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Lexington, Roekbridgo County, Virginia. Wednesday, February 16, 1898. j SL50 a Year
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Pause a moment, please!
Come and seo that celebrated Capital "Wagon. It has no equal in the
land. Price to suit tho times, and we cover it all over with guarantees.
As to Buggies, Carriages and Harness we defy all comers and goerB
to meet our prices. Ourtrade israpidly convincingthepublic of thisfact.
Hay, Corn, Oats, Meal, Offal and Chops always kept in our
Grocery Department, where you can find a complete line of Staple
Goods cheap for cash or trade. Give me a call and I willproYe what I
"W. F PIEiRSON.
Comer Maia and Henry Streets._LEXINGTON, VA
FORD'S HOTEL, j
Best Location in the city?adjoining New City Hall
and Capitol Park.
Table unsurpassed by any in the South.
American or European plans.
Mcdowell & ford,
Stockmen and Farmers.
Your fodder crop is a valuable
one, and you should bestow upon it
as much care and attention as you do
your hay crop, and put it in the best
shape for your stock. Don't scatter
your wet and frozen fodder on the
cold and muddy ground, and have
your stock tramping your land to
death in wet weather, and eating
muddy fodder, then claim you arc
taking good care of your stock, and
manuring your land.
4 A merciful man will be merciful to his stock.'
Make your stock a Xmas gift of a
TORNADO Cutter and Shreddei
which will cut and split the stalk so that even
particle of the stalk will be eaten.
The TORNADO has no equal as a straw
shuck and hay cutter, and can easly b
turned into a root cutter.
In connection with these cutters we sell th
STAR MILL AND POWER
Combined, which will grind your corn and ru
your cutter at the same time.
If you are at all sceptical as to wjiat thi
machines will do, we refer you to the followin
up-to-date farmers to whom we have sold m
chines, and ask them if it is not beater to fee
your cattle in the dry :
T. J. Jennings,Fancy Hill, Va.; J. R. Brown, Brownsburg, Va.; J. W Laokoy, Fancy II
Va.; Hamilton &. Co., Monmouth, Va.; W. E. Miller, Fancy Hill, Va.; Patter*
Monmouth, Va.; E. M. Ruff, Longwood, Va,; O, 8. Lotte* Natural Bridge, Va.; P.
Huffman, Alphin, Va,; C. W. hitmore, Glenwood, Va,; Wm. Washington), Lexlngl
Va., G. W. Layman Amsterdam, Va.; T. 8. White, Lexington, Va.;G, A. Weeks, F
field, Va.; A. W. Harman, Lexington. Va.; W. W. McGuffln, Fairfield, Va.; R. L. Ov
Lexington, Va.; J. W. Cupp, Fairfield, Va.; John Sheridan,Loxington, Va.; J. A. Wilt
Fairfield, Va.; J. T. L. Preston, Loxington, Va.; W. G. Mathews, Glasgow, '
Walter Searson, Raphlne, Va.; W. A. Ruff, Lexington, Va.; Robert Saville, Oak Dale, n
W W. Nickle, Lexington. Va.; Phillip Day, Glasgow, Va.; Bean Bros. Eagle Rock, Va.
J., Efftngor, Lexington, Va., S. T, Ruff, Lexington, Va;, and Hon. W. B, F. Leech, '
Dale, Va. "
Wo would he glad to have you all oome and examine thepo machines butore you 1
>r write for prices to
The Owen Hardware Companv
(Opposite the now court house,)
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??la??*rt??boroiuti Wnr \ W**t of tii.roMMKn.uiAr. ?TU ni ck at th* east ot .eal
tim* aa* monty ttaknolhur a.-Uutiia TllwCS vNl)S.)?e iht-iraucceaa lu life lao thar waa
|?UM UalDlac they rc<-ei>cl Uni- A L. in ule HIIKAU *M NN Kitti of them. W? wantroa
takaawas;wrlUandwe wilier .lm>on( HiikI.IVKhchool. n. B. WtaulatcraZ
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Irwin & Co.
: "If lt's right, wo have it. :
: If we have it, it's right." '.
That's our motto, and that ls whnt wc strive
for; to keep what is good and iiothingclso.
Our stock of Fall and Winter Goods is
about complete and embraces all tho staple
linea, which wo offer at old "hard times"
? CANTON FLANNELS. :
5, 6, 7, Bf, 10, 12* and 15cts. White, red,
blue and gray Flannels at 12$, 15, 20, 25, 80,
85 and 50 cents.
? DARK CALICO. :
The boat 5 cents can buy. Wo had to take
a solid caso of them; they aro yours at a
nickle a yard.
? UNDERWEAR. :
Our stock of Ladies' aud Children's Under?
wear is larger and better assorted than over
before. Wo now have tho celebrated "Oneita"
Union Suits, perfect fitting, handsome and
i DRESS GOODS.:
Wo have many things in Dross Goods that
wo cannot buy again at same prices. Serge*
in all colors .ire good, and the range of prici
is 25c. to $1.00 per yard. 52-inch Broad
cloth in black, blue, green, brown and roya
purple at 75c, ie raro value and the propel
thing for walking or street suite.
Blankets aro now In season. Wo bough
two cases out of season; hence theso lov
10-4 puto fine wool, 4J pounds, $4.00 pe
^11-4 pure flue wool, 5J pouuds, $5.00 pe
12-4 pure Ano wool, 7 pounds, $6.00 po
Wo think theso cannot bo duplicated]
; TAPESTRIES, i
A beautiful line of Tapestries for upholstei
lng and for draperies. Also Silkolines, Cn
tonnes, Double-Faced Canton Flannels an
Denims at popular prices.
? CLOAKS AND CAPES.:
If wo don't tell you soon about Cloaks an
Capes it won't be worth while, for they ai
selling rapidly. Look 1 A genuine Sil
Plush Cape, fur trimmed, for only $fi.0i
Would you believe it ? Come and soe. Tl
aamo lino we sold so well tho past two M
sons; they always flt and are up-to-dato.
; II AVE YOU TROUBLE WITH SHOES?
Wo rarely fall toploasein this linc if poop
let us flt them. So bring your feet and let I
try. Children's "Never Rip" school shoos a
likely to bo interesting; and Maloneys R
chestor line cf Misses' and Children's Fi:
Shoes will attract you, if you appreciate i.
Don't forget our Grocery Department,
is brimfull of good things to eat. and ?
guarantee every article in it.
Please note that otu- goods aro plait
marked at tho lowest price, and that is t
same to everybody. No prico cutting
Irwin & Co
; Is tho Best Equipped Establlsh
; mont in tho Valley of Virginia for
; Handling and Taking Caro of Fresh
That my Cold Storage enables mo to li
all kinds of Moats fresh during thu cn
That my Stock Buyer I? wide awake
koeps"his eyes on all good stock In the ci
(y. My patrons aro assured of getting 1
That I am tho only Butcher in town
plying the people with Fresh Pork all
That my Slaughter House ls modern,
Q equipped and Clean.
Worth Booing?my Butchers kill and c.
stock. They aro tho neatest, most ej
ii'iu'i-d and skillful to be had.
Worth Having?my Cutters to cut
meats. They havo been raised in the I
ness and know lt thoroughly.
Worth Your While?to havo my Del*
Men handle your meats. They aro pi
careful, attentive and prompt. Meats t
delivered aro amply protected from 1
Free delivery within tho town; and n
carefully packed for Bhipniout.
; O. ? Worth Your Inspection?my 8ausa,gt
chino, It is tho largest size Enterprise
ter, capacity 1000 poundH per hour, and I
by an Otto Gasoline Engine. I make
Pork Sausage twlco daily. No beef
into my sausage. It will pay those li vi
tho country to bring their sausage meat
and have it ground at 50 cents per hui
Siunds. I grind my own pepper forsau
0 adulteration in tho peppor?-no Qt
in tho sausage.
Worth Buying?my PpgE Lard ol m
make, on salo at Fujjik houser A Rhodof
II. Boloy's, J. McD. Adair's and Wn
Worth Eating?Smoked Tonguo fo
lunches. Pudding for everybody.?I
how to make lt.
Worth Knowing?that tho season h
rlvod for Corn Beep, Briced Beef and 1
?0 Bkkf. I will havo it next woek.
Worth Your Money?my Beef, Mutti
Pork (always on hand), and Veal and
(Whenever lt can bo had.) Only tho
Ands its way to my counters.
Worth Your careful consideration tl
I Want Your Patron
and in return I offer you tho BEST Ml
neatly and cleanly butchered, skillful
economically cut, and promptly dolivi
town. When you come to my Marke
shall bs sci red promptly and court
d with thp boat the county affords.
trial will envince
'Phone No 81
Is a blood disease and only a blood reme?
dy can cure il. So many people make
the mistake of taking remedies erhicB.
at best are only tonic, aud cannot possi?
bly reach their trouble. Mr. Asu Smith,
Greeucastle, Indiana, says: "For years
I have suffered with Sciatic Rheuma?
tism, which thebest physicians were un?
able to relieve. I took many patent
medicines but they did not seem to
reach my trouble. I gradually grew
worse until I was un?
able to take my food
or lindie myself in
any way; I was abso?
lutely helpless. Three
bottles of S.S.S. re?
lieved me so that I
lana soon able to move
my right ann; before
long I could walk
across the room, and
when I had finished one dozen bottles
was cured completely and am as well as
ever. I now weigh 170."
A Real Blood Remedy*
S.S.S. cures Scrofula, Cancer, Eczema,
aud any form of blood troubles. If you
have a blood disease, take a blood medi?
cine?S.S.S. (guaranteedpurely vegeta
tablc) is exclusively for the blood and
is recommended for nothing else. It
forces out the poison matter permanent?
ly. We will
send to anyone
Gents" Furnishing Gootlw,
Hats, Caps, Shirts, ko.,
Ladies' Capes, Cloaks,
Skirts and "Wrappers
to Le sold regardless of cost.
Finding that in j health is poor, am
not being able to give my business strie
attention,I liavodcU-niiiiud to saerific
my stock and give the customers th
benefit of it.
50cts on the Dollar
is the great reduction. Come at oncc
the sooner the better, as my health is ?
Proprietor of the London-Globe Clot!
ing House. Opposite Court-Hous
Next door to First National Bank.
Means Speedy Cur
Coughs and Colds
There is no disease so much neglected a
rough, md lt Deflected, thats la so disei
moro dangerous. Therefore it should be
tended to at once.
McClU'MS GLYCEROLE OF TAB AI
is \ cry highly recommended by all who lu
used lt as au azoeUSBt remedy for Cou";
Colds, Hoarseness, bronchitis, Croup 1
Whooping Cough. It la no patent medici
but a common aeiiBe prescription. Wsd(
claim that it will euri; everything, but
claim that it will euro tho above diseases;
cause those who usc it onco always auk
lt again aud Bay that it cures.
Price, 25 cents pei- Bottle.
Extract of Beef
telling how to prepare many del
and delicious dinhes.
Address, Liebig Co., P.O. box 27IS, New
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CoUkruiLocalUrogtLse. l*'l '."A., I
$WEET PEAS, one Pkt
each variety for only Q a
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Indoillni frae aopy of INS L'alalufue and r'leral Cu
Slate. I. WStisCOTT, III BBal Meaaele.. Rieaeeaeht.
a 1 a e awara?.aa?a-wa^-a 1 a 1 > 1 a ?
HOME DYEING MADE EASY.
A CHILD CAN DYE
Diamond Dyos Color Anything Any Color
Makes Old Cloaks, Gowns, Scarfs, and
Barbi Look Like New?How to Dress
Well at Small Cost.
Diamond Dyes aro a wonderful help to eco?
nomical dressing. These simple homo dyes
Will COlor anything any color, and they innko
cloaks, stockings, dresses, feathors laces,
curtains, etc., look Uko now.
Many of the Diamond Dyes aro made from
special 1 prepared dyestuffs, and In no other
way can home dyoing be done so simply and
They como In all colors, and the plain and
explicit directions on tho packago make it
easy for tho most inexperienced to uso them
with success. Kven a child can dye a rich,
perfect color, if Diamond Dyos arc used.
Do not risk your material with dyes that
claim to color both cotton and wool with tho
same dye, for lt ls impossible to get satisfac?
tory results with dyes of that character. In
Diamond Dyos there aro special?dyes for
cotton and special dyes for wool, and they are
all guaranteed to give satisfaction, If used
according to directions.
dr. Mcguire and stonewall
Dr. Hunt or McGuire, modical direc?
tor of General Stonewall Jackson's
Corps delivered on interesting address
at the Confederate Camp dinner, in
Dr. McGuire told many incidents of
General Jackson on tho battlefield, the
most interesting and dramatic of which
were tho following:
"At Malvern Hill, when a portion of
our army wan beaten and to some ex?
tent demoralized, Hill and E*ell and
Karly came to tell him that tLey could
make no resistance if McCellan attack?
ed them in tbe morning, lt was diffi?
cult to wake General Jackson, as ht
was exhausted and very sound asleep
I tried it niyself, and after many efforts
partly succeeded. When he was mach
to understand what was wau ted, hi
taid : "McCellan and his army will bi
t>one by daylight,' and went to sleej
again. The generals thought him mac
but thc prediction was true.
"At Fredericksburg, after Burnside'
repulse, he asked me how many lan
dagos I had. I told him, and a?kei
why he wanted to know. Ho said tba
he wanted to have a pioie of whit
cloth to tio on each man's arm so tha
Ids soldiers might recogn:ze each oth
er inja night attack; and le usked t
be allowed to make an attack au
drive his foe into tho swollen river c
capture him. Subsequent events den
onshated that he knew the stato i
things withiu the hostile line
and would havo accomplished h
purpose. General Leo with he'
his consent, for tho reason that i
often restrained him in like cases?1
would not put at so great a risk a
army which tho South could tot ri
<T cannot give you any instance
illustration of the mental action 1
which be reaches his conclusion or cl
vised tho combination which defeat
his enemy, for Jackson took no oouni
nave with his 'familiar,' the Genius
War, and his God. Ho did hold o
and only one, council of war.
March 18G2, at Winchester, Jacks
had in his small army lo^s that 5,0
mon, General Banks who was advai
ing upon Winchester from Harpe
Ferry and Charleston, had 30,000 s
difTs. General Jackson repeato
oflercd General Banks batt'o but
at ter declined, and on the night
tho 11th of Marali went into camp f
milts hom Winchester, General Ja
son sent for his oflieers and propo
to mako a night attack, but the r.
was not approved by the council.
sent for thc officers a second tinio sc
time later, and again urged thom
agieo to mako then the attack but t
agnin disapproved of the atompt.
late in tho afternoon, we withd
from Wiuchoster and marched to K
town I rode with tlio General as
left tho place, and aa we reach
high point overlooking the town
both turnod to look at Wiuchoster,
evacuated and now loft to the in
of tho Federal soldiers. I think
a man may sometimes yield to c
whelming emotion, and that I wa;
terly overcome by tho fact that 1
leiwing idl that I had dear on ti
But my emotion was arested bj
look at Jackson. His faco was f
blazing with tho tiro that was bur
in him and I folt awed before
Presently ho cried out willi a mn
that was almost savage, 'lbat il
last council of war I will eYO'1 1
And it was?his iii st and latt, '11
after ho held council in tho t
chamber of his own heart, and a
Instantaneous decision, aoso'ute,
reliance, every action, every word
played. His voice disp'ayed it in
tlo. lt was not the peal of tho t
pet, but the sharp crack of tho r
sudden, imperative, resolute.
?'Jackson was always expocte
hold his lines, but was alw-ys most
dangerously aggrc.-sive. I hear.1 him
once sa\; "We KMMiimet fail to drive
tlio enemy f'ora lit position. He
always fai's to drive os." But he wa*
never content wi h the def- n^Ivc, low
ever succssful or however exbausinjr.
Intlie terribly destructive battle of
Shaipatmrg he was looking all that
tiny for (ho chance to make tho eoun
tc r si roko.
"He was nlwais calm and self-con?
trolled. He never lost bil ba'ance for
one moment. Af, the first Mana sas,
when ho reached tho field and found
our men under Bee and Bartow falling
back?when the confusion was great?
est and Bee, m dispair, cried out
'Tbey uro driving us Lack!' there v.as
not tho slightest einoti n appatent
about him. His thin lips wei e com?
pressed aud bis eyes were ablaze when
ho curtly caid:
"Then, sir, wewill give them the
"In tho very severe cngugement at
Chantilly, fought during a heavy thun?
der stoim, when the voice of the artil?
lery' of heaven could scarcely be distin?
guished from that of the ec erny, an
aide carno up with a message from A.
P. Hill that his ammunition waB wet
and that he asked leave to ratire.
'Give my compliments to General
Hill, aud tell him that the Yankee
amniui.itioit is as wet as his, to staj
where Lo is.' There was always dan.
ger and blood when bu began his tersi
sentence with 'Give my compliments.
"Jackson knew the value of the South
ern volunteer better and sooner (as "
believe) than any oilier of our grea
leadeis. On this subject I once hean
him say. 'The patriot volunteer fight
ing fer country and his right, make
the mot t reliabe soldier onearih.'
"The first time 1 was under fire, th
attempt to diagnose my feelings di
not discover to mo anything. I tol
General Jackson frankly what my fee
ings were and asked him how ho fe
the first time he ?xpetienced it. 'Afrai
the fire would net be hot enough fe
me to distinguish myse'f,' ho prompt
'T h tvo seen General Jackson ste
while the ai my was on tho march
help a poer simple woman find her so
when she only knew that this son w
in Jackson's command. There is i
measuring the intensity with which tl
very soul of Jackson barned in batt'
Out of it he was very g.-ntle. Aft
tho battle of second Manassas we we
sitting by the fire drinking the cofl
out of our t;n cups when I said: '"N
have won this battle by the bardi
kind of lighting' Aud ho answer
me very gently and softly: 'No, i
we have won by the blessing of i
Just try a 10c box of Caecarcta the fin
liver and bowel regulator ever known.
JAKE YOST ON ALLEN'S CONF1
Congressman Yost in talking ab<
tie recent confirmation of Mr. Bro
Allen ns Marshal for the Western e
trict of Virginia, laid he was not s
prised at the course of the Democn
Soi.atora from this State ia failing
antagonize it, as that was politics,
be bad thought it possible that as
Democrats had made Allen's record
of tboir campaign- staples for sev
years, their Senators might oppose
on that groud. Mr. Yost agrees i
Mr. Allen that tho confirmation
good for the Democrats.
Both tho method and results w
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleat
and refreshing to the taste, and
gently yet promptly on the Kidii
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the
tem effectually, dispels colds, hi
aches and fevers and cures habi
constipation. Syrup of Figs is
only remedy of its kind ever
duccd, pleasing to the taste and
ccptablo to tho stomach, prom]
its action and truly beneficial ii
effects, prepared only from the i
healthy ana agreeable substance*
many excellent qualities comrnei
to all and have made it the i
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale ix
oent bottles by all leading d
gists. Any reliable druggist
may not have it on hand will
oure it promptly for any one
wishes to try it Do not accept
CALIFORNIA FIB SYRUP I
SAM FKAKCHGO, CAL
IQWIU*. KT. HiWtQH**
Royal raak** tba food pura,
wBolaaomo anal SallilcCaSe
?oval avons SBBCJBI 00., sew VOSS.
During the Civil War there waa only
ono spot in all our now United States
where soldiers cf both armies could
meet on common ground as friends, not
foemen, as brothers and gons of one
father, the "Father of His Country."
That spot waa Mount Vernon. A "truce
of God" prevailed throughout the broad
acres that contained the home and tomb
"Whether hunted by theirj enemy or
drawn hither by the same reverent in
i-piration that attracts visitors to^lount
"V ernon from every part of the riabit
able globe, wearers of the blue and the
gray were squally welcome. The only
restriction placed upon their cornirg
was the servants'request that they leave
th<?ir arms at whatever point they en?
tered the grounts, sometimes at the old
porter's lodge, three-quarters of a mils
At "Washington's tomb unarmod pick?
ets of the South and North frequently
met during lhe years of tbe "great con?
flict." Sacred, however, aa thia home
of peace is, it is to the women of the
United St at as, and to them alone, that
we owe the purchase and preservation
of Washington's home, and only their
loving care has made possible the past
and present restoration ot this fine old
type of the colonial mansion of a cen?
tury and a half ago. The high privi?
lege and happiness of visiting thia housa
and grounds, with all their varied and
i eligible memorials so intimately asso?
ciated with the life and character of the
immortal Washington, the Araericin
people owe to the Mount Vernon Ladies'
Association of the Union.
When bilious or costive, eat a tascaret
candy cathartic, cure guaranteed, 10c, 25c.
WOOL MADE FROM LIMESTONE.
Wool from limestone is the latest,
according to the Chicago Chronicle. C.
C. Hall, chemist for the Union Stael
Company, at Alexandria, Ind., han just
applied for patents upon a proceaa
whereby he is enabled to make the
softest, whitest wool from the flintiest,
The remarkable character of the in?
vention ia better appreciated when it is
i-anl that a firm in Boston, one of the
beat known wool weavers in the country,
is making experiments in converting
this wool into clothing.
Water has no eft ec t upon this arti?
ficial wool, and fire will not harm it
Another point in its favor as a wool for
winter clothing lies in the fact ttiat it is
one of the best non-conductors known.
It is impervious to heat and cold, and
for that rea-on would make most de?
sirable underclothing for Klondikers.
It could not be worn in summer, aa it
would retain all of the heat of the body,
and this would be intolerable.
But the greatest point in favor of
wool made from rock lies in the claim
that it will outwear the sheep product.
Iee I Jut. ea* Children.
In Un years the United States, which
occupied the second place among na?
tions in foi ign trade, imports and ex?
ports combined, haa fallen off to third
plac , and Germany haa passed her in
the raes for supremacy now held by
Parkersburg Journal; John Painui,
of Randolph county, who was married
at Point Plessant last week, was .con?
gratulated by the olJ folks, the tele?
gram saying: "Please accept tbe con?
gratulations of the whole Dinim fami?
I wurr avary man and wo aa aa ta la* t'atleet
StaU* IntsrasUd la Us Oulaot sa4 Wal itv
habits to taara on* et tar booka sa Usa* eUav
*u*t. Aeldrai* b. H. Woallay. AU uta, t>
a?w sn. bbs bm urnrn aaa* Hi a***
The President baa nominated John
H. Dovaux, colored, to bs collector of
customs at Savanna, Ga.