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Spectator & Vindicator
beautifully printed at the Spectator
office. An elegant new line of type
for this especial purpose.
In to days paper on second page will be
found the advertisement of a newspaper outfit
complete and for sale. All who are interest
ed should read the announcement.
All kinds of Job work done at this office.
Some days since near Brsic City a C. & 0.
train killed a fine horse for J. A. Oritzer of
that place.
W. T. Staple is lodged in jail here, sent on
from Basic City by Justice Alexander for the
theft of a bicycle.
Business cards, wedding invitations, visit
ing cards, printed at this office in the neatest
and most attractive style.
The ladies of Emmanuel church gave a sup
per and festival last week in the Hurley build
ing that proved a decided success.
The order directing Treasurer McFarland
to borrow $5,000 for repairing bridges and
roads was set aside by Board of Supervisors.
The Junior Aid Society of the Second Pres
byterian church gave an oyster supper last
Friday night. The supper was bountiful and
excellently served.
When you come to town and wish envelopes >
letter-heads, bill heads or any other kind of
job work done, call at the Spectator and
Vindicator office.
There will be a pole raising at PI unketts-
Tille, tomorrow (Thursday) evening, by the
democratic club. Good speakers will be pres
ent to address the audience.
A handsome Bryan, Sewall and Flood flag
has been been raised in front of the opera
house by the democratic club. The flag has
on it the portraits of Bryan and Sewall and
the name of Mr. Flood, the candidate for
Congress in this district. The work was done
by Mr. E D. Snapp of this city and is
nicely executed.
A large gilded watch is suspended over the
front door of V. A. Kingan's jewelry store
on Main street. A casual passer-by noticed
that the hands of the watch indicated the time
16 minutes to 1 o'clock, and on inquiry found
that the watch was painted in 1873. Since the
facts became known quite a number of peo
ple have been attracted by the sign and it is
the object of much discussion.
One of the most enthusiastic and best at
tended meetings of this campaign was held in
Odd Fellows' Hall last Thursday night, under
the auspices of the democratic clubs at Staun
Maj. Jed Hotchkiss's argument for free sil
ver was unusually forceful and from begin
ning to end received the close attention that
it merited; he was followed by O. K. Lapham,
a gentleman, who, like Maj. Hotchkiss, is
better known to our people in a business way
than as a politician; on reason and authority,
supported by logic and statistics, he demon
strated that the Chicago platform should re
ceive the.support of every man who has the
good of his country at heart.
After the meeting and on motion of Mr.
Kenneth McCoy, it was provided that there
should be a grand democratic rally of all the
democratic clubs in the county and city on
Monday, Oct. 26th, (court-day) at a which
time Senator Daniel will address the people
on the issues of the day.
In Lewisburg, on Wednesday, the 14th in
stant, at 8 p.m., at the residence of Capt. Alex.
F. Mathews, the father of the bride, by Rev.
D. C. T. Davis, of Virginia, the father of the
groom, assisted by the Rev. W. McC. White,
Miss Mary Miller Mathews and Mr. D. C. T.
Davis, jr. The attendants were Miss Eliza
Patton Mathews maid of honor; Mr. Chas. G.
Mathews, with Miss L. Josephine Mathews,
and Mr. Eugene Davis, a brother of the groom,
as best man. The newly wedded couple left
on the 10.20 train for the East.
The following ladies and gentlemen were
here to attend the Davis-Mathews wedding.
Dr. A. S. Patrick and daughter. Miss Virginia
of Charleston, Miss Grace Clark, of Hillsboro,
Pocahontas county, Miss Annie Eakle, of
Btaunton, Va., Miss Hallie Patton, of Union,
Mrs. J. W. Kerns, of Baltimore, sister of the
groom, Mrs. B. H. Baird of Northern Neck,
Va., Mr. Eugene Davis of Charlottesvillt, and
Dr. Richard Davis, of Richmond, Va., broth
ers of the groom, and Rev. D. C. T. Davis and
wife of Albemarle, father and mother of the
groom. — Greenbrier Independent.
Death of Mr. James Ker, Sr.
At his room, at the residence of Mrs. W. P.
Tarns on East Beverly street, Mr. James Ker,
Sr., died on Thursday last, at fifteen minutes
to one o'clock, aged sixty years.
It has been with the deepest sorrow that his
many friends have observed for a year past
the failing health of this estimable gentleman,
but none considered his condition so serious;
and not until within a few days of his death
was any grave apprehension felt that the end
Mr. Ker was the son of Dr. Ker, an eminent
physician on the Eastern Shore, and was born
at Eastville, Northampton county, Virginia.
He was educated at the Virginia Military In
stitute, graduating there in 1857. He married
Miss Rebecca Chapman, and settled in Orange
pcounty, Virginia, where he carried on farm
ing until the outbreak of the civil war, when
he enlisted in the Confederate army, serving
first in the ordinance department and after
wards on General Ewell's staff until the sur-
Since the close of the war, Mr. Ker has been
living in Staunton, at one time engaged in the
insurance business and for several years clerk
of the Wesleyan Female Institute. At the
time of his death he held the position of book
keeper in the office of the Staunton Life As
sociation. For many years he was a com
municant—and member of the vestry—of
Trinity Episcopal church in this city, and an
earnest worker in its service. He enjoyed the
friendship and esteem of a large circle of
friends not only for his eminent Christian
virtues, but for his many amiable social quar-
Pthe unswerving uprightness with
i discharged his duties in every rela
ves a wife and one son, Mr. James
and a twin brother, Mr. Heber Ker,
c the sympathy of the community in
their loss of a model husband, an affectionate
father and an amiable brother.
After a touching burial service, his remains
were laid to rest in Thornrose cemetery on
Saturday afternoon, accompanied by the
Masons of this city, of which fraternity Mr.
Ker was a member, and a large concourse of
friends. Many floral tributes attested the
desire of sympathizing friends to do this last
sad honor to the dead.
The Chesapeake and Ohio will run one of
their popular excursions to Washington on
next Wednepjday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and
29. This will be the last excursion to Wash
ington this year at popular rates. The round
trip from Staunton, Waynesboro; Basic City,
and Afton will be $2.00. The tickets will be
extended to Nov. Ist, by tbe payment of only
$1.00. For fall information apply to James
Ker, Jr., Ticket Agent, Staunton, Va. 2ts |
Grand Democratic
A grand rally, public speak
ing and parade, will be held
here next
Monflar, B\\ inst., Gonrt-ftay.
Hon. John W. Daniel, "The
Lame Lion of Lynchburg,"
will address the citizens of
Augusta and Staunton at
Columbian Hall, and a great
outpouring of the people is
expected. A portion of the
hall will be especially reserv
ed for ladies and their escorts.
All county Bryan, Sewall
and Mood clubs, the Stone
wall Brigade Band and all
county bands will march in
the procession. The parade
will form at the court house
at 10 o'clock a. m.
The presidents of the differ
ent Democratic Clubs are re
quested to act as Marshals in
the parade and will meet for
assignment at county clerk's
office 10 o'clock.
For the Spectatok and Vindicator j
A transaction which carried with it especial
interest to the citizens of Waynesboro and
Basic, was the sale of the Street Car line on
last Friday to Mr. J. A. Patterson, our present
Mayor. Several changes promotive of good
to the traveling public, I understand, are con
templated, and the enterprise will now take
on new life.
The same Dr. D. W. Snyder who preached
in Staunton last Sunday week, gaye on of his
inimical lectures in the Presbyterian church
Thursday nieht. It was, perhaps, the most
interesting and best attended missionary lec
ture delivered here for years
Mr. T. H. Antrim who, for many years, has
been one of the leading business men of our
town, is about to move out on his farm, some
five or six miles away. Mr. Thos. B. Coyner
will occupy Mr. Antrim's town residence.
Mr. B. R. Swoope with his wife, and Miss
Nettie Caldwell, their niece, left last week for
Richmond. Mr. S. went on to Tampa, Fla.,
and Mrs. Swoope has returned home.
Mess. Wm. Patrick of Staunton, and J. U.
Plaine of Crimora, were Waynesboro visitors
on Saturday.
Mrs. J. M. Lambert and daughter Agnes,
returned last week from Greenville.
Miss Reta Fox, who some time ago met with
a painful accident to her eye, was compelled
last week to return to Richmond for treat
ment. She was accompanied by her sister,
Miss Bessie.
Mr. Robert Lambert will soon commence
the erection of his residence on north Chest
nut Avenue, I understand, and others are to
The W. J. Loth Stove Co. have so many
orders as to compel them to work their forces
night and day.
Mr. Wm Ross of Gordonsville, was in the
city over Sunday, the guest of bis sister, Mrs.
B. J. Shirkey.
Contractor Cole of Richmond, has the main
portion of the Maslin, Wayland & Coyner
store building rolled back in place, and the
room will likely be ready for occupancy in
ten days. This was an object lesson to many
of our house builders and movers. The store
room was taken up by the flood and moved
24 feet back. Yet, inside of two weeks it has
been restored. This is a very large and heavy
building, and every one said it would have to
be torn down. The Fry building has not been
moved back yet. Thistle.
Oct. 19th, 1896—Prof. Geo. D. Shreckhise,
a victim of that sure destroyer of human life,
consumption, passed peacefully away on last
Thursday evening, 15th inst., at 2 p. m., was
buried at Melanthon Chapel, the funeral be
ing preached at the Pleasant Valley Tunker
church, by Rev. Vandeventer, pastor Augusta
church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Oney, of the Mt.
Sidney Lutheran charge, and Rev. Abraham
Garber of the Tunker church. Mr. Shreck
hise was a member of the Presbyterian church,
and died in the faith.
The esteem in which this young man was
held was shown by the great concurse of peo
ple that turned out to pay respect to his last
remains. The procession was more than half
a mile long, the church, 40x60 feet was crowd
ed to its utmost capacity.
It is sad when a young man is cut down in
the prime ot life, but doubly so when one so
accomplished is taken away. Qualified to fill
most any position and possessing rare natural
gifts we know of no one that will be missed
so much from our circle of young people.
Nearly all the schools that were to open to
day have been defferred till Nov. 2nd, on ac
count of the prevalence of diphtheria.
We understand the Bryan, Sewall and Flood
pole raising at Mt. Sidney on last Saturday,
was a complete success. The pole is near 90
feet high, having on the top a blue jack on
which is a circle of 16 silver stars with one
gold star in the center. Below is a beautiful
streamer waving to the breeze the names of
our next president, vice-president and con
gressman. In the center waves the Star
Spangled Banner. Judge Quarles and Capt.
Holt each made a fine presentation of the
needs and duties of the citizens in the present
The German Baptists held their love-feast
at the Pleasant Valley church on Saturday
night last. About 325 communed. Revs. D.
C. Flory, H. C. Early, A. Miller and J. N.
Pence were present from adjoining congrega
tions, Rev. S. F. Sanger of Bridgewater,
preached Sabbath morning.
Mr. Geo. Garber, wife and child, of Shenan
doah county, are visiting relatives in Augusta.
Levering to Speak In Staunton.
Hon. Joshua Levering, Prohibition candi
date for President will speak in Columbian
Hall, Wednesday evening, Oct. 28th. Mr. F.
B. Kennedy, the county chairman will pre
side, and Rev. J. H. Boyd, D. D„ of the M. E.
Church, South, will introduce the distinguish
ed speaker. Committees have been appoint
ed on reception and to procure music for the
occasion and on decorations.
Last Monday week a pound party was
given Rev. J. M. Wells, the new pastor of the
Second Presbyterian church. The pounding
was of a generous, hospitable kind, aud Mr.
Wells' finds his larder well stocked for months
to come.
Needs assistance it may be best to render it
promptly, but one should remember to use
even the most perfect remedies only when
needed. The best and most simple and gentle
remedy is the Syrup of Figs, manufactured
by the California Fig Syruj? Co.
i Miss Bessie Gibson left last w«rk for Phila
. delphia, where she will visit friends.
Mrs. R. P. Bell is absent from the city visit
ing friends.
Miss Susie Perry is in Washington, where
she will spend some time with friends.
Mrs. Rob't W. Burke has gone to Washing
ton to spend several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Hutcheson left last
week to visit several of the northern cities.
Mr. W. R. Tyree, of Charleston, W. Va.,
was visiting his family here last week.
Frank Points, of Lexington, is in the city
visiting relatives.
, Mrs. Geo. W. May, of this city, is the guest
of Mrs. Sam'l R. Moore in Lexington.
' Mr. W. B. Collins, janitor of the postoffice,
i has gone to Brooklyn, N. V., to visit relatives.
Mr. Jas. W. Bodley has gone to New Or
: leans, where he will spend the winter.
Miss Mamie Wholey is in Brooklyn, N. V.,
' where she is visiting relatives.
; Will W. Patterson, who had his leg broken
some weeks ago, is able to ride abont tbe city.
1 Miss Sophia Washington, of Bedford City,
is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson.
Mr. Rob't W. Burke went to Washington
• on Saturday last.
Rev. E. M. Snook, editor of the Waynes
boro Sentinel, was in Staunton on Saturday.
Capt. Hibbert and family have gone to Basic
city, and will make it their future home.
Miss Maggie Harris, who has been ln Basic
City for some time past, has returned to
' Staunton.
Miss Mattie Henry, of Montgomery, Ala
bama, is visiting her cousins, the Misses Trout
1 on Gospel Hill.
Mrs. A. F. Watkins, who has been visiting
her danghter, Mrs. Taylor Bisseli, has return
ed to Richmond.
Edwin Berkeley, a former Staunton boy,
' now connected with the Panama Railroad in
South America, is at home on a visit.
Mrs. B. B. Eskridge has gone to Baltimore
to join her husband, who ia engaged in busi
ness in that city.
The condition of Dr. H. M. Patterson, who
for some tsme has been quite ill, is slowly
Mrs. James H. Dooley, of Richmond, who
has been visiting Mrs. T. C. Elder, returned
home last week.
Miss Lelia McCorkle, who has been visiting
Miss Emma Hoge, has returned to her home
at Glasgow.
Miss Mattie Porterfield, of Lewisburg, W.
Va., is in the city, the guest of her friend,
Miss Mary Guy.
Miss Minnie McGninnity has gone to Green
ville, where she will teach in the graded
school for the coming session.
Mr. J. H. Hemp, of South River, has gone
to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he will take a
course of law. A number of friends tendered
him a farewell supper just before leaving.
Mr. John'L. Smith, of Randolph county,
W. Va., has moved his family to Waynesboro,
and is looking for a farm to rent in that sec
Mrs. Eiglehart and her daughter, Miss An
nie, who have been visiting Miss Mary Botts
Berkeley, on East Berkeley street, returned
to their home in Baltimore this morning.
Mrs. J. W. Olivier, of Charlottesville, and
Miss Margaret White of Norfolk, who have
been the gaest of Mr. W. L. Olivier, have re
turned to their homes.
Messrs. Thomas "Elder and Willie Walker
spent a few days hunting this week, near
Augusta Springs, the guest of Mr. John B.
Mr. S. N. Miller, who was the agent of the
United States Express Co. here for so many
years, bat now engaged in business in Balti
more, is in the city visiting relatives.
Mrs. Jos. S. LeFils, of Fernandina, Fla.,
who has been spending some months with
her parents, Capt. and Mrs. J. C. Morton, of
this city, will return home Friday.
Judge Wm. McLaughlin passed through
here Saturday on his way to Harrisonburg,
where he is holding his fall term of the Rock
ingham circuit court. His wife accompanied
him and is visiting friends there.
Mr. Henry L. Cox, bookkeeper at the White
Star Mills, went last week to Lewisburg, W.
Va., to attend the funeral of his uncle, Mr.
George Law, whose death occurred at his
home in that place on Friday last.
Judge R. T. W. Duke, of Charlottesville,
stopped with Dr. N. Wayt, on his way to Har
risonburg, where he delivered the address to
the Masonic fraternity at the laying of the
corner stone of the new court house.
Twenty children, eight girls and twelve
boys, from the Masonic Home of Virginia in
Richmond, arrived in Staunton on Wednes
day last, under the care of Mrs. Lucy T. Acree,
matron, and Mr. H. P. Boggs, one of the in
structors at the Home, and were entertained
daring their stay by the masons of the city.
They were en route to Harrisonburg to take
part in the laying of the corner stone of the
court house.
The J. E. B. Smart Chapter of the Daugh
ters ot the Confederacy will hold their annual
election on Wednesday, October 21st, at 4
o'clock p. m. All members will please hand
in their admission blanks.
Facts About Registration.
Saturday registration day. On that day the
registrars will sit at the polling places aud
register voters and issue and receive transfers.
They will do the same at their homes at any
time up to that day.
No man who has to register or has to have
his registration changed from another county
or city to this county in order that,he may
vote at the presidential election can register
or get his name on the registration books af
ter that day.
No transfer can be issued to any precinct
by the registrar after that day.
A man who on registration day or before
that day has secured a transfer from one elec
tion precinct in a county to another election
precinct in the same county, can present it at
the polls on election day and the judges will
permit him to vote on it.
A Pretty County Wedding.
A very pretty wedding was that which oc
curred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Baylor at Arbor Hill, Thursday evening, Oct.
15th, when their daughter Minnie became the
wife of Mr. Clarence Glover. There were
only the near relations and a very few inti
mate friends assembled in the cozy home,
which was very tastefully decorated for the
occasion with flowers and ferns. Miss Myrtle
Baylor presided at the piano, and at half past
six o'clock as the notes of Lohengrins Bridal
Chorus was beard the bridal party entered the
. hall and slowly wended its way into the par
lor, assembling under a marriage bell of
white chrysanthemums. First came Miss Maud
Baylor, little sister of the bride, as flower girl,
followed by the best man, Mr. Jas. Glover,
then came the bride leaning on the arm of
the groom, followed by the maid of honor,
Miss Lucile Hottle, attired in salmon silk and
chiffon. They were met by the officiating
clergyman. Rev. Charles Marks, pastor of Mt.
Tabor Lutheran church, who said the cere
mony while the song ' Call me thine own"
was very softly and sweetly played. The
bride looked very lovely as she plighted her
troth, gowned in white organdy over white
silk, with trimmings of ribbon, a spray of
pink and white roses were fastened in her
hair, and she carried a cluster of Bride roses.
After receiving congratulations, Mr. and Mrs.
Baylor led the way to the dining room where
an elegant repast was served. The popularity
of the young couple was shown by the nu
merous and elegant presents that were re
ceived. Mr. and Mrs. Glover will be "at
home" to their many friends after November
Ist, at Arbor Hill.
The Board of Directors of the Western State
Hospital, consisting of J. T. Beckham, presi
dent, J. L. Treadway, C. C. Conway, P. H.
Trout, H. J. Williams, A. F. Withrow, F. B.!
Berkeley, E. E. Stickley and J. W. Larrick, '
held their annual meeting at the institution
on Thursday last, and after a careful inspec
tion, found the affairs of every department in
the most satisfactory condition. I
j The following is a condensed account of the
, conduct of the institution daring the fiscal
j year ending September 30,1896.
De. Blackford's Report.
Dr. Blackford submitted the 69th annual
report of condition, operation and manage
ment of the Western State Hospital for the
fiscal year ending September 30,1896.
The following table shows the population,
etc., daring the year:
Patients on hand Oct. 1, 1895 737
Of which, there were, males, 391
" " females 346
Total admission, 262
Total males during year, 563
" females " " 436
Total nnmber of patients daring year,. 939
Daily average, males, 406
" females, 556
Total average during year, 762
Males discharged, recovered, 42
Females " " 27
Total discharged during year, 69
Improved—l males, 9 females 13
Not insane—l males, 2 females, 6
Died—29 males, 21 females, 50
Discharged on bond, male, ' 1
Males removed during year, 81
Females " •• •• 59
Total discharged during year 100
Remaining September 30, 1896—422
males, 375 females, 799
Proportion of recoveries to admis
sions 34 to 100
Proportion of deaths to daily aver
age 81 to 100
Readmitted during the year—2l males,
21 females; total, - 42
Highest number under treatment on
any one day was August 30, 1896,... 895
Lowest on Oct. 1, 1896, 725
A large per cent, of the admissions were
hopelessly insane and incurable from the out
set, the old and infirm had their insanity
complicated with physical infirmities. Of the
fifty deaths, two were 80 years old; five over
70; seven over 60, and six over 50 years.
There are three who have been residents in
the hospital over fifty years; four between
forty-five and fifty; nineteen between thirty
and thirty-five.
The number of patients admitted from 1824
to September 30, 1896, was 5,272, of whom
1,487 died, and 2,986 discharged, leaving as re
ported, 799 in the hospital.
The hospital has been free from epidemic
of any kind; the sanitary arrangements are
excellent; and, where exercising economy, it
is not done at the expense of the comfort and
enjoyments of the inmates.
There was one death from suicide and one
death as the result of an accident.
By occupations and amusements everything
is done to relieve the condition or divert the
minds of the patients, substituting healthy
mental processes for morbid ones. Among
these may be mentioned, as "chief, "The Hos
pital Band," which has a well earned reputa
tion through the state and has been a most
important foctor in entertaining our patients.
During the winter months the band and
orchestra provided excellent music for con
certs and the weekly dances, besides playing
in the court yard, so those patients who can
not be present In the amusement hall are
entertained. In the spring, summer and fall
months open air concerts are given on the
lawn and are greatly enjoyed by the patients
and also by visitors to the hospital grounds.
It has been said that a pebble may divert the
course of the river at its fountain head, so
may something that seems to be as insignifi
cant turn the mental stream into a healthy
channel. We desire in this connection to ex
press our appreciation and sincere thanks for
the efficient service rendered the institution
by the attendants composing the band.
Announcement is made of the completion
of the new laundry, which has been equipped
with the most modern machinery with a ca
pacity of from 10,000 to 15,000 pieces per week.
'By the completion of the new laundry the
management was enabled to utilize a portion
of the old laundry for the accommodations
of employees which had been greatly needed.
The whole front portion of this building,
which was in a very dilapidated and unsafe
condition, had first to be torn down and re
built. A large amount of painting, white
washing and minor repairs were made. The
large wooden cornices of the old buildings
have been overhauled, repaired and repainted,
adding to the preservation of the property.
The medical treatment of our patients,
which is always the most important duty of
the medical officers, has received conscien
tious attention. Tne patients are considered
individually, and their mental and physical
ailments receive skillful and studious atten
tion. No means, mental, surgical or hygienic,
are spared which might aid in tbe restoration
or relieve the suffering of the unfortunate
patients under our care. The physicians are
earnest in their devotion to the interests of
their patients, and in addition to their regular
visits to their respective wards, make frequent
calls to their patients who are acutely excited
or ill It has been the endeavor of all the
officers to impress upon attendants and em
ployees the doctrine of universal kindness,
intelligent consideration, and respectful at
tention to the needs of the patient.
The Steward's report shows that the sum of
¥99,263.32 was expended on expense account.
Dividing this amount by the daily average of
patients in the hospital, 7G2, the average per
capita cost for maintenance has been $130.27.
The Steward's report shows a most satisfacto
ry and economical condition of finances,
which should be commended. The per capita
| cost for the year is the lowest in tbe history of
j the institution.
Acknowledgements are made to newspapers
and their editors for papers, to the Beverley
Club and other friends for books, magazines
and papers, to the ministers of the city for
conducting religious services, and to the wise
and valuable advice and co-operation of the
Board of Directors-and Executive Committee,
individually and officially, in the manage
ment of the institution.
James Ker, Sr,
At a called meeting of the Vestry of Trinity
church, Staunton, held October 16. 1896, the
following memorial minute was adopted:
The Vestry of Trinity church, Staunton,
Va., mourns the death of one of its members.
James Ker, Sr., Esq;, is no more. He died on
yesterday, October 15th, 1896, at his home in
Staunton, aged sixty years. He was a native
of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, but had
lived in Staunton for many years past. A
graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he
was on duty in the ordinance department of
the Confederate service during the rate war,
and at its close he entered actively into busi-1
ness pursuits.
For a long time previous to his death he was
a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal
church, and was devoted to its services. At
the time of his death he was, aud had been
for quite a number of years, a member of the
Vestry of Trinity church, Staunton; and for a
considerable portion of this time he had been
treasurer of the church. As a worker in the
Sunday school of Trinity church and in the
Mission school of this church, he has as hon
orable record. In a\l of his church relations
he was a quiet, affable, earnest, conscientious,
faithful man. To serve the church and to
promote her interests and widen and strength
en her influence, was to him a pleasure and
a delignt. In his domestic relations he was
gentle, affectionate and loving—all that a hus
band and parent should, or indeed, well could
In the business relations of life, he was in
dustrious, upright and efficient, and was a fa
vorite both with his associates and those with
whom he came in contact in the discharge of
his business duties. In society, although
quiet and undemonstrative, he was highly es
teemed by a wide circle of friends.
As a citizen be was greatly interested in the
welfare of his State and country, and in the
performance of his political duties had regard
only for the public good.
Whilst the contemplation of the loss sus
tamed by his death is sad indeed, this sadness
is greatly relieved by the record of the pure,
and honorable life he has left behind him,
and whilst the placees that knew him here on
earth will know him no more forever there
is every ground to indulge the reasonable and
comforting hope that he has gone where the
weary are at rest and the faithful shall receive
their due reward. , .
This Vestry, desiring to put on record and
to make public some expression of the sense of
the loss sustained by it and the church, and
also by the community at large, in the death
of Mr. Ker, as well as of their estimate of his
many virtues as a man, and the punty of his
Christian life and character, it is now,
Resolved, That this brief memorial minute
of James Ker, Senior, Esq., late a member of
this Vestry, be entered on the records of this
body; that one or more copies of the same be
sent to the family of the deceased; and that a
copy of the same be sent to each one of the
newspapers of the city of Staunton for
PU R b esolved n ,further. that the nrembersof this
Vestry will attend the funeral of their de
ceased friend and brother in a body.
A codv from the Records.
The marriage of Mr. Charles T. Hutcheson
; and Miss Lillian M. Matthews, took place at
I the home of the bride on Stafford street on
j Wednesday last at 10 A. M., and was one of
i tbe prettiest of the season. The parlors were
j tastefully adorned with cut flowers and potted
plants and the whole lighted by wax candles.
The bridal party entered the parlor to the
strains of Mendelsohns wedding march, ren
dered by Mrs. Walter Bryan, and the ceremo
ny, which made them man and wife, was
performed by Rev. Dr. J. H. Boyd of the M.
E. Church. The bride, who is quite hand
some, was attired in a brown traveling cos
tume and carried a bouquet of Bride roses,
The attendants were Miss Claudia Seay, cous
in of the bride, and Miss Katherine Hutche
son, sister of the groom. After receiving the
congratulations of their many friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Hutcheson drove to the C. & O.
station where they took the train for Rich
mond amid a shower of rice.
On Wednesday morning last at 10:30 o'clock,
Miss Eva Belle Taylor was married to Mr. L.
S. Hudson at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Taylor, in this city. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter Q.
Hullihen of Trinity Episcopal church, and
was very beautiful and impressive. The par
lors were prettily decorated and brilliantly
K ted—the whole makiug an attractive
s. The bride wore a blue traveling cos
tume, and after the ceremony and congratu
lations, the newly married couple drove to
the Chesapeake & Ohio station where they
took the train for Lynchburg, their future
Miss Carrie L. Keene of Fredericksburg,
who is well known in Staunton, where she
attended school for some years, and made
many friends while visiting the family of j
Mr. John W. Bryan, was married in Freder- j
icksburg on Tuesday last to Mr. H. Wallace j
Carner of that place. Miss Lucy Bryan of
Staunton, was one of the bride's maids, and
Messrs. Harry Bryan and Walter Anderson
were among the ushers.
The society event of the season is the mar
riage of Mr. John B. Cowan, of Vicksburg,
Miss., to Miss Sadie Van Lear, of this city.
The ceremony will be performed of Rev. Dr.
Fraser in the First Presbyterian church to
night at 9 o'clock. Beautiful decorations of
chrysanthemums, ferns and autumn leaves
have already been placed and the effect will
be very attractive. The residence of the bride's
mother, Mrs. N. R. Van Lear is also being
tastefully decorated, where after the cere
mony, a wedding reception and supper will
be given. Last night the bridal party were
handsomely entertained at the residence of
Dr. N. Way t, on East Beverly street. Mr. and
Mrs. Cowan will leave on the C. & 0. 2.07
train to night for a tour of the northern cities.
New Rockingham Court House.
The corner stone of the handsome new
Rockingham court house was laid in Harri
sonburg on Thursday last, under the most
favorable auspices, and was the cause of at
tracting many people to the county seat from
all parts of the Valley, the weather being
fine and the occasion being one of interest to
the Masonic fraternities all over the State.
The Stonewall Brigade Band and seventy
other Stauntonians were in attendance.
The corner stone was laid by J. P. Fitzger
ald, Grand Master of Masons in Virginia,
under the auspices of Rockinghsm Union
Lodge, of which R. S. Alexander is Worship
ful Master, Wm. Dean, Senior Warden, and
L. C. Myers, Junior Warden.
Judge R. T. W. Duke, Grand Senior War
den of Masons in Virginia, delivered an elo
quent Masonic address, and Hon. John Paul
an historical address on Rockingham county.
Many prominent Masons were present—
among them Past Grand Master, J. Howard
Wayt of Staunton, A. R. Courtney, Deputy
Grand Master, and Grand Secretary, George
W. Carrington of Virginia.
After the ceremonies, on Thursday night,
the Harrisonburg Masons gave a banquet to
the visiting officers and the children of the
Masonic Home of Virginia gave an interest
ing entertainment in Masonic Hall at 5 P. M.
The new court house at its completion will
be a very handsome structure, the material
being Indiana gray sandstone.
Mr. Chas. Curry addressed the democrats of
Arbor Hill Saturday night and addressed a
like meeting at Clifton Forge Monday night.
At Mt. Sidney last Saturday sixteen of the
fair daughters of Augusta, under the auspices
of the Democratic clnb of that place, raised a
beautiful banner in honor of Bryan,Sewall and
Flood. Afterwards the meeting was address
ed by Judge J. M. Quarles and Henry W. Holt.
A large crowd was present and our forces
seemed to be as well organized there as at any
point in the county.
County Appointments for Public Speaking.
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss and Capt. H. W. Henry
will address the Bryan and Sewall Clubs and
the citizens of Mossy Creek on Thursday
night, Oct. 22nd, those of Parnassus Friday
night, Oct. 23rd, and those of Spring Hill on
Saturday night, Oct. 24th. We hope there
will be large gatherings of the citizens of these
localities to hear these gentlemen discuss the
vital issues of the pending campaign in an ef
ficient and interesting way, as they have al
ready done in this city and at Churchville,
Fishersville, and elsewhere in this county.
a—•— a ——
Death of Mrs. Wm. E. Manor.
Mrs. William E. Manor, whose maiden
name was Nettie Bare, died at her home in
Raleigh, N. O, on Oct. 15th, after an illness
of several weeks. Her mother, Mrs. Bare and
her brother, Mr. Frank Bare of Staunton,
reached her bedside several days before she
She leaves a husband, William E. Manor,
and two daughters to mourn her untimely
end. Her remains were interred in Harrison
burg, Va.
Y. M. C- A. Entertainment.
On Thursday at 8 p. m., a very humorous
and unique entertainment will be given in
the auditorium, for the benefit of the library.
The entertainment committee and caste are
busy with rehearsals, and "The Spinsters
Fortnightly club" will be presented in an in
imitable manner; several of our most popular
young married ladies taking part. The re
freshment committee will serye a delightful
supper from 6tolo p. m., of oysters, meats
and sweets, in their usual attractive manner-
Admission is 25c. Tickets are on sale at Y.
M. C. A., by Mr. Overdorff.
K»cla| Services In the Virginia
S. M. Bayford, the College Evangelist,
who has been so successful in special work
among the college students of the land, will
visit the following Virginia Institutions on
the dates named: Washington and Lee
University and Virginia Military Institute
Oct. 16—22; University of Virginia Oct.
23—30; Roanoke College Oct. 31, Nov. 1. Mr.
Sayford is supported by a few friends who
have Been the great need of this special work
among the colleges of the land.
"For five weeks I lived on cold water, so to
speak," writes a man who suffered terribly
from Indigestion.
He could hardly keep anything on hiß
stomach. What stayed, wasn't properly di
gested and gave him terrible pangs.
This is not an uncommon case. Dyspeptics
don't get enough nourishment. They are
generally thin and weak.
They may eat enough, but they don't digest
enough. Much of what they eat turns into
poison. If this keeps on there's no telling
what disease they may get next.
That's why it is best to take Shaker Diges
tive Cordial as soon as symptoms of indiges
tion appear.
It cures all the evils of indigestion, and pre
vents the evils which indigestion causes.
Wheat Goes Up With a Sport.
The last week in Chicago and New York
•grain markets have witnessed wild scenes and
excitement. Advices from Europe and India
report a remarkable falling off in the wheat
crop of the latter country, thereby
materially affecting the European supply.
With these advices came large orders for the
immediate shipment of wheat and up went
the price. Wheat that was quoted last week
at 68c was selling yesterday at 78c, and still
the tending is upward. Flour in the Staun
ton market was quoted yesterday as follows:
Family 4.75 to 5.00, new process 4.30 to 4.50
and new process extra 3.50 to 4.00 per barrel.
Lard, western, has advanced to 5 to 6 cents.
FisHMffIVHXE, Oct. 17.—Mrs. John W. Pin),
Mrs. Dr. Dold, Miss Fannie McComb, Mr.
Baylor and Mr. S. B. Young, went to Rich
mond Tuesday to represent our section at the
State fair.
Mr. A. C. Finley of Romney, W. Va., is
visiting his father, Rev. Dr. Finley.
Miss Nannie Hanger has gone to Keswick
to visit friends.
Messrs. J. R. Kemper and A. H. McCue
leave Monday for W. Va. to buy cattle to
Mrs. Wm A. Watson of Charlottesville,
made a flying visit to her brother-in-law, Dr.
J. M. Watson, Wednesday.
Major Hotchkiss and Capt. Henry address
ed the Bryan, Sewall and Flood club at this
place Saturday night We have a club of one
hundred and sixty members and every man
fuily alive to the importance of the work in
hand. Messrs. Herbert Taylor and Hugh H.
Kerr of Staunton, will addrets the club next
Saturdayt Oct. 24, at Bp. m. We have a large
Bryan, Sewall and Flood Ladies Auxiliary
who will see that the men do their duty.
The registrar at one of the largest precincts
in Augusta county, informs us that his regis
tration books show an increase this year of 50
per cent, and that 90 per cent of the increase
will vote for Bryan and free silver. We shall
watch this precinct with interest when the
returns come in.
The Y. M. C. A. is putting in to their base
ment a large new boiler for supplying heat to
the building and hot water to the bath rooms.
The boiler is of such s ; ze that a portion of the
pavement had to be dug up to admit it to the
Staunton Markets.
spectator Office.
BTAUHTOH. Va., Oct. 20h, 1896.
Country Produce.
Flour—patent $4 751&5.00
family Ist 3.50t04.75
New process 4.30t04.50
New process, extra [email protected]
Feathers 50c
Lard sa6c
Oats—shelled [email protected]
New Potatoes-Irish 25a35
Rye 3Za35
Tallow 4c
Vinegar—pure apple 16c
Newwbeat 78c
Wool—unwashed 15c
Apples green perbushel 30at2
New Bacon—country cured.
Hams llal2X
Shoulders IXo
Sides IX
Beeswax 11
Butter 12
Corn , 33a35
Cornmeal 45(848
Eggs 10 tol 3
Groceries, Etc.
Baook—country, see coun ry pro uce.
Western, -anvas hams [email protected]
long clear sides iX c
" short clear sides 4J»c
" bellies , 5c
Candles—adamantine. 10c
' paramnewax 25
Cheese 10XGB14
Coal Oil [email protected]
Coffee—Rio 12&18
Laguayra , 19(523
Java [email protected]
Mocna [email protected]
Cotton Yarns— V bunch 82
Fish—Mackerel SI2JX)@2O 00
Fuse, V 1,000 feet *[email protected] 00
Lard, western—Tierces, bbs., tubs... 11 s<ac6
Molasses—Syrups [email protected]
New Orleans [email protected]
Porto Rico [email protected]
West India 20(3)46
Powder—Rifle, F. F. F. g, 25 ft keg SI 50
*keg 2 50
X keg 1 80
Ducking,*' keg 300
Blasting Powder, V keg 176
Rice [email protected]
Salt *110®I10
Spices—Pepper, grain lOffllO
Pepper, ground [email protected]
Allspice, grain It
Allspice, grouna 120
Sugar—Cut loaf 5.26
Granulated sugar 4Xa4Xc
Yellow sugar 3Xa3hc
Tea—Black 2 (
Breakfast [email protected]@
Japan 20(355
GunDOwder 40390
October 15, 1896. f
Beef Cattle.—The oflerings at the yards this
week were ample for the demand and their
quality was fully up to that of last week's cat
tle, some of the tops being a little better. The
market was in activity abont like that of last
week. Most dealers thought values were a I
shade easier than they were then—,','c off
Prices of Beef Cattle this week ranged as fol
Best 1280410
Generally rated first quality 3 75iS>4 90
Medium or good fair quality 3 OO'ajn 20
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and
• Cows 1755200
Of the cattle received 2555 came from Virgin
Sheep and Lambs.—The market was flow.
There ha» been quite a heavy run—nearly 2.600
head more than last week—and figures are a
small fraction, say Xc easier than on Monday,
and range at I x a3c per lb for sheep, and 2Xa4c
per lb for lambs, and a few extra a shade
higer, the quality being not quite as good as
the offerings then.
Hogs.—The market closed strong and fully
up to the values ruling on Monday; viz: Far-
Western J3.90a4 per 100 lbs, and others $3.60 a
3.80 per 100 lbs gross.
Fresh Cows.—There is a light run and a fan
trade for cows at $15a50 per head.
Calves—Trade is slow and but few good
veals on the market. Prices are the same as
on Monday—:ias Vc per lb.
Monday. Oct. 18, 1896. I
Swine.—The receipts this week were 15,594
head. The arrivals are heavy again this week,
being only about 760 head less than the full
run of last week. The market is firm and
trade fair, with prices np to those ruling then,
viz: Good light far-Western 3.Boast and others
3.60a53.80 per 100 lbs gross. Roughs, as then,
at 2.50a53.00 per 100 lbs gross.
Sheep and Lambs—Tlie market Is oversup
plied, the excess being of too much common
and trashy stun", which shippers have been
and are again advised to keep back, being
hard to sell at any price. Quotations of sheep
la3c and lambs per lb.
Calves—Trade is dull and values unchangtd
from last week. Veals sell at iXaSM c per lb.
WILLIAMS—POAGE.—On Wednesday, Oct.
14th, at the residence of Jno. A. Poage. Esq,,
father of the bride, near Edray, Pocahontas
county, W. Va., by the Rev. Geo. H. Echols,
Mr. 8. Ellis Williams, of Highland county,
Va., to Miss Anna Poage.
MANN—POAGE.--At the same time and place,
by the s-me minister. Mr. J. O. Mann, of
Pocahontas county, W. Va., to Miss Bettie
F. Poage, another daughter of Mr. Jno. A.
CRIZER—MANN.-On Wednesday, Oct. 14th,
at the residence of Wm. C. Mann, Esq., fath
er of the bride, near Edray, Pocahontas Co.,
W. Va., by the Rev. Geo. H. Echols, Mr. W.
A. Crizer to Miss Susie Mann.
Absolutely Pure.
j A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest
of all in leavening Untied
States Qovesnment Food Report.
Royal Baking Powdkk Co., Nbw Yokk City
Our Hobby this Season is
Dress Goods,
In the City.
To See
Is to Buy
All Marked at
1 10 and 1 12 W. Main St.
ins the jury of Shoe buyers, and its ours by
leavy majority. Come to us and get some
ng that you can wear yourself, instead ot the
3e wearing pour foot.
-To-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.
VIRGINIA: -In the Clerk's office of the Cir
cuit Court of Augusta county, October
15th, 1896.
T. R. N. Speck, Adm'r de bonis non,
with the will annexed of Rebecca
Bell, dec'd, Plaintiff,
p vs.
Mary J. Hoover, Margaret R. Tellers
and J. H. B. Sellers her husband and
otheofe Defendants.
The object of this suit is to obtain the direc
tion and assistance of the court for the ad
ministration and settlement ot the estate of
Rebecca Bell, dec'd, and the final distribution
of all the assets of said estate now in or here
after to come to the hands of the plaintiff,
among the parties properly entitled thereto.
And.it appearing by affidavit fi led that Jas.
H. Bear, Sidney H. Hiser, Eva Hite Weaver
and Weaver, her husband, are non-resi
dents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered
that they severally appear here within fifteen
days after due publication hereof and do
what is necessary to protect their interest ln
this suit.
A copy-teste,
A. C. Braxton, p. q.
oct 21-4 te
Hunting O'Ferrall s Record.
The democratic managers at Wash
ington have been overhauling Gov.
O'Ferrall's speeches in Congress upon
the money question, and are issuing
extracts as campaign literature. It
has been discovered that the Governor
used the term "gold bug" six years ago,
and as no other authority has been
found, he is credited with being the
originator of the expression, and the
first to apply it to believers in the com
♦—a> —a
Offers 81.29 For Wheat.
Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 15.—Much
interest has been excited among the
farmers by the proposition made at
the democratic meeting held at Mount
Pleasant, Frederick county, a few days
ago by James H. Gambrill, a wealthy
grain dealer of Frederick City, who
agreed to buy 500,000 bushels of wheat
and guaranteed to pay $I.29per bushel
therefor in tha event of Bryan's elec
tion and the passage of a free coinage
bill. He offered as good security as he
gives to the banks with which he deals.
Mr. Gambrill stated that be had made
a deal with one of his republican cus
tomers already to buy his last sum
mer's crop at $1.29 a bushel. Mr. Gam
brill is a brother of Geo. T. Gambrill,
the wealthy grain speculator of Balti
a a.—a
Banna's Assessments.
The New York Journal of yesterday
makes public the fact that the Repub
lican National Committee has decided
to assess the financial institutions of
New England and vicinity one-eighth
of 1 per cent, on their capital stock as
a campaign fund to be used in the cri
tical States of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana,
lowa, and Michigan, and that ex-Gov
ernor Bulkeley, of Connecticut, has
been assigned the duty of collecting
tbe assessment in his State. Already
the ex-Governor has met with many re
fusals. The Journal adds that in New
Jersey nine national banks have voted,
through their directors, to pay their
assessment, despite the protests of the
Democratic directors. This is the most
audacious step yet taken by the Na
tional Committee, and is well in keep
ing with a party one of whose brilliant
light* says if the election goes Bern
ocratic, "we will not abide the results
of the election." Nothing could better
illustrate the character of the fight
now being made against the people
than this bold efiort to buy their coun
try over their heads and frustrate the
popular will. Nor do we think any
thing could more clearly show the des
peration of tbe Republican situation
In the States they are trying to buy
with this dishonest (nod.
VIRGINIA:— In the Clerk's office of the Cir
cult Court of Augusta county, October
16th, 18U6.
Viola E. Borden (nee Drumheller),
an infant over 14 years of age, who
sues by her next friend, E. L. Bor
den, and Bertie C. Drumheller Plaintiffs.
Jacob A. Hanger and George W.
Armentrout, late partners doing
business as Hanger & Armentront,
Fries Company and others, ..Defendants.
.a.' »
The object of this suit is to establish that the
debts in the chancery cause of Hanger &
Armentrout vs. John Bare, pending ln the
Circuit Court of Augusta county, claimed re
spectively, by Hanger & Armentrout and
Friclt Company, belong to the plaintiffs, who
are the beneficiaries under the eila P. Drum -
heller, trust.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that the
defendant, Frick Company, is a non resident
of the State, it is ordered that it appear here
within fifteen days after due publication here
of and do what is necessary' to protect its In
terest in this suit.
A copy-teste,
Curry & Glenn, p. q.
oct 21-«s
WANTED —a middle aged white woman
for attendant to old lady, a good
home with fair compensation. Reference
given and required. Address, stating terms,
P. O. BOY 168,
oct 14-3t* Hampton, Va.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.-procured, for
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Emily "Wood, North St., Elkton, Md.
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