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VPESDAY, JULY 31, 1883.
"THIS WAT, FREEMEN."
THE CONVENTION DID ITS DUTY.
EVERT LOVER OF FREEDOM SHOULD
NOW DO HIS.
The grand Democratic State Convention
which met in Lynchburg last Wednesday
did its duty nobly, and it now remains for
the liberty-loving masses of the people to
do theirs. The convention was composed
of the best men of the State, fairly repre
senting its intelligence, character, and pa
triotism, and they did their work wisely
and in the best spirit, and now their consti
tuents should, in a similar spirit, resolve to
do all in their power to secure the success
of the Democratic party and the defeat of
Mahone, that their grand old mother, Vir
ginia, may be "redeemed, regenerated, and
disenthralled" from the most vicious tyran
ny and the most iniquitious bondage that
ever afflicted a people nominally free. The
issue in this canvass is greater than that of
the success of any party—it involves the
freedom of the people of all parties. It will
determine whether the people themselves
are to rule, or to be ruled by a single man
—whether we shall have a free government
by the people and for the peole, or whether
the people shall be tho slaves and minions of
a petty, tyrannical, and unscrupulous boss.
There is not a man in Virginia, of any po
litical party, who should not aid to dethrone
the tyrant who tramples mercilessly upon
his liberties and would enslave him to grat
ify his own ambition or wreak his revenge
upon those who are too manly to become
the subservient slaves of his unscrupulous
will. Mahone is not the friend of any par
ty, save for his own selfish purposes—he is
for Mahone, and for Mahone alone. The
issue for the voters to decide is, whether
they will be freemen or slaves. The elec
tion next November is for the members of
the Legislature, and the best men should
bo chosen, and they should be men who
would scorn to acknowledge any mam as
their master or to wo.ir the collar of any self
This canvass should be one of work on
the part of every man who appreciates free
dom. The masses should not rely upon
the leaders, and speakers, and editors for
success, but upon their own individual ac
tion, each oue becoming a "hero in the
strife," —each doiug all he can to arouse
the people of his neighborhood to the im
portance of the issue, and the absolute ne
cessity that he should go to the polls and cast
his vote as a freeman for freedom—for gov
ernment by the people and for the people,
and against the government of the people
by a boss.
Organize at once on the plan adopted by
the convention and go to work, each striv
ing to do more than his neighbor in behalf
of the salvation of his State and the liber
ties of tho people. This canvass must be
a working canvass—it must be recogniied
that success is necessary, and that it cannot
be attained in any other way. Work and
Evert one to his tost.—As the Char
lottesville Jeft'ertonian says, "the coming
contest in the Fall will be the most impor
tant aver held iv this State. We speak it
advisedly and with the knowledge of the
gravity of the interests involved in many
preceeiling campaigns. To beat the enemy
we must thoroughiy organize and have our
forces well equipped and disciplined. Let
every Democrat be at his post and work
day and night, in season and out of season,
and be ready to take and manfully fulfil the
duties assigned to him, whether that posi
tion bs _i a standard bearer, a corporal in
the ranks, or a private soldier. Every
Democrat has some influence aud he should
exert it. It is his duty to do so, a duty ho
owes himself, his family, and his State. It
each and every Democrat will so act, victo
ry is ours aud Mahone and Mahoneism will
be forever dead in the grand old State. Let
us then to work, every one to his post, at
once, organize, open the fire all along the
line and keep it up hot and heavy, force the
campaign aud drive the enemy before us
and never cease firing until the Democratic
banner shall waive in triumph.'"
Writing extraordinary. — Capt. A.
M. Pierce, County Superintendent of schools
of Frederick couuty, in the last Spirit of
the VaUey, in reply to "What has Mahone
ismdosie for Virginia,"' among otherthiiigs,
It "writes Mahoneism across the disc of
heaven witb the smiles of angels"
That is a singular kind of chirograph}',
and being the invention ofthe fertile, poetic
brain of the County Superintendent of
Frederick, may be taught in the schools of
that couuty. "Mahoneism" is not now so
much engaged in writing "across the disc
of heaven with the smiles of angels*' as it
is in endeavoring to decipher the "hand
writing on the wall" which indicates that
it has been ' 'weighed in the balances and
found wanting," and that its doom will be
sealed next November.
Sixty-three persons drowned. —On
Monday night of last week a sad calami
ty occurred at Tivoli about 14 miles from
Baltimore on the Patapsco River. On that
day the Sabbath school and members of the
congregation of the church of Corpus
Christi (Catholic) went to that place ona
pleasure excursion, and when about to re
turn in the evening, on the arrival of the
barge, about 200 were gathered on the pier
to await the opening of the gate to admit
them to the barge to return, when the pior
gave way precipitating them into the wa
ter, by which sixty-three persons are known
to have been drowned. There may be
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Shocking Domestic Tragedy.—ln
Wood county, West Virginia, Sunday
night, of last week, a young man named
Calvin Williams was shot by a father and
son named Coe. Williams had been pay
ing attention to Coe's daughter, and had,
as is stated, spoken of her in such a way
that made her the subject of much scandal.
The father and son met Williams in the
road and the son fired three shots, instant
ly killing him. The father then jumped on
the prostrate body, kicking it and stamp
ing upon it. The two were arrested.
California Democratic—Gen. Rose
craus, who has been interviewed iv New
Tt'ork, takes a sanguine view of Democratic
prospects in California. He says that "if
the feeling in other States of doubtful com
plexion be such as it is in California, there
is little hope for the Republican party next
year." He thinks the tendency of all inde
pendent and thoughtful voters, not in Cal
ifornia, but throughout the whole country,
is against the further continuance in power
ofthe Republican party.
Tho horse-car railroad companies of New
ark, N. J., have prohibited any man in i
their employ from using intoxicating drinks I
while on duty.
Capt. Webb drowned in the whirl
pool below Niagara.— Capt. Webb, of
England, the intrepid and celebrated swim
mer who rashly attempted on last Tuesday,
as before advertised, to swim through the
rapids and the whirlpool below Niagara, as
was expected generally, lost his life. He
entered the river about one-third of a mile
above the Railroad bridge and about 1_
miles above the whirlpool. In about 13
minutes from the time he jumped from the
boat into the river, he reached the whirl
pool and ended his life.
Capt. Webb was about forty years of age,
and was born in Shropshire, England. He
leaves a widow and two children in his na
tive place. He had been a sea-faring man
all his life. He was of medium size, finely
proportioned, and very intelligent-looking.
The body of Captain Webb was found
floating in the river a short distance below
Lewiston, N. V., Saturday afternoon, and
a verdict of found drowned was rendered.
During the examination of the body a rag
ged cut was discovered on the top of the
head about three inches in length, which
opened sufficiently to expose the skull. It
had the appearance of having been inflicted
by a rock or other hard, rough substance,
and it is supposed to have been done at the
entrance to the whirlpool, where the rocks
in places project above the surface of the
water, and where the current is wildest.
This wound was considered sufficient in it
self to have caused death, and it is thought
that he sank immediately after receiving it.
The body was placed in a coffin and re
moved to Suspension Bridge, N. V., where
it will be prepared for shipment to Boston,
Mass., where Mrs. Webb is residing.
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How Riddleerger stabs Mahone.—
The following, in reference to Abram Ful
kerson, is from Riddleberger's paper, the
Woodstock Virginian: —
"Of course Abram is honest. He must
be so since he says so. His record, too,
bears him out. Be canvassed as a demo
crat and declared he was a better democrat
than funders. Bis first vote in Congress
was for a Republican speaker, Keifer, over
the nominee of the democratic caucus.—
Good kind of honesty, that. Abram has
lots of that kind cif honesty in politics."
That is the "good kind of honesty"
shown by Mahone, —who "has lots of that
kind of honesty in politics,"—when, whilst
proclaiming himself a better Democrat than
Senator B. H. Hill of Georgia, he, by his
vote, gave the organization of the Senate to
the Republicans, with whom he continued
In making this thrust at Fulkei-son, Rid
dleberger has stabbed, under the fifth rib,
his Boss, -lahone. In view of this unex
pected stab inflicted by Riddleberger, Ma
hone might well exclaim— et lv Unite—ex
cept that Mahone is not a Ciesar, nor Rid
dleterger a Brutus.
Bat Guano in Monroe Co., W. Va.—
The Greenbrier Independent of the 26th
inst., says that "Mr. C. W. Hutcheson, of
Second Creek District, iv Monroe county,
has made a discovery on his farm near
Humphreys' mill, which bids fair to be a
bona fide bonanza to him. It seems that
there is on his land a cave the existence of
which has been known for years, but recent
scrutiny has developed the fact that it is
filled with a compound of bat dust, saltpe
tre and other ingredients, which, a3 a fer
tilizer, is superior to the celebrated Pacific
guano. Mr. H. has had a sample of the
compound analyzed, aud the report is very
favorable, showing it to contain 14 per
cent, of ammonia, while the Pacific guano
only contains about 7. The per cent, of
the other ingredients is in like proportion.
In fact, the analysis was so encouraging
that Mr. Hutcheson shipped a car-load of
the fertilizer from Ronceverte last Saturday
to a fertilizing company in Baltimore for
What we are to fight.—The Lynch
burg Advance says that "we are to fight
this fall the same combination, the same
conglomeration in race, color, and previous
condition that we fought in 1869 aud 1873.
We are back to hard pan. We see the
Revenue officers, the Postoffice aud Custom
House officers, aided by Superintendent of
Schools, County Judges, and a host of
small fry appointees, who live by the party,
and we see banded together the same color
ed cohorts. Africa is in the war, brought in
by promises made by demagogues. We
hear again the same phrases, mixed schools,
co education of races, mixed juries and all
the ideas that stirred up bad blood to the
injury of both races. We must meet all
these issues tWs fall. Let us do it as men."
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A Colored Minister Drops Dead in
the Pulpit.—On Thursday night a week,
in Mobile, Ala., Rev. Wm. Edwards, col
ored, died of heart disease in the pulpit.
After finishing his sermon, one of his best,
he delivered a prayer and then prepared
for the singing of the Doxology. He rose,
opened his hymn book, and as he began to
speak, the book dropped from his hand and
he sank to the floor, and in five minutes
was dead. He was .55 ytars old and leaves
a widow and five children. He was, by re
quest, preaching on that occasion in the
pulpit of another minister, Rev. Mr. Lewis,
pastor of Bethel church.
Crushed in an ore mink. —On Satur
[ day evening a week, a colored man, Robt.
i Leftwitch, who continued to work in the
! Shultz Mine Cave ore mine in Purgatory
i mountain, in Botetourt county, after the
, other hands had quit work was crushed to
death. Whilst digging near the founda
i tion of the walls supporting the roof, the
■ walls caved in upon him. It is fortunate
i that the other hands had left the mine be
■ fore the accident, and thus sived their
Consistency is a jewel.—The "Boss
(Mahone) was a Railroad President with a
salary of $:.5,000 a year, and was called by
Gov. Cameron the "Railroad lshmael,"
and now his followers and admirers have
the "cheek" to urge as an objection to Bar
bour as chairman of the Democratic State
Committee that he is the President of a
O, Shame, where is thy blush ?"
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Terrible Railroad Accident.—On
last Friday night, near Carleton, N. V., a
passenger train ran upon a single car which
had been blown on the main line from a
branch track by a high wind blowing at
the time, which resulted in the death of
nineteen and the wounding of thirty per
sons. The fireman was killed instantly,
and the engineer fat_Uy wounded.
Mr. Dezendorfs arraignment in his re
cent open letter to the President &£ the
methods of management employed at the;
Norfolk navy yard has received at the least ;
one strong endorsement in the fitting-out
of the U. B. Steamer Pint*, upon which a
hundred thousand dollars was expended
and then the vessel was only able to go
from Norfolk to Hampton.
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The telephone will soon become a serious
competitor with the telegraph in transmit
ting messages. There is one in operation ,
between Washington and Baltimore.
— STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.—
until srm Duron.
NUMEROUS AND HARMONIOUS!
HON. JOHN S. BARBOUR CHAIRMAN
OF STATE COMMITTEE.
STRONG PLATFORM IN FULL.
The Democratic State Convention met in
the Opera House in Lynchburg at noon last
Wednesday. The attendance of delegates
was very full, almost every county in the
State being represented. In many cases
full delegations were supplemented by al
ternates. The convention was called to or
der by Mr. R. H. Cardwell, of Hanover,
who announced Hon. Corbin M.-Reynolds,
ex-State Treasurer and an original read
juster, as temporary chairman. Mr. Reyn
olds was received with repeated cheers,
showing that the fusion between the Dem
, oc rats and the returning Readjusters was
hearty and complete.
Mr. Reynolds said:—
"I heartily thank you for the honor you
have bestowed upon me in making me your
temporary chairman. I regret that your
) choice has not fallen upon some more com
i petent person. I will endeavor to perform
the important duties imposed upon me.—
Gentlemen of the Convention, you have
• been selected by the white people of all
- Virginia to represent them in a council held
; in this goodly City of the Hills, and ro con
fer upon interests of vital importance to
' your State. Virginia expects and needs
' much at your hands, and allow me to ex
s press the hope that your action will be such
as will culminate in a triumphant success.
The Caucasian spirit which marks your
brows and beams from your countnances is
a guarantee that you are looking fully to
the interests of Virginia, and will see that
' she is governed by Virginia's intelligent
Rev. T. M. Carson, rector of St. Paul's
i Episcopal church of Lynchburg,, followed
with prayer, invoking the blessings of Prov
. idence on the deliberations of the conven
; tion. The rules of the House of Delegates
j were adopted for the government of the
• convention, and the names of the commit
. tecs on permanent organization, credentials,
j and resolutions, were announced. There
was immense cheering when John W. Dan
i iel was named on the committee on resolu
tions, .and loud applause greeted the names
" of John S. Barbour, Eppa Hunton, P. W.
t McKinney, John E. Massey, A. Fulkerson,
i R. F. Beirne, and others.
I PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.
> The committee on permanent organiaa
l tion reported Gen. James A. Walker, of
Pulaski county, for president, with one
vice-president from each congressional dis
trict, and John Bell Bigger for secretary.
i Gen. Walker's appearance was greeted
- with great applause, the band playing
"Dixie" and the "Bonnie Blue Flag."—
Gen. Walker is a man of commanding pres
ence and an eloquent speaker. He said he
• had no set phrase of speech with which to
return thanks for the honor conferred.—
The best and truest men of the State had
- merged all differences and met on a com
j mon platform for the common good of the
f State. They had laid aside all differences,
and, though often beaten, were not conquer
, cd. They were to meet an unscrupulous and
r able foe, and were called on to redeem the
i State from a corrupt coalition. The elec
tion in November was to be a coniest be
tween a corrupt national administiation
f and still more corrupt State administration
t on the one side, and the*best elements of
a the State on the other. He urged harmo
ny and concert of action in order to assure
a triumph in November.
The report of the committee on the or
" ganization of the party in the State was
f adopted. It provides for the appointment
r of a Central Committee, to be composed of
, five members from each congressional dis
trict, instead of three members, as lmrrto
fore. An Executive Committee of five
■ members is also provided for, of which the
r chairman of the State Central Committee
',- shall also be chairman.
Nominations for chairman of the State
f Central Committee being in order, the
r names of Hon. John S. Barbour, Maj. John
W. Daniel, and Col. Thos. Croxton were
presented, but those of Messrs. Daniel and
- Croxton were withdrawn, and Mr. Barbour
I was elected with great unanimity. His ap
pearance on the stage was greeted with
J deafening applause. He disclaimed having
9 aspired to the position, but accepted it as a
. duty to a party representing the integrity,
, intelligence, character, and property of the
State. He distrusted his own abilities to
1 discharge the onerous and laborious duties
' of the position, and would have preferred
f the election of a younger man; but young
or old, when the great democratic party of
' the State called on him for any service, he
felt it his duty to obey. In his conduct of
1 the canvass he expected the earnest co-op
-3 eration and support of the demoewtic par
ty. He did not believe in losing the fi;<ht.
\ The party could not afford to let the coali
tionists win in November. The fight must
3 be made in dead earnest or else surrender.
1 The strength of the adversary, which will
i be directed by "the most adroit" political
manager produced in the South sihee the
, war, must not be underestimated. This
contest is to be a matter of business. They
' must come down to the practical in politics,
- and he supposed the fact that he had the
reputation of being a practical man had
something to do with his selection. Secure
the next Legislature at all hazards, ihe
' country is anxiously watching the rf suit in
, Virginia in view of its effect on the next
> presidential election.
I The venerable Dr. Uriel Terrell, of Or
ange county, aged 91 years, then addressed
s the convention in vigorous denunciation of
> the readjuster legislation.
The plan of party organization provides
for a full registration, mass meetings, etc.
'' It also provides for efficient district organi
zations, as well as canvass by counties.—
The report was adopted. While awaiting
the report of the committee on resolutions,
■ addresses were delivered by Capt, S. H.
Newberry and Hon. J. Randolph Tucker.
Both declared the State debt settled, and
advocated an uncompromising war on Ma
hone aud his methods.
1 REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
1 Hon. John Goode, chairman of the com
mit tee on resolutions, in making the report
of that committee, said that the committee,
after long discussion, much conciliation and
compromise, had arrived at a report with
perfect unanimity. They felt that it was
their duty to orgauize for victory, and they
sacrificed personal opinion to that end. He
said the report would be read by Hon. John
W. Daniel. [Cheers ]
The following is the platform:
The Democratic party of Virginia in
Convention assembled declares as follows:
"We oppose any increase of taxation
whatsoever, directly or indirectly.
SECOND—THE STATE DEBT.
The Democratic party accepts as final
the recent settlement of the public debt
pronounced constitutional by the courts of
last resort, State and Federal, and will op
pose all agitation of the question,, or any
disturbance of that settlement by appeal
TBISC— INTERNAL REVENUE.
We favor uncooditional and immediate
abolition of the intern_lr_svenue system—a
nursery of spies and informer. ( a menace
to the freedom o!" elections; au uutojerable
burden on the tax-payers; a source of the
greatest corruption, and in its practical op
eration is a special burden ou this State and
We |a,.-.r f tariff for revenue limited to
the necessities of ft government economi
cally administered, an£ so adjusted in its
application as to prevent burthen;
encourage productive interests at lba<d£ ,f nd
afford just compensation to labor; bt|t not;
to create or foster monopolies.
FIFTH —FREE EDUCATION.
The Democratic party of Virginia, hav
ing founded and organized the public
school system, and originated every act of ;
the Legislature which secures its efficiency, J j
pledges itself to its continued support until 1
every child in the Commonwealth, of what- i
ever color, may secure the benefits of a <
free education. i
SIXTH —NO MIXED SCHOOLS. I
We oppose the mixing of the white and ]
colored races in the public schools, and the
placing of colored trustees and teachers '
over white children, and are in favor of !
preserving the school organization for tiie
two races as separate ana distinct as possi
ble, giving to the colored people for their
schools all the preferences and privileges i
wliich we demand for the whites, including j
colored trustees and teachers, and making .
no discrimination in the distribution of .
school fund on account of color, and we
pledge the Democratic party to adopt all
necessary legislation to pefect this plan as
, best for all concerned.
We demand and will exact strict econo
my in all the branches of the Government
—State aDd Federal—and that the number
of officers and the amounts of their salaries
shall be reduced and kept within the mini
mum requisite for the due performance of
the public service.
EIGHTH —REAL CIVIL-SERVICE REFORM.
We demand such real civil-service reform
as will make merit the test of official fit
ness, and exclude the loathsome system of
I bargain and sale of office, and the partisan
- preference for the ignorant, vicious, and
• corrupted, which is now the disgrace of the
■ State and Federal Governments; and we
denounce the sham methods which have
- heretofore been practiced, and which have j
i rendered examinations, investigations, and i
I trials new sources of corruption and new I
1 objects of just derision.
NINTH—OPPOSITION TO BOSSISM.
We are inflexibly opposed to the system
1 of bossism which befits only the minions of
a tyrant, which is at war with every prin
ciple of honor, manliness, and republican
freedom, and has been but recently intro
duced in Virginia only to corrupt, degrade,
' and disgrace her.
RING RULE IN VIRGINIA.
; We denounce the ring now in power in
Virginia and masquerading under such dis
, guises as Liberal and Coalitionist, and
| charge it before the people—
1. For betraying the Democrats who
. voted the Hancock electoral ticket put forth
■ as the only true Democratic ticket into the
> hands of the worst political enemies of the
2. For supporting the partisan vote of
\ the United States Senate whereby the re
moval of disabilities of an ex-Confederate
. was prevented.
, 3. In seeking to establish a servile and
subsidized press by requiring official publi
cations to be made in partisan journals,
without regard to their circulation or fit
4. For multiplying offices and increasing
. salaries to reward favorites.
f 5. For attempting to take the business of
s the people out of their hands by creating
- more than one hundred new officers to be
, called commissioner of sales, and at the
1 same time refusing to allow the people to
[ elect them.
6. For attempting to legislate circuit
- judges out of office before the expiration
) of their terms, and dishonoring the judici
) ary in many ins tances by the selection of
- judges notoriously corrupt and ignorant.
I 7. For making the public offices, which
- should be public trusts, the spoil of fac
) tion divided out by favoritism, without re
, gard to merit.
8. For making the asylums of the insane,
I deaf, dumb and blind, the State University,
( the Virginia Agicul tural and Mechanical
- College, the Virginia Military Institute,
. and the entire public free-school system
i parts of a vast machine of partisan power
l and plunder.
f 9. For attempting to gerrymander the
- congressional districts of this State in out
-3 rage of fair representative expression.
10. For attempting to band together and
incense the colored race against the white,
through leagues and religious orgamza
- tions, aod by false and infamous appeals 'o
s the worst passions.
t 11. For flooding the polls all over the
1 State with illegal and fraudulent votes,
- manipulated and counted by corrupt offi
3 12. For resorting to mean and trivial
3 technicalities to count iuto office delegates,
3 representatives, and officers who were re
jected by the people.
3 13. For claiming the conscience of legis
-5 lators by exacting written obligations from
i them in advance to support all measures of
3 the ring, dictated by caucus, regardless of
• their oaths to support the Constitution.
f 14. For concentrating the powers of
- Government—State and Federal—into the
i hands of a corrupt and intriguing oli
; garchy, subordinated to the power of a
• ringleader through the machinery of a
i pledgejbound caucus, and exercising these
I powers with shameless tyranny.
' THE INDEPENDENT SENATORS AND AUDITOR
j We applaud and thank the independent
, Senators Newberry, Lybrook, Hale, Wil
[■ liams, aud Wingfleld, and the late State
> Auditor, John E. Massey, who manfully
f refused to become the tools of the ring,
and steadfastly maintained the liberties of
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
That we arraign the Republican party as
t the abettor of ring-rule in Virginia, as the
• oppressor of our section and the slanderer
' of our people. The foe to national conoord
I and the promoter of race and sectional
• strife. As the defender of every public
9 corruption. As creating monopolies for
f bribes and blackmailing them for party
i profit. As the ally of corporations in their
3 war on the people. As the advocate of
1 high taxes. As plundering the Treasury
3 to maintain an army of office-holders, and
3 using the office-holders to overawe the
1 people. As the debaucher of the Govern
» ment in every department—making even
the highest judicial station the reward of
- party service and of pliant conscience, and
1 as the committer of the highest public
f crime of the age—the theft of the Chief
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ATTEMPT TO SELL OUT VIRGINIA.
That we denounce the purpose to sell out
. the free people of Virginia as the supreme
, offence against our State, an outrage on the
' living, and an insult to the dead. An open
scorn of public virtue and a prolamation to
[ the world that in the opinion of its advo
[ cates the people of Virginia possess no po
. iitfcal principles that they will not abandon
for an office or surrender to a master.
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Resolved, That we re-affirm our adhe
. rence to the national Democratic party;
the faithful defender of the rights of peo,
[ pie and of States; the upholder of freedom
, of elections, of honesty and economy in
! administration, of low taxes and equ lity
of public burdens, of the right of individ
, uals against monopolies, and of that car
[ dinal doctrine of liberty that governments •
are made for the people, not the people for
CALL PPON TKE PEOPLE.
Pointing to the infamous schemes which
threaten the bondage and plunder of tbe
people of Virginia and to the ignoble Fed- i
eral Administration which aids them with I
all its powers, we call upon all Democrats
and upon all good and true men, of what
ever previous political bias, to strike hands
with us to the end that the State may be ]
redeemed from treacherous rule; an honest
. administration established, and that the I
government of the people for the people
and by the people may not perish."
MR. MASSEY'S VIEWS. '
Mr. Massey said that tbe report of the s
committee was his speech, and the speech '
of the whole committee. He could pledge J
for himself and for a vast number of oth- i
ers. Whenever their services were needed '
they might be called for, and would be sure
to answer. No more important canvass
ew? existed. If we should fail, a degree *
of tyrsoujr will be exercised such as was •
neyer before witnessed. If we succeed, it *-
will be the most gela___ fa£t ever poured j
into the lap of Virginia. He ccs^se 1 1 ed an b
organization like that of 1869. T fret _ w "
one thing we need. Men must be willing '_
to lay their personal ambition upon the ,'
altar of the State. He quite agreed with [J
, MA.TOR DANIBL. JJ
The/t. «i*7fliD#oii now called for Daniel, ;;
and the Major r£_j._j-.._ad, and said that It. I "
had rather have the'gooa-will of this body
than to be Governor and President. L Ap
plause and "You've got it"] He ex- 5j
pressed the delight of the people of Camp. v
bell and Lynchburg at the presence of this
Convention in their midst. He was very
cheerful about the prospects of the Democ
racy throughout the land. Concluding, he
said, "There are my principles" (pointing to
the platform); "there is my speech (pointing
to the banner over the stage)—there is my
speech—the words of a brave mountaineer,
and the battle-cry of this campaign—'This
Way, Freemen.' "
OTHER SPEAKFR S.
Hon. John Goode was next called for,
and responded in a calm statement of the
issues of the canvass. Judge Staples was
called forward, but excused himself on ac
count of the lateness of the hour, because
the report had not been acted upon.
THE PLATFORM UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED.
The report was adopted at 11 o'clock.
The members of the Committee on Reso
lutions were Hon. John Goode (chairman).
John W. Daniel, W. A. Glasgow, R. A.
Cog-ill, John T. Harris, John E. Massey,
Micajah Woods, Charles E. Stuart, H. E.
Peyton, Catlett Gibson, Abram Fulkerson,
Waller R. Staples, David Pierce, B. T.
Gunter, E. E. Meredith, F. J. Christian,
George E. Rives, Baker P. Lee, A. M.
Keiley, H. P. Jones, J. K. Pendleton, Phil.
W. McKinney, W. T. Adkins, S. P. Ar
lington, A. M. Lybrook, P. C. Edmunds,
and George C. Cabell.
THE LAST SPEAKERS.
The last speakers were Senator Lybrook,
Colonel O'Ferrall, and Colonel W. W. Ber
ry, after which, at about midnight, the
Convention, after a session by all acknowl
edged to have been unparalelled in enthu
siasm, adjourned sine die.
THE MEMBERS OF THE STATE COMMITTEE.
The following are the members of the
First District: B. T. Gunter, Accomac;
Phil. Gibson, King William; Thomas W.
Waller, Spotsylvania; Warner T. Jones,
Gloucester; AY. A. Jones, Richmond coun
Second District: M. Glennan, Norfolk;
Dr. J. F. Bryant, Southampton; J. W.
Hubbard, York; J. H. Odell, New Kent;
Dr. George E. Rives, Prince George.
Third District: R. H. Cardwell, Hanover;
R. F. Beirne, Hanover; B. H. Nash, Rich
mond; B. A. Hancock, Chesterfield; J. M.
Fourth District: Thomas W. Smith,
Mecklenburg; R. E. Wilson, Petersburg;
Samuel F Coleman, Cumberland; John
Jackson, Lunenburg; S. P. Arrington, Pe
Fifth District: C. G. Holland, Danville;
L. C. Watkins, Halifax; Sam. M. Fulton,
Grayson; R. M. Brown, Carroll; J. P. Critz,
Sixth District: S. J. Graham, Rockbridge;
John D. Horsley, Nelson; P. A. Krise,
Lynchburg; Camm Patteson, Buckingham;
D. Shannahan, Alleghany.
Seventh District: John M. Wbite, Albe
marle; Edward Echols, Augusta; H. C.
Allen, Shenandoah; R D. James, Gooch
land; C. P. Jones, Highland.
Eight District: E. Holmes Boyd, Win
chester; T. P. Wallace, Orange; W. H. F.
Lee, Fairfax; Henry Heaton, Loudoun; W.
W. Moffett, Rappahannock.
Ninth District: Judge W. F. Rhea,
Washington; S. C. Graham, Tazewell; S.
H. Newberry, Bland; G. W. Easley, Giles;
R. A. Ayres, Scott.
Hon. .tohn S. Barbour is chairman of the
committee by election of the Convention.
-_: . — 93 .
LOST OR MISLAID —A private Memo
randum or Account Hook— paper book.
A suitable r_ ward will be given for its reiurn.
Jy3l J. E. GUY.
OTFsIH I .OINE AM* TIIRF...HF-H
i. FOR .ALE.—The undersigned living
near Hermts_e. Po_tot_k c address Waynes
boro', has a ..earn Thresh--- to .nod running
order for sale, privately, v/ilcii he will .ell at
a low price.
Jlv_l--_ J ACQ" HILDF.BBAND.
_7« »A_ I___JG _•_ <J F
PHVMVIiNS AM SUJt«KO_JS,
lIAIsTIJIOIIE, M l>.
Ttie practis-.sl advantages of this school are
unsurpassed Clinics held «t. City Hospital,
Maternlteand Maryland Woman's Hospital,
al of which Kelong to this school. Physiologi
cal and (Ihem'cal Laboratory work required of
every studeuf. Apply for a catalo_ue to
DR. THOMAS OPIE, Dean,
Jy3l-lm S3 N. Carey street.
JT. "W- Ml. ~Ma JEm "3__T,
35T0. ___. _-T___TXr ST_=.33_-?__,
Opposite Virginia Hotel.
Having sold my new building on Augusta
Street, I will be found at my
ft (Established In 1857),
_Vo. Ml New Street.
Where I propose to run oil'a large stock oj
SPRING AND SUMMER
GOODS AT REDUCED PRICES,
SOME AT COST AND SOME LESS.
These are Nice Goods.
I am preparing a stock for the
That will equal anything In the State In
STYI-E AN3. FIT.
_—-ti —i —
Most of these Goods wll( be manufactured
for this trade, and the prices will be as cheap es
any house in the State.
CALL AND EXAMINE.
MY JULY BILLS ARE ALL READY.
43. Please Call and Settle,-Cs
I 111 -TBJtEI!
Hllffl HtllK MU
will open SEPT lst. 188., at the
Old Aiif.uN.li National Bank BiiiKlin. ,
with au entireel NF.W and well selected stock
of Men's, Youths', Boys', aud Children's
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES.
Trunks, Valleee. __0., rffco.
Everything will be matked in pl_ln figures
Strictly at One Price.
This plan of doing business should be hailed
with pleasure by everybody, as it does away
with the old and disgusting syie orasfc Ingone
price and falling one half. All will be treated
alike. Both old and young, rich and poor,
male and female, can step Into our establish
ment and buy without the slightest, risk of
having advantage taken of them. Even chil
dren can eelect tbelr own clothing-and fare as
well as their grandfathers, wbo certainly have
had ample experience.
means honest dealing, aud to secure your aid
and patronage we must and we Intend to make
• bat one price so low tbat wecan "DEFY ANY
JAMES A. ARMEN7ROUT.
who Is co-.nected with tbe essabllsbment, will
bs_*_ the sole management. Having been
rSif*. >. Gte'Jntno, where he has had 20 years' I
n..perleiifle-ljil4j*jjijcil-lnK business, he knows
how to se. ye bU mtiaf'-ttls}iw%, r n-' *be public .
In .rueral, and will take so l
Ti> convince yoursell ofthe fact t_at*wiffne »n . t
what we say, .veils a call on orxnonaTer Sept.! .
Ist. even if you d?slre to purchase nothing Do J
not forget the place, and remember our motto, (
•'Honest DeHllny and One Pi Ice to all."
A. LO KB 4CO. *
Prori'rs of the One-price Clothing Honsc. J
Old Augusta N_t. Bank Building, Augusta St., J
cpp. G. W. May A Co., Druggists, Staunton, t
I _s .
COMMISSIONERS' SALE.-By virtue ol
a decree of the circuit court of Augusta
county, rendered on the 2nd day of June, 1883,
In tbe cause of Alby vs. Effinger, we will pro
Saturday, the _S(_ day of July, 1883,
In front ofthe 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—
lst, A large and commodious dwelling- &__■
bouse immediately on tbe corner; and, jn
md. Two smaller houses. North of theJaH
above, fronting on Au .usta street, which cau
1 be used either for dwellings or stores.
All of these houses are of brick; well built
and In good condition.
Terms.-Cash in band to pay costs of suit
and sale, and the balance upon a credit of one,
two. and tbree years—the purchaser executing
bonds for tbe deferred Instalments with ap
proved personal security, and bearing Interest
. from date, and title retained as ultimate secu
rity. CHARLES (.RATTAN,
ALEX. H. FULTZ,
Postponement.—The above sale is post
poned until Saturday, August 11th, 1883.
ALEX. H. FULTZ.
JySl-tds . Commissioners.
ARISTA HOOK. P. B. SUBI_ETT.
\ TTOGE _c BCBL.ETT,
; — 6IS-EAL IUI INSURANCE AGENTS —
(OFFICE OV ER F. M. YOUHO'S STORE. MAIN ST.,)
Represent t!ie largest, oldest, and most snb
, stantlal Companies of America and Europe,
. with a combined capital of over—
Having succeeded to tbe business of tbe late
* firm of Cooke A Sublett, and secured the agen
cies ofthe substantial and well-known compa
nies represented by tbem, and retaining those
formerly represented by Arista Hoge, we are
i now prepared to Insure property In —
Staunton and Vicinity.
. at the lowest rate consistent with absolute se
curity. Our companies arecorporatlons of un
-1 doubted solidity,—many of which have stood
- the test of generations, and all of which rank
as tbe best and safest among the insurers of
this country and Europe.
For circulars, terms. Ac, apply at the office
as above. HOGE A SUBLETT, Agents.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Having dlspostd of my interest In the busl
' ness of the late firm of Cooke 4 Sublett, to
Messrs. Hoge <ft Sublett, I take pleasure In re
commending to the cttUeus of Staunton and
vicinity, the new Arm, as courteous, experi
enced and thoroughly reliable gentlemen.—
Tbey represent a number of the best and safest
companies In tbe world, and parties cannot do
better than place their risks with tbem.
J,-_4-3t 0. L. COOKE.
SECOND ANNUAL EXCURSION OF
Staunton Fire Department
On Wedne-day, August lst, 1883.
Let us leave our buslnesrfor one day. not on
ly for the pleasure or swinging, danclug, seeing
a matcb game of base ball, shooting match,
Ashing, croquet playing, and visiting the larg
est Furnace in Virginia, but also to assist the
Fire Department of our city.
There will be a match with Parlor rifles for
boys under 16 years, for a silver cup.
Tak- your wile ana II ttie ones, we guarantee
the best ot order throughout the whole day.
Leave Staunton at 7.80 A. M.
For Round Trip — 81.00.
Children under 12 years half-price.
Tickets can be procured of the Commitee, or
at the Train.
J. J. Murphy, Jno. Tcabo,
, Chas. E Gregory, 8. A. Glbbs,
Chas. Burschell, H. Stelnbuck,
Chas. E. Hudson, Thos. Klvllghan,
. Oliver Smith.
aa- The S roNKWALi. Brigade Basto will ac
company the Excursion.
For furtherpartlculars see small bills. J24-2t
[ .SOLI-.ION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The partnership heretofore existing under
tbe firm, name and style of Shomo A Bissell,
manufacturers of sash, Doors, Blinds, Brack
ets, Mouldings. Ac, and dealers In Lumber, Is
tins day dissolved by mutual co.sent. All
deists due said firm will be collected and re
; celpled for, and .-.11 liabilities discharged by
Taylor Bissell who will contluue the business
lv bis name. All persons indebted to said
Arm are requested to call and settle same.
H. J. SHOMO,
Staunton, Va., Nov. 1, '82.
In retiring from tbe above named business I
respectlully sollcltacontlnuanceot tbepatron
' age heretofore extended to the above firm to
my successor. H. J. SHOMO.
; Thankful for the patronage heretofore ex
tended, I desire a continuance ol sarue, guar
anteeing promptness and satisfaction in all
my work TAYLOR BISSELL.
TA VI OH~BI _ SELL,
SASH, DOOR, AND BLIND
LUMBER, FLOORING, SIDING, MOULD
INGS, BRACKETS, _c, 4C, FOR SALE.
aa- All kinds of Shop Work done to order
,> iima r. i.yi.e * co.s
IMPROVED PATENT POINTS FOR THE
OLIVER CHILLED PLOW.
The undersigned, farmers of Augusta county,
having used Lyle's Points lor the Oliver C.
, Plow, flud they wear longer, break less, and
cost less than the regular Oliver Points. We
cbeerfully recommend those who have not
done so to try them.
Caspar R Zrrk_e, Joseph B. Trimble,
STEWART BOI.LI. G, W. C. TERRY,
' Baxter Crawford, and many others.
These Points and our Virginia Chilled Plows,
Llvln. ston Plows, Hllli-lde Plows, and all re
pairs for same, can always be found on sale at
the HARDWARE STOKE of
FRANK ALEXANDER _t CO..
We want one reliable, live man or firm at
■ each town or business place to handle onr
Plows and Plow Repairs. Write for prices,
terms, <fie., to HUGH F. LTfLE A CO.,
jy3-i_i on Shen. Valley Railroad.
W. C. T. U.
IN THE BRANDEBURG BUILDI_*6- —
on New Court-House St., near the Court-house.
Open daily from O A. M. to O P. M.,
AUMISISTKATOB'S BALE.—As Ad
ministrator of T. If. sVfenefee. dec'd, I
will offer for'sitle, at public auction. In front of
the i u'urt-house, lv the city of Stapnton, on—
Saturday, August f(_, 18*3,
at 12 _~ t)ie following property to wit: .V)
shares ot Augusta National Bank Stock, 11
Botetourt Cotjnty Bonds:,each for 8800, with Jan
uary 1881 coupons attached, interest payable
annually; I Rockbridge County Bonus, each
for Stiio, with January _ _ coupons attached, in
terest payablesetnl annually.
Terms Cash J ..Q. W. STOUT. Adm'r
Jyl7-t . b d. h. ii., p. tl a. T, K. Menefee, dec'd.
T T\/Ti'DV LADJES AND
can be accommodated, at all times, by calling
on S. T. THORNBURG.
Telephone Connection. Augusta St.,
Jes Staunton, Va.
HOl FOR IOWA !
I will be In Staunton on Saturday, June 23th.
to take out to the low** Coal Mines, a.other lot
of 100 COLORED MEN. The comjiahy will
leave Staun'on ou Wednesday. August Ist.—
Apply to A. U. Parker, Charlottesville, or Aa
ron Shoveler, Staunton.
Jyl7 3t THOMAS SHUMATE.
COI'XTY SCHOOL -IPKRIXri;.-
UKVr'. NOTIOE.-My office days in
Staunton will be Wednesday and Saturday of
each week, aud Court Days—whlcb days I will
devote exclusively to School business.
aa- Office with *'. A.'Keed. ■>•'--•
H- SHgFFEY ROLLER.
JyjV. tf Vo. Supt. Schools. ;
T-V"fcß <A] t? Ail. one de»lr- i
CU ft O *%■*-* !_.• QU? of procuring
an excellent KEIK'AMn,*-; .TA.n, In . 1
good, healthy section of country, convenient i
to churches, and v s,ood school,can get full i
particular. . by apply lug to
sepfl'»l-tf SPECTATOR OFFIOE.p i
—, _,*>« — i
Joi.n W rig lit rs. John Wright's Adm'r. I
—I shall proceed at. my office. In Staunton, t
on Tuesday. August 7,1883, to take tbe accounts i
required by decree of the circuit oourt for An- i
gusta county, entered In this cause June 13.
1883 JOS. A. WADDELL, Com'r. C
Commissioner's Office, I
Staunton, July 16th. 1883. t
JE. Gambl . 's Adm'r n
• *«• P
Li »__> i mid alii. _
To Wm. H. Gamble, Adm'r of J. E. Gamble, m
dec'd, the Legatees under the will of said J. E. o
,M«;..i le, and the helrs-at-law or ssld J. E. tl
Qejipible, '/'j, :: Notice—T/iat In pursuance a
of tj,decree a'tfva.v-ul- '■ = nNive styled cause tl
(pending lv _.__',._.« conn- tl
.« ssjlyini; a?)'t!t** estate of ri
said Jane X fininni , n*c'_,) on tTie uth of _i
June, 1883.1 win psoi»s-il,et. i_y_flic, in sU un- P
ton, on Monday, the _n<_ of August, 18S3, I. »ta'te
the accounts required by said decree—at whlcb
time and place yon are required to attend.
Jyl7-.t O. M. HARRISON, Com'r.
DRY GOODS. ORT GOODS.
At Prices which Defy Competition?
GOOD BRUSSELS CARPETS at _ _ „ _ 70 cts.
BETTER BRUSSELS CARPETB, at _ _ 80 cts.. DO cts., $1.00.
SI-PLY ALL WOOL CARPETS at __ $1.00 an.i $1.10.
BEST EXTRA SUPER CARPETS at „„ 75 cts., to $1.00.
ALL WOOL CARPET-* at „ 60 to 75 cents.
WOOL AND COTTON MIXED CARPETS at 35 to 50 cents.
FIGURED COTTON CARPETS at „ 25 to 35 cents.
BT\IR CARPETS at. „ „ _ 25 to 7. cents.
HEMP at. _„ _. _ 20 to io cents.
WHITE MATTINGS at „ 16 to 35 cents.
CHECKED MATTINGS at _ „ „ _S0 to 40 cenU.
FANC. MATTINGS at _ 22U 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, 6-4, 8-4, 10-4, 12-4.
TABLE OIL CLOTH, new designs. 5-4 and 6-4 wide.
RUGS MATB, HASSOCKS, and DRUGGETS, an endless variety.
WINDOW SHADES, with fixtures. 45 and 55 cents apiece.
CURTAIN LACES, a large assortment, 10, 15, to 75 cents a yard.
PRICES WAY _DOWIV IXV DRY GOODS.
FANCY LAWNS _ _ at 4, 5, and 6 cent*.
EXCELLENT CALICOES „ at 4 and 5 cents.
BEBT CALICOES _. _ „ _ -...7 cents.
BEST FANCY LAWNS..... _ __ at 10 cents.
FRUIT OF THE LOOM BLEACHED COTTON, 4-4 wide at 10 cents.
LONEBDALE " '■ at 10 cents.
ANDROSCOGGIN i *' " at 10 cents.
BARKER " •' „at 10 cents.
• GOOD BLEACHED COTTON at 5 cents.
GOOD UNBLEACHED COTTON _ „_ _._.t 5, 6, and 8 cents.
HANDSOME GINGHAMS _. at 8, 9, and 10 cents.
- V r l . lT i-^-J. :sTa AND NAINSOOK CHECKS at 10 cents.
dt^-- 1 ?--,?^^-^; 001 *** WE BELL AT YOUK OWN PRICES.
rUrtr. lAhLt. LINEN. ._ _ at 25 cents
RED TABLE LINEN at 45 cents.
NAPKINS AND TOWELS ....from 60 cents to 53.00 per dosen.
• COTTONADES AND CASSIMERES-very low.
WE CANNOT BE UNDERSOLD IN
TRUNKS, BATCTHELS. PARASOLS, FANS. UMBRELLAS, CORBETS, NECKWEAR.
LACES. HAMBURG EDGINGS, HOSIERY, GLOVES. CHILDREN'S DRESSES.
LADIES' LINEN DUSTERS, BED-SPREADS, FANCY GOODS, and NOTIONS.
We must sell—We will sell, and we allow no one to Undersell us.
AU ne ask,"lS A TRIAL—SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
JAMES A. TEMPLETON,! H LOEB BROS.,
S. L, JACKSON. J SALESMEN. COB. MAIN AND NEW STS.. STA .NT. N, VA.
—1 * .
FARM FOR .ALE PRIVATELT.-Tbe
undersigned offers for sale privately bis
Farm near Pond Gap in Augusta connty, con
taining 175 acres, more or less, formerly
owned hy Jacob Kunkle, dec'd. It has upon lt
twodwellm. houses and other buildings, »_*
and two good springs of freestone water, flj
with a church, school-house, Post-office, J_aL
and Railroad depot near. It has Summer and
Winter fruit, and there Is a good outlet tn the
mountain for grazing cattle. For further par
ticulars, addreßS— C. WERNER,
Jy24-4m Pond Gap, Augusta Co.. Va.
HOISE AND LOT FOR HALE.—I Will
sell, at public auction, in front of tbe
Court-bouse, in Staunton, on—
Saturday, the 11th day of August, 1883,
tbat valuable residence on Gospel Hill, m Wmf .
on North side of Beverly street, in I
Staunton, recently occupied by Gabriel __HL
Hlrsb as a residence, and adjoining tbe lot of
J. M. Hardy on tbe west. The bousels large and
comfortably arranged, with large lot In rear.
Terms of Sale: One-third In cash, and
residue In three equal payments, at 6,12, and
18 months respectively, for which the purcha
ser will execute his negotiable notes, witb in
terest from day of sale added, and a Hen re
tained on the property.
Jyl7-td* LEO LOEB.
COMMISSIONER'S SALE.-By virtue of
a decree entered in the cause of Crawford
vs. Pence, in tbe circuit court of Augusta,
March 31st. 1883. I will, on—
Saturday, the UA day of August, 1883,
In front oi the Court-house, in Staunton, Va.,
offer for sale this valuable tract of land, lying
In said county near Weyer'sCaveStanon,con
taining 8 acres, 3 roods, and 17 poles,
l'eing tbe same conveyed by deed from Geo. E.
Crawford and wife to Frank Pence, upou the
following terms: For so much cash In band
as will pay costs of suit and sale —the residue
In three payments, on one, two, and three
years' time, for which the purchaser will give
bond with approved security, bearing Interest
(rom day of sale. CHARLES GKATTAN,
TANO .ALE.—In pursuance of a decree of
J tbe circuit court o; Augusta county, ren
dered at the June term, 188., in the suit of sel
lers' Adm'r, s_c. vs. Sellers and als., I wl-l, as
commissioner, sell at puMic auction, In front
of tbe Court-house. In Staunton, on—
Monday, the 27th day of August, 1883,
a tract of land lv the western part of Augusta
county, about, two miles South of wwoope's
Depot, containing 11)5 acres, adjoining
the lauds of Swoope, Baylor, and others. This
land Is In a .ood neighborhood, well watered
and timbered, and has upon It a comfortable
Tkhms OF Sale : Enough in cash to pay tbe
costs of suit and sale, aud the residue in three
equal annual payments, for which the purcha
ser will execute bonds with approved personal
security, bearing Interest from the day of sale,
ml the title will be retained as ultimate se
curity, G. .M. COCHRAN. Jk.,
PITIiLIC SALE OF A VALUABLE
FARM IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY.
VlßGlNlA.—Pursuant to a decree of the cir
cuit court or Alleghany county, in the chan
ce* y cause of Samuel Life and others vs. P. G.
Sturgess and others, I shall on— .
Tuesday. August ~th, 1883,
court-day, in front of the Court-house, at Cov
ington. VI glnla, expose to sale by public auc
tion, a. 12 o'clock M , t'-at valuable farm that
was assigned to t_e plaintiffs in tbe partition
of tbe lauds of the late Reulx Hodge, deceased.
The said farm Is situated on the Healing
Springs turnpike, about eight miles North of
Covington,and contalnsby survey 536 acres.
A large portion nf it ts first-ate blue grass
laud, and 18 well watered.
The cleared laud is of fine quality, and well
adapted to the growth of the cereals.
Tbe buildings are ordinary.
A rare opportunity will be offered for the
purchase of an excellent graziug farm.
Tehms of Sale: Cash In hand sufficient to
pay tie costs of tho suit and the expenses of
the sale, and, as to the residue, upon a credit
of six, eighteen, and Unity months, tbe pur
chaser executing bonds for the deferred install
ments, with approved personal security, bear
ing Interest from date and waiving the home
stead exemption. The sale will be made In
gross aud not by the acre.
RO. L. PARRISH,
VA_._A_.Ll: IRON PROPERTY FOB
SALE.—fy virtue of ft decree of the cir
cuit court of . ugusta county, rendered at the
March Term, 1383, In thesuit of Forrer's Ex'or,
*_c. vs. Forrer, surviving, Ac... we wilt sell, at
public auction. In front of .the Court-house, on
Siturday. the 2i__ day of August, 1883,
that splendid Iron Property In the county of
Auuii.M, .tl mill s West of stuuu ton, on the line
of the Ohes. .* Ohio Railway, now known as
FF.RKOL, and formerly known as the
Elizabeth Piirnace Property,
embracing al- ut 6.500 acres of land, (In
cluding an undivided three-fifths of ecrtalh
outlying land ■). On this property.and within
easy acces-s of the Railroad, are situated the
Iron Ore beds, tbat have always made this one
of the most celebrated. If not the most valua
ble Iron properties in Virginia. Tnese ore
be sure said to be Inexhaustible in quantity,
andof ibe richest quality ol ijon ore. Tbe ore
and limestone are within less than one mile of
the depot at tbe furnace. The Improvements
on the prqperty are a
capacity B toe. a day. Shops, storehouse, ten
antibo_s_s. sta .ies. nnd qtber buildings need
edlt) running a Furnace
The Furnace, at slf. lit expense, can be put In
blast wltbin luirtj- days.
Terms of Salic Enough in cash to cqver
the costs of sale and costs of rule; tbe residue
In live equal annual payments, bearing Inter
est from the day of sale, taslng from the pur
chaser bonds with approved personal security
for said deferred installments, and the title re.
talned as ultimate security. The purchaser
will be required toglveno security on deferred
payments, upon paying twenty per cent ol
purchase money In cash.
G. M COCHRAN. Jr..
JAMES BUMGARDNER, Jr.,
J. E. ROLLER,
jy24-tds VsfcVo Commissioners,
SALE OF VALUABLE REAL. ESTATE.
Pursuant! to two deeds of trust, one exe
cuted tne 5tH day of August, 1881, recorded In
the Hustings Court Clerk's offl<_>, D. B. 8, page
302, and the other dated May llith, 1882, record
ed In tbe same Clerk's office, D. B. 8, page 409,
we will sell at public auction, in front ofthe
Uourl-house In Staunton, on
Saturday, the 18th day of August, 1883.
the 10l lowing described properly, to wit:
lst, A House and lot situated on tbe eastern
side of Augusta street, fronting on said street
38.- feet, running bnck between parallel lines
13_ifeet. now owned and occupied by David E
Strasburg. This property consists of a good
brie, house, containing eleven rooms and all
the modern appliances: well located near
the business centre, and, in every way. Is one
of the most desirable residences In the city.
2nd. A lot fronting on St. Clair street 80 feet
and running back between parallel lines to'
Madlsoa street. This lot has on it two com
fortable dwelling bouses j one fronting on
Madison street, containing eleven rooms- the
other fronting on St. Clair street, containing
nine room-*, Is located In a pleasant part ofthe
otty, and the sale offers a one opportunity to
any one wishing to purchase a desirable resi
Terms:—Cash sufficient to pay costs of exe
cuting this trust, and the amount sow in ar
rear to the Staunton Perpetual Building and
Loan Company, and the residue on a credit of
six, twelve, eighteen, twenty-four, thirty,and
thlrty-slx months, payable In equal instal
ments, the purchaser giving bonds with ap
proved personal security, bearing Interest
Tom date, and the title retained as ultimate
lecurity, or, at the option of tbe purchaser,
sash in hand to pay expenses of executing the
rnst and the arrearages due the Company,
md then he shall have the privilege of Bubstl
uting himself for and assuming the obliga
ion of the grantor in the deeds, and as to the
•esi-Jue, on like credit as mentioned above, to- <
>» secured In the same manner. Sale to com- i
nance at 3jio'clC-k. P. M. '
, ■ JOSEPH B. WOODWARD,
' : WM. A. GUSHING, <
J. S. GILLIAM, i
Tj-AR-I FOR SALEPRIVATEI.Y.-I will
i*_-_r-r_, t -'' e _-t. rm - Kn , own .,^ s *? e "W. K. Wal
lace larm, near craigsville, In Augusta Co.,
containing 853 acres, with good house
and out-houses, new Swisher barn, ■
about one bundred acres In timber, rest JUL
of land in grass; close to mill, school-house,
and several churches, 2 miles of the Railroad
Depot and Post-office. First-class marble on
Bald land, both black and coral. For further
particulars, address— R. A. WALLACE,
febO-tf Craigsville. August- Co., Va.
CO.IIIMINSIONF.R'N NALE OF VALUA
BLE CITY PROPERTY.—By virtue of a
decree of the court --"Hustings for the city of
Staunton, at Its July term, 1883, lv tbe case of
A. G. Point* vs. B. F. Polnts's Adm'r and als.,
I will sell at public auction. In front of th*
court-house In said city, that valuable *___
property, formerly owned by B. F. Points, BJ
dec'd. situated on Main street, in saldjHHL
city, adjoining the Lutheran church. Masonic
Building, N. Wayt A Bro., and others on—
Saturday, August tlh, 1883, at 4 o'clock, P. M.
Terms:—Coat* of suit and expenses of sale cash
—residue In one, two. three and lour years af
ter, and with Interest from date of sale,—pur
chaser to give bond with approved personal se
curity ; title to be retained as ultimate security.
Plat and description of this property can be
seeu at the office of White A Gordon, or store
of A. G. Points, Esq. It will be sold as a whole
or in parcels as Commissioner may teem best.
M. F. WHITE,
jylO-tds Special Commissioner.
UALE OF VALUABLE R.iL ESTATE,
i) —Pursuant io a dcree of the Husiings
Court for tbe City of Staunton, in the cause of
Mealy vs. Harris, rendered on the itith d. y of
Fedruary, 1882, as amended by decree of June
13th, 1882, I will sell, at public"auction, in front
ofthe Court-house, on—
Saturday, the "lllh day of Aug. 18__,
a Lot in tbe Northern part of Staunton, i—msx
with a good Frame House on It, adjoin- I
Ing the lot on which Joseph Karman re- JtEHL
sides, with a front of 30 feet, and a depth of —
Terms:—Cash In hand to pay the costs of
suits, and expenses of sale, and the residue on
a credit of six. twelve, and eighteen months,
from day of sale—the purchaser giving bonds
for said deferred Instalments with approved
personal security, bearing interest from date,
and walvtn . the homestead exemption, ana
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
The property will be started at th* up*., bid
JmylO-tda W. A. Hndson, Coui'r.
THE COLD SCI. HI X SPRINGS. IN
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA.,
FOR SALE ATP ÜBLIC A VCTION.
By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of
Rockbridge county, rendered May 27th, 1881, in
the pending causes of A. D. Campbell for Ac,
vs. Fl. A. Goodloe,<_c, and John D. Sterrett v*.
H. A. Goodloe, <.<;., the under-signed commis
sioners, tor the purpose appointed, will proceed
to sell at public auction, at Goshen De»ot,on—
Westnesd-iy, August fUh, 1883,
that valuable property known a- tbe COLD
81II.PHIB -PK!.<_ UN, situated lv Rock
bridge county,one mile from Onsbeo Depot on
the Chesapeake s_ Ohio Hallway, and i.ontaln
lng- . acres, more or less.
Tbls Is considered very valuable property
aud has been visited tor many yeaisby person*
afflicted wll h dyspepsia and other diseases of
the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder. 4c.—
During the past season lt has had as many vis
itors as could be accommodated. The __j
buildings are sufficient for the accom- I
modatiou of a large number of guests. AWmL
and are pleasantly located.
Terms:—Ten per cent, cash In band, 15 per
ceut. at four mnntbs from the day of sale, and
as to the residue of the putchase money In
three equal instalments, payable 12, 24, lind 30
Rs from the day of sale, ah if the deferred
nts to bear interest Irom the day of sale,
be secured by bonds wl th good aecurlty,
c to be retained as ultimate security.
S H. LETCHER.
W. P. HOUSTON.
Campbell, Auctioneer. lylO-td*
_EN HOTEL FOR SALE AT
tue of a decree of the circuit court of
dge county, rendered May 20tb, 1880 In
toery cause therein pending of A.D.
11, for, Ac,, vs. H. A. Goodloe and oth
ers, the undersigned commissioners for tha
■ appointed, will proceed to sell atpub
on, upon the premises, on—
Wednesday, August Bth, ISB3,
lock, ML, that valuable HOTEL
EBTY situated at Goshen Depot H
;. A O. Railway. JmWL
property Is considered very valuable,
having been for a long time one of the break
fast st.tlons on tbe c, A O. Railway, and ex
tensively patronized as a Summer resort.
The buildings consist ot a very large ai.d well
arranged frame Hotel, cot tastes, and the usual
The tras-t of land upon wblcb the same I* sit
uated, and which will be Bold as a whole or In
parcels as may be deemed best on the day of
sale, consists of upwards of So acres, and Is
valuable for farming purposes, building lot*.
<_c. There Is a valuable mineral spring upon
A plat of the land will be ex. v. ted upon the
the day of sale.
Te .Ma—Cash In hand sufficient to pay tho
costs of salt and sale, and as to (tie residue of
tfc|e purchase money upon credits of 1,2,3, and
4 years, In equal Instalments, hearing Interest
from the day of sale, and for which bonds will.
good security will he required, the title being
retained as ultimate security. But one-third
ofthe purchase money will .c received In lied
of per«ohal security, t|ie purchaser nsviug Ibp
property sufficiently insured to secure thp bal
ance oi the purchase uiqnev, '
H. M. BELL.
W. A. ANDERBON,
S. H. LETCHER.
W. P. HOUBTON,
B. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. JylO-tds
LAND FOR SALE.
A CHANCE FOR A B.RG .._>'.
The undersigned will sell a bargain In 52!.
Acres of Land on the Shenandoah
River, three miles below McGaheysville, Rock
ingham county. An equal number of acres
adjoining, ownsd by his brother. G. W. Mauzy,
may oe bought wlm it, If the purchaser should
prefer to buy 105, instead of 52U acres. This tract
or 105 acres,—the'baiforwhol-o! which may be
purchased,—l • bounded on Ihe East by tjie
Shenandoah River, and on the West by a pub
lic road which runs on the North through tne
timbered portion of the tract.
This land Is In a good neighborhood—within
a mile of Yancey Btatlon on tbeSben. Valley
R. R., and still nearer to the |ne marked out
for tbe Washington, Cincinnati and St. LquW
R. R., and If the connection fietweep tne Sb. q,
Valley and the Valley Railroads at Harrison
burg should he madfi, that road Ti|l rqn qu|tp
About'one-tbirdo. .-Island Is In timber of
Very Best Quality for J?lltf JE.
the pine trees being large, straight, tall ana
numerous. Besides this lumber limber, there
is auite a variety and sufficient quantity of
other timber for rail«, fuel, and otberpurposei,
consisting of different kinds of oak, hickory,
Tlie-flne lumber timber on this land conld 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 tbe owneraode
ilred, for several lumber men bave expressed
i wish and offered to buy it.
A Cash Purchaser can get a
If It were not so far from his land at McGa
leysviile, the undersigned would not sell H
This land will be shown to parties desiring
o purchase by G. W. Mauzy, who reside* on
Jub-Run three miles South of MaGaheysvllle
snd one mile from Monte Video, his Postoffice
Persons wishing to buy can call personally
iron the undersigned, or address him .s ro _.
u ..B:_ RICHARD MAU*_Y. *
apr3 Staunton. Va,