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f tamtton Spectator,
Charged with Highway Robber).
Two colored men of Charlottesville—Tom
and Mannie Howard—who are charged with
committing highway robbery last December,
were arrested in Charlottesville on Thursday
night and were sent to Alleghany county on
last Saturday for trial.
Found Dead in a Field.
Mr. Tray Watkin3, aged 57 years, former
ly of Alderson, W. Va., who had been employ
e 1 for the past year to work on the farm of Mr.
S. W. Warwick four miles from this city, was
found dead in the field in which he was plow
ing on last Friday. It is supposed that his
death was caused by heart disease.
The McCahey Engine.
About a year ago, we made a notice of the
valuable invention of C. R. McGahey, of Elk
ton, Va., by which fuel was saved and power
gained in the work of engines. These engines
are manufactured at Elkton by McGahey
Bros., who are now making a 50-horse-power
engine at their works under the patent of Cal
vert R. McGahey for Luray Mills, aud have
orders for several more large ones. They
make a specialty of engines for mills and
electric-light, plants and their engines have no
rival when economy iv fuel is considered.
Their works are running day and night—
lighted at night by the Virginia Dynamo made
by themselves at their works at Elkton.
Barned Burned.
The Charlottesville Chronicle says that when
Mr. Marsh Walker returned to his residence
ne ir Charlottesville last Friday night about
twelve o'clock, he found his barn in flames.
Ttie tire had made such headway that it was
impossible to interrupt its progress. The barn,
containing a large amount of hay, grain, etc.,
was totally destroyed, together with five fine
horses which were stabled in the building-
There was $800 insurance on this barn which
will scarcely cover half the loss.
Cisco, Texas, March 6th, 1895.
Mr. Richard Mauzy.
Editor Staunton Spectator,
Very dear sir:—We have carefully read the
"Spectator" for several years, and with great
pleasure. We regret to think of even a possi
ble sale of your Journal aDd office. Why nut
employ suitable assistants, and continue the
congenial work in whicli you have succeeded
so admirably ? Such a course would delight
your friends both far and near. '
A few weeks ago, one of our Religious pa- :
pers in a query asked for the author of the ,
line: "The couscious water saw its God, and I
A trio of answers has been returned. Some
accredit the authorship to Milton—some to i
Dryden—and some to Crashaw.
Please to give the correct answer through
your paper.
The Lord direct and assist you in "every i
word and work" of your life "until the time
of the end."
Very truly yours,
In compliance with the request of our cleri
cal friend, who is a man of literary culture '
and poetic laste, we would say that the author
ot the beautiful aud poetic expression—"The
conscious water saw its Ood and bluohed"—
referring to the miracle of Christ's converting
the water into wine—is Richard Crashaw, who
ived from 1610 to 1650, who, we suppose, in
composing it, adapted the Latin line—
"Xyinpha piidico deuin vidit et crubuit,'' —the
modest nymph saw the god and blushed.
Tucker Cains in Bath.
On the re-count of the votes in Bath county,
Tucker gains 1!) votes. The bath Sian of the
7th says:—
"The count made on last week gives Tucker
360 and Yost 209, a majority of 61 for the for.
mer and a net gain for him of nineteen votes.''
Tucker also gained on the recount in Rock
bridge, Highland, and, we believe, one or
more other counties. The recount does not
show the results which Yost claimed they
would, and they show very conclusively tbat
the election was fairly conducted, and that
those who lost their votes were themselves to
blame and not the officers of the election.
, Tbat Tucker was duly and legally elected
sseius clear, but whether he will be allowed to
take his seat depends on the action of a Re
publican House of Representatives who would
like for Yost to get it.
Prayer-meeting Every Day.
Rev. J. T. James published in the Daily
Nemot Friday a communication in which he
suggested and advocated the propriety of hold
ing a prayer meeting every day in the Y. M.
C. A building from 11 to 12 or from 12 to 1
o'clock as may be deemed preferable—"the
lerders to be the pastors of the city churches,
such as will take one certain day every week,
aud in no case to be absent except under very
pressing circumstances, and then to secure ex
ihattge with another leader for that occasion."
Officers of the Ladles' Auxiliary.
The following have been elecred the officers
of tbe Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A.
for the ensuing year :—
President —Mrs. < 'harles Curry.
Vice-Presidents —One from each Protestant
church—Mrs. It. M. Guy, Emmanuel Epis
copal; Mrs. G. B. Gooch First Presbyterian;
Mrs. M. E. Cootes, Methodist; Mrs. T. C. Mor
ton, Second Presbyterian; Mrs. C. T. Ham
mond, Christ Lutheran; Mrs. W. J. E. Cox,
Secretary.— Mrs. H. W. Henry.
Treasure". —Mrs. R. A. Palmer.
Hicks's Predictions.
Did you observe the fine weather that pre
vailed here from the sth to the Bth, and did
you see what the prediction of Hicks for that
period was? In his forecast for March, lie
"From sth to Bth is a storm period thai will
bring get eral storms of rain, sleet and suo» .
In the Southern States violent storms are prob
His prediction of cold weathe on the 11th
and 12th also failed. As a false piophet, he is
a success.
The Hebrew Feast of Purim.
The Hebrew Feast of Purim occurred last
Sunday. It is based on the Book of Esther,
and commemorates the escape of the Jews
from the machinations of Hainan, who had
planned the destruction of all Jews within
the domains of King Ahasuerus. Esther,
who had become the wife of the king, won
him over in favor of her people, and Haman
and his sons were hanged on the gallows he
had prepared for Mordecai, who had rcfusea
to do him reverence when he was the king's
prime minister. Upon the death of Haman,
Mordecai was honored by the king. As the
Jews had vanquished their enemies, aud as
the day decreed for their execution, instead
of one of sorrow, was turned to joy, it was
ordered that they should observe the four
teenth and fifteenth days of Adar as the days
wherein the Jews rested from their enemies,
and the month which was turned unto them
from sorrow to joy, and from mourning inti
a good day; tbat they should make them day
of feasting and joy, and of sending portion
one to another, and gifts to tlie poor. Thi
feast is oue of rejoicing, and it i? an occasiot
for masquerade parlies among the young and
other forms of amusement and entertain
men t.
Commends itself to tl.e well-informed, to • o
pleasantly and effectually what was fonnerh
done in tl c crudest manner and disagreeabh
as well. To cleanse the system and break ii|
cold. 1 -, headaches and fevers without onpletts
ant after effects, use the delightful liquid
laxative remedy. Svrnn o f l"i •».
M di i«; tso.iK.
A revised and enlarged edition of Tr
H.m iliwys' Specific Mantnl will be -co
free to any address Humphreys' Ved'cine
•Company, William and John Sts., New Y0r.,..
For the Spectator.
Amend the Constitution.
".4 ffis.nn limn f hy tin People."— Will they
please take up the Constitution of the State
and examine for themselves; study tbe di
vision of powers, mark well the duties of each
division and discover where the abuses come
in of which complaint is made, and decide
what the proper remedies are, and how they
should be .implied. The Constitution presents
the general principles which shall govern, and
defines the limitations of the system—the
frame work of the structure, the divisions of
power into branches indicating the chief of
Octal heads of each of the several branches.—
The legislative branch is charged with filling
out and completing the details and keeping
the machinery in operation, suiting it to the
changing environments and the friction of
The Governor, directly and indirectly, exer
cises considerable influence on the expenses of
the government by his recommendations in
his messages, the call of extra sessions of the
Legislature, the enforcement of the laws, the
remitting of fines, as the head of various
boards, the enforcement of special acts, Ac-
He is made independent of any encroach
ments and a servile submission and depend
ence on the legislative branch by fixing his
salary in the Constitution at *5.000 per annum.
The Judiciary — The Court of Appeals, Circuit
Courts, and County Courts. —Their jurisdiction
and powers, except so far as the same is con
ferred by the Constitution are regulated by
law. Their salaries and compensation are de
termined by law, which shall not be dimin
ished during their term of office The Court
of Appeals consists of five judges. Can you
do with less? The number of Circuit Courts
designated is 16; but the General Assembly
may increase or diminish the number, when
the public interests shall require it.
The County Courts. —By reason of the race
populations in some of the counties of the
State, it has been difficult to prescribe uniform
regulations by law for the whole State whicli
will not be objected to by some; but we are
now considering the subject in the interest of
economy. The Constitution does not prohibit
the Legislature from combining the counties
into districts, provided monthly courts are ;
secured to each county, but. it is mandatory la
requiring that counties containing less than
8,000 inhabitants shall be attached to adjoin
ing counties for the formation of districts for
county judges. Such districting would reduce ,
the number of judges give them constant (
official employment, for which additional pay
would be demanded. All this, however, is
within the jurisdiction of the Legislature, and .
needs no convention to change it. .
County Organization. —The constitutional
officers of which are 1 Sheriff, 1 Cierk (except ,
iv counties of 15,000 inhabitants there may he j
a separate Clerk for the Circuit Court) 1 ( ounty
Treasurer, and so many Commissioners of the
Revenue as may be provided by law ;so with £
a Superintendent of the Poor, County Sur- (
veyor, and Superintendent of Schools by
Board of Education. All additions to these )
are made by law, and are in the power of the j
Legi.- lature. Xo convention is necessary. ,
District Organization. —Complaint is urged £
against the number of officials. If it is desired
to reduce to the minimum the districts of the {
county, reconstruct them into 3; then you t
will have 3 Supervisors, 9 Justices. 3 Con |
stables, 3 Overseers of the Poor, and 3 Com- i
missioners of the Revenue. The excess above |
these are the creatures of the law. No con- I
vention is necessary. t
Query —Can the reduced number of officials
do all the work of their offices? Are the peo
ple of Augusta county, in the interest of
economy, willing to unite the six districts into
three? But the question to be determined is
whether the necessary retrenchment of ex
pellees can be effected by existing laws and
the Legislature, or a resort must be had to a
convention. Art. X. Sec. 20. "Xo other or j
greater amount of tax or revenue shall at any ,
time be levied than may be required for the j
necessary expenses of the government, or to
pay the existing indebtedness of the State."— (
If the Legislature could be held to the true ,
meaning and intent of this provision of the t
Constitution, and refuse the importunities for ,
special favors and donations which worry aud -
perplex the members, there would be a saving ,
to the treasury. ,
Moderate. i
Tannehlll as a Joker.
At the meeting of the City Council last week,
our friend, Councilman J. F. Tannehill, to c
use a Hibernicism, when he "opened his
mouth, he put his foot in it." In a moment
of thoughtlessness, in his desire for retrench
ment of expenses, he suggested that the eook
ng department of the City Public Schools
should be abolished, and the stlary of the '
accomplished Superintendent of the Public
Schools should lie reduced. Two more unwise
suggestions, if seriously made, could scarcely
be conceived We suspect, however that he
was merely perpetrating a joke, and laughed
in his sleeve when he saw that others thought
he was really in earnest. At the next meet
ing. he will prohauly let his lellow council
men and the public know that he was merely
joking, and that he was greatly amused that
others were so obtuse as not to perceive it.
A Married Man ildcipes With a Young Girl <
Henry F. Armentrout, of Port Ropiblic, I
who has a wife, (a daughter of A. F. Collier; t
and two children, and who has for the pas' I
six months been working on the farm of Dr. t
Painter, of Mt. Crawford, e'oped a few days |
ago with a young daughter of his employer.— t
It seems that they took the train at Pleasant t
Valley, and came on to this city, to which i
place they were traced by the father of the I
deserted wife. Here tlie trace was lost, and it I
is supposed that they took the C. it O. train |
for the West. The absconding husband and t
parent seemed to have an affection for his
wife and children and was in the habit of -
visiting them every Sunday.
Officers of the Fair Associations.
At a meeting Monday of the Executive Com
mittees of tlie .Baldwin District Fair Associa
tion and the Virginia Live-Stock Fair Asso
ciation, they jointly elected the following offi
cers :—
President— Capt. C. B. Coiner.
Secretary—John W. Todd.
Assistant Secretary—John M. Carrol!.
Treasurer— Capt. James X. McFarland.
Executive Committee—Howard Wilson,
Samuel Donald, J. W. Churchman, Capt. C.
li. Coiner, and Thomas Hogshead.
Brought to the Hosplta,.
A despatch from Lynchburg says that a
young man named Rice, who for some time
pa-it has been confined in the Campbell coun
ty jail, at Hosting, was Saturday morning
caken to the Western Hospital for the Insane,
at Staunton. Although in the prime of life
he is so completely in the power of the mor
phine habit that he had to be imprisoned. He
was accustomed to take as many as two hun
dred grains of morphine and forty grains ol
cocaine in a single day.
Trial of Capt. John A. Goodman.
The second trial of Capt. John A. Goodman.
a Conductor on the ('lies, and Ohio Ry., for
the shooting and killing of Col. H. C. Parsons
of the Natural Bridge, Rockbridge county, in
June last in the Gladys Inn at Clifton Eorge.
Alleghany county, has been goingon at Char
lottesville since Tuesday of last week. At his
rirst trial in the County court of Alleghany he
w..» louud guilty of murder in the second de
gree and Ihe penalty fixed by ihe jury at J.K
years' confinement in the penitentiary.
The evidence in the trial now in progress
' eems more favorable to the accused, and the
general impression is that, if found guilty, the
punistitueiit will not be so great, and there are
some who even think that he will be acquit
■ here were a great many witnesses on both
sides, and tlie examination of them wa3 not
concluded till Monday evening.
On Saturday, the Mayor of liasic City com
it ed Ai.dtew Stephens and Georgiauna
p Rhodes to jail on the chage of illicit cohahit
- atiou.
I !
Mr. and Mrs. Drummond, who have been :
sorely afflicted with rheumatism for many
months, show no sigu of recovery. Their con- ,
dition excites genera] sympathy.
Master Guy, a sprightly boy and only child j
of Bert Stoutamyer, is slowly recovering from
l severe and prolonged illness. Drs. Keezel
and Jones have employed their best skill in
his behalf.
Mr. Hatch Clark, who went last December j !
to visit his Drother. Dr. Charles Clark, and his :
uncle, Mayor Geo. W. Clark, of Jamestown, j
Ohio, and his aunt, Mrs. Mary A. Stuart, of
Welt Union, West Va , widow of the lament ; 1
ed Judge Chapman Stuart, has returned.
Dr. Switzer, of Spring Creek, who located
here several years ago in the Dental line,
gave this place a short call Thursday.
Mr. John Whitmore. Jr., a student at the -
Staunton Business College, attended services ~
at the Parnassus M. E. Church Sunday a. m.
There was a sale of personal properly on ]
the premises of the late Brainard Michael last
Friday; and many candidates mingled in the (
large crowd, enquiring after the health of the
people. Selah 1 j
Mr. J K. Wilson, son of Mr. Isaac Wilson,
formerly of this place, is visiting relatives near (
here, and will return to his home in Texas,
the Ist prox. accompanied by his bride. ,
Mr. John Kairburu has decided to remain
at Front Koyal Academy till the expiration of )
the term in June.
Mr. Sam Burton was at home Sunday. He s
is teaching above Staunton, aud comes as Of
ten as possible to see his parents (!j (
Professor 0. L. L. Stulting. at the solicita
tion of the patrons will continue his school' (
till the last of May. Miss Wilson, also will
teach a private school of two months.
Mr. G. C. Sheets has partially recovered
from his illness, aud occupied, his place at *
worship Sunday. :i
Mrs. D. Al. Keller and her bright little son,
Ban, are convaleseiit. '
Mrs. Sallie Bryan bas returned.
Mr. K. W. Silling, of near Staunton, was the
guest of Mr. J. H. Silling Friday and Saturday, j
Mr. James Floyd, the village blacksmith, c
has a bright prospect in his line, for the spring ,
and summer.
Tlie members of the M. E. Church are pre. T
paring for an Easter service. They aiso have a
fair in contemplation.
Mr. Geo. Wslson will close his school at
Centreville this week, and go to seek his for
tune in Illinois, accompanied by Mr. Will -
Miller of Stribling Springs.
Mr. John L. Beard, father of the late Joseph
Shields Beard, has been extremely ill for the
past week. He is an octogenarian.
Sammie, oldest son of Mr. Addison Whit
more, an intelligent and business lad, is in
Eastern Va., figuring in the cattle market. -
Dr. Kinney is still absent.
Mrs. A. Deflenbaugh, of Spring Hill,was the
guest of her father, Mr. A. J. F'airburn, Sat
urday and Sunday. c{
The Rev. Mr. Glasgow, former pastor of j.
Union Presbyterian church, still occupies the
pastorium, but all things are ready for an im q
mediate removal to Texas, where his three m
sons have provided a home for him.
Like the other Itinerants (!) he has discover 0 j
ed that only tiro Blocks of Divinity have ever iat
been fitted into the pastoral apertures of jjj
Union walls like symmetrical figures. The
late Rev. Dr. John Hendren was the first |(j
pastor, and his son in-law, the late llev. R. C. ' sc
Walker was his successor; they both occupied al
the pulpit for many, many years. ]3
And tuese holy men are sleeping S-;
In the old graveyard near by, sl
While their grand immortal spirits
Watch this people from on nigh,
They would bind in closer union qi
All the hearts which worship there a ;
And a spotless, suowy vesture „
They would iiave these Caristians wear.
c observed the great phenomenon within- T
terestaud astonish ment, and clearly understood 0
(')how the full moon was deprived of taesun's
Pgnt, and how we were left in total darkness, tt
The public sale of the personal property of a
tie late John Stoner ou the 11th instant, was tl
Under the supervision of the popular candi- tt
date, Sheriff X. C. Watts, who was only one w
of the many caudidates upon the ground. \ci
There are many good moral Christian gentle- \ h
men in the line of candidates, and the >oters o
would gladly aid them kit Mr J. Newtju j
Wilson of Church ville has many warm friends
.n Parnassus aud the surrounding communi- a>
l y, who would like to see him elected to the S
office he seeks. Broken Wing.
March 12. ,
Total Eclipse of the Moon.
The total eclipse of the moon occurred on
time last Sunday night, March 10th. For a
pc: tion of the time of the eclipse, the moon *-
was obscured by clouds About 10 o'clock it t
was totally hidden by clouds, but at 11 o'clock, v
the sky was clear, and the moon presented a ,
copper red appearance, as explained last week. I
Chough there has not been a total eclipse of
the moon visible here since Nov lOili, 1891, '
there will be two this year—the next one will s
ociurr on the 3rd of September. C
An eclipse of the moon is caused by the f.
earth getting in betwi en the moon and the sun f
iv the circuit which the first two bodies are t]
making in space. The earth, like every other i
opaque body illumiiia".eij by the sun, casts a
shadow. Since the sun is a much larger body I "
loan tiieeanu, surpassing it in diameter more I "
than one hundred times, it shines partly i
around the earth, and the shadow conies to a t
point at a distance from the earth about three i
and a half times that of the moon. At the j
distance of the moon the shadow, which is an
enormous cone in shape, has a diameter of
G.OOO miles, or about two and two-thirds times
that of the moon. Sometimes the moon in its 8
pathway around the earth only comes into a 8
corner of this vast shadow. Then there is a t
partial eclipse. But when it passes entirely g
across the shadow, as it did Sunday night, it is ,
called a total eclipse.
A good way to form a clear idea of this is
for a person to imagine himself upon the
moon during the eclipse and to pass with it J
through the earth's shadow. So long as he is t
within the limits of the shadow the sun is to
him wholly invisible. It is behind tlie earth, j
He is, in fact, witnessing a total eclipse of the ,
sun by the earth. The moon, pursuing her r
course in her orbit round the earth, presently
reaches the edge of the shadow. Then the
observer upon it catches a glimpse of the sun's
disc—just the edge peeping from behind the j
carth —and as the moon continues on her ]
course, carrying the observer further and fur- £
ther from the shadow, a larger am! larger por- „
tion of the sun's disc is seen, until finally the
whole disc becomes visible.
Death of Rev. Silas R. Snapp. 1
Rev. Silas B. Snapp. of the Baltimore Con- !
ference M. E. Church South, aged 60 years,
died at his home on the White Post Circuit in i
Clarke county, on last Sunday morning, March ,
10th, at. 0:40 o'clock, leaving a widow and a
large family of children. The burial was at
Port Republic, Rockingham county, at 1 '
o'clock P. M., yesterday. '
Death of Mrs. John Peer.
Mrs. Jane Peer, wife of Mr. John Peer, died
of consumption, at her home at Jenning's
Gap Sunday morning, March 10th, aged about '
(12 years. Her husband and oue daughter—
Miss Delia—survive her.
The funeral services took place from the
late rtsidence Monday morning. The re
.iiuins were brought to this city and were in.
terreJ in Thornrose Cemetery about 1 P. M.
The pall-bearers were : William Burnett,
E. M. Cushing, John 11. Kinney, Edward
Hall. Edward D. Bell and William Byers.
By action of the City Council the name of
Water street has been changed to that of
'Central Avenue," a more suphonius appella
The constant drop of water
Wears n way the hardest stone;
Tne constant, gnaw of I'owser
Hastioates the toughest bone.
The cinistai.r cooing lover
iJarries o:f the hlusuing maid ;
A'ld the constant advertiser
Is the one who gets the trade.
—Wahoo Wasp.
Hustings Court.
The March term of the Hustings Court com
menced last Thursday, Judge Chas. Grattan
presiding. The following is a summary ol
the proceedings the first day :—
John E. Scott renewed his bond as notary
The grand jury reported true bills of indict
ment in the following cases:
Commonwealth vs. Joshua Stover, felony
third offence of petit larceny.
Commonwealth vs. Harry Brown, misde
Commonwealth vs. John Watson, colored,
petit larceny.
Commonwealth vs. Raymond Harris, petit
In the case of the Wilbur Seed Company vs.
W. Connell, judgment was awarded the plain
The grand jury reported the following true
Commonwealth vs. Raymond Harris, col
ored, petit larceny.
Commonwealth vs. Cup Bowler, colored,
petit larceny.
Commonwealth vs. Amanda Emmons, col
ored, keeping a house of ill fame.
Commonwealth vs. Amanda Emmons, col
ored, petit larceny.
Commonwealth vs. Susie Jones, colored,
Commonwealth vs. Wince Smith, colored,
assault with intent to kill.
The petit jurors were dismissed until Mon
The grand jury has been dismissed for the
On Saturday a certificate was granted J.
Martin Perry to enable him to get license as
an attorney-at-law.
There was nothing else done of public
In the Hustings Court Monday, the case of
J. E. Booker vs. the city of Staunton was
called, and, owing to the sickness of a witness,
was continued.
A number of judgments in small civil cases
were entered.
The case of J. A. Fauver *Co., against the
city of Staunton was called yesterday, and
after argument the court dismissed the same
for want of jurisdiction. This is the case in
which J. A. Fauver & Co., were lined for an
alleged violation of the market ordinance by
selling fresh meat within the city not at the
market house.
The court adjourned till this, Wednesday,
morning, when Joshua Stover will be tried
for petit larceny.
County Court.
The following is a summary of the pro
leedings of the County Court on last Satur
iay :—
The estates of Drucilla Kelso and Robert
jiamble were committed to the sheriff for ad
A rule was awaroed against Harman Hiner,
if Highland county, for his failure to appear
it this term as a witness to the will of Mrs,
llary E. Kiracofe, deceased.
A. J. Taylor was appointed committee of
he estate of Cyrus Hunter, a person of nn
tound mind; but before said committee is t
uithorized to perform or do any act as such he
s required to execute bond in the penalty of
•4,500, with one or more good and sufficient ;
tureties. (
The petition of one hundred and sixty-three >
nullified voters of Basic City was presented I
iskingthe court for a special election to be *
tield in Basic City upon the question of grant
ng or not granting liquor license therein. —
rhe petition was granted and an election ,
ordered to be held on Monday, April 15. 1895.
Jesse A. Walker was .sentenced by the court s
to the penitentiary for the term of five years 1
as ascertained hy the verdict of the jury at I
the present term. Counsel for the prisoner '
then moved the court to allow him time in '
which to have made off the record in the
ease, together with the petition to the appel- (
late court; and for that purpose a suspension i
Df judgment for fifteen days was given.
On Sunday night of last week there were 32 '
accessions to the Methodist Episcopal Church I
South at Mt. Crawford, Rockingham county. '
We are indebted to Senator Eppa Hunton (
for a copy of Abstract of the eleventh census
—1890. (
—? !
There was heavy fighting at New
Chang before the Japanese captured ;
the place and nearly 2,000 Chinese i
wpre killed.

Mr. George Gould says that the mar- t
riatre of his sister Anna to Count, de '
Cast.ellane was a love match on both
Bides and that there was no money
consideration whatever — that the
Count has plenty in his own right.
He is indignant at the report that two
million dollars was the consideration.
In an interview ex Senator Walsh, of
(Georgia, says that the South has no
fears of tbe new bimetallic party, that
it will remain democratic and that to
the democratic party it will entrust
the solution of the bimetallism prob
lem. Other representative Southern
men express similar views.
It is pointed out that there is a pos
sibility of a combination ot democrats
and republicans in the organization of
the Senate of the Fifty fourth Con
g-ess by which the populist members
would not hold the balance of power.
A colony of 700 negroes has just been
located in the State of Durango,
Mexico, and is the first emigration of
the African race to enter that republic
Over three hundred colored people
from Northern Mississippi and Easterr
Arkansas passed through Memphis
Thursday on their way to Savannah,
whence they will sail for Liberia.
Two strangers drove into the town of
Adel. lowa, about twenty miles from
Dcs Moines, last Wednesday morning
and attempted to rob the bank. They
shot the cashier and several citizens
and escaped, but were overtaken. The
leader refused to surrender and was
killed. The other was c ptured, with
all the booty.
The Rev. Thomas Dixion, Jr., will
hand in his resignation as pastor ot the
Twenty-third Street Baptist Church of
New York city. The conservative
members of the church have objected
to the minister's sensationalism, and
he has decided to get out. He will
form a new church of his own.
Terms of peace between China and
Japan have been agreed upon in gen
eral terms, it is reported from Pekin
through the intercession of the Atuer
ican ministers. The independence ol
Corea will be recognized, territory will
be ceded to Japan aud a money indem
nity paid.
The Argentine Republic has accept.
Ed the decision of President Cleveland
in the boundary arbitration with
Brazil, and congratulated fhe latter
country that a longstanding dispute
has been peacefully settled.
The Norfolk Landmark says :
"Not having Congress to abuse and
quarrel with, onraverage editor will be
put to his trumps for suace matter. He
wili have to run a little discursive sl.to
stuff iv to fill up."
At Cisco. Texas, within a space of three (3t
weeks, beginning January, the 27th, 1895. there
was a snow fall of some thirty <M> inches.
Two of the snows measured each twelve (12)
inches, or more. Such a thing is unprecedent
ed here within the memory of the present
generation. The following lines are fact in
the dress of fiction.
Winter rages now in Texas,
Having Journeyed down from Maine,
And appalling!
Snow Is falling
O'er the wile extended plain.
Down it conies as in the "Smokies,"
Down thellghf-winged.wreathing-snow.
Curving, curling.
Wheeling, whirling
To the passive enrlh below.
Just as in the white-capped "Kockies,"
UV rvii'jng the ice-tuniud lAkes,
Light as feather.
. j ward driftthe downy flakes.
Like the phantoms of the Fancy,
In its tlittings to and fro,—
In its hurry.
And its skurry.
Is the alrv, bobbing snow.
Cloud born are the glossy crystals.
And in purity are sent.
Like evangels.
Or the angels,
With a merciful intent.
Gray the atmosphere, aud dreamy;
Low the clouds lia»g earth to greet.
And for hours
Flaky showers
Dance adown with muffled feet.
Still the falling snow veil thickens.
Dimming objects all around.
And behold It:
Fold on fold It
Deepens on the frozen ground.
Aye, the storm king brings commotion
Where he stretches out his wand.
For as ocean
In wild motion
Is this now snow-covered land.
Countless cattle are stampeding
In a taulc stricken way.
Loudly lowing.
Blindly going
In the wildest ot dismay.
Herds of half-wild little broncos
Scamper off on fi\ ing feet
To the cantous,
Live oak liattwiiis.
Anywhere ! or shelter meet.
Flocks of timid sheep are maddened.
And 'tia pitiful to see
Their confusion.
And delusion,
Drifting as a hulk at sea.
Birds of every wing in terror
Beat the opinions, utter screams,
And wii„ii twitt'ring,
Or in flitting.
Are bewildered as it seems.
Children everywhere are frantic,
As the white storm hurries on.
And are in it
F.very minute.
Fearing it will soon be gone.
Old men, too. are lost In wonder,
For they sit and mutely muse.
Saying ever,
"Nature never
"In the South played such a ruse."
Texaus now wish suns of splendor
To remove the winter's fleece,
And with shiver
Pray the Giver
To send man and beast release.
Storms, like thi3, come seldom ever
To this semi-tropic zone,
Hence the panic.
Wild Texanic.
Into which we have been thrown.
Soon, however, bloom and verdure
Will the prairies robe again,
But these mugic
Scenes, so tragic,
Will In meiuorv remain.
January, 1895. Cisco, Texas.
Orizaba, in Mexico, Shows Signs of Internal
Mkxico, March 10. —The peak of
Orizaba, the ancient volcano, is in a
state of eruption. The signs of dis
turhance begau to manifest themselves
Sunday night and have increased in
force constantly since that time. It is
now vomiting poisonous {rases, and
thick volumes of smoke are emitted
from 100 apertures in its trreat maw.
The earth for 100 miles around has
shaken periodically wiih subterranean
vibrations. Agreatalarm exists anion*?
the dwellers in the cities of Corodoba,
Orizaba, Kalahn and the dozens ol
small villages scattered within the
scope of the strange and interesting
phenomenon. Tlse shocks as yet havs
not been of adisastrous nature, and no
damage from them has been reported.
The rim of the crater glows likt- fire,
aud the thick gases rolling down the
mountain sides have set aflame the
grasses and vegetation elothiug the
sides to the summit which adds to the
density of the smoke and the grandeur
of the spectacle.
For the public safety the (-iovemor
of the State of Vera Cruz will shortly
name a commission of scientists t"
make all tbe investigation into the
eruption possible and ro make recom
mendations looking to the protection
of the inhabitants of the neighboring
villages Tbe present eruption is in
the heart of the best improved coffee
district in Mexico, where there are lo
cated many Americans who have em
liarked iv the profitable business. The
coffee plantations are not as yet
thought to be in any danger of damaure.
nor will they be unless the fall Of thick
ntth.es occurs, which is not considered
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A cream of tartar baking powder.
Highest of all in leavening strength.—
Latest United States Government Food
Royal Baking Powder Co.,
106 Wall St., N. T.
CLIFTON—SPROUSE.-At the Methodist par
sonage in staunion, Wednesday, March Mb,
by Key. J. H. Boyd, D.D.. Mr. Davit! F. Clif
ton to «iss Dora .1. Sprouse, both of Craigs
ville, this county.
nesdny morning. March 6th, by Key. Wm.
l/iniiiiiing, Mr. Wm. F. Lickllter to Miss Cora
CItANE.—At the residence iv this city of Uer
son In-law, Major 11. M. Hell at IX o'clock
p. m. Friday, M-archxtli. Mrs. M. E. Crane, ot
Charles Town, JeHersou county, W. Va..
niied 72 ye irs.
After funeral services at 2 3'! p. m. Saturday
hy llev. vv. Q. Hulllheu. tne remains were tak
en to Charles Town ror burial.
ARMSTRONG —At his home near Clover Dale.
Bith county, Thursday, March 7th, ol
pneutU'i ;i-i Mr. ,lose:ih K. Armst.roii,. age!
55 years, leaving a widow and children, one
of whom is a pupil at the Valley Female
Seminary at Waynesboro.
HEVRNER—In Crab Bottom. Highland conn
ty. Frtilay, Mircli Ist, suddenly of heart
failure while at breakfast. Mrs. Jane Heven
er, aged Til odd years, leaving 8 sons and 8
Funeral services by Rev. W. H. Woolt at
Hlghtowu on Sunday following at 11 u'cloct
a. m.
MATTHEWS. —In Harrisonburg, Sunday,
March 3rd, of consumption, Mrs. L ulsa J.
Matthews, wire of Mr. C. L. Matthews, and
daughter of I. Ga noltl Spi-inkel, dec'd, agtxl
34 years, leaving her husband and five small
Fu teral services, by Key. Anderson, In the
Methivlist church, oi'which she was a mem
ber. Interment In Woodbine cemetery.
BAS-iFOKD. — In Hairisouburs, about mid
night, lutsttay, March sth, after an illness of
only six until!,. Mr. Kobert C. Bassford, aged
nearly 45 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, of Chica
-1 go, were received in audience by the
l Pope on Saturday.
- The Marquis of Queensbury has been
[ committed for trial upon a charge of
libeling Oscar Wilde. The Marqnis ad
mits the libel and says he wrote the
objectionable words in order to sepa
rate his son from Mr. Wilde.
Nearly a shipload of supplies from
, New England has been distributed
among the needy people of Newfound
land, wnere the destitution is keen.
Japanese troops are guarding she
foreign settlement at Yin Kow, tho
port of New Uhwaug. The Chinese
suffered a severe defeat on Saturday
by the first Jaoanesearmv.
The Cincinnati Price-Current of March 7th,
"The weather has been variable the past
week, with something of freezing and thaw
ing conditions, and in some districts the situa
tion has been rendered moderately less assur
ing in rep-ard to the wheat crop, but the gen
eral average position of the crop has not been
appreciably disturbed during the week. In
localities west of tbe Mississippi the outlook
has been improved by late rains affording
needed moisture for the plant. There is no
snow protection, and the harsh winds of
March and lack of genial temperature are
more or less interfering with a satisfactory
development of the plant.
The marketing of wheat has been moder
ately enlarged recently, but is yet within re
stricted volume, and appears likely to contin
ue so. Careful observers, having extended
knowledge of conditions in Indiana and Illi
nois, are emphatic in declarations that the
unmarketed supply is smaller than for many
years. The general drift of our correspond
ence continues to reflect low reserves in most
regions, with considerable feeding of wheat
being maintained.
The wheat markets within the week took
on some additional strength, which was subse- |
quently lost, and Chicago values for future j
delivery are fractionally lower than a week
ago at the close. The reaction does not nee
essartly imply that the higher point reached
has not been justified by evident conditions,
for the recent advance was manifestly not
due so much to changes in the situation as to i
a fuller and more general recognition of con
ditions previously existing. It is to be con
ceded that recent advices from localities on ,
the Continent have had something more of a
tinge of uncertainty as to the outlook, while
the previous intimations of a reduced quanti
ty to be available from Argentina have been
confirmed, which have been factors in the re
covery of lost confidence in the merit of wheat
values. Quite likely the shaping of prices up <
ward might have continued but for the esti- (
mates promulgated within the week concern- J
ing farmers' stocks of wheat, which have
been decidedly in excess of general expecta
tion. It is claimed in one instance tbat tnis ,
result is due in large measure to a smaller use I
of wheat in feeding than bas been estimated. |
The interested reader can form his own con- I
elusions concerning such matters. The Price
Current, while not assuming to say what the
quantity of wheat now in the country really
is, is firm in the conviction that it is much
less than a year ago. and that the remaining
quantity on July 1 next will be 50,01)0,0(10 to J
60,000,000 bushels less than at the correspond- J
ing time last year, and possibly a wider differ
May wheat at Chicago closed lie below the ■-
highest point of the week, ie above the
lowest point, and kc lower than a week ago.
Corn at Chicago for May closed Jc below
the highest point of the week, ie above the
lowest point, and ie lower than a week ago.
Wtieat receipts at primary markets were 2,-
-066,000 bushels for the week, against 1,390,000
the preceding week, and 1,783,000 last year.
Corn receipts were 2,120,000 bushels, against
1,670,000 the preceding week, and 3,707,000
Ust year."
We publish the conclusion of the financial
review of Henry Clews of March 9th as fol
lows :—
With the adjournment of Congress the turn '
for the better is inevitable, and each day here
after should demonstrate that fact The un
settled condition of the business interests of
this country for a prolonged period past is
clearly traceable to Washington. Now that
Congress has adjourned, that pernicious and
prostrating influence no longer exists. Our
troubles, therefore, are now all behind us and
have been thoroughly discounted. We have
good reason to look forward to the prospect
of good crops and a general improvement in
business affairs. The principal argument,
which the bears have used effectively as a
weapon, has been the low price of cotton. If
I mistake not, it will not be long before these
same people will admit the falsity of their
position, as I think it will be soon demon
strated cnat the low price of cotton will be the
basis for an impetus in the manufacture of
goods for export that will be a surprise to the
country. International bimetallism is also
likely to loom up as a factor in favor of high
er prices and increased activity in grain, cot
ton and also securities. The current in favor
of international bi-metallism bids fair to be
come as strong throughout Europe as it is in
this country, and under such a pressure a
mutual arrangement for international coinage
would appear to be almost inevitable. Within
ten years the increase of indebtedness of Euro
pean nations has aggregated $5,d00,000.000.
During this period with the exception of the
past year, the bonded indebtedness of this
country has been on the liquidating 9ide.
therefore, instead of Europe being alarmed
about the financial affairs of this country, we
have greater reason to have that apprehension
for their future condition, especially when
( our marvelously superior resources and great
er earning power are contrasted with those of
other nations.
As to questions of currency, highly impor
tant as they are, yet they have for a time
ceased to rank among the matters affecting
the immediate course of Wall Street interests.
' They were too large, too complicated and too
broad in the issues they iuvolved, to be dis
posed of in three months by such a Congress
as the one that handled them, and possibly
. hy any other. They are now relegated for
i the consideration of the people, and will re
ceive the most serious attention preparatory
to the next national elections. Whatever
may be the conclusions reached by public
i opinion, they are sure to retlect the cautious
common sen°e of the nation, and we may
therefore reasonably hope that the final set
tlement will be a sound one. In the mean
time, we have to deal with the matters of
practical business; and, relieved of these vex
< atious theoretic contentions, the nation will
' i-i turn to its work of producing and merchant
ing with renewed confidence and fresh vigor.
1 Already, there is unmistakeable evidence in
our local markets of preparations for an in
. creased Spring business. The city is filling
1 up with buyers from the interior; there is no
c longer the dubious haggling about prices tbat
* has prevailed for the last two years; and
manufacturers begin to express surprise at
- the increasing orders for goods. To my view,
~ the signs of the honr mean nothing less than
a good old-fashioned Spring and Fall trade.
Staunton Markets.
Spectator ofucb.
j Stauhtok, Va.. March 12th, 1895.
The following are the prices of the articles,
the quotations of which are changed since
B last issue:—
Corn 45 to 47 cts. Eggs 10 cts. Shelled oats
- 33 to 35 cts. Wheat 58 to 60 cts. Sugars—
I Cut-loaf, 4J; Granulated, 4i; Yellow, 3.5
- cents.
Brings comfort and improvement find
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more prompt,
adapting the world's best; products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
It-; excellence is tine to iis presenting
in tlie form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and feyere
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
mot with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
r.cys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening thorn and it i 3 perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
mid being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oficrcd.
Conntrv Produce.
Apples green wtayoc
Bacon—country cured.
Hams lOalO
Shoulders 9
Sides 9
Beeswax ViX
Butter 14t015
Corn t.-iti 17
Cornmeal SSffIBSC
Eggs ISffiJO
Flour-patent 4 OOfo $4.25
family Ist 3.50t03.75
New process 3.00t03.25
New process, extra $2.e0(a.').00
Feathers 50c
Lard &X
Oats-shelled 33£35
Potatoes-Irish 50
R%-e me
Tallow 4c
Vinegar—pure apple .-. M"
Wheat Sstorio
Wool—unwashed 15c
Groceries. Etc.
Bacon—country, see country proauce.
Western, canvaa hams [email protected]
" long clear sides B*.c
11 " short clear sides 7c
" " bellies 7*c
Candles—adamantine 10c
' parafflnewax 25
Cheese 10!,'@14
Coal Oil »@ll
Coffee—Rio I*S2O
Laguavra 19(123
Java '. 26fe2»>,
Mocna 32(933
Cotton Yarns—V bunch 82
Fish-Mackerel $12 [email protected] 00
Fuse, Vl.OOOfeet $2.50<0:57 00
Lard, western—Tierces. Xbbs.. tubs... 6MBc
Molasses—Syrups 12(^40
New-Orleans ?M£!
Porto Rico 22w:3U
West India [email protected]
Powder-Rifle, F. F. F. g,2Rftkeg $3 50
S keg | 00
H keg 1 25
"Ducklng.ii keg 300
Blasting Powder, v keg 175
Mee..5...-r. 11-.vilPS
salt * 115 fJ?9
Spices—Pepper, g fain It Jo Id
Pepper, ground [email protected]
Allspice, grain Jl
Allspice, givunu Vi
Sugiir- Cut loaf i&e
Granulated * J ',c,
Powdered 5
.-tandard A 40
Coffee A 3*C
Yellow *
Common 3,<sc
Tea—Black; -'■'-'-*
Breakfast *HSS
Japan aj&ap
Gunpowder emmyv
Hay. Plaster. Mine, &c.
Haj—Tiniotliv, V ton $X <0(tfll.00
Clover, V ton $> OOfeS 00
Plaster—ground, V ton $• 00
Lime-V barrel $1 00tol2o
Mill Feed—T ton $1.->@t> 00
Bran— v ton *14®lo 00
Canned Fruit*.
Apples—3ft cans • doz 90
Tomatoes—3R> 90a (to
Corn-2fls .."SAl 4 .?
Peaches-3ft $1 25fe 1 b5
Peaches-2» » 2^150
Pie peaches ■ 10
Timothy—V bushel 2.r>otos2 75
Clover ™
Orchard Grass $1 4Ual 50
Herds Grass 1 WO 5
T.lquors, Wines, Ac.
Whiskey $1 50a3 00
Brandy-Apple $2 00a5 on
P rter and Ale V doz *2 05
Framing—heart pine, assorted
$13 50, 15 [email protected] 50
Common $14 00ft 15 00
Fencing-common 14 OOfo 15 00
5ap..... 13 50ffin 00
.'lists, as to length and sizes 14 00&25 00
Floorins-heart 30 OOfo 40 00
=!<,„ 18 OAtf» OP
Lath's,* 1,000 $2 50a3 00
Shingles V 1 000 13 75a4 50
Hides, Leather. Ac.
Hides—wet salted $2 00
Dry salted $4 00
Dry flint $4 00
Green 2a2*
Leather-rough 205a28
City finished harness leather 22a25
Country finished harness leather BMB
Hemlock sole 19aS5
Tanner's Oil 4iasfl
TnrrsiiA". March 7th. IxflS. I
ItEEK Citti.k.—There i„ but little (inference
in the m ,rket today as compared with that ot
last Thnr»dav. Trade was, perhaps, a little
slower toward the close of operations, after
the tops were disposed of, and if there was
any difference, as there was in the opinion of
some ot the dealers, it was a shade lower to
ward the close of the market. There were
some few tops superior to any offered last
week, and fewer of the lower grades than
there were then. Prices 2a5X cents, few at
either extreme, most sal»s at 4a5 cents.
Prices of beef cattle this week ranged as fol
lows: Best beeves 4.75a55.25 those generally
rat-ti first quality 4 50a54.75, medium or good
fair quality 3.12atf4.37, and ordinary thin steers,
oxen and cows 2at2.75 per WO lbs.
Of the cattle received 403 head came from
Virginia. 885 from Pennsylvania, 187 from
Maryland, lit! from Illinois, 30 from Ohio.
Total receipts for the week 1,128 head, against
USfi head last week, anil 1,140 head same time
la*t year. Of the offerings today 1,015 head
were tiken by Baltimore butchers, — sold to
country dealers and 50 head by Eastern buy
ers. Total sales for the week: were 1,085 bead,
against 1.114 last week, and 1,020 head same
time last year.
Wouoat. March Uth.'SftS
Swine.—The supply of hogs this week is uot
heavy, only about 1,400 head In excess of the
rather limited run of last week. There Is a
moderate demand generally reported In the
var. at an advance of nearly X cent on last
week's prices. Quotations range at 4.26af4.80
and a few extra Western at $5 per 100 lbs gross.
Receipts 9.458 head.
SnEEP and Lambs.-There Is a fair to good
trade report for itood sheep aud lambs, but
common stock of all kinds is very dull. Sheep
sell at •iai'i cents and lambs Mias cents and a
tow extra cents
Veal Calves.—Trade for veals is very slow.
Prices la"> cents.
'...<i>AY. March 11th. 18»5.
Beeves.—Receipts for two days tl.tiUO head:
30 cars on sale: market fairly active and strong,
naive steers, poor to fair, 4.40a*5.35, European
cables quote American steers at llal-'c per lb
dressed weight: refrigerator beef at'JaSt. cents
per lb: no exports today.
Calves —Receipts for two days 1.054 head; l,_
242 on sale; slow and tic lower: veals; poor to
prime, 4aW 50; no demand for Western calves.
Sheep ano Lambs.—Receipts for two days
14,17ti head; 8.000 head on sale; slow and Maic
lower; sheep, poor to prime, 2.50a*5; lambs
common to choice, 4.75a»5.()0.
Hoos.—Receipts for two days 12,48* head;
firm; inferior to choice 4.40a54.85.
(Corrected weekly by Va. Commission Co.i -
Monoay, March 11th, 1895. \
Weather clear and warm.
Egzs much lower, per dozen 12,'0.13c
Turkeys dressed, perlb ISwIBc
Geese dressed, each 50$ 00c
Ducks dressed, per lb 14(5 15c
Chickens dressed, per lb 12(3,13c
Turkeysllve, perlb 13(ol4c
Geese live, each 45fij55c
Ducks live, perlb 13wl«c
Chickens live, perlb 11m.12c
Pork In demand, perlb 6® 7c
Calves, per lb 7fa 9c
Beaus white pea. per bushel $1.75fi2.U0
Peas blacE eye, bag J2.7.W3 00
Peas black, per bushel fIOCSI.Oj
Butter dull, per lb 14(STtlc
Hay No. 1 timothy, per ton U2.OUigd6.oo
Dress Goods, #1.00 to 6oc: 75c.
to 35c; 35c to 15c
Straw Mattings, 50c. to 25c; 40c.
jto 20c; 30c. to 15c; 25c. to 12J
Remnants Reduced
Ingrain Carpets, 75c. to 50c.
60c to 40c
Brussels Carpet, $1.25 grade
70c.; #1.00 grade 60c.; 75c.
grade 50c.
Cassimeres, $3.50 to $2.50; $2.50
to $1.50: $1.00 to 70c.
Corsets (sizes 18, 27 and 28),
$1.00 to 65c; 60c. to 40c.
Also, odds and ends in Laces,
Belts, Gloves, Hose, Fire
Screens, etc.
Jan 30-tf
Chemical Laboratory
Mineral Waters, Ores, Clays,
Coals, Irons, etc., etc,
I'roi.iertles examined and reported on with
a view to development.
Terms furnished on application.
[Formerly ot IT. S. Geological Survey Labora
_ tory.]
Jan 23-2mos*
KLRCTiox—May 23rd, 1895.
To the Voters of Augusta County and the City of
1 beg to announce myself a candidate for re
election to the offlce of Sheriff of Augusta
county, at the election to be held on the 23rd
day of May next. I have endeavored to faith
fully perform tne duties of the offlce during
the period I have held It; a" 1 ask: your en
dorsement'! my official acts uy requesting
your support at the polls. Promising to use
my best efforts to perform the duties of the
office, if re-elected, to your satisfaction, and
to the best interests of th, county, w lth *.n un
derstanding of these duties that can only he
derived from exuerieuce, 1 earnestly solicit
your vote-: and remain,
Very truly yours,
Jan 30-tde* N. C. WATTS.
To the Voters ol Augusta County and the City of
1 hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the office of Sheriff of Augusta county at the
election which Is to take plaoe on May 23. 1895.
1 do not request your supi ort as an Indorse
ment ot any of my previous official acts- my
record is before you, however—but promise it
elected to discharge the duties of the office
with all the lldelity ot which 1 may be capable,
ana it elected, will enter upon the duties or
that offlce with an experience of four years as
deputy under the late sheriff, Mr. T. K. N.
Speck. Respectfully,
feb (1 tde*
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
Constable of Beverly Manor District, at tlie
election to take place on Tmmday, May 23rd,
1895. If elected 1 will discharge the duties ot
tbe office to tne best of my ability.
Very respectfully.
feb 13-tde P. L. CLINE.
To the Voters of Beverly Manor District:
I am hereby announce myself a candidate
for re-election to tbe offlce 'if Constable and if
elected promise to discharge tbe duties of tbe
office In the future as I have In the past.
Thanking my friends for their past support,
and soliciting their continued support fn the
election to be held May sard next, I am. very
respectfully. .TOdN D. RODGEHS.
mar 43-tde
To the Voters ol Augusta County:
I hercbv announce nivself a candidate for
NUE for Ueverly Manor District, Election,
May 23rd, 1895. If elected I will faithfully dis
charge the duties of the office. Note—Com
missioners are voted for all over the county,
and 1 do most earnestly solicit your votes and
mar o-tde
\7"IRGIN"IA:— In the Clerk's Offlce of the Court
of Hustings for the City of Staunton, Feb
ruary 19,1895.
J. M. Quarles and Cornelia Quarles.. Plaintiffs,
, vs.
I T. H. N. Speck, Adm'r of Alex. B.
Lightner, dec'd, William Armstrong,
et als, Defendants.
1 The object of this suit is to remove a cloud
1 from and quiet the title of Cornelia Quarles to
1 a certain tract ot land situate in Augusta coun
ty, about l. 1 ; miles east of Craigsville, on Little
j Calf Posture lilver, containing MB acres, 2
' roods and 13 poles, conveyed to her by A. C.
1 Gordon. Commissioner, it being the same tract
i at one tlmeowued by William Armstrong, and
1 conveyed by him and his wife as contuiuing
279 acres. 11 poles to Lewis Davis by deed dated
Oct Utii. ISfti, and of record in the cleric's of
flce of the Count, court of Augusta in 1). 11. 88,
p. 2le, by removing and releasing the vendor's
lien from said tract of land reserved in said
deed from William Armstrong and his wife to
i Lewis Davis to so. vie four bonds of $1,082.89
each executed by Lewis Davis to said William
Armstrong, dated Nov. *2nd, 1872.and payable
resiectlvely atl. 2, 3. and 4 years tr..m date,
which bonds, it Is claimed, are paid, and saia
lien should therefore be removed as an encum
; brance and cloud on the title to said land.
And it appearing by affidavit flled that Wil
liam Armstrong is a non-resident of this State,
it is ordered that he do appear here within
fifteen days after due publication of this no
i tlce. and do what Is necessary to protect hla
Quarles, p. q.
feb 20-4ts
; March 14th, yla_Ches. & Ohio Ry.
Tne Ches, & Ohio R'y will sell excursion
tickets to Washington. O. C. on .March i4th,
1095, at $5.75 tor fhe round trip, tickets ood io
return within ten ia\s from late oi sale. For
■ further information call on or address
J AS. X.EX. -r.. Ticket Ag't, 0, & O. Rv.,
1 mart-its Staunton, Va,
I _^_^__^^____^_____^_____^
Low Rates via B. & O.
Have you ever treated yourself to a visit to
the capitol of the nation? It not, havn't jou
often waited for an opportunity to do so, to
see its public buildings, visit its museums, art
: galleries, arsenals, parks and public and prl
. v-.ite Institutions'; Possibly when you had the
i lime, the expense was a serious' drawback.
Hy taking advantage of the low rate exeur
, sinus offered hy the B. * 0.. this Item is reduc
ed to a minimum and really places the trip
within the reach of all. The next excursion
i via B. & ti. R. R. Is announced for Thursrtav,
March !4th. Write to the nearest B. & O agent
i for an Illustrated guide to the capltol. giving
' description and cuts of the principal publio
i bulldinira and a map, also detailed informa
tion in regard to the Itinerary.
; The following table will show the rate and
train schedule from stations in this vicinity.
SpottSWOOd 6 ID 2 27 t« 30
Greenville 8 SB S SB 6 16
Mint Spring. C 40 9 63 8 uo
Staunton 701 316 675
Fort Defiance 7 28 3 37 5 45
Mt. Sidney 730 341 640
Cave Station 737 348 580
Mt. Crawford 7 47 8 58 5 15
Pleasant Valley 7 54 4 05 5 05
Harrisonburg 8 10 4 26 4 80
Linvllle 8 28 4 42 4 70
Cowans 8 33 4 52 4 80
Broadway 8 38 4 5!) 4 50
Tlmherville 8 44 5 06 4 40
New Market 8 53 5 18 4 80
[j Correspondingly low rates from other sta
i tlous.
Tickets will be good ten days.
0 mard-2ts

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