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AND VINDICATOR. le-iued every Friday morning bj j K. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor, t_.«t Mam Street Staunton Va. A S. MORTON, Bu.iae-- Masa.er. TBBMB OF SUBSCRIPTION: For One Year $1.00. If n i rlirnnnp For Six Months... 50. J lIIHUI (UlliD In order to avoid delays, on account ot personal absence,latter* and all eouiniuui catl-.ns for Ilia Hpbotator should not tii addressed to any Individual connected witn the offlce. but simply to Tm Spkotatok. Telephone In office connects with all elty and county lines. Entered at the Postoffl.ce at Staunton, Va . as second class mail matter. FEIB AY. SEPTEMBER 14. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET For President, WILLIAM JI.Wr.INOS BRYAN. Of Nebraska. For Vice President, Al-I.AI «f. ITKVENBOT-, or Illinois. For Congress—loll. Dlslrtct, H. T». nnon, Of Al'l inll " tl,olf In many parts of the eonntry now the dinner pail is full, hut of air only. a m ♦ ' Teddy, tbe tumbler, usually puts both feet in his mouth every time be opens it. : « -•— • Hon. John Sherman says, "tbe fab uloue wealth we are now taking to tbe Philippines will never come back." Whenever our farmers desire to sup port themselves and a soldier, tbey .hould vote to fasten Militarism on tbe country. When Mr. McKinley speaks in West Pirginia watch the railroads tumble, here wilt be low rateß aud plenty of aiiiH then. TheStaudard Oil Trust prevented many people from bearing Mr. Bryan at Parkersburg last week, but by so doing made many thousand votes for him. •—•-» Our money like our soldiers to the I Philippines goes away sound and good, but like many of them it goes never to returu agaiu. Not even the dust of its former self will ever be seen by us auy more. Teddy complains that Mr. Bryan »will not discuss the real issues of the campaign. He certainly will uot if the kkai* issuks are to be named by Teddy, and a discussion of Teddy him self side tracked. The surgeons aloiie iv the Philip pines cost the government $720,000 pei year, or $110,000 per month. Imagint tbe other costs of the war if the doc tors get this sum. Mediciues, nursee and all other expenses of the sick and wouuded are not included here. The C. & 0., it is said, has nevei ceased to regret the part it took in pol itics four years ago. The Ohio Rivei railway will never cease to regret tut part it took last week. Railroads mix in politics somewhat as an elephant dances a tight rope, very dangerously and awkwardly. Mr. Roosevelt in his speeches throughout tb<* west has admitted the danger from Trusts, but he advises moderation iv dealing with them, lest, as he says, we injure many deserving enterprises. This is begging the ques tion, and if the Republican party is again intrusted with power all the great devouring trusts now existing will become "deserving enterprises." That Santiago where the Rough Rider, Cowboy Teddy won such dis tinction as a soldier, was only a zephyr beside the whirlwind at Tien Tsln, may be gathered from such letters as a young Richmond boy, Louis A. Bos cheu, wrote his mother about the fight. He said in part: "The American losses of the Ninth Infantry, five companies, were 223 killed and wouud ed privates, one colonel, one captain, and two lieutenauts. The marines, three compauies, had 75 killed and wouuded. The total losses of the Euro kpeaii troops were 2,000." i ■» > — TEN -ONGRESSMtN. Virginia Democrats bave promised tbe National Commit tee ten Congress men this year. Can they fulfill the contract? We believe they can. There are a few doubtful districts, but we believe they will be carried. The sec ond is one. the fourth another, and the ninth another. It will be observed that our district, the tenth, is not in cluded in this list of doubtful dis tricts. We recognize that on two oc casions in the past this district hat sent a Republican to Congress, bul those were yeare of peculiar politics, such as cannot occur this time. Tbe Republican candidate on both occa sious was the same, be was a man ol force, energy aud personal magnetism. With all due respect to that party we must submit that ou this occasion the) do not have such a candidate and we doubt whether he cau carry his full party vote; whereas, the Democrats are becoming more and more united, and with the chances of Mr. Bryan's election brightniug every day, with such men as Cleveland's Secretary of State, Mr. Olney, filing the Demo c-atic heart, by his splendid philippic on McKinley ism. and Mr. Wilson, of Wat-biugton and l.cc, Cleveland's Postmaster General, falling into line, the troubles in New York disappearing and the party everywhere uniting against Imperialism, Democrats are 1 spired with fresh hopes, and renewed d .termination to win, hence in this d strict, as in allothers in Virginia are d (.affections disappearing, and a unit e I front being formed to destroy the p wrTB that would wreck the nation a id enslave the prople. SHORT POLITICS The report comes from West Virgin ia that when Mr. Bryau spoke there last week the people asked the H..U and the Ohio River Railways to give reduced rates and proper facilities foi them to get to Clarksburg and Park ersburg, where be was to speak. The B. & 0. made a reduced rate, but put on no trains to meet the wants of the people or to suit i he hour ot tbe speak lug, so that thousands stood wailing aloug the railway, with no means afforded them of going to the points of speakiug. and thus that road played a hypocritical part. Tue Ohio River road, however which Is owued a_.d operated by the Stand ard Oil Trust, refused auy reduced rate at all, aud iv additiou refused to allow the ear iv which Mr. Bryan was traveliug to be hitchtd to Us traiu. The loccl authorities were anxious to make rates, it is said, aud give facili ties, hut the report is that Mr. S. B. Eikius procured Mr. H. H. Rodgers, of the Oil Trust, tv deny the people auy cbauce to hear Mr. Bryau, except iv ao far as regular trains gave it, and the Oil Maguate agreed to this aud cut off the rate aud facilities. Had it beeu a circus or negro penic, or had Mr. Hanna, ot Ohio, beeu speak lug there is no doubt of tbe fact that all opportunity the people desired would have beeu giveu them to be present. Tbe trick was not well played The B. &O. tried to deceive aud was de tected. Auy road other thau the Ohio River road which is kuowu to be Standard Oil property, could have done such a thing belter. It was a very degraded kind of politics, but shows how the trusts treat the people and how they wield every influence Bo every act calculated to affect iryane chances. The thing has d consternation throughout tbe country and will make tbousauds of votes for Bryan. People who had never thought of voting for him before are now loud in their denunciation of these trust methods, and are declaring for him. Nothing could bave happen- Ktter for Bryan, and while we are i to denounce such work, we cannot but rejoice that this gallows prepared for Mordecai is ornamented with tbe carcass of Hayman. The mailed fist of corporations is visible in many places, it is visible always in its efforts against the people, but corpo rations, like other criminals, frequent ly go one step too far, and are detected, when the indignation of a virtuous public becomes aroused, and they go ignoininiously into punishment and disgrace. This is no exception to the rule, but Senator Elkins must feel a little queer over the part he has been icted in as playing iv this affair, begin to doubt whether be is as ite a politician as be has been given it for, and it is no wonder tbe Re Means are ready to concede West rinia to the Democrats. SUNDAY EXCURSIONS. We notice that oar city council has by a vote of 8 to 2 passed an ordinance forbidding Sunday excursions to Staunton. The crying necessity of such an ordinance, if it were legal, has nut been made manifest. The revival of blue laws has a >t been to tbe credit of many sections and they have not tended to increase the veneration of those seeking to impose them. We know of no power which can shut a city to persona who want to visit it either Sunday, Monday or any other day. We kuow ot no power to prevent tbe railways from stopping their trains at the depots within our city limits any day in the week they choose to, or to prevent their running just as many trains over their roads as to them may seem fit. When those roads stop their trains here just as many people can get off as desire to, aud as long as they behave themselves can stay in our town. The right of one citizen of tbe United States to go from one place to another and stop there as long as he wishes to, whether he be called an excursionist or by auy other name, has never been abridged by any sound law of tbe land, and when a body such as the city council of Staun ton undertakes to do it tbey have trenched on dangerous ground, whether from ignorance or design, we kuow not. We prefer to believe tbe latter, and we believe for their own self respect and to avoid bringing the city and themselves into contempt they should repeal such an ordinance as soon as they can do so. lt is not the desire of The Spectator to advocate excursions on Sunday, but it is our desire uot to see our councilmen un dertake a vain and foolish thing. Sup pose, aa we have often seen, a body of business men on an excursion through the country, say from Cincinnati or elsewhere, and tbey should land here on Sunday, would our police force re fuse them admission, and with club and gun drive them again into their traiu and order the train to pull out. If not, where shall the line be drawn ? We ask a reply in all sincerity. _ —•»_• UP TO GOL. HUBARD. Col. Hubard, tbe Republican candi date for Congress, is now and has no doubt been busy with bis canvass. The labor uf hunting votes in these desolate parts aud making such speeches as he makes, is evidently gre-it. and very trying to a man of his many years. This may form an excuse for his not having pointed out to The Spectator the "libelous and defuraatory" words contained in that editorial of the 10th of August, about which tie has complained so bitterly, after ample opportunity has been given him. The only remark in that ' editorial we somehow believe, which did or could have hurt tbe tender sen sibilities of this rather thin skinned person, was that he was said to have "negro loving qualities." Now if Col. Hubard will come out over his own signature and say he has 'no such qualities, or that to be ac cused of having such is libelous, we ' will apologise for having used that ex ' pression, and any other contained in that article. It is up to the Colonel to say what he will do. • __ * The Democrats of New York yester day nominated John D. Stand-held for Governor. DEMOCRATIC CLUBS. Mr. Wm. R Hearst, the owuer of th.- New York Jourual, is preeident of the National Association of Democrat ie Clubs, and in oriraniziug such clubs in every community. We sincerely trust lhat tue young and active men of Augusta county will take bold of this matter and assist iv tbe work. The organization is intended to induce every mau iv addition to his belouging to the club and vutiiur lhe ticket, to do some individual work, such as securing a uew vote, or changing an old one from Republicanism to Democracy Our readers should see that a club is formed iv every section of tbe county. They will have a delegate to the Na tioual Convention to meet at Indian apolis ou October 3rd. Address letters for full information to Max H. Isbmen, 1370 Broadway, N. Y. MR. OLNEY'S LETTER. We publish this week the principal part of a letter by Mr. Richard Olney, Cleveland. Attorney General, aud afterward his Secretary of State, ad vocating the election of Mr. Bryan. Mr. Olney, along with Mr. Cleveland and the entire cabiuet, was opposed to Mr. Bryau before, vow he supports him. It is just to Mr. Olney to say that Mr. Bryan is not his personal choice, but the principles for which he stands are Mr. Olney'b principles, and] he suhordinotes tbe man to the meas ure thus showing deeper couviction. The letter will be rend with great in terest, and is a lire brand iv the Re publican flax. Tho "Prosperity" Fallacy. From this time until the close of tbe campaign Mr. Bryan proposes to at tempt what he calls the ficticious pros perity of the McKiuley administra tion. He began iv his speech at Clarks burg, W. Va., to iusist that the pros perity argument of the republicans was uot a solid oue, and be will em phasize his assertions as the campaign ptogresses. Iv order to prove that even prosperity was not real, Mr. Bryan insisted that the improvement in business conditions was not perma nent; that failures were increasing; that the prices for farm products had gone down, and the purchasiug power of mouey was uot as great now as it was four years ago. "The Republican party." Mr. Brjau said,"hasnot rais ed the price of what the farmer sells, but it has raised the prices of what he buys." Not only this, but Mr. Bryan told of the strikes which bad occurred or were threatened by shut-downs which had beeu ordered, aud said that starvation would face the laboring man just as soou as the little store of savings was exhausted. Having drawn this picture, he uttered tbe following seutence: "The attempt to multiply the standing army can have but two excuses. It is either to help some meu exploit in foreign lands, or else to keep down iv this country by force the dis content that ought to be cured by legislation." Both Had the Symptoms. Hugh Farrelly tells a, good story il lustrating the gauzy character of the claim of Republicans that their party is opposed to trusts "A short lime ago," hesays, "oue of two twin broth ers became demented, and was found by examination in the Probate Court to he in that couditiou. A commit ment to tbe inane asylum was made out, and as the other twin, who close ly resembled bis insane brother, was able to control him better than anyone else he was deputized by the sheriff and the commitment turned over to him to convey the unfortunate brother to the asylum. Shortly after the brothers arrived at the asylum the sheriff re ceived the following telegram from the superintendent: "Twj brothers who look alike are here from your county with but oue commitment. Oue is constantly talking of building a rail road to the moon aud the other that the Republican parly is opposed lo trusts. Which shall I put in.'"— Kansas City Times. The county court adjourned on Tues for the term. ■ _> . Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell aud completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles shou Id never be used except ou prescriptions from reputable physic iauß,as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly de rive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.Cheney &Co , Toledo, 0.. contains no mercury, aud is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Iv buying Hall's Ca tarrh Cure be sure you get the genu ine. It is taken internally, and made iv Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle. Hall's Family Pills are the best. The Eminent Kidney and Bladder Specialist. ne Discoverer of Swamp-Koot at Work la Hit Laboratory. There is a disease prevailing in this country most dangerous because so decep tive. Many sudden deaths are caused by lt—heart disease, pneumonia, heart failure or apoplexy are often the result of kidney disease. If kidney trouble is allowed to ad vance the kidney-poisoned blood will attack the vital organs, or the kidneys themselves break down and waste away cell by cell. Then the richness of the blood—the albumen —leaks out and the sufferer has Bright's Disease, the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root the new dis covery is the true specific for kidney, bladder and urinary troubles. It has cured thousands of apparently hopeless cases, after all other efforts have failed. At druggists in fifty-cent and dollar sizes. A sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book telling about Swamp- Root and its wonderful cures. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. and mention this paper. umev - LEiier. Henry I.ooinis Nelson, foimerly edi tor of Harper's Weekly, has made pub lic a letter from Richard Olney, former Secretary of State and Att jruey Gen eral, iv which be gives bis reasons for supporting Bryan in the present na lioual campaign Mr. Olney iv bis let ter says, in pari: •"Tlie obligations of citizenship are avoided, not performed, by standing neutral in all election. There is always a choice betweeu the consequences of oue party's ascendency aud those of its opponent, and therefore the true ques tion before every citizeu always is of the general attitude uf a paity upou the vital issues of the day, and Whether, iv view of Hint altitude, its success is not the best thing iv sigbt. Such is the real issue uowcoutroutiug every Amer icau citizen. Be it admitted that the l>e_uoc.Htic party, its plat form, aud its candidate are opeu to much just critic ism, yet, all things considered, would uot its triumph be the best outcome of the present presidential contest ''. "lv my judgment it would be. Iv my judgment nothing is vow bo im portant as that the American people should take this, their first opportun ity, empliaticallv to protest against that excrescence upou original Repub licism, which may be culled McKinley ism—a term used solely foi brevity. "To support tbe conclusion to which I have come it is only necessary to consider what McKinley ism stands for —what is necessary iv indorsing it. "First—lt will mean that the Amer icau people sanction asyudicated pres idency—a presidency got for the Re publican party by money of a combina tion of capitalists inteut upon securing national legislation in aid of their p trticular interests. "Second—lt will mean that the Am erieau people approve the legislation thus obtained and justify such legisla tion as the Dingley tariff bill, with all its devices for taxing consumers and wage-earners—that is, the great mass of the people—in exoneration of accu mutated wealth. "Third—lt will mean that the Am erican people uphold the policy of greed aud contempt for alien peoples whose retriVmtives cousequeuces are seen in receul eveuts iv China; approve of our joining the ranks of international Und grabbers and sanction the rapacity as well as folly by which while pretend ing to buy, we iv fact forcibly expelled Spain from her Philippine possession-* and saddled ourselves with thegravest responsibilities. 81 rt li— 11 will mean that tbe Am people approve the tactless and policy pursued since the Philip quisitiou was made, th— It will mean that the A mer »ople approve the extraordinari ly fatuous policy or impolicy, or no policy at all, by which the Philippine archipelago, many thousands of miles I our shores, becomes an integral of the United States, while Cuba, ause and inspiration of the war, ; right at oui door, the key to the of Mexico, aud absolutely esseu o our defense against foreign at , is declared alien territory and led to all tbe rights of an hide ent sovereignty. Uth—lt will mean that the Amer people approve an abdication oi Mictions by the national legisla which leaves millions of human gs outside the pale of any recog -1 code of law aud signifies for our possessions for an indefinite pe militarism of the most unodulter sort, leventh—lt will mean that the irican people, having in their pres t the sole representative of the na ns a whole, have a national exe ve who fails to uphold tbe dignity the independence of bis great of who exercises its functions in sub ience both to other branches ol government and to the clamor ol ial pecuniary interests; who. con ning tbe acquisition of territory by c as 'criminal aggression,' wrests possessions from a foreign state by menace of continued war; who a the 'plain duty'of the government c oue thing today and exactly the jsite thing tomorrow. iighlh—lt will mean that the Am in people indorse tbe policy in sb tbe United States of America up in business as an Asiatic power welcomes the large standing ar i, the international complications, the entangling alliances, all of ;h are the enevitable incidents and equences of tbe 'Oriental role.' s intli —lt will mean that the Aui in people either don't see. or seeing, rove tbe great and growing if not ady overwhelming influence of ey in our politics. The natural, inevitable result (of protective ffs, subsidies, and tbe like) is that money of tbe country hotly pur the control of the government as source of more money—that the figures as a sort of commercial as -eplete with possibilities of pecun profit for its fortunate custodians, uld McKiuleyism now again pre it will uot be because it is not cur ly distrusted and disliked by the it body of American electors. It be because of the influence of the ie and of felicitous application of noriuous campaign fund—becaus. n'investment scare,' which, if in c measure genuine, will be in much er measure artfully worked up for ;ion ends, f the success of the Republican y next November means all that I c stated —and how can it mean thing less "r I—but1 —but one conclusion us possible. The calamitous possi ies said to inhere iv Democratic :ess in tbe ensuing election, exag ted as they are by partisan zeal subsidized ingenuity, are out ,'lied by certainties of mischief iv ed in four years more of McKiu* • in. Stock exchange panics, often c to order, generally irratioual, now freely predicted by those know bow to make their predic s good and are sure to profit by tever caprices tbe market may in :e in, are as dust in the balance pared with the enduiing evils to lt from the vicious national poli wbich the American people are desired to impress with tbe zea 1 leir favor and to thus perpetuate finitely." Hacking There is noth- i. ing so bad for a ;*■ cough as cough- < ing. It tears the ► tendermembrane > of the throat and 4 lungs, and the wounds thus . made attract the 4 germs of con- U sumption. Stop your cough by . using the family < remedy that hac ■ ►* been curing „ coughs and colds * oi every kind for '< over sixty years. You ► can't afford to be with- > out it. I %^r __r __ • mm loosens the grasp of your cough. The congestion of the throat and lungs is removed; all inflamma tion is subdued; and the cough drops away. Three sizes: the one dollar size is the cheap est to keep on hand; the 50c size for coughs you have had for some time; the 25c. size for an ordinary cold. "For IS years I had a very bad cough. The doctors and everybody else thought I had a truo case of coa.ump.lon. Then I tried Ayer's Cherry Peotoral and it only took a bottle and a half to cure me." F. Marion Miller, Oot. 28,1808. Camden, N.Y. Writs the nootor. If you have any complaint whatever and de.lre V lB beit medical adTlee write the Doctor Lew.ll.__... Colonel Frederick A.Stewart, a Con federate veteran, died Sunday at the Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home, at PikeßVil'e. He was flfty nine years of age, and is survived by a widow, two eons aud two daughters, who reside at 411 nor.h Charles street, Baltimore. Colonel Stewart was a na tive of Fairfax, Va , and served under General Robert E. Lee. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. STEAYED from my farm, a white briu die steer calf, eight months old, branded D on right hip. Reward for same. A good farm hand wanted. W. N. BANNER. sep7 3t* Folly Mills, Augusta Co., Va. AN UP-TO DATE BARBER SHOP un der the Augusta National Bank, cor. _am and Augusta streets. S. D. Davis, aud W. 1* Bush, of Roanoke, the barber-*. Give us a call. aug7-4t (m REWARD.—I will pay the above *P'_ reward for the return of a Model 57 Columbia wheel. No. 1109, stolen from my place on Wednesday; by a young man about 5 feet ten inches tall, slim built and no heard, sep Hit J. L. BRENAMAN. W. I*. Olivier Sc Son, Auctioneers. SALE OF Personal Property. As Committee of Dr. J. M. Watson, 1 will sell at public auctiiuruu the farm ot Dr. J. M. Watson, at Fishersville, on WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19th, at 10 o'clock a. m , the following personal property belonging to Dr. J. M. Watson : 5 good work horses, these horses are regu lar farm horses, and all heavy draught and iv good condition. 4 tine three-quar ter Jersey Cows, these cows are all young, fine milkers and extra butter makers. 1 fine 1-year-old Jersey Bull, 14 fine ewes and 1 buck, 1 4-horse Brown wagon, al most as good as new, 1 4 horse wagon in good condition, 1 Bickford & Huffman drill, almost as good as new, 1 Pulverizer (.Kemper A McCue), 1 Deering Binder, in good condition, 1 old McCormiok binder, 1 good hay rake, 2 spring tooth harrows, 3 Oliver Chilled Plows, 3 double shovel plows, 1 Deering mower, in good condi tion, 1 Wood mower, 1 Empire drill, 1 wheat fan, 1 cider press. 1 corn shelter, 1 wheelbarrow, 1 buekboard, 1 surry, 1 dog cart, 1 sleigh, farm harness, buggy pole, old wagons, ox cart. post hole digger, 35 wheat sacks, pitch forks, and in fact everything connected with a first class farm TERMS OF SALE—AII sums of *10 and under Cash, all sums over $10 negoti able note with approved personal security, payable in four months from day of sale without interest. H. H. KERR, Committee for Dr. J. M Watson. mm It it DENNY'S Walking Skirts are the latest style, assort ment the largest end most varied. Don't fail to Hee this line before the assort ment is broken. Tliev come in Oxfords, Oreys, Browns and Blacks. Dress Goods. A ehoiee line of GOLF KOITIUdS, -loiu.-npnuß. Cheviots, Venetians aud Broadcloths will (« found in our dress goods depart ment. Linens. We want to interest the housekeeper too, so will ask their special attention to our line of Table Linen, Napkins and Towels, and will make it interesting for you. Jacket Suits. \\ ~ will talk .7 cket -ni!* a little later, sn lnl,l a ..tir-flf in reaiHtii—s los c I'■ i* be»>t I nr nii.l choiceM hI\I--« • li-tI Viii| lie in lhe tmwi litis sennun DENNY'S Wedding Day! Sunday! Holiday! and Everyday Clothes for Men's Suite made to measure and to Dt, We sell ail clothing needs of men from Uiuler shirt to Overcoat, from Shoe to Bat, and cater to the critical buyer in price aud quality. Iff Men'H // V Furnishers. *** / BURR FLOUR ! ASK YOtJR GROCER FOR IT! We guarantee our "Triumph Hurr Flour" to be strictly high grade and pure. It is nianufactuieil from select wheal, and is endorsed by physiciane. If your grocer lias not got it. semi your Drder dinct to the mill. It will re ceive prompt attention. J. F. CRICKENBERGEB, sepl4 3ni Greenville, Va. TO LEND.—S2,SOO. Real .state security only. Ml li.iiany & HILLEAKY. aug 24 if WANTED.—A capable, pleasant tern icred white woman to nurse two small iliildren and assist in household duties. References. Address. Mrs. I*VMA_N (JHALKLEY, sep 7-2t Staunton, Va. THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Stock • holders nt .he Valley Kailroad Co. will be held accruing to the by-laws on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10. at 12 o'clock «., in the law office of J., J. L. & H. Bura >ardnei, in the city of Staunton, Va. AU(i. FAURE, sep7 4t Secretary. UIHKN intending to get something to " mark the graves of your loved ones call on W. S. KEKK, No. 30 N. Augusta St., Stauuton, Va. Dealer in all kinds of Tombstone Work. Satisfaction as to work aud prices guaranteed. CE UTILE FARM -100 acres, for sale or • exchange, Nelson county, for small one in Augusta county. Grand stock and fruit place. Nice country home with or chard for sale or rent. Addrees, BOX 20, aug 3141* Afton, Va. Farms for Sale by Mcllhany & Hilleary, Staunton, Va. Ist. We offer a very desirable farm of 300 acres, reasonably close to tills city. Land lies well, is eislly cultivated and Is In very good condition. The improvements consist of a very con.fortable dwelling, excellent barn, and other outbuild! gs. There is a good orchard and about 40 acres In t|—her. An Immediate sale is Important $0,501 would be considered. 2nd. A very desi.able property, directly at a station on C. & (1 Ity.. and close to large manufacturing plaits, containing 250 acres, most of it level, with some excellent mead ow land. Frame dwelling and a number of outbuildings Store on corner of property, which could be conducted profitably. Fli.e fruit of choice vaiictles. This place should tlnd an immediate buyer at $5,0(0. 3-d, Certainly the following described farm should prove a good purchase. It con tains HSfl acres, and Is within 2 miles of sta tion, In a section of county where lauds should advance In value. A large succeosful manufacturing enterprise is within one mile and a new flour and grist mill close by. There are about 100 acres of rich bottom land, und the remainder will take readily in blue grass: ne_rly IW acres iv timber, build ings plain. Some fruit. Fine springs, and river in front. Price $5,000. Ith. We must sell this property—a choice little farm of 110 acres, B.ij miles from city. Most of the land is ve-y pi-od active and well tilled. Comfortable frame dwelling, small barn, splendid water, some fruit. Kxamlne this at once, and let us have an offer of sth. Is this a bargain ? We think so. 200 acres of land, some of which is very produc tlve. In a beautiful section, close to station, and fronting a splendid road, Improved by a 5-room frame dwelling. We can show this in b0 minutes. Price f4,5i)0, cash. fith. Recently placed on onr books is a 150 acre farm, in a tine section, IX miles < f sta tion. This land is strong and produces large cr->pn. Fine running • ater, -omfortable brick dwelling, barn, excellent orchard. This is a most desirable h >me, which we rec ommend to a..y one wanting to Invest "th. If you have $',750 to buy af» rm with, let us show you 103 acres of very good land, in one of the best sections .. f this county, 2 miles of station on C. & O. Ky., and 2* of sta tlon on N. & W. Ky. You will see fine corn and grass on this property, and the tenant tells us he has raised 30 bushels of wheat to the acre on one field, Small house, ordinary outbuildings, some fruit. Sth. Do you wish a complete property We have .lust had placed in our hands 100 acres of cultivated laud, well fenced and watered. Immediately at station, reasonably close to city, well improved by brick dwelling, large new barn and all outbuildings in good con dition. Price $7,K00. ilth. This farm is located 3 miles west from Kapidan Station on Southern Ky , In Culpeuer county, Va. The immediate sur roundings cannot be surpassed in Virginia. On every side there are good farms occupied by the owners, and 12 elegant farm houses are in full view and surround lt. This farm contains 450 acres, about M of which are In timber, SO acres alluvial river bottom, subject to overflow, but does not wash. The overflow Is back water which leaves a rich depo-it after every fieshet, therefore lt can be cultivated in corn every year, making from 50 to '0 bushels per acre. The highland Is gently roollng. Intersected by 4 small creeks which flow thrrugh the farm about equal distance apart and empty into tlie river. Tlie soil is red chocolate, filled with a soft eravel rich In potash and other plant food, the decay of which each year keeps up its fertility. Stop plowing and it ruus naturally to blue grass Th ii upland Is divided into 0 fields of 50 acres each with never failing spring or living water in every one. The buildings are on an elevation overlooking the river and consist or a 0 room 2-story frame dwelling, bank barn 51x1*6 feet, grain barn, servant houses, etc. Klue crops of hay have been cut from every field, and the entire farm might be turned into a meadow, $10 per acre, Uth. Small rlace, 28 acres, 7 miles from city, right at po-ttofflce, churches and schools— 'lH acres'f orchard,spring in every fleld, new rrame house, stable, etc. Price $1,25i>. tub. Comfortable and attractive subur ban home—3 acres, excellent garden, choice trui*. 8-room frame dwelling stable; 1 mile from street car terminus. Apply to MoII.KANY & HILLKARY, Staunton, Va , for fuller information as to above and concerning other properties. City and Suburban Property for Sale by Mcllhany & Hilleary. Ist. A delightful home, large brick resi dence, all modern conveniences close to ear line. Rverything in nice condition. Owner will accept much less than cost.* 2nd. A most attractive suburban proper ty, 4 acres of luod, excellent orchard ■ f choice fruit, tlie garden, frame dwelling, stable, about $500 recently spent in Improve men Is, electric line within >i block. This is a choice place, $1,000. Srd. 100 acres. Immediately on the edge of city, having an eastern exposure, which we can sell off In ft, 10 or 311 icre lots, at tlguies that will induce tlie building of suburban homes. 4th. ! ft select building lots in good part of city. Owner anxious to close out tills prop erty. stli. Very desirable frame residence, beautiful location, everything ahout the property carefully and attractively con structed, l'rompt sale Important. 6th. Within one block of street car and close to the park is a home we offer for sale on account of owner leaving the city. The residence is very comfortable and In wood repair. The lot has upon It some fine fruit. $1,000 will buy this now. 7th. Very good property. Oood as a home and as an investment—Groom house with garden, some fruit, 8 blocks of street car line; $Sfti was the price, but an offer of $775 may buy it. Should rent for $7 per month. Bth. Absolutely necessary to sell a large desirable frame dwelltuKon Sears' Hill, good locution aud nice property. Very cheap at $15). 9th. Small brick dwellingand large lot on electric line. Assessed value $1,000. Will submit $950. Certainly this is an opportune time to buy a home. Will make up full list upou appli cation. Call at our office for information. aep7-4t McILHANY & HILLEAKV.H THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD! See the architecural marvel of ingenuity in our ."how Window, lie M 11. S. Bnildine at Paris, France, Exposition. lluilt up in our wiudow like a fairy palace from hundreds of poui.ds of snap to advertise the most remarkable soap bargain ever offered iv this city. The Royal Cuticle Soap, The triumph of modern soap manufacture and selling. It is highly medicated Soup of most agreeable toilet and medicinal qualities. The regular price for the Royal Cuticle Soap is lOe. per cake, (all without ancy wrappers and pictures.) which cost money. To introduce this Soap in Staunton and Augusta County, we have the special privilege from the turnout aeturers of gelling this inc. soap for a limited time at 3 cakes for lOe, 40c per iozen. We are sole agents fur Staunton and Augusta County. Come early jefore the rush commences. Three Cakes for lOc- The American Stock Co. A/ W. MANLEY, house and "* UKSAMUnTAL PAlN'l'KK.—lSfcll nates given on work to tie done at any ilace. call up l'lione No. IT.", Staunton, Va. jul 27-tf RGRIGULTURAL 1 LIME $1.00 PER TON. FKI.I.SWORTH I.IMK *«-IlllKS. REEVES CATT. Agt.. Bodle, Augusta Co..Va Manufacturer of Agricultural and Build ers l*inie. also No. 1 Rock UM. Send foi card with price list. Apr 20 3m "Wpia Female Institute," The Fifty-Seventh Session Opens Wed nesdav, September 19, 1900. Catalogue can be had at Caldwell-Sites Co auglT 5t MISS MARIA P. DUVAL. )rs.G.A.&A H. Sprinkel, DENTISTS, 108 W. MAIN STREET. Modern methods. Crown and bridge work. To Farmers' Clubs and Dealers ! I will state that I have on hand about 100 tons of Prime Tennessee Phosphate more than I can use for my regular trade that I will sell Below Bait, or Bictaoci Prices. For tnv rpenlar trade I have oh hand over 200 tons in nice condition for drilling-, and can supply all orders prom i it I y. Call aud see me before buying. J.E.GRAHAM, aug 17-6t A. B. W. CRUM, Manufacturer of and Dealer in HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS. Also all kinds of Fertilizer Materials, such as Kainit, Potash. Soda, Blood, Etc All the Fertilizers 1 Sell are uianufac tureil of first class materials and standard guaranteed. They have sold in Augusta and adjoining counties for years aud I cat refer you to hundreds of purchasers win have used them and are still using them My goods are dry and in fine condition foi drilling:. I believe it will pay you to nsi these Fertilizers on your wheat and grasi crops this year. If you use them once, t he* will need no further advertisement t( make a regular customer. AU I ask is tha you will dive me a trial and I am sun that I can save you money by doing so Be sure to call and get my prices and ex amine my eoods bsfore buying elsewhere as 1 can make it interesting to you. All kinds of first-class Grass Seed a spe lialty at low prices. I am yours fur business, B. W. CKUM, augl7-flt Opp. 0.._ O. Freight Depot. Feriz6Mu.ee__. BAKER'S PHOSPHATE Still leading. None gives more satisfac ;ory results. Has been tested in this sec ;ion for twenty years. Better than others ot much higher cost. WE HAVE ALSO Acid Phosphate (South Carolina Bone), Fine Ground Raw Bone Meal, Dissolved Animal Bone, Ammoniated Phosphates, Kainit' &c , &c. I_r Prices to suit the times. — SEEDS. — Ohoioe Western Clover, " Timothy, " " Orchard Grass, '• Red T ip, Fancy Kentucky Blue Grass. Call and see us. BAKER & BROWN. aug 24 lit Bring Your Eye Troubles to Us. Here you find skill and low prices—a combination notto be found elsewhere. AIIOUT OUR SKILL. We've been eye experts for some years —know every branch of tbe business— and will examine your eyes without cost. (live you tlio benefit of our knowledge and if you don't need glasses we'll tell yon so. AI-OIIT HI PRICES. Lower than any one else, because small profits satisfy us. We'll please yon and you'll send your friends. Rath»r take a siurll proiit from two than a big profit from one. FRANK l-IKHI.. Jeweler and Optician, No. 2 S. Augusta St., Marquis Building r^OMMISSIONEK'SOFFICK, (J Staunton, Va.. Aug. 28, 1900. Brown, C. W.. etc. vs. Brown, Jacob H,et als. All persons interested in the above st) led chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta count}, entered iv said cause on the lllb of June, 1900, 1 shall at my office in Staunton. Va., on SATURDAY, SEPT. 29th. 1900, proceed to take, state and settle the fol lowing accounts: Ist. The liens, if any, binding the prop erty of which Rebecca Brown died seized, in the order ol their priorities, and the de linquent taxes, if any, binding the same. 2nd. Whether said property is suscepti ble of partition in kind among the heirs at law of said Rebecca Brown. 3rd Any other matters deemed perti nent, etc. B. E. R. NELSON, Commissioner in Chancery. Gray & Timberlake, p. q. aug 31 4 ANYTHING you wish in the way ot " Monumental or Tombstone work, in either granite oi marble, at VV. S KERR'S, No. MN. Augusta St., Staunton, Va Oood work and low prices. Apr 13-tf COX SALE—Small farm of 92 acres. I (loud - house, burn, corn crib and granery. Uood orchard of improved fruit. Water convenient for stock. Location one mile west of Ohuichville, Terms reason able. Address. JNO PERRY k JNO. P. KIRACOKE, an K 3 2m Chnrchville, Va Patpn.C -'*• S & A. B. LACEY. Pat ■ aicuio. ent Attorneys, Washinglnn, 1). C., examination and opinion on pai.-n --tability and hand book free. 21 \«irs experience. jun 22 ly NOTICE TO TEACHERS! The various School Boards of Augusta i-o'itny will meet at the rollowing times aud places to appoint anil contract with teaeiiem for the session of 11100 11HII: m ■ 9 •— 3. I _* s i I I fl li a s as £o c**> (5 ■_** — -. _. Beverly Manor, SepS, Sep**. Oct 1, Stauuloa North River, Oct B, Oct 6, Nov.., Parnassus Middle River, Sep 7, Sep 7, Oct 22, New Hope South River, Sep It, Oct IS. Oct 15, Flsh'vllle Riverheads, Sep ML Oct 11, Oct 15 (Ireenv'le Pastures. Oct 5, Nov S, Nov 5, Butt.loU'p Waynesboro, Sep I, Sep I, Sep ,i, Wayues'l o Teachets will please smut theirappllcatloua to the various boards promptly, and be sure to state grade ot certificate. K. 11. PRALE, aug 21-4t County Superintend, in. A Mil Fai loi Sale. 1 will sell privately the farm of which |J. W. Cuppdied seized, lying aad being in Rockbridge Co., Va., on *he watcisof South River, near Uauhiue, a statiou on the B k O. R. R. This farm contains about 228 acres of land, of which about 180 aores are cleared, well watered, well fenced and in a tine state of cultivation, aud the balance is iv timber of fair quality, lt has on it a good frame 8 room dwelling bouse, bank barn, bay house, teuant house and other out buildings. ~ , TERMS—One third of purchase money cash, and tbe balance in three equal an nual instalments, bearing interest. A. M. CCOrT, sep 7-2 m Ex'or of J. W. Gupp, lUc'd. Commissioners' Sale OF A TALDABLi FARM IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VI. By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta eouuty, Virginia, enteied on the 15th day of May, 1900. in the chancery cause therein pending ot Ott's Creditors vs. Ott's Adm'r. Ac, the undersigned, who were thereby appointed special eoiuinis sioners for the purpose, will offer for sale in front of the court house of the county of Augusta, at Staunton, Virginia on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 1 00, at 19 o'clock M.. all of that tract or parcel of land in the bill and proceedings of said cause mentioned, of which Mrs. Elizabeth 11. W. Ott died seized, consisting of about 75 acres near Greenville, in Augusta coun ty. Virginia. This land has upon it a good dwelling and stables, barns and outhouses, and is the same tract upon which said Mrs. Eliz abeth H. W. Ott lived up to tbe time of ber death, aad upon wbicb John VV. Ott now lives, and is situated about 10 miles south of the city of Staunton. TEKMS—Cash in hand sufficient to pay tbe costs of said suit and sale and any un paid taxes upon said land, the remainder of the purchase price to be p-id in three equal annual Installments, to be evidenc ed by the three bonds of the purchaser with approved pirsunal security thereon, wairing the homestead exemption, bear ing interest from date and falling due in 1. 2 and 3 years respectively from date of sale; the title to the property to be retain ed as ultimate security. GARTER BRAXTON, CHAS. CURRY. WM. PATRICK. Special Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta County, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that Carter Braxton, one of the commissioners above named, has executed the bond required by decree of sale entered on the 15th day of May, IWO, in the chancery causes of Otl vs. Ott s Adm'r.. Ac, and Hays vs. Ott, Ac, now pending in this court. August 28,1900. 1 JOS. B. WOODWARD, aug 31-41 Clerk. ___________________p v Shoes tor tie Little Ones At Little Prices. The prices we are asking for children's and infant's shoes are no indication of their real value. We have them in BUTTON-- LACE -AT 50c, 75c and $1. We also carry a full line of Trunks. McH.HOLLIDAY, Up-to-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.