R. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor,
ast Mam Street Staunton. Va.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
Telephone In office connects with all
•ity and county lines.
Mntered at the Postofflce at Stanton, Va.,
as second class ir.ail matter.
This paper nas mo i-ie*-"" —
culation of any Newspaper pub
lUhed in the Valley of Virginia.
The subscription list Is open to
___.___*AJ*_ l _'_ l -___l
The American flar has been nan c
down in Cuba, but tbe chances are it
will ioon float again.
If the treacherous Spaniard should
prevent war, he would kill thereby, a.
large and respectable class of Ameri-
Gen. Blanco refused to see Gen. Lee
when he called to bid him good bye.
We have only an idea what kind of
civilities will take place when Spain
. ■. m ■■*> ——
A Weak Policy.
The McKinley not been i
gtrong with reference to our Spanish
troubles. He had his message ready
toe:---in and then withheld it, he
then teat it in and it is indefinite and
uncertain. He asks Congress to give
him power to use the army and navy
tc restore peace in Cuba, and yet to
what extent it will be necessary he
does not intimate. He has allowed
the Spanish fleet to reach American
waters, and to be so mobilized as to
present its strongest front and to make
car fighting far more desperate than
it might have been had he decided
•ooner to take more heroic measures
in the case. Had England been in our
•hoes with the light before her we had,
the Spanish flotilla would have been
knocked out of the water before it
reached Porto Rico, and the two war
ships which recently left Havana
wo.'• I never have left there floating a j
The President's Message.
The message of the President which
we haye condensed and publish in
another column is not a strong paper, j
It has none of the ring or Are which j
gives spirit to a nation, or thrills the
pulse of a people. It is a mere citation |
of facts which were known long before
the message was published, and have
Deen told to the public better on many
occasions. Last, and by no means]
least he does not propose any definite I
mode of dealing with the Cuban ques
tion, but asks Congress to give him
the army and navy that he may with
them restore peace on the island. But
should he handle these as slowly and
as indicisively as he has done the
whole Cuban matter, the people will
Dot long permit him to enjoy such
power, but will settle the controversy
in their own way. The message is
End tbe War q.iekiy. 1
Until this nioinanJ. vs nave opposed
3 war with Spain over Cuba. We have
never believed we had right altogether j
on our side. We have believed we
were acting the bully and were being
driven by sen. icuentalists to do what
we ought not. But we are we believe
bound to have a war, our people seem ;
determined on that course and there j
is na further intervention that cs.n be j
had- As this is the case we want it j
quick <-.':". decisive, we want the whole :
question fcettled. We want Cuba;
brought under the shadow of our wing
Kd end forever this wrangle over her j
d this spending of money, and waste j
human life. We want to see Spain j
iven away as quick as powder and
u_ll can do the work and let us stop
■trife and carnage at the earliest pos
sible moment. We are not for humiliat
ing her, we have no such foolish de
sire. Spain owned the country and
she naturally fought to hold it, but
Ie cannot do so longer and if she
ikes a brave and heroic resistance
c world will honor her for doing so.
c want her defeated only. She has
it done more than other nations un
:r the same circumstances would
ive done. But Cuba must be taken
id we had better annex it at once me
ad of having another war over it at
>me future time. Let one trouble set
e all. Let the war be sharp, quick,
desperate but end the strife forever.
NEWS OP THE DAT.
Count Itagaki, a Japanese states
man, advocates an alliance between
England and Japan as necessary in
preparation for the expected rupture
in the East,
i ltalian warship Amerigo Ves
which passed in the Virginia
,t 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
;d that, she was bound for Wash
The object of the Italian
s-ieit Washington is not known.
;aret Mather, the actress, who
ed at Charleston, W. Va., Wed
night in Cymbaline and who
ken suddenly ill on the stage
the play was about half over,
; 5:05 o'clock Thursday evening
:e Bright's disease. The body
ken to Detroit,
■iel Vaughn and William Hor
nvicted of burglary at the last
f the County Court of Warren
, and sentenced to six and eleven
sin jaii, respectively, escaped
night and are still at large.
sell door, leading into the corri
,s a small opening at the bottom,
ntly hardly large enough for a
crawl through. The two men
ill the grease in their lood, and
3 the floor and the edges of the
md, removing their clothing,
1 themselves. By pushing and
r they managed to get through.
Irew I heir clothing after them.
n tbe corridor, it was an easy
lo get out. On the whitewash
iof the ci il they left a message
isiiier, j.s follows: "Kind f.i--;M..
I?iU are going --fishing in ths
Mr. Churchman's Defense of the
We regret that we were not at home
j last week that we might have given
the letter of our friend Mr. J. W.
Churchman to the public as it was
I en. We desire to apologize to
or the liberty those managing
aper took with his communica-
He was doubtless surprised to
sentences gone or expressions
ged, and the article otherwise
cd." This calls for an apology
us, and we hope our friend now
rstands how this happened, and
lot feel offended if the force of
irtiele was weakened thereby
n we are arranging matter for our
nns, we never change a line or
sssion unless especially requested
We regret that Mr. Churchman has
taken as personal remarks mrde by us
about the Legislature, for we assure
him we aimed none of oar thrusts at
him, but spoke outside of print of his
course with much commendation
whenever we mentioned the action of
our representatives, and have for him
personally the highest regard.
We do not therefore wish to seem
now, to do what during the sessiop we
did not do. We know too well the
difficulties surrounding a new mem
ber, we know that he usually has a
great task before him if tie undertakes
as soon as he takes his seat to upturn
old laws, or make new ones, and ws
find no fault if he is conservative, or
To speak of "the suborned press,''
or "the rascally lawyers,'' does not
usually call to arms all of the editors
or all of the lawyers, even though the
term may be applied to a State or
locality. Our fjrienu thertfi .ought
not to have taken as personal what
we said of the late Legislative body of
| which he had the honor to be a mem
ber, unless we were alone in our criti
cism, or had made it more personal
than we did.
Once we were standing by when a
man who had lost a law suit in whioh
we, with older lawyers, were counsel on
the other side, made some not very
chaste or complimentary remarks
about the lawyers. We step
ped up and asked him if he intended
his remarks to apply to us, when he
looked at us in the most quisical way
and said, "Lord God, young fellow I
don't know who you are, but I couldn't
have meant you, I was talking about
lawyers." It would seem at first blush
that in this somewhat belated defense
of the last Legislature our representa
tive meant to pick a quarrel with us,
when he speaks of a "cowardly form
of attack," but we know too well tho
good pense of the writer to think so
ourselves, and therefore shall only be
courteous in all we have to say. We
are a little surprised to learn that he
delayed so long his defense, for the
reason that he hoped Senator Opie or
Mr. Walker, whom he says are both
his seniors in point of years and term
of service, would see fit to answer our
'thrusts" and "insinuations" at that
body. These gentlemen possibly wero
not aggrieved, or as years are said to
bring wisdom, and as service in the
Legislature may do the same, possibly
the gentlemen possessed enough of the
above quality to steer far away from
a task which few members of the body
itself, scarcely a newspaper in the
State, and few citizens of the Common
wealth have had the temerity to un
dertake. Our criticisms were never
j directed at the personnel of the body.
They were gentlemen, all, so far as we
have heard. They were. ' F
intellect all that ri- ,n.. -11
for them, and to say that we ever,
classed them as
"Ist—The sharp political scamp v.hn
advocated measures and cast his vote
as would best advance his political
and private interests regardless of thy
good of the Staie," and
"2nd—His weaker brother who did
not attempt to rise to the plane of
Sti.tes craft, but stumbled along in his
honest helplessness whithersoever fate
led," puts words in our mouth and
liments in our expressions not war
ed by any criticism of that body
lave ever made. Our classification
lat body was somewhat as follows,
.pant Reformers, Rampant Conser
:es and Middle Men. The Raui
; Reformer was for general up
_l, the Rampant Conservative
for allowing nothing to be touch
he middle men were the balance
el, and were really the men
accomplished what was ac
plished, though it cannot be
ed that all were more
:ss responsible for success or fail-
It cannot be denied too that the
y would not vieid to leadership,
no fixed policy, and it failed sig
y in the minds of the people in
implishing what was expected of
nd promised by it. Anybody can
a salary, and stop or diminish an
ropriation. This needs no states
1, but it takes men to shape legis
lation which raises revenue without
increasing taxation, and stop leaks in
the public treasury- As to the saving
to the State which the gentleman
mentions, the raids made on salaries
and our eelemosenary institutions,will
doubtless work out, out the saving in
criminal expenses which he puts at
$50,000 is purely experimental, and
will, we fear, prove a gigantic failure.
But it cannot be denied that during
the Eeseion of that body there was the
deepest anxiety amongst the people
lest something would be done which
would paralyze large and important
business interests in the State, and
that the State breathed freer when it
found the body had actually framed
I adjourning order that did end its
tence, even though as the Supreme
rt has declared it was unable to
lish the single office of Register of
Land Office. In conclusion, we
eve we have made no severer crit
n of the body tfian he himself has
c, both as to its failure to act and
its inability to resist improper influ
ences. He says: "There are thirty or
more counties in the State which draw
out for criminal expenses tens of thou
tands of dollars more than was paid iv
by them." This evil was not corrected.
We can name many more which might
have been corrected, and to which the
constitution was no barrier. "I met,
; -■!,. -iiarobufan, while in Ili'jsi
uiond, no office holder there askiug
tor the abolishing of his office or re
duction ol his salary." Not even tho.se
heme' t often, the Members of t_e
STAUNTON SP ECTATOR AND VINDICATOR.
he informs us was dangerous, as "it |
; required some of that commodity the
world calls 'sand,' to always stand up
for your honest convictions against
such pressure." We hope they all had
the "sand." j
With the Cuban war on our hands, j
tha country in a blaze of excitement
and public expectation on tiptoe, it is
hard to get back to the days when we
talked ef nothing but "what do you
think that Legislature will do ?" Still
we have no word to retract in regard '
to our general remarks made touching |
that body. What we said was put in !
j cold type, it refilected on no individu- j
al, but as to the body was _s we be
lieve, just then, is just now.and would
be repeated should the occasion ever
again offer itself, which we devoutly
Bay not be the case.
AINTRAIJK AND C'ROFS.
The Cincinnati Price-Current of last
A striking change in temperature
conditions has overtaken the country
the past week, with hard freezing
throughout the central and northern
regions. The lateness in this period
in which the most severe freezing has
occurred precludes full reflection of re
sults therefrom in the correspondence
to hand, but sufficient is indicated in
the latest received returns to suggest,
aseanbowell understood, that such
freezings have been especially prejudl
ciai to the promise for orchard fruits,
particularly peaches. It is not poißi
ble, however, at this time, to detemine
the degree of seriousnea of such losses.
liere the oats crop had germinated
ide growth, it is apprehended that
ard freezing has been destructive,
t is doubtful if the harm has been
?atas feared. Weather conditions
delayed seeding operations oyer
re area, and retarded preparation
Jund for corn,
far as the wheat crop is concern
ed, tne frosts and freezings have cvi-;
dently done little injury, although re
tarding the growth to some extent. 1
The general tenor of late advices con- !
cernlng winter wheat reflects the very
■irrging outlook previously report i
s marketing of wheat has been ir
ar, being fairly free for the time !
of year in various instances. But in all |
directions the current information is
suggestive of unusually low position j
of supplies. i
The interior offerings of corn have |
I contracting, under influences;
include the fact of farmers be- j
sy, with also a belief that prices
t likely to decline, while there
sh inclination to await indica
•elative to the start of the new |
The abundance of supplies in
ercial channels gives little hope
ich advance at present, or until |
hing develops to give an impulse
i wheat market has gained some
;th the past week, closing at
go with an advance of lie for
md 2Jc for July, compared with
k ago. Corn also shows an ad
of fe, and oats lafc.
y wheat at Chicago closed
jelow the highest point of the
, 31c above the lowest point, and
igher than a week ago.
■n at Chicago for May clos
below the highest point of the
, Jo above the lowest point and
jher than a week „go
■ eat receipts at primary markets
2,052,000 bushels for the week
ist 2,641.000 the preceding week,
2,877,000 last year.
•v receipts were 2,852,000 bushels,
nt 3,405,000 the preceding week,
1,825,000 last year.
A .SCENE IN THE HOUSE.
iere was a scene of great excite
t iv the House of Representatives
Thursday afternoon, during the
ideration of the bill for the reor
zation of the army. It was caused
Ir. Lentz, an Ocio Democrat, who
can assault en the admiuistr-a
charging that tho policy of d-'
'• the interest of stock jr v
reet. Ge alleged r.h
■ »«_> __> tl- — ,
ion that the message would not go
|in long before it was known at the
Uapitol and profited heavily l jy the ad
vance in the price of stocks which re-
I suited. He even charged that there
I was no warrant for the alarming state
ments about the situation in Havana,
! which were made as a justification for
! the delay of tbe message.
Air. Grcsvenor indignantly denied
that there was justification for the re
ports, and held Mr. Lentz up to scorn
j for alleging corrupt motives against
1 the President.
Mr. Lsntz disclaimed this, but the i
j irate friend of the President gave him
Ino mercy. He was thoroughly arons-|
I ed, and charged that the' Democrats
I were seeking political advantage, and
I paying his respects to John J. McCook
j and others. He said: The gentleman
I is greatly worried about bonds, aud lie
read the name of John J. McCook in
one of nis raids this afternoon. Who
is John J. Cook? What does he rep
resent? What is he here for' How
doeß he and the gentleman from Ohio
I stand with reference to this? I will
show you that they are parties to a
great conspiracy—one willingly so, the
other, 1 trust, iguorantly so. Who 1s
John J. McCook ? He is the legal rep
resentative of the Cuban Junta, of
New York, behind which stands four
hundred millions, more or less, of
bonds that can be validated by the
recognition of the independence of
Cuba by the United States, and they
will be destroyed by a polioy that
drives Spain out of Cuba in the *nter
est of American people. Before he
concluded he expressed the opinion
that war was as certain as that we
would live until n<?xt week, unless it
was averted by Spain.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that
ns mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely derange
the whole system when entering it
through the mucous surfaces. Such
articles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physic
ians, as the damage they will do is ten
fold to the good you can possibly de
rive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, 0.. contains no mercury, and
is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces
lot the system. In buyiog Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure be sure you get the genu
j inc. It is taken internally, and made
in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney &
Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75e per bot
HalTs Family Pills are the best.
ATTENTION FABMEBS! "
AT LOW PRICES.
Desiring to close out our stock of Im-
plements, we will make you such low
prices, lor cash or satisfactory notes, as
will certainly make it to your interest to
apr 14-Gt 15AKE11 & BBOWH.
Correspondence and ) i Mutual Phones.
Consultation Free. S 1 Office, 31;
( Residence 355.
IE. E. Terry, Veterinarian
Office and Veterinary Hospital at F. C
'Smith's Sale Scabies, (between Thornbure's
j Stables and Main St.)
WAR WITH SPAIE.
The conditions have not materially
changed since last week, but of course
we are one week nearer war or peace
than then. The President has sent in
his long delayed message which we
condense. Gen. Lee and all Americans
who desired have left Havana amid
j hisses and houting by Spaniards. Gen.
| Blanco snubbed Gen Lee when he call
[ ed to bid him good bye, and this insol
-1 ence has not tended to help the Span
ish cause. On Saturday Spain made
a final attempt at peace. She sent the
following to her minister at Washing
"First—Her Majesty the Queen Re
gent of Spain, desirous of ending the
troubles which are desolating Cuba,
baß commanded a suspension of hos
tilities General Blanco has been or
dcred to proclaim today an aruiistic
without conditions. He will determine
later the duration and details of this
armistice, so as to carry out the gener
ous intentions of her Majesty and the
wishes of the friends of peace.
"Second—Her Majesty's government
has granted to the island of Cuba in
stitutions as liberal as those enjoyed
by Canada under the British flag. The
Cuban chambers will meet on May 4th
next. It will be their duty and pri
vilege to put into practice and develop
these institutions. In addition to this,
Cuba is represented in the Parliament
I "Third—Public opinion in this conn
I try appears to ignore the fact that the
loss of the Maine was immediately foi
lowed by official and reiterated expres
sions of condolence from her Majesty
the Queeu, from her government, from
her charge de affaires in Washington
and from the authorities in Havana,
all of which tended to affirm the hor-
I ror which this disaster has caused to
ari-e in Spanish hearts, as also the
sympathy felt for the United States
1 gover_r_a_£"'and navy aud for the
"The Spanish minister feels confident
| that he can count up-h the courtesy
and sense of justice of the United
States government to enlighten public
opinion upon this subject.
"Fourth—As to the cause of this
lamentable disaster, it resolved itself
into a question of facts which can only
be settled by material proofs. The
Spanish minister reiterates the assur
ance that his government is ready to
submit the question to experts de
signated by the maritime powers,
whose conclusions are in advance ao-
The long looked for message of the
President on the Cuban situation was
sent to Congress Monday.
The President in the preface gives
a summary of the history of Cuba for
the past half a century, the last three
yeais' conflict, the desolate picture now
Dresented, the paralizing of trade in
I and the disastrous effects upon
>f the United States, as well as
iterests of citizens of this country
have investments in the island
n the throes of war. He reviews
ctionof the United States in its
sto bring about a satisfactory
of affairs in Cuba, the money ex
>d in endeavors to prevent fllbus
g and the patience with wfiieh
sountry has viewed the desolation
%t island. He says:
he policy of devastation and con
■ation, inaugurated by the Cap
tain General's Bando of'Oetober 21,
1890, in the province of Pinar del Rio
was thence extended to embrace all cf
the islands to which the power of the
inns was able to reach by oc
■ or by military operations,
autry,"including all dwelling
en agricultural interior, was
to the garrison towns or iso
.es held by the troopß.
sing and movement of pro
! all kinds were interrupted.
The fields were laid waste, dwellings
in,roofed and fired, milis destroyed
uh!, in short, everything that could
• :esolate the land and render it unfit
j for human habitation or support was
j conin-.'-led by one or the other of che
y parties and Bated by
effective over the better part of the
four central and western provinces, j
Santa Clara, Matanzas, Havana and
Pinar del Rio.
"Ths agricultural population, to the
estimated number of 300,000 or more,
was herded within the towns and their \
immediate vicinage, deprived of the
means of support, rendered destitute
of shelter, left poorly clad, and expos
ed to the most unsanitary conditions.
As the scarcity of food increased with
the devastation of the depopulated
areas of production, destitution and
want became misery and starvation.
Month by mouth the death rate in
creased in an alarming ratio. By
March, 1897, according to conservative
limates from official Spanish success,
rtality among the reconcentradoes,
■ni starvation and the diseases there
incident exceeded 50 per centum of
sir total number."
Ie then proceeds to review the mili
•y operations iv Cuba, and refers to
seages of his own and his predeces
•; to the efforts of Gen. Woodford to
ing about an amelioration of the
ndition of the island, their futility;
the movement looking towards the
sending of relief to the destitute of
Cuba; the work of the Red Cross So
ciety. aud the fact that thousand of
I lives had been saved by the munific
ence of the United States. The Presi j
dent then refers to the suggestion sent
to Madrid for an armistice until Octo
ber Ist In order to have the conflict
brought to a close; also for an iinmedi
ate revocation of the order of recon
contration. The replies of the Spanish
Cabinet were by no means satisfactory,
and the diplamatic relations between
tnat country and the United States
were brought to an end. The Presi
dent then proceeds to review the his
tory of similar cases which have come
to the notice of the United States
when Spanish dominion on this bide ■
of the ocean has been thrown off. He j
"From the standpoint of experience
I do not think it would be wise or pru
dent for this government to recognize J
at the present time the independence
of the so-called Cuban republic. Such
recognition is not necessary in order
to enable the United States to inter
vene and pacify the island. To com
mit this country now to the recogui
tion of any particular government in
Cuba might subject us to embarrassing j
conditions of international obligation
toward the organization so recognized
fi case of intervention our conduct
ould be subject to the approval or dis
[jproval of such government; we
ould be required to submit to its di
rection and to assume to it the mere
relation of a friendly ally. When il
shall appear hereafter that there is
lithin the island a government capa
le of performing the duties and dis
larging the functions of a separate
ation, aud having, asa matterof fact,
ie proper forms and attributes of na
oualif.y, such government can be
romptly and readily recognized, and
ie relations and interests of the Uni
sd States with such nation adjusted.
i There remain the alternative forms of
intervention to end the war, either as
lan impartial neutral by imposing _
i rational compromise between the con
testant*, or as the active ally of the
one party or the other."
This action, he believes, would be on
lie grounds of humanity, duty to our-
Ives and the Cubans, and the re
soval of a menace to oar own peace,
'he President in alluding to the de
ruction of the Maino says:
••The uavul court of inquiry, which
: is ueedless to say commands the un
oalifled confidence of the government,
ns unanimous in its conclusion that
-te destruction of the Maine was caus
Ed by an exterior explosion, that of a
submarine mine. It did not assume to
place the responsibility. That remains
to be fixed. In any event, the destruc
tion of the Maine, by whatever exterior
cause, is a patent and impressive proof
of a stata of things in Cuba that is in
tolerable. That condition is thus
, shown to be such that the Spanish
government cannot assure safety and
security to a vessel of the American
i navy in the harbor of Havana on a
1 mission of peace and rightfully there.
He refers to this act as corroborative
iof the picture he has drawn of affairs
lin Cuba, which shows the inability of
| Spain to protect a neutral vessel in the
I harbor of Havana.
The President then quotes General
I Grant as saving that other nations
! would eventually have to interfere aud
stop bloodshed in Cuba, and under
1 present conditions, the President says,
the agency of others outside of Spanish
and Cuban, either by mediation or by
intervention, seems to be the only al
ternative which must, sooner or later,
be invoked for the termination of the
The President concludes his message
In view of these facts and of those
considerations, I ask the Congress to
I authorize and empower the President
to take measures to secure a full and
final termination of hostilities between
the government of Spain and the peo
ple of Cuba, and to secure in the Is
land the establishment of a stable gov
ernment capable of maintaining order
and observing its inernational obliga
tions, insuring peace and tranquility
Mthe security of its citizens as well
ur own, and to use the military
iv naval forces of the United States
as may be necessary for these purposes.
On Tuesday things about Washing
ton were quiet. Congress had been
invested with the responsibihtv which
had lain on the President's shoulders,
and was by no means so warlike as
when it had the burden elsewhere.
The mesjas-e lay in the hands of the
committee, awaiting it is said au op
i portunitv for the committee to inter
view Gen. Lee who reached Waehing-
I ton that day. __ ,
On Gen. Lee's route to Wash
ington he received ovations at every
point. At Richmond he was greeted
by Gov. Tyler and staff and fully ten
thousand people, who shouted and
cheered until the train left.
It seems that it will be several days
before anything will be done to change
the status of affairs, and whilst there
is some opposition to McKinley's poli
cy in his own party it is certain that
I those opposed will be whipped into
line. It is known that Spain is doing
everything she can for delay, it means
a great deal to her. She has granted
the armistice she makes known, not
because the United States demanded
it but because the Pope and the great
powers asked it. Gen. Woodford has
not left Madrid. The Madrid papers
have published that Gen. Leo was
badly scared when he left Havana.
Gfen. Lee says the Cubans will not ac
cept anything but their independence,
and the overtures of Spain have come
too late. There is great disappoint
ment in Congress over the President s
message, and not a word of it was
cheered in either house. It is
ed that Gen. L.cc has positiye proof
that the Maine was blown up by
Spanish connivance, and if this be so
their professed sympathy is false.
Latest War News.
lelegrams received yesterday after
n say that telegraphic communica
i with Havana is interrupted, cable
posed to be cut, and that the Span
cabidet gave notice that iuterven
on in Cuba would not be tolorated.
The Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations has reported in favor of
rmed intervention and the establish
meot of a stable government in Cuba.
Gen. Leo appeared before the com
mittee, but his testimony furnished
lttle additional evidence. The House
committee had not reported at the
lour of goin_ to press.
The directors of the Southern Pacific
lailroad Company have re-elected C.
P. Huntington aspresident.
*b**£**m ■ ___________ tseet agy—^ **
n c vTadYertisememts.
T %".'-'E wrirSeTfTSFeoial examiner from the
_*-**■ Kellam Cancer, Medical and Surgical
.pital, ot Hliiton, W. Va., in Staunton, on
_.-___ aatli, to examine persons afflicted
with Cancer, Rupture. Dropsy aud all Chrr,„ie
Diseases. ALL EXAMINATIONS FKBE.
Will s c found at the Highland House.
For Spring Crops.
Our Own Brands, which are
well aud favorably known, having been
used in this section many years. Drill
ing condition first class. Call on us.
Apr 14 6t BAKER & BROWN.
VI U OIN I A, To-wit: -In the Clerk's office ot
the Circuit Court of Augusta county,
the 11th day of April, ISBB.
M. W. Ouarle 1 , Plaintiff
J. 11. Kauliln and Erwln A. Cools, Defendants.
The object cf this suit is to enforce the ven
dors lieu on that certain tract of land lying
in the noi tlieust portion of Basic City, Augus
ta county, Vint-ila. adjoining the land* of
Basic City ML, M. _ _ Co, and others, and is
the same land conveyed to J. 11. llankln by M.
W, yuarles and others, and afterwards con
veyed by said Rankin and wife to Erwin A.
And It appearing by affidavit filed that said
Erwln A. cook in a non resident of this State,
it is ordered that he do appear here within fif
teen dayi after doe publication hereof and do
what is necessary to piotect his interest In
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk.
W. H. Flsbburne, p. q. Apr lHt
i too 1 ol July, 1898,
An elegant Hunting Case Watch
will he given to the
in Augusta County, by the
BARGAIN FURNITURE CO.,
No. 27 N. Augusta St., Staunton.
i The judges as to who shall be entitled
to this Grand Prize will be Ihe people of
Augusta, who will make the decision by
ballot. A fee of 5c will be charged tor
each vote, and 2c for each additional
vote. One h ilf of the. money received for
the privilege of voting will be given to
the Kings Daughters Uospitil. <Jom
menca now sending your votes and your
money to tha
BARGAIN FURNITURE CO.,
27 N. August;; Sireet.
iii" We alto give a Handsome Gold
Watch to every buyer of ?_O.CO worth of
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by Sp
san 3 Knowles, dated May 14tli, IMS, and duly
recorded in tne clerk's oliice of .uissusu coun
ty, in Deed Book No. 117, page 110, default
si'avlng been made, and being required by tho
beneficiary so lo do, we will sell at public a"o
tion in front of the court house of Augusta
county, InSUi unton, on
SATUUDAT, MAY 7th, 1893,
the property conveyed by said deed as follows:
That certain tract of land in Augusta oounty
about two miles west of .stauntou. containing
about One Hundred aud Four (101) acres, being
the same land conveyed to Susan J. Knowles
by Absolom Knowles _.____,
TEttvlS—Cas_ as to Eight Hundred and
Eighty-even Dollars (5.557.1 X!) aud the costs of
executing Hie trust, any unpaid taxes, the
iiurcnasertopay tax forlSstt, aud the residue
in sit. twelve and eighteen months, evidenced
by the tss nd of liie purchaser, '.earing interest
I from date of sale aud tecured by deed of trutl.
rr<o THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
I IS 1 -A- U Ei IU-i -
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
re-election to tbe office of Mayor ot your city,
subject to the decision of the Democratic pri
mary to be held April 21st next,
mat-l-te Bespectfully, ALEX. H. FULTZ. j
W. H. -ANDES, Esq ,
Dear Sir.—We, the uudersigued citizens and
voters of Staunton, desiring to have the op_
portunity of expressing our appreciation ol
the valuable services you have rendered tbe
community, in the capable satisfactory man-1
nor in which you have discharged the onerous
Kes ot police Justice during the past two |
rs, ask that you announce yourself as a
didate for mayor at tue coming election,
jubiecttothe Democratic primary. We are
cond.ient that the City Council will consider
it to the best interests of the city to re-elect
you as police Justice, and knowing that neith
er position alone will compensate you for the
labor and responsibility attached, we ask you
to stand for both positions. Should you do so, |
we pledge you our earnest support.
Feb. 7,1898. MANY VOTERS. ]
I To THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF STAUNTON:
Replying to call signed "Many Voters," in
the Dail* News of February the 7th, I hereby
I announce myself as a candidate tor tbe office
of Mayor tor the City of Staunton, subject to
1 the Democratic primary, aud respectfully ask
I your support for said office.
I Very respectfully,
! W. 11. LANDES.
FOR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY.
To the Voters ofthk City of Staunton; „
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney for
the city of Staunton at tbe coming municipal
election to be held In May, and subject to the
Democratic primary, and earnestly solicit
your support. If elected I pledge myself to a
faithful performance of the duties appertain
ing thereto. Respectfully,
Jan 27-tf T. PEYTON BROWN.
To tub voters of the City of Staunton :
I hereby announce that I will be a candl
date for the position of Commonwealth's At
torney for the city of Staunton at the muni
cipal election to be held May next, subject to I
the Democratic primary, and trust that I may ]
receive your support.
Jan 13,1858 WM. A. PRATT.
I To the Voters of the City of Stauntok :
I I hereby announce that I will be a candi
date for the position of Commonwealth's At
torney for the city of Staunton at the muni
cipal election to be held in May next subject
to the Democratic primary, and trust that I
may receive your support.
Jan. 13.1898. HERBERT J. TAYLOR. |
To the Voters of the Citt of Staunton :
Having been reliably Informed tnat the!
present—lcumbent of the office of Common
wealth's Attorney for the City of Staunton.
Va., will not be a candidate for re election at
tbe next municipal election to be held 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.
Janl3-tde CARTER BRAXTON.
To the Voters of the City of Staunton :
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney
' for the city of Staunton, as a Democratic can-,
didate, but not subject to a Democratic pri
mary, and I ask the support of the voteis of
. this city.
1 Jan 13. lIULST GLENN.
~~CITY SERGEANT. -
TX> THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
I l hereby announce myself as a candidate tor 1
re-election to the office ot City Sergeant, sub
, I Ject to a Democratic primary. I feel very
grateful for your support in the past and
trust that you may feel disposed to render me
' 1 your kind assistance on this occasion.
rpo THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF |
1 nereDy announce myself a candidate for
the office of CITY SERGEANT for
• the City of Staunton. Subject to Democratic
. primary. Respectfully,
I dec9-tde* . H. G. BiERS
■ i-po THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
I hereby announce myself as a candidate .or
j the office of City Sergeant subject to the Dem
; ocratic "rimary. If elected, 1 promise a faith-
I ttil, eneiiietic and prompt performance of the
' duties of V-ie office. Respectfully,
| Jan 27 -BOS. A. DAWSON.
1 rsnt-n-' ******M Bs_ nr ii **mwt* numi smii !_____________
I COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.
.j January 22d, 1898.
i.TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
I beg leave to announce my candidacy for
re-election to the office of Commissioner of tbe
Revenue, subject to the Democratic primary.
and promise if re-elected a faithful discharge
\ot the duties of the office to the my
1 ability. I solicit the active supi>_^^^^nv
frlensis, with a sincere ■__
I past efforts In my behalf. ____^^
t3oj_aS J. CROWDER.
. A t'Al.l..
CAPT. H. M. McILHANY,
| Dear Sir—Tho office of Commissioner of the
Revenue is one of the most Important in the
gift of the people ot Staunton. It should be
tilled by a man who is universally recognized
as capable, conscientious and painstaking.
More than that, when the city has any favors
to bestow, they should go to those who have
given ungrudgingly of their time and labor to
build up the city. No man has given more
generously of both, In proportion to his
means. Recognizing your merits, among
which is your lifelong fidelity to the Demo
cratic party, it Is with great pleasure that >ye
ask you to run for Commissioner of the Reve
ising you our hearty support.
ANY VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
to your flattering call on me to an
yself a candidate for Commissioner
enue for the ensuing term, I beg to I
eciate most highly the desire ex
pressed by a large number of my friends thus
to honor me. I hereby announce myself,
therefore, a candidate for said office, subject
to the decision of a Democratic primary.
My record as a citizen of Staunton for 25
years should testify to my character, and my
ability to administer the office acceptably,
and to my desire to promote tbe interests of
the city. Respectfully,
H. M. McILHANY.
A. A. E3KRIDGE, ESQ.,
j Staunton, Va.
Dear Sir—There is no man in Staunton bet
ter fitted to perform the duties of Coinmision
erof the Revenue than yourself, and none
who has worked more faithfully and success
fully for the Democratic party. Recognizing
your high qualifications for the place, and the
esteem In which you are held by the people of
■regardless of party, we respectfully
o become a candidate for this office,
a Democratic primary, and pledge
ANY VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
nse to the above call I announce
a candidate for Commissioner of the
if the City ot Staunton, subject to a
ie primary. If elected, it will be my
earucsu c.fort to meet the expectations of my
friends, and to give the city a faithful admin
istration of the office.
A. A. ESKRIDGE.
CAPT. FRANK B, BERKELEY,
Dear Sir—Fully recognizing your fealty to
the Democratic party, and knowing your su
perior Qualifications aud fitness, we respect
fully call upon you f> announce yourself a
candidate forthe office of Commissioner of
the Revenue of this city, subject to a Demo
cratic primary, if you will become a candi
slate, we assure you that you will, without a
doubt, receive the nomination at Ihe primary
aud the hearty support ot your party and of
many other good citizens, who are not Demo
crats on election day, .May -6th, 1898.
MANY VOTERS OF THE CITY OF
In response to the above call, I hereby an- I
nounce myself a candidate tor the office of
Commissioner of tne Revenue for the City of
Staunton, subject to the decision of a Demc-|
cral-ic primary election. My long continued
services in the council chamber of my native
city will be. I am sure, a sufficient guarantee
to uiy fellow citizens that any duty they see
fit to assign to me, will be faithfully dis
charged. Very respectfully, _
s .. li. HERKBLEV.
w ALTERA .WOOD
Is un exhibition at J. D. Bailey's, Staunton,
Va This company is prepared to furnish ex
tra parts for any machines they ever sold.
They manufacture Hinder?, Mowers, Rakes
and Tedders. mar Hi-it's
K__p Gardpn Seed ed every description, of
tilt-Freshest and Finest quality in large
Also Seed Corn, Onion Sets, Potatoes, Sugar
Cane, Broom Corn, Cow Peas.
Also Hammond's Insect Exterminator.
Tube Roaes and Flower Seeds. Mole traps
and other things too ntimerou3 to mention.
Address or call at
TOSD'S SEED STORE,
No. 6 N. Acocsta Street,
2 SPRING GREETING*
| BEE HIVE STORE.
| An Exnili of Hals i Triml MUlinery.
Untrimmed Milliney in every desirable style will be found here. In our untrimmed
hat stock, all colors and braids, fairly priced at 25c, 50c, to Sl.oO. ,
I Our Ribbon offering comprises, yards and yards of fancy ribbons at irresistible
prices, and includes the Soman, Plaids and Stripes suitable for ruffles, sashes
ties, millinery and dress trimmings.
You will also find here new Spring Gloves, Woman's Kid Gloves, embroidered backs.
4 large buttons, black, white and all colors.
\ special sale of Black and Fancy Hose for ladies and children.
"BEE HIVE," I
j CORNER OP MAIN STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE, t
57/ LOOK OUT
\$g :/ .\ wLW: V\ V And it takes a clean road as they fly.
V$feV.li When you buy a MONARCH and pay
\Vpo| ; <£/ . the first cost you don't have to pay any-
f$R thing more for repairs as they Btand the
; strain, and all roads look alike to a
if Monarch. "We also have a cheap wheel
\ for $25, the best wheel in the State for
Second hand wheels at your own price.
The Best 25c Bell on the market. To Clips 10c. Grafy 5c. Oil 5c. Pants
Guards 5c. Other Bells 15c. Cement 5c All kinds of Cement. Headquarters
for all kinds of Tires and Tire tape, Repair Kitts. Spokes, Nipples and A\ asher s
5c. All kinds of Butts and Nuts,Crank Pins. We are headquarters L. A. W.
Repair Shop. All kinds of repair work done at short notice. Enameling Baked on
as good as new work. New tubes put in frames. Brazing of all kinds. Handlebars
and Saddles exchanged. The "Christy" sa Idle is one of our leaders. We have the
best saddles for the price you ever read of. Peddles of different kinds. Rubbers for
Peddles. In fact everything kept in a first class Bicycle store. Come and see us
we will save vou money, as we buy close for cash. Respectfully,
Humphrey Sl Co.,
Bagby building, - - 205 West Main St.
Phone 173. ( Phone or mail orders promptly attended to.
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 St8„ Staunton, Va, Marquis Building.
A HOUSE AND LOT
Near National Cemeters, Augusta County.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by Wil
liam Armstead (eol'd). and wife, to the under
signed, dated April 27th, 1897. and duly record
ed In the clerk's office of Augusta county Co trt
I in 1). B. No. 121, page 21"s, default having been
or the coiu^oiis^^aW___ou.\S-i__>tauii_-_
SATURDAY, MAY 7th, 1898,*
i the property conveyed by said deed as follows:
That certain tract or parcel of land situate in
Augusta county, east of Staunton, on the Port
Republic road, aud fronting on said roid BI
feet flinches and running back between par
allel lines 33. feet to a new street, haid lot has
on it a two story frame dwelling, ti rooms, and
Is near the National Cemetery.
TERMS—Cash as to 550.7U and costs of exe
cuting the trust and unpaid taxes, aud the res
idue In 6, UI and IS months.evidenced by bonds
bearing interest, secured by deed of trust, tbe
purchaser will be required to pay taxes for 1898
WILLUM A, BURNETT,
JOS. B. WOODWARD,
j apr 7-5t Trustees.
A VALUABLE FARM
NEAEDEERFIELD, AUGUSTA COC.NTT.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by
wlibur 8. Kile to the undersigned dated May
21st, 1897, and duly recorded lv tne Clerk's of
fice of the County court of Augusta in D. B.
No. 121, page 246, default having heen made
and being required by the beneficiary so to do,
we will sell at public auction in front of the
court-house ot Augusta county ..at Staunton,
Saturday, May 7th, 1898,
I the property described in said deed as follows:
—All of that certain tract or parcel of land
containing 275 acres more or less, situate in
Pastures district, Augusta county, about one
mile east of Deerfleld." About 130 acres of
this land is improved and in cultivation the
Improvements consisting of a frame dwelling
with 6 rooms, new barn and other outbuild
ings, two orchards, good spring at the house
and the farm otherwise well watered,
TEKMS:—Cash as to $268.00 and the oosts of
executing the trust and all unpaid taxes and
the residue in six, twelve and eighteen months
evidenced by bonds bearing interest secured
by deed of trust. The purchaser will be re
uuired to pay the taxes tor the year 1898.
\ H WILLIAM A. BURN-IT,
JOS. B. WOODWARD,
CHAS. C. BERRY,
I apr 7-sts Trustees.
j — OF—
A HOUSE AND LOT ON PUMP STREET IN
STAUNTON AND TWO HOUSES AND
LOT IN PARK ADDITION NEAR
By virtue of two deeds of trust executed by
William Smith, (colored), to the uuderstgnesl
trustee, one dated September 12th, 189ti, and
I recorded in the Clerk* ol_o of tho Hustings
court of Staunton iv D. B. No. 13, page--*,
and the other dated March 18th, 189., and re
corded in the Clerk's office of Augusta County
court in D. B. No. 121, page-'4l, default havlug
I beeu made in the payment of the debts therein
secured and being re..uli-ed by the beneficiary
I so to do, we will sell at public auction in the
I front of the court-house of Augusta county in
I Staunton, on
Saturday, May 7th, 1898,
lat 12 o'clock M.. the property conveyed by
Isaid two deeds as folio a-s: ,*_____
I The former deed all that certain lot of land
I with dwelling and Cooper shop thereon situ-
I ated on Pump street In Stauntou and known
I ° The latter deed. That certain lot of land
I with two dwellings thereon situated in Au ,
■ "u;.tacountv near Staunton, in whatis known
as- I'ark Addition,' and is known as lot No.
■ iv lllock No. 21 ou the plat of said addition.
'T-RMS:—As to the first described deed
cash as to $17.58 ana the costs of executing
t'-e trust and any unpaid taxes and us to the
■aeond described deed as to $15 Si and the
•osts of executing the trust and any unpaid
taxes- the residue of the purchase-money as
to both deeds Miall be piyali'.c In B, 12 and 18
months respectively evidenced by bonds bear
ing Interest from date secured by deed of
trust. The purchaser or purchasers in each
•ase will be required to pay tho taxes for the
year 1398. WILLIAM A. BURNETT,
JOS B. WOODWARD,
CHAS. C. BERK-,
iapr T-st« Trustees.
Yi-CiNSA HOTEL RESTAURANT.!
On First Floor— Entrance on New street
Nice newly furnished rooms, private for ,
ladles and gentlemen and connected with the .
ladles' Entrance and Front Restaurant Din
ing Room. Nice Oysters served in any style
desired. The best service—Low charges.
no- 31-lv J- _■ SCHEFFER. Prop'r.
j THE REGIT LAKSUBSCRIPTION.TO THE
SPECTATOR IS NOW JUST HALF WHAT
IT Hi-3 BEEN HERETOFORE. IT IS NOW
OSLt ONE DOLLAR,
[FOR SALE. _ig3_?*«-3S
Information apply to undersigned at his office
In this city. The cows may be seen at his farm
on Spring Hill road near Staunton.
marlO-tts E. F. WAYMAN.
] Information fort! $100.
A Scotch game keeper's experience ha
solved the problem of how to keep your ponl
try In perfect health. No more gapes or dis
ease of any kind. The success of this plan
originate_|._?*_.—ai£j_roved In connection with
i _W : *-nTfratßlnß of
birds, and when applied to poultry the same
I Hem t results were maintoined. This !a
5 scheme, hut sound, sensible, reliable
actlcal Information. Send 30c. to
>-3m 1619 Harford Aye, Baltimore, Md.
UNI A, To wit:—in the Clerk's Office of
the Circuit Court of Augusta county,
the 30th day of March, 1898.
Jos. A. Waddell, and Alex. F. Robert
son, executors or Mary J. Baldwin, de
| ceased, I'lalutltTs
The Mary Baldwin Seminary and
The object of this suit is to have the will of
Mary Julia Baldwin construed, and the entire
estate of the testatrix settled under the de
crees and orders of this court.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that Tn«
Trustees of the General Assembly.of the Pres
byterian church In the United States, Bald
win Darrow, Mrs, Julia A. Barclay, Julia Bar
clay Jefferson, Louise Barclay Edwards, Bald
| win Wavt, Kate Helskell, Caroline Westmore
i land, Charlotte Kemper, Elisabeth Watt,
Nannie Westmoreland. Stuart Ilaldwin, Mrs.
Caroline B. Calkins, Mary B. Crawford (In
fant), Julia E. Crawford, .infant), Mary S.
Crawford (infant) and Clara S. Crawford (In
fant), defendants, are not residents of thla
Stale, It is ordered that they severally ap
pear here within fifteen days after due publi
cation hereof and do what, is necessary to
protect their Interests in this suit
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk.
Geo. M. Coohran, p. q. niar-U-lt
\J Staunton, Va., Mar. 30,1898.
William A. Landes, etc.
Erastus Landes, et als.
All persons interested in the above styled
chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pur
suance of a decree of the circuit court of Au
gusta county entered in said cause on June 6,
1889.1 shall at my office lv Staunton, Va., on
Saturday, April Udtli, 1898,
proceed to*ascertain and report as follows:
Ist—What persons are entitled to. pnrtlci
pate in the proceeds of the land sold tn this
I cause, and In what proportions;
zno—What payments have been made to, or
I what arrangements have been made with,
said persons en account of their interests In
3rd—What advancements bave been mad
to the parties concerned by John Landes la
his life time;
4th—- net her the indebtedness of said John
Landes' estate to his eight grandchildren,
sons and daughters of Frances V. Craun. de
ceased, arising out of his guardianship of said
eight grand-children,has been paid, and if so,
by whom it was paid;
sth—Any other matters deemed pertinent,
etc. R- E. it. NELSON,
Commissioner In Chancery.
Elder A Elder, p. q. mar 31-4»
Staunton, Va., April. 5, 1888.
Joyner - Creditors,
:oyner, et als.
I parties interested In the above styled
B.now pending in the Circuit court for the
ity of Augusta Take Notice, that pursu
;o decree of said court entered In said
B November 31st, VB9tS, I shall, at my office
aunton, Virginia, on
May 6th, 1898,
eed to ascertain and report, tut account
-ing the execution creditors of the de
dant, N. C. Coyner; their several amounts
respective orders of priority. 1 «.t.all also
rt the funds in the hands of the special
Iver appointed in this cause; to whom the
i is payable and tn what amounts; to*
er with any other matters deemed pertt-
Commissioner In Chancery
• -trick & Gordon, p. q. Apr 7-lts
1 will have on baud tiie best Fertilixer
for Spring Crops that will be on thia
market. All 1 ask is to examine my
goods and prices bet ore btiv ing elsewhere.
I have my own ground Nova Scotia
Plaster. Grass Seed of all kinds at the
B. W. CRUM,
15 Middlebrook Avenue, opposite
C. _ O. Freight Depot.
Prompt attention to al.or<,«__
xml | txt