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~ 1 __E_DA_, JULY 10, 1883.
Are all Readjusters Republicans ? Nay,
Verily.
Whilst wo have been satisfied for years,
as we have time and again asserted, that
Mahone and the leaders of [his party were
trying with might and main and treachery
to carry their followers into the Republican
party, we have not believed, and have uni
formly so stated, that the majority of those
Readjusters who were Democrats had not
become Republicans, and did not believe
that it was the purpose of the leaders of the
Readjuster party to desert to the Republi
can party ; being honest themselves, they
did not suspect their leaders of treach
ery. It appears from the last Valley Vir
ginian that they were "pledged" in 1881
"to maintain Republican policy and meas
ures." It was th. leaders who "pledged"
the party, and it remains to be seen wheth
er the masses of the Democratic Readjus
ters, who had nothing to do with it, will
consider themselves bound by that pledge.
If they shall, they will be estopped from de
nying that they are Republicans. We be
lieve that there are thousands of Democrat
ic Readjusters who acted with that party
on the issue of the settlement of the State
debt, who are Democrats still, and have no
idea of acting with the Republican party;
and that as the debt question has been set
tled, so far as the vote of the people can ef
fect it, aud there are now but two parties
—the Democratic and Republican—they
-will consistently support the Democratic
party. They will spurn and repudiate the
"pledge" given by the leaders, as the Val
ley Virginian asserts, "to maintain Repub
lican policy and measures." These leaders
had no authority to pledge Democratic
Readjusters to desert their Democratic
principles and "to maintain Republican
policy and measures," and they will show,
by voting with the Democratic party, that
they are not deserters—that they are as
good Democrats as those who differed from
them on the issue of the public debt. To
follow Mahone and his leaders now is to
go into tho Republican party. This is now
so plain that "the wayfaring man, though
a fool, cannot err therein." To vote with
the coalition party now, is to vote for and
with tbo Republican party. Those who
will vote with the coalition party at any
future e'.ectiou, will thereby proclaim them
selve. Repub'icans. Will Democratic Re
adjusters do this? Nay, verily. Their
principles and consistency will forbid. Now
is tbo time for all Democrats to touch el
bows and make a united and gallant charge
Mpjn the Republican cohorts.
As to the removal, or failure to re-ap
point Mr. liotts, we possessed no power to
prevent it. Wo doubted the policy and
coukl not see the justice of it. — Valley Vir
ginia,!.
We suppose the Virginian expresses the
sentiments and predicament of the Presi
dent, who probably '-doubted the policy
aud could not see the* justice of it," but
"possessed no power to prevent it," under
his agreement with Mahone, in whose favor
he seems to have abdicated his power to
make appointments in this State; and Ma
hone puts out and puts in office persons at
will to suii his own individual pleasure or
sellish purposes. The Republican party is
ur.w tl;e Sinhau tliat lias the "Old mau of
the Sea" upon its shoulders. Mahono will
ride it to its death. He wil'io-ouiy rule or
ruin, Din he will rule and rain; for, like his
distinguished prototype, he "would rather
rule in hell than serve in Heaven. " Io poli
tics, he has neither principles nor scruples. It
is reported of him, that when asked his
politics, lie replied: "Politics, hell—l have
no politics: policy is my politics."
Tliat piofane and laconic reply furnishes
the key to his political character. "Policy
is his politic-," and his '-policy" is that
which will add to his power to 1-evenge him
self upon those, of whatever political faith,
who refuse to bow down at his feet and
servilely do his bidding. Upon what meat
doth this little would-be Caesar feed that he
hath grown so great? Ho seems to imagine
that Others wore bum with saddles upon
their backs, and that he was born with
boots and spurs to ride them. He has been
ridiug the Republican party for some t ; me
at a furious speed, and, though of small
weight, "the galled jade begins to wince,"
and think its life requires that it should get
rid of its rider that has ridden it so hard and
given it so little provender.
The New York Tribune tells us that the
oflicei-3 of a certain church in that city
have been soliciting the opinions of promi
nent members of the congregation upon the
desirability of introducing liturgical servi
ces. Some of the answers are quaint. One
gentleman writes that he does not object to
a responsive service if there is a fair under
standing that all hands shall go in. "But
if it is only going to be a chirp or two
heie ami there, it will only be ridiculous,
and yon can count me out." A lady writes
that she does not understand exactly what
in meant by responsive service, but if it
means that she has got to keep saying she
is a "miserable sinner" during the prayer
time, she is opposed to it, "for it isn't true."
Hancock and English Flag.—On the
4th of .July the Republican Postmaster at
Lewisburg, W. Va., —Judge McWhorter —
unfurled from the P. O. building a beauti
ful Hancock and English flag. We pre
sume that no Postmaster in this Mahone
cursed Slate would dare to do so, notwith
standing the Mahone party professed to be
better friends of the election of Hancock
and Euglish than the Democrats whose
nominees they were. West Virginia has
no Mahone to terrorize the Republican of
ficials. In this State tho Republicans have
to pay court to Mahone and tremble at his
power.
No Money for Mass.—ln August, 1882,
Margaret Gilmau, of New York, died, leav
ing $_,__. in the hands of Henry McArdle,
with the instruction that it should be given
to a Catholic priest for masses for the repose
of her soul. James Gilman, the next of kin,
brought suit to have the trust set asido, and
Monday Judge Freeman rendered a decision
in his favor, declaring the trust invalid.
A Bolter.—Mr. Allen G. Thurman, Jr.,
a sou of ox-Senator Thurman, has published
a letter announcing his purpose to vote for
Judge Foraker, the republican nominee for
Governor of Ohio. He says he prefers a re
publican to Judge Hoadly, the democratic
nominee, whom he characterizes as a "po
litical gymnast."
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xt is reported that tho volcano on the is
land of Ometepe, in Lake Nicaragua, which
has b-en smoking for some time, is now in
a state of eruption. A panic has been caused
among the inhabitants, who are all leaving
the island.
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Mr. Jefferson Davis has been visiting New
Orleans the past week. The Times-Demo
crat says he is in excellent bodily and men
tal condition. - j
Political and civil equality. —Un-
der the constitution the political and civil
(not social) rights of the races are equal,
and that instrument forbids that there
should be any distinction as to these rights
on account of "race, color, or previous con
dition of servitude." This being so, it fol
lows that if a negro be appointed or elected
to any office or selected as juryman for the
reason that he is a negro, it is as much a
violation of the Constitution as to refuse to
appoint or elect him to office or to select
him as a juryman because he is a negro,
and if Cameron, Farr, and Blair elected —
as no-doubt they did—the two negroes as
trustees of the School Board of Richmond
because they were negroes, they violated
the Constitution they swore to support.
That "that is a poor rule that won't work
both ways," is proverbial. If it be consti
tutional to appoint or elect negroes because
they are negroes, then it is constitutional
to refuse to appoint them because they are
negroes.— Spectator, July 3rd.
"The Staunton Spectator argues that if
Cameron, Farr, and Blair appointed two
colored men as trustees on the School Board
of Richmond because they were colored men
"they violated the Constitution they have
sworn to support." Even Bourbon stupid
ity will apprehend the logical sequence : if
the City Council of Richmond appointed
nine white men as trustees of the ninety
white schools and fifty-six colored schools
of Richmond because they were white men
they violated the Constitution they have
sworn to support. Only last week the City
Council elected three trustees to vacancies
on the City School Board. All three of
those elected were white men, and not only
this, but one was to supply the place of a
colored man. For this vacancy a colored
man was nominated, but the righteous
Bourbons voted for and elected his white
opponent. Why? Because he was a white
man. Thus, by Bourbon reasoning, the
Bourbons of the Richmond City Council
are perjurers. You know, Mr. Spbctatob,
'that is a poor rule that won't work both
ways.' ''—Richmond Whig, July 7th.
It will be observed that the Whig does
not controvert the correctness of the propo
sition of the Spectator, nor attempt to re
ply to the logic of the argument, but ad
mits, by implication at least, the correct
ness of the former, and makes an applica
tion of the latter. Some of tho Coalition
press having maintained that not to elect
negroes to office was a violation ofthe Con
stitution, the argumeut of the Spectator
was designed to show that, if this were so,
it was likewise a violation of the Constitu
tion to elect them, if it were done for the
reason that they were negroes,—the Con
stitution inhibiting any distinction on ac
count of "race, color, or previous condition
of servitude." In a word, to elect or refuse
to elect any one because he is vrtrite or
black, is a violation of the Constitution.—
Tho Whig does not deny that Cameron,
Farr, and Blair appointed two colored men
as trustees of the School Board of Richmond
because they were colored men, and we
maintain that if they appcinted them for
that reason, they violated the Constitution
they have sworn to support. The Whig,
assuming the conclusiou to be correct, says
"if the City Council of Richmond appoint
ed white men as trustees because they were
white men, they violated the Constitution
they have sworn to support." and it assorts
that they appointed them for that reason.
AYe suppose they appoiuted them for other
reasons—superior qualifications, character,
<_c. —but agree that, if they appointed them
simply for the reason that they were white
men, they violated the Constitution as much
as did Cameron, Fair, and Blair in appoint
ing two colored men simply because they
were colored men. We do not agree, ex
cept for the sake of the argumeut, that the
City Council appointed white men as trus
tees simply aud ulono because they were
white men, as the Whig asserts; but grant
ing this to be true, then so far as the in
fraction if the Constitution is concerned,
they are alike culpable ; but there is a wide
difference in the sentiments and motives
which controlled them —tho Council,
through partiality to their own superior
race, appoiuted while men; and Cameron,
Fair, aud Blair, partial to an inferior race,
appoiuted colored men. The former—
white men, —violated the Constitution that
white men might rule ; the latter—white
men—violated the Constitution that colored
men might rule ; the former, wet _ loyal to
their race—the latter, traitors to it.
No one has a right to election to office on
account of race or color, or any other con
sideration. But. if eligible, and the people
elect tbem or the authorized appointing
power appoint them to office, they have the
right to hold office thus conferred.
The object of our article, commented up
on by the Whig, was to show that, if, as
some of the Coalition press maintained, it
were a violation of the Constitution to re
fuse to elect negroes to office because they
are negroes, that it was equally a violation
ofthe Constitution to elect them because
they were negroes—that to discriminate in
favor of them was as much a violation of
the Constitution as to discriminate against
them—the Constitution inhibiting any dis
tinction on account of race, color, or previ
ous condition of servitude. This was our
proposition, aud we defy the logic of the
Whig to controvert it, and we defy Came
ron, Farr, and Blair to justify their appoint
ment of negro trustees because they were
negroes.
Sudden Death.—Died, at the late resi
dence of his disceased brother, Dr. Sager,
(who died a few weeks ago) near Dayton,
on Friday night, June 29tb, 1883, Mr. Sam
uel Sager. Mr. Sager, although he had
been in ill health for some time, died very
suddenly and unexpectedly. He retired to
bed at his usual hour and in usual health,
aud was found dead in his bed tho next
morning. It is supposed that his death was
caused from heart disease. Appropriate
funeral services were conducted by the Rev.
S. F. Sanger, and the remains of the de
parted were tenderly cared for by Mr. Jo
seph _ I. Kagey.— Bridgewater Journal.
Struck by Lightning.— The Rocking
ham Register says that ia Harrisouburg on
last Wednesday week, during the preva
lence of a thunder storm, Mr. Stansbury C.
Rohr, who was quite sick, with typhoid fe
ver, and lying in bed, was stunned, and his
mother, an aged lady, who was in another
portion of the house, was severely shocked
by lightning. No serious injury, we are
glad to say, was sustained by any of the
parties.
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The one hundred and fifth anniversary of
the massacre at Wyoming (Pa.) was cele
brated Tuesday at the old monument in
Forty Fort, near Wilkesbarre. There was
a large attendance of old settlers from all
parts of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wayne
counties.
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In Harrisonburg, on last Thursday week,
Carl Ney, a little son of B. Ney, whilst
playing with other children, fell into the
big spring, and would have been drowned,
but for the fact that C. H. Chandler hap
pened to be near and hurried to his rescue.
_ . _ _
It has been discovered that Jamison, the
hunter, who was supposed to have commit
ted suicide near Skipwith, Miss., placed the
muzzle of s gun against his side and caused
his 7-year-old boy to pull the trigger, threat
ening to kill him if he refused.
Mr. Elam has so far recovered as to be
able to walk about his room.
— STAUNTON SPECTATOE AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.—
As we have heretofore announced, says
tho Lynchburg Virginian, we think that
the platform adopted by the Ohio Democ
racy, bo far as relates to the tariff question,
is one that every Democrat in the country
should be willing to stand upon. We re
publish it for the information of our read
ers:
"We favor a tariff for revenue limited to
the necessities of a Government economical
ly administered, and so adjusted in its ap
plication as to prevent unequal burdens,
encourage productive interests at home,
and afford just compensation to labor, but
not to create or foster monopolies."
Now, what could be better than that ?
Does anybody want more revenue from a
tariff than the Government needs for its
own support, the gradual payment of the
public debt, and pensions allowed to its
soldiers? Who would have the temerity
to demand more, to serve as a corruption
fund, and to build up bloated monopolies?
And, can anybody object to having the
tariff "so adjusted in its application as to
prevent unequal burdens ?" Or, will they
say that it shall not be so adjusted as to
' 'encourage productive interests at home,
and afford just compensation to labor,"
rather than ' 'to create or foster monopolies ?''
We should like to see the man who, pre
tending to be in favor of fostering American
industry, without building up "monopolies,"
to grind labor, and crush out the liberties
of the people, would dare raise his voice
against this platform ofthe Ohio Democrats.
It seems to us that even a free-trader in
principle, appreciating the present and
prospective necessities of the Government
in the matter of revenue, could not object
to the Ohio platform; for all such should
know thatj whether they like the principle
in the abstract, or not, "protection" must
be an "incident" of our revenue system for
years and years to come; and it will be time
enough to talk about free trade when we
shall be in a condition to adopt it, without
upholding another system that is an abom
ination to the American people—that of
internal revenue. We want a tariff high
enough,—but never to the point of prohibi
tion—to defeat the constitutional end of a
tariff, —to meet all "the necessities of a
Government eco-Omically administered,"
as the Ohio platform declares, and would
blot out the whole internal revenue system
at the earliest practicable moment. That is
our position; and it ought to be the position
of every Democrat, and patriot in the coun
try-
Death of the 7th Duke of Marlbo-
Rouoa.—The Right Hon. .lohn Winston
Spencer Churchill, seventh Duke of Marl
borough, died of cardiac syncope last
Thursday. His death was very sudden.
His grace was slightly indisposed Wednes
day, but dined with his family at the usual
hour, and retired to bed usually well. Ife
was found dead on the floor of his room
Thursday morning. His features were calm.
The Baltimore Sun says he will be missed
more by the Church than the State. His
wealth and family position necessarily
forced him into political prominence, and
he was lord lieutenant of Ireland from Jan
uary 1877 to 1880, besides being lord stew
ard of the royal household in 1866 and lord
president of the council under Mr. Disraeli
from March, 1867, to December, 1868. But
it is said of him that he always subordinat
ed his interest in politics to his ecclesias
tical zeal. He was prominent in all low
church associations, and gave his money
without stint for religious and charitable
enterprises. Nevertheless, he was a hard
landlord, and ruled his tenants with a rod
of iron. His eldest son and heir, hitherto
known as the Marquis of Blandford, is a
spendthrift, and as long ago as 1875 the
late Duke was forced to begin to raise
money to pay off his son's debts.
Off to Europe.—We learn from the
Charlotlseville Chronicle that Col. C. S.
Venable and family left Charlottesville on
last Wednesday for Baltimore to take a
steamer the next day for Bremen, Germany,
and that Col. V. will locate in Stuttgart
where he will remain a year or more. Miss
Lelia Smith, of the University of Virginia,
accompanies Col. Venable and family to
Bremen, at which point she will be met by
her brother, Ur. Gessner Harrison Smith,
and thence proceed to Berlin, whero she
will remain for a year or more to perfect
herself iv the art of painting, in which she
has already attained to great proficiency.
Her brother, Mr. G. H. Smith, has been in
Berlin since last November, prosecuting
his studies in Civil Engineering. Recently
he has been appointed Vice Consul Gener
al of the United States Government at that
point.
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Smaxl-pox Stamped out in Mbrcer
County W. Va.—A letter from Dr. Bee
to Dr. McDonald, written on June 26th,
says : "There ie not a case of small-pox in
Mercer county. All infected property has
beeu condemned, valued and burnt. Some
caution is taken iv the recently scourged
neighborhood, for fear that the disease
may by some accident get another start,
but with the care that has been exercised
we feel hopeful that the trouble is over.
Clothing has been supplied to the convales
cent and nurses. The infected houses have
been cleansed and white-washed and every
thing done to rid the county of the scourge.
Confidence is restored and thiugs are mov
ing on as before the terrible scourge. The
total number of cases in the two counties
has been 125 and not quite 30 deaths.
A Man Falls and is Killf.d at the
Feet of His Wife.—ln Baltimore, on
last Tuesday night, at 8J o'clock, Mr. Hen
ry A. Didier, a well-known citizen, living
at No. 19 Read street, fell from the front
window of his bedroom, ou the third fioor,
a distance of 25 to 30 feet, to the sidowalk
below, recoiviag injuries from wliich he
died at twenty minutes after ten. Mr.
Didier had just finished taking supper, and
was in his usual health and spirits. Mrs.
Didier went out on the front steps, and was
joined by Mrs. Larus, who lives opposite.
Mr. Didier went up to his bed-chamber,
and from some cause uuknown, fell out,
and struck the pavement and was killed at
his wife's feet, who is a daughter of Hon.
Alex. R. Boteler, of Jefferson county, W.
Va.
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Fatal Sunstroke in Alleghany
county. — The Alleghany Tribune says
that Mr. Alex. Johnson, residing near Cal
laghan, in his 67th year, while plowing corn
on the 3rd inst., was overcome with heat.
He managed to get to his dwelling, where
he fell and became entirelyunconscioas and
so remained until 3 a. m. the next morning,
when he died.
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Life's Evkning Shadows Meet.—There
was a little more than the usual amount of
neighborhood gossip in West Ausrus ta last
week when it was announced that Mr. James
Cross and Mrs. Gabriel Cross were married
on the 28th ulto. The groom is a widower
and the bride a widow. Both are well up
in years, the former being in his 69th year
and the latter a few years younger. Mrs.
Cross enjoys the distinction of being the
wife of her husband's brother; and one of
her sons married a daughter of her husband.
We leave our readers to figure out the rela
tionship between the parties at their leisure, j
—Highland Recorder. |
TheDuttof thb Cohventioh.—Now
that delegates are being elected to the
coming State Democratic convention it
becomes necessary for each and every one
of these representatives of the people to
consider in what way he can best serve those
who have put their trust in him. His is
indeed a responsible task; for by one misstep
he may be hurled from the narrow road of
his duty, dragging his party with him to
destruction.
But we believe that the delegates who
are being chosen are so devoted to the cause
they uphold that no selfish motive can turn
their minds from the single great purpose
ofthe fall campaign—the rescue of our peo
pie from the dangers of Mahoneism, with
its mixed marriages, mixed schools, mixed
everything save one, and that one thing is
unmixed evil. For in Mahoneism there is
not one redeeming quality. It is evil from
top to bottom, from side to side, from be
ginning to end. It is the faith of the un
faithful. It is the creed of unbeliever* in
honesty, in whom honest men therefore
must refuse to believe. Its tenets are beld
by a faction whose sole object is plunder,
and its vile practices furnish a livelihood to
as low a gang as ever cracked a crib or han
dled a "jimmy." Alongside of its leaden the
names of Jack Sheppard and Dick Turpin
whiten by the contrast.
It is from the hands of such men that it
is the duty of the Democratic party to save
the people of Virginia. There is no debt
question now to divide Democrat from
Democrat. The tariff the currency, and
every other economical question dwindles
to nothing in comparison with the one Great
Issue—the rescue of our people
social horrors of Mahoneism. — Rich. State.
Mr. Watterson's paper is very much
pleased with the tariff resolution of the
Ohio Democratic State Convention, and j_r.
Watterson telegraphs from New York to
his paper that "the party next year can do
no better than copy it." So there need b.
no trouble in the Democratic National Con
vention of 1884 on the tariff question; for
we are quite confident that the tariff Dem
ocrats will agree to accept that resolution
as a compromise. Here it is, once more: —
"Second. We favor a tariff for revenue
limited to the necessities of a Government
economically administered, and so adjusted
in its application'as to prevent unequal
burdens, encourage productive interests at
home, and afford just compensation to la
bor, but not to create or foster monopolies."
We favor a tariff for revenue limited lo
the necessities of a Government economi
cally administered. We favor a tariff 10
adjusted in its application as to prevent un
equal burthens. Wefavoratariffsoadjusted
as to encourage productive interests at home.
We favor a larift that wijl secure just com
pensation to labor. We are opposed to any
tariff that would tend to create or foster
monopolies.
What more? Mr. Watterson is pleas.d
with the Ohio platform. So are all of us.
"Let us have peace."— Rich. Dispatch.
Should the negro get what his coalition
friends seem to claim for him—representa
tion on local school boards —he will not be
content to be ia a minority on district
boards where his race dominates at the
noils, and his demands will be conccoded
by the party in power rather than lose his
vote. When he shall have thus obtained
the power vested in a majority to reccomoud
district and county taxes to supplement
State appointments and Supervisors refuse
to make his levies, ho will take another step
forwaid, and, by tho united vote of his
race, elect Supervisors who are compliant.
Once in control of tbe school funds he will
not recognize the fact that a teacher of a
higher grade is demauded for the white
school than the colored school, or that more
money should be expended in one direction
than another. Two sets of trustees, oue
for each race, cannot be made to work har
moniously. Disagreement is inevitable.
The best declaration that the Lynchburg
Convention can put in their pi itforin touch
ing schools would be one declaring that win te
men shall control them and that they shall bo
uon-partiaan. If this will not satisfy Sa
raha, then be it understood a Convention
shall be called, and the Constitution so al
tered as to allow all moneys collected for
school purposes to be expended where col
lected.—'Warrenton Index.
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"Policy is mt Politics."—The Chica
go News has a Washington letter signed T,
C. Crawford, giving a short but pungent
biography of Boss Mahone from his infan
tile years" up to the days of his matured
beard. We refrain from reproducing it at
present because we would not so wrong our
worst foe—and the Boss is our friend, you
know—by giving place to such a fearful ar
ray of facts; but there is one thing in it
which is so truthful of his whole life—in
fict, the keynote of all his actions—that it
should not be lost. It was wben he was
engineer of the Petersburg road. One of
the directors asked him:—
"What are your politics ?"
"Politics,.h —1 I Policy is my politics,"
was the cool reply.
And this is the true character of the Boss.
He has no politics, no principles, no noth
ing, no "squeamish sentiments" about any
thing, and will halt at nothing, hesitatf at
nothing to accomplish an end, provided that
end promises him either money or power.
Oh, no, Mahone has no politics. He never
had. "Policy is my politics" has been the
key to his whole life.— Richmond State.
The Trojan horse will And difficult en
trance into the walled city of Readjustment.
Strange noises and weird sounds are heard
' emanating from his well curriei und shining
chest. His grooms look suspiciously like
those who once tried with battering ram
and catapult to shatter its walls and force
lan armed entrance. The gates are shut.—
Courier.
Possess your soul in patience. The Tro
jan horse of Democracy does not care to
enter that city. The smoke that ascendeth
from within is offensive in the nostrils of
all true Democrats. Verily, it is a walled
city, and like the whited sepulchre, read
justment is emblazoned upon the walls
without, while within is coalition with Stal
wart Republicanism, high protective tariff,
internal revenue, greed for office, lasting
after spoils, political assessments, and the
hidious form of Bossism. And the Boss
has risen up and shut the gate. Guess he
is holding a caucus and preparing his horse
leech circulars for the next campaign.—
Page Netcs.
Democratic State Convention.—The
following notice from Mr. Keiley, the chair
man of the State Executive Committee,
possesses a general interest:
Richmond, July 7, lbß3.
I have made arrangements for round-trip
tickets to the Lynchburg Convention, good
from the 2Ud to the 28th, over the following
roads at reduced rates: The Richmond and
Danville, the Virginia Midland, the Norfolk
and Western, the Richmond and Alleghany,
the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto
mac, the Chesapeake and Ohio, and the
Shenandoah Valley.
The necessary instructions will be sent to
the various agents of the respective roads.
To avoid trouble, each delegate and alter
nate should procure a certificate of his ap
pointment from the secretary or chairman
of the meeting at which he was chosen, in
order to his identification when he applies
for his ticket. A. M. Keiley,
Chairman Executive Committee.
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A Rich Man's Sad Fate.—About three
years ago Jerome W. Goodspeed, an old
Chicago publisher, left that city to attend
to mining interests in Colorado. lie was
very successfnl there, and soon accumula
ted sevt ral millions. Last January he was
ki ; led by a snow slide in the Rocky Moun
tains, and for six months his son has beeu
searching for the body. His efforts have
just been successful, the body being discov
ered by a dog that traveled with the party
about a mile west of Crested Bluffs, Col.
Mr Goodspeed was buried under two feet of
snow, and was lying frozen stiff, about 500
feet from where his footprints were last
seen. His body was well preserved, and
his features wore a calm, natural look.
The younger Mr. Goodspeed had the body
put on board a train and shipped to Chicago,
where it arrived and was buried Tuesday.
.—*—«.—• ■
Sun Stroke and Rib Bboken.—Mr.
Robert Smith, of the Winchester Gardens,
was so uulortunate last Saturday as to be
overcome by the sun whilst hauling hay in
from a field in a cart. He fell under the
whe»l and one of his ribs was broken. Dr.
Godfrey Miller rendered the requisite medi
cal aid, and tke patient is doing as well as
could be expected uuderthe ciicumstances
— Winchester News.
[From the Lynchburg Advance.]
A Hideous Sight.
;Frour our special Snake Correspondent.]
A few days since as a party of well-known
citizens were journeying along the L___ng
ton pike, about four miles from this city,
their attention was attracted to a novel
sight, that of a huge snake of the moccasin
species, which bad ascended to the highest
limb of a mulberry tree and take a posses
sion of a bird's nest, from which its nervous
head protruded contentedly, repeating its
twitching.. The venomous reptile, after
three shots by a marksman of unerring aim
and without the aid of fire-arms, was land
ed to the plane below from which it had so
recently ascended. An investigation of its
commissary department revealed the as
tounding fact that it contained one quart
and a half of mulberries; four young cat
birds; three kittens, and a Berkshire pig
about six weeks old. Several more of these
snakes are now at large in that vicinity, and
great danger is apprehended to live stock
generally, especially young Senegambians
from one to three years of age. Jonas.
Now let us hear from the Greenbrier In
dependent, the Lexington Gazette, and the
Old Commonwealth.
•— 9 *
Greenbrier Circuit Court.—This
Court, which met on the 25th of June, ad
journed Tuesday, the 3rd of July.
The following cases of public interest
were disposed of after our report closed last
week, viz:
The State against Newton Carter,
charged with Bigamy. Prisoner confessed
his guilt and was sentenced to one year's
imprisonment in the State Penitentiary.
State against James Thomas, alias James
O'Bryant, charged with Felony. Tried by
jury, found guilty and sentenced to two
years in the penitentiary,
State against Charles Gnm, charged with
Felony. Tried and acquitted.
The Commissioner's sale of the lands in
the causes of A. P. Arbuckle and others and
three other suits against Geo. H. Lewis
were not confirmed.— Greenbrier Indepen
dent.
. _» ADVERTISEMENTS.
9 93 9
TTAND- FOB IOWA WANTED.
Maj. THOS. SHUMATE has returned irom
lowa and wants to employ 100 more colored la
borers to Ws>rk lv the coal mines In lowa. He
will leave here next Thursday, the 1 .th Inst.
J y 10_1 1» t
John Wright Va. John Wright'* Adm'r.
—I shall proceed at my office, in Staunton,
on Tuesday, August 7,1883, lo take the accounts
required by decree of the circuit court for Au
gusta county, entered in this cause June 13,
1883. JOS. A. WADDELL, Com'r.
Jylo-_t
BTBAYEW.-A large BLOOD-RED COW
from the pasture lot at the old Fair
Ground. t. he lias been missing since July 3rd.
Any information in regard lo her will be
thankfully received, and a suitable reward will
be paid for her return to—
H W. L. liUMGARDNEK, Staunton, Va.
.>:_. vai.ua m_.i_
_Th.resl_.ing _M.a,c_iiiie.
I will sell. . t public auction, to the hlghes.t
bidder, in the s'ity of . taunt m, lv front of tbe
Court-house, one Hay _r_ i _ \* n Tlare ah lug
Machine, second-hand, lv good repair, on
Cburf day, July '23rd, ISB3, at 12 o'clock,
or will sell privately befor.- tbat time.
<M-Tcrnis liberal and made known on day of
saie. V. . V. WELLER.
jylo-2t Vind. copy Agent.
DO NT DISPOSE
OF YOO X
Trade Dollars
AT A. I-I -*1- OUINT.
A.. A. C'< >_*. E (Je«.ilcr) takes tbem at
par. GOLD and PILVER WATCHES, (Elgin
and Walihaui make), JEWELRY, SILVER
WARE, CLOi Ks, *c. 4c.
.*- All Goods Engraves! Free.
A A. CONE.
j> 10 li* No. 8 East Main st .Staunton, Va.
( .«»_.MI. MOWER'S N.-I.K.- By virtue of
V ' a decree entered In Use cMU.i; of Crsswfoid
vs Ptnre. I" the circuit court of Augusta,
March 31st, 1; Si, I will, on—
Saturday, the Uth day of August, 1883,
In frssnt ot the Court-house, In Wiauntun, Va.,
oil' r lor sale i its valuable tract ot land, lying
iv said coui.ty near Weyer'si avesia idq.cou
t.illl.i_ - _.-«_. 3 ■*_,«_{-. sss.sl IT fsssls's.,
'.dog ire same conveyed by deed Irom Geo. K.
*mwford and wife to Frame Pence, upon tbo
-ssllowlu. ttrius: For so much cash Iv hand
as will pay coils of suit and stile—tne residue
in three p_> lueuts. oa one. two, and three
years' time, for which the purchaser will give
bontt with approved seenritv, bearing Interest
from day of sale. CHARLES G RATTAN,
JylO-lt Commissioner.
COIHIISSIOXKR-S HALE OF VALUA
BLE CI I V PROPERTY.—By virtue of a
decree of the court of Hustings lor tbe city of
Siuun'ou. at ifs July term. 1883, In the case of
A. 0. Points v.. B. F, Polnts's Adm'r and . !s„
I will sell at public auction, lv front of the
court hssus-e in said city, that valuable x m .
properly, formerly ownedby BF. Points, e|
dec'd situated s>u Main street, in said.£_il_,
city, adjoining the Lutheran church, Masonic
Building, N. Vs'ayt si Bro., and others on—
Saturday, August 4th, 1883, at 4 o'clock, P. M.
Teems:—Costs of suit and expenses of Kale
cash—residue In one. two, and three years af
ter, and with Interest from date of sale,—pur
chaser to give bond with approved personal se
curity; title to be retained us ultimate security.
Piat ai-d den .iplloo of this property can be
seen at the office of White _ Gordon, or store
of A. G. Points, Esq. M. F. WHITE.
JylO-tds Special Commissioner.
SALE OF VALUABLE REAL E -TATE.
—Pursuant to a dcree of the Hustings
Court for the City of Staunton, in the cause of
Mealy vs. Harris, reudered on the 16th d-y of
Fedrn. ry, I&S_, as amended by decree of June
13th, 188., I will sell, at public apctlon. In iront
of tbe Court-Jii-use, on—
Saturday, the nth day of Aug. .883,
a Lot In the Northern part of Staunton, -~ »
with a good F-ame House on lt, adjoin- f
lug the lot q:i which Josepli Earrnan re- JiMjL
sides, with a liont of 38 feet, and a depth of
feet.
Tkrks:—Gash in hand to pay the cost*, of
suits, and expenses of sale, and the residue on
a credit of six twelve, and eighteen months,
from day of sale—tbe purchaser giving bouds
for said delerrtd Instalments with approved
personal Beeumy, bearing Interest from date,
and waiving ihe homestead exemption, and
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
The propert. will be started at the unset bid
or .195
juiylO tds W. A. Hudson, Com'r.
THE COI.U SUI.PHITR .PRIKOf) IN
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA.,
FOR &ALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
By virtue of a decree ofthe Circuit Court of
Rocs bridge county, rendered May 2*t_. 1881, In
the peudlug c. uses of A. D. Campbell for ..a.
vs.. 11. a. Uooilloe ,<_o., and John D. Slerrett vs.
fl. A. Goodloe, Ac, the undersigned commis
si, .j. is, lor the purpose appointed, will proceed
to bell at public auction, at Goshen Depot, on—
Wednesday, August Slh, 18S3,
that valuable property known as tbe COLO
81'LPHl'K -"I'KI. '«.., situated in Rock
bridge couptj-.sjne mile from Goshen Depot on
the* hesapeake st Ohio Railway, and contain
in*: 95 r-cn-., more or less.
This la considered very valuable property
and has been visited for many yeais by persons
afflicted witb dyspepsia and other diseases of
the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, Ac. —
Duiing tbe p. stseason lt has had as many vis
itors as could be accommodated. The . .
buildings iie sufficient for the accom- W _j
modatton of a large number of guests, MmWi
and are pleasantly located.
'___;_-:—Ten per cent, cash iv hand. 15 per
cent, at four months from Ihe day of sale, and
as to the residue of the purchase money Id
three equal Instalments, payable 12, 24, 'tend 30
mouths from the day of sale,al; of tbe deferred
payments to bear interest from the day of sale,
and to be secured by bonds with good security,
the title to be 'etained as ultimate security.
S H. LETCHER,
W. P. HOUSTON,
Commissi onets.
S. J. Campbell, Auctioneer. JylO-tds
GOSHEN HOTEL FOR SALE AT
PUBLIC AUCTION.
By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of
Rock bridge county, rendered May 20tb, 1880, in
the chancery cause therein pending of A.D.
Campbell, for, -~ vs. H. A. Goodlpe and oth
ers, the undersigned commissioners for the
purpose appointed, will proceed to sell at pub
lic auction, upon the premises, on—
Wednesday, August Bth, 1883,
at 1- o'clock. M.. that valuable HOTEL, fc—
PROPERTY situated at Goshen Depot H|
on the C. A O. Railway. ___£.
This properly is considered very valuable,
having been for a long time one of the break
fast stuiotis on tbe 0, A O. Railway, aud ex
tensively pitronlxed as a Summer resort,
Tbe biiildlnas consist ol a very large and well
arranged frame Hotel, Cottages, and the usual
outbuildings.
The tract of laud upon which the same Is sit
uated, and which will be sold as a whole or in
parcels as may be deemed best on the day of
sale, consists of upwards of SO acre**, and Is
valuable for farming purposes, building lots,
Ac. There is a valuable mineral spring upon
the premises.
A plat of the land will be extU.ted upon the
ihe day of sale.
TERM-,—Cash In band sufficient to pay tbe
costs of suit and sale, and as to tbe residue of
the purchase money upon oredlts of 1, 2, 3, and
4 years, In equal Instalments, bearing interest
from tbe day of sale, and forwhlch bonds with i
good security will be required, the title being |
retained as ultimate security. But one-third
or tne purchase money will be received in lieu .
of per-onal security, the purchaser having the
property sufflcieutly Insured to secure the bal
ance of the purchase money.
H. M. BELL. I
V.. A. ANDERSON,
8. H. LETCHER. <
W. P. HOUSTON, i
Commissioners. 1
8. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. jylO-KU
-TEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
• ♦ ♦—
The Public is requested carefully to notice the
new and enlarged Scheme to be drawn Monthly.
«J- CAPITAL PRIZE, $70,000. -».
Ticket** only ..O. Sbares 1b proportion.
Louisiana State Lottery Company.
*' We do hereby certify that we supervise the ar
rangements for all th Monthly and Semi- Annual
DruvinQn of The LouUiana State Lottery Compa
ny, and tn person manage and control the Draw
ings themselves, and that the same are conducted
with honesty, fairness, and in good faith toward
all parties, and we author-ze the Company to use
this certificate, with facsimiles of our signatures
attached, in its advertisements.
Coiniiiisalonej-i.
Incorporated In 1868 for 25 years by the Legis
lature lor Educational and Charitable purposes
—with a capital of Jl.ooo,ooo—to which a reserve
fund of $00u.OUO has since been added.
By an overwhelming popnlar vote Its fran
chise was made a part of the present State Con
stitution adopted December 2nd, A. D., 1879.
The only Lottery ever voted on and endorsed by
the people of ar-.y State.
lt never scales or postpones.
Its Grand Sin„le Number Drawing!
take |»Ih«- . Monthly.
A SPIsKXDIII OPPORTUNITY TO -TIN
A FORTUNE. EIGHTH GRAND DRAW
ING. CLASS H. AT NEW ORLEANS. TUES
DAY, AUGUST 14. 1 .(.a—ls9lU Month
ly Drawing.
CAPITA-. PRIZE, 875,000.
100,000 Ticket* ut Five Dollar* Each.
I ractlon*, in Fifth* In proportion.
1 CAPITAL PRIZE f 75,000
1 do do 25,006
1 do do 10.0U0
2 PRIZES OF J6-00 _ 12,000
5 do 2000 — 10,000
10 do 1000 __ _.... 10.000
20 do 50<> 10,000
100 do 20.. _.. 20,000
300 do 100 _ - 30.000
,100 do 50 __ _ 25.000
1000 do 25 25,000
APPBOXIMATION FRIZES.
9 Approximation Prizes of J7so_ 8,750
- 9 do do 500 4,500
9 do do 250 2,250
1967 Prizes, amounting to J265.500
Application for rates toclnbs should be made
only to the office of the Company lv New Or-
For'further Information, write clearly, giv
ing full address. Send orders by Express. Reg
istered Letter, or Money Order, addressed only
to— m. A. lIAIPHI-.
New Orleans, l.n.
or If. A. DAUPHIN.
t>o; S.YCnth St., Washington, D. C. Jylo-5t -
__.__._VD SALES.
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FARM FOR HALE PRIVATELY.-I will
sell the farm known as tbe "W. K. Wal
lace fano," near Craigsville, In Augusta Co.,
containing 353 seres, with good house tkeeta
and out-houses, new Swisher barn, B .
about one hundred acres in timber, rest JuS.
ol land In grass; close to mill, school-house,
and several churches. 2 miles of the Railroad
Depot and Post-office. First-class marble on
said land, both black and coral. For further
particulars, address— R. A. WALLACE,
febg-lf Craigsville, August! Co., Va.
PUKLK* MALE OF VALUABLE REAL
ESTATE.—By virtue of a decree of the
circuit court of Augustacounty, lv tbe cause
of Larew A Lewis vs. Marshall and als., en
tered at the March term, 1883, I will sell at
public auction, to tbe highest-bidder, on
Monday. July 23rd, 1883, (Gourt-day),
In front of the Court house, in the city of
Staunton, a tract of land, containing 112 acre t*
and So poles. 13 in-, on the Staunton and
James River Turnpike, -bout 3 miles from
Staunton. This land Is of falrquallty, lv a fair
stnte ot s-ultivAtion, moderate improvements—
can be made a good farm.
T_BM. :—Cash In band to pay costs or suit nnd
sale, and the residue on a credit of one, two,
and threeyears, with Interest from the day of
sale; taking from tbe purchaser bouds with
approved personal security, walvlnit home
stead exemption—retaining title as ultimate
security W. A. tfiUDSON,
Je26 4t Commlswlouer.
CIOW m. ._<».-_* R*_ SALE OF NORTH
. RIVER LAND.
By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of
Augusta county, at the March term, 1883, lss the
cause of Miller vs. Earhart, I will sell at pub
lic auction, on the premises, to the highest
uldder, on
Saturday, July Uth, 1883,
a tract of eighteen asd three-fourths
acre, of litn<l, owned by John Earhart, on
the East side of Norm River, adjoining the
lands of Landes, Hogshead, and others, known
S3 the " . hue tract "
T« rms of Sale:—Ten per centum or the pnr
chaae money, If that be sufficient to pay the
costs of suit and expenses of sale, cash ; if not,
enough cash to pay them. The residue upon a
credit of 6,12,18, and 21 monl hs after, with Inter
est from theday ol sale—purchasertoglvebond
with approved personal security, title to be re
tained as ultimate security.
M. F. WHITE,
jel9 It Special Commissioner.
Cio_hiissio_ers' _.__,E.-By virtue of
. a decree of the circuit court of Augusta
county, rendered on the 2nd day of June.lßß3,
(. In the cause of Alby vs. Efflnger, we will pro
ceed, on—
Saturday, the 28th day of July, 1883.
B In front of tbe Court-house of Augusta county,
. to offer for sale at public auction, the property
. situated on the North-east corner of Augusta
. and Academy streets, In Staunton.
This property consists of—
' Ist, A large and commodious dwelling- _mmt\
Q house immediately on tbe corner; and. HI
2nd, Two smaller houses, North of the a _££_l
above, fronting on Augusta street, which can
_ be used either for dwellings or stores.
All of these hoases are of btlck; well built
j and In good condition.
. Terms:— Cash in hand to pay costs of suit
r and sale, and the balance upon a credit of one,
c two. and three years—the purchaser executing
I bonds for the deferred Instalments witu ap
. rovsjd personal security, and bearing interest
from date, and title retained as ultimate secu
rity. CHARLES GRATTAN.
ALEX. H. FULTZ,
jy 3-tds Commissioners.
BI'NTEK'. .AL. Ill' .!_«_ EMU INF.
SEPARATOR.—By virtue of adeedof
if trust, executed on the 21st day ot July, 1882, by
, Daniel W. Pleckerand wife, tothe undersigned
, as trustee, lo secure the pay ment of three notes
i executed by said Plecker, payable to the Wat
ertown steam Engine Company, each for
. $250.00, and payable Ist January, 1883; Ist Jan
-1 uaiy, 1884; aud Ist January, 1885. with Interest;
and three notes executed by said Plecker, pay
-1 able to H. P. Underhlll, for 8134 00, $133.00. and
$133.00, respectively, and payable Ist January.
1883;_lst January, 1884; and Ist January. 1885,
- with Interest The undersigned as trustee
f aforsSHld, will offsr for sale. In frontof the
Court.bouse, In the city of Staunton, on
Hon day, July 23rd, 1883,
one No. 4 Watertown Steam Engine—slx-horse
f power- on wheels, and one No. 5 Russell A Co.
l Separator, complete.
, Terms:-: aso io band sufficient to pay
. amount past due on notes to Watertown Steam
- Engine Company and 11. P. Underhlll. the
1 cost ot executing this trust and of sale, and bal
ance payable Ist January, 1881, and Ist Janua
ry, 1885, In equal Instalments. Deferred pay
, mentstobe satisfactorily secured.
1 G. W. EYLER, Trustee.
N. B.—The above named Engine and Sepa
-1 rator may be sold privately before the day
ram «l, by consent of said Plecker.
j«26-tds G. 10. E.
• LAND FOR SALE.
A CHANCE FOR A B_ R.;_l_.
, The undersigned will sell a bargain In s__';
Acres of Land on tbe Shenandoah
River, three miles below McQaheysville, Rock-
I inghara county. An equal number of acres
i adjoining, ownsd by bis brother, G. W. Mauzy,
) may ne bought with lt. If tbe purchaser should
I prefer to buy 105. Instead of 52}"; acres. Tbls tract
, of 105ai-re».—the half or whole of which may be
, pure b*Bed,— 1 bounded on the East by tbe
"*heoandoHh River, and on the West by a pub
lic road which runs on the North through tne
timbered portion ot the tract.
This imid is in a . ood neighborhood—within
a mile ssf Yancey Station on theShen. Valley
R. R., and still nearer to the I ne marked out
1 for the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis
R. R., and if the connection between tne shen.
Valley and tbe Valley Railroads at Harrison
I burg should be made, that road will run quite
near aU'o.
About om-thlrd of this land Is In timber of
tne
Very Best Quality for PINE
I_TJ M BER
the pine trees being large, straight, tall, and
numeious. Besides this lumber Umber, there
Is quite a variety and sufficient quantity cf
other tirubei f<»r rails, fuel, and other purposes,
consisting of different kinds of oak, hickory,
walnut, _c.
The One lumber timber on this land could be
made to pay a considerable portion ofthe pur
chase money for the whole tract. The timbered
portion of this land could be sold any day, or
tbe lumber timber on it, if the owner so de
sired, for several lumber-men have expressed
a wish and offered to buy lt.
A Cash Purchaser can get a
BARGAIN.
It it were not so far from his land at MeGa- i
heysvlile, the undersigned would not sell it. ,
This land will be shown to parties desiring ,
to purchase by G. W. Mauzy, wbo resides on c
Cutwßun three miles south of MaGaheysvllle,
and one mile from Monte Video, his Postoffice
address.
Persons wishing to buy can call personally
upon the undersigned, or address bim as foi- i
lows:— RICHARD MAUZY.
apr,3 Staunton, Va. *
H T^T"/~V'TIT^,T7 , I Persons having busi
ly \_/ JL I_\_- Hi. ness at my Furniture
Store, In my absence, will please call on Mr.
W. D. Candler, who may be found at all times c
either in tbe shops, on the premises, or at his I
residence. Undertaking promptly attended t
to at all hours ol tbe day or night.
d-C-6-tf Y. M. BICKLE
A HAPPY jjUjfl FOR ALL'
AT STAUNTON 1 Ail.
Thursday, July IUIIK
NATHANS & CO.'S
8 GREAT CONSOLIDATED SHOWS. 8
EMBRACING
A MAGNIFICENT MENAGERIE! A MAMMOTH MUSEUM! AN ELEGANT
CIRCUS! MYRIADS OP WILD BEASTS! A WILDERNESS OF
BIRDS! AN ARMY OF MONKEYS! A SCHOOL OF TRAINED
ANIMALS! VENOMOUS REPTILES FROM INDIA!
-~- : - r ! _ %^-—
;; ' s ''*'_Sj__fl_-_ <_&. -_ :^555-; ' : s».
TBI SKEAT ELEPHANTS FROM C1YL0I!
THE PATIENT CAMELS OF EGYPT! THB PACHYDERMATA OF THE
NILE! THE LIONS FROM NUMIDIA! THE TIGERS OF BENGAL!
th ira-mii©!® mm
Of Australia, Japan, and China!
THE WEALTH OF THE CURIOSITY WORLD, GATHERED UNDER OUR
MIGHTY P^riLlOJrS!
10 BEST BAREBACK RIDERS! IO
__s_s_ _U[»j.-i.*'cvloitw _.-__.. «• __>«» Jt»» 4 m 95
IS ASTONISHING AERIAL GYMNASTS ! IS
80 LIGHTNING LOFTY TUMBLERS! V HORIZONTAL BAR EXPERTS!
5 DOUBLE AND SINGLE TRAPEZE ARTISTS. 5
8 CLEVER MERRY-MAKING CLOWS! 8
90 FIRST-CLASS PERFORMERS,
INCLUDING
DOCK-RILL'S
P EESLEdS xttEr-bH LIKbiJ-},
Making this Show the Best iv America! The Truly Wonderful
3-HEADED SONGSTRESS,
Indisputable The Greatest of all Great Creations, has just been added.
THE GREAT PUBLIC PROCESSION!
Will take place every morning at 10 o'clock, and will pass through all of the principal
streets of the towns and cities in which we have the honor of ..ppearin ..
Doors Open at 1 and _. I*. _U. Performance commences One Hour
later.
t_T TICKETS will be upon sale at OLIVIER'S BOOK STORE on the morning of
Exhibition. "Therefore avoid tbe rush at the Ticket wagon."
Special Half-fare Excursion rates on the B. & O. R. R.
Harrisonburg j July ISth.
mil I.UOI-IN I>KY UOOI-V
YOU WANT
OARPBTS, Mill, ill OIL HUH,
At Prices which Defy Competition t
CALL __.*_-
LOEB BROTHERS.
GOOT> BRUSSELS CARPET- at „ .._ 70 cts.
BETTEB BRUSSKLB CARPETS, at _ _..80 cts.. 80 cU.. $1.00.
8-PLY ALL WOOL CARPETS at _ $1.00 an.j $1.10.
BUST EXTRA SUPER CARPETS at 75 cts., to $1.00.
ALL WOOL CARPETS «t 60 to 75 cents.
WOOL AND COTTON MIXED CARPETS at 35 to 50 cents.
FIGURED COTTON CARPET- at. _ 25 to 35 cents.
STAIR CARPETS at. 25 to 75 cents.
HEMP CARPET-* at_ _.._._ _-_»— 20 to i. cents.
WHITE .MATTINGS at _ _. 15 to 35 cents.
CHECKED MATTINU . at -..._. -10 to 40 cents.
FANCY MATTINGS at 22W to 45 cents.
COCOA MATTINGS at _ 40 to 60 cents.
NAPIER MATTINGS at 40 to 50 cents.
GOOD FLOOR OIL CLOTH at 25 cents.
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS in all widths-4-4, 5-4, 64, 84, 10-4, 12-4.
TABLE <>1L CLOTH, new designs,. 5-1 and B-4 wide.
RUGS MATS, HASSOCKS, and DRUGGETS, an endless variety.
WINDOW SHADES, with Allures, 45 and 55 cents apiece.
CURTAIN LACES, a large assortment. 10, 15, to 75 cents a yard.
prices way r>owr. nv dry goods.
FANCY LAWNS al 4, 5, and 6 cents.
EXCELLENT CALICOES at 4 and 5 cents.
BF.ST CALICOES _ „ 7 cents.
BEST FANCY LAWNS _ _ at 10 cents.
FRUIT OF THE LOOM BLEACHED COTTON, 4-4 wide at 10 cent*.
LONESDALE " - al 10 cents.
ANDROSCOGGIN ' " _..at 10 oents.
BARKER . " *' _..at 10 cents.
GOOD BLEACHED COTTON . at 5 cents.
GOOD UNBLEACHED COTTON _ at 5, 6. and 8 cents.
HANDSOME GINGHAMS at 8, 9, and 10 cents.
WHITE LAWNS AND NAINSOOK CHECKB at 10 cents.
ALL l.__E_»(-_ OO _>-._. WE SELL AT YOUR OWN PRICES.
PURE TABLE LINEN _. _ _ „.at 25 cents.
RED TABLK, LINEN __~_ _ at 45 cents.
NAPKINS AND TOWELS from 80 cents to $3.00 per dozen.
COTTO-.ADES AND CASSIMERES— very low. •
WE CAB-NOT BE UNDERSOLD IN
TRUNKB, SATCTHELS, PARASOLS, FANS, UMBRELLAS, CORSETS, NECKWEAR
LACES. HAMBURG EDGINGS. HOSIERY, GLOVES. CHILDREN'S DRESSES
LADIES' LINEN DUSTERS, BED-SPREADS, FANCY GOODS, and NOTIONS.
We must selj—We will sell, and we allow no one to Undersell us,
AU we ask, IS A TKIAI.—SATISFACTION UY ABA \TEEI),
{tespectfullv,
JAMES A. TEMPLETON,!-.____. ' I_OEU 8R01..,
S. L. JACKSON, |SA-_a_-N. Cog. Main akd N_w Sis., Staokion. Va.
IJDUHBI
: COTTON & MCCUE, Agents,
Would most respectfu'ly request tbe honse
i keepers orstaunton and surrounding country
'• to call and examine tbelr specimens of
met .__. mm mr,
before purchasing elsewhere.
Weglve our special attention to tbe manu
facture el all grades—from the _ ink si- Castile
to Ihe common domestic soaps. We also call
attention to a first ,-class Condknsrd . siAPall
ol which will give entire satisfaction. Give It
atrial.
Mr. Cotton has bad a half century's experi
ence in Canada and the UDlted States, In tbls
buslnefse, and Is familiar with the Latkst
Modes for the best aud most rapid production
ol soap. Thearllele we turn out is made of pure
material, and contains no rosin, the use of
which Is strictly prohibited. We will take
good clean grease In exchange for soap. Don't
fall to call on us, next door to S. M. Wilkes's
furniture store. Yours, respectfully,
COTTON A Mc UE, Agents.
Jel9-lm Ma'u .treet. St .nnton. Va.
<).--IHIM> NEW 1
Hll.ll r. LYLE * CO.'.
IMPROVED PATENT POINTS FOR THE j
OLIfJER PLO W,
The undersigned, farmers of Augusta county, .
having used Lyle a Points lor the Oliver V. |
Plow, find they wear Iqnger. break less, and
cost less than the regular Oliver Points. We
cheerfully recommend tjiose who have not
done so to try tbem. I
Caspar K. _ek . __, Joseph B, Tiumb_k,
STEWART BOIsLISO, W. It TEBB V,
BaXTBK CRAWroKD. and many others.
These Points and our Virginia Chilled Plows,
Livingston Plows, Hill Ide Plows, and alt re
pairs for same, can always be jound on sale at
tbe __r____.r. WA-KE STORE of
FRANK AI,EX»..nKB _fc CO..
STAUNTON, VA.
We want one reliable, live man or firm at ■■
each town or business place to handle onr j
Plows and Plow Kfpalrs Write lor prices,
terms, 4c, to HUGH F. LYLE A CO.,
Vesuvius, Va.,
jyS-Sm on Sben. Valley Railroad. I
TAISSOI.I.TION OF PARTNERSHIP.
Tbe partnership heretofore existing under
i the Arm, name and style of Shomo A Bis.k_l
mo nufacturersof Saab, Doors. Blinds, Brack -
; ets. Mouldings, Ar., and dealers In Lumber, is
i this day dissolved by mutual consent. All
dents due said firm will be collected and re
. celpied for, and ill liot>llltjeac discharged by
Taylor Blesell who will coitlnue the business
;> in his name. AH persons Indebted to said
firm are requested to call nnd settle same.
H. J. SHOMO,
, _ TAYLOR BISSELL.
Staunton, Va., Nov. 1, '82.
In retiring from the above named business I
respectlully solicit a continuance ot thepatron
age heretofore extended to tbe above Arm to
I my successor. H. J. SHOMO. .
Thankful for the patronage heretofore ex
tended, I desire a continuance ol same, guar
anteeing promptness and sailsfaetlon Id all
my work TAYLOR BISSELL.
' tayj.or"~bihskl,l,
BABH, DOOR, AND BLIND
; FACTORY.
1 LUMBER, FLOORING, SIDING, MOULD
; INGB, BRACKETS, Ac., 4c, FOB SALE.
«a- All kinds of Shop Work done to order
promptly. decl2 fe2 - tf
LIVERYT LAD,, SfE^EEMR>.
Wishing FIRST-CLASS
BUGGIES,
HACKS, and
J?H_3E-XO_Vs,
can be accommodated, at all times, by calling
on 8. T, THORNBURG *
, Telephone connection! Augusta 8t
! Je. Staunton. Va
Stauhtoh, Va.. July 3rd, lags
THE ANNUAL -lEETINM of tbe Stock
holders of THE VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE
ASSOCIATION OF VA. will be beld at the of
fice of said Association, on TUESDAY July
17th, 1883, at eleven o'clock. A. M. -
Jy3-3l C. L. <_ POKE, Secretary.
ISKOLITION OF PARTNlTitsiiiipZ
The partnership of Sam'l 11. Arnall and
Charles Brooks, nnder the firm name or Arnall
A Brooks, In baling hay, has been dis-r lved by
mutual consent. S.M'L H. ARNALL
. June 21st, 1883. CHARLES BROOKS
Je2_-3t«

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