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TUESDAY.... DECEMBER 25, 1900
Weather forecast for Fred?
ericksburg and Vicinity.
Clear and colder Tuesday.
WHAT MAY HAPPEN.
There seems to be quite a senti?
ment within the State in favor of a
revision of the boundaries of
the Congressional Districts whether
Congress passes a bill that
may require a reapportionment
or not For the purposes of this
article, and for reference, we repro?
duce census returm for 1900:
First DUtrlct.. MO.r.u Sixth. IM 5T1
Third . IS4.oi;i Kixhth . IM.1*>
Fourth .IWa..t'l Ninth.
Fifth .|i;5,5jt? Tenth. 1-?3,4'.C
A total population for the State of
commas or ?1st dist.j ootnrrm of -th dot
A eco mac.
Kin? A Queen
Frederic ksbuiy?. M??
:t^670|? Alexandria. ?,Wi
13.TW Culpeper . 14.123
MHD Fairfax . ls.5on
VU Loudoun .
8 SB? Prince William U.lb
i'.-i? City of Alex
Under the new census it will be
observed that the 2ud, or Norfolk
District has a population of 255,757,
and the 9th District 227.381, while
the 1st District has 100,739, and the
8th District only 154,198. As the
8tates population is put at 1,855,140
it will be seen that with ten Congres?
sional Districts eaoh should contain
as nearly as practical about 185,515
population. The 3rd, 5th, 0th, and
10th Districts under the new enumer?
ation come about as near to these
figures as can easily be gotten, and
from none of them could any territory
be taken without adding other terri?
tory. The 1st, 4th, 7th and Sth will
need to be added to to get near the
requisite average. The 2nd has 60,000
to spare. Its contiguous Districts
are the 1st and 3rd, and since the lat?
ter needs no addition,in all probability
the 1st will have to take the surplus.
But tbe 1st will need only about
25,000 of the 60,000. The 8th, which
adjoins ?the 1st, needs 31,000 more
than it now has, so if the 1st could
give 30,000 or 35,000 to tbe Sth she
could then take the 60,000 lopped eff
from the Second. This might be
done by giving to the 8th the
counties of Spotsylvania (9,239),
Westmoreland (9,243), and Richmond
(7,088), and the city of Fredericks?
burg (5,068), a total addition of
30,638?or about what is required.
This wonld make both the 1st and 8th
Districts conform to better geograph?
ical contour and less of the "shoe?
string" order th-\n at present exists.
Stafford and King George are in tbe
8th District, and the 1st jumps over
them to take in Spotsylyania and
Frederioksbnrg, as it stands at
Bnt let us figure a little as to con?
ditions under a reapportionment and
the loss of one Congressional District.
With only nine districts 206,127
wonld be the average population re?
quire! by eaoh district. Tbe 2nd and
6th would still be the only ones with
a surplus and all of the others would
be "short," the 1st and 8th more so
than any. Since this is the case it is
more than probable that either the
1st or the 8th would have to be
merged into the others and lose its
individuality. If so the 2nd would
give largely ?to its neighbor, the 3rd,
and take probably the counties of
A? comae,Northampton,Mathews and
Gloucester ; the counties of King and
1 Queen, Middlesex, Essex and Caro?
line going to the 3rd. The Northern
Neck, Spotsylvania and Fredericks.
bnrg wonld probably fall into tbe lap
of the 8th (whether it be then known
m the 8th or 1st). Of course all of
this is now speculation,but there could
be no other solution, since the 1st
and 2nd Districts are bonnded on
three'sides by the State's boundaries
and their adjaoent Districts are the
3rd and 8th. For these reasons the
ideas we have advanced wonld have
to be conformed to in tbe main.
VALUABLE TREK PLANTING.
In a recent issue the Baltimore Sun
oontained an interesting editorial up?
on the growing scarcity of trees suit?
able for railroad ties, and the meth.
ods which are being discussed as how
best to provide against the total dis
appearance of such timber?which is
threatened in the near fnture. The
moat feasible plan yet suggested
seems to be the one advising ?ailroad
eoapanies to plant locust trees upon
the rights of way along their tracks.
Doubtless the railroad companies
will take adequate steps to prevent a
dearth of timber for their purposes.
The ideas presented in the.interests
of the railroads ?eonld with equal ad?
vantage be considered byx the farm
era ?and laud owners. This worthy
class is too prone to look lightly
upon the subject of protecting the
woodlaad and propagating timber
trees. The Sun lays it to the follow
iog reason, making the point that
railroad corporations, which are sup
pored to be perpetual, will look out
for thorns? lyes: "The main reason
why farmers and other land owners
do not plant forest trees as the forests
are cut down is that it takes so bug
for the trees to grow that they would
in i ffjot be planted for posterity, and
our American people aie too busy
with tbe present to take much ac?
count of posterity." This is possibly
only too true. Yet there are provi?
dent farmers who do not neglect life
insurance or their bank accounts and
other investments, all of which are
doce with an eye to the good of their
It seems to us,in looking at it from
a business standpoint, that there are
few enterprises wuich will return in
a larger measure tbe money and
time invested than judicious tree
planting. Every farm has within
its bounds some piece of land given
over to underbrush or scrub trees
which would be adapted to growing
valuable trees if properly placed.
80 also would edges of ravines and
other portions which from their to?
pographical phases do not admit of
cultivation. Seed of the walnut and
scions of locust can be procured
without expense. The only outlay
would con ist in tbe little time ot"
enpied in pl-nting, the clearing
away of bushes and undesirable
trees in the first instance ard tbe
slight trouble of annually keeping
down all foreign growth. As in
the case with orchards, if cultivated
occasionally it will advauce the
growth, but this is not requisite, as
these n ?tive woods will flourish if the
undergrowth be kept down. Another
and vi ry useful plan would "be to
plant kcuits along property lines.
Cattle do not brouse upon its.folipge,
and it will be but a few years before
the trees will become useful in tack'
ing strscs of wire to for fencing pur.
poses. These in fifteen or twenty
years will become marketable trees
and can be cut for that purpose, and
their places supplied by more scions.
As we have said the industry is one
which will give large returns for th?*
amount of capital and labor invested
and if the projector d:es. not live to
reap the benefit? his immediate pos?
terity will, and in a munificent man?
ner. Why our State Board of Agricul?
ture does not take up the subject and
urge it stronger npon our agricul?
tural class we cannot understand.
The expense account of our Com?
missioner, Peck, to the Paris Expo'
sition foots up about a million dol?
lars. The only reasonable item
which we see in the list i? "1 Bronze
Lion, $19.30." Por cab hire he jots
down a paltry $7,000; for experts'
salaries tbe munificent Bum of $200,
000; employees and laborers $~>0,0C0;
travelling expenses a meagre $.'3,
000; contingent expenses, whatever
they are, $20,000, and so on. If he
had juggled his figures better and
bought a few more bronzed lions and
appropriated a little more to laborers1
hire Congress might have been in?
duced to p?s3 his accounts without
so much questioning.
It is alleged that during tbe past
year the Treasury Department has
been defrauded of a large sum of
money by tbe washing of cancelled
revenue stamps. The parties engaged
in the nefarious business,it is said,se?
cured cancelled stamps of all denom?
inations, washed them, regummed
them and sold them. The Treasury
chemists, however, have put an end
to thia filching from the government
by discovering a composition which
destroys the face of the stamp should
an attempt be made to wash out the
Ik another column will be found
an article from Hon. James N.
Stubbs, ex-State Senator from Glou?
cester, to the 8outhside Sentinel*
taking itsue with a report of the
Board of Fisheries which has been
widely copied by the papers of tbe
State. If the report referred to was
authorized by the Board an explana?
tion is needed, and needed quick;
if it is notan anthoritative statement
the Biard should make haste to dis?
own it, and give the people of Vir?
ginia a proper one.
The mosquito fleet has sailed for
the Philippines. No donbt there will
be some scratching when it arrives.
This is about the only season of
the year when the sweet girls regret
that their feet are so diminutive.
Old Santa Clans may have com?
passion and provide a gobbler for the
Many a dinner table today will
evidence the fact that mnrder has
Like the recent coal strike the
?mall boy's Xmas jubilee hinges on
The pugilists should take lessons
in the art of side-stepping from Gen
The Wise-Maynard Congressiona'
contest has been ruthlessly puno
This is a most fitting day to make
peace with yonr fellow-man.
It is about time for Aguinaldo to
send Christmas greetings.
A i.EADiNO ebaraeteristie of Santa
Clans is, be makes short visits
Li Hung Chano aik? the Powers
for time in which to pay that billion
?nd a balf iudemoity. Father Time
will be tbe referee in this instance,
as in many other, and the chances
are that he will cull ?"time" on the
deorepid statesman long before
China's indemnity is cancelled.
The administration proposes, if
possible, to expeud $200,000 in mere?
ly testing the Gathmann gun, Uncle
Sam is getting to be as extravagant
as the average boy at Xmas.
Tiikrk is no prospect that interven?
tion will save tbe Transvaal republic.
Mr. Kmger's bunt after peace did
not materialise, and there is nothing
left lot him bu' d.spair.
If the Divino Father has blessed
yonr home with the cornucopia of
luxury don't forget tbe poverty
The popping in South Africa
should cease, long enough to give the
pmall boys their Christmas show.
Crime is said to be decreasing in
London. Perhaps Mr. Crokei's
European trip had an eye to "bit."
The post-election reticence ef Hon.
Adlai E. Stevenson savors of the
Cleveland pre-election flavor.
The children are hopeful that the
recent advance in hosiery will not
effect old Santa's generosity.
The Richmond street railway com
panies are having a South African
time of it.
Wonder if Mr. Towne is to hold
up tbe Washington end of the Bryan
The holidays are having quite a
garrulous effect upon Mr. Cleveland.
Xmas brings the man behind
the bundle very much in evidence.;
The snow was timely Ll old Santa
and his mythical reindeer.
The British fireworks don't seem
to terrorize the Boers.
The open-door policy is very much
in evidence to-day.
A hapi'Y Christmas to yon all.
It is said that Oapt Mloajah Woods,
of Obarlottesville, may enter the race
for the Democratic nomination for gov?
O E. Wilson, the defeated Republi?
can candidate for Congress from the
Fourth District, will oontest the seat of
Gov. Roosevelt has removed from
office Colonel Asa Bird Gardiner, dis?
trict attorney of New York oounty, on
charges preferred by Deputy Attorney
General H. H. Hammond, that Gardi?
ner aided in perpetraMng fraud at the
Chairman Jones, of the Democratic
National Committee, oontradiota tbe
rumor that he purposes resigning. He
means to hold on. But we do not be?
lieve he will be re-eleoted, and we doubt
if be will offer for re-election. The
part? needs a younger and stronger man
than he is ? Riobmond Di'patch.
Tbe remains of Mrs. A. E. Boyle, of
Baltimore, were interred at Ware
ohnrch, Gloucester county, last week.
Mr Obas. J. Eversfleld died at his
home near Dallas, Tex., December 4,
aged 52 year?. Mr. Eversfleld wa?
formerly a resident of Orange.
Mrs. Fannie Daniel, of Middlesex
oonnty, died last week after a long
and painful illness.
Died December 14th, very suddenly
at herb?me near Lent,Va.,Mrs Jennie
B. Gray, wife of Mr. E. B.Gray. She
leaves a husband and five children, the
youngest a babe only a few month?
England Is gloomy. The recent
dashing Boer suooesses have shaken
The West Folnt Mall.
Mr. S. MoGlnniss,Assistant Superin
tei dent of tbe United States Railway
Mail Service, baa made a trip
over the West Point mail route and star
connections with a view to asertaining
the trnth of the complaint? made by
?post-office patron? with referenoe to
faulty mail servtoe. He has learned
enonth to satisfy himself that the oom
plaints made are well founded, and he
has made arrangements for the future
whioh he thinks will obviate tbe diffi?
culties heretofore encountered.
Hereafter the star route carriers will
wait In West Point for dally
mail trains as late at 9 .-80 o'olook A.
M.~ half an hour later than formerly. ?
Tried A Case In Evening Dress.
James Lindsay Gordon, formerly of
Virginia, now Assistant District At?
torney if New York Oity, set a new
fashion in oriminal procedure one
night last week by conducting the case
of the people against Henry Zeimer be?
fore Reoorder Goff In General Session,
clad in full evening dress, black claw?
hammer coat, white double-breasted
waistooat, white tie and white kid
gloves. Mr. Gordon kept on bis gloves
while examining wltneases.
The twelve jurors sat spell-bound,and
the dignified Recorder stared at the
magnificence of Mr. Gordon,
The British have agents in Missouri
buying 50,000 oavalry horses and mules
for the British army in Sonth Africa.
The foreign troops are scattering the
The joint note to China has been
signed by the foreign ministers. It will
be presented to tbe Chinese officials in
two or three days.
Tbe house of Mr. S. Beetle, of Oui
per oonnty, wm burned last week
The house and oontenta were entirely
oenaumed. Partially Insured.
The Rappahannook Distriot stewards
will meet at Wbealton, January 3,1901,
at H a. m.
The distriot meeting of tbe Stewards
of the M E church, Sonth,which dis?
trict extends from Cambridge, Md , to
Norfolk Va., was held in Cape Charles
Tuesday last, for the purpose of fixing
the salary of the presiding elder. It
was deoided to allow him $1,800 a year
|S President of a Prominen
f3 Southern University: -' 'I sen?
?J you herewith our Treasurer'
,->| chenk in p.tyment (?f the en
iU cloned account, whioh I wll
J* thank you to receipt and returt
t>4 to me. Une cannot traro ai
5<J advertisement exsntly, but '.
????ff am Inclined to believe that oui
^?patronage of pipera of voui
ju State haa been well bestowed
?j3 I shall bo pleaaed to have quo
^>\ taMons from yon again nexl
<3 summer, and trust that thi
<? pleasant relatloua we have ea
%h tabliahed may grow stronger."
The State will pay ont $.150,000 it
eat on it? bonds January 1.
Two students have been Ind?fini
suapended from Richmond Collegi
Mr. J. B. May, of Madison M
has moved to the Ni-lsou farm
Pension issued In Washington :Oi
nal?Leah Drummnnd, Onanoock,
coma? oounty, $0.
The house of Win. Minor, oolored
Orange oounty, with conteuts,
burned laat week.
Oommonwealth'a Attorney T.G.Jo
of Middlesex c->onty, ia confined |o
bod with pneumonia.
Marcelina Gatewood, former poete
tei .f AylrttH. Kin?/ William com
died in Richmond last week.
Rev. R. A. Robinson, of Onano.
Acuoinao oounty, ha-* received a cal
the Presbyterian church at i'rin
Mr. J. M. ItlsoLi f Pautiuier oont
whiiae hooae wa? burned about a mu
ago, ia now having another one bull
a much larg? r acate.
A atorm haa been raging around >
folk. The U S Gnuboat Annapoli
aground oppoklte Lambert's l'oini .
eral pereoua have been drowned.
Go?, Tyler haa appointed Mr. N
NiKjk, of Accomac, as one of the oi
tota of the Hamptou Normal and <
leg tut? ItiBiituie.ti) g>> into i iFect J
The residence of l-Mie Brlmm
Middlesex county, was completely
stroyed by fire last week. Due bed v
all that was saved. Tne ortgla of
fire is unknown
Rev. John B Turpln, former paa
of the Warrenton Baptist churcn, I
accepted a oall for the second time
the pastorate of tne First B?ipt
chnroh of Charlottesville.
Dr J Allison Hodges ha? teen ele
ed president of the University ColU
of Medicine, in Richmond, to fill I
unexpired term of the late Dr. Hun
McGuire, tb?o founder of the tustltuii'
Minnie 01a;t?.n. oolored, of Shar|
Whatf. Richmond county, haa be
awarded a priz? of $100 in gold 1
receiving the highest marks In a act
petlttve ex munition at the State N?i
mal School at Iltnip-on,
Mr. Kl gar Macolm U.irnett died S?
urday at the HOOM f ?r Incurables,
Richmond, ag ?r?. Ue w
born lu K-taix county. Va,, and w
probably the laat of the famoua fami
of Garuett? in l-.?s?*x.
The appeal caae of Prof Beahm.wl
was r'.oently oonvloiel In Prince Wi
Ham county, of the aeduotion cf one i
his papila, which waa to have be?
heard before Judge Niool at Manas?*
Thursday, was p>atponed till the Ml
Stran P?>sque, colored, tried at tr
November term of the county oourt, i
Aooomao, for the murder of Geurs
Leonard, colored, and con victor
waa sentenced by Judge Roa? to t
hung on Friday, the Mb day of Febrt
Rev B O Henlng, at onTTime pai
tor of Broingt m B?pti?t ohurnb, Kin
and <?ieen, and who went from ther
to Fulton chur?-h. Richmond, haa r<
aigned the latter paatorate to accer.
that of the Firat Baptist oburch, Brietol
Jame? Holden, a negro 25 year? old
waa hanged Friday at Accomao G II
for attempted rape on Virginia Clayton
a little white girl, near Parkalay, abon
three months ?go. He confessed hi
guilt and ?aid he had been guilty o
similar crimes before.
The Tidewater Telephone Oompsn;
made connection at Tappahannock Frl
day and put in two long-dtatance tele
phones Conversations were held witl
Newport Newa.Norfolk and Richmond
The line to Walkert in will be repaired
There la talk of extenaion in varlou
directions,and it la hoped that ere loni
direct onnnectlon with Riohmond wll
The Piedmont Hotel, of this town
whioh was purchased laat eourt day bj
J. E Bibb for $5.000 la likely to pas*
into other hands, as an upset bid o!
$6.380 waa put ia on last Monday b
gentlemen from Oulpeper. * * J. R,
Franok left Tuesday to manage an ex
oellcnt farm for R. L. Biacoe next
year near Granite Springe, in Spotayl
vanta oounty.? Louisa News.
Dr. H W. Porter, of Louisa oounty,
narrowly escaped serious injury lasl
week He was coming from Trevillana,
heard the train coming rapidly behind
him and aa he whipped up to hasten ti
a place of safety one of thewheelanf hit
buggy ran off Thia frightened hia
horae whioh ran away for a mile with
the Doctor riding on three wheela and
half across the spatter board. He finally
quieted his soared horse with no harm
W 8 McGinniaa, aaatatant auperln
tendeut U S. railway mail service,was
in town last week He was looking
into the complaint? about the Irregular
service between Richmond and West
Point. * * Mias Eva Burton, who has
been visiting in Riohmond and Hamp?
ton, returned home Sunday morning,
accompanied by Miss Little Brlstow.of
the latter oity. who will spend some
time with the Misses Burton, of Urban
na, and Mrs. W. E Walker, her sister,
of Stormont.? Southaide Sentinel.
D?ed for the sale of Montpelier from
L F. Detriok to O K. L-mnlg, was re?
ceived at the Clerk's offioe Wednesday,
price paid was $74 130.* ? Mr George
Wright, of St. Just, killed the champ
loo hog in that seotion, weighing 638
pound. Mr. J. H. Rtsooe, of Granite
Springs, ooraes next, with 425 pounds.
Mr. H. O. Lumsden, of Tatum. killed
one whioh weighed 827 pounds Mr.
W. J. Tatum, the enterprising mer?
chant at Tatnm, purohaaed the trio of
heavy hogs at a total coat cf $7100.?
Lloenses h .ve been issued for tb.
marriage of Mr.Lee Kelly to Mit? Jote
ptilne Bool and Mr. ?Uharl?s S. Harri?
to Ml?? Mamie B B ?ol The two young
ladle? are ?isters, daughter? of Mr. P.H.
B > >1, of the vicinity or Marionvtlle
The marriage? will tike plaoe on
Deoember 95. ? ? Mr. .lesie Uope?, of
Seaview, aud Miss Mary Kthel Ubar
nook, of the vicinity of Dalby?, were
married December ID, at the home of
the bride'? father, Mr. Geo Oharnock,
Rev. J W. Keema, performing tbe
ceremony. * * Mr. Oarnctt Spady, of
this place and Miss Annie Stoakley, of
Uhentons, will be married January 2,
at Sunnyside Methodist church ?
Etstern Shore Herald.
The British have ordered more troop?
t(? S ?utta Africa.
Tbe Boers bavb suffered several de
feats In the last few days.
Km lie Zola re-opens the Drey fas cue
In another letter to tbe Aurore.
Kx Gov. Roger Woloott.of Mastuohu
sett?, who was recently offered the
DOM of Ambassador to Italy, died in
Boston, aged 611 years
Andrew Carnegie has announoed his
intention to donate $30,000 for a public
library at Fort Dodge, Iowa, provided
the people provide a site and maintain
The first national bank failure in the
history of Baltimore wa? announoed
Friday night, when a temporary
receiver was appointed for tbe Ameri?
can National Bank, of that city. Uiher
bank? are affected by the failure.
Frank H Morris, of Ohio, auditor of
the War Department, wa? ?hot and in?
stantly killed Saturday in Washington
by Samuel MaoDonald, also of Ohio.re
cently a disborsing olerk of the Treas?
ury, who afterward? ?hot himself.
At tbe hast meeting of the P?nale Com?
mit tee on Military Affairs Secretary
Root made strong presentation of the
neoeaaity for Imm?diate legislation for
the relief of the army. He stated that if
Omgres? did not at once lncrea.?e the
army in substantial accord with the
recommendations of tbe War Depart?
ment tbe Uulted State? would be obliged
to abandon a large portion of Philippine
[?lands, where Civil Government is es?
Mr Stubbs Thinks Differently, a
Wood'? X Poads, Deo. S, 1WK).
Kditor Sentinel : In your paper Nov
10, ?ppeared an article headed "The
Board of Fiaheries Makes a Good.Sbow
nig. " I do not know where you re?
ceived the Information contained In
the article, but I remember I saw in
the Richmond Diipatoh a similar ar?
tide. I wish to ahow the statements
made about the revenue are not oorreot,
and then call the attention cf your
readers to the reference made about
The artiole states "Tbe report, which
is now in the hands of the printer,
?hows a ne? income to tbe State from
her oyster beds of about $70,000 for the
fiscal year ending September 80th. "
"Previous to that time (legislativeses?
sion 1897-98) the oyster beds owned
by tbe State had c ist much more than
they yielded in tho way of revenue
The deficit han amounted to m much
a? $40,000 a year. 'In other word?, the
B)ard has saved $160,000 to the State
darlog the thlrty;months of it?( meaning
H lard cf Fisheries) eiistenoe. "
I will ?how from the record? of tbe
Auditor of Public Accounts that every
statement oontained in the above is
erroneous vis: net income for the
past flsoal year is not $70 000 ; that no
year has deficit been $40,00o; the Bosrd
has not saved $150.000 to the State dur?
ing tho thirty months of its existence
Of oonrse all of the receipt? and dis?
bursement? by the Board mnst be re
j. irto 1 to the Auditor, and I went to
the Auditor's Office a few days ago,
and found the following reports for the
Year Receipts Disbursements
1893 $32.865.00 $18.166.10
1891 M.?I7IM 29,447 85
IMS 35 289 31
IM 31 980 59 27, ?884.2?
l?H7 ?.".1,985.20 30.697 41
IM 40,098 OC, 23.157 M
48 010 56 21,146 71
1900 46 092 M WJ 48
In the jear 189,' ne ?? ?teel steamer
A?c >:>i ic was bonght for $9,051 01.
'TU true the above table shows that
the net revenues for the years IMS,
1S99 and 1900 are larger, bot (he table
also falls to ?h iw the net revenue of
$70.000 for the year endlug September
3)th ; it falls to ?bow that any year the
deficit wa? $40 000, but on theoontrary,
from 1893 to 1897 there wa? only a de
flolt for one year (1897) and that de?
ficit WM $712 31, Again, for tbe
years 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, there
was a clear profit to the State of $29,.
465.18, and siddost of steamer Acoomac
making the profit $36 505 19. The olear
profit for the years (?MS, MM, 1900 ts
$66 030 43 This article i? not writ
'en to reflect on the Board of Fisheries,
for the Board has Increased the reve?
nues very muoh, but I wish ?to show
that the statements above mentioned
that were In the article above referred
to, are absolutely wrong and the public
should know it Why our te >ple should
be grossly misrepresented I cannot see,
nor oan I see where such erroneous im?
pression could have originated.
I vouch the Annual Reports of tbe
Auditor of Publlo Accounts ?to the
Governor and General Assembly of
Virginia for tbe year? 1893, 1894, 1895.
18M, 1897, 1898, 1899 and for the year
1900, not yet published, I obtained
from Auditor himself.
In the same artiole is the following:
"The report also oalls attention to tbe
diffloulty of collecting taxes from tong
ers taking oysters from natural beds on
aooount of tbe provision? of the present
constitution on the ?ubjeot ; points ont
the wisdom of the constitutional
amendments suggested to the last Leg?
islature and reoommends their lnoor
poratlons In the proposed new constitu?
Can any human being imagine what
constitutional amendments were reoom
mended by the last Legislature about
oysters, that the writer of the artiole
desire? to be incorporated in the uew
constitution? Only one constitutional
amendment about oysters was recom?
mended by the last Legislature and
that was to strike out of tbe present
constitution seotlon 12, Article X, of
the constitution. The writer of tbe ar?
ticle ia mixed, muoh mixed. Incorpor?
Juat on the line of incorporating
something in the new constitution,
with yonr permission,I will reserve for
1 think your readers can clearly see
the great wrong done our people Who
wrote the article I cannot tell. I think
many papers that published tbe state?
ments should make haste to oor?
reot tbem if they think the figure? I
have given are oorreot. if they doubt
the figure?, go to the Auditor for infor?
mation. Jas. N. Stubbs.
INE SPOTS FROM EXCHANGES
PROBABLY WILL NEXT VEA I.
(Richmond Newa )
In nutting down one Virginia Cm.
greasmsn.Mr. Swanaon would probably
solve the problem by making one d
?hem governor, and that would leave
M SILENT ?OW
( Indlauoplis News )
The Hon. Charles A.Towne wan ap
point ?d senator from a State th?t had
77.000 R- publican plurality. What does
he flunk now of the proposition loelaet
senators by popular vott??
Al ! ROMS THE LINE.
?Richmond Dispatch ;
"Two negroes, who h. d waylaid
and murdered a white man. ?ere
lyuohed by a mob in the jail-yard"?
where? At some southern town? No,
ut Rock port, in the Northern State of
In oandidates for the Senate, the
artillery seems to have the lead. In
Utah, all three candidates are named
Cannon?a father, son and nephew
and In Illinois, "Uncle Joe" Cannon
is a leading aspirant?Richmond Die
FREE ADJ. FOR POLITICIAN?.
We weloome back upon our exchange
list our esteemed contemporary, the Con?
gressional Reoord. While we cannot
say that onr oontemp rary in resuming
publication shows any very great devel?
opment of enterprise or ohange in its
moke np, we oau congratulate it on
having ita columns,a? nsual, well filled
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Senator Lodge says the amendments
to the Hty-Pannoefote Treaty were not
dictated by hostility toward Great
Britain, nor were they a reflection on
Secretary of State Hty.
No business waa transacted by the
Senate Friday. News of the death
Of Mrs. William P. Frye, wife
of the president pro tern of the
Seuate, was conveyed rflicially, and
ont of respeot to her memory, Imme?
diate adjournment was taken nntll Jan?
uary 8. 1901.
The House was in ae-sion only twen?
ty-five minutes Friday, when it ad
j turned out of respeot to the memorv ? f
Representative Wiae, of Virginia Mr
Jones, who announced the death to the
House, offered the customary reaolntlota
which were adopted. The Spanker ap
pointed the following memo -. as a
funeral escoit : Weeks, Michigan; AI
rioh, Alabama; Kahn, Cal ; Roberta,
Maaaacbusetts; Minor, Wi-conain ;
Brick, Indiana; Gaines, Tennessee;
and the entire Virginia delegation. As
a farther mark of reaped to the mem
ory of the deceased, the House aoj turn?
ed until January I, 1001.
St John's Episcopal ohnrch, War?
saw, haa extended a call to Rev Thus.
D Lewi*, of Eaaex <- >unty. ? * Mr.
Luther Harrison and Mist Benlah 8yd
nor will be married at Totnakey Bsp
tiat church, Richmond county, Decem?
ber 26th ? ? Judge T. R. B. Wrigbt
haa granted a charter for the bank at
Urbanna, Middlesex county?N. N
River Appropriations for Virginia
From the Honae River and Harbor
appropriation bill it appear? that Con
greaaman Jone? ha? aeonred an appro?
priation of $25 000 for the Rappahan
nock river. With no more attention
given the matter by our people than
there haa been we auppoae thia ia as
much aa oonld have been expected The
llinir bill will be bafreted In ?he eenate
and it behooves those interested to not
only exert their effort? to prevent a
reduction of the Insufficient aum which
the House awards the Rappahannnck,
but also in a direction to have the Sen?
ate inoreaae these appropriations. The
latter neceeaarlly will be difficult to
do, but the game I? worth the trying.
Here are aome of the appropriations
of the House bill which Virginia will
The items in the rivers and harbors
hill includes a provision of $20.000 for
Norfolk harbor. The bill forthur pro?
vides $10 000 for Ospe Charlea City har?
bor, $8000 for Milfordhaven, $10 000
for the removal of H ?spital Point
Norfolk and $10 000 for Middle Ground
bar, Newoort News. The appopria
tlons authorized for river Improve*
ment are : Virginia ? Appomattox
River. $7,500; James River, $250 000 ,
Pamnnkey River, $3,000; Rappahan
ncck River. $25 000; Uiuanna Creek,
$.1 000 ; Lower Macbodoc Creek $2,100.
STAT?orOmo, ciTV orTot.ioo. i
Lucas Coutrrr. I
Fkank J. Ciia.f.r.v makes oath that lie i?s
senior partner of the ftrm of K. J ?n;
i'ii.. ilolng business In the City, of Toledo
County and State aforesaid, and that said
llrm will pay the sum of (INK III'MillKD
DOLLARS for each and evory caae of i ?
ta nuil that cannot be cured by thouacof
Hall's Cataki.ii Cuita.
KRANK J. CAKNKV.
Sworn to before mo and subscribid In rat
presence, thistith day of l?uceml?<>r, A.I?. UBS.
,?-? , A. W. OI.KASON,
<8?ai. > Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Interna'ly, and
acta directly on Uto b'OOal ami mucous sur
faces of the system, Beud for testimonials
F.J. CHRNK7 A CO..Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, .So.
Hall's Family Pilla are the beat
Before buying your Cbrtatmaa LI??uom
come and look at my stock. I have 19 llr.ii.d*
of WUIf-KIKS, among them are ST A it A.
Si.00 percal on. indien Hill, IS.00. Jefferson
County Kentucky Old, t! 00 Ap^lewooJ.t-'lW
Tennessee Uve, ti 00. Nelson County Ken
tuoky. $2.01) Bourbon Kye, $1,50. U?|
K re, $140.
My llrandsof AI'PLR nHANOV a-e the
finest on the MA KK F.Tat from $S 5?to$l ia)
I HAYS VIH8* OF ALL YAIT?ES.
My stock oi Cigars, Cigarettea and Family
It ia to the interest of yo ir POCK RT-BOOK
to come and see me.
MKS. J. P. MONHOR.
Commerce at, Predcrlckaburg, Via.
FINE QUALITY MINCE MEAT.
Our prioe i? reasonable, a? It I? At
more's finest. If you need good ar?
ticles for Christmas, you can get them
MAGRATH ?ft OHESLEY.
We Sell No Christmas Goods,
But when you want Galvanized Barbed Wire,
Wire Nails, Cut Nails or Horse Shoes
?ma mm a CAiii?
Headquarters For the
Best Plow-OLIVER CHILLED.
Decker & Alrich.
OOLDER WEATHER YET TO OOMF.
c. W. JONES
Is fixe i to supply the want at almost ridiculous
prices. For instance -
Blaefe Oloth D?bU Capee, fur
and b aid triniiiH d, regolar *)ttr?
$1 M grade, only. '0*V.
Black Olnth. Doable Oap*-?, . .r
regalar $2.2") grade, at._ I ?4u
Black Olotb, Double Oapes, regu- -% ,
lar $UQ graiie, r?nr piic?. ?**5
Blick Astrachan (Ispea, good
long one?, Kir trimmed arcui.d
collar, cheap at $2 50. Oor ._
price. I 45
Black Astrachan Oapes, Far
trimmed an und <: liar and
down both ?Idea of front,
would he cheap at $2 9.1. Our
p-ice for these la. I 75
Plain Blnsh Uspes at $I.A9. Braided
Blush (Japes at $1 75.
Braided Silk l'lu*h Gape?,double
lined, cheap at $1 M Onr price 3? 25
A lot i f Fxtra l on* Silk
Plush Capes at $6 75,
7 25 and 8.50 Each.
One lot of Mack j?rkets at $2 Ifaaafe.
One lot of black j*ckets st $3 M ?MM b
One lot of black jickets, lined all
through with giid merr?'ri?,ed salteen.
Onr specialty, ut fi ( il
Om lot extra g?)-?d quality black
jacket? a* *;
Tan and Castor Jackets.
Ore lot. linnl all throogh, at $.'i M
These ?ito extra go. d for the price.
One lot extra g? od Oastor Jacket?,
obeap at $9 00. Our price $7 ??.
Lots of b.-itor goods If you want
them, euh-r ol ?ok or c< lored jacket?
w .i um n?. u n , i Those very sfylisb us? ful wrsps ar
? w .P,aRhJ ?B,???' Pl*'r? ' h"ro ?D *'?* ?-ylea.ujad?, with the yck
good?, but good quality worth - _.? '
fl M Oar price. ?> oil
or ho d at
A lot of Handsomely Braid, d 4 39, 5 50 7 00.
Plush 0?|w?, good double lin- . _? \
ing, woitb f? QO. Oar price 4.51) j See TfceiTl.
This is to be a great Wrap Sale from now until
Christmas. Got your share.
C. W. JONES'
Fredericksburg, ..... Va
WATCH THIS SPACE
FOR J. T. LOWREY'S
Useful and Acceptable Presents
OPEN EVERY NIGHT,
The T. N. Brent Store.
THEY ALL KNOW IT!
The ?-heapest place In the city to buy your Cook Stove?. Price very low. No oomhlna
on or trust on thorn.
Again?Roofing ! Roofling ! Roofing !
Wav drwn special prlcoa on Tin and Steel. Pelt anil Oranlte Kooflna\ All Toola furnish
od to DUt on b'oofs with to Ikj returned when through. Tho aliov* is cheaper than aiiinirlH
or Slato. (lo.jd quality cant be Ma*. Consult me i>efore you buy.
R. L. STONE. 203 Commerce St . Frederickaburg. V
OUR STOCK OF SHOES ANH HAT
was never so complete as now. We are doing more business Iban ever be
fore. Thin proves that our experience of ten years io tbe shoe business and
our efforts to sell goods that wear are being appreciated. rVe bave tbe
latest styles and Rock Bottom prices
J. F. BROWN.
Is good reliable Footwear, at the lowest
possible cost. COME TO US.
Ladies' Oil Grain Solid Setiisible 8boes at *1 25, Ladies' Se
Grain Seamless Lace Shoes at #1.35, Ladies' Sample Shoes i
Kangaroo Calf, Glove Grain aud Oil Grain at $1 2.), Men's Al
Solid,very best Flet,h Split Boots,solid asean bemade.at 98.00i
Men's First Quality Veal Kip at $2 75, Misses Oil Grain School
Shoes at $1 15, Children's ?* to 12 at 75 cents.
BR?LLE <f TIMBERLAKE, 921 Main BU
Opposite Market Entrance
With Pleasure I Tender My Thanks
to and assure my friends, patrons and the buying publio of my high
appreciation of tbe cordial support they have given me I bave the largest and
most oomplete line of GROCERIES oarried by any house 4n Fredericksburg.
They are bousrht at Rock Bottom Price? and will be sold at very ?mall profits
I also sell tbe best brands of Limo, ?Of*nunt, OaloUied 1'iaster Hazard Jts
Dnpont Powder, Stoneware, Nails, Hay. Feed, Tobaooo, Cigars. Oigarettes. ?Ac.
I am also agont for the Klbra Brand Mixed Paint, it is s higher grade and bet?
ter quality of
tnan has ever been put on the market of It? olas?, and mora BCONOMIOA1.
\ S? J. MARSHALL.