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Mr. W. a Nuckols. of Spotsyhania county, was in the city Monday. See advt of Atlas Cement for --ale by Col. E. L>. Cole, sole agent Miss Boulah H*>*.?twri?_ht. *jr_oh_S 1*? * II -/kiting in New Kant hih! Richmond, has returned home. Norris. headquarters for jewelry and silverware. Mr. l.?v J. Graves was at Spottyl vania C. H. Toeoday I * attand ? meet ing of th?.* Telephone Co. The Noms StON paya the beet price for old j_?.Kl and silver. Mr. W. G. Lacy, ?bobas been spend? ing some v,mi- in California, has re turncd to Fndericksb_rg. Ask your friemls where they get ex? pert ?ratdi rapaifiag. They will say, The Norns Store. Mr. Tlu*s. K. Keith, an attorney of Fairfax C. H.. was ?a the my Tuesday t.* s.*,* Judge K. H. L Cluchester ?in legal business. A great money saving time on very desirable mode at C. W. .K>nes" f*>r t\\ *. weeks. Sale in full swing today. Mr. and Mrs. K. U. Powell, of Rich BMSmL wer?* guests of Mr. ami Mrs. l.ee J. Gravea Monday night and left for Baltimore Tuesday". " Big lot collar jabots and fancy ** lust recei\e?l at Mrs. D. E. Smith & Co's. Come early and get some of these stylish articles. J'l-tss-e Dannehl had before him Mon? das tor disorderly conduct. Arabella Edwards and Fiancee Slaughter. They wer?? ftnrnl *?_ ai.si s.s..-t> each, lower;, vV Co. are offering very s[ acia] prices *n eold weather com modit:t.s, such as suits, coat?, blank? tsl and winter millinery. Mercer Council No. 10, D. * f A., pte-j sent?.*?! Mrs. Powell Ball ??? gold placa foi bringing in the m gaben up to Jan .>t. 1910. Take advantage of the sal? of ladies' suit coats, dr? ssf wear, etc., at C. W. Jones'. Started Jan. Bth, runs for tws. weeks. Mr. A. P. Scott, *it of sehiKils in Northainpton county, who baa been a gncat of Mr. .1. R. Raw? ing and family, baa retained to hi> home at Cape Charlee. M* da ighter will remain longer. Remember your friends this Christ? mas with a beautifully finished ; graph of yourself or family. The Davis Gallery is the place to have it ma :?? Don't delay. The brick foundation for the public building had to be cut down half an inch on account of the roug the granite. This was through no fault of the brick work. The expense ?>f cutting down the bricks will have to be borne by the granite c?*ntraet*>r?. The pre-inventory sale of laches' and mi-*.-? goods, flannels, underwear, mil etc., is in full operation at ('. W. J now for two weeks. Don'; there. A charter was issue?1, to the Freder icksburg Lumber Company, Freder icksburg, Va.; capital,$10,000 to #1"", 000. Edgar Martha ? ?'--aid* Buckners; R. F. Burham. vice-: dent, of Mineral; J. B. Woody, -ecre tary and treasurer, o?' Mineral. 50 ladies and misses new stylish coat suits just purchaseil from a Philadel? phia manufacturer \? ry cheap for cash. Some as good and some better than w? have e*. er offend before for $16.00. You mav have youi pick of this big lot for $8.7*1 The T. N. Brent - Mr. W. D. Bram? a, of Orange, were rieiton hen Wednesday. By investing your Christmas rncney in a lasting piece of jewelry or silver ware finely engraved, from the Norris Store, you - t remind? er of the giver. Hon. C. Richelieu Coleman, ? sylvania county, left for Richmond Tuesday to assume : a mem? ber of ti He at? tended the Democratic caucus Tuesday night. Cash paid for old gold and silver jew? elry by S. S. Kaufman, the jeweler. Wanted-?You to know that S. S. Kaufman, the jeweler.repairs watches, clocks and jewelry in a sat manner, promptly, and h s charges pre always reasonable. How about your eyes' We tit and adjust superior eyeglasses and tacles JjO them. Eyes tested free. Sat? isfaction guaranteed. S. S. Kaufman, the jeweler and optican. When you buy "Gold Medal" flour from VV. L. Brannan you are t<uying it from the mills' agent; you therefore save money. Sacks -i.e., 84c.. $1.68, $3.33 and barrels 18.66. "Gold Medal" flour is the best flour milled in America. Try it and see for yourself. The Studebaker is built for the man who wants a good wagon. Likely you will not buy a wagon often, then buy the best. Call for a Studebaker Alma nac for 1910. Decker & Alrich. CHARTERS SPECIAL TRAIN Capt J. E. Willard. of the State Corporation Commission, was notified by wire in Richmond Tuesday that his aunt, Mrs. C. C. Williard, was serious? ly ill in Washington. He immediately charter??d a special train friten the R.. F. & P. R. R., which left Richmond for Washington at 2:15 o'clo-ck. Tues? day night Mrs. Willard's conditi' n was improved. COMING MARRIAGE Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. Coleman, of Spotsylvania county, announce the ap? proaching marriage of their daughter. Miss WeBtlake Coleman, to Wm. D. Landram. STAFFORD SERVICES There will l?e preaching in Stafford Sunday, Jan. 16th, at the following places: Antioch, 11a. m. ; Ebenezer, 15:30 p. m.. and Regester Chapel, T p. m. EVERYBODY WANTS THE BEST Atlas Cement has been used in con? struction of the Law Building and new residence of Judge Alvin T. Embrev. the large addition to the Woolen Mill, new Put-lie School building and is now being used in the Public Building and for the new freight depot of R., F. & P. R. R. It will be used in erecting the new passenger depot and the new Normal School Building, E. D. Cole is sole agent here for this brandW cement. E. D. Cole, Fredericksburg, Va. J10slm8t-w-jlli_t-w REGISTERED STOCK FOR SALE A registered Hereford bull, "Kola," 3 years old and quiet; a registered heif? er, "Kioline," 3 years old; also n 6 months old Hereford bull calf, which is entitled to registration. Ad Joseph Baker, jl3-4t Lloyds, Va. EXCELSIOR PLANT BURNS Fredericksbjrg Loses Another In? dustrial Plant By Fire. W. H. PEOEN SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS Fredericksburg has again suffered severe loss by tir?-, another large manu? facturing plant being destroyed. The hirg?- excelsior mill on low?-r Prince Ed ward street, owned by Mr. W. U. Pedan, was deatroyed ToeadM night. The alarm sounded at ten o'clock and in a short time nothing was left of the building. The lire department respond? ed promptly, but it was Imponible to ?ave the factory. The water pressure at that point was insufficient and the building ami contents burned fun-sly. The mill bad started up last Monday, after being shut down for some time and was just getting m good working order. Mr. John Larkin. the night watch? man, was m the engine room putting on wood, when be heard the cry of tir?'. He rushed into the main building and found the tir?' ha.l caught about the centre of the factor;. In .1 few min? utes the place was in a blaze. Then Wen two cars of the R., F. ? P. R. R. "ii the side tra*k at the factory to be loaded with excelsior. The loaded car with contents was destroyed. The yard engine, which cam? up after the rs, did not have sufficient steam to pull both cars. A large pile of OX ceisior wood was destroyed. A .-mall warehouse was saved. The factory had -?sen operated suc? cessfully f*>r" 7 years and employed a number of hands, who an thrown oat of work. Mr. Peden had do Insurance on the factory. The loes is estimated at *>?*> r $10,001). A large crowd gathered and when the large boiler, which was full of wa? ter, began to Wow off steam the crowd scattered Mr. Sam Kendall, one of the Bremen, was burnt al? ut t ? while fighting the lire. It was fortunate that the night was a calm MET AN OBSTRUCTION Sergeant Kauman on the Retreat. ?in Monday th<- corps doing the pre ry surveying for the Richmond and I'll* under charge of Mr. Cecil L Re?d, ? the ?me of the Misses Buck ner's property, just so ith nf Fn de? icksburg, and these ladiea vigorously protested against any survey being "i- across thei property an? il e right of Mr. Reid, or any of -, to g" on their property. Mr. K< id urged them to let the cor* ceeil With the survey and if they thought they had any redi" am**- him f*>r trespass, but plan the ladies would not acc-ede. Fi? nally a true.' was declared, one of the ladies coming to Fredericksburg to ad? vise with her attorney and Mr. Reid returning to the city t.' ad> se with his company's attorney, who told him that his corps had a perfect right, under the law, to enter the lands of the Buckner farm for the purpoaa of making bis survey and to g i ahead with th* Mr. Rent's party approached the property when one of the with a shot gun. barred their aray. Counsel for the railroad company thought the best solution of the difficul? ty was to apply to Judge Mason, of the Circuit court, for an injunction Older -.g the ladies from interferring with the orderly progress of th? ?.- it prop? rty and ha : papen to that end, when be anil Miss B icknei met on the streets of ? i'd and the matter amicably adjusted, though not wil . vingaon the - Buckner. v i re no casualties resulting from the encounter on the Buckn* r farm. Out .t is saul that tin* gun looked as large as a cannon to Sergeant Bauman, who was with the par* ?'slope" work, ar.d beat a hasty retreat and was very much obliged to Sir. hV d when Mr. Reid sent him to burg to advise counsel of the c ? if atTairs. Th table sergeant ?s in ti<* wise a cowaid, but it a ? some of his compani* tie had recieved some beans et sait --hot from that same gun when he was a small boy "cropeing" apples from the Buckner farm, and Ins hasty retreat was attributed by hiscom* difficulty of effacing from his miiul the il impnsak s. CORPORATION COURT Damage Suit of Miss Allison Set for Feb. 22d. In Corporation court Tuesday, Judge Goolrick presiding, the lawyer-* gather? ed to hear the chancery dock* I - were Uisn. The case of Miss Maude Allison against the city for 110,000 damages for alleged injuries resulting from a broken bridge was set for tria: __*!. Mr. St. Geo. R. Fitxhugh will represent the city. Messrs. Butxner and Wallace the plaintiff. Mr. Fit* hugh was oppoaed to trying i1 term, so Judge Goolriel ad the term into February. Mr. Butz ner requnted that the jury be secured from some other city or from some county. This was granted by the court. MR. MONCURE LANDED A CLERKSHIP AND A PAGE Bon. R. C. L. Monean has second from the Legislature the appointment of Hon. Henry T. Garnett. of King ?ieorge county, for a clerkship to one of the committees of the House of Del? egates, and the appointment of Master Chester Truslow, of Stafford, as one of the pages in that body. Mr. Moncure is keeping up his reputa? tion as a hustler in Legislative matters. LARGE QUANTITY OF FODDER BURNED A large rick of fodder belonging to ' Mr. Henry Warden, on his farm just below the city, caught on fire and was ' destroyed Tuesday afternoon. The fodder covered a large space and was ?rained at about $5<X>; partly insured : with Messrs. Chichester & Co. Spon-1 taneous combustion is supposed to have i caused the fire. STEAMER COULD NOT REACH HERE Steamer Lancaster came up as far Port Royal Monday and stayed there that night. Thursday morning she at? tempted to proceed to Fredericksburg, but it was found impossible on account of ice and took up schedule for return trip to Baltimore. GONE TO JOHNS HOPKINS FOR TREATMENT Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Powell, of Richmond, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Graves Monday. They left for Baltimore Tuesday, where Mrs. Powell will be treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. TO SURVEY ROADS Engineer Renshaw Btgins Prelim inary Work. Estimates to be Made For Spots* kania R??ad Improvement. Mr. AlfndT. Riddick, Jr.. and Mr. F. 0. Ken-haw. both of the State l)o Mrtment of Good Roads, started out Tuesday to inspect the highways in Spotaylvania county, winch are to be permanently improved under th*- terms of the roiui bond Issue neently an proved. Mr. Rcnshaw la a division engineer ansl will have charge "f the preliminary work. Mr. Riddick has been station*-1 hen for some time and is in charge of the work on the improved road to extend from Falmoutb to the Brooks i ? Warreiuoii road in Stafford. The roads in Spotaylvania to be Ira proved are*. COt KTI.ANH DISTRICT. From Fredericksburg to Spotaylvania C. II., 12 miles. From forks of n i aponax, 5 miles. From Fredericksburg on Plank Road to Chancellor district line, S miles. i man* i i LOR DISTRICT. On Plank Road from Courtland dis? trict line t.. Ain. h Crowing, 7 mile*. Is rom Alricb to Finchville, ? n on Pike Road from 5 Mile Forks to Cbancellonville, ."> miles. On Gordon Road from Digg's : strong's, l n Mr. Renshaw will mak? I specifications and estimates t" b? Uud bofor-s 'tu- rotad (-..M..--? nei and othen concerned in the work. NATIONAL BANK Meeting of Stockholder- ??llicers Elected Tin* stockholder? of the N itional Hank of Fredericksburg met 1 at noon and elected ihd following di rect to; Judge Wallace | Hugh D. Scott, secretary: Judge A. lace, H. Lewis Wallace, l?r. .1. r, II. 1>. Scott, Geo. A. Scott, A. H Wallace, s. G. Wallace, Geo, P. Lyon. At a meeting *>f the dir?-*-tors later the following officen wen elected: Judge A. W Wall ice, president; J. V TayTor, cashier; 11. I?. Scott, keeper; Geo. A. Scott, t.-ller; J. Stans bury Ficklen, assistant bookkeeper; Richard A Bode, : MR. JOHN M. YATES DEAD Mr.Jno.M.Yates.aged-O.sonofMr.R. M. Yates, of Summit, Spotsylvania *lu-sl in St, Luke'? 1! Richmond, Sunday evening at 8 o clock of apinai paralysis, lb- ?- survived by In- parents, rs and one brother. wen taken to S Monday and interment mad?- in the family lot Rev. Decatur Edwards, **f 'his city, conducted th.* funeral serv- , ices. Mr. Vates it the young man who slipped from a roof on Which he WtM . about ten weeks ago, injuring a, which finally caused l is * HISTORICAL OFFICER TANSILL Officer Tan-ill. When not bent *-n the a of crime and the apprehen? sion of crimina -, juv?nile "r senile, of? ten drope into retailing reminiscences of occurrences during the late unpleaa which have, sad to relate, es? caped the eagle eye of the voracious, if not vencious, historian. H contribu? de to the eff? the national governmenl shipped a tram load of i issas af? ter the ftret memorable battle then. . be certain of a band full, which he saw himself, so h I known that handcuff - -, all battle scared SALE OF SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY BONDS Then will be sold at Spotaylvania C. H. ' i Moi I iy, March 7th, at 12 ?? of Court!, nd district r*.aii i 1,000 *'f Chan? cellor district road bonds, both teat at 11-2 per cent. This i- a ran- epportunity for a safe investment The county of Spotaylvania has no bonded indebted . a good surplus in its t : ? See the ad. elsewhere m our columns. SENT ON TO GRAND JURY The case of Frank I). Melchor, col? ored, charged with forging Mr. Geo. L r's name to a i <>t>- t came up before Justice Dannebl Tues? day, 'i ;,** case \*..!.- si ut un t.. t:ie graml jury. Melchor was r?-?. by Mr. W. K. Goolrick an<l t- ? monwealth by Mr. W. W. Butxner. Melchor'.-, bond was fixed at $-V)*i, and i.:s attorney will make aneir*>rt t** have I him bail-'d. If Melchor can't give bail, he will have a long stay in jail, M the j next regular grand jury is in Ma;.. P. 0. S. OF A. The following officen of the P. O. S. of A. were installed Monday night by District Deputy I'r* sidetit W. I?. Embrey: President, Hugh Jenkins; vice-president, t"has. Howling: master of forma, Gilbert Hunt; conductor,Geo. Haydon; guard, L F.. Hudson; i tor, Harry Burke; recording sirretary. Thus. Carneal; financial secretary, 0. W. Magaha; trustee, A. B. Bowering; treasurer, K. L. Wood. TO REMOVE BODIES Mr. W. Russell, an undertaker, of Bridgeville, Pa., is here to take the remains of Col. VV. L. Laughlin and his two sons to Bridgeville for interment The three bodies are in the old Scott Vault, and the caskets were hermeti? cally scale?! and taken away Wednes day. SURVEYING CORPS BUSY The tents of the surveying corps of the Richmond and Chesapeake Bay Ry. Co. have arrived and the corps left 1 Wednesday for Massaponax, where [ they will first pitch the tents. They are working rapidly towards Richmond. POUNDED On Monday evening Shiloh church, old site, and many friends pounded | Rev. J. A. Brown. There was a great I variety and abundance of gifts for the pantry. It was an agreeable surprise to the pastor and family. After a so? ciable conversation the friends left and their kindness will not be forgotten by the recipients of their thoughtfulness. DB H M Ki KENUODE, DENTIST ? 000* hno? 9 1 p.nd '2 to 5; office Slain s'r.?**', over Go.ilrlck's drug st??r? T- e Conway, Gordon & Garnett ...NATIONAL BANK... PREDERICKSBURG, VA. 1 NrnoTiARb? PaPEB DISCOUNTED PVpnmf? >m>IU1TE1-. ?EGOTIABL** ra.rn.t AI) torreepondence promptlj answered In sealed envelopes, fland-ome lithographed theck books presented to each customer, ?s?frctinn-?' tiufiMHt*?*? ear?ts pltave? *i? tiietr c?***v_;-*> Bank Open From 0 A M. to 4 P.M.* CAROLINE SOCIAL COURT ?Tobacco Growers Pleased-Land Sales and Note?. The inUnse odd of Monday morning kept the county peopli* from Caroline social court, but nothing se?*ms to ke?'p away Fredcrickshurg, lialtinmre and I Richmond business men. They were there in full force. The Kii lunond to baeco man brought m.ire emBoarage tiK'iit than any other class. TobaOSO is Selling higher than for jears and look*. higher. The crop in Carolin*' is a big one and will bring SOmewhen ah nit one million of dollars. This is net had for one county. Th" people are in tine spirits ami look forward to increased acreage foi crops. 1'it.lions for Statewide prohibition an being circulated and are receiving many Signatures. It was a suhject that was itisrnsssd with much Interest .Nearly every body who owns ?m Ice* boOM has lilh-d with dear ice. The enp of corn m the county was small ami already Wretern eon and being brought in by ear leads, 'i'hi' lumber business of th?' COUOty is very large and many mule teams ate fed from the West Tin- neu railroad was the chief topic. The people an* hoping that it will come SOUth of th.- II.. 1'. 1 I'. K. ft The proposed new automobile line from Tappahannock la also exciting Interest The general impression is thai it is not feasible until something is done tu the LAND BAU I Mr. R. I., lieale, commissioner, a..1*1 two parcela of land, ?hie of il acres, iis-ar Central Pi int of .1. K. Thomas i.. p. B. Carnea), for H80. One of 18 acres, Braxton land, near n Madison district to K. L Iie.il.-. forailO. s,il.j.-et t.. confirma? tion of ? V>l! Senator C. U. Grei atl was | lie left en the lai?- tram for Richmond, when he will be a gueei at Murphy's sluring the session of the Legii Mrs.l.ravatt will spend ths* winter with him. I!? m. P. 1!. Powere, Jr., went down Tuesday night lb* will also be a guest at Murphy a during the a The ladies ef Bowling UreenChapter, C. I). ?... will give a -*dver tea on the evening of Jan. 19th, U.K. Lee's birth? day, at the i Mr. A. 1; r, fer the I'-in lit of needy Con veterana. Then- will be music and recitations. Refreshments will he sohl. I h* re i.** a spirits-d contest over the Itenhip made vacant by the death of Mr. F. I.. R. Dunn. The widow of th** late postmaster is an ap ? and ?s in i barge at pi I he friends el' W. * I I .-. ? an old Confed?rete soldier and former post? master, an sins : . ? s c aii . while nn IS the Choice of seme ef the Digges is ths-ir second choice. Mr. J. 1?. C. Gouldin, late candidate for the Legislature, has a following. Mr. E. I'.. Travis is not an avowed candidate, but be has a boat *.f friends who wart to see him appointed. Mr. Win, Bernard pa d Mr.-. Dunn on 00 life insurance. Kilwi. Masonic L taken a new impetus since Wonhipflll Master Aaron has been installed. New members are being added and the lodge i- ::i a prosp?rons coodition. present from 1- r.-<i.-r. w.-rs- Ms-ssrs. It. P. Willis, A. I-'. Dick ton Mason, E. c. Ninde, W. A. ? K. Lang, Stuart Jones, 11. F Crismond, Henry Garnett A I'- Denrip s.-y, Wm. Bernard, II. K. Gouldman, F, K. T>ls-r. I.. ('. ?iarrett and a repn ? ? ef tii'- paper. HER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED tana Jacobs celebrated her 17th birthday Monday night ;.t the boasa of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.P.Jacobe, ? 12:30 o'clock. Music, ?\> s wer ? h lulged in 10*30 fruits, refreshment hot chocolate were served. The dining table was beautif i ti ! with white res*s. carnations and ferns. Miss ? A a large number ful pr* - At a late hour t I -ft for each declaring t? ? mg a most enjoyabl .; te be be red. ? Mrs. p. Hewitt Mrs. I Florence and I annie Pattonf Anna and Beatrice Jacobs, Kate Jacobs, ?uiiL's, Lillian Harr.-. and Mary Hewitt Sarah White, Bell? I Film M * --r- i .rl CoX, N. I?. Fritchard, Robt Stephens, Walter Snellings, Norman Patton, F. It. Car* ner, R. H. Snellinga, Van Snellings, Dan Fatten, .b-.ssi<* Burgess, Rent. Harns, Lloyd Cole, Joe. Hewitt, Willi? ! MAYOR WALLACE APPOINTS DELEGATES Having been invited to appoint d*-le i the meeting in Norfolk on Jan. 25th, 1910, of representatives of cities adjacent to the proposed Middle Ground Fortress, between Cape Henry ami Caj.ie Charles, to discuss ways an?! means of bringing the matter before Congress, Mayor H. Lewis Wallace has named the following from this city: ("apt. S. J. (.?uinn, Judge Alvin T. Fm brey, A. 1'. How.-, c. W. J* ? F. Bradley. W. L. Brannan. M. G. ?Willis, ('apt. T. McCracken, Col K. 1?. Cole, Henrv Warden, Hon. ('. O'Conoi Goolrick, Cant T. M. l.arkin, S. G. j Wallace an?l members of th?' Public Interest Committee of the City Council. This is regarded a? an im**ortant meeting and Mayor Wallace say? he hopes the.-?- named will either attend or appoint alternates who will go. Other cities will have representative s. DEATH OF MRS. LAWRENCE WASHINGTON Mrs. Julia C. Washington, wife ef Mr. Lawrence Washington, of "Blen iheim," Westmoreland county, died suddenly Wednesday at her home of paralysis. In her infancy she was adopted by her aunt, Mrs. W. S. Brown, of King George, and was reared in her ? family. She married Mr. Washington in 1*77. The deceased is survived by her husband and seven children. They are Flsie, Isabelle, Sadie and Julia Washington; Messrs. Lawrenc, Henry j ahd Lloyd Washington. Mrs. W. wa3 a | memher of Grace Methodist church. Of her it mav trulv be said "RIphhpiI ?re the pure in heart, for they shall see Cod." IN MEMORIAM Mrs. Eliza M. Loving entered her Heavenly home on January 4th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Motley, in the ninety-first year of her age. A devoted mother, a true and happy Christian, a kind friend and one ever ready to sacrifice self for others as long as health and strength were hers. She leaves five children ?Rev. W. B. Loving, of Fayetteville, N. C; Rev. O. D. Loving, of Manchester, Va.; Mrs. M. E. Droin, of Charlottes ville, Va., and Mrs. F. A. Motley and Miss Sallie Loving, of Guiney's, Va. DEAD AT 86 Stansbury Combs died Dec. 31 nesr Index, King George county, aged 86 years; two sons and one daughter sur? vive him. Hezekiah and Wm. A. Combs, of King George county, and Mrs. B. L. Morgan, of Wakefield, Westmoreland county. Funeral from Howard's View church Sunday. Inter? ment in family burying ground near Rollin's Fork. Headquarters For All Kinds of Leather Bole L?atber, Bide?, Strips and Blocks, either Hemlock or Oak. Harness Leather, Belting and Lacing, all slues. Call -kins and Blacksmith Aprons. Ws don't handle au> itiing but the b -s* All guaran tx-sl to give perfect satisfit* tlon as to prices, etc. tl John G. Hurkamp Co. LEGISLATURE IN SESSION Byrd Again Speaker. The Legislature convened Wednesday at noon. All of the old oAcen won re-elects d Speaker R. F. Byrd in his Spsseh of acceptant? befon the House Daaao ?ratic caucus, Tuesday night, ttmtrtei that the rem* sly 1er in* quality in taxa tion is to subordinate local assessors artd commissioners of revenue to a cen? tral authority, representing the whole State. Thirty senators out of .H an- i ?wend to their names. Then were 77 present in the House out O? B7. As foret*hadowe*l the l)?'mocratic cau? cuses made the following nominatiens, which are equivalent to election by the Legislature There was no opposition to any of tin* candidates. By Senate caucus; PresidentDfO tern, Edward Bchola; caucus chairman, W. W, Sale; clerk, Marshall B. Booker; iloerkee-ier, S. *M. Donald; sergeant-at iirm?, 1-. B. Watkms. By the House caucus; Speaker It. F. Byrd; caucus chairman, F. I'. Cox* clerk, J. W. Williams, sergeant al? arms, J. M. Johnston; doorkeepers, S. M. Newbouse, I'. F- Una-comb. Th. Republican membere of the As? sembly met in Joint caucus and decided to make no Legislativa nominations. They may, however, nominata for the U. 8. Senat? later on. They selected Senator Noel, of Lee, as their floor leader in the upper house, and ('. S. Pendlet? n, of Scott, as leader in the House of Detegates. A d*'i-;sieii on the part of the Senate Democrats thai hereafter the officen should be elected every tWO years in? stead of four, and a proposition to have ' Republican representation on the Fi? nance and Bul*s Committees, were fea? tures ef the S* nate caucus. The latter prupoMl was made bj Senator Charles U. Gravatt, but was defeated I of 19 to 11, after a lively discussion. A joint caucus will nominate Senator Daniel Thursda} night, LETTER FROM ORANGE COUNTY Lahore, Va., dan 11. We have had the four ?CSs-MMM of th> year during past week and plenty of for the pre Tobacco ahipping is in evidence; the crops are nice, but not large. In the spirited debate at this place ? - ago the affirmative, represen? ted by Miss Lucila Broekman and Marshall JackSOfl and Rol t Burrus, wen out The ooestion, "Re solved, the county sfToroi men* advan? tage than the city," was well siftesl and nicely handleu, Our school hen opened Monday and affords good Instructions to all who visit it. Miss Pranke, the principal, and Miss Sadler, the assistant, are teachers of high, order. Among the sick. Miss Mary | snd Messrs. A. P, Broekman and John Terril!, Jr., an mosl well. Mrs. Drewry Matbews, w?-ll along in fean, is v siting her daughter, Mrs} Falconer, at Nason'a Mr. Asa Broekman, of Fauipiier, is loot, Mrs. Mathews, at the Mill. Mr. Tom Woolfolk, of Louis : recent visitor to this section, was an enjoyable hop at Mrs. F. T. Broekman's Saturday evening. Dainty refreshments inn served and all ha<l Mr. and Mrs. Fstes, of Then Hill, were welcome callets among us this INSANE WOMAN HAD GOLD Nearly One Thousand Dollars Conceal in Clothes. . *? attendai I Eastern State Hospital, Wiliamsburg, Monday when detailed to search ? won tient, 16 years old, who had !*? ? than from Louisa county, found illy sewn in her clothing. With exception of the half-dollar all was in geld, mostly il" pieces. It me to extract the n Relatives of the patient had known ? -s.ii some property, al? though th. y did not expect tha*. it had been converted IntOaXnmncy. Her - ter and her si.-tcr'** husband, who ac> companied her to the hospital, wen surprised rbey were anabk plain bow She had accumulated the leash or bow she managed t*. conceal it :,.? The patient, whose Dame is with? held, it anas . VIRGINIA NEWS Secretary Hart, of the Re* ubliean Stats- committee, has issueil a call for a committee meeting at Norfolk to 600? sider matters of importance and to at? tend a dinner in honor **f State Com* man Alvah H. Martin. The Methodist parsonage at Frank town, on th** Eastern Shore, was burned Sunday while Rev. I>. '1. C Butts was holding services at the church. Most of the contenta also burned. The Misses Cardwell, of Ashland, wen hostesses on Tuesday evening at a delightful entertainment given in honor of their guests, the Misses Lae, of Irvington. Bichmond Times-Dis patch. THE MOTOR LINE Between Tappahannock and Milford. Offieen of the Tappahannock-Milford irtation Co.,which is to establish a mail antl passenger motor car service from Tappahannock to Milford, report that Richmond business men have suh leribed hberaily to the project, and money enough had been secured to be? gin work. Dr. W. B.Robinson and H.C. Shields, who interviewed Richmond bulsness men,said that the road is good enough for any sort of weather.but that it will lie improved and kept in condi? tion. The company will lie.chartered with a maximum capital stock of $10, II? r<i. WOOD PENITENTIARY SUPERINTENDENT J. B. Wood, of Richmond,was elected superintendent of the State penitentiary to succeed the late Mai. Morgan. His only opponent was E. W. Milstead, of Newport News, who was willing to ac? cept the office, but made no fight for it. Mr. Wood is a member of the peniten? tiary board, and could not vote in the election. The board is composed of five members. The new superintendent is a leading business man and church worker and enjoys the confidence d_fchc public. iirch ' TO PROBE FISHERIES BOARD The Virginia Ovstermen's Associa? tion, at Newsport News Tuesday, reciev ed a report from its legislative com? mittee recommending that the leg? islature make an official investi? gation of the financial condition and managament of the Virginia fish? eries commission. A strong effort is being made to defeat the proposition for fear that if it is adopted other re? medial oyster legislation may be asked of the incoming legislature. WED IN WASHINGTON Ernest C. Brower and Misa Alma E. Kiblinger, both of Louisa county; Robt. L. Thomas and Miss Alice M. Gray, both of Caroline county, were married in Washington Tuesday. LEESBURG VOTES "DRY" At a local option election held in Lees burg Tuesday the "drys" won by a majority of 6?, due, largely, to the ef? forts of the Antisaloon League. COL. HEMPHILL GOING TO RICHMOND Announcement is made that Mai. J. C. Hemphill, for twenty years editor of the Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier, has accepted the editorship of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, his new duties to begin Feb. 15. s's?-***--'.~-*-^-SS **-----'????----?'.s*. **------.SV ??-^.S'.--*-'_CW-._.*_-^._-_^^ ? .WA_*.WASrA*?A*?rAS-rA*WAWiVAW..s _ I \Ts***s?-s,-*r___-r,__*s-*r___-y GREAT REDUCTION SALE =AT= C. W. JONES' STORE Is in full swin&. Everything in WINTER GOODS at REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH and for cash money only. We want to sell these before we begin tak? ing inventory This bale closes SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN. 22. Dor.'t wait un? til the last as th3 choiciest are always sold first. Every Ladies' Suit, Every Misses' Suit, Every Skirt, Every Cloak REDUCED Instructions have been issued throughout the entire store to all our people and Reduced Prices put on all Winter Goods. Prices that mean big savings to you, at which it will pay you to buy, even though you do not need them now. Prices that cannot be duplicated for goods of like quality. Listen! Read! Buy! Buy Quickly ii ii il ii ii il II II II II 8 II II ? i !! Il M ?1 H II II ii II II D One lot Ladies' Suits, this season's very latest styles and our great specials at $16.00. This week's closing &tt QQ Be out price. WsOO quick 2nd lot Ladies' and Misses' Suits. Most of these ire this season's [[foods, a few of them are from last spring; prices ranged from $17.60 to $27.50. Most any color you want. Take any suit in this lot at the very low & Ifl QQ Kach price of .-sPlU.uO Ctwh 3rd lot Ladies' and Misses' Suits. All these are this season's styles, and among them the very host sellers, and extra cheap at $17.50 and * 11). 00, all reduced ttlQ Cft to the one price of. JlL.Ot) Cash 4th lot Ladies' Suits. This was our great special lot at $22.50 and 25.00, and our very biggest sellers. All put in this sale at one price of. Cash. This is a great opportunity for you. I>nn*t miss it. $15.00 )th lot Ladle ' Handsome Tailored Suits. Only four suits in this lot, ?rere $27.50 and 35.00 each, now for you, great bargains. It your size is in this lot take them for only . per suit. Cash. $17.50 6th lot Ladies' Suits. .lust a few of these, an*l you can take them at al? most no price. These $10.00 and VISA) Suits sale price i $7.50 These are all new styles, and if you want a cheap suit see these ?juick. Ladies Suits From Last Season JUST TWo LOTS OF THESE 1st. Lot. Short anil Medium I/'ngth Coats.liluek.bluc, hrown; wen- priced from S12.."<) to $17.50; uike any <>f these for the? i QQ small price of.ylsTO This means a (Treat loa to IM ami a great gain fur you. Cash. r.rP-.P<_ ! **' :i *"'"''' *?'*''' ;' a" eomPl*^*! Iian*!s<mie i/l esses and ready to put right on. Great bargain for you. These dresses are marked $15, $17.50, $20. lake your choice ? QQ of any in th*- lot for._____ Separate Shirts You can get ft* d liai:d:-i.n.*-ly for spring from these lots. 3.39 4.* 1st lot consiats of Panama and Mo hair. Priced at $3.98, $4.26, $4.50, all reduced to the one small easfa pries of. "Jiiil Lot Rssdy-to-Wmi Skirts. This is the fall line of our ?pe? nal .-skirts that we think a preat I, but we want the money for these i|i;is-k. M take - sale Q "?C at . ri. 19 Cash 3rd Lot. L-adies' Separata Skirts. These are extra moid -. very low price Mark? ?! ion n to the cash price of. ith Lot Lsdies' Separate SI Panama, Broadciotb, Chiffon Pan? ama. Pricw -. 'II ? is a lot of < atra good sktrts. Take your choice during* thl for the ridiculously E .-. J Q? *>riiv of. H.?O ."th. Lot Separate Skirt**. Our nearest Voile sad Cheviotte Serge Skirts, ai d the bt it $10.00 vain.* ever shown. 'I I D can have any of them for tin small price of (cash) . ?ith Lot Skirts. Just a few of these splendid Black Voile Skirts, were priced at $11, $12.50, $15 Take any of them for i'ash. All black. 6.75 8.50 Separate Coats We have left about 25 Lidies'. Misses' and Children's Coats. We have marked all these down to a very, very low price. We won't have the room to mention each lot, but you can buy them cheap for cash. MILLINERY If it is possible, if low price will do it, we never carry any Hats fr-^m one season to an? other We have some very handsome hats left; we have some medium and some cheap grade, and all of these are going to be sold and sold quick. If interested come, come, in a hurry. We say BARGAINS we mean BARGAINS. Heavy Dress Goods, all Furs, Outings, Flannelettes, Blankets, Ladies'Underwear, Men's Underwear, Children's Underwear, ALL REDUCED A Great Money Saving Time for Everybody. C. W. JONES, FBEDEBI0K8BUB_'S LARGEST AND BEST STOBE. I? i II ___? Chancellor Makes The Price ! Spring Fanning 1910 ..mt-rlcan Win? Fencing, from 26 to 68 Inchee high; Ijbrbvd Wir?* und ??"?tapies, Superior Inw Urtlla, l-re-g and Spring Tooth Harrows, The Beat Manure Spreaders, The Boat G-Mollue Kugln"** I ?< 20 Hurte Power; Haw Mills, Farmen' Friend Corn Drills, with arid without, fertiliser *Ktac.* nient*, tht Htm ?m prof-jd Cream Separators, all sisee; Hand and Horse and Hiding (ult.lv atori?, Faro* *?(i"iisi ' Mrrlcsgvs, Buggies, and other Vehicles, Tar Roofing Paper and Caps, Oliver Chilled Plows, Farm*-*?' Ftis-.nl I'l. ?s, ? hifrus, Chains, Well Buckets, Spades, Hoee, and other Farming Implement? hontarht f**r -nah tu l**?rgs quantities and offered at the very luwest cash prie? REMFMBER THh NA.Vi * ! ? ?< E M. S. Chancellor FARMERS' SUPPLY STORE, Commerce Street. TIMBER LAND WANTED We arc in a position to sell timber ?and for more money than any one in f ?? aericksburg. We want options on 10,000 acres in the surrounding counties. We will take lots of from 1 ' to 10,000 acres. It will be to your in? terest to write to us. Lee J. Graves and N. B. Kinsey, Piedmont Real Estate Agency, Fredericksburg, Va. Ij Mm AT STAFFORD COURT HOUSE Don't fail to see the "Great Haydon," the man of mystery,and his company of all star comedians at the P. O. S. of A. Hall, Stafford Court House, on Friday night, Jan. 14th. Remember this performance is given for the benefit of the P. 0. S. of A. I lodge. Everyone should turn out on this date and help this good and worthy cause. Prices, children 15c, adults 25c REAL ESTATE WANTED We have buyers for real estate on Potortiac and Rappahannock Rivers. List your property with us at once. Piedmont Real Estate Agency, tf Fredericksburg, Va. MONEY TO LOAN In sums to suit on good security. Ap? ply to Lee J. Graves, attorney ltf Headquarters Fo\ Building: Materials. I keep all kinds of North Carolina and Virginia Lumber, dressed and un? dressed, Shingles, Laths, Sash, 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, Unseed Oil, Turpentine, Dryer Varnish and Lewis's White Lead,Paint Brushes of all kinds, Window Glass and Putty, Builders' Hardware of all kinds. Tar Roofing, Sheathing Paper and fins Brick. Keep large stock of Sewer Pipe and Fire Clay Pipe. E. D. Cole. Agent for sale of bricks of Fred ericksburg Brick Company. IS. K. WHEELER FUNERAL DIKCTOR ? EMMLHEH Comer Charlotte and Princess Anne Su., 'Phone 92, Fredericksburg, Va. Open Night and Day I Telegraph and Telephone Orders sa ceivs immediate attention.