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burg and Potomac Railroad. rVhedule in eff.?.t An? I ! 901 IsfftiTe Fre<l.'ri.kBl?urt? .Northl?>und. 6:25 a. m. dally sxespt Sunday. 'Uk** lo nl stops on sarna!, i ... m. daily. Btope <>n -fo* at - uttji. Lorton, Pra*?ala Mindays only.' Stop? ut Alexandria to ?et OB ^s^-Ta^ui. daiiv. tmVam itt Alexandria. Kl'?, a m. daily. Makes Wal stop*. l:_'s ... m. ?Iitily except Sunday. Stop.i at Alexandria. fr.JJ p. m. daily except Sunday, alak.-s local ""top* T*M p. m. Sundays only. Makes Uval av.(?s. KM p. ni. daily. Stop* a, Alexandria. 10.0?. p. tn. daily. Stop* at Altxan irla. Ix'uvs Fredericksliur?" Southbound. ?'???Vi a. m. daiiy. Atlantie ('oust Line Tram. Stops at Posw.-ll an.l Ashland, ami at Miliord Sundays only. C:<V> a. in. daily exo.pt Sunday. Mak?? local stops on signal. B*48 a. in. Sundays only. Xlakwe local ?tJopaoa ai(jrnal. H?:.t?a. in. daily. S-al-.-ard Air Lin. ?rain. Stop* at Milford and Ashlaud.an.] at I?o.iTi'll mu siirual ViAV p. in. daily. "*Vuip* at ??utiintit. tin u.a. YV.> ?dsian... Mil ford, iVn.ila. Luth et lilm, Doawetl ami Ashland. ?:?l<5 p. m. daily. Atlant).' Count Lin. train. Sto?>* at A.hl;uid. and at !>.>? w.'U (o let .iff paiaWlBgrrs for C A 0. By. S*48(*.n 'iiiiix. Ms.??? !??. ii.t, atcnal. ~:'M p. in. daily, ?nahoard Air Lin? truiti. Stops at l'osw. II arid ?aklaad. AccoBimodntion train from Waal?ng Sou arrives 11:14 a. in. daily ?'x.vpt Sun day ROTE?Tinie ol arrivals and d?? -art ure* and "oanectioas not ?ruarante.il. C. C. t'(i\. Agent C. W. Cl'LP, ti.n Bopt W. P. TAYLOR, Traffic Mur PwTalAC. FRE?EIICISIIM 4NI? hEPMONT *? Tisa TtBi.B > * It ilKI tl ' 4. M. M Dali? allies ?.ie.(!B trot* ?..-?.. ? ?..??.? Mo L ?arg ?. lt. I,,. ar S.BS I ? 1.1* t IBB t Mia* I I.? r R1.l1.7s I.M I grrss' ? t.lS It Alrl-B i.a* u r. I.?M :? ,'-...?? ?.?BO a.?i it ?t'i.ii-ii ).M '.? Cart" * BB n tea a f, ?It ? Tlad-r ?.at u aatBiiUt i m m vu::*: S.M n la Ti - l?."t M lt.lt SS Naiiit us? tt r*7i'. 10.? Is I.?. Oran*. Lt. (ViBbmV.obs at Kre??rl. t.r.ur. ?!tu x t ; a. R. and Maryian.V f.iawtr?. a ,.' Tinta) ?a/ Co. at oran-r? ar";h ?* >t?t?,>?rn K ? \. at- i Tk* oa!/Ma. to lia <"f\an il'..r,-' ? l?'?wst liait'."?.*?. aj .st.ra Standaril Time. I a?.? ? . ?t ? - - $165.00 . Fine Upright Piano Thia inatrnme tie fall aiae and In ti*riV?.-t condition. Stool and S'tirf? tlsdnda*d. "|C?i ?i hiir bargain." Write u? al">ut it. Chas. M. Stieff, ?WS K. Brood st.. Kiolinuunl. Va. Headquarters For Building: Materials. 1 keep kll kind* of Nortn Oh roliiia and Virginia Lumber. .'reet.^1 and BudreM?fi5, 91 mpleB. l^ttbs, Saah Doors, and Blind?, Lime, < eu.-it, ,C*lc*ue Plaster, Plasteriui; Hair, Buildicgau.'. Paring Hrlck. Tin and Iron Roofing. Oat ami Wire Nails, all alud? Ready-Mixt-d Psiut? and 'try r ..ut, Liuseed Oil T?irpei>tiue, Dryer Varnisb and Lswiu ?? White lead, it Broabea of all kirn*-.. Window 9:asa and Putty, Builders Hardware of all kiuds, Tar PooflriK, bbesthlii?: Paper fcud flu?? Brick. Keep ittru-e stoek o? Sewer Pipe and ?ire Clay Pipe. ?. D. Cols. Send your joli printing to The Free Lance. Prompt servie* aud low price?. NOTICE OF D1880LDTI0N OF PART NEBSHIF J. II. nimia aii'l 11. Ciir?M Bisco?', trading ?? parteen uii<1?t the fiiin aame ofj. H. ?Bineon A ?Son. bave by mutual agreement this day l?sxtilv.'il the sai?! partii?Tshi[i. AH l?ills of the firm ?if .1. .??A .Sou ??ill I?? paid l?y .1. 1!. Btseoa All peraoa? Ind-sbied t<? the Ira will make setth-iiient at MM with J. II. a. ii. m????*.', M4w4w H. C. biscos. , WHAT EVERYBODY WANTS A 14k gold puts?! fountain i>en. One ?fllllUg write? 5,000 Wor,1?; postpaid to any addrs?s -l'.V (?iiupare with any dollar pen. If not.aa good, we'll re fund the pi ice Catalogue Ire??. (jra?tv Mail Order C<>, Washington D.C. dec-21-3t FOR RKNT A go? ?.I hi.u*?? und several en-re? of land witbin half mile city limit?. The bowsj is in good order. Ilesirahle pinas l??r good tenant. Applv to M B. Roiteor B & Pates. Frederickaburg, Va ldecl7?t-sl?S-3t W. H. BR?LLE TO (onTIM F THE ?SHOE AND HAT Hi sl.NKss. Having (?su informed that a report is current that I will go out of . and hat business u]n>!i th? the firm of Brull?- iV. Timlierlake, whi? h occurs January 1, l'.Mi.s, I 1?^ to stat?" that I will continue at the same loca tion ('.'?1 Main street) in the tain?' line ot business under the MUM of W. II. Brulls ?I Co. Yours to serve, W. 11. Br?lle. OPEN NIGHTS Every work day until X ma?, Jonas' ?tor? will be open until 9:80 p. m ; Saturday until 11 p. in.. Xdjm eve, \2 p. m. Some apeclal bargains each night. ? ot 'Matters .entioned. LTV I L3 ;?00?1LS Begin now to write 11108. Mr. Ja? k Harher, of I'ittsburg, arrived Suuday for the holiday?. Mus Mam!? Cheala* apeut Cbrintmas with friends In Alexandria. Mr. Horace Tnimill, of Sew York, was her? Christina?, with bis parents. Mr. D. H. UrllHth, of Westmoreland, Is hrre for a fsw days. Ready rash paid for old gold and sil? ver by S. 8 kauf man. tbs jewelsr. Mr. 0. s. Davis i. a gtatat >>l hi? ?ou, Mr. H. a Dtivi?, in fiiiiit'erliiini. Mil. Mr. W. A. Cloe, of Norfolk, is ?peti.ling ? week at his former hum?? in rtuifi.'r?! Mr B. F Cols, of Washington, mal I hristmaa here with his Bother, Mr?. ??rah I. Miss K.its Mes.iik, of Irvington. i? spending the h.'iila,? with h?r sister, lira. A. i? Il ,??.'. Mr. ??hancnllor King, of Washingt<ni. Ipenl Christmas bar? with hi? mother, Mr?. Anua C King. Mr. K H. D?Jarnette, Jr., of Orange, s;"-nt ihr ?tinas bare with hi? brother, i M. DeJarn. tte. tin to ,1,'icaV every ?lay. Something II,*, r?, u ,i;l? See th? UlU.li.'l Ullllvr ware on sscoud 11? >? ?r. Mr Edward liinsil!. v? ife and ?on, of Washington archers guests oJ Mr. and Mr? W N l'ansill. Mr. i:. I>. Hin.aty, d Philadelphia, ?I-ut r-umlay with hin mother on I'riinv Edward ?!r?-t t Misses \nnie a'.d Clarice Davl. arc > spending tiie holidays with Mr. und Mrs. A. B. Mar.hall, in Caroline. ! Mr? William D. Sett l.-ft f??r ?Vashing i ton Tuesilav on a v.alt to her daughter. Mr? J Edward Ty.-r. MisaQnorglsFraaeh, who has l?een a gu???t of h?r si?t?r, Mr?, U. It Howard, ; ha? returned t i her h"ius in Al.xaii'lria. Pl-of. K. W. |) Ta? lor. ?.if Stauuton, M 1 rititi.g in? re.ativi?? here. He it keeoia ' paii'.'-ii by Mr. Harry kart.t?, uf Stau?. | loa, | Mrs Kate Carter, who died su?l leuly ta Hancock, Md., last Friday, wa? the grandmother >?i Mr?. Dr. J N Bar iey, of ! tins city ; Mr. R. I. Williams, secretary Funeral B"i:rtlt A.aiiiatioii, ha? paia to Mr? Haiicu.k. widow ol tli? lats \?'m T Hanc tck, SJ.'ii) insurance. j Messrs. T. K Miller, Jr., James E and Th.oiiire ?at, Bratdley, of ; Rait i mort, were gue?ts of Mr. and Mrs. >> am Bradley Xiana ] M??sr?. E J. Smith ami S S. Bra?l ford left by host Friday for King <i?-org?. ! wher- they will be gu??u of Mr. Allen ; .??ail l h , " - .1 II.'W hit f lor the ! . i ?? t your piel*. M??.? A * a ?tu ? a' ? Statt Nora ?' Sehool ut k.?a her? with ti-r uncle, Oui Elu ?le. ami family. Mis? M. P Hia?'i??. id Ac'-..iuao, form? erly coi ! ? ? re, i* a gnaat Itbsiajnll* ol Prol tj H I to greet jher ,rt th-m now at eat price?. . .il f?rt. ; ?-?.i i.en't iloaWa. ,:r?-?i?a u.'l f": j now m?! get your pic. from this big ?t.-ck T, e T. Y B.-ent ?tore. Do like other wli I friticr? i nul ? ?A?- f hearts?give j?our ?nils, (li.iig', - la plano for Xmaa The* -" lie. 1! ?TOO g?l I l|, III at H ? I ' When \ou want a beautifully flui?!:?-,! . i? h ami con t likeness or family, ibe tboronghlj ?quipped Fred -rii'kstiu'g I'.iv.? Qalter/ is pieparv.1 to m?kelt. AM work guaranteedire! elaai ID ev. |J T"?, ? If y??u<" ?n't come to Jnnee*, let u? havs .???Dr man ?netterenow lor glove?, band ?eichief? ollar?, pocketbook?, handbag?or anything that can g?, bi mail All order? filie 1 the ?lay ncivei C. V?. Jon.?. It is very imp,?r'ant when huyhg a wateh to he ?t;re ?t i? a reliable plaies and ?lie natehaakwT a skilled? workman. Choosing is ?any. H. E. Norria ha? always sold reliable goods ami ttin guar? an??*- from hi. [..ace guarantees. Invest your Christmas money in jewelry. You cannot put same to Letter a<ivant?ge. It will he a reminder of the giver for years to come. Special rs?luced prices mi all goods at B. S. Kaufman's, the jeweler. A fund ?if $40.M) was ''oU-pted Christ? mas by M???r?. ?ten Hunter and Maurios Bowling for War.I Br?ese, who?, lags were cut '?? by a traiu near Summit re? cently. He is Iiere at the Mary Washing? ton Hospital and is Improving Other presents were tsnt him. He eayt this was his best Xmas. It pays to buy tue best tal.le entlery. You won't have to l.uy a second time Oar Has la lall to completion with the world'* l?st ware. Knives and forks in aterliua:, beat (Trades of plate, pearl, horn, Itaa and celluloid, from t?t l*r doten up, at the reliable store of H. L\ Norris. EUCHRE PARTY ? i Mi?? Sailiw Taylor w?..s the hostsas at a beautifully appoints?! ?uchre party on Thursday evening from eight to iwelre. It wat one of the most chavhulng enter? tainments of the holidays and was thor? oughly enjoyed by those present, who were: Mi??*e 8ow?-rs, of Warrantor; Horns, vf Richmond; Cornelia and Helen HracLenrldge, of Plttsburg; Nannie Pica It n, Editai and Beryl Bai her, Jennie Malt land. N'-jra Goolrick, Plora Maton. L? uise Bieight, Lina Harriton, Astnea Chewnluj". Josephine Maddux, Lily Alex? ander, of Wa<liln('n?n, and Messrs. Har? ry Kariis?, of Stauuton; R. W. D. Tay? lor, C. O'Uonor Uoolrlck, A. P. Dickeon, P. L. W. Green, W. K. Go.ilrlck, Spotts wooil Hall, Gunyon Harrison. Chester and stobeti Goolrick. K C. Taylor and ?lark Barber, of Pltttburg; Harrison Montgomery, P. M. Cbiehettsr, Elliott i'sJarnet?, if Orange; Dt. H. M. De Jarnett*. NEW STEAMER SCHEDULE B^git;iiiri? January 1st a new echedul* for Rappahaiiiiock steamers will go Into iff.it. Ululer new arrangement* there will 1?" ? ? ?. two steamers a week. A steamer will leav? Predericktburf every Monday at 2 p. m , for river land luge and Baltimore; every Pridav at V a m.. for river loadings and .Norfolk. A Bt??nraer will arrive at Prederlck* burg every Saturday night from Balti? more, every Thursday night from Nor? folk. Pull schedule In ntxt Isaua. , ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING The annual meeting of Mastaponax Baptist Church in Syotaylvanla will be held Saturday,Jan. 4th, 10UM, at 2 p. m. SENT ON TO GRAND JURY The preliminary trial of Henry Deane, Jr .colored, for the murder of the color? ed woman, Lucy Page, Saturday night, took place More Mayor Wallace Tues? day evening. Mr G R Swift represent? ing the Commonwealth, asked ttlat the cat? l* sent on to the grand jury, which waa doue. Mr. B P. Willis represented llralie. Commonwealth's Attorney Swift will ask for a ?[?-?-lu.1 grand jury on January 3rd. All witnesses for thn Common? wealth weie sent to jail and will be hold there until the trial. MARRIED Youni-MutMlman Mist Mary Virginia Mussclman,daugh? ter of Mr. and Mr?. Jam.* W, Musael-1 man. an?! Mr. A B, Young, manager of j tlie Hopkins Piimiture C>?, of this city, wer? married at the home of the hrlds't I patents, on upp-r Main St., Thursday, at noou. by R.v J. H. Light, In the pret? ence of a few intimate friends. After the ceremony thev left on the 12:41? train for a bridal trip to Kershaw S. C. They will be at home here after Jan. 1. JOHNSON-MULLEN lites ilusa Mull.'ti, daughter of Mrs. lianiel Mullen, tat Spotsylvania, and Mr. Bernard Johutoii. of Chicago, formerly of Stafford, were marri d at St. Maryt Catholic church here, bv Rev. Palh??r J M IVrrin, Wi.lii.sday night at 0:30. The bruU wa?. given away b? Mr. S. I. Powell, brother-in-law of the bride. Mr. Hugh M Mull-n waa best man' The bride was attired in a travel? ing suit of brown broad cloth with hat and gloves to match. On tbelr return from a bridal trip to Chicago they will live at the home of the bride's mother in Spotsylvania STUMP-SCOTT Married In Spotty****'. Mr. John l>. Stumfi. of Washington county, Va , and Mitt Bora Scott, of Johnson county, Tenu, lots of Spotsyl? vania county, were married at the home of the bride's parents, in Spotsylvania, Wednesday, iKveinlier 25, by Hev. I'? cafur Edwards. Mr. and M's. Stump will re?i,?e m Smyths county, Va. BRAUER-CIBBS Mr. i>?* Roy Brauer, ton of Mr. John T. Brauer, and Misa Annie C Gibbs, both of thia city, were married in Trinity rectory on Christmas Day by Bar. H. II. Barber. ROHME-EDWARDS Mr. Jacob P. Uohme and M?i-h Mar RtVfal N Edward?, both Ol thin city, were married h*rn Mou.lay night b> tare. Il Aabray William? MP.RCBT.A. LOWftYDEAO I Mr Robt \ i.owry. a proiiiii,. i t ?in i r-ii of Stuff id eoanty, di*d suddenly rtiur? lay ?st bis I. ' . I, i.? .ir t ( hapsl I??;?-1 73 yean Be is survlvi-d bj h?* alia, trbo wm | Mies Doaglaa, ami Drs . i.ii.Iren?Mrs. ] Mary Young. Mr? Bat Smith. Mat Blanche Lowry, Messrs R M. L iWry i aud Waiter M Lwry CONVALESCENT Mr Wi?!r.r W. Broitop, aba i? tick with fe?, rat I I liafdad, I* citival scut an 1 will ilium horneas soon a? prudeur f .i him to do to. APPERSON-WEBB ll. Apperaoa, and Mi*s Beaam j ?Set.ii. ol Spotsylvania county, w*r? married In Waeblogton Moudav by ilsv. J J. Muir. SMITH-GRAY Mr. Win. S. Smith, i f Brooke, and Misa M im B.t I ?ngbtei ..f Mr. and Mrs JoLii II Qra* ' -ti.ffiid, were married Tbnrsda* >.t lb* porsoaaai cri ?he M tho.iist ebarrb al StaRbrdC. H, l'tcv C. M Sttrver i.tlicialing. CRISMOND-WATSON MitL'hel Crlaraoadand VIis? Grad* Wat t?>n, both of Bru ka, ?Stafford county, were married In Wa-hingtou Thuraday by lUv. J. E Irvi..... PATTON-JACOBS Mr. Jas I). Pattoo and Mist Virginia L Jacobs, daughter of Mr and Mrs. W. J. Jacobs, both of Stafford, were mar? ried at Berea church. In that county. Thursday evening, he?. 2*5, at 6 o'clock. Hev. M. Spencer, pattor of Palmoutii Baptltt church, .?iformel th* ears niooy. MRS. T. S. SHEPHERD HOSTESS Mrs. Thomas S. S.iep!.. -.1 gave a beau? tiful entertainment Thursday afternuon, from 8*B0 to i>, at her horns en Frlnc? Edward street. Euchre was the card feature, aud the pris?? weis handsome andtastety. Miss Edith Barbar won the first prize., Miss Mary Thompson the second and Miss Cornelia Bracken ridge, ol Plttsburg, the consolation. About forty ladles were present. After the gam? dainty refreshments were served. DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS Mrs. Minnie M. Thomas, through her attorney, Frederick W Colsman, has In stltuted divorce proceedings in tbs Cir? cuit Court of Caroline consty against her husband. Mr. John T. Thomas. Judge Mason granted an Injunction In joining Thomas from going to the home of his wife In this city. DEATH OF MRS. GEO. BAGGETT Mrs. Baggett, wife of Mr. Gso. Bag gett, ?>f ( bicago, who Is a brother of Mr. S. I. Raggett, of Washington and Spot sylvanta, died at her home Dec. 6th. She Is survived by her husband and one son. She visited bsr relatives, Mr. g. I. Bag? gett and family, In ?Spolaylvanla county, several years ago and made many frlendi. THEATO PROGRAM Carnival at Nue. A Child of Hate. All For a Necklace. Transformation. Runaway Motor Car. Song, I want to be an Uncle Sammy Boy. ? ? Matinee every afternoon this week. Be. Found at the Tbeato, 2 ladies breast pins, one pair eye glasses. SERVICES AT SUMMIT At Union Chapel, 8ummlt, there will be a Christmas servira next Sunday morn? ing at 11 o'clock. The Conway, Gordon & Garnett ...NATIONAL BANK... ? PRCDERICKSBLIRG, VA. Dei-ositb Solicited. Negotiable Paper Discounted All correspondence promptly answered in sealed envelope!. Handsome lithographed check books presented to each custoixer. Merchants' business cards placed on their checks. \ aa sT%_a _ /"v_m~?_ ^m. ? ns . . m~ _ - RECEPTION AND DANCE AT OPERA HOUSE The reception .-i'? ? ?i "i"- at ika Opera Hou?etiii t.'hrlHtina? F.is given 1?., Mr. and Mrs H. U Bra.kenrl.ige, oi Pitts burg, Pa , in honor of their daughtsrs, j Miase? Cornelia and H.-l. n Bra?k.?;iri,lge, who are debutant.? tin? season, was an ! elegant affair. In the r? cciving party! were Mr. and Mr?. Bra-keiiridg?? and tbs Mima llracl.enri.ige, Mr?. W. II Rieb. arda, Hr., Mr*. A. I Dogg.-tt, Mr. an?! ! Mr.. W. H Richards, Jr., Mis? Tralman, of Peuusylvanla, and Mr? ?Oao, u Shepherd, Sr. Tha ?Irai part of tha?r?i mg was devoted tn neelviag the anmer? iinsgnaafs and ihi .atu*r pi.it la a hop and gernian, le?l by Mr. Clarauce R Howard ilani'ing with Mr?. Howar.l. The masut wa? Inrnlahn i by an orcb?? tra from Wa?htngtoii. ami at midnight a delicious SUppar ffM mftak. Th.ise pr?sent in ?addition t" th? ?re? ceiving party w.re (t.?n a'??l Mr? D. D Wheeler. Judge ami Mr? .1 I. Maaou, Mr. D.H. Forbes, Mr. ami Mr?. J I. ?Nul la???, Mra. Cha? Wallace, Mr. and Mr? I H. Ilurkump, Capt and Mr? W. P. CoaUs, Miss Nannie l'urlu?, Mr ami Mr? C. R. Il.iuar.l, Mr? keim, Mr J II Bowman, Mr. au Mm. Duff (Ireen, M-. Mary Oreen, Mr. and Mr?. I'. S Shep herd, Mis? Linie i'hkett. of Norfolk; Misses Nancy Bhaeknllord, ??f Orange; Courtney ('ruiiip. ol Rn ?mi?-ml, Naiiiii? Ficklsu, Kats Doggeti. Jennie Maltlaad, Sower?, ol Warreiiton, I.Ina Harria,?n, Nora (ioolrli'k, Agnes Chewnliig, Sa?lie Taylor, Josephine MaddoX, Edith and Beryl Barber, Plora Maton, Salti?, Montgomery, Virginia Diekem Horn?, of Bicbmond; Madg? Taylor. Meaars. V. R. an,I (lr.?ei: Stiaekelforil, of Orange; A. F. Db?k?oa, Hurry Karare, ef Sttiniiton; R W D. Taylor.C, (?'?Conor Uoolrick, P, L W. Oreen, I "nut Kanten, Jr., ,1, G an.I Frank Chi.-hester, W. K. ami Ih.'.ter (ioolrlrk, Dr. G. R llarri son, R. E. Ooolriek, J. M. W. (In a, Harrison Montgomery, (?union Harri lon, Ellerby Carter, Randolph Dickene, Theodor? Miller, of Buliiinore; Jam?-? II. Bradley, of Baltimore; Maxwell Thompaon, StanshurT Plekatn ('?nie? Kickleii, Bran McCleilan, of Tsxas. CHRISTMAS CERMAN The \nias gernian, dance,I in the OperaUowas wedaeedaynight, ?u? ??! unusual brllliame and attended bj a large number of dancer? Ail Wan d Im bied with the holiilay ?pint and fully en? joyed thaavaaiag Thagermaa wa? ??'?1 by Mesara. C. It. Howard ami C. O'Conof (ioolriik The chaperonea Were Mr? Chan Wallace, MreD.B. Knox, Mr ami Mr? Geo. R Rl? hereon. Among tin??? dancing wer? Mi????? Mary ami Page Morrla, of Washington; Conrtneyt rump. ??I Rli'hni nul; Helen Harria, o! Lewis burg, W. \'a.; Nancy Sliivkl? for I, ??? Orange; Flora Ma?on. Nannie Picklen, Jeiiin? Maitland, Eiliie Ablandar, ol Washington; Jonpbioa Ma?l?lo\. Mmlg T?aylor, Sot???, ??f Warrantoo; Agan Ctiewning, goals Tyl.r, Edith and beryl Barl.er, Pag- Waller, l.tny Kn. ? Tajior, filme Keim, ?Cornelia and Beb? Bra? keiiridge. ol Pltteburg; BaUria Mont goinery, Mauile Bmbrey, Beth Segar, ol Lewiaton; Oaorgla French, of Alei . I.Ins Harrison, Virginia Dickene, Mra I R Ho?var?i, Mr?. A T Eu.hr?> H Harkamp, Mrs t S - I' C. Roi?!.Il; M -?'? M :|,m, of Texa?; F. L tV, Oseen, G I? Uarrisor?, C O'CoDor Ooolrlck, k V Dick? i biebeater, T. S. Sbepbsrd I i . ???ter, Harrison Montgomery, W. K (?oolili-k, Dr Hume, "f l'"t? r-i u?. ter u. i;,?,inc., J. e Bra K. Miller, Jr.. ol Bal timon ; ; stanatiurv Plekleo, H. 0 ?and ?Virginia? SbaekM je; K W D Ha'ry Karne?*,..! Staun toi?: Bpottl Hail, of IVt-r.hur.?; EL I. Q Blaydea and (? 0. Taylor, of K, . Jsik Itarl.- n I K I i Piiuburg; Paul Karsten, Jr Manon, i II Bnrkamp, (' R i! K H P?.Dir?., ?t?' , I o nge; Dr H M D. Jarn>-it-, W S Bmbrey, Jr. J P Bmbr?y ami Otbi r. CHRISTMAS DAY tmaa morning ?!awii.?I with a eloudien ?ky an 1 a t? mp*ratur? around ? lo. in great contrast with laat Xroa?, when tl.<- tbrnnootamtmr was Ul??w htm Before tight th? ?mall boy wa? in ??i dries v.If b horn ati?l ttreerackert . air reverberated ?sit h ??um! A* the da* Wore ?on, man? weU d leased ??'men ano men ami bright ?fared, kapp* were ?>n the r The Sunday Sebo ? retobratrons ami servic?es at th- eharehre wer? largely at? tended Th? home coming ami family reunio.it wer? many. The poor we-e not forgotten* and in koaan?*wharepoverty r-ign? during the ye?r, there ?va? eben and happy fa. e? Th?n came the crowning f?atursof th? day. Xmaa illnner, around which gath?'rn.| the hive.) one?, many of whom ?man?only ?owna year. It ?as a bright ami ???you? Xma?. without a? ildetit to mar the day. BRANNAN'S BIBLE CLASS At an adjourned t.oaln.-as meeting of tli* Brannau Bible datai "f tbt M>"ho dlst church, hsld In their cl?,?? Xmaa day, at 2:.'!>) p. m, the following officer* were elected for the ensuing year: Pr*ald*nt, Jno B. Proctor; vie. presi? dent, Jaa. T. Lowery; secretary. Law? rence Perry; treasurer, Wlttar O. Em bray; teacher, W. L. Branoan; o?ai8tan*t teacher, Jaa. C. Kowe. Afttr adjourn? ment the class, with about teventy mem? ber*, Including Rev. J. H. Light, pastor, and Mr. P V. I). C'onway, superinten? dant of Sunday School, aaeembUd In front of the chapel and a group photo graph wat taken. Tho das* prttented their Inabof with a handsome solid mahogany libran table and Mr. Bran nan in a few well chosen words eiprested his thanks aud appreciation for their kind remembrance publicly at the Sunday School ceUbra tion, which took place at 8*10 o'clock Id the church. Branrian's Bible ?laBS now numlters about 120 sOaaben and I? doing a good work among men In Prsderlcksl.urg Worklngcoiniuktet?, will be appointed at the January butlnett meeting lor 1908, at which time the new officers will be In staffed MERRY XMAS" FROM THE FLEET Capt T. McCracken received Monday the following telegram from his ton. En? sign John J McCracken, whp is on the C S. War Cruiser Washington, which, with the Tenn***ee, are tcout ships of the great fl*et en rout? to the Pacific: Acapulco, Mexico, via Galvetton, I>.'?. H Capt. T. McCracken, Prederickaborg, Ta. Merry Xtnas. Leave Pecbaltch Bay today. John. SERVICES AT JAIL Servlires were held at the j ail for th? prisoners at 4 p. m. ChrlBtmaa day by Rar. H. H. Barber. There are Inmatts and th? services consist d ?if Bible read? ing, prater and hymnt. The prisoner? were given a good dinner, oranges and candy, Christmas day. MAYOR WALLACE Mayor T. P. Wallace wat presented with a silver mounted umbrella, hand? somely engraved, aa a ( hrlatma* gift from the officers of hit court and the two sergeant! of the city. The presen? tation waa made in a fitting speech by Mr J. Con way Chlcheeter and happily responded to by Hit Honor. PRESENTED WITH GOLD HEADED CANE Mr. John C. Melville, of the MeiviUJ Woolen Milla, waa the recipient of i handsome gold headed cane from 1/ employees Xmas, which he pr?tes high CANED BY EMPLOYEES The employ?e* of Meesra. B. smith ? Son on Xmas morning pr*^ ed the senior member of the firm. Goldsmith, with a very hand| gold headed cane engraved with best wishes from amployees, 1907, the junior member, Mr. J. M. Gol?' with a floe meerschaum pipe. Thl "?-?.?1??? ?aa mads h? Mr. , La/ CHRISTMAS [Continued bom Plrst Page ] ?BTIioliltl II \MI si no tu Probably the large?! Sunday School la tbe history ol Um M ongn ga? mbled lorth ''h' 1st i lie-... th.- mi ?thert of th? bom?. depai 'inut. (atl r? and big brothers la the men's Ml bond red ?t.g, baie ?m arma.aod lltth folks in tmiii .Mil. a. a gala ?lav, which ehaarad tbs hearts of the workers and officer? of tbe school, and n n?. tbana u r lri*n of tbe importance ol tbs wok ig, Mr p \ h Conwaytoraperiatattdeat, Mr. T N. Cu inlngbam secretary: Mr. .lohn u c \ librarian. Mr w |, Krannan ?? ?Vad i f I lie Bible class, wl i J .in Witt rendered with great bucos.? by t .* ebil dr^n I'i.'ii work thru? i . ...i mi M I Mr? \ I' !1 iur Wil!i tlie distribu?, m of pi i*?. and ironfeci "Mid a I ; weal boas happy 'I'll., program was a? I illowe. Choras by seh. ... Prayer. lisapoiiiiv?. lUa Res tail m -Long lean Igo, I. sis Cqraer. Choral by primary rUcitati ?a by Ml | Choras by i Reeitatl ?a?(J i i -i Mann tat a m?s Dianer ti i?e Berry. (Juanen ? lli? Horn I ?I ' waiksr Betratn Brown, Aifbi. Tiiiiiii.? .; K citai . ? Q >?'. Beula!? Browo, Bsrt.ia Wright, Kth I Kuihrey. in Jean u ? J. Hi..- >n. Bong bj .-h ?ras of girlt l;- i ttloi Tbe Bells, ?a ham, (Mire Bet Cm:.ie.. Nancy I. gh?. Ch. ru? bj primary claaa Rarit?t! ? ChrMmai T. < Nancy Light. Bong by choras of ?iri i lleella' , , .u. m un ! S Uta Claus. ? a Mel rills I nor IS Dial ribution ol pi Cborot by acl ool. ?i OIOI Be? H H . Holy Communion at t. ilitorgi copal chu i !. - g ?t ;i . - ick, l>i Moby stili eooflned to bis boo ? toani ? si ma* a Bool ?rge's Sand . \ m i? '-'M a:: n on T ?. i ? at I .'10 or!'., k i?. th? cbur.'h fier ?. i \ i.?., un ! : itiugolca wer* awarded 1 tandao eand I ing priz ? ?,?.??-. ?i - .1 ('??r. ?, I Lamm, !.. - Carrie Dillon, ?Baliard, Bell : cum, A Niirris. K?ie K-'. n Bm ?Selb u Ingi ira, I, ? . Pck.nro le. Ma Alt..i ? fl , ?? marched t > '?' -1 li r?" ra ?- .i. I> ? I ' ree. EMTUT/UNEO AT "FAIRVkW", ? a i Miss Maude ??' ' . "I IWO iab'*a at "Fai-"?w" ti..?',,- i, . ? - \ l Etnbie* ?? ? atea ? ladlea'priiea, and M??rt ritan b pa Me ? lellan an I Eh * g ; iltmeu's tftar th* %aa si ellgbtfu , g w.rt , Mi? A . Mrs. C. C. I s i'- kei >. ?1 It- bmond;: Mesara | Brad? ley...1 Baltimore; Beo I urti?, J. Il u . (lellan. T rtia W. M?- lellan, id lesa* WE THANK YOU Mai v thaakt t.. oar fritada and tbe i tamermi ! ?r tbslr libiaral patron ? ag? sti'l ' J'St I ii-i *?? "??? hjr.' et- r ?ij n?.1 II t;.-. btetOM of Ut-tare Our.ff .it or 1908 ? art?.' yon atill I i ? ? and bbi rk t thun . vu I*! r.' V> - | . ne and all a happy and prosperoM Bet? \?ar, ??a-eyouretrulf, Boston Van. il ?16 Main m. RESPECTED COLORED MERCHANT DEAD A?-ch!e II Saume!, one ? f ; ??? l?".t known an?! m??tt raspee ted colored ?n?r chant., of Bowling Green, died snnaptloa at his botos there Monday night He had sue, riaftllly eoodoeted butlneas fur y.ar?, a . 1 nit word wat at good at Ms bond. Many people of Coro line, both white and COrOrfd, will nils* hit many acte of kin ' A SUBSCRIBER FOR 22 YEARS Xmaa day wn were ihown MM oftbl first receipts ever given for a subscrip? tion to Th? pre. Lance. It wat datad January 27, lh.<> It was givtn to Mr T. W. Pranklln, of this rlty, who hat been a continuous subscriber since that late, n period of nearly ??? yeart. DIVORCE GRANTED A ?livores has beea granted Aauia Colemau from .lainet 1) Coleman col? ored, lu the Circuit Court of Hp.ttvl vania. Mr. I,** J. Graves waa attorney IN MEMORY Stafford Co., Ta., Dec. Mth 1907, Mr GeorgS L\ Monroe ?Jtypartad tMt lift one year ag? ?o ?lav, Dm "?I 1908, Ha wat f.'iider. ly laid to reat on bi* farm at '"dar H-ig*. Ile il gone, but n it forgotten, j N'..r ever wll! ton b-; IAsIobwm Weaad rafory last, | Our father, we will tl.'nk of the*. In the grave ynr,\, SOtftiy a'.e.plng, Where the lowers geotly wave, Lies th* mis we Inn so d. arly, In Ida lone ami Mis?t grave. By his loving daughter, Iva. LEGISLATURE The Legislature meets W.'dnesday, January 14th. XrnaaS. Why not give Fine Box Paper Cigars, in Xmas Boxes, Toilet Sets, Perfumes, Etc. ^u?inTty**. r\ -?. .? pi.i! yFr, wa? sent down lor .'id days. J. M. /inn, drunk and disorderly, fined f?3 llliil !' ?st?. S?l'eral ?"UB'? mail were lined $:t ,n?ljM^M^^^ night. <}. A\\ tin? .1 f-2 '?Max! Wm. w^l eacb f? ) ?^^BH^^^TO^ffiBSy??^*M?aW JUDGE A. W. WALLACE His Vtowi on Finan??t and Banking. In order to obtain the vlewe of bank era in and near Washington the Waah , Ingtoii Post recently put two queetioii to hen.I. of hanking houses In V'irgiuh an : utber nearby Statte The question! arm: I Ar.? yon In favor of the establish I a .entrai government bank aa ( il prtrsoting stringency In cur 1 2. Are you in favor of the Issue by th? m. i,- if .'ineiareniy national bank u..i.?, with provision lor tii-ir retire m.ut a baa no longer needed laeirtala '.ion'.' Judge A W. Wallace, vlca president ol tie. Natioeal Bank ol Kt.dsricktburg, . il: . r 1 No <? 2 Vet. treat ? a? follow*: .!.??? eafpei leu.'H Im? proved Ili.tt such a bank in tint country, where . si ijnestioM are decided by \ .1?, v. Ill U? subject ?n its man Dohtkal pataiii? and ln maged bj lbs government. . n a bans t.? hold the go?. ssdj lor ei.il . - u u..-* ami u it dkl boaluses lbs . . .'hid n. 1 be lie) t ready lor? til territorial extent of *t ,t? ? maki a ir imp ?elide i '.I ban?, eren if it had ni? ai s rs.idy, to aid distant ., Iltl lOely .?e.ugh in cate* of ?Tbegirernmeut should l?-ep lbs boaktag boslnaas, aa It it not , -,1'nl guv?-rnmeiit. . I im In favor of emergency national a, baaed OB tb* cap?tol ol the ? the ext nt ol tbe raiplas and do ? ol th.- bank, and secured bj .-lili. i i mitad State?; State, or ettj ,.: 1er Snefa regulation a* tin . . if the Treasury, or an e.tab I .... .1 . in r.'iie, b lOrd ?dial! deem *afe ai.d . h a graduated tax on auch emergency eurrenc* : First?Becaaaa ?mli a currency, al | il lender, ha. been dem b - sonad and earn nt all ? I S int.*. I--I'll, right to obtain currency dm ?ir plus u lil I..' a premium to it boi k .?m h surplus and thereby mate f ?i p -it ry for money. I bird?The linht to obtain et i bonds ? ?II be an inducement ?. ? ? . ?t tli.-ir surplut In i- . I > abstain from all epec? .i'!i it most rretors eooBdence. . -?? oaf "?.?oinlitioiis; they do not e.ri?.. out of a v ant of curreiicy. but from a -v.ii,t . '. coot lanes ?soasad by I always follow the cor lod lent to k'reat prosperity, and no amount of currency parity until th.te Is a ni i no financial confide! i SUNBEAM SOCIETY I Cilebratlon cf TMt Organbitlon at Baptist Church. i- c?l?bration ul the Ban i '. a- i In- Baptist chareta from 8:30 t.. 7 ' 0 Baodaj aveoing, was a beautiful and inetl The "hi: Iren had been thoroughly trained, . ? tan i Into ill" tplritol the oe? easion with ?i. it j lyonaneaa, which char ?...i at tins aeaaoa Every number ?n th* program aaa perbetly - d an I deaervTog ?.I tpedol mea lion III.-?|.. i ial ( !ir!"tmas off-ring of the ids at this meeting, and a agrared gold medal was I by ?Ir.<i It Swift, in l.i? IMOal r, t.. Mis? Kuth M. Obi ?' ? ir having brought in th-largest amount nny ? \. a? also pre ? i . | ? Ooodrkk for i . ?-? it amount. Bg program wat rendered: J, Script u-e Baodlag, by vin? president? ,ii W ais. r Pray-r?By pastor. ?Staging (ire. ting, by see re tar) ? DofOtbj Prize? man .Mon. The Angel* Mltsion. by ptesidei.t ? Pearl Stone. Banbaam ?Choras By Mabel Arm strong, Addeis ?lBeon, LUlls Embrey, Hand B? rry, Dorothy Freeman, Daisy Qreeo, Bath ??owning, Margaret Sacrey, i i? as ioiiipkln., l'ateaby Wiilia, Annie Ow?ni Bath Uedbee. . i.-rciM?l^?ah Armstrong, Mar aar. t G .odri.'k, Maud Berry, Ruth ?Downing, (mm Wllloughby and Lthel (leather. Piooo Duet?Elisabeth Ninde and liar ; i Qeatber. .-ion, 1 V/lsh the S'ar? Would Brnak?Mabel Armstroi g Focal Ini-t, Stars of Christmas? Mieaee Leon Clark and May Barry. Recitation, No Chrlatmas?Ruth Clark. Bolo and Recitation,Juat a Little Baby ?Doris Pates. Presentation of pr?tes by the leader. Collection by Kay moud Jones, Treas.; Stuart Williams, Josiah Kowe and Geo. Rawlir.gs. Singing. Prayer?Rev. Dr. Alfred Jone*. DRANGE Chflitmii Joys?Pmonsls, Etc Lahore, Va., Dec. 23d, 1907. No t .vit litt an?ling much corn iaunshnck ?d, the spirit of Chriatiuaseiijiiyniant fills the atiiiospiiH.-? with delightful aromas ? of mines meat, fruit cake, eggnog and! the lesser factors in sumptuous fare. In-1 vltatlons are out for partis?, first at j Charley Mills', the lovers of the muse aud mail waltz will mlngie In, ' just as you ?Ike It " Then at Thomas TerrlU's the joy liegun, will enlarge in compass as It roil? on through the holidays; flue edl il enliven the ofcaslons. Judge Ten ill, th? recentlr elected may? or of liilonvll?, is ?specially felicitous In his new role ami the young town Is put- ! ting on i'1ty airs. The matrimonial prlv i:?ges of next jear, coupled on to its many ponalMtttin, are sal?l to lie hum? ming in the judge's hair as he may be comared by tbs "girl he left behind." Boin are eontag aud going, filled with mamant?n and edibln. Tiie I'hurcht'S will giv? Sunday School ehildren tin entertainments, musicals, i.l)es, ele. It ?? vacan? i?'? about bearthst'ines arc till i g up from ?chool? and other voca ii M 1'he whole atmosphere is red?? le?, t titb bappimn n"d fragrant with the ?l-llgiitfiil aroma of all that tickles the palate or ?atistles the epicurlan. iTadnsndnj evening the card clubspent . a pleasant time at Marshall James', near Special. Thursday evening Mrs. E. A. Cooper entertained a party of friends at a great It enjoyed f?ffy party. R-v E.P.Hawkins, the 82 year old pil? grim of Spoteylvauia, spent a few days this week with his kinsfolk hen. He i? I hale and hearty ami always brings sun ? nttl him Mis? P.arl R.-ockman. who Is teaching ?chiKil near W .. nt-boro, ia home, ac? companied bj h-r cousins, the Misses I'o'-k, dangbteri of Mayor Cook, who will spend the holidays with her. Mrs. Maud Wo?.If?ilk will have among her h il?, gue.t? JuauDorrettandMUs Lilly Davis, who are attending school In Washlt gtou, but whose hornee are in Texas Miss Mau'l Brockman, of this place, Is recovering trom a severe attack of neu? ralgia. Mrs. Jno 0 Reynolds Is very III at her bom near h? I? Mumpe pr? vaiiing in Pine Top section. Virginia news Michigan's Giant Is Dead. Gladstone, Mich.. Dec. 28. ? Isaac You will find at Farmers Supply Store OFh ?ttV*I ~moa M. S. CHANCELLOR. 05 0) C 0 -5 Jones Jones FOR Christmas Gins OO TO C. W. JONES' Big Store. c 0 ?5 sauop . . ?. .__. ?,_. J.. .??I Dissolution Sale We will dissolve January 1st, 1908, and in order to reciuce our stock Ol Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps_ sauop Cn 0 3 P (A o m 9 Co WE ARE OFFEBIN? SOME /* Special Inducements DON'T FAIL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY BRULLE & TIMBERUKE 921 Main Street. ?_-__nR-_BfcnM_MHRnBBK(_^ s KSTAIU.ISIIKI) JUNE 21, 1906. Capital Pali! In.$ 50,000 on Suriiluaaiiil linlivi?.'?! Profit!. 5,900.00 Rnorttt? ?Orar. ?800,000.00 The Savings Department of This Bank Has Become One of The Most Important Features of its Business. OFFICERS: M. 0. Willis.IW Lee J. ?tjrrraYM.1st Vltsa Ptw K. D. Cota.2nd VlcnPm ODBSAVllfljfl l'AS?-ltDOKSars popular among all classe?. We Issue these book? (or de poaha a? low as a dollar and up to Jn<V.'F.'(?.Vu?,?man7Jr...'.<'a?'liiw:r. J" ?*<*?*>. ?^*? l*f'n? the ?ou make yonr deposit. We creilii and I'oinp'iniid interest twin a year; January lint and July first, l'a depositor cannot call on thsss dat.?, his interest will l?s craditjad to hi? account. TJ1RM, ?^KRCkkT. 1).Gordon (ionlilnmti.A"'t.Caili'r DIRECTOB8: M. O. Willis, 0?O. H. I'hswnlng. W. H. Pedsn, W S. Cheslev, E.D. Oda, A. P Bow??, ?.GWallac?, MF Wait?, ,,?,?? r?! i i??* t"' t-u?f' ?atad in 8AVIII08 DiPABf. i p ? i? ' w ,'? ?V ln/ *?1- For furthsr partientara B- P- Vn?'V- (loJldmanT'' [ ?"? ?* "?*~* " ?*"* The Farmers ?? Merchants State Bank (Savings Department) FredericKsburg, Va. HIRSH'S. Special Low Prices on Christmas Goods and Big Redactions on Cloaks, Suits, Furs, Skirts and Millinery, For One Week AT ISAAC HIRSH& SON DECKER & ALRICH Can Supply You With Hay, Oats, Bran and Shipstuff -Iir.... u have notlnedjloetoa. . t}iat they handle the A Christmas Blaze from th. Tule Log l*n't always one ] that la appjigdftted, as some very d?aos? trous flita arrtVa^i^aJt.tndaed from Tub log ao?Tiigi* Nook. ?B?*\S7 <*?? ?? gc , *Jiw*?afe tide aud have y oar pRiipert !l' snred at once and your Xmas wiTiJ^JJ the merrier by having your mind ateaN John W.Allison, Jr., t C* lire Insurance Agents, Fred<*rickBburg,Va. We thank you for th? liberal patronage ac? corded us and wist you a Prosperous New Yeai H. Wallace Carner ft Co. CHICHESTERaCO? Fire, Life, Accident and Healtb INSURANCE B?wt Com ponies and Bast Ratear! w? let. i Goolrick Building, I'rinaso* lam 8k, Fwdertckaburg, Va. aS Wanted ? We wan? you to get our prieta oaab? following Specials t*?fore purchasing elsewhere. . ?" Andes, Oria?es, laanai, talstot Cirrnbti., fits, Cltm. lit*. Candies, Kits, lina letU.