Col. E. D. Cole was in Richmond \
Norria, headquarters for jewelry and
Miss Alice Cole was in Washington
The Norris Store pays the best price
for old (?-old and silver.
Mr. Stuart Tansill left Wednesday
Cash paid for old gold and silver jew?
elry by S. S. Kaufman, the jeweler.
President W. C Whitner. of the
Power Co., is here.
Ask your friends where they get ex?
pert watch repairing. They will say.
The Norris Store.
Mr. W. D. Scott was in Washington
and Baltimore Wednesday.
A great money saving time on very
desirable goods at C. W. Jones' for two
weeks. Sale in full swing today.
Mrs. James A. Thompson, of Rich?
mond, is guest of Mrs. W. A. Bell.
Big lot collar jabots and fancy goods
just received at Mrs. D. E. Smith &
Go's. Come early and get some of these
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bode and Mrs.
Augusta Bode left Wednesday for
Lowery & Co. are offering very
special prices on cold weather com?
modities, such as suits, coats, blankets
and winter millinery.
Rev. W. S. Jackson, who is still at
the Mary Washington Hospital, had a
slight relapse Wednesday morning, but
was better in the afternoon.
Take advantage of the sale of ladies'
suit coats, dress goods, blankets, under?
wear, etc., at C. W. Jones'. Started
Jan. 8th, runs for two weeks.
Mr. T. R. Binford, of Richmond, dis?
trict traffic chief of the Bell Telephone
Co., was in the city Tuesday and Wed
nes-day, a guest of Mr. J. S. Jones, the
local manager of the company.
Wanted-You to know that S. S.
Kaufman, the jeweler.repairs watches,
clocks and jewelry in a satisfactory
manner, promptly, and his charges are
During the fire Tuesdav night Mr.
John Larkin, son of Mr. Tom Larkin,
had a narrow escape. He climbed on
his grandfather's house to put water on
the roof, slipped and fell, but fortunate?
ly landed on his feet when he struck
Master Geo. Gouldman, better known
as "Toadie," got a prize, a watch and
$2 in cash, for selling the largest num?
ber of Saturday Evening Posts in the
State during December. Toadie is a
hustler and a popular boy.
Mr. R. V. Turner and wife, of
Woodlawn, King George, had a fine son
born to them on New Year's Day. A
New Year's gift to Mr. Turner.
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.
The home of Henry Dunkins, colored,
in Stafford, was burned to the ground
Wednesday. There was no insurance.
The pre-inventory sale of ladies' and
misses suits, cloaks, skirts, dress
goods, flannels, underwear, millinery,
etc., is in full operation at C. W. Jones'
now for two weeks. Don't miss being
Mr. Ashby Moncure, of California, is
a guest of his brother, Mr. Frank D.
Moncure. of Stafford.
50 ladies and misses new* stylish con
suits just purchased from a Philadel?
phia manufacturer very cheap for cash,
borne as good and some better than we
have ever offered before for $15.00.
You may have your pick of this big lot
for $8.75. The T. N. Brent Store.
Mr. Gerald Waldo Hart, president of
The Hart Manufacturing Co., Hart?
ford, Conn., and son, George Hegeman
Hart, spent the holidays visiting Mrs.
Ida D. Jaynes at Benvenue, Spotsyi
By investing your Christmas money
in a lasting piece of jewelry or silver?
ware finely engraved, from ths Norris
Store, you will have a constant remind?
er of the giver.
Mr. Robert Lindsay Jaynts-- and
daughter. Miss Margaret Lindsay
Jaynes, have been spending the holi?
days at their home, Benvenue, Spotsyl
vania county. They left for Pitts
burg Wednesday night, accompanied
by Miss Luella Virginia Jaynes.
How about your eyes? We fit and
adjust superior eyeglasses and spec?
tacles to them. Lyes tested free. Sat?
isfaction guaranteed. S. S. Kaufman,
the jeweler and optican.
Mr. C. H. Pierson, of "Chestnut
Valley," Caroline, was here Wednesday.
Dr. W. A. Harris and Mr. Geo. W.
Perry, of Spotsylvania, were in the city
When you buy "Gold Medal" flour
from W. L. Brannan you are buying it
from the mills' agent; you therefore
save money. Sacks 42c, 84c., $1.(38,
$3.33 and barrels $6.65. "Gold Medal"
flour is the best flour milled in America.
Try it and see for yourself.
At St Martin's Church, at Doswell,
Hanover county, Wednesday p. m., at
4:30 o'clock, Miss Jean Wortham Dos?
well, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Doswell, was given in marriage to
David Oakes, of New York. The cere?
mony was preformed by Rev. J. Y.
Downman, assisted by Rev. Frank
Burks, and Miss Tilly, of Ashland, play?
ed the marches.
Miss Anne Doswell attended the bride
as maid of honor. The bridemaids were
Misses Mary Oakes, Florentine Ward,
Annie White and Lau**a Phelps. George
Oakes was the best man and Louis
Capen and Theodore Maxwell, ushers.
The bride, who entered on the arm of
her father, was gowned in white crepe
meteor, hand-embroidered, and trimmed
in duchess lace. Her veil was caught
with an ancestral diamond brooch and
a coronet of real orange blossoms. She
carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the
valley and wore diamond ornaments.
Mr. and Mrs. Oakes left for Florida,
where they will remain a few days,
sailing the last of January for Southern
Italy and the Mediterranean.
MOTOR CAR LINE INDORSED
Dr. B. W. Robinson and other citi?
zens of Essex county appeared before
the Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Thursday night in behalf of a project
to run a motor car line from Tanpa
hannock to Milford, on the R., F. & P.
R. R. They stated that the company
would require fn-m $3,000 to $10,000,
and that the line would place Richmond
in communication by freight and mail
with more than 50,000 persons in one of
the most fertile and progressive sec?
tions of the State. They asked for the
moral support or the Chamber and the
financial backing of its members. The
Chamber pledged its support
BURNED TO DEATH
Mrs. Plant Cremated in Fire Which!
Destroyed Her Home.
The residence of Mrs. Mary C. Plant,
aaai Spotsylvania C. H., caught on lire |
from overheated stove Thursday, and
Mrs. Plant, an invalid, was burned to
death. Neighbors put out the fire, but
main part of the house was destroyed.
Mrs. Plant was 90 years old, widow
of Robt Plant, formerly of New York.
The only other person on the place was
Miss Martha tarter, Mrs. P.'s com?
panion, who was in another part of the
house. Mrs. Plant was helpless, and
the fire reached her bed before it was
discovered. Mrs. P. leaves no family.
Building was insured with A. B. Botta
& Co.. this city.
MR. PEYTON ROWE
Receives Good Appointment In State
Mr. Peyton Rowe, of Fredericks
burg, has been appointed inspector in
the Dairy and Food Department of the
State, and will enter into the discharge
of his new duties at once.
Mr. Rowe is a son of Capt. M. B.
Rowe and having made a study of dairy
matters for some years has become an
expert in that line.
State Dairy Commissioner Saunders
has been endeavoring to secure his
services in his department for some
The position is an important and a
SURVEYING SPOTSYLVANIA ROADS
The corps of surveyors are making
rapid progress surveying the road from
Spotsylvania C. EL to this city for per?
manent road improvement When
Jodia Mason appoints Messrs. C,. W.
Perrv and W. M. Thornburn. Dr. W,
A. Harris and Capt M. B. Rowe com
missioners, plans and s|*ecitieations will
be submitted to them, subject to any
change to be made by State Highway
Commissioner Wilson as may be direct
ed by the commissioners. ?t was fort?
unate that Spotsylvania started early,
as the State Highway Commissioner
has more than 54 applications trata
counties asking for surveys, and if the
work was not done now in all probabil
ity it could not be done before next fall.
MR. COLEMAN PRESENTS BILLS
Hon. C. Richelieu Coleman, of
Spotsylvania. has introduces.) a bill to
divide Spotsylvania county into four
revenue districts; also a bill to extend
the breeder's lien for a period of 11_
months instead of 6. as at present; also
a bill to permit Spotsylvania county to
select any road law of any county in
whole or in part of this State.
HON. C. R. COLEMAN'S
Hon. C. Richelieu Coleman, in the
naming of committees for House of
Delegates, was assigned on the impor?
tant committees of Schools and Colleges,
Labor and the Poor, and Executive ex?
HON. R. C. L. MONCURE
Hon. R. C. L. Moncure. of Stafford.
was well provided for in the committee
assignments for House of Delegates.
He is on Privileges and Elections, Fi?
nance, Immigration, and Insurance and
MR. POWERS' APPOINTMENTS
In the committee assigr,?*nents of
House of Delegates, Hon. David B.
Powers, Jr., of Caroline,received chair?
manship of committee on Currency
and Commerce, and was made vice
chairman of the important committee
of General Laws. He also received
other minor committee assignments.
MR. MAURICE SHACKLEFORD DEAD
Mr. Maurice Shackelford, aged 32
years, died Thursday night at the home
of his parents, Mr. ana Mrs. R. E.
Shackelford, at Garrisonville, in Staf?
ford, after an i?nes-s of 2 weeks of
typhoid pneumonia. He is survived by
his parents,two sisters and one brother.
Interment in the Shackelford lot at
Garrisonville Saturday at 2 o'clock,
services conducted by Rev. W. R.
WORK COMMENCES FOR
NORMAL SCHOOL BUILDING
Mr. J. C. Curtis, of Newport News,
contractor for erecting the dormitory
building for State Normal School, has
arrived to begin work on the building.
He moved material to the site Thursday
and has wagons, mule teams and labor?
ers ready. He commenced the prelimi?
nary work Thursday.
Mr. Ralph Izard, through his attor?
neys, Chichester & Chichester, has in?
stituted suit in the ?Corporation Court
of Fredericksburg against Wakefield
& Webber, of Shelby ville, Ky., for
breach of contract upon a warranty for
cattle bought of the said firm recently.
He alleges as his damage $1,000.
Mr. W. D. Landram and Miss Mary
Coleman, daughter of Mr. Geo. I).
Coleman, both of Spotsylvania county,
were married here Thursday evening
by Rev. H. H. Barber at the lat
The farm of Mrs. Sue Alsop, 5<50
acres, has been sold to Mr. Robert
Hildrup for $6,000. The sale was ef?
fected by the Piedmont Real Estate
Mr. Scott T. Stephens, of Broc&oad,
has been appointed a notary public for
RESPECTED COLORED WOMAN DEAD
i Mary Ann Alsop. who in ante-bellum
days was the colored "mammy" in the
Crutchfield family, di-ed at her home,
near Snell, in Spotsylvania, Tuesday,
aged 80 years. She was respected by
every one who knew her. She leaves
three daughters and two sons. Funeral
from Savannah church, conducted by
Rev. James Minor.
LOCAL TEAM WON
The Fredericksburg basket ball team
defeated the Catholic University of
America Wednesday night at the skat?
ing rink. Score 18 to 4.
Regulation of Stute banks and the
building of good roads are two of tlie
most important recommcnduMo?!** of
Got, Swanson in his message to the
genera! assembly, read Dai? re that
To provide annually t fund of $200.
000 for road improvement in Virginia
the governor MageejU that on?'-half of
the revenue derived from the franchise
tax upon the gross earnings of the steam
and electric railways ot the State In?
set aside. He recommends continuance
of the present policy of working con?
victs and jail prisoners upon the public
Declaring that Virginia's agricultural
products last year amounted to $20,000,
000, GOT. Sw?nson urges the hit? ssity
for a complete soil survey of tin- State
to promote its agricultural development.
In this connection he also recommends
the establishment of several DDOVSablfl
agTicultorial sclunils to teach fanners
practical, scientific farming.
Pointing with prule to the fact that
Virginia has been reducing steadily hoi
bonded indchtctlncss, and that one-sixth
of the debt has been cancelled, Gov.
Swanson urges economy in all depart
?Mats of Um State government bul
says that Hiebest interests of the State
demand that the many pr?
policies begun should be continue?! and
As joint patrons, Senators S.ms ami
l.assiur presented the program for the
good roails people proviihng f*?r the
purchase ami operation ?>f rock ?|uar
ries by the State ami setting apart a
certaiistixed annual sum for SI
aid tsi good i
In the 11..um-, M?'-.*.r.-.. '?
bins ami Molting introduced an .?*-t pro
viding for a bureau of banking, to be
under the control of the Corj
Senator Sale announced as the Senate
Steer.ng Committee Senators Hahv ..
King, early, of Greene; Sun**, of Lou
By Mr. Powers: A bill providing
that the fees of constablts and shs-iffs
shall be identical in hi-?* cases, and
therein amending the Code of \ irginia.
Hon. H. 1'. Garnett of King George,
gned as enrolling clerk of the
Hon. D. B. Powers, Jr., of Caroline,
??aceda ?arm and contest
for Mr. !.. 1!. Washington, for a com?
Among the pages for the II
Willie T. Covington, Northumberland
county ; II. BLTruslow, Stafford coonty.
The rush ?if bills m the general assem?
bly was continue?!. ScnalOl ? I
trod?eed a bill to appropriate lifts
thousand dollars for t nom i
Lebanon, Russell eon ity.
Delegate Throckm ?rton offered a
biU t?* wi[s-- o?r ail anpaid taxes
estai.- prior to the year 1910.
Clerk Booker announced that he had
appointeil Moses M. Green.of Fl
lobby doorkeeper, tin* position
at the first day's session of the Senate,
and made necessary by the determina
tion of the Senate to keep visitor** oat
of the cloakroom, according to the
amendment of the Senate rules of Sen?
ator Gravatt. of Caroline.
Among the bills introduced were the
Ry.Mr. Welford: A bill extending
time for collecting tax---*.
By Mr. Uta: A bill to repeal
3 of an act to provide a retirement fund
for public school teachers. A bill pr?>
viding for premiums on scalpa.
By Mr. Moncure. of Alexandria: A
bill to prohibit the use of any second?
hand glass bottle that has been picked
up from a waste heap, for incasing for
sale foodstui?s, seasonings, medicines,
A bill to amen?! ami re-enact section
3140 of the Code of Virginia.
Removal of license tax on ph)
is sought by the Medical Society of Vir?
ginia in a pamphlet distributed in the
Senator Folkes presenta- his bill to
tax express companies transporting
Among the committee assignments in
House of Delegates were the following
of members from this part of tin- State:
Privileges and Elections ? L-ewia, of
Essex; Moncure. of Stafford.
Courts of Just:?*?- Page, of Hanover;
Rew. of Accomac; Edwarde, of King
William; Bell, Oliver, Kvans, Moncure,
Schools and Colleges-Bell. -
|ieper: Page, Oliver, of Faina*.
man, Fitzhugh, of Northam.itoi . Well
ford, of Richmond county.
General Laws?Powers, of Caroline;
Stubbs. of Gloucester; Lion, of Prince
Roads and Internal Navigation ?Tal
iaferro, of Orange: Nolting, of Louisa.
Finance?Moncure, of Stafford.
Claims-Daniel, of Lou?loun ; Mon?
cure, of Alexamlria; Price, of Fau?iuier.
Militia and Police- Nolting, Rew,
Utz, of Madison.
Asylums and Frisons ?Noland, of
Labor and the Poor-Daniel, Cole?
man, of Spotsylvania.
Public Property - Evans, of Middle
sex; Jett, of Northumberland; Fitz?
I Currency and Commerce?Powers,
Agriculture and Mining?Taliaferro,
Nolting, Wellford, Utz.
?Counties, Cites and Towns?Powers,
Officers and Offices at the Capitol
Executive Expenditures-Jett, Dan?
Retrenchment and Economy ?Evans,
Noland, Moncure, of Alaxandria; Price.
Enrolled Bills?Oliver, Coleman.
Immigration ?Lewis, Moncure, of
'Stafford; Stubbs, Wellford.
| Chesapeake and Tributaries ?Rew,
1 Edwards, Jett, Lion, Nolting.
House Expenses-Edwards, Noland,
Special, Private and Local Legisla?
tion?Bell, Lewis, Evans.
Confirmation?Moncure, of Alexan
Insurance and Banking-Moncure, of
Among the assignments on Senate
Committees are the following:
Privileges and Elections?Sims, Ear?
(Courts of Justice ? Walker, Sims,
General Laws?Gunter, Carter, Sim?.
Roads and International Navigation ?
i Sims, Carter, Gravatt, Thornton.
Public Institutions and Education ?
Gunter, Walker, Early, Thornton.
County, City and Town Organization
? Fletcher, Gravatt, Carter.
Agriculture, Mining and Manufactur?
ing?Gravatt, Fletcher, Early, Sims.
Fishing and Game?Walker, Gunter,
Insurance and Banking?Saunders,
To Examine Seco.id Auditor's Office
MONEY TO LOAN
In sums of $300 and upwards, real
estate security. Apply to Chichester _
Chichester, attor -vs. Is tf
The Conway, Gordon & Garnett
D'p^it* solicited. Negotiable Papeb Discounted
All soiTespondence promptly answered In sealed envelope!.
Handsome lithographed sheck books presented to each customer.
Mertbants' business sards placed on tbmr chec-ita
m Bank Open From QAM. to ?MM-*
\ Suicide Near l'nionville?Personals.
Unlonville, Va., Jan. IS, ISIO.
Spencer MeClarin. aged 80 yean, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John MeClarin, resid?
ing one mile from this place, commit
ted suiciile by -hooting iiimfelf in the
bead With a doable barrel shot gnu
early Wednesday morning. He was
| fourni dead in the sittingroom of his
home, when his father BTOea to kindle
the tire. Death was instantaneous.
IThe deeaaaed bad been In ill health for
a?rerai years. Dr. Holladay, the ??utili?
ty eoroner, deckled that an inqueat was
nnneeeeaary. His funeral took place
Mr. F. W. Clark has been skk for
several days at his resilience here.
Mrs. F. W. Clark. Jr., of Kenbridge,
Va., with her two boys, Elmer and
('has., are visiting relatives bore.
Mis-- Kegina Bell, of Frederieksburg,
is visiting her parents near Lahore.
Miss Cassis Ethel Martin ha
recent Frederieksburg visitor.
Miss Mabel ?'rittenden, who was
home f?r the holidays, has returned t<>
Caroline conntv, wlu-re she is t 'aching.
\. X. X.
Steamer ?hi?' here Wednesday night
got within 12 miles of Fre.len
and had to turn back on account of ici-.
MR. M'GHEE ALSO A LOSER
In the report of the Peden Excelsior
Co.'s fire we omitted to state that Mr.
- .1. McGhee was Intel
the business and suffered half of the
Robert llosa, aged '?". ? merchant of
Heaver Pain, liai.over county, stepped
oiT his wagon in Richmond Tl
and fell ?lead on the sidewalk. He
leaves his wife and two children.
JUDGE WILLIAMS' TRIAL
VV. K Bibb, ?if Louisa, who will be
Assistant Attorney General after Feb.
l, will go to Welch, W. Va, ?
to appear with other counsel for Judge
S. w. Williams In tie case against htm
.lilt on Judge Sander-*.
ROLL OF K0N0R
Summit, Va., Jan. 10, 1910.
Following are t h ? D_l?-M of pupil* on
roll of honor of Summit school for !>e
cember month: Ethel Bullock, Marj
Blanton. Shirley Catlett, N?
Whtrt, John Con, Charlie Leary, Vir?
ginia Leary, Willie Smith. Ma
and Willie 1'roctor.
Corporation Commission ha- .
a charter to Bellow-* sV* Squires ?It.c.i
Orran. Va., Joaepl 1. Bellows, presi?
dent; ?.. L 9 i retary: E_ B.
Squires all <'i Ocran, Va. Capital;
Maximum. *f7.">.(MKi; minimum. 150,000.
To catch fiah for m
turing into oil, fertilizer, etc
The \". P. I. Board convene?! t-? bear
the charges made by members of the
Welfare Committ?-?- ?if the Ahn
sociation, against l>r. Paul II. Barrin
ger, the president. All the n
were present and
behind closed doors. The memben of
the committee decline to make known!
the nature of the charts.
SHAVE COST _l_J? WI?H
He Sacrificed Hs 3:a**.|.
Inn II \ ! i ' -ni Is
Mi ?. M. now arrli
?ys ago from Riw.va. .i?"'.-r s
on of four years from '
'Diirtfi Mersow, w'iu c
n?i P' >
lo tn-r arm?* shouting:
"Oh 8 into, my a I
?id "Mj* hug-.
h-*n 1 hs I a I beard, parted
alddle, ami splendid ye\ ,
M\- husbaad nevei eore stich
i bar? heard that
? in vouch ior his
The Immigration authorities an ln
ii the man is really
th? woman's husband, hut they are
caution- ! in a slmilat i s**e
some fears ago ? *J d<-< id* d WTOBg,
MAY BURN T. R S MESSAGES
Ex-President's Briitling Communie?
tiors to Be Destroyed.
Washington. Ian 14 During the
i.n on a r*- .lutlon proTtdlag
for the ?l**=triictlon of us? less public
documents, which came up In the
house, R? prr-s illative Fitzr??; aid of
New Vork. caiiFeii much ama
by railing attention t?> the fact t[iat
tbouaandi of copies of messages fr?im
former President K? ?ereil "are about
to h*- assigned to to? wa
the Republican \
"I find," he nah!, "thai among Ihcse
useless donimonta are Ciii ?.
Ptrealdrat RooseTelt'i *B<M_age to the
*-ofon?l sessloii of the sixtieth c?*n
jtr**?*-*:; MM ?-'?pies of his message to
the first session of the same congress;
41(1*1 copl? s of his meaaage to the Flf
ty ninth congress; ?9"?s to the Fifty*
eighth congress, and 1S5S copies of hi?
meaaage to the Fifty seventh ron
Mr. Fitzgerald sai?! he congratulated
the Republican members ?m "thdr
In daring to disposo of the
meatag? of one whose prespnr**? in
Afri? a v. is to be pi? - In ; to then
and whose return is bo greatly feared."
HEN WORTH WEIGHT IN GOII*
Owners Refused MOOD For Lady Wash
Scrantoa, l'a. Jan ll The owners
?if "i.aly Washington." the Hia?k Or; ?
Ington hen prise winner hare refused
lered for her bjf H I) Riley. of
The owaera, F. 0. tdegargee and W.
'!e-;n, of thli rll . ?i clarad the
hen wns no! for sale for I?
| end not at this pri??? until
after the Bcraatoa Poultry show n-nt
week Lady Washington w*-tghs ten
Young farmers, single or married, to
go to West to take uppermanent situa?
tions. Exceptional advantages offered
in a new and successful farming coun?
try. This is not a land advertisement or
for harvesters. Write for details, stat?
ing age, experience and business refer?
ences. This is your chance. Are you
foing to take it? Address L. K., care
he Star Office, or The Free I>ance.
TIMBER LAND WANTED
We are in a position to sell timber
land for more money than any one
in Frederieksburg. We want options
on 10,000 acres in the surrounding
counties. We will take lot* 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,
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.
Governess Slain While Re?
COACHMAN'S THROAT CUT
Man Suspected of Crime Attempts
Suicide and Leaves Note to
Hit Wife Protesting His
Iffllbrook, N V . Jan H. ? Sara j
Hrnnier. tweaty-stl >.-?rs old
for the little Hu. .* y.-ai .?hi ?laughter
of Harnes COmptOB, a millionaire, wat
slain wail? t- lult The n.an
rtrst tied her heads aad then choked
be: to death
?[. sr< a aa ? on rid? rabio i
about the perpetrator of Mlaa Bi
death until Chief of Police M? Cabe
?rent int.. the hou s- her- ,
merhorn, Ihe Compton -machinan, aad
found him under the bed with hli
ihn at cul rhl the autborltl? ? be
II? re ? leal i p which ha?l '
m all da* In Scher
Il weak Irotii
??':? .1 He bad be? n about the
na of Ihe aurse's
bad] ait' i lh< frlgl
McCal . all? : hli narni an i i I
no anaw? r II. ? kit? hen
in 1 im"
i am not r !
write i! i 1 i-, ing
tul. I R \\K."
Tears, ai has i>'-s ti In '
Alt' r n note Chief MrCabe
li lug no
:n ". he e lie
heai ! ?
? ? ?
ear to tnt M? Cal ?- thought tl
Ina am! trl?
. under th.
while S. ?
. It upon the
Kr M< K--i-.il.- had t |
har.il Si hei m< rho n ? : up tin
rut In his throat He said that i In* man
hn l ? fair * baa? e t?> lire, a<* th?
i isn't cut Chi? f Mi Cabe
said that lo- believed the storj about
horn was enamored of Miss Bramer Is :
confirm*-?! bj ihi** a? t ol his " sail the ;
? marri. 1 wo- '
? tun-- In
rto--*i n ? ? 11 now
I ild I *-*_? ?
P- me ' ill hi r mar- I
rlni"- appeared In be known *<> the
. ib.. ieei woman
was als Bramer.
She wax a lu? :?tlon ami
. i<**d in the cars of
tu? ms re i
?'-?it t- ?in
The burglary and murder took place
N w Tort M Bramer and the
th'- upper Bo ? * Otl dorn?
another . ? ? awak* '
r-n?-?i bul wei
was Ml ??la
The nur-? came there three or four
months ago from New England and
obtain? d empVoymrat in the Compton
family. She was well educated. Th*? |
llttl? girl ' Polly." ? \y fond
of h<T, her tequ? -f that j
she wan left h? re with the girl
SEEK PARDON FOR DESERTESj
Ccngressm**m Plead to Free Man Serv
?ng Life Imprisonment.
Washington, J in H Bei ator oliv? r
an?; Representatives Dalsell at
er. of Pi la ?oiii-r? n- ?
with Assistant Becretary of ths Navy
Wlbthrop In tha
navy - pardon Frederick
I Haker, Whfl - a rving a term of lif*"
1 iniiirlsonni* nt at Han Francis**) for
?1rs* ilion in time of war I!aK'-r was
In the marine corps and about ton
y?_rs ago was sertrlag on the cruiser
Charleaton la the Philippines. During
the Insurrection he ieetTtmi and Join
e?l Um Filipinos. He was captured and
sent? rued to life Imprlsonno nt. He
was only about sevente? n years of age
at the time he deeerted Mr. Wlnthrop
reserved his ?Iccision In the case.
YORK MURDERER CONVICTED
Second Degree For Man Who Gave
Wife Strychnine to Kill Husband.
York, Pa.. Jan. 14.? A verdict of
taw der m Uto secoad degree was re
turned by the Jury in the case of Wil?
liam H. Brown, charged with the mur
der of Joshua Tracey, a' farmer in
Chanceford township, this county. la<t
June. Beaten?**? will he imposed on
Brown nert Mos
Brown ami Mrs Joshua Tracey were
! jointly for the killing of the
latter's husband by a?lmlnlsterlng to
him poison. Testimony showed that
Brown procured strychnine at Lancas?
ter and the woman had put It In her
husband's coffee. letters written by
Brown to Mrs Tracey, pre<*onte?| to
th? Jur*-. si -". ?d that the two had been
on intimate t* rrai.
Mrs. Tracey was tried In the Octo?
ber term of court and convicted, the
Jury returning a verdict of manslaugh?
ter. She wp? sentenced to serve from
throe- tn twil-.-e years In the eastern
REGISTER?ITSTOCK FOR SALE
A registered Hereford bull, "Kola,"
3 years old and quiet; a registered heif?
er, "Kioline," 3 years old: also a 6
months old Hereford bull calf, which is
entitled to registration. Address
jl3-4t Lloyds, Va.
Valuable Tract o? Lan
AT Pl-BLIC ATCTION.
As trustees under a certain deed ?
trust from Frank I). Melchor an
Martha, his wife, duly recorded in tli
Clerk's otlice of the Circuit court <
Stafford county, ami as Special Coa
missioner in the cause of "I'awlings .
Son vs. Melchor et als," p? nding m th
Circuit court for the county of Stai
ford, being directed by decree i nton
the -Uli ?lay of January, 1910, we wi
offer for stile at public auction in fron
of N. I!. Kinaey's Auction Houaa mi
Saturday, Feb. 12th
1910, at VI o'clock, t?. th*- highest bid
der, the following described nal es
t?te in the county of Stafford, Term
1st. ?*'," :i-| acres, 2 1-2 mil?- fim
Falmoiitli, with small bouos and out
buildings thereon, being the sam
property conveyed to I-'. Ii. Melchor l>
Joseph Beagle and wife, by deed data
S. ptember 21st, 1907, and bounded b;
the land of Moncure, Snellings an
tad. 19 tun-* adjoining th?' ab*?-.
deacribed tract, being same propert
conveyed to I*'. D. Melchor by Rober
Wm. K. Goolrick,
?'. O'C. ?'.oolrick,
At Un sama tima ami place, ami sub
?eel to the same terms, the und?
Special Commissioners will sel: .
In* auction the following describ? ?: trac
13 acres of laud adjoining the abovi
deacribed two tracts
Alvin T. Kmbrey.
F. M. Chicbester.
I, ?'. A. Bryan, Clerk of th?- Circui
court of Stafford county,?lo certify tha
the bond rei|iiiri'?l of the above commis
skaters and t: this day be? t
duly given before in?' in my oAce,
C A. Bryan,
Clerk of the Circuit court of Staff or?
Stafford Real Estate
tan! to ti * provisions of a <**t
tain deedof trust of date Feb. 10, 1906,
frmn Joseph I'aspui and Anna Ruspin,
Ids wife, to the undersigned trustees,
cefault having been mad*- in the pay?
ment of the nuts-** ??cured in -?
the Hani trustees, having been so re?
quested and directed by the holders o?
the aforesaid notes, will sell at public
auction in front of the house, on th?'
premises in Stafford county, va., on
Monday, Feb. 7th, 1910,
at 1 o'clock, p. m., the following real
estate conveyed in said deed* That
certain tract or parcel of land lying and
being in Aquia ?hstti.-t, in Stafford
county, Virginia, on Potomac Hun and
Creek, known as the Conway tract,
ontaining 807.8*1 Sens, it being the
same tract of land conveyed to the said
Jos. Rispia by W. B. Squires, widow?
er, by deed of Feb. 10th. 1906, and re
conled in the clerk's office ?if the Cir?
cuit court of Stafford county, Va., to
which r?f?ren?a is hereby made.
The above property, which i- only
about 2 or _1-U miles from Brooke
Station ?m the R., F. .t P. R. H.. ad?
joins "SeHarood, and has on it a lot
of valuable ties and wood, also first
? lass buildings. It is a splendid, nat?
ural hunting and fishing preserve and
contains a goo*! deal of arable land.
Terms ?Cash sufficient to pay the
-..i interest neun ?I in the deed,
to be paid or secured as the
? ma;, direct. Right reserved
to withdraw the property, if but suf?
ficient to pay liens and costs not re
eeived. For further information apply
('. ? ,'CoBOf Coolrick,
R. II. L Chichi -
? ? ?
IN the Clerk's office of the Circuit
court of the county of King George.
on the )_th day o' January, 1910.
Adelia Fairfea, plaintiff, againt Ernest
The object <>f this suit is to obtain
for the plaintiff a divorcs a m
thoro from the defendant. And an af
fiilavit having been made and tiled that
the defendant is not resident of the
State of Virginia, it is ordered that he
do appear here within 1"> .lays after due
publication hereof and do what may be
ry to protect his interest in this
suit. And it is further ordered that a
copy hereof be published once a week
for four weeks In The Free Laace, a
newspaper published in the city of
Fredericksburg, and that a copy be
posted at the front door of the court?
house of this county on the 17th day of
January, l'JIO, that being the next suc?
ceeding Monday after this order was
F. C. S. Hunter, Clerk.
W. A. Rose, p. q.
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.
(Corrected by Simon Hirsh & Bro.)
Wheat, $1.05 to f 1.20; corn, 70 to 72;
meal, $1.70 to $1.7"*; oats, 50 to 55; old
hens, live, 11 to 12; dressed, 12 to IS;
chickens, live, 12 to I3;dreeeed,l*f to 15;
eggs,:>i'to32; lard,111 to It; ducks; live,
loto 12; dressed 12 to 15; turkeys, live,
16to 17; drawn, 20 to 21; indrawn, \'J
to 20; butter, 2iJ to 25;country hams, 18
to 20; Irish potatoes, 60 to 75; lambs,
$2.50 to $4; hides, green, 9 to 11; dry
salted, 10to 12; dry hides, 10 to 15; calf
skins No. 1, $1.00 to $1.25; baled hay,
$14 to $17 per ton; leaf sumac, 70 to 75
per 100; live hogs,6 1-4 to 61-2;beef,live
weight, 3 to 4; pork, t% to 9; wool,
B to M per lb; veal. 5 1-2 to 6; sweet
potatoes, 75 to B0,
Headquarters For All
Kinds of Leather
lob leather. Sides, Strips and RUuks,
either Hemlock or o ?A
Harnes?* Leather, Belting and Lacing,
i all -sizes.
[ t'a. f Hk'n** and lila.? kt-m'th Ap-oi s.
We don't handle any thin? but th?-h*st
All guaranteed to give perfect satisfac?
tion as to prices, etc. tf
John G. Hurkamp Co.
MONEY TO LOAN
On first-class real estate. Apply to Wm.
! K. Goolrick, attorney-at-law. s5?f
CAPITAL RESOURCES SURPLUS & PROFITS
$50,000.00 $400,000.00 $10,000.0(1
Constant Growth is Best Evidence
of Satisfactory Banking_
Deposita June 81,1906 .. $ 9,018.99
( First Day.)
Deposits July 21.1906. $ 40,608 09
_( First Month.)_
Deposita Dec. 3?7T906. $118.87247
DepoBits Dec. 31, 1907. $243,402.20
Deposits Dec. 31, 1908.^$270,178.78
Deposits Sept. f, 1909. $349,709.36
Last Statement to State Corporation Commission.
3 per rent interest paid on savings accounts. Commercial ac?
counts given every accommodation possible consistent
with conservative banking.
The Farmers _ Merchants State Bank
M. G. WILLIS, President. JNO. F. GOULDMAN, Jr., Cashier.
Bank open on Saturdays until 6 p. m.
THE SIN THE ONLY COMPETITOR
of White C Illuminating Oil.
White C Oil
is by every test the best, safest, whitest and most economical, burning oil
refin(?d in America.
"Will not char the wick." "Give a bright white "light."
"Burns evenly and smoothly." "Burns longer than ordinary.oil."
"Will not smoke the chimney." "Does not flicker and pop."
"Is high test and therefore safe."
Buy White C Oil next time and you will buy it again.
Price the gal., 16c.; 5 gals, for 75c. AT OUR STORE ONLY, and
not sold elsewhere in this section.
W. L. Brannan,
Chancellor Makes The Price !
Spring Farming 1910
-Hii?-rl?-u,-i Wire Fencing, from 2(3 to 58 Inch?*- high; Barbed Wire and Staples, Superior Disc Drills, Drag
und Spring Ttioth Harrows, The liest Manure Spreaders, The Best Gasoline Engines, 2 to 20 Horse
Power; Haw Mill*-*, Farn?rs' Friend Corn Drills, with and without.fertiliser attachments) the Most lm
iiro-red Cre.'?m Separator?, all sis??-;; Hand and Horse and Hiding Cultivators, Farm Wagons, Carriages,
Huggloe, ami other Vehicle?, Tar Roofing Paper and Caps, Oliver Chilled Plows, Farmers' Friend Plows,
Churn?, Chains, Well ilu--kete, r-pade?, Hoes, and other Fanning Implements bought for cash In large
??imntlt.1'*-*.and offered at the very lowest caxh price REMFMBEB THF NAME AND PLACE*
M. S. Chancellor
FARMERS' SUPPLY STORE, Commerce Street.
HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE
Reduction Prices on Ladies' Tailor made
Suits, Millinery, Etc.
This Sale Continues Until Saturday Night, Jan. 22nd.
hurry or You'll Miss Great Bargains
1 _ ?
Prunes ! Prunes ! Prunes !
Our line of California Prunes is the most complete one in Fredericksburg. Our Prunes
are of an exceptional fine quality and ?our prices are within the reach of all.
Size 60's .10c, 3 pounds 25c
Size 60'3 .10c,ll pounds $1
Size 40's.12 l-2c, 9 pounds $1
Size 30's.15c, 7 pounds $1
Size 20's.20c, 5 1-2 pound $1
Special prices on box lots of 25 pounds each
"W- L- _B__R,_A___NT2Sr^____T_
WASHINQTOIN, D, C.
Bf Our January
CLEARING SALE !
We shall begin stock taking shortly, and we
wish to reduce stocks as low as possible before
We do not carry over goods from one season
to another.it is against our policy.
All strictly Fall and Winter Merchandise
must be disposed of this month. Of course that
means a sacrifice to us, but our patrons and
friends reap the advantages. We are glad to
have you share in these money-saving opportuni?
A quick response on your part to all our
special advertisements in the WASHINGTON
DAILY PAPERS will give you the same buying
advantages as though you were in the city.
Either come to the store yourself or write
for what is advertised to our Mail Order De?
Our Mail Order Shoppers will shop for you
with discrimination and carefulness.
Blankets and Robes
Buy you Laprobes, Horse Blankets and Storm covers now.
We have them to suit in quality and prices.
We are rushing out our large line of VEHICLES
to make room for spring shipments.
_hock: bottom prices._
A?.? ??%n^ial-Ha-. T-1?2 Owensboro Wagon, Ford Auto
UVir -jpcLlallies? mobiles, _ Imperial Plows, Heavy
20 years' experience.
Harness Repair Shop conducted by a man of
?We Oan Save Tou Money Here__=
f redericksburg Buggy Co. ?
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