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Our Subscription List, by Advertisers, and assure them that they will find it he largest of any paper Published in this City. Will Hi El's Great Semi-Annual Clearance Sale began JANUARY 2nd, 1900, and lasts for SO Days Only! \ All heavy weight CLOTHING will he j Sacrificed and sold at almost YOUF Own | Price, as we do not intend to carry any I Winter Goods, over. . To pass us by is to waste money, to buy from j ' us to save it! YOUR MONEY BACK if you are dissatis- ! fled with your purchase. . P. S.---I Micilii 01 Clay Worsteds. i WM CLOTHING CI., THE RELIABLE CLOTHIERS, TAILORS, AND FURNISHERS. No. 5 S. AUGUSTA ST., Next to Augusta National Bank, Staunton, Va. fjfl z | For Infants and Children. ■ --""-— —t i AlWujb POUgOi JSVegetablePreparationforAs- W g slrrulatmguieToodandßegula- —, ~ B , .BeSTS tll6 # « PromotesT)i|estion,Cheeifui- v " $ *j HM ness and Rest.Contains neither ; n f JL M• 1 Opmm.Morpttne nor Mineral, r Ul #1\ ll# Not Narcotic. e[i.\iir^ | I^\*^ Piunpian See&* aJB • Mx.Scnna - 1 AOi ii Rppermmt - / la Hit." 823 JBiCa.<titma&S(da' ! II E* 1 f&rnSced - :KL jwK. ts? l> ■ ■ flanti.'tSugar . ■.©!§& 5l ' k ™ -* Xjutoyrcm Flarer. J I /fTj fil © P A perfect Remedy for Constipa- ill W.lr tion.SourStomach.Diarrhdea, If f«/ __ _ Worms.Convulsions.Feverish- II \ ■ CAF fi W Q ness and Loss OF SLEEP. I\# fyl UuUS Tac Simile Signature of _ „ ? ■ „ [_*ggg_J| Thirty Years tb'lW.'y'v'v---. ■■'''' / . , .'iifi r THE CENT AUR COMPANY. WCW YORK CITY. LJ \Ji\maJl m P 1 iVyLw THAT'S What the Irishman did not want, but we deal it out on every order for JOB PRINTING. We give full count, good stock and fine workmanship for a reasonable price. Get our prices Quick. Spectator and Vindicator, STAUNTON, VA. I have in the way of GROCERIES The kind ot Goods trial will please you. NOW AS TO CRACKERS—READ Uneeda and Unique Biscuits. Saw Tooth and Excelsior Butter Crackers. Orange Blossom Crackers, the Mason's Soda and Cream rackers. NOW AS TO CEREALS— READ Postum Cereal, Grape Nuts, Rolled Oats, Ralston Health Food, Grits, Wheaten and Graham Flour. NOW AS TO CANNED GOODS-BEAD Mushroom, French Peas, Salmon, Lob ster, Crab Meat, Veal Uoaf, Brisket Beet and other goods. Dried Prunes, Peaches and Apricots. OUR LAUUTRA COFFEE IS FINE, And our Tea is just prime. 1 ask a share of your patronage. Do not forget that we will discount bills for cash. Yours truly, CHAS. C. WHEAT, Manager for P. V. Wheat. >•'■■■■> BALSAIW ; j ,J r.-;iiM-'*.c tart. .-t;t . - j| MK v ;?SSi§iK: *M&i Never Paile to He-torn i>«y| VOL. 7<). Foresight in Giving Might enable you to eive some of your younger frierids better sight. There are numberless young people with tired eyes and strained vision, to whom a pair of good glasses would be the greatest blessing. Others who would thoroughly appreciate new gold frames on old lenses. Many wearing eyeglasses with a common cord, tck frhom a fold or goid-filled eyeglass chain would be "just the thing." "We St carefully all siasws soid before or Mter presentation. F PANIC P'S'kl Cor.August* JsK*>w ' __l" ! ■■■'Hi-f: -.^■-.creefri otewitoti tj§p Spectator VINDICATOR. 11 J- BIG RAILWAY DEAL A Revolution in the Railroad World Expected. WILL RESULT IN 50,000 Men Being Thrown out of Employ ment —Magnates at Work on the Scheme—Will Affect the Entire Country. In order to carry out their anti-trust commission agreement it is proposed now to combine all the railroads in the country in a big passenger pool and operate it in such a way that each road will get an agreed per centage of the earnings. By such action no pos sible profit can accrue to any of the roads from ignoring the agreement. |>ad is to be allowed to carry all sengers it can secure, but any it should manage to get more s allotted proportion would labor for its pains, as the pro- Id go to the competing roads aye failed to carry their pro of the business, astern roads have all voted in this scheme, and a committee lern railroad executive officers t work to get all of the West s into the combine, lilroad magnates do not admit i formation and maintenance ienger pool would constitute on of the law. It has always s contention of the railroads i section of the Inter-Stats cc Act forbidding pools relates reight traffic and does not af icnger business iv any way, >w seems to be their determi i act and fight it out on this tion. ironicle says: As a result of nt consolidations and agree aong the owners of the great ilwayß east of Chicago the en usportation system between issippi river and the Atlantic seaboard is to be reorganized, involv ing the following changes: The aban donment of the city ticket offices of all of the roads in the syndicate in New York. Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Buffalo, Baltimore, Washington, Pitts i burg, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Peoria and St. Louis, and the substitution of joint offices in each | city. The discharge of all city, gener al, traveling and district freight and passenger agents and solicitors of the Eastern roads in all parts of the lim ited States, Canada and Europe. This will affect nearly 50,000 men. | The abolition of all forms of com missions heretofore paid for the sale of tickets over these roads. This will affect the incomes of 10,000 agents and eliminate the scalpers. The establishment in Chicago and New York of joint auditing agencies that will apportion to each road an »per centage of the total com- [ discharge of all superfluous j assistants to the heads of departments ■ individual roads. Later the f these departments may be ed and the work done by clerks 11 report to the joint agencies. The establishment in New York of a board of control, made up of persons representing the Vanderbilts, Penu- Mia, Morgan and Harriman prop the rulings of this board on all questions to be final. The abandonment of a number of through fast passenger trains put in service during the past few years as the result of sharp competition. | The establishment of common sched ules for passenger trains between Chi cagn and New York and between all of the principal terminals of the com- Kn roads in the territory east of y and St. Louis. The abandonment of all fist freight I trains and the fixing of common time j for those trains between competitive terminals Following are the roads now in the combination : New Y T ork Central, Pennsylvania, Boston and Albany, Panel Maine, Fitchburg, New tw Haven and Hartford, Erie, Valley, Lackawanna, West ew York, Ontario and West- Be, Watertown and Ogdens ke Shore, Michigan Cential, Plate, Baltimore and Ohio, Wabash, Big Four, Chesapeake and Ohio, Lake Erie and Western, Monon and all auxiliary lines of these systems. When all the details for the future management of the roads in the east ern combination have been perfected the leaders in the consolidation move ment will turn their attention to the territory west of Chicago and attempt to bottle up the Chicago, St. Louis, Rocky Mountain in like manner. The combining proceedings may extend ultimately to the Pacific coast. The Harriman-Vanderbilt syndicate j owns and controls the Illinois Central, Union Pacific, Northwestern, Oregon Short Line and Kansas City, Pitts ■l Gulf. All the big competi liese systems are in with the ng movement, and stand go into what will maintain ttes and reduce expenses. Sev .ll, independent roads in the West and Northwest territory are to be purchased. j The failing of Congress, to legalise] Si 6 given v the cai.'ee of the I ation, as tbe owners are de- Ito pool if tbe purchase of ; iiroad in the country is neces- j I *s.ry to obtaiu luat end. _ am am STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1900. THE SUN'S ECLIPSE. An Interesting Statement by Prof. F. H. Professor F. H. Bigelow has writtien an interesting statement of the total eclipse of tbe sun May 23, 1900. The path of the shadow, he says, wSH begin at sunrise over the Paciiicocean just to the west of Mexico, and extejjd thence northeastward over the South ern States from New Orleans to Nor folk, crossing the middle portions if the North Atlantic to Portugal and Ping near the northern end «f Sea at sunset, acation of the track in the lates is remarkable for its con .ccessibility to m multitude of He estimates that more than half a million persons will see the to tal eclipse of more or less duration from their homes, and many more will take advantage of the opportunity to see the event of a lifetime. .Educators should encourage their students to see it, and he suggests it would be a popular thing for the rail roads to arrange for excursions to the cities and localities affording the most favorable opportunities for a, fight, as there are good hotel accommodations through all the section affected. The United States Weather Bureau, which has been conducting a cloud survey of the region, predicts the chances for fair weather as almost cer tain in Georgia and Alabama. The track will pass over Mobile, Montgom ery, Macon, Milledgeville, Augusta, and Columbus, a little south of At- About "Organs." Courier Journal is an excellent news- I paper in many respects, but it is going through the humiliating experience of every paper which diliberately makes up its mind to become a party organ." Why, wuts the matter er' yer?" The Courier-Journal was never a party organ during the 25 years when its word was party law. It certainly is not a party organ, now that nobody pays any attention to it. Hadn't you heard about its being 'ruined?' Hark ye, sonny, and listen to your) popper! In a contest between the] Democrats and the Republicans, we are, us a rule, for the Democrats, but I iv a contest between the Democrats! and the Courier Journal, we are for the I Courier-Journal. In a word, we are the organ of that party that does precisely and exactly what we tell it J to do. In Kentucky, just now, all the mon-; ey is against the Democratic party, i and the Courier-Journal has taken up the cudgeis for the dear old sport i partly becanse he is poor, partly be cause he is right, and partly, as Si mon Suggs observes, out of "the ricol liction of days that were pleasant, though it may be never to come agin." Our Baltimore contemporary is up to a great deal of snuff—but it does not clearly catch ou to the situation here in Kentucky. It takes the organs | ot the Trust too seriously. They write for so much per adjectiye. Plain damns come cheap, but when they put : horns on Goebel and wines on Whal len, they have to be piid the money— cash down and no lock-box foolish- Bwith abuse of the Courier il thrown in gratis, as a sample r kind of love and affection. Louisville Courier Journal. In late years men have made for tunes out of the tailings of goldmines. The mills in which the ore formerly was crushed and the crude processes then in use allowed a large percentage of the precious metal to escape, and that loss amounted in some cases to a fortune. The stomach is just like a stamp mill in this respect, that when it is not in perfect order it allows the escape and waste of much of the prec ious nutriment contained in the food. That loss when continuous means the loss of man's greatest fortune—health. Science offers a remedy for this condi tion in Dr. Pierces Goldeu Medical Discovery. It corrects the weakness of the stomach, prevents waste and loss of nourishment, and puts the stomach and organs of digestion and nutrition into a conditiou of health which enables them to save and assimi late all tbe nutriment contained in the food which is eaten. In all cases of constipation tbe use of Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets will speedily and per manently cure the disease. Why President Davis Was Not Tried. An ex-Confederate officer, says the Dallas News, explains thus why Jeffer son Davis was not tried for treason: Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, put this query to his colleagues on the bench: "A man cannot be tried for treason un less he is a citizen of the United States can he?" "Assuredly not," was the unanimous reply. "Can you show me under the authority of the Constitution or any law of Congress," went on the Chief Justice, "where any man is a citizen of these United States f The people of this country are citizens of their respective States and not citizens of the United States." This position being assented to Mr. Davis was not tried. Mr. Chase's "'discovery" led to the adoption of the fourteenth amend ment. The Grippe. This can be avoided by taking teaspoonful doses of Pain Killer in hot water sweetened, as well as by external applications, full direc tions are on each bottle. A bottle of the Pain Killer kept in the house will prove valuable not only for the Grippe, but for ordinary coughs and colds. Avoid substitutes, theie is but one Pain Killer, Perry Davis'; price 25c CASTORXA. Bean the j$ ' he Kir,;i Vjil tiaie tt "F "^gM Signature , J^J^J/'-*—*£" of HIS FIRST SPEECH. Congressman diaries Discusses Punic Qiestioiis in Conpss. GIFI CLOSE ATTENTION. Declares the Farmer to Be an Im portant Business Man —Kind Words for our Lieut,-Governor By the Richmond News. g ..uidii ,i. jm, oi tnis, speech in the House one day last week, and, contrary to precedent in the case of new members, he secured the atten tion of tbe representatives, and of the galleries also. The provision of the urgency deficiency bill relating to the rural free delivery of mails being un der consideration, Mr. Quarles dis cussed the great benefit that would accrue to the farmers from an exten sion of this service, He said that it would increase the values of land, lead to the improvement of highways, and in many other ways better the condi tion of the farmer, who, he said, was En important business man, 1 daily mails would make a important factor in the bus- Id. He said that the stability and future of the republic depended upon the advancement of the farmer. He thought that, after years of the expenditure of millions of dollars for fine buildings in cities, and for free delivery there, it was time so large a class of tax payers as the farmers should begin to receive the benefit of Mr. Quarles then commented on the fact that the legislation of Con gress iustead of being favcrable to the lurist, had during recent years maging to and hostile to his 3. He mentioned that Presi- Kinley, soon after he took his led an extra session of Con : the purpose of having en high protective tariff law a.s increased the burden of J ler, and called attention to the great increase of truets since the Ding ley tariff bill passed, and the high prices the farmer is now compelled to pay for the necessaries of life, while what he has to sell is as low as when McKinley was elected. He then discussed the currency bill and the evil effects that must flow from its passage. Already trust-rid den, the farmer must take upon his back a great banking trust. The pur pose of the bill is to give to the banks the power of controlling the volume of the money, and thereby the values and prices of property. Mr. Quarles said the people would surely be awak ened this year to their perilous condi tion, and free themselves from Repub lican rule. He criticised severely the partnership between Secretary Gage, representing the Republican party in stead of the government, and the Standard Oil Bank of New York. ■Mr. Echols a Candidate. rint in another column the for mal announcement from the Staunton Spectator of the fact that Lieuten ant-Governor Edward Echols will be a gubernatorial candidate next year. For sixteen years Mr. Echols has been identified with politics in Virgin ia, and his entire political career has been marked by lofty sentiments and unimpeachable integrity. He stands for all that is best in politics and his private life is one that commends itself to all men. He is a lawyer of ability, and has a great many warm friends and admirers in all sections of the State. His service as State Senator and duties as presiding officer over the up per brauch of the Legislature has giv en him a competent knowledge of the affairs of the State, and in his sound judgment and loyalty her interests would be safely guarded. tonally Mr. Echols is a most nionable and agreeable gentle udthose who have longest known ar strongest testimony as to his haracter and unswerving fldeli lis friends. He is in every way yof the honor to which he as -Richmond News. O Jk. Ei V O 3E*. I .A.. Eears the li! 3 Kind You Hava Always Bought Signature /Jr . S/ J537*"-^^* Canneries in Botetourt. There may or may not beany money in canneries but the following clipping from the Salem Sentinel, relative to the canning industry in Botetourt county makes it appear that they bring an enormous amount of money into that thrifty county. "The eighty canneries In Botetourt county have packed an average of about four thou sand cases each of tomatoes sold at an average of $1.20 per case. This meatis the snug sum of $38-1,000 for the toma to industry in that county for 1899. There is not an individual in the coun ty, rich or poor, black or white who has not reaped more cr less benefit, directly or indirectly from this enter prise, and in most cases the benefit has been greatest to those who secured employment in the various stages of the vegetables from the seed to market. The p'aat of the Amherst New Era aud building, at. Amherst, were des troyed by fire on Thursday of last week. The owner. Judge B. J. Camp bell, places his loss at $3,000. iThc-re THE SONG OF AGUiNALDO. I come from fields of rice and mud. I make a sudden skurry, Adown the road my sandals thud, I'm always in a hurry. I skip along to Bayambong, I amble down the highway, I dodge the waiting Yankee throng AuQ flutter up a byway. Sometimes I polka by the bay, And see the pebbles sunning. Then turn again and dash away— For I am ever running. j I chuckle, chuckle, in uv flight, And then again I giggle, The Yankees think they have me tight— They don't know how I wriggle. | Xl sneak, I slide, I swoop, tter down the valley, c the noisy Yankee troop off again I sally. I rise and run at early dawn— I For I'm an early dawner; j And when they think my hope is gone They find that I 'm a goner! I dash along the timbered bill, I hear tbe bugles tooting, And while the echoes gayly trill Another way I'm scooting. j I hop from railway tie to tic, I climb the chasm ciaggy, 1 watch the Yankees rushing by— All looking for their Aggie. Then out again I lightly go And splash along the river, For Yanks may come and Yanks may I go, But I race on forever. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bridgewater Items. j Misses Gussie Van Pelt and Olive Campbell, of Burketown, have been visiting Mrs. Lizzie Myers for the past week. Newton B. Wise, wbo has been sick at his home, near Milnesville, for two months was in town Monday. i H C. Richcreek and E. L. Cease left Tuesday morning for Basic City where they have secured positions in a cigar factory. John Hopewell, of Mt. Solon, at-, tended Quarterly Conference here Sat urday. Miss Mattie Lang, of Staunton, ar- 1 rived yesterday for a visit to her mother, Mrs. Amanda Freeze. Alfred White, Clyde Eddins and Wm. Cook left yesterday for Hinton, W. Va., to seek employment. Miss Bertha Silling, who was visit ing her grandfather, Wash. Reeves, at Stover's Shop, Augusta county, has returned home. Jas. R Blakemore and wife went to Churchville Monday to visit the fami ly of Mr. McNair. They returned home Wednesday. News was received here the first of the week announcing the death of Rev, Jas. M.Follansbee, which occur red at Graham, Tazewell county, last Follansbee became a mem ber of the Baltimore Conference, M. E. Church, South, in 1849. Be was pastor of the Bridgewater church some time in the seventies.—Bridge water Herald. Edison's First Check. When Tom Edison completed his model of the now famous "ticker" he submitted it to the president of a tele graph company, who asked him to leave it for examination. Edison was out of money, and his landlady had warned him for the last time. He had decided to ask $5,000 for his invention, says the New York Press, but when the president at the next interview asked his price his courage oozed away, and he faltered out that he would like the company to make an offer. "How would $40,000 suit you ?" said the president. "What!" exclaimed the young wizard, "all in money?" "Certainly; you can have it now." "All right." The check was drawn and handed over to Edison with these words: "That is a check for |40,000. Go to the bank around the corner and they will give you the money." At the bank he got into the long line and worked up to the paying teller's window. Then he pushed the check over the sill. The teller saw that it was not indorsed, and pushed it back with fitting remarks, which Edison did not understand, he being even then slightly deaf. He retired crestfallen, and the thought dawned upon him that he had been swindled. He had anoth er scene with his landlady that night and visited the telegraph president the next morning in sheer desperation. He told of his experience at the bank and begged for his money or his model. He was properly identified at the bank, indorsed the check, and got his money in big bills. Col. Joseph W. Ellis, member of the House of Delegates from Lunenburg county, died at the Retreat for the Sick in Eichmond last Friday. This is the third death to occur among the mem bers of the General Assembly during the present session. Col. Ellis was a true Democrat and a good citizen. Twenty Years Proof. Tutt's Liver Pills keep the bow els in natural motion and cleanse the system of all impurities An absolute cure for sick headache, dyspepsia, sour stomach, con stipation and kindred diseases. "Can't do without them" R. P. Smith, Chilesburg, Va. writes I don't know how I could do without them. T have had Liver disease for over twenty years. Am now entirely cured. Tutt's Liver Pills It lid A Rock of Safety In a Sea of Trouble. "I had a terrible cough something over a year ago and could find nothing to stop it, or even to do me a particle of good. I chanced to see an advertisement of yours, and forthwith bought a bottle of your in valuable ' Golden Medical Discovery.' Be fore I had taken half a bottle I was entirely well."—J. M. Farr, Esq., of Cameron, Screven Co., Ga. ff' jits' j, •* BACK OF 01 SHOES There is a suggestion of the present season, and the rough weather to come. Xmas her alds the approach of Winter, and Winter calls for just such FOOTWEAR as we offer. Stout shoes for men and women. Made of leather that is proof against damp, and wonderfully service able. MADE TO WEAR! But appearance has received its full share of attention. In every way they compare fa vorably with goods costing more money. Call and exam ine them, at A. lee Knowlbs, THE SHOE MAN, 21 West Main St., - Staunton, Va. Model Steam Laundry Towel Supply, South Central Avenue, Between Main and Johnson Streets, STAUNTON, VA. ALBERT E. WHITE, Proprietor. Stock and Custom Work. Most Modern Machinery. Work guaranteed equal to any first-class Laundry. Domestic Finish. No saw edges on Collars and Cuffs. Only High Grade Work. More than we give you, but we We Don't Promise •When you see our Label on a Garment Remember it means satialation the wearer. We are alw»,y« J to have yoao Our Door Swings In JOS, L. BARTH & CO. "\T~. i\ C 3 Xl_ A __ - 3 rt t i _ _ ..*r Our readers will find correct Schedules of the three greatrallroada of the State regularly published Inthls paper, theC.&O. theN.A W. and the Southern. NO. 4. CHOICE Vegetables will always find a ready market—but only that farmer can raise them who has studied the great secret how to ob tain both quality and quantity by the judicious use of well balanced fertilizers. No fertil izer for Vegetables can produce a large yield unless it contains at least 8% Potash. Send for our books, which furnish full information. We send them free of charge. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau St., New York. P.O. DRAWEK bS. 1848—1899. Reliability Is a consideration when It oomea to Carriages and Buggies As all must admit—it's a fact. HARDY Sells Tin Of that .sort low down—makes.'em, too. , Harness for Sale also. Repairing Cets Attention EOOND-HAHD VEHICLES FOB SALE John M. Hardy's Son. Main & Market Sts.. Staunton, Va. Up-to-Date Grocery! See Our Display of Xmas Specialties. STAPLE AND FANCY GOODS. GRAPE NUTS—A food for brain and D6TVG ccntrps. RALSTON FLOUR, Barley and break fast Foods.all Fettijobns Food and Rolled Oats. Pure Mountain BUCKWHEAT and MA PLE SYRUP. NEW PRUNES and Evaporated Peaches. HEINZ'S Mince Meat. Old Fashionaed New Orleans Molasses, new crop. Fresh Mackerel. Canned Goods of all kinds. Best Roasted Coffees sold in the city. If you wish to combine quality with price examine our stock. T. H. POWELL. PHONES—Mutual 78; Bell 101. COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton, Va., Jan. 15,1900. Howdyshell, Samuel, etc. vs. Hanger, Jacob A. All persons interested in the above styled chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county entered in said cause Dec. 7,1899,1 shall at my office in Staunton, Va., on Saturday, February 17,1900, proceed to take, state and settle the fol lowing accounts : Ist. The transactions of Jacob A. Han ger as trustee in the deed|of trust mition ed in the plaintiff's bill. 2nd. Any other matters deemed perti nent etc. • R. E.R.NELSON, Commissioner In Chancery. Gray & Timberlake, p.q.jan 194t WE ARE. Headquarters for NOBBY CLOTHING! Overcoats and Ulsters Of every Description. Wonderful Line of PANTS, Boys and Children's suits; FANCY c 1 VESTS B.C. HAKDT give you all that we promise. on us wnether yo buy here or not.