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Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
VOL. XXIV, NO. 82. FREDE RICKSBURG, VA?, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1909. PRICE, 3 CENTS Largest Mail Order Liquor House in the South. Stop! Look! Linsten! Our $2.00 Whiskey Cannot Be Excelled Order a Gallon For Trial. Tli.ee ,.r?. Ihr.*.- Imp. .rial?. w .r.U Stop to think l.'iok t<? your lutefval Listen t.? Ill?' Word* of "i,'1?' 'i th.* v.*ry itrtlilee yon ti.?*.l m nil?- I ) t'i^T I. lurking In the p'tlh of it. in enltre Stil- hill?, ?finger f if >ihv dry i on .ir.* now In tie* inld.t "f i ?Irj ?-.?utilry. hot rentember i.oi f..r aaaj In .... I lleta i I ri ? i*. ill? pl.t??' vitara you ?'an bar* y or *'?pl iiiitl" et reu ut h rattattrad WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 423 King Street, Alexandria, Va. We eorry ill? largest ?to. I? of Win.*? an?) I.i?pr>r* In thl*. city, tmd we wittii to m?*iitlori 11 tat) ?ff our iiiHiiv brand? for you to rn-leel from l'rl.*ee lower than th? lowest. All w.* r?*i*u.*?<t in a trial order to inn vine you. < 111.I1 mu*.? a?? omp'iny tall or&ttm, Kvprem. paid on <tll order? am uniting to f 1" or inor*. A Few Brands of Good Whiskies at Low Prices: l'.-r dation , I'er i.allon Kami'v Sects?**.. . . . 91.78 j Martin live. f2.2."i Mover Lrtatl 1.50 \\\\ linker. .... 2.5*0 1)1.1 Maryland Hye. Jim I Com Whiskey |1.M, #2, f 2.60, ?Vl.OO ST?] Olii Ivi-eerve Si... k I'ur?* Kye. 10 Y-?arri Old, $5.00 UaJlon I'.piil lo An? $7 Whi.key on fshe Market. A Few Brands cf the Best Whiskey: WhisKiei in Small Lots: i'er ilalh-n Pat , ... BherwoiHi 17 yeare old I flou Slier?**)???! (7 yearn old). $l.nil lubllee ". -'..Un Thltv leathern Mraddoek " . 8.50 llrnddot-k (5 teure ol.ll 1". years old . ?.00 llannlsvllle " . .'1.00 (7 year* ol.h ... S 50 Lord lalrfa't " . I.IXi llannlevlll* " . . ", I. ?r?l Fairfax i 7 yeare old 1 . 1.00 Ml Vermin 1.00 ? Kerb, ill I 00 Mt. Vermin " I in? j li.ilt.". eMail . 1 mi Malt W!,lele-. * J :.() and $'l m 1 I Our Lord Fairfax, $4 per gallon, as good as any $5 Whiskey on the Market You are ?oriiialiy itiv1l.-d to ?all at our r.t.?r?-roiiii*i \? Im*ii In our illy, and we ??|1 (?? plea*??*?! I.? ?1.?.?* you that we an? carrying and selling good? junt as advertitttnl, and many in r?* brand? that Bpatoe trill not permit mention of. Come and nainpl?- our dltl-*reul liner. 4:23 King Street, Alexandria, Va. Wholesale LIQUOR DEALERS Retail All good? pis. t.~l *ud aldj'iieil l.r eii?re*? In i?!?!u boxe?. Bell Pbona UM Home PastaM I 87. Try a G-allon of Our $2.00 Whiskey. SALE Of Japanese Blue Bowls and Cups and Saucers Two Thousand Bowls. Oat Meal and Fruit Saucers and Gups and Saucers. Fine Blue China. 6 Blue China Oat Meal Saucers For 25c. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY. E. C. NINDE Don't Risk Your Life and Property Yonr attention has bean vividly called to the awful crime recently com? mitted In a county of thl? Stats, where two lives were lost and dwelling dtv stroyed solely for the acknowledged purpo?e of ?ecnrlnij money. iMee this not forcibly bring to yonr mind that your home may he the next to lie en* tered aod relieved of Its valuable content?'.' Protect your family and prop. arty by depositing yonr eurplu? money in the SAVI.MiS DKPABTMKNT of the Planters' National Bank, Richmond. Va , where It will beahsolntely safe and earn 3 per cent, interest compounded ?eiul *niio?llr from data of depos? it. Don't dsiay, write today for Ix.oklet, "HOW To BANK BY MAIL" Bafcty depo.1t boxes for the safe keeping of deed?, Insurance policies, etc , for rent. Price f.'l and upward*. Planters National BanK, Richmoad? v?. CAPITAl, ?300,000 M SURPLUS AND PROFITS $1,160,000 UP-TO-DATE LIVERY STABLE. aveaara. W. J. Jacobs and George Armstrong bar? formed o copartner ?hlr, under the stria of Jacob? A. Armatrong and have bottght ont the ?table? of fc. K. Wheeler, on I'Hncees Anne atmet. We are prepared to fnr alab first-class teams at all times and all hours. Horas? bought or aold on eommlaalon Wa board horaea bj dar or month and they trill hare beat attention. Call on as ?JACOBS ?St ARMSTROINCI, ?. feeler'a Old Stand. FRlDlBJCstSBD SO, Va COMING \ K Barrkea, Um fuiuour* Allanta optician, dire. 1 Ironi r l.? ? home office of liiisg lat npiifI iioiiH.. ..ro ?? otMa prasrtlcal optician?, ??ill l?mala ai th? ator. ..I Ii?h agent. M. M. Lewis Ang. 13, 1 I and 18, S ?lay? only Thie will j*i?. >.?n an o|?portunity of La. inte your eje? ???lll tcNt-d fris- by oll. of the III. 'i-t re n.m iied und toooaaafnl 11? ?. II as reliable optician* in tba I nitr.i BtatSS Mr llawk.t. has all sate 111.?i.ni a|>? lian. <* lor th.- Mci. ntiti.- a.ljDHtiii.-ut ??i gutaaaa t?. til.???'. T?mela ao optar?an in the coo? try ??h., t nji.y h tin.nlideii? -e ?if the paoplt aaoia than Mr. Bawkea II a aama if a familiar word throughout a section of the country Inhabited by over 1 >* *iit y ti?>- million*? of [H-ople. Mr. Hawk?-? ha? pr. l.ably titte.1 glass.*? to ihe .v.* ol more people of national and iutcrnis ti..nal lam than any other optada? Ut* in*? This business house wits eatBsblished la 1870, orar thirty years bsjo EOR SALE Second-hand Sawmills and Engines, Etc. 1 80 H. 1'. Firebox Holler. 1 9x12 2<? II. P. Wntertotir Knglne. 1 95 H. P. Firebox Holler. 1 Hot Frame 20 II. P. Kngine. 1 13 IL P. McVirkeriiaei line Kngine. 2 Ma?mile. H .uering Sawmill Feeds. Cable 1 ?rive i. Hest Tithle Saar*. FRANK K. TYLER, 1004 Main street, Frtxlerlck-iburg. John F. Scott. HARDWARE ?JVO RAatDWABI? aPBOIAIsTIJM Vt'n felt., on? door b?low Obaa. Wal ,?.?? * Bro Pall lia? of General Hardware. Bar o Wir?, ?ana. Pistola, Kaaora. Kniv**, etc., will b? sold at redaeed pri?e* to salt tba tlmee, M on s y ?an 1 ? jsa*?d by parsbaslnc ?? ?sottli h ??*. ??.'- s f? A. B. Bons ft Co. Fire, Life and Accident Insurance Agents < >fn?s Hi'*: (JoD*.art?rs? Sir ?at. Eepraa*nts ?latest? fli-st-alaae aona pacies. Rates !oT7 as tba lowsst, and foaaaa yrotapUr adjar-ad aal fali CONGRESS READY TO ADJOURN iariff Blli May Be Pissed and Signed Today. LITTLE INTEREST IN BfBATE Th? Effect of Maximum and Minimum Provision Was the Subjsct of Moat Dstutsion Among th? Sanatora. Washington. Au? 5.? everything I? In readme?* toff su ?adjournment or s this evening. Ths cooourr.iit n curr?rcti8g a verbal *rror in the tariff bill ?nd making clear that jetlon. of doty lu th* leather schedule applies to ?n boots and ahoss mail* of leather will bw pssssd upon slter the conference report 1* adoptad today. The senate began voting on th* con report st I o'clock, ?nd It 1. no? anticipated that the concurrent resolution will pas? ?nd final adjourn ment he had by 8 o'clock this evening. . i.? Taft will b? o? hand to ?l?m the hill and the resolution, ?nd In s f* ???? hour? therwafter Washington ?rlU be ?rnptled of most of th?* stwtsam.n Small lnt?r*?t was shown In th? '* ' lebat? In the scnat*. hut * night ?ai n?c?s?ary to "allow pre gr-salv.?" r...nature an opportunity to wpraaa th?lr views ou the tariff bill. IT). .rTatot of the maximum snd minimum Drovlaloa of th? measure, a? ogr.*?,l upon by the conf?r?e?, vai th* chic/ ?abject of <ii?c??nlon among the senator? Senator H-vorldg?, quoting th. remark? of Chairman Aldrlch, un ds-rtoost to ?how Utat th? ?enator In t?d the language as reported by r a? pim.tlce.lly guarantee. In*? ail th* reanlt? that could b? ob tallied through the Instrumentality Of a tariff commlaalon 11* provoked a prompt oppoaltloa to that view by 8e??tor Hale, who ?t great length argmd that exactly the opposite pur pose was lu th.? minds of UV conferees win.*, ?lew? had been adopt? ed Ha laslated that they carefully I giving auv authority to the r>reaMent bj whtch he could gather In formation OB Which another n of the tarll . "uld be based. Prom the ? ?nimlttee on finance Mr ? reported a concurrent raanla tlon by which, as soon as the confer ence report has been voted upon the hide anil leather schedule will be cor? rected. It la Inte-ided to me? t th? view? of west.rn senator*, who de nianded lower duties on products man uf?. Hired from leather. MASKED MEN ROB 0L0 PAIR Take $4 From Thim ?nd $6 From Man Who Comes In. Beaver Falla Pa.. Aug. B.?Mr snd Mr? WllUaaj Thompson, an old ?nd wealthy pair, who own a dairy farm were victim* of three masked robbers. They ?ere about to retire, when the front door was burst open. Three men. with drawn revolvers, sprang Into the room and demanded money. The In truder* made a hurried search and found ft In .Lang?. Returning to the old man and wo? man, ti.?*? repeated their threat? At this Juncture It. illy Hites, a neighbor, arrived Th?- robehrs covered Hites with their guns and took |r>. They then fllssppesred EX-SHAHS $75,000 PENSION Mohsmmsd All, of Persia. Must Return Missing Jewsls. Howevsr. Teheran. Aug 5?It la understood that the guv. inim-nt ha? now offe'ed Mohammed All. ex ?hah. ?n annual ? pension of I7S.000 on condition that he will deliver up the Jewels enumer ated In the nationalist Inventory or In? form the government how he diapoaed of the missing gems It la bellevod that Mohammed All will accept this na?w ofTar and hi? de? parture from Persia, probably for Rus ? la Is expected within a fortnight. Portugal Seizes American Veiscl. Washington. Aug. ". A dispatch to the state depart meat from Mr. Bryaa, the American minister at I.l.huu. sa? m that he has been Informed by the Por? tuguese government of the seizure at West ?frica ..I a small vessel flying the Anieri? au flag and the m the men on board, charged with steal Ing diamonds Whipped by Stepmother; Hangs Self. Harrlsbuiv <?nt Aug. a.- Clara, the thirteen year old ?laughter of (. J. Bralthwaltk?. tagged herself to a tree. She had reel veil a whipping from her stepmother The trM sh.- selected was at a point where her father would be certain to .??? her hod.v on his way home Many Indictmenta Agalnat Prieit. New Orleans Aug .'. Tillrt> one Indictments against Rev. John J Hoit greve. pastor oi the Catholic church at ria-i'ii'iniii'*. I.a . were returned by the grand Jury oi Iberville parish. Twentyelghi of the counts charge grave crlms-i an.! th*- other three al? leged ortmlual llh?l ?aren R?ssn Will Lssvs. Waahlagtoa. Aug. 6?The ?tale da ??rtXBsnt ha? received oonf rmatloa ?t th? raaorta that Baron ftoaan. the Ros ?Is? asabas** 4 or to this country Is to b* traasfarrcd to visa a? Vhs Pr?s Latnea Is prepared to *0 all kinds of Job print-tag th flrst-*lass ?tyl* at atoasrats ptiaea. CAT ATTACKS TWO MEN IN DARK Sinks Teeth Into Their Lets and Hangs There. VICTIMS FLED FOR HELP F.I.ne wa? Finally Choked Into Sub mi??ion and Killed by Chloroform. One Vi.tim Hurrie. to Tak? P??t?ur Tr-atrrent. rttmai N i tag. ?. Attacked by ? cal thai ?prang upon Its unsuspect? ing victims m the darkness, two p. r ?tons wet? terribly clawed and buten Ose was Beat to the Pa.t.-ur iuslitme in N? w fork, and will be kept uudei obaervatloa tot fassr thai hydrophobia ma) develop. Th? oth?r, a physician, the own? i of the cat, will tak? hi? rbam es at I The cat was ttie property of Dr. C II. Phillips Olli*. Strong wa? pagslng th? Phillips horn?, wh. u the c?t leap ed at a leg and huug there, clawing and biting Strong Instinctively reach ed down with hi? hand? to puah the tellaa away The cat which had fa? t.iieu its .laws in his lag. ree.-nt? d hi? frantic effort? to pry it loo??, ?nd It? share, teeth met I? hi? right hand. ging f ?r help, Strong started on a ruu foi th. honte, the cat biting him a* he fi ' Jean a? he r**V bed Phil lip?' front door th? ?at relaaaad Its hold and dlssppsaied. Hr Phillips lesponded to th? oaill of th.- victim, ami sftsr Strong'* wounds had I,????u d-?ssrd, a ?eau h araa Btade foi th? cat. but without mac tes* Si long went to his home A little liter Dr Phillip? wa? ?urn mou? .1 lo ?stead a patient. As It was late, l.?* ?real ?tost* 10 the carriage. hotte? tu g-' hi. rig ready, a? he reached into the dark ?lied to pull out Ike Strong, f. It a su. 1.1. i i 11? Imme ?et) ll.Mt the 11.a.Id. lied cal had ?ttarhasj ata? Ueuinnug 1,1? pus.-n. ?- ol mind !.. reached dowa ..at. II. ... to shake the ill was also unable to tun ? fer ils itii.uiious to hi? hand? Dr. Phillips ran lo his hou.e. shouting for help. A m. in her of th? family responded, and was Instructed to get something In which to Imprison the ? at. A large tin box wa? found. Then, tight eiilng his hold ?round th? cat's neck. Irr Phillips forced the snlmsl to re lease its grip upon h la leg. Spitting and clawlsg. the ?st was shut In the box. A bottle of chloroform was obtained, the lid of the box open sd slightly, and the deadly fluid pou red up?n the prisoner In a few minute? the cat was dead The cat a head ?m forwarded to the University of Pennsylvania In Phlla delphla for examination to ascertain whether It was suffering from rabies ORDERED HER TO KILL Wlf? of Seventeen Deslarss H?r Hu? bsnd Made H*r Shoot Man. Mount Vernos*. 111., Aug. 5.?Mrs Ben Macrl. seventeen year? old, ? on fessed that ?he killed Joseph Rodl at the orders of her Jealous husband, who threatened to kill her It ah? failed to ?hoot Rodl. The woman had hitherto maintained that *h* b?d sotad I? self defense. Now ?he ?aserta that this theory w-ss taught her by her husband She told the police th?t Macrl made her practice pistol shooting natll she be came expert enough to shoot Rodl The persons concerned In the ess? were friends In Italy, according to the women's story. Csnos Capsizes; Two Los* Lives. Pittsburg. Aug. 5.?When a < ano** capalxod lu the Allegheny river opis. sit* Claromont, two men wer* drown ed. TWO other?, who were In s skiff trie?! to ?are them and had a narrow cBcspt? Croa drowniu? nun body has been recovered. The drowned were J. A. AJtent.augh and Charles BfeOrorj Both were employed as clerks In the Htfcsl otto.' at the Union station Woman Robbed of ?WOO on Trsln. Chi. ago. Aug 5 Mrs. Anna Child?, of Washington, reparta th.- loss of $r."'.ii while on her way here ou a Pennsylvania train She was taking the money to her son at Clyde, III., to help him buy a home. She think* th? money wa? taken from her berth while she was in a washroom. Steel Company Buys Cosl Land. Plttsburg. Aug. 5? Confirmation wag made of a deal whereby the Jones at l.aughlln Steel company, which con? trols the Vest? Coal company, ?cqulrea mor* than r.f.oO acre? of coal lands from the Plttsburg Huffalo company. The price Is ?aid to be |l,65i).0OO Rlaks Lif? to Sav? Building. Plttsburg. Aug 5.-- To prevent an explosion in s building on Diamond street. Clvd. Matthew? risked his llf? when be picked up ? t?ng?llon can Of gasoline ?urrounded by flames ?nd hurlad It across th? room away frota the fire. CfflCHESTERfcCO. Fixa, Ufa, Accident and Health INSURANCE Beat (ompanlee aad Best Rate?. Row l*tt a ttoolrfck Building. I'rtncss?* Ana? ?t.. Kr*d*rl*k?berg. Ta ?* ANSWER TO COMPLAINT FROM CAROLINE C.rblu. Va . Ann '? I. 19 "' I a.?. r date of July ?Uird, l'.in'.i. It was stated i? The Free I.am- by "Kl I "Poor children suff-r for the want of a public ?chooi near Woodtord." This 1 true. I am lorry !.????)? Hut who hi t.. b'ltme for t hpse coii.lil lote ' 1 ?1 er .for thi. Is th? name h? give, hlmsalf i ? t?te? there tire Bbont lo .till.I' tw.en the (age, o| 7 uil.l I are dependent on *| ,| f,,r an edui-atlou. If this Is correct, ?hers have tbey kept tbeuieelves the past two *aai? ' Last ?**?>>?ou the average attend am?*? wa* about 1st. The :?. ment L'l and that only for the month i t I'ec.mlier Two \.nr? ago they ?lid not do a. well. I did .anvil, it purt ?,'. I he dlatrtct two ?ear? ago with the view ! getlli g the district levy raised. We WOO ?u??>??(ul in tble, but we did not prom iford any more help than at<\ other locality In ner.l of a school ? state? they voted for a rats? . ? levy. To my knowledge, the never had the prlvlleg? of voting on the .jii.Hilon. It ?a? ?Imply a petition to ?r. Campbell Chandler, tlu-n uoi super vl-.r. What t-ec. m? ol th?' m i .-? The ttrst year $'U?o was used to aid In building a a two-roomed house at Liberty, place the one that t.U'oed Ih* patron? rrirnhrluasj about the noms an. private subecrlptlon vTsaJeoaeed |15? to build a hours* In my own ?sighbor ; ?stroii. furnishing a like amount This I? In a lo?*allty that had never bad ?aehOOL The second year we u?ed f'loo atliulney?, to ?Id In building a ??? roomed houre* Patrons raising ni"r* than ? like amount. We also used f Hull at Port R-.yal, to aid In building ? two roomed hums.. I'atrun* completing It by private ?ul? a.-rlptlon The ho ?a? Met, 91 '..'oil. In each i f tli. se placet* tiny were ?mllv lu n?-.?.! of ? ?choolhou?H. (luring* thl* time Woodford agre..I li fundaba house tree of .o*l fot * purjose?. M school b.ard would furiii?h a U-arher, with th* und? r.iamllng tbnt they (ib.. patron? i were to maintain a legal school, which th.y failed t < do both seaalori?. I then went I > oar ?' and asked him torrsl-e the levy ."..*, ?o we would lut he compel!?*! t.. ask th** pa? tron* for pr1v?te auhscrtpilon to bnlld lious'-s. a? 1 thought It should b>* done throiigb thsdastnet levy ?nd is) svery. ..ne help He ,11.1 not ?n?.*. to il.' be thought w.> wer. doing very ?ell the ??i?v we had t*HUi doing He tl. ifthe board would help Woodtord to bull.I a ?chotillioUKe. I told him thai was what we e I p. < ted todo II ??? bad II., ??m.- levy, that tiere were ihr.. other b..u*e? that ought to I?- built. lln llr?t Saturday In July, alter thraa week? notice to patron* ol Woodford. 'I ot the school ottielala met on the pro plated ?ctioolhouss? ?It? with f> of the ?allhful lew to male ue??si?ary arrange meut? for building a I After the matter had been dkt v?e toid them ???? could give tllem #I".II. the ?sine ?awe had given other 1. cu Hies lor the erection of ? one-room house. Thl* Is the pl?n as Indorsed by our an l.ervl.or, who live? at Woodtord. This proposition wa? not aaerp. *d by the Wood! ?rd people, and ?liortly after the district school levy was reduced to tin* minimum. 10c, and the amount l*> dsjead added to the rossl levy. Please tell me who felled tie.? ope.?at " Kicker ??y? the pecpl? have i rW services Ye?, une n hie lady . I lln* vl daily "fiered to glveth? ?iie is,-,.! the ha' ?no* had subscribed %2T, mid ?aid th-.v could raise some more, and hen- t. t> r dropped 1 do not (relieve any fair-minded citizen knowing the condition >.t the ?<-bo??l honsea In Port Royal district, ?a we!! as the people ol Woodford should, will say that we should give nearly all the fund to build a bouse In one locality when there are other? that rued It ?a much a* they, ?nd ?re anxiously awaiting an opportunity to accept the ?ame prop .al tlon we made Woodford. Kicker ask? If tbey are to stand ?till and take what? ever the board chooses to hand ?hem 1 say no, a thousand times no. LaSs-sl lot yonr penny where yoo loat It t all an election l?emand ? school levy aulii -lent to build the aeeeeaas** house?, ?t ie??t two each year, until we have these shawl* replaivd by rispectahle hons->* that ?re fit to be ??en, and I a??ure yoo that the board will be only too glad to build a fir?t-claas house ?t Votad? rd, or ?ny other place where a house 1? needed, without a dollar of private subscription. I am not opposed to a Ma roa?! levy only when placed beside ? 10c school levy; Ma 1? not too much for road levy. But I tielleve our children should receive a? much consideration a? our mule?. The recent redaction of the school levy, h?* not only deprlvsd .'10 children at ?V? odford ? f febool prlvllegi s, b-it ttraM that number In the district, and about i'?0 more ?re compelled to assemble In bonnes that are hot tit to house a second i las? bound It 1? not my Intention to be personal In thl? matter. I am ?Imply stating fact?, and any Ms? that choose? can Hod oat for themaslvss. A J I: B Clerk, Fort Royal lHatrht. TOWN DRIVES OUT NEGROES' FRIEND Educator Ordered to 60 For Shaking Hands With Blacks. ?the!. Mia?. Aug. 3. ? Indignation wa* caused by a dispatch from On? In natl. quoting Rev. Frank 13. English as ?aylug that be was threaten*?! with mob violence snd driven out of Ethel without ?nytblng to ?at whan h? c*m< to t?k* the pr??ld?ucy of Ku?t unlver sity st Holly Spring? Leading citizens admit th?t Rev Mr. Knglish was told to leav? town because he was seen shaking bsnds with negroes and acting familiarly toward them, which, they believed would excite the blacks and stir up r?r? strife They ssy thst no mob w?a formed and that no threats were mad?. They say Mr English became frightened when told thst It would be better for him to leave._ Job Printing We print ?v*rythtng from a book to ? visiting oard oa the power pr. of th? Irr** laaas dead aa yowr ortWr* ! THE WOODFORD SCHOOL QUESTION FURTHER OISCUSSEO To The Kree I I In y.iur Tue.'lav. paper 1? an ?rtl.le ' ford ?V.,.,1 l.v J. hu Washing t n sapait?taadaat of ?chooi? of < ar.> ? - -ne i f the "facts" h* nil-l. adlig I l.-g you to poh '? m more facts Th? f?tct that W.Iford ?chooi inrulsd ?_??'? scholar? ? l'.?o*. os re*p?ctl??> ? I ?. and an ?versg- dally att?inl?n?*e of 111, ?hoiiii have nothing to do with the ' bull.ill,a , ,111 .l'ho.lihoU?r< ?t Woodtord thl? meiu?. Within the last twelve in..nth? w.. have had to locate near Woodf.rd eight famlHe?. and more have bought their home? ?nd will move la later Those who ?m already here all have chill- .id wl I ?sad them t > ? Woodtord ?chooi but will u??t allow th-lr ?lit.dren to walk tb* distai.ee frota ihr ?? to four mile? to retch liiilnev's Bcbool. l'an you blame Small .hiidren eaaaot do it. We wer? promlssd ai the time and for ?y was raised that ? we should In?. *?t Woodtord out ..f this Increase, an I when the 'jiiess tlon if a Wo...Iford Behoof c?me up the third time we g o anoib. r [?r.?mise an?) that was, If v .? tronld g*t our auper - ; B? I. i.v another fi i eut? t ?at we should l.av a school thl? ?es ston, 190U m. U the tlr?! two promises w?re not fultilkd how couM we depend on the (bird on. " Th.' very fact that tbey (the ?chooi board . did Bot carr* out their promlss BO doubt had It weight with our super? visor In reducing tl... >vy We have do doubt had We ben given the school ?a 1 that ..ursupervisor would h?ve l.lt the l.vy remain at least a* It wa* when h>. took the otlic o,i ttatorday, July .'i limo th? Port Boy?] rllsirlct th?- pttrous. etc., ?ml made th. f .?owing prop i?1 11. n, v'/ "At the pi : ?chooi ' !.. ceins ili,, board will heve ?boni *..loil that e?M be u?e.1 ht erecting ?" Oar superintendent? ?alary has Is*? n raised this year and It tak> s about *.'!oo m. .r.- money to [ay It with TO oar mind? It looks this way. Now, yoa g.-i yoar su? swviaor to rat?* the levy .. cents m re an.l that will mean about (.'toil, and then I can get my sal? ary, and you w Hi g.t a school bull.11:.g at Woodfor.I without any cost to }.?u, but If you don't do th!? I Wl I have to g.t my ea'ary. and you wtll go without jour school 111? ? tact that th? dis? trict school lc?y wa? raised for twn year?, and It matters not whether 1l wa? d. n? by a petition, a v. t?, or by whom II wa* raised. The fact lhat f_' ."..".o wa? ?;>ent In cur district for school bulldli gs .l.ies not remedy our case o; e parti le. "l'or twenty or more year? there has been a public ?chooi within one and* half mile of Woodtord." I'*ct: Weh?v? none ni Woodtord today, ami the very fact that We have had a ?chooi for ? unrulier ol year? I? no excuse thai we ?hall u iw these iate year? be deprived of It Its ?ear? ?g., thlaschool wa? moved to Qolney? within two mile? and a half ' v. dtord, fact: You can only 'iuluey? by ?ailing on the rail r. ad track In two mile? and a half from Woodtord. The main county road, the only road for our children, would beat leaat three miles, and then too the school houae at (iuluey. t? nearly a half mile Iieyond the ? tatlou. and tear the Sp .taylvanla a* unty II ,e. ? 1.1;- mo.t ol th. children that would attend the Woodford school live more than four miles from (Julneys. \. I.y not give us a ?chooi building thl? ???salon and Brt th? other lolnl (Uoune? l'on.i i niei fumed wait until next ?e. sli.c, tu a* much a? wa have had so many !*!r pr Personally I wtll give flu toward the Woodtord school hotldlng.end According s*> the poslil ?n we hold there ?re .ther? in Wt> dtord neighbor! ? .1 who will do the same. We are now ready, and have been for the last iw.lve mouth?, to glv? hetweeu f 100.00 and 9lot).oo toward? the building of ibl? eehooL Inclosing we would like to ask our Su.t the same .pestions that he ask.u?. l?t How many children be has to be educated'.' Bast, How muchh?ha* given toward? the Woodford school, or any other sch ?ol In the county '.' Ard How many time* be hae ever vldted the Woodford school *ln.*e hi? appointment to the olln-e of Superintendent? "Kicker." Woodford, V?., Augo?t *Vth, 1009. BRENTWOOD WON AGAIN Tba Scars Wat fJsvsn ta Iw? The second game of the serte? Tuesday evening was won by Breutwood, by? run re , if 11 io 2 Bennett was In the box for pre le-', ksburg ai.d wa* not lu his usual torn: Dolly Gray was In the box for Brent ?nod and he kept our hoy? puttied with bis ?peed and curve?. Ben? nett got struck by the ball on hi? tluger while at th? hat. The rli.g-r was cat to the bone Tt.'s will put him out of the game for some time. Manning took hla plan? la the box. hut had no control of Hi- ball, and ror.l, tb*|tlrst baseman w. nt In the box and did very good work ii'itil the game wa? ca l?d at the ending ..' the eighth Inning on nc-ount of dark .ade I?! hits during the game and Kr?*d* rlck-burg ."? K1ght error? ?re ehsargrd t > Kredrrlcksbarg ?nd 0 to firentwu'.d. TEARING DOWN SCHOOL HOUSE ! The Public Property Committee I? hav? ing torn down th? old I nlon Uouae. which has been u?ed for a number of years a? a public school building. It Is one ol the ol I? st ?tructures to the city. BM.N BURNS The barn of Hamilton Smith, near Brandy, was burned Ttw?d?y with con? tent*. Partially In.ured IN MEMORY Ol Nelson i hlnn, only child if Mr. and Mr? Kddl- I hlon, of tbl? city, who died one month ago today, aged i years and ? months. NsIsod, loved use, how we ml?* yoo. Even m ?re than word? can tall. L ?ne ? '< the home without jam. 31ni e ' went to heave? to d**ll. 0' Then ? s*dn<-** all ?ro?ad, Nothing like yoo to b* found. Cbriat I? now y..or b*av*oly father. Heaven above la aow yoar bom*. In that land of hltssfal p*<*aa*ar*. N?v?r will ? ?In us know?. Nelson, dearsst, may w* cora** By hi? aunt, Y H. A. LETTER FROM LOGAN Logan, Va , Aag ?Vi, Mlsaa* Kui.lc Hall end Annie l'oet.r have returned Iroui ? visit to rel?tlv?*?t Frederick'? Hal and I-oulsft Ml.? Margaret W. McUsvry. of llalli more, who ha? been visiting liar parent*, Mr. and Mr*. H A. McOary. at Andrew*. left today for Mont Clair. N J , where ?be will be a guest of Dr. and Mr* Mond? and later will visit frl.-u.l. tu New York. Ml?. M Dabiiey Young, of Baltimore, was ? gue?t last week ol Ml?? Margaret W. MuUary. Mr?. K W. Wall.rand ?on, Edmond, Mr* Spieer and Mr. Uarland rjpicer, ?til of Kiederlck'? Hail. ?lilted the t?mliy if H. A. McOary. at Andrew?, l*.i waafc. Mr. and Mr? Wm. lUnlel.of Richmond, are guest? of Mr?. Ha? lei's parent*, Mr. and Mr. P c Haralog, at Logan. Mr?. Clifton Tailaferro. little ?on ?nd Mis* Dalsie K ?ter, ol itlcbmond. will ?pend the r. mail.der ? f th* ?umm.r with their parent?, Mr and Mrs. P. I Foster. Ma?t*r (Jorldon Lyon?, of New York, ha? rvtnrued to dpotsylvaola alter spending some time with the little on** In tba family of Mr. ?nd Mr*. W. B. Poster Master (.lay ton Kj?t?r I? vUltlng hi* grand parent* ?t Andrew?. MI?* Llllle Fotter baa returned from Mine Hun, where ?he w?* ? guest of Ml?* Pearl Maesey. Protracted meeting beglLS at Shady (?rove the 3rd Sunday In August and at t'relg'? tbe 4th Sunday. Owing tolnui? poslth.n of Hro. Peyton, hi? polpli ?t Cralgs was ably Sited by Bro. Miser on last Sunday. Mr Peyton soon leave? t r Richmond College. We are loth to part w Ith htm, ?? th? churcb ha? grsat iy revived during hi? pastorate, ? new ?rgao having been purchased and th* Sunday School I? ta a flourishing con? dition. We wish him mum ?ocear* In hi* chosen work. Mr Aehton Ha.ll. of Covtngtoo,la vl?lt Ing his graudparent ?t Andrews. ARGUED CASE AT ABiNCOON Judge Alvln T. Krnbrey returned Wsd I nesday from Abingdon where he argued I' on Tuesday before Judge John A. Buch ??i a.. >f the Supreme Court of Appeal?, the cas?- of the Hridgew?ter Milling Co. ?gainst the Frederick ?burg Power Co., In wh'. han Injonction isaaktd for by tb* Milling Co. to prevent th? Power Co. from building ? dam two feet higher then the old dam aero** the Bappeban nock. The Milling Company wa? repre hy Judge A. I.. HoUad*y, Mr. Cha?. V. Meredith ?nd Oat C. P. Berg ryn, ol Illchmoud. A ?tmllar Injunction was dented by ,1'i.tge J K. Mason. ACTIVE AT 79 Mr. C L Kalinharh was 79 years old W'tsinee.iay and although he baa recently suffer??! the ?hock of a broken limb the is as ?pry as ayonng man and Moral itround much faster than a great many who an? his junior. This Is a pret? ty good record lor a man who waa con id in a Federal dung?*?>ii .luring the war for six months and fed on bread and water. May lie see and enjoy many mop. birthday?. APPROVES GOOD ROAD The Tluisw-li'.spatch-Washington Post movement for ? permanent highway be? tween Alexandria ?nd Washington wa* Indorsed ?t a meeting of tbe Chamber of Comm?res of Alexandria. A commlttse of neveu w?s appolnt-i to push th* proj-ct SHAKE IT OFF Bid Yourself of Unnecessary Burdens. A Fredericks burg Citizen ?Shows you How. Don't bear unnecessary bordeas. Burden? of a bad back are ann*ces*ary. Qet rid of them. Doan'* Kidney Pill? core bad back?; Core lame, weak and aching back?: Cure every form of kidney 111? Lots of local ?ndorssment to provs thl?. George M. Boat, Jr., 704 Comaaeree Street, Fredertcktborg, Va. ?ay?: I know from experience that Doaa'e Kid? ney Pills are uoeijaalled for curing kid? ney disorders About two years ago I " suddenly began to ?off.r from pain* through my loin? and I bad no Id**? wh?t caused the tro-ib'e. Seeing Doaa's Kidney Pi.I? highly nenaiianad??! through tbe local paper* by Fr*de?"kk* bury pe -pie who had taken tbeaa. I w?* i?d t>. get a ?uppiy *t ? os ?Irle?'s Modera Pha?:uacy. The contents of two boxes strengthened my bock and drov* ?way the tronbto, and 1 bar? beso in good health ?In?*. I ?tv* Doan* Kidney Pills in? ?trong*?t end?rsemeos." For sstle by ?II deejer? Prie? 60 ?tats. Foster- Mtlbara Co., Billa I i, .f. T., aoa? ?gent* lor tbe I'nlted State?. Beroemb-r tb* ?vaate?Doaa'? ?ad take no other. Men *r? *o sdt-satttSed that th* oaty thing ?boat their ptrsneel ?ppsswaaee that cant pswase them to a bs-Jd bead. RIPANS. Thar? U searaely aay ?aaditin? <af 111 health that U atat biasnfd by th? osM?*tlo?ial use of ? KIPJkNB TaoeJ*. For sal* by ?draajvlsta. Th? ?n*?> eent p*tak?t to ?aoa?f?t far aa ortll ?swry imalea Thelaatlly feaatla, U ??*,??. eoatala* ? *?ot>?? ?str? ??*??* WANTED 1,000 Tonn Sumac For which the H ?hear* ? *f?th Price will be ??aid. J. G. HUBKstlMP OO?