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The Man of Policy.
"1 have no politics—policy is my poli
tics." This is Mahone's motto. When, says
the Richmond Stale, he thought he could be
nominated for Governor by the Democrats
in 1877 he was a Democrat—all for policy.
Failing in this, ho organized his repudiation
faction—all for policy—arjjl by enlisting a
portion of the colored vote and a good
many Democrats who thought the State
debt should be readjusted he got iuto pow
er. He supported the Hancock aud En
glish ticket in 1880—all for policy. But he
supported it in a bogus way. In this he
lost his following, for the mass of Demo
crats voted the regular Hancock and En
glish ticket. Then ho sold out to the Re
publican Administration —all for policy.
The debt question being settled, his Dem
ocratic followers began to leave him,-but
he raised the cry, The Readjuster party
must stick together, or the Democratic par
ty will undo what we have done. And not
withstanding the fact that the Democrats
accepted the settlement ofthe debt, so loud
did Mahone make this cry that he succeeded
in retaining many of the ignorant and mis
guided in his Ring, which now fairly leeks
with corruption. With no principle aud
no issue Mahone keeps together his mongrel
following by appealing to the worst pas
sions of the iguorant, and by giving his
henchmen a share of the spoils. For poli
cy, Mahone rewards his servants at tho ex
pense of tho State. For policy, Mahone,
to streii-tlieu his rotten cause, makes
stronger lib alliance with the colored peo
ple by appointing two ne_;ro trustees on the
School Hoard of Richmond, these negroes
to have a voice in the management of a
■while superintendent and the white schools
of the city. For policy, -Mahone runs the
Btate with an eye single to his advancement,
demoralizes the navy-yard at Norfolk, dis
poses of all the Federal patronage in Vir
ginia: and, in fine, so far as he can, turns
upside down our entire social and political
fabric. This is his policy—to do everything
he can to aggrandize himself and to spite
bis political enemies. Will the people of
Virginia submit to it auy longer ? If every
man in our State whohates trickery, treach
ery, and tyranny will but go to the polls in
November Mahoneism will end forever.
* -. - s.
LeTteb of Hon. Abuam Fulkbbson. —
We would invite the especial attention of
onr readers to the able letter of Hon.
Abr.'im _'ulkerson published in this issue.
It is from the pen of an able, original, and
prominent Readjuster Democrat, who has
exerted g__tt influence in that party, and
Dem eiatic Keadjustoi-s should heed his
wise coui.s.-l. lie expresses the views
which wo have time and again presented in
-•un- feeble way. 110 shows the danger
which threatens the State in the event of
tht success of the policy of Mahone, and
dentonstrates that consistency on the part
of democratic Readjusters demands that
they should oppose it.
Tns T_.--._-_.mi Stbikk.—The Rieh
chmotn-r. -■'/■.■' e_ presses the view that Jay
Gould and some half a dozen other men
could have prevented the strike very easily
if they had desired, but that they did not
vish to prevent it, for the reason that they
desired to have the stock to fall as low as
possible when they would buy up large
quantities at very low prices, and then they
would, witn seeming reluctance, accede to
the demands of the strikers, when the stoc .
"sell and thereby make large sums of money by
would go up in price, aud they would then
the strike. This may be the result, though
not originally In the mean tinn
tho public interests are made to suffer.
Richard F. Bn___n_.—The Battimortast,
of Saturday last, contains a likeness of
Ricbaul i-\ Beirne, Esq., Editor sod Pro
prietor of the Richmond State, who re
cently wounded W. C. Elam, Esq., Editor
of the Richmond Whig, in a duel near
Waynesboro' iv this county, accompanied
by a brief sketch of his life. When we
knew him as a bright, studious, and well
behaved boy in Lewisburg, W. Va., he was
familiarly called "Little Dickey Beirne,"
and was then, as now, a universal favorite.
Ti would be cpiito a misnomer to call him
"Little Dickey" now, as he weighs 225
pounds. "Tall oaks from little acorns
grow," s_c.
Joseph Staegmaer, a saloon keeper, of
Philadelphia, shot and killed his wife Car
oline an.l then killed himself Thursday af
ternoon. Money matters are. supposed to
have been the cause ofthe tragedy.
All the signs point to a big yield of wheat
this year, but as usual women will continue
to call over t're fence to ask the next door
neighbor if she can loan her half a teacup
ful of flour.
"Seven wise men."—Greece had her
"seven wise men,'" and so has Virginia.
When Richard F. Beirne, editor of the
Richmond State, had his diflicuity with
Col. Klam, there were others besides Elam
who felt aggrieved by the article of Beirne
which caused the Beirue-Elam duel, and
some of the Mahone party ventured the
prediction that Beirne would not live a
mouth as there were seven men who intend
ed to challenge him, ono after the other, till
Beirne should bo killed. In this state of
affairs ofwhich Beirne was cognizant, he
was anxious to be free to accommodate
these seven valiant gcutlemeu, and as soou
as he became so by the _cfiou of Ihe au
thorities in Richmond and it became known
that he was free to except challenges and
willing to accommodate all who wished to
meet him 0:1 the field, these seven men,
who professed to be anxious to shed his
blood, upon "tho S'.'ber second thought,"
like their valiant prototype— Fallstail'—
concluded tliat "discretion was the better
part of valor,''and from that time to this
these gentlemen, liko the "boy tbe calf ran
over," have had '-nothing to say,"' and by
their judicious conduct in this respect have
gained for themselves the distinction of be
ing the "seven wise men" of Virginia.
M[_i;i> Schools. —When it is asser ed
that the policy of .Mahoue leads inevitably to
mixed schools,the followers ot Mahone deny
it, aud say that there is no danger of mixed
school.-, and that the colored peopl- them
selves do not desire them. The evidence
is conclusive, not only that they do desire
mixed schools, but that they are now tak
ing steps to secure them. The convention
of colored editors that assembled recently
in St. Louis adopted a resolution in favor
of mixed schools. They are intelligent
representatives of their race, aud they
know that tho colored people desire mixed
schools, and they will do all they can to
have them, aud it will be effected in this
titate in a comparatively short time if Ma
houe succeeds in his political schemes
Beware, beware.
A Just Reruke—We re member to have
seen once, directly after the war, old Com
modore Vanderbilt, a plainly dressed, plain
looking old gentleman, driving a sham
bling horse, aud seated in au old open-top
buggy, making his way slowly through the
dashing crowd of fashionable people, with
gay equipages, in Fifth Avenue. He looked,
for all the world, like an old country gen
tleman, who was driving into town to sell
his crop of wool, or other product of the
field. Nobody would have taken him to be
the possessor of millions.
Well, tho following anecdote, which con
veys a good moral, is related of the old
"At Saratoga, on oue occasion, when
sitting on the piazza of a hotel, a somewhat
over-dressed lady approached and claimed
his acquaintance. The Commadore rose
and talked affably with her, while his wife
and daughter snified the air with scorn.
'Father,' said the young lady, as the com
modore resumed his seat, 'didn't you re
member that vulgar .Irs. B—as the woman
who used to sell poultry to us at home ?'
'Certainly,' responded the old gentleman
promptly, 'and I remember your mother
when she used to sell root beeer at three
cents a glass over in ,Tersey, when I went
up there from Staten Island peddling oys
ters out of my boat.' "
The Commodore showed his good sense
in the above, and very forcibly reminded*
his plutocratic daughter that, in a country
like ours, the aristocracy of wealth often
rests on slender foundation., and cannot
plume itself on genealogy, to any great ex
tent. — Lynch bury 1 iryinian.
Robert Bonner, of New York, editor of
the ledger and one of the most successful
advertisers of tho day, says of advertising,
in answer to a correspondent: "Oue of the
points of good advertising is to address the
same people over and over again. For in
stance : Suppose you were introduced, with
about 500 others, to the President, the
chances are that the President would not
remember you. But if you had an oppor
tunity of seeing him again, and said, 'Mr.
President, I am Charles Wolsey, of Brook
lyn ; Senator So-and-so did me the honor of
introducing nic to you,' and you did this
two or three times, you would be sure to
Ibe remembered. In the same way au ad
vertisement presented once is forgotten al
most invariably, and so thrown awaj',
wkilo one presented three or four times
makes an impression." Mr. Bonner ought
to be a good judgo of such things, as a
great part of the foi tune he has amassed
.as acquired through judicious and per-
I sistent advertising.
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Zephyrs :
Between Richmond and Old Point Comfort
the Chesapeake and Ohio touches the banks
ofthe historic Chical.omiuy, aud a small
island may be seen from the train as it
stops at Lanexa station. It was on this is
land that Capt John Smith, being over
powered by a large baud of savages, was
made captive and carried over the peninsu
la to the headquarters of the renowned In
dian chief, Powhatan, on the banks of the
York. The march was very circuitious,
and during it a number of Indian villages
were visited. The captors, placing Capt.
Smith upon their shoulders, paraded up
and down before the wigwams of the de
lighted savages, amid the noise of iheir
queer musical instruments aud their tri
umphant shouts. The reception of Powha
tan ard the rescue of Capt. Smith from tho
toma 1. awks ofthe savages by thu fair Po
cahontas took place at Werowomooa, where
Powhatan held his court.
Betrayed into a mock mariuaoe. —
About a year ago two brothers named
Clayton attempted to ruin Miss Mary llarro
ver, the beautiful daughter of a lespectable
farmer of Ritchie county, "West Virginia.
Failing in this, the younger brother suc
ceeded in winning the young lady's affec
tions, and she was prevailed upon to con
sent to a private marriage. One night the
couple started for a carriage drive. At a
certain point they met the elder Clayton
disguised a. a minister. The marriage cere
mony was performed, and tho young couple
started to settle down in' the mountain..
Four weeks afterwards tiie youug lady was
informed that she had been deceived, and
she returned home and told her story. The
Claytons were arrested and ti ied in Ritchie
couuty hut week and found guilty. The
younger one was sentenced to three years
in the penitentiary at Moondsville, and the
elder, who acted as the minister, was fined
• Mahone working fob the Republi
can Pakty.—Congressman Calkins, of
Indiana, who was the republican chairman
of the committee of elections of the last
Congress, is outspoken in advocating au al
liance with ..lahone in Virginia and Chal
mers in Mississippi. He says the readjust
ing of the State debt no longar cuts any fig
ure iv Mahone's fight, and that practically
it is a republican movement. In view cf
what Mahone has accomplished he thinks
it would he folly to pull away from him.—
With regard to Chalmers, he does not be
lieve they can crush him out, and he will
be heard from before the fight is over.
A young man iv Houston county, Ga.,
was recently converted undercircumstances
outwardly similar to those which resulted
in the transformation of Saul of Tarsus.
During a revival service he scornfully re
jected the oiler of a Bible aud went home
to work ou his farm. While in the field a
great light shone about him and he fell to
f the ground. He had been struck by light
ning, aud when he had recovered conscious
ness he losfrno time in buying a Bible, and
a few days afterward ho ' was one of the
most zealous converts in tho community.
Do not make the Sabbath a.lay of terror
to the children, by undue strictness and
long-faced observances. The service ofthe
Lord is oue of love, and it should be aiways
made brighr aud cheerful for the little ones,
that they may not learn to regard it as a
galling yoke.
Miss Louise de la Rame ("Ouida") is
seriously ill at Florence. Overwork and
a slight touch of Romau fever, to which
her constitution has hitherto been imper
vious, have affected her brain, aud she is
now in strict seclusion and under careful
Young Jar vis Fisher, of Beading, Pa., be
came insane in the effort to commit to
memory every verse in the BiDlc. He was
sent to the Btate Asylum at Harrisburg,
where he died Wednesday of apoplexy.
♦ -__-_ s> —
Ernest LOougi'ollow, the poet's sod, has
made a selection ot t___ty of his father's
poems, wliich he will illusu _U, The sup
jects are mostly landscapes, and the pumures
will be made of the scenes themselves. '
Dr. Brown-Sequart. has discovered a new
anesthetic, which u_stroyt sensibility, but
nit conscioußnese or physical activity, for
an entire day or more.
Oscar Wilde describes the American girl
before his London audience as» '-a pretty
oasis of unreasonableness in a .esert of
common sense."
The Strike of the Brotherhood of
Telegraphers.—The disagreement be
tween the telegraph operators ofthe leading
lin.s and their employers culminated at
noon Thursday in a general strike through
out the country, the Western Union, Mutual
Union, Baltimore and Ohio, American 1 _ap
tual Union of Canada losing at the same
id, Great Northwestern of Canada and Mu
moment all that considerable part of their
force belonging to the Telegraphers' Broth
erhood, estimated at 8,000 persons, includ
ingl.OOO women. The demands ofthe Broth
erhood, says the Baltimore Sun, are for an
increase of 15 per cent, ou all salaries, the
restriction of a day's work to eight hours
and a night's work to seven hours, equal
pay to both sexes for equal work, extra pay
for Sunday work, and certain advances in
the remuneration for work done by the
Wheatstone system calculated to prevent
the general substitution of this for the Morse
system. To these demands the Western
Uuion Telegraph Company replied with cal
culations aiming to show their extravagance
and impractibility. As usual, there are
two sides to the question. In fact, there are
three, tho business public having incom
parably greater interests at stake than
either of the parties to the conflict. On
this aocouut it is to be regretted that the
action taken yesterday does not bear more
evidence of having been arrived at after due
consideration of all the interests' involved.
It would have been better if there had been
more effort on the part of the telegraph
companies, as well as their employes, by a
calm statement of their differences, by
rational discussion and the cultivation of a
conciliatory temper, to avoid a rupture full
of injury to the innocent public.
SS •. * —
M. W. Wilkinson, a farmer, living near
Elsberry, Mo., was assassinated Tuesday
night by some unknown person, who en
tered his house and shot him with a double
barreled shotgun while he was asleep.
"Two colored girls, aged 13 and 7, respect
ively, children of Bettie Madison, fell from
a bridge over Naked Creek, Page county,
a week ago, and were drowned.
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Tho funeral of Tom Thumb took plac6
Thursday at Bridgeport, Conn., with Ma
sonic ceremonies. Fully 10,000 persons
viewed the remains.
Pen and luX .Sketch of the 110..
The Abingdou Virginian, whose editor
long followed the fortunes of Mahone, and
only broke with him wheu he saw tho de
velopment of a purpose oil the part of the
Boss to trausfer his followers to the .Stal
wart wing of the Republican party—the
most anti-Southern element in the whole
North—gives the following graphic descrip
tion of the Boss aud lays bare the selfish,
and insincere character of the man.
Rightly assuming that tho vital principle
for which the Readjuster party was organ
ized, has been accomplished, aud that there
is not, upon the other baud, any practical
question to keep those who are honestly
Democrats, apart, our contemporary re
sponds to the sneering allusions indulged
in by the Mahoneites, to what they arc
pleased to call, '' The Funder Democracy,''
and then pays its respects to their leader.
Says the Virginian: —
"If tho Democrats of to-day are sailing
under false colors, it does not lie in the
mouth of Mahone and his followers to raise
the question. It would be liko the ' 'pot call
ing the kettie black.'' Pray, what colors are
they flying? Catling themselves Readjust
ers they have no claim to Readjustment in
any manner, shape, or form. They have
no. more claim thereto than the "Funders,*'
who never were iv the Readjuster party,
but who are now willing (with a sense of
patriotism) to lot the question rest. Hav
ing deserted the party; having gone back
upon the principles of the party upon which
it gained its victories ; having repudiated
that Jeffersoni-ii Democracy which was
claimed by the Readjuster party as tho key
stone of its arch and the corner-stone of its
structure; having gone over to the Stalwart
branch of the Radical party and endorsed
tho administration of that party; iv the
name of high heaven what right have they
to criticise the Democracy or the Readjust
erism of any voter in this State ?
"Let them rather look to their false col
ors. Let them consider that they have
.Mahone and his Democracy, better than that
of Hilt's, to defend, and if thf "Funder
Democracy*' is any worse than that, every
good man of the country should feci that
the fate awaiting Democratic institutions
in America, is as dire as that which huug
over Sodom and Gomorrah in th&. g.wful
day of its judgmeut.
"Mahone, the Democrat, who is hand-ui
glove with Radical Arthur; Mahone, the
Democrat, who has cast every political vote
• since he has boon in the United States Seu
ato willi the Radical party; Mahone, the
Democrat, who voted stiih _hp bloody shirt
Radicals that no ex-Confederate should hold
a position in the armies or navies of a com
mon country; Mahone, the Democrat, who
. has as his organ a Stalwart Radical sheet
(which he endorse, with his written cert'tl
cate to tho people of Virginia) which de
fames the record of . dead Confederate
General whose military e_pioi_* and high
character is the admiration of both __?_}._-
pheres; 0 .lahone, the Democrat, who runs
his party by caucuses, and disregards and
contemns the people; Mahoue, the Demo
crat and mock antagonist of the "bloated
bondholder,*' and yet himself a bondholder,
speculator in coupons and other State secu
rities, the jajlroad wrecker and martinet;
Mahone, the Democrat and champion of "g,
free ballot and fair count,' and yet distin
guished as a manipulator of ballot be .es
and the originator of the tissue ballot, fraud;
Mahone, the Democrat aud the Apostle of
Liberalism, and yet the tyrant who wa:;es
war upon widows and cripples because they
choose not to do his political bidding; Ma
hone, the Democrat and Civil Service Re
former, yet tho creature that levies black
mail upou office-holier, for political pur
poses : Mahone, tbe Democrat friend of
Free Schools, which he would bare man
aged by colored trustees; and, in short, Ma
houe, the Democrat, ~ud Mahoue, tae
Looking over tho lists of delegates from
different counties to tho Convention we
are ofthe opinion that the lleadjuster par
ty as originally composed, will be fully
repiesentt. i, and with the best men, who
led the party iv 1878 snd up to 1880. The
party unrepresented in the Democratic
Convention will be those white men who
were willing to go to the Republican par
ty—the colorod Republicans and those white
Republicans who surrendered to Mahone.
Tho truth is everything left out ofthe Dem
ocratic party this fall will be -Mahone and
his stall", and what they bought in the mar
ket, or capta?ed on the field, black, white
and yellow—l.t/tichiurg Advance.
Southwestern papers are discussins- .he
subject of Adam's age at the time of Cain's
birth. Some think it was "less than two
years,"' and others hold to a much greater
age. No work we have beeu able to con
sult gives deliujte figures, but the papers
are as stubborn and acrimouiou. in their
debate as learned divines have been on oth
er and perhaps not more important ijues
tions.—Petersburg fada>Apf>ea'.
"When they determine the age 0. Ad.m
at Cain's birth, they may determine the
age of Cain's wife when she married him,
and who her parents were.
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SUD....N Death. —On last Thursday
evening Sirs. ICff W? wife of Mr. Henry
P. Huff, out to vis-i $ *i ok friend, and
returned about 7 o'clock. A few
later she was stricken with paralysis, ana
died the next morning (Friday) at twenty
minute. p. st six o'clock. The deceased
was a naught-r of Col. A. J. Wither., of
Huntsville"; Ala., and a _ie ceofGen. James
M. Withers, of Mobile, Ala., and had. fceej*.
for many years a consistent member of
the Episcopal church.— Boanoke Times.
Growth of the Great Sanger.
The lethargic liver of to-day feebly pro
tests that no danger threatens him and pee
vishly begs to let him rest. He shakes his
head wearily when you tell him that un
scrupulous politicians are cultivating the
already awakened ambition of the negro
for free and unrestrained social equality,
and languidly murmurs that all will come
right in the end. He never sees around him,
and indeed never before him, as his eyes
are always cast down in idle and useless
meditation on every other subject than the
issue of the hour. To him we do not ad
dreis ourselves. He is hopeless. But we
do ask the earnest and enlightened people
who by good fortune largely outnumber
their listless fellow-men, to consider the
significance of an occurrence to which we
referred on Saturday. It is the action of a
convention of colored men, editors of news
papers and representatives of the hopes and
wishes of their race.
In an Associated Press dispatch, which
gives an account of their proceedings, we
find the following resolution, which re
ceived the approval of the colored men as
"St. Louis, July 13. 1883.—During yes
terday afternoon's session of the Colored
Press convention, the Committee on Reso
lutions submitted a series of resolves de
claring in favor of co-education of tho races
and of mixed sckools and teachers," etc.
Even the drowsy protester agaiust all
dangers must bs aroused by this. What is
the meaning of this demand for mixing the
races in the schools ? Repulsive as is the
very thought, the consequence of such
equality is abhorrent; for it means the
boundless and untrammeled mixing of tha
two races into one mongrel horde—a dis
grace to the earth and its own final de
Upon the ignorant and misguided col
ored mau but a small part of the blame for
this false aud foolish ambition must rest. —
These who are responsible for the cultiva
l ion of this growing evil are renegade white
men—political adventurers—such as are to
be found iv every State, and, unfonmnately,
in no small numbers in our own Virginia.
These unscruplous seekers after place are
ready at all times to sacrifice their neigh
bors aud friends and even their own fami
lies for the sake of the spoils of office. In
their corrupt minds flesh and blood weighs
as nothing against public plunder. To
them all that mau is wont to hold most pure
and precious becomes a trifle. Office, office,
office! is their cry. Their rage for office is
a ravaging disease. It sweeps before it
body, brain, heart, everything.
W hat man of honest mind can fail to see
that the hopes expressed by the colored
convention in St. Louis were long ago
aroused in Virginia by the base conspirators
who now control this State ? Consider the
proportion of colored to white voters, and
remember that if to the one hundred and
twenty-eight thousand colored not so much
as forty thousand out of two hundred aid
six thousand whites be added, the mongrel
party will have a majority. Thus less than
one-fifth of the white voters can, with the
solid colored vote, keep Virginia in danger
of the wot st evil that bas ever threatened
it, aud not only keep it in danger, but be
forced in time to make the attempt to i üb
jeet the people to that evil; for i__t__ mon
grel party the forty thousand whites would
form less than one-fourth, and they would
be compelled to accede to the demands of
their allies, who number nearly one hun
dred and thirty thousand.
A smaller vote than our estimate was
cast at the late election, before tho c-.ipita
tion tax was repealed, hut that the the pro
portion of whites to colored was larger than
that we have gisren, we do not believe. On
the contrary, we believe it to have been
even smaller, and on that beli fwe nest ihe
hope of our success this Fall, (an our peo
ple fail to know their duty aud to be fully
aroused to do it earnest y and houestly iv
the coming campaign? When a number of
representative colored meu from different
sections of the country assemb'e iv eonven.
tiou and solemnly declare their purpose to
demand the co-educatioa of the races, the
BMW v. ho ro r u. -S to sjse the,danger ahtfad v:
either blind to tbo simplest (acts of life _?*!
is a traitor to his wii'. and children.
This is no time for hor.ej ed words. It is a
time for hard facts ; it is a time lor the tell
ing of unpleasant truths. The people of
Virginia know that the santinients of that
couventiou iv St. Louis have been sowu
broadcast in this State, aa_ that their
growth has hi eu tended by the corrupt
gang of politicians that now infests our
public places.— Richmond State.
A Hobsiblk Accidkxt. —Las*. Saturday,
when about finishiog a haystack, Mr. Wal
lace Johnston, son of if r. .1, T. Johnston,
who lives near Lewisburg, met with an ac
cident, the details of which are too delicate
and hmrible iv their nature to publish. It
seems that before finally rounding off his
work the young man needed a stake for the
purpose of driving it into the top of the
stack in order to make it secure. He sent
tlisj man who was assisting him, away to
get a suitable piece of timber for the pur
pose indicated, but, before leaving, his com
panion left a long pitch- fork standing against
the stack, handle upwards. In the meau
time a rain came on, and the absent party
noj returning, Mr. Johnston sought to leave
his posiiio ii, aud aimed to slide from the
top of the stack to feue ground. Not know
ing the position ofthe fork he .ilippgrj ngon
it, the handle entering hi 3 person and "in
flicting a deep and horrible wound. His
weight sent the prongs of the fork into the
ground, aud in his effort to disengage him
self from his agonizing situation he was
thrown face foremost some distance down
the hill, falling with great force upon his
head and shoulders. The fall itself was
sufficient io have coused death, but his in
juries in this particular wore nothing com
pared with his other troubles. In au almost
i;isensible condition, and alone, he made
his way ts the house, where ho las been
suffering great and 3K;r. tiating agonies up
to the present writing. All that could be
done by skillful physicians and kind friends
has been extended towards his relief, but
little hopes, if any, have beeu entertained
from the first that he will recover, His
case is one which excites the tendei . st sym
pathies, but the details regarding his inju
ries are too shocking and horrible to dwell
upon.— (frrepbrier (W, P..) Independent,
July 10/ A.
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Good kxamples.—Special i*p.kmi_m_.
poit wheat at B. A. Fair.—lt will be
seen by the fallowing that some • f the
wide-awake business men of Waynesboro*
know how to combine individual interests
with publi.c benefits, aud set examples of
enterprise that ij \. ould yell for others
to foliow. -_
Mr. J. A, Patterson, tho enterprising
proprietor of the Waynesboro' Fouring
Mills, the largest and most successful in
dustry of the kind in our section of tb_
country, offers the following liberal prerni
urn, to be contested for at the exhibition of
the Baldwin Augusta Fair for 18;.! : For
the best bushel of red wheat bearded, twen
ty dollars in gold. The contest to be sub
ject to. tjie following conditions : Not less
than 0110 bushel shown, and to be accom
panied by affidavit t__t the ?t-ir.pl. bushel
was raised and cleansed on the farm c;t' Jlje
exhibitor, harvested in 18SH, and from crop
of not less than oue hundred bushels, aud
that the samplo ft drawn from his crop as
prepared for market. Statement in writing
to accompany tho exhibit, giving the fol
lowing information : Time of sowing, quan
tity of seen per ol" soil and
preparation, quantify per airy and ;:?.:n . <_f
fertilizer used, date of ripening aiid yjeid
per acre, together with such additional in
formation as may be thought by producer
to be of advantage to his brother farmers.
Mr. Thomas H. Autiim, tho well-known
merchant of Waynesboro', Va., has offered
a special premium of one thousand poinds
of Pure Raw Bone, for the' best busi,ei of
red •;- heat shown at the Baldwin Augusta
Fair of lßd_. This .ap-ard of a standard
preparation is equivalent to §$*. 50 in _old,
and Mr. Antrim, in disposing of his sgjfa
cultural business to Messrs. Fishburne &
L_." larc - re.erved lb. fertilizer at that cost
to himself. reaJj fo « delivery to the suc
cessful party. i
Struck Li .htkixg.—During a se
vere storm fast Saturday, the lightning
struck Mr. W. W. Berkeley's bain nay
Gish's. The barn was burned together
with a large amount of wlieat, hay and
farming implements, and nine horses.
Quite a heavy loss.— Roanoke Times.
For the Spectator.
X Speech from a Fall-Blooded Pawnee
Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, 1
July 7th, 1883. I
My Agent, Superintendent, and Teacher of
this School,.and all my other friends:
Never developed in me the thought, the
power, aud the eloquence of an immortal
Webster or Clay; but I can see that we are
psssing from tho strength of numbers and
savagery to higher ranks, and the discovery
of a new sense to us. As my race ap
proaches the world, we see with our eyes,
hear with our ears, and we obtain knowl
edge as different from the faith of onr an
cestors as yours is from ours to-night. This
is grown from our contact with you, who
are so much more advanced in the arts and
sciences, and cultured in refinement of
thoughts and expressions.
These are the attributes of your power
over us; and as snow melts under the sun
of Spring time, so doe« the Indian of long
ago disappear before the advancing hordes
of civilization.
Your advancement in all that is grand
and sublime is a feature fixed in your
course through time, while our extermi
nation as Indians, the absorption of a
weaker by a stronger race is unchanged, ■
and with each succeeding year and increas
ing speed hastens to the tomb to soon be a
forgotten race.
These are solemn reflections for me; but
the inevitable cannot be changed. These
tiny hands and little hearts of the children
of my people, who are now before me, are
not longer learning war from those who
have gloried in blood and scalps, but are
now sitting in the current that is fast tak
ing them from the source of rudeness and
barbarity, soon to be lost in the great sea
of human knowledge.
It is right; it is best; and the farther they
are from camp and from the buffalo
grounds the better it is for them. I would
not have them stop on the way, but wish
to encourage every child under the sound
cf my voice to press onward. I cau now
see where I failed to tui n my opportunity
to the best account when young. I then
thought schooling was hard and unuessary:
but let me tell you, my Indian friends, that
it has been but recently since I appreciated
my little education and felt the need of
more. An Indian can have no experience
more impressive of the need of education
than to travel as I did a few years ago,
and mingle with the best people of the
largest and most populous cities in the
country. It was then and there that I
first saw the needs of my people, and wish
that all of you, young friends, could bave
my opportunity for seeing the ways of a
great people. Press forward; press on
ward-. Children, do not be discouraged,
and before you are as old as I am you will
appreciate my advice as you can not now.
And to you, Mr. Davis and my teachers,
and all the other employees iv this school,
permit me to express my pleasure and
gratitude to you for jour efforts to advance
these children, who have had good teachers
before, and whom we loved as such, but
not to compare with you all, and in no in
stanc. have I iieen so highly pleased and
hopeful of tho future of my nation as when
witnessing the exercises a few evenings ago
of the children as taught by Christian per
sons, who acknowledge their humanity
aud love their souls; and I would beg of
you the continued exercise of patience with
these children. Their Mope of miud will
not compare with yours; they . anuot reason
from cause to effect as you can, and they
sometimes become impatient when in the
di-charge of duties. Continue to bring to
your assistance the patience and courage I
haVe seen you manifest iv your tiresome
task. And though lam an Indi n, I tell
you so. that the Great Spirit, one whom
the Indians have confidence in, will reward
you for yo'jx labor, if not in this world, in
the world to come. Good night.
Spoken by— Rai.i* Wilds.
Little Warrior, ludian Territory.
I-eported by J. C. Pullin.
A Folly Mills Trami-.-About . P. M.
on Monday ot last week, as Mr. George W.
I Stover ~nd finally, residing .-.t Folly Mills,
'in Augusta county, were eating supper, Mr.
Stover noticed a man coming up the steps
and approaching the dining-room door. Mr.
S.. thinking it some one wauting his servi
ces at tho millet post-office, arose from the
table aud met t.e man at the door. He
noticed that the man put his baud in his
hip pocket and kept it there, which made
him suspieioi) . The man did not make his
business known. Mr. Stover spoke to him.
He made no reply. Then the following
conversation took place.
Mr. S.—What will you have?
Tramp— I v. ant some tobacco.
Mr.' S.—l have no tobacco
Tramp—l -want to buy a plug of tobacco.
. Ir. S.—l have no tobacco to sell.
Tramp—Havn't you.
Mr. S.—No.
The tramp still keeping his hand in his
hip pocket and advancing slowly toward
Mr. Stover.
Mr. S.—How long have you been in this
part ofthe country ?
Tramp—.Vhat do you want to know that
for ?
Mr. S.—l always like to hear how the
crops are in the different parts of the coun
try. Where are you traveling ?
Tramp—You had better shut your mouth
—with hand still in hip pocket.
Mr. S. then walked into the house, got his
revc.ver. a-id again walked to the door, and
it was only when Mr. S. drew his revolver,
with threats to shoot if he did not Uave,
that he was induced to leave the premises.—
Spirit ofthe Valley.
. ♦__* —.
During the Thursday's session of the ne
gro press convention in St. Louis, a resolu
tion was adopted declaring in favor of the
co-education of the races and mined schools
and teachers. Mahoneism is evidently
spread lug, but it will never reach the pro
portions in Missouri to which it has pro
gressed in the State of its birth.— Alex. Ga
__>-it.;t. Irani I -fl Press.
The foilowi 112 extracts from the press show
the standing of Durang's Rheumatic Remedy:
sMiirvland is lull of people who have beeu
oared ol rh. urn .t*m by Durang's Rheumatic
Remedy.- Baltimore Sun.
No medicine is more used for rheumatism
than Durang's Rheumatic Remedy. Our doc
; tors pressiribe it, and it never fails to do tbe
Wert". — WetliTtvrn (tf. V.) Times and Reformer.
It cures rhe . s_a.s,isss.";y oe f i everything else
fails.— Nashville {Term.) Amei i__i.*." • '""-.
Ourang's Rheumatic Remedy has been ad
veriised in ..his city for several years, andstands
high.— Vwtnberlttnd {Md.) News.
It is a jKisltive cure for rheumatism.— Atlanta
{Ga.) tjoiif.titutio!,.
Some of our best citizens have used it with
great rcccess— Richmond {Va.) Whig.
Bi__" if cv .ry urugglst in Staunton, and by
Druggists every (Vber*?. Henq for Iree pamphlet
to R. K. Ue'.r/henstine, Drugglf".,"_. anhington,
D. fl novJ-Bmos*
IOST OB MI SI. All. .-A prl
j vale Memorandum or Account Rook—pa
]>. r hack. I. E. GUY.
SALE.—Hy virtue of a decree ol the cir
cuit court of -crgusta county, rendered at the
March Term, lf_S, In thesuit of Forrer's Ex'or,
£c. V 3. ''orrer, surviving, <_c, we will sell, at
public auction, ,n of the Court-house, on
Saturday, the 25«_ day c, Aujuti, 18S8,
that splendid Iron Property in the county of
Auirusta, 16 miles Westof Staunton,on the line
of the Cties. .. Ohio Railway, now known as
X l-RROL, and formerly known as the
Elizabeth Furnace Property,
embracing ab'lit 6.500 acres of land. (In
cluding an undivided three-fifths of esrtaln
outlying ja.il'J. On this* property.and within
easy access of liie Rail-_>_<], .re situated the
Iron Ore beds, tbat bave always made th.s one
of the most celebrated, if Hot tHe most valua
ble Iron properties in Virginia. These ore
be s are said to be Inexhaustible In quantity,
and of the richest quality ol iron ore. The ore
and limestone ate within less than one mile of
the depot a,t the furnace. The improvements
on the property ->re a
canacity iotons a day. Shops, store-house, ten
apVb .uses, stab)es, and other jbuliain.s heed
-3 i:, r. np.ing a Furnace."
"ni .V_f«s. ... aj. .Ilafit expense,pan be put In
bison within tain. *W».
Terms of Salk: Enough i_ .a.v fo cpsrer
the costs of tale and costs of rule; the residue
Jo .vce.ua! annual payments, bearlug Inter
est fi-o_i ih. day of (.ale, ta« Ing fr.,m the pur
chaser bonds Int. approved personal secu lty
--•* <i_:_rrt)d installments . ud tha ti"e re.
f' B "_ „ ..i,i_,<s** «*»earlty. The pu'e_a»»i
mined as ultima.. ssss.j, . «- ~,
will be required togtveno security OS EWHW
payments, upon psylng twenty per c« t oi |
purchase money in cash. <
- ; ' G. li COCHRAN. JR.. _ II
3; R." ROLLER, ?-•£.. _, ■
jy24-tds V'AVc 1
MY I>X. T V.-It has been intimated
to me. had I not better go back on my
hus'iand on account of the grave charge
agalL'St him, to which I reply I know tbe cir
ca ni eta'nces to the letter, and know he is not
guilty; ,'heietore It la my duty to help aim
bear bis misfortune,
jy.l lt SARAH F. AEION.
undersigned offers for sale privately his
Farm near Pond Gap in Augusta connty, con
taining 175 acres, more or less, formerly
owned r.y Jacob Kunkle, dec'd, It has ur.or. lt
two dwelling houses and other buildings, *_•
and two good springs of freestone water, jj.
with a church, school-house, T'ost-ofllce,«iiH
and Railroad depot near. It has Summer and
Winter fruit, and tnere Is a good outlet to the
mountain for grazing cattle. For further par
ticulars. address— C. WERNER,
jy24-4m Pond Gap, Augusta Co., Va.
LAND SALE.—In pursuanco of a decree of
Ihe circuit court of Augusta county, ren
dered at the June term, ISB3, In the suit or Sel
lers' Adm'r, Ac. vs. Hellers and als., I will, as
commissioner, sell at public auction. In front
of the Courl-bouse. In Staunton, on—
Monday, the T,th day of August, 1883,
a tract of laud In the western part of Augusta
county, about two miles South of Swoope'a
Depot, contalnlnjg 195 acres, adjoining
the lands of Swoope, Baylor, and others. This
land Is in a good neighborhood, well watered
and timbered, aud has upon It a comfortable
dwelling house.
Terms of Sale : Enough In cash to pay the
costs of suit and sale, and the residue In tbree
equal annual payments, for wblch the purcha
ser will execute bonds with approved personal
sacnrlty, bearing Interest from the day of sale,
and the title will be retained as ultimate se
curity, a. M. COCHRAN. Jr.,
jy2l-tds Commissioner.
i-taunton Fire Department
On Wecine. day, Auenst lst, 1883.
bet us leave our buslnesrfcr one day. not on
ly for the pleasure of swinging, dancing, seeing
a match game of base ball, shooting match,
tlshlng. croquet playing, and visiting the larg
est Furnace in Virginia, but also to assist the
Fire Department of our city.
There will be a match with Parlor rifles for
boys under 16 years, for a silver cup.
Taka your wife anu little ones. We guarantee
the best of order throughout the whole day.
Leave Staunton at 7.30 A. M.
For Round Trip $1.00.
Children uuder 12 years half-price.
Tickets can be procured of the Commltee, or
at the Train.
J. J. Murphy, ,Tno. Teabo,
Cbas. E Gregory, 8. A. Glbbs,
Chas, Burschell, H. Slelnbuck,
Chas. E. Hudson. Thos. Klvllghan,
Oliver Smith.
♦3-The Stonewall Brigade Bass will ac
company the Excursion.
For further particulars see small bills. J2-i-2t
VlßGlNlA.—Pursuant to a decree of tne cir
cuit court of Alleghany county. In the Chan
cei y cause of Samuel Life and others vs. P. G.
Sturgei-s and others, I shall on—
Tuesday, August Ith, MB,
court-day, In front of the Court-house, at Cov
lLi-lon, VI. .Inia, expose to sale by public auc
tion, at 12 o'clock M., tViat valuable farm that
w. s assigned to the plalntllis In the partition
of the lands ofthe late Renlx Hodge, deceased
The .aid f.rai is situated on the Healing
Springs turnpike, shout eight miles North of
I. ■vingtoii.and conUlnsby survey 530 acre*.
A l.rge portion of It Is first-ate blue (last
Und, and Is well watered.
The cleared land is of fine quality, aud well
adapted to the growth of tbe cereals.
The buildings are ordinary.
A rare opportunity will be offer.d for tbe
purchase ot an excellent grazing larm.
Tkrms of sale: Cash in hand sufficient to
psy tie cost. of the suit aud the expenses of
Ibe HtleLand, M to the residue, upon a credit
of six, eighteen, and thlity months, ihe pur
chaser executing bonds fortbo deferred install
ments, with approved personal security, bear
ing Interest from date aud waiving the home
st*ad exemption. The sale will be made in
g.oss and not by the acr«.
jy2*-t _ Commissioner.
(office over f. m. young's STORE, MAIN ST..)
R -'present t';e largest, oldest, and most sub
stantial Companies of America and Europe,
with a combined capital of over—
$100,000,000. ,„
Having succeeded to the b..sinews of the late
firm of Cooke <t Snblett.and secured the agen
cies ofthe substantial and well-known compa
nies represented by therr, and retaining those
formei ly represented by Arista lioge, we are I
qow prepared to Insure property in—
- Staunton and Vicinity,
fat the lowest rate consistent v.-i: h absolute se
curity. Onr companies arecorporations ol un
doubted solidity,—mauy of which have *t<»od
the test of generations, and all of wbicb rank
as the best aud safest among the Insurers of
this country and Europe.
For circulars, terms, Ac, aoply at the office
as above. HOGE & SUBLETT, Agents.
Having dispost d of my interest in the busi
ness of The late firm of Cooke A Sublett, to
Messrs. Hoge & Subiett, J take pleasure in re
commending to the citizens of Staunton and
viclo ly, the new Arm, at* courteous, experi
enced aud thoroughly reliable gentlemen.—
Tney represent a number of the best and safest
companies In the world, and parties cannot do
better than place their risks with them.
J?34-81 C. L. COOKE.
[ -
. Virginia _emale Institute,
' il_. «ew. J. E. K. -luart Principal.
! The next session of nlnemonth, begins Sept.
. 13th. Having superior teaches In every de
partment, the advantages olYered are excelled
by none.
Home (diiilorts anil Reasonable Terms.
I Tuitlon'n Primary Department per sess._i-7.0H
'• Academic " " " ... 3'lllo
•' " Collegiate " " " ... 50.00
" Calisthenics " '.... 500
• Contingent Fee " " ... 2.00
Extra Branches at Regular Rates.
.H_-For Catalogues, apply to the Principal.
; plifillTEif il__R
J_, ! D. J -.r-ptor., Yt'
liisiruaus.il in lb. usual academic studies,
and in the professional sot'oolsof Law and En
gineorinjf, Locution healthful; expeu-*es mod
el ate. Next session op.ns Sept. 20. For cata
lo .ue, address "Ci.EHtc Of the Faculty."
j. 17-2ai G. W. C. LEE. President.
; T AW .CHOOL €>_.
; Washington & Lee University.
lira. (.. w. _'. LEI: President.
in .truction hy text books and printed lec
tures, with co_rses of Lectures on sp cial sub
-1 Jects by eminent jurists. Tuition and lees $80.
lor sessiou of nine months, beginning Sept. 20.
For catalogue and further Infornialiou, address
I'll A . A. II_AV-., Prof, of Law, Lexington, Va.
Tttos. ~ no-nr 1.E..-Hi ope a a ss-nool for
boys on Wednesday, September 12th, 1883,
In wni. n will be taught Latin, French. Matbe
tnatiis, aud the usual English Branches.
TE-MS for session ol 40 weeks JoO, payable
quarterly :u advance. jt_s-ld
WINCHESTER, VA.—l9th year.
Prepares for University. Army, Navy, and
Business ('. L. C. MINOR, M. A. (University
of Va.,) LI. D., Principal. Jyl7-St"
Tolin Vi ri .In >». .iojin Wrlghl-. Adm'r.
—I shall prsjeet. lat my ufiice, i t i Staunton,
on Tuesday, August 7,18.;, to take the account*
required by decree of (.he circuit court for Au
gusta county, entered in this cause June 13,
1883 JOS. A. WADDELL, Com'r.
Commissioner's Office,
Staunton, July 16th ISB3.
JL. Gamble's Adm'r
ia>'_aii aud ais.
To Win. 11. Gamble, Adm'r of J. E. Gamble,
dec'd, tli. Legatees under the wili of said J, E.
Gamble, and the heirs-.t-J, w of .aid J. E.
Gamble: Take Notice.—That in pursuance
of a decree entered in the above styled cause
(pending lv the circuit court of Augusta coun
ty fir the purpose of settling up the estate of
said Jane. K. Gamble, dec'd,) on the 11th of
June, 18-3,1 will prooeed.at myoffloein Staun
ton, 00 Monday, the 20th of August, 1883, to state
the account*! required by said decree,—at which
time and place you are required to attend.
Jyl7-.t G. M. HARRISON, Com'r. ,
T T\7"X- I? V laCJes and i
HActf_., j^ W ci ;
f»H_GTON B, !
can be accommodjited, ai all times, by calling 1
on s.. T. TfJORNjUTRG" ,
relejttl.sts. tfC.|_iPi.ll<>i:. .-ItucsrA St., (
Jes Siauplpn, Va. t
I will be In Staunton on .aturday, June 2Stb r
to takeout to the low- Coal Mines another lot t
of 100 COLORED .MEN. The company will 1
laave Staunton on Wednesday, August Ist.—
Apply to A. li. Parker, Charlottesville, or Aa
ron Sboveler, Staunton.
CAirns, kith-B vi ml cutis,
At Prices which Defy Competition t
<.__.__,__, __.T
BETTER BRUSSELS CARPETS, at '.'....'.'.'....'._'.". „..'_'.'.'.~iO oull't. ctt_ *3a
3-PLY ALL WOOL CARPETS at 1...__.. ______.00 and .110
BEST EXTRA SUPER CARPETS at _. Z____.r..."r.7sct_.7to SI 00
ALL WOOL CARPET, at ...... . 60 to 75 cenU
FIGURED COTTON CARPETS at 25 to 35 ___ti .
STAIR CARPETS at. . . '£ ,o £ ~l_ti*
HEMP CARPETS at. . S_ \° li °®?E*
WHITE MATTINGS 2__Z___lZ II T~ ~ "" T? &S5 ctnU
CHECKED MATTINGS at SO to 40 lint.'
FANCY MATTINGS at _._............. 22V. to .5 _____
COCOA MATTINGS at „ _ . 4? lo ffl --SS"
NAPIER MATTINGS at X to 50 _____
011 OXL OLOTHS in all widt ..-4-4,' 5-4';"_ ITTt 10-4. 12-4.
TABLE OIL CLOTH, new designs. -5-4 and 6-4 wide ' '
RUG. MATS, HASSOCKS, and DRUGGETS, an endless variety
WINDOW SHADES, with fixtures. 45 and 55 cents at'lcce y "
CURTAIN LACES, a large assortment, 10, 15. to 75 cents a yard.
FANCY LAWNS a t 4, 5, and 6 cenU
EXCELLENT CALICOES _ at I and 5 cent.
BUST CALICOES _ 7 cents'
BEST FANC- LAWNS „ __*_} «.,_£■
LONESDALE '• '■ al io centg ;
ANDROSCOGGIN - •• at 10 cents
BARKER •• " at 10 cents.
GOOD UNBLEACHED COTTON at 5, 6, and 8 cents.
HANDSOME GINGHAMS _. „ at 8, 9, and 10 cents.
S.__ J ?. I _,^. 8 ,?..n < ?, OODa WE SE, ' L AT YOUK OWN PRICES.
PUKE TABLE LINEN at 25 cents.
RED TABLK LINEN at 45 centi
S&^_>l£ D =-*■*•** per d °" n *
We must sell—We will sell, and we allow no one to Undersell us.
MI f_rKsoN PLETON, }s A __. ... LO „ E « BROS..
S. L. JACKSON. Con. Main aud N_w Sts., Staunton, Va.
The partnership heretofore existing under
he arm. name and style of SHOMO A Bl smell,
aanufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brack-
Is, Mouldings, Ac, and dealers in Lumber, is
his day dissolved by mutual consent. All
lebts due said firm will be collected and re
ceipted for, aud _ll liabilities discharged by
!ell who will continue the business
ne. All persons indebted to said
vested to call and settle same.
Va., Nov. 1, '82.
g from the above named business I
solid ta con tl nuance ol the patron
ire extended to the above firm to
>r. U. J. SHOiMO.
for the patronage heretofore ex
pire a continuance ol same, guar
:ompmess and satisfaction iv all
nds of Shop Work done to order
decl2 '82-tf
rslgned, Jarmers of Augustacounty,
d Lyle's Points lor the Oliver C.
they wear longer, break less, and
in the regular Oliver Points. We
recommend those who have not
ry tliem.
t Zerkle, JosEPn B. Trimble,
801 l inc., W. c. Terry,
'hawiukd, and mauy others,
ills and cur Virginia Chilled Plows,
Plows. Hillside Plows, and all re
-ne, can always be found ou sale at
one reltable, live man or firm at
or business place to handle our
Plow Repairs. Write lor prices,
Vesuvius, Va.,
on Shen. Valley Railroa.l
:'»8 NOTICE.—My office days lv I
ill be Wednesday and Saturday of
and Court Dayß—which days I will
usively to School business,
with W. A. Heed.
Co Supt. .ehools.
___>.__- SALES.
♦ » ♦
t\ mID-.strati>r or T. X Menefee. dec'd T
vill offer for sale, at public and lon, In frontof
.he court-hous,-, in the city o! Staunton, on—
Saturday, August 4._, 18-3,
it 12 M., ihe following property to wit: 50
.hares ot Augusta National Rank Stock, 11
3otetourt County Bonds.each for SSO-.with «an
nary 1881 coupons attached, interest payable
annually; 3 Rockbridge County Somls, __._
lor .500, with January '84 coupons at (ached. In
terest payaiileseml annually.
Terms Cash J. O. W. STOUT. Adm'r
jyl7-tds tl. b. r*., c. t. a. T. K. Menefee, dec'd.
sell, at public auction, in Jrout of the
Court-house, in Staunton, on—
Saturday, the nth day ef August, 188),
R valuable residence on Gospel Hill,
North side of Beverly street, in BJ!p
inton, recently o-.icupled hy Gabriel V-_r
ih as a residence, arid a.tj.slnlng the lot ot
. Hardy on the west. The house Is large aud
comfortably arranged, with large 1c I in rear.
Terms of Sale: One-lhird iv cash, Mnd
residue in three equal payments, at li, 12, aud
18 mouths respectively, tor which the
ser will execute his negotiable notes, with In
terest from day <-.f saie added, and a lien re
tained on the property.
Jyl7 tds LEO LOFB.
COIW.II ,SIO_ EX _ SALE.—By virtue of
a decree entered in the cause of Crawford
vs. Pence, In the circuit court of Augusta,
March'3lst, 1883, I will, on—
Saturday, the Uth day of August, *.883,
In front oi the Couit-house, in Staunton, Va..
offer for sale thjs valuable fract of land, lying
in'iald'couu'-y near V.ey*r:sCaveSti*.'-ion, con
taining a'acres. U roods, and 17 coles,
being tbe fame conveyed b> deed frorri Gefi. E.
Crawford ai'/J wife to Frank Fence, upon the
following terms: For so ranch cash In hand
as will pay costs of suit and sale- the residue
lv three payments, on one, two, and three
years' time, for whloh the purchaser will give
bond with upproved security, bearing interest
from day of sale. CHARLES GftATTAN.
JylO-U Commissioner.
COM.niSSIOI-KR-' SALE By virtue of J
a decree of the circuit court of Augusta
county,rendered on the 2nd day of June, 1883,
In the cause of Alby vs. Effinger, we will pro- !
ceed, on—
Saturday, the _3_i day of July, 1883,
In front of tbe Court-house of Augustacounty, j
to offer for sale at public auction, the property
situated on the Northean corner of Augusta |
and Academy streets, in Stirunton.
This property consists of—
lst, A iargev.ndcommocllousdwclling- p__«
hi,uve l.nmodiately on Ihe corner; and, j||n
Jn I, Two sQii-Jici lsou-e.-. North of t li. j__i
above, fronting ou Au.usta 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-ids -Com mls-ionpris.
Pursuant tii two deed, of trust, one exe
cuted the stii day of August, 1 SSI, recorded In
the Hustings Court Cferk's office, D. B. 8, page
302, and the other dated May lath, 1882, record
ed iv the same Clerk's office, D. B. 8, page +09,
we will sell at public auction, in front of the
Courl-house in Staunton, on
Saturday, the IMA day of August, 1883.
the iol lowing described properly, to wit:
lst, A House and lot situated on the eastern
sldeot Augusta street, fronting on said street
.% feet, running bnck between parallel lines
U. feet, now owned and occupied by David E
Strasburg, This property consists of a good
brick bouse, containing eleven rooms and all
the mod_rn appliances; well located near
the business centre, and, in overy wav, is one
jf the most desirable residences in the city.
2nd. A lot fronting on st. Clair street 60 feet,
md running back between parallel lines to
Madison street. This lot has on it two oom
'ortable dwelling houses; one fronting on
MadiMin street,containing eleven rooms- the
jther fronting on St. Clair street, containing
line room-., is located In a pleasant part ofthe
>tty, ahd the sale offers a flne opportunity to
my one wishing to purchase a desirable resi- '
luice. '
T_rms:—Cash sufficient t.i pay costs of exe
tutlng this trust, anil the amount now In ar- ,
•ear to the Staunton Perpetual Bull Ing and ;
joan Company, and the residue on a credit of J
,ix, twelve, eighteen, twenty-four, thirty,and !
hirty six months, payable in equal iustal- ,
nents, the purch--er _'vi. a bono* wllh ap- £
iroved personal ■ se.ui.ty. b.aiing Interest
rom date; and ihe title retained as ultimate ~
ecurHy. or, at the tipijon of M>e purchaser,
_sb in hand to pay ex p. nses'of e_e.ul.ig the
rust anfl tho arrearages due the "Coin pan y,
id then he shall have the privilege nf subsll- t
uting himself f.ir and assbining the obllga
lon of the-grantor In the deeds, and as to the t
esidue, on like credit as mentioned above, to f
c secured In the same manner. Sale to com- a
uence at 3_C o'clock. P. M. a
july!7-83—tds Trustees.
i_A._vr> SALES.
r ♦ -em-.
F AR i?.F°- t SA, ' E PBIVATEI.T.-I will
sell the farm known as the "W. K. Wal
g lacerarm," near Craigsville, In Augusta Co..
1 containing 853 acres, with good house - -
. and out-houses, new Swisher barn. I ?v3
. about one hundred acres tn timber rest J
B of land in grass; close to mill, school-house
j and several churches, 2 miles of the Railroad
Depot and Post-office. First-class marble on
said land, both black and coral. For further
particulars, address— R. A. "WALLACE
fet_.tr Cralgßvllle, August. Co., Va.
. sp*.OMMl__l<>_,Eß'_ HALE OF YAI, _-_.*•
V.- BLE CITY PROPERTY.—By virtue of _
* decree of the court of Hustings for the city of
Staunton, at its July term, 1883, in the case of
A. G. Points vs. B. W, Polnjs's Adm'r and als.,
I will sell at public auction, in front of the
court-house in said city, that valuable
. property, formerly owned by U.F. Polnls, fl_|
dec'd, situated on Main street, In satdjHßL
city, adjoining the Lutheran church, Masonic
Buildl-g, N. Wayt <_ Bro., and others on—
Saturday, August ith, l__t, at i o'clock, P. M.
Tekms:—Costs of suit and expenses of sale oaah
—residue in one, two, three and lour years af
ter, and with Interest, from date of sale,—pur
chaser to give bond with approved personal se
curity ; title to be retai ned as ul tlmate security.
r Plat nnd description of this property can be
seen at the office of Vv*hite A Gordon, or store
of A. G. Points, Esq. It will basold as a whole
or In parcels as Commissioner may i/eem best.
4 .M. F. WHITE,
JylO-td- Special Commissioner.
—Pursuant lo a dcree of the Hustings
Court for tbe City of .Staunton, in the cause of
,* Mealy vs. Harris, rendered on the 16th day of
j Fedruary, IBS'., as amended by decree of June
' Uth, 188., I will sell, at public auction, in front
t of the Court-house, on—
Sulurday, the 11th day of Aug. 188.,
a Lot in thts Northern part of Stannton,
with a good Frame House on lt, adjoin- I
iv;; th. lot <>_ which Joseph Barman re- JUL
. sides, with a front of 36 feet, and a depth of
- feet
I !'__._.:—Cash In hand to pay the costs of
f suits and expenses of sale, and the residue on
a credit of six. twelve, add eighteen months,
from day of sale—the purchaser giving .bonds
for said, deferred instalments with approved
persons! security, bearing interest from date,
■ and waiving the homestead exemption, and
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
The property will be started at the upset bid
of .195.
Juiyli)--is *_*. A. Hudson, Com'r,
By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of
Rock bridge county, tendered May 271h. 1881, in
the pending causes of A. D. Campbell for Ac,
vs. U. A. Goodloe.4c.and John D. Bterrett v».
H. A. Goodloe, <Sc . Ihe undersigned commis
sioners, for the purpose appointed, will proceed
to sell at public auction, at Goshen Depot, on—
Wednesday, August Bth, 1883,
lhat valuable properrv known as the COED
C M l.i'Ulll .riUJKMt, situated In Rock
bridge couuty,one rulle Irom Goshen Depot on
the Chesapeake dr. Ohio Railway, and i on tam
ing ft_ seres, more or less.
) j This Is considered very valuable property
I and has been visited for many jeais by persona
afflicted Willi dyspepi-i a . nd other diseases of
ii the stomach, spleeu, kidneys, bladder, Ac—
l During the past season it has had as many vis*
itois as could be accomm- dated. Tbe
buildings, re sufficient for the accom- fl
modatlon of a large niin.ber ol'guest., J2_L
. and are pleasantly located.
" Terms:—Ten per t-mi. cash in band, 15 per
1 cent, at four months fr*im the day of sale, and
8 as to the residue ol the purchase money In
tnree equal Instalments, payable 12,24. -md 30
months from the day of sale,al t.f tbe deferred
payments to bearlnterestlrom the day of sale,
and to be secured by bonds with good security,
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
j 8. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. jylO-tda
1 ( -I OSlir.X llflTEi, FOR SALE AT
■ i By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of
[ Rockbridge county, rendered May 20th, 1880, in
. i the chancery cause therein pending of A. D.
t\ Campbell, Ac, vs. 11. A. Goodloe and oth
| ] era, the undersigned commissioners for the
| purpose appointed, will proceed to sell at pub.
' I lie auction, upon the premises, on—
Wednesday, August S_>, 1883,
;at 12 o'clock, M . that valuable HOTEL »_j
; ] PROPERTY situated at Goshen Depot B
on ihe C. s. O: Railway. ______
Thts property Is considered very valuable,
' having poea for a long time one pr ti?_-pre,ik
; i list st iilons an the C, * O. Rail-, a. , ai. J ex
', I tenslvelv patronised as _ Summer resort,
: : The buildlp. scon _M ot a very large and well
; i ananged frame Hotel, Cottagss, and the usual
, ; outbuildings.
[ I The tract of land upon which the same Is sit.
I uated, and which will be sold as a whole or In
[ parcels as may be deemed best on the day of
I sale, consists of upwards of SO acres. and Is
■) valuable for farming purposes, bulldiug lots,
. *_c. There Is a valuable mineral spring upon
the premises.
A plat of the land will beexhU.led upon the
tbe day of sale.
I Terms—Cash In hand sufficient to pay the
i costs of suit and sale, and as to tbe residue of
I the purchase money upon credits of 1, 2, 3, and
| 4 years, In equal instalments, bearing interest
I Irom the day of sale, and for which bonds with
j good security will be required, the title being
I retained as ultimate security. Hut one-tbird
j ofthe purchase money will be received In lieu
; of pergonal security, the purchaser having the
property sufficiently insured to secure the bal
i un c of the purchase money.
'■■ H. M. BELL.
S. J. Campbell. Auctioneer. JylO'tds
.'he undersigned will sell ■ bargain in J._tj:
Acres of Land on the SheriandoaS
River, three miles below .McGaheysville, Rock
ingham county. An equal number of acre.
adjoining, ownsd by his brother, G. W. Mausy,
may be bought with lt, if the purchaser should
prefer to buy 105, instead of 52*4 acres. This tract
of 10-5 acres,—the half or whole of which may be
eurchased,— 1- bounded on the East by tbe
henandoah River, and on the West by a pub
lic road which runs on the North through the
timbered portion o"f the tract.
This land Is In a good neighborhood—within
a mile of Yancey Station on theßhen. Valley
R. R., and still nearer to the line marked out
for the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis
R. R., and If the connection between the Shen.
Valley aud 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
tne I ,< •■• '•* I i
"Very Beat Quality Tor PIN c
I_l.l__l__._-- ' ' " »*.
the pine trees being large, straight, tall, and
numerous. Besides this lumber limber, there
Is quite a variety and sufficient quantity ot
other timber for rails, fuel, and other purposes
consisting of different kinds of oak, hickory'
walnut, cte. ■-. ;
The fine lumber timber on this land could ha
made to pay a considerable portion ofthe n-i "*
cha»e money fdr the whole tract. The tlpi. _r__
portion of this land could be sold any day nJ
the lumber timber on it, if the owner s. _*■
sired, for several lumber men have exbre____
a wish and offered to buy it. ■ *3
A Cash ff*t ff
If it were not so far Iroro his land at _io„_
heyavj il|. the undersigned would pot sell it
Tills land will be shewn to. parties de_lri__
to purchase by G. W. Mausy, who resides __
Cub-Run three miles south of MaG. heysvilli,
and one mlletrom Monte Video, hl^*ostoffies'
address. w
Personß wishing to buy can call Deisonally
upon the undersigned, or address him .„ m i .
aprS Staunton, Va.

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