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AND VINDICATOR. issued every Friday morning by R.S.TURK, Editorand Proprietor, East Main Street Stannton. V a. A. S. MORTON. Business Manager. TERMSOF3UBSCRIPTION : *"or One Tear $1.00. )T_ j iJTrnnnp For Six Months... 50. J IIIAU V ulluC In order to avoid delays, on account of p 3rsonal»bsence,lettersandallconiniunl o iiilonsCor The Spbctatoii should not be a Idreasedtoany individual connected with h b office,butsimuly to Tin: Spectator. Telephone In office connects with city and county lines. Kntered at the Postoffl.ee at Staunton, Va.,assecond class mail matter. FRIDAY. OCT. 25. Democratic State Ticket. For Governor, A. J. MONTAGUE. For Lieutenant-Governor, JOS. E. WILLARD. For Attorney-General, WILLIAM A. ANDERSON, Legislative Ticket. For the State Senate, JOHN N. OPIE. For the House of Delegates, JOHN W. CHUBC H3IAN. SILAS H. WALKER. DINED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. There has been much comment over the fact that President Roosevelt a few days ago bad Booker Washington, the rather celebrated negro who is at the head of University, Ala., dine with him at the White House. We are not certain that Mr. Roose velt is the first president who has dined negroes in the White .House, but we are certain of one thing, and that is, that in so doing Mr. Roosevelt has seemingly already forgotten what he said when Mr. McKinley died. If he is to carry forward the work Mr. Mc- Kinley had laid out, this bit is surely outside the .McKinley program. Now we do not object to courtesies shown Booker Washington. He is no doubt a very deserving person, what we do find fault with is that Mr. Roosevelt by virtue of this act, says to the people of the United State, and especially to the South, "The negro must be placed on the same ocial plane as white people. He shall not be kept down because his father was a slave, be cause his skin is black or yellow." The Prince of Wales by putting on a cer tain kind of coat, or wearing a certain shaped hat at the Derby, could at once make it bo popular that everybody else in the world rushed after it and got one just like it. We doubt, how ever, if everybody will entertain ne groes at dinner simply because Mr. Roosevelt entertained one. )let's apply the rule to another case. 6 oppose Mr. Roosevelt thought that th'_ cab drivers of New York were be in,, ostracised and held down below their real social plane. Suppose be knew some most excellent cab drivers, arid one especially, one who was a teacher of cab drivers, and had a school for cab drivers only, and on this ac count Mr. Roosevelt should entertah the head cab driver at dinner in the W bite House, would all New York rush after cab drivers and make lion* of them. Would they become a feature of all social functions, and be toasted everywhere, and would all New York se <k cab drivers as husbands for then da ughters V We think not. We nevei heard of Mr. Roosevelt entertaining cab drivers in his New York home, the so. al standing, npbuildiDg and for tunes of New York cab drivers have never disturbed Mr. Roosevelt to oui knowledge. A southern man writing to tbe Nevt V ork Sun on the Lcoker Washingtor I inner incident, says among othei ''A great deal of twaddle has beer idulged in in novels and cheap litera ire as to the hardships suffered bj 'fined and beautiful girls because, irsootb, they 'happened' to have bul tuint of the negro blood in theii uns. Do the people who allow them -1 yes to get worked up over these laginary cases ever stop to think how the taint got there? And can't they be made to understand that the smaller the taint the more shame tt the individual 'i Since intermarriage has always been prohibited, it follows tbe smaller the taint the more genera tions of births outside of wedlock. Would we even think white c iris prop er associates for our children when it was known that for many generations their parents, grandparents and all the rest did not think it necessary to marry?" This person knows that social equal -1 ty leads to marriage, and nothing so stands to the credit of Southern peo pie as that their daughters do not marry negroes, and no matter how much any president entertains them or what amount of gush there is over them or over the fact that they have been permitted to occupy the place of honor at the president's table, the same determination on the part of the true Southerner, not to amalgamate, will remain as before. Mr. McKinley, it was thought, would have broken the solid South had he served out his term. Mr. Roosevelt will make it Bnger and more solid if he continues ie course seemingly mapped, out. Register before sundown tomorrow. — ■ > . . President Roosevelt need not think it necessary to repeat the dose, his first one was sufficient. ■ m , The Hon. John Hampton Hoge talked every day last week, and he was a very happy man. ■ m —»-— The Spaniards know that they got jnst what Admiral Schley directed his men to give them. ■—•—•—♦ 1— Senator I[anna's announcement that he w'i) remain aggressively in polities means that there will be something in the a!r ont in Ohio for the next two or three years. • m. —• . . Don't fail to register or get your i transfers before sundown tomorrow. i DEATH OF GEN. j. A. WAKKER The death of Gen. Jas. A. Walker, I scarred on Sunday last at his i Wytheville, removes from i one of its most remarkable en. Walker was born and rear is county, he was a son of tho xander Walker, and has two Mrs. J. D. Craig and Miss kfary Walker, and one brother, s 11. Walker, DOW residing here as many ether relatives, whr ng onr best known and promt ople. He wh* < seated at the a Military Ins'itufe, aud il re his soldierly astes were de .which afterward brought bin iminence, and' 1 o doubt pavec r to his comm; i d of the ole ill Brigade, long time Gen. Walker was 3nt in Virginia Democratic aud it is generally believer :ved honors from that partj Fere not bestowed. This treat nibtless caused a coolness be' tween Dim and the Democrat!;: :caderi of that day, and possibly this was tc some extent the cause of his change o: political views later on, wlieu he be came a Repubii.iai and renmiued i member of that parts intil his death It is well known to ins. ;y of vis inti j mate friends that he did not believe he received the support from thai party due him, for he was much cast down when, in tbe contest with Judge Rhea for a seat in Congress from th< 9th district, the committee reported against him. He was ij politics as it war and in civil life, wonderfully ag gressive, especially so after he joinet I Republican party, and this ag iveness led to occasional strife. ti his friends regretted, the most us having developed when he shol ecretary of J ndge Rhea, and was elf severely wounded. a Confederate soldier, Gen. Walk s brave and true, as a friend he d to have been all that could be sd, as a husband and father he md and indulgent, as a lawyer he ible and laborious, in fact those mew him well regarded him as one of tbe besL lawyers in the State- His political course alone was the cause of the adverse criticism which ha* been heaped upon him iv recent years, and out of this grew all the turmoi; and strife of his later life. We are no) ■king to find fault with him ot Hint, that rule which we al ;ard. of treading lightly ovei the ashes of the dead, would precladi us from saying an unkind word or en tertaining an unkind feeling towan him. Who has not erred, and who i there that is not willing to throw tb. mantle of charity over the frailties o nature, and bury in the coffin with tin dead all but his virtues ? It is easy to find fault, but hard t be taultless, so that while Gen. Walk er might have shaped his course i; life differently, there are none wh cannot say that in many respects h was a great man, and as long as th name of the Stonewall Brigade live will his name be associated with it, f< had the remotest prospect of being elected Governor of Virginia on the fifth of next November, that prospect has been blasted and will never return to worry the .Democrats again. The Richmond Leader Bays: "The leaders of the domiiiant pari y in the State have never conceded lor a single moment that fih.li a tiling was remote ly probable, but they are now absolute ly confident of a sweeping- victory on the first Tuesday in November, and the Republicans are hopeless and cast down, if reports that com) iv are true. A prominent leader in the convention Isaid that it was reported in good s" thority that the Bituation had become 'panicky'about Republican heudquar jters in Alexandria, and that the big leaders there who were boujant ten days ago, were now declaring that all their fond hopes of victory had been blown out at one stroke by President Roosevelt when he had a negro U> dine with him in the White House, and thus undertook, in the face of public sentiment, to set the pace for social equality in the youth, and in tin country at large. "Of course, tbe Berj< ratio pro.v pects have looked op in ami ratit that those of the Republicans have declined. Members of the conveufior returning here from their homes are happy over the outlook, and many ol them declare that tbe now famous Roosevelt-Washington diiner has ten dered to solidify the white people ol the State under the banner of the Democratic party, and that it is wortt no less than 10,000 votes for Montague, Willard and Anderson. "The Democrats are indifferent ac to Mr. Hoges personal position on tbe question of the recent dinner at the White House. It is uot known how he feels upon the matter, but it is pointed out that two of the most trusted leaders of the party—Messrs. Pedigo and Summers- took a step in the di rection of encouraging social equality in their recent speeches in the conven tion, long before the President had Washington to dine with him in the White House, when they practically declared that negroes were as good at white men. "It is said that these leaders are booked for good places should Mr. I Hcge be elected, so should the Demo [cratsfailin the pending campaigr. some of them believe that the questior might be brought even closer home tc tbe Virginia people than the White J House in Washington, where it is said the President proposes to give 'pibald dinners from time to time. "But unless all signs fail, the Dem ocrats are not going to fail, but indi citions point to thetriumphat election lc f the State ticket and the return ol a large majority ot the Democratic 1 ominecs for both branches of the General Assembly, (food reasons are resigned for tlrs forecast. There hae leen a revoluii 1 of sentiment among the voters o* the State within the past ten days in uivor of the Democratic ticket. It has stiffened the courage of the weak kneed and brought back s >me who had contemplated straying awakening has, perhaps, been among the 'stay-at-home' voters, many of whom now say they cannot sit idly by and see their State endorse a party whose recognized head has outraged public sentiment and flung into the face of the South a precedent for es tablishing social equality between the races. "This is assigned by the Democrats as the greatest reason for the evident substantial improvement in their prospects of success. But there is an other and potent one which should not be overlooked. It is the renewal of | confidence in the Democratic party, brought about by the emphatic and official declarations made on the very highest authority, that no white man v, HI lose bis right of suffrage as a re j Bolt of the work of the Constitutional j Convention. These things, in con nection with the splendid fight which will be continued all along th<j lines until the night of November 4th. indi cate a sweeping Democratic victory, and it seems almost conceded by Re publicans as well as well as claimed by Democrat s. The eat has been let out of the bag. In other days our friends, the enemy, were accustomed to levy tribute on he poor olliceholder with impunity by a direct demand and scarcely veiled hreat of decapitation in the event of ion compliance. Since they have een summarily cut off from this high handed method of collecting campaign funds, they are firing from the bush in a more stealthy manner, but none the less systematically and determinedly and the office holder is still reminded that headquarters are entitled to a rake-off from his scanty earnings, and the wayfarer, though a fool, can, with half an eye, still discern the keen edge of the axe oyer his head if he should fail to come to time. The subjoined Inication was recently received deral officeholder and of itself eloquently. The post-mark bat its origin was not far from rly friend, Mark Hanna, the c Ohio S ate Journal, Sept. HO, 1901.) years ago the finance commit le Ohio Republican State exec romlttee prepared and mailed ir letter, calling attention to ortauce of the State campaign r and stating that voluntary itions for the legitimate cx l the State committee would jladly received. These letters iled to the leading Republi oughout the country. Because fhe letters were delivered to fficers within the government where they were employed, ous friends of the civil ser coutended that the law had reby violated and brought the o the attention of the federal ry. Tlie law on this subject oJicitiug campaign contribu in any officer or employe of ted States in any room or occupied by him in the dis f his official duties, but the ury very sensibly concluded as no violation of this law to i letter to a postmaster, or to ral officers in a government merely for the purpose of g him he might contribute to jaign fund if he so desired, was this letter so carefully is to clearly come within the I spirit of the law, but ex im the law and regulations everything contained therein n the subject, were also en every letter mailed, rter of the State Journal in -1 Mr. W. F. Burdell, who is urer of the finance committee, cc in the Board of Trade and asked him if his commit ted to send out a similar etter this year, rdell replied that he had no lod deal of discussion outside nmittee as to what the corn mid do iv the matter, but the >mmittee felt it ought to de [uestion for itself. "While ar letter sent out two years 3 Mr. Burdell, "was clearly atiou of the law, and that nade plain by tbe extracts law which accompanied the i the committee was subject ?at deal of criticism ou M if such action and considera ,-anee resulted. While the this year is just as irnpor is the one of two years ago. cratic victory this year would great a menace to our pres enty, and the expense of be campaign this year will large as was tbe expense two it has been decided not to ucu a circular this year. We at Republicans throughout y realize the importance of campaign iv Ohio. A Dem tory here would be in the rebuke to the National and ninistrations, and would reshadow the election of a c house of representatives It would mean that this (State would be redistricted and the number of Democratic congressmen from Obio largely increased. Realiz ing tbe importance of this year's cam paign, we feel sure that Republicans all over the country will gladly render their assistance without waiting for iae formality of a letter from our committee. It is only necessary the 1 ' should know that we will be glad of It makes little difference to most people of this country what this or that one may say in exteuuation of the act of President Roosevelt in dining with a negro at the White House last week. The fact remains that he has by such a thing virtually proclaimed social equality and placed himself on the plane of things as existing in Haiti and San Domingo. Mr. Roosevelt as a private citizen, would have bad the unquestioned right to dine negroes at his family board, but as President, in the White House, his act was the low ering of his own dignity and a reflec tion upon the millions of white people he represents. Bridgewater and Vicinity. Mrs. F. A. Richcreek and children . are visiting her mother at Moscow Miss Ida Hatfield returned last Fri day from a visit of several weeks to 1 Staunton and Parnassus. Miss Maud S. Seig, of Churchville, : was the gnest, on Monday night and Tuesday, of Miss Alice Davies. Miss Mary Fulton, of Mt Meredian, and Miss Addie Dickson, of Milnesville, spent Wednesday with Miss Rachel Bell at this place. Dr. J. D. Bucher is moving with his j family into the J. H.Lindsey property, on Main street, recently vacated by Mr. Tutwiler. Dr. D. A. Bucher and family expect to move into the prop- I erty, which has been occupied by Dr. J. D. Bucher, in a week or two.— I Bridgewater Herald. I, WASHINGTON LETTER. (From our Regular Correspondent.) As was to be expected a split ha come between the President and Sena tor Hanna. With those who had th. best interest of the party at heart wish e<i that these two gentlemen might l>< able to get along together they had lit tie ground on which to base any suet hopes. Mr. Hanna had so long exer cised a dictatorship authority over th< party and had so carefully laid his plan' to secure the nomination for himsel at the next national convention thai the succession of Mr. Roosevelt was i severe blow to his ambitions. Mr ttoosevelt with his positive disposition his iron convictions aud his forcefu method of putting them into executioi was almost bound torun counter to tb feelings of the Ohio "bo°s" even if h. had no ambition for a second term which he certainly has. During Mr McKinley's administration Mr. Haum had complete control of all ap poiutmeuts iv the South and had si UHPd them as to cement together i solid machine which would stani bound to do his bidding at the nex convention. President Roosevelt ha I set all this good work and propose make Southern appointments to sui nself. The appointment of Ex-«ov lor Jones was a direct set back t( s Hanna inaehiue and more will fol v, therefore Senator Hanna is sulk ; and talking of resigning, a threa iich will not have the slightest ef t upon the President, 'resident Roosevelt started out witl determination to build up a repub in party in the South aud by hii it appointments, but even more bj expressed sentiments, made a rnosl orable impression. So impressec the statement, of his plans was ole Howell, of Atlanta, that he ex ssed himself as believing that the ■sidciit Jwould succeed in building qaite a respectable party, but h< icladed with the sage advice thai . Roosevelt aud his party must Ik protection and let the negrc ie." This, unfortunately for Mr isevelt's ambitions, he could not do, I with that love of the spectacular eh led him to appear at the Nation Convention at Philadelphia in his Dnel's uniform, he invited Booker Washington to dine at the White use, Washington came and as he lolished the President's viands, so lemolished his popularity iv the th, and today all tbe good that had i accomplished by the appointment Ix-flovernor Jones, Dr. Clayton and :rs, has been extinguished, and the therner feels that Mr. Roosevelt is letter than any other republican lident, and that the first act of a ■essf ul local republican party would n attempt at his humiliation by exaltation of the negro, otwithstanding President Roose 's desire to be the first to advice the ltry of the conditions of the new Pauncefote treaty, the important ares have leaked out and are as fol i: The new treaty will set aside the ton Buiwerconvention, the Dni- Jtates will be the sole guarantor c neutrality of the canal and she c will have the right to fortify it. Je features practically dispose of the opposition met with in the Senate of the last Congress and it is assumed that definite canal legislation will be enacted by the Fifty-seventh Congress. The question of route, of course, re mains to be disposed of. While a ma jority of those interested seem to think that the Nicaraguan route will be adopted, the Panama Canal will not down and M. Hutiu, of the French Panama Canal Company, is now in Eigton to press the claims of his o consideration. It is M. Hutin's to sell their canal to the Govern nd it is understood that the price asked is $35,000,000. The only cloud on the canal sky is M. Hutiu and his associates, the fear being con fidentially expressed that the enemies of canal legislation may use the Pan ama Company's proposition as a means of delaying all legislation on the sub Notwithstanding Senator Frye's as surances that the new ship subsidy bill would be amended and presented in a form that would insure its almost im mediate passage, there still seems to be some friction in tbe republican camp ou the subject. Represenative Minor, of Wisconsin, recently called on the President to protest against ex ecutive support being given to the bill, even in its amended form. Mr. Minor pointed out to the President that the bill was so drawn as to convert most o£ the subsidy into the treasury of the International Navigation Company, and simply for making fast runs which they are now making and will continue to make, whether they receive any subsidy or not. Mr. Minor is in favor of a bill which will give encouragement to the slower class of freight carrying vessels and states that if the Frye bill is not so amended as to provide for a far wider distribution of the subsidies, he will prepare and submit a measure which will do so. It is said by people who have the President's confidence that he was a good deal annoyed at what he considered a lack of faith on the part of Senator Frye, iv asking his support for the bill and leaving him so much in the dark as to the manner in which its provisions would work out. Secretary Gage has not added in the least to his popularity by the expres sions of his views to the bankers at Milwaukee. Whatever the republican party leaders may think on the sub ject of the retirement of the green backs, they are not prepared to defend auy such issue before the country and they are annoyed with the Secretary of the Treasury for having given ut terance to such views while still a mem ber of the President's Cabinet. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Frank W. Hackett, has asked to be relieved, and it is stated that Judge Charles 11. Darling, of Rem'ngton, Vt., will be his successor. There is a rumor about that Mr. Hackett was to be made the scape goat for the Bureau of Navigation, and that he refused to submit and resigned. I can find no confirmation of the report, however, and simply state it for what it is worth. Mr. James Mitchell, of Arkansas, was in the city recently aud expressed himself as confident that Senator Jones would be reelected. He said: "The people of Arkansas are in favor of Sena tor Jones for two reasons; he is rec ognized as a worker in Congress, anc he can be depeuded upon to look oul for the interests of his own state.' Mr. Mitchell spoke in compliinentarj tones of Ex (iov. Clarke, but is sure that Senator Jones will be elected. Both Made a Mistake. "It is a matter of regret to the peo ple of the South, says Oov. Aycock, of North Carolina, that the social ques tion has been raised by President Roose velt. There is a genuine respect for the work Booker Washington has done, and his accepting the invitation of the President shows that he has not pro perly appreciated the feeling in the South. The South people are willing and anxious for the advancement of the negro, but they are not willing to overturn their social structure. Presi dent Roosevelt and Booker Washing ton have both made a mistake." Second Negro Invited. Richmond, Va., Oct. 22.—Giles B. Jackson, the well known negro lawyer of this city, secretary of the Negro Business League of Virginia and vice president of the National Association of which Booker T. Washington is president, is said to have been invited along with Washington to the now fa mous dinner at the White House. Jackson declined to discuss the mat ter, but a well known business man saw the telegram to Jackson, though he does not recall whether it was sign ed by Washington or by the President or the latter's secretary. Which ? Is Keezell paid to represent the coun sty of Rockingham in the Constitution - al Convention or to run the Democrat a ie campaign in tbi- county ?—Spirit - of tbe Valley i We will undertake to answer that - question Yankee-fashion, by asking i oue or two others. Is Park Agnew paid to attend to the > duties of Internal Revenue Collector i or to run the republican campaign in t Virginia? Is Asa Rogers paid to perform «irni i lar duties in the Etsteru District, or to assist Ague w in conducting machine I pulitlCS I I Is 8. Brown Allen paid to discharge I the duties of U S. Marshal or to run » politics in the Valley in lhe interest of l the syndicate of officeholders now Iv . control of the republican State organ • ization ? 1 Is Morgan Treat drawing salary from the U. S. tieasur> as Martha] for ! > the Eastern District of Virginia it as : » the recognized political manager for Hampton Hoge in Tidewater counties J Is Hugh Gordon Miller, the "boy i orator," paid to perform the duties o"r i assistant U. S. District Attorney or ' to scurry over the State delivering sophomoric speeches in behalf of the 1 aforesaid syndicate V Is John N. Davis receiving salary as postmaster at Woodstock or as chair man of the republican party in Shen andoah county? Is C. T. Holtzuian drawing pay from the government as postmaster at Liv ay ' or as chairman of the district commit tee of the republican party ? is the Rev. A. P. Funkhouser enti tled to a first class salary for perform ing the duties of postmaster at Har risonburg (which the Spirit of the Valley says he doesn't half way per form) or for bossing republican poll- ! tics in Rockingham, which even the ' Spirit knows he does do to the queen's ' taste ? i Is Postmaster Gentry at Elkton or J Postmaster Pennybacker at Broadway ' drawing salary for handling the mails ' or for helping Fuukhouser's county > committee disfranchise the Lewisites ? ( Finally— we're trying not to miss I anybody—is M. Botts Lewis paid to at- • tend to the duties of Deputy Collector • of Internal Revenue (which we ar<> ' willing enough to admit he does) or to c try to run republican politics in Rock- f ingham.which everybody (John Acker * included) knows he is not begining I to do ? I Now, which is it ?—Rockingham fi Register. n Petit Jurors. The following gentlemen have been summoned as petit jurymen for the county court for Tuesday, Oct. 29. R. Lee Trimble, J. 11. Patterson, W. A. Willson.-J. S. Caldwell, W. H. East, C. K. Henderson, W. G. Hildebrand, S. B. Harper, Geo. E. Layman, C. B Coiner, G. W. Brown, W. F. Fretwell, Wm. H. Moorman, J. W. Carpenter, Rankin A. Todd, Richard Hogshead, H. L. Wilson, Lee S. Christian, J. C. F. Bell and Geo. B. Crawford. Democratic Speaking In this District. The Democratic State Committee has made the following appointment for speakers in this section of the State: H. D. FLOOD. Nelson Court, October 28th. Clifton Forge, October 29th. Covington, October 30th. Buena Vista, October 31st. W. A. ANDERSON. Roanoke City, " 23, (night.) Fredericksburg, " 25, ( " ) Staunton, " 28. Lexington, Nov. 4. 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. 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When Oliv er Byron was having the scenery pre pared for "Ups and Downs of Life," his latest and most successful play, his aim was to have everything complete and as realistic as stage mechanism «be, one of the principal scenes play is the burning of an old ouse, and he was at his wits ends, as well as employing all his skill and ingenuity of his mechauical force to make i; :iioroughly realistic after perfecting several models, could not find oue to his liking when he surmised the right thing to do. was to get some ideas from a real fireman and with this end in view he sought the advise of his friend Chief Ed. Croker, of .New York Fire Department and telling of bis predicament he intimated to him that through his long experience in fighting fires he would be able to suggest some novel ideas. The Chief went to mem orizing, when he thought of the old boat house fire which occurred in his early days as a fire fighter. In the lower part of New York City near the Bowery, which was then a small and remote section, a fire was discovered in an old tumbled down shack, some time in the middle of the night and bid fair to be a vast conflagration, when aid was telegraphed for (telephones be ing then an unknown comodity) to the city and Chief Croker, then a fireman of one of the companies was dispatch ed with a engine and tender to the scene of the fire, not being able to save the old house he was consent to save the adjoining property and watch the old place burn, which took sometime, as it was built after a quaint Holland method. This fire the chief explained with thorough vividness. The author, Oliver Byron, bronght his senic artist and stage Carpenter for another inter view with the Chief and from this dis cription was evolved one of the most realistic and intense fire scenes ever exhibited on any stage. NAMING THE DAY. It would be impossible to name the day, which did not find a glad customer at our counters pur chasing A RING. 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 ai elegant line of fine Rings, Watch es and Jewelry. D. L. SWITZER, Jewel.br and Optician, No 3. E. Main Street. COR SALE OK RENT.—That desirable ■ brick dwelling, No. 9W. Frederick St. opposite the U. 8. Express Co 's office. In thorough repair, centrally located, and very desirable, especially for any one wishing to live near the business center of tneiity. Apply to T.C.MORTON, At Spectator Office. Duy Wedding Rings and Wedding Pres u ents at BOLEN'S Jewelry Store. TO IMIUGUISTS AND DOCTORS.—For 1 sale, a lot of drugstore fixtures, in cluding show cases, scales, bottles of diff ent sizes, Ac. Will be suitable for a drug stort- or a doctor's office. For terms call At or address, No. 6, NOUTH NEW STREET, oct 2.")-.'Jt Staunton, Va. I ICE TO TAX PAYERS OF AUGUS TA COUNTY :—Notice is hereby that the taxes for the year 1901 are eady for collection. I will meet the lyers of the county, in person or by , at the following places on the days niied prepared to receive all itation.Lanfl and Property Taies, for . county, district and school purposes. All taxes due fiom Beverly Manor dis trict, will be received at my office on New Courthouse street, next door to the county lall. I will be at Deerileld.Nov. 7th Spring Hill, Nov. Bth Craigsville, " Bth Mt. Solon, '• 12th Uhurchville, " nth Mt Sidney, " mth Newport. •' 7th New Hope, '- 15*16 MidiUebrook, " Bth Waynesbi ro, "15&16 Spottswood, " 11th Stuart's Draft," 19th Greenville, " 13th Fishersvllle, " 2Uth Parnassus, " 7th HT" Please note carefully tbe days the books of each district will be out and do not come to pay on those days. All per sons failing U. pay by December Ist will be Charged Five fee cent Additional. My office will be open every day (Sundays excepted) for the collection of taxes until Dec. Ist. No taxes will be collected from any district while the books are out of the office, Tbe books of no district will be out of the office more than four days. By referring to the above dates it will easily be seeD what days the books of any district will ba away from the office. J. N. McFARLAND, oct 2S-2t County Treasurer. GOODS !> Are coming in every day, and our different departments are becoming more complete all the time. A Big Lot of Coats Arrived Yesterday, and we cannofsay more in their praise than that they are the Prettiest and most Stylish yet shown. Those who have visited our Ready-to-Wear Department will know what that means. NEW COAT SUITS! NEW DRESS GOODS! Await your inspection. Millkr & Bradley, CASH PEOPLE. S ANEW - g* a DEPARTMENT! jL # $ S, THE PAL .IS ROYAL Ipl/U fi\ added in connection with their M%C ilLi I J /-^ Millinery, a Ladies' Tai- O* Garment Department $! which is in charge of Madam Gru- v^^ the well known id artistic .'^3w ■gg* Dressmaker, who wil be pleased f J 'AY serve her frienes and customers. 1 r|*'-A 35" 5« Think of a stylish Silk Lined f' ; \ )ys^_ f $10.00. 1 You don't take any chance S* S with the suit you BUY here. X It will fit as though made g£ you. » PALAIS ROYAL. & mmwmmmmmtm TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTnmT ti I B | % %^i And Gents' Furnishing Store! Opposite New Court House. LARGE STOCK OF MEN'S BOY'S pi HTUCO AND CHILDREN'S OLUIHto, Of the Very Latest Styles. You are cordially iuvited to call aud examine our goods and get prices HANGER & GARBER, 25 S. Aipdi SI. Mew Stock of Silver Tableware—solid and 11 plated—at BULENS Jewelry Store. 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. ar " o d erope is from most gratifying expressions valne and the help that -»c proves to Farmers and on request. Write for it and j of any seeds desired, T.W. WOOD & SONS, Seed Growers & Merchants. RICHMOND, VA. 'SEED HOUSE IN THE SOUTH. The information given Catalogue about different our customers' and - experience. We » ceipt of the mop as to the great our Catalogue Gardeners mailed *- prices sep 20 6t UIANTED.—o nor before tii , Ist of De ■■ cember.to employ a food, reliable and industrious w'lite man, v.ith family to take charge of my farm. One that un derstands farming, and ot feeding rattle, etc. Must have first-class references. Write to D. B. TAYI OR, oct il-4t Deerfieli . Va. Rockingham Register copy , MONEY to lend on improved rea estate. HARM H. blease, Masonic Temple. Staunton, Va. New Grocery Store. Bostitapr t Co., 23 East Main Street. , Now open and ready for business with an entirely NEW STOCK of 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. Itaug 30-ly NEW NOVELTY GOODS! Come early and get choicest styles. 22 WEST MAIN ST. M ire Now Best To Serve Your Wants in HEADWEAR Our Stock is larger am] more varied • >n ever before. Our trimmers anil thoroughly understand the art, and are sure of pleasing you. It will pay you to see what we can do for you before you bay Wsewliere. The Staunton Millinery Mrs. MINNIE P. KXTRKI.KT. 3~ K. Main St., ScM Sloes . . . FJft THE LITRE 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.