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Staunton Spectator.
On last Friday night, the caucus of
the Democratic members of tbe Gen
eral Assembly made nominations for
the Court of Appeals of Virginia,
and on last Saturday the nominees
were elected for a term of twelve
years, beginning January Ist, 1895.
The people felt a deep interest in the
result, for they fully appreciate the
importance to their ights and liberties
of having not only an able, but what is
even more important, an honest and
incorruptible court of last resort, and
the result was gratifying, as such will
be its character. Staunton and Au
gusta county have special reasons for
gratification, as their choice for a mem
ber of that high tribunal, was not only
nominated, but received more votes
than any of his able and distinguished
competitors. This is a very great com
pliment to his ability and character,
and we have no doubt that his services
on the Bench will show that it was
justly bestowed. It is needless for us
to state that the nomination of Geo.
M. Harrison is gratifying to us, for it
will be remembered that he was first
nominated for that honor by an edito
rial in the Spectator, in which his
qualifications of mind and character,
and the claims of this county to the
nomination were set forth at some
length. In the nominations and elec
tions made each of the five grand
divisions of the State is given a repre
sentative on the Court of Appeals as
follows :—
John A. Buchanan, of Washington
R. H. Cardwell, of Hanover.
George M. Harrison, of Augusta.
James Keith, of Fauquier.
John W. Riely, of Halifax.
The Dispatch gives the following
sketches of those who will compose the
court: —
Hon. John A. Buchanan was born in
Smythe county in 1843, and in 1861, at
the age of 16, enlisted in one of the
companies of the Stonewall Brigade.
He was captured at Gettysburg, and
was for some time in prison. After the
war he completed his liberal education
at Emory and Henry College and stud
ied law at the University of Virginia.
Immediately upon leaving the Univer
sity he commenced the practice of law,
and soon made his way to the head of
his profession. He was a member of
the House of Delegates, session of 1885
'6, and a recognized leader in the body.
In 1888 he was elected to Congress from
his district (the Ninthl, redeeming it
from the hands of the Republicans by
a majority of 3,000. He was again
nominated and elected in 1890, and de
clined reuomination in 1892.
Hon. R. H. Cardwell was born in
Madison county, N. C, August 1, 1846.
He enlisted in the Junior Reserves of
North Carolina at the age of 16, but in
1864 was, at his own request, transfer
red to the Army of Northern Virginia.
When hostilities ceased he came to
Virginia and commenced the practice
of law, being successful from the start.
In 1881 he was elected to the House of
Delegates from Hanover, and has been
a member of that body ever since. He
is now serving his fourth term as
Speaker. He was a presidential elec
tor in 1884 and a member of the debt
George M. Harrison was born in Au
gusta county February 14, 1847, and is
a son of Henry Harrison, of the distin
guished James-river family of that
name. He entered the Confederate
army as a member of the Fredericks
burg Battery when a mere boy, and
after two years of faithful service sur
rendered at Appomattox. The war
over, he took the law-course at the
University of Virginia, and for the past
twenty-three years has been engaged
in the active practice of his profession
in Staunton, the bar of which city has
for generations been noted for its dis
tinguished lawyers.
Judge James Keith was born in Sep
tember, 1839. He entered the Confed
erate Army at the beginning of the
war as a member of the celebrated
Black-Horse Cavalry, served gallantly
throughout the struggle, and when the
end came was adjutant of his regb". Jat.
His legal ability had long been recog
nized, and in 1870 he wij° -Aected judge
of the Eleventh Judical Circuit, which
position he r>"w holds, defeating Judge
Henry W. Thomas. His name was
urged upon Mr. Cleveland as Judge
Bond's successor.
John W. Riely was born in Frederick
county about fifty-two years ago. He
entered the Confederate army when
quite young and rose to the rank of
major. The close of the war found
him wrecked in fortune, and he became
a tutor in the family of Judge W. S.
Barton, with whom he studied law.
Subsequently he became the law part
ner of Judge Barton. He moved to
Halifax about twenty years ago, and
for eighteen years has been Common
wealth's Attorney of that county. He
has been one of the most successful
lawyers in this section, and as one of
the revisers of the Code of Virginia dis
played great genius and ability.
Will It be Gen. Kosser?
Last week we stated it was probable
that the Republicans and Populists
would unite on a candidate for Con
gress in the 7th district—Gen. Rosser
or some one else—in the special election
to be held on the 30th inst., to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the election of
Hon. C. T. O'Ferrall as Governor, and
that they might elect him, if there were
a number of Democratic candidates, as
would probably be the case, if no Dem
ocratic nominating convention was
held, and the time seemed too short to
have such a convention. The follow
ing paragraph is from the Bait. Sun of
last Saturday:—
"A convention of the people's party
of the seventh congressional district is
to be held at Luray, January 11, to
nominate a candidate for Congress to
be voted for at the special election
January 30."
Judges and Commonwealth's At
torneys.—On last Friday in the House
of Delegates, Mr. Logan introduced a
bill "To prevent judges and Com
monwealth-attorneys from being asso
ciated as partners with lawyers prac
ticing in the courts of this Common
wealth. Violations shall be deemed a
vacation of the office and shall make
the officer and his partner liable to a
fine not less than five nor more than
twenty dollars for each day of partner
A Big Crop.—The Savannah News
has sufficient data to place the Sea Isl
ands' cotton crop at 52,000 bales against
45,000 bales in 1892. It says this is the
largest yield in the history of cotton
growing on the islands.
Simmons Vtnt Regulator has never been
known to fail to cure all liver diseases.
I Marriage of Senator Faulkner, of W. Va.
In historic St. John's Church, at
Hampton, Virginia, Jan. 3rd, Miss
Virginia Whiting, daughter of Colonel
H. Clay Whiting, of Hampton, was
married at five o'clock to Senator
Charles J. Faulkner, of West Virginia,
by the rector, the Rev. Mr. Bryan. In
the large company present were a
number of distinguished statesmen.
The church was effectively decora
ted. Eight young ladies —the Misses
Katherine Tabb, Susie Jones, Eliza
Tabb, Emily and Addie Moody, Mat
tie Jones, Louise Sinclair and Inna
Yon Schilling, wearing pink chiffon
over satin —issued from tbe vestry
singing the wedding march from
"Lohengrin" to organ and orchestra
accompaniment. They proceeded
down the aisle, and, with the ushers
and bridesmaids, formed a line on
either side of it. Through the passage
thus made the bride passed, with her
father, to the altar, where they were
met by the groom and his best man,
Mr. H. D. Flood, of Appomattox.
The bride wore a high-necked gown
of white moire, trimmed with point
lace flounces, and a veil of real lace,
caught with a diamond brooch con
taining eighty-two diamonds, the gift
of the groom. Her other ornaments
were pearls. The going away gown
worn by Mrs. Faulkner was of two
toned green and black cloth, trimmed
with fur.
Following the ceremony a reception
was held at the home of the bride's
parents. Among the many wedding
gifts was a complete-silver service pre
sented by the United States Senate.
After the reception Senator and Mrs.
Faulkner went by the revenue cutter
Crawford to Norfolk, where they took
a private car, in which they will make
a Southern tour.
Federal Taxation in 1894. j
The Baltimore Sun says the outlook
before the Committee of Ways and
Means, and the American people, on
the first day of the year 1894, is not a
pleasing one If it were not so serious,
it might be regarded as even ludicrous,
when we realize that it is but four
short years since the government was
rolling in wealth, and with a surplus
in the treasury which was being an
nually added to and which was already
so large as to be a constant temptation
to corruption and extravagance in the
use of the people's money. To day the
treasury has the lowest available cash
balance in many years, with all the
heavy payments to meet incident to
the beginning of a new year, to say
nothing of the numerous public im
provements, buildings, &c, on which
work has been stopped for want of
This is the pass to which republican
folly and wickedness have brought tbe
finances of this rich and powerful
nation. The "surplus" has long since
disappeared. Revenues have been ex
hausted and forestalled, by reckless
and continuous appropriations, by a
swollen and bloated pension-list, and
by extravagance and waste in almost
every department of public expendi
ture. There is every reason, moreover,
to suspect method and deep-laid design
in this seeming republican madness. —
The treasury has been looted for the
very purpose of bringing about the
financial condition which stares the
country in the face to-day, and which
is the cause of so much present em
barrassment to the ways and means
The object has been to throw every
conceivable obstacle in the way of
tariff reform, to create such a necessity
for large and increasing revenues as to
make any reduction of duties upon im
ports impracticable, without a corres
ponding increase in internal revenue
taxes. If the democratic party should
be driven to the imposition of an in
come tax in any form, history will
record that the republican party made
it necessary, and should be *>**i 3 re
sponsible for its Unfortu
i-^^.y, iue verdict of history will not
be recorded before the next elections,
or before 1896. Meanwhile, it will be
the democratic party which will have
to bear the odium of having revived
an expensive, unprofitable and always
unpopular tax.
In speaking of the modern growth
and Catholicism of the religious spirit
in the world, the New York Sun well
remarks that it is "an interesting man
ifestation, that Catholics, Protestants,
Jews, and secularists >york together for
charity, and that priests, rabbis, min
isters, and ethical lecturers can unite
peacefully at meetings to help the
needy, whether believers or unbe
lievers. A thing of this kind could
not have occurred a generation ago.—
On the platform of a large hall in
which a charity meeting was lately
held, there was a group of men, few of
whom knew each other. 'Let me in
troduce you to my friend, Ribbi ,'
said an amiable Catholic priest to a
smiling Calvinist clergyman; and
there were greetings all around as an
agnostic joined the party. At the end
of the nineteenth century, there is a
spirit abroad unlike that which was
conspicuous at its beginning
"As it is here, so it is elsewhere. —
Meetings like those which have been
held in New Y T ork are held in hundreds
of other cities throughout the country.
Even Presbyterians can join bands
with Methodists, and Baptists with
Episcopalians, and Lutherans with
Universalists, in works of charity. The
manifestations are novel and re
And such should be the spirit of
Christianity all over the world.
Mrs. Phoebe Johnson, fifty-six years
old, dropped dead Monday night, Jan.
Jst, at the Market street M. E. Church
parsonage, Paterson, N. J., as Rev.
James ri. Robinson was about to per
form the ceremony that would have
made her the wife of John Cleaver,
fifty years old. The bride swooned on
the floor and when a physician, who
was summoned, arrived, life was ex
* . ♦
The wife of Gen. Pitzhugh Lee is in
Richmond under medical treatment for
throa* trouble. The General will be
engaged the balance of the winter at
his home iv Glasgow, Rockoridge
county, finishing up his story of the
life of Gen. Robert E. Lee, which will
be put to press early in the spring.
Mr. George J. (Jould gave his wife a
house on Fifth avenue valaed at $500,-
-000 for a Christmas gift.
On Monday evening at Chicago, the
Manufactures and Liberal Arts Build
ing, and the Peristyle, Casino, and
Music Hall were burned, involving a
loss of ten millions.
Fire started in the Casino, the great
Western building at the water en
trance of the World's Fair grounds, in
Jackson Park, about 6:30 o'clock Mon
day evening. The flames spread rapid
ly and soon had completed the work of
destruction in the Casino building. It
was but a short leap for the flames to
the magnificent Peristyle,, as the row
of lofty columns and statuary forming
the water entrance to the World's Fair
grounds was called. Column after
column, made of "staff" and wood, but
having the appearance of marble, fell
before the devouring element. Each
column destroyed brought flames
nearer Music Hall, which in a short
time became ignited and was destroyed.
It was in this building that the Mary
land and Virginia Days celebrations
were held. »
Flying brands carried the flames to
the great Manufactures and Liberal
Arts Building, the largest on the
grounds, covering over thirty acres of
One-third of the roof of the Manu
facturers' Building fell about 11
o'clock, and the firemen gave up hope
of saving the building from total de
struction. Twenty thousand cases of
exhibits were in the building.
President of the Court of Ap
peals.—The Richmond correspondent
of the Index-Appeal says:—
"It is thought that Keith, in view of
his twenty years on the bench, his
acknowledged ability as a lawyer, and
the fact that hej'is the oldest of the
judges-elect, will be made president of
the court. Mr. Cardwell will probably
be the resident member, which position
pays $4,000 per year. The other judges
receive $3,000, except the president,
whose salary is $3,500."
Hon. W. L. Wilson and the Tar
iff. —The debate on the tariff bill was
begun in the House of Representatives
Monday by Chairman Wilson, of the
ways and means committee, who spoke
for two hours, making a splendid argu
ment in favor of the measure. Demo
cratic members of the House were more
than satisfied with Mr. Wilson's tariff
speech and loudly applauded his re
marks a number of times. Mr. Wilson
being fatigued, suspended his remarks
on the tariff bill until yesterday.
To Tax Dogs.—ln the House of
Delegates on Monday, Mr. Utz, of Madi
son county, offered a bill to tax as per
sonal property the dogs of the com
monwealth of Virginia, for purposes of
schools, protection of sheep, or coun
try roads.
Election of City and Comity Judges.
On Wednesday, January 3rd,the Gen
eral Assembly elected John W. Woods,
Judge of the Hustings Court of Roan
oke City, and W. W. Moffett, Judge of
the County Court of Roanoke.
In the General Assembly on last Fri
day, on the nomination of Mr. With
row of Bath, Mr. C. F. Moore was elect
ed Judge for the counties of Alleghany
and Craig to fill the unexpired term of
Judge Lyman Chalkley resigned.
On Saturday, P. Bouldin, jr., was
elected Judge of the County Court of
Patrick county.
Judge Dundy, of Omaha, Neb.,
sentenced Louis de France to imprison
ment for life for stealing one cent. De
France held up a mail carrier at Gor
don and only secured a penny. The
punishment is fixed by law, and the
court, in pronouncing sentence, said it
was too severe, but he had no recourse.
[From Richmond January 4th.]
This Ksthnable Virginia Lady Passes Away
—Sketch of Her Life.
Mrs. John B. Young, one of Rich
mond's most cultivated ladies, died at
her residence, on south Third street,
about 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
She was the mother of four popular
and esteemed young men here—Messrs.
John 8., Ormond, Churchill, and Au
brey Young. She also leaves two
daughters—Mrs. J. Mason Miller, who
resides in Staunton, and Miss Mary
Tomlin Young, of this city. Mrs.
Young's only brother, Tomlin Braxton,
died within the last year. Her two sis
ters, Mrs. H. Clay Dallam, and Mrs.
Lewis N. Hopkins, reside in Baltimore.
The deceased was one of Virginia's
most charming women. She was cul
tured and entertaining as a conversa
tionalist, and was possessed of a de
lightful voice. She was reared at
Chericoke, the old home of her father,
General Corbin Braxton, in King Wil
liam county. In 1858 she married Col.
John B. Young, of Westbrook, Henrico
county, and there she lived until after
the death of her husband in 1886. Col.
Young was one of the most hospitable
and agreeable of Virginians.
The funeral of Mrs. Young will take
place from the Second Presbyterian
church, which she attended for a num
ber of years, at 11 o'clock to-day. Rev.
Dr. Hoge will officiate. The interment
will be at Hollywood, and the follow
ing gentlemen will be the pall-bearers:
Active —Messrs. Dorsey Cullen, D. J.
Burr, Arthur L. Pleasants, T. M. Mc-
Avoy. Judge H. W. Flournoy, E. D.
Price, T. N. Carter, and Dr. James H.
Honorary—Judge W. \V. Crump.
Judge George L. Christian, Major E.
D. T. Meyers, Thomas G. Payton, John
Howard, E. V. Valentine, Warner
Moore, and F. T. Glascow.
What Tucker Says.
The Washington correspondent of
the Baltimore Sun, under date of Jan.
4th, says: —
"Representative Henry St. George
Tucker, of Virginia, returned to Wash
ington to day. He says the people in
his district would like to see the duty
on iron and coal remain. In all other
respects they are satisfied with the
tariff bill. Mr. Tucker is pleased with
the income tax proposition, and says it
will strengthen the revenue bill im
measurably, both in the House and
with the country."
We presume that Mr. Tucker would
vote in favor of an amendment to put
a reasonable duty on coal and iron, but,
if defeated, would vote for the bill as
reported by the Committee, in prefer
ence to the present tariff, and by so
doing, he would represent the views of
the majority of his constituents, for
whilst there is some division of opinion
in reference to the propriety of a duty
on coal and iron, there is none among
Democrats, as to a preference for the
Wilson bill over'that of the McKinley
Or you are all worn out, really good for noth
ing, It is general debility. Try
It will cure yon,' cleanse your liver, and give
a good appetite,
The election of the new Court of Ap-'
peals of Virginia, meets with general
and hearty approval. We give below
a few of the expressions of the Press as
follows: —
An Admirable Court.
The Democratic caucus which met
yesterday to nominate candidates for
the Court of Appeals did its work well.
The resort to primary in order to set
tle the disputes in the Southwest and
Valley sections was a stroke of genius
and was a perfect solution of the
knotty problem.
The vote for candidates was a free
and honest expression of the members
and there were no unrighteous combi
nations and manipulations, as some
seemed to fear.
As for the personnel of the court
everybody concedes that the gentlemen
selected are all men of ability and in
tegrity and the court will be an honor
to the State, and a sure conservator of
the rights of the people. Well done,
Our only regret is that so aptly nam
ed by the Dispatch—"that there were
not places on the court for all the
worthy men whose names were before
the caucus." — Rich. State.
The New Court of Appeals.
The State may safely be congratulat
ed upon the choice the General Assem
bly has made of Judges of her Supreme
Court of Appeals. Every one of them
is a man of fine ability and of high
character. The most of them are men
of distinguished legal attainments and
those who do not claim this superiority
are well known for their strong com
mon sense and excellent judgment,
with ample knowledge of the law to
serve Virginia well and do full justice
to her citizens. Keith, Buchanan,
Reily, Cardwell and Harrison. There
is a Court of which the most critical
cannot complain with reason. With
these men holding the scales to meas
ure our rights for the next twelve years
after January Ist, 1895, we shall suffer
no intentional wrong, and, it is fair to
assume, no wrong arising from a lack
of accurate legal judgment. We con
gratulate the General Assembly. It
has done more than well. — Norfolk
The Supreme Court.
Had the power of naming the five
judges for the Supreme court bench
rested with us, we would not have
named all of the five geutlemen who
were selected Friday afternoon by the
democratic legislative caucus in Rich
mond, but on the whole we are well
pleased with the court as made by the
caucus. We are safe in saying it will
prove an able bench and one that will
please the people.
We most heartily congratulate the
members of the legislature on the good
work of Friday afternoon. — Danville
An Able Judiciary.
The action of the democratic caucus
of the Virginia Legislature assures an
able bench for the Supreme Court of
Appeals of that State in the place of
the present members, who were chosen
by a Legislature controlled by Gen.
William Mahone. The five gentlemen
nominated by the democratic caucus
last evening are all men of distinguish
ed legal ability and high personal
character. The nominees are Hon.
John A. Buchanan, of Washington
county, who recently declined a re-elec
tion to Congress in order to resume the
practice of his profession; Mr. George
M. Harrison, of Staunton, a leader at
the Augusta bar, which is one of the
strongest in the State; Judge James
Keith, the present able judge of the
Fauq uier circuit, who was prominently
mentioned as Judge Bond's successor
as United States circuit judge: Hon. R
H. Cardwell, present Speaker of the
House of Delegates and a lawyer of
recognized ability, and Major John W.
Kiely, of Halifax, for many years one
of the leading lawyers in Southside
Virginia. The nominations are well
distributed geographically, and while
the friends of the numerous defeated
aspirants will naturally feel chagrined
at the defeat of their favorites, the
general feeling will be one of congrat
ulation that men worthy of the honor
have been cho: en for Virginia's highest
court. — Balto. Sun.
Romantic— <Juite.
Miss Edith Dearie and Mr. Ernest
Thomas, of Free Union, accompanied
by Misses May Martin and Mollie Wat
son, Messrs. Willie Bing and Hubert
Deane, brother of Miss Deane, passed
throuuh here this morning en route to
Washington, where they will be mar
ried to day.
Miss Deane was to have been mar
ried to another party next Thursday;
but her fancy was for another and
more favored suitor; and finding "Bar
kis was willin', " they just hoodwinked
the old folks and suitor No. 1, and fled
to the National Gretna Green. They
were probably well on their way before
information reached the rejected one,
who must be condoled with in his bit
ter disappointment.
An uncle of the favored suitor was
married some six years ago under pre
cisely similar circumstances. So the
young couple did not act without a
precedent.— Charlottesville Progress,
Jan. 3rd.
♦ # *
Appointments by the Governor.
On last Thursday. Gov. O'Ferrall
made the following appointments:—
Adjutant General, Charles J. Ander
Fish Inspectorfor Richmond, R. Mus
coe Glazebrook.
Penitentiary Board, F. T. Glasgow,
W. D. Chesterman and \f. S. Gunn.
Surgeon of the Penitentiary, Dr. Ben
General Anderson will resign the
position of Brigadier General of the
Virginia Infantry, which he has held
for ten years or more.
Dr. Harrison succeeds Dr. Paulus A.
The Wilson Tariff Bill.
Cincinnati Knights of Labor Favor It and
the Income Tax,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. s.—The fol
lowing resolutions were adopted last
night by Clothing Cutters' Association
No. 7954, K. of L.
Whereas the people overwhelmingly
have declared in favor of tariff reform
by electing Grover Cleveland, Presi
dent and Adlai Stevenson Vice-Presi
dent of the United States; and
Whereas we hold that the present
obnoxious tariff laws are in no small
degree responsible for the present de
pression of trades; and
Whereas we believe that a revision
and a reduction of our tariff rates, as
proposed and set forth in the Wilson
bill, would prove beneficial to the wage
earners in particular and stimulate and
revive business generally; Therefore be
"Resolved, That we indorse the said
Wilson bill in its entirely, and earnest
ly pray Cengress for its speedy adop
"Resolved, That we indorse an in
come tax on all incomes exceeding $4,-
-000 as equitable and as a means of re
lieving the non possessing class and
placing the tax on whom it belongs—
the opulent.
"Resolved That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent the chairman of the
ways and means committee of the na
tional House of Representatives and to
our Congressmen and to our Senators
of the State of Ohio."
A Senate sub committee has decided
that the United States government was
responsible for the collapse of the old
Ford's Theatre building, where many
clerks of the record and pension divi
sion of the War Department were kill,
ed, and that recompense should be
made to the heirs of the killed and also
to those who were injured, but sur
vived. !
It Was Dreaded Mora Ban Death.
They Who Crossed It Never Returned to
the Sunlight.
What Connection Has It Willi the Present
The celebrated Bridge of Sighs has
always been looked upon as the acme
of suffering and misery. With what a
feeling of horror we think of the thou
sands of victims who have crossed it
never to return. But there is another
bridge, almost as old as the world itself,
and which is as prolific of suffering to
day as in the early ages. There is a
bridge connecting health and disease
which has caused more sighs in the
history of the world than any structure
built by the hand of man. It is a sub
ject for universal sadness when we
think how many arc daily crossing this
bridge. Can we return, or must we
leave the sunlight of health forever be
hind us? This is indeed a fnarfully im
portant question. Tbisqnery interests
us as it interested a young lady of our
acquaintance named Miss Jessie Me
Vey, who resides in Irvington, Ind.
"I had always been rather robust and
well," she said, "until the last two or
three years, when it so happened that
I overtaxed my strength in trying to
do too much work. I had a spell of
nervous prostration and was so weak
all the time I could scarcely get around.
"I have also been troubled with rheu
matism more or less for a long time,
which grew worse alter my nerves be
came weak. Of a morning I would feel
more tired than when I went to bed,
and on going upstairs 1 would give
clear out by the time I reached the top,
and my heart would flutter and feel as
though it was up in my throat.
"My head also troubled me a great
deal. My face would flush up in a mo
ment and my eyes would burn and hurt
and my head would feel as though it
would burst; at the same time my feet
and hands would be cold. I was also
troubled with catarrh for several years.
"I got medicine from several doctors,
but it seemed as though it helped me
some at the first, but in a little while I
would feel as bad. if not worse than
ever. I began to be discouraged when
I saw an advertisement of how Dr.
Greene's Nervura blood and nerve rem
edy helped others who were worse off
than I was, and I concluded to give it
a trial. Before taking half a bottle I
began to feel better. I did not feel so
tired and nervous. My head felt bet
ter and my appetite improved. I have
taken three bottles and keep on im
proving. I think this wonderful uiedi
cine cannot be praised highly enough,
for it makes the weak strong and the
old feel young again."
Thanks to this remarkable medicine,
they who have strayed from the paths
of health and started to cross that
perilous bridge leading to fatal disease,
may return to the bright sunlight of a
happy life, free from the sighs and sor
rows of suffering.
The world is tilled with sickness and
suffering, with persons who are in need
of just such a valuable medicine as Dr.
Greene's Nervura blood and nerve rem
If you are troubled with nervousness,
headache, palpitation, stomach, liver
or kidney complaints, all of which in
dicate a more or less exhausted condi
tion of the nervous system and disor
dered state of the blood, take this rem
edy which is purely vegetable and
harmless and which has been made fa
mous by so many remarkable cures and
by healing the sick and suffering all
over the land. It has entered thou
sands of homes where the occupants,
stricken with disease, worn out with
care and bowed tlown with sorrow,
hardly know where to turn next for a
helping hand, and it has raised up the
sick, strengthened the weary watcher
and brought happiness to all, and has
indeed transformed the mournful, sor
rowful abode of disease into a happy,
healthy home.
Dr. Greene, the great specialist in
curing all nervous and chronic diseases,
can be consulted at his office, 35 W. 14th
Street, New York, free of charge, per
sonally or by letter.
If Southern men dismiss hands from
their employment on account of their
political opinions, it is bulldozing.
When Northern miil owners dismiss
men from their employment on account
of their votes, as they are openly and
avowedly doing to day, it is legitimate
political warfare. It is only taking
care of their own interest and" exercis
ing their undoubted right to employ
friends rather than enemies. See how
circumstances alter cases. It makes a
wonderful difference whose ox is gored.
— Lynchburg Advance.
Miss Phelps Discovered.
Bloomsburg, Pa., Jan. 2.—lanthe
Phelps, who is t-aid to have eloped
with the Rev. Charles M. Bragg, from
Baltimore, Md., during the latter part
of November, and for whom a liberal
reward was offered, has been hiding at
the house of a farmer named Linde
muth, about eight miles southeast of
here. Miss Phelps is 18 years old, and
was the organist in the Methodist
church of which the Rev. Mr. Bragg
was pastor. The latter deserted a wife
and five children.
Miss Phelps returned to her home
today and there was much rejoicing
among a large circle of friends, with
whom she was a great favorite.
Indignation is being showered upon
the clerical scoundrel for his course.
Bragg's whereabouts are unknown,
but he is supposed to be in the West.
■ • —* »
One alleged objection to an income
tax, urged by the opponents of that
tax in the North, is that, if imposed, it
would be sectional, as nearly all of it
would be collected in the North. As
the North impoverished the South, and
as the necessity for the tax arises from
the immense sum that has to be paid
to the northern soldiers by whom that
impoverishment was produced, surely
the alleged objection referred to can
not be sufficient to effect the vote of
any southern congressman.— Alex. Ga
Better and Better.
"Better than grandeur, better than gold,
Better than rank a thousand fold,
Is a healthy body, a mind at ease,
And simple pleasures that always please."
To get and keep a healthy body, use
Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery,
a remedy designed to not only cure' all
diseas « of the throat, lungs and el.est,
but k.iep the body in a thoroughly
healthy condition. It eradicates all
impuri ies from the blood, and over
comes Indigestion and Dyspepsia.—
Blotc''o<, Pinv.t'os and erupuous dis
appear, undo.-us use, and your mind
can be "at e-ise'' as to your health. '
Fashions in Table Cloths—Elegant Creams
and Candies—China—Glass—Dinner
[By our New York Female Fashion Reporter.)
Chrysanthemum patterns are stylish
in table cloths and in fine white dam
ask, converge from the border in such
a way that the heads form a circle.
Converging poppy heads are however
a more recent introduction and from *a
plain centre circle, the long stems ex
tend to the border, where roots and
leaves at intervals, form heavy designs.
Patterns in wild roses have more in
trinsic beauty and wild flowers and
butterflies may be classed as equally
attractive. Double borders, the inner
one exactly fitting the table and show
ing immediately above the edge, are
still in favor, but cannot of course be
used except on tables for which they
have been expressly provided. Lun
cheon cloths haye hemstitched borders
and within are patterns of large sprays
done in colored silk embroidery about
a plain centre, with lesser sprays to
match, for napkins. Colors are usual
ly very delicate, but to this an excep
tion is made in favor of rich yellow
that, without admixture, imparts a
golden radiance. Centre pieces are
the vantage ground for much that, is
lovely ami ingenious in needle work
and this year, lace is used in finish.
of course must correspond in elegance
and the favorite receptacles for creams
and kindred delicacies, are candies
made into all manner of fancy shapes.
Individual creams sold at 50 cents
apiece are served in cunning little
drums, boxes, slippers, globes, leaves
or any other small object that may
seem tasteful, while larger devices run
in price from $5 to $10 the single one.
For these, fancy baskets are without
end —horns of plenty remain in use
and such intricate designs as a foun
tain surrounded by chickens, a Japa
nese boat filled with children or two
cooing doves, may give an idea of what
varied objects are chosen. Flavored
by Burnett's extracts, these pretty
simulations are guaranteed as harm
less, while by a use of Burnett's Color
Pastes, the hues, no matter how pro
nounced are equally safe. Both took
the lead at the World's Fair, not only
in elegant private entertainments, but
at prominent hotels and restaurants.
the superior beauty of pink, still com
mends itself and causes its frequent
employment both at colored entertain
mants and in the decoration of fin»
ware as well, the consideration of be
coiuingness to the average American
complexion which needs brightening,
being also a factor in a prolonged em
ployment. The possibilities of yellow
that runs the most extended gamut
and usually with such pleasing results,
also causes this color to remain in
vogue, but the fancy of the hour is for
green. Much tuiy be said against it,
especially when casting its peculiar and
sometimes almost spectral light, but
just now, it is the hue of the time, not
only in accessories of the table but in
expensive dinner and tea sets that are
expected to outlast transient whims.
Iv both the latter, combinations of gilt
are seen of course, but a glance shows
the prominence of verdant shades.
is brought out in novel shades of blue,
but they can hardly be classed as sat
isfactory and will not endure. Hand
some combinations of color with gilt
mixtures are after all however the bet
ter selection, because more likely to
remain in style, than what is too indic
ative of a special caprice. A caprice
in color nevertheless, that will tempt
the wealthy who can afford variety, is
that of tea sets in some special color,
with spoons enameled to match. The
effect is very pretty.
remain flat and this with a view to
show off the pretty pitchers that hold
condiments or the tall vases filled with
flowers. At strictly fashionable enter
tainments, of course the dishes as a
rule are banished, but many families
of position still prefer at least some
dishes placed on the table and unless
at a very special occasion, the meal
often shows a mingling of old and new
ideas. Pretty bon-bon dishes in glass
are without limit as to design, but the
majority simulate curled over leaves
which after all is in accordance with
suggestions of nature. Handsome ones
however are square or oval, the sparkle
of cut glass in all, giving an elegant
appearance. In cream dishes are also
flat and almost always in oblong
shapes, though a few are square. For
the tall vases that hold flowers, a finish
of gilt is very fashionable and the same
holds good respecting pitchers and fin
ger bowls.
Satin and moire are chiefly used for
dinner dresses, with a finish of chiffon
or lace, tbe last however being more
appropriate to mature ladies than deb
utantes. At extremely fashionable
entertainments, full evening costumes
are the rule, because generally there
is a dance subsequently or perhaps an
attendance at the opera iv boxes,
where dresses other than those suitable
for balls, would elfcit unfavorable com
ment. This year, white is very much
worn with pink.
Rosalind Mat.
Tucker Made Chairman.
The Washington correspondent of
the Richmond Times says : —
"In the reorganization of the Com
mittee on the Election of President and
Vice-President Congressman Tucker,
of Virginia, was made the chairman.—
He was assigned to the second place on
that committee at the beginning of the
extra session, the chairmanship going
to the State of New York, and it was
while a member of this committee that
he prepared the bill for the repeal of
the Federal election laws, which at
present bears his name, and which was
adopted by the Democratic caucus in
preference to a bill of similar character
introduced by the chairman of the
committee, Mr. Fitch, and which will
also be substituted in the Senate for
the Federal election bill introduced by
Senator Hill, of New York.
Congressman Tucker has appointed
Mr. Herbert J. Taylor, of Staunton, his
former private secretary, to the clerk
ship of his committee."
Flood for Congress.
The Index-Appeal correspondent
learns upon very good authority that
Hon. H. D. Flood, the brilliant young
Senator from the Appomattox district,
will be a candidate this year for the
Democratic nomination for Congress
in the tenth district, now represented
by Mr. Tucker. The incumbent, it is
presumed, will stand for renomination.
It looks as if this contest might be one
of the liveliest in Virginia. The district
extends from the West Virginia line up
in Highland down to and including Ap
pomattox. Mr. Flood expects to get
the delegates from the eastern section
solid. This end of the district has
never had the representative, and its
people seem to be getting a little im
patient. It is the opinion of some per
sons that Botetourt would hold the key
to the situation and might present a
candidate of her own.— Petersburg In
dex Appeal.
How's This!
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props.,
Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
West & Truax,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Wa'.ling, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system.* Price,
75 cents per buttle. Sold by all Drug
gists. Testimonials free.
Killed on the Railroad.
Geo. M. Brown was struck by a train
and instantly killed near Charlottes
ville on Tuesday night of last week,
Jan. 2nd. In meeting the train he
mistook the track on which the train
was running. The Charlottesville Pro
gress of Wednesday says:--
"Mr. George M. Brown was a car
penter who had been for several years
working at the Woolen Mills. Work
became slack there, and he came to
town Tuesday to try to get another
job, and was in the city pretty much
all day. He returned home about 7
o'clock, having been successful, it is
said, in securing a job. After arriving
at home, he toutid that his wife, who
is ail invalid almost in extremis, re
quiring some medicine, and he return
ed to the city to get it. About 9.30 he
went on home down the railroad, and
near the coal-bin he met No. 29, the
accommodation train from Kichmond
which was coming at a rapid rate."
Mr. Browri was regarded as an
honest, straightforward man in his
dealings with his fellow-men. He had
been a Confederate soldier, and bore
the marks of that struggle upon his
person. He was a poor, hard working
man. with a large, dependent family,
(seven children) whose distress by this
accident can scarcely be imagined."
Improved Roads.—New Jersey is
doing something more than talk about
making good roads in that State. It
appears that $75,000 a year are appro
priated under a recent law for the im
provement of roads, and in every
county the road question isbeingagita
ted. The president of the State board
of agriculture says that in the next ten
years New Jersey will have the finest
roads in the United States The result
will be an increase in property values
that will far more than equal the ex
penditure, besides such an improve
ment in the roads as will greatly con
tribute to the comfort of the people.
Why can't the Legislature of Virginia
now in session come down to some
practical work like this, and formulate
some plan for making good roads in
our State. Our revenues can be made
ample for the purpose and tbe people
will be a hundred times compensated
for the outlay whatever it may be. —
Lynchburg News.
I>owell & Bryan vs. L. M. Moore et als.—
Pursuant to decree of the Circuit Court
for Augusta county, entered in this cause, De
cember 8. 18*1, I shall proceed, at mv office, in
Staunton, on
Thursday, February 8, 1804,
Ist, to consider exceptions by the defendants
to Commissioner's report tiled December 8,
1893; 2nd, to ascertain and report whether
the real estate sought to be subjected in this
fflraie is the snil' referred to as the "old
I homestead' in the will of A. M. Moore; 3rd. to
report any other liens binding said real estate:
and 4th, any other matters, BC, sc.
jan 10-lts Commissioner.
Staunton, Va., January oth, 1891.
John Teter's Adm'r.
The Grottoes Company and others.
All persons interested in the above styled
Chancery cause will take notice, that In pur
suance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Au
gusta county, entered in said cause on Nov.
in, MB, I shall, at my office lv Staunton, on
Thursday, tbe Ist day of March, 1894,
proceed to take, state, and settle the follow
ing accounts: —
Ist. The liens on the real estate In the bill
and proceedings mentioned and their priori
'-'nd. What, if any, alienations of said land
have been made by tbe Grottoes Company; the
order of such alienations; the names of the
alienees, and whether they are before the
court in this cause.
3rd. Any other matters deemed pertinent or
required to be stated by any party in interest.
Commissioner in Chano-ry.
Liggett, Strayer \- Keezel, p. q.
Lan 10-lts
This space is
reserved for I.
Summerfield &
Co., the old reli
able Bankrupt
Store, No. 19 S.
Augusta St.

We are no\V
marking down
our prices which
we will advertise
in the next issue
of this paper.
I. Summerfield &
jan 10
bannMM at hozaa, aMMH Or. J, 11. SU&CUIdI tU.', Liiea.TJfc iC
The undersigned have for sale Bard
Plymouth Rock cockerels and single-comb
ltrown Leghorn cockerels and hens at 75 cts
each, and eggs for setting at 75 cts for a set
ting of thirteen.
Leave orders either with John C. Biekle at
Hughes & Bell's Drug store, or with V. M.
Biekle at No. L! W. Frederick street.
janlo:imos 117 N. Market St.
vindtcator copy
J GI'STA:—An estray sow, taken up by W. S.
Wright on his land near Stonewall on Decem
ber Hi, MM, of the following description: Black
with white face, small white spots on should
ers, ring in nose, about two years old. and ap
praised at $ln by S. J. Kedner, .1. C. Croushorn
and George N.Croushorn. freeholders, before
Hendren V. Bell. J. P.
Extract teste,
jan lo:tts*
Hoge& Hutcheson vs. I. H. Young, Sic.
Pursuant to decree of the Circuit Court
for Augusta eountv. entered In this cause. De
cember *, IN, I shall proceed, at my office. In
Staunton, on
Wednesday, February 7, 18U4,
to enquire and report concerning exceptions
by Messrs. P. C. Young and 1. H. Young to
Commissioner's report ttled Octaber 31,189-J.
jan 10-lts Commissioner.
I Staunton. Va., January 3rd, 1891.
William F. Ast.
Staunton Land Co. and others.
\\ parties interested iv the foregoing chan
cery cause wlHtakk notice, that in pursuance
of a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta
county, entered In said cause ou Nov. 18, 1883,
I shall, at my office in Staunton, on
Friday, the 10th day of February, 1804,
proceed to take, state, and settle the following
accounts :—
Ist. The condition of the title to the land in
the bill and proceedings mentioned.
2nd. The amount of unpaid purchase-money
due the complaiuant.
•Ird. The liens binding said property In the
order of their priority.
tth. The alienations or said property or any
parts thereof since the conveyance of the
same to the Staunton Land Co. by the Com
plainant; where and to whom made, and
whether the said alienees are properly before
the court In this cause.
sth. The fee-simple and annual rental value
of said land, and whether the rents and profits
of said land will In Aye years pay the balance
of purchase-money due the complainant.
6th. Any other matters deemed pertinent.
Commissioner in Chancery-
J. 4c J. L. liumgardner, p. q.
Jan 10 Its
Staunton, Va., January 3rd, 1891.
Mary J. Campbell and others,
Nancy Carson's Adm'r and others.
All persons interested in the above styled
cause in chancery will take noticb, that. In
pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of
Augusta county, entered In said cause on Nov.
liith, MS, I shall, at my office lv Staunton, on
Friday, the loth day of February, 1894,
proceed to take, state and settle an acconnt
showing ;—
Ist. The parties entitled to the land in the
bill and proceedings mentioned, their respec
tive Interests therein and whether they are all
properly before the court.
2nd. Whether the land is susceptible of divi
sion In kind, or whether the interests ot those
entitled thereto will be promoted by a sale of
said land and a distribution of the proceeds.
3rd. The personal estate which came into
the hand* of N. ('. Watts. Sheriff, and. as such,
Adm'r of Sallie. Nancy and Mary Carson, all
dec'd, and of his transacticns as sucii adminis
Ith. The fund in the hands of said N.C. Watts,
Administrator, and its proper distribution.
sth. What is a reasonable fee to be paid to
the counsel conducting this cause.
tSth. Any other matters deemed pertinent,
«c. '
Commissioner in Chancery.
Jos. A. Glasgow, p. q.
Jan 10-lts
X\T C. Smith's Adm. vs. Klla V. Smith and
T» . als.—Pursuant to decree of the Circuit
Court for Augusta county, entered in this
cause. May 27,1893, I shall proceed, at my of
fice, in Staunton, on
Wednesday, .January IT, 1804,
to take such evidence as niav be offered in
regard to the claim of Ella V. Smith against
the estate of Wilson Cary Smith, de.'d, and to
report thereon.
dec salts Commissioner.
OWING to busine s engagements at Har
risonburg, we will not be at Staunton,
the whole of the time for the present.
Persons having business with us will leave
it with W. 11. Landes, and we will attend to it
dec 13-tf
TO THE HEIRS o." John Doughertv, whose
names and residences are unknown,
and to the heirs of John Fulton, whose names
and residences are unknown.
Take notii c that in accordance with the
provisions of Section (iVI of the Code of Vir
ginia of 1887. as amended by the Act of the
General Assembly of Virginia, approved Feb
ruary 28th, 1890, (Acts of 1889 '90 page 108), I
shall, on
Saturday, the '47th day of January, 1894,
cause the County Surveyor of the county of
Augusta, to survey that tract of land, situated
on Mary's Creek in Augusta county, contain
ing 4 , X acres, which was purchased by Mary
w , Newton of James N. McFarland, Treasurer
of Augusta county, on the 2Mb day of Decem
ber. Is9l, and was sold on said 28th day of De
cember, 1891. by said Treasurer for non-pay
ment of the taxes due for tbe year 1890
by Counsel.
State of Virginia, Augusta county, to-wit:
„. T, |! S dar James W. Newton, agent of .Mary
"• oewton. personally appeared before me,
W llliam A. Burnett, Clerk of the County Court
of Augusta county, and made oath, that the
Heirs of John Dougherty are unknown, and
that the place of residence of said heirs or
of either of them, are uuknown to the pur
chaser of the tract ot land named above, and
that the hell s of John Fulton are unknown
and the place of residence of said heirs or of
either of them is unknown to the purchaser
of the tract of land above named
Given under my hand this 27th day of De
cember, 1893.
,Lan 3-4ts Notary Public.
call on
They keep a full supply of coal ana wood.
We are selling BEST lump COAL at
$4.25 Spot Cash.
are giivng great bargains In
They have a full line of the very i»t M t - -
In the city.
Men's, Yonths' s Boys' Ciotliißg
of every description.
GIVe t t .!'„ e t "jH a tria ' a "'l >ou win be convinced
that they will give you bargains'
17 S. Angnsta St.
nov tt tr
I'se Parker's Gineer Toni2 li im^T^T^T^?
u ?ilj" ! '' M "" ! '' '"'W*™. f«i»,T.l( ii,!:u,,..]g
HINDERCORNS. The only sure curp lor Coma.
Stop, ill pain, lie at Dmgguta, or UI'SCOX i! CO., N? y!"
I lan lv Its

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