Demoled to the Agricultural. Commercial and manufacturing Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
- ~ Ma 1 OQ
Fredericksburg, Va? Saturday. December 22, 1900.
price 3 Cents
' Schedule in Effect
May 27. 1900.
LEAVE HiCHMON . ?YRO
? ^ STREET STATION
9!00 \ M. VOKPOLK LIMITED. \r
r M. Stops only at IVt
?raUurf, ?I & oonii oleas
: ,, ? ? u not aooep'e?! on this trata,
9I05 ?. M . TUR CHICAOU BXPKB83,
tor uynchbunr. i? ianoke, Columbus, and
per Knanoke to Col
ueahus letol, K no xt I lie, and
Pullman Sleeper Hoanoke to
3:i5 l'. M (Vean Shore I.united. Arrive?
? '- M tttopaonlj hi Petersburg,
this train Throufh ooaek te.
6:50 P. M . For Suffolk, Norfolk, and in
term..?.l;i?te Stations. Arrives Ht Norlolk Ht
9:i0 r? M., for Lyncaburf und Roanok?.?
1 te at Lyuehurtr with Washington and
Chdtuii >>>ra limito! Fui nun sleepers
Lynohburg to Memphis ami New Orleans
irior, and Obeorvattoa ears Katif??r?i
1. Ala. Pullman Sleeper between
Ku-hm iiinir?.'. and bertha ready
tor OOOUpaocy at WS) P, M. Also, Pullman
r Peierahuru and Koanoke.
- arrive ttt? !l .nond from I.viu -hl>urir
and tlie Westdtlly at 7: ???"> A. M. nn,l ?:5S P. M ;
I ist at 11:10 A. M . 11:49
UtrU-t?: St* Main street.
JOHN F. WACNKK,
City Passenger and Ticket .Went.
0. H. Rusi.K. 'ass Direr Agent.
w. H U a VILL. General Passenger Agent,
ral Office, ttoanoka. Va? myji;
AND PIEDMONT RAILROAD
cK-oedn.e for 1VO0.
Na. 1. LY
ABB, ?No 1
lit a m
S.? a ml
8.33s* a ml
8:35 a m1
?rao a m
?.:43 a ?
9:J"i a ?
?:0j a ml
10:03 a ml
10:14 a m
10 M a ml
10:40 a m1
SCine Ko? ?
Ko bey s
?nions at Fredericks bur? with H. F.
* P. B. B., and Weenii Steamboat Oo. At
Orange with Southern and Chesapeake ?
Ohio R. B.
The only Une to the Onauoellorsvflls and
Hastem Standard Time. Dally except Sun?
day. W. H. BIOHABDS Qen'l Manager.
?Train No. 8 leaves Orange the 4th Monday
n saoh m onth at 3 p. m.
Schedule in Effect Nov. 25, lfcOO
All tra?as srr.ve at and depart from
Pennsylvania Passenger Station.
roi ?. M.?Uaiiy?for Danville, Charlotte
?il way stations connecting at Calvertou
f j Warrenton, at Menasses for Strasburg;
sa ' Harrisonbnrg daily and Staunton week
days at Lyncab ?rg with the Norfolk and
Weitem daily for Koanoke and points
Southwest and with C. A O. B. B. daily for
Natural Bridge and Lexington.
11:15 A. M.-Daily-THE UNJTEL
8TATKS FAST MAIL carriea Pullman,
Sleepers New York and Washington to
Jacksonville, via Havannah. uniting at Sal?
isbury with Pullman Sleeper for Ashe
ville and Hot Springs, N. C. Kno.x
?ille, Chattanooga and Memphis,
Tena., and at Charlotte with Pull
man Sleeper for Augusta and at
Danville with Bleepler for Birmingham;
and at Columbia, with sleeper for Charles?
ton, Pullman Sleeper New York to New
Orleans. Solid train Washington to New
Orleans without chunge.connecU at Lynch
burg daily for Natural Bridge and Lexing?
ton, Va. ?lining car service.
11:'*? A. M.?Daily? Local for Charlottes
ville, connecting at Calverton for Warren?
4:01 P. M.?Local for Strasburg and Har
Meonburg daily except Sunday.
4.30 P. M.daily, local for Charlottetrrille,
Mmoaettaa at Calverton for Warrecton.
9:55 P. M. daily Hew York and Florida
txpress Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cais,
New York and Washington to Port Tampa,
via Jacksonville, and to Angusta via
Columbia with connection for Alken.
Through coach to Jacksonville. Dining Car
9:55 P. M. daily, Washington and
Onattanooga Limited, via Lynchburg. with
sleepers, New York and Washington to
Memphis and New Orleans through Bristol.
Through coach to Memphis. Parlor
and Observation Car between Badford, Va.,
and Attalla, Ala. Dining Car serve?.
10-45 P.M. daily, "WASHINGTON am?
SOUTH-WESTERN, VE8TIBULED LIM?
ITED,'' oouipuee? of Dining CarsaudDay,
'loaches, Pullman Veetibuled altepeia,
New York to Nashville, Tana.,
via Asbeville, Knox?/ille and Chat?
tanooga; New York to Memphis, via Birm?
ingham, New York to New Orleans, via At?
lanta and Montgomery. Pullman, Library
and Observai iou car between New York and
Washington aad M aeon. Dining lar
tjiutet Personally Conducted Tourist
Sleeper on thia train eveiy Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, Washington to
Hin Francis?.-?) without clung?. Connection
leaves Bichmonii at 11.ou P. M.
Trains on t.10 Narrow (?auge reach Orange
daily nt 10:40 A. M
Trains on the ?outturn Hallway pass
Orange Daily as follows
11:03 A. -4. 8 .35 P. M. 7.48 P. M..
il o A. M. 6:40 P.M. 5:37 A. M.
For rates, map folders and aleenlng car
spase apply to nearest Southern Bailway
F BANK S.GANNON.Srd V.Pres & Qen.Mgr
I. M. GULP, TratH? Manager.
H. A. TUBE Oeneral Pasaenger Agent.
L. 8. BROWN, Oeneral Agent,
WASHINGTON, D. 0.
To Hot Springs.
CINJINNITI, LJUISVILLB, CHICAGO
ST. LOOIH AND THE WEST.
fas gaosrtsT ahd Quickest Bouts to
The most direct and popular route to
Old Point and Norfolk.
fHAlNU LEAVE DOSWELL, VA.
October 1 1900.
. No. S
Lv. uoswell. .
" Clifton Forge..
?? Va. Hol Springs.
?? Louis ville.
?? 81. Lcula.
t 5.46 P
I H A
Time marked t uaily except Sunday.
Pullman Sleeping Cars on Nos. 1 and t
for Cincinnati and Louisville._
TRAINS ?fQ&~OLD~Y?ikl AND ~
Ksi A M
6-30 A M
??00 A M
11:10 A M
11:45 A M
12-15 A M
ar. Newport News
'? Old Point.,.
Additional trains leave Doawell TJO P. M
except Sunday for ftlohmond._
~ Fer ?Mae/ information, address
aro. d. potts,
4. ?? P. A.. Rlakvaad. Ta
S-.38 P at
8::sJ P M
8:40 P M
U:UI P M
t H P V.
7 M P M.
HONEY MADE B MONEY SAVED.
WALLACE will pave you MONEY on
New styles,low prices. v\ ool and Wash Dress
Goods, Ginghams,Calicoe*,Ca---irneres and Kerseys,
! Ladies' and Gents' Wool Underwear, Corsets and
Hosiery. Kiglotofnew Capes and Cloaks from
$1.00 to $10. Ready-made Skirts and Pants.Trunks
I and Satchels a specialty. Wholesale Depart
! ment up stairs.
S. G. WALLACE,
Main and Commerce Streets FKEDERICKSBURO. VA,
HERE IS WH AT YOU CAN SA VE MONEY ON
E. T, BAKER'S.
19 doi Ladies' $1. Kid Gloves in Black and Colored,at 69o.
1-:. do/. Linen Towels at 18 1-2, 15 and 16 2 3, worth 16, 2<>
and 'J."> ots,? pieces 58 inch Plaid Back Dress Goods,worth
$2.16 and 1.50 at $1.00; 25 doz. Men's Wool Shirts at 69
ind vets, each, worth 11,00 and $1,25 60 doi Ladies'
Pocket Hooks at 20ots each, worth 25 and 37cts. 235 doz
Gents 2100 Linen 1 Ply Collars at Sets, each, worth 12?cts.
200 pair Wliite, Gray and Bed Blankets that Must be Sold
Obeap. 100 Capes and Jackets from ?Octs to 17 00 each,
Cheap and New,
Many of the above came from the greal Hodges Bro., fail
nre and cannot be duplicated, and are Dirt Cheap. We have
many other Bargains,which space will not allow us to mention.
Come and see
E. T. Baker,
Market Corner, FKEPKRIOKSBURO. VA.
ATTENTION. SHOE BUYERS I
|1 Indies' Oxford Ties at 60 cts f 1.25 Ladies'
Oxford Tiea at 75 ott 88 eta. Lodiet' Oxford Tiet at 40 cts. We make thin a
special sale forfiO days Slaughter prloei?. We do not intend to hold one pair over
this season. The price asked for them it much below oust. Uome and see what
you boy almost for nothing;.
HENRY WISSNER. 819 Main street.
~ THE BB?DATER MILLS
are better-prepared to fill orders for their
UNEQUALLED BRANDS OF FLOUR,
which surpass any heretofore made.
Picklon's Superlative Patent, Belmont Family, Bridgewater Family, (Surer
Medal), Belmont Best Extra. Also Choice Granulated and Patent
Family Meals. All we ask is a trial to convince. Satisfac?
tion guaranteed. Soliciting your orders.
J. B. FIOKLEN. Manager.
A full line of Sterling Silver and Quadrupled Plated Ware. Suit?
able for Christmas and Wedding Presents. Also a big line of
Sterling Silver Novelties, from 2"> cents up. Engraving free of
A. LOEWENSON, The Jeweler,
Watch Repairing a Specialty.
H. R. GOULDMAN, MERCHANT TAILOR.
AND DEALEH ?N
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
My etoca is now complete in every department, consisting of the latest stylet and bett
fabrics from French, fingliah, Scotch and American manufacture?: selected with the
greatett care with the view to supply the want? sud taste of every customer. Rvt-ry
t ling at
Bottom Prices and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Also tnll line of Oentt' Furnishing ttoodt tur.h at Oress Bhirtt, Night HhirU, Drawer?!
Collars, Cuff?, Ulovet, Suspender?, Scarft, Ties, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Half
Hose, Scarf Fina, Cuff and dollar Buttons, Watch Cbalnt and Charma, ?lik, Alpaca and
Qngham Umbrellas, Ac. Cell and exsmlnt ear -sat
The Wm. Bernard Stove House,
216 Commerce street, Fredericksburg, Va.
Do not buy your stove until you go there and get
Plumbing and Tinning Specialties
11 ! -1
FREE ! FREE !
Now is the time to make old clothes look like new.
With each and every CASH purchase amounting
to 25 cents or oyer, WE will give one package of
JOHNSTON & PEARSON, Druggists.
A full stock of Glass and Putty always on hand.
?II ' " AU . I ? ' ? .? ' I
ECKENRODE, PERRY & CO
THE BIG STORE I
Weoansell yoa anything you want CLOTHING,8HOK8, HAT8, GENTS'
FURNISHINGS. Call tad tee at before you buy.
FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
Nn black powder ?hell* on the market compare with the " NI-W RIVAI." In uni?
formity and ilrunii fhoolin)- gualille?. bure lire and waterproof. (Jet the genuine.
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. ? ? ? ? New Haren, Conn.
Coming Chrlhtma? Mnrrlages Personal aud
iMurrr-ipondenco of The Free Lincf. )
Flat Run, Va.. Dec 19,1900.
Mia? Annie B. Herring, dauglitor of
Mr. and Mrs F S Ht-rring, will be
nnitivi in mtrringe to Mr. H ?die K.
Joaat. KM of Mr. and Mr*. George II.
Jonea, of Lignum, (Julpeppr county.
Wednesday, Deeeatbat ??i'h, in Ltel
Baptitt cliuroh. Mi?? Laura 0. Jon-s(
the charming bIsIpt of the groom will
be bridesmaid, and Mr. AI vin Herrli g,
of Washington, brother of the bride
will be best man. 1 he u-mers will be
Mettra Maloolm Harri?, of Lignum,
Oswald Watson, of Burr Mill,
A'hliy Fay ne, of Flat Run, and Robbie
Herring, of Lagrange The bridal
party will upend Xmat in the vicinity
and then return to Washington whore
the groom it engaged in butinent.
Messrs. J ihn A and Hugh l'ayne, of
Flat Ron, were in Fiederlck.sburg this
The Wildernett Chapel Sunday B
had a treat for the scholar? Sondcy
afternoon. Everything pased cff nic< ly,
The old soldiers will have an oysttr
dinner at Lignnm, December M. A
weloome will be aocorded all whoct me.
Mr. Tom. Animan, of L< cust Grcvr,
it quite tick.
Mitt Oallie Demptey will be married
at her home,the ''Wildernett," Sunday
a. m., to Mr Fred Webb, of the asme
neighborhood. Rev. F. S Jamete fliol
Mitt Eva Meterle and Mr. George
Brown will be married December Wta
at Lignnm. The ceremony will t ke
place in Lael cburoh, Rer. F. S Janet
The children are buty talking ah nt
Mitt Fannio Mononre, teacher at Mm.
Jobn A Payne's, will leave thia week
to ?pend her vaoatlon at her home in
Riohmond. Mis? Moncure it very pi p?
ular in onr viciuity.
Mr. Ashby L. Payne was in your city
a few daya ago ?hopping.
Mrt, Joo. A Payne, Jr .and daughter
Ruth, of Somertet, tpent Tuesday and
Wednesday with Mrt Roger PayLe,
of Fiat Run.
Mr. Jessie Nasa and grandson tpent
several days with relative! and friendt
in Frederickebnrg last week.
Mr. Ashby Payne expeots to have Mr.
Walter Fabor, of G ?rdonsville, as hit
guett the ooming week.
Mitt Mary Wilttbire, teaoher of the
public school, has returned to her home
at New Hope to spend the Xmat holi?
Mr. Arthnr Brown will move to .hit
new home at Germania Thursday. Also
Mr. T.Ohewning will move to Hickory
Hill, in onr vioimty.
Mr. Harrison Morrit, of Burr H'll,
hat acoepted a potition with Messrs.
John A. Payne & Son for the oomiog
year, and hat moved hit family down.
They are weloomed by all.
Mitt Roth Willis, of Flat Run.sreot
Monday and Tuesday with Mrs. Dr.
Gordon, of Indlantown. Y. T. X.
Boers Fought, Then Frayed.
Details of the defeat of the British at
Nooitgedacht indioate that Gen. Clem?
ent's entire furo had a narrow escape
from oapture. The Boer plant were
splendidly laid. If the main British
column had tarried a little longer there
woald have been a complete inocest for
the Boert, who exposed themselvet un?
dauntedly, yelling and waving their
armi. Their rushetwere itemmed only
by artillery. After the British retreat
the Boers held a prayer-meeting. Their
hymns could be heatd by tho retiring
All account! indicate a heavy Boer
Ool Legge exhibited splendid bravery.
He shot five Boert with bitpittol before
he fell with three bnllnte In his body.
Dortey Nioholson, who wat tent to
the penitentiary from Page county for
oriminal aasault a few years ago, was
oonvioted of the same offence in Madi?
son oounty, at the laat July term of
oourt, the jury bringing in a verdiot of
seven years In the penitentiary. Sen?
tence wat suspended that hit counsel?
Hay, Jeffriet & Browning?might pre?
pare the reoord on the bills of excep?
tion! taken to the ruling of Judge Mo
Mullan The motilan for new trial was
argued at Oulpeper before Circuit Judge
Grimsley, who granted the prisoner a
new trial, the appellate judge holding
that the instruct i mi offered by the At?
torney for the Commonwealth as to ex?
tenuating oiroumatance and the charac?
ter of the prosecutrlx were too narrow.
C> mlng Marriage New Town Hall In Pros
pect Dog Tax, Etc.
(Uorretpondence of The Free Lance.)
Montross, Va., Deo. 1'.), l'JOO.
The tigni of approaching Christmas
are visible on all tldet.
In taking a retrospective view of the
past year we find itt record filled with
occasions of sadness and disappoint?
ments Many who added mnoh to the
pleasures of the Christmas of 18?W are
with us now only in memory, having
joined the host above Others hire
married diring the year and loctted in
During the year 1'JOO matrimony hat
played an imputant part at and near
Miintrota. Nine young couplet, each
engaged in teaching the publto kcboola,
have married and left the neighbor?
hood. Still the stock of boiuty Is not
exhausted, and announcement! are now
made of the approaching marriage of
Mr. II If MoKinney and Milt Annie
II Wharton, and Mr. Arthur Brown
and Mi's Annie Putey, both to take
place December M,
The ladies of Montross, who have
been engaged for some time in railing
funds to erect a town hall at Montross,
have met with success and will s ion
Uy the foundation of thii mnoh-needed
The new conrl-honse hat been recent?
ly oarpeted from top to bottom, mik?
ing it a place of eaae and comfort.
The dog tax in Wettmoreland will
amoaut to more than one thousand
dollars. There are some who are as
I as high at eight dol?an for dogi
A Thousand Tongues.
Could not express the rapture of
Annie E Springer, of 1125 Howard it.,
Philadelphia, Pa , when the found that
Dr. King'i New Disoovery for Con?
sumption had completely oared her of a
hacking cough that fur many yean had
> made life a barden. All other remedies
and Drs. could give her no help,but the
taya of thii Royal Cure :' ' It toon removed
the pain In my chett and I can now sleep
soundly, something I oan scarcely re?
member doing before. I feel like sound?
ing its praitet throoghont the Uni
vene." So will every one who triet
Dr. King'i New Disoovery tor any
trouble of the Throat, Chest or Langt
Price f.0o and $1.00 Trial bottlei free
at M. M. Lewis' Drag Store; every
Stafford's List of Writings.
Deedi recorded in Stafford County
curt alnce November term, 1900:
D. B S. Jno. M. Lee et ux to Aquia
DBS, Joseph Boutobyard et ux.
to Jamea Boutohyard.
Power of attorney from Henry Win?
ner, pretident, to 0. A. Bryan.
D. B. S M., Sthreshley et ux. to W.
D. B 8 , 0. A Bryan,olerk, to Wm.
D. Smith, plat of delinquent land.
D. B. 8. K S Bibcock et ux. to Goo
D. B S sad plat, Jas. O Lee et ux.
to ?eo Purvis.
D. B. S.,Jat.E. Morton et ox. to Ada
Sale, Edward II dmet to Thos. S.
Homeitead deed, Walker Shelton.
Homestead deed, Byrd L Morgan.
Sale, Elward Holmea et ux. to Amu
Deed for land, A. T. Embrey, Com?
missioner, to Jamet T. Blaokburn.
Deed of trott, Frank Bos well et ax
to Enterprite Building Anoclatlon.
Deed for land.W. O. Mettleton et alt.
to Wm. T. Parker.
Dded for land, Jas. E. Raina et ux. to
Deed for land, F. B. Stone et ux to
Wm. F. Burton.
Deed for land, 0. A. Bryan, trustee,
to Andrew Tyler.
Power attorney H. Wlsiner, president,
to 0. A. Bryan.
Deed for land R A. Lowry et ux.
to R. M. Lowry.
Deed for land, Mary E Jacobs to
Luoy E. Hoffman.
Deed of trnat, Jamea Boutchyard et
nx. to T. W. Berrey, trnttee
Dsed of trust, J. W. Brummett et ux.
to Enterprite Building Association.
Deed of trust, Wm F Burton et ux
to Jobo H. Stone, trnttee.
Bill of tale, L. A. Gray to Peter
Robbed The Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver, of Philadelphia, wat the
subject, It narrated by htm as followt:
"I wat In a mott dreadful oonditlon.
My iktn was almost yellow, eyet tunk?
en, tongue ooated, pain oontlnnally in
back and sides, no appetite?gradually
growing weaker day by day. Three
phytlotani had given me up. For?
tunately, a friend advised trying
'Electric Bitters;' and to my great joy
and surprise, the flrst bottle made a
decided Improvement. I oontinued
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 ibould fail to try
them. Only 60 eta , guaranteed, at If.
M. Lewis' Drug Store.
House Work is Hard Work without GOLD DUST.
POWERS HAVE AGREED.
Petce Negotiations With China.
The nng'ti ?fions of the powers In re?
gard t?i log j iint China note have been
conclu led, all agreeing to the condi?
tions as outlined by Oonnt von Baolow,
the Imperial Chancellor of Germany,
with the exception of the Introductory
clause saying the demands are Irrevo?
cable, which Is eliminated.
The text of the demands follows :
" Arttole 1. An extraordinary mission,
headed by an Imperial Prince, shall be
sent to Berlin in order to express the
regret cf the Emperor of China and of
the Chinese Government for the mur?
der of Baron ron Ketteier. Cn the
scene of the morder a monument
worthy of the assassinated Minister
shall be erected, with an lnoriptlon
In Latin .German and Chinese, express
lug the regret of the Emperor of China.
" Artlole 2 (a). The death penalty Is
to be inflicted apon Prinoes Tasn and
Ohuang, opon Duke Lan, and, further,
upon Ylng Nien, Kang-Yl, Chao Shu
Ohiai. Tung Foh-Siatig, Yu Hsien and
other ringleaders whose names will be
given by the representatives of the
powers, (b). In all plaoes where for?
eigners have been killed or maltreated
orTloial eliminations shall be suspended
for five years.
' 'Article 8. The Chinese Government
shall erect a monument in every foreign
or International cemetery which has
been desecrated or where the graves
have been destroyed.
"Article 4. The prohibition of the
importation of arms Into China shall
be maintained till further notioe.
"Article 5 China has to pay a just
Indemnity to Governments .corporations
and individuals, as well as to those
Chinese who suffered during the recent
events in person or property in oonse
quence of being in the .servioes of for?
Count von Buelow here Interpellated
the remark that it was intended to ef
feot a farther understanding among the
powers with regard to the principles on
which claims for compensation should
be preferred. This particularly applied
to the oase of missionaries.
"Artlole 6 Every single foreign
power is granted the right of maintain?
ing a permanent legation guard and of
placing the quarter of Pekin where the
legations are situated in a state of de?
fense. Chinese are not to be allowed to
live In that qaarter of Pekin.
"Artlole 7. The Taku forts and those
forts whioh might prevent free com?
munication between Pekin and the sea
shall be razed.
"Article 8. The powers acquire the
right of occupying certain points, on
whioh they will agree among them?
selves, with the objeot of maintaining
free communication between the capi?
tal and the sea.
"Artlole 9. The Chinese Government
is bound to post Imperial decrees for
two years at all subprefeotures. In
these deorees?(a) to belong to any anti
foreign, sect is forever forbidden under
penalty of death ; (b) the punishments
inflloted upon the guilty are recorded ;
(o) to prevent fresh disturbances, it 1,
declared that the Viceroys, as well as
the provlnolal and local authorities, are
made responsible for the maintenance
of order in their districts. In the event
of fresh anti-foreign disturbances or
other infringements of the treaties
whioh are not at once stopped and
avenged by punishment of the guilty,
those officials shall be promptly deposed
and never again Intrusted with offloia?
fnnctions or Invested with fresh digni?
"Article 10. The Chinese Govern?
ment undertakes to enter upon negotia?
tions with regard to such alteration In
the existing oommeroial and navlga
tion treaties as the foreign Governments
oonsider to be desirable, as well as re?
garding other matters which are con?
cerned with facilitating commercial
"Artlole 11. The Chinese Govern?
ment shall be bound to reform the
Chinese Foreign Gflioe and the Court
oeremonlal for the reception of the for?
eign representatives and to do so in the
sense whioh shall be defined by the for?
To Badistrict the State
The question of redistricting the
State for the election of members o*
Congress may be taken np at the extra
session of the Legislature if the pending
bill ohanging the basis of representa?
tion to one Congressman to every 208
000 people is passed. It will very prob?
ably do so, in whioh event Virginia
will lose one Congressman,as the popu?
lation of the State by the census of 1900
There are at present only two dis?
tricts In the Stats with enough popu?
lation to entitle them to Congtessman if
the proposed bill becomes a law. The
Second district has a population of
266,757, and the Ninth 227.381. The
Eighth district has only 164,198; the
First Is next to the smallest, with a
population of 160,739 ; the Seventh bas
162,935 ; the Fourth 166,621 ; the Fifth
175,689; the Sixth 181,571 ; the Third
184,018 ; the Tenth 186,492 ; the Ninth,
the next to the most populous, 227.881,
and the Second, the first in poin of
population. 266,767. The Second and
Ninth will lose one or two oooi_tiee
each. There will be a general shifting
nf ?11 th? f.n-antles.
^Ab^olutcfy Pure -
For the third of a century the
standard for strength and purity. It
makes the hot bread, hot biscuit,
rake and other pastry light, sweet
and excellent in every quality.
No other baking powder is
"just as good as Royal," either in
strength, purity or wholesomcncss.
Many low priced, Im itat ?on bak Ing powder? ?re
UjHiti the market. These are maoc with aluia.
lw taken to avoid them, as alum
is a (xjison, never to be taken in the food,.
?jova: runN-. powder co., ioo wiiliam st., new Yor-f_
Religious Notes Hl*s Cason Seriously 111.
(Oorreapondence of The Free Lance.)
Lewiston, Va ,Deo. 17th, 1800.
Sunday was probably si bad a day
for cburcb-going as any we are likely
to have during the winter, windy and
piercingly cold ; but the undaunted
Sunday School established at Lewlston
Hall by the Rev. Mr. Tyndell of the
Episcopal obnrch in Fredericksbnrg,
gathered in oontiderable numbers and
seemed to enjoy tbe letsoni and exer?
cises. Mr. Tyuded's work in thii
neighborhood has been most pleasantly
and auspiciously began and It meeting
with appreciation on all sides ; and the
Sundays of hit preaching appointment!
at the Hill are looked fctwatd to with
Min Elizabeth Cason.a well known
and venerable member of the commu?
nity, Is dangerously 111 and is in a
very feeble condition. Her long life of
usefulness and goodness hat endeared
her to a large oirole of friends, who,
at well as her kindred, will feel the
deepest ooncern in her sickness
Representatives Lamb and L?aarleB
oalled on Seoretary of War Root and
urged that the bodiea of all Confederate
toldieri now interred in the violnity of
Washington he moved to Hollywood
Cemetery, Riohmond. Seoretary Root
informed the Virginia Representatives
that before suoh action oan be taken
tpeoial legislation would be required on
the subject. A bill meeting the neces?
sary requirement! will be lntrodoced.
Look tt your tongue. 4
Is It coated ? \
Then you have a bad p
taste In your mouth every T<
morning. Your appetite
is poor, and food dis?
tresses you. You have
frequent headaches and
are often dizzy. Your
stomach Is weak and
your bowela are always
There's an old and re?
Don't take a cathartic
dose and then atop. Bet?
ter take a laxative dose
each night, lust enough to
cause one good free move?
ment the day following.
You feel better the
very next day. Your
appetite returns, your
dyspepsia is cured, your
headaches pasa away,
your tongue clears up.
your liver acta well, and
your bowela no longer
give you trouble.
Prks, IS eaots. AO truati*.
? I have taken Averti TW? far M
yean, sad I eonaldar tbam tie bet} m
bad?. One pul does aeu-ore go<>4 4
than half a box si aay otbsr kind 1 /"
aa^evs^.l.TAiaoT. ? ?
Uu*m,U?. ?rria?*??. Rasa.
V "T T ' T T f W T
laV?B? iikiniA ir*i
Over the Coffee Cups-.
Remarked the husband to his wife :
"How free oar happy home from strife I '
She grlnly smiled and then said aha
"I gaest that It had better be."
"Some men, "he sighed, "I've aaei
Most everlastingly complain,"
' 'If you did so, ' ' she said, " I fear
You'd feel it painful, too, my dear."
"They swear and kiok like perfeo
Whatever's done, no one thing suite.
"Suppose, for ?nstanos, I should storm
Because the eoffje wasn't warm?
In snob a case, what would you do?"
(?aoth she : "I'd make It hot for you. ' '
The Lahore Poitm&itenbip ?
Union ville, Va,, Dec. 19, 1900.
To The Free Lince :
In your issue of Tuesday. December
18, we note a paragraph in the Orange
oounty letter, signed by your corre?
spondent "8,"that referenoe Is made
to a report that Mr. P. L. Jackson,
postmaster at Lahore, would be turned
out. The paragraph referred to is very
misleading as to the real facts in the
case, and the matter having been oalled
to the attention of the offloial members
of the Taylor District Republican Club,
some explanation of the paragraph re?
ferred to Is deemed advisable by the
undersigned officers thereof. The facts
In the oaee of the post mastership of the
office at Lahore are these : Mr. Jamea
Duncan, of the Lahore section, a loyal
member and vice-president of the olub
referred to, and a gentleman of no
qualified business capacity and Integ?
rity and sooial prominence la the
community in which be lives,has by the
eternal fitness of things become an ap?
plicant for the pos*-offlce at the point
referred to, and is endorsed by said
olub of which he Is a member. So far
as the present lnoumbent is concerned,
and waiving the great personal tribute
paid blm by the writer of the para?
graph referred to, against which., we
have nothing to say, we will state th,>
Mr. Jaokson is a Democrat ; has bei *,
said office for two decades and has doce
so more because there has never before
been an applicant for said orlioe, than
otherwise, we presume Your corre?
spondent forher states that in the
event of snob a ohsnge c )w, It would
result in breaking up?the office and
a wrong to a chivalrous people. We
are at a loss to know why s no h dire re?
sults would follow, and for the first
time learn that It would be aa an
chivalrous act to indnot into aa office
held by a strong Democrat, a true ?ad
"8" closes his Interesting paragraph
by referring the whole matter to "Bro.
Eddlns," and advises the application of
the golden rule, aod adds that "we
mlstske the man, If you do not." Wo
will state for the benefit of "S" that
the rule by wbloh be would have "Bro.
Eddids" act in the oaee referred to,
would if applied, unseat every Demo
orat federal office-holder in Virginia
if previous political campaigns are to
be considered, and we have no Idea
that H. 0. Kddltts, the preset r
Republloan oounty chairman .will
be induced by "8" to have a
staunch Democrat offloial retained In
office, when a good Republican desires
it. If so we shall ' 'mistakes the man"
if he does.
A. 0. Walter, President of Taylor
trlot Republloan Olub.
James B Martin, Seo.
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