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Spectator & Vindicator
beautifully printed at the Spectator
office. An elegant new line of type
for this especial purpose.
Thin paper guarantees a larger cir
euli 'ion in Augusta county than any
Newspaper published. The snbscrip
dor list is open to inspection.
All kiuds of Job work done at this office.
I pc of the recovery of Marvin, littleson
of V. in. C. P. Jones, of Monterey, has been
abar loned.
:; /id M. Gutshall, of Jackson's river,
Hie' land county, and Miss Jerusha A.
111 l ..- were married recently.
nj|Tlin Prohibition party has elected Mr. W.
T. l; ndick, of Accomac county, Chairman
instead of Mr. B. Lacy lloge resigned.
" 1 s Wortliington Hardware Co. has mov
ed hit* its new quarters in the Crowle build
ing, which means sr. enlargement of their
business, and improved business facilities.
I.ivlck & Jordan is a new firm that lias
beet created by sale to Wm. Jordan, and a
leaieofau interest by A. J. Livick in the
Wood working plant.
Us. last Thursday at the parsonage at
Mosy Creek Church, Mr. Wm. Eavy and
Misi AunleSpitler were married, the Rev.
L ii. Paul officiating. They will remove
to Indiana.
B F. Stockdon & Co. have just finished
for Monger & Fisher of Dayton, Va., one of |
the Urgest portable engines ever made in
Stauuton, which they will use sawing lum
ber '
At the Y. M. C. A. Convention which met '
in Petersburg on last Friday Mr. J. A. Alex
ander, one of the younger members of the
Sti iiton bar, and an active Y. M. C. A. !
worker; was elected president. '
'; be shooting of G. L. Morris, C. & O
railway agent at Kanawha Falls by Irwin
L. 'igg, a short time ago, for criminal in
timacy with his, Rigg's wife upon investiga- '
tier was found to-be justifiable. |
'; ac Bell Telephone Co. gained a victory (
in Richmond last week, over the city coun
cil rudge Goff of the U. S. Court, enjoining •
toe city council from requiring the company
to remove the poles from the street. The '
<ouii«U is very indignant.
Aibert Shultz who has been in New York
for some time laying in a stock of goods, has
returned to the city. Mr. Shultz will soon
begin business in the room next to the Na
tional Valley Bank, lately occupied by
Sanger & Eichelberger.
A. J. Livick and wife, W. B. Crawford
anil others, left Tuesday for Washington to
attend tbe inaugural. A good many others ,
wil attend from the city aud county, and •
the Stonewall Baud will form part of the
.* .F, M. >etrTeton, of Covington, Va.,
wa3 tlie Kepubjitao candidate !or the
ilatur- i■.-.- year in Alleghany county,
»„:. married to Mrs. Hope of Clifton Forge, j
a w'dow of Hope on the 2oth of Feb
i» -ti Imogene Avis and Mrs. Goodspeed, of
fit:- r isonburg, took part in the the Stone
"■,•.)» Band Concert last week, given for the
benefit of the City Mission. They were en
■•■ > Mined whilst here by Mrs. John Murray. •
. ie Blackford Band gave a very enjoya- ,
b'i> .ioncert at the Railroad Y. M C. A. at
:■; Lon Forge last week. Prof. Dolan and
M' De Pierre were particularly compli
■ ted.
.• A. S. Hamilton & Co,, the Augusta
ty thoroughbred live stock breeders, '
just received a shipment from the west
. Jersey heifer and Southdown bucks,
. v most fashionably bred animals to be
A uund.
'1 tie Spirit of the Valley says Geo. Fadely ■
fwho was arrested fo/ counterfeiting made a
coi fession implicating several others and
~ etatlng where a counterfeiters Kit could be ,
f[ fODCat, but as yet Mr. Fadely's statement as
; to 'He Kit has not beeu verified.
Mr. A. S. Horn, whose home is near
Dorcas, suffered a slight stioke of paraly
sis, on his way home from Staunton last
week. He is reported better. Mr?. Mary
jStiuU of the same place, was also paralyzed
last week, whilst sitting at the breakfast
I .'man J. Gage, our next Secretary of
Sta 3, accompanied by his wife came in to
tha dot last week. He is a pleasant intel
ligent looking gentleman of about sixty.
Tli y will be at the Homestead until the
fli t when they leave for Washington to at
tend the ceremonies of the 4th.—Bath News.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierpoint Morgan left the
Hot last week in their special car; the run
la Washington was one of the fastest ou re
c ird. Dr. Carl Brandt was their guest as
tar as Washington. Mr. Morgan recently
i red the city of New York one million
I iars for a lying in hospital in New York,
ath News.
A bullet was successfully located last
Frilay In the leg of Mr. Guy B. Bralley, of
V> the county, by Dr. Wm. H_ Taylor of
i(i< hmond by means of the Roentgen rays.
aiivl on Saturday Dr. Geo. Ben Johnson re
moved it. It had been there since just after
tie war and Mr. Bralley had suffered great
ly 'rom it.
Is was reported last week that Mr. N. C.
Eidson well known here had taken lauda
num with suicidal intent. Mr. Eidson states
that be has no encumbrances, either finan
cial or otherwise tbat would prompt him to
leave this world, with which he is very
well, satisfied. The report of attempted
suicide grew out of the fact that he took an
over dose of medicine when just recovering
from the grip.
The Colonial Dames held one of their re
ception's last week, at which time Mrs. J.
Fied.Elringer lent her home to the society,
for the purpose. Several dames in appro
priate colonial costumes assisted Mrs. Ef
rU'ijer in receiving the members. Old songs
w re sung and many relics of "Ye olden
Time" were exhibited, and other features of
interest were introduced greatly to .the de
light of the company.
On the 26th ult., Mr. Chas. L. Todd, of
. ihmonil, a brother of ourtownsman, John
W Todd, made an assignment for the bene- i
111 of his creditors. His assets are not known
under the present condition of real estate,
but he held large property. His liabilities
are about ¥180,000. His own personal lia
bilities do not exceed $100,000, but he had ,
underwritten notes of the Gallego Mills for
about $80,000. This concern failed a week
•i:'so ago. i
A Heavy Loss.
A fire at Thurmond, W. Va., last week,
burned two coal tipples, and about 1,200 ,
tons of coal. The property was that of
Echols, Bell A Catlett and M. Erskihe Mil
ler, of this city, and the loss is a heavy one
c : though there was about $19,000 insurance
on the plant and stock. The fire began at
the mouth of the mine, and a car at that •
point which was on fire broke loose and i
ran down the inoline and thus set fire to tbe '
r'ppl* at tha bottom vvuers tha Cw*i vfai{<
> weii |!
Hou. Jacob i'ost left Monday for Wash
I Miss Lucy Walker is in Washington for
the inaugural.
Judge W. G. Williams of Orange, is visit i
ing Capt. R. 11. Catlett.
Mr. R. C. Blair of Moscow.'was a caller
at this office on Monday last.
Mr. A. M. Valz has returned from a busi"
ness trip to North Carolina.
John T. Harman and wife have returned
to Staunton from their bridal tour.
Prof. T. M. Turner is now teaching the
new band at Gaithersburg, Md.
Thomas J. Harman, now traveling for a
Maryland Nursery, was in the city visiting
his mother this week.
Miss Gertrude Fulton of Mt. Meridian,
who has been visiting Miss Louise Withrow,
left yesterday for Washington.
Harry N. Cootes who is travelling for
W. W. Putnam & Co., spent Saturday and
Sunday in this city.
Mr. S. T, Peck, 8 prominent business man
of Ronceverte, was in Staunton on Monday.
Mr. Peck is thinking of moving to Staunton.
Mr. J. Thomas Maupin of Stuart's Draft,
was in the city on Tuesday looking better
than he has for some time, but not entirely
recovered from his ill health.
Miss Annie Fletcher, who had been in a
hospital at Philadelphia since the accident
by which she was badly crippled, arrived
iv this city last week. She is still on
The friends of Capt. T. S. Doyle will be
pleased to learn that he and his family,
after a safe and pleasant voyage, are now
at home in Beirut, Syria, the point of his
assignment as Consul.
Mr. A. F. Staples, one of the most pros
perous farmers at the Craigsville neighbor
hood, was in the city Monday and Tuesday.
One of his children has been and still is
very ill, with little hope of its recovery.
J. J. McNally, who is well known by
many of our people, and now a student at
Vanderbilt university, has been selected to
represent that Institution iv the Southern
intercollegiate contest, which takes place
at Austin, Texas, next summer.
Mrs. Braxton and daughter. Miss Eliza,
who have been in Richmond for some
months on account of Mrs. Braxton's
health, have returned, and the friends of
Mrs. Braxton will be pleased to learn that
she is almost entirely well.
Col. B. V. Harlow, formerly editor of the
Greenbrier Independent, now a member of
the Legislature from Greenbrier county, has
been honored by an appointment ou the
Commission to revise the constitution.
. Mr. D. B. Strouse of Salem, a lawyer and
late president of the Bonsack Cigartte Ma
chine Company, and now an evangelist, has
been holding a series of sanctificalion meet
ings at Christiansburg for some ten days, at
which over three hundred have made pro
fession of religion. Mr. Strouse is a native
of Augusta."
Foul Play Suspected.
Mrs. Zona (Heastei) Shue died in the
liichlands of this county, ou the 23rdor Jan
uary, and her body was taken out to Little
Sewell aud buried. Since then rumors in
the community caused the authorities to
suspect that she may not havedied from na
tural canses. In short her husband, E. S.,
commonly knosvn as "Trout" Shue, was
suspected of having brought about her death
by violence or in some way unknown to her
friends. An inquest was accordingly order
ed, and, on Monday last before Justice
Homer McClung and a jury of inquest, as
sisted by Mr. Preston, the State's Attorney
for the county, Mrs. Shue's body was ex
humed and a post mortem examination made,
conducted by i)rs. Knapp, Rupert aud Hous
ton McClung, Shue being present and sum
moned as a witness. From one of the Doc
tors we learn that the examination clearly
disclosed the fact that Mrs. Shue's neck had
been broken. We hear too that Shue's con
duct at the time of his wife's death and
1 when she lay a corpse in his house was very
The jury found in accordance with the
facts above stated, charged Shue with the
crime ot murder and yesterday afternoon he
was brought here 'by James C. Shawver,
John N. McClung and Estill McClung and
lodged in jail to await the action of the
grand jury.— Greenbrier Independent.
Shue was bom at Mossy Creek in this
county, and is tbe son of a respectable black
smith, Jacob Shne, well known in the Mt.
Solon neighborhood, but who moved to Poca
hontas county some years ago. This son
who is now under arrest for wife murder,
was sent to the penitentiary for horse steal
ing several years ago, from Pocahontas
Mr. William J. Larew, a prominent citi
zen of Greenville, and at the time of his
death, postmaster of that town, died on Fri
day last, the 26th ult., aged about 58 years.
He was a native of Augusta county, aud a
nephew of Jno. J. Larew, Esq., of that
neighborhood. His mother was a daughter
of the late Col. Win. Wilson, of the Mint
Spring neighborhood, with whom he lived
until his Col. Wilson's death some years
ago. Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. C. G.
Merritt near Greenville.
His father died many years ago, leaving
a widow and two sons of whom the subject
of this sketch was the elder; the younger, a
member of Company E. Ist Virginia Cav
alry, was killed at Gettysburg.
Mr. Larew married a Miss Graham, of
Greenville, who with two children, a son
and daughter, Mrs. John A. Heller, of
Woodstock, survive him. He was a kind,
warm-hearted man, a staunch friend and
those who knew him best loved him most.
His funeral took place at his late residence
in Greenville Sunday morning at 10 o'clock
and the interment was at Bethel church.
Pocahontas County. Items-
The little son Herbert of Dr. J. A. Laßue
died very suddenly on Feb. 20, at Hillsboro.
It was subject to epilepsy.
Mr. Wm. Mann of Edray, and Miss Virdie
B. Clark, daughter of the late Samuel T.
Clark, were married on the 17th of Feb. at
the residence of the bride's mother. Rev.
Wm. T. Price officiating.
Mr. Andrew Price, editor of the Pocahon
tas Times, has returned from his bridal
trip. Whilst in Richmond he was engaged
in a search for the heirs of the late John
W. Davis of Pocahontas county, who died
childless and without a will some years
Andrew T. Adkisson who had not been
heard from for nine years, is found to be
living in Oklahoma. _
Mrs. Dr. Jno. Ligon who has been quite
sick for some time is improving, and able
to walk about her room.
Dennis Dever who is contemplating *
western tour in the Spring, has rented his
farm on Knapp's Creek to Wm. and Sher
man Gibson.
Snow in the western mountains of the
county is said to be several feet deep.

A New Bank.
The Bank of Greenbrier—Bavid A. Dwyer
President, and Jas. W. Dwyer, Cashier
opened for business last Saturday, The
large store-room from which R. Porter Rlt
tenhouse recently moved his goods has been
elegantly fitted up with furniture appropri
ate for the purpose, the walls uewly paper
ed, the floor carpeted, and a large fire-proof
vault built and provided with a time look
safe. So that the new bank is now ready to
receive deposits, make loans, &c—Green
brie '-
A Large Revival.
A revival has just closed at the Methodist
church in Harrisonburg, at which 250 per
sons are said to have professed religion,
The Bey T fr Harper was the preacher in
County Court.
Mrs Nannie J. Aibuckle qualified as ad
ministratrix of her late husband, Dr. J. E.
W. T. Fretwell, U. W. Simms, John L.
Patterson, James T. Kerr and Andrew S.
Borden, were appointed appraisers of Dr.
Arbluckle's estate.
Robt. N. Page qualified aa adm'r of Dan
iel Wine, deed, and John D. Miller, Jas.
, M. Groves, Peter Wine, J. D. Coiner and C.
' U. Homan, were appointed appraisers, any
three to act. B
1 The last will and testament of Mrs. Ellen
J. Phillips was presented for prooate, and
> being partialis proven by the oath of Syl
vester Nelson, was contined for further
, proof.
; The petition of E. J.Coffey and others
for change of public road in South River
district, came up, and on the motion of J.
O. Mitchel, contestant, Col. J. C. Cochran,
Sa.u'l 11. McCue and Henry C. Carter were
appointed to assess the damages to the
propetty of said Mitchel on account of said
On motion of Gen. John E. Roller, the es
tate of tbe late Henry Forrer was committed
to Sheriff N. C. Watts.
The estate of Hudson Spears, colored, was
committed to Sheriff Watts, and H. C. Pal
mer, Wm. F. Smith, John B. Smith. Wm.
Larew and Geo. W. Fitch, were appointed
appraisers, any three of whom may act.
Civil Engineer Carter H. Harrison pre
sented and submitted a plan for a new
bridge over Christian's Creek on tne New
Hope road. After hearing evidence and
considering said report and plans, the court
was of opinion that a bridge at the point
named was a necessity to public safety, and
ordered the establishment of the bridge at
a cost not to exceed $4,037, but before mak
ing final order in the matter, a copy of the
order establishing said bridge was ordered
by the court to be certified to the board of
Or a petition of W. H. Splaun for a change
in the Mt. Solon road through the lands of
the late Samuel A. East, it was ordered
that the widow and heirs of said Samuel A.
East be summoned to appear on the first day
ot the next term to show cause why the
change should not be made.
On Monday Dr. Jas. T. Clark, one of the
attesting witnesses to the will of Mrs. Ellen
J. Phillips, appeared in court and the will
was fully proven.
In the case of the Commonwealth vs. Chas.
Crawford on motion to set aside the verdict
rendered on a previous day, the court set
aside the verdict and released the prisoner,
without prejudice to any action the Com
monwealth may hereafter take.
The court then adjourned.
A correspondent of Spirit of the Valley
from Bridgewater says that under the pres
ent schedule the C. & W. Railroad is almost
as good as no railroad at all. He mentions,
however, some improved conditions about
Biidgewater, notwithstanding the railroad
Is doing nothing to aid in improving con
Mr. B. F Hughes who has been very ill
for some time, he states is improving. Miss
Alice Hanger, daughter of Mr. Jas. Hanger,
is visiting Mrs. S. G. Driver, and Mrs. Ed
ward McGuire and Mrs. W. A. Anderson,
daughters of Or. T. U. B. Brown, are visit
ing their father.
Col. W. F. Pifer, at one time a resident
here, died at his home in Marshall, Mo., ou
the 17th of Feb. He went west ln 1891.
Mr. Abram Uailni and Miss Jennie Shick
el were married on the 15th ult.
Ed. L. Cease will play on the Roanoke
base ball team this year.
A' revival at the Methodis church has
just, closed, at which were 143 professions of
New Advertisements.
Early Spring attractions consisting of new
silks, percales, Hamburg edgings, laces, etc.,
at the Dry Goods and Carpet House of Loeb
Bros. Their announcement appears in an
other column of today's paper.
Cheap Homes for sale in town or county
on very easy terms, are offered by J. V.
Wingfield, Keal Estate Broker, Koanoke,
Va. He invites correspondence.
-R. N. Page, Trustee, advertises for April
3, a lot belonging to the estate of the late
Dr. H. M. Patterson, situate on South Mar
ket street, adjoining the lot of Mrs. W. B.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
advertise for experienced agents to solicit
insurance and promise liberal contracts
Communications should be addressed to the
company's general agents, Mess. Howard
Swineford & Co , Richmond, Va.
New Jewelr) Store.
Switzer & Grubert is the style of a jewel
ry firm which has begun business in this
city. They have leased of Mrs. J. C. Mar
quis one of the store rooms in her new and
elegant building just finished on the corner
of Main and Augusta streets, and are now
receiving and displaying their large and
beautiful stock. Tbe furniture of the room
is of antique quartered oak, and is made in
the most tasteful paterns. It is the product
of the furniture works of T. A. Alexander
& Co. of Waynesboro, 'and in design and
finish is of the highest order. Tbe large
plate glass show cases are somewhat new in
this line and display goods in an effeerive
These young men are well known for
their thrift, industry, and business qualii
cations, and bespeak in a strong way the
confidence of the community.
They have added a repairing counter to
their business, which is in charge of Mr. C.
D. Garwood.
An Interesting Work.
We print the following as many people in
this quarter, are presumably acquainted
with the writer, and he has many friends
amongst our leaders.
"The lower of Thought by Jno. D. Sterrett,of
Bell's Valley, Va;'
"This book comes from the pen of an eld
er in one of the county churches in the
Scotch-Irish section of tbe Valley of Vir
ginia; a lawyer by study aud profession, but
not by practice; lor years a fanner at the
homestead where his father died. It comes
from the county, which -produced Archibald
Alexander, Sam Houston, C. H. McCormick
and Bishop Taylor, all of them farmer's
sons. It is worthy of such distinguished as
sociations. It is one of tbe most original
now striking contributions to philosophic
psj chology ever produced in this country.
1 hope that there will be a call for a second
and large edition.
Jas. A. Quarles."
The War In Cuba.
S Mr. Geo. W. May of this city, is selling
aVjiiost interesting work called "The war in
Usjtoa." It gives an account of the island,
socially and commercially: it tells of the
people in peace and in war; it shows the
causes of the present rebellion, and bas a
well written and it is said most accurate
history of the leaders of the present Insur
gent army. To persons interested in the
struggle it will prove decidedly entertain
ing. The work is said to be thoroughly
authentic, and is well illustrated.
What could easily have proven a serious
accident with horses occurred here the first
of the week. Little Edwin Hevener, son of
Mr. George W. Hevener, of Swoope, who is
spending the winter with his grandfather,
J. Trimble, drove the latter's team to town,
he and Miss Maude Trimble beiug the occu
pants of the buggy. The harness became
disarranged and the horses started to run,
but fortunately they did not go far until tbe
double-tree broke and let them loose from
the buggy. The horses ran some distance
before being stopped. The team was an un
usual ;y gentle one End had been driver; of
m >*> E4win=—Highiauit Kucordvi,
Mokfett's Creek, Feb. 27.—Owing to a
general dearth of news your correspondent
has been content to hold his peace for a sea
son thinking it worse than useless to en
deavor to interest your many readers With
the mere happening of a country neighbor
The hospitable and handsome residence
of J. Frank Clemmer was the scene of a
very fashionable and enjoyable crokinole
party on Thursday evening last. Quite a
number of tbe fair, tbe brave and the gal
lant were present to participate in the pleas
ures of tbe evening. A very pleasant even
ing was the verdict of all the participants as
they took regretful leave of their kind and
genial hosts.
Among those present on this happy occa
sion were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. D. McClure,
Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Freed, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Edward Cale and Mrs. M. Green Kerr.
Misses Eva Jordan, Fannie Hogshead, Mary
Berta Hogshead, Mable Mish, Aurelia
Goode, Mattie Christian, lieba Berry, Beth
George, Bettie McCutchan and Mrs. Dr.
McCutchan. Messrs. Thos. Walker, Wil
liam Sproul, Tazewell Bumgardner, Ed
ward Bumgardner, EUiart Paxton, Harry
Mish, Samuel McCutchan, Charles Mc-
Cutchan, Addie McCutchan, Harry Hamil
ton, McChesney Hogshead and Walter E.
Miss Anna King McKemy is visiting
friends of Timber Kidge. Rockbridge coun
ty. Misses Eva Jordan, of Buena Vista, and
Miss Fannie Hogshead, of Staunton, are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Clemmer.
Rev. G. A. Wilson, pastor of New Provi
dence church, being absent Sunday last,
preaching at Alexandria, his pulpit at Mew
Providence was filled Rev. Dr. Quarles,
of Lexington.
The students of the New Providence Acad
emy have elected their commencement rep
resentatives for their next annual commence
ment iv May.
We are glad to report Herbert J. McClung
convalescing from an attack of acute in
Last Wednesday closed a very spirited
contest for a spellers medal at Stover's
School House. Miss Dora Arehart captured
the trophy, a beautiful gold medal, with Miss
Ada Meek as a very close second.
Our farmers have been busily engaged
hauling off their hay for the magnificent
sum of five and six dollars per ton. Somnch
for the McKinley prosperity and better
times promised us by the Republican party
and their allies the "Republican Aid So
But as we are told all things will come to
bim who waits. So we will wait until after
Marcus Aurelius Hanna and bis Cabinet are
inaugurated, and if tbe much talked of
relief and prosperity doesn't come we will
renew our efforts to place tbe helm of
State into tbe hands of The Boy Orator of
the La Platte.
Major Henry Neff, a prominent citizen of
tbe Timberville section of Rockingham,
died on the 24th ult., aged about 87 years.
Mrs. Reuben Sanday living near Moscow,
died on Wednesday, the 24th ult, and was
buried on the 25th at Elk Run Dunkard
church. A large family of eight children
survive her. She was a daughter of the
late Jacob Coffman, who was for a long
time sexton of Mossy Creek church.
Mrs. Laura Washington, wife of H. H.
Washington, a native of Rockingham coun-,
ty, died at her home in Washington on the
19th inst. She left several sisters living in
Moving Into a Fine Storeroom.
The increasing business of the Worthing- ]
ton Hardware Co. has compelled their re- \
moval f i'-m their old stand to the room in
the Crowle Building formerly occupied by
Weller & Armentrout. With this room is
connected a large two story ware house im
mediately in the rear, which will enable
them to transact their business with greater
comfort to themselves and to the advantage
of their customers.
The new home of this firm covers 8,500
square feet of floor space, every inch of
which is utilized in the conduct of their
business, that of jobbing and retailing
No business concern in this city stands
better than this firm, and certainly none are
more deserving of success. With increased,
facilities and an enlarged stock they intend,
to hold every customer it now has, and to
reach out into new fields.
Samuel H. Kerr 111.
Samuel H. Kerr, Esq., of the Fisbersville'
neighborhood, father of Mr. H. H. Kerr, of
the firm of Ker&Kerr, attys, was taken dan
gerously ill on Monday "vith some affection
of the bowels, and was that day moved to
Fishersville, and from there was taken to
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, for
treatment. Mr. H. H. Kerr accompanied
him. He was doing as well as could be ex
pected when be left Fisheisville.
CofT-Van Lear.
Mr. Thomas Leslie Goff, a traveling sales
man of Baltimore, and Miss Elizabeth
A. Van Lear were married at the Second
Presbyterian Church,Roanoke,Va. : at 1 p.m.
Monday by Rev. R. C. Anderson. E. Her
ring Smith of Richmond, Va.. was the best
man, and Miss Martha Bledsoe Wayt of
Staunton, was maid of honor. Miss Van
Lear is well known here where she resided
lor a number of years.
Real Estate sold.
E. M. Cushing & Son sold on Saturday foi
C. T. Palmer, comm'r, a house and lot on
Church street belonging to the Sublett es
tate to Mrs. Ida Sublett for $2,200; a lot in
Lewiston addition belonging to same, to
same for $50. Ou Friday they sold the
Craig house and lot on the Middlebrook
road half a mile south of Staunton to Mr,
Liskey for ?900.
Reappointed to D. D. A B. I. Boa.rd
Governor O'Ferrall bas reappointed Uap>
tain George A. Mush bach and Addison
Maupiu members of the Deaf, Dumb and
Blind Institution board. The action of the
Governor in this behalf is to be gnjatlj
commended. Both gentlemen are iirvalna
Death of Mrs w. a. Glasgow.
Mrs. William A. Glasgow, mother of Jo*.
A. Glasgow, city attorney, died at her bone
in Lexington on Friday last. Mrs. Glasgow
had long been in delicate health, and iter
death was not unexpected. *
Absolutely Pure.
Celebrated for its great leavening sfc .•ength'
and healthfulness. Assures tbe food e,gainst
alum and all forms of cc immon
to tne cbo; |J brands.
I Patriotism 111 Rewarded.
I It is with surprise and pain tbat the
country learns of the failure of Wil
lougbby, Hill & Co., of Chicago. It
was an ancient firm, as firms go in
Chicago, for twenty or thirty years
bad done the largest ready made cloth
ing business in the west, and the mem
bers of it baye thought themselves
and have been thought rich. Yet on
a confession of judgment for only
181,611 it has been seized by the
This is all the more pitiful in view of
tbe fact tbat it was Willougbby, Hill
& Co. that invented and first operated
tbe since famous "Mexican dollar ob
ject lesson" in the peri's of bimetallism
and fiiyanism. Early last summer
they procured a large number of Mexi
can dollars, some of which they put
into their show windows with instruc
tive texts and the rest sold at 53 cents
each to students of finance.
And yet, in spite of their patriotic
defence of the nation's honor and the
tremendous amount of free advertising
it brought them, in spite of the defeat
of bimetallism and Bryan ism, in spite
of the prosperity whose Advance
Agent will enter his offlce today, Wil
loughby. Hill & Co. have been ousted
from among those "great business in
terests of the country" Major McKin
ley and Mr. Hanna were chosen to
serve!—N. Y. Journal.
Judge W. "W. Crump Dead.
Judge William W. Crump peacefully
paused away Saturday afternoon at
4:15 o'clock at bis family residence,
corner Broad and Governor streets,
Richmond, in his seventy-eighth year.
He had been ill for some time, and it
was known that his life was slowly
ebbing away, although he was not
suffering any pain.
His loss will be mourned sincerely
by a large number of people, not only
in Richmond, but all over the State,
and tbe legal profession recognizes in
his death tbe departure of one of its
brightest lights. Judge Crump was
counsel for Jeter Philips, who was j
hanged for wife murder, and for T. J.
Cluverius. who was hanged for the
murder of Lillian Madison, two of the
most noted criminal trials in the annals
of Va. !
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The Signs are Cheering.
Bradstreet's says: "The placing of
orders for nearly 1,500,000 tons of stsel
within the past three weeks is tbe
most important influence for improve- j
ment in general trade since the No
vember election. The contracts for
steel rails taken since the break in the
price, together with expenditure nec
essary to lay the rails, means the
placing in circulation of no less than
$35,000,000. The rush for rails appears
to be about over and the outlook is
for higher prices. Consumption of
Bessemer pig iron is in excess of pro
duction, and wire and wire nail mills
are running full time. Many woolen
mills in New England have started up.
Manufacturers are buying in expecta
tion of a duty being placed on raw
wool. Recent improvements in cotton
goods is maintained."
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Staunton Marxcts.
STAUNTON, V A., Mar. 3,1897.
Country Preduce.
Flour—patent |5.5i<a5.75
family Ist.. s.uutooa&
New process .' 4.80t05.W»
New process, extra [email protected]
New wheat 88e
Feathers 50c
Lard sa6c
Oats—shelled IStgdH
New Potatoes-Irish 35a3ft
Rye 33a35
Tallow 4c
Vinegar—pure apple loc
Wool—unwashed 15c
Apples green perbushel 30a42
New Bacon—country cured.
Hams Ilal2)£
Shoulders 7Xc
Sides 7#
Beeswax •■•■,„ 5'
Butter 13a14i
Corn ißab6|
Cornmeal 45(a>,t8j
Kggs toll
Mixed Hay 7.50 a 8.00
Timothy Hay 925 a 9.50
Clover Hay :... «.00 a 7.0
Groceries. Etc.
Bacon—country, see coun ry pro uce.
Western, canvas hams [email protected]
long clear sides 5c
" short clear sides 5c
" a bellies s*o
Candles—adamantine 10c
' parafflne wax 25
Cheese 10*®14
Coal Oil [email protected]»
Coffee—Rio [email protected]»
Laguay ra ISS*? 3
Jala... [email protected]
Mocha dg(g33
Cotton Yarns— V bunch 82
Fish-Mackerel $12 [email protected] 00
Fuse, » 1,000 feet *2.SOC<HS7 00
Lard, western—Tierces, bbs., tubs... 4XWCH
Molasses—Syrups [email protected]
New Orleans 258545
Porto Rico [email protected]
West India [email protected]
Powder—Rifle, F. F. F. g, 35 lb keg $4 50
H keg 2 5(1
X keg 1 sli
Ducking,*' keg 300
Blasting Powder, V keg 17.'.
Rice..... [email protected]
Salt *1 10a 110
(Jplces—Pepper, grain lOffllO
Pepper, ground 10(5)10
Allspice, grain ll
Allspice, ground 120
February 25, 1897. I
Cattle—The market bas not been active
tbis week, with quotations varying but lit
tle from those of 1 ast week, but some of tbe
tops being au Improvement as to quality,
shows a shade easier range of values from
those of last week. Prices of beef cattle
ranged as follows :
Best *4 50®4 7f
generally rated first quality » M*4 a
Medium or good fair quality 300(g33(
Ordinary thlu Steers, Oxen and
COWS 300525 C
Of tut' cattle received U39 came from Vir
Sheep (Hid 1 Lambs—There is a rather lim
ited offering this week and values for both
sheep and jambs are a %<s higher than
on Monday, frade being fairly active. Sheep
as 2]4a3%e per lb, and extra at 4e per lb.
Lambs 4»5c per *l«. and a few extia a shadt
higher than on Muuday.
Swine.—The mailcet is steady at the quo
tations on Monday.
Fresh Cows.—There is no change in the
market for milch cows from last week.
Trade is fair and prices range at $Jo.i4"i per
Calves.—Trade is active for veals and
prices advanced since Monday 'x<i' ranging
at 4asMc per lb.
MISSION Merchants. Jersey City, N. J.
New York, Mar. 1.
Total receipts yesterday and today, includ
ing all local points, were 2469 beeves, 1582
calves, 12,542 sheep and lambs, and 10,084
hogs. For the week ending Snnday, last;
9,034 beeves, 230 milch cows, 2860 calves,
39,438 sheep and lambs, 37,797 bogs, against
10,193 beeves, 181 milch cows, 2357 calves,
30,412 sheep and lambs, and 32,474 bogs the
week previous.
Shipments from this port the past week
Were 2509 beeves, 1050 sheep, 9591 quarters
at beef, against 2443 beeves, 1503 sheep, and
14,825 quarters the week preceding. Private
cables received today from London and Liver
pool quoted American steers at luialHc per
lb. dressed weight; American sheep at 9alle
per lb, dressed weight; American refrigerator
Receipts ot beeves, yesterday and today in
eluded 23 cirs to be sold, of which 21 cars
were at Jersey City. On fairly liberal offer
ings and a light inquiry, the trading was
1 slow from start to finish, prices in most in
stances showing a reduction from Friday of
10al5c per 100 lbs. The yards were fully
B.cleared m due season. Poor to prime native
UsteerS sold at *4.00a4.75 per 100 lbs; a few
plops atss 10a5 25: stags and oxen at *2.25 a
1.3 60; bulls at *2.50a3.50: dry cows at tl.bua
1.3-2 S.
| »/IR(JJBIlA:—ln the Clerk's offlce of tbe Cir
■ V cult Court of Augusta county, the 32nd
I .day of February, 1897.
JA. C. Braxton Plaintiff,
< >vs. _
fllLeuls.C. Hartley et als .Defendants,
Ila Chancery aad on attachment returned
j duly executed.
I The general object ot this suit Is to recover
\ for the plaintiff of the defendants a certain
debt asserted by the plaintiff against < he d -
J fendants jointly and severally tor $2Uo.Boceiits
I WISH Interest thereon from l«t day of Febiu
ary, lan,, till paid and the costs of suit, aud to
;i I hat end to attach the interest of the uou resl
'i dr-ut d«-ieirdant. Joseph S. Laurence in a c*r-
E| L.tin t >.<-t o" mud l>ing in tne i-.iunties o'
SI K"CKbridgr, II ith. Highland and Augusta mid
H >u> jectrucb .merest to tue paiuivut or v tiiu
! | tlit'o cUtini.
I And It appearing by affidavit filed that dv
i fendant, Joseph 8. Lawrence is anon-resluei,t
of this State, it Is ordered tuut he appear here
within fifteen days after due publication
-hereof and do wbat Is necessary to protect
jils Interest ln this suit.
A copy-teste,
JOri. a WOODWARD. Clerk.
.A.C. Hrarti a, p. q.
An Alexandria landmark.
One of the landmarks of the Poto
mac region is disappearing. Fish town,
on the northeast edge of Alexandria,
once as busy in spring as scores of fish
ing boats and hundreds of up-country
wapons could make it, has been clear
ed by fire of its buildings, and no new
ones have been erected, so that the
whole area is now bare. It was once
rented at $5,000 for the three months.
•—• —•
. B. M. Cushlng & Son, Auctioneers.
Commissioner's Sale
— OF—
Business Properties
By virtue of decrees of the Court of Hust
ings for the City of Staunton, entered at the
February terms, 189(1 aud lhifi. In tbe chancery
cause of Green, Brown and Main vs. Nathaniel
Hlbbert and S. M. Yost, I will offer for sale at
public auction ln front of the court house in
Staunton, Va., on
Thursday. April Ist 1897, at 18 M.
Ist That valuable and desirable house
and lot now occupied by Major s.
M. Yost as a residence, and situated on the
corner of Frederick and Madison streets, in
the city of Staunton, which was conveyed to
him by deed of John N. Hendren and wife of
date October 11th, 1875, recorded lv the Clerk's
office of the Court of Hustings for the City of
Staunton. =
TKRMS—Cash to pay the costs of
suit and expenses of sale, and the
residue on a credit of six, twelve,
eighteen and twenty-four months,
the purchaser to execute bonds for the defer
red Instalments, bearing Interest, and waiv
ing the homestead exemption, and the title to
be retained as ultimate security.
2nd. An undivided one-half interest in the
property located on the corner of Augusta
and Frederick streets in Staunton, Va., the
other undivided one-half of which belongs to
the estate of B. T. Bagby,dec'd,which was con
veyed to B. T. Bagby and S. M. Yost by deed
of Lewis Downing, dr.. Trustee, of date Marcli
28th, 1890, recorded ln the Clerk's office afore
TERMS:—One-fourth cash and the residue
on a credit of one, two and three years; the
purchaser to execute bonds for the deferred
Instalments with approved personal security,
bearing interest and waiving the homestead
exemption, and the title to be retained as ulti
mate security.
Virginia—City of Staunton, to-wit:
I hereby certify that A. C. Gordon, Commis
sioner, has given bond, with security, as re
quired by law, and by decree entered on the
13th day of February. I 8 9?, in the Chancery
Cause of Green Brown and Main against S. M.
Yost et al. pending In the Court of Hustings
for the City of Staunton.
Given under my hand this 15th day of Feb
ruary, 1897.
As administrator with the will annexed of
B. T. Ba«»by, deed, I will offer for sale the un
divided one-half Interest of B. T. Bagby. deed,
In said last named lot conveyed to Yost and
Bagby by Downing, Trustee. Said sale trr be
made at the same time and place and upon
the same terms as are advertised above by
the commissioner for the sale of the undivid
ed one half Interest of S. M. Yost.
j T. R. N. SPECK,
1 mar 4-4t Adm'r B, T. Bagby, deed.
E. M. Cushlng b Son, Auctioneers.
Commissioner's Sale
In pursuance of a decree of the circuit court
of Augusta county, entered In the cause of w.
T. Lightner and others vs. A. B. Lightner's
adm'r, &c, on the 25th day of November, 189H,
the undersigned Commissioners will proceed
ln front of the court house ln Staunton. Va., ou
Monday, the 83d day of February, 1897,
to sell at public auction to the highest bidder
the following tract of land belonging to the
estate of the late a. D. Lightner:
A tract of 418 acres, part of the Buffalo
Branch larm, formerly occupied by John A.
Lightner, This tract Is well watered, has on
It good improvements (house, barn, sheep
barn, apple house, &c.,) a fine young orchard
Just coming into bearing, and the land is of
good quality.
The tract will be offered as a whole and In
three parcels, and sold which ever way it
brings the most money. The plats can be seen
at the offlce of H. P. Hell.
TERMS—Cash hi hand to pay the unpaid
costs of suit and of sale, and as to the residue
on credits of one, two and three years in equal
instalments bearing interest, the purchaser to
execute bonds with approved personal secu
rity for the deferred payments, and the title
to be retained as ultimate security.
Clerk's Offlce of the Circuit Court of Augusta
County, to-wit:
I, Jos. B. Woodward,' Clerk of the Court
aforesaid, do certify that Richard P. Hell
has executed the bond required by decree of
sale lv the chancery cause of W. T. Lighiner
etalsvs. A. B. Lightner's adm'r, be., now
pending ln said Court.
Given under my hand this i;th day of
June, 1896.
Jan 22- It
The above sale has been continued until
Monday, March 22d, 1897,
at the same place.
feb 25-4t Commissioners.
E. M. Cushlng & Son, Auctioneers.
—OF —
By virtue of a decree in the Circuit Court ol
Augusta county, entered on the 13th day of
Movember. 1896, in the elifmcory cause ol
•'rawford llaxter's Exor. etalsvs. Kyle, John
VV., pending in said court the undersigned
Commissioners will offer for sale at public
auction to the highest bidder ln front of the
court house iv Staunton, on
Saturday, March 37th, 18U7,
at 12 o'clock (noon) that certain valuable farm
ou which the slid John W. Kyle resides, sit
uated In the Deertleld Valley, Augusta coun
ty, adjoining the lands of the late .lanes W.
Calhoun, Wm. Craig. D It. Taylor and others,
lonlainlug 375 acres more or less, w-tid farm
oelng in a good state of cultivation having
lpon It a good dwelling house, a barn or sta
lle wi h other necessary outbuildings.
TERM - I :—Ca3h in hand sufficient to pay the
lOsts of suit aud sale, and the residue ot siiil
mrehase-money to bo on a credit of one i nil
;wo years from day of sale with interest ir mi
lay or sale, for which said deferred Icstal
uents of pu-chase-money, the purchaser will
ie required to execute his bonds with ap
proved personal security waiving the liome
•tead. and the title of the property to bo re
gained as ultimate security.
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
County, to-wit:
I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court
aforesaid do certify that H. G. Eichelberger
liaslexecuted the bond required by decree of
sale ln the chancery cause of Raxter Craw
ford's Exor. et als vs. John W. Kyle now pend
ing in said Court,
Given under my hand tiiis Slid day ot Feb
ruary, 1897.
JOS. B. WOODWAI! D, Clerk.
feb 25-tde
[E. M. Cushlng & Son, Auctioneers. J
Commissioners' Sale
By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of
Augusta conuty, rendered on the 2'ith day ol
May, 1896, iv the chancery cause of Jacob
Crumbaker vs. Wester", James' adm'r, Ac,
and Western, be. vs Western's adm'r., Ac.,
pending in said court, the undersigned Com
missioners, appointed for the purpose, w ill
offer for sale at public auction to the highest
bidder in front of the court house of Augusta
county in Staunton, Va., on
Monday, March 22d, 1897,
(County Court-day), the real estate of which
James Western died seized and possessed, less
that part assigneil the widow as her dower.
The tract contains 88 acres, 3 roods aud 5
poles, and is situated in Augusta county on
the Kockflsh and Harriston road about mid
way between "om Hope and Harriston.
TERMS.—One-fourth or the purchase money
in cash and the balanceupon a credit of one,
two and three years, the purchaser executing
bonds, with approved personal security waiv
ing the homestead exemption and the title to
be retained as ultimate security.
Should the above described land not sell for
enough to pay the debts audited in these
causes against James Western, deed; then
the dower land assigned the widow of James
Western, deed, confuting of 24 acres of clear
ed land, including the buildings, lexoept the
ham and 3 3-5 acres of timber laud) will be
sold at the same time and upon the same
terms, subject to the life estate of Mrs, Susan
M. Western.
A plat anfi survey of the land can be seen at
the otfloe of Alex. F. Robertson.
10 ■nmUslnnerg,
neik's Office of the Circu't Court or Augusta
county, to-wit:
1. Jos. U. Woodwaid, Clerk of the court
aforesaid do certiry that Abx F. Robertson
has executed the bond required by decree of
sale ln tbe chancery cause of Crumbaker vs.
Western's adm'r and Western, &c. vs. Western
be, now pending In said court.
- Olr -vi my band this 33d day of Sep
twulv,•, n-9. .M B. WOODWARD,
< J'ebi.'i-H •; Clerk
Business cards, wedding invitations, visit
ing cards, printed at this office in the neatest
and most attractive style.
We ■t-lnito
jyExpert Repairer and Engraver with us.
Switzer .^.
Grubert, yS^
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No. 3 Main Street,
New Marquis Building.
Is. M. Cushlng b Son. Auctioneers.
Trustee's Sale
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by
Charles D. Brand and Rachel E. Brand, his
wife, to the undersigned dated July 31, 1883,
and of record In the Clerk's office of the Coun
ty Court of Augusta, in deed book 99, page 593,
default having been made in the payment of
the debts secured thereby, and being request
ed in writing so to do by the holders of said
debts, I will offer for sale by public auction in
front of the court house in the city of Staun
ton, on
Monday, February 32, 1897,
(County Court-day), the real estate or so much
thereof as may be necessary, described in said
deed situated in Augusta county on the Shen
andoali Valley Railroad mow Norfolk b West
ern) and South river adjoining Geo. F. Reiser
and others containing 124 7-75 acres.
The land has upon it a comfortable dwel
ling, stable and a well.
Terms of sale will be cash sufficient to pay
cost of sale and the debts secured by the deed
of trust amounting to $1,500.(10 wi th interest
from July 31,1891, until paid and for the resi
due of the purchase-money the purchaser will
execute his three bonds with approved per
sonal security, in equal instalments, bearing
date from day of sale with interest from date
and payable iv one, two and three years from
date respectively and the title to be withheld
as ultimate security.
This is a good opportunity to buy a nice
home and, as the sale is made by a trustee,
when the property is knocked down, no upset
hid can be put in.
Jan 21-4ts Trustee.
The above sal 3 lias been postponed to
Monday, March BBBdVtW7 s
County court day.
feb 25-tde Trustee.
Early Spring Attractions
Dry Goods and Carpet House.
New Silks. New Carpets.
New Percales. New Mattings.
New Hamburg Edgings. New Oil Cloths.
New Laces, New Lace Curtains*
New Veilings. New Window Shades*
The Best Goods at Lowest Prices
All Goods Warranted as Represented,
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You are throwing money away if yon buy your'
Clothing before seeing wbat tbe
Weinberg Clothing^Company
can do for you, and wben you do come, you are
sure to buy no matter bow long you've been deal
ing elsewhere, and bow good they have treated
yon, as we are selling our goods at almost next to
nothing prices.- All of our heavy weight suits and
overcoats marked down to about one-half their val
ue, as we do not propose to carryany of them over
if low prices will sell them.
we do not keep any shoddy goods. All our goods
are cut and made at our own factory, under our
own supervision, so we not only know what we
are selling, but can afford to save you money, and
will do it every time. So if yon value your
money come direct to the
Well Hi Cum,
The Always Truthful
Clothiers, Tailors ami m MM
Opposite Court House, STAUNTON, VA.
E. M. Cushlng b Son, Auctioneers.
'of a
Lot of Real Estate in the
City of Staunton. Va.
Ry virtue of a deed of trust executed to ma
by 11. M. Patterson and wife of date June tha
17th, 1896, of record in the clerk's office of tha
Court of Hustings for the said city of Staunton,
and default having been made ln tbe payment
of the debt secured therein, and having; bean
requested so to do by the beneficiary therein,
I will proceee to sell at public auction, to tha
highest bidder, in front of the court house la
the said city of Staunton, Va., on
Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1897,
at 12 M. of said day, tbat certain lot or parcel
of land situated on the Bast side of South,
Market street in said city, said lot having a
frontage of 50 feet on said Market street, be
ing bounded on tbe North by the lot ot Mrs.
W. R. Kayser and on the East by the lot oC
Reeves Catt.
TERMS OF SALE-Sufflclent cash on day ot
sale to pay the costs of sale, all unpaid tazea
on said lot, a bond due Mrs. Mary J. Coiner for
$600 with interest from June the 17th, 1896, and
as to the residue, terms will be made known
on day of sale. B. N. PAGE, a
mar 4-tds Trustee.
25,000 Turkeys Wanted.
25,000 Chickens Wanted.
Highest cash price paid on delivery. Will
olso buy FURS OF ALL KINDS, for which
cash will be paid.
At my old stand, 416 N. Augusta St.,
Jan 14-Bt* Staunton, Va.
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