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....... i c DEMOCRATIC TICKET. ; For Presided i, - j WM. JENNINGS BRYAN, \ of Nebraska. For Vice President, ARTHUR SEWALL, of Maine. For Congress—Tenth District, H. D. FLOOD, ot Appomattox. If Mark Hanna don't look about him, M. E. Ingalls will get his job. If any body has shouted for McKin ley in these parts up to this time, the atmosphere must have refused to han dle the shout. «--<aV—•• — Coercion grows apace. Between the President of the United States, the presidents of the various trusts, and combines and the National Banks there will be few who have not felt its "quicken power." — * — William J. Bryan, in his Clarksburg, W. Va., speech, said that the present democratic president "went into office with an overwhelming majority, and went out supporting a ticket that would not carry a precinct in the United States." ■ m • What the Hon. Geo. B. Keezel tells the Democrats of Rockingham seems to give the Spirit of the Valley great trouble, hence the Hon. Geo. B. has much editorial space dsvoted to him and his campaign yarns. • m * The gold bugs say Bryan's voice was husky when he spoke in West Virgin ia last week, and that his speeches were a rehash of what he had said before. Well, an audience will never suffer by having to listen to him make some of his speeches a second time. Yes, lets ask England whether we can coin silver, then we will soon be asking her whether we have the right to live. That international agreement idea when carried to its logical end, is so hnmiliating, that it is wonderful our people can talk of it in modera tion. A private letter received in this city from Harry Tinsley, Esq., former edi tor of the Vindicator and now on the editorial staff of the Richmond Dis patch contains the following which we take the liberty of publishing. "Bryan is certainly tht. next president. It is a revolution all over the country, and if he were to die tomorrow who ever would be named in his stead would be elected. Free silver has set the woods on fire. There will be a free silver majority in the house of Representatives of 47." Mr. Bryan made eight speeches in West Virginia last week, and traveled from Harper's Ferry to Charleston The whole route was one grand ova tion, people thronged to hear and see him. Enough people saw him, shout ed at his utterances, applauded his sentiments, and otherwise showed their admiration of the man, and their determination to vote far him, to en sure his election if two thirds of those who did not see him should vote against him, and yet we hear that West Virginia is claimed for the Re publicans. Flood's Election a Certainty. With the effrontery usual to Repub licans. and especially those of the 10th district, they are claiming that district for Mr. Yost. On what they base this claim no well informed person can tell, unless it be that some former demo crats have so far forgotten their asser tions of other days and their hereto fore announced principles, as to have agreed to swallow McKinley, and the small, but rather "pesky little pepper" who is now the candidate for congress on the Republican ticket in this dis trict, Or perhaps this claim may be based on the purchasing power of the money which is being poured into the district, with which to bribe voters and corrupt elections. We are confi dent of one thing and : hat is, that a Bryan voter is not purchasable. He has determined upon his course in this election and nothing but death, sick ness or some misfortune' which pre vents his reaching the polls can change that determination. What are the few dollars on election day to the benefits he sees in the prosperity of the future? But Mr. Yost's blatant fol lowers are sadly deceived in one thing and that is in the belief that the re publican who votes for Bryan will scratch Flood. Those who vote for Bryan know that Bryan alone can do nothing, and that the results will be lost unless he brings with him a Con gress in sympathy to hold up his hands, aud carry into effect the policy of his administration. To vote for Bryan and scratch Flood would be like giving a man dying with thirst a cup of sparkling water, and as he put it to his lips dash it with poison. The peo ple understand this, and for that rea son those who sincerely desire the election of Bryan though they be the bitterest personal enemies Mr. Flood ever had, will vote for him because they are voting for a principle and not for a man. Especially will this.be so with those republicans who have joined the Bryan forces, for they most deeply de sire his election else they would not have foresworn party, and desiring ! this they are never going to win half a victory. They will arm the man j whom they would make president with the power to figt the battle they have , sent him to fight. They will send with | him followers whom they know are , true to his cause and their cause, and , not a man, whom they know would f hand Mr. Bryan and the cause of the c people to their sworn enemies, the ; trusts. This last they know Mr. Yost t would do, this last they know Mr. f Flood would not do. Hence they will f vote for Flood. ~ i * Mexican Dollars Counterfeit. c It is rumored that many of the k 'Mexican" dollars which gold bugs are miming off on their employees for ■ ampaign purposes are counterfeit. * 5o don't take any of them. You are lot obliged to, they are not money in ;hif country, any more than silver cuff c bjt'ttons aire, or silver McKinley or Bryan badges. Make your employer r jive you what you work for, good American money, American silver iollars. ♦ sM ♦ The Republican State Campaign Committee met to-day and held a two- I hours' session. Col. Lamb was absent, < but Mr. Carney looked out for his in \ terests. Mr. Jacob Yost, candidate for ( Congress in the Tenth District, was admitted to the meeting and said his 1 election was sure, if enough money was : given him.— Richmond State, Oct. Ist. t We had thought that Mr. Yost's cam- i paign would be fought out partially < on merit, but it is money that must i win. Never in the history of this ] country has the boldness of bribery c been so manifest as now, and if this I country goes for McKinley, no man i will be such a fool as not to know that tne presidency was bought. It is a sad commentary on republican institu tions, and if not stopped by the yirtuous, uprising of an indig nant people at the polls'■will cause more bloodshed than the war through which we have lately passed. Tbe Duty of tbe Hour. The flood of last week has given our city a great problem to solve. It can not be solved by ordinary people, it cannot be solved by a city council alone, but it must be solved by engi neers. We have a stream made up about the centre of our city of two tolerably long branches, held in by rather abrupt hills and draining a water shed of several miles each. There is very little room for the water to spread, but unfortunately the level ground near the streams banks was attractive to persons who wished to build cheaply, so they crowded their buildings down to the water's edge, and in many instances spanned the stream with them. The present flood would hardly have been carried off without damaging property if it had met with no obstruction. But when ever water rises it gathers debris which soon forms dams, and causes overflows. In the present instance this occurred, and in addition a dam on each branch of the creek burst and assisted the already badly swollen stream in its destruction. It is patent that no dams should ever again be allowed on either f>f these branches. I'hey are always a menace to property below them end they serve in the present ease no use ful purpose, they were only there for ornament. Taking it for granted that these dams will never be replaced, what is to be done with the stream itself ? Is it to be ordered deepened, or left as it is ? This is the engineer ing problem before the council and it is one which ought to be taken hold of firmly, fearlessly, advisedly and promptly. We are too apt to forget even so dearly bought an experience as that of the night of the 29th of Sept. last, yet all other matters except the temporaryreplacing of the street sur faces and the opening of Lewis creek channel pale before tbe importance of the question of the manner of treating the channel of Lewis creek, and our council should look into jt at once. "And Thereby Hangs A Tale." The News of this city has drawn largely on its imagination when it as serts that Democratic bulldozing tac tics, "were tried at first in Staunton in a most offensive way." There never was any bulldozing tried in Staunton by the Democrats and the New* can cite no instance of it. There has nev er been a Democratic corporation or Arm in this city which has had its em ployees sign "calls" for conventions, nor in any other way by coercion sought to control voters, and we defy the News or any one else to give any real case of such offensive tactics. The Democrats have not assailed the motives of the men who have left the party and gone like Aaron and his followers to worshipping a golden calf. The great party which remains after they have departed is not abusing any body. The party lives and will live without that little portion of its make up, which distinguishes more emphat ically than any other, the monkey from the man, commonly called by scientists and "professors," caudal ap pendage, and vertebrae elongalus, by common people, that is by, Bryanites, tail. Generally, the dog, it is said, wags the tail, and not the tail the dog, but as the tail is in no wise essential to the general health and well being of the dog, that animal often gets on as well and sometimes better when shorn of this member than before. The present Democratic party being com posed principally according to pluto cratic statements, of curs, very low bred curs, dogs, very loud mouthed dogs, the body politic of such a crea ture would necessarily have been made with tail, and so it was created "every one after his kind." Having therefore naturally been born with a tail, an occurrence for which it was in no wise responsible, it carried about with it for many years c this useless appendage but always with more or less personal inconvenience ' and annoyance. The blessed thing was constantly giving trouble, aud was continually in the way. The dog ' never got into any kind of business but < he found it in his way or went through ! a door, or gate but it was caught lag i ging behind and hurt. The weight i amounted to little it is true, but that tail was the buttand plaything of all evil minded and designing persons, j At last about the 3nd of September 1806, a certain very Wily Doctor, Mark Hanna, shut a door on this tail, in a i room in Indianapolis, and held it there j whilst he, with a large pair of Coupon r Clipper Scissors, cut it entirely off ' The big mastiff gave a yelp at the first j incision, but the operation was per- ( formed so skillfully that little or no t pain was felt and the wound healed by ? Srst intention. ' The released tail danced and hopped j ..bout in apparent glee, and after it j iad, according to the Doctors idea, c iiifficiently enjoyed tits freedom, tbe ' fiiat surgeon who had released it a 'rom its captivity loo : ; it up and by me of those dextrous operations kaowfl f• n surgery as ingrafting, fastened it on 2 o another dog, where it now grace i. ully wags, but still occupies tbe posi i"n. and performs the functions Of a AIL. H STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR. A Mexican dollar stands as to our Silver dollar as a Mexican soldier beside our soldiers, worth but half as much. We do not propose to coin Mex ican dollars in this country, but good American dollars. Now, there are a few goldbugs who think they can scare our people with the Mexican dollars, but that is a mistake. The people are not the fools the goldbugs take them to be. ♦ ♦ ♦ To Stump Virginia. It is with pleasure we learn that the people of Virginia are to listen to the eloquence, and logical and patriotic utterances of the Hon. Jas. L. Gordon of New York. Mr. Gordon whose birth place was in Albemarle, located a few years ago in New York City, and has since practiced law there. Already his influence has been felt in the politics of the Empire state, aud his legal at tainments at the bar of the Metropolis. He spoke in Staunton on last Satur day night with great acceptability to Our people aud from here he went to Charlottesville, his old home, where he spoke on Monday. He will also speak in Petersburg and other places of importance. In our humble judg ment Virginia is so safe that speakers of Mr. Gordons ability should not be held here, they should be sent at once to Indiana, Illinois and the States sur rounding them as there is no doubt that in those states the purchasing power of the present gold standard dollar will be attempted in every con ceivable fashion, and utilized in every way known to plutocratic honesty. Murder in the first Degree. There has probably been no act com mitted recently which has more of the element of deep villiany, and the real essence of murder in it, than the kill ing of young W. Lloyd Wilson, son of our countyman, C. S. Wilson, which occurred a short time ago in Fayette county, West Virginia, an account of which appeared is our issue of last week. The young man wan on his way to pay off the hands of the Company in whose employ he was. His purpose • was known by the man who soon after took his life. This fellow got on the engine with young Wilson feigning friendship, with the set purpose and intent of robbery. At a convenient point he snatched the box in which the money was carried, and leaped with it , from the train, Wilson, who had a . small 32 caliber pistol fired on him, . when he (Thompson,) turned and shot . Wilson with a large 38 caliber pistol, , from the effect of which he died ou the next afternoon. This is the char acter of critfie which leads men to take . the lives of the perpetrators without j awaiting the arrival of Judge or Jury Here (fas a life taken without cause, here was the double crime of murdei and robbery, here are all the elements [ of brutality and criminality condensed . in one, and here too is tho sorrow in , flicted by this untimely death, which , none but those who suffer it know. p. Tho act absolutely appals. It was sc dastardly, so cowardly, so deep and desperate in design, and so bold in ex ! ecution, that one can hardly contem plate it in calmness. The capture and . execution of such a criminal will be ■ like ridding the country of a wild , beast, and we hope that tiotn may bi ', speedily accomplished. . ~^..*. Tbe Professor in Politics. The News of last Thursday rejoicee . at the part the College professor ie . taking in politics, and cites the action ( of Professors of Washington and Lee . who have attended meetings, made , speeches, &c, as entirely the thing to , do. The Neics has not informed us of the ability of the speeches, but, of . course they \xzvp very learned, and Mill, and other great authorities on finance were doubtless cited. Possibly in their research they went back to the days when the ancient- Babylonians passed some of their most celebrated monetery laws and adopted noted financial systems. The recent delving amid Egyptian ruins and deciphering of hieroglyphics are doubtless potent in furnishing authorities for the gold standard and monometallism. A Col lege professor in politics is no doubt a fine thing, but we only have the News c's word for it, later, we may acknowl edge the wisdom of it, but at present we are not disposed to credit the idea that the College professor is absolutely necessary anywhere but as a College professor. Once a very learned College professor stopped and staid all night at our house. In the morning he was not up for breakfast, but along about ten o'clock be got down, rubbing his eyes, and informed us that he had a very fine work on, the human under standing, which treated the subject a-priori and a-posteriori, and had sat up so late reading it that he overslept himself. When he got ready to start on his journey, there were no servants to harness and hitch his horse, so he went to the stable and undertook to do it himself. He worked seme hours, and at last our Father came aud when he got there he found the professor had not gotten quite through with the bar nessiug.- He had partially done 60, however. He had the harness wrong end foremost, the crupper in the horses mouth, straps buckled just where they ought not to be, and as for the collar he could find no use for it at all, so he had laid it on the seat of the bugjry. This gives some idea of what may be expected, when the professor attempts to take hold of the reins of govern ment, hitch up the wagon and go driv ing it on its journey. Ex-Gov. Campbell, of Ohio, is not a bolter, and will speak and vote for Bryan and Sewall. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications as they canuot reach the diseased portion of"the ear. There is only one way to cure, deaf ness, and that is by constitutional rem edies Deafness is eauspd by an in flamed condition of tiie mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and wlreo i it is entirely eios'.-d, Deafness is tlie re- ■ suit, and unless the inflammation can! be taken out and thts tube restored to j its normal ooudiijoa. hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cses out of! ten are c&nscd by catarrh, which fa! nothing but »n inflamed condition of i the mucous surface. We will give One Hundred Dollars' for any esse of Deafness (caused by, catarrh) that cannot he cured by! Hall's Catarrii Our<>. Scud for cata- '< logue free. j ■ if. J. CHENEY & Co., !; Toledo, O. .' Eo~Sold by Druggists, 75c. is tne Band ttoing: < An effort is being made to take the Stonewall Band with the Confederate Veterans who propose visiting McKin ley this week, and a considerable sum of money has been offered them to make the trip. It is not the music of this band these Veterans (?) want, but political effect. The veterans heading this procession are of a peculiar kind. That stalwart soldier and war hero, John A. Noon, heads the procession from this city, and many more such gallant and soldierly fellows will com pose the so-called Confederate Veter ans elsewhere. The colored band would bo more in keeping, but the object is apparent. This band is partially a business organization but is contribu ted to by onr city and people and many of its supporters are up in arms about the proposition, as they believe it is a cunning plan to make capital for McKinley. The band is composed largely of Bryan voters it is true, but should they take this trip many of our people will btlieve and no protestation can change them, that they have unintentionally aided the McKinley cause. It is to be hoped therefore the band will decline the offer, for it is not made in good faith. « a ♦ Speak Oat, Mr. McKinley. Beneath the noise and smoke of the campaign the quiet, steady progress of fusion recorded from time to time in a paragraph hidden among columns of political speeches has attracted little attention. Yet it now presents a very different aspect from that of a few weeks ago. Then Republican hope was high on account of Democratic and Populist dissensions. Now that hope has dwindled to a few faint and fading glimmers from a few States that are normally Democratic by large ma jorities. Fusion has to a reasonable certainty added Alabama, Kansas, Nebraska, p North Carolina and Tennessee —fifty- two electoral votes —to the forty six | electoral votes of Arkansas, Colorado, ) Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, South • Carolina, fftah, Washington and Wyo . ming that were already assumed to be reasonably safe for silver. It has pre ' suEiably given 8 ; ),000 Populist votes in ' Illinois, 25,000 in Indiana, 30,000 in lowa j 20,000 in Kentucky, 40,000 in Missouri. r 80,000 in Virginia and 85,000 in Minne sota towards making good the losses ' from the defection of sound-money ,' Democrats and towards swelling the 1 accessions of free silver Republicans t While it has not yet been consumma ted in Georgia aud Texas, those States 3 are anything but certain for honest t money. In brief, fusion has made it t necessary that there shall be enormous Democratic defections from the free ' silver ticket if Mr. McKinley is to have t even a respectable majority of tne , eleatoral votes. For even if he gets cv 1 cry State east of the Mississippi and north of tlie Ohio and the l J otomac, which includes Delaware and Mary a land, \and get* West Virginia also, he t still needs two, votes to make the neces- This is the campaign at a glance— ' the peril of free silver's success, the r peril of free stiver's bare defeat, s Suppose Mr. McKinley gets only j enough States to just elect him, and those states all in one section of the country, what will be the net result of 1 the election ? The silver heresy will . have carried ten or a dozen more , States than did Mr. Harrison in 1802. . It will continue its absolute control of 1 the Senate. It will control the ma chine of a national political party. It ■ will be entrenched as never before. It j will organize immediately for the Con g. essional election two years hence and c for the Presidency two years aft? --s is* not this common sense ? Mr McKinley cannot accomplish this work of sound public policy without the aid of hundreds of thousands of hesitating voters in the States that are or raay be made doubtful. These vo 3 ters, whom Mr. Bryan's free silver re s pels and whom Mi. McKinley does not ! attract, are thinking of the insolent , aggressions of the law defying, law ' perverting, corrupt trusts and monop 3 olies. They wish to knew whi.t Mr. ) McKinley thinks and feels about that f subject. Mr. Bryan has spoken. We « gladly give him credit for it. In his seventy speeolies Mr. McKinley has not 1 said a word to indicate that he even i knows of the existence of the trust r evil. To speak meai sto win the sup port of this multitude of voters who take his silence as a danger signal. He Xt remain silent. He must not ;opardy the overtdrow of free : this common sense ? do you think about the Trusts? out, Mr. McKinley!— N. T. rst game of the Temple Cup if 189G was played in Balti iday afternoon and was won by tbe Baltiiuores by the 6core of 7| NEWT ADVERTISEMENTS. WANTED TO BORROW $550.00 for two years on unincumbered real estate •ssessed value $1145 00. Address Farmer, care Spectator and Vindicator, Staunton, Va. oct 7-lt* ATTENTION PHARMACISTS! The Board of Pharmacy of Virginia will meet for examination of candidates, October 20th, lKifi;, at 10 a. m., in Richmond, Va. Parties interested will communicate with E. R. Beck with. Secretary. Petersburg, Va. oct 7-lt T. W. MILLER, President. FARMERS, READ] We have a few tons of damaged Fertilizer that we will sell at greatly reduced Prices. BAKER & BROWN, oct 7-lt STAUNTON, VA. Executor's Sale —OF— A VALUABLE FARM. NEAR CHURCHVILLE, AUGUSTA CO., VA. As surviving executor of the last will and testament of Valentine Hupman. dec'd, and in pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court Augusta ccunty, rendered at its May term, 1888, in the chancery cause of V. Hupman*s Ex'ors vs. Hupman's Legatees, &c, and in I pursuance of subsequent decrees rendered In sail cause, the undersigned will sell at public auctioh, in front of the court house in Staun j Tuesday, November 10th, 1896, that desirable farm in Augusta county, Va., consisting of about One hundred and Fortv four and one-half Acres, upon which said Valentine Hupman resided at the time of his death. The land is of good quality and In a good state of cultivation. The improvements consist of a good dwelling heuse, barn and other necessary buildings. The place is about two and one haif miles from tho village of Churchville and about three and one-half miles from Swoope'3 Da pot ou the R. *U. Railway. TERMS OF SALE:—Five per cent, of the purchase money win be required in cash, the Kqual installments at 9, 19 and 37 lectively from the day of sale, with n that day, for which the purchas quirod to execute b'.nds with ap onal security, and the title will be ultimate security. GEORGE F. SMITH. Surviving Exor. of Valentine Hupman, dec'd. ii SUARES OV STOCK IN THE ON LAND COil PA NY.—Pursuant on of the Board of Directors of i Land Company. I shall sell at public auction at the front door of the court house ia the city of Staunton, Va., on Saturday, the 3rd day of October, IBOC, the following shares of stoclc In said Compa ny, to-wit :— 10 Shares belonging to the estato cf John Winter, deceased, and 10 shares belonging to E. Smith DinKle. This sale will be made to pay the assess ments due and unpaid respectively on said J. T. LIGHTNEB^Sect:' sept 8-st» at the Brandon Land Co. Gladness Comes With a better understanding of the transient nature of the many phys ical ills, which vanish before proper ef forts—gentle efforts—pleasant efforts— rightly directed. There is comfort in the knowledge, that so many forms of sickness are not due to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt ly removes. That is why it is the only remedy with millions of families, and is everywhere esteemed so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating the organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene ficial effects, to note when you pur chase, that you have the genuine arti cle, which is manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by all reputable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system 'is regular, laxatives or other 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, oue should have the best, and with the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of Figs stands highest aad is most largely used and gives most general satisfaction. feb 1-lyr The Great Medicinal ADJUVANT. Popular. Pure. Mild. *««ADOOCKPUR6^' Pleasant Soft. Mellow. PROCURE THE GENUINE AT OUR STORE. The James Clark Distilling Company, JOHN McQUAIDE, Manager. Distillers of "Braddock" Pure Rye and Barley Malt. Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealers, oct 7-lyr 20 and 22 South New Street, Staunton, Va, A report has been received at Tuc son, Ariz., that, the mining _town ol Bisbee, Ariz., containing 2,500 inhabi- I has been almost entirely wash ; by a cloudburst. —— ♦ a» . iinal Satolli will celebrate mass ,y morning at St. Aloysius' h, Washington. The faculty of Qonzaga College will tender him a I dinner, and the students will l a reception, oratio Whitridge Garret, sec of the late T. Harrison Gar a grandson of John W. Gar jd Saturday at Leamington, gland, agen 23 years. Mr. Gar his leg amputated last year ifter his uiurriage. EW ADVERTISEMENTS. 3 Casl Grocery, , 5 W. Frederick St. (Gibson Building.) ie of.Faniily Groceries, Tobacco and iowest cash prices. J. A, TEMPLETON ft SON. shing £ Son, - - - Auctioneers. USTEE'S SALE —or— LE PERSONAL. PROPERTY, ance of a fteed of trust executed to nuel lryers and Martha A. Byers, ated April llta, 1888,1 will proceed üblic auction on riday, October Otli, 1800, ri of the said Samuel Byers, Esq., i Burfcetown, Augusta county, Va , ing property: ale Stallions. E good work? horses, ws, >» 2 year old cattle. >f hogs (sows, pigs and shoats). i (1 McOormick, and 1 Buckeye.) i(1 " " 1 Deeringer.) •se power. itter. n.gon. wagon. I Buggy. 1 Buck board. 1 Road cart. 2 O V. Plows. Harrows, shovel plows. Harness, Forks, shovels, and in fact everything usually found on a well conducted farm. Also 200 bushels of wheat, and about o0 tons of hay. Sale at ID * o'clock A. M. TEKJIS:-$20.C0 aud under cash, over S-'O.OO a creditor! months will bo given, the purchaser to execute his note with approved personal i ecurity. .!. A. ALEXANDER, oct 7-lt Trustee. FARM, IIAHHICHBDRG, 57,0C0 pop., with stock, crops, implements ard household furniture g ortli S->,MJO. include! for 55,500, easy terms *>):* acres; 855 cultivate:!; balance oak woods Hop rich dark loam; all fenced; admirably watered. Nice residence, large bank barns, extensive bearing orchards. Very attractive; everything in good condition: must sell, heuce low price. For full particulars address S. G. STEVENS. Lynchburg, Va. sept ao-lm* Get our prices before you buy FERTILIZERS! Besides our own mixtures, we have BLOOD. TANKAGE. KANIT, MURIATE POTASH HAW BONE and 8. C. BONE, so you can make your own formula and do your own mixing, or we will mix for you. Kespectfully, REEVES CATT & CO. j r\ISSOI,I7TION OF COPAIiVSEKSHIP. ! On Tuesday. Ist Sept,, 1896, the copartner- ' ship existing between S. B. Lyle and H. H. Lyle doing business under the nrm name of Lyle Bros, was dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. | H. H. Lyle retires from the business and Is suc ceeded by Mr. C. E. Young. Mr. S. B. Lyle re- j tains his interest as heretofore. The new | Arm will conduct the agricultural implement i business from the old stand and will with in- | creased facilities, continue to sup ply the trade., All persons Indebted to the old firm are urgent ly requested to come forward promptly and • settle their accounts with S. B. Lyle, who will be found at the old stand. from the public a continuance of i past patronage, we remain. Very truly, LYLE & YOUNG. The services of-Mr. L. D. Younjr, so well known throughout the county have been secured and he will be glad to have his friend s and acquaintances call scut 16-4ts Commissioners' Sale. By virtue of a decree entered iv the cause of Grooms, El!a E. vs. Grooms, Thos. W., Exor., &c, entered on the 2Gth day of November, 1895, we will, as commissioners appointed for the purpose proceed on Monday. August 34th, 1896, (Court-day) to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, in front of the court-house ln the city of Staunton, that certain tract of land containing by estimation 60 acres situ ated on the V alley Turnpike, about one mile northeast of Mt. Sidney, ln Augusta county, being the tract of land of which the late Thos. W. Grooms died seized and possessed, upou the following terms, to-wit :-- Enough cash in hand to pay costs of suit and sale, and the remainder upon a credit of six, twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four months irom tlie date of sale, 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 BUMGARDNER, Jr., CHARLES CURRY, aug 5-4ts Commissioners. POSTPONEMENT. The above sale has Deen postponed until Monday, September 28th, 1896, County Court-day. JAMES BUMGARDNER, Jr., CHARLES CURRY, Commissioners. POSTrONEMENT. The above sale has been postponed nntil Monday, October 26th, 1896, County court day. JAS. BUMGARDNER, Jr., CHAR. CURRY, sept 30-4ts Commissioners. - THE REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE f SPECTATOR IS NOW JUST HALF' WHAT - T HAS BEEN HERETOFORE, IT IS NOW . ONLY ONE DOLLAR. s J." Ma^QUARLES, > LAWYER, f LAW OFFICES—Nos. 10 & 12 Masonic Temple. 1 nov6-lvi STAttNTOK. VA TO TEACHERS.-Buildings of a most suit able nature for the establishment of a school located at Huntersville, Pocahontas . county, W. Va., are for rent or sale. The peo ple are prosperous and it is a splendid opportunity -tunity for any enterprising teacher. For far ther particulars, address this Office. Lan 22-tf ; SALE Iff VALUABLE mjWsm, Pjrsuant to a decree of the circuit court ren dered on the 21st day of May, 1805, we will sell at public auction in front of the courthouse in the city of Staunton, Va., on Saturday, October 24th, 1896, that valuable real estate situated on the corner of New and Main streetsowned by A. B. Arthur i ln his lifetime. This property fronts on Main ' street 61.85 ft. with a depth ot 107.85 ft.,and will be offered in tne following parcels. The front on Main street will be offered in three parcels, one of ft. One of 20 80 ft. Another of 22.80 ft. all running back a depth of 75,85 ft. and another parcel fronting 32ft. on New street run ning back between parallellines a depth of 61.85 ft, and will then be offered as a whole, and will be sold in whichever way will bring the most. 1 This lathe most desirible and best located business property on the market In Staunton now. TERMS—Ono-fourth cash and the residue on a credit of one. two and three years, purchaser giving bonds for the deferred Instalments with approved pergonal security, hearing interest from date and retaining the Homestead, the title to be retained as ultimate security. Sate at 12 o'clock M. WM. PATRICK, A. H. FULTZ, Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta county, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of p the court aforesaid docertify that Wm. Patrick hasexecuted the bond required by decree of 1 sale iv the chancery cause of Wm, H. Welter's . adm'r, vs. A. B. Arthur's,adm'r, now pending in said court. Given under my hand this 30th day of October, 1895. JOS. B, WOODWARD, sept 23-its Clerk. Commissioners' Sale —of— Real Estate. By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of Angusta county, rendered on tne t'tith day of May, 18Sd, in the chancery cause of Jacob Cram baker cs. Western James' adm'r ftc, and Western. &c. vs. Western's adm'r &c, pending in said conrt, the undersigned. Commissioners appointed for tne purpole. will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder in front of the court house of Augusta county in 5 taun ton, Va.. Monday, October 2GU>, 1830, (County Court-day) the- real estate of which James Western died seized and possessed, less that part assigned the widow as her dower. Tbe tract contains 38 acres, 8 roods and 5 poles, and Is situated in Augusta county on the Rock fish and Harriston road about midway be tween N'e* Hope and Harriston. TERMS: -One-fourth of tiie purchase money in cash and tin! balance upon a credit of one, two, and three years, the purchaser ecxcuting bonds, with approved personal security waiv ing the Homestead exemption and the title to be retained as ultimate security, A plat and survey of the land cau be seeu at the office of Alex F. Uobtitson, ALEX. F. UOBBIITSON, J. A. ALEXANDER. Cornmi sioners. Clerk's Office of tiie Circuit Con it of Augusta County, to-wit: I. Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court | aforesaid do certify that A'ex. F. Robertson I nas executed the bond required by decree of; sale ln tlie chancery cause of Crurahaker vs. i Western's ad ml and Western, &c. vs. Western . tec., now pending ln said Com t. Given under my hand this sab dcy of Sep-j temba-, 18M. * JOS. H. WOODWARD, Clerk, ! sept 3C-«g __ All kinds of programs for partie j balls, and other entertainments print adt this office, ,tft PALAIS ROYAL! 10 & 12 E. Main St. STAUNTON, VA You are .cordially invited to attend the great FALL MILLINERY OPEN IN G which will take place Oct. 12th # 13th. Wait for our great display. We will exhibit the choicest, the most elaborate Millinery ever brought to this section. I Also a fine assortment of Black Dress Goods, of which we make a specialty, being the agent for the cele brated "Gold Medal Brand." A handsome souvenir will be presented to all who call on these days. sep 30 til jan 1 A FEW WORDS TO THE JUDICIOUS PURCHASER OF CLOTHING! Every person before buying Clothing natu rally asks himself "Where will I be able to get a suit for myself or my boy which will respond to all the requirements of Quality, Perfection of Fit, Style ai Color, and not over top the size of my poeketbook ?" To such we say : "Come to us, look at our goods and prices and if we cannot fully satisfy you the world's market is open to you." A. IvOEB & CO., 17 SOUTH AUGUSTA ST. RETIRING FROM BUSINESS! Having decided to retire from business, I now offer my entire stock of (Mil FiDislg Ms and Shoes! At Cost, At Cost, FOR CASH ONLY! The stock must be closed out by December 1, 1896. Take advantage of tbis Closing-out -Sale, as no one can afford in these bard times to pay a profit when he has a chance to buy goods at COST ! J. SUMMERFIELD, «* 5S- Augusta St. Next door to the Bank, - - - Staunton, Va. Sep 30-3 m we take either —no distinction made be tween the two metals, Treasury notes, Bank notes, and silver certificates are all interchange able at our store, and the buying qualities ot each are inflated to the highest extreme. Count your 50ct pieces for dollars and get here quick, and you will find every penny spent for Men's Boys' aid Cite' in our store reaches the utmost limit ot it's pur chasing power. JOS, L. BARTH & CO., Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers I 9 South Augusta Street. Commissioners' Sale —OF— VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. In pursuance of a decree of th.3 Circuit Court of Augusta county rendered on tho 28th of May. 1890, ln the cause of 11. K. Wiseman w. S. H. Weaver, the undersigned commissioners will proceed to sell, ln front of the court house in Staunton, on Monday, September MSth, ISUG, (county court-day), at 12 o'clock noon, at pub lic auction that valuable tract of land known aslotNo.2of theS. H. Weaver land, on which Mrs. Rebecca A. Miller now resides, contain ing 47 acres more or less, adjoining the lands of Wm. Cochran, Geo. Kelley, Weaver and others near Middlebrook in the county of Au gusta, upon the following terms: One-third cash, and the residue upon a credit of one and two years from day of sale, taking from the purchaser his bonds with apt>roved personal security, and reserving the title as ultimate . security. H. G. EICIIELBERGEK. J. M. PERKY. JOHN A. ALEXANDER, Commissioners. Clerk's Office of tlie Circuit Court of Augusta County, to- wit : I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the ( o';rt afore said do certify that .Ino. A. Alexander has ex ecuted the bond required by decree of sale in the chancery cause of 11. F. Wiseman vs S. H. Weaver now pending in said Court. Given under my hand this I'-'nd day of Au gust, 1896. JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. POSTPONEMENT- The above sale has; been postponed untl". Saturday, OetuDcr 10th. 1H!)C. H. G. EICIIELiIERGEIt, J. M. PEiIKV. ISO.A. ALEXAXDEH, sept3o-2ts Commissioners. FEW PEOPLE HAVE EYES ALIKE. Fully nine-tenths of those who wear glasses have different vision in each eye. Sometimes it's a decided difference—in others only a slight variation. A carreless ' examination will fails to bring out this effect—the same lenses will be adapted to both eyes—and headaches and eye strains that medicine fails to relieve,are the re sult. We test each eye separately—select proper lenses, adjust glasses to suit both | eyes, and charge very moderate prices.