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isiting his parents here.
Mrs. L. W. Foster and her two chil
dren are visiting in Nelson county.
Mrs. .lames Cross, an old resident of j
West Augusta, is seriously ill.
Mis. A. A. Eskridge has gone to
P.-ru, Indiana, to visit relatives.
Mbs Ellen Danner is spending some
ime at Ocean View.
Mr. J. J. Flavin's mother is quite
sick at her home in Mt. Sidney.
Miss MatticLang is visiting relatives
n Indianapolis, lud.
Mis. Clara Ilamrick and her two lit
tle children arrived home last week
from a visit torelatives in lowa.
Mrs. P. B. Hoge, of Baltimore, after
a visit to her daughter, Mrs. T. J.
II irnian, has returned home.
Mr. W. H. Watts, of Dooms, has
been spending some time with his son, I
Mrs. Edward Echols lias returned
from an extended visit to her parents
in Louisville, Ky.
Mr. N. T. Cooke and Miss Maude
Cooke, of Richmond, are visiting rela-1
lives in this city.
Hon. .1. M. Quarles and Hon. A. C.
Braxton spent Sunday at their home
Miss Jessie Skeeu, of Covington, is
the guest of Miss Katie Iloge on Kal
orama street.
Mrs. K. A. Dewiest and children, of
Buena Vista, are visiting her mother
Miss Lucy G. Kinney, who for the
p ist session was principal of the St.
Margaret's School, of Boise City, Ida- j
ho, is at home for the summer.
Cadet Chas. S, Roller, Jr., of Ft. De
liance, son of I'rnf. Chas. S. Holler,
graduated at the V M. I. last week,
standing iit'tb. in a class of thirty one.
You can now call up Kichmond and .
get latest markets from your own tel
ephone. Call nearest, Mutual Exchange
for connections. Try it. •"> :>1 tf j
Mrs. J. W. Arbuckle and children,
who have been visiting Prof. C. E.
Young's faiuily.left for their West Vir
ginia home last week.
Miss Edmonia Livick left last week
for Buffalo, N. V., where she will spend
the summer with her sister, Mrs. E. F. I
Mr. C. Harry Haines, of New York,
arrived in the city Saturday, having
been called here by the critical illness '
of his father, Mr. C. E, Haines.
Prof. H. St. Ceo. Tucker and ltev.
Dr. Thorton Whaling, of Lexington,
sailed Saturday for a six weeks' tonrl
of Europe.
The Circuit Court has decided thel
appeal case of the local option election
at Basic City, declaring that no elec
tion had taken place.
On Saturday Ben Johnson, colored,
was tried in the county court for house
breaking, and given six months in jail
and fined $o. The court adjourned for
the term.
Rev. C. ."a. Lingamfelter and his fami
ly arrived here last week from Elkins,
W. Va.,and will make their home here.
Mr. Liiigainfelter is the newly appoint
ed evangelist of Lexington Presbytery.
Mr. W. S. Cochran and wife, of Clif
ton Forge, were in the county last
week, having been called here by the
death of Mrs. Cochran's brother, Mr.
Jos. 11. Cieuimcr.
Profs. W. A. Bowles, Cx. D. Euritt
and Mrs. H. B. Wilson, of the Virginia
School for the Deaf and the iilind, are
attending the convention of deaf-mutes
Miss Katie Eyler. who had been
spending some time with her sister,
Mrs. John 11. Wehn, left this week for
her home at Waynesboro, l'eiin. She
was accompanied home by Mrs. Wehn
and her daughter Miss Bessie.
Mr. S. 11. Arnall, of Waynesboro,
representing the A. F. Mosby Nurseries
Richmond, 4ias already sold for fall
delivery over $1,000.00 worth of fruit
trees in Hub country. Thus early in
the season such large orders show eith
er very line stock or an unusually good
salesman, or both.
Mr. Turner K. Ilackiuan, who for
several years has been practicing law
here, left lust week for his old home in
Botetourt county to join his family.
lie left there Monday for Oklahoma,
where he will make his home in the fu-
The annual convention of the Au
gusta County Sunday School Associa
tkm will be held in the Methodist
church ii flreeovilie on Thursday and
Friday, August r, ..„,( m. An attrac
tive program will be prepared and
son:e iiii.ed Sunday school workers will
be pre en!.
A young man, named Kineaid was
felling a tree ;.! his home in Highland
eonn'y las' week. The tree which was
tanning, split in two throwing it. in a
way unlooktMl for. He was caught
under it, and his right leg was com
pletely severed from the body and his
left leg broken in two place. He was
in a precarious condition at last ac
Mr. John Burns, an old resident of
Bilrketown, who has been sojourning
in St. Louis for some years with his
niece, Mrs. Quidor, was a caller at, this
o'fi-e this week. He. is a staunch Dem
ocrat and keeps fully posted on politics
although 81 years of age. He is enjoy
ing excellent health,save that he lias
been troubled with a cancerous growth
on bis face, which though painless
here Monday evening last, after an i
Bof ten days
Florence and Bessie Craw-
Ferrol, returned home Wed
nesday evening last from Baltimore,
where they were students the past
session. I
Mr. ('. S. Baker, of this city, accom- J
panied by his brother from Winches
ter, are spending a few days fishing
Turned Down—OlherOfflcers Elected.
At 12 o'clock Monday a meeting of
the city council was held for the an
nual election of officers. There were
eleven members present, Mr. Taylor
being the only absentee. The follow
ing officers were re elected: Supt. of
Electric Light, J. S. Gabbert; Supt. of
Water Works, Morgan Byrne; City
Attorney, A C. Cordon; City Physic
ian, Dr. C. T. Lewis; Police Justice,
Jos. A. Glasgow; Overseer of Poor, J.
R. Gregory; Matron of Alms House,
Mrs. D. P. Brown; Collectorof Taxes,
J. McD. McCue; Supt. of Streets, Geo.
A. Hutcheson; Manager of Opera
House, Shultz & Barkman; Janitor of
Opera House, J. W. Vawter; Supt. of
Park, Peyton Hutcheson; Board of
Health, Drs. B. M. Atkinson, 11. H.
Heukel and C. T. Lewis.
When the election of police was call
ed Mr. R. E. R. Nelson and Capt. Thos.
§ Hanson were accorded the privilege
the floor and addressed the council
regard to the chief of police. Mr.
Nelson presented a petition signed by
over 400 citizens asking that Capt. J.
11. Waters be retained as chief, (.'apt.
Ranson followed with some remarks
relating to the fidelity with which
Capt. Waters had always discharged
his duties, and saying that if the coun
cil was going to make a change the
people out to know on what ground it
was made.
Mr. Hughes, who was spokesman for
the committee on police, said that he
did not know of a single member that
would make a charge against Capt. I
Waters, but he thought the council
was in a better position to know the
needs of police protection than the
ordinary citizen.
Mr. Tarns moved that the matter be
Irred until Tin slay night, but it
k-oted down by a vote of 6 to 5,
he election gone into, which re
d as follows : Wm. M. Simpson,
f; A. B. Ciine, John C. Fretwell,
L. Newman and R. A. Hamilton.
c regular monthly meeting of the
council was held Tuesday night.
Many petitions were presented to
the body, among them were those of
Mrs. F. L Partlow for water main on
extension of Madison and ou Federal
occupied by him for bis business house,
granted. 11. Middlekauif for privi
lege of using water motor, referred.
Kennedy & Crawford to erect a frame ;
wareroom on Greenville avenue, re- ■
ferred. Highland Park Golf Club for j
rebate for rentof opera bouse, referred.
There was considerable discussion ■
in regard to the, electiou of Chief of
Police. Mr. Hughes stated that he'
had supported Capt. Waters for the'
position in the caucus, but with the !
rest of the minority was Yiound to sup- j
port its action. He, in the absence of j
the chairmain of the police committee '
put in nomination the names selected I
by the caucus.
Mr. Kilgalen stated that he had been j
opposed to a caucus, but having gone j
into it felt bound to abide by the result. I
Mr. Stewart said he was ready to'
prefer charges against Capt, Waters
if his friends wanted It done.
Mr. Hammond said he had been crit
icised more than any other member,!
having been charged with working I
among the members for Capt. Waters i
defeat. This he denied emphatically, I
and called on the other members to
state whether or not he had done so.
. »i .
Lexington Presbytery at Work Again.
At a meeting of Lexington Presby
tery on Friday, Dr. W. N. Scott wa
received from Brazos Presbytery, Tex
as, and after the usual examination
enrolled. Dr. Geo. W. Finley and Dr.
E. P. Palmer who had been associated
with him before, the first in Virgini
at the commencement of Dr. Scott's
ministry, and the other some years
later in Texas, took occasion to very
cordially welcome him to this I'resby
tery, where they would be together
again, and as Dr. Palmer hoped, "for
the rest of their lives." The following
arrangements were then made for Dr.
Scott's installation, to take place th
third Sunday in July at 8 p. m. Dr.
A. M. Eraser to preside, preach the
the sermon and propound the consti
tutional questions; Rev. J N. Vande
venter to charge the people, and Dr.
G. W. Finley to charge the pastor.
Dr. E. P. Palmer was designated as
alternate for either of them, and the
commission was completed by adding
two elders, Messrs. J. N. McFarland
and T. C. Morton.
Mr. K. (i. Reveley was examined on
the full course of his Seminary educa
tion, calls from Shemariali and Walk
er's Creek churches placed in his hands
and accepted by him. After the com
pletion of his examination by preach
ing a sermon before Presbytery, he
will be ordained and installed.
Rev. R. C. Gihnore offered his resig
nation as pastor of the 3rd church and
the congregation having concurred a
was represented by Elder Bolen, who
was present, his resignation was read
Senator Kyle Dead.
Senator James H. Kyle died Tues
day afternoon. lie was stricken at
his home at Aberdeen, South Dakota,
about ten days ago. His trouble was
of malarial origin, and resulted in a
functional affection of the heart.
For the Senate.
To my fellow citizens : I hereby an
nounce myself a candidate for re-uoui
ination and re-election to the Senate!
and respectfully request your support. I
.Yours trvly,
jun2B 4t John N. Opik.
lie Flood Beyond Bluefield As Told by
An Eye Witness.
The following well written letter
gives the most accurate and conserva
tive account of the disastrous flood in
the coal mining district of Southwest
Virginia and West Virginia, that we
have seen. The letter was delayed by
the washedout railroads:
Bramwell, W. Va., June 25.—N0
doubt sou have read through the col
umns of the newspapers of the serious
Hoods which visited us last Saturday
and wrought such great damage to
property throughout this section. All
acrounts I have seen in the eastern
papers are greatly exaggerated, and
for this reason it occurred to me that
yon would like to have a correct sum
mary of the situation from one who
has visited the Hooded district.
To appreciate the Hood it would be
necessary for me to give you an accu
rate idea of the topography of this
particular region. Owing to the lack
of time I will not be able to give a
very lengthy description, more than to
say that west of here the little Elkhorn
river flows between two parallel
ranges of mountains, the base of one
line being separated from the base of
the other by scarcely 300 feet. On the
sides are the coke ovens and collieries
stretching along for tenor fifteen miles,
the houses of the miners in many cases
being situated in the bottom lands.
It began raining last Saturday
morning, the 22d, about 12 o'clock and
it came down in torrents. Previous
rains had already brought the moun
tain streams above their normal height
and by 8 o'clock the water had assum
ed dangerous proportions, but still lit
tle more than passing attention was
paid the rapidly rising waters. But
about 9 o'clock the storm came in the
nature of a cloud burst and in a very
few minutes the river leaped from
inches to feet and then tore down the
valley like a tidal wave, sweepiug
everything before it. Before a great
many of the unhappy miners and their
families could escape from their
shacks, the maddened waters spread
over the bottoms, lifting houses from
their foundations only to dash them I
to pieces against the numerous iron
iidges crossing the stream. Soo»
--e tracks of the railroad company j
re undermined and 90 pound steel
Is were bent and twisted like wire,
en the bridges of iron and masonry
ye way before the great pressue of
water and debris. In many instances
cars loaded with coal and coke were
Ihed from the tracks upon which
r stood and some of them buried in I
mud. Many coal tipples and coke
ties were greatly damaged and
3 200 to 300 houses destroyed. It
at first reported that the loss of
would reach several hundred, but
ink the number will not exceed 30
D. This is confined to the miners)
their families. The devasted dis
.is flooded with reporters from
' Y r ork and Philadelphia, who
fly exaggerate the situation and
c matters appear very much worse
i they really are. One paper re
ed 1,000 lives lost and made many
r incorrect and misleading state
ts. Norfolk & Western By. officials
uate their loss at $1,000,000, and
not too much, and the coal opera
suffered to the extent of at least
,000. None escaped and all are
aged from $2,000 to #.",0,000.
I communication by rail and wire
he west ends a few miles from
The situation is being met in a
ness like way and the railroad
c hope to have trains moving by I
irst of the coming week. They I
have 4,000 men at work on the
iged portion of the road and they
sing everything within reach to
he tracks in condition in order to
dish communication along the line,
c river got pretty high and dan
is here at Bramwell, but our loss
is comparatively small, and no lives
were lost. The two railroad bridges
were carried away, but the corpo
ration bridges stood the strain and are
left us. I understand the New York
Journal has two car loads of provis-l
ions on the way to the stricken dis
tiict, but the operators of the field are
amply able and willing to care for all
suffering. Had the Hood not occurred
in the day time the death list would
undoubtedly have been appalling as I
families would certainly have been
caught and drowned in their houses
during the night like rats in a trap, j
11. X. M.. Jr.
Ibcrtson Announces nis Candidacy
for the Senate,
i Democrats of the county of An
sta and the city of Staunton:
rge number of my friends, both j
city and county, having express
ed a desire that I should become a can
didate for the State Senate at the elec-
Ko be held this fall, I have given
atter mature consideration and
hereby announce myself a can
i, and respectfully ask for your
Fellow citizens, I have now passed
middle age and I had never expected
la. candidate for any office, but, I
I will not be charged with vanity
I say that there seems to be a
on the part of a large number of
; that I should stand for the of-
If It shall be your pleasure to confer
this honor upon me, I shall dedicate
my best efforts to the public service,
and the only reward I shall ask or de
sire, will be your approval. c
The Mary Baldwin Seminary.
The next session of this excellent
seminary begins September sth. During
the past session there were 225 students
present from 27 States, and in every
respect it was one of the most success
ful in its history. Everyn moder ap
pliauce for the comfort and conven
ience of the students have been added.
For catalogue and full information
address Miss E. C. Weimar, Principal,
or Mr. W. W. King, Business Mana
Didn't Marry For Money.
The Boston man, who lately married a
sickly rich vouns woman,is happy now.for
he got Dr. King's New Life Pills, which re
stored her to perfect health. Infallible
lor Jaundice, biliousness, malaria, fever
and ague, all liver and stomach trouble.
Oentle but effective. Only 250 at B. F.
Hughes, drug store.
Dr Darwiu Bashaw, after a lingering
illness, died at his home near Craigs
ville, aged about 72 years. Dr. Bashaw
was a practitioner in the Craigsville
neighborhood for many years and was
probably as well known as any man in
that section of the county. He is sur
vived by six children, three sons and
three daughters, all of whom were with
him iv his last moments. The sons
are Darwin, Jr., of Clifton Forge, W.
L and Frank Bashaw, the daughters
are Misses Ella, Meta and Angie. The
fuueral took place on Tuesday after
noon from his late residence, the ser
vices being conducted by Rev. J. E.
Ballou. Interment in the family grave
W. H. ItOSKJf.
Mr. Wm. H. Rosen,an aged citizen of
the county, died suddenly on Monday
at the home of his son-inlaw, Mr. O.
F. Wallace, in Craigsville. Deceased
was well known and highly esteemed.
He is survived by the following chil
dren—Mrs. Thos. O'Donncll, Miss Eva
and R. (J. Rosen, of this city; Mrs. O.
F. Wallace, of Craigsville; Mrs. A. B.
Cochran, of Middlebrook, and Mrs.
Hunter, of near Richmond. The fu
neral took place Tuesday at Craigs
Mrs. Mollie E. Payne died on Mon
day afternoon at the home of her fath
er, Mr. Geo. W. Hewitt, on South New
street, after a Jong illness which she I
bore patiently. She is survived by three
small children. The funeral took place
Tuesday afternoon from her father's
home, and the interment was in Thorn
rose cemetery.
Mr. George W. Hamilton died at 11
o'clock Tuesday morning on his farm
four miles east of this city on Chris
tian's Creek, aged 55 years. Mr. Hamil
ton had been in poor health for several
months, but his friends and family did
not apprehend a fatal termination of
his illness. He was a good citizen and
neighbor and a faithful friend. He is
survived by his wife, and by one broth
er, James H. Hamilton, and one sister,
'Mrs. Mary Root.
William J. Moffett, of Brownsburg,
died Monday morning, aged (it) years.
Of late years he farmed, but under
Cleveland's administration was in the
government employ, iv Washington.
During the civil war he served as a
member of the Fourth Virginia In
fantry, Company H, and was noted for
his gallantry. He was descended from
the first families of Rockbridge county,
and is survived by four children.
With Oui Advertisers.
A. E. Harnsberger offers some big
Harvest Bargains. Read his ad. for
prices, and call and see what he can do
for you.
Miller & Bradley have some startling
figures for your consideration today.
Their buyer has just returned from
the eastern markets with an up
to-date line of wash fabrics.
The Jos. Branson property adver
tised for sale by Messrs. Woodward,
Hughes and Woodward, trustees, has
been postponed until next Tuesday,
July 9th, at 4 o'clock p. m.
C. A. Ligbtner, of Lone Fountain,
advertises some fine cows for sale.
Frank Diehl makes special prices on
watch repair work for the next 30
Hot Springs Hotel Burned.
A telegram was received in this city
Wednesday morning announcing the
total destruction by lire of the large
hotel at Hot Springs known as the
'•Homestead." The fire occurred dur
ing the night Tuesday and burned
with great rapidity. Practically
nothing was saved, all the furniture
was lost, together with the clothing
and baggage of the guests. The Home
stead was one of the finest hotels in
the south, and with its nine hundred
rooms was certainly one of the largest.
The building and furnishing weie
heavily insured, but the money loss
will nevertheless be heavy. There is
little doubt but that the hotel will be
rebuilt as the parties controlling it are
a wealthy company.
Seven Years In Bed.
"Will wonders ever cease?" lnqnireUie
friends of Mrs. S. Pease, of Lawrence,
Kan. They kuew she had been unable to
leave her bed in seven years on account of
kidney and liver trouble, nervous prostra
tion and general debility; but, "Three bot
tles ot Electric liitters enabled me to walk
she writes, "and in three months 1 felt like
a new person." Women suffering from
Headache, backache, nervousness, sleep
lessness, melancholy, Fainting and dizzy
spells will find it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Only
50c. at B. f, Hughes' drug store.
City Markets.
Staunton, Va., July 2,1901.
Coirecced ily J. A. I'auver a. Co., and the
White star Mills.
Gouutrl froducf;
If lour—patent 4.i'5f^,.5u
Family 8.75 a 4.0U
Straight 8.55 a 3.75
Wheat— Ti to 78
Sggs a
Butter U
Chickens 7
Lrish Potatoes 50
Oats—shelled. @__
Kye.-- ■••• (10
Wool—unwashed 28
Wool-washed _n
Lard 7„U C
Bacon— country cured, new
Hams Ilal2
Shoulders a _ lo
Sides 9aio
Corn 50
Cornmeal goq _o
Mixed Hay 11X00
Timothy Hay -•— a 18.05
Clover Ha*- a 10.00
Itiltimor Live Stork Market
June 27, 1901.
Beef Cattle—Receipts of cattle for the
week 1,588 head, against 2,454 last week.
Only fair supply for this week. Top grades
were disposed of at about steady prices
and common and medium sold slow at a
decline of about 10 cents from last week's
Fricesof beef cattlethis week rangedas
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, 13.60 to $4.25; midi
um to good, $2.00 to $3 40; bulls, good to
choice, $3 75 to 84.25. Exports SS.EO to
$5 75.
Hogs—Receipts light. Market firm
Quote, Westerns, $6,60 to $6.70; Western
pigs, $6.50 t056.60; from other points, 10
to $6.30; roughs, $4.50 to 85.00,
Sheep—Light supply; 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—Falo supply and firm at
$5.00 to $6 50 for common to choice.
Calves—Fair supply. Market firm at
from $4 to $6.50 fpr common to choice.
Fresh Cows—Liberal supply. Common
tofair*2ooo to $32.50; good to choice
from $37,50 to $55.
iNcws Letter from Moffete's Creek.
sffett's Creek, July I.—Thos. R.
!e has sold his farm near here to
rs. J. Frank Clemmer and Richard
ihead. Consideration about $4,-
Mr. and Mrs. Steele have return
their home near Churchville.
Miss Cora L. Smiley, one of the fac
ulty of Woman's College, Frederick,
Md., is spending a short vacation with
{cuts, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. M.
She will leave next week for
I University.
John A. Foil and daughter,
of Newton, N. C, are visiting
mers sister, Mrs. Thos. M. Stni
ss W. A. Lantz, another sister
with them,
•s. Grier and Argyle Smiley and
Wright, of Washington and
iversity, are at home with their
i for the vacation.
V. Smiley, of the Virginia Mili
stitute, has returned home for
mer's vacation,
d Wright having graduated at
ire's Business College, has re
lome. j
Jallie Jones, of Waynesboro,
s Jauie Cecil, of Brookwood,
are visiting in the Brownsburg vicin
Miss Anna S. Ott, Miss Nannie
Wright, and Walter E. Beard expect
to attend the summer School of Meth
ods in Staunton.
Richard Hogshead has the champion
heavy weight two year old colt, his
weight being 1,340 lbs.
Ijieorgie Bratton and her broth
k, of Bath county, are visiting
in this section,
el McKee, an aged and highly
id citizen, died at his residence
re Wednesday last. The de
ras about 88 years of age, he is
Iby a wife and two sons. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev.
Raymond Jones being sick Sun
day there was no preaching at St.
Paul's German Reformed church.
Wm. Moffett is very ill at his home
near Brownsburg.
The many friends and admirers of
Hon. A. C. Braxton are very much
gratified to see the prominent place
that talented and fearless young patriot
has taken in the debates and delibera
tion of the Constitutional convention.
We regret to see the Gubernatorial
canvass assume such shape as to de
bar Augusta's worthy candidate from
the nomination. There is no purer
patriot in the State of Virginia. Neith
er could there be found a grander,
truer, nobler tribune of the people
that honest Ed. Echols. But since the
people have decreed that the noniina-
B Governor must go to another,
ratified to know that it is to
t fearless young orator and pa
atesman A. J. Montague.
The Convention.
I It has been so warm in Richmond
that the constitutional convention has
had hard work, to get a quorum. The
following resolutions are among those
that have been presented to that body:
General Ayers offered a resolution
that no court or judge or other officer
or board exercising the power of ap
lient shall appoint to office or
in any office or duty,any person
to the judge or judges of the
or other officers or members of
3h board, by allirmity or con
nity within the degree of first
lolution was offered by Mr. Gor
ing the General Assembly abso
wer to make a jury consist of
m 12 men, and allowing a ver
3ught in by two thirds to stand,
legislative committee unaui
decided to recommend to the
convention that the legislature meet
once in each four years instead of cv
! cry two years, as at present; that the
terms of members of the House of
Delegates be four years instead of two,
and that the members of the Senate
serve eight years instead of four. It
was further agreed to recommend that
members of these bodies be ineligible
Ir offices.
Ifx. Vincent —Prohibiting the
liquor within two miles of
58 or school houses unless by
t of three fourths of the white
ts of such church or school-1
r. Turubull, of Brunswick—Re
voters from other States com
/irglnia and desiring to exercise
it of suffrage to furnish a certi
f character when applying for
r. Braxton, of Augusta—Fran-'
cliise propoi ition calling for $100 prop
erty qualification, taxes to be paid six '
months prior to voting, and a poll tax
of $3; an educational qualification, and
eicludiug negroes of less than three
quarters white blood from holding auy
office, except that of colored school
teachers. Voting by ballot is prescrib
ed. Parlies desiring to vote on mat-,
tars affecting local taxation shall own
fIOO property in the town, district or
county affected by such vote.
By Mr. Hooker, of Patrick—Em
powering boards of supervisors to levy
a poll tax of 50 cents on each poll for,
road purposes.
| Ir. 0. U. A. Mm Court.
A chancery suit has been instituted
in Judge Lamb's court in Richmond
by tlieStateCouncilof Virginia. Junior
Order United American Mechanics,
against the National Council, and the
Btate Council, which was instituted
at the Alexander meeting. March 2.
It is alleged that unconstitutional
laws have been enacted. The State
Council wants the validity of the char-:
ter grant 3d by tills State established,'
and the defendants enjoined the use '
of the name and seal, and from attempt
ing to carry out the objects of the or- j
Marriage License.
County Clerk llany Burnett has
issued the following marriage licenses:
To John T. Brown and Sadie Mc-
Crary, to marry at Ladd on July 4th.
To John Kisling and Alice A. Col
ten, to marry at Montevideo, July 3rd.
To Chester A. Cox and Myrtle A.
Greaver, who were married in Staun
ton July 2nd.
To James B. Holloway and Amanda
M. Sitlington, to be married at Clare, '
the date not fixed.
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
rate. Indeed, we pride ourselves
on our care and accuracy. A
mistake would hurt us more
than It would you. We are
ready at any time to carefully
examine the eyes free of charge.
Graduate Optician,
Staunton, Va.
R beautiful wedding took place at 9
ck last Thursday night at the
ey Seminary, Waynesboro, when
Mary Moore Winston became the
bride of Mr. Hugh Mercer Blair, of
Kville, Va. The decorations were
and white and very beautiful. A
el was formed of daisies and ever
s. The bridal party entered to
the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding
march, beautifully rendered by Miss
Johnson, of North Carolina. First
came the ribbon-bearers, little Misses
Tinsley, Antrim, Early and Coyner.
Then followed little Miss Maria Sims
bearing the wedding ring on a silver
tray. The groom entered with his
brother, Mr. S. S. Blair, of Culpeper.
The maid-of-honor, Miss Helen Win
ston, of Louisa, came next, elegantly
attired in a white organdie gown, with
trimmings of white satin and carrying
a bouquet of white carnations and j
maiden-hair ferns.
The bride looked charming in a gown
of white lansdowne, tulle veil, with
orange blossoms. She carried a show
er bouquet of bride's roses. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Daniel
Blair, D. D., the father of the groom,
assisted by Rev. Dr. A. R. Cocke. The
bride is the attractive daughter of the I
late Dr. J. B. Winston, for many years
the head of Valley Seminary. Dr.
Blair has just received the degree of I
Ph. D., from the University of Virgin
ia. Immediately after the ceremony a
dainty collation was served, and Dr.
and Mrs. Blair left for the home of the
groom. After a stay of several weeks
they will return to Waynesboro',
where Dr. Blair will teach in the Val
ley Seminary. The bridal presents
were numerous and in exquisite taste.
t .|,..| -» M.#1.»,1. — - - I
ocnooi ot methods opened.
The Summer School of Methods
for the higher education of teachers,
began its session here Monday night,
with interesting public exercises in the
opera house.
Addresses of welcome were made by
the superintendent of the Staunton
schools, Prof. J. 11. Bader, and Mayor
W. H. Landes. Mr. Bader introduced I
Prof. E. C. Glass, of Lynchburg, who,
in turn, introduced as members of the
faculty twenty-eight instructors
who will teach methods during the
four weeks' course of tile 'school.
Between three and four hundred pub
lic school teachers from all over the
State are registered. Of these, an over-1
whelming majority are women—a
much larger proportion than the wo
men teachers throughout the State
bear to the men teachers, the women
thereby appearing more progressive
and prone to learn new ways.
In addition to the school work, which
will be conducted in the public school
building, a handsome programme of
entertaining lectures has been ar
ranged to take place on different even
ings, two each week in the opera
house. These entertainments are lit
erary treats and can be enjoyed at very
small cost.
Buena Vista Mention.
Buena Vista has been quite dull for
some time. The fourth will 1* cele
brated with a ball game in the morn
ing between a picked nine from the
Kmill and a nine from the Big
I mill, and a game in the after
by the fats and leans,
i furnace is making many needed
s preparatory to going into blast.
Miss Eva Hamilton, of Middlebrook,
and Miss Wilson, of Mississippi, are
the guests of Miss Mary Jordan.
Dr. Rowe, of the Southern Seminary,
was in town last weak. He is now iv
Eastern Virginia in the interest of
the school.
Special attention given to diseases of all
domestic annuals. Country calls answered
day or night. Fhones—Office. 49; resi
dence, 245. may 3 3m
Verbatim Report of the Virginia Constitu
tional Convention can be found only in
ing people of the Commonwealth cannot
afford to miss any part of the delibera
tions. The Dispatch prints the proceedings
without charge to the State, wiird for word
by contraot with the Convention. Send
for the paper today. Subscription Price,
Cash in advance—o months $;>; 3 months
$1.50; 1 month 50c.
| For Fresh Drugs,
And everything in the
Patent Medicine Line,
Toilet Articles,
Oils and
Call on
B. F. HUGHS, Droffiisl,
Airs. Lizzie Ruckman, of Augusta,
is here visiting relatives.
Miss Anna M. Patterson, of Hnuters
ville, is visising her aunt, Mrs. Aman
da Campbell.
Miss Lula and Mr. Marion Arm
strong are visiting their sister, Mrs.
John Mohler, of Angusta.
The Durbin landlady who killed a
man some time ago was tried at Mar
llntoniaet week and acquitted. It was
proven that the man was a bad charac
ter and that she had committed the
deed In self defence. The negro who
assisted in the job was turned loose.
Mrs. Paris Johnston, of Monterey,
is on a visit to the home of her sister,
Mrs. L. E Campbell, near Dnnmore,
Mr. J. Ed. Arbogart, Highland's
plucky little Sheriff, has gone to Char
lottesville to undergo an operation for
a nasal affection. He was accompanied j
by Dr. Charles B. Fox, who is a native j
of Albenrarle, and who will spend some
time with relatives and friends.
Kohn A. Womeldorf Dead.
r Ridge, June 26.—Mr. John)
eldorf died at his homeyester
rnoon of appendicitis. He had
been unwell for ten days, but his physi
cian apprehended no danger until the
day before his death. Mr. Womeldorf
was 32 years of age, and was the fifth
son of the late William T. Womeldorf.
He was making a specialty of fruit
raising and was one of the largest fruit
growers in the county. lie leaves a
widow, who was before her marriage
Miss Bertha Lam. This is the first
break by death iv a family of 12 chil
dren. The funeral services took place
this afternoon from the.Stone church,
conducted by Rev. J. L. Mauze, pastor.
Mr. Womeldorf was a member of the
Old Stone church and an active worker
in the church. His life has been spent
in this county, except one year spent
in California.—Rockbridge News.
Have Heard Nothing of Him.
James Hutcheson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Hutcheson, of this city, who
was with the U. S. army in Philippines
and returned to this country and was
mustered out in San Francisco on May
10, has not been heard from since that
time. As he had written home regu
larly his family are very uneasy about I
him, fearing that he has met the fate
of other soldiers who were mustered
out, as several have been murdered for
their money. Young Hutcheson had
two years pay due him at the time he
was mustered out of the army. His
friends have been making dilligent
search for him, but so far have heard
Saves Two From Death.
"Our little daughter had an almost fa
tal attack of whooping cough and bron
chitis," writes Mrs. W. K. Haviland of
Armonk, N. V., "but, when all other
remedies failed, we saved her life with Dr.
King's New 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
50c and tl.oo bottles guaranteed by U. F
Hughes. Trial bottles free.
Excursion to White Sulphur.
On Thursday, July IS, there will be
an excursion to White Sulphur Springs
rnn under the auspices of the King's
Daughters Hospital of this city. The
fare for the round trip is $1.50. Train
leaves here at 7:20 a. in., returning
leaves White Sulphur at 5 p. m. cen
tral time, which is 0 p. m. eastern time.
Children between G and 12 years half
fare. You can spend a delightful day
and help a worthy cause by going on
this excursion.
A Fast Bicycle Rider
Will often receive painful cuts, sprains
or bruises from accidents. Bucklen's Ar
nica Slave, will kill the pain and heal the
injury. It's the cyclist's friend. Cures
chafing, chapped hands, sore lips, burns,
ulcers and piles. Cure guaranteed. Only
250. Try it. Sold by Hughes, Drug
3_pj,\ \®m»\
: f l\\ |«V|
to take your eye.
"Ralston Health"
and "The Paris."
Best ever shown.
1 and Boy's Furnishing Goods,
Hats and Shoes. 20 E. Main St.
A Rich Harvest
For The Farmer.
Buy your Farm Machinery and Bug
gies from Kknnkdy & Crawford,
who carry the largest and best line of
Machinery and Buggies j
In the Valley. We sell the only side:
delivery Rake and Hay-loader on the
market. Hay stackers and rakes for
same. Genuine 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 Id in the county :
J. 8. Kemps improved 20th Century
Manure Spreader, the best on the mar
ket. Hubkr engines and threshers,
hay balers, &c. A full line of Buggies,
Surrkys, Buck boards, etc., very
low prices. Our 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,
rjri'iioiicCHli ids. Stannton, V
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dive below the watery deep ? How
many of them have the nerve for it ?
Very few.
Almost every woman suffers from
a, weakened condition of the mu
cous membrane that lines her body
and this saps her vitality and energy.
She is filled with nervous terrors
and does not find life worth living.
She is told she has dyspepsia or
"female weakness" when in reality
nothing ails her but catarrh or in
-flammation of the delicate lining of
her organs.
- She needs Pe-ru-na and nothing
else. It is the only medicine nec
essary to restore her strength.
What's the use of dragging through
Pf alive when Pe-ru-na will
ack all hs pleasure? This
c is a tonic for the whole
Doay, and there is no doubt at all
but that you need it, for it Is the
one real cure forjdljroubles.
Two Entertainments each week during
Mi Mm
School of
Miss Ida Benfey, of Boston, Reading
from Great Novels.
Monday and Tuesday, July Btb and 9th.
Other attractions of the course—D. L
Leftwitch in Songs and Negro Uialeot
Prof. Henry L. Southwick, readings
from Richelieu.
Prof. C. W. Kent, of the University of
Virginia, lecture, "Tennyson."
Prof. Apgar, Trenton. N. J., lecture
"Animal Ufa of the Sea."
In addition to the above one ot the fol
lowing renowned lecturers will be includ
ed in the course—Dr. (iunsaulus of Cliiea
go; S. H. Clark, of Chicago (iuj versify in
( „y rano delJergerac; Wendling, or Byron
W. king.
Course Tickets for entire aeries of En
tertainments SUM. Single admission 25c.
Ulhen you need spectacles or eye-glasses
" buy them at H. H. BOLEN'S Jew
elry Store.
Colid gold, gold tilled and silver broach
w es, rings and chains, a nice assort
ment at FRANK DIEHL'S Jewelry Store
Augu»ta St., 1 door S. of Main St.
fall Street Gamin
Ruins Its lulls,
But the cheap prices in jewelry
at 13. C. HARTMAN'S, 102 S. Au
gusta St., Staunton, Va., will help
them recoup their losses. He sells an
excellent assortment of line 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.
* iIH "\Kj B
If Tod Want The Best
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.
Next National Valley Hank,
RRV AM Wants you to rail
Ul I I fill and see Ids stock of
Lumber, Flooring, Siding
and Ceiling.
The nicest and best in the city. Alo
DOORS and BLINDS. And all kinds of
TION—Iight, easy to handle, and awful
convenient when your roof or chimney is
on fire. You need one ! Don't wait! Buy
South Lewis St., Stannton, Va.
Yours respeotfully,
WM. 8. BRYAN, Mg'r.

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