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Subscription $1.00 Per Year. FRIDAY. .TLNE 28 LOCAL DEPARTMENT. PERSONAL. N'r. M. Steele, of Midway, was in the city court day. Mr. John S. Richey, of Ft. Defiance, was in the city Monday. Mr. J. It. Roan, of Spottswood, was among the visitors in the city Mouday. Mr. S. H. A mall, of Waynesboro, wa- in the city this week. Mr R. L. Crawford, of Swoope, was in the city this week on business. Mrs. O. S. Bragg is visiting friends at Augusta Springs. Mr. Robert Heck, of Deerfield, visited relatives at Goshen last week. Mr. John B. Shaw, of Newport News, visited his old home here tin's week. Randolph Buck, of Mt. Solon, Va., has returned from a pleasure trip to Ciiicago. Misses Ada Suiumerson and Florence ll"iikel are tbe guests of the Misses Martin, in Chailottesville. Mrs. W. G. Kinney, of New York, is the guest of Mrs Mi-.H. Holiiday, on West Frederick Rtreet. ('apt. C. B. Coiner, of tbe Fishers ville neighborhood, was in the city court day. Mrs. A. M. Valz and family are at the Interment, Covington, where they will spend some time. Mr. J. M. Spitler, of the Swoope neighborhood, paid our office a pleas ant visit while in the city Monday. Dr. L. N. Han is, of New Hope, vis ited his parents in Harrisonburg last week. Mr. Chas. Wallace, of Cripple Creek, Col., visited Rev. J. 11. Taylor, at Laurel Hill last week. Misses Rosalie and Loretta Wholey have returned home from Mt. St. Agnes School, Washington. Mrs. Lewis McClure and two chil dren, of Arkansas, are visiting relatives in the Spottswood neighborhood. Mr. J.C. HoulT, the well known mcdi cine man of Lidd, was iv the city this week ou business. Miss May Catt has returned from an extended visit to White Sulphur Springs. In Providence, It. 1., there are 400 divorce cases now ready for trial at this term of t'.'.e court. Mrs. Dr. Tynes, (laughter of Rev. Dr. Finley, was reported very sick yesterday. Miss VVinefred Goodwin, who has been visiting friends in Harrisonburg, has returned to her home near Fishers ville. Mr. W. M. Baker, of Duraut, I. T., whose place of business was recently destroyed by lire, is visiting his par ents iiere. Mr. John W. Carroll, of Lynchburg, who is attending the State Hoard of , Medical Examiners, is the guest of his sister. Mrs. C. W. Miller. Mr. Adolphus Midgett, of Baltimore '' county, Md., and Miss Viola Roby, were married on Thursday evening last in Waynesboro. .Mrs R. A. Lapsley is seriously ill at her In Hue at liethel manse. There is no change in her condition at last ac counts. Capt. C. (i. Merritt, of Creenyille, was in the city Monday. He was Linking well and received a warm wel come from his many friends. Mrs. A. (i. Fifer, of Newport News, who has been spending some weeks with -Mrs 11. M. Lewis, returned home last week. Prof. \V. 0. Morton, superintendent <if the public schools of Suffolk,, is spending his vacation with his parents here. Mr. David S. Condon, of Summer dean, who wns injured last week by being thrown from his buggy, was tak en home on Saturday. The Staunton Rifles, of which Mr. Rudolph l'.umgardner is captain, will be mustered in the service of the State next Tuesday evening. July _. Mr. Chas. S. Rradley, of Miller & Bradley, left yesterday for lialtimore fo purchase goods. He will visit At lantic City before returning home. Rev. Geo. W. Statton and wife, of lowa, have been visiting relatives in Staunton and Rockingham county, the past two weeks. You can now call up Richmond and get, latest markets from your own tel ephone, (all nearest Mutual Exchange for connections. Try it. SHI tf Mis. John 1!. IHackley,accompanied by her niece. Miss Marguerite Cood wiu, of Fishersville, is visiting her kinsman, Mr. S. B. Mason, in Lewis burg, W. Va. Mrs. Wm. J. Nelson, of Florence, Ala , who has been visiting Mrs. E S. Suhlett, left last week for home. She was accompanied by Mrs. Kate Stout, who will spend some time with her. (apt. Warren S. Lurty, of Harrison burg, who is prominently spoken of as tbe Republican candidate for Gov ernor, was in the city Monday, and paid our ollicc a ple;\sant visit. While her parents were in Richmond, Miss Mamie Gallagher, of Clifton Forge, eloped with Charles Baughau, ol Gordonsville, and were married in Washington. Mrs .1. A. Quarles. wife of Rev. Dr. .1. A. Quarles, of Washington and Lee University, died on Monday afternoon at that place. Her remains were taken to Louisville, Ky , for interment. Lexington Presbytery will meet to day to mHke arrangements for the in stallation of Rev. Dr. W. N. Scott, of the Secoi.d Presbyterian church, aud trans ict other business. A pretty home wedding took place Wednesday evening at the home of Mr*. M. L Ogilvie on Church street, when her daughter. Miss Margaret Josephine, was married to Mr. Robert Walker Huiiii, of Kentucky. Mr. Jan es I. Dill, (if Craigsville, was in theenj Mon 'ay and paid our oilice a pleasant r*li. He stated that the body of yon*. Sln-i'V. who was drowned in Rull l-'.is'iir- river near li"!i's Valley (in _!'•■> '-\ i>f 'ast WH.k, was not re covered until Saturday Tbe weii known cattle dealer, Co! I) V. ttuAktnx.il. of Long Glade, bad a narrow escaping from tlrowuing in Back f'.iciU. Highland last, week, the Wat re tii!'!L r up on bis tuc.st us be sat in bis i >u_gy. while his team piling ed through r. Two 1-idU's, not, realiz ing the danger, drove in after him, and were washed against the fence, where ill y remained until resaeed by some men, who ran to their relief. Rev. Or. Henkel Dead. Rev. Socrates Henkel. D. 1) , senor member of the (inn of Henkel & Co , publisher, ot New Market, died Friday morning, aged 7!l years. Mr. Henkel was iiaial)7.»d live years ago. from Which he never fully recovered, and ou Tuesday previous to bis death suf feried a relapse For many years this firm baa published tbe Sheuaudoah Valley, H_d Our Church Paper, the latter a well known Lather*- journal. Deceased is survived by three sous- Messrs. Ambrose L, Elon O. and Otto Henkel, who will continue these pub lications. Work on the C & W. Dorcas, June 24— Work on the C. & W. Ry is being pushed alongas rapid ly as the weather will permit. Already half a mile of the road is completed, ready for the ties, aud as much more will be ready in a few days. Messrs Owin, Sons & Co , are men who know how to push their work along and be fore many months will be ready lor the rails. The gentlemen have made many friends here, both in a business and personal way, and by their uniform courtesy have put themselves high in the estimation of our people as railroad contractors. The bark pealing at this place, man aged by Farmer Williams, of New York, for the C. & W. Co. is about over, and they are now gettiug out ties, _SC. They will in the near future erect a large saw -mill on their proper ty at this place. Tram roads are being built to haul tbe bark aud saw logs out of tin mountains to the mill. They will erect a depot close to A Cramer distillery from which they will ship their products. Mr. Bond, who is prospecting near hereon the company's land for coal, is unearthing some line coal It seems to be in paying quantities and of good quality. Other valuable finds have breu made in the way of gold, silver, tin, copper, manganese, lead and iron ore It can he truly said that North River Gap is on a boom. No iliern men have been heie looking for sites for furnaces, mills, miueing, machin ery, &c, and as soon as the railroad is completed to this place business will move along with a rush. familiar figures iv commercial circles iv Virginia and well known in this city suddenly Monday morning about 2 o'clock in Richmond. Mr. Maddox had been complaining for several days and had received medical attention. He was a guest at Murphy's Hotel, I where he stopped ou all his trips to that I city. Being unable to sleep early that Ig, he went iuto a club room on treet, near the hotel, hoping locial chat would cause him to ter. Suddenly, while in conver vith several friends, he arose rted for the door, his evident >v being to get into the open ■ the entrance to the room he teriug a slight moan. His rushed to his assistance and the physician was called. Dr. A. r responded, but found Mr. : beyond relief. Death was leart trouble. The body was j Bennett's undertaking par ere it was emblemed and made >r burial. Deceased was a son ate Martin Maddox, of Fau unty, who some years ago re this city. He was one of the polar commercial men on the d always received a warm wel come when he came to this city. _Dur ing the war he was a member of Mos by "s famous command. Highland News. County court was in session last Week, with Judge Chalkley on the bench. Hon. U. P. Jones is in attendance on the circuit court of Pocahontas coun ty, W. Va , at Marlinton. Mr. .1 T. Waters, clerk of the Fed eral Court of West Virginia, at Charles ton, W. Va., his wife aud daughter, and Miss Etta Craig, of the same city, are visiting Mr. 8. B. Stag of this place. Miss Lucy Flatherty, of Danville, Va., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Lizzie Matheny, of Monterey. Mr. Charles E. Dalton and Miss Eflie I'ope, of Doe II ill- this county, were man led in Ilagerstown, Md., last week. Colonel D. V. U-.ckinan, of Long Glade, Augusta, is in the cocuty pur- Jr. 0. U. A. M. Mt. Sidney, June 20.—0n Tuesday night Gilt Edge Council, No. 42, Jr. (). U. A. M., elected the following officers for the ensuing term: Ceo. M. Shu make, councillor; H. A. May, vice councillor; M. (). Bright, rec. sec; T. S. Shumake, lin. sec; A. J. Ritchie, treas.: W. K. Huffman, Warden; Win. S. Bowles, conductor; G. D. Ritchie, inside sentinel; W. H. Johnson, outside sentinel: L. 11. Hulvey, trustee, and W. J. Shumake and L. H. Hulvey, rep resentatives to Grand Council. Mr. P. J. Orebaugh left last Friday for Bradford, Pa., to be gone several months.: Prof. W. L. Kerr has purchased a house and moved to Laurel Hill. Chartered Granted. The circuit court has granted a char ter to the Augusta Spring Tanning Co., with headquarters at Augusta Springs, this county. The capital stock is put at 8100,009, divided into shares ot $100 each. The ollicers for the first year are Jesse R. Cover, of Elkton, Va., president; Thomas Jau nty, of Philadelphia, vice president and secretary; E K. Janney, of Phila delpbia, treasurer; the above aud H. L. Cover, of Elkton, and J. E. Burrough, of Merchantyille, N. J., directors. The business of the company is the manu facture and sale of leather. The land holding is not to exceed 00,000 acres. Saves Two From Death. "Our little daughter had an almost fa tal attack of wluiopine cough and bron chitis," writes Mrs. \V. K. Haviland, of Armonk, N. V., "but, when all other remedies failed, we saved Iter life with Dr. King's Xew Discovery. Our niece, who had consumption in an advanced stage also used this wonderful medicine and to day she is perfectly well." Desperate throat and lung diseases yield to Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other medicine on earth. Infallible for coughs and colds. I Sue and *1.00 bottles guaranteed by li. F. i Hughes. Trial bottles free. «._» «. . July 4 at Grottoes. The ladies of the Presbyterian church of Elkton have leased Weyer's Cave I for July 4, aud there will be a grand illumination ou that day. There will be an excellent, hand present to furnish , music, and refreshments of all ki ids will be served ou the grounds. Special excursion rates have been made and those who want to spend a pleasant day and help a good cause, should go to see these wonderful ctverus. In the Coun.y Court. The will of Charlotte 1!. Southard; was admitted to probate with Mrs. Florence C. Whitlock as executrix. Mrs Mary Margaret Echard quali fied as executrix of the will of Richard j Fj'a/.ier Humphreys The will of Rachel M. Crawford was i admitted to probate with E. B. Craw ford as administrator. Nearly all of the recently elected county ollicers appeared and qualified. Lacks Only 58 Votes. With the elections Tuesday of dele gans to the gubernatorial convention. Attorney-! leueral Montague only lacks 58 votes of having a majority ot dele gates. The instructed vote now stands: Montague, - - 070 5 Swauson, - - 25(12 Echols, - - 08 7 Marshall, - - 70.0 For the Senate. To my fellow citizens : I hereby an nounce myself a candidate for re-nom ination aud re-election to tbe Senate and respectfully request your support. Yours trvly, i juu2S4t John N. OriK. j IIEATHS DURING THE WEEK. MISS I. MB FIELDER. is Ira Minta B. Fielder died on ay morning at her home in this aged about 24 years. Deceased >orn in Fluvanacouiitv, but came iiiuton with her family nearly 20 ago. She was a consistent ier of the Baptist church, and n earnest worker in the Sunday il and Young People's Society, unernl took place from the Bap jliurch Tuesday morning. The nent was in Thornrose cemetery, o -T. FOSTER. John J. Foster died at the home son, Mr. L. W. Foster on Ilarnp street Tuesday evening at 7 k, aged about 07 years Deceas s a native of Louisa county, but me years past had been making me here with his son. Mr. Fos ul long been a member of the it church and was a quiet unas g gentleman, esteemed by all who ed his acquaintance For some >ast he had been in delicate health, unfilled to the house. He is sux by six children, two of whom, . W. Foster and Miss Carrie Fos ter reside in this city. His body was Ii to bis old home at Trevillian"s iterment. JOS. H. CLEMMKR. Joseph H. Clemmer, one of the mown farmers of the Arbor Hill borhood. died ou Monday after after an illness of about three s duration, aged 68 years. His al took place Wednesday morniug from Mt. Tabor church, of which he was a consistent member. Deceased was a son of the late Wm. K. Clemmer, and a brother of Mr. G. Lewis Clem mer. His is survived by his wife and several children. Golden Link lodge of Odd Fellows, of Middlebrook, of which he was a charter member conducted the exercises at. the grave, assisted by a delegation from this city. Mr. Clem mer was widely known in the county and city, and waß a man of the highest Christian character, and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. MRS. ELIZA. HOUFF. Mrs. Eliza Houff, wife of Mr. E. L. Houff, of Stonewall, died on Wednes day of last week, aged about 04 years. Deceased was a daughter of Augustus and Elizabeth Pates, and was born in Rockinghnm county, but in her child hood her parents moved to this coun ty. Iv 1850 she married E. L. HoufL She is survived by her husband and two sons—Robert M. Houff, of Stone-! wall, and Steward Houff, of Rocking ham. Her funeral took place Thurs day from Spitler Chapel, the services being conducted by Rev. C. 11. Crowell. She had been a member of the Mt. Pis-! gah United Brethren church for 50 years, joining the church at the age of i 14. Mrs. Houff will be greatly missed in the home, in the community, and in tire church, but she has left to all such a rich legacy of Christian example in her life work, and such a grand illus tration of conquering faith in her death, that for every tear of sorrow theie is also one of joy, and with every A Good Place to Spend Your Fourth. The twin towns of Craigsville and Portland in this county, have arranged to give a big 4th of July Celebration and have invited the public to join them and help enjoy the holiday occa sion. Portland's base ball team will cross-bats with the Craigsville niue and a spirited game may be expected. There will also be music and public speaking, addresses being delivered by Mr J. Lewis l'.umgardner and others. After this will come the wheel barrow races, the bag races, the foot races, etc. The ground selected for the day's pleasure is the beautiful open woods back of the works, known as Portland Park. Here is ample shade and a magnificent cold water spring. In the grove will be erected the speak er's stand, and the various pavilions for food and ice drinks. There will be an abundance of everything to eat; meats of all kinds, lemonade, ice cream, cakes, and in fact an all day pic-nic and frolic lasting from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. This is an occasion not to he missed and the new C. & O. schedule makes it easy for every one to go and return the same day by either of several trains. There will be six local trains, three each way which pass Craigsville about as follows: WKST BOUND. 7:40 a. m., 2:2(1 p. m. and 0:45 p. m. KAST BOUND. 9:30 a. m., 2:20 p. in. and *O:GS p. m. Those who wish to return east later than B_>s p. __, can come home on the regular express No. 2, at 1:30 a. m , which will stop on this occasion as a special accommodation. The proceeds of the day are to aid the erection of the new Presh) terian manse at Craigsville. 4» _».* OPERA HOUSE. Two Entertainments Each Week During July-8 Evening Entertainments. Summer School of Methods. Open ing week. Tuesday evening. July 2-', Mrs. H. L. South wick, In miscellane ous readings. » A later evening in the week, Mrs. Southwick, in readings from Macbeth. Other attractions of the course—D. L. Leftwich, in songs and Negro Dia lect stories. Prof. Henry F. Southwick, readings from Richlieu. i Prof. C. W. Kent, of the U. of Va., lecture, "Tennyson." Prof. Apgar, of Trenton, N. J., lec ture, "Animal Life of the Sea." Miss Ida Henfey, Boston, readings from great novels. In addition to the above, one of the following renowned lecturers will be included iv the course: Dr. Gunsaulus, of Chicago; S. H. Clark, of Chicago University, in Cyrano de Dergerac Wendling, or Myron W. King. Course tickets for entire series of entertainments, $1 00. Now on sale at Sbultz's Mook Store, or at the Pub lie School I'.uilding. Mr. Robertson Announces nis Candidacy for the Senate. To the Democrats of the county of Alt gusta and the city of Staunton: A large number of my friends, both in the city and county, having express ed a desire that I should become a.can didate for the State Senate at the elec tion to be held this fall, 1 have given the matter mature consideration aud and I hereby announce myself a can didate, and respectfully ask for your support. Fellow citizens, I have now passed middle age and 1 bad never expected to be a candidate for any ollice, but, I trust I will not be charged with vanity when I siy that there seems to be a desire on the part of a large number of people that 1 should stand for the of fice. If it shall be your pleasure to confer this honor upon.iue, 1 shall dedicate my best efforts to the public service, and the only reward I shall ask or de sire, will be your approval. Respectfully, June 14 tf Alkx. F. Robertson. Circuit Court. Jos. M. Click was appointed guardian of ,loel A. Miller and others. The verdict rendered recently in fa vor of Washington Gilliamagainstthe Caledonian Insurance Co. , was set aside and a new trial awarded. Nest Augusta Pointers. j West Augusta, June 25 —Several of I our business men and horse traders I wete in Staunton ou Monday attend ing court. The ladies of the M. F. Church of th'g jilace, will hold an ice cream fes tival on the evening of July 4th, for the benefit of the church. Refresh ments of all kinds will be served on the grounds. The public are invited to come and aid the good cause. Mr. M. J- Stoutamyer met with a very painful accident on the 22nd, while stacking Juniber~a large piece of heavy timber fell across his foot bruis ing and crushing it very badly. J. G. Argenbright and family are visiting his tather-iu-law, Mr. George Gray, of Coshen. Road Commissioner It. L. Trimble has completed the new road that he has been building near the foot of _Jorth Mountain, to the entire satis faction of the traveling public. Mr. W. H. Armentrout. a noted mu sician and singer, of Grottoes, has closed his singing school at this place and returntd home, to the regret of many of his pupils. We learn that It E. Thomas, of Bell's Valley, has taken the position of general superintendent of W. H. Argeubright's farm near this place. There will be quartely meeting ser vices on next Sunday in the Methodist church. Preaching both morning and night by the Presiding Elder, Rev. J. E. Armstrong of Staunton. Seven Years In Bed. "Will wonders ever cease?" inquire the friends of Mrs. S. Pease, of Lawrence. Kan. They knew she had been unable to leave her bed in seven years on account of kidney and liver trouble, nervous pro»tra-i tion and general debility; but, "Three bot tles ol Electric Hitters enabled me to walk . she writes, "and in three months 1 felt like a new person." Women suffering from headache, backache, nervousness, sleep ■melancholy, Fainting and dizzy 11 find it a priceless bltssing. iatisfactiou is guaranteed Only F. Hughes' drug store. Mr. Charlie Rear and family,who have been visiting near here, returned to their home at Glasgow Monday. Miss W'illie Loving, who has been Hick for some time, is, we are glad to know able to be out again. Mr. Robert Camel, of Sport, was in Lyndhurst Sunday. Mr. A. C. Ellis is building a bank barn, Aldheizer Bio's of New Hope,are tbe contractors. Miss Emma Hall is visiting relatives in Ruena Vista. C. A. Van Lear seems to be all smiles now, he has a new seven foot Deering Binder. O. C. Wagner, the horse trader, pass ed through here Monday with a nice lot of horses and mules, en route for Staunton. I B. F. Coyner and family were the guests of O. C. Waguer Sunday. Miss Elsie Waid, who has been quite sick, is still improving. Miss Mattie Wagner was visiting her friend, Miss Mamie Coyner this week. A. Browiilee and Bro. were thresh ing clover seed for Jacob Wissler last week. Mr. Sam Crickenberger and children, of Waynesboro, who have been visit ing Air. Clint Van Lear, returned home Sunday. Most of our farmers are through plow ing corn, some are going to commence cutting wheat Tuesday. Rev. Mr. Wamsley, of Rasic City, has been preaching for Dr. Cock at this place for some time, our people are charmed with his preaching and per-1 sonality. Lkuhkk. June 24. A Fast Bicycle Rider Will often receive painful cuts, sprains or bruises from accidents. Bucklen's Ar nica Slave, will kill tbe pain and heal the injury. It's the cyclist's friend. Cures chafing, chapped hands, sore lips, burns, ulcers and piles. Cure guaranteed. Only 25c. Try it. Sold by B. F. Hughes, Drug gist. A Horrible Accident. Clare, June 20.—While operating a sawmill near .this place on Monday evening, Barley M. Bartley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bartley, fell across the saw w_icli was running at full speed and the entire top of his head was cut oil. No one saw him when the accident occurred, but he was lifting with a hand spike at the carriage of the mill, and it is suppos ed that his hold slipped, causing him to fall backwards across the saw. When the hands that were working with him reached his side he made a few gasps for breath, and life was ex tinct. The funeral took place from the Rocky Springs church Tuesday evening, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Irvine, pastor of the Deer field Baptist church. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Many were the flowers that were placed by loving hands over the grave, expressing the sweet aud tender love that they had for him who was so suddenly cut down in the prime of his young manhood. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn their loss. But the Lord hath said: "I will never forsake you, I will be a father to the fatherless and a friend to the friendless." Didn't Marry For Money. The Boston man, who lately married a sickly rich young woman,is happy now,for he got Dr. King's New Life Pills, which re stored her to perfect health. Infallible for jauudice, biliousness, malaria, fever and ague, all liver aud stomach trouble. Gentle but effective. Only 250 at li. F." Hughes, drug store. City Markets. Staunton, Va., June 27, (901- Coirected iiy J. A. Fauver _ Co., an J the White Star Mills. Ouuutr) Produce -lour—patent. 4.25(a) ».5U Family 8.7,0 a 4.0U Straight 3.65 a 3.75 Wheat— 7Jt07.-) KKBS 12 Butter II Chickens 7 Irish Potatoes .5(1 Oats-shelled &:« ttye «0 Wool—unwashed 18 Wool—washed .. go Lard 7a»e Bacon— country cureu. new Hams llal2 Shoulders i_io Sides Said Corn 60 Cornmeal ffl 40 Mixed Hay ll.fOO Timothy Hay -•— a 1S.0& Clover Ha.v :... a 10.00 ll.iltimor Livestock Market June 20, 1901. Beef Cattle— Receipts of cattle for the week 1,588 bead, against 2,454 last week. Only fair supply for this week. Topgrades were disposed of at about steady prices and common and medium sold slow at a decline of about 10 cents from last week's prioes. Fricesof beef cattleth Is week rangefias follows: Few choice butcher steers, $5.25 to $5.60; good. $1.90 to $5.25; medium, $4.50 to $4 75; common, $4 00 to $4.50; cows, good to choice, $3.50 to $4.25; mldi um to good. |2 60 to ""3 40; bulls, good to choice, $3 75 to jf4 25. Exports ?5.J0 to $5 75. Hoes—Receipts light. Maiket hrm. Quote, Westerns, $(i,fio to $6.70; Western pigs, $(5.50 to $6.(50; from other points, M to $6.30; roigbs, 14 50 to $5.00, Sheep—l.ightsupplj ; market slow at from $2 to ¥4 for common to prime. Lambs —Clipped, light supply and slow at $3 50 to $5.00 for common to best. Spring Lambs—Faio supply and firm at $5 00 to ""ii 50 for common to choice. Calves—Fair supply. Market firm at from $4 to $6 50 for common to choice. Fresh Oows—Liberal supply. Common tofairs2o 00 to $32.50; good to choice from $37.50 to $55. YE REAL2IZE THE RESPONSIBILITY laid on opticians. We realize that the wrong glasses will ruin sight. We realize that the right glasses will strengthen the sight. Realizing these things, we couldn't be careless and inaccu- i rate. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our care and accuracy. A mistake would hurt us more than it would yon. We are ready at any time to carefully examine the eyes free of charge. 11. L. LANG, Graduate Optician, Staunton, Va. Republican County Convention. The Republican convention of Au gusta to elect delegates to the State con vention met in Columbian Hall Mon day at noon Col. S. Brown Allen was elected permanent chairman, and J. A. Noon, secretary. The county is enti tled to 15 delegates, but the convention elected SO with one half vote each as follows: S. Brown Allen, R. E. Kinney. Wil liam Shields, E. L. Collins, T. P. Har vey, Meredith Steele, A P. Calfee, C. H. Cohron, W. S. Hunter, Ivan Step hens, Samuel Woods, John D. Fisher, Guy Linn, Wm. R. Landes, A. M. Horn. R. M. Houff, Jeff. Arehart, J. W. Houff, Richard Jackson. Jacob H. Rohrer, Robert Newcomb, R. A. Ful wiler, John A. Noon, Robert Southall William Ellis, John Sullivan. D. P. Tea wait, Henry Williams, John D. Rodgers, Heber Ker and John G. Gochenour. It is stated that the delegation is in favor of J. Hampton Hoge for Gov ernor. Virginia Briefs. The Democrats of Albemarle county will hold precinct meetings July 20 to elect delegates to the Gubernatorial convention. Mr. Charles R. Estepand Miss Carrie B ShafHer were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shaffler, near Edinburg, Va. Miss Mary McCornb, daughter of Gen. William McComb, of Louisa coun ty, was married Thursday to Dr. Frank Allen, of Oklahoma Territory. Hugh G. Miller, of Norfolk, Assist ant United States District Attorney, announces that he will be a candidate for nomination on the Republican tick et for Attorney-General of Virginia. ! A number of cattle are still dying in Powell's Fort, about seven miles from Woodstock, with a mysterious disease from which a large number have died in Shenandoah and adjoining counties during the past few weeks. The Democratic Executive Commit tee of Stafford county, has called a mass meeting for July 17, for the elec tion of delegates to the Gubernatorial convention. Delegates will also be elected at the same time to the conven tions to nominate candidates for the Legislature and State Senate. Shoes ' to take your eye. LEADING STYLF.S — SUCH AS "Hanan," "Hesses," "Ralston Health" and "The Paris." 53.00. Rest ever shown. JAS. H. WOODWARD, Men's and Boy's Furnishing Goods, Hats and Shoes. 20 E. Main St. Oolid gold, gold filled and silver broach *" es, rings and chains, a nice assort ment at FRANK DIEHL'S Jewelry Store Augusta St., 1 door S. of Main St. fail Street 6_iii_ Reins Its TiosanHs, But the cheap prices in jewelry at li. C. HARTMAN'S, 102 S. Au gusta St., Staunton, Va., will help them recoup their Josses. He sells an excellent assortment of flue Jewelry, such as Watches, Clocks, etc., that he has on hand. His specialty is repairing old wares of every description, and his prices on old and new work is as low as the low est. Go once to see him and you will surely go again. W. L. Olivier A Son, Auctioneers. TRUSTEES' SALE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF STAUNTON.— By virtue or a deed of trust executed by W. W. Lewis aud wife dated the 15th day of April, 1896, and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the city of Staunton, in D. li. No. 13, page 235, to secure the payment of a certain bond therein fully described, and default hav ing been made in the payment of the same as therein provided, the undersigned as trustee and substituted trustees being re qniied so to do by the beneficiary therein, will sell at public auction in front of the oourt house in Staunton Va., on MONDAY, JULY Ist, 1901, at 4 o'clock p. m., the property described in said deed as follows: That certain house and lot on an alley which opens on Acad eiuy street in the city of Staunton, in rear of tbe residence formerly occupied by Holmes Ervin, and is more fully describ ed in the deed above refeired to. TERMS—CASH. JOS. ii. WOODWARD, Trustee, B F, HUGHES, THOS. D. WOODWARD, may 31-5t Substituted Trustees. E, M. Cusbing it Co., Auctioneers. SALE OF HEAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF STAUNTON.—By virtue of a detd or trust executed by Joseph Branson and wife dattd the 20tb day of March, 1K9!I, recorded iv the Clerk's Oltice ol'the Court of Hustings for tbe city of of Staunton, in D. B No 14, page 505, to secure tbe payment of certain bonds there in fully desciibed, and default having been made in the payment of two of said bonds whereby all of the bonds i-.ecured in said deed have become due and payable, the undersigned trustee and substituted trustees being requested so to do by the beneficiary therein, will sell at public auction in front of the court house in the city of Staunton, on MONDAY, JULY Ist, 1901, at 4:45 p. m., all that certain lot with the improvements thereon, situated in the Northeastern portion of the city of Staun ton, on l'urviance street, and having a front of about 01 feet and a depth of about 150 feet. TERMS—CASH. JOS. li. WOODWARD, Trustee, B. F. HUOHES, THOS. D. WOODWARD, may 31-5t Substituted Trustees. A TERRIBLE CLOUDBURST. (Eds Lost their Lives In the Poca hontas Coal Regions. efield, W. Va, June 24.— With le slightest warning, and while of fainilfs slept iv the fancied ty of their cabins along the banks Elkhorn Creek that winds its way through the basin formed by the precipitous sides of the Alleghany Mountains, shortly after midnight Fri day, the very heavens seemed to open and let down a deluge that carried ev erything before it as chaff before the wind, and almost in the time it takes to tell it, hundreds of humau beings, for the most part, women aud children, the families of miners were hurried in to eternity. It is difficult—almost impossible to estimate the loss of life at this time, as all ordinary methods of communica tion with the doomed district have been swept away. The wires are down, buildings have been swept out of sight and swalloped up in the Hood after having been crushed to splinters in the rush of maddened waters and for thirty miles where the tracks of the Norfolk and Western railroad ran along the banks of the creek, all signs of the railroad have disappeared, to gether with vast quantities of the roll ing stock. It is certain that not less, than two hundred lives have been lost, and it is among the probabilities that when all the fatalities are known the number of deaths may reach six The loss to property that is known at this time will be in excess of two mil lion dollars. The mines proper have suffered not at all, as along the Elk horn Creek in the flooded section that extends from Coopers to Tidewater Postofflce, a distance of about thirty miles, the mine workings are in the side of the mountains, far above the possible reach of the waters, aud the veins are worked upward. The coal tipples run down the side of the moun tain on both sides of the creek, where were located all the machinery for screening and otherwise preparing the coal for shipment, as well as the sheds, tracks and switches of the Norfolk and '< Western railroad. All these have been swept away between the points named. At intervals of a few miles little min ing towns have sprung up along the banks of the creek, which in reality is of proportions to be classed as a river, and these have been swept away In the resistless path of the flood. THE LATEST. The full extent of the loss of life and destruction to property by the great Hood in the Pocahontas coal field of West Virginia, along Elkhorn creek, North Fork branch and Tug river has not yet been accurately determined, but it is now conservatively estimated that the number of persons who per ished will not exceed fifty. The prop erty loss may reach $5,000,000. Uhrisiian-May. A quiet, but pretty home wedding took place last Thursday evening at 7 o'clock, when Mies Cornelia Lomax May was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel P. Christian, Jr.,of Wheeling, W. Va. The parlor was tastefully de corated and presented a pretty scene. The ceremony was performed at an improvised altar by the Rev. Churchill Christian, of Maiden, W. Va., brother of the groom, assisted by the Rev. Clif ford Young. The only attendants were Miss Vir ginia May, sister of the bride, and Mr. Harry Coleman, of Roanoke, who was the best man. The happy couple took the west bound train for their future home amid a shower of congratula tions from their friends. E. M. Cushing & Co., Auctioneers. TRUSTEES' SALE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OP STAUNTON.— By virtue of a deed of trust executed by J. K. Payne and wife and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Au gusta county in D. B. No. 131, page 232, to secure the payment of a oerUin bond therein fully described, and default hav ing been made in the payment as therein provided, the undersigned trustee and substituted trustees being requested so to do by tlie beneficiary therein, will sell at public auction in from; of the court house in the city of Staunton, on MONDAY, JULY Ist, 1001, at 4:30 olclock p.m., all that certain lot of land, with the improvements thereon, sit uated in the suburbs of Staunton, known as West End, and in what is known as "Tannehill and Wheat Addition." There is on this lot a good two story dwelling house with two story L, and is a most desirable property. TERMS—Cash as to S2AB 40 and the ex penses of executing the trust and any un paid taxes on said property, and the resi due in six, twelve, eighteen and twenty four mouths from day of sale, bearing in terest from that date, the purchaser to execute his bonds in equal amount to be secured by deed of trust on the property. JOS. B. WOODWARD, Trustee. . B. F. HUGHES, THOS. D. WOODWARD, may3l-3t Substituted Trustees. I W. L. Olivier & Son, Auctioneers. TRUSTEES' SALE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF STAUNTON — Ry virtue of a deed of trust executed by Jos. A. Newman and wife dated the 9th day of August, 1893, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the city of Staunton in D.B. No. 13. pace 205, to secure tbe payment of a certain bond therein fully described, and default hav ing been made in the payment of the same as therein provided, the undersigned as substituted trustees being requested by the beneficiary therein, will sell at public auction, in front of the court house in the city ot Staunton, Va., on MONDAY, JULY Ist, 1901, at 4:15 o'clock p. _r>, the property describ ed in said deed as follows; That certain lot, with the improvements thereon, occupied by said Newman in his lifetime as a resi dence, situate in the city of Staunton, and known as No. 7, South Fayette street. There is reserved, however, from this sale the small dwelling house situate on the rear of the lot above desoribed. TERMS—CASH. JOS. B. WOODWARD, B. F. HUOHES, THOS. D. WOODWAKD, may 31 5t Substituted Trustees. A Rich Harvest For The Farmer. Buy your Farm Machinery and Bug giesi from Kknnkdy & CRAWFORD, who carry the largest and best line of Machinery and Buggies Iv the Valley. We sell the only side delivery Rake and Hay-loader on the market. Hay stackers and rakes for same. Cenuiue Brown pivot-axle Rid ing Cultivator, best on the market. Also the Brown Walking Cultivators, shovel plows, spring tooth harrows. A full line of Brown Wagons, the most reliable wagons ever sold in theeounty. J. S. Kemps improved 20th Century Manure Spreader, the best on the mar ket. Hubkr engines and threshers, hay balers, &c. A full line of Buggies Suiiukys, Buck uoa-rds, ktc, very low prices. Cur buggies are the latest styles and all new—no old stock to dispose of. Call and see our goods before buying elsewhere. We can save you money. Kennedy & Crawford, GREENVILLE AVENUE, |_T" Phone Call 168. Staunton, V IT IS A PITY 60 FEW WOMEN Are Entirely Free From Pelvic Catarrh. I . Miss Anna Carsten, Clayton, 111. I Miss AnnaCarßten,Clayton,in„saysi j "Your Peruna did me so much good. I believe I should have been dead by this time bad I not used It. lam feel ing so welt now. I have not taken any medicine tor tour or five months. 1 can cheerfully recommend Peruna to my friends." Everywhere the people, especially the women, are praising Peruna as a remedy for all forms of catarrhal difficulties. Roxa Tyler, Vice President of the Illi nois Woman's Alliance, writes from 910 East Sixtieth street, Chicago, 111., the "During the past year I gradually lost flesh and strength until I was unable to perform my work properly. I tried dif ferent remedies, and finally Peruna was suggested to me. It gave me new life and strength. I cannot apeak too highly of it." 6 ' The extreme sensitiveness of the mu cous lining of every organ of a woman's body is well known to physicians. This explains -why, in part at least, so few women are entirely free from oatarrh. Peruna cures catarrh wherever it Is located. Send for free catarrh book. Address _tr. Hartman, Oolum bus, Ohio, Duy wedding presents at W, HT~BO" --■* LEX'S Jewelry Store, 25 E. Main st. THE OEFICIAIT " Verbatim Report of the Virginia Constitu tional Convention can be found only in the RICHMOND DISPATCH. The think ing people of the Commonwealth cannot afford to miss any part of the delibera tions. The Dispatch print 9 the proceedings without charge to the State, word for word by contract with the Convention. Send for the paper today. Subscription Price, Cash in advance—G months t'J; 3 months I 11.50; 1 month 50c. WMMIMCH ESTER WwMW " NEW RIVAL " FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS No black powder shells on the market compare with the "NEW RIVAL" in uni formity and strong shooting qualities. Sure fire and waterproof. Uct the genuine. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. New Haven, Conn. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA, ESTABLISHED 1838. The Sixty-fourth Session will Commence Ortober Ist, 1901. Department of Medicine, four years course, fees _U"i per session. Department of Dentistry, three " •* " $nr, per session. Department of Pharmacy, two " " " S6O per session. No extras for Laboratory Work or Dissections. For further particulars and catalogue, address CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS, M. D , Dean, jun 14-3 m Richmond, Va. ______ll.__„._.„^ Variety Springs Virginia ! 1 Open on and after June 15th. I So called because of its nnmerous mineral waters. This summer E resort is fast growing to be one of the most popular resorts in the E Alleghanies. Rates reasonable. Fare excellent. Hot and cold heal __E ing baths. Write for terms. Address, H| juiil4 2m H. G. EICHELBER6EB, Variety Springs, Va. E We Trii Hats ffitat Ciarp?DAT ATO TinyjlT A novel feature of this Millinery Store lsX | HI I I*l li 1 fill Irt I I theotlerof the gratnitovs services of our? 1 111 II I 111 fill I Jill. skilled milliners In trimming hats. TheirJ * *_.__i*_._.i_f _.%w _. __.__■■ talent and Ideas are at your command with-x out a penny's charge. Or if you have soineT special idea of your own they will carry ItZ —-—■--■-—.^—.^—■-_■_-.- — - _.^ out perfectly. Kely on their good taste u"'lS -__»^]_Ln__^_L^__»n__M_tn_L^__K^L judgment in designing your headgear. t '^'^'"jmY.mt.m'.mr.mt.m'.^r.m^ AA________k_lA____________i______________l ________ • W * u aTW m WWWW m WW^FWWWW^ m WW m m m^ m WW m mf u kf m W m m m A BIG PURCHASE OF Stamped Linens and Art Embroideries This maker closed out all of his Sample Pieces and Ends of Linens to us and they are now on sale at Prices Unusually Low. Every housewife will appreciate this chance to secure these pretty little decorations for the home at such savings, comprising Bureau Scarfs, Pillow and Shams, Centre P'eces and Doylies. All offered at tempting prices : (> (> inch Irish Pointe Doylies,sell regularly at 10c; special at . 3c 12x12 inch Irish Pointe Doylies in a variety of patterns, regular price 25c; special ...... 10c LSx2O inch Centre Piece, regular price 35c; special . . 18c Large all-linen Bureau Scarfs, the 50c kind, for . . _."ic Linen Hattenburg Thread in all numbers up to 1000, regular price 5c a spool; special ... . 3c The remarkable values given last week in Muslin Underwear have almost 'cleaned up the entire lot. To close out the balance of odds and ends we will make still bigger cuts in the price. Call and secure these extra bargains. Largest and Prettiest Stack of Millinery to select from. Wholesale & Retail. PALAIS ROYAL, ■g? PENNYROYAL PILLS__L_S_3 Hr__ " ~ or and banish "pains kWmgmm of menstruation." They are "LIFE SAVERS" to girls at ■»y womanhood, aiding development of organs and body No il___L_rW kuown remedy for women equals them. Cannot do barm—life becomes a pleasure. $I.<H> PEB BOX BY MAIL. Sold *•_S____3__? i: by druggists. Dlt. MOTT'S CHEMICAL CO., Cleveland, Ohia For Sale by HOGSHEAD BROS. & CO., Staunton, Va. mW HAVE YOU TRIKD HARMAN BROS. 3 Sonars 01. BocMgi Connly Rye ? They Sell it at $00 a Gallon! Not a headache or a cross word in a thou sand gallons. You can't buy better, for we sell the best of everything in the liquor line. HARMAN BROS., Whiskey Merchants, . Op. Va. Hotel, Staunton, 7a MONEY TO LEND on improved real am estate. Office over the Farmers' * Merchants' Bank. Entrance on Augusta Street, JOHN M. CARROLL. may 17-2 m Coliil gold spectacles $:! no up; gold tilled ** spectacles #1.90; aluminum spectacles No SI 50. Each eye lifted separately, st INK DIEHLS Jewelry Store, 2 South custa St., oppo. Aug. Nat. Bank. ICTTSE Abundance of ICE. Made From Fore Distilled Sprine Water. 14 tons per day, at 50 Cents per 100 lbs. Cheaper than ever sold before. Special and prompt at tention to out of town orders. Also manufacturers of line grades of Table Meal, Feed Meal, and all kinds of Chops. Your patronage solicited. Glenn, Tannehill & Co. Staunton, Va. may 17-4 m ■ I _______ *J * _T-/_______l __■ If You Want The Best WALL PAPER ! At honest prices, buy of ns. We have the most beautiful, artistic and care fully selected stock we have ever had. The prices are right. 3 Cents a Roll Up. ALBERT SHULTZ, Next National Valley Bank, STAUNTON, VA.