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Issued every Friday morning by
R.S.TURK, Editorand Proprietor,
fiastlfain Street...., Staunton. Va.
A. S. MORTON, Business Manaaer.
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city and county lines.
Kred at the Postofflce at Staunton,
..assecond class mail matter.
Funston, we reel sure, will not have
Senator Hoar's tribute to him placed
on his tombstone.
Is the sugar trust to go scott free V
The coal oil trust has drawn substance
from every hovel for 30 years, why are
tbey forgotten ?
"Old Jake Smith, or the Boy butch
er," would not savor enough of fiction
to make the volume saleable, so the
publishers will probably cut it out.
Writers on medical science are now
denying that whiskey cures snake bite.
Further tests wiil likely be made, how
ever, be'ore the theory is abandoned.
The Chicago packers have dictated
tbe price of meat for the last twenty
years. Then why make such a fuss
about it now ?
Up to last week Texas and Kansas
stood even on negro burnings. Now
Texas bas gone her one better. The
old spirit of rivalry still exists between
those commonwealths.
Richard Olney would be an accepta
ble candidate to many Democrats. He
voted for and strongly supported
Bryan in the last election. D. B. Hill
will always be regarded as a skulker,
and will be very hard to swallow.
Potts, who called Admiral Schley a
coward, has been snubbed by Kaiser
William. This is as graceful an act on
the part of the Emperor as the presen
tation of the statue of Frederick the
Great, or the sending of his brother
Henry over to see us.
Col. David V. Ruckman, of Long
Glade, has given the C. W. Ry. the
free right of way through tis lands in
Highland county. When it is realized
that In passing through his lands the
right of way takes over 30 acres, the
gift is seen to be a munificent one.
Bis noticeable that all Republicans
ther in the convention or out of it,,
t the new constitution submitted,
as the Republicans of Virginia
are seldom right on any question, we
are more than ever inclined to procla- j
The Philippine question is the hot
test tomola the administration ever
got in its mouth. It would drop the
wbole affair if it could, but it can't
let go. The killing of ten year old
boys can have no apologist other than
a brute.
Booker Washington draws the color
line in his school. Tbe government is
constantly passing acts for the benefit
of colored people only. Tbe Freed
man's Bureau which cut such a caper
and stole all tbe negroes money in
Washington after the war, was a
drawer of the color line which laid the
Jim Crow Car in tbe shade.
A statute of Count de Rochambeau
was dedicated in Washington last
week with impressive ceremonies. The
statute is intended as an emblem of
of liberty and was an occasion in
which the socalled republics of France
and the United States felicitated each
other over freedom, and love of liber
ty. After our conduct in the Philip
pines and our treatment of the Boers
we should bang our heads in shame
and not shout liberty.
It is about settled that the constitu
tion will be proclaimed. For this we
are profoundly grateful. We would
not for a vast deal go through with the
disturbance caused by the submission
of the instrument. The entire Repub
lican machine—we will not dignify it
by calling it party in its present con
formation—would oppose its passage,
not because it is not a better constitu
tion than the one they imposed on us
when decent men in Virginia were dis
franchised and when negroes and
Bcallawagg wagged everything includ
ing the Republican dog in this State,
bnt because it is not of their making,
and on the other principle which with
them is well nigh universal, because I
they oppose everything that is decent j
and tending to public good.
The corporations would come to the
front and would aid them in their
effort to defeat the constitution, they
wonld pour half million or so of cor
ruption fund into the State, and the
mercenary voter would find picking
and excuses plentiful. The jackleg
Politician who never does get on, we
" were about to say right side, but we
will say decent side of any question,
would find means to substitute for his
well worn garments a new hand-me
down, and his voice as in 1896 would
laden the air at the various cross roads.
Then too we have a contingent of gen
tlemen who call themselves Democrats,
out for some reason best known to
themselves, seldom do anything Dem
ocratic, unless it be to lose out on
most public questions, and make all
round asses of themselves. These
would give fresh evidences of their
wisdom by joining the Republicans
and tbe corporations in this, as they
may possibly have done on other oc
casions and assist if possible in defeat
ing the constitution. We do not be
lieve they would succeed, but such a
bedlam as we would have. .Mount
Pelee would be mild to some eruptions
■ • which would take place in Virginia.
We are glad to see the Democrats in
this State with nerve enough on one
occasion to stand by what they have
lone and in doing so tbe people will
stand by them.
Caffee has to some extent dis
ed of the acquittal of Major
Waller, who was tried in the Philip
pines for having had eleven Fillipino
prisoners shot without trial. Caffee
says he should have been acquitted of
murder because he was under orders
from Gen. Smith, but he should have
been found guilty of a minor offense.
The acquittal of Waller and the ac
quittal of Smith which, though not
announced will follow, bas always been
to us a source of profound amazement.
We are amazed that an American
officer could carry out such orders and
more amazed tbat one could give
them. Had Major Waller, when he
was sent to Samar with the orders to
kill all over ten years of age, and make
Samar a howling wilderness, tendered
his resignation rather than obey, and
suffered court martial if need be, for
not executing such orders, rather than
for executing them, tbe world would
have applauded him, and instead dur
ing tbe remainder of his life being
haunted by the specter of murdered
men, women and children, and forever
being engaged in an attempt to wash
from bis hands the blood stains which
are there from his dipping them in
human gore, be would have gone
among his people and his friends with
the conscience of having acted the
part of a man ennobled by civilization,
instead of one degenerated by savage
ry. There Is a sentiment now being
forced upon public attention by the
friends of the administration, to the
effect that we must stand by the army.
What the army does makes no differ
ence, all but traitors must uphold it,
and he who does otherwise is a dastard
and a villain. This may have been so
In days past, but the Spaniard was no
more in duty bound to uphold the
brutality of Weyler than we were
We denounced such brutality in Wey
ler and the Spanish government, not
because it emanated from them, but
because it was wrong. Our own hu
manity revolted at cruel and barbarous
warfare, just as many of us have re
volted at the horrible spectacle wit
nessed in a side show here this week
of a great negro eating- snakes. Any
thing that shocks the senses and dis
gusts humanity, stands upon the same
plane, whether it be done by the big
negro eating snakes, by Spain or Wey
ler, or by the DDited States army un
der Smith or Waller. No patriotism,
no loyalty to country or to the Repub
lican party can ever turn Americans
into brutes we hope, for they must be
such who can condone the treatment
we have been meeting out to the Filli
pinos who never wronged a hair of our
heads until we fell on them, and began
shooting them into submission to our
will. Caffee bas had his stomach turn
ed. The country, the world in fact,
suffers the same nausea. These snakes
will make the Republican party sick,
this question is tbe specter that will
haunt them as Banquo's ghost.
For cringing demagogy nothing
transpiring in the State has ever ap
proached that of the board which has
charge of the repairs to the capitol.
No ward politicians in any corrupt city
ever were'guilty of anything so truck
ling. They absolutely placed in the
contract that no workmen should be
employed on the building but "Labor
Union" men. We have no words to
express our disgust at such groveling
political chicanery and poltroonery,
and the tax payers of Virginia who
are to pay these men for their work
on the capitol ought in some emphatic
manner to express their disgust, and
so emphatically that it will long be re
membered. We would rather see the
building stand forever as it is, than to
submit to such dictation, or degrade
our State by such policy.
A Beef Trust Traoedy.
Mary had a little lamb,
And loved it very dearly;
But beef went up (she needs must sup
And eyed her pet most queerly).
One day, alas, it came to pass
That she had naught to dine on—
There was a feast—and of that beast
I hain't since seen a sign on I
—Josephine Brigham.
(From our Regular Correspondent.)
Washington, May 26.—"There was a
remarkable scene in the Senate on
Thursday. An old man, with the
snows of many winters and slightly
bent, stood among the senators, like
Socrates teaching the men and youths
of Athens. He appealed to them with
I eloquence seldom equalled, to re
in true to the faith of their fathers,
a quarter of a century this same
man, George Frisbte Hoar, has sat
he benate chamber and no one has
had occasion to question bis republi
canism, but on Thursday he announc
ed that his conscience would not per
mit him to vote with his party on the
Philippine question for Its opponents
had forgotten the faith of their ances
tors whose lessons fell, "upon ears of
I dazzled by military glory and de
us with the lust of conquest." Con
ing a powert ul arraignment of the
blican policy in the Philippines,
Hoar appealed to his colleagues
iese words: "Let us, at least, have I
this to say. 'We too have kept the I
faith of the fathers. We took Cuba I
by the hand. We delivered her from
age-long bondage. We welcomed her
to the family of nations. We set man
kind an example never before beheld
of moderation in victory. We kept
faith with the Philippine people. We
kept faith our own history. We kept
our national honor or unsullied. The
flag which we received without a rent
we handed down without a stain.'"
Two democratic speeches of great
moderation and replete with unanswer
able arguments marked last week's de
bate. Senator Bacon, who has not yet
concluded his remarks, exposed the
weakness of the impending measure
with merciless logic and Senator Du
bois, devoting himself largely to the
claim that the Philippines would prove
the open door to China, warned his op
ponents against aronsing the dragon
which now sleeps peacefully. He point
ed out that greed for commercial gain
was likely to result in the upbuilding
of a competition which would even
tually undersell American manufac
tures in the markets of th« world
where no Chinese exclusion law would
protect the American workman from
the "yellow peril." .He dwelt on
the fact that the Chinese are able imi
tators and that once they had b*en
awakened by the efforts of capitalists
to secure their trade they would en
danger the commercial prosperity ot
all white nations with their half-paid
labor, benator Beveridge, who at
tempted to answer Mr. Dubois' argu
ment, presented an alluring array of
figures but in so doing lost all sight of
I tne trend of Mr. Dubois' argument. |
I The sudden death of Lord Paunce-
X which occurred on Saturday
ing, has caused a shock to official
and social lite in Washington- He bad I
been suffering from rheums tic go t
for some time but no one bad art ci
pated that his illness would terminate I
fatally. Lord Pauncefote was held in |
high regard in Washington, where bis
democratic manner and bis affability'
bad made him a general favorite. His
popularity at the White House during
tbe incumbency of President McKinley
is well-known and it will also be re-1
membered tbat, in conjunction with j
Secretary Olney, he framed the general'
arbitration treaty between this coun
try and Great Britain. It was through
his efforts that the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty was superceded by the Hay-1
Pauncefote treaty and the mistakes of
a former American administration
were so remedied without friction be
tween the two nations and without
the United States suffering humilia
tion. It was the ambition of the late
Ambassador to negotiate a treaty cov
ering the delicate questions of the
Alaskan boundary and the fur seal
fisheries which should be agreeable to
both parties and be bad frequently said
that, that end accomplished, be wonld
retire from the diplomatic world with
tbe feeling that his career had been
productive of lasting good aud had
been properly rounded out. Lord
Pauncefote will be succeeded as dean
of the diplomatic corps by Herr yon
Holleben, the German Ambassador.
The defeat of the republican leaders
in the House of Representatives which
took place when tbe Cuban reciprocity
bill was under consideration was re
peated when the House overruled the
decision of the Chair on an amend
ment to the Naval appropriation bill,
an amendment which provided that
three of the ships to be constructed be
built in government navy yards and
which was adopted, and now the House
has gotten into trouble with the Sen
ate in what promises to be a pretty
fight. The House, objecting to a Sen
ate amendment to the Army appro
priation bill asked for a conference,
adding that it had instructed its con
ferees not to yield on certain points.
This notice the Senate regards as a
violation of its dignity and Senator
Pettus assured me this morning that
the Senate would never yield. It seems
probable, therefore, that the House
will be compelled to recede from its
position to its own infinite humilia
tion and if it does so another blow to
the prestige of the present leaders will |
have been struck.
Dedicated to Divine Servloe.
From its belfry last Sunday after
noon rang fortb the sounds that sum
moned tbe country side to worship for
the first time in the beautiful little
church recently erected on their place
by Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Pendleton at
Augasta Springs. The building rests
upon the crest of a small hill and has
spread oat before It a charming view
of the valley beneath and the moun
tains beyond. For some time Mrs.
Pendleton has been having the finish
ing touches put on and so ere Sunday
came it was all complete and ready for
consecration to divine service. This
service was conducted by Rev. Walter
Q. Hullihen, of Trinity Episcopal
church Staunton, who chose as his
text the 14th chapter of St. Mark,
where it is written, "She hath done
what she could." The discourse was
an able one and attentively heard by
an audience which filled the building.
Mrs. Pendleton, who is an ardent
Episcopalian, has modeled and furnish
ed the building after the manner of
herjchurch and has made of it a most
graceful and attractive house of wor
shop. The building is of blue lime
stone, bas a steep, high roof, covered
with slate and a belfry tower. It is
entered from the center by an arched
vestibule. Around the auditorium is
a wainscoating of bard pine and above
this the walls rise in unfinished blue
lime stone with raised pencil work,
presenting a very unusual but hand
some appearance. The roof work is
exposed and in hard pine finish, while
from Its center bangs a handsome
chandelier. The altar and furniture
are all complete, in good taste, and on
this occasion made more beautiful by
decorations in carnations, roses,
ferns and potted plants. A set of high
backed,comfortable pews in quartered
oak fill the auditorium, while to the
left of the chancel is a handsome chap
el organ. In every detail tbe building
and its appointments are complete, in
good taste and unique in the fact that
it is designed, built and owned by an
individual. While Episcopal In its
general use and purpose, it is under
stood that ministers of other denomi
nations will frequently fill its pulpit.
After the dedicatory services quite a
considerable number of the congrega j
tion were Invited to the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton and
handsomely dined.
Highland News.
Judge Lyman Chalkley, of Highland
County Court, had nothing of interest j
before him at the regular term last j
Thursday except business relating to I
deeds and settlements.
Mrs. Amanda Arbogast has gone to
Marlinton, W. Va., to visit her son,
Mr. E. M. Arbognst and family.
W. F. Johnston, of Lexington, Va.,
examiner of fiduciary records of this
Judicial District, is here, examining
tbe records of the clerk's office.
Dr. A. E. Craig, of Leon, Mason
county, W. Va , is visiting bis mother,
Mrs. Craig, and sister, Mrs. S. B. Sieg.
Charles P. Jones. Jr., and his moth
er are visiting at Franklin, W. V a.
W. A. Campbell and wife, and Mrs.
Frank Anderson, of Franklin, W. Va.,
are visiting Mr. Campbell's mother and
sister, Mrs. L H. Stephenson.
Dr. Weorge Rodgers, of Arbor Hill,
Va., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Kate
Rodgers, at Meadow Dale.
Tbe commencement exercises of High
land High School will be held in,,the
chapel of the school June 2d 4th. From
all reports, the school has had a suc
cessful term
Miss Clara Flemming, of Wier, this
county, who has been visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Mary Schilling, of Kansas,
has returned. j
Cards have been issued announcing
the marriage of Mr. v 7. P. Campbell I
and Miss Emma McClintic on June 12,
at Stony Run Church.
W. A. Sipe, of the Commercial Motel, I
has returned, after an extended visit I
to relatives in Rockingham. J
Miss Emma Rivercomb, of Williams
ville, has been visiting in town for
several days. '
Circuit Court Proceedings.
Senger & Turner recovered a judg
ment for $250 against A. Cramer.
Capt. J. A. Patterson was appointed
a member of the pension board in
place of Capt. C. Benton Coiner, who
could not serve. I
The estate of Frederick Ash and
Mrs. Margaret Lynn were committed
to the sheriff.
In the case of the Russell Wind Cycle
company against S. T. Neff, the jury
disagreed and were discharged.
The court adjourned on Saturday
until Monday, June 2nd.
Y. M. C. A. Officers.
The Young Men's Christian Associa-1
tion held its annual meeting Friday
night and elected the following officers:
President, James Ker, Jr.; Treasurer,
J. H. Woodson; Recording Secretary'
Taylor McCoy; First Vice-President,'
H. H. Blease; Second Vice-President
James R. Taylor, Jr.; Third Vice
President, Henry Hutchinson; Fourth
Vice-President, H. L. Lang; Fifth
1 Vice President, S. P. Silling. The fol
lowing are the directors: J, T. Way
man, McH. Holliday, J. S. Cochran H.
M. Mcllhany and Elbert Brown. '
The C. W. in Pocahontas County.
Last week Mr. E, W. Jackson, chief
engineer, and Mr. R. 8. Turk, counsel
for the C W. Ry., visited Pocahontas
county, W Va., and in company with
Mr. H. H. Jackman, engineer in ebarge
of the locating party in that county,
who joined them at Marlinton, went
over the proposed line from Marlinton
to Williams river, thence returning
went up Knapp'g Creek to Frost, from
irost to Clover Lick, and over the
Clover Lick Gap to Big Spring, and
down Elk to the junction of tae two
forks at Wm. Sharp's. The chief en
gineer found the route from Frost as
far as Marlinton very satisfactory
down Knapp's Creek, but through
Marlinton and to the head of Williams
river by to means so inviting. Much
difficulty will likely be experienced in
getting through Marlinton no matter
which survey is adopted. On one route
a tunnel would be necessary on the
point of a ridge in the town, on the
other high embankments, bridges and
tressels to avoid the waters of Knapp's
Creek, and to reach the bridge neces
sary over Greenbrier river at that
point must be built.
From Marlinton to the he->d of Wil
liams river the work is heavy for 12
miles, one tunnel through a ridge being
required. The rights of way up this
me have proven very costly and as tt;e
line bas been shifted somewhat from I
its original location, it is presumed thei
rights of way will be still advanced
when they should be applied for. On
the whole the outlook for that line is
unfavorable unless local advantages
overcome the absolute difficulties.
The Clover Lick line is also heavy
from Frost to the Big Spring—but in
as much as the mountain at the head
?L£'? ver Lick v Bhar P a tunnel of
3000 feet can be driven there, and the
work on both sides much reduced in
cost, and the grades held down to the
minimum. Rights of way from Frost
to Clover Lick have already been taken
at small cost, and those from Frost to
Big Spring will be practically a gift,
thus making considerably in favor of
that line. The territory claimed by
the B. &O. and C. & O. will not be
touched on by going down Elk which
also makes in favor of the Clover Lick
The Engineer is anxious to reach
that portion of the county for the line
which presents the greatest prospect
for business, and on this subject the
company would like to be fully inform
cd. Of course directness, grade, cost
of construction, &c, wjll enter largely
into the problem. Pocahontas has a
great opportunity in this scheme which
if pushed to completion will place her
on a through line, instead of on a
branch, as she now is. By the Clover
Lick route a possibility exists of ob
taining some of the freights of the W
Va. Pulp & Paper Co., or as it is
known in Pocahontas the W. Va
Spruce Lumber Co. A connection
with the Coal & Iron R. R. at Durbin
would also be made with ease, all of
which presented themselves with great
force to the mind of the Chief Engi
™' er a coal is foun d near the old
Wm. Sharpe residence, on Elk, as is
claimed by Major A. C. L. Gatewood
and others, the fact that Elk river cuts
through to the limestone, thus insur
ng all coal seams to lay above water
level. Elk would be a most inviting
stream down which to build a road, as
every pound of freight would be made
reach such a road by gravitation. The
coal over such a line would also be
somewhat nearer the seaboard than by
any other route.
It is to be hoped, therefore, that the
people of Pocahontas will assist the
company in pointing out the advanta
ges of the various lines with reference
to timber, mineral resources. &c, and
do what they can in gathering samples
of ores for inspection during the sum
mer. If any of them know of coal or
iron veins they would do well to meas
ure their thickness and send their lo
cation and samples of the oreand coal
to some point where the company may
have them shipped to New York for
analysis. All this will help the indi
vidual and the company at the same
time. The history of the county by
the Rev. W. T. Price, has given val
uable aid, but as this was written
more to describe the people than the
geology of the county, aid from other
sources will greatly assist.
Run Over By Engine.
Trixy Moyer, about fourteen years
w ' t ßon of MrSl ranni e K. Moyer of
West end, was run over shortly
before nine o'clock. Friday night
by the O. & O. shifting engine,
in charge of Engineer Key, and
had his left leg cut off above
the knee and his left arm mangled. He
had come down from West End and sat
down on the east end of the trestle
bridge, and is supposed to have fallen
asleep. The engine backed on him
the engineer having no knowledge of
his presence on the track. The engine
was at once stopped and he was picked
up and brought to the depot, whence
he was taken on a stretcher to the
King's Daughters' hospital where he
received prompt surgical attention, but
his injuries were such that he died be
fore morning. His foneral took place
feunday afternoon from the Auditirium
State or Ohio, oitt of Toledo,
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is the senior partner of the firm of
rh/n??" ? ?°" doil >g business in
«fn™&°' and State
aforesaid, and that said firm will nay
XjAKH for each and every case of Ca
n?H»irt t^ lnnot be cure dby the use
of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Hworn to before me and subscribed
b n er?A P DT B8 C 6: thiß6thday ° fDeCem -
w.ii>„r. * v „ . No tary Public,
nan s catarrh Cure is taken internal
ly ana acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Over-Work Weakens
Your Kidneys.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
All the blood in your body passes through
your kidneys once every three minutes.
The kidneys are your
blood purifiers, they fil
ter out the waste or
impurities in the blood.
If they are sick or out
of order, they fail to do
their work.
Pains, aches andrheu
matism come from ex
cess of uric acid in the
kidney trouble. blood - d "c to neglected
i,„!"„ d r ey . troub ! c oauses l ul <* or unsteady
H u!f ?' and makes one fe el as thoueh
they had heart trouble, because the heart is
over-working in pumping thick, kidney
poisoned blood through veins and arteries
it used to be considered that only urinary
troubles were to be traced to the kidnevs\
but now modern science proves that nearly
all constitutional diseases have their begin
ning in kidney trouble. s
If you are sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild
and the extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy is
soon realized. It stands the highest for its
wonderful cures of the most distressing cases
and is sold on its merits
by all druggists in fifty-,
cent and one-dollar siz
es. You may have a
sample bottle by mail Home or
free, also pamphlet telling you how to find
out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kilmer I
" I have kept Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral in my house for a great many
years. It is the best medicine in
the world for coughs and colds."
J. C. Williams, Attica, N. Y.
All serious lung
troubles begin with a
tickling in the throat.
You can stop this at first
in a single night with
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Use it also for bronchitis,
consumption, hard colds,
and for coughs of all kinds.
Three sizes : 25c., 59c., SI. AH drufrlsis.
Consnlt yonr doctor. If he says take It,
then do as he says. If he tells yon not
to take It, then don't take It. He knows.
Leave It with Urn. We are willing.
J. C. AVER CO., Lowell, Mass.
Buffalo Gap Mention.
Buffalo Gap. May 36.-Mr. F. F.
Cimiotti, with his wife and others,
came from New York in Mr. C. 's an
tomobile to this place and spent a
pleasant week at J. W. Keller's. They
have returned to New York. While
here they took several trips to points
of interest—Stribling Springs, Variety
Springs and other points. We
wish them a pleasant journey back
to New York, and hope to see them in
the Virginia mountains often. Messrs.
Walter and Gustave Cimiotti, who
have been boarding with Mr. Keller
for some time will return home this
Mrs. Bright, who has been quite sick,
is, we are glad to state, improving and
hopes soon to be about
W. H. Cauley has opened a store at
Buffalo Gap and is doing a good busi
Our village looks beautiful now sur
rounded by the mountains covered
with the green trees and flowers of ev
ery variety, quite a different spectacle
from what would have been seen some
months ago when everything was cov
ered with ice and snow. It is an ideal
place tb spend a quiet month, aud
would be thoroughly enjoyed by those
who are shut in hot cities during the
summer months.
Lipscomb Items.
Mr. Willie Coyner and sister were]
visiting relatives near Greenfield, Va.,
last week. j
Miss Nina Kite, who has been visit- i
ing her sister, expects to return to her
home in Ps>ge county next week.
MissNanaleen McClain, of Nelson
county, who has been visiting her cou
sin, Miss Ida Coyner, returned home
Mr. Wille Brown, of Nelson county,
spent Sunday with friends at Sunny
Mr. Grover McClain and sister, Ruth,
were visiting relatives near here last
Rev. Geo. B. Flory preached in Rock
bridge county Sunday. CKJ I
The following persons attended the
German Baptist annual meeting at
Harrisburg, Perm., last week. Rev.
David Kendig, wife aud two children, I
Rev. Rufus Kendig, Rev. Justice Cline
and wife, Mr. Tim I'arnell, Misses
Florence Flory, Alder Cline and Kitty
Hayer, Messrs. George Harper and
William Kendig. They all report a
large attendance.
Staunton, Va., May 22, 1903.
I have one of the White Drive Gates
sold by O. V. Carson here. It is the
best and easiest operated gate 1 have
ever seen. I paid $20 for mine and
would not have it taken away for $40
if I could not get another one of tbe
same kind. I have known Mr. O. V.
Carson from his youth, have always
found him to be straight forward,
honest and prompt in what he says,
a 8 I have bad many other dealing with
him besides the gate, and can recom
mend that what he says can be relied
upon. Ja's. M. Bkrrt.
(Successor to MeHbany & Hilleary.)
tUANTS everybody to call on him who is
" in the market to buy or sell FARMS.
Have a large list to select from. Send
description if you want to sell your
yUANTS to sell quick a good farm near
" Verona. Splendid opportunity to buy
a desirable home. Apply at once.
UIANTS to sell 180 acres with oyer 2,000
™ fruit trees; over 1,000 in full bearing, j
Johnsons, Winesaps, Pears, &c. Must
sell quick.
UUAETS to sell a fine residence on Main
A t venue? lS Ca a ii r, qulck ome 0n MaPl6
MONEY TO LEND on Improved real
"■ estate. Office over the Farmers' &
Merchants' Bank. Entrance on Augusta
„.,_ It? A
To My Friends and the Public in General: I
I have opened a GROCERY, CON
CO STORE atD. A. Sniteman's old
stand on South Augusta Street, No. 11,
and would be glad to have you come
to see me. I promise fair dealing with
every one. Come and see me before
you buy such as the above.
Mr. John C, Whitlock is with me and
will be pleased to wait upon his friends.
Hundreds of new fresh garments, of
Muslin, Cambric and Nainsook, as
plain or as dainty as you deßire. Not
withstanding all the garments are low p rlce( j during this sale. Quality of
material is strictly reliable.
Remnants of extra fine white goods—Lawns, Hat isle, Fancy Stripes
regular 25c goods, at 10 and 12$ cents.
a: ru r
tomers a cordial welcome
to our store during the Carnival. We
will be pleased to have you make ouri
store your headquarters.
Jeweler anfl optician. No. 3 E. Main St.
The Board of Visitors at their annual
meeting on the 21st of June will appoint
STATE CADETS to fill vacancies in the
3rd, 4tb, Oth, 10th, 11th, 19th, 20th. 26th,
27th, 28th and 34th Senatorial Districts,.
and three vacancies at large. These ap
pointments carry free board and tuition.
Applications should be addressed to the
undersigned on or before June 10th, prox.,
on forms that will be sent upon request.
After about June Ist BOLEN'S Jewelry
" Store will be located at 10G W. Main
St., opposite Timberlaks's dry goods store.
v W. Btewart & Co., consisting of E. W.
Stewart and John H. Blackburn, has been
dissolved by mutual consent.
E. W. Stewart.
E. W. Stewart has formed a co-partner
ship with William Lambert, Jr., under the
firm name of E. W. Stewart & Co., to con
duct a business of general contracting aud
the manufacture of sash, doors, blinds and
all kinds of building material. Their place
of business will be corner of Churoh street
and Middlebrook avenue. The patronage
of the public is respectfully solicited.
Phone number 491.
DOLEN'S Jewelry Store will move to 100
■* W. Main, opposite Timberlake's dry
goods store, about June Ist
Low Sloes
For Spring
are always in favor
The styles are very
pretty and the prices
Up ill Quality.
Down in Price.
Up-to-Date Shoe House,
Staunton, Va.
Swell New Creations
Such Millinery Splendor never
before seen in Staunton!
Every fancy and practical idea repre
sented in our vast collection of Hats.
It is tbe most magnificent exposition
of Millinery tbat we have ever shown
and Hat iB marked low—at prices that
will suit you.
Staunton Millinery,
Mrs. Minnie P. Kniseley,
32 E. Main St., Staunton, Va.
For Camping Parties, for Sale
or Rent. Apply to
BOX 452,
Staunton, Va.
prettier Hats for the money
than are offered in any other
store in the State, besides a
large assortment to select froui.
May Sale
Muslin Underwe?r.
Carnival colors
Miller & Bradley's,
and almost as bright and attractive
as their extensive line of
Waists, Skirts Ready-made or the
Goods to make them, in every con
ceivable color or pattern, with more
thrown in, than you could get any
where else. Come to us for
Cash People.
Hardware. Hardware.
We carry the Largest Stock of Hardware
in the Valley of Virginia, both shelf and heavy
Sash, Doors and Blinds, Fence Wire,
and various kinds of Woven Fence for Stock and
Poultry. The Celebrated Portland Cement In
fact everything you iind in an Up-to-Date Hardware Store.
(Jome and see us before buying, it Costs you nothing to
be Posted as to Prices.
Largest v Size Cabinet Grand, Warranted for Ten Years,
Largest size cabinet grand, with manbolin attachment, mahogany case,
And the famous
Largest size cabinet grand case, in dark figured mahogany. lor
on very easy monthly payments, or $225.00 cash.
The above prices include handsome stool and scarf and delivery to your
home within 10 miles of .Staunton. We are in a position to give you
better value for your money than any one can offer you, and we
Expert Piano Tuning, tone regulating and rei -»ir" f ]• n 1
al Instruments by 1'rof. Kobert MiddlekaufT—"0 "pai° f . , "**- ( ' ,l8
experience. yeais 01 practical
ever shown in Staunton, are now at
the same to everybody. Reasonable
prices for strictly custom made men's
No. 130 West Main Street, STAUNTON V
p fill Be Tie lull Ones?
, *^ ide f *c Excellent Values lam giving in Men's, Women's
and Children's Shoes, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings, Notions &c I
bought a small lot of . B ' ' 1
Which I will sell at from 15 to 25 percent, less than they can be had
elsewhere. See if you cannot be first while you can get 3 our size and
W. J. SWINK, Prop.
No, 28. Augusta St. (in Marquis Building). Staunton Vi
Evans Sells for Cash I
Summer Underwear !
So tbin and comfortable that it's cooler to wear it than
to go without it. Still the thinness of Underwear b
not everything. The Underwear must be made right
to Insure satisfaction. I KNOW MY UNDERWEAR
IS RKiHT! If it were not, I would not have it.
Prices-25, 35, 50, 75 and SI.OO
JNO. C. EVANS, Th « "«w -en's
Under the Town Clock. Staunton, Va,
No 103 West Main Street
Staunton, Va.
.Kvans Sells for Less

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