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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.
John M. Hardv&Son
Main & Market Sts., Staunton, Va.
to housekeepers,
Extract rf Beef
telling how to prepare niauy deli-
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r seen po _ _.___.
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aud And it makes the largest yield (of
good quality) of any potatoes we have
-.ver used. Buy before the price goes
higher. Good seed is scarce and prices
will be high. 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
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other establishment in the city, we are prepar-
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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
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ccessf ul specialist in curing nerv
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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
No. 5 South Augusta Street.
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.
■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
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
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.
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
-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
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.
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
S& Stock oi S&
j| -AT- g
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.
I 7 S. Augusts
- — .
SrJIe all the Different Brands of August
y.Whiskies from 1 Three to Eight Years
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,
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.
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.
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
12 IS i 9 12 i " Alexandria •' ; 4 23 8 25
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.
y Natural bridge
mountain Lake
■)psQ Knoxville
/j" chattanooga
k , Lookout Mountain
TVrife for Rates. Cor
GenemiPass Agent. Pivisioi* Pass.Assm TraveuwP.«Act
_B__SS____ 1 COLVriBU' O. 1 ROANOHt.Vj^
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
7:05 P. M. < inch

In a Car.
3:33 P. SI. Except
Clifton Foi*■
For further iutoimara
James Ker, Jr., Puss, and
General Manager. \
1 Ran
until furthi
| 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.
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.

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