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WHEN TO m GOBI,
Kt>RTinvßX "MICK FAItaiERS MAn-
KJffiT IS AFTER SHUCKING TIME.
UKE THE CASH BASIS BEST.
They I7«cd to Hold Xt-tn Hopes of
irifthcr Prircn-^'Town Week" mxd
the .Little Hroirn J«6» ot Unicca
OJl— ChHutmnw Gonolp.
- COMORX. KING GEOKGE C° T^7Jl
VA;. Dumber -2G.-(Special.)-Many of
(ho farrwars In this section of
have mnrfcoiod their com crop this W.
ia coon .is shucked.' Instead of holding it
fix or cifrht months, as usual, in the
'-" none of realizing the higher prloes some
■--iimw« prevailing In thesTrrlng and sum
mer From IRf>6 until about 1579 nearly
ill the corn raised hereabouts for mar-
Set was shipped dcrlng' the months of
Dciolxrr Novembers and December— just
us soon as the crop cou'.a be a l cr < °.. d '
»);uck«3 and handled, and then, with tho
: nrocce<ss. the farmers settled their store
. and other rfUs. and laid Jn
ihoJr winter supplies, at cash priocs. bc
rorc ClMistmas. About 1873 it was found
h Ihal corn wa-<= from S oents to 12 cents
higher per bushel In - tha sprfng and
tummer than In the fall, and in order to
rsalSro these higher prices, the farmers
the plan of holding "their crops.
City and county merchants made this
course possible by opening accounts with
~ Xht farmers and advancing money and
tuppJles on tho crops held for spring and
tummer sale and delivery. This plan
worked pretty well for many years, any
cne coenty realizing hundreds of dollars
jnore from com sold at cummer prices
than from 'that sold at shucking time
In the fa.ll. .
But our farmers say # that this modus
" ' operand! "has had Us day." and that
.they must now change in order to meet
fcertain chanced conditions. They say
\-Oiat, after all. many of them have not
been materially benefitted by the addi
ttorsal prices received for the corn held
tnany months, bocause tlie ■ credit gix-en
bn tho strength of crops in the barn has
lefi to extra vajrance— unlimited credit be
*lnß a temptation to many to "live hlgh
\t" than they •wonlfl do If requSred to
'•pay as they go." It is argiwd. too,
fhat speculators— the. powers rhat manl
■ bulats the grain m&rheta ct will— "have-
on." and for sex - cral years past 1
'.* iruppJy and demand have had but little
Io do with the fixing of prices of farm
broduetß— that corn does not sell higher
' ]a midßtimtner when the demand 5s in
. lxoess of the sapply than Jt does at
j ■ Vathcrtng time. In the fall, when tho
Japph* is equal to the demand.
Another contention Is that 45 cents per
. Jrashel for corn In" November or De
cember is better than 50 cents per bwshe!
*Ix monthe later, because five cents per
"pushel will not compensate for the natu
)al shrinkage and the damage by rats—
even should corn be a' little higher next
spring than at present.
CASH SYSTEM THE BEST.
Besides other considerations, the aver
age practical farmer has reached the
tonclcsicn that a cash system Is better
lor him than a credit system. The farm
ir who Eells his • crop as soon as it is
la enabled to settle with his
I merchant In December, Instead of In the
pucceefllne August, for the year's sup
flies, and thie in turn enables the mer
chant to supply the farmer at more sat
isfactory prices. ! 3 _,
Some of onr best Inforfnefl people pre
■- Slct that the time is no^_far_diEtant when
«4I crops grown here" will be marketed
- a.<= Boon as harvested. regardless of
prices, and that the rural districts will
'n this way settle down to a cash sys
em. which. Uiey think, will result in
riuch pood for the farmer, the merchant,
he laborer, and. tndeed; to all classes.
While it Ig admitted that tho average
Inrmor must hove credit. It is acknow
odc-efl that tlie system of almost un
[jmitod credit for many years past has
resuttr-d detrimontaJly to many who have
ibus<?d the privilege, besides working the
ruin of mnny merchan-ta.
THE LINSEED OTL THEY DRIKK.
To-day is the middle' of the period
known to many of our people as "town
Keek"— the week In which the good
country folks hereabouts visit Freder
fckHVrargr for the purpose of buying
ChriEtma* "pood things." To many, a
Christmas that Is not Immt>diately pre
ceded by a trip to town is no Christmas
&t all. and the head of a family who frJls
to lay. In a supply- <rf -tin horns, fire
. crackers, and other Instruments of tor
lure, for the "c'baps." is regarded as
worse then an tnflflel. Those who can
hot go to town themselves send their In
teresting memorandums by a "nigh
V tielghbor," or by the mail-carrier. The
latter important personage Is entrusted
K"lth a number of little rjugs. which, it
Ik allesed. are sent to town for "linseed
til." or some Indispensable and Innocent
article of the kind. By the way. one
pious citizen met the mail-carrier to get
hln little Jug of "oil." and feeling a deep
lympnthy for Uncle Sam's half-frozen
ittstodlan of mail pouches, said to him*
H am sorry for you mail-carriers this
bitter cold day. and wish I had some
*rh!sk«*y or brandy of which to offer you.
'a drink' to keep from freezing:." The
tiafl-carrier replied:'. "Never mind. sir.
I'm making out 'fust rate.' I've been
larrrnUng your linseed oil .all along my
told trip, and it makes me feel real
warm and good all over." It will thus
- ; -.-\e seen that "linseed oil." purchased for
• Christmas week, may be put to various
I Lses.
A good many of King George's young
-folks who have been sway at school
■ tince abdbt the first of September, are
' . /etyrning to the county to spend the
' holidays at their parental homes, and
. lhe "old folks" have been looking for
*" frard to their arrival with a degree of
Measure that can be better Imagined
lhan described.
.. JUDGE MASON'S MO\I3MENTS.
Judge John E. Mason, and family, of
. this place, moved to Fredericksburg yes
terday to spend the winter. Judge and
Mrs. Mason are so universally popular
end so generally loved here that the
■whole people deeply regret their absence
. of several months from the county. But
the Judge explains that his. action Is
necessary, in order for him to be acces
sible to all parts of the Tenth Circuit. .
„ It is currently reported that Dr. F. P.
Kinde wifl In the near future, resign the
Dflice of treasurer of King George county
md Mr. H. B. Cogblll.'the popular mer
' - thant at King George Courthouse, is
prominently mentioned as a candidate
' lor appointment to fill the vacancy. Dr.
Klnde has been treasurer several terms,
md has made a most efficient officer.
Mr. William B. Jenkins, of this coun
iy, has purclrased a home in Fredericks-
and moved to that city for perma
;■ ■ Dent residence.
' PERSONAL.'
King Georgians are delighted to learn
that the condition of Mrs. Henry V.
~ Turner, a prominent lady of the county,
who is umler medical treatment In Johns
.' TJonkins U-ospital, is so much improved
that she 'will be able to return home at
*n early day.
A telephone message from Index, this
county, states that Mr. Pe\-ton Parker,
of that place, who has been extremely
111 for some days Is somewhat better.
*■* jtnd that he Ib considered out of danger.
r Mrs. Thomas, wife* of Rev. John R.
| JThomas. of this count>*. is! on a visit to
4 ; ber: daughter In Charles county, Md.
;., Jtfien Daisy A. Ooaklej-. a well-known
' youog lady of this neighborhood. Is
„• ■/.' cpcndtnjr some tlmo with friends In the
,;,,,D»tional capital city.
I 1 Itev. "Wilber F. Davts. the new pastor
f { m the Kin* George ' Methodist churches
;._ toaa been a gurat of Mr. John T. Minor
- «na f an,lSy at this place, utace niz arrl
'^^ -» tb<! COUTlt y- x t JstniderHtooa that
M SfcSS* 1 not lftto ■«*«*• "et and occupy.
: JintU,;;K!m. Um«.' afdt
t vWtop: * 1 -- tl >*:.hoin« of Mr. T.^
|j^»«Wrt &MU r ter. tor a week paaL
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tru er than cv - cr was sweetheart or broth- er, Your good old chum
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Copyright, MDCCca, by r -— - - NewYori,
Miss Lillian Peyton, of this neighbor
hood. Is spending a week In Washing
ton and Alexandria.
Mrs. Fielding Lewie, who was called
from her home here to Washington last
week by the death of her sister, Ib very
ill In that city.
Miss Elizabeth Kelley. one of the oldest
ladies of this county, died near Hagley
Thursday morning.
The remains of Mr. Robert H. Allen,
who died in this county, on Wednesday,
were interred yesterday evening accord
ing to the ceremonies of the Junior
Order United American Mechanics, of
which he was an honored member.
Frcdcricic7s Hall Folk*.
FREDERICK'S HALL, VA., December
20.— (Special.)— Richmond in all her glory
is chuck full of Santa Claus and the
country folks know It full well. As an
evidence of this Misses Eva Atkinson,
Alice Hood, Mrs. N. C. Harris, and Dr.
E. A. Terrell are in the city on the
James.
Miss Atkinson Is -visiting her friend,
Miss Amy Williams..
Miss Maud Poindexter is expected
home to-day to spend the holidays. Ex-
Senator W. E. Bibb, of Louisa, returned
home from Richmond yesterday, where
he went on legal business.
Miss Lucie Hope, of Covlngton, Va.,
Is the guest of Mrs. Andrew J. Richard
son. She will spend the Christmas wltft
her home folks, near Jackson.
Miss Lucia- B. Scott, who is governess
In the family of Mr. John H.- Crank,
leaves in a few days for her homo at
Vineta in Powhatan county to spend
Christmas week.
Miss Margaret Spicer was the guest of
Miss Louise Terrell Tuesday.
Mrs. E. P. Waller was in Richmond
Thursday in consultation with Dr. David
son on account of her eyes.
Mr. Percy B. Spicer. of this place. Is
now employed as clerk in the store of
Mr. J. A. Baughan, of Hewlett, ■ Va,
Mr. Eddie Goodloe, an attache of the
■$rl • will make more hearts glad and bring more real com
v*\ _ fort in the home if properly spent than many times
\ \i!^ t^ at a . mount w^ when ft & oes for the generally trashy
A tIE 3 anc * use * ess things of the season. Spend that dollar
\ C^§X with RYAN, SMITH & TALM AN and it will buy pres
r Km tentst ents that are lasting, ornamental and serviceable. One
// >l§i dollar makes the first payment on a bill; the balance
v i||F can be arranged after Xmas in weekly or monthly pay
/ 1/ ments.
7-j F FOR MAN.
/ I - Buy a Morris Chair or a large, comfortable Rocker. One
I I more shipment of $5.00 Morris Chairs are all that we will
%■ iLJ, have of tlie cliea P ones before Xmas. We can save you
■^**# / -ha itJ money on solid gold cuff buttons.
„ • jißf ■ ; for woivi A;N : ; ..
I!////// Hill I **"•*£ Buy- something pretty as well as useful. A'DESK
//////I I/iU^rm \ from $5.00 up; a BEAUTIFUL SOLID COLORED LAMP
Wf/M V<WsK?&\%\ with a pretty table to go with- it; buy her a WATCH; we
J. ffi/Ht XiPi^^kVw sell as good as can be bought and guarantee every one. A
y^\£kv*% JL ?*W* J^m BROOCH makes a beautiful present; see our line.
fc \\Sd^ (ss*? FOR QrB!L,O.
\f*^ Buy a ROCKER from our large assortment or a , HtiGH
(a&ZJ CHAIR. We sell the COMBINATION HIGH CHAIR that
*\j can be changed to several different positions.
Everything in Fup^
YOURS, FOR A WIERRY CHRISTMAS,
RVAIN^
609 East Broad Street, Between Sixth and Seventh,
Chesapeake and Ohio railroad at Clifton
Forge, Va., will spend the holidays with
him home folks ; at Lewiston, Va.
Miss Heath Gathwright, who is attend
ing the Valley Seminary at Waynesboro*
ing the Valley Seminary at Waynesboro,
Va., is at home, visiting her parents.
A PEEP AT BIG STONE GAP.
A Gyninnsinm to Established—Per
tonal and Social Xevrs.
BIG STONE GAP, VA.. December 20.—
(Special.)— A gymnasium club has been
organized here, with the following offi
cers: Hon. R. T. Irvine, president; Mr. C.
B. Holdon. vice-president: Mr. H. C. Barr,
secretary; Mr. W. B. Carnes. assistant
secretary; Captain Henry -Taylor, treasu
rer. Mr. Mayo Cabell and Mr. R. W.
Durrett were made a committee on appa
ratus.
Messrs. C. B. Holden and Henry Taylor
were appointed a committee to secure
rooms for the club.
A committee on constitution and by
laws was appointed — Messrs. R. T. Ir
vine. C. B. Slemp, G. E. Taylor, H. C.
Barr. and R. P. Barron. A membership
of about twenty-five has been secured.
The purpose of the organization is to
equip a gymnasium and bath-rooms for
the benefit of Its members.
TURKEY SHOOT.
The town police gxiard will hold a match
for turkey shooting on Christmas morn
ing. ' None but members of the guard will
be allowed to contest. A dozen- turkeys
will furnish stimulus for good shooting.
Strict rules will govern the match. No
one will be allowed to kill more than
two turkeys, and any one killing one tur
key must let everey member of the guard
have a shot before he tries his skill a sec
ond time.
The Keystone Coal and Iron Company,
of this place, at a meeting of its stock
holders December 12th, declared a divi
dend of $10 per share on its stock, paya
ble March 20, 1903. This company controls
some valuable coal and iron lands near
this place, and operate several ore mines.
SOCIAL. NOTES.
On Saturday, Mrs. D. R. Wentz gavo
an elegant luncheon at her home on Pop
lar Hill. Mrs. Wentz io a charming hos
tess, and her guests were delighted with
the occasion.
On Wednesday Mrs. L.. O. Pettit enter
tained with cards at her elegant home on
Poplar Hill. Quite a number of ladies,
Mrs. Pettit's friends, were present.. Mrs.
Pettit always pleases, and the afternoon
was a delightful one for the guests. The
occasion was in honor of Mrs. D. B.
Wentz.
Mrs. J. F. Bullitt is at Hollins Institute
attending her sick daughter, Miss Mary
Cummins, a pupil of that institution. ,
Mr. D. C. Anderson, of Philadelphia, is
spending some days in the Gap. '
. Mr. J. H. Mathews, of the Big Stone
Gap Iron Company, has been in New
York to visit his sister, Mrs. D. P. Hyatt,
who has been very sick for some time.
Mr. Mathews reports his sister's case
hopeful.
On December 12th Rev. H. S. Hamil
ton was take-n to the hospital at Marion
for treatment. Mr. Hamilton has many
friends : here, and they wish him aspeedy
recovery. During the pastor's sickness his
pulpit. Trinity Methodist Episcopal
church, South, will be filled by the pre
siding elder. Rev. J. E. Naff, and others.
Lexingrton Personals.
LEXINGTON, VA., December 20.—(Spe
cial.)—Mrs. Herman DeYoung has, with
her family, moved to Baltimore, where
they will reside in the future.
Mr. Charles Boogher, of St. Louis, Is
the guest of his fatner, Mr. E. H.-Boog
her, and will remain throughout the hol
idays.
Mr. and Mrs. James XV. Hamilton, of
Hot Springs, Va., were the guests dur
ing the past week, of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
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' Chums.
Ham Davidson.
Mr. D. Caldwell Mcßryae> principal
of the Warfield School, in Maryland,
is the guest of his father. Rev. Dr. Robert
J. Mcßryde. He has as his guest Mr.
John Paret, a grandson of Bishop Paret,
of Maryland. ■-' "-' ;j ■'
Miss Virginia XV." Stuart, insthuctor
in art at the Lewisburg Seminary, W.
Va., is now the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Samuel H. Moore, and will remain until
after the. Christmas holidays. .
Mr. James W. Mohler, now of Ncw
burgr, la., after an absence of five years,
is the guest of his mother, Mrs. C. M.
Shewey, of tho Rockbridge Baths.
Mrs. N. L. Green, of Ocala, Fia., who
has been the guest . of her mother, Mrs.
AW. Anderson, of the Rockbridge Baths,
during the past summer,^ha's- returned to
her home.
Miss Annie V. Mohler, of Rockbridge
Baths, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jb\ C.
Hart, of Washington, D. C.
Miss Virginia Thompson, who has been
for some time past visiting in Lexing
ton, has ' returned ' to - her home in .Balti
more,
LEAVE BASKETS OF FOOD.
Richmond Elks Will Tiny the Role
of Santa Clans to fhe Needy.
The Richmond Lodge of Elks will ex
pend about $200 in making Christmas hap
pier In the homes where plenty is not, and
where want and penury shiver over the
embers of the yule-log. The committee
having in charge the Christmas celebra
tion proposed by the lodge has not yet
settled upon a date nor formulated Its
plan, further than to determine upon a
basket distribution instead of a Christmas
dinner. The baskets will be filled with
provisions, the substantial sort that satis
fy hunger, and will leave the recipients
something to make the Christmas, dona
tion by the Elks more than a mere mem
ory on the morrow. The distribution will
po made some day during the week of
Christmas, or in the week between that
day and New Years -Day. The medium
of distribution has not yet been settled
upon finally. This practical form of
Christmas celebration commends itself to
the members of the order.
"'POSSUM QUARTER," N. C.
A Citizen Gives His Recollection* o*
It-Concerning Bear Quarter.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
The Idle Reporter, in your issue of De
cember Bth, laments that the word Pos- ;
sum is not used in the nomenclature ot ;
any of our post-offices. It was probably
an oversight of some one in bygone days.
Not many miles from Virginia, ny North
Carolina, is a place known as Possum
Quarter. It is a small bluff on one of •
the numerous rivers, of the Dismal .
Swamp. One dilapidated old house stood ■.
there when I first saw the place, and a
melancholy looking man was fixing a
boat near by. He said his name was |
Smitn's son. It Is not likely he was John
Smith's son from Virginia, as this -..was.
only twenty years ago. When I aslcea.
who lived in the house, " he answered:
"Nobody." although it was plain that it ]
was occupied by some one. He qualified:
his answer by saying: "I hangs out Into
hit with tho ole woman."
"Don't it leak," I asked.
"No sur, 'taint ralnin,"
"We'll, then, when it does rain?" J
"Parfon it does, and part on it aln t
nothin' to stop rain, so, in course, it don't
leak." ■
•POSSUM QUARTER.
But as to the name: His story was tha^
some men arfd dogs— seven in all— went
hunting, and when they got back they
had two 'possums. The men and dogs
all-shared alike, and the best that the
hunters could do was to divide up "one
quarter all around. This left one quar
ter of a 'ffossum.with.no particular own
er; or, rather seven owners. In order to
settle the case fairly,' the huntsmen de
cided to give' tho land tho extra piece,
and so pinned " the odd quarter to a tree
and left It.-* *_
- So much as regards .the origin of the
name which hopora the opossum.' .
The name of the post-offlce Bear Quar
ters, fn Norfolk county, is said to' have
originated partly after the same fashion;
A fftw miles from Bear Quarters is liear
Pen Knoll.' It is a hill perhaps three feet
high, and a little larger: than a piece of
chalk," and surrounded by more or less
mud In th* old Dismal; Swamp.
I am not going to describe this swamp.
Thousands hava tried i to do It. / Thousands
more will try " It, ; but It cannot be da
scribed.- Well,' I went to this knoll one
night with ■ thre« or , four, natlv es and sev
ersl dogs hunting coons, (Not the,: kind
i that'll 'noTr -hunting Virginia;) "Wo got to
Bear Pan Knoll Wand:;; built aiflre on '■ tha
• iummlt. i I set down closa : to l the ' flrer
and with my sback : to a> fallen
Thera are i «everal: fallen trees . In -that
country. Iwm a tenderfoot In \ that -I; did
not know the^language of North Carolina
dogs. After listening to them awhhile
the other men started off in quite a hurry
towards the dogs. I thought it was ail
right; still I was a little puzzled at hear
ing a dog or dogs back of me, when I
knew they were in front. When I turned
around to see about.it. a bear was look
ing at the tire or me with its front feet
on the log I was leaning against. I knew
its head was wagging sideways, because
mine would not wag, anyway.
The most beautiful thing in North Car
olina just then was that fire. Still ii
was hot either way until bruin turned
and walked off. I took part of that lire
with me, and shortly found my com
panions. There is. no post-office at Bear
Pen Knoll, but it is well remembered by
A. I. C.
Woodbrldge, Va. .
HEARD AT GORDONSVfLLE.
Her. W". .T. Hall?s Keslcrnatlon— A
Budget ot Personals.
GORDONSVILLE, VA.. December 13.—
(Special.)— Revi W. J. Hall has resigned
the pastorate of the Disciple church at
this place, to tho regret Of the members.
He will not move his residence from our
town.
■ Mr. . Stroll, of Page county, who re
cently sold the "Sage Hill" farm, near
Lindsay, has purchased a farm near Gor
donsville.
Mr. ' Norton, of lowa, has- moved into
the Baker property on Main street. He
contemplates purchasing a farm in this
vicinity in the near future.
Mr. P. J. Fulcher has bought thirty
acres more of land adjoining the tract
which he purchased of Mr. B. F. Weaver,
and contemplates erecting a very line
residence.
Mr. James Goodwin, who has been con
fined to his room for some time, is out
again.
Mr. P. S. Beckham has recovered, from
his recent sickness.
Mrs. H. T. Allen and daughter. Miss
Lillie Allan, who have been spending sev
eral months with relatives at Ashland,
Ky., returned home Thursday. .
Miss Lizzie Stratton has returned home,
after spending several weeks with rela
tives and friends in Richmond.
Mr. James Snead, who has been spend
ing several weeks with relatives in Louisa
county, has returned home.
Mr. Walter Wood, of the Virginia Poly
technic Institute, Blacksburg, has re
turned home to spend the holidays.
Miss Mary Wood has returned from a
pleasant stay of several weeks with
friends in Washington.
Mr. Brown, of Indianapolis, Ind., 13 a
visitor this- v«e':k at th. homo bf Mr.
E. D Sampson.
Mr. Ira J. Bowers, of Newport News,
spent several days this week at the home
of Mr. L. SL- Watkins.
Rev. W. J. Hall is on a preaching tour
in Hanover county and other points in
his district.
Mr. William Goodwin." of New London,
C->nn., is on a visit to relatives in the
clty
Jlr. Eddie Taylor has moved Into the
Ufz property, south of Gordonsville.
Rev. W. A. S. Conrad was in Char
lottesville on business Wednesday.
Rev. Robert A. Gibson, bishop coadju
tor of the diocese of Virginia, held ser
vices in the Episcopal church Thursday
mcrning, and confirmed several candi
dates.
Mr. John Goodwin, of the Chesapeake
and Ohio railway, i 3 visiting relatives in
the city and at Chester.
Dr. John W. Scott went to Melton's
on professional business Thursday.
Miss Laura Clarkson, of Lindsay, visit
ed relatives here on Tuesday.
Announcement.
We Have Removed to
525 East Byrd Street, 304-31 6 South Sixth Street.
fOne Block from Byrd-Street Station.)
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„ We also announce that.we hare installed a QLASSBEV^LLIMS
AHDSILVERIfIGPUMTAHD STOCK OF POLISHED PLATE GLASS, ™&
now^prepared to? fill ordersfor these utemafrom stock'that have
heretofore been compelled' to be executed out :6f the city.
Mr. Jinwj L. Faber has b»cn sick s«»«
eral days this week.
Mrs. Dr. Taylor i 3 on a visit to friends
in Washington.
COrVCEUXIXG COAT?
Sensible Hint* "In Rcsanl *« "We«*
<nnil Care, of Garment*.
(New York Times.V
"Now that the overcoat se.ison !a on
agiiin." said an ■ uptown tailor in thi
course of a conversation on the cara ot
clothft-, "one sees the utter Inability- ot
the average man to properly wear and
care for his garments. Jackets may b«
worn anyhow without much detracti."Sj
from their owner's appearance, but over
coats, like frock coats, require caro In
handling and in wearing:. Not one man
In a thousand knows how to put on Ms
coat c-urrectly. Ignorance and careless
ness in disposing of the garment when
not in use make the wearers of even th«
best coat 'look like SO cents' beside th<
man .with a cheaper article, but wh«
knows how to wear and care for it.
"Men curse their tailors when after »
few days* wear they find their coats out of
shape :at the shoulders and hanglnff
badly. The art of the tailor has, ot
course, a grcat'deal to do with th« ap
pearane'e of a coat, but on the customer
himself much more depends.
"Most men when they are being measure
ed and fitted assume ail sorts of un
natural postures. They forget that what
they really want is a garment to fit their
ordinary shape and not the forced figur*
■which they present to the tailor.
"Then, again, when the new coat comes
home the owner tugs it on anyhow and
wears it Rapping open. Every new coat
should be carefully molded, by the wearer
into the shape of his. every-day flgur*. H»
should get his shoulders well into it. and
in order to arrive at that result he should
have assistance on at least the first si*
occasions on which h» wears tho gar
ment. The coat should bo carefully but
toned downward, not the reverse, aj is so
often lhe case. For. at least one hour on
each of the first six days of use the coat
should bo kept buttoned. It ..will then
have adjusted Itself to the peculiarity*
of the figure."
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The Bride of Waterfall. <
(Correspondence of the- Dispatch.)
WATERFALL. VA.. December 20. 1202.—
A very pretty wedding was solemnized
Wednesday evening at Antioch Baptist
church, at this place, the contractln*
parties being Miss Edith Howderahell.
daughter of Mr. and H. Hov.-der
shell. and Mr. Howard Stanley Bell, all or
Prince William county. At about 5:30
o'clock, to the strains of the >tendel3
shon march, tne bridal party entered
the church from tho vestibule, and tha
bride, with the maid of honor. Miss Clar*
Bell., sister of the groom, proceeded up
the left aisle, while the groom, with th»
best man, Mr. William M. Jordan, pro
ceeded up the right aisle, to tha alt^r.
where they were made one by th» Rev.
C. "W. Trainham, of -Manassan.
The ushers were Mr. Itar.dolph Smltli.
Mr. Charles Keyser. Mr. Herman Shirley,
and. Mr. Frank Plckett.
After the ceremony the happy coapl«
was driven to Hayrnarket, where they
took the train for a tour to points north.
If the Baby' Is Cutttuar Teetfc
be sure- and use that old and well-trierf
remedy Mrs. Winslows soothing Syran
'or children teething, it soothes tfci
"hlld, ; softens the gums, allays all pain,
.ures wind colic, and is the best remeaj
for diarrhoea. Twenty-tive cents a bottl«

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