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Spectator & Vindicator
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMAER 16.
A SILVER DOLLAR MAY BE WORTH
ONLY 50 CENTS, BUT A SILVER DOLLAR
WILL GET THE SPECTATOR FOR ONE
YEAR, JUST THE SAME.
beautifully printed at the Spectator
office. An elegant new line of type
for this especial purpose.
We have a barrel factory in Staunton that
supplies barrels and staves, heads, &c, to
many mills beyond the State.
The circulation of the combined papers, the
Spectator and Vindicator, is the largest cir
culation of any paper ever published in the
An old friend of this paper, Mr. N. L.
Blakemore in renewing his subscription takes
occasion to say a word in behalf of Bryan
and Silver wbicb did us much good.
The Kindergarten opened yesterday in the
room formerly occupied by the Valley Mutual
Life Insurance Company, corner of Main and
Market streets. Miss Heffer, who was here
last year, will again have charge of it.
We have received the proceedings of the
eighth annual session of the Virginia Press
Association in this city August 11th. It was
printed at the Herald job office in FarinviHe,
and is a neat and attractive job of printing.
Mr. Thomas A. Brownlee of Greenville,
died at his home Monday morning about 9
o'clock. He was about 53 years of age and
unmarried. His funeral took place at Bethel
church yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The breaking of some of the machinery in
the power-house of the electric railway plant
last Thursday inflicted a serious loss on the
company and a great delay in travel to the
fair grounds. The break occurred about 9 a.
m. and was net repaired until about 3 p. m.
during which time travel on the line was en
The firm of Lyle Bros, handlers of Agricul
tural implements in this city, has been dis
solved by mutual consent, Mr. H. H. Lyle
retires and Mr. C. E. Young becomes a mem
ber of the new firm. (See their notice in the
advertising column.) Mr. L. J. Young, who
been with the American Stock Co., has
been employed by the new firm.
The Botetourt Agricultural and Mechancial
Association has honored the Spectator with a
complimentary ticket to its fair to be held at
Fincastie on the 29 and 30 of Sept. and 1 and
2 of October, accompanied with a most polite
letter from James McDowell, Esq., Secretary.
We upturn thanks for this compliment to the
Spectator, and assure the management of our
best wishes for the success of the institution,
md due appreciation of their remembrance.
Collar Bone Broken.
John Brown, of this city, met with a serious
accident on the first day of the fair, in which
his collar bone was broken. Ahorse ran away
and in endeavoring to keep the animal from
running over sume ladies the horse struck
Mm with the result above stated. He is get
ing on quite well and hopes to be able to at
tend to business in a week.
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A young lady teacher desires a position in a
private family as instructor in English, Math
ematics, Latin and Music. Address Miss K.
•'., Stapleton Mills, Amherst Co., Va.
A good cow is wanted at 210 Kalorama St.
or apply to M. B. Smart.
The Weinberg Clothing Co. announce their
~,. full opening, it is immense, and they say they
will save you money.
Your attention is called to the dissolution
notice of Lyle Bros. Mr. H- H. Lyle retires
nis interest having been purchased by Mr. C.
E. Young. Mr. L. D. Young, formerly with
*he American Stock Co., is with the new firm.
McH. Holliday, the up-to-date shoe dealer,
■Us your attention to his new line of Derby
its, which will plea3e you, both in style and
A friend of the Spectator, and free silver
■* rites as follows to us:—
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 9, 1896.
I attended a meeting at this place to-night
where Senator Tillman of South Carolina
spoke. And there were at least 2,500 people
in the building and no end to people trying
to get in to hear him. And I must say it was
ii silver crowd for, they cheered him to the
'cho. He asked the audience, who were in
iavor of free silver, and who intended to vote
for Bryan & Sewall to hold up their hands.
And I am frank to say that nearly every man
:'ii the building held up his hands. Then he
asked those who were opposed to Bryan and
r silver to hold up their hands, and I do
► . Loi believe there were a dozen in the building.
f never heard Tillman before, but he is a
dat speaker, and handles the question well.
mow he is a fearless man, and does not
imitate to speak what he thinks, I could hear,
;"Dple all around me, speaking well of Bryan
*ewall and free silver, though we have no
..ice in Perm., we will cast a large vote
■ _ all I can see and gather from tbe people.
s was an audience of good people intelli
i people, and a great many workingmen
) intend to support the ticket and will work
it. Mr. Tillman had a severe cold, and was
.it: at his best, though he made a great im
p • ision and when he spoke of the victory
in Arkansas, you never heard such cheer
in!.':.'your life. The people seem to be full
o' it and it is my opinion that Bryan &
) Se • til will get a large vote in this State. We
i ;-t keep up the good work, and victory is
ours on Nov. 3rd.
I am truly yours,
i Sampson, Va., Sept. Bth, 1896.
Yesterday Charles Craig and a young man
¥ .. the name of Blackwell killed a large snake
■ the street of Sampson. This snake was of
- it is known as the spread-head kind and
v, as the largest snake seen in this section for
a iong time. These snakes are said to be as
pcisonous as a rattlesnake.
it. F. M. Clayter had very bad luck yester
•!■ y. He was moving his engine to Koiner's
8! ire and in going up a hill near William
jj ' chenours, the drive-chain broke. There
? no way then to hold the engine, and it
back down the hill and was overturned,
• iking it all to pieces. Many people went
>c the wreck, for wreck it was, some of
■ ..<• large wheels having been broken in many
•> ces. It will cost Mr. Clayter several hun
, "■! dollars to have if repaired.
''he sound-money Democrat lizzie cuts no
. ire in this section. The people have had
r. John W. Powel's son ran away from
c last week. This boy is about sixteen
i old. His father went to hunt him, but
Uii ajr got enough in a short time, and got
'.in before hi? father. We have not heard
■■ . lappened after bis return.
I William ltushton of Sampson has just
■, t * ' ned from a trip in the mountains above
■ :,: .st of the corn is in shock and people are
H in - seeling. A much larger crop, of wheat
H . be put on' this year than last, and most
H te ground is in good condition forseeding.
H "o one will complain this year on account
H short corn crop.
H i.-m labor is very much in demand here
H but hands are scarce and hard to get at
H irjce. * t t#
Ir since Cain went into the land of Nod
10k unto himself a wife, —presumably
od's daughter, as the Smith's, Brown's
Dnes' are not mentioned in the society
i of that delightful period,—more or less
st and excitement attaches to every
age. Even the absurd prophetic bad
ittending the postponement of a wed
ding still finds lodgement in the minds of
many, and they persistently harp on this
Bt whenever occasion arises. The mar
of Mr. Oscar Henkle to Miss Mary
, which had to be postponed from last
s week on account of Mr. Henkle's
serious illness, will be consummated on Wed
nesday, 16th. They are both happy, joyous
I people, whose future could not be
er, aud 1 certainly hope no cloud of
ck will ever hang over their heads re
t upon an unavoidable postponement,
country people are finding out at last
iversified farming is the only kind that
ay here in the future, it matters not
lay be elected. But just what kinds of
products to tackle they will have to find out
as the merchant does the kind of wares his
trade requires. This year everybody went in
for potatoes, and the result is that they are
worth from 1G to 20 cents. And thereby
Is a tale. A few days ago a farmer ap
:hed one of our brokers and wanted to
potatoes for clover seed. The broker
o the farmer, who is known to be a sil
s, bring me 16 bushels of potatoes and I
will give you 1 of clover seed.
The colored Methodists of Waynesboro and
Basic are having their periodical camp meet
ing in the shady groves of Steele's Run, just
back ot Basic City. Large crowds are in at
tendance, both of white and colored people.
The improvement at Ford's Lithia Springs
goes grandly on. A large cottage was added
last week to the plans, and will be located on
the extreme Southern portion of the lawn.
One hundred chambers will be added to this
already commodious building, and all of the
work described, will be commenced at once.
In fact the foundations are up.
Misses Bell and Johnson, of Mount Sidney,
visited Mrs. Peter Hanger, of First and Chest
nut streets, last week.
Mrs. Dr. J. B. Winston, and daughter, Miss
Mary, attended the marriage last week of Mr.
W. A. Brattan to Miss Berry Cologne, in
Fauquier county. The nuptials were cele-
Bat high noon, and the happy couple
c "F. F. V." for Washington and the
May Loth, who has been visiting
friends in Greenville, Va., for some time, re
turned to her hpme in this place last week,
accompanied by her friend, Miss Lessie R.
Dr. R. B. Fishburne, a former Waynesboro
boy, now of Loudoun county, is spending a
few days with his three brothers, Messrs. E.
G., Jas. A. and W. N. Fishburne, of our
town. Dr. Fishburne was at one time a mis
sionary physician to China.
■E. W. Shelton, who severed his connec
ith Messrs. Kohen Bros, some months
ago to study dentistry, has gone back to his
first love and re-engaged with the above firm.
Selling calico is' easier than pulling teeth,
Ih the extraction of eye-teeth is some
experienced in both professions,
order of I. 0. 0. F. gave a grand
c, supper and speech making in Basic
londay night. The parade began in
Waynesboro and wound up in Basic. It was
a very enjoyable occasion.
Dr. Robert Preston, of Marion, near Abing
don, Va., stopped for a few cisys last week,
with his cousin, Mrs W. H. Leyburn, of
>. Thomas Aude, of Bethlehem, or Ladd,
t his residence last Friday morning, and
uried in the Lutheran Cemetery near
Saturday evening at 4 o'clock. Maj.
Aude was a native of England. He came to
this country about 40 years ago, married Miss
Fannie Coiner, daughter of David Coiner,
and sister to our well-known citizen, George
,K. Coiner, near this place. The deceased
| leaves a wife, one son and one daughter to
j mourn his loss, and to whom the sympathy
of our whole community goes out.
Miss Annie Grove, of New Market, Va., is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Elijah Coiner, near
Mrs. Fox, the mother of our townsman, Dr.
A. C. Fox. having spent awhile both here and
with her other son, Dr. J. Frank Fox, of
Blueiield, W. Va., has returned to her home
in North Carolina.
The fraternization among the various
Ihes here is conspicuously on the mi
. A few weeks ago the Methodists and
yterians worshiped together in the M.
arch. Last Sabbath the Presbyterians
lethodists held a union service in the
yterian church, when Rev. Mr. White,
the Methodist minister, preached. Thus good
fellowship is growing.
Our friend, Roadcap, who pulled up root
and branch and moved to Texas last Spring,
has returned, and will end his days in Old
Augusta. He says people may talk of Texas,
Rrnia, the Vale of Cashmere and Eutopia;
give him old Virginia forever hereafter, j
SIT. SIIJNKY ITKMS.
The Mt. Sidney Bryan, Sewall and Flood
Free Silver Club held its regular meeting on
last Thursday night.
The Club was addressed by two prominent
lawyers, Messrs. Chas. Cnrry and R. L. Gray-
Mr. Gray opened with a very forcible argu
ment in favor of bimetalism and the restora
tion of the right of silver to free and unlimit
ed coinage by the mints. His speech was as
patriotic as those of "76," and was well receiv
ed by the liberty-loving people of this vici
Mr. Curry was then introduced and was
welcomed with a loud applause from the whole
audience. He proceeded by treading upon the
keynotes of the financial question, and
brought out his points so clearly, "that a way
faring man though a fool could not err there
in." His speech signified that he had made a
careful steady of the political issues of the sil-
Irty of Virginia. In closing he charged
triots of Old Augusta to put on their
, and be ready the 3rd of November to
the world that you are for liberty and
mdence and not for the shylocks and
polies, who are like a leach on a poor
ken in this campaign. His working
s are great and we think he is making
a gallant fight.
I club adjourned to meet on Thursday
Sept. 24tb. K. H.
last Wednesday there was a meeting at
lard of the D. D. &B. Institution, with
! members present. The affairs of the
ltion were gone over, and found to be
ing proper shape. Mr. Briggs, who was
I monitor of boys at thegeneral election
cers and teachers in June iast resigned
isition to which he had been elected, on
it of his defective eyesight and Mr. C.
es, of Albemarle, was elected in his
The work of the Executive Committee
me over and approved. About 140 chil
lave arrived aud there :ire about twenty
ore applications which if granted will
! school to overflowing.
JEW 'SPAPKIS OH I'LIT i-'OK S -■- LIS.
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the advertisement of a newspaper outfit
ere and for sale. All who are interest
jold itad :he announcement.
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are permanent;? injurious. Being w.»ll-in
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STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR.
I Rev. Geo. E. Shuey and family of Harrison
burg, are visiting relatives in Augusts county.
C. T. Hite has taken a position on the Clif
ton Forge Review.
Mrs. Douglas Gray, of New Mexico, who has
been visiting here, left last week for Colorado.
Mr. Geo. A. Coiner is one of the electors on
the Populist ticket for this district.
Prof. W. A. Bowels, of the D. D. & B. Insti
tution, was in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Hon. Marshall Hanger, Consul to Bermuda,
is at home on a vacation.
Mrs. J. A. Hiner and little son left for Louis
ville, their home, on Saturday morning.
Dr. Hunter McGuire, who has been in Eu
rope, sailed for home Saturday.
Mr. Isaac Witz left on Saturday for an ex
tended trip through New York and Canada.
W. B. Trout left for Charlottesville Satur
day, where he will enter the University of Va.
Miss Moon and MissJFrancisco, grand-daugh
ters of the late Rob't J. Glendy, have been in
the city for some days.
Lute D. Young, formerly with the Ameri
can Stock Company, has taken a position with
Lyle Bros, as a traveling salesman.
Withers Shelton, of Wilmington, Del., son
of Dr. T. W. Shelton, is here on a visit te his
Mr. T. K. Hackman, of the Staunton bar,
was in attendance on the Circuit court of Rock
bridge last week.
M. Summerfield of the Palais Royal, is in
the Northern cities laying in his fall and win
Dr. W. H. Goode and wife have gone to Old
Point Comfort, where tney will spend a
Miss Emma Lou and Bessie Merritt and Miss i
Birch, of Greenville, are the guests of the |
Misses Hogshead, on West Main St.
Miss Gussie Johnson of Mt. Sidney, who
has been visiting in Waynesboro, is at home
Mr. J. H. Diamond, of Churchville, was
amongst his many friends in the city last
R. E. Lancaster, of Richmond, one of the
Palmer and Buckner managers was in the city,
arranging the conduct of the campaign.
Edwin M. Taylor, of Baltimore, has been
spending a few days with his brother, James
R. Taylor, on Berkeley street.
Mrs. J. M. Spotts, who has been quite ill for
some weeks, is so much better that she has
been able to drive out in the last few days.
Kanet Bell has returned from Berry
lere she has been on a visit to Miss
Walter Hight was tried in the Hustings
Court of this city last week, for malicious cut
ting and sentenced to six months in jail.
Dr. H. R. Morrison, City Physician, has
gone*to Rockbridge to see his father, who is
reported to be ill.
Miss Alice Steinbock, who has been spend
ing the summer in Highiand county, returned
Mrs. B. B. Eskridge, who has been spending
the summer at her old home in Mexico, Mo.,
returned to Staunton last week.
H "Sandy" Crawford, who has been in |
nty for some time at the residence of
Mr. Ben Craig, has returned to Nashville,
MJ. M. Wells of JBuena Vista, has ac
the call extended to him to become
pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of
8 JMiss Willie Cupp, of San Francisco, Cal., is
in the city, having been called to the bedside
of her sister, Mrs. O. H. Gresham, who has
been very 111 of typhoid fever.
Mr. H. L. Lang left Monday for Providence ■
R. 1., where he will visit friends. On his re
turn home he will stop in New York to pur
chase his Christmas stock.
Capt. Thos. A. Blackford left Monday for
Ogontz, Pa., to take the position of coninian
dantjof the Cheltenham Military Institute to
which he was elected some time ago.
Mr. A. E. Harnsberger, Proprietor of the
Racket Store, left for a two weeks business
trip to New York, where he is purchasing
fall and winter goods.
Mrs. Jemima Koiner has been on a visit to
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sam'l Koiner in Rock
ingham, who has been quite sick, but is now
Lee Antrim, son of Mr. T. H. Antrim of
Waynesboro, who has been on a visit to his
father there, has returned to his home In
Enoch H. Moore of Academy, Pocahontas
Co., was in the city last week accompanied by
his daughter, whom he placed at school at
the Wesleyan Institute in this city.
Professor McQuaine, of Pendleton county,
W. Va., was in the city last week. He is a
graduate of the D. D. & B. Institute in the
I blind department.
Dr. W. B. Wayt, son of Dr. N. Wayt of :his
city, has secured a posjtioii in the Sanitarium
in Baltimore and will ihonly remove to that
Mr. Chas. Dana Gibson,, of Ne\v York, the
well known pen-and ink art.ist, with his wife
and a party of friends. Has registered at the
Eakleton Hotel on last Thursday.
j Dr. J. E. Chancellor, at one time demons
trator of anatamy at the University of Va.,
died at his home in Charlottesville on the I2th
Rev. Dr. W. D.Morton, of Henderson, N.C.,
filled the pulpit of the Second Presbyterian
church last Sunday morning and night He
will also preach there again next Sabbath.
Dr. S. P. Patterson, of Hnutersville, W.Va.i
and his son, Harry, were in the city this week
on a visit to Dr. H. M. Patterson, who has
been quite ill for some time. We are inform
ed he is much improved in the last few days.
Miss Ellen Giugon, who has been summer
ing on the coast of Maine, is again with her
aunt, Mrs. Chesley Kinney at tbe Hotel
Frederick, after a short visit to friends in New
Bedford, Mass., on her return home.
Mr. Wm. H. Bailie, formerly of Staunton,
but now connected with the Internal Revenue
Department at Lynchburg, was in the city
Saturday, and was warmly welcomed by his
Emery Smith and Jim Smith, sons of Capt.
E. A. Smith, of Marlinton, W. Va., aad
Paris Y'eager, of the same town, called at the
Spectator office on last Friday, on their way
to College, the first to Washington and Lee,
and the other two to the University of W.Va.
Jno. T. Harris. Winfield Liggett, Edward S,
Conrad, Gen. J. E. Roller, of Harrisonburg!
Capt. R. S. Parrish, of Covington, J. T. Mc
■r and Jno. W. Stephenson, of Warm
i, were in attendance on the Supreme
i are out for the marriage of Miss Gussie
daughter of Capt. Frank Bailey, to
wis Parnsh, a well known employee of
Joseph A. Barkman, of this city. The mar
riage will take place in the Baptist church, to
morrow the 17th inst., at 11.30 a. m.
i Presbyterian chnrch of the Covenant, comer
of Holland and Strieker Sts., Baltimore, died
of typhoid fever in that city on last Saturday,
aged about forty-five years. He was a native
of Augusta county and a graduate of Hainp
Dr. E. T. Wayman, of this city, has recent
ly received an interesting letter from Miss
Irene P. Mann, a missionary at Aornori, Japan,
in which she gives an encouraging account of
her work there and her manner of living.
The letter bears date July 31. Her friends win
be glad to learn that she is well, bnt leading a
life which she says is one of very great
liness and that she is frequently afflicted with
a feeling of almost heart-breaking home sick-
Washington Snyder, a prosperous farmer of
Highland county, living about t vo miles east
of Monterey, died at his home on Tuesday of
last week, after a brief illness from pneumo
nia, aged about forty-one years.
Peter Gam, one of the most influential cit
izensl of Highland, was, on the Bth instant,
married to Miss Hi fa Lightnerof Bath county,
the Rev. C. W, Trawick officiating.
George H. Byrd, a resident of Back Creek,
and one of the best known and most influen
tial men in the county, died at his home at
Valley Center on Tuesday evening of last
week, aged seventy-seven years. His remains
were buried at Green Hill on Wednesday af
ternoon, after a funeral service, by the Rev.
W. H. Woolf, assisted by tbe Revs. A. Q.
Flaherty and C. M. Anderson.
Hon. H. W. Flournoy of Richmond will
address the citizens of Highland county at the
Courthouse on Tuesday, the 29th instant, in
favor of Bryan and Sewall and Free Silver.
Mr. Charles Hall and Miss Kate Whitelaw
of High Town, were married on the 11th in
stant, by the Rev. C. W. Trawick at the resi
dence of Mrs. C. G, Cross in Monterey. After
the ceremony they left for Grant county, W.
Va., where they will reside.
The Cunningham House in Monterey has
changed hands. Mr. Cunningham has re
moved to his residence in the lower part of
town, and Mr. Andrews has taken charge of
the hotel and it will hereafter be conducted
under the name of the Central Hotel.
During the last few days Highland has
been called upon to lay to rest three of her
oldest and most reliable citizens. Michael
Trainer, William Swadley, and George H.
Byrd, all of the Crabbottom Valley, have just
passed to their final account; aged 82, Bs, and
79 years, respectively.
A POPULAR CIRCUS.
The New Great Syndicate Shows Absolutely
Whenever the New Great Syndicate Shows
and Paris Hippodrome has exhibited this
year, it has drawn crowded tents, thus prov
ing that the new organization has secured the
public's fullest approval. The new organiza
tion is composed of the very best and most
widely experienced show men of both Europe
and America, and is under the capable direc
tion of Mr. J. N. Rentfrow, a manager of ex
tensive experience and pre-eminent ability.
As per press notices of all cities where it has
exhibited, the show is one of the best that
travels and has firmly established its reputa
tion to present one of the very best and clean
est entertainments. The Circus is given
simultaneously in three rings and on two cele
brated stages. The hippodrome track is a
quarter of a mile around, which encircles the
rings is used for the races and olympian sports.
The Menagerie department is very fine, em
bracing a large and costly variety of wild
beasts. One of its most interesting features is
a flock of huge African ostriches, which the
management purchased and imported after a
costly outlay. The Great Syndicate Show is
the only circus exhibiting such a feature. This
show exhibits at Staunton, Thursday, Sept.
fkom Mcdowell, mghland.
McDowell, Va., Sept. 14,1866
The reception given Capt. W. R. Lyman and
the reunion of survivors of his old company
(company B, 31 Va. Regiment Infantry) was
held at this place on last Saturday, and was
attended by about five hundred persons. There
were about twenty five of the captains old
company present, they with several of the
members of company E, same regiment form
ed into line and were drilled by Capt. Harmon
Hiner and Dr. H. H. Jones.
The Monterey Cornet Band was present and
favored the crowd with some excellent music.
Addresses were made by Captains Lyman,
Harmon Hiner and J. C. Matheny and Rev-
Trawich and Dr. Jones. It was very touching
to see Capt. Lyman as he met the boys one by
one, often would they stand with grasped
hands looking each into the others eyes un
able to utter a word but stand silent soul com
muning with soul. Often as the boys" would
gather around their old commander and re
count the dangers and hard ships through
which they had passed could ba seen the un
bidden tear glistening in the eyes of bearded
One of the most touching incidents of the
occasion was the exhibiting by Capt. Lyman
of the uniform of Capt. Rob't Bradshaw, first
captain of Co. B, who was killed at Port Re
public. As we gazed upon the empty uniform
and thought of that manly form long since
laid to rest in a soldier's grave and as we look
ed upon his aged mother and his brother, Mr.
J. B. Bradshaw feelings of love to sacred for
expression welled up within us and many
were the resolutions made by the young to
pattern their lives after the life of Capt,. Rob't
Mr. J. W. Click, one of BrinV;w»wM most
' enterprising business men callcl •>? ' ■'
: last week, and we "•.■ariie.l from bite U
'D. X W. Ey. will make i ,nave'i*Tluin' a short
time, to this extent. IL will move its depot
: down into the town, it will begin, the bridge
I across the river and will improve its freight
j facOfc tea at that important town. Capt. Reiu
' hart was called to New York last week by the
death of his brother and has not yet returned,
but Mr. Cornell, the chief engineeer and Mr.
Hayse one of the contractors are there and
the line beyond Bridgewater is being careful
ly surveyed but as yet has not been agreed
Mr. James Walker, a native of Scotland,
died at his home on Lewis street on Sunday
morning last about 2 o'clock. Mr. Walker
came to this country in 1889, and his wife,
(Miss Alice Kenoway) also a native of Scot
land, who died some months ago, came over
the next year, and was married to Mr. Walker
by Rev. J. T. Williams. Mr. Walker had all
the Stirling qualities for which the Scotch
Pc famed, and was an earnest Chris
: is survived by two little sons aged
attending the fair last week Miss
eflin, residing a few milps northwest
of Staunton, in attempting to walk down the
steps in the grand stands, fell. Upon exami
nation by a physician, it was found that the
large bone of her right fore-arm was fractured
near the wrist joint. After the bone was set
and arm dressed she was taken to the residence
. « m *—'
j The Augusta Live Stock Association held its
exhibition last week under favorable auspices,
'as to weather. A good turnout of people ap
! peared each day, and the exhibition of stock
! whilst quite creditable was not as large as was
I desired. The running races were good and the
i trotting fair, so was the bicycle race. The
I balloonist did not appear, but the fakir was
i there in good shape. Some entirely new ma
! chinery was exhibited, to-wit a corn husker
j exhibited by Dennis Brown, Which Dids fair
I to revolutionize the corn husking of this couu
| try. If was a good place for our people to
meet and renew acquaintance, look at the
j stock see a race, and go home feeling better
] for having broken the routine of every day
'•As if a brick were lying in my stomach"
is the description by a dyspeptic of his feeling
This is one of the commonest symptoms of
i indigestion. If you have it, take Shaker
I Not only this symptom, but all the symp
toms of indigestion are cured by Shaker Diges
tive Cordial. . .. n _
So many medicines to cure this one disor
der. Only one that can be called successful,
because only one that acts in sample, natural,
and yet scientific way. Shaker Digestive Cor
dial. . . _-£
Purely vegetable, and containing no dan
gerous ingredients, Shaker Digestive Cordial
tones up, strengthens, and restores to neaitn
Kreme Court or Appeals.
upreme Court of Appeals Monday
the case of the Diamond State Iron Company
vs. Alexander K. Kasig & Co. was argued and
-The cause of A. A. Moss, who asked for a
writ of prohibition in an election contest
pending in Newport News, in which C. W.
Reynolds is contestant and A. A. Moss con
testee, was argued and submitted.
K. E. R. Nelson, of Staunton, John G.
Hayth, of Buena Vista, and A. R. Garrett, of
Newport News, were granted leave to practice
Rev. Dr. John a. Preston of Charlotte, N.
C, died in Lexington, Va., on Monday
morning at 6 o'clock, after a long illness. Dr.
Preston was formerly pastor of Tinkling
Spring church in this county, the pastorate
of which he resigned some years ago, going
to Florence, Ala , where he remained five
years, and at the time of his death was pastor
of the Presbyterian church Nat Charlotte, N.
C. Dr. Preston was a son of the late Col.
Wm. L. Preston, for mano years a professor
at the Nirginia Military Institute. He is sur
vived by his wife and several children.
There will be a Bryan and Sewall flag rais
ing at Bolivar precinct, just East of town on
9 * -9
STAnsTON. Va.. Sep. 15th, 1898.
Appies green perbushel 30a42
New- BACON-country cured.
Corn ••• 33a35
Eggs 10 to 12
Piour—patent ** 25(aH.50
f amUy Ist 3.85t04.25
New process, extra $3.50®4.00
Lard a <
New Potatoes-Irish 25a*>
Vinegar—pure apple I*s
Old Wheat ... 6ac
New wheat •.. JOe
Bauos—country, see coun ry pro uce.
Western, canvas hams ...14@15
long clear sides 4&c
" short clear sides 4&c
- bellies 5c
' parafßnewax , . 26
Coffee—Rio...... r JS^S
Cotton Yarns—V bunch •-••_____!
Fish—Mackerel $_ 00@20 00
Fuse, ¥I,ooofeet »2.50@*7 00
Lard, western—Tierces, bbs., tubs... 4@sc
New Orleans _*y45
Porto Rico 22@30
West India..; 20@45
Powder—Rifle, F. F. F. g. 25 ft keg *4 50
-*keg 2 50
X -eg 1 50
Ducking,* keg 300
Blasting Powder, V keg 175
Salt »1 10@I 10
Spices—Pepper, grain JS^JS
Pepper, ground 10(5)10
Allspice, grain _f
Allspice, grouna 120
Sugar—Cut loaf 5.26
Hay. Plaster, Lime, Ac.
Hay—Timothy, T ton *900@1000
C10ver','V}t0ni."".."'............. ..*6to 7
Plaster—ground, V ton .. *0
Lime —V barrel *1 OOtO
Mill Feed—V ton 5 15 ®} 0
Canned Fruits. ,
Apples—3lts cans * doz 90
Tomatoes—3fe 75a 90
_iuuors. Wines, _c.
Sap^l^r?. o .™™. 0 . I ?.'.'.''.'.'.'!.'.'.'..'-.'-!.' 13 oO&li' 00
joists, as to length aud sizes 14 00®.>5 00
Flooring—heart ■•• 30 00@48 00
Sap W J__22_l
Laths, V 1,000 $2 50a3 00
Shingles * 1 000 ~3 75a4 50
Hides* Leather, _c. j
Hides—wet salted if-' 00 !
Dry salted W
I Bh_ i a' martet shovca no im
> pri>v<»meiit in the activity as compared with
that of last »'efiV, but was slow throughout,
vith prices 10al5c oft from those recorded
then, the greater decline being in the medium
grades. The quality generally averaged bet
ter than it did last week, there being rather
more tops and medium grades than there
were there. Prices of beef cattle this week
ranged as follows:
Generally rated first quality 3 90:34 00
Medium or good fair quality 3 00g3 40
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and _„„_,„
Cows 3 00 aW 30
Of the cattle received 1714 came from Virgin
Sheep and Lambs.—The receipts are nearly
4 000 head less than they were last week.
Values are without change. Sheep selling at
l)6a3c per lb. and a few extra at 3,¥ c per lb
gross. Lambs sell at 3a4c per lb, and a few
extra at 4¥ c per lb. Trade is reported as be
ing fair for good sheep, and lambs are quite
dull for common stock.
Hogs—There is no change in quotations
since Monday, there being numbers left from
that day and with trade very sluggish.
MrLcn Cows.—A fair trade only Is reported
for good cows and values easier. Prices for
common to. fair ranged at $15a35 per head,
with extra at *40a45 per head.
Calves.—4. fair trade is reported for vealg,
but value* are a small fraction lower. Quota
tions at 4asc per lb., with a few extra at 5Kc
MICHAEL—SHEETS.—On Sunday last, the
15th Instant, at Sprlns Hill, by the Rev. K.
Hott, Charles E. Michael to Miss Janetta C.
Sheets, daughter of Andrew Sheets, Esq.
HUFFMAN—LANDES.—At Salem Church on
yesterday, 15th instant, J. Samuel Huffman
to Miss Emma K. Landes, all of thi3 county.
SWINK—KERB.—At the bride's residence at
New Hope, on the 10th lust., by the Rev. J.
N. Vandevander, Mr. Charles Bwink and Mrs.
Isabella Waddell Kerr, all of this county.
A cream of Tartar baking powder.- Bighest
of all In leavening strength.— Latest United
States Government Food Report.
Royal lUKinii.PowDEa Co., New York City
vrrAJ-'TI'..) -w e want several competent
SB? Tv- "ffuiL BENE C |lT 0 80ci
sept r-acs '
PUS OF 33 SHAKES OF STOCK IN THE
BRANDON LAND COMPANY.-Pursuant
toaresmuUJnof the Board of Directors of
the Brandon Land Company, I shalsell at
public auction at the front door of the court
house in the city of Staunton, Va., on
Saturday, the 3rd day of October, 1896,
the following shares of stock in said Compa
n ?6Shares'belonginK to the estate of John
Winter, deceased, and 16 shares belonging to
E Tto"ale t w K ill'be made to pay the assess
ments due and unpaid respectively on said
stock. LIGH xjjER, Secty
sept 2-sts of the Brandon Land Co.
I,E OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE,
mant to a decree of the ciroult court of
sta Co., Va., in the cause of S. A. Crozer
ie Grottoes of the Shenandoah & als., we
ill at public auction, on the premises, In
of the Shendun Hotel site, Shendun, Va.,
Thursday, the 24th, day of Sept. 1896,
the following real estate known as the
Grottoes of the Shenandoah, follows, to
ML Aftract lying between Cave Hill and
South River containing two acres more or less.
2d A tract known as the Weyer's Cave tract
containing 52 acres and the celebrated Weyer's
I A tract known as the Cave of Fountains
said tract containing 18 acres and the
A tract containing 52acres moreor less
i embraces the Hotel site. Upon the fol
IMS—Cash lnhandsufflclent to pay costs
t and expenses of sale, and the residue on
lit of one and two years evidenced by the
iof the purchaser with approved personal
ity, the title to be retained as ultimate
ty. But the purchaser may at any time
pate the maturity ot said purchase mon
famous Grottoes of theShenandoah, em
ig the Cave of Fountains and Weyer 's
aiesitnated near the line of the Valley
Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad about
seventeen miles from Staunton, Va. They are
well known to tourist and pleasure-seekers;
and this sale offers a&reat opportunity for the
acquisition and opening of an attractive Sum-
R=sort in a beautiful and salobrlus region.
a Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
, 1, Jos B. Woodward.Clerk of the court afore
said do certify that A. C. Gordon has executed
the bond required by decree of sale in the chan>
eery cause of S. A. Crozer vs. the Grottoes of the
Shenandoah, Ac., now pending in said court.
Given under my hand this 18th day of August,
1896. JOS. B. WOODWARD,
aug 21-tde Clerk.
Valuable Real Estate
Byvirtnr <»■-.;•- -of the Circuit, Court of
Augusta c t*>- >- tbfc May terra, 1896, in the
chancery >rd vs. Humphries, the,
tmdersfe ■'■ • Monet* will offer foe sale,
atpubli' «w tWo !v > i-'untof the court hoosf ;
Moi.Jfl.; September 189<>,
(County r.=>*i esit>"p ;
In Augusta county, vle;—
Ist. A tract o<" Si-;iy-th*eJ' acres conveyed
to J. G. Humphries by deed of G. W. Berlin. <if |
date January 25, 1886, and recorded In the j
■Clerk's office of Augusta County Uouix In D. B.
116, page 24.
2nd. A tract of Forty-nine acres, two roods,
part of the original tract ot 553# acres, con
veyed to Humphries by deed of G. W. Berlin,
of date May 17,1883, and recorded In said office
in D. B. 101, page 277.
3rd. An undivided one-half interest in a
tract of 138 acres, being also a part of the
said original tract of 553 X acres aforesaid.
But the tract of 49 acres, 2 roods, and the un
divided one-half Interest on the 138 acre tract
will be sold, subject to the Interest of John W.
Palmer, in deed to one-half of all mineral
rights in said tracts.
The above real estate Is situated in the
northeast part of Augusta county, near the
line of the Shenandoah Valley R. R.
TERMS:—Cash as to costs of suit and ex
penses of sale; the residue on a credit of 6, 12
and 18 months, evidenced by the purchaser's
bonds with approved personal security, the
title to be retained as ultimate security.
A. C. GORDON,
O. B. ROLLER,
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
I, Jos. B. Woodward. Clerk of the Court
aforesaid do certify that A. C. Gordon has ex
ecuted the bond required by decree of sale in
the chancery cause of Rob't Alfoid's Admr.
vs. J. G. Humphries now pending in said
Given under my hand this 18th daj of Au
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk.
[E. M. dishing & Son, Auctioneers.]
The Ast Land.
In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit court
of Augusta county rendered on the 14th day
of Ma-, 1896, to the cause of Asts guardian vs.
Asts infanta, &c, the undersigned commis
sioners will proceed, In front of the court
house In Staunton, on
Saturday, the stli day of .September, 1896,
at 4 o'clock P. M.
to sell at public auction, that valuable tract
of land containing about 100 acres, hereto
fore sold in said cause to Reeves Catt, and
constituting part of the property of the Staun
ton improvement Company. The land lies
immediately North of the city of Staunton In
Augusta county, and Is a very desirable prop
erty. It will be offered in the following man-
Thelots.listedin the report of the MasterCom
mlssioner in said cause as baling been sold by
the Staunton Improvement Company on the !
12th day of August, 1891. will be first offered, all ]
streets and alleys, as laid out and opened by I
said Company, to remain open; should there be
a deficiency in the purchase money or these lots
to pay the debt and costs for which the land i«
liable, the lota listed in said report nt> cold by
said Comp»ny ou Uie IKb day of August. 1891 |
wUlben'.-i oil', re J, said streets and ailiy- I. >
liptiiae aforakid; should there ft
Dcy, the'o's listed In said report M lok]
ew&nj i.ii jb6«Mrtfßy-Brswft©bstJ
be ixl ot'«reJ, fu:d streets and alley*]
D ■', tiaa aforesaid; and should U
■itrti iony, tbe lots liaied in said re
ji*ui. wu on the _Ui ilay ol isovem
, v/.l >c nex'- ottered, said streftteaud
> re ..alii open as aforesaid, should
li be a deficiency in paving said debt
ts the tract as a whole of
wnat is known as tho Robertson lot with its
appurtenant street and alley) will be next otter
ed, all streets and alleys other than the Robert
son, to be closed, and the property will be sold
as a whole or In parcels, as It brings thebest
TERMS OF SALE—Cash In hand to pay tiie
costs of the rule against Reeves Cattand his su
reties, and the costs of the amended and supple
mental bills, and tbe costs of sale, together with
any taxes unpaid on said tract or any part
thereof, aud as to the residue on credits of
one, twoand three years. In equal installments,
the purchaser to execute bonds with approved
personalsecuritv for the deferred payments,
and the title to be retained as ultimate secur
RICHARD P. BELL, '
Clerk' Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
. I, Jos. B. Woodward, clerk of the court afore
said do certify that Rlcbard P, Bell has exe
cuted the tond required by aecree ot sale in Iro
chancery cause of Asts Guardian vs. Ast el als,
now pending in said conrt. Given under my
hand this 4th day of August, 1896.
■aug 7-tde Clerk.
The above sale is postponed to
Monday, 38th day of September, 1860,
Coanty (Court-day)—at the same place.
RICHARD P. BELL,
Sept 9-3ts Commissioners.
VIRGINIA:— In the Clerk s office of the Court
of Hustings for the City of Staunton,
t Sept. sth, 1896.
Henry W. Holt, Special Receiver Plaintiff,
Albert J. Dabney. Charlotte Augusta
Dabney and Robert Crenshaw, Trus
The object of this suit Is to have set aside
and annulled a certain deed of conveyance
from Albert J. Dabney to Robert Crenshaw.
Trustee for Charlotte Augusta Dabney, con
veying the real estate owned by Albert J. Dab
ney in tiie city of Staunton, upon certaiu trusts
in said deed mentioned, and to have the real
estate sold and the proceeds applied as far as
may be necessary to the payment of complain
ant's debt Set up In this cause.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that the
defendant, Robert Crenshaw, Trustee, is a non
resident of this State, it is ordered that be do
appear here within fifteen days after due pub
lication of this notice, and do what is neces
sary to protect his interest.
NEWTON ARGENBRIGHT, Clerk.
F. 11. Kennedy, p. q.
W IRGINIA—In the Clerk's Office of the Court
' V of Hustings for the City of Staunton,
Fannie L. Cox, Plaintiff,
J. L. Cox, Defendant.
The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce
a vinculo matrimonii by Fannie L. Cox from
J. L. Cox.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that the
said J. L. Cox is a non-resident of the State 1
of Virginia, it is ordered that he do appear
here within fifteen days after due publication
of this notice and do what is necessary to pro
tect Ids interest.
NEWTON ARGENBRIGHT, Cleri.
W H. Landes, p.q. sept9-lm
rp 0 TEACHERS.—Buildings ot a most sult-
JL able nature for the establishment of a
school located at Huntersville, Pocahontas
county, W. Va., are Jor rent or sale. The peo
ple are prosperous and It Is a splendid oppor
tunity for any enterprising teacher. For fur
ther particulars, addrese this Office.
APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS.
The various District Boards of School Trustees will meet to appoint and contract with
teachers at the foUowlng times and places:
BPVifRiVMA»r I D APPOINT. CONTRACT. SCHOOLS BEGIN MEET AT
NORTH rnvw? 08, r£ p & ml> £ rl9 S S et_t _ n, Octobers STAUNTON.
SinmiHrvli! October 17 October 24 November 2 PABNABBUS,
rottth rivlh * § e P* em 5 cr 2* September 24 October 19 NEW HOPE,
HTVFHHRATO' t cp J emb i r S 2 c J°„ er _' October- WAYNBSBOEO,
PASTIT«R A ' September 21 October 10 Octobers MTDDLBBROOri.
fASIUKIiS. October 3 October3l November 2 BUFFALO GAP.
„♦ 1 ? w w pleaa lsf, n _ tUelr applications to tbe Boards at once. Be sure to state grade
ot certificate. No one will be appointed unless he holds a certificate In full force In Augusta
sept9-3ta E. o. p_A_ _. Connty Snpt.
DO YOU NEED A HAT ?
g% AI |\ 1 are the hats of the
Our New Derbys %_% *rs
a look of style and newness that they'll keep to the end
of the season.
LATEST STYLES. PRICES RIGHT.
Up-To-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.
PURE AND UNADULTERATED WHISKIES
Handle all the Different Brands, of Augusta Coun
ty Whiskies from Three to Eight Years Old.
ONLY HANDLERS OP D. BEARD WHISKY IN THE CITY OR COl 8 V
Have also on band different brands of fine Old Wilson aad Alouticel >,
Pennsylvania Gray, Mcl vale, and other fine brands. Special attentive giv i
to all orders sent by Express.
Having on ha_4_J—*R® quantity of Whiskies and Wines, -we will offer t<
the trade special ijßjneements. We handle Port and Sherry for fau-ily uoa
which we will sell at $1.00 per gallon.
3 WEINBERG CLOTHING COMPANY
ully equipped for the
\LL AND WINTER SEASONS.
o previous season have we Lad so large and varied
:of goods, and never so attractive as at the present
time. It represents the very cream of fashion, selected
with the greatest care as to styles, colors, and qualities, and
as always will he our aim, to give the very hest values for
the lowest price, and therehy increase the volume of our
Just received a full line of COMBINATION SUITS for
Children. An extra pair of pants and cap to match, gem
free of charge with every suit.
_~SJ_I£T_Y ONE PRICEi- ALL, and all goods marked in
plain figures. So you run no risk in being humbugged or
over charged, whereby the inexperienced buyer so often is
taken in by unreliable and two price clothiers, whose mo
tive it is to get your money, and do not care what they
give you in return. Give us a call before buying elsewhere
and whatever purchase you may make from us and not
satisfactory, your money will be cheerfully refunded.
ieinberg Clothing Co.
aunton's Most Reliable
Clotfcs, Tailors & Gut's Fnttn
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
Pursuant to decree of the Circuit Court of
Augusta county, entered at the May term,l 800,
in the chancery cause of Basic City Mining.
Manufacturing and Land Co. vs. Paper Fab
rique Co., I will offer for sale at public auction
on the premises at Basic City, on
Saturday, September JSGtli, 1896,
the real estate of the Paper Fabrique Co., con
sisting of the lot and factory building thereon
situate in Basic City.
TEHMS:—Ten per cent, cash, the residue on
a credit of one, two, three and four years, with
interest from date of sale, evidenced by bonds ,
with approved personal security, title retain
ed asultiinate security. WATTS
aug 19-tds Receiver, I
A HOUSE AND LOT
By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of
Augusta county, in the chancery cause of M.
A. Barcus' creditors vs. M. A. llarcus, the un
dersigned commissioner will offer for sale at
public auction in front of the court houso in
Staunton, Va., on
Monday, 28th September, 1896,
(County court-day), that certain house and
lot in the town of Basic City, known as Lot
No. 14in Block No. 147 as designated in the
complete map of the lands of the Basic City
Mining. Manufacturing & Land Company, re
corded in the clerk's office of the County Court •
of Augusta county, Virginia, in D. B. 110, pages
598 and 599, being the property of M. A. Barcus. •'
TERMS:—Cash in hand sufficient to pay the i
cost of suit and expenses of sale, and the
residue on a credit of one, two and three years,
evidenced by bonds of the purchaser with ap
proved personal security, the title to b'§ re-,
tamed to ulttinate security c _ o -
I certify that A. 0. Gordon has executed the
bond required by decree of sale in Barcus'
creditors vs. Barcus. Given under my hand
this 9th day of
Wanted-An Idea gggg
Protect your Ideas; they may bring you wealth
Write JOHN WEDDERBURN & CO., Patent Attor
neya, Washington, D. C, for their |l,Bou prize offer
and list of two hundred Inventions wanted.
Staunton, Va., Sept. Bth, 1886.
Nichols, Shepard _ Co,
Sam'l Howdashell ct als.
All parties Interested? in the Tabove styled
cause now pending In the Circuit Court for An
gusta county, takk notice that pursuant to
an order of said court entered In said cause
May 12th, 1898, and to an order entered therein
in Dec. 1895,1 shall at my office in Staunton
October Bth, 1896,
proceed to ascertain and report.
Ist. What real estate is owned by the de
f endants or either of them, and Its fee simple)
and annual rental value.
2nd. The liens binding the same in the orde>
of their priority.
IfSi'il. What fee should be paid to the Adm .
of Commlsioner J. W. Green-Smith for work in
this cause heretofore done by said Comml
4th. Any other matters deemed pertlnen'
HENRY W. HOLT,
R. P. Bell, p. q.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
BOOKSELLER anfl STATIONEE.
22 WEST MAIN ST.,
Everything usually carried by a Urst-cle-
Bookstore and Stationer will be found lnclu
ing, School Hooks, Tablets, Sponges, Bene >•
Bags, Slates, Albums,Pocketbooks, Gold Pei -
Pictures, Games, Blank Books, Inks, Bnv.
opes. Mucilages, _c, Writing paper In a i
quantity desired. Writing tablets at all prlc
• Persons ordering by mail' wHI have spec »
attention given their orders.}
FRANK T. HOWT; r .