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AND VINDICATOR. ! Issued every Friday morning by R.S.TURK, Editorand Proprietor, East Main Street Staunton. V a. 1 A. S. MORTON. Business Manager. TERMS OF3UBSCRIPTION : In orderto avoid delays,on account of personalabsence.lettersandallcommuni oationsfor The Spectator should notoe addressed toanylndlvidualconnected witc heofflce.butsimplyto The Spectatob. Telephone In office connects with all elty and county lines. Entered at the Postojßlce at Staunton, Va..assecond class mail matter. FRIDAY. OCT. 18. Democratic State Ticket. For Governor, A. J. MONTAGUE. For lieutenant-Governor, JOS. E. WIIXAKD. For Attorney-General. WILLIAM A. ANDERSON, Legislative Ticket. For the State Senate, JOHN N. OPIE. For tbe House of Delegates, JOHN W. CHURCHMAN. SILAS H. WALKER. Mr. Cleveland is said to be disgusted with politics, and politics is said to have the same feeling of nausea. i Our street cars are not in the way of our fresh water pipes getting into town. —. ♦ • ♦ —' Lord Kitchner has met his Waterloo. Lady Stewart has jilted him. It is a Tictory for the Boers. The ball teams will all want one of the witnesses in the Schley case as umpire. He has such a good eye. *—-•—• Since Mr. McKinley's death and up to this date, none of our duly qualified Confederato Generals have been called on to help run the government. i n9 ' There are many people who will tell you that the days of oratory have passed. These usually have just heard the Hon. John Hampton Hoge. .mm » — Admiral Sampson's mind, it is said, is now much impaired. That fact seems to have been settled ever since Maclay's history was published. •— .m. —• We trust that Mr. Braxton will use bis best efforts to prevent the freedom of speech clause from being stricken from the new constitution. ■s m > If our naval youths were as ready fighters as they have proyen themselves ready witnesses, the world could not conquer them. m■ m ■ The newspapers say that Mr. Roose velt has not been imprested with the character of the visiting Republican delegations from the South. They were possibly a little off color. Mr. Hoge in his gubernatorial race 1 s said to be banking largely on the support of the friends of Mr. Swanson and Mr. Martin. Mr. Hoge has al ways had more or less trouble with his banking business. ♦ ♦ Our Republican friends are advised that no clause is likely to be placed in the coming constitution making it treason to kill a man who may some day become president. They can, therefore, shoot away at Mr. Bryan. Capt. Lemley who is conducting the Schley prosecution, is growing irrata ble. The only person on whom he has yet been able to spend his wrath is Mr. Rayner, counsel for Admiral Schley. The best Ithe prosecution can now do, is to call everybody a liar, and turn it into a fight. ■ m ■ Great rejoicing is in the manufactur ing world because our exports last year amounted to $600,000,000 more than our imports. The farmer has not been heard to rejoice over this. His grain and cattle are no higher today than three years ago, and not so much of either is being sent abroad. He is paying higher prices for what he bays, however, and his own low priced wool is being pulled over his eyes. Many Republican editors through out tbe State are trembling lest the new constitution will deprive the igno rant man, and the poor man, of his vote, and well they may, for to our our mind this is a blow aimed directly at them, though it will not go so far, we think, as to deprive them of tneir newspapers, provided they steer a little farther away from anarchy. A SURE ENOUGH ORATOR. Have you ever read the orations of Demosthenes, or Cicero, or Clay, or Webster, or Calhoun rlf so j ust that much time has been wasted. You should have waited and heard the Hon. John Hampton Hoge. You do not mean to tell me that Mr. Hoge is a greater orator than any of those whose names you have men tioned V I do. Ido solemnly swear it. The charts have put the others down In oertuin positions in the oratorical bat tle, but I say the charts are wrong, they are incorrect and misleading. The stadimeter by which those men were measured is not reliable at so great a distance. 1 have measured Mr. Hoge with my eye. When I see a ! man I know him, when I hear him I \ talk I can tell whether he is an orator.' 1 I have heard your silver tongued ora-1' tors. They are no good. Mr. Hoge is [ all kinds of an orator. Cleve was ! , afraid of his eloquence, and that's j t why he tried to get him out of the ; 1 country—unfortunately Cleve fail-' J ed in some of his noblest undertakings. . AN OFF YEAR. The Republicans are making what is known as a "desperate effort" to carry the State in so far as their gubernato-1 rial ticket is concerned. They are] assessing the Federal officeholders, they are seeking campaign contribu tions from without the State, as well as within it, and they are working the ' poor man the negro" invention to its utmost capacity. They are not mak ing even au ordinary effort to carry the legislature, although this is to be the most important legislature that has assembled for years. Possibly they have a faint hope of carrying enough counties to give their governor a chance to control legislation by the use of his veto. But in this they are mistaken. They have no earthly chance ot being able to elect one-third of the 1 members. They have but a few mem bers in the Constitutional Convention. Had they been as strong in the State as they now assert they are, they should have shown it a few mouths ago, when that election was held. Take this county for instance. What possible show have the Republicans to carry it? Mr. Coyner, who was nomi nated by them for the House of Dele gates, had no heart in the fight and saw the hand-writing on the wall. Mr. Clark, who is on the same ticket, will continue to build walls after the elec tion on which hand writings may ap pear. Mr. Cochran,the nominee for the Senate, stands practically alone in the fight. He has time and money, if he choses, to devote to the task of elect ing himself, and personally he is pop ular. But he was placed on the weak est ticket ever nominated in the coun- ty by that party and left to hew his way out as best he could. Had they had any hope that their candidates would have been success ful, better known and abler men would have been selected for the House, and some spirit injected into this part of the fight. As it is no enthusiasm can be instilled into it, and all the Demo crats have to fear is apathy. But what could Mr. Hoge, their can didate for governor, do if elected ? He would be a figure head, he would sit alone, unaided by any official at the capitol, unless the Attorney General on his ticket should be elected with him. He would doubtless undertake to accomplish a few things beyond his power and thus cement the oppo sition. His whole term would be one of uselessness and vexation, resulting in no good to the State, save as a death blow to the Republican party. The effort of the Republicans at this time is for one purpose only. It is an effort to control the federal patronage. Tuis is something, of course, but what if after this superuuman effort, as they term it, the president should see a Jones around and drop the plum into his mouth I We are not in the prophe sying buainee and need not be to fore tell what would happen, nor would we need an ear trumpet to hear the howl that would go up. It is a pity with all the prosperity boasted, aud the opportunity offered for most men to uake an honest liv ing, that there are not more of them willing to eschew unities, and earn a penny or two by -he sweat of their brow, and not go about damning the very people and institutions to which they owe their existence. After the election our Republican friends can explain to their co laborers that this was an off year. There is much diversity of opinion now existing in the town and county abount what is known as the "Quarles Resolution." It is well known that Judge Quarles,by request, introduced the resolution, which is a resolution sent him by the Prohibitionists, and that it did not originate with him. In discussing Judge Quarles attitude to ward the resolution, some of his closest friends assert that he does not favor it, while others who ought to know allege that he does. llis vote on the subject is therefore awaited with interest. t If our present city council would have their names inscribed on the tab- I let of our new water system they ( should get a moye ou, otherwise they ! may go to unmarked political graves. Figures will not lie, unless they be on a government chart. Pocahontas County Items. Snowden Hogsett has gone to Florida for his health. The proposed road from Stony Bot torn to Big Spring is being revived. The Greenbrier Lumber Co. is erect ing a saw mill near Marlinton which will cut 50,000 feet of lumber per day. Mr.-A. W. Porter, of Highland coun ty, has recently bought about 200 two year-old cattle in this county. Clarence McLaughlin, who was se verely hurt by being thrown from a horse at the depot at Marlinton about a week ago, is steadily improving. The grand jury at its recent sitting returned 174 indictments, mostly for selling liquor, in which there is a large trade. R. S. Turk, of Staunton, has recent ly purchased from J. T. Hogsett and others 248 acres of valuable white oak land near Huntersville. Track laying on the northern end of the Greenbrier railway has been tem porarily suspended on account of ma bility to get steel. Mr. S. 11. Bell, of Augusta, was in the Levels last week trying to buy two year-old cattle, but found all of them had been sold. The Pocahontas Times is about to add to its equipment a Merkenthaler linotype machine, the first to be put up i a the office of any country paper in the State. Should the C. \V. Railway build to Marlinton it is believed the Green brier Land and Lumber Co. and the Poca lontas Development Co. will make it valuable concessions. A young man by the name of Fogus I was sentenced to the penitentiary at ] the last term of the circuit court for | two years, for throwing a bottle partly l filled with liq-i rat a man with whom \ I c had an altei i .rion on the platform c i f the rail"-ty at Buckeye, aud missing c 1 im and L i,ting a passenger coach » hich the man at whom the bottle was t turown ran into. It has not been set- ' tied whether it wtts the loss of the r I quor(?) or the f.iii,ire to throw it into a Ute bystanders, Which made the offense t o grave. b WASHINGTON LETTER (From our Regular Correspondent.) Wafhington, Oct. 14.—President, Roosevelt entered the White House, no doubt, with some very praiseworthy ideas aB to what would be his course in the disposition ot Presidential pa tronage, and the ward-healer and the machine worker had no place in his calculations. Mr. Roosevelt had been a civil service commissioner, and he had at least formulated ideals, ideals which had been well nigh shattered after his acceptance of the governorship of Now York, at the hands of the machine, it istrue, but ideals still and ideals which he believed thar, havim; become presi dent, almost in spite of the machine, he could put into practice. He is rapid ly being undeceived. Every day it is borne in upon him that he is neither a free man nor the servant of the peo ple, but the service of a mighty and conscienceless power known as "The Republican Machine." He was hardly seated in the Presi dential chair when Piatt, the represen tative of all that is partisan and objec tionable in repuhlican politics in Mr. Roosevelt's own state, came to Wash ington and laid down the law and after leaving him, made use of an expression which Mr. Roosevelt, the Civil Service Commissioner, would have quickly re pudiated. He said "The President knows who deserves recognition in New York," and this of the Roosevelt, who, when he was Commissioner, had said that "He who rewards political services with governmeut patronage, is worse that he who offers a bribe be cause he is stealing from the whole people " Every day Mr. Roosevelt receives a long line of republican Congressmen and machine workers who demand "recognition," in the shape of Presi dential patronage, as a reward for the political services of their constituents and henchmen. And the price of re fusal is the forfeiture of a second term. Mr. Roosevelt is a clean man and he has ideals, but he is fast learning that republican methods and ideals are in compatible, that the republican party has gained the ascendency, not by ser ving the people but by hoodwinking them, that it wins its victories, not by appeals to American intelligence, but by tempting cupid ity through the opera tion of a perfectly organized machine. Rumor is still rife concerning the Isthmian Caual treaty, but all is con jecture. I have it on no lesn an au thority than a member of the Cabinet that the salient points of the treaty with great Britaiu have been agreed upon and that the treaty will be com pleted and submitted to the Senate as soon as Congress assembles. The Cabi net Minister who will not permit the use of his name, expresses the belief that the treaty will be perfectly satis factory to the Senate and the people. He further states that everyone in the White House and the State department has beeu giveu notice that the Presi dent will be seriously displeased if the details are made public by anyone oth er than himself. I veil understood iv inner circles I i President finds himself in a dilemma in regard to his re adat ions to Congress, conceru relations with Cuba. He ap ;s thoroughly how essential to goodwill and to Cuban pros -3 the admission to the United free of duty, of Cuban sugar, other hand, any such recom ion would bring about his head of indignant protests from the jar producers of the North and id from the cane-sugar produc ae South, that South iv which strong hopes of building up a iew "white man's" republican There the matter stands. Schley Court of Inquiry still lily sessions. Judge Advocate announces that he will be to rest his case by the mid lis week and Mr. Rayner es that it will be the middle of ler before the defense is con- It does not appear to have upon the Navy Department udge advocate .Lemly were to iB case against Admiral Sehley ie Bureau of Navigation would •oven of the gravest direliction and deserving of the severest for not having long ago Schley before a court martial on the charges cf cowardice and insub ordination. The Hemp Inquiry committee has adjourned to Nov. 18. The evidence is practically in aud it will, it is presum ed, have little more to do than render ■sion when it reconvenes, re is a rumor afloat that Ambas Choate, who has started for Washington, ostensibly to confer with the President in regard to the canal treaty, comes at the President's re quest and that he will bring with him his resignation, ex-Senator Wolcott, of Co'orado, being named as his succes sor.' The only information which the most persistent interrogation can elicit from the State Department is that nothing is known of the change. The fact that Mr. Roosevelt is a decided positivist, or as bis Western friends would say "hustler" and that Mr. Choate is not, some people describe himas supine, probably gave rise to the rumor, together with the fact that Mr. Wolcott has recently acted as a special emmisßary to the Court of St. James. Nevertheless the change is by no means | unlikely even if the President has not already signified its desirability to Mr. Choate. Secretary Hay emphatically denies all intention of resigning and declares that Secretary Gage must have been misquoted. Perhaps he has, but some Iho know him say that he has attacks of cacoethesloquendi. the ways of imperialism are in easy lines is amusingly de ted by a statement of Capt. McLean, surgeon in the Uni js hospital at Mutilupa in the ies. He reports that tbe seven school teachers shipped to the ies are proving a "white ele phant;" that they "have raised more pow-wow and disturbance than the whole army did during the palmy days of the insurrection ;" that they cannot liveon their pay, "75per month, without commissary privileges," which have not been extended to them ; that "about one hundred have already mar ried and the remaining six hundred are busying themselves right and left Greenville items Gathered by Our Reporter. Greenville has a new citizen in the person of Mr. James T. Beard, a mem ber of the largely connected family of Augusta county Beards, who went to Missouri 32 years ago where he mar ried, and lost his wife ten years ago. A married daughter lives in lowa, and he has returned to his native county, bringing with him his two boys, and is living in the property near the depot lately occupied by Mr. J. E. Beard and his daughter, Miss Estie. It is under stood that Mr. Beard is desirous of purchasing a farm preferring to spend the balauce of his days in old Augusta. Mr. C. C. Armstrong, who lives a mile or two from Greenville, made a fine crop of wheat, which has been threshed, and yielded 23 bushels to the acre. Mr. John W. Hays, four miles from Greenville, furnishes him with a yield of over 20 bushels to the acre. He finished up his crop the other day, threshing and storing 1,600 bushels in about three hours, with four hands, himself—he is over Gli years old, his son Frank and two others. In the days of horse power machines it would have taken 16 hands the best part of a day to have done this work, but Bob Thomson's self feeding "Farmer's Friend" cut the bands, fed the ma chine, stacked the straw, cleaned and measured the wheat all at one opera tion. It is not claimed that the same machine made the flour and baked the biscuits, but give Mr. Thompson a little more time and we will report. Miss Mattie Bickle, daughter of Mr. Y. M. Bickle, of Staunton, has been appointed principal of the public school at Greenville, and will begin on Monday. She will have an assis tant, it is said, from North Carolina. Mr. James K. McComb has been ill for some time. He drove over to the town for the first time Saturday look ing much the worse for his spell, but is on rising ground. Mr. G. R. Jordan, who is constantly adding improvements to his roller mill, has just put in a new corn crusher, which grinds into feed corn and cob together. This addition will be a wel come one to the farmers, as this kind of feed is known to be so good for i stock. Henderson B. Hays, an old Augusta boy, now of New York, a son of Mr. John \V. Hays, who has been very sue cessfully engaged in the elevator manufacturing business, is now an officer and stockholder in a new and promising concern for the manufac ture of pneumatic horse collars, some what on the principle of the rubber tire for vehicles. The use of this ad justable collar, with the heaviest draught animals, has been so satisfac tory as to hold out good promise of success for the invention. Lumbermen are prospecting on a 30 acre piece ot timber land belonging to Dr. E. O. Peyton, near Greenville. The clearing of this piece of land would make a very convenient addi tion of a large fertile field to Dr. Pey ton's fine farm. Apple buyers are largely in evidence in the couutry around and farmers are getting good prices for their fruit, as high as $2 50 per barrel. Among the buyers are some from Staunton. Mr. Higginboth.-.m has as fine a show of fruit gathered and waitingthe packers as we have seen for many a day. Hustings Court. The will of Miss Mary Hassett was admitted to probate with Geo. J. John son, adm'r. Adecree was entered authorized John A. and Mrs. Laura Wise to adopt Laura Ward Wise, daughter of the late Peter H. Wise. The will of Mrs. Anna Evans was admitted to probate. Her property is left to her hustjand during his life. An order was issued upon petition of A. C. Chewuing for the custody of his two children. It was executed in Charlottesville by SeegeantE. D. Bell, who brought his daughter here. The matter was continued so that each side might present depositions as to which was best qualified to have charge of the children, they having been living with their mother. 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 shou Id 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 de rive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &Co., Toledo, 0.. contains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting directly 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 beet. I DO YOU GET UP WITH A LAME BACK? Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable. Almost everybody who reads the news papers is sure to know of the wonderful I' ij £\ cures made by Dr. ,—pr-rtfj i Kilmer's Swamp-Root J the great k'dney, liver VrH&f-J ti and bladder remedy. " I fry/ Lf Itis the great mcdi * (m| 3f ca l triumph of the nine-' \.M-\ If teenth century; dis (E r - — H 00ve red after years of llyf' scientific research by r r fssrMI Dr - Ki!mer - ,he cmi - I . " nent kidney and blad ■ der specialist, and is wonderfully successful in promptly curing lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou bles and Bright's Disease, which is the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp.Root is not rec j ommendedforeverythingbutifyouhavekid ney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found just the remedy you need. It has been tested in so many ways, in hospital work, in private practice, among the helpless too poor to pur chase relief and has proved so successful in every case that a special arrangement has been made by which all readers of this paoer who have not already tried it, may have a sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book telling more about Swamp-Root and how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble When writing mention reading this generous offer in this paper and fC^/V 7 "" send your address to igiS&SsJftj! SSWpSt Dr. Kilmer & Co.,Bing- ||*Vr%iff SsJB! I regular fifty cent and Home of Swamp-Root, dollar sizes are sold by all good druggists. ' The C. W. Railway. List week the ('. W. Railway placpd on record in Rockingham and this county a mortgage upon its line from Elktou fo North River Cap, for about 51.400.H00. This is tlie usual course in building railroHds, and has no inde pendent significance. The road will be bonded at 185,000 per mile, and if continued to the Coal field of West Virginia, as seems now most probnble, will, when it reaches then-, be worth not less than 875,000 per mile. It is estimated that the road an b» built to the Gauley river or Elk river fields atan average price per mile of ■35,000— or $3,500 000—it being about 100 miles from the present terminus to the West Virginia bituminous coal fields. The standard of tbe road built this summer is very high—everything be ing first class, and if work progresses, we learn this will be the standard main tained. From the top of Shenandoah to Monterey two lines have been sur veyed, oue extending down into Pen dleton Co., W. Va., the other past Doe Hill and down by McDowell, thence up Crab run across Sample Divide to Monterey. The one through Pendleton is longer by some twelve miles, but the one by McDowell is more difficult of construction and more costly. — The grades maintained have been not in excess of 60 feet coming east, and about 110 feet going west. Only ahout five miles of west bound grade ' have reached 110 feet. It is believed that to make the line truly effective ' three tunnels should be built, none of which would exceed one-half mile in length, aud thus will the Appalachean chain of mountains be crossed more cheaply than by any other railroad in j existence. No other road will reach coal so quickly and none will have I better coal on its line. No other road j crossing these mouutains ever pene trated such forests, aud as timber is worth far more today than when auy one of the other trunk lines was built, this alone is a great item iv favor of this line. The iron and coal are much closer to each other than on any other road. In Pocahontas county.that great iron mountain known as Brown's mountain, is on this immediate line, then comes a mass of Jimestone, then the coal, all are within twenty miles of each other. There is every reason to believe that manganese will be found in large and paying quantities in Highland, and possibly much iron, lion even there would be very close to coal. There is now hope that the tun nel work will all begin this winter, so that it will be well on by spring, then the other work can be pushed rapidly. Unless the company should find diffi culty in obtaining rights of way this work, if begun, could be completed into Pocahontas county within eigh teen mouths. No road of course will build until the rights of way are settled, and there is vastly more work in this branch of railroad building than is usually sup posed. Should the present line be completed it will in many respects be superior to any line now crossing the Alleghanies, as well as in its possibili ties, and none other will have so much undeveloped country todiawfrom. Its terminals at Gloucester Point, if they be as we have heard, will develop the finest harbor on the Atlantic coast, unless it be New Haven, finer than Hampton Roads or Norfolk, and our authority for this statement as to deep water and harbor is the United States coast survey. We cannot congratulate Staunton on the construction of this road, because she will lose much trade she now enjoys, but some of it might be held by an electric line to Mt. So lon, aud we should look into this nt our earliest possible opportunity. V. P. i. Roster. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute has 288 old students aud 201 new stu dents, making a total of 442. Addi tional students are expected to bring the number up to 4ti9. By classes the roster will beys follows: Graduate stu dents, 19; Seniors, 02; Juniors, 4:!; Sop homores, 122; Freshmen, 141, and Spe cial, 00. By States—Virginia,372; South Caro lina, 15; Maryland, 13; West Virginia, 7; District of Columbia, G; Tennessee, 4; North Carolina, 4; Delaware 3; Penn sylvania, 2; Mississippi, 2; Florida, 2; Louisiana, 2; New York, 1; Illinois, 1; California, 1; Oklahoma, 1; Ohio, 1; Cuba, 2; Mexico, 1; Argentina Republic, 1, and Canada, 1. Augusta aud Campbell are the coun ties with the largest represen a ion each with 21. Tbe attendance for the last four ses sions has been as follows: 1898 99, 303; 1899 00, 343; 1900 01, 356; 1901 02 to October 10,442. 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. Rockingham court, October 21st. H. D. FLOOD. Amherst Court, October 21st. Nelson Court, October 28th. Clifton Forge, October 29th. Covington, October 3Uth. Buena Vista, October olst. « W. A. AXDEKSON. Big StoDe Gap, Oct. 18, (night.) Gate City, " 19, ( " ) Roanoke City, " 23, ( " ) Fredericksburg, " 25, ( " ) Stauutou, " 28. Lexington, Nov. 4. It would be impossible to name I the day, which did not lind a glad ! customer at our counters pur- j chasing a ring.' j For a wedding, an engagement, or a birthday. The richness and variety of our, stock is well known and we can promise the happiest results! from a purchase here. We have ; just received this past week an j elegant line of fine Rings, Watch j es and Jewelry. D. L. SWITZER, Jeweler and Optician, No 3. E. Main Street. My Lungs " An attack o; la grippe left me with a bad cou",h. My friends said I had consumption. I then tried Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and it cured mc promptly." A. K. Randies, Nokomis, 111. You forget to buy a bot tle of Ayer's Cherry Pec toral when your cold first came on, go you let it run along. Even now, with all your hard coughing, it will not disappoint you. There's a record of sixty years to f:;!l back on. Three sizes: IU., JSc, St. All drafrlstt. t Consult your doctor. If he says take It, then do as lie says. If he tells you not to take it, then don't take it. He knows. Leave it with him. We are willing. J. C. AY El. CO., Lowell. Mast. mmaaaaaaaaaamaamaammaaaaeaaaamamamm WHAT OU3 EXCHANGES TELL. » Interesting Personal Mention Culled frow the Press of Neighboring Towns. Cilfton Forge Review. Miss Maggie Dunn and her brother, Tom, spent last week in Richmond seeing the Carnival. Mr. Jas. Fielding, of Staunton, for merly with A. E. Harnsberger in that city, has accepted a position with W. M. Sunt I), ami has assumed his duties. The First National Bank of Ciltton Forge has been authorized to begin business with a capital stock of $50,000. The following are the directors—B. V. Booth, Jas R. Gilliam, John l). Lang home, E. W. Grice and J E. Johnson. Mr. Ben Karnes, died at his home near Low Moor on Friday last after a long illness. He had been suffering for over a year with liver trouble. Sev eral months ago he went to Baltimore, but his case was so far advanced that ths physicians would attempt no treat iuent. Deceased was about 66 years old, aud was held iv high esteem by all who knew him. Bridgewater Herald. Miss Mabel Hite has returned from a visit to relatives in Augusta. Rev. Carr Moore and wife have gone to Norfolk to visit a brother of Mrs. Moore. Mrs. Gardner Bear, who has been visiting her mother iv Staunton, re turned home this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Blakemore spent several days this week visiting friends aud relatives in Churchville. Harrisonburg News. Miss Lillie Brunk, of New Erection, has returned from a visit to friends near Staunton. Miss Hortense Driver has returned from a visit to the Whitescarvers at Waynesboro. Mr. Ernest Crawford, of Mt. Sidney, has opened a law office on the south side of the Public Square. Mr. Henry C. Ott has returned from a visit to his brother at Ft. Defiance. Valley Virginian, (Waynesboro.) Miss Willie Newcomb, of Basic City, has gone to New York to spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanger, of Washington, and Mrs. D. C. Hanger, of Spottswood, were guests this week of Mr. A. Rusmiselle. Mr. John J. Bockee, manager of the Blue Ridge Woolen Mills, will leave for New York next week on business. . ♦ . Fashionable Wedding at Basic. The marriage of Miss Phyllis Lang horne, of Albemarle, aud Reginald Brooks, of New York, has been set for November 14 at Basic City. The mar riage is to be solemnized at the Bran don, a summer hotel at Basic City, which has been leased for the occasion. The wedding party will go from the Langhorne homestead, Mirador, in Albemarle county, the day before the wedding. Special cars will bring the guests from New York and Richmond. Tbe ceremony will be performed at 0 p. m. in the main hall of the Brandon. Fine Silver Tea Sets at BOLEN'S Jewel ry Store. Apples Wanted. Apples of all kinds wanted at the Mar ket House, Staunton, Va. oc4 4t When you need (Silver Knives, Forks, Spoons, &c, go to BOLEN'S Jewel ry Store ; FOR SALE OK RENT.—That desirable brick dwelling. No. 9 W. Frederick St. opposite the U. S. Express Co 's office. In thorough repair, centrally located, and very desirable, especially for any one wishing to live near the business center of the city. Apply to T. O. MORTON, At Spectator Office. 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 our Pall Catalogue about different crops Is from our customers' and our 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. INEY to lend on improved rea estate. harry h. blease, mic Temple. Staunton, Va. ew Grocery Store, senlierer & Co., 123 East Main Street. aw open and ready for business i an entirely NEW STOCK roceries, and select table goods of inds. Country produce bought and j sold. All the vegetables of the season. Its of all kinds, and everything lly kept in a first-class, up-to-date cry store. Call and see us before I ag elsewhere. SENBERGER & CO. G IT SAYS n Prettiest Newest Goods, c DESIGNS! GashtAijKS AT I A Miller & Bradley's U Lowest 22 Kpbicesi o! West Main Street. <■ r *a&* jaY *&J 2&J 2U 2± § ANEW SDEPARTMENT! tS, THE PALAIS ROYAL added in connection with tlieit Millinery, a Ladies' Tai- Garment Department, which is in charge of Madam Gru- the well known and artistic —gv Dressmaker, who will be pleased sen-e her frienes and customers. Think of a stylish Silk Lined for 1 $10.00. *§ You don't take any chance S with the suit you BUY here. S It will fit as though made for you. 2& PALAIS ROYAL. wmmwmw iLiLUUiukuuauu df*\t hf & m * r \ m M i\M m h.ZaT m »A TTnTTTTrrnTrnnTTn I If IWM \aTd\ Anfl Gents' FraMing Store! Opposite New Court House. LARGE STOCJTOF^ MEN'S BOY'S Al nTUCO AND CHILDREN'S OLU I llto, Of the Very Latest Styles. You are cordially invited to call and examine our goods and get prices HANGER & GARBER, _ 25 S. Aipttl St. E. M. Cushine «fe Co., Auctioneers. COMMISSIONERS' SALE OF VALUA BLE REAL ESTATE. Pursuant to a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county entered on the 21st day of June. 1901, in the cause of Jot i and Mary J. Wagner's creditors, vs. " /agner and als., we will sell at public au jtion in front of the court house of Augusta coun ty at Staunton, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, l'jOl, (County Court-day), that valuable farm containing 40 acres, situated in North River district in Augusta county, near Milues vill on which John Wagner now resides. This property has on it a good dwelling, barn and outbuildings. TEKMS—One-fourth of the purchase money to be paid cash, and the residue on a credit of one, two and three years from the day of sale, the purchaser executing bond tor the deferred instalments with ap proved personal security bearing iDterest and woiving homestead, and the title to be retained as ultimate security. A C. GORDON. CHARLES CURRY, J.A.ALEXANDER, Commissioners. Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Au gusta couuty, to-wit: I, Joseph B. Woodward, Clerk of the Court aforesaid do certify that A. 0. Cordon, one of the Commissioners above named has executed the bond required by decree of sale entered in the chancery cause of John and Mary J. Wagner's Cred's, vs. John and Mary J. Wagner, now pending in this court. Given under my hand this 24th day of March, 1899. JOS. B. WOODWARD, sep 27-4t Clerk. Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages, Spring Wagons, and all Pleasure Vehicles, With or without RUBBER TlliES, - Vehicles made to order, and all repair work done promptly and and at small cost. The Celebrated Easy Riding, Noiseless, Hard Rubber Tires can be quickly placed on any n heels. In everything our factory has the lateststyles and is strictly up-to-date. J. M. Hardy's Son, At tue Old stand. Main k Market Sti STAUNTON, VA. ffs ire Now loir To Serve Your Wants in HEADWEAR I Our Stock is larger and more varied than ever before. Our trimmers and designers thoroughly understand the art, and are sure of pleasing yon. It will pay you to see what w» can do> for you before you buy elsewhere. The Staunton Millinery Mrs. mum P. KNISKI.ET. 3a K. Main St., Sclool Sloes . . . FOR THE LITTLE ONES They need good Shoes to tramp through the various kinds of weather. We have the Shoes they want at prices that step up easily from SO cts to $11. The kind that wears well. McH.HOLLIDAY, Up-to-Date Shoe House, Staunton, Va.