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Mr. W. S. Hart, of near Goodloe, was here shopping Tuesday. Go to Kaufman, the jeweler's. f??r your Xmas presents. Mr. John tox. at Canton, OUo, is visiting his ?parants in Stafford. Open nights until Qh?sIsssS The T. N. Brent mot* Mrs. Nannie S. Barney has :ill her children to spend Xmas with her. If the gift tsuiss from Kaufman, the jeweler, it's all right. Mr. T. K. Faulkner, of Brock Koad, was a visitor to our office Tuesday. Better telad yont ?Xmas presents now at Kaufman's, the jewelvr. Mrs. E. C. Bell and daughter loft ?Monday for Washington to visit relatives. Just opened another large new Km of Christma-i food* The T. ?N. I,rent Store. Mrs. B. Houghtun and Mrs. George Storck, of Stafford, ware in the my shopping Friday. You may have your pick of this store's elegant suits, cloaks and furs cheap now. The T. N. Brent Store. Christmas tret- at Flat Kun church Christmas night, Saturday, Dee. 26th, at eoreem o'clock. Big lot of new millinery opened this week, new shapes, new ribbons. BSV plum??. Don't buy a beaver until you see Lowery's. J. E. Dickerson and sons. Lestes and Willie, of Widswater, wereviaitors to our office Tuesday. Big lot collar jabots and fancy goods just received at Mrs. 1>. F. Smith ?v. Go's. Come early and get some ol stylish articles. Mrs. Maria K. Daniel has gone to Wilmington. Delaware, to visit nor son, ?Mr. (ireenhow Uaniel. You may l>e pretty sun? i?f getting what you want, if you go to the Noms store for your Oiristmas gift Main street. We are pleased ?to se?? Mr. J, T. Low ery out, after his recent illness, and at bis store attending to busn.? Look to Kaufman, the jeweler, for something diff?rent, not found else? where. Everything in watches, dia? monds and jewelry of the very best at lowest prices. Mr. Jas. S. Jones, formerly of Rapi dan, has succeciled Mr. Farly as man? ager of the Bell telephone office in this city. Don't wait till the last day nor the last w??ek, buy now before the big rush, select from a fresh new stock and g?'t expert engraving free as poor engrav? ing ruins any article. Tbs ?Norris Store. Mr. J. H. Davis, contractor, has a force of ten men and several WS grading Main street from K. K. track to Kevere's corner. Remember your friends this Christ? mas with a beautifully finished photo? graph of yourself or family. The Davis Gallery is the place to have it made. Don't delay. Rev. Dr. J. W. Rosebro. of Clarks? burg, Tenn., is here to spend the holi? days with his son, Rev. John R. Rosebro, and family. If uncertain what to give, go to C. W. Jones' and the question will be quickly solved. Store open every night until Christmas. Extra bargains every night. Business of Adams Express Company is so heavy that ttie store room in the Enterprise Building has been rented to give additional room. What $1 Will Buy-A gold fountain pen, scarf pin, gold ring, brooch, lock? et, necklace, bracelet, pearl pen or pencil, chain, charm, clock and many other useful and appropriate gifts at Kaufman's, the jeweler. Mr. L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Jones, who has been attending Fork Union Military Academy, is home for Christmas. There has been no "disappointment'" in the business at C. W. Jones' store. Jones has the stock and the people ap? preciate the splendid service they get, so Jones' store is always busy. Open every night until Christmas. I do not like the letter Z, The letter T is teasing, But I confess without delay, The sight of U is pleasing. If you want the Xmas present that you give to have ardent appreciation and to last and keep you in pleasant remembrance for years, you will buy them at Kaufman's, the jeweler. Ensign W. Taylor Smith, U. S. S. Virginia, and Midshipman Harry E. Kanause, U. S. S North Carolina, are here, fruests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Smith. Give her a nice watch and chain. It will please and be the reminder of the giver for years to come. Kaufman, the jeweler s, stock is complete in all sizes, styles and prices. A slight damage was done Sunday by fire in the residence of J. D. Johnson, occupied by Rev. J. A. Brown. The fire caught from a stove, but was ex? tinguished quickly. The interesting article on the bom? bardment of Fredericksburg, written by Mrs. J. T. Goolnck, of this city, and publish?-*! in The Daily Star and The Free Lance was reproduced in the Danville Register of last Sunday, with proper credit to this papier. When you buy "Gold Medal" flour from W. L. Brannan you are buying it from the mills' agent; you therefore uve money. Sacks ?42c, 84c, $l.f>8, $3.33 and barrels $6.65. "Gold Medal" flour is the best flour milled ;n America. Try it and see for yourself. Mrs. E. J. Sullivan and granddaugh? ter, of Stafford, were in the city Tues? day, making Christmas purchases. Mrs. Sullivan always comes in just before Christmas to do her shopping and pay her subscription to The Free Lance, which she says she cannot get along without Prof. K. C. Beale, Jr., of the Miller school in Albema?-le, is spending the holidays here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Beale. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil L. Reid have fone to their former home, Rock Hill, . C, to spend the holidays. Mrs. C. A. Bryan and daughter, of Stafford C. H., were here shopping Tuesday. The spirit of true giving obliterates the spirit of selfishness. Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett and Miss Lila Barrett left Saturday for Cali? fornia, where they will upend the winter. ?Alexandria Gazette. Mist? Florence King, of Newport News, will spend Xmas h??re with her brother. Dr. J. (?arnett King. Mr. and Mrs. ('. H. Hurkamp are ?spending ?Christmas at Wilmington, N. (.'.. with relatives of Mrs. H. 1 here will be sen ice at Christ church, Spotsyhraota c. H., ora Christmas morning at 11*30. Mr. and Mrs. O. (',. Brooks, of Wash? ington, are guests of Mrs. II. E. Kishpaojrh. Miss Grace Jones is very ill at bar boOM oat the Boulevard. Mr. C. 1). Creen, ?>f Brooke, was lure Wcilnes'lay. FREDERICKSBURG LUMBER CO. Will Commence Operation About Jan. 1. The Fredericksburg Lumber Co., lately organized, has taken otlices '.? anil 11 in the l.aw Building, owned by Judge Alvm T. Kinbrey. They will be in the market and commence operation about Jan. 1. have a yard for lumber, put up u planing mill, handle railroad ties and all grades o? lumlier. The of? ficers of the company are Kiigar Mar? shall, president; J. B. Woody, secre? tary and treasurer; Messrs. C. 1'. Brown, C S. Gibson ami 1>. G. Jones. The company is incorporated and the ?five constitute th" board of directors. It is stated ?this ?company has Interests with the Surrey I.umher Co.. of which ?Ex-Gov. Frank Brown, of Maryland, is ?the I'ontroling influ? CAUGHT IN CAROLINE live Kennedy, of the R, F. A P. K. K., arrested Tom Barker Satur? day for larceny of money from Mr. (1. ?EL Souter, of Cherry Mill, some days ag,>. The authorities here were noti? fied after the theft that Barker was coming in this direction, but instead of coming through the city be went through the country and struck the river about Dr. Morton's wharf, where be was put across the r;?,?r by Mr. Barker artal making f??r the ?bOBM of relatives it) Caroline when Kennedy caught him. He had $14 of the money he had stolen. Kennedy brought Barker here Monday night and ?be was locked up. Tuesday he was taken to l'rince William county to be tried. GREETINGS TO TEACHER Flach Member of Class Sends a Boat Card. As a Christmas greeting and a mark of appreciation ?ach <?f the 180 mem? bers of the Baraca Bible Class of the Baptist church will on Wednesday mail a Christmas post card to Mr. tiranville R. Swift, teacher of the class, who is spending some months at Lake City, Florida, for the benefit of (?is health. PLEASURE TRIP TO ORANGE Hunting to Be the Principal Feature. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Stearn, Mr. and Mr?. Clarance K. Howard. M --? Kat>? X. Doggett, Jennie Maitland and Nannie Ficklen, Messrs. Sam Wortham, of Baltimore; C. O'Conet Goolrick and Chester B. Goolrick left. Tuesday morning for Orange county, where they will stop with friends and most of the party will hunt for two days. CLOSES BILLIARD PARLORS Mr. Colbert's Building Will Be l sed for Moving Pictures and Vaudeville. Mr. J. B. Colbert has closed his sa? lit.n for soft drinks and billiard parlors on Main street, near the Exchange Hotel. He has ?rented the building to Messrs. McConncliy and Monrota, who will open a high class up-to-date mov? ing picture show and vaudeville about Christmas eve. TO USE PHONE SERVICE IN DISPATCHING TRAINS The R. F. & P. R. R. has completed its line of telephones and after Jan. 1st will use the phone service for communi? cating over the road, the dispatching of trains, etc.. instead of telegraph messages. The phones are now ready for use. PRIZES IN GUESSING CONTEST The guessing contest at Johnston & Pearson's drug store ended Monday at 10 p. m. In the jar of pills, of which the number therein was 3,391, the first prize of $5.00 in gold was won by Mr. Lee J. Graves, whose ?guess was 3,405, and the second prize, $2.50 in gold, was won by Jacob Boner, his guess being FINE SKATING The ice on Chesley's ?pond is clear and daily increasing in thickness. Merry skaters were indulging in the sport Monday and Tuesday for the first time for two years. It is expected that those who have ponds and ice house? in the country can get ice. MILD CASE OF SCARLETINA Elizabeth, the little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Stiff, has a mild case of scarletina. She is being attended by Drs. Scott and Barney, and it is expect? ed will be well in a few days. FINE TURKEYS Mr. C. T. Robinson, of Stafford, brought to this city Tuesday, 3 nice turkeys which weighed 43 pounds and brought 2<0c per pound. Capt M. B. Rowe was the purchaser. CLEAR, COLO WEATHER It looks like Xmas except there is no snow. The thermometer registered 18 Tuesday morning and it was as clear as a bell. CELEBRATION AT ANTIOCH There will be a Christmas celebration at Antioch church, Stafford Co., Tuea day night, Dec. 28, beginning at 7 o'clock prompt. MRS. MONROE'S INVENTORY Several Thousand Dollars Found Liquor Ripe With Age. Messrs. Hurkamp, Itowering and McCracken, the appraisers of the es? tate of Mrs. Jencie Monroe, found in an old iron safe Thursday $**<"- In gol?l, which is discolored from age, and m an old cheat a roil at greenbacks fullysix inches in diameter, winch are so parch? ed by tire or from age that the ap? praisers wen? afraiil to bandle then and took them to ths Conway, Gordon & Garnett National Bank to M sent to the treasury ?lepartment at Washing? ton to be redeemed There cannot be less than $600 >'? the r,)?? ttti ?probably several thoiisnnd. Two checks which had not ?been presented were also found. A large quantity of liquor had been stored away and some of it so old that the barrels above the point of the level of whiskey were dry and ??racked open and When ?in at tempt was made to turn them over the oily liqiwr ran out as if through a sieve. This liquor cannot b?' sold h??re. but Will ! away. The Snd of Tueodsy will Hdd several thousand dollars to the . 'ate. A CARD OF THANKS The undersigned, chairman of the committee on tag day. order of the ?Eastern Star, on behalt of her many willing Workers, as will M on her own behalf, returns bar ?grateful thanks to the ?generous publie foi its cordial re? ception of ?her ?helpers and the liberal contributions mad?' to them on our tag ?lay. The amount realised was about ?S80Q, It is a liberal contribution toa worthy Cause, and will go splendid temple that will both beautify our bis cone city ami stand as a perpetual memorial to Gen. George Waal the Fredericksburg bo?, and th? ??st AB I Muster Ma Vcrv respectfully, Mrs. i\ K. ?Howard. DEATH IN KING GEORGE The funeral of Mrs. Emma Q berry, of King George county, took place from her late home Tuesday m the presence of a ISTgS ?SOW sorrowing friends ?and relatives. Mrs. ? rry was taken ill Sunday afternoon with acute indigestion and passed away in three hours ?before a Doctor cook] reach her. She sister of ?Superintendent of : Frank Coekley, of Kmg George, s faithful member of the Baptist church and was held in high esteem by ail wh?j knew her. She is surviv? d by an only daughter. Misa RoseQuesenberry, three brothers, Walter. Frank and Powell (\akley. and four sisters. Mrs. George Price, Mrs. Alexander Potts, Mrs. Bock Price and Mrs. Perkins, all of King George. DEATH OF BROTHER OF MR. E. B. WHITEHOUSE Hon. F. ('. Whitehouse, of Bruns? wick, Maine, a brother of Mr. K. B. Whitehouse, of this city, died suddenly Monday night at his home, ?aged 68 yuan, Mr. Whitfhoi.s.? waa a member of the State Senate of Mame ?and a prom? inent manufacturer, being larv gagsd in the paper industry. ?Mr. EL B. Whitehouse and bii ?Mrs. Alice M. Manten, left ! for Brunswick, Me., to attend the fu I.ir..!. REV. JOHN R. QUARLES DEAD Rev. John R. QuarleadMal! near Gordonsvilie, Monday morning, after an illness of a few days, of pa? ralysis. He had just been appointed by th?? executive committee of the Cosh? n Baptist associstion missionary pas? tor at Waldrop's church, mar hia home. He was a brother ?>f Rev. H. L. Quarles, former pastor of Calvary church, at Bowling Green. His wife and five children survive him. DEATH IN STAFFORD Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, wife of Mr. Monroe Stevens, died at her home in Stafford, near New Hop?' church, earlj Tuesday morning, aged ?87 years. She is survived by her husband ami two sons, Mr. ?\shton Stevens, of Stafford, and Mr. ?Marcellus Stevens, of Spotsylvania. Funeral at 2 p. m.. We?l nesday, from New Hope church, con? ducted by Rev. W. R. Hardest}'. TURKEYS PLENTIFUL They Bring High Prices. At no previous Christmas has there been as many turkeys brought to this city and never have they lieen higher. One dealer ?hipped 20 barrels on Tues? day. The front of the express office was blocked with wagons from country stores, unloading boxes with turkeys, while the railroads and steam boats carried their quota as : Undrawn turkeys readily brought ate, and some lots 21c per pound, and drawn 22 to 23c and in some instances 25c. A few more days like Tuesday and the supply will be exhausted. SUES FOR TEMPORARY OIVORCE A suit has been filed in the Law and Equity court of Richmond by Mrs.Mag gie Talley, formerly of Spotsylvania, against her husband, Mr. Robert P. Talley, who now lives in Spotsylvania, praying for a temporary divorce, coun? sel fees and alimony. Papers have been served by Sheriff Waller, of Spot? sylvania, on Mr. Talley. Attorney Al? fred E. ?Cohen represents Mrs. Talley. Mrs. Talley asks for the custody of two children, who are now in her cus? tody. CARRIED TO ASYLUM Sheriff R. M. Waller, of Spotsyl? vania, brought to this city Tuesday Miss Edmonia Fletcher, who was tried in Spotsylvania for burning the Chewn ing barn and found insane by the jury, and delivered her to Messenger Ficklen, of the Western State Hospital, of Staunton, where she will be taken for treatment. The Studebaker is built for the man who wants a goo?i wagon. Likely you will not buy a wagon often, then buy the best Call for a Studebaker Alma nac for 1910. Decker & Alrich. The Conway, Gordon & Garnett ...NATIONAL BANK... f REDCRICKS3URG, VA. Deposits Solicited. Negotiable Paper Discounte All torreepondence promptlj answe/ed in scaled envelope!. Handsome lithographed ?heck books presented to each customer. Merchants' bnsinesi tards placed on their checks. m Bank Open From 9 A M. to 4 P M. M BUSINESS MEN'S MEETING Delegate? to Municipal League I I?? !???! ? Resolutions of Sympathy. Ktc. A meeting of the Business Men's As? sociation was held Tuesday night. Mr. Warden preside?!; I?r. Kin;,?, secretary. Mr. Warden ?reported that two enter nriscs had in??uir?'?l as t?i ?litas on 111 * ? Wanlen property along the It. 1'. .?. I' It. K., hut nothing definite hail jref ?re sulU'd. A communication fr??m Mayor Wal la?*i* was read, asking that delegates from tin* aasoclation Be elected to Con? vention of Municipal League in Rich mon?! Jan. tit h and 7th. The following dele-gates were ?-leite?!: Mr. Henry Warden, CoL K. D. Cole, Mr. W. L. I'rannan ami Dr. .1. Harriett King. Mr. Warden will attend the coafere-nce to be he!?! prior to th.? convention to ???in? sider the question ??f commission form of city government. The delegates were authorised t?? Mied their own al? ternates if they rannot attend Mr. I'rannan r* f.'rre.l to Un* losa ?the ?ity bad suffered by the burning ??f the Virginia sinrt Pactory ami offered a resolution expressing officially t?? tin? owners of the plant the sincero .-'in pethy of the Business Men's Aasocia bon. The meeting adjourned. THE MOORE-WEBSTER WEDDING IN KING GEORGE Dogue, Va., D.i'. 20th. ?On Wednesday, ?Dec. 18th, a largo eoncourse of relatives and friends of ?the ?contracting ?parties aasembled at tin? home of Mr.and Mrs. W. K.Parker, Jr., U> witnesa the marnagi* of Mrs. ?Fannie J Webster ami Mr. Arthur Moore, which took ?place at i o'clock p. m. At the ap|snnt?*?l hour the beauti? ful strains of tin- ?redding march, artia tically rendered by Mrs. i,. i:. Rollins, ?pealed forth and the brida] party ?en? tered the parlor in the following order: Mi>s ?Elizabeth Sheppard Baker and Wm R. ?Clarke, nieee and ?nephea of the bride, ami Messrs. T li. and I.. B. RoUins, brothers of the bride; lovely bride loaning upon the arm of the ?groom, ?sad ?the couple si.khI beneath a beautiful tloral bell, they were made man and wife by Rev. J.* II. NewbilL ? r and congratula ?liona extended, the happy throng were invited into the spacious dining room, where .? sumptuous n : ?them, ?consisting of all the delicacies of on and tropical fruits in profu si.in. t? which all did ?ample iho "inner man" being amply refresh? ed, the crowd returned to the parlors, where Joyous laughter ami ?innocent merriment were indul?ged in until far be? yond the midnight hour. The hrule i l daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Rollins, of this place, and widow of the late Mr. Sheppard Webster, of Cambridge. M?l. The groom is commissioner of the revenue of Stafford and is h?-l?l in th?' ?i by all who know him. i he wedding ?presenta wen* numerous, useful an.I ornamental. .- th"-' present from a distance ?rere Mr. W. D. Reamy, ?treasurerol Stafford Co.; Mr. Rfchaird Moneare, ?he?ir of Stafford Co., and Mr. Jack Gouldin, ?>f the same county. Mr. ami Mrs. Moore will n e?r"St. ?Claud" estate, the dwelling having lately ?been remodeled and fur ith elegant taatO. 'In.* writer wishes them a long life of happiness, ?peace and pi*OS| RYAN-JONES A pretty wedding was wit? ? r church, m Stafford, Saturday, Dec. 18th, at s o'clock, when Mis* Hattie Junes, of i iari i-onville, became the bride of Mr. ?Saddle Ryan, ofToluca. Re? W. R. llard.'.-ty officiated. The bride was becomingly attire?! in a traveling suit of green broadcloth with hat and gloves to match ami carried a white prayer book. ?She saatered church im of bet matron of hon??r an?! cousin, Mrs, May ?Cox, who wore white orgamln? and carri"?! pink roses. Mr. Irvin Ryan, brother of the acted as best man. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of the wedding march, sweetly rendered by Mi--? l.ennie Flatford. Theush?*rs w?*r<* Messrs. Stewart and Aqoil Walter Cox, Feonie Gill, Wa?le Shel kett, Wat Maddox. The church was beautifully decorated by the friend.-? of the bride, an?l the high esteem in which ahe is regarded wan attested by the number of ?presenta she received. After ?tnony and congratulations th?; lump* ?fiOUple lefl for Washington ami Baltimore. After their return they will reside in their new home atToluca. G. s. MARCHANT SOMERVILLE Announcement of Approaching Wed? ding. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Somerville, of this city, have issued invi'.ationa for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Louis?* Abert Somerville, to Mr. Harry rchan?, ?if Middlesex county. The wedding will take place at the I'resbvterian chup'h here on the even? ing of Wednesday, Jan. ?th, 1910, at 8 o'clock, FAIRFAX-POLLOCK Lieut. Co), and Mrs. Otis Wheeler Pollock announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Winifred Margaret Pol lock, to Lieut. John Carlvle Fairfax, 21st Regiment, Infantry. 0. S. Army, on Dec. 7th at their home in San Fran? cisco. Lieut. Fairfax is a brother of Mrs. Henry Byrd Lewis, of "Cleve," King George county. TO BE A CHRISTMAS WEDDING Clerk T. A. Harris, of Spotaylvania Circuit court, has issued a marriage li? cense to Mr. J. A. Luck to marry Miss Adra K. Harris, of Lewiston. The marriage will be celebrated at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Harris, on Christmas Day. Rev. C. E. Saunders will officiate. MARRIED IN WASHINGTON Robert S. White and Miss Nannie S. Bowie, both of Caroline county, were maiTied in Washington Monday. Isaiah Harrison and Miss Mattie Jef? ferson, both of Caroline county, were married in Washington Tuesday. TO CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Willis, of Locust Dale, Madison county, will celebrate their golden wedding Dec. 22. Mr. Willis is an uncle of Messrs. M. G. Willis and B. P. Willis, of this city. Mr. Willis taught mathematics in the Locust Dale Academy for years. CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT Bell Air Sunday School will ?give a Christmas entertainment at Bell Air church, in Stafford, on Monday ni^-ht, Dec. 27, 1909. All are cordially invited to attend. 2t OPERATION PERFORMED Mrs. Arthur Cameal was operated on for floating kidney at the Mary Washington Hospital Tuesday by Dr. J. N. Barney, assisted by Drs. Scott, Smith and Harrison. MEMORIES OF FREDERICKSBURG BATTLE Veterans Recall Civil War Engagement in Virginia That Was Crushing De? feat for North. December 19 never fails to refresh the million? s of tin? survivors of the Army of ?the Potomsc, under Burnskle, and ?the Army of Northern Virginia, and) r ?Lee all who participated in the battle of Freil?ricksburg, Virginia, which occurred on thai date, 1882. In every sense it was a great battle. Not far from 200,000 men met and smashed into one another, Bunuido having mon than 100,000 fifty bn ?gadea of four regiments each, more than 21X1 ?pieces Of artillery ami 4000 ??.-Hair?, ?and uniler I.e.? there wer?' fully ?90,000, with eavalry much more ably commanded than was the Union cav airy. in every sense it was a crushing de? feat for Bumside anil the north. Three of the Smith's greatest and erais, ?Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Gongstreetj strengthened by such division generala as ?the Hills, A. P. ?and 1). li , not toQnention other? ??(?u:?l ly efflcimt, were with the Confeder ? introel commanding Us ter anil left and the indomitable Jack? son their right. In that battle ?the Potomac army had three granil divisions. The right was under Maj. G?sn. Edwin V. uumner, fattier of Ute present ?General ?Sunuxsr, ([?r center ander Maj. ?Qen, Joseph Hooker and the left under Maj. (?en. W. ?B. Franklin. 'I he morning of the 11th found the northerners on Stafford heights, north of th?' Rappahannock, opposite Freder icksburg, an.I ?the southerners on the south ?side of ?the ?river, a strong force ?sntrenched on tin- shore, with the mam armj on the ?heights t?> the south,a mil?' away. With mich difficulty and heavy loss, a portion of Burnside'a fores eroefed ?the river ?snd laid three pontoon bridgea, over which the army ?f it on the morning of the 18th. Ti?.?? ?battle ?raged Rereely most of the day, each grand division participating. Franklin on the left attack???! with vig??r ?unI i usbed ?the enemy for a time, but Stonewall Jackson, with a large corps ol as good light? i- . ? SVSf marched, ?sided by tin? i>? ^t cavalry leader ?the loath developed-J, E. B. Stuart to a;?l him, provedtOO great an . ?and l rankun wa^ defeated. In tins division th?-r?' were three Wiacon sin r> ?gimenta - the Second, ander CoL Fairchild: ?the Sixth, under Lieut. ('?.I. K. a. Bragg, just back be had gone with an arm shattered at Antietam, and the a, ander Lieul-CoL Charlee A. Hamilton reeentlf return?! after bad srounda in bothlegs received at the battle of Gainesville. Col.Cutler,of the Sixth, was in command of the brigade. ist ?returned with an onheaJed wound given him at Gainesville, und . afterward made a brigadier '1 he Fifth, Col. Ama.-a ( lobb commanding, was un?i<?r Hooker. While regiments wen? engaged, their looses wen? leas than in any of their other great battles. The ?chic! loeeea w?r<.' on the right ?snd m th>? ??enter, under Hooker and Stunner. i -ful attempts Were made to drive the Confederates from Marye's height, ?and each attempt coal thousands "t man. Burnside in ipon ?another attempt, but the tmited ? ? I ?ens. Hooker. Surn net, Hamphn rs finally dis I him. The battle was over. It was a more ing defeat than those under McClellan on the ?Peninsula Ball Run ? the most unfortunate ?defeat the army of the ic ever suffered There was uoi one redeem Ing feature in th?? ?battle on the l.'nion side. It e/aa S great victory for the south. It was the one great battle of that army which most seriously discour aged. not to say demoralized, the force. It was most d? pressing to the President and the loyal north. But the army soon ?recovered ita <?l?l confidence after Burn side waa ?relieved by Fighting Joe ?ady tor anything that might ?some. The l'mon loss was 13,781 killed and ? I. Confederate loss,6,000. Their fighting was mostly behind breastworks. During most of fourteenth and fif teenth ?toe tare armies scowled at each other. There was little lighting. The night of the ?fifteenth a perfect gale was blowing from the south. Never was there S mon? fortunate windstorm--for ?the army of th* Potomac. The Confed ?iiM not hear what was going on while Burnside'a large force was rapidly r??crossing the Rappahannock river and getting back on Stafford heights. Had Con. Lee known what w:i> happening he could have well nigh ?destroyed ?the army of the Potomac ? Col. J. A. Watrooa, in Evening Wis? consin, Milwaukee, Dec. M, IMP. MANAGER J. SUTT0N JONES J. Sutton Jones, for several years ? I with the contract depart? ment of the Southern Bell Telephone ,. located in this city, has been appointed to take charge of the com? pany's office in Fredericksburg. He will*manage the exchange in that city, and have supervision of the contracts for connections in several surrounding counties. ? Richmond Times-Dispatch. MEMORIAL HALF DOLLAR ?Mr. Carlin Asks Congress to Aid Monu? ment Association of Alexandria. Representative Carlin introduced in the noues a bill authorizing the coin? age of 300,000 memorial half dollars for the benefit of the Washington Monu? ment Association of Alexandria. The bill provides that the coins shall be placed at the disposal of the association in return for the payment into the Treasury of a sum covering the actual cost of the silver, alloy, and mintage. Representative Carlin believes that the coins can be disposed of to collectors at a price that will give the association a handsome profit. The proceeds are in? tended to be used for erecting a pedes? tal and to Washington in George Wash? ington park near Alexandria. GOVERNOR SWANS0N Gov. Swanson, it is said, will not make an attempt to succeed Represen? tative Saunders in Congress from the Fifth district and Judge Saunders will not be appointed to the ?Corporation Commission to succeed Capt. Willard, whose term will expire during the ad? ministration of Gov. Mann. Judge Saunders will be a candidate for renomination to Congress. Whether he will resume the practice of law is not known. It has been inti? mated that he would travel abroard. It is not likely that Gov. Swanson will be shelved. He has a fondness for public life, and will re-enter it should opportunity present. It is known that he desires a seat in the Senate, though equally well known that he would not oppose either of the present Senators from Virginia. But should there be a vacancy from any cause he would make the fight for the toga. SHORTEST DAY Tuesday, Dec. 21, was the shortest day in the year, and was but nine hours and thirty-two minutes long. As com? pared to June 22, which is the longest day in the year, there is a great differ? ence, but as compared to the day pre? ceding the difference is not appreciable, being only about one minute. MONEY TO LOAN In sums to suit on good security. Ap ly to Lee J. Graves, attorney It. Chancellor Makes The Price! Spring Farming' 1909 g?i^IlsiiSiSSSES Carriages, ' PlOWB, i large PLACE? M. S. Chancellor FARMERS' SUPPLY STORE, Commerce Street. Get Ready For CHRISTMAS C. W. JONES Is Ready To Help You mm* immmmm* A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Made TIMBERLAKE, the Shoe Man. can do this for you by giving better shoes for the same monev and paying railroad or steamboat fare one way if you spend $15, or both ways if you spend $25, provided you live within 100 miles of him. your Women's Kangaroo Calf Shoes for hard ser? vice, tipped and plain toes, medium weight, a ?? 1 Cfl shoe for service. ^I.JU -' School, medium weight.solid through? out,full wide toes and a regular wear r?sister, 11 QC I to 11 $1.00, 12 to 2. JI.?J Hoys' School Shoes,made for service and will stay with your boy. Neat in appearance, ff 1 CI. y to 12, $1.35; U to I. 11 .*JU Men's Medium Weight Shoes for hard ser? vice and comfort, tipped and plain toe, un- f Q ftp lined, a great wearer, at..p&.UU Men's Gum Boots, not the best made, but the tf*? *1C best value possible for the money.ft. f u The Waldorf Shoe for Men, made like a shoe that cost a dollar more, all styles, in patent ?fTO Cft I leather, gun metal and box calf. One price fL. JU J A Full Line of House Slippers for every member of the family. i Ed.Timberlake g? ftf CHRISTMAS ORANGES! Our Christmas Oranges are now in, and upon examination we find them the best and cheapest lot of Oranges we ever had. Sweet as sugar, uniform sizes, very thin skins, and particularly juicy. 126's, 160's, 176's, 20O's and 216s. The dozen 18c, 20c,26c, 30c and 35c. The box $2.60 to $3.00. We have now stored in our fruit cellars about 10,000 Oranges and are in a splendid position to sell you better fruit for less money than any of our competitors. Buy your Oranges from us for present and Christmas Purposes "w. L. Bi^-A.isrnsr.A.i'T.. THOMAS, Shoer and Hatter. Brown . . Red Gray .... Fur Trimmed Felt Slippers. A shoe of any hind is an acceptable i Christmas Present. THOMAS, Shoer And Hatter. Headquarters For All Kinds of Leather Sole Leather, Bldem, ?Strip? and Blocks, either Hemlock or Oak. Harness Leather, Bolting and Lacing, all iIxm Calf Skins and Blacksmith Ap-ors. We don't bandle anything bottheb-st All guaranteed to gire perfect ?sathfac? tion as to prices, etc. tf. John G. Hurfcamp Co. REAL ESTATE WANTED We have buyers for real estate on Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. List your property with us at once. Piedmont Real Estate Agency, tf Fredericksburg, Va. ENGINE FOR SALE 6 H. P. portable Far-quhar steam en? gine in first class condition. For terms write or apply to A. F. Turner, Port Royal, Va. nlltf Headquarters For Building Materials. I keep all kinds of North Carolina and Virginia Lumber, dressed and un? dressed, Shingles, Laths, Sasb, Doors, and Blinds, Lime, Cement, Calcine Plaster, Plastering Hair, Building and Paving Brick, Tin and Iron Roofing, Cut and Wire Nails, all kinds Ready Mixed Paints and Dry Paint, Linseed Oil, Turpentine, Dryer Varnish and I?ewis's White Lead.Paint Brushes of all kinds, Window Glass and Putty, Builders' Hardware of all kinds, Tar Roofing, Sheathing Paper and fine Brick. Keep large stock of Sewer Pipe and Fire Clay Pipe. E. D. Cole. Agent for sale of bricks of FueoV ericksburg Brick Company. E. K. WHEELBK FUNERAL DIRECTOR ? EKBALMEB ?Corner Charlotte and Princess Anne Sts?, 'Phone 92, Fredericksburg, Va. Open Night and Day Telegraph snd Telephone Orders we ceive immediate attention. FOR SALE One pair oxen, 5 years old, very large, will suit sawmill man. ?One fine young well broken mule. En? silage cutter, with carrier, cheap. Tou? louse and brown Chinese geese, Rhode Island Red and B. Plymouth Rock cockerels. M. B. Rowe, Fredericksburg. 12wk-alt DB. H. lt. ECKEKRODB, DENTIST. Office houra 9-1 and 2 to 5; office Mala ?treat, over Ooolrtck'a drug stors.