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WEDNESDAY, AUttUST 5. MOCRATIC TICKET. For President, WM. JENNINGS BRYAN,, of Nebraska. For Vice President, ARTHUR SEWALL, of- Maine. For Congress—Tenth District, H. D. FLOOD, of Appomattox. The Staunton Daily News a would be moulder of thought, has the moulds ready but lacks the thought. • » • . , Won't it be terrible when men who have had no work for years, find their wages reduced on account of free sil ver ? « —♦—• The cause of democracy has been greatly strengthened lately by the de sertion from the party of the Staunton Daily News. ♦ m ♦ The noses of some of the delegates to the Amherst convention were red dened by the trip. Amherst C. H. is in the red clay belt. "The silver cloud which was then I no bigger than a man's hand, but now has darkened the whole heavens over our land," is an extract from the Richmond Times' editorial,-Be« Hill on Silver, in its issue of the 31st of July, and we reprint it on account of its ac curacy, and beauty of metaphor, as well as poetic merit. ii> ■ Will some of our "honest dollar ex changes please give us the definition of "honest dollar" as they use it? And if their columns are Dot too much crowded thereby will they also define for us the term "sound money"? Kind ly tell us what an honest dollar is made of. The Richmond Times would great ly oblige us, by so doing. A number of goldbug papers have actually printed the threats of Mr. In galls and Mr. Axtell about discharging workmen, not building a depot in Richmond, and stopping all improve ments. We are going to elect Bryan. Will our readers remember these threats and see how many of them are carried out after the election. The statement was made in these columns yesterday that the accumu lated stock of silver money in the world is $4,000,000,000, besides the iin mense amount of silver bullion in In dia and China.—Staunton Daily News 31 July. Will the News state in ounces what constitutes the immense amount of silver bullion in India and China, giv ing its authority ? I m a The Richmond Times called the Am herst Convention, which nominated Flood, a "gang." This was very un called for, decidedly unjust, and in every sense untrue. That convention was composed of about a» decent a set of Virginians as the Times has ever as sociated with, though possibly not so select as present company. The Time* you know is now only associating with Capt. Cainm Patterson, of Bucking ham, got hold of the red hot end of the poker when he tackled Harry Tucker at Amherst 0. H. last Thurs day. The next morning he challenged Mr. Tucker through the columns of the Lynchburg News to an "immor tal" combat, a combat of words. He says :— "I now dare him to discuss theques tion of free silver and the Chicago platform with me before any audienceß in Virginia, he to select the time and place, and to have the opening and conclusion." Those who saw Capt. Patterson speak in the State Convention held here in June know, that whilst Harry might have the opening, he never would get the conclusion. E learn that there is now a natic movement on the part of ids, manufacturers, and many other powers, to ascertain the senti ment of their employees with refer ence to the money question. A circu lar is sent to each, with the request that it be filled out and returned. Of course a failure to answer the ques tions asked, or to answer them iv fa vor of silver means something. A trip over one of the leading roads during the last week has developed to our mind that this is one of the most dan gerous movements, eve"r made by cor porations in the interest of the gold people. To our astonishment, the em ployees on that line, were bold in their expressions, and were also nearly ten to one in favor of free silver. They were much outraged by the circular and declared in no uncertain tones, that their time belonged to the com pany but their principles were their Review says the silver movement "pro poses to convert our free intelligent republic, into a form of government as little swayed by reason and virtue, as was the late Chicago mob, misnamed a Democratic Convention, which de liberately year 1896, undertook to organize the solid South with a few States of the West, to menace the property and prosperity of the North and East, by as wicked a movement as that after which it was deliberately patterned, the Southern rebellion of 1861." This is just the kind of fuel with which to run the campaigu en gine. Put a "nigger" on the safety valve, roll in the anarchy and rebel lion rosin and Mr. Chandler will see millionaires and gold bugs scattered by an explosion, which will shake not only the home of the Shylocks, but burst the bands of protection, and sweep trusts, and combines, forever from the face of the earth. Call us REBELS, call us ANARCHISTS, call our assemblies GANGS and MOBS,, parade your own honesty, and damn us as thieves, and your doom is sealed. No quarter will be asked and none I will be given. You invite your own ruin aud if it come, none will be loj Those who seek pretexts for not lik ing the Chicago platform have of course found them, and these same Rid find a pretext for not" liking the commandments and the Lord's yer. But when their indignation , wells up.because of strictures upon our Supreme and other Federal courts it makes one tired. The 5 article of the Republican platform of 18G0, the plat form in fact upon which all Republi canism has been based, which may be appropriately termed the Koran of the I party, denounced the Democratic party for its attempted wrongs "through the intervention of Congress and of the Federal courts." Judges of the courts should always be held in respect, but they are only men. We know that many crimes have been committed by judges. The Saviour was condemned, Socrates re quired to drink the poisonous hem lock, Sir Thomas Moore beheaded, Latimer and John Rodgers burned as heretics, Jeffries dipped England in blood. Witches were hung in Massa chusetts under judicial decrees, and Mrs. Surrat murdered judicially, with in our own memory. It was the stock in trade of the Republicans to de nounce the Supreme court for its de cision in the Dred Scott case, and so great a man as Chas. Summer once said: "1 hold judges and especially the Supreme court of the country in much respect, but I am too familiar with the history of Judicial proceed ings to regard them with supersticious reverence," and in the next breath he denounced the Supreme court because he said "it lent its sanction to the unutterable atrocity of the Fugitive Slave Law." The Position'of the News. The question has been asked wheth er or not the News intends to support the man nominated by the so called Democratic Convention held at Chi cago, and we reply most emphatically, we do not. The above announcement was made by the Staunton Daily News on the 29, and as strange as it may seem, the sun has risen at the appointed time every day since. Mr. H. D. Flood the Nominee. Our readers will see elsewhere that the Democratic Congressional Conven- i tion of this district on last Thursday, nominated Hon. H. D. Flood.of Appom- , attox Co., as the candidate for Con gress. Since.Mr. Tucker would not stand for re-nomination, nothing could have inured more to the interest 01 the cause than Mr. Flood's nomina tion. There were other aspirants, but the logic of the situation pointed strongly to Mr. Flood from the start, and he was chosen on the second bal lot. Mr. Flood is a young man of great promise, indefatigable in energy, a loyal and consistent advocate of sil ver, in full sympathy and accord with the Chicago platform, of splendid tal ent, at present honored by a seat in the Senate of Virginia, held high in the estimation of his people, and fear less in his advocacy of right. He is younger by a few years than Mr. Tuck er, is physically and mentally able to make a thorough canvass and his nom ination reflects great credit in his dis trict and party. Having for many successive terms' held the office on this side of the Dis trict, that is west of the Blue Ridge, it was but right that it go to the east ern side, provided that side furnished a suitable candidate. This it has done in the person of Mr. Flood and his triumphant election is assureu. Mr. Tucker V> ithdrew. At the convention held at Amheiti C. H. on last Thursday for this Dis tnct the Hon. H. St. Ueo. Tucker, the present Congressmen, withdrew from the race. His difficulty was that he could not conscientiously advocate the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Mr. Tucker has always spoken and worked for silver, but he has fixed upon a larger ratio; to wit 20 to 1. He does not think the United States can maintain the parity of the two metals at as low a ratio as 16 to 1, and not believing this he would not go upon the stump and advocate it. In withdiawing from the race Mr. Tucker was peculiarly happy. He made one of the most taking and sensible speeches of his life, and even those who opposed him, could not help being pleased with his courage and consistency. He was cheered to the echo, by foes as well as friends, and demonstrated beyond cavil or dispute that had he made the fight upon the Chicago platform, or had he sunk the differences between him and his party that day, and promised an honest and faithful effort, to carry out the wishes of the party as express ed in that platform, whether they exactly coincided with his own or not, he could have been nominated then aud there, notwithstanding all the opposition that had been mustered against him. His withdrawal was not from fear of losing the nomination, and nobody need lay this flattering miction to his soul. Ho will work for the presidential ticket and also stump this disirict in behalf of Mr. Flood. H_nry Clews anil Co. Report. "During the past week, affairs iv Wall Sireet have shown a steadier tone. The action of the banks in strengthening the Treasury reserve and of the foreign bankers in combin ing to prevent the export of gold have at least had the effect of assuring timid people who feared some inline diate catastrophe." This points a story. Those who are cajoled into believing that the bank ers do not make or break this country need only read the above stateuieuf. The report from which we extract the above, is our regular weekly report from this great New York banking house, and bears date August 1 bring ing the situation down to that date. Now we find the banks "strengthening the Treasury" and "foreign bankers combining to prevent the export of gold." Not long ago they were all raiding the treasury. Why this change? Dull and stupid as are the people they have found out the bankers thimble rigging game, and the money power which is a compact throughout the woild, is in league now to save itself, just as it was in league a few mouths ago to loot the treasury. This looting (must be stopped and we are on the • i-.], r«*d. Free and unlimited coin age of j-ilver which that power so much dreads, is the cure for thi» evil. STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER For the first time in years the bank | ere and money sharks, have recalled j the fact that there are laborers in this country, whose wages need protection. Estimate in Which the News is Held. Editor Spectator .— Dear Sir: The town of Clifton Forge is de luged with gratuitous copies of the "Staunton Daily News." 1 suppose they are sent out as a medium of edu cating the masses by some charitably disposed and philanthropic politician. I wish to call your attention to an ed itorialinthe issue of July 29th, in which it says that "the News will not support the nominees of the Chicago Convention." 1 write to ask by whom are these papers sent out, and in whose interest are they circulated? The Democrats of Clifton Forge are indignant at having the opinions of the News thrust upon them and many of them refuse to take it from the of flee. We do not know what influences are behind the News, the same we sup pose which control literature of that character in other parts of the coun try, viz, gold, and we presume it is in that interest they are pressed upon the people. The millions know they have a great fight before them, the money power, and protection, are let ting loose the dogs of war, their mil lions will exert a wonderful influence in some quarters and their plans seem to be to subsidize the press. The pa per of which the writer speaks will not in our opinion hurt the cause of silver, first because few will read it, second because it is not convincing, and third because the average man picks his own newspaper, and does not care to have his home polluted with cast off rubbish, or noxious or effete matter thrust into it possibly with sinister motives or evil design. The paper may answer some purpose. Try it for I lighting the kitchen stove^. Congressional Convention. I State Senator H. D. Flood was nom inated for Congress by the~ democrats j of the tenth district on last Thursday, 30th of July. The convention was called to order at Amherst Court House at 12 o'clock by Mr. Joseph Button, K-inan of the district committee, reported Hon. A. G. Preston, of tourt, as temporary chairman, C. J. Campbell, of Amherst, as temporary secretary and Thomas Kivlighan, of Augusta, as temporary sergeant at-arms, all of whom were unanimously elected. Committees on resolutions, permanent organization a»d credentials were appointed. The report of the committee on permanent organization was that Col. Robert Catlett, of Rockbridge, be made per manent chairman and that Messrs. Campbell and Kivlighnn retain the places of secretary and sergeautat arms, to which they had been tempor arily appointed, was adopted. A considerable contest arose in regard to seating W. A. Allen of Alleghany who held a proxy from one of the Alleghany delegates. This grew so warm that a compromise was made which was to the effect that Capt. Reinhart, a duly accredited delegate from Alleghany, be allowed to cast the entire vote of that county. This oyer the permanent organization took place and the Chicago platform adopted as the platform of the body. Nominations were then in order. It having become generally known that Hon. H. St. Geo. Tucker would not accept the nomination on a 16 to 1 platform, a resolution was put and carried allowing that gentlemen and any other candidates to address the Kline. Mr. Tucker soon appeared was vociferously applauded. He nted the stand and in plain and juivocal language delined his position. His speech was very happy and excited much applause and made him many friends. As we expect to publish the speech hereafter or numerous extracts from it, we will not undertake a synopsis of it here. Alter Mr. Tucker Judge Fitzpatrick of Nelson, spoke, he was followed by Mr. Flood, and Col. Wm. B. Pettit of Fluvanna, aspirants for Congressional honors. When these had ended nominations were, at once, begun, Mr. (J. J. Camp bell of in nomination. Judge Dillard of the same county. Mr. Edmund Hubard nominated Mr. Flood. Mr. James K. Gait nominated Col. Wm. B. Pettit. Judge Thompson Brown nominated Judge Fitzpatrick. The nominations of most of the candidates were seconded in well chosen remarks especially that of Mr. Flood, the speeches of Mi. Wm. M. Cabell of Appomattox, and Mr. B. W. L. Blauton of Cumberland, being particularly, ornate and effective. Mr. Blanton who is a farmer of Cumber land, displayed unusual finish in dic tion and choice of expression. A ballot was taken which resulted as follows: Flood 94, Fitzpatrick 56, Dil lard 29, Pettit 41. Upon the announce ment of the vote, the name of Judge Dillard was dropped, and the second ballot resulted: Flood 106, Fitzpatrick 34, Pettit 20. The Flood men were joyous and gay and Mr. Flood was called to the hall and made a brief speech. Of the Staunton delegates Mr. Joseph A. Glasgow was chairman of the com mittee on resolutions, and Mr. Thomas Kivlighan was sergeant at-arms. Save the little spat over the Alle ghany delegation, the convention was harmonious, and the best feeling prevailed throughout. There were a number of amusing incidents, and Capt. Camm Patterson of Bucking ham, the man whom a wag stated had discovered the first silver mine in the world, and was the promulgator of the first iaeas on free and unlimited coin age, made a speech in which he-made mention of his efforts in this behaif. The Commissioner of Internal Rev enue states that the receipts from all sources of internal revenue for the year, aggregated $140,830,615, being an increase of $3,584,537 over the last fiscal year. The sources of revenue were: Spirits $80,070,070, an increase of $807, 443; tobacco $30,711,020, an increase of $1,000,731; fermented liquors $33 784, --235, an increase of $2,143,017 Oleo margarine, etc., $1,219,432. a decrea-e of $189,778: banks anti bankers $134 85, an increase of $134.85; and miscellane ous $445,113, a decrease of $183,800. ♦ m ♦ -* A bolting newspuper iv Richmond says "it will remain democratic." Why certainly; but it will do all it can to de feat the ticket nominated by the na tional democratic party. General Ma hone said he was a democrat when his vote e.avc the republicans control of the U. 8. Senate.— Alex, Gazette, Death of a Noted Southern General. Richmond, Va., July 30.—General K. E. Colston, who was an officer in the Confederate army, and at one time commanded the Stonewall brig ade, died at the Soldiers' Home here yesterday. He was in his 71st year. General Colston served six years in the Egyptian army, and received the decoration of the knight commander of the Turkish Order of Oshmanish for distinguished services. General Colston was born in France. His fath er was an American, who married a French lady. The family early came to this country, and young Colston finished his education at the Virginia Military Institute. He was elected a professor in that institution, and serv ed there for ten years prior to the war. Stonewall Jackson was a member of the faculty all this time. The following statement has been made in regard to Gen. Colston, and is believed to be true. The elder Cols ton lived much in Paris, and was a man of great wealth and large busi ness interests, which required him to come often to America and remain for long persods. Whilst Mr. Colston was in America, a French woman of great beauty had called on Mrs. Colston asking assistance. She learned that the French woman was the widow of a French general, that she expected soon to give birth to a child and this was why she had so humiliated her self as to ask aid. Mrs. Colston at once conceived the idea of deceiving her husband, so she wrote him that a child would soon be borne to them, and at once provided for the French woman. Mr. Colston did not arrive in Pfor some months after the birth joy, but was overwhelmed with re was a man of large means, immediate heir upon whom it ileseend. The child soon show llect of no ordinary character, and was remarkably handsome. Ev ery thing that wealth could do to cul tivate, refine and educate him was When in his graduating year at the V. M. I. Mrs. Colston became ill, and finding she conld not live- seemed afraid to die with the secret in her iso she called her husband to Iside and related to him the i he heard it he fell into the iolent passion. He immedia'e c to Gen. Francis Smith the ndant that the boy was not his 1 he would have nothing fur do with him, nor wouM he pay ug further toward his eduea- Gen. Smith, however, told Colston that he might remain the session and graduate, and led to him the situation. Col d graduate, was appointed sub or the next session, and taught school until the war broke out, le enlisted in the Confederate and rose rapidly to the rank of General. He never so far as >c learned, sought his French ■ or thought of putting aside me of Colston. He is said to een nerved by the incident to r activity and seemed deter to do more for the Colston name ny of the name had ever done i. He was a man of splendid al appearance, great personal y and much refinement and lg. Ed. Spkctator. j "In God We Trust." From the Richmond Times. That fifty cents of silver dust Will make a dollar good and just, From wheels of labor take the rust, (rive poor men bread in place of crust. But if the Lord should not agree, To sanction such dishonesty, In what a precious quandary. Would we, the people, surely be, For putting on our coins, you see, "In God we trust." Gold-Bug. In Silver We Trust, How sweet the little "Gold-Bug" sings With dust upon its yellow wings, Its English drawl, and diamond rings And all that wealth and fortune brings. But if the people should agree, To down the aristocracy, In what a precious quandary. Would he, the little gold-bug be, Who his si long held monarchy , By inorcgage deeds, as mortgagee, Laid on the poor man's home, you see, And takes the poor man's only crust, By closing out those "deeds in trust." Silverite. A man buys a silver, gold or lead mine or an oil well he has never seen, and it makes him a millionaire. —That's luck. A man bffys a yearling at a trotting Sttle for #5 that in its three-year form develops a 2 06i gait.—That's judg ment. A man takes a hammer worth 60 cents, and makes $1.85 per day .—That's labor. A man takes a farm worth $5 an acre, and by hiß labor and knowledge makes it worth $50 an acre.—That's farming. A man takes a piece of steel worth 15 cents and makes of it watch springs worth $100.—That's skill. Tennyson took a worthless sheet Of paper, wrote a poem on it, and made it worth $65,000.—That's genius.—That's genius, A merchant buys an article worth 75 cents and sells it for $I.—That's busi ness. Vauderbilt wrote a few words on a sheet of paper and it was worth $5, --000,000.—That's capital. The United States bought an ounce of gold (such as cannibals worship) stamped on it an "Eagle Bird," and it is worth §20.—That's money. When the United States takes 53 cents' worth of silver bullion and puts E Piuribus Unum on it, sayinsr, legis latively, "THIS IS A DOLLAR." WILL it be a dollar at home and abroad? Will it be the dollar the other fellow wants? Is it the dollar YOU want? That's A question Whenever the United States can't make a dollar that is a dollar, then nobody else need try. When it says "this is a dollar." That is the dollar we want, and if the other fellow don't want it he needn't take it.—Now that's a fact. * a> » Greenbrier White Sulphur, W. Va., July 31.—The most notable hap peningsat "The White" this season has the convocation of college youths from the prominent colleges ami universities of the country in the annual convention of the "Beta Theta Pi" fraternity, one of the oldest and Urgest of tlie Greek letter societies. The convention met on Tuesday, and has been ill session each day. It will come to a close to night with the "annua! banquet," for which laVrsh provision has been made. On Wednes day evening Hon. John S. Wise, now of New York city, an alumnus of the B. T. P., delivered the animal address, having come on for the special pur pose, arriving that morning, and returning on the 12 o'clock night train. Thomas B. Reed made his first speech in behalf of McKinley and sound money [in Albert, Me., Wednesday. Grain Trade and Crops. The Cincinnati Price-Current of last | Thursday says:— "The prevailing influences of the past j week relating to crop conditions j brought about little in the way of betterment of the situation and pros pects, and considerable of an unfavor able nature, of which the more notable instances include injury from moisture to harvested grain remaining in the fields in the central regions, delay in threshing operations, interference with the hay harvest aud impairment of the quality, and injury to potatoes in some sections. There has been much of rainfall, aud the excessive moisture has done more injury than good so far as present conditions indi cate. ation, the winter wheat indications are not enlarged as to yield, and probably will prove the opposite, while the quality is developing less favorably. The aggregate yield can not be expect ed to exceed last year, and is likely to fall somewhat short, while the quality will contrast quite unfavorably with last year. The spring wheat condi tions in the Northwest are irregular, much of it very delicient, some very satisfactory—as a whole, this portion of the crop is hardiy maintaining the expectations held two or three weeks ago,, and the outcome can not reason ably be expected to exceed three fourths of last year's production; the quality to a large extent promises to be satisfactory. The oats crop has had a serious cur tailment in yield and lowering of qual ity. Much of the crop in Ohio and Indiana is good; in Illinois is disap pointing and deficient in yield; in lowa light in yield and in weight of the grain; in Missouri a poor crop, and in Kansas a short crop. The present position of the corn crop is nearly all that could be reasonably asked for, and unlesa positively un favorable conditions develop later on the crop will be an exceptionally large one- Our returns from the Northwest confirm the view that the wheat crop is decidedly deficient, and that the Dakotas and Minnesota may be ex pected to fall fully 25 per cent short of last year. Harvesting operations have begun and in some localities are well underway in South Dakota and south ern portions of Minnesota. The qual ity of wheat is generally satisfactory. The entire production of spring wheat is apparently not likely to ex ceed about 175,000,000 bushels, aud of winter wheat 275.000,000, or a total of approximately 450,000,000, so for as preseut indications suggest. In the wheat trade there has been 1 displayed more of confidence and ton 1 siderable activity, with a tendency unward in prices most of the week, closing with quite a decided gain, 2ia 2fc. at Chicago, compared with a week ' ago. Evidently the trade is beginning to accept the evidences of disappoint i merits in yield, which have been more or less apparent steadily with the ' progress of the crop tbe past two months or more. With the deficient yield is the unfortunate fact of poor ; quality to a large extent. The glowing reports in regard to the 1 corn crop, and indications that the ! old stocks will be more liberally I moved, have had a weakening influ i enco in the corn market, and this grain has declined l|c for September 1 at Chicago, compared with a week 1 ago. > September wheat at Chicago closed , lc below tho highest point of the week, 2ic above the lowest point, and 21c higher than a week ago. s Corn at Chicago for September clos ) ed 2c below the" highest point of the 1 I week, jc above the lowest point of the BRYAN'S GRADUATION ORATION. "Character" Was the Subject of His Adduess Delivered in Illinois College. [By telegraph to the N. Y. Herald.l Lincoln, Neb., July 26.—Mr. Bryan's campaign biography has the gradua tion oration and valedictory address which he delivered in Illinois College, Jacksonville, June 2, 1881. The subject was "Character." I have made a few extracts, which give an idea of Mr. Bryan's style at that period. The oration and valedictory would fill a column and a half of the Herald. "It is said of the ermine that it will suffer capture rather than allow pollution to touch its glossy coat, but take away that coat and the animal is worthless. We have ermines in higher life, those who love display. The de sire to seem rather than to be is one of the faults which our age. as well as other ages, must deplore. "Napoleon swept like a destroying angel over almost the entire Eastern world, evincing a military geuius un surpassed, still marvellous in its per feetion, and a courage which savors almost of rashness, yet ever demon strated the wisdom of its dictates. For a while he seemed to have robbed fortune of her secret, and bewildered nations gazed in silence while he turned the streams of success accord ing to his vacillating whims. "If each day we gather some new truths, plant ourselves more firmly upon principles which are eternal, guard every thought aud iiction, that it may be pure, and conform our lives more clearly to that perfect model, we shall form a character that will be a fit background on which to paint the noblest deeds and grandest intellectual and moral achievements. "Character is the entity, the individ uality of the person, shining from every window of the soul, either as a beam of purity or as a clouded ray that betrays the impurity within. The contest between light and dark ness, right and wrong, goes on day by day, hour by hour, moment by mo ment, while our characters are being formed, and this is the all important question which comes to us in accents ever growing fainter as we journey from the cradle to the grave. Shall those characters be good or bad?" The catch of 28 Canadian vessels en gaged in catching seals in Japanese! waters for the season just closed was over 18,000, while the catch of Auieri- j can and other vessels in those waters swelled the total to 25,524. The Character of Bryan's Eloquence. Judge J. H. Broady, of tho Lincoln Bar,_who was for two terms District Judge of the First Judicial District of Nebraska, and who, at the close of his second term, declined the unanimous nomination of the Democratic party for the Supreme Court of Nebraska, says of William J. Bryan: His eloquence is distinctly intellect l adorned with the graces of ih toricand j oratory. It is not of the kind which j influences the passions. It'does not 1 arouse pity, bias, prejudice, auger, or vengeance by playing on the feelings, i or tearing a passion to tatters. Its ten dency is rather to awaken intellect, I argument, and reasoning by eouipari son and from cause to effect. He is not a blatherskite, and cannot talk well; unless he has something to say. His leading ctv-iracferistic is exceed ing clearness of intellect and marvel lous ability to clothe his thoughts in language. In doing so he often does for his auditors whit they have been . vainly trying to do for themselves, and ! thereby becomes their oracle. This he ! oid at the Chicago convention. He[ may be called a prodigious thinker on ' his feet. He does not arouse the emo- | tions or affections Tike Clay. He does not. awaken the spirit of ridi cule like Corwin. He does not inflame the combativeness to crush like Don- [ glas. But he impresses his arguments ' more clearly on the intellect than either ' of (hem His rank at the bar is about same as the three distinguish-d orators that I have named. When the currency question was I under discussion in England, nearly fifty years ago, a writer in Blackwood s Magazine took the same view that Hume did nearly a hundred years be fore, that in every age of the world prices have been increased by an in crease of money, such increase enhanc in" the reward of industry, by holding j out the prospect to the industrial classes of increased ability to consume. "Political economists," he says, "may preach to us of the evils of inflated I currencies and depreciated money, but! so long as an ample currency, be it composed of what it may, keeps indus try employed, the result must be in creasing capital and its diffusion among the masses, whilst its opposite, a restricted currency, must be an ac cumulation of wealth in the hands of the few, and the decrease in the social scale of the many. More money means more reward for industry and art, more products and more created eapi tal. whilst mouetary restriction means industry neglected, its rewards con lis cated, tbe tew rolling in wealth, and the many sinking into poverty." There is nothing new under the sun, nor is there anything new that hasn't been old - A Briluiant Officer Df.\d.—Gen. I I Raleigh K. Colston, who died at the ' Confederate Soldiers' Home, in Rich mond, Wednesday, won distinction as a military leader in two hemispheres. A contemporary of Stonewall Jackson as a professor at the Virginia Military Institute, he entered the Confederate army at the beginning of the civil war and soon demonstrated his capacity as a brilliant and dashing soldier. After the war, iv company with other Amer ican officers, he accepted an offer from the Khedive of Egypt and rendered such valuable service as to gain special recognition and reward. General Col ston was a forcible and ready writer and in the lafter part of his life contri buted to the magazines and press many articles which attracted wide attention. As for ourselves, after reviewing the action of the republican party in past years, we have-come to the conclusion that we can stand free silver better than we can stand a prohibitory tariff, force bills, centralized government, Federal officials presiding at our polls and numberless other blessings the republicans would shower on us with a liberal haud if they ever have the power. For a verification of the above facts we refer you to the proceedings of the 54th Congress where democrats have been unseated by a partisan Congress and resolutions introduced to investigate Southern elections, and then vote for McKinley if you can.— Clinch Valley News. It is understood that the republican committee of Alabama will re-place the two negro electors with white re publicans, in order to make the Mc- Kinley dose more palatable to bolting democrats. The negroes will doubtless applaud such aetion.— Charlottesville Progress. It is gratifying to record that for the eleven months ending with last May the exports from the United States amounted in value to $206,591,691, which is an increase of $40,000,000 over the same period in the previous year. If the month of June shows even fair figures, it is calculated that the total for the whole of the fiscal year of 1896 will be $40,000,000 greater than that of any other year in the history of the country. This ought to encourage the S" i somewhat. The increase is not foreign competition at home,.as erb protectionists so vehemently jecause most of the articles ex I are those which come under the tive sections of the Wilson Bill. It simply shows that the United States are beginning to assume their normal function as a great manufacturing na tion. It is unnatural for us to be re ceiving more than we send out, and the fact that we have done so lor such a long period proves that the policy of Republican protection has been throt tlin" the country. — Norfolk Land- Losses by the West Virginia Floods. Cumberland, Md., July 27.—Word from Bayard, \V. Va., on the West Vir ginia Central Railroad, states that a portion of the town was under six feet of wa*er eariy Saturday morning and that over two hundred people were compelled to move from their homes. The railroad bridge and the Middlesex tannery bridge were both washed away. The Middlesex Leather Com pany lost bark valued at $4,000. The total loss is placed at $20,000. The loss to tee railroad company and all inter ested affected by the flood along the West Virginia Central is placed at $809,000. Virginia Students to Bryan.— Immediately after Mr. Bryau had been nominated at Chicago the summer class at the University of Virginia telegraph ed congratulations, as follows: "As a body of young men to a young man, as A class of young lawyers to a young lawyer, the summer class of the Uni versity of Virginia, ninety strong, send you their most hearty congratula tions." The following reply was received from Mr. Bryan: "I thank you for your good wishes so kindly expressed. I trust that your connection with the University founded by Thomas Jeffer son may lead you to imitate the publio virtues of the founder of democracy in America." (signed) "W. J. BRi'AN." Parkehsbukg, W. Va , July SO.— That portion of West Virginia lying in Gilinore and Lewis counties aud west of Harrison was again visited by terrible floods last night and this morning. The fifth division of the B. & O. is again tied up, the trouble beiufi mainly in the vicinity of West Union. Last night No. "4 east bound train entered the West Union tunnel, when the engineer discovered the bridge at the other end was swept away. He attempted to back out, but found the tunnel had caved in behind him, and as a result the train and j passengers were compelled to remain liv the tunuel all night. This morning [ the -obstructions were cleared away and the train was released, returning to this city. Today a landslide filled a deep cut near West Union, again stop ping traffic. Traffic between Lera and Grafton cannot be resumed for two or three days. Sistersville.was badly damaged by the storm, streets being washed out, &c. Total damage about $00,t00. Changes Among IS. and O. Officials. J. V. Patton, general superintendent of the Pittsburg division, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, lias resigned to de vote his entire attention to the affairs | to the Pittsburg and Western Railway, i of which he is also general superinten- I dent. The jurisdiction of Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald, genera! superintendent of , the Philadelphia and main stem divi sions of the Baltimore and Ohio, has | been extended over the Pittsburg di vision and branches. Mr. Fitzgerald's headquarters are at Camden Station. A CO.VII'LIIIEJN'T TO FITZHUGU LEE. ; -Richmond, Va-, July 30. —Gen. Brad ; ley T. Johnson was hero for a few hours today for the first time tance his return from Cuba. He speaks in the . highest terms of Consul Hen. Fitzhugh i Lee. - This official, Gen. Johnson says, ! has developed in the conduct of his [ delicate semi plomatie, duties far more 1 ability than he was credited by many ] with possessing. Gen. Johuson pre dicts that when Gen. Lee's work is completed and its results are fully appreciated it will place that gentle mau iv an enviable position as a man of diplomacy and far seeing judgment. Gen. Johnson thinks Lee is too big a mvi for the Havana consulship and ought to be given a place as minister to Madrid. 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Apply for catalogue to Mrs. JOSErH WINSTON, Principal. TO TEACHERS.— Buildings of a most suit able nature for the establishment of a school located at Huntersville, Pocahontas I county, W. Va., are for rent or sale. The peo ple are prosperous and it is a splendid oppor tunity for any enterprising teacher. For fur ther particulars, address this Office. ~LAW SCHOOL I WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. Lexington, Virginia. Opeu3 Sept. 10. For catalouge address JOHN RANDOLPH TUCKER, Dean. July 15-lts MARY BAIDWINTeSIaEY FOR YOUNG LADIES. STAUNTON. VIRGINIA. Term begins Sept. ad, 1896. Located in Shenan doan Valley of Virginia. Unsurpassed climate grounds and appointments. Hoard, etc., with full English course, $2>o, Music, Languages, I Elocution. Art, Book keeping, and Physical Culture, extra. Pupils enter any time. Write for Catalogue. Examination of Teachers. Ali persons wishing to teach in the public schools of Augusta county not now holding a certificate of said county in full force for the current year will be required to stand the ex amination. Persons not in the county, but wishing to teach in Au&usta, may take the examination where convenient, provided they have their papers sent to the Superintendent of Augusta county lor examination and grading. The examination will be held for white teachers in Public School Buildm? No. 1 in Staunton on August 11th and 12th: for colored I teachers in Building No. 2, August 13th and 14th. Examination will begin promptly at 9 o'clock a. m. if teachers are late, the loss will be theirs. ltespactfally, E. O. PEALE, Supt. July 29-ats Augusta County Schools. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. \\7ANTiSD Two reliable men to sell fruit TV trees, &c„ iv the county. THOMAS J. HARMAN, Landes' Stable. Commissioners' Sale. By virtue of a decree entered in the causifof Grooms, Ei!a E. vs. Grooms, Thos. W., Exor., &c, entered on the »>th day of November, 1805, El, as commissioners appointed for the c proceed on Monday. August 34tli, 1896, -day) to sell at public auction to the t bidder, in front of the court-house in y of Staunton, that certain tract of attaining by estimation 00 acres situ i the valley Turnpike, about one mile ast of Mt. Sidney, In Augusta county, being the tract of laud of which the late Thos. W. Grooms died seized and possessed, upon the following terms, to-wit:- - Enough cash in hand to pay costs of suit ais.l sale, and the remainder upon a credit of six. twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four mouths from the date of Male, with interest from the date of sale, the purchaser giving bond with approved personal security for the deferred Instalments of purchase-money, and the title retained as ultimate security. JAMES lIUMGAUDNEH, Jr., CHARLES CUWRV, : —OP TIIK CRIMORA M iNtJAKESE MINES. In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court ot Augusta county, rendered in the case of the I American Manganese Company rs. The Vir ginia Manganese Company on the 14th day of May, lS'.Hi, tlie undersigned Commissioners, will proceed in front of the court house in Staun ton, on Thursday, the 3rd day of Septeiulaer, 18!ui, , to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, i that valuable mining property, kno'vn as the Crimora Manganese Mines, near Criniora Sta tion on the Norfolk and Western It. 11. in Au gusta county, Virginia. The tract consists of about :200 aerts of land, and the Manganese mines thereon have been among the most! noted In the world. The ore Is of good quality, and ha 3 always found a ready nia/ket. A new' shaft has recently been sunk on the prop erty and a large amount of ore is in sigiit. A branch railroad connects the mines with the , Norfolk and Wustern K. R. TERMS OF SALE :—Cash in hand to pay the . costs of suit and of sale, and any amount due 1 for taxes on the property and unpaid, and as to the residue on credits ot one, two and throe E instalments, bearing Interest, to execute bonds with approved c deferred payments, and the ined as ultimate security. RICHARD P. HELL. A. C. GORDON. Commissioners f the Circuit Court of Augusta wit: 'oodward. Clerk of the Court certify that Itichard P. Bell lias ioud required by decree of sale y cause of American Manganese . Manganese Co. now pending my hand this 4th day of August JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. | A Deception Easily l'racUsei. is the offer of a reward for "any ease of catarrh not cured" by certain "cures" or "blood medicines." Noth ing is said regarding the number of bottles required, ami therein lies the deception. The makers of Ely's Cream j Balm, have never resorted to such de- : yices. Cream Balm is an elegant prep i aration, agreeable to use, and imiue- | diate in its beneficial results. It onves I catarrh. You can rely upon the fact: that it contains no mercury nor other | injurious drug. 50 ets.. The Tarles Tt-KMED on Watson. —"We love you, Billy, but your company.'' This was one of the significant "T. K. W." paragraphs that appeared a few days ago in the Peoples Party- Paper, edited by Mr. Watson. At that time he was fighting for a. straight middle of the road policy at St. Louis, and if he had any aspirations to a place on the national ticket he did not tliink, perhaps, that he would be the running mate of Billy Bryan, to whom reference was nntde. But how "chickens come home to reostr*- Unconsciously Mr. Watson's humor ous epithet was soon to apply to him self and the jokemaker is now merry. The close friends of Mr. Watson have twitted him no little, but despite the fact that he is a candidate for the second highest office in the gift of the people, he is fond of amusement and doesn't try to look really serious. He takes iE good naturedly and admits that it is the first practical joke of the campaign and a good one. "We love you, Billy, but your company." And Watson is the "com pany."— Atlanta Journal. Spain so much fears a mutiny that the great body of reinforcements to be despatched to" Cuba in August will be sen." unarmed, other vessels taking their equipments. . giOO Reward, §100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Ball'- Catarrh Cure is the on! v positive cine now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a eons.itat.on_l disease, requires aeon sti tut tonal treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting direct ly upon the bloo.i and mucous surfaces of the system. thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the cob'stiiufion aud owisl ingniture in do ing its work. 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Lightner and others, on tho 3Hth day of May. 189tS, the undersigned com missioners will.proceed in front of the court housain Staunton, Va., on Monday, July S7th, UM, County Court day. to sell at public auction to the highest bidder. the following tracts of land belonging to the estate of the late A. B. Lightner:— Ist. A tract of .".lit acres, known as the Buf falo Branch farm, formerly occupied by John A. Lightner. This tract is well watered, has on it good improvements, (house, barn, sheep barn, apple house, \c. I a fine young orchard ' just coming into bearing, and the land is of good quality it will be otfered_asa whole and in parcels and sold as may be most advantageous. 2nd. A tract of about 100 acres of land, lr ing near Pond Gap, known as the Frid'»*y land, and adjoining the old Glover place. ! The attention of parties desiring proutahle / investments is specially invited to These Lands. ! TEHMS:—Cash in hand to pay the uni aid costs of suit and of sale, and any taxes past due and unpaid on the lands, aud as to the j residue on credits of one, two and three years i iv equal instalments bearing interest, the pur j chaser to execute bonds with approved per ' sonal security for the deferred payments and. | the title retained as ultimate security. RTCHAKI) P. BELL, WM. PAT KICK. JAS. nrMGAKDNEI!, Jr., Coniinissionvrs. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Ajgusta County, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of t.tie Court 1 aforesaid do certify that Klcnard P. Be]] has j executed the bond required by decree of sale liv the chancery cause of W. T. Lightuer et als i vs. A. B. Llghtiier's adni'r, *.c,n.owjpending in said Court. Given under my hand this 13th day of June, JOS. B. WOODWAUD, Clerk. POSTPONEMENT. i The above sales have been postponed until Monday, August MUa. 18Ut!, aUOBABD P. BELL, t . ___ _____ I OUR JOURNEY AROUND THE W0R1IJ! This highly instructive aud splendidly illus trated volume is a record of a recent Journey arouinl the world, by itev. Francis B. ('lark, i). I)., President of the United Societies of Chris tian Uudeavor, and his wife. Throughout the long ."journey, which occupied more than a year, aud covered nearly fifty thousand miles by sea and land, they enjoyed rare opportuni ties for observation aUM study. It is one of the most valuable books ever issued by the American press, It contains steel-plate portraits of Dr. Clarfe and of Ids wife, from recent photographs; a large map, exhibiting the whoie world as a single glance, showing the author's journey from the beginning to the end. and :._t> Bbm il lustrations, from photographs from Vsi* and titu p,".f<es. These must be seen to be appreci ated. The work is published by the oM and well known linn of A. 1). Worthington A- Co., Hart ford, Conn., whose imprint is sufficient guar antee of the excellence of the vaiume. .1. A. ANDES, Agent. julyJKMts Weyer's Cave, Va. HOM ELE3S CHILDREN. We liave at our disposal for placement in, suitable families, on reasonable terms, a large* assortment of orphan boys and girls, ranging in age from live to ten years. Persons desir ing to recive a bright, healthy child fron> a long distance to raise as their own will do vreU to write us. Address. THE CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIHT, TRUSTEE'S SALE —OP— Valuable Real Estate IN BASIC CITY, VIUtiINIA. Pursuant to authority vested in me by a cer tain Deed of Trust, executed by C. V. scheuck to the undersigned, of date February-Sth, UM, ami of record in Augusta County Clerk's of-' lice iv Deed Hook No. ITS, page 74, mid pursu ant to section SM2 of the Code of Virginia, I, having been requested so to do by the holders and owners of one of the notes secured in saidi I'rust Deed, to-wit: the note due six months after its dau\ thesaiue being still wholly un paid, will, on Saturday, August Wad, lsuc, at ■', o'clock P. U., in front or the court toroae at Staunton, proceed to sell for. ash at tmblki auction, to the highest bidder, the l_*d con veyed in said I nisi deed, to wit : Lot IS'o. t tr Block No. B>, iii the town or Baste City. VtMfc " ia, as more fully described in said trust <4<»y JT the proceds of such sale b> be applied t\j ~ ' payment of the debts thereby secured, _ m * f, residue to be turned ovei to Ihe said _Tf „. Schenck, his*helrs, personal repressn ate nlor assigns, according to law. ' "-""•«<, or ~»- **'^yzu THE REGULAR SUBSCiUrriOfN T0 TBm SPECTATOR IS NOW JCHP HAJaP WHAT IT HAS BEEN HERETOFORE. IT ts NOW ONLY ONE DOLLAR.