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R.S.TURK, Editorand Proprietor, |
E.ast Main Street Staunton. V a.'
A. S. MORTON, Business Manager.
*he office.but s?mi>ly to The Sfectatob.
Telephone in office connects with all
city and county lines.
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Va.,assecond class mail matter.^
As we run headlong into calling men
to announce themselves as candidates
for the constitutional convention, it
would be well to know hew they stand
on certain great State issues. We may
have many good men, men calculated
to frame an excellent constitution on
their lines, but those lines may differ
very widely from the lines which at
present the people wish followed.
The recent scramble for the Supreme
Court Judgeship, admonishes us that
elections by the Legislature are open
to many objections, if they are not to
be greatly deplored. It is easy to see
now there might have been a deadlock,
and the Governor's appointee have
held this high position almost indefi
nitely, understand we make no objec
tion to the appointee, but to the law.
We do not understand now and never
have understood the wisdom of the
Legislature electing high officers. We
are not one who believes that a United
States Senator ought to be choßen by
a legislative body, and we hail the day
with gladness when the constitution
of our country will allow them to be
otherwise chosen.
We see no public end subserved by
our Legislature choosing judges and
other high officials that is above the
end accomplished when the people
choose them. Without any disrespect
to those gentlemen we ask. and we ask
it that public attention may be called
to the question: What peculiar ad
vantages do Capt. Opie, our State
Senator, and Messrs. J. W. Churchman
and John W. Xodd, our members of
the Legislature, possess in chosing
judges for the people V Is their wisdom
above the wisdom ot the average citi
zen V Are they endowed because ol
their haying been elected to the Leg
islature with any prescience, or pecu
liar elective ability not possessed bj
any other good aud worthy person;
We do not believe they c'aiai it, noi
do we beliove any community, woulc
accord it to them, though their puritj
of motive none might question, Ther
why cannot this work be done by tbe
people? A representative from a
county with one delegate controls the
county judgeship, hence such election
is no more nor less than the vote ol
one man. Often this choice of the
delegate is at utter variance with the
wishes of the people of the county.
In the election of the Supreme Court
Judge last week there was a foretaste
of what such elections may be. There
was log-rolling, jockeying and schem
ing, which could not possibly occui
to a greater degree in a convention
The opportunities for bribery and cor
ruption in a legislative body are fai
more numerous than in a convention,
A convention is usually a body of per
sons not well known to each other.
They have met and are paying theii
own expenses, and their meeting
limit is short. They are there for
business, and they will choosea ticket.
They carry with them just as much
brains as a legislative body and are
generally, as free from corruption, as
patriotic, and as full of a desire to do
what is right.' When they announce
their candidates, then the election fol
lows and there is and can be no dead
lock, somebody will get the offices. If
the people iv convention can nominate
a president, who is there to declare
them unfit to nominate any other
officer V But we have had several ex
amples recently of great States like
Pennsylvania being unrepresented in
the Senate of the United States save
by but one Senator, on account of
legislative deadlocks, and we can con
ceive of a case under the present mode
of electing them by the legislatures,
in which States would have no Senator
at all. When elections are given to
the people no deadlock is eysr likely
Take the counties of Augusta and
Highland. Why may not the people
at the polls elect their judge? Why
may not the iity of Staunton elect its
judge? Why may not this judicial
circuit elect its judge? Can any one
give a good and sufficient reason, un
less it be to deny the people the Intel
ligence to vote ou such exalted ques
tions ? We think it would be as easy
to elect the judge direct as to elect a
man to elect a judge, as we now do.
If then our voters could be trusted to
elect these judicial officers, why may
not the whole list of officers now
elected by the Legislature be elected
by the people? The "May Confer
ence" whicn c.iußed some commotion
a few years ago had it not had a dag
ger hidden its sleeve would have been
popular. It purported to be a meeting
to advocate a nomination by the peo
ple of a U. S. Senator, which should
be binding on the members of that
party in the Legislature, but its real
object was not that, but to nominate
a man then and there, and this having
leaked out, brought the meeting into
more or less contempt. But we be
lieve, the more we study tbe question,
tie more we will come to the conclu
sion that all officers ought to be elect
ei by the people. We think Xew
York does it, and so, we believe, do
most of the great States, and while we
have uot sought the names of many
States to adopt this rule, we think It!
exists otherwise only in those Com
monwealths which hold strongest to
tradition, and the customs of their
ancestors It is time we broke away
which are obsolete and useless, if not
Now coming directly to our own
i case. We think Virginians under the
present constitution have had an ex
ample sufficiently, convincing of the
unwisdom of allowing the Legislature
!se the judge*, in the long to be
jered'Mahone regime. Had the
s then elected the county
the corporations the corpo
judges, the circuits the
judges and the people at large
rerne court judges, by virtue of
utional provision,the spectacle
rather malodorous body which
long been Btyled the "Jim
Supreme Court," wish other
i examples of satrap judiciary
hout the State, would not in all
ility have afflicted this Com
alth. There might by some up
be a return of those conditions
as to legislative control by pernici
ous party leaders, but we hope the op
portunity to repaint the picture of the
Mahone Regime will never be accord
ed another political party which Vir
ginia may bring forth.
Judge Stafford G. Whittle was last
week elected to a seat on the Supreme
Court bench made vacant by the death
of Judge John W. Riley. This is a
deserved compliment to one of Vir
ginia's ablest men. The election
caused more intensity of interest than
auy which has taken place in recent
years, as the election of Judge Whittle
was an assertion of the will of the peo
ple, as against what is by some refer
red to as tbe "Democratic machine,"
aud the "Tyler machine,'; both of
which got knocked out.
We are not prepared to say that sucn
a bogy exists as a Democratic "ma
chine," we hear that such was behind
■Mann, but we are prepared to say
there is a Tyler ''Machine" in
Virginia of rather large proportions,
which was behind Judge Phelgar, and
which has the happy faculty of griad
ing put relations for official position,)
aud which has gone so far as to merit j
unqualified rebuke. If It got it in this!
instance it was no more nor less than
it deserved. What Governor Tyler
ought to have done when Judge Riley
died was to have appointed a man to
that vacancy from thesame geograph
ical position in the State as Judge
lilley. But his wisdom dictated other
wise. He went near the home of Judge
Buchanan and put in his friend Judge
Phlegar, who may or may not be a rel
ative, we are not advised on that
point, but at any rate the Governor
violated an unbroken custom as to
the composition of that court, and had
the vanity to believe the people would
submit to his dictation, they
have refused to d.cbj electing a man
from the late Judge Riley's section,
and tbe Tyler "machine" has been
badly smashed. We trust that this
rebuke will have a tendency to curb
the Governor's propensity for doing
things which other governors, with a
keener sense of propriety, would not
There is a good deal of unnecessary
claptrap legislation going on in Con
gress in the shape of the Hill and
Overstreet bills, for keeping the silver
dollar on a parity with the gold dollar.
The real fear is that the silver dollar
Ie above the gold dollar, but the
sion is attempted to be made
requires superhuman efforts to]
up to the gold standard. Tho'
ret is that they are to be push
of circulation for the benefit of
iks. When we recall that Bank
isters are kept on a par with
aoney simply because they are
ed to have government bonds
behind them, but are not a legal tender
for anything, nobody need trouble
himself or lose sleep over the silver
dollar, it will stand the storm with
the government behind it. But the
public must be deceived by these bills,
and the banks, dear creatures, must bel
Judge yuarles' hearty shake of Mr.
Echols as a gubernatorial candidate
possesses few elements of ambiguity,
whatever it may lack in patriotism to
ward the Valley and Augusta. Born
outside the view of the graceful limning
of our mountains, down where
the black jack and persimmons grow,
his heart naturally turns to the per
sons and things of his youthful days,
lie cannot wean himself away, and he
considers it not disloyal to look after
them first aud those of his adopted
country second. It must be this which
causes him to consider a candidate
from this quarter second to those who
first saw the sunlight nearer tidewater.
It is natural with him. He means no
offense by it, but for once we had
hoped he would subordinate personal
preference to Augusta's interest. Yet
we suppose that would be asking too
much, so we do not press those hopes
upon him.
Attention has been called to the fact
every member of the Legislature to
whom Gov. Tyler had thrown a little
sop in the way of an oppointment on
a public board or otherwise, voted for
Judge Phlegar in the recent Judicial
coutest. We mention it not as having
any great significeuce, Dut because it
is a remarkable coincidence.
Mr. Saunders, Speaker of the House
will get Judge Whittles shoes on the
circuit court bench. Seeing that
members of the legislature pick up
all the judicial plums, it will be hard to
convince them that members of that
body should not be allowed to become
candidates for such offices.
Judging from the pictures we have
seen ot Mrs. Nation we are not sur
prised that when she saw herself in a
mirror she at once smashed it.
—. » » .
There are few who will not accord
the fact to Mrs. Nation, that she did
it with her little hatchet.
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Mrs. Nation is putting the finishing
touches on Kansas prohibition.
Hou. W. A. Jones, member of Con
gress from Virginia, to a Dispatch re
porter quoted Judge Quartes as being
for Montague for Governor. A
Staunton News reporter interviewed
Judge Quarles on the subject and we
loduce the interview below:
udge Quarles attention was call
) the statement by a representa
of the News. He said that as
veeu Swanson and Montague he
decidedly for Montague; that he
do nothing against Mr. Echols, he
ig a Staunton man, aud that he is
certainly as much for Mr. Echols as
Mr. Echols was for him iv the recent
congressional race for the nomination
in this district. He said Mr. Echols
will carry Staunton and Augusta and
be hoped they will go for Montague
as second choice."
The mild .open winter together with
an unprecedented fall, has given us a
stretoh of beautiful weather, which by j
comparison with the rigors of the old
time winters is remarkable.
The following statistics are curious .
and interesting. In 408 the Black Sea
was entirely frozen over. In 761, not
only the Black Sea, but the Straits of
Dardanelles, were frozen over; the
snow in some places rose fifty feet high.
In 822 the great rivers of Europe—the
Danube and Elbe, etc.—were so hard
frozen as to bear heavy wagons for a
month. In 860 the Adriatic was froz
en; the crops totally tailed, and famine
and pestilence closed the year. In 1007
the most of the travellers were frozen
to death on the roads. In 1133 the Po
was frozen from Cremona to the sea;
the wine casks were burßt, and even
then the trees split by the action of the
frost with immense noise. In 1236
the Danube was froxen to the bottom,
and remained long in that state. In
1316 the crops wholly failed in Ger
many; wheat, which some years be
fore sold in England at six shillings
the qaarter, rose to two pounds. In
1389 the crops failed in Scotland, and
such a famine ensued that the poor
were reduced to feed on grass, and
many perished miserably in the fields.
The successive winters of 1432-33 '34
were uncommonly severe. At one time
forty days without iuterrup
In 1468 the wine distributed to
the soldiers in Flanders was cut with
hatchets. In 1648 the winter was ex
cessively cold. Most of the hollies
were killed. Coaches droye along the
Thames, the ice of which was eleven
Kick. In 1709 occurred a cold
The frosts penetrated three
o the ground. In 1715 booths
ted and -fairs held on the
In 1744 and 1745 the strong-
England, exposed to the air,
ed in less than fifteen rn-r:
ice an eighth of an inch
11809, and again in 1822, the
•winters were remarkably cold. Inj
1814 there was a fair on the frozen
Thames. I
Rmore recent years—oll December
, 188(1, sn ow fell to the depth of 36
Inches on a level, shutting off the
county communication and ruining
the merchants Christmas trade. Near
ly all the stores had to carry their holi
day goods over till the next year. The
snow storm of 1895 was terrific and
raged throughout the East aud North
eastern sections of the United States.
In Augusta county some of the cross
roads were blocked for six weeks, the
snow iv many places filling the cuts
up even with the surface, and parties
cut sleighing could drive over the tops
of fences. The roads in such places
were impassable till late in March.
The trains in the lower Shenandoah
Valley were blocked for days. Be
tween Winchester and Charles Town
trains did not pass for a week and the
snow was drifted over the tract between
those towns to an average depth _of
from six to eight feet.
The winter of lil'J'J was also very se
vere. In February of that year snow
fell for two nights and a day, drifting
badly and lying on a level to the depth
of thirty-four inches, blocking trains
and cutting off communication with
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There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous because so decep
tive. Many sudden deaths are caused by
it—heart disease, pneumonia, heart failure
or apoplexy are often the result of kidney
disease. If kidney trouble is allowed to ad
vance the kidney-poisoned blood will attack
the vital organs, or the kidneys themselves
break down and waste away cell by cell.
Then the richness of the blood—the albumen
—leaks out and the sufferer has Bright's
Disease, the worst form of kidney trouble.
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j ( From our Regular Correspondent)
! Washington, Feb. 4. —Democrats and
Republicans, by mutual consent, call
ed the legislative game today long
enough to participate in doing honor
to the memory of that grand old Vir
ginian, John Marshall, by attending
the joint session of Congress held in
tbe hall of the House, and taking part
in the interesting exercises of the Cen
tennial celebration of the appointment
of John Marshall to be Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of the U. S.
The Republicans will this week try
to hold night sessions of the Senate to
force the Subsidy bill through. The
opponents of the bill are not particular
ly opposed to night sessions, but they
iusist that at all sessions when this bill
is being considered a quorum should
Air. MCNimey siKneu ""» ariuj uu»
Saturday, and the huntforthe thirteen
hundred odd commissiooß it places at
his disposal, is now in full cry, and he
is already finding it several times worse
than the grip. Gen. Miles has been
promised the Lieutenant Generalship.
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, doesn't
allow his regret for the failure of the
Democratic Senators to act as a unit
in a programme of opposition to Re
publican legislation, and especially to
the Ship Subsidy bill, which the whole
power of the Republican machine is
now trying to force through the Senate,
to preveut his expressing his own opin
ion. In reply to an appeal from Sena
tor Frye, for. a vote on the bill, Sena
tor Jones said: '-It is a remarkable
fact that this subsidy bill should be
pressed upon Congress during the
closing days of the session, when 14
appropriation bills, the bill which looks
to a decrease of the burdens of taxa
tion, the Nicaragua Canal bill, and
other measures of far-reaching import
ance, remain unacted upon. There
must be no limitation of debate, and
until the minority has had ample op
portunity to consider the subsidy bill
in all its phases, I will not give ray as
sent to any agreement for a vote."
Senator Teller indorsed the remarks
of Senator Jones, and added a few
sarcastic words-for those inclined to
raise a fuss because the right of de
bate still existed in the U. S. Senate.
This does not indicate au early vote on
the bill, even if the republicans have
nerve enough to keep it before the
Senate at the expense of all other leg
islation, as its steering committee has
deefded to do.
Senator Gallinger made some ugly
charges in support of his resolution for
a Joint Congressional Committee to
investigate special Pension legislation.
He said that under the present,
a pensiou bureau had been established
under the dome of the Capitol, and
pension attorneys, he believed for pay,
lised clients that it was easier to
pensions through Congressional
on than through the pension bu
l. He called attention to the fact
t one Senator had introduced 162
'ate pension bills, and another 145;
that the total of these bills in this Con
gress, had almost reached 3,000, and
he predicted that they would be dou
bled in the next Congress if something
were not done to head off present prac
No speech made by a uemocrai ai,
this session has attracted more atten- j
tion than the appeal of Representative
Lanhani, of Texas, for harmony in the
Democratic party. By way of empba
sizing his willingness to receive with
open arms those Democrats who left
the regular organization during the
last two national campaigns, he in-
Rs verse in his speech:
O wanderer rsturn,
<ek an Injured party's trace;
tbe sins that wide you mourn,
ove you from its fond embrace!
me' Com* home 1
igal cb ild, come home!
: Tillman, iv calling attention
sence of a quorum in the Sen
ate, during the debate, on the Ship
Subsidy bill, in accordance with tie
Democratic policy of insisting on the
presence of a quorum said: "I want to
give notice that the end of the session
is less than one month away, and we
have done nothing towards passing the
appropriation bills. Now, if this ad
ministration wants an extra session
and proposes having one, but I want to
say that as long as this debate lasts,
and it will last a long time, I am going
to see that the Republicans will have
to listen to it."
Senator Turner, whose speech against
the Ship Subsidy bill was alluded to
by Senator Frye, as "very amusing"
and as showing "dense ignorance"
gave Mr. Frye a scoring that he will
not soon forget. He compelled him to
admit "that there might be errors" in
some of his figures as to the working
of the bill, and then said that Mr. Frye
had a vicious job on his conscience and
and could not afford to laugh at any
body, and that he had showed
that he would laugh in a graveyard at
midnight; that th« man who had
charge of a crime and was pushing a
steal, had no reason to laugh at any
body. He referred to Mr. Frye as "a
gudgeon smelling around in the mud
for food and accepting the decayed
with th 6 good." During the latter
part of the speech Mr. Frye became so
augry that the left the Senate Cham
ber and did no t return until Mr. Tur-
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Never before iv the history of the
atricals in this oitv has such a reper
toire of plays been advertised at cheap
prices as that of the Van Dyke &
Eaton Co., that will play all next week
at the Opera House opening with the
great play "Parisian Princess" with its
beautiful Bcenery, costly wardrobe and
electrical effects. Tuesday the play
of "Across tbe Trail," Wednesday
"Friends" for the first time ever pres
ented by a reportoire company and
during the balance of the week "Law
of the Land," "Two Nights in Rome,"
"An Enemy to the Czar" all new and
presented for tbe first time in this city.
Prices, 10 20 aud i>o cents and usual
lady free tickets Monday night. Spe
cial matinees Wednesday and Satur
Working Overtime.
Eight hour laws are ignored by those
tireless, little workers—Dr. King's New
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W. 11. Perm, the colered boy who
war arrested at Basic City some weeks
ago by Special Inspector D. C. Owlngs
for outting the mail bags, was tried
Friday before United States Commis
sibner E. L, Meredith and sent on to
the grand jury. Perm helped the color
ed janitor at the depot and had access
to the room where the mail bags were
kept between trains.
Stephen Massie and Ernest Stewart,
both colored, were arrested at Basic
City last week both charged with cutt
idg the mail bags on Januarys. Perm
told on theße boys, and they were at
once arrested and brought to Staunton
and placed in jail.
Cine assortment of Ladies' and Get's Cuff
■ Buttons just received at H. H. BO
•JONET JO LEND on improved real es
"l tate. Office over the Farmers' and
Merchants' Bank, Entrance on Augusta
jan 11-tf
NOTICE.— 1 hereby give notice to all par
ties who have been keeping sheep on
shares for W. N. Willson, agent, to report
to me at the office of James Dore, Johnson
street, Staunton, Va., on Monday, Febru
ary 25th, court day, to talk over future
arrangements. W. H. HUNTER,
aiOTICE.—AII parties indebted to the es
« tate of Mrs. M. V. Wilson, deed.,
(wife of W. N. Wilson), will please come
forward and settle. All parties having
claims will present them. I will be at the
late residence until Feb'y. 8, after that
time at the office of James Dore. Staunton,
2 i 4t* Administrator.
WANTED.— A good man to work on
shares and manage large grain and
grazing farm, 5 mile west of Warm
Springs. Va. Fine opportunity to right
man. References given and required.
Having opened a new jewelry store
X repair shop, 1 invite the public
all when in need ot anything in
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
and want a share of your trade. Give me I
102 South Augusta Street,
juew Stock of Brooches.elegant designs,
IN 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 ot Augusta county, Va., and
also in pursuanoe of 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, tie having been elected
Trustee of said Association in the place of
Alexander H. Fultz, the former Trustee
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 18978,
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., on
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 1901,
(Court day), that certain piece or parcel of
land, in Augusta country, Va.. about five
and one-half miles west of tbe city of
Staunton, on the Staunton and Churchville
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
property 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, by deed above
set out.
TERMS OF SALE—One-third of the
purcbase money in cash 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.
Drs.G.A.&A H. Sprinkel,
Modern methods.
Crown and bridge work.
E. J. Cushing,
Fire, Life and Acci- |
dent Insurance. All |
kinds of Fidelity and |
Judicial Bonds issued :
at short notice. Loans :
made on real estate in \
city or county. |
Knom 10 Crvwle Hulldlng, \
2 1-3ni STAUMON, VA. |
VIRGINIA, To wit;—ln the ClerVs Office
■ of the Circiut Court of Augusta coun
j. y ...
John W. Dunlap, Plaintiff, I
Howard Temptleton, Padlock,
who married Emily Templeton, i
and survived her, Nannie Temple- I
ton, tettie Templeton, and the I
children and heirs at law, and dis- |
tributees of James Templeton, de
ceased, whose number, names and
residencesare unknown, Defendants.
In Chancery. •
The object of this suit is to obtain a de
cree adjudging and declaring that the leg
acy of J1.000.00 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
allot 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, deed., are un
known, ft is ordered that said defendants
do appear here within fifteen days after
due publication of this order and do what
is necessary to protect their interests in
VIRGINIA, To-wit:—ln the Clerk's Office
of the Circuit Court of Augusta coun
ty, tbe 2i)th day of January, 1901.
Caroline Brown, Margaret J. Taylor
and William Taylor, her husband, Sal
lie A. Humphreys and others, Plaintiffs,
The heirs at-law of Betsy Allen, who
was Betsy Croson, whose names, num
ber and residences are unknown,
Frank Croson, if living, who if liv
ing is a nonresident of the State of
Virginia, and the heirs-at law of Frank
Croson, if he be aead, whose names,
number and residences are unknown,
and the heirs-at-law of Hector Crist,
whose names, number 'and residences
are unknown, Defendants.
entry ot a decree establishing the validity
of a partition, in pais, made by Hector
Croson and Thomas Croson in the lifetime
of both of them of the tract of land con
taining 47 acres, which was conveyed by
William Cameron and wife to said Thomas
Croson and Hector Croson by deed dated
February 4th, 1839.
And it appearing by affidavit filed that
the number, names and residences of the
heirs-at law of Betsy Allen, who was Betsy
Croson, are unknown; that Frank Croson,
if living, is a non-resident of this State,
and if dead that the names, number and
residences of his heirs at-law are unknown
and that the names number and residences
of the heirs at-law of Hector Crist are
It is ordered that the said defenants do
severally appear here within fifteen days
aftei due publication of this order and do
what is necessary to protect their interests
in this suit.
j J., J. L,t R. Bumgardner, pq. 2 l-4t
VIRGINIA, TO-WIT:-ln the Clerk's
Office of the Circuit ot Augusta coun
ty, the loth day of January, 1901.
Hugh B. Sproul, administrator d. b.
n. c. t. a. of James Brmgardner,
■, kunkle, Defendant,
act from decree of Dec. 20th, li'OO. |
d it being stated to the Court that
"R. D. Dameron, the purchaser of the
•■tract of land sold in this cause under an
"agreement in writing date on the 22d day
"of October, 1895, and filed in tbe papers
"of this cause, has never paid any of tbe |
•'purchase money stipulated in said agree-'
And it appearing by affidavit filed that!
the said R. D, Dameron is a non-resident of
this State, it is 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
Starch, 1901, to show cause, if any he can,
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
Nathanlsl MibDeri,
C. A. Avery, et als.
Wm. F. Summerson,
" C. A. Avery, et als.
Thos. D. Hanson, et als.,
Chas. A. Avery, et als.
All persons interested in the above|
styled chancery causes will Take Notice, j
that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit
court of Augusta county, entered in said
causes at the November Term, 1900, I shall
at my office in Staunton, Va., on
Kid to take, state and settle the fol
g accounts:
-The title to the real and personal >
estate involved in these causes together
with the liens thereon, their amounts and
priorities, if any, and to whom due. I
2nd—The amount and status of thei
claims asserted in the bill or petition of
Ran3on * Ranson vs. Avery et als.
3rd—The scope and powers of Henry T.
Fay, Trustee, in the deed or deeds f rom \
Jos. W. Rhinehart and wife conveying tbe |
real and personal property involved in
4th—Whether or not the deed of Jos. W. •
Rhinehart and wife to Henry T. Fay,
Trustee, dated December 13, 1899, a copy
of which is filed in the record, conveyed
and transferred to Henry T. Fay, Trustee,
ot Chas. A. Avery, tbe personal property
involved in these causes aDd levied upon
by the plaintiff's attachments, as well as
the real estate and mineral rights convey
ed in said deeds.
sth—Any other matter deemed perti
nent, etc.
Commissioner In Chancery.
A. C. Braxton. I
Turner K.Hackman, > p.q.
Ranson & Hanson, ) jan 19 41
_ I—■
Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages,
Spring Wagons, and all
Pleasure Vehicles,
With or without RUBBER TIRES.
Vehicles made to order, and all repair
work done promptly and and at small
Tbe CMetTatei Easy Biting, Noiseless,
Hard RaWer 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,
_t tie OU Staid. Main k Market Sts.
You can't judge of anything unless you see it,
and not only see it, but e»*miue it carefully.
We want you to see our Stock.
.We want you to examine It.
We are convinced that it will bear a close and
careful inspection, and so, on the Night
Of the 13th we shall give the people of
• Staunton an opportunity to judge. We will
begin our
"NO GOODS WILL BK SOLD," but we will
be pleased to have you examine our line of
Dry Goods and Notions as carefully an you wish.
Sales will begin the following morning, the 14th,
and our Opening will continue through the
15th and 16th. We want you all to
Come. Respectfully,
t_r If you cannot come, write for samples.
I Am Going to Close Out
Men*, Boys' and Children's Suits, Overcoats and Pants
At Some Price between this and March I.
These goods I AM GOING TO SELL The first to come get the pick
of the stock, so don't buy until you see what I can show you. I will also
I Shoes anil Gents' Furnisliiimsl
I »♦_»«♦»»«»«•«♦•♦>♦•♦•♦•♦•♦•♦♦♦•♦•♦•♦••♦•
As cheap as, if not cheaper than, any one else in town, I also have a few
TTDI That I will sell at Low
1 nUINIXO Down Prices.
•HT Don't forget the place !
No. 29 W. Main St., Just Under Town Clock
The American Stock Co. is Opposed to High
Prices and Big Profits.
They Must Raise $10,000 in Order to Meet
Their Obligatioes by March Ist.
m Goods and Clothing at Prime Cost!
I'atrouize the Store that is up-to-date in Quality and St vie eoinpells his com
petitors to fly with high prices. Entire stock of Dry Coods and Olotli-
I ing to be sold at COST until the 810,000 is raised. Buy now
and save the profit on your purchases.
Lr,L The American Stock Co. ZVL
j Staunton, Va., Jan. 2!td. _01.
Henry W. Holt, Trustee, t tc,
Mutual Annuity Company, et. als.
Weidmann.et al.
All persons interested in the above
styled chancery causes will Take Notice,
that in pursuance ot a decree of the Court
of Hustings'for the. city of Staunton, en
tered iv said causes on January, lfith,
1901, I shali at my office in Staunton, Va.,
proceed to take, stale 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 tbe attorneys for the |
plaintffs in the said cause of Weidmann.
stale, 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.
Commissioner in Chancery.
Fatrick & Gordon, )
A.C.Braxton, ,-P-'l-
Braxton ft Wayt, ) jan 2o 4t
Staunton, Va., Jan, USUI, 1901.
M. Coiner's Executor,
M. Comer's widow.
All parties interested in the above en
titled cause now peuding In the circuit j
court of Augusta county, Take Notice, that
pursuant to a decree of sard rourt e"t< rod !
in said suit December 21st, 1900, 1 shall at
my office in Staunton, Va., on
MARCH 4, 1901,
pnxieed to ascertain and report:
1. The fund in tbe handsof W. H. Lan
des, General Receiver, held for the sup
port of Samuel L. Coiner during his life
2 Who are the heirs-at-law of Michael
Coiner, deceased, entitled to said fund and
what proportions they are entitled to take.
3 What part of said fund, if any, is |
payable to the Western State Hospital for j
the support of Samuel L. Coiner, deceased. I
4 Any other matter deemed pertinent, i
etc.' HENRY W. HOLT.
Commissioner in Chancery.
W. H. Landes, p.q. j
F. BCHEELE, -- j
Room A, First Floor, Masonic Temple,
Syaunton, Va.
Praet'oe in all courts. 5_F" Prompt at
tentio i given to collections.
Stallion For Sale I
1 offer for sale or exchaae the thorough
bred Percheron stallion VEDOCK. Is a
bay horse, 16 hands high, weight 1,500
lb-i. Is perfectly sound, works well any
where and is a splendid animal. Apply
to or address, _, __,'_
lan 25-8t Box 672, Staunton, Va.
$ promptly procured. OK NO FEE. Send model. iketch,\s<
sSJor photo for free report on patentability. Book *'How»{
W to Obtain U.S. and foreign Patents and Trade-Marks,' '«■
$ FREE. Fairest termt ever offered to inventor*. OS
it) All bu*m<'H-i confidential. Sound advice. Faithful ft"!
(■) service. Moderate charges. fljj
| w rc. a. snow & CO.]
We have (tcod sensible eboe*
for men and women. Aud
strong school shoes for chil
Of Prices Will Please to
We also have a full line of
|TftUl6Hsi.joTo $11.00.
Up-to-D te Sire House,
Staunton. Va

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