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This paper guarantees a larger
circulation in Augusta county
than any Newspaper published.
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 names
of all delinquent subscribers. The paper
will be stopped when a person's time has
All kinds of Job work done at this office.
All communications to this office should
be addressed "To the Spectator"—thus
nsuring 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
Vindicator Office.
The county school board on Monday
adopted Johnson's Reader and Primer.
This was the only matter left open at
their last meeting.
Charles F. Moore, a contractor of
Manchester, was shot and instantly
killed on Saturday by Penrose Carter, a
merchant of Henrico county.
A man who gave his name as Llewel-.
lyn Clemens was arrested in Winchester j
early Saturday morning on the charge
of lunacy. He said he has a brother
living in Staunton and a sister just be
yond this town.
News has reached the city that Harry
Frazier has accepted a position tender
ed him by capitalists of $1,000 per!
month to go to China to take charge of
a railroad building there. Mr. Frazier's
friends will be glad to hear of his for
tune. He was for some years chief en
gineer of the Chesapeake and Ohio rail-
At the meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Staunton and Augusta
Horse and Colt show held Saturday it
was decided to change the time from
the 19th and 20th of October to the 20th
and 21st. The racing list was made up
aud the committee has had printed sev
eral thousand hand bills to be distribut
ed tomorrow, courtday.
Cards have been issued by Mr. and
Mrs. J. Cash Colonne announcing the
marriage of their daughter, Mary Scott,
to Mr. Pliny Fishburne on Tuesday,
October 4th, 1898, at 6 o'clock, in the
Presbyterian church at Marshall, Va.
Mr. Fishburne is the eldest son of Mr.
E. G. Fishburne, cf Waynesboro, and
the junior member of the firm of Fish
burne & Sod,
While Mrs. C. A. Crafton was walking
up Augusta street Saturday she was tak
en with a fainting spell and was about
to fall when caught by her husband who
was with her at the time. She was
taken to her home and soon revived
and is now in her usual health.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moore have
issued cards to the marriage of their
daughter, Elma Allen, to William
Holmes Fowle, Jr., on Wednesday, Oc
tober sth, 1898, at 2 o'clock, in St. An
drew's Episcopal Church, Mt, Jackson,
ir. Fowle is the son of Captain
Fowle, long a resident of this
1 has many friends and relatives
ity. He is a nephew of Senator
Butler, of North Carolina, and
private secretary of Governor
.f that State. Miss Moore is a
1 and accomplished young
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xecuted at Charlottesville.
Terrell, colored, convicted at
_ term of the County Court of
Albemarle for the murder of his
mother-in-law, Matilda Brown, was
hanged in the jail yard at Charlottes
ville on Friday.
A large number of people had assem
bled to witness the execution, but only
a limited number were admitted by
Terrell ascended the scaffold at 10:05,
accompanied by his pastor, the Rev.
Alex Lewis, and the Rev. R. C. Quarles.
After the reading of the Scripture by
his pastor and prayer by Rev. Quarles,
the death sentence was read. Terrell
exhibited a very stern and sullen ap
pearance and seemed to be a man of
great nerve. He was a man of power
ful build, weighing upwards of two
hundred pounds. Just before he was
I his pastor asked him if he
hing to say, to which he re
have a home and I am going to
Sheriff Watts adjusted the
;he trap fell at 11*25, and the
fhs dead in fourteen minutes,
lister and friends took charge
ly and it was carried to Ear
ns old home, for interment,
me was committed on the 23d
>98. near Earleysville, twelve
;h-east of Charlottesville.
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Greenville Gleanings.
ille, Sept. 20.—Mrs. B. F. Mc
-1 Mrs. N. T. McClure have re
>m Rockbridge Alum.
H. Weaver died at his home
, aged 50 years. Two of his
ire now ill with fever.
B. Hundley was recently bit
ipider. She suffered intensely,
.ieved by the treatment ren-
Dis. Murray and Henkle.
mt has been issued by Justice
UcKee against Lacy Thomp-j
oustrbreakiog and larceny.
A. Lapsley is well enough to
pointments again,
/hitesell and Switzer are con
protracted meeting at Pines
Ihultz has purchased from Gil
ii'B 05 acres near this place,
paid was 81,250.
r ines. Ned Vines and Harry
vere tried before Justice J. B.
t Stuart's Draft recently for
i disturbance at a lawn party,
les was fined $21 and was al
go to a near-by store to change
i with which he was to pay
He kept on goiDg and the of-
Btill waiting for his return and
:e. The other two parties were
aimer has left for Salem to at
noke College,
issie Strain has left for Hunt
lara Belle Palmer is in New
J. Williams will spend several
before going to Richmond to
Vallace is again attending the
1 Medical College.
.J. Williams and daughter,
gie, are in Bath count v.
D. N. 15uzzard of Bolar Va., was in
the city this week on bni.ii_e.-s.
Dr. Geo. S. Walker and wife went to
Tazewell Tuesday to attend Synod.
Lee Trimble, of near Swoope.is serious
ly ill with fever.
Mr?. L. L. Scherer left Tuesday for
her home, Marion, Va:
Mrs. J. W. Augustus returned last
Saturday from a visit to Baltimore.
Mr. R. _.. Page and wife, of Hermit
age, were in the city on Saturday.
Mrs. Radcliffe left last week on a
vssit to her home in Lexington, N. C.
Miss Virginia Black,of Stuart's Dralt,
was in the city Monday.
Samuel Forrer and wife of Mossy
Creek, were in the city Monday.
B. Miller, of Little Kock, Arkansas,
is visiting his uncle, Mr. R. D. Appei-
John Geiger came up from Hampden-1
Sidney College on a few days' visit Sat
Dr. Lewis Wheat aud wife, of Rich
mond, are the guest of C. C. Wheat, of
this city.
Ben Blackford, who has been in Chi
cago for some time, returned to the city
! Mrs. John S. Elliott, of Charlottes
ville, is visiting Mrs. C. S. Roller's on
East Frederick street.
Mrs. A. Lynn King returned to the
city Friday after visitine friends in
Miss Lucile Calfee, of Basic City, is
visiting at A. Lynn King's on Maple
J. E. Trimble and wife, of Swoope*
were in the city Friday on a shop-j
ping tour.
Mrs. C. S. Crawford, who has been
visiting her sons in Illinois, returned
to the city last week.
Dr. Bell Kerr, of near New Hope, left
Friday for Manila, where he goes to
E'.dmiral Dewey's fleet.
. A. W. tiarber, of Richmond, who
;en visiting at Arista Hope's, re
turned home this week.
John M. Colaw, commonwealth's at
torney for Highland county, was in the
city Monday, attending court.
Ex-State Senator Chas. P. Jones, of
Monterey, was in the city this week, at
ling court,
*c. J. Alex. Bumgardner and Miss
la, of Middlebrook, were in town
Chesney Hogshead, of Middlebrook,
left this week for Richmond to re-enter
Richmond College.
C. C. Condon, of Rockbridge, a
brother of David S. Condon, of this
county, was in the city Tuesday.
|*s. Geo. C. Jordan, of Basic City,
has been visiting Mrs. Geo. P.
?r, returned home Tuesday,
hn Cook and two daughters, of
near Valley Mills, are convalescing,
from a severe spell of typhoid fever.
B. F. Terry left Tuesday morning for
Baltimore, where he will be under the
treatment of Dr. James Mills, the
Mrs. Chas. GallagheJ, of CharlestowD. j
W. Va., who has been in the city for
several days, left Monday for Basic
Henry Hamilton, of Middlebrook.
left Monday for Baltimore, where he
Sinter the Bryant & Stratton Buei
_s Mary Funkhouser left Tuesday
morning for Roanoke, where she will
make an extended visit to her sister,
Mis. Ferguson.
Rev. R. C. Jett left Tuesday for Bal
timore, where he goes to attend th»
meeting of the Brotherhood of St. An
Richard Waldrop and family, of Nor
folk, who have been summering at
Howard Wilson's, at Snyder, returned
home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cochran, of Balti
more, arrived in Staunton Tuesday
and are the guests of R.M.Guy, on
North Coalter street.
Next Sunday morning the closing ex
ercises of the Hebron Church Sunday
school will be held, Prof. Currell, of
Washington; & Lee University, dcliv I
ering the address.
Rev. C. L. Brown, missionary-elect to
Japan from the United (Lutheran)
Synod, South, will preach in Zion Luth
eranlohurch, Rev. E. C. Cronk, pastor,
next Sunday, October 2, at 11 o'clock, j
R. D. Appersonisjust back from New
York, where he went to make contracts
for various gas apparatus, including
pipes, etc. His company, we learn, has J
ordered him to push the work so as to j
have it completed before the cold \
weather sets in.
S. H. Steele, one of the most prom
inent citizens of the couuty, whose!
home is near Fishersville, is quite sick
and fears are entertained that he will
not recover.
Sanford Carson, of Waynesboro, has
accepted a position with Hogshead &
Hanger. Mr. Carson was with Wxyt
Bros, for several years, and his many
friends will be glad to see him in Staun
ton again.
Rev. George S. Lightner left last
Friday lor Charieston.W. Va.,where he
has been assignad by Bishop Hargrove,
ofthe M. E. Church, South, to a church
in West Charleston.
Friday one of the largest engines
I seen in this section on the Cbesa
_ and Ohio Railway,passed through
on its way to St. Loui . This en
was built by the Ricbmond Loco
re Works for the Big Four line.
. D. V. Ruckman and wife, of
; Glade, were in the city Friday,
lluckman, who is the largest buyer
; cattle in the Valley, is beginning
love his stock which have been
much improved in flesh since the dry
weather began.
Rev. A. M. Fraser and Rev. J. M.
Welis and v. ife, left Tuesday for Taze
well, where they go to attend the meet
ing of Synod. Rev. J. E. Booker, of Heb
ron; Rev. H. A. Young, of Lebanon
and Goshen churches, and Rev. J. R.
Graham, missionary to China, were also
in the party for the same destination.
Rev. J. T. Zolley, or Harrisonburg,
has been called to the pastorate of the
Jefferson Street Baptist church of Roan
oke to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Rev. William Lunsford.
Mr. Zolley is a native of Philadelphia,
Monday was the lir6t day of the
September term of the county court,
and as was expected the day was given
over to politics. Messrs. Frank T.
Glasgow, of Lexington, and Thomas
Whitehead, Jr., of Amherst, were pres
ent to lepresent the Democrats, and Col.
K. T. Hubard, the Kepublicancandidate
for Congress, was on hand to espouse
his own cause. The Democratic speak
ing was held ou the court green while
the Republicans held high carnival in
the courthouse. About noon the Detno-
Ie speaking commenced, the speak
jccupying a stand in front of the
lit clerk's office, erected for that
ose. Chairman W, T. McCue
1 the meeting to order, and Lieu
it-Governor Echols presided, intro
_g the speakers. Mr. Glasgow,
is not a stranger to the Augusta
c, was first introduced, aud for
an hour and a half he held bis
■uce spell bound. He discussed
much force the various issues and
a number of sledge hammer blows
c Republican party. His speech,
i was a strong one, was frequently
tuated with applause. At the
usion of Mr. Glasgow's speech, Mr.
Is introduced Mr. Thomas White
of Amherst. That gentleman
forward and proceeded to argue
)ut ceremony why the people of
_ta should give Judge Quarles a
ug majority. He did not discuss
any of the issues at length, but devoted
most of his time to a discussion of tbe
record of Col. Hubard. Both speakers
received the best of attention and were
listened to with a great deal of interest.
Owing to the small crowd in town the
attendance was not large.
I Before the Democratic speaking was
concluded a goodly number of people
assembled in the courthouse to hear
Col. Hubard. Col. S. Brown Allen
called the meeting to order and spoke
at some length iv introducing the
Buckingham gentleman. Congressman
Yost occupied a seat in the audience.
Col. Allen, though a supporter of Mr.
Hackman for Congressional honors,
stated that the Republicans had nomi
nated the best man in the district, and
one who would carry the Republican
banner to victory. He finally yielded
and introduced Col. Hubard, who made
an address teeming with information on
the issues of the day from a Republican
standpoint. The only feature of the
meeting was the scarcity of the col
ored brother. When Col. Hubard took
bis seat there were loud calls tor Mr.
Yost and the Congressman responded
in his usual vigorous style. There was
frequent applause and the people seem
jed to enjoy the remarks of the Republi
can orators. The crowds were about
evenly divided. As to who gained an
advantage will be hereafter disclosed
when on the Bth day of November the
votes are counted.
Judge Quarles spoke at Nelson court
Monday. He will speak here next
county court day, as will also Hon. 11.
D. Flood.
■ Teachers for South River.
district school board of South
district has elected the following
Antioch—Miss Ellen Sbirey.
Hall's—Miss Annie J. Ballew.
Mt. View—Miss Pearl Pearson.
Sherando—H. K. Vaiden.
Laurel Hill—Miss Anna Coffey.
Rankin—Miss Willie Richardson.
Stuart's Draft—Miss Lena Garth
right, principal; Miss Pearl Coffey,
Barterbrook— Miss Myrtle Gilkeson
Ie Hall—Miss Mattie Bickle.
I— Miss Dora Brown,
ral Point—Miss Mattie J. Leon
:r's —John A. Brown.
itian's Creek—Mis?. Ella F. Mar
irsville —Leon A. Davis principal:
nstress Gulley, assistant,
ledy—Miss. Willie Anthony.
—T. Wenger.
Pine—Miss Minnie Christian,
ehein—Miss Bessie Lindsay.
: City—Miss Ammie H. Todd,
al; Misses Adele Bibb and Helen
ling Spring—Miss Sara Rock,
id Top—Miss Minnie S. Folkes.
d—Mrs. W. A. Snead.
ir's—Miss Maggie Woolfolk.
hurst —Miss Effie Bateman.
ress —D. M. Koiner.
nesboro—C. A. Herbert, principal;
uiith. assistant,
i City—A. W. Becks, principal;
(all, assistant,
sville—W. S. Woodson.
Forest—Egbert Terry,
hurst— W. E. McKinzie.
t's Draft—J. Y. Shelton.
_-n's Pond—J. H. Rhodes.
>r's—William Ellis.
iVaynesboro graded school, which
is separate from the county, will have
Miss McCue for principal, with Misses
Caroline Bennett and Lcua Bush as
assistants and Miss Bessie Coleman,
■ of the primary department.
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County Court.
ollowing business has been trans
acted by the county court which began
its September term on Monday:
H. S. Ervine was appointed guardian
for Paul D. and Lacy H. McFall. j
Mary J. Hoover qualified as admin
istratrix of the estate of her son, Jacob
F. Hoover.
Justice N. L Schreckise reported and
paid into court three fines of $2.50 im
posed on Washington Baswell, Burke
Woodson and William Johnson for
The last will of James H. Todd was
admitted to probate with H. R. G. Bass
as administrator, D. B. N. C. T. A.
William H. Landes qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of Cyrus Hun
ter, deceased. |
Elizabeth M. Rimel qualified as ad
ministratrix of the estate of her hus
band, Capt. John M. Rimel. !
Tbe road mentioned in the petition of j
B. F. Miller and others in Miadle River
district was established.
Commonwealth vs. John A. Hess, in
dictment for compounding medicine
without lawful license, by consent
judgment was confessed in two cases for
$10 each and costs, and nolle pros en-!
tered in the remaining four cases.
Jewett L. Thomas was tried in tie
county court Tuesday on the charg
of grand larceny. The jury returned
verdict of guilty and fixed his punish
ment at two years in the penitentiar
Administration papers were grantee
iv a case or two, after which, the cou
adjourned for the day.
The present session of tbe court wi
last until next Monday.
■ : rult Growers' Association.
meeting of the fruit growers
a county at Staunton on Se
tetnber 20th E. C. Viucent was electe
temporary chairman and Dr. Willia
Bell temporary secretary. This organ
zation is to be known as the Fru
Growers' Association of Augus
county. The objects of the associatio
are to develop and promote the iute
ets of fruit growers and for the inutu
benefit and protection of all who arei
terested in fruit growing.
A committee on permanent organiz
tion Wfci appointed as follows: S. ■_
Brockway, C.R. Moore and Dr. Willia
This association will meet again o
October 15th in the supervisors' office
this city, at 10 o'clock a. m. All per
sons interested in fruit growing are cor
dially invited to attend. C. R. Moore
will address tbe association on that
Mrs. Thornhill, wife of Dr. L. R
Thornhill, of Manchester, died Tues
day morning at her home in Manches
ter. She had been ill for six months.
She was a native of Appomattox coun-
Col. Hubard Speaks at Mt. Sidney.
Mt. Sidney, Va.. Sept. 26. —Colonel
R. T. Hubard, tbe Republican candi
date for Congres, addressed the sover
eigns of Mt. Sidney en Saturday night,
and a good sprinkling of Democrats
was in the crowd. Bro. Hackman in
troduced him, and endeavored to make
the impression that he was for him
tooth and toe-nail, but it was easy to
see that, though he took his medicine
like a little man, it tasted bitter.
Col. Hubard made a good impression
at first, but the way he threshed over
old straw and raked up dead issues was
Eion. He reminded us of our old
E. L. Hourf, who always goes
o 1844 in order to get a good run
itart. Col Hubard only went
to 1883, but he seemed to think
c was again lighting the Demo
as a Readjuster, and was better
on dead issues than live ones.
When he touched the burning questions
of finance and mal-ad ministration of
the AVar Department he 'was very
timid. He gave the "free silver" cause
a passing kick, terming it "nonsense,"
made a good many mis-statements as to j
the quantity of gold now in circulation,
and rested his argument for election
upon the plea that it would be foolish
for the people to take the House away
from the Republicans while they held
X Senate and the President, declaring
t England had a better and freer
form of government than the United
States, which was news to most of his
audience. The Colonel was silent on
the question of Alger and the horse
doctor he sent to the volunteer camps
to physic the troops, contending that
McKinley and Alger needed no defense
from him. Ido not think the Colonel
made many votes.
But, like all well regulated feasts, the
best came last. Mr. R. R, Fauntleroy,
one of the F. F. A ..—according to his
own account—put himself forward as a
sample of the "young Republicanism of
Virginia." The Democrats seemed to
like the sample better than the Repub
licans. This young gentleman, who
boasts that he tore his pants at New
Hope, treated the Mt. Sidney folks to
an address that would have made
Daniel AVebster blush, and showed such
wonderful knowledge of dictionary and
the use big words can be put to (but
shouldn't) that we could only wonder
and wonder and wonder.
It is reported this morning that the
friends of Col, Hubard met in confer
ence Saturday night, after the meeting,
and it was decided to cancel all the ap
pointments for Mr. Fauntleroy. AYe
could not hear the reasons urged, but,
I oh, the pity of it, that the eloquence of
his young voice should be stilled, and
neither the "tongue of his body nor the
tongue of his buggy" hereafter can be
useful to his friend, is sad. We had
hoped to have the pleasure of again
hearing him on the issues of the day.
Robbed the Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr. John
Oliver of Philadelphia, was the subject, is
narrated by him as follows: "I was in a most
dreadful condition. My skin was almost yel
low, eyes sunken, tongue coated, pain contin
ually in back and sides, no appetite—gradual-1
ly growing weaker day by day. Three phy- j
sicians had given me up. Fortunately, a
friend advised trying 'Electric Bitters;' and to
my great joy and surprise, the first bottle
made a decided improvement. I continued
their use for three weeks, and am now a well
man. I know they saved my life, and robbed
the grave of another victim." No one should
fail to try them. Only 50c per bottle at B. F.
Hughes' Drug Store.
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New Advert isements.
J. AY. Oliver, whose advertisement of
a perfect bed spring appears on the first
page of today's paper, has located in
Stauu'.on, and his place of business is 11
South Augusta street. AYe c ill spec-1
lal attention to this enterprise as beiDg
K3 of Staunton's new industries.
Tos. L. Barth & Co. announce their
ge stock of fall and winter clothing, j
which they are selling at reasonable I
prices. Their attractive ad. appears on
the firist page.
C. L. Weller has received his fall and
winter shoes for ladies and children.
Hie stock of gent's furnishings in the
I Masonic Temple, is also full of novelties.
C. A. Lightner of Lone Fountain,
offers for rent a 220 acre farm, situated
Rthe Barterbrook about 3 miles from
'he Smith Fuel Company call at
tention to their hand picked Red Ash
Coal, of which they make a specialty.
Switzer & Grubert have a well select
ed stock of watches, which must be
seen to be appreciated. Their ad. tells
you all about them
Denny & Bro. have one of the hand
somest stocks of dry goods, silk and
fur collarettes and carpets to be found
in the city. Read their advertisement
for full particulars.
V Ar, \ Henry Ferdons of Richmond, de
to purchase three or four acres of
in this section on which to build a
ncr residence.
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Kemarkable Rescue.
Mrs. Michael Curtain,Plainiield, 111., makes
the statement, that she caught cold, which
settled on her lungs; she was treated for a
month by her family physician, but grew
worse. He told her she was a hopeless vicrim
of consumption and that no medicine could
cure her, Her druggist suggested Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption; she bought
a bottle and to her delight found herself ben
efitted from the first dose. She continued its
use and after taking six bottles, found herself
sound and well; now does her own house
work, and is as well as she ever was. Free I
trial bottles of this Great Discovery at B. F.
Hughes' Drug Store. Large bottles 50c and $1.
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Land Sales on Monday.
The Hepler farm on Middle River op- j
posite Schutterle's mill was sold yes-j
day. The price paid was $37.50 per
acre and the farm contained 207 acres.
Mrs. B. A. Silling was the purchaser.
H. _EL Blease and J. M. Perry were the
The McCorkle Bros, store-house in
Middlebrook was yesterday sold by J.
Lewis Bumgarduer, surviving trustee,
to Bosserman & Bowman, for $1,087.50.
He also sold the following other tracts:
The residence lotand garden, just op
posite the above mentioned property,
was purchased by Jacob F. Arehart at
The 15-acre pasture field tract,adjoin
ing Middlebrook, to H. C. Sholtz, of
Greenville, for $37.60 per acre.
The Beard property, opposite the
Idlebrook Hotel, to Samuel Benson,
Ie Randolph property, which is
posed of the old Randolph residence
storehouse, to A. J. Miller, at
The W. H. Clare property, near Deer
field, was sold jesterday by Conway R.
Sands, trustee, and purchased by the
Citizens' Exchange Bauk of Richmond.
It consisted of 1,320 acres.
Lieut. Johnson Heard From.
It was announced by the Ne. York
Journal of Saturday that Lieut. Carter
P. Johnson and Lieut. Ahem had arriv
ed at Camp AVikoff on Friday on board
the City ot Mexico. A reporter of the
Spectator called on the relatives of
Lieut. Johnson in this city to ascertain
whether they had any additional advices
from him, but all they knew was what
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Buckler, s Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaran
teed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale
B. _F. Br_a.:
Happenings at Steele's Tavern.
Steele's Tavern. Va., Sept. 28.—Mr.
L. B. Jureidini,*of Beirut, Syria, a re
cent graduate 'of the Southwestern
Presbyterian University, Clarksville.
Term . and a licentiate of the Presby
tery of Nashvill . preached at Mt. Car
mei church yesterday morning, and
lectured at night to a large audience
on the religion and customs of Syria.
By his lectures, which are very enter
taining and instructive, lie is raising
the means to return, perhaps in Novem
ber, to his own country, to preach the
gospel to bis own people.
The line rain last week put the land
in line order for seeding wheat, and
the farmers a_: pushing their work
forward with zeal.
Mrs Harry M. McChesney, of St.
iiis, has been on a brief visit to her
ers-in-law. Mrs. S. F. McClure, qf
'ttswood, and Mrs. A. H. Hamilton,
bis place.
_, James E. Rawlings, of Rapbiue.
ember of Co. X, 2nd Va. Regiment,
been discharged, and is at home to
r. B. Rawlings, of Fredericksburg,
,is visiting friends in this neigh
borhood. !
The News from Craigsville.
I'aigsville, Va., Sept. 2G.—Since the
eshine rain of last Thursday the'
iers of this section have been quite j
r. Byrd, who lias been very ill witli
r for several weekp, is improving
ly. Dr. Tuttle is giving him every
Miss Carrie Bennett left on the 24th
for Waynesboro, where she has secured
a position in the public school.
Mr. Arthur Andrews left today for
Clifton Forge, where he is in business.
Mr. aud _______ L. D. McNulty are vis
iting Mrs. M. M. Wallace, of this place.
Mr. J. R. Hidy has sold fifty head of
cattle to W. C. Craig, of Deerfield.
One of our popular young men has
just completed a beautiful residence
which he expects to occupy soon. We
dislike very much to " lose" our boy.
The public school of this place open
ed today with a large attendance. We
wish both teacher and pupils every
success. Miss Dettor's many friends
are glad to have her back again.
Rev. W. A. Hall will preach in tbe
Presbyterian church of this place at 11
a. in., Sunday next.
> 09 0 0
Mt. Tabor Paragraphs.
Mt.Tabor, Sept. 24.—Henry Swortzel.
who has been very ill with typhoid
faver, is slowly recovering.
Mrs. D. C. Hanger and her daughter,
Ida, of near Spottswood, have been on
a visit to Miss Jennie Bosserman.
Mrs. Amanda Tribbett, of near
Ihville, and Miss Montgomery, of
Creek, have been visiting friends
he 22nd instant, after a long ill
f typhoid fever, James AY. Ship,
parted this life, in the 23rd year
age. Deceased was the son of J. I
ip, a very worthy man living not j
m Arbor Hill. He was married
23rd of last December, and his
young wife, his father, mother and
! three sisters survive him. He was a
most excellent young man and was
never so well pleased as when doing a
kindness for a friend. His funeral took
place today from Mt. Tabor church,
the pastor, Rev. C. A. Marks, offici
ating. His remains were interred in the
labor burying ground.
B th County Notes*
the Enterprise,
ge Letcher has appoiuted Attor
ney James C. Lightner inspector of all
outdoor scales in Bath county.
C. L. Swatz and family have re
turned from a few days' visit to rela-
Kit West Augusta, their former
Dr. G. S. Bonner and three
n are visiting at the home of Dr.
*'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Bonner, of this place.
J. Kenny Campbell, of Covington,
with his family, stopped over several
days last week with friends and rel-i
tives in this neighborhood. They left
Monday for Highland county.
Mrs. B. C. Pritchard, who has -beeu
visiting her sons, Robert, of Healing
Springs, and William, of this place, has
returned to her home in Pocahontas
I *•"■■"•■*% accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
m Pritchard.
•les G. Criser is going to the Uni
-7 College of Medicine at Rich-1
where was a student last winter. I
and Mrs. Daniel Boone, of ( _ reen
ionroe county, W. Va , on their
return from Staunton, where Mr. Boone
qualified as the executor of his deceased
I Mrs. Charlotte Miller, stopped a
ir two with Mrs. Boone's sister,
Tno. Criser, of this place. j
_ Charlotte W. Stevenson has
to Richmond, where she will ai
lie coming Eession of the Richmond
le Seminary.
s •—♦—♦
Bank Failure at Clifton Forge.
The Bank of Alleghany at Clifton
Forge closed its doors Saturday and
did not resume business Monday i
morning. In flnaucial circles this action
on the part of the bank created no sur
prise, but it did create considerable ex
citement about Clifton Forge. The
suspension of tbe bank has been at
tributed to various causes —the dullness
of business being the one to which it is
|[y attributed, but it is rumored
}ne, if not more, of the directors
, heavy borrower from the bank,
pto this time had been unable to
goad his obligations. A full dis
closure of the facts may be sensational.
This bank was organized iv 1890 or
1891, during the boom, and was started
principally upon the capital of monied
men of Charlottesville, among whom
were Charles Harman and W. AY.
Flanagan. j
Death of Mrs. Martha Gunther.
Mrs. Martha Gunther, of Baltimore. [
died on Saturday morning, at an ad
vanced age, at the residence of AVilliam
Thornton, near Staunton, where she
had been spending the summer. She
was the widow of Ludolph (.unther, a
wealthy merchant of Baltimore, who
was in the habit of spending his sum
mers here at the Virginia Hotel
and who died nine years ago. Mrs.
Gunther leaves two sons Ernest and
Charles. Her body was sent to Balti
more on Sunday and buried from the
Eutaw Baptist church. In later years
Krunther has spent much of her
Staunton. She boarded at the
for a number of years, then at
places in the city. One son,
_ h, now dead, married Miss lizzie
Southall of the University of Virginia,
now of Norfolk. Befoie her death
Airs. Lizzie Gunther and Ernest < iiin
ther came, and were with her at the
time of her demi.-e.
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
Absolutely Pure
BQYAt agtm powder co., jjjj vow.
Angusta Boy Succeeds.
William G. Geiger, Jr , reached his
home near this city latt Friday night,
and will be at home some clays on a fur
lough. He is now a second lieutenant
in the regular army, and was in the
battle of Santiago, and has bean in com
mand of bis company (wbiob is in
the Twenty fourth Infantry) for some
time, owing to the fact that his supe
rior iiilicers have been killed, or have
died since they went to Santiago, and
recently lias been acting as adjutant-
Lifulenant Geiger was educated at
the Virginia Military Instiute, and be
gan the t-tiuly of law here in Staunton
«nl obtained license to practice, but.
being like most young men of today
without money, be determined to earn
some, and went to West Point, where
he begin to teh tbc children of offi
cers ___*_*_ His military training _tood
him in hand, and when the war begau he
enlisted, aud was el cted Recond lieu
tenant. He is a grandson of the late
John Churchman, Sr., and a first cousin
of our representative, J. W. Church
Died in Highland.
Huil.Sept. 26.—Intelligence has reach
ed here of tbe death of the Rev. James
L. Snyder, who was born and raised in
Crab Bottom, this county. He was a
brother of the late David Snyder, of
this county; tbelate Judge A. C. Snyder,
of Lewisburg, W. Va , long the Presi
dent of the Supreme Court of West Vir
ginia. The deceased was a local preach-
1 LIEVE. |
Loans and discounts S 89,1-10 82
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages 8,000 00
Due from National Banks 6,849 10
Due from State banks and bankers... 161 83
Real estate, furniture and fixtures 15,000 00
Cheeksand other cash items 1,020 79
Specie 5,397 12
Legal tender notes 2.866 00
Total S 128,70016
Capital stock paid in $ 29,777 39
Surplus fund 1,700 00
Undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes paid l,7'.u 90
Individual deposit3 subject to check 8S.546 5S
Due to state Banks, Private 'Banks
and Bankers 442 20
Bills payable 6,500 00
Total $ 128,700 10
.State of Virginia, County of Augusta, ss:
I, G. G. Child. Cashier of the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state-
ment Is true to the best of my knowledge and
G. G. CHILD, Cashier.
] {Subscribed and sworn to before me this ZSth
day of September, 1808.
W.'T. MCCUE. )
JOS. B. WOODWARD, [Directors.
Two Tigs Uncle
Sam Has Learned!
From bis experience in "the late
unpleasantness" is to build the
Nicarauga Caneland a large navy.
Two things the people of this
community have learned from ex
perience, when their eyesight
falls or is defective, is that we can
fit eyes in the most perfect man
ner. AYe make no charge for ex
amination and our charge for the
glasses is very moderate. AYe
have all the necessary appliances
tor testing the eye properly.
I:aunton MarKets.
STAUNTOB. VA.. Sep, 28 1898.
efully Corrected Weekly.
By J. A. Fauver & Co.
e White Star Milling Company.
Country iri-iluti .
ent 5$4.15 v a;4.40
cess lUtaaMB
Lard «a7c
Oats—shelled (£22
Rye 40
Wool—unwashed 18c
Wool-wasned 20
Molasses—Syrups [email protected]
New Orleans 40Cii>50
Porto Rico 23*3e\l
West India SBSSB
Bacon—country cured.
Shoulders 8a9
Salt '."..'.'.'.'' iobaji 30
Susur-cut loal uas
Granulated sugar i;
Yellowsugar 5
Cornmeal —(g4S
Mixed Hay ...S.m a 6.00
Timothy Hay 6 On a 7.00
Clover Hav 4.00 a 5.00
Clover Seed $300a4 00
Western Timothy Seed $1.50al."5
Clover Seed (Crimson) *2 75
Red Clover ?3.00a$4/>-i
Sapilng Clover ' jtiso
and, according to some dealers 10 to 15 cents
higher rates were realized in a few cases
than last week, hut trade became less active
and closed dull and values were generally
qu..ted strong at last week's average range.
Prices of Beef Cattle this week ranged as
liest $4 90a.. 10
Generally rated first quality 4 85M__M
Medllum or good fair quality saiki2o
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and
Cows 2 Co._! 75
Of the Cattle received 112!icame from Vir
Sheep aud Lambs.—The receipts have
been quite heavy, but the offerings at the
yards have not been much in excess of the
demand, which has been fairly active and
the prices ruling ou Monday have been firm
ly maintained. Sheep sold at 3a4>»'c per lb
tor weights of 73 to 125 lbs, and lambs 5 _a
6%e per lb, and extra a shade higher.
Swine.—The market Is firm for bogs at
Monday's values; viz: Far Western hogs
84.00 per 100 lbs gross, those from other
points §4 20a4.40; light pigs §3 75a4 per 100
lbs gross.
Fresh Cows.—There has been a good de
mand for fresh cows, with only a moderate
offering scarcely enough for the demand,
the market being iin.i at last week's quo
tations; viz: §20 to $45 per head, and a few
extra at ?50 per head.
Calves.—The receipts are ligfit and the
demand active at 75c to ?1 improvement over
Monday's values and prices range at 5!4a
Cooper lbs as to qualitr for weights of 90
to 150 lbs.
wlalifSI 1 HIMyttW
BBBSslarSaSS BBBB5SB6n. *7
T.nnre package of the woriil'a best cleanser |^^Sa" v * j f^~?^i
'■ ->r i nickel. Still greater economy in l pound V V fe" i ' ' flflWflPK
r-.'ickagD. All grocers. Mude only ty ffp!]il| J "UilUUlVl
Cbicaco. Su Louis, New York, Boston. PhUiideJptil-l V,' ~~""^
Manufactured in STAUNTON, VA.
$55.00 on time, $1 . down, $3 per month, or $49.50 Cash.
Fifteen other styles from Avhich to make selection. Prices
from $25.00 upwards, Send for Catalogue.
Ad Important Sale of Fetching Dresses tales Place tare this week.
New Fall Costumes will appeal to hundreds of careful dressers, especially to a great
nnmber who have proved the economy and conveniece of getting ready made costumes.
The most fetching of the newer fall styles are included. The suits are made of Cheviot,
Serge and Clay Diagonal Serge, variously trimmed. A Well Dressed woman needn't be ex
pensively dressad if she has learned the secrets of our ready-made department. Good taste
and good style in clothing come from knowing who the makers are. AYe make all our gar
ments and know every twist and turn of the fashions. AYe employ the highest grade of
talent in designers anil cutters, and so whether in skirt or suit you can be sure that whatever
we sell is up-to-date and not a penny extra to pay because of it.
trimmed with best mohair braid, the finest
tailored garment in the city.
Our own make.
best lining and new fan back.
mohair figures, tailor made, best linings, new
in black and new blue, handsomely lined
front seams, double stitched and fan back,
strictly tailor made.
Price *3.05.
Our own make.
handsomely lined and the new fan back.
Price *_.!..
Our own make.
HARMAN BROS.' *° ckW 't SUM™ m, * key
K'his Avhiskey is three summers old. Every gallon war
ted straight and pure. _3F We carry in stock everything
usually kept in a first class liquor store. A pleased custom
er is our hest advertisement. Try us,
HARMAN BROS., T,^.,i n L.., EKB ,
AYe wish to announce to you that AY. 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.
_ AYe also have the fiuest Soda AVater in town. Ciive us a call and we shall try
to please you. W. M. ALLEN, Manager.
best linings front seams, double stitched cord
edge binding, tailor made, new fan back.
Trice J3.95.
Our own make.
Black Crepon Skirts in bayadere stripes and
bias plaids, handsomely lined and tailor
■ The most perfect fitting skirt. Real
Special Price $6.00.
Manalia flounce with bias fold, lined with
silk cotton, perfect tailor made garment.
Price *5.75.
< >ur own make.
The Colored Petticoats in fall fabrics show
many clever ideas in bringing effective re
sults in low price garments. For instance, of
little less than the richness of silk are these
Petticoats of tine black satteen in neat cold
and silver strips. They are made umbrella
shape, with corded ruifie and faced with crin
oline. A close examination is necessary to
tell them from silk, vet the r>rice is only
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