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Friday, July 31.
AUGUSTA VS. ROCKINGHAM.
In another column we publish an
article giving some figures tending to
minimize Augusta and magnify Rock
ingham. Below we give some figures
which show the real status of the two
The figures referred to are interest
ing, but they count for little. They are
taken from the census reports and
those reports are not regarded as reli
able, hence they often mislead. In the
article referred to all the figures taken
from Augusta's column exclude Staun
ton, because Staunton is a city and
enumerated separately. In the figures
given on Rockingham's side Harrison
burg is included, because she is not a
city, hence treated as part of the coun
ty. In enumerating the wealth of
Augusta it would be as unfair to leave
Staunton out as it would be iv the case
of Rockingham to leave Harrisonburg
out. We therefore will include Staun
ton in some of the following figures.
It is not necessary to do so in most
instances to liud Augusta leading
Rockingham, but it is only fair to Au
gusta that she and Staunton should
be treated as one.
Our figures are taken usually from
the report of Ibe Auditor for 1802, and
are sworn to by the people of t lie two
Augusta is charged on the land books
tor ISO 3 with 611,048 acres, Rocking
ham with 597,998, a difference in favor
of Augusta of only 13,050 acres; yet
Augusta lands are valued for taxation
at $5,276,260, while those of Rocking
ham are valued at $4,717,567, a differ
ence in favor of Augusta of over half
a million dollars.
Augusta's buildings are valued at
$2,327,028; those of Rockingham at
$1,758,686; making in this item alone
a difference of $068,942 in favor of
Augusta including all town lots and
the city of Staunton has an assessed
value in real estate of $10,500,400,
whilst Rockingham with all town lots
and the town of Harrisonburg includ
ed is only assessed at $7,647,979; a diff
erence in favor of Augusta, of
Augusta including Staunton is as
sessed with personal property valued
at $3,813,300, Rockingham including
Harrisonburg with $2,500,063; a diff
erence in favor of Augusta of
Let's look a little more in detail at
some of this personal property:
Augusta is assessed with 10,275
horses valued at $462,383, Rockingham
with 9,037 valued at $354,556; Augus
ta's horses are therefore worth $100,000
more than Rockingham's. Horses in
Augusta seem also to be worth over $45
per head for taxation, whilst those of
Rockingham seem to be worth only a
little over $30 per head. Augusta is
assessed with 15,024 sheep at $57,962.
Rockingham with 9,540 sheep at
$21,619. An Augusta county sheep is
therefore worth about $3.50 per head,
whilst a Rockingham sheep seems to
be worth only a little over $2 per head.
Rockingham leads us in hogs—we
do not mean to be personal—we mean
the regular four footed beast. She has
14,729 hogs, whilst we have only about
13,100; but Rockiugham's hogs are of
an inferior breed, razor backed fel
lows, at least they seem so when tbe
Commissioner of the Revenue comes
round. Her 14,700 bogs are valued at
$44,310, whilst Augusta's 13,100 hogs
are valued at $46,066, or whilst Rock
ingham has over 1,800 more hogs than
Augusta they are not worth as macli
Augusta leads Rockingham in the
number of cattle.
Augusta has 6,75w vehicles assessed
at $124,133; Rockingham has 5,361 as
eessed at $84,034. Augusta leads there
fore to the number of 1,398, and in val
ue $39,499 in this item.
Augusta is assessed with 2,987
watches valued at $34,087, Rockingham
with 2,597 watches valued, however,at
Augusta is assessed with 2,oosclocks
Valued at $7,703, Rockingham with
2,437 clocks valued at $4,530, not $2
Augusta is assessed with 3,350 sew
ing machines valued at $31,395; Rock
ingham with 3,337 valued at only
Augusta' household and kitchen
furniture is valued at $388,000; Rock
ingham's at $244,000.
Augusta is assessed on bonds and
notes with $1,224,190; Rockingham
Augusta is assessed on capital in
vested not otherwise taxed with $245.
--449; Rockingham with $83,300.
Augusta is assessed on capital in
suits and under control of the courts
with $283,848; Rockingham with
Angusta pays in license tax to the
State $14,475; Rockingham $8,101.
Augusta's banks pay in State taxes
$1,696; Rockingham's $851.
Augusta's banks at their last state
ment showed resources aggregating
$2,085,474; Rockingham's showed $1,
--628,909. This omits Waynesboro's
bank whjich we set off against the
bank of Bridgewater, with Waynes
boro as the stronger of the two.
In order to make this showing Rock
ingham's banks are bowowing between
$75,000 and $100,000 on which they pay
as high as 3 per cent. Augusta's
banks do not borrow at all.
The postofliee receipts at Staunton
hut year were a little over $23,000.
The receipts of the Harrisonburg
office have never reached $10,000,
h mcc Harrisonburg has never bad free
delivery, a luxury Staunton has been
enjoying over IS years.
The yearly freight receipts of the
railroads at Staunton are greater than
the receipts of all the railroads at al'
tbe stations in Rockingham county
combined. The pisseigT receipt! at,
Staunton bear about the same ratio,
and are larger than the pnsiei ger re- 1
ceiptsatall the railway stations of
Rockingham county combined, and
this has no reference U> the express
business done at Staunton whicii is
The population of Augusta inc'nd
ing Staunton is 40,668, of Rockingham
including Han isonburg U 33 527.
This year, 1903, the total assessed
value of Augusta's real and peri-omil
property listed for taxation is $12,951,
--372. We have not access to tbe astcss
• ment of Rockingham, but we think we
Ie ad her by at least four million dol
, This article is not written in any
spirit of exultation. It is simply in
, tended to answer with cold figures
, statements published and largely cir
culated in which Augusta has been
made to appear in an Improper light.
, We do not desire to detract from
I Rockingham's greatness, we acknowl
edge it. and rejoice with her in all
, that it accomplishes, her glory is our
' pride, and if in her rapid advances we
are not able to keep pace with her, we
I shall fall to the rear bidding her (iod
, speed. This controversy was not
brought on by Augusta. We ourselves
did not see the article for some time
, after it appeared, but having had it
■ called to our attention we could not
, refrain from showing its fallacy. We
, could go on in many other ways show
, ing wherein we think we are in the
' lead, but the above we hope will suf
fice, for the present at least.
CONSOLATION'S CUP NEEDED
Times in New York have been pan
icy during the last week. Trouble has
c jme thick and fast to many of those
lordly persons who strode the earth a
few days ago as a colossus. We have
read how—A King sat on a rocky
brow, and men and ships by thousands,
lay below, and all were his. He count
ed them at break of day, but when the
sun set, oh where were they ?
Thus did Wall Street's kings a short
time ago view their possessions. The
whole earth was theirs and the full
ness thereof. But as if by a tornado
their wealth has been swept away, fire
and flood could have done no more,
and yet neither element played a part
in this destruction. Some hand invis
', ble dealt the blow, all felt it but none
could tell whence it came. A son-in
law of .Tas. R. Keene has made an as
signment. Other failures in the Stojjk
Exchange have taken place, tbe for
tune of John 1). Rockefeller is said to
have shrunk 100 millions, other for
tunes have met like disaster, and the
, end is not yet. What this means is
plain to be seen. These men have put
their trust in princes, tbey have made
stocks their idol,and they have bowed
down before tbem and worshipped
them. They baye exalted them until
they could no longer sustain their own
weight and tbey began giving way,
and as one broke and fell it carried
others down with it, and thus another
and another until there has been wreck
and ruin. That such conditions should
have arisen with the political complex
ion of the country as it is can hardly
be credited. With the brains of the
country ail in the Republican party,
with the business interests of the coun
try conducted entirely by Republicans
and tbe government in tbe hands of
that party, even to the Postofliee De
partment, we thought everything was
as secure as a ten cent piece in a safety
vault. Had anybody predicted such
disaster a few months ago, be would
have been held fm- treason, had he a
little while ago dared assert that there
might be trouble during the expected
term of another four years of our wise
and sagacious president,that person if
not actually in danger of being lynch
ed would have taken long chances on
his life. It is pleasurable to hear the
rattle, and see tbe comforting gulp and
sweet expression of those who have
their straws stuck deep into consola
tion's cup, and are sucking up what
tbey can of that lluid which possibly
invigorates, but does not, just now,
intoxicate. They look heavenward and
smack their lips as they seem to say,
"If Bryan were president instead of
Roosevelt how like Martinique would
this country be now ? We have had a
terrible explosion and rain of fire,
smoke and melted lava from our Pelee
(Wall Street) but we can rest assured
that with such wisdom as we have at
the helm the good ship of State will
glide safely iuto harbor. If, however,"
and here they look very wise, "we only
"What about 1893 when Grover had
the helm ?" is rudely asked by an ir
reverent Democratic sinner, standing
near the counter. Tbe straw drops
from the lips of the consolation seek
er, he looks at the irreverent question
er, and with eyes again turned toward
heaven, be mutters as be walks away,
"Lord, 1 thank thee that 1 am not as
other men, wilt thou have mercy on
that miserable sinner?"
1 Along with other watered stocks,
and wind pudding securities, Cleve
' land stock took a tumble last week.
Sorrow over Mr. Rockefeller's losses
i in tbe Wall Street squeeze, is genuine
i with ail users of coal oil.
Even Mr. Keene, as much as be dis
likes silver, could have used 10 silver
dollars be did not have, to 1 gold dol
lar he did have, in tbe existing panic.
The Cleveland baby carriage will be
sufficiently large to bold tbe crowd
who are waiting for tbe Cleveland
The trouble now with Mr. Bryan,
his defamers say, is that be has only
one idea. But he always gathers a!
crowd to hear him express that idea,''
we notice. '
Augusta vs Rockfnnham.
The following article appeared re
cently in 1 he Harrisonburg Daily jffYws
and we print it in full so far as it un
dertakes to draw a line of coin pari son
between Augusta and Rockingham. It
purports to have been sent as a special
from Washington. See our reply to
these figures in another column:
There has been a popular Idea in Vir
ginia that Augusta county is the
wealthiest, comity in the State, but tbe
result of the last census show the idea
to have been a fallacy, and accords the
honor of first place to her nearest neigh
bor on the north—Rockingham.
There is a good deal of interest, in
tin comparative statistics of the luanr
' ufiicturing and agricultural wealth of
tie two counties. The data prepared
ny the census otiice shows, in the first
place, that the farms of Rockingham
are worth more in bulk, as well as to
the acre, than the farms of Augusta.
Tbe farms of Rockingham are worth,
exclusive of buildings, $8,747,330.
Ttiose of Augusta are worth $8,290,170.
I 'I'ae buildings ou the farms of Rock
] Ingham are liner than those of Angus
]ta. They are valued at $3,237,110,
while those on the farms of Augusta
are estimated at $3,173,590. Therefore,
the total value of the farms of Rock
ingham is $11.984,440 as compared with
$11,404,120, the value of the farms of
Augusta. Tbe average value per acre
of the farms of Augusta county is a
shade less than $29. On the other
hand, the value per acre of tbe farms
of Rockingham is within a few cents
of $35, thus giving Rockingham farms
$6 advantage per acre over tbe farms
of Augusta county. The county of
Augusta has 410,798 acres of ground in
her farms, while Rockingham has only
,315 555 acres, or over 05,000 acres less,
and yet the farms of Rockingham arc
worth $520,320 more than those of
There are 2,714 farms in Augusta
county which have buildings ou tbem.
The average value of the buildings on
each farm is, therefore, less than $1,170.
Ou the other hand the averge value
of the buildings to be found on tbe
farms of Rockingham, which ha? 3,241
farms with buildings on tbem, is a
shade less than $1,000. .
The farmers of Augusta county have
larger farms than their neighbors in
Rockingham. There are 3,293 farms
in all in Rockiugham. This makes
the average number of acres in Rock
ingham farms close to 105 acres. On
the other hand, tbe average number
of acres for Augusta farms is over 148.
Tbe average value of Rockingham
farms is therefore about $,1,675, while
the average value of those iv Augusta
is $4,203. Rockingham has $436,340
invested in tanning implements, while
Augusta has over $439,000 invested in
like manner. Tbe live stock in Rock
ingham is a shade more than in Au
gusta, tbe former having stock whose
cash value is $1,377,000, while the val
ue of livestock in the latter county Is
But when it goes to income the Rock-
Ingham farmer has decidedly the ad
vantage of his Augusta neighbor. Tbe
gross income of the farms of Augusta
county, shows, in the year tbe census
was taken, $2,022,169, as compared
with $2,273,990, the gross income of
Rockingham farms. Thus it will be
seen that the average farm of 105 acres
in Rockingham, representing a mouey
value ot $3,675, has an income of over
$821, while the 148 acre farm in Au
gusta, representing an investment of
$4,200 yields but little more.
To sum up the agricultural wealth
of the two counties; The value of
Rockingham farms is $11,984,440. Its
implements for farming are valued at
$430 340, and its 11 ye stock at $1,377 420
This makes a grand total of $13,798,206.
Augusta real estate aggregates $11,
--404,120, her live stock is valued at
$1,372,140, and her machinery at $439,
--090; making a total agricultural wealth
of $1,278,350. This makes Rockiug
ham the wealthiest county in tbe State
by over $500,000 in the matter of agri
culture. Relatively the same ratio of
wealth exists between tbe two counties
in respect to manufactures. Other
counties, of course, eclipse them both
in the matter of manufacturing wealth.
But as the manufacturing wealth in
creases, the agricultural wealth de
creases in about the same ratio, so
that relatively, Rockingham is tbe
richest county in the State by some
There are some other interesting
facts brought out by the agricultural
bulletin. For instauce, there are more
farms in Pittslyvania couuty than in
any other county i:i the State. Then
comes Halifax, Washington and Rock
ingbam. Loudoun raises more live
stock than any other county, then
Fauquier, Rockingham and Augusta.
Pittsylvania shows a greater gross in
come from her farms than any other
county, then Rockingham, Augusta
and Norlolk in tbe order named. Nor
folk county uses more fertilizer than
any other county by nearly 50 per
cent. Followed by Nansemond.Pittsyl
vania aud Augusta.
A Pleasure Trip.
Sport, July 27.—Quite a number of
our young people went on a pleasure
trip to Humpback Rock Saturday.
We started at 6 o'clock and went by
Sherando, from that point we followed
the winding road up tbe mountain.
It was intensely hot, and in spite of
the frequent stops and captivating
scenery, we arrived at the level below
tbe rock at about half past eight.
After a short rest we started on foot
for the second level, where we ate our
dinner and spent a few hours roaming
through the woods, we then started
for the rock again. The ascent is very
steep, and our progress was slow, but
we arrived at our destination at V 2
o'clock, somewhat tired, but a short
rest soon made us forget our toilsome
journey up the mountain. The view
from the rock is the ii nest imaginable.
As it was somewhat smokey we could
not see over twenty miles. I will des
cribe the picture as it impressed me—
On this standing, which, by its eleva
ted and detached character, affects
you like the monument. The forest
rises above and around you, beneath
and before you isspread a lovely val
ley. The trees of the woods in all
their variety, stand out on the verdant
bottoms, with their heads in the sun
and easting their shadows at their
feet; but so diminished as to look more
like the pictures of the things than the
things themselves. The green hills
arise on either hand and all around :
and give completeness and beauty to
the scene. It conveys to you the idea
of perfect solitude. The hand and foot
of man seem never to have touched
that valley. It is solitude, but of a
most soothing not appalling character
—where sorrow might might learn to
forget her griefs, and folly begin to be
wise and happy. We stayed at this
lovely place until 4 o'clock and" after
carving our names returned to where
we ate our dinner and again enjoyed
the feasts of the baskets. We then
started home, having spent, I think,
one of the most pleasant days of our
lives. Our party was made up of the
following young people—Misses jjydia
Andrews, Lizzie and Maggie Driver,
Lydia and Villa Heatwole, Helen
Fleet, Nina Hensley, Ora Hensley,
Gracie Graves, Gertrude Cramer,
i'earle and Ollie Shenk, Mattie Sho
walter, Ida Coyner and Lizzie Weaver;
Messrs. Ruben. Hershey and VVillie
Brunk, Willie Coyner, Joe and Dan
Driver, Walter Grove, Homer Hens
ley, Ernest Riddle, Johnnie Rankin,
Johnnie Showalter, Henry and Sam
Weaver and Arthur Waid. w. c.
Miss Mary Crawford is visiting her
friend. Miss Permele Elliott, near
m 111 '11 t I irrTiirwtM-Tta
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J. C. A
A COMPLETE PLANT.
The Basic City Woolen Mills Doing a
Good and Growing Business.
When iv Basic City last it was to
the pleasure and profit of a Spkcta
tor reporter that he fell into the hands
of Mr. H. Vincent Monroe, the new
superintendent of the Woolen Mills at
that place. Ever on tbe lookout for
something that is new the reporter was
both surprised and gratified to see
that tbe town could boast so complete
a plant as the Woolen Mills proved to
be. An hour or more was spent in a
hasty inspection of the buildings aud
machinery of this plant under the
polite guidance its energetic and capa
ble superintendent. 'From tbe raw
wool to the completed blanket, cased
aud ready for shipment, is what the
plant accomplishes in tbe regular rou
tine of its daily work, giving employ
ment to a large number of both men
and women. The machinery
wbich is distributed over two large
brick buildings, is much of it of tbe
latest labor saving pattern and in
cludes, nappers, spinners, weavers,
washers, dryers, etc. As we follow the
blanket from, tbe hammock of raw wool
to tbe completed article ready for sale
over the merchants counter, the pro
cess of metamorphosis is very enter
taining, but none more so than tbe
last stage where tbe fine teeth of tbe
napper puts on the finishing touches
and converts the rough coarse cloth
into the soft,thick,downy spread with
its beautifully mingled bolder dyed in
a delicate shade of pink or blue. Then
the hem, a brade of cream shaded color
is sewed on with a large sewing ma
chine that runs two needles at the
same time, a new invention.
VVnile we waited this machine did
some fine work, and after passing
through the hands of Mr, A, Jy. Suead,
the Supt of tbe drying and carding de
partment, tbe blankets were ready for
packing, And a most beautiful article
they are too, as fine as are turned out
for the largest woolen mills in the
country, aud retailing at a price from
$3 00 and $3 50 per pair. The da Jy
output of the mills is increasing and
tbe effort of the management is ever
looking to the employ of additional
help as fast as such operatives can be
trained iuto profieieuqy.
Tbe local personelje of tbe plant is
J. J. Bockee, Vice President and Man
ager; 11. Vincent Monroe, Superin
tendent; F. W. rSiler, Overseer; S. H.
McDonald, Overseer; p. VV. Garland,
Clerk and Paymaster, and Howard
Buckman, Overseer of wool room.
Staunton s New National Bank.
Next Monday, August 3rd, the Btaun.
ton National Hunk, the new financial
institution of this city, will open its
doors for business. Tbe Bank lias
some weeks since placed an order for a
complete outfit of handsome bank
furniture, but as tbe receipt of this
has beeu delayed, the management has
secured temporary counters, desks,
etc., and will open for business at
ouce. T.te capital stock of $100,000
liau all been paid in and tbe new bank
opens with excellent prospeois. Its
board of directors and stockholders are
composed of many of tbe most sub
stantial and reputable men of both the
city and county. Tbe officers are K.
E. Vaugban, President, Wm. T. Me-
Cue, Vice-President, (i. G. Child.
Cashier. Directors—J. Frank Clem
mer, Hugh 15. Bproul, Wm. H. Landes,
Hugh C. Braxton Mcllenry Holliday,
Joseph P. Davis, Rudolph Buingard
ner, Jos. 15. Woodward, A.. Erskine
Miller, J. N. McParland, James F.
Bowman, Garland E. Vaugban, Wilbur
Ift Moorman, Wm. T. McCue, aud B.
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If you have any old pieces
of Jewelry that you do not
care for, bring it to us, and
if it is gold we will be glad
to exchange it for anything
in our line that you may
need or buy it for cash.
Our fine stock is constant
ly increasing. Finest
watch work, engraving
and jewelry repairing done
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Jul 31-21* Va.
New Brooches and Stiok Pins, pretty
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lORTY YEARS AGO*
f first entered the Virginia Hotel a country
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Jul 31 lm
Goto H. H. ISOl.ttN, Jeweler, for Spec
Valuable Real Estate!
Pursuant to decree entered In tho chan
cery cause of A. H. Houff .) M. Houff'a
adm'r. et als., pending in the circuit eonrt
of county, o-i June Bib, 1903, I
shnll as speoial coromisf-ioner, offer for
sale at piblic auction, in front of the
county court house In the city of Staunton,
Monday, August 24th 1903, (Court day),
at 12 o'clock M., that certain tract of land
consisting of TEN ACRES, with dwelling
house and other necessary buildings there
on, upon which the late J. M. Houff resid
ed, i" North JJiver District, live miles f rum
Staunton, adjoining the lands of Berry
and others, upon
TERMS of cash in hand sufficient to pay
costs of suit and sale, and the residue
upon a credit of si*, twelve and eighteen
months, evidenced hy the bonds of the
purchaser with approved personal securi
ty, and title retained as ultimate security.
HERBERT J. TAYLOR,
I, Jos B. Woodward, Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court of Augusta county, do certify
that the Bond required by decree of June
Qth, 190t, in the cause of A. H. Houff vs.
J. M. Houff's adm'r. et als,, has been ex
ecuted by Herbert J. Taylor.commissioner
JOS. B. WOODWARD, Clerk.
July 23, 1903. Jul 31 4t
IMPROVEMENTS AND BUILDING.
What Augusta Springs is Doing—Per
sonal Mention, Eto.
Augusta Springs, Va., July 29.—
Passers by the Pendleton place have
for some weeks noted with satis
faction the appearance of another hand
some building now going up on grounds
already made beautiful by the skill of
the landscape gardner and the architect.
Already tbe handsomest county seat
iv Augusta, it is nevertheless constant
ly being improved by its owner Mr.
b). G. Pendleton. The present most
noteworthy improvement is the build
ing above referred to, a large ornamen
tal structure composed of the Palmer
Concrete blocks. This building is
located on the front lawn to the right
of tbe main residence and below the
big litbia spring. It is to be known as
tbe water house, from which tbe bot
tling, packing and shipping of
water will be conducted. This will be
tbe home of tbe Augusta White Litbia
Water. For some time large quantities
Of this water has been on the market
and the present building is
going up iv response to the
necessities of an ever expand
ing trade. Inside the building will be
placed tbe most improved equipment
for the speedy conduct of tbe business,
such as hoists, wrenches, bottling ap
paratus, etc. Contractor VV.
W. King of tbe King Lumber Co.,
Charlottesville, is frequently here su
periuteudiiig the work. Mr. Wm.
Lamer, of Staunton, is doing the ce
ment and concrete portions of the
From Mr. King we leain that Mr.
Pendleton contemplates erecting yet
another water house, when the present
undertaking is completed.
The Augusta Springs Tanning Co.,
who have all during the summer been
large shippers of bides, are now await
ing tbe Height car facilities for tbe
forwvrding of a large consignment of
heavy sole leather to the Philadelphia
market. They are running ahead on
orders and I am informed by Cashier
J. X L. Hughes that as soon as the
bark supply will justify it, the Compa
ny will offer employment to ten or a
dozen additional men. In passing, it
may be as well to mention that this
Company has won quite a reputation
in the market for the excellence of is
heavy Texas sole leatber, and that too
in close competition with tbe best
equipped tanning plants in the coun
try. Mr. J. K. Cover of Klkton, Va.,
is president and part owner of tbe
Company and Mr. Geo. W. Moran of
this place, superintendent.
A row of new tenant houses bet ween
tbe plant aud tbe Methodist church
has recently been completed and are
John W. Tyler is putting up for him
self a neat residence on the ii its near
Mr. I>. L. Patter's store.
It is learned that Conrad Werner,
one of tbe oldest residents of this place,
contemplates moving to Ohio, where
be will make bis future home with
relatives. To that end Mr. Werner is
offering for sale bis neat little farm
and the buildiugs thereon.
Ait Old Landmark Disappearing.
Hon. Edward Echols is this week
demolishing an old stone house at tbe
eastern corner of the court house yard,
long occupied by Echols, liell & Cat
lett as law offices. This house is one
of the oldest in Staunton, the exact
date of its building being -unknown.
It was tbe property for many years of
Mr. Cbesley Kinney, Sr., though he
did not build it. Tradition says that
Cen. Lafayette, when on his visit to
America, was entertained there, but
as it is not certainly known that La
fayette came into tbe Valley on that
visit, this tradition cannot be autben
ticated. The bouse is of stone and pins
were used iv tbe frame instead of nails.
Mr. Echols will erect on the site a
large office building. E. VV. Stewart & J
Co. are the contractors who are de-!
molisbmg the old buildings aud will ■
build the new one.
Virginia Female Institute.
THK SIXTIETH SESSION
Thursday, Sept. 17.
Catalogues can he had at
Miss MARIA P. DUVAL,
S. M. A.
An Ideal Home School for Manly boys.
Pupils from 20 States last fession.
Boys prepared for West Point
aud Annapolis, all universities
and colleges. Boys sent to Wash
ington and Lee, and University of
Virginia every jear. Twenty five
boys from Staunton and Augusta
County last session. Free stabling
ef horses for boys from county.
Terms moderate. Send for hand
Capt. Wm. H. Kable, A. M,
Pantops Academy boys
Near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fully equipped. Equable climate. Tract
of Si.i arces, formerly owned by Thomas
Jefierson and named by him from two
Ureek words—"All seeing." Also sum
mer School. Catalogue.
ml 24 Ot Jon.v X, Sampson, A. M.
Notice To Teachers!
The School Trustees of the various dis
tricts of Augusta county will meet at the
following times and places to appoint and
contract with teachers for the session of
1903 1904—schools will begin as indicated
s I el is
- 2 f° I"
Heverlj- Manor, Ang. 8 Sep. 5 Oct. lSHtannton
North Hi ver, Aug 2'.iAug is. (Jet 12 Moscow
Middle Klver, Aug 11 Aug 11 Octal New Hope
South Kiver, Angli Oct I', Oct Ml Basic (Sty
Kiverheada, Aug V Oct. .1 Oct 7 (ireevllle
Pastures, Aug 1:1 Oct 24 (let"li HnrraloQap
Teachers will please make application
to the clerks of their respective boards.
The result of tbe examination just held
will be mailed in ample time for'the ap
K. O. PKALR,
Jul 21-st County Superintendent.
For young ladies. Term begins Skp
tkmbeb 8, 1903. Located in Shenandoah
Valley of Virginia. Unsurpassed climate,
beautiful grounds and modern appoint
ments. Students from 27 states. Terms
moderate. Pupils enter at any time. Send
MISS E. C. YVEIMER,
jun 19 2m
Virginia Pitecli Hi,
(State Agricultural and Mechan
A SOUTHERN SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY.
Forty-live Instructors. Thoroughly
equipped shops, laboratories, and infirma
ry. Farm of 400 acres. Steam beating and
electric lights in dormitories. Degree
courses in agriculture, horticulture, civil,
mechanical and electrical engineering, ap
plied chemistry, and general science.
Shorter courses in practical agriculture
and practical mechanics. Total cost of
session of i) months, including tuition and
other fees, board, washing, text books,
medical attendance, etc., about ¥195. Cost
to State students about #if!". N< xr »es!-lon
begins SeDt. 21. 1903. For ciiialogue anil
other information, apply to
J. H. McBRYDE, Ph. D., LI. D.,
jun 10 Jt President.
FOR COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.
I hereby announce myselt a candidate
for re-election to the office of Commission
er of Revenue for Middle River Distriot.
Subject to the Democratic primary to be
held August 29th, and earnestly solicit the
endorsement and support of my fellow
citizens. Very respeotfullv,
Jul 31 tdp Wm. H. MOORMAN.
1 hereby announce myself a candidate
for re-election to theofheeof Commission
er of the Revenue for South River District,
subject to the Democratic primary to be
held August 29th. Your vote will bo ap
preciated. Very respectfully,
Jul 24 tdp* W. L. MOWRY.
To the voters of Augusta county:
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for reelection to tbe office of County
Treasurer, subject to the action of the
Democratic Primary, and earnestly solicit
the support and endorsement of all my
fellow citizens. Respectfully.
jun 29 tde J.N. McFARI.AND.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheriff of Augusta county and city of
Staunton, and respectfully solicit your vote
in the election, November 3rd, 1903, and
promise if elected a faithful discharge of
tbe duties of the office to the best of my
ability. Subject to the Democratic pri
mary. Respectfully, *
apr 10-tde W. ARTHUR WILLSON.
To the Voters of the Couaty of Augusta
and City of Staunton:
1 hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Augusta County
and City of .Staunton. and respectfully so
licit your support. Having had an expe
rience of twelve years as deputy under th<
present Sheriff, I feel that I am fullj
qualified to till the office efficiently and I
promise a faithful discharge of the duties
thereof. Subject to the Democratic pri
mary. THOMAS A. DAWSON.
Owing to the tact that 1 have to collect
the tax of North River District, makes i
impossible for me to see all the voters it
person, I therefore take this opportunity
to announce myself a candidate for Shi-.t:
Iff of Augusta county and City of Staun
ton in the election of November 3, 19u3
subject to the Democratic .Primary. 1 rea
peetf ully solicit your vote, and promise i
elected to fulfill the duties of tbe office ti
the best of my ability.
mar 27 4t*Lttf J. A. WALKER.
Uf A MTCII —5 or 0 good men to worl
""■™" tu " in saw mill anil handb
lumber. Wages ft.SO per day 10 hours
Apply to Greenbrier River Dumber Co.
Uarliuton, West Va. jull7-6t
ONKY TO LOAN on Real Estate Seen
rlty in sums to suit borrowers. Offlci
over Farmers and Merchunts Dank. En
trance on Augusta street.
may 22 tf JOHN M. CARROLL.
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Promote! a luxuriant growth.
R£".. N'-rc-r Palls to Restore Gray
Hair to Its Youtliful Color.
*—-■■*■■ tK'alp diomtsos & hair tailing.
SHIRT WAIST DRESSES
. Mohairs, . and , Wash Stuffs,
are much in demand —If you contemplate
getting one look through
Wo can save you 10 per cent on these goods.
B@~ Desirable Wash Goods of All Kinds for the
Popular Tub Dresses
Fast dyes are the kind you want.
White and Black Pongee-something
new-Best for Shirtwaists.
H. Clay Miller & Co.
E£ The Fishbure School.rr
English, Classical and Military.
(Jareful Instruction Rod Oversight. Thorough Work. Superior Location
jiilSl 4t Write for Catalogue. JAS. A. FISH BURN K. A. I!., Principal
The 17th session will open on September 9th. Buildings
modern and thoroughly equipped. Eight competent instructors.
Primary, Academic and Collegiate Departments. Instrumental
and Vocal Music and Art given special attention. Number of
pupils limited. For further information send for catalogue to
Mrs. J. B. WINSTON*
Jul 3 i- 4 t
THE DUNSMORE BUSINESS
Commences its 32d Session SEPT, 2d, 1903.
It, does not guarantee positions or agree to pay Railroad fare as an induce
ment to secure pationajie. It IK)KS guarantee thorough preparation for secur
ing and holding a position after it lias been secured. Ami to rhis end it has been
AT THIS TIMK NOT BUTE OK OITK (XIMIiINKH OK Ftri.l, COTJBSI uIiAIrUATES
IStH'TIiK KMI'UiVMIiXT. TIIKIII SAI.AKIF.K RANGING KKOM *ln To *30»
Write at once for catalogue and statements that verify the foregoing declaration.
J. G. DUNSMORE, President.
jnl 24 2m
New Style IJelt l'ins at HOI.KN'rt Jewel
ry Store, 106 W. Main St
Staunton National Bank
With A Paid Lip Cipita! of
Will Open for Business in Staunton.
In the Marquis Hull-ling. Corner Main aim
Augusta Streets, on
MONDAY, AUGUST 3rd. 1903.
Anil hopes, by uniform courtesy and careful
attention to business Intrusted to us, to
merit and receive a liberal patronage.
Accounts of Individuals. Firms and Corpo
rations solicited, and prompt and Hiltlsracto
ry service guaranteed.
ft. E. VAINiHAI" rreslilent
WSI.T. Mo<!l r E Vice Presiilent
6.0. CHILD Cashier
J. Frank Olemmer Middlebrook, Va
Huirli B. Spronl Staunton, v a
Win. 11. I.andi'S Staunton, Vn
If null C. Braxton Staunton, Va
Mellenry Holliday Staunton. Va
.loxei>li p. Davis Staunton, Va
Kudolpb BuniK»nlner Staunton, Va
Jos. 11. Woodward Staunton, Va
A. Erskine Miller Staunton, Va
J. N. McFarlanil Staunton, Va
.lames F. Bowman Staunton, Va
(111 i-lnin! FJ. Vauuhan f.vnehburjr, Va
Wilbur ti. Moorman Lvncnbara;, Va
Win.T. MeCue Staunton, Va
fl. Estes Staunton, Va
K. M. Cushing & Co., Auctioneers.
Valuable Real Estate.
■'irtue of a decree of the Corporation
for tbe City ot Staunton, rendered
chancery cause of Catherine M.
s creds vs. Catherine M. I.vnn's
, ifec, the undersigned, as commis
sioners appointed by the oourttor the pur
pose, will proceed on
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1903,
■clock M., in front of the Connty
louse, in the City of Staunton, Va.,
at public auction, tbe following
arcels of land, situated in the east
ern part or Aneusta county, a short dis
tance west of the mouth of the Blue Ridge
!)f the (.. & O. R. R., of which
c M. \a nn died salzed and pcs
eel of land containing 50 acres ;
reel of land contaiuing 1 acre anc
which said parcels were conveyed
atherine M. Lynn by A C. Oor
i'r, by deed dated Nov. 28. 1890, ol
n the clerk's office of Aueu'stn
i D. D. No 112, p 59.
C"l of land coutain>ngf>acre«ane i
■bleb was conveyed to said Catbe
iynn by Ceo. Perkins, com'r, bj
id Oct. 10, 1895, of reeorl in saic
t>. B. No. 133, p. 167; upon the
i, to-wit—One-third (j) cash ir
the day of sale, the remainder ir
pial annual instalments, with
rom the day of sale said deferred
nts of purchase money bein<
I by the bonds of the purchase:
roved personal security, waiving
stead exemption, and the title
lined as ultimate security.
irk's Office of the Corporator
of the city of Staunton, May 7,
ton Argenbright, Clerk of the
•esaid, do certify that Rndolpl
ler, one of tbe above named com
missioners, has executed the bond require*
by decree of sale entered on the 9th day ol
April,l9o3, in the chancery cause of Lynn'i
Creditors vs. Catherine Lynn's adm'r, now
pending in this court.
may 29 4t Clerk.
The above sale is postponed until
MONDAY, AUGUST 24th, I9M,
at the same time and place.
CHARTERED Br LEGISLATURE 1884.
(W. 1.. Olivier & Won. Auctioneers.)
By virtue of a decree ot the circuit court
of Augusta county, entered on the 10th
day of June, 1903, iv tbe chancery cause of
Jetser, et als., vs. Haines, et als., therein
pending, the undersigned, who was ap
pointed special commissioner for the pur
pose, will proceed to sell at public auc
tion, iv front of the county courthouse, in
the city of Staunton, on
Saturday. August 29. 1903. at 12 M„
that oertain tract of land ami the improve
ments thereon, consisting of Twenty Six
Acres and Thirty-Two Poles, more or leas,
in Middle River District, in Augustaooun
ty, Virginia, on the public road leading
from Staunton to Port Republic, adjoining
the lands of Drive Amd others, and having
upon it a small dwelling, In which Jacob
Aimeutrout and wife lived, np to their
lEKMS—Sufficient cash in hand ou the
day of sale to pay the costs ot the above
suit and of the sale, and the residue of the
purchase money lo be on credits in three
equal instalments, falling due respective
ly in six, twelve and eighteen months
from and after the day of sale, for winch
deferred payments the purchaser shall ex
ecute his bonds, waiving the homestead,
with approved personal security, and the
title to the said property will be retained
as ultimate security, but tbe purchaser
wi'l be allowed the privilege of anticipat
ing tbe payment of tbe said bonds, at any
time, by paying the whole of all of them
at once, before maturity.
A. C. BRAXTON.
Clerk"s Olttee of the Circuit Court of Augusta
1. Jos. B. Woodward, Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court of Augusta county, do certify
that the above named A. 0. llraxtem, who
was appointed special commissioner of
sale by decree in said cause, entered in the
chancery cause of .lesser et als. vs. Haiues,
et als., on June liith, 190.1, has properly
executed the bond required of him by said
decree, (liven under my hand this the 25th
day of June, 1991.
JOS. li. WOODWARD, Clerk.
Jul 24 4t
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are well worth seeing.
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styles and prices.
FROM $ 1.25
Up-to-date Shoe House.