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Reliability ■ Is a consideration when it comes to Carriages and Buggies, As all must admit—it's a fact. HAM Sells", BaS j Of that sort low down—makes 'em, too. Harness for Sale also. Repairing Gets Attention. 8ECOND-HAUD VEHICLES FOK SALE John M. Hardv&Son Main & Market Sts., Staunton, Va. 8ENT FREE to housekeepers, Liebig COMPANY'S Extract rf Beef COOK BOOK telling how to prepare niauy deli- cate and delicious dishes. Address LIEBIG CO., P. O. Box 2718, New York. £_ HAIR BALSAM and bMumfiM the "»"• I lV_N|im:«i » lMnr, i n L E i?nr M -l faKSSS Never Fail, to BEitore GriJI WJaIb" to 1 V Youthful Color. I f *3B3SBSfmt^MCnm scalp dispaRt? & hair ituiing. I ■Jni n Cl0thes Line tiULu-rHDi Hanger> A new and useful device which every family will buy. Is sold only through local agents. Simple and strong; can be put up anywhere; aecnrely holds rope or wire; instant adjust- ineat and removal of Hue: no props needed. fells on sight. Popular prices. Agents want- ed everywhere. 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The above varieties are not sold as an extra early sort, but recom mended chiefly for i .oductiveness, com .iied with best quality. For extn_ early we have the "Triumph," 10 days earlier than Early Rose. Clover, Timothy, Orchard Grass, Ken tucky Blue Grass, and Sapling Clover seed at low prices. We make a specialty of Sapling Clover since we find from sev eral years experience that it is THE CLOVER for uplands, giving at least one-third better yield either in pasture, hay or to plow under. Harness, Saddles, Leather, Leather and Rubber Belting, Plasterers Hair, Lathes and Shingles, aiways In stock. J. A. FAUVER & CO., — " " Augusta Street V M P. ulnar/ M* SL Having completed extensive improvements in our store, which gives us more space than any other establishment in the city, we are prepar- ed to display to advantage to our patrons all j We have three floors, all devoted to the display of goods. We invite our friends to call and LOEB BROTHERS,! COR. MAIN AND NEW STS. STAUNTON, - - VIRGINIA. | \^CyRICOHSTSPATIO^^ 11^ ABSOLGTBLY UOiRiSTEED <§3 1 BtoandbMklttrrM. Ad. STF.IiI.IMi BM1M CO.. Chiragfl. r.,-iatrr.il. < an., orfieir lorn. __»».# ' ____!■■___i_iaa_iaaiB#ijt CLtt»»*>j^<i>^«>>*> > i'C*»*it f aTB" — —— "^^^^ SPRM SEEDS. What Everybody Reqnires at This Season. Some Things are of the Ut- most Importance to You. This Will Tell You Jnst Wiist You Most Need Now and How to Wet It. in our sjstems which require attention. There is a tired, languid feeling,aaep sion, the digestive organs become derang ed, the blood is bad, causing the com- I plexion to become affected and the person feels an inability to work. At such a time a spring modicine is ab solutely necessary, and Dr. Greene's !ser vura blood and nerve remedy is the medi cine you want. It will overcome all these conditions. It will invigorate the blood, regulate tbe digestive organs, clear tbe effects of two oaralvtic shocks which at tacked both sides of my body. A friend r«cor_mended me to try Dr. Greenes Nervura blood and nerve remedy as a remedy, and I bought a bottle in H. H. Hay .drug store on Middle St. I found so much relief from this bottle that I con tinued to take it with increasing good re sults, and I am now much better than I ever expected to be again and give the credit It deserves to Dr. Greene's Nervu ra blood and nerve remedy for my recov ery. I gladly give this testimonial so that other sufferers may be able to avail themselves of this excellent remedy." You want health don't you ? You want to get up in the morning and tcel like do ing a good day's work, do you not V And you want your children to feel strong and vigorous, don't you V Well, Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy will do all this. It will give to you and your children perfect health and that is exactly what you want. It is ths best spring medicine Bit was discovered by Dr. Greene, est 14th St., New York City, the ccessf ul specialist in curing nerv chronic diseases. He can be con free of charge, personally or by PAINT. fAII Now is the Time to Paint. I am the agent for the Old Reliable I Lonpiai & Martinez Paint j 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. j B. F. HUGHES, Druggist i No. 5 South Augusta Street. | far PRESCRIPTION CAREFULLY CuHFOulDED. j AUJN TO N SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR. * i CURIOUS MICROSCOPIC MARVELS I Ramus Tells Some Very Fishy Sto \bout John Mailer—The EverGrow -quad of Cherry Stone Workers—A derfol Knife. | baps the most prevalent mania of ;ifted with mechanical iugennity the shape of accomplishing or at tempting to accomplish in miniaturo the mightiest feats of engineering that human hands have ever set up. The en thusiast in miniature regards the Forth bridge, for example, not as a utilitarian —-.-.-piece, but as a model to bo fol and copied in all the materials ed by a threepenny bit, and the 985 feet of Eiffel tower neither fills his breast with awe nor horror, but is re garded as a choice subject to be con structed in miniature out of bent pen ! and the shell of a walnut. Of the mediaeval mechanicians John | Muller, better known in the trade as ] Begiomontanus, which one must admit sounds well for one of his craft, who j lived in the fifteenth century, was with out doubt the Maskelyne and Cook of the period, or at all events he had as a lapher a writer of greater imagina han the other less fortunate genii »t era. Peter Ramus, tho writer in ion, not only credits John Muller fashioning a wooden eagle, which ue occasion of the Emperor Max an visiting Nuremberg flew out to him, saluted him in due form — !ver that may have been—and then jd round and accompanied the pro- j jn to the city gates, but further as that the same individual turned n iron fly i, having flown a perfect roundabout, weary wings returned unto her master, c are inclined to think, all things idered, that Peter Eamus had the ings of a very fine creator of excit iction in him and that it was a sad he allowed his gift to be wasted in .iling a biography of a 100 years' ised automata artificer in place of stalling the friend of our youth, M. i s Verne, ie cherry stone has been a favorite ect for the worker in miniature j 3 Hadrianus Junius saw at Mechlin iherry stone cut into tho form of a i et, in which were 14 pairs of dice j net, the spots and numbers of winch b easily to be discerned with a good " A museum in Massachusetts has ng its other possessions a cherry c containing a dozen silver spoons. ;he stone is of the ordinary siz£ the j spoons are so small that their _t_pe can | only be admired by the aid of a micro scope. Other remarkable cherry stones I are the ones carved all over with 124 J heads, mostly of popes and potentates, j and the one fashioned by a topmaker at Nuremberg, which contains a plan of I Sevastopol, a railway station and tho "Messiah" of Klopstock, is indeed mul- A tiny vessel has been made of late j years by an Italian jeweler who came into possession of a pearl that nature had caused to take upon itself the shape | and contour of a boat. A sail of beaten j gold studded with diamonds, a binnacle light of ruby and emerald, and a rud der of ivory complete tho structure, which weighs less than an ounce all told. We recently saw it stated that the smallest steam engine in tho world is ono of an upright pattern, made of sil ver and gold and resting on a 25 cent Koldpicce. The diameter of the cylinder tone forty-eighth part of an inch; ke, one tbirty-second cf an inch; ght, one eighth of a grain; bore of nder, .3125 of a square inch. The engine can bo worked either by steam or compressed air, and —oh, shade of KP-ter Ramus —the balance wheel of -third of an inch diameter is said to nake 1,760 revolutions per minute. In 1816 a knifo was mado at Messrs. Travis & Son's, Manchester, containing threo blades, buttonhook, saw, punch, screwdriver, box, corkscrew, hook and gimlet, two phlemens, a species of lan cet, picker and two more lancets with a ring at the head. Tho knife, we learn, va. enly eleven-sixteenths of an inch long and weighed 1 pennyweight 14 grains. At this end of the century Sheffield can boast of a dozen pairs of shears, each so minute that they alto gether weigh less than ha. •" grain, if report speaks true. Of examples of microsco__. writing there is no end, but on 9of the most fa mous la mentioned by Pliny, who said that Oicero had once seen Homer's "Iliad" in a nutshell. In order to prove j the truth of this a French writer named Huet experimented in the presence of the dauphin, whose tutor he was in 1670. He first showed that a piece of sheepskin 10 by 8 inches can be folded up to fit the shell of a walnut, and then proceeded to prove that he could get 250 fof 80 verses to a stanza on each the paper, or 7,500 verses on de. Of the paintings in minia arel van Mander, the sixteenth • painter aud historian, quotes ndscape painted by Lucas van i wife. This work of art repre a mill with -nils bent, the mil earing as .1 mounting the stairs with a Back. A cart and horse , .en upon the terrace upon which 1 was fixed, and on the road sev- j nsants were discerned. The whole .rfectly distinct aud accurately, 1, and yet so minute that it could i be covered with cue grain of corn. | Surely that most microscopic artist, M. Jan van Beers, must bo descended from tho fair painter of that extraordinary j work of art.—London Standard. Her Explanation. "This tuildiug," said the little city girl, who was taking her little country cousin around and showing her the sights, "is called the half orphan asy um. They intended to make a whole asylum out of it, but they found they didn't havo money enough, I expect."— Chicago Tribune. j Explained. j "Who is that stout lady over there." "That's Mrs. Spriggins of tho La dies' Whist club. She's tho only wom an in the club who never asked, 'What is trumps?' " j "Quite remarkable!" "Yes. Sha has some kind of an im pediment in her speech that prevents her from pronouncing words that begin with t."—Cleveland Plain D>. aler. i An Omitted Particular. j "These hero city folks may ho party smart in some ways," said Uncle Rev- t ben, "but they're sway behind ns Poko berry county people iv one respect." "What's that?" asked his nephew. "Why, these hero gnideposts you have on your crossroads tell which di rections the streets is in all rijsht, but I j notice it never says how far it is to | 'em."—Chicago Post. Early in the fifteenth century a Pr.ris firm annually sent to other parts cf Europe more than 1,000 dolls, dressed in tho latest styles, to serve as models of fashion. .. Out of all the European countries on ly Austria and Great Britain have the rule that all travelers on the roadway | must keep to tbe left. FOR ORDER IN THE COURT. ■est Against Dramatic Demonstra tions In Trials by Jury. re is a practice the universal ence of which in our existing trials by jury makes justice a misno mer. It is a practice whose evils, bo far as I can discover, have never been commented upon, or even appreciated, by the press, public or individuals. I refer to the whole method by which, right or wrong, innocence or guilt is sought to be proved by the counsel on either side. Assume, for instance, a criminal case for the same method is applied, though usually to a lesser degree, to civil contests. Beginning with the opening arraignment by the prosecu tion, thence through the examination and cross examination of the witnesses, tho display of exhibits, on to the very | end of the final harangues of the oppos- Kunsel, the dramatic is never lost emotions, not the intelligence, of rors are appealed to throughout. a typical murder case which re gratified the morbidly sensational ut of the entire country tho dis trict attorney arose impressively, glanced about him ominously and then, with a tremulously tragic voice, proceed ed to arraign the accused, charging him outright with the crime, practically as suming without doubt that he was guilty and endeavoring by tho use of every wile of the orator's art to sway the jury to his mode of thinking. And this before the minutest bit of evidence had been taken. Is eloquence a proper adjunct to our jurisprudence? Heretic though I may be, I hold em phatically and with qualification that it is not. It has no place in a hall of jus tice, where, we are led to believe, the truth and only the truth is to be brought out. Eloquence, as manifested by ora tory, is inimical to truth, which can only be discovered and established by calm, unprejudiced and dispassionate investigation. ij Eloquence appeals to the emotions, I and its victories are obtained by trick ery—tho trickery of masterful verbiage playing upon sensitive but unreasoning The claim that cannot be justified be fore the reason cannot be valid. Elo quence is the weapon of falsity. Truth and right do not require its use. The sphere of eloquence is tho stage. In the pulpit, before the bar of justice and in the hall of legislation it is a source of unlimited evil. I hold that for the accomplishmen of justice all tho theatric displays, al eloquence, all excitants to the emotions lld be banished from our courts of by sentiment if not by regulation 7 have no placo there, idicial procedure should be alon; lines similar to the investigation of itific propositions and discoveries, establishment of right or wrong t or innocence, is something to b :ted by cold, prosaic, rigid inquiry, by step, as analogous as may be to hematical demonstration. Ie shall have to wait long for the 3 when this is recognized, but it will in the indefinite future, and when i time does come wo may be more 3dent that our courts of justice aro i in something more than name.— Persecuted by OCice Seekers. The Inner Experiences cf a Cabinet nber's Wife" is ono of tho most in isting contributions to The Ladies' ne Journal. In a series of letters the c of a cabinet member writes to her er of ofiico seekers and of those in departments. "You can have no a," sho anonymously declares, "how _ry (her husband) is persecuted by ilicants for his influence with tho sident cr with tho heads of depart nts. He really has no influence out e of his own department, and he is wearing his sympathies into tatters lis tening to tales of woe. The saddest case that has como under my own observa tion is that of a maiden lady, fully 50 years old, who bas worked in the de partments ever since the war. Senato rial influence has kept her in all these years, but now that the civil service re forms are being introduced sho is in de spair, for, although perfectly compe tent at her work, sho never in the world could pass one of those rigid examina tions. She called upon me bearing a let ter of introduction .'.'-in Mrs. Arthur Folsom (Mary Allison), who married into one of the old families here. 1 don't know whether her family lost tbeir means by the war or in gome other way. but they did lose everything when she was a gay girl at the top cf society in both Alexandria and Washington. She told me about dancing in a set of lan cers opposite Abraham Lincoln, who, though awkward and angular in his dancing, seemed to enjoy it and always I had a gay word for everybody. She says I her feeling for Mt. Lincoln was some- I thing more than i:espect —it was more j like adoration; that she has often won- I dered if people did not feel just so to- I ward the great religious prophets who I must have spread abroad what Mr. Lin- I coin did —an atmosphere of sympathetic I kindness, trust, purity aud nobility." Wanamafcer Tamed Brick*. The early days of John Wanamaker wero net easy by any means. When only a lad of 5 years, he riade bricks, or, rath er, assisted in making them, for his busi ness was to turn them in the sun until they wero evenly baked. For this labor he received 2 cents a day and sometimes cleared 10 cents a vfc-eek, but it must be remembered that th _re were many rainy days when the of youthful "work men" had to bo laid off. John's first real rise to fortuiie was in the days when, as < ffice boy, he saved money J enough to > tart in business for himself i Ho worked is assistant in the office un til he had climbed pp to $6 a week, and then, seeing that he could get no more, j he bought >_ little stock of cheap furni ture and st.irted in to bo a merchant. — j Pittsburg Dispatch. Why Ho Left the Stage. Thero is in Philadelphia a man who abandoned the theatrical profession be cause ho could not }ift Fanny Daven port. He was a member of ono of the ' local stock companies about 20 years ago, when Miss pavenport came to Philadelphia with one of tho men of her company sick. She applied to the manager of tho theater in which the young man referred to was employed for some one to ta}_o the sick man's place, and as the y(_u„g actor was not iv tho cast of the play then running his services were loaned to Miss Davenport. He was cast for the jpart of Cuius Lucius iv "Cymbeline," the business of the part required th',at he should take Miss Davenport in his arms aud carry her off the stage. ' Tho lady weighed considerably more than he did, and when ho attempted ;to pick her up he found that his strength was not equal to tho task. His struggles caused the audience to laugh, aiid that spoiled a good scene. He wasjso humiliated that 1 be left the profession! after tbat engage ment. —Philadelphia; Inquirer. No Fictiofl Either. He—Who is your favorite writer? She—My guardiaa. He signs all my .hecks, you know.—'Detroit Free Press. *N0 YITAL_SPOT NOW. l WOUNOS OF HEART AMD BRAIN THAT HAVE FAILED TO KILL. Tbro-sh Their Brains and Survived—Ad vances In Treating Such Cases. "For my own part," said the doctor, ! j with a shrug, "I would prefer not to be shot at all, whether in the heart, head, lungs, liver or brain, and yet I have i taken note of many cases recently in I which persons have sustained gunshot | wounds of supposedly fatal character I who are still alive and going about their ' business." ' I The doctor and his companion were passing a down town museum when the ! conversation took this turn. Among the freaks pictured and caricatured in front of tho building was a man with a ragged bullet wound torn through his heart;—which organ was vividly exposed in the flaring daub—while tho angel of death was hovering over him, ready to snatch him away at any moment. "Theu," said the doctor's friend, "a shot or a stab in tho heart is not neces sarily fatal, as it is understood by mod ern surgery?" "Not at all," returned the doctor. "But, of course, wo are not speaking of wounds as big and terrible as the one in that museum picture. That is appar ently even worse than tho thrust re ceived by Mercutic—looks about as deep as a well and as wide as a church door. No man who has been wounded like I that ever survives moro than a minute. "That man in tho museum is alleged to be Charles B. Nelson, who was mys teriously shot ono evening while in the company of Mrs. Edith Marguerite Sta ples in Washington park. The shooting occurred on a night five months ago, and the man with an ounce of lead in his heart is still alive. Whether he sleeps well and has a good appetite I am unable to say. He was formerly a I cyclist of some note. Nelson's breast was subjected to the X rays, and, ac cording to sciographs which were made at the time, the bullet lodged in the septum of the heart —the fourfold par tition of muscular fiber that divides the interior of that organ into right and left auricles and ventricles. There it has continued to throb up and down about 100,000 times a day ever since that mys terious shooting, and at every pulsation refuting the old theory of medical sci ence that tho touch of hostile metal to "The most skillful aud daring sur- I geon on earth, if he were asked to re move the bullet from Nelson's heart, would shako bis head in the negative. I So this man must c_rry his leaden han dicap as long as life shall last. Seems "And yet, notwithstanding what I have said, we have surgeons nowadays who do andertake and carry to a sue- I cessful conclusion operations ou tho heart. This is done by opening the peri- I cardium, for example, in cases of drop sy of the heart, and drawing off tho fluid by aspiration. A man may have his heart punctured with the point of a knife or a needle and still recover from the injury. It used to be Held that wonuds of this character were invaria bly fatal Bv.t a wound of the heart is not necessarily fatal, as is shown in the case where a ncedlo was removed by Calleuder from the substance of tbat I organ. Cases of like nature havo been [.reported by Drs. Halm, Aguew, Stelz- Iner and ethers. More than 50 cases I where rupture of the heart walls did I not result tn immediate death aro re- I ported by Dr. D. J. Hamilton, a well known Scotch surgeon and pathologist. "Tho case of Poole, a prizefighter, was one of tho most remarkable. Poole was shot in the heart while engaged in an encounter with a man named Baker, in New Jersey, iv 1855. To all outward appearance ho recovered rapidly and in four days felt so well that ho expressed a wish to finish the interrupted contest. Twelve days later, however, he sudden ly dropped to tho ground. Within five I minutes ho was dead. "Moro remarkable still, perhaps, are I the numerous injuries to the brain and I spinal cord, which on first view would be pronounced fatal aud yet from which I the wounded persons recover. At Val paraiso, Ind., a man named Herbert J. Fish whilo in __ fit of temporary insau- I ity put a .33 caliber bullet through his I brain, and at last accounts he was still I alive and apparently getting well. The bullet, by all accounts, passed through tho right and left anterior hemispheres I of the brain, lodging finally in tbo pos terior bono wall of the left c-yo sopket. In its course the ball destroyed a largo amount of brain matter. At the same timo it out ike optic nerves of both eyes, destroying tbe sight. In some way the sense of smell, too, was destroyed. "Many Chioagoaus will remember a tragedy at tho Briggs House iv this city several years ago, in whioh a man who was shot in the braiu got well. J. S. McDonnell, a well known veterinary Burgeon, and his wife were boarders at the hotel. It was in August, 1887. One day there was a great uproar and excite ment over a -hooting affray in the apart ments of the McDonnells. In the quar rel McDonnell was shot by his wife, the bullet entering the side of his head in the parietal bone abovo the ear and pen etrating the brain. Within tbe next 48 hours the ball was removed by Dr. Lis ton H. Montgomery, aud tho wounded man got well. The wife at the same time shot herself in the head, but her i injuries were not serious. Old time doc tors used to prououuee wounds like that of McDonnell's _atal in every instance and made very little effort to save the patient. Brain injuries are most serious aud most often prove fatal when they occur near the base of the brain. —Chi- Just as cheaper," is a statement sometimes made by the druggist when Scotf s Emulsion is called for. This shows §s druggists themselves regard Scott's Emulsion -Liver Oil with Hypophos- ] of Lime and Soda as the I standard, and the purchaser who desires to procure the * standard" because he knows it has been of untold benefit, should not for one instant think of taking the risk of _a_ using some untried prepa- aJ& ration. The substitution I /jgnik of something said to be "' ust as %°°^ f * or * stan *" I i UlTn preparation twenty- j ill 1 five years on the market, 3JL «L should not be permitted by | 1 5 * the intelligent purchaser. I Be sure you get SCOTT'S Emulsion. Seo , that the man and fish are on the wrapper. 50c. and Ji.oo, all druggists. : 6COTT & POWNB, Chemists, Kew Vj 1 AMERICAN LUMBER SUPPLY. Ihe Planting of Forests Likely to Be an Important Industry. j Looking not very far into the future, it seems that the planting of American forests will become a productive indus try. Preservation of old forests, with their masses of dry underbrush and fire inviting collections of dry leaves, may ibe advisablo for some reasons. These I immense masses of firewood undoubted ly tend to collect snow, which, by its gradual melting, furnishes a supply to the water reservoirs beneath the surface of the ground. Snow thaws less quickly I shade of trees than in the ight. Less water, therefore, iply floods and freshets than snow is made to pass away But this question does not olid timber interests, rests, where there is a strug fe among the trees by reason mowing so thickly together, is the necessity of waiting s beforo tho trees will reach nake them desirable for tim es. Where trees have room to are properly cared for most American trees will furnish ber in 20 or 30 years, and for _r purposes can be ent ry for the struggling trees in ■ood to have any marketable ;ood timber is becoming grad cer on account of our annual a, rising from the conditions .ted, the demand is increasing, ; is moro remarkable, Europe calling on America for a sup iber. American oak especially lat demand in the old world, r black walnut is closely fol . its wake. Our lighter woods h as tho tulip tree and poplar ling into great demand there ag boxes and cases where light a great object. Those who are 1 iv forestry in our country ko up tho matter of encourage orest planting. It will soon be question than forest preserva eehan's Monthly. APOLITICAL "RINGS." ne Schemes For Obtainine Wealth and Power. r_ of monopolies and rings was d ancients, Aristotle referring in his "Politics," and then, as was found necessary to hold check by legislation. Tho mo was iv Roman law called a rius and punished under the ia do Aunoua. Monopolies of , fish and all articles of food (hlbited by the Emperor Zeno ;in cf coniiscation and exile, so is certain that the "rings" of ent days were as mischievous as _ now. At Athens a law lim amonnt of a corn a man might bo earliest recorded instance we 18 a corn "ring." is au ancient tradition that the 10 i__de Joseph his prime nun cl committed into his hands tho administration of Egypt was Apcpi was oue of the shep igs and-rclcd over the whole of as Joseph's pharaoh seems to me. The prime minister during seven years cf remarkable plenty bought up every bushel of corn beyond the ab solute coeds of the Egyptians and stored it. During tho terriblo famine that fol lowed ho was able to get his own price and bartered corn successively for t!_9 Egyptian money, cattle and land, and, taking one-fifth for pharaoh, made him supremely wealthy. It was not merely a provident act, bet a very politic one, his policy being to centralize power in tho monarch's bauds.—Loudon An- Antifat Blr. l;ar.ti_s'_ Joke. The late George yon Bunseu, the ac complished and delightful son of tho baroness whose "Lifo and Letters" are well known in America, once told me an anecdote cf the late Princess Mary of Teek and tho celebrated Banting. The princess became, iv her middle life, enormously stout, and finding her weight a burden tried several methods of reducing it. At last, haviDg hesrrl I much of Laming, she sent for him. She was surprised to see that he was still extremely bulky, and after a few civil preparatory remarks sho said, "But your system has not mado you very thiu, j "Allow me, madam, " said Banting. And proceeding to tubuttcn his coat ho disclosed a large wire structure over which the garment fitted. Insido was the real Banting, incased in another | "This, madam," -aid he, pointiug with pardonable satisfaction to his cage, "was my size before I commenced dieting." He then nimbly disembarrass ed himself of his framework and steed before the royal lady exhibiting his elo gaut figure. Apparently the interview led to noth ing but amusement, for the good Duch ess of Teck remained very stout to the end of her days.—Exchange. Getting I.e-dy. Mr. Wiggles—l ordered two dinner sets sent home today, Maria. Mrs. Wiggles — Two dinner sets'; Why, Joshua Wiggles, are you crazy: What in the world do we want of two more dinner sets? Mr. Wiggles—Why, didn't you tell me yesterday that you were going away next week to ie gci.e a month? I want to have dishes enough iv the hoes-so that I won't havo to wash any while you are away. —Somerville .Journal Gin is aicohol flavored with junior berries, coriander, almond cake, an gelica root, licorice, cardamoms, cassia, cinnamon, grains of paradise and cay enne pepper. Other substances are often used, together with alum, sulphate of zinc and acetate of lead. !As a rule a men's hair turns gray ye years sooner than a woman's. Tho cheeks become pale from fear be mse the mental eirotion diminish— ie action of tbe heart and lungs and so upedes th-a circulation. About -15 000 sovereigns pass over tbe ank cf Epgland c-uulrrs every rls?. Everybody Says So. CuscaretsCandv Cathartic, the mostwon .ei .ul medical discovery of the age, -til. anil refreshing tc the tasle, act gently -ii.! positively on kidneys, liver and bowels, Icansiiig ihe entire system, di-ficl colds, •mv head-tehe, .ever, habitual coostipaHon km! W.iousness. Please buy and try a box ;f U. O. C. to-day; 10, •-'.".. :.U cent... Bold artci -uawntt.-d to cure by all <ir» -gists An.nne sending a sketch and description may nutck'ly aseert-iiri onr opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable, ('om.iiuin.-v Mora > rict.ly confidential. Handbook on Patents 1 lent tree Oldest agency for securing patents. ! Patents '-.ten through Munn & Co. receive special notice, without c-iinrge. m the Scientific Hmericcm landsomely illustrated weekly. Largest 07- '• tion of any scientific journal. Terms, a a j ear: four months. $!. Sold byall newsdealers. I MUNN &Co. 3G,Droate 'New York ! Br«icoOfflce.62dFSt..Waahincton, D. C 1 Attention Mem I 3Q Not wishing to carry over any Clothing, we have determined upon a GREAT SACRIFICE SALE of our S& Stock oi S& 8 FINE CLOTHING I 8 j| -AT- g 1 LESS THAN COST! S This is a bonefide sate, and holds gj <-?o for a Limited Time, as it will not take g* 2_E} long to dispose ot them at such Low g_ _jffi figures. Come and convince your- |g_ selves, the best way to demonstrate @ this tact. A. LOEB & CC I 7 S. Augusts mmmmmmm - — . I WHOLLY &MURP DEALERS IN ffi PM AM UNADULTERATED LIQU01 SrJIe all the Different Brands of August y.Whiskies from 1 Three to Eight Years HANDLERS OF D. BEARD WHISKY IN THE CITY 01 Have also on hand different brands of fine Old Wilson anc 'lo, Pennsylvania tiray, Melvale, and other fine brands. Spe iti'on given to all ord'ers. Having on hand a large quantity of Whiskies and Wine«, \ Per to the tradis special inducements. We handle Port and family use which we will sell at #1.00 per gallon. Also Bottled Beer, Scotcn Ale and London Porter. i Our $2 a gallon Whiskey you will find pure and good. Wo. 3 South New Street, Staunton, SOUTHERN: Schedule in effect Jan. 17, 1898, For the South and Southwest. i No.9. I No. 35. No. 37. I.v Staunton C* o!tI0 20am! *1111am.+2 30 pm Ar Charrville " 111 45 ami 12 20 pm! 4 05 pm £!\ r t'tiarrville..So *12 16pm • 2 25 pm;*l 52 am Ar Lynchburg... " 223pm, 408pm| 348am Ar Danville...... " 445pm 555pm! 540am \r Greensboro.. " 625pm! 737pm 705am .\r iialeigh. "; 720am! 7 20am 1145am i "I 825pm! 8 50pm u 12am Ar Nashville.... "| lJ0pm:_l 35 pm ' 6 40am Ar Charlotte "i 9 45pui lOtSpm 9 25 am ' Ar Columbia " 137am; 1250pm Ar Augusta u | ....j 7 45amj 4 ISpm Ar Sava'na FCvP, : 5 00 am. 425im Ar Jacksonville " 1 ■ 9 10ani; »80 pm Ar Ulanta.-So"Ilv ' 5 1" am] 3 55pm Ar Montgo'ry awji 10 30am j 9 20 pm Ar H Orleans LAN ! 8 10pm:_ 7 40an> Ar Birmingham So i 11 45-ami 10 00pm I No. 9,—Dally— Local for Charlotte and inter- mediate Stations. No 35 —Daily—United States Fast Slail t-rough Pullman Bufftt Sleepers to Jackson vill=> via Savannah; to Atlanta, a d New or Ief.no. connecting at Salisburs with sleeper for Asheviile. Knoxyllle. and Chattanooga, and at Charlotte for Augusta. PfcKSONALLT CONDCOTED TOURIST EXCLU- SIONS, through car on this train every Wed- nesday and Saturday, Washington to San I Francisco without change. No. 37.—Dally—v, asbihSton and Sonthwest- I ern Vestibuled Limited: through Pullman Sleepers to Ashevilie, Hot Springs and Nash- ville, via Salisbury and Chattanooga; to Tampa, v-U Savannah and Jacksonville to Memphis, via Atlanta and Birniiirgham and to New Orleans, via Montgomery and Mobile Dining Car Greensboro to Montgomery. | No. 31.—Daily except Sunday. New York and Florlba Limited.leaves Charlottesville at k 15 p m., with Pullman's latest Drawing-room Compartment Observation Library and dik- ing cars for Jacksonville and St. Augustine with connection for Aiken and Augusta. Trains from Staunton by Chesapeake and Ohio Rallwav connect In Unlun Station at Charlottesville with Southern R.V. trains. HARRISONBURG TO WASHINGTON. No.ll tNo. jtNo. 13tNo. 9 0 05 , 12 30 Lv. Staunton Ar: 7 05 i 3 35 | " Harrisonb'g '• 9 45 2 40 7 48: 4 19 I " New Market " 9 01 158 8 06 | 4 37 : "Jit. Jackson " 8 44 143 8 23 I 4 55 ! " Edinburg " 8 26 i 127 8 34 5 07 i " Woodstock " 814 118 9.07 5 45 j " Strasburg " 7 86 W~iB 9 30: 6 07!" Riverton " 713 1212 9 41' 6 18 I " Front Loyal " 7 00 12 01 1134 . 8 25 i •' Manassas " 5 03 9 oO PM 12 IS i 9 12 i " Alexandria •' ; 4 23 8 25 : PM AM 1240 1) J5 !ArWashingtonI.vl 4 01 t8 01 tDaily except Sunday. 'Daily. Immediate connection In Union Depot at Washington for and from Baltimore, Phil- adelphia and New York. V. S. Gannon. 3d Vti-e-Frest & Gen. Slan. W. A. Turk, General Passenger Agent. J. If. Culp, Traffic Manager. L. S. Brown. Gen'l Agt. lass. Dept. Washington. 11. C. fMP G.ROTTOES y Natural bridge mountain Lake \n BRISTOL ■)psQ Knoxville /j" chattanooga k , Lookout Mountain y\ BIRMINGHAM CHILLICOTHE Vghl > (3 COLUMBUS, CHICAGolJQj/-' 5) ANO THE NORTHWEST/^^jllCj, TVrife for Rates. Cor Reserueitiom.I)cicriptiueP*mphlets.toaiiyJ]geiit.ertj W!B.BEVILL.1 I M-PBRACC GenemiPass Agent. Pivisioi* Pass.Assm TraveuwP.«Act _B__SS____ 1 COLVriBU' O. 1 ROANOHt.Vj^ &0hl'0f IN EFFECT SEPT. 26. UK. EASTBOUND. Trains leave Staunton as follows: 11:00 A. M. Daily. Express for Washln Baltimore, PhiladelpMa.New 1 Richmond. Old Point Comf c 11, Norfolk. IUnl.ig Car. i nati.^H 7:05 P. M. < inch ■ In a Car. 3:33 P. SI. Except Clifton Foi*■ For further iutoimara James Ker, Jr., Puss, and GEO. W. STEVENS, \ General Manager. \ 1 Ran etTect until furthi NORTHWARD. 2 1'ass, | Lv. Lexington... 4 30am 2 I •' Staunton 6 03am: 4 I " Harrlsonbu'g: 6 56am; ;_8J Train 2 connects with Southern B. I Harrisonburg at T oo a. m. for Strasburg, I tion and Harper's Ferry Division. | 20 2 Pass. Pass. I" I Lv Strasburg JuJ 9 10am at I " Capon liuaJ I) 13am 5 I " Winchester.. 6 00am 055 a m 6. " Stephenson,. 6 Oil a m 10 05 am «: | " Charlestown. 6 45 a m 10 42 a m 7 ■ Ar. Harp's Ferry' 7 08 a m 11 12 p ni 7 " Washington,. 0 20am 106pm 11 " Baltimore. ... 10 30 am 2 00 p m 12 I " Philadelphia, 12 54 a ni 4 IS a m, 3 ' New York.... 3 CO p m 6o0pm6 .17 1 SOUTHWARD. Pass, j Pass. ] Lv. New York... W 00a in 11 I " Philadelphia, t 12 20pni I I " Baltimore,... 7 30am 2 40pm • " Washington., g 00a m S 40p " Harp's Ferry 11 is am "> »p I " Charlestown. II a p m; 5 50 p " Stephenson,.. 12 CO p in I ■ i> " Winchester,.. 12 10 p m 0 4j p I '• Sllddletown, 12 33 i> m 7 IS p I " Capon Road,.: 12 44 p ni; 7 30 1; At. strasburg J13 47 p in 7 3 n Train 17 and train 1 connects W H. K. at strasburg Junction at iJ m. for Harrisonburg and point* I Lv.Harrisoubu'g.! am, 2 ii '• Staunton !7 0nan|3 4tf Ar. Lexington....i 9 35 p mi 6 bX Mixed trains Southbound lej at 4 Maniand h45am. Ai-riv Junction at tU2 a m ahd id 35 1 Mixed trains Northbound le I at 1.45 p m and 113Cp m. Ait I Ferry at 4.20;p m and 1.36 a m. i CONNECTION Tiain No. 2 connects at I with Fast Limited Express ti 12 41 a ni ai.il 1:04 p m , arrlvli 9::4Jamau!l 12:10 noon, and 1 Ing Ut5:l4 p in. frriviiig at ( a m.. St Louis r,:io p 11. . Weverton at 11:40, >-riive Ha Washington Ju»ction with Frederick at 1:S5 p m. Train 46 connects wit I. fa at Harper's Ferry at s-->4i> 10:21 p. m. for Pittsburg.am clnnati and St. Louis. An 7HXI a. m.; Chicago at !i:'" p 5:00 p. m., and St. Loots _t 1 Pullman Palace Sleeping to Cincinnati, St. Louis, 1 burg on all express tra:>:.i For rates, t lcketf-. ba jv :y ther Information apply to C E. Dudrow, Traveling Winchester. Va., or C, Tj Staunton. Va.