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Staunton $?ttiaiar
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circulation in Augusta county
than any Newspaper published.
The subscription list is open to
beautifully printed at the Spectator
office. An elegant new line of type
will be stopped when a person's time has
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All kinds of Job work done at this office.
A bill to repeal the charter of the town
of Greenville has been passed by the leg
James A. Clayton died at his home near
Deerfield, Augusta county, Jan. 15th, 1898,
in the 72th year of his age.
Tuesday afternoon continuous thunder
was heard followed by a short heavy show
The Railroad Hospital at Clifton Forge,
now has eleven patients which shows the
great value of 3uch an institution.
A negro boy said to be from Staunton, |
whose name Is Wm. Douglas escaped from j
the jail at Lexington last week.
Wm. T. Appling has leased the all Heal
ing Springs of Craig county for the ensuing
The account of the county against the
city for use of the jail from July 1, 1894, to
July 1,1897, has been fixed by the commit
tee appointed for that purpose at §1,600.
When you come to town and wish envelopes
letter-heads, bill heads or any other kind of
job work done, call at the Spectator and
Vindicator Office.
the name of the D. D. & B. Institution of
i city has been changed to by the Legis
lre to "The Virginia School for the Deaf
the Blind."
Mrs. Agnes S. Carr. formerly of Augusta
lounty, died at her home near Eddy, Mc
.ennan county, Texas, on the 12th of Janu
John Goodall, Esq., died of Bright's dis
se, at his home two miles west of Lewis
rg, W Va., last Thursday morning, the
tt ins*., aged about 75 years,
he Klondike social given by the ladies
le Second Presbyterian church last Fii
" ; <*ht was a s::':al and financial suo
handsome sum was netted which
church improvements.
ace S. Rader, Esq., of Greenbrier
, died at his home in Williamsburg
t, Monday, the 17th. He was about
|"8 of age, and an elder brother of A.
Isaturday morning of last week, a
Kd collision occurred at Brooks, just
■Hiuion, W. Va., at the end of the
Htrack, resulting in the instant death
I. Day, brakeman.
■ted citizen of the Spottswood neigh-
I felJ-at Iris home<faSst«rday night
poke bis thigh. It is reported that he
log quite well at this writing.
jart Carlisle, of Monroe county, was
rfully hurt by a falling tree last week.
s right arm and three*ribs were broken,
■d he was otherwise seriously injured. He
still living, with some hope of recovery.
Wednesday night of last week Rev. G. W.
nley, D. D., of Fishersville, addressed
c John Bowie Strange Camp Confederate
sterans at Charlottesville in commemora
>n of General Lee, his subject being "The
ldier of the Confederate Army.'.
Miss Annie A. Lambert died at her home
ar Dorcas this county, Monday evening,
n. 17th. Miss Lambert was a worthy
iristian lady and was aged 72 years. She
is 30 years a member of the U. B. Church,
ir remains were buried in the Olivet Semi
ry. Funeral by the Rev. J. E. Hott, her
stor. The pall-bearers were: James A.
ichacl, A. C. Stoutemoyer.Kenney Daggy.
3. L, Kawley.C. Hammer, Geo. W. Wal
rVoodford Scams, a well known and re
ntable colored man, of Lewisburg, W.
i., died at his home there, Friday, I4th
t., aged 72 years. Uncle Woodford in
,ye time belonged to the late Henry Ers
le. of Lewisburg, and through his daugh
fell to Wm. W. Boyd, of Bnchanan, Va.
was porter in the Lewisburg Hotel for
irs, and was well known to the traveling
tis understood that Mr. Brown Allen,
o has been renominated by the President
marshal of the western district of Vir
ia, and who appeared before a sub com
;tee of the Senate judiciary committee j
day last to explain the protest against
confirmation made by Congressman
st, republican from his own State, made
ither unfavorable impression, and that!
indications now are that he will not be
ifirmed.—Alex. Gazette,
'he Town Council of Woodstock is in
lison with the Southern Railway Cor
ny by demanding rent for the handsome
senger depot erected there a few years
by the Baltimore & Ohio. It appears
; the site of the building was donated by
ju, to remain the property of the rail
.jinpany so long as the building was
is a passenger depot. By the abandon
of the Valley Division to the Southern,
claimed, the property in question legal
'erts to the corporation of Woodstock
k claim for rent has consequently been
. The management of the Southern
declare that they will use the old
bt depot, (which their company owns)
11 purposes, rather than pay the rent
nded, or that they will fit up a freight
i a side track and use it for a ticket
offioe.—Rockingham Register.
; the meeting of the Advisory Camp C.
n Lynchburg on Thntsday of last week,
r the Stubbs matter had been disposed
he following resolution was offered by
t. Jno. N. Opie, commander of Stone
l Jackson camp.
tesolved. That we, the Advisory Coun
f the Grand Camp of Confederate Ve
is of the State of Virginia, do hereby
mmend that tho legislature of the St?te
in session at Richmond adopt some
aire that will make proper provision
lie disabled and indigent Confederate
:ans, and if necessary, make a slight
sase of general taxation for that purpose,
iving as we do, that it will meet with
learty approval of the tax payers of the
c resolution, after considerable discus
in the course of which Major N. V.
lolph gave a most interesting talk on
sondition of the Confederate soldiers
especially the Soldiers' Home, was
has been named as Consul to succeed Cap
Thos. S. Doyle at Beirut, Syria.
A gentleman of Staunton who has a num
her of fine pear trees iinds that they are li
erally covered with San Jose Sale. Nothing
can save the trees. They are too far gone
Maj. Jed Hotchkiss has prepared for sub
mission to the legislature a bill to provid
for a thorough geological survey of th
State, to be prosecuted gradually but stead
ily and continuously.
Geo. F. Sager of North Bristol, Ohio
spent Saturday in the city. He is prospecl
ing with a view to starting a plant to man
facture metal rooting here.
After au idleness of eight years the oldes
and largest manufacturing industry of Win
Chester is to start up again, It is the Win
Chester Paper Mill. It will get under way
by spring. The managers are now busy
putting everything in shape.
The Bank of Princeton, Mercer county
W. Va., was lately swindled out of $1,005
by a forged check on Baldwin Ballard, o
Monroe county. The swindler is a large
man, about 50 years of age, and gave his
name as O. P. Lilly.
The Little Kanawha railway has been
completed through Wood county, and the
8180,000 bonds voted to aid the enterprise
have been issued and delivered to the rail
road company. The road will De completed
to Elizabeth, adistanceof tvventy-fivemiles,
before the middle of February.
IS. Moomau and Mason Mathews of
isburg, W. Va., have bought the entire
; of drugs, fancy articles, etc., now in
rug store of O. P. Sydenstricker & Co.,
will hereafter conduct the business at
Id stand under the firm name of £. S.
nau & (Jo.
c County Court of Webster county has
■ed an election to be held in Fork Lick
ict on February 10th, to vote upon the
proposition to give ?10,000 to aid in build
ing a narrow gauge railroad from Hard
wood to Addison.
Key. Dr. A. K. Cocke of Waynesboro,
delivered an able address at the Second
Presbyterian church Sunday morning, It
being the occasion of the first semi-annual
meeting of the Marie Pratt Missionary So
ciety. In the evening he addressed the
Christian Endeavor Society.
Next Friday evening at 7.30 o'clock, a
Sunday school mass meeting is to be held in
the First Presbyterian churoh, oonducted
by Prof. Hamil of Illinois. The meeting
is under the auspices of the Sunday School
Society of Virginia.
The city council have contracted with a
Lynchburg company for 50,000 vitrified
bricks for paving Johnson street from Au
gusta street to the bridge over tha creek at
Thornburg's stables, and from there to
Lewis street Belgian blocks will be used.
The work will be done at once, and will be
a great improvement.
Senator Southall, the Superintendent-elect
of Public Instruction, has introduced a bill
providing for a board of seven persons to
prepare annually a list of questions upon
which applicants for school teachers' cer
tificates shall be examined. The replies to
the questions are to be returned to the board
and those who pass are te be graded.
Mr. J. C. Carpenter, of Clifton Forge, has
leased the new store room, recently built by
him, on Main street, next door to Moody
aud Smith's Hardware store to Messrs.
Shelton aud Troutof Waynesboro, Va.. who
will iv the near future open a dry goods
store there.
Miss Chloe Tyler Sams, the daughter of
the Rev. J. Julius Sams, D. D., was married
to Edward Duffy of the Baltimore bar on
Tuesday, at G p. in. at Holy Trinity church.
Owing to tho recent death of Mrs. Horace
H. Sams of Norfolk, Va., the bride's autit
no invitations were issued. Miss Sams is
well known iv Staunton where she has
spent some time on various occasions with
tier sister, Mrs. J. Addison Cooke.
An order was entered correcting erroneous
assessment of taxes, charged to H. H.
Blease, special receiver.
In the matter of the road petition of John
W. Montgomery aud others near Deeifield,
J. Frank Clemmer, E. J. Wayland and S.
C. Brown were appointed commissioners to
assess damages to the contestant, W. C.
Craig, who are required to act on February
12th next.
Key. J. J. White, oftbe Baptist church,
Basic City, Va., was licensed to cele
brate the rites of marriage.
George W. Crosby was appointed adminis
trator of the estate of John H. Crosby, de
The wiil of Simon Coiner was admitted
to probate with Philip M. Coiner, adminis
trator, c. t. a., the value of estate being
The petition of J. A. Miller and others
for a road in North Kiver wns referred to
the road board.
Henry M. Spencer appeared in court and
resigned his committeeship of George W.
Reports of the road board of North Kiver
were presented showing the construction of
the road petitioned for by W. H. Splaun
and others with cost of construction of $125;
of the petition of J. H. Kuff and others with
cost of construction of §201.50, both of which
were certified to the board of supervisors
for payment.
Henry A Black resigned the guardianship
of George A. and Mariah May Harper.
George A. Craun was appointed guardian
of Pearl F. Dice.
The will of Mrs. Sarah B. Leeper was ad
mitted to probate with J. Wellington Spitler
as executor. The estate is valued at §1,590.
The application of Patrick Loyd, ex-Con
federate soldier for a pension, was allowed.
He will receive §15 a year.
The bridge petition of C. S. Patterson and
others.at Hsrriston, Middle Kiver District,
was heard and certified to the board of su
pervisors for an appropriation of §4,589 for
Deatn of Mrs McNutt.
Mrs. Ellen Tate Steele McNutt, wife of
Mr. B. F. McNutt, of the Newport section,
died at her home on the 31st of December,
1897. On January Ist the remains were laid
to rest in the cemetery at New Providence,
of which church Mrs. McNntt had been a
lifelong member. The funeral services
were conducted by the pastor, Key. G. A.
Wilson. Deceased had been a great suffer
er for years with a complication of diseases.
Her husband, two brothers and two sisters
survive her, Messrs. William and A. H.
Steele, of Middlebrook; Mrs. T. S. Hogs
head, of the Strihling Springs community,
aud Mrs. J. A. Brown, of Texas.
New Members of tho City Democratic Com
Messrs. E. M. Harman and J. Baldwin
Ranson have been elected members of the
Democratic City Committee in place of
Messrs Jas. K. Taylor, Jr., and E. W.
Stewart, who will be candidates for the city
council, and Mr. Hugh H. Kerr, was elect
ed to succeed Mr. W. B. McChesney, resi
Death of Col Hiner.
Col. Benjamin Uiner,{an aged citizen of
Highland county, died at his home iv Mc-
Dowell, on Friday, the 25th inst, after a
long Illness, aged 88 years and six months.
He leaves three sons— Capt. Harman Hiner.
John J. Hiner and William Hiner. He was
a prominent citizen of that county nearly
all his life aud was esteemed by all who
knew him.
Miss Birdie Bell left Saturday for a visit
to Baltimore.
Mrs. Charles A. Holt is in Woodstock, on
a visit to her mother and relatives.
Mrs. Kent and Miss Kent, of Wytheville.
are guests of Capt. George M. Cochran.
Albert Hoge is again at home for a few
days from the V. M. I.
Mr. G. F. Irvine, of Long Glade, is visit
ing his brothers in Charlottesville.
Mr. J. B. Andrews, of Charlottesville,
was in the city this week.
Mamie Sullivan is in Harrisonburg,
visiting friends.
Key. U. F. Scheelespent Tuesday in Basic
W. L. Olivier went to Washington Tues
day on a short business trip.
T. C. Prince, superintendent Valley
Branch of the B. & O. is in the city.
Mrs. Donald Allen and sister, Miss Haile
Tuesday went to Washington on a visit.
Mrs. W. W. Gordon, of Washington, is
visiting Mrs. M. E. Miller, at "Eastwood"
Fitzhugh Elder left Monday for Balti
more, where he attended the Duffy-Sams'
wedding on Wednesday.
Hon. M. L. Walton, of Woodstock, has
declined the position of colonel on Gov.
Tyler's staff.
Miss Edith Cornell Duble, of Williams
port, Pa., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. H.
F. Scheele.
Mrs. J. M. Wells and children, who have
been visiting in Mississippi, have returned
Prof. Wm. A. Bowles, of the D. D. & B.
1., went to Richmond this week to make a
statement before a legislative committee.
Lemuel Parker, until recently janitor of
the Masonic Temple, has gone to Newport
News to seek employment.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. S. Stickley, who have
boen visiting friends in the Valley, have
returned to their home in Candauian, Texas.
Capt. Jno. N. Opie, after being at Lynch
burg to attend the Advisory Council came
to Staunton and spent a day or two at his
Mr Gtlmore Patten, prosecuting attorney
of Monroe county, W. Va., &as In Staunton
for a few days this week on a visit to hU
cousin, Mr. A. C. Braxton.
Mrs. Willis C. Campbell, daughter of Mr.
Samuel Campbell, was married on the 23rd
inst., at Stuart's Draft, to Mr, Gilbert
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Johnson and little
daughter of Mt. Sidney, after spending sev
eral days with Mrs. Johnson's parents here,
Gen. James A. Longstreet has been con
firmed as railroad commissioner to succeed
Gen. Wade Hampton, in spite of the opposi-
Mrs. Williams, of Warrenton, who has
been visiring her daughter at the Mary
Baldwin Seminary, left Tuesday for St.
Miss M. Blannie Frost, of Kentucky, was
a few days ago summoned to Staunton on
account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. M.
N. Bradley, who has pneumonia. Mrs.
Bradley is improving.
Mrs. Cora Turner Freijs (Fries,) who for
the past two or three weeks was visitiug her
father and family at her old home, No. 15
Fayette street, left last week for Indiana
polis, where she now resides. !
Mrs. O. H. Gresham and her little daugh
rer, Virginia, left yesterday morning for
their future home at Hagerstown, Md.,
where Mr. Gresham is the manager of the
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Louis Witz, who went south for his health,
has been much benefitted. He is now in
Mexico. He has had some flattering offers
to form business connections in Texas. His
brother, Julius Witz was also in Texas, has
Messrs. Geo. K. and Alex. Hanger, the
former of Salisbury, N. C, and the latter
of Portsmouth, Va., have been visiting
their mother, Mrs. M. M. Hanger, of Way
nesboro, for some days and were in Staun
ton on Monday visiting friends.
Messrs. G. M. Bear of Churchville, J. N.
Mohler of Mt. Solon, D. A. Bell of Fish
ersville, Key. Samuel Driver of New Hope,
G. E. Sclnnuclier, B. F. Smith, and J. C.
Ritchie, were amongst the callers at this
Mr. Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court, left last Thursday for Florida,
where he will spend several weeks with his
wife's sister, Mrs. Samuel M. Bailey, on
Santa Bal Island. The island is on the I
Gulf Coast south of Tampa in the midst of
the trucking district, with a climate that is
almost tropical. The pleaure of the jour
ney was considerably marred by a severe
shaking up that Mr. Woodward received,
when his train which was running at full
speed came in contact with a freight train
that was taking a siding north of Charles
ton, S. C. Two negroes were killed and
several of the train men injured. Mr. I
Woodward escaped injury and proceeded on |
his way the next day.
Sudden Death of Mr. M. Shanholtzer.
On Wednesday morning of last week about
o'clock, Mr. M. Shanholtzer, of this city,
ropped dead while walking along the B.
O. track just south of Pleasant Valley.
On Tuesday night Mr. Shanholtzer com
ained of the way he felt, but on Wednes
ay morning he was appearently in his
ual good health, and having some busi
ess to attend to at Pleasant Valley, he
jarded the early morning train for that
dace. After arriving there he inspected
me track work, and started to walk to Mt.
rawford, saying that he would rather walk
an ride. Mr. Carver, the track foreman j
r that section, decided to walk with him.
he two walked along together and had
one about a half mile when suddenly Mr.
lanholtzer dropped to his knees, exclaim
d "My God" and clutched at his heart.
r. Carver quickly ran to him, but before
c could leach him he had expired. His
ody was borne back to Pleasant Valley
id placed on the train that leaves there at
30 and tbrought to the city
At the time of his death, Mr. Shanholtzer
as track inspector of the Valley Branch
f the B. & 0.. and had been a resident of ;
taunton for some years. He came here I
om Springfield, W. Va. Mr. Shan
holtzer was in his 55th year, and was a de
vout member of the Presbyterian church.
His wife and four daughters survive him.
Hustings Court.
In the case of Heinz, etc., against Heyd
enreich, etc., a decree was rendered inter
preting the will of Mrs. Heydenreich, and
confirming the partition of the estate and
irecting a sale of the share of Oscar F.
Heydenreich, or so much therefore as may
be necessary to pay his debts.
In the case of the Home Building and |
Loan Association against Julius C. Scheffer I
there was an order entered recommitting to
the commissioner for an additional report
as to the value of the personal property un
der deed of trust to Mrs. E. J. Claxton, of
what this property consists and where situ-1
ated, and to take an additional account of
the property of Mr. Scheffer. j
The great strike of the 800 men em
ployed in engineering trades in Eng
land, Scotland and Ireland, has been
ended by the executive committee of
the engineers recommending to the
men to yield to the demand of the em.
|>m Maj. Koiner to Mr. Tucker.
'he following letter is of peculiar inter
and speaks for itself :
Fishersvillk, Va , Jan. 19,1898.
S. H. St. G. Tucker..
Dear Sir—Please accept my thanks for
)py of the subjects on which your law
3S was examined recently. The topics
icate the thorough history and sound
policy which you are pursuing. To teach
young men the true theory and fundamen
tals of our system of government is now a
work of greatest need. The doctrines laid
down by the Fathers was wisely conceived
and expressed in relation to persons and
things as they then existed; but, the condi
tions have changed; new factors have been
Kroduced, new peoples crowd to the front,
ershadowing the past, demanding recog
ion and settlement, or anarchy; and then
military despotism. The railway systems
local and national, have become the expo
nents of the prosperity and greatness of the
country. Their operating provoke conflicts
with persons and artificial bodies, which
can only be regulated by law. Their amen
ability to the government, as public ser
vants, must be Indellibly impressed by
law, upon their management. Their power
and duties must be equally well settled, to
give permanence to their operations, stabil
ity and confidence to business. Protection
to the operatives and their relation to the
corporations must be defined and enforced
by law. Railways and operatives must be
made to know that in their capacities they
are legalized and paid servants of the pub
lic aud dare not delay aud Incommode the
public with impunity.
The railway must be conducted on the
principle that it shall not fail, or cease on
account of the management, or the opera
tives. It is public for its uses, and private
property for its profits, aud permanent foi
all—grievances settled by law The dis
crediting conflicts and wars between other
corporations and their employees must be
averted, by defined limitations of rights,
determined on principles of equity. Com
bines, or Trusts for fraudulent purposes
must be prohibited aud punished. The
strain upon our social and political organi
zation has become so intense as to immi
nently threaten serious consequences. The
establishment of order in relation, harmo
ny in operation; permanence and confidence
in business, on the principles of the consti
tutions and laws, is the great work of the
present generation of statesmen and philos
ophers. Then piospeiity and contentment
L will return. To accomplish these results
education and moral obligation, the highest
scientific legal attainments, regulated by
broad common sense, courage, energy and
patriotic co-operation will be necessary,
throughout the land. A country with i
business and population so largely absorb
I and controlcd by corporations, com
;s and trusts, to several degrees, presen
roblem for solution and assimilator
cess of reduction to a government o
and by the people, which has no prec
t. Mr. Tucker, you are of the fourt
eration of great legal minds, oooupyin
gh position of influence. The countr
I expect your whole duty iv this behalf
Yours, &c , A. Koiner.
the Spectator;
like Senator Opie. He is not a clam
i Spectator has intimated that he shou
speak often; but the point was not we
en. For, I repeat, Opie is no clam. Th
son who expects him not to talk nev
; the Senator. He has been criticised f
ie of his speeches. But criticism
ap. Anybody can criticize. Opies CO
vents are not going to get mad with hi
abusing the Gold Bugs generally, an
'errall particularly, though some o
in may question the good taste of his i
atiou of regret that the latter go out
office "iin/umg," as well as "unwept, am
uusung." But that is only a matter of tast
and there is no accounting for taste. Lea
ing ont the county judgeship question, t
Democrats who nominated, and electai
Opie are pleased with his record so far. I
I offered some good bills. The one 100
to a general reduction of salaries w
he right direction. And his propositio
ombiue the different elections, and hay
er of them, is, also, good. I have nev
l able to understand the Senator's pos
. iv the judgeship matter, and I will no
efore, comment on it; except that I wa
i to see that a remark of his, in that co
:ion, hnd the effect of bringing our re
ntative from Middle river to his fee
'thiag that brings that honorable ge
lan to the floor is highly to be comment
Usually he is as little heard from
the "absent Doctor from Middle Riv
rict" in our county convention. Ser
y, Walker is a sensible, practical leg;
r, and should talk on his feet nior
rchman has offered two bills—both ba
iis to extend the jurisdiction of magi
trate (one of whom he is which, as Josh
Billings would say) in civil cases to two
hundred and fifty dollars. Being a J
himself, the gentleman from South Riv
Iy see more need for this change than w
His other bill Jooks to taking fro
je earners, heads of families, the exem
l they now enjoy from garnishmen
en the debt is for rent or for family su
js. 1 think both these unnecessary, an
vise, but the Legislative committee ha
orted the last measure favorably, ant
possibly both may meet tha approval of m
friends constituents. 1 hope so, for I lik
(gentleman mnch, and lam glad to s
moving. Bettei make some mistak
v not do anything. Don't be a clam.
Highland Items.
he little three-year-old daughter of M
Mrs. Henry Gutshall, of Wilsonsvill
lof inflammation of the lungs, on las
irday night.
r. Dorm Sullenberger returned last Sa
uuay, from Johns Hopkins Uospityl. Asid
from being weakened somewhat by the tr
lis doing well,
in old gentleman and his wife are ma
their way very slowly, through tn
lutry, from New' York city to Charlesto
Va. A good sized house built on awa
drawn by one horse, is their mode o
vel. They left New York the first
Jol. D. V. Ruckman spent Tuesday nigl
Hotel Star, returning to his home at Lon
I Glade Wednesday. Mr. Ruckman tells v
he is wintering about 400 head of cattle o
his farm in this county and at his home i
A petition directed to Mr. James Cros
contractor on the Monterey and Staunto
mall line, requesting him not to haul whi
key on his hacks, is being circulated in an
near Monterey.
Hon. Charles P. Jones is spending th
week in Richmond. He will return by wa
of Lynchburg and visit his daughter, who
thereat school.
| After visiting friends in Staunton several
days, Mr. Chas. K. Newman and his bride
returned to his home at Ctabbottom, Tues-
Excurslons to Washinstou, D. C. Via Ches.
and Ohio liy. Feb. 17th, March 17th,
April 14th, and May 12th.
The Ches. and Ohio Ry. will run excur
sions to Washington on the above dates, at
$5.75 further round trip. Tickets on sale for
trains iNos. 2 and 4cf those dates leaving
Staunton at 2:07 a. m. and 11:00 a, m., good
to return on any train within ten days.
Tickets are good going only on dates and
trains mentioned. For further information
call on or address. James Keil, Jr.,
P. &T. A., C. &O. Ry„
Staunton, Va.
Pocahontas Items.
I. B. Moore returned from the eastern
market last week, bringing a fine lot of two
year old cattle with him.
Congressman Dorr has introduced a bit
to pension Isaac W. Allen of this county, a
captain of an independent company, at ?25
per month.
The second trial of the "boat case" was
held last Saturday before another jury and
resulted in the conviction of Ott Dilley.
The fine was fixed at ten dollars and costs.
Capt. A. M. Edgar has returned from the
Johns Hopkins Hospital greatly improved
lin health. Amputation was thought to be
necessary at one time, but it was finally de
cided that the hand could be saved.
R. W. Hill and E. L. Beard have bought
the Wm. H. Overholt lands in this county,
having paid off the lien due Capt. Alex.
Last Tuesday Wm. Baxterof Edray, went
to look at the Locust Creek mill property;
with a view of buying it.
Wm. Sharp, Esq., at Edray, severely in
jured his foot with an axe while brushing
one day last week. He is doing quite well.
Preston Baxter, a young farmer near
ray, met with a similaraccident, and is also
laid up for repairs.
tThe report is prevalent here that immedi
te preparations are being made to move
ie Buckhannon saw-mill to the forks of
rreenbrier river in advance of the railroad.
The manner iv which the report came is that
John Holland of Green Bank, has arrived
from Buckhannon where he saw Capt. Wm.
Hevener, the contractor, who is advertising
for forty 4-horse teams to move the machi
nery from Buckhannon. The mill will be
transported there by rail. This is one of
the best equipped mills in the State, and
credence is given the rumor by the fact that
Col. McGraw is the owner of the mill. AJ
citizen of Green Bank has gone to Buck-I
lannon to see about the contract. The job I
hould be done by Pocahontas teams.
Three horse thieves are now in the jail I
at Marlinton, the latest addition being John
Wilfong who stole John R. Warwick's
horse near Green Bank, and sold it to Isaac I
Hevener of Rockingham. This man isj
married and his wife and six children arel
n lowa. He was about to marry a woman j
Kefield, Va., wheu arrested. Horse
g has become so common in this
that one of the accused is reported
o have remarked that he didn't see why
hey made so much fuss about it.
Jan. 24.—Mr. John H. Rush, a highly
steemed citizen of this community, met
with a serious and painful accident last
Saturday night. He went on the back porch
of his residence and the wind having blown
out the light he was carrying, he made a
misstep and fell to the ground. The fall
was not a long one, but it resulted in break
ne the bone at the hip joint. He is resting
well today. He has the sympathy of many
riends in his affliction.
Death has been doing its work near here
ately. Saturday, the 16th, Mrs. Ada Bell
Crickard died near Raphine, after a linger
ng illness with consumption, aged 30 years.
She leaves a husband, Mr. Thos. B. Crick
ard, and three children to mourn their loss.
Tuesday, the 18th, Lula Fainter, daughter
of Mr. John F. Fainter, near Lofton, died,
aged 7 years. Funeral services at Mt. Joy
Chapel, conducted by Rev. A. H. Hamilton
he pastor.
On Wednesday, the 19th, at Raphine, Mrs,
iatherine Thomasson, passed away at an
advanced aged. Funeral services from Mt.
Carmel, conducted by Rev. J. W. Canter of
There is a great deal of sickness among
the people at this time. On account of scar
let fever the public school at Raphine has
been closed. The disease is in a mild form,
and it is hoped that it may soon disappear.
One case t* Inch has excited wide spread
interest is that of little Sallie Fix, daugh
ter of Wm. H. Fix, Esq., near Spottswood.
She has been extremely ill for 10 days with
typhoid fever, and is still in a critical con
Mr. Alex. Bouquardof Staunton, has been
visiting here since Saturday.
Mr. Isaac N. Cox and Miss Addie Camp
bell, both of Rockbridge, will be married
ieie tomorrow.
New Advertisements.
Mr. A. A, Eskridge, a well known citi
zen, announces himself a candidate for the
office of Commissioner of the Revenue, sub
ect to the democratic primary.
Mr. Thos. A. Dawson announces himself
a candidate for the office of City Sergeant,
subject to the democratic primary.
McH. Holliday, the up-to date shoe deal
er, calls attention to his cork-soled shoes
and rubbers. See his advertisement.
Reliability in carriages and buggies is
what Hardy & Son advertise to-day. They
also manufacture them at their factory
corner of Main and Market street.
Mr. H. U. Biller, of Orkney Springs, tells
our people that he will be in the city every
court-day to buy furs and hides. He will
be at J. A. Fauver & Co.'s store.
Capt. Thos. J. Crowder announces him
self a candidate for re-election to the office
cf Commissioner of the Revenue, subject to
the democratic primary.
Capt. H. M. Mcllhany, who is so well
known to our citizens, is also a candidate
for Commissioner of the Revenue, subject
to the democratic primary.
Capt. F. B. Berkeley, who has been a
member of the city council for many years,
announces himself a candidate for the of
fice of Commissioner of the Revenue, sub
ject to the democratic primary.
♦ • »
Death of a Former Augusta county Citizen.
The Vicksburg Herald gives the follow
ing account of the death of Dr. J. B. Guthrie,
who formerly lived in this county, akd who
has many relatives and friends here. Dr.
J. B. Guthrie, late of Tensas parish, La.,
one of the best known, most popular and
wealthy of the physicians of Natchez, Miss.,
died at the residence in that city, at 11:30
o'cleck, Tuesday morning, 18th inst.,after a
lingering illness. He was a native of Roan
oke county, Va., about 49 years of age, and
a leading spirit in the Natchez Drug Com
pany. He leaves a widow and three small
Ben to mourn his demise. His remains
aterred in the Natchez cemetery.
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
ft 1,
Absolutely Pure
The Cincinnati Price-Current of last
Thursday says:—
The past week has continued com
paratively mild in temperature, with
more or less rain in the central regions,
and snows westward. Where the enow 6
have disappeared the condition of the
wheat is for the most part reported to
be favorable. There has been some
freezing aud thawing, but there is lit- j
tie of complaint or of serious appre
hension as to unfavorable effects there- j
from. Taken altogether the winter
has had little to disturb the wheat
plant, and much to improve its general
status. Limited areas have had more
or less of drawbacks. j
The extent of moisture recently ex
perienced in the West, with the mild
temperature, have been calculated to
bring about a change in condition of
country roads, which had to an un
usual extent maintained favorable-con
ditions, but which now have become
so muddy as to interrupt the move
ment of produce. Undef*this situation
the current marketing of grain is re
duced, and may continue to be of re
stricted proportions in the near future.
The wheat markets have been com
paratively steady, there being little of
new feature in the general situation.
Here and there holders of wheat in the
interior who have been hoping for con
siderably better prices have shown
evidences of discouragement, and have
either been putting their holdings, all
or partly, on the market,or making in
quiries of dealers in such manner as to
indicate their increasing doubt as to
the future. This has been evident
mere especially in localities where the
growing crop is developing favorably.
The long deferred advance which has
been expected in prices of wheat has
become a factor calculated to increase
the uncertainty of better prices. The
markets close moderately higher than
a week ago. I
Bay wheat at Chicago closed
below the highest point of the
k, fe above the lowest point, and
ower than a week ago.
Corn at Chicago for May clos
ed fc below the highest, point of the
week, Ie above tha lowest point and
le lower than a week ago
Wheat receipts at primary markets
were 2,477,000 bushels for the week
against 3,454,000 the preceding week
anc 1 685,000 last year.
Corn receipts were 4,551,000 bushels,
against 5,368,000 the preceding week,
and 2,764,000 last year.
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Educate Your Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Commissioners' Sale
als. v». Mary J. Miller et als," the undersigned
commissioners will offer for sale, at pub
auction, to the highest bidder, in front of t
court.house in the City of Staunton, Virgin
Monday, February 28th, 1838, at V) at,
of that day, the following real estate belor
ing to the estate of William MiUcr, deceost
to-wit: The farm belonging to tHe sain esta
situated about four miles west of Mlddlebrot
in said county of Augusta, adjoining flic lan
of Geo. Miller, John Kunkle's Heirs aud othe
known as the "North Mountain Farm." ant
designated on the plat of the lands of said c
tate as lots 1, 2,3 and 4; lots 1 and 2 corttainin
101 acres, 2 roods and 30 poles, and lot 3 oo
tainlng «5 acres, 2 roods and 38.poles, beln
Mountain land adjoining the above. L,ot 4 i
also mountain land adjoins the above trac
and contains 110 acres, 2 roods and 20 pole
only one-halt undivided Interest of which wi
■ tracts of land will be offered for sale
MS OF SALE:—Cash sufficient to p
if suit and sale and the residue in thr
innual payments, bearing Interest fro
f sale for wuich deferred payments t
purchaser will be required to execute bom
with approved personal security, the title
Ii property to be retained as ultimate g
rk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augas
County, to-wit:
i Jos. n. Woodward, Clerk of the Court af a
d do certify that W. H. Landes has c
ecuted the bond required by decree of sale in
the chancery cause of B. W. Shuey et als. vs.
Mary J. Miller et als, now pending in
said Court.
Given under my hand this 26th day of
January IS9S
Wet feet, doctor's bills;
Dry feet, cork-soled Shoes or
Rubbers. We have both.
Men's—40c, 50c and 75e,
McH. Holllday,
Up-To-Date Shoo House,
Are pouring money all
all over the country, but
you will not Lave to spend
much of it to furnish
your children with all
the School Books and
School Supplies that they
will need during the next
session, provided you
leave your order with
i Bookseiler and Stationer-
! 22 West Main Street.
We have the exclusive control of this brand, and it is
the best 5c Cigar on the market. Try them.
HOGSHEAD, HANGER & CO., Druggists.
Staunton Markets.
Spectator Officb.
Stacnton. Va.. Jan. 26,1888.
Country Produce.
Flour—patent $ (555 0
family Ist tosoo
Newprocess t04.75
New process, extra t375fa)4.00
Wheat old
new a 9O
Feathers 50c
Lard sa6c
Oats—shelled @25
New Potatoes-Irish a6O
Rye to
Tallow •>%
Vinegar—pureapple IZHc
Wool—unwashed 17Xc
Wool-washed : 20
Apples green perbushel GOaICO
New Bacon—country cured.
Beeswax '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'..'. 20
Butter al3
Cornmeal !.'..'"....'.'.'.'..'...'.'! —(840
Eggs 8
Mixed Hay 6.00 a 8.00
lothy Hay Bfn a 9.80
er Hay 5.00 a 6.00
er Seed $3 Ooa3 50
Groceries. Etc.
Os—country, see country produce,
sstern, canvas hams ®12%
i long clear sides a7c
; short clear sides 7c
" " bellies 6a7c
CoalOll [email protected]
Coffee—Bio [email protected]
Laguayra ... JUsr*
MOCha 32M33
Fish—Mackerel $12 [email protected] 00
Lard, western—Tierces, bbs., tubs... [email protected]
wholesale ik&6
Ev Orleans 40&50
ler—Hine.'F.'F" F.'g, 25lib'keg.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ÜbO
sting; Powder, V keg 1.57
s—Pepper, grain 10® 6c
per, ground 10S10
ice, ground ...'..".'..'... 2t)c
r—Cut loaf 7nl
ulated sugar £%
Yellow sugar .4a5
Tea—Black 25a5
Breakfast ~fe ,u
Gunoowder .'.'!!."!.'.'! '.'. Joffiiuo
Sap 18 [email protected] 50
Laths.V 1,000. $2 60a3 00
Shingles V 1 000 ,»3 00a4 0
I Hides. Leather, Ac.
s—wet salted 6>»'c
y salted OaSc
her—rough 20Xa2s
y finished harness leather 25a35
intry finished harness leather 22a25
mlockjsole , 21a28
ef Cattle.—The market has been fairly
ye this week, with an improved quality
fferings, though there was a full num
of the common thin stuff. Tops held
r own well up with last week's values,
le the common were easier 10al5c. Prices
Seef Cattle this week ranged as follows:
i »[email protected] 75
srally rated first quality 4 40MJ4 00
Hum or good fair quality 3 [email protected] CO
nary, thin Steers, Oxen and
3ows .... 1198
Of the Cattle received 959 came from Vi
Sheep and Lambs.—The quality of t
market has improved since Monday, thoug
values, considering the improved qualit
are unchanged Common to fair sheep, 7(
to 80 lbs, sell at2>ja3%c, fair to good, 801
100 lbs, 4a4%c per lb Gross. Common
fair lambs, 50 to GO lbs, and good
to extra, 65 to 75 lbs, per lb gros
Good sheep and lambs both are fairly ao
tive, while common of each are dull.
Swine.—The market is slow and Monday
prices rule. Good light far Western hogs
sell at $4a4 10 per 100 lbs gross, those fro
other points g3.G0a3.85, and light pigs 53.60
380 per 100 lbs gross. Roughs ?2.50a3 p
100 lbs gross.
Fresh Cows.—There is a full offering an
trade is very dull, values being easier. Com
mon to fair cows at §20a30 per head, ant
good to extra 835a50 per head, few sellin
at the latter figure.
Calves.—The market is fairly active fo
good milk calves, but common are ver
3low. Veals that weigh 90 to 100 lbs sell
4?ia6!io per lb; good to extra, 110 to 125 lb
6Ha6J)>c per lb; thin, poor calves sell at 3
Furnished by Newton & Co, Live Stock Co
mission Merchants Jersey City, N. J.
New York, Jan. 24.
i Total receipts yesterday and today, incln
ing all local points, were 2848 beeves, G~
calves, 11.883 sheep and lambs, and 11,4
hogs. For the week ending Sunday, las
8.660 beeves, 124 milch cows, 2,446 calve
27,646 sheep and lambs, 36,275 hogs, agains
11,356 beeves, 113 milch cows, 2,096 calve
25,041 sheep and lambs, and 36,768 hogs t\
week previous.
Shipments from this port the past week
were 2952 beeves, 70 sheep, 10,911 quarters
of beef, against 1977 beeves, — sheep, and
10,290 quarters the week preceding. Private
cables received today from London and Liver
pool quoted American steers at lOallc per
lb. dressed weight; American sheep at —a —
per lb, dressed weight; American refrigerator
beef at 7ia7jfc.
Receipts ot beeves, yesterday and today in
cluded 24 cars to be sold, of which 16 cars
were at Jersey City. On light receipts prices
advancep sharply all around, steers selling
10al5c higher and rough butcher stock 15a20c
stronger. The yards were quickly cleared.
Poor to best native steers sold_at $4.40a5.C0
11877. BERKELEY. 1897.
Cabinet Photographs $2 per oxen. Our U
bonettes are equal to the be. Crayon and
color work a specialty.
A neat Photograph at 75 <"nt* a down.
By virtue of a decree entered in the cause of
Frank's Ex'or vs. Long's ex'or, &c, pending
in the Circuit Court of Augusta county, as
Special Receiver of the court, I am directed to
borrow sufficient money to pay off the debts
of the Samuel Frank estate, and for that pur
pose to pledge the entire estate left by Sam
uel Fiank, dec'd. The amount ot the loan
will be about $2,500, and the value of the real
estate security is over $15,000. Apoly to
Special Receiver,
Jan 13-4t Staunton, Va.
A new and useful device which every family
will buy, is sold only through local agents.
Simple and strong; can be put up anywhere;
securely holds rope or wire; instant adjust
ment and removal of line: no props needed-
Sells on sight. Popular prices. Agents want
ed everywhere. Exclusive territory. Attrac
tive terms. Premiums and proflt sharing.
Any one may become agent. Sample pair, by
mail, 25c. KELSO NOVELTY CO.
5-.'B Locust St., Philadelphia,
Old Copper, Brass, Lead, Pewter, Zinc,
Rubber Hoots and Shoes, Fur of all
kinds, and Hides.
W. O. Thomas, Act.
deco-2m 105 N. Augusta St.
it a* m, ww\
Ist—7B acres of land, 20 minutes drive of
Staunton, valued at 81,800, in exchange
for improved city property.
2d—Seven room brick residence in Staunton
valued at 81,250, offered in exchange for
country home.
3d-5-room frame dwelling in StauntoD,
Valued at 8800, in exchange for small
4th—Excellent store room and shop good
size lot, In Staunton, only 8500 Good
location for business. '
sth-A. bout 200 acres of level land 3 m of
city, good section, will offer 81 750
bth—A very fine mill property at low fie
nres, or will trade for farm S
Our Real Estate Catalogue, describing min
eral, timber and farm lands, will be
sent free to any address.
Rates for life, fire or accident policies on
Correspondence desired from those desirinz
to loan or borrow money.
Mcllhany & Hilleary,
Real Estate, Rental & Insurance Agents.
masonic temple,
' stauntox, va.
Waltjable Jvarm fob Sale,
v Five miles from Staun
ton, containing 200 acres.
Apply to J. A. Alexander,
sep23-ti Staunton, Va.
Is a consideration when it comes to

Carriages and Buggies,
As all must admit—it's a fact.
HARDY Sells Tta
Of that sort low down— makes 'em, too.
Harness for Sale also.
Repairing Gets Attention.
John M. Hardv&Son
Main & Market Sts., Staunton, Va.
mY*** (\
nature it strengthens and invigorates
the whole body while driving out dis
ease. At this season of the year when
colds are so prevalent, it is particular
ly beneficial to those susceptible to
these ailments. It has the approval
of many eminent physicians. A bottle
will work wonders.
Our Drug store has the reputation of
being the best supplied and cheapest
19 East Main Street, Staunton, Va.
best on the market at moderate pricf
this fine grade of flour. A trial
convice you.
FEED of all kinks on hand, anr 1
ered promptly when s |
A complete line of HARNESS, light
and heavy, alwayb in stock, from which
to select, at low prices. AYe do not claim
to be the, ONLY Harness Makers, but
claim to make good harness at low
83-35 S. Augusta Street

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