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AND VINDICATOR. Subscription $1.00 Per Year. FRIDAY. AUUUST 10 LOCAL DEPARTMENT. LOCAL BRIEFS. iW. Shepherd, one of t+e oldei t a men of Harrisonburg, dird night, after a day's illness. Elln Drumheller and Mr. Mor ell were united iv marriage at a on Mouday. fater will be cut off ftom tbe in 10:.SO until Sa. in. until fur tice. ■ity council of Richmond has I the price of gas toßo cents per id feet. . H. Teremiah, a native of Ar will deliver a lecture at tl c rd church Friday evening. His be "The Armenian Massacres." nfant child of Mr. Prank Brand Saturday afternoon at Strib irings The interment took mday at Union church. . K. Swartzel, of Biuefield, W. o has been visiting bis mother milage, returned home last arsonage of Mt. Tabor Luther i-h has been treated to a coat c and pit -bents a neat appear ion Sunday School decided last to hold its annual picnic on ,y before Ist Sunday iv Sep -11. Rhodes, of Shenandoah, has jointed by U. S. Marshal S. alien, a deputy for Shenandoah lerick county. tiling Ladies Missionary Soci- Tinkling Spring church will twn party in the grove at that next Thursday evening, Aug •y goods firm of Denny Bros, i dissolved. Mr. V. L. Denny inue the business at the old Creek district, Rockbridge went "'dry" at Wednesday's by 25 majority. This makes Ige county a local optiou coun gbout. lattie Bushong, wife of Rev. Bushoug, pastor of the Lu hurch at Woodstock, died ou vening, aged about »iii years, irvived by her husband, one ' and two sons, uai'terly meetings of the East , Mutual Fire InsuranceCom i. in), itinl the Farmers' Mutual Com pany, were held iv tbe supervisors' room ou Saturday. No business of special interest was transacted. There will lie no services at Zion Lutheran church on the 3rd Sunday of August, the pastor, Itev. E. C. (r..nk, being iv attendace upon tbe meetiug of the Southwest Va. (Lv theran) Synod at Marion, Va. There was a very important suit de cided iv Lewisburg, W. Va., last week by which D. O'Connell, of Pocahontas couuty, was decreed 100 shares of tbe capital stock of the Cumberland Lum ber < 'oinpauy, estimated to be worth from tifteeu tot wen ty thousand dollars. On Friday afternoon and evening Hon. John G. Wooley, Prohibition candidate for President, and Col. Geo. W. Bain, of Keneucky, dlivered ad dresses at Columbian Hall. They were greeted by a large audience at evening meeting. A military company was organized at Clifton Forge ou Friday night. Capt John Donovan, formerly captain of tbe Harrisonburg Guards was elect ed captain; E. U. Roberts, first lieu tenant. Mini John Donovan, second lieutenant. At tbe meeting of Rockingham Dis trict Conference of the Methodist church, last week tbe following dele gates and alternates were elected to the annual conference—R. L. Stratton, F. W. Weaver, Wm Dean, and W. R. Talley. Alternates—Reeves Catt, C. W. Fitch, J. W. Newman and J. B. Charles A. Towne, who was nomi nated by the Populists for Vice-Presi dent, has written a letter to tbe chair man of the notification committee da cuuiug tue uouiuiatiou. TUe committee which is empowered to fill tbe vacancy will, it is thought, substitute Mr. I City Council. Th regular monthly meeting of the Ly council was held on Tuesday night, and a number of accounts were report ed and ordered paid. !i to allow the members of tree a two weeks vacation year at tbe expense of the fered by Mr. Jos. A. Glas gow also offered a resolu ling railroads to land ex iin the city ou Sunday. It ed by the mayor and re e ordinance committee, lendent of electric lights otested against the manner r wires by the Mutual and nine companies. Dumber of petitions were 9 citizens aud referred to ive committees, lis of Collector J. McD. Mc ur Hoge and Chief of • Police re received, cc Justice reported fines for 2.25, and July $77 90. agers of the opera house re et income to tbe city of the past year. Bad Drinking Water.—Every oue suf fers greatly from tbe different kinds of water be is complelled to drink, and nothing is so likely to bring on an at ttck of iliarihiei. Terry Davis 1 Pain- Killer is tbe only safe, quick and sure cure tii it, criainpsand cholera morbus. Avoid substitutes, there is but oue Pain-Killer, Perry Davis'. Price 23c. aud 50c. PERSONAL. Ming Bessie Young la visiting f Men Js in Pittsburg. Pa. ■ is* Annie Child is spending some time at Sweet Chalybeate Springs. Mr. Godfrey Henkel is visiting his grandmother at Newmarket. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Witz are at Rockbridge Alum Springs. I Dr. L. N. Harris, of New Hope, was in Washington tbis week. Prof. W. A. Bowles and family visit •d relatives in Louisa county this week. Mr. 11. Frank Larew and t-on. of Greenville, were in tbe city last week. Mr. A. B. Hemp, of Middlebrook, was iv tbe city Tuesday on business. Mr. J. M. Coyner, of Basic City, was C> city last week, pt. John Donovan, of Clifton >, spent Sunday in the city. Mr. Stacey Palmer, of Baltimore, visited his pareuts here last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lovegrove are spending some time at Variety Springs. Mr. M. T. Bergin left Wednesday for a ten days vacation at the seaside. Chief-of-Folice J. H. Waters cele brated bis 7:2 nd birthday on Tuesday. Key. V. R. Stickley will preach at St. James Lutheran church next Sun day morning. Mrs. John S. Wine,of near Crimora, visited Mr. John E. Nail's family last week. Miss Lucy Walker, who has been visiting friends In Harrisonburg, re turned home tbis week. Miss Olivia Trout visited her broth er, Mr. P. H. Trout, jr., at Lynchburg 1 ist week. Mrs. Samuel P. Waddell, of Rich mond, accompanied by her three sons, Is spending a month in Waynesboro. Miss Rebecca Young is tbe guest of Mies Kilby on South Jefferson street, Roanoke* Mr. J. £. Graham spent some days : 1 tst week with bis brother, Mr. D. C. Graham, in Rockingham. Deputy U. S. Marshal John D. Rod gers has moved to Waynesboro, where he will make bis home in the future. Mr. Chas. W. Wheat, of Chicago, is spending his vacation with his par ents in this city. Mr. W. B. Walker, of Tazewell, is visiting bis parents.Dr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Walker. Rev. R. C. Jettand family have been spending some days at Maesanetta Springs. Mrs. Lizzie A. Crawford and her lit tle son, of Roanoke, are visiting Mr. M. C. Steele at Steele's Tavern. Miss Fannie Roby, of Baltimore, is the guest of Mrs. Geo. M. Crawford, at Ferrol. it rs. J. Taylor Ellyson, of Richmond, is waiting Mrs. Jed Hotcbkins this week. Mrs. J. W. Selman, of Atlanta, Ha., Is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John A. Alexander. Mrs. J. D. Young, of Kentucky, is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Edward Echols. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Layman, of Mad rid, visited the family of Mr. H. A. Davis, at Mint Spring, last week. Misses Janetta and Elizabeth Kerr, of Waynesboro, are the guests of Mrs. W. H. Landes. Mr. R. B. Dull, of Craigsville, was in Charlottesville on business Saturday last. Mr. Alex. Craig, of Portland, was a short visit to his old borne near Mid dlebrook this week. Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Piison are spend ing some weeks at North Wilkesboro, N. C, visiting relatives. Messrs. H. C. Richcreek and Ed. Cease, of Waynesboro, are spending their vacation at Bridgewater. Mr. Harry Harlan and sister, of Char lottesville, are visiting friends at Ft. Defiance. Mr. C. D. Fishburne, of Charlottes ville, spent some days at Waynesboro this week. Miss Helena Lankford is visiting tbe family of Mr. A. W. Übenshain at Fin- Miss Nettie Dickerson, who has been vieiting friends at Alton, returned home Tuesday. Mr. T. B. Forbes, of Roanoke, who, with bis family, have been speuding some time with relatives in this city and county, returned home Monday- Mr. Albert Shultz left last week for Saranac Lake. New York, where his wife is spending the summer with her mother, Mrs. Jos. L. Barth. Mr. J. T. Black, of Stuart's Draft, left Tuesday to spend a mouth with bis sou, Mr. C. T. Black, in Danville, Kentucky. Mr. A. Weinberg, of the Weinberg Clothing Co., has returned from tbe northern cities, where he haa been to purchase his fall and winter stock. Mr. Chas. T. Carson, who Is on the carpenter fore* at Portland, Va., spent some days with his family near Par nassus tbis week. Rev. J S. Arbuthnot. of Nashville, who has been visiting bis daughter, Mrs. S. H. Bell, returned home this Mr. H. A. Shepherd, formerly of this place and now ot Baltimore, is speud ing some days in the city visiting old acquaintances. Miss Alma D. Young, of Fishers ville, has gone to Union, W. Va., where she will represent Virginia at tbe un veiling of a Confederate monument. Rev. J. E. Sbenk, of Norfolk, Va., is visiting friends in Waynesboro and will preach at Grace Lutheran church next Sunday. Mrs. Walter B. Anderson, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. A. R. Mr. R. M. Timberlake, of New \ ork, U visiting his old home here. Mr. W. C. Craig, of Deerfield, has returned from a trip to Baltimore. Mr. 1. W. Spitler, who has been quite ill for the past month, has so much improved h.s to be able tn sit up. Dr. J. B Tuttle anil Mr. VV. F. Lew is, of Craigsville, were in the city on Wednesday. Mr. Hamer Ast. wife and child, of West. Virginia, are visiting Mrs. Juliet F. Ast. Rev. S. R. Ludwig. pastor of the U. B. church at churchville, was in the city this week. Mr. J. W. Miller, of Spottswood. was in the city yesterday, and paid this office a call. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Kerr, of Par nassus, returned this week from an extended visit to Botetourt and Rock bridge counties. Mrs. G-. Lewis Dull and her daugh ters, of Winston, N. C, who have been visiting relatives in the Middlebrook neighborhood, returned home last week. Rev. R. C. Giltnoreleft yesterday for Richmond, where he will lill the pul pit of the Third Presbyterian church Sunday. He was accompanied by his mother who will visit ber sister there. Mr. and Mrs. J. Newton Wilson, of Bridgewater, were at their old home in Cburcbville last week. Mr. Wilson Rngjust sold his farm near that -. Mordeci Smith and family, of ana. who have been visiting friends m, middlebrook. were called home last week on account of sickness in the family. Mrs. John D. Clothier, of Indiana, after a visit to her sister, Mrs. J. Frank Clemmer, near Middlebrook, is now the guest of Mrs. F. Percy Loth in Waynesboro. The Rev. 1). K. Walthall and wife are visiting Mr. AValthall's uncle. Judge J. L. S. Kirby. Mr. Walthall was formerly pastor of Olivet Presby terian church and has many warm and admiring friends here. The engagement of Miss Belle B. McDowell and Mr. C. M. Woodbury, of Kentucky, is announbed. Miss Mc- Dowell is now on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Dr. Frank M. Hanger, of this city. Tbe engagement of Miss Miriam Opie, second daughter of Dr. Thomas Opie, of Baltimore, to Mr. A. B. Chan cellor, is announced. Mr. Chancellor is a son of the late Col. Chancellor, of Loudoun county. Miss Opie is a niece of Capt. John N. Opie of this city, and has many friends here. Moffatt's Creek. | Moffatt's Creek, Aug. 6—Rev. Mr. Stickley, former pastor of Mt. Herman Lutheran church of this place, made that church a visit on Sunday aud af ter the regular sermon by the pastor. Rev. C A. Freed gave a very interest ing talk. Mrs. Dr. George and two daughters, Mac and Erie, leave this week for a month'B visit in Culpeper and Fauquier counties. Miss Bettie Turpin, of Powhatan county, is visiting her friend, Miss Anna Ott. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Ott have return ed home, after a few weeks sojourn at Variety Springs. We are pleased to report Mr. Ott somewhat improved. Miss Annie Sites, of Fort Defiance. is visiting her friend. Miss Ada Mc- Cutchan. The regular quarterly communion services will be held at New Providence church on Sunday next preparatory ser vices on Saturday. Work has been begun ou the bridge over Moffatt's Creek at this place, Newport. Tbis bridge will meet a long and much needed want- Miss Mary Turk is home after spend ing some time In Waynesboro. Mrs. Wm. M. McKeniy and children have been visiting friends in this locality for several weeks. She will join her husband. Dr. McKomy, of Pecos, Texas, soon. . Quite a number ot our young people took a trip through (iosheu Pass on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Clemmer gave a very large and fashionable party on Thursday night last in honor of their guests the Misses Massie, of Nelson county. Our farmers have been busy thresh ing their wheat, which crop is far above an average crop. A good deal of plowing for another crop; has been done. Hicks for August. A Vulcan storm period, dominated by a Mercury period, extends from the 2nd to the 7th. One of tbe heated terms will rise to maximum warmth passing over the country from west to east during tbe period. Falling ba rometer will also appear at this time with show of rain in many sections, but the actual rainfall will be short in most localities. A break in tbe high temperature ought to occur aoout the 6tb to the Bth. From the 9th to the I:2th is a reac tionary storm period, in which will fall the culminating effects of the mercury period. The moon being at full peri gee on the 10th, 11th and 12th. Tbe chances are that West Indian hurricanes aud cyclones will be felt along the southern seas and islands. Storms at this time and the remainder of the month will partake ot the au tumnal, equational pertubations. The combined influences of earth and Venus cover much of this month in cluding the Vulcan storm period on and about tbe loth, Kith, 17th and 18th. After storms of thunder and rain look for sudden and great change for cooler On the 23rd to 24th look out to high temperature and low barometer. The storms of tbis period indicate marked atmospheric turmoil. All southern coast regions should watch for indications of violent storm areas drawing down over tbe States a high, polar barometer with almast cold weather and mosts iv northern lati tudes during the closing days of Au gust. Our Advertisers. Switzer & Grubert have a hobby, it is watch repairing, see their ad for particulars. The advertisement of the University College of Medicine of Richmond, which appears in this issue is a striking oue, ami the record of 100 per cent, by its graduates before seven different State Boards is most noteworthy. Reward is offered for the return oi a lost Camera, taken from buggy Suntlay eveuing. See advertisement on second page ot this paper. 11. L. Lang has a change in his ad vertisement mis week. John R. Kiracofe & Co., tell you of tbe kind of suits made to order that they offer, also all kinds of gents' fur nishing goods. Mrs. John G. Cress, ex'trix of John G. Cress, dec'd, offers for sale all of the farming implements, household and kitchen furniture belonging to the es tate. See ad for full information. Tbe American Stock Co., give rea sons why mere store is one of the very beet to buy from. Astounded The Editor, Editor S. A. Brown, of Bennettsville, 8. C, was once immensely surprised. Through long suffering from dyspepsia, he writes, my wife was greatly run down. She had no strength or vigor aud suffered great dis tress from her stomach, but she tried Elec tric Bitters which helped her at once, aud, after uslug lour bottles, she is entirely well, can eat anything. It's a grand tonic and its gentle laxative qualities are splen did for torpid liver. For indigestion, loss of appetite, stomach and liver troubles it's a positive, guaranteed Bare. Only 500 at B. F. Hughes' drug store. DEATHS DURING THE WEEK. Henry V. Strayer, one of the most prominent members of tbe Rockiugbam liar, died Friday afternoon, after a prolonged illness. He was a sou of the late Crawford C Strayer, and was in his 48th year. Mr. Strayer possessed unusual mental gifts, and was among the most brilliant of tbe young lawyers in tbis State. In 18tKi he was a district elector ou the Democratic presidential ticket, and the following year he was a candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for Attorney General. His health failed during tbe canvass, and he had since beeu a confirmed invalid. Mr. Strayer is survived by a widow and two children. His wife was formerly Miss Lizzie Wickham. daugbterof Mr. John Wickham, of Henrico county, JOHN D TRIMBLE. Mr. John David Trimble died at his home near Swoope, on Saturday after noon, aged ti-i years. Deceased was a descendant of the old Scotch-Irish settlers of this section and was held in the highest esteem by tbe entire com munity and by all who enjoyed his ac quaintance. He was a brave Confed erate soldier aud was a member of the famous Stonewall Brigade. He was a consistent Christian mail and was a member of Hebron Presbyterian church, and the interment took place in the cemetery there on Sunday nioiii- ROSS DODGE. Ross Dodge, son of Dr. W. B. Dodge, ot Stuart's Draft, died at tbe home of bis father on Monday, after an illness of only two days with appendicitis, aged 13 years. He was a bright boy and was loved by the whole commun ity. The doctor has the sincere sym pathy of the people in the loss he has sustained. Tbe funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. To Save Her Child From frightful disfigurement Mrs. Nannie Galleger, of Lafirauge, Ga., applied Buek lin's Arnica Salve to great sores on her head and face, ar.d writes its quick cure exceeded all her hopes. It works wonders in sores, bruises, skiu eruptions, outs, burns, scalds and piles. 25c. Cure guar anteed by B. F. Hughes, druggist. Roman News. Roman, Aug. 6.—On the 17th ult., : George VV. Switzer, a promising young man of onr community, passed away after a brief illness of kidney and dropsy trouble, aged ab-jut 28 years, tbe interment was at Salem church cemetery, on the 18th, Rev. Kenny Hott, assisted by Rev. G. A. Rizer of ficiating. Michael Hollar, our merchant and postmaster at Roman, has recently bought the John 8. Landes farm near here and will soon occupy the old I homestead, where he lived when a boy, the price paid was $30.50.00. The big hotel at Seawright Spring near here, is nearing completion and is an immense structure. On last Saturday the young people of our whole section from Bridgewater to Penrose took an outing in a gen eral old fashion picnic at old Strib ling Springs, many driving to Panacea in the evening. John Jones with Miss Vanlear led the party of over 50 young couples from Spring Hill, at 8 o'clock a. in., and there were more than 100 vehicles on the grounds. Yoor humble correspondent was there and was well treated by the boys. J. M. Hill, of Bridgewater, an artist of note, group ed the whole party of young people aud was quite busy taking snap shots in the evening. Tbe baskets and boxes were well filled with good things and dinner at 12- in., and supper iv the evening was enjoyed by all present. We had never seen quite so many pret ty young ladies, and some very young together before, but cannot say so much for the boys, but we hope Mr. Hill's camera is all right yet. After the par ty had enjoyed themselves on the grounds aud tbe surrounding scenery, good music sounded from the upper veranda of the hotel and many went up to enjoy themselves dancing before their return home. Mr. Root, pro prietor of tbe hotel, was courteous and kind to those present. ■ From Sampson, son, Aug. 7.—A little child of Jiayter's died and was brought dford county here and buried at Mt. Bethel church last Saturday. It is very dry bere and gardens are burning up. We notice that the corn crop in Rockingham is very good and if they get rain in a day or two will be a large one. Mrs. Ardena Huffman is up from Harrisonburg and will spend several months with hereon, W. Daniel Huff man, of this place. A protracted meeting was started at Harriston last Sunday night and will continue for a week or so. Twenty-five or thirty men were cut off at the mine last week and have gone to look for prosperity. The section men on tbe railroad were also reduced. It is reported here that the mine will shortly close down, but we hope that it is not as bad as that. The cutting scrape In Brown's Gap several days ago, when a fellow by the name of Shifiett cut B. Garrison with a knife so badly that when last heard from he was just alive. Shitlett was arrested a placed in Charlottesville jail, j ■ Buffalo Gap News. o Gap, A ng. B.—Stock shippers nmenced sbipping cattle and sheep to northern markets. The first shipment was made by Mr. W. M. Mc- Nulty, of McDowell, Va. Mrs. W. P. Keller, wife of the C. & O. operator at Crews, is spending a few days with relatives here. Miss Florence Rober of Churchville, after spending a few days with Mrs. J. W. Keller, bas returned home' Mrs. Dr. Hall Thomas, of Steele's Tavern, is visiting Mrs. J. W. Keller. Some big snakes are being killed in this ueigborhood, some having 12, 13, and 14 rattles on them. Mr. Trice has returned home after a visit to West Augusta. Joe King and Geo. Bright have gone to Portland to work. J. W. Speice, of Staunton, spent Sunday with friends here. Mrs. Thos. Myrtle, of Richmond, is spending some time with Mr. M.'s father, Mr. Jas. Myrtle. A camping party went to Elliott's Knob a few mornings ago to see the sun rise, and had a nice time. Rockingham Horse Show. The second annual exhibition of tbe Rockingham Horse and Colt Show As sociation will be held at Harrisonburg, Va.. Wednesday aud Thursday, Au gust 22nd and 23rd. This year tbe cash prizes amount to $989. Iv exhibition horses the classes iv elude high steppers, roadsters, heavy draught, waited saddlers, park hacks, hunters, hackneys, trotters, Morgans, Cleveland bays, thoroughbreds. Per cherons, Clydesdale, &c. The average prizes in these are $15, $10 and $4 in each class. In the three classes for hunters shown over tbe jumps the prizes aver age $30 iv each class. The racing program includes run ning, trotting and trot and pace events. In these tbe putses make, on an aver age, $50 tor first, $25 for second and $10 for third. In the trotting and pac ing, open to all, the purse Is $150. The Rockingham Show was largely attended last season and tbe exhibi tion proved so attractive aud success ful, both financially aud otherwise, that the association has grown rapidly since that time and now includes among its most active members timuy of the best horsemen of Augusta and Shenandoah counties. Who Should Attend Sunday School Con ventions. i 1. Every pastor. Why not? The Sunday school is tbe churches strong ally. It ig more. It is tbe church's life. Tbe Sunday school is the field of greatest promises aud possibilities. Tbe pastor of the church is pastor of the Sunday school, and be should know aud appreciate his position. Whether the Sunday school needs the pastor more than tbe pastor needs the Sun day school is a question; but there is no question that the successful pastor of the future is the pastor who has the deepest iuterest in the welfare of the Sy school. He will attend all very superintendent. The du t'es and responsibilities of the Sunday school superintendent are neither few nor trivial. The successful supei iu tendentisan intelligent, enthusiastic worker, aud needs all the help that a good couveutiou can give. Come and get new inspiration and strength for the work. 3. Every teacher. The teacher is the most important personage iv the school next to the child. Teaching is diffi cult. Teacher, have you not fouud it so V The convention will be a failure if it does not bring help to teachers. Examine the programme of the Coun ty Sunday School Convention, and see what there is in it for teachers. Bring your Bible, notebook, but. best of all, a mind seeking truth, and desiring a better equipment for teaching work. 4. Every county, district, and Sun day school officer. 5. Everyone who loves the Kingdom of God Tho War in China In tbe battle between the allied forces and tbe Chinese at Peitsang, north of Tientsin last Sunday, the allies attack ed at daybreak. At tbe first onslaught the Chinese were driven from their trenches. Tbe enemy then rallied and resisted stubbornly. The casualties on the allied side were heavy. The Chinese loss was enormous. The Amer icans who participated in the engage ment were the 14th infantry, part of the 9th infantry, together with Reilly's battery and the marines. It is believed in Washington that General Chaffee and a body of Ameri can troops took part in the fight at Peitsang, though this is not positively known. The Ninth and Fourteenth Infantry, Captain Reilly's battery of the fifth artillery and a body of marines under Major Waller are supposed to have been at tbe front. Other Ameri can troops are landing at Taku. A Shanghai dispatch to tbe London Daily Mail says: "The Pekin relief column is reported to have suffered a check. Tbe Chinese are said to have adopted Tugela tactics and after sev eral hours of fighting to have retreat ed. The main advance of the allied ar mies began last Saturday. This is at last definitely known, as W. R. Carles, British consul atTientsin, has cabled it to London in an official dispatch. Previous to Saturday only scouting parties had advanced. What a Tale it Tells. If that mirror of yours shows a wretch ed, sallow complexion, a jaundiced look, moth patches and blothces on the skin, it's liver trouble; but Dr. King's New Life Fills regulate the liver, purify the blood, give clear skin, rosy cheeks, rich complex ion. Only 25c at B. F. Hughes's drug store. The Wonderful Mamelukes. A tribe of Mamelukes imported from Morocco especially for the Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels is one of the fea tures of that big and always welcome organization. The tribe give exhibi tions in acrobatic feats which make them the marvel of all wherever seen and the route of Mr. Field this season Is one continued ovation to these won derful people. Those who have seen the performance say that nothing ap proaching it has yet been seen iv Amer ica. Everywhere the Mamelukes, whom be has brought over under special con tract and who must be returned to Morocco at the end of the present sea son, are receiving an avalanche of ap plause aud a landslide of laudation. The Mamelukes give their performance in tbe big scenic spectacle entitled "The Fete at Mecca." At the opera house Monday evening, August 27. Virginia News. It is said that fully fifty Lamps were in Winchester last week. Mrs. Mary Teresa Ambler, wife of Mr. Philip St. Geo. Ambler, and daugh ter of the late Mrs. J. M. Jordan, the authoress, died in Lynchburg on Fri day very suddenly from heart disease. She was well as usual and went to her room lor a nap, when found she was dead. Police Captain M. 11. Prince shot I and killed Charles J. Caution,a promi nent local politician, on Main street, near the United States Custcmbouse in Norfolk shortly after noon Friday. The shooting has created a great seusa lion owing to tbe prominence of the parties and tbeir former close political | and social relations. Captain Prince, who surrendered Immediately to Police man Watson, declined positively to make any statement. City Markets. Siauntoii,;Va., Aug.'J, 1 hod. Collected Uy J. A. Fauver & Co., and tbe White Star Mills. Country Product.. riour—paieui 4.1 X) family '1.75 New process ■.. 31.50 Wheat—new T.i to 75 Bugs 10 Butter 13 Chickens 10 Irisli Potatoes 05. Oats—slielleil Siisa Rye 00 Wool—unwashed 10 Wool -washed .. 30 Lard 7a«c Bacon—country cured, new Hams 10al2 Shoulders Ba9 Sides Saw Corn 50 Corniueal SI li> Mixed Hay 10.00 a 13.r0 Timothy Hay a 15.00 Clover Hay 9.00 a 11.00 RoYal Baking Powder Made from pure cream of tartar. Safeguards the food against alum* Alum baking powders are the greatest menacers to health of the present day. VIRGINIA— In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the Oltyof Staunton, August 8, 1900. Hannah Banks, Plaintiff. vs. Wi'son Banks, Defendant. The object of this suit ia to obtain a divorce in favoi of the plaintiff against the defandant. And it appearing by affidavit filed that the defendant is a non-resident of this State, it is ordered that he do appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this notice, and do whit is necessary to protect his interest. NEWTON AKGENBRIGHT, Clerk. Jos. A. Glasgow, p.q. aug 10 4t PSTER GOES FREE. Acquitted Of An Alleged Murder Twenty ■ Nine Years Ago. Alexander Jester, tbe octogenarian who has been on trial at New Loudon, Mo., for tbe last several weeks on the i charge of killing, iv 1871, Gilbert Gates, brother of John W. Gates, the wire , magnate, was acquitted tonight. Three ballots were taken. Wbeu the jury filed in the court room was tilled with an expectant throng. Soon as tbe jurymen were seated Judge Erby, who was in wait ing, asked Foreinau Joseph Barry if a conclusion had been reached. Barry answered quietly in the affirmative aud handed the written verdict to the Judge, which was "not guilty," Jester, bent with age and worn with watching, sat as if dazed. Finally realizing tbe import of the words, the old man arose, his face beaming with joy. lie moved slowly toward tbe Ken to thank them. tjinent later tbe spectators gave vent to their feelings iv a shout that made tbe courtroom ring. With com mon impulse, a rush was made for the man who made so brave a fight for bis life. Jester was almost smothered with congratulations. After nearly four weeks of tedious testimony the great trial passed into history with tbe buffalo calf and Hulen Lane, and the old man, after a second attempt to send him to the gallows, bad been set free. It bad been a trial filled with pathos—presenting the spec - tacle of a woman testifying against her brother in an attempt to fasten a crime committed nearly thirty years ago upon his head. There were three ballots t iken in the jury room. The first stood nine for acquittal and three for murder in tbe first degree. Tlie next stood 10 for acquittal and two for conviction. The third and last was unanimous for ac quittal. Rev. Dr. Wharton Arrested. Rev. Henry M. Wharton, of Haiti more, was placed under arrest at Ocean City, N. J , Satnrday. Dr. Wharton is charged by Miss Soiuers, of Ocean (Jity, with obtaining money under false pretences. Dr. Wharton went to Ocean Grove at tbe close of tbe Spanish American war, and agitated a home for destitute and orphan children. Miss Homers, it is said, offered him a home for the purpose. The house was to be pnt in trust, but it is alleged that Dr. Wharton secretly bad the property made over to himself. Mils Souiers claims that she signed tbe agreement without taking the precaution of read ing tbe papers. It is further alleged that in Virginia, Dr. Wharton borrow ed $5,000 on the property, but at bis request the mortgage was never re corded. Later, it is claimed, he bor rowed a further sum of $8,000 from A. W. Cooper, of Baltimore, using the property to effect the loan. Rev. Dr. Wharton led a strenuous life in Baltimore. Going there from Virginia in 1881, he assumed the pas torate of a small Baptist church on Lee street, that city, which be gave up to go in the publication business. Mean while, Dr. Wharton was engaged actively in street evangelical work among the fallen women and degraded men of the city, and formed many pro jects for tbe reform aud the ameliora tion of tbe condition of the children of the streets and of tbe slams. Of these the most famous is the "Whosoever .Mission,''for children, in Dr. Whar ton's native State, Virginia. A few years ago be organized the Brantly Mission Baptist Church. Of this Dr. Wharton remained pastor until about a year ago, when be suddenly resigned aud left the city. It was freely inti mated at the time that bis departure was largely due to financial troubles, but no suggestions of dishonesty were made against him. Rev. Dr. Wharton entered $1,000 bail for his appearance at the next term of tbe Monmouth County Court at Freehold, N.J., Dr. Gilbert E. Palen, of Philadelphia, becoming bis bonds man. He preached to large congregations at Ocean City Sunday, both morning and evening, at tbe Auditorium. At the night's service he spoke ou tbe charges and said that be will be thor oucjrfily vindicated. Dr. Wharton was born at Western View, Culpeper county, September 11, 1848. He was the youngest of eight children At tbe age of fifteen years lie enlisted in the Confederate army, : aud served under General Lee. They Struck It Rich. It was a grand thing fur this community that suoh an euterprising firm as B. F. Hughes secure 1 the agency for Dr. King's New Disoovery for Consumption, the won derful remedy that has startled the world b) its marvelous cures. The furor of en thusiasm over It has boomed their business as the demand for it is immense. They give free trial bottles to sufferers, and pos itively guarantee it to cure coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, croup and all throat and lung troubles. A trial proves its merit. Frice 50c and $1.00. We've a Hobby -- It's jewelry repairing, watch ad justing. We invite difficult jobs. The more exacting your taste the more anxious we are to bave you know us. We're schooled to please critics. Our prices are so reasonable for tbe class of work we do that they can not be found fault with. When you spend a dollar with us you get one hundred cents worth of certainty. Your jewelry cleaned free for tbe asking. SWITZER&GRUBERT, Jewelers and Opticians. BTAUNTON.VA. Phone 343. WILL IT BE bryan or Mckinley? That is a question, but thereis do «,ues t ion as to wiiicli DRILL le*4*»H others? SU-'EKInR WestiHrant.ee in the new iinpr iwd i Lighter llrafi aud the most rniforni distrl tiim iit'Cratn and Fertilizer than any Drill sold. < all and see mir drill to he convinced. We call special attention to onr different brands of FERTILIZERS That are absolutely unexcelled for Wheat and (Irass. A trial will convince you that it pays to buy the best. We also Invite your at tention ioour different lines of other goods: SPRING TOOTH AND DISC HAK HOWS, PLOWS and PLOW KKPAIHB or nil kinds for Less Money than any one else will sell you. The old reliable BROWN WAGON will outwear all others. Call and see us. 11 Kennedy & Crawford, I STAUNTON, VA. fENSES. In buying hats, gloves or shoes l*i doesn't make so much difference. Iff you get a bad article it will soon wear out, and you know better next time. A bad lens will wear out nothing but your eyes; often without your know ledge. You cannot get new eyes. I believe that I am thoroughly informed upon all grades and qualities of lenses. I I am particular in buying to select only the very best that is made. Every pair of lenses that I sell undergoes a careful inspt ctiou aud thorough test before leaving my hands. I am equally particular that tbe lenses fit your eyes. It is to this that I give my most careful attention. I have a consult ing room arranged especially to my or der, and am thoroughly equipped for in asuring every defect anil selecting lei ses especially adapted to your con di ion. A caielessly chosen lens is one hundred times worse than none. H. L. LANG, Optician, lijililijl The E. R. Armentrout Hardware Co. STAUNTON, VA. VIRGINIA, To-wit:—ln the Clerk's Office of tbe Circuit Court of Augusta coun ty, tbe 31st day or July, WOO. John E. M. Oochenour and others, Plt'ffs vs. Columbia J. Scrogham and others, Deft's i In Chancery. The object of this suit is to wind up and settle, pay the debts of and distribute to the parties entitled thereto, tbe estate of John Hawkins, deceased, which estate con sists of legal and equitable interests in certain real estate In Augusta county, Va.. and certain personal property In Augusta county. And it appearing by affidavit filed that Columbia J. Scrogham, John W. Scrog ham, Elsie M. Scrogham, Benjamin Scrog ham, Sallie Scrogham, Andrew Scrogham and Sibley Scrogham, who are some of the defendants in tbe above styled cause, are non-residents of tnis State, it is ordered that they do severally appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect their interests in this suit. Teste: JOB B. WOODWARD, Clerk Braxton & Wayt, p.q. aug3-4t FACTORY tCADED SHOTGUN SHEtLS.^B "New Rival," "Leader,"*** "Repeater 0 ' Insist upon having them, take no olhern and you will get the best shells that money can buy. ALL DEALERB KEEP THEM. IE DO UI M OF JOO FUG. SOMETHING NEW! A new thing in tbis city will be to sell Clothing for Cash and at One Price, from now on we propose doing a strictly cash business and at one price only. You can actually save 10 per cent, by buying your Clothing from us. No matter whether its in season or out of season, as we intend marking everything down so as to give le gitimate inducements to cash buyers. If you want square dealing, you will do well "i.o give us a call as we mean to do exactly what we say. Lovegrove & Lewis, Clothiers and Men's Outfitters. 9 Masonic Temple. Phone 341. REMOVAL. I HAVE MOVED MY GROCERY STORE Across the street to No. 21 North Augusta Street, nearly opposite my old stand, where I will continue business with a tull stock of good in my line and invite my customers and frier: ds and the public to call on me. With thanks for past patronage, I ask a continuance of same. Truly, vi nbM I REDUCTION! Purine July we will give a special discouut of 20 Per Cent. OS of all purchases ot WALL PAPER. A rxre chance to ri ••■ rUe yjiir hniupcheitplv. linn I se stock to Select fron . Albert Shultz 10 W.-M Main St., 8T M'.NfON VA. » !BRYAN'S PLATFORM wtkmmaMMßnmsnt*m*! — -— .am Is made of Plank. CEILING, FLOORING, SIDING, &c , at lowest prices. Q f%X# L\ |k| Has all kinds DrC 1 An of ladders to climb upon his platform. ALSO CARRYS Flexible Cement, Roofing, Shingles, Lathes, &c , for covering all kinds of roofs, at lowest prices. Get our prices before buying. Yours respectfully, WM. S.BRYAN. Mg'r. Mutual Phone 50. Bell 33. jun 22 3m 25 CENTS 1 c»n fit any purne. as well as any aye with Spectacles—except such eyes as cannot he helped by (Spectacles. My S5-cent .Spectacle Is the tent of its kind but it Is a poorl9h kind still the person wtio cannot pay more will be helped, If tbe trouble Is simple Tar sight,' nM/k or'near sight.' My $10 Spectacle 111 Is a compound lens, tor eyes that I need them, in a 11 karat fr.iue. But tbe average eye troinlecanbe rem.•■tied for much leas; and you may rely ou my as surance that you will he charged only fur the kind of It ng necessary for your particular case, plus the rUbt price for the style of frame you n:av select from my large variety 10 DOLLARS FRANK IJIEIII., Jeweler and Optician. N0.2 3. Augusta si., Marquis Building MARY BALDWIN SEMINARY FOR YOUNG LADIES. Term begins Sept. 6, 1900. Location iv ! Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I'nsur passed climate, beautiful grounds and modern appointments. Students from 27 States. Terms moderate. Pupils enter any time. Send for catalogue. MlaS K. C. WKIMKAR, I'rin jul 27 4t Staunton, Va. THE ICE MAN With an experience of thirty years we have never found anything so satisfactory to both consumer and dealer as the coupon system, giving coupons for exactly what you order daily. These books are now on sale, with a cash discount of 10 per cent. J. F. Tannehill, Jr., & Co. jun 8 3mo J. E. SHEETS.