V3L, 16-NO. 130.
Devoted to the A?H^?tural, Commercial and Hanufacturing Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. TJ?-SDW. DECEMBER 25, 1900.
price 3 Cents
MWi Schedule in Effect
LEAVE RiCHMQN . BYRD
9:00 a. M..NOR?ULK l.lMMKi? Ar
-, P.Ai A. M. Stop? onljr at IV t
rf, w?i 01 y. nmi su ?folk. s?. 0 ?
tli s train.
9.05 ?. M . TDK OH1CAOU KXPRKS-?.
wiehbiir?*. Ki.iii?.>k.', < oluiolius, an.l
KortiuiKu Pullman Sleeper K<Mtnok?4oCol
Dtabu?;alao, ! >r Bfllatol, KnoivlU?a, ?mi
Chattanooga Pullman Sleeper bo..
3115 ?'? N' Oc '*:> Shore Liraiti.il. .\ni\c-?
Non-ik y r, p m stops only at Petontxiiff,
r. and Suffolk fteooni-ela?? tickets
this tram Through amth t<>
"la Hen? h
6I50 I" M . Kor Suffolk. Norfolk, an?, in
toriat-iiiato stations. Arrives at Nortolk at
9110 P. M., For Lynchburg and Roanoke
' ct? at Lyiu-hnrg with tVashintrion ami
C?aattanooff4 limited Pul man b
Lyoohburg to Memphis and New Orleans
Cafe, parior. aud Otiscrvation cars Had ford
na, Ala. Pullaaaa Bleepet between
?1 1 a i ? Lyncbbur*. and berths ready
lor oooueaiuy at-. ?>i P. it. Also, I'd 1 man
?r Pot.-ranuti' and Roanoke.
Train? arrive Ricnmond from Lynchiiuor
?ad th. .t 7:35 A. M.and 8-Ji p. M ;
from Norfolk and'the Ka?t at 11:10 A. M.. 11:?
A. M , ani 6M 1'. M.
Oiliec: 83b Main street.
JOHN K WAC.NRH,
Paasengar and Tleaet ?Agoat.
0. H. BO8L8Y, uistrut Passenger A?
W. It l?r;\ ll.l,, il neral I'asaesiner Agent,
oe: Roanoke, Va. isyffS
ooDtduits for 1KH)
ARR, ?No. S
1:00 ? -n
' i x8 a m
6.A4 a as
I a m!
m o m
I H a m
' a m'
10:14 a m
10 .'? a m
10 41 a tu
?Jiua lios !
2:28 p m
HI t' ?
1:0? p m
12:50 p m
12:40 p m
12.30 p ni
OouoMUon? at FrMericksburg with ii. F.
A P. K K.. and Weerns Steamboat 0?, At
Orange with Southern and Chesapeav? A
Ohio R. R.
?ba only line to the Channel ??rsv.'-'ls utai
Bastero Standard Time. Dally sxoeptBun?
day. W.H. RICHARDS. Gen'l Man??.
* Train No. 2 leave* Orange th? 4th Monday
n ??oh m onth at 3 p. m.
Schedule in s??t Nov. 23. 1900
All traljs arr.ve at and depart from
Pennsylvania Passenger Station.
i M.?Daily?lor DanTille. Ohanotte
? if station?, connecting at Calverton
fu iVarrenton, at Manassas for Btrasbnrg
n I Harr:sonburg daily anddtaunton week
days st Lyncbburg with tbe Norfolk and
Western daily for Roanoke and ooinu
itwsst and with 0. A O. R. R. daily for
S ttaral Bridge and Lexington.
1115 A. M.?D?aiiy-TMB ONITE?
8TATK8 PAST MAIL carries Pullman,
Htet^ers New York and Washington to
Jactionvlu-a, viacavannah. uniting at Sal
isbary with Pullman Sleeper for Asbe
Tiil? and Hot Spring?, t?. C. Knot
Title, Obattanoosa and Memphis.
Tsau.. and at Charlotte with Pull?
man Sleeper for Augusta ?ml at
Dan?ille wich Sloepler fo: Birmingham;
aud at ?Columbia, with deeper for Charles?
ton, Po' .nan SlMp*.* New York to New
Orleaa?? Soli.i train Washington to N?w
Orleans ?rithoat-Stcage.coniierti at Lynch
ourg dailv for Natural Bri?lge and Lexing?
ton, Va. iMning car service.
11:37 A. M?Daily?Local tor Charlottet
T. le, oonn?e?*ting at Calverton for Warren
4:01 P. M.?Looa: for Strasburg and H?r
fUonouri^ ?ily axcept Sunday.
4.30 P. M.daii/, local for Charlott?B?yille,
wnaecting at Calvwrton for Warrenton.
9:55 P. M. daily W?w York aad Florida
m tocata Pullman Buffet Sleeping Ca.-a,
New York and Washington to Pott Tampa,
via Jacksonville, and to Augusta via
Columbia with TOnuection for Aiken.
Through coach to Jacksonville. Dining Car
9:55 P. M. daily, Washington and
Ohattanaoxa Limited, via Lynchburg, with
sleeper?. New York and Washingtou to
Memphis and New Orleans through Bristol.
Through ooach ?to Memphis. Parlor
?serration Car between Radford, Va.,
sad .Vitalia, Ala. Dining Car servce.
10:15 P.M. daily " WA3HINOTON s?r
S )lirrf-WR8T8RN, VKBTIBULKD LIM
IT.KD," oompusea of Dining CaraandDay,
t'oaches, f alunan Vest i baled dltsptis,
New York to Nashville, JVlu.,
via Ashe ville, Knoxvills ?and Chat
a, New York to Memphis, via Sirui
la^ti*.a, ?Su* York to New Orleans, via At
laiU and M^ni^omery. Pullman. Library
- ?Mr??tionciir b*tw?s?u New York and
W.vsi Ligtoa a a M ?con. Dining Car
lin^ Psraonix.lj Conducts Tourist
BlaafST ou this train nvtiy Monday,
Wednesday and rrmay, Washington to
B?i? Krau'j :(v> without ci?age. Conneitioa
leave* Rlouutundatll.ouP. M,
Train* o.. um Harraw Uaag? r??aeh Oransj?
tally at 10 AC A. M
Tra: I -.j iths.-n Railway paas
?Jratii?s Dattx *? tolow?
2 35 1'. M 7.? P. M.
?10 i A. M. 4:40 P. M. 5:37 A. M.
Fat rai-s, m?(> folder? and sleeving ou
ip??e apply to nearest Southern Railway
FRANK. S.OANNON.Srd V.Pree A?wa.MgT
I M. Cli Lk?, Trsifio Manager.
W. A TURK. Oeueral Passenger Agent.
L. 8. BROWN, Uaneral Agent,
WASHINGTON, ?. C.
To Hot Springs.
CINCINNATI, IOUIBVILLB, CHIOAOO
81. LOUI8 AND THE WR8T.
Tea 8ao?T?sr aao Uoiexsrr Root? ?x?
The moat direct and )>opuiar route to
Old Point and Norfolk.
TRAIN? LKAVt DOSWBLL. VA
October 1 1WU.
Ho. t. No S
Ar. Staunton .
" Clifton Forge-..
" Va. H-itMprhig?.
" Whlt'j Sulphur..
" Loaljvllie.i. -..
m. t, >ui?
til 04 A i 3:47 P
4 5-45 P
Tint? marked ? dally except Kuuday.
Pnllmau 81?eeplug (?ars on Nos. i and I
?ti and LouisTilla
i.V. Blot. -
Ar. Newiv.r. News.
? Old Point..
AddltUnal trains leave Do?well7d0 P. M.,
txoaptSunday for Hlnhmond.
"?%t o*i*ot information, addraa?
&. ?? P. A. ?Iahv?nd. Vat
WALLACE will ; ave vo KEY on
New styles.low prient .'ool aud Wash Dress
Goods, Ginghams.Calicoe^.Cayimerosand Kerseys,
Ladies' and Gents' Wool Underwear, Corsets and
Hosiery, l?g lot? of new Capes and Cloaks from
$1 00 to ?Slo. Ready-made Skirts and Pants.Trunks
and Satchels a specialty. Wholesale Depart?
ment up stairs.
S. G. WALLACE,
Main and Commerce Streets. rRKDERICKSB?RG. VA
E. T, BAKERS.
12 dot Indies' $1. Kill (.loves in Black ?tnd C ?lored,*. 69c.
188 doi Linen Towel? at 19 1-8, 1.> ind 16S 8, wonh 16, SO
and 25 eta ,.r> pieoti 68 inch Plaid Back Dross Goods,w off li
$2.15 and 1.50 at $1.00; 25 dot. Man's Wool Bhirtaal 69
tad 89-cts. each, Worth 11.00 and $1.25 60 doi Ladies'
Pocket Books at 20ots each, worth 25 and "lets. 2:>.". doz
Gents 2loo Linen-l Pjy Collarsal 8cts. each,worth I Sects.
200 pair White, Gray and Red Blankets thai -Must b?- Sohl
Cheap. 100 Capes and-Lick?-;s from 60cta to 1700 each,
Cheap and New,
Many of the above came from the proal Bodges Bio., fail?
ure 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, FREDERIOKSBURG. VA.
ATTENTION. SHOE BUYERS I
#1 Lvlie-T Oxford TieB at 50 et?. |1.M Ladles'
Oxford Tie? at 75 ota K5 ota. Ladit-V Oxford Ties at 40 < rs W* mak? thU ?i
apeolal aale for l?0 days Hlanghter prioe.-?. We do not lotend to bold one pair over
this ?eason The prloe asked for them la much below ooat. Oome and see wbat
yon bay almost for nothing.
HENRY WiSSNER. 81?' Main street.
are better-prepared to fill orders for their
UNEQUALLED BRANDS OF Fi OUR,
which surpass auy heretofore made.
Ficklen'8 Superlative Patent, Bol mont Family, Bridgowater Family, (Silver
Medal), Balmoot Best Extra. Aho 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 fnll line of Sterling Silver and Quadrupled I'Utfd Ware. Suit
abb for Christmas and Wedding Presents. Also a big lino of
Sterling Silver Novelties, from 25 cents up. Eagraving free of
A. LOEWENSON, The Jeweler,
Watch Repairing a Specialty.
H. R. GOIJLDMAN, MERCHANT TAILOR.
AND DEALEK IN
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
?My 0.-JCK 1? now romp?ate tu ?very dep?r ment, ?xuiaiatir.?-of U>e latest at y loa and dm t
from French, Knxliah, ?ooteh a..d A-n?ricau nianu?acturea, *el?cted with tr.e
c.-eatesi car? with the view to ripply tbiw?ntj and tatt-? Of ?very ?iinionuir. Kvary
t lina at
Bottom Prices and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Also full Un? o? Otint? tfarnlahlng Oooj? inch aa Dren Shirta, Night Shirt?, Orawenl
dollars, Cult?, <ilovea, Suspender?, 8^arfa T.'s, H !k and Linen Hari<1?:erchieie. Half
Uoae, Scarf Pint. Onff and Collar Button, Watch Chaina and (Jiiamia. auk, Aipaoa ar.d
Onjjham UmbrellH, ?fee. Oaall and ?t?io oa? ? .
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
FREE ! FREE !
Now is the time to make old clothes look like new.
With each and every CASH purchase amounting
to 25 cents or over, WE will give one package of
JOHNSTON & PEARSON, Druggists.
A full stock of Olass and Putty always or hand.
ECKENRODE, PERRY & CO.
THE BIG STORE I
We oao sell you anything yon want. CLOTHING, SHOKS, HATH, OBNTs'
rUBNISHINQS. Call und tee as before yon bay.
FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS j^f
"NcwRivai,"" Leader." and "Repeater
InaUt U|xjn bavins; them, take no others and you will get the bat ?hells that money can buy.
ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. _
?????'-?-? ???'-?-'-'-???'???''?'?t'W-'???' >'W'W'<y'?Tl?">y'W'W'W?W'W-W-?'-W'W'?'
Talk on Chlna-l'er.onals and Other Notes
(Oorreapindence of The Free Lino?-. )
Bowling Green, Va., l>c. II. 1?KK).
Oaring to Ihn alokness cf the paator.
Rev. Richard Bdgby, there were no
aervicea at the Christian church Sun?
day. He la at the home of hia falber,
Oapt. Bigby, in Tappahannock
Misa Bessie Ooghlll will l?*ave 01.
Saturday for Ulcbmond, wh'ie abe
will upend several day? with friend?.
Mr. Aubrey Vulentine, Mr. 0. I'
Smout and Mia? Pearl Smoot left en
Monday, via ynnr cily, for Urbanni?,
where they atteuled the Nelson-Sin a t
wedding, which took place on the ltfih
Mrs. T. B. (Jill has returned to hor
home at Milford, after a delightful
visit to relatives in Norfolk
Kev. J.T. T. Hunley, of the Christian
ohnrch, was to have preached In that
church here on Monday night, bnt ow?
ing to the small oongri-galion there
were no services.
Mesar?.John While, J ihn Winaton.Webb
Kainea ar.d Mononre Uravatt, of the
Unlveraity cf Virginia, are spending
tbetr holidaya at their respeotive horn?-?
Mtaa Annie M. Payne, of Crcz?-!, la
the guest i f her friend, Miss Cordte L
Several of our people went over t?
hear Bishop Gibson at Fort Royal un
Sunday. Aftor pieaohlng he confirm
ed a olaaa.
The oold weather of the past few
daya haa caused good ios to form on the
ponda and large orowds have enj ?ye?)
Dr. T. A Grooder, of Washington,
apent Saturday and Sunday in i ur
Dr. and Mrs, W. L. Broaddns spent
Saturday in yonr oity.
Messrs. John and Reuben Broaddns,
atndenta at Richmcnd College, are at
their home here for the holidaya.
Mr. W. W. Sawyer and children ar?
rived on Wedneaday and are oomfoi t
ably fixed in (heir new home.
Mra. Ruth McOown Thompson address
ed the members of the 0. W. B. M. of
the Chxlatian church on Sunday night.
She spoke principally of the life aid
work of the women in China
Mrs. Thompson has jast returned
from China, where she haa spent
the last five years of her life, and her
Ulk was both interestlrg and Instruc?
tive, and waa greatly enjoyed by a large
Moat uf the pupila of the Southern
?Seminary left on Thuraday, a m. for
their homes, where they will apend the
Mr. Maxie Orittendon and sister, from
the upper pint of this oounty, were
guests in our town on Friday.
7!iis j?i?.-ltire is the Irm?e m ;
SCOTT'S I-MU?.SIOX, nml ?s on
every 1 ?oil le of SCOTT'S liMTI.
SION in the World, which now
amounts to many millions yearly,
This ?great business has grown to
such vast proportions,
First; -Beca use the proprieton
have always lx-en most careful in
Rejecting the various ingredients
used in its composition, namely;
the finest Cod Liver Oil, and the
Seco/i</:-Because they have so
skillfully combined tie various
ingredients that the best possible
results are obtained by it
TA/rti.'-Because it has made so
many sickly, delicate children
strong and healthy, given health
and rosy cheeks to so many pale.
anaemic girls, and healed the lungs
and restored to full health, so many
thousands in the first stages oi
It you have not tried it. ?end for free r.;:m->'e
Ha agreeable taste avili
SCOTT ft BOWM
409-415 Pc?' ? Street, New York.
40c and Ji.oo; aUldniggitU.
:;M1s? Willie Oiejory, after a visit of
several week? to the Misse? Woolfolk,
left on Saturdty for Hanover to visit
relative?. She wa* nccompanied^by
Mis? Annie Woolfolk
MUs Mundy, of Enstx couuty, 1? the
guest of her sister, Mr?. Albert Gould?
Mr. T. D. Ooghill retarned on Wt d
nesdsy from a huntiug trip in the
southern part < f the State
X. Y. Z.
Preparing For Christmas-Marriage Per
(Oorre?pondenrtc of The Fiee Lance )
Unlonville, Va, Deo 20tb, 1000.
The week preceding the Obriatmas
season is a basy one In this section,
and perhaps at no other time in the
year Is there so much stirring and
bustle, both lnd)or? and ont,and every?
one U imbned i/ith the ?ame high
hope? of a ?rood time, if possible, and
all hearts are united for once, a? lea?t.
with Ihn spirit and heppiLOts of j >y?
fol snticlp.tlons. We tender to The
Free Lsnoe firoe and its many readers
oar best wishes for a real old-fashioned
Xm?B, marred by no diapleature or
Messrs. Melzo and Olifton Wangh(
tbe former of Newport News, the let?
ter if Seattle, Wash., have arrived
home to s^end Xuiss with relatives snd
MUs Ada Hurls, who is attending
the H ?athern Female Seminary, at
Bowling Green, with Miss Phelps, a
school frieo.l, will ?pend their Xmss
at the former's home, at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Martin, of this
place,and Mrs. Hobt S Bell.of Lahoie,
will ?pend the holiday? with Mr. Sid?
ney A Martin and family in Philadel?
Messrs. Bradshaw and Walters, of
Washington, will be guests during
Xmss week at the residence of Mr. A
0. Walter, near this pi ice.
Mrs. Wm H Hwsley. of thi? place,
with her ohildren, will *p>nd Xmas
with old friend? in Manohester.
Mr. Ohas. K. Martin, of E.izibetb,
N. J., ion of Mrs B H. Martin, of
thi? place, will, owing to business en?
gtgemont?, be uaable to spend Xmas
at his old home, muoh to the regret o'
Dame rumor hints at the marriage of
Thompson has jutt returned from
two of our ?iipular young people short?
If ; and there Is Ulk of parties and te?
cep.lons during Xmas week.
Rev. L. A. Ontler, of Louisa, filled
hin regular appointment at tbe Chris?
tian ohuroh last Sunday morning and
night. He will doubtless oontlnue as*
pastor of this growing oongregation
during the coming year.
Miss Llzzte Clark, of Washington,
will spend Xmas day at home with her
parents here. Miss Eina Mltobell, a
popular young lady of the Ospitol city,
will acoomptny her and will spend
several days with friends at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Peroy Falooms, of West
Virginia, will ?psnd Xmas with their
respective parents at Rbodesville and
Mr. Parker A Perry, formerly o*
this plsoe, was married lo Miss Bessie
Powell, daughter of fir. and Mr?.
Joc'ph Powell, cf Roanoke, on Deo.
19th, at tbe home of tbe bride. They
will reside at Newport News, where
the groom Is an attaohe cf the Newport
Miss M. Harvy Campbell, tbe popu?
lar te&cher at Dr. Wm.J. Orittenden's,
will spend tbe holidays at her parents
home In Essex oounty. X. X. X
Robbed Th? Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver, of Philadelphia, was tbe
?object, 1? narrated by him as follows:
"I was In a most dreadful condition
My ?kin was almost yellow, eyes sunk?
en, tongue coated, pain continually in
back and sides, no appetite?gradually
growing weaker day by day. Three
physiolans had given me np. For?
tunately, a friend advised trying
?Electric Bitters;' and to my great jiy
and surprise, the first bottle made a
decided improvement. I continued
their use for tbree weeks, and am now
a well man. I know they savtd my
life, and robbed tbe grave of another
victim." No one ?bonld fail to try
trem Only 50 or? , guaranteed, at M.
M Lewi?' Drug Store.
Had Dog in Carolina
School No. 2, in Caroline, taught by
M.tf. D. J Waller, wa? thrown?lntoa
state of excitement recently, by tbe
appearance of a mad dog io the yard at
One of the children, disobeying or?
der?, opened tbe door a little Tray to
peep out and tu tun the dog to tbe.
great consternation of teacher and
pnptls.who promptly took to the tops of
desks?belter-skelter. With the assist
anee of Mr. Diok Carter, who waa
passing along the road at tbe time, the
dog was killed io tbe school house For?
tunately no one wm injured ?Caroline
Oeiilng Ice- Gypsies Personals, Etc
(dorr? spotdi ' M ' f th? Fri
Klag George <- u-.ty, Dec. 2u, 190
The b??lmy weather of tbe paat I
daya la a great oontraat to Batnrd
Sunday and even Monday of thia w?
The ioe-ponda and mill-ponda were
fri zio bard by the several day? of o
weather and aome peraona took advi
tage of the opportunity and began t
ing their loe houaea.
Qolte a Urge gang of Gypaie? i
camped in thia oounty, and judgl
from the large amount of oorn, fodi
and other thinga they take in exchac
for telling fortune?, times must be v<
prosperous with the people of this si
Messrs. R. T. Hume and Char
Hume, of Washington, who have br
sending some days with the family
Mra Imorgen Lewis in this oounl
have returned home.
Mr. John N. Feed, aooomptnied
his daughter, Misa Nannie, ?pint I
day in Fredetickaburg.
Mesara. JameaO. and Aleok Peed.wl
have been attending the Maaaey Bui
neaa College, in Riohmond,returned t
day, u full graduate?, having oompU
ed the college oourae.
Misa Carrie Waahingtoo, expeota
leave in a abort time for Washingto
where ahe will ?pend the remainder
Rev. H H. Foce?, who for ao mat
yean was the faithful pastor of Rout
Bill and Shiloh Baptist ohurohes,
muoh missed in the neighborhood I
whloh ho lived, a? is also his famil;
They have gone to teside in Waehin?
The merry party of young ladies fro
Essex, who were guests of the Misa
Lewia at, "Marraion," have return?
Rev. Norman Luck, of Caroline, hi
been vlaiting a good many of hit pe?
pie here thia week, having preached i
Oakland Sunday, and remained hei
for the Rioe-Rodger? marriage.
Rev. J. L. Pribble, the newly o|
pointed .minister of the Methodli
ohurohes In thia oonnty, haa made
pleasant impression on all who hal
been fortunate enough to meet him, c
hear him preaoh.
We are glad to hear that Mr. Nel
aon Toler, of Waahlngton, who ha
been ??ulte alck at "Hagley," the hoi
pltable home of the Tall aferr??, I
A number of tbe visitors, mho cam
to attend the marriage of Mia? Willie R
Rodgera and Mr. Phil. Rioe. have re
Oor oounty.man, Mr. T. II. Bevan,
who ao narrowly eaoaped death reoentlj
at Colonial Beaoh from ?uffooation bj
gas, is quite well again and able to b<
We wish Tbe Free Lsnoe and lti
readers a happy Christmas. It will b<
a happy season to many in King
George We advise you as Mike doe?
in "People's Advocate," Get ready fot
S?nta. If you bave'nt any stockings ol
your own to hang up, get out and bor
row n pair. Don't be left. That'? mj
motto. "Hurrah for Christmas."
Nom? and Personals.
(Correspondence of The Free Lance.;
King George 0. H., Va., Deo 20.
Mrs. Ro?e T. Hunter, who ha? beet
visiting relatives at the Oourt-houie, hai
returned to Washington.
Mis? Annie M. Bevan, of Baltimore,
is visiting her brother, Hon. Thomai
H Bevan, at "Pharsalla. "
Miss 8. phla R. Tayloe, of "Chester
field," Md., i? spending the Ohriatirai
holldaya with her parents at "Powha
Miss Jennie Rayner Bevan and Mr
Wm. H Bevan, who are attending
sohool in Baltimore, are upending
Otiriatmas with their father, Hon. T. H.
Mis? Mattie Hunter, who haa been
visiting her relative? at tbe Oourt*hou?e,
left on the 16th instant to visit Mra
Rose T. Hunter in Washington.
Mr. Goo. Oatle Tayloe, who is attend?
ing college in Baltimore, is at "Fen*
neaux, " spending the holidays with hit
parents, Mr. and Mra. G. O. Tayloe.
Mr. R. V. Suttle, tbe efficient Sopor,
iutendent of the Poor, wa? at the
Clerk'? office the 15th Instant on busi?
Mr. Stuart Garnett .of "Spy Hill, "has
returned from a pleasant trip to Wash*
Miss Martha 0. Grymee, the accom?
plished daughter of Mrs Ann W.
Grymes.who has been visiting relative?
and friends in Alexandria and Washing?
ton, has returned.
Mr. Thomas L. Hunter, of Washing?
ton, i? spending the Ohriatma? holidaya
with hia kin, the Hunter?, at the
Miss B?sale Turner, who Is attending
sohool at Hannah Moore Academy, Is
spending Christmas? with her parents,
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Turner at
Mis? Medora B. Hoce, the pretty and
attractive daughter of Mr. Iaaao F.
Hooe, haa returned from a pleasant visit
to friends In Fredertckaburg
Mr. Wm. Randolph and family, of
New York, will spend the Xma? holi?
day? with Mn. Rosalie B Stuart at
' Cedar Grora. "
Mr?. Adar 8. Robb, Mesar?. Julian
Jones and Gal vert Stuart, of Baltimore,
will also spend Xmaa at " Cedar Grore. "
?^ Absolutely pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Death Land Sales Personals,Etc.
(Oorrespind nee of The Free Lance )
8rerling, Vu., Deo. 20, 1900.
Mrs J .tin Myers aud Mrs. Alice
Turner, i f Warren county, Pa., mother
and sister respectively of Mr?. T. F.
Sexton, are p.ylng her a visit.
Mr. H K. B'.incoe has purchased a
ten acre lot if the Ankers' fatui
Death visited the btnie of Mr. Nails,
who rents tbe farm <f Rev, Mr. Bell,
and claimed bis wife on Monday last
Mr. Sandy B?ard I? being visited by
hi? aunt, of Bo se City, Idaho. She
brought with ber a p?t dog whose
traveling expense? amounted to ?$35.
W S. Summers and R H. Summers,
executors of R II. Summer?, deceased,
bave sold sixty five acres cf land in
Fairfax county to Lydia A. Johnson.
Mr. J. D Berry aud family left Sat?
urday after a month's visit to relatives
near here. The family returned to
Westmoreland and Mr. Berry t
Prinoess Anne county.
Mr. Whaley had to make a second
trip to Baltimore to get his Cristmss
gv<l?i on scoonot of the burning of the
Baltimore Bargain H use bef?te bis
good? were ?hipped. Dr Mr.
0. W. Williamson, who shot Mis?
Bessie Stuckey, a nurse at tbe Virginia
Hospital. Richmond, was sent on to
the grand jury, his concsel waiving ex?
Mr. Edwin Bojd. of Louisa county,
had his band caught in the gearing if
a horse-power a few days ago and so
Injured as to require the ampuUtion of
two middle fingers.
A Thousand Tongues.
Could not express the rapture of
Annie E Springer, of 1125 Howard ?t.,
Philadelphia, Pa , when ?be found that
Dr. King'? New Discovery for Con?
sumption hat* completely cured ber of a
hacking cough that for many years bad
made life a burden. All ether remedies
sud Drs. conld give her no help,but ?he
says of this Royal Cure :' ' It soon removed
the pain in my chest and I can now deep
soundly, something I oan scarcely re?
member doing before. I feel like sound?
ing its praises throughout the Uni?
verse." So will every one who trie*
Dr. King's New Discovery for any
trouble of tbe TLroat, Chest or Lungs
Price 60o and $1 00 Trial bottles free
at M. M. Lewis' Drug Store ; every
Tbe original bell of old St John's
Ohorob, Richmond, tbe same that rang
to call tbe bouie of Virginia burgesses
together when Patrick Henry deliveted
his memorable address, bas been pur?
chased by Mrs Bryant,of Maitinsville,
and presented to the Virginia Histori?
cal S oiety.
CLEVELAND DISCUSSES TH5. FUTURE
Advocate? a Return to Former Conditions.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland in the
Saturday Evening Poet,of Philadelphia,
writes of the defeats of the Democracy
and their remedy.
He ?aye that its success in 1892 waa
so dooisive that a long continuance of
ita supremacy waa anticipated, Then
came ' 'the fallacy c. free silver and
Populism." Mr. Cleveland proceeds :
"Tbe oulmination cf Democratic woe
wa? reached when its oompiot with
ihe?e uu Democratic forces wa? oom*
plete, and when our rank and file were
?ummood to do battle under bannen
which bore strange symbols, and were
held aloft in unfamiliar hand?. The re?
mit of auch a betrayal wa? foredoomed.
This abandonment cf the principle? of
trne Demociacy, thia contemptuous dis?
obedience cf its traditions, and thia de?
liberate violation of the law of ita
atiength and vigor were, by a decree aa
inexorable as thor ? of fate, followed by
the Inevitable punishment of stunning,
"The extent and persistency of our
wanderings in lswi are illustrated in a
most astounding way by the command
Issued on the day of onr rout and dis?
comfiture, that a second battle should
be fought on the same field, with the
same false war cries and the same lead?
ership that had brought us to the sur?
rounding gloom of defeat "
Further on he says :
"Thus is 1900 the lesson of 1896 wm
contemptuously rejeoted, and every bop?
of Democratic aucceea was willfully cast
aside. Again our long-suffering rank
and me, whoae loyalty and obedience
deeetved better things, were sacrificed
in a cause theirs only in name.
8UGU?.3TS CHANGE OP PROGRAM.
' 'Why should we not return to Demo*
?ratio principles aid in their name
?gain achieve victories no lesa glorious
and renowned than were ours in tbe
daya of courageous advcoaoyof our time
honored faith? Are our principle? ao
?hop-worn or actqaited a? to require
renovation, or their d?placement by
others more fashionable} There is not
an honest Demoorat in this broad land
who will ooncede these things, nor la
i here one who would not hail the proc?
lamation of the old faith with that
lighting enthusiasm that foretokens
Democratic triumph. A? new conditions
arise our principles must be applied to
them ; but in tbe creed that baa guided
ua through a century of p-trty existence
we shall find the key to every aooh ap?
plication ; nor shall we need the lexicon
of PpnpulUm to aid us in Interpreting
this oreed. ' '
Mr. Cleveland touche? in turn on free
silver and the Federal court?. He ex?
presses the belief that true Dem?crata
are opposed to "condemning the gener?
al Government for protecting itself In
the exercise of its fnnotions against
violent obstruction within a State."
Further on he saya:
"I believe no Democrat will have the
hardihood to deny that we have fought
our last two campaigns in alliance with
un-Demooratio foices, and that thia al?
liance waa immensely ocstly in defeat.
Is there not good reason to ?nppoee
tbat even In success suoh an alliance
would bave proved unprofitable and
"He advocates a "return of Democ?
racy to its old faith "
?M "Recrimination is wotse than naelaw
and the arroga! Ion cf superior party
virtue will breed only miaohief. This
is a time for sober thought, tolerant "
language and fraternal oounael?. " .
-'FUTORIFULIi OF OPPORTUNITY." /
'-There is much for ur^ do, and tbev
future is full of Democratic duty and t
opportunity. Our fighting foroee will
respond listlessly and faheritgly if sum?
moned to a third defeat in a strange
cause ; but If they hear the rallying
call of true Democracy, they will
gather for battle with old-time Demo?
cratic enthusiasm and oonrage.
"Give the rank and file a chano?. "
whioh on account of their age and ev<?n
nem are specially advised for medicinal
put paies. Sold and f.-oommended by
CHA8. WALLACE ile BBO
JOHN M. GRIFFIN.
M O STRASBURGES*
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