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AND VINDTcATOR. Issued every Friday morning by] R. S. TURK, Editor and Proprietor, Bast Mam Street Staunton Va. A. S. MORTON, Business Manager. TKBlf S OF SUBSCRIPTION: In order to avoid delays, on account of nersonal absence, letters and all communi cations tor Thk BFBCTATOK should not be addrMßed to any Individual connected with but simply to Thb Spectator^ Telephone In office connects with all elty and county lines. Entered at the Postofflce at Staunton, Va., as second class mail matter. ~iIIIDA V . NOVEMBER 2. TICKET For Pre»i€l«»ti WILLIAM JKNNIHGS BRYAN, Of Nebraska. For Vice President, AULA I K. STKVENSON. Of Illinois. For Consjress-lOth District. H. n. rtoon. Of Appomattox. It has not been long since a bushel of wheat would buy 20 lbs of sugar now it will not buy 10. Prosperity is tbecanseofthis-McKinleyprospenty. This government, has to pay the lead trust about $4.75 for lead to shoot the Filllpinos, while the same trust sells feadt England delivered!n Uverpoo at $3.26 to shoot Boers. This is Mc- Klnleylsm. Those who are satisfied with present prosperity may be likened to those who were satisfied with our old court house. It was good enough for them while standing, but when the struc ture began to be demolished it was found to be rotten to the core. Bryan is a very bad man, a danger ous man, a socialist, an anarchist, a man who mixes with the scum Instead of the upper tendum, but he has yet to stuff ballot boxes or coerce and bribe voters. Mr. Hanna has done all these. Theodore Roosevelt in his life of Tom Benton, went out of his way to asperse the character of the religious sect known as the Friends or Quakers. The Quakers will not return in kind, but they will leave Teddy's ticket to take care of itself and vote for Bryan. The Republicans havebecome scared j at the cry raised against a standing army and are hedging. They will pass the bill making the army permanent at not less than 150,000 as soon as Con gress meets. Look out then for con We again call attention just before the election to the fact that wheat is 66 cents, about as low as it has been in 20 years; cattle 3 cents per pound, as low as any time in 20 years; pork about 2i cents, and everything else in proportion. This is the most infernal proserlty goul that ever haunted the home of a poor man in Virginia. What do people think of laws which enables the Carnegie armor plate trust to make this government pay $600 per ton for armor plate when Russia buys the same armor plate delivered in Rus sia at about 8200. Is this not robbery of people, and should the McKinley administration which makes this a fact ask endorsement of such laws V There are birds of prey, and birds to be preyed upon. The two do not long live in the same neighborhood. The trusts are the birds of prey, the farmer and laborer the birds to be preyed upon. Would it not be well that the birds of prey be extermited that the other birds may not be de voured ? The gentleman in New York, Mr. Alvord. who got away with $700,000 from the First National Bank, will no doubt agree that times have been very prosperous. He is said to be a good Republican and and a supporter of the gold standard on the principal that he did not care to steal any 60 cent dol lars. Should he be captured and tried while Bryan is president he will possi bly join with other capitalists in the public cry of bard times. Gen. Rosserhas resigned his position as commander of the John Bowie Strange Camp of Confederate Vete rans at Charlottesville, and is now lying at tbe pool waiting tor tbe waters to be troubled that he may go down into them, and thus be healed of every remaining particle of rebellion which has heretofore polluted his body. If he is unable to get into the waters when troubled Teddy will help him in. Who will help him out remains to be seen. AFTER PULLMAN. Tbe Manufacturers Record after citing a great many kicks against Pull man cars, asks "Who has another V" We have. It consists in the practice of the porter getting his work off bis bands as soon as possible regardless of who are in tbe car. He pulls down and shoves up tbe upper berths with tbelr rattling chains and clanking locks and beats the head of tbe sleep era birth next to the one he is making up any hour after daylight. It is ab solutely impossible to sleep if he be gins, and he never falls to begin about 6 o'clock in the morning on any car we ever slept in, or tried to sleep in, or paid $2.00 for the privilege of inhaling foul odors and poisonous air in. We would also like the word "Palace" bauled down and some word appropri ate run lup. Dungeon, Black hole. Prison, Catacomb, any old word, so It does not belie the conditions, and I deceive tbe suffering and much gulled J traveling public. THE DUTY OF JUDGE QUARLES FRIENDS The incident growing out of Judge Quarles Bath speech, in which Mr. Revercomb called attention to the fact that he had not mentioned Mr. Flood's name, has been happily ended by Judge Quarles statement that the failure to do so was an accidental omission. The fact that Judge Quarles and Mr. Flood were opposing candi dates for the nomination; and that Mr. Flood was the successful candidate, had naturally led some to think there might be a coldness toward Mr. Flood on Judge Quarles part, and that the omission was intentional. Those who thought so were of course mistaken in Judge Quarles'nature. No lack -of zeal for the success of the Democratic ticket, and the principles of the party, would or could be carried into the campaign by him. If Mr. Flood should run behind his ticket in the district, and especially in Augusta, Judge Quarles knows that fact would be Id up largely to his account, it rightfully or wrongfully, and be treasured against him in such i to make it difficult for him ever ceed in any future political un :, or ever receive the support of Democrats who never scratch a ticket nor bolt a nominee. It is certain, therefore, that no man is more deeply interested in or anxious tosee Mr. Flood elected by a vote to which Augusta has largely contributed than Judge Quarles. Nothing could redound more to his credit as a man Mis a politician, and no blow could ruck him by persons who claim to be his friends and desire his personal and political welfare, more dangerous than for them to aid in Mr. Flood's defeat. They could not, if they tried, play Judge Quarles a worse trick, and certainly they have no desire to end his political career, or commit an act which might bring him into the scorn and contempt of his party. It matters not how loyal may be the per sonal support of Judge Quarles to Mr. Bkhl, and we are sure there can be question as to his personal loyalty, a failure of those who are Judge les' known friends and supporters te the entire national ticket be such a blow at the party fidel -3 integrity of Judge Quarles as t e might not recover from it in if ever. This fact should stim- Judge Quarles friends, if they 1, substantial, honest, good and faithful friends, and not misguided ones, or Ignorant of such consequences, or blind to such results, to give to the Democratic ticket, and especially the Congressional end of it, the heartiest and most cordial support. There is no use telling them tbe importance of sending ten Congressmen from Vir ginia, that they know. It is no use telling them how little Bryan could do if elected without a Congress, that they know; but there is use in telling them how important it is to save the political reputation of their friend, because they do not seem to know how terrible a blow they may deal him by opposing the nominee. The blow may be unintentional, but an accidental blow is as dangerous and as fatal as one that has been intentionally dealt. Mr. Flood might be defeated by their act, but what of it. His personal standing as a gentleman would not suffer thereby. He and the party he represents would survive it, and all would know it was simply the result of some personal spite against Mr. Flood. Such spite visited under such circumstances would be more injuri ous to the persons giving than to the person receiving it. Mr. Flood's fail ure might injure the cause of Democ- B;y in the entire nation, and possibly ect the interests of 75,000,000 people, but why tell Judge Quarles friends this, they know it already. All these things of course might happen, but in addition, there would by their mis taken friendship for Judge Quarles, occur another event which would throw a shadow over the future life of Judge Quarles. It would be the shadow of disloyalty—a dark and dangerous shadow. It would follow him wherever be went, and no denial, by him or them, no explanation, no atoning effort in future would ever restore him to the same confidence and esteem he now enjoys among the Democrats of the 10th district. This is no idle talk, we claim this right to sound this note of warning to those who have their dag gers drawn to stab a fancied foe, but who will unwittingly kill a friend. We claim it because we are talking to Democrats, to Judge Quarles friends, and our friends. We have a personal interest in tbe reputation of all citi zens, and therefore in that of Judge Quarles. He is a public man. We have voted for him to fill an high office, we have applauded his course as a public servant, and we enjoy, we hope, his esteem if not his close personal friend ship. We would not see him slain in the house of his friends.. Being on the outside as It were, where we can see and know better than some of his misguided, though zealous compatri ots who seem to bear some fancied grievance against Mr. Flood, we say to them that if they would do their friend the kindliest service of their lives, the greatest good they have ever done him, tbey will join with Judge Quarles and the Democratic party in rolling up a splendid majority for Wm. J. Bryan and assure the triumphant election of Mr. Flood. CAMPAIGN LITERATURE. We beg to call the attention of the railroad employees of the Tenth dis trict to tbe fact that Mr. H. l». Flood voted and made a speech against -the "Employers' Liability Bill" when there was hope of its passage by the Virginia Legislature in 1898, and that be only voted for it in tbe last session to catch your support for Congress. Had Mr. Flood dreamed that his last vote would have adopted the measure he would not have supported it. —Old Dominion Sun, Oct. 26. The above statement is without foundation in fact. There was no hope of passing that bill in 1898, only Bye votes were cast for it then in the sen ate, and Its best friends knew it could not pass. A better bill was brought forward in the last session when Mr. Flood and fourteen other senators sup ported it. THE ROSSER INCIDENT. We bad never dreamed that the slight put upon General Rosserliy the Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans, at their reunion held recently in Staun ton, was not the merest accident. But the subjoined editorial which appeared in the Staunton Spectator on Friday last, convinces us that we have not only been mistaken about the matter, but that the affront was intended by the Camp as a rebuke to as gallant a comrade as ever wore the gray, be cause he had seen lit to exercise the right of every citizen of the republic to change his views on questions of political economy, that press upon the American people for solution at this time. The editor of the Spectator is himself a member of the Camp, and the paper has been lookt-d upon in this community as its organ, and may, therefore, be assumed to speak for it. —Old Dominion Sun. For its age and opportunity we suppose the most monumental perver ts* of facts that has gone regularly into the business since Annanias and Sapbi ra his wife, were carried out, and Munchausen passed from the scene of active and energetic work, the Old Dominion Sun, of this city, takes the cake. The editor of the Spectator is not now and never was a member of the Grand Camp of Coefederate Veterans, nor any other Confederate Camp. He is no Teddy Rooseyelt to go into a war aud then bring the whole thing home him, lie down with it, get up with it, live on it, breathe it aud otherwise an noint himself with its fragrant and unctious balm. The Spectator never was the organ of the (irand Camp, nor any other camp, nor anything living or dead, save and except its owner and editor, and we believe the writer of that edi torial knew that fact when he wrote the article and that he had a deliberate and set purpose to mislead and de ceive when he said it was looked upon as such in this community. The arti cle probably hurt others beside (Jen. Rosser. On the staff of the Sun we learn there are various small Rossers, men who dropped what little record as Confed erate soldiers they had, with due ap ologies and penitence, and in its stead picked up a government job, indeed at present have their good strong arms well rammed into the public crib. Some of them may have been hurt by the shot at Rosser while stealing Uucle Sam's com. It often happens when shooting at larger birds some beastly crow or buzzard gets iv tbe way and receives the shaft iv his own precious bosom. This may be a case of that kind, and if so we are sorry, because we seldom waste ammunition on that kind of small name. THE STANDING ARMY PERIL. The Republican party is inching up on the question of the standing army of 100,000 men. It tells the public "we have the smallest standing army of any first class nation on earth." We never needed 20,000 men as a standing army, a standing army is the greatest danger that can beset a country, worse than if it belonged to a nation unfriendly to us. It is of course, they say, a great disgrace to be hind in the size of our navy and especially our army. Look at Russia, they say, 2,000,000 men ready for action. Ger many 1,588,000 men armed and equip ped. Austria 1,000,000. France 1,000, --000. England not so' many as before the Roer war, but still a great many more than the United States. Siiame on us that we have only an army of 100,000 and that not permanent. It needs no argument to convince a Rus- sian or a (ierman what a standing army means. The soldiers in Russia walk into any man's house unbid. They order him to go with them. He disappears from his family and friends and the world and tbey know not where he is and may never know his offense or his fate. In Germany and in Austria the men are all in the army, the women do the work, they carry the hod, and all of their great build ings are erected by the aid of women who carry the brick and morter and sleep in the shavings. No men carry hods there. If any one iv America wants to see women carrying hods he is paving the way for it by voting this' time for Wm. McKinley. There is a bill already drawn, ready to be offered as soon as Congress meets making our army 150,000 permanently. This is a jump of 000 per cent at one bound. It will never grow smaller. Imperialism must have an army, then will come the outriders and the flunkies. A DANGEROUS MAN. Republicans are foud of saying that Bryan is a dangerous man. He is a dangerous man we admit and will prove so to some if elected president. He will prove dangerous to the law breakers, and it is this class which dreads him. The Neeleys, the Rath bones, and of course the Mark 1 1 an nas. A dangerous.man is one who has committed crime or is capable of it. One of the greatest crimes any man can commit is bribery in election and coercing voters. Mark Hanna has done both. Bryan has no crime beyond his love for the people chaiged to him. This we admit is a graye crime in some eyes. Which then is the dangerous man, the one who has commited a crime and who is getting ready to commit it again, or the man who has not? Pontius Pilate sent a just man to crucifixion and released Barrabas who was guilty of sedition and murder. There are Pontius Pilates sitting in judgment on Bryan now, and they are ready to convict the innocent and re lease tbe guilty. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedios. Deafness is caused by an inlianied con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube gets in llaini'd you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entire ly closed deafness is the result, and un less the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal con dition, hearing will be destroyed for ever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an in flamed condition of the mucous sur faces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of deafness (caused by ca tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F.J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. AN AWFUL BREAK. Mr. Nathan B. Scott, a V. S. Sena tor from Weßt Virginia, and a national committeeman, at a dinner givenGov. Roosevelt in New Yrrk last Friday night made an awful break. His words were as follows: "Right here I want to say that I be lieve in trusts; they are a good thing. The Standard Oil Company put in its lines to all the small towns where oil is produced, and if it was not for the! Standard Oil Company, this property that we have would not be there today." out before their'effect was felt, as all present had the same belief, though afraid to express it publicly. The whole company were trust magnates. No sooner did the danger dawn on them than they hurried to the Associated] Press, which is a trust also, and will | do anything tbe Republican party wants, and demanded the suppression of the statement, but it was too late the bird had flown. Now they are call ing it a lie. It is is a terrible campaign | utterance, but poor Scott is not a far I seeing man and does sometimes say what he think*. He has made a num ber of other breaks, but none so bad REPUBLICAN HYPHOCRACY. | The Baltimore Sun in a scattering article on trusts aud the deception and mendacity of the Republican party in regard to them says in part: It is obvious that all these conflict iug Republican stories about trusts cannot be true.. If, as Hanna and oth ers declare, there are no trusts, then it follows that they cannot be doing the vast amount of good which other equal ly conspicuous Republican orators claim they are doing. If they do not exist they cannot be making all the comforts of life cheaper for us. On the other hand, if they do exist, and they are doing all this good in the world, what do other Republican spell binders mean by claiming credit for] the Republican party, as Mr. Roose- j velt, for example, does, for having done all it could to curb them and being ready to go further, and even to amend the Constitution for their more perfect restraint and repression i We will not waste time trying to reconcile these utterly contradictory Republican as sertions. Everyone of them is false, and to reconcile three lies, each of which gives the lie to the other two, is a plain impossiblilty. It is mere lying to say there are no trusts. It is mere lying" to say that the present Republi can Administration has ever lifted its finger in an honest attempt to enforce existing or secure the passage of new I against the trusts. It is mere ly tlso, to say that the monopolistic s have benefited the people either heapeniug the cost of their corn ties or in any other way. And it ore than mere lying—it is rank crisy and deception as well—tosay these trusts have been organized c conducted with the slightest in on to reduce prices or to beueflt eneral consumer in any way, or to lything except make their own nscs as small and their own earn aud profits as large as possible, liiug all competitors with one hand lleeciug all consumers with the oth- Of these three Republican campaign lies about trusts the last is the worst. Conclusive proof is at band, in cold ligures that bear official and unbiased witness, that the trusts have not only not lowered prices to the American consumers, but have actually raised them, and are at this moment forcing the people of this country to pay more for their goods than they are selling them for to European buyers, after paying freight on them across the At lantic. Lead, sold to American buyers by the Lead Trust at $4.70 per 100 pounds, is sold to British buyers at #3.64 per 100 pounds, and the trust pays the frieght over. Wire and wire nails of all kinds are bought by the English farmer and mechanic from the American Wire and Wire Nail Trusts at prices ranging from 50 cents t051.40 per 100 pounds less than the American farmer and mechanic can buy them. Americau-made steel, iron ore, tin plate, cement and a long list of other articles are all sent to England aud sold there by our alleged benefactors, the trusts, at lower prices than they will permit the American buyer to have them for. The Leather Trust, controlling the production of boots and shoes, has steadily increased the prices of those very necessary articles since January, 1899, The Glass Trust has done the same thing with glass. The Rubber Trust advanced the price of rubber 50 per cent, during the year 1899, aud is still maintaining it far above the price before tbe trust was formed. The prices of cotton goods were also raised 50 per ceut. by the Cotton Goods Trust between January and December of last year. The Salt Trust makes the dairy farmers of New York and the Eastern States generally pay $1.40 per barrel for their salt. Iv 1897, the year McKinley began bis trust fostering administra tion, it only cost them $1.10 per barrel. The Borax Trust charges American consumers 7i cents a pound for its monopolized product. It sells it to Ed ropean buyers for 3i cents a pound. Literary Note. The first chapters of Sarah Orne Jewett's stirring romance, "The Tory Uover," appear in the Atlantic for No veuiber. As a writer of short stories, the New York Mail and Express said recently of Miss Jewett: "She still-re mains the leader of the New England school of story-tellers, tfie absolute master of an art so finished and delicate, even in its strength, that nothing in it seemingly can be improved."*, ter=Work Weakens Your Kidneys. alihy Kidneys Make Impure Blood. All the blood in your body passes through your kidneys once every three minutes. The kidneys are your blood purifiers, they fil ter out the waste or impurities in the blood. If they are sick or out of order, they fail to do their work. Pains, aches and rheu matism come from ex cess of uric acid in the blood, due to neglected Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady heart beats, and makes one feel as though they had heart trouble, because the heart is over-working in pumping thick,-- kidney poisoned blood through veins and arteries. It used to be considered that only urinary troubles were to be traced to the kidneys, but now modern science proves that nearly ali constitutional diseases have their begin ning in kidney trouble. If you are sick you can make no mistake by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressine cases and is sold on its merits by all druggists in fifty-, es. You may have a sample bottle by mail uome orswunp-icoov. free, also pamphlet telling you how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble. Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. ON GUARD \ /v\ The warning < cough is the faith- < Vra ful sentinel. It tells ► jLj£ of the approach of ,' mmv Wm\\ consumption, Wl whichhaskilled r np9l more people k .war and l< pestilence com- [< M M§m \1 bined. It tells ► B ■■tyjof painful y 1 UEI chests, sore T< lungs, weak \ throats, bron- , 818 chitis, and pneu- -8888 rnonia. Do not twWmU suffer another - UF day. It's useless, WW W for there's a < W fl prompt and safe > 4 | Mkk> cure. It is L 1 ysyws pectoral which cures fresh colds and coughs in a single night and masters chronic coughs and bronchitis in a short time. Consump tion Is surely and cer tainly prevented, and cured, too, if taken in time. A 25c. bottle for a fresh cold; 50c. size for older colds; $1 size for chronic coughs and consumption. " I always keep a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral on hand. Then every time I get cold I take a little of it and I am better at once." .Tames O. Buqvob, Oct. 19,1898. El Paso, Texas. Write the ©oetor. If yon hare any complaint whatever and desire an bast medical advice, write the Doctor f freely. Address „ Dr. J. C. ATM. Lowell. Mill. Richard Croker yesterday gave out the following terse interview: "On Sat urday next the wild man of the East, the champion fakir of the earth, tie man who was a fakir 'fighting Spani ards and who has been a fakir ever since, will appear in the last act of his great play. He will be in the centre of the stage as usual. &When the trust curtain goes down it will hide him from view and forever." NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. GOLD and Silver Thimbles at H. H. RO LEN'S Jewelry Store. WANTED— A lady of refinement to teach in a family, lour miles from Staun ton. References exchanged. Addres, I J. T. HANGER, nox 2-2t* Staunton. Va. STERLING Silver spoons, forks, carving sets, ladles, &c, as good as the best, at H. H. BOLEN'S Jewelry Store. WANTED— A woman to act as a house keeper, must have more than one reference. Must be a good Christian wo man. My family is composee of three small children and myself. E. E. HINMAN, nov 2-4t Clifton Forge, Va, SLEEVE Buttons, new styles, gold, gold filled and silver, at 11. H. BOLEN's Jewelry Store. uM JEWELRY i^T A STAPLE. V^ Jewelry has come to be a staple article of dress, You will buy more or less of it; see that you get what you pay for when you buy. You can be sure of this if you will buy of VA. PORTLAND CEMENT CO, CKAIOSVII.I.K, VA. who have a full assortment of the W F. Main 00. goods. Every article of these goods is fully warranted to be ex actly as represented. A printed guar anty to this effect is given with each ar ticle of these goods purchased at their W. F. MAIN CO. .poyg-4t COMMISSIONER'S OFFICK, . Staunton, Va. Oct. 25,1900. Charles Frazier, vs. Louisa Reed, et als. All persons interested in the above styled chancery cause will Take Notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, entered in said cause on June 12,1900, I shall at my office in Staunton, Va., on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1900, proceed to take, state and settle the fol lowing accounts: Ist. The indebtedness of Ervine, or Ir vine, Reed's estate. 2nd. The real and personal estate of which he died seized. 3rd. Any other matters deemed perti nent, etc. K. E. K. NELSON, Commissioner In Chancery. Elder & Elder, p. q. nov 2 4t Cftfl P er month and expenses can be made $OU by a capable woman Permanent position. Experience unnecessary. Write at once for particulars. CLARK & CO., 234 8. 4th St., Phila., Pa. oct 5-3 m V"' IRGINIA, To-wit;—ln the Clerk's Office of the Circiut Court of Augusta coun ty, the 11th day of Oct. 1900. Jennie Coles, Plaintiff. vs. Alfred Coles, defendants. In Chancery. The object of this suit is to obtain a di yorce a vinculo matrimonii for the plaintiff from the defendant. And it appearing from affidavit filed that tbe said defendant is a non-resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that he do appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect his interest in this suit. Teste, JOS. B. WOuDWARD, Cleik. Curry & Glenn, p.q. oct 12-4t A CARD. Following the corrtspondence and communications published in The Spectator of Oct. 20.1900, over the signature of J. M. Quarles. My letter of Oct. 22nd, 1900, to Judge J. M. Quarles, and published with his communication above referred to, is my answer, and the only answer I de sire to make, to every part of his com munication, except the following: "There has manifestly been a delib erate and concerted effort on the part of my enemies to injure me. aud Mr. Bumgardner's speech is a part of the scheme." I made my speech in Buena Vista, Va., on the eveuing of Oct. loth, 1900, without interview, communication, counsel, or suggestion with, or from, any person or persons with reference to anything said therein, aud 1 am alone responsible for every word and syllable of it; and no one had any knowledge of what I proposed to say, or is responsible through any connec tion with me for anything I did say. And tbe statement, above quoted, that my speech was a part of a scheme to injure Judge Quarles, is wholly with out foundation, and is abselutely un true. Very respectfully, J. Lewis Bumgardner. The Correct Dresser is as careful about the "little extras 1 ' an he is of the more prominent features of his at lire. It's THE UP-TO-DATE NECKTIE, THE CORRECT OLOYE, THE PROPERLY SHAPED SHOE, THE STYLISH HAT AND IMMACULATE; LINEN that diitliifruish the well-dressed man from his less particular brothers, our Ituht-rdashim; Is bought from the world's Beat makers and is cornel, rich and exclusive, Men's fl V Furnishers. " WANTED— To sell cheap a No. 2 Blake Pump. Capacity sufficient to feed aIOO horse power boiler. W. A. BOWLES, Supt. School for the Deaf and the Blind, oct 26 41 A Valuable Farm lor Sale 1 will sell privately the farm ot which J. W. Cuppdied seized, lying and being in Rockbridge Co., Va., on the waters of South River, near Raphine, a station on the B. & O. R. It. This farm contains about 228 acres of land, of which about ISO acres are cleared, well watered, well fenced and in a fine state of cultivation, ana the balance is in timber of fair quality. It has on it a good frame 8 room dwelling house, bank barn, hay house, tenant house and other out buildings. TERMS —One third of purchase money cash, and the balance in three equal au nual instalments, bearing interest. A. M. CfOTP, sep 7-2 m Ex'or of J. W. Gupp, dec'd. i MILLINERY! Hundreds of ladies pronunced our showing of trimmed hats the best ever made iv Staunton. The beauty of a hat depends as much on the taste that designed it as the cost of material. We have a well trained trimmer, and every hat that goes out of our store is correctness itself. No lady in Staun ton or vicinity can afford to buy a hat until they have seen our Pattern Hats and our prices. STAUNTON MILLINERY, By;MRS. M. P. KNISELEY. 32 E. Main St. (.Wilson's old stand.) sep 21-3 m NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF AUGUS TA COUNTY :—Notice is hereby given that the taxes for the year 1809 are now ready for collection. I will meet the tax-payers of the county, in person or by proxy, at the following places on the days mentioned prepared to reoeive all Capitation. Land and Property Taxes, for State, county, district and school purposes. All taxes due from Beverly Manor dis trict, will be received at my office on New Courthouse street, next door to the county iail. I will be at Newport, Nov. 2d Mt. Solon, Nov. »th Middlebrook," 3d SprtnxHm, " 10th Spottswood, " 7tb New Hope, '• 13418 Greenville, " Kth Mt Sidney, " 14th Church ville, " sth Sluart's lira ft. " nth Deerneld, " stli Fishersville, " lttli Ornlgsvllle, " flth Waynesboro. " 16&17 Parnassus, " Sth ISP All persons failing to pay by De cember Ist will lie Uhabgbd Iwve rait cent Additional My office will be open every day (Sundays excepted) for the collection of taxes until Dec. Ist. The books of no district will be out of the office more than four days. By referring to the above dates it will easily be seen what days the books of any district will be away from the office. J. N. MrFARLAXD, oct 26 2t County Treasurer. Commissioners' Sale OF A VALUABLE FARM Situate in Augusta County. Pursuant to a deoree of the Circuit Court for Augusta county entered on the 2Uth day of December, 18t)8, in the chancery cause of Newton's Creditors vs. Newton's Adm'r., <&c , and of a decree entered iv said cause on May 25th, 1900, we, as spec ial commissioners of said court, will, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, IHOO, (county court day) at 12 o'clock M., in front of the court house of the county of Augusta, in the city of Staunton, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, all that certain tract or parcel of land together with the improvements thereon situate in the county of Augusta, near the town of Greenville, adjoining the lands of W. B. Smith, Christian Merritt and others, and known as the Isaac Newton Farm, and containing 108 acres, 1 rood and 3 poles. This is the farm of which Isaac Newton died seized and possessed, and is in every respect a most desirable farm. TERMS OF SALE.—Enough cash in hand to pay the costs of suit and sale, and the residue in three equal installments, payable respectively in one, two and three years from date ot sale, the credit install ments carrying interest from the date of sale and the purchaser or purchasers exe cuting bonds therefor payable at said res pective dates and the title to the property to be retained until the whole purchase money Is paid and the conveyance is di rected by the court. -J. M. QUARLES, commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta county, to-wit: t I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that J. M. Quarles, one of the commissioners above named, lias ex • rated the bond required by decree of sale , i,Vr-'l "n the 20th day of Dec. 1898, in sailoliam-vry cause of ls>; <- Neu-t>n's Ci-'ditois vs Newton's adn.'i . *c, now pending in s»idnourt. JOB. B. WOODWARD. Date Sept 7,I'.HK). t U ik. sep 21 5t POSTPONEMENT. The above sale has been postponed v itil MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2u, lflflO, whin it will be offered in front oi the opera house, in which building tbe county Court is now helif. J. M QUARLES, JOHN B. COCHRAN, oct ?firtds Commissioners. VIRGINIA, TO WIT:—In the dirk's Office of the Circuit ot Ansrnstn coun ty, the 11th day of October, 1! 00. James Bnmgardner, jr.. J. 1.. Bnm gardner and Rudolph ISumganlner, Eartners practising law and doing usiness under the linn name and style of J., J. I. & R. liumgardner, and Charles Curry and Hulst (ilenn, partners practising law and doing business under the firm name and style of Curry and Olenn. Plaintiffs. vs. David H. Taylor and Annie Tay lor, his wife. Defendants. In Chancery. The object ot this suit is to subject cer tain real estate lying in Augusta county, that was conveyed to tiie plaintiffs by the defendants, under a certain mortgage deed, bearing date April 6th, 1899, of record in County Clerk's Office of Augusta county, 1). B. 129, p. 519, to secure certain fees for professional services, to the payment of said fees, which amount in the aggregate to $400.00. And it appearing by affidavit filed that the said defendants are both non residents of the State of V irginia, it is ordered that they do severally appear here within fif teen days after due publication of this or der and do what is necessary to protect their interests in this suit. Teste, JOS. B. WOODWARD. Clerk. J., J. L. & R. Bumgardner, I Curry & Olenn, I p *'octl2 4t We claim for our TRIMMED HATS not only low price, but best quality and style. Only the finest materi als are used, only the best trimmers employed. There ia Indeed every advantage in buying TRtMMKD MOur Fall opening and our elegant display of exquisite hats was > the ladies of Staunton and vicinity and we beg leave to say extra force of salesladies we are now able to give careful atten le great business done by this department has been aocomplish )le's appreciation of its advantages. PALAIS ROYAL, 25 WEST MAIN STREET, STAUNTON, VA. Best In Quality! Lowest In Price! LADIES' TAILOR MADE Suits, Golf Capes, Tan Jackets, Cloaks and Children's Reefers 1 ■ A Specialty. AT THE The American Stock Co. An Overheard Conversation j Between Husband and Wife : j HDSB \Nt)-"I have got to buy some Clothing for these boys this i winter and I also have to have a Suitof Clothes, an Overcoat, Shoes, a ; flat, some Underwear, &c, for myself." i WlFE—"les, and whom do you expect to buy these goods of this ' winter?" HUSBAND—"Oh, I guess I will buy at the same old place I have 1 always been buying." i WIFE—"Do you not think you can buy the same goods for less • monevatSWlNK & HOOVER'S? You know that Suit Charley I .Jones bought of them last season was at least 20 per cent cheaper than > anything you have bought in the last ten years." t HUSHAND—"Yes, I know their prices are cheaper than where 1 ' have been buying, but those people have always treated me so well that | I cannot well go back on them." » WlFE—"Have you not always paid them for everything that you t got from them? If so, you owe them nothing for their good treatment J towards you. They have your cash for that. If you were in debt to > them, then I would say go to the same old place, even if you knew you I were paving them more money than you would have to pay elsewhere. > I think it is to everyone's interest to buy where he buy the cheapest. I I was in Staunton a few days ago and knowing you would have lots of > goods to buy this winter I took a look around pricine goods and fouud I Si QWIMK & HOOVER'S a beautiful line of Clothing, Shoes, I ", &£ and their prices were certainly from 10 to 25 E per cent cheaper than any place I went. I think it is a duty you and I everyone else owe to yourselves to see their goods and prices before pur- I chasing your Winter Clothing. Their place is [ No. 29 West Main Street, Just Unfler tie Town Clock, * Y. M. C. A. Building, - - Staunton, Va." ri i in mis of jo! rails. TO LEND.— $2,500. Real estate seeunty only. McILIIANY& HILLEARY. Bang 24-tt EST DRAFT HOUSE EVER BROUGHT TO VIKGINIA.-F.C. Smith returned Saturday from Indiana with, according to excelent judges, the best draft horse ever brought to Virginia. Those whoenjoy looa ing at a good horse will be pleased to see this fine animal. His color, shape and dis position are pei feet, oct iw-si FOR SALE PRIVATELY ! I will offer for sale privately the 56acre farm on which I now reside, near New Hope. It has on it a dwelling, corn crib, wagon shed granary and all necessary out buildings. Every binding new and con structed in first class style. If desired 50 acres of land adjoining can be bought at reasonable figures. The land is well cul tivated and has on it besides growing crops about 16 acres in timber. Address or ap ply to P- A. KERR. sep 28 Bt* New Hope, Va. Commissioners' Sale OF A VALUABLE FARM IN AI'GI'STA COUNTY. VA. The undersigned Commissioners, in pui suance ot authority vested in them by decree ot the circuit court ot Augusta county, Va., in the chancery cause of J T. Shields adm x vs Shields'lnfants, of date June 3rd, IS9S, will proceed tosell in front of the court house of Augusta county court, In the city of Staunton, Va., about the hour of 12 o'clock M, on HON I>AV, the l»th day of NOVF.MHEK, ISKK), thr following property which belonged to the late .1. T. Shields at the time of his death, viz: ■, A tract of land in Riverheads District con taining about One Hundred aud Thirty Acres, adjoining tb* J. X. Shields "Home Farm," distant about eight miles from Staunton, on both sides of the road leading from Staunton to Lexington and known as the "London Tract." This lvi in is well watered and has on it a good frame dwelling, a good barn and ten ant house. TERMS OF SALE—Cash sufficient to pay the costs of sale and the residue In three equal installments at nine, eighteen and I H.nty-seveii months respectively from the date of sale, with interest from that date, for which Installments Of deferred purchase money the purchaser or purchasers will be required to execute b.nds with approved personal security and the title will be with held as ultimate security. FITZHUGH ELDER, THOS. C. BLDEK, Sale Commissioners Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta County, to-wtt: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that Fitzhugh Elder, one of the commissioners above named, has executed the bond required by decree of sale entered on the 3rd day of June, isns, in the chancery cause of John T. Shields'adoi'x vs. John T. Shields' In fants, now pending in this court. October 17, 1900. JOS. B. WOODWAKD, oc 19-tds Clerk. Palais Royal! Special Values IN IE MILLINERY! COST SALE OF SHOES ! We will offer at Cost our entire stock of Shoes consisting of the celebrated makes of S. Well & Co., of New York; Philips, ot Philadelphia; Gibbon A Son, of Philadel phia; Carlisle Shoe Co,, of Philadelphia; Ziegler Bros., of Philadelphia, and others. Parents wishing to supply their ebildren with Uood Senooi. Shois will save money by buying now. The best opportunity ever offered to buy such goods at so low a price. WELLER'S sh s°tW. Opposite Masonic Temple. goods charged oct 12-4t '"''"' Still in The Lead With our new styles of Men's Fine Shoes! -AT- S2.OO, $2.50, $3.00. In all kinds of Leather. Built for wear and weather. McH.HOLL.IDAY, Up-to-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.