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Issued every Thursday morning by
B. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor,
East Mam Street Staunton. Va.
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Election November S, 1898.
'01. Roosevelt's naval experience,
3 not seem to entirely fit him to uißii
the Erie waterway.
Te greatly prefer a negro office holder
.white man who holds his office by
;ue of negro votes,
moved his office into town. It is in
sr for Hon. Jacob Yost to move his
. It takes a large town to hold
i Virginia it is said that no Republi
candidate has attacked the State
iiuistration. There must be enough
thing to be seen, before anybody is
ly to shoot at it, you know.

ixty cent wheat marks an era of un
;edented prosperity (so called) un-l
the gold standard, and fulfills every
mise made for that metal, by the
Te don't know exactly from what
at head light tbe Delinquent Tax
vof this State scintillated, but we
know that it is doubtful whether that
it ever scintillates a_ain,
o marked is prosperity that the farm
of the eastern shore of Virginia and
ryland are allowing their sweet pota
3to remain undug. They can only
lize Ho cents per barrel for them in
rket, and the barrel costs ten, leav
them ten cents, winch is three cents
1 bushel. This causes them to give
The National Octopns.
'he people of this country have riot
ikened to the fact that there was
idingliefore the last Congress and
will be up for passage in December next
a bill to turn the banking business of
this country over to national banks.
That is. take all control of the paper
money of this country out of the hands
of the government and place it in the
hands of the national banks. This has
been hinted at of ten before, but, never
have the banking interests been quite
bold enough to undertake such a scheme
until now. Rut now the rails ire laid,
the bill is to be taken up as soon as
Congress meets and to be made the spe
cial order of the tenth day of the ses
sion, and it will almost surely pas*. It
is bill Xo. 10,280, and is known
as the McCleary Rill, and will give na
tional banks the sole right to if sue paper
money. It also gives them tbe right to
establish branch banks. The first in
iquity is to turn over to them the entire
control of the paper currency. The sec
ond, in allowing them toestablish branch
banks. This, as will be seen, will in
corporate one great metropolitan bank
in New York, headed, say by J.-P;
Morgan _ Company, and from it will
extend branches into all points of the j
United States, driving out all opposi
tion and rivals, and iv a few years con
trol the nation and its money and be
the sole issuer of paper money. Having
such a vast interest within its grasp as
it soon would, the people would be at its
mercy. Whether it would use its vast
power for good or evil, would be only a
question of opinion, but no free people
ought to place such power in the hands
of any set of human be'ngs and if prop
erly enlightened they would not. Rut
they are not enlightened and do not
know what an awful calamity is hang
ing over them. The party in power is
avowedly for trusts, and this mammoth
trust is the acme—the culmination of
all trusts yet established—because it
gives government sanction to one set of
men to form into one trust all the na
tional banks ol the nation. This trust
is insidiously now putting out its bony
arms and clutching many things which
will help it in its grasp on the throat of
the nation which are too numerous to
be noticed in an article of the length
here proposed. We can only sound now
the warning, point out the norror of
such a bid and comment more in detail
hereafter. This National Ranking
Trust, if formed, will in our opinion
lead to revolution; so dangerous will it
be to the nation's life.
Uncle: this riiormous bill ail paper
money now issued by the government is j
to be withdrawn from circulation, and
the banks are left to issue such paper!
money as they choose, and of course!
can make and enforce the conditions j
upon which it is issued. After ]
years these notes are not to be secured
by government bonds, as now, but a: c '
;e be a preferred lien ou the assets of the
oank. If the bank bat no asi-ete, and'
many of them now do not have, the '
holder of tbe note will have nothing
but the promise of a defunct bank
nicely printed on good paper, and in ad
dition has no restriction on withdraw
ing thejssue, so tin entire issue may
be withdrawn whenever Mr. Morgan's
b nk syndic «te wills it, and the last
drop of blood squeezed out of the peo-
Republican Congressional Committee Pan- j
The recent exposures of frauds in
Pennsylvania threaten to defeat a good
many Republican candidates for Con
gress in that State. Chairman Bab
cock, of tbe Republican Congressional
committee, has written a touching ap
peal to Senator Penrose, of that State,
warning him that "there are a number
of districts in your State in which there
is great danger to the Republican nom
inees," and adding:
"Of all the States in the Union Penn
sylvania ought to stand by the Republi
can party and the present administra
tion, and not permit local friction aud
indifference to rob us of four or live
members of Congress, and I wish >ou
would endeavor to impress this upon
representative Republicans in these I
doubtful districts and endeavor to show
them the great disaster that it would be
to the Republican party and the nation
if free silver Democrats or Populists
I should control the next House.
"It will entirely block the adminis
tration's policy so far as the settlement
of the war measures is concerned. It
will paralyze business interests, and
open again a free coinage of silver. 1
I believe that the results of November 8
j will have a greater bearing on prosper-
I ity and general advancement of the na-
I tion than any other Congressional elec- j
I tion held in the last fifty years." j
"Local friction" is good. The Repub
lican leaders of the State have been de
tected using the funds of the State
treasury for speculating purposes; they
have lost hundreds of thousands of dol
lars cf the State's money by using the
money of the State in the banks in
which it was depceited, they have gut
ted and ruined two such banks; U. S.
Senator Quay, his son, and an ex-State
treasurer, have been arrested and indict
ed for their share in It, find the chair-1
man of the Republican Congressional
committee at Washington Balls it "iocal
friction"' and fears it may endanger the I
success of his party !
. Does the chairman advise the only I
remedy that can be applied—honesty *
and reform in the party V Ob, no! The I
remedy is for the voters to "stand by
the administration and stand by
"sound money,''as against free silver,!
which he says "will paralyze business
interests." Robbery of the State funds
by speculation, ruining national banks]
where the people's money is deposited,]
will not hurt "business interests," but al
failure to "stand by the administration"
will -'paralyze" them.!
Was there ever a campaign in this I
country, in which the Republicans
showed so plainly their faith in their
main hope, the gullibility of the people?
In the great State of New York there is
i also a "local friction," arising out of I
the robbery of millions of the StateV I
canal fund, by Republican leaders, and I
there, also, Mr. Roosevelt is going
around beg;;icg the defrauded tax pay
ers to "stand by the administration"
and not to "paralyze the business inter
ests" by opening a door to the Demo
crats and free silver. And there, too,!
Mr. Roosevelt actually confides so
srrongly in the stupidity of tin? peoi.le,
that he telisthem the "fruitsof victory"
in the late war will be lost if the Repub
lican State ticket in New York ?s not
♦ . ♦
To Kill Negroes with Galling Huns.
Piobably the most abject demagogue,
and all round political llunkey in a gov-l
ernor's seat in any State in the Union,
is that man Tanner of Illinois. The
Virden affair where Southern negroes
were killed by white miners, has put I
him into a frenzy, and developed the
most reiniikable case of ignorance and
b!atherskiting, to say nothing cf preju
dice, and inhumanity which lias attach
ed our attention.
"I reiterate that I will not tolerate
this wholesale importation of foreignt rs
into Illinois, and if I bear that a mob is)
to be brought into this Stilts, such as
was taken into Virden, 1 c;:re not on
what railroad it, comes or fro-n whom, I I
will meet it at the State line and shoe-!
it to pieces with Galling gu:;s."
So declared Governor Tanner in a)
speech Wednesday night at fc T adisoi ,
111., before an ai dience of 1 ,'itiO. which |
was iK-vnied t> a defence ot hi* bonne j
iv the recent miue riot. The Governor
reviewed the causes leading'up to the
rioting, blaming the operators for their
I action toward the strikers, and then, j
revertiug to his acts, said .
■'When the United States government
found it necessary and deemed it just
to forbid the importation of foreign I
labor into this country, I felt that I j
was fully justified in the course I took
at Virden. That trouble never would
have occurred if the negroes had not I
been brought here to take the place of
white men.
"The importation were representa
tives of the scum of the country, ex
convicts and worthless characters gen
erally, and the State of Illinois should
not be made a dumping ground for such
reprobates. Ido not propose to allow
the ouerators to bring these people here,
and I took what I considered and still
consider tin proper means to prevent
In this country the negro has never)
been a 'foreigner." He was made a citi
zen by a power known as the sword, he
was placed in that exalted station, it is
said, by virtue in part of the efforts of
• ■ov.Tanner himself. jHe was not made
the equal of his white brother, but was
made better and lifted higher in
national esteem; and of late he has been
the favorite with the administration in
idling official positions. No one daied
ever before to call this ward of the na
tion, for whom the devoted n ition has
shed the blood of a million men, and
expended treasures incalculable, that, he
might be free, and a citizen, a foreigner.
And in the National Capita! today so
dear has been tuis thought, and so ten
on making the negro better than the
white people, no matter what the eoo
tnnersy the negro is shown the advan
tage. He is there far above any while
people. But iv Illinois this condition
just now sesm* different. There they
are foreigners, and Into that Sine I hi ;.
' go if they (fo there to work. They
•re still admitted tourists, and vi«i
-| torn to Chicago, but if they go to work
[takingtheir families, they and their
j women and children are fired into by _
j mob and killed: and now the governor
[of the Si.ite affirms that whether the
I miners or others succeed in killing them
all or not, that he, tlie governor, will
Btand at the States' -border and witli
' gulling guns mow them down if they
dare to enter. Why? because the
United States had declared agaimt for
Bignlabor, and thus may the grett In
dependent states rights State of Illinois
do tip same and declare the best citi
zeni of the country, who are the
negroes, shall not, enter there. Wh it
evertrai-i they came in on, says Gov.
fill the entire contract. He tries to,
palliate the late offense by declaring
that the negroes brought into Virden I
were worthless characters, and many of
them ex-convicts, but this excuse lacks I
force when he declares he will not let
these foreigners from the South enter.
Was ever such construction of law be
fore attempted, was ever such inhuman
doctrine declared, was ever such vie!
murder palliated by a governor? We
The Duty of Democrats.
Few know how the money power of
this country works. It works as the
[conspirator. It works in secret, it
holds its conclaves, and it arranges its
plots. Itgreases its body and it slips in
as the thug. Isy a conspiracy it killed
silver. It is now, conspiring to kill the
greenback, and then.it will kill the na
tion. The people should be aroused.
Th'-y should act before it is too lac.
The elevation of a Republican Congress
means the elevation of trus-s, and the
election of trusts means the ruin aud
slavery of the people. The trust is the
j vampire; the victim is the people. Both
cannot win at one and the same time.
As the vampire fattens, the victim dies.
Let us remember this and kill the vam
pire on the Bth of November, lest we
die on the e\ening of the same day.
The President in his thanksgiving
proclamation says: Few years in our
history have afforded such cause for
thanksgiving. We have been blessed
by abundant harvests, our trade and
commerce have been wonderfully iur
creased, our public credit has been im
proved and strengthened, all sections
of our common country have been
brought together and knitted into closer
'bonds of national purpose and unity.
[ The skies have been for a time darken
ed by the cloud of war, but as we were
compelled to take up the sword in the
cause of humanity, we are permitted to
| rejoice that the conflict has been of brief
duration and the losses we have had to
I mourn, though grievous and important,
have been so few, considering the great
results accomplished, as to inspire us
with gratitude and praise to the Lord
of Hosts. We may laud and magnify
His holy name that the cessation of hostilities
| tilities came so soon, as to spare both
sides Ihe countless sorrows aud disasters
that attend protracted war. Thanks
giving Day will be Thursday, the 24th
I of November.
The President is much after the style
lof a recent philosopher whose acquain
tance we were so fortunate as to enjoy.
| He was preparing on < nc occasion an
essay on a change of heart, when we
entered his room. His manuscript was
piled in heaps about him on the tab'e
on tho floor and some over" near the
grate on the hearth. "Mr. BianK," v.c
Id, "we are sorry to have disturbed
i in the midst of your work." "Ah,"
(1 he, "1 have just finished, I have
itten pages you see, but they go for
naught, the change of heart and relig
ious fervor do not proceed from the
sources recounted by me in these hun
-13 ot paprs you see scattered here.
f the philosophy of the change, all
eason may be summed up iv the
I hold in my hand which I hive
finished. It proceeds from the
ach sir, the stomach. You take a
i circuit riding preacher whose
ge consists of about forty people
live in the fastness of the moun
, who dig gin seng for a livelihood,
vhose food is corn breid, potatoes
bear meat, and whose drink is
r, whose horse is his own shanks,
whose church is a school house, or
oly room in the house of some of
nngregation, whose pay is in pro
of the country in which his lines
laiien, and who never gets a cent
)ney, and has worn the same suit of
es to every Conference since he en
the ministry, and he sir preaches
nd brimstone. He warns his peo
i flee trom the wrath to come. He
ts and storms, and weeps. He pic
the Devil with horns and scales
ton the other hand, sir, take the
ed pastor of a large and rich cou
tion, with a $10,000-salary, whose
is carpeted with velvet, and his
)ws hung with costly lace curtains,
ious apartments, his library filled
books, his table groaning with
delicacy, his sons and daughters
j best schools, and he riding to his
h in his carriage, or living in a
manse by the church itself. His clothes
of the best material and his linen as
white »s the driven snow Does he
preach lire aud brimstone? O far from
it, my friend. He does not think hell a
place .of torment; he does not use the
II hell, but sheol,or hades, arestrousr
igb. lie sees peace and plenty and
world is so fit a place for resid -uce,
.he dees not crave death. He talks
-autly of huinun affairs and sees
itiful prdvidences every where, and
ire smiles, and "every prospect
ies, and only man is vile." He
s his wine for dinner, and he gives
iks, and bis well rounded form and
3t!ie, healthful face, aud soft gloved
Is tell he is at ease with all things
lis world and beyond. Our changes
■art and our beliefs arise from the
laeh, sir, from the stomach," said
philosopher, "and I have fully
en it in this one page."
lis brief summary of our philoso
s views are cited here, not in proof
is theory, but as the subje.-t of
t'ht with the President and his
.iination as the text of what might
ir discourse had not our friem
;en before we took up our pen
ibly in this case it is the stomach
knows' J
*. . .
Deafness Cannot be Cured
ical applications, as they cannot
.___ the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to c ure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous litiiugoi the Enstach
lube. When this tube gets inflamed
aye a rumbling sound or imperfect
ig, and when it is entirely closed
ess is the result, and unless the in
lation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition
hearing will he destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an Inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
N c will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by eatarrb)
Hut cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
( ure. Send for circulars, free.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family PHU are the best,
i School Book Cheat.
>1 book business in this State i
ny other things, been a de
i fraud It has enabled the
nies which have about got
of the State to sell an entire
looks. Our people are iu
old books can be exchanged,
eading. They can be, but
1 terms, the old book is prae
md the dealer will exchange
it is not in fairly good con
i the exchange business
little or nothing as the old
;ually to be given away and
ought, and the result is a
jooks have been sold by tbe
.nies, and the people have
a heavy expense. The his
reographies were very objec
at why the bars were let down
•s, the people will ba slow to
hey ought to complaiu as
ust ground to. The exchange
fraud iv the business, be
e think the oil books will
something till they try.
1 my —•—-.
Mr. Yost's Reply.
k a letter signed "Republi
nt to this office, which will
i the first page of our week
lue of the 27th ult., calling
ition as to how a negro post
led Twyman had been ap
lunta, Franklin county, and
,' that Hod. Jacob Yost had
c negro. Mr. Y'ost in a let
iys afterward published in
mowed that Morgan Treat
neuded the negro, and that
id never heard of him. It
ention to give place to Mr.
rin our weekly also, but it
itally omitted and the type
before we noticed it. In
Ir. Yost, therefore, we desire
_is letter showed no parti ci
knowledge of the matter
ndescreet Friends,
alton Moore who is said to
ate for the U. S. Senate to
iato? Tom Martin, is said to
ose personal friend of Gen.
ad this being the case it is
why he has entered the race.
cc is as liable to have indes
is as anybody, and Mr. Moore
d tha'; is himself,
there must bs some mistake
ts sent out of Gov. Tanner's
Certainly no man can be as
s he appears to be.
* ♦
now barred to negroes, and
to be u»ed on them is gat-
n s» ss
"rom the way the Republicans
; Erie Canal, nobody would
d to see them handle the
ile who said nobody would
iVatson's paper, forgot the
: bungle made by Mr. Elihu
Raosevelt should employ a
■ m m .
f The Spectator: We
gh reliable sources that ( 01.
rd, Col. Jain«s Lyons, Col.
l ifoge and Col. S. Brown
aking what they cull a *'stil!
igh the county in the inter
epublican party. They hope
Democratic coon up the tree
hat do not bark, and hardiy
know they are after him till
eady to fall. They have, we
i pains to make all their ap
so as to fall just after tha
have sppken iv that neigh
id thus get iv the last word
way the effect of tbe Demo
b. They are al*o leaving the
ir trail in the way of corrtip
t is said, aud this being so
•vith Republican practices.
ly reasonable to believe it
H'inoiples. This "still-hunt"
i. It is the evolution of his
lfncy in politics, growing
ng in force and elegance, by
his long experience, and
nudity of knowledge. It has
tealtbiness about ir, if tru»,
apt to set well upon the
ugu9ta. These people are
they conduct their business
say, and as to their religion,
litics, or their other beliefs, j
(thing tocouceal about thtm.
l open book, and when men |
ng in or wish to do things
do.:r, or in a catlike or
inner, undertake to enlist
lu-e. they b?come doubtful
,usj, and are slow to take
This tactics might suit some
■ may suit men after th
hese men, some of who»e
lave undoubtedly changed
if official advancement, but
,rd to cram such politic*
roats of tbe people of Au
'ive them by such question
s. At Greenville this ' still- j
less has been practiced.
es is to speak there on Fri
>v, November 4. The "still
:to be there tha'' night and
d the s.ime brill. This has
actice and will be until the
>n. As soon as the Demo
it these methods are being
id that their campaign i<\
ionable methods instead of
open, fearless, and their
gh. and of a character to
able men, then will the>
wo from their party patb,or|
Jertainly Republicanism in j
va has been such as that
o not want it. Nor have
en the past, when we were
iy sums of same lead
ih dangers to our peace and
ment, as makes us tr. mble!
the narrowness of our es.
he Democrats show their
if "still-hunting" and "still- j
refusing to attend their
1 by coming to the polls on
and forever placing their
Uiproval on such methods j
courthouse of Alexandria
oit Myer Heights, is nearly
owen, of Fauquier county,
destroyed and the other
1 by the accidental dis-!
■» <_■ ♦ •
tesville Joseph Wilson was '
•grand jury on a charge 1
vy Peanut Company, of I
made an assignment; lia-!
;osen. a member of the
of Berkeley Springs, W.
igh Lee expects to leave'
Savannah tonight. It is
irnor Tyler will accompa I
Henry Isaacs, formerly of
id in Portsmouth yester-
Tuiegrapiiic News onbe Weeß.'
Paris, Oct. 31.—The American com
missioners each carrying a portfolio .
containing records and personal uiemor
anda left their headquarters at the
Continental Hotel for ameeting with the .
Spanish commissioners at the Foreign
Office just before two o'clock. Presi
dent Rio's health has improved sufficient
to enable him to attend. He arrived with
his colleagues just after the Americans
reached the meeting place.
When the body assembled the Amer
ican commissioners presented a written
expression of the purpose of the United
States to take the entire group of the '
Philippines and assume such propor
tion of the Philippine debt, as has been
spent, for the benefit of the islands, or
the inhabitants, in public works, iro
provements, aud permanent better
ments. It also, set forth that the Uni
ted States will not assume any part of
the Philippine debt which haß been in
curred by Spain for furtherance of mili
tary or naval operations or to quell the
insurrection of the natives. The ses
sion eventually adjourned until Friday
in order to give the Spaniards time to
prepare a reply. They were in session
about an hour.
Washington, Oct. 31. —Mr. Day has
cabeled that the Americans presented a
demand for the Philippines today. The
department officials do not think will be
a break in the negotiations. The Amer
ican Commissioners have full latitude
on all questions except to give up the
islands, or to assume any military debt.
This they will not be allowed to do
under any circumstances.
London, Ojt. 31. —An unexpectedly
gloomy feeling has pervaded the stock
exchange and Paris 13ourse today, both
markets being influenced by the aggres
sive tone of the French papers. Besides
this something extraordinary seems
have to happened and it looks as if a
crisis were approaching. The British
naval preparations are certainly using
pushed very hurriedly and seven battle
ships and one cruiser destined to jo>n
the squadron have had her officers and
sailors hurriedly recalled from their
leaves of absence and naval prepara
tions are very active.
Paris, Oct. 31. —The criminal sessions
of the court of cassation this afternoon
appointed counsellors to proceed with
the supplementary inquiry in the Drey
fus case. M. Lockrey, acting Minister
of War, tried to block „the progress of
the inquiry but failed.
Halifax, Nov. I.—The British cruiser
here was ordered today to proceed to
the French coast off Newfoundland.
The British cruiser, Cordelia, hassailed
for that point. __ The work ot war prep
arations is iv progress tonight.
FOR SALE—An excellent combination fam
ily horse. Apply to
octO'tf Waynesboro, Va.
TI7ANTED.—To rent a good rarm, within
it about rive miles or less ot Stauntm,
with a vie%v or buying It part] desires to sell.
Must have fairly srood improvements. Ad
dress or call on
aug 18-tf Box 337, Staunton, Va.
nit. V..W. DUNLAP—Private Office, first
" floor Mr. llarwood's residence, Bar
terbrook. Telephone line No. 14.
Gall . oct 27-3 m
YirANTED—To buy a second hand turbine
tt wheel and fixtures. Must be ln_good
couditiou. Any oae having such for sale
should address or apply to
octUV-ot* Annex, Va.
W. H. Barkman, Agt.,
Headquarters for all the Magazines, Dai
and Weekly Papers, Fashion Books, &c. &c.
aug 25-t,f
Fe'lsworth Lime Works,
sep 15-3 m Staunton, Va.
STEM INCOME _i_^p?ui
Either sex. I'll start you iv the Mail
Order business day or evening. No peddling.
H. Young, 3'Si Henry St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
:: Attention Farmers! ::
As there is a wry large Com Crop this
year and as there will be no Fair at which it
can beexiiibited, 1 will give to any farmer
of Augusta or adjoining counties for the best
and largest Five Ears of Corn, labelled and
delivered at F. W. Hager's store, No. 7 S I
Augusta street, Staunton, a first class $6.00 I
Sheet Iron Stove, cast top and bottom. The
award will he made on Dec. Ist, at my store,
the judges to be three responsible farmers of
oct27-tdecl F. W. HAGEK.
1077 Established2oyears. lOQn
Cabinet Photograps SI per dozen. High
Grade Photographs, Carbon, Platinums, &c.
Portraits copied and Enlarged.
STUDIO Adjoining Masonic Temple.
When the Coal's All Gone
Is not the time to think of ordering a
new supply. Do it now. We have sev
eral tens all ready for delivery at your
house and we know you will -be pleased
with the quality. It is coal that burns
evenly, not too fast, gives out a splen
did heat and has very little waste.
What more cau you expect ?
The Smith Fuel Co.
Office So. 18 E«t Alain Street.
Office Phone 163.
Yard " 182
That measures time day
after rim , < an'r go on do
ing >o ii if is iint. clean
ed and regulated. Like
ihe banian si stem, it
needs toning op. We
ba\e every facililv for
doing this work well and '
l>r<>i!i]iil\, and guarantee
to give perfect satisfac
Switzer & Men, f
In Fnrnitiire, Dinner Sets, __i Suits, Coal Stoves and
Bussels Carpets.
In order to Reduce our stock in the above departments, we
offer all goods in these lines at cut prices while they last. We
give a few items below in order that you can see our former
" ONE PRICE " and the present cut price. All Furniture and
Dinner Sets in our store included in this sale.
$45.00 Oik Chamber Suits, Reduced
to $40.00.
$39.00 Oak Chamber Suits, Reduced
to 185.00.
$34.00 Oak Chamber Suits, Reduced
$4.98 Plush seat Arm Chair, Reduc
ed to $3.75.
$1.48 Wool seat Arm Chair, Reduc
ed to 98c.
$50.00 Hand carved Parlor suit, Re
duced to $37.00.
$4 98 Oak bed steads, Reduced to $4.0n
$1.98 Bed spring, " " fLfifl
$14.98 Wardrobe " " $12.00
$4.98 Polished oak centre-table, Re
duced to $3.50.
98c Oak centre-table, Reduced
to 75c.
We have received our Fall Stock of [Dry Goods, Notions,
Shoes, Clothing, Capes, Cloaks, etc. Come to the BIG DOUBLE
STORE and save money.
The J. C. Bishop Cash Co.
110 and 112 West Main St
SfeS'?Ui(ir^°' I
nov3 4t McILHANY & HILLEaIiY, i
yUfANTED—To purchase an antique
"" silver tea service complete, or will
bip separate piects. Must be solid sil
ver. Modern designs not desired. Ad
dres, Box B, Slaunton, Va. uov3 It
VIRGINIA. To-wit:~ln the Clerk's Office of
the Cir -ult Court ot Augusta county,
the 31st day of October, 1?98.
Mary J. Smith, Plain iff.
L. E.Smith, Defendant.
In Chancery.
The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce '
a vinculo marimonii for the plaintiff from the
defendanr. And it ppearing by amdavit Di
ed that the defendant is not a resident of this '
Kate, it is ordered that he do appear here i'
within fifteen days after due publication
hereof and do what is necessary to protect his
interest in thissult
JoS. _ WOODWABD, Clerk.
F. B. Kennedy, p. q. nov 3-fi w ;
— , 11
-*^__ B --q®?s,-_as
Two Tilings Uncle
Sam Has Learned!
Ftom bis experience in "the late
•unpleasantness" is to build the
Nicaiauga Canfeland a large navy.
Two things the people of tbis j
community have learned from ex
perience, when their eyesight !
fails or is defective, is that we can '
fit eyes in the most perfect man- i
ner. We make no charge for ex [
animation and our charge for the
gla-ses is very moderate. We
have all the necessary appliances <
tor testing the eye properly.
H. L. LAXfi, i
Optician and Jeweler, s
Staunton. Va. j'
Boots & Shoes
Men's Heavy Boots,
$1.25, $1,50 and $2.00.
Men's Dress Kip Boots,
Sole LeatherCoantrm anO Box Tee,
$2.50 worth $3.00.
Also a Full Line of
Women's anil Misses' Kip Shoes,
$1.00 anil $1.25.
For Winter Wear !
Up-to-Date Shoe House, ,
Staunton, YaJ (
$1.98 Polished oak easel, Reduced
to $1.50>
$9.98 Baby carriage, Reduced to $7.50
$7.48 100-piece dinner set, Reduced
to $5.00.
$14.98 ICO-piece dinner set, Reduced
to $12.00.
$18.00 China dinner set, Reduced
to $14.50,
$24.98 China dinner set, Reduced
to $22.00
S4.CS English toilet set, reduced to $4.00
$7.48 Open Franklin coal stoves,
reduced to $6.00.
$7.48 Coal oil stoves, reduced to $5.90
$1.15 Body Brussel carpet, reduced
to 90c.
LAN D.—As substituted Trusiees in a deed
of trust executed by John H. Faher and wife
and recorded in clerk's office of Augusta
county in 1) B. 105, 421. at the request
of the beneficiary, will sell at public auc
tion in front of the court house in Staunton,
Va., at 12 o'clock m., on
Monday, November 28, 1898,
that certain tract of land containing 1271
acres more or less, lying on South River, in
Augusta county, adjoining Wm. F. Kolner,
John J. Homer and Mary A. Faber, it being
the same tract of land that was conveyed to
said John H. Fuller by deed of H. St G
Tucker, Special Commissioner of the circuit
court of Augusta county, on the 12th day of
"November, 18S7. and recorded in clerk's office
of county court of Augusta, D. B. 105. page
1421. to which reference is made. On this
desirable far., is a comfortable DWELLING
TILLS and a large deposit of ('LAY speci
ally adapted for the manufacture of tiles.
This plant has been in active operation for a
number of years, and is situated near Dooms
Station on N. ft W. R. R. north of Basic
TERMS—Cash in hand sufficient to pay
the costs of executing the trust, then of the
debt secured, viz: §1.559 49, and the residue
of the purchase money in three equal instal- J
ments, payable in one, two and three years j
from date of sale wiih interest, said deferred
payments to be secured by a deed of trust on
the property.
oct 27-d It w4t Trustees.
Commissioners Sale
Pursuant to authority vested in us by decree
of the Circuit court entered May 31st, 189 S. In
the chancery cause of Sites, Samuel O. et als.
vs. Sites. Mary et als therein pending, the un
derslgned will, on
Saturday, Sth day of November, 1898,
jat 12 o'clock M, in front of the court house,
proceed to sell at public auction to the highest
bidder tha following described real estate
Consisting of two tracts of valuable farming
land; the first containing about 110 acres, and
I the second containing about 24 acres, both
I tracts well improved and well watered, the
land at present is iv a fine state of cultivation
and is especially desirable for farming pur
poses, located a short distance from New
I Hope, Aueusta county, and is known as the
| Sites farm and formerly owned by Windel
Sites. These tracts will be ofTered and sold
separately upon the following, terms: one- I
fourth cash, and the residue on a credit or I
one, two and three years from the day of sale, |
| the credit installments to bear Interest from j
the day of sale; taking from the purchaser
I bonds witli gcod personal security for the de
ferred payments, and the title to be retained
as ultimate security.
•For further particulars apply to
Special Commissioners.
Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Augusta
County, to-wit:
I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court
aforesaid do certltv that ilugh H. Kerr has
executed the bond required hv decree »»f
sale in the eiancery cause ot ; am'l U. Site*. '
Jfcc. vs. Mary Sites, &c , now pending in said
(liven under my hand this 11th day of June. I
oct 6-tds
The undersigned commissioners in pursu
ance of authority vested in them by decree of
the cirrultfonr. of Augusta county, Virginia,
in the chancery cause of J. T. Shield's Adm x.
vs. shield's Infants, of date June 3rd, ISVS, will
uroceed to sell in front of the court bouse ol
Augusta county. In the city of Staunton, Va.,
about the hourot twelve o'clock M, on
Saturday, the I Sth day of Oct. 1898, '
the following real estate of which the late J.
r. Shields died seized aud possessed, viz:
First—Two tracts of land in Pastures District
near Craigsville, ime containing one Hundred
jnd 1 hirty and three-quarter acres, the other
I wo Hundred aud Five a*:done-quarter acres.
Secood-A tract of >ixty-Kourand one-quar
ter n<-res in Pastures District on Little Calf
Pasture river about twenty four miles west
from Staunton.
lhlnl—A tract of laLd in Riverheads Dis
trict containing* >ne Hundred and i'ifty-three
acres, adjoiuiug the J. T. shields home farm,
distance about eight milts from Staunton,on !
both sides of the road leading from Staunton
to Lexiugton, ai-d known as the ''London
i his farm is well watered and has on it a
good frame dwelling, a good barn and tenant
TERMS O F SALE—Ou any sale or sales made
hereunder so much cash will be required as
may be necessary to pay the costs of sale and
tbe residue iv three equal instalments at nine,
eighteen a - rd twenty-seven months respec
tively from the date of site witn interest Irom
ttm date, for which instalments of deferred
purcha-e money the purchaser or purchasers
will be required to execute bonds with ap
proved per-unal security and the titles will De I
withheld as ul'imate security.
•IHO-. tt KLI>EK,
Sale Commissioners,
Clerk's omce of the Circuit Court of August*
County, to-wit:
I.Jos B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court ;
aforesaid do certify that Fitzhugh Elder •
tuis executed the bond required by decree of •
„ie in the chancery cause of John T. shields :
A-tm'x, vs. JuLinT. Shield's iufants, now pend- I
Ing In said Court.
Given underlay hand this 13th day of Sep- .
The above sale has been postponed to
:r.!:e place in front of the court house in
juuuton, on <
Thursday, November 17, 1898,
it about the hour of noon,
" MIDDLEBROOK —1 have the exclusive
sale of a Farm of 900 acres, near Middle
brook, with a lar.e brick residence, out
buildings, good barns, well watered, water
pined from spring into house. On public
road, land southern exposure, well fenced,
ample timber. Last year crop of wheat, 1.600
bushels; corn, 10 to 50 bushels per acre. This
is one of the most desirable farms in the
County for the price—sl,soo in easy pay-
I have also a number of other Farms on
my list to which I invite the attention of
187 Acrf s of blue slate land, very produc
tive. Handsome improvements, rnnDing
water—one of the best farms in tbe county.
One mile of depot.
141 Acres on puhiic road, within 5 mile* of
Staunton. Good lltnestOM land, $22 50 per
1.15 Acres, within 3 miles of Staunton
near public road 1,000 fruit trees, mostly
improved apple, 4 yf ars planted. Good land
ivith fair iinMovements—$3,375.
A nice little Farm of 78 acres, with hand
some residence, orchard, 18 acres meadow.
Land first class. One mile of depot on pub
c road. Price, 83,500.
I number of other farms too numerous te
tion. Also, a good list of City property
lale ■
Real Estate Dealer,
Successor to P. E. Wilson _ Co.
r d3tw3t Wilkes" Building.
No. 18 West Main Street.
th what a zest our "Great Beginning of
mn" commenced I What animated in
everybody felt in the magnificent val
i the most needed and esteemed of mer
lise ! What delight at the marvelously
rices! How you all experienced deep
st enjoyment in the splendid array of
ihold and housekeeping features ! They
Exactly what you are looking for- what
aveinmi d; what you most desire!
it has been begun; thus it will continue
without a halt, without hesitation,
>ut delay, or cessation; for we have the
extensive assortment of every sort and
of valuable merchandise which the
ing needs of people can call for I
piece lot of Plain and Figured Silks all
on one counter. At 50c per yard This
sale price takes out e.\ery short length
in our stock. Every piece a bargain
and the price is cnl to clean out The
prices were 75c to 90c All this lot at
!"ie round price—soc a j ard.
ictly all wool Cloths, 38 inch, all
all wool Diagonal Worsted
ie value, 503
nch high grade imported Serge In
cor jet black, hig lustre, 75c kind.
ill wool Covert Cloth. 38 inch,
tew shades, others ask 05 cents
nrh Vigeranx Suitings, a beautiful
ibinalion ot colorings elegant qual
ill wool Bread Cloth, eytry
Per j ard sf_.
verier qualm Broad Cloth, 51-iuch
idsume shadings.
ngllsh Broad Cloths, extra qnal
ch. in black and colors, berpard. 98c
75c—Ifi inch French Whip Cord, beautiful
finish ami perfect black.
Be—Fleece Black Cashmeres for house
10c—Sdlid shades Swans Down Flannels.
15c—All wool Red Flannel.
15c—White Wool Flannel.
We—Whit* Wool Flannel.
He—While all wool Flannel. V
35c—White all wool Flannel, 36-incbs wide.
75c—10 4 soft Cotton Fleece Blankets.
98c—11 4 extra heavy Cotton Fleece Blankets
12.39—U-4 White Wool Blankets, extra size
and weight
$I.oo—Comforts—Fancv colored Comforts
white filling.
15c —Ladies' Ribbed Vests.
25c—Ladies' Ribbed Vests, silk tape at neck,
fine Cashmere finish. We claim this to
be the best in the city for the price.
50c—Ladies' Superior Quality Ribbed Vests,
silk front, and soft fleece back, put up
two in a box. 75c value.
25c—Children's Union Suits, fleeced back,
all sizes.
50c—Ladies' Union Suits, elegant quality,
superior finish, worth 75c.
18 iuch, 10 yarl piece, 48c.
20 inch, 10-yard piece, 50c.
22-inch, 10-yard piece, 59c.
24-inch, 10 yard piece, fi3c.
27-inch, 10-yard piece, 69c.
75c—Heavy White Spreads, double-bed size
usual $1.00 sort.
25c—Eiderdowns, all colors, best grade, 27
inches wide.
39c—9 4 Bleached Sheets, deep hem.
48c—8 4 Bleached Sheets, made of Mohawk
12Kc —Bleached Pillow Cases, plain »r hem
stitched, 45x40 inches.
25c—Bolster Cases, best grade, 45x72 inches

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