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Our Subscription List, by
Advertisers, and assure
them thatthey willflnd It
the largest of any paper
Published in this City.
On what's being worn by particular men
and good dressers this spring; we will fake
pride and pleasure in showing you through
our fashion emporium for
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ish of the garments is way beyond the reach
of the usual clothing store. If you have spare
time you might look around before you see
our stock, but if your time is valuable, you'd
here the well well man and boys were, and
you have the assurance that you get your
moncv s worth or your money back.
Weinberg Clothing Co.,
The Reliable Clothiers and Furnishers,
No. 5 South Augusta Street.
Next to Augusta National Bank,
The Kind You Have Always Bought, ami which lias I>ce?i
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
jryfl i - and has been Etuwle under his per-
BOnal -"'U'crvision since i< s infancy.
'«XO* l 6'K ADowno one to deceive yon in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ** Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare-
goric, Drops and Soothing- Syrups, It is Pleasant. Et
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor oilier Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee, it. destroys Worms
;!!><! allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Whul
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. Jfc assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach am<\ Bowel. 1 ;, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
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lib Miiu lull lldVo Alndjo MMglli
in Use For Over 30 Years.
THE COMPANY, 11 MR»RMAV STfitFT, NEW YORK CITY.
Southern Stove Works,
COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA, ESTABLISHED 1838.
The Sixty-rmirlli Session will Commence October Ist, 1901.
Department of Medicine, four years course, fees $05 per session.
Department of Dentistry, three " " " $05 per session.
Department of Pharmacy, two " " " SCO per session.
No extras for Laboratory Work or Dissections. For further particulars and
catalogue, address CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS, M. D., Dean,
jun 11-'Jin Richmond, Va.
Hon't be humhugrd into buying a cheap
John Cook Stove. Far better that you
consider the matter and buy the eld tried
FITZ LEE COOK.
K;-ep your money at home and encourage
home industries. All kinds of medium
and cheap furniture at lowest cash prices.
H. E, LOVING,
Stotttitim $&} ffotdaUr.
THE SUN TOOK A
No Warm Weather At All in the Year
lean ana European data represent it
as having been phenomenal in almost.
In New England the year went by
the name of eighteen -hundred and- j
starve to-death, and the summer
months are known in history as "the
cold summer of 1810," so remarkable
was the temperature.
Ke sun's rays seemed to he destitute
at, and ali nature waß clad in a
hue. Men and women were
tened and imagined that the fire
in the sun was being rapidly extin-,
guished, and that the world would soon
come to end.
Ministers took the phenomena for
the text of their sermons, and p.-eudo
scientitie men talked of things they
know not of, while the fanatics took
advantage of the occasion to form re
The winter of 1815-15 was very cold
in Europe, but comparatively mild in
this country, and did not in any way
indicate the severe weather that soon
Even the almanacs were silent, and
although the usual indications "about
now look out for cold weather," or
"this is a good time for snow," were
lered in the regular portions of the
ks devoted to the winter predic
ts, those used for chronicling the
isanter months had no such alarm
anuary was mild, so much so that
for days the people allowed their lires
Rout, as artificial heart made the
ngs uncomfortably warm. This
,ut weather was broken by a
: cold snap in February, but this
imperature passed in a few days,
warmer condition, similar to the
month previous, set in.
March "came in like a lion, but went
out like a lamb." There was nothing
Mual in the climatic conditions of
lonth which differed from those
generally found in this windy season,
April was the advance guard of this
strange freak of temperature. The
early days were warm and bright, but
as the month drew to a close the cold
increased until it ended in ice and snow
and a very low temperature.
To those who delighted in balmy
May days and loved to watch the bud
ding flowers, the May of 181G was a
bitter disappointment. True, buds
came, but so did the frost, and in one
night laid all vegetation a blackened
Corn was killed, and the fields had
to be made ready for another planting,
but the people's astonishment was
complete when they found ice formed
to the thickness of half an inch in the
June, 'the month of roses," was
this year a month of ice and desola
tion. The "oldest inhabitant was sur
prised, for never before bad the ther
mometer sunk so low in the tube in
these latitudes in the last month of
Frost, ice and snow were common
Almost every green thing that had
K advantage of a few warm days
r elop was killed, and various
of fruit were nearly all dcs
One day the beautiful snow fell to a
lof ten inches in Vermont, seven
in Maine and three inches in
cbusetts and Central New York. I
ters were beginning to tie inter
, People were undecided whether
id the summer in the South or
seashore and mountains. One
c latter resorts were desirable,
c next would decide in favor of I
rmer, but, on the whole, the
;rn clime was preferred,
was accompanied by frost and
nd those who celebrated the
glorious Fourth, "not wisely but too
t found an abundance of ice
for immediate use the next I
?. It was not very thick, not
lan one sixteenth of an inch,
7as ice, aud it caused the good
it New England, New York and
ctions of J'enasyhania to look
That month Indian corn was
destroyed in all but the most favored
localities, and but a small quantity
Surely August would put an end to
siieh cold weather, but the fanners as
well as hotel proprietors were doomed
to disappointment. The midsummer
month was, if possible, more cheerless
than the days already passed. Ice
formed even thicker than it had done |
the month before, and corn was so I
badly frozen that it was cut for fodder,
and almost every green plant in this)
Iry as well as in Europe was
era received from England stated
lie year lJSlfi would be remember
the generation then living as a
l which there was no summer.
it little corn ripened in the unex
posed States was worth almost its
in silver, and fnrmers were
led to provide themselves with
•own in 1815 for the seed they
the spring of 1817 This seed
:ost so much, being difficult to
in at (5 per bushel,
ast month of summer was ush
bright and warm, and for two
weeks the now almost frozen people
began to thaw out. It was the mildest
lier of the year, but just as the
itants got fairly to appreciate it
>reas and Jack Frost oame along
'hitened and hardened everyth
the liith ice formed a quarter of
•h thick, ana winter clothing,
nid been laid away for a few]
was again brought forth and]
I round shivering humanity. 1
time the people had gheu
les of again seeing the flowers
hearing the birds sing, and
prepare for 8 hard winter.
r kept np the reputation of its ]
ors, as there was scarcely a
the thermometer registered
an SO decrees
;ior was alsi extremely cold
ung was good the first week
mill, but. strange to relate,
r was the mildest and most
de mouth of the entire year
Hon which led many people
■ that the seasons had chang
se this cold spell sant bread
stuffs to an unheard of price, and it
was impossible to obtain for table use
many of the common vegetables, as
they were required for ._.... J
Flour sold in lslT, in the cities, for]
#13 per barrel, and the average price
of wheat in England wi>s 97 shillings
Ehase's Great Ambition.
i of "The Dashing Kate
Her Great Ambition," Is
liam Perrine in the Ladies'
rial. Born in IS4O, she ear
exhibit a masterful spirit,
itics, and to dream of the
in store for her when her
ion P. Chase, was proposed
te for the Presidency in
am in 1800. When he was
Cabinet position he had
1 three times, and it was
jat he was about to make
y his fourth wife. But the
c had made up her mind
should step in between her
ler, and one day when the
he was made so keenly to
was an intruder that the
lance was blighted, and
aed a widower.
Kate's brilliant marriage
/illiatn Sprague, of Rhode j
till cherished the ambition
her installed in the White
vas most gracious to those
kely to be influential in
helping her to advance his interests.
When he was appointed Chief Justice
she saw in it only a scheme to head
off his Presidential aspirations forever,
and said, half jocosely, half reproach
ingly, to Senator Sumner, who had
voted for the appointment: "'And you,
too, Mr. Charles Sumner, in this busi
ness of shelving papa! But never
mind, I will defeat you all t" '
In 1868 she nearly succeeded in get
ting the Democratic National conven
tion to carry out her wishes. It was
in session in Tammany Hall, Naw York '
city, and she kept in communication
with it by messengers, waiting anx- j
iously for the moment when it was be
lieved her father would carry all by
storm. On the fourth day the moment
seemed to have arrived, and her heart i
leaped with joy. But the expected i
stampede did not come, and the impa
tient daughter was almost moved to
go herself to Tammany Hall. Indeed,
there were afterward some politicians
who observed that it she could have
gone among the delegates on the floor,
she might have been able at the crucial
point to have swung the convention to
the Chief Justice. Instead, Horatio I
Seymour was nominated; and Kate
Sprague that night was the most un
happy woman in the laud. j
Keep Your Bowels Strong.
Constipation or diarrhoea when
your bowels are out of order. Cas
carets Candy Cathartic will make
them act naturally. Genuine tablets
stamped C. C. C. Never sold in
bulk. All druggists, ioc.
Will Constitution be Submitted to Vote?
Should the Constitutional Conven
tion so determine, it can adopt a new
Constitution, take a recess, submit it
to the voters, and if it fails of ratliica
tiou before the people, the convention
can re assemble, amend the Constitu
tion it has adopted and promulgate It
as the Constitution, and no law iv the
laud will decide otherwise. ]
That is the opinion of several of the
leading men in the hotly, who quote
the decision in Kentucky, which State I
adopted a new Constitution, submit
ted it to the voters, it was approved,;
and the convention reassembled and
then amended the Constitution which
the voters had approved. A railroad j
company appealed the case and took
the matter before the Supreme Court, J
which unauimously held that the con
vention was the people and could do
whatever it liked and either submit it
to the voters or promulgate the instru-1
nieut as the Constitution of the State.
It is not unlikely that the conven-!
tion will keep the pledge made by the
Democratic convention at Norfolk and
submit the question to the voters
though some of the members thiuk it
would be better to adopt the Constitu
tion and then proclaim it as the organic
law of the State, thus removing it en
tirely from politics.—lliclnnond News.
Bears the Ttl9 Kind You Have Always Bought
Virginia Summer Normal Schools,
season 1901. Account of above OCM
sion the Southern Railway will Bel
tickets to points at which meetings will
be held at greatly reduced rates. For
detail information call on Southern
Railway Agents. may 24 4t
•'Kitty, did you have a good time at
the matinee ?"
"Oh, lovely; It was a beautiful play
—I cried right straight through the
whole thing."—Detroit Free Press.
STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1901.
Titus Describes His Remarkable Exploit
on Walls ofPekin.
Calvin Titus says that the most mag
niticent exhibition of nerve he saw dur
ing the Chinese troubles was by some
American infantrymen. One afternoon
on the march to Pekin pome of the
thirsty soldiers saw a well off to one
side of the line. They straggled along
toward it, but as each nan approached
he was shot down by a concealed Chi- j
nese sharpshooters, until five were
either dead or badly wounded. Still)
the men pressed on toward the well in
apparent indifference to the bullets of
tn? sharpshooter, and with increased
determination to get water for them
selves and comrades. Finally the
sharpshooter was discovered and killed
To the Newton Republican Mr.
Titus has told in a modest manner how
it happened that he was first to scale
th t Pekin wall. We quote from the
Republican's article as follows:
•'The officers, in a little group by
themselves, were discussing the possi
bility of scaling the wall. Titus, act
ing as orderly for one them, was stand
ing near, and he asked for permission
to make the attempt. Colonel Dag
gett eyed him closely and asked if he
thought he could do it. Titus replied
that he would like to try. The Colo
nel told him he might make the attempt
Ihe wished, Throwing aside his rifle,
tux advanced to the wall. Dirt had
en thrown up from a road close to
c wall and had been piled against it.
lis shortened the distance to the top
the wall to 25 feet. The wall was
ide of large bricks, and the as ;eut
s made by digging the hands and
t into the crevices where the mortar
1 fallen out. The deed was fraught
th extreme peril, there being con
stant danger of a misstep, a loose brick
and a fall to the ground below, Chi
nese soldiers might open fire on him
from above at any minute, and it seem
ed very probable that he would reach
the top only to be made a prisoner by
the Chinese there. His comrades below
watched him with breathless interest,
'ittle thinking that a deed was being
performed which would be heralded
throughout the length and breadth of
the country. The top was reached and
the young hero found himself on the
enemy's fortifications—the first for
eigner on the walls of Pekin since the
trouble began. A reconnoissance re
led to him that the Chinese were
her down the wall and were busy
ring down a leaden hall on troops to
right. Titus, who was not seen by
enemy, called to the men below
; ail was right and the adjutant
cmubed up the wall. A string was let
down and a rilie hauled up with it, to
be used for defensive purposes, if nee-1
essary. others followed the example
set, and soon a goodly number had gain-
I Pointed Paragraphs,
work of the police judge is line
i poor genalogical tree that bears
od memory is one that enables
to forget unpleasant things,
cc is the safest course for a man
it when he can't trust himself.
A good many actresses seem to favor I
lingagements and short marriages,
ay a man who is open to convic
janages to escape it by hanging
:he age of sweet sixteen a woman's
i are several lengths ahead of a
your own thinking if you don't
find the thoughts of other people satis
If, in proportion to his size, a man
had muscles like a Ilea, he could kick
a book agent seven miles. |
Every time a man does a charitable
act some vinegar visaged misanthrope
is ready to swear he has an ax to grind.
The proprietor of a small country
store displays a card in his window
bearing the following inscription:
'Hams and cigars, smoked and an-
Educate Yonr Bowels With Cascnreta.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c. 86c. It C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Ec Housewife to Try. ;
ig food fresh for late coni
ng the dish in a pan of
1 keeping the food closely
ig a large clam shell for
se-pans or pots in which
nilk has been boiled. I
g tea, coffee and spices in I
ed jar if the llavor is to!
S a little salt in the water
;tiug is washed,
ng tlie burnt tips of the
nth a piece of tissue paper
ig to keep them in good
tid polish off the chimneys!
Try keeping barrel raised
a few inches from the iloor to prevent
Try making a good polisher and
er two parts of crude oil to one part of
National Convention, Epworth
League, San Francisco, Ual., July 18
and 21, 1901. Account of above the
Southern Railway will sell tickets to
San Francisco, Cal., at greatly reduced
rates; tickets to be sold July sth to 12tb,
inclusive; final limit August 31st, 1901.
Call on Southern Railway Agents for
detailed information. may 24-4t
AMERICAN HEROISM IN CHINA.
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Conscience as a New Religion
rolus Vulpes, of Sampson, your
Sy, has' a column long article on
science" in the Cincinnati Week
qnirerof June UOtti. He takes the
id that conscience is not a true
, but that brain and Bible are.
urse, he denies that conscience is
ling like the will of Cod to man,
as Count Tolstoi has just said it
ill the leading Sunday papers of
*toi also says: "Let each one fulfil
ut confused and adulterated argu
that which each day his Consci
ommandshim, and he will rec
) the truth of the Gospel: 'If
c wish to do Cod's will, he will i
recognize whether my doctrine comes
from Cod, or whether I speak of my
own accord.' This is the point. Con
science calls for no argument—it
speaks, it gives peace upon obedience,
and the religious duty is done."
Cardinal Gibbons has delivered a
whole sermon on Conscience. In part,
hesajs: "What is the greatest need
of our times J Is it churches? They
are necessary for the dissemination of
Christian truth. Is it schools ? They
are most important., indeed; for they
mean an ability to earn a living to the
individual. Is it hospitals or asylums !
They are necessary and most useful in
the alleviation of the sick. But none
of these is the most important neces
sity of the age. What the times need
is sturdy manhood, which will be per
sistent in the carrying out of the die
tales of Conscience in social, political,
and religious life. The times need men
who will follow their Conscience rather
than expediency, principles rather
than popularity. * * The man who
follows his Conscience has but one
master—Cod, and he will enjoy the lib
erty and glory of the kingdom of Cod."
The Congregationalist editor of the
New York Independent, William Hayes
Ward, says of the above: '-It is an ad
mirable statement of what I believe.
Thousands of leading thinkers, writers
aud Christians are seeing that Consci
ence must be the new religion of th
day. Even Ingersoll said the age need
ed "more Conscience."
Frajtcis B. Livesey.
Found $30,000 in bold
A special from Statesboro, Ga., to
the Morning News says:
"W. W. Brannen, of this place. Is
$30,000 better off to-day than he was
two days ago. He is a farmer. Some
I months ago he was in Savannah, and
1 out of curiosity visited a clairvoyant
land hall his fortune told. The fort
une-teller informed him with much
impressiveness that he would shortly
discover gold on his farm. He laughed
at the idea.
"Later he dreamed about the gold
for several nights, and after a time
consented to allow a hypnotist to put
one of his small children, a girl of
tender years, under his spell. The
child described a pot of gold at the end
of an old mill dam. Mr. lirannen
■began to dig and at the end of
weeks had an excavation big en
for the foundation of a modern
Yesterday morning he struck
an old iron pot. On uncovering it he
found it contained about $30,000 in
gold coins of dates anterior to the
civil war. There is no indication of
the person who buried it."
Easier Said Than Done.
"I wish I had that man where I
could get at him," said the young wo
"What man V" asked the elderly wo
"The one that advertised how to get
rid of rough, red hands—for a dollar."
"You sent the dollar ?"
"Yes, and what do you think the
hateful thing BeutV"
"1 haye no idea.''
"He said the eask-st way was to pay
off the rough red hands and hire polite
white ones. "—lndianapolis Press.
Bean the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Abe Chinwhiskers (at the l'an-Amer
ican)—Say ! is this here Plaiaance bet
ter in the Midway at the Chicagy
Fakir—ls il ? .Say ! they only had an
ordinary fat woman and living skele
ton and such like at tbp fair, while
we've got a wild fat woman from
IJorneo, a three legged living skeleton,
and a two-headed bearded tody I —
This Day of Prophets.
"That long haired man who has been
addressing the crowds on the streets
says he is the reincarnation of the
prophet Balaam," announced the star
"Probably he is only the reincarna
tion of the assistant, that, talked to
Balaam,'' suggested the frivolous
young man at the end of the table. —
Then the baby Is most like
ly nervous, and fretful, and
doesn't gain in weight.
is the best food and medicine
for teething babies. They
gain from the start.
Send for a free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists,
.',1)9415 I'carl Street, New York.
501. and Ji.oo; all druggists.
Women are vastly more patient than
men. It is scarcely believable that a
woman, suffering past all telling, can I
attend to business, and bend and stoop |
with n back whose ache is agony. And
beyond all this she smiles as she bends
ami stoops about her customer. A man
might swallow down an oath or keep
back a groan, but his face would be like
a thundercloud, and his voice scarcely
disguise his irritation.
For women who suffer from backache,
hearing-down pains, or other pains due to
womauly diseases, there is no other med
icine equal to Dr. Pierces Favorite Pre
scription. It regulates the womanly
functions, dries weakening drains, heals
inflammation and ulceration and cures
There is no alcohol in '< Favorite Pre
scription" and it is entirely free from
opium, cocaine and all other narcotics.
A vegetable preparation, it cannot dis
agree with the weakest condition.
I wish your medicine writes Mrs. Fulton
(hank you for the good
cines have done me."
Mac Brown, of Canton
Ilia. "I was troubled
female weakness and
ed with several different
tors. They did not
help me; indeed. I got
411 the time. I had ul
ation and displacement
the I sul
as ever. It has Seen "most two years and I
hay* had no return of the trouble My friend*
tell me I don't look as though I ever was sick.»
• Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets cure con
stipation and its causes.
___/WIN I and SMO KB
You can be cured of any form of tobacco using
easily be made well, strong-, magnetic full of
new life and vigor by taking NO-TO-BAC.
tnat makes weak men strong. Many gain
ten pounds in ten days. Over 500.000
cured. All druggists. Cure guaranteed. Book-
It* «M KWa PREE. Address STERLING
JU2MEDY CO., Chicago or New York? 437
JON'T throw yodr money away,
___B__,^^______i_r^^&^HL > v
You have been paying big dental bills
long enough. We challenge any dentist
in the State to surpass our work; and
guarantee satisfaction or money refunded.
Only the most experienced dentists em
ployed. Call and be convinced.
Baltimore Dental Association,
OUK PRICES :
The very best bet of Teeth (guaran
teed for 10 years) ... $850
Second Grade Set of Teeth,' , .6 00
Gold Fillings 1 up
Amalgam Filling, ... 50
Porcelan Crown, ... 3 00
Gold Crown (22k) .... 5 00
Bridge work.per tooth, . . 500
All work guaranteed or your money
back. Expert operators In charge.
J. J. fIURPHY,
PURE AND UNADULTERATED LIQUORS!
Handle all the Differentßrandsof AuaustaCour -
ty Whiskies from Three to Eight Years Old.
ONLY HANDLER OP D. BEARD WHISKY IN THE CITY OR OOUN9 V
Have also on hand different brands of fine Old Wilson and Monti
cello, Pennsylvania Gray, Melvale, and other fine brands. Special a
tention given to all orders.
Having on hand a large quantity of Whiskies and Wines, we *ll!
offer to the trade special inducements. We handle Port and Sherry
for family use which we will sell at $ 1.00 per gallon.
Also Bottled Beer, Scotch Ale and London Porter.
Our $2 a gallon Whiskey you will find pure and good
No. 3 South New Street, Staunton, Va-
That goods are often different from what they're advertised,
Many a victim, when too late, has sadly realized;
Yet to deception of this sort man is clearly liable
Unless the store he buys of is like this store —Reliable.
To anything except the truth our name we have never signed.
We sell good clothing only, for we handle no other kind;
And since we cut our prices down our customers declare
That clothing at such low prices cannot be bought elsewheif
which make the wearer look like "Before"
in a medicine advertisement.
of that sort are conspicuous here by their
We Only Handle the Best and Most Reliable
We Not Only Sell Full Suits, but Odd Pants and a Full
Line of Furnishing Goods and Hats.
JOS. L. BARTH & CO.,
No. 9 South Augusta St.,
correct Schedules of 'b#!
three great railroads of the
State regularly published
In this pnper—the C. & 0.,
the N. & W. and the
OIL TO BURN.
Coal<ill,(iaanllue. Kerosene and the unia
lirated DUSTLESS OIL,
Ollrtellvered promptly In and near SltutJ
ton.aud eaeli custouierfurnlHliedfreti ■
with a live Ballon r'araL'ou oil can, the
and moal couveulent oil can made. Si va
all waste from evaporation and leakage.
STAUNTON SAFETY Oil CO
HUGH C. BRAXTON, Pre
125 South. AuKustaatr- . t
PHONES: | Bell, 3D. nov KMyr
RRYAN vvan,s j° u i '■•»»
Ul I I and see his stock of
Lumber, Flooring, Siding
The nicest and best In the city. Also
POSTS, SHINGLES. LATHS, SASH,
DOORS and BLINDS. And all kinds ot
STEP, FRUIT PICKERS and EXT
TlON—light, easy to handle, and aw.'ul !
convenient when your roof or oliim is
on fire. You need one ! Don't wait! ; i
South Lewis St., Staunton, Va.
MUTUAL PHONE 59.
WM. S. BRYAN, Mg'i
Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages
Spring Wagons, and all
With or without RUBBER TIRES.
Vehicles made to order, and all reps.,
work done promptly and and at sin»U
Tbe Celebrated Easy Mm, Noiseless.
Hard Mber Tires
can be quickly placed on any v»heels, la
everything our factory hasthelateststyl*s
and is striotly up-to-date.
J. M. Hardy's Son,
At the Old Stand. Main & Market St:
which lose their shape.
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