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Our Subscription List, by |j Advertisers, and assure S themthatthey wlilfindit I the largest of any paper § Published in this City. § J\ Mtimktts Our Great Semi-Annual Clearance Sale of Men's, Boys' and Children s . Clothing . is now going on, and in order to sellour entire of winter clothing, we will make the; most sweeping selling event we have ever held. The greatest of all occasions for enor-j mous savings and selecting ONLY fashion-l able tailored and the most worthful garments. The ONLY KIND Weinberg keeps. Don't Mils M HwrttfrJ WEINBERG Clothing Co., STAUNTON'S UP-TO-DATE L Clothiers, Toilors and Furnishers, 1 m 5 South Augusta St., STAUNTON, VA, Mat to aim latinm mt. The Kind You Have Always BoogW, and which has beea m iise for over 30 years, has borne the signature of ST* S/&T~^~ cX an(l aS " CQn ma '-° hitler his psr> SOMI supervision since its infancy. ... _ ' - Allow nc one to deceive you in this. aii Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good n are "but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health c * intants and Children-Experience against Experiment, What Is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Oil Pare- goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Nareotio substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms ana allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Whirl lin reliovcs teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Pood, regulates the Stomach aiul Bowels giving healthy and natural stoop. Ilie Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. CENU! KS CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of The Kind You Have Alvays Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. ««l—.l THE CEWTAUR CQK? 3 ,:,. 7T „ U „ Ray STHCET. KEW VOr , eiTT . KDMcnoir mum CLOTHING! Reductions are in order of course, and as usual they with us, but we insist on strict truthfulness nevertheless. Our superior Clothing can now be had at end-ofthe season prices, and that means perceptible reductions from the original fair prices Srir:' f t markin S v*u* P-Paratory to marking down ou s^mTt W . rT* US_and ° Ur g° odß no assurance of out strict lectitude. Our methods and merchandise are as popular as they are satisfactory to all who appreciate undeviatinglv Hones Deaings It is the price that rounds out the attractiveness of our Clotbing-for a man may be arrayed in them at no greater outlay than for some very ordinary looking garments. Mm HAIER & CrARBER, FnrnisHers. OPPOSITE NEW COURT HOUSE, \ J. J MURPHY, DEALER IN and Unadulterated Liquors.^ Handles all the Different Brands of Augusta County Whisk es from Three to Eight Years Old. ONLY HANDLEK OF D. BEARD WHISKEY IN CITY OR COUNTY. Pp^nlvf^n;?r h^, d M'l er^ ntbl 'i indsoffine old Wilson and Monticello, SS« and other fine brands. Special attention given WtaLi.N,„f^S a ? B , onl,B " ialirt « quantity of Whiskies and SS iJlw ?? er J 0 '1? tradß special inducements. jugr We handle ~ h S rr Ji t 2 r o fann !7 use use wh ' ob we wi " sell at $1 per gallon. W Also Bottled Beer, Scotch Ale and London Porter. Our $2 a gallon Whiskey you will find pure and good. No. 3 South New Street, Staunton, Va inHnHIIHII*IHHHI(!m»nHH»HhmiHnm Himimmnmiiiiiiiiniiniiniiii BaflLafl Bssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss * * sife^^J^^ataWaA A MENAGERIE IN A COURT-ROOM. An Actual Occurrence. The following tale has probably been often repeated to the oldest inhabit, ants of Warrenton, but for the benefit of those who have never heard it and for those who would like to hear it again, we put this humorous war-time incident before the public in the graphic way in which It is described by Mr. Raphael Semmes Payne, formerly of Warrenton : In the sgring of 1802, when General Pope's big army, 100,000 strong, was encamped around Warrenton, Va., Mosby and his dare devil rangers were engaged in a hazardous game of chess with the yankees, which abounded with brilliant and strategic moves on the part of the wary guerrillas. So well versed were those gay knights of the sword and saddle in the.artofsur prise and capture that the war depart ment at Washington is said to have set a ransom upon their heads. Bred in a virile atmosphere, that youthful, impetuous band of troops knew every foot ot their romantic region. They had fished in its picturesque j streams and hunted the wild fox over) its mountain spurs and through its beautiful valleys. With a good horse under them, a brace of pistols in their boots and yankee spoils as an incent ive, no enterprise was too perilous ; to execute Mosby's plans they would run the risk of being captured or shot, with an abauddon that was as debonair as it was reckless. Although Mosby felt that his capture meant indignity and probably death, instead of keeping under cover he grew bolderand coutinued to harass, circum vent and puzzle the enemy by his übiquity and with such arrogant per sistence that Pope became irritated and determined upon a wholesale ar rest of the male population of the neighborhood, whom he suspected of being in league with Mosby's com mand. ! AH the men, and boys as young as 15, had gone to the front, leaving liter-1 ally only "the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker" to protect and provide for the women and children of Warrenton. Gen. Pope finally grew very angry Sd issued orders for the arrest of all spects. The provost marshal form ally convened his court and detailed a guard. The first prisoner brought in was a respectable farmer named Wolf, who resided a few miles from town. The next culprit called to the bar respond ed to the appellation of John Fox, a IP keeper in Warrenton. The Judge larked with a smile: '-This is a ncidence to capture a wolf and a in the same trap." The guard I a produced a quiet, inoffensive king citizen, who called himself >bit, whereupon the court frowned demanded, "Your right name, [ speak the truth," replied Rabbit, it's my name. I'm a shoemaker rade, and live iv this town." ie next suspect was a comical look-1 little mau with a moon like face,! gish gray eyes aud a voice like a s cut saw. He wore homespun les and chewed tobacco with gusto. When asked for his pedigree he struck a theatrical attitude and spoke for the benefit of thejoldiers: "Yer honor, my name's Bob Coons. I'm the auctioneer of this ere town, and I can prove it by reputable citizens." An uproar of laughter followed this sally, and the judge tried to look in dignant. You fellows are ridiculing my authority. We shall see who has the last laugh in tbis matter."' Coons established his identity, and as there was no longer any doubt as to his name, residence and occupation, the court again became tranquil and resumed its labors. "What is your name?" was asked of a Hebrew, who replied that it was Baer, and his occupation that of a mer chant. The judge was nonplused, but ap preciating the humor of the situation exclaimed with good-natured surprise: "Have we gotten into a den of wild animals ?" But the climax of the fun was reach ed when the last man went on the stand. He was a local character and the pop ular boniface of Warrenton. When he swore that his name was Louis Lion, and, moreover, was proprietor of the "Lion House," there was such an out burst of hilarity that the judge lost his dignity, proclaimed that he was not in the menagerie, and adjourned the court sine die. Tbe sequel to the comedy was the release of the prisoners and a big laugh on General Pope throughout the rank and file of both armies.— Warrenton True Index. *-i—.___ •; Birth marks which mark and mar the outside of the body are a grief to every mother whose children may bear them. But for every child who bears a birth mark on the skin there are many who bear an indelible birth-mark on the mind. Nervous mothers have nervous children and many a man and woman owes an irritable and despondent tem perament to those days of dread when the mother waited the hour of her maternity. The use of Dr. Pierces] Favorite Prescription strengthens the mother for her trial. With strength comes a buoyancy of spirits and quiet ness of mind, which is one of the happiest gifts a mother can bestow ou her offspring. By giving vigor and elasticity to the delicate womanly or gans "Favorite Prescription" practi cally does away with the pain of mater nity and makes the baby's advent as natural and as simple as the blossoming of a flower. There is no opium, cocaine or other narcotic contained in "Favorite Prescription." i Making Boneless Ham. i though one may think, th« pro making a boueless ham is quite art, and one that requires no egree of skill in the undertak i fact, it is not every one who ne"a ham successfully. In the house keeper unfamilfar with of removing the bone from ere to undertake the job, she ) almost certain to begin opera ', first of all, splitting the ham I endeavoring to carve out the cutting around it. 'The re ild be failure and vexation of st sort, to pay nothing of a am. The proper way to re c bone wonld never suggest he average housekeeper, erator stands the ham on end » supporting block and pro carve around the bone from as deep as it is possible for un his hand and knife down flesh and around the bone, cached the extreme limit (as et, as it is possible to extend >, be reverses the ham and itting arouud the bone from the.other end, cutting downward un til he reaches the point that he attain ed in cutting from the end on which he began, the entire operation being scientifically correct and on the prin ciple of skinning an animal. The bone then slips out clear and smooth, free from any adhering flesh. As soon as this is done stout twine is wrapped around the ham, and drawn taut, completely closing the aperture left by the removal of the bone. The twine is thus made fast and the ham J laid away for a day or two, at the end l of which time the hole has closed so I neatly that in slicing the ham, it is difficult to determine the exact spot from which the bone was removed. This is the proper mode of making boneless ham, and, with a little prac tice, any housekeeper can learn to do the work as well as a professional butcher. They will observe that, first of all, the bone is surrounded by a tissue, and by starting the operation from the ends they will be surprised with what facility this tissue, dividing the bone from the flesh, peels loose I Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought i — •—■» %> 1 The Worst That Ever was Told. j Down the pike comes a thrilling but true yarn of a snake being seen out skating and not alone was the snake caught, but the name of the'killer also. Frederick McUleary was skating along | when he saw what he thought was a j dark stick on the ice that the wind was blowing in uudulating waves along. Going up to it he was amazed to see the stick coil up and give forth a fierce hissing, and as he retired he was also astounded to see with what ease and grace and apparent enjoyment the rep | tile slid over the congealed surface. I He secured a club, chased it and didj battle and it was no long until the I snake spilled its life an tbe glass lake. This story only proves the truth once more of the old rule : If you go skat ing you will see snakes, and sometimes see snakes skating, too.—Rockingham Register. This signature is on every box of the genuine liti ye Brorao'Quinine Tablets iedy that cures a cold In one day —♦ ■ ♦— _ f wife is not keeping account of enings you spend away from r husband is insensible to your per, even though he says noth ' son swallows your fairy tales vhat a good boy you were, daughter's love tor fine gowns less acute than was your own | mother keeps to herself her dge of your extravagance, father can't see through the I 3 you try to work on him. sister forgets the little loans! tsionally makes you. brother has as big an opinion is he has of himself, maiden aunt doesn't feel your eers about old maids, uncle doesn't know as much of Id as you think you do. Bow Are lour Kidneys 7 >s' Sparagus Pills cure all kidney ills. Sam. .ad. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or K.Y. Found His Umbrella. pous Individual—Are you ir, that you deliberately placed biella in my ear last evening ? w-Clubman—Most cartless of sure. I wondered what had af It, and would it be too much or you return it ?—Tit-Bits. Decision Reserved. pose," said Bunker on the way m the links, "you consider I wouldn't say that," replied tator. "I've got more sense idge a game by the people who - Philadelpnia Press. Entertaining Talker. "ou say she is an entertaining i, my, yes ! She can entertain herself for hours at a time.—Yonkers Statesman. CASTORIA. Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought Do Not Want the Prince. The city council of Baltimore will not extend an official request to Prince Henry, of Prussia, to visit Baltimore. This was determined by the second branch, when Major Venable's motion to table the resolution of invitation X carried without a division. Major! able, in offering his motion to ta said: ■! don't care one cent for Prince Henry, whether he comes here or not. I was brought up to despise princes: It was bred in my bones. If he came here on the level with other people I would be ready to receive him." When Councilman Smith stated that Prince Henry would stop in Baltimore twenty minutes, Major Venable re plied: "Let him get some beer." Major Venable, in explanation, said: l 'l thirk the sentiments I expressed, which were prevalent all over the country during and for some years following Revolutionary times, still § among the plain people of Vir , in which State I was born and If all the princes of Europe huddled on a vacant lot around the corner 1 would not walk around I there to see them. I "I don't wish to be classed as a bar-1 barian, and I fully recognize that those whose official duty brings them into I intercourse with royalty must of neces-J sity use every courtesy and politeness, j I am glad my duty does not impose I this upon me. I delight in seeing and I hearing a talented man, whose labor j to cultivate his talent has made him i foremost among his fellows, but have I no sympathy with the adulation show. I ered upon scions oJ royalty as was done I by the people in America upon the oc-1 casion of the visit here of the present Milk in Powder Form. According to a Copenhagen dispatch in the London "Mail," at the last monthly meeting of the Swedish Agri cultural society, Dr. M. Eckenburg, a well known chemist, made an import ant communication which is of great interest for the dairy industry. The professor has discovered that the substantial essence of milk can be reduced to a fine powder. If this pow- I der be dissolved in a certain quantity jof water it becomes again ordinary J milk, with all its nutritive qualities, its taste and smell. Experiments with this milk powder were entirely successful, and the dis covery, as is often the case, was a pure accident, which has given the most ex I traordinary results. The milk powder, or flour, is rather like ordinary flour, and can be packed in wood or tins, or even in sacks or pa- Brldgewater Personals. J. G. Bare and wife left on Tuesday J for Staunton, at which place they will make their future home. Mrs. J. Newton Wilson has been very ill for the past ten days, but at this time is reported as improving. Miss Ella Blakemore, who has been visiting in Augusta county for Eeveral weeks, has returned home. David L. Mauzy, of Crabbottom, Highland county, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Sarah A. Turk, at Berlin ton, on Monday njght. Mrs. D. V. Ruckman spent several 3ays last week with her sister, Mrs. E. I L. Berlin, accompanied by her step-j laughter. Miss Sara Ruckman.—Herald I I Blight It is a sad thing to see fine fruit trees spoiled by the blight. You can always tell them from the rest. They never do well afterwards but stay "small and It is worse to see a blight strike children. Good health is the natural right of children. But some of them. don't get their rights. While the rest grow big and strong one stays small and weak. Scott's Emulsion can stop that blight. There is no reason why such a child should stay small. Scott's Emulsion is a medicine with lots of strength in it—the kind of strength that makes things grow. Scott's Emulsion makes children grow, makes them eat, makes them sleep, makes them play. Give the weak child a rhance. Scott's Emulsion will [make it catch up with the rest. This picture represents the Trade Afask of Scott's Emulsion and is on the wrapper of every bottle. Send for free sample. SCOTT & BOWN'F, 4C9 Pearl St., New York. 50c and $1. all druKjrists. I SAVIN 6 PINS. A New Method of Teaching Childreo to Be Careful. This is a true story about 10 pins and 2,000 little girls and about the new method of teaching the children of the j Newark, New Jersey, public schools to be caret ul with their belongings. A few days ago the principals and teachers in that city's 50 public schools were notified that hereafter they must be more business-like in giving out pins to the sewing classes and that a rigid and accurate accounting would be ex pected of every pin allotted to the girls in these classes. Each girl is to get 10 j pins when she begins sewing in the J sixth grade grammar, and when she | completes the course at the end of the J eighth year she mast return the pins I or as many others. I Each girl has a small pasteboard box jin which she is supposed to keep her needles, pins, thread, scissors, etc., and at the end of the sewing period she must pack her materials neatly in the box, leave the box on her desk for the inspection of the teacher and then put on the lid and place the bex in her | desk. There has been little bother over needles or thread, but the pins seemed to vanish as if they had wings. In many instances a paper of 300 pins would scarcely last a week in a class. The officials, when they heard of this extravagance, grew grave and now have evolved the rale which holds every giil to strict accountability for her 10 pins, which she receives when she starts sew ing in the sixth grade. She may turn them in to her teacher at the end of the year, or perhaps she may be permitted to take them with her into the seventh grade, but if this last is allowed she is simply putting off the day of accounting for, sooner or later, she will be officially asked: "What have you done with those 10 pins ? Produce them." J Under the new system 25,000 pins will be supplied- to the children of the New ark public schools who sew, since there are 2,500 of them. This means 70 pa pers. A paper of pins bought at whole sale costs the Board of Education 4 cents, so the pin bill each year will be about »2.80. Hitherto it had been | nearer $15 a year, so the actual saving J in dollars and cents will be about $12. "We don't care so very much about the saving of money," said an official of the Board of Education, "for it is a trifle. We will explain to the chiidren, however, how much can be done with $12 and let them understand that each of them is contributing her small share I ward saving this amount. 'The chief ldsson to be learned, and s real value of the new rule, is to press upon these girls that a pin is article of possession, that it has its lue and should not be dealt with elessly. A girl who is careful with s will soon learn to be careful about rything. That little pin habit may do a world rood. We do not ask them to fol out the old adage. 'See a pin and k it up,' and so on, for we have no mess to direct their actions out of Jol, and some cranky parent might object to it. But we do insist that tthey shail take care of the things we them to use, even pins." OASTOniA. Bsanthe _/? Tlie Kind You Have Always Bought Helen Keller's First Earings. j There is a pretty story in connection I with the series of articles which Helen Keller, the wonderful blind girl, has written for The Ladies' Home Jour nal, telling about her own life from infancy to the present day. She al-1 ways has shrunk from the publicity which follows successful literary work, and it was with great difficulty that I was persuaded to take up the task reparing her autobiography. She however, set her heart on own :"ng iland in Halifax harbor for a sum home, and in a spirit of fun the or of the Journal offered to buy it er, or to provide the means to buy When the work of writing appear ipecially irksome Miss Keller was reminded of her desire to become a land-holder, and it spurred her on. Just before Christmas she completed the first chapter of her marvelous story; and on Christmas morning she receiv ed from her publishers a check for a good round sum. Her delight may be erined, for this was the first money iy account which she had ever cd. "It is a fairy tale come true," she said. Whether she will really car ry out her plan to buy the island re mains to be seen. * ironic Constipation Cured. c most important discovery of recent years is the positive remedy for constipation. Cascarets Candy i M r i • Cure guaranteed. Genu ine tablets stamped C. C. C. Never sold fat bulk. Druggists, ioc. j Suspicious. Claribel—l wonder what that crea ture mean! Lizzie—What creature ? Ularibel-Why, Tentworth, of course. When I told him everybody said I was improving in my singing, he said he was delighted to hear it. The idea ! ■:on Transcript. I ■ CASTOR IA For Infanta and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought 1 E OMAN'S WEIGH I tot always keep pace with woman's There are energetic, home-loving i who by sheer rerce of will keeS 'Ives going and fancy that strength hnrf. _25 v ke I? P lace of strength of body. But it can't. Every day will see a loss of strength, and that oss will be indicated by a loss M> wel ?kt. When » c , wel ejht begins «> rail below the normal it is time to I In general, ill health in women may be traced to those womanly k diseases which sap the strength and \ undermine i the vitality Dr. Pierces Favorite Pre scription dries enfeebl- Jng drains, ' heals inflam , mation and ana cures female weakness, "wWft. tirt $ of weight coincident with the cur. winch proves the renewal of health to be thorough and perrnanenf Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets cleanse the boweis and stimulate tike sluggish liveV I ARE YOU WISE A frreat many people suffer through ignor m «t;™ «. . "" ,t ««»ce. They don't know that for afi Inflam mation were Is no remedy to equal TMexlcan Mustang Liniment. am easy way and a sure way to treat a case of Sore Throat in order to kill disease germs and insure healthy throat action is to take half a glassfull of water put into it a teaspoonful of Mexican Mustang liniment ~ mJZtLS&J&I g^§ le at frequent intervals. «2tZ h ff a ° uts i?? of the throat thoroughly with the lini- i ment and after _ doing this pour some on a soft cloth andl wrao ) around the neck. It is a POSITIVE CURE. wrap/ 25c., 50c. and $1.00 a bottle. IT MAY BE YOU have lol s g *"■*—■■* W» a running LnMnl^Tf;THr.„!l* Sore J orulcer - Treatitatonce with Me*l can Mustang Idiwaent and you can depend upon a speedy cure. !!2n:? PENNYROYAL PHIS !£SE£3 of menstruation." They are "LIFE BAVm»tH»£ "^ iaa womanhood, aiding development ~* SAY to girls at known remedy fo"S,l°T S and ***■ N « becomes a pleLmre. BOX ft™^" 11 - 11 ' 6 by drafts. BR. J OT ?i gg For Sa!e by HOGSHEAD BROS. & CO. Staun^^^T "RICES ! 6REATLY REDUCED ! ; We will, from the present, cut the , prices on our Suits, Overcoats, Pants, Hats and Furnishing Goods, so low that you cannot help from buying. We have fully decided that the Goods must be sold, at a big cut in prices. If you will need a Suit or Overeoot for next winter it would pay you to buy now, as the saving in prices would be a good in vestment for you and your money JOS.L.BARTH&CO. nn , CLOTHIERS, JUugustaSt., Stannton. 7a. correct Schedules of the three great railroads of the State regularly published in this paper—the C. & 0., the N. ft w. and the Southern. Poor Soils are made rich er and more productive and rich soils retain fertilizers with a liberal percentage of ~ Potash. Write for our books— sent free— which give all details. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau Street, New York Cttv. H PACKER'S - *" "1 _, HAIR BALSAM Cleanser and teautiiic. th. luJs, Hair to it. In aful Colorw Core, pcalp dii... 4 hair taliLjfc «oc,aod|l.ooat DnijEiM r Money to Lend. |7,000 $2,000 $5,000 fiJsBO f2,700 $1,000 *2,500 « 500 Long loans of above amounts at regular rates are desired. Correspondence aolieited McILHANY & HILLEARY, d 6 3m Real Estate, Loans and Insnranee j Edncate Your Bowels with Cascareta. wlv** v% b Fr C }J? r 5 conß »Pati<«> forever. iuc. ax IT C. C. C. fail, druggists refund monej*