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AND VINDICATOR. Issued, every Friday morning by R.S.TURK, Editor and Proprietor, Bast Main Street Staunton. Va.l A. S. MORTON, Business Manager. —■ i <»•-■. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : For SixVonths." '50! JIU A lIV LIIIC 6 ■ ■■ — mm c In order to avoid delays, on account of Dsnonal absence, letters and all communi cations for this Spbctatok should not be addressed to any individual connected with the office, but simply to The Sfkctatok. Telephone In office connects with all city and county lines. jjntered at the Postofflce at Staunton, Va., as second class mail matter. FRIDAY JANUARY 11. Mr. Hanna is the first to' feel the power of the military. The "Army Bill" entirely swept out of the way his "Subsidy Bill "and left it dead on the Mr. Crumpacker, of Indiana, has talker of reducing representation in the South because of lynchings, and yet his State has lynched more negroes than any Southern State in the last twelve months. m ♦ ♦ " The new century has brought us new news from our new territory. The war which ended with Bryan's defeat now demands 100,000 fresh soldiers. Will the Commoner be held responsi ble for this r — ♦-1 ♦ In Scotland monied aristocracy often rent or buy a manorial estate of a hundred or so acres, and the shooting privilege over several thousand more. Uncle Sam has purchased Manila with the shooting privilege over the entire surrounding archipelago. G rover Cleveland and some other so called Democrats in New York, are trying to form what they call a club, which is to reorganize the Democratic party. Soldiers who need reorganiz ing after defeat seldom rally around deserters. _ -•^^•—■ —■ ■ Sixty-five cent wheat and two and a half cent cattle, are positive evidences to our farmers that the promised prosperity is at hand. Should any of them dare deny it, they are told to "quit growling, arn't eggs 25 cents a dozen?" Mr. Quay only lacks one vote to elect him U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Since he helped defeat the Lodge Force Bill, we have always had, a kindly feeling toward him, and we trust the requisite vote will be given by the Democrats unless it can be otherwise procured. • m ♦ An Englishman of intelligence who has been visiting Stannton and the Valley studying certain conditions of the leather trade, expressed great sur prise to us, a few days ago, at the seeming poverty of the farmers in the Valley and other portions of Virginia. He says the English farmer far exoels him in appearances of thrift. We ex plained .»« well as we could that Mc- Kinley prosperity figured largely in the matter. Tbe wise man seeth in high taxes the germ of prosperity, in wars its fuition. The fool bableth because.the tax gather taketh his substance, and gnasheth his teeth when his earnings go into the public till. He recketh not that they who rule know moie than he, and al low none but the rich to horde their income. Coin hid away in a stocking is as the talent that was buried- Mon ey must be in the hands of the usurer if the rulers are to be made happy. The rulers are the usurers. ■ mm I b^——■- ——— The Spectator goes regularly to the Confederate Soldiers' Home at Pikeville, 31d. "It is pleasant to learn through Dr. H. H. Mathews, of that Institution, that it is eagerly read and much enjoyed by the old soldiers there. The Spectator and the Confederate soldier hereabouts have always been good friends, save and except those who have besrged pardon for their erstwhile disloyalty, or who stripped off their Confederate uniforms to wear Uncle Sam's livery, that they might jump on his corn pile. , * e> sas—e> ■■ Mr. J. Taylor Ellyson has withdrawn from the gubernatorial race, which very much simplifies the situation. It is not at all likely that any other can didates will appear in this field, and as matters now stand Swanson, Mon tague, Echols and Marshall are the candidates, with the three first well bunched. Mr. Marshall not being in it. It is stated that Mr. Swanson is posing as the candidate who is favored by the office holders from Virginia at Washington, that is the Congressmen and Senators, that Mr. Montague is posing as the people's candidate, Mr. Echols, on the other hand, we believe, poses only as a candidate who keeps on sawing wood. "WAR HORSE" LONGSTREET. It is known that oen. Longstreet, was during the war, called a "War Horse." This has a complimentary ■ound. A friend writing the Specta tor, however, says : "Instead of the term "War Horse' as applied to Long street being a compliment, I have always believed that it was a bit of sarcasm on the part of 'Mars.' Robert (Gen. Lee), who, knowing tbat while a war horse is valuable on account of its endurance and steadiness under fire, it is only useful when controlled by the intellegence of its rider, and for this reason Gen. Lee always selected a soldier for detached duty and kept this 'War Horse' close by his side, ex- 1 cept when he made the mistake of •ending the 25th corps under the 'War Horse' to Tennessee. There is, though, one notable instance when this 'War Horse'did move with celerity when detached, and that was when he asked for the oats in the Republican trough, and distanced the White League in the race out of New Orleans." j OUR FIRST CLASS WAR. One of the first measures which has been pressed for passage by Congress is an increase in the army to 100,000 regular soldiers. It was asked of course what made such an iucrease necessa ry ? The President in his recent mes sage had said : "Our forces have successfully con trolled the greater part of the islands, overcoming the organized forces of the insurgents and carrying order and ad ministrative regularity to all quarters. "By the spring of this year the effec tive opposition of the dissatisfied Tagals to the authority of the United States was virtually ended, thus open-! ing the door for 4he extension of a stable administration over much of the territory of the archipelago." i In addition to this there was a cam paign statement afloat that if Bryan were defeated Aguinaldo would lay down his arms. The answer came through the mouth of Senator Sewell, of New Jersey. He tells the country at least some truth when he says: "There Is a war going on. A very serious war." Then he went on to describe how our soldiers are falling. He said we have about 76 000 soldiers now in the Philippines and the "rebel lion" Is Increasing and we must put m down, if we are to uphold our flag there we must have the men to do it. This is the story that is now beiug unfolded about our war. We whipped the Spanish quickly, but we have not whipped the Philippines, audit will be years before we do. If we must count the cost of undertakings, we will make a sorry show in this one. These inlands cost us $20,000,000, or were supposed to cost that, but that is nothing. We have spent more money already than wonld build a canal across the isth mus of Darieu, or build a four track railway from the Atlantic to the Paci fic, and yet we have not gotten title to our purchase. We have got our flag stuck out there somewhere, but as for our constitution, it has failed to connect with the islands so far. It were better for our tax payers that we had never seen or heard of these islands, better that they bad had a veritable millstone placed about their necks, and been cast into the bottom of the sea. This, however, the country has known for a good while, but the country did not known the extent of the deception as to the progress of the war, nor does it now seem the Presi dent knew it when he wrote his recent message, else he would either not have said anything at all, or he would have told the facts. Certainly had he not been wofully deceived be would never have said : "Our forces have success fully controlled the greater part of the islands." Mr. Hoar, the only Republican of influence in Congress, who has ever seemed to properly measure this ques tion, or take a broad and sensible view of it, has suggested that we have a conference with the Philippine lead ers and see what can be done, tbat we invite Aguinaldo and Lis aids to Washington under safe escort and let them tell Congress their troubles and desires and settle the whole matter. But he is laughed at. There are too many jobs in sight growing out of this matter to allow it to terminate thus, and the goose which is laying the gold en egg must not be killed. This is a filthy business, tbe kiliing of these i poor people, and should be denounced by the people of the country if our! leaders do not end it. — THE REAPPORTIONMENT BILL. The reapportionment bill seems likely to bring on another war. The remains of poor old Parson Lovejoy, have been, and we suppose those of his saintliness, old John Brown, will be disturbed In their resting places. The negro is the cause, and the hope of party advantage the effect sought. It is proposed to declare tbat all the Southern States abridge the right of suffrage, and in proportion as it is supposed, or as it suits the Republican majority, the representation there will be cut down. As only Massachusetts, Connecticut and one or two Northern States have educational tests, they will be sacrificed in order to do for the South what a four years war did not do, viz: humiliate and belittle her. If such methods are followed, the negro I who now has the same opportunity to get an education as a white person, will likely suffer in that respect, as the appropriations to educate him will surely be lessened. The negro could emigrate of course, but when he goes north he finds such inhospitable treat ment and renewed chances of being lynched, that he prefers to know less and live longer, so he stays where he is. The old war feeling is surely being stirred by this bill as no bill has stirred it before, and we hope the South will insist on her rights let come what will. The day is past when she can be bull dosed. B WASHINGTON POST ALMANAC. Washington Post, which is one of the best newspapers that comes to our city, has this year, in accordance with a previous custom, published an Almanac and Encyclopoedia, a copy of which it has kindly furnished us. The book is a marvel of facts and fig ures, collated in a manner which can not fail to be of great use to the public, because of their peculiar pertinence to matters entering into the business of our every day life, and because of the systematic and careful compilation and arrangement of the whole. The word almanac is far too circumscribed to convey any meaning of what this work contains, so its editors have add ed the word Encyclopoedia, which fur nishes a name and idea entirely con sistent with the scope and character of the work. It is but another evi dence ot what is not only being under taken, but accomplished by a great daily at this period. It can be had for only 25 cents per copy. . . . Brought Good Fortune. A small item in his own paper lately brought amaziDg good fortune to Editor Chris. Reitter. of the Saginaw, Mich., Post and Zeitung. He and his family had tue grip in its worst form. Their doctor did them no good. Then he read that Dr. Kimr's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds was a guaranteed cure for La Grippe and all throat and lung troubles; tried it and says: "Three bottles cured the whole family. No other medi cine on earth equals it." Only 50c and 81 at B. F. Hughes drug store. Trial bottles The argument is very theoretical which undertakes to prove that a statdingarmy of 100,000 men in 10 wife ten Is te the establishment of au AN INTERESTING EPISODE. Married a Reckbrld|e Lady Here About a Montn Ago. It will be remembered that Mrs. Mat tie Kinnear, of Rockbridge, was mar ried here about a month ago to a man purporting to be named E. E. H. Ter riai, shortly after their marriage he was arrested in Lexington, but sub sequently released. The Cincinnati Enquirer of Friday published the fol lowing which will be of interest: thor of the mysterious "Lloise s concerning the Oudahy kid taso has been discovered i in the person of E. J. Mart E. alias Carter alias Martin, alias Ned Carr, alias Ed ward Terrani, alias Barnes, alias oth lies not recorded, der that the proper importance attaelied to the "Eloise T." it is only necessary to state that rson of many names was the au : the now celebrated "Cuban ake, with which the New York Herald was victimized soon after the war. aud which purported to tell the If the conspiracy which resulted blowing up to the Maine. For pposealy geuuiue information he furnished the Herald in this this king of fakers received something like $1,000 in cash. Last winter he turned up in this city and lizedjthe Cincinnati Post, selling iper a sensational story which ted to be based upon the confes a man who committed suicide Louis, and which gave an en new version of the story of Gov ernor Goebel's murder. That fake was exposed by the Post soon after it appeared in print. Since leaving Cincinnati last fall Martinez has been in the West, and for a time was employed as a clerk in the Windsor Hotel, in Omaha. There he fell in love with a chambermaid named Ethel Swain, and the pair traveled from one city to another, mak ing brief stays at each for several months. He deserted the girl iv Omaha a month ago and came to Cincinnati. | He has been carrying on a correspond ence with a Mrs. Mattie Kinnear, of] Rockbridge county, Virginia, and ou November 28th last he was married to j this lady by the Rev. J. M. Wells, in Staunton. Va. With his bride he went to Lexington, Va., and there, four days after his marriage, he was j arrested for the theft of $75, at the; telegraphic request of the Chief of Police of Omaha. The charge was pre-1 ferred by the proprietress of the Wind sor Hotel where he had been employ-! cd. He was released upon the pay ment of the amount, but in the mean- j while the relatives of the woman who had been deluded into marrying him had succeeded in inducing her to re- : turn home. After his release from jail Martinez came to Cincinnati and began writing the Eloise T. letters, which were cleverly enough fabricated to deceive the press and police of this city and Omaha. Martinez has been stay ing at the Ho tel Rand, where he registered as E. Martin. He placed himself in com munication withanEaquirerman yes terday and endeavored to open negotia tions for the sale of the true story of the Cudahy kidnapping. He said that he had been authorized to dispose of all the information in the possession of Eloise T., and gave a most circum stantial and interesting description of; Imaginary person. After an in !W last night, at which Martinez ather closely questioned, he took and left the Rand Hotel in much ;y. He was traced, however, to stonia Hotel, in Covington, where gistered as "E. Barnes." of course, knows nothing of the hy case. He is a fakir, pure, c and persistent. It Is possible, rer, that the police may be in ed in knowing of his whereabouts. I s seems to have been some seri ■regularity about his marriage in inia. In making application fori nee he swore that his name was H. Terriui, and that he was a mt of Rio Janiero. Brazil. Catarrh Cannot be Cured I local applications, astheycannot the seat of the disease. Catarrh I food or constitutional disease, n order to cure it you must take I lal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure I ten internally, and acts directly ie blood and mucous surfaces. s Catarrh Cure is not a quack cine. It was prescribed by one of iest physicians in this country for i, and is a regular prescription I composed of the best tonics known ined with the best blood purifiers, g directly on the mucous surfaces, lerfect combination of the two dients is what produces such won il results in curing Catarrh. Send istimonials, free. F. J. Chbney & Co., Props. Toledo, Ohio. Sold by druggists, price 75e. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Women as Well as Men Are Made Miserable by Kidney Trouble. Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis- I courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor and cheerfulness soon disappear when the kid- Kidney trouble has become so prevalent that it is not uncommon for a child to be born afflicted with weak kid neys. If the child urin ates too often, if the Se scalds the flesh or if, v/hen the child hes an age when it should be able to control the passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wetting, depend upon it. the cause of the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first step should be towards the treatment of these important organs. This unpleasant , trouble is due to a diseased condition of the kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as most people suppose. Women as well as men are made mis erable with kidney and bladder trouble, and both need the same great remedy. The mild and the immediate effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold by druggists, in fifty cent and one dollar sizes. You may have a sample bottle by mail free, also pamphlet tell- Homo of Swanm-noot I ing all about it, including many of the thousands of testimonial letters received from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer j & Co., Binghamton, N. V., be sure and j mention this paper. TlMi"Llf[ 4 tor quick enough. It's \ ► too dangerous to wait, p ► Don't make such a mis- < « take again; it may cost r \ a life. Always keep on > ► hand a dollar bottle of < km Ptetoral ►1 It cures the croup at L 4 once. Then when any . J one in the family comes < ► down with a hard cold \ * or cough a few doses of , 'i the Pectoral will cut * ► short the attack at once. \ y A 25 cent bottle will cure ► < a miserable cold; the 50c. . \ size is better for a cold < i that has been hanging on. \ P Keep the dollar site os bud. > ' "About 25 years ago I came near 4 ► dylur with consumption, but was < cured with Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, ' i r since which time I have teat Ayer's 4 medicines In the house and recom- P . mend them to all my friends." < '. C. D. Mathewson. t < Jan. 16,1899. Bristol, Vt, ■ 4 4 'Write the Doctor. If you have any ► . complaint whateTer and desire the ' . best medical advice, write the doctor . * freely. Address _, 4 p Dr. J. C. ATER, Lowell, Mass. I DID PROPERTIES! y desirable farm on Middle River im station, containing about 300 250 aores of which is cleared and itive in grass and grain, much )w sodded in blue grass. Bal f land in timber. Five acres of d. Comfortablefram buildings, ■ty sold to divide an estate. $36 :e. Liberal terms, aores; 150 acres cleared and in ood condition, 200 acres suscepti bemg highly improved, balance all timber. A splendid range . Sufficient water. Should ear to 70 head of cattle. Frame ing, store and other outbuildings, .on 19 miles, C. & O. station 9 Very good neighborhood. Will ir *5,000, or exchange for small oice Rockingham farm, 4 miles itatioDS on three railroads, three s to two miles of six churches, •aded schools within li miles, 4 to six roller process mills, and in ectiou 150 acres cleared and in tate of cultivation, productive 3» and grain, shipped last year ir loads of hay and raised about shels of wheat to the acre; 35 ;o mow this year. Machinerycan id on all of lund, except about 20 which is In excellent white oak ickory timber. Farm is watered o artesian wells and one spring, are two sets of buildings. The on house is of brick, consistingfof rooms, and two in basement, in lass condition, with water on first jcond floors pumped from reser- Barn 40x76, nearly new. Hog 5 feet long (new). Wagon shed, iriveways, 36 feet long (new); en house (new) 25 feet; smofce and wood house, orchard of ap ,nd other fruit. The other set or ngs consist of a new six room ing, and barn 20x30, and chicken '. res with best improvements, *7,500 00 :res with smaller improve ments, *3,500 00 c farm, easy terms. 11l 000 00 mediate correspondence solicited. mcllhany & Hilleary, Real Estate Agents, - Staunton, Va. jan 4-4t Items from Clifton Forge. Mr. Edward Bonner spent a few days in Staunton last week. Mr. Marshall Haynes spent several clays with relatives in Staunton this week. Miss Bessie Payne has returned home after an absence ot several weeks. On Sunday the new and commodious church at Rich Patch mines was dedi cated. The services being conducted by Rev. Dr. McCorkle, assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. C. Booth. The home of Mr and Mrs. J. M. Brat ton, of Millboro, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Thursday night, Dec. 27th, when their daughter, Lora Bell, became the bride of Mr. E. R. Flippo. The officiating ministers were Rev. L. R. Watson and U. W. Mc- Danald, who in a beautiful and im prsssive ceremony made the twain one. Our community has rarely been so deeply touched by the death of a citi zen as with the passing away of Capt. Chas. E. Pugh, conductor of the U. & O. Ry., at 6:13 a. m. on Janaary Ist. He brought in his train, No. 3, on the morning of December 24th, and went to bed. About nine o'clock he was at tack with a tightness of breathing, and suffered somewhat during the day, but better in the evening. The next day he was worse and Dr. Tatum was call ed in, who found him suffering from bronchial pneumonia. This was com plicated with abscesses of the luugs which rapidly developed and resulted in his death —Review. A Deep Mystery. It is a mystery why women endure back ache, headace, nervousness sleeplessness, Melancholy, fainting and diiiy spells when thousands have proved that Electric Bit ters will quickly cure such troubles. -'1 suffered for years with kidney trouble," writes Mrs. Phebe Cherley, of Peterson, la. "and a lame back pained me sol could not dress myself, but Electric Bitters wholly cured me, and, although 73 years old, 1 now am able to do all my house work." It overcomes constipation, im proves appetite, gives perfect health. Only 50c at B. F. Hughes' drug store. —■ *m- *■ Knights of Honor Officers. Staunton Lodge No. 756, K. of H. has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: P. W. Hager, dictator; J. A. Moon, vice dictator; G. H. Pot ter, assistant dictator; Heber Ker, past dictator; A. S. Woodhouse, reporter; E. M. Cushing, financial reporter; R. D. Haislip, treasurer; T. W. Davis, Guide,«od T. C. Morton, chaplain. PIE FIGHT ON HANNA'S BILL. ! dminlstration io a Qunndary Over the Situation. Senator Hanna's determination to get his Ship Subsidy bill through at j this session of Cougress has placed the; Administration in a quandary, aud the | President is now compelled to choose between Mr. Hanna and his bouuly scheme and Mr. Hawley aud the Army Reorganization bill. It is certain Hint both measures cannot be disposed of at this session and one or the other must fail. Mr. Hanna insists that his pet bouu ty scheme be pushed through, while the President realizes that unless the Army bill becomes a law within a very few months, the labor of years in the Philippines will be undone an J the peace and order, such as now prevails in certain portions of the archipelago, will be seriously menaced. The opponeuts of the Ship Subsidy bill, led by Senators Pettigrew, Allen, Butler, and Money, have replied to Mr. Hanna's threats with tbe state ment tbat they will not oppose the army measure on condition that the bounty scheme be withdrawn for the sessions. In the event of any attempt beiDg made to give the matter con sideration, they propose to hold up all legislation, particularly the shipping I measure. Mr. Hanna has replied that he will put his bill through at the first op-l portunity, so that this is regarded as a signal for a war on the army measure. While the President is said to desire the passage of the subsidy measure, he also insists that the Senate take speedy action on the Army Reorganization bill. The Democrats have been offered many enducements to allow the latter measure a clear way, but the oppon ents of the bounty have discovered in this a weapon with which they intend to destroy the Hanna-Frye scheme. It is said that the President, Mr. Hawley, Secretary Root, Adjutant General Corbin, and others have plead ed first with the opponents of the bounty bill and later with Mr. Hanna, not to permit the Army bill to be held up. They have been unsuccessful with both factions. Secretary Root has forwarded a letter to Senator Hawley in which the reasons for speedy legislation are set forth. It is shown that practically all of the soldiers in the Philippines must be replaced with new regiments before July 1. All of the volunteers must be brought to the United States to be mustered out by that date. To do this without having a force on hand to re place the men must be to leave the archipelago practically without pro tection. The territory already pacified and garrisoned will be reclaimed by the Filipino troops; the municipal officials appointed under the United States will, it is feared, be massacred and a large insurgent army raised through the reports that the United | States is permanently withdrawing from the islands. The fabric of gov ernment in the Philippines will fall and large areas will be turned over to J the insurgents. ! It is shown that to replace the home coming forces by July 1, and yet re tain at least 60,000 men for protection, the preliminaries should be arranged now. It had been intended to start a regiment home on Tuesday, but if there is no hope of getting legislation through, the soldiers must remain until the last moment. The troops now in the Philippines have refused to re enlist, even though a bounty of $250 has been offered. Thus the Administration finds itself in a serious predicament. Even though the Army bill should be passed at an extra session there would be no time to drill thousands of grten men, and a very inefficient force would have to be sent to replace trained soldiers. It was stated by a member of the Senate steering committee yesterday morning that this body will meet on January 3 and take decisive action in order to aid the President. Mr. Hanna will be informed of the serious situa tion, it is said, and will be notified that he cannot call up his bill in the face of existing conditions. He will, it is said, be giveu a chance to let it alone for the session, or in the event of his kicking over the traces, the meas ure will be briefly and finally referred back to tbe committee. In this way it is hoped to save the Administration Representative Hull, Chairman of tbe House Committee on Military Affairs, stated yesterday morning that if the Senate could settle the Hanua- Pettigrew fight and pass the bill as amended by the Senate committee, the House conferees, in the interest of re taining order in the Philippines, would accept the measure without any contest or objection. "I don't know what will happen if the fight is kept up in the Senate." said he. "I see no chance for tbe pass age of the Ship Subsidy bill, aud the way might as well be cleared for un objectionable legislation." Some indication of the stormy pas sage that awaits tbe ship subsidy bill in the Senate was giveu Friday, when that measure was summarily displaced as the unfinished business and the army reorganization bill awarded that advantageous position. This does not mean that the subsidy measure is dead, but it most certainly does show that its chances of surviving this session are extremely slight. Senator Hanna may be relied upon to exert his potent influence to keep vitality in it, but even many of the friends of the bill question bis ability to pull it through. It was Mr. Pettigrew who did the trick. His hostility to the subsidy bill is well known, land so at 2 o'clock, when it was laid before the Senate by the president pro tern., Mr. Frye, to supercede the army bill, which was then under discussion, no one was sur prised to see the South Dakotan rise in antagonism. Senator Hawley, lv charge of the army measure, simply asked tbat the shipging bill be laid aside temporarily, while the considera tion of the matter in hand be con tinued. If this plan bad been adopted. Senator Hanna's pet scheme would still have had the right of way, when ever its friends wished to have it de bated. Hut Mr. Pettigrew spoiled the game. "I object," he said. Senator Hawley turned a tired look on the tall Populist and murmured,*'l j expected that." Then, seeing no other : way out, he moved that the Senate proceed with the consideration of the army bill. "Will that motion, if carried, have the effect of displacing the subsidy bill as the unfinished business," asked Senator Bacon, of Georgia. Without so much as a division the army bill became the unfinished busi ness and the subsidy proposition went to the bottom of the calendar. There it will remain until the Senate, by a yea and nay vote, decides once more to give precedence. Mr. Pettigrew has announced his intention to flllibuster against the measure at every opportu nity, and he will be aidsd by the Dem ocrats, all of which makes it a reason able conclusion tbat it will fair all this ' ISolid.Car Load of "GOOD LUUK Baking rowder, ggJMJ For Bowling, Spbtts"& Co., Staunton, Va. \ / lillliiillilMgliailWllilllllllJl l I'l"' To successfully cope with the shaip l competition of the. present age. a wholesale grocery firm must possess lartje capital, extensive experience, coupled with untiring seal and unerr ing judgment; buy in such manner rs to reduce the cost of its goods to tl c minimum and sell accordingly. Mes srs. Bowling, Spotts * Co. possess these qualifications to a high degree, and have the implicit confidence of a long list of first-class customers* So numerous are their calls for the pop ular favorite, "GOOD LUCK" Baking Powder, that they buy it iv a man ncr which secures the lowest possible price at which the goods can be sold and insures delivery In the be&tcondi tion—that is in solid car load lots. They have just taken into stock a car- NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Hare your watches repaired by H. H. RULES, 88 E Main St. •MONEY JO LEND on improved real es "* tate. Ollice over the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Entrance on Augusta Street. JOHN M. CARROLL, jan 11-tf WANTED— Position as book-keeper. Can I furnish sati:-factory reference, will accept moderate salary. Address. W. L. WALKER, dec 14-4t* Finoastle, Va. RENT OR SALR.—S-rooni cottage with 3 : acres of land, more if desired, 1 mile from Staunton. Will sell on time. Also] wanted to sell or exohange oity Dropertv i in Southern California. GRAY & TIMBERLAKE, Attys, dec2B-4t Staunton, Va. 300 ACRES If you handle stock this property you should exanriue at onoe. Fine water; small dwelling; 400 fruit trees. McILHANY & HILLEARY, n„v23 4t Staunton. V a. Money to Lend! On city and county real estate, iv lar&OMir small sums, to suit borrower. Business confidential. E. J. OUSfiING, Room 10 Crowle Building, jsn4-4t Staunton, va. W. It. Olivier & Son, Auctioneers. SALE OF teiralle Fan Property! In pursuanoe of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, entered Nov. 23. 1900, in the chancery cause of Miles' Guar dian vs. Miles' Infants, et als., the under signed cooimissioiiers, appointed by said decree on court day, at noon, will sell at public auc tion in front of the City Hall on E. Main stieet, iv Staunton, to the highest bidder or bidders, the following very desirable farming lands: I Lot No. I.—Containing 63 a, 3 r, and U po, about 10 a of whiob. is woodland. Lot No. 2 —The reversion of 46 a..assign ed to Mary A. Wagner, widow of A. L. 1 Wager, dec'd. for life, as her dower in the | lands lately occupied by said A. L. Wagner. Lot No. §.—Containing 50 a., and 36 po., upon which is a good barn. The said three parcels of land constitute I the farm of which A. L. Wagner, dec'd., died possessed, containing about 100 a., : 2 po , situated on South River, near Smart's Draft, in Augusta county; are fertile aud in good condition; aud lie iv one of the best neighborhoods in the county. Coin municatiou between Lot No. 1 and Lot No 3is furnished by public road. Lot No. lying between the other two. The above parcels will be offered togetn I er and separately, the commissioners re porting the best price to be realized. A plat of the three parcels may be seen at the sale, or on application to either of tht commissioners. TERMS OP SALE.-Oue-four of tht purchase price of each parcel in cash; the 1 balance in three equal instalments at 1. 2 and 3 years time, to be evidenced by XUt I bonds of the purchaser or purchasers, bear ing interest from date until paid, said in terest being payable annually, waiving tht homestead exemption, with good personal security, the title of each parcel to be re tamed as ultimate security for the pay men} of the bonds exesuted therefor. J. M. Jrr.KK.l, H. H. KERR, x Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta county, to-wit: I Jos B Woodward, Clerk of the Couri aforesaid do certify that J. M. Ferry, on. of the commissioners above named, has ex eeuted the bond required by decree of sal. entered on the 23rd day of .Nov. l'.H)o, n said chancery cause of Miles' (.naraiat vs. Miles' Infants, now pending in thi. °° Urt " JOS. B. WOODWARD, Km w■■ in is coming, and we AITIHO have a very large stock of real rnus presents! »♦———»♦—♦—»—— i Presents that will appeal to the head as well as to the feet. XMAS SLIPPERS for Men and Ladies from 50 Cents to $ 1.50 McH.HOLUDAY.I Up-to-Date Shoe House. Staunton, Va. load purchase of "Good Luck" con'.niii- ; ing 30,180 pounds or over 15 tons of ! Raking Powder. To the average person not in touch with the requirements of a wholesale grocery firm of the caliber of Messrs. Bowling, Spotts & Co., aud not conversant with the Immense j consumption of "GOOD LUCK," a purchase of 16 tons of Raking Powder Keats a fabulous quantity; but with their laige corps of strictly first class salesmen, the lofty position they oc cupy in the minds of the trade, and their long established reputation for fair and square dealing, together with the pronounced favor which au en lightened public accords "GOOD LUCK," Messrs. Bowling, Spotts&Co. will soon dispose of this car and be ready for another shipment. PAbAIS • RGYAIi ■ Continue to close out the DRY (iOODS which are selling at rapid rate. To rebuild our store for our new enterprise, car penters will soon be clamoring for room. Buying now will mean great economy. Limited space will parruit only the mention of a few articles : Lace Curtains at a Sacrifice. Gold Medal Black Dress Goods at a Sacrifice. Tailor Suitings, worth $1.25 to $1.50, for 75c. Towels and Napkins at a Great Sacrifice. Percales, Flannelets and Wash Goods of all descrip tions at and below COST. Don't delay, but come at once and get best selection. M. Summerfield. BABY'S FIBS? SHOES FBEE! To every baby born in the year 1001. we will give them their FIRST SHOES FBEE. No conditions, no questions asked. If you have a child bom in the year 1001, come and get your SHOES FREE, Ricu or poor; High or Low, White or Black, Customer or Not—it makes no difference if you have bought a penny from us, if you have a child born come and get your SHOES FREE. Tell your neighbor about it; they may not see this advertisement! We Carry tbe Largest aid Ml Line ot SHOES IN STAUNTON I See the Big Display of Hamilton Brown's shoes in our window. eITmL The American Stock Co. «£il # * You May Have A "Roof" That needs Painting, and of course you wish the BEST PAINT. "Elastic Jan Rioli Paint" Is Not An Experiment. There are many black rooflug paints that are said to be as good, but you lave to try them to fli,d out, with the chances against you. "Elastic Japan Rootling Paint" will last longer than any Paint on the market. jgg&*» It is Water. Fire and Weather Proof. **■* It is sold under a Positive Guarantee HON IA L.<kS For? Defiance, Va—Mr. W. I. Hsrnsberger painted the roof of my house with "ELASTIC JAPAN ROOFING PAINT" seven (7J years ajjo. and tbe job has given en tire satisfaction; so muoh so, that I employed him, this year, to paint the roofs of several of my other buildings. I have had other paints applied to some of my roofs, but find the eompoaition used by Mr. Harnsberger is much more lasting than any other that has been used on my premises. CHAS. S. ROLLER, Principal, Augusta Military Academy. Come and see or write W. I. HARNSBERGER Agt. for Va. Grottoes, Rockingham Co., Va. jan 11 2m IE 11 ILL IIS f JOB Mil. \V. L. Olivier & Son, Auctioneers. SALE OF VALUABLE CITY PROPERTY. As substituted trustees in a deed of tiust executed by Scott Wood and wife, and Eugene Keys and his wife, recorded in the clerk's office of the Hustings court ot tbe city of Slaunton, D. B. 11, page 193. we will, at the request of the beneficiaries, sell at public auction in front of the court • house in Siauntun, Va., at 12 o'clock on SATURDAY, JANUARY SB, 1901, tbat certain house and lot situate in the city of Staunton, Va., and fronting 25 feet on Academy street and running back lOCS feet, being the same property conveyed to Scott Wood & wife by Robt. Hill & wife by deed dated May, 13. 187-1. of record in tbe clerk's office of the Hustings court for the city ot Staunton in Deed Book ti, page 439, to which reference is made, after deduct ing the conveyance made by scott Wood to Win. Lewis of a lot in rear of said property. TERMS—Cash in hand sufficient to pay sosts of executing the trusts, taxes and the amount of the debt secured, viz: $072 50. and the residue in three equal instalments payableoue, two and three years trom date of sale, with inteiest, said deferred i payments to be secured by a deed of trust on the property. M. N. BRADLEY, W. L. LUSHBAUGH, W. B. McCHESNEY, dec 21-4t Substituted Trustees. While good salesmanship may now and then place an interior article on a dealer's shelf, such eoods remain shelved and become rusty. '"GOOD LUCK 'is a meritorious article and rests upon the composite foundation of Purity, High Leavening Power, Ability to retain its strcDgth for a I long period (remaining in a perfect condition for more than two years after manufacture) aud Reasonable Price. With such a solid underpin ning, "Good Luck"successfully resists the attacks of unscrupulous manufac turers who claim that they have nn i article which is "just as good." The highest praise a competing manufac turer can bestow is to attempt to com pare his gotds with those of au estab lished manufacturer. W. L. Olivier & Sod, Auctioneers, SALE OF DESIRABLE CITY PROPERTY. As trustee* in a deed of trust executed by Hannah Munroe and John Munroe and recorded in the clerk's office Hustings Court of Staunton, Va., D. B. 13, pase 28. at the rrquest of the beneficiary, we will sell at public auction in front ot the court house in Stauuton, Va., at 12 o'clock on • SATURDAY, JANUARY, 28, 1901, a certain lot lying in the city of Staunton, Va., fronting 50 feet on Tarns street, being part of the "Sunnyside Property," and the same property conveyed to Hannah Mun roe by Jane X. Taylor bvdeed dated March 2d, 1882, of recoid in the clerk's office of the court of Hustings forthecityof Staun ton, Va., in D. IS, 8, page 528. to which ref erence is heieby made. There is on the lot a desirable Dwelling House. TERMS—Cash in hand sufficient to pay costs of executing the trust and the amount then of debt secured, viz: $177.P0 and taxes, and the residue in three equal instalments payable in one. two and three years from date of sale, with interest, said deferied i payments to be secured by a dccl of trust upon the property. M. N. BRADLEY, \V. T.. LUSHBAUGH, W. B. McCHESNEY. dec 21 4t Trustees.