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tssued every Friday morning by R. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor, l East-Main Street Staunton. Va. GEO. 0. GREEN, Associate Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: For Six 6 Months.'.'. 50". j IIIAuV&DCu I — i Telephone In ofHce connects with all • city and county Unas. Entered at the Postolfio* at Btaaton, Va., as second class «■«» -matter. FRIDAY, OCTOBER IS. O3OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGOOOOO O This paper has the largest cir-g O culation of any Newspaper pub- g g lished in the Valley of Virginia, g 8 The subscription list is open to g <5 Inspection. S Soooooooooooooooooo 000000 DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For the House of Delegates : JOHN W. TODD, OF BEVERLY MANOR. JOHN W. CHURCHMAN, OF SOUTH RIVER. Election: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1899. REPUBLICANS IN DISGUISE. The Republicans are hoping there may be Democratic dissensions this fall in order to support independent candidates, and they are patting all such on the back and pointing out to them wherein grave frauds or terrible outrages have been practiced on the people by the Democrats. "The peo ple" is a term used to mystify. It means anybody or nobody, as suits the convenience of the schemer. When ever an independent candidate bobs up it may be set down as a fact that that particular fellow has been beaten for some office he sought. Always there are a few people outside the can didate himself who had some selfish motive in seeing him elected. These pretended friends wanted to use him in some way or had some scheme to work out. There was a "nigger in tbe wood pile,"and these "friends" after his defeat tell him—the office seeker—how the people have been outraged, and they all get together and damn the party and the "ring" and the "ma chine," and everything else they can think of. Of course it is easy to get the names of a number of people to a, card calling for this office seeker to run as an independent, and to bolster them up the card sets forth in the strongest terms the would bo candi date can muster such evidences of political scoundrelism as the vocabu lary of the writer can command. Most of thesigntrß don't care a fig for the fellow who is fixing to run, but sign because they have some kind of pride in calling themselves "Independent voters," and thus a self made candidate who is invariably a defeated office hun ter and generally unfit for anything, is foisted on the public aud goes t cur ring over the country causing fanners to lose time in trying to listen to bis silly and groundless twaddle. His plan is to cuss out his party, to tell over and over again what an out rage has been committed, how the rights of tbe people have been trampled upon, and their liberties endangered- One to hear him would think the world was coming to an end, or that there would be wars, pestilences and farn ines, when in fact his whole play is to ride into office on the credulity of the masses. There should, however, be something in the candidate himself to cause him to be entrusted with office. He has, let it be understood, no party behind bim to hold him to prom ises. He owes no allegiance to any body, he is not bound by fcny obliga tion, hei.ee he should be a man of known worth and integrity, who at all times and under all circumstances does right because of his high moral character, and his integrity as a man and a citizen. Not some youthful stripling who never yet has learned right from wrong and whom to trust , with any important mission would be t dangerous. Nor should he ba a broken . down politician, a chronic office seek- t er, or man lacking in character or in- , fluence. There should always be the gravest reason for men who belong to ] a political party (and there are few | good men who do not) to break away ( and vote for some self made candidate, j A bad man may often become a party , nominee and be held to the greatest , honesty by his party, but an indepen- ( dent candidate if not a man of the highest integrity and worth will usually go wrong quicker when intrusted with , office than any other time, hence the necessity of caution. In Virginia there is no necessity for any Democrat to break away from party lines and vote for an Independent. The Republicans will be voting for them possibly in . order to hurt the Democrats, or possi bly because the Independents have , made them some promises. Indepen dents care for nothing so much as their , election, hence the means arc not con sidered, and hence the danger of trust ing them when elected. In this cam paign tbey will be Republicans in disguise. * .j» ~ Col. Vincent of course expects to have the support of those loyal Demo crats who signed that flattering call, and he also expects that a heavy Re publican vote will be dropped in the box for him. He ought therefore to be careful how he speaks of "self styled ! leaders who are selfish, unjust and tyranical," because these terms so exactly fit the Repulicau leaders of , today that they may find the shoe pinch, and refuse to vote for this gal lant standard bearer, ou account of his talk about them. The Richmond News, a new alter- ' noon Democratic daily newspaper, ' made its appearance in our capital city on thesth inst., and judging from the :S3tei received theie is every rea ' ■on to b?iieve that it will fill a long ( felt want and prove a success from i •very stitdpoi.V. Amp'e capital is ' behind the News and its management is of a high cider. Harvey L. Wilson j is editor in chief ard he has associated 1 With him seme if the best newspaper talent to be found in the South. Detn- j ocratic always is its motto. We wi»U t it success. a PURE FOOD LEGISLATION NEEDED. For years past there has been a gen era', discussion of good roads, honest ' elections, honest money and a thou- , sand other subjects, all of which ate , not half as important as honest food. In this connection we are glad to note ; thattheieis a movement on foot in l this county, as well as in the State, looking to the passage of laws that will guarantee to all consumers pure food of every description. Under present | conditions the people have no idea what they eat these days. Adulera tion has bean given such a wide berth that it has entered into everything we eit and drink. Through our next Legislature, we can, if we but make the effort, put a stop to this nefarious business of adulteration. Candidate John W. Todd has declared himself heartily iv favor of such a measure and we have every reason to believe that he will have the co-operation of Senator Opio and Candidate Church man, though the last named gentle man has not stated his position. To give our readers some idea why they should be wide awake in this matter we have only to quote from the speech ot the Hon. 11. C. Adams, Dairy and Food Commissioner, of Wisconsin, delivered in Boston last week before the National Farmers' Congress. Se lecting as his subject, "The Necessity of Pure Food .Legislation,'' he said: "Pure food legislation means laws to prevent the aduleration of food, to protect the public health, to protect consumers of food products from fraudulent impositions and producers of these products from fraudulent com petition. "Men cannot be made honest by law, but law can make dishonesty pay a pen alty when it steals the livery of honest products to serve a dishonest purpose The univeisaldemand forcheap things brings a supply. Wheat flour is adul terated with corn flour, buckwheat with wheat middlings. Vermont maple syrup is made that never saw Ver mont, and is made from the sap of trees that grow in Chicago. Glucose has dethroned cane syiup. Cider yin egar is distilled from grain. A good portion of the strained honey of com merce never produced any strain upon the bees. "Milk is robbed of its cream, filled with lard and sent all over the world to ruin tbe reputation of American cheese. Borax and formaldehyde go into milk to kill babies and weaken in valids. Oysters are partially embalm ed with chemicals. Lemon extracts are made without lemon oil, and vanilla extracts without vanilla. "The hogs of the North compete with cheap cottonseed oil of the Soutn and mix in the same tub under the ban ner of lard. Artificial smoke is made for hams out of poisonous drugs. Jel lies, colored in imitation of the natural fruits and sold as fruit jellies, flood the markets. "The embalmed beef business has been exaggerated, but we do not need any for either soldiers or civilians. Canned fruits are preserved with an tiseptics which delay the digestive processes. "Spices enriched with pepper hulls and ground cocoanut shells are manu factured and sold by the ton. Cheap ness is secured by these adulterations and false labelings, and the people are defrauded. "The food question is a serious one. ft is important to every man, woman and child in the land. It concerns the public health. It touches the public pocket. Pure food laws are designed for the protection of both. Their neces sity has been recognized by every European government, with England leading, iv 1875. These laws are not class legislation, as their enemies con tend. Tbey are primarily for the ben efit of coDSumers, who include all classes. Incidentally they help the producers of honest articles of food. "Pure fcod legislation should be both State and national. State legis lation has been generally sustained by tbe courts, and has been effective. We need a comprehensive national pure food law. "This question of tbe character of the food supply of 75,000,000 of people is not one to be settled by doctrinaries or hair-splitting constitutional law yers. It will be settled as it is being settled, by the voice of the consumer* of food products, demanding laws which compel these products, if sold, to be honest and healthful." . 0 . When Col. E. F. Vincent was in travail, and laboring to decide whether he should respond favorably or un favorably to that flattering cal), he is reported to have hesitated as he read over the names. "These are good men" 3aid he, "but they are visionary, or they are too busy with their own affairs lo give attention to elections, or they are not politicians, or not speakers, and cannot canvass the coun ty," but when be had read nearly to the end of the chapter his eyes rested on the names of E. A. Fulcher and D. W. Drake. Doubt is said no longer to have sv.ayed bis judgment or caused his willing heart to throb. "These are not open to the aboye objections," he , is reported to have said, and from that moment he faltered not, he i enned his ; reply and placed himself in the hands of his friends. , * —*—♦— —— i The statement has appeared in the Richmond newspapers and sent out to other papers by correspondents in that city to the effect that several of the candidates for the Senate and House of Delegates in the State have com plied with the election law by notify- , ing the secretary of the common wealth that they will be candidates. ! The surprising part about this is that candidates for the Legislature do not have to notify the secretary of the ' commonwealth, but must notify the : clerk of the city or county courts in ' which they will be candidates. One . would naturally think that the Rich mond papers know it all, but this in stance goes to prove that they have lots to learn. | ♦ ■ ♦ There is no occasion for the country ! to become alarmed over the statement > that Mr. Roosevelt, of New York, will oppose Mr. McKinley for the Repub- ' lican nomination, or that he will be a candidate in 1904. Teddy is afltui believer in the civil service farce and that we kaow does not suit the rank and file of the Republican parly. They ate Republicans for revenue aud nothing would induce them lo support a man whose whole life has heen de voted to shaping laws favoring one mm holding office for life. Col. John J. Wiiliaras, commander of the Grand Camp Confederate Vet erans of Virginia, and mayor of YVin chester, is very ill. A consultation of physicians was held on Saturday, and it was decided to take him ti Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, where j ! in operation for stomach trouble will! 3e performel. He left Winchester ' ruesday in a special car. — P The Seaboard Air Line will go before lie next Legislature with a request for i charter for t-llioe to Washington, Virninia News. < Ex-Congressman and ex Postmaster General William L. Wilson is not so . very dangerously ill at Lexington j with a chronic affection of the longs j as has been reported. C. G. Davenport, a well known citi zen, ex-Confedtrate soldier and news paper man, died at his home in Dan ville on Saturday, aged 69 years. Archer P. Montague, who has filled the position of labor commissioner, an office created by the last Legislature, ever since it has been in force, has tendered his resignation to Governor Tyler, to take effect the first of No vember. Smallpox has developed in Bristol to such an extent as to cause extraordi nary precautions. Twenty cases are reported by the authorities. They tip peared in different parts of the city. The patients and the various suspects were taken to tbe pesthouse last Mon day night. The public schools on tbe Tennessee side were dosed Monday, and the street Fair has been postponed. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the Mary Washington Hospital, at Fredericksburg, was dedi cated Sunda/ afternoon with impres sive services, which were conducted by Rev. W. D. Smith, of St. George's Church, and Rev. W. L. Reaney, of Trinity. This is an institution estab lished by the ladies of that city, and is now open for the reception of pa tients. The newspapers have erroneously stated that W. F. Graves is one of the nominees for the House of Delegates from Bedford, when, as a matter of fact, W. A. Goad and George E. Mur rell are the candidates from that coun ty. Ml. Graves was defeated by over 100 votes in the primary. Mr. Goad was a member of the House several sessions ago. ♦ a, 4 Mt. Sidney Doings. Mt. Sidney, Oct. 10.— J. J. Flavin has sold the building and lot on which Flavin & Watson have run their tin ner's shop for some years, to the firm Flavin & Watson for the sum of $1,000. Mrs. Cooper, wife of Rev. Mr. Coop er, of Keezletown, a former pastor of the M. E. Church of this place, cinie up Saturday evening and staid over Monday for the purpose of organizing a society of the Woman's Home Mis sion, in which she was successful. The owners of the Seawright Lithia Springs have purchased the Shenan doah City Hotel, which tbey expect to rebuild at their Springs in the near future. Joe Root and Charley Kirby have returned from Wheeling, W. Va., Mar ; tinsferry, Ohio, and other northern cities, where they have been touring , for several weeks. 1 Rev. Mr. Rizer, of Gold Hill, N. C. ( has accepted the call of the joint coun j cil of Salem. "The Chapel" and tbe . Mt. Sidney Lutheran churches as pas . tor, and is expected to arrive on the ' 17th of this month. t Since the Carnival is over our town begins to look as though it was inhab ited once more. All of our citizens were i there except the postmaster and he at- j tended on Thursday night. Locals from Swoope. ' Swoope, Oct. 7.—C. W. Coles, of San t Francisco, Cal., visited W. 11. Hend ( erson this week. ] Miss Hattie Patterson, of Fishers- , ville, visited her cousin, Mra. W. H. Henderson, this week. W. H. Henderson spent last week I with his wife at Atlantic City. N. J. 1 We are sorry to hear our esteemed J friend, W. A. Crawford, contemplates \ moving to Staunton to open an agri- i cultural implement establishment. Mr. 3 Crawford will be greatly missed in the < neighborhood. J Miss Maye Ta}lor has gone to Rich- ' mond, Va., to spend the winter with friendß. Miss Sallie Wajland is at home from school, indisposed, L D. Myerley brought from Green brier county, W. Va., this week oue hundred head of fine stock cattle, to winter on his fine farm here. Brief Burketown Notes. Burketown, Oct. 9.—1 think nearly everyone from around here went to the Carnival and they all declare it a great success. It seems every one en joyed themselves and were sorry when it ended. We all hope there will be another one next year in the Queen City. Last week Ashby Byer6 and John Ej.rman went back to Baltimore to re sume their studies at the University I of Maryland, tbe former n>. tbemedical I department and the latter in the Den tal. E. B. Burke is at home from Wash ington for a few weeks. Mrs. John Frank has been sick for i several weeks, but is improving now. ! Mrs. Eutsier, an old lady, aged 80 ' years, was paralyzed. She has lost the use of her right side completely, other wise she is doing very well. «—•— 1 $100 Reward $100. The readers of this paper will be pleas ed to learn that there is at least oi:e dreaded diseasethat sciencehas been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Ca tarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fra ternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treat ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood ■ and mucous surfaces of the system, I thereby destroyingthe foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength S by building up the constitution and as sisting nature in doing its work. The - proprietors have so muchfaith in its cv- j rative powers, that they offer One Hun- ? dred Dollars for any case that it fails to ? cure. Send for list of testimonials. ; Address F. J. Cheney & Co., ° " Toledo, O. £ Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. g « 4i , g Hazing Stopped at V. P. I. Hazing, notwithstanding the pro- |_ gress of the age and the general con- demnation of the practice by all intel- f, ligent persons, still lingers in a number ot the colleges of the country. The -j Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute have for years made vigorous efforts to suppress it, but a mild type ■[ of it has managed to maintain itself at tbe institution. The several classes of the college have just determined, by tbe unanimous vote of each class, to C suppress once for all, the foolish and g hurtful practice, and have informed " the faculty of their action. The Fae £ ulty are very naturally delighted with this exhibition of manly and progres a sive spirit on the part of their stu ri dents. This step is the most important w and hopeful takeu by the students of ° the institution since its organization. b The young men in attendance at the V. P. I. are evincing a devotion to f| duty and rectitude of ejnduct justly a entitling them to the commendation (\ of the peiple of the State. d —_ b ARE YOU BANKRUPTinhealth, v constitution undermined by ex- J* • ' o travagance in eating, by disre- '» garding the laws cf nature, or r j physical capital all gone, if so, t» * NEVER DESPAIR [j Tutt's Liver Pills will cure you. w ' For sick headache, dyspepsia, | ni sour stomach, malaria, torpid ' liver, constipation, biliousness „j and all kindred diseases. ' o( Tutt's Liver Pills £ en absolute cure. IftoYoa I " wan. (onsumplion? We are sure you do not. Nobody wants it. But it comes I to many thousands every year. It comes to those who have had coughs and colds until the throat is raw, and the lining membranes of the lungs are infiamed. Stop your cough when it first appears, and you remove the great danger of future trouble. Abcp's 1 iCherrg I f pectoral stop3 coughs of all kinds. It does so because it is a sooth- ing and healing remedy of great power. Thismakesitthegreat- est preventive to consumption. Put one of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plasters over your lungs A whole Medleml Library Free. I For four cents in stamps to pay post, | age, we will send you sixteen medicaf 1 books. I Medloml Advice Free. fi We have the exclusive services of B some of the most eminent physicians ■ tnth, CnltedStases. Unusual oppor- H tunitles and long experience emi- ■ nently fit them for giving you ~<:a'5,*.i ■ advice. Write freely ail the partic- ■ B ularsln ymircase. You will receive a MM __ prompt reply, without cost. M Skj Address, DR. J. 0. . ~f W Lowell, Mass. W Uapt. Wm. T. Patton, who was clerk in the revenue office in this city under Cleveland's first administration, died in Kadford last Sunday. Captain Pat- ton had a number of friends here and in other parts of the State, who will be grieved to hear of his death. Augusta Council, No. 460, of that well known and flourishing organiza tion known as the Royal Arcanum, at its meeting on Tuesday night donated $10 to the Carnival association to be be used in defraying expenses of the Carnival and which amount pays the last dollar of indebtedness due by said Carnival. #_—_ .,aa.iaaAsyi_a._,_>_,_a l afll.»saa > aaaia*l arlli*, ■ f a , aPaPfjajPawVW'ra»waj,waa,wai.aaaas»as».aa»^^»av l^mOTHING! pULOTHING! No. 9 West Main St, Staunton, Virginia. f Gent's Furnishing Goods, f _ Neckwear, Hats, £ # Caps, Trunks, 5 £ Valises, Umbrellas, £ | and J 5 Fine Well Made Clothing. 2 iL%-0'VasV%^%^%%'^^'%^ LOVEGROVE & LEWIS, LEADERS- IN Ready-Made Clothing FOR Men, Boys and Children, in all shapes, sizes and prices. Elegant line of Samples on hand and measures aceurately taken for Suits, Overcoats and Trousers. Fit guaranteed. The best value for the least money. Lovegrove & Lewis, No. 9 W. Main St. Masonic Temple, Phone 341. Staunton, Va Itiresss trltb you whether you continue t__i_ nerv habit. removes the desire for tobacco, out nervous distress, expels A 1 tine, purifies ine blood, £ * &—£^^ ,r *' : makes you strong .__fV fH I4t&**soni. eOO.COi ia health, nerv_ e ;_Sj'a«s w t'u andPo^ket-^agB_g_>Bft'TiOTOBif frori boot - _^ZJA \ *j_ r f.AP'your ov.ii druggist, wl,. .I*£ r ~3l5 c SB H i fEsS**" will Touch rorus. Take it wit' |SjWj| f 63 5r a will, patiently, persistently. On snBsstaj B £^' r b ox,$l. usually cures; 3boxeF,S~K s J guaranteed to cure, or we refund nwic; Sterling fc>mc£y Co., ( hlesco. Sontraau. Saw f or.. UV1TED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST- ERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, ss [n the United States District Court io and for said District. Io the matter ot 1 No. 6 Thomas J. Harman, I In Bankruptcy. Bankrupt. [ Petition for J Discharge. To the Honorable John Paul, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Virginia: Thomas J. Harman, of Staunton, iu the County ot Augusta and State of Vir- ginia, in said district, lespectfully represents that on the 8th day of February, last past, he was duly ad- judged bankrupt under the acts of Con- gress relating to bankruptcy; that he has duly surrendered all his property and rights of property, and has fully complied with all the requirements of said acts and of the orders of the court touching his bankruptcy. Wheiefoie he prays that he may be de creed by the court to have a full discharge from all debts provable against his estate under said bankrupt acts, except such debts as are excepted by law from such discharge. Dated this 2nd day of Octo ber, A. D. 1899. THOMAS J. HARMAN, .Bankrupt, ORDER OF NOTICE THEREON. Western District of Virginia, ss. On this 6th day of October. A D. 1899, on leading the foregoing petiiion it is Ordered by the < -curt, that a hearing te liad upon the same on the 30th day of Oc- ;ober, A. D. 1899, br tore said court at Har- risonburg, in said district, at 10 o'clock in he fon-noon; and that notice tbeieof be lUblished in The Spectator and Vindicator, t newspaper printed in said district, and hat all known creditors and other persons n interest may appear at the said time and jlace and show cause, if any they have, ifhy the prayer of the said petitioner should lot be granted. And it is further ordered by the court hat the clerk shall serd by mail to all mown creditors copie-i of said petition and his order, addressed io them at their places >f residence a-< staled. ] Witness the Honorable John Paul, Judge if the said Court, and the seal thereof t at ] larrisonburg, in said district, on the V.h j [ay of October, A. D. 1899. j Atteste: I A.K FLETCHER, Cleik. Seal of Court.] NEW ADVERTISEMENST. Bargains. Bargains. I have a lot of Mower aid Kinder Sections (fit any rnakef) left <\er frcm la t season which I will sell at 4 cents each to close them out. Also guards at 15 cents each. Yoj will savrf fifty per cent, by buying now. I ketp on hand different sizes Of Wagon Sheets of best quality, guaran teed to please, at low prices. J. E. TODD. octo3 -It Opposite C. & O. Depot. WANTED. ooooooocoooooccoo 200 Tons Prime Timothy Hay, 200 Tons Prime Mixed Hay. SO Tons Prime Chver Hay. For October, November and December de livery at Staunton Uf" Farmers will End it to their profit to call on me before selling elsewhere. 1 will call and examine hay in the barns or sheds of any parties whomav notify me thjt thej have good stock for salt for early delivery. IAS. H. BLACKLEY, Greenville Avenue, - Staunton, Va. oct 13-8t Argus c W NOTICE! The businessof JOHN W. BRYAN, dec'd, will be coDt'nued as it has been during tbe past thirteen years at the same old »tand on SOUTH LEWIS STREET, By the undersigned, with. Wm. 8. Bryan as manager. I will keep on hand a full stock of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Lumber, Coal, Wood, &c. And solicit the pttronage of tbe old cus tourers and the public generally, oct 13-3 m Mss JULIET F BRYAN. Son mnmmmTTmmTf?TfT , 000000000 As soon as my store room, which was damaged hy fire, can be repaired, I expect to open with a brand new stock of Drugs and Paints and every •hing else kept in a drugstore, and I shall appreciate the continued patron age of my friends. —— ■-1 Those knowing themselves indebted to me are requested to come forward tud settle at once, as every dollar I sail command will he needed to give me a start in purchasing a fresh stcck of goods, etc. Respectfully, B. F. HUGHES. E. M. Cushlnit & Co., Auctioneer. PUBLIC SALE OF A NEW MASSILLICN ENGINE AND THRESHER And other Valuable Personal Property. We will sell at public auction en FKIDAY, OCroliliK JIT, 1890. On the premises of Mrs. Bertha A. Koiner, about 4 miles Northeast of Staunton, and oetter known as tha Samuel Huffman farm, the following property: 1 new 6x9xlocom pound Traction Engine with cab, 1 new 30x43 low down Cyclone Threshing Ma chine, 1 belt 139 feet long and 7 inches wide, 1 new M. F. F. Pneumatio Stacker complete with all tools and fixtures prop erly belonging thereto, 1 hay press good as new, 1 4 horse wagon, 1 2 horse wagon, 1 new buggy, 1 old buggy, 1 Deering binder, I Deering" mower, 1 new buggy rake, 2 ■arge plows, 1 single shovel plow, 1 double shovel plow, 1 harrow, 1 riding cultivator, I set of 4 horse harness. 1 set of double buggy harness, 1 set of single buggy har ness, and 1 set of blacksmith tools. STOCK—4 head of good work horses, 3 colts, and 3 hogs. GRAIN—About 20 tons of hay, in stack; Corn in shock. Some household and kitchen furniture. TERMS OF SALE:—Credit of 12 months on purchase of machinery, tbe purchaser to execute his negotiable note, satisfacto rily endorsed, with interest from day of sale, lien retained as ultimate security. All sums of 110 cash; over that amount a credit of G months,the purchaser to execute his negotiable note satisfactorily endorsed. H. G. EICHELBERGER, Trustee. H. H. BLEASE, Atty. in fact. " oct 13-2t GUARD 000000000000 Your Silverware against worth less silver cleaners that scratch and wear, and "take off" a por tion at each cleaning. IMPERIAL 000000000 SILVER POLISH oooocooooooooo Is the only perfect silver cleaner, it simply takes the tarnish, it's absolutely harmless, hence a safeguard. This silver polish can be found at Switzer & Gruliert, Jewelers m Opticians. No. 3 E. Main St. Staunton, Va. THE Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of tbe Valley Railroad Company will be held, according to the By-Laws, on Wednesday, October 11, 1899. at 12 o'clock M. in the law office of J., J. L <fe R. Bnm gardner, in the city of Staunton, Va. sep 14-4t AUG. FATJRE, Secretary. FOR SALE A Tuoronaliureil Hertorfl 801 l 1 have for sale a joung thoroughbred bull, ready for service. Is a line animal. Apply to or address, SAMUEL HUNTER, Breeder of Herford Cattle and Poland China Swine, oct 6 8w Annex. Va. HYPNOTISM— A Fortune in it for yi v. Starting Key sent free You can be made a splendid Hypnotist at <nee. Ad dress, M. Youug, 363 Henry St tiro >klj n, N. Y. DE G. A. & A. H- DENTISTS, 108 W. MAIN STREET. Modern methods, approved appliances, lain saving devices. Office fitted with the latest electrical ap paratus for the cat a phonic method of Painless dentistry. Crown and bridge work, both gold and >orcelain. All work guarantied tor five years. Mutual Phone No 463. For House of Delegates To THE VoTXBS OF AfGrsTA CcrKTY : ■ lam still in the field for the House of j Delegates, subject to the will of the people only. I have had nothing to do with the so-called Demociatic convention. Respectfully, sep 21-tde C. T. HARRIS. Staunton, Va., Sept, £F. 1H». Messrs. J A. Hupman, A. 1.. Berry, S. H. Tutwller and others: Gentlemen:—Your complimentary call upon me to announce myself a candidate tor a seat in the next General Assembly has been carefully considered. I aiu not vain enough to assume you were Induced to do this by reason of any special merit or legislative ability that may possi bly be tbouKht to be posses d by me. but solely by reason of your innate love of fair play, coupied with the recessity that has . arisen to make an earrest effort to preserve the tlme-hou' red Democratic usages in our party manage tent, for recent events prove that ihe great majority tf our party are being mo c and more ignored as they con tinue to submit to repeated wrongs through the agency or machine politics-the great and small being dominated by self stjled leaders who aie selfish, unjust, tyranlcal and regardless of every true principal of Jerfersonlau Democracy. Any part' thus . managed must grow weaker with every out- ' rage again.? public and private justice It ! condones by suplneaess and Inaction. The Democratic party cannot preserve un smirched Its escutcheon as longer it elevates to honorable posit ons the intriguing, de frauding aspirant who tramples under foot* the most sacred obligations. I accept the call you have so generously extended me and will enter tbe field as a candidate, not to be avenged of any private wronar, but to afford an opportunity to every honest and incorruptible voter to protest by his ballot against a state of affairs that, if not checked, must Inevitably lead to party .disruption and consequent defeat. Respectfully, oct 6-tde E. F. VINCENT. &O AAA AA to leuJ on approd rea estate security in sums not less than 8500.00. J. M. PERKY, aug 31-6ts Masonic Temple. NOTICE.— This is to inform the public that our farm at Mossy Creek in this county is posted against bunting and fish ing. Any person doing either on laid farm without permission will be prosecut ed to the extent of the law. sept 29-4t R. s. & W. A: TURK. | Kiracofe & Co. |' ? Are Belling such a line of \ j IhatsJ j 0 as in quality have never been # W seen in Staunton. V € They are the stylish ones, all J ? fresh from the factory. J 5 We believe our Stock shows \ Sus to be THE Hatters of X A Staunton. d i Jno. B. Kiracofe & Co., i J Men's Furnishers. \ Commissioners' Sale —OF — J THE CURRY FARM. In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta county, entered on the 23rd day of May, 1899, in the cause of Grace D. Curry and others vs. Jas. S. Curry, &0., the undersigned commissioners will pro ceed on Thursday, the 2nd day of November, 1899 in front of the courthouse of Augusta county, to offer at public auction to the highest bidder that certain tract of land, containing 150 acies lying in Augusta county on a branch of Naked Creek, ad joining the lands of Craun, Alexander and others, and known as the old "Curry Farm." The tract has on it a comfortable dwelling house, a large and nearly new barn, aud other outbuildings, is well wa tered and in good condition. TERMS:—Cash in hand to pay costs of suit and of sale, and enough in addition to pay one-third of the amount due the Au gusta Perpetual Building and Loan Com pany on day of sale, (about $575.00) and as to tbe residue on credits of one and two years in equal instalments, bearing inter est, the purchaser to execute bonds with ! approved personal security for the deferred payments and the title to be retained as ultimate security. RICHARD P BELL, HULST GLENN, Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of August* i County, to-wit: f I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court I aforesaid do certify that Kichard P. Bell I has executed the bond required by decree of sale In the chancery cause of Grace D. Curry aud others vs. James S. Curry, &c, now pending In said Court. Given under my hand this 2»th day of September, 1809. JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk, oct 6-4t I Commissioners' Sale —OF— Valuable Real Estate. By virtue of the authority vested in us by decree ot t i.c circuit court of Augusta coun ty, entered on May 31,1899, iv the chance ry cause therein pending under the name and style of Bartley's Creditors vs. Bartley et als., we will offer for sale at public auc tion in front of the court house, in tbe city of Staunton, on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1899, at 12 o'clock M , that certain tract or par cel of land that was owned by the late Mrs, Mary M. Bartley at tbe time of her death, situated in Pastures District, Augusta county, near the town of Craigsville, and containing about 20 acres. This land has on it comfortable buildings, and is in good condition, and will make a nice home lor anyone desiring such. TERMS OP SALE—Cash in hand on day of sale sufficient to pay the costs of said suit and of this sale, and the residue on three equal instalments, evidenced by the bonds of the purchaser, with good personal security thereon, said bonds to bear date on day of sale, with interest from date, and falling due respectively in six, twelve and eighteen months from date, the-title to be retained as ultimate security. F. B. KENNEDY, A. C. BRAXTON. Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta county, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of tne Court aforesaid do certify that F. B. Kennedy has executed the bond required by decree of sale in the chancery cause of A. It. and H. H. Bartley's Cred's. vs. A. M. and H. H. Bartley, now pending in said court. Given under my hand this4th day of Oc tober, 1899. JOS. B WOODWARD, oct 6 5t Clerk. Satisfaction ! Oar Coal gives satisfaction because it is clean, free from slate and other impa- rities and makes a hot, 8-eady fire that can be re- lied upon. It is a slow bumine coal too, and the price is as low as good coal can be bought for. The SMITH FUEL CO. Office 18 East Main St. Mutual Phones Nos, 182 and 168. Bell Phono No. 15. This Space is reserved ior the PAbAIS R0YAU STAUNTON, VA. i This Reliable Establishment is now leceiviog their i Elegant Stock of Fall Goods, ard their fall ad. will ap- : pear in our next issue. Watch for Their Grand Millinery Opening! i i Commissioners' Sale i -OF- A Valuable Farm Situate in the County - •ot Angnsta. Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta county entered on tbe 2uth day ' of December, 1898, in the chancery cause ot ' Newton's Creditors vs. Newton's adnir., ' etc., pending therein, we, as special com- ' missioners of said court, will on Monday, the 25th I>ay of September, 1899, j (county court day) at 1 o'clock p. in., in front of the courthouse of the county of Augusta in the city of Staunton, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, all i that certain tract or parcel of land together < with tbe improvements thereon situate in the county of Augusta near the town of • Greenville, adjoining the lands of W. B. Smith, Christian Merritt and others, and known as the Isaac Newton Farm, and containing 108 acres, 1 rood and 3 poles. This is tbe farm of which Isaac Newton died seized, and is in every respect a moat desirable farm, TERMS Of SALE—Enough cash in hand to pay the costs of suit and sale and the residue in three equal instalments payable respectively at one. two and three years from day of sale, tbe credit instalments carrying interest from the day of sale and tbe purchaser or purchasers executing bonds therefor payable at said respective dates and the title to tbe property to be re tained until the whole purchase money is paid and the conveyance is directed by the court. GEO. M. COCHRAN, J. M. QUARLES, Commissioners. Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Augusta county, to-wlt: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of said Court, do certify, that J. M. Quarles has exe cuted the bond required by decree of sale In the chancery causes of Isaac Newton's cred itors vs. Isacc Newton's aiira' r., ie„ now pending In said court. Given under my hand this 23d day of Au gust, 1899. JOS. B. WOODWARD, aug24 tds Clerk. POSTPONED. The above sale has been postponed until MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1899, at same time and place. GEO. M. COCHRAN, J. M. QUARLES, sep294t Commissioners. NOTICE TO TEACHERS AND PAT RONS of the Public Schools of Augus ta.—The County School Board, at a meet ing held on Sept. 30, 1899. adopted Jones' U. S. History to be used exclusively. Pupils now having Lee's History can ex change it book for book by going to deal ers in school books in Staunton. Patrons should make the exchange at once, as they will have the opportunity for only a short while. E, O PEALE, oct 6 2t County Supt. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.—By virtue of a deed of trust, executed on the 26th day of January, 1895, to me as trustee by Mary J. Howdyshell and children, which said deed is duly of record in the clerk's office of Augusta county court in D. B. 123, page 58, default baying been made in the payment of the debt secured therein, I will at the request of the assignee of the beneficiary named in said deed, on i MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1899f at 12 o'clock noon in front of the court house in Staunton, sell at public auction to - the highest bidder 3 valuable tracts or par cels of land, situated in North River Dis trict in Augusta county, the Ist containing ' 6 acres and 10 poles, near Union- Church. 2nd. Containing 6 acres and 29 poles, ad joining the above named tract. 3rd. Con taining about 20 acres, which is situated near Mt. Solon. Terms of sale Cash. sep 21-tds R. L. GRAY. Trustee. VIRGINIA to-wit:—ln the Clerk's Office , of the circuit court of Augusta coun- . ty, the 4th day of October, 1899. ' Octavia Wiseman, Ellen Benson and Darwin Bashaw, heirs-at-law of Gran- ' ville Bashaw, dec'd, Plaintiffs, t vs. W. L. Bashaw, administrator of Granville Bashaw, dec'd, and others, ( Defendants. I In Chancery. The object of this suit is to settle up and distribute tbe estate, both real and person al, of tbe late Granville Bashaw, dec'd, under the orders of this court. And it ap pearing by affidavit filed that the names, number and residences of tbe heirs-at-law of Elijah and Elizabeth Hunter, dec'd, are unknown, it is ordered that they do appear here within fifteen days after due publica tion of this order and do what is necessary to protect their interests in this suit. Teste JOS.' B. WOODWARD, Clerk. T. B. Kennedy, p. q. oct 6-4t T.T.FAUNTLEROY,M.A.,D.D.S DENTAL SUBGEON. Graduate of the University of Maryland. Modern Methods. Pain saving device. Crown and Bridge work a specialty. No. 15 East Main St., up stairs. ■ Office Hours—9 A. M. to 1 P. M. I" 2 P. M. to 5 P. M. SCHOOL SHOES! There is nothing Children are so hard on as SHOES ! Children hate going to school in shabby shoes. Make their lives happy by buying them & pair of our SCHOOL SHOES. PBICES: 50c, 75c. $1,00, and $1.25. McH.HQLLIDAY, Jp-to-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va Commissioner's Sale —OF— VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. By virtue of authority vested in as by decree of tbe circuit court of Augusta county, entered on May 27, 1899, in the chancery cause of William Jackson* Cra's. vs. William Jackson's adm'r., et als., therein pending, tbe undersigned Special Commissioners will offer for sale at public auction, in front of the court house in the city of Staunton, on SATURDAY, OCTOBER Htb, 1899, at 12 o'clock M., that certain tract er parcel of real estate, lying in Pastures district, in said county, in the neighborhood of Craigsville, of which the late William Jackson died seized and possessed,contain ing about 82 acres more or less. This tract of land has on it a comforta ble dwelling house and necessary *ut buildtngs. and will make a comfortable borne for any one desiring a small farm. TERMS OF BALE:-Onefourth of the purchase money cash in hand on day of sale and tbe residue in three equal annual instalments, to be evidenced by bonds of the purchaser, bearing date on day of sale, with interest from date, with good personal security thereon, said bonds to fall due respectively In one. two and three years from date, and the Utile to said land to be retained as ultimate security. F. B. KENNEDY, JOS. A. GLASGOW, Special Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta County, to wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of th* Court aforesaid do oertify that F. B Kennedy has executed the bond required by decree of sale in the chancery cause of Wm Jack son's Cred's. vs. Wm. Jackson's adm'r., &c., now pending In said court. Given under my hand this 11th day of September, 1899. JOS. B. WOODWARD, sep 14-5t Clerk. COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, / Staunton, Va., Sept, 18,1890; Walter A. Plecker. vs. K. K. Trout, et als. All parties interested in tbe above ; named cause now pending in the Corpora tion court of the city of Staunton, Take Notice, that pursuant to the decree of said court entered in said cause September 15th, 1899,1 shall at my office in Staunton, Va.. on OCTOBER 20tb, 1899, proceed to ascertain and report: 1. What interest the said defendant, N. K. Trout, owns in the real estate in the bill mentioned. 2. Whether or not the (aid interest is susceptible of partition as between the said N. K. Trout and the other defendants In this cause. 3. What liens are upon the said inter est, together with the amounts and priori ties of the same, including taxes that may be due, and whether or not said interest will rent for enough in five years to pay said liens. 4. Any other matter deemed pertinent by said Master Commissioner or required to be especially stated by any party in in terest. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancery. Turner K. 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