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VRKnERIfJKBBUBG. VA.. TUESDAY, DECEMBKR 22, 1908. PRICE, 3 CENTS VOL. XXIII, NO. 136. HowTo Gain Flesh Persons have been known to gain a pound a day by taking an ounce of Scott 'i Emulsion. It is strange, but it often happens. Somehow the ounce produces the pound; it seems to start the digestive machinery going properly, so that the patient is able to digest and absorb his ordinary food which he could not do before, and that is t.'ie way the gain is made. A certain amount of flesh is necessary for health; if you have not got it you can gel it by taking SCOTT'S EMULSION Send this advertisement, totgettstrr with run? of pajvr In wh*.h it appears, your uUvu an iotar centt to cover postase, and ?** will ?end you a ' C<*T?pWtf. lUndy Atlas of the World. ' CCOTT _ BOWNE, ?U>9 Pearl St.. New York Regals For Men and Women Newest Fall Styles Right now?today?we can show ?ou la R?-ga? Sh.*? all the lifsvf?? custom styles de cruivl by fashion as correo* !?>r ?his stasun. The Regala ve have in stock are in shapes and leathers suitable fur men and women in every walk of life, arid proper for every occasion. The REGAL, standard of fasbioD, Material and work* manshlp, Is your assurance be foreyoubuy, of style perfec? tion, of perfect fit, and of long wear. Regal quality set Its mark long ago, and todav it Is f.tnioin throughout the l.nlted State?. Better come In at your first opportunity and look over the Fall and Winter Re gals. We'd like to show them to y?m and try on your style and size. \ elees. WALLaCiT- CO., Bat?an of Up-to-Date Footwear DEMPSEY'S, The Store of Values. This is the ?season when everybody wants to pur? chase something. You will find my store packed fall of Une merchandise; and for your benefit 1 have reduced my entire stock 10 per cent, from now until Christmas. Ladies' fine coats from $2.98 to 112.50. Furs from 98c to $10. Comforts, blankets and a fine line of dress goods. Now is the time to buy your Christm-as gifts. Buy early in the month, early in the day, al? ways at Dempsey's, and you will save time, worry and money. A. P. DEMPSEY, ?12 Comtxerc* St, through to market. Flowers. When In ne*d of choice CUT CAR? NATIONS, ROSES, 4c, FLORAL DESIGNS and BLOOMING or DEC? ORATIVE PLANTS at REASON? ABLE PRICES, leave your orders with E. C. NINDE, Frederlcksburg, and orders will be promptly filled. J. Palmer Gordon, FLORIST, doclO-6m Ashland, Va. __. K. WHEELER IHINCSAL DIREKTOR ? EMKALMEUI Corner Oharlotts and Prlneeae Ann* Bta. 'Phone M, Fr*_?rloa_barg, Va Open Night and Day lys?aph aitrt Telephons Orden te ?sit^iMBMdlat? atisntV?. _? ' KNOX WILL TAFT'S ?mB??NET He Has Accepted the Place as Secretary ci State. PRESIDENT-ELECT PLEASED Feel? Tirat He Should Be Congratul?t ad In Secunng Senator Knox'a Ser vera and Saya He I? Recognized aa One of t^e Greatest Lawyer? In tht Senate. ?te. *"??. Da 19 WUHam H l*aft pm ??disent ?let i et the t alte ? rat?tes, ai mou in ?.-el the appolntme Iftatted Statt* Otnator Phllaad r t' Kaxn ?'f Pi aaa* - i i of stat-' in ala cal The announeenniH toi relpt by Mr Taft ??f a Megran. ?' " veylng the ir.?unnatixa [rosa Mr Kboj that he wonl 1 i o? the Taft cabinet. Mr. Trift w.tho'it rMa] ma U- tha SS nouncenieut that the n;a:t?r ara tleU. "I feel that I am t?> be congratul?t?*?! in ??curing th.' I Bato* Kn?x in my cabin? t. ?ail Jttdgc Tail in nyiking th?* announ. eoteal in ??? PHILANDER C. KNOX. lectlng a secretary of state, 1 an first, a great lawyer. and. se <nd, a man wh?i would nil the public e>?. n? t cn!y here, but abroad, at a man who s'an is out pre-eminently au a great Auierienn Mr Knox was a ?rr?ht at? torney general: he waa a prominent candidate for the presidency, ai Is recognized In the senate an! where as one of the great lawyers of that bed* " Judge Taft also feelg that frota .i political viewpoint the selection of Mr. Knox Is most happy. He explained that there was often a feeling that state e.f I'e-nnsylvania with Its assure 1 Republican majorities, often was alighted In the matter of recognition In 'he high councils of the party That this will not be the case in the next admlniftration was indi?at??<l by th i announcement by Mr. Taft that he would Invite Senator Knot to come to Augusta that he might consult him freely with reference to tilling ether places In his cabinet. For Attorney General. Washington. Dec. 19? From a re? liable source It wat learned that George W. Wie kersham. of New Yor\, la to be attorney general In Mr. Taft'a cabinet KNOX'S SUCCESSOR Ceorge T. Oliver May Get the Sena? torial Election. Plttsburg. Dec. 19.?The nc by Senator P. C. Knox of a pla? a in the cabinet of William H. Taft a rery Interesting situation In Penn.-yl vania polltlci. Senator Knox will It Is bHi?m ?l. r ?? sign his seat In the United Sutes sen ate within a very short time, and the task of aelecting his success or will be up to the members of th? next legte lature. which convenes on .tan. !.. The same legislature will also ??-' lect a successor to Senator Boles Pen rose, of Philadelphia. George T. Oliver, of thl? city, ha? been alated to succeed Senator Knox and Senator Penrose will succeed him self. For some time past the Republican leaders of the state have been expect lng 8enator Knox to accept a Taft cal inet portfolio, and the question of a successor has been tentatively decid ed upon. The United States senate has been tbe goal of Mr Oliver's ambition for many years. Murphy Boomed to Succeed Knox. Harrisburg, Pa.. Dec. 19-The name of Lieutenant Governor Robert S Mm phy. of Johnstown, is belli? mraaWmte? as the successor of United St;?' ator Knox. Mr. Murphy and George T Oliver, of Plttsburg. are regarded hert as the only possibilities worthy of seri oua consideration thus far. While Mur phy cannot match Oliver's busines lnfiuence. as a result of his connection with the iron, steel and banking In teresta of Plttsburg. the friends of thf Cambria man aay he would counter balance this with hla large acquaint? ance and parsc-ial following In the In terlor count!??, where he Is admittedly Tsry popalar. You should remember that most cougb and cold corea are conatlpatlng. Yet the moat Important thtng to do when yon hats a cold Is to more the bo wee. Yoo cannot promptly cure a cold nntll yon do thla. Kennedy's Laxative Cons;!? Syrup stops the cough by allaying Infltv matlon ol the throat and lungs, and It drive? the cold from the nyatem by gently moving the bowels. Children like it for it te ates nearly as good as maple engar Sold by Goolrlck's Modern Pharmacy. The baalset thing on earth la Idle carloeltj. COUPLE SLAIN ASLEEP IN BED Man and Wife Foully Murdered in Wilmington. MOTIVE A COMPLETE MYSTERY Crime Was Committed With a Hatch? et, and Two Children Sleeping Near? by Were Not Injured?The Bodiea Were Found By Man's Half-Brother, Who It Held In Custody. Wiliulhpit.m. Dal DSt It '?'? Kl?.i? /ik. a*.-?! thirty .-?Klit rears, ami Kozlye Morezik. aged twenty finir, his aere foaad murdered in tii?ii l.? is at their home. 132 Bird tre? t The crime hail BOH . ??niiulttc! Bit! ;? hatchet. Is In w ht? h a boA Iss wars foaa4 was the cradlt- con talning the two tuonths ol?l child t>f the roupie. Splashes of blood were loan?! ?>n the Infant, but tt was not hurl. In the adjoining room was the two year-old daughter of 'li> toad man and woman. She was badly frlgt and had evi?l?iitly Inen in her pe room, because marks of bios?! found oa the floor of the tOOtD which she occupied. The bodies wars to?Bd by Alexander Kloruzik, aged eighteen years, a boarder and half-broMn-r of the niuriter?-d man win) did not spend the night at the house, but went iher. In the morning to loara why he could not get in when he went home. The Bolles have taken th<- young man into C-StO : The weapon with ablet the toupie ?lnlerod was found lying upon the I'r.-a-t of the dead man. The lamp in the room was still burning art?! Flon-zIk's watch was lying on Ute man tie It?-bliery was evidently not th ? m?> tlve of the jserpetrator of ths ? rime, and ths affair Is mysterious to t!ie po li< o authorities. Iloth the man and woman were h?>r rlbly mutilated about the fa?., si : net k. They had evidently be?-r. Inep ami knocked uncons? tous, afterward bleeding to ?l?ath. Th. BtSB had a half dozen Wounds on the hind, face and neck. HAINS HELD MEN AT BAY Witneatea Say Slayer's Brother Held Crowd at Bay When Annia Wat Shot. Hushing. N. *i . 1??. 111.?The trial of Thornton J. Ham?, on ebarg? s of aiding his brother, Captain Pstst C Halas, Jr., in the killing of William K Annis. was adjourned until M after a day In which the state torsi oped the strongest testimony so far adduced. Two witnesses. Herbert F. L Funkc and Arthur Andrews, both ? y witnesses of the shooting, swore that ihcre was an Interval b?-tw<-. first shot fired by Captain Haine at Annls and the others that came In fairly rapid succession. Both of these club members de? clared positively that Thornton Hains pointed his revolver at those on th float after the first shot and before the succeeding ?hots were fired. Au ex? haustive cross-examination on this point, material to the prosecution's case, failed to shake their testimony. Andrews stat<?d that, following the first shot, l>e saw the defendant point his revolver at witness' father. SKATING SEASON BEGINS Eastern Amateur Cracks Meet In Tour? nament In New York Tonifjht. New York. Dec. 19.?The Ice skating tournament to be held under the aus? pices of the St. Nicholas Skating asso? ciation tonight marks the opening of the Ice skating season in the east. A program that has attracted all the leading amateur skaters in the east has been arranged, the tourn&nvnt b. ing sanctioned by the Eastern Ama teur Skating association of the United States and the Amateur Athletic un ion. The races comprise a half mile handicap. two mile handicap and one mile novice, the latter being open to all men who have never won a prize In an ice skating contest. The track Is sixteen laps to the mil*? Cuts Second Corn; Lose? Second foot. Harrisburg, Pa.. Dec. 19?Richard M. Ransbott, of Sterrett's Gap. had his left foot removed at the Harrlsburg hospital. Two years ago he had his right foot removed at the same Insti? tution. Both amputations became ne? cessary for the same cause, in esch case Ransbott acted as his own chlrop odlst and cut a corn on his foot. In each case gangrene set In and ren dered amputation the only means ol saving his life. Cleveland to Raise Street Car Fares. Cleveland. O.. Dee. 19.?At the cred? itors' hearing on claims against the Municipal Traction company. Judge Tayler said that there would have to be an Increase In the fare charged, and that the receivers will have to de termine how this change shall be made. The present rate is 3 cents, with transfers. A change to straight 5 centr la likely to come next month. To Call Tariff Session March 15. Washington. Dec. 19.?March IS Is the date upon which congress will b? called In extraordinary session by President Taft to revise the tariff, ac cording to unofficial advices received here. The Sixtieth congress will ex pire by constitutional limitation on March 4. * Every case ot backache, weak back, bladder Iniismatlonand rheumatic pain* '* dangerous If neglected, for such trou? bles are nearly always due to weak kid aeya. Take DeWltt's Kidney and Blad 1er Pills. They are a&tesepttc and ?ootbe pain quickly. Insist upon De? Wltt's Kidney and Bladder Pills. For v/eak kidneys and Inflaroatlon of theblad W they are onequaled. Regular ?I? 50c. Sold here by Goohick'e Moden Pharmacy. There is aoBMtja/ ,wron? with th? minds of rae? I - it-ttlauons pleat - are. < SAVED FROM JAIL BY SUPERSEDEAS Capitol Grafters Released on Bail Alter Being Sentenced. TWO YEARS AND $500 FINE Judge Kunkel Mete? Out Pu?- - to SanJeraon, Mat'iuea. Snyder and Shumaker ? Superior Court Grants Appeal, and They Enter Ban I I th? Sum of $25,000 Each. Harrlsbnrg, Pa Dae II Beadei ? i '.?r for th? i al b ? ??? cap?tol; a> Audi i?.r i;.m?! .il W i' Bnytfc r ? r W !.. Hathtwa an I ex Superintendent <>f Public Orounda aim Bulldlni M Khumakei pea rfc t.-ii of i*onaplrai | to defra state m th? Irai o. the out of the ? B| Btenced i-i ? ro yeera i?i tu |50 ? Bm raaximum pun I b law, : being is i stuiin ; on fioo.ooo ball Th : atton ? tu (rani a new tr; i JOHN H. SANDERSON. to ta at tri? bunal tittlajj in l'!iila?l?rlphta. all a sup? rsedaai Wht a tha t?-rms of this ?nier itaylog the i i I thi sent"ii? ?? ? red here, hall ?t? enter-d In the mai ol ? the- defendants, this bell to hole) goo?! until the superior tonrt eJeHde? ii???ii fate When releaaed tha defeadaata laues dlately lefl i??r their homes. acooaa panied b) friends who had been with them during the orl? rtl With Bea4ar son. who was In bad physl? a! shape was Dr Frame I of Philadelphia. John H Sanderson waa the contrae, tor who furnished the cap?tol tria minus at a total coal to the ?t?te of moi.- than fS 4""..; James M Shu? maker was tupertntsadent of p buililings an.I grouii'U at the tlm?' and eertifleti |fl the Involec??. William I* Snyder ??(). K,'d" tha bill?, as and 1 toi gene-ral. ami William I.. Btatheet sign ? ! thorn as ?tat? treasure r. They indicted, with t?'n others. Including Joaeph M Huston, the architect, and Congressman II. BaVd Cassell th?- rae taille furniture contracteir. for coa spirary to ? lie-at an?l defraud the Btate SLEW GIRL WHO SPURNE0HIM Victim of Rejected Sultor'a Revolver Only Seventeen. Boston. Mass Dee. lt.?Misa Hand Hartley, the sevent? .-en-year-old ?lausli ter of Dr. H Apnes Hartley, was shot dea?! as sh?' was about to beiard a car in Somerville. by .James H?rmend, son of a police etTK'.ant. Th? girl ha?l re tasted Uni .?ne.nd's attentons Creat exe itoment followed th.' nnr der and a large crowd pursued Har mond. who flo.irishe.l a retotrer an?! kept his pursuer? at bay Finally he gav?' liimi-eli up to the police. ?end $5,000,000 Abroad In Gift?. N?'w York. Dat. 13. -More than $>. in the form of money onlers wat sent to foreign countries through the port of New York between Dec. '_> and Dec. 16. when the last of the Chrlstmat money remittance ship* tailed. These fleures were giv?n in ? statement made public by Postmaster Morgan The f!.nM.729 was sent In 432,875 international money ord?rs 2,707,676 Quit Germany In 37 Years. Washington, Dec 19.? During the thirty-seven years the German federal government has existed 2.7??7.676 na tlves of Germany have emigrated nearly five sixths of them to the United States, reports Ceinsul Ge-neral Richard Ouenther, of Frankfort. Didn't Know It Waa Loaded. Altoona. Pa . Dec 19.?While a num? ber of boya were playing with a re rolver one of them. Leroy Shaffer, ten years old, was accidentally shot In the stomach by a companion, who "didn't know the gun was loaded." The Injured lad is in a serious condition. Nearly everybody knows DeWItt'?* Little Early Risers are th* best pilla made. They are email. plea?tant, eure Llttle Liver Pilla. Bold by Ooolrlck'a Modern Pharmacy. ZElX'S High Grade Fertilizers Give the best results of any Guano sold on this market, eta a trial will prove. CHAS. WALLACE ft ISO.. Agents, FREDEBIC?flB??BQ, VA. SORROW I luigli- ?l.-p. ? I 'i w? r? ? arr*i Thstt Is u > r?-i?r.?t w inii ? ??it l. ?s?..- la tbe h ?me ? butt.?- of Qttwa . . IV (>*? rittloii wlil? h it?rente ii'il Cares ?I sliotsate trbsr*lo? ll iBimattrta i? il?.' "-h1 t'oiiti ??. Bsteraal _'"? f l.< 0. Ill ?Iruugi? ?. ('?? ?il... I'lieu'iiotilH?.oil ki.ow svl.at it Is?be prepitr,.,!. ,'PEACE DAY" TOMORROW Effoitt to Be rv'arfe In Churches to Promote Unive.-aal Harnte In ehurrbea in the ? sad ?Borrow v,ui L. th a the sfforti f ? auiM . I daalc?stli h ?if the ?:. ? ?* s month as.-?. I?y H ? ! s? ; i . Bl ml in'?' the mi!? ? ? ? SOLDIERS POISONED Columbian Spirits Kill Eleven United States Soldiers. General Tasker H lili?-. COB)o the Philippine* lltist-B i?;.-iri-l !' . eleven enlisted nun m : It - - B-B-l SBth n raethj I I'M? MllBf ?iritikiini Columbian spirits'' The ?I the iii?-n polsoasd were not i . ted PRIZEFIGHTER KILLED IN BOXING BOUT Hard Blow on Chin Caused James Curran in Collapse, Philadelphia. De*. 19 Jai. rcn. ?t??T?-d etghtesa years, was killed In a boxtaf ?out a*tt_ B? njamln Uar net. aneii seveoteea years, at th? Bfoadwa) Athletl? ?lui?, iu the lowsi section c* i!?.- city. Curren, who wae the sole support o a ???lowed mother, boxed under th nam?- of ' Mlky Haney." He and Rarnet boxed very evenly In the first round, but In the second rosad Barnet. or Stewart, who has Bevel ! In public before, began to pun Ish his opjK.lient. He knocked Curren down wltti a hard blow on t!,? After arising Curren collapsed an?! rolleil over on the platform in appeare to have been a fit A physldan examined him and or d.r? i! to? i? mm. . a! to the hospital i, , ha was dea?l when ths Institution wat] reached. Lewis Bailey, proprietor of the els? , called off the rest of the maU he. ? schfdulrt'l to take pl.it e ami the polk? : Harnet and lierl Drs John llagg.-riy. the boys ?hu acted a^ I to Curren. The satOBdl for Barn.-t Bed. ROOT CAN HARDLY WALK Secretory of State Calls Specialist to Treat Hia Injured Knee. WashlaftOS I)-? II >??? r? lary ol State Root, who hat bees safferlag from an Injured knee for two month? has calle?! In a specialist to make an examination and treat him. Mr. Hoot tame to the ? abliiel mei t !ng In his carriage Hs hud di.Tlculty In leaving the vehicle He limped Int? th?- White House apparently with s.im? pain. The secretary revived his injury during the late campaign, while h< was stumping in Ohio, it was not con sldered serious at the time, and h? hopt-d it would mend itself. Hs ha? BBSS ? ? tnp>n?'l to walk with a tan? ever since. WRIGHT BREAKS RECORDS Aercplan?. Make? New Marks For Dir tance and Height. Le Mans. France. Dec. 19.?Wl'bn Wright bioke the distance rec?>r?l fo; BStOplsass with a flight of filV-i mile In one hour. .">.'! minutes and .19 set ond?. The flight was made In competitor for the Michelin prize of 20.000 francs which will go to Wright unless another aeroplanlst beats tbe mark before th? end of the year. Mr Wright closed by achieving an other record, flying to a height of 3?< fe?M In a strong wind and winning the Berthe Aero club's prize for height. CHILDISHSLAYERSENTENCED Thlrteen-Year-Old Lad Sent to Jail Foi Five Years For Killing Boy. Jersey City, N. J.. Dec. 19.?Young est of any prisoner to be sent to statt prison from this county In many years John Reynolds, thirteen years old, wht pladed guilty to the killing of Pete, Bachinella. fifteen years old. In .lui; last, was given a five year sentence t< (he Trenton prison. Bachinella, wtu was a rag picker, was ?tabbed in th? heart by Reynobis. the lad's w?*_por 'ila pocketknlfe. Panama Libel Suite Undecided. Washington, Dec. 19?Attorney Get eral Bonaparte said that the ?1 i ? ment of justice ettll had under v'sta.*'?1 eration the question, of pruaecutin. those persous whom the president cot. lld.r? guilty of criminal libel In cot? Beet Ion with publications regardln, the Panama canal purchase -teatner Sinks; Crew Saved. Maw York. Dec. 1?. ? Tbe Brltisl fralghT steamer Daghestan was sun outside the harbor by the tram, steamer Catalooa. There was no lo of life, th? crew of the Britisher beim Cad sp by ths Cstalone sad late: ?ferra? to the ptl?tboat New York STATE PROHIBITION Position o? State Anti-Saloon League on the Question. local Option Elections Will Be Held in all Wet ?taha It ban liet-n stale I In SOBS ' <>f I li>" BSWS i paper* of tine Stute tout tli" Ai.ii-Suloun L'HgUHol Virginia bun until?, a, declara i IB In BtTOf M the pifsatf-- of it IM .'? wide Friihlb t >ry Laar. These elate? i menta have apparently b??-ii based up ?a ? report?) ol speech??* initie by BOOM ; ?lona who are eoBBactsd with the Ann ?*H?uon league w?.rk. Tba poaltl aha Antl Mai.'?.H Lea-gee apon tota qoee o la loaad in th?? report ol the l. . t!-..-? irniiiiiti?', adopted by the An ?>un lveagu?) Conveotl ?a on 1*? Btb, ISO'S. "VVe lavnr the prladpla ?il.? ?I option m eerrytag ?>u ?mr work 11 tha abofltiou of the salo.m, and H araaws Kiwi aeeh lafftalailoa it? itHI pr?tent ?.-.it-' in ol the Uw and a* will proi i le ad quau pena ti?.?^ for law tlolattona, and at slJ give (?il, opp irtuulty for a fair ?tpreteloD ol ene wt.heaol tli>?du:y <|iiallri rdaWc torete, ivnwim good reitsoii t.i depart from our prt-fU'iit p?ill?'y. Hut. i! bittiu bejatlatloa tbut will prote mr rlghid anJ ghv r? ii-l to the people from the present ?'oi.troiiitMe ?raetoa and violation of the law, we ?hull ba obliged to change our inethod aa maud tha right to vote on t?tute-wld? prohibition.'' This la the last orlblitl utteruinv of the lut i Saloon League, und BO Ma I.?tu any authority to advance teeyotid tbm posi? tion and claim that In so ?1 oing be la resenting the Autl-Saloon l/eague. lndi rhheal members of tie- leaajM may ex pesas thstr owa par? a?d riet may b? given ?null ateta; proper to the peMIe; but intH tbs next laaaeel aoattntloa la Norfolk on Psbre? ?try loth, inn:?, tIt - p ?Hey ?.( t 14 Auti d tioi>u League in tt.itt uetllaad ' above r?"oluil>>:i. Hi f.tr its the signed in Informed, no liera?.n ???'tinected with the ?aaeeatlte force ol the Antis? l'ion league ha* mi?!? rt'iy rj that are Inconsistent with ihe policy de tided In the ubove re?uluti?ju. This poll ; ey haa ?been pursmd ??oeststsntly by tha ???ague during the pa?' year, ami Badet this poliry the ?uaIoou ha-l been toted out ?.I tawefttea of wini'li.-.t?T, Danrllls, Fred erii-kiibura, Liynehberar, Suffolk und a till:nher of SUItt 1er plaivs It Is the pur pose to curry on th?' work of agitation ami eduitt/ion lu Peterabera, i' 1 mouth, Newport .News, Norfolk and Kk'hmoDil, and in all other "wet' i ' munit!??* of the State, end as eooa its; : condition* justify It, local option tl? tis will be held. Soone Is author ia-?.I to state whit p.i|. ! I icy will b? adopt--?! by the Iseajea at the j i conveutlou in February, 1;? '? ahoald any ?han?'?' be mad** at any time In the ?future, It will be l'?v??'1 upon aaeh (acte aa will amply justify the rhangt lu the 'meantime, the league will continue It?' i campalgn ol eilucatlou of pebtlc si-ntl-' ment against the saloon, aid will follow lu the future the eai.e and ? omervatlv? i method* which have cornil., mi ?I It In the past to the favor an?l ?uppor o! the good peop'e of Virginia. ,1 tmes Cannon, It" Chairman ol legists tlte Commit re? ol Virginia State Anti-Sal ion Lumu?. liiaek-toiiH, Va, Die 17th. 11 ORANGE COUNTY NOTES l>ahore. Va , Dae 17th. All roads lead to Christmas, h >!?.e.s stockings at a premium and "old i'hrla" fills the visions ol young people. The young contingent ol tl.- Mace? donia Missionary sejeiety meet Friday I night (or practli's preparateiry to an oyster supper and concert at the re-l ?lent*.- of Mr T S Casey, oa the arentag and night of Tuesday In Cluistrnes Thla will be a bite worth biting. ,ti?l it eight worth ?jeelog Anyone wlii ha? once tasted the fat e.yst?rs prepur??! bj these ladles hanker? ever (or more May this cripple be blesetd with h >alth to get tLere. Many tine turkeys are gdi.g to North? ern markets from here. The atiese are not so good as last but h.lrly acceptable. Meaar-i. Daniel and Booton shipped carload* of good cattle north thla week. The Pamunkey Sunday Behool will hate Christmas tree on the 25th. Many eager children are- anibmsly watting lor good thing* Contractor Jas L. Frazer haa cloaed work for the winter on the Macadam road he la building from Gordonsvllle to Orange. The work done by this ex? perienced engineer Is said to l???first class. Mrs. Belle Foster brings good i.eweot her husband, who la re-overlng (rom s surgical operation at I. ilver-i'y Hoe. pltal. Orator Towlea Terrlll, who It Is said, lit the match that changed the com? plexion ol Orange, has not yet left the hospital, bot he la confidently expected by ChrtstmM, If a place suitable (or his habitude can be found. Oysters are ssld to be eh ap and plenti? ful, but the little fellows sell for a dollar and a ball a ga loo, in?>et'y wat. r, at dear old Orange. The senior member ol the enterprising lumbermen ol Orange was here Sunday and stayed until Monday morn. A (lash over the telephone announce? the sudden and an serious Illness ol Mrs. 0. T. Terrlll. The many friends of this highly esteemed Christian matron are deeply sympathetic and hopeful (or her recovery. The high school at thla place will close (or two weeks holiday. Sopt. Scott la busy visiting and In specting the schools about here this week. A happy Christmas, a bright and pros peroua New Year to The Free Lance and Its patron*. 8. PATENTS GRANTED 8. H. Evans, patent attorney, i?ls P St. N. W., Washington, reports the fol? lowing patents granted to Virginians: Blatt-fornsce. Joseph J. Johnson, jr , Long Dale. Hasp-Lock. Alan L. Jervey, Richmond Rail-fastening. Maximilian F. Bon tono, Qosben. Pipe-core and method of making same. Chas. W. McWane, Lynchburg Seed-peanut hulling apparatus. | T. Glover, Peteraburg. Lerer adjustment lor wagon brake?. John H. Huddle, East Radtord. WE0QIJ?6 ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lindsay of Char lottesvllle bave leeiied carde to t?io ap? proaching marriage of their daughter. Miso Norma Clare, to Mr. Roy Favllle Th* wrddlag will take place In Char leiU^avllto Die. 24th. Miss Lindsay's ?ither is the editor of the CharlottesTllrV rogrets. Keep the Uttlsoeea healthy and happy Their tsader sensitive bodies require g?rerai healing remedie?. HclllsterV Rocky Mountain Tea makes baby strong, healthy and fat 35 cents. Tve, or Tablets. W. L. Bond. It women were mind raedera they j eouldn'tap*?ak to some men. \ ITEMS FROM HICKS' STORE HitkM* -ton), \a . Dae. 18, IMG i Uur singing ?lu?? met 00 the 12th >?t th.- r. sldetiiv ?I W I, KsOt. A lisrg? ' crowd wish out, th ging ?well,after which KHtl.es (Tel* il??IU Bjcd ill DB til a I'Ste liour. vt li'-n (?11 |.-tf I >r tl,.<lr h me? wishing our - t? m. rr? \ ii is We eoagratolaaB Hiss Bra BartsfaoB ?>nh r first atteapt to e adaet ,Iim*1h?' llogSoaday. It was a tseesM Our next meeting will be the l'l? Hob lay, eoodoet .?.I bj Hies Ltlltaa K OorChristaas tree will beoa Xma? SVI ist Bight Mr- H II K.-1'ar, UkM ?i tali. 1 It V Harri? imiij ? i-iitiiiiiit'.ei? t.. por lit???- th- good ,-.,| use* i??- f'?r tin? tree. Las 11 -veri-?, who has besa I OB tbe steh li-t f >r tli.- pis-t six weeks, ?.??ri.l %he speal Sunday eve , v tth t!.?- \1 toes U.-llnr The i ? i hunt* are ?aUsllig m ?'.m? ut i .?Id trained |f s. ,,t ; | i ulslu dread o? any or . ??kH \ li'let Ili.rrS. v?li i let.'lie-, in the UranlteBprlogs neighborhood, will spend sol Ii- r | arents. Mr W. S. lt.. in.i.mi, hu old and bon - (idler, Is 111 at hie ffs ?Uli Ubi ap.pe.-ily m-overy. Mrs W. L (satlerer- ill*. Vr II (i. KtBSSJ bai llu'ehe?! balicg ?' hay. -, W. U HI? ?.s m I VY. Ii. Traat?** wi-r?? visitors to your city on the 17th Our i lui? will meet on the K?(h at the ? f I A Harris. Singing and r.-li.-arsal fur the \ mas tree Is the pro grtsiii. Mr II. C ?lii-K-rs'in is hating a large lot ol lumber haule?! and shipped. Mes-rs. U B. K??!laran?l J. W. Wright are preparing to build large and Uii to date f'isrns on their farm. Merry Christmas and prosperous New V?-i?r. I. jmeo. It's surprising boat many things the arsrafsBsaa caa tin?t to erttMssaad boa lew be will ma Btead. PLAN A GREATER RICHMOND |? - -ilution was lntrodu?:ed In th? I oar?! of alders*?, of the councils of Hi. luuoiiil providing for the consolida? tion ol the cities of Manchester anil Rich? mond under the laws provided In such caavs. A special in? ? ting of tbe council will be called to ? <in?t?lwr the prop'.sed consociation. The average man baa two ambitions; oaa Is to get Baoosy and the other, If he does, to get more It's hard to ?Bead a bad break In your eoaveroatfos, A man I-i i ? k-.lifi.il because be bbsHbsb t?i meet bis obligations. Two heads are l.tter than one?at a ?.i*-'ng bee. For Sale Cheap One 15 h -p. Engine and Boiler. Farquhar Saw Mill. One Combination Lath Mill and Bolting Saw. Frank K.Tyler 1004 Main St. Fredericksburg, Va. Polk Miller's jlJverPflls"l____ ' ic-?_rta_B?l?n!Vt??$?l?**?i?Ji_**~n'S?_rw RI PANS. There is scare?! y any condition of 111 health that Is not benefited by the occasional ase of a RIPANH Tabule For ?sale by druggiets. The Piyf sent packet la enough for an ordl flary oeetialon. The family bottle, flf ?an.? '/?s-taln? a sann!* for a v<m r. P. H'CRACKEN, BRO. t CO., ?WH0LEPA_t A9D RKTAI-? GROCERS and LIQUOR DEALERS 09?rT?a Thonaaa* Oalloat PDBB B?S as? BOVUB05 WHISK ?ES fro- th? folloa-la?- *?ll fcnova dlstUlarlas, Ora?tSCo.. ol Oblo. Boost Ooaatj D-ttlllag Co., of Csatwrty. atosttet-S DtsSHerj, ol uitrylaad. aad W. F. Sra?, of r*??_n/lraala. Ag?at? for B?rt|a*r * Bns-'t BafM Beer. ta?/ also oBsr Itapl? sad rear*/ Si***?*-?, a**r-el*a-*l Iraslfsasa. SasSe, Smaao aatS HssaS 15 5 W?! tiC'i!?.? s ... i ?'..'. - 's ?. m . WOUU.K?*. ? - - athmmv.ftymaum^ LaFhani SffO?jq. WOA/?jV $^tpU2| fs I GOODTDi LOOMC/PO??-'fl ?d aw/opno The women of / are year by year ing more and tachrid to La Fatal ? a shoe made in M.?A a anee with the latesl Parisiar adapta to the u$*es and high ?la* of the American women. . Women ?ir att?-?v.tt*d by ihu ihoe tra brcautc ol it? Ttfmtd i ul aepfnearance. TVu they 6nd ? often much to thar wrprat - ci ?hoe they mm wore wat to remukably comfoctaLle or held ?u ahap Tlii? it indeed a rare combination to be found in one ihoe ? du? to saw eprovesd method? ol leather telecboo and workmanship. Mere detciiptioo doe? not do this nSo? juttice ? trying it oo il a rerelanoa. ..^e.Bjaaaj ?/???? ?HI ?MM aa ?ad try on ? ?Mir mf lm ?aac? ?ttaaa, think liter ?ill ?lye )uu tvu?? cutirtly new Meat. W. H. BR?LLE & 0 921 Main St Fredericksburg, Va * m* We want Your Moi Do You Want Our Goods? If you do, there is no firm that will give you a fairer and .-equarer exchange than we will. All of our effort In business is to give our customers the very beet value pos? sible for their dollar, and we know we do bh&t, ?^?-M-Pl! ?TTI1 sense of duty no apology. PIANOS. If that I? what you nee?], we have them and only the best, tho.^1 we can conscientiously rwommend, and we save you lot?of money o: We have no agent*.' ?iiluriea or retail dealer?' profit? to pay. W?| tee every Piano we nell to be as cheap te it can be bought at th? fact Talking ?Machines. Well, we are all right In th??m too. You should see our ?tock. Wbj buy records that will break when yon can get them from aa that won't break'.' Pictures and Art Goods. Say, that's v. here we are lower than the ground floor. Weber? ju?t purchased an entire lot at 20 cents on the dollar, which Include thousand? of beautiful subject?, water color, etc. We are selling these at laaa than Half Price. We have a beautiful line of Katon-Hulbert Stationery, .Musical Instruments of all kinds, Sheet Music, and any and everything suitable for Xn.as Presents of Quality. H. WALLACE CARNEB ?S.C0... FIIEDERICKSBCIIG, VA. Banking Safety Yon may wonder why we reiterate again and again then thla' Ben***** Capital of - - ? ? ? $300,000 00 SurplasMrofits ^^i^uS^d^ SU73,000.00 $1,470,000.00 bat when you conalder It, la It not the one big vital fa-ct?oor financial atrength?sufficient evidence that your money with oa Is absolutely sala and fully protected? We Invite? your accounts, whether targe or small. Our facilities for handling all claw??* of accounts era unaurpassed. Three per rent. Interest paid on aavinga accounts from data ol deposit Planters National Bank, ??***?*???. v*. LIST YOTJE PROPERTY WITH THE Piedmont Real Estate Agency, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. If you have hon?9?98 or lands for ?ale or rent the Piedmont Real Estate Agency will handle same. List your property with them and ??cure ad? vertisement In their catalogue, which will be extensively distributed throughout the North and West. For further information apply to either Lee J. Gravrti or Benj. Purvis, 302 Commerce St., Fredericksburg, Va. The Leading Liquor and Tobacco House is STRASBURGER & SON, SL?% MAIL ORDERS receive prompt attention. John F. Scott. HAB-WABE A?D HARDWARE SPECIALTIES Hain St., one door below (Ibas. Wal ?tv*e *Bro. Fall line of General Hardware. Barb Wire, flans, Pistols, fUuors, Knives, sts., will be sold at rsdaeed pria*? in gait the tfa**t^ j^*y_f **g VALENTINE DINNEBL, Baessssur to Dannshl * Dsshsso, Practical Machinist Opp. P. P. * P. Devot.