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_ i A. E. HARNSBERGER, Proprietor. 25 Complete Departments. ANNOUNCEMENT - EXTRAORDINARY ! — THE RACKET, always on the outlook for Bargains: has just purchased from Fulton, Hoge & Hutchinson their entire remaining wholesale stock of Notions, Gents' and Ladies' Furnishing Goods, etc., at a big sacrifice for spot cash, and we will sell the biggest bargains we sold in this class of goods. AH nice, clean, desirable goods at less than wholesale prices. Here are a Few Prices: Gents' Heavy Underwear, &c. Heavy Grey Undershirts, 19c, worth 25c. Heavy White Merino, 35c, worth 50c. Heavy Grey mixed, half wool, 45c, worth 75c Medicated Red, all wool, 75c; with drawers to match same, $1. Fine quality, pure Camel Hair, $1.15, worth $1.75. A lot of gents' Collar Linen at 6c, worth 10c Four-ply linen Collars Be, worth 15c Four-ply Cuffs 15c, two pair 25c Gents heavy cotton Socks, seamless, 3 pairs for 20c. Wool Socks at 10c. worth 20c Wool Socks at 15c, worth 25c Solid black seamless socks 10c Imported Hermensderf dye, black, 20c, six pairs for $1, worth one-third more. Fine white Shirts, Iron-clad, 38c worth 50c. Finest quality 3 ply linen, handsome, at 60c, worth $1. Fine quality Percale, 2 collars and pair of cuffs 75c, worth $1. A large lot of notions and small wares which we cannot give prices on for want of space, at wholesale prices. Latest Fall Millinery. The latest dictates of Fashion, the choicest conceptions of a season full of beautiful and elegant designs, the prettiest shapes in Hats and Bonnets, bright with anything that gives to them a touch of love'iness. And the birds —who can describe them ! As you visit us compare and judge. Examine the trimmed Bonnets and Hats. Every taste, every fancy —simple, ornate or extravagant—will find re sponse in this beautiful display. Ladles' Goods—Fulton's Stock. Heavy Ribbed Vests 18c. Extra heavy Fleece lined 25c. Merino at 35c, worth 50c. Ladies' fast black hose 7c, 3 pairs for 20c. Lot of wool (grey mixed) hose 15c, worth 25c. Black fleece lined 15c, worth 25c. Extra fine quality black imported hose 25c, worth 50c. Children's school hose, seamless 10c, worth 15 Corsets at 25, 35 and 50c. Armor side corsets at 75c, worth $1. Dr. Warner's Coraline in black 65c, worth $1. French woven 50c, worth $1. Ladies' 5c handkerchiefs. 3 for 10c. Hamburg and Laces at unheard of prices. Shoes and Boots. A man's good, heavy boot at $1 50 Better at $1.75 and 2 Boys' boots at 95c and $1 25. Ladies shoes, heavy, at 75 ami 95c. Fine quality Dongola Kid $1 25, worth 1.50. Goodyear welt at $1 90. worth 2 50. Children's shoes, all prices from 25c up. A lot of Drummers' Sample shoes at whole sale cost prices. THE RACKET STORE, im No, 0 East Main Street. Staunton, Va. CATHARTIC 25 * 50 * DRUGGISTS i ; ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED ; ; pie and bcotlf-t free. Art. STt:ii!,;>G It _*_FI>T ('P.. Chirago. Montrf ah _'_»_■ ° r _ s ? _,_»_»_ _ _*_»-J i A STRIKING PIECE I —OF PRIVATE LEGISLriTION! The Schedule of Prices at Bowling, Spotts & Co., WHOLESALE GKOCERS, STAUNTON, VA. Without dread of competition they still offei to their friends a stock composed of every article incident to that branch of Merchandise. ra»r (*• 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 i Electro-Silicon, The Famous Silver Polish, because there is no other like it. Nearly a million housekeepers use it. A trial quantity j 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. Can you r Detect the Chaff from the Wheat? * KEATING! (Skk that Ccevb?); The chaff of wheels are made to sell- not to ride, with economy as a partner. Tbe KEATING is the wheat of wheels. Contains tbe good—the Mibstance of all improvements. The I'ouble Holler Chain and Improved Di vide) Oank Shaft alone, place the Keating "36j ii»y> shead of them ail. Our heaurifu! catalogue tell« of friction reduced. Send for one. KEATING WHEEL CO. Middletown, Cone. Boys' and Men's Clothing. < We still have remaining from the Weller & ; Armentrout stock a lot of suits which were too heavy to sell during the heated months. We will continue to sell them at one half ] their regular price. Their $10 suits for $5, $12 suits for $6, $15 ' suits for $7.50, $20 suits for $10 and other suits ] at correspondingly low rates. , A lot of Overcoats in above stock which we bought at 60 per cent oil will be sold at less 1 than half their former price. , A large stock of Boys' and Youths' clothing . at Bargain Prices, ■ Dry Goods Department. : Notwithstanding the advance on Dry Goods we are able to sell as cheap as ever We placed our orders early and got in ahead of the ad- i vance. The largest stock of Dress Goods we , ever showed Over 200 pieces to select from We call special attention to our line of all- . wool Dress Goods at 25c a yard. ] We are headquarters for Black Goods. All 1 the latest designs at from 18c to 75c per yard. , You pay no extra tariff here. ( Heaviest weight Canton Flannel that was ' ever sold at 9c a yard, worth 12ic. All-wool 1 Red Flannel at 15, IS and 25c. Best Apron Check at sc, same in Lancaster. Heavy weight ( . shirting cheviot 74c. A case of heavy weight . Outing at 5, worth 7c. Bleached and Brown ' ; Cotton at 5 and 6c. I LatestlStyle Furniture Solid Oak Chamber Suits, 3 pieces $9.75, 1 worth 12 50. A beautiful set with heavy plate ] mirror $15. If you want the most artistic and beautiful sets, see ours at $19, 25 and 28. They ■ cannot be surpassed for workmanship, style and price. " i Beds, $1.75, 250 and 4 50. Parlor Sets, $17, ] 25' 35 and 45. Chairs in all styles at all prices. . Tables at any price you want. Other goods . too numerous to mention. ' Cloaks and Capes. < Why is it we sell more Capes and Cloaks t than other stores j Because our paices are i lower and our styles prettier. It will pay you , to look through our stock. Carpets and Matting. f A skod quality Ingrain at 28c a yard. Brus- 1 sels and Velvet marked at 75c; worth $1. Ev erybody knows our reputation in the carpet line. « T Crockery, Mass and Tinware. ( The most beautiful line of silver-plated 1 ware, decorated china, lamps, dinner, tea and j toilet sets, ever shown in Staunton and at the lowest prices. PAINT. PAINT. t ' Now is the Time to Paint. I am the agent for the Old Reliable [Lonpan & Martinez Paint which will cost you less money than lead or any other prepared paint. If you expect to paint, call i and examine prices, &c, before purchasing elsewhere. B. F. HUGHES, Druggist No. 5 South Augusta Street. W- PRESCRIPT CABEFDLLY COMPOUKEED. P.O. DRAWERSB. fi. O. HAKDT 1848—1895. Hardy's Old Reliable CARBIAGE FACTOBT!! Cor. MAIN and MARKET STS., STAUNTON, - - VA. : Manufacture aIJ kinds oi work in : their line,of the best materia.l and with superior workmanship. i REPAIRING Sxw.iiert with Neatnessanrl Di&patcn , The largest and most varied 1 stock of all kinds of vehi- « cles. ' Second-hand Work at low prices. \ John M. Hardy & Son « ■ ___ CUekeater'a EneU.lt PjaaaaMsl Bra-a. Pennyroyal pills l_-_T\ Orl(lnaI an* Onl 7 «_.____ A I III! rianf r ,jr , »'<*"* *.«•_■__, pafayissn-Wir rO . / m iu_ u>! uoii n-___,rAnW "__. tealeil with blue ribbon. Vn *__n.©ther. firf'-tedanirerou. ntbKitu. ▼ ! I / "~ ffi t imitation.. ALDros;sista,craenG 4> . -V^/^.r h _i_ w , ! STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR. : — ' — : COUNSEL Anxioas mother, bending low O'er thy child now calmly sleeping, j Ik not Its destiny to know, »ye it In the Father's keeping! v do well the mother's part— •ntly training, gently leading— de the restless, untried heart ith love's chiding, with love's pleading. " •er doubting, sow the seed, atch it budding into beauty. Take out every useless weed From the firm, straight path of duty. Kple teaching, pure and plain, | IU its little life be molding i one bright golden ohaln, Day by day for thee unfolding. Careful mother, turn aside, Turn with tears of deep contrition From the tempting voice of pride. Tempting thee with earth's ambition. Holier thoughts should now be thine, Upward gase toward heaven's portal. Thy child must bow before this shrine- Teach it to win a crown immortal! —Tamar Anne Kermode in New York Ledger. ISFODEL CASTLE. Many years have vanished from the face of the earth since the castle of Isf o del was first erected. The ravages of war have filled many a land with sor row, and the angel of peace has often visited the world, bringing balm to the weary. Empires have arisen and, like the paling of a star, have disappeared i from the firmament of time since that remote period At the time of our narrative Isf odel had undergone many changes since the days of its former possessors. It still, however, presented the same granitic appearance. The wild, wrathful ocean beat against the base of the cliff on which the castle stood, and dark and lonely appeared the great forest a few rods away. Lord Hilderbrand and many of his followers had passed away to the land of the soul. Finally Isf odel fell into the posses sion of Lord Hurdron, an exceedingly unpopular man, of crabbed disposition and darkened reputation. He was dom ineering in his conduct toward those beneath him in social standing, and, added to this, he bore such a selfish spirit that he won the respect of only a few persons. Very different in her nature was La dy Ella, the only daughter of Lord Hur dron. She possessed all those qualities and accomplishments that tend toward the development of true womanhood. She was greatly liked by all who knew her, and well did she merit the love that her friends, bore her. If there was one thing to which Lord Hurdron was violently opposed, it was that Lady Ella should marry a man who possessed not wealth and bore not the title of nobleman. She well knew her father's antipathy to her forming an in timacy with any of the lower class. Still this did not deter her from seeking the company of Roland Hilter, with whom she had fallen deeply in love. He possessed nothing in his nature that even Lord Hurdron could find aught against had not the latter such an aus tere and jealous disposition. The knowledge of love meetings is sometimes difficult to keep from sus picious parents, and so it was in the case of Lady Ella and her lover. It was not long before Lord Hurdron became cog nizant of the interviews between his daughter and Roland Hilter, and he im mediately proposed to break the inti macy. Early one morning, as he was passing through the dark forest of Athol, Lord Hurdron's attention was arrested by the sound of voices falling on his ear. Pres ently Lady Ella, accompanied by Ro land Hilter, appeared in view. Not wishing to be observed by them, Lord Hurdron stepped behind a large tree to wait until they passed by. "Dear Roland, let us sit down for a few moments," said Lady Ella in a sweet voice. Lord Hurdron managed to restrain his temper and wait for further devel opments. He saw the young couple sit down under the umbrageous foliage of a large oak tree. He beheld the young man pass his arm tenderly around the waist of the fair girl, and he noticed that she did not attempt to resist this act of familiarity. "Dear Ella," said Roland, "let us leave this country and fly to some for eign laud, where our marriage can take place unhindered by your people, for you know that were your father to learn of our betrothal he would spurn me from these premises as he would a rep "Dear Roland," replied Lady Ella, I "wheresoever you go there will I bear I you company. What is the love I en tertain for my people compared with I the deep affection that has chained our hearts togethw?" "Then this evening at the red room I await my coming.'' And as Roland uttered these words he arose from his seat and together they walked away. j As Lord Hurdron heard these words he inwardly cursed the soul of Roland Hilter. He waited until the young lov- j ers had gone some distance, when he I emerged from his place of concealment I and quietly wended his way toward the I castle. On his way he met one of his I servants, to whom he spoke a few words. The man's face slightly changed color as his master's voice fell on his ears. "A thousand pounds, Rupert, if you perform the deed," said Lord Hurdron, as he departed "I understand, my lord." And the man walked away. Roland Hilter lived a mile from the castle of Model, and it was his favorite pastime to wander along the high bank that bordered the ocean and listen to the beating of the waters below. Rare ly a day passed but that he spent a por tion of his time there. On the afternoon following the events just narrated Roland was walking lei surely along the bank, gazing on the blue waters, when a .voice fell on his me, "A bad place for a man to fall fron»." "Ah, is it you, Rupert?" saidßoland, as ho turned around. "Yes, it is, as you say, a bad place. The best swim-1 mer, I warrant, could not live in such I "Yet his cries would probably reach I "I fear not. The sound of the waves J would drown them." The eyes of Rupert glittered with a I langerous light as he heard these jpords. ' c Do yon think the edge of the I Dank is firm?" he asked. "Would there lot be danger of its crumbling if one I ihould stand close to the brink?" I "None in the least. I have stood I nany times within an inch of the edge I md felt no danger whatever. See." j As Roland spoke he stepped forward, I md presently only a small space inter-1 reued between him and the side of the irecipice. Ere he had time to return he 'alt himself being pushed over the cliff, impulsively he stretched forth his hand md grasped Rupert, his assailant, by he arm. The latter struggled to free limsclf, but in vain, and a moment aft-' Everybody Says So. Cascarets Candy Calhnvlic. the most won- I aiful mudical d,sco\trv or the age. p.eas ■ut and lorreslung tc the Lasicaiigeutly ad positively ou mduevs, )\ V( ,,. aild i^ wel / j icaiising the ml ire f\st.»m, ihsjrcl rolds, J ' erward tbe pitlTess ocean received them in its depths. ! That evening Lady Ella waited long for the appearance of Roland, but he j did not come. She knew not that, toss •; ed here and there by the angry waves, i his lifeless form was in the ocean. The next day, as she was walking , along the edge of the cliff, her mind | full of strange forebodings, the upturned j face of her dead lover met her vision. | Her head swam, and she toppled over the cliff. As she fell the ocean clasped her in its embrace, and the gates of death were thrown open to receive an other soul. That night Lord Hurdron retired to the red room. The nonappearance of Lady Ella did not seem to affect him. As he sat down his thoughts reverted to the past. "Ha!" ho muttered "That'young scamp, Hilter, will no longer trouble these regions. It"— "Think so, father?" interrupted a sepulchral voice at his side. Lord Hurdron turned his eyes to whence came the voice. As he did so he beheld the dripping apparition of Lady Ella leaning on her lover's arm. "By my troth!" cried the astonished lord "So you have returned, you base scoundrel? Death be upon you!" As he spoke he drew a pistol and fired at the spectral form. When the smoke cleared away, no one save Lord Hurdron remained in the room. For a moment he hardly stirred Then his head dropped on his breast, and his eyes put on a glazed appear ance. When the servants entered, only the dead body of Lord_Hurdron remained in the room. The physicians pronounced his death as the result of heart disease, but they knew not what was the rightful cause. The bodies of Rupert, Roland Hilter and Lady Ella were never recovered The sea refused them to mortal man. For years the red room of Isfodel castle was haunted It is said that the pale form of Lady Ella often appeared at the window, as if in waiting for some one. The castle has long since been destroyed, but the strange story connected with it is still fresh in the minds of many persons in England— Exchange. CAUGHT A WALKING FISH. It Had No GUIs, but Had Four Legs and Knew How to Use Them. Frank Davey, the photographer, is the possessor of a very strange fish, which after having exhibited to a num ber of friends while still alive he put into alcohol to keep. The fish is known to some people here, but is quite rare. Its home is in the deep water, and if the story told by the Chinaman who pro cured it—namely, that the catch was made in comparatively shallow water just outside of the harbor—is to be de pended on the occurrence is indeed un usual. It is about three inches in length and when alive was of a bright yellow hue, with spots of black here and there. Its mouth is quite large, and the part of the body nearest is correspondingly large. It then tapers off to a small tail, but the peculiar part is that there are no gills, or what are popularly known as such. Where these should be the skin is just as it is all over the body. At a distance of about half an inch and pro truding from the belly near the central part are what might be called arms or lega They are jointed and have some ten very fine claws. These, together with another pair farther anterior, the fish, when alive, used to walk abojit with on the bottom of the jar in which it was contained. It would show fight instantly when approached and gave every sign of be ing endowed with the spirit of the evil one, bristling up its fins, snapping its sharp teeth, elevating a sharp, knifelike appendage on the top of its nose and sending two currents of water from holes or false gills just back of the large, armlike appendages mentioned above. When the fish was killed and placed in alcohol, the bright yellow disappear ed entirely and left in its place a whitish colcr.—Pacific Commercial Advertiser. DIPLOMACY. The Astute Mayor Knew How to Help Along His Own Town. A number of indignant citizens had filed into the office of the mayor of a small but progressive town. "We called," said the spokesman of the party, "to sco about your announce ment that you would fight to the bitter end the proposal of those two railroad companies to lay tracks so as to con nect" "Well," was the reply, "what of it?" "You don't deny saying it, then?" "Certainly not." "And yet you call yourself a wide awake man, competent to look after the interests of an ambitions community like this?" "I am doing my best to deserve ap proval. '' "Don't you realize that the junction of those two roads is one of the best things that could happen to this city?" "Certainly." "And yet you are doing your best to stop it?" The mayor reflected for a few min utes and then said: "Gentlemen, will you keep a seoret?" "If it's nothing detrimental to the city's interests." "Well, I am just as anxious to have that work done as you are, but you know how they usually go about such things. If we let them alone, they'll begin work about tho last of November, leave things torn up all winter and not finish before next summer is half over. Now, if they have really determined to make this improvement, my saying I disapprove of it won't change them, but it will have one effect—it'll put them on their mettle. They'll get together a gang of men some night and put them to work with lanterns and rush the job through so fast that there won't be any interruption of traffic whatever."— Washington Star. Wouldn't Stand It. The uniformed guard at the entrance of the Field Columbian museum stopped the man in the brown suit who was about to go in through the turnstile. "I can't let you take that cane in side," he said "Why not?" demanded the other. "It's against the rules. You'll have to check it at that window." "What will that cost?" "It will cost you 5 cents." The man in the brown suit hesitated. "This is the Field museum, isn't it?" he asked. "Yes." "Marshall Field's?" "Yes. He's the man it's named for." "Well, I'll be everlastingly gumdast ed if I'll stand it! I don't care for the nickel, but I bought this cane of Mar shall Field, by jocks, and I'm not go ing to pay him for keeping it half an hour while I look at his old show!" And he went away, uttering dreadful things.—Chicago Tribune. The Royal Geographical Society of England has nearly 4,000 fellows In its library are about 70,000 volumes ■ml naiiHili.sis Tho snrirr_r in nnt nwn ' j GAMES WITH CARDS. SOURCES OF UNTOLD MERRIMENT AND SORROW, SMILES AND TEARS. _________ j ' Gambling In the Olden Times—Women Were as Deeply Infatuated as Men —Ev- erything; Made Subservient to Play For , Stakes—Some of the Old Games. j Possibly no other invention has ever j given rise to so much merriment and , sorrow, has called forth so many smiles, frowns-and tears and has been the agent ! in so many tragedies as a pack of cards. The actual source of this invention still remains a mystery, the generally ac cepted story of origin being that in 1398 cards were introduced at the French court as a diversion for King Charles VI during his temporary attacks of in sanity. From this date they spread rap ' idly through every country in Europe j and received such a warm welcome from all classes that laws had to be ! made for the better regulations of dice throwing and card playing. During the commonwealth card play ' ing shared the banishment of every other amusement, but with the restored monarchy a reaction set in, and heavy ' play became the fashion. Basset and ombre were the games in favor at court, and in the graphic picture given by Evelyn of the last Sunday spent by King Charles II at Whitehall he speaks of "at least £2,000 in gold" on the bas . set table round which "about 20 of the great courtiers" were sitting. Ombre was also a court game. Waller has a poem "on a card torn at ombre by the '. queen." Pope also, in "Theßape of the Lock," gives such a faithful description of Belinda's game that the Hon. Dames Barrington, writing in The Universal Magazine for December, 1788, says, "When ombre is forgotten (and it is al most so already), it may be revived with posterity from that most admirable poem." In its turn ombre was deposed for quadrille, and for a time no one who aspired to be counted among the beau monde condescended to play any other game. Mr. Urban, in The Gentleman's Magazine for 1736, gives "Cautions Against Quadrille" and warns "the young and unwary of both sexes" against a most growing vice which if not timely prevented will end in their ruin. "I mean," he says, "the great Increase of Play in private Houses, and more particulary that artful and cheat ing game of Quadrille." Quadrille was equally popular iv Paris, and a pamphlet is extant dated 1760 of "The game of Quadrille by Four as it is now played at the French Court," in which it says, "It is allowed by all players that Qua drille is more amusing and entertaining than Ombre or any other game on the cards, either because every Deal is play'd out or that it better suits the genius of the Ladies, to whom com plaisance and good manners must Preju dice the Gentlemen in its favor. " Such a prejudicial hold had this fascinating game taken on women that a writer of the day declares that "women now spend all their time in gambling. Their husbands, children, the duties of so ciety, are, without Quadrille, weari some encumbrances. Quadrille is the joy that gives life, spirit and bright ness. For this they hurry over their meals and abridge their most agreeable Refreshments. For this alone they visit and are visited." In the autobiography of Mr. Frederick Reynolds he tells us that one of the most noted card playing places near • London was Twickenham, and that there, in Montpelier row, lived four maiden ladies who were known in the neighborhood as Manille, Spadille, Bas to and Punto. Mrs. Harris, writing to her son, the first Lord Malmesbury, says: "Mme. de Walderen would fain have tempted me to her 100 table, but I needed little fortitude to withstand it, as one stako lost would ruin a whole assembly. I preferred a sober game of quadrille with Miss Chudleigh." The Annual Register for 1766 informs us that "a lady at the West End lost at a sitting one night last week 3,000 gui neas at 100. " As early as the reign of Henry VII a prohibitory statute for bade any persons save those of noble rank to play at cards except during Christmas, and for generations this cus tom was strictly adhered to, so that many who objected to touch a card at any other time relaxed their prejudices and played a few games at this festive season. As late as the year 1783 The European Magazine for December says: "This being the season when and when only card playing is permitted in sober families for the recreation of men, wo men and children," etc.,"it may not be out of place to give a few observations on games which at no distant time were the most popular." Among these games brag is spoken of as "peculiarly adapted to the fair and softer sex, and therefore so much in vogue among the ladies of distinction that hereby they acquire a decent assurance and compe tency of countenance so absolutely nec essary in life, and remedy that shame facedness, which is a defect of nature, by the assistance of her handmaid art." The passion for gaming which was prevalent in the days of Queen Anne went on steadily increasing during the reigns of tho three Georges. The Gen tleman's Magazine for 1753 tells us that "his majesty played at St. James' pal ace on Twelfth Night for the benefit of the groom porter. Fortune favored the royal family—the Duke of Cumberland won £8,000." The spirit of gambling was by this time no longer confined to the court, it had broken loose over the whole land, the taste was universal and alike indulged in by both men and wo men.—Pall Mall Magazine. The Bank of England was opened 209 years ago. "Just as i Good as Scott's and we sell it much cheaper," is a statement sometimes made by the druggist when Scott*s Emulsion is called tor. This shows that tbe druggists themselves regard Scoffs Emulsion of Cod-Liver Oil with Hypophos phites of Lime and Soda as the standard, and the purchaser who desires to procure the "standard" because he knows it has been of untold benefit, should not for one instant think of taking the risk of _. _. • « - using some untried prepa ration. The substitution of something said to be "just as good" for a stand ard preparation twenty five years on the market, should not be permitted by the intelligent purchaser. WHEN I GET TIME. When I set time, I know what I shall da I'll cut the leaves of aU my book* And read them through and through. When I get time, l I'll write some letters then i That I have owed for weeks and weeks To many, many men. When. I get time, I'll pay those bills I owe, i And with those bills, those countless bills, I will not be so slow. When I get time, I'll regulate my life In such a way that I may get Acquainted with my wife. When I get time- On, glorious dream of bliss I— A month, a year, ten years from nowl ■But I can't finish this— I have no time. —Vogue, j 'IANO FULL OF WASPS, j They Kept Quiet Until the Professor ' Struck the loud Notes. The piano was an old grand. It had , not been used for months. The compa ny had arrived in town but a short time before the performance began; hence there had been no time to test the instrument. Nevertheless, the profess or boldly opened wide the lids of the | long unused grand and then sat down I to the keys. The first touch convinced him that the notes were still clear and ] strong, and that defects in i tune there might be would be very L slight, so he began the soul inspiring selection. Now, it happened that in all the j months in which the piano had remain- j ed unused a colony of yellow jacket j wasps had industriously built them- j selves a home in the shape of a nest as : large as a good sized saucer. The soft j pianissimo prelude to the selection gen tly woke the wasps from their sweet i dreams. But when the soft pedal was released and the notes grew vigorous and the piano began to reverberate to the heavier passages the disturbed wasps suspected danger. They curled their backs and stretched and shook their gauzy wings viciously. The profess or, unheedful of the fact that the mu sic, far from soothing the savage breast of the vicious wasps ambushed within that piano, was rousing their ire, play- j ed on. From pianissimo to piano and from piano -with one bound to fortissi mo the composition ran. All the while the wasps fluttered their wings wicked- ; ly, viciously, and all the while the pro fessor played. Now came the climax; now he was throwing together vast handfuls of notes iv the basso profundo I region of the instrument. Just as the grand was belching forth from its inner most soul the musical thuiider of that great Wagnerian opera the vengeance hunting army of yellow jacket wasps swept out of the instrument, with a buzzing war song, down the hallway and upon the audience. Suddenly soul rending shrieks resounded through the hall. Men and women were striking j about their heads, benches were upset, |. and a general stampede for windows j j and doors ensued. Over the terrible up- i roar a shrill, piping voice could be j heard shrieking: • | "Sharlie, come mitl Ach, Sharlie, I come mit!" Long before the outraged burghers of I Kerrvilla were up a little band of men with baggage galore wended their way out of the town and sat down on the I railroad track. They were the stereopti-1 co-musicai aggregation of San Antonio, and their faces, as they recounted the I horrors through which they had passed, I were tho image of that of Napoleon on tho night cf Waterloo. They flagged tho south bound passenger train and took passage for San Antonio. Their wisdom in slipping out of town under cover oi' night has never been question ed.—Can Antonio Express. Tho Usual Way. There are some society girls who like to marshal together all the trophies of a season, in the shape of euchre prizes, I gerraan favors and invitations galore to all sorts of functions, where they may I be seen cf men and bring green eyed I glances of jealousy into the eyes ofl other girls not favored quite so much, I but tho queerest effort of this kind that I ever came under the notice of the writ-1 er was a pyramid of empty candy boxes I stacked up from floor to ceiling in a cor-1 uer of the parlor. The largest was, of course, at the base, and there was every I make and style, gradually diminishing I to the top This dashing girL with the I immense capacity for destroying candy, I excepted every male visitor to add to I the number as she started a plant in j each of the other qprners of the room. Of course a tremendous rivalry went on I among her visitors and admirers to get the finest and most unique native and imported boxes. Strange to say, she married a man who had never added a lone box to the pile, but he helped to destroy some of the most toothsome offerings of other fellows. —New Or-1 leans Times-Democrat Philadelphia Doorways. Such doorways have their histories unquestionably, but they are lost in the dust of the past. Who designed the well proportioned panels, who fashioned the brass knocker and whose taste de vised the simple decorations will never be divulged. The owner has likewise I passed into oblivion, leaving only the speechless door behind to awaken the I curiosity and stimulate the emulation of newer generations. If the Germantown doorways were plain almost to severity, those in the city proper were often more decorated with the various beautiful devices of the colonial period Among these the fanlight was almost universally em ployed, and besides adding an orna mental appearance to the exterior _ fur-1 nished often the high light for the hall In designing it is well for a decorator I to know when to stop and to have the courage to do so. This virtue the post I Revolutionary architect possessed to a marked degree, as is exemplified in the I doorway described. The fanlight sup- I ported by two square columns, the mer-1 est suggestion of carving and a short wreath over the door were all that was essential to make an attractive entrance, therefore, having done this much, he dared to stop, although many plain sur faces remained upon which his skill might well have been displayed— "House Beautiful." tin Mexico the school children who I ye done best are allowed to smoke cigars while pursuing their lessons BBBBBBasBBBBasBBBBasBBBKr _____________ BO YEARS' Jl JL EXPERIENOE. F TRADE MARKS. *Pl|| |M* DEBICNS, » w "»" COPYRICHTS Ac Anyone nenuing- a BKBECn ana aescnprion may quickly ascertain, free, whether en invention le probably patentable. Communications strictly confident 111. Oldest agency lor securing patents in America. We have a Washington office. Patents taken through Mima * Co. receive special notice in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, beantifnllv lDnstnrted, largest" circulation of snjr seleimao lonnuU. weekly, terms VJQ %/ear; [ 1 Mil Goflna. § Not wishing to carry over any «fcr . f£ Clothing, we have determined upon a gfcr !2& GREAT SACRIFICE SALE of our gbr ! 3© Stock ot g£ ! S FINE CLOTHING I $ I -4T- 1 LESS THAN COST! § _3§j g£ , .This is a bohefide sale, and holds S^ for a Limited Time, as it will not take » long to dispose of them at such Low g£ figures. Come and convince your- Q£ __gg selves, the best way to demonstrate gfcr S& this lact. Jg£ 3& A. LOEB & CO., S^ WHOLEY & MURPHY j! DEALERS IN 3 1 PUBE AND ONMTEIIATI LIQUOBS! § Handle all the Different Brands of Augusta Coun ty Whiskies from Three to Eight Years Old. ONLY HANDLERS OF D. BEARD WHISKY IN THE CITY OR COUNTY t£ HaVe also on hand different brands of fine Old Wilson and Montr- 3 ! 2_c cello, Pennsylvania Gray, Melvale, and other tine brands. Special at- 3 ! #p tention given to all orders. 3H | it Having on hand a large quantity of Whiskies and Wines, we will 3 [ •t offer to the trade special inducements. We handle Port and Sherry 3 » xE for family use which we will sell at $1.00 per gallon. 2 ' *£ Also Bottled Beer, Scotch Ale and London Porter. _J [ || Our $2 a gallon Whiskey you will find pure and good. % \ ♦| - No. 3 South Mew Street. Staunton, Va. |j; SOUTHERN Railway. Schedule in effect July 4, 1897. For trie South and Southwest. i No. 9. i No. 5. A 0.37. Lv Staunton C& O tlO 20 am *1111 am +2 30 pm , ArCharl'ville •' 1145 am 12 20 pm 405 pm i.v Obari'ville...So *12 12 pm * 2 27pm*155am Ar Lynchburg... " 217pm! 406pm 340 am Ar Danville " 445pm 600pm| 540 am Ar Greensboro.. " 625pm 737pm 7<sam * Arßaleigh " 710am| 710am:1145am | Ar Salisbury •' 8 25pmi 850 pm; 817 am Ar Nashville " ; 150 pm 645 pm AFCharlotte.... " 945pm 1000pm 925 am * Ar Columbia.... " l»7aml 1250pm Ar Augusta " 7 45am| 415 pm , Ar Sava'na FC & P j 450 aim «2apm!' ArJacksonvUle " I 900 ami 912pm Ar Atlanta..So Ryl I 510am| 355pm Ar Montgo'ry awpj 1030 am 920pm . ArN Orleans L&n| I 810pm|_7 lOam Ar BirminghamSc i U 45ami 1010 pm No. 9,—Dally—Local for Charlotte and Inter- " mediate Stations. No. 35.—Dally-United States Fast Mail through Pullman Butftt Sleepers to Jackson villa via Savannah; to Atlanta, a d New Or ; leans, connecting at Salisbury for Asheville, Knoxyille. Chattanooga and Nashville, Term., and at Charlotte for Augusta. No. 37.—Daily—Washington and Southwest- ] em Vestibuled Limited; through Pullman Sleepers to Asheville, Hot Springs and Nash- < ville, via Salisbury and Chattanooga; to Tampa, via. Savannah and Jacksonville to Memphis, via Atlanta and Birmingham and . to New Orleans, via Montgomery and Mobile. Dining Car Greensboro to Montgomery. First Class Day Coaches on all trains. Trains from Staunton by Chesapeake and Ohio Railway connect In Uniun Station at Charlottesville with Southern Ry. trains. HARRISONBURG TO WASHINGTON. < No.lt tNo. tN0.13 tNo 9 AM PM PM PM 6 05 Lv. Staunton Ar 337 705 336 " Harrisonb'g" 945 240 742 418 " New Market "J9 02 158 806 437 " Mt. Jackson " 844 143 823 455 " Edinburg " 827 127 834 aO7 " Woodstock " 815 116 9 07. 545 " Strasburg " 735 tl2 40 930 607 " Kiverton " 709 12 12 941 615 " Front liojal " 657 12 01 11 gj 815 ■' Manassas " 503 950 1218 918 " Alexandria •' 423 Bai PM AM 1.40 925 |ArW«ghli gtonLvl 401It8 12 + Daily except Sunday. 'Daily. i Immediate connection in Union Depot at Washington for and from Baltimore, Phil adelphia and New York. W. H. Green. General Superintendent. W A. Turk, General Passenger Agent. I J M. Culp, Traffic Manager. L. s. Ilrown, Gen'l Agt. Pass. Dept. Washington, 1). C. LsSSB Schedule in Effect j JL-Ll V. l."r* Lv. Staunton, .C. &. O.) .2:07 am, 10:20 am, 11:11 _• - am. 2:30 pm. Ar. Basic (C. &0.) 2:3 lam, 10:49 am, 11:34 am. 3:08 pmjn LEAVE BASIC, VA.. DAILY. NORTH BOUND. " No. 6 No. 4 NOT2T Lv Basic I:4sam s:oopm Grottoes 5 :2° Shenandoah 2:45 a n 3:20 6:50 a m B 3:1 6:51 7:30 a m Riverton 4.17 a ni 7:52 8:31 a m Iterrvville 4:50 am 8:30 9:13 am Ah • stown.... 6:20 am 10:00 10:50 am a" r Washington 7:45 am 11:25 In* P m "": Baltimore B:soam 1:15 ■ m !:'<_pm »•! v, ... ll:0o a m 3:50 a m B*6 p m O.New York I:2opm 6:52 am s:3opm . SOUTH BOUND. LEAVE BASIC DAILY. NO.'S. I NO. 3. 4:58 am I 12:55pm No 6. (Vestibuled Limited) has Pullman sleeper from Basic to Washington, New York via Shenandoah Junction and B. & O. Rail road. No 3 for Roanoke, Radford. Bristol and In termediate points, also Muefleld, Columbus and ( nicago. ; Pullman sleeper from Roanoke to Colnin bus. So.■• I Vestibuled Limited)for Itoanoke. Bils r.il < :: ttauooga and to all points in the South. Conr.o-fs at Koanokc for all stations, Win ston Sniein Division. Connect? at Radford tor Bluefield, Pocutiintas Pullman sleepers to New Orleans and .Men phis. Shortest and best route to the West, South anl Southwest. Writefor rates,folders and information to W. B. REVILL. Gen.Paas.Agt. Koanoke. Va ?. M. Hragg.Traveling Pasi-enger Agent. BALSAM I I BaW___trwa_g__ a t ___"____J QO%B? I IN EFFECT SEPT. 20. 1897. EASTUOUND. Trains leave Staunton as follows: 11:06 A.M. Dally. Express for Wasblngton, Baltimore, Philadelphia.New York, Richmond, Old Point Comfort, and Norfolk. Dining Car. 2:07 A. M. Dally. F. F. V. Limited for Wash ington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Richmond. Old Point Comfort and Noifolk. Dining Car. 2:30 P. M., Except Snnday, Express for Kich mond. , 10:20 A. M. Except Sunday. Local passenger for Gordonsvllle, WESTBOUND. 4:22 A. M. Daily, F. t. V. Limited for Cincin nati, Louisville, St. Leuis, Chicago, West and Southwest. Dining Car. 7:05 P. M. Cincinnati and St. Louis Special for Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, West and Southwest. Din ing Car. 3:38 P. M. Except Sunday. Day Express for Clifton Forge. For further information apply or address James Ker, Jr., Pass, and i'icket Agent, Staun ton, Va. GEO. W. STEVENS, H.W . FULLER, General Manager. Gen 1 Pass. Agt. B. & O. Railroad. Time Table in sffect May 30, '07, mtil further no ace. NORTHWARD. 408* 444* I Pass, Mixed. Lv Lexington... 4 30am ! If 00pm •' Staunton... 6 05am I 445 p m " Harrlsonbu'g 8 sti ani [ i fi 40 p m Train 408 connects with Southern It. K. at Harrisonburg at 7 On a. ni. for Strasbnrg Junc tion and Harper's Ferry Division. 402 ~~46 ' 420 ~ Pass. ass. Pass. Lv Strasburg ,lv. 9 05 aml 6 40 pml " CaionHoad. 908 am 543pn " Winchester .. it 43 am' 625p mj ii 00 a m ■' Stephenson,. 953 ami 6 35 pm| 600 a m " Charlestown. 10 28 am! 7 13 p tui 645 a m Ar. Harp's Ferry 10 50 am! 7 37 p m 7 08 a m " Washington,. 12 30 p mil 20 p m 9 20am •' Baltimore, . 135 p m;l2 45 pmlo3o a m " Philadelphia. 4 05 p nii 1 53 a m 12 '4 fe m ■ \.-w or!-:,... 630pml H52 a ai| 3 (Op 111 456 117 I 419* SOUTHWARD, j Pass. Pass. ■ Pass. Lv. New York...! 4CO am 12 15 n't 11 :»pm " Philadelphia, 8 15am| a m 1 3(i pni '• HaliiiiHie,... 10 45 am:73oaml 4SO p m " Wasr.ii >gton,. 11 45am| (■' COa mi 5 :opm " Harp's Feiiy 1 25 p mill <5a m 7 f.'tp m " Charlestown, j 1 59 p mil 26 p m 8 15 p m " Stephenson,..! 237 p m 12 00 pmj 852 p m " Winchester,..! 2 47 p m 12 ]0p ni : 902 p m '• Middlelown,. 320p ni 12 33 pml " Capon Roan,.! 335 p m 12 44 pm w. «iiyiiTirif....l 3 38 p m 12 47 pnij Train 417 connects with Southern H. R. at Strasburg Jut ction at 12 50 p. m. for Harrison bun.' and point* or. Valley Railroad. IS in I 443 Mixed. Pass. ' Pass. Lv. Harrisotitni'P am 245 pm 10 00 am " Staunton 70) v n 3 37pm 11 40am Ar. lexln.tin. .. 935p n; 5 24pm •Daily, except Sunday. Mixed trains Southbound leave Winchester at 4ss a m and 845 a ni. Arrive at Strasburg Junction at 6.12 a in and 10 30 a m. Mixed trains Northbound leave Winchester at 145 p m and 11 xb p ni. Arrive at Harper's Ferry at 3.20 p m and 1.22 a m. CONNECTIONS. Train No. 402 connects at Harper's Ferry with Fast Limited Express trains, leaving at II n a ni ar.d 1;25 p iv , arriving at Chicago at 9:;« a manii l-.iOm.f n, and with trains leav ing at 5:14 p ni. arriving ut Cincinnati at 7-45 a m.. St l.oiis c:.o p m.. and connects at We Vert on ».t > ':.0. • rrive Haigarstown 12-40- «t Washington Jnni lion with train arrlviiii»'«t Frederick at l:fs pm. wving at Train4li!coniiccts with fast vestibuled train at Haii.ei's l-ny »i ViMj.m. for Chicago at KhZl p. m. foi rittfi erg end 12:56 a.m. for On cinnnti and St. L<uis. Arrive at Plttsburs at W«a.ta.:CUJcajrPal fclf. p. m., Cincinnati at 5:00 p. m.. funi t-t. Ixmh at 6:30 a. m. Pullman Pmteea Sleeping Cars run through to Cincinnati. St Louis, Chicago and Pittm burg oa al! express trains. For rates, tickets, lagcage checks md for ther irfonrmtlon npply to B. & O. agei ts ortu Sr. E -„2h. dlo t"' ' rrav elHig Passenger Agent Winchester Va., or C, T. Hammond, Agent