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AND VINDICATOR. Subscription $1.00 Per Year. FRIDAY. JANUARY IS. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. I. McCune, of Fisbersville, ;ity Wednesday on business. Dudley, of Oraig=vitls. was Tuesday. . Parriah. Jr., of Covington, city this week. iH. Clarke, of Greenville city Monday on business. ry linger is visiting her ?is- L Woftdson, in Richmond, t. Garber, of Knightly, was last week. Richey, of Ft. Defiance, wes last week. W. Messersmitb, of Mt. in the city Monday, ay Palmer, of Greenville, .'ity this week. Chapman, of Rich Patch in the city this week, drs. J. H. Woodson, spei.t h relatives at Craigsville. . Reed, of Ft. DeQauce, paid •isit on Friday, lie Hottel, of Woodstock, the family of Mr. Frank it Laurel Hill. Hanger, of Charlottesville, city Wednesdiy on busi . Landes, of Mt. Sidney, is ite ill with congestion of; b W. Hell, teacher at Sny j me in the city for a few ; leave. oy, of Hoy Bros , this city,. 1 from a successful bu.-i --st along the C. &O. j Lang has begun the erec mdsouie residence on his st north of the city limits. , McQuain, of Mt Solon, lays in Clfton Forge this E Myers, of Clifton Forge, it to hU old home here last P. Hogsheud of Laurel the city last week on bns us, Witz and Mis Rosal Little Rook, Ark., visit W'itz's old homej s tt. of Richmond, Is visit [l Mrs John Andes, at sic Bowling and Fannie visiting friends in Halt:-] id to state that Mrs. J , who has been so ill is ich improved. Ringer, of Parnassus, was Rev. .1. E. Armstrong this ■ank Smith, of Stuart's d his old home at Laurel ex. Mowry, of near New ipanied by her son, was in week. Garber. of Waynesboro, rlottesville last week on . Peyton, of Greenville, rother in Charlottesville Irs Alex. F. Robertson ied from a trip to New wood Patterson aud chil rerbrook, and spending the her parents io tbe south. ) E. Whitmore and W. B. aphine, were in the city business. Patterson, a missionary ed the pulpit of Rev. L. mrch at Mossy Creek last ran Quarks was before the ment this week attempting oad to the federal cemetery D. Flood appointed Mr. J. y as his private secretary, L ppornattox and Bucking- Mrs. John Paul, of the neighborhood, have re ?, after spending the holi iends in Richmond, lei Gilkesou, of Barter :nding some time with her as. Gilkeson, at Richlauds, aac Witz and J. Howard n Buena Vista last week meeting of the stoekhold uena Vista Bank. Henkel aud Miss Ada V. gone to Gainsville, Fla., fill visit Dr. Henkel'g sis- W. Moyers Shumake, of Mt. Sidney, n eon lined to the house foi i weeks with grip, is re oving. .cc P. Whitmore and wife c, were the guests this week Vlrs. J. Harry Worthing in Mac Rawlings, of Ra ti through the city Satur ,vay home from a visit o ths to WaahiDgton, Balti rederickshurg, jet that the City Missioi : funds to carry on its goot iy appeal to our people fo we arc sure they will no ited. sville Progress: "Miss Hoi Harrisonburg, and Mis taunton, are the guests o •ude Leterman ou Higl . Lewis Cohen, of Staun ing friends in the city." Mr. J. B. Clayton, of Marble Valley, accompanied by his friend. Mr. Dun lap, of W. Va., was in the city Tues day. Rev. Dr. J. M. Wells waeiu Wilroing ton. N. C Sunday, where he filed the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church to which he had recently received a call. He preached to crowded bouses both morning and evening, and on Monday was giveu a reception at the church. Mr. Bernsid C. Hfrim«n, who has been the jeweler with Frsuk Diehl for some years, has lesigned that position to open a jewelry store of his own. This he will do in tie next few days, occupying the old Van Fossen Btand on South Augusta street, opposite the Burn's building. Gilt F.dge Council, No. 42 Jr. O. U. A. M. of Mt. Sidney has ehcted the following officers: J J. Peters, coun •elior; E. M. Van Fossen, vice counsel lor; J. B. Watson, sec; M. O. Bright, tat. sec ; A J. Ritchie, treai.; T. S Shimiake, lin. sec : H. A. May. con ductor; VV. L Howies, Warden; E O. Stiumake, inside sentinel, aud J. S. Parrish, outside sentinel. A Distressing Suicide Yesterday morning shortly after 7 o'clock the lifeless body of Mrs. Auuie E. Craig, was found suspended from a rope attacked to a pulley piotruding over the back porch of her residence comer New aud Frederick streets this city I)r-ath was self in flicted and doubtless conceived in i moment of mental aberation For some years Mrs. Craig had been an invalid, aud more recently had been tiuder the constant care of a physician It was well known among her friend that her plivsicial ailment and attendant melancholy hud iinpet iled her wind, and yesterday's act was the sad culmination of these unhappy circumstances. While at times having expressed a wish to die, Mrs. Craig had nevertheless clung to life and its hopes with the tenacity of a person in usual health. Her tragic death was a shock to her frienns and tbe eommuuity. She was a member of Emanuel Episcopal church, and will doubtless be buried in the family lot at Thornrose, but at the hour of going to pres* particulars could cot be bad, owing totbeabsenee of the family and relatives who have been telegraphed for. She is survived by oue son Dr. Ro. C. Craig, in charge of the Marine Hos pital, Pittsburg, two brothers, Aslier and Robert Ay res, a sister, Mrs/ Ed wards,of New York,arid an aged father, Ro. M. Ayres with whom she lived. Deceased was 46 years of age. A coin cidence ot her death is noted in the fact that she survived herhusband W. E. Craig 4 years almost to the day, he having died on Jan. 14th, 1897, and on the same day of the week. Meadow Valley Mention. Miss Fannie Anderson has bean in disposed several days from ail attack of tonsilitis. W. 11. Houff will sell his personal effects on Saturday. Jan 25. and take a position with tLe Richuioni Loco motive Works. The Meadow Valley Cornet Band which was recently organized, is mak ing rapid progress under the able su pervision of their instructor, W. Blame Cormell. Mattio and Dorcas Crosby spent Sunday with their cousiu, Miss Iva Crosby. Mrs. Taylor Stickley and daughters, Misses Ammie and Bessie, recently visited Mrs Eogenn Crosby. Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Houff, of Ladd, were the welcome guests of Dr. A. G. L Van Lear on Saturday and Sunday. Mies Pearle Kibler is visiting her cousin. Miss Sallie Kibler, at "Cedar View," for a few days. Mrs. U L Hamrick spent Saturday and Sunday wi h tier purenis, Mr. and ] Mrs. A. P. Anderson. Mis. Catherine Ilulvey, an aged lady living near here i 3 seriously ill, with 1 ttle or no hope of her recovery. |»A. L. Bevy who recently bought the f -.rxa of tbe late Daniel Fishburoe, is remodeling the premises generally. Kemper Dunlap, who has been visit ing his father, R B. Dnnlup, has re turned to his home in Col- r tdo. Quite aod enjoyable crowd of lads ana lassies assembled at the hospita ble home of Mrs. Nannie Kibler on the night of 12th to an oyster supper given in honor of Miss Sallie Kibler, of Indiana, aud au enjoyable evening was spent. Moffatt's Creek News. Moffatt's Creek, Jan. 14.—R01l of Honor for Summit public school for 3rd itonth, teacher Walter E. Beard. Scholars making an average of 95 or more, Nellie Kate Huffman, Nora Lucas, 94, Nettie Robertson, Cora Sheckel Elmer, Lottsaod Ernest Lucas, 93, Lucy Hanger, Kstio Buchanan, Finley Lotls and Scott Luoas; 10 or more, Willie liuchanac, Kline Huff man, Roy Lucas, Pearle, Buchauau, David Dice, Cecil Huffman. Carrie Helmick, Walter Helmick, Guilford Lucas, Willie Helmick, and Lula Humphrey Total enrollment for month 38 scholars. Miss Cara L. Smiley assistant teach er and musical instructor of the New Providence Academy, has accepted a position as teacher in Woman's Col lege, Frederick City, Md. Miss Lucy Watkins, of Charlotte county, will fill the vacancy in the New Providence Academy. The new bridge at this place has been put up and is now ready for use it meets a long felt want Thanks to our road board, Messrs. Thos. M. Smiley aud Thos. J. Thompson and Col. John D. Lilley, for their kindly offices in this improvement. The phones on the Newport line are being put iv now and we will have two direct lines to Staunton. Fitthersvilie Items. Fishersville, Jan. 14.—Dr. j. M. Watson, who has been in d<dining health for several mouths, died Tues day night, and was buried from Tink ling Spring church this morning. This community has lost a friend, a true man and a tender, skillful physician. Some more trenchant pen will pay that tribute which his memory deserves. Mrs. Pnil B. Porter, of Louisa, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs, Dr. Hanger, returned home a few pays ago. Mr Thos. A. Gulley, a prosperous young business man of Baltimore, with his wife and child, is visiting his par ents here. Miss Fannie McComb returned home from an extended visit to her sister in Richmond last week. Our conservative people are decid edly of the opinion that the work of the extra session should b3 devoted ex clusively to the purpose of for which it was called, viz: arrange for the con stitutional convention then adjuurn. As tbe members will got just the same money for one day they would for three months, it is more than likely they will make the session as short as possible. Buffalo Gap Sittings Buffalo Gap, Jan. 1G —Messrs. J. A. Glenn and A. M. Bartley and J. ST. Morris were in our town today. We are glad to see Mr James Lessely out agnin after a spell of sickness. Mr and Mrs J. W. Keller spent a few days in Bicbmond recently. Mr. T. G. Trice is confined to his home with a bHd cold. Miss Frances Bohr, our school mis tress spent Sunday with her parents at Churchville Mr. Jos. Myrtle is confined to bis room. He is very old and feeble. Mr. J. M. Kincaid was in the Gap today on his Way to Staunton. THE CENTENARIAN OF AUGUSTA COUNTY. George L. Argenbright 100 Years Old— A Sketch Of his Childhood, Youth and Manhood. riau of Augusta county, celebrated his 10'Jth birthday with a dinner and gathering of his friends at his home two miles north of Greenville. He has been living for several years with his son, Mr. James Aigenbright, and it is rather remarkable that, in the same I house with him, is another of Augus jta's oldest residents, Mrs. Piper, the mother of his son's wife, whoisniuety years old. One who sits around the lirei-ide of this hospitable home, find* himself sure enough in the atmosphere of "Auld Lang Syne," with, a tuau sit ting ou one aide who was born when Augus'a county was so young she did not pay $2,090 a year taxea, and a wo man who was born fourteen years be fore the foundation of the Western Lunatic Asylum was laid. Their fa miliarity with Andrew Jackaou and I the battle of New Orleans, Scott and Taylor aud the battles of Buena Vista and Chapultepee, Vera Cruz and Cero Gardo, makes you. if yon are nothing more than a veteran of the civil war, feel like taking to heart what your parents used to tell you, "Children must he seen and not heard." j The writer saw and heard many inter ■-.-tins; things iv connection with the venerable subject of this sketch, but I tbe first matter of record, after hia birth which is duly recorded in the family Bible as above stated, is which occurred when he was a little over three years old, the rite having been administered by Rev. C. A. Rech crt, an Evangelical Lutheran minister, whose certificate recites the date of tbe incident with tbe date of his birth, and thus his great age is established without question. This baptismal cer tificate is written in gernian text and the original of the quaint old instru ment which ii in the possession of Mr. Argenbright'a eldest son, Newton, Ar genbright, city clerk of Staunton, is a relic of the past, well worthy of inspec tion. The following ia a literal trans lation of the old paper : George Lewis Argenbrlght was born ou tbe 17th day of January, 1801, in Augusta county, State of New Virginia, North America, of Evaugelical Luthe tan parents. The father's name is Jacob Argenbright, and the mother's nam? ia Christiana Argenbright neei Mauer. The witnesses of the baptism were the Hon. Mr. George Lewis | Mauer and his wife, Christiana. "O, child ! Now that you are baptised and I have confessed God and call youraslf aud all jour own, after the name of j Jesus Chri»t, take good care and nevarl forget how mush good He he done you on the day of your baptism. Guide! my iniud, which is too full of worldly things, that 1 may not wander away i from Thee, but stay within Thy I bounds—be Thou my gain. Give uiel Thy mind, and plant the impulse of! Thy spirit in my soul, that I may! watch and pray, so that I may stand before Thy face with joy, and have pure love in my soul." Executed in Augusta county, New Virginia, ou the 13th day of April in the year of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, 1804 Soli Deo Gloria. C. A. Rechkrt, Sehola Colegia. The next recorded evidence of the existence of the boy, George Lewis, is his well worn, but neat old Murray's Reader, which he used at school when lie was jbout 12 years old- And when 1 read the title of the book and the contents, I wondered that little George L. did not atop growing right there or run off to the Indians. Here's the ti tle of the book: "The English' Reader," or Pieces in Prose and Poet ry, selected from the best writers to improve language and to inculcate principles of Piety and Virtue. " Some selection—lmportance of a good education, on gratitude, on for giveness, on coutentment—Locke; Bayle, practice of gentleness, comforts of religion, slavery of vice, Christiani ty defended sgainst the evil* of vice, etc. That G. L. went through It, is evident from the worn place about the size of a boy's thumb that goes through to the back of the book. But the boy never grew to be large. Another queer little book is calltd History of the Bible. It ia about the ! size of the stone David slew Goliah with and tells all about that historical event also about Jonah, Moses, Jacob and the others. It is aoout as thick as it is long, bound in sheep audlooka like it is good for 500 years more if proper ly tended. The illustrations are gems or doubtless were when the book and G. L were both young. We can im aging him holding his breath as he watched the wobegons but happy looking Jonah, whose clothing had all been digested off of him, turning a somersault out of the whale's mouth while the fish seems to be suffering with a sick stomach. Ashe grew older and jot iutohis teens he sterna to have developed into quite a penman, mad* his own pens from the goose quill, always disdained a steel p»n and after he reached 20, kept a beau tiful copy aud arithmetic book for he was going to school then. He was painstaking and industrious to a fault if we may judge by the ornamental bead lines he used at the top of every page of the book we saw of over 100 pages. Surely it took hours to print each lice. There follow copies, rules of arithmetic, questions, examples, all worked out with bis pen, through to the end of the book with a neat, smooth band and never a blot,scratch, mistake or erasure. After looking over this old copy book, you conclude that the worthy clerk of the Hustings Court of Staunton, deserves no special credit for his neat style of book keep ing, he inherited it. MANHOOD'S DAYS When Mr. Argenbright was 24 years old, the largest establishment iv the county was built, at any rate the West ern Lunatic Asylum was begun with au expenditure of $10,000, all the ap propriation at that time and the peo ple stond aghast at Virginia's liberal ity towards her afflicted citizens while other younger states emulated her ex ample. Contrast the great buildings and wide grounds of today, costing hun dreds of thousands with her crude $10,000 structure that mad* young Argenbright and his friends open their (eyes with admiration ag tfc.ey rode i to Staunton on court day. Andthlr of it, he was nine years old. v. hen tl good Dr. F. T. Stribling, one of tl eirliest superintendents, was born an I-aw the wise old physician buried '. years ago. Among the barely 25 merchants wt I were doing business in the count I when Mr. Argenbright was born, ar three who he fcnew well, John Wayl Peter Hanger and Jacob Swoope. no\ long since gathered to their fat hen but not forgotten by him or many ott ers. When the subject of our sketti was about 40 years old, he got in bai health. It must have been appeti Iroin what he sayn of his sj nip aich baffled his mother's her his grandmother's poultices ire was a scarcity of physician ouuty, he decided to consul mon Henkel, at Woodstocl « being no Pullman then ba reenville and Woodstock h« I his horse and with his hanc I sore and aching Hide, he rod< to the doctor, whose treat t him on the road to recovery home hs says one Dr. War. Middlebrook, made a cure ol he was not sick again forovei then it was au attack of iheu which yielded to treatment i is in good health though ght has failed considerably that he finds it difficult le nself as he has always dove, ;and is still steady enough to c walks without assistance, gets his cane and while we ing around the lire, went out jich a-houldered some sticks md laid tbem on the fire. He a man of temperate habits d whiskej or tobacco, retired i with the day, lived under sident except George Wash ington, was rocked iv a Democratic cradle during the first year of Jeffsi sou's administration, has voted for every Democratic President the coun try baa had aud only missed voting for Bryan the last time becausehedid not like the cut of his overcoat, said tbe fail was too long and he would not go to the polls if be had to wear It, ao he staid at home, though his daughter, Mrs. Hawpe, plagued him for sacrific ing his patriotism to his pride. REMINISENCES AXD RETROSPECTION. From Mr. Argenbright and his fam ily who have heard him talk, on* gets ■tome interesting recollections of his earlier days, and the retrospection, es-i pecially at the beginning of the new century, is entertaining and profitable. The year he was born there seems to aave been only one practicing physic ian in thecouuty, Dr. Alexander Hum pi reys, and Rev. Johu Glendy was tbe )nly Presbyterian minister in the county who supplied the church at llethel and also preached in Staunton. The boy was quite a lad before he .aw any carriages, as there were only .wo four-wheeled ones in the county when he was born, Judge Archibald Stuart's coach, and Tom Martin's itage, which made a quick trip every week from Winchester to Staunton, leaving Winchester ou Friday at 7 a. xi.. reaching Staunton Sunday at 4 p. in, 90 miles; then leaving Staanton Monday at 4 a. m., arriving at Win •heater Tuesday at 10 p.. m., making she trip down the Valiey 15 hours looner than the one up. The taxes of Augusta county at that time, including Staunton, amounted to $1,557 78, and there were 3,236 tith ibles. In 1810 the population of the county had reached 14 338. Now the total tax of the county is $135,000, and of tbe city about 950,000, and the pop ulation of the county and city has reached 39,126 When George L Ai jeubright Was born the United States had a population of about 6,000,000, now it has over 76 030,000, in fact his listory is the history of the last cen tury aud almost of the United States. He has lived through four wars, while the majority of the people have lived i through only one—the Spanish. He recollects when his mother paid ene dollar a yard for calico and had no cakes for him during the war of 1812 because there was no sugar, and he re members also when he had to pay the same price for calico for his daughter iv the war of 61 65, and had no cakes for his children, and now the old gen tleman is looking on his fifth war in the Philippines, and in hoping that he may see the last of that we are doabt Hustings Court. The Hustings Court, Judge Henry W. Holt, presiding, began its January term ou Thursday last. The following business has been transacted: The grauu jury returned the follow ing iudictments—Ray Stewart, house breaking; Jas. Smith, for stealing a watch from Armaud Hager; Arthur Brown, for stealing. The report of delinquent land sales by Treasurer Hoge was confirmed and ordered recorded. The application of VV*. Alex, aud Wm. A. Grubert for reduction of assessment on their building on Greenville Ave nue was denied. The case of Sears vs. Berkeley was decided in favor of the plaintiff for $100. Jim Smith, colored, who was indict ed for stealing a watch from Armand Hager, was found guilty ant' giveti 01 c year in the penitentiary. A new trial was asked for. Roy Stewart plead guiity to break ing into the house r.i Mr. H. H. Fultz aud was given two years In the peni tentiary. Arthur Brown, for stealing a pair of horse clippers from W. 11. Harman. got one year in the penitentiary. Viraima News. Mrs. Stoakley, of Millboro, (former ly Mrs. Dickinson) with whom Fannie Lillian Madison lived while teaching school in Bath county, aud from whose house she went to Richmond to meet Cluvenius who killed her and threw her body iv the reEervoir, died near that place on Friday. it Girdles The Globe. The fame of Bucklin's Arnica Salve, as the best in the world, extends round the earth. It's the one perfect healer of cuts, corns, burns, bruises, sores, scalds, boi's, ulcers, felons, aches. pains and all skir eruptions. Only infallible pile cure. 25( a box at B. F. Hughes' drug store. ' Gordon-Smith. A pretty wedding took place on Thursday morning of last week at Bethel Presbyterian church, the par ties being Miss Margaret Wallace "Smith and Mr. Howard Gordon, of Richmond. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion. The bridal party entered to the strains of the Ingrin" wedding march played is Maggie Hogshead, of Middle- First came the ushers—Messrs. French and Frank Brown, of ond; Edgar Waddell, of Lexing auk McFarlaod. of Staunton; Wallace and Hairy Mish, of brook; next the bride's niece id of honor, Mi3s Nelia Mish, d by the bride, with her brother, Smith, who also gave her away, were met at the altar by the and his brother and best man, mer Gordon,of Richmond. The ny was performed by Rev. J. Is, D. D, of Staunton, the former pastor, assisted by the .A. Lapsley. After the cere le newly married pair drove to on and took tbe afternoon train orthern tour. The bride is a ady of many accomplishments :eat favorite with a large circle ids. Sue wore a golng-away f dark brown cloth, with hat yes to match and carried Bride The groom is a prominent it of Richmond. A large num jlegant presents was received, ial party was given a handsome ; breakfast by Mrs. Chas. Dor llure, the bride's sister. Anion; other guests were the groom's sisteri —Mrs. H. M. Smith, Jr., and Miss Marj Gordon, of Richmond. With Our Advertisers. The Palais Royal is still selling dry goods at> great sacrifice, and they are ' going fast. Iv you want a bargain in this line now is your time to buy. The Weinberg Clothing Co. have made a big cut in prices.in order not to carry any goods over. Sea their ad for prices. J. M. Hardys' Son cills your atten tion to his fine line of vehicles. He makes a specialty_of repairing of all kinds. He keeps all kinds of vehicles. John M. Carroll advertises money to loan on city and county real estate. Jos. L. Barth & Co., are cutting prices on their suits and overcoats, and guarantee every garment. They can please you in anything in their line. Mr. W. J. Harnsberger, of Grottoes, advertises the "Elastic Japan .Rooting Paint," the best on the market. See his ad for reference. McH. Holliday advertises bargains for everybody in shoes. He also car ries as full line of trunks. Messrs. CriekarH and Sellers.who re cently opened a stove foundry and ma chine works on Greenville Avenue, and have a fully equipped works and are prepared to do all kinds of work in their line. H. L.Lang, the jewelerand optician, explains the difference between magni fying glasses and glasses that suit the eyes. 11. 11. Bolen has rings of all kinds. All goods purchased of him engraved free. An advertiser at Warm Springs wants a man to manage a large grain ' aud grazing farm on shares. The American Stock Co. is offering 1 some tremendous bargains. Brought Good Fortune. A small item in his own paper lately brought amazing good fortune to Editor Chris. Reitter. of the Saginaw, Mich , Post and Zeitung. He and his family had the grip in its worst form. Their doctor did them no good. Then he read that Dr. Kine's New Discovery for Consumption, Uoushs 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. P. Hughes drug store. Trial bottles free. Mrs. A. B. Guthrie Dead. On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Adeline B. Uuihrie departed this life in the 71st year of her age. For a number of years Mrs. Guthrie has been a great sufferer and confirmed invalid. She was a most excellent Christian lady and had been a communicant of the Presbyterian church for half a century. She was a Miss Paxton, of Rockbridge, and married Mr. John Gutbr:e, a prominent citizen of the county, who died some twelve years ago. She leaves one brother and live sons. The funeral and interment took place yesterday at Tinkling Spring.—Valley Virginian. License at Basic On Friday the Circuit Court held a session here to hear the appeal of L. P. Holliday for a license to sell liquor at Basic City. A number Of citizens of Basic and Waynesboro were on hand to fight the granting of the license. In rendering his decision, which was to grant the license, Judge Letcher said that he recognized the evil of the sale, but the law provided for the sale un der certain conditions, and as Basic had voted for license he felt constrain el to grant it. Root. L. iVrenn Deal*. Mr. Robert L. Wrenu, for some time past with the City Street Car Co. died ou Sunday morning after a weeks' ill ness. He had pneumonia, but it was thought he had about re covered when congestion of the brain supervened, and be died ag above stated. Deceased was about 51 years of Bge, and was a sou of the late Anthony D. Wrenn, who in his day furnished ice to the citizens of Staun ton. He is survived one brother aud twoaisters—Mrs. H. G. Hassel, of New port News, Mias Carrie Wrenn, of; Richmond, and Mr. John B. Wrenn, I of Seweil, W. Va. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from Trinity Episcopal church, and was at tended by a large concourse of friends. Senator Whitaker, of West Virginia, has introduced a bill to grant to fran chise to women. The bill, if passed by both houses, will give them the right to vote iv West Virginia as men do. It has created much talk among the mem bers* of both houses. Comptroller Bird S. Coler, of New York city, was in Washington yester day, and saw nearly all the Democratic Senators. He told them that David B. ■ Hill was an avowed candidate for Pres ident. Death of Mrs. Sullivan. j Mrs. Susan C. Sullivan, wife of Mr. ! John Sullivan, died on Tuesday morn ing at-her home on Church ville Ave nue, after an illness of some months Deceased was a daughter of Martin Murray, and was born in this city about 60 years ago. She is survived by her husband and eight children. The fu neral took place on Wednesday after noon at 3 o'clock from St. Francis Catholic church, of which she had been a communicant for many years. How to Cure Grip. Here is some valuable information, which was given out by one of the leading hospital doctors of New York city apropos of the grip wave. Symptoms—Sneezing, chills, fever, lameness, depression. Rules for grip weather: keep warm, keep dry top to toe, get eight hours sleep every night, keep pores open. Start the day if you can with a cold bath, and if yon can't do that, keep the skin active by fre queut rubbing. Avoid excesses of all sorts, but eat enough. A cure for grip—make twenty pills ot the following: Phenacetine, scr. 2; salol, scr. 2 ; qninine salicylate, scr. 1 Take one pill every hour for four hours, then one every two hours for half a day. A Deep Mystery. It is a mystery why women endure back ache, headace, nervousness sleeplessness, Melancholy, fainting and dizzy spells when thousands have proved that Electric Bit ters will quickly cure such troubles. "'I suffeied for years with kidney trouble," writes Mrs. Phebe Cherley, of Peterson, la., "and a lame back pained me so I could not dress myself, but Electric Bitters wholly cured me, and, although 73 years old, I now am able to do all my house work." It overcomes constipation, im proves appetite, gives pejfect health. Only 50c at B. F. Hughes' drug store. Faltb, Rebekah Lodge. On Friday evening last Deputy Grand Priest Wm. Lamer, assisted by Mrs. J. Luther Dull, K. H. Doom, J. Luther Dull, B. F. Humphries, Mrs. M. A. Bucher and Miss Cora Davis, in stalled the officers of Faith, Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F. as follows: Miss Virgie Bailey, noble grand; Miss Mat tie Lindsey, vice grand; Miss Amy Humphries, secretary: W. A. Kidd, financial secretary; Miss Mildred Lup ton, treasurer; Miss Alma Masincup, chaplain; Miss Lula Rohr, warden; Mrs. Mamie Bucher, conduct >r; Miss Bessie Livick, inaide guardian; Mrs. J. Luther Dull, outside guardian; Miss Sarah Lamer, right supporter to noble grand; Miss Cora Davis, left supgorter to noble grand; Miia Nora Lamb, right supporter to vice gTand, and Miss Lena Spo >ncr, left supporter to vice grand. A Legal Problem. Wise H Wat kins, attorneys, are con fronted with a knotty problem. They have received from Milton Willoughby, of California, a deed conveying to a gentleman in that State a tract of land in Nelson county, Va., containing 186 acres, which Milton Willoughby in- j herited from hia f..ther, Joshua Will oughby, under a will made in 1347. Milton Willoughby gave the land away, claiming that he had no heirs. Inquiries by the rinii have diseloaed these facts: Suit was brought in Nel son county in 1866 by parties who claimed to be heirs of Milton Wil loughby, saying that Milton Willough by had not been seen or heard from in twelve years, had left the State, and they believed he was dead. The court ordered the sale of the land, and the proceeds were distrib uted among the claimants, the court giving a title to the purchaser, William Bryant, who was the tenant at the time that Milton Willoughby left the State, and Bryant has continued to reside on the farm since he became the purchaser. Now, Milton Willoughby, the origi nal owner, bequeaths the property, which he left in charge of an agent [who was to collect rent! to another, raising the question as to whether the court can declare a man dead, sell his property aud give a valid title when the property was left in charge of an agent.—Richmond News. City Markets. Staunton, Va., Jan. 17,1901. Coirw'U'il ily J. A. Fauver t. Co., vi. J the White star Mills. Country Produce, Hour—patent 4.25® t.SU Family 5.75 a 4.UU Straight S\6C a 3.75 Wheat—new G» Eggs au Butter v Chickens 6 Irish Potatoes 45 Oats—shelled @33 Rye SO Wool—unwashed 18 Wool—washed 20 Lard 7 a tfc Bacon—countrycureu. new Hams lgaH Shoulders lOall Sides 9alo Corn 50 Cornmeal <a; 40 Mixed Hay ll.roo Timothy Hay — a 18.00 Clover Hay .... a 10.00 €3 U%. m r& O jT4 X jS. . Bears the ,4 Bi KW Vflii Itavß Always Bought Wood's Seeds are grown and selected with special reference to their adaptability to the soil and climate of the South. Ou our seed farms, and in our trial grounds, thousands of dollars are expended in testing and growing the very best seeds that it is possi ble to grow. By our experiments we are enabled to save our custom ers much expense and loss from planting varieties not adapted to our Southern soil and climate. Wood's Seed Book for 1901 is fully up to date, and tells all about the best Seeds for the South. It surpasses all other pub lications ot'i's tiad in helpful and useful inform Hon for Gardeners, Truckers ss i Farmers. Mailed in c. Write for it. T. W. WOOD & SONS, Seed Growers & Merchants, RICHMOND, VA. URGEST SEED HOUSE IN T:ii SOUTH. WIRGINIA. To-wit;—ln the Clerk's Office 1 of the Circiut Court of Augusta coun ty, the 17th day of Jar . 1!X)1. John W. Dunlap, Plaintiff, vs. Howard Temptletou, Padlock, who married Emily Templeton, and survived her, Nannie Temple ton, Nettie Templeton, and the children and heirs at-law, and dis tributees of James Templeton, de ceassd, whose number, names and residences are unknown, Defendants. In Chancery. The object of this suit is to obtain a de cree adjudging and declaring that the lee ! acy of Sl.uOO.eo given by the will of Nancy jG. Templeton to James A Templeton has I beeu paid and discharged, and Hint any j and all liens securing the payment of said ] legacy are released and discharged. I And it appearing by affidavit filed that all of the defendants above named are non residents of the State of Virginia, and that the number, names and residences of the childred and heirs at-law and distribu tees of James Templeton, dec'd., are un known, it is ordered that said defendants do appear here within fifteen days after I due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect their interests in this suit Teste: JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk J., J. 1.. & R. Bnmgardner, p.q Highland Mention Prof. J. L. Jones made a flying trip to Staunton this week. Dr. Jones and wife and Lola Arm strong have returned home after a pleasant trip to Augusta. Messrs. W. H. Vawter and S. W. Wilson, of Staunton, paid McDowell a I visit last Friday. Mr. Glen Ruckman, of Long Glade, spent several days with us last week. Miss Madge tieybert has gone to Staunton to attend Dunsmore'a Busi ness College. Mrs. Geo. Baldwin, of near Bolar Springs, died at her home last week. Rev. John Ruff, pastor of the Mon terey Presbyterian church, was kick by bis horse last week. He was fortu nately not seriously hurt. Dr. M. B. Campbell, a well known physician of the county, is confined to his house by ill health, and his friends fear that he may never be able to re sume his practice, Mr. S. W. Sterrett, of Crabbottom, is in Rockbridge, where he recently purchased a fine farm. Miss Nora Wilson, a daughter of Mr. Osborne Wilson, has gone to Philadel phia, where she will take a trained nurses' course. The friends of Dr. H. H. Jones, of Doe Hiil, are glad to know that the re port circulated that he would leave the county is denied by him. Mr. Jacob Lightner, Jr., of Back Creek, is ill with pneumonia. Mr. Morgan Malheny, who had been quite ill for some time, died at bis home Saturday evening, at six o'clock. He leaves a wife and five children, and in their bereavement they have the sympathy of the entire community.— BLACKSMITHS AND WATCHMAKERS. There are tricks In all trades but ours, is an old saying. There are also a lot of people who are always willing todoworka little less than others without offering any satisfactory rea son for doing so. This is true of watch business, and you will find in nine oases out of ten the reason is incompetency. A fine watch needs the service of a good mechanic and in the handa of tbe skilled watchmaker it will glye the best results and be tbe cheapest in the end. Our work is always guaranteed SWITZER&GRUBERT, mMMiMCHESTEgm': WW FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN \ "New Rival," " Leader," and "Repeater" \ Insist upon having them, take no others and you will get the best shells that money can buy. , ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. > IE DO 111 IDIIIS OF JOB Ml. SPLENDID PROPERTIES! Ist—A very desirable farm on Middle Rv er 2 miles from station, containing about 300 acres, 250 acres of which is cleared and productive in grass and grain, much of it now sodded in blue grass. Bal ance of land in timber. Five acres of orchard. Comfortablefram buildings. Pioperty sold to divide an estate. $36 per acre. Liberal terms. 2nd—1,400 acres; 150 acres cleared and in very good condition, 200 acres suscepti ble of being highly improved, balance in small timber. A splendid range afford. Sufficient water. Should car ry 60 to 70 head of cattle. Frame dwelling, store and other outbuildings. Strunton 19 miles, C. & O. station 9 miles. Very-good neighborhood. Will sell for £5,000, or exchange for small farm. 3rd—A choice Rockingham farm, 4 miles from stations on three railroads, three fourths to two miles of six churches, i two graded schools within 1} miles, 4 miles to six roller process mills, and in good section 150 acres cleared and in high state of cultivation, productive in grass and grain, shipped last year two car loads of hay and raised about 24 bushels of wheat to the acre; 35 acres to mow this year. Machinery can be used on all of land, except about 20 acres, whioh is in excellent white oak and hickory timber. Farm is watered by two artesian wells and one spring. There are two sets of buildings. The mansion house isof brick, consisting of seven rooms, and two in basement, in first class condition, with water on first and second floors pumped from reser voir. Barn 40x76, nearly new. Hog pen 46 feet long (new). Wagon shed, two driveways, 36 feet long (new); chicken bouse (new) 25 feet; smoke house and wood house, orchard of ap ples and other fruit. The other set or buildings consist of a new six room dwelling, and barn 20x30, and chicken house. 100 acres with best improvements, $7,500 00 70i acres with smaller improve ments, $3,500 00 Entire farm, easy terms. 11l 000 00 IS'" Immediate correspondence solicited Mcllhany & Hilleary, Real Estate Agents, - Stannton, Va. jan 4 4t INVESTMENT FOR FARMERS! iVe call the attention of the farmer hroughout the county to the 20th Centsry Manure Spreader. Convenient, effective, simple in construc tion and operation—in the end cheapest. Carries full loads, is operated entirely from driver's seat and with it the draft of other spreaders. Commences work evenly and spreads without waste or leakage of material, whether lime, ashes, wet or dry manure. Also a full line of Farming Implements, 3S*J3 reliable manufacturers in America, such as the Walking and Riding Brown Culti vators, the only self-sharpening Spring tooth Harrow made, Disc Harrows, Plows and Plow Repairs—ell at old prices. A Nice Lineof liuggies and Ituckbonrdi at old prices. A full line ot BROWN WAGONS—the best and most reliable wagon ever sold in the county. HUBER Engines and Threshers. A few good second-hand engines at a bargain. Also 50 head of cattle—yearlings and 2 year-olds—good quality, and 1 thorough bred yearling short horn bull. If y >v want thebest investment in town, leave your money on Greenyille Avenue with Kennedy & Crawford. STAUNTON, VA. MAGNIFYING GLASSES! There is nothing so injurious to the eyes as glasses that greatly mag nify. They are invariably too strong. It is not natural for the eyes to see objects too large or too small. The object of glasses is to make everything clear aud distinct, but not enlarged. To place tbe eyes under perfectly nat ural conditions and to relieve all over work and strain. It is to tbis kind of work that the optician is especially trained. He must take a careful measurement of every curve and mus cle of tbe eye. He must be able to se lect glasses to neutralize and cor rect every defect. They must be of tbe right focus and the right strength and must be in correct position before the eyes. If you ought to have glasses, or believe you ought, I will be glad to make an examination and tell you just what you need. I make no charge for consultation. H. L. LANG, Staunton, Va. Aim to Control Express Service. Tbe Chicago Record says: ''Abso lute control of the vast interests of the nation's express companies may fall in to tbe hands of the railroad financial powers. Preliminary steps toward such an object are said to have been taken under the guidance of J. P. Mor gan, J. J. Hill, and others, who are fig uring prominently in tbe recently re ported railway deals and the general scheme has beeu outlined. "The report has it that the powers intend to conduct tbe expressbnaineaa of the country as a regular department of railroad operation, strong pro visiona being made to have all roads acts in harmony. While nothing definite re garding the plans is obtainable, it ia claimed to be the intention of the rail road officials to refuse to renew con tracts with the companies where tbe remaining life of tbe contracts is not long, and to make outright purchases of franchises where the contracts still have long lives before them. "The express companies have con tracts ranging all tbe way from fire to twenty years, and at the expiration of their legal agreements they are the mercy of the railroad companies." DlNGS—Opals, Sapphires, Diamonds, ru " bies, pearls, &c., at H. H. BOLEN'B Jewelry Store. U/AVTED.—A good man to work on " shares and manage large erain and grazing farm, 5 mile west of Warm Springs. Va. Fine opportunity to right man. References given and required. Address, A. B. C , janlß 4t* Warm Springs, Va. r ~NOTICE.~ It matters not how bright, cold or rainy. The people will come to the Old Reliable City Laundry, where they seldom fail to get full satisfaction. 14 S. New St., is our place of business. C. L. WILSON, Prop. P Stove Fonndry 1 & -AND- ~ I Macnine Works. 1 H"We desire to call the attention of the public to the fact that we bare an equipped Machine sn ai Fonnflry, with modern machine tools and appli ances, and are prepared to do first-class machine repair work on all classes of machinery, engines, boilers, tc, and make maonine repair castings. We respectfully solicit your patron age, and whatever may be placed in oar hands will receive every prompt and careful attention. Our Mr. Fbank Smith, tbe well known machinist, 20 years ezperlenee in machine work in this section, will be pleased to see his old patrons and friends, and assures you good work at fair prices. We are preparing to man ufacture a first-class line of UIW ' Lg HEATING. This will be a specialty. Stove repair parts, &o. CRICKARD & SELLERS, Greenville Are.,) Near B. &O. depot. Staunton, Va. i jan|lß-tf SHULTZ. Albert $hultz Bookseller, Stationer, and Printer. ODR DEPARTMENTS: Stationery, Paper Hanging, Pictures and Frames, First Class Commercial Printing. lOW. Main St. 7 S. New St i STAUNTON, VA.