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These instruments received the the highest award at the World's Fair and have received numerous medals and diplomas from other famous expositions and are used and endorsed by leading musitions and educational institutions generally. SOLD IN THIS SECTION BY W. W. PUTNAM & CO., 103 W Main St.. Staunton. Va. SPECIAL NOTICE.. "Hotel Weston" Opened DECEMBER Ist. Is newly decorai ed and equipped with all modorn improve ments. 60 beds. Kitchen and dining rooms supervised with all white help. Restaurant and Ladies Cafe. Rates $LOO per Day 107-10(t S. Augusta St., Staunton, Va. Near Court House and C & O. Depot. The Valley Tie and Lumber Company, Of Staunton, Va., Want to buy everything you have to sell in the TIMBER AND LUMBER LINE. We pay the highest cash prices lor OAK BILLS, CROSS TIES SWITCH TIES, OAK PILING, CHESTNUT TELEPHONE POLES AND BARK! Write us today, stating what you have to sell Phone 643. Office over Farmers and Merchantsßank Stattntott SKI Bptctatoti VINDICATOR. » ? VOL. 83 were enlisted in the topographical ser vice and armed with long range rifles, two holster pistols, blankets and cook ing utensils. After going by boat to Westport, where Kansas City now is, Captain Fremont tried to discipline vis men, saying that all breaches would be punished according to military rules. Sixteen of the men in the Flint Hill mess, to which .Mr. Hamilton be longed, quit the expedition and re turned. "Captain Fremont took only forty men with him from Fort Benton to the coast. At Salt Lake Captain Fre mont had a boat built to navigate the lake and explore its shores. Mr. Hamil ton, the only carpenter, constructed the craft, which was eight by sixteen feet, and supported at each corner by i lubber bag inflated with air. "War between the Unit* d States and ■ was imminent when Fremont s men arrived in California. Bveral battles with the Indians the Frement party went to Monterey, where Commodore Slort was stationed leet of warships, tie way to Monterey Captain ;'s foice was increased to 100. mand was mustered into the I States service and made a part trine corps uuder Commodore ilr. Hamilton was made ensign with a small detachment in ' the town. Mr. Hamilton arty were sent to take Dan After they had captured the Mexicans. 300 strong, attack lace. Ensign Hamilton and ye men made a sortie and re e Mexicans without the loss the war Mr. Hamilton start- Jan Diego with twenty men. Kit" Carson, bearing dis for Washington. The trip was a peiilous one, but after suffering great hardships and fighting off the Indians, Mr. Hamilton and his patty arrived in St. Louis in May, 1848, hav ing been gone nearly three years. "Mr. Hamilton made a second trip to California in 18-30. Since then he had lived with his daughter." Birth-marks which mark and mar the out side of the body are a grief to every mother whose children niav bear them. Hut 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 temperament to those days of dread when tlie mother waited the hour of her mater nity. The use of Dr. Pierces Favorite Pres cription strengthens the mother for her trial. With strength conies a buoyancy of spirits and quietness of mind, which is one of the happiest gifts a mother can bestow on her offspring- By giving vigor and elasticity to the delicate womanly organs "Favorite .Prescription" practically does away with the pain of maternity and makes the baby's advent as natural and as simple as the blossoming of a ttowei'. There is no in "Favorite Presbrintlon." A Mean Advantage. "I cannot cure you,'' said Dr. Fox, "unless you promise to do exactly what I tell you. Do you solemnly promise? ' "I do," replied the patient. "All right. Let me have your check for that old account that has been standing so long." — Philadelphia Press. Working Overtime. Eight hour laws are ignored by those tireless, little workers—Dr. King's New Life Pills. Millions are always at work, night and day, curing Indiges tion, Biliousntss, Constipation, Sick Headache and all Stomach, Liver and Bowel troubles. Easy, pleasant, safe, suie. Only 25c at 13. F. Hugh's drug store. Not n Training. Jones—That's my boy Tommy. Best football player in the High School makes 40-yard runs every game he plays. Smith—What's he looking so "grou chy" about V Jones—Oh, his mother wants him to ran an errand, prbably.—Judge. SOLE SURVIVOR OF FREMONT PARTY Aaron V. Hamilton. Who Went With Path finder to Coast Has Just Died In St, A St. Louis (Mo.) dispatch to the .New York Herald says: "Aaron V. Hamilton, who followed Fremont to the Pacific coast in 1845, died at the home of his daughter, at Chain of Kocks, Lincoln couuty. Mo., op January 7th. He was 84 years old and had been ill only a sborttime. He was the last survivor of the Fremont expedition. "Mr. Hamilton was horn in Pittsy lvania county, Va., on November 16tb, 18-0, and had resided in Missouri since 1838. When Captain Fremont organiz ed his expedition here in June, 184-5, Pines Sueltou iuduced Mr. Hamilton to join the party. There were one thousaLd applicants and Mr. Hamilton was one of the eighty selected. Brief, but Pointed. "Do >ou think," began Growells, as be sawed away at his breakfast bacon, "that the time will ever come when men will cook?" "Not in this world, my dear," calm ly rejoined the feminine end of the [scene. —Chicago News It Saved His Leg. ]'. A. Danforth of La Grange, Ga., suffered for six months with a fright ful running sore on his leg; but writes that Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly cured it in live days. For Ulcers, Wounds, Piles, it's the best salve in the world. Cure guaranteed. Only 25 cts. Sold by B. F. Hughes, druggist. STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1904. WILD FOWLS' WINTER HOME. Ducks and Geese spend Cold Months in Southern Louisiana. Southern Louisiana is the Winter home of ters of thousands of all sorts of ducks and geese which make their way down along the Atlantic coast or by way of the great lakes and the Mis sissippi river. When far down a big detactiment of the birds swings west ward over Texas and goes to the south western coast of that State, between Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Many of the flyers which escape the guns of hunters in the Dakotas go to the same place. Yet Louisiaua con tinues to receive its share. Certainly no finer shooting of the kind is to be had anywhere in the world than in the rich country which lies below New Orleans and extends westward to the Sabine river. Not only are big bags to be made, but they are made in com parative comfort, there being no freez ing temperatures to encounter, and they consist of pretty nearly every variety of duck known to American ornithology. Ec in a Winter's shooting a man ■am the looks and habits and tiou and flights of them all. Whether he becomes a good shot or not will depend upon the way nature fashioned him. An old dog-Latin sentence has it that "Reading and writing may be bought of the school master, but a crack shot is the work of God." He will, at any rate, become an informed ducker, able to talk of ducks interestingly, and to tell most men things about them. Canvas backs, red-heads and mallards, pin tails, widgeons and gad wells, blue bills, butter-balls and teals, wood-ducks, squealers and sawbills, dukies and a dozen others are there, add even the beautifully marked "south-southerly," from Chesapeake Bay, goes down some times to mingle its soft notes with the more rancous voices of its cousins. A man may not kill individuals of all of these varieties in a day, because they inhabit different water and use differ ent feeding grounds, but it will not be uncommon for him to get back to camp after an evening shoot with six or eight kinds in his pockets. One of the strangest things about wild fowls is the manner in which they have borne up against the continued assaults by continually improved weapons.—Out ing. Cancer Cured by Blood Balm. ALT. SKIN AND BLQOD DISEASES CUR ED. Mrs. M. L Adams, Fredonia Ala., took Botanic Blood Balm which effec tually cured and eating cancer of the nose and face. The sores healed ud perfectly. Many doctors had given up her case as hopeless, hundreds of cases of cancer, eating sores, supperating swellings, etc., have been cured by Blood Balm. Among others, Mrs. B. M. Guerney, Warrior Stand, Ala. Her nose and lip were raw as beef, with of fensive discharge from the eating sore. Doctors advised cutting, but it failed. Blood Balm healed the sores, and Mrs. Guerney is as well as ever. Botanic Blood Balm also cures eczema, itching humors, scabs and scales, bone pains, ulcers, offensive pimples, blood poison, carbuncies. scrofula, risings and bumps on the skin and all blood troubles. Druggists, $l per large bottle. Sample of Botanic Blood BU m free and prepud by writting Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describe trouble and special medical advice sent in sealed letter It is certainly worth while investigating such a remarkabie remedy, as Blood Balm cures the moat awful, worst and most deep-seated blood diseases. The False Alarm. He bad been coming to see her steadi ly for three months. By various bribes and promises ste had managed to keep the small broth er out of the cozy corner, and prevail ed upon the old folks to stay upstairs. This evening he seemed nearer than ever to the important conversation she had anticipated. "Miss Gayspirits—Harriet!" be be gan, after a long silence, as he twisted the corner of a sofa pillow into an un recognizable mass, "I —cr —I want to ask you a question ! I have been try ing to get my courage up to the point for a long time, and to nißht—er " "Yes, Mr. Modest—George!" she said softiy. "I—er—would you mind telling me,'' be went on hastily, "why you do your hair in a pompadour still, when the part in the center is the correct thing nowadays?" He didn't call again.—Cincinnati Times-Star. More Riots. Disturbances of strikers are not near ly as grave as an individual disorder of the sytem. Overwork, loss of sleep, nervous tension will be followed by utter collapse, unless a reliable remedy is immediately employed. There's nothing so efficient to cure disorders of the Liver or Kidney as Electric Bit ters. It's a wonderful tonic, and ef fective nervine and the greatest all around mcd icine for run down system?. It dispels Nervousness, Rheumatism and ;Neuralgia and expels Malaria germs. Only 5Ch, and satisfaction guaranteed by B F. Hughes, druggist. An Elusive Town. Pedestrian (just landed from a train at an Irish station)— Pat, is it far to Ballyhoohgan ? Porter (confidentially)—' Tie not far it is if ye roideinacyar;butifye walk, shure, th' nearer yet get to it th' rar der away yell foind it, sor."—Judge. OLIVE OIL FOR THE GRIP Successful treatment by a German House ZZwife of a Three Weeks' Sufferer. Io tablespoonfule of olive oil, pre •d by an old German housewife, iken by the patient Thursday ing, succeeded in practically cur sufferer from grip after she had mder the care of a physician three weeks, and was too weak re the bed. It is an old time rem ach in vogue generations ago, Jt little known outside an ap. ;Iy charmed circle nowadays, c patient, who was confined to her bed for many days, was able to he on the streets Friday, although the oilve oil was taken only Thuisday morning. The patient, like many another per son in New Orleans, had an attack of grip. For the first few days she thought it only a heavy cold, and took household remedies. The disease pro gressed, and finally the physician was ailed in. In th« three weeks which Kpsed the physician succeeded ing the fever, bat the iassi e pains, the unsettled stomach, the inability to eat, the spells of C3ughing, all remained, and the suf ferer wag too weak to leave her bed. Thursday morning she was the re cipient of a call from an old German friend of her mother. The old lady was horrified to see the woman in bed. and discovering the trouble hastened to the kitchen. She returned within a moment, a bottle of olive oil in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. The cook was nearby with a cup of warm milk. Pouring out sufficient oil to fill the spoon, the old lady compelled the patient to swallow the dose, and followed it with another. Then the milk removed the oily taste. Within half an hour the patient no ticed a lessening of the pain in the chest, and as the day progressed she recovered her natural cheerful spirits. Friday morning she entered into the daily routine of household duties, and Friday afternoon enjoyed a shopping trip down town. The old German lady cannot understand why people will have a physician when it is so easy to cur* such "little things." She said ordinary sweet oil was good, but im ported and pur* olive oil always best •srved the purpose in keeping people well.—New Orleans Times n«m#w>r«ii- TO CUT OR SPLIT GLASS. If You Know How.it can be Done Without a Diamond. It often occurs that glass tubes of various dimensions have to be cut where a diamond is not at hand, as in shops and power plants, where oil and water gage tubes must be neatly fitted. The usual method adopted is to file a small groove around the tube and sep arate the glass with a sharp rap at the place weakened by the file. The re sult is not always satisfactory, because the ends often break unevenly owing to the difficulty of making a straight groove with the file. Better results are obtained when only a small incision is made with a file, just enough to cut through the enamel of the tube, on one side, and not all around. While the tube is still warm from the friction of the file it is taken between the thumb and forefinger*, the thumbs opposite the file incision, anl the forefingers around the tubing, close to but not covering the incision. Pressure of the thumbs invariably cause the tube to break In as straight and clean a line as though cut with a diamond. Another method is to use a fiae saw blade (the finer toothed the better, for a saw is only another form of a file), and this should be kept fed with hue emery, carborundum or pulverized silica sand of hard grit, moistened with cimpher, oil, turpentine or water. A straight, steady and even stroke should be made, and when the work is care fully done against a gage the cut will be as true as though it had been ground. Nor is even a toothed blade neces sary, if a suitable hard aud finely grit ted abrasive is used and regularly fed between the glass and fine wire, watch-spring, or blunt but even blade of an ordinary table knife. The lat ter will be somewhat slow, of course, but a fine steel wire run at high speed like a band siw, If regularly fed with fine emery or carborundum, will give very satisfactory results, not only for cutting either straight lines or curves in window, but plate or optical glass, in such thickness as makes cuttiug with a diamond difficult, precarious or impossible. Window glass, especially single strength, can be accurately split eith er in straight or curved lines by first making an incision through the enamel of the glass, and then holding a hot irou close to the incision till a fracture is started. The fracture will follow the hot iron with remarkable fidelity. The irou should be preferably round and somewhat blunt and with a bulky head (like an ordinary tire p>ker), so as to retain its heat well for loug cuts, especially for thick sheets, to keep the fracture going when once started, even if two heated irons have to be used. — National Glass Budget. An Old Story. The Clergyman—Yo' iuus' be nigh ninety-six, auntie, an' yo' prob'ly aint' got long ttr lib " Auntie Black—Good Law,l I Yo' done tol' me dat when 1 was only eighty.—Judge. The Explanation. ''He is one of the nouveaux riches." •'ls he? I thought he was a European nobleman of a very old family." 'That's it—didn't have a cent until he got married."—Judge. Hard on the School Children—Fighting in the East. nave to meuior;»e the accounts of a battle something like this ? The Russians, with a heavy force of iufantry uuder General Kuropathkiu and General li Yong Ik, which was with difficulty transported over the Sbang Tung railway to the town of Tsi Hit -Fu, disembarked and occupi ed a strong position. A large rein forcement had been ordered to this point by Viceroy Alexieff from Viadi vostock and Khavarovak and came up before day under command of Major General Pfltig, taking position on the right of General Vi Y'ong Ik'sdivisiou, wueie the combined armies of tnese veteran leaders awaited the advance of the Japanese and their allies, the Mauchurians and Koreans. Tbe Jap anese army, under command of Gen eral Takahosi, after the surrender of Tort Arthur had been contrceutrating at Nin Chwaug several weeks, while their forces had been gathered from Yokohama Sbimomski and Nagasaki and were taken across the Yellow Sea in transports, convoyed by the war vessell Nakonona,with a strong fleet of cruisers, which was but little weaken ed by the sinking of the Hokaku Maru and the Va Wata Maru off Tort Ar.hur «c Russian war ship Retvizan. liral Makaroff with his fleet of Russian battleships annoyed the Jap anese transports on their passage very seriously and compelled a portion of the army to separate and make a land ing at Shan hai kuan from which point uuder Sir Chentung Liangcben, late United States minister, now in command of the Chinese allies, that part of the army proceeded by rail to make a junction with General Kuro patbkin in front of Tsi-Nan-Fu. The Japanese after landing in Mau churia had but little trouble in secur ing supplies as they received ample funds from the Shansi bankers at Shanghai which were promptly paid over upon the advice of Wu-Ting Fang, chairman of the Chinese Board of Commerce. Thoroughly equipped with means and munitions of war the combined army of yellow men of three tints! then attacked _the Russians in their I strongly entrenched position and the great three days' battle of Tsi-Nan- Fu was fought and won by the Japs. Tragedy Averted. "Just in the nick of time our little boy was saved" writes Mrs. W. Wat kins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneu monia had played sad havoc with him and a terrible cough set in besides. Doctors treated liiui, but he grew worse every day. At length we tried Dr- King's New Descovery for Consump tion, and our darling was saved. He's now sound, and well." Everybody ought to know, it's the only sure cure for Coughs, Colds and all Lung dis eases. Guaranteed by B. F. Hughes, druggist. Price 50j and 81.00. Trial bottles free. Usual Result. "Ruined, and by a woman!" ex claimed the man at the desk, as he gaz ed at something in his hand. "I fall to see the point," rejoined the other occupant of, the office. ".Same here " uUJ ;he narty of the first part. "1 ij .;.eu*.iLg i-f this lead pencil, which my stenographer has evidently been trying to sharpen. \ —Chicago Newa. Loss of Flesh When you can't eat break fast, take Scott's Emulsioa When you can't eat bread and butter, take Scott's Emulsion. When you have teen living on a milk did and want something a little more nourishing take Scott's Emulsion. To get fat yen must eat fat. Scott's Emulsion is a great fattcner, a great strength giver. Those who have lost flesh want to increase ail body tissues, not only fat. Scott's Emulsion increases them all, bone, flesh, blood and nerve. For invalids, for con valescents, for consumptives, for weak children, for all who need flesh, Scott's Emulsion is a rich and com fortable food, and a natural tonic. Scott's Emulsion for bone, flesh, blood and nerve. We will send you: a free sample. Be sure that this picture in the form of a label b on the wrapper of every bottle of Emulsion you buy. scon & BOWNE, CHEMISTS, 409 Pearl St., N.Y. 50c. and $1; all druggists. ifW pierceVl I FAVORITE I |PRE^R^ION| 'BACKACHE NERVOUSNESS HEADACHE QR. R. WILMER SPRINKEL, DENTIST. Whitmore Building, N. Central Avenue feb l!)-lrv JOB PRINTING NKATLY EXECUTED. rudent eople rovide rotection. Low Rates = = Best Companies. Taylor PHONE 666. MASONIC TEMPLE. Celling Out. We Have 60 Suits of Furniture, . 43 Sewing Machines, and a heavy Stock of Couches, Bed Lounges, and in fact a large stock of everything in Furniture, we are closing out for CASH. This Stock must go by Mar. 20 SOUTHERN INSTALLMENT CO. 207 West Main St., A Sale of Men's Clothing At Lower Prices-Real Value Considered THAN YOU HAVE EVER BEFORE KNOWN! The man who wants to make his money go far, will ap preciate the splendid'values which we offer in this most important clothing event of the season. This Winter we have not allowed our stock to become in any way deplet ed, but have kept the styles, sizes and shapes complete, so now we have a larger collection to offer you than usual. Our guarantee accompanies every purchase as during the regular season. JOS.LBARTIMCO CLOTHIERS. Our readers will find correct Schedules of the three great railroads of the State regularly published In this paper—the C. & 0., the N. A W., Southern Small Potatoes result from a lack of Potash in the soil. Potash pro- : duces size and quality. ' bocks which explain more -3* GERMAN KALI WORKS. Sew \oi-L—M SuiuuiM .-Irei-t. ur At!.,,,,, «i«._ aa . So . armmi St. ; Dr. W. F. DEEKCNS. SURCEON DENTIST, Late demonstra tor of operative dentistry at the Un i ver si t y of Maryland, Ualti mor Offices, Rooms I & 2 Crowle Building, DON'T Read this unless you drink the best. WELTY'S PURE OED RYE IS THE BEST Purity and age guaranteed. Virginia Hotel Bar, After 40 years' experience I pronounce this the BEST. JULIUS C. SCHEFFER, With Va. Hotel Bar. A Few Dollars INVESTED Will Protect You From LOSS •' FIRE! & Perry. STAUNTON, VA.