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V3L. 16-NO. 131.
Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and nanufacturinjc Interests of Fredericksbur* and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
Fredericksburg, Va.. Sa urday. December 29, 1900.
price 3 Cents
l,n'" Schedule in Effect
May 27, 1900.
LEAVE Hi?HMQN . BYRD
9:00 A- M.. NORKol.K LIMITBD Ar
Norfolk 11.V A. M. Stops only at Pet
erster*. ?Yaveriy, ami Suffolk. Ekeoad el?M
ticket? not accen ?'.1 uu this train.
9."05 ?. M . TUR CHICAGO EXPRES*,
for i.yiichimrir. K?>an,>ke. t'olum
Parlor car Petersburg t.?
ka. Pullman Bleepoi Koanok
uoai'us ; siso, for Bristol, KnoxvlUe, and
Chattanooga Pullman ?jlocpur Voanokc to
3:i5 f M. 1 ?eran Shore Limited. Arrive?
? '.I Mops oui vat .vetcr-burg,
;.. and ?>utl ?. class tickets
1.1 on this train Through poach to
6:50 P. M . t?>r Suffolk, Norfolk, and In
tt?ruichaU' stations. Arrives at Noiioikat
10:?' P. M.
9:10 i* M-. r\n I.yn.hbu-v and Roanoke
Connects at Lynchurg with Washington and
Chattan.K>K.i I imite.1 Pul min
l.y n'hliur? to Memphis and New Orleans
Cale, par,or. ami o .m i?idr<.r.i
to At'ttla. Ala. Pullman Sleeper between
Rica mon 1 an 1 l.ynehl.iirir, and bertha ready
torocou ?1 P, M. Also, Pullman
31>epcr Petcraburg and Roanoke.
Trains arrive Rietijiond from I.vnchburg
and the West d Uly a* I 16 v. M. and ?.'-? P. M :
from Norfolk and the East at 11:10 A. M.. 11:12
A. M.. and ?.:* P. M.
Offloe: ?B Main street.
JOHN F.. WAONKR,
City Pas?eii?er and TtOtet Agent.
C. H. BOS LEY. iMttrtct Passenger Agent.
w. 11 BSVI I,l? douerai Passeuse
telOfSeei Roan >ke. Va. m> .V?
. Potomaoi ?'redericksburg
_BoBeduie lor 1^00_
Mo. I. IJLiV ARE,' *No. s
8:1)0 a n Predericksbcrs
sit! ?? Woite ?
i:Ku a ail lime ?mJ
i: Li a m Kobey's
i** a m Screamerv1 li?
ka a ml Alricb
9:32 a ml Furnace
? m 8roox Kwj
Ml a m dtephem
9:X) a m Parker
i. )s a m Mew Hop?
9:18 a m ttuder
9:M a m| d. rnold*
9:3d a m /?rdieravlU?
i:fi a m
10:33 a m
10.14 a m
10:24 a m Taylor
8:15 p re
3:01 p m
2:56 p m
2:61 p m
2:46 p m
: 4- p m
2:37 p m
2:24 p m
2:25 p m
2:10 p m
1:57 p m
1:46 p tu
1:85 p 10
1:25 p v
1:18 p a
106 p m
12:50 p m
10:40 a m1_Prang?_?2.30 p m
??onnectio?s at Frederickiburg wllb R. P.
A P. R. K., and Weema Steamboat Co. At
Orange with Southern and Chesapeake a
Ohio B. R.
The only line totne Chanoeliorrvlll? auo
Bastern Standard Time. Daily exoeptSun
day. W. H. RICHARDS. Gen' 1 Manager.
?Train No. 2 leave? Orange the 4th Monday
o sao h m onth at 8 p. m.
Schedule In Effect Nov. 25, 1900
All trat as arrive at and depart from
Pennsylvania Passenger Station.
s.ul A. M.?Daily?for Danville Chariot*.?
tit way station?. ooun?scting at Cal verton
to Warrenton. at Manassaa for Strasburg
?1 ' Harrison barg da'lv and 8tannton wees
days at Lynchbarg with the Norfolk and
Western daUy for Roanoke and points
??outhwest and with C. A 0. R. R. daily for
Natural Brid?geand Lexington.
11-15 A. M.-Dany-THB ONITKL
STATES FAST MAIL oarrtea Pullman,
Sleepers New York and Washington to
Jaoksonvuie, via Havannah. uniting at Sal?
isbury with Pallman Sleeper for Aehe
villa'and Hot Springs, N. C. Kno.t
vl?e, Chattanooga and Memphis
Tena., and at Charlotte with Pul!
man Sleeper for Augusta and at
Danville with 81eepler for Birmingham;
and at Columbia, with ?leeper for Charle?
ton, Pullman Sleeper New York to New
Orleans. Solid train Washington to New
Orleans wltbout"br.age,connert? at Lynch
ourg dailv for Nataral Bridge and Isling?
ton, Va. Oining car aervi?ce.
11:37 A. M.?Daily?Local for Charlottes
ville, oonnwting at Calverton for Warren
4:01 P. M.?Local (0: Strasburg and Har
flsonbarg daily except Sunday.
4.30 P. M.daily, local for Chariottesville.
?nuecting at Calverton for Warrenton.
9:55 P. M. daily N?w York and Florida
txprts? Pullmaa Buffet Sleeping Ca:s,
New York and Washington to Port Tampa
via Jacksonville, and to Augusta via
Columbia with connection for Aifcei..
Through coach to J act?onvi 1 le. Dining Car
9:55 P. M. daily, Washington and
Obattanooga Limitad, via Lynchburg, with
sleepers. New York and Washington to
Memphis and New Orleans through Bristol.
Through coach to Memphis. Parlor
aud Observation Car between Radford, Va.,
snd AttaUa, Ala. Dining Oar servce.
10:45 P.M. daily, " WASHINGTON ah?
8O?TH-WB8TBRN, VE8TIB?LKD LIM?
ITED," oorupoaeu of Dining ?Cars and Day,
Coaches, Pallman Vestibuled ?Jl?eper?.
New York to Nashville, Tenu.,
via Asbeville, Knoxville and Chat
Unooga, New York to Memphis, via Birm?
ingham, New York to New Orleans, via At
lauta and Montgomery. Pullman, Library
and Observation car between New York and
Waahington and Macon. Dining Car
Sin ?et Par?on?wy Conduoted Tonnai
Sl?eeper on this train ?veiy Monday
W??dne"lay and ?nday, Waahington it
Sin Francisco without clunge. Connection
leaves Richmond atll.ou P. M.
Train? ou tue Narrow Gauge reaob Orang*
dally at 10:40 A. M
Train? on the Southern Railway pas
Orange Otar a? follow?
11:03 AM 2 35 P. M 7.48 P. M.
U.0) A. M. 6:40 P. of. 5:37 A. M
For rate?, map folder* and sleenin? car
?paoe apply to nearest Southern Railway
FRANK B.GANNON Srd V.Pre?* Sen.Mg
J. at. ?JLP, Trairio Mansger.
W. A rOBK. General Passenger Agent.
L. 8. BROWN, General Agent,
WASHINGTON, D. 0.
To Hot Springs.
0IN0IMNATI, LJ0I8VILLB, CHICAGO
8T. LODIB AND THE WB8T.
T?s HaoBT?ST ardUciokist Bout? to
The most direct and popular rout? to
Old Point and Norfolk.
CRAINS LEAVE D08WBLL. VA
October 1. DAX). Mo. o. No. 1. No. S
_Ex-Sun Dally. Daily
" Otifton ?"orge....
" Va. ItotSprlnKS.
?? White Sulphur...
?? 81. Iioul?.
?Il.tH \ :i:4T P, U:t? P
* 5-tS P
10:30 Pi 7:26 A
Mi P 7:00 A
10:17 P 7:16 A
?:0DA 5:00 P
8:00 A 6:10 P
5U?P 7:15 A
S:5?P 7:30 A
"Time marked ? uaiiy except Uunday.
Pullman Steeping Cars on Nos. 1 and 8
tor Cincinnati and Louisville._
"^TRAINS FOR~?LD POINT AMD
CT. Oosvreii..^.I 7:85 A M I I^PM
Av.?leboond. 8:30 A M 8-*0PM
tv.Elcbmond. ?:00 A M 3:t0 P M
Ar. Newport New?. 11:10 a M UfflPM
? Old Point. 11:46 A M 0-.?% P M
?* Horfol?.I Ur.15 A M I T-06PM
Additional trains loave Doswcl! 7.-80 P. M..
?x?s?Dt Hunday for Richmond.
ff?M ?taar to/onnaUon, addrea?
4. ?. P. A., mltbmsna), V?.
HONEY MADE IS HONEY SAVED.
WALLACE -will save you MONEY on
New sty les,low prices. Wool and Wash Dress
Goods, Ginghams,Calico9^Ca?imeres and Kerseys,
Ladies' and Gents' Wool Underwear, Corsets and
Hosiery Kiglotofnew 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 8treot?. FREDEUICKSBURG. VA?
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN SAVE HONEYHN
E. T, BAKER'S.
IS doi Ladies' $1. Kid Gloves in Black and ('<>lorvd,at B9c
186 doz Line-n Towels at 19 1-2, l? and 16 S 8, worth 1??, ?0
and 25 cts ,.r> pieces 58 inch Plaid Back Dress Goods,worth
f2.1.r> and 150 at $1.00; 25 doz. Men'I Wool Shirts at 69
tod ?S.?cts. each, worth $l.oo and $1.25 00 doz Ladies'
Tocbet Hooks at 20ots nach, worth 85 a*d 37cts. S35 doz
Gents 8100 Linen 4 Ply Collars at ?Sits. each, worth 12Jcts.
800 pair White, Gray and lied Blankets that.Must be Sold
Cheap. 100 Capes and .Jackets from .Vets to 17 00 taoh,
Cheap and New,
Many of the above came from the great Hodgts Bro., fail?
ure and cannot be duplicated, and are Dirt (/heap. We have
many other Bargains,which space will not allow ns to mention.
Come and see
E. T. Baker,
Market Corner, FREDEKIOK8BURG. VA
ATTENTION. SHOE BUYERS I
|1 Lvliei' Oxford Ties at M ota. $1.25 Ladies'
Oxford Tien at 75 ?ta 85 ota. Ladies' Oxford Ties at 40 ota. We make tbia a
epeoUl sale for60 days Slaughter price?. We do not intend to hold one pair orer
this season The price asked for them ia mnoh below ooai. Oome and see what
jron buy almost for nothing.
HENRY WISSNER. 81? Main street.
~ TIE BRIBGEWATER "MILLS
are better-prepared to fill orders for their
UNEQUALLED BRANDS OF FLOUR,
which surpass any heretofore made.
Ficklen's Superlative Patent, B?laaont Family, Bridgewater Family, (Silver
Medal), Belmoot Best Extra. Also Choice Granulated and Patent
Family Meals. All we ask is a trial to convince. Satisfac?
tion guaranteed. Soliciting your orders.
J. B. FIOKLEN. Manager.
A full line of Sterling Silver and Quadrupled Plated Ware. Suit?
able for Christmas and Wedding Presents. Also a big line of
Sterling Silver Novelties, from 25 cents up. Engraving free of
A. LOEWENSON, The Jeweler,
Watch Repairing a Specialty.
H? R. GOULDMAN, MERCHANT TAILOR?
AND DEALEK IN
CENTS' FURNISHINC COODS.
?My moca la now complete in every department, consisting of the latest styles and beat
fabrics from French, Kr?rJiah, ?Scotch and American manufacture?, selected with the
?yeateat care with the view to supply tb?j wants and taste of ?vary enstomtr. Knry
Bottom Prices and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Also foil Une of Oents Furnishing Oood? auch as Dress Shirts, Night Shirts, Urawertl
Collars, ?affs. Olores, Suspender?, Scarfs, Ties, Bilk and Linen Hand kerchief a, Half
Hose, Scarf Pina, Cuff and Collar Battons, Watch Chains and Charms, Silk, Alpaca ?cd
?ngbam Umbrella?, ?ko. Call and ?utainin? air ????
The Wm. Bernard Stove House.
216 Commerce street, .b'redericksburg, Va.
Do not buy your stove until you go there and get
Plumbing and Tinning Specialties
Now is the time to make old clothes look Hke new.
With each and every CASH purchase amounting
to 25 cents or oyer, WE will give one packag* of
JOHNSTON & PEARSON, Druggists,
A full stock of Glass and Patty always on hand.
ECKENRODE. PERRY & CO
THE BIG STORE I
We oan sell yon anything yon want. CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, OINTS*
FURNISHINGS. Oall and ?*. na before yon buy.
FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
No black powder ?he II? on the market cornpsre with the "NRW RIVAL" In uni?
formity and stron? shooting qualltir?. hurt lire and waterproof. (Jet the genuin?.
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. .... New Haven, Conn.
The Weather Sunday School Celebration
In the Churc.be*
Chrietm%a morning dawned bright
and balmy with net a cluviin the sky.
At an early honr the strepts wptp filled
with ?mall boy? and oidor one?, making
?he air resound with flip craokera frrni
the smallest to thp cannon sise. Later
oame the group? of happy ohildi. a
wending their wjy to the ?Sunday
?ohools to get bags of candy and pm??
for the past year. At 11 o'rlick the
grown folka in Urge nambera were
seen going to the ohnrohpa to hear the
elaborate manic prepared and to liaten
to the diaoonraea if the several pastoia.
Afterwarda c?tme the Xmw dlnnria
where familiea who bad b?-en sepirated
daring the past yeir, aat down together,
The poor, too .were not forgotten Oh wr?
itable women were ont previona to
Xanaa looking after thoae who were
needy and from their pockets contri b
nted liberally to make their X-naa day
one of joy. ihe fullowlng are the pro
grama rendered at the several Snaday
aoh ?Is :
The Presbyterian Sunday school as
sembled in the Uhapel for the Xn??
celebration at 10 a. m. Tne bnildi g
waa taatefally and beantlfally decorated
with ropea and f storns of evergteen
The platform was oovered with white
cloth and in the center an artistically
arragned pyramid of baga of ooafefl
ttonery atd oranges atood oat in clear
relief agalnat a background of holly
and cedar, illuminated by the a ft
light of wax oandlea placed in ailver
The aervicea were opened with an
anthem flaely rendered by the choir,
followed by a prayer from the p ?
Dr. Roaebro. Then came rer-ponaive
readinga from the school, and the
carol? snng by the whole body of child
ren. Dr. Roaebro delivered a grac-fal
and appropriate address, and presented
priz-?? to the following acholara:
For reciting the Shorter Oatechiam ?
For reciting the Obild'a Catechism?
Lavalette Bowman, Eddie and Jame?
For bringlog in new acholara?Annif
White, Floatie Smith and Maggie
The honor roll of attendance was,
read bearing the following names : Mr.
J. W. Adama and Mr. McLee Lathearn.
teachera, present and in time every
Sunday in the year. Two soholara,
Mary Smith and Haydon Bezel, present
every Sunday, and four, Minnie Schep?
moea, Flossie Smith, Carl Cox and
Maggie White, present fifty Snnday?
in the year.
At the cloae of Dr. Roaebro'a addreat
the infant son of Mr. and Mra. Qeorge
Merkle waa preaented for baptism.
The usual Ohriatmaa offering waa
made after a beautiful offertory had
been rendered by the choir.
The jingling of sleigh bells was then
heard and Santa C.nua appeared npon
the scene. He delighted the hearts of
the children with his greetings and
then with the assistance of the officers
of the sobool distributed the good thing?!
propared for the scholars. The services
olosed with the sweet "strains of the
Christmas oarol snog well and heartily
by the children great and small.
Christian?R. B.McCalley, Sap't.
The 8nuday school of the Christian
church met at 10 o'clock and carried
ont the following program :
Song?"Star of theMirniog,' by the
Scriptare Reading and Prayer, by R.
8ong?"Sea of Galilee. " by school.
Recitation?"Song of the Stars," by
Recitation?"When it Hurts ihe Small
Boy," by Harry Lee.
Recitation?"Father Foot? the Bill,"
by Joseph MoOalley, Jr.
Ohriatmaa Hymn, by school.
Reoitatton?"I L ye to Hoar the
Story," by Kthel Drake. Martha Mills,
Earl Proctor and Albert Drake.
Recitation?"Ohriatmaa^ Morn, ' ' by
Recitation?' 'Ohriatmaa, "by Theresa
Reoltatioc?"Ring Bell?, Ring,"
Robert MiOal:ey, Jr.
Song?''Happy Benlah Land, "by i
Recitation?"0 ?orting Mary, "by Joe
Song?"Happy Ohriatmaa Time," by
Remarks by R. B McO*all?-y and
awarding of priirs, elo
Theresa MoOord and Mra. Agiea
Drake received prf??s for regalar at?
tendance, Attawa Sthreshiey a speoial
prise of a $3.50 g??ld p.eoe, for bringing
In the greatest nnmber of acholara,
and Ethel Drake prias from the sohool
for bringing in acholara.
MiTHoi'isT.? S. W. Stearos, Sop1
The Ohri'iiiuH celebration at ti
Methodist Suuday Behool was held :
the sohool room at 10 a. m Ohrlitm
morning, and ?lthougb the ex?rcis
wete shorter than uiual at thl? scho
they were interesting and the mus:
?aid to be the preHieai for several year
Following Is the program : '
1st. Oarol, "Rojilce, " by ?ohoo
?Ad Praier, by Snpariutendent; Do
Oarol,' 'Christmas Greeting,"by Schooi
1th Welootne and Ohrittma? grettin
in few rematka by Superintendent, fo
liwed bv distribution if prizes to tfa
folluwicg ?oh lar? who had been pre?
eat each Sunday daring the year:
L.Qle* Th. mas, Hatlie O'Bryar
Flnkey Jenkiti?. George Milla (Litil
(Jerrgf?), Hirry Hotkloa, John logran
BlwOOd Knight, Jtmes 0. Ko it
! Kirby Kendall, VV. H Hick?. Harve
! Gooldman, Miggle Merohant, E>fl
i Mill?, Nannie Van Daesen.Hattte Ooi
i Willi? II lwsril. Jnlisn Shenton, Wane
Patterson, Kate Shenton, Msggt
Rodger?, John Herndon, Addle Mills
Margaret Shenton, Elsie Wright, Job
Mills, Otile? Junklns, Mus Lizzi
Walker, Erriok McMillan.
Krriclt McMillan is entitled to Ik
prizi for bringing in the largest nom
ber of new scholar?.
fi:h Oarol, "Sing the Ohriatma
Story," by Sohool ; 6th. Special prize
a? follow? : Given by Mr. P. V. D. Oon
way to the scholar bringing in lh
largest notnber of new scholars dorini
the year to Erriok McMillan; by Mr?
Tankard to the boy In the Infant clas
for best behavior, lessons and attend
anoe, Oatlett Jenkins; by school fo
services reniered as organist, Miss Vir
glnia M n ?sel in an ; by olas? to thel:
teaoher, W. L. Brannan ; by u frleoc
to Mr P. V. D. Oonway ; 7t*b. Carol
"Room f?ir the King," by Sohool; 8'b
(Jiml, ''Heir the Angel? Sloglng, " bj
Sohool ; ?*.h. Distribution of good thii gi
and dismissal of school.
St. Gkoroe's.-M. CHall, Sap't.
The Xmas celebration of St. George'i
Sunday School was held at the choroh
on Ohrlstmas Eve at 7 :30. The child?
ren formed as asnal Id the Sunday
School room, acd marched into the
church, filling the seats in the main
The singing wss unusually good, the
children joining heartily with the
choir in the hymns and carols.
The lopertntendent gave an interest?
ing aoooant of the Sunday Sohool and
Its ways bef.ire the war, and then
distributed olass prlzis to the faithful
A new feature of the oelebration was
the presentation of a class banner to
Miss Oarmlchael's class, which will
hold it for a year.
At the close of the service.the school
with friend? returned to the Sunday
School room, where Santa Olaa? (who
bad just arrived) dispensed candle?,
orange? and apples from a sletgh whloh
was moil artistically arranged for the
ocoaaion. Tha? closed one of the most
saooessfal celebrations of the reboot.
We give the names of .the prize schol.
arc Eugene Bode, Oallie Brown,
Eitelle Billard, Niunle Mills, Elliott
Brooks, Emma Woodell, Oora Smith,
Berntoe Krlnningham, Saille Osrter,
Ada Brown, Adelalne Glide?, Spots
wood Hall, John Hunter, Elsie Lewis
Mason Smith, Arohle Smith, V. Beale,
Nellie Dillard, Frieda^Bjde, Elizabeth
Hilliary, Agnes Smith. Geo.Gouldman
Emmet Hicks, D. O'Donnell, Bessie
MoOarty, Bianohe MoOarty, Bessie
The Baptist Sunday Sohool had its
oelebration at 10 o'clock. The large au?
dience room of the cburoh was deoaely
paoked with the school and Its friends.
At the hour appointed the exercises were
opened with an organ duet by Mrs.
Mary Qainn Hicks and Miss Mattle
(?uinn, whloh was artistically rendered.
This was followed by "Star of fulfill?
ment," and prayer by Deacon V. M.
Fleming. "The Wooderoas Advent"
by the sohool. "Ohriatma? Nignt, " by
the primary d?putaient .and the 'Light
of Heaven," by the sohool, brought an
address by Dr. Dill, the pastor, whloh
oonsisted in most part of an original
poem written for the oooaslon, fall of
humor and ' looU hits," which oreated
great laaghter and was muoh eaj lyed,
even by those who reoeived the hardest
hP.s."0 LittleOhild, "a?olo and ohora?,
was sweetly rendered by Miss Jalla Bar?
rai? and the sohool whioh ?w fallowed
by the Inspiring "Htrkl the Glad
Bells."/'Peace" was well recited by
fire little girls, Annie May Snellings,
May Sforoell, Annie Taylor Oole, Ines
Al?xaoder and Hattle 8tornell,and after
"Overfthe Hills,"by the school,the 160th
Psalm was read by Miss Grace Hefltn
Taen came "Sweet Bethlehem," by the
school.whloh was f.ilhwed by (he reel*
tloa of a poem?"Tha Best Way." by
Miss Margaret Ortsmond, foil of
beautiful sentiment in perfeot harmony
I House Work is Hard W?vk without GOLD DUST. I
with the orrailon. "Stara of Ohrlat
tnaa, " a daet and chorus, was sweetly
rendeied by Miss Bettle Oole, Miss
Oarrle Belle Qeloa and the ?ohool,
after which the "Song of the Holly*
was sung by a ohorus of girls from the
prlmnry cl???. The song service was
oonclud?d with Unto U? a Child is
Born." by the school. Then came the
dlst>ihution of premiums, the following
pupil? being the hsppy teciplenta hav*
Ag attended every Sunday in the year :
Maggie Rawllngs, Minnie Baker,
Alice Baker, Annie Baker, Eleanor
Baker, George Ball, Myrtle Ball, Vio?
let Ball,Andrew Oarneal,Willie Oavell,
Myrtle Franklin, Willie Hugblett, E'
wood Hick?, Elsie Hicks, L?venla H-f
lin, Nellie Littrell, Annie Liltrell.
Nannie Manry Qolnn. Willie Snellings,
John Sancders, Robert Tyaon, Lillian
Tyaon .Henry Willlame, Hanafi rd Rowe,
Edith Oavell, Beeaie Hiflln, Ltlllso
Good rick, M a bio Goodriok.Mand Frank?
lin, Effle 8nillinga, Laura Shepherd,
Lucy Snellinga, Walter Bowling, Ge<\
Hant, Charlea Oavell, Frank Oavell,
Erne.t Hlcka, John D. Perry, Blanche
Hudson, Besaie Shepherd, Delia Frank?
lin, Viokle Balnea, Mra Alice Lime?
rick, Sidney Ruck, George Rowe,Fran
Ma Rowe, Iivicg Downing, Melville
Snelllngs.Graoe H. flin,Nellie Hugblett,
Arthur Bowling, Julia Brown, Mattle
Tanalll, Belle Snellings, W. T. Garner,
H. 0. Honey, Walker MoGee, Maurice
Leitoh, Andrew Bowling, E. 0. He flin,
Alexander Stevena,Myrtle Tnrner.New.
ton, L Weaver, Harry White, John F.
Gouldman, Jr., Annie May Snellinga,
Annie May Ball, Nora Bill, Floaaie
Baker, Willie Oole, D. 0. Oole, J. W.
Littrell, 0. P. White, B. H. White,
J. R Leitoh, George E. Oole, Oorda
Williams, John Williams, Joeoph Oria*
mond, Lor m an Harding, Marshall Ho->
gana, W. B. Qulnn, Harry Bowling.
The following for bringing in achol
are: Willie, Oole, Mattland Stone.Lula
Ray, Frank Oavell, Pearl Stone, D. 0.
Oole, the latter of whom waa awarded
the school medal, having brought In the
la.geat number of acholara?94. Several
?pedal prizes were presented, among
them a beautiful book oaae to Hon. H.
F. Oriamond by hla large Bible olasa.
The long looked for part of the pro*
gram then oame, and six hundred wel1
filled baga of good thing? were diatrlb
uted and the aohool dlaperaed, The
musical part cf the program waa muoh
enjoyed and was well rendered by
Prof. Bowering aiaiated by quite a
number of the member? of hla braaa
Robbed The Orave.
A atartling incident, of wbtch Mr.
John Oliver, of Philadelphia, waa the
aubject, is narrated by him aa followa :
"I waa in a moat dreadful oondltton.
My akin waa almoel yellow, eyea sunk?
en, tongue coated, pain continually in
back and aidea, no appetite?gradually
growing weaker day by day. Three
physlolans hid given me np. For?
tunately, . friend advised trying
'Electric Bittere ;' and to my great joy
and aurpriae, the first bottle made a
decided improvement. I oontinoed
their uae for three weeka. and am now
a well man. I know they aaved my
life, and robbed the grave of another
victim." No one ahonld fail to try
them. Only ?50 ota , guaranteed, at M.
M Lewla' Drug Store.
Mr. Jack Taylor, of Westmoreland, a
aon of the late Lieutenant Taylor, of
the United States navy, haa gone to
Providenoe, R. I., for training in the
United States Training School.
We learn that Mr. James Hale came
ont a winner in his salt which has
been pending before the Staunton oourta.
?Madiaon Free Preea.
A new poet-cfflae hat been eatablished
at Ruth,in Madiaon oounty, with Wade
H. Tanner as postmaster.
A d? z?n oandidatea for the two eeata
in the United States Senate will pre
aent their olaima to the Nebraska Leg
lalature next week.
A Thousand Tongue?.
Could not expreaa the rapture of
Annie E Springer, of 1126 Howard at.
Philadelphia, Pa., when she found that
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con?
sumption had completely onred her of a
haoking cough that for many yeara had
made life a barden. AU other remedies
and Dra. could give her no help,bot ahe
saya of thla Royal Cure :' ' It soon removed
the pita in my oheat and I can now aleep
aoundly, something I oan aoaraely re?
member doing before. I feel like Bound?
ing tta praises throughout the Uni?
verse." So will every one who tries
Dr. King's New Dleoovery for any
trouble of the Throat, Oheat or Langa.
Prioe 50o and $1.00. Trial bottles free
at M. M Lewis' Drug Store; every
General John B. Gordon, command?
ing the U. 0. V., haa iaiued a general
order app ilntlig May 28th, and tw?
days following, aa the time for the
next annnal re-union of the Veterana
in Memphis, Tenn.
8TAT?or Ohio, city ofTolbdo, i .
Loca? County, fm'
Frank J. Chunky makes oath that he ia
senior partner of the tlrm of W. J I iienky ?
Co., doing- business In the City, of Toledo
County and State aforesaid, and that said
Arm will pay the sum of ONB Hl'NDRBD
DO I, LA R8 for each and every oaae of Ca?
ta huh that cannot be cure?! by the use of
Hall's Cataiirh Cnta.
KRANK J. CABltBV.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In mr
presence, tbls 6th day or December, A.O. U86.
.?*-*, A. W. GLEA80N.
??ai. i Notary Public
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken In tenu'ly, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous nur
facceof the ?yetom. Bend for toctlmoniai?
F. J. CHBlf K7 A CO..Toledo, P.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pill? are the boat.
from a hot
taste of such
crispy?is a joy
to the most
the flavor and
adds to the healthful
ness of all risen flour
foods. It renders the
biscuit, bread and cake
more digestible and
Royal Baking Pow?
der makes hot breads
raised with Royal will
not distress persons of
delicate or enfeebled
digestion, though eaten
warm and fresh.
imitation baking powders almost invariably ?con?
tain alum. Alum makes the food unwholesome.
CiOVAL 6AKIN0 POWOFn CO . 1?T0 WILLIAM ST., NEW VO??:
(Correspondence of The Free Lance )
Kelly's Ford. Va., Dec 22nd, 1900
Miss Fanny "Oonway Erannin, who
is attending sohool In Alexandria, has
returned to her home for the holidays.
The first snow of the winter fell io
this vicinity Friday.
Mr. Pnwie Jan.es, win is leeching
at Peonion Springs,Londoon Oo., is ex?
pected home for the holidays.
Mrs. Marshall Payne and daughter,
Miss Virginia, spent part of last week
with Mrs J. W. Branain.
We are sorry to report Miss Mildred
Shsckelford as quite sick.
Miss Nellie Oordor. of Little Wash?
ington, and Mr. Karl Oorder were mar?
We are pleased to state that Mr. Ed?
gar Jennings, who expected to leave ?oon
for Richmond, has changed his plans
and will remain in the neighborhood
daring the winter.
Mr. Robert Payne, who has been in
Oalpeper oounty for some times on busi?
ness, has returned for Xmas.
Mr. W. A. Turk has been made as?
sistant traffic manager of the Southern
Do not think
for a single
will ever strike
you a sudden
blow. It does
not come that
It creeps its
think it is
nothing but a
^^^^i lit tie hack! ig
cough; then a little loss
In weight : then a harder
cough; then the fever
and the night sweats.
Better stop the disease
while it is yet creeping.
Better cure your cough M
You can do It with JI
The pressure on the
chest is lifted, that feel?
ing of suffocation is re?
moved, and you are cur?
ed. You can stop that
little cold with a 25 cent
bottle; harder coughs
will need a 50 cent size;
if it's on the lungs the
one dollar size will be
" I confidently recommend Ayer'?
Cherry reotonl to ??41 my patrons.
Ism using it now in my own family,
?orty ymua ago I fMlVur? it htm
bjt lif?.** A. A, Ejdsos, If.D.,
Jan. 4, XS68. Tortma?man.lmva.
Writ? th? Doctor at %aj Ota*. A4.
?tras, Da. J. o. a? ?m, i?w?u, Mas?.
Notes From "Scribbler."
(Correspondence of The Free Lance )
Stafford 0. H.. Va., Dec. 22, 1900.
Mr. George .Smith, of Waahlaftoo,
with Mr. S. Aahby Jones,of ?amenity,
apent Friday and Saturday here hiutt
ing, and returned home wiaer trat
sadder men?with not even a "r*v-*lv.
ootten" to tell iU tale.
All thatjwaa mortal of Hobart Key
Green waa laid to reat Jo the old fam?
ily burylbg groind,at "Oonoord" yee?
terday, Rev. Mr. Gibbon, ;of the P. K.
oharoh, qondncted the aervioee. Tble
waa one of the aaddeat deaths that haa
taken place for a long time. This lad,
bright, vigorooa and talented, with an
honorable oareer juat opening before
him, in whioh he hoped to gain dis?
tinction, to be cut down in the twink?
ling of an eye?it would eeom that
"Only the good die young,
Bat they whoee hearts
Are gray aa aummer'a dnat,
Burn to the eooket."
Peace to hia aabea.
Firat anow fall here winter of 1000,
Friday,2iat of December.
Mias Esther Bryan, who la attending
sohool In Washington, will return home
for the holidays on Sunday.
| Christmas, 1900, will be here before
these linea are aet up, and the ?ermoo
of "Peace on Earth and Good Will to
Man, "teems to be m new ae it was
when white "Shepherds watched their
flookB by uignt," around Bethlehem of
old. 'Tis the same old, old atory, bat
teaches a leasou that the birth of the
Ohriat ohild will be remembered to
long aa men live and earth endure? at
each recurring season.
W. 8. ..OGB. JA8. M. HOGB.
IV. 8, HQOE a] BRO.
Mir Coins Merduti.
Prompt Returna. Oos?m| ?nt? .
lioited. Special Al\\ ,' ? ft ven to
915 LOUI^ANA AVENUE,
whioh on aooooot of their age and even
ness are apecially advlaed for medica i
purpose?. Sold and recommended by
OH AB. WALLACE & BRO.
JOHN M. GRIFFIN.
21 O STRA8BUKGEB.