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to ?.?cd to the Agricultural. Commercia! and Manufacturing Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
vol. lr>.?No 149
Fredericksburg Va Tuesday. December 19, 1899.
Price 3 cents.
J. T. LOWEBY k il,
Hand in Hand.
ONLY ONE HEADQUARTERS
FOR TOYS AND XMAS NOVELTIES.
LARGEST STOCK EVER EXHIBITED.
Wholesale and Retail, i
Is gained by delay in making your selections for
Our lines are all ready and are open for 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. McCracken, Bro. & Co..
?-WH01.B8ALS ISO RtTalL?
GROCERB AND LKUOR M-ALKR
Ofler Ten Thousand Gallons FUKK RYE
and BOl-RBON WHISKIES, from the fol?
lowing well known Graft & Co.
of Ohio; Boone County Distilling (Jo., of
Kentucky Monticello Dis'illery. of Mary?
land, ana W. F. Gray, of Pennsylvania.
Agent? for Berg*.ier A F.ngle s Lager Beer?
They also offer Stapieau 1 Fancy Groceri?)i
Agricultural Implement? Seeds Guaio. aud
MRS. J?NCIE MONROE,
Liquors and Groceries,
Commerce 31, FREDERICKS Ut?G,U
1 am tbf ? I re of the oel?
AHPLEW'ooD WHI8KEV. laso ki
sradc? o( WhleBey, fro*_$l.t?> ui? to t?
?rall?n. King Lear Whiskey at ?4.?m. l??! 11
the world. Al'I'LE UEANDI E8 frutu (S.OU to
A full stock of Corned Potomac Her
Consult yoor Interest l?y i ailing on mo be
fore buying or making y ?our purchases.
MKS. JBNCI1 MON ROB.
FAMILY GKOCKR1K8 OK AID KlVDfl
My itock of Liquor? i? large, ciDiiiting at
Foreign and Domestic BRA N
1-nre Applewood and Farmers friend Purr
Rye Whiskey. $2 a gallon.
MAGNIFICENT APPLE BRANDY WAR?
EUQEN E BODE.
O?'. WMMUKCK ANO LlBaHrr
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebrated brand of KENTUCKY
PURE RYE WHIUKEY guaranteed 100
proof and 2 yea's old at 12 per g.illon is for
?ale by Mrs J. F. Monroe, Com mere*
?treet, Frederieksburg, \ a. For tla-orit
has no superior at the price. It is smooth
pleasant to drink, and there is not a hea?i
ache in a gallon (Jome aud try it. and von
will buy no other.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Pore Rye Whiskey, Pure, Old Rum, Part
Holland Gin. Pure Sherry Wine, Pure
French Brandy, Pure Apple Brandy
Pure Peach Brandy, Pare Blackberry
Brandy. A complete stock of Lionon
for medical use at the old Reliable
Grocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE & BRO.
Cor. Main Commerce 8t?
IT PAYS TO
Just reason with MUnelf a f. w u
and jou will agree with us thai it pav
ict Pure Ooo?!s f ,r the same money >> "u no?
j>ay for Adulterate?!'.?> da.
' Kail In line with the masse? and go to
where yon win get your BBoaey'a worth. Pure
Goods and Ho -ist Meaiuru.
Our Liquors are Unexcelled.
Goldi n Star. $1 20 a gallon
Choleo K?e. I ?"
Helle ot V rginla. 1 80"
Apple lilo.-8??m. 175" "
Farmers'Delight . ? ?.
Kentucky Club. ?00*
Kentucky Daisy (white). ? mi "
Oolonei. IPO** '
Kin? or Kentucky. BIS*"
Canada Rye, which is the finest medicinal
wh'skey distilled, at S3 OJ gal.
Continental B-oui Mash at 13.00 a gal.
Apple Drat d v tf 00 and BU. OU a ?ral
Alio Peach, Ginger, French and liiackl.erry
Brandie?, Rums, Gins, Wine? and Heers.
We appreciate your patronage.
Strasburger & ?Son,
215, 215J, Tenth at.
A. B. Botts & Co.
PIER, Lift and ACCIDENTS IHoUR
Ui?i ??? BIS O mmerce Street.
K- pre -?ents sixteen first-class compan?
ies Rates low as th" lowest, and lossen
promptly adjusted and paid.
ar I REi'RESEMT ONLY THE .sW
of this rtountry and Europe. Assets
" over fifty million dollars. Low
rates and just settlements.
S. WILLIS HOWARD,
UfSURANCB AND COLLECTION AGENT.
Just received a large lot o?
Blinds, Cypress Shingles
N. C. Flooring and
which I soli cheaper than an; one eite
In the city.
? and Ki't my prices before buying.
Ii .1. MARSHALL. K. E. SMITH
We are now manufacturing
PURE SPRING WATER.
This ice is an abbolntely pure article,
because the water is boiled and filtered
before being fnzen.
?3P*Get the be*t article at the Lowest
Price by purchasing from
Tte hi?hki Ice k
W. S. EMBREY.
."Buocessor to Km b rey & Berry man.;
Osaler In RAILPOAl) CROSS TIES, CM
DAB POSTS, SPOKSS ANO HOOPS
Keeps oonstantly on hand a large suppl?
Of Baled Hay and Mill Feed. Hr?tScs t?
RallTOlfi Otrao? ^Tta1tT?tVtl?Tir? Vt
Empire Brain Drills
R. L. BISOOE.
THE NIGHT AfTER CHRISTMAS
T'was the niarht iafi.>r Ohristmis and
trough tti? li >u-"'
ab"d, and sttll n- n
Thesl things sa lately St NI
I -mi] ? ? i f ill thai was mi ?! le
Tin? darlings liai been dolj I
in th?ir '
With very full Itotnaobl ?ni pains in
th"ir h- .ni-.
? /.iik.? ?iw.iv m my now <?? tton
And N n y iTM rather fai c 'up it, a
When out in the nur-?>?-y r M such a
l?g fr in my bed crying, What
i? the matter?"
I eaob bedside still h-alf in a
Tore open ?he curtains, threw off the
While the ?tfht <>f the taper ?
Toe piteous plight i f the obje its bal iw.
For what t> the Father's ejei iboold
Bot ?the little pile faoe of eeohslok
1' r ? i -h tct that hid crammed fa
full as a tick
I knew in a m intent, f-lt now like old
Their | rapid, their breathing
What their sit ru.ich's ajeoted I?i: men*
tion by name.
N i turkey, now stuffing, plom pud?
r? i to^r
And eu*tard and crul .ril'crry
- ? nee,
re outraged niture, ?n ?rent t i I he
\ ? . ?dies, dinner ami
Like pellets that urchins from pop-gun
Went figs, nu's and rai?ins, jam, j"lly
Till each error of di??t w is br 'tight to
1 '.. the shame of mima and BaVOta Olaus
I turned fti m the sight, to my bed
m stepped back,
And brought out n phial marked,
When Naircy exclaimed, for tneir auf
f<riugs ?hocked her,
D in't y m think you had better lore
run for the dot
I rao, and was scarcely back miner my
When I heard sharp timer of old
I might say I had hardly turned my?
When the doctor came tint ; the room
with a bound
He was covered with mad from head
to his foot,
And the suit he had on was his every
day suit ;
H?> had hardly had time to put that on
And he looked like old FalstafT fuddled
with sack ;
His eyes how they twinkled, had the
doctor got meny?
His cheeks looked like port and his
breath smelt like sherry.
He bad not been shaved for a fortnight
And the beard on his ohin was not
white as the snow.
Inspecting their tongues in spite of
Aud drawing his watoh from his
He felt each pul*e saying, "each little
Matt get rid," here he laughed, "of
the rest of that j?)ly. "
I gated on each chubby, plump sick
And I groaned when he said so, in
spite of myself;
But a wink of his eye as he physicked
8oou gave me to know I had nothing
to dread ;
He didn't preterite but went straight
And dosed till the rest, gavo his trous?
ers a jerk,
And adding directions while blowing
He buttoned his coat, from his chair he
Then jumped in his Rig, gave old Jalap
Aud Jalap dashed off, as if pricked by a
Bat the doctor excUimed as he drove
out of sight,
"They'll be well tomorrow, goodnight
Jones, good night !"
December 16th, 1899.
New York has a new evening theolog -
ical school, undenominational, to fit
young men and women for more efficient
work in their respective churches, to
prepare students for the ministry, to
make more proficient Bunday-sohool
teaohers, to frain deaconesses, to give
Instruction abont missions and to cul?
tivate a Ohristiin spirit among the
Gaining a Wide Reputation.
As a cure for rheumatism Chamber?
lain's Pain Balm is gaining a> wide
reputation. D B Johnston, of Rich?
mond, Ind , has been troubled with
that ailment since 1862, In speaking
of it he says : ' I never found anything
that would relieve me until I used
Ohamberlatn's Pain Balm. It acto like
msglc with me. My foot was swollen
and pained me very m nob, bot one
good application of Fain Balm relieved
me." For by sale M. M. Lewis,
A Livo.y Tilt Cverthe Kentucky Elec?
The closing ?liy of the general 'le
bate m tin? llnu??' ol 1. ipresentati*/? -
al Washington on the fiaancial bill
proTsd to be one of exceptional inter
When tho II m??' m?-' Friday
morning Mr. Wheeler, Democrat, of
Kentucky, iwcured r?cognition lo
question statements nada bv Mr.
Berry, Democrat, th? previous day as
to corruptii'U in the IWoent Kentucky
" I regret tho necessity ol having
to wash ?>ai dirty linen ol K. truck?,
?o? th?- i! lor of the 11 ?nse," s-.nl Mr.
1er, " but I ?lo not propose that
?ur people shall be maligned an?!
ilandered without awordofprot?
Mr. Whsslei declarad that Mr.
Merry representa neither Kentucky
nor her people, and that the |?
of hi?* district would speedily relink?
him by retiring him to privat?' lift).
Tiie eleetios of Taylor, tbe RepUb
lican (Jovernor, be asserted, ha?l
bought and paid for, with a railroad
on one side and the plain people on
the other. But, despite this, he said,
?? i ? ?ve-.-.i.r Qoebel " w?>:il?l yel be
" Y- % I dm tiic word advisedly,"
proceeded Mr. Wheeler, referring to
m- character sation ol Mi 0 ?ebel a
11 ?vi rnor, " for before the- bods bur.-?
on any tree in Kentucky tie will be
iti Chief Executive and we will base
I that mttrious gang who won
their certificate of election by cor?
ruption, fraud and rascality."
Mr. Wheeler paid a gbiwiiif? tribute
to (?oebel as a gallant gentleman and
atribnneof the people,and denounced
tbi reports set all ?at a?-air.-'t him.
" They were afrai?! of him," inter
' 'uocrat, ol
" What doe-? New Folk koos ab ?ni
it f " shouted M :? Berry.
" New Y??rk like.- ? ?
? fighter," r.
Mr. Wheeler closed t>.\ declaring
emphatically that Taylor had i ol
been elected ; that he had ???"-ur. ?1 by
irregular methods a certificate of
election, but that wuen the calci'irn
light of the courts was turn??1 "ti
this procedure, a-? it would be, Wil?
liam O ebei wool 1 be Mated in th
MK. BSRRT'fl BHABP RE.--1 uN'.-R.
Mr. Merry replied with much feel?
ing. He said the speech just heard
was typical of the intol -rano" of that
Kentucky element which would uot
brook any freedom of opinion. I
came with ill grace from one who
represented a district which for years
was not ttue to Democracy. He did
not need the ?Llluenee of the gentle
man or his backers. Pour times h?
bad been sent here, and he would re
turn again. Shaking his linger at
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Merry exclaimed ;
" You are cringing at the feet of
?ioebel, and I tell you that your scalp
is taken now by Goebel."
When reference was made to tbe
irregularity of tbe Louisville conven
tion Mr. Wheeler sought to interrupt,
but Mr. Berry waved him off, declar?
ing that tbe gentleman had partici?
pated in the disorder and bad stood
up and yelled down opposition, with
policemen about him.
Mr. Wheeler interjected a tUt con
tradiction of this, but, not heeding
interruptions, Colonel Berry proceed?
ed in his fiery response, declaring
that Mr. Whet 1er was as bad as (Ioe?
Mr. Wheeler gained a mir.ute to
reply, defending the regularity of tbe
Louisville convention and saying
that only a few thugs aud toughs
The tension was relieved at this
point by a point of order from Rep?
resentative Cox (Democrat, of Ten?
"What is the point of ordert"
asked tbe chairman.
"I object to have this Kentucky
sideshow thrust into a financial de?
bate," said Mr. Cox,gravely, " to the
edificatiou of the Republican side"
This caused a laugh, and tho ex?
change of personalities between the
two Kentucky gentlemen was con?
tlOO Beward, $100.
The readers cf this paper will he pleased to
lean that then h at least one dreaded div
ease tbat science lias been aide to cure In all
Ita sta-rcs. and tlmt is i.'iitai rh. Hull's Catarri
?'ur-is the only ixisltlve cure known to the
ni?-.11'ul fraternity. Catarrh batas a
tuti rial disc.s?-, requin? a eoii.-itltutional
treatment Hull's Catarrh (.'ure is take In?
ternally, act'ng directly upon Ho- hiood and
mucous surface? of the system thereby de?
stioylng ttie f'omdiitlon of the disease, and
irivinirthn patient strenirtb by tmldinif up
the constitution und assisting nature iu do
Ipg It? work. The proprietor? have s ? much
faith in its curative powers that they offer
?hie Hundred dollar? for any case th?- It
fails to cure. Heno for list of test m?u.
Address, F. J. CHENEY U Co., Toll
Sold hy Druggists, '.'s-.
Hall'? Family PHIs arc the liest
A Hungarian philologist thinks ho
has discovered the original language of
man. He has found that the great gronp
of languages?Indo?Oermanic, Semitic,
Hamltto ?nd Altaic?are all based on
between two hundred aud three hun?
dred ancient Chinese roots, some of
which have disappeared from theOblnese
language and are now found only in
A Thousand Tongues
Oonlrl not express the raptnre of An?
nie E Springer, of ?125 Howard St ,
Philadelphia. Pa., when she fonnd
tbat Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption had completely cured her
of a hacking congh that for many
years had made hfe a burden All other
remedies and doctors could give her no
help, but she says of this Royal Gore?
"It soon removed the pain in my chest
and I oan sleep soundly, something I
can scarcely remember doing before. I
feel ltkeaoundlng its praises through?
out tiMnuniverse " So will every one
who tries Dr King's New Discovery
for any trouble ?of the throat, Ohest or
Lungs. Price 60c and $1 00 Trial
bottes free at M M. Lewis' Drugstore;
every bottle guaranteed.
Joubort Predicts Boer Victory.
'To Pretoria!" the British cry, ?i
on a level with the Parisian cry of
1870, "to ti ill ?"
Thii it au ixtrnct f oui a letter
written tiv (Jenerel -I..nh?-rt from
Lvlysmiili, uuder ila'e of 0 tober
h. aontribntor t'i tho B ?rlin
?o, in winch it was published in
(nil Copies of the pHpur havo been
>tl in New Vork.B.tys a iIispHteli
to the Baltimoro Sun. Other
D the letter which, at this
run. will be road with peculiar
"Erst M?ce tho infamous Jam? on
rhul our government was convinced
that some disreputable cbaraeter
wiinlii urge England to war.
Its uieamug could not be mistaken.
It c.ultl have for its sole obj.ct the
annihilation of tbe Boer Republics.
"We were equally sure we would
havu to depend on our own resources
for, although we knew that this war
would m?et with the unanimous con
dt mnation of all huropean powers
we did not anticipate that any of
them would summon strength to
eome to our rescue. Wo depended
solely on ourselves, improved our
mean -and tried to keep
tin- Eoglieh in the dark as to our
real preparations. To this purpose
we gave thi ir disguised spies access
to our antiquated guns and artillery,
but were careful to coi.eeal from
them our modern ?artillery parks
0 ir Ball illations proved correct.
"Much stress is laid on the Burner
.perionty of the Eogltsfa, but .n
my opinion the example il a ti Seres!
England ciiinot send Bore
tiiHU 135,000 soldiers to the Transvial
without withdrawing all her troops
from the colonies. This in itself is
an imposing army, bat only halt of
it will b" ?available, Crantirg that
England will bave effected the land
? b< r troop? by the tnuldle of
."? II hive lost in th?'
meantime at bast 10,000 through
tKath, caaualitii.-, desertions and
capture-. Their number would ac
cordingly be nduecd to 75
"We will try to prevent the j'ne
t.ou of the E Iglish force? under B il?
1er, but i ven .f we should not sue
c ed the E iglish wou'd be unai'
put more than 35 000 men in the
lield against us. Tbe reel would bt
needed for garrisons and protections
of theba?e of operations.
"The scene of the war will cover
Natal and ?'ape Colony, an area of
say 420 tjoare miles. If the war
should be carried into our own couo
try, of which there are no pro |
at present, our advantage would be?
come greater. For, whilo facing an'
known conditions in Natal and ni
the South, we are ci'iito able to make
iir-e of the splended opportunities ol
e which our own country of
"The enemv will meet a very stub?
born resistance in tbe Transvaal and
Orange Free State, and every inch
of ground will cost them deir Most
likely we will resort to guerrilla tac?
A few months will be sufficient to
show to England tbe impossibility of
tbe task she has undertaken. II?r
losses will be tremendous."
547,300.000 BUSHELS OF WHEAT.
Lait Year ? Yield and the Winter Acreage
The statistician of the Department
of Agriculture reports the wheat crop
of the United States for 1809 at 547,
300,000 bushels, or 12.3 bushels per
acre. The production of winter
wheat is placed at 291,700.000 bush?
els, and that of spring wheat at 265.
600,000 bushels Every important
wheat-growing State has been visited
by special agents of the department,
and the changes in acreage are tho
result of their investigations.
The newly seeded area of winter
wheat is estimated at 30.130,000
acres, which is abont 200,000 acres
greater than that sown in the fall of
1898. The sowing of wheat is still
going on in California and some of
the Southern States, and the forego?
ing estimate is subject to correction.
The average of condition is 97.1
The acreage sown with winter rye
is estimated at 7 per cent, leas than
that of last year. The average of
condition is 98.2 per cent.
The compilation of the annual re
turns from individual farmers is ap?
proaching completion. Any slight
changes that may be called for in the
average yield per acre of corn, oats,
! bailey, and other crops, as published
October 10, will be made at an early
date and tbe final figures will then bo
Death of A Gallant Ex-Confederate.
Mr. Meltlah B Green, reoelvlng clerk
of the Soathern Railway at Columbia,
S. O., died Wednesday after an illness
of a few hours of heart trouble Mr.
Green was the fourth of the brothers of
his family to die in 14 months' time
and the third within three months. He
was a gallant soldier in the Confederate
Army and served through the entire
war. The engagements in which he
took part were Fort Suinter, Sharps
barg, Hilton Head, South Mountain,
Ol Hill, S cond Manatsas, Fredericks
burg, Obaocelloriville, Richmond,
Gettysburg, Ohickamanga and Peters
burg At Ohickamanga he was wound?
ed in one of his feet. It was an ngly
wound and he was sent home, but be
would not star. He quickly joined his
command Krery effort was made to
get htm to go home, but he would not
go, and finally General L?e made him
a mounted ooorier, which he was at the
end of the war. As a result of his wound
he was slightly lame to tbe end of bis
life. Mr. Green brought back the
only Confederate flig that ever waved
at H.lton Head He kept ll on the head
of bis bed nntil last year, when be gave
it to the Oonfederate Museum It was
his intention to bave that flag wrapped
around him when he died.
The resident's Civil Service Order.
AI the business session of the N-t.
tionsl Civil Servies I.-ague in In?
dianapolis, lad , Ust Thursday, all
tbi old officers were le-tlseted, and
resol at ions winch read, in ptrt as fol.
1" W , wero adoptid:
The league regards the order is
sued by the President on thi 29th
of May U.-t, withdrawing several
tbonasodi places from the classified
service, and relaxing the rules iu
tended to prevent evasions of the
law as the first unmistakable back- |
ward step taken by Ihe F deral ad'
ministration since the civil service
law was passed. The injurious ef
feeti of this order have already been
seso in the demoralization in many
parts of the Federal service; the en
igement of the enemies of re?
form in their efforts to cripple the
morit system, and secute a further
relm-ation of the rules, and in tho
widespread distrust of tbe promises
of the President and party in power
to enfore; and extend the civil ter
We also regret that the President
has not yet fulfilled the assurance
g ven by him to a committee of tbe
league of his intention to include in
tbe classified service a much larger
number of places than those with?
drawn, but, on tbe contrary, has in?
cluded none whatever. We venture
to hope that such extentions may be
mads at no diatsnt day.
The principal address at the after,
noon session was by Charles J. Bona
psr e, of B-iltimore, who spoke on
lbs "Spoils 8yttssj in the Govern?
ment of Dependencies."
Wo ask Congress to remove the
lative restriction upon the con?
sol, dation of post-offices, to the end
that the department a?)" apply
th? rn>nf system to minor offices,
wherever practicable, bv making
tit tn btancbesof larger cilices, and
lilting them from the clerical
force therein. Tbe withdrawal of
foarth-elasa postmastersbips trotn
patronage would off??r most formid?
able remsining bulwarks of the spoils
The league rejoices in the substan?
tial progress made iu civil service
refoi m in the State of New York by
passiag of an i tTective reform law,
?un! heartily commends Qov. Roose
v? It for his distinguished public ser?
vice in aiding to restore the merit
IJ 'in wbicn bad been sericusly im?
paired by his predecessors. Tho
lenguo expresses its satisfaction at
the action of Governor Wolcott, of
Massachusetts, in extending tho
cUssifi'd service and resisting the
insidi?os attempt made to cripple tbe
mi'rit system in that State.
Wo confidently rely upon public
opinion to effect the ultimate exten?
sion of the merit system to all
branches of our national, State, and
The foreign sale of American flour
is increasing enormously?from about
four million barrels in 1875 to over ten
million barrels in 188a\ and eight?
een million barrels in the present
Pe (ile marvel st the mechanism of
the human body,with its 492 bones and
sixty arteries. But man is simple in
this respect oompued with the carp.
That remarkable fish moves no fewer
than 4,:isil bones and mas?les every
time it breathes. It has 4,320 veins,
to say nothing of its ninety-nine mus?
If it wss only health, ws
might let it cling.
But it Is a cough. One cold
no sooner passes off before
another comes. But It's the
same old cough all the time.
And It's the same; old story,
too. There Is first th? cold,
then the cough, then pneu?
monia or consumption with the
long sickness, snd life tremb?
ling In the balance.
loosens the grasp of your cough.
Tbe congestion of the throat
and lungs Is removed; all In?
flammation Is subdued; the
parts are put perfectly at rest
end tbe cough drops awsy. It
bss no disease! tissues on
which to hang.
draws oat inflammation of th?
K?m?mt><?r a?? llt?7t t Mtdlitl r>*p?rt
iSMl If to? htT? tnr complaint wh?t
? r?r ?nil dealr? th? beat intadlc?! ?da-lr?
rot ran poaaalblr obtain, writ? tit?
doctor fr??ly. Ton will rtctlrt t
ttaaiBt ?ttlT, ?rtthouteott
*^ l?rt??, ?B. J. O. ATt-R.
~ Absolutely pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesotne
?ov.i utmn ?owB#?fO *tw yo?*.
A Pretty Marriage Religious Services
t Oorreipoudence of The Free Lance I
Lancaster. Vu., Dec. 13, "JO.
There was a pretty marriage in oar
village yesterday, when Mr. Charle?
K. Morriss, of Middlesex, led to the
al?ar Miss Lilly May 'Cornwell, the
attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs
(leorge Cornwell, of this place. Rev.
J. O Mibcock was tbe officiating
minister. Mr. and Mrs. Morriss left
on yesterday's boat on a visit to the
groom's home, in Middlesex county,
Our best wishes follow tbeui.
11 ja. Jao. W. C. Davis, of West?
moreland, is tbe guest of Rev. Mr.
Mabcock, at the parsonage here.
Mr. J. H. Davenport and children,
John and (Liliana, are iu Maltimore.
Mr.Jimmie Slater,of Slater's Store,
continues ijaite sick. Dr. Simmonds
is attending him.
The gy psies broke camp a few days
ago and went higher up the Neck
They are making tor Frederieksburg.
Special Christmas ?ervices will be
conducted at Metbel and KJgely
Methodist Churches on next Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Street of the Miptist
Church is unwell and did not till bis
appointments last Sunday.
"Say, have you got any new al?
manacs," is a i'uestion daily asked
One of our young m?n rented a
buggy and horse to take a maiden
fair to night preaching. The horse
was very unruly, took fright, pulled
clean out of the shafts, jumped over
tbe fence and disappeared in tbe
darkness. Tbe young man hired an?
other horse on the way and got to
cburch in time for the service.
Bobbed the Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver, of Philadelphia, was the
subject, is narrated by htm as follows:
* I was in a most dreadfnl condition.
My skin was almost yellow.eyes sunken,
no appetite?gradually growing weaker
day by day. Three physicians had given
me np. Fortunately, a friend advised
trying 'Electric Bitters;' and to my
great joy and surprise, tbe first bottle
made a decided improvement, I con?
tinued their use for three weeks, and
am now a well man. I know they
saved my life, and robbed the grave of
another victim. " No one should fail to
trv them. Only SO of?, guaranteed, at
M. M. Lewis' Drug Store.
Leading Line Cook Stoves
F. F. V.
The Best and Cheapest
Heaters are the
El r woods, Boxwoods &
A? King Healers.
We are Sole Agents.
Bernard l BooMct
Manufacturar and Dealer In
OARRIAGKB. 8?RBBY8, BU??ilK?
CONCORD AND 8PIND7 I WA80NI,
Platform Spring Wagons.
Business and Pleasure Wagon? of every
description. Special ?tUnt.ot ?*1v?d jo re
oalrlnc ?nil ranal mint
GEORGE FREEMAN JR
Highest cash price paid for country
Has Moved His Tonsorial Parlor
Mr. Charle? Lawson Baa moved hi? Tonaorlal
Parlor from upper Commerce ?treet to the
office lately occupied by the Free Lance,
whore be I?prepared todo all work men a?
8havlng, Hair Cutting, Shampooing and H?fcr
Dressing In the moat artutlc manner. H
ihop 1? large and commodlou?, always coo
even In this most oppreulve weather. Neat,
new and the latest itylo of work will be ont
of the chief feature? of thti eitablUhmont
civ? enea oall.
OSAIUH t, A WHOM
QEO. J. FLETCHER,
aROHITKCT AND B?ILDRR
flam, ?permeation?. Klevahon?, Detail?,
Work of all kinds In the building Una
Thorough personal ?upervl?fori of ?I
?verk. town or eonntrv.
F. C. GORSETS
On Back "Box.
KAL?MAZ00 CORSET CO.
E. T. Baker.
This is a splendid Corset.
O ne of our lady customers who
has purchased one of us, says
it is the best fitting and most
comfortable she ever wore.
We have the min all sizes and
prices, r>0c, 75c. and $1.00.
E. T, BAKER
NEW FALL CLOTHING.
Men and Roys' Suits, til ttylet and prloa?.
Children's School Suits and extra Knee Pants
Hats, Shirts, Overalls and Trunk? at Lowest -
Price?. Al?o scent ror Sweet, Orr k Co.'?
Pant? and tout? tnd Overalls.
JAMES T. LAYTOH
FOR SUPERIOR IRT'CLE
? OK ?
wblon on account of thr<r ??* arc. evenir
arc specially advised for m?v.'e nil urpoi
Bold and rsoommsn'lsd by
CUAS. WALLACE A BRO,
4 C. 8TBA8BUB HB
aVytxttrtcks??!' g. ?7s
A complete line of Gro?
apple?, rasa h
RAISINS, C CREANTS,
ORA NO EH. LEMON?,
NI'TS, CANDT. BAU...,
i 1 IKON, LEMON PEEL. OKANQ1
PERL PEACHES. PRINB8. PIOS,
DATES, JELLEY8 AND OELA
TINBS, MINCE MATS.
Canned tnd bottled goodt .-f til klndt, fret*
Caket and Crackert, Cream Cht#te, Pun
Crab Applet Vinegar, Sweet Cider, KeroMM
Try our Oreen Coffre tt 8 X cts. Mr pound.
Hit a good article. Prime Boo Fith, Haass
and Breakfast Bacon, it Hotly pur? Buck*
whet? Flour, dtrk or light. Hominy Flake?
s.nl (?rlu. Meal Flour, Corn, ?)?t?. Choice
Timothy Hay, White-Wstb Brushes, List?,
Sole Leather, Seine Twine. The Climax Con?
dition Powders, for which we ara Agents,
will cure Hog or Chicken Cholera. Call for
what you want when you ooote In aid you
w ill get It, as we have more articles than we
With tbtnkt to our many frlendt for their
patronage, we are
Doggett & Scott,
206 Commoroe and 10? Main Meat