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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1883.
Local Departments
Hon. John Paul and wife have returned from
their recent trip to California.
Miss Lina McClure Is on a visit to the family
of Judge Bird at Woodstock.
Col. Bolivar Christian will go to Europe next
Thursday In the steamship Servfa, the same In
which Col. J. H. Skinner will go.
Father Ryan, the Southern poet priest, by
invitation, delivered his lectufe on "Ideals" In
Wytheville last Wednesday night.
Jasper Hawse, late Superintendent of Schools
iv Rockingham, Is engaged In making a sur
vey of the Hollingsworth lands in this county-
Gen. John B. Gordon having resigned the
Presidency of the Georgia Paciflc Railroad,
Maj. John W. Johnston has been elected his
Mrs. Mary W. Slaughler, wife of Dr. Charles
Slaughter, and only daughter of Col. RFT. W.
Duke, of Charlottesville, died at her residence
in Lynchburg last Thursday morning at 6
Prof. Charles E. Young, of Kentuoky, is on a
visit here to relatives and friends. He Is the
picture of good health, and receives the greet
ings and congratulations of bis many warm
friends here.
Mr. James A. Bickle, a native of this place,
but who has been a resident printer in Wythe
ville for 30 years, has received the appoint
ment of Tipstaff of the Court of Appeals at
In Harrisonburg, on Saturday week, by the
discharge of a piistol he was handling, Mr.
Tbeo. M. Rohr, of the firm of Rohr Bros., had
the bone split fn the end of the index finger of
the left hand.
Rev. A. E. Dickenson, D. D., one of the edi
tors of the Religious Herald, preached an able
and Interesting sermon, last Sunday morning,
in the Baptist church of this city. He alsoad
dressd the Sunday school in the morning.
The many friends of Capt. T. J. Crowder will
be gratified to learn that he is now convales
cent and able to be about. He is rapidly re
covering from the ill effects produced by his
recent illness from inflammatory rheumatism.
Rev. O. F. Laird will be Installed Pastor of
Mt. Horeb church in this county on the 28th,
Saturday. RevH. A. H. Hamilton and F. S.
Railey are appointed to officiate on the oci*a
sion, with Revs. F. McCutchah and W. T. Price,
Dr. Thos. F. Scott, the oldest and one of the
most prominent physicians of Petersburg, died
Wednesday morning, aged 80 years. Deceased
was a nephew of Gen. Wlnfleld Scott and an
uncle of Gen. P. B. Starke. He was a member
ol the Virginia Medical Association.
Mrs. Ann Reynolds, widow of the late John
ston Reynolds, of Lewisburg, W. Va„ aged 80
years, died last week in Washington City,
whither she went a few weeks since to live
with her niece, Mrs. 8. A. Symme, who has
taken care of her for the last 15 years.
We are plei-.sed to be able to state that W. C.
Elam, of the Richmond Whig, has so far re
covered from the wouud received in his re
cent duel with R. F. Beirne, of the Richmond
Stale, as to have been art. to return on last
Thursday to his home in Louisa county.
Rev. G. B. Strickler, D. D., having been grant
ed by his cougregation at Atlanta, Ga„ a vaca
tion of six weeks, ou account cf want of health,
,1s now, with his family, at. Mr. Hugh Guthrie's,
near Tinkling Spring. There is some talk of
his being called to All the chair at Hampden-
Sldney College, lately vacated by Rev. Dr.
Prof F. R. Webb, of the Conservatory of Mu
sic, Lima, Ohio, will have charge next session
of the Music Department of the Virginia Fe
male Institute of this city, of which Mts. Gen.
J. E. B Stuart Is Principal. He is a competent
teacher In all departments of music, and his
course of instruction is lull and his stmdard
very high.
Mr. B. F. Fifer, Flour Inspector of this city,
has been on a visit to his relatives in Mt. Craw
ford, his native town. The Mt. Crawford cor
respondent of the Register says:—"Ben. is one
of the best judges of flour in the State, a capi
tal fellow, and we welcome him with pleasure
to the home of his youth." It is now in order
for '-Ben." to make his conge.
Rev. John A. Preston will remove this week
from Franklin, Pendleton county, W. Va„ to
the Presbyterian manse at Tinkling Spring.
He will be installed Pastor of that church on
Saturday, the llto of August. Rev. James
Murray will preach the sermon, and Revs. Al
exander Sprunt and Frauk Games will pro
pound the usual questions to the Pastor and
Mrs. Boiling R. Swoope, nee Withrow, whose
home for some years has been at Lake Malt
land, Orange county, Fia„ arrived at Waynes
boro', the place of her nativity, last Thursday.
She has but recently recovered from a severe
spell of fever. It is hoped that the eievatiou
of Waynesboro' above the sea, and the pure,
fresh breezes that sweep over lt from the moun
tains, will soon restore her to vigorous health.
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Demornell's Iteterruination.
And it is a good quality for luck at lottery.
At 10 o'clock A. M. on Wednesday, June 13th,
the day after the 157 th Monthly and the June
Semi-Annual Grand Drawing of The Louisi
ana State Lottery, Mr. Jas. Demoruelle (of
Demoruelle A Cusachs, dealers In buiidlng ma
terials) presented also at the Company's ofHce
one-half of ticket No. 23,131, which had won
the first, capital prize of .150,000, and was
promptly paid in full. He is 33 years of age,
and has been in business since he was 22 years
old. He has been industrious, and has been at
the head of three different Arms, succeeding in
earning a comiortable Income. He, his father,
and grandfather were all born in New Orleans,
and is one of the oldest Creole families, de
scendants of Dv Vernay, one of the pioneers of
the colony founded by Bienville.—_Rt_> Orleans
Picayune. June 17.
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A Good Ex __.___.—We observe that in Jef
ferson county, W. Va., the assessment of the
county levy is published for three successive
weeks in all the papers published in that
county, making nearly two columns of small
type. Every item of county expense is pub
lished, even those as small as one djollar. This
Is as lt should be, for then the people can know
exactly what becomes of their money, and, ac
they have it to pay, they have a right to know,
and should demand that they be allowed the
opportunity to know—they are the masters,
and the officials are their servants, and cer"
tainly the masters Bhould know what use their
servants are making of their money. In this
regard, the officials of this county have been
remiss in their duty to the people.
Knights of L__ob.—The following are the
officers, elected for the present term, of the
Staunton Lodge of the "Knights of Labor,'
recently organized: Master Workman, Benj.
M. Smith; Worthy Foreman, Charles Lee;
Venerable Sage, W. J. McCall ey; Recording
Scribe, O. E. Smith; Financial Scribe, J. J.
Prufer; Wor hy Treasurer, Charles B. Stone
burner; Statistician. E. Mahoney ; Unknown
Knight. H. Z. Parrent: Inspector, M. F. Peter
flsh; Inner Esquire, A. Laurlot; Outer Es
quire, A. Rohr; Judge, W. P. Jones; Judge
Advocate, Jos. Valentine; Clerk, G. H. Stein
buck ; Corresponding Delegate, J. J. Prufer.
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To banish contagion from garments and
linen, disinfect with Glenn's SulniinrSoi-p.
Pike's Toothache Drops cure in one
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Struck by Lightning.—The Parnassus cor
respondent of the Valley Virginian says that,
on Friday week, "during a heavy thunder
storm, the stable of Mr. D. H. Driver, in the
village, was struck by lightning. The bolt
struck the comb of the roof, divided and passed
down each side, doing no damage save spitting
and splintering the timber in its track. Mr.
Wm. H. Hanger's horse was in the stable at
the time, but was uninjured. Mr. Chas. Dona
gheandMr. Driver, who were in a shop close
by, were shocked by the stroke, the former
gentleman very severely."
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When the organs of secretion become inac
tive by reason of a cold or other cause, the in
flammatory material should be removed and
healthy action restored. Ayer's Pills accom
plish this quickly, safely, and surely. Much
serioussickness and suffering might be prevent
ed by promptly correcting such derangements
Which often develop injo settled disease.
The officers and teachers of the Baptist Sun
t_y£. _° o1 will "excurt" to Variety Springs on
'ne 25th Instant.— Charlottesville Clironicle.
We Sunday school scholars will
accompany the "officers and teachers."
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Bear i Q mind that ThornDurg's is the plaoe to
gei nice ouggies and horses, hacks, Ac. |e22-t
Deserved Promotion.
We are pleased to see from Southern papers
that our former popular citizen, Mr. W. A.
Turk, has been promoted to General Freight
and Passenger Agent of the North Carolina
Western Railroad. Before leaving Atlanta'
where his former headquarters were, he was
the recipient of a testimonial of regard from
his fellow-officers, which the following corres
pondence explains:
Atlanta, Ga., June 25th, 18S3.
W. A. Turk, Esq., Atlanta, Ga.:
Dear Sir,—l .ease permit the undersigned, as
a slight token of respect and esteem, to present
to you the accompanying souvenir, and with
it the assurance of I heir high appreciation of
yourself as a gentleman and an officer. Dur
ing the short time we have been associated
with you, it has been our pleasure to be very
often thrown together, and lt is exceedingly
gratifying to us to bear testimony that while
in the discharge of your duty you bave been
just and rigid; yet, the genial smile always on
your countenance, and your general urbanity
of manners, have made it a pleasure to all who
chanced to be thrown with you in business.
In presenting you with this slight token of re
spect. It la not intended to anticipate either
your physical frailty or the approach of de
clining years, but it is our sincere wish that
for long years to come the buoyancy of your
spirits and the elasticity of your step may re
main unimpaired and your shadov/ never
grow less. You will thereforo please accept
this emblem, an appropriately carved staff or
cane which was the support of the patriarchs of
old, alike, through youth and old age, and in
now modern times, when held by a hand like
yours, has ever been a terror to evil doers.
Accept it, use it as you think best on all occa
sions, and bear us in memory wherever you
may go. Wishing you all success in your new
field, we are, truly your friends,
Alex. S. Thweatt,
Aech. Okme,
C. E. Sergeant,
m. R. Powers.
N. C. Beale,
Atlanta, Ga., June 26th, 1883.
Messrs. Alexander S. Thwenlt, Arch. Orme, C. _7.
Sergeant, M. R. Powei s, N. C, Beale :
Gentlemen,—l am this morning in receipt of
your most compllimentary communication of
yesterday, accompanied by the very handsome
souvenir your kindly feeling and friendly es
teem has caused to tender to so so unworthy
a peison as myself. My social and business
relations with you have been of short duration,
but at the same time of the most Intimate
character. Coming among you a stranger less
than a year ago, I have felt and trust I appre
ciate the strong support you have at all times
so generously accorded me in your friensdhlp
and confidence. I bave endeavored to dis
charge my official duty toward you justly with
whatever of nblllty I may possess. Socially, I
have utterly failed In reciprocating the numer
oas courtesies tendered me by you from time
to time.
This last act of kindness is greater thau I
could bear were it not for the fact tbat your
friendship assumes a two-fold character and'
places in my hand a strong support. In con
clusion, gentlemen, allow me to offer you, In
dividually and collectively, my sincere thanks,
and astureyouof the hig.i personal regard I
entertain for you. I wish you all abundant
good luck, and sincereiy assure you on this
"stick" I am "stuck." Your frieud,
w. A. Tukk.
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Letter from Fairfield.
Fairfield, July 13th, 1883.
Editor Spectator:— l have not given you any
items of interest from our village for some
Rev. Thos. Brlley passed through our neigh
borhood a few days ago ou his way to Balti
more to place himself under care of a physi
cian there. He has been heard from since. He
seems very confident tbat a permanent cure
will be effected.
It will no doubt be interesting to the many
friends of Prof. W. E. Burnett to know that he
has reached his destination In safety. He ex
pects to take position as assistant teacher of
the music department of Marvin College in
Waxahachle, Texas.
The people of our neighborhood are about
through with their wheat harvest and some
are beginning to thresh. A good deal of anx
iety was felt in regard to the weather, but the
clouds have lifted and the people are busy get
ling their grain in.
On Friday morning, the 6th of this month,
Mrs. Margaret Lilley, of this place, departed
this life. She was an exemplary Christian —a
member or the Methodist church for forty
years. She was loved and respected by all who
know her. She died, as she had lived, iv the
fear ol God and in hope of a glorious eternity.
Her funeral was preached by the writer, and
her remains were interred at Mrs. Alexander's
to await the resurrection of the just.
Truly, H.D B.
It Is stated that there is now living near
Boydton, Mecklenburg county, a colored wo
man, now in her hundredth year, who has
never taken a dose ot medicine of any kind in
at! her life. She is hale and hearty, and seems
likely to live quite a number of years longer.—
Petersburg Index-Aj>peal.
Which was the cause, and which the effect?
Has she "nftyer taken a dose of medicine of
any kind in all her life," and lives she still at
such an old age because she has been "hale
and hearty ;" or is she "hale and hearty, and
seems likely to live quite a number of years
longer," because she has "never taken a dose
of medicine of any kind in all her life ?''
Respectfully referred to Dr. Jone ~ Editor of
the Waynesboro' Messenger.
The track ou the Valley Railroad has been
laid as far as two miles beyond Greenville,
fourteen miles from Staunton. This work has
been much slower than was anticipated, from
the fact, as lt is undeistood, tbat the iron is
takea fiom the Metropolitan branch of theßal
timore and Ohio road, and as the traffic on that
part of the line cannot be interfered with, it
must necessarily be taken up io short sections.
The rails are, however, of very good material,
although somewhat lighter than those which
replace them on the old road. This is a piece
of economy suggested by the fact that th c traf
fic and travel over the Lexington branch will
be comparatively light.
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Suit for Damages for Railroad Acci
dents.—As counsel for the plaintiffs named
H. St. Geo. Tucker, Esq., has brought suit in
Bath county against the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railroad in the following cases: $10,000 dam
ages for causing the death of Em met t W. D.
Hogshead, at the Millboro'disaster, Christmas ;
$10,000 damages for causing the death of L. L.
Loving, of Nelson county, in the same disas
ter; and in Alleghany county, he has brought
suit against the same company for $25,0U0 for
causing the loss of a leg by Charles A. .Maha
ney, brakeman, at Backbone In that county.
Death of Maj. Geokge F. Norton, of
Richmond.—This worthy gentleman died
somewhat suddenly at his home In Richmond
on last Thursday moruing, though hehad been
in delicate health for some time. He was well
known to many of our citizens, having spent
several months here a year or two ago. He was
a nephew of Dr. Fisher, and a cousin of John
M. and Maj. Kinney, of this city, and also of
Mr. Henry Harrison, of Augusta county.
Maj. Norton was one of the bravest and most
devoted soldiers in the Confederate army, and
was loved and admired by all who knew him.
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SI. O. O. F.—The following are the officers of
Staunton Lodge, No. 45,1. O. O. F., for the pres
ent term, who have recently been installed:—
C. L. Weller, Noble Grand; R. H. Meeks, Vice
Grand; N. M. Varner, Sec; Newton Argen
brlght, Fin. Sec.; W. M. Simpson, Treas.; I. J.
Hoover, Chap.; David Buclier, Warden , W. C.
Straughan, Conductor; J. W. Ailor, R. S. to N.
G.; C. C. Wheat, L. S. to N. G ; Dr. J. W. Har
ris, R. S. to V. J. W. Teabo, L. 8. to V. G ;
George Fisher, R. S. S., James Wehn, L. S. S.;
G. W. Hewitt, I. G.; J. W. Forbish, O. G.
Suicide in Lexington, Va.—A Lexington
correspondent, "J. C. W.," of th 6 Lunchburg
Virginian says that a case of supposed suicide
occurred in Lexington at 4 o'clock last Thurs
day morning. Tbat correspondent says: "i\fr.
Chas. Pettigrew, son of Matt. Pettlgrew, a
prominent merchant and citizen, aged about
twenty-six years, killed himself. He used
morphine. This is the second case of the kind
within a few mouths. The community seems
very much depressed."
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Ex-Surgeon-General Hammond is to grapple
with the Woman Question in the next num
ber of the North Amerrican Review. He will
undertake to show that woman is unfitted for
equal participation with men In public affairs
not only by her smaller brain capacity, but al
so by the peculiarities of her nervous organi
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The colored Editorß convention which met
in St. Louis last week adopted a resolution in
favor of mixed schools. The colored people are
contemplating the establishment of mixed
schools, and when this end shall be attained
they will advocate mixed marriages.
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Take Ayer's Pills for all the purposes of a
purgative, for Constipation, Indigestion, Head
ache, and Liver Complaint. By universal ac
cord, they are the best of all purgatives for
family use.
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The Highland Recorder will make its appear
ance next Saturday in a new typograpical
dress. We pay our congratulations in advance
and there is notnlug that an editor appreciates
more than advance payments.
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*Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
is daily working wonderful cures in female
The Trial of Maggie Greaver.
In consequence of the great number of wit
nesses, their examination and cross-examina
tion, and impeaching testimony and rebuttal,
the testimony was not concluded till uoon on
Saturday last. Ia the afternoon of that day,
the argument was opened by Ed. Echols, the
city Attorney, who spoke for about an hour
and a quarter, giving the chain of circumstan
tial evidence which he maintained with ear
nestness proved the piisoner, Maggie Greaver,
to be guilty of the charge of having attempted
to poison Florence Merideth with poisoned
c-Udy sent to her through the mail ia a box to
her address.
When Mr. Echols had concluded his opening
argumeut, W. E. Craig, one of the three coun
sel in behali of the prisoner, commenced the
argument iv the defense, confining himself
chifley, In the limited time allowed him that
aflernoon, to the testimony concerning the
handwriting and the alleged admission of the
prisoner that she had written the name of
Florence Merideth on the envelope found In her
trunk. Wheu he had finished that branch of
his argument, the Court adjourned to Monday
morning—tbe Judge forbidding the jury to at
tend church on Sunday.as theminlsters might
make some reference to the trial in their ser
Wheu the Court was opened at 9 o'clock yes
terday morning, Mr. Craig resumed his argu
ment, which he coucluded at 10 o'clock.
Judge J. H. McCae then commenced his ar
gument and spoke from 10 to 1 o'clock—the
hour for recess—without concluding. When
the Court met.agaln at 3 o'clook, he resumed
his argument, and concluded at 4 o'clock.
Capt. Jas. Bumgardner, tho last speaker m
the defense ofthe prisoner, commenced his ar
gument at 4, and concluded**- 63_o'elo ck, when
the Court adjourned to meet again this morn
ing, when the final argument on this case will
be made by sVIr. Echols on behalf of the Com
monwealth, and the case be submitted to the
The Counsel for the prisoner have labored
faithfully 1 n her defense, and have made in
genious and able speeches. They have been in
dustrious and persistent. In the examination au
cross-examination of witnesses, and in the ar
guments have used the testimony to the best
advantage in behalf of the prisoner. These ar
guments will be replied to by the City Attor
ney, who has given the case a thorough exam
ination, and will faithfully perform the ardu
ous duty imposed upon him by his office.
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Perjnry "most loul »u«l damnable."
If the f_tte of Ananias andSapphlra were vis
ited upon persons at this day, what a slaugh
ter would have occurred in the Court-house
last week duriug the examination of witnesses
in the trial of Maggie Greaver! Such a spec
tacle was never exhibited there before, and, It
Is hoped, will never beagaln. It had the effect,
no doubt, of confirming the faith of the believ
ers In the doctrine of "total depravity." The
strongest nerves were shocked, and the stout
est hearts were appalled, at the great audacity
with which perjury, unconcealed, and "most
foul and damnable," was committed, and the
spectators and auditors were not only amazed,
but disgusted to an inexpressible degree, and
the Judge upon the Bench expressed a palpa
ble truth when he said that half of the testi
mony was "lies." If Justice could reach the
guilty parties, and the law against the crime
of perjury be enforced and its penalties inflict
ed, there would be a considerable addition to
the Inmates of the State prison.
The safety of the community requires that
the law against perjury should be promptly
and rigidly enforced. It is time that examples
were made of some. If bribed and perjure'!
witnesses shall go unpunished, there is no se
curity for the character of any man or womi-.n
in the community. A wicked and malic-locs
person will it lv hlB posver to ruin Ihe
character of any man or woman, and the grat
ification of his hellish revenge will net cost
him more than a trifling sum. The demand of
the hour is, the conviction and pu-aishmeat of
some perjured witnesses. A few examples of
this kind would have a most salutary effect.
Character is of more value than proper
ty, or even life itself, and yet there is no pro
tection to character, if malicious and revenge
ful persons shall have it within their po.ver.
through the agency of bribe _ and perjured wit
nesses, to destroy it. The character of the best
man or ttie purest woman may be blasted with
Impunity. No family would be safe. The per
jurer is more dangerous than the robber or in
cendiary, because he may destroy what Ir more
valuable than property; and he will be tempt
ed lo do it, so long &3 he can do so with imps ■
nlty, and receive his reward, either in the grat
ification of what he may consider a "sweet re
venge" or the reception ofthe price of his per
jury—the "thirty pieces of silver." As there
Is no probability that such perjurers will, like
Judas, hang themselves, the Commonwealth
should lay its heavy ha ;d upon them and put
them in the penitentiary—the proper place for
them. We repent, the demand ot the hour Is,
the trial, conviction, aud punishment of per
jurers The safety of the com munity demands
it. Let it be done.
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ScriiiMiiin il'.i-liii. by Key. J.E.Booker.
On Sunday of last week, Rev. J. E. Booker,
Pastor of the Second Presbyterian church,
pr'cached to his congregation a sermon on du
eling, based upon the Sixth Commandment—
"Thou shalt not kill"—which, by request, he
repeated last Sunday evening at the monthly
union meeting held in the First Presbyterian
church. He prefaced his argument against,
dueling hy saying that life was the gift of God f
and tbat none but God had the right to take it
away. Dueling, he maintained, was murder,
cold-blooded, heartless murder—itwasa double
crime, worse than murder, for it was both
murder and suicide. It was not a remedy for
the injury inflicted. If a man's veracity were
impugne ~ a thousand duels coutd not determ
ine the question in is ne. It was not proof of
courage, ror cowards, as well as brave men,
fight duels, and, he believed, ihe msjority of
the best and bravest men would decline to do
so; and he might have added, that, in so do
ing, they would evince the possession of that
highest an.l truest courage which enables a
man to bear the imputation of the want of
The remedy for dueling was not to be found
behind the sacred desk. Ministers might
strike the bell, sound the alarm, but the peo
ple must put out the fire. The remedy can be
found only in pubiicopiniou—in sound,healthy
public sentiment, that will regard dueling as
in the highest degree criminal. He believed
that public opinion was now against dueling,
and that all that was needed was a proper ex
pression and exhibition of it.
We do not attempt a report, but only give
this brief sketch that onr readers may iearn
the drift of the ideas he forcibly presented.
A Caution to Ministers.—lt would seem
that Monterey is not a safe place for ministers
to visit. The last Highland Recorder says:
"We have had a variety of theological talent
in our midst this week.
Rev. G. T. D. Collins, of Pond Gap,, Augusta
county, is a small man with a large head and
heart. He is a revivalist. Emotional of na
ture, filled with the power of Jehovah, earnest,
pathetic, appealing, ready of speech, his dis
courses breathing of the spirit of the living
God, sinners tremble lv his presence.
Rev. C. L. Torreyson has charge of the flocks
in Crabbo ! tom. He Bpeabs Earnestly, argu
meutatively, forcibly, convincingly. Wheu be
warms up on his su eject, the fire of holy zeal
burns upon his brow, aud in thuuder Inn es the
word" of life fall from his lips, strengthening
the christian's faith aod hope and admonish
ing the ungodly to flee ihe wrath to come.
Rev. J. C. Dice, P. E., is like the deep flowing
stream which ever moves calmly and peaceful
ly onward. He Is a good man of God, able, full
of zsal and the Holy Ghost. Everybody loves
him aud is glad when he comes around.
* Last but not least, we write down the Rev.
C. A. Joyce, the beloved pastor of the ;M. E.
Church South at this place. Firm, resolute in
cisive, his sermons are a power for good. He
is always warmly welcomed here."
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Extracts from the Press.
The following extracts from the press show
the standing of Durang's Rheumatic Remedy:
Maryland is lull of people who have been
cured ol rheumatism by Durang's Rheumatic
Remedy.— Baltimore Sun,
No medicine is more used for rheumatism
than Durang's Rheumatic Remedy. Our doc
tors prescribe it, and it nevw fails to do tbe
work.— Watertown {N. _".) Times and Reformer.
It cures rheumatism when everything else
fails.— Nashville {Term.) American.
Durang's Rheunratie Remedy has been ad
vertised in . his city for several years, and stands
high.— Cumberland {Md. ) News.
It Is a positive cure for rheumatism.— Atlanta
(G-t.) Constitution.
Some of our best citizens have used it with
great success.— Richmond {Va.) Whig.
Sold by every Druggist In Staunton, and by
Druggists everywhere. Send for Iree pamphlet
to R. K. Helphenstlne, Druggist, Washington,
D. P nov7-Bmoe*
From the Charlottesville Chronicle.
A Plucky "Woman—Native of Albe
marle. —A friend, who once recited in our
presence the lines given below, has, at our
request, furnished them to us for publica
tion, with some interesting incidents in
the life of the writer who, was _ native of
Albemarle couuty, bearing the name of one
of our best families. When she was very
young her parents removed to Kentucky.
There are probably many living iv her na
tive county who will recognize the initials,
"ML W. M., of Kentucky," as recalling one
who, in her latter visits to her relatives in
this vicinity, left au impression of intel
lectual brilliancy unequalled among her co
temporary belles. On reaching woman's
estate, she was married to a Mr. 8., after
wards a Colonel in the Confederate army.
The following circumstance was the oc
casion of her writing the lines. Her hus
band being at home, tho Federals heard of
it, and sent a body of troops to .arrest him.
He heard of their approach and left, but
unfortunately told his wife whore he was
goiug. W r hen the soldiers arrived they
asked for Col. B. She told them he had
gone. Then they asked if she knew where
he was. She replied that she did. Ou her
refusal to div;ulge his whereabouts, they
presented their pistols to her head, threat
ening to blow her brains out. Her quiet
reply was "Shoot ifyou will, I will not tell
you." With fiendish cruelty they tied her
to the bed, and thrust their bayonets into
her flesh. But she, calling her little child
to her side, aud catching in her hand the
blood as it dripped from the wounds, pour
ed it upon his head, and calling him by
name, she said, "My son, in thy mother's
blood I baptize thee into the army of the
Confederacy, thi re a true and loyal soldier,
manfully to fight until death." Then
turning to her tormenters she quietly said,
"Now judge if I will tell you." Awel by
her perfect courage they left her.
But iv her neighborhood there lived a
man, Tuck by uame, a Union man and a
"Fireside." AYhen ho heardof the circum
stance, he remarked, "They served her
right; when a woman puts herself iv the
place of a man she should be treated as a
man.'" To this Mrs. B. replied as follows :
"lam sorry my c induct, has had the l!l-luck
To call forth the eeiuure of gallant joung
Who boldly maintains i.hat his cause id right
Against every foe—who refuses to fight!
I never have ventured *.ri masculine ground,
'Twas seated beside in/ own hearth I was
But you Eeem to think, or so I understand,
Iv such times as these that's the place for a
If such are your sentiments, all men may see
Your practice and theory nicely agree.
For who'd think of placing In front of a gun
A Tuck— that a needle u.ight easily run.
Well! devot3 to the Federals your wonderful
God forbid we should see, wben the battle
cloud lowers,
Such a Tuck ou the skirts of an army of ouis!
For even your friends whisper slyly about
That your State, like a dress rather short,
without doubt
Would be greatly Improved were the Tucks ta
ken out!
The New York Times says that the Re
publican State Convention of Pennsylva
nia, which was called for the 11th inst., at
Harrisburg, was intend .d to "dethrone the
bosses," and declare the indipendence of
the people. A good many of the delegates
were men who refused to vote for the ma
chine candidates set up by Cameron last
year, aud it was understood in advance of
the assemblihg of the Convention, that
every delegate was to vote as it should please
himself to do. This is something indeed,
for the old boss ridden State of Pennsylva
nia. And now for Virginia! Let us not
begin where Pennsylvania and New York,
end; but rather profit by their long experi
ence, and our own shorter one, of the evils
of bossism in politics.— Lynchburg Virgin
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Valley Assembly.—The Shenandoah
Valley (S. S.) Assembly will hold its ses
sions at its grounds, near Mt. Jackson, V. ..
ia Aagust. Two special excursions will *..
run by the B. & O. P. P., the first on Teiu
poranco Day, Saturday, August Uth; the
second on Tuesday, August 14th—Chil
dren's Day. It is announced that the Hon.
Neal Dow, of Maine, will be the orator on
Temperance Day. State Superintendent
R. R. Farr will probably deliver an ad.lress
on education, Thursday, August 6th—Edu
cational Day. It is designed to publish a
newspaper daily during the meeting, to
contain the proceedings of each day. It
will be a large daily, and known as the
"Shenandoah Valley Assembly Journal."—
Shen. Valley.
A North Carolina girl had her hand com
pletely severed from the arm by an axe.
The physician, not being in a condition to
amputate the arm above the wrist, replaced
the hand, securing it with silver stitches
and adhesive plaster, and having bound
both arm aud hand to a broad splint, order
ed them to be kept warm with hot flannel
cloth. The third day pulsation could be
plainly felt in tho hand, which had also
changed its color. Says the physician in
charge: "I removed the sutures on the
fourteenth day, and afterward sho carried
the hand in a sling, and is now—three
months after the accident—able to extend
the fingers and grasp with nearly her usual
A Very Romantic Story.— Brooklyn,
N. V., July 13.—Emily Jackson, the young
lady who tried to commit suicide by tak
ing red oxide of mercury in a fit of de
spondency, and who was sent lo jail to
await trial for her act, was married at the
jaii to George Lecomb, the lover for whom
she had been pining, and was then dis
charged from custody. The ceremony was
performed by Chaplain Bass, who states
that the girl, who is only 17 years old and
prepossessing in appearance, had almost
been forced by her paronts, who reside at
St. Thomas, to marry a wealthy Cuban,
aged 00 years.
The Mahoneites presist in ascribing to
themselves the credit of reducing tho rate
of taxation, when everybody, even the few
Mahoneites who know anything, must know
that the reduction in the tax rate was a
democratic measure, introduced for the es
pecial purpose of lessening the amount at
the disposal of the reckless and rapacious
crew who now control the State Treasury,
and that the Mahoneites at first opposed
the reduction, and were only forced to sup
port it at last by the fear of tha con sequen
ces of their opposition.— Alex. Gazette.
Serious Accident.—As Mr. Samuel Si
mmers was leaving Trinity Church, in this
county, on Sunday last, his wagon over
turned iv front of Horeb meeting-house.
His wife and daughter received slight inju
ries, whiie a son of Samuel Showalter, aged
about nine years, had his thigh broken.
Mr Summers escaped unhurt. Th. horses
became detached, but were stopped before
doing further harm.— Rockingham Regis
ter, JnlyWh.
A Dangekous Preacher. —In Coryell
county, Texas, a few days ago, Rev. Mr.
Singleton and his neighbor, N. M. Moore,
had a quarrel over some trifling matter,
whereupon Singleton drew a revolver aud
shot Moore three times, one ball entering
his arm, another his hand and a third his
back. It is thought tho latter wound will
prove fatal.
. ,_ .
An Executive the tool of a Boss—a Leg
islature bound before they meet by a de
grading pledge prepared by a Boss—an ar
my of State and Federal officials whose ten
ure of office depeuds upon their subservien
cy to a Boss —and last, but worst of all, a
Judiciary so debased as to issue orders and
enter rules for the advancement of the in
terests of a Boss!— Rockingham Register.
. — .
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go to Thorn!lurg's. !e22-tf
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.—___ ,
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placards, visiting cards, business cards, bill*
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guttersnipes, posters, etc., a specialty. Send
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distance promptly attended to.
Augusta County Anecdotes.—The fol
lowing anecdotes are from tbe pen of the
editor of the Charlottesville Chronicle, from
ths issue of which of July sth we copy
"Many years ago, in good old ante-war
times, there lived in Augusta county, re
mote from the court-house, a highly respec
table farmer named H. He was a thrifty
man, of patriarchal habits, aud very much
esteemed by his neighbors and acquaintan
ces. As will be seen, his knowledge of
grammar was somewhat defective. He
owned a few slaves—men-servants aud
maidens—whom he cherished as the apple
of his eye. It was a question which ho
loved most, his children or his negroes. To
the astonishment of everybody, however,
the news flew round the country one day
that one of his petted slaves, a female, at
that, had absconded. Nobody believed
that tho fugitive had any cause for going
off, further than a desire to taste the sweets
of freedom, so-called—perhaps to do noth
ing, aud maybe to starve. Mr. 11. was
deeply mortified. The loss of his property
did not disturb him iv the least; but the
stigma upon him and sense of disgrace was
keenly felt. A neighbor coming tocondole
with him, said: "I suppose you will try to
get her back, Mr. H.?" "Get her back!"
exclaimed the old man, "no, I always did
say if one of my family chose to leave me
lether went!"
An aged white woman living about ten
miles from Staunton, some thirty years ago,
applied for admission to membership in a
certain church. As customary with that
denomination, she was asked to relate her
religious experience, which, nothing loth,
she proceeded to do. "With voluble tnogue
she described her deep conviction of her
sinfulness, and, adopting Bible language,
said that from the crown of her head to the
soles of her feet £he was "wounds and
bruises andputrifjir sores." "But," she
remarked after a pi«e, .1 always did think
I had one sound patv and that is my siom
Dr. C. lived in the western part of Augus
ta county, among the mountans. He was
a man of more than ordinary talent, and
possessed a rich fund of humor, b. t very
often took too much "mountain dew" for
his own good. On one occasion he was
coming to court at Staunton, and arriving
at a toll-gate, concluded to practice a joke
upon the gate-keeper, who was a stranger
to him. It was early in the moruing—not
even the "third hour of the day"—aud tho
Doctor was perfectly sober. When toll
was demanded of him, he exclaimed with
affected surprise: "What! you don't charge
ministers of the gospel ?'' The gate-keeper
was abashed, and the Doctor rode through
without paying. Returning home iv the
evening, after freely partaking of tho town
good-cheer, the Doctor, reeling ia his sad
dle from side to side, came to the same toll
gate; and when the keeper presented him
self again, drawled out in sleepy toues:
"The same old preacher!" It is
needless to say, that thereupon, nolens vo
_sn., he paid the toll for coming andgoiug."
Value of Advertising.
One of the wealthiest business men of
Cincinnati, Mr. Burkiardt, recently made
au address before the Cummereial Club of
that city, and said in the course of his re
marks :
"I have cast my mind's eye hurriedly
back over my experience in Cincinnati, and
lam fully convinced that in lo years, with
the advertising I have done, T have push
ed my business to a standing that it would
have taken 30 years to reach without ad
vertising. In truth it is doubtful if I could
have at all attiined .he results I have with
out a newspaper. Certainly the newspa
pers are the cheapest medium for making"
your trade known to the greatest number
of people. New dealers coming into the
field will see your name and business aud
know where to find you. Your standing
advertisement is a standing notification to
buyers that you are alive aud there. It is
a perpetual letter of introduction for your
traveling salesmen. Any on. seeing your
advertisement in the newspapar will be
twice as apt to buy as if your firm name
was one he had never heard of."
A ___rrie<l Man Eiou-js wlUi .a Young
■ Blixs.
In the winter of 1833-3 the firm of Bow
yer & Carlisle was formed for the purpose
of doing a merchandising business at Van
stavern's Mills, the home of our old friend,
Mr. B. Vanstavern, onSecond Creek. Their
business being a small one, Carlisle was
clerk oue week and Bowyer the next —tlms
alternating in the conduct of tho business.
Last week was Bowyer's week aud Car
lisle relieved him Saturday afternoon, and
Bowyer left for his home, two miles dis
tant. At nightfad Carlisle went to bed
and to slumber —all quiet and- happy. Ou
Sunday afternoon he was' astonished by a,
visit from Bowyer's wife* iv search of her
husband, whom she had reasons to suspect
of being a truant, as he had failed to reach
home "up to date." Farther inquiry de
veloped tho fact that ho had absconded
with a Miss of that vicinity, and had takeu
all the funds ho could capture—leaving va
rious persons minus, besides a wife and
Gve children "to mourn his untimely de
parture."—Greenbrier (W. Va.) Independ
_—_. _
A correspondent from Middletov,-n to the
Strasburg News says : —
"Capt. A. M. Pierce {alias Dolph.) has
been appointed Superintendent of Public
Schools for Frederick county. It is impos
sible to say how much our people are ag
grieved at such an appointment. He is
from an intellectual and educational stand
point unqualified and from a moral stand
point he is utterly disqualified for the posi
tion. The party that must needs find an
office for such a worn-out political bummer
as Capt. Pierce must surely be ou its last
legs. We presume the choice for the office
had narrowed down between the said Pierce
and Randall Martin, colored, and, as it us
ually does, the Readjuster party chose tho
greater of two evils aud appointed Pierce.
We believe Pierce to be much more un
popular in Frederick county than Martin,
for a few years ago Pierce ran for the Leg
islature, and, if we remember correctly, he
only received 43 votes. Wo are sure if
Martin would offer himself he would receive
five times that many."
The fact that the Mahoneite party is in
coalition with the Republican party, has
driven mauy Democrats from it, and more
will, we have no doubt, follow ia the same
path. The people will protect their inter
ests and will not permit themselves to be
transferred to the Arthur wing of the Re
publican party without their consent. The
Mahonites appreciate the difficulty of the
job which they have undertaken and will
do all that cau be done by the aid of govcrn
meut patronage, campaign funds etc. to
keep their pai-ty organization intact.
Let the Democratic party determine to
work vigorously for success and their ef
forts will be crowned with victory. Shen
andoah Herald.
• Wonder if it Hurt the Bullets.—
Si. Louis, July 9. —Sam Cook, tho negro
who in a fit of jealous rage shot dead Em
ma Shares, a colored girl, at Patosi, last
Thursday evening a week, aud theu shot
himself and escaped, was yesterday captur
ed and taken back to Patosi. Ho fired two
bullets in his brain where they are lodged.
Notwithstanding these wounds, from which
the brains oozed in a considerable quantity,
the negro roamed the woods three days,
ate a hearty meal and talked rationally, but
he cannot live. (
ss _, S>
There is only one issue that faces the peo
ple of this State in the fall elections : Are
the people of this State to be controlled by
Mahoneite radicals, the great majority of
whom are non-taxpaying negroes, or are
the white people of the State—the people
who are really interested in the progress
and prosperity of the country—to rule?
There are no other questions than this.
Tho debt question is finally settled and laid
at rest. The issue is now Mahonism versus
white Democracy.— Winchester Times.
. . — ..
A writer in the Scientific America, says
that the green worms that eat up growing
cabbage can be destroyed or kept off the
cabbage by sprinkling them with water in
jivhich green tansy has been steeped. Put
the tansy into a barrel with water and let
it .tend a day or two, and use an ordinary
Staunton Joubnalissi. —There are two
little journalistic "cats" in Staunton that
are not satisfied to prominado on the back
fence or wander about on the eves of the
houses and gather news items. They are
the-.-__■■; and Telegram. Some mischievous
boy has tied their tails together and thrown
them over a line, and they arc pulling fur
from each other in a lively way. They
ought to be separated, eveu if their tails
have to be cut off close up. This kind of
cruelty must not be tolerated,? even in
Siiaunton.— Exchange.
■ m ♦ — *
Elam seems to be the only one of 3lahone's
subalterns that will fight. He seems to
have the physical courage to stand up to
his utterances. John S. Wise, while he
tries to give the impression that he keeps a
private graveyard, is really a very harmless
individual. P.iddlebarger, tho alleged
"gamecock," turned tail and ran like the
veriest dunghill, squawking horribly, when
Page McCarty got after him; and Mahone
refused to fight Gen. Early.
So upon Elam falls all of the Boss's quar
rels. — Winchester Times.
3-1 .-V tfc it i._ _.«.-_-Jf_£».
Poage—Poagk.—At the iesidence of Capt. J.
C. -latheuy, in Monterey. Highland county,
Va ,on Tuesday, the 10th inst, Rev. O. I_
Torreysoa officiating, Jas. W. Poage and Hes
ter E. Poage, formerly of Pocahontas county,
W. Va.
HoircK— iiTTE ..—ln Winchester, on the 3rd
inst.. at the Parsonage of the M. if.. Church
South, by llev. John S. Martin, D. D., Charles
W. Houcfe, to Miss Lizzie C. Kttter.
Gkf.gory—Cox —At the residence o ..the bride,
in this city, July sth, 18S3, by Key. Kumsey
Smithson, Mr. James IT. Gregory and Miss
Annie M. Cox.
Cuawi-obd—Ms-sKKS.—JuIy 10th, 18_>, at the
residence of the bride's father, by llev. L. C.
Miller, Mr. Dudley .. Crawford and Miss Cora
L. Marks—all of Lexington, Va.
*> ISA '5.' < .> ..
','.'..•*•'.. :> - ... c c_r. _,-.i f.j, .-. _averf__7i*_ rate-.
.V .;';... t tf ter:,::,:: -5..'..-. ...' ..-..'•/.. ._(.'..
WADE.-On Monday, the 9th lust., at her home
ou Back Creek, Highland county, after a
lingering ilin-ss, Mrs. James Wade, age 55
C___tot..—On Sunday morning the Bth of Jo-
Iy. IMS, of paralysis, Henry Clinton, eldest
son ot it. __. -im Jennie Nortttern— aged 12
years and 4 months.
SisOUGit.—July 8-.h iSS-, near Wesley Chapel,
Rockbridge county, Mrs. Malinda .Slough,
aged about Tv years,
Shaw.—Oa the evening o! June 3, 18S3, near
Rockbridge Baths, with dropsy of the heart,
little Su.-in, youngest child of John A. and
V. M. li. -haw _ag:-d 6 years.
SMira —In _ .union, on Sunday morning of
last veek, of cholera imantum, Frank S., in
fant _<*n o_ Andrew Smith, of .tauntou.
Calu.-L!'..-I;i Fre.lsric.sburg, on the sth
inst., Mrs. Emily __ Caldwell, widow of a
former Mayor of that city, and mother of
ilys SallieK. Caldweil, for many years the
efficient, Head Governess of the Virginia Fe
male Institute. Shedied iv the full assur
ance ol faith iv the blessed Savior of men.
' Mrs. Caldwell was a sister of Rev. K. H. Phil
lips, of this city.
_____& —la Ml. Crawford, Rockingham Co ,
July stu, after a protracted Illness, of a chron
ic affection of the stomach and bowels, Mrs.
Christena Kiser, wife of Mr. George Kiser,
78 years, 1 months, and . days.
Mrr-ism,—Mr Samuel S. Miller died ou the
Ithinst. at his residence at the mouth of
Buffalo, Rockingham Co, alter a month's ill
ness of disease of the stomach. He was about
t_ years old, and leaves a widow and three
ssius and one daughter.
♦ — _—♦
_.-,: -ected weekly oy J. K. GRAHAM.
Flour—Family .-. Jo IS ©5 55
Extra 4 65 ISH 75
" Superfine 8!W @4 Co
Wheat—Lancaster—per bnshel 1 00 <gl 05
" Fultz 95 @1 Oil
Corn—White 53 @0 £8
Yellow 55 @o 58
Rye 70 fa. 070
Oats. 3", @ 40
Buckwheat—per ib :l (_ S4
Butler 14 @ IS
Eggs—per dozen 12 ;<_ 11
Lard 12 » li!
Kacon —City Hams 13 % 15
Country Hams 12\/ 2 ta) 12. ! 4
" Shoulders 0 @ 10'
Sides 11 (* 12
Bacon—Hog round 11 @ 12J.
Pork 8 (q) 8
Coffee—Bio 12J.«' 15
" Lag uayra, 17 f. 18
Java. ' 25 f. 28
3___r— tirowii 8 -j> 10
White 11 t_ !2
Cut-loaf. i2>6vS 1214
*• Granulated II _; t2_|
Pulverized 12*.*.. lvj_
Tea- Black 50 <y. 75
-- Breakf-f_ _ 75 Q 7-5
'' " Japa. - 75 (■'- r,
'• Gunpowder DO tg.l .0
.vrups 40 (% 65
Molasses . 40 S 65
Satt .... 2 00 <g2 00
Leather '_> .. 30
Cotton Yarn _ 1 10 (SI 10
11. y-Tiinotli? 1200 ©1400
" Clover . 1100 01200
Clover __ed 9 00 & 8 50
Fl •:r - ;: is 38 r__*,3 25
" stnperflne 4 00.-ffil 25
-amily ...-_,'.'_m~". ~"."_. "!! 5 50@5 75
" ,■ ' .noy Isr-.iids.... 7 01-7 25
Wheat-Longberry i ii;i,.i 1;
I-1 .!*-_ : 1 OS. .1 lo
Mixed 1 OS -1 12
Fail WBeat 1 I )sffll OS
Damp and tough _ 0 90 .1 00
' isirn—White 0 61(80 63
Yellow 11 60.. 0 62
Mixed 0 58©0 00
Corn ■ _ .a) ii SS_J) 10
Ky.. 0 663- 62
Oats _.. 0 45(i0 50
, Baltimore: OattisE Market, July 9th —
Prices this ___k for Beef Cattle ranged as fol
io _s: --
-•-si '.■■-K-.t... 0 00 g6 25
[generally rates! tirstquality 4 75 <_5 75
Me Hum or _ooc! fair quality 4 25 f«4 75
Ordinary thin Kte6r_.o_en& Cows 325 (5,3 75
Extreme r«Dge of prices 3 -5 @6 .5
Most of the sale:* were from 4 75 @5 75
Total receipts for the week 13S0; sales ___.
Toe market has beeu slow again this week,
siio.lt! . r.o improvement In that rcspe.-l over
I _st week, and a decline of _£c in prises. The
quality do*, not average as good as last week's
offerings, cousistingof a much longer line of
Ui. middle grades and fewer tops.
Sheep and Lsm'os.—The receipts this week
number about 900 less than last week, with the
quality not as good as it was tht-o. Trade is
liot- : e"ry active,there being tittle outside de
mand, and ilie butchers buying spari _ _ly. We
quote common to fair Sheep at ay,@'.li cents,
the better gr-ides 4-: cents, and Lambs at
-I'Af'-oM cents ocr lis gross. Stock Sheep S2@2 25
per head, and in good demand.
Arrivals tbls week 4631 head.
Hogs. -The receipts, which number about 550
head more than those of the previous we k,
were of as good a quality and constitute a sup
ply fully equal to a moderate demand Prices
are *4c lower than last w*_k. We quote at 8(_
BJi cents, -with a few extra a shade higher, most
sates at B'/_5|S.; cents per ib net. Arrival this
week 40olh-ad.
Richmond Market.
Richmond, July 14,18&3.
Wheat.—White. 03 bushe.s. Red, 3,709 bush
els; re-exhiblted, 553 bushels.
Corn.—White, 714 bushels. Mixed, 400 bush
Rye.—lo bushels.
OATS.-feOO bushels.
Prcas.-IsO bushels. .
Wheat.—White, 62 bushels good at $1.13 to
.1.14. Red, 310 . o_he»_ prime Longberry on
private terms; 1,400 bushels common to prime
Longoerry at 95c. to $1.18; 2 296 bushels com
mon to choice. Shortberry at 90c. to $1.14.
Corn. —Whijte, very good to prime a,t. 04 to6oc.
F_OUR.-We quote: Fine,S;.o9@s3.so; super
fine, 83_-@$4J.; e_tra, $5.00855.25; common
family, 85.-5 _, .50; Patent family, S6.Co(.S7.r_i.
The o.Jligraph-C Pen.
PE*. in the market. Writes for hours without
A Regular Gold Pen.
We have also a good line of
jnty3 Staunton, Va.
No-. i, 2, :,. and 1, bound separately, or all
numbers in one volume, with or without Ml'-
SIC. Also, -v assortment of other
«3- £. braries supplied at short notice. .:v
j;3 Staunton, Va,
POKU PACKER., and dealers iv
_T_rfcl_&«H MEATS,
Have on hand and for sate .*50,0 .0 lbs
A large supply of DRY SALTED MEATS.
Also 1.. 1,-", lbs. PURE KETTLE-REN
DERED LEA_' LARD put up in quantities lo
suit families or tie trade. No. 25 Augusta St..
Staunton, Va. mar6-tf
A _'T~A~ - Vl r f"-*t t"1 I"*. 5 A practical lIOOK-
V V 1\ .\ X Hi IJ . _G_N T to assume
the management of the subscription depart
ment in a publishing house. Address, stating
experience, P. O. Box 3241.
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No. fifty Coats' Cot- - ': '■
ton for a baud. ■'-...
AS tO :;-'

I don't intend to he - = '
-s. _.....-. ..... _
by any agent in ttie ---*_^^_j_.. '■■'-';
city. ,asf
If yon wish a BEAUTIFUL CARPET or
MATTING for your floor, call nnd es amine my
assortment before purchasing elsewbeM.
O __X> ?... J ___*s will receive prompt atten
tion, and those amounting to five dollars will
be sent to your nearest depot FREE of express
'ormer'y with McCorkle Bros.,of Middlebrook,
is With sic, and will be ples-ed to Bee lis
Ail .Less— Lock Box ter,
Very Respectfully,
j.v3 JAS. W. NEWTON.
wm, mm _ mm.
looivrr FORGET IT.
Have ja*t reduced their entire stock KtJ aimer
Goods, und me selling them at prices that will
surprise you.
Ladies irom Ihe coon try are *-spee.:_lly invi
ted to call and examine these Goods, kiu.li as
Gingham., Lawns,
SWISS llliEllK,
Satteens! Satteens!
Sec;., &,c, «&c.
&gi.e Money*
und obtain the
Don't forget our It ._tKA»«T COUNTER.
No trouble to SHOW GOODS; so don't hesi
tate to come and look for yourself. ,
No. 2_ E. Main Street.
If you are In want cf a good
combining all LATE and BEST IMPROVTE.
MENTSknown io thejewing-Machine workl
call and examine, or address me lor circulars
ami sample of work
s_.t-__.Kj _>«___ »f _l t$ &*■____,
in eonstriK-tioii, is second to non*. being the
finest finished ou use market. Call before buy
ing and you will HAVE sMONEY.
jel2 l'.ookselter, Main Street.
rniio Circulation or the Blooii Is justly
esteemed the greatest ordination of Divine
Providence; by that beating engine, ihe heart,
it Is driven to all parts ofthe system, giving
vigor and strength to the complicated ma
chinery of man. This living flood, whether we
sleep or wake, sallies briskly through tbe arte
ries and returns softly through the veins. How
necessary that it should be kept free from all
Impurity, and yet how negjiccut mauy are,re
specting this great essential to the enjoyment
of perfect health. Derangement in the Liver
and Nerves is generally the primary cause,
and Jaundice, Indigestion and all the harass
ing feehngsattending Dyspepsia, which makes
life a burden, result, from it. Suicide would
rapidly folio-.v suicide, if there was uo cure.—
No one will suffer lon ..if he will use BAKER'S
PREMIUM BITTERS. They are peculiarly
adapted to the diseases ol the Southern cli
mate, and when taken, according tn direction
area positive cure for Diarrhoea. Dysentery,
Cramp Colic. Cholera Morbus, Ague and Fever,
Sour Stomach and almost every other affection
arising from impurity of the blood or disor
dered stomach.
Bold by druggists and country merchants
K. BAKER, Proprietor,
■Pf" Richmond. V».
DRY 6001).!.
am mm
is _____
We have just placed
«?«_»"«j mr r___* :__._. __ar
90 oe litis a i> air.
WORTH FROM .1.25 TO _&£* A PAIR.
In the sama proportion.
So com* and (ret Kit's _Al.(iAlsVS.
J_ 1- C. A. GIsADKE.
11 nun
.Is constantly receiving audi)tons to his
and respectfully invites purchaser! to
Examine his Stock
TN addition to his regular line of
Biack Goods!
ES£^a_-3a_-S_SSiS___ss_^--;-i", ; -S_SK__.
he is showing mauy new ____cs, siioli as
Special attention is paid to the select-OS. of
BUCII _s_.._t'___ as may b > .(.sired for
mourning purposes.
W. H. WELDER'S'assortment oi
n____-_-s_s. a*_k_: ?^_3_-_____s:s. 9
Includes ail the noted foreign brands, with
American productions, AT AUL .RICES.
VV_.II. WELL*.:.-
Colored Dress Sood%
is replete with the Latest and most Popular
Fabrics and Choicest Elleets.
rjH) meet, the dmands of his trade W. 11.
JL WELLER hag selected a splendid lino of
tiiiii tuts.
cial attractions lv these eleganl g\ • -.
W K. WELLER is carrying thlti season.
vV . an BBasoaliy i ;omplete
stock of
.--.!i*.lv*s. MULLS. VIC. LAWNS, IM
Tin: pbickm Aiss: kicibt.
A r_:igui_cent display of all the novelties in
_^-^_^.e;3_-___:."^ :^B r _____s____ttat i
such as Emb'd Handkerchiefs. CoL Bordered
Handkerchiefs, Crepe de Chine Fichu es,
Jabot Collars, Mull _* ichue Squares, _c, at
TIT_3I-I-__!__ has the ben line of
Gauze Underwear
in .tiie city—Gents', Ladies', Misses' and Chll
contains everything new and attractive In La
dies', Misses', and Children's goods—Balbrlg
gan Stripes, Silk, and Lisle Thread
Que WELLER':-- variety of styles it*
in White and Colored.
In beautiful designs.
Parasols! Parasols! Parasols!
apr. at. WELLER'S.
' —'_ - BfißSfr--/ -""■■ -— <_k
THE I_IGIIT 1.4 NX._\ .;
That it is the acknowedged LEAUES In tne
TRADE is a fact that cannot be disputed.
The Largest Armed. Tbe Llghest Running,
The moat Beautiful Wood-work, and is WAR
RANTED to bo made ol the best material. To
do any and all kinds ol work. To be complete
In every respect.
For sale by C. B. SOMEP.VILLE _ CO.,
Staunton, Va.
Agents w .nted in unoccupied territory. Ad
auglS-ly Richmond, Va.
ICE! ICE ! ICE ! ,ce h u_J* 6
an ample supply of Ice for the Reason, and my
customers may be assured that if the home
supply gives out, arrangements will be made to
meet all demands from other sources. For
years, I have be'en furnishing the citizens of
Staunton with Ice, and have always fulfilled
my contracts, whether the supply gathered
here held out or not. I propose to do the same
this season. I keep Ice at Prttchard's. foot cf
Gospel Hill, opposite the old National Valley
Bank Bnllding.and J. M. Johnston's, Augusta
street uext door to Gilliiuu.
may! -I. P. TANN_HIE,__

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