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THURSDAY, MARCH 11- This paper has the largest circula tion of any Newspaper published in the Valley of Virginia. The subscrip . tion list is open to inspection. —*—♦ m Inauguration day was cloudless, but the next day a great storm swept through the land. To the supersti tious this might seem a bad omen. We learn that the Stonewall Band objected to marching behind negroes in the Inaugural parade. When in Rome we must do as Romans do. . « -^-• There was less enthusiasm in the crowd at Washington on tbe 4th than has been seen in many years, and yet the bar-rooms were not closed. ♦ a -♦ If one Congress spends a billion dol lars of the people's money in times of peace, wbat would happen in time of The first trust mentioned by Major McKinley was the great trust imposed on him by the nation. The next will be how he has been imposed on by the great trusts of the nation. • •- m ♦ When the tariff is increased the rev enues of the goverment will be lessen ed, because importations will be pro hibited. Then Mr. McKinley will find himself issuing bonds to pay expenses. ♦ a » It was almost needless for the papers reporting the inaugural pioceedings to have stated that President Cleve land as the procession moved to tbe Capitol, took none of the applause as meant for him. ♦ m ♦ Politeness demands that when invited to a feast one must eat what is set before him. Is this why the Stonewall Band undertook to eat up the darkies whc were set before them in the procession on Inaugural day ? • ■ ♦ President McKinley attended the Foundry M. E. Church in Wasbingtoi last Sunday, and Bishop John P. New man preached. The first hymn begat as follows : "Watchman tell us of the night What its signs of promise are." Our farmer friends will note careful ly, that as soon is the higher tarif goes into effect they will pay more foi everything they buy, and get no ad vance on what they have to sell. Thii is no prophesy, it is plain truth, 4ni all they need do is to remember it.' The 54th Congress just adjourned spent more money than any Congresi which has assembled in 25 years. Iti appropriations last year were over ttv< hundred millions, and this year ovei five hundred millions, thereby earning in every sense the title of-a Billioi Doliar Congress. As the Inaugural is over Gov. Bush nell of Ohio, can give his neck a rest He used it rather freely for bowing; purposes on that day. There war really no necessity for him to have done so, the people were applauding only one act of his, and that was hi! appointment of Mr. Hanna a Senator « t) Notwithstanding the sun of prosper ity has been shining brightly evei since the 3d of November, and more brightly ever since the 4th of March, failures are noted in excess of the same period of last year, and now there are great labor strikes iv New York, Chi cago, Cleveland and Patersou, and wages have declined all along the The Rev. a. P. Funkhouser of Rock ingham, did well on inaugural day. He succeeded in getting into line a little over one hundred of his "Cou federate veteran patriots," and sad dling the expenses on Gen. John E Roller. Now if he gets au office what he will have done for the Rev. Apey will have been a thousand. The lavish use of money elected Mr. McKinley presideu:. Those who spend money- expect a quid pro quo. Those who so lavishly poured it out in the last campaign did not do it out of patriotism. Will their investment prove a good one? It was made as they make other investments, coldly calculating a profit. Again we enquire will they be di>appointed. Time will reveal. The Inaugural Address. The Inaugural address of Mr. Mc Kinley has no particular merit. It is fairly well expressed, but beyond his statement that tariff taxes must be laid at once, and his announcement that he would call au extra session of Congress for that purpose on the 15th of March, there is nothing definite and certain in it. He did not mention Cuba, and he made no statement as to what would be his financial policy. He has a word to say against trusts, hut this utterance will be the last heard of those platitudes. It is strange with a platform pledged to assist the Cubans and the republican proclivity for tbe annexation of territory, he should not have mentioned the name _' of tbat island. We therefore fear that Mr. McKinley will not prove a strong man, that he will occupy tbe same re tired and retiring attitude he mani fested during the campaigu, and will have managers and allow those mana gers to shape the course of his move ments. Mr. AlcKiuly is blind enough to think his tariff views elected him. when the money agitation overshadow ed everything, and was really' the only issue iv the campaign. If he succeeds in having the tariff raised to Mc Kinley rates or anywhere near them, tbe end of his term will see his pet scheme the most dispised measure that ever eminated from Congress, it will be more odious than the stamp act, (nd may cause a revolution greater iian that act caused. Taxation never rought happiness, nor did it ever *use prosperity, though many think ecause the couutry was prosperous under a high tariff, tariff led to ihe prosperity But if the object of Major McKinley is to raise revenue sufficient to pty the expenses of th° government he must curtail Congress or soon no gyntprn of tnxa*fop. no.- ibe t,:n>s <i tbe world, will yield money enough The Inauguration. For the first time in our life we on last Thursday witnessed the inaugura tion of a president of the United States. We stood on Pennsylvania avenue and saw one man go down a president and come back a citizen, and another go down a citizen and come back a president. The atten-J dant spectacle was imposing, but not gorgeous, not such as would have sur sounded a crowned head, where tinsel, and lace, and showy uniforms glitter in bewildering splendor. As the pa geant passed there was cheering, but it was neither loud nor long, _nor en thusiastic. The crowd seemed lifeless. Of course when the president lifted his hat and bowed to the assem bled multitude, there was an apprecia tive response, but there was not that hearty yell and cheer which so often, we are told, greeted Clevelaud four years ago, or as greeted Fitz Lee as he came by at the bead of a column of Virginia soldiers in that inaugural parade. The Southerner with his warm impulsive heart was not there, his loud clarion voice was not there, and perchance .his bibulous appetite was not there, so to him it seemed more like a funeral than a great car nival. Then too the parade was conglome rate. There were the stiff regulars, the cavalry, the artillery, the infantry, and the marines. Then came civil soldiers, first a company of whites then negroes aud so on alternating the one with the other. Then old G. A. R. | posts and matching ciubs which had peilormed duty in the last campaign came by. Then there were the Indian boys from Carlisle, Perm , which was one of the most pleasing features of the parade, and they received wbat might be termed an ovation. There was one novel spectacle, it was a small band of men wearing gray hats and gray macintoshes said to have once been in the Confederate army. In front of them was a band on whose drum was the name "Stonewall," and riding in front of the band a grey haired gentleman who is said once to have commanded the "Stonewall Brigade" a famous body of infantry in the Confederate army. The musical feature of this particu lar part was good and the band pre sented a fine appearance in their ermine trimmed cloaks and caps, but the Shenandoah Valley Patriotic League of Confederate Veterans, which is the name under which they mas queraded, was a sorry set to behold. They had not all seen the Confederate army, in fact some were not within the Confederate lines during the war, but the most of them had gone to the I iuaugnral to show, and did show, that I "while ee'r tbe lamp holds out to burn, the yilest sinner may return." These were doves returned to the ark, but not in such quantities as had been ad vertised. Not over one hundred and twenty including all the fakes they had dressed for the occasion, were on hand, and it is to be hoped that not one except the general commanding was ever in tho Stonewall Brigade. Tho first thing . that happend to these veteranß was when the parade I started, that they were about to be placed in the rear of a negro organiza tion. Why they objected to this no one seems to know, but they objected and trouble brewed for a while. The negroes of course were then relegated I to the rear and they objected and very naturally. But Sambo who had always been loyal, had" to take a back seat, whilst the "Old Confed" on whom tbe light of loyalty had only recently burst was put in front. When favors are distributed, if ever, Sambo will! find himself again relegated to the rear. How glad the president must I have been when he saw the result of the efforts of his friend Funkhouser, of Rockingham, who is said to have originated this idea aud who wants for his trouble only tho P:;urth Assis tant Postmaster Generals place or any other place Mr. McKinley has to be stow. The novelty of this design and the grand total of its results ought to yield a rich return. That the Rev. Apeyoutofall the Confederate sol diers still living and out of all the tramps that could be dressed as Con feds, only succeeded in getting into line 120, speaks volumes for the old rebel and assures us that there is some ! self respect left in the tramDS. Mr. McKinley looked well and he is a man of fine face and commanding pi esence. He had recovered from his illness and whilst somewhat pale pre sented no visible sign« of fatigue. The day was bright and the crowd was orderly, and all passed off quietly and in season. The nations ruler was changed in a few brief moments, and let u= trust that it will be for happiness and pros perity, for safe guidance for four years from wars, entangling alliances and all that tends to unsettle business or create distrust. ■I. Taylor Elly&un's Candidacy, irint this week an able preseu of tbe cause of the Hon. J. Tay lor Ellyson for the democratic nomi nation for Governor of Virginia, from the pen of our townsman, Harry Tins ley. Mr. Eilyson will no doubt be a formidable candidate before the con vention, and is highly deserving. It is no disparagement to the claims of any other candidate to say that he will enter tbe convention with much strength, and should he be the choice of the convention he will surely be At the Inaugural Ball no color line! was drawn. The sable maid danced in the same quadrille with her fair sister; the "ebo shin and gizzard foot" I jostled elbows with, aiid trod on the! corns of the descendants of Lloyd Gar- i rison and Chas. Sainner, and "as I luiiric rose with its voluptuous swell"! -v.eet perfumes yave a willing place to i Africa 1 beastly smell. rejiubl c ai, should, under the depress- j cii ! nit s existing since they were elect- • cci, have spent over a billion of dollars, seems absolutely beyond b'nuan con '•ppiion Now that a dollar will buy twice as much as formerly, and money -"•reer than ever kuowu before, the! < p.-1 d Mire is harder to bear than if ij had been iwo billions in orJiuaryj STAUNTON S PEGT AT 611 AND VINDICATOR. I Tho Next Governor of Va. ider the above caption discussing i whether the money question will rought into the next campaign tho Richmond State of the 9th amongst other things save: "We think it safe to say that the j?ext State convention will realliriu its Holland heaity endorsement cf -the financial views of the Staunton con \ vention and declare that the Chicago ! platform is the hand-book of Virginia ! "Should the next State convention ; fail to do this tbe Palrnerand Buckner : contingent would declare that they bad been vindicated and we would I soon be called upon to witness the j j often talked of feat of the tail wagging ■ VIKfcrlMA NEWS. | ioseph Max, a farmer aged 54 died at his home near .Brooke Station in Stafford, Saturday morninir of pneumonia. i I. T, Bowen, aged sixty two a well known contractor aud builder, of M«n- Chester, was struck by a train ou the Atlantic Coast line, iv that city, last I Friday and killed. Mrs. Mary A. Costello died of grippe at home near Upperville on Thursday of last week in her:7sth year. She leaves ten children, sixty six grand children and fourteen great grand-! Rildren. The courthouse, jail, and lot at Brentsville, Prince William county, were sold last Saturday to Prof. Beahtn, late of Botetourt county. Prof. Beahm will make extensive im proveinents in the property and opena Normal School there. The. price paid was $517. Fire Saturday afttruo -n in the lum ber sheds of the South Norfolk .Lum ber Company, three miles from that city, destroyed 2,235,000 fee pi season ed pine lumber, the property of the Courtlaud Lumber Company, besides valuable machinery and wharves. Loss, about $50,000. Mr. Wm. Adamson. who resided near Bristoe, dropped dead at Manassas Saturday. He was conversing with Mr. W. N. Lipscomb, and fell dead up lon the floor in Mr. Lipseomb's store. I Mr. Adamson had for some time suffer ed with asthma, but yesterday morn ing he appeared to be in good health. Judge John D. Horsley returned to Lynchburg Saturday from England, where he represented Maj Stephen P. Halsey, of Lynchburg, in the taking of Repositions in Halsey's $90,000 suit vs. . P. Jose & Sons, of Liverpool, and in oae's $45,000 suit vs. Halsey. These suits will be tried for tbe second time at the approaching March term of the U. S. Court. The large barn and stables at Moss Neck, the home of Count Dadhemar, in Caroline county, were destroyed by fire Saturday. In the buildings were five mules, two milch cows, one nun dred and twenty five barrels of corn, a large lot of bay and fodder, agrieul tural implements, thrashing engine, carriage, buggy, dog cart, harness and many other articles, all of which were bu i iied. The loss is estimated at $3,000. Miss Matilda M. Rus.se] died at the residence of her mother in Winchester la§.t week.'afti)* a lingering illness of several months'. Miss Russell was the heroine in a beautiful story entitled "A Night on the Battlefield," written by Major John Esten Cooke, the dis tinguished Virginia writer, and which appeared originally in the Winchester Times during the fall of 1866. The young Confederate soldier, whose lite I was doubtless saved by the heroism of I Miss Russell, was a Marylander by birth, but was serving en the stall of Gen Ramseur of North Carolina, when so desperately wounded. NEWS OF THE DAY. An extra session of Congress has been called for the 15th inst. I Hon. J. N. Dolph ex-U. S. Senator from Oregon is dying. Star Pointer, the celebrated pacing horse, was sold in New York Friday to J. A. Murphy foi- $15,000. Mr. Howard Griffith died at his home near* 4 tJeallsville. Md., on night, aged 75 years. Wit i» said that ex Secretary Carlisle! ill soon l;e S'-pral counsel for the ullman Car Company at $25,000 a There will be no opposition to the choice of Speaker Heed as the republi can candidate for another term in that Mexicans are said to be incensed over a proposition by some Bostou men for the return of the United States flags captured by the Mexican troops dur- The bills that failed to become laws. I carried a total appropriation of over $72,000,000. It is said that an effort will be made to pass them by the next Congress under suspension of the rules. B"Dave" Foutz. the well known base ill player and of recent years man ager of the Brooklyn League team, died at his motner's home at Waverly, I a suburb of Baltimore Friday of asth- Three little girls, while playing in I the yard of the Geruiantown Girls' Grammar School, Pa, last week were severely bitten by a vicious bulldog, and at least one of them is in a critical condition from her injuries. The President is aiready besieged by office seekers. It is rumored thatjPow ell Clayton, of Arkansas, will be Minis ter to Mexico General Ijrouer, of Vir I believed to have been selected liverpool consulate, enerally believed at London ar between Greece and Turkey ent. The decision of Greece he powers is confirmed on all d the center of interest, hasj ted from Crete to the main nesofa, North and South Da ms snowed every day this! Sunday's storm was the in weeks. Railroad trains are . a every directiou. The Leg i-lature at Piene, S. D , has adjonri; laud they are unable to reach their j ues. as not a train has been able to ue or go for a week and the condi v is not improving. How About tiio Farmers 1 7hat are you going to do, President j Kinley, to promote the welfare tfj American farmeis while working I idvauce the interests of the Ainerf ' manufacturers? i ed in agriculture comprise aboat half of our population, engaged in j ■ avocation; but are you aware ut\ fact that while in 1875 they culii I | vated only 86 863,178 acres and r. e-iv- j while in 18116 when they cultivated H'j ! i 349 000 acres they received only $972. I j069.0!.'0. in other words, while tliey cut • jth-ui In 1875 they received nearly $r;0. I j OOO.OfiO less iv money than vhm tliey ' } cultivated only about one half as many ' Tne farmers, you wiil adroit, euta ' pose a gr-at part of our home market. ' If they are nor. prosperous, they lr»v«'. to cultivate twice as many ai-re- anrtj even then receive I*-ss than when they cultivated only half as "many how are' they going to eonsu'ue the products of the American factories Your gaze aud thoughts have l)o Pn di'red d for a long time towards t'le maniifacturers. can you not give those engaged in 'griculture a little of > our ! cr>!i-ider-«tion. or is that too much to :ex peel from a man who owes hia elee j tion to syndicates and protected manu- Private J. Taylor Ellyson. Staunton, Va., Mar. 5,1897. To the Editor of the Spectator and Vindicator : Will you kindly giveplace to the fol lowing, as expressing fully and with out reserve the views and purposes "Of tbe Democrats—a large majority of the I party in Mie State, we believe—who ! propose to present tbe name of J. Tay ; ior Ellyson to the Democratic State ; nominating convention for the place ' of' Governor? Very respectfully. H. C. TiNSLEY. While it may seem superfluous to give tho public history of a man who has been for seven years tbe leader of the party in the State, and under whose master hand six successive and brilliant victories have been Won, with never a defeat, nevertheless we will present tbe salient facts in bis life. Mr. Ellyson is in tbe full vigor of mental and physical life, having this year reached his fiftieth birthday. He is a native of Richmond and was edu cated at the city schools, Richmond College, aud the University of Virgin ia- He served eight-years in the Coin uiju Council of Richmond and was for four years its president. He was for three terms Mayor of that city, aud has been for thirteen years president of its School Board. He has been for six years a member of tbe Board of Trustees of Richmond College, and for twenty three years been prominently identiiied with educalionai work For four years he represented the Rich mond District in the State Senate. For eight years he has been a member of the State Democratic Committee, and for six years the State chairman. having in that time won six brilliant" victories—never losing a fight. Iv all this time he has been a prominent and successful business man and has di rected many large business enterprises. THE PRIVATE SOLDIER. This is the record of a busy life in educational work, politics, and busi ness, and it is a shining illustration of the capabilities of the private soldier of the Army of Northern Virginia. For it was begun by the boy who had fought in the ranks as a private iv the Second Company of Richmond Howit zers, and came back to the same deso lated which we all returned. We shall urge Mr. Ellyson's nomina tion by the convention because—with out disparagement to other most esti mable Democrats who have been sug gested—we think his nomination a necessity to both the State and the party We are on the eve of beginning the payment of a larger rate of inter est on our public debt, and we regard the presence of a man of affairs, a man with actual and long experience in business, as a necessity in the office of Governor, a man who can aid and ad vise the Legislature. A BUSINESS MAN. We have arrived at a point whera, by general consent, it is agreed that there must be a more economical gov ernment in our State, and we need a conservative, wise man of affairs as Chief Executive to suggest the proper lines to be followed. We need in this work a practical man who has person lal knowledge of the actual condition of the people in every quarter of the State, and we think we can safely say that there is no public man in Virginia, who, from frequent visiting among them, has a more accurate personal knowledge of the wants of her people or a greater sympathy with their hard ships. niS HIGHEST TRIBUTE. From the standpoint of a Democrat we know of no man to whom the party would more naturally turn. It is probable that no higher tribute was ever paid to the party loyalty, ab solute trustworthiness, and masterly ability as a party 1- ader of any man than that paid by the free silver lead ers iv when at the Staunton convention, aud subsequently they urged Mr. Ellyson to accept the ohalr- I manship of the party for the pending fight, though his views of what was to he the policy at Chicago had not there tofore agreed with theirs. The State Committee having been clothed with the power to elect, its own chairman, I unanimously demanded ,tbe services of Mr. Ellyson and overruled his pro testations that it might find some other person better suited for the position. Nobly did he vindicate that trust and glorious was the victory on that part ot the field. Virginia, where he was in the lead The wisdom of the commit tee was triumphantly vindicated, and he who then led the people of Virginia to victory for the principles and poli cies of the party teems now the logical candidate for the more distinguished, Miarcely more responsible position rernatorial nominee, h Mr. Ellyson, certainly -'the past is secure," and it only remaius to be said as to his present position that he accepted the national platform as tha creed of his political faith, and therefore, as the guide in national ] matters of the Democracy of this State. ! fie will uphold and advocate the doc trines of his party with that ability nud fidelity that have characterized his course iv the past—no matter what may be the attitude of our opponents. In short, Mr. Ellvson stands today where he stood as the chairman of his party through the last presidential campaign—squarely and firmly upon its platform. NO DOUBT OF ELECTION. When the Democratic State Conven tion nominates Mr. Ellyson, as we have no doubt 't will do. it, will nominate a Democrat who wiil be elected as cer lately as he is nominated—he has never been defeated, either when him self a candidate Or when running the campaigns ol the party. -His election will put in the Governor's chair thej first private Virginia soldier that has oTted it; it will give our State a "God fearing chief magistrate, who has actual experience and broad views of government, and an intimate knowl edge of our people in their homes; one ■ of the most successful party leaders! tit* Virginia Democracy h«s had in j r'l'rty year*; a man with a public and | private life of the highest integrity; ai man who loves his fellow man. ! With this man we may meet thej c< mii-ir election without fear or doubt, either for his success or his admiuis '■ nation, which will follow it. A Heath at a Dance,—The gayet; of the senior geruiau of Norfolk, whilt at its height, was brought to a sudden and tragic termination at midnight Friday night by the death of.Ex Stat. hi.- partner to herseat Mr Herbert sud denly fe.il lo the floor and expired. Mr. Herbert was forty <-i<r!it years of rtge, and was unmarried. Hewa-i elect ed to the State SeDate iv 1893, and made a brilliant rec.o'd in #iat body. He was £ sou of the late Edward H. Herb rr. of Pritiewa* At.ue. io which ••otinfy the d-ceased resided ou a large rJt*to ..f Ohio City of Toledo. ( st Luca* County, y " Frank J. Chfeey makes oath l! at he i» the ;-f'iiior p.-iruier <f rhe firm of F. J. Che;i'-y & > Jo , doing business in the' city of Toledo, County aud State afore j saiil, ami rhnt'said firm will pay tbej Sam Of ONE HUNHIIKI) DOLLARS for j each ami every Case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of HALL'S; Catarrh Cure ■ , Sworn to lie fore iue and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of Decem ' ' . Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure ir, taken inter-, iiiliy and acts dirccily on the blood «>nt lancori* >urfH'-cs of the system. 1 tJftrO oi i< «■ mi- i inls. fiee GRAIN TRADE AND CROPS. The Cincinnati Price Current of last Thursday says:— Within tbe past week the tempera ture was lowered in the Central West to a point occasioning pretty bard freezing, followed by snow and rains in a-portion of the region. So far as the growing wheat crop is con cerned the change in general position is not important. Complaints are some what more numerous and more posi tive as to injured or unpromising con dition of the crop in various sections iii Illinois, and to a less extent in In R.ina and Missouri, but elsewhere such dications are the exception, and the general average continues to favor good resnlts, although it may be said that conditions at this juncture are not a.s uniformly favorable as could be de sired. Tbe indications now are tbat the present season will furnish a good il lustration of the ability of a short crop to prove a long one, so to speak, through the influence of economics and changes in uses of products under the recognition of shortage in supplies. The abundance and cheapness of other food articles have not only displaced wheat to some extent, but have pre cluded that advance in values which would naturally lit looked for other wise, under conditions such as appear to surround the question of supplies this year. Tbe changes in the wheat market the past week resulted in a moderate ad vance at Chicago in the closing posi tion compared with a week ago. The trade, however, appears to be in a! hesitating mood, and while generally reasoning that the situation should justify a more confident tendency still ' is being governed by an apprehension that auy better shaping is liable to be only temporary. The crop news will henceforward be an important factor .in influencing speculative sentiment, and unsettled markets may be the re I suit. It would seem reasonable after the lull that has occurred, with the re duced movement of wheat toward the milling points and the foreign markets, that more activity should be develop ed. The Chicago corn market closes somewhat lower than a week ago. This grain is in such plentifulness and com mands such unsatisfactory prices that the feeding cf it to animals is being done to unusual extent, generally wastefully, and thus the long crop. while it can not be turned into a short one this season, may waste away faster than generally calculated on, and if the start or : he u> w crop should be un favorable tl < re will be a chance for a decided change iv sentiment as to values of this grain. In some of the winter grain districts there is planned the seeding of spring wheat, and : lie lessening of the area of Km and oats. To what extent eh changes may occur can not be liably estimated. The prevailing be lief is that the seeding of spring wheat will be decidedly enlarged this season. May wheat at Chicago closed lfc be low the highest point of the week, lie above the lowest point, and fc higher than a week ago. Corn at Chicago for May closed fc below the highest point of the week, ie above ti - lowest point of the week. is high r than a week ago. Wtieat re.-, ipts at primary markets wero 1538.0,;o bushels for the week against 1,71-3,000 the preceding week and 3 999.00 Ust year. Corn receipts were 3,067,000 bushels, against 4.C\4,000 the preceding week, and 3,977,00') last year. j+ m • At the Charleston, W. Va., election Monday the democrats elected their entire ticket with the exception of two eouocilmen by majorities ranging from 26 to 170. The city gave a republican majority of iOJ at the November elec Governor Kllerbe, of South Carolina, Saturday granted a respite to Daniel C. Murphy a few hours before Murphy was to .be lunged at Orangeburg for the murder of Treasurer Copes, of.tbat county. Unless the governor inter feres again Murphy will hang March 26.' NEW ADVERTISEMENTS PRIZE WINNERS. For sale Black Minorcas Pullets 7">c each. Barred Plymouth Kocksand Black Minorcas. Eggs for setti B, 15 for 75 cents. Send orders to A. G. BICKLE &BRO., No. li 7N. Market St., marlltf Staunton, Va. Valuable liilainl Grazing Fan PFOR RENT. trustee cf Jas. IS. Bradshaw, I will. In tot the court house In Monterey, on Tuesday, March 23rd, 181>7, offer for rent for on j year, the following valu able propei ty. a grazing rami situated in Highland coun ty lying ou Ik..- iiry ltranch and known as the branch or Glad well place containing :.*;< acres most of which is in nnesodand keeps easily *0 head of two year old cattle. TEHMS:—Bonis with three approved securi ties thereto payable Decern Dei-1,18U7. mar 11- It Trustca. Dissolution of Co-partnership. the city of .-sttuntou, \'a , which has been car ried on tor a little more man two years past by trie undesigned C. G. Wheat, J. C. Plaine and JohnK .Nail!, under the llrin name and style of Wheat, t'laine Si Naill, has been dis solved by mutual consent. All persons iv dented to tho ilrm wiil main payment to J. C. Plaine and J jtui li. Naill orto one <>1 them and they, tha said Piaine and Naill, have as sumed all ti o liabilities of the lare mm Hereafter the same business will be conduct ed at the old stand by sail Plaine and Naill who have eut=red into a partnership lor the purpose under the arm name and stile of Plaine it Naili. I eat uid r« main with the new firm rtli be pleased to see ids old eustoru euruj, whom it win uo his pleasure * In serve H e bespeaks lor tiie new mo liiieial i:ar.!onage and conU woro ei:j >y.!d by tija ute ci m. b'HAItLBS 0- WHBAT. J. C. HoAI.NE. J>H.M E. NaILL. ! iO\Kli'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., March Bth, i :;. si ! 's \<!;i;r. rover and ctlieis. as interested in the above styled .-c:idiiivu> the Circuit •.•.uri; i.f Au ly, Virginia. TAKE NOTICE! s.iant to a decree of 331 d In entered November asth. UMI I ■ office in said city on April 10th, 18J7, r-a.-ertain and report. omit of mohey or other property Is of T. it. N. Speck, Admr. of Hebee with which he is euarjreahle. id-and liabilities or sail Kebecca c i.n (standing and unsettled. ite.l and residences of the pf rsons .:::utees or legatees of Ktbecca Twise are entitled to the distribu tee* -ell's estate after paving tho cir.jstratkmaod any outstanding ss together with respective stores fsaid distributee!) or legateis Is :mc!it of the accounts of said Speck .ing receipts aid disbursements, ur matters defined pertinent, be. iONEirsoFFK ,'F.. Staunton, Va . March. Stii, 1597. mearich and ot'ie a. | s interested la the above styled pending iv the Corporation Court of Staunton ; TAKE NO i ICE! ' That pni s.-i-int to a decree of said court en- I lei t.! i > -ni cause FeJiruar 'Och, 1897,1 shall I at my OvOce in the said city ou April 12lh, ISO 7, ~r . ,,.,..,; •;„ ascertain an i report: 1. iho real-state of Oscar s Heydenrich In herits J under the will of his late father F. O. J. Vvhut real estate the O-car F. Hejdenrlch o •■ ns nnd whether the sirrj- is owned by htrn :m s- . eralty or jointly with others. :i Whether cr not tn: property which pass • nnder the will of F ■.'. iieydenrl.-ii to Oscar !•■ n.!\cienricn other xlx children of V. ii ileydearich is s noptl'rle ot partition in k:u i. 4. 'I'he fee simple al l annual rental value ot the real estate ofOsjar K. H-ydenrlcb. „. 'iiie liens binding sUd n-u estate In the r.rde- of their priority. d. Any other matt.-. ■> (lee-u > < ;■>, rtinent, 4c. HBNttv W. HOLT. ) Don't buy a Bicycle until you have seen the ! '97 COLUMBIA and HARTFORD. ; * PRICE $50, $75 and $100. For sale by < ! JAS. H. WOODWARD, ! > 20 Ea3t Main Street, STAUNTON, VA. j The Great Medicinal [ADJUVANT. ( Popular. Pure. Mild. Haddock pure: £ Pleasant. Soft, mellow, j Procure the Genuine at our Store. \ rhe James dark Distilling Company] JOHN racQUAiDt. ftaager. j listillers of "Braddock" Pure Rye and Barley Malt. ] Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealers,] oct 7-lyr 20 and 22 South New Street, Staunton, Va, I ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION! THE NEW, MODERN AND MAMMOUTH Ming, FuraisMns and Hal House, at No. 5 Souih Augusta St, to be known as 5 /^pA' : A-A ; ' A|fpl\ q H DO Opened its doors for business on Wednesday, March 10. Oar opening is the birthday of a ! revolution in the prices of Clothing in Staunton The HUB is a modern store—an up to- € date house for an up to date people. We ask for a visit of inspection from men, women I and children in Staunton and surrounding country We are determined to win your ap probation. We are not afraid of letting in daylight on our goods or our business. We are in the field to do a large business and this will he determined by the low prices we will make and how we serve you. We expect to get yonr trade by treating yon better and always selling you better goods for the same money or the same floods for less money than anybody C else will. At THE HUB, "*• *ffi h r *W«" «■' j 1 c DIRECT FBOI THE FACTORY !i b And the leading factories in the country, too, weyl our stock. What we save by dealing di-wj erectly with the manufacturers our customers gain.aj kOur shoes lead all, because they're top value at& |bottoui figures. 5 I McH. HOLLIDAY, § SUp-To-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Ya.| 1 resident McKinley spread disap prrn tintut among the office seekers !' riday by announcing to more than one prominent public man among bis callers that be would make no appoint ments except such as were absolutely necessary until after the tariff bill be rom.'i a law. -to w '" De no wine served at t p. White House daring the present administration was indicated by the dinner tendered her young relatives by Mrs. McKinley Friday evening. The dinner was quite an elaborate affair, yet only the mildest kinds of mineral water* were served. Deit'i of Sirs. Beeelier Mr . Henry Ward Bt»e.3her died at 10 42 .\louday morning at Stamford, Conn. ili'-'. Blearier was a native of West 3-atton, Mass., win-re she was horn iv 1312. Her maiden name was E iniee White Uull-ir.!. She wi« mar ried to Mr. Beecher iv 18-37, when the youoir divine obtaiued his first charVe at Liwrui ;nh ir=c, I"' 1 - Ten years af terwards lie came to Plymouth church Brooklyn. Elf Have Our GOODS • INSPECTION. ALL AND SEE THEM. Xpert Repairer and Engraver with us | Switzer i Jewelers, Main Street, New Marquis Building. i. M. Cushing & Son, Auctioneers. USTEE'S SALE of Real Estate in the City of Staunton, Va. By virtue of a deed of trust executed to me by .1. M. Patterson and wife of date June the 17th, Is.KS, of record in the clerk's office of the Court jf Hustings for the said city of Staunton, and default having been made in the payment of the debt secured therein, and having been re<i nested so tculo by the beneficiary therein, I will proceee to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder. In front of the court house ln the said city of Staunton, Va., on Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1897, at 12 M. of said day, that certain lot or parcel of land situated on the East side of South Market street in said city, said loc having a frontage of 50 feet on said Market street, be- i Ing bounded on the North by the lot of Mrs. W. U. Kayser and on the East by the lot ot Keeves Catt. TEHMS OF SALE-Sufflcientcash on day of sale to pay the costs of sale, all unpaid taxes on said lot, a bond due Mrs. Mary J. Coiner for *6UO with interest from June the 17th. 1886, and as to the residue, terms will be made known on day of sale. K. N. PAGE, mar 4-tds Trustee. E. M. Cushlng b Son, Auctioneers. fOMMISSIONERS'fS-ALE —OF — A VALUABLE FARM. Hy virtue cf a decree in the Circuit Court of Augusta county, entered on the i:<th day of November, ls'jti, in the chancery cause of Crawford Baxter's Exor. etals va. Kyle, .lohu W., pending in said court the undersigned Commissioner swill offer for sale at oubllc auction to the highest bidder ln front of tne court house in Staunton, on Saturday, March 27th, ISO 7, at 12 o'clock (noon) that certain valuable farm on which the said John W. Kyle resides, sit uated in the Deerfield Valley, Augusta coun- Inlng the lands of the late James W, , Wm. Craig. D B. Taylor and others, ng 275 acres more or less. Said farm a good state of cultivation I ...ring l good dwelling house, a barn or sta other necessary out-buildings. -* :—Cash in hand suffleient to pay the suit aud sale, and the residue of said 9-money to be on a credit of one and rs from day of sale with Interest from ale, for which said deferred lnatal t purchase money, the purchaser will red to execute his bonds with ap personal security waiving the home stead, and the title of tho property to ho re tained as ultimate security. H. G. EICHELBEUGER, J. A. ALEXANDER, Commissioners. Clerk's Offlce of tho Circuit Court of Augusta I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that li. G. Eichelberger hasjexecuted the bond required by decree of sale ln the chancery cause >-f Baxter Craw ford's Exor. et als vs. John vF. Kyle now pend- Plid Court, under my hand this 23rd day of Feb- JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. M. Cushing b Son, Auctioneers. Commissioner's Sale OF A PART OF THE A. B. LIMES LANDS. In pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, entered ln the cause of W. T. Lightner and others vs. A. B. Lightner's adm'r, be, on the 25th day of November, 189S, the undersigned Commissioners will proceed in front of the court house in Staunton.Va , on Monday, the t'tA tlay of February, ISO 7, ! (Court-day,) public auction to the highest bidder ring tract of land belonging to the tbe late A. 11. Lightner: t of 41i> acres, part of the Buffalo inn, formerly occupied by John A. , This tract Is well watered, has on Improvements (house, barn, sheep ile house, be..) a line young orchard ng into bearing, and the land Is of Uty. ct will be offered as a whole and In reels, and sold which ever way it a most money. The plats can be seen ice of H. P. Bell. —Cash iv hand to pay the unpaid uit and of sale, and as to the residue i of one, two and three years in equal its bearing interest, the purchaser to onds with approved personal secu le deferred payments, and the title ined as ultimate security. RICHARD P. HELL, WM PATRICK, JAS. BUMGARDNER, Jb., Commissioners Bee of trie Circuit Court of Augusta y, to-wit: B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court ,do certify that Richard i: BeU ted the bond required by decree of ; chancery cause of W. T. Lighrner A. B. Lightner's adm'r, be, now i said Court, under my hand this 13th day of JOS. B. W6OD sj kd. Clerk. CONTINUATION. ye sale has been continued until onday, March 22d, 1897, ie place. RICHARD 1' BELL,, « M. PATRICK, JAS. BUMGARDNRR, J a.. Commissioners. . Cus' ing & Son, Auctioneers. missioner'sSale -OP— ?ABLE RESIDENCE -tsu ness Properties > of decrees of the Court of Hust e City of rttiUMton, entered at the terms, l-K>ar:d IK'", in t;>e chancery reen. iirown find Main vs. Nathaniel id 8 M Yost, I will offer for sale at Lion in fu'iit of V.l-' court house ln Vii.on irUj, April Ist 1807, at 13 M. i valuable and d sirablo house now occupied by Major (*. a residence, and situated on the rederick and Madisoi svreets, in Staunton, which waa conveyed to d of John iV. Hendren and wife of er llth, 1«",.\ recorded iv the Clerk's * » Court of Hustings for tbe City of TERMS-Cash to pay the costs of suit and expenses of sale, and the residue on a credit of six, twelve eighteen and tweuty-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 ln the property located on the corner of Augusta ana Frederick streets iv Staunton, Va the other undivided one-half of which belongs to the estate ot B. T. Bagby.dee'd,which was con veyed to 11. T. Bagby arid S. M. Yost by deed ot Lewis Downing, Jr , Trustee, cf date March 2sth, !«.«, recorded In the Clerk's office afore said. ThltMS:—One f urth cash and the residue on a credit of o-ie, two and three years- the purchaser to execute bonds for the deferred instalments with approved Personal security, bearing Interest and waiving u,e homestead exemption, and the tltluto be retained as ulti- A.C. QOUDOK. Commissioner. Vikgima—City of Staunton, to-wit: I hereby certify that A. C. Gordon, Commis sioner, lias given bond, with security, as re quired by law, and by decree entered on the nth day of February, l«i7, In the Chancery Cause of Green Brown nd rialu against S M \o-tcta! rendliiglrr tha Court of Hustings tor Hi" City of Staunton. Given uuila my baud thi* 15th day of Feb ruary, IS. 7 N EWTON AUG EN B X > GIIT, Clei k. ADMINimATGRS' SALE. As adminis'i.iii r with the will annexed of B. T llagb}. deed, [ will offer for shlh the un divided one-half interest of B.T. Baghy deed in said last named lot conveyed to Vo'st and Bagby by Downing. Trustee. Said sale toba made »t the same time aud place and uoon thosame terms r>s are advertised above hv thecoiiiinnwluiie fur tne sat ■» of the nnflrvMT X Interest of S. M. Yost. Adm'r B. T. Bagby, dto'o.