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i. 11. Mohler is conducting i
sd meeting at the Genual
church here
n B. El kins was yesterday re-
F. S Senator from West Vir
ie of.Polieeinan W. R. New
ustthe Withrow Lumber Co.,
istings court, was continued
xt term,
of the employees of the Weet-
Hospital belli a shooting
uesday afternoon. The suc
ots got all the chickens,
jsnian was at the
Department this week, and
al new postoflices established
ith D'strict.
G. R. Handier, of Teunes
icepted a call to Christ Lu
urch and will begin his work
sbraary l»t.
afternoon the tenant house
■m of Mrs. Doiiagh<s near
s, which was occupied by Mr.
iksley, was destroyed by tire
rith its contents,
tl of Sheritl'Watts for per
> escape of Taylor, a prison
ed in the Hustings court
y, but the jury could not
were discharged,
kibler, of Waynesboro, who
ith the army iv the Philip
tied home this week. He
rged from the army on ac
Hustings court the judge
.he motion for a new trial
of Jim Smith, and the pri
enteuceu to one year in the
ed that the Third Christian I
tichmoud will extend a call
H. Book, formerly pastor
ristian church at Clifton
E. Kincaid, of Deerfield,
d on the 9th iust., at Waun
Miss Elizabeth C.-tuley, of
Bath cotnty, Rev. W. C.
rating ceremony.
A. Charlton died at his
dngton on Friday last of
v, aged 64 years. He was I
Of the sth Va. regiment
war. lie is survived by I
id two daughters, all grown
y last at the home of Mr. I
uger, near Roman, Miss
was united in marriage to I
jiuiiuoiis. Rev. J.L. Rizer,
ey, performing the cere I
jhoemake, of .near Laurel I
likeu to Johus Hopkins I
iltimore, last week to uu I
ration. Her sister, Mis*
Shoemake, accompanied I
Foutz, an aged patient at
State Hospital, died at
ion on the 9th inst., from
' a severe fall. He was a
ivnesboro, aud had a large
ictiou in Augusta,
iibsun, son of Mr. J. W.
Bar Lyndhurst, fell from a
wark, N. J., ou which he
, last week, receiving in
diich he died. His remains
i to his old home for ta
il Crawford, widow of Dr.
rd, died at Mt Sidney on
if last week, after a pro
is, aged about li- years.
! three daughters survive
s the mother of Dr. W.
, of that place.
W. R. Newman, who was
i time ago at the new
milding, was taken to the
liters Hospital last week
id bone removed from his
II be able to u-e it in about
Tinsley, formerly a well
tect of this city, died in
on Thursday of last week,
ih's illness. Deceased is
lis wife and two daughters
Lightner and Mrs. D. A.
i Patch Mines
Seheele, formerly pastor
Evangelical Lutheran
s city, having completed
9e at the University of
iow thoroughly etjuippfd
ice of law. For that pur
•pened an office here in
Temple, on first floor, and I
in all courts.
d on best authority that
re been taken out on
ights below Pattersou's
lesboro, with a view to
electric power plant there
se of supplying power to
1 industries, and also to
i that are already in ope
3onth River In Basic City.
Guide" is the name of a
its title indicates, is a
ners in the cultivation
ion of all crops typical to
his book in neatly bound,
profusely illustrated, and every farmer
should have a copy. It can be had
without charge from the German Kali
Works of No. 9M Nassau street, New
York City.
A piano reiital will be given this cv
ening in the chapel of the Mary Bald
win Seminary by Prof. F. W. Hanier's
class, assisted by pupils of Miss E
Louise Hopkins and Miss Sarah Green
leaf Frost. Some of the yountr ladies
who will participate aro Miss Celia
Mason Timberlake, in a piano solo.
Misses Elsie Hamilton and Helen
Hawkes, vocal duet; Misses Williams,
11. Bicker, Bicklc and Singer, in «
quartette: Misses Hamilton, Smith
anil Hawkes, in a vocal trio. The in
terestiug program will begin at 8
was in the city yesterday.
Mr. W. A. Baylor, of Churchville.
I was in the p city Monday.
Mr. Henry Borden, of Laurel Hill.
I was here on business this week.
Mr. Henry Alexander, of Millies
ville, was in the city Monday.
Mr. F. E. Fulwider. of Raphine. was
| a visitor to the city Monday.
Mr. 11 M. Mongoniery, of Raphine,
was in tlie city on Friday.
Miss May Miller is in Lynchburg,
Mr. S. M. Donald went to Kichuiond
Miss Lizzie Atkinson is visiting in
Norfolk and Baltimore.
Mr. K. L Lowryand wife, of Swoope,
were in the city Tuesday.
Mr J W. Friend, of Newport News,
was in the city last week.
Mr. Jos. S. Cochran was iv Haiti
more last week.
Miss Helen Hutchinson is visitiugin
Mrs. A. 11. lioller,of New York city,
is visiting relatives in this county.
Mr. Chas. Dull, of Craigsville, was
in the city last week on business.
Mr. and Mrs, R. D. Apperson spent
some days iv Lynchburg this week.
Prof. E Louis Ida is quite sick at
the King's Daughters Hospital.
Mrs. Creo. M. Cochran has as her
guesls, Mrs. Virginia Peyton Kent!
and Miss.Mary Kent, of Wytheville.
Mr. J. H. Lindsey has been appoint
ed postmaster at Bridgewater, vice]
D. G. Whitmore, deceased.
liss I.ola Kerr, who has been spend
some weeks in West Virginia, has |
rued home, !
iss Ada Clark, of Laurel Hill, visit
er friends, Misses Em ma and Bes
linith, of Stuart's Draft, last week,
r. (ieorge Miller and family, of the
Tabor neighboi hood, are visiting!
ath county.
-. Henry W. Greaver, of Char
sville, visited his parents at
ope this week.
Mr. Thos A. Sbafer, of Portsmouth.
spent tt few days at his old home here
this week.
Senator John N. Opie, and Delegates
KW. Todd and John W. Church
re in Richmond.
J. M. Brooks is now in charge of
ice of the Baltimore Association
Charlie Wiseman, of Moi-cow,
some days here last week and
st of this.
Mrs. Waddell, who has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. A. M. Valz, returned
to her home in Albemarle last week.
I, J L. Oleiuiner, of Swoope, visit
brother, Rev. Mr. McCliutic, at I
City last week.
, C. A. Holt, who has been vio
latives in Woodstock, returned
last week.
Rev. Runisey Suiltbsoti, of Roanoke,
formerly pastor of theMcthodist church
here, was in the city on Saturday.
Mr. auU Mrs. M G. Trimble, of Clif
ton Forge" were the guests of the fami
ly of Mrs. J. W. last week.
Miss Fantiie Burke, of Burketowu'
lad been the guest of Miss Nellie
, returned home last week.
■tenant Governor Echols and
went to Richmond this week,
the governor will preside over
Ira session of the Legislature.
Walter B. Anderson and child I
have returned home from a visit to)
Mrs. Anderson's mother, Mrs. A. R.
Dunn, at Clifton Forge.
Mrs. I.usk, who has been visiting!
her daughter, Mrs. Chas.R. McGulllu,
left this week for her home at Clifton
Mrs A. F. Siler and daughter, of
Cliarlottesville, were the guests of the
family of Mr. ('. Watson, at Mt. Sid
ney this week.
Dr. Geo. A. Sprinkle aud Mrs. A. H.
Sprinkle went to Culpeper Tuesday.
Having been called there by the ex
treme illness of their aunt.
Mr. W.C. Bell, son of Dr. S. 11. Bell,
of the Glade, has returned to Smith-1
Ka., to resume his duties as
r in a school for young men.
ioldie Shilletr, who has been
Mrs. John Andes, at Laurel
urned this week to her home
Mr. 1). L. Switzer ainl wife are visit
ing relatives at liellaire, Ohio, they
will be absent from the city two orl
three weeks.
Mrs. W. T. Wright ltft Tuesday on
G. & O. train No 4, for East Radford,
called there by telegraph to the bei •
side of her sister-in law, Mrs. J. F
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Whitmore lef
the city last Saturday for Thomasvill
Ga., where they will remain for hoiu
weeks, after which they will visit Nas
sau, remaining there until warm
Rohu B. Locke, formerly of thi
s been reappointed referee i
itcy by Judge Waddill of th
„.ruit Court. llis district em
braces Newport News, Williamsburg
Rid the counties of Warwick, F.liza
thC'ity. York and James City.
Dr. V- W. Duiilnp, formerly of Mic
dlebrook, bat who has been practicin
in Newport News for about two years
has accepted a lucrative position a
physician at Rush Run mines in Wes
lid has entered npen his diilie
H. B. Allinan, of near S:vngers
ied Tuesday of this week am
aried Wednesday. She leave
ng her husband aud three chi
Uefore her marriage to Mr.
, she was a Mrs. Shaver. She
out 80 years of age.
The Cannery.
d Editor Spectator:
I understand the Perm Canning Co.
are ready toerect a factory near Staun
ton if they can get fifteen hundred
acres of land under contract to grow
s > string ami lima beans, tomatoes and
swt et corn. That the prices they oiler
h an high; more thiin is paid elsewhere,
and smtisfaetory to the growe. That
they propose to take other vegetables,
1 such as squash, pumpkins, beets, okra,
peas, etc., aud fruits like apples, plums,
s pet dies, pears, blackberries, cherries,
Iraslieriies, etc., and pay high prices
for prime quality and tair prices for
fruit not so good.
It seems to me this is an opportuui
, ty not to let pass by, for it means em
ployment to the whole household, ex
termination of weeds, a larpe yield in
rotary crops, enhanced value to the
land. 11 means not only wealth and
material advantage, but better still,
education and development of the body
and brain. The writer has no interest
whatever iv the cannery business di
rectly, hut believes this and similar
industries will double the wealth of i
Virginia, empty her hospitals and pen- i
itentiaiy and revolutionize her system |
of education when this kind of work ;
is taught in public and private schools |
in connection with the curriculum j
now taught. The twentieth century .
demands men of acts, more than men j
ot hook knowledge, men who will do j
something for themselves and commu
nity, instead of living on their wits or f
riding on the backs of others. t
each farmer consult with his t
wife, daughters aud sous and agree to v
put in only that acreage which they
(and the help they can command) will v
do thoroughly well. The profit from o
such an acreage will astonish them, if y
well managed. Two crops a year can
be taken from the same land if plowed, t<
subsoiled and enriched now, so that
frost will pulverize the soil. w
An Aaßicur.TCKisT. n
i Letter From Buena Vista.
Buena Vista, Jan. 21.—We are very
. glad to report that Leas & MeVitty
. of Phila., have closed the options for
the land on which they will erect a
11,000,000 plant for the manufacture of
! Give Black harness leather aud extract
• from chestnut wood. Ground will he
broken at an early date.
A recent additiou to the town is a
Chinese Laundry, which is run by Lav
800, formerly of Staunton.
A very enjoyable german was held
at the opera house last Friday night.
It was led by Mr. Randolph Boiling
aud Mr. Jones, of W. and L Time
will not allow me to give a detailed ac
count of it although I would like to.
The W. C. T. 11. held a yery eu
joyable aud profitable two days meet
ing lagt week, address were made by
Mrs. Hoge, the state president, Rev.
Mr. Hoge, Mrs. Wells and Mrs. E. L.
Emhree, president of the local society.
After the meeting closed Saturday
morning, a society was organized at
Virginia College. Things at, the Col- '
lege are progressing very nicely.
Miss Harris is in Roanoke in consul
tation with the citizens committee iv '
regard to the return of the College to '
Roanoke. We hardly expect the Col
lege will leave Buena Vista because •
the youug ladies are too well satisfied '
with the place.
The students will give an entertain- '
ment at the opera house ou Friday
evening, and we feel satisfied that the '
young men of Bueua Visa aud Lexiug- 1
ton will turn out iv full force to see
the fair youug ladies act. (
A colonial ball will be held at the £
College ou Washington's birthday. I
Basic City Happenings.
The course of events iv Basic are
changing with the change of time. A
few weeks ago all were busy with pre
parations tor celebrating the birth of
Christ, aud for reminding men of the
good will proclaimed between Heaveu
aud earth.
These are now past, and the ladles
are busy with work of another kind.
VVithiu a week or two, they will give
an oyster supper for the benefit of the
Presbyterian church.
On the 25th, the people of Basic and
and Waynesboro will have an oppor
tunity of seeing the Passion Play iv
the Lee Opera House.
Waynesboro has a uew postollice
building, we note with pleasure; and
Basic, we are sorry to say, now has
a saloon. We hope both may do the
people much good, aud little harm. A
few nights since the store of Mr. Smith,
in Basic, was broken into by two
darkies, four revolvers and some other
valuables were taken. But the thieves
who were caught the next evening
will pay dearly for their work.
The public school of this town, un
der the direction of its four teachers,
lias been progressing nicely this term.
The Board of Trustees have repaired
the building and furnished it with
much needed apparatus.
With Our Advertisers.
A gentleman from Maine advertises
for a 50 acre farm in the valley, near a
O. 11. Funsteii advertises a 433 acre
grazing farm near Greenwood, for
H. H. Boleu advertises watches,
stick pins aud rings.
Attention is called to the card of the
City Lauudry. The very best work is
done here.
Fitzhugh Elder. Trustee, will offer
for sale on Monday, Feb. 25, a tract of
21 acres of land near Middle River on
the Stauuton and Chnrchville road,
belonging to the estate of Irvine Rood'
W. 11. Barman offers for sale or ex
change a thoroughbred Percheron
Bernard C. Hartnian has opened his
jewelry establishment ou South An
gusta street, where he is prepared to
do first class work at short notice.
J. W. Swink is selling his entire
st cfe at figures that will surprise you.
Hall and see him and get prices.
it Girdles The Globe.
The fame of Buekliu'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 skin
a.nnlinn. I 1n1,.i ~iv Ili I. la, ,i ..„,.„ ..--.
Middlebrook items.
The sudden change from warm to
, j cold weuther, has developed a lot of
• JLa Grippe in this vicinity. Among
; I those ill are Mr. Dennis Mitchell. He
J is better at this writing.
| Mr. BaylorCleinrner, who wesquite
1 01. is able to be around again.
Misses Nina Glover aud Lottie Smith
I visited their former school teacher.
Mr. Hill, at Suiumeideau last Satur
day. The scholars were all very much
attached to him.
There was a quiet wedding at the
parsonage of Tabor church lastThurs
day. Mr. Newton Bosserman was mar
ried to Miss Serena Swortzel. After
which a sumptuous repast was enjoyed
by the many friends, at the residence
of the groom, who is a rising young
farmer, and a man who is very highly
esteemed by all.
Business of ail kiuds seems to be dull j
at present.
Mr Whaleu has bought a house and
moved to the village from the country.
MissSallie Englemau died week be
fore last, at her home near St. John
church. Herdeath wasnotlo >ked for,
aud whs a great shock to her friends.
She was a youug lady of much beauty,
aud her taking off is greatly regretted
by all who knew her. She will be
greatly missed by the choir of St.
John, she being a fine alto siuger. The
interment was at St. John, Rev. Mr. I
Jones, the pastor, officiating.
f There is a great demaud for good
farm hands, around here. There seems
to be a scaicity, most of the young
men preferring to engage in other I
work, rather than the farm. j
A good many of our young men are
working at Portland, Rich Patch, and
other points, leaving the town short on
youug folks. j
Mr. Powell, of Staunton, was in our
town last vvetk.
Thomas Bowers and A. J. Miller
were iv Staunton last Monday on busi
ness. !
Mr. John Glover, who has been ou a
visit to friends, has returned to his
home near here. !
The two boys of Wm. Holtz. who
have been ill, are much better at this
writing. I
Sampson Items.
J Sampson, Va., Jan. 19.~Mr. Wil
liam Hemp, wife and children,
j arrived here last Saturday evening
j from Illinois to spend a week with the
ladies' parents—Mr. H. G. McCauslaud
I and wife. Then Mr. Hemp will take
his family and go to Stafford Co. Va.,
, | where he expects to make his future
, j home. He has been in Illinois for some
.' years but it seems he likes Virginia
the best. Mrs. Hemp reports the
country when ehe lett full of Grippe
and Pneumonia. However it seems
that Illinois did not have grip enyugh
iv the whole state to hold her.
Mr. W. D. Huffman had the mis
fortune to get his hand badly mashed,
by having a barrel of flour fall on it.
Mrs. Mary Lane has been very sick
for a week and at this writing is no
Miss Sallie Baker and Miss Nettie
'c'layter paid our town a pleasant visit
The farmers are all well along with
l their work, on account of the pretty
James Kelley is buildiug a new
house, John Eutsler is the contractor.
A great many men have gone from
here to the West Yirgiuia coal mines
to look for work.
There is some talk here of the
Crimora mines resuming work in the
Spring, and it would be a great bless
ing to this community if it did.
Mess H. G. Huffman & Co.. expect
to enlarge their store-building in the
i William Blackwell is cleaning up a
large lot of new ground.
Samuel Craig is having logs cut, and
expects to build a new dwelling house
in the Spring.
Mrs. H. G. Huffman has been very
much complaining tor a week or more,
but at this writing is somewhat im
Miss Jennie and Mollis Batton, of:
Crimora, are spending several dajs
with their grandmother Mrs. M. F.
Rossen, of this place.
The N. ft W, R. R. have taken on
tjuitea lot of men to work on the
different sections along its line.
From Whynesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Swoope, Miss
Nettie Caldwell and Mrs. John W.
Howell left Wednesday for Florida.
Mr. 11. B. Hauger lett yesterday for
Newport News where he has gone to
accept a position as day clerk at Hotel
At the residence of the bride's par
ents in West end Wednesday evening,
a beautiful marriage ceremony was
solemnized, uniting iv the holy bonds
of wedlock Miss MinnieG. Foster and
Mr. William M. Cook. Rev. W. S. O.
Thomas officiating.
The parior was handsomely decorat
ed for the occasion, iv the centre of
which hung a beautiful marriage hell,
under whicli the ceremony took place.
The attendants were Mr. Elmo G.
Alexander with Misi Nannie Blake, of
Charlottesville; Mr. Ben Crenshaw
with Miss Maude East, David Cren
shaw with Miss Lydia Seekford, of
Alma, Va. The atteudants carried
streamers of white carnations ou cedar
which formed an aisle through which
the bride and groom approached tlie
marriage bell. — Valley Virginian.
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 Kleetric Bit
ters will quickly cure such troubles. -'1
sufTeted for yeais with kidney trouble,"
writes Mrs. i'hebe I'herley, 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 pejfect health. Only I
50c at B. if, Hughes' drug store.
Dr. Wells Accepts.
On Sunday morning Rev. Dr. J". M
Wells announced to his congregation
that he had decided to accept the call'
of the First Presbyterian church at
Wilmington, N. (J. Lexington Pres
bytery will meet ou Febuary 7th, to
take action dissolving his pastoral rtla
tions. Dr. Wells has been here for
about five years and during his resi
dence has made many friends, not only
in his own congregation, but outside,
who will sincerely regret his departure.
miles from Greenville, aged aboat 8"
years. Ilerhushind is one year her
senior aud is still quite active. They
had been married 57 years. Deceased
was a member of Baptist church and
her funeral took place from that church,
the services being couducted by Rev.
Mr. Blair She is survived by her hus
band, two sons and a daughter—Wil
liam aud Mrs. AdalineKeesterson, who
resided with their parents, and Andrew,
who lives in the west. The aged hus
band has the sympathy of the entire
community in his sad trouble.
Air. Wm. P. Johnson died at his
| home iv this city on Tuesday morn
ing, aged about 07 years. He had been
iv decliuing health for some time past.
He was a brave Confederate soldier
and was an original member of the
West Augusta Guard, being wounded
at the first battle of Manassas. De
ceased is survived by his wife and four
children—W. Baylor Johnson, of Clif
ton Forge, John R., Chas. A. and Miss
Rose M. Johnson, of this city, and one
brother, Mr. J. 11. D. Johnson, of
Ronceverte. W. Va. His funeral took
place from the Baptist church, of
which he had long been a member, on
Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Addison G. W. Baylor, a promi
■armer of the Swoope neighbor
died at his home ou Friday night,
5 years. Deceased had an at
f grip and only lived four days,
He had been in good health until thii
attack. Mr. Baylor is survived by om
daughter, Mrs. C. W. Brown, of thii
city. The funeral took place on Sua
day morning from his late home, th(
services beiug conducted by Rev
Holmes Rolstou, his pastor. The ser
vices at the grave were in charge o
the Masons. The
acted as pali-bearers: W. B. McChes
ney, Geo. L. Clemmer, H. M? Mcllb
any, John M. Baylor, J. B. Trimble
A. H. Baylor, G. W. Hevener am
Mr. J. Luther Lushbaugh died at hi:
home in West End yesterday morniuj
about 8 o'clock, after a long illness
Deceased contracted malarial fever a
Newport News about a year ago am
has beeu in delicate health ever since
He was about 44 years of age, and i
man who was held in the highest es
teem by ail who kuew him. He was
son of Mr. Harman J. Lushbaugh, an
has a large family connection. He i
survived by his wife and three chii
dren. At the hour of going to pres
the fuueral arrangements had not bee
Death of Wm. Fix
Thursday of last week Wm. Fix.an old
citizen of the county living near Pond
Gap, and whose serious illness was
mentioned in last week's Spectator.
died, at a ripe old age. He had lived,
a respected citizeu for many years in
the neighborhood above meutioued and
his death is lamented by many friends
and a large family connection, surviv
ing him is a brother, Mat Fix, of Sum-
merdeau, two sons, W.; H. Fix, of
Craigsville, and M. F. Fix, of Rush
Run, W. Va., aud four daughters, Mrs.
R. N. Patrum, Mrs. H. N. Tidd and
Mies Lucretia Fix, of Pond Gap, and
Mrs. J. it. Lucas, of Summerdean.
Army Bill Passed.
Friday evening the Senate finally
disposed of the army reorgaeization
bill. The measure having originated
iv the Senate, the final question was
not upon its passage, but upon agree
ing to the House amendments. They
were agreed to by a vote of 4:i to 23.
While party lines were drawn on the
measure, four Democrats voted for it
—Senators Lindsay,of Kentucky, Mc-
Laurin, of South Carolina; Morgan,
of Alabama and Sullivan, of Missis
Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, who
was detained at his home by illness,
was paired against the bill with Sena
tor S] ooner. of Wisconsin.
Call for Dr. Fraser.
Rev. Dr. A. M. Fraser, of the First
Presbyterian church, has received a
call from the First church of Macon,
Ga., and he announced on Sunday that
while he thought it probable he would
remain here, he would go there and
look over the held and learn his duty iv
the premises. He will preach thereon
Sunday. Rev. Holmes Ralston, of
Hebron, will lil! his pulpit during his
Funeral of Mrs. Craig.
The funeral of Mrs Annie EL Craig
was held on Saturday morning at 11
o'clock from her late residence. The
services being conducted by her pastor,
Rev. R. C. .lett. The interment was
in Thornrose cemetery, and the follow
ing gentlemen were the pall-bearers—
Messrs. W. T. Mc(.'u», McII. Holljday,
J. H. Worthington. W 15. McChesney,
T. H. Humphries and H. M.Mcllhauy.
Hustings Court.
The later part of last week Judge
Ingram, of Manchester; held court for
Judge Holt, and rendered these deci
Conflrmiug the report of Comtnis
siouer Holt in Berkeley's creditors vs.
Final decree in Weller's adin'r vs
Welter's trustee.
in the case of Holt, trustee vs. the
Mutual Annuity Co. Confirmed the
acts of the trustee, and accepted his
resignation, and appointed A. C. Gor
don in his place.
Bishop Whittle 111.
Right Rev. Francis M. Whittle,
Bishop of the diocese of Virginia, is
seriodsly ill at his residence in Rich
mond, and the host of friends of this
venerable and distinguished clergyman I
are nueasy shout him. liishop Whit |
tie is one of the best known ministers j
of any detioininttion iv the South. lie I
hns beeu ia feeble health fcr some lime,;
though not sick. Mow, that he is
sick, and seriously so. alarm is felt, |
because the illness comes upon him j
when he is least able to withstand it. !
He is said to be somewhat better now. I
Robbing the Malls.
id*y night arrested and put in jail
charged with stealing packages from
the mail, was brought before United
I States Commissioner W. L Meredith.
I The preliminary trial was postponed
j until Tuesday. In default of 82,500
bail he was sent back to jail. Special
Inspectors I). C. Owings and E. O.
Niess, of Washington, had the stolen
articles in the office of Postmaster Yost
where many were claimed
and identified. The collection was
remarkable, embracing pretty much
everything in the dry goods line, 10
j pairs of shoes, enough jewelry to stock
I a small store, two sets of false teeth, a
quantity of patent medicines, etc.
Emmett is a married man and came to
Staunton three years ago from Penn
<>n Tuesday Emmett was arraigned
before Commissioner Meredith, and
was represented by J. A. Alexander,
his counsel. He waived examination
and was sent on to United Statee
arand jury which meets in Lynchburg
on March 12. He was scut back tc
jail in default of bail.
Post Office Inspector Owings Mon
day night arrested W.II. Perm, colored
Music City, charged with cutting a
pouch. Perm helps tlie colorec
or at the depot, and has accesi
i room where the mail is deposited
The mail pouch was cut in theabsenci
of the jaultor. He has been commit
ted to jail by Deputy Marshal Johi
D. Rodgers.
Blown To Atoms,
The old idea that the body sometimes
needs a powerful, drastic, purgative pill
has been exploded; for Dr. King's New
Lite Pills, which are perfectly harmless,
Kentty stimulate liver and bowels to expel
poisonous matter, cleahse the system and
absolutely cure constipation and sick head
ache. Only 25c at B. F. Hughes' drue
County Teachers' League.
At the request of some of our teach
■ ers, I hereby call a meeting of the Au
i gusta Teachers' League, to be held in
I Staunton Public School building, Jan.
28th, at 11 a. m. promptly. This will
be a week earlier than the timeforthe
regular meet ng. Those teachers who
have not yet connected themselves with
us should now joiu the movement. Itl
would be well for the teachers of the
different districts to assemble at 10:30
to transact business pertaining to the
district leagues.
On motion at last meeting, the pro
gram was deferreJ till the next, as bus
iness occupied tbe greater part of the
time. The program is as follows:
"How Can the Salaries of the Teach
ers be Increased and the School Term
Lengthened V"—Miss Kittie Hutche
son, H. ('. Coffman and J. W. Nuuley.
"What Recommendations Shall We
Make to the Constitutional Conven
tion ?"- -E. A. Aldhizer, R. W. Rouda
bush aud Miss Ksta Beard.
"How Can the Schools Secure Pro
per Supervision ?"—G. M. Kibler, John
A. Crickenberger, jr., aud S. H. Goode.
"New School Legislation—A Talk
ou Teaching Temperauce in our Schools
How to Teach it. Effectively ?"--by
Supt. E O Peale.
W. L. Kerr,
President A. T. L.
Brought Good Fortune.
A small item in his own paper lately
brought amazing Rood 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.
Mile's New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds was a guaranteed cure
for I.a 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 (1
at li. P. Hughes drug store. Trial bottles
City Markets.
Staunton, Va., Jan. 24, luoi.
Coirouted lly J. A. Fauver &. Co., aud the
Whlteatar Mills.
Country Prodace.
flour—patent 4 M(u),» su
Kamil , y J 8.76a4JS
Straight 3.65 a 375
Wheat- '2
Sggs j^
Butter 14
Chickens v
Irish Potatoes 45
Oats—shelled /^jy
Kye % 0
Wool—unwashed .0
Wool—washed ' „,
Lard ';". - 7.
Bacon—countrycureti. new
Hams ]~.,,
s * ou 'f rs Wall
corn 6 ".:.::;.:::::;.:::::::::::-.:-.: !lo ' u
Cornmeal .. fA ...
Vilxod Hay ~ ,*,
Timothy Hay ._ a lit Ub
Clover Hay « Kuw
Baltimur lAve Steak Market,
January 19, 1901.
Beef Cattle—Receipts of cattle for the
week 2520 head, against 2598 last week
\farket opened about 10c to 15c stronger
the advance being mainly on best grades
and closed slow and dull, with the advance
I'ricesof beef cattlethis week ranged as
follows: Few choice butcher steers, $4 85
to 8 > 25; good, $$4 40 a»4 75; medium, $4 00
to $4.40. Bulls, good to choice, $3 25 to
$3.75: medium to good, S3 00 to? 3 25; com
mon, 12 50 to $2 70. Oxen, medium to good
ti.it a $4.50: common, §■> 00 to $2 SO. Best
exports. $5 25 a $5 50.
Hogs—Fair supply and good demand at
steady prices. Quote: Far Western,ss 75
from other points, »5 30 to *5 SO; roughs
#4 00 to ¥5.00; pigs, SS 60 to #5 05
Sheep and Lambs—Light supply, Mar
ket steady. Fair to choice S3 25 to $4 25
--common to Ta-ir $2.25 to $3 25 Lambs—
Good to choice, 83 90 to $8 25; common to
fair, $5.00 to 85 50.
Calves—Market steady and selllngf rom
£4 00 to $7.25.
Fresh Cows—Light receipts;sellinj> from
117.80 to S3O for common to fair-goodto
choice from $35 to $55.
food's Seeds
are grow n and selected wit 11 special
reference to their adaptability to
the soil and climate of the Sooth.
On our seed farms, and in our trial
grounds, thousands of dollars me
expended in testing and growing
the,very heal seeds that it is possi
bli ; 1 grow. By our experiments
v c ure enabled to save our custom
ers ninth ex peine and loss from
planting varieties not adapted to
our Southern soil . 11 -• i climate.
Wood's Seed Book for 1901
M fully :;,.■ I<i d.ite, and lellj all
about the he.-l Seeds lor the
Sonth. !l ,-.-!. :..:-<>■ aßotherpnb-
Ura'tion . -,i ; ■ -i ;,, helpful and
useful inform I mi foi Gardeners,
Truckers a I arroers.
.'■-! iii-.! ~,-, . Writ, for it.
T, ft WOOO & SONS,
Seed growers & Mercliants,
Rev iob Turner.
s Bristol News: One of the most in
- teresting men in Virginia, if Virgin-
I ia can entirely claim him now, is Rev.
i Job Turner, the deaf mute Episcopal
! minister.
His mute eloquence never fails to j
I attract the deaf mntes who always as
-1 semble whenever he preaches and
drink in the sweet of his ministrations
through their eyes.
His gracefui and striking symbols,
his evident inspirations and .earnest
ness as depicted by his actions to the
uninitiated in the sign language, are
very interesting and touches the sym
pathies of those blessed with all the
senses for those who have them not,
in a new light. I
Mr. Turner married a deaf mute i
couple iv Bristol last week. His busy <
life is indicated by a statement in the I
Bristol News, that he then left that I
city to engage in pastoral work as far t
west as Little Rock, Ark, and down to t
Baton Rouge, La. He returns to preach t
iv New YorK, March Ist. I c
War Claims.
Among those interested in the war
claim bill now before Congress are the
following in this section. James T.
Quick, |135, J. B. Carwell, $175, Au
gusta; Geo. Brunk, $200, Peter Showat
ter, $225, and J. J. D. Miller, $354,
There are tricks iv all trades hut
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 cases out of ten
the reason is incompetency. A fine
watch needs the service of a good
mechanic and in the bands of the
skilled watchmaker it will giye the
best results and be the cheapest in the
end. Our work, is always guaranteed.
n n all m or jo frail.
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. $35
per acre. Liberal ter ma.
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 68 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
3rd—A choice llookingham farm, 4 miles
from stations on three railroads, three
fourths to two miles of six churches,
two graded schools within lj miles, 4
miles to six roller process mills, and in
good seotion 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 thisyear. Machinery can
be used on all of land, except about 20
acres, which 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 sheeT
two driveways, 36 feet long (new);
chicken house (new) 25 feet; smoke
house and wood-house, orchard of ap
nles and other fruit. The other set or
buildings consist .of a new six-room
dwelling, and barn 20x30, and chicken
100 acres with best improvements,
$7,500 00
70i acres with smaller improve
ments, $3,500 00
Entire farm, easy terms. $11 000 00
J3T" Immediate correspondence solicited.
Mcllhany & Hilleary,
Real Estate Agents, - Staunton, Va.
jan 4-4t
We call the attention of the farmer
hroughout the connty to the
20th Century Manure Spreader.
Convenient, effective, simple in construc
tion ami operation—ln the end cheapest
Carries full loads, is operated entirely
from driver's seat and with i the draft of
olher spreaders. Commences work evf nly
and spreads without waste or leakage of
material, whether lime, ashes, wet or dry
manure. Also a full line of
Farming Implements, Sf ß^
reliable manufacturers in America, such
as the Walking and Hiding Urown Culti
vators, the only self-sharpening Spring
tooth Harrow made, Disc Harrows, Flows
ami Plow Repairs—all at old prices.
t Nice I.lne of RnggieH ami Ituckhoarrta
at old prices.
A full line ot BROWN WAGONS-the
best and most reliable wagon ever sold in
the county.
HDBES Engines and Threshers. A few
good second-hand engines at a bargain.
Also TiOhead of cattle—yearlings and 2
year-olds—good quality, and 1 thorough
bred yearling short horn bull.
If y >v wantthebest investment in town
leave your money on Oreenyille Avenue
Kennedy & Crawford.
There is nothing so injurious to
1 the eyes as glasses that greatly insg
, nlfy. 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 and distinct, but not enlarged.
To place the eyes under perfectly nat
ural conditions and to relieve all over
work and strain. It is to this kind of
work that the optician is especially
trained. He must take a careful
measurement of every curve and mus
cle of the eye. He must be able to se
lect glasses to neutralize and cor
rect every defect. They must be of
the 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 yon just
what you need. I make no charge for
consultation. —
Staunton, Va.
yj Staunton, Va., Jan. 10, l»01.
Zachariah Sprouse's Creds.
Zaehanah Sprouse etalg.
All persons interested In the above styl
ed chancery cause now pending In the
circuit court ot Augusta county will Take
Notice, tbat in pursuance of a decree of
said court, entered in said aaute on No
vember 14th, 1900, f shall at my office in
Staunton, Va., on
proceed to take, state and settle the f olU>w
'.ng accounts:
Ist—The real estate owned by the defen
dants, Zachariah Sprouse and Franoes
Sprouse, where the same is located' the
condition of the title thereto, and tbe fee
simple and annual rental value thereof.
2nd— The liens binding thesame in the
order of their priorities, including unpaid
and delinquent taxes.
3rd—What estate is bound by the lien of
plaintiff's judgment and what estate is
bound by the lien of the several deeds of
trust, copies of which are filed as exhibits
with the bill in this cause.
4th—Whether the doctrine of marshall
ing applies in this cause; if so, how.
r sth—Any other matters deemed perti
nent, etc.
_ Com'r. In Chancery.
■B. Kennedy, p. q, j an ig.«
Albert Shultz
and Printer.
Paper Hanging,
Pictures and Frames,
First Class Commercial
lOW. Main St.
7 S. New St
Having opened a new jewelry store
and repair shop, 1 invite the public
to call when in need ot anything in
my line. I have for sale
Jewelry, Clocks, Watches,
Eyeglasses and Spectacles.
Make a specialty of
Watch and Clock Repair Work.
Am a practical workman of experience
aud want a share of your trade. Oive ml
102 South Augusta Street
°PP° slt e Burns Building
jan 25 8m Staunton. Va
V'^Vr T ?TM ; - In the c, °rK'a Offlee
iJ i,.S, tUo ; Jr , tofAu ß» Bt » <=oun
ty. the 17th day of Jar 1901
John W. Dunlap. ' Plaintlffi
Howard Temptleton, Padlock
who married Kmily Templeton'
and survived her, Nannie Temple
ton, fettle Templeton, and the
children and heirs at law, and dis
tributees of James Templeton de
ceased, whose number, names and
residences are unknown, Defendants,
in Chancery.
The object of tbis suit Is to obtain a de
cree adjudging and declaring that the l«r
--acyof f1.U00.90 given by the will of Nancy
G. Templeton to James A Templeton has
been paid and discharged, and that any
and all liens securing the payment of said
legacy are released and discharged.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that
all of the defendantsabove named are non
residents of the State or Vireinla, and
that the number, names and residences ot
the childred and heirsat-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
due publication of this order and do what
is neoessary to protect their interests in
this suit.
.108. R. WOODWARD, Clerk
J., J. L. A K. Bumgardner, p.q.
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