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~~rU ESPAY, JULY 17, 1883,
Judge Rl.es, Arthur, Mahone.
In the letter written by Judge Alex.
Rives, published in the Valley Virginian
week before last, and signed "-lore of a
Republican than Coalitionist," he com
plains that Mahone violated faith in secur
ing the election of Riddleberger as United
States Senator instead of Lewis—it being,
as he says, "the understanding, tacit, if
not express, of the parties to the Coali
tion" that a "Republican Senator" should
be elected. In speaking of the "Republi
can President," he says the Republicans
"would gladly sustain his administration
if permitted to do so and retain their self
respect." Do the Mshonei.es "retain their
self-respect" who gladly sustain his admin
istration?"—"support Arthur, because
Arthur supports them." In this, they act
upon Mahone's rule of political action,
as he is reported to have expressed it—
"Politics, h—l; Policy is my politics."
Democratic Readjusters may ponder this
If Republicans can not sustain Arthur's
administration and "retain their self-re
spect," how can Democratic Readjusters
do so ?
Have they not as much self-respect as
the Republicans?
Judge Rives characterizes J. D. Brady,
Chairman of the Coalition Committee, as
' 'that prince of shysters." This is such an
appropriate appellation that it will be apt
to stick to Brady like the "shirt of Nes
sus." lie says of the President that he is
"maneuvering for a nomination that he
may not expect from the Republicans,"
and asks the "allies of other States" if
they • 'c_u read in these acts the loyalty of
the President to his professions ?''
He concludes his letter as follows :
"What does this ctisis require at our
hands? I reply: Earnest scrutiny into
the acts of our leaders and a wise mistrust
of them, llefuso to go with them further
than "ur judgment allows, and beware of
bringing discredit on ourselves and our
party by such a lamentable want of cour
age, self-respect and honor, as would be
betokened by a tame submission to the
ehamoful humiliations that have been put
upon us as a party."
As tha Alexandria Gazette says, "Judge
Rives is one of the oldest and most pro
nounced Republicans in the State. He is
an ulti a Republican, so ultra that some of
his Democratic opponents accused him of
taking bis politics with him when he went
on the bench of the United States Court.
When the evils of Mahoneism become too
great for even such men as Judge Rives to
bear, they must be rank indeed. But few
self-respecting Republicans can read the
Judge's letter and again vote the Coalition
m m ♦
Moiii; of A Republican than a Coali
tion;.-'ST. —A Washington correspondent of
the Baltimore Sun says:—
"Judge Hives, of Virginia, has written a
letter to a Virginia politician in this city in
which he declares that he has always been
a good republican and a warm supporter of
the coalition movement, but lately he has
come to the conclusion that Mahone's meth
ods are in opposition to true republican
principles, and that in the future he (Hives)
wi 1 antagonize him with all the power he
possesses, 110 claims that the removal of
Collector Botts was a piece of spite work,
wliich should not have beeu allowed by a
just and fair republican administration, and
if such actions are repeated the democrats
will soon regain control of the State of Vir
ginia. Ile signs himself "More of a repub
lican than a coalitionist."
From the above it seems that the article
published iv the Valley Virginian of week
before last, under that signature, was
written by Judge Rives. "Sin-bad" is an
appropriate name for the sinful Republican
parly, of wbi h Judj;e Rives is a distinguish
ed member, aud, in Mahone, it has the
"Old Man of tho Sea'" upon its shoulders.
In viev. nf its author, we do not wonder
at the respectful manner iv which the Vir
gii'ian referred to it.
s>— m ,
When South Carolina pities Mew Kug
land for lack of prosperity in manufactures,
as compared with the South, tbe .oldest in
habitant may well permit himswf to be
astonished. The Charleston _V,.r. and
Court: - repeats the observations of a Bos
ton nawspaper about the depression in Mas
sachusetts, and thou says: ''In the South a
very different condition of things prevails.
All of our manufacturing aud other indus
tries aic flourishing. Our cotton mills, es
pecially, are doing wonderfully successful
and increasing business. Tho old mills .arc
running on full time and arc crowded with
orders, and in all parts of the country new
factories are going up, whilo others are
projected and are sure to be built."
Shoot a Bourbon.—ln connection with
its notice of the Beirue-Elam duel, the liin-
ton (\V. Va.) Republican says:—
'•The duello, perse, is wrong, but we
thuik it a meritorious work to shoot a Bour
bon, because he is the enemy of equal
To tight a duel is wrong, but "it is a mer
itorious work to shoot a Bourbon." That
is tbe expression of _ so-called "liberal"
alias Republican.
. _ -_
The Jefferson Monument.—Mr. ,lef
ferson M. Levy, the owner of _ lonticello,
says if the people of Charlottesville, Va.,
wSI only take hold of the unveiling ofthe
Jefferson monument with a will, it can yet
be made a success. He suggesls that it
take place on the 4th of July, 1884, and
promises to render all tbe assistance in his
power if the matter is properly taken hold
of. Mr. Levy is now summering at Monti
cello with his family.*
Like Martha, tbe Republicans are troubled
about many things, and one of them is the
election in 1884. They already feci defeat
in their bones, and it will come as surely as
the Democrats are wise in their nominations
and conduct, and the sins of the Republican
party during twenty years of misused pow
er are remesabered.
—Hon. Mark Alexander of Mecklenburg
county, the oldest liviDg ex-congressman,
died at tbe residence of his daughter, at
Scotland Neck, X. C, Thursday night, the
Sth instant, in tho eighty sixth year of his
Suicide.---Lynton T. Flippo, a native of
Caroline county, Va, formerly of Prince
ton, Ky., and since June 24th a resident of
Louisville, where he had temporary employ
ment as a reporter on the Commercial,
commit Led suicide on Wednesday.
♦ s» -ss
Mahone is characterized as "a little wee
vil-eaten, bob-tail Railroad conductor,"
and yet there are many who accept him as
their "Boss." "Who so base ai to be a
bondman? If any speak, for him have I
_—_, ,
The ci-idictiou of Mahoneism is the great
duty to which Virginia Democrats are
pledged. The Old Dominion cauuot hold
up her he. d proudly among her sister States
until the boss is dethroned.
Can It be Forgotton ?
In the fall election in this State, says the
Abingdon Standard, the two main questions
for the people to decide are: Shall Bossism
still exist in Virginia ? and shall the State
government be entrusted to the Democrats,
or to Radicals? To continue .lahone and
his party in power, the people must forget
many base acts done by him and his follow
ers—a mere catalogue of which would fill
a column. Can the people forget the many
declarations of fidelity to the Democratic
party during, and even after, tho last Pres
idential election, and then, in the face of
all these things, how Mahone made a shame
ful bargain with the Stalwart Radicals, and
attempted to drive his followers over and de
liver them up as so many "dumb-driver
cattle ?" Cau they forget his contemptible
meanness in turning widows, and wound
ed soldiers out of office, and putting in their
place men who had no reooomendation save
that they were loyal lo him?
Can his old comrades in arms forget his
insult to them by voting to keep all Con
federate soldiers from holding an office in
the army or navy ? Can you forget that in
every way, and at all times, this Boss has
tried to array the colored people against
tho white, and the poor against the rich ?
Can you forget that he has appealed in ev
ery canvass not to reason, but to prejudice ?
Can you forget his connection with Jay
Hubbell's infamous assessment scheme to
raise money with which to corrupt voters
in Virginia ? Can it be forgotton that Oov
vernor Cameron, one of his tools, appointed
negroes ou the School Board of Richmond—
negroes to control and govern white schools
taught by white gentleman or ladies ?
This last was the crowning insult of all,
and was done simply to spite the good peo
ple of that city who have always refused to
wear his yoke. Did it, not because tho ne
groes were better qualified than whites to
fill these positions, but because he imagined,
down ia the depths of his vindictive little
narrow soul, that this would be a fine re
venge to heap upon these people for hav
ing repudiated him.
All these things, we say, the voters of
Virginia will have to forget before they can
endorse him, or any of those who blindly
follow inhislead. Then besides all this, there
is a large majority of the white voters of this
State who cannot bo induced by any man to
aid thejßepublicans—their party has always
been known as an enemy to the South.
Wo have felt its heavy hand for the last
twenty years, and wo cannot now turn and
kiss the hand that has smitten us, even
though Billy Mahone advises it.
Va.—On Thursday week, Lewisborg, TV.
Va., aud vicinity was visited by a very vio
lent rain- aud thunder-storm, lasting sev
eral hours, during which, says the Green
brier Independent, "bolts ot electricity took
effect at two separate points ou the farm of
Mr. James N. Montgomery, about two miles
South of Lewis burg. The tirst struck a
straw-stack near the barn and set the straw
in a blaze. 7\lr. Montgomery and his sons
in-law, Messrs. W. A. Frantz and F. C.
Brown, were ou the ground, and succeeded
in extinguishing tho liames before much
progress was laade. Two boys, who had
taken shelter in the stable which stands
near tho straw-stack, were seriously
Bttmned—falling to the ground while in Use
stalls with the horses. They crawled out,
oue of the boys, iv a dazed condition, pass
ing between the hind legs of one of the
horses. The other lightning stroke men
tioned came in contact with a wheat shock
in the field, which was quickly ignited, but
the blaze was put out by Messrs. Frantz
and Brown before the wheat was seriously
damaged. Both of these gentlemen were
also shocked by the severe concussion, but
only to a slight degree."
Demand fou Servants.—The superin
tendent of immigration at New York is in
receipt of a communication from the Wo
men's Christian Association of Louisville,
Ky., stating that it was almost impossible
to tiud domestics there. All of the German
girls wh:> arrived there were going into the
mills, which offered good waj.es. Many of
tho ladies v,'ere willing to teach their do
mestics in addition to paying them good
wages. A letter lias also bee:; received
from Bishop Fink, of Leavenworth, Kan
sas, asking to have all German lloraan
Catholic immigrants sent to him, aud prom
ising to procure homes for them.
A lady living near Spalding, Ohio, went
ont one morning recently to gather flowers,
and while bending over a. bush, her hand
came in contact with a moccasin snake
which lay coiled up under the leaves. Si
multaneously with tbe discovery, aud before
she could remove her hand, tho snake ran
up the sleeve of her dress and protruded
its head from a small rent in the garment
just below the shoulder. She grasped it by
the neck and beld it securely until she could
summon her husband to her aid, who soon
dispatched the rrptile.
Bitten by a snake.-The Shenandoah
Valley fays that, on Saturday week, "whilst
Miss Catharine, daughter of Mr. Thomas
Delliuger, who resides near Liberty Fur
nace, in tbat county, was out gathering
blackberries, she was bitten by a snake in
the toes of the right foot. The feet is bad
ly swollen, aud the young lady seems to be
suffering a great deal of paiu from the ef
fects of the bite. It is not known what
kind of a snake it was, as she was alone at
tho time and very much frightened."
. —♦—»
Dezendorf axd Mahone.—Dezendorf,
ex-congressman (Republican) of the Nor
folk District is reported to have said recent
"The Republican party of Virginia is al
most wiped out, and thousands of Republi
cans will either remain away from the polls
or else vote against Mahone. This unholy
alliance has lost us many votes in the North
of honest and conscientious Republicans,
who cannot consistently vote for a party
which endorses such men as Mahoue and
his followers."
Assaulted and Robbed.—ln Hinton,
W. Va., on Saturday night a week, about
12 o'clock at night, Town Sergeant John
McGhee was struck on the head with a stone
and knocke.l senseless for some time, and
robbed of $47 that was taken from his
pocket-book, which was found the next
morning in the garden of Mr. Edgar Camp
bell, into which it had been thrown by the
The Alexandria Gazette says: Tha band
of Second Adventists which recently estab
lished themselves at Fairfax Courthouse
are carryiug everything before them in that
village, aud it is said that in a short time
they will have a large church, which some
of their recent converts will build for them.
. _ *
Tornado ih Nebraska.—A tornado
Tuesday night demolished a number of
buildings at Soldier city; killed three womeu
and one child, and injured fifteen other per
sons. The storm passed directly from
North to South.
Death op Tom Thumb.—Chas. Hey
wood Stratton, better known to the public
as Gen. Tom Thumb, died at his residence
at Middleboro, Mass, at 8:30 o'clock yes
terday morning, of apoplexy. He had been
slightly indisposed for a few days, but
nothing serious was anticipated. The de
ceased was born in Bridgeport, Conn., Jan
uary 4th, 1883, and was consequently 45
years old. At the age of 14 he entered the
service of P. T. Barnum, and has been be
fore the public ever since. He leaves a
widow, who has been on the stage with
him since their marriage, in 1803. She was
the pretty and conspiciously petite Lavinia
Warren, sister of the equally pretty and
still smaller Minnie Warren, to whom the
late Commodore Nutt paid devoted at
tention for a long time, and whom he af
terwards married. Tom Thumb's wedding
in Grace Church, New York, in 1803, was
a famous event, and the ceremony was
witnessed by a distinguished crowd.
_. . ♦
Popular Fallacy.—That the argument,
so commonly used, that tho success of a
doctrine is proof of its verity, is fallacious,
is illustrated in the "case of the Mormons,
for as the Index-Appeal says, "in propor
tion to their numbers, the Mormons are in
creasing more rapidly than any other sect
in the Union, They are spreading in sev
eral territories besides Utah, and the num
ber of converts not only in the United
States, but in severel foreign countries, is
greater than ever. It is evident that, if
Congress intends to legislate efficiently
against this sect on any of the practices
sanctioned by it, the sooner the eft'ort is
made the better."
- _
Training Colored Teachers. — Tho
Schofield Normal aud Industrial School at
Aiken, South Carolina, has closed after a
successful year. It was established fifteen
years ago, and is intended for the training
of colored teachers. During the year just
ended the attendance was good and regular,
the number of pupils reaching three hun
dred and twenty-seven. Connected with
the institution are a sewing-school aud a
printing office, in which the annual report
ofthe officers ofthe institution was printed.
A large sum of the money has been given
to the school by persons residing iv the
Northern States.
Killed by Lightning.—On Friday
week, in Summers county, W. Va., John
Huffman, during a thunder-storm, took
shelter under a sugar-tree which was struck
by lightning, and he was instantly killed.
The Mountain Herald says:—
"Au examination showed that his hat
had been nearly burnt up, the hair on his
bead burnt off, and one of his shoes torn
badly by the lightning. Mr. Huffman was
probably leaning against the tree when the
lightning struck it. and was killed instant
ly. Mr. Huffman leaves a wife and seven
children. "We learn that .Irs. Huffman's
grief is so great as to cause serious anxiety
regarding her recovery."
Boy killed and barn burnt by light
ning.—Last Friday, Mr. Jesse R. Coul
ston's barn near Port Deposit, Md., was
struck by lightning during a heavy storm
that evening, and in au instant was in a
blaze. It was entirely destroyed, together
with Mr. Coulston's entire hay aud wheat
crops, which had just been stored. Two
horses and several cows were also consum
ed by the flames. Willie Martin, a colored
boy aged 14, who was in the barn at the
time, was instantly killed by the shock.
The storm was the severest seen io that
section for many years.
Candidate for Senator.—A conven
tion to nominate a Coalition candidate for
the Senate for »he 10th District, composed
of the counties of Shenandoah and Page,
will be held at New Market on Thursday,
the 23rd day of August, in which Shenan
doah will be entitled to 19, and Page 8,
delegates. The delegates for Shenandoah
will be appointed at a county convention to
be held at Woodstock on the 13th of Au
gust. The election will take place on
Tuesday, the Oth day of November. -
J. B. Davis, a young man moving iv
good society _t Little Rock, Ark., aud who
was to be married next week to a young
lady, has been arrested as an escaped con
vict from the .Mississippi penitentiary,
where he bas two years yet to serve. His
real name is Julius De Laby, and bis iden
tity was accidentally discovered by a gen
tleman from Mississippi, who saw tbe fu
gitive at a picuic ou the 4th of July.
The Virginia Military Institute, at Lex
ington, Va., has turned out 1,341 graduates,
of whom 300 were killed iv battle, 176 have
become professors, 135 mining and civil en
gineers-, 130 merchants, 04 farmers and
planters, ~0 physicians, 30 clergymen, and
10 bankers The Institute is supported by
the State, and is conducted upon the same
principles as West Point. The present
graduating class numbers twenty-one.
The Chesapeake and Ohio and Di
rect Foreign Trade.—xVccording to an
official statement of the Chesapeake and
Ohio railway authorities, the gross earn
ings for June, partially estimated, were
$_. ~s_5 —an increase of $55,143 upon those
ofthe same mouth of 1882 ; gross earnings
from January lst to June 30th, $1,709,581)
—an increase of $400,420, or 28$ per cent.,
as compared with the figures of the corres
ponding period of last year. The compa
ny has, wo learn, made arrangement- with
an English steamship 'company for direct
communication between its eastern termi
nus, at Newport Ne.es, aud Liverpool.
The first steamer is expected to sail ft-mi
the former port September lst. Subsequent
sailings will be governed by the amount of
freight offered by the company, except that
one steamer will sail every month. The
compan}' is also making arrangements for
direct steamship service between Newport
News and one of the principal Gorman
ports, with the view of developing emigrant
business. — Richmond Dispatch.
. m — _- — m-
Killed by Lightning.—On Saturday
morning, the Till iust., Calvin O. Squires,
of Salt Lick creek, Braxton county, W.
Va.. started from his home to go to 15. C.
McNutt's store, a distance of three miles,
and when he had goDe about one aud a half
miles, a storm rapidly approached and the
lightninS struck an oak tree, killing him
and his horse instantly. • * * *
Tho Hash of lightning occurred a few min
utes before 11 o'clock ... m., and Mr.
Squires was not discovered until 1 o'clock
p. m. The horse was lying with its feet to
tho tree and head near tbe centre of tbe
road, and Mr. Squires was lying ou his face,
with his body across tho horse's neck, and
one foot in the stirrup. The bridle rein
was held in one hand, and a basket of eggs
that he had been carrying was still on Ids
arm. Mr, Squires was a good citizen and
was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
— Braxton Democrat.
The "Colored Press Convention," now
in session at St. Louis, has declared "in
favor of co-education ofthe races and mixed
schools and teachers." This wasvery fool
ish action on the part of the convention, as
these colored men know that such a state
of affairs would be tolerated in but, few if
any localities, North or South. Mahone,
the Virginia Boss, would endorse such ac
tion, and would gladly see a "mixing of
races'' in this State. But Mahoue has gone
much too far in this matter already. The
people will rise iv their indignation uext
fall and defeat the wicked and treacherous
methods of Virginia's worst enemy.—Rich
mond Btate.
From the Register.
Social Equality.
Dayton, July 7, 1883.
Messrs. Editors .-—Much has been said
through the columns of your paper in re
gard to social equality as practiced in this
place by one who has just been appointed
as Superintendent of Public Schools of
Rockingham county by the State School
Board, with Governor Cameron at its head.
The charge has been made, and while
the columns of your paper have been thrown
open to Mr. Funkhouser. he has not denied
the charge or offered any excuse, whatever.
Why? Because he knows the charge is
true to the letter. The Spirit of the Valley,
published in Haragpnburg, however,
with or without authority, says that Mr!
Funkhouser did invite the negro to eat, but
all that Mr. P. did was to sit down at the
tablo while he ate, and that it was not at
the regular meal hour. This statement is
untrue. Now let facts speak for them
selves :
During the session of 1880-1881 of the
Shenandoah Seminary in this place, which
was owned and controlled by him, for
young ladies and gentiemen, a colored man
came to Dayton. He stopped with the
Rev. Charles M. Hott, of the U. B. Church,
and when dinner time came, Rev. Charles
M. Hott and family ate ; after they had
finished, the negro was asked to eat, which
he did. That evening the negro went up
to see Rev. A. P. Funkhouser, at the Sem
inary. When the hour arrived the first bell
for tea rang, but the second bell, which
was the call for the boarders, did not ring
as usual. After waiting until after the us-**
ual time for the ringing of the second bell,
one of the pupils, a boarder, supposing that
the bell had rung without his hearing it,
entered the dining room. He found seated
at the table eating their supper the colored
man, Rev. A. P. Funkhouser, his wife,
mother-iu-law, and a Miss Cupp, who was
stayiug in the family. The pupil immedi
ately retired from the room and then call
ed the attention of other pupils to the
scene which they witnessed.
After the colored man h*d taken social
tea with the family, the table was prepared
for boarders, who entered and took their
meal. But tho negro ate with the family,
at the same time, at the same table, and at
tho regular meal hour, and the boarders had
to wait uutil this social tea was over.
These are tho facts, and they can be es
tablished by many witnesses, and the Rev.
gentleman who is now, by the grace of Ma
hone, the Superintendent of Public Schools
of this county, is dared to deuy them. In
addition to tho above, since the charge was
made through the columus of the Register,
this gentleman, who is to manage and con
trol tho public schools of this county has
declared that he did eat with this colored
man, that he was a gentleman, and that ho
would eat with him again if he had the op
portunity. This, too, cau be established
by various witnesses, and ho is challenged
to deny it.
The writer of this is a poor mau and the
father of a cumber of children. I, like ev
ery poor man with children, must rely up
on the public school system for educational
benefits, so as to fit them for contact with
the world, and yet they are to be subjected
to the indignity of having placed over them
a social equalatist, to bo followed, it is sup
posed, by mixed schools, if he can do it.
For a mau who will recognize social equal
ity in his own family at his own fireside,
and at his own table, would hardly have
any scruples upon the subject of mixed
As a poor man, I call the attention of
every ether poor mm, who is a father, to
this outrage.
The way it is to be done. —Ma'uone-
ites will talk. It is an affliction with them.
a "mere disease of giving things away."
It is now becoming apparent what the Boss
had in view when he had Mr. Botts turned
out <sf office, and put Wm. E. Craig in his
stead. Mahone had reason to know that
Mr. Botts would not prostitute the Revenue
service under his control to the advance- j
ment of his schemes and the enlargement j
of bis power, and lie must, therefore, give
place to a man who could bo relied upon to ]
give unquestionable obedience to all orders,
and compel the 75 or SO deputy collectors
under bim to use their time, their talents,
and the money of the government, to tho
promotion of Mahoneism, and the election
of a congressman to succeed Mr. Paul. It
is now known that Mr. Paul expects to re
sign his seat in Congress iv a few days, un
less otherwise ordered by Mahone. and a
new election will be ordered by the Gov
ernor, at'd the Boss wauts all the force of
the Federal government, in this district used
to its utmost capacity to secure his election.
The Boss wants to run Broaddus, of th?
Page Courier, for the vacancy, but many of
his followers think Andrew ca-'t reach, but
their objections will amount to very little
if orders have been issued. It is tho opin
ion of quite a number of people n this dis
trict, that it will be a "cold day"' for the
Boss man, whoever he may be, wheu the
polls close, but Billy is one of tbose patriots
who never doubts butthat every man cau ba
bought, .and be hopes, by the promise of of
fice, the use of Federal office-holders, and
by the debauching of the civil service gen
erally, to squeeze his man through. This
is the way the ihing is to be done. Mr.
Paul took a pilgrimage tv the golden sands
of the Pacific, remained until he heard the
heads of his friends drop beneath the axe
of the guillotine, aud returned to see their
places filled by meu who will receive them
as the price of their independence. This is
a very nice scheme, and will atlract the at
tention of more people than those residing
iv the 7th district.— Rockingham Register.
Nobody with two eyes iv his bead, aud
possessing a single grain of common seuse,
has doubted that the purpose of Mahone and
his satellites has been, from tbe first, to
make our schools and colleges, as well as
tho judiciary, aud everything else upon
which they could lay their itching bauds,
subsidiary to theirparlisan interests. And
so, nobody can be surprised at the mauy
indications of their purposes albeit we
might not be wholly prepared for a bold
avowal of this purpose ou tho part of the
mutineer- But the Montgomery Messen
ger, speaking ofthe removal of an unexcep
tionable official from the Virginia Agricul
tural and Islechauieal College, quotes a
member of tbe Board of Visitors thereto as
saying: 'That Judge Gardner had discharg
ed his duties faithfully and satisfactorily,
but theu they must run the Collego ou
Readjuster principles."
"Ran acollegeon Readjuster principles!"
Well, that is something, to be sure: c.cii
though it involve the "elimination" from
tiie college curriculum of every sentiment
ot honor, integrity, fair dealitig, aud pride
of race hitherto inculcated in Virgin'a col
leges! ••Keadj-ter principles," indeed!
The substitution of selfishness, intrigue,
corruption, and nearly al! the other vices,
for the manly education that the youth of
Virginia received from their instructors in
former times—before our State colleges
were "run on Readjuster principles!"
Aias! alas! to what base uses even schools
of learning may come at last!— Lynchinrg
According to a Kentucky correspondent,
a llino Grass belle has a white, warm body,
translucent with divine light, and cuiviug
to lines of beauty as naturally as the ten
drils of a vine; is the ground-work upon
which nature limits the human augel.
Ryes softly bright, but luminously intense;
cheeks like the damask rose, with butter
cups of dimples, in whose honeyed heart sly
Fuck or Oberon might sleep; lips like ox
heart cherries at the centre, but flexible us
a smoko wreath, and fading away into the
soft cheek like the heart's blood of a straw
berry into luscious cream; a chin fairly
fashioned as the golden apple that blushing
Paris gave to Venus, who trembled with
delight at taking it; the brow of Juno, and
the bust of Hebe; the sea nymph's pearly
ear, and the wood nymph's springy step.
* —♦—.
The monopolists have induced many
people to believe that protection
enhances the price of labor. There is
nothing more erroneous, as is plainly
shown by a comparison of the wages of
protected and unprotected labor iv this
country. When the public shall be disa
bused of this false idea, and have the tariff
explained to them, so that they can see
that by it they are compelled to pay two
prices for uearly everything they consume,
the old Democratic idea of free trade will
become as popular as it ever was, and
the rich monopolists will have to devise
other schemes by which they can increase
their wealth at the expense of all the other
people of the country.— Alexandria Gazette.
Pc rdition seize a party who would sup
plant a manlike Wm. H. Gold and put in
his place a creature like Pierce. Mr. Gold
is a man of recognized ability, unquestion
able integrity, and iv every way fitted for
the place of Supernitendent of Public In
struction, while the fellow who takes his
place lacks every qualfiication which the
importance of the place demands. Mr.
Gold made a good and conscientious Super
intendent—what sort of a Superintendent
will Pierce make? Let those who know
Pierce answer. Let every man in the coun
ty, who has a child to educate, remember
this wrong against those who have put it
upon us.
Destroy the efficiency of our public schools
and Virginia can hope for nothing in the
future. By means of our schools we hope
to keep alive the glorious memories that
surround our past—if they are destroyed,
as much else that we honor and love has al
ready been destroyed and trampled upon to
satisfy the reckless ambition of Mahone,
then Virginia's future will indeed be dark
aud hopeless. Yet that is what Mahone
and his followers will do unless they are
right soon repudiated by this much abused
and long suffering people.
Cameron, Farr and Blair, under the di
rection of Mahone, are making the public
schools a part of their political machinery.
That means ruin, hopeless and irretrieva
ble. It means that the positions of teach
ers, trustees and superintendents are to be
made the rewards of political services. It
means that such creatures as Pierce are to
take the place of such men as Gold.
It means that hereafter when a man ap
plies for a position in the public schools in
the gift of Cameron, Farr and Blair it will
not be asked what are his qualifications.
Is he "honest ?" is he educated? is he effi
cient ? but is he a faithful slave of Mahone I
is he willing to pet and hug negroes for
their votes ? will he make the public schools
a part of Mahone's political machinery?
Theso are to be the qualifications of
school trustees and superintendents as long
as Boss Mahone keeps control of this State.
If his appointees are ignorant, so much the
better, because he can control them the
more easily; if they are rascals, so much the
better, because they will not hesitate to do
his diity woik. So lie supplants Wm. H.
Gold with Adolphus Pierce.
It is unnecessary to say anything more to
those who know them both.— Winchester
Bosses and Leaders.—There ought to
be no difficulty in discerning the difference
between these two classes of persons, for
they are as wide as the poles asunder.
The leader is a man of broad views, hon
est convictions, generous impulses, unflinch
ing courage, and endowed with a self-sacri
ficing spirit. If he serves a party, he does
it because he c _n in that way best serve his
country. If he forsakes a party, his motive
remains the same. If ho takes office, he
docs so, not with that sham modesty wliich
is the threadbare refuge of low minds, but
with that becoming distrust in his own
abilities and that firm reliance on the Al
mighty which invariably chai .cteriza true
The boss, ou tho contrary, is narrow
minded, selfish, greedy and euviom. His
idea of patriotism is plunder and the pos
session of power for tbe distribution of
spoils. Ho views primaries as a gambler
does loaded dice—a nice instrument to cheat
with. He organizes conventions, but their
proceedings, i.nd especially their results,
are cut and dried beforehand. He is equal
ly skillful in making and breaking plat
forms. His followers are rneio minions,
without originally of thought or indepen
dence of action. Auy self assertion ou their
part would be iewaided with the cry: "Off
with his bead.'' A party that would fail to
keep him in power he would regard as ut
terly worthless and discard it with as little
compunction as a boy would a sneked-out
orange. No wonder the peoplo havo risen
against the -Biss" and vowed to extermi
nate him. — Iltt'timore Herald.
The Republican party bas a past of
which it is not ashamed.— Xcw York Tri
There is certainly no evidence that the
I. .publican party is ashamed of its past.
It had a Secretory of War named Belknap,
aud it was not ashamed of his practices.
It showed no shame for the whiskey frauds
in which its Bibcock was implicated. It
was uot ashamed of the Credit Mobilier
b ibery aud coiruption by which Republi
cans were bought up to vote and act in
Congress for t!:e benefit of the Union Pa
cific railroad. It Had a Vice-President
named Colfax, who was covered all over
with Credit. Mobilier mud, but it%was cer
tainly not ashamed of him. It stole the
Presidency for Hayes without any shame.
It rewarded tbose who had aided in the
theft, and did not blush. It was not
ashamed to raise a million dollars in New
York to send to Indiana as a corruption
fund to buy the vote of the State. It
elected Garfield and Arttiur by open bribery
aud llagi-ant frauds on tbe ballot box with
out blushing. Its cheeks did not burn with
shame when a banker who had collected
the corruption fund was rewarded with the
French mission. It sees the postoffice offi
cials, its ex-Senator and Secretary of the
National Committee on trial at Washington
for robbing the Government of millions of
dollars, but that trifle does not call a blush
of shame to its check. It saw its candi
date for the Presidency write a letter to the
chief of the Star-route robbers begging for
money for the Presidential campaign, but
found nothing to blush at in that. Really,
the Republican party is not ashamed of
anything.— Nob York World.
A Forced Trade.—On the afternoon
of tbe fourth of July a stranger rode up to
a son of David Michael, living near Mc-
Gaheysville iv this county, who was in
town enjoying the celebration, bringing
with him a valuable horse belonging to his
father, and bantered him for a trade. The
stranger rode a sorry animal which young
Michael did not fancy, so he informed the
stranger that ho would not trade, but that
if be wanted to purchase the horso he rode
he would sell him for a stipulated price.
The stranger insisted on a trade, and final
ly thrusting $30 into tbe boy's pocket
mounted Mr Michael's horse and rode off
in the direction of Staunton. Pursuit was
subsequently made and the horse recov
ered iv Staunton. Mr. Michael has both
horses now iv his possession ; also the $30
left with his son, which the persevering
"trader" can secure by calling upon him.
Let him come forward and prove and claim
his property. If the stranger can show
that his little "trick" was a "fair exchange
and no robbery," he will be allowed to go
scott free nd no questions asked.— Sf)irit
ofthe ''alley.
Judge Mays Rampant and Couch
a_nt. —Judge Mays/ of Botetourt, seems to
be crazy. Every court he has a row. Our
correspondent from Fincastle gives a
graphic account of his petty irritability. He
behaves like a bad-tempered, fretting,
thick-headed rchool boy who will not do
right and cannot behave himself, and is
mad at everybody else because he himself
misbehaves. He leaves the Courthouse be
cause the people cheer their Common
wealth's Attorney when he pricks this pre
tender, aud then removes a good Commis
sioner of Accounts (Swan), because he
does not suppress the voice- of the people.
Some day these fellows will be suppressed.
— Lgnchhxirg Advance.
.v Wanting lo Others.
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
At the Flat bush Lunatic Asylum. Visi
tor, pointing to a. sad-eyed, emaciated in
mate :
"Victim of religious excitement, I sup
'•Failed in business?"
"What then."
"A Republican, who tried to reform his
___ —-»—•_♦
A Duel Pun. —A few days ago a black
smith in our town was hammeriug away on
a red-hot piece of iron when a gentleman
walked in and made some inquiry about a
job of work. The blacksmith not appear
ing to notice him, he picked up an iron bar
and advanced towards the smith saying, "I
will pick your ears." It was now the
smith's turn. With the hot iron in his
tongs he advanced with the cry. "Take
care Elam, I willßierne (burn) you." An
excellent impromptu pun on the last affair
of honor.— Waynesboro Messenger.
■ 93 m
WINCHESTER, VA.-l_th year.
Prepares for University. Army, Navy, aud
Business. C. L. C. MINOR, M. A. (University
of Va.,) LL. D., Principal. Jyl~-St*
' DENT'S NOTICE.—My office days In
Staunton will be Wednesday and Saturday of
each week, and Court Days—which days I will
devote exclusively to School business.
*w Office with W. A. Seed.
Jyl7-tf Co. Supt. School?.
I will be In Staunton on Saturday, June 28th.
to take out to the lowm Coal Mines', another lot
of 100 COLORED MEN. The company will
leave Staunton on Wednesday, August Ist.—
Apply to A. B. Parker, Charlottesville, or Aa
ron Shoveler, Staunton.
Lcxiii-ton. Va.
Instruction In the usual academic studies,
and In the prolesslonal schools of Law and En
gineering. Location healthful; expenses mod
erate. Next session opens Sept. 20. For cata
logue, address "Cleek of the Faculty."
Jyl7-2m G. W. C LEE, President.
T A.W f_)C.X_OOX. OF
Washington & Lee University.
Gen. C W. C. EEE President.
instruction by text books and printed lec
tures, with courses of Lectures on sptclal sub
jects by eminent jurists. Tuilionand fees $80,
for session of nine months, beginning Sept. 20.
For catalogue and further information, address
CHA-. A. G_AYK_, Prof, of Law, Lexington. Va.
ministrator of T. K. Menefee, dec'd, I
will offer for sale, ut public auction. In front of
the Court-house, in the city ol Staunton, on—
Saturday, August 4. _, 181-3,
at 12 M., Ihe following properly to wit: 50
shares of Augusta National Bank Stock, 11
Botetourt County Bonds.each fors3oo,wlth Jan
uary 1884 coupons attached. Interest payable
annually; 3 Rockbridge County Bonds.each
for Sioo, with January '84 coupons attached, in
terest payable semi annually.
Terms Cash. J,. O. W. STOUT. Adm'r
jyl7-tds d. b. n„ c. t. a. T. K. Menefee, dec'd.
!_. supplies for the support of the poor In
this city tor the ensuing quarter, a-e invited
until 12 M., on Saturday, July 21st, ISS_,for the
following articles:—
8 Barrels of Flour—extra
10 Bushels of Corn Meal
iso Pounds of Side B. eon.
I Barrel of Clipped Herring.
1 Barrel of Brown Sugar.
1 Box of Soap.
on Pounds of Rice.
5 Pounds Gre*-n Tea
None but good articles will be received. Bids
will be opened aud aw. rded by the Committee
on Relief of Poor. For further Information,
cull on— JOHN R. KURTZ, O. P.
Commissioner's Office,
Staunton, July 16th. 1883.
JE. Gnmblo's Adm'r
1,(1 .11*1 1i,,,! Hi..
To Wm. H Gamble, Adm'r of J. E. Gamble,
dec's!, the Lcgatm. under the wilt of »_id J. E.
Gamble, and the helrs-at-law or said J. E.
(siiiiiile: Takk Notice—That In pursuance
of a decree eutered In the above styled cause
(pending In the circuit court of Augusta coun
ty for the purpose of settling up the estate of
said Jane E. Gamble, dec'd,) on the 11th of
June, 188S, I will proceed,at myo fficein Staun
ton, on Monday, the 2dlh of August, ISB3, to state
the accou _ts required by said decree,—at which
time and place you are required to attend.
JylT-it G. M. HARRISON. Com'r.
LfOtrSa .4-11 I.flT FOR ■___>_-—I will
fl sell, at public aucllon, In tront of the
Cotrt-i.onse, in Staunton, on—
Saturday, the lllh day nf August, 1833,
that valu-ihle residence on Gospel Hill, *-j
on North side of Beverly street, In I
Staunton, reoently occupied by Gabriel . _W,
Hii-b as a residence, mid adjoining tile lot of
J. M. Hardy on the west. The house ts large aud
comfortably arranged, with large lot lv rear.
T__._s of kaie: One-third in casts, end
residue in three equal payments, at 0, 12, and
IS months i especMvs-ly, lor which the purcha
ser will execute his negotiable notes with in
tori-st from day 'if sale added, aud a l!=-n re
taiio-d on the property.
j > 'V Ids LEO LO_B.
Virginia ;emale Institute,
*>I. ». Gen. J. S3. S. Stuart _*rln< ijiiil.
The next se_s.sn of uln. month, be,;i;i-i sept.
13:h. Having superior fea_e__> a in every dc
uarirnenl, tiie Bdvn.uta.es offered are excelled
by r.one.
Horn-' Comforts ami Ilea .luible Terms.
T>A.Y _? _J_»l__... .
Tuition In Primary Department per sess.__-27.00
*• *' Academic " " "... :*. 00
" " Collegiate " " ■' ... 5H.00
" C: .(sthenics " •'.... 500
Conttngent Fee " " ... 2.00
Extra Brandies _._ ttiites.
OWFar Cat .log'_es, apply to the Principal.
J BI.E CITY PROPERTY.—By virtue of a
decree of tbe court of Hustings for Ihe city of
Stau-. ton, ut Its July temi, 1883, In th . case of
A. G. Points vs. H. V. Poinls's Adm'r and als.,
I will sell at public auction, In front of the
court-house in s.id city, lhat, valuable j^—A
property, formerly owned by B. F. Points. 0"?
dec'd situated on Main street. In sa HtJiMSb
city, adjoining the Lutheran church, Masonic
Building, N. Wayt A Bro., aud others on—
Saturday, August ith, 1883, at 4o'clock,P. M.
Terms:—Costs of suit and ex pensesot sale cash
—residue In one, two, ttiree and tour years af
ter, and with interest from date of sale,—pur
chaser to give bond with approved personal se
curity; title to beretaiuedas ultimate security.
Piat and description of this properly can be
seen at the ofllce of While A Gordon, or stoic
of A. G. points, Esq. It will be sold as a whole
or in parcels as Cominitr.sioner may oeem best.
jylO-tds Special Commissioner.
Pursuant to two deeds of trust, one exe
cuted Ihe sth day of August, 1881, recorded ,n
the Hustings Court Clerk's office. D. H. 8, page
30., aud tbe other dated May pith, 1882, record
ed in til:- same Clerk's office. D. B s, page 4U9,
we wii I sell al public auction, in frout of the
Courl-house In _ tauiilo v, on
Saturday, the lStft day of August, 1883.
the io! lowing described properly, to wit:
Ist, A Hocse aud lot situated on the eastern
side of Augusta stres-t, fronting on said street
38% feel, running hnck hetweeu parallel lines
1:_ feet, now owned and occupied by David E
Strasburg, This property consists of a good
brick house, contiiuing eleven rooms aud all
ttie modern appliances; well located near
the business centre, aud, ia every way, Is one
ot the m-ssi desirable residence- in the city.
2nd. A lot from ing on -_. Clair street W) feet,
and running back between parallel lines to
Madison street. This lot has on lt two com
fortable dwelling houses; one fronting on
Madison street, cont.ait.lng eleven rooms: the
oiher fronting on St. Clair street, containing
nine room.-, Is located In a pleasant part ofthe
el'y. ahd the sale offers a hue opportunity to
any one wishing lo purchase a desirable resl
ds u.e.
T-KMS:—Cash sufficient to pay costs of exe
cuting this trust, and the amount now in ar
rear to theSt_unton Perpetual Bull-ing and
Loan Company, and tne residue on a credit of
six, twelve, eighteen, twenty-four, thirty,aud
thirty-six months, payable in equal instal
ments, the pureha-er giving bonus wiih ap
proved personal security, bearing intere*.
from date, and the title retained as ultimate
security, or. at the option of the purchaser,
cash in hand to pay expenses of executing the
Hunt and the arrearages due the Company,
and then tie shall have the privilege of substi
tuting himself for and assuming the obliga
tion of ihy grantor in the deeds, and as to the
residue, *in like creslit as mentioned above, to
be securmi in the same manner. Sale to com
mence at 3Vi o'clock. P. M.
julylT-. >—Ids ; Trustees.
W*Pgll"jJ'*|r<sO|-.le are always on tbelook
-8 & 1, -'-'I ror chances to Increase their
B TR »4 e-'i-ntngs, and in time become
I Jk ■ those who do tiot im
.l_j_ jLjji-ro'.y ioeir upportuniiies re
" main in poverty. We offer a
great *_:ance lo make money. We want many
mm, women, boys and girls to work forusrlgnt
tn their own localities. Any oue can do the
work properly fro nx ttie first start. Ttie busi
ness will pay more than ten times ordinary
wn_e_. Expensive ontst furnished free. No
one who engages fails to make money rapidly.
You caudcvsit- your whole time to the work,
or only your spare moment.---. Full informa
tion and all lhat is needed sent free. Address
lel)20-ly Stinson A Co., Portland, Maine.
Tlu'eslriirig .Machine.
1 will sell, at public auction, to the highest
bidder. In the City of Staunton. In front of tbe
Court-house, one Elo_.-r.iiMm Tbi-eslilug
.-tachiiie. second-hand, In good repair, ou
Court-day, July 2.r_, 1883, at 12 o'clock,
or will sell privately before that time.
4_r-Terms liberal and made known on day of
sale. W. F. WELLER,
Jylo-2t Vlnd. copy Agent.
Persons having busi-
V" * L\_jSLi. ness at my Furniture
Store, iv my absence, will please call on Mr.
W. D. Candler, who may he found at all times
either lv the shops, on toe premises, or at his
residence. Undertaking promptly attended
to at all hours o: the day or night,
det-ti-tf Y. M. BIC_LS_
T>»iiii tVrts-lit vs. John .Vr i_lu*_ Adm'r.
(j —I shall proceed at my office, in Staunton,
on Tuesday, August 7,1853, to take the acou-its
required by de-.-ree of the circuit court for An
gusla county, entered In This cause June 13,
1883 JOS. A. WADDELL, Com'r.
THUS. d. IMIYIsE will opwi a school for
boys on Wednesday. s/pteiuber 12th, 18S3,
In which will lst taught Latin, French. Mathe
matics, and tha usual English Branches.
Terms for session ot 40 weeks $50, payable
quarterly in advance. Je26-td
A t Prices which Defy Competition ?
<_-_.__■:__ a.t
CJOOD BRUSSELS CARPETS at _ ___._ 70 cts.
3-PLY ALL WOOL CARPETS at 11.00 and 81.10.
ALL WOOL CARPETS at _ 60 to 75 cenU.
FIGURED COTTON CARPETS at .25 to 35 centa.
STAIR CARPETS at. 2a to 7. cent..
HEMP CARPETS at „ _ _ 20 to 55 cents.
WHITE MATTINGS at _.. 15 to 35 cents.
CHECKED MATTINGS at _ _0 to 40 centa.
FANCY MATTINGS at 22% to 45 cents.
COCOA M -TTINGS at 411 to 60 cents.
NAPIER MATTINGS at 40 to 50 cents.
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS in all widths-4-4, 5-4, 64, 8-4, 10-4, 12-4.
TABLE OIL CLOTH, new designs, 5-4 and 6-4 wide.
RUGS MATS, HASSOCKS, and DRUGGETS, an endless variety.
WINDOW SHADES, with fixtures, 45 and 55 cents apiece.
CURTAIN LACES, a large assortment, 10, 12%, 15, to 75 cents a yard.
FANCY LAWNS at 4, 5, and 6 cents.
EXCELLENT CALICOES _. _ _ at 4 and 5 cents.
B .ST CALICOES _ - 7 cents.
BEST FANCY LAWNS at 10 cents.
FRUIT OF THE LOOM BLEACHED COTTON, 4-4 wide at 10 cents.
LONESDALE " '• at 10 cents.
ANDROSCOGGIN J " at 10 cents.
BARKER " *' at 10 cents.
GOOD UNBLEACHED COTTON _ _. _. at 5, 6, aud 8 cents.
HANDSOME GINGHAMS at 8, 9, and 10 cents.
PURE TABLE LINEN „ _.. at 25 cents.
RED TABLK LINEN _ _ _ at 45 cents.
NAPKINS AND TOWELS from 60 cents to 53.00 per dozen.
We must sell—We will sell, and we allow no one to Undersell us.
Respectfully, %
S. L. JACKSON, |-A_..a_-. Con. Main ano New Sts., Staunton, V_.
j n imi!
Would most respectfully request the house
keepers of Staunton and surrounding country
to call and examine their specimens of
met AXit urai IMPs,
beiore purchasing elsewhere.
We give our special attention to the manu
facture ot ail grades—from the Finest Castile
to the common domestic soaps. We also call
attention lo a first-class Condensed Soap all
of which will give entire satisfaction. Givelt
a trial.
Mr. Cottou has had a half century's experi
ence in Canada aud the United Slates, in this
business, and Is familiar with tbe Latest
Modes for the I'est and most rapid production
ol soap. The article we turn ou las made of pure
materia!, and contains no rosin, the use of
which is strictly prohibited. We will take
good 016*0 grease In exchange for soap. Don't
fail local! ou us, next door to S. M. Wilkes's
furniture st-.-ie. Yours, respectfully,
COTTON _ McCUE, Agents,
jei9-lm Main street, Staunton, Va.
The partnership heretofore existing under
the firm, name aud suyle ol .homo _ Hissell,
manufacturers ol .ash. Doors, Blinds, Brack
ets, Mouldings. Ac, and dealers in Lumber, is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. All
debts due said tirni will be collected and re
ceipted for, and _ll liabilities discharged by
Taylor Bissell who will continue the business
in his name. All persons indebted to said
Urm are requested to call and settle same.
Staunton, Va., Nov. 1, '82.
In reiiring from tho above named business I
respectfully solicit a continuance ot the patron
age heretolore extended to the above firm to
my successor. H. J. SHOMO.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore ex
tended, I desire a continuance ot same, guar
anteeing i-r.aiptuess and satisfaction in all
_C_VY i_.o «""". BISSELL ,
MW All kinds of Shop Work done to order
promptly. dec!2'B2-tf
The undersi-iied, farmers of Augustacounty,
having used Lyle's Points lor the Oliver 11
Plow. ttud they wear longer, break less, and
cost less than the regular Oliver Points. We \
cheerfully recommend ihoso who have not
done so to try them.
Caspar X Zekkle, Joseph B. Trimble.
Stewart Bolling, W. C. Terry,
Baxter Crawford, and mauy others.
These Points and our Virginia Chilled Plows,
Livingston Plows, Hillfide Plows, and all re
pairs for same, can always be found on sale at
We want one reliable, live man or Arm at
each town or business place to handle our
Plows aud Plow Its-pairs Wiiie lor prices,
terms, Ac, to HUGH F. LV LE « CO.,
Vesuvius, Va.,
JyS-lin on i"hen Valley Railroad.
_.___.<._£». imd.
PH.ETON... |
can be accommodated, at all times, by calling
on ue «. _. _, xhoRNEUFG.
Telephone connection. Augusta St.,
s e s St .untou, Va.
-Taunton, Va.. July 3rd, 188.
7mE A. IWAI. MKETtIV .i of ihe Stuck- j
ASSOCIATION OF VA. will he neil at. the ol
fleeolsaid Assnoiatlon, on TUESDAY, July
17th, 18S3, :.t eleven o'clock A. M.
Jy3-3l C. L. i.OOKE, Secretary.
i_.i._vx> s-__j__i_;s*_
COMMISSIONER'S N. .I.e.—By virtue of
a decree entered In the cause of Crawford
vs. Pence, in the circuit court of Augusta,
March 31st, 18S . I will, on—
Saturday, the 11th day of August, 1883,
In front of the Court-house, In Staunton, Va.,
offer for sale this valuable tract of land, lying
in said county near Weyer'sCaveStaiion,con
taining 8 Hires. 3 roods, mid 17 poleH,
t-eing the same conveyed by deed from Geo. E.
Crawford and wife to Frank Pence, upon the
following terms: For so much cash iv hand
os will pay costs of suit aud sale —tbereslduej
lv three payments, ou one, two, and three
years* time, for which the purchaser will give
bond wi'.h approved security, bearing Interest
from day of sale. CHARLES GKATTAN.
Jylo-4t Commissioner.
(y0.1l«IS_»0_ EJ.K' SALE.—By virtue of
_. a decree of the circuit court of Augusta
county, rendered ou the 2nd day of June, 1883,
lv the cause of Alby vs. Effinger, we will pro
ceed, on—
Saturday, the iSth day of July, 1883.
In front of the Court-ii ouseof Augusta county,
to offer for tale at public auction, the property
situated on the _>o___-e_at corner of Augusta
and Academy streets, In Staunton.
This property consists of—
Ut. A large and commodious dwelling- iv-j
bouse immediately on the corner; and. Hi
2ni, Two smaller houses, Ncrth or the,ll_liL
above, fronting on Augusta street, which can
be used either for dwellings or stores.
All of these houses are of brick; well built
and In good condition.
Terms:—Cash In hand to pay costs of suit
and sale, and the balance upon a credit of one,
two, and three years—the purchaser executing
bonds for the deferred Instalments with ap
proved personal security, and bearing interest
from date, and title retained as ultimate secu
Jy3-tds Commissioners.
M_*_>AR ATOH.—By virtue or a deed of
trust, executed on the 21st day ol July, 1882 by
Daniel W. Pleckerand wife, tothe undersigned
as trustee, to secure the paymentof tbreenotes
executed by said Plecker, payable t-> tiie Wat
ertown Steam Engine Company, s acn for
5250.00. and payable Ist January, 1883; Ist Jan
uary, 1884; audlst January, 1885. with Interest
and three notes executed by said Plecker pay--
able to H. P. Underhlll, for .131 CO, J133.C- and
SISt.OO, respectively, and payable lst Janiiary.
1883;Ilst January, 1H81; and Ist January, 1885,
with Interest The undersigned as trustee
aforesaid, will offsr for sale. In front of the
Court-house, In the city of Staunton, on
Monday, Jul- -_._rd, !.>.:s.
one No. 4 Watertown Steam Engine—six-horse
power-on wheels, and one No. . Russell A Co.
Separator, complete.
Tkr.s:—i as., in hand sufficient, to pay
amount past due on notes to Watertown Steam
Engine Company and H. P. Uuderhlll, the
cost of executing this trust aud of sale,and bal
ance payable Ist January, 1884, and Ist Janua
ry, 1885, in equal Instalment Deterred pay
ments to be satisfactorily secure,!.
G. W. BYLFB, Trustee.
N. B.—The atove r.emrd Engine and Sepa
rator may be soid privately before the day
Lamed, by consent of said Plecker.
Je26-Ids G. VV* E.
sell the farm known as the "W. K. Wal
lace farm," near Craigsville, in Augusta Co.,
containing 2_ 3 acres, with good house a--*
and out-houses, new Swisher barn, ■
about one hundred acres la timber, rest JmsML.
of land in grass; close to mill, school-bouse,
and several churches, 2 miles of the Railroad
Depot and Post-office. First-class marble on
said land, both black aDd coral. For further
particulars, address*— R. A. WALLACE,
febO-tf Craigsville, Augusta. Co., Va.
ESTATE.—By virtue of a decree of the
circuit court of Augustacounty, In the cause
of Larew A Lewis vs. Marshall and als., en
tered at the March term. 1883, I will sell at
public auction, to tbe highest bidder, on
Monday. July 2_r_, 1883, (Court-day),
In front, of the Court-hor.se, In the city of
Staunton, a tract of land, containing 32 acres
and .<> poles, lsin_ ou the Staunton and
James River Turnpike, about 3 miles from
Staunton. This land Is of .'air quality, In a fair
state ol cultivation, moderate improvements
can be made a good farm.
Terms;— Cash In hand to pay costs of suit and
sals-, nml the residue on a credit of one, two,
aod tbreeyears, with Interest from the day of
sale; taking from the purchaser bonds with
approved personal security, waiving home
stead exemption—retaining tuie as ultimate
security W. A. 3UDSON.
Je26 It Commissioner.
—Pursuant to a dcree of the Hustings
Court for the City of Staunton, in the cause of
Mealy vs. Harris, rendered on the 16th day of
Fedruary, 1882, as amended by decree of June
13th, 1882, I will sell, at public auction, lv lront
ofthe Court-house, on—
Saturday, the 11th day of Aug. 1883,
a Lot in the Northern part of Staunton, i_j
with a good Frame House ou it, adjoin- 1
ing the 10l ou which Joseph Earman re- rfjfl,
sides, with a front of 30 feet, and a depth of
Terms;— Cash in hand tsi pay the costs of
suits, and expenses of sale, and the residue on
a credit of six. twelve, aud eighteen months,
from day of sale—the purchaser giving bonds
for said deferred instalments with approved
personal security, bearing interest from date,
and waiving the lioine.su a I exemption, and
the title to be retained as ultlmate'securlty.
The properly will be started at tha upset bid
of 3195.
JiuylO-tds W. A. Hudson, Com'r.
By virtue of a deciee of the Circuit Court of
Rockbridge county, rendered May 2?th. 1881. in
the pending causes of A. D. Campbell for Ac,
vs. H. A. Goodloe,_..,aud John D. Sterretl vs.
H. A. Goodloe, Ac. the undersigned commis
sioners, for the purpose appointed, will proceed
to sell at public auctlou, at Goshen Depot, on—
Wednesday, August .*._, 1883,
lhat valuable property known a? the COLD
SI il'Hl X .PMI..U.S, situated in Rock
brfdge county,oue mile from Gosben Depot on
the Chesapeake A Ohio Railway, and contain
ing ».» acreM. more or less.
This is considered very valuable property
and has been visited for many years by persons
alllicted with dyspepsia and other diseases of
the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, Ac. —
During the past season it bas had as many vis
itors as could be accommodated. The e,.j
buildings sre sufficient for the accom- o
modatlon of a large number of guests, *\XeEbm
and are pleasantly located.
Terms:—Ten percent, cash lv hand, 15 per
cent, at four months from Ihe day of sale, and
as to the residue of the puiehase money In
tnree equal Instalments, payable 12, 24, *and 30
months from iheday of sale.aL of the deferred
payments to bear interest Irom the day of sale,
and to be secured by bonds with good security,
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
S. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. JylO-tds
i By virtue of a decree of the circuit conrtof
I Rockbridge county, rendered May 2nth, 1880, in
I the chancery cause therein pending of A. D.
I Campbell, for, Ac, vs. H. A. Goodloe and oth
| era, tha undersigned commissioners for the
purpose appointed, will*proceed tosellatpub
j lie auction, upon the premises, on—
Wednesday, August Sth, ISB3,
I _H_._B.__at, M.. that valuable HOTEL •• -
I I'ROPF.RTY situated at Goshen Depot fl
|on Ihe c. A O Railway. .ii.
This properly Is considered very valuable,
I having i*eeu for a long time one oi the b *ak
f._ t st itions ou the C, A U. Railway, and ex
-1 tenslvely patronized as a Summer resort,
Tbe build I n .-s con-lst of a very large and well
' arianged frame Hole!, Cotta_ss, and the usual
| outbuildings.
The tract of laud upon which the same Is slt-
I bated, and which will be sold aa a whole or In
{ parcels as may be deemed best ou the day of
I sale, consists of upwards of BO acres, and Is
■ valuable for farming purposes, building lots,
Ac. There Is a valuable mineral spring upon
! the premises.
A plat of th.. ;__d nl'.l beextsli sled upon the
' lilt' (l ; t VOf S!.! f*
Tekm.—Cash In hand sufficient to pay tbe
tosts of suit aud sale, and as to thorealuueof
the purcha. c money upon credits of 1, 2, 3, and
4 years, in equal Instalments, bearing Interest
Irom the day of sale, and for which bonds with
good security will be required, the title being
retained as ultimate security. But one-third
of tbe purchase mouey will be received in lieu
I of per-onal security, the purchaser having the
1 property sufficiently insured tosecurathe bal
ance of the purchase money.
S. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. JylO-tda
The undersigned will sell a bargain In .. •_ ;
Aores ot* Land on the Shenandoah
River, three miles below McGaheysville. Rock
ln.hara county. An equal number of acres
adjoining, ownsd by his bi other, G. W. Mauzy,
may oe bought with It, If the purchaser should
preier to buy 105, instead of 52*. acres. This tract
of 105 acres,—the half or who! .of which may be
purchased,—l- bounded ou the East by the
sthenandoah River, and on the West by a pub
lic road which runs on the North through the
timbered portion of tho tract.
This laud is In a good neighborhood—within
a mile of Yancey Statiou on the Shen. Valley
R. It., aud still nearer to the line marked out
for the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis
R. R., and If the connection between tbe Shen.
Valley and the Valley Railroads at Harrison,
burg should be made, that road will run quite
near also.
About one-third of this land is in timber of
Very Best Quality for _. IISTE
«ic pine trees being large, straight, tall, and
numerous. Besides this lumber timber, there
is quite a variety and sufficient quantity of
other Umbei for rails, fuel, and other purposes
consisting of different kinds of oak, hickory,'
walnut, dc
The flue lumber timber on this land could be
made to pay a consl. erable portion of the pur
chase money for the whole tract. The timbered
portion of this land eoub. be sold any day or
the lumber Umber on lt, If the owner so de
sired, for several lumber men have exnresss.l
a wish and offered to buy It. F«=sseu
A. Cash Purchaser can act a
If it were not so far from his land at McGa
heysville, the undereigued would not sell It
This land will be shown to parties desiring
to purchase by G. W . Mr.n.y, who resides on
Cub-Ron three miles South of .VlaGHhe, svllle
and one mile Irom Monte Video, his Postoffice
Persons wishing to buy can cal I personally
upon the undersigned, or address him as loi
apr 3 Staunton, Va.

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