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AND VINDICATOR. Issued every Friday morning by R.S.TURK, Editorand Proprietor, East Main Street Staunton. V a. A. S. MORTON, Business Manager. TEKMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : For One Year f 1.00. \Tn 1 rlTrnTinp For Six Months... 50. i lUMVlllluO In order to avoid delays, on account of personal absence, letters and all communi cations for The Spectator should not De addressed to any individual connected witn the office, but simply to The Sfeutatoh. Telephone In office connects with all city and county lines. Entered at the Postoffce. at Staunton Va., as second class mail matter. FRIDAY JAM ART 84. More persons might be wedged into the cells of the Virginia penitentiary by putting a cotton compress on them, hut only a few more. The pleasure which Mr. Clark, of Montana, is expected to experience on entering the U. S. Senate, will in no wise be marred by the absence of Mr. .Win. E. Chandler. —. * ■ *■ Kansas has treated herself to the rather unique spectacle of a "negro roasting.'' John Brown's body may soon be seen hanging on a sour apple tree somewhere west of the Kaw river for all we know. Mayor Hayes, of Baltimore, thinks he has found something rotten in the Baltimore Female House of Ref uge, but we doubt whether the Mayor, would know what a rotten thing was if he saw and smelled it The happiest man in the land is said to be Mr. Lease, of Kansas, who has just gotten a divorce from his wifei the very well known Mary Ellen Lease, Those given to punning may find food here in saying that he will now take a new lease on life,&c, &c. IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE. It has been hinted that Mr. A. J. Montague, one of the candidates for Governor,will take the stump. This, while not exactly a departure from all precedent, is not in line with the cus tom heretofore prevailing in Virginia among those seeking this office. A candidate who goeß upon the stump cannot be content to praise the ad ministration which is passing away, nor can he laud himself at all times and places, he must criticise somebody and some thing. We;would therefore expect auy candidate who took the stump to expatiate on his own virtues and other people's vices. There would of course be reply on the part of those whose vices he portrayed, and in a lit tle while, no matter how innocent may have have been his intentions when he began, he would lind the political pot boiling over in less than no time. The outcome of such action cannot be fore seen. When one went upon the stump, no matter how unwilling, another might be forced on, then a third, a fourth and so on, until at every court day and, indeed, at every cross road, we would expect to hear the voice of the orator "norating" on the brilliancy of his own or his friend's record, and the blackness of his opponent's. In our opinion nothing would tend so much to lower the dignity of the office as this. As one who feels very kindly toward Mr. Montague and who ad mires his previous course and his genius, we hope he will not adopt this method. MR. FLOOD'S BILL. We have before us a bill that the Hon. H. D. Flood has introduced in the Senate for apportioning and elect ing members of the Constitutional Convention. The bill provides for who shall be elligible to vote and be candi dates, which is the usual provision under the present laws of the State, it provides for 100 delegates, giving to Augusta and Staunton two, Allegha ny, Bath and Highland one. The words "For Ratifying," "Against Ratifying," shall be on the ticket. The election shall be held on the 4th Thurs day in May, 1901, under the existing election laws, aud the convention shall meet at the capitol in Richmond on the 12th day of June, 1901, at the hour of 12 m. The rules for assembling and deter mining its membership are those of the present Oeneral Assembly. As soon as the convention has certified to the Governor the constitution agreed on and adjourned sine die, the Gover nor shall issue his proclamation and publish the same in such newspapers in the Commonwealth as may be deemed sufficient and certify a copy of the constitution to each county and corporation court for examination by any person interested. If the convention finishes its work before the oth day of October, 1901, tbe said constitution shall be submitted to the voters of the State on the sth day of November, 1901, at the general elec tion to be held that day, if not the General Assembly next setting shall enact suitable measures for submitting the same. This is the general tenor of the bill, and will likely be the course in gener al adopted, though there may be some modifications. The bill is long of ne cessity, but is carefully drawn and presents the ideas which have seemed to be uppermost and most acceptable to the public generally. Murder in Second Degree- Murder in the second degree was the verdict found by the jury in Faterson, N. J., Friday evening against Walter C. McAllister, Wm. A. Death and An drew J. Campbell, thus convicting the three young meu of having on the night of October 18 drugged and as saulted the seventeen-year-old girl, Jennie Bosschieler, with the result that she died in the carriage in which they brought her back to Faterson. The extreme penalty which may be impos ed is penal servitude at hard labor, in the State prison for the term of thirty years. Immediately after the render ing of the verdict, Judge Dixon re-| manded the prisoners back to the jail. KANSAS LEADS ALL STATES. Kansas is a remarkable common wealth. Her soil has been the home s of the G. A. R. brother for many years. He predominated so strongly there for some time after the civil war that the very atmosphere, whether af 1 fected by the color of his uniform or s not, took on a blue black appearance, c The soil partook of the same hue, aDd \ in passing it may be mentioned that < the morals of the State did likewise. I These battlers for liberty or freedom, i fell in love with the negro during the t sixties. They had slept under the | same blanket with him,they had burn ed barns and houses, and looted and committed all kinds of outrages and vandalism with him. They had tanked him up with "fightin" liquor and forced him to the front to be mangled i by Confederate batteries and mowed dowii by Confederate infantry, and he had proven so pliant a tool and so sweet scented a bonbon to have about, that they hunted for him to take him to Kansas with them and found him. They wanted them everywhere, in their parlors, drawing rooms, at table, in schools and as husbands for their daughters, and as wives for their sons. They were just too sweet for any thing, and when election day came round they wanted them at the polls of course. Kansas has not adopted universal female suffrage, butshegave women the right to vote in all munic ipal and school elections, knowing of course that when "our mothers and daughters" voted they would elect good, upright, honest, Christian men and women, and then there would he no crime, or if by accident there should Ibe an occasional crime committed, these good men or women, for both hold office out there, would promptly 1 legally punish the offender. Kansas is ' also a prohibition State, and every officer is especially sworn to see that this law is enforced. It was to see this law enforced that particularly led to 1 the enfranchisement of women. But ' what has been the experience of our ' Kansas brethren and sisters. They have saloons as numerous there in 1 their large cities as in any licensed State. Only a week ago a Mrs. Nation went into the bar of one of the leading hotels in one of the largest cities of the State, and smashed mirrors and cut oil paintings, and declared she was going to "continue her good work." This J reveals the fact that there are other saloons with oil paintings and mirrors. The female suffrage which was to be a boon has proven a curse. The decent women would not be wedged into the crowds at the voting places, or suffer the indignities incident to elections ' generally, hence they stay at home. The bad white women of the cities, assisted by the "coon" women, as they are called out there, go to the polls in car riages provided by the worst element of office seekers and have by their votes turned the scale in behalf of that ele ment until many of the laws and es pecially the prohibition laws are as dead as Julius Caesar. The female suffrage has been a failure in Kansas, but not the only failure. The negro has always been against prohibition in ' that State.- Hut their great strength in r holding the State to the Republican * National ticket caused them to be en dured, though for a good many years ' the secret feeling in Kansas has been against them, aud if it had been possi [ ble they would have been glad to be rid of the negro entirely. Hut palitics 2 and the love of damning Missouri and Texas and the south generally, made B them endure much from their colored ? protegees. It, however, is a fact that their penitentiary is filled with them, and that in the proportion they bear to the white people of Kansas their representation in the penitentiary is very large. It was never dreamed, however, that with all Kansans were , enduring from the negro, by the negro, l and with the negro, they would ever "broil one on toast." John Brown, j the great apostle of negro emancipa j tion, having begun his warfare on that soil, it was presumed that his "sweet , influence I 'had so permeated that at . mosphere that no negro could commit ( an outrage who had breathed it, and certainly no outrage could be commit ed on one of them by those who had , rushed to that environment hugging , to his bosom the people whose only . distinction was their different, colored , skin, and it was declared that the sto [ Ties of wrongs by them coming from , the far south were lies of the first . water. We wish we could print side by side some of the editorials jnst printed in Kansas on their own negro burning, and on the one that occurred in Texas a few years ago. The contrast would be marked, if not bewildering, Gov. Stanley withdrew his reward in good time. He seemed afraid the perpetra tors might be made known. They were known, every one of them, but if the truth were known the Governor knew they were known, and he was told to take down the reward, Kansas is a State of States. It grows the largest crops, some times. It has few er cyclones than any State except Kansas. Its wind storms blow every where except over its own plains. It is the most healthful State, the most pious State, the most law abiding State, to hear the Kansan tell it, which was ever in or out of the Union. It never burned a negro, but this one time, and will never do so again until the next time. It has a prohibition law and as many saloons as Kentucky. It has less money and more mortgages than can be found elsewhere in the same area on earth. Out there we see the biggest sunflowers, it has the rus tiest railroad rails the windiest real estate agents, more flies, bed bugs, fleas and grasshoppers, than exist else where, and now that it has burned a negro at the stake, may soon present a The Alexandria Gazette, although old in years, is as young in appearance as it was when we first knew it. It has entered its second century as sprightly as ever. It is a paper that always says what in means. The House of Representatives on Saturday defeated the proposition to require star route mail contractors to reside near their routes. '» QUEEN VICTORIA DEAD. She Reigned Longer Than Any English Queen Victoria died at Osborne House, Knglaud on Tuesday evening < at 6:80. She had only been sick a few i days, and it was the first illness of her 1 whole life. The record of the last days of the reign of Victoria is not easy to tell. The correspondent of the Asso ciated Press was the only correspond- i ent admitted to Osborne House, and i his interview with Sir Arthur John Rigge, private secretary to the late Queen, was the only official statement that had been given out. For several weeks the Queen had been failing. On Monday week she summoned Lord Rob crts and asked him some very search ing questions regarding the war in South Africa. On Tuesday she went for a drive, but was visibly affected. On Wednesday she suffered a paralytic stroke, accompanied by intense phys ical weakness. It was her first illness in all her eighty-one years, and she would not admit it. Then her condi tion grew so serious that, against her wishes, the family were summoned. When they arrived, her reason had practically suecumbedto paralysis and weakness. Queen Victoria's parents were the Duke of Kent, fourth son of George 111, and the Princess Victoria Marie Louisa of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld, She was born at Kensington Palace, London, May 24, 1819, and was the Duke's only child. Her father died at Sidmouth as the result of a chill caught while playing with his infant daughter a few months after hsr birth. His widow, the Duches of Kent, brought up the future Queen of Eng land, and incidentally quarreled a good deal with her brothers in-law, Kings George IV and William IV, concerning the education and training of her daughter. At her baptism, performed with great ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Bishop of London, the infant princess received the names of "Alexandrina Victoria,'' after the then Emperor of Russia and her mother. In her early childhood she was known generally as the 'Prin i cess Drina.' Her childhood was passed at Tunbridge Wells, Malvern, Norris ; Castle and other quiet rural retreats ■ of England and Scotland. Her uncle, King William IV, died about a quarter past 2 o'clock on the ! morning of June 20, 1837, in Windsor i Castle, and immediately the Arch i bishop of Cantebury, Dr. Howley and ■ the Lord Chamberlain, the Marquis of ( Conyngham, left for Kinsington . Palace t j inform the Princess Alex i andriua Victoria that upon her young ' head the crown of Great Britain and i Ireland was now to be placed. It was about 5 o'clock in the tnorn t ing when they arrived at the palace i gate, and for a considerable time they - were unable to arouse the porter. The Princess was asleep, and her atteu i dants told the Archbishop and the i Lord Chamberlain that they could not , disturb her. But the distinguished ) messengers insisted that they had come i on business of State to the Queen, and i that even her sleep must give way to i that. In a few minutes the awakened - Princess came into their presence in a i loose night robe and shawl, her hair i falling upon her shoulders, her feet in - slippers, tears in her eyes, but perfect ! ly collected and dignified, The Prime ) Minister, Lord Melbourne, was pres L ently summoned, and at 11 o'clock the > same morning the Lord Chancellor I administered to this young girl, only > a little more than 18 years of age, the . coronation oath, and the long and il " lustrious reign of Queen Victoria had • begun. She was crowned with gorge i ous ceremonies June 28, 1838. There were many suitors for her i hand, but it was bestowed, along with her heart, for it was a love match, to ' Francis Charles Augustus Albert Em , manuel, the second son of Ernest, • Duke of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld. i At noon on February 10, 1840, the ; royal wedding was celebrated in the • Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace. i Notwithstanding that the country re ceived the marriage with apparent en thusiasm Prince Albert was regarded with distrust for many years, and he ' deferred to the national jealousy of his influence as a foreign-born Prince by rigidly abstaining from everything that could be construed into an inter ference with British politics. On November 21, 1840, the Queen's first child was born, the Princess Vic i toria Adelaide Maria Louisa, who on January 25, 1858, was given in mar riage to Frederick, the Crown Prince of Prussia, and for a few months in 1888 shared with him the imperial crown of limited Germany. Her son is the present Emperor William 11, of Germany. In November, 1841, the Queen's first son was born, popularly known to the world since as Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. On March 10, 18b3, he was married to the Princess Alexandra, eldest daughter of the King of Den mark. Seven other children were born to the Queen, as follows: Alice Maud Mary, Alfred Ernest Albert, Helena Augusta Victoria, Louise Caroline Alberta, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodoro. The Queen has over 76 grandchildren and great-grandchildren living. Her eldest daughter, as previously stated, was the last Empress of Germany aud her grandson is the present Emperor. The Empress of Russia, Alexandria, is her granddaughter. Her descendants are found in a majority of European royal families. Gubernatorial Primary. The latest aud most sensational proposition connected with the Vir ginia gubernatorial campaign is to make the nomination by a general primary. E. C. Folkes, one of the members of the house from will urge this suggestion upon the democratic state committee. His idea i is for that body to order a general pri mary on the day on whic,h delegates to the constitutional convention are chos en. This plan would bringout a tremen dousjvote and be of benefit both to the candidates tor governor as well as those for delegates to the convention. Should the committee not adopt Mr. Fowlkes' scheme he proposes to em body it in a bill which he will intro duce at the extra session of tbe legis lature. Covington Items. Miss Edna, McCutchen left yesterday morning for her home at Craigsville, after a few days visit with Mrs. J. W. Price. Mrs. L. T. Parrish, of Staunton, visit ed her brother, Mr. Wm. Bailey, iv this city a few days the latter part of last week and the first of this. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Nettleton left Tuesday night for a trip South. They will visit many Southern points of in terest, including a trip to Cuba before returning. Henry Keiter, a painter from Day ton, Va., attempted to commit suicide iv his room U the Alleghany Hotel Wednesday night. He cut his throat from ear to ear with a razor but fortu nately for him the jugular vein was not severed. He will recover.—Sentinel. From Clifton Forge. Mr. Charles Bosserman, of Waynes boro, Va , is visiting the family of Mr. K. G. Uunter. Mrs. Clark, of Waynesboro, is visit ing her daughter Mrs. W. T. Morris on McCormick Avenue. Miss Virgie Catt, daughter of Mr. Harry Catt, of Staunton, is the guest at the home of Mr. B. M. Moseley. On yesterday morning the home of Mr. Jas. T. Quinion came near being destroyed by Are. About 6 o'clock Mrs. Quinion discovered fire in the partition wall of their sitting room and quickly gave the alarm. The damage was about S7s.—Review. Bridgewater Briefs. Miss Ella Blakemore is visiting rela fives in Mt. Solon. Mrs. Jno. Robsonand Miss Elizabeth Robson, of Mossy (.'reek, are spending the week with 1). C. Graham in llridge water. Edgar and Ernest James, of Mossy Creek, are home on a visit. The latter will take a course in stenography and typewriting at Dunsmore's Business College at Staunton. J. A. Walker had a toe taken off Monday. Dr. Geo. Walker, of Staun ton, performed the operation. The toe was broken when Mr. Walker was a child and all his life has given him a great deal of pain.—Herald. "The Smart Set" For February. Readers of The Smart Set will doubt less agree that the February number is the brightest issue yet of this re markably original periodical. The leading story is a novelette entitled "Rumors aDd a Runaway," by Care line Duer. This is Miss Duer's first long story. The short stories that she has published in The Smart Set during the past year met with almost sensa tional success, and gave her a great reputation for the piquancy and clever ness of her work. This longer story will be a still greater triumph. Other features of the number are "The King's Chamber," by Theodosia Garrison, "The English View of Our Society," by Mrs. Sherwood, "Lady Star's Apotheosis," by Julien Gordon, a story of an American woman who fought her way to social sovereignty in Englaud; "The Maneuvers of Madge," by Arabella Kenealy,astory of Florida golf links and a conspiracy; "Daphne of the Impossibles," by Guy Somer ville; "The Millionaire," by Barry Pain, and "The Bride of San Lor enzo," by Louise Winter. In this is sue are announced the winners of the various prizes, amounting to 35,000, offered by the magazine last year for poems and stories. Even under the most favorable con ditions the return of the volunteers from the Philippines before July 1 will be attended with great expense, an amount not less than $1,.5001000 and probably $2,000,000 being required to brinj home the 30,000 troops. It is rumored in Norfolk that the New York l'acht Club will probably become the purchaser of the Chamber lin Hotel, Old Point, which is to be sold at auction under a decree of the United States Court Saturday, Febru ary 2. Catarrh Cannot be Cured with local applications, astheycannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall'sCatarrhCnre is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years, and is a regular prescription It is composed of the best tonics known combined with the best blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of the two ingredients is what produces such won derful results in curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Props. Toledo, Ohio. Sold by druggists, price 7oc. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Over=Work Weakens Your Kidneys. Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood. All the blood in your body passes through /our IriHnp.vj! nnw * very 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. Ins, aches and rheu -3m come from ex of uric acid in the 1, due to neglected Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady leart 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 all 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 free, also pamphlet telling you how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble. Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kilmer fit Co., Binghamton, N. Y. Irtt4n*sv trrmMi* tost distressing cases TTmnt» of Rwnmn-TiAnt j tfkfl I at UAID by run- II m9%f% I W% ning your k\ J I fingers through it? |j [3 Does it seem dry and Ti Y\ lifeless? ' *g I j Give your hair aim II chance. Feed it. i J l J The roots are not tl tA dead; they are weak tl |] because they are fa Tl starved—that's all. f J Vigor T J If you don't want II [4 your hair to die use If [a Ayer's Hair Vigor I \\ once a day. It makes I f] the hair grow, stops [ ■ WJ falling, and cures dan- I M j a ft druff. g W It always restores ml I j color to gray or faded // [L hair: it never fails. (3 \i $1.00 a bottle. All druggist*. VT \\ " One bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor pi rl stopped ray hair from falling out, CI C 1 and started it to grow again nicely." W 1 w] julios Witt, ft fjk March ;B, IWD. CanoTa, 9. Dak. IA "Ayer's Hair Vigor completely IJ I 3 cured me from dandruff, with which IV \\ Iwasgreatlyafflicted. Thegrowthof |1 m.\ my hair since its use has been some- A] t ] tbingwonderful." ,-. r] • 1 LenaG.Greene, ' fcl 7/ April 13,1899. New York, N.Y. TJ la if you do not obtain all the benefits ll L 3 7 0u expected from the use of the Hair [*1 » ■ Vlftor, write the Doctor about it. lOi IF Dr.. J. C. AYEK, Lowell, Mass. IM NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. DIAMONDS and other precious stones re set by H. H. BOLEN, Jeweler,, 26 E. Main street. FARM WANTED.—Farm wanted near some town in Virginia Valley; 50 acres or more in good state of cultivation. Also must have besides woodlot, pasture and building. Anyone wishing to sell ad dress, F. E. WHITMORE, ]an2s It* Ellsworth, Maine, GRAZING FARM FOR RENT.—Contains 433 acres, fine sod. One mile from Greenwood Depot, on top mountain. Write. O. H. FUNSTEN. jan 25-2t 1113 Main St., Richmond, Va. HF. SCHEELE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Room A, First Floor, Masonic Temple, Staunton, Va. Practice in all courts. J3F" Prompt at tention given to collections. BROOCHES, Stick Pins, Dress I'm Sets, &0., at H. H. BOLEN'S Jewelry Store. Stallion For Sale I I offer for sale or exohage the thorough bred Percheron stallion VEDOCK. Is a bay horse, 16 hands high, weight 1,500 lbs. Is perfectly sound, works well any where and is a splendid animal. Apply to or address, W. H. HARMAN, jan 25 8t Box 672, Staunton, Va. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF ABOUT TWO AND ONE HALF ACRES OF LAND IX AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA„ about five and one half miles from Staunton, Va., on which is situate a comfortable residence, a shop and necessary outbuildings. The undersigned, Fitihugh Elder, in pursuance of authority of a decree of Dec. 15th, 1900, in cause of Chas. Frazier vs. Ir vine Reed's widow, et als., pending in the circuit court ol Augusta county, Va., and also in pursuanoe o£ authority vested in him as Trustee of the Young Men's Build ing & Loan Association, of Staunton, Va , in the deed from Irvine Reed and wife to Alexander H. Fultz, Trustee, of Jan. 22d, 1896, recorded in the clerk's office of the county court of Augusta county, Va., in D. B. 121, page 513, he having been elected Trustee of said Association in the place of Alexander H. Fultz, the former Truitee and the trustee named in the aforesaid deed, and he, the said Elder, succeeding to the rights of said Fultz, Trustee, in accor dance with the provisions of Acts 1897 8, page 918, relative to change of Trustees of Building & Loan Associations, will pro ceed to sell at public auction in front of the court house of the city of Staunton, Va., about the hour of 12 o'clock M., ou MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, lUOI, (Court day). that certain piece or parcel of land, in Augusta country, Va., about five and one-half miles west of the city of Staunton, on the Staunton and Churchvi 110 road, near Middle River, together with the residence, shop and all other buildings situate thereon, and containing about two and one-half acres, and being the same properly which was occupied and used by Irvine Reed for many years before his death, and also the same property convey ed by the said Irvine Reed and wife to Alex, H. Fultz, Trustee, oy deed above set out. TERMS OF SALE—One-third of the purchase money iv oash and the balance in three equal installments payable respec tively in nine, eighteen and twenty-seven months from day of sale, with interest from that day, for which the purchaser will be required to execute his bonds with approved personal security and the title will be withheld as ultimate security. FITZHUGH ELDJSR, ian 25 5t Trustee, &c. COMMISSIONEU'SOFFICE, Henry W. Holt, Trustee, etc., itual Annuity Company, et. als. :idmann,etal. Jl persons interested in the above a chancery causes will Take Notice, in pursuance ot a decree of the Court oi Hustings for the city of Staunton, en tered in said causes on January, 16th, 1901, I shall at my office in Staunton, Va., on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1901. proceed to take, state and settle the fol lowing accounts: Ist. What is a reasonable and proper fee to be allowed and paid out of the fund in these causes to the attorneys for the plaintffs in the said cause of Weidmann, et als. vs. The Mutual Annuity Company. 2nd. A proper scheme for the distribu tion of the funds in these causes now or which may be hereafter realized from other sources. 3rd. Any other matters deemed perti nent, etc R. E. R. NELSON, Commissioner in Chancery. Patrick & Gordon, , A. C. Braxton, ;-p.q- Braxton A Wayt, ) WANTED.— A good man to work on shares and manage large grain and grazing farm, 5 mile west of Warm Sprines. Va. Fine opportunity to right man. References given and required. Address, A. B. C . jan 18 4t* Warm Springs, Va. )rs.G.A.&A H. Sprinkel, DENTISTS, 108 W. MAIN STREET. Modern methods. Crown and bridge work. , HA!H LaLGAM wMB JNever I'ailfl to Restore Gray I A DIES' Lorgnette Chains, gent's yes' •- chains, fobs and silk guards, at H. H. BoLENS Jewelry Store. NOTICE. It matters not how bright, cold oi rainy. The people will come to the Old Reliable City Liumlry. where they seldom fail to get full sitisfficfion M S. Xew St., is our place of business. C. L. WILSON, Prop By E. M. Gushing & Co., Auctioneers. Commissioner's Sale UF VALUABLE RESIDENCE PROPERTY, IN THE CITY OF STAUNTON. By virtue of decrees of the Court of Hus tings for the city of Staunton entered at the February and March terms, IdOO. oi said court, in the chancery cause of Lain des. Receiver, vs. sheffey"'s heirs, &c , thi undersigned will offer for sale at public auction in front of the opera house (which is at present the county court house of Au gusta county), in the city of Staunton, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2d, 1901, at 4 p. m., that certain valuable residence property consisting of dwelling house, anu lot upon which it is located, and the ap purtenances thereto.|situate on East Main street in the city of Staunton, and frontinu thereon and running back to the alley in the rear, being the same property occu pied by Judge Hugh W. Sheffey as a resi deuce during the latter part of his life and at the time of his death, and conveyed tc him by J. N. and Alcinda J. Woodward, by deed recorded in the Clerk's office ol said court in D. B. No. (i, p. 470, bearing date on the 20th of January, IK7-I. TERMS—Cash in hand sufficient to paj costs of shit and expenses ot sale and the delinquent and unpaid taxes upon 9aid property; the residue upon a credit of one, two and three years, evidenced by the bonds of the purchaser with approved per sonal security, title to be retained as ulti mate security. A. C. GORDON, J. L. 8. KIRBY, Commissioners. VIRGINIA—City of Staunton,to-wlt— I hereby certify that A. C. Gordon, com missioner, has given bond, with security, as required by law, and by decree entered in the chancery cause of Landes, General Receiver, 4e., against H. W. Sheffey's Heirs, pending in the Court of Hustings for the city of Staunton. Given under my hand this !lth day of April, 1900. NEWTON ARGENBRIGHT, j«n 4-5t Clerk. W. L. Olivier & Son, Auctioneers. SALE OF Desirable Fan Property! In pursuance 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 commissioners, appointed by said decree on . . . court day, at noon, will sell at public auc tion iv tront of the City Hall on E. Main street, in Staunton, to the highest biader or bidders, the following very desirable farming lands: Lot No. I.—Containing 63 a, 3 r, and 6 po, about 10 a of which is woodland. Lot No. 2—The reversion of 46a., assign ed to Mary A. Wagner, widow of A. L. Wager, dec'd. for life, as her dower in the lands lately occupied by said A. L. Wagner. Lot No. 3.—Containing 60 a., and 36 po., upon which is a good barn. The said three parcels of land constitute the farm of which A. L. Wagner, dec'd., died possessed, containing about 150 a., 2 po , situated on South Kiver, near Stuart's Draft, in Augusta county; are fertile and uetwee S n Lot NoTanc; Lot No' 3is furnished by public road. Lot No. 2 The above parcels will be offered togeth 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 the TERMS OF SALE.-One-four of the purchase price of each parcel in cash; the balance in three equal instalments at 1, 2 and 3 years time, to be evidenced by the bonds of the purchaser or purchasers, bear ing interest from date until paid, said in terest being payable annually, waiving the homestead exemption, with "good personal security, the title of each parcel to be re tained as ultimate security tor the pay mem of the bonds executed therefor. J. M. PERRY, H. H. KERR, Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta county, to-wit: I, Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that J. M. Perry, one of the commissioners above named, has ex ecuted the bond required by decree of sale entered on the 23rd day of Nov. 190<i, in said chancery cause of Miles' (luardian vs. Miles' Infants, now pending in this court. JOS. B. WOODWARD, Date Dec. 24,1900. Clerk. dec 28 5t WIRGINIA, to-wit:—ln the Circuit Court ■ of Augusta county the 27th day of Dec. 1900. Fannie L. Partlow, plaintiff, Thomas C. Kinney, defendant. In chancery and on attachment returned duly executed. The object of this suit is to attach and subject to the payment of the debt herein after named the interest of Thomas C. Kinney in a certain body of land lying in North River Gap in North River District, in Augusta county, Virginia, consisting of Ist—A tract of eight and one half acres more or less. 2nd—A tract of 013 acres, more or less. 3rd—A tract of six and three-tenths more or less, it being the property owned by Emanuel Hise, deceased, in which the defendant owns an undivided one twenti eth, subject to the widow's dower. This property is attached to pay a debt due from the defendant to the plaintiff of 5584.07, of which J4U2 07, bears interest from November 16th, 1895, and the residue thereof bears interest from December 12tb, 1900, and the costs of this proceeding. And it appearing by affidavit tiled that the defendant is anon resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that he do appear here within fifteen days after due publica tion of this order and do what is necessary to protect his interest in this suit. Teste, JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. H.W.Holt, p.q. Staunton, Va.. Jan. 1(1, nil. Chas. A. Avery, et als. All persons interested in the above styled chancery causes will Take Notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, entered in said causes at the November Term, 1!)00, 1 shall at my office in Staunton, Va , on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1901, proceed to take, state and settle the fol lowing accounts : I The title to the real and personal involved in these causes together ie liens thereon, their amounts and ies, if any, and to whom due. -The amount and states of the asserted in the bill or petition of i A Ranson vs. Avery et als. The scope and powers of Henry T. rustee, in the deed or deeds from . Rhinebart and wife conveying tbe nd personal property involved in auses. -Whether or not the deed of Jos. W. Rhinehart and wife to Henry T. Fay, Trustee, dated December 13, 1899. a copy Ii is filed in the record, conveyed sierred to Henry T. Fay, Trustee, A. Avery, the personal property lin these causes and levied upon laintiff's attachments, as well as estate and mineral rights convey ny other matter deemed perti- K. E R. NELSON, Commissioner in Chancery. A. C. Braxton. ) Turner K. Hackman, >p.q. Hanson <fc RaDSon, ) jan 19 4t I jan 25 4t PAbAIS # # ROYAh I Continue to close out the DRY GOODS 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 permit 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. ,!uiliuiluuiuliM j lAm Going to Close Out | MI MI STOCK IF CLOTHING Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits, Overcoats and Pants At Some Price between this and March I. These goods IAM GOING TO SELL The first to come get tlie pick of the stock, so don't buy until you see what I can show yon. I will also sell you •——————————— m I SMbes and Hunts' FiraisMiigsi •—— ——————————— As cheap as, if not cheaper than, any one else in town, I also have a few TRUNKS •g" Don't forget the place ! J. W. SWINK, No. 29 W. Main St., Just Under Town Clock, T. M. C. A. BUILDING, m ii ub c^TeSi Entire Stock al Cost fiiloiit Reserve! In order to meet our obligation we are compelled tv raise $10,000 by Maich Ist. Therefore we are forced to sell our Dry floods mid ('lothing at PRIME COST. Necessity Knows No Law I Our Loss, Your Gain I These goods must be sold. The Chance is Yours. The Money Must be Raised. $10,000 Needed. Now is the time to invest your dollar with ns, to bring you big results. GOODS GOING AT COST AND MONEY WE MUST HAVE ! $10,000 WANTED $10,000 ■T.l The American Stock Co. Jlil MONEY fO LEND on improved real es tate. Office over the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank. Entrance on Augusta Street, janll-tf Money to Lend! On city and county real estate, in large or small sums, to suit borrower. Business confidential. E. J. CUSaiNG, Room 10 Crowle Building, jan 4-4t Staunton, Va. BARGAINS FOR EVERYBODY. We have good sensible shoes for men and women. And strong school shoes for chil dren. Our Prices Will Please Yen. We also have a full line of TMI%jo to $11.00. McH.HOLLIDAY, Up-to-Date Shce House. Staunton. Va M. Summerfield. That I will sell at Low Down Prices. STAL'NTON, VA. .yiBGINIA. TOW)T:-In the Clerk's | ■ Office of the Circuit ot Augusta conn | ty, the 15th day of January, U)01. Hugh b. Sproui, administrator d. b. |n. c. t. a. of James Uiingardner, dec'd I'laintiff ; VS. J. M. Kunkle, Defendant. Extract from decree of Dec. 20th, 1000. "And it being stated to the Court that ; "R. 1). Dameron, the purchaser of the "tract of land sold in this cause under an "agreement in writing date on the 23d day "of October, I*os, and filed in the papers j "of tins cause, has never paid any of the "purchase money stipulated in said agiee i "ment?" I And it appearing by affidavit filed that i the said R D. Dameron is a non-resident of | t'lis State, it i-s ordered that he do appear |at the Clerk's Office of the said Circuit | Court of Augusta county, at the court ; house thereof on the First Monday in , March, 1901, to show cause, if any he can j why the tract of land purchased by him in the cause aforesaid, should not be resold on account of the default in the payment of the purchase money due by him on said land. Teste, JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk. J.. J. 1,. A- R. I'.uingantner, pq, janlSlt Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages, Spring Wagons, and all Pleasure Vehicles. With or'without RUBBER TIREM, Vehicles made to order, and all repair work done promptly and and at smull cost. THe Celebrated Easy Ridiiig, Noiseless, Hard filler Tires can be quickly placed on any wheels. In everything our factory has the latest styles and is strictly up to-date. J. M. Hardy's Son, It tie Old Staid. Main 4 Market St.., \ STAUNTON,VA.