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Weekly Journal Devoted to the Interests of Lancaster County in Particular; the Northern Neck and Rappahannocfc Valley in General, and the World at Large. VOLUME XIX IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1910. Number 17. CHARLES M STRUVEN & CO., 8TEAM8HIP, FACTORY t\HO MACHIWI8T8' SUPPLIES. WHOl.tSALB GROCERS AND SHIP CHANDLERS. BBO&EBS %NU 0?m?>*l<?N MKR< IIAVIS FOR MENHADEN FISH 8CRAP AND FISH OIL. 114 Frederick St., BALTIMORE, IVID. PAID UP CAPITAL, $108,000.00. NORFOLK BUILDING S0PPLIES C0RP., SUCCESSORS TO FRANK T. CLARK CO., LteL, (A Partnership Association Expiring December 31st, 1909.) C00KE, CLARK C0., & LUTHER SHELDON. ESTABLISNED 1870. There are six reasons why BUILDERS and OWNERS should buy their Sash, Doors, Blinds, Builder's Hardware, Mantels, Tiles, Grates, Paints, Oile, Glass, Etc, from THE NORFOLK HUIIDMG SUPPLIES CORPORATION. THE REASONS: 1. We contract no bad debta. 2. We are the cheapest buyers. 3. Our expenses are minimized. 4. Our facilities are the greatest. 5. Our organization is unrivalled. 6. Our profits are small. NORFOLK BUILDINi SUPPLIES CORPORATION NORFOLK, VA. 90-98 BROOKK AVENUE. 95-97 TAZBWELL 8T. THE HAWKS-MAUPIN CO., SASH, MANTELS, PAINTS. BUILDING, DOORS, TILING, OILS, PAPERS, BLINDS, GRATES, GLASS, VARNISHES, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, ETC. 715-717 CRAWFORD ST., PORTSMOUTH, VA, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOJR PRAMES, HARD WARE, POROH AND STAIN WORK, PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS. CLARK SASH & DOOR CORPORATION, FRANK T. CLARK, Pres. and Manager, Cor. Plume and Randolph Sts., NORFOLK, - - VIRGINIA. U0NUMENTS AND GRAVESTQNES IN HARBLE ANU GRANITE. We pay freight and guarantee safe delivery. As we employ no Canvaasers or Agents no commissions must be added to our prices, therefore we can use first class material and finish it right, LAR?E*T STOCK IN THE SOUTH. When in Norfolk call oa ua. You will find what you want: aee and know what you ara buying' aad can get it quickly. TBK COTJPRR MARBLE WORKS, tt?taUUhed 62 Yeara) 159 to 163 Baik St., Norfolk, Va. MONUMENTS AND GRAESTONE^ To all who oon template the erec tion of a Monu men t, Statue or QraTeetone in Mar? ble or Granite, it will be to their interest to call on or address LAWSON & NEWTON, Cor. 11th aad Williams Sta., NORFOLK. VA. Bell 'Paoae No. 8752. LANCASTER UNION LODGE, No. 88 A., *. ? A. M., Kilmabnocx, Va. Stated Oommnnicationa montkly?Thursday after the thlid Monday, 11 a. m. HEATHSVILLE LODGE,No. 10?, a.,?.? A.M. Stated Oommanicaiions tnontbv Prtday after the tbird Mondav. il a.i What would be more appreciated than a well finished and good like ness of a friend or relative? Then why not go to WM. FREEMAN, PHOTOCRAPHER, 268 and 270 MAIN ST., NORFOLK, VIRGINIA? Who is considered one of the best in the south. PICTURE FRAMEft. EASTMAN KODAKS AND SUPPLIES. Special attention to finishing for amateurs. Tall Oaks from little Aeerns grow. Big Fires from little Matches arlow Therefore, be wise and insure your property before it is too late ln the NORTHBRN NbCK MrjTCAL FlRK Ass'n, (Home office) Irvington, Va. t_TLess than balf the coat of old line companies B. H. BAiRD, GENERAL FIRE INSURANCE. POSTOFMCE AND 'PHONB- WARSAW, VIRGINIA. Representing Companies having combined assets of over $11.000,000. RAXBURtt BREMEN FIRE INSURANCE CO.. Hamburg, Germany. TIRG1N1A FIRE A MARINE INSURANCE CO- Richmond, Va! 8PRINGFIELD FIRE A MARINE INSURANCE CO.. Sprlagfleld, Mass. TIRGINIA STATE INSURAN CO.. Richmond. Ta THE OREAT POLICY-HOLPERS' CO. t_l. WhT ls lt that the Union Central, whlle Us preminme are low, ear. na> th? largest dl?Idends ? Ut. Because the company la cholce ln se'octlsg its rlaka. Oonaeqoenct. ow death rats. Ind. Beoaose for twenty yeara lt haa reallsed the hlgheat interest r%w O A MTIth what result f We farnlsh maximam tnanranoe ai enlnlmnm coat klng Ltfi 10. P. . A. O. BALL, Molusk, Va. M. 8. ? Before taking Llfe Inaarance write for ratea In the greal Pollcy-holder Company. O. P. PALMER akd R H. NORRIS, Kilmarnock, Va. ' BALL, Molnsk, Va. 8TRINGFXLLOW, Brandy, Va. LEARN TO SMILE BY THE WAY. A man with a frown and a man with a smile Once met on Life's Road at the old turn ing stile, "You seem unconcerned," said the first with a sneer, "Fora man who has treacherous pitfalls to fear. I've worried along till I'm T/orn and gray " And the other said **You should have smiled by the way." "I've had many troubles, my heart has been bled; The joys that were mine are now with ered and dead. I'm treading this path not from fancy, my friend, but because not far off is the long wished for end. I've seen aught but darkness, no dawn ing of day." And the other said "You should have smiled by the way." "I know what it means," said the man with the smile, n^ "To have my heart wrung every cruel, weary mile, My life has meant suffering, my way has been long, But still 1 have not grown deaf to Hope's song. And every drear winter to me has been May. Because I have learned how to smile by the way." ? Philadelphia Bulletin. THE FIRST GENTLEMAN. [Published by requcst.] There is no need to name Him. Un? less, indeed, one hesitates to add to a name so sacred a title now so worn by careless use, so frayed and stained and tattered. What is meant is plain enough. He who was born upon the day whose shining anniversary glorifies this month was the very pattern and mirror and complete ideal of aU gentleness and courtesy. He cared for the social graces. It is mignty pleasant to remember that the first thing that He did after the definite beginning of His mission was to go not to a meeting, nor even to a service, but to a wedding. It was complained of Him He disregarded some of the minor observances of religion, but it was noticod that He insisted upon the minor observances of hospitality. He would not wash His hands before He ate, because that was then a sign of a belief that the world in general was bad, and that the taint of it must be washed off whenever one comes in from out-of-doors. But when, one time, His host at dinner omitted to have water brought to wash His feet He was dis pleased because it showed a lack of consideration for the comfort of a guest. It is true that once, when He Himself was host, He fed the company with bread and fish, and this they ate sitting on the grass?a homely meal. But on the supreme occasion of His hospitality He provided bread and wine: not only bread, a symbol of the neces saries of existence, but also wine, a symbol then of the graces, the lights and colors, the fragrance and festivity of social life. He waa unfailingly considerate of the neglected. In His day children were neglected. Childhood was a period which did not count. It had to be endured, but nobody was interested in it. When He came whose birth was heralded by the Christ? mas angels, and whose cradle was visited by adoring shepherds and by pilgrims out of the East, He illuminated and sanctified all childhood. He put His hands on little children and took them up in His arms and blessed them. With Him chivalry for woman began. In His day women were disregarded. Social intercourse, as He understood it ?the free and joyous intercourse of men and women?hardly existed until He came. One time the disciples found Him talking with a woman by a well, and were amazed that He should talk with a woman? with any woman. The mother hood of the Virgin Mary, the devotion of the Magdalen, the ministration of wo? men to His daily needs, gradually changed the social situation. And so chivalry began with Him, as did all the best pleasures and finer courtesies of society. He made it His mission to make happy the unhappy. With Samaritans and publicans, and such others as weie either despised or disliked by their more cultivated or more successful or more respectable neighbors, His friendship was a mat? ter of common scandal. He had a theory that privileged persons 3hould invite to dinner those who could not return the invitation. Coming. as He did, to increase the common store of will and happiness, He addressed Him? self particularly to the unhappy. He madeit His mission, as He said, togive sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and deliverance to the captives. His miraeles wereevidences of His kindness. He feared no man. When He found wealth allied with selfishness, cruelty or fraud; when He found religion reconciled_with hypocrisy and selfseeking and supersition, He spoke out. No prucrent consideration of His own interests ever held Him back. He was the frank enemy of every man who was the enemy of society. They said that He was like Elijah, the prophet of flame and thunder, the strong ad versary of wickedness in high places, whom nobodv could buv nor intimirl_*? nor silence. At the same time He glorified the gentle virtues. Blessed are the meek, He said, blessed are the merciful, blessed are the peace makera, blessed are the pure in heart. The qualities which were mostly prized then were such as are useful in conter tion. The common ambition was to get on. Men cared for money and for mastery. He astonished everybody by caring forneither. He had two singular ambitions; to grow in grace, and to minister to others. He exalted service over all the sovereignties. And He lived in the light of great ideals. He dismissed with a single gesture of His hand the questions which emphasize tbe material side of life. What shall we eat and drink? And wherewithai shall we be clothed? The true concern of gentlemen, He said, is the Kingdom of God. That means the common wel fare, the bettermentof social conditions, the enrichment of men's minds and the health of their souls. It has to do with art and Ietters, with sanitation and amu8ement, with polities and education: with religion. The old distinction between gentlefolk and trades-people had its defense in the supposition that they who dwelt in castles were alone occupied with the graces, the refine ments, the dignities, the large respon sibilities of societyr those who lodged over their shops were narrow and sordid persons intent only on getting a living. The theory was out of accord with the facts, and has ever since been contra dicted every Christmas by the remem brance of Him who was born in a stable and was bred to the labor of His hands. That is the difference: they alone are gentlefolk who think gentle thoughts and do gentle deeds. Such keep the feast of Christmas every day, in the name of Him in whose honor all the Christmas songs are sung and all the Christmas trees are lighted, the Man of gentleness and consideration. ?The First Gentleman, in Ladies Home Journal of December. ITEMS OF INTEREST. An insane woman recently taken to Williamsburg was found to have nearly $1,000 in gold sewed up in her clothing. The three wealthiest nations: United States $116,000,000,000; Great Britain and Ireland, $62,200,000,000; France, $42,800,000,000. Last year was a record one in immi gration. Over a million came into this eountry, as against three quarters of a million the year before. After being declared free from leprosy, and again pronouneed as a leper, and so several different diagnoses, the man Early has been officially decided really leprous. Tables are printed to show that twenty-one dukes possess nearly four million acres, and the statement is made that 615 persons who constitutc the titled nobility hold title to twenty-five of the seventy-eight million acres which the British Islescomprise. It may sur prise the average American reader to learn that the holdings of the English nobility in the United States are far in excess of their possessions in their own eountry. ?Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. AFTER THE AUT0M0BIUSTS. "Swine of the Road" is what a con temporary calls the automobilist who whirls past the pedestrian or the horse driver, with cloud of dust and smell of gasoline, frightening the timid horse and perhaps startling him into a run away, with the smash and crash re sultant, We have a law that compels these "swine" to decency, says the exchange, but they are hard to catch, often run ning away from the disaster they have created. Some people carry revolvera and try to puncture their tires with bullet, but that takes good markman ship, and the law would scarcely protect the shooter did he happen to hit the chauffer, which is, in English, the fire man. In New Jersey some road managera thought of an expedient that drove them from their roads. The plan was simple, and consisted of making a hump or break on the road every hundred yards or so. This, while not greatly in the way of wagons, knocked the senses out of the rapid autoist. When the machine came to the hump, it bounded into the air, giving the ridera such a shaking up that they were glad to "go slow", and as going slow was against their creed, they abandoned the routes where the humps abounded, and the farmer had peace. ?'KETCH-AWLS'TROMEVERYWHERE Only the criminal lazy assert the world owes them a living. It owes them nothing except a hole in the ground, and the sooner they fill it the better.?Exchange. When, as estimated, each family in the United States has contributed $28 to John D. Rockefeller's fortune, it is undoubtedly "prosperity" for Rocke? feller, but what is it for each family?? Frostburg (Md.) Mining Journal. There is no^ much hope of the man who is so ignorant that he does not realize his igncrance. But of tbe man who knows he is ignorant and who seeks to get away from that condition there is every hope.?Catonsville (Md.) Argus. Over half the cranks in the United States now think that they can beat the doctors at curing the sick; two-thirds of them are sure they can beat the ministers preaching the gospei, and all of them know that they can beat all creation running a newspaper. ?Orange Observer. A H0RR1BLE HOLD UP. "About ten years ago my brother waa "held up'. in hia work. health and happiness by what waa believed to be hopeleas Conaumption." writea W. R. Lipacomb. of Waahington, N. C. "H? took al1 kinda of remcdiea and treatment from several doctors, but found no help till hc used Dr. King's New Discovery and waa wholly cured by aix bot tloa. He ia a well man today." It's quick to re lieve and the surest cure for weak or sore lung. Hemorrhagea. Coughs and Colda. Bronchit?, LaGrippe. Aathma and all Bronchial affactiona. 60c and $1. Trial bottle fi_s. GuaranUed by all drunrtr B. KISMET. [Written for tha Qrrnuof.l One sowa his aeed in the flnsh of morning, Faring forth at rise of sun. Another garnera. The ao wer turns home ward With empty hands, when the harvest is done. Through cloud and sunahine one nurtures a flower Of white perfection odorous-sweet. Another weara it who treasures but lightly The peerle88 blossom that falls at his feet. With soul undaunted, one toils for a treasure Theriong day through. At set of sun, Wearied sore, he has lost forever The prize tbat another, un-eager, has won. The harvestrmen sow, the flowers that they cherish, The treasures they toil for, heart hungry and sore, Go shpping away to hands that have striven not. Shall we drift, then, with Destiny,? striving no more? ?Lucy Leland Robinson. ANOTHER LEE. iThc Roanoke Times.) George Washington was born in 1732, Robert E. Lee was born in 1807. seventy-five years between them. Vir? ginia has bred many great men, far more for population and length of his? tory than any other territory of like size in the world. These two, however, were the supreme and superb flowers of her civilization and her blood, the two, whose figures tower not only above all her other sons but head and shoulders above all the merely mortal sons of men. The world has had other men as good and great as these in aome one way; but we can find nowhere in history any man as good and so great as these in so many ways?aoldiers so skillful and daring, atatesmen so wise, patriots so generous, citizens and gen? tlemen so clean and high minded, hum ble and kindly and perfect. Probably when General Lee was born people were saying that the day of great men had past, that Virginia never would produce a man to class with Waahington. People have talked so in every generation and each great man has been supposed to bethe last. Gen? eral Lee was born more than a hun? dred yeara ago and we wonder some? times whether there has been born or will be born in Virginia a man to rank with him. It may be he is somewhere in the State now awaiting the smer gency or occasion to make his qualities manifest. Heaven grant it be not war. We want no more war. In peace some? times leadera and deliverera and men who can uplift their people are needed more than in war. Perhaps to inspire and lead ua in some great development of our resources, perhaps to carry us to higher and broader and purer standards of political thought and action, per? haps to bring about a great moral or religious awakening. a Lee may come. He may arouse enthusiasm and com mand confidence and devotion as Rob? ert E. Lee did and by wisdom and skill and majesty of character take bis place in our history and memories and in the world's history along with the splendid warriora. And why not? Our tendency is to think, as they thought when Lee was baby and boy and young man, that there could be no match for Washington, that there can be no match for Lee. But why not? We have the same stock and blood that bred Washington and Lee, the same traditions they inherited, the same kind of women as bore and trained them. We like to think that Virginia may produce more Lees and Washingtons. We like best of all to think that maybe they will be the sons or the grandsons of some of the hum ble, undistinguished men who tramped ] and toiled faithfully and (went f ear lessly to face death because they loved "Marse Bob" andyeamed of all things to please him and because they were true as tested steel to their cause and State and eountry. Sir Walter Scott in one of his novels tells of the English Lees?the "Loyal Lees" they were called and we believe "Loyal as a Lee" was a proverb in their part of the eountry more than four centuries ago. As loyalty to land and truth and pledge ever has marked the Lees, so it has marked Virginia and Virginians. She is the Old Dominion because of all the possessions of England she alone stood true and because of that she was quartered on the royal arms of the proud kingdom of Great Britain. Later she was true to her own liberties and rights and to her sister colonies, gave the men who made the republic and with lavish bounty bestowed upon the new eountry from her own territory an empire. Her sons and daughters are born to such heritage and instincts. Why should they not breed more Lees and Washingtons? Why should not the blood of some of those who without hope of personal glory or any reward but the approval of their own high souls marched and suffered and fought, blos som forth into new and splendid flowers of great manhood and towering achieve ment? In almost every neighborbood there is or bas been aome one of Lee's sol diera consciously or unconscioualy shaping his life and conduct to be like the leader he adored so faithfully and loved ao deeply, usually a man so timid and modest in his bearing that none would think he had ruahed rnadly to meet death in the tumult of many charges; a man clean in his life, kindly snd gentle, inflexible in his allegiance to pure principles, a patriot and a Christian to his soul. From men of thia kind noble fruit should come, we believe must come. The Iions whelps are lions and must prevail. On the birthdays of Lee as they come year after year we should think and dream of these things. We waste the release from the ordinary business of life if we fail to use it to saturate our souls with memories and thoughts and the spirit of the great Virginian. We should labor to instill these into the very beings of our children. If we could bring up a generation of boys in tent on fashioning and shaping their lives after Lee's, on being pure and high and patriotic, generous and gen? tle and brave as he was, we would have a Commonwealth that might proudly challenge comparison with the Com? monwealth of Rome in its best days, a people and a State the envy, the ad miration and the inspiration of all man? kind. FROGS. France has no monopoly of frogs and exports only to England, yet the annual production of 48,000,000 frogs would make a pie many feet high. Certain towns have specialties of frogs, as othera have specialties of snails, liv? er pies and truffles. Fresnes, a village in the environs of Paris, is the most renowned. In the height of the season Fifine Boulinier and the Diard restau rants receive processions of automo biles bringing the fashionable Parisians to eat Fresnes frogs. Each of the two restaurants serve over 80,000 frogs in the short season. ln frog ranching, as practised at Fresnes, great ponds are alive with the jumping animals. At night their song goes up to heaven and it is at night that the round-up is accomplished. This is a romantic and picturesque sight. In the midst of the concert, dancing lights aurprise the musical creatures. They are facinated by the glare. In thousands they go dancing toward a long line of flaming faggots aoaked in tar and carried steadily by small boys. Behind the boys go men with frog nets. As many as 30 fasci nated frcgs, leaping to the lights, are gathered up in one swipe of the net. Magnificent "fattened" frogs' legs sell at $1 the brochette. on which are spitted six or eight. They are served in omelettes, fricasseed in butter, fried in bread crumbs with a white sauce, or grilled with beaten eggs. An authentic English lord at Monte Carlo last winter ordered a pie of frogs' legs and truffles, which cost him $120.?Fishing Gazette. ENORMOUS COST OF THE FLY. Speaking at Lakewood, N. J., to the members of the New Jersey Sanitary Association, Dr. Daniel D. Jackson, of New York, said the other day that, on the basis of present scientific knowl edge, he estimated that two years might be added to the average span of each and every human life in the Uni? ted States by the elimination of the transmission of diseases by the common housefly. This would mean a saving of 170,000,000 yeara of human life, or 4,000,000 lives of the present average length, and, incidentally, a money sav? ing of about twenty billion dollars. Besides this there would be the inesti mable saving to families and friends of suffering, worry and misery, and also of an euorraous amount of illness that is not fatal. This is not the "fly season," but every one should, before next summer, study methods and devices for the suppression of the fly. If you are in absolute ig norance, ask your family doctor, and if he is an up-to-date, informed phyai? cian, he will give you many practical ideas and hints on the subject. ?Rich? mond Journal. THE HORSE. The horae is in many ways a remark able animal; not least so in the fact that it presents us with an example of one of the most perfect pieces of ma chinery in the living world. In truth, among the works of human ingenuity it cannot be said that there is any lo comotive so perfectly adapted to its purposes, doing so much work with so small a quantity of f uel, as this ma? chine of nature's manufacture?the horae. And as a necessary conaequence of any sort of perfection (of mechani cal perfection as of othera), you find that the horae is a beautiful creature, one of the most beautiful of all land animals. Look at the perfect balance of its form, and the rythm and force of its action. The locomotive machine ry is, as you are aware, resident in its slender fore and hind limbs; they are slender and flexible elastic levers, capa ble of being moved by very powerful mucles; and in order to supply the en gines which work these levers with the force which they expend. the horse is provided with a very perfect apparatus for grinding its food and extracting therefrom the requisite fuel.?T. H. Huxley, on The Horae. SHY ON HIS GRAMMAR. Sam Cornshuck?What's aU this talk about suffragees?suttin 'bout wimmen votin', ain't it? Bill Oats?'Tain't suffragees, itssuf frashees. Suffragees is men votin'; when the women votes it's suffrasheei of course. Wimmen is always shees. You don't seem to know any grammar. PRESIDENT HELPS ORPIIANS. Hundreds of orphana have been helped by the President of The Industrial and Orphan'a Home at Maeon, Ga.. whowritaa: "We have uaed Elec trkfBittars in thia Inatitution for nine yeara. It haa proveda moat excellent medicine for Stomach, Uvar and Kidney trouble*. We regard it as one of tha beat family medicinea on earth." It invigo* ratea tha vital organa, purifiee the blood. aids di geation. createa appetite. To atrengthen and build up thin, pale, weak chlldren or run-down people it haa no equal. Beat for female compiainta. Onry 50c at all druggisU. VIRGINIA CITIZEN ACROSTIC. Yery best of papers art thou? I enjoy thy pages fair; Read thee with delight; Hive to thee my time a share; I've clungto thee from thy early youth; Naught can our friendship sever; I'll stand by theein future days, And wish thy friendship ever. Come8 to cheer in times of sorrow? I greet thee with good cheer; Truer friend is never found; l feel when thou art near. Zealous for the side of right; Ever live to show thy light; Naught be thy future but might. R. D. C. USE OF ROAD DRAG. Costs no More Than Old Way and Gives Better Roads. R. L. Shuford, of Catawba county, N. C, writing in the Progressive Farmer has the following to say concerning the road drag: Bad roads are keeping us back in the south more than any one thing. Our people are very slow to see what they are costing us yearly. While I believe in building all the macadam road we can I think it much better to first put our dirt roads in good condition. This can be done very cheaply, if we will go at it in the right way, and where we have both clay and sand, we can build roads that will stand a lot of travel. For building xiirt roads there is nothing better than the V-shaped drag, and the only reason I can think of why people do not use them more is they are so cheap and simple. All that ia needed are two 3x4 pieces of scantling, and two of timber, 3x12, twelve feet long, the edges plated with iron. A drag to make an 18-foot road should be spread eight feet at the back. A drag of this kind with four good horees or mules to draw it, will do effective work. NEWSPAPERS AND TEACHERS AUKE Let a teacher make one mistake, which is possible but not probable, and the whole community is ready to criti cise, reprehend, anathematize, but they may go up and down the world doing good, making useful citizens for such, civilizing hoodlums, taming coyotes, toning down wildcats and no word of commendation is heard. It is accepta ble as a matter of course. It is taken to be the teacher's duty. There is no use talking, things in this world are unequal, but there may be a world where the inequalities are not, on the golden shore, where men shall see face to face. All good teachera ought, and will eventually, go to heaven, but it would be no more than decency and justice if earth were made more agreea ble.?TheEcho. A NEW YEAR SUGGESTION. Ti Uiw ekam ruoy wen raey a retteb eno fi uoy dnes ni ruoy tsap eud noit pircsbus thgir won. Ew evah tnes uoy eht nezitiC ylraluger dna epoh uoy evah deyojne ti dna emoceb a retteb nam ro namow yb gnidaer ti. Fi uoy era ton tsap eud siht si ton rof uoy. Ees emit ot hcihw uoy evah diap de kram no ruoy sserdda. This is not Greek or Peraian, as you will see by reading each word from RIGHT TO LEFT. $100 REWARD, $100. The readers of thia paper will be pleased to learn that there ia at loast one dreaded diaeaae that science has been able to cure in all its stages. and thatis Catarth. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia the only poaitive cure now known to the rnedical f raternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia taken IntemaJly, acting directly upon the blood and mucoua surfacea of the aystem. thereby de stroying the f oundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitu tion and asaiating nature in doing ita work. The proprietors have so much faith in ita curative powers that they offer Oue Hundred Dollars for any case that it faila to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. Cheney _ Co., Toledo. O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall'a Family Pilla for constipation. JOYSTERS FORDYSPEPSIA, ETC.; According to the hospital London some English physicians are ordering patients to eat oysters that have been well soaked in sea water as a cure for dyspepsia and tuberculosis. The good effects of the sea water. which is too acrid when taken alone, is increased by the albumen, fat hydrocarbons and mineral salts, especially phosphates contained in the oyster. The oyster is at once a tonic and a food. Virginia oysters fill the prescription without adding the salt, as ours possess the sufficient saline properties. SLSOME BEAR WATCHING. It is good for every man's moral sys tem to know that he is watched. The conductor of the trolly ear has to ring up fares. The cashier of a bank has to make reports, and is subject to visita tion by examiners. Bank presidents and insuranee presidents who have an idea that no one is looking get on too familiar terms with the funds of their institutions. The Phenix Fire Insur? anee Company was a "one-man" com? pany; the president did as he pleased with its assets, and now they are a million dollars short. ? Philadelphia Record. Sl'ROFULA Scro/ula dis figures and causes lif e-Iong misery. Children become strong and lively when given small doses of Scott's Emulsion every day. The starved body is fed; the swollen glands healed, and the tainted blood vitalized. Good food, fresh air and Scott's Emulsion con quer scrofula and many other blood disease*. FOR SAI.E BY AMA DRUGGISTS Send 10c, name of paper and this ad. for our beautiful Savings Bank and Child'a Sketch-Book. Kach bank contain* a Good Luck Penny. SCOTT A BOWNE. 409 Paarl St_ N. Y. O. J. HAMMELL CO., PLEsSANTVIlLE, N. J. Designers and Manufacturera of Artistic Memorials in Marble and Granite. OFFICES-Atlantic City, N. J.; Phil adelphia, Pa.; Whealton, Va. Address H. Booker Hale. Agent.. Whealton. SAMPLE OF OUR WORK. This monument was designed, exe? cuted and erected to the memory of Dr. Lawrence Gunyon Mitchell, atFarn ham Baptist Church, Richmond Co., Va. WHEN IN NORFOLK STOP AT "THE ATLANTIC" Most conveniently located Hotel? CORNER MAIN AND GRANBY STS. Rooms $1.00 and $1.50. American Plan $2.50 and $3.00. Fine Cafe (Lynn's) newly fitted up on first floor. Rappahannock Valley people make it headquarters. PKOFESSIONAL. R W. PALMER, xv* DENTIST, Will be ln lOcdvl.lf the flrst Monday of oaoh month and remain two weeks. Tbe reatof month in Kilmarnock. [Hank Hldjr. | D R. G. H. OLIVER, RESIDENT DENTIST, IRVINGTON, - - VIRGINIA, (Omce ovor Bank.) Nitroue Ozlde Gaa admlniatered. Appointments for atttlags of any length should be made severai daya in advanoe. Terms: Cash. Y^TARNER BALL, ATTORNEY-AT LAW,: Monaskon, Lancaster Co., Va. Wlll practice in all the Courts of this and adjoining counties. Prompt attentlon given to all legal business ^T^ MoDONALD LEE, (NOTART PUBLIC.) CITIL ENGINEER ANDSU K VEYOR IRVINGTON, VA. Lands surveyed and plats made. Kstl mates, Plana and SpeciflcatiOBS for Brldg and Vladuet wora and constructlona of a! descrintiona. Topography and Draughtln* specialties. Some Alcohol Questiotts Is alcohol a tonic? No! Does it make the blood pure? No! Does it strengthen the nerves? No! Is Ayer's Sarsaparilla a tonic? Yes! Does it make the blood pure? Yes! Does it strengthen the nerves? Yes! Is it the only barsaparilla entirely free from alcohol? Yes! Ask your doctor about this non-alcoholic medicine. If he approves, your confidence will be complete. JJCJ^CoTZo^iTMc^. w^1fe!HDui,8ir,Sl.1I>Ua,n,fn^ Du? "<>"""* Heavy-hcaded! Downhearted! All very often due to constipation I Yet the cure b so easv.?Ayer's Pilla. Ask your doctor.