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Devoted to the A?H^?tural, Commercial and Hanufacturing Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country. FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. TJ?-SDW. DECEMBER 25, 1900. price 3 Cents ftailroarit*. HeWNoif?^Weslcm MWi Schedule in Effect May 27.1900. LEAVE RiCHMQN . BYRD STMEET STATION 9:00 a. M..NOR?ULK l.lMMKi? Ar -, P.Ai A. M. Stop? onljr at IV t rf, w?i 01 y. nmi su ?folk. s?. 0 ? tli s train. 9.05 ?. M . TDK OH1CAOU KXPRKS-?. wiehbiir?*. Ki.iii?.>k.', < oluiolius, an.l ibur* to KortiuiKu Pullman Sleeper K<Mtnok?4oCol Dtabu?;alao, ! >r Bfllatol, KnoivlU?a, ?mi Chattanooga Pullman Sleeper bo.. 3115 ?'? N' Oc '*:> Shore Liraiti.il. .\ni\c-? Non-ik y r, p m stops only at Petontxiiff, r. and Suffolk fteooni-ela?? tickets this tram Through amth t<> "la Hen? h 6I50 I" M . Kor Suffolk. Norfolk, an?, in toriat-iiiato stations. Arrives at Nortolk at ' M. 9110 P. M., For Lynchburg and Roanoke ' ct? at Lyiu-hnrg with tVashintrion ami C?aattanooff4 limited Pul man b Lyoohburg to Memphis and New Orleans Cafe, parior. aud Otiscrvation cars Had ford na, Ala. Pullaaaa Bleepet between ?1 1 a i ? Lyncbbur*. and berths ready lor oooueaiuy at-. ?>i P. it. Also, I'd 1 man ?r Pot.-ranuti' and Roanoke. Train? arrive Ricnmond from Lynchiiuor ?ad th. .t 7:35 A. M.and 8-Ji p. M ; from Norfolk and'the Ka?t at 11:10 A. M.. 11:? A. M , ani 6M 1'. M. Oiliec: 83b Main street. JOHN K WAC.NRH, Paasengar and Tleaet ?Agoat. 0. H. BO8L8Y, uistrut Passenger A? W. It l?r;\ ll.l,, il neral I'asaesiner Agent, oe: Roanoke, Va. isyffS Potomact t'redencksburg ANOPiEDMONT RAILROAD ooDtduits for 1KH) R? i^V ARR, ?No. S 1:00 ? -n ' i x8 a m ..am 6.A4 a as I a m! m o m fcM a m? I H a m a ru! a tu ' a m' 10:14 a m 10 .'? a m 10 41 a tu "??der?. ? W?lte ? ?Jiua lios ! Robcy s itoraanM Airk Furnaoe Brock Boa Parker Se? Ho;k Ciuder . rnold? >*.>r>li?rstili? ua Fayette Jmonviu? Naaon Taylor Orange fcM 3.01 2:56 261 2.4c 2:42 2.?7 p m p ni P ai p m p m p m 2:28 p m HI t' ? 2:10 1:A i:4fi 1:26 1:18 p m p m p n p IU P a p b 1:0? p m 12:50 p m 12:40 p m 12.30 p ni OouoMUon? at FrMericksburg with ii. F. A P. K K.. and Weerns Steamboat 0?, At Orange with Southern and Chesapeav? A Ohio R. R. ?ba only line to the Channel ??rsv.'-'ls utai Wilderness Battlatie'.da. Bastero Standard Time. Dally sxoeptBun? day. W.H. RICHARDS. Gen'l Man??. * Train No. 2 leave* Orange th? 4th Monday n ??oh m onth at 3 p. m. SOUTHERN RAILWAY Schedule in s??t Nov. 23. 1900 All traljs arr.ve at and depart from Pennsylvania Passenger Station. i M.?Daily?lor DanTille. Ohanotte ? if station?, connecting at Calverton fu iVarrenton, at Manassas for Btrasbnrg n I Harr:sonburg daily anddtaunton week days st Lyncbburg with tbe Norfolk and Western daily for Roanoke and ooinu itwsst and with 0. A O. R. R. daily for S ttaral Bridge and Lexington. 1115 A. M.?D?aiiy-TMB ONITE? 8TATK8 PAST MAIL carries Pullman, Htet^ers New York and Washington to Jactionvlu-a, viacavannah. uniting at Sal isbary with Pullman Sleeper for Asbe Tiil? and Hot Spring?, t?. C. Knot Title, Obattanoosa and Memphis. Tsau.. and at Charlotte with Pull? man Sleeper for Augusta ?ml at Dan?ille wich Sloepler fo: Birmingham; aud at ?Columbia, with deeper for Charles? ton, Po' .nan SlMp*.* New York to New Orleaa?? Soli.i train Washington to N?w Orleans ?rithoat-Stcage.coniierti at Lynch ourg dailv for Natural Bri?lge and Lexing? ton, Va. iMning car service. 11:37 A. M?Daily?Local tor Charlottet T. le, oonn?e?*ting at Calverton for Warren tou. 4:01 P. M.?Looa: for Strasburg and H?r fUonouri^ ?ily axcept Sunday. 4.30 P. M.daii/, local for Charlott?B?yille, wnaecting at Calvwrton for Warrenton. 9:55 P. M. daily W?w York aad Florida m tocata Pullman Buffet Sleeping Ca.-a, New York and Washington to Pott Tampa, via Jacksonville, and to Augusta via Columbia with TOnuection for Aiken. Through coach to Jacksonville. Dining Car asrvlna. 9:55 P. M. daily, Washington and Ohattanaoxa Limited, via Lynchburg, with sleeper?. New York and Washingtou to Memphis and New Orleans through Bristol. Through ooach ?to Memphis. Parlor ?serration Car between Radford, Va., sad .Vitalia, Ala. Dining Car servce. 10:15 P.M. daily " WA3HINOTON s?r S )lirrf-WR8T8RN, VKBTIBULKD LIM IT.KD," oompusea of Dining CaraandDay, t'oaches, f alunan Vest i baled dltsptis, New York to Nashville, JVlu., via Ashe ville, Knoxvills ?and Chat a, New York to Memphis, via Sirui la^ti*.a, ?Su* York to New Orleans, via At laiU and M^ni^omery. Pullman. Library - ?Mr??tionciir b*tw?s?u New York and W.vsi Ligtoa a a M ?con. Dining Car service lin^ Psraonix.lj Conducts Tourist BlaafST ou this train nvtiy Monday, Wednesday and rrmay, Washington to B?i? Krau'j :(v> without ci?age. Conneitioa leave* Rlouutundatll.ouP. M, Train* o.. um Harraw Uaag? r??aeh Oransj? tally at 10 AC A. M Tra: I -.j iths.-n Railway paas ?Jratii?s Dattx *? tolow? ND 2 35 1'. M 7.? P. M. ) ?10 i A. M. 4:40 P. M. 5:37 A. M. Fat rai-s, m?(> folder? and sleeving ou ip??e apply to nearest Southern Railway Asrent, or FRANK. S.OANNON.Srd V.Pree A?wa.MgT I M. Cli Lk?, Trsifio Manager. W. A TURK. Oeueral Passenger Agent. L. 8. BROWN, Uaneral Agent, WASHINGTON, ?. C. c&o To Hot Springs. CINCINNATI, IOUIBVILLB, CHIOAOO 81. LOUI8 AND THE WR8T. Tea 8ao?T?sr aao Uoiexsrr Root? ?x? th? W?ST. The moat direct and )>opuiar route to Old Point and Norfolk. TRAIN? LKAVt DOSWBLL. VA October 1 1WU. No- o fcx-Sur Ho. t. No S Dailv. Daily ?v. Joaweli. Ar. Staunton . " Clifton Forge-.. " Va. H-itMprhig?. " Whlt'j Sulphur.. " Roncoverte. '? Olucltinatl... ?? LoxhiKton. " Loaljvllie.i. -.. " Culouxo m. t, >ui? til 04 A i 3:47 P 4 5-45 P 10:?0P MS P 10:17 P ?:0UA UM A UrOOA i:b0P S.-R8P 11:42 P im a 8:38 A 7r?A 7:00 A 7:16 A 5:00 P 6:10 P 8-00 P 7:16 A 7:30 A Tint? marked ? dally except Kuuday. Pnllmau 81?eeplug (?ars on Nos. i and I ?ti and LouisTilla Li. Ooa Ar.Rloh i.V. Blot. - Ar. Newiv.r. News. ? Old Point.. *? ?orfolk AddltUnal trains leave Do?well7d0 P. M., txoaptSunday for Hlnhmond. "?%t o*i*ot information, addraa? JKO.D, POTTl, &. ?? P. A. ?Iahv?nd. Vat IS _. WALLACE will ; ave vo KEY on DRY GOODS. New styles.low prient .'ool aud Wash Dress Goods, Ginghams.Calicoe^.Cayimerosand Kerseys, Ladies' and Gents' Wool Underwear, Corsets and Hosiery, l?g lot? of new Capes and Cloaks from $1 00 to ?Slo. Ready-made Skirts and Pants.Trunks and Satchels a specialty. Wholesale Depart? ment up stairs. S. G. WALLACE, Main and Commerce Streets. rRKDERICKSB?RG. VA HEREISWHATYOUCANSAV?MGNEYON -AT E. T, BAKERS. 12 dot Indies' $1. Kill (.loves in Black ?tnd C ?lored,*. 69c. 188 doi Linen Towel? at 19 1-8, 1.> ind 16S 8, wonh 16, SO and 25 eta ,.r> pieoti 68 inch Plaid Back Dross Goods,w off li $2.15 and 1.50 at $1.00; 25 dot. Man's Wool Bhirtaal 69 tad 89-cts. each, Worth 11.00 and $1.25 60 doi Ladies' Pocket Books at 20ots each, worth 25 and "lets. 2:>.". doz Gents 2loo Linen-l Pjy Collarsal 8cts. each,worth I Sects. 200 pair White, Gray and Red Blankets thai -Must b?- Sohl Cheap. 100 Capes and-Lick?-;s from 60cta to 1700 each, Cheap and New, Many of the above came from the proal Bodges Bio., fail? ure and cannot be duplicated, and are Dirt Cheap. We have many other Bargains,which space will not allow us to mention. Come and see E. T. Baker, Market Corner, FREDERIOKSBURG. VA. ATTENTION. SHOE BUYERS I #1 Lvlie-T Oxford TieB at 50 et?. |1.M Ladles' Oxford Tie? at 75 ota K5 ota. Ladit-V Oxford Ties at 40 < rs W* mak? thU ?i apeolal aale for l?0 days Hlanghter prioe.-?. We do not lotend to bold one pair over this ?eason The prloe asked for them la much below ooat. Oome and see wbat yon bay almost for nothing. HENRY WiSSNER. 81?' Main street. are better-prepared to fill orders for their UNEQUALLED BRANDS OF Fi OUR, which surpass auy heretofore made. Ficklen'8 Superlative Patent, Bol mont Family, Bridgowater Family, (Silver Medal), Balmoot Best Extra. Aho Choice Granulated and Patent Family Meals. All we ask is a trial to convince. Satisfac? tion guaranteed. Soliciting your orders. J. B. FIOKLEN. Manager. ao.t-ly JUST RECEIVED! A fnll line of Sterling Silver and Quadrupled I'Utfd Ware. Suit abb for Christmas and Wedding Presents. Also a big lino of Sterling Silver Novelties, from 25 cents up. Eagraving free of Charge. A. LOEWENSON, The Jeweler, Watch Repairing a Specialty. H. R. GOIJLDMAN, MERCHANT TAILOR. AND DEALEK IN GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. ?My 0.-JCK 1? now romp?ate tu ?very dep?r ment, ?xuiaiatir.?-of U>e latest at y loa and dm t from French, Knxliah, ?ooteh a..d A-n?ricau nianu?acturea, *el?cted with tr.e c.-eatesi car? with the view to ripply tbiw?ntj and tatt-? Of ?very ?iinionuir. Kvary t lina at Bottom Prices and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Also full Un? o? Otint? tfarnlahlng Oooj? inch aa Dren Shirta, Night Shirt?, Orawenl dollars, Cult?, <ilovea, Suspender?, 8^arfa T.'s, H !k and Linen Hari<1?:erchieie. Half Uoae, Scarf Pint. Onff and Collar Button, Watch Chaina and (Jiiamia. auk, Aipaoa ar.d Onjjham UmbrellH, ?fee. Oaall and ?t?io oa? ? . The Wm. Bernard Stove House, 216 Commerce street, Fredericksburg, Va. Do not buy your stove until you go there and get prices. Plumbing and Tinning Specialties n -i FREE ! FREE ! Now is the time to make old clothes look like new. With each and every CASH purchase amounting to 25 cents or over, WE will give one package of GOOD DYE. JOHNSTON & PEARSON, Druggists. A full stock of Olass and Putty always or hand. m?MWnmWnWmWAWBMMMm?W?AWaWm ECKENRODE, PERRY & CO. THE BIG STORE I We oao sell you anything yon want. CLOTHING, SHOKS, HATH, OBNTs' rUBNISHINQS. Call und tee as before yon bay. FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS j^f "NcwRivai,"" Leader." and "Repeater ff InaUt U|xjn bavins; them, take no others and you will get the bat ?hells that money can buy. ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. _ ?????'-?-? ???'-?-'-'-???'???''?'?t'W-'???' >'W'W'<y'?Tl?">y'W'W'W?W'W-W-?'-W'W'?' CAROLINE. Talk on Chlna-l'er.onals and Other Notes (Oorreapindence of The Free Lino?-. ) Bowling Green, Va., l>c. II. 1?KK). Oaring to Ihn alokness cf the paator. Rev. Richard Bdgby, there were no aervicea at the Christian church Sun? day. He la at the home of hia falber, Oapt. Bigby, in Tappahannock Misa Bessie Ooghlll will l?*ave 01. Saturday for Ulcbmond, wh'ie abe will upend several day? with friend?. Mr. Aubrey Vulentine, Mr. 0. I' Smout and Mia? Pearl Smoot left en Monday, via ynnr cily, for Urbanni?, where they atteuled the Nelson-Sin a t wedding, which took place on the ltfih instant. Mrs. T. B. (Jill has returned to hor home at Milford, after a delightful visit to relatives in Norfolk Kev. J.T. T. Hunley, of the Christian ohnrch, was to have preached In that church here on Monday night, bnt ow? ing to the small oongri-galion there were no services. Mesar?.John While, J ihn Winaton.Webb Kainea ar.d Mononre Uravatt, of the Unlveraity cf Virginia, are spending tbetr holidaya at their respeotive horn?-? here Mtaa Annie M. Payne, of Crcz?-!, la the guest i f her friend, Miss Cordte L Winaton. Several of our people went over t? hear Bishop Gibson at Fort Royal un Sunday. Aftor pieaohlng he confirm ed a olaaa. The oold weather of the past few daya haa caused good ios to form on the ponda and large orowds have enj ?ye?) the skating. Dr. T. A Grooder, of Washington, apent Saturday and Sunday in i ur town. Dr. and Mrs, W. L. Broaddns spent Saturday in yonr oity. Messrs. John and Reuben Broaddns, atndenta at Richmcnd College, are at their home here for the holidaya. Mr. W. W. Sawyer and children ar? rived on Wedneaday and are oomfoi t ably fixed in (heir new home. Mra. Ruth McOown Thompson address ed the members of the 0. W. B. M. of the Chxlatian church on Sunday night. She spoke principally of the life aid work of the women in China Mrs. Thompson has jast returned from China, where she haa spent the last five years of her life, and her Ulk was both interestlrg and Instruc? tive, and waa greatly enjoyed by a large audienoe. Moat uf the pupila of the Southern ?Seminary left on Thuraday, a m. for their homes, where they will apend the holidays. Mr. Maxie Orittendon and sister, from the upper pint of this oounty, were guests in our town on Friday. 7!iis j?i?.-ltire is the Irm?e m ; SCOTT'S I-MU?.SIOX, nml ?s on every 1 ?oil le of SCOTT'S liMTI. SION in the World, which now amounts to many millions yearly, This ?great business has grown to such vast proportions, First; -Beca use the proprieton have always lx-en most careful in Rejecting the various ingredients used in its composition, namely; the finest Cod Liver Oil, and the purest Hypophosphites. Seco/i</:-Because they have so skillfully combined tie various ingredients that the best possible results are obtained by it TA/rti.'-Because it has made so many sickly, delicate children strong and healthy, given health and rosy cheeks to so many pale. anaemic girls, and healed the lungs and restored to full health, so many thousands in the first stages oi Consumption. It you have not tried it. ?end for free r.;:m->'e Ha agreeable taste avili SCOTT ft BOWM 409-415 Pc?' ? Street, New York. 40c and Ji.oo; aUldniggitU. :;M1s? Willie Oiejory, after a visit of several week? to the Misse? Woolfolk, left on Saturdty for Hanover to visit relative?. She wa* nccompanied^by Mis? Annie Woolfolk MUs Mundy, of Enstx couuty, 1? the guest of her sister, Mr?. Albert Gould? man. Mr. T. D. Ooghill retarned on Wt d nesdsy from a huntiug trip in the southern part < f the State X. Y. Z. OlMfiE Preparing For Christmas-Marriage Per tonal?, Etc. (Oorre?pondenrtc of The Fiee Lance ) Unlonville, Va, Deo 20tb, 1000. The week preceding the Obriatmas season is a basy one In this section, and perhaps at no other time in the year Is there so much stirring and bustle, both lnd)or? and ont,and every? one U imbned i/ith the ?ame high hope? of a ?rood time, if possible, and all hearts are united for once, a? lea?t. with Ihn spirit and heppiLOts of j >y? fol snticlp.tlons. We tender to The Free Lsnoe firoe and its many readers oar best wishes for a real old-fashioned Xm?B, marred by no diapleature or sadness. Messrs. Melzo and Olifton Wangh( tbe former of Newport News, the let? ter if Seattle, Wash., have arrived home to s^end Xuiss with relatives snd friends. MUs Ada Hurls, who is attending the H ?athern Female Seminary, at Bowling Green, with Miss Phelps, a school frieo.l, will ?pend their Xmss at the former's home, at this place. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Martin, of this place,and Mrs. Hobt S Bell.of Lahoie, will ?pend the holiday? with Mr. Sid? ney A Martin and family in Philadel? phia. Messrs. Bradshaw and Walters, of Washington, will be guests during Xmss week at the residence of Mr. A 0. Walter, near this pi ice. Mrs. Wm H Hwsley. of thi? place, with her ohildren, will *p>nd Xmas with old friend? in Manohester. Mr. Ohas. K. Martin, of E.izibetb, N. J., ion of Mrs B H. Martin, of thi? place, will, owing to business en? gtgemont?, be uaable to spend Xmas at his old home, muoh to the regret o' the family. Dame rumor hints at the marriage of Thompson has jutt returned from two of our ?iipular young people short? If ; and there Is Ulk of parties and te? cep.lons during Xmas week. Rev. L. A. Ontler, of Louisa, filled hin regular appointment at tbe Chris? tian ohuroh last Sunday morning and night. He will doubtless oontlnue as* pastor of this growing oongregation during the coming year. Miss Llzzte Clark, of Washington, will spend Xmas day at home with her parents here. Miss Eina Mltobell, a popular young lady of the Ospitol city, will acoomptny her and will spend several days with friends at this place. Mr. and Mrs. Peroy Falooms, of West Virginia, will ?psnd Xmas with their respective parents at Rbodesville and this place. Mr. Parker A Perry, formerly o* this plsoe, was married lo Miss Bessie Powell, daughter of fir. and Mr?. Joc'ph Powell, cf Roanoke, on Deo. 19th, at tbe home of tbe bride. They will reside at Newport News, where the groom Is an attaohe cf the Newport News Presi. Miss M. Harvy Campbell, tbe popu? lar te&cher at Dr. Wm.J. Orittenden's, will spend tbe holidays at her parents home In Essex oounty. X. X. X Robbed Th? Grave. A startling incident, of which Mr. John Oliver, of Philadelphia, was tbe ?object, 1? narrated by him as follows: "I was In a most dreadful condition My ?kin was almost yellow, eyes sunk? en, tongue coated, pain continually in back and sides, no appetite?gradually growing weaker day by day. Three physiolans had given me np. For? tunately, a friend advised trying ?Electric Bitters;' and to my great jiy and surprise, the first bottle made a decided improvement. I continued their use for tbree weeks, and am now a well man. I know they savtd my life, and robbed tbe grave of another victim." No one ?bonld fail to try trem Only 50 or? , guaranteed, at M. M Lewi?' Drug Store. Had Dog in Carolina School No. 2, in Caroline, taught by M.tf. D. J Waller, wa? thrown?lntoa state of excitement recently, by tbe appearance of a mad dog io the yard at rec<v<?. One of the children, disobeying or? der?, opened tbe door a little Tray to peep out and tu tun the dog to tbe. great consternation of teacher and pnptls.who promptly took to the tops of desks?belter-skelter. With the assist anee of Mr. Diok Carter, who waa passing along the road at tbe time, the dog was killed io tbe school house For? tunately no one wm injured ?Caroline News. KING GEORGE; Oeiilng Ice- Gypsies Personals, Etc (dorr? spotdi ' M ' f th? Fri Klag George <- u-.ty, Dec. 2u, 190 The b??lmy weather of tbe paat I daya la a great oontraat to Batnrd Sunday and even Monday of thia w? The ioe-ponda and mill-ponda were fri zio bard by the several day? of o weather and aome peraona took advi tage of the opportunity and began t ing their loe houaea. Qolte a Urge gang of Gypaie? i camped in thia oounty, and judgl from the large amount of oorn, fodi and other thinga they take in exchac for telling fortune?, times must be v< prosperous with the people of this si tlon. Messrs. R. T. Hume and Char Hume, of Washington, who have br sending some days with the family Mra Imorgen Lewis in this oounl have returned home. Mr. John N. Feed, aooomptnied his daughter, Misa Nannie, ?pint I day in Fredetickaburg. Mesara. JameaO. and Aleok Peed.wl have been attending the Maaaey Bui neaa College, in Riohmond,returned t day, u full graduate?, having oompU ed the college oourae. Misa Carrie Waahingtoo, expeota leave in a abort time for Washingto where ahe will ?pend the remainder the winter. Rev. H H. Foce?, who for ao mat yean was the faithful pastor of Rout Bill and Shiloh Baptist ohurohes, muoh missed in the neighborhood I whloh ho lived, a? is also his famil; They have gone to teside in Waehin? ton. The merry party of young ladies fro Essex, who were guests of the Misa Lewia at, "Marraion," have return? home. Rev. Norman Luck, of Caroline, hi been vlaiting a good many of hit pe? pie here thia week, having preached i Oakland Sunday, and remained hei for the Rioe-Rodger? marriage. Rev. J. L. Pribble, the newly o| pointed .minister of the Methodli ohurohes In thia oonnty, haa made pleasant impression on all who hal been fortunate enough to meet him, c hear him preaoh. We are glad to hear that Mr. Nel aon Toler, of Waahlngton, who ha been ??ulte alck at "Hagley," the hoi pltable home of the Tall aferr??, I muoh improved. A number of tbe visitors, mho cam to attend the marriage of Mia? Willie R Rodgera and Mr. Phil. Rioe. have re turned home. Oor oounty.man, Mr. T. II. Bevan, who ao narrowly eaoaped death reoentlj at Colonial Beaoh from ?uffooation bj gas, is quite well again and able to b< about We wish Tbe Free Lsnoe and lti readers a happy Christmas. It will b< a happy season to many in King George We advise you as Mike doe? in "People's Advocate," Get ready fot S?nta. If you bave'nt any stockings ol your own to hang up, get out and bor row n pair. Don't be left. That'? mj motto. "Hurrah for Christmas." Nom? and Personals. (Correspondence of The Free Lance.; King George 0. H., Va., Deo 20. Mrs. Ro?e T. Hunter, who ha? beet visiting relatives at the Oourt-houie, hai returned to Washington. Mis? Annie M. Bevan, of Baltimore, is visiting her brother, Hon. Thomai H Bevan, at "Pharsalla. " Miss 8. phla R. Tayloe, of "Chester field," Md., i? spending the Ohriatirai holldaya with her parents at "Powha tan." Miss Jennie Rayner Bevan and Mr Wm. H Bevan, who are attending sohool in Baltimore, are upending Otiriatmas with their father, Hon. T. H. Bevan. Mis? Mattie Hunter, who haa been visiting her relative? at tbe Oourt*hou?e, left on the 16th instant to visit Mra Rose T. Hunter in Washington. Mr. Goo. Oatle Tayloe, who is attend? ing college in Baltimore, is at "Fen* neaux, " spending the holidays with hit parents, Mr. and Mra. G. O. Tayloe. Mr. R. V. Suttle, tbe efficient Sopor, iutendent of the Poor, wa? at the Clerk'? office the 15th Instant on busi? ness Mr. Stuart Garnett .of "Spy Hill, "has returned from a pleasant trip to Wash* Ington. Miss Martha 0. Grymee, the accom? plished daughter of Mrs Ann W. Grymes.who has been visiting relative? and friends in Alexandria and Washing? ton, has returned. Mr. Thomas L. Hunter, of Washing? ton, i? spending the Ohriatma? holidaya with hia kin, the Hunter?, at the Court-house. Miss B?sale Turner, who Is attending sohool at Hannah Moore Academy, Is spending Christmas? with her parents, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Turner at the Rectory. Mis? Medora B. Hoce, the pretty and attractive daughter of Mr. Iaaao F. Hooe, haa returned from a pleasant visit to friends In Fredertckaburg Mr. Wm. Randolph and family, of New York, will spend the Xma? holi? day? with Mn. Rosalie B Stuart at ' Cedar Grora. " Mr?. Adar 8. Robb, Mesar?. Julian Jones and Gal vert Stuart, of Baltimore, will also spend Xmaa at " Cedar Grore. " ^OVAL&a ?^ Absolutely pure Makes the food more delicious and wholesome LOUDOUN Death Land Sales Personals,Etc. (Oorrespind nee of The Free Lance ) 8rerling, Vu., Deo. 20, 1900. Mrs J .tin Myers aud Mrs. Alice Turner, i f Warren county, Pa., mother and sister respectively of Mr?. T. F. Sexton, are p.ylng her a visit. Mr. H K. B'.incoe has purchased a ten acre lot if the Ankers' fatui Death visited the btnie of Mr. Nails, who rents tbe farm <f Rev, Mr. Bell, and claimed bis wife on Monday last Mr. Sandy B?ard I? being visited by hi? aunt, of Bo se City, Idaho. She brought with ber a p?t dog whose traveling expense? amounted to ?$35. W S. Summers and R H. Summers, executors of R II. Summer?, deceased, bave sold sixty five acres cf land in Fairfax county to Lydia A. Johnson. Mr. J. D Berry aud family left Sat? urday after a month's visit to relatives near here. The family returned to Westmoreland and Mr. Berry t Prinoess Anne county. Mr. Whaley had to make a second trip to Baltimore to get his Cristmss gv<l?i on scoonot of the burning of the Baltimore Bargain H use bef?te bis good? were ?hipped. Dr Mr. 0. W. Williamson, who shot Mis? Bessie Stuckey, a nurse at tbe Virginia Hospital. Richmond, was sent on to the grand jury, his concsel waiving ex? amination. Mr. Edwin Bojd. of Louisa county, had his band caught in the gearing if a horse-power a few days ago and so Injured as to require the ampuUtion of two middle fingers. A Thousand Tongues. Could not express the rapture of Annie E Springer, of 1125 Howard ?t., Philadelphia, Pa , when ?be found that Dr. King'? New Discovery for Con? sumption hat* completely cured ber of a hacking cough that for many years bad made life a burden. All ether remedies sud Drs. conld give her no help,but ?he says of this Royal Cure :' ' It soon removed the pain in my chest and I can now deep soundly, something I oan scarcely re? member doing before. I feel like sound? ing its praises throughout the Uni? verse." So will every one who trie* Dr. King's New Discovery for any trouble of tbe TLroat, Chest or Lungs Price 60o and $1 00 Trial bottles free at M. M. Lewis' Drug Store ; every bottle guaranteed. Tbe original bell of old St John's Ohorob, Richmond, tbe same that rang to call tbe bouie of Virginia burgesses together when Patrick Henry deliveted his memorable address, bas been pur? chased by Mrs Bryant,of Maitinsville, and presented to the Virginia Histori? cal S oiety. CLEVELAND DISCUSSES TH5. FUTURE OF DEXOCRACY. Advocate? a Return to Former Conditions. Ex-President Grover Cleveland in the Saturday Evening Poet,of Philadelphia, writes of the defeats of the Democracy and their remedy. He ?aye that its success in 1892 waa so dooisive that a long continuance of ita supremacy waa anticipated, Then came ' 'the fallacy c. free silver and Populism." Mr. Cleveland proceeds : "Tbe oulmination cf Democratic woe wa? reached when its oompiot with ihe?e uu Democratic forces wa? oom* plete, and when our rank and file were ?ummood to do battle under bannen which bore strange symbols, and were held aloft in unfamiliar hand?. The re? mit of auch a betrayal wa? foredoomed. This abandonment cf the principle? of trne Demociacy, thia contemptuous dis? obedience cf its traditions, and thia de? liberate violation of the law of ita atiength and vigor were, by a decree aa inexorable as thor ? of fate, followed by the Inevitable punishment of stunning, staggering defeat. "The extent and persistency of our wanderings in lswi are illustrated in a most astounding way by the command Issued on the day of onr rout and dis? comfiture, that a second battle should be fought on the same field, with the same false war cries and the same lead? ership that had brought us to the sur? rounding gloom of defeat " Further on he says : "Thus is 1900 the lesson of 1896 wm contemptuously rejeoted, and every bop? of Democratic aucceea was willfully cast aside. Again our long-suffering rank and me, whoae loyalty and obedience deeetved better things, were sacrificed in a cause theirs only in name. 8UGU?.3TS CHANGE OP PROGRAM. ' 'Why should we not return to Demo* ?ratio principles aid in their name ?gain achieve victories no lesa glorious and renowned than were ours in tbe daya of courageous advcoaoyof our time honored faith? Are our principle? ao ?hop-worn or actqaited a? to require renovation, or their d?placement by others more fashionable} There is not an honest Demoorat in this broad land who will ooncede these things, nor la i here one who would not hail the proc? lamation of the old faith with that lighting enthusiasm that foretokens Democratic triumph. A? new conditions arise our principles must be applied to them ; but in tbe creed that baa guided ua through a century of p-trty existence we shall find the key to every aooh ap? plication ; nor shall we need the lexicon of PpnpulUm to aid us in Interpreting this oreed. ' ' Mr. Cleveland touche? in turn on free silver and the Federal court?. He ex? presses the belief that true Dem?crata are opposed to "condemning the gener? al Government for protecting itself In the exercise of its fnnotions against violent obstruction within a State." Further on he saya: "I believe no Democrat will have the hardihood to deny that we have fought our last two campaigns in alliance with un-Demooratio foices, and that thia al? liance waa immensely ocstly in defeat. Is there not good reason to ?nppoee tbat even In success suoh an alliance would bave proved unprofitable and dangerous?" "He advocates a "return of Democ? racy to its old faith " ?M "Recrimination is wotse than naelaw and the arroga! Ion cf superior party virtue will breed only miaohief. This is a time for sober thought, tolerant " language and fraternal oounael?. " . -'FUTORIFULIi OF OPPORTUNITY." / '-There is much for ur^ do, and tbev future is full of Democratic duty and t opportunity. Our fighting foroee will respond listlessly and faheritgly if sum? moned to a third defeat in a strange cause ; but If they hear the rallying call of true Democracy, they will gather for battle with old-time Demo? cratic enthusiasm and oonrage. "Give the rank and file a chano?. 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