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lamed erery Thursday morning by
R. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor,
ast Main Street Staunton. Va.
Telephone In office connects with all
city and county lines.
Entered at the Pottofflce at Stanton, Va.,
Rcond class mail matter.
This paper has the largest cir
culation of any Newspaper pub
lished in the Valley of Virginia.
The subscription list is open to
It begins to look like this war busi
ness was altogether for the glorifica
tion of the Republican party.
♦ 0 ♦—'
Mr. Reed may be a very wise man in
times of peace, but in war we will
never behold him as a leader.
War taxes will be the next problem
for the "plain" people to wrestle with.
We will soon see them everywhere.
Yes, see them in our dreams.
■ m •
There are a few people in tbese parts
who might make good soldiers, they
have never been found fit for any thing
A Kentucky girl christening a ship j
with water is one case, in which it may
be said that history was not repeating
~"~ I
Thurston, of Nebraska, enlightened
the county last week by telling of some j
force by which "niggers became men." [
This is the force we are to use in Spain.

If MoKinley can be regarded by
Cubans as Lincoln is by the negroes,
there will be one person at least who
will believe that $50,000,000 were well
♦ s> •
The Hon. Jacob Yost was passably
quick to announce that he would not
again be a candidate for Congress, but
his party got there with the announce
ment first.
—♦ m ■
Rewarding deserters by giving them
a pension is in full keeping with the
Republican policy. Deserters from the
Democratic party are receiving their
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It looks like a work of supererroga
tion for that Kentucky girl to go all
the way to Newport Nt'.vs io pour
water over a battleship, when nature
attended to the job for her so copious
ly that day.
0 m 0
Gen. Walker says he will never re
turn to the Democratic party till it be
comes iionest. With a prospect like
that before it. it is doubtful whether
the party would become honest if it
Mr. Yost during the Thorp-Epes de
bate in Congress last week, said that
as soon as Gov. O'Ferral left the Dem
ocratic party he became honest. If
this be true we suggest the remedy for
Air. Yost, to be taken before he presides
over another r"' --tion.
Thorp was 6 as e/ery.
knew he would be „enev«- . -.u-'
Means in Virginia sbtst their congress
men oiTthe floor of the house instead
of at the polls they, with a few notable
exceptions, get there.
If we interfere in Cuban affairs it
will bo on account of the starvation
brought about by Weyler's order
which destroyed the homes and means
of support of a large number of Cu
bans. Weyler was studying Sheridan
as a warrior, and no doubt read care
fu'y his valley campaign.
When Sheridan burnt every mill and
barn and nearly every home in the
Valley, turned the women and chil
dren out to starve, and left the coun
try so desolate that "a crow would
have to carry his knapsack," we heard
no wails from the north, nor did any
foreign power Intervene because such
warfare was barbarous or inhuman.
Yet what made Sheridan a hero, turns
Weyler into a butcher.
•—•— ♦—
Humanitarianism is a new feature
in some parts of our country. During
the war the north allowed its prisoners
to starve and die in southern prisons,
because the Confederates had neither
food nor medicine for them, rather
than exchange them, because, it was
reasoned, that if a Confederate re
turned to his home he would again
enter the army, but the term of ser
vice of most northern men in southern
prisons had expired, and they would
b6 of no service to the Union, so they
could starve and be d.
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Force, or Wind from Nebraska.
In the TJ. S. Senate last week a cer
tain Mr. Thurston from Nebraska,
who is by no means a man of much
force, was talking on the Cuban ques
tion, he tried to be eloquent aud said:
But if war came it would come by
act of Spain in reeistenceof the liberty
and the independence of the Cuban
people. There could be no interven
tion to save Cuba without force, and
force means war and war means blood.
Force held the broken line at Shiloh,
climbed the flame swept hill at Chet
tanooga and stormed the clouds on
Lookout Heights; force marched with
Sherman to the sea, rode with Sheri
dan in the valley of the Shenandoah,
and gave Grant victory at Appomat-
Pee saved the Union, kept the
the flag, and made "niggers"
'he time for God's force has
oited time no doubt caused
orget the force which carried
kee army from Bull Run, the
lays force around Richmond,"
iCielland got whipped off the
he earth, the force which met
Gen. Burnsides en Mayre's heights at
Fredericksburg, or which kept the
headquarters of a certain John Pope
•saddle. Lastly but not least he
oroe Bill" Itself.
McKinley has been a costly piece of
political clay. His election cost about
Py millions, and his administration
cost the Lord only knows how
Feagles, a postmaster appointed by
McKinlsy at Newbern, in this State,
was some time ago shot to death in
the night. If the U. S. Court takes
jurisdiction in the case of the killing
of the negro postmaster in South Car
olina, why not do so in the white case
in Va. ? The gentleman from Virginia
at the time of his death was making a
corner in wheat. Maybe the gentle
man from South Carolina had been
cornering the chicken market. Who
knows? But tbls ought not to inter
fere with the U. S. Court.
Why Uo Wetto to War?
It naturally strikes the mind of our
people as remarkable that Congress
will be asked to appropriate $500,000
of our money to feed starving Spanish
subjects. Why have are to do this
any more than any other nation say
Mexico or Brazil or other people on
this continent, and especially why are
we more interested in this or more ob
liged to look after Spain's subjects, or
starving Cubans of any body objects
to calling them Spain's subjects, any
more than England, which has a larg
er holding in this continent than the
United States ? It certainly cannot be
said that we are more humane than
England or other European countries
bordering Spain, because in the only
war we ever had within our own do
main, the very mode of warfare was
adopted for which Weyler is condemn
ed, and the captured prisoners from
the Northern army in Southern pri
sons starved because the South had*
not the iood to give them, and the
North would not even so much as sell
jfood and medicines to prevent starva
'tion when requested to do so by the
South, neither would they exchange
those prisoners when they were known
to be starving. In addition to this
Gen. Sheridan set Weyler, the exam
ple he has followed of destroying all
food and habitations, leaving the
county a waste and the women, chil
dren andj old men to starve, as all
know who ever read his famous "crow'
report. Why then do our hearts bleed
for these Cubans who are not of our
race, from one-fourth to one-half of
whom are negroes, who have volun
tarily brought themselves into this
condition by revolting against their
sovereign? Why has not Spain the
same right to whip and starve her peo
ple back into submission that the
North had to whip and starve the
South back into submission ? Why is
rebellion patriotic in one instance, and
treason in another?
But if these questions be not in fa-,
vor of Spain, and rights be denied her
which we as a nation, have maintain
ed and enforced, why are we bound to I
feed their starving people and leave
Spain freed of this burden and obliga
tion, far more able to crush the Insur
gent army? If in addition to our own
obligations to ourselves aud our peo
pie, we are to do all the boundary line
K;tling for South American provinces,
d feed all the starving people when
there are wars in those countries, we j
have a burden on us which is greater
than the Cubans ever suffered under
the greatest rigors of Spanish misrule.
We admit that this question is beyond
us, we cannot solve such a problem,
and we do not believe it can be solved
by any of the rules we have adopted
as to our own conduct, toward our own
Was Clay ■ - i
On r ♦ in now are not
„»uer of Co. o iess, offered a resolu
tion iv Cong-ess to the effect that we
accord to the United Provinces of Rio
de La Plata which belonged to Spain,
a minister. As these provinces were
then in revolt such a declaration was
tantamount to a recognition of their
independence, and this meant war i
with Spain. We cite below passages
from his speech on that occasion to
gw how similar was the war talk
1 to now, and to show that then
statesmen spoke of Spain's ex
sted resources, as they do now, and
shf is still alive. Today Mr. Clay
would be called the "Jingo" of Con
gress or the "Yellow" statesman.
"I beg, in the first place, to correct
misconceptions, if any exist, in regard
to my opinions. lam averse to war
with Spain, or with any power. I
would give no just cause of war to any
power —not to Spain herself. I have
seen enough of war, and its calamities,
even when successful. No country
upon earth has more interest than this
in cultivating peace and avoiding war,
as long as it is possible honorably to
avoid it. I cannot, however, approve,
in all respects, of the manner in which
our negotiations with Spain have been
conducted. If ever a favorable time
existed for the demand, on the part of
an injured nation, of indemnity for
past wrongs from the aggressor, such
is the present time. Impoverished
and exhausted at home, by the wars
which have desolated the peninsula;
with a foreign war, calling tor infinite
ly more resources, in men and money,
than she can possibly command, this
is the auspicious period for insisting
upon justice at her hands, in a Arm
and decided tone. Time is precisely
what Spain now most wants.
' War is one of those dreadful scourg
I that so shakes the foundations of
iety, overturns or changes the char
er of governments, interrupts or
troys the pursuits of private hap
ess, brings, in short, misery and
wretchedness in so many forms, and
at last is, in its issue, so doubtful and
lirdous,I irdous, that nothing but dire ne
ity can justify an appeal to aims.
c are to be involved in a war with
in, let us have the credit of disin
stedness. Let us put her yet more
:e wrong. Let us command tiie
ect which is never withheld from
c who act a noble and generous
Vherever in America her sway ex
t, everything seems to pine and
er beneath its baneful influence.
richest regions of the earth; man,
lappiness and his education, all
the fine faculties of his soul, are regu
lated, and modified, and moulded, to
suit the execrable purposes of an inex
orable despotism.
"I am no propagandist. I would not
Ito force upon other nations our
ciples and our liberty, if they do
want them. I would not disturb
•epose even of a detestable despot
ism. But, if an abused and oppressed
people will their freedom; if they seek
to establish it; if, in truth, they have
established it; we have a right, as aj
sovereign power, to notice the fact,
and to act as circumstances and our
interest require. I will say, in the
language of the venerated father of,
my country, 'born in a land of liberty.!
my anxious recollections, my sympa
thetic feelings, and my best wishes,
are irresistibly excited, whensoever, in I
any country, I see an oppressed nation
unfurl the banners of freedom.'
"He who has looked into the histo
|:he conduct of this war, is con
y shocked at the revolting scenes
it portrays; at the refusal, on
rt of the commanders of the roy
:es, to treat, on any terms, with
her side; at the denial of quar
tt the butchery, in cold blood, of
ers; at the violation of flags in
;ases, after being received with
>us ceremonies; at the instigation
res to risß against their owners;
t acts of wanton and useless bar
. Neither the weakness of the
sex, nor the imbecility of infants
ie reverence due to the sacredo
haraeter, can stay the arm of
is the doctrine of thrones, that
b too ignorant to govern himself,
rant that the people of Spanish
ica are ignorant, and incompe
or free government, to whom is
gnorance to be ascribed ? Is it
i the execrable system of Spain,
i she seeks again to establish and
petuate ? So far from chilling
sarts, it ought to increase our
ude for our unfortunate breth-
It ought to animate us to desire
deinption of the minds and the
3of unborn mi'lions, from the
'ying effects of a system, whoße
tendency is to stifle the faculties of the
soul, and to degrade man to the level
of beasts. I would invoke the spirits
of our departed fathers. Was it for
yourselves only that you nobly fought?
No, no! It was the chains that were
forging for your posterity, that made
you fly to arms, and scattering the
elements of these chains to the winds,
you transmitted to us the rich inheri
tance of liberty."
This speech was delivered 80 years
ago, and yet it fits the conditions to
day as well as then.
The Cincinnati Price-Current of last
Thursday says:—
Warmth and moisture have seived
to promote the growth of the wheat
plant where there was a good stand, to
give it a more promising appearance
where its position was doubtful, and
in some instances to afford an encour
aging outlook where the situation had
been regarded as hopeless. Taken al
together the week has been a favorable
I one, and has placed the crop on a more
j certain basis than previously repre
sented. This does not imply, of course,
any certainty as to results, for adverse
conditions are liable to arise at any
time, up to the gathering of the grain.
But the situation at this time of the
winter wheat crop, taken as a whole,
justifies the most hopeful view that
has been had of it during its progress
up to this point.
In Ohio and Indiana, aud to some
extent elsewhere, the rains have be
come excessive, and are retarding oper
ations on the land, and otherwise as
Burning of seriousness in particular
localities, by overflows, stoppage of
transportation, etc. This is more par
larly applicable to Ohio, and
hern Indiana. Quite likely con
able damage to crops may result
these conditions,
c indications from lowa and Ne
ia favor an extension of Bpring
ng of wheat—especially in lowa,
information from the Northwest
10 suggestive of plans for an en
id area of wheat and flax crops,
i, however, will depend on weath
nditions, but it is iv order in count
'avorable progress until there is
>n for modification of such a view,
c seeding of oats is now well ad
ed in most sections of the central
ns. There is soma irregularity as
lative area —the prevailing indi
n appearing to favor the view
there is not a reduction compared
last year,
ie moisture has hastened the
th of grass lands, and given early
ire for stock in many localities.
is expected to serve in eeonomiz
he consumption Gf corn,
c movement of grain has been of
srate proportions in all sections of
Vest. The prevailing expression
gard to wheat and oats is that
supplies of these grains are at a low
There is almost uniformly a hopeful f
view of the promise for fruit in the!
West. In view of theda.g: , -<y~"\ i Jjg J tlL"y
I Mountains could escape serious
inent of production,
ie wheat trade the position has
en notably changed, there being
ariableness in the fluctuations
es from day to day without de
. og a positive tendency toward
higher or lower values, closing but
fractionally different from a week ago
at Chicago.
It seems to be the fashion to give the
■igo wheat trader tbe credit of ee
g much more money to the wheat
icer than he would have had but
lis gigantic deal. It would be ex
ugly interesting to have such a
proposition made demonstrable. There
is as reasonable ground, apparently,
for the assumption that the price at
this time, and the general average to
Rvould be higher but for the in
ng influence of this great ma
corn market has had little
s, the speculative sentiment find-
Lie of special encouragement for
ar future with reference to high
jer prices, and it is within bounds to
say that practically no one is counting
on any striking decline very soou. The
market closes slightly lower than a
week ago, as also for oats, at Chicago.
July wheat at Chicago closed
2{c below the highest point of the
week, ie above the lowest point, and
Jc lower than a week ago. I
Corn at Chicago for July clos
ed ie below the highest pointof the
week, ie above the lowest point and
fc lower than a week ago
Wheat receipts at primary markets
were 2,501,000 bushels for the week
against 2,857.000 the preceding week,
and 1,479,000 last year.
Corn receipts were 4,022,000 bushels, I
against 5.882,000 the preceding week, I
and 3,277.000 last year.
Governor Tyler has appointed tbe
fisheries board as follows: Dr. Frank
Fleteher, Accomac, chair.; S. F. Mil
ler, Matthews, sec; R. A. Avers, Wise;
G, li. Ceezel, Rockingham; J. A. Cur-!
tis, Richmond.
R Norfolk Pilot and Virginian
c Ohio, City of Toledo, /
Lucas County. < **
riv J. Cheney, makes oath that
ie. senior partner of the firm of
F. J. Cheney & Co.. doing business in
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every case of Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the use
of Hall's Catarrh Cure
Sworn to before me and subscribed
m my presence, this 6th day of Decem
i Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal
ly and acts directly on the blood and
(sous surfaces of the system. Send
testimonials, free.
>ld by Druggists, 75e.
all's Family Pills are the best.
Is on exhibition at J. D. Uailey'3. Staunton,;
Va. This company is prepared to furnish ex- '
tra parts for any machines they ever solo.
They manufacture Binders, Mowers. Rakes
and Tedders.
will be war between the United States
and Spain. Peace is receding and all
Irn toward war. The paramount
>n in the national capital vow
ho will strike the first blow?"
ilatorsare in conference, and,
ng steadily forward with no
uee, the work of prepar.tioii for
ict goes on. In certain quarters,
Dgether unofficial, the act of
in ordering her torpedo flotilla
:o Rico from the Canaries is re
somewhat in the nature of a
defiance, or rather as another incident
in the series which have brought about
the present critical situation.
Rumor and war speculation run riot
in Washington. These have kept the
public at high tension, and, though
great good is hoped for from the
breathing spell given by the Senate,
apprehension that peace is more re
mote than ever are steadily growing.
However, the President remains firm
in his expressed belief that peace is not
lurope expects that war between
ited States and Spain is certain,
lieved the revelations now offl
nade by the report of the court
iry will so combine the other
of the situation as to make hos
inevitable. Some regard it as
c that Spain, at the last mo
will see the hopelessness of
ining her position and yield
t. as a British Admiralty official
having the lesson unmercifully
ired into her."
sta's organ, El Liberal, in an ar
■idently inspired, says: "Spain
lerate neither armed nor peace
jrvention of the United States,
like the Spanish, who respect
tlves, and who have been sonie
n the world, neither traffic with
nor speculate with shame. We
sh and invoke peace. If the
;ans disturb it, with motives no
fault of ours, we accept the conse
quences without arrogance or appre
bstract of the report on the dcs
n of the Maine is as follows:
—Tbe court finds that at the
the explosion the Maine was
1 from five and one half to six
s of water,
id—The discipline aboard the
as excellent; everything was
away, according to orders—am
jn, guns, stores, &c. The tem
•e of the magazines at 8 P. M.
•mal except in the after 10 inch
ac, and that did not explode.
I—The explosion occurred at
ock on the evening of Februa
There were two explosions,
very short interval between
The ship lifted on the first
h—The court can form no defi
nionofthe condition of tho I
rom the divers' evidence.
—This part of the report con
chnical details of the wreckage,
hich the court deduces that a
as exploded under the ship on
t side.
—The explosion was due to no
those on board,
ith—This section contains tbe j
iof the court stating that tbe
jn of the mine caused the ex
of the ship's two magazines.
■h —The court declares that it
lind evidence to fix the respon
report is unanimous and is!
by all the members of the court. |
not refer to the existence or i
stenceof mines in the harbar|
ma except in the specific find- j
t a mine was exploded under i
p and the opinion that the ex- j
of the two magazines was
by the explosion of a mine,
eport, as a whole, is a formal, I
ionate recital of facts and bears j
nip of that strict officialism]
narks naval procedure. It is
ot exceeding 1,800 words, and
the eight parts goes to the
t length under the second head
ich deals with the discipline
ler of the ship. This the court'
s with extreme minuteness, the I
:n^aToL^^^^Xn aliibli oV every
i boiof.i'ieing given,
ormal temperature of the large
magazines at 8 o'clock—only
and forty minutes before the
n—is said to dispose of the
i of accidental combustion
;hese magazines. The court
at these magazines did not ex
am internal causes, but that
osion of the mine under the
aof the ship caused them to
This will explain the re
le destruction wrought, the
n thus being shown to have
d the force of a mine without
magazines within,
r-ding that the ship was lifted
rst explosion indicates an ex
>urce and one of tremendous
ibe able to lift a battleship
g thousands of tons,
laracter of the wreckage, tech
lescribed in the fifth part of
rt, from which the court de
at a mine was exploded under
on the port side, sustains the
;en by some experts soon after
ster that the force of the ex
vas exerted from port to star
ature of the report of deepest
to the navy is the complete
;ion of Capt. Sigsbee and all
c on board the Maine.
ability of the court to find
>to fix respon-ibility makes
rt extremely guarded in ex
. Neither Fp a j n uor the Span
icntioned iv the document,
essage accompanying this re-
President says:
i tile evidence of a concurrent
cause, the finding of the court
ne 17 the outer shell' of the
m a point eleven and one half
i the middle of the ship and
ibovethe keel when in its nor
tion, has been forced up so as
w about 4 feet above the sur
he water; therefore about 34
re where it would be had the
k uninjured,
itside bottom plating is bent
versed V shape, the afterwing'
, about 15 feet broad and 32 j
ugth, (from frame 17 to fram«
ibled back upon itself against
inuation of the same plating
g forward. i
me 18 the vertical keel is
q two and the fiat keel bent j
ngle similar to tbe angle form |
3 outside bottom plates. This
vow about 8 feet below the j
f tlie water and about 30 feet I
i normal position.
opinion ol the court this effect j
ye been produced only by the j
i of a mine situated under the {
f the ship at about frame 18 j
iwhat ou the port side of the
aday the war fever abated to ;
mt owing to the very temper
! contained in the President's
auJ for a while it was
that war could be averted,
n, it was stated, would allow
■d states to feed the starving
jut the day was one of action
aranch of official life; action
lite House, where the Presi
his cabinet advisers assein
lecial cabinet; action in the
iference of state officials and
> concerning the latest phases
;otiation, and action in the
Navy departments, with the
itu'ition as the common pur
-1 the varying aspects of off!
has a day been replete with
livertie and important phases
5 subject. And yet, tbrough
ctivity, the prevailing tone,
d from administration sourc
en more assuring, more in
minister at the State Department, the j
French ambassador had a conference !
with Judge.Day. This renewed the
talk of Eurdpeau mediation, which is
assuming tangible form. The speech
iinier Hanatoux m the French
ber on Saturday is looked upon
eshadowiug at least sympathy if
rect steps toward mediation by
c and other continental powers, j
is good reason to believe Spain
iy and anxious for this move and |
en encouraging it at the Euro
I'uesday, however, the war fever
gh. Seuatc-r Foraker of Ohio,
ted a resolution recognizing the
mdence of Cu'sa ana favoring
intervention. He asked that
lolution go to the foreign rela
.ommitte-.'. He said that his
resolution had been long delayed, that
he had intended to present it at the
opening of the session in December,
but he had withheld it at that time
because of the President's message.
That message, he said, gave promise
that in a reasonable time definite and
decisive action would be taken.
Mr. Foraker spoke of the delays
caused by the De Lome incident and
the Maine incident, but declared that
the Cuban question would come up
whatever was done with Ihe Maine.
Senator Frye of Maine, introduced
a resolution reciting the conditions in
Cuba and directing the President, in
his discretion, to take steps to drive
the naval and military forces from the
island of Cuba and to secure the com
plete independence of the island.
Mr. Mason of 111., followed the intro
duction of the resolutions with a vig
orous war speech. He described viv
idly the disaster to the Maine. He
Khat if 90 of the victims had been
ors or sons of Senators we would
ive been 40 days declaring war.
Ie lives of all American citizens
sacred alike under our law and
~.. lt ».ly entitled to consideration. Mr.
Mason said the catastrophe should be
replied to vigorously. He could not
speak for others, but for himself he
was for war. Mr. Mason declared there
I could be no peace so long as a Euro
pean nation owns aud butchers its
slaved on this hemisphere. He said it
was not necessary for the Maine court
to fix the responsibility. The law did
that. If it was a torpedo or a mine it
was a Spanish torpedo or a Spanish
mine. Hence Spain must answer. He
would oppose any proposition looking
to indemnity as he would oppose
making a diplomatic incident of the
catastrophe. He would oppose any
kind of autonomy or any plan to assist
Spain, but his demand was that the
Spanish flag be driven from the west
ern hemisphere.
In the House of Representatives
Mr. Ridgely offered a joint resolution
for Cuban independence. Representa
tive Bell introduced a similar one, and
Representative Marsh offered a joint
resolution declaring war between t
Spain and the United States.
I T/TRGINIA. To-wit:—ln tho Cleric's Office of
V the Circuit Court of Augusta county,
the fist day of March, 189s.
John Sflor, Plaintiff, .£;
Charle3 Garrison, Defendant.
; Action of Trespass on the case la assumpsit
and ou attachment returned duly
The object of this suit is to recover ludg-
I ment againat Charles Garrison for the sum of
\ {1112.40 with interest thereon from October
Z7th, 18MI, due to said John ssilor on an open
account; and to attach the effects of said de
fendant in this State.
And it appearing by affidavit flled that the
defendant, Charles Garrison, is a non-resident
iof this State, It is ordered that he do appear
i here within fit teen days after due publication
hereof aud do what is necessary to protect
j his interest in thi3 suit.
JOS. it. WOODWARD, Clert.
I J., J. L. & It. Bumgardner, p. q.
mar Sl-4S
| -\7TRGIN*IA,Tow!t:— in the Clerk's Office of
> the Circuit Court of Augusta county,
the 3uth day of March, 18118.
Jos. A. Waddell, and Alex. F. llobert-
I son, executors of Mary J. Baldwin, de
fceasoi. Plaintiffs
The Mary Baldwin Seminary and
others, Defendants.
In Chancery,
The object of this suit is to have the will of
Mary J ulla Baldwin construed, and the entire
estate of the testatrix settled under the do- |
creos an 1 orders *•* .
■JpiHKi it ajnitniug -o filed that The
Trustees of the 'ieneraPsissemblvof the Pres
byterian church of the United States, Bald
win Darrow, Mrs, Julia A. Barclay, Julia Bar
clay Jefferson, Louise Barclay Kd wards, Bald
win Wayt, Kate HelsteU, Carouse Westmore
land, Charlotte Kemper, BUcabotn >, »tt,
Nannie Westmoreland und Stuart {Baldwin, i
defendants, are not residents of this state, it
jis ordered that they severally appear here
! within llfteen days after duo publication
hereof ami do what is necessary to protect
their interests in this suit.
M. < 'o .'aran. p. q. marUl-tt
I "l&i VElt'S OFFICE,
Staunton, Va., Mar. 80,1633.
Sf i. Landes, etc.
Landes, et als. h ,
i*sons interested in the above stjisP
cause will Take Notice, that in pu*
a decree of the circuit court of Au
nty entered in said cause on June \
11 at my office lv Staunton, Va., on
aturday, April SOth, 1808,
o ascertain aiid report as follows:
at persons are entitled to partlcl
c proceeds of the land sold In this
1 iv what proportions;
mt payments have been made to, or
what arrangements nave been made with,
said persons on account of their interests in
said proceeds;
j 3rd—What advancements have been made
jto the parties concerned by John Landes !n j
! his lite time;
I 4th—Whether the Indebtedness of said John
I Landes' estate to his eight grand-children,
i sons and daughters of Frances V. Craun, de
ceased, arising out of his guardianship of said
Hg lit ;:raud-cnildren,has tjeen paid, and if so,
by whom it was paid;
•itli—Any other matters deemed pertinent.
etc. it. R. K. NELSON,
Commissioner in Ohancory L
I •; / / :
- . <-.- —' 1
a want a pair of Shoes
thing that will add a
to your best suit—
in and t»ee our now
now arriving.
joods one price—the
,!e Shoe House,
lies and I ( Mutual Phones;
ition Free. J 1 Office. 31;
( Residence 355.
erry, Veterinarian
Veterinary Hospital at F. C.
Stables, (between Thomburg's
Main St.)
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
re-election to the office of Mayor ot your city,
subject to the decision of the Democratic pri
mary to be held April 21st next,
masit-te Respectfully, ALEX. 11. FULTZ.
W. H. LANDES, Esq.,
I Sir.—We, the undersigned citizens and
of Staunton, desiring to hive the cp
ity of expressing our appreciation of
uable services you have rendered the
mlty, in the capable satisfactory man
whleh you have discharged the onerous
of police justice during the past two
lsk that you anuounco yourself as a
ate for mayor at the coming election,
;to the Democratic primary. We are
nt that the City Council will consider
c best interests of the city to re-elect
police Justice, and knowing that neitb
tion alone will compensate you for the
nd responsibility attached, we ask you
d for both positions. Should you do so,
we pledge you our earnest support.
Feb. 7,1598. MANY VOTERS.
To the Voters or the Cirv of Staujjton:
Replying to call slgnad "Many Voters," in
the Balls News of February the 7th, I hereby
announce myself as a candidate for the office
of Mayorfor the City of Staunton, subject to
the Democratic primary, and respectrully ask
your support for said office.
Very respectfully,
To the Vgteks onus City or Stacxton; •;
iy announce myself a candidate for
iof Commonwealth's Attorney for
if Staunton at the coming municipal
;o be held in May, and subject to the
tic primary, and earnestly solicit
Jort. If elected I pledge myself to a
>erformance of the duties appertain
to. Respectfully,
otebs or the Cut of Staunton :
y announce that I will be a candi
;he position of Commonwealth's At
ir the city of Staunton at the muni
tion to be held May next, subject to
icratic primary, and trust that I may
our support.
Very respectfully,
1898 WM. A. PRATT.
y announce that 1 will be a candi
ihe position of Commonwealth's At
>r the city of Staunton at the muni
tion lo be held in May next subject
imocratic primary, and trust that I
ive your support.
Very respectfully.
Having been reliably informed tnat the
present Incumbent of the office of Common
wealth's Attorney for the City of Staunton
v a., will not be a candidate for re election at
the next municipal election to beheld in May.
1898,1 therefore respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for that office, subject to the
Democratic primary election, and trust that I
may receive your support.
Very respectfully.
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney
for the city of Staunton, as a Democratic can
didate, but not subject to a Democratic pri
mary, and 1 ask-the support of the voteis of
1 hereby announce myself as a candidate tor
re-election to the office oi City Sergeant sub
ject to a Bemocratic primary. 1 feel very
grateful for your support in the past and
trust that you may teel disposed to render me
your kind assistance on this occasion.
Very respectfully,
1 nereny announce myself a candidate for
the office of CITY SEKGK.ANT for
the City of Staunton. Subject to Bemocratic
primary. Respectfully,
dec 9-tde* li. G. Br ERS
I hereby announce myself as a candidate or
the office of City Sergeant subject to the Dem
ocratic Primary. If elected, I promise a faith
lui. energetic and prompt performance of the
duties of the office. Respectfully,
3 an -i THQ3. A. DAWSON.
January 22d, 1898.
I beg leave to announce my candidacy for
re-election to the office of Commissioner of the
Revenue, subject to the Democratic primary.
and promise if re-elected a raithful discharge
of the duties of the office to the best of my
ability. I solicit the active support of my
frlentis, with a sincere appreciatianw^rfeijfihL
I Staunton. Va.,
>ir- lfie office of Commissioner of the
iis one of the most Important in the
ne People or Staunton. It should be
a »lan who is universally recognized
"6, conscientious and "painstaking,
an that, when the city has any favors
w. they should go to rhose who have
igrudginglyof their time and labor to
the city. No man has given more
sly of both, iv proportion to his
Recognizing your merits, among
your lifelong fidelity to the Demo
irty. it Is with great pleasure that "ye
to run for Commissioner of the Heve
mising you our hearty support.
In reply to your flattering call on me to an
nounce myself a candidate for Commibsioner
of the Revenue for the ensuing torm, I beg to
say I appreciate most highly "the desire ex
pressed by a large number of my friends thus
to honor me. t hereby announce myself, I
therefore, a candidate for satd office, subject
, to the decision ot a Democratic primary.
My record as a citizen of Staunton for 25
years should tesiify to my character, and my
l ability to administer the office acceptably,
aid to my desire to promote the interests of
the city. Respectfully, !
• Staunton, Va. j
i Bear .-lr—There is no man in Staunton bet-1
I ter fitted to perform the duties of Commision-1
er of the Revenuo than yourself, and none
Alio has worked more faithfully and success
fully for the Democratic party. Recognizing
your high <iuabrlcatioiis for the place, and the
esteem in which you are held by the people of
Staunton regardless of party, we respectfully
urge you to become a candidate for this office,
subject to a Bemocratic primary, and pledge
I you our earnestsupport. j
Iv nsponse to the above call I announce
myself as a candidate forCommlssioner of the
Revenue of the City ot Staunton, subject to a
Bemocratic primary. If elected, it will bo my
earnest effort to meat the expectations of my
friends, and to give the city a faithful admin
istration of the office.
j Very respectfully,
Staunton. Va.,*
| Bear Sir—Fully recognizing your fealty to
1 the Democratic party, and knowing your su
perior qualifications and fltnesn, we "respect
fully call upon you to announce yourself a
candidate forthe office of Commissioner of
] the Revenue of this city, subject to a Demo
j cratle primary. If you will become a candl-
I date, we assure you that you will, without a
j doubt, receive the nomination at Use primary
j and the hearty support of your party aud of
many other good citizens, who are not Demo
crats on election day, May iiith, 18118.
In response to the above call, I hereby an
! nounce myself a candidate for the office of
Commissioner of tiie Revenue for the City of
Staunton, subject to the decision of a Demo
cratic primary election. Mv long continued
! services hi the council chamber of my native
city will be. 1 am sura, a sufficient guarantee
to my fellow citizens that any duty they see
I Otto assign to me, will be faithfully dls
■ charged. Very respectfully,
!■'. 11. BERKELEY.
Eissell Chilled Plows,
Livingston Plows, .
Double and Single Shovel Plows and
Plow Steels.
Spring Tooth Harrows,
Corn Planters,
Chain Pii'iips,
Deep Well Pumps,
Steel Roofing,
For sale at low prices by
FERTILIZERS for Spring Crops,
County Clover Seed Wanted,
) ms^mm^mm i m_Si "Woods Seeds Are Good c
? Safe s4 ft ** e t est i mon V r °f tne thousands who f
\ ■'Bft^ , -^ have sown, and are still sowing them 1
/ i»_3| I Jk»3ff season after season. /
S ;< v '.:"; . s" . - ** a tnost valuable help to the busy gar- S
5 dener or farmer, all through the year, }
j giving just the information he needs about J
( ■ and points as to what crops it will pay j
\ ft^T^^f^^^^^^^^^S.;' : best to grow. It is really a complete \
/ kc mi^- : ' ree up° n application. \
Having resumed business again at the same stand, I res-
pectfully solicit the patronage of all the people.
BRITTAIN, The Druggist,
Corner of Main and Augusta Sts . Staunton, Va. Marquis Building.
mu , , u . mfmfmmfiwmmmm
±hey look handsome in the pictures, but they are re- 3
ally far handsomer when you see them in the store.
Dame Fashion has displayed a wonderful amount of la
good common sense in dictating the styles of Clothing for
men and boys this season. The Suits and Oveicoats are 3
not too long nor too short. The Trousers are neither too 3
wide nor too narrow. 3
Our present stock displays the best taste, the highest 3
skill and the most reliable materials we have ever shown. 3
There's a look of the right sort about it—A feel
the right kind—A fit, style and workmanship of the high- 3
est perfection. In fact the clothing has genuine merit. 3
Every Suit or Overcoat that leaves the store, is ready 3
to do its full duty, and do it honestly.
You are sure to receive more value, style and service 3
for your expenditure with us than is usually given for a 3
third more money. 3
The Say-so of this ad. is the Do-So of the store %
We might talk for hours about the quality and price, 3
but nothing we could say, is half so convincing as the 3
ganwents, which speak for themselves. 3
Wo. 9 S. Augusta St., Staunton, ya.
": . I I If I J cultural lime. Office
aaaaaas £ 4 V i a* a and residence near
Bodley Wagon Works. Phone 270. Orders left
at J. A. Fauver & Co.'s will receive nrompt
attention KKEViis CATT,
mar 17 am Agent.
T7Y VR Si A T T? A Lot of good Jersey
JC VJ1X OAjL/II/. Cows. r?or further
information ap:>ly to undersigned at his office
in this city. The cows may be »ea at nil farm
.■ • n •. - -:.•,,.,: —-,
E. f. WATMA X.
l\iotographs $2 per dozen. High
'..tographs. Carbon, Platinums, Sc.
ts copied and Enlarged.
DIO Adjoining Masonic Temple.
FARM FOK SALE.—A splendid
m in Augusta eonnty, tne richest
f the * alley of Virginir, containing
Acres, has on it good new eightroom
two new bams covered with slate
ted, other new outbuildings, two or-
iree miles from nearest railway sta-
turnpike leading to station.in splen-
of cultivation. Hue spring, plenty of
i sight of churches, millB, stores, etc.
>0 per acre, on one. two and three
le. Has (Mi !r now 13 head horses, 50
hogs, KBWkmp, l<) milch cows, raised
ils of corn last year, other grain In
■u. Write for full description to this
irden Seed of every description, of
lest and Finest quality in large
ed Corn, Onion Sets, Potatoes, Sugar |
pom Corn, Cow Peas,
immond's Insect Exterminator. I
oses and Fiov.-er Seeds. Mole traps
things too numerous to mention.
! or call et
No. G N, Amn Street,
» Staunton, Va.
I will have 0:1 hand the best Fertilizer
for Spring Crops that will be on this'
market. All I ask is to examine my
goods and prices before bnyingelsewherc.
I have my own ground Nova Scotia
Plaster. Grass Saed of all kinds at the
j &5s W a %J? S%. %3 Iwll a
15 Miildlehrook Avenue, opposite
I Prompt attention to all mrl0-4t
Fir Sale and M\mt !
1st—A thoroughly established mercantile bus-
1 iness and handsome brick store and
dwelling combined, for sale, or will ex-
change for farm. Amount involved
2d—seven room brick residence in Staunton,
valued at §1,250, offered in exchange for
country home.
.Id—5-100111 frame dwelling in Staunton,
, valued atfaOQ, in exchange for small
-1th—77 acre farm, good condition; o-room
] dwelling, stable, fruit, Ac , owner anxi-
Stfe—About 200 aoies of level land 3 m. of
I city, ;,ood section, will offer §1,750.
|t»h— A very fine mill property at low fig-
ures, or wiH trade for farm.
Oar Keal Estate Catalogue, describing inin
j eral, timber and farm lands, will be
1 sent free to any address.
I Rates for life, fire or accident policies on
Correspondence desired trnm those desiring
to loan or borrow money.
jlAoUAiC IEjUtIjE.,
ana gentlemen wated to canvass." Above sal-
ary guaranteed. Call or address
mar24-lm Crockett's Depot, Va..
w cuir
day ninv.
Geortre W. Crosby in his ow. right and
as administrator of John a. Croshy,
decked. PlaldtiU-s
Eugene A. Crosby acsj others. Defendants
In Chancery.
The object of this suit is the partition of the
real estate of John H. Crosby, deceased, and
the distribution of his personal estate, and in
the event said real estate is not succeptii.lt- of
partition in kind to sell said iapd ana distri-
bute the proceeds his h'Jirs-at-Iaw
And it appearing by affidavit filed that wu-
rfJ?J *- r ? sb >'; f;r., Lydia iOugh and Klugh,
her husband, Lydia lucker and John Alexan-
der Anderson. are »on-residents ot the State
of \ lrginla, it is ordoved thai they and all
other heirs-at-law of John H. Crosby, deceas-
ed, whose names and residences are unknown
do severally appear here within fifteen days
after due publication hereof and do what is,
necessary to protect their interests in thia
a. *. TJ x. , JOSU - WOODWARD, Clerk..
I'., fe. It. Iselsou, p. <j. . mar yu t
Champion Corn Grower,
Bone Potash Comjiound,
" Capital " Potato Fertilizer,
"7 per cent''Garden Trucker,
"10 per cent" Garden Trucker:,
Choice Timothy Seed,
Choice Sapling (it>Ytt>r Seed„
Choice Red Ciover Seed;.
Choice English Blue Grass,
Choice Orchard (irass,
Also primeaudmediuiaVivaaes of west 1 -
| ern and county seeds fee sale by
Greenville Avenue,
niarlT-fit STACWrnan; ra,
IE cr- %''' V'/"■■ 3
le '. I
i tZ. ~**\ ■'■"'.
e WjRSi£ £ 3
E V-"-'i''*''"' -■' *~- „-:s-""'"-'- "•■& 3
E C vlsEfe??' ' - 'bat
t Why does the Fire Creek coal 3
t supplied by us always burn 3
fc clear and free, give out more 3
E neat, buro longer and need 3
> replenishing lets often than 3
fe any other coal you can buy ? 3
£ We won't charge you any 3
t thing for telling you that it is 3
E because it is carefully mined 3
T and scrtjpr.ed and positively 3
t free from sulphur and other 3
t impurities. 3
t LER, Jr, 3
M.Erskine Miller &Bro.

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