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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.
LOCAL DEPARTMENT.
This paper guarantees a larger
circulation in Augusta county ,
than any Newspaper published. j
The subscription list is open to '
inspection. i
WEDDING CARDS
beautifully printed at the Spectator
office. An elegant new line of type
for this especial purpose.
in order to put our subscription list on a
cash basis, we will hereafter omit the Dames
of all delinquent subscribers. The paper
will be stopped when a person's time has
m >.l —
BRIEF LOCALS.
All kinds of Job work done at this office.
All communications to this office should
be addressed "To the Spectator"—thus
Dsuring early and prompt attention.
When you come to town and wish envelopes
letter-heads, bill heads or any other kind of
job work done, call at the Spectator and
Vindicatoe Office.
The Sunday school of the Third Pres-
Iterian church will hold their annual
euic at Highland Park next Friday, t
Mrs. A. J. Montague, wife of the At
rney General, and their child, are
th ill with typhoid fever at Afton.
There is a village meeting at Par
ssus held by Rev. Mr. Ringer, of the
E. Church South.
rVm. H. Hyer is rebuilding one of his
houses which was destroyed by the flood
of September, 1896, which fronts on the
extension of Central Avenue.
Mrs. Ben Horn, of near Dorcas, who
has been quite ill, is improving. Chris
|.n Horn, of the same neighborhood,
o has been suffering with dropsy, Is
isiderably better.
?here is a decided decrease in the
aato crop this season, and those on
> market for safe are of an inferior
id. The heavy rains of the summer
said to have caused the failure in
aatoes.
'he new telephone company for tbe
ction of a line from Craigsville to
unton have organized with a com
ted list of subscribers. The com
ly met yesterday at Pond Gap for
purpose of authorizing the immedi-j
constructing of the line.
lOuis C. Davison, of the American
ck Company, left Sunday on
extended tour. During his absence,
will visit the largest cities in Europe
;he interest of the company. He ex
pects to be gone five ro six weeks.
li. Wm. A. Glasgow, Jr., and wife,
moke, are in the city, the guests
eph A. Glasgow. Mr. Glasgow is
1 the leading lawyers of the Roan
ir and for several years held the
asible position of city solicitor.
11 spend several days here attend
e court of appeals,
sale of Mr. C. E. Ault's personal
rty, two miles east of Steele's
non Wednesday, drew a large
.of people. It was a "clean
" sale, of everything on the farm,
t such beddiug, &c, as the family
irry with them to their new home
gerstown, Md. Property, on six
is time, brought good prices.
;eant Logan Turner has suppeo
a his hands for the following
i who are to compose the grand
of the hustings court which com
:s this morning at 10 o'clock:
Jradley, George Bowers, John W
, C C Berry, H M Bolen, M L
r, S V Amiss, J B Burwell, Cyrus
l, E P Denny, D E Euritt and J
Efllnger.
he county court clerk's office Tues
day everything was exceedingly qui
et. The only matters of interest that
transpired, was the granting of a license
to John T. Brand and Miss Mary Hang
er and Arthur Crosby and Miss Minnie
E. Puffenbarger. The first named cou
ple were married yesterday at
Fishersville and the latter couple will
follow suit next Tuesday, the 13th, r.eai
Lone Fountain.
Stonewall Jackson Camp met last
night in called meeting. Prayer was
offered by Rev. Dr. Finley. After the
transaction of the routine business the
election of delegates to the grand camp
which meets at Culpeper the sth of next
month, was taken up and the following
delegates were elected: A. S. Brubeck,
John B. Coffelt, R. Harris, T. C. Mor
ton and J. N. McFarland.
All members who wish to attend the
grand camp are requested to hand it
their names to Commander Opie oi
Quartermaster Brubeck.
In the office of the Superintendent o:
Schools, E. O. Peale, yesterday, then
was held an interesting meeting. A'
the August meeting of the countj
A school board, a committee consisting o
E. O. Peale, Sam'l Forrer, S. C. Brown
M. R. Coalter J. R. McCutchan, D. E
Ham, J. L. Hutchins, W. L. Kerr au<
Miss Ammie Todd, was appointed t
recommend the books to be used in th
schools of tbe county. This committe
met yesterday and as soon as they oi
ganized they agreed to spend the da
hearing the claims of the various boo
concerns and meet again next Saturday
when the report will be made public
There was an army of agents preserj
aud they were given a limited amour,
of time in which to present their claimi
Among those beard were : B. F. Johi
son & Co., University Publishing Co
Werner & Co., Ginn & Co., Heath & Co
Silver Burdette Co., and the America
Book Co.
Principal Chosen.
The Suffolk School Board held a mcc
iug last Wednesday and elected Mr. "VI
C. Morton, of Staunton, as principal <
the Suffolk High School. There wei
nine applicants for the position, all mc
of high accomplishments, and Mr. Mo
ton is to be congratulated on his sele
tion.-Suffolk Herald.
Mr. Morton has been a teacher in tl
public schools of this city for son
years and is a young man of fine ai
complishments and moral habits, ai
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Personal.
Dr. Frank Crawford of Mt. Sidney
spent Tuesday in the city.
The Misses Watson, of Fishersville
spent Tuesday in the city.
Miss Annie Guy, of I.ewisburg, W
Va., is visiting Miss Mary Guy.
Sanford Carson, of Waynesboro, wai
in the city Saturday on business.
W. It. Tyree arrived in the city last
week on a visit to his family.
Hon. Jacob Yost returned home Sat
urday from Philadelphia.
Rev. A.jK. Cocke, of Waynesboro, wae
in the city Monday.
Miss Annie Kremer of the county,
was in the'city Monday.
Dr. G. W. Finley, of Tinkling Spring,
was in the city Monday.
' John H. Rawley, of Dorcas, was in the
city Monday on business.
Dr. J. M. Watson, of Fishersville, is
a guest at Variety Springs.
Miss Alice Peyton, of Covington, ar
rived in the city this week to on a visit
Mrs, Alfred Jaffe.
Mrs. Luther Masincup and family,
who have been visiting friends in the
county, have returned home.
Mrs. V. L. Denny will leave for Hot
I Springs, Ark., Friday evening, where
! she expects to spend several months.
Mrs. Columbus Haile and children
left last week for thair home in St.
Rey. Dr. Louis Tucker who has been
visiting at Montgomery Hall left Fri
day for his home in Mobile Ala.
Mrs. Alex. Kerr, of the New Hope
neighborhood, who has been very ill, is
a little better.
Miss Irene Brad well, of Barnbridge,
Ga., is visiting Mrs. Dr. E. F. Way
man.
Serg't Thos. Carr, of Co. X, 2nd Reg.
Va. Vol., arrived in the city Saturday
from Jacksonville on a furlough.
E Mamie Grasty, who has been
ng the summer in Kentucky, re
home last week.
Smith, of Co. K. 2nd Reg. Va.
Vol., arrived at his home last week on
a sick furlough.
McII. Holliday and wife left Mon-
Kor Boston and other northern
Miss Clara McClure of Spottswood, is
visiting the family of Mr. Thos. Pilson
■ int Spring.
Dr. A. E. Dickinson, editor of
ligious Herald of Richmond, is
in the city.
Judge Geo. K. Anderson, of Clifton
Forge, is in the city attending the
•ourt of appeals.
Miss Bertie Wilson, who has been vis
iting at Shendun and Elkton, returned
home this week.
ish Eygter, who has been visiting
county, left Monday for his
a Baltimore.
j. Barth, who has been* North
Fall and Winter goods, return
e Monday.
tin A. Glasgow, Sr., of Lexing
in the city the guest of his son,
A. Glasgow.
P. East, a prominent lawyer of
ork city, is in the city on a visit
lother, Mrs. 8. A. East,
dornella Mish left Monday for
Sumpter, S. C, where she will enter the
Presbyterian school.
Mrs. Bettie Catlett and daughter,
Miss Fannie, are guests of the Patter
Rt Augusta Springs,
n Osborne, a prominent attorney
aroe county, W. Va., is in the
ttending the Court of Appeals,
i Bertha Hogsett, McChesney and
Merridith Hogsett and Dr. Willand, all
of Middlebrook, were in the city Mon
day.
Miss Augusta Harman left this week
for Pittsburg-, where she goes to resume
her work of teaching articulation to
deaf mutes.
William Garber, wife and two chil
dren, who have been visiting in the city,
left for their home in Indianapolis Sat
urday.
Miss Molly I. Gorman has returned
home after a protracted visit to her
uncle, C. T. O'Callaghan, near Monte
video. Albemarle Co., Va.
Mrs. Clements, of Richmond, mother
of Dr. W. R. Clements of the firm of
Reese & Clements, of this city, is on a
visit to her son.
H. L. Lang left Monday morning
for a two weeks' stay in New York city,
where he will pursue the study of the
Wider Prof. L. L. Ferguson.
.J.N. Van De venter, pastor of
Old Stone church, preached at the
First Presbyterian church Sunday
morning.
Miss Carrie Opie, daughter of Dr.
Thorn Opie, of Bath, is visiting har
grandmother, Mrs. M. G. Harman, in
this city.
C. W. Kilgore and family, of Hunt
ington, W. Va., who have been visiting
Mrs. S. T. Thornburg, left for their
home last week.
L. R. Spitler, of Co. K. 2nd Reg. Va
Vol., who has been on a furlough for 10
days visiting his father, returned to
Jacksonville Friday.
Rodney H. Dudley, of Mossy Creek,
was iv Staunton laßt week, where he
came to take home a lot of cattle pur
chased from Gordon Wright.
City Clerk Argenbright completed on
Thursday his report of receipts on writ
tax in the Hustings Court for the past
six months. The State receives $432.
De Wit C. Niswander, of the county,
left last week for lowa, where he will
make his home. His father, 80 years of
age, came to Staunton to see him off.
Mrs. H. P. Cochran and daughter, Miss
Lizzie, who have been spending the
summer at Wytheville, returned home
last week.
Mrs. Emma Scruggs and daughter,
of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Chandler and
two sons and Miss Minnie Bell, of Mt.
Sidney, are on a visit to Dr. George S.
Walker, of the Western State Hospital.
William T. Beard, of Riverside, Rock
bridge county, returned home yester
day after spending a month with
his sisters, the Misses Beard, near Par
nassus.
Dr. Powell Fauntleroy, of the 13th
Infantry regulars, first division, fifth
army corps, arrived Tuesday from
j Montauk. Dr. Fauntleroy was at
Santiago and is just recovering from an
attack of yellow fever. He is visiting
his mother, Mrs. A. M. Fauntleroy.
STAUNTON SPECTATOR AftL VINDICATOR.
city council was held Tuesday night at
the rity hall and was called to order by
President, J. M. Spotts Upon roll call
the followiug members answered to
their names : Messrs. Wheat, Bowman,
Kilgalen, Burke, Walker, Tarns, Tay
lor and the president.
Mr. Hammond came in a few minutes
later as did also Mr. Hughes.
The proceedings of the last meeting
were read by Clerk Argenb.ight and sign
ed by the president. Report of stand
ing committees was the next order of
business and the auditing committee
reported a number of claims against
the city which they had approved.
Mr. Kilgalen called attention to the
fact that there were three accounts in
the list charged to street committee
when they properly belonged to the wa
ter committee.
The fipance committee through Mr.
Walker reported that they had approv
ed certain papers referred to them at a
previous meeting. He stated that
there was little money in the sinking
fund and that he did not see how the
city was to get along unless taxes were
increased or expenses cut down.
Justice Merriken's and Constable
Crafton's proposition to collect doubt
ful water tickets was accepted by the
committee and agreed to by council.
No suits are to be instituted unless
there is prosnects of collecting the
amount.
J. D. McCue, collector, turned iv §187
worth of water tickets which he failed
to collect aud asked to be credited.
Fire and Health and Light commit
tees had no report.
The ordinance committee, through
Mr. Tarns, reported an ordinance for a
more thorough cleaning of tbe paved
streets, the carrying away of rubbish,
stc.
The street committee reported that a
sewer be put in north Augusta street.
[)a account of certain obstacles the
natter was, on motion of Mr. Hughes,
referred to ordinance committee.
The committee also reported in favor
>f a new sewer on Sear's Hill, with a
provision that the city pay $500 and the
iroperty owners tbe balance. Mr.
Tarns offered a resolution to refer back.
)u a roll-call the recommendation was
lefeated and the matter was re commit
:ed.
A resolution was offered by Mr.
lammond and adopted, giving Staun
onCycle Club permission to hold races
it the fair grounds.
Mr. Taylor offered resolution exteud
ng time for the completion of bicycle
ace track. Adopted.
J. M. Keister addressed council in
lehalf of a gate at the head of Madfcou
treet to the resivoir. Referred to
vater committee with power to act.
Other matters of minor importance
vere disposed of after which council I
.djourned.
New Advertisements.
Miss Annie E. Ryan, is closing out
ler stock of jewelry, and any one want
ng bargains should call on her at 26 E.
Sain street.
Switzer ft Grubert call attention to
heir line of fine knives and forks.
?hey guarantee them to give entire
atisfaction.
Mrs. M. E. Gilkeson of near Barter
>rook, will on Sept. 13, offer all her
ersonal property at auction. Consist
ng of horses, mules, cows, hogs and
11 kinds of farming implements.
McH. Holliday's shoes fits the foot if
ou foot the bill, and he guarantees
ioth to be satisfactory.
An advertiser in Lynchburg wants to
>urchase two farms. See his ad. in an
ther column.
Harman Bros, call special attention
o their Rockbridge county whiskey at
>2 a gallon, which they warrant pure
,nd good.
F. W. Bell & Co. have purchased the
Irug business of Bell <Jfc Baker, and will
(intinue the business at the old stand,
"heir announcement appears elsewhere
IN MEMORIAM.
Mrs. Florence C. Robey died Tuesday
aorning, July 19th, 1898, in Baltimore,
Such was the brief announcement
;hat brought sorrow to the hearts of a
vide circle of relatives and friends.
She was the daughter of the late Al
xander Crawford of Augusta county,
md was one of a large family of chil
[ren, most of whom survice to mourn
he death of a loving and devoted sis
er. In Sept. 1886, at Orange, Va., the
lome of her sister, Mrs. J. E. Morris,
he was united in marriage to the late
Pownly Robey of Charles connty, Md.
"n the bright dawn of her womanhood
ihe gave h6r heart to her Saviour and
lonnected herself with the Presbyterian
shurch. Her's was a consistent Chris
.ian life, which adorned "the doctrine
)f God our Saviour in all things." None
loubted the genuineness and sincerity
>f her faith. Bright in disposition,
itraightforward in purpose, warm in
'riendship, brave in adversity, and un
ler every circumstance true to herself,
:here were united in her the attributes
lecessary to the formation of a wo
nanly woman, and this she was.
Whilst Florence Crawford Robey is
lead and has "passed the door that
iwings between Forever and Nomore."
She still speaks through her life and
sharacter, and a rich heritage of fr«
?rant memory is left her friends. C.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Jruises, Sores, Ulcers. Salt Rheum, Fever
iores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
3orns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively
:ures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaran
eed to give perfect satisfaction or money
■efunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale
)y B. F. Hughes.
Death of Wm. H. Wilson.
Mr. Wm. H. Wilson, of Denver, Colo
rado, brother of Mr. S. C. Wilson, of
shis county, died in Denver on the 28th
->f August. He had been suffering from
what is known as mountain fever, and
afterwards took grip which ended fa
tally. He was about 71 years of age
»nd was born near Lexington, Va. and '■
went west in 1850, and to Colorado in
1859, where he had been dealing in mines
and mining stock. He leaves surviving
liim, his sister, Mrs. David McGuffin,
of this city, John, a brother, who lives
in Missouri, and two half sisters, one of
whom is Mrs. Lusk, of Clifton Forge
and the other resides in California. He
was not married. His remains were
buried at Denver.
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Democratic Speaking.
The political pot is begining to boil
and ere long politics will be at fever
heat. The Democratic party is getting
in fine trim and able speakers will be
Xl on the stump before election day.
eptember court Hon. Frank T.
Glasgow, of Lexington, and Thos.
Whitehead, Jr.. of Amherst, will ad
dress the people of Augusta and Octo
ber court the people will have the pleas
ure of hearing our nominee. Judge J.
M. Quarles, and Hon. 11. D. Flood, of
Appomattox.
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A Clever Trick.
It certainly looks like it, but there is really
no trick about it. Anybody can try it whe
has Lame Back and Weak Kidneys. Malaria
or nervous troubles. We mean he can curt
himself right away by taking Electric Bitters
This medicine tones up the whole system, acts
as a stimulant to Liver and Kidneys, is f
blood purifier and nerve tonic. It cures
Constipation, Headache, Fainting Spells
Sleeplessness and Melancholy. It is purelj
vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores th<
system to its natural vigor' Try Electric Bit
ters and be convinced that they are a miracli
worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only 50i
| a bottle at B. F. Hughes' Drug Store.
j received from a member of Co. X, and
!we have been given the privilege of I
! publishing portions of it:
In camp at Jacksonville, Aug. 30—-I
im on police duty today and am likely
to be called on at. any moment. Our
camp was moved further out two weeks
ago., We had an awful time moving, as
we had to do it in a pouring down rain.
Everything got soaking wet and we
Ive not gotten entirely straight yet.
r bath houses have not been fixed
i. Our fare was very bad the first
i or six days after we moved, but it
getting better now. The camp is
ited about two and a half miles from
ksonville, which makes it very in- ]
ivenient for the boys when they |
at to go to town, as there is no way
getting there except to foot it. I j
'c been in only once since we mov- ]
Hit. Our whole brigade is here and ]
>ok us three days to move, moving ,
tgiment at a time, each regiment j
ig tne others teams. I tell you what ~
rything was stir and bustle. It
was quite a sight to see so many teams
moving at the same time. Uncle Sam
certainly has a good supply of them,
and they are of the best quality too. 1
Each company has, or is entitled to .
have, two teams, one four and one six
horse. We have some of the finest 1
mule teams here I ever saw. The boys,
I think, are very well pleased with our I
new camp, and would be entirely so if l
it was nearer the city. The ail
out here is much fresher aud purer a
Ii it was at our old camp and j
ire strictly in the country now. c
have a good deal of shade, that r
mething we did not have at our old
p. and did have nice long grass to i
ge on until the boys trampled it ,
own. Now we have white sand to j
in again. Our regiment received (
celast week that we would be sent
to Cuba in six weeks, A good many of f
the boys do not want to go, and have ]
K'ved their discharge. Nine from t
ompanv have gotten their dis {
;e, and I think there will be more, i
Ryans death was a sad one. He r
ick for such a short time —in the j
hospital only nine boys. We had no t
idea when he left us, that it would be t
more than three or four days before he
returned. Did not consider him a sick I
man at all. He was one of the strong I
est and most healthy men in tbe com
pany. His death was very sudden aud I
Ipected. He was very popular and I
the boys liked him. He was in my
md bunked next to me and its I
to realize that the poor fellow is
as called off ou police duty yester
day and did not get a chance to write
any more during the day. After dinner j
we had division review, consisting of c
nine regiments. Our brigade had to \
march away down town to join the
other brigades. I tell you what it was 1
an awful long hot walk. When we got
back I was wringing wet with perspira
tion. We had the same hot walk last 1
Saturday evening, but did not have the |
review on account of rain. 5 here is to
be grand parade this evening of all the I
Scamp here in honor of the decla |
of peace. There will be between ?
and 35,000 uku j n ] iuei
Excursions will be run here *
from all parts of the state £
I will not take part in this grand pa I
rade though, as I am on guard duty to- *
day, and will have to report at the q
guard house in a few minutes. I be- c
lieve I had rather do this than be in J
that tiresome parade. A good many of j
our boys have gotten their discharge s
from the company. Our regiment goes ■
to Cuba about the Ist of October.
Pocahontas County Items.
A very bsautiful poem on the death
of Lieut. Robert D. Kerr is printed in
the Times this week from the pen of
Mrs. Margaret E. Sangster.
C. U. Arbogast had a fine horse to die
recently.
The horse of Dr. Legin thought to
have been stolen has been found.
Nopaline Perry, lumberman, who has
been sick for a long time, was removed
from his home on Denthat's Creek.
William Calley, who was in jail for
shooting a person some time ago but
was baih d, was again brought to jail
last week for an attempt to do more
shooting. He threatens to show up an
organized band of robbers.
The engineer corps are locating the'
proposed railway from Caldwell station
to Martinton and expect to finish by
E. T. G. Wilson and Mr. Brunley, of i
London, are visiting J. H. G. Wilson at '
Martinton.
Smith Whiting & Co. are constructing
a fine telephone line from Ronceverte to
Martinton.
P. D. Arbogast will attend the mcdi- I
cal lectures at the University of Vir- |
Rev. R. M. Caldwell assisted by Miss
Ella Pritchard have papered the Meth
odist church at Dunmore.
Miss Emma Warwick has returned
from the burial of her brother, John C,
whose death we have noticed, as occur
ring at the works of the Turkey Knob!
Coal Company.
I'KOM GKEESVIIXE.
Greenville, Va.. Sept. s.—On Sunday,
| Messrs. J. M. McClure, It. F. Larewand
S. F. Gilkeson were ordained ruling I
elders of the Bethel church. W. W.
Sproul, who was elected elder some time
since declined to serve.
Miss Ida Birch, of Richmond, is vis
iting at Capt. C. G. Merritts.
Miss Bessie Merritt is home from'
nursing a sick party at Pulaski City. |
A party of young folks, beaded by!
Mrs. Shannon and the Misses Merritts, I
will go to the Luray Caverns tomorrow.
! H. C. Palmer and wife are at the Cold
Spring.
| C. D. Bray and family, of Bramwell,
W. Va. are here on a visit.
S. A. D. MoKee dislocated his left
wrist last week by a fall from his horse. I
There was a Sunday School conven- i
tion at Bethel last Friday, composed of j
the schools of Riverheads district. Five
addresses were made and quite an inter
esting meeting was held. <
The new hotel of Mrs. Chapman, will
be ready for occupancy October Ist.
J. E. Beard has bought the Chapman
hotel and will move there soon. Price
paid, $1,300 cash.
Delta.
Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors met Satur
day at the county poor house for the
purpose of inspecting the grounds and
buildings and for the transaction of
such other business as demanded their
attention. The sheep account was taken
up and settled. This amounted to
$577 and $84.40 costs. The board made
a thorough inspection and expressed
themselves as highly pleased at the
conditions of things. Tbe crops are
of the best and the entire place is one
of thrift and enterprise. A high tribute
was paid to the superidtendent through
whose efforts the county has been given
cause to prosper in this department.
Clerk W. A. Burnett attended the
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Millions Given Away.
It is certainly gratifying to the public to
know of one coacern in the land who are not
afraid to be generous to the needy and suffer
ing. The proprietors of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds,
have given away over ten million trial bottles
of this great medicine; and have the satisfac
tion of knowing it has absolutely cured
thousands of hopeless cases. Asthma, Bron
chitis, Hoarseness and all diseases of the
Throat, Chest and Lungs are surely cured by
it. Call on B. F. Hughes, Druggist, and get a
trial bottle free. Regular size 50c and $1.
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Steele's Tavern Items.
Steele's Tavern, Sept. s—Misses5 —Misses Katie
j and Ella McKay daughters of Mr. J
| Autram McKay, near Greenville, have
gone to Lynchburg to attend school for
the comintr nine months.
Communion services were held it Mt.
Carmel church here yesterday. The
Rev. Dr. G. A. Wilson, of New Provi
dence, preached to good congregations
Saturday and Sunday. The pastor had
been preaching every night for a week
before. There were seven additions to
tbe church. Mr. S. F. McClure, of
Spottswood, will represent this church
in the Presbytery of Lexington at Pisgah
church, Highland county this week.
Several fine showers of rain fell in
this community yesterday, effectually j
Sthe dust, and refreshing vegeta
rs. Gordon Houston, a Civil En
. and James M. Mason, Bache
lor of Arts, of Washington and Lee
University, arrived at Spottswood Sat
urday, and will open the Valley High
Kthe loth. The prospects of the
re said to be very good.
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,Va . Sept. 5. —Frank Wriggle
left for his new home, Littld Rock,
Ark., last week.
John A. Killings and wife visited near
Ft. Defiance last Saturday aud Sunday.
Jacob Sheets, of near l'isgab. has
bought Samuel lluffei's walnut limber
and is sawing it.
Our young friend. Frauk Daliinu.who
went to Highland county to engage
iv merchandising, sold out to Mr. Ad
dison Rexrode, and is back to this
neighborhood.
Postmaster Carwell is doing a big
business in the melon line. He is run-1
niug a team every day to Staunton and
furnishing more melons there than any
two Hucksters in the county.
John T. Atkins, departed this life
Sept. 3rd, of gastric fever, aged 40 years.
He leaves a wife and three little children
|to mourn the loss of a kind husband
and father. He was a good citizen and
I held in high esteem by his neighbors
The funeral services were conducted by
the Rey. Mr. Sea, of Union Presby
terian church, of which he was a con
sit hi mcuiuer.
Staunton Mar nets.
Spectator-Vindicator OrFict.
Staunton. Va.. ?ep, 7 Jt« c.
Carefully Corrected Weekly.
A. Fauver & Co.
and the White Star Milling Company.
Country Freducr.
Flour—patent — J54.15C0i4 4(
family 3.75a4.0C
New process 3.50a3.7.=
Wheat cl
Lard 6a7c
Oats—shelled @2i
Rye 41
Wool—unwashed ItJc
Wool-wasned go
Molasses—Syrups [email protected]
New Orleans 40&50
Porto Rico 'li&3{\
West India SOftfis
Bacon—country cured.
Hams J2X
Shoulders Sao
Sides 10
Rice sfi!Bc
Salt lOOaJi.3O
Sigar—Cutloaf rjaß
Granulated sugar 6
Tellowsugar 5
Butter H
Corn 36a40
Cornmeal —<3;45
Eggs '10
Mixed Hay 5.00 a 6.00
Timothy Hay 6On a 7.00
Clover Hay 4.00 a 5.00
Clover Seed $3 00a4 00
Western Timothy Seed % 1.50a1.'5
Clover Seed (Crimson) J3.75
Red Clover $3.00a51.50
Sapling Clover $4.50
nsaiMaißHHaßa^BaHn«asaiaiaHaHa.]aHai
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
&Alfp
POWDER
Absolutely Pure
HOVAI BAKIMO POWpen CO., HEWVOHX.
B HOVn. HAKIWQ POWPER CO., HEWTOHK. ■
DE SURE AND CALL ON
B. W. CRUM
For choice Clover and Timothy seed.
lie handles the best and sells at low
prices. Give him a trial. 2t
Mai Anction Sale ;
i
OF CHOICE
Beady Male Cliii. I
Today, Tomorrow and
Saturday.
AT 7 EAST MAIN ST.
W THE MONEY SAYING OPPOR '
TUNITY OF A LIFE TIME.
COMMISSIONERS'SALE
—OF A— i
Very Valuable Fan in Anpsta Co., Va. \
The undersigned sale commissioners in pur- -
suance of authority vested iv them by the de- i
cree ot the Circuit Court of Augusta Co., Va, 1
of June 2,1898, in the suits of Paul, J. W. vs. 1
Byers, J. W„ et als., Alexander, J. A., Trustee, i
vs. Byers, J. W., et ais, and Byers, Samuel, vs.
A lexander, Trustee, will offer for sale in front
of the court house in the city ot Staunton, Va., .
at 12 o'clock m, on
Tuesday, the 6th day of September, 1808, j
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 1G0J; acres and is the same
! which was conveyed by Samuel Byers and
[ wife to John W. Byers by a deed of date March
j Ist, 1887, and of record in the Clerk's office of
| the coauuty court of Augusta county. Deed
! Book 115, page 97. This is a valuable and de
sirable farm and has on it a good dwelling :
house and all necessary outbuildings in- ,
eluding an excellent barn. J
TEKMS OF SALE—Cash in hand sufficient J
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 t
year 1898; balance In three equal Installments t
payable, one, two and tbree years respective- i
ly from date of sale with interest from that c
date, for which the purchaser will be requir- (
ed to execute bonds with approved personal I
security and the title will be withheld as ulti c
mate security. i
CffAS. CUKBY, c
FiTZHUGH ELDER,
Sale Commissioners. »
Clerk's Office of the circuit court of Augusta '
county, to-wit:
I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the court afore- J
said do certify that Fltzhugh Elder has ,
executed the bond required by decree of sale I
in the chancery causes of J. W. Paul vg. J. Vt\ I
Byers, &c, J. A. Alexander, Trustee vs. Byers, ,
and Samuel Byers vs. Alexander, Trustee. I
now pending in said court, except the second
above named cause of Alexander, Trustee, vs.
Byers, which has been dismissed by the de
cree aforesaid.
Given under my hand this 3rd day of August
1898. JOS. B. WOODWARD? t
aug 4-5t Clerk.
POSTPONEMENT.
The above sale, by consent of parties, has a
been postponed to be made in front of court c
house in Staunton, on i
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1898, c
at about the hour of noon.
FITZHUGH BLDEB, i
CHAKLEa CUBBY,
sep 5-at Commissirners.
I CURE ALL YOUR PAIRS WITH
iPain-Kilier.
( ; A Medicine Chest In Itself.
a Simple, Safe and Quick Cure for
I CRAMPS, DIARRHOEA, COUGHS
s; COLDS, RHEUMATISM,
:; NEURALGIA.
I 25 and 50 cent Bottles.
§ BEWARE OF IMITATIONS-
*" BUY ONLY THE GENUINE
PERRY DAVIS'
"New foo OH to Lean'
Is what we think, and so
we are constantly seek
ing for the latest im
provements of science in
Optical goods, and can
test and fit your ejes in
a manner that is only
next to giving you a new
pair of eyes. We have
the latest approved ap
pliances for fitting the
eyes properly,
H. L. LANG,
Graduated Optician.
GRAHAM'S
FERTILIZERS !
For the FALL TRADE I haye purchased for
cash a large lot of the best materials and will
be able to offer special inducements to farm
ers for cash or prompt payment on time sales.
1 offer the following brands:
STAUNMON WHEAT FERTILIZER,
VIRGINIA MIXTURE,
HIGH GRADE valley PHOSPHATE.
The last two brands, by the recent analysis
of the state agricultural department, ran
higher in chemical analysis than any brands
on the market for tha price charged. The
Staunton brand needs no recommendation;
its wheat held record shows that it will raise
better wheat and more wheat than any low
priced fertilizer on the market.
and see reports of farmers and get
prices before buying. I have also for sale a
car load of
Agricultural Lime,
which will be a cheap article for mixing.
J. K. GKAHAIf,
aug 18-4t Staunton, Va.
\
COAL FLIES
in some familes. 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 lied 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 163.
Yard " 182.
The Smith Fuel Co.
TRUSTEE'S SALE
By virtue of a deed of trust of James W.
McCorkle and wife to J. Lewis Bumgardner
and W. E. Craig, Trustee*, bearing date on
the 28th day of April. I*!U. I will as the sur
viving trustee named in the said deed, pro
ceed on
Monday, the 26th day of Sept. 1868.
(Court-day), to sell at public auction in front
of the court house In the city or Staunton, at
12 o'clock M. the following real estate:
First. All that certain property know as
the Randolph property in the town of Mid
dlebrook, Augusta county, Virginia, which '
was purchased by James \V. McCorkle, con
sisting of the house and lots in the said town
In which James W. McCorkle now resides.
Second. That certain house and lot In the
town of Middleboook. Augusta counts > Vir
ginia, known as the Perry property. and pur- .
chated by James W. McCorkle from Miss '
Mary Heard. Upon the following . '
TERMS, to-wit—Enout'h cash in hand to
pay the costs of executing this trust, the re- .
mainder upon credit of one, two, and three '
years from the date of sale, with interest
from the date of sale, the purchaser giving i
bond with approved personal secnrity for ■
the deferred instalments of purchase money,
and the title retained as ultimate security.
J. LEWIS BUMGARDNER,
aug 25-5t Surviving Trustee. i
Commissioners' Sale '
OF
Valuable Farm.
In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court I
of Augusta county, rendered on the 2nd day
or June, 1898, in the cause of Holbert's Exo'r
vs. Pelter Ac, the undersigned Commissioners
will proceed in front of the court house in
Staunton, on
Saturday, the 17th day of September, 1808,
to sell at public auction to the highest bidder,
that certain tract of*iand, lying about ten
miles southward of Staunton, in Augusta 1
county, on both sides of the Staunton and J
Greenville road and intersected also by the
HowardsviHe Turnpike, and the Valley K. R„
containing 206 acres audi rood, being the same 1
land which was conveyed to Jos. Pelter by '
deed of Kayser and wife dated July 3rd, 1886.
This is a desirable farm, has on it'a comfort- '
able dwelling house aud necessary out build- i
lugs. '
TEKMS OF SALE:—Cash in hand sufficient
to pay the costs of suit and of sale, and as to ,
the residue one credits of one, two and three '
years in equal instalments, bearing interest, i
the purchaser to execute bonds with approv
ed personal security for the deferred pay- I
ments, and the title to be retained as ultimate
security.
.1. BALDWIN RANSOM,
JAS. BUMGARDNER, Jr.. t
RICHARD P. HELL,
Commissioners. '
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta i
County, to-wit:
I, Jos. B. Woodward. Clerk of the Court
aforesaid do certify that Richard P. Bell lias ex- I
ecuted the bond required by decree of sale In ,
the chancery cause of Alex. Holbert's Ex'or
vs. Jos. Pelter &c, now pending in said
Court.
Given I under my hand this 16th day or l
»*. ' 30S ' B - WOODWARD, Clerk '
'<?*{' seem to on the woodwork
about the house. They come easily and \
they stick, too—unless you get rid of them with^^BS
v DUSI Powder||
TIIE w - X - FAIRBAXK COMPANY, *
mW a ' ''' ir'W||' "
PUTNAJVTORGAN~
tm^m\^^^S^^^ t^S^B^m^^^^W^^M^ \ ■ : I Fmmm mmJsW.
; Manufactured in STAUNTON, VA.
1 $55.00 on time, $10 down, $3 per month, or $49.50 Cash.
Fifteen other styles from which to make selection. Prices
from $25.00 upwards. Send for Catalogue.
W. W. PUTNAM & CO.,
STAUNTON. VIRGINIA.
FARMS FOR SALE!
BY
McILHAM & HILLEARY.
I St.—Bßo acres fine grass land, handsomely
improved. S'W per acre.
2nd.— 263 acres good land, choice location,
excellent orchard, ordinary improve
ments, ¥6,000.
3rd.— 135 acres. 4 miles of city, divided into I
fields, \i acres meadow, 7 room frame
house, stable, some fruit. $2,500.
4tn.— loo acres, Uockbridge Co., 130 in culti
vation, 100 river bottom, brick house,
barn. Exa-idn» this at j1,500.
sth.- fll 'acres good land 20 minutes of city,
700 apple, 100 peach, 50 pear trees, frame
dwelling, stable. SJ,6CO.
6th-— 77 acres, 6 miles of city, new frame
dwelling, stable. $1,350.
1&" We sell, exchange and rent property on
commission. Write life, accident and Are' in
surance in standard companies. Apply for
free catalogue of county and city property.
McSlhany & Hiiieary.
Real Estate. Rental ana" Exchange Agents.
Jul 21-lm
8. A. BMeniore & Co.
Keep Constantly on Hand
Fuuaps, Washing Machines, Wheelbar
rows, (irind Stones, Cultivators, Dou
ble and Single Shovel Plows, The cele
brated Syracuse Flows and Harrows,
and repairs for same, Trucks Cutting'
Boxes, Corn Shellers, Machine and
Harness Oils, Road Flows. Subsoil
Plows, and the Pennsylvania Lowdown
=MET IK
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, j
iul 21-2 m i
Fertilizers"!
TjADMGDQ Look to your in- i
rMiULiM, terests. We pro- j
pose to furnish you reliable j
Fertilizers at reasonable i
prices. i
Baker's Soluble Phospate, i
Baker's Acid Phosphate (or South Caro- \
Una Bone),
Baker's Pure Raw Bone Meal,
Baker's Pure Dissolved Bone,
Kainit, &c, &c.
H3T* Our brands have been hi use iv '
this vicinity for over twenty years and j
none have give more universal satis
faction. This season the goods will be
fully up to theit high standard and
prices shall be as low as is consistent
with quality. l
See us before buying. j
Baker & Brown,
I aug 18 6t
"mm TO FARMERS!
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Fertilizers and Seeds.
My stock this fall is large, and includes
everything desirable in the Fertilizer line
and suited to our soils, aud the growth of
wheat aud grass.
I sell no goods except from the most relia
ble manufacturers, under their own brands.
Some items in fertilizers are costing more
this season than lor the last several years,
but I have overcome this trouble to a consid
erable extent by close aud careful buying for
cash, and in addition to this factor in the
farmers interest. I will sell at a small profit
for CASH and to regular time buyers who
pay promptly when due.
My stock will consist of the best goods made,
in tine mechanical condition, and'will be full
and well assorted early and late, and farmers
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.
The farmers who may kindly call on me
before buying elsewhere will find that In doing
so they have done themselves good service
dace Clover aii 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,
Greenville Avenue, Staunton Va.
Jul 28-10t Argus c
TRUSTEE'S SALE
In pursuance oZa deed of trust, executed to
me by J. J. Potter and wife, dated February
Ist, ls'.w, of record in the county clerk's office
iv I), n. VM. page 44:.', and being thereto direct
ed by the hoard of Directors of the National
Huilding and Loan Company, I will proceed
in front of the court house in Staunton, on
Saturday, the 10th ilay of September, 1898,
at 12 o'clock M., to sell at public auction the
tract of 11 acres, tX poles of land conveyed in
the deed aforesaid. This land lies about two
milej north of Staunton, on the southeast
side of the road to Schutterlle's Mill, adjoin
ing the lands of Knightly. Mrs. Wilson and
(.reen: it has on it a two story frame dwell
ing house nearly new, a good cistern, and an
orchard containing a good assortment of
choice fruit.
I'KUMS OF SALE—Cash to hand to pay the
costs of enforcing trust and the debt due the
National Huilding and Loan Company, and
the ressdue ou credits of six and twelve
months in eimal instalments, bearing inter
est, the deferred payments to be evidenced by
notes of the purchaser, secured by lien on the
laud. RICHARD P. BELL,
aug 18-tds Trustee.
Commissioners' Sale
OF A VERY
Valuable Farm
IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
In pursuance of a decree of the circuit court
for Augusta county, entered May 29, 1897, in
the cause of Kepler's Committee v 9. Hepler,
etc., therein pending, the undersigned com
missioners will proceed in front of the coun
ty court house in Staunton, Va., on
Monday, Sept. 26, 1898, (County court
day.)
at 12 o'clock M., to sell at public auction, to
the highest bidder, that certain tract of land
lying about 7 miles Northwest of Staunton,
in Augusta county, on Mid-lie River, adjoin
ing the lands of Shuiterle, Sillings, and oth
ers, containing about 201 acres, be the sarh'e
more or less, it being the same tract of laid
of which Isaac Hepler, deceased, died, seized
and possessed.
This is a very valuable farm, and has upon
it a desirable and substantial dwelling house,
nejessary out buildings, and other improve
ments.
TERMS OF SALE:—Cash in hand suffi
cient to pay costs of suit and sale ; the bal
ance in three eaual instalments, payable re
spectively in one, two and three years after
date of sale, with interest from that date, for
which tbe purchaser will be required to exe
cute his bonds, with approved personal secu
rity, and the title to be reserved as ultimate
security therefor. A. P. ANDERSON,
H. H. BLEASE,
Commissioners.
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
County, to-wit:
I, Jos. R. Woodward, Clerk of the Court
aforesaid, do certify that A. P. Anderson
has executed the bond required by decree of
sale in the chancery cause of Hepler's Com
mittee vs. Helper, etc., now pending in
said Court.
Given under my hand this 30th day of
August, 1898. "
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk.
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