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AND VINDICATOR. Issued every Thursday morning by R. 8. TURK, Editor and Proprietor, ast Main Street Staunton. Va. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: C»l£fc ,l ttlli AuYaice Telephone in office connects with all oity and county lines. Entered at the Postofflce at Stauton, Va., at second chut mail matter. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 0 This paper has the largest cir- I 8 culation of any Newspaper pub- 15 1 lished in the Valley of Virginia. X 2 The subscription list is open to j5 8 inspection. O The Lamb faction in Virginia is sub listing on roasts from the Executive kitchen. . m • It fs now time some silver mines were being discovered. It has been 16 to -1 the other way. «—*—•— '- —— Mr. Richard Crocker is at the Vir ginia Hot Springs. Mr. Low and Mr. Tracy have had their outing. ■ ■ ■ It is now stated by the Republicans that they just gave us the last elec tion. We thought from the returns that we had given it to them. ■ —* • Mr. S. Brown Allen is to be U. 8- Marshal for the Western District of Virginia. This effectually removes him from the catagory of "miserable office seekers." •—^—♦ Mr. T. J. Harman in an article pub lished on our first page, shows how much money is annually levied in the various districts for road purposes, and advocates tbe use of convicts in repair ing the public highways. ♦—♦ Republican and Gold Bug papers are trying to prove that Mr. Bryan has had but little to rejoice over as the result of the last election. But he has had that little. 1 0 • A recent correspondent of the Dis patch from Washington has been won dering where Mr. Yost stands in poli ties since the recent anti administra tion escapade With Lamb & Co. Why inquire the standing of a man who is always running for something? We publish on our first page this week an article by Mr. Lockhart Gray in reply to an article signed "South River," which appeared tome time since in the Waynesboro Herald, in opposition to tbe building of a new court house. The discussion of this subject has become animated and interesting. That was a sad death, the death of Bimetallism last week. It was not suicide however, it was murder, ana its body was cut up and thrown into the river at New York. The murder ers told all about it before tbe body was found. Mr. Cowan told Mr. Ingalls, and Mr. Ingalls told Mr. Schwab, and Mr. Schwab told Mr. Villard, and thus the secret got out. Murder will out you know. Bi-metalism Daad. On Tuesday of last week a commit tee styling themselves the Executive Committee of the Sound Money League met at the Waldorf in New York city. Some of those piesent were Mr. E. V. Smalley, Mr. John K. Cowan, Mr. Henry Villard, Mr. Gustave Schwab, Mr. M. E. Ingalls, and many others of tbe same genus homo. Their first -de claration was, "International bi metal ism as a world possibility is dead." "The commercial necessities of the world have demonstrated that a dual standard is commercially unacceptable and, in the present stage of civilization, impossible. The hour has come, it seems to .us, when a national recogni tion of this fact is necessary. The situation demands a definite, clear, unequivocal declaration that in ternational bimetallism is a dream of the past. The United States must pro claim their acceptance of tbe world fact and plant themselves finally on the single gold standard. The proclama tion of this monetary position will quicken our commerce, increase for eign investment and make permanent tbe prosperous conditions which have begun to manifest themselves in our country. "We invite the friends of sound money and all who would contribute to the well-being and safety of our commercial life to join in bringing about the unmistakable declaration that now and henceforth the monetary system of the United States shall rest on the single gold standard." A contribution of $500 was voted to the Indianapolis Monetary League. And on motion of Mr. M. E. Ingalls 91000 was voted to enable Mr. M. C. George to "spread tbe light" in Oregon. J. Sterling Morton, former Secretary of Agriculture and vice-president of the league for Nebraska, wrote, under an October date, as follows: "Mr. Bryan and bis disciples are ac tively engaged in their propoganda of money fallacies. They have united in one conglomerate all the fanatics, bigots and idiots in this State for the purpose of upholding the free coinage of silver at a ratio at 16 to 1. It is pain ful to observe that this aggregation may possibly make a majority of 20,000 at the coming election for candidates who represent all that is inimical and disastrous to agriculture, and, in fact, to sound government everywhere." These are some of the pall-bearers who attended the funeral of bimetallism last week, and for the ninety nine thousandth time buried it like Lucifer never to rise again. This burial was necessary because just one week before to the day, the old corpse had been hopping around at such a lively gait that a fresh sepulture was imperative, New York city had elected a mayor who is one of those "fanatics bigots and idiots" of which Mr. J. Sterling Morton writes, and in other the United States, those "fanatics bigots and idiots" had carried every thing before them, and especially so in ' Mr. Morton's own state. Every grave yard will soon contain one or more graves, of bimetallism, and from nowj nnti! November of 1900. every funcrsl J procession we meet will likely be fcl , t Parable of the Unwise Kins, id it came to pass that there tv a am King in whose land was pover nd affliction and sore distress. And his people came before him and made complaint, saying we have labored, and our fields have brought forth, the earth has given of the fulness thereof, our flocks and herds have multiplied, but we have not wherewith to pay the tribute laid upon us. Our sons and our daughters are without raiment; and our tithes press us sorely, and no man will buy that which we have. And the King answered and said, "Yea verily ye have caused the land to be come too fruitful, ye have labored too diligently, ye havo multiplied too greatly your cattle and your sheep and your asses," and the people hung their heads in silence. Then spake the King unto them say ing: "Oh fools that ye are, cease your labors and what ye have will increase ten fold." But the people obeyed not the King, but went each about his business and multiplied his cattle and the fruits of his vineyards. Then the King called to him his rulers and cen turians, and said unto them: "My peo ple are a pre verse and headstrong peo ple and murmer against me, what shall I do that I may be revenged of them ?" And the rulers answered and said, let us lay upon them tribute and when we have received the same then will we build buildings and temples, and employ the multitudes, and bring prosperity into the land, and we will send abroad in tbe land those who will speak to them, and say, "Lo our King is a great King and loveth his people. He dispenseth wisdom, and doeth good that his people may prosper." Let there be also a tribute on all that coin eth from other lands, let us refuse inter course with the nations, let us buy and tell amongst our people only, and , thereby enrich ourselves and be pros ; perous. And the King heard them and said "it is good." Then did the King cause tithes to be laid, and likewise upon all merchandise which the Hit tites and Jebusites brought, and all that did come in ships, in so much that they took up their merchandise and went each to his own country and returned no more. And when the people saw this they murmured, because they had not wherewith to pay their tithes, and when the King saw that the mer chants went away and came not, he said to his rulers and centurians "what shall we do, my people now have none who will buy of them ?" But it came to paes that a great fam ine spread over the land of the Hittites and the Jebusites, and when this was come to the ear of the King be sum moned quickly his rulers and his cen turians, and he spake to them of what he had heard. Then the rulers said, "indeed hast thou brought prosperity and happiness to thy people." So tbe rulers went out from the presence of • he King, and tbey cast about among themselves and said, let us buy of the people all tbe corn and barley and seed corn in the ear, and the wine and the fruits of the vineyard, and the flocks and herds, the sheep, the cattle, and the beasts of burden, and when it comes to pass that the Hittites and Jebusites humble themselves before us and buy of our plenty, there shall then be happiness among the people. So they went each man and bought all that was for sale in his dominion. Then came the Hittites and the Jebu sites, and said to the people let us have of your corn and your barley and your seed corn in the ear, for a great famine has spread over our country 6 we perish of hunger. But the c said we have parted with our and the fruits of our fields, mon and did buy them all. Then went the Hittites and Jebusites to these who had purchased and showed them their sheckels of gold and silver, and prayed them to sell of their abun dance. But the rulers would scarce give ear to their entreaties, and threw the silver in the streets, they would have none other than gold. So it came to pass that they sold to those that had come for many sheckels of gold, and thereby did the rulers of the King grow exceedingly rich, but the people were in want as before. And when tbe people saw that the rulers and centurians did refuse the silver they murmured and said, when ye purchased of us ye gave us silver, why do ye now refuse it ? And the rulers made no reply, but laughed them to scorn. And when the people saw that tbey had parted with their goods to the rulers and their all would not pay tbe tithes which were levied against them, and when it came to their ears that the rulers had sold to the Hittites and Jebusites for many sheckels in gold, that which they had bought from them for a few sheckels of silver, they were exceeding wroth and murmured loudly against the rulers and the King. And it came to pass that the King was sore perplexed and he called the people about him and exhorted them to help him for there had arisen in his land strife and discord, and persons did cry out against the King and his rules. And a mighty and high ruler of tbe King did beseech the people, and bemoan, and cry aloud to them and say, "Lo the king is set upon by his enemies, they compass him about and seek his distruction." But tbe people stood afar off and would not hearken to his cries. A.nd the people were very wroth at the King and did spew him out of their mouths. _ They did not name the baby Grover. riiev probably begin to realize the jufficiercy of that commodity. Banks Closed- There is intense excitement at Eng isb and throughout Crawford and Perry counties, Indiana, over tbe col apse of four banks, wbich will affect learly every man of means in the two sounties and seriously cripple the jounty treasurers and township trus ses, all of wbom deposited with the irokeu banks. No one suspected that he four institutions which have gone inder were not on a safe financial foot ug. The banks were owned by J. H. rVetbers and X H. Willet. Tbe revenue sollected for school purposes was all on iepositin the banks, and it is now be ieved that all of the public schools in he two counties will have to be closed, is tbe trustees have lost all their ♦ o a Mr. £. Rodney Pursell, a well known nd highly esteemed citizen of Lou uuu rounty. died at his home at Pur-. -llvili. on Saturday, iVov. Mb, io_ the UM »______________»!__._,■, ...,_ ~„_, _ _~,: STAUNTON SPECTATOR ANiJ VIINDICATQR. Baltimore and the South. An article under the above heading! was published in our editorial columns j i last week, and has been rather extensive-1 j ly copied throughout the State. We have also received letters from some of our , Baltimore friends on the subject. Those 1 friends are known to be good and true j Democrats, and we sincerely regret that anything may happen to affect their in- , terests directly or remotely, but the inter- < est of all citizens of Baltimore will be affected by the present conditions. Balti more nor any other city can stem the tide of disfavor into which the present political affiliations have brought her with the South. The South knows that the excuse for this condition is highly virtuous. Mr. Gorman, a dangerous and desper ate boss was to be dethroned, and the only way to do it was to turn the State over to the Republicans. But the South has much for which to thank Mr. Gor man, this dangerous and desperate boss. But for his splendid effort in the Senate the Force Bill would today be fixed upon the people of that section as firmly as the chains upon Prometheus, and the vul tures mould be feeding upon her vitalß. The South knows that mHCh of this war which has been made upon Mr. Gorman is because of personal spite by a set of newspaper men, whose political course has been of more questionable character than that of Mr. Gorman. These being the facts as the South sees them, and coupled with the facts stated in our ar ticle of last week, there can be no doubt about the bitterness they have engender ed, and there is no doubt that the South is going to visit their displeasure upon Baltimore. Nothing so quickly estrang es friends as differences in politics, and when once estranged, the same feeling can never be re-established. None regrets this condition more than ourselves, but facts are facts, and the causes were of Baltimore's own choosing. As she has made her bed so must she lie. A Letter from den. Walker. Editor of Spkctatou : In your issue of the 11th inst., there appeared the following paragraph: "It is stated that Gen. Jim Walker, by whose influence Feagles, tbe wheat thief postmaster of Newbern, who was killed last week was appointed, knew he was a thief, and a dangerous and disreputable character. If that be so tbe President should call him to ac count, or refuse to make any more ap pointments without certificate of good character from reputable people." I denounce that statement as a wil ful and malicious falsehood. Previous to bis death Feagles had borne a good character as was admit ted by every newspaper in this section of the State, which commented on the occurrence. If you had sought for the truth it was an easy task to find it. A journal which so readily and hasti ly publishes such serious reflections on the character of a fellow citizen; with no higher authority than street rumor upon no other grouud of justification, than the evasive pretext of "It is stat ed," encourages and invites, liars, and slanderers to use and abuse its columns for malicious purposes. 1 request that you give this commu nication a place in your columns as prominent as was given to tbe charge. If you will not do me that justice, in sert as an advertisement and send me your bill. Very truly yours, James A. Walkkb. Wytheville, Nov. 15th, 1897. We gladly give place to the foregoing letter which we received on Tuesday from Gen. Jas. A. Walker of Wytheville, pres ent Republican Congressman from the 9th district of Va. It becomes necessary in the light of events to make a statement of what has happened that our readers may understand why public opinion and Madam Rumor have connected Gen. Walker with a knowledge of the reputa tion of one Feagles who was appointed postmaster at Newbern, the county seat of Pulaski, at his solicitation not long since, but who was killed week be fore last stealing wheat and preserves from a store room in Newbern. The facts as we learned them were as fol lows: A gentleman having missed some wheat at his farm iv the couuty hauled the residue to town and stored it in a vacant house on the second floor. Having again missed some he set two men to watch it. Late in the night a man was seen to enter the house by unlocking the door, the goods being on the second floor it was necessary to unlock a second door. After awhile the man appeared carrying a bag. He was halted, and being halted dropped his burden and is said to have made a motion as if to draw a pistol, at any rate the persons watching fired on him and killed him in bis tracks. When examined by the authorities who were immediately summoned, it was found that he had been carrying a bag of wheat and a jar of preserves. In his pockets were found the keys with whioh he had opened the doors and other keys which had been lost by persons who had stores in the village. Since that time we learn further investigation has been made and Feagles who lived alone, had a room or two stored with goods of almost every conceivable character, stolen far and near. A statement has reached us that he had an arrangement so fixed with dynamite at his home that in the event he should be attacked he could blow up his pursuers. He was known to be a dead shot and always to go armed. Several y ear* ago a brother of the dead postmaster was indicted for murder, it belug charged that he had waylaid a prominent citizen and killed him for the purpose of robbery. But he was acquitted as the evidence was entirely circumstantial. Feagles, who was kill ed was known to be a man about whose life there was suspicion. He lived alone, was secretive and long before he was killed was suspected of theft by many, and when these men who did kill him were set to watch him, it is oaid that the man losing the goods, Kthem be suspected Feagles and they must look out. The incident has excited probably as much interest as any occurrence happening in the southwest for some years, and to say that Feagles has not been regarded by many of tbe people of Pulaski as a notorious and dangerous character would be to say what is not the fact. But whether Gen. Walker knew him as a thief or a desperate and dangerous character is the only question at issue. Many people thought he did or if not that he was wilfully deaf or wofully blind. Gen., Walker_says he did not know these thiDgs. We have only re peated a rumor i|hich is largely cir- Kculated in Gen. Walker's own neigh lood, we do n6s personally know ther Gen. Walker knew Fea _les by sight, but sine*;' we have a ilenUl by Gen Walker over his own a__________r. 1,, r"' , ".d Members of the Next Legislature. For the information of our readers ire publish a comple list of the mem 3ers of tbe Senate and General Assem bly which meets in Richmond on the irst Wednesday in December. The minority in this General Assembly will be the smallest since the war, if not in,' tbe State's history. There will be but nine anti-Democrats in the two houses. Five of these are hold over senators, and four will be in the House. The entire membership of the House and half of the Senators were chosen at the late election. The senators in tbe even districts hold over for two years. In the appended list are given the names of the entire Legislature, with the post office addresses as far as known. THE SENATE. First District—C. W. Steele, Hazel Spring. Second District—* Henry S. Kane, Gate City. Third District— * Alexander St. Clair, Blue Stone. Fourth District—*M. H. Claytor, Roanoke. x Fifth District—Thomas L. Tate, Lu cretia. Sixth District—*Eumond Parr, Stuart. Seventh District—S. Houston Letch er, Lexington. Eithth District—*G. B. Keezell, Keezeltown. ! Nith District—John N. Opie, Staun ton. Tenth District—*J. G. McCune, Woodstock. Eleventh District—* Henry Fairfax, Aldie. Twelfth District—*E. H. Jackson, Front Royal. Thirteenth District—Dr. G. M. Wal lace, Falmouth. Fourteenth District —*George A. Mushbach, Alexandria. Fifteenth District—John L. Jeffries, Culpeper. Sixteenth District—*W. M. Flana gan, Powhatan Courthouse. Seventeenth District —*George W. Morris, Charlottesville. Eighteenth District—*H. D. Flood, West Appomattox. Nineteenth Distsict—Bland Massie, Massie Mills. Mwentieth District— * Adam Clem ent, Mt. Zion. Twenty-first District—William P. Barksdale, Houston. Twenty second Distsict—*Henry C. Lowry. Bedford City. Twenty third District— R. A. James, Danville. Twenty fourth District —*Eugene Withers, Danville. Twenty-fifth District—D. Q. Eggles ton, Smithville. Twenty-sixth District—*W. H. Hale, Rocky Mount. Twenty-seventh District —R. B. Hartley, Stony Greek. Twenty-eighth District—* Robert Turnbull, Lawrenceville. Twenty-ninth District—*W. B. Mc- Ilwaine, Petersburg. Thirtieth District— * Jo. W. Southall, Jetersville. Thirty-first District—W. E, Foster, Norfolk. Thirty-second District—*R. E. Boy kin, Smithfield. Thirty third District—*H. L. May nard, Portsmouth. Thirty fourth District—* Henry T. Wickham, Richmond. Thirty fifth District—*C. R. Sands and B. B. Munford, Richmond. Thirty sixth District—* John E. Ma son, Comoro. Thirty .seventh District —*George W. Le Cato, Wachapreague. Thirty eighth District—* Manly H. Barnes, Boulevard Thirty-ninth District—Thas. E. Bla key, Tappahannock. HOUSE OF DELEGRTES, Accomao —*S. W. Matthews, Assawo man. Albemarle —*W. H. Boaz, Covesville, W. R Duke, Charlottesville. Alexandria City and County-Louis C. Barley. Alleghany, Bath and Highland—*A. F. Withrow, Millboro. Aissrst -C J. Campbell, Amherst. Augusta and Staunton—*Silas H. Walker, Mt. Meridian, J. W. Church man. Brookwood. Bedford—*R. G. Turpin and A. L. Minter. Botetourt—K. B. Stoner, Fincastle, Brunswick—E. P. Buford. Buchanan, Dickenson and Wise —J. L. Elswick, Big Rock. Buckingham and Cumberland —B. W. L. Blanton, Raines. Campbell—J. C. Featheretone, Lynchburg. Campbell and Appomattox—W. H. Ligon, Hixburg. Carroll—Dexter Good. Caroline—Dr. W. D. Quisenberry, Milford. Charlotte—W. C. Carrington, Smith ville. Chesterfield, Manchester and Powha tan —H. B. Owen, Manchester, *R. G. Wood, Crow Spring. Lynchburg—T. 1). Jennings, Lynch burg. Clarke and Warren—*S. S. Thomas, Berryville. Craig, Roanoke City and County—J. P. Caldwell, Newcastle, and R. R. Hicks, Roanoke. Culpeper—Dr. R. S. McClanahan, Brandy Station. Dinwiddie—F. E. Clarke,. Elizabeth City and Aocomac—E. E. Montague, Hampton. Essex and Middlesex —Booker Gar nett, Dunnsvilie. Fairfax— * J. E. Willard, Fairfax. Fauquier—*T. C. Pilcher, Midland. Floyd and Franklin—Potter, D'loyd. Fluvanna and Goochland—'George W. Browning, Irwin. Franklin—*E. W.- Saunders, Rocky Mount. Frederick and Winchester—E. C. Jor dan; Jordan Springs. Gloucester and Mathews—*J. N. Stubbs, Wood's X Roads. Grayson—*W. S. Hale, Elk Creek. Greene and Madison —N. B. Early, Jr., Stanardsville. Greenesville and Sussex—John Cha plin, Emporia. Halifax —W. O. Lovelace, Roddens, and W M. Palmer. Black Walnut. Hanover—*B. L. Winston, Hanover Courtiiouse. Henrico—*Addison Maupin. Rich mond. Henry—W A. Garrett. Isle of Wight—Thomas N. Jones Smithfield. King and Queen— 'George C. Bland, Shackleford's. King William and Hanover—*lsaac Diggs, West Point. Louisa—W. B. Pendleton, Louisa. Lancaster and Richmond —11. Carter Wellford, Warsaw. Lee —*S S. Surgener. Biaakwater. Loudoun —*Jobn F. Ryan, Areola. Lotidmi v and Fauquier—*D. C. Hatclier, Rectortown. Lunenburg—Dr. Neblett. Smith, Smith's X Roads. Montgomery —General G. C. Whir ton, Radford. Nansetnond—*J. E. Booker, Suffolk Nelson—Dr A. B. Fitzpatrick, Nol ly's Ford. New Kent, Charles City, James City, York, Warwick, and city of Williams burg—"Thomas T. Powell, Newport News. Norfolk City—C G. Kiser and *M. T. j Cooke. Northampton—'Charles Smith, j, Franktowu Northumberland and Westmoreland —C. Harding Walker, Heathsville. Notioway and Amelia—James Mann, ', Nottoway. j Orange—W. C. Williams, Orange. ! Page and Rappahannock—*R. B. Parks. Luray. '■ Patrick—John 8. Taylor. Petersburg City—William Henry j Maun, and 'Thomas B. Ivey. Pittsylvania and City of Danville— I C. G. Watson, Puileus; W. T. Wilson. Ring-old; W H H. Cocke, Whittles; > A M Darnell, Vance ;j PoiumiootbOity— *UharlesT.Bland. < Prince Edward—Judge Asa Watkins, I Farmville. i Prince George and Surry —A. R. ! Hobbs; Rines. _ i Prince William—*G. G. Gallaher, | Hickery Grove. I Pulaski and Giles— * J. W. Williams, j Bane. Rappahannock—George W. Settle. Richmond Cifcy—C. E. Folkes.O. M. j Wallace, Jr., *W. F. Reddy, *T. B. Murphy, J. L. Anderson. Rockbridge—*J. S. Craig, Goshen, and R. W. Winbourne, Buena Vista. Rockingham—l*. M. Switzer, Harri sonburg, and W.H. Blakemore, Spring Creek. Russell—W. D. Hanson, Hansonville. Scott—E. M. Carter. Shenandoah—Joseph M. Bauserman. Woodstock. Southampton— * J. C. Parker, Frank- Smyth and Bland—Col. J. M. Gwyn, Chatham Hill. Spotsylvania—A. T. Embrey, Fred ericksburg. Stafford and King George—S. C. Pey ton, Stafford. Tazewell— Spratt. Washington—T. J. Campbell, Bris tol, and C. H. Jennings. Abingdon. fhe— Dr. J. R. Sayers. Wytheville. »—«-—* Consider. (Communicated.) number of applications to sign recommendations for important official positions suggest a word of caution as to the propriety of signing papers to please the applicant, without proper reflection. A distinguished citizen of Staunton in speaking of this error, remarked that he could secure signa tures in a few hours to hang the most distinguished citizen in town; so little do some people regard their patriotic duty to the government by the people. They appear to think that good gov ernment comes, like the unwearied sun, from day to day to bless our coun try. When things go wrong they are frequently the first and loudest in com plaints. The right of petition is one of the cardinal principles of our gov ernment, but it should be so apprici ated as to be prudently exercised. An ill advised recommendation to office of one who supposes tbe salary would suit his condition without regard to special fitness, embarrasses our repre sentatives, who make the choice and have to bear the responsibility. Years ago a notable mistake was made through a crazy petition to appoint a cheeky youth, who had been active at a recent election, to the very impor tant office of county judge, in effect removing the most capable and faith ful judge who has filled the office. If we have public interests specially in view, Or grievances to retrieve, "be sure you are right and go ahead." But do not handicap your representa tives for the gratification of orivate interest. The party will be held re sponsible for all mistakes and the pub lic interest suffer. Old Davy Crocket. ♦ -♦- ♦ ■ The big, hearty, healthy man is a continual irritation to bis dyspeptic friend. Constipation is the root of nine-tenths of the sickness of men, and of a large proportion of the sickness of women. It can be cured easily, natu rally and quickly. Nature is continu ally working as hard as she can to throw off impurities, and to force out poisonous refuse matter. When there is an impediment, Dr. Pierces Pleas ant Pellets set the wheels working again without any trouble. Theyassist nature in a gentle, healthful, efficient way. There is nothing violent about their action, and yet it is just as cer tain as if it were twice as violent. You do not become a slave to their use. They are different and better than any other pill for the cure of constipation, headache and kindred derangements. Almost all druggists understand this, and are conscientious enough to tell you so. The druggist who tries to sell you a substitute is not a safe man from whom to buy medicine. Send 21 1-cent stamps to cover cost of mailing only, and receive free a copy ot Dr. Pierces Medical Adviser. Address, World's Dispensary Medical Association Buffalo, N. Y. VIRGINIA NEWS. Petitions are in circulation in Staf ford endorsing Judge Ashton for re election for Judge of the county court. Mr. Jas. S. Harris died at his resi dence in Leesburg Thursday evening. Mr. Harris would have been 80 years of age in January. Virginia this year had one of the largest apple crops of any State in the Union. In some of tbe counties this crop was the source of a large revenue, but in others, lack of experience in marketing the crop, and carelessness was the cause of the loss of much of the fruit. Mr. Charles F. Barlosius, proprietor of tbe Central Hotel, Fredericksburg, died Tuesday night, after a lingering illness. Mr. Barlosius was born No vember 2. 1831, in.Muhlhaufen, Ger many, and went To Fredericksburg about half a century ago. Efforts are being made to have the Governor pardon Thomas N. McNamee, who was in November, 1894, convicted of the murder of Robert Lee Atwell, a yardmaster of the R. & D. R. R. in Richmond, and sentenced to the peni tentiary for five years. Alexander Wray, employed as fire man at a sawmill in Dinwiddie county, met with a shocking death Friday. He was oiling up some of the machinery on tbe mil), when he was struck by a circular saw under the left eye and the ■crown of his head cut off. His were scattered around and bis ireseuted a most ghastly sight, port reached Richmond that Mr. E. W. Saunders had retired from the race for the House speakership. It was said he had announced to two or three persons his intention not to be a candi date. A telegram was sent direct to Mr. Saunders. He replied by saying the rumor was incorrect. Hon. John F. Ryan has written to a friend in Richmond that he has enough votes pledged to insure his election. Shrewd political observes in Richmond say Mr. Ryan will certainly succeed himself as In the now famous case of E. Gay Hall, Jos. P. Cannon and Willie Smith of Norfolk, charged with conspiring to take away, debauch and seduce Can non's young and beautiful wife, Judge Hanckel on Friday found each guilty. Cannon and Hall were given twelve months in jail, and fined $1,000 each.- The court said that it should be re gretted that tbe punishment is so en tirely out of proportion to the infamy of the offense. In consideration of Smith turning State's evidence, sen ■was suspended in bis case till the of Appeals passes on the appeal he ii.'is already taken. —~- ; of Ohio, City of Toledo, ) Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DDL LARS for each and every case of Ca tarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure Frank J. Cheney. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of Decem | Seal / A. W. Gleason. ' ~v— ' Notary Public. Gall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter nally and ccts directly on lhe blood and mucous surfaces of the system Bend for testimonials, free. F T CHENEY &CO . Toledo, 0. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. SPECIAL. Ist—A splendid estate. 6EO acres fertile land, | , this county, 6 miles of Station, hand somely Improved. $30 per acre. j 2nd—225 acres, good land, fair Improvements, , orchard. One spring, 1 miles of station. $22.50 per acre 3rd—77 acres, 6 miles of city. Land in very good condition; 5 room dwelling (new), stable, some fruit. $1,500. 4th—Desirable 8-room frame residence. In Staunton, large lot. Will exchange tor $5,000 farm and pay difference. sth—Store and dwelling combined, in Basic City, In good shape, cost $2,500, wiU trade for a $1,500 farm. 6th—Will exchange a well established mer chandise business for a farm. 7th—s2,ooß to loan on real estate security. Bth—sl,ooo to loan on Improved property, I For full particulars apply to Mcllhany & Hilleary, Real Estate, Rental and Insurance Agts., no 18-tt STAUNTON, VA. I (ff 17 The Center of Attraction is our Store for SHOES I Ladies' Pine Shoes in Button and Lace, Newest Styles, $2, $2.50 and $3. TO BE BAD AT McH. Holliday, Up-To-Date Shoe House, ' Staunton, Va. THE KLONDIKE. A VIRGINIA PARTF IS NOW BEING FORMED to go to Alaska In the early part of next spring. It will sail from San Francisco or Seattle on a privately chartered steamer, and be provisioned for twelve months, as well as fitted out with all the comforts and ad vantages possible to a well-equipped mining expedition. Practical and reliable men de siring to Join this party address. Pout-Office Box 493. Richmond, Va. nov 4-6ts TO teachers— Buildings ot a most suit able .nature for the establishment of a school located at Huntersville, Pocahontas i county, W. Va., are for rent or sale? The peo ple are prosperous and it is a splendid oppor I canity for an v enterprising teacher. For fur ther particulars, address this Office. ' lan22-tf I MATCHING MATERIAL ; is a tiresome undertaking which often ( results in failure, and something "nearly a match" is never satisfactory. There's one thing that you cannot match, that's Electro-Silicon. The Famous Silver Polish, i because there is no other like it. Nearly a . million housekeepers use it, A trial quantity I which is sent | FREE TO ALL , will tell you why. Then the secret of beauti ful silverware is yours. Simply send your address on a postal card to Silicon, 30 Cliff Street, New York. r - m ---- >■—<■■ ■■■■ '■ _,< "I HELLO. Isthat Miller's? Thank you. That cold snap yesterday makes me sure bur coal will go fast now, and I want you to send me four or five tons of Miller's Fire Creek, Red Ash Lump coal. You'll send it nice and clean, won't you? All right. Good-bye. M.Erskine Miller & Bro. oct 14- A STRIKING PIECE —OF— PRIVATE LEGISLATION! The Schedule of Prices at Bowling, Spotts & Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS, STAUNTON, VA. Without dread of competition they still ollei to their friends a stock composed of every article incident to that branch of Merchandise, mar !*■ The Wonder" Dynamo and Battery Outfit for $1.00 COPVRICMT 1807 GARPLVT»SAI2C! We have 100 styles to select from. Direct from the Manufacturers. The CHOICEST line ever shown in Staunton. Our line embraces Royal Axminsters, Velvets, Mouquetts. Body Brussells, Tapestry Brussells, Special Tapestry Brussells, Royal Ingrains. Extra Super Ingrains. Art Squares all sizes. Rugs in endless variety. A CHOICE LINE OF . Dress Goods, Jackets # Capes, AT THE OLD PRICES. DENNY & BROTHER. Palais Royalv* 10 and 12 East Main Street. The choicest merchandise at the lowest prices. A remarkable collection of this seasons Millinery. TRIMMED HATS. That for beauty cannot be excelled by any shown in this city. Notwithstanding the ex tremely low prices, you will rind them in point of style, Quality and exclusiveness even in the lead of all others. This week, as a special offer, we marked down all our Ladies Alpine Hats and Sailors, with fine silk bands, black and colors, worth 75c, $1 and $1.25, to 63c. We are still in the lead with Ribbons, all silk, Nos. 12 and IG, all shade*, for 10c. Sam n No. 22, 3 inches wide, 12Jc. Come and see our special offerings in ladies furnishing good Such as Corsets, Hosiery, Gloves, Underwear, etc. PALAIS ROYAL. | BEE HIVE STORE, | READY FOR FALL TRADE! Our Summer Stock is well cleaned up. Some new Fall Goods already in and opened. More coming every day. Fall Underwear, a necessary pre caution against the sudden change from Summer heat. You will find here the largest stock and the sames low prices of last year, Ladies' white and Pants. Ladies' Swiss Ribbed Merino Vests. Children's natural wool Vests, Pantalettes and Drawers. Children's Balbrigqan and Gray-mixed Cotton Ribbed Vests. Medium weight, long sleeves. Everything in Fall Underwear. Domes tic, English, Scotch, French, Swiss and German. Drop in and see the new lines. Also a full line of seasonable Hosiery—cotton, cotton and wool, and all wool—for women, men ana Children. BEE HIVE STORE, | sep 30 3m NO. 28 W. Main St., Opposite Y. M. C. A. # 1 | JOB PRINTING | OF EVERY DISCRETION | NEATLY AND PROMPTLY DONE E AT THE SPECTATOR & VINDICATOR OFFICE. THE REGULARSOBSCRIFriONITO THE j.- --. ar% I SPECTATOR 18 NOW JUST HALF WHAT Uf ft. ADt IT HAS BEEN HERETOPOEE. IT IS NOW WW La i\ 11 L. ONT.V ONTtr.OT.T.AR. ▼▼w wl'WfwvWTfWWwWWfw | DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, ....,._.. i WATCHES, SILVERWARE FOR WHAT I and everything else, should be in correct style and of the lat- To sell our customers the best est design. This we have. Our Sweet Potatees ou the market, fresh fall goods are coming in every every few days from Hanover coun day, and if you want goods ty, Va. None better to be found, that are up-to-date you should and at low prices by bushel or barrel. not fail to visit our store. If Try them. you have looked elsewhere, we are sure of either your eompli- FLOUR, FEED, CLOVER and TIMOTHY inent, or your custom. SEED always on band. Switzer & Grubert, i —.<>■.— Jewelers, J HIDES WANTED I No. 3E. Main St., Staunton, Va. # \ J. A. FAUVER & CO., 33-3 aS. Augusta Street, sep 30 *v* uiiu «_*»,» *.«.■»* » j iui a *vrvr is of wonderful utility.mechanical perfection and cheapness. Supersedes induction coils and chemical medical batteries for curative purposes. Gives a stronger current without continual expense aa.l annoyance of replacing chemicals. Has n current regulator and can he adjusted to a n.-rvous child or to overpower the strongest man. It is the most interesting instrument for the study of electricity ever pro duced. Every toy needs it for a practical study and experiment of electricity. No education is complete without a full knowledge of this wonderful i ovrer. An evening party can be entertained for hours with expelimeuts made 0:1 this Dynamo. Invalids may cure themselves by its use without expense. It Is an established fact that electricity cures rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, numbness and nervous troubles. It increases the circulation of the blood, and displaces weakness and ex haustion from any cause with strength and activity. Electricity is the one great element which the emaciated system requires. The " WONDER " Dynamo offers to all an inexhaustible supply of this ] owerful agent. Fully equipped with armature magnet, brush, multiplying gear, crank and current breaking switch. All parts perfectly made and handsomely finished. Packed in a strong wood box with full instructions for medical use and many electrical experiments. Price complete, $1.00 by Express. By Mail, $1.25 Address all orders to JOMIM QLEASON'S SONS _ *%«*«H3r!S?Jlar*£*' W»'ij|U,P». AN UP-TO-DATE MOTHER !>' iOws the value of cycling to her chil ■n. Buy a Syracuse and fall in line. ~ c have all kinds of sudries. The best and freshest lot of tires in the city for the lest money—Hartford's. M. & W., Akoni. I mend tubes. Vulcanizing guaranteed, both uniform in size and to hold air, in single tubes. We also bave the Rubber Neck Saddle, one of the best and easiest saddles ever rid den. Remember the old stand. HUMPHREY & CO., 119 K. Main Street, Phone 173. oct-S 3m Opp. OFKBA HOUSE.