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FREDERICKSBURG VA.
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
ONLY TRI-WEEKLY IN VIRGINIA.
Corare aaarty thirty oounties in the First. Third,
a-raoth and Eighth ?3on_i isaional Districts, and
Koas to subscribers at nearly 600 poatnfflcaa.
Transient Rats?.
Fur say sisa ad.. 1 insertion, joe. per inch.
Raadin?t notices. 10c. per masawrHI line, first in?
sertion: 6c. per Un? for each subs?quent one.
(actuaries or reliirious notice? of antartaln
ssmts. etc., charged Tor at one-half ratas.
Lettars recammeodirui or adrer_aiar candidates
far ofBoe mast he paid for.
All communications of every character should
fas sifctr??d to Tun Fais Lance. rYesWrlcks
bur_. Va.
Subscription $1.50 Per Year, In Advance
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1909.
ALL EYES ON SPtXTSYLVANIA.
The eyes of the State an- turned
towards Spotsylvania. After next
Tuesday she will either be adver?
tised through the State press as pro?
gressive or behind the times. If her
citizens, after all that has been said
jwxd .published on the subject, go to
the polls and a ma?k>rity cast their
vote against the bond issue, then the
county will be eliminated from the
good roads movement and those in
terested will turn their attention to
other counties mon1 alive to the
spirit of the times. Between now
and election day ?.'very prominent
m in in Spotsylvania. whose opinion
and influence carry any weight,
should declare himself on the bond
isaue. There should be no dodging,
no shirking, no indecisiveness. This
is a time when Virginia eapeela every
public spirited Spotsylvanian to do
his duty. To vote down the bond
isaue will be. to use the language of
Fouche, Napoleon's celebrated chief
of police, "worse than a crime, it
will be a mistake." And it will
be a mistake n??t easily reme?
died, because all over the Common?
wealth the cry will go forth that the
county of Spotsylvania has proved
herself a stumbling block in the
march of the good roads movement,
which is the march of progress and
prosperity. The pride of the people
should be aroused.there should be no
hesitation, no apathy, no staying
away from the polls, but every man
in favor of the proposition should
be a volunteer worker for its success.
As we said in a recent issue, it is the
"paramount issue" of this fall's cam?
paign, so far as Spotsylvania is con?
cerned. This is the last word this
paper will have an opportunity to say
on the subject. For five years or more
we have hammered away on the neces
aity of doing something to secure
permanent roads. With what suc?
cess our efforts and those of others
interested in the subject have been
expended will be told in next Tues?
day's vote. Our final advice to coun?
ty voters is to vote for the bond issue
and not retard your county's welfare
by lack of nerve. Remember, the
eyes of Virginia are turned in your
direction.
GIVES HIMSELF UP
AS TRAIN ROBBER
Tells Philadelphia Policeman He
is Lewistown Bandit.
Philadelphia. Oct. 29. ? Declaring
that bis conscience had got the better
of him and that he was tired of trying
to evade the law, a neatly dressed
man. who gave his name as Thomas
O'Brien, surrendered himself to the po
lice, saying he was the highwayman
who. single-handed, held up the Penn
sylvania railroad express train In the
wild gorge of the Lewistown Narrows
early on the morning of Aug. 31 last.
The roan, after making a confession
to Detective Doyle, was locked up
pending a hearing.
The manner of the man and the un
usiial method of his surrender have
led the detectives to believe that his
mind is affected or that he la accus?
tomed to excessive drinking. He was
careful. ?>eiore he gave hlmsolf up to
the police, to And out if the man to
whom he surrendered. Reserve Police
roan Black, was married. He said that
Inasmuch as a large reward had been
offered for his capture he wanted to
give preference to "some man with a
family, to whom the money will be of
some use." O'Brien declsred his loot
consisted of UM In pennies.
$500,000 GIFT FOR YALE
Will of Wilkes-Barre Physician Con?
tains Large Bequest.
Wilkes-Barre. Pa.. Oct. 29.?By the
terms of the will of the late Dr. Levl
I. Shoemaker, of this city, which was
filed for probate. Yale university is
given a bequest of over $500,000, to be
used in the medical department of the
Institution.
This sum will revert to the univer?
sity upon the death of his wife, who Is
to enjoy the proceeds of the estate
during her life time.
In addition to this several bequests
are made of sums ranging from $50u0
to $7500, among, those remembered be?
ing the Home for Friendless Children
In this city and James S. Allen, a col
lege chum.
FOUR LYNCHED FOR MURDER
Mississippi Farmers Take Vengeance
For Killing of Peddler.
Meridian. Miss.. Oct. 29.?W. H. Pal?
mer, a Kemper county farmer, report
ed that four colored men had probably
been lynched In Kemper county as a
result of the murder of a peddler
named Kahn. Kabn's head was sev?
ered, from bis body with an axe. and
after his money and goods were stolen
the body was placed in his cart and
the horse started down the road.
White farmers, who found the horse,
cart and body, also discovered some
of the stolen goods in a colored man's
cabin. Four colored men were charg?
ed with the errase, and one is said to
have confessed. Implicating the othbr
three.
Gambler Shot Dead by Wife.
Reno, Nev.. Oct. 29?-A. E. Tal bot.
millionaire gambler, widely known all
along the coast, was probably fatally
shot by his wife after a violent qnar
r?* over a divorce suit which she in
tended to file.
TAFT RUNS AWAY
FROM RIVER FLEET
Was Six Hours Late and Start?
ed to Make It Up.
ENTERTAINMENT PUNS UPSET
The Twenty-five Governors snd 177
Congressmen Deserted Boats For the
Railroad to Overtake the President.
Again Left in the Lurch at Green?
ville.
Vicksburg. Miss.. Oct 29.? President
Taft ran away from the Mississippi
deep waterway ileet. and part of the
crowd tried investigating the Misais
sippi from the windows of a railroad
train. The twenty-live governors and
Iks 177 congressmen were among
thos?? who deserted the fleet for seats
In Pullman parlor cars. The whole
trouble arose through the bungling of
t)he St. bonis Business Men's League
In arranging the schedule for the trip.
They totik the maximum speed of the
fastest boat In the Taft fleet and the
mlroimum of the slowest, added them
together, divided by two and accepted
the result as an a\*?rage speed for
their running schedule, It never oc?
curred to them that this average was
greater than some of the old stern
wheelers could do.
The governors and the congressrm-n
found themselves hopelessly behind
the president's boat. The president
was scheduled to reach this city at 3
o'clock in the afternoon, and when he
had started out to make his own way
he was six hours late. The governors
and the congressmen knew that Vicks?
burg had made big preparations for
their entertainment, and they were a
mighty peevish lot until after the rail
toad suggestion ?-ccurred to several of
them At that time the governors' boat
was the last In the line. The twenty
?es executives had the pleasure of
watching ea?h of the big tubs pull
past her. The congressmen, however,
were not in a much better shape.
Congressmen as Strap-Hangers.
The governors, congressmen and a
boatload or two of the deep waterway
rooters were dupmed out upon the
Greenville levee, and then there was
a fifteen-minute trolley ride into the
town. Congressmen were hanging by
straps, while many a rear platform
was loaded with governors
Greenville won't ever get over the
excitement. She was not expecting
any distinguished visitors and she al
most tumbled over herself to get a
good look. The special train was wait
ing. and the entire'crowd of congress?
men and governors were landed In this
city. The president arrived on the
lighthouse tender Oleander, seven
hours late. The congresamen and mpf.
ernors had carried out the early pirt
of the program here, and the president
arrived In time to attend a dinner and
deliver a brief address.
The president left again at midnight
on his boat, and at that time the con
gressmen and the governors were
standing on the levee straining their
eyes to catch a glimpse of the lights
on their boats up the river Most of
the congressmen and governors allow?
ed that they would try the water
again, but they were several shades
less enthusiast!?- over the Mississippi
as a deep waterway than they were
before the Junket started.
STRANGE ILLNESS IN SCHOOL
Forty Students Rushed to Atlanta Hos?
pitals Suffering From Disease.
Atlanta. Ga.. Oct. 29 ?Forty students
of the Georgia Military academy, mar
this city, were -ushed to the city suf?
fering from an illness which has at?
tacked the school in epidemic form.
They were distributed among several
hospitals. The nature of their illness
has not been learned.
Escaped Earthquake; Killed by Auto.
Greenwich. Conn.. Oct. 29. ? Ten
year-old Joseph Cotrone was run over
and fatally Injured by Or. A. W. Kline,
health officer, in his automobile. The
hoy died later in the hospital. During
the Messina earthquake young Cotrone
had escaped from being buried alive
by Jumping out of a window and IB
sisted In the rescue of his family, who
were still In the building.
England's Largest Cruiser Launched.
London, Oct. 2?. -The Indefatigable,
Great Britain's largest armored cruis?
er, was launched at the Devonport
yards. She is of 19.000 tons burden
with 45,000 horse power and an est i
mated speed of twenty seven knots an
hour. The new fighter Is 570 feet long
She will carry ei?ht 12 inch and twen
ty 4-inch guns.
Gun Mounts For Battleships.
Washington, Oct. 29.?A contract fot
the manufacture of four 12-inch gun
carriages has been awarded by the
navy department to the Bethleherr
Steel company, of South Bethlehem
Pa., at a total cost of $209.428. Thes?
mounts are for the new battleship?
Wyoming and Arkansas.
Tobacco Grower Fsars Violence.
Lexington. Ky., Oct 29.?O. A. Simp |
son. a Grant county tobacco grower
whom soldiers aided in shipping hit
75,000 pounds of 1909 crop a few dayi
ago. will move to New Mexico becaus?
he fears violence by night riders.
FOR SALE
A beautiful home and store, well
stocked with goods, situated at Pen?la
Station, Caroline Co., Va, on the R.,
F. & P. R. R., 40 miles from Richmond
and 27 miles from Fredericksburg. It
contains 63 a^res with a large hand?
some dwelling, a beautiful yard, well
shaded, and all necessary outbuildings,
&c. The store house is new and very
large, with two large ware houses. The
location is considered the best in the
county. A large planing mill plant
and excelsior mill are in full operation
here, employing a big force or hands.
This, with the many sawmills in the
neighborhood and the patronage of the
prosperous farmers, makes it a first
class business stand. ?
I have been engaged in the mercan?
tile business here for thirty-five years
and bave enjoyed a large public patro?
nage. It is not my wish to discontinue
the business for lack of trade, but only
to retire from the business.
For price and terms and further in?
formation, write or call and see me."
My address is,
J. H. Blackley,
Pen?la, Caroline "Co., Va.
oct23,30l
LOCAL MARKETS.
(Corrected by Simon Hirsh & Bro.)
Wheat. $1.06 to $1.15; corn, 68 to 70:
meal, $1.76 to $1.85; oats, 45 to 60; old
hena, live, 11 to 12; spring chickens, 13
to 13 1-2 pound; eggs, 26 to 27; lard, 11
to 13; ducks; live,8 to 10; turkeys, live,
12 to 13; batter, 15 to 25; country hams,15
to 18; Irish potatoes, 60 to 75, lambs,
$2.50 to $4; hides, green, 6 to 7; dry
salted, 8 to 9: dry hides, 10 to 14; calf
skins No. 1, $1.00 to $1.25; baled hay,
$14 to $17 per ton; leaf sumac, 70 to 7f>,
per 100; live hogs,6 1-4 to 61-2;beef,Iiv?
weight, 3 to 4; pork, 6 to 6 1-2; wool,
28 to 30 per lb; veal, 5 1-2 to 6; sweet
potatoes, 60 to 65.
WILL FIGHT THE
LAZY MAN'S BUG
Rockefeller Gives $1,000,000
to Eradicate Hookworm.
COMMITTEE OF 12 IN CHARGE
J Oil King Decided to Go After the
Hookworm In a Scientific Manner
After Making Personal Inquiries a?
to the Possibility of Fighting It.
New York. Oct. 2!? -John D. Rocke
f?ll?>r has given a million for the erad
lcation of the hookworm, tli?' l.i/y
man's bug of the south. The disburse
i ment of the money will rest with a
| committee of tyelve, of which John D.
I Rockefeller. Jr.. Is a member.
The Idea of going after the hook
worm in a scientific manner present?-'!
Itself t?i Mr. Rockefeller some months
ago. and since then he has been male
! ini? Inquiries personally and through
j his agents as to the possibility o(
fighting it. A week ago Frederick
T. Ostes, one ot Mr Rockefeller's
agents in this city, sent tel?<grams to
some of the men with whom Mr.
Rockefeller had spoken on the sub
Ject of the hookworm, asking them to
???mie to his office her?? and talk the
matter over,
The summons was addressed to Dr
William B. Welch, professor of path
ologv In Johns Hopkins university and
president of the American Medical as
soctaMon; Dr Simon Flexner, dire? tor
o? the Rockefeller institut?'; I>r
Chsrles W. Stiles, who Is chief ?if ths
division of zoology in the I'lilted
States public health and marine hos?
pital service, and the discoverer of
the American species of book worn ;
Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, president of
the I'niverslty of Virginia; I>r DavM
F. Houston, chancellor of Washington
university. St. Uiuls; B. P. Claxton.
professor of ???tut ntitm In the I'tmir
sit y of Tennessee; J. Y. Joyner. state
superintendent of education in North
Carolina and president of the National
Educational association. Walter H
Page, editor of the World's Work; Dr
H. B. Frlssell. prindpal of Hampton
Institute.
The ?-ommittec spent most of thr-dny
in discussion, and at the end of it
dispatched a letter to Mr. Rockefeller,
accepting his ??immisslon and agreeing
to serve on the board, which t h ? ? y
name', "the Rockefeller commis?-: n
for the eraillcation of the hookworm
disease."
The commission will meet again for
organization and for the mapping oui
of tli?- work which It has set out to ?!).
DISCOVERSTWW
"DOPE" FOR BUTTER
Conn's Bacteria Makes Strong?
est Taste Like the Best.
MlddUtown ('?un.. Oct. 29.?Profes?
sor H. W. Conn, of the bacteriology
department at Wesleyan university, an?
nounced th?' .iSCOTSry of bacteria
which, added to the inferior brands of
butter, will make them rival In taste
the finest outputs of June butt? r S- ?
eral years ago he discovered bacteria
which would ripen butter At first the
farmers laughed at the Idea of rip? n
Ing butter by this method, but noev all
are using Prof?*sor Conn's bacteria or
a substitute for them.
TRAIN RAN AWAY
One Killed When It Fell Over Tram
road Embankment.
Pfttaburg. Oct. 29.?One man was
killed and four others were lnjur-d
when a train on a mountain tramio.nl
i an away and went over an embank?
ment at Dunbar. near here.
The train belonged to the Tristate
Lumber company, and the five ru n
were employes of that concern.
Physician It Drowned.
Cambridge. Md.. Oct. lt.?Dr. Ciar
ence Nichols, formerly a practicing
physician of Baltimore, was drowned
in Brannock's bay. where he was nip
perlng for oysters. Dr. Nicholr ? ?s
subject to attacks of vertigo, and li is
supposed that he was seized with one
of these. The first Intimation his fa n
lly had of the accident was the skht
of the boat adrift. A search r?
the body lying in the dear water of
the little bay.
Trampled to Death by Horse.
Hurrlsbu g. Pi. Oct. 29. ? Ralph
Leach, aged three years, was tramitl>>?l
by a horse in Iks itTaXtl In front ?if
his home at LsmojrfiS ?nul ?II?-?! in the
Harrisbiirg hospital. The child's skull
was crushed.
Girl Routs Night Riders.
Lexington. Ky.. O? t. 29?A girl na.-n
ed Kreltz. armed with a double li n
reled shotgun, put to flight forty night
riders when they broke down the door
of her father's house In Maaon county.
Mother and Son Asphyxiated.
Chicago. Oct. 29.?Mra Charles H.
Bdgecomb and her four-yearold son
were found dead In their home. Ths
room was filled with gaa thst had es?
caped from a Jet.
A CARD
To My Fellow CitUens of Fredericks
burg, Va
A large number of my friends haveask
ed me to become a candidate for the
office of Commonwealth's Attorney for
city of Fredericksborg and at their solici?
tation I have decided and hereby an?
nounce myself as a candidate for that
position. Of course my success at ?he
polls In November depends upon the sup
port of my friends and I earnestly **sk
that support. If elected I shall with my
beet ability endeavor to p?'rform the
dnties required of this position, and I
shall execute those dnties without fear
or favor Respectfully,
Wm. W. Butiner.
A PACING BUSINESS FOR SALE
As I am going to leave the city I of?
fer for aale privately the business of
the Coionial Hotel, Beckwith's old
stand. Price right; terms to suit If
necessary possession given at once.
Apply to W. F. Wenger, Prop.
Colonial Hotel, Commerce street, Fred
ericksburg, Vs. lo28-3tao27-4t
ANNUAL SUPPER SALE
Ladies' Aid Society of Trinity church
will give their annual supper and fancy
work sale at earner's old stand, .Enter?
prise Building, on Main street, Friday
Nov. 12.
FOR RENT
Two large rooms on Commerce street,
in the Chiehester building, over A. B.
Botta & Co. 's office. These rooms are
suitable for offices or living roomi.
Apply-to J. Conway Chiehester. 1-3-tf
MONEY TO LOAN
In sume of $300 and upwards, real
estate security. Apply to Chiehester &
Chiehester, attorneys. Is tf
CORPORATION TAX
FRAUD CHARGED
Two Men Accused of Conspiracy
Against Government.
MAKE CONCERNS IMMUNE
It Is Alleged They Could and Did Not
Intend to Furnish a Safe and Hone.t
Scheme by Which Corporations
Could Escape the Ta?.
Wilmington. 1>.I . I >? I '-"? A deputy
Uaited Blatas Bsaraaal arrestad <?eor?<?'
! \V. Dorsoy. Jr. und Kniest 1. S Squire
under the in w tnriff a?-t. on a jrarraai
Isaaad by United stHtes Attorney
Nields They are chained with Si
temptlai to commll an OsTeose agalast
the I'lllled Slates government bj SOB
spiring to devise a scheute an ! nil II? S
to defraad Joseph A Arnold, <t? Mi ?
j York, and dottier men. ol their proper
: tv by falsely representing to then
[ through letters seul ihrooch tas mails,
| that they would adviss a safe way
through whit h ail corporatiaas liabli
to the new corporation tax would It?
made exempt from the payment of
the tax
T1h? warrant states that th.' accused
"well knew and understood that they
rooM and did not intend to farnisb S
'safe and hoaest achetai by which ta?
' (orporatinns ?oubl socape the las."
The a.t.ntioii of tin? (overasaenl of
Iclals sras Bral ?ailed to las scaesas
l by an advertlseneal in a New York
newspaper "f Bepi I last whi< h road:
".Ml eorporatloBB are liable to the new
, United statt s i;?\ Reports das soon;
fine and Imprisonment for false re
IKtrts. Our way makes you exempt, and
la boaest sad safi Lawyers' Title <v
Trust rampaay, wrlniington. Del."
The defendants deay all lateatioas
ie the law, or of attempting to
induit' others to do so, lajrias that
' their i: ' to SCl as advisers
!rint? Un n?
re porta to the government for
tin annual fe oi 110, aad that they
hail seal out a number of postal carda
us asklag f"r Information
t them tu complets the r?
that their method was
stocpl) where ths charters permitted.
to advise corporatiaas to imitase the
[number ol members In tin- board o(
directors give them s?>n>. work to do
sill ili.-n pay them for their services
in such proportions as would redoes
the Del earnings or the corporation to
! |.*>imhi aannally Tl
! snd that it would render th.' payment
? of tin tax oaaecesaary
They were held by Magistrate Ha**
Inss aatfei 12000 bail for a preliminary
bearing next Tuesday.
WILL FACE DR. COOK
Bsrrill Says He Will Disprove Mount
McKinley 8t?ry.
Hamilton. Moat Oct Ml?E. N. liar
rill stated that ho would be near the
platform when Dr Frederick A Too';
makes his Speech here, prepared to
argue every point that the explorer
may bring up in attempt. 1 eaatrover
, Blon of Barrill's affidavit that in c ak'a
. Mount MeKinley ?limb he failed I i
reach the summit Harrill Is bitter In
; bis denunciation of I)r. Cook and r i
iterates that he told the truth In hi?
affidavit.
General Robert P. Hughes Dead.
Philadelphia. Oct ft.? Major 0?B
eral Robert P. Hughes, I' S A retir
ed. die dat his home .'.sil Ororbrooh
avenue, from a complication of throat
diseases. He had been 111 for some
time. General Hughes was born In
this sti.te and was s reatyoBS years
of age. At the outbreak of the Civil
War he entered the army as a private
in the Twelfth Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry. His enlistment dated from
April 2:.. INl! He was annotated a
first lieutenant Oct. 11. IM and rose
during the progress of the rebellion
to be lieutenant colonel of the Pean
sylvania infantry, fropi which h<- was
honorably discharged June H 1S>;.rt.
Drops Dead at Friend's Funeral.
Shamokin. Pa.. Oct M Mrs. Oe iff?
Nye was among a lar,-' nsmber <>f
mourners sccompaayiag the body ol
Mrs. John McColluni to the cemetery,
when the Maser, thinking thai bei
friend's body would so?in bs lowered
Into the grave, ?tew so overcome with
grief that she Tell to the sidewalk In
a paralytic fit and died.
Archduke's Son Arrested as Swindler.
Paris. Oer. 29 - A man about tw.-nty
years oM, who says he Is called Count
Cubata. but who Is really Arcbduks
Karl Heinrich, son of Archduke Otli??.
and a woman, aged fifty yf-ars. who
was married to ?"mint ?"ubata In 1!? i5.
have been tTTttttd on the charge of
nriadltag tradosasa.
Woman Killed by Broken Needle.
BooatOB N .' Oct. 29.?A broken
neeill" in her I,,m I caused the death
of Mrs. Ell?'i High, of this pla ???.
When the hainl began to swell it was
thought ths Medie point would work
out. hut Mood poisoning soon spread
through her system.
Headquarters For All
Kinds of Leather
8ol? Uather, Hid?-?-, Stripe and Blocks,
el'hnr H?>ml-irk l?rO?ah,
Ha'npse l>>Hth?r. IWIttna and Larln?,
f'a't rtktn? and Blarksailtb Ap-ois.
* f don'i handle an} tlilojr bul ?V It- ?t
All BD??r?'it?-ed t?i _?'??? perfect ?.<?'i?Mr.
tl D as tu p''e? ?, etc tf.
John G. Hurkamp Co.
FOR 8ALB-FOR RENT
IV? -{?alii?? -cHiilem-M on ('bar?es street
f -f -a'e Price and trm? reaaooable
(1 ? d residence, with modern Improve
in-iita.on Prince Edward street, for rent.
?Vy ds-lrable Applv to
Jan VT. Allison, Jr.
Fredertcksbnrg, Va.
WANT EGGS, POULTRY, AC.
We hsve opened a produce business
at ?505 Commerce St., next door to Park
Hotel. We will pay highest cash prices
for all kinds of country produce. Bring
us your ezgs, poultry, etc. Eastern
Prod? Co., K. D. Fritter, Mgr. tf
FOR SALE OR RENT ON FITZ?
GERALD FIELD
Attractive lots for sale, two new
houses for rent. Apply to R. C. L.
Moncure or Welford Limerick, Fal
mouth. Va. olf>-6t
REAL ESTATE WANTED
We have buyers for real estate on
Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.
List your property with us at once.
Piedmont Real Estate Agency,
tf Fredericksburg, Va.
MONEY TO LOAN
In sums to suit on good security. Ap?
ply to Loe J. Graves, attorney ltf
Largest Mail Order
; Liquor House in Sooth
Fairfax?Co.
423 Ei g Street
ALEXANDRIA. VA.
Wholesale ani Retail
Liquor I) a 1er s
We want to place before the intelligent reader and those who
have a knowledge of what whisky should be our leading brand
LORD FAIRFAX
Bottled in Bond
$1.25 Per Full Qt. or $1.00 For Fives
It has no superior and is guaranteed as the best mediciia) whisky
by the physician, the public and th=) press.
We carry a tremendous stock of liquors of all grades and prices,
some of which we submit for your consideration:
A Few Brands of the Best ^hisky
Per Gallon
Family NeK-tar. $1 78
Clover Ia'h?. 1 50
Old Maryland Rye. 200
Martin Rye. '-' 25
\XXX Baker. 260
Corn Whiskey.*l 50. $2. $2 r?o. $2 gal.
OLD LORD FAIRFAX
Per Gallon
Good M any $."i Whisky sold today.
Old Reserve Stock, pure c f\g\
( io \?'HrH old) per gal y ""
Equal of any $7 \Vhisk> on the market
$4.00
w
S
TRY A GALLON OF OUR
$.200 Whisky
Sherwood i7 yetan old) .
Jubilee
Braddock
Braddock (S years old).
Hannisville
(7 year.* old)
Lord Fairfax '
Ht. Veroon
Mall Whiski .
Per Gallon.
. .*', 00
. 300
.
..5 00
. 800
. S 60
. I (Ml
. 4.00
$2.60 and $8.00
Whi Kies In Small Lots
Per Qt,
Sherwood (7 years old). .$1 oo
Three Feathers. i 7."?
Braddock (6 years old). . 75
Hannisvill?? " . 7ft
Lord Fairfax (7 .war* old) . 1 4H>
Mt. V??rnon " . 1 imi
Overboil. . ] imi
I'ntr? y's Malt . 1 imi
All goods .?hipped by erares? in plain boxea. Bell
Phone 136. Hume Phone 187.
423 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
(tk? Cash Must Accompany All Orders.)
Our $2.0(1 Whisky Has no Equal. Once Tried Always Used.
SCRAPPERS MEET TODAY
Jeffries and Johnson Will Talk Over
Details of Proposed Battle.
New York. Oct 29 It will be known
i today Just when and where Ja? k John
i son and James J. Jeffilees will fight
' to decide the heavyweight champion?
ship of the world. By mutual agree?
ment there will be a meeting between
the rival pugilists at.Jhe Hotel Albany
at 3 o'clock this afteTuomi fur ths par
pOM nf talking ever the Important*de?
tails of the pmposed matin, arranging
a date and place for the groyatai bat
I tie, for signing of articles, posting for?
feits and clinching the m%f h
That the fight wil! not I,.. bttd until
some tlm?j next spring Is a foregone
conclusion, as Jeffrie? expressed him?
self as not being prepared to battle
until then.
HER ONLY FEAR
At 154 Woman Thinks Smoking May
Shorten Her Life.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct 29 Mrs In
dlsna Hiigsn. \<>i years old. regrets
that she has hOM a smok'T for eighty
>ears She is afraid It will shorten her
life. Mrs. Hogan was In Kansaa City
SBTOttta lO the Ozark mountains for
the health of her "baby." a son, sev?
enty on?' years old. He Is In 111 health,
while his mother is tall ami eren and
the possessor of an Inexhaustible sup
ply of nerve.
TAFT?A?TY
ASTONISHES MEXICAN
Editor Worried by resident's
Negligee Attire.
Mexico City. Ott. 29. The editor o
Kl Kaskabel, of Guadalajara, one o
Hi?- leading provint lal newapapers 01
M?xl??i. all?nil"?l the Dlaz-Taft meet
ing at Bl Paso and published an sdl
torlal which Is causing much comment
In official tir? les. He says:
"Rem?>ml)"rlng the ex?'urslon of the
white s?|iia.irnii through all the seas
;?n?l ixiiirsliiii that cost millions ol
dol?an? and was solely an extravagance
Of ?ist?'iitatl(in tu a?t|iialnt the world
of the wealth of the Yankee. I hail
hoped tli?' executive, Taft, would bring
to the fron.ier a regiment of soldiers
spleinliilly dressed, a good battery Of
artillery and a resplendent staff, but
i.h. tbsre \v.?n a sad I'ontrast. While our
' nt went adorned In his grand
uniform of a general, made In Paris
at a cost pf 2'> ?"m francs. Preslib-nt
Taft wore S tait that did not seem to
be his ?iwn. due to Its looseness; his
collar was wl tad by perspiration, and
there was not the ?lightest Impression
ttf elegance. Ha want in a coach lit
might ha\e beta one of public hire),
while our pn-ci-l? nt iode In a splendid
landau, anil the soMtataV, the Mexicans,
were In gala dress, with well polished
?hoes and well brushed clothes. Those
of our neighbor were In leggins, yel
low shoes, khaki clothes and. what Is
the worst of all. In 'undershirt.'
"Ht?w shall this American negligee
bs Interpreif-rl? Waa It to make evl
lient tli?- !r< eriom of the Yankee? Was
if |o contrast the simplicity of the
opulent wltii the splendor of the poor?
or. might It not have been to signify
the little Importance that they con?
ceded to the ceremony?"
Life Sentence For Wife Murderer.
Lansing. Mich . Oct. 29? Lying on a
conch, from which he waa too 111 to
prise, Claude L. Thayer, twenty-seven
roan old. v.ho shot and killed his
wife and tasa attempted suicide last
July, waa sentenced in the circuit
court here to servo a life sentence In
Jackson prison Thayer's Ni?eas ia the
result of the bullets he fired Into his
head.
Preacher Sentenced For Bigamy.
Walla Walla. Wash., Oct. 29.?Rev.
Frederick M Ward, pastor of the Bap?
tist (biirch at Preewater. Ore., plead?
ed guilty to blRnmr and was sentenced
to five yearT in the penitentiary. He
admitted having wives in North Caro
Una. Tennessee and Kentucky.
General Coppinger III.
Washington. Oct. 2??-Brigadier Gen?
eral J O. Coppinger, retired, Is seri?
ously 111 with pneumonia at his Wash?
ington residence. His advanced age
cauces his physicians apprehension aa
to the outcome of the malady.
THOMAS. *__? ?4
820 MAIN STREET.
Little Boya 9 to
13 1-2 School Shoes,
warranted to wear,
all solid. 98e
Where can you find
such shoes at the
price. Same as ..the
?hove in 1 to 2,$1.25
Same as the above
in 2 1-2 to 7. $1.50.
If there is an inch
of shoddy in these
poods we will re?
fund your money.
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Misses' Kid and Box
Calf, made by the
same factory, with
the same leather as
used in Little Gents'
and Boys'.
Children's 9to 11.98c
Misses' 11 1-2 to
2 1-2. $1.25.
Women's 3 to 7,$1.50
If you want Shoes
of any kind, we ad?
vise you to come
here.
THOMAS, The? Md
920 MAIN STREET.
WILL DISMISS T.E CROOKS
C ?? ?? tor Loeb Will Clean Out the New
York Customs Service.
N ra York, <?< t t%, Colls tor I.oeb
r-.n ! Bpcrial Cbirassl W. W'lcUiara
i linllteil thai the CUS POM ser
; h;? a with giaft.
? to know the truth
ef the story ol how customs officials
"n?xirlt rs Into plain embezzle
runt so I ho? iliff'- ? nt grades of cus
tons rates pick las pocket of th" treas?
ury, an.I touch lightly on the facts.
Ths redara! officials are planning an
lavestigmtlOB t? > sweep the service
ck n Tall time, they say. the Im
; - will not be made the scape
goats. Few rrootted officials have
promises Of immunity, the word went
out. Th?- general program adopted coa
templates the discharge of suspecte?l
olflt ials, big and little. "{Jome to me,"
was the advice Loeb sent out to mer
chants ami citizens that have been
gouged.
FLOWER NAMED FOR TAFT
ta a Chrysanthemum. Pure White, Me
dium-Size Bloom of Great Beauty.
Washington. Oct. 29.?"The I'resl
?lent Talt" holds the place of honor at
the annual chrysanthemum show of
the agricultural department. This was
foremost among the new varieties, be?
ing a pure white, medium-size bloom.
The PiaaHsal Taft Is a genuine
thoroughbred among < hrysanthemtim?.
It Is not exceptionally large, but the
petals are beautifully formed and grow
In such a manner as to give the en?
tire flower the appeantnce from a lit
tie distance of a solid mass.
Ths Test.
Nell Hal !? A t- :i i_Iri to know
when she ?: in love? IU-lle-1 suppose
when une think* ss much sbnai a man
as she dors shoal her drsesMMkM sas
mny know it Philadelphia Record
Entrancing View.
"What do you think of the view
from the hotel veranda ?"
HMaastlsWttt! I can see four heir
eases ri-_ht from tvherc I sit."-Pitts
!airg Past
He Dared.
Mother-How ?hired you let him kiss
you? Dniighier-1 didu't. mamma. 1
told him that If be kissed me he'd
hare to do It without my consent?Ex?
change.
F. K WHEELER
FUNERAL DIRECTOR ? EMB/U.ME?
Comer Charlotte and Princess Anne
Sta., 'Phone 92, Fredericksburg, Vs.'
Op6T> Nijrbt artf "a*
Teletjraph and Telephone Orders re
ceive immediate attention.
PRODUCE QUOTATIONS.
The Latest Closing Prices For Produce
and Live Stock.
PHILADELPHIA PLOUR quiet;
?later los grades. f4.50w ?75; winter
clear, |[email protected]; city milts, tmstey,
RYE FI.OI'K quiet, at I4.15&4.35
per barrel.
WHEAT stead?; No. 2 red. $1.14*1
L1C
CORN steady; No. 2 yellow, local.
OATS firm: No '.' white, [email protected]??*<-.;
lower grades, 46e.
POULTRY: Live firm: hens, 14<&
14He; old roosters, He. Dressed firm;
choice fowls, 1 tic- ; old roosters. 12c.
BUTTER steady; extra creamery,
er lit
BOOS steady; selected, :i4 & Ifc.;
nearby, JJc; art item It?
POTATOES finn: per bosk.. 60i<65c.
Live Stock Markets.
PITTSBURO (Tnlon Sine!. Yards) ?
c ?TTI.E s? tire; chol? e, t '? t-UsJj 1.
BHEEI' -iriin?: prime jrethera. $4.b?
fj t ;:, eommon, $i.6?>[email protected];
SO; veal calves, Sa
HOOs scflve; |.rlm?> heavies, $3 ?>.'
fil ? i ma, $7.95478; heavy
Yorkers,
I ?-. $7 25C ?-50; roughs
i .
Su. i Je In Sheriff'? Office.
Bailla on Oct H. Deap indent at
the w? nt ?' "th of a brother, i?. put?
Siieri ? C r!- .?? S BrCh*/ committed
snl? fib' m i'o iherlfTs office at th?,
soartho
Hurt Cutting Wood; Dies of Lockjaw
BaUofoataiB? 0., Q? t. 29 - Kzra
llodw t, ? i atooal Victoria, ?Hod ot
lockjaw. W! il? splitting kindling SPOOd
ten ?lays ano a stick flew Into his face
Injuring his ;
Defined.
Johnny \\ !-?? I';i. what Is a prospec?
tive !>rl?lci.'r<Ki!ii? Mr Wise?Well, my
sou, | pros-pert Ivo brtwtgtasst nown
lays Is a .'"inn; man prospecting for
?n heiress.- Punch.
Bricks! Bricks 1
Best gradee of all kinds, made
and burned in Fredericksburg.
Send your orders to E. D. Cole,
Sole Agent, or to
FredericksbnrK Brick Co.
Phone 15 or 276.
Local delivery or F. O. B. ears or
steamboat /
RICHMOND. FnEDERICKSBL'RG AND PO
TOMiC^!iXuDv?M.,?,.li?S.
?Sa! utt*??io%bltt:m. saur, 7*1
. m Ail?*" 10?a?m. daily, local; 1?p. m. werk
d^?. m dX-oc-X TKM p. m. itlhr: 10:0?
"h?ara Adarieksbars;. Southward:
t*S a. m. daily. A. C. L. train; ?1 * s?, wjak
dan. kxaJ; 8:63 a. as. Sundays only, local; KfcSf a.
m daily. S. A. L. train; 12:49 p. m. waak day?.
local; W* p. m- dally, A. C. L. train; 448 p. m.
dally, local: 8:31 p. m . dally, S. A. L. train.
L?cal troca Washlns-ton an??ras HAS a. as. waak
days.
Arrfrals and departoraa not gmrantsad.
W. P. Taylor. Traffic ataaaccr.
C C Co?. As-rat
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8'*' St fi Pa Ave
THE BUSY CORNER"
WASHIINOTOIN, D. G*
Miscellaneous Lot of
$1 50 and $2.00
BLANKETS
m 98cl
? * L
i
Factory sampln??, majority are r-lightly
mussed or soiled
In white and gray only, and mftdetl
very fi e gradee ol'cotton.
Some bar? very fine crochet binding?, ?
and Bome cotton mohair bindings Mlj '
IB
A largH vtiri.'t v of pink antl blue bor- 3L<|
de red blankets among them nmL
11-4 ami 12-4 siz.^suitablefor doubl
beds.
Then?) blanket* are practically aw good
as tho.se taken tif/lit from the wrappers in
which they ?rere p ?eked at the factory.
?Send for thfse at once as th" numl it
is limited, antl if your order is not mailed
soon after this issue of the paper is receiv?
ed you may be too late to have your ?hare
of this exceptional offering.
JKux"
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N?S N V ;.\ N \/ N
300 STOVES
Direct from factory. Merchants, write for
cuts and prices and save money
on Stoves, Pipe and Elbows.
BLANKET
Not the usual size, but the largest size double
Australial Wool Blankets
Regular $4 60 Goodp.
$2.50 Pair
Blue or Fink Borders.
See Our BRASS and IRON
BEDS, RUGS and CARPETS
E.C.NINDE,
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. #
Fall and Winter Dry Goods and Millinery
Thi' fall is passing fast, here we are at the door of winter, with ali
the thoughts of the cominp; cold season and all the pretty things in dr?-ss
that it brings us. Right now you will find us amply ready with srtry
fashionable fabric in Dress Goods, the Newest in Millinery, the most Sty?
lish and Classic Tailored Suits, Separate Skirts and ('?.ats, the largest, and
cheajH-st stock of Blankets, the largest and most economically priced stock
Underwear for men, women and children. In fact everything you would
expect to find in an establishment like this. Below are a few specials we
want you to remember and ask to see:
Our Plaid Blanket Special at $2.25,worth $3.00. Our Ladies' Vest
and Pants Special at 39c, value 50c Our Men's Heavy Fleece
Shirts and Drawers Special at 39c, worth 50c. Our All Wool Dress
Goods Special at 50c, others ask ?59 and 62 l-2c. Our 36 inch Blk.
Taffeta Silk Special at $1, $kl9 value. Our 36-in. Bergs Silk, all
colors, won't split, at $1.00.
Don't buy Suit or Hat until you see ours. It will pay you to give usa l?H?k.
J.T. Lowery&Co.,
DRY GOODS AND MILLINERY
CAPITAL RESOURCES SURPLUS S PROFITS
$60.000.00 $400,000.00 $10,000.00
Constant Growth is Best Evidence
of Satisfactory Banking_
Deposits June 81,1906 .. $ 9,018.99
(First Day.)
Deposits July 21,1906. $ 40,608.09
_(First Month.)_
Deposits Dec. 31, 1906. $118.872.47
Deposits Dec. 81, ?907. $248,402.20
Deposits Dec. 31,1908 ."$270,178.78
Deposits Sept. 1, 1909.. $349,709.36
Last Statement to State Corporation Commission.
3 per cent interest paid on savings accounts. Commercial ac?
counts given every accommodation possible consistent
with conservative banking.
The Fanners & Merchants State Bank
Fredericksburg, Va.
M. G. WILLIS, President. JNO. F. GOULDMAN, Jb., Cashier.
Bank open on Saturdays until 6 p. .m.

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