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AND VINDICATOR. Issued every Friday morning by R.S.TURK, Edltorand Proprietor, East Main Street Staunton. Va. A. S. MORTON, Business Manager. TEBMBOFSCBBCRIPTION : In order to avoid delays, on account of p arson* labsence,letters and allcommuni cations for The Spectator should not be a I dressed t oany i nd lvid ual connected with he office,butslmply to The Spectatob. Telephone In office connects with all city and county lines. Entered at the Postofflce at Staunton, Va., as second class mail matter. IFBIDAT, OCT. 11. Democratic State Ticket. For Governor, A. J. MONTAGUE. For lieutenant-Governor, JOS. B. WIIXAKD. For Attorney-General. WILLIAM A. ANDERSON, / Legislative Ticket. For the State Senate, JOHN N. OPIE. For the Bouse or Delegates, JOHN W. CHURCHMAN. SILAS H. WALKER. DREYFUS CASE NO. 2. The Dreyfus case now going on in Washington has disgusted most per sons who are disposed to be fair and impartial. The conspiracy to defame Schley is every day being exposed, not more by Schley than by the clique of conspirators who inspired the investi gation. They put on a witness who they suppose will give damaging tes timony and when in truth he does not damage Schley's cause the prosecutors turn on him and endeavor to discredit him. If the part the Brooklyn played j in the Santiago navtJ battle were el im j mated the battle would be a rather tame affair. Below is what Captain E ulate, of the Vizcaya, said of the tart played by the Brooklyn in the (fat: "The entire squadron was ordered to evote the fire of our guns to the ruiser Brooklyn, because it was be lieved that she was the only iihip in the American squadron that could over take us. When we got out of the harbor my ship was second in line, and I saw immediately that the flagship Maria Teresa was getting a terrible baptism of fire. It was frightful! The Texas and Brooklyn were just riddling her, and in 15 minutes I saw she was on fire. The Brooklyn was a half mile closer to me than any other b hip, and I determined to try to ram her, so that the Colon and Oquendo could get away, and I started for her. She made a good mark, with her big broadside, and as I started 1 thought surely I would get her. But she had evidently seen us, and very quickly she turned about, and, making a short circle, came at our port side, so that I though she would ram us. I moved in toward the shore so that I conld avoid her, and then 1 saw the Oquendo had gone ashore also, her steam pipes evidently having been severed by a shell. The maneuver of tue Brooklyn was beautiful. We opened a rapid fire at her with all our big guns, but she returned it with terrible effect. The Oregon also hit us several times, but the Brooklyn's broadside crashing into our superstructure simply terror ized the men. We worked all our guns at her at one time, and I don't see how she escaped us. She simply drove us in to shore, at one time fighting us at 1,100 yards. The Brookly had prevent ed me from getting away, for I could have beaten the Oregon out, as I had a two-mile lead of her. My orders were to try to sink the Brooklyn, and I tried to carry them out. I did not think that her battery could be so ter rible as it was." And yet Sampson would claim the victory, and in doing so would sacrifice self respect and decency, and lose regard for truth. Maclay's history is fast tel ling the tale for this Sampson, the second one which history will record as pulling a temple down on his own head, only the last one will kill him self instead of his enemies. THE SUNDAY SUN. The staid conservatism of the Bal timore Sun has doubtless been the causa of its neglect heretofore to issue a Sunday edition. It has at last filled th is gap, and from now on is in the midst of the newspaper world. When newspapers of a secular character first began to issue Sunday editions, the orthordox papers were much disturb ed, now no great daily can do other wise. We shall look with pleasure and read with interest the Sun's Sunday edition, because we are sure if there be danger only in what is termed "Yellow Journalism," the reader of the Sun will never have cause to fear. The approaching elections in various quarters are interestiag but not ab sorbing, lowa, Massachusetts. Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia elect gov ernors. All these are Republican strongholds except New Jersey and Virginia, although the Eepublicans expect to carry New Jersey, but not well informed Republican expects to carry Virginia, although just at this! time, there are a few who are willing! to make a statement to that effect, which is only whistling to keep their courage up. The barrel of Mr. Hanna has gone astray if it was ever shipped to this quarter, so with no barrel or an empty barrel Republican enthusiasm ' oozes out, and the voters will not come ! 1 to the polls. The hottest centers this ! year are New York and Philadelphia,, ' where it is assertedTainmany is despoil' ' ing one, and a Republican ring the ■ otber. ' i Lieut. Hodgson, in his testimony t before the Schley court of enquiry last c Monday, called the New York Sun a liar. This portion of his testimony t caused no surprise, and no one at- a tempted to contradict it. i. Mr. Morgan Treat, the Republican who contested Judge Gregory's seat in the constitutional convention, was not seated. The vote stood 58 for Gregory, 6 for Treat. We call special attention to the result of this contest, that it may not escape some of our friends and contemporaries, who have gone somewhat out of their way to champion the cause of Mr. Treat. Assistant Secretary of War Mich aeljohk. Col. Heistad, Mr. Hawks and others, are getting into trouble on ac count of a product of Manila known as hemp. They are not alone in such trouble. This product gave trouble to many of our citizens long before the Philippines were ours. ■ " *w • Seth Low, whom the fusionists have nominated for the mayoralty of New York, has friends who are wagering even money that he will be elected. It is well to recall just here, tiiat the fool and his money soon part company. The Boer war aud our war in the Philippines are much alike. Just when they are over, the heaviest losses to the English and ourselves occur. Germany is going io return the loot to China. Now if China could in j exchange return Germany 's'good name to her. The State has reason to be thankful that the convention declined the Re publican Treat. ■ County organization. of the most important features constitutional convention was the presentation of tbe report of the committee on county organization. This report, which is signed by Chairman Barnes and all the other members of the committee except Messrs. Withers ond Tarry, proposes Sut changes in the present coun nment system. of tnd circuit clerks are consoli , .ounty treasurers are ineligible for re-election after the second term; commissioners of the revenue are in eligible for the next succeeding term and are paid per capita as well as per centage. All the regular elections for \ county and district offices are to be } I the Tuesday after the first) in November, and their terms 9 for four years, with the ex >f clerk of the court, whose s eight years. i. Withers and Tarry submit fnority regort which differs i majority report in that it i the offices of commonwealth . and county treasurer,butper mits counties having over 30,000 inhabi trnts to create the latter office by law. The minority report also makes com missioners of the revenue appointive and provides for not less than three nor more than five supervisors, to be elected by tbe voters of the county at large. The constitutional convention Tues day, after hearing long speeches by Messrs. Turnbull and Quarles for and j against Morgan Treat in his contest ifor the seat held by Judge Roger Gre gory in that body, voted to retain Judge Gregory by a vote of 58 to 6. Indefinite leave of absence was grant ed Senator Daniel, who is sick at his I home in Lynchburg, and notice was given that the democratic conference on the suffrage which was appointed for last night would not beheld. It is not likely anything further will be done with the suffrage report until he is well enough to present, as chairman of the committee, his side of his case. : About Trade-marks. ! When Jenny Lind was receiving her remarkable American ovation, fifty years ago, it was mentioned at a table where she was entertained that an en" terprising fish merchant had already registered a trade-mark for Jenny Lind herrings. A young girl at the table promptly said: "That is a selfish idea." Every trade mark is a selfish idea. Certainly there was never before such a trade mark impetui as now exists. Owners of every kind of movable prop erty, whether animal, vegetable or min eral, are using and registering trade marks. To supply the demand for in formation about patenting trade-marks, C. A. Snow & Co., of Washington, D. C, have published for free distribution a small book of information about trade marks, explaining what may be patented (registered) as p trade-mark, with pictorial illustrations of many trade-marks procured for their clients' and decisions in trade-mark cases. Mistook his Man. Attorney General Montague, A. C Braxton and Walton Moore had been spending Thursday evening*together, and about 10 o'clock went to Rugger's for a few broiled sora. They were standing in the dining room when they noticed a man close ly watching them. He was a typical yeoman, and was probably a good Democratic voter from the Tenth Dis trict. He looked first at Mr. Montague and then at Mr. Braxton, and he gazed quizically for some moments, and then approached. "This is Joe Button, isn't it ?" "No, sir, that is not my name,'' re- I sponded Mr. Montague. "Then this is Joe Button," he said as he turned to Mr. Braxton. "No, sir, my name is Braxton," was "Well, I'll bed—-d," slowly and da-l biously he drawled, and shaking his head he departed with an air of pro found perpexity.—Richmond News. Unveiling ot Monument. The Ohio River Railroad Company, in whoge service John H. Hamilton! lost his life July 4th, 1899, by the ex plosion of oil, has erected over his ijrave at Tinkling Spring, a handsome monument, which will be unveiled with appropriate ceremonies on October 19,1 lext. Among others, Dr. W. S. Cur •ell, of Washington and Lee Univer-I dty, of whicli institution, Mr. Hamil ;on was a graduate, will deliver an ad- Iress. It is a rare occurrence for a railroad o erect monument over individuals, nd it is evidence of remarkable worth j n the recipient of the honor. WASHIN6TON LETTER (From onr Kegulap Correspondent.) AVashington, Oct. 7.—President Roosevelt has started out by establish - ing very cordial relations with the Democrats especially those from the South, who are most prominent in Na tional legislation. The fact that the President rather boasts of being "half- Southern" by birth and that he has heretofore expressed eminently just and friendly sentiments toward the Southern people has given him a warm place in popular esteem in that section. But from these personal observations it is not to be hastily conjectured that he will violently reverse the Republi can policy of regarding the Solid South jas terra ingrata. He may lend some official help to any promising effort to break down democratic supremacy in certain Southern states; for instance the McLaurin movement in Si.uth Carolina, or the anti-negro-franchise" ment democratic faction in Alabama. President Roosevelt is a stalwart Re publican. He is not at all likely to re peat the Greek-gift policy of President Hayes in dealing with Southern situa tiocs. Mugwump democrats will find as little favor with him as mugwump republicans. Hence, the wiser South erners are not predicating too freely upon favors to come from President Roosevelt. They say "he will be as fair as a patriotic republican President dare be" and that is the sum total of their expectation. Unless there is very skilful manage ment of the projects of anti anarchy legislation in the coming Congress an unfortunate wrangle will occur. Men of all parties are substantially agreed that a measure to prevent the impor tation of anarchists and punish the ex ploitation of anarchistic doctrines Ebe passed. But any attempt resages undue restriction- upon cient rights of free speech and a :ess will meet with strenuous op position from leaders of both, parties. Senator Hoar has already sounded a I warning against any such attempt and the democrats in Congress may be counted as a practical unit against such legislation. It is even strongly intimated that President Roosevelt would promptly veto any bill that should go too far in that direction. Two months yet intervene before Congress assembles, but already Presi dent Hoosevelt has begun to shut him self in with his thinking-capon to pre pare his message to the national legis lature. The message which President McKinley would have written had been discounted by his public utter ances since his re election so far as its most salient features were predicable. President Roosevelt's message will be another type of document. Tne whole nation expects it to be redolent of Rocseveltisna and will be on the gui vive for its appearance. After hand ling reciprocity, a merchant marine and the Philippine policy the Presi dent will have unrestricted right of way for new suggestions regarding the labor question, trusts, civil service re form, Southern disfranchisement, the been appointed by the President and are called to meet for organization at Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 10th. The list of eighteen members is headed by ex litary of State, William R. Day, Deludes Senators Hanna and Fair s; President Milburn, of the Pan rican, at whose home Mr. McKin- Sied ; Henry F. Scott, of San Francisco, at whose home in that city Mrs. McKinley lay ill so long earlier Is year; Private Secretary George rtelyou, Gen\ Eli Torrance, Na [ Commander of the G. A. R., and outhern men and democrats, ex tary Francis, of Missouri, and rt J. Lowry, of Atlanta, Ga. The les will take active measures to s the necessary fund to erect a y national monument to the red President. Cabinet changes % the winter and coming year ing freely mooted. It is already led that Secretary of State Hay c the first to retire, and Secreta iVar, Root, will probably go up to the premiership. The death, this week, of Secretary Long's favorite daughter, Miss Helen, will it is believ ed, hasten his request to be relieved of his portofolio, and Ex-Senator Wol- If Colo., is mentioned as his sue- The early settlement of Cuban ns will permit of Gen. Leonard being made Secretary of War to I Root, and that Wood will re- j ceive the appointment is believed in inner circles. Postmaster General Smith, is also slated to retired sooner of later and it is whispered confidently that the President will find some South ern man to succeed him with Honora ble John F. Hanson, of Georgia, as a I likely preference. In Marylana there are complaints of I general apathy among the voters of both parties, but it is promised that ex Senator Gorman will now actively take the field at the head of the Demo cratic column, and he has already pre dicted a sweeping victory for the par ty in November. The Senator is one of those wise men who never predicts unless he knows. The strong opposition that is being made to the re-election of Senator James K. Jones, Chairman of the Na tional Democratic Committee In Arkansas, is giving hiH friends great alarm. Ex-Governor Clark is attack ing the Senator on the stump in joint debates before the people, and the cam paign at present is said to wear a, doubtful aspect for the latter. Some of the strongest Congressman from tbe state are among the force arrayed against the Senator. ( The McLaurin movement to help on anew lily-white republican organiza tion in the South, is not feared by the democratic leaders. They say it will' "die a-bornin : '\ and that the South will remain loyal and steady, in 1904, to a true blue democratic ticket. ♦ m • —— The cases of former secretary of Stase Caleb I'owers and James Ho ward, who were convicted of the mur der of Gov. Goebel, of Kentucky, aud secured new trials, have been set for this week. .—-» —• i Hair Are » our Kidneys I Dr. Hobbs' gparagus Pills cure all kidney ilia, Sam-1 pie free. Add, sterling Bemedy Co., Chicago or H. V.' WHAT OUR EXCHANGES TELL. Interesting Personal Mention Colled frow the Press of Neighboring Towns. Cilfton Forga Review. Mrs. E. J. Gunterand daughter, Miss Blanch, are visiting relatives in Way nesboro. Mr. W. 1.. Alley left Monday for Cin cinnati, where he will spend a short vacation. Miss Jennie Coffman died ou Octo ber second at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. D. Wallace, at Long Glade! Some years ago she bad attack of mal arial fever, which left her in a crippled condition, from which she suffered very much. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South, aud bore her suf fering with Christian fortitude Her remains were taken to New Hope, Au gusta county, for interment. Highland Recorder. Mrs. Howard M. Slaven has gone to Staunton to spend a tew days. Miss Bertie and Minnie Christian, of Augusta county, have returned to Hack Creek to teach school. MissThoebe Jones left Wednesday for Staunton to spend a month with friends. G. W. Hevener, Esq., of Loudoun connty, formerly of Augusta, with his son, .Harry, is visiting his father in law, John Trimble, Esq. Misses Madge and Louie Seybert are goiug to Staunton, where they expect to attend Uunsmore's Business College. Miss Edna Hull, who spent several months here visiting her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Trimble, and other relatives, started Tuesday for her home at Eureka. Kausas. Mr. Michael Proffitt, of Augusta county, and Miss Mary Crummett, of eastern Highland, were united in mar riage on Saturday, at the Monterey mause, Rev. John Ruff officiating. J. R. Gilliam, President of the High laud County Bank, and his expert ac countant, Mr. Boothe, of Lynchburg, arrived here Wednesday evening, and are now engaged with the cashier, J. A. Jones and assistant F. Glen Mauzy iv looking over the years work at the Highland Bank. Valley Virginian, (Waynesboro.) Emmett Guthrie left Wednesday for Ashmore, 111., to visit his brother. He will make his home later iv Louisiana. Mrs. J. D. Koiner, of the Meadows, is spending the week with her daugh ter, Mrs. Joseph Carr. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Levy and Misses Elizabeth Daniel and Ruth Cabell this moruing for Baltimore, Md. , The Baptist congregation have pur chased a lot on Maple avenue, just back of W. G. Ellison's, and will begin at once the erection of a handsome par sonage. Mr. J. F. Templeton and daughter, Miss Mary Osborne, left Tuesday for the Fan American and a tour of North- Royal Tribe sf Joseph. Last week R. B. Youell, state organ izer of the Royal Tribe of Joseph organ ized a lodge in this city with 100 char ter members. The following officers were elected: G. Frank Garner, worthy patriarch; J. J. Kilgaleu, vice patriarch J. A. Singer, past worthy patriarch; Dr. W. N. Scott, venerable priest: Rev. M. L. Wood, assistant priest; J. L. Templeton, scribe; Chas. R. McGuffio, treasurer; Geo. A. Newham. escort; H. H. Kerr, inner guard: R. A. Fauver, outer guard; S. K. Davis, C. S. Hun ter and J. J. Prufer, trustees. Democratic Speaking In this District. ; The Democratic State Committee has made the following appointment for speakers in this section of the State: A- J. MONTAGUE. Botetourt Court, October 14th. Rockingham court, October 21st.' WILLIAM A. ANDERSON. Botetourt Court, October lit. H. D. FLOOD. Buckingham Court, October 14th. Amherst Court, October 21st. Nelson Court, October 2Sth. Clifton Forge, October 29th. Covington, October 3ulh. Buena Vista, October 31st. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physic ians,as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly dep rive from Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by P. J. Cheney &Co., Toledo, 0.. contains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting diractly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Ca tarrh Cure be sure you get the genu ine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Women as Men Are Made Miserable by Kidney Trouble. Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor Jty, and cheerfulness' soon • disappear when the kid ; rtiTOV/fttt—. neys are out of or der - or diseased. flmßftytfg; Kidney trouble has ' - v n beoome so prevalent JSk Jf )l ' nat " 1S not uncommon ■ /yil\x«UlJ,- a ch J ]d t0 be b °™ iVMIVK afflicted with weak kid ~*MiJ|jksJ& neys. If the child urin- T— 1 * 7T- ates ( °o often, if the urine scalds the flash or H, when the child retches an age when it should be able to control the passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wett.ng. depend upon it. the cause of Si I!° Ut /u S kldney trouble - a "d the first step should be towards the treatment of | hese important organs. This unpleasant trouble IS due to a diseased condition of tte kidneys and bladder and not to a habit a. most people suppose. Women as well as men are made mis fnd ho7r,' th k !, dne u y and bladder trouw" ¥S 1,5 n£ !, d u e Same e reat r eniedy The mild and the immediate effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It L sold by druggists, in fifty- ffT'i^L cent and one dollar sizes. .You may have a iff3p|3| sample bottle by mail free, also pamphlet tell- Bean Tot mg all about it, including many of the I thousands of testimonial letters received 1 from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bmghamton. N. V., be sure and ( mention this paper. J < No Hair? "My hair '."as f.tllir:!; out very fast and I was greatly alarmed. I then tried Acer's Hair Vigor and my hair stopped falling at once."— Mrs. G. A. McVay, Alexandria, O. E—w—w iii i m—i —ww—Mis The trouble is your hair I does not hnve life enough. Act promptly. Save your hair. Feed it with Ayer's Hair Vigor. If the gray hairs are beginning to show, Ayer's Hnir Vigor will restore color every time. Sl.O!) ,i !»ii!c. All dn>2£ißt». If your druggist cannot tMpo&y yen, send us one dollar and we will express you a bottle. Re sure and givothe name 8 of year nearest express office. Address, J. CAVER CO. Lowell,.Mass. When you need a Watch, call at RO " LENS Jewelry Store. W ANTED.—Respectable white woman to " assist with plain sewing and earn of children. Good wages to competent, person. Address W., this office. It* I I TOR SALE.—Five fine Hereford Bulls— . ' yearling and Spring calves—or will sell the sire, .".0 months old, that was bought in Missouri. Also Berkshire male j pigs. Write to U. B. TAYLOR. . oot 11 4t Deerfield, Va. Rookingham Register copy ! WANTED.—On or before the Ist of De " cember, to employ a good, reliable and industrious wiite man, with family., ,to take charge of my farm. One that un derstands farming, and ot feeding cattle, etc. Must have first-class references. Write to D. B. TAYLOR, oct 11-4t Deerfield, Va. Rockingham Register copy REPORT OF TnF, CONDITION OK THK FARMERS' AND MERCHANTS' HANK AT STAUNTON, IN THK COMMON WEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AT THK CLOSE OF BUSINESS, SEPTEMBER Snth, 1001, MADE TO THE AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts SSt«,2Bl) H Overdrafts <v;i; <«) I Other stocks, oondsaud mortgages— Zl,4.v> Ml I Due from National Banks 10,111 S! 1 Due from Stale banks and bankers... :13s 85 Banking House 13,(8)0 no Furniture and fixtures ; 1,400 00 Checks and other cash items -1 ISO 73 Specie, nickle and cents 15,«KJ "6 Paper Currency 11,077 00 Total : 517.-),otio 9* LIABILITIES. Capita] stock paid in. s.*i(l 000 on Undivided profits, 8,878 8? Individual deposits subject toeheck.l.li'.JS? !g| Certified cheeks 40C 00 - Due to National Banks 3,1(7 •<« Due to State Hanks aud Hankers ... l!ll 14 Total .4175.060 M State of Virginia, County of Augusta, .is: I, G.G. Child, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. G. G. CHILD, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Bth day of October, IDOL , ltt W. A. HAINES.N.P. Correct—Attest: W. T. MOCUE, ) J. N. MuFARLAND. J Directors. G. G. GOOCH, . ) UIRGINIA—In the Clerk's Office of the ■ Circuit Court of Augusta county, the 21st day of September, 1901. Alexander Harman. trustee, Plaintiff vs. Adaline Rodgers, and J. D. Rodgers her husband, Bermuda E. Hogshead' and M. O. Hogshead, her husband, T. C. Wbedbee, trustee, and J. E. Sheets, Defendants. In Channerv. The object of this suit is to enforce a Mechanic's lien against part of lot IT block 46, in Basic City, Augusta county,' facing on Delplnne street, and adjoining the lot of Allen Jackson and als. Said lien is for $150, with interest from Maroh 22nd, IHOI, taken out by J. E. Sheets and assigned to the plaintiff. And it appearing by affidavit filed that the defendant, T. C. Whedbee, is a non resident of the State of Virginia, it is or dered that he do appear here within fifteen (lavs after due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect his interest in this suit. Teste, JOS. B. WOODWARD, Cleik. A. C. Braxton, p.q. se p 27-4t Stockholders' Meeting. Tha annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the' Valley Railroad was held here on Wednesday. The financial statement showed that the road had speut nearly $7,000 more than it had earned, but was better than it had done the previous year. All of the old of ficers were reelected: L. F. Loree, president; C. W. Wolford, secretary: J. D. McMeal, treasurer, and the board, VV. R. Allen, of Botetourt, Wm. A. Anderson, of Rockbridge, R. \V. Burke of Staunton", L. F. L,oree, A. Leo Knott, Thomas J. Shryock aud H. G. Vickery of Baltimore. A little incident which somebody about the White House witnessed the other day is significjnt both as au il lustration of certain traits in the char acter of President Roosevelt and an an example for his admirers. There has been an impression among certain of his critics that he believed "the stre nuous life to consist chiefly in hunt ing and killing animals; but though a [mighty hunter, he is not merely a NitnroiJ, as the following occurrence [shows. It was a rainy, dreary day, soon af ter Mr. Roosevelt's return to Washing ton, and after a busy morning the president and his secretary started «ut for a walk. Just outside the door lay a homeless, friendless dog, as close to the wall as he could get, hi» body curl- Kup into the smallest possible bunch avoid the rain and possible, observa tion. As the two men emerged from the door he looked up apprehensively to see if a kick or a stem "Be off with you, now !" would compel bim to beat a rapid retreat. But nothing of the Sort occurred. Mr. Roosevelt's expres sive face took on a pitying and kindly look, and bending down, he stroked the animal's head and pulled him gen-l tly by the ears. "Poor doggie, haven't you any mas terV' he inquired. Then he went back into tbe bouse, and the dog, with in structive understanding of the situa tion, trotted close at his heels. The president ordered that the waif should be taken to the kitchen and given a (rood meal; and it is said that that dog will be the dog of the White House dv r'ng this administration. I Mr. Roosevelt is not one ot those sportsman who are satisfied with pop ping away at tame pigeons. When he goes hunting he wants the excitement of killing a dangerous will beast. It will b? a good thing for his boy ad mirers to remember that the man who led the charge at San Juan ' Hill was I quite as ready to befriend a homeless I t NAMING THE DAY. It wonl.l lie impossible to name the day, wliii-li did Dot find a glad enstomr' rt onr counters pur chasing A Rract. P'or a « eddmg, an engagement, or a birthday. The iicl-:.e,ssand variety of our stock is well known and we can promise the happiest results from hpu chase here. We have just receivtrt this past week an clegnnt. line f fine Rings, Watch <R and Jt wciiy. D. L. SWITZER, Jeweler and Optician, ■ * No 3. E. Main Street. MONEY TO LEND on improved real "■ estate. (Mice over the Farmers' & Merchants' fiank. Entrance on Augusta Street, JOHN M. CARROLL, aug 16-2 m Wow is the time for weddings. Now is the „ . time to select wedding presents at ROLEN'S Jewelry Store. WHATEVER IS NEW Is whatever is here. The line of goods we offer is but a few days from the hands of the MILLINERS. Seldom are our productions more than a week old. Each model is from one of the centres of fashion or is the development or an artistic conception of our own designers in either case the style isexquisite and the value wonderful. octll-2t MRS. L. R. CAMPHBLL. go to H. H. ROLEN, Jeweler, for Spec ** tacles and Eye-glasses. WANTED —A first class white woman to do cooking, good home and good pay. Address, Mlts T. 6. JENKINS, No. 4 Marshall Street. sep27-2t* Richmond, Va. Wood's Seeds FOR FALL SOWING. T. W. Wood & Sons Fall Catalogue, issued In August, tells all about GRASS and CLOVER SEEDS, Vetches, Crimson Clover Seed Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley, Rape, etc. Also Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Hya cinths, Tulips, and all Bulbs, Seeds and Plants for Fall planting. The information given in onr Fall Catalogue about different crops is from our customers' and onr own practical experience. We are constantly In re ceipt of the most gratifying expressions as to the great value and the help that our Catalogue proves to Farmers and Gardeners everywhere. Catalogue mailed on request. Write for it and prices of any seeds desired. T. W. WOOD & SONS, Seed Growers & Merchants. RICHMOND, VA. LARGEST SEED HOUSE IN THE SOUTH. sep 20 6t To Serve Your Wants in HEADWEAR Our Stock is larger and more varied than ever before. Our trimmers and designers thoroughly understand the art, and are sure of pleasing you. It will pay you to see what we can do for you before you buy elsewhere. The Staunton Millinery Mrs. IWINNIK P. KN IS*M.Ey, _ 3« E. Main St., Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages, Spring Wagons, and all Pleasure Vehicles, With or without RUBBER TIRES, Vehicles made to order, and all repaii work done promptly and and at small cost. THe Celebrated Easy Mm, Noiseless, Hard Riler Tires can be quickly placed on any wheels. In everything our factory hasthelateststyles and is strictly up-to-date. J. M. Hardy's Son, At me Old stand. Main & MarHet sti STAUNTON, VA. Always SoietliiiiE New. BLAIR'S KEYSTONE STATIONERY. Guaranteed Quality. Caldwell-Sites Co., BOOKSELLERS, Masonic Temple, - Staunton, Va sep 6 2m G IT SAYS n Prettiest Newest Goods, c DESIGNS! _r\ Gas H.TAbKS Miller & Bradley's L 2 ■**«* 22 ; K PR ICES! West Main Street. *§£? PENNYROYAL Plf LS »■' -; 8L S=s r~=g omissions, increase vfe. E*aW ' f men , stru ation." They are " Mii-p SAVFIM '•' , ? ai " s :4BWW ,omanUood ' aidin- de, , „.. , . „~ VIvKS" to g-irls at For Sale by HOGSHEAD BROS. & CO. Staunton, Va. S ANEW iran i 1 T " E PALAIb ROYAL Jnas added in connection with their .extensive Millinery, a Ladies' Tai- Sflor-Made Garment Department is in charge of Madam Gru- Ibert, the well known and artistic S Dressmaker, who will be pleased Ito serve her frienes and customers. | Think of a stylish Silk Lined 'Suit for $10.00. You don't take any chance with the suit you BUY here, j It will fit as though made I for you. ) PALAIS ROYAL. mmmmmmmm AM Gents' FimisliiDg Store! __Opposite New Court House. LARGE~STOCK~OF~ MEN'S BOYS pi ATMrn AND CHILDREN'S ULUlnto, Of the Very Latest Styles. You are cordially invited to call and examine our goods and get price* HANGER & GARBER, 2 5 S. Aipita it COMMISSIONERS' SALE Off VAIIIa « BLE RBAI, EBTATK. Pursuant to a decree of the circuit court I usta county entered on the 21st day I, WM, in the cause of John ami . Wagner's creditors, vs. Wagner ..we wilt self at public auction in f the court house of Augusta conn aunton, on ONDAY, OCTOBER 28, IM. 'Court-day), that valuable farm ing 40 acres, situated in Korth River in Augusta county, near Milnes which John Wagner now resides sperty has on it a good dwelling d outbuildings. US—One-fourth of the purchase o be paid oash, and the residue on of one, two and three years from of sale, the purchaser execitine r the deferred instalments with ap proved personal security bearing interest and waiving homestead, and the title to be retained as ultima*"? security. A C. GORDON, CHARLES CURRY J. A. ALEXANDER, Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of An gustacounty, to wit: I.Joseph B. Woodward, Clerk of the i Court aforesaid do certify that A. 0 j Gordon, one of the Commissioners above named has executed the bonr< required hv decree of sale entered in the chancery cause of John and Mary J Wsgner's Ured's, vs. John and Mary J. Wajrner now pending in this court. Given under my hand this 24th day of I March. ISJ9. ' JOS. B. WOODWARD, sep 27-41 Clerk. MONEY to lend on improved rea I estate. iiakry h. blease, Masonic Temple. Staunton, Va. New Grocery Store~ I — :o: — BoSufluuiiur & Co., 23 East Main Street. Now open and ready for business with an entirely NEW STOCK lof Groceries, and select table goods of all kinds. Country produce bought and sold. All the vegetables of the season. Fruits of all kinds, and everything usually kept in a first-class, up-to-date Grocery store. Call and see us before buying elsewhere. ROSENBERGER & CO Apples Wanted. 4t P n C Zp a il kin t tbe Mar. necilonae, Staunton, V». oe4 4t 'OP. SALE OK BRKT_Tk.« ~ ► brick opposite the V. 8 ExpressVo ■*„,£» '?' thorough repair, ce./tra yVt ed and very desirable, esueriallv £. _ ' " wishing to live fiBWS the city. Apply to T. 0. MOIJTON , At Spectator Ofliee. . ■• -V- . . I i ■■• ■ ■...'. <•-:, i ; ■.-'..• --' - I '■ - , ■ : '*^' T \ I ii'- v - ( fef *# n~~\ ! I They need good Shoes to tramp ough the various kinds of sther. We have the Shoes y want at prices that step up ily from Thekiid that weais ••11. iH.HQLLIDAY, Up-to-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.