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Maj. T. P. Wallace was in Richmond Thursday. Wanted-Salesman and collector. Ap? ply to Singer Sewing Machine Co. U14-6 s2-3 Miss Man,' C. Lee was in Baltimore Thursday. Big lot of new millinery owned this week, new shapes, new ribbons, new plum?. Don't buy a beaver until you see Lowery's. Mr. A. 1'. Thornton is in the city for a few dayr. RememU'r your friends this Christ? mas with a beautifully finished photo? graph of yourself or family. The I)a\is Gallery is the place to have it made. IHin't lUl.H.v. Mr. C. D. Creen, of Brooke, wan in the city Thursdday. Purchase your watch from the re.m ble Noms store; larger stock now than ever before and a sate guarantee given with each; expert hand engraving free. The Norria Store. Mr. Tltoa. I?. Hunter, of Kinn t?eorge. was in the city Thursday. For Xmas gifts, fine bracelets, signet and set rings, lockets, brooches, cuff buttons, scarf pins, collar pins and everything in the latest novelties at Kaufman's the jeweler. Mr. F. M. Chichester was atSpolsyl vania C. H. Wednesday M legal buusi ness Uamty Xmas noods. line watches, diamonds, jewelery. clocks, gold and silver novelties in endless profusion, rich in beauty, low in prices at Kauf? man's the jeweler. Miss Aline St. John, of Mobile, Aia., who has been visiting Miss May K ?we, j returned home Wednesday. Listen! Christmas is only a few weeks off. Now is the time to make your selection of dainty Xmas novelties at Kaufman's the jeweler. Miss Nannie Fieklen left Tuesday for Baltimore accompani-ed by her sist?. r, Mrs. Owen, of Halifax county. Whatever you need in jewelery let Kaufman the jeweler supply your ?Wants, Right goods, right prices and right treatment is the opinion of everybody who buys here. Mr. Michael Wallace and bride have returned from their wedding trip to New York and Boston andar? at MM, 1103 Prince Edward street. Xmas gifts of lasting merit. Watch? es, diamonds, jewelery, silver and ?gold novelties. Select them now while sunk is complete at Kaufman's the jeweler. Mail orders promptly filled. Officer Jerome Jenkins, a popular member of the Metropolitan police force, Washington, is here on a ten days vacation visiting relatives. Sterling silver novelties - Brush, comb and mirror sets of every description at lowest prices at Kaufman's the jeweler. Artistic hand engraving free. Mrs. Z. R. Turner, who spent the past five weeks with her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Carver, of this city, has return? ed to her home in Culpeper county. Big lot collar jabots and fancy* goods just received at Mrs. D. E. Smith & Co's. Come early and get some of these stylish articles. # Dr. C. M. Miller, professor of dis? eases, eye. ear, throat, in the Medical College of Virginia, at Richmond, was here Thursday in consultation with Dr. J. N. Barney. The Woman's Missionary St>ciety of the Baptist church will have their Christmas sale with useful and fancy ar? ticles at the Enterprise building on Tuesday. Dec. 7th. Come and buy. td Little Miss Nancy Light, who has been visiting Miss Nettie Fiuhugh, re? turned bf her home at Front Royal Thursday. She was accompanied as far as Alexandria by Miss Nettie Fitzhugh, where her father. Rev. J. H. Liglit, met her. Sent us by a manufacturer of fine garments, ten elegant coat suits for ladies, the $30 and ?10 kind, the finest we have ever shown. A large assort nent of other suits, ranging in prices from $5 to $20. The T. N. Brent Store. Mrs. Samuel Wright and daughter Mis? Lottie Wright, andson, Mr. Frank Wr.ght.and Mr. Emmett Farmer, all o! Naulakka, Caroline county, were in th? city Wednesday. Mr. Alfred J. Faulkner, of Spotsyl vania, has accepted a position witl Larkin and Rodger?, the well knowr clothier? and furnishers, where he wil be pleased to see his friends. .12.' Mrs. J. V. Kiernan, of N'orfolk. is ? guest of her daughter, Mrs. John J. McCracken, at the home of ('apt. T. McCracken. When you buy "Gold Medal " floui from W. L. Brannan you are buying il from the mills' agent; you therefor* save money. Sack? 42c., ?-Uc, $1.<S8, 13.33 and barrels $6.?55. "Gold Medal" flour is the best flour milled in America. Try it and see for yourself. Clerk A. B. Yates is doing a land? slide business in the marriage license line in the past few days. Wednesday morning he was called on before he got out of bed to issue a license co John Dosier and Helen Johnson, and before the ink got dry he was called on to is? sue another license to J. W. Crutch field and Mildred Ware. They will be married in Spotsylvania county Thursday at 2 o'clock. Mis? Frances Moncure Lyon, of Bal" timor?, spent Wednesday and Thursday here with Miss Lina Harrison. Agnes Johnson, colored, an inmate of the aim? house, died Friday morning, aged 86 years. Miu Ella Billingsley, of King George, ?pent several day? here with friend? this week. Mr. Gordon Armstrong killed a wild turkey Thursday near Mr. W. J. Bur? ner's cliff which weighed 17 pounds. Mr?. W. Key Howard has returned from a visit to her parents at Griftin, Ga. Mrs. J. T. Richards, of Bowling Green, was in the city shopping Friday. THE 20TH CENTURY STARS AT OPERA HOUSE The ?how by (he 20th Century Stars at the opera house Wednesday night was well attended. Mr. Martin, who was put to sleep Tuesday night by Prof. Wheeler, was awakened Wednesday night at 8:30, it taking four men to hold him. Prof. Wheeler stated that it was nwirig to the heavy ?upper Mr. Martin ate at the hotel that made him so rest * less during his hypnotic state. The jokes and singing were new and kept the audience laughing. The toe dance and acrobatic stunts by one of the young ladies was excellent. Several boys were hypnotized by Prof. Wheeler and caused much amusement, they doing unconsciously as he willed, causing one to be a bootblack, another a rabbit, etc. The escaping from chain? and hand? cuff? by Mr. Whoeler and the handcuff queen, Cleo, ver? wonderful. COLLECTOR LOWRY Question of His Re appointment Settled HE TAKES OUT A NEW BONO H. Bruce Taylor, examiner of ac? count? for the federal department of internal revenue, has been in tin? city since Tuesday exumining the book? of the office of the collector of internal revenue, of which M. K. Lowry is the head, preparatory to transferring the ofica from Mr. Ixiwry under hi? old bond to Mr. ixiwry under a new bond, which was taken out Nov. 19. The transfer of the office and the fact that Mr. I.owry ha* lieen allowed 1?> the department to tuke out a new bond sets at rest all the rumors that have ?bean current for the past month to tin* affect that ho would be rem??v ed and John G. l.uce made collector. Mr. Taylor would say nothing in re? gard to Mr. Lowry'? removal and re appointment. Examiners are not al lowcd to make such statements in re? gard to their basta ass, but he did ?ay that he found Mr. Cowry's l?ooks in first class shape and would ba able to transfer the office to him without a hitch. Mr. lx>wry was ?bonded by the United Btatea Fidelity ami Guaranty Company, of Baltimore, Nov. 19, in tin? sum of JI-?.ihH? fur the faithful |H?rformance of the duties of his i>t!ii'e. Th?' old bond does not expire until Dec. 20 and Mr. Taylor came in the meantime to examine the books of the office. The office of co!lcct?>r ol .internal re*. - enue is not an office by commission, but the collector is bonded and when Ins bond runs out he is notified as to wheth? er he is to renew the bond or not If be is allowed to renew the bond an ex? aminer comes ilown, examines the office and then transfers the office hack to him. Mr. Lowry stated that h?'di?l not care to make a statement in regard t?? his office except that things had turned out exactly as he thought they would when there was so much talk of aSQCCSBSOf to him. Among the supi>orters of Mr. ?Lowry who were seen there was an air of jubi? lance over the transfer of the office back to Mr Lowry. Richnmnd News Leader. RED CROSS STAMPS. They ?re on Sale Htc. The anti-tuberculosis warfare betas; waged by the American Red Cross Bo? eietv das reached our city through the well known Red Cross stamps, the sale of which is a productive factor in fur? nishing fund? for the control of ?the great white plague. The following business houses will have these ?tamps for sale at ont- ?*?i*.t each, the object being to attach one to each Xma? gift, so that in the days of good will and joy some slight token of OUT responsibility toward those who are in ?lire danger of life may be shown: Messrs. M. M. Lewis, Johnston & Pearson, 1). C. Bowman, W. L. Bond, F.T.Caasiday, J. W. Adamsand R. A. Kishpaugh. Besides these Miss Roach has kindly consented to handle them for the public schools. Master Stuart John? son for the Hanover School ami Miss Hutchinson for the college. Be sure and stick one on each of your gifts. FOR JOHN M. GRIFFIN FOR POSTMASTER Some misinformed persons are telling it around that I have written a letter endorsing other than Mr. (iriffln for postmaster. Why my endorsement ? should amount to enough to agitate anyone is surprising to me. But to quiet those who are agitated over it I will state that I have given only Mr. Griffin such a letter of endorsement, and that I gave it as a patron of the office with the thought that having been such a good and faithful officer the patrons had the right to ask for his continuance in office. Had these gen? tlemen who let my endorsement worry them either applied to Mr. Griffin or Mr. Thomas they would have been swiftly undeceived. H. Lewis Wallace. MOTHER OF COUNCILMAN MELVILLE DEAD Mrs. Sarah Jane Melville, widow of the late John G. Melville, and mother of Councilman John C. Melville, of this city, died at her home in Balti? more Tuesday, aged 79 years. Funeral took place from her late residence, 1728 W. Lexington street, Thursday at 2:30 p. m. Interment at Loudoun Park. Mr. and Mrs. Melville left here Wednesday night to attend the funeral. FUNERAL OF CAPT. MURRAY F. TAYLOR The body of Capt. Murray F. Tay? lor arrived at Bakersfield, Cal., Friday and funeral services were held at the grave in the cemetery Snnday. He was buried by the side of his wife and two children. His brother, Mr. J. Temple Taylor, met the body, he being the onlv member of the family living in California. DIVORCED Judge Jno.T.Goolrick in the Corpora? tion court Friday entered a decree granting an absolute divorce to Mrs. Florence May Rowlett.nee Embrey.f rom her husband, Charles C. Rowlett. ?Mr. St Geo. R. Fitzhugh was the attorney for the plaintiff, and Mr. M. M. Mc Guire, of Richmond, represented the defendant. OLD LANDMARK BEING TORN DOWN Mr. St. Geo. K. Fitzhugh is having the old house at the corner of Princess Anne and Wolfe streets, opposite the colored school house, torn down. Mr. E. W. Jones has the contract This is an old landmark, but no one will regret to see it go, as it was almost ready to fall. POLICE JUSTICES COURT. Justice Dannehl had before him Thursday Chas. Hoomes, charged with disorderly conduct in the Opera House Wednesday night, dismissed. Ernest Correy, a small boy, charged with dis? orderly conduct, was ordered whipped by his mother in the presence of an of? ficer. SALE OF HOUSE AND LOT Mr. Frederick W. Coleman, attorney in fact for Martha Baker, has sold her I house and lot on Hanover street to Mr, 'Joseph E. McCauley on private terms, COLORED MARRIAGE Jno. Warren and Rote Minor, colored, of this city, were married in Washing, ton Morday by Rev. J, Milton Waldron, BREACH OF PROMISE Actress Suing Frank Gould-She Claims to Have Formerly Resided in Frederickshurg. A telegram from New York in the Richmond Times-Dispatch of Thursday, Doe, 2nd, says: "Miss Bessie Van Dorn, formerly of Frederickshurg, Vu., known on tin stage as Bessie I le Voie, who is suing Frank Gould for $300,000 for brea? h o? promise, sent for reporters tonight ami way* out the following statement, which. was sworn to bet?re I notary publie with much solemnity in an uptown apartment. "1, Bessie Van Dorn, known profcs sionally as Bessie De\'?.ie, wish to make this statement, the first 1 have publicly made, and in justice to mys.lf I make it under oath. "1 am sure Mr. Could will not deny that we were ingagod to In- married. and that that eng??,"'"1*'?* tXUtA? until the day liefere Mr. Gould's departure for Europe." Then follow extracts from letters, which Miss Van Dorn says were written to her by Mr. Gould. Here are some of the extracts: "1 am so looking forward to the time when I can belong to you and have y?>u for my wife. " * If I did this it eoald be settled very quickly in three ..r four months at the" most. Any other way would take so much longer than I ever ?oppoood but. Dearest, you are worth waiting for." "The following are extracts from letters written to me by Mr. Goul?ldur big the trial of Mrs. lien Teal, wlu?-h will explain my silence at that time: " ' 'I shall certainly, as I have already -told you, do everything 1 can to correct the .-.'lander which has been thrown on you who are so innocent. There an certain ptHWM who would unhcsitat ingly use you regardless of anything but their own ends, and these we must beat and bring to justice. Please don't be discouraged, and wtoftevcr I do is liecause I believe it best for you.' ' "I am so sorry y on wen- upset last night, but I know you have been through so much lately, and when I thought it over cam?- to the conclusion it was remarkable that you had stood everything the way you had. What I have done and will do, vou can depend on it, will he done for your best in? terests. If I could only have seen you, you would have under-.to.nl. As || |g( you must have faith. Everything is coming out all right In the end, and you must trust me." Miss Van iHirn swore, but not sol? emnly, for she had to giggl?' a little, for this was the first tune that she had ever sworn to anything. One of the reporter.-? aaked if he might see Um letton referred to in her statement. She brought ont a black morocco val:-.-, from which produced a numlier of letters lignid "Frank." She also opened a drawer in the table, which she said contain? d more letters. Mitt Van Dorn refused to allow more than a fleeting glimpse <.f the contents. Tkoae who glanced around the room saw two large framed photographs of I man strongly resembhng Mr. Gould. As far as can I ? ascertained, m such person known as Miss Bessie Van Dorn ever resided in Fredericksburg. It is supposed she is a sister of II. If. Van Dorn and a resident of Philadelphia. FIRE In Show Window of Timherlake's Dry Goods Store-Flames Quickly Eitln. guished. The fire alarm Thursday night about 11 o'clock was caused by a blaze in tin show window of the store of Mr. 0. Frank Timberlake in a building lie longir.g to the estate of Mr. Geo. W, Shepherd. ?Mr. Timberlake had a win? dow display of fine winter blankets, which were destroyed. The plate glass was smashed by the heat, and although the fire was confined to a small -pace considerable damage was done. The loss is fully covered by insurance. Tat fire department responded quickly and soon had the fire extinguished. Mr. Timberlake's loss was $100. He had an equal amount of insurance with Messrs. Chichester & Co., A. B. Botta & Go. and Smith ?fr Swift, and the cm pany represented by these respective firms will each pay 133.33, The building is insured in the Old Mutual, Botts & Co., ami the damage will bo repaire?!. UNION PRAYER MEETING AT ST. 6E0RGES TWefnd of the union prayer meetin-rs was held Thursday night in St. George's Sunday school room, which was ?oiled with a congregation represen? tative of ail the churches of the city. Rev J. H. Henderlite conducted the ?serikei ?spoke of the need, blessedness, the source and the conditions of a revival of religion. Hi? text was fr??tti the l**ok of Habakkuk and the Moth Psalm, "Revive us again," "Wilt thou not revive us again that thy people may rejoice in th? It was a very practical and nee<lful discourse, preparing the minds and hearts of Christian people for the com? ing of Rev. J. Ernest Thaeker, who i? to conduct a series of evangelistic meetings in January. The 3rd union prayer meeting is to be held in the Presbyterian church next Thursday night; the 4th at the Baptist church the Thursday following, and then they will be suspended till the New Year open?. A SAD CASE OF DESTITUTION An Appeal From King George. A kind hearted, charitable woman from King George make? this appeal; We have one of the saddest cases here and request all persons who read this to send us aid. On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Tom Scott, a worthy colored man, was from home at work; when he returned at night his home wa? destroyed by fire. His invalid wife and five small childr??n had been taken to a neighbor'? house. A few weeks previous to this all of his corn, except 10 barrels, and feed were sold for a security debt He i? now destitute with a helpless family to support. Any contribution will be gratefully received. Any one sending clothes, money or provisions to this destitute family will address them to Mr. Jtr.'se Newton, treasurer of the county board of charities, Comorn, Va. Mr. James Causey, of Colorado, who is in the county, pledges to jjive $2T>.00 if other people will raise $75. (XI. BITE OF CAT CAUSES ALARM Miss Mattie Scott, who resides at the home of her relative, Mr. C. J. Henry, in Stafford, was bitten a few days ago by a cat, which, it is now feared, had hydrophobia. The cat is ?aid to have been bitten by a mad dog some week? ago. The cat was killed and the head sent to the Pasteur Institute for examination. Miss Scott is now at a sanitarium at Ashland. Much interest is felt in the ca?e._ The Studebaker is built for the man who wants a good wagon. Likely you will not buy a wagon often, then buy the be?t. Call for a Studebaker Alma nac for 1910. Decker ?6 Alrich, The Conway, Gordon & Garnett ...NATIONAL BANK... PREDERICKSBU.RG, VA? DIP08IT8 ELICITED. NEGOTIABLE PIPEE Ih^UNTED AU fforrespondeuce promptly answered In sealed envelopes Handsome lithographed check books presented so <<acii custom? Merchants' business cards placed on their check.?.. s ,0 Bank Open From o \ M to < P M. ** ITEMS FROM KING GEORGE King George Co., Va., Dec. 2, 1909 The first quarterly meeting of t conference year of King George M. churches was held at Trinity Saturdi Only routine business wa? transact? Kev. R. G. James presiding in the i ?ence of the new presiding elder, K? W. G. Hoggs. Messrs. Marry and Fdward Harg? and Mr?. Edward I largest and i ?pent laut week with th??ir relativ Mr. T. .1. ?largest and family, at Hie Hil!. The gentlemen enjoyed huntin? 1 Miss Charlotte T ay loe has ?saeoi the |>osition of companion to the Coin ess D'Adhcmar, at Mesa Neck, in ?Of ??lin?* county. Mr. F. 1>. I'.rown, Jr., of Waahiti ton, was a gneat of his parent? at Su ny Side Saturday ami Sunday. ! Miss Nancy Darling, of Haltimoi recently visite?! h* r l?r?.th?*r, ?Mr. ('. Darling, at Cleveland. Miss Xariffa Hooe, of Washingto formerly of King George, ha recent ?meet of ?Mrs. I-, F. Niml?*, I Colonial Beach. t Mr. Albert H. Disney, of Baltimor was a guest last week of his cousi ?Mr. TMraaS A- Hargest. * Mr. and .Mrs. H. 1. Garnctt ha? received tulmes from their son, D Algernon s. ?GarMtt, en route t?> Br /ii. A part of the voyage had lieen e: (?????dingly ?tormy. '1 hen a lire bra! out ou shiplx-aril and for a wluli? tl I was most serious, but heroic S forts were crowned with success, witl out ?great damage being done. A tenant's house on Cant. ?Eft-daor farm, Kokeby, was burned vestenla; Tin* house was occupied by Tom Scol and family, hut Tom was absent. , part ?if the household effect? wei saved. Mr. ArmUtcad L??wis is visiting re ii?ives in New York. Mr. Freeland Mason, formerly 0 King George, but f??r tota? years ? Colonial Beach, ha? accepted a poaitlo In 1'ittailuirg f??r the winter months. Mr. an.I Mrs. U. Somerville l!??wit of Washington, who sjicnt last ?real with ?their relatives, the Hunters, re turn??! hum?.* on Sunday. RAILROAD SEEKING TO HAVE OLD THREE CENT RATE REINSTATEI Why th?? intraatate bqsinsai of th? Washington-Southern Railroad is no profitable, when it costs only als?ut ?81 cents for the r??a?l l?> ?*.?rn a dollar "i its entire business, and when its mtra state ?basasse! is as ?profitable, an? ?probably more so, than its interstate trallic, whs the point which ('apt. Joseph F. W'illard sought ?to bt Thuraday at the hearing before t!i? State Corporation Commission in Rieb? moiiil in reference t?? passenger rate.?? of the road. The principal witno?* was W. D. Duke, assistant t?> tin* president of tlie road. The peculiar -situation of this road was urged as a reason for the justice of a maximum passenger rate of Scents [ht mile, instead o| the present I seal rate. All the members ??f tbs Con Srere present. Attorney Hill Carter and Henry Taylor represented the rail? road, while Attorney-General Anderson appear?*?! for the Commonwealth. Capt. D. P. Taylor, a passenger eon? ductor for the Washington and South? ern, said that 7"> (?er cent of ?the pas? senger? use ?the mtrastat?? rates, and that the roa?! loses the difference. The work of conductors, be said, is greatly ? increased by the difference between the interstate and intrastrate rates. - ? xariiimil by the Attorney I General, ?the witaess sai?l that the in ?seat ? Reees is ?returned at any ? station to the passenger on ?? j tion of the rebate check. The Attorney-General said in his dims i tions that the road clears about ?$10,000 a mile all told from its hiisu.? I remarked that it did not appear that it I was in any danger of confiscation. It ? would n?.t .-?.'em, be Slid, that ?tl ? 1 rate had injured it, when it? gross pas : ?-enger revenue had increased since ' 19o>S,when the :i-c??nt rate was in elf?*ct. I from ?fnS,tK.M t<> |S18,fiSO,70 in Wt, | THE VENETIAN PRINCESS AT OPERA HOUSE i Th'irsday night, D??*c. iuh, a musical comedy in two act*, lienetit Mary Wash? ington Hospital. I -TE Duke Pomposo, Taylor Scott. Prince Tobasco, Stuart .! Radiaba, Miss Lucille Hassell. Rocco, Paul Karsten, Jr. Cautos, N. I). 1'ritchard. Tessa, Miss Lavalette Bowman. Susetie, Miss Rog? Timberlake. Ballette, Miss Evelyn Ninde. Annette, Mis.? Flora Mason. Seulena, Miss Idear Traylor. Pianist, Miss Susie Bradley. Bugaboos and Billikens, lovely maids who're never tame, Princes, dukes and gondoliers, many more of noble name; Palaces and lovelit eyes, Choruses 'neath Southern - Dancers too of whom we're vain Are in "the Venetian Princess" train. Scats on sale at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at Feuerherd's. Prices BO and T'k-, SHOT NEGRO IN SELF-DEFENCE Eustace Smith, of near Bethel Academy, Fauquier county, shot and killed Marshall Brown, col? ored, Tuesday night. Brown and Smith had been to Warrenton to dis. pose of some hay and produce, and they had a disagreement, which resulted in the negro using abusive language to Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith went home, and later, after nightfall, he heard a noise in the barnyaru, and going out, he dis? covered Brown. He demanded of Brown an apology for the language used in Warrenton. This the negro refused, and made a rush at Smith, who raised his gun and fired, the shot taking effect in the chest and neck, killing Brown instantly. Self-defense will be the plea. Smith was released on $100 bond for his ap? pearance Tuesday for preliminary hearing. His sureties are R. A. Mclntyre, E. .1. Hotchkiss and W. H. Smith. $600,000 FIRE Four Building? In Wholesale District, Baltimore,Burned; Others Damaged. A fire which caused about $600,000 damage to buildings and stock in the heart of the Baltimore drygoods dis? trict was discovered early Thursday night on the third floor of the S|icar Building, 104 Hopkins Place, occupied by the Royal Cap Manufacturing Com? pany. It spread rapidly because of the in flamahlility of the stock. Before it could be checked it burned out the top floors of four buildings, slightly burned another and caused water damage in two others. Ten firemen were injured and a number of employes are thrown out of work. The fire has crippled sev? eral firms in the midst of their busy season. GRASTY-EASTHAM The marriage of Miss Blanche Byrd Eastham, of Culpeper, to Henry E. Grasty, of Orange, took place at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Byrd Leavell, at 3072 Q street, N. W., Washington, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Miss Eastham is the only daughter of the late Col. Byrd Eastham of the Confederate army. Mr. Grasty is a prominent business man of Orange. The bride was handsomely gowned in a tailor suit of raisin-colored broad? cloth, heavily braided, and a velvet toque of the same shade. Rev. W. N. Tillinghast officiated. The Episcopal service was used. DEATH OF MR. WESLEY HONEY Mr. Wesley Honey, one of Stafford's oldest citizens, died at his home, "Sycamore Spring," Nov. 12, aged 89 years. Mr. Honey was a life-long member of Ebenerer Methodist church. He is survived by a number of chil? dren. VIRGINIA NEWS Norfolk County W. C. T.U. Thursday raised $.'!0U for the support of the pro? posed State-wide prohibition campaign. Nansemond county board of super? visors decided to spend $14,000 on per manent road building, the State being asked to pay half. The College of William and Mary, at Williamsbnrg, is preparing to en-ct a new $1(),(HHI sch.s.I building to be used in connection with the normal depart? ment of the cillege. The highest prie- paid for Frederick county apple land was paid Thursday in a sale from Joseph II. Savage to S. M. ('Iules. A tract of 40 acres, near Win ili.--t.-r, with ten of the acres in or? chard, brought mS.60 pet acre. President Northrop, of the Virginia Railway and Power Company,announces thai the company plans to expend about $4>hip(ski in improvi'ments, mainly "pay as-you-enter" cars, high-speed cars be? Manchester and Petersburg, amP a modem passenger station in ?Manches? ter. Lawrence I'riddy, president of the Alumi Association of tM Virginia Poly? technic Institute, has written to the membra ?>f the lioard demanding that th.- resignation of Dr. Paul B. Harrin g?-r, the president, shall be asked for und accepted at the meeting of Dee. _ The letters have been sent ?to each of the members of the Uianl and the membera of tin? association have taken up the matter an?! are flooding the boaid with communications. POLITICAL Walter Tansill Oliver, of Fairfax, avers that In- si.ent not 1 cent in his campaign for House of Delegates, to which he wan elected ill November. It is resorted that I). Lawrence Groner, of Norfolk, is slated for the U, S. district attorney-ship of the Eastern district of Virginia, now held by Judge L I.. l?ewis. A report is in circulation in Richmond that Senator W. W. Sale, of Norfolk, may displace W. M?-Donald I?ee, of Lancaster, as chairman of the Fish Commission, but friends uf Mr. Lee are confident <?f ins re appointment by Judge Mann. MARRIAGES tarait G, Clarke, of Coipeper, became the Drill?- Wednesilav of 0. C Taylor, of Ptttoborg, Ray. E. W Win? frey officiating. CoL and Mrs. ('. Fen ton Day, of Srnithfu-ld, announce the engagement of their daughter, Grace, to H. R. Ralsti.n. of Miami, Fla., formerly of ( harlottesville. Miss Day is a sister ..f Mrs. Martin, wife of Senator T. S. Martin. NEW S. A. L OFFICERS Th.- Seaboard Air Line directorate organized In N?-w York Thursday with !:?.n of N. S. Meldnim, of New York, as president; C. H. Hicks, of I'.irt-in.iutli, t and general manager, and Charles R. Capps, of Portsmouth, ?>;...? pr?sident in chargeof traffic, anil I., (i. Hawes, assistant to the pr'-si.lent. S. Davies Warfield was elected chairman of the executive com? mittee. NEW LIGHTHOUSE A new lighthouse la in Iproccss of erection at Ragged l'oint, near the mouth of l?ower Etacbodoe creek, a trib? utary of the Fatomac. The light is be? ing built a considerable distance out fr..m shore. TAFT FINISHES MESSAGE Hears Congretsrr.cn Who Ask That Bureau of Mines Be Established. Washington. D?*? .( - H.i.o work n i? n his message t ' (tressional si itors. The niessan? Is In the hands uf the public print.-r. Th? preatdMt ten re He red when be bad c-ntaplstsd the dk tatton. Several visitors tuttng the (Jay talk ed to the president about portions el his nirv - M Iboso wort Res resentatl^'s Dooglaa, of Ohio, end Austin, ??f Tcni I Both n?-n nr< deeply Int. n ste I In the establishment of a bai ' I mining. Mr Douglas t? . I the president that II than lm?i h ? B BO? I bureau with up to-date ' "? IWfal (1isast<r at Cherry, III. probably would have been averti-d. Th? btt rscomniendatlon for such a bun-m JOKED, THEN TOOK POISON Groans Attracted Family, But Girl Never Rs a a i red Consciousness. Trenton. N .1.. Dee. S?Miss loa*? phlno Eanllpy. twenty years ol?l. ?ftej Joking wltFI her father and brother drank poison and died ?oon after wards. Ml?? Fanll'-y. who had been slight It ill, aft?T drlnlclng the drug threw the empty ?settle from h??r fielroom window. Her groans attracted het family to h? r li??d?lde. hut ?he died wltliouf re-Raining consciousness. No rsuse can be ?laatgaed for her act. JEFF-JOHNSON FIGHT IN 'FRISCO ON JULY 4 To Battle For Championship and $101,000 Purse. New York. I)?*c. 3. ? Tin? world's championship fight Mweea Jame? J. Jeffrie? and Ja? k Jobasoa will be held In 8an Francisco before ? club organ !zed by Tex Kickard. of Fly. Nev., ami Jack Oleason. on July 4. 1 '.? 1 ? > The bid mad?? by Richard and Olea ?on of a purse of tlOl.000 ami the contestant? to take M 2 3 per ? ? nt of the moving picture receipts wss ac cepted by representatives of Johnson and Jeffrie*. The successful bid provides that the fight ?hall take pla?<* in California Utah or Nevada, but It was stated that without doubt the mill would take place In San Francisco. In view of the fact th?t James Coffroth. manager ol the Sunshlnp Athletic ?slab, controle certain patent? on moving pictures. It was thought that Rickard and Cleasnn would ??nter into some agreement with him whereby .they could have the fight take place In the Colma arena. STRICKEN BLIND Eaiton Machinist Called For Light, Not Realizing Illumination. Eaaton, Pa., Dec. 3.-?Jo?eph I.. Osd bol?, thirty year? old. machinist at tb? Nazareth Knitting company's large plant, was stricken blind at his home. He bad been reading and had turned off tbe light in the library and started for his sleeping apartment on the sec? ond floor. At tbe head of the steps he called to hi? wife to turn on the light, not knowing that the room was brilliantly Illuminated. It was then that the ter rlble affliction was realized. DR. H. M KLKENRO iK. DENT! ?T Office boor? 9-1 and 2 to 5; office Main street; over Qoolrtck's drug ?tors. : KIDNAPPED GIRL FOUND Man Whs Held Her Prissnsr Four Days Under Arrest. Halsted. Pa.. De. :,.- After being kidnapped and held a prisoner for four days, thirteen year-old FJlla Kills has been found and brought back to htr home, while Freeman ?Slater, ( harsud with kidnapping her. has boon placed In jail at Meatrooc to await the action of the January grand Jury. Th?> girl was on her way horn? from the Locust Hill school when she says Slst.r met her and torced i-.?r to accompany him to Smoke Hollow, ?bare he kept her for two days In a house occupied by Rhl Calloway. and then took her to the house of Scott Mailed?, aoaao distance away, where she was kept for two days more, until her Stepfather, An drew ('(dwell, and Constable Decker, who bad been searching for her. found and rescued her and raptured Slater. GIRL BURNED AT BONFIRE Victim May Die Befor? Her Parents Reach Her Bedside. Wilmington. IM.. Ix?e. g?Playing near her home. Helen Klii>m?-y, age.I seven years, of 4 Oordon Street, was fatally hurued. The child*! father Is employed at a steel plant nt New Cast!?- Word was esat to the latter. hut it is n??t bettered 'hat the ? Mid will live until be reaches her bedside. Th?? Child was on h?r way hoiiu- BJht ?topped to play around a honii- r; ? ting t.*. rloso to the blaz? her dr?-sa caught fire. SIGHTLESS FROM FOOTBALL INJURIES Blindness From Blow on Head May be Temporary. Aebary Park. H. J . Dee. I Har old Vutmnn. tin- It:te n year ?.l?l s<m of Charles V.tman. of Asbury Park, Is practically sigiiti?-ss as tae result of a rough and tumble tackle while playing ur football Y.'tman had a hard stnu ?I?? with his tackle Th?- boys i ami- to I.lows and V.tman got the worst of It. \Vh?-n he moved off the leid a yellow haz?? was all that he could s>-e Light and Objects arare hidden sad Yetman was blind. He was taken to bis l."in> where a physician who was called sal?l the blindness (ame from a blow on the forehead and would probably h<- over? come. Several hours later the lu?l was able to ?HstinKuish light from dark? ness, hut coeld Macara ao object FIND SLAIN CHILD ON ROOF Little Seven-YearOld Girl Was Evi? dently Strangled After Struggle. N-w Voik. Dec. I botta Meaatater, the aerea yeand?! ?laughter of Charles MennliiK?! who was kldnapi??-?! irom h?-r lioin?- oa Nov. -.'0. was found mur dored on the roof of a t. uem<-i)t house. The uni?? Kiri ha?i appaa strangled Hei bod] aaa foaad by or., tenants in the hints?.. Th? pol immediately aotlled and all t1 at.b- del. ctlves " ? : 'be man who I-? bsHsrod to bave lu ' h< r away from bOSM. Th?? body was Ideatlfled b? tb Birl'a fat!i?-r It bora brutees sboal tb seek and tin-re was a cut above th? right ? ye. The little girl had piainly I.-en In a terrible struggle with h?r raur ?1? r? r SHACKLED AT HIS TRIAL Accused Murderer Give? Wild Yell When Knife Is Shown. Ilarrlsburg. Pa 1 ?? The tria of Stoishu thielch. n? < bAgi of stabbtafj two tnen to death In this city last sum ?n'?r. was conducted with tbe ?'?*f? n?l Uffed slia? kleil ami ?tied fn iiis ?stall Tea aeeaaai murderer at i to ri moot his tactics of \V?xl -. when ho yelled and arblstled ?luring his arraignment and t!. tion <>f a Jury, but when Judge Shull or ?tie red ?the Jury to pass upon his san? ity an?l i 1 t?) abandon the trial ii. i?*?? ame quiet am) oaly oecassoaaR| made any noise. The mosi dramatic scene occorreri dining th?- preseatatloa <?f I'?? with which th? men worp ?stabbea. Wh? n It wu shown Beatefe at! to a-M to hU feet and ?gai of wllii ?*r?lls. He was threatened with a t*ag an?l l>?-< SB? o.uiet. Convict Liquor Lass Violstcr?. ?Chicago, ?Dec. ?'. Nin.ty ?per ??nt of ?Ike proaecatlons brought In Illinois for all? ??'?1 violation? of the In? al op? tion law result In convictions, as 1? shown by statistic? presented to the Antl Baloon leegao, In ? oafen n? e here, by II. !.. Sbebtoa, Its attorney. Baby Boy Scalded to Death. i He. Pa.. Dec. 3.?Joseph, the Ihr?-?* ' ? urold son of Andrew White lock, ot New Castle, near here, wa? ?cabled to death. The boy's mother left a boiler of hot water on the floor while she went upstair?. Shot Woman, Rival and HImielf. Charleston. W. Va., Dec. 3? Enrag? ed because l.ulu Wickline left his eamp to live with Richard Pace, Brit tain Medltb shot and killed the wo? man, f?rdally wounded bla rival and then ?hot himself In the head. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Now is the time to begin your Chriat 'ratu ?hopping. Consult tbe advertise? ment? in thi? paper a? to where to buy. ROLL OF HONOR White school No. 5, Berkeley dis? trict, Spotaylvania county, for month ending November .30, 1909: Addie Beasley, Lucy Flippo, Myrtle Hart, Mittie Hart, Will Arthur, Richmond Beasley, Leslie Cray, Innis Hart, How? ard Hart, Kenneth Haislop, Dewey Haialop. Number on roll, 21; average daily attendance, 17.66. Donna L. Morris, teacher. FOR SALE. A complete motion picture outfit, good aa new, cost $650. Will ?ell at a sacri? fice price to a quick buyer. For further particular? address E. R. Isbell, Pen?la, Va. Id4 It CARTERS CREEK OYSTERS I have erected an oyster house at Embrey'8 wharf, in this city, where I will furnish fresh shucked Carters Creek oyster*?. Dry measure at all times for $1 for standard? and $1.20 for ?elects. Special price? will be made for order? from hotel?, church and Sun? day School festival?. Order? through phone 274 receive prompt attention and oyster? delivered in any part of the city, or addrsea-T. I. Ratcliffe, Fred ericksburg, Va. Is-tf BIG PREMIUM OFFERED For every $5 worth purchased at the Norria jewelry store, there will ?be ?riven free a handsome "Grife"picture, an ornament for any parlor. Call and ?ae them. The Reliable Norris Store, Chancellor Makes The Pria Spring' Farming 1909 tXv7JiZ?hXmrr' ,roi??8 t\? 58Jnchefl hl*h; BwW *'?? ?"?* Staple?, Superior Disc DrllU, proTJi SZi rtlLlt ?T* nPeDd (?,rn I)rt,le' wUh and w,lh"u* '-rt"?**' attachSeSii the ?MoaT CX and (fifvibM' a"n-,,Ie_ Band and li0? and Rld,u? Cultl-ratore, Faro WaLow, ?5, quanti l,*,^ boogh* for cash In k i anwuee and offered at the rer7 lowest cash price. BEMFMBER THE NAME AND PLA< M. S. Chancellor FARMERS' SUPPLY STORE, Commerce Street. Get Ready For CHRISTMA C. W. JONES Is Ready To Help You mmmi? ?)l90Otl#n?*MI#(l#tl#U#lli A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Made TIMBKKI.AKE. the Shoe Man, can do this for you by giving better shoes for the same money and paying ?/oar.; railroad or steamboat fare one way if you spend $1'-, or both ways if you spend $?>, provided you live within 100 miles of him.^ Women's Kangaroo Calf Shoes for hard ?ser? vice, tipped and plain toes, medium weight, a ?f 1 Cfl Shoe for service. ?pl?JU l" School, medium weight,solid through? out, full wide toos and a regular wear realster. ?f1 OC !! to 11 $l.(?i, 12 to 2. 4)\.Lti Hoys' School Shoes,made for service and will stay with your boy. Neat in appearance. CI Cfl 9 te 12. 11.?; U to 2.Jl.?U Men's .Medium Weight Shoes for hard ser? vice and comfort, tipped and plain toe, un- f 4 ft lined, a great wearer, at. ?f&.Uv M.n'-. Cum Boots, not the best made, but the #0 *1C best value possible for the money. fL.1%3 The Waldorf Shoe for Men, made like a shoe that cost a dollar more, all styles, in patent leather, gun metal and box calf. One price A Full Line of House Slippers for every member of the family. .Timberlake X ffi? aermanm%\mm\m*mmmes%m ? 1 We have due to arrive on or about Monday, Nov, 28, a very large shipment of WASHBURN-CROSBY'S "GOLD MEDAL" Pamily flour >usy $6.35 Our present pri?e of Gold Medal Flour is $6.65, and the next change in the market will be up- ' ward. Order now and order liberally. You will positively SAVE MONEY. and because of the overcrowded condition of our warehouses during this, our bus/ season, offer this flour in lots of one bbl. or more to be delivered or shipp?ed from ~ cars on arrival at the special price the barrel.?. "W. Hi I CAPITAL RESOURCES SURPLUS & PROFITS $60,000.00 $400,000.00 $10,000.00 Constant Growth is Best Evidence of Satisfactory Banking_ Deposits June 21,1906.$ 9,018.99 (First Day.) _ Deposits July 21,1906. $ 4CM30809 _(Firet Month.)_ Deposits Dec. 31, 1906.$118.872.47 Deposits Dec. 31, 1907. $243,402.20 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 savinjrs accounts. Commercial ac? counts ?given every accommodation possible consistent with conservative banking. The Farmers & Merchants State Bank I Fredericks burg, Va. M. G. WILLIS^esident. JNO. F. GOULDMAN, Jr., Cashier. Bank open on Saturdays2unti!.6j|p. m. GO TO Isaac Hirsh & Son _FOR Ladies' Tailored Suits,Cloaks and Furs, Millinery, Sweaters for Ladies, Misses, Children and Boys, Separate Skirte and Waists, Blankets and Flannels, Underwear for al! ?the family, Dreas Goods in all grades, the Best 50c Ail-Wool good? in the city, Table Linens, Counterpanes, Corsets, Ready-made Sheets, Pillow Caj-ies and Bolster Cases? We ask your insp?ection and guarantee you the best quality at the Lowest Pricea. ISAACHIRSH&SON Headquarters For Building Material! I keep all kinds of North CaroW and Virginia Lumber, dresaed ana *? dressed, Shingle?, Laths, Sash, Doc?n and Blinds. Lime, Cement, Calda Plaster, Plastering Hair, Building M Paving Brick, Tin and Iron KooAai Cut and Wire Nail? all kind? Rm2 Mixed Paint? and Dry Paint, Unan Oil, Turpentine, Dryer Varnish M ! Lewia'a White?. Lead,Paint Brush?* t I all kinds, Window Glasa and Nfl ; Builders' Hardware of all kind?, *B Roofing, Sheathing Paper and ?l Brick. Keep large stock of Sewer Pip? sjf Fire Clay Pipe. E. D. Cola. Agent for sale of bricks of FVari enckaburg Brick Company. E. K. WHEELBB PlNERALDIREa08?fMBAlA Corner Charlotte ?Tand Prince?? Ara SU., 'Phone 92, Frederick?burg, Vi Open Night and Dag Tele-graph and Telephone Order* ? ceive immediate attention. Potomac, Frederick* burg ?and Piedmont Railroad. Tin? Tasls No. 14. In ettecl itU.H. Aacwk 1. I** Dmil? Hila? , D?-? except from X ??<??-> Suaiu Tred- tUa-MlM. boots? No. L bur?. No. L A. M. Le. At. ^tZ. rrrderitktbert ?l?i I ?ata I ?JO ? MlM?tot4 I T Rofcr? a ? AM 10 Ala-tea*. ,8.? U Kitf-at*? a?t U Briwlu?** ?.48 14 8tl?>?JH 1.00 18 Parlur 9.0* 89 Hew Mamo ?.IS S Tina? aas ?4 ?a? at v? a? as u rarem HS ?0 t/lahmiril? 10.14 S Nimm 10.24 a TaVtW 10.40 a I*. Or?**ill Connect*?? at TtmAtrieaobotB K. a. ?aftal *?Urj.l?v-<t IMa**??? cut ??re? ai o?m?? waa iirtiii (-Mt^tiwat ?Th? er?r tua te Mm OwnnMin w Hla omt MM a itaancuJOa. ?