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I , I _■**_/} ,_ f_ '* ii (f - t» 1 correct Schedules of 3 I welnvlte inspection o, | m Jl _^P|__^___E i __i_ff fl_>* # 4* *% 'V -I Ihethree sreatrai.roadaf Our Subscription List, by g <1A| T (ffr Ifl I Jll Ti ll| 1 T 111 I 11 I ' •" i <* *. State regu.ar.yl VINDICATOR I - fl fcrsUtn W ' | - vm _ fi STAUNTON, VaTtHURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1899. ?-* NO. 32. L^^^^^S I | WHAT I 1 I' I SNAP ! I 1 What an easy thing you can have at || Weinberg's I in buying Tailor Made and Stylish || Clothing at a price absolutely less m :m than it cost to make 'em; we've sold || | quite a great many suits during our |g I removal sale, yet we have a good || 1 many left, and we are determined to || I GET RID of them belore we remove §| | to our new Store, 5 South Augusta || 8" St., next to Augusta National Bank. *%* , That's why we tell you to come to p 1 WEINBERG'S | I today, or as long as the sale contin- M 1 ues, and take your choice of || |1B 5 16 anil 18 DollarSmisatlO. Ten Dollarg I MutSKjiH«liiolSint$oO| U Boys and Ckildreus Suits at exact-1| i*\ ly one-half the original price. p Remember this is a genuine sale. || j \4 and every man and woman who m I knows this house, knows how care- p f| fully we weigh every word and tell M | the straight thing every time. Your || I* money back if you want it. *%> I he cm in en, 4 m RELIABLE CLOTHIERS. j|| i Opposite Court House, Staunton, Va. j|g Igjjjjj jgj P. S.-Don't Fail to Watch Our Windows, g | * „ and has been made under his pcr- /lr _ sonal supervision since its ir.fancy. ( -*Lar7Z7<&/4&M Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and Substitutes are but: Ex- periments that trifle with and endanger the health, ot Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment. What is CASTORIA Castoria is a substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Harmless and Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys W>™ s and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend. j GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS jj Bears the Signature of mam$ am ' The KM You We Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THE CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY i^m^i^^^mKMm I Variety Springs Virginia ! | I NOW OPEN. | ,_E So called because of its numerous mineral waters. This summer re __ S ort is fast Blowing to be one of the most popular resorts in the Alle- EEghanies. Kates reasonable. Fare excellent. Hot and cold healing - E: baths. Write for terms. Address, 2 [I H. C. EICHELBERCER, Variety Springs, \ a. a fH H f JOB S THE RICH PATCH IRON DISTRICT. An Interesting Report of What is Beinc Done There by the Owners. (Special Correspondence of the Spectator. recently to the Rich Patch mines re vealed a very favorable condition ol that valuable mining plant. A vast amount of work has been done by the present company since they assumed control of the property in December last. The standard gauge railroad of 41 miles, connecting with the C. & O. railway, has been relaid with ties: bridges which were in a dilapidated condition, have been replaced by sub stantial structures; the tressel work at the washer has been taken down and a new and durable one erected; the tunnels have been re timbered ;_the open cuts put in better shape; some 80 or 35 houses for miners put up, making about 80 or 85 in all on the premises; the standard gauge railroad has been extended about 3 miles to new opening*; tramways and inclines placed on the new work; and exposures of ore ef fected which surpass the most san jruiiie expectations and calculations. A six room addition lo the residence building of the general manager has Deen built and is now ready for occu pation. The other buildings have been | minted and repaired; the grounds iround them cleaned up and leveled iff, and a substantial stone wall erect sd to prevent the grounds from wasti ng, and shade trees and shrubbery will >c planted to give additional esthetical it traction and comfort to the premises. Three jigs have been placed in the vasher buildings to facilitate in the landling and preparation of the ores; . second washer put in; a new engine rurchased to be used for shifting pur loses on the yard; a steam shovel intro tuced to minimize tbe cost of mining md augment the output of ore, and nany other Improvements made which .re necessary to a complete mining :ansp. All this work has been effect id in a little more than six months, vhile mining andshipping ore have been ;oing on as fast as the limited facili-l ies up to this time would allow. When it is recalled that there was no rrganization on the property at the ime the present manager, James T. jightner, took charge; that the win er was an exceedingly severe one and specially unfavorable for mining op-1 rations and that all the difficulties mtlined above had to be confronted md overcome, the results have been emarkable and testify to the energy, ndustry and capacity of the general aanager. With the present equip aents he will be able to increase the ■lit put of the mines to at least 1,000 ons per day, for which a ready market 9 available in the district in which he mines are located, as there are six urnaces in operation and only one idle or want of an ample supply of ore aud oke to this time. The Victoria Furnace at Goshen, fa., not strictly in the Rich Patch district, will, in a few weeks, be blown n with a capacity of 200 tons of iron . day and consuming something like 00 tons ot oie to supply it, much of fhich.will have to be secured from out idc mines. I radical, common sense and es improvements at the Rich nines will arrest the attention isual observer and it was a real :tion to be an eye witness to the is-like appearance of everything ;ed with the mines and the in t plans which are being carried ect. A further matter of in was the remarkable showing of ividenced by the new openings, nts where it was not expected a uantity of ore could be found ainal seams of high grade ore posed, easily attacked with the shovel and promising the most sneouraging and satisfactory results, [n fact there has scarcely been an (g on this property where the ex-1 of the ore has not exceeded by j c expectations and calculations I ving assurance that the real val ;he property is double, if not uple, that of former estimates, rat there is no saeh a body of ite ore in the country, embraced 9,000 acres, which constitute the holdings of the Rich Patch Iron Ore Company. j An intelligent mining engineer of] Iylvania sent to Rich Patch to j investigation and report on this rty, after remaining on it for a or more aud making a critical ex ition, remarked that he regarded ivorth twice as much as the Corn nines of his State which are val - 1810.000,000. This sounds like ace and somewhat staggers credu but the gentleman has .a high ation iv his profession, has had ; opportunities to form intelligent usions and could have no object iking any other than a fair, hon ld truthful report, essential need for this valuable srty is one or two furnaces of 200 capacity each. With this effected >uld be one of the best paying iron erties in the country. There is y - facility present for not only making iron cheap, but for manufac turing basic steel, and why the propri etors do not at once take steps to erect such plants, can be explained probably by themselves, but which is not appar ent to the disinterested observer. With an output of 400 tons of iron a I day it would be a perfect bonanza, at I present prices of iron, and pay for the I property and improvements in a com I paratively short time. They are now I losing a golden opportunity. While we II think the activity in the iron trade I will continue for 15 or 20 years th I sooner the full capacity of the mines is I brought into use the better it will be i for the owners. ! Another improvement determined on is the erection of a church and school-house. Recently preaching . I three Sabbaths in a month has beet (observed, but a canvass covering anc I plank seats are the only accommoda I tions for the congregatiois. The in terest manifested by the people at the mines has been marked since religious j services were inaugurated and it haß been fully determined to have a church »nd a school-house, as well as a Sun day school. The people have been served by Rev. L. C. Barth, an intelli gent minister of the Presbyterian de nomination, who has a mission field in that locality and resides a short dis tance from the mines. He is taking] great interest In his work, and while! deliberate and methodical in his tem-J perineni and habits, he is noae the less effective in the impression he has made. Already there is a marked improvement in the moral tone of the samp, a more national and uniform ob servance of the Sabbath and the birth of a spirit of religious fervor which has been absent heretofore. A Baptist minister, Rev. W. B. Loving, of Iron Grate, also occasionally serves the peo ple, and if a Methodist does not come in to participate in the cultivation of J this moral vineyard, it will be some-J thing foreign to the itinerant system, which is the important leverage by which that denomination works in the byways and high ways of the world. Mr. Lightner is taking great interest in the church work and the ladies of lis family, Mrs. Lightner, Mrs. Karr iud Mrs. Tinsley will prove important ractors in the Sunday school and will in jther ways be helpful in .this import-1 »nt phase of the social and moial con-1 lition of the people of that romantic md attractive region, where nature is nanifested in her most majestic and mprefsion forms and aspects. A chOrch :or the colored people will doubtless je erected, as they have no place of worship there and consequently strag rle off to neighborhood churches on Sundays, much to their inconvenience. There are now at the camp about 350 men, a large majority colored and this lumber is being increased daily. The nanagement is composed of J. T. Lightner, general managei; Capt. John J. Stack, Jr.,assistant to general uiana jer;D. A. Karr, chief clerk; H. M. Harman, assistant clerk; E. Shapely, in charge of the commissary, with sev sral assistants; Frank Cook, chemist and Dr. Morris, of Clifton Forge, physician. The work on this property for the past six months has been preliminary and preparatory. The object has bee», not to see how much ore could be got ten out for temporary show, but to ar range the mines for continuous opera tion during summer, as well as the winter when much of the opan cut work is impracticable, as well as un profitable. This conception bas been faithfully and efficiently carried out, and it will not be long before the plant will be in full operation on a large scale, producing ore enough to make the enterprise a pronounced success and give the tangible assurance to the owners that they have ni:ide no mis take in tho purchase uud their large expenditure in getting the rniues in working condition. Rich Patch is not without its diver sions. Several accomplished musicians occasionally meet at the manager's residence and invade the monotony of the surroundings by rendering in sweetest harmony choice selections from well known authors. The piano, the guitar, the mandolin, the banjo and the flute blend their notes under skillful touches, producing a "con cord of sweet sounds" that stir and sweep over the emotoins and spend their cadences on the pure air which stirs the mountain foliage and cairieß healing on its wings. The towering mountains which environ the Valley on either side, clothed in richest verd ure and giving forth a delicious aroma, lend majesty and grandeur to the sur roundings, and the silvery moon, as if in jocund step, it creeps noislessly up the eastern slope and tips the summit with a golden sheen is a "thing of beauty and joy forever"—an entranc ing scene that poetic fancy might weave into immortal numbers, perpet uate in song or story as the palpitat ing stars lend their scintillations to augment the mellow beauty of the Queen of Night as she courses her way through the vaulted blue, to curtain her rest behind the golden hues of the western horizon. Sentiment and song mingle with gentle breezes that sweep down the rugged mountain and art and nature unite their forces to lift the soul from nature to nature's God. A'l harmony and all beauty are of de vine origin in whatever form they ap pear and leßsons of profit, can be evok ed from the rippling brook as it wends its tortuous way to the sea, as well as from the rugged rocks which crown the mountain summit and called ihe first warmth of the morning sun and ths sweet notes that float out from the E instrument as it is Bwayed by the hand, nature company of barn storm aled the senses of the inhabi tants a few nights ago. A coal black darkey with a threadbare Prince Al bert coat dangling to his heels and a greased stove pipe hat glis'.ening in the moon beam, crowniug his bead, with huge brass spectacles to embellish his eyes, appeared with astereoptican view of Christ with His people and Mary resting over the infant Jesus. The exhibition of itself was interesting, but the manner of presenting it was grotesque and ludicroue. The piping voice of the darkey and the whining notes of the instrument concealed in the tent grinding out some kind of sounds, was a mixture of the solemn and the ridiculous that robbed the sacred pictures of their solemnity and gave an air of frivolity to the exhibi tion. But it was a show and every body put up his little ten cents and took a look through the glass. The visit of your correspondent was amply repaid by what he saw in the . mining operations, as well as in the hospitality and socUl enjoyment so lavishly provided by the accomplished ladles of the manager's household. I With an au revoir he reluctantly left the fascinations experienced by any one interested in mining, and awaits the fuller developments of the opera tions to gather information of this suc cessful iron field. THE HORSE AND COLT SHOW To be Held at Harrisonburg Next Wed nesday and Thursday. The Rockingham Horse and Colt Show Association, limited, will hold its first annual exhibition at the Race Track at Harrisonburg,Va.,August 161 and 17. The prizes amount to $877. Entries close August 12. Following are some of the classes to be shown: High steppers.roadsters,heavy draught teaius, gaited saddlers, park hacks, hunters, hackneys, saddle, thorough bred Morgan and heavy draught stal lions and colts. There will be trotting races foT the 3 minute class and free for-all trotting and pacing races. For L tbe running horses there will be half mile dashes and opsn to all half mile beat races. The association is prepar ed Ij pay promptly eyery prize offered. I The Spectator knows that in the city of Staunton and Augusta county there are many good horses, here is a chance for them—bring them to the front. This association makes a bid for them, it having procured special passenger rates over the B. & O. of one and one-third fare, tickets good until Aug. 18, and rates for stock are reduced one-half. King Eagle Den mark will be on exhibition, and we see that his owners offer a number of special premiums for his colts exhibit ed at this show. The managers of this association are determined to make their Horse Show I. rank among the first of the country and as a step in the right direction have al-1 ready procured reduced passenger and I stock rates for this event over all rail roads running into Harrisonburg. For catalogue and full particulars address Dr. John A. Myers, Secretary, Harri sonburg, Va. "Cleanliness is next to godliness." and depravity go hand in hand. This is just as true of the inside of the body as the outside. Constipation clogs the body and clouds the mind. Constipa tion means that corruption is breeding in the body, poisoning the blood with its foul emanations, befogging the brain with its tainted eihalations. I Constipation is the beginning of more diseases than, perhaps, any other sin gle disorder. The consequences of con stipation are legion. Headache, pain in the side, shortness of breath, undue fullness after eating, coldness of the extremities, nervousness, indecision, lassiEude, dizziness, sallowness, flatu lence and a score of other ailments are directly caused by constipation. Cure constipation and you cure its conse quences. The quickest cure of this evil is obtained by the use of Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets. They are small in size, b~t wonderful in result. They cure permanently. They contain no injurious ingredients. The use of them does not beget the 'pillhabit.' Ask your druggist for them. Send 21 one cent stamps, the expense of mailing only, and receive Dr. Pierces Common Sense Medical Ad viser, in paper covers. This work con tains 1008 pages and 700 illustrations. For 31 stamps it can be had in sub- II cloth binding. Address Dr. R. Several Ways of Dying. ,nk came running into our office ay and said that a man swal lowed a two .foot rule and died by inches. We started out to Icirn the particulars of the death, and meeting a doctor told him about tbe case. He said that was nothing, that he had a patient once who swallowed a ther mometer and died by degrees. Jim Hook just then chipped in. He said it reminded him of a fellow in Louisa county, who swallowed a pistol and went off easy. Another feilow said he had a friend who took a drink of ap plejack and died in good spirits, but according to some authorities the above cases are nothing in com parison to the man who took embalm ing fluid and died bard.—Gordonsville Gazette. Educate Your Bowels With Cascarets. r-mdv Cathartic, cure constipation forever. 10cSef Ifc! O. C. fail, druggists refund money. Jefferson Davis's Clothes. The suit of clothes worn by Jefferson i Dayis, when captured, is in the Con federate Museum in Richmond, and | will be exhibited as a refutation of the assertion that he was attired as a wo man at the time. The suit was sent to Richmond by Sculptor Zolany, of New York, who is now making a statue of Mr. Dayis to be placed over his grave in Hollywood. It is not known where Mr. Zolany got the clothes, but it is thought Mrs. Davis furnished them to tbe sculptor for use in making —•*—♦- *. ' • CASTORZA. Bears the A T he Kiml V°" Have Always Bought Bignatnre f&' , , of i^ia^^cucJUM *—ss> ■♦ Perpetual Motion Explained. The question of perpetual motion has I been solved by an up-to-date pbiloso- Ragi make paper. Paper makes money. j ' Money makes banks. I Banks make loans. Loans make poverty. I Poverty makes rags. Rags make—well, you Btop here and I commence over again, and keep on go- I ing until the cows come home. I — ♦ a ♦- CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. 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Dr. Pierce has probably treated and cured more cases of female weakness, pains in .the back, side and abdomen, nervousness, headache, irregularities, ulcerations, tu mors and other female troubles, than any other living physician. His wide experi ence peculiarly fits him to bring about cures when every one else fails. He charges no fee whatever to those who write him for advice, and he invites all to consult him free by mail. His wondetful remedy, Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription, can be depended upon to overcome neaijy ev ery kind of disease that afflicts girls and women. It contains no alcohol, opium, or other narcotics, and does not create craving for injurious stimulants, as is so often the case with other medicines advertised for woman's ailments. An honest medicine dealer will give you Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription, and not try to persuade you to take some inferior substitute for the little added profit he may make thereon. Those who wish may enclose 21 one-cent stamps in their letters, and Dr. Pierce will send free his 1008-page Common Sense Medical Adviser, which is the most com plete and practical family doctor bejok ever published, containing over 700 pictures. The same book, cloth-bound, 31 stamps. P)AINTS ' * AND OIL2S! Yr —° : — (5 Remember we are head quarters for anything in the PAINT and OIL LIE. Call and see us, we can save you money. F. W. BELL & CO., DRUGGISTS NO. 19 MAIN STREET. mil On Store! Opposite Mason lo Temple. Ladies', Misses', Cliililreii's and Youth's SHOES. AU Up-to-Date. And for style, purabillty and prices, and for quality of goods will not be sold lower by any deal er. In Oxfords, Black & Tans, We know we can please you in up to-date styles and prices. WE KEEH A LINE OF ;4T RU N KBN UP STAIKB. CHAS. L. WELLER, V i_S§iSS|KOa C'str-si". ««1 bena'-ifiei the r_t 6 Hs_wfil__s Nsv " You—rafoSS? 1 TTIJGB G. KICHELBEHGER, - EL atornby-at-IjAW' STA.n»NTON,V a —il WHITE SEAL LEAD! IS THE) BEST. We offer as reference the following list, who have thoroughly tested it and have found it perfectly satisfactore : „, p. H. Heydenrieh, Staunton. Va. Western State Hospital, Staunton, Va. c D Crawford, Mt. Meridian, Va. Eakleton Hotel, w. W. East, Zack. Va. Government Building, ' Davis A. Kayser, Staunton, Va. First Presbyterian church, " Jef Hiner, Stover, Va. 27 Schools in Riverheads District, Va. R p pjavis, Zack, Va. 3 School Houses. Mt. Sidney. Va. w ' s stoutameyer. Long Glade, Va. C. Miller, Stward of W. S. H.. btannton. Jacob Bumgardner, Staunton, Va. Sweet Chalybeate Springs, Sweet Cbaly- Wm Crawford, Swoope, Va. beate, Va. _ ... -.... Mrs. Ed. Dudley, Staunton, Va. Rockbridge Alum Springs, Rockbridge Martin Bellinger, Rolla, Va. Alum, Va. Harry M. Lewis, Staunton, Va. Dunkaid church, Staunton. Va. John puiton, Mt. Meridian, Va. Lebanon church. Spring Hill, Va, Futsler Bros., Cave, Btation, Va. Stone church. Fort DeliaDce, V a. Michael Holler, Roman, Va. Pleasant View church, Pen Rose, Va. John SneatS) Moffett's Creek, Va. Methodist church, Mt. Sidney, Va. George White, Ivy, Va. Colored church, Greenville, va. j H stoutameyer. Long Glade, \a. Mt. PUga church, Stonewall Va. v Contracting Painter, Staunton Presbyterian chapel, Burketown, va. ' Snapp " " K.WJ Burke. Staunton, Vs. ft_J£& " „ W . lt l- D-, .... John L_fcugbes. " Sam'lF Pilson „ Wm. Arfxatder, - J-Fred. Efflnger, Thomas Cline, " ? Andrew Bowling, lohn VV Cline ■' "■ ?.«■ Watts Sheriff, '/. * wT CBne W B H L «oor h man,Fo>t Defiance, Va. Wm. Ham - « » Bethel church. Greennville Va. w F Hosev Shemariah church, Summerdean, Va. tW Fuller Presbyterian church, Zack, Va. skm'lCox Episcopal chapel, Verona. Va. George Kayser. " " Greenville Ebaneza church. Staunton, Va. JF Harper, Stuart's Draft, Va. Salem church, Koman. va. B w atm.Vflnn Staunton Va Naken Creek church. Naked Creek \a. H Harris MiddfebroVkVa W Miafalnk" StaU ° '" * Davfd -Telforli. Arrir Hm,'Va 8 ' ? a w° »? X T7 a ' - " J- «• Lewis, Green VaUey. Va. SS« ;: :: ii.^_SS»?_S^ T " FOR SALE BY HOGSHEAD, HANGER & CO., Wheat and Hay__Has Been Cut! Biggest Cut is now being done at our Store for the next 60DAYS! f —\ As the season has advanced an d our Stock is too Large for us, we (asT / have decided to Cut Our Prices mUy' JL \ so they must go. No matter what 0. ! J/SUITS, GOlTf, VESTS, tPANTS /t_J • AND SHUTS! Ill We nave them at prices 7 0U w^ I 11 oheerfully pay. Remember it meani \ B a saving of \ I 20_Per Cent.,^ by buying your Clothing from Jug in the next 60 DAYS. JOS. L, BARTH & CO., CLOTHIERS. No. 9 South Augusta Street, - Stannton, Va. BIhd BifliTP \nniiiTv str&E^sss. Dlllu lllllp 0PllUp.='.r"°°° a ' p " pl ' PHILIP F. BROWN. jun8 3m IfPAINTi V'PAltek* f$ ! M y W l__ IIUU UU___miimiiuuuim«___-ilH.»tH Best Paint Sold! Do you expect to Paint 1 "Do you want a Pure Paint 1 Do you want a Paint that will stand 1 ? If you do a have a Paint that is pure carbonate lead, zin linseed oil. A Paint that I will guarantee pure in every respect. Buy your Paint by years and square yards, not gallons. W. M. ALLEN, Manager, DRUGGIST, Marquis Building. - - Staunton. Va. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA, "■ ESTABLISHED 1838. Department of Medicine, four years graded course, $65.00. Department of Dentistry, three years graded course. $65.00. Department of Pharmacy, two years graded course, $60.00. ©•For Catalogue and information, address, CHEISTOPHEK TOMPKINS. M. D., Dwm, j„l 20-3m Bichmond, Va.