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FcBUSUED KVKRY WEDNBSn__Y ?BY? BYl.CLAY AND COMPANY LEG1AL ADVERTISEMENTS $1 per in'h for first Insertion, and 50c. for each continuance thereafter. WAR SHIPS CONVEY LEE FROM CUBA. Havana, April 19.?Th? American flag flies no longer in or about Havana. It di_ appeared as the Fern's flagstaff passed out of view around Morro^Cas tle at 6 o'clock this evening. The Emeline led the start, the Olivette followed, next waa the Bache, and the Fern brought up the rear, carrying General Lee and his Consulate staff and the American correspondent.. Far off in the horizon three Ameri? can war ahipa awaited the American refugee flotilla. General Lee expressed rf gret at having to leave without first seeing General Blanco. British Con? sul General Gullon ia in charge of the American Consulate. At ha'f-past 5 the American vessels began leaving port. Tbe Spanish tug Sut>ie towed out the schooner James H. Dudley, -which arrived here on Thursday last from Pensacola with lumber, but did not discharge her car? go. The steamer Evelyn followed with about fi ty "passengers, and after her came the Olivette with 217 passengers, among whom were Miss Clara Barton and other representatives of the Red Ci obs Socieiyjwho had b.enengaged.in relief work in the island. She was followed by the Bache, with 10 passen? gers. Last of all came the Fern, which left at 6 o'clock, having on board Consul General Lee, Consuls Springer and Barker, Consular Clerks Fosca, S_>lz eind Drain, Correspondents Johnstona, Pepp?r, Redding, Akers, Franke, Dun? ning, Nichols and Scovel, and M essrs. G. Lawton Childe aud William Lawton aud Dr. Brunner. The Fern ia com? manded by Lieutenant Commander Sawyer. Ensign Powelsonwas a'so on board. El Correo asserts tbat sixteen elec? tors from tbe suburb of Chavez, who voted at the last electior, left to-day, having been supplied with passports as American citizens. There was shipped to-day by the steamer Orizaba ?424,000 in French gold forJNew York. Cons al General Lee.accorapanied by British Consul Gollan, called on Gen? eral Blanco to bid him good-by. The Governor General was very busy aod could not receive General Lee. The American flag upon the Consulate build? ing was taken down by Consular em? ployes. Gtneral Lee boarded the Fern at noon and lunched with Captain Cowies to consult about the exodus. Not one anti-American demonstration has been made. The discipline was fine. There haa been no evident increase in the police force. A high wind blew in the harbor and made embarkation in small sailboats difficult. All of the steam I lunches were taxed to their utmost I capacity. General Lee ordered all Americin ia hips to get out of the harbor ns quick? ly es possible, Nothng is beiDg done at Sagua. The 400 American citizens there Con? sul Cirker says, had neither a ship nor money and that even if they had had a steamer, there aro not five families that have money enough to pay tho eleven mile's railroad fard to seaport. Sagua is the place where a massacre of Ameri cans is feared if war breaks out. The nows of the American Consals leaving the;r posts spread rapidly about th' eily and produced consid? erable surprise. The matter was talked ab--Ul generally; and the remark "well let them go" was heard hore and there. The -"paniards say the fact of the Con? suls leaving has not produced the effect which the friends of the insur? gents are alleged to have expected EDITORIAL NOTES. The destruction of the Maine will prove^to have been an ?unfortunate incident," indeed, for Spain. If the Pope values his pre.tige in the IT. S., he will not attempt to put his finger into the Spanish mess. W hen you wish 11 call a man the meanest and dirtiest sort of a iar just tell him he is like a Spanish diplomat Perhaps the swelling of the Ohio River was a sign of tho sympathy of nature with Ihe indignation of the people. Spain Eted not bother about any further concessions- Uncle Sam has made up his mind to take what he wants. If there was no such gambling as stock speculation, it would not havo taken so long to make the position of the TL S. plain to Spain. It id not strange that the Cubans should refuse the three-quarter loaf tardily and grudginglvjoffered by Spain they eee the whole loaf light ahead of them. Sagas'a raised a question of veracity between himself and Mr. McKinley when he said tbat the U. S. had never atked Spain to recognize the indepen? dence of Cuba. Senator Wolcott and Secretary Gage can never be made to serve iu the same mess, unless one of them can wipe out some very positive opinions held con? cerning the other. Several members of Congress have expressed their intention to resign in order to do thou share of fight ing, the Spaniaids, but Senator'-Billy" Mat-on isn't one of them. It is extremely doubtful whether Spain ever expected to go as far as ac ti'al fighting, as it is known thut a number of the Spanish warships are not in fighting condition. By the way, did Spain ever lick in any of the numerous wars she has en? gaged in, since the conquest of tho Mt ors? If so, the name of tbe licked nation has escaped our memory.?*" The time for talking is up; it is now time to do a little fighting, monler to diive the odious emblem of treachery, otherwise known as the Spanish flag, from the western hemisphere forever. ie-evfve>^^*%%^evsvtv%^f>' %%%%?%%^-s> The Pimples That Bloom in , The Spring At no other season are Pimples and Humors so abundant or so annoying as in the Spring. An unseasonably warm day, before change of win? ter clothing, heats the blood, and these Pimples and Humors itch and burn, and their annoyance, the suf? fering they cause, is known only to those afflicted. At no time is a blood purifying medicine more effective than jus. before and during this season. If your blood is not right (and whose is?) you are liable to be one of these sufferers this Spring. A course of Hood's Sarsaparilla begun now and faithfully pursued will save you suffering and give you rugged heeilth, so that you can thoroughly enjoy all the pleasures of the coming summer. Pimples on the Face. "I have been troubled (or three years with pimples on my (ace and body. I tried several remedies with only temporary relief. I am now talk? ing Hood's Sarsaparilla and it is do? ing mea wonderful amount of good. My general health ls greatly im? proved, and I feel very thankful for what Hood's Sarsaparilla has already done for ore." Miss J$\vk Jabbosky, Burnham, Illinois. A Clear Complexion. "I have had a bad complexion ow? ing to impure blood. I have been taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and my skin is now clear. Hood's Sarsaparilla has done me much good by purifying my blood." Annie D. McCoy, Wat sonton, Pennsylvania. Boils, Blotches, Sores, Pimples. "I have been afflicted for many years witb impure blood, which man? ifested itself in erysipelas, bolls, blotches, sores and pimples. I have used ninny medicines and found Hood's Sarsaparilla to be the best. I recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla to all who are affected with impure blood." Isaac P. Martin, Walnut Hill, UL Annoyed by Eruptions. '-'I had emptions caused by impure blood and at times they were very an? noying. I was treated by physicians without benefit, and last winter I took a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla and found lt helped me. I kept on until I had taken five bottles, and I am no tonger annoyed with erup? tions." W. B. Hudson, Matrons, Pa. Hood's Sarsa? parilla Is sold by all druggists. $1; six for $6. Prepared only by j C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. The Best Spring Medicine. ?f-?l-ii?_?l?in---?l-?W-?l?l_'l--?I' liPYNY-PECTORALi I I A QUICK OURE FOR \\ coughs and colds. I " VERY VALUABLl ..m.dj In .11 T '' affections of the , ;; THROAT OR LUNGS. ? < Urta Dotti**, Ho. j DAVIS A LAWRENCE CO., Um., f PnOftOF PiBRV D*?n' Paim-Kiui*. , f-oit balm ar THE MESSAGE. Washington, April ll.?The long looked for message of the President on the Cuban situation was sent to Con? gress to-day. Ho says: "Thc policy of devastation and concentra? tion. Inaugurated by the Captain General's bando of October 21, I8W1. In thc province of Piimr dd Kio was thence extended to em? brace all of the Islands to whieh the power if the Spanish arms was able to reach by oc? cupation or by military operations. The peasantry, including all dwelling In the open agricultural interior, was driven Into the gan ison towns or isolated places held by the troops. The raising and movement of provisions of all kinds WIN Interrupted, Tho fields were laid ?waste, dwellings unroofed and fired,mills destroyed and, In short, everything that could desolate tho land ano; render lt unfit for human habitation or support wan oom madded by one or the other of tho contend? ing parties and executed by all tho powers at their disposal. "By tho time thc administration took office a year ago, reconccntratlon?so called?had boen made effective over tho better part of tho four central and western provinces, S.mta, Clara, Matanzas, Havana and Plnar del Rio, "The agricultural population, to the esti? mated number of 300,000 or more, was heeded rlthlu the towns and their Immediate vicinage deprived of the means of support, rendered destitute of shelter, left poorly clad, nnd ex posed to the most unsanitary conditions. As the scarcity of food Increased with tho de? vastation of the depopulated arcas of pro? duction, destitution ami want became ml fi? ery aud starvation. Month by month tho death rate Increased in an alarming ratio Hy March, 1H07, according to conservative estimates from official Spanish sources, the mortality among tho recoucentradocs, from starvation and tho diseases thereto Incident, exceeded 50 per centum of their total num? ber." "From the standpoint of experience 1 do not think it would bo wiso or prudent for this government to recognize at the present time tho independenco of the so-called Cuban republic. Such recognition is not necessary in order to enable the United States to inter? vene and pacify the island. To commit this country now to the recognition of any par ticular government In Cuba might subject us to embariassing conditions of international obligation toward the organization so rccog nlted. In case of intervention our conduct would b_-subject to tho approval or disap? proval of such government; we would be re? quired to submit to its direction and to to lt the raero relation of a friendly When lt shall appear hereafter that thfl! ls within the Island a government capable of performing the duties and discharging the functions of a separate nation, and havlng.as a matter of fact, proper forms anti attribute*, of nationality, such governrnent^can bc promptly and readily recognized, and the relations and interests of the United States with such nation adjusted. There remains the alternative forms of Intervention to end the.war, either as an impartial neutral by imposing a rational compromise between the contestants, or as the active ally of tho one party or the other." MMMMJIMW OF IHK MAINE. The President in alluding to the destruction of the Maine says: "Tho naval court of inquiry, which it ls needless to say commands the unqualified confidence of the government, was unani? mous in Its conclusion that thc destruction of tho Maine was caused by an exterior explosion that of a submarine mine, lt did not ri...min? to place tho responsibility. That remains to be fixed, lu any event, tho destruction of tho Maine, by whatever exterior cause, ls a patent and Impressive proof of a state of things in Cuba that is intolerable. That condition is thus shown to be such that the Spanish government cannot assure safety and security to a vessel of tho American navy in the harbor of Havana on a mission of peace and rightfully there " Ile refers to this act as corroborative ol the picture ho has drawn of affairs in Cuba, which shows thc inability of Spain to protect a neutral vessel In tho harbor of Havana. Tho President concludes his message as follows: In view of these facts of these consid? erations, I ask the Congress toanthorlze and empower the President to take'measures to secure a full and final termination of hos? tilities between tho government of Spain and and the people of Cuba, and to secure in tho Island tho establishment of a stable govern? ment capable, of maintaining order and ob? serving ItaJnternntlonal obligations,Insuring poaco and tranquility and the security of Its citizens as well os our own, and to use. the militarjAnd naval forces of tho United States as may be necessary for those purposos. And in the Interest of humanity and to aid in preserving the lives of the starving people of the Island I recommend that tho distribution of food and supplies be continued, and that an appropriation bo mado out of the public treasury to supplement the charity 'di our citizens. Tho issue is now with Congress. It ls a solemn responsibility. I have exhausted BVcry effort to relieve tho Intolerable con? dition of affairs which ls at our doors. Pre? pared to execute every obligation Imposed upon mo by tho Constitution and tho law, I await your action, i 1 w A Flag of Warning, Bowan of Hie dry, tickling, hacking, nioiniug cough, for it wains you that consumption lurks near. Thc famous Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup will cure il. "I had a very bad cough. One docto_* pronounced it cousuniption. I used Ur. Hull's Cough Syrup and was com? pletely cured; thc cough left mo and 18c has never conic back: Simon Smasal, I o 375 31st Street, Chicago, Ills." Dr. |fu Bull's Cough .Syrup costs hut 25 cents ?\ak int fit.il a. lake obi* tall*_u ? ty II: SP AIM'S BOLD STROKE TO HALT WAR. The Spanish Go ernme-nt Saturday decided to offer an avmstice to the in? surgents with the view of settling the Cuban ejuestion. Oineral Blanco has been ordered lo mate the necessary ovcitnres to tho insurgents. This ac? tion on the part of the Sagasta Cabinet was (alien under pressure hy tbe con? cent of Powers, which guaranteed that tho present dynasty should not be over? thrown if the- i ecple of Spain started au uprising on account of ibo conces? sion. But if this armistice dcos not include the withdrawal of tbe Spanish troups from the Ulanel of Cuba, to- j gether with tho promise that Spain! will permit the people of Cuba to de? cide on their own government, it will not be recognized by the United States, anel President McKinley's plans for a naval demonstration against Havana this week will not be chnngod. Ad? vice Irom Madrid sny that lhe forms of thc armistice elem.nd tho vithdrawa) of our fleet at Key Wost and the w th drawal of our support of the insurgents. This proposed armistice must be agreed to by Gen. Gomez to be effec? tive, even should the United Slates keep hands (ff, but Delegate Quesada announces that the insurgents will, under no cicrum!>tanc<.B, accept an ar? mistice, ai.d a letter from General Gomez in dors s .his position, lhe President is firm for Cuban indepen? dence. The fact of Spain's action greatly ?SompI.Otl'l mat!er-*, which ore uow more serious. BATHS BUDGET. (Gazette C'orrespondenco.) Rock bridge Baths, Va., April ll.? Held on Mr. Barclay just, a fe% days until h >me more of us can got our ar? rangements made to accompany jon to Cub i. Don't show so much fight, bat give old Uncle Billy tirao to work the trouble to au honorable peac- or a justifiable Ugh*. We know tint you are plucky, but dou't get into too much of a hurry about the I liing. Most likely before this is in print, the cris's will have been reached?Cuba t) be free aud independent and no tight. So such braves as^yourself jmust make up their mini's to live in peace "with all tho world and the lest of mankind," a termination much t > be d sro! from any stand point ftom which the matter rmi ' viewed. The Methodist congregation at this place . re anxiously awaiting the arrival of their minister, Rev. McNce-r appoin? ted by the recent conference to take charge of their church. It is to be hop: d that Lo wi 1 prove to be what ihey need and that Irs labors will be crownid wita abundant success, About twenty-tiro of our juveniles congregated at Mrs. James Webb'd on last Siturday ufternoon, each one tik? ing a present as a maik of esteem in consequence of valuable soi vices ren? dered them at a very early period of their existence. This act cf kindness on the part of lhe youth, and children is very much appreciated by Mrs. Webb md besides this the youngsters had a jolly good time. A sermon full of Gospel truth was ^reached by Dr. Quarks in thc Piesby er.an church on Sabbath last very ouch lo the edification of an app eoia ive congregation. Our people are al mys glad to seo the D.\ among us. Mr. J. D. Aneloison who recently re urned fr.mi Texas was with us yester lay and met witb a h'arty haudshak rom many of h's friends here. Mr. D. Hale Wilson who went to 'ensacola, Florida, in January last on ceount of ill hoalfh is verj much im roved. Hew.ito?: of very extensive rai preparations on the torts near that lace and tays that everybody there lints to fi^ht. Our wheat, in somo places, shows :.e effect of the recent freizts, but we ope that it is not permanently iu ired. Our young clover seems lo ave escaped beyond expect al ion. Mr. Frank Temj loton of Wayms oro, purchased, recently, from Mrs. ,izzio Adams, a tract of wood land on Lich lhere is valuab o lumber wbich he xpects to turn to good account. I hope tbatjvhen wo lu ar from you ext you wiri bo in a mi re peaceful atc of mind S. nuCKLET-TB AKMCA HALVE. Tho bt-Ht Sal *e In tho world for Cuts/*, mist's, Sores, dicers, Salt Hhoum, Fevol .ros, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblalnrls rna, and all Skin Eruptions, and positives, j reg Piles,ornoptv required, lt ls guar-j t teed to give perfeot ntUtfaetlon or money lb undod. Price 25 ce nts per boa: For sala I AteUruui Drug Co ? _?*=_-___-_ GLASGOW GLEANINGS. (Oazkvtk Correspondence.) Glasgow, Va., April ll, '1)8.?A bill to strengthen tin ormy mid mi ir ss jingoism. Be it enacted by tbe Senate and House of IUprosentatives of the United States of America iu Congress assem? bled, That no Representative ia Con? gi ess shall bo allowed the floor for the purposo of making a speech that is calculated 11 fire the minds of the people or in anyway promote a feeling c_ war between the United States and Spain, ti 1 said congressmen has him? self enlisted as a private in the 0. if. army. Be it furthir enacted, That all newspapers are hereby forbidden to publish any inflamatory articles or any? thing calculated to stir the people dur? ing tbe pendency of the Spanish ques? tion. Should any paper violate this act Ibo editor and who!e staff of correspon? dents shall be conscripted aud sent to the Dry Tortugas to serve in the rank* c f the anny for ninety days. This act shall go into eftect on its passage. Now, Mr. Edilor, if you can got tbe above bill or ono covering the points aimed at in it you ?will j ender a gr. at service to your country. If you can stop tho political jingoes that are now raving in and out of Congrers, dema? gogues that would b6 willing to plunge tho country into a dreadful war for the sake of being elected to the next Con? gress, and Ihe "Yellow Journal" that publishes all sorts of scnsationtl arti? cles just to sell tho paper, you . would enable the Administration to view the situation calmly and thereby come to a more correct concludion as to how to act. Ytu would merit the plaudits of a greatful people. I ven.uro the assertion that none of these nieiwthat are I owling for war, without giving or know h. ^ y cause, would go themselves in tbe iu__.:h. Some of thom might go if Ihey could get sone bomb-proof place. lu all seriousness let us stop this senseless, silly prattle about, war but wait till tie authoiities th^t are in a positicn to know the causes and time for war to announce it which you may be sure they will do, an 1 then show our patriotism and va'or by going to the front winn called for, Bain for the last two i r thr. e days has stopped our farmers from sowing oa's, aud it is still raining. Tho Methodist Easter ce'ebratkn yesterday was a grand success. The recitations and music both showed very efficient training. Rev. Mr. Anthony, a Baptist minis? ter of Bu* na Vista, he'd tervices here every day and night last week and ex? pects to continue through this week. Mr. Anthony is a \ery zealous worker and is preaching a senes of fine ser? mons, anJ we hope much gcod may result frcm them. Jay. MILLIONS OIVEN AWAY. It ls certainly gratifying to the public to know of ono concern in the land who are not afraid to be generous to the needy and suf? fering. The proprietors of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs, and Colds,have given away over ten millions trial bottles of this great medicine and eave the satisfaction of knowing lt has absolutely cured thousands of hopeless cases. Asthma, Bronchitis, Hoarseness and all diseasos of tho Throat, Chest and Lungs aro surely cued by lt. Call on McCrum Drug Co., and get a trial bottle free, regular slzo 50c. and tl. Every boltlo guaranteed, or price refun? ded. KERR'S CREEK CUL LINGS. 'Oazkttk Correspondence.' Kerr's Creek, Va., April ll, 1898. Mrs. W. W. Dunlap hag returned from a visit to Roanoke. Miss Nannie Dunlap, who has been attending school in Loxington, i eturned home on last Thurudiy ou account of her health. Mr. and Mis. Waitmiu Hall lost their infant child on Thursday, the 7tb. The funeral sorvicoa \.erooonduoted on Fii dny by Rev. D, A. Ponick. MraJJEnima Whitmore and daughter. Miss Jessie, of Lexington, spent Easte with Mrs. G. P. Kerr. Mr. Alexander Dixon hus recovoied from his long sickness, and a'tbough yet very weak, ho was able t) ba laken to tho home cf his bioth'r, Harvie Dixon, Esq., last week. TherehaVi. beon many ohi^ngea iu the burg of Kerr' i Creek lately. The house recently occupied by Dr. Morrison i* accupied by Mrs. Rebekih Hull and dan gil tor. Dr. Morrison is now living in tho house recently vacatod by Mr. 3. H. Moore and family. I nm glad to report that the services conducted at Now Monmouth tbe post week were well attended both day und uight. Previous to tho meeting, cards sf invitation were sent to all comrauni _ant uud n.u-communicant members, rhe communicants of the church num? bered 196 before tho meeting, and ?n Sunday there were ton additions by pro 'essiou, and five by certificates from jthor churches. Rov. Mr. Will in, of Sew Providence, who assisted Mr. J Ponick, preached five excellent crmon., which were powerful and im irepsive to all that had the pleasure of earing io able and consecrated a man. w. ptmmmmmmmmmmm$mykm Weak Lungs "?ttm. j, If you have couched and coughed until the lining mem? brane of your throat and Ump** is inflamed, Scott's Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil will soothe* strengthen and probably cure* <e _ The cod-liver oil feeds and $ % strengthens the weakened tis- $ % sues. The glycerine soothes $ and heals them* The hypo- * phosphites of lime and soda 2 impart tone and vigor* Don't ? neglect these coughs* One $ bottle of the Emulsion may do | more for you now than ten y can do later on. Be sure you * get SCOTT'S Emulsion. % a? * 9 Alt druggiiti; yx. ind $1.00. ' ' * SCOTT & BOWNE. Chemist*, Nrw York y RAPHINE REPORT. (Uazbtte Correspondence.) Raphine, Va., April ll, '98.?Did you ever experience such weather? After Mai ch being one of the most delightful montht ever experienced in this sectior, April is ushered in with a co.d snap which continues almost without abatement With the excep? tion of Sunday, every day so far this month has been cold and rjugh enough to do ere J it to Februaty. The mer? cury via-, down to 2G degrees on April 1st with plenty of ice. On the morn ing of the Gth it was at IG degrees and for the first nine dayB the mercur, was never higher than 22 degrees or fr ez ing at G a. m. All the pe-.che . pear-, cherries and a large per cent of the pp'es appear ty be killed. What damage, if aoy, the whiat hassuj.a:ned cannot be told as yet, but it is not looking as well a< it did two weeks ago. Many farmers are fe rf 1 ihat their spring sowing of clover and th' r grass seel lt ruined, 'the cold weather has checked tho growth ol the grass crop, and it does ne t ook now tbat we could get our stock out on pasture noir so soon as we con em plated t? n days ago. Wc have had mere snow in April than any ethel month of the winter. La->t Friday -eight tho Raphint Sappho Club held their last meeting for the season at the residence af Mrs. M. J. Hariis. There was a large at? tendance and the young folks appeared to enjoy themselves to their lullest capacity. Your town was pretty wtll represented, several of Loxing on's fa-nst be'ng present. Among the number was Missus Nellie aud Gertrude Irvine, Janie Cameron, Nellie L a and Minnie Giles. Rev. A, H. Hamilton held services at R.phine chapel every night la.t week. He was assisted by Rev Mi. Carson of Immanuel church. Then was a largo attendance each night and whilst there was but one addition lo the church, much good is expected to result from the able and earnest presen? tation of Gospel truth by Mr. Carson. _ ??? A CLEVER TRICK. It certainly looks like it,but there ls really I no trick about lt. Anybody can try lt who has Lams Hack and Weak Kidneys, Malaria or nervous troubles. We mean he can cure himself right away by taking Electric Bit? ters. Thia oiedlcino tones up the whole system, acts as a stimulant to Liver and Kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve tonio. It eurea Constipation, Headache, Fainting Spells, mseplesaness and Melancholy, lt is purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and re? stores the systera^to its natural vigor. Try Electric Ritters and be convinced that they are a miracle worker- Every bottle guaran? tee*!. Only #50c. a bottle at McCrum Drug Co. GILMORE GATHERINGS. (Qa.zbtt! Correspondence.) Gilmores Mill, Va., April ll.?All the talk is "what we are going to d< for Spain." But we wjuld Ike to know "what is Spain going lo do for us," Mr. Wm. Hayalett and ilaughter, of Clifton Forge, are visiting Mr, Hays lett's sister, Mrs. James Mitchell, near j Natural Bridge, We are glad to note the improved condition ol our friend and citizen,Mr lake Barger who was paralyzed sev? eral months ago in his legs and arms. Indications are now that ho will regain I the use of them. Mr. Henry Cgdea and Miss Mamie| Sucker spent Sunday with L?r. and j ?vlrs. Burke at Greeulee. Mr. J. A. McNairaudwi'e of Garth's I ?JV, are visiting their boo, Mr. W. B. klcNair at Greenlee, Va. Mrs. W. H. Chiles w s at Natural .lidgo Wednesday. Mr. J. B. Thompson made a quick rip to Alphine Sunday. ' We are sony ti note the illuesa of Irs. John Kidd of our village. Aliases Mary Swartz and Hope !lnles spent Sunday with Miss Lottie Ira ford of near heio. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Howard spent unday with Mr .and Mrs. Geo. Gillett, I j arents of Mrs Howa-d. I. Miss Lillie Bucker of Alpine, paid I c or aunt, Mrs. Burke of our city 11 tort visit Sunday. I ? Obi my, oh! me, j t This war has caused coffee to rise, j y And sugar's Hound to 'get there, too; I ft -jhen what will l do for pies? J g *4o*?M? || J^CATARltn SIX Grew B_.fi-li ^e-lkdo,B J' ' N Good. Ty Mri. Adam Staah, Meqn.n,. a r cent Utter to Dr. Hi '?1 write this*1)*! t<r because of my .sympathy for the Bullering people. For six year. I s u ff e red wi.th chronic cat ar rb. Whenever I caught a cold I would have a se? vere spell of i-ick ness. I used different catarrh medi? cines and the doctors did all they could, but the relief was only temporary. In December, 1897, my condition became very bad. I could not speak aloud; I bad a teirible cough, profuse expecto ra'ion and frequently spit blood; night sweats t nd extreme emaciat on. I was sure I must die of consumption, Tbe catarrh seemed to have spread all over my body; my head, throat nose, blad ber and womb. At this time I received a book concerning Pe-ru-ra. I imniedi a'ely wrote to Dr. Hartman, who pre? scribed Pe-ru-na and Man-a-lin. I fol? lowed his directions strictly. I began ti improvo with the first bottle, and during the time that I took tbe medi? cines I gained twenty pounds I feel os well now as anyone could possibly feel. I am _ure I would hive b?en tlead lonp- apo had it not been for Dr. Hartman's advice and medicine." Every woman should have a copy of Dr. Hartman's latest book entitled 'Health and Beauly." Sent free by The P_-ru-na Drug Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio. SALE of DESIRABLE REAL ESTATE IN Lexington, Virginia. I will sell privately, the following r?*al estate In th? Town of Lexington, Virginia, belonging to the estate o' Mrs. Susan G. Gold, deceased, to-wit: 1. A House and Lot fronting 75 feet on Washington street and extending back 165 feet to an alloy, adjoining the lots of Mrs. J. Randolph Tucker, the Public Free School Building and others. The buildings on this lot consist of a well constructed frame dwelling hi.u-i', and kitchen, with 9 rooms, a stable, and other out-buildings, al) in good condition. 2. A House and Lot fronting 74 feet on Jackson avenue and ?xtending back 130 feet to an alley and adjoining the lots of Mrs. J. T. Hill and others. The buildings on this lot consist of a valuable frame dwelling house sud kitchen, with 7 rooms, and other out-buildings, in good repair. Both of thee? properties ara eligibly located, and would make desirable homes. Apply to the undersigned, at Lexington, Va., for price and terms. J. P. MOORE, Exo'r of Mrs. Susan G. Gold, deed, apr Ul 4i PUBLIC SALE OF A VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND, LYING ON BIG CALF PASTURE RIVER, NEAR GOSHEN. Purtuant to a decree entered by the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County on the 19th day of March, 1898, in the Chancery Cause in said Court depending, wherein Ella Lee Williams ls plaintiff, and Archer William's P?'\ li-t < _ arc defendants, the undersigned will on SAT URDAY the 23d DAY of APRIL, 18M, at 12o'clo<__ M., in front of the Court House In tbo Town of Lexington, offer for sale, at public auction to the highest bidder, that valuable tract of laud with the improvements thereon of which Archer Williams died siexid, containing seventy-live acres, more or less, lying on Big Calf Pasture River, near Goeheu. This .'and ls productive and will make a very comfortable home for any ? one desiring a small farm. Tkkm. op *_. ik: Cash in hand sufficient to pay costs of suit and salo, and the balam o upon a credit of six twelve and eighteen mont hs, with interest from date of sale, the purchaser to execute lils bonds for the deferred payments with good personal security, and title retained as ultimate security; but the purchaser may have the right to anticipate tbe deterred payments. BENNETT N. BELL, Commissioner of Sale. LR. R. Witt, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County do hereby certify that Bennett N. Bell, the Commissioner neoned In the above mentioned decree has executed the bond required of him tor receiving the funds arising from the abovojsale. Oj Teste: II. R. Witt Clerk. I TRUSTEE'S BALE of HOUSE and LOT By virtue of a deed of trust executed by 0. ft. Drummond and wife to the undersigned to secure to D. S. Greever or his aligns, the payment of S80.0U with interest thereon from December 22nd, 1897; which deed U of record lu Rockbridge County Court Clerk's office, tn Deed Book 83, page 357. I will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, cn the promisee, on SATURDAY the 16th DAY of APRIL 1898. at 12 o'clock, M., a lot or parcel of land on Main street lu the Town of Lexington, YU ninia, adjoining the lota of George Wood? ford, Adaline Abrams and an alley leading from Main street to Randolph otreet; which I lot embraces two lots formerly owned by ' Wm. Drummond aud fronts 100 feet, more or less, 011 the eaot side of Main Street, on whifh lg located a frame ami log dwelling. TERMS:?Cash aa to 60 much of the pur chase money as may be necessary to pay the costs of sale and the debt secured by the de^d of trust; and as to tho residue upon such terms as the said G, R, Drummond may re? quire. WM. 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