Lexington, Va., Feb. 17,1904.
Irwin & Co.?embroideries, dress
J. Mci). Adair?great hamburg
T. S. Burwell?life insurance.
Tho People's National Bank of
Lexington?organization Feb. 20.
Bank of Rockbridge?announce?
ment and financial statement.
Sterrett k Miley, Hot Springs,
Va.?50 milch cows wanted.
M. J. Weaver?-dwelling houeo for
sale or rent and furniture for sale.
C. A. Lacy & Son?receiving spring
and summer goods.
Preston Rhodes, Buchanan, Va.?
farm tenant wanted: 3 fresh cows for
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders
DnuisssfssllJ used by Mother Gray, nurse
In the Children's Home In New York,
(Jure Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teeth?
ing Disorders, move and regulate the
Bowels and Destroy Worms Over 30,
000 testimonials. They never fall. At
all druggists, 25c Sample free. Address
Allen S. Olm&tead, Ls Roy, N Y.
IT KKKPS THK KKKT WARM AXD DRY
Ask today for Allen's Foot-Ease, a
powder. It cures Chilblains, Swollen,
Sweating, Sore, Aching Damp feet. At
all druggists and shoe stores, 25c.
Sentenceu to Jail for Theft
Andy Baldwin,alias Andrew Early,
a negro of Glasgow, hus been con?
victed of theft and housebreaking
and his punishment fixed at thirty
days in jail for each offense.
The negro broke into the home of
Mr. Ernest Echols at East Glasgow
Sunday night, January 31st, and
supplied himself with provisions. Ile
then proeeedeu to the smokehouse
and took twenty pieces of meat,
which he carried to his quarters at
Balcony Falls, bur;, ing wost of it
under the chicken house. A search?
ing party was sent out und the stolon
goods were found. A "dy was arrest?
ed and put iii the lock-up. He wa*
taken before Mayor S. R. Leaky, who
?tat him to Lexington jail, where he
was k?>pt until his trial before tin*
Better Than Gold
"I was troubled tut aewral yearn -*ii
chronic Indigent lon amliH*r?on-> tl Si ly,"
writes F. J. Green ol I.cn -states, N- il.
"No remedy h-'lped ism until 1 lungan
?sing Electric Bitter*, whleh did ne
more good Ulan all the medicines 1 ever
used. They a'.-<> kept nay wife in excel?
lent h.alth for veers. She gays Electric
Bitters ure inst splendid for female
troubles; tlvit they are ii maud tonic and
invlgorator for weak, nm down women,
>*o oilier medicine .un tal..; its place in
our family." Try them. Only 50c.
Satisfaction gnannteed by B. H. worrell,
Following is thc list of unclaimed
letters remaining In the Lexington
postoHice for the week anding Feb.
r i:. a
Howard Uarnold(2 I.
Johnson, Mrs Annis
Lifee, H. Frank.
Pulse, Mrs. Win.
Saunders, Miss Hester.
Tennant. R. P.
Persons calling for these le.ters
will please say they are advertised.
McCMJM Patton, P. M.
Escaped an Awful Fate
Mr. II Biggins ol Melbourne. Fla.,
writes: "My doctor told me I had Con?
sumption anil nothing could bs done for
me. I was given up to die. The offer of
a tree trial lottie of Dy. King's New
Qleofsvery for Consumption, Induced me
to try it. Results were startling. I am
now on the road to recovery and owe all
to Ur. King's New Discovery. It surely
saved my life." This great SOTS is guaran?
teed for all throat and lung diseases by
IL H. Correll, druggist. Price 50c. and
$1.00. Trial bottles fie.-.
Died From Burns
Mrs. Julia Lawhorn died at her
home near Red Mills last Friday from
bums received the day before. Her
clothes caught from an open fire?
place. She was about 00 years of age.
Funeral services wre held nt the
home Saturday by Rev. Mr. Anderson
of Broad Creek, and interment was
made at High Bridge church. One
son survives, Mr. John La whom.
Catarrh and Hav Fever
Liquid Cream Balm is becoming quite
as popular in many localities as Ely's
Cream Balm s'.lid. lt is prepared for
use in at)iiiiz-*rs. and is highly prised by
tin -e who huve been accustomed to eal]
upon physicians foi such a treatment.
Many physiiiaiis are using and pre
scribing it. All the medicinal properties
of the celebrated Cream Kahn are con
talned in the Liquid form, which is 75
cts. including a spraying tobe. All drug
gists, or by niall. Ely Brothers, 54
Warren street. New York
The celebration of the Washington
Literary Society of Washington and
Lee will take place next Monday even
ing In the University chapel. Inter
est will he added to the occasion l.y
the presence of the young ladies from
theSoiithei n Seminary of Buena Vista.
Music, will be furnish.*d by the Uni?
versity Glee (Hub.
Cures Ec/.eiiia, Itching IInmorn
Especially for old, chronic eases take
3q?aiiic Blood Balm, lt gives a healthy
Mood supply to the affected pails, heals
all the sores, nrupUoos, sstsbs, scales;
stops th'-awful itching and burning of
eczema, sw'IHngs. suppurating, eatery
?ores, etc. Druggiets- gi, .-temple free
And prepaid by writing Blood Balm Co.,
Atlanta, Ga. Describe trouble and free
medical advi-.- s. nt in sealed letter,
Kespsteti Second Time
llhaeaeohtion of John Kennedy, the
convicted train wrecker who was to
have been hanged Inst Friday in
Staunton, was again postponed, Dpoa
a petition Signed by tbs ministers ol
the city and taken to Richmond by
Mr. A. S. Morton, Govern >r Montagu*
granted a respite of thirty days. Tin
execution is set to take place Marci
Nearly Forfeits His Life
^. iiiuaway aiitiosie..d.,d fatally.ataflei
14. hpniblc Ulcer on tin- leg of J |I3. Omer
Franklin Grove, 111. Ppr four yeats I
defied all dont ors and all remedies. Bu
Buckleti's Arnica Bah* had no tioublo ti
cure him. Equally good for Burns
Bruises,'Skin Eruptions and Files. 25c.
at il. ll. Gonella drug store.
pAMnBX.- Information has beer
received here of the death ot Mist
Lizzie Camden at her mother's hom*
in Xenia, Ohio, which occurred
January 16th. ' She was about 2(
years of age, and was the daughtei
of the late Benjamin Camden of n6ai
Lexington. She went with her mothei
to Ohio several years ago,
Mr. Frank Moore loft yesterday
for West Virginia to attend the
funeral of his uncle, Dr. J. M.
Mr. Joseph M. Phillips has been
culled to the bedside of his uncle,
Mr. A. A. P.Slough of near Glas?
Miss Willis Williams, who is at?
tending the Valley Female Insti?
tute of Staunton, spent several
days in Lexington this week visit?
Mr. Harry C. Bowyer, formerly
for years connected with Tiie
Gazette composing force, has
again accepted a position with the
Miss Buelah Montgomery ia
absent on a trip North to purchase
spring nnd summer goods for the
millinery store of W. S. Kniseley
Mrs. Nannie Baier and Miss
Mary Garing left this morning for
Charlottesville, where they will
spend a month as the guests of
Mrs. G. D. Smith.
Information has been received
here of the improvement of Mr.
John T. L. Preston st Quincy, W.
Va., who has been seriously ill
Rockingham Register: Capt.
McNeil of Kerr's Creek, Rock?
bridge county, returned to his
home Saturday, after a visit to
friends in Harrisonburg.
Mr.L.A.Coulter, State secretary
of the T. If.C. A., addressed the
students of Washington and Lee
Sunday afternoon, his subject
being, "The Sin that Kills.'"
Dr. H S. Myers and Mr. J. L.
Davis of Amherst county, were
visitor? in .Lexington several days
this week. Dr. Myers is well re?
membered here where he has been
a frequent visitor.
Mr. Walter Edward Harris, the
well known Washington corree
pon lent of the Richmond Times
Dispatch, find son e I' Bev. John H.
Harris ot* near Natural Bridge,was
la Lexington yesterday.
Mr. S. Register Nee! occupied
thc pulpits at (lol Hers town and Mt.
Moreliiml Methodist churches Bun
day morning and afternoon for
Kev. Hebert K. Hutton, who was
Unsbls to lill his appointments on
account of illness.
Mr. A. P. Wade of Brownsburg,
whs elected teller of the Bank of
Rockbridge at s meeting of the
directors held today. Mr. Wade
is a young man of fine business
capacity. For several months past
he has held a business position in
Lynchburg (Va.) Daily News, :
Mis- Kiitlileen Flood, the youngest
daughter eu Mrs. Kate W, Flood,
Both Of Whom were st one time
residents of this city, was married
Tm elsy. Beening, Februsry 9th.
St the home of the bride's mother,
714 Queen street, Alexandria, by
Rev. Mr. Barton, to Mr. William
A. Poindexter, formerly of Rock?
bridge county, but now eif Balti?
more, in which city the young
couple will make their home.
Sergeant Henipaey Dead
Sergeant John Hempsey died
last Friday at his home near
Brownsburg freim the ettects of a
fall received several weeks ugo.
He had reached un advanced age
and was probably eighty-six years
old. His funeral took place Satur?
day from his home, conducted by
Father Vanlngelgen of Staunton,
and interment was made st New
Sergeant Hempsey was born in
Ireland and was a typical son of
Erin. He servcel in the Mexican
War and to his death received a
Federal pension. He came to Lex
ington in 18")G and for some years
he was ordinance sergeant st the
Virginia Military institute.
Among his linties at the Institute
was the manufacture of fireworks,
and it is said he turned out sonic
He married a Miss LaRue of
Boekbridgs who died some years
ago. A niece made her home
with him and is the only re-lative
he left in this country.
Dr. Curreii to Give Lecture*
Dr. W. s. Currell is anneen*
ceil tei deliver under the
ans].ices of the Lynchburg Teach?
ers' Club a series of illustrated lec?
tures in that- city on Dante, the
first to take place Saturday even?
ing, Fehruary i!7th. The- Lynch?
burg News r-ays :
"Dr.Currell ls a niau of delight?
ful personality and line literary
insight. He is widely known
throughout the South as a scholar
and lecturer,having for some years
past been on the stall' ed' lecturers
at the great Southern Chataqua,
at Monteagle, Tenn., and als.) at
the Virginia Teachers1 Institute',
which meets annually al Char?
lottesville, Va. Ile* is in much ele
niand in Various parts of thc coun?
try, and Lynohbtirgera may feel
themselves particularly fortunate
in having the- < pporcmity nf hear?
ing him in three of his most fa?
Meeting of V? M, I, liourel
Gen, Scott Bbipp, superinten?
dent e,f the Virginia Military
Institute, anel Mr. W. T. Shielels,
nii'inb r of tl S Board of Visitors,
returned Thursday from Hied -
mond, where they attended the
semi-annual meeting of the board,
which was held Tuesday night in
Ceneral Ship]) j semi-annual re?
port was read, allowing an enroll?
ment of U85 cadette, the largest
attendance since the year im?
mediately following tho Civil War.
He abo reported that the ll. X.
War Department would forward
the new battery of three two-inch
steel rifle guns of modern breech
lemding pattern.* to the' Institute
W. Pegram Johnson of Peters?
burg, was appointed by the board
to the Cooke scholarship at the
Meeting of County School Hoard
A called meeting of tlie Rock?
bridge County School Board was
held at the courthouse Saturday.
There were present County Super?
intendent A. Nash Johnston, Clerk
J. Scott Moore, and the following
iistrict trustees?: Lexington, Prof.
I). C. Humphreys; Central, W. R.
Humphris anil W. B. Wallace ;
Natural Bridge, G. W. Kllinger:
Walker's Creek, J.S. Gibson.
The object of the meeting was
stated by Dr. Johnston to be
the appointment of a committee
consisting ol' three district trustees
nnd three teachers who should
recommend to tho State Bonrd of
Education for adoption B multiple
list of not less than two nor more
than four series of text-hooks in
Mah of the subjects taught in the
public schools of Virginia below
the high school grade,and in addi?
tion shall recommend a list of
text-hooks for high schools. The
following committee was appoint*
pd : Messrs. Ci. W. Ullinger, I). G.
Humphreys n'ul P. L. BfeClung,
trnstees, ???? dre. M. S. ttoffett,
Mr. J. ll. B. lones, and Miss Eliza?
beth Moseley, teachers. This com?
mittee will hold n meetingonApril
It will be recalled that the State
Hoard of Education is charged
with the selection of text books
For the public schools of the State
for tha next four years. There
has been mi ch discussion ns to the
best way of doing this work. Some
prominent educators claim that a
multiple list will give the best re?
sults, while others, and equally
is capable, declare that the single
list has many advantages, besides
being cheaper. Senator Keezell
nf Rockingham, has introduced a
bill in the Legislature favoring tho
single text-book list.
The Circuit Court Still in Session
The Circuit Court of Rockbridge
county is still in session, with
Judge S. Houston Letcher presid?
Mr. K.M. Pendleton was desig?
nated and appointed bail commis?
sioner for the Circuit Court of
Mr. E. A. Moore was appointed
pension commissioner to succeed
Mr. W. C. Stuart, resigned.
The February, April, October
and December terms of the court
have been designated as quarterly
terms at which civil cases requir?
ing juries will be heard. April
and October terms have been desig?
nated as grand jury terms.
Under the law the judge has the
right to omit holding court during
one of tho terms, and Judge Letch?
er has named August as the month
at which no court will be held.
Mr. William F. Johnston was
appointed commissioner in chan?
cery and examiner of records foi
the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.
Messrs. John T. Sale, W. T. Mc?
Millan and W. P. Houston were
appointed members of thc electoral
board of Rockbridge count v. Mr.
Sale was appointed for a terni of
one year, Mr. McMillan fot two
years and .Judge Houston for three
Death of Mrs. G. W. Miller
Mrs.Hludah Frances Miller died
last Thursday morning at her
home near Denmark, aller an ill?
ness of several years with heart
trouble Her funeral look place
Saturday morning at II o'clock
from Kerr's Creek Presbyterian
church, of which she had long
been a consistent member, conduct'
ed by Kev. D. A. Pe nick. Tbs
remains were taken to New Mon?
mouth church at '2 o'clock for in?
Mrs. Miller was thc wile nf Mr.
George W. Miller tinda daughter
of the late Kev. Stuart Taylor ol
near Rockbridge Rat hs. She was
a sister of the distinguished mis?
sionary to Africa, Bishop Taylor
of the Methodist Church, She was
hoin on Buffalo January 20, 1886,
and on June H. lN")4, was married
to Mr. Miller, who survives with
seven children. They are Mrs.
Mary Riglow of White Horse,
Alaska: Mrs. William Silers ol
Sedgwick, Kansas: Mrs. norgc
N. Patterson ol' Independence,
Kansas; Mrs. Oscar Staley of
Huntingdon, W. Va.; Mr. Jamef
Miller of Brooklyn, N. Y.: Mrs,
LOU Cummings Of Collier's ('reek,
and Miss Lou Miller, who resider
at home. She is also survived b)
two brothers, Rev. A. E. Taylor ol
Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., and Rev
Archibald Taylor of Atlanta, (Ja
Mrs. Miller was a woman ol
many Christian graces. On Octo
ber 14th, lust, she had a fnmih
reunion, and all her children wen
Honor Roll at Public School
Reports were given out Tuesday
at the public schools and the fol
lowing pupils are placed on tb
roll of h >nor, the names coming ii
the order <>f their stand, and thus.
receiving tl ? same grade beinj
indicated l>v a star (*) cr dagge
Recanse of the illness of th
teacher of the fifth grade, Mis
Maggie Shanks, no reports Imv
yet been given out, but will be ii
a few days.
GiiAi'i: VII.?Henry Welch, Sa
rah Cumll, Frances Howe, Sushi
Currell, *Emillett Tardy, *Myrtl
Rare, Ethel Young.
GitAi'K VI,?Margaret White
James Nicol, Frank Key.
QlAOl IV.?*John Graham
?Edith light, iThoiaau White
fLaura Pendleton, Berths Craw
ford, *S'tuart Mooro, :tArchi
White, Edward Shumaker.
GkadkIII.?Mary Currell, Reat
rice Miley, Ruth Hat tan, Kdwi
Adair, James Adair.
Giiadk H.?Nancy Pendhton
Lilly ('tirrell, Emily Snider, Elsi
OiiADK 1.?Robert .Jarrett, Mai
garet Young, Myrtle Rhea.
Stops, the Coujtls. Works of i the Lol
Laxative Bromo (Quinine Tablel
cure a cold in one day. No Cure, N
Pay. Price, SS'cents,'
University Glee Club Conei t nt
Bckna Vista, Feu. 16.?The W.
efc L. Glee Club concert at the
Southern Seminary last evening
was a decided success. The fe>l
lowing gentlemen constituted the
chorus: Messrs. Nichols, Lapsley,
Douglas, Hobble,Thompson, .John?
son, Tillman, I/iC.orc, Webb, Hart?
man, Mosley, Stevenson, Keller and
Osburne. Mr. Mosley wus master
of ceremonies, anel won everyboely.
The songs of the evening were by
Miss Mullen and Miss Maude Em
brey. The young men did W. efe
L. credit by their courtliness, find
the young ladies lookeel their
sweetest. The* nei proceeds amout
ed to $fl() which will be used in
getting emt the Seminary annual,
the "Maid of the Mountains."
The audience was the best that
has ever been had at the Seminary
when admittance was charged.
.Mr. Thoo. 1. Mills is out on ex?
tended business tri ps for the Paper
Mill this and next week. He and
his newly married wife will be
house-keeping ac their home on
2'2nd street in a few weeks.
Kev. W. L. Wnyts, who has been
Bullering for two weeks from pneu?
monia, is now convalescing. His
trouble was confined to his left
lung, in the lower lobe. His
friends are rejoicing that he has
gotten along so well.
Mr. Walter Risque and Mrs.
"Kitt" Risqiis have both boen
sick at the home of the late .1.
\X. Risvue. Mrs. Mary E. Wil?
liams, his daughter, has returned
Rev. Mr. Rowe is supplying the
Baptist pulpit, during the pastor's
Death ot Dr. J. M. Laird in West
Information was received here
yesterday announcing the death of
Dr. James Madison Laird at 4:30
o'clock a. m., at Sheltering Arms
Hospital near Charleston, W. Va.
Dr. Laird was a son of JohnC. Lai rd
and Mary Susan McKee and was
born on Kerr's Creek, this county,
October 18, 1852. He received his
academic education at Washington
and Lee University, and studied
medicine at thc University of Vir?
ginia and the University of New
York, grsdusting frr.m the latter
institution in IS70. Locating in
the' Kenswhn Valley, W. Va., be
became eminent as a physician and
enjoyed an extensive practice.
Dr. Laird married Miss Marga
ret Morris Hill of Charleston, W.
Va., who died in 1899. Two child?
ren survive this union, Janies Madi?
son Laird anel Morris Wysor Laird.
He is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. .I. Preston Moore of Lexing?
ton, find four brothers, Kev. W, H.
Laird, I). I)., eif Danville, Va.,
Rev. FL B. Laird of Millersburg,
Ky.. Kev. A. F. Laird of Winona,
Miss., and Mr. .1. IL Laird of
Dr. Tuttle's Report on Hack
Dr. Albert ll. Tuttle ol the
medical department, University of
Virginia, has made' his report lip.
oq samples of water taken from
"Muck Spring,'1 which has been
received by Mr. W, s. Hopkins,
attorney for Mr. John Sheridan.
Dr. Tuttle says that the water is
as pure anel wholes mic as that of
iiny spring in mir vicinity nnd
that he should int li<"-itate to use
it for house ti Iel purposes or per?
mit his family to do so.
Dr. Tuttle, in his report, which
was certified to before a notary
public, says: "The result of this
examination shows that but Cire-e
or lour species of bacteria wen
present, anel that thi-se, with one
exception, are eif the coin"10"
wate-r-bacteria universally present
in potable' waters. The rcsu11 ol
these analyses, both qualitative
and quantitative, give no evielencps
whatever of sewer ceuitammation
of the Back Spring."
Hr. Harman Plana Long Walk
The San Fransisco Bulletin un?
der date of January 20, 1904, pub?
lished the folleiwir.g item concern?
ing a native and fe?riner resident
of Rockbridge-, a son of State
Treasurer A, W. Harman, of nssr
Lexington, who went West some
years ago, anel is now a newspaper
of neite :
With a silver three-cent piece,
an indomitable courage, and un
Hmited Confidence fis his only as?
sets, Michael (larber Harman, a
young Virginian, will leave* this
eitySsturdsy norning nt io o'clock
fora trans-continental tour on foot.
Thc young man undertskess novel
journey ti interview promlne-nt
men eif allah's on the prospective
result of the Presidential campaign
His line eil' inquiry will e'Xtend
te> all Classes anet condition! of
men, from the- millionaire to tho
tram]), the' meebsnio, the trades?
men find the: artist.
He eu tip! petes reaching his dee
tlnation, New York (itv, durinfj
November eif this year.
From ihe outlined route Mr
Harman has selected, he will ar?
range tile Itinerary so as to reae-li
Los Angeles, thence Kl Paso,
through the M idelle West to New
Mr. Harman selects an nrduoip
menus to gain hi> i.nd, but the ex
ai.el will nei denibt bi' re'ph-te- witt
unlooked for experieness.
The distance to be oeivere'il ii
Mr. Hrnxteui nt W. mid L. U.
Hon. A. G Hriutf.iij of Htaunton
aild^esseel the Universit-/ assembly a
Washington and Les this morning
He riiH'MiHrieel ' tho ml \a nt H's*.-s of <
majority rule l>y juries in civil 8SSSS
Tho aeldress was an able; presentatioi
of thin subject. Devotion!.! exercise
were conducted by Rev. Dr. ty. .1
Mci.iyeli'. Mr. Bra,x.pn wa* presentee
by president (iforx* H. Denny.
Mysterious Fires at Glasgow
Glasgow Feb. 10.?The u-ysteri
ous burning of several cut build?
ings at the residence of Mrs. M.
D. MeCorkle has caused intense
excitement here among both white
and black people. On Tuesday
afternoon, Feb. 9th, at five o'clock
the stable was discovered to be in
flames. In a few minutes a large
crowd assembled but the tire was
entirely beyond control as they
directed their efforts to saving the
house from the fire-brands which
were being blown in every direc?
tion. The stable contained five
tons of hay, all of which was
burned. The fire was thought to
be of an incendiary origin, but no
positive due could he gained. The
house has been closed for several
months, Mrs. MeCorkle and
family being absent. On Thurs?
day afternoon, about four o'clock
the barn was burned ia tue same
mysterious manner. This time
the loss was greater, as the barn
contained a large amount of hay
and millet besides farming imple?
ment. Nothing was saved. The
two buildings being burned at so
nearly the same time of dav and
within two days of each other
caused every one to suspect *
family of colored people who live
in the yard. Jim Gowan, the
colored man, and a small boy were
arrested and taken to Lexington
jail Sunday morning. The boy
was brought back here Monday
morning for trial, but no evidence
of any importance could be gained
from him. He claims to be entire?
ly ignorant of the whole alfair;
either he is innocent or else well
posted as to what to divulge. He
is an unusually bright child and
perfectly capable of playing any
part. He was taken back to jail
Much sympathy is felt for Mrs.
MeCorkle who is yet ignorant of
her loss, being quite sick nt the
home of Mrs. Overby in Danville.
The Glasgow Rook Club was
delightfully entertained on Satur?
day afternoon from !J to 6 by Miss
Laura Bohols, at her home at East
Glasgow. St. Valentine was doini*
nant in the decorations and games
of amusement. The red and
white color scheme was effectively
carried out in the refreshments
which were served hy several
Assistant Postmaster Removed
Mr. J.6. O'Oallaghan, assistant
postmaster at Staunton, has been
removed by the postotlice authori?
ties at Washington, on thechaiges
of irregularities. He is succeeded
by Mr. Nathan Parkins of thc Ml.
The sp elfie offenses committed
l>y<)'(Isllaghan was doing thc work
of other employees in their nb*
Bencs and signing the pay-rolls for
that money, which the Federal
statutes forbid, and wearing an
old watch of the dollar kind, when
it ought to have been relumed to
I he (lead-letter olliec.
Feb.IS.- Our looa! weather prophet!
told us at the befjinning of la-t week
winter had broken and the spring
birds with tbe warm sunshine would
Soon brilia mild weather. That theil
conjectures wert not well founded
was evidenced by Wednesday's snow
and blizzard. It proved one of the
worst storms of the year, and stock
exposed to it suffered more than at
any time since winter begun,
The much hoped for plowing weath?
er during February bas thus far been
denied us and practically no plowin|
for the spring crop has been i.one lu
this section. Fides." Vf haw an early
spring with very favorable weathei
for farm work our farmers will bt
moah behind with their work, and
with the larger part, of the wheat and
hay crop to market teams will bf
kept busy during the coining months
Drs. M eClung and Jeff ress report
much sickness in the neighborhood
and are kept biisjs*.
Our R. F. I), men are traveling theil
routes on horseback most of the time
owing to the rough frozen loads
Their position is not an enviable on?
at this season; however, they stand tc
it without complaining.
An unusually large amount of lum
ber and railway ties will be marketer
from this vicinity during the uprliif
Mr. J. R. Wright, who bought tin
' Griffin'' property three years ago
is in iking arrangement* to build I
dwelling near the public road.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. McCauley visit
e I Staunton last Thursday to atter.i
tlio marriage Of Mis. McCauley's sl?
ier, Mis- bena Hobard, to Mr. Curri)
Beekner of Charleston, W. Va.
Miss Louise McC-lung spent severa
divs last week with friends at (treen
Messrs, Wm. and MoClung Pafto
>.f lexington, spent Sunday will
their brother nod sister at Fairfield
Fl ss sss en Brlsrfssj
. ixrtte ( ??> i .?>/?' nt'ii' ??
Feb. ul Mrs. A. M. Anderson i
quite ill at present wiiting.
Mr. 1*. A. Deacon, who bas bc
quite ill with lever, we are glad i
note is Improving.
(ilasgow Kiley is ill with pneuii'.'
Mrs Moggin Bossssiuisn is sjouflsse
to her room with grippe and sevei
Mrs. Maggie- Worth is very niue
better at present writing.
Mr. F. il. Arinentrout is at Rod
bridge Maths hotel managing lb
business until after the sale OJ) Hi
Mr. W. \K Wade expects to move t
the 0. N. Anderson farm tomorrow
Wo are sorry to lose him from ou
midst, but glad to know he will ns
Comic valentines, sentimental valei
s | \lt\en. and all kinds of valentines ai
floating around. Did you get one J
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Feb. 15.?A quiet marriage took
place last Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Sarah J. Swisher of near
Cunuuing's Schoolhouse, when her
daughter, Miss Nannie Black Swisher,
was wedded to Mr. Granville Taylor
Hayslett. Kev. Robert E. Hutton
officiated, and the ceremony was wit
nesied by a few friends. The younis*
couple expect to leare this week for
their future home In Iowa.
Mr. J. 8. Saville has assumed the
principalship of Palmer Academy.
The Rev. Joseph Graves, who held
that position for several months, re
resigned and has returned to his home
in Bedford county.
Miss Sallie Dixon and Mi-s May B.
Swink expect to leave in a few elays
to visit Haleigh, N. C. Miss Dixon's
school at Maple Grove will be taught
by Miss Lelia Swink.
The Oxford e;ongregatioii are mak?
ing preparations to K**ently Improve
their church in the sprint;. Several
hundred dollars will be expendeii.
Several changes in the rural free
eleliveiy mail routes of this section
went into effect today. No. I, Mr.
Horrell Woodward, carrier, reverses
!iis route, coming out the plank road
to possum hollow, thence to Bolivar
Mill anel to Covington turnpike.
thence to Lexington.
No. I, Mr. J. M. Withrow, carrier,
instead of turning at Potter's Mill,
keeps down Collier's Creek to the
mouth of Toad Run, thence along
that oreek to Covington turnpike to
Dyspepsia?bane of human existence'.
Burelock Blood Hitters earea it,promptly,
peiniiiiiently. Ilegnlate-*. ami tones the
Real Kstatc Transfers
The following deeds of bargain and
salo were entered of record in the
Clerk's office of Rockbridge county
during the week anding Feb. ll :
Kinma It. Fulham to F. M.Landraui
.j0.r) act es. 2 roods, 4 poles, adj Mrs.
Mary Nunn Terrell near Decatur,
Hebert G. Scott and wife to J.
Houston Leech, 4 lots In West End
Glasgow Lanel Ce>'s land, i2o.
George C. Teaford and wife to J.
William Gilkeson, 155 acres near
J. W. Kelly, trustee to Fountain
F. Lew if, henise anel lot aeij. John
Illig, em Main Street, Lexington.
I).J. Whipple and wife to Fountain
F. Lewis, lot In eastern part of Lex
Ingtem e>n McLaughlin street, i20.
John T. Heizer and wife to 1). A.
Lucas, 1 acre adj. Chas. Bryan in
South River elistrict, *5().
Robeson A, TrozeJI to Robert P.
Luea?. M acres adj. J. W. Hast, in
Walker's Creek district, Sl'iOd.
Feed your hair; nourish it;
give it something to live on.
Then it will stop falling, and
will grow long and heavy.
Ayer's Hair Vigor is the only
hair food you can buy. For 60
years it has been doing just
what we claim it will do. It
will not disappoint you.
?? My hair used lo he vera sliort. Hilt after
iitiiik- Ayer's lti.tr Vigor a short time lt hagan
to .row, and now it ls foin tam ln.-h.-u loni*.
This seems a splendid result to me after hehig
almost without mir hair."
Mus. J. II. l-l rmi, I'olorado Springs. Colo.
fl Of) a holli.. J. C. aYBH co.,
All .IriiRci.t.. #^s_ Lowell. Mist,
VIRGINIA ir-rln the Clerk's
Office of the Circuit Coiut of
Htickl-idgc County, January ',>0, 1?04.
Avail 8. Smith, Plaintiff,
Thomas c. Bmitb, Defendant.
Tho object ol thia salt ls te obtain a
divorce u rims lo iinitrliiiiniil bv tho
pUslstls. from tin* ?i..feiid*iiit, eu thc
atatatory groonds of amotUoo. And
ulllielvli hailos ,"'l'n Banoo find (Heel that
ihe unid ilofoiiiiiim, Thomas ('. Smith, is
not a resilient of tho Stat i of Viiginla, lt
is OCaaSfwat thal he appear here w|f-h\n
llfteen iIiivm after due J.un.|. inion ,t, ;his
order ami do what is MOO-aSMy to protect
his Interests in tIlia. tvut.
lt. it. WITT. Clerk.
J. V. Hi instead, p. o.
TO THOMAS C. SMITH .
Yon are hereby not iii. <1 Unit 1 will
pu feed on the
Itt! DAV of M.Mil.'11, IHi
bcgiunlm; at 10 o'elcyk a,, m., at, tho
ifllee of P, M. I'vuxloU, t'e^jiiiiilssioner In
I'hmicory, in the town of I,exlin.ton,Va.,
to take ovidencu of certain witnesses, to
DS read as evidence ii iny behalf In the
above naiiietl unit, and If for any reason
sahl cvlelolieu ls not MfRsB Og alnlshod em
that day, the taktuK of sa.U, dwjaoslUona
will be continued demi day to caf until
AN NI KS. SMITH,
Jan >t)7 4t bv Cc tinsel.
Only one remo ly In the world (hit
will at once stop iti-hlnoss of Ibo skin in
.?my part of tlie bo y; Doau's Ointment
Atjuiy eb uk store, ."ill cents
We will offer our entire stock of Men's,Boys'nnd Childrens Suits,
Ivercoats, Show, Hats, Underwear, etc., at
Greatly REDUCED Prices
Owing to the groat slr ?mund which
wo have had this winter for .
3UR OWN MADE CLOTHING
We have decided to start at once to make up our spring line of
Clothing, so we will be able to meet the increasing demand.
If you desire a suit to fit you of OUR OWN MAKE, to be de
ivered in March, April, May or June, we would be glad to have your
irder at once. Remember these clothes we talc..* orders for now ari*
GUARANTEED TO FIT,
told their shape and to be made in the latest style, and will not cost
ou any more, if as much, as the same quality of goods will cost in
itockor readv made clothes.
Lyons Clothing Company,
Tailors, Clothiers and Gents' Furnishers,
horner Main and Nelson Streets, Lexington, Va
Winter Suits, Sweaters, &c.
NO NEED TO EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY!
IT'S BOTH A CUSTOM AND A NECESSITY !
Come and See the Values and Save Money !
Strain & Patton
Opposite Lexington Hotel,
On February J st
We entered upon our TENTH YEAK in husllMsse
in Lexington. We begin with neat ly double tin*
floor space of last year, and bonce are better
equipped than ever before to handle the business
entrusted to us, and to display th.4 large stock of
goods we carry. The increase in icnt, ?*tc, in?
curred by tiiis enlargement, we raped to iain
in time and labor, as the same force eu acm
handle more business in a given length of time.
On Closing our Books January 3 J st,
we found we had made sj good, substantial in?
crease over any former year. For this wc thank
our friends ; and in token of our appreciation, we
promise vet mort* efficient service during tliis yeer,
to all who deem it to their interest to Patronize us.
Wo have oisened ap our new department with a
beautiful line of WHITE WAISTIN08; and Ute
tendency liping toward lighter weights, tin* prices
are slightly lower than last yean. Next ko
white, champagne will probably 1- the most popu?
lar shade for waists.
In Embroideries and White Gooda
we are offering some excellent values, and we think
you will not rind a choicer showing this side of
the cities, or better prices even th. rc. Everybody
knows how saw cotton has soared in price, yt wt
ask very small advtinces in cotton goods over last
year. A. P. (\ Cinohams and Bvit.s SSKHNJCKIM
aie the same old prices. We have sj good stock
cf them on hand ; as we have also of Lancaster
Apron Checks, and staph* cheviots and shirtings.
Spring Dress Goods
will tend largely toward thin, light weights. Wu
offer the following:
Crescent Voile .'2~> cents.
Voile Novelty.Us] k
Bindra! Romepnn.12 j M
Dundoo Linen Suitings . "JO
Tivoli Suitings. 18 "
Majestic Voile.'2't '?
Voile Nation.de . , "Jil rt
Our New 10c. Candies
have proved au immense success. The first pur?
chase of 7(MI poonda in the house only lt) days, is
nearly all gone, and we have ii second lot on the
way. If von have not tried them, you have nill?
ed the finest gotuls ever offered at the price.
We Have Some Odds and Ends of Shoes
that we will oller at the un-heard-of price of IQ
cents a pair. Some are worth four limes tiwi
much; none less than twice. It mav l>o. so ort h
your while to look at them. If your sire, it among.'
them, a rare bargain awaits you,.
Irwin & Co.
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