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SATURDAY-DECEMBER 19, 1900.
Weather forecast for Fred
ericksburg and Vicinity.
Fair and colder Saturday.
SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME.
We would impress apon oar people
the wisdom of spending their money
At home. By supporting oar local
enterprises and industries we help
ourselves. It is bad policy te send
away (or anything that can be bought
in onr local markets. With an in?
telligent people there is no necessity
for arguing the practicability and
wisdom of keeping oar money in
local circulation. Self-interest, sound
baaineaa principles and common sense
induce us to patronize those who
patroniie as, and to spend onr cash
with those from whom there is a
prospecto! getting some of it back.
Henee the folly of Bending off
for those things that can be gotten at
The ralne of the home dollar is
regulated by the number of times it
changea hands, and people who feel
an interest in the progress and pros?
perity of their e.ty and section will
do all in their power to keep money
in loeal eirenlation.
The loeal merchants contribute to
oar churches, institutions of charity
and other canses which tend to en?
hance the good of our commuait};
and it would be ingratitude not to
ahow onr appreciation by encourag?
ing them with oar patronage. We
must poll together if we desire to
bnild up oar city. The merchants
ahonld sell at lowest prices, and to
do this they mast receive the leal
patronage. A mutual interest should
exist between business men and the
loeal bayera. It is the home dollar
that makes the wheels of local buei
nasa activity go 'round. It is the
loeal enterprises that deserve our en?
couragement and support, oar words
of praise and oar patronage. Stand
by "them. They are the back-bone of
oar cit>'s success.
The Frederickabarg merchants sell
Jot very reasonable profits, and they
receive it liberal loeal support. We
are not finding fault, bat wish to im?
press apon oar people the wisdom of |
?pending their cash at home.
Thk record of faithfulness which
ha? been so lately made by Chinese
Christians and Armenians mast be,
in gutter parlance, a "stunner" to
those unbelievers who declare that
the martyrdom of Christiaos in an?
cient times is all a myth.
Ths Washington Post says the
national etty is not finished yet.
Well, yon will sooo have a sufficient
?tore of raw material in Congress to
help ont considerably.
In selling driving horses at $000
a pair the people of Cnlpeper county
should have been'enabled.to celebrate
Xmaa?notwithstanding last sum?
A Richmond preacher announced
aa the subject of his sermon "A Bat?
tle of Pitchers." It is hoped that the
delivery "strack oat" some hardened
The people of Indiana are amusing
themselves negro booting and negro
lynching. No wonder that the old
fashioned 'possom hoot is becoming
The Capitol saloon has doubtless
suffered from business depression
?V daring the recess of Congress.
Senator Towns is now a few
lengths ahead of the fellow who posh?
ed him off the Bryan ticket.
Mb. Bryan might employ Jerry
Simpson to edit the hosiery depart?
ment of his newspaper.
Ooif Paul should have stopped
running long enough to shake hands
with Kris Kringle.
The Paris Exposition has been
sueeeeded by a sort of do-as-yon
The 'own joker remarked that our
eity needed blowing up?because of
too little gas.
M. Bryan's weekly organ may
aound strong notes of a new politieal
Those Southern lynching? seem
to have changed their places of bnsi.
Xmab Dat has passed into history
and many regret its short duration.
Mb. Bbtan is kept busy making
China needs a board of arbitration
Pensions lianed in Waahingt >n : Oria
taal?Eva Moiiitt, Sandy Bottom, Mid?
dlesex oounty, $8
The steamer Northumberland will be
withdrawn from the Potomac river
route for the winter.
Violet growers in Louisa Cttonty oom
plata of the ravagea ot an ioaect that
prevents the blooming.
Mr. S Oarroll Ohanoellor, a p-oml
nent lawyer of Leesburg, Va . i? ill at
the Oity hospital?Baltimore San.
The State board of agriculture will
meet at Ricbmon on January 9 to dis?
cuss matters of interest to the farmers
of the State
Lizzie DihUod. a notorious fem.tle
conviot, escaped from the penitential y.
She waa sent to the prison from Fair?
fax for burglary.
Oommisjloner of Agrloolture K?lner
is preparing to hold a series of Farmers'
institutes in the Eighth Oongressiaual
district during January.
In a fight Wednesday night at Sionega,
a miuiug town near Big Stone Gap, be*
twten Americans and Italians, live
men and cue woman were shot.
Virginia's Century bonds are steadily
advancing, the latest quotations for
them being 96 cents. Thia ia the high?
est point they have yet reached.
Gov. Tyler will not pardon Miss An*
nie Wyatr, who ia aerviog 90 days in
.'the Richmond, oity jail for robbing
Julius Myers' Sons department store.
The Southern Belgian Hare Assocls
tion has been organized. The objects
of the association are to improve the
Belgian hare, to gnard the interests of
the breeders, and to disseminate all in*
formation concerning the industry.
To prevent the spreading of smallpox,
the Biard of Supervisors o? Louisa
oounty, issued an order fjrbiddirg the
assembling of people at partie? or pio?
rnos until fnrther orders, also nrgu.g
everyone to be vaccinated. Dr. Mo*
Gulre N?3Wton, the specialist, visited
the connty and pronounced the disease
genuine smallpox, in a mild form.
Monday night at^Waraaw, Richmond
county, the large stables of the Warsaw
house, the property of Mrs L. A Dar?
ter, but conducted by W. D. Wallace,
wat? oonscmed by fire together with a
large quantity of fodder, oom, eto , the
fire originating from the burning of
Roman caudits by small boys Loss $1
OCO, partially insured,
The mileage allowance of Delegate
Wiloox, of Hawaii, will amount to #2, ?
000 Jot the round trip.
Mr. Cleveland wrote a letter to the
Atlanta Journal stating that he did not
vote for McKinley at the teoent elec?
Mr. W. J. Bryan will reply to Mr
Cleveland's, criticism at the annnal
banquet of the W. J, Bryan League in
Ubioago on January 9.
The friends of ex-Senatot Quay, of
Pennsylvania, still maintain that bis
eleotion to the United States Senat e
will take place on the first joint ballot
by the General Assembly.
Mr. Bryan, in a fpeeoh at a Jefferson
banquet in Line?lo, Neb., said that
whether he would ever be a candidate
for offloe again was a que?tion which
most be determined by events.
It has been announced by a clone
friend of Hon. Marshall McOormick.of
Barryvilla, that that gentleman will
not be a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for governor before the
Democratio State cosrvention.
Chicago scientists claim to have dis*
covered that oommon salt in the blood
makes the heart beat.
Boers captured two wagons contain?
ing Ohristmas luxuries iutended for
Lord Methuen's troops.
, The Turkish Government has signed a
contract with the Oramjn for ther-on
Btraction of a first class cmiser.
The amended Hay-Pauncefote treaty
will be sent to the British Cabinet
through two sources. Lord Panaoefote
atd Ambasaador Ohoate.
No aotion can be taken looking to
the return of volunteers from the Phil?
ippines until Congress shall have made
provision for their replacement.
F. S. Pettigrew, the 20-year-old son
of Senator Pettigrew, of South Dakota,
is in Washington after having had sev?
eral months' service in the Boer army.
Every gambling house in New York
oity received orders Friday night from
Tammany sonroes, through the police,
to close and remain closed until further
A race war is in progress at Oement
ville. lud., and serious trouble is ex?
pected. The negroes are armed and the
whites are keeping within doora to
In a apeeoh in St. Louis Gen. Fits
Lee aald the U. S. flag ia to fi :>at over
the Cubans, said be., "And now the
?tars and stripea float over Matanzas,
they float over El Caney, over Morro,
over Havana, and I'll tell yon on the
quiet, that the fltg is going to stay
tnere. ' '
Some time ago the oourt gave dama
gea to the amount of 15,000 toa Greens?
boro, N. 0 , woman, wboee home was
burned beoau?e the water pressure was
?o poor that the firemen oould not get a
stream The water oompiny had to
pay the damages. Now there are freah
aoita againat it aggregating $52,000. '
Licensed to marry in Baltimore ?Her?
man R Smith, Loudoun oounty and
Mr. Taoker S. Colea and Mis* Fan
nie Rixey.oousiujof Congressman R.xey.
were married Wednesday at the bride's
home, in Frauklin oounty.
Mr.; Walter Jones and Miss Mollie
Blankenbaker, both of Spotsylvania
oounty, were married at Spotsylvania
0. H. Thursday, Rev. J. P. H. Oria
Marriage lioensea have been Issued in
Fairfax oonnty, to Ralph W. Rotchford
and Miaa Blanohe Taylor, and to Mr.
Winfleld S. Dey and Miaa Lucy W.Har?
rison , all of Fairfax.
The marriage of Mr.O. Howard Blake,
of Gloucester oonnty, and Miss Clem?
entine D. Worthington, of Maryland,
waa solemnized Wednesday at the resi?
dence of Mr.E.M.Blake, "Brick Store,"
Gloucester oonnty, by Rev. Wm B Lee.
Miss Hilda Blake, nieoe of the groom,
was the ringbearer.
Lioensed to marry in Washington :
Oharles A. Seablom and Ruth Nayland,
both of Orange county. David M.Moten
and Susie Henderson, both of Loudoun
oonnty. Elijah Reaves and Mattie Bea*
?ey, both of Greene oounty. James M.
Thompson, of Fairfax oonnty, and
Rachel B. Brown. Joseph 8. Wiikerson,
of Essex oonnty, and Susie Jonea, of
Riohmond. Henry Jonea and Oyrieta
Jonea, both of Loudoun oonnty. Ran?
dolph 8. Riley and Jennie Jamea, both
of Oulpeper oonnty. Alexander Winston
of Dou'sa oonnty, and Alice Bolds.
Harry J. Taliaferro, of Oulpeper oonn?
ty, and Lacey Carter. William L. An
deraon and Mary A. C'Bannon, both of
Fanquier connty. Z. L. Weaver, Ster?
ling, and Addle O. Stephens, Standard
Marriage- Funeral of Mr. Taylor Person?
(Correspondance of The Free Lanoe. )
King George County. Va., Deo. 27.
Miss Jennie Perigo and Mr. Frank
Cook, of this county, were united in
holy matrimony yesterday at Mountain
View Baptist oburob, In the upper part
of the ooantyj ; Rev. W. W. Owens,
pastor of the church, or?oiated, and in
a most impressive manner performed'
the ceremony that united these two
hearts in matrimony. Tbe ohurob had
been prettily deoorated for the occasion
and was orowded with friends and rela?
tives of the young oouple.
Tbe death of our esteemed oitlzen,
Mr. Wm. Robinson Taylor, haa sadden?
ed the hearts t f a large number of our
people, who loved and esteemed him
for his many noble qualities. He waa
kind and unselfish to all with whom
he came in omtaot and waa ever tbe
?peolal friend of the poor and needy,
who will ?aoly miss his many kind
ministrations. His funeral was attend?
ed by almost tbe entire community,
and was condnoted by his pastor, Rev.
J. L. Prtbtio.t.f the Methodist church
The following gentlemen acted as pill
bearers: Honorary?Messrs. Wm. Tay
loe, Sr, John T. Minor, Iiaao Hooe,
Jame? Harrt?. Aotl ve?Messrs, O,
Onle Tayloe. A. P. Bllllngsley, W. W.
Brown and John Boggs.
Mr. W. R. Taylor, of Danville, is
here with bis relatives at "Mount
Mr. Ira F. Gray and family have
moved Into their handsome new home
not far from Owen's post-cube. ?
Mr. Forest P. Tayloe, who ha? been
laid up with a very badly mashed foot,
has about recovered the ose of It.
A large number of sohool girls and
boy* have returned to their homes hert
fur the holidays.
Miss Hattie Baker, of Washington,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. K. Baker, at Shiloh.
Mis? Susie Parker, of Montroas, who
is teaching in the family of Mr. T. J.
Hargest, at "Bleak Hill," left a day or
two ago to spend the holidays at home
Miss Lizzie Biker, of Washington,
is visiting her telatives in the North?
Miss Annie Bevan is spending some
time with her brother,Mrs Thomas H
Bevan, at his pretty home "Pharsalia."
Miss Mollle Rogers is at home for tbe
Miss Virginia Hollinen, of Staunton,
who is teaohing in Mr. H. T. Garnett'?
family, is spending the holidays at?her
home In Staunton.
Mr. Fielding Ashton, of "Waterloo,"
spent several days last week in Wash?
ington and Alexandria.
Mrs. F F. Nmde and little daughter,
who have been quite siok and threaten?
ed with pneumon?a, are very much
better, we are glad to say.
The brides and grooms of the county
have had some very pleasant entertain
ments given them this week, and there
are still others to take place soon.
Mr. Thomas Jackson, who ha? been
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K.
Ashton, at ''Kokeby, " has returned to
hi? home in Washington,
Mr. Edgar Snowden, of Alexandria,
1? a guest of Mr. W. D. Gryme? and
mother, at "Mt. Stuart."
Mr. Napolean B. HooeMs recovering
from a broken arm whioh has proved
The Christmas Celebration at county Lin?
Church. It Was a Fine Success
Liberal Thank Offering.
Oroxton, Va., Dec. 25th, 1900.
Obristmas oomes but onoe a year, and
with it so muoh of joy and good-will
that we sometimes wish it came offener
This was the most enjoyable Ohrtstma?
day ever experienced at County Line In
the history of the ohurob, the ocoaalon
being the Sunday sohool oelebration
and ohnroh thank-offering. Early in
the morning vehicles of all classes
oould be seen hurrying along the vari
ous roads leading to the oburoh, and
by twelve o'clock the house was filled
to oversowing For an hour the child?
ren of the.Sanday school entertained
the audience snperbly, the exeroises
being interspersed by solos, rendered
in splendid style bv Rev. J. F. BU
lingsiy, Miss Olivia Campbell and Miss
Pearl Cobb Too much cannot be said
in praise of these young ladies. Their
voices were very sweet and their time
excellent. After this came excellent
speeches from Rev. J. F. Billlngsly.
Rev. Mr. Reynold? and Mr. J.B Wood,
who has always been our Santa Claus,
or comio speaker, and he plays this role
to perfection. To-day he seemed to out
Then the superintendent of the school
made some remarks and oalled for the
thank offering, which was oheerfully
responded to by every one In the
ohnroh marohing down to the table and
depositing the offering whioh, when
counted, summed up eigbty-twodollars
and seventy-eight cents for tbe cause
of missions. This made the pastor's
heart so glad that be sprang up and
thanked tbe congregation in beautiful
words. Soon the refreshments were all
over the house. Cakes that oould not
be counted, candy by the hundred
pounds, raisins by the box, peanuts by
the sack. Much oould be said abont
the presenoe of tbe crowd. It was in?
deed a model one for appearance and
deportment Not a ripple occurred to
oheck the fliw of joy, and all went
home .wishing for many more suoh
Christmas days. O. L. 8.
Entertainment Personals, Etc,
(Correspondence of The Free Lanoe. )
Dawn, Va., Deo. 26. 1900.
The ' 'Minnehaha". Club met last
Friday night at'Wordmont, "the home
of Mr. W S. Peatross. On account of
the snow there were very few of the
members present. Tbe literary pro?
gram was unusally interesting and
every one seemed to enjoy it; after
whioh there were refreshments and
Mr. O 8. Monoure is at his home
near R?ther Glen, for the Xmas holi?
We are glad to note that Miss Lizzie
Wortham has nearly recovered from the
effects of the aooident she had not long
ago, when she was thrown from a bug?
gy by a runaway horse,
Mr. Philip Samuel, of Richmond, is
spending bis holidays in our neighbor?
hood with friends and relatives.
Mr. B W. Morris returned home
Monday, after staying a week with hi?
brother, Mr. E. T. Morrii, of Asbland,
Miss Alice Peatross and |\ilss Janey
Wortbam are spending this week at
the "Grove," tbe home of Mrs. M. F.
Miss Evelyn Samoel will leave on
Thursday for Louisa to visit her friend,
Miss Mills. Gyp.
Virginians Entertained by John B
John R. Dos Pasaos, the noted New
York lawyer,gave an elegantj?entertain
ment Thursday at his plantation at
Sandy Point, Westmoreland County,
on the Potomac River, to 600 Virgin
lain?, a prominent featnre of whioh
was a barb?eme. Mr. Dos Paso? 1? the
largest land owner io that section of
At the conclusion of the repaat,
served In one of the large buildings on
the place, Hon. W. A. Jonea, on the
part of the guests expressed the pleasure
whloh all felt at being so royally enter?
tained, After a brief response by Mr.
Dos Pasos, Hon. D. A. De Armond, of
Missouri, was oalled upon and made a
graceful speech The afternoon was
taken up with muslo and merriment.
Mr. Dos Passos oame from Washington
in his steam yacht, and was accompan?
ied by his son and several New York
The opening d?y of the tenth annual
convention of the Southern K lue ?tion
Asicoiati'tn, in Rlohmond, was a suo
oess. There wer?? two general session?
Thursday. Go?, and Mrs Tyler held
a reception for the association at th.
eienutivo m ?union, and the visit?n
were gnosts of tho Rlohmond Ednoa
tional Association at a reception at th<
Womaii'ai Oluh, from t to 12 o'elool
Thursday utKht. Ootdiatl addiesses ol
weloome were m id? by Guv. J. H?-ge
Tyler. Mayor R M Taylor. Sup? Fix,
of Richmond oily, and Dr. Houlhal
?upertnteudent of public instruollon in
Virginia. Ke-ponsfs were made by
The German government has pre?
sented claims to the United State? gov*
eriiiu-'iit for dtwitttges to German sub?
jects in Cuba during the Insunection
prior to the Hpanlnh American War.
Valuable Brid&ewater Hills,
Including its City Property, Mill
Property and all Buildings
therecn and Appurtenances
thereto for Sale
In pursuance of a decree in Ihe ohan*
oery cause of Knickerbocker Trust Oo.,
Bridgewater Mills and Merchants
and Mechanics Building and L :an As
scclation, made by the Corporation
oourt of Krederloksbnrg, Va., on De?
cember KJ. 1900,the undersigned speclsl
commissioners will,as therein dlreoted,
proceed to sell at public auotion in front
?f the auction rooms of James Roach,
auctioneer, in Fredencksburg.Va., en
Saturday, January .., 12.1,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, M ,
that valuable and desirable mill ami
mil property known as
estimated to c< ntain aome fifteen acre?.
of laud, more or less, about one-half
mile northwesterly from Predericksburg,
Va , legether with all mill?, elevators,
?tine, stables, *h?p?, millers' house?
and all other building? or tenement?
annexed or u-i?d as upportenant to said
mills,and all water rights ami rights of
rater power developed on the said
property and appartenant thereto, in?
cluding the right to l<>'a cubic feet of
water per seoond to be furnished at said
Mill? by the Frederioksburg Water
Power Oo., also all canal? flames, way?,
apparatus and fixture? of all kinds used
lu or about the same, and all other
rights appurtenant to sild mill?
together with about three acres of land,
mure or le-a, near to or adjoint' g the
Amaret Farm.aNo all franchises, privi?
leges and brands ; also the
-1"-.-* ?yy i ?? ?*?/???--,??
and outbuilding? ?United on the south*
west corner of Charles and Amelia
s'reets in Frederlcksburg, V?., with
the lot on which they stand, fronting
> feet on Chsrles and 1-.2 feet on
Also all the personal property, water
power, water rights, machinery and
fixtures which formerly belonged to the
BrKigew?ter Milling Oo , all of wbloh
property, rights and privilege? are fat
ly dtscrlded in a mortgtge dated Jana
?ry M, MM, from the said Bridgewater
Mills to the Knickerbocker Trust Oo.
and duly recorded in the Olerk'a office
of the Corporation court if Frederick?
bnrir, V*., in dee?l booh G. G pp
t.ex*:m:s cr s-a-l?: :
A? per der-ne "ra?h ?uflicient to pay
the cost? < f Ibtl ?ait and the expenses
of execniirg this trust and foe a sum
sotlhiont to pay the prinoipal and in
terest of debts reported by Oommlaaloner
Berry ft?"? 801.13 with interest on prinoi?
pal sum $?"< US.1I from Nov. 14, 1900),
and a? to any surplus up ?n anch term?
aa to cash or oredit aa the Bridgewater
Milla may indicate, and in the absence
of any indication on the part of said
Bridgewater Mill?, the whole purohas?
money shall be cash."
Bond required of said Commissioner?
in the penalty of $10,000 conditional
according to law
The entire property will be sold as a
ST OEO. R. FITZHUOH.
ALVIN T EMBREY.
WM I> CARTER.
Dec. 22, 1900.
In the Olerk's rttlce of the Corporstlnn
coart of the Oity of Fredertcksbnrg.
Knickerbocker Tra?t 0)., PialntttT,
against Bridgewater Mills, et al, de?
; I, James P. Corbin, Clerk of the said
court,do certifiy that the bond reqtiired
of the Special Oomraissloners by the
deoree rendered in said oauie on the
13th day of December 1900, haa been
Given under my band as Clerk of the
said ooart, tbi? l!Uh day of December,
1900. JAMES P. CORBIN. Olerk.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Of the National Bank of Frederlcksburf, at
Fred?rick?burc. in the But? of Virginia'
at tue Close of Business, Dec. i.'ith, 1900.
lelil?*, .-iii'i dbeonnta. $n
Overdrafts* SMUrod and unaeararod I IX '-?'.
(J. B. lion? i * to secure circulation.. :r.\6mi?i
rj. 8. Bonds on hand. ?W.0U0 00
Prinilumaon II. s llond?.
Stock, securities.etc. lni.oi?; M
HuiiriiiiK bouse, rurnltun, and fix- .
ture?. . ULM 00
Du?- I rom National Hunks (not Ho
aarve Acanta). . MM M
Due from State liitnksaml Hankers ?il 52
Due from approved reserve aconta fi,r>) A
In'crimi.Revenue ?tanops. -ti? >
Cbecka and otbcr ctaaB ?t.-tu?.. I
i (?tiit-r National Banka....
Kriiftiunnl pop? r currency, nick?
el?, and cent?. DOM
l.iiwiui monej reserve in Bank,via:
Legal tendertootea. ?0.100 ItVM ?a?
?Redemption fund with l.s.Trt-aa
uicr i.r> |i?-i ? ?nt. of circulation.!. 1,835 00
Capital stock pal?l In. WA/W BO
Surplus fund. Il
Undivided -?routs, loss expeta
and taxe? paid. 1
National Hunk note? outstanding;. 83,500 m
Due to other National Hanks. 4.'*-?> i.s
Dae to State Banka and Hunker?.. ? r.
Illili? iilual deposit? ?ulijcct to
obeck. :J'?fl.?ll M
8tate of Virginia, County of 8potsylvania, sa:
I, J. A. Taylor, Cashier of the alxive
n:tnie?l bank, do solemnly swear that the
niiow statement is true to tlie best of my
knowledge and belief.
J. A. Taylor, Cashier.
8tibscribe<l and sworn to before me this
22n?J day of De?uiber. MOO.;
A. B. BUTTS, [.Seal.]
W H HURKAMP,
II. Il WALI.AOK,
J. 8. WALLACE.
Boxer? have burned 21 CatholioChrli?
tians near Pekln.
Minister Conger thluka , peace will
soon be restored In China.
French troop? pot tn Might 2 MX)
Jhlneae after an engagement east of
Ihochan. The Chinese ?offered heavy
By orders of theOhlneae government,
Pjlnce Yuan aid 1*,inco Uhanng have
been arreated, thus Indicating a deter?
mination tooonoedb t> the power?' de?
It is reported that a terrible massacre
of the reform'foroei In China and the
beheading of twenty ?even of Its Isadora
haa occurred. The engagement took
t>laoe In the province i f Oiohtla, in
Central China It resulted in the kill
lug of l.fiOO men.
An unauoceaaful attempt was made by
a negro to burglarize the store of Simp
mm A Bastable, at Calverton, Fauquier
county. Tuesday night. Tbe bmglar
when dlaooveiod by Poatmaater John
Cheatwocd and Samual W Simpson,
shot Oheatwood through the arm and
eveled his pistol at Simpson, but the
latter grabbed the pistol and shot the
negro In tbe shoulder. When over?
powered he gave his name as Joe Walk?
er, and said bs wss from North Caro
Una. He was taken to jsil at Warren
ton and sent on to the grand jury.
A report forwarded by Gen. MacAr?
Ihur aaya It Is estimated that there are
fully .10,000 lepers in the Philippine
John p.snrr, m. i?,
!'l'.Princes? Anno Htreet.
BEPOST OF THE CONDITION
Of Th? Conway, Gordon A Oarnett National
Bank at Fr?d?rlck?bnrg, in tbe State of
Virginia, at th? Cloas of Buaineaa lice
Loans and discount?. $.' I
OscriliHtiH, secured and unse
is. it.in.iH to ?c, or., olrirala'lo I. MMIH on
? S. Il.inds.inh?i]il. . oo.mi hi
I'remlurns on D. 8. Itonds. !.<??> uo
Hanking bouse, furniture, and in
i .jr. n .. . tOI ? OS
Dim I rom National Hanks (not lie
aery? Aventai. tjnt m
Duo fruro State Hank- ami Hunk
Due from approved raaarveaavnts. W/t/l <<
IlltcniHl l(?\ CIIIIC ??Hlllprt.
( 'hecks and other cash Items. ?WB ?fJJ
Notas of other National Ranks.... XfOk ""
Kructlnnal paper currency, m? k
.?m, mu? cents. I.I I
Lawful money reserve In Itank.i la:
Hpeole.??.71 ! 0
Legal teii.l? r notes.. l?J?S '"
II. ?Icin|ill?ii I ii ml with I S.Tr.
urer, ii pur cent of circulation?.
Due from U.t Trea-urer, oilier
than'i per ct nt redemption lun.l I.:I7ihii
ll A III I.ITIKS.
Capital stock pal.I In. |B0?00 00
Surplus luiul. Ion i"
i nilii iiicii profit?, lei? sapeases
ami taxe? puld. ?1,7 W* ?1
Nail.mu? Hank not.s outstanillinr.
Due to other .National Hunks.
Hue to Stale Hank? anil Hanken OU 17
I min ?dual deposit* nul?Ject to
cluck. 33I.HM UQ
Certltle.lchecks. ac! Z\
t;?shleVs ci ccki outstanding W '?
SUte of Virginia, City of Froderlckslnirg. ?i
I, A lUndoipli (toward, ('?abler of the
kImiic named bank, do solemnly ?wear that
the alMiye statement Is true to'thu l>ci<t of my
knowledge and ??cllof.
A. Randolph Howard, Cashier.
Subscribed and kWOTfl to liefi.ro me this -lit
iisy of De. ember, ISOft
A. II. HOITS.
O BO. W. SIIBPHKKD, .In..
J. M. W.DHI
r?. V. ?. O IN WAY.
Smith &Cogh ill
Having decided to do an Exclusively
Wholesale business, we will close out
Our Entire Retail Department for Cash
in the next 60 days at
Unprecedentedly Low Prices
This is one of the Largest Retail De?
partments in the South and includes
Boots, Shoes Hats and Caps
of every description and endless varie?
ty. We mean what we say. This is no
catch penny sale, and all buyers will
materially consult their pocket-books
by coming to see the stock and making
Smith & Coghill
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Lowney's Xmas Hixure,
Fine Ebony and Silver Goods,
Gigant, Special irjBo^es of 25
French Briar Pipes,
Pocket looks and
Goolrick's Modern Pharmacy.
901 Main Street, - - - - Fredericksburg, Va
We 5ell No Christmas Goods,
But when you want Galvanized Barbed Wire,
Wire Nails, Cut Nails or Horse Shoes
?ITH US ? CAM.
Headquarters For the . ?>itt.t:__
Best Plow-OLIVER CHILLED.
Decker * Alrich.
OOLDER WEATHER YET TO COVE.
c. W. JONES
la ?xe i to supply the want at almost ridiculous
prices. For instance -
BUok Cloth l> ,ul?l?'Oipe?, fur A I,.* . f pvf.a i rit%? CUV
MU braid li.mmnl, ,emular Q?r ! A lUl Lxtra l?% &"*
$1 .V) gr*'ie, only. '??*"
Blaok Oloth, 1)mble Capes,
regular $22."? grade, ar.
Black Cloth, Double Cape*, regc
lar f.'}.50 grade, onr pi ice.
BUok Astmchan (Jipe?, good
lung out?. Fur trim?? d ar? ut d
collar, ?heap at p? OU. Oar ._
pilce. I 45
Black Aatrtchan Cap???, Fur
trimmed arrurd c ?liar and ?
down both stiles of frt nt,
would be cheap at ?.M. Our
price for tht?e 1?.
Plain Flash Cipes at fl.f.il. Braided
Flash Capes at $1 76.
Braided Silk Plush Oape?. double
Hoed,cheap at fl 00 Oar price 3'25
Heal Silk Flash Oape?, plain
good?, but good quality,worth
$1 ,"i0 Oar price.
A lot of Handsomely Braided
Plush Oape?, good double lin- . _,,.
\ag, W'irth ?*/> 00. Our price 4.5U
Plusl Capts at $6 75,
7 25 and 8.50 Each.
One li?t of black jackets at #2 45 each.
One lot of black jacket* at pi.'A) esnh.
One lot of blacK jacket?, Ho?sd all
through with good meiorized salteen.
Our ?peel ?Ity, ?it ffi CO
bit extra good qualify black
jacket? at $7 2.">
Tan and Crstor Jackets.
It, linpd all through, at f."? 50.
Thf-HH are extra po. d 'ir tbe price.
O? e lot extra giod Castor Jacket?,
cheap at |9.60. Our price $7 '?r>.
Lbtf nf l.'.ter good? If yon want
thttii. either bUck or c? lured jackets
These very stylish, useful wraps ar
here in good styles,made with tbe yok
01 h'i d at
4 39, 5 50 7 00.
This is to be a great Wrap Sale from now until
Christmas. Get your share.
C. W. JONES'
WATCH THIS SPACE
FOR J. T. LOWERY'S
Useful and Acceptable Presents
OPEN EVERY NIGHT.
The T. N, Brent Store.
THEY ALL KNOW IT I
The cheapest place in the city to buy your Cook Store?. Price very low. No oomblna
oi or trust ou them.
Again?Roofing ! Roofling ! Rooflnpr !
W?v down ?nodal price? on Tin and Steel, Felt and Grant te Hoofln?. All Tools furnish?
ed to out on fcoof? with to bo returned when throuifh. Tue above Is cheaper than Htnngle?
or ?Ute. tioad quality can't bo boat. Consult me oefore you buy.
R. L. STONE. 203Commsres St, Fr.d.rlckaburQ. V
OUR STOCK OF SHOES AND HAT
was never so complete &s now. We are doing more business than 6ver be
fore. This proves that oar experience of ten years in the shoe business und
onr efforts to sell gooda that wear are being appreciated. We have 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 Senisible Shoes at 11 25, Ladies' 8eal
Grain Seamless Lace Shoes at $1.35, Ladies' Sample Shoes in
Kangaroo Calf, Glove Grain aod Oi! Grain at $1 25, Men's All
Solid,very best Flesh Split Boots,solid asean be made.at *2.<>o,
Men's First Quality Veal Kip at $2 75, Misses Oil Grain School
Shoes at $1.15, Children's 9 to 12 at 75 cents.
BR?LLE d TIMBERLAKE, 921 Main S
Opposite Market Entrance
With Pleasure I Tender My Thanks
to and assure my friends, patrons and the bnying pabilo of my high
appreciation of tfce cordial support they have given me. I have the largest and
most oomplete Una of GROCERIES oarried by any house in Fredertcksburg.
They are bough* at Rook Bottom Piioe? and will be ?old at very ?mall profit?
I also ?ell the best brands of Lime, Ornent, Calcined Piaster, Hazard <*
Oapont Powder, Stoneware, Nails, Hay. Feed, Tobaooo, Cigar?. Cigarette?, Ao.
I am also agent for the Elbra Brand Mixed Paint. It Is a higher grade and bet?
ter quality of
than has ever ?bean put on the market of its olas?,and more ECONOMICAL TO
S. J. MARSHALL.