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FRIDAY, OCT. 25.
Mr. B. F. Lyle, of Bath county, was
in the city this week on business.
Mr A. B Kingan has accepted apo
sition at Newport News.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fix, of Craigs
ville, were in the city last week.
Senator John IS. Opie will address
the voters at Waynesboro today (25th)
and at Greenville tomorrow (20th).
Mr. John W. Calhoun, of Deerfield,
was in the city this week on business,
and paid our office a visit.
Mr. J. R. Kemper, who has been laid
up at his home for a week by sickness,
is again at his office here.
I Mrs Geo. W. Eyler aud Miss Katie
I Eyler, of Waynesboro, I'enu., are vis
iting Mrs. John H. Wehn.
Miss Amelia Kinney, who took pneu
monia in Richmond during the carni
val is improving.
Mr. S B. McFall, of the Harrison
burg Milling Co , spent Sunday with
his mother at Mt. Solon.
Mrs. G. G. Gooch is visiting Mrs. R.
F. Hunter, at2ls East Franklin street,
Rev. W. Q Hullihen reached home
last week from his extended tour of
Mr. W. H. Watts, of Dooms, spent
last week with his son, Sheriff N. C.
Mrs. C. G. Berry and Mrs. Dr. George,
of Moffett's Creek, visited Mrs. J W.
McClung, in Lexington last week.
Miss Norma Strauss, of Charleston,
S. C, is the guest ot her brother, Mr.
L G. Strauss.
Judge Henry W. Holt aud family left i
Friday to visit Judge Holt's father iv
Mr. Gilmer Weston, of Wytheville,
was here this week, having come to
join his wife who is visiting her par
ents, Judge and Mrs. Charles Grattan. '
PUTNAM FADELESSDYES areas easy
to use as soap. No muss or failures. 10c
per package. Sold by Willson Bros Staun
ton, N. 1 Kagey, Weyer's Cave, Va. lm
Mrs. John R. Anderson, of Lexing
ton, passed through the city this week
en route to Sherman, Texas, to visit
jt her daughter.
Rev. John Uuff and Mr. 8. W. Ster
rett, of Highland, passed through the
city Monday en route to Lynchburg to
attend the meeting of Synod.
Capt. James H. Waters and Miss
May Miller have returned from Lynch
burg, where they visited Mrs. John W.
Carroll and witnessed the carnival.
Mrs. C. M. Louthan, who has been
visitiug her sister, Mrs B. B. Buch
anan, left Monday for Snyder, to visit
Mrs. 11. L. Wilson.
Mr. J. M. Whitmore, who has been
visiting friends in Virginia, left this
week for bis home in Lawrence, Ne
Capt. Thos. D. Hanson aud Capt. T.
C. Morton are attending the meeting
of the Grand Camp of Confederate
Veterans in Petersburg.
Mr. Maryatt Steele, of Steele's Tav
ern, has been taking in the Pan-Amer
~ican Exposition, aud was also iv Balti
more purchasing his stock of goods.
Mrs. Griffith, of Alleghany county,
who came to attend the funeral of her
sister, Miss Daisy Mann last week, was
stricken with erysipelas while here.
Mrs. C. M. Zirkle.of Richmond, who
was here to attend the Tiniberlake-
Morton wedding, returned home Fri
Mr. and Mrs. R V. Parr, and Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. Reid, of Craigsville,
spent Friday and Friday night in the
Mrs. T. B. Hoge, of Baltimore, who
spent some time here with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Thos. J. Harman, left last
week for home.
Major T. C. Elder reached home last
week from San Francisco, where he
attended the general convention of the
Episcopal church, iv which he took an
Mr. C. S. Bradley, of Miller & Brad
ley, spent Sunday at his old home in
Fredericksburg, and went from there
to Baltimore to replenish his stock of
« dry goods.
T Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Weade have issued
cards to the marriage of Miss Mattie,
their daughter, to Homer B. Coiner,
St. James church, October 30, at 9:30
The Rockbridge Supervisors have ap
pointed Mr. Samuel W. Wilson super
intendent of the county alms house iv
place of Mr. O. 13. Dunlap, who left
the county Monday.
Dr. i->. Bell Kerr, surgeou in the Uni
ted States Navy, and who has juct re
turned to this country, was the guest
of his sister, Mrs. W. II Landes, this
Mr. Frank Ache, of Lehigh Valley,
Perm., has recently made Virginia his
home, and is at Portland in charge of
the Virginia-Portland Cement Co.'s
Capt. G. G. Gooch has bought for
$16,200 the interest of Chas. E. Hoge
in the block ou Main street adjoining
the Y. M. C. A. building ou the east
and the building on the southwest cor
ner of Main St. and Central avenue.
Miss Emma Jordan died on Thursday
morning of last week at the home of
~ her sister, Mrs. William Bear, near
Churchville, aged about4o years, after
an illness of seven weeks of typhoid
fever. Her funeral took place Friday
from the Lutheran church of that place.
Miss Jordan was a sister of Mrs. An
drew R. Moyer, of this city.
Mr. Robert L. Chiles, of Richmond,
i visiting friends iv this city.
Mr. J. R. Gregory was in Craigsville,
this week on business.
Mrs. Thomes McClure.of Spottswood,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Annie
McCown, on Kerr's Creek, Rockbridge.
Betsy Bell is on fire and at night pres
ents a beautiful sight. It was burning
brightly last night.
Mr. Harvey L. Wilson, of the Rich
mond News, was in the city this week
on his way to Harrisonburg. He goes
to write up the political situation there
for his paper.
Mr. <i. M. Teabo, a foreman at the
Va. Portland Cement Go's Works,
Craigsville, was iv the city Monday
last to employ hands for the big plant
he represents. He returned that even
ing with quite a gang of workmen.
Mr. N. H. Meeks, of Advance, Indi
ana, who is visiting relatives in this
county, has an interesting letter in his
home paper, "The Hustler," descrip
tive of his trip over the C. & O to
The Catholic church at Pine Grove
on Jackson River, iv Highland county i
was dedicated on Wednesday of last
week. The dedication sermon being
preach by Rev. Father W. Gaston
Payne, of Clifton Forge.
Clifton Forge Review: Miss Fannie
X Taylor, who has been a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. R. P. Hawkins for a fortnight
left last night for Richwood, Nicholas
county. W. Va., where she will teach
during the coming session.
Johu D. Glover, administrator of
Mrs. Eliza Shilllett, who was struck
and killed by a train at Craigsville,
last December, has entered suit in the
circuit court against the C. & O. Ry.
for $10,000 damages.
Misses Ellie Vaughn, of Roanoke,
Sallie Cunningham of Richmond,
Luia Crews, of Chatham, and Messrs.
I. C. and W. C. Morton, of Newport
News, who were here last week at
tending the Timberlake-Morton wed
ding have returned home.
Two wheat ricks belonging to Mr.
E. L. Coiner, of near Fishersville, were >
destroyed by fire last week. They
caught from a spark from the thresh
ing engine. About 4CO bushels of wheat j
was destroyed. The threshing machine
was also destroyed.
Prof, and Mrs. C. T. Jordan, of Lis '
Cruees, New Mexico, arrived here this
week to spend the winter. Prof. Jor j
dan was for a number of years super- j
inteudent of the county schools and '
was very popular. He and his wife
were given a warm welcome by their!
Harrisonburg News: Miss Anna:
Woodward, of Stannton, is visiting the
Misses Roller at their home on South
Main street.—Charles Huffman, of the
Weyer's Cave neighborhood, and Miss
Lula Sherman, of Mt. Crawford, were !
married at the latter place Tuesday'
morning by the Rev. Mr. Wright.
Mr. G. W. Carr died at his home iv ;
Waynesboro ou Wednesday night of
last week, in his 54th year. He is sur j
vived by his wife and three daughters, j
The funeral took place Friday morning I
from G race Lutheran chnrch, the ser-j
vices being couducted by Rev. E. C. I
W. J. Showalter has resigned his |
position with the Evening News, of
Harrisonburg, to accept an engage j
meut with the New York Journal. |
Mr. Showalter was in town Saturday j
en route to Mirador, to gettheadvanc j
ed story of the Brookes Langhorne |
wedding for his paper.
Mr. Samuel B. McCorkle and Miss i
Annie B Byers were united in marri-:
age at the manse of the Second Pres ;
byteriau church on Wednesday after
noon, by Rev. Dr. W. N. Scott. They j
were attended by Mr. Rudolph Bum
gaodner and Miss Mary Todd. Both |
are very popular, and received many
congratulations from their friends.
The Covington Sentinel says that on j
the examination of the body of Mr. j
Jacob Moyers, who was supposed to '
have been killed by a train last week,
it was found that he had been shot j
and his body put on the track for the •
train to run over. Robbery is sup
posed to have been the object of the
Highland Recorder: Mr. E. A. Dud
ley sold to Mr. Yeats 50 head of three
year old cittle averaging 1,412 pounds
per head—none of these cattle were
over three years old —also 40 head of
two-year-old cattle averaging 1180
pounds per head. Mr. Dudley can bosst
of having the "boss" lot of two year-old
cattle of the season.
The Victoria Furnace people at
Goshen, have jnsf reopened their brse
lime stone quarry at Craigsville, and
have put Mr. Harvey Ham, lately of
Coviugtou, in charge of the work as
Superintendent, Mr. Ham is a man of
experience and will push the work en
trusted to him vigorously. He wants
men and will give employment at good
wages to all able bodied men who want
Monday morning about 4 o'clock the
stable of Hon. A. C. liraxtou-was found
to be on fire. The flames had enwrap
ped the whole building before discov
ered, and when the firemen arrived all
they could do was to prevent the spread
of the fianies. Two valuable horses,
one hundred chickens aud a large
ainouut of feed was destroyed. The
fire is thought to be of incendiary ori
gin, as this is fourth fire in that neigh
borhood recently. The loss is about
$3,000, with about $1,500 insurance on
building and contents.
Mr. John D. Crowle, has issued in
vitations to the marriage of his daugh
ter. May Drury, to Mr. Thomas C.
Bowling. The ceremony will take
place at Trinity Episcopal church
next Wednesday at noon. The bride
will be attended by her cousin, Mrs.
Wallace P. Whitmore, of Baltimore,
as maid of honor, and Misses Jessie
Bowling and Katie Eichelberger, as
bridesmaids. The groom's attendants
will be Harry W_» Bowling, as best
man, and Harry Warden, of Berry
ville, F. W. Bell, W. B. Trout, J.
Walker McChesney, J. Lewis Bum
gardner and Thos. Hogshead.
Alfred Loeb went to Philadolphla,
this week to enter a business house
there. He was accompanied by hie
mother, Mrs. Ferdinand Loeb. who
will remain awhile visiting relatives.
On the evening of Out 10, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Montgomery, of Deerfield,
celebrated the2s;h anniversary of their
marriage. A large number of their
friends assembled to wish them many
happy returns of the day. It was a
most enjoyable occasion, and thor
oughly enjoyed by those present.
There are five gubernatorial tickets
in the field this year in Virginia. They
are headed by A. J. Montague, Demo
crat; J. Hampton Hoge, Republican;
O. C. Rucker, Prohibitionist; J. J.
Quautz, Socialist; Hugh D. Mac Tier,
The local lodge ot Elks decided on
Monday night to have au Elks home
here. A committee composed of Messrs
F. A. Queusen, chairman, F.W.Hager,
James Dore, Adolpii Loeb and A. A.
Eskridge, was appointed to inquire iv
to and report to the lodge as to the ad
visability of building or buying some
home already built.
A party of ladies and gentlemen left
this week for a drive through Augusta
and Highland couuties. Iv the party
were Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Robertson,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Tarns, Mr. and
Mrs. James R. Taylor, Mrs. Carter
Harrison and Miss M. P. Duval. They
will go as far as Monterey and then re
By laundering collars aud cuffs at
1 cent each, the Model Steam Laundry
will stop some money going to China
from thisjilacp, and if the Chinamen
wish to visit the "Flowery Kingdom"
it will give them a chance to walk.
oct 25 4C adv.
Mr Ernest Whitesell. professional
landscape and portrait photographer,
of Clifton Forge, with S. S. Griffith,
Son & Co., has been at Craigsville dur
ing the past week doing some fine
work in his line. Mr. Whitesell, and
his father who now resides in Coving
ton, are iv tbe same business, and are
both former residents of Augusta.
On Thursday night of last week Au
gusta Council No. 4M, Royal Arcanum
celebrated its 21st anniversary by ex
ercises at the opera house, followed by
a banquet at Columbian Hall, at which
plates were laid for 450 people. During
the period of its existence the sum of
$81,000 has been paid to deceased mem
hers,and it now has on its roll 208 of our
leading citizens. The exercises at the
opera house consisted of music by the
Stonewall Band, remarks by James C.
Blanks,of Norfolk; Sol. M. Bloomberg,
of Richmond, and others, while Mrs.
A. Hume Sprinkle sang beautifully
'•He was a Prince." Tie banquet was
served by Mr. W. R. Newman In a
most acceptable manner, and the com
mittee: Messrs. E. Nothnagel, J. L.
Templeton, J. H. Woodson, J. Frank
Garbe*. and J J. Prufer, under whose
direction the entertainment was giv
en, deserve great credit for the enjoya
My Uncle from Japan.
A crowded house greeted the Staun
ton amateurs at the opera house last
night, on which occasion "My Uncle
from Japan" received its iuitial pro
duction before a Staunton audience.
To say that the play pleased them
would be expressing it mildly, judging
from the frequent outbursts of laugh
ter and applause. The various roles
were so well handled by the different
members of the company, that to dis
criminate would be unfair, but it is
sufficient to say that all proved them
selves to be tbe best buuch of fun
makers ever seen together. The per
formance was under the direction of
Mr. Warner Olivier, to whom great
credit is due for the excellent manner
in which he had reheated and staged
The performance will be repeated
tonight and will doubtlers have another
full nous? as it is well worthy of the
Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock
Chester Mehurin, the little 7-year-old
son of Mrs. O. C. Mehurin, was struck
by the C. & O. shifting engine near the
bridge ov*>r the Valley Ry. track. He
was picked up by two colored women
and taken to the C. & O. depot, where
Drs. H. H. Henkel and E. Lacy Gibson
gave him prompt attention. It was
found on examination that his shoulder
was dislocated, his eye badly bruised
and an ngly cut on the head. He was
removed to the King's Daughters
Hospital, where his wounds were
At last account the little fellow was
resting comfortably, and bids fair to
make a speedy He is the
youngest brother of Mr. W. P. Mehu
rin, and a nephew of Gen. George W.
Stevens, president of the O. & O. Ry.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boaz Reach Fort
Fort Worth Register: Last Thursday
evening a very pretty reception was
tendered Mr. and Mrs. Clement A
Boaz by the parents of the former. Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Boaz, at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Luther B Coiner, on
St. Louis avenue. About 150 guests
were daintily served in the dining
room, which was beautifully decorated
with red carnations and smilax. The
reception ball and parlors were trim
med with LaFrauce roses. A band of
musicians rendered sweet music
throughout the evening, which adJed
much to the gaily of conversation.
There were many pretty costumes, and
the affair was a very warm welcome to
Mrs. Boaz into Fort Worth srciety.
She was formerly Miss Lucilla Booker
of Lexington, Va.
Mr. Braxton wins His Fight.
The feature of Monday's session of
the convention, which lasted from noon
until 2 o'clock p. m., was the adoption
of an amendment offered by Mr. Brax
ton, of Augnsta, to section 12 of the
Bill of Rights, providing that "any citi
zen may speak, write and publish his
sentiments on all subjects, being re
sponsible for the abuse of that liberty."
This amendment, relating to free
dom of speech and press, has been re
jectedboth in the Committee on Bill
of Rights and in Committee of the
Whole, and its adoption by the con
vention Monday by a vote of 37 to 17
was something of a surprise, though it
was not fought with any very great
Mr. Braxton spokeably fortheamend
ment. and it wns opposed briefly by
Stale School Funds.
The annual apportionment of the
funds for State public school has been
made and the counties in this section
will receive the following amounts:
Augusta, $3,302.92; Alleghany, 51.27 G.
96 ; Bath, $531.63 ; Botetourt, $1,705.
--99; Buena Vista, $232 03; Highland,
$595.55 ; Rockbridge, $2,443.53 ; Rock
ingham, $3. 381.59; Staunton, $490 19 „
Supt. E O. Peale has apportioned the
state funds among the districts of the
county as follows: Beverly Manor,
$683.52 ; North River, $400 44 : Middle
River, $612.58; South River, $660.58;
Rlvei heads, $446.44 ; Pastures, $379.99;
West Augusta Pointers.
West Augusta, Oct. 23.—Rev. H. W.
Lindauiood, pastor of the Clay Hill (J.
B. Church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Mc-
Gan.of the West Augusta M.E. Church
commenced ou last Sunday night a
series of protracted meetings which is
expected to last for a period of a con
pie weeks. We hope the Lord may
prosper them in their good work.
Dr. J. J. Shannon and wife, of
Craigsvillp, en route to Highland coun
ty, spent Sunday in our neighborhood.
Road Commissioner R. L. Trimble,
accompanied by Supervisor D. F.
Hoover and Road Director Henry Bay
lor spent last Saturday surveying a
route for a new road though the lands
of M. J. Stoutainyer, T B Anthony
and others, the said road if built would
be a great impiovemeut over the pres
Mr Emmett Baylor, of Churchville,
was the guest of Mr. W. H. Argeubriglu
ou last Sunday.
We are sorry to say that Sir. Samuel
Bausermau is on the sick list at this
Miss Lena Morris, of Deerfield, is vis
iting her sister. Mis. W. L. Vaufossen,
of this place.
Mrs. H. R. Fadely accompanied by
Mrs. G. N. Rippe.oe, speut Saturday
and Sunday visiting friends and rela
tives at. Jenning'e iiap.
Mr. W. C. Lxnge, of the Buffalo Gap
section, spent Monday with his brother
iu law, Mr M. R. Coalter.
Mr. G. N Wilson of Highland coun
ty, speut a few days with his sister,
Mrs. R F. Hamilton.
W. B. Fisher returned home with
his engine and threshing machine on
last Wednesday night he having finish
ed his season's threshing.
We learn that tbe firm of Rippetoe
& Myrtle, lath manufactors have dis
solved partnership and the factory will
be run hereafter by Mr. Samuel Myr
The Virginia Presbyterians.
The eleventh annual session of the
Synod o£ Virginia is being held in the
First Presbyterian church, of Lynch
burg, aud was opened with a sermon
by the retiring moderator, the Rev. A.
H. Hamilton, D. D., of Steele's Tavern,
The committee on entertainment
made preparations for 250 delegates.
The Synod has much routine and other
matters to consider. At the meetiug
iv Newport News las', fall a resolution
was introduced that a committee be
appointed to consider the division of
the synod. Its consideration was de
ferred until the Lynchburg meetintr.
Some advocated dividing the synod in
to two parts, and others are iv favor
of dividing it into three.
Another matter of interest is the
twentieth century fund for education,
A committee was appointed at the last
meeting to report at Lynchburg. This
committee consists of Dr. H. A. White,
of Lexington; Rev. F. T. McFaden, of
Lynchburg, and Dr. F. J. Brooke, of
Alexandria. A report was formulated
at a conference held in Lynchburg iv
the spring and will be presented.
The meeting is being held in the
First Presbyterian church, one of the
handsomest edifices of the hind in the
city, if not in the state. It was dedi
cated, free of debt, in KOO, and cost
$45,000. The pastor is Rev. F. T. Mc
Facien, who was called to Lynchburg
from Marion in October, 1895, to sue
ceed Rev. W. T. Hall, D. 1) now pro
fessor of theology iv the Column*.
S. C, Seminary. .
Among the standing committees an
nounced by the Moderator were the
Bills and Overtures—Rev. A. H.
Hamilton, D. D., aud Rev. R. H.
Fleming, D. D.
Judicial—Rev. G. W. Finley, D. D.,
and Rev. F. J. Brooke, D. D.
Union Seminary—Rev. J. R. Graham
D. D., and Rev. G. A. Wilson, D. D.
U. 0. c.
The J. E. B. Stuart Chapter held a
delightful meeting ou Wednesday,
when annual reports were read. A
motion of thanks to the Stonewall
Jackson camp of veterans and other
friends who assisted so generously to
make the Grand Division convention
one to be remembered. Contributions
were made to tbe Virginia window io
old Blandford ehprch at Petersburg,
aud to the Winnie Davis dormitory in
the Normal School at Athens, Ga.
The third appeal was at once granted
to aid in a John H. Reagan fountain
in Palestine, Texas, where the Chapter
has his name. As this sole survivor
of tbe Confederate cabinet is seriously
ill, all hearts were touched.
The delegates and alternates to the
U. D C. convention in Wilmington,
N. C, on Nov. 13th, are as follows:
Mrs. S. T. McOullongb, Mrs. G. G.
Gooch, Miss Charlotte A. Ranson,
Miss Elizabeth McOne, Mrs. Henry
Hutchinson, and Misses Elizabeth
Jones, Mary Haine6 and Lucy L°e
The next meeting will be on Nov.
20, when the officers vvillbe elected for
HOI 2, and the re-furnishing of the
Confederate room at the Kings
Daughters Hospital will be completed,
and the delegates to Wilmington will
make their report*.
The Chapter is growing, and does
great good in aiding aged veterans
and their wives or widows. They will
sell the Davis caleudars again at 2*c
for the monument fund, and serve as
the auxiliary to Stonewall Jackson
With Our Advertisers
Miller & Bradley, the up-to date mer
chants, have just received a fine new
line of coat suit. Call and see them,
as they are hard to excel!.
County Treasurer McFarland notifies
tax payers when and where tbey can
meet him to pay their taxes for 1901.
H. H. Bolen has a flue line of wed
H. L. Lang tells of his line of watch
es, which are the best that can be
Drug store fixtures and furuituie
suitable for druggists or a doctor's of
fice are for sale cheap. Call at or ad
daess, No. 6 North New street, this
Makes delicious hot biscuit,
griddle cakes, rolls,
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM ST. NEW YORK.
j HON. W. A. ANDERSON.
Hon. Wm. A. Anderson,Democratic
nominee for Attorney General, will
address the voters of Augusta at Co
lumbian Hall next Monday(Court day).
Major Anderson is one of the best
speakers on the stump, and our peo
ple should not fail to hear bim.
A DELIGHTFUL EVENING.
| Canton Staunton Formally Instituted
Witb 40 Memners— Officers Installed
Friday evening last Canton Staun
-1 ton No. 2, Patriarchs Militant, was
j formally mustered in by Maj. John 1.
j Brown, of Washington. Tnere were
j present 35 chivaliers aud honorary
I members, including members from
I Central Encampment of this city and
; Bethel Encampment of Craigsville.
l'tie following is a roster of the can
ton—Captain, H. H. Hallow; Lieu
tenant, R. V. Parr; Ensign, Wm. A.
Kidd; Clerk, A. S. Woodhouse; Ac
countant, J. Luther Dull; Standard-
Bearer, J. Guilford Dudley; Guard,
W. P. Lackley; Sentinel, J. Charles
Williams; Pickett, Chas. D. Swartz:
Chivaliers—l. L. Huff, J. S. Pence, J.
M. BrufEy, W. H. Fix, 11. W. Rey
nolds, J. A. Newman, It. E. Vint,
Homer Haruff, W. A. Kipps, R. S.
Keid, H. H. Cox, C. M. Carroll, Dr.
W. F. Stout, S. D. Gochenour, J. W.
Sheets, W. F. Lickliter, John L. Hoy,
E. C. Hardy, L. K. Reid, J. B. Gools
by, S. M. Banner, Geo. M. Teabo,
Fits Baier, Powell Davis, M. J.-
Hewitt and J. B. Ross. Honorary
members—Thos. J. Crowder, William
Lamer, S. W. Wilson, F. R. Berry, J.
H. Kidwell, J. B. Coffelt and W. R.
Directly after the ceremonies in the
lodge room were concluded, they ad
journed to the banquet hall below
were joined by their guests,
many of whom were ladies, and sat
dowu to a table loaded with every
delicacy of the season, spread for
them by caterer W. R. New
man. Toastmaster H. H. Hariow
called on Mayor W. H. Laudes to in
voke divine blessing on the assemblage,
after which all did full justice to the
good things set before tnem.
After supper Capt. Harlow in intro
ducing the speaker of the evening, Maj.
Brown, told how Staunton Lodge No.
45 was instituted iv January, 1847,
with five members, of whom the ven
eral A. M. Simpson was one. Mr.
Simpson is the oldest Odd Fellow in
the. State, and probably in the United
States, he having join the order in
Alexandria at the age of 21. He is
now iv his 92d year, making his mem
bership in the order TO years. Capt.
Harlow stated that since that institu
tion there had been organized in the
county and city 15 lodges with over a
thousand members, 3 Encampments
with SOU members, 2 Rebekah lodges
with a membership over 200, and now
a Canton of Patriachs Militant. He
then in a few words introduced Major
The speaker gave an interesting ac
count of the military branch of the
order from its foundation. He told how
hard it had been to get the Sovereign
Grand Lodge to even agree to let tbe
members wear their regalia in public,
out that since its incipiency this
brance of the order had made wonder
ful progress. He stated that at tbe
recent session of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge at Indianapolis there were
7,000 uniformed men in the parade.
At the conclusion of Maj. Brown's
address. Hon. Jos. A. Glasgow on be
half of the llebekahs, presented him
a beautiful bouquent, which he
ackuowledged in graceful terms, saying
that his visit to Staunton would always
be a bright spot on memory's tablet.
Thus closed a pleasaut evening, enjoy
ed by all who had the please of being
County Clerk Harry Burnett issued
licenses to the following couples who
w> re married this week.
Ernest G. Talley and Miss Bertie B.
Hoibert, married at Annex on the 23rd.
Joseph C. Palmer and Miss Carrie E.
Leonard, married at Waynesboro on
Ernest C. Forsythe and Miss Ida F.
Perry, married at Spring Hill on tbe
Staunton. ,Va. Oct, 24.1901.
Corrected By J. A. Fauver & Uo., an J tlie
Country Produce .
Flour—patent 4.25(a) 4.50
Family 3.75 a 4.00
Straight 3.55 a 3.75
Bbkh — M
Chickens (young) per lb 123
Irish Potatoes 63
Corumeal (a) 75
Mixed Hay 10.55
Timothy Hay -"— a 11 50
Olover Ha-v 8.00 a a.OO
Live Stock Markets.
Baltimore, October 17,
Cattle—Receipts for the week 4,758 head
against 4,860 last week.
The very few choice cattle on the market
were disposed of at about steady prices,
while all other grades closed slow and
dull at from 10 to 25c lower.
Quote—Choice butcher steers $5 00 to
$5.:i5; srood, $4 30 to -?4.70; common to me
dium, $3.25 to $4 00.
Hoys—Fair supply; market weak. Quote
Westerns $7.60 to §7.70; from other points
$7.20 to *7.40; roughs $5.00 to $0 25,
Sh:e;t—Fair supply; market, slow. Quote
• common to prime £1 50 to $3 75.
Lanils—Fair supply; market dull. Quote
common to prime So to $5.
Calves—Fair supply; market firm. Quote
common to good $3.50t0 $7.
Fresh Cows—Fair supply: common to
fair $17.50 to $32 50; good to choice $35
Watches at a Price!
Men do not as a rule make the
mistake of buying bargain watches,
bat they frequently make an equally
Nine men out of every ten flatter
themselves that they know a good
watch when they see it.
They are careless about the re
pute and responsibility of the firm
they buy from; and live to regret it.
It is our rule never to sell a watch
that we cannot guarantee an accurate
time keeper. Having bought largely
of the following, these prices will rule
as long as they last:
18 size Silverine case, (dust
proof) screw bezel, Elgin or
Walthan movement, open
face,. . . - ". $5.00
18 size Silverine case (dust
proof) screw bezel, Seth &
Thomas movement, open face, $3 50
H. L LANG,
Staunton, - - Virginia.
Gen. James A. Walker Dead.
Gen. James A. Walker, a brother of
Hon. Silas H. Walker, Miss Hanna
Mary Walker and Mrs. J. D. Craig,
of this county, died at his home in
Wytheville, on Sunday morning after
an illness of about a monta. of dysen
tery. His condition had been critical
for the previous week, and his death
was looked for at any time.
SKETCH OF HIS CARKHH.
Gen. James A. Walker was born in
Augusta county, Va., iv September,
1833. He graduated at the Virginia
Military Institute and afterward stu.
died law at the University of Virginia
under the late Prof. John B. Minor.
He married Miss Sarah A. Poage, of
Augusta county, and in 1854 he remov
ed to Newbern, in Pulaski county,
where he entered upon the practice of
his profession. A notable incident of
his early life was that while a cadet at
the Virginia Military Institute he chal
lenged Major Thomas J. Jackson, af
terward the world-renowned "Stone
wall" Jackson, to fight a duel. Jack
son was then a professor in the school.
At the beginning of the war between
the States he was captain of a fine vol
unteer company—the Fulaski Guards
(afterward Company C, Fourth Vir
ginia Infantry—and in April, 1861,
Captain Walker was promoted to the
rank of lieutenant-colonel and was as
signed to the Thirteenth Virginia In
fantry, of which A. P. Hill was col
onel. In March, 1862, be was again
promoted, becqpiing colonel of the
Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, vice
Hill, promoted to brigadier-general.
In May, 1863, a third promotion raised
him to the rank of brigadier-general,
and he was assigned to the command
of the "Stonewall" Brigade.
At the close of the war he returned
to Pulaski and resumed the practice of
In 1869 he was nominated for Lieu
tenant Governor on the ticket with
Col. R. E. Withers for Governor and
Hon. J. L. Marye for Attorney-Gen
eral. As is known, this ticket was af
terward withdrawn, and that contain
ing the names of Gilbert C. Walker
and others substituted in its place.
Following this, General Walker was
elected to the Virginia House of Dele
gates from Pulaski county, serving
two terms in that body. As a Demo
crat he was an aspirant for Congress in
the Ninth district, but was never suc
cessful in receiving the nomination,
in 1877 he was elected Lieutenant Gov
ernor, and in 1885 was a candidate for
Attorney-General on the Democratic
ticket, but was defeated by Hon. R.
A. Ay res.
Soon after this campaign General
Walker retired from active participa
tion in politics until 1894, when he was
nominated in Wytheville by the Re
publicans of the Ninth Congressional
district for Congress. He accepted the
nomination and defeated Judge Mori
son, of Scott county, by less than 1,000
majority. He was again renominated
in 1896,1898 and 1900. He was re-elect
ed in 1896, but was defeated in 1898 and
1900 by Judge William F. Rhea, of
defeat in 1898 General Walk
er contested Judge Rhea's seat. The
following winter, while taking deposi
tions in Bristol, General Walker shot
Rhea's attorney, William Hamilton,
and was himself twice shot by one of
Rhea's friends. Both of his wounds
were very severe, but to the astonish
ment of his friends he recovered from
them. His right arm was partially
paralyzed from the effects of one of the
General Walker attended three na
tional conventions, the first one, as a
Democrat, in 1876. That convention
nominated Samuel J. Tilden for Presi
dent. The others were the conventions
of 189fi and 1900, which nominated the
late William McKinley for President."
General Walker was the father of six
children. Three of them—Messrs.
James A., Frank and Allen P.—are
dead, and three are living—Mrs. M. M.
Caldwell aud Mrs. James R. Jordan, of
Wytheville, aud Mr. A. E. Walker, of
In ISBO General Walker removed to
Wytheville, where he resided until the
time of his death.
Bath Enterprise: Airs. Will McCo:
mick, of Staunton, is visiting her par
ents, Mr. aud Mrs. T. B. Cauthorn at
this writing.—Mr. G. A. Criser, of
Warm Springs, was united in the holy
bonds of matrimony on the 16th inst.,
to Miss Minnie X daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Hamilton, of Kerr's
Creek, Rockbridge county. The cere
mony was performed at the Old
Eboueez r Church, by Rev. Mr. Neil,
at 11 a. m.
Best Shoe e\er
sold for the
For sale by
JAS. H. WOODWARD,
Men's aud Boy's Furnishing Goods,
Hats and Shoes, it) E. Main St.
When your eyes fail, have them fitted
with glasses at BOLEN'S Jewelry
Apples of all kinds wanted at the Mar
ket House, Staunton, Va. oc4 4t
MONEY TO LEND on improved real
estate. Office over the Farmers' &
Merchants' Bank. Entrance on Augusta
Street, JOHN M. CARROLL. ;
aug 16-3 m J
Augusta's New Court House.
It has been decided by the Board of
Supervisors that the dedication ser
vices of the handsome new court house
shall take place on Saturday, Novem
ber 9th, beginning at 11 o'clock a. m.
The following program has been an
nounced for the occasion:
Presiding officer, Hon. Elijah Coiner
president of board of supervisors.
Invocation by Rev. George W. Fin
ley, D. D., of Tinkling Spring Presby
Transfer and acceptance of the build
ing from the contractors by the board
Introduction of orator by Wm. A.
Dedication: Oration by Capt. James
Unveiling of memorial tablet by
Beverly Manor Chapter of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution. In
tioduction by Hon. Joseph A. Waddell.
Oration by Hon. R. T. Barton, of
Brief addresses by members of the
boards of supervisors of Rockbridge
and Rockingham counties.
Closing address by Hon. Samuel
Houston Letcher, judge of the circuit
court of Augusta county.
Bath County Items.
Griffith, Oct. 22.—Mr. J. H. Putnam
severely hurt his back a few days ago
while rolling a heavy boulder out of
Howard Fox, of Afton, is here work
ing with Mr. Strong, section foreman.
Mrs. 11. H. King, of Crane Station,
who has been quite ill, still continues
to improve. Her sister, Miss Bessie
Smiih, of Augusta, is with her.
H. H. and 11. S. King passed through
our town Suuday en route from Long
Corn shucking is now the order of
the day, and most of the crop is very
Rumor has it that Miss S. ('. Crave
has had a fortune left her. We hope
this may prove true.
We offer special inducements to all CASH
BUYERS! Our Stock is Larger and Prices
Lower than any other house in the city. Stop
in and take a look.
SbLreckbdse & Bear.
16 E. Main Street.
f f "LEADER" and "REPEATER"
SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTGUN SHELLS
are used by the best shots in the country because they are so accurate,
uniform and reliable. All the world's championships and records Rave been
won and made by Winchester shells. Shoot them and you'll shoot well.
USED BY THE BEST SHOTS, SOLD EVERYWHERE
lyon's French Periodical Drops
Strictly vegetable, perfectly harmless, sure to accomplish
DESIRED RESULTS. Greatest known female remedy.
PAfITIAIi Beware of counterfeits and imitations. The genuine is put up only In paste-board Car-
VMU I lull ton with fae-similo signature on side of the bottle, thus: M+S <W^2w4k»»
Send for Circular to WILLIAMS MFU. CO., Sole Agents, Cleveland, Ohio. -dW*** *^»^S3P
For Sale by HOCSHEAD BROS. & CO. Staunton, Va.
150 Acre Farm-
No buildings. Fifty aeret fenced, balance
in young timber of good quality. Three
miles from Afton, in Albemarle county.
Will sell at a bareain or exchange for
Charlottesville or Staunton property.
Will cut into 50 acre tracts.
Modern country home for rent of sale,
also store house with dwelling rooms
above, active trade. At Railroad.
Apply to W. S. ROUES,
oct 4-4t* Afton, Va.
You'd save time by owning a watch
instead of asking other people or hunt
ing up a clock. We'll sell you a good
watch, and warrant it from five to
twenty years, aud give you time in
wniehtopay for it. Will you come
and see about it?
Jewelry Store, No. BS. Augusta St
The Balance of Trade
is largely In our tavor. We are gaining new
' customers every day. Bees know where to
find the honey making blossom. It Is wis
dom as well as economy to buy the most for
the least money, this we can sell you Our
goods are real values. Nothing shoddy.
Our rapidly increased trade enables us to
sell on a short margin. We have within the
past few mouths disposed of the largest
stock of implements machinery, bungles,
carriages, <Sc , ever sold by one house m the
Valley. In so short a time.
The farmer who has not dealt with ns Is
very much behind. Car lots of **h Ottttnr
.Manure Spreaders, Superior Grain Drills,
Wagons, Buggies and Carriages, will be add
ed to our stock in a few days. Our Spreader
s the latest improved stronsest and best.
Why Buy a Buggy
or Carriage from a reteil dealer or country
peddler, when we can sell you at wholesale
prices and better goods,
one Thousand Tons must be ulsposed of.
We are prepared to qnote you bottom prices.
See us before buying.
Special Inducements offered to the trade
In car load lots at all way stations. Goods
in perfect condition and of the highest stand
ard Satisfaction guaranteed.
Remember they must be sold—Plows and
Plow Kepairs.Spriug-tooth, Spike and Disc
Harrows. In fact anything yon want from
a tooth-pick to an engine to farm with.
Kennedy & Crawford,
Call 168. Staunton, Va
Of America Use Pe-ru-na For All
Mrs. Toft, President Volkre'n Association,
Mrs. Catherine Toft, President of the
Valkreln Association, ot Ohloago, In a
recent letter, writes the following i
5049 Cottage Grove Avenue, J
Chioago, Ills. j
"Knowing of the very satisfactory re
sults from the use of Parana In oases of
a worn-out system and a broken-down
constitution, I have often advised it, <■ i 1
am glad to speak of the well deserved
praise those who have tried It have given
it. It is of superior merit. I endorse
It."—MRS. CA HERINE T<">PT.
Letters of gratitude from various insti
tutions of the country, to tho manufac
turers of Peruna, Indicate the high ap
preciation that these institutions have
for this remody.
Mrs. Clara Makemer, housekeeper for
the Florence C tttenden Anchorage Mis
sion, of Chicago, writes the following
letter from 302 Chestnut street, Chicago!
"Peruna Is the best tonic 1 have ever
known for general debility—a sure cure
for liver complaint, and a never-falling
adjuster In cases of dyspepsia. I have
also used It In cases ot female Irregu
larities and weak nerves common to
the sex, and have found It most sails'
factory. "—Mrs. Clara Makemer.
A book written by Dr. Hartman on
the different phases of catarrh and their
treatment; also "Health and Beauty,"
written especially for women, sent free
to any address by The Peruna Medicine
Co., Columbus, Ohio.
FOR SALE.—Five fine Hereford Bulls
yearling and Spring calves—or will.
sell the sire, 80 months old, that was
bought in Missouri. Also Berkshire male
pigs. Write to D.B.TAYLOR,
oct 11 4t Deerfield, Va.
Rockingham Register copy
Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages,
Spring Wagons, and all
With or without RUBBER TIRES,
Vehicles made to order, and all repair
work done promptly aud and at small
The Celebrated Easy Riding, Noiseless,
Hard RnMer 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 tie 014 Stand. Main 4 Market Sts
School Book s!
We are ready to supply 'y° u with
all the Books Sta
tionery-the young folks will
need this season. B®* Plenty
of Second-hand Books.
A Beautiful Line of Book Bags
Next National Valley Bank,
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