Maj. T. P. Wallace was in Richmond
Wanted-Salesman and collector. Ap?
ply to Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Miss Man,' C. Lee was in Baltimore
Big lot of new millinery owned this
week, new shapes, new ribbons, new
plum?. Don't buy a beaver until you
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.
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
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,
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
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?
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.
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
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,
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.
Question of His Re appointment
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
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
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
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
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
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
H. Lewis Wallace.
MOTHER OF COUNCILMAN
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
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
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
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?
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,
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
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
"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
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
"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.
In Show Window of Timherlake's Dry
Goods Store-Flames Quickly Eitln.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Th'irsday night, D??*c. iuh, a musical
comedy in two act*, lienetit Mary Wash?
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
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?
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.
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?
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
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?
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?
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.
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
tarait G, Clarke, of Coipeper,
became the Drill?- Wednesilav of 0. C
Taylor, of Ptttoborg, Ray. E. W Win?
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.
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?
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
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
(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
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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
C. W. JONES
Is Ready To Help You
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?
We have due to arrive on or about Monday, Nov, 28, a very
large shipment of WASHBURN-CROSBY'S
"GOLD MEDAL" Pamily flour
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.?.
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
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.
Isaac Hirsh & Son
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
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
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
Corner Charlotte ?Tand Prince?? Ara
SU., 'Phone 92, Frederick?burg, Vi
Open Night and Dag
Tele-graph and Telephone Order* ?
ceive immediate attention.
burg ?and Piedmont
Tin? Tasls No. 14.
In ettecl itU.H. Aacwk 1. I**
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except from X ??<??->
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?.48 14 8tl?>?JH
1.00 18 Parlur
9.0* 89 Hew Mamo
?.IS S Tina?
?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
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