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Weekly Journal Devoted to the Interesis of tancastei Ccmiy in Particular; the Norihem Neck and Rappahaonock Yalley in General, and the World at Large
VOLUMB XVI.
IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1907.
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ADDRESS OF
GO^ SWANSON
on "Yirginia Day," June 12, 1907,
at the Jamestown Exposition.
VlKClNIANS, DESCENDANTS OK VlHMN
ians, Ladies and Gentlf.mkn:
The Commonwealth of Virginia and
the Republic.the United States of Amer
ica, have united to celebrate this the
third century of their beginning. James?
town is the joint cradle of this State
and this nation. Thus, as we partiei
pate in these commemorative exercises,
our hearts flame alike with state and
with national patriotism.
This day of the Exposition has been
designated as "Virginia Day." Today
the children and the descendants of the
chiUlren of Virginia gather at this hirth
day party to pay loyal, loving devotion
to their glorious mother for her three
hundred years of brave endcavOT and
splendid achicvemont. Virginia extends
to all of you a cordial, warm and loving
welcome. To her children, who have
eome from afar, shegives her blcssings
and benedictions. Bbt places her loving
hands on their heads and wishes them
all measure of prosperity and happiness.
She salutes her many fair daughters in
statehood with maternal pride and joy;
riM rejoices at their bright carcer and
feels that their glories add to her a
deepcr majesty. To her sister states,
who so generously rejoice and celebrate
with her, she gives an affectionate
greeting, while she thrills anew with
that love which cements them and her
into a perpetual union. To her foreign
friends and nations, who have graced
this occasion by their presence and ap
proval. she extends the hand of true
friendship and hospitality. To this
nation to whose growth and power she
has made such vast contributions, her
heart goes out in an abounding and
ahiding love.
Virginia! thy very name like that of
Srotland, England, France, Creece and
Rome, has a distinct and individual
meaning, bringing to the mind scenes
of natural loveliness and visions of
sacrifice. sufTering, heroism and glory,
which will encirele thee with a death
less renown. Bounded by high meun
tainsand majestic ocean, decorated with
hill, plain and vallcy, threaded by
beautiful broad rivers, kissed by sun
shine and radiant with warmth, nature
designed thee as the fit abodo of a joy
ous and chivalric, courageous and lofty
people. Virginia furnished a magnifi
cent and suitable stage for the cayalier
to unfold the drania of his new destiny.
Here man and nature were found in
perfect harmony. Here brave people
and beautiful country combined to cre
ate | history so resplendcnt withgenius
and grandeur as to make this Common?
wealth illustrious the world over. Soft
and sweet as the memories of buried
love will ever lie in our hearts the old
colonial homes and plantations of Vir?
ginia, embowered in forests, shrubbery
and flowers, bright with joyous roman
tic life, ruled by superb women and
noble men. The history of the old Vir?
ginia, from Jamestown to Appomattox,
is the history of a great and glorious
people, ever to be noted in story and in
song. No people, no civilization in the
same length of time ever accomplished
somuch for the betterment of mankind,
or produced so many eminent men, who
will be numbered forever among the
immortals. Her history is replete with
great deeds and great names.
The two most important righta of
modern times are the trial by jury, and
legislative government. Within Vir?
ginia was empannelled the first jury
that ever administered justice in the
Western Hemisphere. Here in the new
world was first exercised and firmly
established that precious heritage of
the Anglo-Saxon, which has been the
ehief source of his liberty and his main
protection against oppression and des
potism. At Jamestown, on the 30th of
July, 1619, assembled the House of
Burgesses of Virginia, the first legisla?
tive body that ever sat or enacted laws
in America. This was the first parlia
mentary body of the world composed of
members from designated boroughs and
elected by universal suffrage. In the
modest wooden church at Jamestown
was first exercised the great principle
that government should be the expres
sion of the will of the masses of the
people. The birth of free representa
tive government in Virginia was coeval
with its destruction elsewhere. James
the First had deprived Parliament of
its power and privileges, dissolved it,
not to be convened for seven years.
The Spanish King had destroyed the
National Cortez and his will was the
supreme law of Spain. The States Gen?
eral of France was dissolved, not to be
called until 1789, on the eve of the
French Revolution. The only place free
from arbitrary power and despotism
was the small colorry of Virginia fring
ing the Atlantic coast. Liberty had no
refuge save in the forests of Virginia.
Right valiantly did the brave cavaliers
of Virginia preserve the sacred fire en
trusted to their keeping. In 1624 with
out a dissenting voice the House of
Burgesses enacted that no taxes should
be levied within the colony and no
money appropriated except by its au
thority. This bold declaration was made
years before the same was asserted by
the British Parliament against Charles
the First. This principle that taxation
is a gift of the citizens, dependent on
their consent, and not a prerogative to
BO exercised by rulers, is the very
foundation of all free government.
This is the right for which wecontended
a century and a half later in the Revo
lutionary war. The germ of free insti
tutions was first planted and nourished
in the soil of Virginia. Protected by
brave, loving hands, rcfreshed by
BBiaifl blood, it was strengthened. has
grown and fructified until now it over
spreads the world. The people of Vir?
ginia, through their elected rcpresenta
tives, levied and appropriated all taxes,
declared war or made peace, guarded
their own forts, furnished and com
manded their own troops and practi
cally exercised all the functions of gov
ernment. In 1629 Virginia madeanother
firm assertion of her privileges and
rights. Charles the First presented a
flattering offer to the colony to give
him a monopoly of their tobacco. The
Assembly vigorously protested against
the monopoly, and decisively rejected
the proposal. Charles acquiesced in
this refusal, and this King, who had
ruthlessly monopolized the trades and
industries of England to obtain money,
dared not to extend his despoiling hand
to Virginia. Later Charles receivcd a
bolder and more dangerous defiance.
He sent his Commissioners to inquire
into the afTairs of Virginia and demandcd
the public . records of the colony. The
Assembly refused, insisting that the
records were not for the sight of the
King or his Commissioners. The Com
missi'incrs finally induced Sharpless,
the clerk, to furnish them a copy of
the records, whcrcupon the Assembly
COfldOBBBad Sharpless to stand in the
pillory and have the half of one of his
ears cut off. Here was the legislativo
hOBBwbly of an infant colony, that
knew its privileges and rights. and
dared to maintain them against all ag
gtvssors Oad at all hazards. Evcn this
early the torch of liberty illumined the
woods of Virginia. On the 28th of
April, 1635, the people of Virginia, still
more resolutely asserted their rights.
On that day the House of Burgesses
removed the Royal Governor, Sir John
Harvey, from his offico on account of
mistomhu-t and exercise of illegal
powers, and elocti d QaptoJa John West
as Governor in his place. This preceded
by years the depOOitkBl of Charles the
First, by the British Parliament. The
colony of Virginia led thomothercountry
in opposition to lyranny and OpBtBBBBBB
and in bold maintenance of the rights
and liberty of Englishnu n. This was the
first revolutionary act in America; the
first warning given to the kings of the
old world that their unworthy and
arbitra'ry deputies in tho new would
encounter resistence and receive decapi
tation. The Virginians did not confine
their opposition to the opprcssive mcas
uresof the weak and vacillating Charles.
They were equally as uY-liant of Crom
well, the most mastorful and resolute
character of the century. After Crom
well had made himself absolute ruler of
Britian, andhis iron hand had dostroyed
parliament itself, he sent his ships and
Commissioners to subdue the colony of
Virginia, which still loyally adherred to
the fortunes of the ill-starred House of
Stuart. Virginia armed to resist, and
the Commissioners could only prevent
war by making a solemn treaty, con
ceding to the people of Virginia free
dom of trade, equal to that of the peo?
ple of England, the right that taxes
should be levied and appropriated, af
fairs conducted and the governor and
all their officers elected, forts guarded,
troops raised and commanded as the
House of Burgesses should direct.
Until Cromwell's death these rights
were enjoyedand vast power thus exer?
cised by the people of Virginia. Thus
virtually it amounted to independence.
When we reflect that these privileges
were obtained from the most forceful
and despotic ruler of his age, before
whose power Europe trembled, we can
form some conception of the resolute
courage and ardent love of liberty pos
sessed by the cavaliers of Virginia.
The year 1676 was a notable one in
the annals of Virginia and marked an
important epoch in the history of
America. Then for the first time
America, with sword in hand, rose to re
dress their wrongs, assert their rights
and reform goverment. Berkeley, the
royal governor of Virginia, had arro
gated to himself all authority and power.
Having secured a service House of Bur?
gesses, he continued its existence from
year to year and refused the people the
right to elect another. He assumed
the right to appoint all officers. The
trade with Indians, the taxes and public
lands were corruptly appropriated by
him and his favorites. For fear of los
ing the profits of the Indian trade, he
would not protect the people from the
tomahawk of the merciless savages.
He stubbornly resisted every effort to
correct these abuses. Infiamed by the
eloquence and animated by the courage
of Nathaniel Bacon, the people rose in
arms, drove Berkeley and his adherents
from Jamestown, forced them to seek
refuge in their ships and remote places,
seized the reins of goverment and held
them until the death of Bacon. History
cannot f urnish a more dramatic and in
spiring scene than that at the Middle
Plantation, now Williamsburg, where on
the 3rd of August, 1676, the cavaliers
of Virginia assembled and in stormy
session, extended from noon to mid
night, finally, under the flickering light
of torches, signed an agreement that
they would never lay down their arms
until their wrongs were redressed,
though the King of Great Britian
should send troops and try to suppress
them. This was the boldest, bravest
act of the century. While England sub
mitted to the corrupt and wicked
Charles, Vireriniaresistedthe tvrannical
Berkeley, and obtained the reforms de
manded. Thus a century before were
sown in the soil of Virginia the seed
that afterwards ripened into the Rev
olution and brought independence to
the colonies. No people ever elung to
individual and public liberty more te
naciouslythan the proud and imperious
cavaliers of Virginia. "Liberty or
death!" has ever been to all Virginians
the bugle call to battle and duty. The
cavalier, as he advanced across the
continent, from the Atlar.tic to the
Cti-eat Lakes. from thence to the Pa
cifie, from the Potomac to the Rio
Grande, building communities and
cities, founding great states, has car
riod with him a fierce love of liberty
and free institutions. There is scarcely
a southern or western state that has
not felt the touch of his masterful hand
and whose social and political structure
does not bear testimony to the great
ness of his handiwork. The one hun
dred thousand persons who emigrated
and settled in Virginia have now in
creased to five millions, scattered in
every state of this Union. No indus
try, no renius is sufficient to make an
estimate of their achievements in every
line of human endeavor, or of their
gifts to national greatness and glory.
No nation was ever adorncd at one time
with fo many illustrious men as was
Virginia during the Revolutionary war
and the few years prcceding and follow
ing. Neither Greece nor Rome ever
possessed at once such a prodigality of
genius and eminence. It is almost im
possible to conccive that a population
so small could furnish so many distin
guished men. Towering above them
all was Washington, the forcmost
man of all times and of all
countries; whose sword won indc
pendcnce for the colonies; whose un
selfish patriotism, strict justice, caltn
judgment and great achievements, iso
late him from all others and amblaaon
him with a glory that is world-wide
and eternal. Conspicuous in his shin
ing galaxy was Jefferson, the immortal
author of the Declaration of Indepen
dence, the boldest and most successful
reformer of all ages; who defined the
truepurpose of government better than
all others, whose party tenets have
almost become universal, and whose
wisdom purchased Louisiana, with its
vast expanse of territory and thus made
possible our present national greatness.
Within this group, luminous with loarn
ing and genius, stood the gentle and
philosophic Madison. who, when the
thirteen colonies, under the old articles
of confedoration, were flying into frag
ments and dissolving into anarchy, con
ceived the Federal Constitution and
thus ereated our present national gov?
ernment, the best and wisest the wit of
man ever devisod. Excelled by none
in foree and wisdom was resolute George
Mason, the author of the Virginia Bill
of Rights. the finest declaration of
human rights ever penned, and which
bccame a part of the Federal Constitu?
tion, and of neaily every state consti?
tution of the Union. He it was who
atrott the constitution of Virginia, the
first written constitution of the world
for a Republic, and whose salient fea
tures appear in all others which have
t'ollowed. llluminating the skies of
America with undimmed splendor was
Patrick Henry; the forest-born Demos
thenes, "who spoke as Homer wrote;"
the greatest orator of modern times,
whose burning eloquence and soul-slir
ring appeals called a continent to arms
and started a revolution which shall
yet encircle the globe, in its onward
march for relief and reform. Residing
at Chantilly, in Westmoreland county, a
home of surpassing beauty, was Rich
ard Henry Lee, whose grace and ele
gance would have adorned any Court,
and whose persuasive eloqucnce earned
for him the title, "The Cicero of the
Revolution." He it was whoconceived
the scheme of "The Committee of Cor
respondence," from which sprung the
union of the colonies with all the resul
tant benetits. He it was who moved
on the 7th of June in the Continental
Congress that these United Colonies
are, and ought to be, free and indepen
dent states. Then attending Wil'.iam
and Mary College, which he left to en
list in the Revolutionary war, was
James Monroe, who afterwards, as
President, when our foreign policy was
weak, vacillating and unfixed, had the
courage to announce the great Monroe
Doctrine, which extended our protec
tion to the Western Hemisphere, saved
it from foreign conquest and coloniza
tion and dedicated it to liberty, which
great doctrine he made a part of the
world's international law, and which
will forever constitute the foundation
of our foreign policy. Serving as a
private in the Revolutionary war was
John Marshall, the greatest jurist of
modern times, and who afterwards, as
Chief Justice, by his great decisions so
envigoratcd and strengthened the Fed?
eral Government as to make it one of
the most efficient and capable in the
world. Wielding a vast influence
was Edmund Per dleton, whose manly
beauty, clear voice, integrity and piety
made him the pride of the conservative
element of cavaliers. He was presi
dent of the Committee of Safety, which
marshalled the forces and directed the
measures of resistance to Britian. He
was acknowledged as one of the ablest
debaters of his time. Scattering every
where sweetness and sunshine, was
genial, loving George Wythe, whose
culture, learning and legal acquirements
were an ornament to any state. He it
waswhomovedonthe 16th of February,
1776, in the Continental Congress, "that
the colonies had a right to contract
alliances with foreign powers." This
was the first act of independence, and
themeansof securingthe aid of France,
which was indespensable to success.
Then living in Albemarle countv was
George Roger3 Clark, who afterwards
with a few Virginia troops captured
from Great Britian all that vast
territory from the mountains to the
Mississippi, and to the Great Lakes.
The perils and privations encountcred
by him and his troops haye never been
surpassed. llistorians eoncur insaying
it was the most heroic achievement of
an heroic epoch. But for the conquest
made by this "Hannibal of the West,"
the boundaries of the United States
I would have been limited to the terri?
tory fringing the Atlaiuio c<?ast. IVw
victories have ever produced such far
reaching results as his. In the beauti?
ful valley of Virginia was brave, daring
Daniel Morgan, who, Bancroft says,
was "the greatest commander of light
troops of the world." His rapid march
with his Virginia riflemen from Win
chester to the relief of Boston within
twenty-one days startled and stirred
the country. He. with his Virginia
troops, was the first commander tosuc
cessfully resist Burgoyne's army and
to him and them belong the chief glory
of Saratoga. He, sustained by his brave
Virginia riflemen, won the battle of Cow
pens, which was acknowledged as the
most astonishing and brilliant victory
of the war. In superb Southwest Vir?
ginia was stern William Campbell, who
commanded and won the battle of
King's mountain, which victory made
possible the final triumph atYorktown.
At Stratford, in Westmoreland county,
livod L%fat Horse Harry Lee, who
bccame the Rupcrt of the Revolu
tion, the most gallant and dashing
cavalryman that ever drew saber.
Surrounding these Great luminaries
were lesser lights, yet whose brilliance
were suflicient to make resplcndent any
state. Among these was grim, deter
minad Archibald Cary, of Ampthill,
called "Old Iron;" scholarly Richard
Bland; the brave. gallant Thomas
Nelson, who at the battle of Yorktown
directed the troops to fire at his own
home; pious, patriotic John Page; Ed
mund Randolph, learned, eloquent and
able, the first Attorney General of the
United States, and also Secretary of
State; Peyton Randolph, first President
of the Continential Congress; Meri
wether Lewis, whose wonderful explo
rations from the Mississippi to the
Pacific gave to this nation through
discovery that lovely streteh of country
embracing Oregon, Washington and
other magnificent states.
Stra, eliminate the achievements of
these men and you will ncarly unwrite
the history of America. These were
the brains that conceived; these were
the hands-that constructed our national
'ystem and formed the foundationupon
which have been builded American
greatness and glory. VirgTnia ! many
and valuable have been your gifts to
this nation; preat is your title to dis
linction and immortality. Within your
border was erected the first church in
this nation; was built the first furnace;
was founded the first free school. It
was you who first ehallenged France on
this continent. Your House of Bur
gesscs was the first assembly of the
colonies to remonstrate against the
tyranny of the British Parliamont and
asscrt American rights; you were the
first to pass a resolution for armed re
sistance against British power; your
convention was the first to declare for
freedom and independence uncondition
ally, and thus you became the first Re
public of the Western world. The in?
dependence of all the colonies was
moved in the Continental Congress in
your name, through instructions given
to your delegates. To allay colonial
jealousies during the Revolutionary war
you generously conceded the territorial
claims of all the other colonies. To
cement the states into a Union you
gave to the nation a large territory, an
empire in vastness and richness, which
was yours by charter and conquest. It
was you who called the Convention
which prepared the Federal Constitu?
tion. To you belongs the honorof being
the first to condemn and prohibit the
infamous slave trade. It waa your
wisdom and foresight which saved the
Northwestern territory from slavery;
which act was the most controlling of
all causes which led to its finaldestruc
tion. That the rich and large streteh
of territory embracing Texas and Cali
fornia is a part of this nation is due to
the policy of your distinguished son,
President Tyler, and the victories of
your illustrious soldiers, Scott and Tay
lor. The first blood shed in the Revo?
lutionary war was on the western border
in conflict with the Indians, incited by
Britian. The last final blow that de
stroyed British power in Arherica was
delivered on your soil at Yorktown.
The first iron-clad vessel, which revo
lutionized the navies of the world was
built and fought within thy waters.
During the late war between the States
your soil was the seat of the rnost pro
longed and terrific war of all ages and
of all countries. Within five years
more than six hundred battles were
fought within your borders. There ia
scarcely a hilltop, stream or village
within your limits which has not become
historical from its association with
some daring deed of valor, or splendid
display of military genius or prowess.
Virginia, your history from Bethel to
Appomattox gleams with a glory that
has brought to you a renown which is
imperishable. You gave the world its
most daring exhibition of disciplined
valor, when amid storm of shell and
shot Pickett charged the heights of
Gettysburg and by a baptism of blood
and death showed the glorious stuff of
which Virginians were made. The
lurid light of that charge will shine to
remotest time. You furnished to that
conflict the dashingcavalryman, gallant
Turner Ashby, whose name, on his
milk white steed, his drawn sword in
hand. his face ablaze with the enthus
iasm of battle, will live as long as gal
lantry, patriotism and chivalry are
cherished. You then gave to the
world its greatest cavalry leader, who
revolutionized the use of cavalry, blue
eyed, llaxen-haircd "Jeb" Stuart,
"boisterous as March, fresh as May,"
who rode and fought like a mighty
Saxon King. You produced the best
corps commander of his age, A. P,
Hill, and the best tactician of ' '?me,
Joseph E. Johnston. Then you save
the world that silent, stern, myst^rious
figure, Stonewall Jackson, the great
thundcrlndt of war, whose untlinching
pale children is magicaL wn'
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courage, rcsolute will, rapidity of move
ment, boldness and brilliance of concep
tion, made a military genius second
only to Lee and Napoleon, the two
great Gods of War. Then, seeming as
if desirous of reaching aclimax in your
rich gif ts, you gave to the world Robert
E. Lee, whose princely bcaring,
knightly courtesy, christian devotion to
duty, brave heart, auperb intellect and
amazing genius, formed a character
without a peer, and will ever shine as
the brightest star in the galaxy of
Anglo-Saxon greatness.
Sirs, so varied and valuable have
been the achievements of Virginia that
numberous titles of distinction have
been awarded her. On account of her
faithful loyalty to the fortunes of an
ill-fated Prince, she is called "The Old
Dominion;" measured by the many
beautiful daughters she has given to
the sisterhood of states, she is called
"The Mother of States;" grateful for
the seven great presidents she has
furnished to govern this nation, she ia
called "The Mother of Presidents ;"|the
heroism, sacrifice and fidelity with
which she clung to the fortunes of the
ill-starred confederacy in its darkest
hours gave her the name of "The Un
terrified Commonwealth."
Well can Virginia this year stand on
an eminence that overlooks three hun
dred years of endeavor and proudly
survey the pathway she has traveled.
ln her sojourn she has met perils which
she has bravely overcome, encountered
misfortunea of which she made no
complaint, proudly bore in silence
and finally conquered. She has seen
many warsand fierce confiicts involving
her rights, to which, with reckless pro
fusion, she sent her noblest sons, whose
valor and military genius have encircled
her brow with an unfading lustre. In
every part of national life and endeavor
she has furnished illustrious sons, the
splendors of whose fame are immortal.
In the plenitude of her prosperity and
power she generously gave to the
Union when it was weak and poor.
When in the hours of her sorrow and
distress the Union ruthleasly tore from
her one-third of her territory, with
proud disdain, but not despair, she sub
mitted and commenced at once to.make
better and richer her lessened domain,
Sirs, the great sculptor, Michel Angelo,
has well said: "The more the marble
wastes, the more the statue grows."
With equal truth it can be said, that
though Virginia haa been reduced in
power and territory, yet. on account of
what has been chiseled away by her
generosity and patrotism, haa been
created a figure of beauty, majesty and
grandeursurpassingany mass of marble
that pvpr rumht>r<Hi niountnin airi<>
Sirs, in conclusion, while we survey
with pride Virginia's superb past, let
us face the future with hope and con
fidence. Never were the skies of Vir?
ginia illumined with brighter prospects.
Every section of the State is thrilling
with a marvelous industrial develop
ment, blessed with an amazing in
crease of wealth. In every direction
Virginia is making a rapid and perma
nent advance. The future beckons
her to a higher, nobler destiny. Chast
ened by misfortune, made patient by
long sufferings, brave by burdensborne
and overcome, stirred by the possibili
ties of an industrial development and
wealth almost unspeakable, cherishing
to a passion the teachings of her il
lustnous dead from Washington to Lee,
Virginia presents a combination of
strength and sentiment destined to
make her again the wise leader in this
nation of political thought and national
achievement. Young men of Virginia!
the clock of opportunity strikes our
hour of work and responsibility. Let
us, animated by a patriotism that is
national, stirred by the possibilities of
our State, which point to a greater
future, resolve to answer all demands
made upon us by our beloved State and
common country, and to aid this glo
rious Common wealth and this mignty
Republic to advance along the pathway
of justice, liberty and progress.
A. Good
Hair-Food
Ayer's Hair Vigor, new im
proved formula, is a genuinc
hair-food. It feeds, nourishcs,f
builds up,strengthens,invigcr-i
ates. The hair grows more
rapidly, keeps soft and smooth,
and all dandruff disappears.
Aid nature a little. Give your
hair a good hair-food.
Does not change the color of the hair.
A
formula with each bottle
mrs
m 81.ow it to your
doetor
Aak him obout it,
then do a. u* aaya
You need not hesitate about using this
new Hair Vigorfrom anyfearof itschang
ing the color of your hair. The new
Ayer's Hair Vigor prevents prcmature
grayness, but does not change the colot
of the hair even to the BligBtcsi degree.
??UmIo by tho J. C. Ayar Co.. I^wail, Maua.?
PKOFKSSIONAL.
J)K. G. II. 0L1VER,
RESIDENT DENTIST,
IRVINGTON, - . VIKGINIA
(OlHce over Dank.)
Appointmcnta ahould ho mu.lv MTWai <li.v?
m.?!i i "I"1 VromPtJJr keP*? ? t'lmimonientt
muatlK?l.r..k,.ii.?iuo not.ee ahould l," *iveo
N'trnus Ox.de Oaaadminlstcred.
tr,T^-,J"aa,,,.T 8,1('Pead work wh?,? neeeeeary
fii* to. rrltov*' ???o?c who are ?uircrinir.
.-Vfig* h"ure: ?a. m. to ] p. m.. and 1:2 p. m.
fMaR & 1?" "M,t ?n wediii-adaj^. when
Terma: s'trlctly caab.
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DENTIST AT KILMARNOCK.
I will be at Reedville to
aracticedentiatry thefiiat
londay in each niontb*
raatalauf two wataa.
Kcat of time will be at Kilmarnock,
UMroaaad bridge work, spteialtieg. Oaa
administered. Oftice In bank.
R. W. Palmkk, Dcntlat.
W. T- MAYO,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Haouk, Va.
H.
B. CI1ASK,
SUUVE\OK,
KILMARNOCK, VA.
All work accurately aud promptly
doue. PUta made.
\YARNER BALL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Monaskon, Lancastek Co., Va.
l'romptattoutiuuirlveM to all legalbuaineM
W. K. nATHAWAY.
u. o. Minm.i. jh.
HATHAWAY & NORRi:.
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW.
Okkices: White Stone aud Lively, Va.
Wt!l bo at Llvely Mondaya. Tuea
dnys aud Wednesdaya. an.l at tl..
white Stoue ofllec all other daya
\\T^ McDONALD LEE,
(NOTAltY PUJSL1C.)
CIVILENttlNEERANDSURYLYOR
IRVINGTON. VA.
Landa aurveyed and plata made. Ratl
""V*?;. V*n" ?nd Spe^lflcationa for Ilridue
and Vladuct wora and conatructiona of all
apeSufueJI1"" T?V?KnLphj and Druunhtln?
F. L. GRANDY.
42 ROANOKE S^UARE,
NORFOLK. VA.
Will furnisb you
Grain, Hay, Mill-Feed,
Peas, Etc,
Of the best gradea. Rappahannock
trade supplied at rock-bottom prices.
MONUMENTSANDGRAVESTONES.
To all who con
template the erec
tion of *a Monu
meut, Statue or
Grave8tone in Mar
ble or (Iranite, i
will be to their
intereat to call on
or addresa
LAWSON & NEWTON,
Cor. 11th aud Williaina Sts..
NORFOLK, - AA.
Bell Tnoiifc No. 8752.
BRICK! BRICK! BRICK!
The place to bay Brick Is at
LEVIN T. BUCK & CO'S.,
Manufacturers of
all gradea of
PAVING AND BUIIDING BRICKS.
We can deliver Brick to
any point on water front.
?ET?Polk Miller's
LharPa%V5gS3
1 Oe Bay* a V?x a t all Drac Siom aaJ CovBfir Storca

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