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Issued every Thursday morning by R. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor, East Mam Street Staunton. Va. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: For One Year $1.00. Mn A M TTQTIpp For Six Months... 50. J 111 MidlluO Telephone In office connects with all city and county lines. Entered atthe Va., as second class »ft_ti matter. THURSDAY, AUGUST 11. This paper has the largest cir- ] culation of any Newspaper pub- t lished in the Valley of Virginia. ] The subscription list is open to j inspection. i DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Election November 8, 1898. FOR CONGRESS, I J. M. QUARLES, OF STAUNTON. Prosperity with 00 cent wheat is like a dance without music. a a a It is now ascertained that the trade balance of $615,000,000 about which so much unnecessary gush has taken place has been badly padded. ♦ m * Wreckers are at work trying to raise the bark, which sunk some time ago with all tho foreigners on board who paid the tax. ——■*. aea a' It is pleasant to know that the ar-l mored cruiser Prosperity, which was wrecked in the launching last fall, will soon be floated again, and brought to port under her own steam. « _»—a— __ The Waynesboro Herald has a long editorial in last week's issue setting forth the merits of Hon. Edward Ech ols for the United States Senate, and the appropriateness thereof. In this the Herald is in hearty accord with a jarge and growing sentiment in the state. It must be a little rasping to the 71st New York to read Gen. Kent 6 report of the battle of SanMago which shows j that they would not advance and lay j down and let the regulars, one regi ment of which was negroes, march over^them. .> m * The foreigner has we suppose been taxed as much as he can bear, there fore the load is now laid upon the shoulders of our own people. We wish we could find out from somebody in some way, just how much of our tax the foreigner does pay any how. Some time ago a negro was told that the white people were going to send the negroes to Cuba and put them in the front to be killed by the Spaniards. The negro scratched his head a little while and said: "Fore Gawd, dat oue place de white folks not run over us." We cite this for the benefit of the 71st New York. Wheat is now 70 cents, an advance of 5 cents during the week. The mill ers think it will be lower, bnt we do not. Some credit must be given the gold standard, the Dingley bill and war taxes, all of which we are told help to make business prosperous and products higher. Then why should wheat be lower? We wish to apologize to James Strib ling, one of the colored delegates to the Staunton Republican Convention, whom we mentioned last week as be ing drunk and disorder)}', and fined in the police court. Our town has two colored men of the same name, and this fact led to the confusion. We are glad to note that the delegate was not the person who violated the peace in | this instance. ■ m ■ The president is said to bemad be cause Gen. Shafter published Gen. Kents report showing that the 71st New York ran at the battle of San tiago. The effort seems to be to dispar age the volunteers and laud the regu lars. This may be all right in this in stance, but regulars will run as well as other troops as was fully demon strated at first Bull run. An attempt is said to be making by j persons of influence in the resrular army to have some one other than Gen. Lee appointed Oov. General to Cuba, on the ground it is sail that such place belongs of right to a person ] in the regular army. If we live long enough, and no very long time either, we will see that nearly everything "belongs of right," to the regular An advertiser in Albemarle county "Dear Sir—We rented our farm to a desirable party through your paper, though we had advertised in the Washington Pout, Richmond Times, Charlottesville Progress and other This is not the only direct evidence we have had of the value of this paper as an advertising medium. One adver tiser last week put in a short ad. The week had not ended until lie had nu merons inquiries about the matter. We are constantly answering letters ourselves asking questions about mat ters advertised in our paper. This is not unnatural when it is known that our circulation is beyond that of any j paper in the valley, that we are add ing to our list over 100 names per month, and these of people who p_y cash for their paper and who consti tute as fine a business elemeut as can be found in any county. We invite our patrons to call and look over our list of subscribers, and we feel sure they will be more than pleased with I the class of readers we have and the J character of the homes we reach. —; — i Now oar army has captured Cabejas lighthouse. Our army cabejas every- e—♦—a— The Greenbrier (W. Va.) Independ ent laconically remarks that the big saw miil at Ronceverte has been shut j down and will remain so for two years and cites this as one of the evidences of prosperity, arising under a gold I standard. Such evidences are very numerous and in number are increas .♦ a a Help tie Sick and Wounded. Mrs. Henry D. Peck of near thh city has just returned from Old Point, where she visited the hospital. She says: "The fever stricken men are natives of nearly every state, Virginia among others. Many are desperately ill, some are dying, and many more will die un less they have the proper food. Chickens, eggs and butter are what is needed, and the need is imperative. Will not the good people of Augusta county, one and all, meet this need to the extent of their ability ? Mr. Miller McCue at Adams Express office will receive and attend to shipping all chickens, butter and eggs left with him for this purpose." If any of our readers desire to con tribute to so worth an object they can deposit their gifts with Mr. McCue and they will be sent at once to these suffering men. Delicacies are the things the government cannot fur nish, but our people have abundance of these. Sickness as Camp Alger. There is much sickness at Camp Alger, near Washington. Typhoid ever of a virulent type has set in ana s rapidly carrying the men off. This s unfortunate, men's lives are too irecious to be thrown away by any neglect, oversight or mistaken policy. It is proposed, we learn, to move the camp to Manassas. We have talked o physicians who were in the Confed erate camp at Manassas during the time that army was camped there and hey agree that there was a vast mount of sickness there and that the Confederates died so rapidly that rders were issued against allowing a uneral volley to be fired over them, c account of the demoralszation it ended to produce. The plan to pre >revent disease which is the most ap roved of all it to keep the army on t tie march, not allowing it to camp nore than a few days in one place. Vhen it reaches Manassas let it stay short time then start toward the valley through Thorough Fare Gap, where there is a railway, thence turn south along the base of the Blue Ridge and follow the Shenandoah, where there will be ample water for bathing and the purest freestone gushes from the mountain's base. There will be no trouble in supplying the army as they will be near a railway, and no com plaint could be urged against an ex pense which rendered the health ot the men secure. f Trouble Brewing, war is practically over, but the s of peace are yet to be arranged lese may last until after the No ?r elections. It would be ask o much to close them, to the r of not returning a Republican ity, and thus deprive the party per of the sweet results of its pic ting called a war. But with peace the questions which will give the istration more trouble than the ction of Montojo's and Ctrvera's Lind the capture of Santiago, will arise much that is now reamed of in your philosophy must teach a strange people, ers in blood and tongue, our iof government, and our ideas siness and civilization. These are like the negro when the war ceased, they have been and their sudden emancipation g 011 them, with visions of before them, each in his mind in the palace of his former mas :1 looking over his broad acres his own, will when the Bpell is and he finds that his dream S been fulfilled by the arrival Americans, grow hostile and ■rnable, just as Garcia has done, ciphne will be required, of the t sort. It will be impossible to nil fledged citizens of these peo h the ballot in their hands, so are they to our modes and iiaws, and this fact will confront us with the undemocratic idea of taxa tion without representation. They will assuredly chafe under it, and born in an atmosphere of rev olution, it is certain they will oegin war so soon as they suffer disappoint rueiit. There will as was the case in the south, be carpet baggers and E) followers who will incite them ostility, and pour in their ears i of hardship, neglect and assion. Then the day of travail be upon us, and our woes will as autumn leaves. There is no I >f roses awaiting the next coul , and those who think we are tol no bitter with the sweet of ourl victories, will recon without their.hosf. I Governor Hojjg'-s Party. Gov. Hogg, of Texas, who is much interested in dress reform, has just given a party which was attended by something like tvvo hundred members I of the State capital's best society. The I Ritationß to ladies contained notice he effect that calico dresses would jorrect form, and those to men ex ined that the recipients were ex ted to come in simular simple at tire. The Governor wore a $4.50 suit, and personally superintended every thing The refreshments included 200 watermelons. A curious phenomenon was noticed by a large number of people in Wic chester vicinity late Monday night, Kug a short rain storm, A beauti •ainbow was seen in the western ■ens, made by moon shining ugh the falling drops of water, ike occurrence has ever been wit nessed. c c» —♦- The Sultan of Turkey has told our minister that he is so impressed with the terrible execution of American guns that he has ordered the purchase of some of the same kind. Secretary Alger has decide- to ha ye the bodies of the men who died or were killed at Santiago brought to , this county. Is that young man in the parlor, , Mary. Yes ma'am, he must be, 'cause Miss j ■ done hung sumpin over, de key I i STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND VINDICATOR. j Our army in Santiago is whipped not by Spaniards but by an enemy greater than they. See what Roose velt, Kent, Bates, Chaffee Sumner, Ludlov., Ames and Wood say in an ad dress to Gen. Shatter. IVe the undersigned officers colli ding the various brigades, divi 3, etc., of the army of occupation üba, are of the unanimous opin ihat this army should be at once in out of this island of Cuba and to some point on the Northern oast of the United States; that it be done without danger to the )le of the United States; that yel fever in the army at present is not ernie; that there are only a few adic cases; but that the army is disabled by malarial fever to the ex teut that its condition to be practical ly entirely destroyed by an epidemic of yellow fever, which is sure to eouie in tho near future. "We know from reports of compe tent officers and from personal obser vation that the army is unable to move into the interior, and that there are no facilities for such a move if at tempted, and that it could not be at tempted until too late. Moreover, the lit medical authorities of the island • that with our present equipment could not live in the interior dur ; the rainy season without losses m malarial fever, which is almost Readily as yellow fever. This army must be moved at once perish. As the army can be safely ved now, the persons responsible for 'venting such a move will be respou le for the unnecessary loss of many msand of lives. Our opinions are the result of care personal observation, and they are also based on the unanimous opinion ; of our medical officers with the army, i who unuerstaud the situation :ibsolu-j Major M. A. Wood, the chief surgeon of the First Division, said: "The army must be moved North, or it will not be able to move itself.'' General Ames sent the following message to Washington: "Hon. Chas. H. Allen, Assistant Secretary of the Navy: "This army is incapiable, because of sickness, from marching anywhere, except to the transports. If it is ever to return to the United States, it must do so at once." In an interview General Ames said: "If I had the power I would put the men on the transports at once and ship them North without further orders I am confident that such action would ultimately be approved. A full list of the sick would mean a copy of the roster of every company." A Severe Critcism. The Philadelphia Ledger says: Evi dence of gross mismanagement of the army at Santiago continues to accumu late. One observer says: "I saw General _,udlow and General j Wood and Col. Roosevelt, all within I space of an hour, come to Clara •ton at the pier where she was un cling her stores from the State of cas and simply beg of her for corn U and rice, milk and a few dried 'Our men are sick,' they said, 'and re will be sick.' Missßorton helped them all. But an they had gone she said to me: the American commissary cannot din food in time of peace to a ldful of men, what could it do with irmy as large as that we had in the il war?' Even the iron will of Theodore )sevelt was shattered when he, half liinself, sat on stump of a cocoanut ;as I bade him good-bye. He had men ill out of 430, and twenty five a ill in one company of fifty men. 'If we were hemmed in by the my, ' he gloomily remarked, 'if we c making a last stand for national <tence we could bear it and move hout complaint. But we are in a i of peace, and behind us the great erica, with granaries bursting with ry kind of food, and I cannot buy ny price food or delicacies for my : men. ne of the transports carried pon as for Shafter's army, and tbey c considered an important part of equipment. They were, in fact, ttly needed in the advance on tadores, which was abandoned be se our troops could not cross the r. Nothing was heard of the pon l train until the transports Alamo irned to New York last Sunday, in it was discovered encumbering deck. It had never been removed l the transport. Washington correspondent relates ; the night of July 2 General Shaf had determined to retreat, and sent a dispatch to that effect to President just before he recieved sof the destruction of Cervera's , which put a new aspect on affairs re Santiago. Confirmation of the h of this story ig to be found in dispatches of July 3, published in papers of July 4, along with the unt, of the great naval victory, eral Miles then explained that a r battle had been fought on laud, that Shafter considered it was ssary to retire to the hilis to give aen needed rest and await rem anents. Yet at that time Shafter a much larger force than the liards in front of him- What he sdjwas his batteries.lying dumb in the transports only a mile away. We are indebted to Admiral Cervera for the change of conditions that enabled Shafter to hold on to his advanced position until Santiago surrendered. VIRGINIA NEWS. linford Ross, of Baltimore, is the bidder for deepening Elizabeth k on the Richmond, Petersburg arolina Railroad has been re baceo house in Richmond seeur 3vernment contract last week ,000 lbs of tobacco, democrats of the Third district i Richmond and renominated John Lamb for Congress. The funeral of Br. Thomas C. Van Huys, professor emeritus of chemistry of the University of Indiana, occurred at Charlottesville Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, and the interment was in the University cemetery. He was a native of Indiana, having been in Switzerland county in 1844. Alfred Rowan called upou a young woman iv Newport News Tuesday I night and was accidentally shot hy the I latter while she was playing with a I pistol. Rowan died Thursday morning. He is supposed to have come from New York. Tne name of the youug woman could not be learned. There is more Catarrh in this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pronounced it la local disease, and prescribed local rem edies, and by constantly failing to cure I with local treatment, pronounced it in curable. Science has proven catarrh to Ibe a constitutional disease, aud there fore requires constitutional treatment. I Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It is taken internally in doses from 10 I drops to a tcaspoouf ul. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address, j F. J. CHENEY & CO., ! Sold by Druggists, 75c. IARI AR -PEACE. ! tr has been steadily progress gh it is to be regretted that is to be killed with peace so land. Gen. Miles is pressing van. s assured. The reply ig now Uands of the President, and itails are to be arranged it is .t Spain has accepted our th right to discuss and ar arious points. It is certain .rmistice will be declared this lich will practically end- the What becomes of the Phil i not known, but we must srslopinents. A peace corn will be appointed and the ay be convened at an early )cept the treaty. The Span z will also be convened to the territory demanded, ans have captured Cabejas, house station of San Juan. ,ye also captured the light Cape San Juan, on thenorth tof the island, thirty miles Porto Rican capital, lole eastern part of Porto Rico ider the stars and stripes. No isistance has been encounter i invaders. u-General Macias has issued a tion denying that Spain has peace and stating that he can Americans from San Juan, before, referring to the bom tby Admiral Sampson. His is helping to drill the Span 's. lial cablegram from Madrid it the Spanish government has •ders that Captain General iall not force resistance to the •Spain realizing that the Amer bound to win Porto Rico, ited at the War Department ngton that up to this time the re thoroughly satisfied with Miles' conduct of the Porto mpaign. They do not hesi- Imit that the events which nirrcd since his landing at fully justify the change made » the carefully laid plans of •tment for the conduct of the i. 1 Miles cabled to the War De i that Colonel Woodward, ut-Colonel Chaffin and three minent officers of the Sixth isatts Regiment have resign y were accused of incompe i were ordered before an ex board, but rather than stand ination they presented their sns. >ort of Major-General Joseph on the operations of the army ntiago has been made public, »Vheeler describes the assault are of the most formidable vorks on the crest of the hill ng Santiago, and commends Qtry of the officers and men. 1 Clark, the commander of the p Oregon, has been adjudged ical board unfitted for f urth t present on account of physi ility. He will be sent home nd treatment. Admiral Samp probably designate Captain ow in command of the New immand the Oregon, subject proval of the Navy Depart ry of War Alger has directed ediate removal of General army from Santiago. Several sgiments have been ordered ly to go on transports to day. transports are expected at in a few days, including a f vessels which were used to ops to Porto Rico. All the mtiago will first be examined iical board and suspicious ba left in the hospital. I Toral has reported to Gen '.er that the Spanish prison near Santiago is unhealthy, there are twelve deaths daily, il number of sick of the army ?o on Thursday, was 3,354. 1,548 had fever. Five hundred Lewcases of fever were devel .ugust 4, on which date there teen deaths. American force, it is said, capture the important sea inzanillo, Cuba. The Span here are reported to be weak garrfson amounts to only 0. erican troops in Porto Rico in a general advance oa San ie army is moving in four )ps have captured Guayamo, ant town in Porto Rico. It ied by the brigade of Gen. iaiues, who, when the war , was stationed in Baltimore of engineering work for the at. An official dispatch to ;ates that seventeen Span c killed in defending the neral Miles reports that ricans were wounded. It's Rough Riders, the First ialyery and other commands ed from Santiago for the ich is being prepared for ontauk Point, L. I. .st of the Spanish prisoners io have sailed for home it lessai y to retain a garrison v in that city in addition to ie regiments which will be ;. Great pressure is being ) bear upon the War De :o secure the early embark he volunteer regiments at Shaffer's report on the sani ition of his army showed ■tal number of sick on Aug. 81, of whom 2,538 had fever, c deaths occurred on Aug. i including eight from yel- On August 1, 431 new oases re developed, niral Sampson has written etary of the Navy stating spatch which represented ■re Schley as saying it was • the fleet to have entered r at Santiago despite the false iv every particalar. aimodoie Schley had voluu lled upon him and denied de such a statement. PEACE. xy the reply of the Spanish l to the peace conditions ly tho United States was the French Ambassador, ame in sections, the first dispatch giving only the opening pas sages of the reply. They kept coming until 4 o'clock when the last portion had still to come. I; meantime the cypher experts work and at 4.30 they were all that had come in. It was ; a terrific rain storm which ver Washington at that iiour avo occasioned the delay of tinder, ng the receipt of tli3 cjinplete i steps were taken to fix a time lference with the President as i for that depended largely on the features of the reply and ;he explicit instructions con the delivery of the answer lsually accompanies a doeu this solemn character, reputable negro women were md driven out of Warners ) , by whitecaps Monday night eek. They were -stripped to t and whipped with raw hides, s then taken to the railroad i told to go. States Senator Wellington je McCoaias, of Maryland, last d a conference, at which, it is was agreed tiiat Judge Me- Corns will exert his influence to elect Mr. Wellington chairman ot the State central caiumittee. ___! GRAIN TRADE AND CROPS. The Cincinnati Price-Current of last Thursday says:— Fairly widespread rains have afford ed important relief to the corn crop the past week, although and placing the crop on a high basis of promise. The situation is one of averting serious damage rather than restoration of con dition impaired by last drawbacks. Nevertheless the rains of the week have done great good, and the present general outlook of this crop favors about three fourths of a full yield. In Ohio considerable of the corn area is tt ill in need of rain more or less urgently, while much of the crop is ap pearing fairly well. In Indiana the situation has been more decidedly bet tered by the rains. In Illinois much relief has been experienced, but the crop must necessarily be quite dificient. In low a the situation is decidedly more assuring, and a good crop is now al most certain. In Missouri there is a fairly good outlook. In Kansas a large portion of tha area will prove decided ly deficient in yield, and the crop of the State will be a short one. Information concerning oats is in line with previous indications, point ing to irregularity of conditions and a wide extent of light weight grain, even where the crop hss turned out well otherwise. In Ohio and Indiana there is a fair outcome in quantity, and in Illinois quite of deficiency. In lowa the crop is generally good in eastern portions of the State, lest favorable in the central, etc , much of the crop fall ing short of expectations. Missouri reports point to a light production. In Kansas a small crop. There appears little occasion for changing calculations in regard to the outcome of the winter wheat crop, while the late information from the Northwest confirms the previous gen erally good position of the spring grain crop that region. There is a continued frequency of re ference to a holding indication among wheat farmers, there being confidence in better prices later on. No radical change has occurred in th« wheat markets during the week, the closing being somewhat firmer than a week ago. The rains have had the effect of weakening the corn market to a mode rate extent, while the fuller evidence of deficiency in the oats crop has add ed a little strength to this grain. September wheat at Chicago closed |c below the highest point of the week, 2c above the lowest point, and lie higher than a week ago. Corn at Chicago for September clos ed 2Jc below the highest point of the week, ie above the lowest point and lie lower than a week ago. Wheat receipts at primary markets were 3,865,000 bushels for the week against 2,628.000 the preceding week, and 4,981,000 last year. Corn receipts were 2,630,000 bushels, against2,23B,ooo the preceding week, and 4,212.000 last year. NEWS OF THE DAI. Columbia has agreed to deposit bonds for $300,000 to signify its willingness to settle the Cerrutti claim. Secretary Alger is contemplating a two weeks' trip to Porto Rico for the' purpose of gratifying his desire to see that beautiful country, soon to be a part of the United States. Mayor Van Wyck, of New York, who has been summering at Freeport, L. 1., Thursday last distinguished himself as a life saver by rescuing three young women from drowning. The North Carolina democrats have formed the "White Government Union." The purpose of the league is Ire establish in North Carolina the premacy of the white race. It is reported from London that Mr. ;orge N. Curon, the parliamentary sr _tary for the foreign office, has ac pted the office of Viceroy of ludia, in ccession to the Earl of Elgin. A dispatch from Barcelona states that a formidable outbreak of carlists has taken place near Lorida, Catalonia. Such outbreaks have been expected to acoompany Spain's efforts for peace. Admiral Cervera and fifty of his of fleers attended the mass at Annapolis Wednesday of last week for the repose of the souls of the Spanish officers and sailors who lost their lives at Santiago in the battle of July 3. Recently notices of allotment have been sent to a number of persons who had subscribed to the new U. S. loan and forwarded the required cash, but who now deny all knowledge of the transaction. The indications are that their names were used by interested parties without authority, with a view of getting possession of the bonds in violation of the spirit of the law. TO WHOM IT MAT CONCERN: This certifies that we have known The Robertson Hewing Machine Co of Staunton, Va , ever since its original organization; that it is an entirely re putabla and responsible company; that it has the entire mid exclusive control of tho sale of the Davis Sewing Ma chines In the territory iv which it does butiuefcs; that it only sells the best and highest grade machines made by The Davis Sewing Machine Company; that I we have never known or heard of The Robertson Sewing Machine Co., being guilty of any misrepresentations, fraud, deceit or improper conduct, and from long and most satisfactory busi ness acquaintances with them, we be lieve them to be financially responsi ble and iv every respect reliable, hon est and trustworthy. Having entire and the fullest con fidence in their integrity and upright dealings, we do not hesitate in recom mending them in the highest terms to all persons having business with them. The Davis Sewing Machine Co. F. T. Huffman, Vice Pres't. Aug. 0 1898. NEW ADVERTISEMEMTsT" STOCK SAX- AT MEADOW "cREEK FARM, August 12. at 10 o'clock. As lam aboui to g-.ve up farming, 1 will ofler for sa'e on August lith, at 10 o'clock, all my fine slock —splendid pair of youug carriage horses, fine saddle and draft horses, two sound young mules, fresh cows, fatsteers, machinery tools wagons, carriage, harness, and a complete Ashing smack—wagon, boat, tent Will take notes for 0,11 purchases over &J0 E aug 11 It Charlottesville, Va WM is tlii doner Particularly is this true iv Fertilizers, Therefore you should buy DETRICK'S I Always composed of the best materials. Al was s of the best quality. Mways in the best drilling condition. ways ohc ap, because always reliable. Manufactured by Detrick Fertilizer & Ctaicel Co, Baltimore, Md. < t_fFoi' sale at Staunton, Va., by j I JAS, H. BLACKLEY, | an _ lIM Greenville Avenua. THE RK GULAK SUBSCRIPTION TO TH _ SPECTATOR IS NOW JUST HALF WHAT K3 BEEN HERETOFORE. IT IS NOW ONE DOLLiB. I EDUCATIONAL. Notice to Oist. School Boards. FOR SAMS, CHEAr, School desks, reci tation benches, table, stoves, &c. All in Rood condition. Used last session In Stauntou Academy. For prices. *c, address, I S. G. ANBPAOH, aug 11-4t Bedford City, Va. MY BALDWIN SEMIMyJ FOlt YOUNG LADIES. STAUNTON, VA. Term begins Sept. Ist. 1893. Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Un surpassed climate, splendid grounds and modern appointments. Twenty states repre sented. Terms moderate. Pupils enter any time. For catalogue, apply to Hiss ELLA WEIMER, Principal, Mary Bald "'in Seminary, augll-it BiJBflLPn-UGOIACASHY.: FRONT ROYAL, VA. WM. W. SMITH, A. M., __. D., Principal. Session opens September, 13th, 1893. This is the largest and most completely equipped academy in the South, and with few equals In the United States. The best facilities insure the best work. Time and money saved by rapid progress under skillful teachers. _£HB HONOR SYSTEM Id MAGNIFEID. " For catalogue, with terms and oth«r partic ulars, address the Principal. aug 11-4t Stanntnn Military Acaiemy. WM. H, KAIILK, Principal. Prof. S. J. COFFMAN, Associate Principal. The 15th session of tho STAUNTON MILI TARY ACADEMY will open SEPTEMBER 15th, 1898, and close the 7th of June, 1899. This is the only thoroughly equipped school for boys in the city of Staunton, and invites local patron age, especially, by the thoroughness of its course of study. Its complete instruction, Its ample grounds for recreation, and its faculty of experienced teachers. The military fea ture does not apply to day pupils, unless de sired. Special attention will be given to classes for small boys, and parents having boys of this grade are especially Invited to Investigate the merits of this department. Ample stabling furnished for horses of those finding it necessary to ride or drive to school. For terms, address, aug 4-7t Wm. H. KABLE, Principal. School for Yonna Men and Boys, I will open my private limited school for young men and boys on the 3rd of SEPT. 1898. Object of the school to prepare boys thoroughly for college and business. A lim ited number of boarding pupils will be taken lv my family. Over whose moral and intel lectual development a watohf ul care will be exercised. Terms most reasonable. For all Information apply to »ng 4-5t C. B. YOUNG, Principal. T7«XAMINATION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL Hi TEACHERS.—There will be an exami nation for the public school teachers of Staunton as follows: For white teachers, In school building No. 1, August 9th and 10th; for colored teachers, in school building No. 2. August 11th and All teachers whose certiflcates have expired by limitation are required to take this exami nation. Examination will begin at 9a. m. At the same time and place an examination will be given to applicants for scholarship at the Female Normal School at Farmville. JOHN H. BADKK, augl-lt Supt. City Public Schools. PANTOPS ACADEMY. Near CHAKI.OTTESVII._E, VA. For Boys and Young Men. Has unrivalled advantages in healthful climate, thorough teaching, kindly home influence, and large gymnasium. Send for catalogue. JOHN H. SAMPSON, A. M., I jnl27-6t Principal. The Dnnsmore Bnsinsss Colle&eJ Staunton, Va. 27t_ Session Begins September 1, 1898. This is an inexpensive school. Tot»l ex pense, including everything, | For 3 months, $53 to 867. For 4 " 68 to 86. For 6 '• 100 to 126. For 8 '• 130 to 166. I For further information, address J. (J. DUNSMOFvE, jul 21-2 m President. VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (State A. & M. College.) AT B-ACKSBURG, VIRGINIA. • 30 Instructors. Thoroughly equipped shops. Laboratories and Infirmary. Farm of 400 I acres. Steam heating and Electrical j lights in Dormitories. Degree courses in Ag- I riculture, Horticulture, Civil, Mechanical and I Electrical Engineering, Applied Chemistry I and General Science. Shorter courses in Prac tical Agriculture and Practical Mechanics. I Total cost for session of nine months, in eluding tuition and other fees, clothing, board, washing, text books, medical atten dance, etc - , about $195. Cost to State students $li>s. Next session begins Sept. 21, 1898. For catalogue apply to J. M. McBRYDE, Ph. D., LL. D., Jun 14-10t President. EXAMINATION „ TEACHERS. All persons wishing to teach In the Public Free Schools of Augusta county the ensuing session and whose certiflcates have expired by limitation will be required to take the ex amination, which will be held in Staunton as follows: White teacheas In School Building No. 1 on August 9th and 10th. Colored teachers In School Building No. 8 on August 11th and 12th. •> Teachers must bring '-cap" paper, pen and ink. Work will begin promptly at 9a. m. and persons who are tardy will have no opportu nity to make up lost time. An examination will beheld the same time and place for scholarships to the Female Nor mal School at Farmville. Jul 21-3t E. O. PEALE, Co. Supt. Washington anfl Lee University, l .LEXINGTON, VA. WM. _, WI_SO,\, IX. »., President. Academic, Engineering and Law I Depart ments. Additions for next session: One pro fessor, four lecturers; new school of Econom ics, Political Science and History. Expenses very modei ate. Opens September 8. For catalogue address The President. lun 30-6t University of»V.rginla I Fj_S_^3_y«^^**^ ft*. BAWHMqM^cfc_»n_ SUMMER LAW LECTURES _,_ UNIVERSITY OF VlHlilxiA. 3£t h Snmmer. July Ito Sept. 1, _tit>. Hare prored I especially profitable to beginDers; to candidates I for admission to tbe bar; to young practitioners [ lacking systematic instruction; ancf to older prao- I titioners desiring to combine reoreation with a I review of elementary principles. For cataloc_l ad* I areas R O.MINOB, Secretary, CtaarlotteiTi!)e, Vs. may 19-4t / lOMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, V 7 Staunton, Va., August 3,1898. Trout, Stribllng & Berkeley vs. Alice Showalter et at. All parties interested In tbe above styled cause now pending in the Clecult Court for the county of Augusta, take notice that cur- I suant to a decree of said court enterd lv I___ , cause on she 11th of May, 1898,1 stall at my of flee at Staunton, Va., on ,ra September 10th, 1898, proceed to take, itate and settle an account Ist. The real estate of which Jas. Showalter died seized sublect to the lien of plaintiff's Judgment. 2nd. The fee simple and annual of said real estate and the state of the title thereto. 3rd. The liens binding thesame in th* order of their priority. I 4th. Any other matters deemed pertinent, etc. HENRY W. HOLT, .. - ~ ~ Commissioner in Chancery. R. E. R. Nelson, p. q. I aug 11-4ts I TABLE BOARDERS WANTEoTaiVery rea sonable rates. Short walk from the business centre. Garden supplying fresh veg etables berries and fruit. Call at this office. TT'OR SALE.—A nice residence, A lot 90x3C0 feet,large yard and garden, well stocked with fruit trees, grapes and ber ries. Mtuated on the higher grounds of the city. Or will be exchanged for an eligible home ou the level more convenient to busi ness- luqulre at this office. L. W. H. PETTOJf. HERBERT J. TAVLOB. I PEYTON & TAYLOR, | ATTORNE-S-AT-LAW, j No. 10 Barristers' Bow. CASH PAID BODLEY WAGON CO. FOR Locust Hub Blocks Cut to Dimensions. Prices on Application Will Pay Cash for Old Castings Delivered at our Foun dry. No burnt iron taken. W-WHEN CORRESPONDING. MENTION THIS PAPER. (*gH Medical College of Virginia. A THREE YEARS' GRADED COURSE OF RFVFM MONTHS EACH. MEDICAL, DENTAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL. THE 61st SESSION WILL BEGIN TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 20 1898 r SB_S__Si_r* CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS M. D, "saSKT DEAN. ' 73m RICHMOND, - VIRGINIA. DRUGS! PAINTS !! OJLST"! We wish to announce to you that W. M. ALLEN has taken charge of the Drug Store corner Main and Augusta Sts., and we have on hand the choicest and most elegant line of Drugs, Sundries, Paints and Oils. 0* We also have the finest Soda Water in town. Give us a call and we shall tin to please you. W. M. ALLEN, Manager. COMMISSIONERS' SALE I I Very Valuable Farm in Angnsta Co., Va. The undersigned sale commissioners in pur suance of authority vested iv them by the de cree of the Circuit Court of Augusta Co., Va., of June 2,1898, in the suits of Paul, J. W. vs. Byers, J. W., et als ~ Alexander, J. A., Trustee, vs. Uyers, J. W., et als, and Byers, Samuel, vs. Alexander, Trustee, will offer for sale in front of the court house in the city of Staunton, Va., at 12 o'clock m, on Tuesday, the 6th day of September, 1898, that certain tract or parcel of land in the county of Augusta, State of Virginia, in the vicinity of Burkes Mill, which tract of land consists ot about 16'JJ; acres and is the same which was sonyeyed by Samuel Byers and wife to John W. Byers by a deed of date March Ist, 1887, and of record In the Clerk's office of the coaunty court of Augusta county, Deed Book 115, i age U7. This is a valuable and de sirable farm and has on It a good dwelling house and all necessary outbuildings In cluding an excellent barn. TEIIMS OF SALE-Cash in hand sufficient to pay costs of sale and the plaintiff's costs In the cause ot Paul vs. Byers. and any unpaid taxes on said land including taxes for the year 1898; balance In three equal installuents payable, one, two and three years respective ly from date of sale with interest from that date, for which the purchaser will be requir ed to execute bonds with approved personal security and the title will be withheld as ulti mate security. CHAS. CURRY, FITZHUGH ELDER, Sale Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the circuit court of Augusta county, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the courtafore said do certify that Fltzhugh Elder has executed the bond required by decree of sale in the chancery causes of J. W. Paul vs. J. \V. Byers, _c, J. A. Alexander, Trustee vs. Byers, and Samuel Byers vs. Alexander, Trustee, now pending in said court, except the second above named cause of Alexander, Trustee, vs. uyers, which has been dismissed by the de cree aforesaid. Given under my hand this 3rd day of August 1898. JOS. B. WOODWARD, J>-g4-5t Clerk. BlSeiore & Co. Keep Constantly on Hand Pumps, Washing Machines, Wheelbar rows, ttrind Stones, Cultivators, Dou ble and Single Shovel Plows, The cele brated Syracuse Plows and Harrows, and repairs for same. Trucks Cutting Boxes, Corn Shellers, Machine and Harness Oils, Road Plows, Subsoil Plows, and the Pennsylvania Lowdown Drill. _ ID IID a specialty. Buy a Bodley Wagon and spend your money with the people who spend their money with you. Buy a Bodley Wagon and they will buy your lumber. Buy a Bodley Wagon and they will hire our mechanics to to build them, and the mechanics can then buy your produce. Everything we sell we guarantee as rep resented. * B. A. BLAKEMORE & CO., Oppo. Landes' Wagon Yard, STAUNTON, - - VIRGINIA. ia1.21-2in I I|V it _■■■* Best Plasterers, I I !\/l I— * Builders, and Agrl- I m I jVI r. cultural lime. Office _■_? • * » * *™ — * ana residence near Bodley Wagon Works. Phone 276. Orders left at J. a. Fauver&Co.'s will receive nrompt attention KEKVKS CATT, July 7 3ra Agent. Imperial Pulverizer i6__s_________ff____________A '^»s^___l_o_?_EJ'YXs_!s'_Bs*^ And Roller. The best implement for putting ground In order for Wheat or Corn. Refer to H r _ a W - Hanger, J. W. Paul, R. W. j Moffelt, Elijah Coiner, B. F. Smith,. Chas. D. Crawford, W. P. A'ish, Ami Karacofe, and many others in Augusta county and other parts of the Htate. "N rite for Circulars and Prices. McCUE & KEMPER. General Agents, .«ik-« Fiß_er.vme.V_. IIMPOBTANT TO FARM! HEADQUARTERS FOR Fertilizers and Seeds. My stock this fail is large, and include, everything desirable in the Fertilizer line and suited to our soils, and the growth of wheat and grass. I sell no goods except from the most relia ble manufacturers, urn;, r their own brands home Items in fertilizers are costing more this season than for the last several year*, but I have overcome this trouble to a consid erable extent by close and careful buying for cash, and in addition to this factor in the farmers interest, I will sell at a small pront for CASH and to recnlar time buyer, who pay promptly when due. My stock will consist of the best goods made in line mechanical condition, and will be full and well assorted early and late, and farmer* can get anything they want at any time In season. ' As profits will be short I must make the cost of handling as small as possible, and will therefore not be able to sell through agents or to send out any one to canvass, and all such unnecessary expenses will be saved by those who buy directly from me. KThe farmers who may kindly call on me •c buying elsewhere will find that In doing ey have done themselves good service, ice Clover and Timothy Seed a specialty, and I have always a plentiful stock of the best in store, and at the lowest prices possible. JAS. H. BLACKLEY, Greenyille Ayenne. Staunton, Va- Jul 28-10t Argus c ' FARMS FOR^ALE! BY McILHASY & HILLEARY. I «t.—Bßo acres fine grass land, handsomely Improved. »30 per acre. 2nd.—263 acres good land, choice location excellent orchard, ordinary lmurove ments, $«,000. """ 3rd.—135 acres, 4 miles of city, divided into 6 fields, 18 acres meadow, 7 room frame house, stable, some fruit. $2,500. 4tt1.—400 acres. Hockbridge Co., 130 In culti vation, 100 river bottom, brick house, barn. Exaiiins this at $4,500. Bth.—ooacres good land 20 minutes of city 700 apple, 100 peach. 50 pear trees, frame dwelling, stable. »3,600. 6th.—77 acres, 8 miles of city, new frame dwelling, stable. »1,350. I_r~ We sell, exchange and rent property on commission. Write life, accident and fire' In surance In standard companies. Apply for free catalogue of county and city property. Mcllhany & Hilleary. Real Estate, Rental an. Exchange Agents. Jul 21-1 111 LAKUE FARM FOB SAUS.-A splendid farm in Augusta county, the richest q . uar i e ,_n of . the Valle y of Vlrginir, containlM about 560 Acres, has on it good new eight room dwelling, two new barns covered with slate and painted, other new outbuildings two or* chards three miles from nearest railway sta tion with turnpike leading to statlon.in splen did state of cultivation, fine spring plenty of timber. In sight of churches, mills, stores etc Price $3,,50 per acre, on one, two and three years time. Has on it now 13 head horses 60 £_?__ *k _?& m Bl J eep ' I 0 mllcn cows, raised 2000 bushels of com last year, other grain in Sfflce rtl ° n ' Wr " e f ° r fuUdesorl P ll °a to Mils J COAL FLIES in some familea. Not by reason of carelessness or extravagance. It is simply the nature of the coal. Good enough to make smoky chimney, but not worth anything for heating pur poses. See that such coal is not used in your household. Buy your fuel here and it is certain to be good. Regular consumers of our Bed Ash coal and all ; other grades, never enter a word of ' complaint, but pay their bills prompt ly. And we consider that a very good sign. Which of these grades shall we send* Red Ash, hand picked at $4.5 per ton, or New River at $4.00 ? Office Phone 168. Yard " 182. The Smith Fuel Co.