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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1885.
Local Department. "Tiid New Orleans Exposition as it la." Tbe public are aware of the relations Maj Jed Hoteu kiss sustains to the interests Virgin la has at the great Exposition now in fall tide of success at New Orleans. He is United States' Assistant Commissioner for tbe State, and to bis untiring efforts we are chiefly Indebted for the fine disply the Old Common wealth wll I make there In the departments to which he was assigned. He has returned home for a few days, and kindly consented to lecture last Frt day night for tbe benefit or tbe Young Men' Christian Association, taking for his themi the subjects indicated above, having been then perfecting arrangements for his State, and at the opening ceremonies. In referring to the lecture, but a few items upon which the speaker touched can have h place now, and the reference Is wholly in adequate to express the interest which fol lowed the Major as he glided along through Its course. He always makes his illustrations clearly portray the subjects he has In hand, and by his skillful touch on tbe black board c.A is accomplished which the instructor can impart by speech and drawings. Tbe vast area occupied, the style and extent of the buildings, tho grounds, the avenues and walks, the parks, shrubbery, flowers and fruits, with the wonderful displays of nature, genius, and skill, coming, as contributions, from all parts of tbe world, presented a picture which the human eye never before feasted upon. No person could imagine the Intensity of in terest as it was exhibited in the main building when the Exposition was declared open bj the Director-General, Mr. Burke, followed by the response of President Arthur coming by the electric current. Tbe Orchestra and the bands are features which attract immensely. The band of the 6th Mexican cavalry, 70 pieces and a piper, charms the vast throngs ot persons listening to the volumes of rich music, and tbe piper as be imitates every bird that sings a note In his bower and forest home. From the center of the city to the grounds is 9 miles by steamers, and 7 miles by railway.— Tbe grand St. Charles Avenue extends the en tire distance, and In addition to tbe lawn and floral decorations and beauties, in place by or der of the Exposition management, thecitj and its residents have vied in efforts to present the entire scene a living garden of fruit, shade grass, and flowers. Contributions from the South-lands and the Tropics, In ail their rich luxuriance, entrance the visitor on every hand. Every nation and land that employs geni us and skill, and cultivates the soil with any success, are there, with the strange and won derful productions of their industries. Dum my figures, in costumes, as singular as the real characters of the races they represent, serve to Illustrate how strange and how many sorts oi people exist upon the globe, of which we scarcely know anything. The exhibits from the several States and Ter ritories, and collections from departments oi the General Government, were all described with perspicuity, as was the Postal arrange ments for the accommodations of visitors and exhibitors from foreign countries as well as our own. Our sister Republic of Mexico has her own splendid Iron building and has filled it with « great variety of her productions and curiosities. She has incurred a heavy expenditure, and is not at all parsimonious in efforts todraw capital and enterprise within her borders. From al most inaccessible regions of that country, many samples of her resources were carried for hundreds of miles on pack mules, before Improved means of transportation could take take themjj»^^ , «*---»«»--v'*ination. for tii-lri~*i 7 « > thought all should go tion who could conveniently do so. They would see and iearn more of the peoples and the resources of the world, than years of trav el, and vast expenditure In the ordinary way, would confer. It Is said of an oldphysican in Philadelphia, •when culled upon to prescribe for a cough 01 cold, that he invariably refuses to do so, but recommends his patients to take Dr. Bull's Cough syrup. I 1 9 —» The Virginias.—MaJ. Hotchklss continues with his well known ability and unwearied ' zeal to familiarize the puolic with information pertaining to those classes of our resources and industries to which his excellent monthly, I The Virginias, is such a helper in the work of j development. With the December number the fifth voinme is completed. It requires only a glance at these permanent reoords to learn how greatour natural resources are, and bow extensive are our industries ln connection with them; and further to be ln ormed of the important service the editor has rendered the Commonwealths of Virginia and West Virginia and the people thereof in labors which are his delight. His writings, the maps and the illustrated pages, carrying the reader through all the difficult phases or research up on the face or the country, and enabling him to Investigate the hidden values beneath its sur face, are productions of acharactcr not hitherto -go accessible to many who have desired In formation. Therefore, it is not only to those who have had superior advantages, but likewise to the general reader, Tne Virginias wil prove a valuable companion ln Its monthly visits 1 fieighted with knowledge all will appreciate. Price 82.00 a year. Publication office, 310 East Main street,Staunton, Va. A Great Oppertanlty for Bargains in | Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Shoes, and Millinery, I Ac. Having to close out my stock of goods in tbe next sixty days, you may supply your selves with useful articles regardless of cost by calling at once. J. W. NEWTON, Agent, Jan7-lt for J. Bumgardner, Jr., Trustee. ♦ —♦—. Mayor's Court.— Friday night or last week, Jacob Hooke and W. D. Flsner, of Highland county, who were in the city with their wagons, walked around after night to look about. They enured the drinking saloon of Joe Crowder at the American Hotel. It seems they soon found themselves in anuncomfortableplaceas,by;ibe proceedings in court Saturday morning, it ap pe rs they were badly beaten and knocked f about uy Charles Lushbaugh, Frank Carroll, and Alex. Luihbaugh, each of whom were . fined »20 and costs. -''«.-)>* Susan Fallor, (colored,) * teo -'/ot' a lot of clothes from l"- // V^M^n^l^iAyyi^^s^^^^^^^H City Gonnell. A stated session of the City Council was held last night. All the members present except President Burke, who Is absent from the city. Mr. Qooch was called to the chair. Dr Wayt, from the auditing committee, re ported sundry accounts for payment and oth ers for reference. MaJ. Elder, from the standing committee, reported an ordinance providing funds to de fray expenses of repairing tbe Opera House, which was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Bledsoe reported a statement of amount necessary for the poor, $71.48, wblcb was ap proved. Mr. Tains, from tbe committee on grounds <nd buildings, asked for an appropriation or SKKKor alteration of entrance to gallery, 40. Approved. The special committee, Messrs. Tarns, Qooch md Wayt, reported the result of the inquiries and correspondence in relation to gasworks for the city, which being submitted by Mr. Tarns was further explained, and on his mo tion laid on the table. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE. The undersigned committee to whom was re ferred a petition from a number of our citizen ttx-payers. praying your honorable body to In quire into the expediency of the city ereoting a ■ stem of gas works for tbe better lighting of our streets Ac, beg leave t» report, that after as minute an Investigation as could be well made oy correspondence and otherwise, we find tbe most practicable methods of gas making (for this locality) are by what Is known as the bituminous coal process, and the water gas process. From data kindly furnished us by Mr. J. H. Knowles, for thirty-odd years past the efficient Superintendent or the gas works of Richmond and from estimates fumishett by tire Tanner Dulany Engine Company of tbe same city, we flnd.tbat the cost of apparatus which will proper ly produce 20,000 cubicieet of gas per 24 hours will beabout 89,254.00 erected In this city acoording to he plans and specification submitted here with, Tbe cost of all the buildings, according to the same plans, would ba about $2,000 There will be needed for street mains say 1000 feet or S inch cast Iron pipe at 78c. per foot laid and 21,000 ft of 3 inch o. 1. pipe»t 35c. per toot laid. There would also be needed 300 3 light metres at 16.50, SI9SJ, 50 light metres at *«.50 making SBcO, total £2470 .Necessary for tools, say S2JO. Exclusive of the cost of lot on which the plant would bs made, the outlay would approximate 1(22,801.00.' The cost or material necessary to manufac ture 20,000 cubic feet of gas daily for one year would be, say, 725 tons ooal 8 2,900.00 2000 bushels lime 100.00 supt. salary 1,200 00 Foreman 600.00 Helper 300.00 Hauling, &c 100.00 55.300.00 7250 gals tar will be made, worth as fuel 5270 26100 busheis of coke will he mtde ' i ot which can be sold for say 7c per bushel making : SBOO.OO Estimating the entire cost of the works at 125,000, we have an annual outlay as follows: luterest on investment at 6 percent 51.500 jinking Fund 1,000 Cost of prod uci ng 7,300,000 cv. ft. gas 5.300 Total—(approximate) $7,800 I "From which deduct coke sold say 900 57.700 [Error here—but it is as reported.] From this it will appear that coal gas can be made at, say, $1.00 per 1090 ft, when made at tbe rate of 20,000 cv, ft. dally. The city is now using 600,0i)0 onbio It. of gas annually, and allowing iju.ooo cubic feet for leakage, there for sale 0,300,000 cubloft. and this ,old >~ -■ in per tliouust would bring to the c^ y » revene of ' 11 - O^ S SS L-ediTcl net cost of mauuraetuse 7.700,00 Net . profit to the city annually % 3,325.00 , Ir i other words the city can make all IU own ? s asforsts., and public-buildings free of cost and an annual prodt or about $8,325, over and above the interest on the investment and a sinking from of SI.OOO per annum. Mr. Wltz, from the committee on water made a report in response to a protest of man. citizens, ln relation to the rumored assessmen f water taxes.. The committee bsfi "• -"-*• ose to recommend tbe proposition complain Wm. B. Kayser, esq., for No. 1, and W. Ii lailie, esq., for Ward No. 2, were elected map Mr. Burns, from the committee on the fl lepartment! offered a resolution providing f - he payment of the new hose purchased ror th Newtown Fire Campany-approved. On motion of Mr. Tarns, the committee c safety were authorized to act on the applic Hon to construct a steam laundry ln this cit The Tre»-urer's report, presented tor Dccc: ber to the Council, shows receipts for tl. month have been 58.145.80. dlsbursemen $7,095 44; balance in Treasury, $1,053.36. Bonded debt, $297,200; balance of floatin debt, $i 34 43; amount due tbe city. $33,011 amouut.heldby the sinking lund commit!e $49,613.25. Thereport of tbe delinquent water-tax I' submitted by tbe Treasurer was, on motioi Mr. Witz, referred to the finance committee- The delinquency. $1,571.86. After the transaction of some routine bi ness, tbe Council adjourned. A WEEK OF SPECIAL RELIGIOUS BERV -In compliance with the recommendatlt the Evangelical Alliance that a week of !p cial religious exercises should be held, the M C Association of this city, through a con mittee conferred with the pastors of these eral churches when tbe following plan wi agreed upon: — At Y. M. C. A. Hall Sunday. Jan. 4tb, In tl ifternoon. 2nd Presbyterian church, Monday, J«i, sti it 7« P. M. Subject-Praise and ThantsgH M. E. Church, Tuesday, Jan. 6th 7H*. M. subject-Humiliation and Confession. Lutheran church Wednesday, Jan. 7t, 7Vi 1 M. Subject-Prayer for the Church olCbris Ist Presbyterian church, Thursday, an, Btl V/i P. M. Subject-Prayer for Familie and I structors of Youth. Baptist church, Friday, Jan. 9th, ar>4 P. S Subject—Prayer for the Nations. At Y. M. 0. A. Hall Sunday afteroon, Ja: 11th. Subject-Walling for the Lorn Appea Services in each church will bei ccdneted t the _^^LsS_H -STAUNTON SPECTATOR orENERAL ADVERTISER.— t moans. 1 Robert W. R.urkt.., Bsq., left for Washington t City on Saturday last to spend a few days. Prof. J. H. Hobgood, of Waynesboro', Is on a visit to the World's Exposition at New Or - leans. i Miss Bagby, who was disabled \J a fall as heretofore reported. Is doing very '/ell and will '' soon be restored. , MaJ. N. H. Hoti.hklss, who Is s til confined to ' his room In consequence of Id;J tries received , from a fall some t.j me since, is 1 'nproving. Capt. A. N. Bieckenrldge, /of -.oudoun, for merly Steward of the Deaf, lOu ib. and Blind s Institution. Is Oh a visit to fr leids in this olty. ,f Mrs. Mary Jate Sheets, 62 yeais, died '• suddenly last week, whilst ot a visit to the family of Mr. It. F. Argen br-ht near Arbor 1 Hill In this county. .' ' Mrs, Margaret. Carr, an es'mable Christian 1 lady, the m6lh<r.tn-!«w <y!f Tobert L. Parrish. ' Esq., of Covington, died Jon lie 27th of Decem ber at her home n»ar tuyal in Caroline county..' Wm. Jordan, Esq.. a 1i..-»r*e resident of this , city, who removed some yrtit> ago to Powha tan county, 1b now on a tii k t here, and win [ probably return to the couu|.'• and engage In f agricultural pursuits. ! t Mr. Joseph N. Mauzy. late . Steward or the Western Lunatic Asylum, ar ( rived in this city on last Saturday night to at • tend the bedside of bis brother in law, Capt. I , JobnE Kin., who is very Hi. i We are sorry to annonuce that Capt JobnE King, late Clerk of the Western Lunatic Asy . lam, who has been conflneiVto his bed for some i weeks. Is now li Ing quite Ifl at his residence In the Northern part r - tl *;, city. On Sunday ot Usl webjk, Rev Frank Mo ' Cutchan, Paitor of the PrVstiyterlan church In Waynesboro', lo his congregation that he had resolved to resign his charge, and gave the notice that they mi^htsecureanotber Pastor. Rev. J. JW. S!ireekhn>>, Pastor of Bethany Lutheran cjhnrch, whc is ? pleasant gentle man as wel/l as a gord minister, has been com plimented his cmi-regation in a substan tial raannefr by presmtlr g him with a good ■ Bupply of tx ieat, flour cicffee, &a., and also with . good weed ng apparei The Deny icralic Keifi'ra. published at Front ; Royal, Ws rren c>>|ff, says:—"Mr. Charles I Irwin, teleV-a-'b opVator at Boyce Station, Shenandoa 1 , Va ifce iailroad, with his fair • bride, whom he fxhuM, ' at *-tau:>ton in the • person of Miss Mainef. f Iyer, lias been spend ing the Christ, -s yth. his .pa-en'i in this i town." a i Wm. A. B.ir,-. ii, Esq., ttie excellent gentle i man and Clerl of Atj-nstti County Court, has § been appointel Commissioner of Deeds for the State of New 'ork. gt is commission bears the ' signature or Gr. verpcieveland, which is in fine angular >enmasnblp. ln light lines, not unlike the crtrograpUy of a lady. Tne docu ment is date! I'ecemvpr stst, 18S4. The Wayms'eoro'.' Xisnger says .—"Mr. John , ' W. Breedioe arriv<; do Jacksonville, Fla., on , the 17tb nil He is <t '■• jrospcctive tour, with ' a view of locating ii, \ fre In a lettter to his : wife, be x,?ressed S< Jnseir as being well pleased * lithe counfc-*, and will probably . move in le spring. W-t met several Virgin ians thei*- ..u liis arriy,;.' man from , Stauutoo." : Mr. r it. Shackelford, who has lived In Waynesboro'for a number or years, where he ■ carried on successfully the carriage- aud wag on mai.itt buslnesr,, removed from there on the 24! i o" December to bis new home ln Gloucester county. The Messenger says that the "r -moval of Mr. Shackelford and family lis- If! s void in the community which It will i bedlfiienli toflll." I The Waynesboro Ifei-cnoi-r states that "Mr, i Georire Thacker, a brakeman on tbe Oheaa peaie and Ohio Run way, was seriously in , junu list Thursday at the Waynesboro' de pot. Tn attempting: to put down the brake. , tbeiiaj_wheel.becamedetached,precipitating him b* een tbe cars. He was taken to the B ' ? \idt 8t wber 'e be received the necessary . stt-gi'fit aMentt*gi." Mrsjl >driard, ...-rmerly of this city, but who y id ' —v •njgti£-'"-j£»->}i>« ro-q/ewjD-aeth* ,'", '. r)d tn lbs' lace about ten days since. M ■ <tvs b. gi:t to Staunton and funeral a.te Baptist church by Rev. ■■'■"£ ""scurr Wednesday of last week. Mrs. s. a of the Baptist church I , twenty >'ar, and had a wide circle of : e ''" she v, - .my-four years of age. Cnnrcn. 11 At th- ~*—'' ! " „ e #tasj* Psust yterian church last Sab • I th< • J r - * rlder dellvered a discourse M°" % Nt** t le Church" claiming atten ,i* * °<b- •!• "ostentation fund collected I ° ( i .;cm ' (»s within the bounds of the _.. I" Jsnm: -Assembly. I '" it! of ot. .lug the fund and the meth i*n?-ibu•■-. were explained at length .» . is; .> nied. Tbe opening ot new 1 " L ' ' i n lie , and the Increase of immi , f,™, » I be r south and ln our own sec -1., s :< ■■- jad made the necessities of ' c .'r j,-. ,f the c.bnrch at large, who f£*' sf 'i ation of aid in hand, very ur s, ° v t ; . f not only so in distant parts of i- t ***b -, b ~ ltwas the case in adjoining *Ja es ■■'. our own. In which weak con g"'*i L 1S , xl without a pastor. It was no " lme 1! , njbers or the church who could „ el,e o I It- iln the premises, nor should V y ' n halt in carrying forward the a **'. ; .-«- ary ln maintaining Its organi r.i J ■' i-glng them In bo many local 1S LI nl" aid would accomplish the ~ b-a aru the work of sustaining the ij etbe churches are not able at Q ■" ali tbelr expenses; to aid ln 7 l ' :,' -rches ; and to move on with : work among the colored peo _ pc - scdrsd for tbe year, and fifty tr» on membership would raise the P. - ;t_ ■; ferrod to the necessity of tbe t), me is chureb informing themselves Q l ' r ilssionary and other publications loation, which would name tbe j, iag aid and their necessities and i reader for the duty enjoined upon a. le to the relief of his brethren who r . wt sling to maintain tbe Presbyterian a many localities where it was wel co >y • -♦—» ■ .'. • i'me.—with the first number in CMtelVs Ltving Age begins its one hun- 1 sixty-fourth volume. The ablest the time are more than ever finding in foreign periodical literature, and HWorthls literature is presented by The lve lu a satisfactory completeness Hat.tempted. The value to its read- magazine is therefore con- ising. H<-ekly number of the new year has Hi; table of contents:—English Songs Hi Modern, Nineteenth Century; Tbe Hl-erueut ln English Literature, Na H'iv The Home Life of a Court Lady, H"'' Wllrzbur S and Vienna, Contem- H -uy Borrougbdale of Borroughdale, Mfl At Any Cost, Sunday Magazine; Rhliss Austen, Macmillan; The Arch- Hi)ublin, London Times; etc., with tbe ' Hiuntof choice poetry, This, the first ' H: the new volume, is a goed one with ' Htiegln a subscription. Hatty-two numbers of sixty-four large ' (or more than 3,300 pages a year), the ' M<n price (38) is low; while for $10.50 the ' H offer to send any one of tbe A mert- Hithltes or weeklies with The Living ' Hyear, both postpaid. Littell A Co., He the publishers. ■ . ■» . Hrt'd of Augusta County Circuit ' ■or th» year ending .'list August, 1884, Hlng are the classifications or transac- —Number or easel commenced B decided 327; removed to other Hio'i/-—Number commenced 83; Hterlocutory decrees 483; final de Hj - .—November term 31; May 30; H July 5-total 88. ♦ -» » H-cports town Hiow on the R Councilman L. K. Huff la H/c-'larly efflclent ln securing ■fc-'sl'- ■trATE.— Guy has IktH H^gtreet, HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHK!. I D**th of Blenard HAwk'ilne Alter long and painful suffering, born meek resignation and Christian for Richard Hawkins, an aged and esteemei zen, died la »t Friday morning, at his red In this clfy. In the 74th year of his ag, leaves a widow, two children, aud g children, who have tbe sincere sympathl the entire community In their sorrowfn reavemen l - Calm anil reflecting tit the approach of de be expressed the desire that the ceremony tending hl s Interment should be unoste tlous, and < hat onl y prayer and reading fi the Seriptu rM at tha t time would be most accord with hiß wishes. He had bt" D for * number of years a me ber or the f-laptiat cbnrch. Tbe Pastor, V. Allan Curr, ln conduetiug the funeral eetvii at tho resi dence Saturday morning, B>»oe known the -equest of the deceased, who was so well kno*»n and so highly esteemed *n the community.. ** c accordingly, ater. _j tyer, read part of I be "** n Psalm, and from II Co rinthians, stp chapter, and from St. ohn, IStn chapter. Atj lne sTave ln Thornrosr Cemetery the hymn, ooi'nmenclni* "Nearer, My God, To Thee," was sil°g because it was a vorite o: r tbj < deceased.'; Tbe f'i|i ow |'ng named gentlemen were the pall-beasl ri . i Frank Alexander, Edward Burke,'Vfiuiaim A. Burnett, J. Harvey Bur den, John ii jkngleman, J. S. GlllUm, Jobn B. Hoge, James /*■■ Templetou. I |Mr. Ha vkim' was a native of Hanover coun ty, Va. ::n eal r, y life, be engaged ln service with stage-lin(e proprietors; first at Lynch burg;, ther at fCharlottesville, and -afterwards at Staunton. \ * Before tpo ch ßß *^ 6 * ll6 and Oblo Railway was built, s «JJj|-» Express Company c-ndnoift-d business on tne stage lines, and this city ncirs, an important cerlre of travel and progress i n the new mode of transporting small package.*, Mr. Hawkins became the first agent here, and opened the business from this point as it ra diated through the Valley and to the West. He remained the Staunton agent to IMI April, and thus completed 31 years of un broken servloe, and when he became too in firm for thewe active duties, he was retired on a pension. It was in this public service ho was so well known and so long Identified with the progress and the buslnesj of the city, win ning for hlnseli an honorable name and a \ lasting reputatii a lor Industry and fidelity. | He laid down his responsibilities and his work, only when too feeble to pursue them,; with bis name I igh on tbe roll of officials <■; the Express Company, the President of which j being Informed on tbe morning of Mr. Haw-1 kins's death, immediately forwarded tbe fol lowing telegram to Mrs. Hawkins: '| . "Baltimore, January 2d. ISB4. Mrs. Richard Hawkins, Staunton: Tbe intelli gence of the death of your busband having reached me, I beg to convey my condoience to you. He was one of tbe old faithful ones, we shall always remember. J. Q. A. HERRING, P esident." * » -» A Horrible Crime. On the summit of tbe mountain at Rockfish Gap, and near tbe dividing line between Au gusta and Nelson counties, a horrible crime was perpetrated on the evening of Monday, 29th or December. The parties, one dead and* the other under arrest, who figured in the t rag edy had their homes ln Nelson. During the afternoon ot tbe day named, Jane Harris, a colored woman, supposed to be about 4) years of age, left her home going west, and calling at the house of other colored persons Just beyond the top of the mountain, met there another colored man who lived ilill further on, who re quested her to take a lamp and leave it at his house. In the meantime Jobu Jordan, anoth er colored man, coming up, proceeded along the Journej the woman. They were ob served together bj ,Hher parties, one of whom heard them in . .vorsatlon near the spot where the woman v7as subsequently found. — The man wbo had rt. quested the woman to car ry the lamp resetting borne and no lamp hav ing been left, Marco was made tor her the next morning, and tbe parties passing a ravine heard guttural '-..- ..1, and going to the spot, the woman was found in a deplorable condi tion. Marks of violence were on ber neck as If cboklng had been perpetrated, as well as scars upon one of her legs, and her oletbing mutilated and pressed into vbe mud. Near whe; c she n »s lying, were marKs on the ground which Indicated that one person had resisted Ota -rtolenee of another. The woman was unable to ■■■■.. ;'■'- when found, and death ensued soon thereafter. The alarm was gl yen, and Sergeant S. A Ferguson, of Waj! «s!;oro', upon the warrant of Justice Jocoi. Coj 11 r, arrested Jordan. In the meant tne, 11 is authorities o! Nels- n j receiving inform at lon, hastened to the place. > and after examiuu the body, and testimony being taken before !■ oroner's July, a verdict was rendered that tbe i*ath of the woman was caused by apoplexy so| erinduced by strangu lation, which was tbe opinion ot Dr. Williams. | or Nelson, and Dr. Fox Qf Waynesboro", wbc I examined tbe body, Meade F. White, Esq., Commonwealth's At torney for Augusta iou ity, was informed by Justice Coyner »f tnt ...atter. He proceeded last Monday to the vines of the tragedy, and investigated the case wilch was one of cou current jurisdiction br the authorities of the two counties, and as the Nelson officers had proceeded thus fsr, ;mi the Justice of that connty Insisted or. y>. routing It further, Jor dan was cammit■ -... to bis custody. » — ' Beef! Beef! Beef: Th ; re is nothing like fin? ' roast beef for tbe tab: a, out to be good it mm.' be fat, and the correst llilng to make It fat IS I Day's Horse and Cattle Powder. Price twen tj -! five cents a package. Augatln Connty Farms. In former articles i be SFECTAToJhas furnish- j ed the quantities la bulk and thetverage yield per acre of the staple crops raised m tbe farms I in Augusta county. The numbe, sizes, and systems under whlob the '-rms lathe county are cultivated, are alio matters < interest. — , Statistics exhibiting these facts ar-i according ly oompiled. i Farms, total number 2,357 ! I " under 3 acre- 1 8^ " over Sandunuer 10 ares 140 1 1 " •' 10 " " 20 "• ... 145 i " " 30 " " 50 "... 247 1 i " 50 " " 100 " .., 41*! 108 " " 50i) " ... 1,249 1 " "500 " •' 1000 " ... 94 > " " 1000 "... 2.51 , " average sue " ... 212! " total cultivated '>yowners 2,(itW " " "by owners under 3 sols 8 ••• " over.SaudundelOacr 'S8 I ' " " " 10 " " 10 " va. , " 20 " "SO " 221 | 60 " " B " 388 1 ' • 10.) " '• » " 1,0751 600 " " KJ " 83 r " " " over " " » " 22! " " rented for mouey price 74 | ' i. •• •• •• " over 3 A nnsr 10, 4 1 ' " a- '. £ j - so. s11 ,« ~ C 500. 40 ' S(E " L IOOO. 7 .• .. *. .. i. m joqo *i .cres l n " " rented for share of produci >,i;',„' A " " "overß*un ~E- ZZ .* << .. «, i, ~ in .. , JO, 4i ji SX .. - m, 68 . S' » .100, 8H ' ~ ,2,' „ "500. 131 V 6i» " 100 °. i -> 1000 " I ore » * s ♦ -.-•— — o '■Chinese Oornes." j, A biography of this remarkable ma^ on|cht to *. be Interesting reading, t'pciially irwr"*" by a the famous hero-Journillsi and vet!™ 1 war J correspondent, Archlltld Forbes. T l 8 not ' f, therefore, surprising t •> - numer ni ed,tlon " of it published. First .b--a was tb/ E 11 *"" 1 edition, of course ata d-h price, then* re P rln t £ at t1.90-per copy, by a■ A erlcan "hig v ' priced " [ publisher; now roilc/'s the "Literar] " Bet '°'"" h lion" edition large hoi 'sums type, n, at "- 1 ! binding, for only 5b 'cats! Tbs publbr'' ~ " B. Alden,393Pearl -.net, New Yor** , V rtli " a 100-pagedescript; c cataloguer- inl " pub . I tlons. covering II- entire «-••«- of «t anaara \ literature, free to appti .cant. —•v?'- 7 Catarh j■ .iND Deafness. I % have been - >4n one ear ten yia.rs.ana , partially deaf f tile cthe« for two bontbs, ; hare teen triated , by ear specialty dealers received no bene at. Having used Elj\c rean j| Balm for about, i month I find myserereatjM improved, ai3« ' in hear well an^^^iMM l tsrrh, with dropping sli',' T °sm\\ pain my eyes, 'j_H Broome Co., MM New MM W.BB for a f;H the nuiH cye^| . irse falling upon hlmH a remedy for cousbH Pectoral has neve^B Miie is a wcH H The New Road Law. GIVE IT A FAIR TRIAL. respondence of the Spectator.] as. Editors, —It will be remember a change in the county road sys which labor would be less burden freely discussed by our delegate! tcvaasing for the Bouse, and nc was publicly expressed, thongr. ■re "private differences as to the 1 extent. The new law cannot b« a surprise, but is a proposition tv in a- modified form, tbe system evailed under the Township ar it, divested of the annoying fea l.iuitiplicity of small tax-bills. „ ;t»- county road-la-j*, places tbe .. .1 ole jcct in the hands of the people ' ii-- their immediate and ameanable officials. i - It was s ibmitted for the adoption, or re i jection of the Board of Supervisors of the county. They adopted it rather than let • the county come under the new general road-law." In its enforcement, it is in tho hands, » chiefly, o* local district boards of three r persons, twi '""*o are elected by the voters of th md are responsible , to their con The local Boards, under the in their surroundings, and liable v mutual burdens of labor and tai probably the safest custodians o irs .conferred. Es pecially is it V* the success of i the \aw, that * very careful to select tbe bi ,r Road Commis ; isiouer. On h t, judgment, pru dence, and fid t trust', the efficien cy largely de; he law is based on the. "jooj-y of ,-ir.aeut; hence the machinery's '. ■-, elos.-ly home to the people, -and de 3 tbe personal interest , of every citize lie subject. The present 1 Commissioners were appointed, by t. te County Judge, to hold for one ye: •<-. In May next, the people of the d. . ■ will elect commission er* to hold for to.ire. Associated with each commissio * ill be the district Su pervisor, and at. • called Director; ap pointed by the C -, Judge. These three, cons-tituting the 3oard, determine the sum', of money n< ! for the roads of the ; ' 'it t rict for each Let it be remem | bend, that the h District and the Magis .:ial District are same, territory. The Board of Super' sof the county, are bound to levy on 1 Districts tho amonnt certified by tne loc oards and for no more. Tbe County Treas r will collect and dis burse the road fum coording to law, each • district receiving r its own roads the i f mount paid by it • a.es. The maximum twenty cents on the hundred dollars m nopear high; but it ■-t be remembei hat, to cover great disasters, as in the . q> of 1870-77, in or dt rto restore bridge mil the roads, it may be necessary to call oi an extraordinary sum. .Ordinarily,.tb tax per hundred dol lais, per.yoar, shon ■<>' exceed half the u.,simuu'. .If the m mm were very re stricted, he Board, t times, would be powerlie", o restore c. mage. To wait for a c ssiou "-.the Legisi tare to pass an en abling act '% ould be at n ed with delay and frequently increased d mige and loss. la the last acts oi a lembly, it will be seen, that in about on third of the coun ties of the State, an c ore is being made, by various systems not pi fins, to better the county roads. .. Fror: t.«esd various trials, something may be evolvri which will prove helpful to all. Therefore, let opponents and friends of the new Hw, for our county, unite in giving it a p"j*ent trial. Mean while, if any one l is able to prepare a better law than those wbich ha-e been considered, let him present it for consideration through the press, or in cpunty meeting, where all can be present tfind heard. The county roads are a fruitfeil subject for discussion. Let tbe several ylans be fully ventilated and understood. "he debating clubs in the country are frequently at a loss for a subject. Here is a theme on yhich every farmer has something to say. .qf, on trial, the new law prove a failure, the" Board of Supervisors may remit us under he general road law, which has *-**m ixurl will go i>u> operation, in many of the counties, ou the first of July next. Farmer. « -♦- « ,— A dynamite explosion occurred in the underground railway tunnel in London last Friday night, causing great alarm to the railway passengers, and throwing many • people down on the platforms. No dam j age was done be-ond the breaking of car windows. t. —»■ a l.ix'al Business Notices. j f*et China given a'.Stiarsoa one dollar's pur I cl;a«e of goods was drawn by Miss Pattis Han ger.of Fishersville, ticket No. SB6. A second lei is now up; buy one dolltr's worth and take a cbance. Some.one is sir; to win it. — • —->-» Ladles,—Kayser, Shiiksy 4 Taylor have Jus„ reduced their enilre sock of IiRKSS GOODS, to dloseout Winter Steel. Now is the time ' ■ «-HAI!(JAI?H.-a dec3l-3t 46*- Call and examine or 3tock of XMAS GOODS. CARDS at nol2 . Berki ey A Waltirs. -—•- .\ j Look Out for the Gh a Light.—When I you see the green light, *r:iing in front of . Berkeley A Walter's Drug sure you can get I a prescription put up at'> hit;- of night by 1 either Dr. Berkeley or Mr. (lei Walters, sel . s> . Remnants! Be-uunrtall In variety, at— 1 ,5, -3t Kayser, Shirk.*! .fc Taylor's. s s ♦ - ' Call and examine our st.«- ,rf TOBICCO AHD C10»R8. Chewing To'wcco 1150 cents to SI.OO per pound. Btu-.KiL. v & Walters. ! IU „ If you want a nice tmggj i.':;d h-jr» c , back spring-wagon, or anything ir the llVery line j go to Thornburg's EsjSMi j Call and seethe Bemnnnt tovin tor at Kayser, Shirkky Al ayi,oh!s. d3l-3t I Tiiere Is no use tosend wf"k to the job offi • ees in the larger cities whe 111 ian be done as I wed and as cheap at the S ectaxob office. — — «* -. — 1J- Wundorrul Prevent!-' or Chicken Cheers. ! —Wilson's Chicked Powders. Try Thilj i |TfyTheml! The onlv.uthorized agents for these Powders are *Bfilkeley A Walters. jjl 1 r.-,i«i <raut 4T«- BARGAINS, **» go to Tayskr, Bhirkey A Taylor's REMNANT COt=NTER. dec3l-3t ■ si ■ The Centre or the World's Observation. Tbe eyes of the world are upon the Industri. al Exposition in the full tide of success ln tW Crescent It was inaugurated with an Extraordinary Grand Drawing or ibe famous '.ojisianaState Lottery, which, by its strict Id lfgrity in its management, (on behalf of the jbobie Charity Hospital there) is not the least a ttractlon to visitors. M. A. Dauphin, New t irieans. La., will give any Information about, t: - 176 th Monthly Drawing, on Tuesday, January, 13th, 18S5. Bo advised in time, there fore (, If you wait quick returns and full prices on Hlfies, Firs. Wool, Roots. Butter, etc., etc, cci id for our Price irurrent. Consignments Solicited. R. L. Williams A Co., General Commission Merchants, Offlce, 169 William St., I oct!s '84-ly New York. -—»—, Sweet Gum and Mallei-*. Ii The sweet Gum, as gathered from a tree of mo same name, growing along the snail I treatraa In the "Southern States, contains a f'U'nulating expectorant principle that loosens f.'.e phlegm producing the early morning cough ;in I stimulates the child to throw offthe false , . inbrane lo croup and whooping cough.— j^hen combined with the healing muciiagin- Aps principle ln the mulein plant of the o : d ■>ids presents in Taylor's CHERoKtE Reme ■v op Swkkt Gum and Mullein, the finest Jiiwn remedy for Coughs, Cioup. Whooping ■ mall, and Consumption; and so palatable, ■iv child Is pleased to take it. Ask your drug ■st for It. send two-oent stamp tor Taylor's ■iddle Bonk, which is not only for the amuse of thi? little Ones who will eather around to hear the pnzz ing questions, but B-plni; Information for the health and wel ■ery home. lUKK A. TAYLOR, Atlanta, Ga. —« —«j—t j M*,tThornDurg's is the place to hacks. Ac. 1e22-t.f sales ■wareand Address care— Ha. CARRIER, 70. HHHHHHs^ lslore Hk A. 41* Kows Hd-afsßnt^i MAHUIAGES Livick—Hicks.—ln Staunton, on January Ist, by Rev. Allan Curr, Mr. Peter Livick to Miss Mollie E. Hicks, formerly of Nelson co Bosserman-Hzss—ln thisuity, on the Ist in stant, by Rev. S. A. Repass, D.D., Mr. John H. Bosserman and Miss Mary C. Iless, both from the neighborhood of Mlddlebrook In this comity.. Clarke—Hughes— At the residence of the bride's father, Dec. 18th, 1884, by Rev. J. C. Dice. Mr. Jos. C. Clarke, of Clifton Forge, and Miss Mollie Hughes, daughter of Mr. Henry Hughes, of Staunton. Beard—McCctchen.- Near Mlddlebrook, Dec. 23rd, by rtev. Mr. Had Jen, Mr. Wm. H. Beard, ton of Mr. Jas. E. Beard, and Miss Lavlnia J. McCutcheu, daughter of Mrs. Susan McCutoh en. Houser— Yocnu.—Near Craigsvllle, Dec. 24tb, iiy Rev. Mr. Carson, Mr. J. William Houser, Roctbridge, to Miss Clara Young, of Augusta. Deffenb-.ugh-Shiiili>s.—On the 31st bf Dec. at tbe residence of Mr. Samuel Hunter, by Rev. John H.Taylor, Mr. Henry Defleobauuti and Miss Susan A. Shields, Both of Augusta county. Wat—Stinespbing.—Dec. 2f.h, at the resi dence of the bride's lather, b/ Rev. G. J. Roodahush. Mr. Henry F. Way and Mi.-s L. V. Stlnespring, all of Rockingbom co. Thacker— Walters.—Dec. 25tb. 18*4, at the residence of the bride, by Rev G. J. Rouda busb, Mr. Levi. J. Thacker aud Miss Jennie Walters, all of Rockingham co. Mkssick—Beard.—Near Edom, by Rev. Wm. T. Price, Dec. 25th, Mr. Gessner Messlck and Miss Annie E. Beard, youngest daughter of Qiias Beard. Esq., all of Rocklngbans co. X is lino -Collins —At the residence of Joseph Bowman, near Harrisonburg, by tbe Rev. Josepti Bowman.on Dec. 24, Mr. John Klsling and Miss Mary E. Collins, bath or Rocking ham co Fipkr—Bane—At the residence of the bride's Sirents, in Berllngton, West Virginia, on ecember 22nd, 1881, by Rev. W. C Hammond, Mr, B. Frank Filer, second son of air. Jas. a. Filer, or Mt. Crawford, Rockingham CO., Va. Fisher—Fifeb.—ln Mt. Ciawtord, Dec, 23rd, by Rev. W. L. Lynch, Mr. Geo. D. Fisher and Miss Linnle Flfer, eldest daughter oi Mr. Geo. C. Flfer. Armstrong—Smith— At Maple Manje, Dec. 26th, by Rev. W.T. Price, Mr. Dennis rni strong and Miss Jennie Smith, all of Rock ingham co. Hewks-Gim.espie.-Ou D6C.27th, at Lick-Ron, by Rev. E W. McCorkle, Mr. Addison W. Hewes. of Augusta county, Va. and Miss Estaliue Gillespie, of Botetourt Hawkins—Kincaid— On nee. 31st, in tbe Prc-byterian church, in Covington, by Rev. W. E HIIJ, Mr. J. M. Hawkins, formerly ol Monroe co.. W. Va„ and Miss Sarah C. Kin caid, ofCovington, Va. D*vi3—Connevey.— At the residence of the bride's father, on Timber Ridae. by the Ray. Alfred Jove*. on Dec 251' a, 18S4, Mr. James. W.Davis and Miss Maggie E. Connevey, all of Rockbridge. Lackey—Smith.—December 25th, 1884. by Rev. D. A. Penlck, Mr. Murray M. Lackey and Miss Felicia R Smith, all of Rockbridge co. Worth—Potter.—At tbe Collierstown church, Rockbridge county, Va., December 25th, 1884. by Rev. Colin Stokes, Mr. John H Worth and Miss Annie L. Potter. Nicjly—Clarke -At the residence or tbe bride's father. Rockhridgecounty, Va.. Dec. 18th, 1884 by Rev Colin stokes, Mr. William Nicely and Miss Sarah M. Clarke. OJ'iATHS.. O'.'luarl'f urt otativertis-:ngrce ■ iit'..:.-: .y dettihsiHibi.ahciitjratuitouslii. Sheahan.—At bis residence, near Harrison burg, on Saturday, Deo. 27tb, or consumption, Wm.Sheahan, aged about 50 years. He was buried from >he Catholic churcb on Monday, Dec. 29tb. Toe service were conducted by Father Donahue, of Staunton. lILAXEMoiiK. —At the residence of Dr Clark in Mt. Solon, on the 23rd nit., Elizabeth Blake more, In the 991b year of her age. She had been a consistent member of tbe Methodist Church for 82 years. The messenger foun I her lamp trimmed and brightly burning. * MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. • —♦—« The Northwestern farmers who have keen reerving their wheat Tor better prices, it Is said cannot much longer hold on, as necessity will compel them to yield. This will consid erably increaso the grain movement, but will probably not enlarge the bulk ln our own ports, as all accounts agree that foreign ship m mi» will be more active. These remarks ap ply also to corn. A small advance in wheat ruled in the large exchanges last week. In Fauquier connty, Va., there I" a cunsid. erable trade at certain seasons in cattle. Tbe following statement ot transactions are re ported from Warren ton on the Ist instant. No figures were given: "One hundred and twenty stock cattle were sold here yesterday to a Loudoun farmer. About four hundred remain unsold out of twenty thousaud brought here during the fall ■tsßMsati roc j a tight squeeze, but most of them came out ahead." The latest Philadelphia quotitlou for Vir ginia wool is 22 cents. Staunton. >iai'kot« Speciatok Office, i Staunton, Va.. January 6th, 1885. J Wheat.—Offerings light, with increased quotations. Hay.—City dealers are offering considerable advance for early delivery. See quotations. The Richmond market ranges for best timo thy $14$ 15; second grade, email@example.com; mixed clover and timothy,sl2; clover,sll® 13. Lynch burg quotations are, for timothy, SI8&I5. clover, f 10311. Danvi.lle, $18@26. Bacon.—Old country stock well exhs usted. New coming in in small lots. See quotations. Western hams have declined. Sugar —A small decline in some gr.i Butter.—Prime fresh butter in dooianc. Eggs.— In demand. Dressed bogs, live and dressed poultry, and game meats appear to be abundant. t The quotations are wholesale, not retails Country Produce. "lPplks— gree-i .„.„........._ „_ ./.-,<. Bacon—country cured. Fams,. _„ 10i fee ' Shoulders „ _ „ ...., bides U- Beks Wax * „... Butter .2c ' Buckwheat Flour _ "•,.. Bekf , , ~.'„ Ajl'n Corn—white...;. , "-. Yellow » Corn Meal 'I. ! Eggs J2< Flour—Patent $5.50@e 71 New process . f.% f ] " " extra „__ $17; Country—Family _ $4.00®' 25 ' Extra *!. 0 ' •' Superfine „SS.OO@K 10 Feathers—wanted „_ Ida' Fowls—dressed. Turkeys It Chickens 10c . Fruits—dried apples 2tia i " cherries. sffil'' Lard „ 9®9! Oats—shelled ~„.„....' ~..a ' Potatoes—lrish _ _ 61 Pork—dressed 5S5 1 -' Tallow— ; , ',",'■ Visiegar— pure apple-...- ~ "it; Wheat—Lancaster _... ■vsiss.'i. Fultz „..„ Sr' -X - Wool—unwashed...... jr' .20i' I Washed „ «C.".""""25c Groceries, ete^r Bacon—country, see country AWn&mm Western, canvas hams _|F" ' 13/3140 shoulders.. JMW. 6K®<%.'. Candles— „ lifflli l - Parafnne wax «*Sf.. 'j '~*, ~'- 25c £ HER s= " lO»lSe Coal Oil , i 10ici7c Coffee—Rio 9]4@riy,c Laguayra __ _ 12@15c Java „ _ 20c Mocha. _ _ _ 30c Civtto** yarns—¥ bunch .... 92c . Fish—Herring $firstname.lastname@example.org ~s barrel Mackerel $email@example.com " " FUSE—vt 1,000 feet „ $firstname.lastname@example.org- Molasses—Syrups Vs@3Bc . New Orleans 35«6.1c " Porto Rico _ 3o@4dc West India _ tM Powder—Rifle, F. F. F. g, 25 lb keg. SSOO 'A " .$2.75 U. " *l 58 Ducking, M keg $3.51 Rice _ : _. 6W@7o Salt - .$. 50 Spices—Pepper, graln_ , ...... 17c " ground „ ~„ 200 Allspice, grain _ loc " ground „ 12c Sugar—Cut loaf „„ Bl<c Granulated _ ojiiS6?!c Powdered „ „ 7J40 Standard a -6ji» 6i*c Off a _ _ B'*«!^c Yel low _ sU©s^c Common...„ -. _„ „ 5c Tea- Black ...„.„ 50@75c' Breakfast 75c Japan „ 50c Gunpowder 40@900 Hay, Plaster, Mmc, Ac. Hay-Timothy, « ton $12 00®12.50 Mixed „ $10.01 :@12.00 Clover "SUoi $8 00<»10 00 PLASTEK-Ground, ft ton $7.50 Lime- « bar-el ..;.. .$1 00 Mill Feed-*! ton $20 00022.00 Bran—-J ion _. $17 00®18.00 Canned Fruits. Apples—3 lb cans fldoz - $I.ot ' Gallon cans •' $3 ro PEACHES-316 " " ,_...51.85®1,75 Tomatoks—S ft cans " for best 95@31 00 Cork—2 B> cans '■ _...95c Seeds. C^ ynl :,- $8 50JM.28 E lm „" ,U /„ SIM Orchard Grass $1 75®2.00 Herds Grass „ $1.QQ@1.2» Lumber. Framinb—heart pine, assorted, n—i $18.50, $Is.OO. $17.80 *-inSI2S?K3 •« 51400@1500 r ENei.tG-Conamon .„....tli.0Oi«15.0O Oftp L tn StSoO'tAl-i 00 i, ™=' as to ' e n?tbs an'ssi»esr.!'.'.r.V.'sl4o(Nßie,oy FLOORI-- O _b. ea lr,. $30.00®40 00 LSS»;»T,oM':;i • •': »*?««»•«£,■ 6H1.-G1.B; ; . ■^ismMM Leather—Rough leather 20Hia2Sc City finished harness leather S2@3Sc Country finished harness leather 2Sis3d" Hemlock sole 20ta)27c Tanner's Oil _...52®08c Iron, Steel, Vail*, etc. Iron—rolled, V lb 2*J Hammered 6c Steel—C»st „lsc Nails, v ken „ 13.7-5 MORSE shoes, V kei J4.26 Hakbkii Wire _.7e Grini> Stones. %* lb „ :. _...2c Shot— f, bag of 25 lb 160©1.75 Llqnora, Wines, etc. whisk»y ii.soasoo Bra wdy— a pple „ _J2.00@5 00 Porter and Ale, ft doz .W.'JS Rlohm-ml Grain Market, Jan. S. offerings. Wheat.—Red. 660 bushels. Corn.—WiiHe. 500 t ushels. Oats—SOO bushels. Mill Offal. 15 tons. sal. 7 s reported to secretary. Wheat.—Red, 00 bushels common Short berry-at 75c. flour. Weqnote: Fine, email@example.com; superfine, t226® S3 ; extra, S3 50(3-3100; family, $I@s4 50; patent family, country, 51.50@<5 . Market very dud. [illinium.: Live Stock Market, Jan. S. Prices this week ranged as fallows: Bkef Cattle.—Very best, extra, 6c.; medium to good, 4@4%e ; common to fair, 3® sheep.—3U@4s4c. gross. Hogs —6@«Vc. net.; extra, 6V£c. There were 251 head of beef cattle, 432 bogs, and 232 sheep on the market during tbe week, Baltimore Live Stock Market, Jan. S, Beef Cattle.—The market has been fairly active on the Hill. «nd prices for common stock a small fraction better than week before last. The better grades show little If any change quality considered. Prices ranged at 3@SU, with most, sales at 3.75@55 62% Per 100 tbs. Prices of Beer Cattle ranged as rollows. Best 5 75@56 00; that generally rated first qual- Itv 4 7.5f0i55.75; medium or gond fair quality 4.Cf>@34 5»; ordinaiy thin Steers, Oxen and ows 3 00. Extreme range or prices S 00a S6 00. Most of the sales were at 8.75085 62' 1 I per 100 lbs. Tot.-il receipts for the past week 1229 head against 022 last week, and ail head same time Insiynjr. Of the offerings 807 head were taken by Baltimore butchers, 51 sold to East ern speculators, and 63 to country dealers. Total sales for the week 915 head against 447 last week, and 781 head same time last year. Swink,—The receipts are a few hundred in execs-) of last week, but are generally of a bet ter quality. Prices are lully up to those or last week, more hous selling nt or near the highest rates. We quote at S%f&s% cents per lb net. with extra a small fraction higher. Receipts ibis week 5793 head against 6110 la;t week, and 4156 head sum- time last year. Sheep and Lambs.—Trade was fair for good Sheep and Lambs only. Common was very dull. There was noo.ilslde demand, and the market was fairly active for good stock. The .quality was scarcely of as g-od an average as last week's offerings. We quote Sheep at 2@5 cent , and Lambs cents per lixross. Receipts lal- week 2285* head against 1341 last week, and 2719 Head same time last year. Blew York live Stock Market, Jan, 8. Beeves -Receipts 3 200 head, ot which 2o car loads were for export. Trade was active and the maiaet closed firm at an advanoe of 15 to 20 cts par UK) lbs live weieht Common to prime Steers sold at 5 30,3*6.70 per 100 lbs live weight; fancy do. at 6.75@57 and Cows, Bulls, etc. 3.E0M.85.50. Sheep and Lambs—Receipts 7 700: firmer and more active; sheep sold at 3 £0(5*5.75 per 100 Ib«, and Lambs at 4.75®56 75. Hogs— Receipts 10.200, all for slaughters direct; live Hogs are nominally steady at 4.26(3*4 65 per 100 lbs. Philadelphia Live Stock Market, Jan. 0. Cittle market fair; receipts 42,00; prime at H-/i®l cents, good 5%a6 cents, medium 4'<i(sis , »; cents,and common 3<o>4 cenls per lb. Sheep lair; receipts 8,000; prime GQtoj cents, good Vri@*% cents, mcd ium 3J4IJU cants, common 2(48 cents per lb Lambs at 4@6% cents per lb. Hoga ln fair demand" receipts 4,500; selling at fi®6*, cents per lb. LEGAL NOTICES. ■ -»—i commissioner's Office. Staunton, December 15th, 1884. TO AIX PARTIES SMJ.ltlstF!):- TAKJ NOTICE—That I will pi iced, at my office in Staunton, on Tuesday, the 20th day o/ January, 1885, to take tlie accounts required by decree, entered Nov. 21st, 1864. by the Cir cuit Court of Augusta county, tn tire cause of The Nat. Valley Bank vs. J. B. Heck and als., shnwine the real estate owned by the defend ant. J. 11. Heck,—the lieps binding the same ln the order of their priority, <tc. <*o decl7.4t GEORGE M Hs RRISON, Com'r. Commissioner's Office. Staunton, December 15th. 1881. rp«> At.l. PA It TIEN INTERESTED:— J. TAKE NOTICE—That 1 will proceed, at my office in Staunton, on Tuesday, the 20fft day of Januiry. 1885. to take the accounts required by decree, entered Nov. 21st. 1884, ln tbe case oi .1. M. Lewis aud als, vs. Emily Moyers and ' als, pending in the Circuit Court of Augusta county, showing what estate was left by^a. l "- -v-r-imith dec'd: V>T the'»mc has be i ad ministered, rfiiat debts exist against said es tate, Ac. Ac. GEORGE M. HARRISON, dcc! 7 4t Commissioner. pONSHNsIO*f£R'g NOTICE. W. B. Loyal! 7" ~. T , v f- ~. .. , > Ix Chancery. \\ . D. Loyall's Adm'r.J <-£Si»£s » ne .™ b - v * lvea t» the parties Inter ested, that I will proceed on the 29th day of January, 1880, at the Clerk's office of Bath county, to take the roliowlng Recounts in the above styled cause, to wit: An account or tbe debt or the Plaintiff, and any other unsatisfied debts against the estate of the said W. D Loy »ll deed j al >; an account or the state or the title to the said lot; the cost of building the new house, by whom, and what sum is due on account thereof, and to whom due; and under what circumstances the building was erected and the fee simple and annual value thereof', both before the house was built and after Given under my hand this 22nd day of De cember, 1881 F. A. HYDE, c „ T Com'r in Ch'y for i_lr. Ct. Bath Co. S. H. Letcher, p. q. decSl-41- VIRGINIA-In Vacation.—ln the Clerk's office or the Circuit Court or Highland county, L-iecemberSth, 1884:— Luther E.Campbell, Adm'rorßeDjß.Camp bell, deed Plaintiff, vs. David H. Campbell „ Defendant, In Chancery. rhe object of this suit is to recovor at.ainsl the defendant the sum of $62.25, with interest thereon from the 26th day of December, 1574, till paid, and the costs of this suit, and to ut tach the following tracts of land belonging tn said defendant, l>lng in Back Creek Valley, ln the county of Highland, to wit: 37 A„ 126 A„ known as the Li«hU:er land; 39 A., part of Holcomb land ; luo A., 58 A., aud 155.t.. Rider lanu ; and make tho same subject to f aid debt, Interest, and costs. An.i It appearing from affidavit tiled, that ;aid David H.Campbell is a non-: esldent of ihe Commonwea'th ot Virginia, it »s ordered that he do appear here within one month arter nue publication hereof, and do what is neces sary to protect bis interest. J. fc. MATHENY. Clerk. L. H.Stephenson, p. q. dec!7-4t GONSUMPTIO.N. I b»T» a positive remp.lT for th« »bov# Olmsm ;by IU ' vs» thoasftiniiof canes ot ttie worst kl-»'- »»J of lone itstadliiKhaTeber'ncnrod. 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