Ladyimith Garrison Said to Have De?
London, Dec. 14?A dispatch re?
ceived here from Weenen. Natal, dated
Deoember, 11, tayt that the Ladysmith
garrlton has made a sortie and destroy?
ed the Modder Spruit bridge
Modder Spruit, or creek, is a little
stream eattof Ladysmith, nor far from
Lombard's Kop It is crossed by the
road to Halpmakaar and it is this high?
way bridge to which the dispatch ap?
It Is difficult to understand why the
garrison should destroy the bridge, ex?
cept to further some mysterious plan to
trap the Boers. In fact, the whole
story is a transformed report of the
second sortie from Ladysmith, which
took place 8unday night.
Modder spruit should not be con?
founded with the Modder river, in
Kentucky Democratic committees, at
a meeting in Frankfort, decided that a
contest should be made before the Legis?
lature for the seating of William Goe
bel as Governor.
The Civil Service Reform League, at
a meeting in Indianapolis,Ind., Thurs?
day criticlaed President MoKlnley for
hi? civil tervice order of la?t May.
The American Federation of Labor,
in eettion at Detroit, adopted a resolu?
tion in favor of reducing the United
States standing army to 25.000 men.
Representative Thayer, of Maiaachu
setts, a Democrat, made a speech in the
House Thursday in faror of the onr
renoy bill. The Republican leaders
anticipate a majority of 3fl for the bill
when the vote Is taken.
Mr. Robert Lancaster Williams and
Miss Rebekab Gustavia Watkint, were
married Thursday night at the resi?
dence of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Charles Watkins, in Richmond, Va
Mr. Williams is one of the best known
young financiers In the Sooth He is a
member of the firm of John L Williams
& Sons, and is prominently identified
with large interests :n Richmond, Nor?
folk, Petersburg, and other eitle?.
810 Man. Street.
rSebrat'i Old Stand
.111 -t received FILL LINE
CANDIES, TOYS, ETC.,
Vvt Christmas trade, and Invite yvur
attention t<> LOWEST PRICES to be
found in towu for
Nice, Fresh Prenota Candy, So pound.
Sti k Candy, Drops. Etc., 8c piund
Oboool ?ie Dropsy 11 jc pound.
Peppermint /. ssnges, 12a j> ?uml
Mixed Nuts, ISO pound
<?uiger Snaps, 5c poand
Oystet (JrurkerH ( milted), Be pOOOd
Dolls & Toys all Prices.
AT LOWB8T PRICKS.
The tru?t? have made heavy sdvsnces
OB 1'Al'KR AND ENVELOPES, but
we Ht 111 have them at nld prices.
Paper 3 and 4o. qnlre.
Knvelopes Ko. package
Ink So. bottle.
Clnthos Pius lo. dozen
to buy your Shoes. Tinware and Gro?
ceries of every kind.
k] IndncementS to Churches and
0 MAIN STREET.
(Setaree'l Old Stand, i
Is It True?
? i t. ii heard that rou I 11 th<
? lpl( 10 HII'I ?
un st AP La i. io?
.. o..i i
? r la'l In levi ?r antl l ta? thi m but
? Seeing is Believing.' "
Xmas Candies for Sunday
R*i i) thing ? ? liools
i . et.
Candies For All !
l m \, m. >ii. i n. Uni'
line?, iiuttortcoti it. < ti.?
. ii Mixture* : run
?? .. liar an'! lia : Misture*, Platted, Uoun ed
I', .nai* i u ??-??. all
trades. Marthmallowa, ??urn Drops, i ?r.i
ii \~k rott IT.
Canned Goods in Stacks.
Kitte .-un ir ' m. ? hopp? ?! and Wh >?e. White
i al. Peach? t. Crawford
- w httc Pi otath, Lima
it-an? II r*trawherrtea, KartyJune
Peae, I r.-ii. ri Pi it, He m linked
i mm, i ? a -t. r lia* Asparaffus. Aprtc it-., Ilart
let? ? al. Peart, Pine Applet, Pumpkin,Ore* n
Everything in Fr^gprve-d (?oo?l9
Mint.' Meat that makes Good
No non trouble to cook 11 roureell
vouwantto. w\ havt it HK.\ I? v MAliK.
Hut If fOU Will trinke It yrnirie.l, v? can ?ell
Mp.tinei Itroo, white uml Leghorn,
Orange and l.<-ra?ii Peellnea, Kalalnt. 8oeded,
it, Ixindoo Lavcr?,Muscatel and Valen
rrante, cleaned u i Washed, Mates,
Klgsand ?Extracts of ? rvery name.
I'jh* mid Mutter. Mottnm of the
Do not buy until you gne
our linn and g^t our prices.
The Modern Grocery,
W. L. Burruss,
Send for onr Catal??gu??.
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The best remedies that can be
put up?no huuiburg patent medi?
cines?but of genuine and real
merit Our word for it, they will
undoubtedly ?rive entire satisfac?
tion. The prices too are a consid?
Iron Tonic Pills, blood maker and
nerve tonic. SOc
Klar Syrup, oonatlpatlon cure. . . Mac.
Syrup HypophnHphltos Co. . 75c.
(Quinine Hair Tonic, . . . 50c.
l-.yj Water. ? ready relief, . . ses.
Kmiilslon i'od Liver ?I I, . . T5c.
Rheumatic and Nerve and Mono
l.inlmunt. . . . . ?Re.
Sarstparilla Compound, . He.
Clea 4 Cernean?
Large Scow Launched.
A large scow built by the Petersburg
Iron Works Company for the Virginia
Dredging Company was launched at
Petersburg Thursday. The scow is 186
feet in length, 36 feet wide and 16 feet
deep and cost $8,000. The Petersburg
Iron Works Company is to construct
another soow of the same size
for the same company, and also
has a number of Government and
other large contracts to fill. Our
highly esteemed townsman, Mr. O. E
Hunter, is a member of this company
and we congratulate him upon the suo
oess of the Iron Works which Is due
largely to his push and business en?
The home at Ashland of Col. Thomas
Whitehead, late Commissioner of Agri?
culture, was destrored by fire Wednes?
A Life Ani Death Fight.
Mr. W. A. Hlnes of Manchester, la .
writing of his almost miraculous escape
from death, says t 'Exposure after meas?
les induoed serious lung trouble, which
ended in Consumption. I had frequent
hemorrhages and coughed night and
day. All my doctors said I must soon
die Then I began to use Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, which
completely cured me. I would not be
without It even if it cost $5 00 a bottle
Hundreds have nted It ou my recom?
mendation and all say It never fails to
cure Throat. Chest and Lung trouble "
Regular siz? 50o and $1 00, Trial bot?
tle free at M. M. Lewis' Drug Store.
'.. in driving may be maired by a horse that shies.but
-?*. | : the timid driver can feel secure when he is seated
-, in one of our reliable Buggies. Their perfect con
\pi atruction, light and easy running gear, luxurious
' upholstery and finish, as well as their new and up
<*s&*-> to-date designs, make them comfortable, stylish
t^W| and safe, and render them general favorites with
CHANCELLOR & RAWLINGS,
FARMERS' SUPPLY STORE,_FREDERIOKSB?BQ, VA
I5.-di.le8 mir regalar line of Dry Gotxls, Notions, Fancy Goods, House Furnishing Goods,
Millinery Qoods, .M?n's 8uits,Boys' Suits, Men's and Hoys' Ov?*r?.'<>ats, Boys' Reefers, Ladies'
:iik1 Children's Wraps, Trunks, ?fcc., we have Hundreds of QSefal articles that would be highly
sppreciated by your tt'ii*n?ls as Christmas Presents.
T. N. Brent
THE DIXIE. s
C This is a very popular little SHELLER, especially for those p
0 who do not raise large crops. Price is very reasonable.
R Can sell you a fine Double Sheller for more money. Call or
N write to us. p
DECKEft & ALRICH. 5
Remember Our "Success" Air
Tight Wood Heaters, best made
W. A. BELL & BRO.
CAR LOAD SOLID OAK
Bed Boom Suits,
At Old Prices.
Remember us when you are on th
lookout for Bargains in Housefurnishinj
Goods. Wholesale and Retail.
W. A. BELL & BRO..
1)13 Main Street. FBKDEBICK8BURG, VA.
Christmas at BEANNAN'S.
Finest display of Finest Qoods ever displayed in Fredericksburg.
CANDIES, RAISINS, NUTS, DATES, GRAPES,
ORANGES, BANANAS, APPLES, FIGS, FANCY CAKES,
and CRACKERS, FRENCH PEAS and MUSHROONS, FANCY
CHEESE, GELATINES, CHOCOLATES, LEMONS,
Flavoring Extracts and everything that heart could wish, all of which were bought for you.
S**e our utock, get our prices and be convinced as we are that?" It Pays to Buy the Best."
IV. L. BRANNAN.
\A / A *V I -T" CT" r^_ __ Every man and woman that visits Fredericksburg for
VV /A IN I ?mZ- \-J m " "pleasure or business to visit our store and see the BAR
GAINS and Newest Goods for Fall and Winter in
PLAIN, FANCY, PLAID AND BLACK DRESS GOODS,
Cloaks, Capes and Furs. Blankets and Flannels. Silks for Waists. Near
Silks for Linings from 12 ic. up.
for the Fall is one of the largest that has ever been shown in town. Come
and look for yourseli at
924 MAIN STREET. HIRSH'S
Charged With Burning Two Cannin*
Warsaw, Va , Dec. R?Charlea R.
Lewii, of Lewisetta, Northumberland
countv, and a negro named Henr]
Howell, were arrented last night anc
taken to Iloathavllle and lodged It
jail, oharged with having burned th?
canning tactorv of Thomas H. Fallin
at (Joan, and a like factory of L. W.
Courtney, at Mnndy's Point. The for?
mer factory wu burned in 189?, and
the latter was bnrned last year. The
preliminary trial.was postponed foi
ten days, in order to secure witnesses
and the accused were refused ball.
Mr. Lewis at one time was a man ol
great wealth, baring engaged largelj
in the oyster business at Lewisetta.and
owned and operated ? magnificent line
of steamers plying between Baltimore
and Washington. In late years he met
many reverses, and has lost about hii
entire wealth. He takes his arrest and
A SUBE CUBE FOB CBOUP.
Twenty-nre Years' Constant Use Without
The first Indication of croup is
hoarseness, and in a child subject to
that disease it may be taken as a sure
sign of the approach of an attack. Fol?
lowing this hoarseness is a peculiar
rough oough. If Chamberlain's Oough
Remedy is given as soon as the child
beoomee hoarse, or even after the
oroupycoughappears.it will pre?ent
the attack. It is used in many thousands
of homes In this broad land and never
disappoints the anxious mothers. We
have yet to learn of a single instanoe
in whloh It haa not proved effectual
No other preparation can show such a
record?twenty-fire years' oonstant use
without a fallare. For sale by M. M.
You will find a large assortment of
holiday Roods, floe stationery, elegant
perfumery, beautiful oologne bot'les.
leather (roods, etc. at Hull's Hawke'a
Spectacles make a nioe Xmas present.
Bev. Dr. Laoy'i Successor
Norfolk. Va,, Deo. 14?The Seoond
Presbyterian ohurch has call Rev. J.
Ernest Wadler, of Alexandria, bb pas?
tor tOBucceed Rev. W. S. Lacy, D D.,
Wheat, 63 to 68 ; ocrn,88 to 40, meal 90
to 100 per400 pounds ; oato, 36 to 30 ;
fowls (lire), 6 to 6<?. ; turkeys dressed,
9 to 10; live, 6 toj 8 ; ohlckens,
e<-? to 7 ota. per lb. ; lard, 7
to 8 ; eggs, 18 to 18K ots. ; butter
12 to 80; hams, 10 to 11)?, Irish
potatoes, 65 to 65 ; beef, 8 to 8>? ; veal
4 to i%; Pork, 4 to i% ; hides
(green),6 to 7 .hides (dry),8 to 10 ?hides
(green) salted, 7 to 9.
Wool?Unwashed, 19 to 30; washed,
33 to 36.
Tb? a ram st?rkst
The grain markets oloeed yesterday
as follows :
Chicago? Wheat, Deo. 8678 ; May
69s_ ; Corn, Deo. 81^ ; Deo. oato, 33^.
New York?Sonthern wheat, 70 to
73 ; Southern oorn, 89 to 40.
Baltimore?Southern wheat, 68 to 70;
Southern oorn, 35 to 38.
Rlohmond?Wheat, ?56 to 73: oorn,
88 to 40.
Alexandria?Wheat, 60 to 65 ; oorn,
86 to 88
?The asnal variety of?
All of the above fresh and of the
FINEST quality. Call and see.
Magrath & Chesley.
ARD DBAL1B IK
Qenti' Furnishing Qoods
My Stock is now complete In every depart?
ment, oonsisting of the latest styles and best
fabrics from French, English. Hootch and
American manufactures, selected with the
greatest care with the view to supply the
wants and taste of evsry customer, ftrrsry
Bottom Prices and Satlstactlo.
Also full line of Gents' Furnishing Goods
such as Ureas Shirts, Nightshirts, Drawers,
Collars, Cuffs. Uloves, Buspenders, Scarfs,
Ties, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Half
Hoee, Scarf Pint. Cuff and Collar Buttons.
Watch Chains and Charms, Bilk, Alpaca ami
Gingham umbrellas, Ac.
taw" Call and axamine our iteefr
of Stock Holders.
The Stockholders of The Free Laaoe
Newspaper, Book and Job Printing
Company of Frederlcksburg, Va , are
hereby notified that the annual meet?
ing of the company will be held at the
Office of The Free Lance Newspaper,
in Frederlcksburg, Va, on
SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 30th, 1899,
at 2 p. m , for the election of a Presi?
dent and Directors and for soch other
business, as may lawfully oome before
S. J. QUINN,