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ITOH IS TORTURE? Eczema s caused by an acid humor in the blood coming in contact with the skin and producing great redness and in? flammation ; little pustular eruptions form and discharge a thin, sticky fluid, which dries and scales off ; sometimes the skin is hard, dry and fissured. Eczema in any form ia a tormenting, stubborn disease, and the itching and burning at times are almost unbearable; the acid burning humor seems to ooze out and set the skin on fire. Salves, washes nor other exter? nal applications do any real good, for as long as the poison remains in the blood it will keep the akin irritated. BAD FORM Of TETTER, "For three yean I had Tetter on mv hands, which caused them to swell to twice I heir naturel alie. Part c't?ie time the disease wt? .n the form of run? ning aorea, very pail?, ful, and canting me much diaeom fort. Fonr doctora vid the Tetter had ?progT?r?ied too far to be eared, end they could d> nothing for me. I ftrwk only three bottle* of 8. 8. 8. and was completely cured. ThU waa fifteen year? ago, and 2 have never since seen any sign of my old trouble."? Mas. L. & J Accao.??, 1414 McCee St., Kansas City, Mo. S. 8. S. neutralizes this acid poison, cools the blood and restores it to a healthy, natural state, and the rough, unhealthy skin becomes soft, smooth and clear. _?? -?Life _>gtfc cures Tetter, Ery ?^"^ ?^^ ?^^ airelas. Psoriasis, Salt ^kW ^kV ^kV Rheum and all skin bt^fl fct^B t^V diseases due to a poiav ^kaw* Wavw *AsW oned condition of the blood. ?Send for our book and write us ?bout your case. Our physicians have made these diseases a life study, and can help you by their advice ; we make no charge for this service. All correspondence is conducted in strictest confidence. TNI SWIFT SPCCIFIC CO- ATLANTA. QA. Summer Schedule. weems Moat 60. BALTIMORI, FRRDIRIUKRB?RG AND KAFPAHAJRNOCK RIV1B ROUTE, NORFOLK ANDRAPPAHANMK K KIVP.R ROUT K. On and af'er Thursday,WNovemt>er BtV Steamers Richmond. Lancaster an?l Bestl will leave Pier ?. Lieht Street, Bsltimore. every Tuesday and Friday at 4: (0 p. m., for Frederickist>urg and all W harvcs'on the river. Returning, will leave Frederleksbur* Ht fcSO p. nv. (tldo perinittinv.) Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Leedstownat i-JQe, n>. Tu.'i day, Wednesday and Friday for llaltlmore. Leave Baltimore Sunday at ~: 0 p. m Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 p. m.. for TappahannocK aii'i ail Wharves below, ex? cept Bay Port. Be turning, will leave Tapp? bannock at t>.-0U a. m. on Monday and Thurs? day for Baltimore. will not call at Merry Point and Millen beck on Thursday's trip from Baltimore. Will leave Tappahannock for Frederlcks burg at HM) a. m. Monday. Port Royal at 1:<X) p. m., arriving at Frederioksburg at 5 p. m. No freight received for out-going steamers ?after 4 p. m. on sailing days. NORFOLK ROOT! Will leave Tappahannock for Norfolk at 12 m. (raoou) Friday, stopping at all landings. Will leave Norfolk at o p m, Saturday lor Tappanannock, calling at all landings. POTOMAC BIVIR BOUTB. Beginning Tuesday, JuneS, steamers Nor? thumberland and Potomac will leave Pier u. Light Street, Baltimore, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at ft P. M. for Alex? andria and Washington, calling at all of the usual landings. Beginning Thursday, June 7, will leave 7th Street Wharf, Washington, at 1 P. M., Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday.going as far as Leonardtown on these evenings. Will leave Leonardtown at 7 A. M.,Kinsale at 1 P. M., Miller's at 4 PM..Urasons at 6 P. M. and Bacon's at 7 P. M., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving in Baltimore eany the follow'".*- morning. Freight received daily n Baltimore. No Freight received for out going steamers aftor 4 p. m. on sailing days. HINKT WILLIAMS. Manager, Baltimore, Md. W. D. SCOTT, Agent. at Frederlcksburr. Va. KIT COMPTON, Agent, at Norfolk. Va ?TBPHBNSON * BRO., Agents. at Washington. D. C WILLIAM M. RBARDON, Agent, at Alexandria, Va. December 1, 1897. HARDWARE I S. H. BEALE, having bought out the entire Hardware Btook of Joan A Stone, will continua the ?[q?d'vv>?i*e Business at the OLD STAND, on COMMBRCR ST.,and Is now laying In a full NEW STOCK OF GOODS In the Hardware Line which he will ?ell at the Lowest Cash Prieta, ?T o and tae htat before voe bnv Just received a large lot of LUMBER. Doors, Sash, Blinds, Cypress Shingles N. O. Flooring and Ceiling, whlek I tell oheaper than any one else In the olty. Call and ret my price* before buylni. O D.FOSTER National Boulevard B. K. WHEELER, BocoiSBor of Wllilams & Wheeler), oonducti the UNDERTAKING B?8IN JC88 at the old ltand,oorner Main and Uharlotte itreeta. All ardan from home and abroad promptly and sitiafactorlly attended to slthsr at tight at day. Hearse and Carriages always ready to at tend funsralt. Thanking the public for pat ro?are bo generously bestowed, be asks a oofitffiTatuei of the same. JOHN F. aOOTT Eirtitis iBd lud?an SpeclilO?, at AIS 8TRJMT, Oas aast below Okas. Walnas A Bra. ? nrii lim n? General Hardware ?saw Wire, wans, Pistola, Bason Knlvs ?Mu, ?fil be sold at tattooed prleee teS-uM; th ???||?|gg?g?|?; SATURDAY-.DECEMBER 22. 1900. I II Filii \ ?K"hH*-?^^?-h^-h-H -;? ? -:- ? -:- - -*---*-? -: "As many arc losing rattle by tbe cornstnlk plague, M It Is termed, lu ?Nebraska," says a correspondent of Tho Prairie Farmer, "1 have been care? fully watchlnj* tho disease at various timos nnd hava? made personal exami? nations of tho rattle In all stages of the disease nnd after death, and I And by observation tlie follow Im; farts: First, the feed that caiises the dlaeaas at Im? mature corn that has either been killed by the ehineh Inn,* or the hot winds or both; second, the cattle are gr-herally taken from n bare pastare in a semi starved condition and are allowed to gorge themselves on this kind of prov? ender for possibly an hour morning Olid evening without anything to eal between tunea; hence the stomach is gorged with an Indigestible lot of stntT that I find by p"st mortem la all dry ns when first taken Into the stom? ach and Is packed Into the cells of the Stomach almost as tlcht as If it had been packed with a stick and hammer. The symptoms, so far as observed, are: The head Is held near the ground, and tbe animal Is taken with a general at? tack of trembling, followed by ? com? plete collapse of the nervous system. which In turn Is soon followed by bloat? ing nnd spasms, with tbe head drawn back nnd extreme difficulty In breath? ing. Just before the animal dies the rectum Is forced out of the natural po? sition several inclus by the Straining of the animal. Ws have not been able to find anything to cure the attack, nnd I am of the opinion it would be most merciful to kill the sick stork :i ns attacked t?> relieve their suffering. There has been quite a heavy lows of cattle In this section In the lost few weeks, nnd most of them have been valuable cows, some losing as many as 20 out of a single herd, is there any remedy?" DriM-rll-iif Prom (irmle Animals. Years ago, when animals of pine breed w. re scarce in this country, farmers used to grow some very good cows, al thongb both the parents were of such mixed breeds that it would have been difficult to tell what predominated, says The American Cultivator. Why wns this, and. If It was so. why do we so often Insist 00 the use of a pure bred sire? Because such animals were accidents that did not often OCCUT, while we desire In breeding not to take chances, but to know with a certain de? gree of surety what we are to expect. Those animals of our father's days had a strain of pure blood in them and per? haps of more than one breed, arid they were liable to breed back to the h st When they were from the best animals they COnM Select, SS now we find one Of 80 called pure breed revert bad; to some unknown and faraway ancestor of Inferior blood. The care in selecting the best to breed from had as moan to do In determining the character of the offspring ns the length of the pedigree. Wheat ?IHd. There is no question that the aver? age yield of wheat can be hugely i" l In this country, says Texas Farm and Ranch. Thirteen bosbebl per acre, the average for several favor? able years. Is altogether too small, as IB proved by the fact that when of different methods of preparation have been officially made the average has been much larger 0Dl1 without a correspondingly expensive programme of operations. Thorough preparation of the soil and good seed with proper fertilizing where needed and rotation of crops are all that Is required to run the general average up several bush* Is and greatly Increase the yields where the best preparation and best seed are used. Wheat is not alone In this pos? sibility, tuough perhaps it is the breit? est sufferer from neglect of all staple crops. Seed Ina Crass. In the discussion as to seeding grass with wheat or rye the point is made that rye usually goes on poorer boIU says The Rural New* Yorker. Few farmere think of manuring as heavily for rye as they would for wheat. Thus It happens that the grass seed pot In with rye does not have an equal chance with that on wheat ground. Farmers have come to regard rye as a "hustler," capable of making a fair crop where wheat would fall. Tliat Is true, but grass Is not even a baby bustler when In the cradle. With good preparation and Boll we think rye would prove n good nurse cror-, but grass does not need a nurse. In most cases wo prefer to sow it alone. Docking Horse?, Time and time again has the ques? tion of docking the tails of horses been discussed, and always humanity comes out on top. All the driving horses In Russia have long tails, and the coach? man of an ordinary Russlau carriage takes no trouble to prevent the reins from dropping about hie horse's hind quarters. In spite of this, however, the reins rarely become entangled with the tall, and even If they should do so the horses never kick. This striking fact Is an eloquent answer to those who up? hold the cruel practice of doc-king on the grounds that otherwise the horBe Is liable to flr<p his tail over the reins.? American Cultivator. Labor Savin? In Farming, It Is stated by the experts of the de? partment of agriculture that 70 years ago, or In 1.830, It cost a little more than three bours' work to produce and harvest a bushel of wheat. At the price then of 0 cents an hour the labor expense was 18 cents a bushel. Now a bushel of wheat Is produced and har? vested for each ten minutes' labor spent ox. It as an average, and while wages and cost of the use of machinery are estimated at 20 cents an hour the cost per bushel Is but 3 1-3 cents. Editor's Awful Plight. F. M, Hlggtns,Editor Seneca, (Ills.,) News, was afflicted for vears with Piles that no doctor or remedy helped until he tried Bnoklen's Arn loa Salvo. He writes two boxes wholly onred him. It's the sorest Pile cure on earth and the best salve in the world. Onre guaranteed. Only 25 ?sent?. Sold by M. M. Lewis, druggist, Tappahannock's Hotel. Those contemplating visiting Tappahar?: nock will And at tno VIRGINIA HOTEL the best accommodations. A postal will eragago accommodations la advance. I QBO. B. SCOTT, j WHEN YOU WI8H TO BE SURE OP QUALITY AND LOW PRICES OALLON DOQQETT <? SCOTT OR USE 'PHONh M. JUST RECEIVED Richardson & Robhin's Plain Pudding at 45o , Rtisln?, Currants, Citron,Figs. Date?, I'runes, Candles, Oaken and Oraokers. Canned Ooods of all Kinds. PIOKLBa, OHOW OHOW, OAToUP,l?RESKRVE8,&o. We have a nloe line of Oarolina Rice at 60 per pouud. Pure Pennsylvania Bookwheat Floor, Dark or Light at H',,o. Viotory Soap, large bar, quality guar? anteed at 2^0. Onr Teas and Coffees are eitra fine and will please the most fastidious Apex Baking Powder, guaranteed as good as Ro> I, at half prioe. A hand? some preset;i tree with each oan. Pull Ore-i a Oheese, Macaroni. Oat Flakes, Pelt J< hn Food and lota of other good thing? ; o numerous to mention. Doggett & Scott, 205 Commerce St 1002 Main St The John Ci. Murkamp Co., Fredericks!.urg, VA , Manufacturers of BXTKACTand GKOCNIf SUMAC and Ol'KKl I IKON I1AKK. healers m leather, Ac. Hlghestcaah price oald for Hide? GBO. FKKKMAN. Jr. JAMRS K. KVANS FREEMAN <fe EVANS. QEJ^EH?L QflOGKHS, WEST END, Frederioksbnrg, Va. Highest cash prioe paid for country produce. HOTEL DANNEHL. EUROPEAN PLAN Frederick8bur?, Va. FANCY QROCERIES, CAN GOODS, PROVISION. Beware of being offered too much for yonr money. Some things are tooobeap In quality to be anything but dear in prioe. MAORATH & OHE3LEY. 5 OOO BUSHELS cf wheat wanted for whioh I will pay the highest CASH market prioe deliver? ed in Fredericksbnrg or along lines of P.. F. & P. R. R., or R , F. & P. R. Road. R. L BISCOE. NEW FALL CLOTHING. Men and Hoys' Suits all styles and prices. Children's School Suits and Extra Knee Hants. Hats. Shirts, Overalls and Trunks at Lowest Prices. AlBoajrent for Sweet, Orr A Oo.'s Pants and Coats and Overalls. JAMBS T . LATTON Insurarce? A. B. Botts & Co. FIRE, LIFE and ATOli IHSUR ?ICK?GKITS, Office : 312 Commerce Street. Represents sixteen first-class compan? ies. Rates low m the lowest, and losses promptly adjusted and paid. Or I REPRESENT ONLY THE JB Best,Strong,0ld Fire Insurance Co.'s of this country and Europe. Assets over fifty million dollars. Low rates and jnst settlements. S.WILLIS HOWARD, INSURANCE AND COLLECTION AGENT. W~* H.? BJRXJL.L..E Confectioner and aBaker ?o, 919 B Street, Fredericksburg, Va. Give me a call when you want CONFECTIONS, ICE CBBAM AND PA8TR1 Orders always ?ecelve prompt attention. ?w. h. brtjt.Tit:, W. 8. EMBREY. [Baooessor to Bmbrey A Berryman.) Deal? In RAILFOAD CBOB8 TIB?. 01 DAB POSTS, SPOILS? AND HOOPS Keeps oonstantly on hand a large supply f Baled flay and Mill Feed. |BF~0?M.ne# ?llMtt ')toot Prtdartaksba*?. Va GEORGE QRAVATT, Manufacturar and Deal? la CARRIAGE*, B?RRIYB, BU?GI1? ANDOARTB. COKCORD AND iPIMDi I WAf OKI, Flstform Spring Wagoni. Business and Pleasure Wagoni of every atari pti on. Special at is at Ion glvta ta re ring and rsnaiattne DONT F0RQI2T THAT Whe n you want an easy Shave, As good as a Barber ever gave. Just call on ne at toy Saloon, At atoro and eve or busy noon, I com b and dress the hair w 1 th g race, To suit the countenance of your rao? My room la neat, my towels olean. Bolssors sharp and raeors keen ; And all that art and skill ?an do It you will ?all I'll do for yon. Basera pot la ore? aykort i??j?. THE SPORTING WORLD. Dr. D. A. Sargent, director of Har? vard's gymnasium, baa invented a new gymnastic apparatus will'h, be de , will supersede all gymnasium machines prev loURljr In use. The Inotnotor, as lir. Sargent calls his new machine et pry min? cie In the body In such a natural way ns to ma!' i re. It gives the benefit ial results of bicycling and rowing and avoldfl their d< Dr. Sargent claims that his now ma na n. a saauKST. chin.' Introduces a new principle Into the art of propelling land or water ve? hicles and of applying human pow? r so us tn produce tin greatest amount of work. The machine Is a whole gymii In Itself. It consists of a pair of ! connected by four adjustable rods, with n sliding seal :.':'! a sliding fot ' Which are in turn connected bj a pow? er applying rod to a i gear or sprocket wheel. The machine can i ?? adapted to the propulsion of a ni?vele. a beat, a scull, can.r a simple gyi i aastk machine, Tbe Invention is tbe result of four yean of hard work on Dr. Sargent's part. How It In Hie lion 1er'? Mock. The "glass arm," the "cbarlcj ! leg, th.- "bicycle face,- "writer's cramp," "operator's wrist" all have had their day. and now ? forward the pel affection of the howl? ing novice to i lain* the attention of the curious publie as well a- p. rebanee that of the medical fraternity. It is the bow lei's DeCfc. You stand up to bowl. You fix your eye on th.- pins. You step swiftly for? ward and roll the ball. If you have evt r played golf, In which t' good maxim is. "Keep your eye on the ball," you will be confused a bit ai first ns to whether tn keep your eye on the bowling ball you hold in your band or to keep it fasti ned on the pins. In the bowling tame the logical way for the golfer to play would Mem to keep his eye en the pins, f.?r the ball then corresponds to the dob and the pins fiie object to be ut tbe teed ball. t the gaze Is trlued upon the far end of the alley, if the golf player has his troubles learning bowling in thai he strives to ke< . how much more Deck craning and con sequent soreness must the novio who tries to ke.p hi- eye on bail and pins at once am! preliminary swing! Here Is where the l In its good work. Standing up, running, stooping, bending, roiling, t.? keep one's toward the head pin all th requires a deal of Deck effort s.? on. game after game, and at the 1 the reckoning. Not that day probably, bat the next Such a soreness! Such a Btlffuess! Such an Inflexibility! Yes, you've got It?In the Deck, You have bowler's neck. Dennla !I->r-ran'a nnd luck. Dennis Ilorgrm, the Irish champion, ehowed eonctnalvely in bis attempt upon the Indoor shot record re? cently In New York that he Is the pro mler shot putter of the world The ease with which he senl the bather covered missile K\ feet showed that his recent record performances, In which the shot was light, wer?' not due aolt ly to Its lightness. The win .le story Is that Hurgan, while the greatest shot putter that ever performed in America, hns bean in poor lock since lie left Ire? land. In the future It la safe to say he will make more records far In advance of those now standing. It Is a pity that the old unextended champion, J. It. Grey of the New York A. C, Is not now In training, so that the two could have It out In the seven foot circle. Horgan seems better, but Orey was never beaten and whenever he was pushed always won just the tame. Frequently this Decessiteted setting a new record. Morgan's next appearance will probably be In the Knickerbocker A. ('. games In Madison Square (?arden. Union to llroccl Trottera. Thomas W. Lawson, the Boston cop per king, lias purchased a farm mar Boston, where he will build a track and establish headquarters for his string of trotters. He will start as a breeder in a small way. Ills old stallion Polndex ter Is a good one, as Is also tbe .'1 year old colt Dreamer. The latter has a rec? ord of 2*14*4 and should get some good youngsters. Mr. Lawson owns Horalmn. who made a splendid record on the trotting tracks the past season. Lawson has become Imbued with the Idea that lie can breed a horse of the quality of Bo raima, and he Is anxious to make the attempt He has secured n number of good mares, and as soon ns his farm is properly fixed op be will enter into his new venture In a manner to achieve the best results. Contractors. QEORGE W. WROTEN. BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR ?7111 furnish Plans and Specifications, will contract for srscting all clisses of Building!; furnish hands by the day and superintend ths work In town or ?ran try Mr Charges reasonable A. MASON QARNER. Contractor and Builder, rtnoeii Anne st., Opponte Tyler's Foundry sVGutrant *es all work In kli Una to be dose promptly and In a first-?!?? manner at reek bottom ?r1??s FINE TEAS, WINES AND LIQUORS Pars Rys Whiskey, Purs, Old Rent, Purs Holland Gin, Pure Sherry Wine, Purs French Brandy, Pare Apple Brandy, Par? Peach Brandy, Por? Blackberry Brandy. A oomplete stock of Liquors for medical use at the old Reliable Grocery Store of CHAS. WALLACE & BRO. Cor. Main Oommares Sts. BI/OIRiCXSBUM, ? . A? ( UR SUPERIOR ARTICLE -OR ? !ti.ckwaiter Whiskey. vhtoa ooaoooaat of their age and even .?? ipeoially advierd for medicinal jiu'p im". H'Id and tOOOtBsMBdad by ( II v v WALLACE ?v BRO. John m. oRirriK M O BTSA8BTJBOIB. Frederickitinrg Va. TO THE JP?BLIG. G6 0. NOSSEl'T. Undertaker and Embalmer, FRKDBRIOKBBURG, VA., 001 "KINS from pi 00 up. Hearse vi ?irnagpi furnihhed. Free stable ad nt'niodations O.ien day and night 0 t?loTET aid Ci'MoliSTKKINlt work done. All work at LOWK3T ?. t "., ?I WOiiK QUABANTIIO FLOWERS. ? Out Flowers and Floral.Desljrns v for all Occasions at Reasonable <_? Pfioee. '% Leave orders with E. 0. Ninde, fHL.1 Frederirk-burg, or send to W?/?. J I'aLMKR GORDON, <>9aWv<*^ Florist. Aihland. Va. Qf?OC ERI ES. LIQUOR?. <tr FAMILY GROCERIES OP ALL KINDS. My stock of Liquors ii lares, consistir? of foreigi. and Domestic BRANDIES. Pore Applewooil and Farmers Friend Par? Rye Whiskey, 12 a rall?n. MAONIFICENT APPLE BRAND Y WAR. RANTED PURE. C UOE N B BODE. ?fjlBCl AM) L1PSRTY bit. Opera House Cafe. ? I hsvc opened an ? Up-to-Date Cafe in the 014 Poet Ossaa, sait to the Oeaia House, on Main street, for Ladles and Oeo Uemen, The cooking will I?? of the h?hest ind the bill of tare will embrace th,? it can lx? taken trom the waters of the Kappaliarmock and the surroundinir country. >>t In all styles and at the box on ? II. They will be especially tine, at they will come from the liest lu'ds on the lower Hii|i|nihannoek. Meals served at all hours fr in 7 a. m. to 12 p. ra. HEN11Y WILLIAMS. IifttrHtrwuril ?if tin? W corns Line of Steamers Liquor Dealerp. P. McCracken, Bro. & Co., ?Wholb?alb ano RrraiL - GROCERS AND LIQUOR DEALERS. Offer Ten Thousand Gallons PURE RYE sud BOURBON WHISKIES, from ths fol? lowing well known distilleries : Graft ?t Co. of Ohio; Boon? County Distilling Co., of Kentucky Monticello Distillery, of Mary. land, ami W. F. Gray, of Pennsylvania. AsrenUfor BergnerA Engle'sLager Beer? They also offer Staple and Fancy Groceries, Agricultural Implement!, Seeds, Guano, and Oaaaaavt, WE WANT TO G, 566 U, y? Ms . A, a C?STOHER ; OF J OURS. If you have never dealt with ut that I? your low, for we point With pride to our tiust ion which has grown to sue.i dlmens'ons that wo can juctly claim to be tho I.KADKK-in the liquor and tobacco business. we aro alwayi inakln-r ipecial effort? to please our customers, and to those that have n. .cr dealt with us. all wo atk il a trial, and you oat* be oonv.aeed that you will deal with us airain. If you want something- lino try C.nada Ifye. :ii St.?)a.'(ralIon. as good at any H.oa Whiskey sold Reynold'! Kciucy Kye, King of Ken? tucky Hyo, Farmer?' Delight, Kentucky Cluli Hje and White Kyo. ah at ti.UO per trnf. Whisiies at 11.111. $1 ?-.. II.Mi and SI.1?) a sal. lira-idles, Giu.s. Hums, Klmmel Wines and Alcohol. ! Cooking or Drinking WlncatlUJO a ?rall?n. TryourKldnoy Oln or K'dney and Uri? nary troubles. Li'iuon, Tboaccoi and Cifran of all kindi. FURS WANTED. 5trasburger&Son One price Liqnor and Tobacoo. 315-215 1-2 10th St.. Fredorioksbnrg, Va. FINE QUALITY MINCE MEAT. Oor price Is reasonable, as it is At tnore'i finest. If you need good ar tides for Ohr Istmas, you oan get them from MAQRATH & OHE3LEY. THE EXCHANGE, LEADING HOTEL, JOHN ULTZ, Proprietor, FREDERICKSBRUG, VA c27-lT FOR RENT I A very desirable six room house, (rood barn etc., with several acres of land. This property is on PLANK ROAD, one mile from centre of Frederioksbarg, and has been occupied for past ten years by R W. Favill, Esq. Terms reasonable. Possession given January 1st., 1901. M. B. ROWR. Frederioksbarg, Va, FARM FOR SALE, I will sell the little farm known as "WILLARD'8," on the Spotsylvanla Oonrt-house road, six miles fron? Fredericksburg. It contains 100 acre?, lying along the Meesaponex Ron, and a comparatively new two story dwell in? and barn. Price low. Possession given January 1st. 1901. M. B. ROWE. Frederioksbarg, Va, +0+04*0+0?fO+0-W*0+0+0+0'r'0^0 Il IHK ?? STORY \ +0+0+0+O+O+O++O-I-O+O+0-I-O-J-O "There are no such things as ghoeta, declared Mildred I-Mwards, and severa of the other girls agreed with her em phatlcally. But Helen Duncan am Kthel Sercomb quietly shook thel bends In dissent It was tho second week an er tu opening of the Berninnry, and a grou| of the girls wero discussing the moa striking feature In the neighborhood "the haunted house." This place i! ways had a fascination for the eoml nary girls. The newcomers almost in variably ridiculed tho Idea that uman ny spirits held sway In the deserte) mansion, but the older girls viewed I differently. At the fashionable lake resort then were also skeptics and believers. Tin people who lived there the y.ar room stood lu awe of the "haunted bouse,' while the summer visitors made fun o what they culled superstition. The subject of so much sp?cul?t loi was a fine country home known si "the old Wftlto i place." It v. on a hill overlooking the Inland lake Tho house was of dull stone and wa hidden In a grove of lonely pines am cedars. Although completely and in - nlllcetitly furnished throughout, It ha? remained unoccupied for ten years, tin only ones who visited It being the si lent old keeper and his son. who |*i pi watch on the premises from their litth house some dlst Mice away. Two mysterious deal lis and a mur d.r which had nov.-, been explained had occurred within Its walls. With such a record those who Inherited tin house did not care to live In It. aud M one else could be Induced to occupy it Home of those whose word Was llliqili - tloned In the neighborhood declared that more than once they had heard str?ng? soumis Issuing from the place as they drove hurriedly by of ? night on ? In main highway, some distance from the old mansion. Others were sure that they hud seen Dickering and uncertain lights through the drawn blinds of the windows and specter ligares moving about These stories had been repented m often to the girls at the seminary thai the older ones had come to almost lie lleve them. On stormy nights they had Imagined they had heard weird Mises from thd haunted house above tbe roar of (he wind and, I !.ing out across the way, had seen fitful lights in the windows between the flashes of lightning. So Helen 1 Minean nnd Kthel Sercomb would not agree with Mildred Bdwardl and the other new girls on their theory as to the Donexlstence of ghosts. "I'll tell you what," said Mildred a few days later. "Let's have a big lark. After dusk tills evening the crovvil of us will get away from the seminary and go over to look for ghosts at the haunted house. I know there are no such things, nnd 1 want to prove It lo some of the superstitious ones. We will get some of the boys from town to go with us. To tell the truth. I have arranged It all with them already." "0<km1, Mildred! You're a brick!" cried the others enthusiastically. "We are ?n for the fun, nn?l we'll go clear to the house." It required some persuasion to get Helen and Ethel to accompany the par? ty, but they were told that the excur? sion had been arranged especially for their benefit. The light had faded from the west when the party found Itseli on the wide veranda of the house. The approach through the grove had been cautious, and several stops had been made, but the boys had asaumad a bravado which quieted the fears of the girls. The windows and shades were rols ed, nnd then, with an Incredulous smile, the party peered Into the gloomy rooms for a sight of airy figures In white. As none appeared they began to lnugh at Helen ami Ethel nnd banter them. A whispered alarm brought silence One of the boys was certain h<> bad peen In one of the doorways a flapping of white drapery, which Immediately vanished. All looked Intently and were terrified to see a white rolled figure with ghastly features stride through the room. From the sounds, It seamed to have gone to the sldotioard and t.? bei eating from empty dishes. From the other part of the house n dim, yellowish light flamed up and went out. Then another figure In white, with great splotches of red on Its drapery, wan? dered Into the room, groaning nnd searching the floor Intently. The ghostly visitation bad been so sudden that tho adventurous crowd had been too frightened to move. The groans of the second specter aroused them, and the boys started to hurry the girls from the place. Mildred, how? ever, had sunk to the floor In a dead faint The boys carried her through the grove and over Into the grounds of the seminary. The party was unable to rouso her, and she was carried to the seminary, and the principal soon learned the whole story. He notified the town authorities, and a search of the Walton place was made. Nothing unusual was found, and for a few days the story of the girls was discredited Then It wns learned that the keeper and his son had beard of the Intended visit and had plnyed the part of ghosts. The o'd place Is still avoided by tin as who travel In that neighborhood after dark.?Chicago Times-Herald. Psycho 1 outrai. "Do you believe in the power of mind over matter?" asked the mystical man. "No," answered the practical friend. "I believe In the power of mattet over mind. I have known a dull. Insensate tack hummer, by one swift rap on the thumb, to make a man say things that he had not thought of for yeara,"-^ Washington Star. m That Throbbing Hsadachc. Would qulokly leave you. If you ased Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thous? ands of sufferers have proved their matchless merit for Sick and Nervous Headaches. They make pare blood and strong nerves and build op your health. Easy to take. Try them. Only 25 cent?. Money back if not oared, Sold by M, M. Lewis, Draggist. (JEO. J. FLETCHER, ARCHITECT A*D BUILDER, FREDERICKBBCRG, VA Flam. Specifications, Elevations, Details Work of all kinds in the building lina. Thorough personal luperrtstou ef the ?ark town er ?oantr? *?ma*iF?* M. G. wiLLIB. President: A.P. ROWbUb Vlee-PmUent: B. F. CBI8MOND, sec? retary: 1. D. COLS. Treasurer. The Cheapest Telephon? Servie? la Virginia Prompt and sffloleat servio? QUASA MTB? P air^tabMrltwrff waata4. I r OBlfMOKD. ?Mr? ?cry ?| THE FIRST BORN ^a? is naturally a subject of ' I JJ to th? youog mother. Happy and ?easy wi ^JJ be if sonic kind friend tells h< r <>f the m f5 of relief to be obtained bj 3 3 g "Mother's Friend" There ?s nothing in the world lil ?? this simple liniment, us<-<i externally. It nl utesall strains and di ?tensions, soothing headaches and nerv ousncs.s.as wella.srelieving ''morninglicl N T?ai, or?^nf byrxitf Tlit? Ilr.idli. I.I II. iMim.? S'i Pmfmmwwtmtfmmfmtmtt, HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? MAGIC AIR-TIGHT, Absolutely the BEST, and most durable WOOD HEATt: R made. Cast Iron Bottom, Top, Flue, Feed Cover and Foot Rails. Outride Body Plan? ished Steel lined all way to TOP with heavy SBEET STE? L. The most substantial and up-to date WOOD AIR-TIGHT HE A TER on the market. A perfect BEAUTY?entire top artistical? ly ornamented wi h raised carving. Has large feed opening, with cast iron cover, hinged from top, and when opened to feed stands perpendicularly and entirely out of the way. Draft always under per? fect control. Put together with bolts, no rods to burn out. 0ollai s made for inverted pipe, prevent? ing appearance of creosote deposits. r-^Pipe collar on top or end as desired. Every STOVE wrapped and crated. Four Sizes, spisniiy Proportioned. Twelve Styles. We are special agents for the factory.and show the complete line. O lose prices on pipe and elbows to Merchants. E. C. NINDE, Double?Furniture and Carpet Stores, Fredericksburg, Va. BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAPS. We have our fall stock just in from the factory. All new goods. We have The Best Women's Heavy $1.25 Shoes. The Best Men's $2 Boots, and The Best Men's $1 Hats ever brought to our town. We have an up-to-date line of Ladies', Men's and Children's Fine Shoes ; also Men's Calf Skin Boots. Call and examine oar stock. Wallace & Company, Wholesale and Retail, Frederioksbarg, Va. ESTABLISHED 1897. GERMANIA ROLLER MILLS. ?IYER & BR?LLE, Proprietors, Freder.ckfburg, Va. W? nav? ths latest and most oomplau Patent Holler System la oirMlUs, oat con? Sat the rcry ahoioest Virginia Wheat and our Flours are th? finest that ?an bs uaO?, sxosptlng non?. Ws mat? th? following brands : M YMB A BBDLLX'B BKST PATKaNT BDPBBLAT1V1, GBBMAHIA XXXXX BXTBA, G2BJIAKIA XX BXTKA. WHIT* PLA.H STXTBA. Wi mass Cholos Family Meal. Mill Feeds of ?11 kinds. We pay ths Highest (ata Priesa :er Wheat and Corn at Mill ai Stars. 81*? as s cali befor? yon bay oi sell. MYER 4 BR?LL*? F*-. ? JOHN M. GRIFFIN -DEALER IB Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fine Liquors, Tobacco and Cigars. Agency Pabst Milwaukee Larger Beer arad best ton le. Ws also havs In stock Alas Porter, Stout, etc. 600 B Street. FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY. Having jast returned from our semi-annual visit to New York and Baltimore, we are better prepared this season than ever before to fa r ni8h oar patrons and the publie generally with a line of Millinery, tba t from a point of style and attractiveness, is simply unexcelled, and oar pattern Hats and Sbapes are really goods of ment and beanty. We'shall mark our sattle stock down to Law? st 1'onnlb'?? Prices and tsavtaOf make your tm?linK with us not on y sutisfactory in point i t Htylu ami oiialit ? liut protitiiole as well Cull und soc our Mairnilli'cnt Line licfon? purchshlnir i'isowliert? and let us show y<?u our display and ijuote prie? s whether you buy or not. MRS. D. E. SMITH & CO The Largest Slock in Town Of Hardware, Wagon Materials, Nails, Guns, Pis? tols and Ammunition. When in the city stop at our store and let ns quote yoo prices on the above, together with many other articles, too numerous to mention. GREEN & RUSSELL, ^SK'1 Fredericksburg, Va. WE WANT YOU to come down and see the prettiest display of HOLIDAY GOODS we have ever shown. Books, Toys, Games, Dolls, Fancy Oases, Picture Frames, Medalions, Nevelties. GIFTS FOR EVERYBODY. ADAMS'S BOOK STORE.