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VOL. XXIV, NO. 126. FRKDERICK8BTJRG, VA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 1909 PRIOE, 3 CENTB p????????-????????-. -ui??assMssil? i ?maatmmmmmamwmama^mmrmaam Does Not: Stimulate Ayer's ?SarsapariHa docs not stimulate. It does not make you feel better one day, then as bad as ever the next. It is not a strong drink. No reaction after you stop using it. There is not a drop of alcohol in it. You have the steady. even gain that comes from a Strong tonic and alterative. We wish you would ask your doctor about this. He knows. Trust him. Do as he says. / C ?t^7Co~LowelLMa?. What are Ayer'*. Pills.' I.iv?.r HE H?>w long have they been sold? Nearly sixty year*. Do doctors recommend them? Ask your own doctor and find out. Jl)OOCK<?H?OtO n WX atZWt KHBOI tO* I Ed. TIMBERLAKEJhe Shoe Man \ ? Has bigger, greater values tban e\er U-for?*. He controls a for this section some of the beat factory lines on the 1 a market and can make it to your interest, to bay from liim. A s - 9" Women's Kangaroo t'alf, lace, medium weight, ti CA ?a shoe for servicv.?pl.?JU ? Women's Marine t'alf, lace, plain and tipped, a material that remains soft an?I I "7C ft pliable *? IO A Women's Kid Vamp Kelt Lined ?ShiH'fur those v. Im suf- I "*7C fer with old feel . *? ???' 0 Misses' and Children's Royal 9 t'alf School Sh?H-s,'the greatest wearing shoe made for ethe monev, \i to 11 at 1 OC I 11.15; 12 to 2 at.?"fa?-? I Men's Heavy Boots, some s[u-i-ials in ?*L)."id an?l .<:! values. Men's High Cut Lace Shoes in rawhide and tan calf, visco! soles and iip|xrs, shoe for dry feet 8 8 $4.00 fi Hoys' Medium High Cut School Q Sh(H-s. made to wear O AA a and will wear.?fc.VU Q The Waldorf Sh? ??? for nun. Q equals manv shm-s at O CA a dollar more, at .'??? Q K. Stout Lamhertville Snag Q i'roof Cum Moots, a ? CA sure wearer.?*??,>" Q I ?wOl]R fare paid one way if you purchase $15.00, both ? ways if you purchase $25.00, if you live within loo Q miles of this citv. 9 8 Ed. Timberlake, ! 904 Main Street j The Largest Ship= pers in Northern Virginia. I This is the time of the year to look after your roof and we are of? fering CYPRESS SHI NCI. ES at very attractive price?! ami are also selling the well known RUBEKOlI) ROOFINC. which is one of the oldeat and best high grade roofings on the market tod?, ami as it has prover. its worth by years of successful use in this and foreign coun? tries, it is worthy of YOUR careful consideration if you need a roof for your house, barn or outbuildings. In addition to our regular line of Lumber, Laths, Flooring, Siding. Ceiling, Mouldings, Sash, Doors. Blinds, etc., we are having a bis ?It mand for Old Dominion Portland Cement, Rockdale Lim.-and Terra Cotta Pipe, and it is giving us pleasure to be able to ship a splendid Terra Cotta that is manufactured at Alexandria, and we are having a good demand for the larger sizes for Well Linnings, as it makes a cheap and good lining. THE LUMBER AND MILL WORK departments of our business were established in 1X59, and, by continually making lietter buying conditions, improving our facilities for handling everything cheaply, and surrounding ourselves with progressive men that grow up in our business and study the wants of our trade, we are in a position to serve our customers well and give them better vaines than a majority of dealers in larger cities, as our facilities are equally as good and our stocks are fully as largej-et our rentals and general expenses are much tes?, and the Consumer Gets the Benefit of these advantages. Our prices are entirely based on the grades we sell, and, although we have s large demand for both the high and low grades, yet, our care in representing a grade to be just what it is and in Shipping the Grade We Sell has steadily increased our trade, and we believe that a comparison of our Prices and Grades will convince you that we have a well selected stock and that you can get the best values from us that can be secured. Give us a chance to handle your business, and we will keep your orders coming by courteous treatment, prompt shipments and good values. W. A. SMOOT $ CO., Inc. (Successor to SMOOT & CO.) Cameron and Union Streets, Alexandria Va I The Light Question Coel Oil is used in nearly every home in lamps and stoves, and physicians say it is the best of all lights by which to read, except daylight. Is there anything worse than bad oil,which is foul-smelling.causes dim light, smoky chimneys and smuts drapery and furniture?^ XX/Ytti-tcs C C\\\ is the finest illuminating oil in the world and is YVlsIlv W v/II recognized by experts and consumers as a perfect oil for lamps and stoves. White C Oil is inexpensive, as one pint will burn in an ordinary lamp nine hours, costing about l-4c. per hour. White C Oil is safe, won't smoke, sputter, crust the wide nor emit offensive odors. We sell lower gradea of oil, but White C is our best?the best. The Gallon 16c., 6 Gallon Lots 16c the Gallon W. ?U BRANNAN, Sole Frederieksburg Agent. Rural Residents, Why do you continue to keep sums of money at home or about your per<?on, thus tempting the robber or murderer, when this strong and modem bank is anxious to serve you? The newspapers have recent? ly published accounts of horrible crimes committed for the sole pur? pose of obtaining hoarded money. Don't delay; act now. Write for our booklet. "How to Bank by Mail." It tells you how easy it is to have an account with this great banking institution. 3 Per Cent Interest, componnded semiannually from date of de? posit, paid on savings accounts. The Planters National Bank, Twelfth and Hain Streets, - - Eichmond. Va. CAPITAL. $300.000.00. SURPLUS and PROFITS. $1,175,000.00 JNO. B, PROCTOR & CO., NO. 316 COMMERCE ST. Phone 289. PLUMBING, HEATING and GAS FITTING, Tin and Iron Roofing, Guttering and Spouting, Cooking and Heating Stoves. Promptness and Satisfaction Guaranteed. UP-TO-DATE LIVERY STABLB. Messrs. W. J. Jacobs and George Armstrong have formed a copartnership under the style of Jacobs & Armstrnng and have bought out the stables of V K. Wheeler, on Princess Anne Street. We are prepared to furnish fiirst-clasa teams at all times and all hours. Horses bought or sold on commission. We board hones by day or month and they will have best atttenion. Call on us. JACOBS ? ARMSTRONG, Whiter'? Ot? Stand FREDERICKSBURG. VA. MEETING AT OPERA HOUSE In Interest of Bible and Tract Society. The Wutcli Tower l'.ililc and Tract Society, of New York, was represent?*?! st ? roosting si the Opera House hors Sunday afternoon l?y speaking, music and prayer. The chairman was Mr. Eliot H. TkotTosoo, ?'f Washington, formerly of l*'r?*?li*rn*k.*.liiir??. and the speaker, Cl?r? anos EL Fowler, Bible BrhoWii and evangelist. In UM party win? came form Washington wore Messrs. Ciar araos E?. Fowler and wife, W, K. Harp? er, I. A. forana;. T. A. Matsoti. 1. T. Gargill, Win. M.*et/.ier, W. C. Han. Frank Fairbanks, Fred Williams, Eliot H. Thomson, Mr-. Georgia King and Miss Mabel Thomas. Hngadier-Gciicr ul Hall, who whs to DOOOOof the party, sras prsvsntod frnm coming. When Mr. Thomson called the rn.-.-t inji to ?ml?*r there were about four hun ?Iretl i??*?.!?!?? (.resent. He state?! the oh ject of the meeting was to awaken and assist every one intereste?! in the study and undantandaua of the Bible; that'th?? Watch Tower Bible anil Tract Society was animrtsnominstinnolorgan i ?ration of l'nxiklyn.N. V. .who-.?- purpose is the promotion of Christian knowledge and the publication of helps to the study of the lillile After singing and pra*ot ho ?ntr?> duced Evangelist Fowler, who spoke oo "The Fultillmt.nt of OimI's Proroiae." His talk was verv Inte mating. At roas the Stag! bock of him was a "chart of tin? ???es," frtun 1'arailise l.??st to the Tunes of Restitution, from which he ex? plained the [?oints mads from the Bible. A large amount of lit?*rature was ?lis trihuteii. Miss Mal-cl Thomas was the pianist. Ther*? was M ?-<?11**?? 11.?rt taken up, all e\'R*n.*.?'s Doing paul b) the n> ?uty. The party w?*.?* iinii-h pleased at (hoir visit and return?*?! to Washing ton ou a hit?* train. A GENEROUS OFFER Goolrirk Will Refund Your Money if Parisian Sago Doesn't ltani-.li l>an druff. Pretty strong talk.?.?crhaps you'll say, hut it's honest talk, every wonl of it, because if GooWok s Pbarmacy aras not absolutely certain; if th??ydi?l not know from actual results ol?taine?l they coiilil not make su?*h a generous offer. Paria an Sago, which can now be ?>t> tain?-?! in every town in America, i*. alao |ruarantoed to stop falling hair and itch mg scalp. It is the ideal, delightful, rejuvenat? ing hair dressing tliat makes hair grow in abundanee. Parisian Sage is a prime favorite with atoasen because it keeps the hair brilliant ami fascinating, is daintily perfumed an?l is not sticky or greasy. The price for a lar-,'?* Ixittl?* is only M cent? at Goob'kk'sPharmacy,WaMgaa*** aatoea it. Sold everywhere. <>r direct, all charges prepaid, bjf the American makers, (iiroiix Mfg.Co.. Buffalo, N.Y. ARRESTED ON TRAIN Carried Hark to Richmond. Chief Robinson was notified !>y Rich? mond authorities ?Saturday evening to look out for H. Goodman, charged with larceny, supposed to DO on 6?0 train from Richmond to Washington. Officers Robinson, Hall and Sergeant Chichester went to the train Sergeant Chichester and Officer Hall went on l??>ard and recognized Goodman from discription sent. He was taken to police head ?uartera to await arrival of officer rom Richmond. Goodman was dressed in a handsome gray suit and wore two l^rge diamond rings. Later Sergeant Kellam, from Richmond,came and iden? tifie?! the man. He is charged with ob? taining money from W. H. Jones with the promise of giving him a position of $18 (?er week and was to have mrt him at the train at 4:% Saturday afternoon, after obtaining from Jones $10 as a bonus for getting him the position. Jones went to the station and did not find Goodman. He hurried up to Klha just in time to see the train pull out and Goodman in one of the coaches looking through a window. He noti? fied police headquarters and the arrest was the result Goodman acknowledged to Chief Robinson before the Richmond officer arrived that he was the man wanted, but explained he was hurriedly called to Washington to fill an impor? tant engagement and that there was no intention of fraud. He asked for a lawyer in order to adjui?t the case by paying back the money and consulted Attorney W. W. Butzner. It was found that this could not be done and Good? man was locked up and turned over to Kellam Sunday, who took him back on an early train. CORPORATION COURT The case of Walker v. Deshazo for a debt of $55.00 came up in the Corpora? tion court Monday. The jury brought in a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount of his bill. The jury was com? posed of Messrs. Wm. H. Rice, fore? man, W. H. Embrey, G. W. Nash, J. Samuel Burke and Harvey P. Gouldman. C. O'Coraor Goolrirk represented the defendant, and E. W. Carter the plain? tiff. The case of Minor v. Deshazo was dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff. The same attorneys appeared in this case. A QUICK AND PLEASANT TRIP Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thompson and two children, Miss Mattie Tansill and Mr. E. K. Wheeler, left here Sunday in Mr. Wheeler's automobile at 8:20 a. m. for Beaver Dam, Hanover county, reaching there at 11 :'M). The party stop? ped at the home of Mr. and Mrs? J. L Thompson?, parents of Mr. W. T. Thompson, where they took dinner. They left at 2 o'clock and made the journey back by 5 o'clock. The roads were in good condition and no accident occurred to mar the pleasure of the trip. MEMORIAL SERVICES BY PYTHIAN! The joint memorial services held at Pythian Hall Sunday afternoon by the Pythian Sisters and Lodge No. 22, Knights of Pythians were largely at? tended and of an interesting character. Music by the quartette, Messrs. B. F. Bull"Ck, S. B. Quinn, Chas. Wright and M. (i. Willis, Jr., was much enjoyed. Mrs.J.B. Proctor and Miss NoraTroland delighted the audience with a duet, ac? companied by Mrs. W. S. White on the piano. Rev. J. H. Henderlite made an excellent address. The services of the two organizations were very interesting. Mr. Harold Genther presided at the piano. GOVERNMENT SURVEY BOAT A U. S." (loveraient survey boat is at the wharf here and will, it is under? stood, be located here for some time, while the engineering corps is engaged in making surveys in the upper part of the Rappahannock river. LITTLE HOPE FOR BUFIED MINERS 384 Men Trapped by Fire Are Probably Dead. RESCUERS ARE IT WORK Expert? In Oxygen Helmets With Oxygen Tanks Fought Their Wsy? Down Shaft, But Old Not Reach Any of the Miners?Company May Be Blamed For Disaster. ChiTry, III, N.i. la.? Three huxi j <lr?"Kl ?ni ?Msrhtyfour iin-u are prob-1 ?My <i>*?vl in tli?- min?' of the St. l'aiilj Coal row pa ii] bata, where they v,,re trapp..1 liy tire Saturday afternoon.1 All efforts t>i roecM them have so far' fallid. Hot h hIkii of lift? nas I.a r> ? elvtil from tli*- Imprison?.! men. Fire which gutted the two shaft?! hau been smothered, but It Is feared j that tin- men's live? hare been snuffed j out liy that ?Wirt In save them flUB being roasted ah?. Mine experta in oxygen hetosota have made Ire trips dowu In tli. all shaft. Tli?> I-? aehed the ?jecoad v?*ln. level but not mie of th? miners has' beea rea? bed. The helm?-tte.| men, with electric lanterns, and with oxygen tanks ?trapped m their backe, fought theli way ?lown the alrshaft. Dense smoke ?Ulli iio'ire.l from the ?haft when they entered Project!?! timber* had to b* passed, and a ?ave In ?>n f.are.l li> the most ho|i?'ful. 1'ntu Um mlae ?liv ?rs enter the second vein level and -in?..- trapdoor* and the mine can be ? leare.t of smoke, the deadly flrelatni and blachdaap, the experts nay they ?an only wait. Hope toe some of the ?ntombc.l m? n has in -t heea abandoned. The more et ? !. the ?Id t'mers. It U li?>p.?1 have nude tot (he "face." the eadi ??( the Kallerlea and winding room rooms, where the very coal walls may shut out the heavy smoke ami ?xi.? th?ta ?m?- fltrhtlng chance In a thoa sand. Hlame for the disaster may be plac ed ttpoa (he company and It tlvim lecause of Inactivity In the hour that the alrshaft cage was led at the bottom of the lower level. Rvl.len. f along that line wa? given before th? i 'iirom rs Jury at the Iniuest over tti body of John Flood, one of th?? res cners. John Halsherk. engineer of tin alrshaft. admitted that he raise.l htl cage but on??' In the rescue work Strict obcdleni.' to the rules requiring signals for every motion of the rage was offered as hi? excuse. His evidence and that of John Cow ley. engineer of (ha main shaft, cause?! the Jury to doclde upon a thorough probe of the matter of signals. Imps Hence at the two witnesses was shown by the Jurora at their absolutely lit eral Interpretation of their Instruc tlons on the signal code. So serious did the Jury consider the Inactivity of the two engineer? in the crisis that It wa? decided to hear only testimony of the routine facts <<in eernlng the twelve dead officially brought to their notice. The cataetro?toi one ?' t,ie worst In the tilsior | ?it the coal Industry In America, come with the suddenness and fury of a hurricane blast, and it? I fearful work was as quickly done. Shortly after the explosion occurred twelve bodies were taken out. Six ol these were heroes not employed In the mine, who gave their lives In a futile effort to save the Imprisoned mine worker?. When these devoted men had given up their live* It was realized that there was no more hope of res? ii". oml though there waited many who wen ready to make the hopeless attempt to uve their Imprisoned comrades they were restrained and, four hour? after the explosion occurred, tli?' M trance of the mine was sealed In the hope of checking the flames. Will Pardon Blayere of Night Riders Lexington. Ky , Nov. 16.?Oovcit.oi Wlllson Is determined to break up the night rider trouble? In Kentucky. II heroic iiteps on hi? part will sccom pllsh the feat, and to that end he hai notified all farmers fearing an attack to call on him for military aid until the farmers themselves ran mak? preparations to resist the attack, and In addltl'ui li" has pleaded with the farmers to kill any person who at tempt? to Injure their property, off? r Ing as a reward a pardon for the mur derer. Three Dead In Pltttburg Fire. Pittsiuirg. Nov is, Throa dead aad a eoore Injured, seven of th?'in imt haps fatally, was the result of a fire at 42.'i Water street Th?- ihre?-story restaurant and boarding house of Frank ?Miller was burned to the groiiml. and from the ruins there yerf brought three charred corpses, the Identity of which are not known, xf the trio ?am?* to Miller's place and went to bed In oae room, being smth ered and cremated there later. Margaret llllngton Weds. Reno, New. Nov. ir,. ? Miss Mar garet llllngton, a former actress, wh< was divorced on Wednesday fron. Daalel Frohman. a New York theatrl cal manager, was married to Edward 1. Bowes. a millionaire real est?t? dealer of Tarama. The wedding war held quietly In Reno. ? ? ? FORCED INTO EXILE, Win. Upchuach of Glen, Okla, was an exile from home. Mountain air, he thought, would cure a frightful lung racking cough that had defied all rem? edies for two year?. After six months he returned, death dogging his steps. "Then I began to use Dr. King's New Discovery,' he writes, "and after tak? ing six bottles I am as well as ever." It saves thousands Yearly from desper? ate lung diseases. Infallible for Coughs and Colds, it dispels Hoarseness and Sore Throat. Cures Grip, Bronchitis. Hemorrhages, Asthma, Croup, Whoop? ing Cough. 50c and $1.00, trial bottle free, ?guaranteed by. M. M. Lewis MONSTER STRIKE NEXT SPRING Soft Coal Operators Prepare to Force an Issue. 250,000 MEN INVOLVED Mine Owners Demand That Miners Accept a ?eduction of Wj-j's?Work? men Will Oppose Cut, Claiming It Means Abject Poverty. Pittabarg Mo?. 11 ? Although the workini*. agreement between the bltu niiiii.ii? coal operators an.! the [Jolted Min?- Wi'i ken >.f Km rica loes sot ??? p.r- IBtU ?? M \-nil. the op. rOtOTS ai> ,?ii? ad* maklni pi. ?.?iatloaa <i; f..i., un Issue ? 11 m . ii t!i> nslaers that maj result in another great national conflict, in which the miners assert 2.',".?".iners will Join The ktmot intl??ii of Mtumtaaua <"?>al Operators in Ceotral ivnnsylvanla has hold several qulel meetings and dm cii?-.*i inn' ; .*rs that ar<* i resting cos slderable nneaslm i In the mlaors' ? :t that many Inde pendent operators bare attaadsd tt?. 1 every ?-fTort in hoiag ?ads t?> strengthen the assoctatioa to Innituurnte a rombtaed in??v. tm-tit to redoes wages nexl sprta**. The operators ? Inlm that th?-t<* Is un liiBiif?lil.tii innruiti of prnflt for them at Um presen! market price of ? ?ml for which they are eoaipsMad t?> paj M .?lits a t??n f??r mining, an.I the] ?leniHiul that the minffH accept a "r?*a soaable" reductloa, without having agreed among themselves apoa the : 1 ?lit tin theil ??art tho miners are r?s.> etttag tholr fa? ?w against any reductloa la wages They claim that owing to the ?hi? kn>*s? of work and low waces th?*>- art? barely ah??* to make n living for thOBOSlTSa ami families, aad that they will go tu th?* finish h? for?* they permit Mi.-ni ??lie? to i??* pressed ryrar tka boraot lias mi?! Into starvation and abject I..?.? rtv OFFICIALS FOIL LYNCHERS Mob Wanted to Execute Man Whom Little Girl Accuses. Btauntoo, Va Nov IS. ? A mob ?urged about tas city in an attempt to get hol?l of Clifton II?-? k? nrlilK??. a aogro, who is? **;i i ? i to have eoofsaoed repe-ated attempts of criminal assault on the BSTSa ysar-old granddaughter ol George \ Huteaoaoa, hooper of the county prison. I?ut th?* sheriff ami th? chief of poli? ? pint? ? t???l the n<?gr?i from tin* rl??tii< Th.* mob's leaders h?*li??vlng that an attempt would be mads to tak?* Bach cnriiln?. from the < It y by train, had the Arc bolls ruin, to swell the crowd, ami Watched th?? Jal! an?! th?* railway sta t'on. hut ?h? sh? riff ami chief of po ,.f th?? aogro undiT i?. prevented hin ?being lyachad by th? Slimy pssjls Th?* ? -ity lias gatotod down, but fee-Hag Is still str??ng The authorities are carefully guarding Bochea ridge, NEXT HOUSE DEMOCRATIC People Weary of Aldrich Tariff and Cannon, Says Clark. Chicago. X'iv || OoagroaaaMi Champ Claii;. ot Missouri. In a ipeeffTt at the Northwi st.rn Railroad shops In this city, declarad that he hail no doubt that tin? n?*xt eoagrsos woaM he Drnaocratie. ii?* sharply erltldsod the AJdrtch tariff and commented on the CaaaOfl politics, s a.??a g. that "as a political issu?*. 'Uacle Jo?*' Caaaoa !? the lust w.- Daasocrati hav?*. next to the Al.lrleh tariff." Clark's sposeh was mad?* in the In tcrest of F H. Ryan. Democratic can dldate for intiitnns in the district for merly represented in congre-as hy Sen stor 1/orlmer. Safe Dlowers Get $4000. New York. Nov. 15.?A safe was blown open and MOW In cash, bastees a gold wateli ami several checks ami postiifflce moaoi ordi rs wars taken, in the rory heart of the teadorloia. The police knew nothing -if It until I.. I. Laaler, sastataal maaager of the Regal shoe store, at 1.169 Rroadway, entered the store and found the safe open. Thirty Dead in Jamaica Storm. Kingston, Jamaica (delayed In trans mission i. No*. 11 The gr??at storm abated Friday. Reports of the damage done hy the floods and the wind pla-*e the loss at about $7.000.000. The ha nana trade is hanl hit. many of the plantations h?*ing practically ruined. Fully thirty deaths have he?*n report? ed 80 far. John 0?. Carlisle Easier. N??w York. Nor. 15.-John 0, Car Hale, who was secretary of the treas? ury under President Cleveland, was reported as resting more comfortably at St. Vincent's hospital, where he lies seriously HI with acute Intestinal troubles. Old Man Shot Dead; Hunter? Blamed. Washington. Nov. 15. ? Joseph C. 8<julre?, sixty-seven years old, and for many years a clerk In thepenslon bu reau in this city, was found shot dead near his home her?. It I? believe* that hunter? fired the shot. KILLS HER FOE .OF 20 YEARS "The mo?t merciles? enemy I had for 20 years," declares Mrs. James Dun? can, of Haynesville, Me., "wa? Dys? pepsia. I suffered intensely after eat? ing or drinking and could scarcely sleep. After many remedies had failed and several doctors gave me up, I tried Electric Bitters, which cured me com? pletely. Now I can eat anything. I am 70 years old and am overjoyed to get my health and strength back again. ' ' For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Kid? ney Trouble, Lame Back, Female Com? plaint?, it* unequal?*!. Only 50e. at M. M. Lewis'. IMPORTERS ROB U, S. OF DUTY Leslie M. Shaw Says the Prac? tice is General, LOSSES RUI) INTO MILLIONS Ex Secretary of the Treasury Declare? Fraud In Weighing Sugar Is Only One of Many Way? the Government Is Swindled. Philadelphia Nov. II.?Direct from ?}??? who bus held the poeltloa ?>f eac retan of the treaaury, and who is. therefore. In a po?ltlon to kniw ?hereof be speal ! .?Ile M. Shaw. Who ?,i< in the first Rooeevolt ?ahl n.'t came the declarattoa that the .ml analnst the govern i..*nt In the vv? lulling of dutiable sugar I? but one lastaace of a general practice It was explicitly stated by Mr. 6haw that ?m Marly every commodity, and In every port. Including I'hila.Ndphla. there la undervaluation and under w?dglilng which di fraud the govern? ment of mltlloai of dollari annually. Mr Shaa sMld thai he had heard the amount of this loss estimated as high a? 1100.000,000 pet annum, though he believed this to be an OMgaarattoa However, he ?aid whil? an estimate of the eateal or the freed Is li ble. that If I? great Is certain. Denle? He Shielded Tru?t la the course of a long Interview In Which be went In detail Into the dlflV ealtiee which meet the ?Jepertareat in i apprehending the criminals ?bo thai roh the national treasury. Mr Shawl took occasion to deny an Im; which, he said. ha.I beam made by ! Rpeclal Agent Parr, who un?arth?-d the frauds perpetrated ; trtii-t to the . if.. t that the "sugar people" had been prota ted. Re declared that, in koepiac .Mr. Parr from begtaalag this ?jrork years ??jo. when be d'sireil to take it up. ainl?*pu:ning him. Instead epoa wool ?muggllng work, there was no pur DOM to shield the powerful trust that has defraoded the government to an exti nt estimated a? high as 130,009,* 00?. In? Mentally Mr. Shaw told an Inter esting ?ton of \ears of ??[p?riment which hav.. |?. n conducted at the Philadelphia mini to perfect an auto? matic scale which will preclude the possibility of underwelghlng In the future. This scale, he said. Is now per? fectcd tad will save the government a mllllnii dollars annually. Mr Shaw ?poke of the difficulties In th ??iv of obtaining convictions ???ainsi offen,!.!- 'it Is seldom." he said, that a government employe Is crooked, bal they live In an atmor phere that Is unfriendly to the strict enforcement of the law. They meet no one bal Imp.iit.is' agents and custom brokers. If they are tavlted to dinner or to the theater It Is by the represen tatlve ,,f an Importer. Then, in addi? tion, the* ailmlnlstratlve machinery Is so complicated that when frau?l Is discover?..! It Is difficult to get prompt action, anil then, too, the fraudulent lmp?irters are pretty well organized. The large Importera, as a rule, e.re honest, and we relli-d on them." CRAZED IN MINE PRISON Starving and Terrorized Man a Maniac When Discovered. Pittabarg, Hot. IS. Loaf In ?he ?Aben '?"]??.1 wordings of the new Wal? ton iiiitie. ni-ar West Elizabeth, for nearly a ?reek, without food, light or vete? Charles Rodeara, about forty Bid Has fourni by miners lie ?v,is a nivlnif maniac from priva? tion ?? I fear. S?.arching parlies who have explico | the mine almost dally Sim?, be disappeared, long failed to find the missing man. and It was not until In his ?lelirlum he cried out. while a number of miners were deliv? ering |K>sts in the abandoned section, that he was found. The plac?. where- Rodgers was found was passed over at least twenty tines by a ?ear? hing party, and had one of them put out his hand he could not have failed to touch the missing man. Army Officer Builds Aeroplane. Mobil.. Ala. Nov. IS - Lieutenant M. N. RhoadOBi quartermaster at Fort Marra mas. Is constructing an aero plane there, and within six weeks he will make the first test. The aero plane Is somewhat on the order of the Wright machine, but. differing In that he has a number of distinctive fea? tures which are not posseg???d hv any of the preeeai living machines. It Is built to soar. Mad Dog Attacks Boy of 18 Months. New York. Nov. 15?A big Huston bulldog, which went suddenly mail, at tachad and falnlly Injured the eight een months old son of Mrs. Maria Eldlce at her home In a west side ten ?ment. The dog afterward bit two po? licemen who attempted to capture It. The do:? was finally shot and killed. Fatal Plunge In Bicycle Crash. ?evaatan 9t . Nov. 15. ? Pitched headlong from bis bicycle In colliding with a pel Irian, Louis I?afnntalne, of Din fatally Injured. A SCALDED BOY'S SHRIEKS horrified hU grandmother, Mrs. Maria 1 Taylor, of Nebo. Ky., who write? that, I when all thought he would die, Buck ! len's Arnica Salve wholly cured him. ? Infallible for Burns,Scalds, CuU.Coms, Wound?, Bruises. Cure? Fever-Sores, | Boil?, Skin Eruptions, Chilblain?, Chap , ped Hand?. Soon rout? Pile?. 25c at M. M. Lewis'. _ Headquarters For Hides and Calf Skins Ship or bring them to us ana receive Highest Cash Prices. J. O. HUBKA.MF 00. FOUND RING LOST 16 YEARS1 Man's Find of Mother's Wedding Ring . Recalls Boyhood Spanking. Greenwich, Cunt?., Nov. 15.?Sixteen i rears ag<? little Arthur Van Guilder1 fot a good, sound ?-.'?luil.ing for losing his mother's gold wedding ring through a ?Tin k In tin? floor of a house near bla own. Saturday big Arthur Van Guilder, now a grown man ami married, found the ring, ami he ?would like to gal i? st it m Ion for that spank? ing, hut in* dossa'l BOO how lie is go? ing to obtain it. Recently John Tatter, who owned the house began sacaran Ing ander it for a cellar. Boms ??f the dirt was thrown out on tin* edge of the ' sidewalk. In walking along the side? walk Mr. Van Guilder klcked a lump of dirt and ?ml from If rolled some? thing roui Mr Van Guilder upon e*> amlning th. object found that It was a ring, an?! on rubbing tin? ?llrt from ' It discover?.I his mother's Initials on the Inside He hurried home, where all was verified by stombers of bla family. bul the slipper an?! Its work havi* pass, d b.-yiniil r<< all. ABE RUEF GOING BLIND Frisco's Fermer Boss Threatened With Loss of Sight and Deafness. San Fran? isco. Nov 15?Abe Ru?*f. former boss >.f Fiisco, is threatened with total hlln?ln?'ss and deafness. An | operation on his eye will be perform- ] ed. and on tin? success of this will I depend an effort to save his bearing, j Ruef bs bin in the county Jail for a little more than a year, pending an appeal of his case to the higher court. He wan sentence?! to fourteen years' Imprisonment after having been con? victed of the bribing of one of the "boodllng" hoard of supervisors In the case of the OTorhes I trolley franchise. HER H?SB?hT WAS A WOMAN Female Doctor Granted Divorce on Unosoal Plea, flan Francisco, Nov. 15.?Dr. Alice Bush, of Oakland, a well known pay ilciau. was granted a divorce on the unusual plea of fraud in her marriage contract. In plain words Dr Ms! found that she had married a woman, and aha proceeded to be legally fre?*?l by applying for the annulment of thi marriage contract, which was granted. Her husband was R. K. Morgan, a fine looktng rouag mad Irai student of twenty-three, who came here from New York He was not over half Dr Bush's ag>*. but they were constantly together. They were married In 1905, but th" complaint ?Iocs not state when the wife discovered fier husband was not of Adam's sex. ?LYMAN GAGE TO MARRY Former Secretary of Treasury to Wed Millionaire's Daughter. San Diego, Cal.. Nov. 15.?It was an? nounced that on Thanksgiving day, Lyman J. dago, former secretary of LYMAN J. GAGE. the treasury aader McKlaley, win be married to Utas .\'ia Ballon, daughter of George m. nailon. mMoaalrs toa and sple.? Importer. Miss Ilaliou Is a young woninn. Bcmb Hurled at Viceroy of India. HhmSdslsbsrt llritish India. Nov. 15. r.onl Milito the vl??*roy of India, and 1-ady Hiato had what Is bettered to he a asilTOW SScaps from death or Injury, and. following previous out? rages and attempt? at outrage, the In ciilent has ?aiis.?.| grate anxiety. The viceroy and Lady XIlTlto spent the day In driving about the city, and as they passe?! thTOUgb OM of the streets a bomb ?tapsod.*?i only a little dlataaes from their carirage. Police and others, attracted by the explosion, ran up and found a man oa the ground with his hand blown off. Rcbb**d, Then Tied to Tree. ClearfleM Pi. l-far. II. Robert Whlteman was held up and robbed near Hawk Run. After relieving him of all cash and valuables, the high? waymen tied hlin to a tree, where he was found by the state police. One of ihe alleged robbers was captured and locked up. Coffee Kills Woman. Macon. Oa.. Nov. 15.?Mrs. ?George W. Wood died soon after drinking coffee, which physicians say waa pol toned. Her husband Is also very 111, but Ils expected to recover. YOUNG GIRLS ARE VICTIMS of headache.aa well as older women.but all get quick relief and prompt cure from Dr. King's New Life Pills, the world's best remedy for sick and ner? vous headaches. They make pure blood, and strong nerves and build up your health. Try them. 25c at M. M. Lewis'. The Studebaker is built for the man who wants a good wagon. Likely vou will not buy a wagon often,* then buy the best Call for a Studebaker Alma nac for 1910. Decker & Alrich. The highest medical authority on foods, Sir James Crichton Browne, LLD? F..R.S. of London, gives the best reasons for eating more Quaker Oats duces a big-boned, arell-devel ope?l, mentally energetic race. ; His experiment! prove that i oatmeal such as Quaker. Oats not only furnishes the belt food for th?.* human being, but eating it strengthens and en? large* the thyr?)id gland?this gland is intimately connected with the nourishing processe? of the body. In conclusion he says? "It seems probable therefore that the bulk and brawniness of the North? riurs (meaning the Scotch) has been in some measure due to the stimulation of the thyroid gland by oatmeal porridge in childhood." The Scotch eat Quaker Oat* because it i? ?M best of all oat? meals. In an article published in th<* Youth's Companion of Septem? ber 23rd, 1909, Dr. Browne, the great medical auth?-rity on foods, says, about brain and muscle building? "There is one kind of food that seems to me of marked value as t food to the brain and to the whole body throughout childhood and adolescence (youth), and that is oatmeal. "Oats are the most ntttrilious of all the cereals, being richer in fats, organic phosphorus and lecithins." He says oatmeal ?is gaining ground with the well-to-do of Great Britain. He speaks of it as the mainstay of the Scottish laborer's diet and says it pro DELINQUENT LAND SALE The real estate mentioned below, or ?o much thereof a? may be necjeeery to satisfy the taxes, levies, interest, cost?, and charges due thereon, irill be sold at publie auction on the first Monday ;n January, 1910, between the hours of ten in the morning and four in the afternoon, in front of the courthouee of Caroline county, unless the amount for which ?aid lands are delinquent,together with interest, costs and charges, shall have been previously paid. C. T. SMITH, November 15th, 1909. Treasurer of Caroline County. Bowling Green District Name of Person Charged with Taxes WHITE. Downing, Ellen W., Est. COLORED. Dollins, Sarah. I.om.ix, Joseph. Boos, Kittie. Taylor. Frederick. Turner, Samuel. Walker, James. Number Acres 51-4 Acres 11 31 6 9 4 Lot Local Description of Land Downingiville Eagles Nest Downingsvilh Downingsvillc Providence Cit. Travis' Mill Bowling Green Amount Tax?e Due $ 20 41 131 38 78 a 146 WHITE Oesterheld, Ed w., Est, Whittaker, I?. A. Fort Royal District. 38 A. Adj. Wm. Proctor 73 Trap COLORED Farmer? Supply Co. Jone?, William. Reeves, W. H. Sheiton, Reuben. Trustee? Macedonia Club.? Williams, Thomas. 1-4 10 108 3-4 17 1 12 Woodford Rock Stop Howie Eat Joe Brown C. E. Beaaley C. E. Beaaley Madidon District. WHITE Dunn, Mary E. Flippo, J. W, L. K Harriett... Marshall, Nancy. Watkin?, Hasting Est COLORED t. and A. J. Haley 197 1-2 H. F. Colemair 25 Blanton? 205 1-4 H. B. White Coleman, Sophia. Conner, Ida. Cibbs, Geo. L. Rock, Richard. .... Smith, Aubrey. I M m 12 a W. S. Hart L. J. Durrett R. Dew Baity R. Wright Reedy Church District. WHITE Bower?, Chas. E. Est 15 Bower?, Chas. E. Est 149 Chile?, Samuel Est. 16 1-2 Dicken?. Georgianna... 173-4 (ioldsby, Geo. E?L. 85 Head, Luther J. 31 Jeter, Maria. 901-2 Trainham, Larkin. 25 Wright, Lula B. 30 COLORED Fells, Cha?, and Coss... 17 Hamilton, Walter. 20 Hamilton, Walter. 20 Monroe, Charle?. 10 Nelson, Charle?. 4 Nelson, Ryland. Nelson, Jame? W. Nelson, Unity. Nelson, William B. Nelson, York. 6 Starke, Harriet. 10 Starke, Harriet. 2 3-4 Steven?, Benny. 15 Williams, Thornton. 7 Adj. Dawn John Barlow W. T. Chile? A G. Young Susie Harris Re?edy Church Wm. Turner Paul Camp A. G. Young Adj. Lewis TunsUlt T. Hunter T. Hunter Buck Chapman A. Burnett A. Burnett A. Burnett A. Bumett A. Burnitt A. Burnett R. L. Blanton R. L. Blanton W. T. Chiles Duvals SI5U 37? 11 39 3 67 137 105 94 2 37 8 11 91 7 40 2G2 180 72 n 1156 $3 77 6 41 83 86 I? 111 396 62 171 M 1 21 121 4? 'Si 21 ? 21 21 73 97 11 87 A Copy?Teste: ?. R. COGHILL, Clerk. Nov. 15th, 1909. Crowns and Bridge Work a Specialty All Work Guaranteed. Dr. J. Garnett King. IfHTIST. Office-906.1-2 Main St, Fredericks burg. _ W. B. JBMBRE Y [Successor to Embrey & Berryman.l Dealer in Railroad Cross Ties, Cedar Posta, Spokes and Hoops. Keeps con? stantly on hand a large supply of Baled Hay and Mill Feed. Office near Rail? road Depot, Frederickf,burg, Va. Also Agent for Page Wire Fence Co. CHICHESTER S PILLS W?ZT TMI* MiSMl sa? ?a. /. /rfC^ ti^&eZ&leihfa teemmXmmo, ?'"*? '? ??4 >aa <M8 ??a>fc\V/ M ?% w?l Taaa? ax ?Mb??, Sai el teme ~ n ~ 7r f iss* A?a?w*^lq<W-*rans ! C 3 Bill? ?ta sBA-i? HU? wTs* la? B )?>??????s??viia?n.?ii?iiaasen ^ -^SOlltTOtWt-ieTSPrHWBHi SIMON misa ? ?to.? Commerce St, Predorieksburg, Va, Dealers h all kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCT, ' for which highest eosh prices are paid. I Choice stock of High Grade Fanilj 1 Groceries always on hand..