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VINDICATOR. j ion $1.00 Per Year. V, DECEMBER 16. DEPARTMENT. 308QOOOOOOOQOOOOQ ■ guarantees a larger © in Augusta county 8 ewepaper published, x )tion list is open to g x 30000000000000000 UNO CARDS ited at the Spectator sgant new line of type il purpose, our subscription list on a ill hereafter omit the names it subscribers. The paper vhen a person's time has -— mm. EF LOCALS. ■j work done at this office, tpects to have water from orks in fifteen days, c has a bill pending in the lable her to issue 835,000 for rworks. vas fined $7.05 in the Police which he could not pay, so s been let which are intend burg, W. Va., her artificial ' mill at Ronceverte, W. wn, without any immediate ing up in the near future, n was last week fined 8100 for three months for stab . Clifton Forge, c to town and wish envelopes heads or any other kind of call at the Spectator and c personal property of Mrs. took place Thursday last. 11 remove to Greensboro, hotel guests ring electric g hold of the electric light it a pull. So says the Reg -1 has declined to sign the so that all killing of par the 15th, yesterday, has been linson, Sr., of Louisville, Mr. R. A. Robinson, who iter of Col. Wm. Preston of Mrs. Harry Tucker, is Nick and Philip M. Coy- Uis, have purchased a tract jonsisting of about 24(5 acres p, and will at once corn ifacture of it. Arrant," by Amelie Rives letzkoi), has been published ipincott Co. It is described k Critic as "a pretty, inno ivith nothing startling in it lets and much to admire." I*o acres of the 1). C. West Hey Pike, several miles be ,on, has been purchased by lie of Rockingham county. sis what a good road does 1 ,he Greenbrier Independent's 1. The advertisement states esh. A small boy in Marlin that maybe she was "too tontas Times. _ men from Shenandoah Co. Dith Dakota last spring have ir homes in Virginia. The il east the mercury registered w zero.—Register. X White, at the parsonage , Monday evening last at G ,s. S. Whitesel of Illinois, to oyer of near Shenandoah, The groom is a brother of xker, and a member of the dier, named Augustie Finley ed at Fort Robinson, Neb. It went from this county. If of such a man tbey will by sending information to lie was a native of this coun ty he has bten away twenty-five or more years. Mr. N. L. Blakemore died at his home at Tenth Legion, Rockingham Co., Tuesday afternoon, 7th inst Mr. Blakemore was one of the oldest citizens of Rockingham. His remains were taken for burial to San* gersville, Augusta county, where he for merly resided and where he has a large family connection. The Commercial Savings bauk of Char leston, W. Va., which was organized in 1894, has closed its doors for want of busi ness. It is said depositors will be paid dol lar for dollar, but the stockholders will lose slightly. Wm. A. Ohley is president and C. W. Young, late State bauk exami ner, chasier. In fifty cases decided by the W. Va. Su preme Court ot Appeals at its present ses sion in Charleston, the circuit courts have been reversed in forty instances. This re sult is without a parallel in the history of the judiciary of this or any other State, and is causing much comment in legal circles. Mr. A. E. Huddlestuu of White Sulphur Springs, was badly injured a tew days ago by a horse running away with him. He was driving in a dogcart when thehorse became frightened at a hoge and strated to run and in attempting to stop him the horse began kicking and it is supposed Mr. Huddlestun was either kicked by the horse or was injur ed by tailing from the cart. The W. Va. Court of Appeals has just de cided that "so much of section 1, chapter 32, of the code of 1891, as requires a license to - solicit or receive orders for spirituous liq uors is unconstitutional and void as applied to those soliciting orders for the sale of goods to be shipped from points outside this State to points within this State." This set tles the question as to the right of persons I from other States to solicit orders for liq uors to be sent into this State iv which they have no license. Baltimore, Md., Perm Aye. Editor of Spectator: Sir.—Enclosed find f1.50 lor which please send me your paper for one year, aud copies of Thursday, December 2nd, for the balance. You know we have no Democratic paper here, and lam only allowed to keep the copy that you were kind enough to send to roe, by promisiugtogetsomemore. I reckon they want them to frame, the same as they do, the Confederate iUg, so they wont have j to rely on the memory alone. When they wish to recall that in former days they had seen a Democratic paper. A few days ago "The Mernmg Herald" had a picture of "..thai lellow Cleveland back from a ducking trip, there he stood with a pile of dead ducks £at his feet, and below all this most truthful sentence. "And. the deadest duck he ever '■. ' killed, was the Democratic party." Thauk- I * • Ing you very much for your paper, lam Yours truly, *. *. In the suit in the circuit court of Lackey vs. the City for damages for the destruction of Hrket garden, the jury failed to agree <re discharged, lotion of the congregation of the 3rd 'terian church of this city. Judge Mc lin Tuesday appointed Wm. W. Man ley, Geo. W. Hamilton and Robert H. Fig gatt, trustees of the church. Tbe store of J. S. Palmer at Arbor Hill in which is the postoffice was entered by burglars Monday night, and a lot of mer chandise taken, such as boots, shoes and jewelry. Nothing belonging to the post office was taken as the money and stamps had been removed to the house. The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. has arranged to carry a passengers on a fast freight train from Charlottesville this way, Sng Staunton about 10 A. M. This ar nent is an excellent one, making it cable for travellers along the line to spend the day here and return home before night. Last Thursday evening at 8-.30 o'clock a pretty home wedding took place at the resi dence of Mr. J. A. Moore on Sears' Hill, the contracting parties being Mr. Moore's niece, Miss Bertha G. Alexander, and James C. Stoneburner, son of Mr. Chas. Stoneburner. Hey. F. J. Prettyman of the Methodist church performing the ceremony. Only the immediate friends of the famly were pres ent. Mesrrs. W. Frank Hull and John Stoneburner acted as ushers Pleasant reunions of the children of the late James Sterrett were held at their homes in Rockbridge last week. They were joined by Mr. S. W. Sterrett of Highland, the only one who lives out of the county, and by his wife. Reunions were held at the home of the only sister, Mrs. S. T. Thompson, and at Sheriff Thos. A. Sterrett's, Tate Sterrett's and I. F. Sterrett's, and lastly at the home of their uncle, Mr. Wm. M. Sterrett, near Rockbridge Baths, with whom lives Reid ■tt, the youngest of James Sterrett's -Rockbridge News., * We acknowledge the receipt of the Thanks giving number of the Cheltenham Reveille which is the college organ of Cheltenham Aoademy, at Ogntz, Pa., in which Capt. T. A. Blackford is commandant and teacher of mathematics. All the literature sent out from that college is of a high standard and unusually neat in design and well selected. A very Cue engraving showing the football team constitutes the frontispiece and as strange as it may seem at the time of taking the picture, all the players were alive. Col. John S. Mosby, who is the guest of his son in-law, Mr. Robert R. Campbell, re ceived last week by express a limb from the walnut tree in the vicinity of Front Royal, from which Custer hung ten of his scouts. By mail the same day came a letter from Mr. Charlie Dear, iv which he presents the wood, with his coinplinieuts, and expresses a wish that the Colonel have a cane made from it. In speaking of the incident, Col onel Mosby said: "1 was much vexed with Charlie Dear, who was one of my best sol diers, at sending me a memento of suoh a ghastly episode. I wrote him in answer that 1 would not design to handle his gift with a ■oik or a pair ot tongs aud would have preferred something that would make me forget rather than remember the dread affair." At the University of Va. The Board of Visitorsof the University of Va. were in session almost continuously after they met until Saturday evening. There were present Dr. W. C. N. Randolph, rector; Judge Legh 11. Watts, A. C. Gordon, W. B. Mcllwaine, Caram Patterson, D. Harmon and Joseph Bryan. On account of his feeble health consequent opon severe illness, Dr. Randolph resigned iectorship, and Mr. A. C. Gordon was pt. Cauini Patteson resigned from the c chairs of History and Political Econ were consolidated, and Prof. 11. H. ley was elected to the full professor ship of the combined chairs. 1. Walter Mayo was elected assistant in structor of applied mathematics. The board resolved to have a formal dedication of the new building, and fixed Jefferson's birthday, the 13th of April, as the time. The buildings are so nearly completed as to be in use, and the work now to be done is mainly in grading the giounds. The effect I the new buildings is very fine. The mda, which is complete, is superb with l respect to the presidency question the rd adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That the report of the commit- In creating the offlce of president of tne ersity and resolution accompanying tbe ! be laid upon the table, accordance with the recommendation c faculty, the board passed an elabo series of resolutions establishing schol ps worth $200 in money, besides free on to pupils of the public schools of State, aud also scholarships without jy to private schools, all subject to itions of entrance, examination and the number of scholars sent to the University from the respective schools. Death of Harvey E. Huston. Mr. Harvey Effinger Huston, a brief mention of whose death appeared in our our columns last week, was tbe eldest son of that gallant soldier, Lt.-Col. Geo. Hus ton of the 23d Va. Regt. who was mortally wounded at the battle of Hatcher's Run, near Petersburg, in February, 1863, and a nephew of Mrs. Dr. Geo. S. Walker of this city. We print below a brief sketch of his I we take from the Rockingham Register: ter he left college he was engaged iv ness in Harrisonburg for a short while, then, inspired with a hope of doing :thiug to relieve his mother, and with a courage inherited from father aud mother, lie went to the city of New York to work I way into business there, iv which effort vas remarkably successful, having in a years attained to the position of book per for the large firm of Mercheson & , cotton brokers. After serving them ■ptably, he was offered a position with firm of Everettßros&Gibson, and went Jorfolk, Va., to live. While there he married to Miss Alice Stevens, who, l one bright little boy cnamed George, rtiis grandfather), survives to mourn bis loss. From Norfolk he went back to New York to take charge of a branch of linn of Everett Bros, & Gibson in that and had control of tbeir house in New z for four or five years, and it was while irgoing of conducting this ness that he felt the first effects of over i. When this firm closed up its affairs, ivent to Leominister, Mass., to take ge of a large shirt factory belonging to ather-hi-law, and here he again over d his strength, and was finally stricken down with a disease of the lirain, after two years of continued suffering, he died. A Home Enterprise. Ir. J. L. Walker, a well known mechan ld builder, whose home is Middlebrook, thibitinc a bed spring of peculiar merit eat Middlebrook by Mr. G. F. Rosen others, and will at once put it on the ket. It is the intention of tbe company to manufacture these springs at Middle brook on a large scale, and they think their peculiar merits will give them quick and ready sale. They possess the advantages of cheapness, durability, and freedom from cutting or injuring the mattress, as well as giving that advantage so necessary to every household of being easy to keep clean and free from vennine. J. M- Weaver Dead. J. M. Weaver, after an illness of some months, died Saturday night at his home near McGaheysville. tie was the father of Prof. J. H. Weaver, principal of the white public school of this city, who went home Kay to be with his father. The funeral place Monday. Mr. Weaver was a of influence and high standing in his nunity. - I STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR. Personal. E. M. Arbogast, sheriff of Highland coun ty, was in the city on Friday last. Mrs. W. F. Croft has returned from a visit to friends in Harrisonburg. Miss Maggie Eddins has gone on a visit to Washington, D. C. Miss Mamie Brown Allen, who has been visiting at Greenwood, has returned home. Katie McNeill, daughter of Mr. George P. McNeill, has been ill for some time. W. J. Perry has returned from an extend ed business trip to West Virginia. Floyd Lankford, ot Baltimore, is the guest of his brother, Preston in tbe city. R. A. Palmer is in the city for a short visit. H. S. Radcliffe, of this city, was registered at the Hotel Gleason, Charlottesville last Friday. Mi9s Bessie Parish, who is at a hospital in Baltimore, is improving daily from an operation performed for appendicitis. Mrs. W. R. Poindexter, who has been visiting Mrs. diaries Haines, has returned to her home at Chatara.'Va. Miss Harlie Patton, of Union, Monroe county, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Mary Braxton, in the city. Miss Mary Johnson left for her home in Clifton Forge Saturday, after an extended visit to friends in this city. James W. Bodley, who returned home from Louisiana about a week ago, is suffer ing from indisposition but not seriously. Monroe Gilkeson, who bas been siok for several days, was able to go to his home near Parnassus last Thursday. Miss Ellen Guigon left on Thursday morn ing for Richmond, where she will visit her brother, Capt. A. B. Guigon. Senator John N. Opie, reached the city last Friday night. He is a witness in the Lackey case, pending in the circuit court. Arthur Blackford was brought home Thursday from the V. M. I. sick. He is threatened with fever. J. A. Feterfish, of Hinton, formerly of this city, was in Staunton on business last week. Miss Fannie Burke, of Burketown, arrived in the city Friday afternoon on a visit to her cousin, Miss Nellie Miller. Hon. A. F. Withrow, member oj the House of Delegates from Bath, is able to be at his post of duty, after a severe illness. Hon. Jno. W. Arbuckle, of Lewisburg, W. Va., was in the city, on Friday or Satur day last, returning from tbe meeting of the Knights Templar at Richmond, Va. Mrs. K. L. Condon left Saturday for a ten days'visit to Baltimore. She was accom panied by her daughters, Mrs. T. R. N. Speck and Miss Minnie Condon. Miss Mildred M. Hoge, of Frankfort, Ky., aud Miss Emma Hoge, of Staunton, are guests of Mrs. George F. Merrill, of Rich *■ Judge W. S. Gooch, enrolling clerk of the house of delegates, readied the city last Friday night to sgend a few days with his family. An attempt was made last week to rob the house of Miss Kate Nicewarner at Tenth Legion, Rockingham county, aud she was fired at three times by the would be burglar. Mr. H. 0. Francisco, of Bath, brother of Mrs. J. N. Ryau, of this city, had a success ful operation for cataract performed in his eyes in Baltimore recently. Mr. Jas. C. Lightner, an attorney of the Bath county bar, has been ill for a consid erable length of time with fever and is no better. Mr. James A. Engart, an old Clifton Forge boy, was married in Ronceverte, on December 15,1897, yesterday to Miss Jessie Barker of the latter place Mr. Lewis Chamberlayne, of Appomattox county, son of Prof. U. M. Chamberlayne, has been visiting his friends ia Staunton, and returned home last Monday morning. John Campbell', proprietor of the Univers ity of Virginia Student Boarding House, was chloroformed in his room last Saturday night and robbed of $240. Messrs. R. N. Blackford aud Tom Thorn burg shipped on Tuesday last to C. M. Gug genbeimer, of Lynchburg, a handsome pair of brown driving horses and a bay for gen eral use. The three were sold for $800.00. R. K. Stoutemoyer, of Mt. Solon, will leave next Monday for Castle, W. Va. to engage in business with a large lumber company there. He will manage their en gine. # Capt. J. M. Fitz, accompanied by his wife, eldest daughter and son, George, of Charles ton,W. Va., arrived last week,and were the guests of W. A Noyes, at No. 3 Washing ton street. The General Athletic Association of the University of Virginia, has elected Mr. R. L. Parrish, Jr., son of Capt. R. L. Parrish, of Covington, as manager of the foot-ball team for 1898. ' Mr. A. J. Duncan, manager of the electric light plant of Clifton Forge, left there Sun day for Washington. He accompanied President McKinley to Canton Monday night, to be by the bedside of his dying grandmother, tbe mother of the President. Senator Early, ot Greene and Madison, has his eye on the foot-ball bill to be offer ed by Senator Barksdale. Senator Early has played center rush on the University of Va. team, and knows that there is a lot of cheap cant going the rounds against this greatest of all college games. Mr. R. G. Smith, Governor of Montana, was in the city for a brief visit last week. His wife is boarding at the Frederick, and his daughter Is at Mrs. Stuart's school, he has also a son at Washington and Lee Uni versity, which latter place he visited last Friday. Fiom here he went to Washington on Saturday morning. He is much pleased with Staunton and its snrroundiug country, and but for pressing business engagements would have remained longer. He left the thennemeter in Montana as to the weather down about 18 degrees below zero, but as to silver up to the boiling point. He was born in Kentucky, is a man of fine presence in the prime of life, aud naturally coming from snch soil and environment as the blue grass state is neither draw-fed in mind not body. Mr. B. Miller McCae Seriously Injured. B. Miller McCue, ageut for the Adams Express Company bere, met with a severe accident near Covington Saturday night. Siuce the wreck at Shadwell's Mr. McCue bas been running as express messenger on the Chesapeake and Ohio temporarily dur ing the absence of the regular messenger, who was hurt in that wreck. Saturday night Mr. MoCue was riding his bicycle be tween the double tracks of the Chesapeake and Ohio from Lowmoor to Covington. During the darkness he ran into a trestle aud was thrown from his wheel. Somewhat dazed and hearing a train approaching, and not knowing be was on a trestle he attempt ed to crawl off the track and fell twenty feet on to another railroad track that passed under the trestle. A few minutes later he was discovered by a negro man, who went for assistance. Mr. McCue was taken to Covingtou. He has several ugly wounds on the head and one hip badly bruised. Hockey- Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. Brown announce the marriage of their daughter, Eyelvn Grace Hight, to Mr. Cuy Mariou Kockey, to take place Wednesday eveniug, Deo. 22, at 7.45 o'clock, in- Bland Street Methodist church, Bluefield, W. Va. Mr. Kockey is well known here where he lived for some years, aud during part of which residence be was a member of the Stonewall Baud. Pocrihontas Items. Deaths—At Hunter, of typhoid fever, Kenney Rider, a widely known citizen of the top of Alleghany. He was a young man with a large family. At her home at Savannah,GreeubrierCo., Miss Nellie Vandervort, daughter of F. P. Vandervort, of pulmonary trouble. She was a most estimable young lady, and bad many friends in Pocahontas. At Ronceverte, Mrs. Floyd Burgess, of diphtheria. Her husband is the son of Wm. Burgess of Academy. She leaves seven small ehildreu. She was a native of Green brier Co., and was Miss Ella Hinkle of Frankford. At Hunter, Mrs. Mecca C, wife of R. D. Rimel. Dec. 6, of typhoid fever. She leaves a family ot five children. The deceased was a daughter of Samuel Harper of Knapp's Creek, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Henry White, a highly respected citizen of Douthat's Creek, is very ill. Mrs. Mary A. McClintio, mother of the Pros. Atty., L. M. McClintic, will spend the winter in Lewisburg. Mrs. Wiley, mother of Mrs. G. H. Mc- Laughlin, broke her leg last Monday by falling out of bed. She has been at the Mc- Laughlin House for several months. She is 80 years old, and has been down with the fever for a long time. John R. Warwick of Green Bank, recov ered his horse which was stolen from bis stable on Nov. 19, after a ten days pursuit. He found him in the possession of Isaac Hoover, ot Rockingham Co , Va , who had bought him from John Wilfong. He had given $37 for the- horse and executed his note. Wilfonr attempted to shave the note in the neighborhood, and Hoover, hearing of it, bought the note himself for $36. He gave the horse up without a struggle. Everett Lightner, a married man, and Mrs. Chas. Freil, attempted to elope last week, but were frustrated. J. E. McLaughlin and Miss Rhoda Col lins were married on Dec. 7, at Green Bank by Rev. Mr. Eavey. H. M. Lockridge and J. H. Doyle have bought a farm about three miles from Dun more. Dr. Page' Barlow has disposed of his property on French Creek, and is expected to spend some time at bis old home near Edray, this winter. Douglas McNeil of Buckeye, has secured a position in Draughton's Business College, at Texarkana, Texas, as principal of the penmanship department. He left for Taxas last Monday. Another fire got started at the Yeager Hotel Wednesday morning about breakfast time. Ralph, the 4-year-old son of the pro prietor, upset a lamp in a bedroom. Death of Mrs. Turner. . Mrs. Charles A. Turner who died in Washington on Thursday last was buried Saturday at 4 o'clock from Trinity church, Rev. W. Q. Hullihen officiating. The pall bearers were R. S. Ker, 11. H. Kerr, 11. H. Sproul, R. L. Gray, J. L. Bumgardner and Frank M. Hoge. Mrs. Turner was Miss Katie Fletcher, who r<as born and lived here until a few years ago, when she went to live in California with her sisters and brothers. Her health became bad, and she returned east to live with her sister, Mrs. Burress. in Philadelphia. While there she married Charlie Turner, a former resident of this city, and they bad only been mar ried two months. Sac was a daughter of Maj. P. T. Fletoher, and her grandfather on her mother's side was the late Thomas. J. Michie. ("The following tribute by a friend was writ ten for the Spectator.] The remains of Mrs. Charles Turner, (nee Fletcher,) were laid to rest on last (Saturday evening in Thornrose Cemetery. Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were born aud raised here. He moved North about live years ago, and she went to live in California with her sis ters and brothers about two years ago, but her health became very poor and she return ed east about 3 months ago to live with her sister, Mrs. Annie Burress; and in one month after ber return she was married. Her health became so alarming that she was taken to a hospital in Washington for treatment and died there iv a short while at the youthful age of 19 She was a young girl of great beauty and possessed a ebarm that fascinated every one who knew her. Her death was one of the saddest we have ever known. Even tbe doctors and nurses at the hospital who are so accustomed to looking upon the faces of the dead, to seeing suffering and sadness, were moved to tears at her death, and at the grave the grief of her sister and her young husband was pita ble ia the extreme. And yet since we have been removed from this scene of sadness and of tears, we cannot look upon such a death as being sad, for "hope seems to see a star and listening love can bear the rustle ot a wing." Here in this world where life and death are equal kings, we look upon death as being as natural as life—it seems to be but the opening of the gates of ever lasting joy, and from the western wave kissed shore, we seem to hear messages of hope and joy like sweet strains of music blown by the "mystic trumpeter from death's pale realm." Where one dies whose life has been a failure, or when you stand at the open grave and hear not the anguish of some loved one—where no tears are shed, then this is sadness. But as we think of this beautiful girl so happy and charming in life, who met this thing they call death as tranquil as a star meets morning, and stand at her open grave and think of her happy soul that has winged its flight from the tumult of this world to the quiet of the stars, and see her young husband, who had loved her from early youth, stauding in the shadow of his great grief, there seems to be something absolutely grand and beautiful, even here. I cannot picture to myself a grander sight than the grief of this young lover for his beautiful bride—the girl he loved so well, it seems to lose all its sad ness—it wipes away every tear and the heart hushes all its repining, and makes earth, heaven here-below, love is the only bow on life's dark cloud. Love was the first to dream of immortality. "Love is the morn ing and evening star. It shines upon the child; it sheds its radienee upon the peace ful tomb, it is tne builder of every hope, the kindler of every fire on every hearth, it is the mother of every virtue and of every joy." Without it life is naught, with itdeath itself becomes positively glorious. New Advertisements. - j The second half of your city taxes are due Jan. 1. By paying on or before that day you save 5 per cent. The Smith Fuel Co. is selling coal at from 12 to $4.50 per ton. City Treasurer Hoge's advertisement calling in city bonds on Jan. 1, appears today. Barkman & Brooks are making fine fruit cakes for Christmas. Lang, the Jeweler, gives a list of some of the novelties he has in stock for the holidays. The advertisement ot the Palais Royal in todays paper tells of tbe bargains they are offering in Christmas presents. Umbrellas at 98c, worth $1.50; Kid Gloves at 98c, worth $1,50, and a special bargain in Hosiery. Tannehil I—Bumgardner. At 8 30 o'clock last Thursday evening at the residence of Capt. James Bumgardner, Mr. Joseph F. Tannehill, Sr., aud Miss Au gusta Victoria Bumgardner, sister ot Capt. Bumgardner, were mrrried by Key. Dr. A. M. Fraser. There were no invited guests I other than the relatives of the two families. * To Hunters. | We have had enquiries in regard to what the new law as to hunting contains We have been unable lo get a text of the law, but ( learn that all birds and deer can be killed from yesterday, 15th, to Jan. Ist. Burglary in Waynesboro. The store house of T. H. Antrim, a Waynesboro was entered Sunday nighfJhd a number of valuable articles were taken from it, such as pistols, razors, etc At last accounts no clue to the thieves had been found i Cochran—Pitts. ! On last Thursday, 9th inst., Mr. R. Guy j Cochran was married at the residence of Mr. j and Mrs. Jas. A. Hooper in Baltimore, Md., to Mrs. Hattie Herring Pitts. Mrs. Pitts is . a daughter ot thelate Col. John Q. A. Her j ring, for so many years the manager of Adams Express Co. in this quarter. Mr. Cochran, who was born and reared here, and who is so well and favorably known in Staunton, is at this time a resident of Bal timore, where he has been in business with the Baltimore Building & Loan Co., and of which company he has been recently made Secretary. The wedding was a quiet one, Mrs. Pitts being in mourning for her father. Some of Mr. Cochran's relatives from this section were present, including Mrs. R. M. Guy of this city. Mr. aud Mrs. Cochran will reside in Baltimore on their return from a trip north, and their home will, be at "The Alton," Eutaw Place and Lafay ette Avenue. Staunton mar-nets. .Spectator Of ho is. sxackton, Va.. Dec. 8,1897. Country PreUuce. Flour—patent *5.25(a;5 50 family Ist too.oo New process tot. .5 Xew process, extra 13 7»_jt.Co Wheatold —- new a9O Feathers ,B_o Lar4 saoc Oats-shelled @23 New Potatoes-Irish a6O Rye t» Tallow 2J_ Vinegar—pure apple _. 16c Wool—unwashed... % -. 17/ic Wool—washed ■ 20 Apples green per nusnel 25a50 Nbw Bacon—country cured. Hams lOall Shoulders Ba7 Sides 6a 7 Beeswax g Butter als Corn , 35a38 Cornmeal —®10 Eggs 6 Mixed Hay 6.00 a 8.00 Timothy Hay 8 (V) a 9.50 Clover Hay 5.00 a 6.00 Clover Seed... $t 20at 80 Groceries. Etc. Bacon—country, see country produce. Western, nan vas hams 10@12 long clear sides 6a7c short clear sides 6c " bellies 6a7c Coal Oil 12@}_ Coffee-Rio 10@18 . sty?. ay ™.:.v.v.v.v.v.::::::::.:-:::::::.26K Mocna <fi(_)33 Fish-Macfcerel $13 00@20 00 Lard, western—Tierces, bbs., tubs... 6_i)Bc wholesale t#a6 Molasses—Syrups 12@40 Now Orleans 25@60 Porto Rico 30 West India.... : 20(5)t5 Powder—Rifle, F. F. F. g, 2516 iceg HSO J. keg 2 50 X Keg 1 5o BALTIMORE LIVE STOCK MARKET, I Dec. 9, 1897. } Beef Cattle.—Top cattle and the better grades generally sold mOre freely than last week and at about the range of prices as them. Common cattle were dull and a shade earlier. Prices of Beef Cattle this week ranged as follows: Best *t65@175 generally rated first quality tasMt6s Medllum or good fair quality 8 00@3 65 Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and Cows 225@210 Of the Cattle received 1577 came from Vir ginia. Sheep and Lambs.—There are but few good sheep on the market and trade has been slow all the week, and is now, and range at Monday's figures—2a4sic per lb the latter for a few extra. Lambs are much more active than on Monday, selling at 4a 5%c per lb, and a few extra a shade higher. Swine.—The market is slow and weaker at the range of prices ruling on Monday; viz: Far Western hogs at ?4a4.10 per 100 lbs gross, and those from other points and lielit pigs ?3.60a3 80 per 100 lbs gross, flpughs $2.50a3 per 100 lbs gross. Fresh Cows.—Good milch cows are scarce and in demand, prices being fully.up to those ruling last week; viz: $23850 pft bead, and extra at $55 per head. Calves—Veals are very dull, with a fair rnn, the values of Monday ruling now; viz: 33_a60 per lb. Roughs not wanted. We quote nominally at ?3a6 per head. BALTIMORE! LIVESTOCK MARKET , Monday. Dec. 13, 1897. i Swine.—The arrivals this week were 12,640 bead, being over 4000 less than last week. No change is noted in quotations. There is a fair trade at last week's range of figures, viz: Good light far Western hogs sell at $4a4 10 per 100 lbs, and those from other points, as well as light pigs 53.60a3.80, and roughs $2 50 a3 per 100 lbs gross. Sheep and Lambs—The run of both sheep and lambs are light and a good demand for both is reported at an advance of Jc on sheep and Ie on lambs. Sheep sell at 3a4_c per lb, and a few extra a shade higher. Lambs sa6c per lb gross. Calves—Veals are in fair demand and the quality of the offerings is better. Veals sell at 4a7c per lb. Roughs sell at $sa" per head. FORNISHEO BY NEWTON & Co, LIVE STOCK COM MISSION Merchants, Jersey City, N. J. New York, Dec. 13. Total receipts yesterday and today, includ ing all local points, were 3652 beeves. 466 calves, 8,984 sheep and lambs, and 12,395 hogs. For the week ending Snnday, last; 10,196 beeves, 134 milch cows, 2,558 calves, 25,610 sheep and lambs, 45,299 hogs, against 11,219 beeves, 111 milch cows, 3,083 calves, 30,370 sheep and lambs, and 40,964 hogs the week previous. Shipments from this port the past week were 1705 beeyes. 200 sheep, 9,966 quarters of beef, against 2050 beeves, 100 sheep, and 8,933; quarters the week preceding. Private cables received today from London and Liver pool quoted American steers at llallic per lb. dressed weight; American sheep at —a— per lb, dressed weight; American refrigerator beef at B_a9c. Receipts ot beeyes, yesterday and today in cluded 46 cars to be sold, of which 36 cars were at Jersey City. The market for steers, was 10c per 100 lower than Friday, quality considered, rough butcher stock in fair in inquiry and steady. The yards were not ful ly cleared. Poor to best native steers sold at 54.00a4.80 per 100 lbs; stags and oxen at 12.50a4.50; bulls at _2.95a3.40: dry cows at t1.90a3.30. Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. mi POWDER Absolutely Pure novai awawo powder co„ mwvomt. Commissioners' Sale VALUABLE BEAL ESTATE. By virtue of a decree entered in the chance ry cause of D. W. Link's heirs vs. D. W. Link's heirs, on the 3rtth day o£ May, 1897, lending in the circuit court of Augusta county, we the undersigned speeralcommissioners will offer for sale upon the premises, near Mt. Plsgah Church, Augusta county, 2 miles from Mt. Sidney, on the sth day of January, 1898, at 11 A. M., that valuable farm known as the D. \V. Link '•Home Farm," containing 137& acres more or less, with the improvements thereon, consist in" of a large brick dwelling house, a Rood sized stable" and other necessary outbuildings, land In good state of cultivation, good cistern and never failing well of water, two good sized apple orchards of im proved fruit. TEKMS Of SALE as follows, to-wit: One fourth cash on day of sale and the residue of purchase money in three equal annual instal ments, payable in one, two and three years from day of sale with Interest from date, evi denced by the bonds of the purchaser with approved personal security, waiving the homestead exemption, and title retained as ultimate security. J. W. STOVER, J. A. ALEXANDER, Spaoial Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta County, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that J. W. Stover lias executed the bond required by decree of sale In the chancery cause of D. W. Link's beirs vs. D. W. Link's heirs, now pendng In said Court. » Given under my hand this 30th day of No vember 1897. JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. dec S-tde _^<i_a^^)i :^'^; - „g_?___j_g WffITER WEIGHT SHOES fFOK MEN IN Russet and Box Calf, Are all the go, and our low prices make them move fast. Only $2, $2.50 and $3. McH. Holliday, Up-To-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va. WANTED. Old Copper, Brass, Lead, Pewter, Zinc, Rubber Boots and Shoes, Fur of all kinds, and Hides. W. O. Thomas, Agt. decO 2m 105 N. Augusta St. . FORSALE PRIVATELY A tract of land, known as the George *at Swoope farm, containing 81 acres, situ- WjJJj ated about two miles West of Church- *!HL vine, lying on both sides of the road leading from Staunton to Monterey. About 95 acres In cultivation, the balance is well timbered. The improvements consist of a dwelling house and other out buildings. The owners being all non-residents of the State are anxious to sell. A bargain can be had by early applica tion to JOHN 8. LAMBERT, dec 9 3m Lone Fountain, P. 0., Va. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.—The law Arm of Curry & Glenn has been dissolved by limitation. Chas. Curry will con tinue business in the office formerly occupied by the Arm. oct 2S-4ts TRUSTEE'S SALE OF HOUSE AND LOT OX KALORAMA STREET. By virtue ot a deed of trust executed to me by Francis T. Stribling and wife, dated De cember 23d, 1889, ot record in the clerk's offlce of the Court ot Hustings for the City of Stann ton in D. B. 10, page 215, conveying to me the undivided one-fourth Interest of said Francis T. Stribling in and to the undivided estate which passed to him under the will of his de ceased father, and being thereto required by the beneficiary in said deed, I will proceed In front of the courfrhouse In Staunton, on . Saturday, December 4th, 1897, to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, that valuable house and lot on Kalorama St., in Staunton, which by decree in the partition suit of strlbltng's adm'r vs. Powell Guardian, entered subsequent to the date of said deed of trust, was assigned to said Francis T. Stribling in severalty, as and for his undivided fourth Interest aforesaid. ■l he lot has a frontage of 58 6 feet on the south side of Kalorama street between the Daniel and Blackley properties, and runs bark a distance of about lOSfeet, average. It has on it a comfortable frame dwelling house and is a valuable and desirable home. TERMS—rash in hand to pay the bond se cured by a aid deed of trust and accumulated interest (about $900 with Interest from Jan'y Ist, 1897.) and the costs of executing trust. Balance on oredlts of one and two years, with Interest, bonds secured by deed of trust for the deferred payments. RICHARD P. BELL, nov 11 tds. Trustee. POSTPONEMENT. The above sale postponed to Saturday, December 18, 1897, at the same time and place. RICHARD P. BELL, dec 9-2t Trustee OUR STOCK OF SHOES Is the most complete in Staunton. Ladies' Strong, Serviceable Shoes, but ton and laced, at §1.00. Ladies' Fine Kid button and laced Shoes at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. i_i_r('all and see them. CHAS. C. BERRY, West Main St., near Masonic Temple, nov 25-5t STAUNTON, VA. HEADQUARTERS FOR Mile Boards! Regular Price $3.50 Our " 2.25 Other Goods in Pro portion. CiWulr-uites Company Masonic Temple. STAUNTON- VA* KEEP ON THIS r YOUR SPACE. IT IS CROOKED, BUT HONEST. Some Examples of Our CMstmas ProvisioiL > Ist—WATCES always have been, and always will be, a special feature in our business.' Gold, Gold filled, Silver, Oxidized Steel and enam eled, in attractive designs at very moderate prices. 2nd-SILVER TABLEWARE. Both in Sterling and Quadruple plate. We pay especial attention to this line. When an article is stamped sterling it does not always signify that it is sterling, therefore now adays one must be a judge of the goods, or know from whom they buy. We sell only the products of the best makers, which bear their guarantee as well as our own. •3rd—JEWELRY. We cannot do this subject justice. If you could see our assortment you would think that nothing had been overlooked. 4th—CLOCKS. In this line our assortment is complete. All the new est designs and colors can be found in our stock from the little one day miniature up to the handsome English Quarter Chime Clock.' sth-CUT GLASS. Attractive designs, newest cuttings of the best makers. 6th-STERLING SILVER NOVELTIES. We take especial pride in this line. Our display of these goods excels ail previous efforts. 7th—LAMPS for the Parlor, Library, or a Bouquet Lamp of the new est design, with the new Art Globes, will be found in our splendid assortment. Bth—BRIC-A-BRAC AND ART GOODS. Our line of this class of goods this year is very attractive, Vases, Peru Dishes, Tete-a-tete ' - Chocolate Pots, Comb and Brush Trays, Orange Bowls, .Tardineers, Pedestals, &c, &c. 9th—SPECIAL. Gold and Silver Headed Umbrellas, Canes and Riding Whips. Gold and Silver mounted Purses and Card Cases. Gold Pens, Opera Glasses, &c., &c. TALKING MACHINES for 810. H L. LANG. GREAT CLEARING SALE! We will sell our entire stock of CAPES and JACKETS at Cost; we mean business and they must go. DRESS GOODS of all kinds at greatly reduced prices lor the next two weeks. Just received for the HOLIDAY TRADE a nice line of Fur Collarettes, very cheap. 2,500 handkerchiefs, trom 5c up. 300 pairs of Kid Gloves, the best in the market. 200 Umbrel las, the choicest you ever saw. A full line of Carpets, Art Squares, Rug 3, &c. DENNY & BROTHER. CHRISTMAS JEWELRY! SWITZER & CRUBERT, JEWELERS. • Fancy Flour~For Farmers WITHOUT EXTRA COST. THE STAUNTON MILLING COMPANY Will accept 5J_ bushels of nice wheat in exchange for 190 pounds of our "Silver Wave" Fancy Flour (worth ?3.50) and 70 pounds of offals, cjome along farmers, with your wheat and take advantage of this, the first opportu nity you ever had of getting the highest grade flour made from your wheat without extra cost. Your wives want the best flour on the market for Christmas, and we guarantee our "Sil ver Wave Patent to be unsurpassed in quality by any flour sold in the city „■ W * e £ aye '» °!? arge of OU .V miU the head """er of the celebrated Uallego Mills of Richmond, Va and have recently increased our capacity to 240 barrels per day to meet the home and Southern demand for our brands of flour The present manager is largely interested in the mill property; besides has had twen ty-five years experience in the milling business, and he will see the best treatment is given customers. He wants 500 to 1,000 bushels Wheat per day and will pay, at all times, Tip top prices. Come to see us before selling or exchanging your wheat. Very respectfully, s ,„,„„, J. I. TRIPLETT, dee --- m President and Manager. %J3jjl_jiif JOB PRINTING OF EVERY DISCRIPTION NEATLY AND PROMPTLY DONE AT THE SPECTATOR & VINDICATOR OFFICE. 1877. BERKELEY. 1897. PHOTOGRAPHER. _3rT ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS. Cabinet Fhotograpbs $2 per dozen. Our car bonettes are equal to the best. Crayon and color work a specialty. A neat Photograph at 75 cents a dozen. GALLERY MAIN ST., STAUNTON, VA., ma 20-Km Adjoining Masonic Temple. rpo TEACHEKS Buildings ot a most suit A able nature for the establishment of a school located at Huntersvllle, Pocahontas county, W. Va., are for rent or sale. The peo ple are prosperous and 'i i a "nlendld oppor fuMt" for afty <<i *t- '-a 'v. For, fur.' ! „ -' 'a. ■ : ■. ■'■ With the advent of December your thoughts naturally turn to Christmas off erings. In anticipation of the ceman we have selected for the fall trade a line of goods to suit all pockets in this period of depression. Our goods are new In design, well made, strong, and of unimpeachable qual ity, while the prices are as low as consis tent with workmanship and purity. We solicit a continuance of your pat ronage in the future, as in the past, and would suggest that you purchase early, before assortment is broken. PLAINE & NAILL, Staple and Faucy GROCERS, 17 E. Main St., Staunton, Va. We respectfully invite the public generally to call and examine our stock before buying, -which has been care fully selected to supply the wants of the season. dec 9 3t GBAZIN& FARM FOB SALE! Situated on Blue Ridge Mountains about 5 miles from Basic City, Va., and about 2 from Greenwood Depot. Containing about 175 acres, and is considered one of the best and most desirable grazing farms on the Blue Ridge. Write at once for full particulars. DAVID FUNSTEN, oct 28 2m Richmond, Va. VALUABLE I'ABM FOB SALE,. Five miles from Staun ton, containing 200 acres. Apnly tor T . ' \ .