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oiaouir COURT. v a Judge. Lexington, Virginia. M-_t.'at_.a»ntou ou May Wand November 10 ot each year. COUNTY COCBT. . „„ ch.ivie\ Judge, MeeU 4tb Mon i_ach y e L mont'i Addres- Judge at Staunton. COUNTY OFFICIALS-ADDRESS STAUNTON. ?=:^s^^d.- Ker - Huerltt-Newton C. watts. Superintendent ot scbools-E. O. Peale, 8t rt r upi n o tf f KSS.«. wart-l. Arbor Hill. BEVERLY MA-.OR DISTBICT. supervisor- W. A. W»gi_!t2l__». Sable B -_ a, _ U Constable J. ». "" H _/mii_. ataunton. C. Browu, Swoope. MIDDLE KIVKH DISTRICT. ll^rTUita^^^ Dedtuee. Klsewander, Laurel uversuer roor —o. *• ***■»***■ Hill. __ Mr .r*ue Ft. Defiance; J. Q^^noV^w*^^.^*'^^ 1^ Knigbiley. w liverß Burketown. V.-r^oroMcoads 1 lIoSBS-E New Hope H. Moorinac, -t. D_fl-,__.--. N. X "hre -khise, Knlghtley; K. B. Koiner Kolner's Store NORTH -Mn UISTKIOT. Supervisor- M. » 8-___-Si£3s^ W. " o| r. _~,,,, Glade. M. Irwin ami David S ie«ts, LoWg %,„._. uomm'r.or "oads^J. a. Kai£<» lllreotoror Koads-K. C- Uia . - School I'rusWes- 1. &. Forrer, W. Hopewell. Mt. s>oion. Mossy Creek. PASTURE* DISTRICT. . „_ ii i Crawford, Buffalo Gap. tu^To^^y^e-l^ e ,inanionO, ll^aal^oa^^^att^StwU^ Uverseer Poor A. v. j.. cllu ,_hvllle; 0 M B ft l!urkrorf,g S W viu , -.J. , V.Mon.Komer y . D^_''r M uoads-UL.Tr.m..leHwoope ~r.r,.:7ry^^^ West Augusta. RITHRHEADS DISTRICT -4.,ervlsor-'_ MSmlle^MoffatwCr^k. __S_rt_i^*-^S^S^i _roof; W Wlaferro, Moffatts Creek; a. A. Hoad l.lrector-'r.J.rbo.npsou »wo»^. School Trustees -J. ft Lllley «■", ._*..„ Bumgardner. Greenville; J. H. McLutcnau, Staunton. SOUTH RIVER DISTBICT. snnervlsor -Billlah Coiner, Waynesboro. ComTT tovv'n"- W. L. Mowry, Waynesboro. innttiltVie-B O. Kerr, Fl-hei-vllle. OaaZSarteo*-*: %?**&llaa\¥eit, ■ Magistrates -S. I. Alexander. Me Off, J ..Patterson. Waynesboro;J. B. Hunter, "Ct.-'r-I. F. Leonard, Waynesboro. _S_J.lTr__ej_.-M. L Leonard, Marion Koiner, Waynesboro: «. D. Ham. » lshersvnie mn—---. JOHN B. COCHRAN, ATIORNEY-AT-LA.W. 2 Barrister's Row. - Mutual Phone 292. KEK, IIDBHH. KERK, Common wealth's Attorney for Augusta County. KKR & KERR, Attorneys-at Law—4 Law Building, Staunton, Va. W. H ' STAUNTON, VA. No.-, Court House Square. augß-tf H ENttT W - STAUNTON, Va. F. BKENNK A^IVIRN E V-*T-LAW, No. 10 Lawyer t> Kow, Staunton, Va. Special attention given to collections and chancer.' practice. Jan'_-tf Lw office of __ J.A. ALEXANDER, ATT. IRNEY-AT-LA W. No.tl Lawyer'B Kow, A C. BRAXTON. * ATTORNKY ANDCODNSELLOR. Office:-Rooms 111, 15,11, Masonic Temple. Jan IK, 'tw tf J. "■ PKKK¥ " ATT ORt.EV AT-LAW Second Floor, Masonic Temple,: Mutual Phone. Staunton, Va. tan tt L. W. H PEYTON. HEHBEBT J. TAYLOB. PEYTON & TAYLOR,! ATTORN KY-AT-LAW, No. 10 Barristers' Row. O E. R, NELSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND COMHISSIONBB UHANCEBY. OFFICE: No. IU LAWYERS' ROW, jan 4 tf STAUNTON, VA. CARTER BRAXTON, H. H. WATT. Com. Atty. lor City of Staunton. BRAXTON k WAYT, ATTORNEYS AT-LAW. No 23 S. Augusta St., Offices— 2 and 3. Staunton, Va HA It 111 11. BLEASK. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office—Room 8 Masonic Temple.: jan 6 Staunton, Va. JAKES BUHOABDNBB,.r. L.BUMOABDNEB. RUDOLPH BUUQABDNB J., J. 1,., it R. BCTMGARDNBK ATTORNEYS ANDCOONSBLLOKS AT LAW Prompt attention glveu to all legal busi ness entrusted to our hands. JOS. A.GLASGOW, A TTOKNBY-AT-LAW. No. 8 Barristers Row, BTAONTON, VA. aug 10-tf 1 M. QUARLBS, fl. LAWYER. Law Offices In Masonic Temple, STAUNTON, VA. HDGHU.BICHRLBERGBR, __ ATORNEY-AT-LAW' BTAUNNTON.V SEE MS BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR FALL FEUTILIZERS. ALL GRADES, FOR BOTHt-WHEAT AND GRASS. 1 alto carry a full line of Binder ani Mower Sections For all makes of machines. CHILLED PLOWS, guaranteed, at Lowest Prices. Harrow Points to fit any Harrow. __TAII kinds of Roofing, Wagon and Stack Covers. Mutual Phone 389. J. E. TODD 9 _P|j?B h.*ur R balsa_ii *fT^3S|W»STBC r le«r,>L. onJ Uaulit.e. Uj,^—* JH Neve/'i'slls to n** lo ?'^^ l__isl_k_________ l_iJ'cc< «°l> ""■-«.°" U * h" ir I*l— c_. juc.nciclll'iu— ICm^UU Very Important And Shi uld Be Read And considered carefully by ALL farmers, and particularly ibose wlio nave been using Acid Phosphate and ether mineral fertilizer" aud stimulants on tbeir lauds until me Hu mes bag been exhausted and tbe lands hard ened and tilled witb sulphuric Add to tbe detriment ul Bl! gras.es. Swift's Pure Bone Meal, Ground very One, and being free from grease decays readily and uulcfcly In tbe soil, pro ducing Hunias. wblcu like rib decaying vegliable matter, lighten* and wanna the null, absorbs and retains moisture.aud feeds tbe plant from start to tlnisb. NO BONE MEAL ou the market has a higher analysis, and tbe price Is no higher than f r tbe coarse rough bone. Swift's Bone Meal & Potash This art iole is Swift's Pure Bone Mealsup- Pl> lug tbe Ammonia, I to 4 per cent, and the hosphorlc Acid ■ to 26 per cent, in tbe pur est tor ni with Sulphate of Potash added and thoroughly combined, supply ing the Potash. Ito 1 percent, in the most available form of that ingredient. This is the highest grade wheat and grass fertilizer sold in the eouuty and considering the Quality, is tbe cbeapest. For Sale by JAS H. BLACK LEY. Agent for Augusta county. My Stock of Fertilizers for ibe Fall Season is large, and with tbe above, includes everything desirable in the Fertilizer Line,from the best idssolved Ani mal Lone ba-i.dowu lo Mlo Iti per cent Acid Phosphate (the lowest grade Acid I sell.) My best grades of Aiumonialed goods are selected with the view of getting irom our soils the very best results possible In grass as well as wheat, ami I sell uoFertlllzersexcept from the most reliable manufacturers under their own brands. Some Items lv Fertilizers are costing more thlsseason than last,but those who buy from me will Und that this is not to t heir coal, hut mlneonly.as I can and wlllglvemycustoni eis tbe advantages of the amount I Bave lv ' agent'scomml-slons and expenses by mak ing my owu sales at my ollice. 1 will have no one selling for me outside of my ollice aud rarmers who may kindly call ou me before buying elsewhere will find that in doing so they will do themselves good sejvice. I Make a Specialty of Clover and Timothy Seeds, And all who have favored me with their 1 trade know that I sell the best tbat can be bad in this line. A full supply of Fertilizers and Heeds will lie kept In my siore from the opening to the - close of the season, at the lowest prices • possible. MS H. BLACKLEY, Greenville Avenue, Staunton, Va. Julx"-2m Argus c &Ohioßy. IN EFFECT JULY 15, 19UU. KASTBOUND. Trains leave Staunton as follows: NO. a— _:0« A. M. Dally. F. F. V. Limited for Wash ington. Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Richmond, Old Point Comfort and Noi folk. DlnlngCar NO. 4— U1.56 A.M.—Dally.Express for Washington Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Richmond, Old Point Com fort and Norfolk. Dlnlngcar to Washington. NO. 8— 1:15 noon, Washington and Richmond (Mouutalu special; Except Son-Jay NO. 6— Ar. 9,1>0 A. M. Except Sunday for Rich mond. WESTBOUND.: NO. 3— 4:22 A. M. Dally, F. F. V. Limited for Clncln natl, Louisville, St. Louis, Chicago West and Southwest. Dining Car NO. 5— 12.U2n0 n, Day Express for Clifton Forge. Except Sunday. NO. 7— , 1:37 P. M.—For Hinton, (Mountain Special.) Daily except Sunday. NO 1— 7:39 P.M. Cincinnati and St. Louis Special Cincinnati, Indianapolis,St.Louis Chicago, West and Southwest Dining Car. For further Information apply or audresa James Ker Jr., Pass and Ticket Agent Staunton, Va. GEO. W.STEVENS, H.W . FULLER, President. Oen lPass. Act* -SJ^SOUTHE! Railway Schedule in effect Feb. 11.1900, For the South and Southwest. No. 3. No. 36 .NO 33.iN0.37 LvStaunC&O HO HO am 1100 am pSOpm t23opm ArCharvl'e" 1145 am i2_opmKospni I 405pm LvCharvT'eSo. 12 05pm •206pm!K!54am *721pm Ar Lynch, "217 pm 3 48pm 215 am 11 06pm Ar Danville" 445 pm 5 41pm 4 33am 12 40am Ar Greens. " 6 25 pm 7 10pm 5 4Sam 2 usam Ar Kaleigh " 245 am 2 45amil0 45am 10 45am ArSallsb'y " 7 50pmi 8 2lpm| 6 55am 315 am ArChat'ga" 740 am: 7 40am 1 1135pm1135pm Ar Chart.•" »33pm 045 pm 810 am! 4 Kam ArColumb'" 120 am 1125 am 7 00am ArAugu'ta" 800 am 250pml arSv'naSHyl* I 5 15ami320pml035am ArJax'vllle" 1 9-3aml74opm: 235pm AJAtla'aSßy 610 am Ssspm ArMo'tgawp 1030 am »20pm ArN.O-.L&N 810pm 7 40am Ar Blrmng'Sgl I 1115 am I 1135pm No.9,—Dally— Local for Charlotte and in- termediate stations, with connection for Harrisonburg daily, and Staunton daily ex- cept Sunday. No. 35— Dally—United States Fast Mall through Pullman Sleepers to Jackson- ville via Savannah and to Atlanta. & New Orleans.connectlng at Salisbury with sleep- er for Ashevllle. Knoxvllle, Chattanooga, and Memphis and at Charlotte for Augusta; and at Columbia with sleeper for Charles- ton. Also at Charlotte with sleeper for At lanta. Dining Car service. No. 33— New York and Florida Express —Carrying Pullman Bullet Sleeping-cart New York to Augusta with connectiu ■ tor Aiken; also to Jacksonville, connecting there wltb drawing room sleeping car for St. Augustine. Miami and Fort Tampa. Throughuoacb to Jacksonville. Dining car service. No. 33.—"Washington and Chattanooga Limited via Lynchburg." with Pullman But tet Sleeping-cars for Memphis and New Or leans throueh Bristol. Through coach from Washington to Memphis. Parlor and Observation car between Radford, Va., and Attalla, A la. Dining car serv Ice. N0.3".- Dally—Washington and South west ern VestlbuleU Limited, through Pullman Sleepers to Ashevllle, Hot Springs and Nash ville, via Salisbury aud Chattanooga; to New Orleans, via Montgomery aud Mobile to Memuhls, via Atlanta and Birmingham. Pullman Observation and Library Sleeping car to Atlanta. Dining Car service. Sunset pebbokai.lt conducted tourist excursion on this train every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from Washing ton to San Francisco without change. Trains from Staunton by Chesapeake and Ohio Railway connect In Union Station at Charlottesville with Southern Ky.trains INo.lt No. I tNG.I 12 Alt PM PM 6:18 1:15 Lv. Stsunton Ar •45 •3*i "Harrlsonb'g" , »30 717 420 "New Market" 8 41) 730 4-a '• Mt. Jackson " 834 744 443 " TSdlnburg " 818 753 456 " Woodstock " 808 830 s'»-' " Strasburg " 741 842 560 " Rlverton " 722 852 610 " Front Koyal" 713 10 60 s_2| " Manassas " 603 1185 .32 •' Alexandria •' 423 PM 12 00u *» IQlArWashlnittonLv 401 tDallyexceptSunday. 'Omsty. I Immediate connection In Union Depot at Washington tor and from Baltimore, Phil adelphia and New York. FrankS.Gannon.SdVlce-Prest 4 Gen. Kan W. A. Turk.General Passenger Agent. , J. M. Culp, Traffic Manager. L. 8. Uro" n, (1 en»ral Agent. Washington. D. 0. j ABOUT BELGIAN HARES. reeding of This Animal aa an Indus try Begaa. II Is N«« Claimed, Tan "tears Ago. In answer to a number of inquiries a regard to the Belgian hare, we md, upon investigation, that the ireeding of this animal in this coun ry as an industry begaa ahout ten 'ears ago. The breeders are natural y enthusiastic and possibly are too. iptimistic in their view of the future if this constantly enlarging business, t is claimed by them that no other me of breeding offers anything like he profits that the breeding of the Belgian hare does. Both the meat md the hide are valuable. The cost >f producing the meat, it is claimed, s not over live cents a pound at the nost, and we have been informed by , jreeders in the vicinity of Denver, I Cot, that the meat in that market i sells from 15 to 25 cents a pound, rhe meat of a young Belgian hare is highly extolled by those who are ac quainted With its quality, and all such unite in saying that as a toothsome article of diet it cannot be excelled by any meat that comes to our tables. The hare is exceedingly prolific, the doe sometimes producing 35 to 50 young hares in the course of the year, and does begin to breed at the age of six months. The food is that which is common ly eaten by sheep, and should be a variety which can readily be provid ed from oats, clover, roots, bread and milk, eto. All the shelter that is needed is an open shed that will always be dry and must be clean. Cleanliness in the hutch must be maintained. Three by four or five feet is large enough for a hutch. The | nesting box, which must be provided for eaoh breeding doe, should be three | feet long and two ieet in width and height. A portion of the cage should be covered with wire netting. Cove* the bottom with fine straw. A litter is from six to a dozen. When about two months old the young are weaned and the sexes separated. The weight of a Belgian, if pure bred, at ma turity is from eight to ten pounds.— Epitomist. LOW POULTRY HOUSE. It Coat* But Little More Than ■ "Shed" Hoofed Affair, and Ia Prettier by Far. In cold climates the poultry quar ters must be built low to conserve heat. The cut shows an excellent house of this sort. The rear is but ■\Jbg- LOW POULTRY Huu... four feet high, but in the front then is height enough for even a tall per son, and the work can all be done in the high part. Such a building looks much better than a "shed" roofed affair, and costs but little more. By removing the sash and substi tuting netting, or slats, it may b« converted into comfortable summei quarters. —Farm Journal. AMONG THE POULTRY. Keep one cock for ten to fifteen hens. Let the fowls fast a few hours befor« killing. Hens lay best at the age of one to two years. Always give fowls plenty of fresh, pure water. Sitting hens must have a daily run to insure them good health. There is no danger of the poultry business< being overdone because the demand is rapidly increasing. If a scratching place is provided where you can bury corn, your fowl will receive much benefit from the ex ercise. A quick way to fatten geeee is to put a few in a darkened pen and feed a pound of oats per day to each one. They fatten in two weeks. —Farmers' Voice. Proper Handllnit of Beea. If you know how to handle bees you can earn good pay overhauling the apiaries of farmers who are too busy in spring and fall to put their colonies in shape for the season. Many swarmi are worthless now that might bring good profits to the owner if cleaned up and perhaps combined with another. Wormy hives' and hives with old brood might as well be burned or throws in the sea as to be kept in their present condition. Let a man get a reputation for knowing how to handle bees and being willing to do it for others, and he would not find time to fill his orders. He would soon carry a large stock ol bee« and bee goods as well as honey to sell, and should make it all turn in good profits. —Midland Farmer. Varied nation, for Iloua. I feed my hogs corn and oats princi pally. Bulk of the feed, corn. Make a swill using corn and oats ground to gether one-third corn and two-thirds oats, and add to that a little wheat shorts. Hogs have run of pasture. Have access to salt at all times; plen. ty of wateT. Pumpkins are fed in the fall, also small potatoes and waste ap ples and such stuff from the garden not usable in the house. In fact any and all things raised on the farm thai will tempt their appetite and be con ' ducive to their health.—F. G. Barfoot, in Farmers' Review. Seashore Excursions The Norfolk and Western Railway aud Pennsylvania Railroad, via Hag erstown and Harrisburg to Atlantic City, Gape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Anglesea, Wildwood, aud Holly Beach, N. J. Tickets will be sold July sth and l'Jtli, aud August 2nd and 16th. Tickets good seventeen days, including date of sale. Stop-over of ten days at Philadel phia may be obtained on going trip, if tickets are deposited with tbe Agent at broad St., Station immediately up on arrival. Through Pullman Sleeper from Knox ville, via Roanoke, to Philadelphia and New York. A daylight ride through tbe Shenaudooh Valley. j For rates aud additional informa tion, apply to nearest Agent, or j W. B. Bbvill, I j_u_e22_t lien. Passenger Agent. WPMMO GOOD BARREL COOP. oultr> Yard Device Thai Ia So Sim ple and Inexpensive That Every body Can Have It. A tight barrel makes an excellent jop for chickens, as it is almost *ady for use as it is. Throw a lot F dry loam into the bottom, when *> f-^^aX^m^^m^^—W^a^UwmwGsJ _l_i_--P--?* GOOD BARREL, COOP. turned on Its side, to make a level floor, and nail two strips at the front, as shown. Make a front of laths as shown m the cut and place against the strips. A nail at either side will hold it in place. During the day let the. slatted part be at the bottom, so the chicks can run in and out. At night simply turn the front around In its place, so that the more solid part may come at the bottom to keep out prowling enemies and to keep the tks in.—Orange Judd Farmer. PRESERVING EGGS. Formula Used br Speenlatore and Dealers Engaged In tbe Boelneas Ku n fcarue Scale. unierous methods of preserving s are in use. The idea of all of them is to keep air out of the eggs, as by such absence of oxygen decay can be arrested for a considerable length of time, especially if the eggs are perfect ly fresh at the start and are kept in a cool, dark place. The standard meth od most used by speculators and deal ers at to put eggs in lime water. The process is as follows, this recipe having been widely sold at five dollars under pledge of secrecy: Take two gallons of water, 12 pounds of unslaked lime and four pounds of salt, oa in that propor tion according to the quantity of eggs to be preserved. Stir several times daily and then let stand until the liquid .has settled and is perfectly clear. Draw or carefully dip off the clear liquid, leaving the sediment at the bottom. Take for the above amount of liquid five ounces each of baking soda, crejni 'of tartar, saltpeter and borax and "an ounce of alum. Pulverize and mix thfse and dissolve in one gallon of boiling water and add to the mixture about 20 gallons of pure lime water. Thi» will about fill a cider barrel. Put the eggs in carefully so as not to crack any ol the shells, letting the water alwayc stand an inch above the eggs, which can be done by placing a barrel head a little smaller upon them and weighing it. This amount of liquid will preserve 150 dozen of eggs. It is not necessary to wait to get a full barrel or smaller package of eggs, but they can be put in at any time that they can be ob tained fresh. The same liquid should (; used only once.—Michigan Trades an. Shipment of Dreased Fowls. It is a common saying that the inar •t is never over-stocked with the best, and this is probably correct. Whenever the market is over-stocked it begins at the poorest quality to reject. If the market does not reject the low quality, it at once reduces the price to a point below cost of production and market ing. Therefore the only people that stand a chance of making money are those that send to market good prod ucts in good shape. In a way markets are always over-stocked, except in times of special scarcity. But the mar ket is never over-stocked with choice fowls. Great loss to the producers re sults from the manner in which fowls are dressed and shipped to mar ket. One man says that the quantity of fowls daily dressed and sent to market in an unsalable condition is _porinou«. —Farmers' Review. Peultry House Disinfectants. I It i» well to keep the fact in mind that pure air and sunshine are the best of disinfectants. They discount every thing in keeping the nursery coops in condition. Turn these coops over fre quently so when the hene and their broods are out on the range the sun may shine on them all day. If this is regularly attended to and their loca tion changed so as to occupy a fresh spot of ground once a week you can re lieve your mind of any fear of foulness which will be injurious to the chicks. This kind of disdnfecting costs nothing in the way of labor, and is one of the cheap things which is thoroughly good. —Farmers' Voice. Sell tbe Snrplne Males. Evtry rooster not intended especially for breeding should be killed or sold as soon as large enough to eat. Not over one good rooster should be kept on any farm, and that one cooped and mated with not to exceed ten hens, the eggs from those hens to be kept expressly for hatching. The other hens should be kept especially for eggs for market or table use, and no rooster should be allowed among them. On the ordinary farms about one-tenth of the fowls are roosters, which is about nine times as many as are necessary,—Farm and Fireside. OAOTORXA. Bssrstu The Kind Yeu Kaw Always Bough l Sunday Excursion.. Tickets will be sold by tbe Norfolk and Western Railway every Sunday, June 10 to September 16, 1900, inclu sive to Luray, Rivertou, Berryville, Shenandoah Junction, and Hagars town, at very low rates from all Sta tions Elkton to St. James, Inclusive. No baggage checked on Sunday Ex cursion Tickets. Bicycles will be carried without charge. See local time tables for time of trains at intermediate stations. W. B. Bkvil-., General Passenger Agent jane 15 3m O__.BTOI.X__,.. Bean tv jt Tin Kind VoniH»w Aha*, tikp MAN WITH THE HOE. ■■> Hae Disappeared from the Aver age American Farm to an l»- Ju-tlUuble Extent. * The man with the hoe is largely a memory. There is nothing that the average farmer so much dislikes as the hoe. Hoeing he regards as too bard work, and besides it is slow work. We have become so accustomed to rapid working and riding implements that we have no patience with the hoe. We do not desire to be under stood as trying to convey the idea that handling the hoe is altogether a I pleasure. We are not particularly in love with the work, but there is lots o work on the farm that is not particu larly inviting. Writers, arvt*, especial ly the editors of the city agricultural papers, may talk eloquently of the beauty of the flowers on the farm, the fragrance of new-mown hay and the delightful shady retreat, but if these fellows would spend a hot day In getting that sweet, new-mown hay into the barn—even with modern tools and machinery—or should spend a day in carting out manure, or even riding on a cultivator, to say nothing about walking after one, they would con clude that there were other "smells" _n the farm besides the fragrance of iiew-mown hay and roses, and that the shady retreats were a mockery to a man who must spend 12 hours in the scorching heat. Farming is not fun by a long ways. It is hard work anil some of the work is very disagreeable. The farmer's consolation, however, is that there is hard work in any calling. No, the hoe is not a fascinating tool. It is about on the level in that respect with the obsolete flail, but while it has been discarded to an unjustifiable extent it is an excedingly useful tool. We keep the hoe going somewhere on the farm almost constantly, and are satisfied that it Is the most profitable tool we use. It can be profitably used by cheap help, which cannot be said of most implements. A boy can hoe as well as a man, if ne will, nnd some boya will. We have a boy who we are satisfied makes the hoe pay. The modern hoe suffers because of the bad reputation of its old clumsy predeces sor, which was a backaching, hnnd blistering, dull and heavy tool. The modern hoe is light and graceful and should be sharp. It is easily handled and efficient. Let us use it more. — Agricultural Epitomist. ADJUSTABLE COVER. Useful for Many Purposes, But More Especially for the Protection of Uu) and Corn Fodder. The illustration shows a novelty m the shape of an adjustable covering for hay, cornfodder, etc.. which any farmer can construct by the use of few tools and little labor. Set four good, sound posts firmly in the ground; about 14 feet apart. The posts may be about 12 to 16 feet in length. Next make a rafter frame of proper dimensions to j_fi__J *■ I I? J ADJUSTABLE COVERING, fit inside of posts, and put on rafters and shingle laths, making when com pleted a pyramidal-shaped roof as il lustrated. Now have the blacksmith make four iron devices after the style of figure 2, leaving them like A for square posts, or bending in the form .lion n by B for round posts. Bolt one of these irons on each corner of roof frame so as to allow the roof to slide up and down the posts. Bore holes in the posts, and insert an iron pin or heavy bolt under each iron to hold roof at point desired. This completes the adjustable shelter, and no doubt many uses to which it may be put will sug gest themselves to the up-to-date farmer. Any amount of the feed may be removed, and the roof lowered, keep ing the remainder as well as before. —J. G. Allshouse, in Ohio Farmer. The I atver.ality of Grass. Next in importance to the divine profusion of water, light and air, those three great physical facts which render existence possible, may be reckoned the universal beneficence of grass. Exaggerated by tropical heats and vapors to the gigantic cane con gested with its saccharine secretion, or dwarfed by polar rigors to the fibrous hair of northern solitudes, em bracing between these extremes the maize with its resolute pennons, the rice plant of southern swamps, the wheat, rye, barley, oats and other cereals, no less than the humbler ver dure of hillside, pasture and prairie in the temperate zone, grass is the most widely distributed of all vege table beings.—J. J. Ingalls. Wild 0.1.. la Pastures. The wild onion is the bane of the pastures, but it can be eradicated en tirely if attention is given it. One of the remedies suggested for the wild oniJii odor in milk is to stable the cows about three o'clock and give hay, allowing their regular food as usual. The odor will pass off in the secretions in three or four hours. Every season, however, the wild onion regularly appears and increases, yet the pests are easily destroyed by pull ing them up or keeping them cut down. This may be tedious for •while, but pays well in the end. . m . PRINTING PRESS FOR SALE. The printing press on which The Spectator has been heretofore print ed is for sale. We have put in a new press which is faster, hence the reason for selling. This press is in good order and will print tbe issue of any ordinary country paper with ease. Its speed is about 700 per hour. No press made does better work. Easy terms of pay went will he given. Address. Stauston Spectator, Staunton, Va. immt Colds § re noted for hanging on. ■£ _ey weaken your throat 5; nd lungs, and lead to mt erious trouble. ■£ Don't trifle with them. s_: ake Scott's Emulsion at £. nee. It soothes, heals, ■£ ad cures. 5j 50c. snd $1. All druggists. *»5> Stomach Out of Order? /"•*o *•»-*- Eat. Sleep or Work > STDMachtablETS Create appetite, induce refreshing sleep, and mate work a pleasure. One Tablet, one dose. Immediate, Lasting;. Agreeable. Large Box (25 Tablets) 10 Cents. Made at The Johnson Laboratarlu, hie, Philadelphia. Dr. N, Wayt & Brother. ODIUM COCAINE""WHISKY 1 1 ______ IWI Habits Cured at my Sanator ■ ■•■■■ ium. In SO day*. Hundred** of reference*. 26 yean a Kpecialty. Book ou Home Trent men t nent FREE. Address B. M. WOOLLEY, M D., Atlanta, Ca. PHONE 4UO. J Dr. J. B. Rawlings, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat SDeciali.., Offices fitted up with latest modern appli ances for special work. _-_f~<ilasses fitted and guaranteed. Office Hours—9 to 2p. in; :i to sp. m. Marquis lluildiiif*. jul 20 lm JOB PRINTING NEATLY Racket Store! No. 6 East Main Street, A. E. HARNESBERGER, Proprietor. Hie Lanest Store in the Valley-9,400 ft Space. Only Department Store in this Section Handling all Lines of Goods. Having just returned from JNew York with the largest stock of goods ever handled by us, we are prepared to fill your wants in all classes of goods. We arc connected with a big wholesale concern of New York City, the largest of its kind in the world, who placed contracts for millions of dol lars worth of goods before the advance. This will enable us to sell goods as cheap as ever. Read Our Price List and Be Convinced! Ladies' Furnishings. I Ladies' fine quality Kid Gloves, Car ter hook, at 75c; the .1 kind. All best make Corsets, H & L, R & G and Artnorside. The best 50c Corset in town. Ladies' Gauze Vests sc. Ladies Waists from 35c to $3 50 Special—a lot of Taffeta Silk Waists at 2.00, would be cheap at 3.00 Ladies' Skirts from SO to 4.00 A bargain in Black Figured Mohair at 1 35, worth 2.00 Ladies' Tailor Made Suits 3.50 A bargain in a fine all wool Suit at 7.50, worth 0.00 Dry Goods Department. Best grade Prints 5c Apron Checks 5c A good quality bleached cotton 6 and 7 cents Black Suttine 8 and 10c Shirting Cheviots 7c, worth 10c Heavy weight Cottonade 10 and 12ie Good quality Percales 8c Best grade Percales 10 and 12c Linen Finished Crash 100 Lawns and White Goods. 50 pieces good quality Printed Organ dies at 5 and 6c, worth 10c Fine quality Organdies at 10c, worth 15 cents Plain White India Linens at 5,8, 10c Best quality Piqnei 10 and 12_c Black Lawn at 10 and 12c, fast color Remnants of white Lawn at Be, worth 15c Remnants of Black Figured Lawn at sc, worth 10c 36 inch White Apron Goods with border at 12c Dress Goods Department. In this department we have a few pieces left over in the Witz, Bnrk stock which we will continue to sell at 50c on the dollar, or one half their worth. Fine grade all-wool goods in light pattei us at 25c per yd Goods that cost wholesale from 32 to 38c per yd and would retail at from 50 to 65c per yd. Do you consider this a bargain 'i Nice patterns in Brocaded Blacks at 12_ to 18c per yd. Nothing prettier for shirts. All-wool Henriettas at 50c All-wool Serges at 50c, 45 inch Finequalitv black figured Brocade at 50c, worth 75c Fancy all-wool mixed CheAiots at 3Sc, worth tiOc A. E. HARNESBERGER, Proprietor, Staunton. Virginia. FRESH GARDEN SEEDS! THE FINEST VARIETY. L k M. Pis. B. F. HUGHES, DRUCCIST, No. ('. South AiißiitaSt. Millinery Department. We have enlarged this department as to space and stock, and we are now in much better shape to fill your wants in this line. We have employed an ex perienced milliner from Baltimore for this season. This will enable us to trim up your hat in a stylish and nr tistic manner at a moderate price. If you have any regard for economy whatever it will pay you to buy yonr millinery trom us. We have just re ceived the entire sample line of Balti more's leading millinery hottsos, which i we will offer at wholesale prices. We have trimmes hats from 1.00 to' 5 00 Sailors from 15c to 1.80 | Flowers and Ribbons in endless va-, riety. Clothing Department. Notwithstanding the advance on Clothing, we are enabled to sell this class of goods cheaper than ever. If you wili give us a chance by looking our stock over we will convince you. Cash will accomplish rnuchin the cloth ing market; this is the secret of oar low prices. A good suit uf clothes for 2.50, just think of it. Fine all wool suits at 5.00, worth 8.00 of any man's money Fine qimlity l.'lay Woosted units at 6.00. cannot be bought for less than 10.00 at any regular store Boys' suits from 75c to 2.50 Youth's suits from 2.50 to 5.00 Glass and Queensware. 6 good tumblers for 12c Fine quality blown tumblers 25c a set Glass stands 35c 1 -set Decorated Cups 50c Plates same price, beautiful designs White Queensware at lowest prices Dinner sets, 100 pieces, 6.75 A beautiful set, 100 pieces, 0.00, deco rated in 3 colors, artistically trac ed in gold Real Ciulsbad China,. 112 pioces, at 18 00, worth 25 00 Toilet sets from 200 to 6 00. Cook Stoves. The liest Cook Stoves made, guaran teed, at the lowest prices. No. 7. .7.90 I No. 8, 88.90. ty O E ! ISTGO TO J. A. Fauver & Cos. To Buy Hatoeiß and Saddle-*-, Horse Goods of nil kind*. Leather and Kiilitit-r lieltii.g, Endless Threclcei llelts. Shingles and Lather, Feed of all klmle, Muchiue Oil, Harner-H Oil, Foot Oil, Linseed Oil, Harness, Sole aril Upper Leather anil Fiicilii ft*, AII_AI Lowest Market Price. Hides and Tallow Wanted. J. A. Fauver & Co. _ k X 8. Augusta St., Staunton, Va. Mutual ttwmmMt. l_eliable persona of am-'chanit-al or luveuilve mlod desiring a trip to the I'aris Exposition, with quod salary ami pxp?i.ii>*i. paid, should write Thu PATENT l_K.ro.■__>_ Bkl.- lore. Md. Small Wares at Unheard of Prices. 3 cakes of good toilet soap at 5c Fairbanks White Cloud Soap sc, reg ular 10c size A good spool of Silk 3c 200-yard spool Cotton 2c M ucilage 3c Vacilene 4c Machine rii 4c Combs all prices Velvet skirt binding 8c Agate buttons 1 gross 4c Pawer best brass pins 3c Knitting silk 4c Furniture Department. Notwithstanding the advance, we are enabled to sell this class of goods as cheap as ever. Beds from 1.86 to 4 50 Chairs from 45c to 1.25 A bargain in an oak chair at 90c Solid oak suits at 8.50, worth 12.50 A beautiful 3 piece suit, large plate mirror, 16.50 Finer suits from 20 00 to 35.00 Separate Dressers from 5 00 to 10 00 Iron Beds all prices Do not buy furniture until yon get our prices. Carpet and Matting. 200 pieces of Matting bought from auction sale, from 10 to 25c. Extra heavy Seamless Matting at 18, would be cheap at 25. Carpets from 12| to 90c per yd Extra A 3 ply tlower design Carpet at 25c. Fine Ingrain 35 to 50c Brussels 50 to 85c Remnants of line Velvets and Brus sels Carpet for rags at 60c yd. Oil clotb at till prices House Furnishings. Window Shades from 10 to 45c. Lace Curtains from 45c to 2.50 Dotted Swiss at 12_c Ohineal Portieres 2.50, worth 3 50 Table Oil Cloth 15c, worth 20c Woodenware of all description Turkey Red Table Damask from 18 to 35c Linen from 25 to 75c Sewing Machines. Sewing Machines made by Standard Sewing Machine Co. at 818.50. Equal Ito any $50 machine made. Guaran- I teed for five years.