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WEDNESDAY, J ONE 17. fe Thomas B. Reed has been knocked ..oat of the presidential race. It was a Manley blow that felled him. ♦ m ♦ "— MoKinley, Protection and Prosperi ty to Wall Street, is what republican ism really means, if not fully expressed. Since Col. Lamb and Gen. Walker can sleep and eat with negroes the color line must be like many other lines—imaginary. The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the negroes at the St. Louis convention' have not where to lay their heads. . m ■» — There may have been sadder men in the world, but there never has been a madder one than Thomas Brackett Reed, when his manager Joe Manley i"ie fight. m __ pie have many things to be 'or, not the least of which is rnment, sine die, of Congress, c are relieved of apprehen »r and other evils and breathe «—«. —. • s makes strange bedfellows," ker remarked the other night md A. W. Harris, the colored o the St. Louis convention, gto bed in the same car, af 5 eaten supper together. «—♦—* can success is said to be as lot by being able to carry ;.states, then for the Wall put up the "stuff" and buy 7be needed. This is a glo ortunity for Kansas and oth as western Commonwealths, izens know how to drive a *nd give a mortgage, rould have been no trouble rroes being accommodated in if other delegations had done ,amb and Gen. Walker and inder of the Virginia delega- These gentlemen chartered took their negro associates p and eat witn them. There r like old Virginia hospitality. ♦ —♦—♦ lley Protection and Prosper it catch under ordinary cir cs, but our present circum re not ordinary. The conn going to take hold of any mber play. There must be g newer and brighter than old song of protection. It is bright as a new silver dol « « do the millionaires of Wall ink most of, the people or es? Which should the peo : most of, themselyes or Wall illionaires ? ought the people to work for act, themselves or Wall Street? Street is likely to first look 11 Street, why should not the rst look after the people V eet will vote the Republican What should the people do V le other ticket of course, c St. Louis Convention. ;o to press the Republicans ed at St. Louis fighting a very it battle from a party, if not il standpoint. Their Conven mbled yesterday but long be opening day the managers lered and much of the dry lad been arranged so as to be >f the way, for the more im neasures. Kinley will certainly be the and little interest is felt as jcond place, save that it is that whoever the nominee he will be possessed of the war in the shape of a "bar itform is the only matter of low, and the money plank of Dnly one about which inquiry There is no doubt that the will declare for "sound mont t that word does not suit ition, and is the "straddle" hich has heretofore deceived ■le. In the coming election ful terms can win, and that ; may not be doubtful, the )LD and SILVER must dcs rty affiliation to the money, jple will distrust party lno here can be no misunder of these terms. But "sound "Bimetalism," and similar ire deceptive and no party Ito use them. McKinley is ous to be president, hence he is, and that he may get votes a platform broad enough to s nation, a platform that can ued to suit every individual resses doubt. This be may re hardly think so. tform will, however, be full ion, in the hope thereby of ; the gold bugs, the laboring the mechanic. As for the c Republican party always im as if he were a dog, and m as the Russian uoes the .pproaching campaign "Free nd "Free Silver" will be l contemptuous apposition 'rotection and Prosperity" ;in the sky, as the rainbow Flood, on and Prosperity sounds doubt to willing ears, but aptuous allusions to silver it out of this campaign, even iked with the name of the . It has certainly come to ugh this campaign and no w beautiful may be the lan the Republican platform, great battle to be fought the Republicans win, they more with money than on Captain Fowle's nomination ejected and Congress has ad o applications for his place r of internal revenue for the rict of Virginia are as yet on i Treasury Department. If any have been made, they are at the White House, where they will remain. Pr of the Virginia Senators has ;ed the name of any applicant, c three new battle ships pro or by Congress, none of which st more than $3,700,000, two are jilt an the Atlantic, am) one on ifle coast, and all by contract. Nomination by Primary Election In Greea- I brier county, TV. Ta. Greenbrier is entitled to two mem- I bers in the House of Delegates. The primary election on the 6th inst., re sulted as follows:— For House of Delegates.—F. F. Har low 1,350; Dr. Wm. H. McClung 1,464; A. McV. Miller 866. Jas. F. Clark 682. Kor Prosecuting Attorney—John A. ston 1,243; Henry Gilmer 1,118. uor Sheriff—Chas. S. Peyton 1.063; S. Hill Nickell 1,296. For County Court Commissioner—J. D. Arbuckle 1,116; J. E. Brown 785. Jonathan Mays for Clerk of the Cir cuit Court, and Chas. B. Buster- for County Court Clerk were nominated for re-election without opposition. E. B. Miller was nominated for As sessor of lower district by 223 majority Eand John Legg was nominat ssessor of the upper district. LANDiDEMOCRATS FOR GOLD. Democratic State Convention ed to order shortly after noon day lßst in Ford's Opera House by Hattersly W. Talbott, chairman State Central Committee. Hon. Ar thur P. Gorman was made tempor ary chairman. After the recess the Committee on Credentials and Permanent Organiza tion reported no contests, and recom mended the election of Senator Gor man as permanent chairman. The report was unanimously adopted. The chairman of the Committee on Resolutions reported in fayor of the tariff platform as enunciated in the Chicago platform of 1892, and endorsed President Cleveland. In relation to the financial question, the report fav ored the gold standard and opposed the free coinage of silver at the ratio John K. Cowen's name was presented as a delegate amid cheers and hisses, the demonstration continuing for some minutes. Mr. Triplett realized that a fight would be made against Mr. Cowen and he therefore took him out of the race. With but eight names before the con vention, ex-Governor Carroll, of How ard, moved they be made by acclama tion. Agreed to. Mr. Crisp to be Senator.—The result of the primary election in Georgia Saturday week seems to have settled the United States senatorship question. The sweeping victory achieved by ex-Speaker (Jrisp In the counties that voted is accepted as indicating a walkover for the ex- Speaker. Indeed, Hon. F. G. dv Bignon, his only opponent, has an nounced his purpose to withdraw. Thrown by a Mule. —The Bridge water Herald says that, on last Thurs day, Graham, a little son of Robert S. Hamilton on the Turk farm on Mossy Creek, was thrown from a mule and seyerely bruised and sustained a severe gash in the cheek. Dr. Brown was summoned and dressed the wounds. Several stitches were required to close up the cut in the cheek." Cyclones and floods.—The pretty little town of Wyeth City, in Marshall county, Ala., on the Tennessee river, and thirty miles west of Gadsden, with a population of 500 people, was com pletely wrecked at eleven o'clock Tues day mornirjg of last week by a cyclone. Eighteen dwelling houses were destroy ed, five being swept completely away and not a stick of the timber left. The cyclone lasted five minutes and then passed in a northeasterly direction. Trees were broken down like weeds. Fifteen people were wounded, six of them fatally. Several persons are missing and it is probabie that they will be found dead. Two people were killed by lightning. Lake City, a mountain village in Cal ifornia, was nearly destroyed on Fri day by a waterspout. No" lives were lost, as far as known, but the property loss is said to be heavy. Death of Mrs. James Johnston - Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston died at her home near Lexington late Thursday afternoon after an illness of some weeks. The immediate cause of her death was paralysis. Mrs. Johnston was the widow of James Johnston, a highly respected citizen of county who died six years ago. She was born in Augusta county sixty-two years ago and was a daughter of Thomas Armen trout. She leaves a family of two daughters and four sons, the youngest of whom is about grown. They are Misses Susie E., Annie L. Johnston, and Messrs. Thomas E., W. Zack, John A. and J. McD. Johnston. The de ceased was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian church, a woman of an earnest Christian character, great kindliness and hospitality. Her fu neral services took place from the Lexington Presbyterian church Satur day morning and she was buried in Lexington cemetery.— Lexington Ga zette. A Eree Union correspondent, writ ing to the Orange Observer, says: "Mrs. Pattie Cosby, the mother of Mr. Thomas Thompson, who was murder ed and burned up in the store of Wm. White, Jan. 6, 1896, is improving, and it is hoped will finally recover from the awful shock." ♦ ♦ » . Offered to Senator Daniel.—lt has developed that at the meeting of the board of trustees of Washington and Lee University, held a month ago, a committee of the board was appoint ed to wait upon Senator John W. Daniel and tender him the professor ship of the new chair of commercial law which it was proposed to establish at Washington and Lee University. Senator Daniel took the offer under ad visement for several weeks and then de clined to accept it.— Rockbridge News. While F. L. Spinner, one of the ice dealers of Clifton Forge, was driving along the railroad to Smith's Creek last Wednesday his horses became fright ened at a train of cars, and jumped over the bank into the river. Both horses were drowned and Mr. Spinner and Robert Wheeler, son of Rev. V. W. Wheeler, narrowly escaped drowning. The former was injured about the hips, but the latter was unhurt. Mr. Spin ncr was helped out of the river by a bystander and young Wheeler swam out. Annie Dyer, the Reading baby farm er, who presumably had murdered scores of infants entrusted to her care, was hanged in Newgate prison, Lou don, at 9 o'clock last Wednesday morn ing. The weather was rainy, but the crowd in the vicinity of the prison was as large as the available space would accommodate. When the black flag was hoisted indicating that the Read ing ogress had paid the penalty of her crimes, the crowd cheered loud and Since she was sentenced to death Mrs. Dyer twice attempted to commit suicide in Newgate prison. The county in Ohio in which Gov. MeKinley resides is reported to be >\ > • wbelmingly for the free-coinage of j STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. N. P. Ford, of Roanoke, Va , and R. W. Ford of Leaksville, N. C, have purchased and will put in operation the Clifton Forge Woolen Mills. • m -» Found Guilty.—ln Richmond last Friday the jury found William Mea dors guilty of murder in the second de gree and fixed his term in the peni tentiary at ten years, for the murder of Maggie F. Driver. Senator Martin is in the awkward predicament of the man who attempt ed to ride two horses going in opposite directions—he has fallen between,with no prospect of effectively "catching on" with either. In a word, he doesn't know where he is at.— lndex-Appeal. It is said that Senator John W. Dan iel, after taking under advisement for several weeks the offer made to him by the trustees of Washington and Lee University of the new chair of Commercial law, has declined to ac- Tlie Chesapeake and Western Railroad. It is rumored that the C. and W. railroad will be pushed through to the I ccal fields of North River Gap in a I few days. It is now completed to Bridgewater. The company asks $9,000 toward building it, which is be ing raised by subscription. A Model Home Woman.—The High land Recorder says:— "There is a lady in our county who is up in 80 years of age and who has never been farther away from home than eight miles. Her name is Miss Bettie Blagg, and she lives at Doe Hill. Her eight-mile trip was to Mc- Dowell. She is unusually bright and active for her age." «—*—« Boy Killed by Bulldogs. Last Friday evening, Johnnie Mar tin* 11 years of age, son of J. Martin, Tax-collector, near Carter's Bridge, in Albemarle county, was sent to the pasture, on the adjoining farm, be longing to Tucker Coles, for the cows, and was in the act of driving them home when he was attacked by sever al -vicious bull dogs belonging to Mr. Coles and killed. As he did not return search was made for him and his body was not found till 2 o'clock Saturday morning. The poor little boy's scalp was torn away, and his neck showed too plainly the impress of the fangs of the dogß. He was also badly bitten and lacerated in other parts of the body, and his clothing torn off. » ■» » —. Storm at Natural Bridge. .Last Monday evening one of the se verest rain storms visited the section of Natural Bridge that has been known for many years. The storm was ac companied by terrific thunder and vivid lightning. The crops were al most ruined. For miles not a meadow was left that was not submerged. Cornfields were torn to pieces, and fences and bridges swept away. Mr. J. S. Lotts had a yery valuable horse killed by lightning,ami some nar row escapes were made from drown ing, but so far as heard no human lives were lost. Just after the storm, Capt. W. A. McClelland had a severe fall, which caused a hemorrhage. Dr. A. N. Johnston was summoned and rendered all the relief possible. Captain Mc- Clelland is still in a critical condition. —Buchanan Banner, June 12th. The Upshot of the Convention. —The adoption by the Staunton con vention of a free silver 16-to-l platform was so universally expected that the fact excites but little comment. But there were two other very notable events there, one of which was of no sort of consequence, while the other will have lasting and far reaching effects. The event of no consequence was Senator Martin's declaration of conversion to the silver fallacy—a conversion which has no doubt been effected in larger degree by the major ities for silver in Virginia than by any new and profound investigation which the senator has given to the subject. But the matter is one of not the small est moment, and few words will be wasted upon it. The other event is, however, a very sad one. For the first time in the history of the Democratic party of this State it has adopted the policy of gag law and has declared _that men with opinions sjiall not declare those opin ions. This is neither Democratic nor Virginian, It will, we fear, be bitterly resented by those who are denied their liberty. It is a pity that the platform adopted wasted so much sophistry upon the impossible effort to convert fifty cents into a dollar. A few pithy declara tions upon the way in whicn the people of the South are oppressed by the national-bank system, that confiscates their local credit and forbids their local banks to afford the people the financial accommodations so essential to them, might have produced good results. What was actually done will only be deplored by intelligent men elsewhere. — Richmond Times. A judicial deliverance upon the sub ject of woman's rights that will meet with general approval has just been handed down by the appellate division of the supreme court of New York in the following language:— . "We do not feel disposed to enter in to a discussion of the questions of dif ference between the parties. They are questions about which people of both sexes disagree. While in a legal sense the husband is the head of the family and has the right to rule the household and compel his wife as well as his chil eren to obey him and submit to his dictation in the details of the manage ruentoftbe house and servants, still the practical view of the marital rela tibn usually is that within her peculiar sphere, the home, the wife should have her own way and be allowed to man age and control the details of house keeping and servants. An intelligent woman should certainly not be subject ed in the presence of servants and guests to humiliation and ill treatment by the husband, by the offensive nsser tion that he is master and she must in all things obey him." The principle here judicially declar ed, says the Index Appeal, is general ly recognized as the law of the house hold except in those rare instances where the traditional head of the fauri ly is governed by the instincts of the brute rather than those of the geutle man. But it is well to have the law established by an authoritative deci sion for the protection to women who may be so unfortuate as to be at the mercy of men of.the baser sort. This is a practical emancipation of the gen tler sex that is worth more to human ity than the right to vote or to wear bloomers. The Partisanism of the large repub liean majority in the present U S House of Representatives is so great that is not only overrides all law jus tice and equity, but even the reports of the republican elections committees of the House, and turns out democratic members of that body, and gives their seats to their republican contestants though those reports say the former were fairly and legally elected, and that tbe latter were not.—Alex. Qazette, (Jrain Trnde and Crops. The Cincinnati Price-Current of "The status of the spring wheat crop is being more clearly shown, and not withstanding the unfavorable influ ence of excessive moisture in large areas in the Northwest the crop as a whole is assuming an encouraging position. j The potato crop is securing a good start, and the outlook is generally sat isfactory, indicating a large yield. The hay crop, with some exceptions in the Ohio valley regions, is abundant. The government crop report for June, just to hand, reflects a decline in average condition of the winter wheat crop compared with a month ago, from 82.7 to 77.9. We believe it is not too much to say that is practi cally certain that the average next month will show a further decline. We are not accustomed to interpreting the crop situation in a less favorable light than the government officials, but, this season has been one in which there has appeared to us to be unmis takable evidences of a lees favorable basis for the winter wheat crop than has been recognized in the official and commercial calculations generally, and the correctness of the position we have maintained is being corroborated by the changes which are overtaking the reckonings in regard to this crop— changes which do not so much reflect adverse influences in this later period as the mistakes of earlier judgment, and the failure of the crop to develop favorably when the essential elements for such conditions were lacking, to a degree not fully recognized. We could not believe that with such an autumn start as the wheat crop had, with subsequent conditions as we under stood them to be, culminating in a tendency to early or premature and uneven ripening of the grain, there could be other than disappointing results in yield quite in contrast with the surprises of a favorable nature which were disclosed last year. The week has been somewhat re markable for the wide and rapid changes in wheat prices in the specula tive markets, closing Jafc higher than a week ago, at Chicago. A great variety of influences have been brought to bear, and there are no indications to suggest that a continuation of such changeableness of trading sentiment or speculative power may not reason ably be expected. If the government figures are to be accepted, the outlook favors a harvest of 475,000,000 bushels or more, which, with the manifest surplus going _ oyer to the new crop year, and the existing outlook for other portions of the world, would seem to imply an export able surplus in this country for the coming year fully equal to any require ments from importing markets. But we regard it as problematical if this season's crop will reach the pro portions now suggested by the govern ment figures —especially with reference to the winter portion of the crop, the average condition of which we believe to be more than fully represented by the government average." Tenth District Convention. A meeting of the Democratic State Committee for the Tenth Congressional District of Virginia was held at Staun ton June sth, 1896, for the purpose of fixing the time and place for the hold ing of a convention to nominate a candidate to represent said district in the 55th Congress, and to fix the basis of representation in said convention. Present—Messrs. W. E. Allen, of Alle ghany; A. W. Finch, 'of 'Botetourt; E- W. Hubard, of Buckingham; and Joseph Button, of Appomattox. The committee selected Amherst Court House as the place for holding said convention and fixed the time at 12 o'clock on Thursday, July 30th, 1896, and the basis of representation at one delegate for every fifty yotes and every fraction over twenty five cast for the Democratic candidate in each county and oity, who received the highest number of votes in the election of 1895 for members of the General Assembly. The vote of the various counties and cities in the convention is as follows:— Alleghany 13 Amherst 23 Appomattox 15 Augusta ..*-..... 31 Bath ....; 6 Botetourt 16 Buckingham 21 Buena Vista , , 3 Cumberland 12 Fluvanna 14 Highland 5 Nelson 20 Rockbridge 24 Staunton 11. Joseph Button," Chairman of 10th Dis. Committee. | ~.._» _^ Legislation on Silver, | The following statements will correct many erroneous notions in the minds of many people:— "In 1873 Congress, reforming the coinage laws, dropped the dollar from the list of silver coins, and provided that 'the silver coins of the United States shall be a legal tender at their nominal value for any amount not ex ceeding $5 in any one payment.' "On the 28th of February, 1878, Con gress directed "that there shall be coined at the several mints of the United States silver dollars of the weight of 412 i grains Troy of standard silver, as provided in the act of Janu ary 18, 1837, on which shall be the de vices and superscriptions provided by said act; which coins, together with all silver dollars heretofore coined by the United States, of like weight and fine uess, shall be a legal tender at their nominal value for all debts and dues, public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract." "On the 9th of June, 1890, Congress provided "that the present silver coins of the United States of smaller denom inations than $1 shall hereafter be a legal tender in all sums not exceeding $10 in full payment of all dues, public and private. "These citations from the laws make certain two things; silver dollars are an unlimited legal tender for all debts, unless the contract expressly calls for payment in gold; half-dollars, quarter dollars and 10 cents pieces are a legal tender for all debts in any amount not over $10, no matter what the contract calls for." Congressman Turner Retires.— Representative S. S. Turner, of the seventh congressional district of Vir ginia, has addressed au open letter to his constituents declining to be a can didate for renomination. He feels certain, he says, that the district con vention will adopt a platform "in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1," a policy that "would be ruinous to the best interests of our people." "I could I not," he continues, "defend it on the ! stump; for me to do so with my con victioas would be hypocrisy, and a consequent loss of my self-respect." As the women threaten to invade ail the walks of men's life, except that of hard manual labor, it is no wonder that both the Presbyterians and Methodists have practically decided to keep them out of their pulpits, upon the good ground that St. Paul was right, and that no warrant can be found iv the Bible for preaching by women —Alex. Gazette. A Greek vessel loaded with war ma terial for the Cretan insurgents has Women Preachers.—The Presby terians after discussing the question long and learnedly, have come to the solemn conclusion that no warrant can 'be found in Scripture for "preaching by women." Not that there is any special injunction against it, but that one or two passages would have to be reinterpreted if it were allowed. The Methodists have also been con-J Bidering the subject very gravely, and have practically reached a like conclu sion. In the judgment of both of these religious bodies the sphere of man's work is as wide as his opportunity and he may properly do anything and everything that needs to be done. The sphere of women, however, is limited by a kind of ecclesiastical barbed wire fence. "That is to say, men can do as they please, but women only have a divine right to do what they are told to do. In curious contrast with this state of l affairs stands tne Salvation Army. Without its~Women it wouldn't amount to very much. They make it effective not only by means" of their mission labors, but also by their special pleas from the platform. Take the women away, or seal their lips, and the army would have to be disbanded before the first frost comes. They may not be a particularly scholarly body," and their interpretations of the Greek or Hebrew text would have to be taken with a grain of salt, bnt when it comes to hard work among the cripples of society, then, like Abou Ben Adhem, they "lead all the rest." They would be very sorry to feel that the Scripture does not sanction their way of doing things, and perhaps, on the whole, it doesn't.—2V. Y. Herald. Currency a Side Issue As the Index-Appeal says, the cur rency question is an incidental and side issue, and not a fundamental tenet of democratic doctrine and faith, and in the nature of things must be temporary as a party question. We do not believe that it will survive the present cam paign as an issue in American politics. This one thing is certain: the coming presidential contest will be a campaign of eduoation and it is not going too far to say that there will be many changes on the currency question among voters on both sides who now imagine that they have irreversibly made up their uimds on the subject. This is a good time to go slow abovit things relating to parties and politics. Don't make any rash declarations, and don't be sure that you have made up your mind until you have heard both sides—at least until you have heard from Chica '"■ lc_ The failure of the woman delegates to obtain the recognition which they expected from the national convention of the prohibition party will not dis courage them from making a determin- Rsault upon the other national con ions. There will be little, how to encourage them at Chicago; le democrats, though not wanting urtesy toward the gentler sex, are not disposed to go it strong for innova tions upon the right of suffrage. But the prospects of the strong minded wo man suffragists are more promising at St. Louis. Twenty years ago the na tional convention of the republican party went so far in that direction as to say that the demands of the women for suffrage were entitled to respectful consideration. This year the republi cans may give the movement as much encouragement; but if is not likely that they will be more specific. It would seem, however, that the populists are the most promising people to work on. Woman's equality at the ballot box was a popular idea with the Farmers' Alliance, and the fad has descended to the populist party as a legitimate heir loom. If tlie women are making the war for equal suffrage in good faith, we commend them to the good graces of Peffer and Jerry Simpson —Index-Ap- Not because he was elected, but be cause the census returns show a nearro majority in his district, the republican majority in theTJ.S. House of Represen tatives, Thursday, turned out the legal ly and fairly elected representative from that district, Mr. Elliott, of South Caro lina, an intelligeut and educated gen tleman with large interests in the dis trict, and gave his seat to a coal black, ignorant negro, with no material in terests there, who, as soon as he was sworn in, repaired to the office of the sergeant-at-armsand drew salary, mile age, stationery fund and contestsd elec tion expenses, amounting in all to about eight or nine thousand dollars. But still there are Southern men,call ing themselves democrats, who say they will vote the republican ticket if the Chicago convention shall declare for free silver coinage.— Alex. Gazette. Restore the AlcKinley tariff, and the farmer would pay more for most of the things that he has to purchase, but it will have no effect on the price of corn, wheat, etc. — Warren Sentinel. . "Clover Hill," the old home place of the Robinson family, near Natural Bridge, in Rockbridge county, has been sold to Mr. J. T. Jennings, of that coun ty, for $10,000. The farm contains 540 acres. In explaining the Egyptian situation Friday the Marquis of Salisbury de clared that the present expedition had orders -to stop at Dongola, but he thought that Egypt should have her due and ultimately hold Khartoum. Mohammed Ali Mirza, eldest sou of the Shah of Persia, was proclaimed heir-apparent Friday. Smallpox has broken out and is spreading in Havana. The British second-class twin-screw cruiser Bonaveutnre flagship of the East Indian sq.uadron, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral Edmund C. Drum mond, lost seventy men by sunstroke while on a voyage from Colombo to Pondicherry. John Johnson, colored, was hung .-it Lancaster Court House Friday for the murder of Charles L. Carter, a clerk in the store of W. T. Burnett. Struck by lightning.—On Monday evening of last week, says the Char lottesville Progress, there was a heavy rain storm in the vicinity of Free Union, Albemarle county. Lightning struck Mr. Nat. Maupins dwelling and tore several mantels from their fasten ings, but did no damage to any of the occupants. ♦ -me* * Deafness Cannot be.Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure Deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies' Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed Deafness is the re suit and unless the inflammation can betaken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be desteoyed forever ; nine cases out of tea are caused by catarrh, whi;;h is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu cous sufaces. We will.give One Hundred Dollais for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars free. J). J. CHENEY &Co., Over the Veto. —Both Houses of S Congress passed the River and Harbor Bill over the veto of the President by the required two-thirds majority and' it is now the law with its immense The will of Sir Julian Goldsmid, the husband of JenDy Lind, was filed re cently in Doctors' Commons, London. The four daughters, still unmarried, receive property which the executors estimate will yield each $50,000 a year. The testament, however, declares that any one of the daughters who marries a Gentile shall lose one half of her for- Terrible Cyclone in Mexico.— City of Mexico, June 11—Details of a cyclone which devastated the town of Topac. state of Jalisco, have just arriv ed. It was accompanied by a water spout that detached from the sides of the mountains enormous masses of rocks, and earth and mud were piled up in the streets of the town to a depth of eight feet, and in a number of cases to the level of the lower branches of trees, in which the in habitants had climbed to escape the in"ridation of water and mud. Three fourths of the town was utterly de stroyed. Thirteen bodies have been taken out from under the mass of earth, and more than thirty persons are missing. The platform adopted by the silverite ■vention recently held in Staunton i a travesty on consistency as well as locracy. It started out by declaring that "we adhere to the principles of the democracy announced by Jeffer son," and wound up by adopting a plank in favor of "the free and unlimit ed coinage of both, gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 when tire commercial value is about 32 to 1. Now here is what Mr. Jefferson said on the subject of ratio in coinage of gold and silver: "Just principles will lead us to inquire into the market price of gold in the several countries with which we shall be principally connected in commerce and to take our average from them." There is as much difference between the democracy thus announced in Mr. Jefferson's own words, and the de mocracy of the Staunton platform as there was between the real lion and the ass with the lion's skin on.— lndex- Appeal. Religion vs. Politics.—The intro duction of religion into politics is an unwarrantable intrusion, and can only be followed by deplorable results. To divide the country numerically be tween democrats and republicans is beneficial, but to divide it between Protestants and Catholics, or between Methodists and Episcopalians would be an irretrievable blunder. | Keep religion out of politics and the different parties and factions can con test for prizes, and even quarrel with a j kind of good nature; but if you allow j religious«questions to enter the politi cal arena, the temperament of the voter is at once changed and a bitter ness characterizes everything, which is destructive of the best interests of society. The so called American Protective Association has done almost everything except to protect. Its sole purpose is to stir up ill feeling against the Catho lics, under the general plea that Prot estants are so weak, or so cowardly, or what not, that unless somebody takes them in charge they will all be swallowed up as the whale swallowed Jonah. Now, what is the consequence? It does not need the son of a prophet to tell what the consequence must inevi tably be. It is that the Catholics, exasperated and nagged, have conclud ed to form an organization of their own, secret or otherwise, and to meet the A. P. A. on its own ground. You can't blame them for doing that, foi it is human nuture to repel an attack by a counter attack. Kd so we are indebted to a set of ; sighted men for the injection politics of religious prejudices and [icisms. and very slender gratitude do they deserve. There is only one rule in a country like this —fight as much as you please, either about religion or about politics; let the merry war go on as long as you feel the need of that kind of exercise, but the man who mixes politics and religion at the polls or in the primary meetings is thereby doing the Republic a serious Y. Herald. 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Mm the enjoyment of good health, the system is regular, laxatives or f remedies are then not needed. If afflicted with any actual disease, one may be commended to the most skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and with ;he well-informed everywhere, Syrup of Figs stands highest and is most largely Account of the Democratic National Con excursion tickets from all Ticket Stations on Its lines.east of the Ohio River, for all trains , July 3. *, 5 and 6, good for return passage until I July \i inclusive, at one single fare tor the round trip. 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Slmher Schools.—2odepartments of impor tant school work In charge of leading instruc tors from the prominent universities. A won der.ul chance for teachers and students deslr in.; to make up studies. Tuition insignificant. \\ lanes of students gratified. Low rates on railroads. Tor full detailed information and aaaress A.H. Sperry, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. | COMMISSIONER'S NOTICE. I pOMMISSIONEB'S OFFICE, \J Staunton, Va., June 10th, 1696. | Hepler's Committee, Robert & Samuel Heple'r, John W. & als. In Chancery, in the Circuit Court of Augusta, All parties interested in the above entitled cause pending in chancery in the Circuit Court of Augusta county, take notice that 1, pursu ant to a decree entered in said cause on the 20th day of May, 1H96, shall at my office in the City of Staunton, Virginia, on Saturday, July 18th, 1896, proceed to take an account showing:— Ist. The real estate of which Isaac Hepler, deceased, died seized. 2nd. The liens, if any, binding said real es tate and the debts, if any, chargeable there upon, and a settlement of tae accounts of Isaac Hepler's Administrator. 3rd. The debts owing to the heirs-at-law of Isaac Hepler or any of them by the said Isaac Hepler, deceased, at the time of his death, which will be considered In the division of said real estate, 4th. The debts owing to said Isaac Hepler, deceased, at the time of his death, by any of his heirs-at-law, or advancements made to any of said heirs-at-law by said Isaac Hep ler, deceased, which will be taken into ac count against the respective shares of said heirs-at-law in said real estate. sth. The proper share of each of said lieirs at-law in said real estate. 6th. Any other matters deemed pertinent by P- required to be stated by any party it. J. M. Q CARLES, Commissioner in Chancery Circuit Court of Augusta & Perry, p. q. June 17-its SSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., June 12th, 1896. Wm. Shull et als. vs. James A. Shull et als. and Shuli and others j vs. Shuil's widow. All parties interested in the above styled causes now pending in the Circuit Court for the County of Augusta, and being heard to gether, take notice, that pursuant to a decree of said court entered In said causes May 27th, 1896,1 shall at my office In Staunton, Virginia, July 17th, 189 C, proceed to take, state and settle the following accounts:— Ist. Whether the division of the lands of Geo. Shull, dec'd, made by Commissions here tofore appointed in said cause of Shull vs. Shuil's widow is a proper division and has been acquiesced in" by the heirs-at-law. 2nd. What alienations have been made of said lands and in what shares and interests, and by whom said lands are now held. 3rd. Whether any division has ever been made among said heirs of the lands of Geo. Shull. deceased, which were set apart for his widow, and if so,",whether the same is a prop er division and has been acquiesced in, and in what shares and interests and by whom said lands are now held. 4th. And other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner. W. H. Landes, p. q. June 17-4ts COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, I Staunton, Va., June 12th, 1896. Augusta National Bank of Staunton Sarah C. Taylor et als. All parties interested in the above styled cause now pending in the Circuit Courtforthe County of Augusta, take notice that pursuant to a decree of said court entered in said cause November 21,1895,1 shall at my office In Staun ton, Virginia, on July 17th, 1896, proceed to take, state and settle the following accounts:— Ist. Of the liens binding the personal prop erty levied on by the attachment in this cause stated in the order of their priority. 2nd. Of the real estate owned by the defend ants or either of them. 3rd. of the liens binding said real estate in the order of their priority. 4th. Of the facts as to the conveyance of the house and lot in Staunton owned by Sarah C. Taylor to Ann E. Jessup, Trustee, for Warren C. Jessup, and whether the same is liable to the debts of the said Sarah C. Taylor. sth. Any other matters deemed pertinent. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancery. Patrick & Gordon, p. q. Mease & Perry, p. d. June 17-4ts COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., June 12th, 1896. Luclnda Shuli vs. Mary E. Miller et al3. All parties interested in the above styled cause now pending in the Circuit Court for the County of Augusta, take notice that pur suant to a decree of said court entered to said cause May 12, 1808,1 shad at my office in Staun ton, Virginia, on JULY litth, 1800, - proceed to take, state and settle the following accounts-:— Ist. Of the real and personal estate of which -Marshall Shall died seized. 2nd. Of the improvements put by the widow Lucinda Shnll on the real estate, and the debts of the decedent paid by her and the amount of the taxes she lias paid on the laud. 3rd. What sum she has expended in the sup port and maintenance oi the children. 4th. What interest she has in the real totata of the decedent either as doweress or by rea son of having contributed of her own means to purchase the same. sth. Any other matters deemed pertinent. Commissioner in Chancery. Patrick & Gordon, p. q. June 17-4te COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., June, \ttb, ISWj. Elizabeth Swisher et als. All persons interested In the above chancery cause will take notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta coun ty, entered in said cause on December Mh, 1891, 1 shall at my office in Staunton, Virginia, on Saturday, the. istia way of Joey, 1896, proceed to take, stato and settle the following accounts:— Ist. Of the real estate owned by Eli#»tjeth Swisher and the state of the title thweto. 2nd. Of the liens binding the saw* to the or der of priority. 3rd. Of any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. , U. J>, R. NELSON, Coj&imissioner in Chancery. Patrick & Gordta, pc, June 17-4ts I lOMMISSIONEK'S OFFICE, Kj Staunton, Va., June 12to, 189 U. Jas. T. Eubank A. M. Sitlington et als- All persons interested in the above chancery, cause wiil tale notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta comity, entered in said cause on May 13th, 1596, I snail at my office in Staunton, Virginia, on Friday, the 17th day of July. 1896, proceed to take, state and settle »ne following accounts:— Ist. Of the real estate owr,;<t by tho defend ants subject to the lien of tfee plaintiff's Judg ment and the condition at the title thereto. 2nd. The liens binding the same In the or der of their priority. 3rd. Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. R. E. H. NELSON, Commissioner in Chancery. Turk & Holt. p. q. June l!-4ts COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., June 16th-, IBs*r. Patterson's Executors All parties interested in the above styled cause now pending in the Circuit Court for the County of Augusta, take notice that pursu ant to a decree of said court entered in said cause June Ist, IStS, I shall at my office, on July Kith, 189G, proceed to make further settlement of the transactions of J. M. Ouarles and S. N. Patter son as Executors of Win. Patterson, deceased, together with any other per tinent, etc. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancer}. Junel7-4ts COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, / Staunton, Va., June 9th, 18C6. Peter Engleman's Executor vs. Peter Engleman's Heirs* All parties interested in the above styled cause now pending la the Circuit Court for the County of Augusta, take notice that pur suant to decrees entered in said cause l>ec. »th, 1890, and May 3ist, 1891, I shall at my otace in Staunton, Virginia, on July 11th, 1896, proceed to make further investigation and set tlement of the assets and liabilities of the es tate of Peter Englenian, deceased, I shall also proceed to consider any exceptions taken to Commissioner's reports heretofore made in said cause, also any other matters deemed, pertinent by myself or required to be stated by any party in interest HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancery. Craig Si Hackman and lilease & Perry, p. q. June 10-4 ts /COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, \J Staunton, Va., June utu, 1860. Henry T. F.idson's Creditors; Henry T. Eldson et als. All parties interested in the above styled j cause now pending in the Circuit Court for the I County of Augusta, take notice thafpursu ] ant to a decree of said court entered May 22m1, 1896, in said cause, I shall at my office In Staun ton, Virginia on Jnly 9th,.180(1. proceed to ascertain aud report:— I.—The real estate owned by Henry T. Eid , »on, the nature and condition of the title thereto and its fee simple and annual rental value. 2.—The liens binding the same in the order of their priority. 3. -Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. F. B. Kennedy, p. q. KMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., June Bth, 1896. i. Shuey's Creditors V. Shuey's Adm'r et als. parties interested in the above styled now pending In the Circuit Court for the y of Augusta, take notice, that pursu a decree of said court entered in said May 23,1896,15ha1l at my office in Staun ton, Virginia, on July 10, 189 C, proceed to state an account showing:— I.—The real and personal estate left by Eliza A. Shuey, dec'd. 2 —The fee simple and annual rental valne of said real estate. 3.—An account of the debts against the estate of Eliza A. Shuey, dec'd, in the order of their priorities. 4.—An account of the trausactiens of Jas. F. Bowman, Adm'r of Eliza A. shuey, deceased. s.—Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENKY W. HOLT. June 10-4ts Commissioner. COMMISSIONER'S OFFICF, Staunton, Va., June Sth, 1896. Eliza M. Shepherd et als vs. Sarah O. Shepherd's Adm'r et ais. All parties interested in the above styled cause now.pending in thb Court of Hustings for the City of Staunton, Virginia, take no tice that pursuant to a decree of said court entered in said cause June Sth 18!ti, 1 shall at my office in Staunton, Virginia, on July 10th, 189G, proceed to ascertain and report:— I.—Who are the owners of the real estate la the bill mentioned, and the liens thereon In the order of their priority. 2.—Whether said real estate is susceptible of division in kind among the parties entitled thereto. 3.—Whether or not Mrs. Sarah B. Shepherd died Intestate, and if so, who, if any one, has Ii appointed her administrator and what lerty has come iuto his hands. -The debts owing by the estate of the de nt in the order of their priority. -Who are the heirs-at-law of Sarah D. dierd, deceased. -Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancery, rter liraxton, p. q. June 10-4ts \ VIRGINIA :-In the Clerk's Office of theCoort of Hustings for the City of Staunton, June 9th, 1896. ■nes R. Taylor, Jr., Guardian of z v l s. FiSUer Plaintiff, E. M. Taylor and Sarah C. Taylor, ..Defendants. in debt. The object of this suit is to recover against the defendants, the sum of $247.20 with interest thereon from October 11th, 1895, until paid and costs. And it appearing by affidavit filed that tho defendants E. M. Taylor and Sarah C. Taylor, are non-residents of this State, it is ordered that they do appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this notice, and do what is necessary to protect their interests. Teste. t NEWTON ARGENBRIGHT, Clerk. ;e & Perry, p. q. ;INIA:—In the Clerk s officeof the Court Hustings for the City of Staunton, me 9th. 1896. ;a National Bank of Staunton,-Plaintlff, mall, Defendant. IN ASSUMPSIT, ibject of this suit is to attach a fund In ids of J. Fred. Efflnger, General Recelv le Circuit Court of Augusta county, or gusta National Bank of Staunton, and to subject the same to the payment of the sunn of $384.62 with interest on 337.50 a part thereat from June 8, IMS, and on $47.12 the residue thereof from May 18, 1896, until paid, due. *,y the defendant to plaintiff, and the coat* of Id it appearing by affidavit filed that the ndant, C. S. Araall, is a non-resident of State, (bnt has estate or debts due him in the corporation of Stauutonl, it is or d that he do appear here within fifteen after due publication of this notice, and hat Is necessary to protect his Interest. NEWTON ARGIiNBSIGHT. Clerk, trick & Gordon, p. q. pOMMISSIONER'ri OFFICE, V-' Staunton, Va., June Sth, 1996. J. W. Mish's Cr ddiiors J. w'. Mlsh fet als. All parties interested in the above styled Ie now pending in the Circuit Court for ista county, take notice, that pursuant decree of said court entered in said cause 23,1896, I shall at my office in Staunton. July 9th, 189 C, ..—eed to ascertain and report:— !■—An account of the real estate of the de fendant Jno. W. Mlsh. 2.—An account of the fee simple and annual rental value of said real estate. 3.—An account of the liens binding the 3»me in the order of their priorities. 4. —Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENRY \\. HOLT, June 10-4ts Commissioner. A Handsome ISuolc on Summer Travel. The Baltimore & Ohio K. R Co. has Just issu ed a handsome book descriptive of the various summer resorts, in the mountains and by the seaside, adjacent to or reached by his system of lines. It is finely printed and illustrated by a num ber of very line cuts. Send 10 cents to Chas. tt. Scull, Gen'! Passenger Agent, Baltimore, SM, for a copy. June 10-2ts RBUMMEK VACATION TOURS. The Baltimore & Ohio R. K. Co. now has on sale at all its offices east of the Ohio River a f 11 line of tourist excursion tickets to all the lake, mountain and seashore resorts in the Eastern and Northern States and in Canada. These tickets are valid for return Journey un til October 31st. Before deciding upon your summer outing it would be well to consult the B. ft O. Book of "Routes and Rates for Summer Tours." Ali 11. &O. Ticket Agent* at principal points have them, or they will be sent upon receipt of ten cents, for postage, by Chas. O. Scnll, GenT Passenger Agent, B. St O. R. R.,. Baltimore, Md. June 10-4t« /COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, V 7 Staunton. Va., May 29th, 18*6 Dr. .1. M. Hanger vs. Jas. Keeling et als. All parties interested in the above styled cause now pending in the Court of I lust in «s for the City of Staunton, take notice that pursuant to an order of said court entered in said cause- May 9th, 1896. I shall at my office In Staunton, Virginia, on KJuly 2ml, 189G, eed to ascertain and report:— ,—The real estate owned by the defendant- X feeling situated in the CHy of Staunton.. »nd».tlon of the title thereto, and its fee le and annual rental value. 2nd. -me liens binding said real estate lm the order of their priority. 3rd.—Whether or not tlie Judgment asserted', by Dr. J. M. Hanger of any other Judgments: in this cause are valid and subsisting liens oni the real estate of said Keeling. 4th.—Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENRY W. HOLT, \ CommissiosM - . F. B. Kenu*iJy,]P. q. Jnne3-4ts PB- S»hlott'n Creditors rs. Sublett's Adm. « &»■.—Pursuant to decree of the Circuit Court for Augusta county, entered in this cause. May 26, 1896, I shall proceed, at my of fice, in Staunton, on Tuesday, July 7th, 1890, to take the follow ing accounts :— 1 —Of the assets of the estate of P. B. '.Staii- lett, dec'd. 2.—Of the fee simple and annual rental value* of the real eetate left by P. B. Sublett. 3—Of all debts against the estate r£ siaSd Sublett. 4—Of tb«transections of Charles X. Vliltner as Atimiuiwtrator of P. H. .sublett. » [s.—Of tiie.assets Of the late firm of, I*. 13. Sub lett & Sou. 6.—Of the indebtedness of the said Urm of P. B Sublett & Son. 7.—Of the standing of said firm withitsmem bers, l\ li. Sublett and S. 11. Sublett. and "of - the standim- or said members of sakl firm with each other." JOS. A. WADDELL, _ „ _ Commissioner. J. M. Quarles, p. q. June 3-4ts "VTOTICE-TO THE HOLDERS OF BONDS OF Xl THE CITY OF STAUNTON, VA. The coupon and manuscript bonds of the- City ot Staunton, Va., described-below, being sublect te call, notice is hereby given that they will be paid upon presentation at the banking house of Tovvnsend Scott & Son, Baltimore Maryland, or the office of the City Treasurer : Nsaid city, on the llrst day of July. 1896, at; ich time the interest on same will cease: c coupon bond. No. 88, for $1,000, dated nly Ist, 18TB, bearing 8 per cent, inter est, payable July Ist. 1808, redeemable at the pleasure of the city council af ter expiration of 20 years from date of bond ( S I MO Twelve coitpon bonds, Nos. into lffi in clusive, $1,000, each dated July Ist. 1891, payable July Ist. IfJJL, redeem^ Ile at the pleastisu of.Uia city coun after expiration of .-> years from te of bond j» qqq bond, .N0..i11.', at $■)«), dated Jul,-Ist' 1, payable July Ist, 1921, redeem. le at the pleasure of the city coun after expiration of 5 years from "ivJ' oll^s ' * os - 1:!1 to inclusive, s °° $1,000 each, dated July Ist I*9l sable July 1rt,1921, redeemable at ! pleasure-f the city council after [iiratiou or I years from date of bond snonn One manuscript bond for "sirii t\]itn\ ' w July Ist. 1891, payable July Ist ?wn j redeemable lrt the pleasure of the. ity | counc 1 after the expiration of 5 year* fiom date or bond. Interest on this bond will cease on July Ist, IW6 -n> Also one manuscript bond for SUM dated July 23. Mil, payable July st 1921, redeemable at the pleasure of the city council after the expirat on of ! years from date of bond Interest on this bond will cease on July 2%-a, J!!Mt ,, Treasurer of the'ci TA HOGli