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ast Main Street Staunton. Va.
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Our Democratic friends in Congress
have made a great mistake in sympa
thizing with the Cubans. The Repub-
Ijans will oppose anything the Demc
ats seem to want. They have set
te Cuban cause back many years.
The tax of $100 on Ticket Brokers is
tequitable. A broker doing a small
isiness in Staunton, should not be
iquired to pay $100, when a broker in
ichmond doing a l>u»iness probably
ten times as great pays only $100. The
Legislature should correct this me
In the Maryland Legislature the
eleven Republicans who bolted and
the Democrats in that body are grow
ing very congenial. It is now stated
that under certain circumstances the
Democrats will vote for a U. S. Sena
tor chosen by these eleven bolters. It
is a question whether they will swal
low Republican buzzard, or eat a dish
of Republican crow.
Mr. Thomas Reed of Maine, and Mr.
Joe Bailey of Texas, had a little mis
understanding on last Thursday. Each
accused tliß other of stating what was
not the fact, and each emphatically
reiterated his statement even after the
ether had said he was mistaken. Mr.
Reed is said to have tried to freeze Mr.
Bailey with his frown, and Mr. Bailey
Ito have tried to scorch Mr.
ith the warmpth of his mauner.
a meeting of extremes. Each
to say: "This rock will fly
s firm base as soon as I." But
iley had the record in his favor.
J Decid'diy Repnblican.
respondent writing to the Po
as, W. Va., Times from Blue
district, says:
c Spring district is just Blue
neighborhood, composed of two
c Republicans. This communi
carried solidly for the Repuoli
-1896. and will be again in 1900,
ter who is their candidate or
md of platform they may get
t may declare for jus 4; anything
•or gold, brass or copper, steel
oietal—just so its called Repub
iat is ail that is needed to get
:e Horns of their Itiieiiißia
state Legislature is pretty sure
npaled on one or the other of
ms of a dilemma. Its members
ota to cut down the salaries and
lites of their official friends, or
ust face a constitutional con
i which will do away with a
ody of those friends altogether,
horn is so terrible that we had
t of leaving it unmentioned—if
are Richmond with the knowl
at they have increased the rate
tion, they will also have the
dge that they will never be sent
ncrease of taxation for the ben
lur gallant veterans, while the
aost of officials, great and
ire drawing the very same sal
id getting the same fees that
t twenty years ago—and which
and fees have just donble the
sing power they had twenty
jo —will raise a storm among
payers. To increase the taxes
le simple lopping off of useless
)lders and a general retrench
would give money enough
soldiers and the increase of the
. aud everything else, is so
mistake that the people would
against it.
t has turned out just as was
for. Every legislator is willing
lown expenses in every other
or's bailiwick, but not in his
Vnd so it will always be. The
bstitute for retrenchment now
institutional convention, and
irt reformer, Mr. Withers, has
seen it and introduced a bill
to that effect, as a solution that is
bound to come.
Nothing has better developed what
is the real calibre of this legislature
than this proposition to increase the
taxes. Before the election last Novem
ber, candidates were talking of re
trenchment to get money to help the
veterans; now they say raise the taxes
to help the veterans. And while saying
this thery are introducing the regula
tion bills for the "relief" of county
treasurers, sheriffs and the like. On
the work of this Legislature depends
the question whether a constitutional
convention will be forced on the State.
Rev Byron Sunderland, for 45 years
pa&tor of the i.. at Presbyterian church
In Washington, at the close of the str
vice Sunday morning announced thac
he desired to resign the pastorate of
the church at the beginning of the
summer vacation. He also spoke of
the absence of Rev. T. De Witt Tal-
SL>. D., assistant pastor of the
, who was away on his weddisg
■ « —»—*—.
election of Senator White of
aia. as chairman of the Demo-
Jongressional Campaign Com
indicates, it is said, that the
r the next House of Represen
will be made along the lines of
cago platform.
• —♦—♦
lent Dole of Hawaii, reached
) Monday on his way to Wash-
Representatives of the Presi
seted him in the name of the
government. President Dole respond
ed to the greetings.
There has not been a public question
I so juggled with, and the people so de
ceived about, as free coinage. First,
the coinage of silver dollars was quiet
ly stopped with about as much general
knowledge by the people of its stop
page, as they have of the contents of
the general appropriation bill; for it
was passed under a false name, the
title being an act to regulate the
mints. When the people discovered
it and began to murmur, the sop of th
Bland-Ailison bill was thrown to
them, and later another sop, the Sher
man bill was thrown to them—any
thing but the restoration of free coin
age. And now the last piece of tricker
has just been closed. President Mc
Kinley appointed a commission t
visit Europe, ostensibly to get th
international co-operation of Europea
States in free coinage. The commis
sion had hardly landed on the oth«
side of the water, before they foum
that a lire in the rear had beenopene
on them from Washington. Seeretar
Gage of the Treasury sent to Congres
a bill for putting the country on a gol
i basis, and the silence of tho Presiden
gave it his approval. What could have
been the only inevitable effect of this?
IS failure of the commission o
Suppose Great Britain ha
immission to this country t
international co-operation fo
le gold standard. And at th
le her Chancellor of the Ex
had sent a bill to parliamen
ree coinage of both metal
>uld have been the result? I
ive been the same failure tha
•taken our commission. W
aye believed that Great Br
enacting a farce, and was no
•iously considered. And it was
aetbing of that feeling tha
imission was regarded i
iank movement of Gage an
ly was, as we are told in th
r Senator Wolcott, a membe
ommission, reinforced by le
i prominent bankers of th
to their London correspon
ssuring them that the Com
really meant nothing, and wa
>p thrown by Mr. MeKinley t
stern silver Republicans t
!m in line; that the Unite
ere on a gold basis and wer
sfied with it. And it was wit
opeless environment as th
Commission found itself su
when it reached London
don bankers who had prey
en considering how to mcc
peared to them inevitable frt
and how England wastokee
nd yet not surrender her lcca
odard, opened a furious attac
Inglish ministry by meeting
tions, and induced the Britis
tent to withdraw its offer mad
Seventeenth of March givin
c movement,
hole business of bimetallism
IcKinley administration ha
i unmitigated fraud and a
pull the wool over the eyes o
de at home. It has been ab
subservient to Great Britai
uestion, and will be as long a
ower. But there will be ada
aing for the Republican part
ssue —a day in which dccci
■ion will not help it. That da
eshadowed at the St. Lou
ion by the bolting of man
s. To serve the money pows
ountry and still keep in wit
pie thereof, is a hard tas!
moeratic party fried it fo
d at last at Chicago threw th
ower overboard and stood i
witn tne people. In 1900 the R=publ
can party must elect which it wi
(c. If it choose the money powc
ill be wrecked, and the way will a
be clear for the free coinage o
and silver alike. The days o
;lery and evasion are over and th
pie can no longer be made burde
•ers for the privileged classes.
Trouble Brew.rig.
It does not take much of a prophe
to foretell that our legislature is piling
up trouble for the Democratic party
at the next State election. The effec
of the various measures it will pas
will by th it time have been felt, seen
tasted and will have nauseated th
public, and a reaction will set in whicl
will make times hard in Old Virginia
They are undertaking too much ant
will do too little in the right direction
They will pass a number of petty, fool
ish, paternal bills, which should neve
see a statute book, and they will pass
some unconstitutional measures i
they do not take care, and some bills
which will drive capital out of the
State. They haye now before them a
bill known as the Employers Liability
bill, with which they are wrestling
and making a great to do. This is a
bill which is intendeel to secure to an
inj ured employ cc of a raii way company
the right to get damages for any in
jury he may receive. Other corpora
tions are mentioned in it, that is al
corporations are included, but every
body knows that no other corporation
is aimed at but the railroads. Now
this is done not for the love the pat
rons of the bill have for those employ
ees. They do not love them, they may
love one particular one who has em-
Ired one or more of these
•ons to sue the railway company
lamageson a contingent fee of one
, but apart from this they are not
?ly interested. Some of these pat
i hold the idea that the railway
iloyees seeing the great love of the
rinia Legislature for them will
ver vote the Democratic ticket,
y shoot wide of the mark. They
vote exactly as Mr. Ingalls, or
Spencer, or the then President of
railway desires them to vote, and
kind and bountiful Virginia Leg-
Hire with its wise and good laws
never be thought of in such a
is. These are vote catchers, because
the motive is no higher, unless it be
the self exploitation of the individua
whose name the bill bears. The
Smithers bill, or the Barkslate bill, oi
the Sparks bill, may all sound swee
to the ears of Mr. Smithers, or Mr.
Barkslate, or Mr. Sparks, but this is
short lived honor and the recipients ol
the bounty will soon pass from the
memory of the beneficiaries, and the
Democratic party will'suffer for their
misguided philanthropy. We are
bound to have trouble and the present
Legislature will be the cause of it.
ryan passed from the list of presi
ential possibilities in 189 G. This is
rue, there are many gullible people in
his world, as was demonstrated in the
ampaign of 1890. Mark Hanna found
hem by the score, yes, by the thou
and. they were presidents of banks
and those whose importance in the
financial world was severely felt by
themselves. He bled these gullibles as
the manufacturers were bled in the
Harrison election when Cleveland
sounded his "free trade" tocsin. They
were the suckers who furnished the
campaign funds then, but the suckers
were increased by Mr. Hanna by the
addition of the Bankers aud other
masterful persons- Now these same
are screwing up their consciences to
the point of believing that they were
not really fools when they responded
to the levy made by Mr. Hanna for
his and McKinley's glorification. But
it is hard work, and do the best they
c-in by proclamation of Bryan's death,
and preaching funeral sermons, they
have not exactly convined themselves,
much less the public, that they were
not fools of the first wafer. Their
ample means judiciously expended did
postpone the election of Bryan, but it
did no more, and today he stands
stronger and more conspicuously the
candidate of the people than ever.
But what is distressing is that the
combined banking wisdom, assisted by
that other plethora of intelligence the
entire manufacturing element, fur
ther assisted by the railroads and
every other corporate interest, should
have been so gullible as to have
seen their money go for nothing better
or more substantial than a postpone
ment. This whistiug to keep their
courage up is all right, but it is posi
tively laughable to see how these
know-it alls let go their cash. They
will never do it again, and as this is
the only thing that prevented Bryan's
election last time, thare will be no
power but death which can prevent it
when the polls close in 1900.
—i ♦ —»■- *
Seventeen students of Richmond
College were Friday suspended for
hazing. The hazing, it ia claimed, con
sisted of toe pulling.
Wm Douglas, a colored desperado,
escaped from jail at LexiDgton Friday,
after having previously made
unsuccessful attempts.
The Seaboard Medical Association,
to be composed of eastern Virginia and
eastern Northern Carolina physicians,
was formed at Norfolk Thursday.
The Winchester Paper Mill, owned
by the American Straw Board Compa
ny, and which has been closed since
1889, will he opened again for operation
within a few weeks.
It is mora than possible that Colonel
Cushaw will resign his post as City
Engineer of Richmond to accept a far
more lucrative position in Mexico. He
is now on a visit to that country.
It is gradually leaking out that Con
gressman W. A. Jones intends becom
ing a candidate for U. S. Senator if
the Reddy bill to give the voters an
opportunity to express their choice of
candidates shall pass.
The town council of Manassas, has
instructed the corporation attorney to
frame a bill so amending the charter
of that place as to extend iis corporate
limits to three quarters of a mile from
the center of the town.
It iB reported that a movemsnt 13 on
foot amon™ certain members of Con
gress at Washington to use their influ
ence to have the United States Naval
Academy transferred from Annapolis
to either Newport, News or some near
ly point on Hampton Road*.
It is stilted that during the- insisting
of the advisory council at Lynchburg
agentleman told Judge T. B. R.Wright
that if any effort was made to exoner
ate Grand Commander Sf.ubbs new
documentary evidence bearing on the
histtry matter would be offered. As
it turned out thaw was no need of in
troducing this new evidence.
Mr. T. Wedrm Berry, has bean ap
pointed commonwealth's attorney of
Stafford county to fill the vacancy
caused by tho elevation of Judge R. H.
L. Chichester to the bench. Mr. Berry
is at present a member of the House of
Delegates from the counties of Stafford
and King George.
Joe Hill, who last August at a Sun
[ay school picnic shot and killed David
iangerfiold, has been sentenced
o thirteen years by the Hanover Coui» r
y Court. Seven of the jury were for
tanging. Both the parties were col
ored and from Manchester, but the
crime occurred near Ashland, in Ilacr
A dead whale measuring sixty feet in
ength washed ashore at Old Planta
ion Inlet, about four miles south of
Cape Charles, tome time daring Wed
nesday night, it is thought by the
aptaic who brought the information
hat the whale hnd been dead for
everal days, and died from natural
A dispatch from Richmouel says;
entiment in favor of the Reddy bill
irovidiog a method whereby voters
lay express their choice of the candi
ates for U. S. Senator is growing It
egins to look as though the measure
would be passed with votes to spare.
lon. R. Walton Moore, one of the
eaders of the primary plea fight at the
loanoke convention, has recently been
lere and expressed hiunalf as most
eartily in favor of the bill.
Rev. Leslie Cook, who had been con
ned iv the Roanoke jail under an in
ictment for forgery, siwed out Fri
ay night and made good his escape.
'he special case in which he was iu
icted involved a check purporting to
lave been signed by T. W. Wood &
ion, and which Cook had cashed dur
ig the meetiug of the Baptist Asso
ation in Roanoke some months ago
c held a pastorate in Roanoke for a
lort time. Cook is wanted in other
)!aces on similar charges.
On the subject of the annexatiou of
Hawaii Gov. Tyler in an interview on
aturday said. "From a naval point of
iew, in the event of future war the
nnexation of Hawaii is desirable,
bile from commercial, social and po
tical aspects my mind is not so clear
lat it would be. I can see a possible
njary to some of our southern intef
sts. I would be? willing to trust the
ittlemeat of the question to the wis
om and patriotism of our national
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
* any case of Catarrh that cannot be
ired by Hall's ( atarrh (Jure.
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We the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last Jo rears, and believe
hiu; perfectly honorable in -all business
transactions and financially abie to cany
out any obligations made by their firm.
West & Tkuax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, 0.
Waldiko, Kikxan & Mauvin, Whole-
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
actina directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Tesii-
The attempts on the part of the gold
organs to dismiss Hon. William J.
| Bryan as a "back number," "a dead
issue," and to relegate him to the limbo
I of insignificant and forgotten derelicts,
do not strike us as being particularly
happy. Whether they have been in
spired by honest ignorance of public
sentiment throughout the country or
are mere demonstrations of malice and
deceit, we do not undertake to say.
Perhaps we should accept both ex
planations with a geographical divi
sion, attributing the ignorance to the
East and the deceitful purpose to the
West. No newspapers in the United
States have a poorer understanding of
lipular opinion than the "great metro
>litan dailies," because none aie so
ck sure of their own omniscience
id of the overshadowing importance
the community they represent. "To
id the true provincial, the hopelessly
irrow view of things, one must go to
sw York. Compared with that big
imptous and complacent aggrega
m of prigs, Hogeye, Texas, is a veri
b!e cosmopolis. We can easily be
■ye that New Yorkers speak in per
et candor wheu they say that Mr.
cyan is a closed incident, for they re
ird their own verdict on ft national
me as beyond appeal.
But neither conceit norinisrepresea
tion will avail to dispose of Mr.
ryan. Every intelligent and eoin
ehensive observer of public events
lows that he is stronger with the
irty to day than he was a year ago;
lat he has lost none of the marvelous
srsonal inlluence which he exerted
iring the campaign of 1890; that the
•inciples for which he stands are as
■dentiy espoused by the Democratic
asses as they were when Bryan pro
aimed them with the fire of the en
iiisiasm and the witchery of his elo
lence. No one need be deceived by
le circumstances of the recent cam
n'gn in New York city. The fact that
ammany ignored the Chicago plat
rm is of no significance. We may
Imit that, for the immediate pur
ees of that particular struggle, and
order to recover control of muniei
il afi'aire—to rescue (ireater New
ork, in fact, from the dispensation of
i imprudent and hypocritical tyranny
the Democratic masses consented to
le Croker Whitney programme. But
lat proves nothing. Indeed, we may
iy that, even if it involved the per
anent rejecHnn of Mr. Bryan and the
hicago declaration by the New York
■ganization—which it does not—the
ict would be of minor consequence.
The Democrats of the nation are not
under New Yorkjjcontrol. The millions
who voted for Mr. Bryan in 1896 do not
look in that direction for guidance and
leadership. They would not be moved
one hair's breadth from their purpose
if New York were to threaten them
with absolute secession. They lost
New York ia 1896. They can afford to
lose it in ISOO They have no calcula
tions based upon New York as an in
dispensable factor in their scheme.
They know that Mr. Bryan and the
Chicago platform brought out more
votes, year before last, than, any Dem
ocratic candidate ever received before
—nearly ft million more than Mr Cleve
land had iv 1633 —aud they are content
with that record and the brilliant
prospect it opens to them in the future.
! Let no one imagine that Mr. Bryan
lis a dead issue. If a Democratic ''on
| vention were to assemble to day, he
would be without a serious competitor.
Unless all political conditions be revo
lutionized meanwhile, he will be even
' stronger two years hence.
Kate Forsytbe, the well known
American actress, died in London Fri-
Ex-President Cleveland emphatieal
|ly denies Mr. Morgan's statement that
' he favored Hawaiian annexation.
It is stated that John Deveaux, a
negro politician, is to bo appointed
j collector of the port of Savannah.
it is said that the tax levy for Balti
| niore this year will be more than §2 on
the $100 oS property, and may go to
Rev. Dr. John Hall has decided to
I withdraw his resignation as pastor of
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church,
Senator Morgan on Friday conclud
|ed his four days' speech iv faior of
the ratification of the Hawaiian an
' nexatiou treaty.
Ex-President Cleveland wili preside
at a meeting to be held in New York
February 12 in aid of colored industrial
Martial law has been proclaimed at
Fort Yukon, Alaska, a mob of 150 men
having attacked the warehouse of the
trading companies.
The 17 s'ory building which the Real
Estate Trust Company will erect soon
at the southeast corner of Broad and
Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, will be
the tallest structure of its kind in that
Rev. T. DeWiU Talmage, D. D.. of
Washington, was married in Pittsburg.
Pa .on Saturday to Mrs. Eleinore Mc
Cullier, a daughter of Jamas McC.
Cutcheson, an iron manufacturer, and
a widow of two months.
Rev. E. O. Eldridge, pastor Waugh
Methodist Episcopal Church, Wash-
I lugtou, who is named as CO respondent
in the Robertson divorce case, made a
statement to his congregation Sunday
; declaring his innocence.
It i 3 rumored that Emperor Francis
Joseph, of Austria, will shortly an
nounce the betrothal of the Arch
duchess Elizabeth, daughter of the late
Crown Prince Rudolf, to the King of
Spain. The Archduchess is 15 and the
King 12 years old.
The resolution of Representative
Saunders in the Kentucky Legislature
asking the resignation of Senator
Liudsay, was defeated last week by
some of the strongest silver men in the
iirsetubly, headed by Speaker Peck
ham, voting agaiot it.
The Democratic aud the anti-Hanna
Republicans in the Ohio Legislature
are proposing to punish Gen. Gros
venor for his participation in the late
unpleasantness iv the Senatorial con
test. A gerymandering bill against
him has been introduced in the Ohio
The new Democratic Congressional
Committee iv Washington Friday
night elected as chairman Senator
White of California. The election of
a secratary was postponed. The Chi
cago platform was reaffirmed. Reso
lution of thanks was unanimously
adopted, on Senator Faulkner's servi-
Tiie Ad visory Council of the Grand
Camp of Virginia, Confederate Vete
rans, which met in Jjuyohburg Thurs
day to hear the appeal of Major James
H. Stubbs, the Grand Commader, who
was found guilty by an investigating
I lornmittee of his comrades of improper
association with the agent of a book
publishing house, has partially viudi
cated Major Stubbs. The council sal
for uue hours, and after reviewing the
evidence adduced before the commit
tee and indulging at s >me length in a
discussion of the case, adopted the fol
in- teg resolution, which was offered
by C'ipf- John N- Opie, and ordered to
be'certified to the Grand Commander
and Grand C>m>p:
"We, the council, find upon exami
nation of the evidence before us, that
Commander Stubbs has not been guilty
of accepting a teib», but we do find
that bis conduct has been so indiscreet
that he should no longer be in com
mand of the Grand Camp, or a mem
ber of the History Committee of the
Railroad men from the very nature of
their employment are more than ordiua
rily liable to injury and disease,and when
it comes it too often finds them illy pre
pared to Btand the heavy expense of med
ical attendance and nursing—that is
skillful, scientific nursing—which has
now become so potent a factor in the
treatment of all of the more serious dis
eases. And while they may have loving
friends who with gentle hands are ready
and willing to do anything to alleviate
his suffering, yet it is often the case that
an unskillful nurse does more harm than
good. Many a railroad mau struggling
to pay for his home trembles wheu he
looks forward to a long attack of sick
ness. When his savings must go to pay
for medical attention, and his loved ones
worn out and prostrated by long contin
ued night vigils and constant nursing,
are themselves made sick. The manage
ment of the Chesapeake & Ohio Hail way
recognizing this condition of affairs, set
to work to devise some scheme by which
their employees would be relieved of this
anxiety. The result is— The Chesapeake
& Ohio Hospital Association—composed
of employees of the C. & O. Ry. alone.
The object of this association is to es
tablish at suitable points modern, first
class hospitals, equipped with every ap
pliance known to tnejical skill, for the
treatment of disease, or to perform any
operation possible to human skill. All
of the employees, from Cen'l Manager to
track men, are members of this associa
tion, and all equally entitled to its benefits.
Each member pays an assessment of
lo to oO cents per month, according to
the salary received, to—first—meet the
expenses of hospitals which are now, or
will shortly be established. All the over
plus to be applied to a sinking fund to be
when needed used in the establishment o
other hospitals.
The first of these hospitals has been es
tablished and is now in successful opera
tion at Clifton Forge. The C. & O. man
agement, after constructing their new
hotel at East Clifton Forge, remodeled
the splendid building at West Clifton
Forge which but a few years ago had
been erected at an immense cost to meet
the requirements of a first class hotel,
and fitted it with every appliance needed
to make it a complete, modern and per
fect hospital, and the most prejudiced
mind can but admit, if he will go and
look, that success has crowned their
Last week the writer-visited this hos
pital, reaching the building just as the
bell rang for breakfast. A stroll through
the dining room, with its SLOwy covered
tables and neat, substantial ware, entire
ly similar in appearance to the dining
room of any tirst class hotel. As the
convalescents came in and took their
seats they were quickly served with as
ai petiziL'g meal as could be gotten any-
J where. Just across the lobby from the
j dining room is the reading room, where
after breakfast all of the patients able to
leave their rooms gather to read, write
letters to loved ones, or social inter
course. During this hour Dr. Wysor
comes in with a cheery smile, "looks at
tongues-,?' feeis the pulse, ;:.sksafe\vques
ti-ms and then gives place to the white
IClad nurse, who, with winning smile,
proffers the 'bitter drought, which, how
ever, looses much of its bitterness wheu
tendered by such hands.
On reaching the second floor we were
met by Miss Richardson, the head nurse.
Kure has richly endowed her for ttie
ion she occupies, and her talent has
cultivated at the best traiuing
schools in the country. Htr assistants
are graduates of the best schools for
trained nurses. A peep in the different
rooms occupied by patients showed clean
well kept, inviting rooms, cosy and
In conversation with a patient, I asked
how he liked the hospital. Well, said he,
"When I tirst heard of this scheme I op
posed it bitterly, I could not see what
right they had to make an assessment 01
ins for au enterprise which would never
do r«e any good; and besides I though
when I got sick I wanted to bo at horn
where my own people could nurse me.
never thought I would be willing to go t
a hospital, but after awhile 1 was strick
en down and sent here, and now believe
if my wish had been carried out and :
been taken home I would have now been
iv vny grave. My people I know would
have done ail in their'power, but the
could never have nursed me as
have been nursed here, and then I woult
not have had the constant watchful care
of a physician as I have here. Tell my
fellow employees for me that this is i
grand place for a sick man, it is utterly
impossible for him to be oared for a
home as ha will be here." And by fur
ther conversation i found this was the
feeling of every patient. All expressed
unbounded confidence in Dr. "Wysor, the
Supt. and his assistants.
A gentleman who occupies a most
responsible position on the road, is under
treatment at this hospital for throat
trouble, and he expressed himself.' as more
than pleased at the attention and genera
management displayed in every depart
meut. It is a safe assertion that the C
& O. employees have as elegant,perfectly
equipped hospital an can be found in the
South. No Sanitarium anywhere has a
more suitable situation and in no hospi
tal can be found more competent sympa
thetie surgeons, assistants and nurses
than are found here. The pittance each
employee pays will not be missed, ami
even if lie never should need hospital
treatment it is a most comforting
thought well worth the money, to know
he owns such a place if he ever should
need it. The employees should aud
doubtless do appreciate" the action of tho
C. &O. management which has secured
to them this benefit, and already it has
strengthened that bond of sympathy and
good fellowship so manifest between em
ployer and employee on this great railway
system. S.
The Onx Stone (Juarry at Kaujfs Mill.
The new year has opened with the
revival of work at the quarriesof onyx
stone at Rapp's Mill on the headwaters
of Buffalo (Snakefoot) iv this county.
E. B. Hassey and son representing the
i Virginia Onyx company, have a force
of hauds engaged in opening up the
quarry preparatory to putting in a
tramway to convey the stone at Rapp's
Mill. At that point they are erecting
buildings iiito which they will put ma
p.hinery to saw and press the stone
The machinery is to be run by water
power. There is enough of this stone
in sight to occupy a force of hands for
some years. The stone waa discovered
several years ago iv a cave on the farm
of J. B. "itapp. Ohio parties bought
the land and opened up the quarry.
They shipped spetimens of the stone
to Cincinnati where it was dressed and
examined by experts. The result of
this examination is that the owners of
the quarry are going systematically to
work to grit out the stone and dress it
for market. Ie wili be hauled to
Buchanan, the nearest station, which
a ten miles distant. The stone is of
many colors. It takes a fine polish
aud is in demand at good prices for the
inside finbh of tiahdjeome' houses and
fur ihe tops of tables and other f jrni
ture,—Po-ahout.-.s Times
I will be at.). A. F.uiver ft Co., Staunton,
Va., every court day. tor the purpose of buy-
Ingfars. Bring in your furs and bides arid
get hi-.rher p'ices. Address
JaatZ-lt Orkney .Springs, Va.
OWre ri'onr 331 Residence Phone 35.%
E. E. Terry, D. V. S.
Diseases oi Domestc Animals Treated.
Office—Central Avenue, near Landes' Livery
To the Voters ofthe City of Staunton:
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
the Office ot Commonwealth's Attorney for
the city of Staunton at the coming municipal
election to be held in May, and subject to the
Democratic primary, and earnestly solicit
your support. If elected I pledge 1115 self to a
raithf ul performance of the duties appertain
ing thereto, Respectfully,
I hereby announce that I will be a candi
date for the position of Commonwealth's At
torney for the city of .Staunton at the muni
cipal election to be held May next, subject to
the Democratic primary, aud trust that I may
i eceive your support.
Very respectfully,
To the Voters of the City of Staunton :
I hereby announce that I will be a candi
date for the position of Commonwealth's At
torney for the city of Staunton at the muni
cipal election to be held In May next subject
to the Democratic primary, and trust that I
may receive your support.
Very respectfully.
To the Voters of the City of Staunton :
Having been reliably informed tnat the
present incumbent of the office of Common
wealth's Attorney for the City of Staunton.
Va., win not be a candidate for re election at
the next municipal election to beheld in May,
ls.is, [ therefore respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for that office, subject to the
Democratic primary election, and trust that I
may receive your support.
Very respectfully,
To the Voters of the City of Staunton :
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney
for the city of Staunton, as a Democratic can
didate, but not subject to a Democratic pri
mary, and I ask the support of the voters of
I hereby announce myself as a candidate or
the office of City Sergeant subject to the Dem
ocratic Primary. If elected, I promise a faith
ful, energetic and prompt performance of the
duties of the office. Respectfully,
3an27 THOS. A. DAWSON.
January 22d, 1898.
: beg leave to announce mv candidacy for
-election to the office of Commissioner of the
evenue, subject to the Democratic primary
nd promise if re-elected a faithful discharge
the dnties of the office to the be3t of niv
bility. I solicit the active support of my
lenus, with a sincere appreciation of their
ast efforts in my behalf.
Very respectfully,
1 nereuy announce myself a candidate for
le office of Commissioner of the Revenue for
ie City of Staunton. Election to be held In
ay next, 1888. Respectfully,
dec9-tde* k. 0. BYERS
Staunton, Va..
Dear Sir- Tho office of Commissioner of the
evenue is one of the most important in the
ft of the people of Staunton. It should be
led by a man who is universally recognized
s capable, conscientious and painstaking,
ore than that, when the city has any favors
bestow, they should go to those who have
yen ungrudgingly of their time and labor to
uild up the city. No man has given more
enerously of both, iv proportion to his
cans. Recognizing your merits, among
hichis your lifelong fidelity to the Demo
atic party, ie is with great pleasure that < - .c
k you to run for Commissioner of the Revc
ue, promising you our hearty support.
In reply to your nattering call on me to an
ounce myself a candidate for Commissioner
the Revenue for the ensuing term, I beg to
y I appreciate most highly the desire ex
>ressed by a large number of my friends thus
;o honor mo. I hereby announce myself,
herefore, a candidate for said office, subject
the decision of a Democratic primary.
My record as a citiz-n of Staunton for 25
ears should testify to my character, and my
ability to administer the office acceptably.
nd to my desire to promote the interests of
the city. Respecttullv,
Staunton, Va.
Dear Sir—There is no man in Staunton het
t,er fitted to perform the dutids of Comujisiou
er of the Revenue th4n yourself, and none
who has worked more faithfully and succeits
fully for the Democratic party. Recognizing
your high Qualifications for the place, and the
esteem In which you are held by the people of
Staunton regardless of party, we respectfully
urgeyouto become a candidate for this office,
subject to a Democratic primary, and pledge
you our earnest support.
in response to the above call I announce 1
myself as a candidate for Commissioner of the
Revenue of the City of Staunton, subject to a
Democratic primary. If elected. It will be my
earnest effort to meat the expectations of my
friends, and to give the city a faithful admin
istration of the office.
Very respecttullv.
Staunton. Va.,
Dear Sir—Fully recognizing your fealty to
the Democratic party, and knowing your su
perior qualifications aud fitness, we respect
fully calm fon you t} announce yourself a
candidate for the office of Commissioner of
the Revenue of this city, subject to a Demo
crstlp primary. If you will become a candi
date, \ye assure you that you will, without a
doubt, receive the nomination at the primary
and the hearty support of your party aud of
many other good citizens, who are not Demo-
Irats, on election day, May tilth, ISPS.
In response to the above call, I hereby an
ounce myself a candidate ror the office of
ommlssiouer of the Revenue for the City of
raunton, subject to the decision of a Demo
•atic primal? election. My long continued
srvlces In the council chamber of my native
ty will be I am sure, a Sufficient guarantee
)my follow citeer.s that any duty thoy see
tto assign to me, win be faithfully dis
lurged. Very respectfully,
J Staunton, Va., Dec. 80,189".
J. Bladen Gibson
Geneveive B. Baylor c-t ala.
All persons interested in the above styled
lancery cause will take notice, that in pnr
lance of a decree of the Circuit Court of An
uta county, entered in said ciuse on Nov.
, 1897, 1 shall at my office in Staunton. Va..
on ..... - ■
Hi'iiesdny, the Bt|l day ot lebruauy, I »..,,
proceed to take the following accounts :—
Ist. The Interest of the plaintiff in the land
described in his bill iv this cause.
2nd. Whether sild interest may be practi
cally laid OJJ in kind and ir not, I shall report
the fae simple value of the land aud whether
I it is to the Interest of t he parties that the same
I shall be sold.
3rd. Any other matters deemed pertinent,
Mastir Commissioner.
| Turk & flolt, p. q.
!' /f- 7 ••■ : .. M- ■ '*&*< * ? -. ; -?'WB&
and is about due, so you had bet
ter have plenty of good, clean
coal in your cellar and be prepar
ed, Old Boreas usually avoids
the domicile that is heated by
Miller's genuine Fire Creek
Lump. Fire Creek Lump Coal
is absolutely free fiom imparities, !
forms no clinker and is in the
cud the cheapest iv the matket.
M.Erskine Miller &Bro.
City Office-W. H. JBarkman's Stoic,
Masonic Temple,
Having resumed business again at the same stand, I res-
pectfully solicit the patronage of all the people.
BRITTAIN, The Druggist,
Corner of Main and Augusta Sis.. Staunton, Va. Marquis Building.
Fancy Flour For Farmers
Will accept 534 bushels of nice wheat iu exchange for 196 pounds of our "Silver Wave"
Fancy Flour (worth 83.30) and 70 pounds of offals.
Corne alone, 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 Christinas, and we guarantee our "Sil-
ver Wave" Patent to be unsurpassed in quality by any flour sold in the city.
JSFWe have in charge of our mill the head miller of the celebrated Callego Mills of
Richmond, Va., and have recently increased our capacity to 210 bailols per diy 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 5*ir wheat.
Very respectfully,
. on J. I. TRIPLETT,
dec 2-2m President and Manager.
in cultivation, tne balance is well timbered.
The improvements consist of a a welling house
and other out bulldings. The owners being
all non-residents of the State are anxious to
sell. A bargain can be had by early applica
tion to JOH\' S. LAMBERT,
dec 9-3rn Lone Fountain, P. 0., Va.
f ARGE FARM FOE SALK.—A splendid
JLi farm in Augusta county, tne richest
quarter of the Valley of Virginir. containing
' about 560 Acres, has on it good new eight room
dwelling, two new barns covered with slate
and painted, other new outbuildings, two or
chards three miles from nearest railway sta
tion with turnpike leading to statlon.in splen
i did state of cultivation, flue spring, plenty of
timber, in sight of churches, mills, stores, etc.
Price $17,50 per acre, on one. two and three
years' time. Has on it now 13 head horses, 50
cattle, 40 hogs, 150 sheep, 10 milch cows, raised
8000 bushels of corn last year, other grain in
proportion. Write for full description to tills
■1M L'N IT El) STATES. A book of two hun
dred pages, containing a catalogue of about
six thousand newspapers, being all that are
erf dited by the Am-rican Newspaper Direc
tory (December addition for ISJTJ with having
regular issues of I,WO copies or more. Also
separate State maps of euch end every State
of the American Union, naming those towns
only in which there nn issued newspapers
having more than 1.000 circulation. This book
(Issued Dee. 15,1*1)7; will be sent, postage paid,
to any ad Iress. on receipt of $1. Address The
Geo. P. Koweil Advertising Co., 10 Spruce St.,
Staunton, Va., Jan. 1?, 1898.
James F. Moses.
Joshua Robinson.
All persons Interested in the above styled
chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pur
suance of a decree of the circuit court of Au
gusta county, entered in said cause on Nov.
j 23.1597,1 shall at my office In Staunton, Va., on
Saturday, Fet>. J 2. |S9B,
| proceed to Igcartsin and report to court as
Ist. The real estate owned by Joshua Rob
| ioson; the nature and condition of the title
thereto, and its fee simple and aniual rental
2d. The liens binding the same in the order
of their priority.
31. Any other matters deemed pertinent,
etc. It. E. R. NELSON,
I Commissi'-nor in Chancery
j F. B. Kennedy, p. q. Jan 13 «
VIRGINIA. In the Circuit Court of Augus
f to County, November 15th, 1597.
G. If. Crawford and others, Plaintiffs
Levi M. Monroe and J. N. Monroe hi:
i v tie 8. E. Shelton, T. Roby tjnd V. 'J.
I Roby his wife, Defendants.
In Chancery.
On the petition of Wm. Patrick tiled in the
above styled cause by leave of court on the
date above named
The object of this petition is to recover a fee
to be paid out of the Joint fund in this cause
forthe prosecution of this suit.
And it appearing by affidavit tiled that the
pefendants, Levi M. Monroe, J. >• Monroe, T.
Roby and F. J Roby, are non-residents of this
State, it is ordered that they severally appear
bare within fifteen days after due publication
hereof and do what is necessary to protect
their interests iv this petition.
you ought to have—try them yourself.
You will find that you will see better,
that that headace you haven't heen able
to acco.uni for, and which is really caus
ed by an undue strain on theoptic nerve,
has disappeared as if by magic.
Physicians' and Oculists'prescriptious
H L LANS, Optician.
l™ • :oA, ■ j- V.ii
or*« -■'■■' r *« ' reat care in its selection.
* Urt, stoma and clinkers and in
t » combustion, are some of
i on Low Price is another.
will be carefully crated.
W. A. MoCOMU. Proprietor,
ShenandoahValley Herd,
oct 14 6mos Arbor Hill Va.
CroMnole Boards!
at our store. You will receive
the best of attention and the
best of goods, at. the lowest
possible prices for high grade
goods. We would like to do
your repairing also. We givo
you promptness and the best,
of workmanship and don't
charge you much either.
Switzer & Grubert, i
Jewelers, +
No. 3 E. Main St., Staunton, Va. £
New Is the Time to Pair*
I am the agent for the Old Reliable
Loipaii & Martinez Paini
which will cost you less money
than lead or any other prepared
paint. If you expect to paint, call
and examine prices, &c, before
purchasing elsewhere.
B. F. HUGHES, Druggist
No. 5 South Augusta Street.
V/ Staunton, Va., Jan. 17th, law.
William Trayer, etc.
Henry M. Trayer. et als.
All persons interested In the above - vied
chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pur
suance of a decree of tho circuit court of Au
gusta county entered in said cause on D«e I
1897,1 shall at my office in Staunton, v Ull on.
Saturday, February 36th, IS9&,
proceed to take, state and settle the folio wine
accounts: "
Ist. Of the real estate upon which the lodg
ment ot the plaintiff is a lien;
2d. Of tho condition of the title to sucn real
estate, Its annual rental and fee simple Hire
3d. Of the liens binding the same in tl.e or
der of their i riority;
4th. Of any other matters deemed pertinent
tc - „ X- E- R. NELSON.
Commissioner in Chanctrv
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