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AND VINDICATOR. Subscription $1.00 Per Year FRIDAY. DEC. 27. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. PERSONAL. Mr. T. K. Woodhouse spent Christ mas with relatives in Roanoke. Miss Eflie Bucher has returned to Bridgewater, after a visit here. Mr. John J. Shuey, of the Swoope neighborhood, was in the city Monday. Miss Mary Hutchinson is spending the holidays with friends in Richmond. Miss Minnie Connell is visiting rel atives in Richmond. Mr. H. If. C'leinmer, of near Arbor Hill, was in the city Monday. Mr R. A. DaPriest, of i3le la Visti is at his oU home in Mt. Sidney. i Mr. Geo. M. Teabo, of Craigsville, spent Christmas day here. Mr. R. D. McCue, of Peters burg,; was : at home Christmas. i Jno, C. Burdett, a prominent citizen of Greenbrier county, is dead. Mr. Edward P. Chamber lay lie left i Saturday for Roanoke, to take appos- t tiou with the Stone Printing Company, g Master Hugh Crafton, son of Con. stable C. A. Crafton, left Tuesday to t visit relatives in Richmond. h. Mr. W. H. Ritenour, a former post- * master of Harrisonburg, died there on ™ Sunday afternoon, aged X years. Mr. W. W. McGuffln, of Sewell, W. r< Va., Is spending the holidays at his w old home here. s ' lussie Shae is spending the bol-1 th relatives and friends in! •ank R. Bear and children ing some time with relatives un county. A. Crafton. who has been : for some months, has about' I Mrs. J. A. Garrett speut lin Lynchburg with their Mrs. R. D. Apperson. :ry Woodward,of Richmond, g several days with his par and Mrs. Jos. B. Woodward. . Wiufree, of Richmond, is s father, Rev. J. H. H. Win- Valley Mills. j. Carter, of Brown ! s Sum I , is in the county, spending ys with relatives. >sic Davis, of Churchville, is liss Nettie Whitmore in er. ly friends of Little "Dick" 1 be glad to know that he has irely recovered from a severe ! spell of sickness. Mr. A. M. Valz, who has large rail road contracts in West Virginia, is at home spending the holidays with bis Mr. Ernest B. Crawford, of the Har risonburg bar, spent several day this week with his brother at Weyer's Misses Leta and Mary Watts are home from Holllns Institute to spend the holidays with their parents, Mr and Mrs. N. C. Watts. Mr. J. H. Shaner, who resides near the city, caught a hawk last week that measured four feet from tip to tip of wings. Mr. A. R. G. Bass, of Mt. Solon, has purchased from the heirs of the late R. H. Buckner, all of the real estate i lit* oiu citizens 01 tne county, were in | the city Monday and called at our mi Dr. Hall Canter and wife, of Ashland, Va , and Miss Julia Canter, of Balti more, spent Christmas with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. I. W. Canter. Mrs. Gertie Ilhea and her children, of Albemarle county, are visiting her father, Mr. John H. Lupton, near the Mr. Findley Pilson, of Union Theo logical Seminary, Richmond, came home to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Pilson. Miss Bessie Turner, accompanied by her friend, Miss Roberta Curtis, of Newport News, came home to spend the holidays. Prof. W. C. Morton, of the Newport News High School, is at his home here spending the holidays with bis parents, Capt. and Mrs. T. C. Morton. Mr. Wm. H. Bailey, for some time past pharmacist in Fletcher's drug store in Harrisonburg, has resigned his position and returned to Staunton. Miss Elizabeth Jones is spending the Christmas holidays with her friend Miss Thomas, 307 east Franklin street, Richmond. Capt. John N. Opie, and Hons. B. H. Walker, John W. Churchman, A.' C. Braxton and J. M. Quarles, are home for the holidays. Mr. John A. Ruckle, of Browns burg, one of our old and valued sub scribers, paid our office a pleasant visit on Monday. Mrs. E. J. Harlow and her little daughter, of Charlottesville, are spend ing the holidays with Mrs. C. S. Wat son, in Mt. Sidney. Dr. M. O. Burkholder, of Norfolk, is spending the holidays with friends and relatives in Harrisonburg and Mrs. Jos. E. Rollins, of Covington, who has been spending some time with relatives in Culpeper, returned to her home last week. Putnam Fadless Dyes are the brightest, fastest and easiest to use. Sold by Willson Bros., Staunton, and N. I Kagey, Weyer's Cave, 10c per nuOKa en* Dr. J. W. Gilkeson, of Mint Spring, who has been sick for some time does not; improve much. He is greatly missed from his practice, especially by the poor, with whom he is a great friend Mr. W. W. McClure, of North Forks, North Dakota, who has been visiting at his old home in the Spottswood neighborhood, left yesterday for his home in the northwest. On Thursday of last week Mr. Rur sell M. Burnton and Miss Laura B. Fisher were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage by Hey. M. L. Wood. They will reside near Barren Ridge. Ribs Sallie Robson, of Mossy Creek, MiSH Sara Ruckmau,of the Glade, t several days last week with Miss Bessie Bell near Fort Defiance. Miss Carrie Iden Payne of Warm Springs and J. DeWitt Steele of Miss., were married yesterday at the Pres byterian church at the former place. Mrs. Edward P. Chamberlayne, ac companied by her little sun, Hartwell, Edown to Appomattox Monday to the holidays with her parents, mcl H. Miller was married to Miss Mary M. Potter, Dec. 19th, near Brownsburg, Rockbridge county. Rev. J. M. Shreckhire performing the mar riage ceremony. Misses Florence and Bessie Craw ford, students in Baltimore, accompa nied by their cousin, Miss Robey, of the same city, are spending tbe hol.' 'days at their home near Ferrol. Mrs. Helen Feamster, daughter of the late James Withrow, of Lewis burg, died at tbe residence of her daugh ter, Mrs. Mabel Warwick, at Frank fort, Ky., on the 16th inst. Capt. Carter Johnson, of the U. S. regular army, is spending the holidays with relatives here. He will leave My for Cuba, where, during the sh war he did such good service. D. L. Switzer, the jeweler, last week Wited the county with a handsome clock, and it Is now hung in the county court room. It is a very hue clock and an excellent timekeeper, the only kind he handles. Robert W. Fitzgerald, the Nelson county postmaster, who was brought here recently and lodged in jail, charg ed with defrauding the government, IS Swartz, son of Mr. and Mrs. wartz, of Pen Rose, died on the :er a short illness, aged 3 years, :lis and 2 days. Tbe funeral ace Friday from Pleasant View the services being conducted , G. W. Shuey. Mr. James Wilson Driver, formerly of this city, but for some years with the Newport News Telephone Co., was matned on Monday in that city to Miss Lottie Pearl Williams. Mr. Dri ver has many friends in this city who wish him many years of happiness. W. A. Cushing, auctioneer, on Sat urday sold for Commissioners Fish burne and GlaFgow, the George <J. Maslin farm, south of Waynesboro, to C. G. Coyner, of West Virginia, for ( $0,500. This is a very valuable farm Of 175 acres. We have just received a copy of the Scientific American on "Development! of the U. S. Navy since the Spanish \ war," which is beautifully bound and | ■ printed. Quite a number of : ustrations grace its pages and j i excellent paper to file away for ical purposes. Rev. Mr. Telford, principal of the I Lewisburg (W. Va.) Female Institute, I which was recently burned announces ' that building will begin at once, and j the school will be continued under • possibly improved conditions. This was among the best if not the very best [ ■college in the State. John D. Clothier, of Marion, I i, has been spending the week ! r sister, Mrs F. Percy Loth, in Waynesboro. She will visit her father ! Jol. P. B. Hogshead, and other rela-! lives and friends iv the city and conn j ty before returning.home. John William Long and Miss Nora Lee Hanger were married Tuesday night at half past six o'clock at the manse of the First Presbyterian church by the pastor, Rev. A. M. Fraser, D. D., in the presence of a few relatives aud friends. They will make their home in Staunton. Friday night about "o'clock fire was discovered in one of the buildings in Summerson's row, east of the city near J. A. Bell's factory. It spread so rapid ly that it was soon beyond control. The adjoining house, next to the pike also caught and was destroyed. If the wind had been blowing in the other direction the whole row would proba bly have been destroyed. Mr. D. B. Taylor residing at his country place near Deerfield, was in ths city Monday, en-route to Baltimore called there by the death of his partner in business Mi. C. C. Sadtler, Jr. These two gentlemen have for many years been associated, ia conducting the stove business at Baltimore. Mr. Sadtler being the active partner and manager. Mr. Thos. H. Cross, a former resi dent of the West Augusta neighbor hood, and who located in Kansas after the civil war, is now on a visit among his friends in the country. He is an ex Confederate soldier and followed Stonewall Jackson in his celebrated campaigns through the Valley of Vir ginia Col. W. H. Knauss. a Union veteran, esieemed by the entire South for his care of the graves of the 2 200 Confed erates who died in camp Chase prison at Columbus, Ohio, was attacked by footpads Sunday evening near his home. He showed fight, but the rob bers who were pounding him on the head with revolvers, were getting the best of him when two neighbors came to his rescue. Stops the Cough and Works off the Cold. Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold in a day. No cure, no Pay. f rj"Q 25 cpntw. dec 20 ly How Are four Kidneys f Dr. Hobos' Sparagus Pills cure all kidney Ills. Sam ple free. Add. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N. Y. I Monday was court day and a large number of county people were in the city, although about ten o'clock snow began falling and kept it up all day, so that the people had a bad time getting home. Judge George K. Anderson of Clifton Forge, presided in the ab sence of Judge Chalkley. The court was only in session the one day, all of the criminal cases being continued to the next term. The following business was transacted : The will'of Dr. Geo. T. Robson was admitted to probate with his son, Jno. Robson, as executor; estate valued at The will of Mary A. Koiner was ad mitted to probate with P. O. Koiner as executor. The will of Julia A. Foster, with John 11. Taylor as executor, was pro bated; as was the will of Miss Sallie Alexander. W. F. Fix qualified as notary public. N. L. Shreckhise qualified as guar dian of Annie Garber. Rev. S. I. Flory qualified to celebrate the rights of matrimony. Chas. Forbus qualified as guardian of Lelia Forbus. Judgment was rendered in favor of John Acker against Michael J. Hen kel for $50, and in favor of Caldwell- Sites Co. against W. E. Drake & Co. County Clerk Harry Burnett has is sued marriage licenses-to the following couples '. J. W. Stockdale and Miss Katie Tis dale, married at Folly Mills Tuesday. H. D. Simmons and Miss Lida Alex ander, married al Milnesville Tuesday. James D. Terrill and Miss Gertrude Gay, married at Basic City Tuesday. Walter L. Eutsler and Miss Hattie B. Lacey, married at Arbor Hill on Wednesday. John H. Armstrong and Miss Minnie B. Gordon, married at Churchville on Wednesd ay. Millard K. Wood and Miss Bettie G. Van Lear, married at Lyndhurst on Wednesday. Thos. W. Foley, and Miss Annie D. I Wilson, married at Parnassus on Wednesday, David 11. Hildebrand and Miss Edna I B. Orebaugh, married at Hermitage Kry Hall, of Botetourt county, liss Delia L. Myrtle, married freenville on Tuesday, ph W. Hudson and Miss Alice lvey, married near Spitler on News from Spottswood. j Spottswood, Dec. 24.—Died at tha I home of her daughter, Mrs. McCray,in 1 Basic City, Sunday night, December 22, after a protracted illness from a complication of diseases, Mrs. Mary Jane Shultz, widow of the late Capt. ; John B. Shultz. She was about 78 | I years of age, and Is survived by three ■ children—John H., of Roanoke, Mrs. j McCrary, of Basle City, and Wilford J?., the efficient B. & O. agent at ■ Greenville. Also by one brother, Mr. Zimmerman, of the coupty, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bosserman, near Middlebrook, and Mrs. Wm. H. Apple, of Greenville. The interment was at Mt. Carmel cemetery Tuesday, i the pastor, Rev. A. H. Hamilton, con ducting the service. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: G. W. ! Melton, J. E Spitler, J. Wm. Bell, S. ;W. Miller, Charles Armstrong and | Robert Selby. Our friend Col. John D. Lilly has been laid up for some time, suffering severely-from an abscess caused by a fall on the ice. Mr. J. A. Spencer who has been for some time confined to the house, is, we are glad to know, improving. J. Antrim McKay who has been vis iting his sister at Hay Market, is home again. James Lilly who is in business near Baltimore, is home with his father, Col. Lilly, for the holidays. Miss Elizabeth Dillard, our teacher at Sunnyside, is spending her vacation with her mother in Lynchburg. We have had some very cold weather, aud a lot of fine ice has been housed. Mr. E. A. Loving has sold his per sonal property, and will, we learn, be associated with Mr. L. E. Malone in the mercantile business. Presented With a Loving Cup. On Thursday evening of last week after the Senate of Virginia had con cluded its business for the day Sena tor Wickham was recognized, and in a beautiful speech presented Lieuten ant-Governor Echols with a handsome loving cup on behalf of the Senate of Virginia, over which he has presided with so much dignity and ability for the past four years. Lieut. Gov. Echols.in a touching and appropriate address, returned his thanks and declared that hisbeart felt what his lips could not speak in the way of profound gratitude. Both the speeches were eloquent and timely and were loudly applauded by the Senate. The cup is a handsome and costly one, and is of solid silver, with gold lining. The closing hour of Lieutenant Gov ernor Echols twelve years of service with the Senate of Virginia was indeed marked by a love feast, and the exer cises were undisturbed by any sound save that of the voice of the speakers and the rounds of applause that greet ed their eloquent remarks. This is an entire departure from the action of the Senate heretofore, and establishes, as nothing else could, the esteem in which Mr Echols was held by that body. Died in Indiana. Mrs. Mary Jane McFail, wife of Thomas McFail, of Uaris, 111., died on December 13th at St. Authony Hospi tal, Terre Haute, Ind., where she had been operated on for tumor. Mrs. Mc- Fail was born In Ireland January 8, 1817. At the age of two years she came to this country with her parents, and married Mr. McFail in 1871. She had been in ill health for a year or more, but was only seriously ill about ten days. Her funeral took place Decem ber loth from St. Mary's Catholic church, of which she was a consistent member. Mr. McFail was an Augus ta county boy, and has many friends and relatives in Staunton and Augus ta who greatly sympathize with him and his children in their bereavement. Street Fight Monday Night. A rather serious fight occurred here Monday night about 11 o'clock, R. E. Murry and Thomas Burke, it is stated made an attack on Thos. Martin, a former employe of Murry & Kilgalen. In the mix up Burke had his leg brok en in two places, and Policeman Hamil ton, who was assisting Officer Fret well to quell the disturbance received a below in the stomach which at one time was thought would prove serious, but at last accounts he was getting along all right. After much trouble the police got Murry to jail where he iemained until Tnesday evening when he was admitted to bail in tbe sum of $200. Burke was taken to the King's .Daughters Hospital. Martin received] a cut over the right eye that bled con-1 siderably. j Moffett's Creek, Dec. 24 —The fol lowing is the roll of honor of the New port graded school for the second mo;ith ending Dec. 18th: Room 1— Mary Cbtumer, Emma Hutchens, Erie George, Hattie Lucas, and Edley Pax ton. Room ll—Clara Craig, Florence Turk, Virgie Hanger. Lilley Wiseman, Pernie Clemmer and Eva Craig. Teach ers Miss Hessie Chenault, principal, Bertie Stiewey, assistant. | Messrs Grier and Argyle Smiley are at home for their Xmas vacation. Samuel Wright, of .Washington and Lee University, is at home for his vacation, he is accompanied by his friend, Cicero Watts of Mississippi. I Miss Alice Shepman, of Bridgewater, I is spending a few days with Misses Lucy and Mary Turk. | Miss Gathering McCutchan has re turned home from several weeks' visit in Craigßville. Miss May George, of Lewisburg Fe male Seminary, is at home for Xmas vacation. Misses Hessie Chenault and Bertie Shewey arespending their holiday with I the latters parents in Staunton. Miss Eugenia Taliaferro is visiting her sister, Miss Cecil, of Norfolk. Arthur Miller and sister Ada, of the Massanutten Academy, is at home for their holidays. The two societies of the New Provi dence Academy gave a most credita ble entertainment. At the Academy building yesterday evening reflecting much credit on instructors and pupils. ! Pocahontas County Items. The flood of last week did consider- I able damage along the Greenbrier. In j Marlinton the removal of side walks was about all that it accomplished. Walker Yeager, a well known young lawyer of Marlinton, and Miss Pearl Yeager, of Greenbank, were married in Charleston recently. Miss Mary J. Clark, of Hillsboro, I died last week, aged about 38 years. The depot at Subert was entered by thieves last week and some whiskey and money stolen. The Bank of Marlinton makes a good -. I Basic City Notes. Basic City, Dec. 23.—Winter now holds full sway in this part of the State. The thermometer has been be low freezing point most of the time for the past two weeks, and several times a pproached closely to freezing, and ice covers the ponds find still water. Miss Barbara Walker, a teacher in the primary room in the Basic City public school, has been compelled to resign her place on asco unt of sick ness. Mi se Laura Baldwin, of the same school, has gone to her home in Farm ville to spend the holidays. It is reported that Messrs. Williams & Sommer have bought out the own ers of the Belmont Hotel, and that they will take possession of it the first of January. City Markets. Staunton., Va. Dec, 19. l»oi. Corrected By J. A. Fauver & Co., and th e White Star Mills. Country Produce. Flour—patent 4.5u@«.75 Family 4.00 a 4.25 Straight 3.50 a 4.06 Wheat— : to Offals, per ton $30,00 a 22 0 JBggs '••>, Butter jj Chickens (young) per lb 7 Irish Potatoes 8q Oats—shelled ajsg gye ■••• 60 Wool—unwashed 15 Wool—washed 20 Lard jj„ Bacon—country cured. new Hams 12 aU Shoulders jl Sides U Corn 61l Cornmeal <$ 75 Mixed Hay 10.35 Timothy Hay -■— a 11.50 Clover Ha*- 8.00 a a.OOI Live Siock Markets. Baltimore, December 12, Cattle—Receipts for the week 4,085 head against 4,676 last week. Good cattle in demand at firm prices, other kinds slow and dull at last week's prices.j Quote —Choice butcher steers $5.00 to $5.25; good, $4 30 to $4.70; common to me dium, $3.t0 $4 00. Hogs-Fair supply jmarket steady. Quote Westerns $6.00 to $6.15; from other points $5.05 to $5 85; roughs $4.00 to $5 00, . Sheep—Fair supply; market slow. Quote common to prime ¥1.50 to $3 50. Lambs—Fair supply; market dull. Quote common to prime §3 to $4.70. Calves—Fair supply; market firm. Quote common to good $3.50 to $7. Fresh Cows—Fair supply: common to fair $18.00 to $30 00; good to choice $35 to $55. j Backing Powder Menkes Clean BreoLtl With Royal Baking Powder there is no mixing with the hands, no sweat of the brow. Perfect cleanliness, greatest facility, sweet, clean, healthful food. Tlie ' Royal T.,,'.:er any Tastry Alum j5 used in some baking; powders and Cook" — containing over Soo in most of the so-called phosphate pow most practical and valuable ders. because it is cheap, and makes a cooking receipts—free to every cheaper powder. But alum is a»corrosive patron. Send poslai card poison which', taken in food, acts lnjur witii your full address. lously upon thestomach.liverandkidneys. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WIUIAM ST , NEW YORK. H6LIBAY I GOODS! Our Christmas selections are now Pa for your inspection. A sight of admirable assortment will educate up to a knowledge of what is most appropriate and first class, and we hope you will give us the opportunity of practically demonstrating to you the excellency and quality of our goods. You will find our prices a guarantee of the good faith which we desire to maiutain with our customers. We in vite the closest scrutiny and criticism and assure you of perfect satisfaction in all business transaclions. Our stock of gold and silyer goods, watches, clocks, etc., is the largest we have ever shown, and the prices the lowest, compared to the quality. Give us a call and we'll be pleased to show you our magnificent stock whether you buy or not. Deer field News. Deerfield, Dec. 23.—We have been having quite cald weather in this sec tion for tbe past week—the mercury being as low as eight degrees below zero on Saturday morning. This re minds us of ice harvest. "The Scratcher" notices the follow ing in the Richmond Times of De cember 18th: "The Convention (Con stitutional) spent nearly two hours Monday debating the question of a Christmas recess and finally adopted a resolution offered by Mr. Keezell in the nature of a substitute for the many pending propositions providing that when the body adjourns on Friday next it be to reassemble on January 1, B, This resolution carries with ay for the members and em f the convention." f "the Scratcher l s correct in uuuersianding this: he wishes to know why it is that the people of the State ajejcalied upon to pay the members and employes of the convention, full salary while they are enjoying their Christ mas recess? Indeed, it does seem strange that a man should be paid full salary for doing nothing for his em ployer. Do the gentlemen of the con vention treat their employes soy If so "Tarn Scratcher" will quit farming and offer his service at once. Being wholly ignorant of such methods, he asks again, will some one explain why such is the case. Possibly the gentle men of the convention rate thefr ser- vices at such a value that they are worth paying for, even when not em ployed. Possibly again, the tax-payer does not consider them so. Misses Maysie and Neelye Taylor af ter a very pleasant visit to Baltimore and Richmond, returned home Satur day. Their many friends are pleased to bear of their pleasant stay. Dr. Holler spent a few days in Rich mond last week. Mrs. Amanda Calhoun, mother of j Mr. George Calhoun, one of our most enterprising young farmers, had the j misfortue to fall and seriously hurt herself on Friday. We hope she will soon be about again. Misses Pinkey and Carrie Calhoun spent a few days in town last week see ing what Santa Claus had brought. Mr. N. H. Montgomery was In High land county on Thursday. He reports it intensely cold there. Miss Catherine Taylor, who is a stu dent at the Valley Seminary, Waynes boro, this session, is spending the holi days with her uncle, Mr. D. B. Taylor, of "Alta Vista." Dr. Carswell, of Baltimore, who has been at Mr. W. C. Craig's for the past week, treating McCoy, Mr. Craig's old est son, for stammering, left Thurs day. Mr. Craig, who is one of our most sturdy citizens, has caught the hunt ing fever, and has become a deer slayer. We extend congratulations. As a closing exercise for the holidays the Marble Valley School had a spell ing match and geography contest, on Friday evening. Mr. Nelson Clayton proved the best speller and Mr. Clay ton Shiplette, the most skilled geog rapher. Miss Mary Beck, daughter of Mr. J. S. Beck, arrived Saturday evening from the Valley Seminary, Waynes boro, aud will spend the holidays here. CLOSED THE CASE. Secretary Long Sustains Benham and Ramsey—Schley's Traducer Asked to Resign. Secretary Long has disposed finally of the Schley case, so far as the Navy Department is concerned, by acting upon the finding and conclusions of the court of inquiry. He approves the findings of fact and the opinion of the full court; he ap proves the majority opinion where there is a difference in the court; be holds that the court could not have en tered into a consideration of the ques tion of command at the battle of Santi ago: and finally be accepts the recom mendation that no further proceed ings shall be had. Secretary Long's approval of the majority report is as follows: TEXT OF APPROVAL. Kie Department has read the testi- In this case, the arguments of counsel at tbe trial, the court's find- Kof fact, opinion and recnmmenda the individual memorandum of iresiding member; the statement ceptions to the said findings and on by the applicant; the reply to said statement by the judge advocate of tbe court and his assistant, and the brief this day submitted by counsel for Rear-Admiral Sampson, traversing the presiding member's views as to who was in command at the battle of Santiago, and, after careful considera tion, the findings of fact and the opin ion of the full court are approved. "As to the points on which the presiding member differs from the opinion of the majority of the court, the opinion of the majority is approved. "As to the further expression of bis views by the same member with re gard to the question of command on the morning of July 3, 1898, and of the title to credit for the ensuing victory, the conduct of the cdurt in making no finding and rendering no opinion on those questions, is approved—indeed it could with propriety take no other course, evidence on these questions, during the inquiry, having been ex cluded by the court. "The department approves the recom mendation of the court that no furth er proceedings he had in the prem'ses. "The department records its appre ciation of the arduous labors of the "Secretary of the Navy." At the request of the President the Secretary on Saturday sent the follow ing order to Rear Admiral A. S. Baker, of the New York Navy Yard: "Navy Department, "Washington, December 20. "Rear-Admiral A. S. Baker, "Commandant Nayy Yard, "New York: "Sir,—l am directed by the President to ask Edgar S. Maclay, special labor er, general storekeeper's office, Navy Yard, New York, to send in his resig nation. "Very respectfully, "JOHN D. LONg. "Secretary." Maclay, on receiving the request to resign, refused to do so, and wrote a caustic reply to the Secretary, where upon the President issued an order dis missing him from tbe service. ♦ 4» ♦. To Cure a Cold In One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25 c dec2o ly ■ * <m * Meeting of the Supervisors. The board of supervisors met on I Saturday, and allowed some accounts. I They also had a final settlement with I the architects of the new courthouse, Messrs. T. J. Collins & Son, and the builders, Messrs. A, F. Withrow &l SUGGESTIONS FOR Xmas Presents FOR GENTLEMEN. Such As— SLIPPERS. ! A PAIR of HANNON, HESSEB or RALSTON HEALTH SHOES, SWEATERS, BATH ROBES, STUDYING JACKETS, FANCY VESTB, SILK SUSPENDERS, I HANDKERCHIEFS, UNDRESS KID GLOVES, ' MUFFLERS, SMOKING JACKETS. I VALISES. DRESS SUIT CASES, EBONY TOILET SETS, I MILITARY BRUSHES, EBONY WHISP BROOMS, NECK TIE BOXES, GLOVE AND HANDKERCHIEF BOXES, COLLAR AND CUFF BOXES EBONY CLOTHES BRUSHES, UMBRELLAS for Ladies and Gentle- CANES NECKWEAR in all the latest styles. FI;R COLLARS and Gloyes to match. Call and see my display. JAS. H. WOODWARD, Men's and Boy's Furnishing Goods, Hats and Shoes. 20 E. Main St. Mutual Phone No. 264. Ansta Electric Mr Co., Manufacturers of and Dealers In Electrical Supplies! 117 East Main Street, STAUNTON, VA. lectric Light, Railway and Telephone Snnplies. Electric House-Goods 01 Eyery DESCRIPTION. Contracting and Repair Wort Solicited, TWO STATE SENATORS ENDORSE PE-RU-NA. HON. J. H. BATJEB. Hon. J. H. Saner, State Senator from Douglas Co., to the Nebraska Legis lature, writes from Frank's Hotel, Omaha, Neb., as follows: "Having Mcd Peruna I can com mend It to all aa a great tonic and par ticularly good a* a remedy for catarrh." —J. H. SAUBR. Honorable Patrick Kennedy, Member of the Massachusetts Legislature, writes the following letter from the House of Representatives, Boston. Doctor S. B. Hartman: Dear Sir:— ««/ have no hesitation la saying that after having tried dozens of other remedies without relief, 1 owe my perfect health and clear voice oi today to Peruna. I know it to be a sure cure for indigestion and its attendant affliction, nervous debility. For the six weeks that I was on the platform through the recent campaign I used P» runa regularly, and although I spoke two and three time* each day my voice never failed me. I know that Peruna is a reliable oure for bronohial troubles."— P. J. Kennedy. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your oase and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad vice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of] The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O. MONEY SIMG SALE Of UMBRELLAS"! Commencing Monday, Dec. 16. WE will on the above date offer one hundred Umbrellas—twenty styles in handles, best Gloria cover, at about half their regular valne. Attend This Sale and Save Money. Stirecktiise & Bear. nTiNciiEsTcSl ■ CARTRIDGE 3 IN ALL CALIBERS fig from .22 t0,50 loaded with either Black or Smokeless Powder H Dn always give entire satisfaction. They are made and loaded in a J- I H modern manner, by exact machinery operated by skilled experts. *jH H WHERE YOU HOLD » ALWAYS ASK FOR THEM Q « I * ~— ~."_" Harman Bros., Whiskey & Wine Merchants. Staunton, Va. Over one hundred barrels of Prime Old Liquors in stock to select from We call attention to some of our best brands : Pennsylvania Pure Rye Whiskey, 7 years old, $4.00 a gallon. Monticello " " 5 years old, 3.00 a gallon. Auburn (Maryland Rye) " 4 years old, 2.50 a gallon. Rockbridge County Rye, " 3 years old, 2.00 a gallon. Prime old Virginia Apple Brandy; 2.50 a gallon. COMMISSIONER'S OFKCE, I Staunton, Va., Dec. is, 10'> l. Wagner's Cred's. vs. Wagner, John and Mary J., et als. All persons interested in the above styled chanaery cause will Take Notice, that in pursuance of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, entered in said cause Deo. 11, 1901, shall at my oltice in Staunton. Va., on Friday, January 21,1902, proceed to take, state and settle the follow ing accounts: Ist. A further account of the liens bind ing the real estate involved in t eau9e, or the proceeds thereof ; 2nd. Any other matters deemed pertin ent, etc. R. E R.NELSON, Commissioner In Chancery. Patrick & Gordon, p. q. dec 20 4t ONE MINUTE! Mr. Busy Manjf ron olease s anil reail tbis We are addressing you who scan the col umns of a paper and give not a flg for Its advertisements. Do you really know who we are—Staun ton's largest aid best implement house? Yes, the largest and best In the Valley. The very place to supply and equip your farm with all the LATEST and UP-TO-DATE MACHINERY Watch onr NEW SPREADERS—some thing new on them; just out. They won tbe highest medal at the Pan-American and as for prices—don't let's mention prices. That our business has a mission is demon strated by the fact that in two short years the public have made a business here that taxes our facilities to the utmost. Our mis sion Is to work out on the highest plane we can reach the greatest up-to-date Imple- "WlSmi ment. Buggy and Carriage House In the Val yew , n . r J? C -,. bu «sies will Interest you. Don t be taken in by a Jobber, bat come and look at our jrood. « pea .u, for JS ur ?!? RN PLANTER In time ek Hawk"-as we were unable to fill all orders last season. A few second hand Engines and Threshers At a bargain on next year's terms. To those wno are looking for new engines: We ask that you call and see us. We can give yon a few pointers-something you don't know perhaps. ' Kennedy & Crawford, GRBENVILLE AVENUE. tw-Fhone call 168. Staunton,Va The most Beautiful Assortment of SILVER NOVELTIES, EVER SHOWN HERE. The entire county personally in vited to call and view our stock. ALBERT SHULTZ, Next Nat. Val. Bank, ■ Staunton, Va. appreciate fine art pottery, see the uwelaa. at BOLEN'S Jewelry Store. Hi Are Now Mi To Serve Your Wants in HEADWEAR Our Stock is larger and more vai ied than ever before. Our trimmers ;nd designers thoroughly understand the art, and are sure of pleasing you. It will pay you to see what we can do for you before you buy elsewhere. The Staunton Millinery Mrs. MINNIE I. KMSKLKY, 33 K. Main St., WANTED.— A workingtenant fors room house and 60 acres good land, with or without team or tools. Also small farm for sale. WM. S. RODES. dec 12 4t Afton. Va. Christmas and New Year Holiday Excursion Rates via Norfolk and West ern Ry. Tickets on sale Dec 21st to 25th and Dec. 30th to Jan'y Ist from all stations, limited to Jan'y 3rd, 1902. W. B. Bevill, Gen'l Pass. Agent. A GUARANTEE That is absolute and specific eoes with every "LESTER" ..PIANO.. It has the security of a Government Bond. The reputation of the manufac turer and ours as the seller is back of it. Call and ex amine them for yourself. Brereton & HvHt,; Rooms 15 & 16 Orowle Bldg nov 29 Holiday Presents Sv^sSft? always *353S5KKS WHAT TO GET T No need to perplex your head about th»t S;. SKsssEr Bracelets, silver Combs, Vvateb.es, Mirrors, Chains, Silver Scissors. H$P2! , s Whlsp Brooms, p. J, d „5??Sf, S ' Sllver Bonnet Duster Fancy Clocks, Sliver Toilet Sets. Vlnegarettes, and anything else In Jewelry or fancy goods that is usually associated witb our line FRANK DIEHL. Jeweler and Optician, Marquis Building, No. 2 8. Augusta 8t STAUNTON, VA.