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Spectator & Vindicator
WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 28.
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.
HOW TO VOTE.
How To Vote for President and Vice'
I. Scratch the name of all |
the candidates for President i
and Vice President save those
of Bryan and Sewall. !
f 2. Do not, under any circum
stances, scratch the name of !
any elector on the ticket, but
leave them all of every party [
untouched. This is important
How to Vote for Member of Carres, j
1. In voting for member of
Congress you scratch out the *
names of those for whom you ,
do not wish to vote, leaving
only the name of the candidate *
for whom you desire your bal- '
lot to be cast. ,
2. No name is legally c
scratched unless the mark ex- '
tends at least three-fourths of «
the way through it. J
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A NEWSPAPER OUTFIT FOR SALE.
In to days paper on second page will be
found the advertisement of a newspaper outfit ,
complete and for sale. All who are interest
ed should read the announcement.
All kinds of Job work done at this office. ;
Over 500 telephones are now in use in this
city and county.
Wm. Myers, son of the gatekeeper of the
Gypsy Hill Park, was accidentally shot in the ,
foot last week, and seriously hurt. ,
Stock cattle are higher this fall than for
some years. In the counties west of us they
have been very active at good prices.
The Ladies Aid Society of Tinkling Spring '
church, will give an oyster dinner and sup- '
per at Fishersville, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 1896. !
Public invited. '
Business cards, wedding invitations, visit
ing cards, printed at this office in the neatest
and most attractive style.
When you come to town and wish envelopes i
letter-heads, bill heads or any other kind of i
job work done, call at the Spectator and
As the democratic procession was marching
on Monday and the various clubs passed the •'
Spectator and Vindicator office they cheered '
the paper in splendid style, for which com- '
pliment that journal retnrns most profound !
Much of our correspondence this week had
to be omitted and other portions of it cut
down, which was rendered necessary on ac
count of lack of space.
Cnarles Curry, democrat, of Staunton, and
C. A. Hermans, republican, of Christiansburg,
met in joint discussion of the political issues,
at the Music Hall, Tuesday night. The hall
was well filled and the speaking lasted till
nearly 12 o'clock. The Bridgewater and Day
ton bands furnished the music.— Bridgewater
A good deal of diphtheria has been prevail- ;
ing in Pocahontas county and several deaths
have ocenrred. Miss Minnie McLaughlin, a ,
daughter of Hugh McLaughlin, Esq., near
Dunmore, died and was buried on the 19th in
stant. The children of Mr. E. I. Holt, demo
cratic candidate for the Senate from that dis
trict, have been quite ill, but he has lost none
of them, a number of other families have
Maj. Jed Hotchkiss and Capt. Hugh Henry
have been speaking industriously throughout
the county for some time past in behalf of '
Bryan and free silver They have had excel- '
lent audiences, and are doing splendid work. '
They will end their labors only with the end
of the campaign.
The readers of this paper will not receive
their paper next week on the regular day, but
it will be one day late. We have determined
to delay the publication one day in order to •
give our readers the benefit of all the election
news possible. We hope to hear the result in
time to announce it, by withholding publica
tion 21 hours.
Appointments for Bridgewater Circuit 3W.
E. Hunch South.
The excitement of the times demand the
counsels and prayers of all Christian. I will
(D. V.) preach on the subject of "religion in '
politics—God's kingdom and Cesar's," at the
following times and places.
Saturday, Oct. 31, Mt. Crawford, 7 p. m.
Sunday, Noy. Ist, Naked Creek, 11 a. m.
Monday, Nov. 2nd, Fairview, 7 p. m.
D. L. Reid, Pastor.
The Fishersville Bryan, Sewall and Flood
Club was addressed Saturday night by H. H.
Kerr, John A. Alexander, Herbert Taylor
and Capt. Holt. These gentlemen all made
eloquent speeches and were cheered to the
Miss Bessie C. Hanger wno 'has been visit
ing in Western States among friends for the
paßt six months returned home last Tuesday.
Hon. Marshall Hanger, U. S. Consul to
Bermuda visited his brother Dr. W. Hanger
The Valley Home school went to Waynes
boro Saturday on a Basket Picnic.
New Advertisements Today.
An advertisement appears today calling at
tention lo the mattress making department
of the D. D. & B. Institution by W. A. Bowles,
Supt. Persons wishing to have mattresses
renovated will do well to give the department
Treasurer J. N. McFarland notifies the tax
payers when he will meet them at the dif
ferent points in the county.
W. G. Mitchel dealer in Hay, Grain aad
Wood, calls attention to his business through
our columns today. He will be found at No.
9 W. Frederick St.
Messrs. A. F. Robertson and J. A. Alexan
der readvertise the James Western land for
Monday 23 of Nov.
Needs assistance it may be best to render it |
promptly, but one should remember to use 1
even the most perfect remedies only when i
needed. The best and most simple and gentle <
remedy is the Syrup of Figs, manufactured i
by the California Fig Syrup Co. ]
Mr. Ed. Burke is quite ill at his residence.
Dr. H. M. Patterson is improving slowly.
Mrs. John Blackley is visiting in Baltimore.
Rev. Dr. Carson, of Lynchburg, was the
guest of Dr. Ben. Blackford last week.
Mr. W. H. Frenger, editor of Clifton Forge
Review, was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. Rosa Spotts. of Pulaski, is a guest of
\ Mr. J. M. Spotts on East Beverly street.
Mrs. G. G. Gooch W3nt to Richmond last
Miss Nan Cooke spent last week in Har
Miss King Dyer, of New Orleans, is visiting
: her sister, Mrs. R. E. R. Nelson, on Frederick
Mrs. W. W. King and little son, who have
been in Baltimore for some time, have return
G. W. Perry has been appointed postmaster
at Lyndhurst, Augusta, in place of J. A. Pat
Mrs. Hunter McGuire and daughter, of Rich
who have been visiting the family of Mr.
Alex. F. Robertson, have returned home.
Mrs. Jos. S. Le Fils, who has been spending
the summer with her father, Capt. T. (J. Mor
ton, has returned to her home in Florida.
Mr. Charles E. Kemper, of Washington,
who was visiting his old heme here, has re
turned to that city.
Mrs. M. J. Willson, of the Mint Spring
. neighborhood, and mother of Mr. W. Arthur
Willson, is critically ill with typhoid fever.
J. Lewis Bumgardner has been secured by
the Bryan people of Kentucky to deliver sev
eral addresses there.
S. W. Trew, resident manager of the Amer
ican Press Assotiation, was in the city on Sat
urday last. It was his first visit and he was
Mrs. Chesley Kinney went to Richmond on
Saturday to attend the funeral of her cousin,
Mr. Isaac Davenport, a much esteemed and
wealthy citizen of that city.
..Mrs. Isaac Witz left last week for Baltimore,
where she will spend some weeks with het
son, Mr. Henry Witz, who is established in
business in that city.
Hon. John T. Harris, wife and daughter, of
Harrisonburg, passed through Staunton on
Saturday last, on their way to Florida, where
they will spend the winter.
The many friends of Dr. A. Lee Patterson,
of Augusta Springs, will be glad to hear that
he is now convalescent from a 4 weeks, spell
of malarial fever.
Rev. Dr. E. W. McCorkle, of Clifton Forge,
has received notification of his election to
membership of the "American Association
for the Advancement of Science.', The head
quarters of the association are in Salem, Mass.
Hon. Peter McLaren, of Perth, Canada, is
now in Virginia looking after his real estate
interests in Augusta, Alleghany and Bath
counties. He is accompanied by his son,
Died at Hotel Brandon Ba3ic City, Va., on
the evening of October 1-tth, Mrs. Joseph F.
Stonard. The remains were taken to Cleve
land, Ohio, and buried on Sunday, the 18th,
in Lake View cemetery.
Rev. J. J. Vandeventer and wife, of Augus
ta church, have been visiting Rev. L. H. Paul
at Mossy Creek. Mr. Vandeventer has been
assisting Rev. Mr. Paul at a meeting at Mos
cow, which closed Tuesday night.
Amos Barlow, wife, daughter, Mary and
•on, Howard, of Huntersville, Pocahontas
county W. Va., have been spending a few
days with Mrs. C. R. Moore, who is Mr. B.s
I daughter, and resides near this city. On Mon
day morning Mr. and Mrs. Barlow left on a
trip to Baltimore.
J. Lewis Bumgardner has been asked by the
Democratic State Chairman of Kentucky to
speak in that State during the reminder of the
campaign, and has accepted. He will speak
at Ashland and throughout Lexington dis
Mr. Isaac Day enport died in Richmond Fri
day evening. He was about 75 years old, and
and for more than forty years had been one
lof the most conspicuous figures in the busi
ness life of Richmond. Mr. Davenport had
long been the president of the First National
There will be a joint discussion at Stone
wall Friday at 7.30 p. m., between Mess. Chas.
Curry and W. E. Craig.
Mr. Chas. Curry will address the people of
Sherando on the issues of the campaign, Sat
urday at 3p. m. Ladd, Saturday night at
7:30, aud Mt. Meridian, Thursday at 7:30 p. m-
On Friday, Oct. 30, at Bp. m., Mess. Glas
gow and Hotchkiss will address the citizens
On Monday, Nov. 2, at Bp. m., Mess. Lap
ham and Hotchkiss will address the citizens
of Arbor Hill.
There will be public speaking on next
Friday, 30th inst-, at Spring Hill, in behalf
of Bryan, Sewall and Flood.
Last Thursday night at Weyer's Cave Mr.
Chas. Curry met Gen. John A. Roller in joint
discussion of the campaign issues. The au
dience was a large one and on part of the
democrats very enthusiastic. The wily Mr.
Curry is said to have handled both his subject
and his opponent well, and to the great dis
comfort of the latter.
United American Mechanics.
The twelfth annual session of the Junior
Order of American Mechanics which was held
last week, adjourned on Wednesday to meet
next year in Lynchburg. The following of
ficers were elected: State counsellor, J. E.
Boehm, of Roanoke; vice counsellor, E. T.
Keeton, Richmond; State treasurer, S. M.
Rawson, Richmond; State secretary, T. B.
Ivy, Petersburg; J. D. Hosfeldt was elected
Warden; E. D. Snapp, of Staunton, was made
conductor; A. B. Tyson, of Manchester, and
E. W. Palmer, of Cape Charles, were respec
tively elected inside and outside sentinels.
O. B. Hopkins, of Alexandria, was elected
representative to the national body, which
meets at Pittsburg, Pa., in June.
There were present 150 delegates.'represent
ing 104 lodges.
The tournament at the Fair Ground Friday
afternoon for the benefit of the King's Daugh
ters' Hospital was quite a success. Mr. Murray
' Hilleary was the successful knight, and crown
ed Miss Ann Cochran, Queen of Love and
' Beauty. Mr. Jos. A. Denny, crowned Miss
Charlotte Ranson First Maid of Honor. Mr.
J. Baldwin Ranson crowned Miss Fannie
' Harrison second Maid of Honor. Mr. Horace
S. Peck crowned Miss Janett Bell, third Maid
i of Honor, Capt Jas Bumgardner delivered
the coronation address, and Capt. G. G. Gooch
and Capt. T. D. Ranson were the marshals.
Wheelmen for Bryan.
The wheelmans oyster bake at Middle river
last week, in charge of Mr. C. L. Cooke was
attended by a large company of cyclists. Two
barrels of oysters with other edibles were con
sumed. The feature of the outing was a poll
i ing of the crowd on the money question. The
I Bryanites overwhelmed their gold bug friends
by a vote of 23 to 6.
Mr. C. W. Rogers, of Basic City, will prank
ing with a moving C. & 0. freight train at
that place Wednesday night last, was thrown
beneath the cars and instantly crushed to
death. He was a workman in the Waynes
bero Stove factory, and an unmarried man.
LAS. EXCURSION lO WASHINGTON.
The Chesapeake and Ohio will run one of
their popular excursions to Washington on
next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and
29. This will be the last excursion to Wash
ington this year at popular rates. The round
trip from Staunton, Waynesboro; Basic City,
and Afton. will be $2.00. The tickets will be
extended to Nov. Ist, by the payment of only
$1.00. For full information apply to James
Ker, Jr., Ticket Agent, Staunton, Va. 21s I
STAUNTON SP2ECTATOR AND VINDICATOR.
Senator Daniel Speaks.;
The Laic Lion of LjuHiri;
Stirred the People as they j
• M not leen Stirred
One TMsanfl_Men 11 Line.l
Tte Thousand Hear Bin. |
SIXTEEN WHITE HORSES
ONE LITTLE SORREL PONY. !
The Horses Useful. ;
The Pony Ornamental.!
If there be any who have laid the flattering
unction to their souls that Augusta county '
aud llie city of Staunton have no silver people
within their limus they will no longer doubt if
they were on our streets Monday and saw the !
outpouring of the sovereigns, the enthusiasm '
and the determination written on their faces.
The sun had scarcely thrown his long rays
over the crest of our blue mountains before J
the people from the county began to come, in
all directions. Every conceivable mode of '
transportation was adopted, carriages, bug
gies, wagons, horseback, wheels, all brought
their human freight, and those who have ]
seen and experienced the effect of the gold
standard until they have neither horse nor
carriage, trudged along on foot, determined J
to join in the great throng which had met to '
hear Senator Daniel and speed the cause of '
Bryan and the people. Three bands of music
had been procured, the Roman Band, the '
Blackford Band and the Stonewall Band, and (
their inspiring airs sent magnetic thrills '
through the assembled multitude. It soon '
became known that Senator Daniel had ar
rived and the fear of disappointment gaye
place to enthusiasm as the crowd surged here
and there to hear the bands play or enjoy a
political spat. The marshals were on horse
back with long flowing white ribbons on (
their breasts, the white horses which were to
draw the carriage of Senator Daniel began to
receive their caparsoning, and the poor little .
pony which was to do the thankless act of
posing as the gold emblem in the procession
came sulkily trotting to its place. This pretty [
little animsl is the property of Hon. Edward
Echols, Democratic County Ghairman, and
no doubt never intended anything wrong by ,
being a sorrel,but would have been just as con
tented to have been white. The sixteen white
horses were soon hitched to the carnage, the
pony tied behind it, Senator Daniel, Hon. •
Edward Echols, Jas. R. Kemper, Esq., and t
Capt. David Drake took their seats in the car
riage, and headed by the Stonewall Band the
procession took np its line of march. After
moving around some squares it again appear
ed on Main street, and proceeded up to Jeffer
son street, thence down Frederick and out
Lewis to Columbian Hall. After the carriage
was a long line of citizens on foot, then came
the Blackford Band, then more citizens, then
the Roman Band, then a long cavalcade of
horsemen. The Fishersville club had sent a
beautiful Bryan, Sewall and Flood flag, and !
this was carried by members of the club
throughout the line of march. The streets
were lined with citizens, and as the procession
passed tremendous cheers went up from al
most every point. The public schools had al
iowed the children to come out in the yard to
witness the procession, and at the V. F. I.
(Mrs. Stuart's school) the girls stood upon the
porch and cheered and waved handkerchiefs.
Of course this cheer was heartily responded
to by the crowd and the young marshalls
lifted their hats reverentially. Before the
piocession had reached Columbian Hall a
large number of people had gone there and it
was more than half full. With the proces
sion all seats in the Hall were completely
filled and many had to stand, which they in
most instances did preserving the best of
order. A chorus of female voices then ren
dered a campaign song dedicated to Bryan
which was loudly cheered, after which Mr.
Echols in a well chosen speech intro
duced Senator Daniel, the orator of the day.
Amid deafening cheers Senator Daniel came
forward, and began by saluting the audience
as Mr.C hairman, ladies and gentleman, fel
low soldiers, free silveriles, and anarchists.
This called forth the most tumultnous cheer
ing, and the speaker and the people at once
were on good terms.
The Senator then entered upon one of his
most eloquent and able addresses. He re
minded the people of the hard times, and
told them that the gold bugs said that these
hard times came from having produced too
much, that the fellow without shoes, and his
hair sticking out through the windows in his
hat, was suffering from the over prod uction
of shoes and hats, that when a laborers table
whe re plenty used to be was now in want
of both meat and bread, the gold bug told the (
country that that mans poverty was caused
by an overproduction of meat and bread. He '
drew from his pocket a silver dollar, and as '
he did so an enthusiastic silverite shouted,
"Them's what we want, silver dollars."
This said Senator Daniel is a silver dollar,
on one side of it is the English coat of arms,
on the other an inscription which tells that
Brittannia rules the waves. This Dollar he
said was coined in India and bore date 1895.
The English had shopped coining silver there
until the United States was duped by Cleve- }
land into doing so too, then foxy old Eng
land went back to coining them straightway,
and now was pouring them through her \
mints at a wonderful rate. He told how sim
ple was the cry of silver driving away gold,
but if such should be the case, it would only |
go to England and as England had to subsist ,
on our beef and flour and cotton and corn (
no one need tear that as soon as it &ot there ,
gold would begin to come back and the more ■
there was there to come the more we would
get. He satisfied the people who heard him
that their troubles came from having too lit
tle instead of too much money, and defied
any student to show him a single case of a
nation destroying itself with too much gold
and silver. There were many national deaths i
he said and would be more but no case was
on record of any one dying from such a j
As gold and silver coins are money, as silver
was the first dollar coined in this republic, as
it had Washington for its father and Jeffer
son and Hamilton as its baptismal sponsors, '
he had no fear nor need the people have any '
fear that this gift would ever do harm, that
the silver dollar would have been alive today
that the fulfilling the duties imposed on it
by its creators, but for the crime of '73 when
it was assassinated by a few tories assisted by .
The Senator touched up those offshoots of
Democracy who met in Indianapolis and
nominated a ticket which they had no in
tention of supporting, the Salt of the Earth
as he styled them who were too good to re
main longer with the people and who had
not the bravery to go where their hearts so
much yearned to go, to McKinley. They bad
made their fight for gold and had lost, then
in true bolter style they had left the party
probably for the party's good. He alluded to
a speech made by Maj. McKinley when Pres-1
ident Hayes vetoed the Bland-Allison bill i
which was a free silver speech, and said that.
McKinley had always been a free silver man |'
until he suddenly appeared last summer gal
yanized, coated over with gold coating, the :
willing tool of corporations, trusts and mon
opolies. He spoke of Are intrepidity of Bryan i
and the genius of the man, and how-in a '
speech made in Chicago three days before the i
Convention he had heard him utter a sen
tence that burned into his, Senator Daniel's,
very brain. Bryan said in all this vast au- j
dience is there a man who wants to ask of '.
the great commercial powers of the world the
privilege of shaping our own financial policy?
If there be such I want him to stand up that :
the country may see and despise mm.
He urged upon his hearers the importance
of the election of Mr. Flood. He paid a
beautiful tribute to him, and to the vice
presidential candidate Sewall, whom he said
he knew well and who being a ship builder
would trim and launch the ship of State, take
from her hull the barnacles which now clogged
her course and send her with Wm. J. Bryan
at the helm upon a prosperous voyage.
Of Mr. Bryan he said he could find no
words adequate to express his admiration.
He was born not in a palace nor reared in the
lap of luxury but was a farmers son, who had
toiled in the field and whose heart pulsated
with that of the great agricultural class which
constitutes the brawn and brain of this re
public. He had the nerve to tell the allied
powers of this country and Europe that with
such a country as ours the richest on the
globe, with seventy millions of as enlighten-'
ed people as were ever created,we would adopt
whatever Monetary system we pleased and j
that we could and would maintain it. He be- j
lieved he said in the triumphant election of
Bryan, but if he should be defeated now, he i
would be one who on the 4th of November
next would take up his name and shout it 1
until he became as he must be President of
these United States.
It is impossible to give any account of Sen
ator Daniel's speech whicn can convey an
idea of the effect it produced upon his audi
ence, or how it warmed them for the great
work of next Tuesday. It had a magnetic ef
fect and has done more to solidify the silver
vote than any thing which has happened
here during the campaign, it caused old men
to see visions and young men to. dream
dreams, one of which if not verified on the
3rd of November will not be because Augusta
and Staunton have failed in their duty.
Many ladies were in the audience who took
a deep interest, waived handkerchiefs, and
otherwise showed their approval of the speak
ert good points, and most of them wore white
chrysanthemums to indicate their views.
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The entertainment given last Thursday
night in the auditorium of the Young Men's
Christian Association by the Ladies' Auxiliary
for the benefit of that organization, was one
of the cleavest amateur performances ever en
acted in Staunton.
The play was entitles the Spinsters Port
nightly Club, and without entering into a de
tailed account of the artistic manner in which
the various characters were carried out, we
publish a list of the officers and members of
the club, together with the market quotations |
on the matrimonial standing of Staunton's I
marriageable young men. The following is |
the matrimonial market report
Mrs. President—Sisters: at your request the
following Market Report of marriageable
young men of Staunton has been most care
fully made out and corrected and stands as
Howard Wayt—Holding off for new goods.
Herbert Taylor—Advancing. '
Worthington Hilleary—Refined, steady,
with fair demand.
Thomas Hogshead—Very active.
Lawrence Peyton—Stock rising.
C, R. Caldwell —Steady demand in foreign
Rev. Mr. Shealy—Nothing doing.
Carter Braxton and Dunbar Murry—Coun
try produce steady.
Miller McCve —Market quiet.
Dr. Morrison —In demand.
Harry Cootes—Carried up with a rush.
W. B. McChesney— Slow.
Dr. Lacy Gibson —Choice.
R. S. Ker—Unchanged.
Ren Blackford—Very uncertain.
Horace S. Peck —Foreign demand.
Baldwin Ranson—No engrgement reported.
Arthur Morton—Market steady.
ier Atkinson—Cold bid, silver asked, 16
. McCullough—Josephine Jane Green.
. Haller Henkel—Rovilla Abigali Hobbs.
. Warden —Cynthia Priscilia Jones.
i McNeill—Portia Olivia Bennett.
i Morton —Penelope Gertrude Doolittle.
i M. Hullihen —Patience, Desire Mann.
Miss K. McCoy—Betsy Bobbett.
Miss Hotchkiss—Martha Elvira Blathers.
Mrs. Lightner—Florence Rebecca Covey.
Mrs. Robertson—Rachel Rebecca Short.
Mrs. H. Jordan—Sophronia Araminta Long.
Mrs. F. Hanger—Mercy Desire Adams.
J. Morton Fultz—Professor Renova Make
After the play a delightful supper was serv
ed. The net proceeds of both sources of reve
nue will probably reach $80.
The nuptials of Miss Evelyn Kinney and
John A. Renahan were celebrated Wednes
day morning, Oct. 21st, at the residence of
John M. Kinney, father of the bride. The
parlors were tastefully decorated with au
tumnal flowers and the ceremony which was
performed by Rev. W. Q. Hullihen, of
Trinity Episcopal church, was an impressive
one. A large number of guests were present
and the wedding was one of the prettiest of
The ex-candidate for Congress, the ex-consul
to Pekin, the ex democrat and the extinguish
ed, Col. J. Hampton Hoge together with the
ex-Congressman, and expectant Hon. J. Yost
spoke in Columbian Hall on Monday night.
There was no strain on the capacity of the
hall, and no danger of the building giving
way by reason of the weight of the crowd.
The News also counted that crowd.
Thomas Hogshead, Joseph S. Denny and J
Baldwin Ranson have sent a card of thanks
to the Stonewall Band citizens and the news
papers of this city, thanking them for the
assistance rendered in arranging the tourna
ment last week.
Judge J. M. Quarles and Capt. Henry W.
Holt will address the Bryan and Sewall Dem
ocratic Club at Greenville Saturday afternoon ;
at 3 o'clock. The public are cordially invited, j
Wednesday night at Basic Ernest
Kibler of Waynesboro, was shot through the
bowels by an unknown negro, who made his
escape on a south bound N. & W. freight
train. The altercation was over a woman.
Tne Baldwin Fair Board met Tuesday and
elected officers for 1897. The present officers
Mr. J. H. Parkins, Pres't. and Capt. G. Julian
Pratt, Secy., were unanimously re elected
Both declined to serve, and. the following
gentlemen were then unanimously elected:
Hon. A. F. Withrow, of Bath county,
President, Capt. Ed. A. Fulcher. Secretary.
. ;The Daily Nevis of this city has made ar
rangements to obtain the election returns in
Columbian Hall, and they will be shown
upon canvas with a stereopticon.
Capt. James Bumgardner, jr., did not speak
on Monday as announced that he would ow
ing to his being advised by his physician not
to undergo the strain. j
After the speaking on Monday, a negro
named Wm. Hamilton struck two young men
with stones in Irish alley and one of them
J. W. Proffitt was severely hurt.
A steam pipe at the Water Works burst on
Monday night, disabling the engines which
run the street lighting plant and throwing
the city into darkness. i
A. S. Crittenden committed suicide
in Shenandoah, Jfage county, last
Eggs were thrown at Secretary Car
lisle while speaking at Covington. Ky.,
last week. This is his old home.
At Point Pleasant, W. Va., last week
ex-Congressman Capehart cowhided
Editor Poffenberger for an offensive
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W. T. Rambusch, the defaulting
banker of Juneau, Wis., committed
suicide in Fredericksburg last Wed
The proprietor of an establishment
in Baltimore in which many men are
employed recently had a "talk" with
them about the way they should vote.
during which, after telling them that
if Bryan was elected they would be
paid in fifty cent dollars, said he would
; be glad to explain anything they might
not understand. At this, an Irish em-
I ployee asked him if he intended to pay
j them in fifty cent dollars? He replied
] that he would be compelled to do so.
I If that be so, said his bold questioner.
I don't see why you should not be one
of Mr. Bryan's firmest supporters.
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An Editor Cowhided,
Point Pleasant, W. Va., Oct. 22.—
This afternoon Hon. James Capehart,
ex Democratic Congressman from this
district, cowhided George Poffenber
ger, editor of the State Gazette, a_ lead
ing republican paper of this portion of
the State, on the public streets in the
presence of many people. The cause
was an attack upon Mr. Capehart in
the columns of the last issue of the Ga
zette. Poffenberger pulled a revolver,
but Capehart stood his ground and
dared him to shoot and the editor
weakened and walked away.
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Koanoke, Va., October 21.—The
fight for Congress to this district has
assumed an interesting phase. For
some time it has been rumored that
Colonel J. Hampton Hoge would with
draw from the canvass in favor of
Duval Radford, the Bolter nominee,
but this report has been emphatically
denied by Colonel Hoge, who declared
he was in the race to stay. The with
drawal was, however, formally an
nounced this evening by the Republi
can District Committee, which, at a
meeting here to day, issued a series of
resolutions to that effect, and issued
the following communication to the
Republicans of the Sixth Congressional
Ex-Speaker Crisp Dead.
Hon. Charles Frederick Crisp, Speak
er of the Fifty first and Fifty-second
Congresses, died at Holmes's Sanitari
um, Atlanta, Monday. A paroxysm
of pain in the heart preceded death,
the paroxysm probably resulting from
a rupture of the heart as the result of
fatty degeneration. Mr. Crisp went to
Atlanta six weeks ago for treatment.
The death of Mr. Crisp removes from
the field of active politics one of the
ablest of the leaders of the democracy
for the past eight years. Personally
he was esteemed in every Congress
since the Forty-eighth, in which he be
came known to the national leaders on
both sides, and by none was* he more
esteemed than by the present speaker,
Thomas B. Reed.
Mr. Crisp would have been elected to
the United States Senate had he lived
a few weeks longer.
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STAUKTOH, VA., Oct. 27b, 1896.
Flour—patent $4 75®5.0«
family Ist 3.50t0».75
New process 4.30t04.50
New process, extra J3.50®4.00
New Potatoes-Irish 25a35
Hye... .» 32a35
Vinegar—pure apple 16c
Wool —unwashed 15c
Apples green pertmsnel 30a42
New Bacon—country cured.
Eggs 10 to 12
Bacon—country, see coun ry pro uce.
Western, "ativas hams 10@12
long clear sides iHc
" short clear sides 42ic
« bellies 5c
4 paraffluewax 25
Coffee— Bio 12@18
BALTIMORE LIVE STOCK MARKET, I
October 22, 1896. f
Beef Cattle.—The market has been generally
slow, though opening fairly active. There was
a full ottering, but its quality was not up to
that of last weelc. Values were a shade easier
than they were then—some 10 or 15 cents per
100 lbs. Prices of Beef Cattle this weekranged
Best 4 203)4 40
Generally rated flrst quality 3 65®3 80
Medium or good fair quality 2 905310
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and
Cows 175(82 00
Of the cattle received 2584 came from Virgin
Sheep and Lambs.—The market for both
sheep and lambs was duU and prices were Xc
ofT from the low prices of Monday. The re
ceipts, though over 3,000 head less than last
week, consist entirely of too much common
stuff, which affects the market for the better
grades, and shippers are again advised against
shipping such here. Sheep sell at IaSH per lb,
and a few extra at 3c per lb gross. Lambs
i Xa.VK per lb, a few extra at 4c per lb gross.
Hogs.—There Is no change in the hog mar
ket since early in the week,
Fresh Cows.—A fairly good trade is reported
for fresh cows at $15a50 per head. A fair run
Calves.—The offerings are fair as to numbers
and the trade is fairly good. Prices yi,' B asXc
per lb for veals.
BALTIMORE LIVE BTOCK MARKET I
Monday. Oct. 26,1896. 1
Swine.—The receipts this week were 15,889
head. Arrivals are nearly as heavy as the
full offering of last week—only 300 less. Trade
is slow. The prices of last week have been
realized, viz: Far-Western 3.90a5l and others
3.60a53.80 per 100 lbs gross. Roughs 2.56a53 per
per 100 lbs.
Sheep and Lambs.—There is a fair trade in
Sheep and Lambs, the former at about X cent
advance, and Lambs the same as last week.
Sheep seU at 2a3X cents and Lambs 3a4# cents
Calves.—Trade is fair for Veals at unchang
ed quotations, viz: 3%a5X cents per lb.
i A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest
of all In leavening strength.— Latest United
States Qovesnment Food Report.
Royal Baking Powdeb Co.. New York City
THE REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE
SPECTATOR IS NOW JUST HALF WHAT
T HAS BEEN HERETOFORE. IT IS NOW
ONI/X ONE DOLLAR.
THE BIG STORE
la doing the business. If yon don't believe it, ask your neighbor. The reason is plain—we buy direct from factories, pay cash and sell
for cash. If this does not bring you bottom prices, what can ? We mark every article in plain figures and have but one price to everybody.
1 Parents cannot buy from us one penny cheaper than their children. Our rules of business are more liberal. Money will be refunded on
goods not satisfactory just as cheerfully as we take it, except on goods we cut off; these we cannot take back. Below we give a few prices
in each department. Room will not permit us to give more. Don't forget that with us everything is a bargain.
DrY GOOdS Department. lm wortU l^ 0111615, CarVed SUlt 0f furnlture - 38c for Mann's red warrler axe, worth 60c,
mi j »»»"» «- ""■■ 24c tor gunpowder, worth 40c,
15c yd for twilled all wool red flannel, worth I*ilwm*l« 9.98 for real twist, double barrel, breach load
20c. _.. , «. 1/orpeiS. Ing gun that costs 15 everywhere.
24c yd for all wool flannel 36 In wide, value 36c r Ec lb for fodder twine, worth Be.
49c yd for fine imported serge, would cost you 49c for best two ply all wool carpet, credit
7fic elsewhere. houses ask 65c for it. QhftA Material
„..,. n—■♦«,«»* . I-?* for Smyrna rugs worth 2. OllOt} material.
ClOak Department. 1-48 for rugs made from remnants, worth 2,
2.98 for all wool double cape worth 5. 49c f ° r »*" *f * cloth, worth 75c. fc^r^hefc^enT^rtTioc
4 d! ior worth lorn Trunks and Valises. W3gEgSS!&£3& 10c -
Notion Department. ig&^Sl^wS&SSr" ol Machinery.
14c for child's all wool mitts, worth 25c. 9.98 for finest canvass covered trunk. 32.00 for genuine Domestic Sewing machine,
18c for ladles' all wool mitts, worth 28c. _ worth 80.
19c for ladies' ribbed vests, worth 2.~>c. StOVfiS 2,98 for cutting box, worth 5.
1.24 for 12.4 blankets, well worth 1.75. - —-- —
Book Department. &.&tg£ZZZVBS, Sadlery.
14c for fancy picture book, worth 25c. 9 -°° ror cook stove, worth 12. 2.98 for saddles, worth 5,
5c for Seaside novels, regular price 20c. Hnllnui 9 4.98 for finest English lap robe, flneas silk and
Blank BOOk Department. nOIIOW-Ware. 98c riding bridle, value J. 50.
48c for.™ rage ledger, worth I<X> ite W ' GrOCeneS.
1.4 for 300-page leather covered ledger, worth for agate tea pot, worth 50c.
3 -°°- -.. 18c for Arbuekle's roasted coffee, worth 25.
Clothing Department. Tinware. 'fZ^gSuSffilST***'™™ 50
--4.98 for men's all wool suits, worth 7. 1.24 for chamber set. worth 1.50 17c ror choice green coffee, worth 20.
7.48 for men's line all wool suits, credit houses 3c for pie plates, worth 6c,
ask 10 for these. 2c for pint cup, worth 4c. fllMlflfi
8.98 for very fine all wool black kersey over- ul H D°'
coat, worth 12. GIaSS-Ware. »c for flavoring extracts, worth 15c.
Rnflt and ShnP riPnartmP.ni -.- . 19c for Hite's Pain Cure, worth :6c.
DUUL aim onuc i/cpai uiicui. Be:far glass lamp complete, worth 25c. 9c lb for peper, allspice and claves, worthy.
174 for double sole and tap boot, worth 2J30, 1 -* 8 to T handsome shade parlor lamp, would
2.4S for men's best full stock kip boot. val. 3.00. „ ■•„ cn ?fP at 2.50.« PnnfortinilAl'ioQ
9«c for women's and children's shoes, worth 3.98 for very handsome parlor lamp, worth 5. UUIIIBLIIUIIBrICO.
"*" .. . _ . . Hhina-U/aro 9c for finest raisins, worth 12.
Hat Dpnartment Ul,,,ia ware. 9c for stick candy.
" vi »vp»i HiiwiiM Ucfor Rebecca teapots, worth 25c 14c for flne mixture Frence candy,
98c for men's fur Alpine, worth 1.50, 14.98 for 109-piece china dinner set, worth 20
1.48 for men's slouch hat, worth 2. 1.74 for hall lamp, well worlh 2.50. TobilCCO JUlf] CiQ&TS
Jewelry. Wood and Willow-ware, 4c for oid Dominion cigaretta.
1.48 for ladies' gold pen with pearl handle, iqc for wasn „.,.,,„.. wnrth 110 , 25c for chewing tobaccos ,that .retallgevery
credit houses ask 3. | 24c for best cedar hnrtr<*ii»£n. «- where tram 40 to 40c
2.24 for clock that costs you 2.50 elsewhere. £g for cedar wash£,h
14.98 for gold filled watch worth 25.; »c ior ceuar wash tub, worth 1. Vil\\ PaD6l*.
Furniture. Hardware. SC) te 7Ci ana m that usually mm 7c
1.48 for large arm rocker, wonld be cheap at 3. for gent's bicycle, regular 100 wheel. 25c.
THE) J. C. BISHOP CASH CO.
Republican Distress in Ohio.
The Ohio correspondent of the Wash
ington Post (gold paper), sends from
Columbus, Oct. 20th, an interesting ac
count of the Republican troubles there.
He prefaces his statement by saying
that none of them are due to the dem
ocratic State Committee, which has
been very inefficient, and goes on to
The Republicans have not been able
to handle the farmers so easily this
year as heretofore. In fact, they are
recalcitrant to a wonderful degree, and
will listen to no arguments favoring
the gold standard. They are appealed
to to aid McHinley as a matter of State
pride, but even that rallying cry has
been a fruitless one. They simply say:
"The times have been hard; we are
getting poorer every year; it can be no
worse under free silver, and we'll
chance it," There isn't much use to
argue against such a proposition, and
the republicans are making no head
way converting farmers who entertain
A great effort has been made to
switch tne issue to the tariff, but so
far with mediocre success. The fact is,
a great mass of the farming element
that have heretofore been loyal sup
porters of the republican party have
concluded to try something else this
campaign, and in spite af all that has
yet been done there is but little pros
pect of winning them back in any con
siderable number. It is the positive
slump among this class of voters that
has proved to be a source of undisput
ed worry at republican headquarters.
THE LABOR ELEMENT.
And the labor element. That is also
a sore spot. If the campaign was wash
ed on a tariff platform they would be
largely favorable to McKinley, but the
financial issue has caused thousands to
waver. The zeal of employers fcr Mc
Kinley has also been a source of weak
ness, for in many quarters means have
been resorted to to get the workingmen
in line for sound money that smack
very much of coercion. The average
employee likes to do his own thinking
on political matters, and all efforts to
bulldoze him into voting against his
convictions generally proves a sorry
failure. In many places polls of the
voters have been taken by order of the
employers, so that they may know just
where every man stands; and this fea
ture has added to the unrest. Besides,
all the officials of the Ohio labor unions
are Bryan men. and every artifice
known in political wirepulling has
been employed to keep the men in line
for free silver. And the effort has been
a success, too, for the polls furnished
the republican State Committee show
a large depreciation of the normal vote
in every manufacturing district.
HANNA'S GREAT MISTAKE.
The labor vote may, therefore, be
set down as distinctly favorable to
Bryan. That is the situation today.
Whether it can be held there for two
weeks more remains to be seen. At
State headquarters no effort is made to
hide the optnion that Mark Hrnna
made an egregious error when he asked
the manufacturers in Ohio to make a
poll of their men. It has bern resent
ed as reflecting upon their indepen
dence and right to vote as they pleas
ed, without any dictation of any sort.
This was the one great mistake Mr.
Hanna made in the management of
the Ohio campaign.
The free silver Republicans, outside
of the classes known as farmers and
laboring men, are also a menace to the
success of Gov. McKinley. They have
not been squelched. Ten days "ago it
was hoped that they had been driven
back into the ranks, but, for some rea
son, not now apparent, they have be
come more belligerent than ever. They
utterly refuse to affiliate with their old
companions, and are the loudest shout
ers for Bryan to be found in the State.
In some instances, for business and
personal reasons, they are inclined to
keep their opinions to themselves, but
in cities like Cleveland, Columbus,
Springfield, Dayton, Toledo, and even
Cincinnati, the State Committee is in
possession of evidence showing that
McKinley is certain to lose considera
ble strength from this source. A des
perate effort has been made to reach
this class of voters, but they are inde
pendent, and, 60 far, but little impres
sion has been made on their ranks.
They claim to still be republicans, and
maintain that the party has left them
on the financial question, instead of
they deserting the party. A close es
timate places the number of this class
of bolting;republicanß at!not lees than
ARCHBISHOP IRELAND'S LETTER.
The letter of Archbishop Ireland
favoring the election of McKinley was
a most unfortunate thing for the Ohio
republicans. This State is honey
combed with A. P. A.'s, and this move
on the part of a distinguished prelate
of the Catholic church nas been an
other source of anxiety for the mana
gers. To merely hint that the Catholic
church as a body favored McKinley is
sufficient to drive thousands of votes
away from the republican candidate.
Besides, it will be recalled that in the
canvass preliminary to the St. Louis
convention the officers of the A. P. A.
were opposed to McKinley's nomina
tion to a man, and an effort was made,
although unsuccessful, to defeat him.
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The Richmond Evening Star ceased
publication Friday. Its good will and
subscription list have been sold to the
Evening State for $1,650.
> m —•
The portrait of President Cleveland
at democratic headquarters in Wash
ington has been veiled.
WAIT! WAIT!! WAIT!!!
GREAT SALE OF CLOTHING for 3 weeks
I Don't buy your fall suit elsewhere, unless you want to
| throw several hard earned dollars away, but come direct to
| the WEItfBEKG CLOTHING CO., who will show you
! how to save them. Knowing the large outlet we have for
; clothing at our six large retail stores, we were approached
] by a manufacturer of woolens to close the balance of his fall
styles. This we did at a price which enables us to offer you
uits way below the value a few prices we will quote here.
All wool black and blue Cheviot suits, single or double
breasted, worth at least f 10.00, our price $6.50.
Cassimere suits, made in good style, warranted fast color
in set different patterns. Cost you anywhere $9.00 our
price $6,00. Space will not permit to say any more. Come
and see for yourself and avail yourself of the greatest oppor
tunity ever known in Staunton to purchase clothing. These
are carefully tailored and perfect fitting at next to nothing
Weinberg Clothing Co.
Staunton's Most Reliable
Cillers, Tailors & Gut's Fmista
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
STRICTLY ONE PRICE.
WHOLEY & MURPHY
PURE AND UNADULTERATED WHISKIES!
Handle all the Different Brands of Augusta Coun
ty Whiskies from Three to Eight Years Old.
ONLY HANDLERS OF D. BEAED WHISKY IN THE CITY OR COUNTY.
Have also on hand different brands of fine Old Wilson and Honticello,
Pennsylvania Gray, Melvale, and other fine brands. Special attentive given
to all orders sent by Express.
Having on band a large quantity of Whiskies and Wines, we will offer to
the trade special inducements. - We handle Port and Sherry for family nse
which we will sell at $1.00 per gallon.
THE BIGGEST RETURN
Is our Men's and Boy's S. Kip Boot, all solid,
BEAT IT IF YOU CAN I
You can't afford to get frost-bitten
when you can buy
A BOOT FOR
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