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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31.
. A FOREGONE CONCLUSION.
The political events of the past two
weeks in Virginia show Senator Alar
tin an easy winner in his race with
Governor Tyler. With fifteen hold
over senators as against three for
Tyelr, Martin has already carried the
following cities and connties, viz:
Alexandria, Lynchburg, Nottoway,
Amelia, Norfolk county, Orange, Pet
ersburg, Prince George and Surry,
Cumberland, Richmond city, Char
lotte, Rockingham, Page and Rappa
hannock, Albemarle, Nansemond,
Henrico, Clarke and Warren, Floyd,
Franklin, Prince Edward, Pittsylva
nia and Danville, Halifax, Appomat
tox, Fairfax and Prince William,
Frederick and Shenandoah, AVinches
ter, Aiadison and Greene and Green
ville and Sussex. These cities and
counties give him forty-five votes,
which with those of the fifteen hold
over senators, aggregate sixty votes
already assured him.
Mr. Tyler, on the other hand, has
carried the counties, of Alatthews,
Southampton, Fairfax and Prince
William, the four votes of which add
ed to his three hold-over senators
give him seven votes, as against sixty
Air. Martin will undoubtedly carry
Nelson, Fluvanna, Gooehland, Buck
ingham, Cumberland, Amherst and
the city of Norfolk. In fact the Mar
tin tide is so strong that it is rising
high even in Southwest Virginia,
Tyler's stronghold, which Mr. Martin
in an interview in Roanoke last week
states he expects to carry.
It must be a surprising thing to
Governor Tyler to see tbat Martin,
whom he has been denouncing for his
alleged "methods" and "practices,"
stands so well with the people. But
Senator Alartin is a growing man. His
dignity of demeanor under the un
proven charges that a campaign of
mud-slinging has developed, his uni
versal courtesy and consideration for
all persons of high or low degree having
business with him, his easy approach
ableness, his efforts in behalf of organ
ized labor and of agriculture in Vir
ginia, his freedom from arrogance and
selfconceit, his ability and reputation
among his fellow senators, have all
combined to give Mr. Martin a posi
tion in Virginia which he did not
occupy when he was first elected
One of the most significant facts of
this remarkable campaign is that Sen"
ator Alartin has been enthusiastically
endorsed for re-election by the great
agricultural counties of Rockingham,
Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte,
Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Page,
though Governor Tyler, who has been
a politician and a seeker of votes in
Virginia for many years, has based his
chief claim to recognition upon his
being a farmer. It would look as if
the counties named were not influ
enced by Governor Tyler's preten
Governor Tyler's defeat for the sen
atorship is not only already assured,
but promises to be one of the most
signal and overwhelming ever known
ABOUT THE CIRCUS.
For the past century and maybe
longer the people have always mani
fested a lively interest in tented shows
that bear the name of circus, and just
why they do so is not easy to compre
hend. Ever since the oldest inhabi
tant can remember the circus has come
to Staunton with about the same reg
ularity as July 4th and Christmas, but
In all these years there have been few
changes Tor the better. Last week
Staunton was visited by both the Wal
■M and Robinson shows and their
iippearance brought thousands of peo
il'e to our city, an d with few excep
tions out of that vast throng there
pi ere few who could point to a single
' nproveinent. There was the ele
>hant, the lion, the tiger, the zebra,
the fakir, the side show, the clown,
just as was tbe case when we saw our
first show, and the same as every
other person has witnessed, but not
withstanding the people came, spent
their money and made themselves be
lieve they had a good time. It is true
that Staunton is always pleased to
have within her gates the good people '
Df the county and those adjacent '
'hereto, but it does not glory in seeing
them come here to throw away their
money in amusements that fail to
iinuse. Prior to the coming of one of
these exhibitions representations are '
made upon the bill boards that are |
never presented and this within itself i
ias had much to do with disgusting J
nsible people with the general run of '
*,-ited shows. j
There should be a law against meth- i
; s of this character. The butcher *
jio sells diseased meat, the farmer !
'•» sells spoiled products aud men <
,'vfaged in other pursuits of life who f
tike false statements concerning what '
tey have to exchange are punished for !
jceit and there should be noeexce-t
;ion when it comes to a circus. f
If men persist in conducting shows \
n this manner and allow a gang of .
fibbers to follow them as is so often i
hfe case there will come a time when «
I revs will be a thing of the past j
ere will be few who will drop a *
ver their passing from yiew. j
3rt L. Wiley, the oldest railroad I
in Virginia died, Monday at ,
i Forge, aged eighty years. Mr. si
entered the service of theChesa- P
and Ohio when it was known as -P
3hmond and Louisa Railroad, Jj
g from Richmond to Louisa H
Governor Tyler is the incarnation
of the old adage. "Hope springs eter
nal in the human breast." With an
overwhelming majority against him of
the Democratic nominees for the Gen
eral Assembly, a majority that makes
Senator Martin's re-election certain
beyond a doubt, our sanguine govern
or announced at the Culpeper Horse
Show on Thursday of last week that
he was ' 'confident ot uo less than sixty,
eight delegates." He gives no figures.
'He offers no proofs. He suggests no
possibilities. He is merely "confid
1 Somebody has been working "the
confidence game" on Governor Tyler.
His innocence is refreshing; or else he
is like thelittle boytravellingtbrough
the grave-yard at night, and is whistl
ing to keep his courage up.
It may never have dawned on Go*
, ernor Tyler, whose self-conceit got him
. into bis present trouble and continues
, to keep him there, that he has never
stood the ghost of a show to be elect
. Ed Senator. His bump of self-esteem
, has never allowed him to perceive that
; as a matter of fact the people of Vir
ginia don't want him. They made
. him governor with the expectation of
his serving his term as governor. They
. have never had any intention of mak
. ing him senator.
Even those who do not like Senator
Martin, have no desire for Tyler, and
. when they are put in the alternative
. of selecting between the two, they do
not hesitate to prefer Martin.
Some of the governor's friends ought
.to pull him in out of the wet. He does
I not seem to be able to get in by him
•> am> -ay
There is every reason to believe that
in Virginia next year there will be a
i State League of baseball made up of
clubs from Richmond, Norfolk, New
i port News, Portsmouth, Petersburg,
Roanoke, „ Hampton and Danville.
i Now. why not get to work on The
Spectator's suggestion and arrange
for several of these clubs to play in our
■ city. By having a league and playing
. occasionally in those cities unable to
support a team the undertaking will
, prove a howling success. If confined
: to only those towns directly interested
the management will soon find that
the patronage will not be as great as
that which we have suggested. The
Valley City cannot indulge in the lux
ury ot having a club of its own, but
its people will liberally patronize all
games scheduled to take place here be
tween clubs of the proposed league.
—- » m 4
News from Everywhere.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad con
ductors and engineers will be given
annual passes over the road for them
selves and families.
The administration may enlist three
regiments of negroes in the South for
service in the Philippines. The organ
ization of one regiment has been defi
nitely decided upon.
Fourth class postmasters will organ
ize a lobby and urge Congress to give
them a minimum compensation of
$100 a year, instead of the present rate
iof pay. There are 70,000 fourth-class
President McKinley, while at Ocean
Grove, N. J.,said that after the war
■ in the Philippines is over the islands
. are to have a government like our
own. He assured a large gathering
1 that the flag means the same thing in
the Philippines that it does in the
United States Senator Harris will
introduce three amendments to the
Federal constitution at the next ses
sion of Congress and ask that they be
submitted to a vote of the people. The
first will provide that the President
shall be elected for a term of six years,
instead of four, as at present, and
that he shall be disqualified for re-elec
tion. The second is designed to make
the term of congressman four years.
The third will provide for the election
of United States Senators by direct
vote of the people. Senator Harris be
lieves there are too many elections
now, and he wants to reduce the num
ber. He says that a congressman no
more than gets acquainted with the
streets that lead to the Capitol until
he has to come home and fix up his
fences for re-election.
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Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 15.
Editor Spectator:—lnasmuch as
Gov. Tyler is going over the State de
nouncing the party methods of his own
party by which he himself was elected
governor, it seems that it would be
worth while to investigate a little the
Governor's own conduct in relation to
official appointments. The writer does
not propose to discuss the appointment
of the Governor's sons to important
positions in the army, tor it may be
that their superior qualifications may
have entitled them to these respective
positions. But what we cannot under
stand is that a Board appointed by
Gov. Tyler himself should have dis
charged Mr. Henry A. Bear, a Rock
ingham man and for many years a
very capable and efficient teacher In
the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution
and at a time when he had lost all of
his property through misfortune and
left penniless, and at the same time
appoint a lady relative of the Gover
nor's without any previous experience
to a position paying $900 per annum.
Don't it look a little like the Governor
is somewhat of an avaricous animal,
who having had a little taste of offioial
blood wants to devour all the offices in
sight for the use and benefit of himself
and relatives? Rockingham.
Is Most Admirably Managed.
Dr. George J. Preston, the secretary
of the lunacy commission of the State
of Maryland, recently paid a visit to '
the Western State Hospital in this '
city. On his return home he wrote the '
following complimentary letter to Dr.
Blackford the superintendent:
Baltimore, Aug. 25.—A110w me to
thank you for your courtesy in show
ing me through your admirable insti
tution on Tuesday last. I feel tbat I j
must take this opportunity to say to ,
you that in my opinion tbe Western
State Hospital is most admirably man- ,
aged. The wards are scrupulously
clean, the nurses seem very attentive '
and the patients well cared for. In
reading the last report of the institu
tion, which you kindly gave me, I was \
astonished to observe the phenominally |
low per capita cost of maintenance. ,
While this reflects great credit on the (
management of the hospital, I cannot ,
but feel that it is a pity that such au ,
excellent institution should be com (
pelled to practice such severe economy. l
lam sure that if the good people of j
Virginia could know what a well ar
ranged and admirably managed hos
pital they have, they would cheerfully a
increase the annual appropriation. a
With an increased appropriation you r,
would be enabled to put up industrial
ihops and introduce many modern im- c
Movements which would result in c
;reat benefit to tbe unfortunate iv- ±
iane. With beat wishes for the con- c
inued prosperity of the Western State f.
hospital, I am very sincerely, 0 '
George J. Preston, a
There has been a I
exports from Newport News.
Free delivery of mail in Fredericks-
H; will begin September 1.
, the local option election in Pulas
ity the "drys" wou by a majority
A gray wolf was killed by dogs in
Albemarle county last week on the
farm of Henry Gilbert.
Dr. James A. Duncan has officially
declined the presidency of Randolph
R. M. Strotber, of Lynchburg,
ent of the Strother Drug Com
pany, is dead.
R. Matsie, commonwealth's at
ind a prominent politician of
c, is dead.
understood that the Southern
railway shops are to be moved from
Burlington, N. C, to A-anchester, Va.
■uffolk, on Saturday, Eldrakin
, aged 14 years, was killed by a
11 thrown by a companion.
In memory of Prof. John B. Minor,
it is intended to build by subscription
at the University of Virginia a law
hall bearing his name.
E. Branson Allen died suddenly at
his home in Harrisonburg on Saturday.
He was one of Harrisonburg's oldest
citizens, being in his eighty third year.
Mre are now only 10 cases of yel
ver in the hospital at the Sol
diers' Home at Hampton, all of which
are on the convalescent list.
Mrs. Margaret E. Petty, widow of
the late Rev. Jas. S. Petty, died at
Front Royal in the 89th year of her
Edward B. Taylor, president of the
15. B. Taylor Company, died suddenly
in Richmond aj an early hour Friday
Gen. James A. Walker has filed his
brief in the contest for the seat of Judge
Rhea, from the Ninth district. It is a
sharp attack on the Democrats of
Governor Tyler has commuted to
imprisonment for life the sentence of
Thos. W. Price, who wag to have been
hung at Farmville on September 5 for
murdering Hall Carter.
Major John T. Loving, of Pulaski
City, announces that he is in the race
for the House clerkship. He has been
one of Col. Bigger's assistants for sev
Sergeant John A. Mason, who shot
Guiteau, the assassin of President
Garfield, in Washington in 1881, hs>s
been sent on to the grand jury of Or
ange county, charged with assaulting
and beating two ladies. He was al
X Saturday afternoon at Rock-
Hum Springs, while Gen. John
lon was on his way to his cot
urge greyhound ran in front of
using him to fall over it. He
ed bruises about the face, but
; seriously hurt,
rem Furnace, at Shenandoah
age couuty, which has been idle
ut two years, will resume opera
tions, it is said, in a few weeks. At
the time of the suspension the town
had about 5,000 population. Since then
many have moyed away in quest of
At the conference on Saturday, at
Bristol, between Governor TyiGr and
Attorney General Montague, of Vir
ginia, on the one side, and Governor
McMillinand Attorney General Pickle,
of Tennessee, on tbe other, touching
the boundary line between the two
States, it was agreed that Attorney
General Pickle should in October pe
tition the United States Supreme
Court for the appointment of commis
sioners to review and remark the lines.
The conference was in every way sat
Commissioner of Agriculture Koiner
has received inquiries from New York
parties, who desire to lease lands in
Virginia to be used as sheep ranches.
The commissioner has been urging the
farmers of this State to give more at
tention to sheep husbandry. He says
this branch of farming is very profit
able now, and that Virginia can feed
hundreds of thousands of sheep on
land that is not bringing the farmers
any revenue, and that the scarcity of
cattle in the west will advance the
price of sheep still higher in another
year. The commissioner regrets the
want of means in the department
of agriculture to print a bulletin on
■bject, and put it in tbe hands
y farmer iv the State.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
1 applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only oue way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is entire
ly closed deafness is the result, and un
less the inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to its normal con
dition, hearing will be destroyed for
ever; nine cases out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous sur
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of deafness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
Clifton Forge Personals.
Mr. T. P. Bowles went down to
Staunton Wednesday on a business
Mr. Hyde, of Augusta county, was
here this week, tbe guest of his son,
Mr. T. I. Hyde.
Gerard Peaco, wifa and little one
left, on No. 6 Wednesday to visit friends
Mr. J. H. Callahan and wife were
among those who attended the show at
Staunton on Wednesday.
Miss Anna Dudley is off on a week's
vacation. She left Tuesday for a visit <
to relatives at Staunton.
Miss Marie Brown returned last
week from a visit to Swoope, Augus
ta county. The illness of her mother
called her home sooner than she had
expected to return, Mrs. Brown's
condition is greatly improved.—Clif
ton Forge Review.
John W. Todd Has No Superior, '
We have before stated that in our
judgment Augusta isfortunatein hav
ing as an available candidate a man so '
eminently fitted and capable as John
W. Todd. A knowledge of his life and
character, extending over twenty
years, leads us to say that as a man of
mature judgment and experience in
public affairs, of honesty, uprightness
and integrity, coupled with a Keen,
shrewd insight into men and measures,
he has no superior as a legislative can
didate before the people ot Augusta to
day and any measure that is neglected
to secure his nomination will be an
oversight that our people may have ev
ery reason to regret. We could say no
more; we decline to say less —Valley
Herald of August 25tb. * j
At this season of tbe year there are
always many deaths, particularly
among children, from summer com
plaint, diarrhoe i, dystentery, cholera
morbus, cramps, etc., and every one]
ought to know that a sure and speedy ,
cure can easily be obtained by taking
Perry Davis'Pain-Killer in sweet- I
ened water every half hour. It never '
fails. Avoid substitute, there is bat
one Pain-Killer, Perry Davis'. Price
So the falling of the hair tells
of the approach of age and
No matter how barren the tree
nor how leafless it may seem,
I you confidently expect leaves
again. And why?
g Because there is life at the
So you need not worry about «
the falling of your hair, the "j
threatened departure of youth ,
and beauty. And why? t j
Because if there is a spark of
life remaining in the roots of
will arouse it into healthy activ-
ity. The hair ceases to come
out: it begins to grow: and the
glory of your youth is restored
We have a book on the Hair
and its Diseases. It is free.
, Tho Boat Advlco Fr—a
K you do not obtain all the benefits
I you expected from th. use ot the Vigor,
write tho doctor about It. Probably
there la soma difficulty with your gen-
eral system which may be easily
removed. Address. WfL
ss&. J. C. ASTER, Lowell, Mai*. SB
$0 AAA AA t0 lend on approved real
3PaC.UUU.Vv estate security In sums not
less than $500.00.
aug31-8ts ' Masonic Temple.
Waverly, a commodious brick dwelling,
with ample shade, lawn, garden, fruit trees,
and outbuildings. No ohoicer residence
property about Staunton.
And Sunnyside. comfortable frame house
with outbuildings, large market garden,
vineyard, variety of fruit, and a stream
running through the place.
Also 40 acres of excellent land, with
plain tenant house, a fruit, berry and
trucking farm, extensive vineyard, or-
chards and raspberry and strawberry plant-
ings. Part set in grass, and part for cul-
All west of city, near Street Car terminus.
Other land to let, near Fair Grounds.
aug 31-tf THOMAS D. RANSON.
WANTED.— To Place 75 good ewes on
the share for 1, 2 or 3 years; in lots
of about 25 head each; a thoroughbred
Shropshire buck with each lot.
JNO. W. G1LKESON.
augl7 3t Mint Spring, Va.
MONEY TO I.KND,—One good real estate
security. Apply to
;braxton & WATT,
aug 3-its Staunton, Va.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
Staunton, Va., August 21,1899.
The copartnership heretofore existing be- j
t ween Edward Alexander and C. P. Bow-
man, under the firm name of Edward Al-
exander & Co., is this day dissolved by mu-
tual consent, said Edward Alexander re
tiring from the copartnership.
Under the terms of dissolution, tbe stock
on hand has been purchased by C. P. Bow-
man; for debts due the late firm either of
the late partners is authorized to collect
and receipt for the same. Tbe retiring
member cordially invites his friends to
patronize the firm succeeding to the busi-
ness. EDWARD ALEXANDER,
C. P. BOWMAN.
August 21, 1899.
The undersigned have formed a copart-
nership under the firm name of C. P. Bow-
man & rlro., for conducting the hardware
business, they being the successors of the
old firm of Edward Alexander & Co,, and
will continue to do business at the old
stand on South Augusta street And they
cordially invite the customers of the old
firm to give them their support.
C. P. BOWMAN,
| Oar Coal gives satisfaction
because it is clean, free
i from slate and other itnpu-
1 rities and makes a hot,
steady fire that can be re-
burning eoal too, and the
price is as low as good coal
The SMITH FUEL CO.
Office 18 East Main St.
Mutual Phones Nob, 182 and 163.
Bell Phone No. 15.
that will be dear to the people
of this city is the
CHINA . .
STOMWALL BRIGADE BAND
just received. The photograph of
the entire band in full dress uni-
i form appears on the various pieces
j which consists of
Comb and Brush Trays, Cake Pistes,
Pitchers, Tankards, Vases, Bon
Bon Dishes, and other
j small Pieces.
'SWSEE OUR DISPLAY!
Switzer & Grubert.
Jewelers and Opticians.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court
of Augusta county, entered on May 13,
1899, in the chancery cause of Wm. H. Ast
vs. Lucinda H. Monroe, etc., pending there
in, the undersigned special commissioner,
Saturday, September 2nd, 1899,
at 12 o'clock noon, in front of the court
house door, in the city of Staunton, sell at
public auction to the highest bidder, all of
tbat certain lot or parcel, together
witb all tbe improvements thereon,
adjoining the lands of George M.
Tisdale. Harper Harman and E.
Hageman, on which Lucinda H. Mon
roe now resides, and being the same prop
erty conveyed to Lucinda H. Monroe by
Samuel M. Tisdale and wife by deed of re
cord in the county office of August county
in 1). B. 122, page 525, upon terms of cash
in hand on day of sale sufficient to pay
costs of suit and sale, and the residue upon
a creiit of six and twelve months, taking
the purchaser's bonds therefor with ap
proved personal security, and title retain
ed as ultimate security, said bonds to bear
In'erest from day of sale at the rate of six
per cent per annum.
HERBERT J. TAYLOR,
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of August*
I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court
aforesaid do certify that Herbert J. Taylor
has executed the bond required by decree of
sale In the chancery cause of Wm. H. Ast vs.
Lucinda Monroe, <£c, now pending In said
Given under my hand this 2nd day of
JGB. B. WOODWARD. Clerk
In pursuance of a deed of trust executed
to tne by Lottie F. Scbeffer, dated May 2(5,
1898, of record in the city clerk's office in
0. B. 14, page 417, and being thereto di
rected by the beneficiaries in this deed, X
will pioceed in front of the court bouse in
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1899,
at 12 o'clock M., to sell at public auction
for CASH, two lots on South Augusta St.,
and the buildings thereon, one being the
same now occupied by Taylor & Collins as
a livery stable, and the other the brick
st-ire house now occupied by W. H. Brew
& Co. as a grocery. One lot containg 40
feet fiont and the other 29 feet front, run
ning back between parallel lines a distance
of 172 feet. The above is the same proper
ty conveyed to Lottie F. Soheffer by Julias
C Scbeffer and J. D. Crowle and wife by
deed dated January 22,1881, and recorded
in the city clerk's office in D, B. 8, page
TEEMS OF SALE—Cash in hand suffi
cient to pay the costs of executing this
trust and a bond of $3,400, and interest
thereon from May 26,1898. and any unpaid
taxes on said property. The balance, if
any, payable to Mrs. Lottie F. Scheffer or
to whom she may direct.
jul 13 5t K. N. PAGE, Trustee.
The above sale has been postponed
until Thursday, September
14th. 1899, at same time and place
R. N. KAGE,
aug 17 4t Trustee.
E. M. Cunning & Co., Auctioneers.
n*KDSTKES' SALE OF A VALUABLE
A KAKM ON LONG MEADOW" BUN.IN
AUGUSTA COUNTY, 5 miles northeast
from the city of Staunton.
By virtue of five deeds of trustexecnted by
John A Stover and wife to the undersigned
trustees, the first dated December iitb, 1887,
of record in the clerk's office of Augusta
county court in Deed Book No. 105, page 471,
tbe second and third dated December 30th,
1895, recorded in same office. Deed Book 124,
pages 435 and 198. The fourth dated August
l»th, 180 H. recorded lo same office, Deed Book
125, page 331, and the sth dated February 2Bth,
1897, also of record in same office, Deed Book
126, page 325, default having been made in
the payment of the several bonds secured in
said deeds, and being requested by the ben
eficiary; William H. Bailey, so to do, we will
proceed to sell at public auction In front of
the court house, in the city of Staunton, to
the highest bidder, on
SATURDAY, SEFTisMBER 23, 1899,
at 12 o'clock M., that valuable tract of land
witb a comfortable dwelling, barn and other
outbuildidgs and Improvements, lying on
Long Meadow Bnn, in Augusta connty, and
on the Staunton and Port Republic road, ad
joining Coffman and others, and containing
about 2 3 acres, 3 roods and 8 poles, more or
less, and upon which the said John A. Stover
and family now reside. Upon
TEKMS of cash in hand sufficient to pay
the costs of executing tbe said several trusts
and the debts and interest therein secnred
and pay over to said John A. Stover the bal
ance (If any) or to bis order.
JAMBS N. MCFARLAND,
WILLIAM A. BURNETT,
aug 21-4t Trustees.
A Valnatile Farm Situate in tbe Connty
Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court
of Augusta county entered on tbe 2uth day
of December, 1898, in the chancery cause ot
Newton's admr., etc., pending therein, we,
as special commissioners of said court,
Monday, the 35th Day of September, 1890,
(county court day) at 1 o'clock p. in., in
front of the courthouse of tbe county of
Augusta in the city of Staunton, sell at
public auction to the highest bidder, all
that certain tract or parcel of land together
with tbe improvements thereon situate in
the county of Augusta near the town of
Greenville, adjoining the lands of W. B.
Smith, Christian Merritt and others, and
known as the Isaac Newton Farm, and
containing 108 acres, 1 rood and 3 poles.
This is the farm of which Isaac Newton
died seized, and is in every respect a most
TERMS OP SALE—Enoughcashin hand
to pay the costs of suit and sale and the
residue in three equal instalments payable
respectively at one, two and three years
from day of sale, the credit instalments
carrying interest from the day of sale and
the purchaser or purchasers executing
i bonds therefor payable at said respective
dates and the title to tbe property to be re
tained until the whole purchase money is
paid and the conveyance is directed by the
(court. GEO. M. COCHRAN,
J. M. QUARLES,
Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
1, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of said Court,
do certify, that J. M. Quarles has exe
cuted the bond required by decree of sale in
the chancery causes of Isaac Newton's cred
itars vs. Isacc Newton's adm'r., Ac, now
pending In said conrt.
Given under my band this 23d day of Au
gust, 1899. JOS. B. WOODWARD,
anglM td* Clerk.
I MARTIN I
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I WHO WILL IT BE ? |
But there's a matter closer to you—
your clothing. We keep close in touch
with your needs. Every man needs
Shirts, Collars, Cuffs,
Neckwear, Socks, Hats,
—some want gloves.
Our experience—and goods—at your
service, they will not be pushed on
yon. We don't beg you to buy, but
our prices are tempting.
(9. R. Kiracofe & Co.
Maiu Street, Staunton, Va
VIRGINIA— In the Clerk's office of the
Court of Hustings for the city of
Staunton, August 21, 1899.
Ella Johnson, Plaintiff,
vs. In Chancery.
Jacob Johnson, Defendant.
The object of this suit is to obtain a di
vorce o memo, et thoro by the plaintiff from
the defendant. And it appearing by affidavit
Sled that tbe defendant, Jacob Johnson, is a .
non-resident of this State, it is ordered that '
ie do appear here within fifteen days after
lue publication of this notice and do what is
necessary lo protect his interest.
At teste - —
'an 0 " 58 ' P ' q ' ClWk ' I
BAKER'S PHOSPHATE |
Still leading 1 . None gives more satis
factory results. Has been tested in
;his section for twenty years. Better
than others of much higher cost.
WE HAVE ALSO
Acid Phosphate (South Carolina Bone)
Fine Ground Raw Bone Meal,
Dissolved Animal Bone,
Kainit. &c, tic. \
aW Prices to suit the times. j
Choice Western Cloyer,
" || Orchard Grass,
Fancy Kentucky Blue Grass.
%W Call to see us.
Baker & Brown.
B. W. CRUM,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer In
EM GRADE FERTILIZERS,
Also all kinds of Fertilizer materials,
Kainit, Potash, Soda, Blood, etc.
gp- All the Fertilizers I sell are manufac
tured of first-class materials and stand
ard guaranteed. They hare been sold in
Augusta and adjoining counties for years
and I can refer you to hundreds of pur
chasers who have used them and are still
IK them. My goods are dry and in
condition for drilling. I believe it
pay you to use these Fertilizers on
' wheat and grass crops this year. It
use them once they will need no fur
advertisement to make a regular
omer. All that I ask is that you will
me a trial and 1 am sure that I can
save money by doing so. Be sure to call
and get my prices and examine my goods
before buying elsewhere, as I can make
it interesting to you.
EST All kinds of first-class Grass Seed a
■>ecialty at low prices.
I am yours for business,
B W. CRUM,
Opp. C. & O. freight depot, Staunton.
I am this season offering to farmers
the following brands:
High Grade Valley Phosphate,
Staunton Wheat Fertilizer,
Farmers' Choice Fertilizer (Phos
phate and Potash.)
The last is a new brand put up es
pecially for those who wish a good sup
ply of potash and phosphate. I put
this on the market at a guarantee of 2
per cent, potash and 10 per cent, avail
able pbos. acid, but it will run nearer
to 2i and 11 and the price is mncb low
er than goods of same analysis sold by
GIVE ME A CALL
before purchasing and I will show you
a Bargain, as I am this year well fixed
to meet your demands and I am quite
sure the high grade of phosphate 1 am
using this year will give me as fine re
sults as it did on crop raised in 1898.
J. E. GRAHAM.
I desire to call the attention of my
farmer friends to tbe fact that I am
still In tbe Fertilizer bnsiness and
would be glad if my customers and
others would call to see me before buy
ing. The Fertilizers I sell advertise
themselves and where once used are
used again in increasing quantities.
All guaranteed in first-class mechani
cal condition. Hundreds of farmers
have used them and all give them the
highest praise. Following is a list of
the brands I handle:
Genuine Slaughter House Bone,
Orient Complete Manure, Eureka Am
moniated Bone, Eureka Bone and
Potash, Valley Virginia Bone, Rich
mond Special, Special Fall Mixture,
Muriate Potash, Dissolved Animal
Bone, Penniman's Special Guano and
BS*Timotby and Clover Seed.
Opp. C. & O. freight depot, Staunton.
.u,i-tf J, E. TODD.
IMPORTANT TO FARMERS!
Fertilizers & Seeds.
My stock tbis Fall Is large and lDcludes ev
erything desirable In the F rtillzer line and
suited to our soils, and the growtn of wheat
I tell no goods except from the most relia
ble manufacturers, under their own brands.
Some Items In Fertilizers are coating more
this season than for the last several years,
but X have overcome this trouble to a con
siderable extent by close and careful buying
for cash, and in addition to this factor In
tbe farm«rs'interest, 1 will sell at a small
profit for Cash and to regular time Duvers
who will pay promptly when doe.
My stock will consist of the best goods
made, in flue mechanical condition, and will
be full and well assorted early and late, and
farmers can get anything tbey want at any
time in season.
As profits will be short I must make the
cost of handling as small as possible, and
will therefore not be able to sell through
agents or to send out any olb to canvass,
and all such unnecessary expenses will be
saved by those who buy directly from me.
The farmers who may kindly call on me
before buying elsewhere will And that In
doings j they have done themselves good
Choree Clover and Timothy Seed
A specialty, and 1 have always a plentiful
stock of the best In store, and at the lowest
JAS. H. BLACKLEY,
Greenville Avenue, Staunton, Va.
I BIG REDUCTION
pi Grade ieels.
From now until the end of the sea*
son, I shall offer rare bargains in high
You have only to call lo be con
vinced that I will sell you cheaper
than the cheapest for GO OD WHEELS
—poor ones I do not sell. i
Just a few at f 18—flush joint, 2
piece crank hanger, and good equip-'
ments generally. They will not last
long, so you must call early if you I
want one of these bargains.
J. L. BRENAMAN.
Sr. Frank H. Hanpr, Specialist.
Office—Crowle Building, Booms ll&W.
Practice limited to
EYE, THROAT, NOSE AKD EAR.
Stabntoit, Va., Aug. 4,18tt9.
Capt. E. A. Fulcher, Georeeß. Dunlap, Dr.
J. S. Blair, S. D. Timberlake and oth-
Gestlkmkn:—Your communication in
the Argus of July 3l>t is now before me
and in response will say that while truly
grateful for this expression of your con
fidence and esteem. I am not insensible of
the great responsibilities I must assume
should it be the pleasure of the party to
nominate and the will of the people to elect
me Therefore, with due deference to your
wishes. I consent to be a candidate for the
Legislature from Augusta and Staunton,
subject to the approval of tbe Democratic
party, and if nominated and elected, pledge
myself to stand by the interests of tbe
whole people against class legislation, ma
chine politico and politicians. lam in fa
vor of a good road law—one that will be
equally just to the poor and rich, and for a
state constitutional convention. In tbe
present senatorial contest as between the
avowed candidates, Messrs. Martin and
Tyler, f am for Tyler in tbe absence of an
expression of opinion on the part of tbe
people, lam in favor, however, of an op
portunity being afforded tbe party to
manifest its choice in the premises.
I am yonrs truly,
aug 17-tf E. F. Viscknt.
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERB OF
' AUGUSTA AND STAUNTON.
I am a candidate for the House of Dele
gates, subject to the action of tbe Demo
cratic county nominating convention. If
I am nominated and elected, I shall rep
resent the views of the majority of tbe
people of Augusta and Staunton on the
question of United States Senator, and on
all public questions; and shall endeavor
to faithfully look after the local interests
of tbe county and city.
aue 3 JOHN W. TODD.
B koo kwood, Va., July, 18,1899.
To Messr j. J. R. Kemper and others:
Gentlemen—Your card of the Htti Instant,
requesting me to announce my candidacy
for re election to the Home of Delegates ot
Virginia affords me an opportunity of ex
pressing publicly my lilsrn appreciation of
your confidence in me, and my thanks for
your endorsement of my conduct as your
Representative In the last session of the
Should It be the pleasure of the Democratic
party of Augusta county to again nominate
me as one of Its candidate foretection to the
next General Assembly and should I be
elected thereto, I pledge my best efforts
faithfully, honestly, and efficiently as far as
in me lies, to represent the interests of all
my constituents. Again thanking you, I am
with great respect,
aug 3-Zts J, W. CHURCH MAN.
TO the Voters of Augusta County : Har
■ ing been called on by many of my
friends to become a candidate for the next
House of Delegates and after due consider
ation I have decided to do so and shall
through the Staunton papers undertake to
bring before the people tne unjust tax now
being collected every year, which is keep
ing the working man down; also a law
now in force that robe our wives and chil
dren after we are dead. Several times dur
ing the term of the last legislature 1 tried
to get the attention of our delegates to this
unjust tax. but they seemed to take no
notice of it. I am subject to the Democrat
ic convention. Respectfully.
juiaotde " 'Annex, Va.
COR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.—
Having learned that the impression has
gotten abroad in the county tbat I am not
a candidate for re-election to tbe House of
Delegates, I take this method of informing
my friends throughout the county, who
have so generously supported me in the
past, that I am a candidate for re-election,
subject to the Democratic primary or con
vention, and that 1 will greatly appreciate
their support. If re elected, I will in the
future as in the past strive to secure such
legislation as may be desired by the people
of the county, and to defeat whatever may j
be detrimental to the ir interests.
jun 29-tt SILAS H. WALKER.
NOTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.
Notice is hereby given that the First Half
of the City Taxes for the year 1899 are now
due and ready for collection.
All persons falling to pay one half by Sep
tember 10th, 1899, will be charged five per
cent, penalty on the whole, and their tickets
turned over to the Collector for Immediate
ARISTA HOGB, Treasurer
August 18.1899. City of Stauntoh, Va.
VIRGINIA to-wit:—lo the circuit court of
Augusta county, the 23d day of Au
gust, 1899. '
The Black Rock Springs Improvement
Peter Roller, R. T. Miller, T. G. Wil
son and S. W. Winfrey, Defendants.
The object of this suit is to settle tbe
right ot the parties to tbe house and lot
claimed under tbe contract with Winfrey
and Wilson, to have said house and the
contract rescinded and to enjoin the use of
And it appearing by affidavit filed tbat
due diligence has been used by or on be
half of the plaintiff to ascertain the
oounty or corporation within which said
T. G. Wilson and E. W. Winfrey reside
without avail it is therefore ordered tbat
they do severally appear here within
fifteen days after due publication hereof
and do what Is necessary to protect their
interests in this snit.
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk
Patrick & Gordon, p. q. aug 24-4t
Staunton, Va., August IX, 1899.
C. A. Houser, etc.
Sam'l F. Houser's Heirs, etc.
All persons interested in the above
styled chancery cause will Take Notice,
that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit
court of Augusta county, entered in said
cause on Jnne 1,1899,1 shall at my office
in Staunton, Va., Va., on
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1899,
proceed to take, state and settle the follow
Ist. Of the real and personal estate of
which Samuel F. Houser died seized;
2nd. Of the transactions of John A.
Spencer, adm'r. of said Houser,
3rd. Of the outstanding indebtedness of
4t b. Of the lands owned by the children
of said Houser and Luella Hess, mentioned
in tbe bill in this cause;
sth. Whether said lands are divisible in
kind among tbe owners thereof;
6th. Any other matters deemed perti
R. E. R. NELSON,
Commissioner In Chancery.
Patrick & Gordon, p. q. aug IT-4t I
SL~ ea4eod ammm\
Hard on Shoes!
LYes. plowing is hard
on Shoes—few shoes
will stand it, hnt onr
Men's English Ties!
t, $1.25 * $1.50,
1 do the work,
not fail to see
Up-to-Date Shoe House, \
Mary Baldwin Seminary,
For Young Ladies.
Term begins September 6,1899. Located
in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Unsur
passed climate, beautiful grounds and mod
ern appointments. Students from 24 States.
Terms moderate. Pupils enter any time.
Send for catalogue.
Miss E. C. WEIMAR. Prin..
aug 24-4t Staunton, Va.
Near CHARLOTTESVILLE, TA.
For Boys and Young Men. Has unrival
led advantages in healthful climate, thor
ough teaching kindly home influence, and
large gymnasium. Send for Catalogue.
JOHN R. SAMPSON, A. M.,
ang 10-4t Principal.
Ml litan i__7,
IN HISTOEIC NORTH KEN VIRGINIA.
Beautiful, mountainous, and healttful
country. Patronage from 15 States. Pre
pares for business, for the universities, and
for the Government academies.
References—Hon. James Keith, Presi
dent Court of Appeals: Senator John W.
Daniel; Hon. John P. Rixey; Hon. H D.
Clayton; Hon. W. L. Terry; Gen. Joe
Wheeler, and others.
For full particulars, address,
COL. S. A McINTYRE,
Bethel Academy P. 0., Va.
. aug 17-lm
OLD FORT SEMINARY.
School For Girls.
j Is pleasantly situated in one of the most
beautiful and healthful seetioni of the
Valley of Virginia, and is within a few
hundred yards of Fort Defiance depot.
Fall corps of teachers and assistants.
Eighth session opens SEPT. 13, 1899. For
catalogue, &c, address,
Mrs. N R. BEARD,
jul 13-2 m Fort Defiance. Va.
The Dunsmore Business College, Staun
ton, Va., will beg 1 n Its 88th session Sept.
lit, 181)9,laud close July lit, I*oo,
NO BUSINESS COLLEGE in the country
can boast of a better record made In thor
oughly preparing young men and women
for business pursuits than the Dunsmore
Send for catalogue, circulars and testi
J. G. DUNSMORE,
jul 20-2ni President.
Virginia Female Institute,
Miss Maria Pendleton Duval, Priiciial,
Successor to Mrs. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart.
Tbe 56th session begins SEPT. 14, 1899.
Tbe same excellent and efficient faculty
will return, except that Miss Marsh, a grad
uate of the Ontario Art School. England,
will Bucceed Miss Stuart in the Art Depart
ment. A Primary School has been estab
lished, which will be in charge of Miss
Calvert Walke. Chorus singing and object
drawing will be given, free of charge, in
this department. For catalogue apply at
the Institute or call at the bookstores.
In assuming charge of the Virginia Fe
male Institute, I respectfully- ask the sup
port of its former patrons and pnpils, and
also of the general public. With practical
ly the same cultured and efficient faculty,
who have so materially contributed to tha
making of the reputation ot the school in
the past years, it shall be my earnest en
deavor to maintain the same high standard
and to carry the work of the school evenly
on without interruption.
(Miss) Maria Pf.kdi.itoh DtJVAL,
Successor to Mrs. Gen. J. K. B. Stuart,
juiao til sepls
Tiipia Polytechnic Mitt
(State A. & M. College.)
At BLACKSBURG, VA.
30 Instructors. Thoroughly equipped
shops. Laboratories and Infirmary. Farm
of 400 acres. Steam beat and electric lights
in dormitories. Degree courses in Agricul
ture, Horticulture, Civil, Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering, applied Chemistry
and General Science. Shorter courses in
Practical Agriculture and Practical Me
chanics. Total cost of session of nine
months, including tuition and other fees
uniform, board, washing, text books, med
ical attendance, etc., about 1195. Coat to
State Students, $165. Next session begins
Sept. 21st, 1899. For catalogue apply to
J. M. McBRYDE, Ph. D., L. L. D.
jun 20-3 m President.
DR. J. B. BAWLINGS,
In Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Office m
Marquis Building, 2nd floor. Office hours
—8 to 12 a. m. and 1 to 5 p. m.
mar3o-6m STAUNTON, VA.
LL AND SEE
THE NICE LINE OF
- - r le and Fancy Groceries
' No, 11 Frederick street,
Next to U. S. Express Office
Fresh stock. A 1 goods as represented.
Polite attention to customers. Country
Produce bought and sold.
8. BRAD. LYLE,
June 1 tt Proprietor.
P, O. UHAWEK 6S. B.C. UAHVT
Is a consideration when It comes to
Carriages and Buggies
As all must admit—it's a fact.
HARDY Sells. Then
Of that sort low down—makes.'em, too.
Harness for Sale also.
Repairing Gets Attention
■OOND-HAHD VEHICLES FOB SAIJs
John M. Hardy & Son.
Main A Market Sts., Staunton, Va.
sEaa.^— «_■_"%. a__\f
H Ios> water will chill the stomach, but it ■
■ will make you feel warmer. fl
I HIRES I
■ wig cool the blood and malt, you really I
■ cool. It'a tbe drink for warm d.js. ■
R m aaaaaM I. aim CO., wlbJ.la*!., Ha, ■
Efj ii.s.rs of Sir*. C.a..a.*i MUX. ■
B ''jr.— alkamaa far Tairat, fftaM.." Btnl t>M. M\
' ABQB FARM FOK SALE.—A splendid
j farm In Augusta county, the richest
sarter of theValley of Vlrglnla.oon tainlng
bout 560 Acres has on It good newelght room
welling, two new barna covered with slate
ad pain ted,other new outbuildings, two or-
lards three miles from nearest rail waysta-
on withturnplke leading to ttatlon.lnsplen-
id state ofjeulfclvatlon. Hne sprlng.pieoty of
mber.ln sight of churches.mllls, stores, etc.
rice S37.50 per acre, on one, two and three
iars' time; Has on it now 13 head horse*, so
ittle.40 hogs.150 sheep, 10 milch cows, raised
DO bushels of corn last year, other grain in
•oportlon. Write for fulldescrlpt on tothl