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THURSDAY, JUNE 24. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. O This paper guarantees a larger g X circulation in Augusta county X 8 than any Newspaper published, g © Tbe subscription list is open to g X inspection. g WEDDING CARDS -beautifully printed at the Spectator office. An elegant new line of type for this especial purpose. BRIEF LOCALS. All kinds of Job work done at this office. A gentleman writing from Rockbridge says a kind word for the Hon. Edward Echols for Lieut. Gov. in this issue. On last Friday the Staunton base ball team defeated the W. & L. University team by a score of 12 to 0. When you come to town and wish envelop letter-heads, bill heads or any other kind ol -Job work done, call at the Spectator and Vixdicatob office. Laura Ann, an infant child three months old, of Mr. J. Alex. Turk, of Newport, died last week and was buried at New Providence church on Friday. Messrs. E. M. Cushing & Son have sold the H. H. a'Court residence in the western su burbs of the city, to Rev. Mr. Fleming of the county, for $1,250. Hon. H. Si. Geo. Tucker has accepted the chair in the law department at the W. & L. University, made vacant by the death of his father, the Hon. John Randolph Tucker. The counties of Highland and Pocahontas are negotiating for a new road to connect lities between Meadow Dale in High id Dunmore in Pocahontas, inity Reformed church at Mt. Craw -8 o'clock Thursday evening, Miss lawkins was married to Mr. Abner ?h, the Rev C. B. Heller officiating. 5 Cross, Esq., of West Augusta, cel his 83d birth day last week, when a of his immediate family and some friends assembled. Susan V. Plunkett, widow of the in Plunkett, died at her home in j ttsville on Friday night last. The took place Sunday afternoon at 4 ;ouncil of this city has granted the t the fair grounds to the Staunton Hub, for a meet to be held there on i of July. c gubernatorial race up to yesterday ad 128 instructed votes, Eilyson 18, i ucted 41. Richmond votes today, and riends of Mr. Eilyson succeed, as they | i, the candidates may find themselves, ither day Mr. W. W. Samples killed ; snake which measured four feet in and in circumference was as large as i 5 arm. It had its head drawn back j :e Mr. Faude Trimble who was sit-; i a pile of lumber immediately over ghland Recorder. ■ . „ Norfolk & Western Ry. is about to inaugurate a policy | which dispenses with| baggage-masters ou its trains. All baggage is to be handled by the express company. The baggage-masters thus lose their .jobs, and the railroad company expects to save about $8,000 a year by the change. The First National Bank of Harrison burg has put a new steel burglar proof safe in its vaults. It weighs 4G25 pounds, and is providep with double combination time locks and other modern appliances designed to render it difficult of access to the general travelling public. The Valley Home Seminary near Fishers ville, together with some lands belonging to the Misses Gibson, who have charge of the school, were sold on Monday last at public auction by E. M. Funkhouser, trustee, for $2,900, and purchased oy Mrs. Samuel Mc- Mcllhauy & Hilleary haye made the fol lowing sales of real estate—D. W. Kennedy's farm, 121 acres, on Middlebrook pike, to J. Frank Wilson of Rockbridge, $2,500. 72 acres near Hebron church for Lushbaugh Bros, for $1,750; 52 acres to J. S Greene and 20 acres to Mrs. J. E. Greene. The T. J. William's house on N. Coalter St. to John L. Hoy for $1,000. j Invitations have been issued to the mar riage of Miss Annie D. Ualk to John Rev-] ercomb, to take place in the Methodist j church at Elkton, on Tuesday evening,; June 29th Miss Halk has many friends in! Staunton, where she resided tor a number of years. Mr. Revercorab is a prominent young business man of Clifton Forge. The City Street Car Co. has placed new sum j mrr cars on its line. They are large and of tasteful pattern. In a short time the line will be in operation to Highland Park, a pleasure ground fitted up by the company on the Churchville road. There will be a pavillion, and grounds admirably adapted for base ball, foot ball aud other games. The faculty of Washington and Lee Uni versity have conferred the highest honor of the University, "The Howard Houston Fel lowship," on Hugh M. Mcllhany, Jr., of this city. It entitles him to 8500 a year for two years while pursuing at the University a post-graduate course looking to the degree of Ph. D. Mr. Mcllhany has already com pleted one year of this course and expects to take the degree of Ph. D. next June. The Normal School to be held in connec tion with the Chautauqua of the Mountains at WeynesbOiO, July B, to Aug. 2, inclusive, has secured as instructors Prof. W. A. Bowles, Supt. of the D., D. & B. Institution, and formerly Priuoipal of tbe Richmond High School, Miss Ammie Todd, graduate Farmville Normal School, aud |W. G. Ste phenson, instructor at William and Mary College. Capt. Wm, L. McNeel of Pocahontas coun ty, brother-in-law of Maj. P. H. and Jos. N. Woodward aud Mr. Wm. A. Burnett, has suffered the third stroke of paralysis, and is lying in a critical condition at his home near Acaden>y in that county. Capt. McNeel com manded a company in the Confederate army, and after the war was sheriff, and later a member of the State Senate. He is about 68 years of age, and owned large property in the county. His home was always noted for its hospitality. Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge will parade in uniform on the evening of the 28th, headed by the Stonewall Band, and on Tuesday morning, 29th, will again march to Gypsy Hill Park, whese they will take the cars for Highland Park. The amuse ments will be mule races, bicycle races, sack races, wheelbarrow races, pie eating match, apple eating match, base ball, greased pole climbing, greased pig chasing, shooting match, fox chase, merry go round and fire works Street cars run to Highland Park. Admission 25c. No charge for ladies and children. . Contract to Bullosa Railroad. Gooch, Rinehart & Shannahan have a con tract for building twenty-five miles of the Little Kanawha railroad from Parkersburg, W Va toEtizab.ith, in Wirt county. This work has to be finished by tbe Ist of March, 1898 The president of the road is Henry C. Jackson, uncle of 8.. V. Jackson, of this Personal. | Maj. 11. M. Bell and wife are in Pennsyl-1 i vania at a summer resort and sanitaiium. H. W. Moore has been appointed postmas- j | ter at Mt. Sidney. ! Miss Theresa Haislip returned Monday I morning from a visit to Farmville, Va. Mr. 0. T. Riohardson, of the Washington Post, was in the city last week. Rev. L. U. Paul, of Mossy Creek, filled the pulpit oi the Presbyterian church at Bridgewater last Sunday. Mrs. T. D. Bell and daughter Miss Mary, of Harrisonburg, are in the city, and will spend the summer here. I Mrs. Blanche Smeltzer and her daughter, iss Ella, left last week lor Millboro to iend the summer.. Dr. T. A. Sampson, known to many f rieuds in Augusta, where he has visited, was elect ed president of the same institntion. Dr. J. St. P. Gibson and wife have gone P Variety Springs, the Dr. for a short stay d Mrs. Gibson for tbe summer. Geo. Denny, ex-member of the Hampden- Sidney Faculty, has been In the city for sev eral days. Miss Louise Kilby, so well and favorably known to the young society people of this city, is here on a visit. The many frieuds of Capt. P. -. Wilson, who has been at the King's Daughters' Hos pital for some weeks, will be glad to know that he is rapidly improving. Miss Hallie Patton, of West Va., and Miss Mary Semple, of Kentucky, are visit ing at tho home of their oousin. Mr. A. C. Braxton. Key. Frank J. Brooke has received the honorary title of Doctor of Divinity from Washington and Lee University, an honor will bestowed. Mr. Jno. 11. Rosebro. son of Rev. Dr. Rose bro, of Petersburg, a former pastor of Mossy Creek church, has been eleoted to a profes sorship in Anstiu College, Texas. Prof. H. M. Chamberlayne, of the D., D. and B. Institution, left last week to spend his vacation at his old home at Spout Spring, Appomattox county. Miss Mary Irene Gorman, of this connty, is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O. Callaghan at Overton, Albemarle county. The friends of Maj. Jed Uotohkiss will be pleased to learn that he is much improv ed in health and hopes soon to return from St. Luke's Hospital, where he now is. Miss Anna Woodward had a large num ber small children on a picnic excursion to the Park Tuesday afternoon, which was much enjoyed. Sheriff N. C. Watts was in Boston last week, attending a meeting of the National Independent Telephone Association, which j is said to represent three million phone hold-1 ers outside tho Bell Company. j Marion L. Watts met with an accident on Tuesday last, whilst riding a wheel, which caused tho dislocation of his shoulder. Itj was replaced, aud whilst painful is doing j Mr. Granville Kellaraud Miss Bessie Lee Burner, of Pocahontas county, were married on the 9th inst., at the homo of the bride's father, near Traveler's Repose in that coun- j ty, Rev. J. M. Envey officiating. ■ j Mr. Robert B. Pmiae, ot Warm Springs, and Mr. La Hue,-the deputy clerk of Bath county, are in the city. Mr. Paine has just begun the publication of a paper at Warm I Springs called the Enterprise, the first issue of which we saw last week. It is full of news and remarkably neat in appearance. Miss Sallie Conrad Fauntleroy, one of the most talented graduates of Mary Baldwin Seminary, who taught last year in Jackson, _a., has beeu elected teacher of elocution I and physical culture in the Woman's Col lege of Frederick, Md., and has formally! accepted the position. John William Freed, of Fisherville, re ceived a First Distinction in class standing, j and Harry Blair Hanger, of Churchville, a a Second Class Distinction, at the closing ;of the session at Roanoke College last week. . Conn Luther Conder, of McGaheysville, Va., land Chas. Paton Greyer, of Good's Mill, Va., also received distinctions in the second Mr. I. S. Humbert, formerly a teacher in I the D., D. &B. Institution in this city, but I for the last year a teacher iv the Arkansas j Deaf Mute Institute at Little Rock, is at home for his vacation. The school in which he isj teaching is in charge of Mr. F. B. Yates of j this county, as superintendent, and it is grati [ tying to the friends of these gentlemen to j know that they have both found great favor in their new field of labor, and that under the superintendence of Mr. Yates, the Deaf Mute Institute has been greatly improved, and the esteem in which he is held, has beeu manifested by the generosity of the Board and the Legislature in following his sugges tions with generous appropriations. Mr. Humbert will doubtless return there, and Mr. Yates has been re-elected for a term of I two years. : WAYNIiSISOKO MIWS. We of the beautiful valley of the Shenan doah have often read accounts in the news paper of devastating floods, and destructive, death-dealing tornadoes,—most of which were located in the West, or, at least, in some remote part of the world from our supposedly safe haven under the shadows of the Blue Ridge. But at last we have had a taste or the terrifying storm. On last Sat urday afternoon the clouds began to gather iin the Northwest—a different arrangement of the elements from their usual course, as our summer storms generally come from the Southwest, and this presaged no good to the close observer ot the weather indica tions. The storm king approached slowly but threateningly, aud about 3 o'clock, af ter it had apparently begun to rain all around us, something began to fall whioh sounded like rocks striking the houses. Looking out we saw hail stones as large, certainly, as some small eggs. At first they fell scatteringly, but soon Oiine pell mell, and abundantly. Lightning and thunder, followed by the severest wind, made up a storm whose approach to a verit able cyclone was the nearest we have ever had. Strange to say, however, but little damage was done to our immediate neigh borhood. Eighty-six window glass were broken out of the east-bound passenger train atFisheisville, aud some few houses suf fered similarly here. Mis. Alfred Ley burn, who has had a class in vocal music at Uiuton, W. Va., for the past three months, returned to her home in this place last week. Miss May Loth returned from West Vir ginia one day last week. Miss Annie Caldwell, from Charlottes ville, and her sister, Nettie, from New York, are at home with their mother, Mrs. C. F. Caldwell, on East Main street, for the heat ed term. Rev. R. M. Tuttle preached in the Presby terian church on last Sabbath morning. Ford's Lithia Springs, which opened on tho 10th, is fast filling up with guests. Prof. James Winston is at home for his summer vacation as is also Mr. Gordon Houston. Mrs. Jane Gwmn, of Conway, Ark., was the guest of Mr. Wm. M. Chew, on Mul berry street, last week. Mr. Frank P. Sweet, of New Jersey, who contributes to the Youth's Companion and other well known journals, is vow stopping at Mr. Martin Palmer's, where his wife is visiting her parents. ltev. A. F. Laird and wife, of Front Royal, aie with Mrs. Laird's patents, Mr. and Mrs. With the opening of the Chautauqua next month Waynesboro will present a lively " '.traetfvear—jareirse, Tanroj., - STAUNTON S P EOTATOR~AND /INDICATOR. MliJirw ii undo. LAn Immense Audience to Hear Him i Monday night Wm. J. Bryan reached mtou on a visit to his seat-mate in Oon s and friend, Hon. 11. St. Geo. Tucker, coming had only been known a short > and the telephone wires in the county j c in such a condition as to render cora munication to all parts difficult. Yet in the I moon people begau to pour in and when rrain arrived at 7.0j a vast crowd had ccted at the station to receive him. eh was done with a shout, and it fol ed his carriage aud cheered him loudly c drove away. t about half past eight he arrived at the it fixed from which he was to speak near Fair Grounds gate, and au immense as bly of people had gathered to hear him. c was introduced by Mr. Tucker amid wild cheering. He said he had been sick for some days, and for this reason would sit whilst speaking. He then went boldly aud straight at his subject. He took up bimet allism iv all of its phases and discussed it Ka freedom and an intelligence never c heard by our people. He showed here never was a country whioh had a itandad whioh had reached that condi >y the will of the people, hut that the financiers, tho money holders, had brought iout, and in no case was in done except heir individual benefit. He explained :auses which were now driving Japan gold standard. Japan has had he war, as Germany had, and as the United ss had, and as a result a large indebted had accumulated against the govern t whioh the people must pay. This debt is now owed to the financiers of that coun try, they control legislation there as the Kciers did in Germany and the United s, at the. close of their wars, and that the obligations held by them against the government will he more valuable when the country is put upon a gold standard, because money will be scarcer, these finan ciers are doing the old trick of causing those debts to be paid in gold. It is simply another case of grinding the people. He said he was not a precocious child, but he did not remember the day that he did not know when one end of a teeter hoard went up the other went down, that when money was scarce property was down, and when money was plenty property was up. He said that he liked selfishness in people, he liked to hear a man say he wanted bimetal lism because it was good for him, but he had learued somewhat to despise the man who I worked for the gold standard because it was I to be such a great benefit to the laboring I man. There never was a banker who work-1 ed for the maintenance of the gold standard I who did not proclaim that he was doing it I to benefit suffering humanity. He said there has been a change in many j bankers on this question. It had been the I belief that every hanker was a gold bug. j This, if ever, is not now so. Hankers have told liiiu that the gold standard has filled their vaults with bad debts, that it has so depreciated the value of their assets that they have lost more that way than they could possibly gain by an increase in the | value of currency. A "Failure to realize I ou assets" is the placard usually posted on I the front door of a defunct bank. Those I assets are based on property, and there is I just as much property in this country as I there ever was, not an acre of ground less. I but it has been shrunken iv value until the owner finding his taxes and other fixed! charges greater than his income, had noth-1 iDg left him but bankruptcy. He said there were many people who de-1 nied that the law made niouey, this he said I was ignorance, and ho showed how every I dollar was the result of a statute. He said j many people thought gold was the only I uietal out of whioh money ought to be made I because they thought it lost nothing in coin ing. One fellow is said to have argued that if you have gold and silver and paper mon ey in your house and the house bums, your paper money is burned up and lost, your silver is melted and worth only one half, 1 but your gold is just as good melted as if it I had never had any fire on it. Yes, said an-1 other, but if you had them in a boat and the j boat upset your silver would go to the hot-1 torn of the sea, and your gold would sink to I the bottom of the sea, but your paper money would float, therefore paper money in a boat is better than either gold or silver. He explained why a metal which could he taken to the mint and coined free, as | gold is, commands a higher market value than a metal which has not been so favored Ime people objected to the free coinage of j ver because there was danger of a flood it. He said there was a vast difference I tween the possibility of a flood and the obability of one. Did the people never I int it to rain because when it began to | in it was possible that it might never j >p? There had been but one flood of rain his knowledge in 0,000 years, and as there :ver had been a flood of silver anywhere I i would take his chances of there being I ie this time, as there was no probability one, even if there was a possibility. He said he had been accused of disturbing I c harmony of the party, and as an illus- I ation told an anecdote of a boy whol had hold of a cat's tail. "Johnny," said his mother, "quit pulling that cat's tail." •T am not pulling the cat's tail ma, I'm j only holding her tail and she's doing the 'pulling." He was not driving men out of 1 the party, he was holding on, they were doing the driving. He referred to that movement of demoorats whioh put up a ticket and framed a plat form and which polled in the United States only 130,000 votes, and did not carry but one precinct, and in that precinct there were only six votes, McKinley and himself got three between them, and the other three went for the candidates of that reform movement. He said it had been predicted that the silver craze would blow over, but the blowing over left, it like a fellow's fence out west who had built it wider than high, and when it blew over it was higher ihau before. j He gave as the definition of an honest dollar, a dollar whose purchasing power is the same yesterday, today and forever. | He said that a stream with two sources was l always more uniform in volume than a stream with only one source, when one source was swolen by rains the other possi bly was at its normal height, and vice versa. So a currency with two metals was more likely to be uniform in volume. He ridiculed the efforts of the Kepublican administration to secure bimetallism by in ternational agreement. He said everybody recognized that we were being destroyed by tbe gold standard else why discuss the mat ter at all, and especially why send a com mission of statesmen abroad to ask other countries to help us get rid of it? If it is a good thing let it alone, if a bad one, why should we suffer until other nations come and remove the burden from us? It pinned to the rack, must we go and beg foreigners to liberate us, and if they refuse, must we say then, we will die here, beoause they do not chose to help us? He said he had been so frequently requested to come to Staunton to speak and felt suoh a keen inter est in the people that he wanted to tell them how to make fortunes. He did not always give the scheme away,but he would tell them. It was suggested to him by the argument ot the-gold bug, who when free coinage took | place was going to buy silver at 58 cents i aud have it coined into dollars and pocket j the difference. Now said he all of you go out and buy all the property you can find j at just half its value and then sell it for its j I full value and you will be rich. It maybe j you wont find auy body who will sell bis j j "-nportv for hoif it« iron.™ *hpn th e ""heine * wont work, and this has been the means of preventing the accumulation of more for tunes by such specuiatois than ail other known causes. Thus ii will p;i>ve with sii ver when the free and unlimited coinage of silver takes place; any bu,ly who can find a fellow foolish enough tj salt his silver for fifty conts an ounce when ltd can get 81.29 an ounce may make a fortune, but it is highly probable such people will be scarce. In this connection he told a story by Ignatius Donnally. Donnully was traveling on a sleeper, gold aud silver arguments were abundant and some one asked "would you sell your silver at DG cents, if It was worth $1.20 at the mint?" aud.there was silence. But just then a small squeaky voice said "yes, I would." They all turned aud saw that the voice was that of a boy. There was a person with the boy, who spoke up and said, "Oh don't mind him he is au , idiot." He complimented Virginia on its vote j last fall, and said that the democrats of this j State did not need him to tell them what to do. but should they ueed advice he would | commend them to their able Senator, Hon. John W. Daniel. Mr. Bryan said that the money power did exert a vast influence in this country, aud if any body believed otherwise let him ruu j for president on a bi-metalic platform. It j was natural that this influence should be j exerted in its own behalf. It was so now,; it was so iv the last election, and it had ex- I cited and joined with it the allied aristoo- j racy of the world. Throughout the mon archies of Europe all that aristocratic ele ment whioh lived upon the labor of tho toil ing millions had watched aud prayed for the success of the gold standard iv tho United States of America, hoping that defeat would end in Its death. But declared the speaker rising from his chair, this cause cannot die. Defeat had not cast him down, he had rath er be defeated and remain in the place of an humble citizen than to be at the head of this great nation with his ears stopped to the cries of the suffering, his eyes closed to their misery, and his mouth sealed against an effort to right the wrongs heaped upon them. Just as well said he leave the ap petite and take away food, let the necessity for water remain and dry up the fountains of the earth, make sleep a neoessity, and take from humanity the power of rest, as to see the needs of the people and refuse to gratify them. He qujtcd the words of Mr. Carlisle whom he said had saeu the question [ as only the powerful intellect of that man j could see It, which where to the effect that "the demonitization of silver would cause more suffering than all the wars pestilences and feminiues that had occurred since the | world began." The speaker said that he j used these words because of the source which was of the highest, because they were more I powerful than any he could command, and t because when uttered, they were uttered with j the candor and truthfulness which com- I Kthe highest order of respect, d he was absolutely afraid to. pre- I diet what the calamities of the ooutinued gold standard would be, he staggered before I immensity,—they were coming on and Id continue as long as it continued, the ted prosperity was not in sight, it hod I .rrived, notwithstanding the predictions it would dawn 011 the morning of the ion. and would be blazing in f nil splen >y the Ith of March, ile closed with a ration which can only be fully appreci when heardfroui the lips of the speaker 1 through the speech he was cheered to cho, as he drove lib arguments home c minds of the peopie aud cliuched i with the power of his logic. He spoke c open air but his round resonant voice, I splendid enunciation, his remarkable I bulary, and his dear perception of his _et held his audience through v speech vo hours without the slightest sign of I juifort. Most of the people stood, but! forgot it, in their interest, and eager-F to catch every word, in our whole! we'do not remember to hav'o: : heard a" speaker whoso ideas came so rapidly and lotbed them in language so free from ity, and so admirably adpated to the tanding. His presence is charming tures strong, his manner aud,speech I , and no man can hear him without mpressed with his ability, aud ear -55,-and without seeing that there is it of the anarchist or socialist about! ut that he is a typicnl American states ud leader, r the speaking accompanied by Hon. Tucker, Judge Chas. Grattan, Mr. McChesney aud Capt. Jno. MoQuaide. ryan went to the residence of Mr. r, where a little later the Stonewall serenaded him. At 4:22 ou Tuesday ;for Ohio, where he will speak. He lso speak in Indiana, Kentucky and V irginia. CHUBCHVILLi. 1 i KMS. June22nd.—The ladiesof the Presbyterian Ih served strawberries and ice-cream iday evening last and realized a cou ible sum of money which will be used prove the church grounds. A special re of the entertainment was the exhibi f the graphophone by Messrs. Witz Sear, of Staunton. This was greatly ed, and added materially to the receipts s evening. Saturday afternoon a large number of ns assembled in a beautiful meadow, c farm of Mr. John Roudabush, near ,'lllage, to witness a tournament in _ eight gallant knights contested for ictory. The first honor was won by jttuey Hangei, Knight of The Cedars, eoture on the Holy Laud, illustrated ereopticon views, will be given at the id Brethren church, on Friday evening by Rev. H. B. Dohuer, who has rc-| y returned from a tour of the far East. | . J. Hatch Stover, who bought the Jor- [ arm, near here, some time ago, is bay- j he buildings enlarged and repaired with W to moving his family there. A lodge of the Independent Older of Odd .fellows was recently Instituted here aud. is rapidly growing in membership. The wheat is ripening rapidly, and the harvest will begin in a lew days. Several members of Dr. Eyater's family, of Baltimore, are at Belmont, their summer home near the village. «lisses Camniie and Sue Houston, of wnsburg, are visiting friends in the hborhood. any Blair Hanger, a recent graduate of Roanoke College, is at his home here for the summer. A telegram reoelved on Saturday evening by Mr. D. N. Wilsou announced the death of his son, Fletcher, at Sacramento, Cali fornia. No particulars were given. Death of Miss Lizzie Conrad. The lengthening death-roll of Harrison burg's older residents was further augment ed last Saturday evening by the death ot Miss Elizabeth S. Conrad at her home ou Ei Market street. She was a daughter of ge Conrad, who may years ago owned Id Harrisonburg tannery and who was oroughly identified in business and so cial relations with the town In tbe anle-belhm days. Tho deceased was born near Elkton in March 1826, and came to Harrisonburg when only a child, lv 1811 she joined the Methodist church in this place, and was a consistent and devoted member of the con gregation during the remainder of her lite. She leaves one brother and three sisters, Mr. Geoige O. Conrad, Mrs. Margaret Bear, Mrs. Mary Harnsberger, of Augusta couuty, and Miss Jeanetta Conrad, of Harrisonburg. After services at the Methodist churoh last Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Mr. Harper, the remains were buried in Wood bine cemetery. It is recalled that the first interment in that cemetery, forty-seven years ago, was that of George Conrad, lath ._ nf si„ -Rockingham Renter. Mr. M. Ersklne Miller's Will. Blast will and testament of the late M. let, was admitted to probate iv the lis court of Staunton on Saturday last, j [mi. Edward Echols and Mr. J. Mason j Miller, Jr., Executors. The following are the provisions of the will:— 1, M. Erskine Miller, of the city of Stauu ton and State of Virginia, but temporarily residing near the town of Redlands, iv the county of San Bernardino, state of Cali fornia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this, my last will and testament, revoking all other wills made by me at any other time. | Ist. After the payment of my funeral ex penses and all of my just debts by my exe cutors, hereinafter named, I give, devise aud | Bath to my wife. Harriette E. Miller, idence and home place in the city of ou. Virginia, known as and called *ood," together with allot my house nd kitchen fumittwe, books, paint ings, pictures, tools, carriages, buggies, wagons, harness, saddles, etc., in and about said premises, three horses and three milch cows, said horses and cows to be selected aud chosen by said wife. It is to be under- I however, and I hereby will and di lat she. my said wife, shall provide father, J. Mason Miller. Sr., a com le home and support, and see that he icily proteoted and tenderly cared for naming days of his life. 1 direct that j hereinafter' named, shall, ninth, or from time to time, pay over , iply and furnish my said wife with and means to keep up, support and | c for the house and family at "East I ' in Staunton, until my estate la j lup and settled in accordance with ivisiousof this my last will and testa provided that the amount then paid and lurnlshed to my said wife shall not ex ceed Five Thousand Dollars annually, and I hereby further direct that the money, or supplies, so advanced, paid over and fur nished to my said wife shall not be a charge j against her alone, or against her interest in j my estate, but that it shall be a charge; against ray whole estate. I 2nd. I civeand beqeuath to mv brother, J. Mason Miller, Jr., of the city of Staunton and state of Virginia, and to George 11.; Caperton (cal led Harry Caperton) of Fire Creek, Fayette oounty, West Virginia, my interest in the Thurmond Coal Company, a company incorporated under the laws of the state of West Virginia, and at present doing business in that state, said interest to be di vided eqnally between them, the said J. Mason Miller, Jr., and George U. Caperton provided they assume and pay and settle all of the debts of said company, for which I, or my estate, may be liable and bound. I make this bequest to said George H. Caper ton as an knowledgement of my esteem and high regard for him, and of my appreciation of his faithful performance of duty ever since he has been in my service. \ 3rd. I give and bequeath to Frank Bergin | and Martin Bergin, of the city of Staunton, | Virginia, each a gold watch and chain, of the value of Two Hundred and Fifty Dol lars each, as a token of regard for their fidelity to me, and for their faithful per- I formance of duty the many years they have been in my employ. If they prefer to receive the money in lieu of tho watches, I direct, that my executors, hereinafter named, shall ; pay over to each of them Two Hundred and i Fifty Dollars, instead ot purchasing them the watches mentioned. 4th. Of the residue of my estate, composed of real, personal, and mixed property, I give devise and bequeath one half to my said'wife. Harriette E. Miller, and the other half to my brother, J. Mason Miller, Jr., my three nieces, Mary P. Miller, Agnes E. Miller and Bettie K. Miller, and my nephew, Alexander E. Miller, said nieces and nephew being tho children of my said brother, which said half interest in my estate 1 will and di- j rect my executors, hereinafter named, to divide equally between them, the said J. j E. Miller, Bettie K. Miller and Alexander I E. Miller; and as the said Agnes E. Miller, Bettie K. Miller and Alexander E. Miller are infants under the age of twenty-one years, it is my wish, and 1 hereby direct that their interests shall be held by their father, J. Mason Miller, Jr., in trust for them, the \ said Agnes E. Miller's and Bettie K. Mil ler's interests to be held, managed and controlled by said J. Mason Miller, Jr., until they respectively arrive at their major ity to-wit: at the age of 21 years,- and the interest of said Alexander E. Miller to be held managed aud controlled by said J. Mason Miller, Jr., until he arrives at the age of 25 years. It is my wish (and Iso di rect) that my said brother shall keep invest ed according to his best judgment, these three interests to be then held by him iv trust as aforesaid, and I hereby give to him full power aud authority to use, handle and u'anace these interests according to his he.-t juitkmeui aud discretion. He may spend , the interest or income accruing from said investments or interests (or as much thereof a* may he necessary) in the support of said Agues Bettie and Alexander. Believing that my said brother will do what is right and proper in the administration and dis charge of these trusts, having every confi dence in his honesty and integrity, it is my wish and request that no bond or security be required of him, and if, in administering these said trusts, any loss should occur, I do not desire him to bo held responsible or ' 5th L I hereby constitute mv said brother, J Mason Miller, Jr., and my brotber-in law Edward Echols, executors of this, my iast'will and testament, and request that they or either of them, be allowed to qual ify as such without giving secuiity, as I have every confidence in their integrity and believe that my wishes will be fully com plied with and'earried out as herein direct ed I authorize and empower my said ex ecutors or either of them, in the event only one should qualify, or in the event of the death or resignation of either of thciu, or the inability'of ono to act, to make and »i<»n all contracts, deeds of conveyance of real estate that I may own, or in which 1 may be in any way interested, and do any tl'inp and everything in the distribution, wind'in* up and settlement of my estate that would be necessary for me to do if I were myself distributing and disposing of my property and estate. In testimony whereof witness my band td seal this 18th day of May, in the year of r Lord 1897, to this, my last will and tes tament, written on four sheets of legal cap paper. Signed, M. Erskine Miller. [Seal.J Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named M. Erskine Miller, as and for hi* last will and testament, in the pres ence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names' as the witnesses thereto, at the rcu'iest of the said testator, M. Erskine Miller and in his presence and iv the pres ence of each other. Signed, Edward Echols, Fannie C. Sheltos, Alice H. Ross, Mary P. Miller May 18, 1897. Terrific Hail Storm. j Saturday ovening last about 3 o'clock, a I most terrific hail storm visited the lower end I of the county, causing great destruction to property and crops. The storm started in the Annex neighborhood, was about three quar ters of a mile wide, aud extended to and be yond Fishersville. An old resident of the county who lives at the latter place, informs us thai he has never witnessed such a storm, both for the size of the stones and the depth to which they covered the ground. The ground was covered, he says, with stones about the average size of guinea eggs, while many were much larger. An unusual sized one measured 7 inches in circumference. At the time the storm broke ou Fishersville quite a large company of friends were assembled at the late residence to attend the funeral services of Mr. Hugh Fielding, and the panic and fright among the horses and teams was terrific. Nearly every buggy and carriage top was torn into shreds and the frightened Eorsea pelted iuto madness. At the railroad epot, pa-isengar train No. 0, castbouud, in I large cf Capt. Edgar Fitz, had every window ane smashed on the side exposed to the ;orm, S5 glasses being crushed. Our iufor mnt states that iv Fishersville and neigh borhood, there were from 500 to 800 window glass broken. But the worot damage done was to roofiug, crops and fruit. The trees were stripped in many cases of both leaves aud fruit, and irou roofing as well as tin was torn up aud perforated. Some of the heavi est losers are J. R. Kemper, who loses a large field of wheat and corn; Mrs, Timberlake's 10 acres of wheat is considered a total loss; Mrs. Curd lust a field of wheat; D. A. and Frank Bell lose heavily iv crops aud uarden destroy ed; Ben j. F. Hildebrand crops greatly dam aged, and there are many others of whose losses we have been unable to learn. The gardens of the neigh borhooe are totally des troyed and little effort can now be made to restore them. Some of the farmers are trying to save their corn crops by cutting the stalks off close to the ground, while others intend to replant. The Fighting Parsons of Tinkling Spring. ! It would sonnd a little strange to the ! young Presbyterians of this generation t" . hear the grave and reverend Dr. G. B. Strickler of Union Theological Seminary, spoken of Corporal Strickler, yet that is one o»titles to whioh he can justly lay claim, and there are now living many of his old Confederate comrades, who have so address ed him when he was a gallant yaung soldier - The attention of the writer has been at tracted in this direction by reading a list of the members of the Liberty Hall volunteers the company, which at the beginning of the late war, went from Washington college. Upon its organization, young Strickler was elected Ist corporal, and I will venture the assertion that he was prouder of the title of Rral of the Guard" than of any he; rds won and wore, and at the first j n which his company partioiDated, Manassas, among the long list of killed and J wounded appears "Corporal G. B. Strickler wounded." By the time the second battle of Manassas j was fought he had won a lieutenant's com mission, and wo find again in the list of wounded the name of Lieutenant Strickler. \ He must have been a good soldier as he was rapidly promoted In a company of such fine i material that nearly every mau iv it would have made a good officer, and at the battle' of Gettysburg he commanded his company j and among the captured we find the name of I Capt. Strickler; and ho probably was heldj a prisoner to the close of the war. as we see he was the last captain the Liberty Hall volunteers had. Nearly all the older read ers of the Spectator-Vindicator know that Dr. Strickler for jiuany years held a higher office than cither of those just named that of pastor of the good old church of Tinkling Spring in this oouuty. It is a strange coincidence that the history of another pastor of that church, Rev. Geo. W. Finley, D. D., the present one, should have beeu so similar Both theological students when the war began, both volun teers at the first of it, both rapidly promot ed, both of conspicuous galantry, both cap tains at the battle of Gettysburg, both captured in that great and bloody battle, I and both surviving tbe terrible ordeal of captivity iv a northern prison. The parallel does not stop here. After their return home the two young soldies of the Confederacy, j still loyal soldiers of the cross, re-enlbted in the ministerial army flying the old blue banner, this time the Presbyierian blue. Just as gallant and true under this flag as the other, they entered upon a larger and a harder service, but a more glorious one uu der a grander commander than even Robert E. Lee, some campaigns on different fields, I some on the same, around the fortifications I of Tinkling Spring. Again have they won I laurels and honors. Proud as was the day for young Stiickler when he fell fighting I on the victorious field of Manassas. Gallant I as was the charge of young Finley with Pickett's men up to the breastworks at Gettysburg and over them; they wear green er laurels and more enduring honors now won iv fiercer battle with the Prince of Darkness, and iv due time the fighting par sons of Tinkliug Spring will again furl their banners ou but oue more battle field, unfurl and wave them ever more before the ■! Kings. _C. M. 3KBIUDOE Co , Va., June 21st, 1897. I Mitor of the Spectator- Vindicator: nxiously awaited the Spectator and I Vindicator of last week knowing full well I when it came that it would aire us an ac-1 count ol William J. Bryan's speech made I before the Literary Societies of the Uui versitv t Virginia. And now that we have I read the account of Mr. Bryan and his] speech as especially reported tor the Spec tator and Vindicator, we express what we knew a large majority of the leaders of the Spectator feel, viz- a deep sense ol gratitude to it for giving it-, readers who were unable to attend the cuiuineucewent such an excel lent account. Mr. Editbr, you were once a student of the University of Virginia' aud as a former student you will hear witness to the state ment that for the country people to flock to the University ot Vu. to hear the joint ora tor of the Literary Societies is something unheard of in the history of that Institution. It has been the good fortune of tbe writer of this to attend more than one commencement of the University of Va., aud to hear the greatest orators of the land, hut no Preston or Gradv could bring the country people by the hundreds to say nothing of the thousands. I Your correspondent speaks of the great number ot tickets sold in Staunton to atteud 1 Rte comuieiicenieut. Why Mr. Editor, jrage Staunton man dou't know when I mmeucemeut of the University of Va. I ake place. He only knew last week I ,c was going to hear Wm. Jennings I l, aud 1 have no doubt some of the peo pie who attended after the speaking was over, wanted to know "what place is this?" j I nay I not now ask why was all this. we not repeat with all solemnity, t went ye out for to see? A reed shak-1 th the wind?" Nay these people went ir the greatest champion of truth, and c common people's rights that now I en we reflect on the almost superhu effort made by .Mr. Bryau iv the last s campaign to overcome the greatest ination ever made on earth, then we n some degree appreciate the goodness ,'reatucss of ins character. As a reader ur paper I have been no little amused B correspondence between "A Bryan I ocrat" aud "A Life-long Democrat" advocatiug his favorite candidate for I :ruor of Va , the Bryan Democrat seems ore a good one, when he disputes Maj I title to the highest office in the gift of eople on the ground of promises. Aoeor- I to the late Col. Wm. 11. Terrell, a I 's promise to vote is no good allno' it J i writing and under seal, an therefore Id never be depended upon. Uol, Tor-1 was authority on all qnestlous of hu man nature. Mr. Editor, why can't your correspondents agree on a candidate for Governor and take the Hon. Edward Ec'iuh | of your city, as this mutual choice. Sena-1 I Echols is a tried and faithful public ant; personally he is a most at;]* »ble I i, and can be approached by the common ?le. Mr. Echols' ancestry have been ale who have been noted for their pa tism and charity, as a democrat his loyalty can not be questioned. His very name would be a tower of stiength before l Ratio party of Va. th great respect, A Subscriber. sw Advertisements. nberg Clothing Co. announce that begun their great dissolution rale. >rship is to change hands, and so the entire stock of $15,000 worth of tine goods will be offered at reduced prices until August 15. The stock is large and new and offers many bar gains- Tiger Hay Rakes are for sale by Baker & Brown. Confederate stamps are bought by T. C. Harbaugh & Co., Casstown, O. See their "ad" in another column. Summer boarders are wanted at Hotel Den ning, Ronceverte, W, Va. Elevation 2,000 feet. Write them for terms. • On July 1 the National Ruilding and Loan Co. of this city, will mail checks for the semi annual dividend to ail holders of 8 per cent, cash stock ana me o per cen . p m HOYAI POWDER Absolutely Pure*' Celebrated for its great leavening strength andhealthfulness. Assures the food against alum and aUforms of adulteration common to the cheap brands. »"Y«I.BaKIHBPOW»EBCO.. NSW YOUX CITY J NOSEGAY TOBACCO IS GOOD TOBACCO. Cheapest Because it will Last Longer as a Chew. Pune 28th, Court-Day, I iy last day here until Sep ber. I would advise those wishing their eyes attended to, to take advantage of this last week. Don't put off what can be done now and save yourself* a world of trouble. Dr. Prescott, Eye Specialist, Staunton, Va. It affords me much pleasure to certify that Dr. F. VV. Prescott, Eye Specialist, examined my eyes and provided me with glasses that ate in every respect perfectly satisfactory. I cheerfully recommend Dr. Prescott us a | thorough Christian gentleman, and one in whom those needing his professional services may safely confide. W. A. NOYES, Merchandise Broker, R. C. Wright Dead. Mr. Robert ft. Wright, former mayor of Waynesboro, died at his home in that place on Wednesday, loth inst., of Bright's dis ease, aged about 57 years. He had been a sufferer for the past six months, but it was only two months ago that his physicians pronounced his case hopeless. Mr. Wright was bo;u iv Philadelphia 1841, and moved to the. Sou.h early in life. He served during the war iv the Uonfed-aie army, being in Company C, 19th Va. Regiment, Pickett's Division. After the war ho entered t_._ Pull man car service as a conductor and rose tb assistant superintendent and reoeiving cash ier of the Southern division, which position ho held four years when he resigned and began merchandising in Albemarle county, aud subsequently settled in Waynesboro. He was postmaster at that place under Cleveland's first administration, and again j under his second. He was always active in lemeut for the development of his 3 was twice elected mayor and minent member of the Masonic ight leaves a widow and four -two sons and two daughters, one being tho wire of E. M. Lambert, mected with the li. S. Fish Com tal-ioned in Colorado, eral services were conducted at st church of that place by Rev. 11. ison. assisted by Rev. Dr. A. K. _ Rev. G. D. White. At the close vices the remains were taken to .1 where they were interred in Ml cemetery by the side of his first ;e College Commenoorrient. >rcises of the 4 .th Commencement ke College.were begun Sunday. i, with the Baccalaureate sermon nerable, eloquent and gifted Dr. iL. Cuyler, of Brooklyn, H. Y. Departure into a Noble Life," was ct of his discourse, clock Sunday evening Rev. W. L. :, of Winchester, Va., delivered the ddress before the Y. —. <-!• A. of ige. Tbe text was from Joel 2:28 s2:10. "Your Young Men Shall JUS." iy morning tho annual oration be- Alumni Association was delivered Thornton Whaling (class of '79), lormeny of Salem, but now the youue and gifted pastor of the historic Presbyterian Ih at Lexington, Va. His subject was c Remus and His Kin," and his speech jgressive. witty and original. Hon. Isaac S. Motter, of Lama, Ohio, iber of the class of '72, also made a ng and appropriate speech. lie business of importance prevented Senator Wellington, of Maryland, and essman Bailey, of Texas, from speak the College, but the latter secured on. Champ Clark, of Missouri, to ad tl.e Literary Societies on Tuesday even une 15th. His subject was Daniel ter, and it was discussed in a most witty and eloquent manner. Wednesday, 10th, the following ad a were dlivered, John L. Logan, Latin atory; Harry Blair Hanger, "Public nditure"; Joseph Clayton Logan, "The sition as a Factor in Civilization";\Vil- James Armstrong, "International Ar tion"; Royall Eubank Cabell, Valedic- B Degree of A. B. was amongst others rred upon Harry B. Hanger, amongst s the Degree of D. D. was conferred on lev. Thornton Whaling, A.M., Lexing-j Va. . _ ,__l c Junior Prize Scholarship in English i awarded to John William Freed, Fish lle . Ya ' , ay. c weather was fair, the order good, the c fine and the Commencement through vas a most successful ending of a suc ul session, o Alumni Association elected as Presi- Prof. M. M. Hargrove, President of iy College, Luray, Va., and as speakers lext Commencement, Dr. Fairfax Irwin *s of '73), Surgeon U. S. Marine Uospi iervice, Philadelphia, Pa., and Prof. •st S. Dreher (class of '88), Superintend if City Schools, Colnmbia, S. C. Ie Alumni Dinner was served in tho af oonatthe Duval House, with music, :ege songs, toasts, and responses. An unusually large number of graduates and visitors attended the Commencement. Several classes held reunions. | ■ Bath county Items. and Mrs. John Lindsay, of Cleek s made a visit to friends at Bolar last week. Miss Myrtle Williams, of this county, is threatened with some spinal trouble, which may prove quite serious. Mrs. Dr. Hugh Henry, of Staunton, daugh ter of Judge C. R. McDannald, is expected here soon to spend tho summer. Miss Juliet Daingerfield, of Staunton,and Miss Duval, of Lexington, are visiting Mrs. S. W. Anderson. John W. Stephenson, Esq., is attending court at Pocahontas county, W. Va. . Yollott-Power*. On the 17th inst., at Trinity Protestant Episcopal church, Towson, Md., Miss Luu ise Cole Powers, daughter of Rev. W. fl. H. Powers, was married to Osborne Ingle Yel lott, son of Mayor John I. Yellott, and a prominent member of tho Baltimore bar. Miss Powers is well known here, and is a nieoeofth- I ' ' !g. " ' "* SMriW She wa. Seminai. Staunton lYiarnets. SFKCTATOK OFIIOI-. STAUHTOH, VA., June 23, Uu. Country Produce. Flour-parent ?d___S family Ist I't^T^- New process •Jfc'l-y-' " New process, extra |3.i_(_.-.uo Wheat j*o feathers .«« Lara ,!!?}£ Oats—shelled LXsJIB New Potatoes-Irish -ja3S Kye *> Tallow »jc Vinegar—pure apple 'So Wool—unwashed 1"C Appies green perbusbel -.all» New Bacon—country cured. Hams UaISX Shoulders 7J_o Sides * fieeswax j» ;-ornmeai; '. '■'■ '■'■ '.'■'. '■ '■ !.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'...'.'.'.'. tfffiM SS-'Hay.'.'.'.".'.'.'."......... .'.'.'.'.'.' Y.oO a *.<«_ IMmothy Hay »-25 a a.W Groceries. Ktc. •,a.;ok—couniry, see country produce. - '..'f-afcem. ennrag hams. l&u-12 loug clear siues Si — short dear sides 6e " bellies 5-J.o dandles—adamantine. loc paraffin - wax ~ Cheese... UP* Mocna flww Cotton Yarns—V bunch • SO .-ish-Mackerel JIStKKoiOUO I'use, ? 1.000 feet *2.M»>«7 03 Lard, western— Tierces, bbs., tubs... **sj&pS Jlolassea—Syrups ',-&*? New Orleans _£$____ Porto Itico PJBB West India ■. 2AuVi Powder—RMe, F. F. F. g, 25 ft keg S* GO X keg iM X keg 1 50 Ducking, M keg SOO Blasting Powder, V keg • 1«5 Salt 6 .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.''.'.''.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.7 iwatio 00 Spices—Pepper, grain I'iAr 8 Pepper, ground M_M Allspice, grain m Allspice, ground tVL Bted sugar ;*_ 7 0 iwder n_J-^i!*uO Sap l 50 Laths,* 1.000 -F. 59*900 Shin-'les V 1 000 I<s 75a4 BALTIMORE LIVE STOCK MARKET, I June 17, lt»7. I Beef Cattle.—The market has not been ac tive this week and some dealers thought it was a trifle stronger than last week. Prices generally of the tops were quite up to those of last week, as was the quolity, but towards the close values of others, at least, were a shade easier than tbey were then. Prices or Beef Cattle this week ranged as follows^ I_est 70®5 CO Generally rated first quality £.__£___. Medium or good fair quality » "X_>> ou Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and ± _.-___ Cows ••■ - uu -"r. Of the icattle received 481 came from lr gtnia. Sheep and Lambs.The market oloses this week very dull for both sheep and Umbo. Sheep Ko lower and lambs Ko lower than • the opening on Monday. Sheep 2a3>_c per lb, and lambs 4asc per lb. Swine.—Tho market "felosed dull and un changed since Monday, Westerns selling at 84 ioa4 15 per 100 lbs, and for the others haavy weights, J3.05a3.80 per 100 lbs, and lights 53.85a4 per 100 lbs gross. Fresh Cows.—There is another heavy of fering this week, though not quite as large a number as last week. Prices show no setious change since then. Quotation: 315 a 35 per head, and a few extra at $40 each. Calves. —Veals are dull and values un changed siuce Monday, prices ranging at 4asHc per lb. Roughs—sales at $4a7 per head. Furnished by Newton <fc Co, Live Stock Com -1 mission Merchants, Jersey City, N/J. New Yobk, Jnne 21. Total receipts yesterday and today, includ ing all local points, were 4095 beeves, 3995 calve.s 12,189 aheep and lambs, and 11,202 hogs. For the week ending Sunday, last; 11,389 beeves, 138 milch cows, 11,920 calves, 43,116 sheep and lambs. 32,453 hogs, against 9.766 beeves, 164 milch cows, 11,309 calves, 45,269 sheep and lambs, and 28,289 hogs .the week previous. Shipments from this port the past week were 2548 beeves, 1080 sheep, 11,650 quarters of beef, against 2914 beeves, 1367 sheep, and 11,598 quarters the week preceding. Private cables received today from London and Liver pool quoted American steers at Hal2c per lb. dressed weight; American sheep at llal2 per lb, dressed weight; American refrigerator beef at 81a8Jc. Receipts ot beeyes, yesterday and today in cluded 34 cars to be sold, of which 31 care were at Jersey City, On a dull demand and over supply, the market was oalOc lower, and some sales, rough stuff, were a decline of 15c. Poor to best native steers sold at $4.2 f i. "> 00 perlOO lbs; stags and oxen at 13.00a4.00, bulls |at *2.25_,00; _y cows at 12.00a3.25.