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AND VINDICATOR subscription $1.00 Per Year. Friday, March 18,1904. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. LOCAL BRIEFS. A ruial free delivery route has been established from Ohurt-bvllle, and will start April lfith. Th* post-office at Dayton, Itookiug hatu'county, will be advaoced to the presidential class on April Ist. Rev. Collins Stokes for some years pastor of the Presbyterian church a' Covington, has resigoedon account of the failure of bis eye sight. Messrs .1 H. Knowles. W. P. Stan lay and H. W. Weaver were last week aoooinfed by rl»# circnit.nourt trn»teei> of the Methodist church near Dee; field On next Frid ty, March 2»th, Mr W. H. Poster of uenr I.iurel Hill, wil 1 offer at puh'fo mfi'in hi* personal proper'v h oise'i >M "»o t kitchen fur niture, farm implein-o's aud live stocit. CapC Wm. T. John«o'i of the Fif teenth U.S.I avalry. has heeu desienat •d by tlif War lieparimeut to ii'spec tbe Virginia bmnorn. and will be in Staatiton on March 24th to inspect the two eo'upaiiet her«. lonh M. Weade, an employee of C. A '». Ry.. at Richmond, ami formerly of this county, has been appointed by the International Commit tee as assist ant secretary of the railroad V. M. C. A. at Clifton Forge, and has entered upon tbe duties of tbe position. At a recent meeting of the stock holders of the Middlebrook Telephone Co. the following directors were elect ed : John H. Bowman, Richard Hogshead, W. B. Glover, C. R. Cald well, W. C. Bosserman, J E. Cale, T. M. Smiley and ,1. Frank Clemmer. Hon. C. P. Jones, rector of the board of visitors ol the University of Vir ginia has issued a call for a meeting ef the board on Tuesday. April 19:h. Rumor has it that the question of a president for the Virginia institution will be again brought tip at this meet ing. The residence of Mr. W. C. Geiger on the Greenville road, about four miles south of this city, was complete ly destroyed by fire last Thursday night, together with its entire contents. Mr. Geiger and his family escaping in their night clothes. The loss was about (3,000, partly covered by insurance. Th«_ Virginia Conference of the Northern Methodist church which was in session In Alexandria last week ad journed Monday to meet next year in Wise, Va. Appointments of interest to this section were made as follows: Staunton, H. J. Hierouiinus; Augusta, W. H. Henderton; Highland, J. A. Brumbaugh, and Gnenbrier. J. W. Butler. F. Chichester, a banker of New York City, recently purchased from the Chesapeake Western Railway Com pany the Stribli ug Springs property, in Augusta county, three south of Stokes Tille, the present terniiuius tbe C. W. railway. It is eaid that Mr. Chichester will devote his attention entirely in the futnre to improving and manag ing this property. Now that spring is bete and the roads will aoon be good so jou can en joy a drive, why not trade or sell that •Id buggy or surry, and get a new •right up-to-date one, or have the old one repainted so It will look almost as good as new. You can have this done or you can get a new up-to-date vehi cle right away from the Hammer Car riage Co., at Waynesboro. They will trade if you wish. R J. Miller on Saturday exhumed on the farm of Peters Bowers, near Cave station, what is thought to be the remained of a mastodon or mam moth. One of tbe bones exhibited is ever thirty-seven inches in circumfer ence, and it is thought to be the tibia, er shin bone, of such an animal. It is nearly three fe«t long, and is not complete. Mr. Miller went to Wash ington to try and interest tbe scientists er;tae Smithsonian Institute in behalf ef Investigation into the matter. Our Advertisers. The card of tbe Virginia Mercantile Collection Agency, W. H. Ast, Mana ger, appears in another column. Col lection made in all parts of tbe United States. Don't worry over accounts, bat eend them to tbe agency and re etive prompt returns. Jos. L. Barth & Co. have a new ad. tale week. Today and tomorrow the Spring opening at the Staunton Millinery takes place. You should not fail to see the lovely pattern bats on exhibition. Baker & Brown call your attention to a number of things needful at this season. Tbe newest in dress fabrics for spring at S. D. Timberlake's. The spring millinery opening at the Palais Royal is fixed for March 23, 24 and 26. Don't fail to see it. An Author's Visit. Mr. J. M. Colaw of Monterey, author of the popular arithmetic which bears bis name, was in the city Wednesday, and with Capt. Morton, a representa tive of the B. F. Johnson Publishing Co., called on Prof. Bowles of the State Kdndational Board in the interest of bis book. The distinguished educators were mutually pleased with each other. Fallon's Seed Store. We call the attention of farmers aud those interested In tbe sowing of relia ble garden seed to our stock of select oil seed. Our Dew location No. 15 North Augusta street, is convenient to our out of town trade and we guar antee all seed to be fresh and true to .name. Prices reasonable. At Fallon's ;fi—A Store. tf One Cent Damages. The slander suit of Floyd vs. \S hit more, which was tried in tbe circuit court last week resulted in a verdict or the plaintiff and the jury assessed is damages at one cent. Hon. 8. H. Walker and wife arrival home from Richmond on Tuesday. Mr. aud airs. L, C. Davidson are vis- New York. Mr. A. F. Robertson has returoed from a business trip to Florida. Mis. Addie Baldwin and Mies Kate ■ left yesterday morning for Phil hia aud New York. Mr. P. .1. Orebaugb of Mt. Sidney, who visited his son In Petersburg, has Mr. James L. Folley and Mis* Bessie Irner were inairled near Dorcas dnecday. J M. Souder who has beeu ill home of (Mr. A. C. Rosen, neai Hill, is improving. Mr. Carroll Miller and Miss May Miller have returned from an extend I it to relatives in Baltimore. Richmond Times Digpatch of y contains a handsome picture i Pearle Hanger of this county. D. E Euritt is in the northern ts purchasing summer stock for & Woodhouse. H. T. Voorbees of the Old ion Sun, was confined to the some days this week with grippe. es Ida Fretwnll and Liza Faris of New Hope, have been visiting friends oeir Round Hill. Prof. J. 11. Bader passed through the city Saturday, en route to Richmond, from his home at McGaheysville. Mr. R. C Byers of Knightly, one of our oldest subscribers, was in tbe city Monday on business and paid our office a pleasant visit. Mrs. Frank L. Sublett aud her two children ot Harrisonburg, have return ed from a visit of several weeks to New Fork and Baltimore. Mrs. Ida Moore, of Mossy Creek, who has been at Blackstone, for the last two weeks with her son, Houston B. Moore, who has been sick, returned home Tuesday. Her eon is improving. Miss Lelia M. Pannell of Nelson county, is spending some weeks, a guest iv the home of her sister, Mrs. O. H. '.'ale in tbe Arbor Hill neighbor hood. r|£i3 Rev. A. M. Fraser, wife and daugh ter, left this week for Aiken. S. C, to visit Mrs. Fraser's father, Col. .1. D. Blandlng, whose health has not been good for some time. Marion Stevenson tbe little grand daughter of Mr. H. H. Bennett at Craigsville, who has been so ill with pneumonia, is now considered conva lescent. Mr. C. V. Parkins of Mt. Siduey was kicked in the face by ahorse on Satur day last and had a narrow escape from severe injury. We are glad to state . be was able to be in town Tuesday. The many friends of Mr. Robert W. Burke, who was recently operated on i at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be i glad to know that he is rapidly recov- | ering. mmrr Mr N. W. Bosserman a well known citizen of the Abor Hill neighborhood, returned home last week from Indiana, where he spent some months for his health. Mr. Bosserman was much im proved by the trip. Lieutenant W. L. Karnes of the U. t S. Army, stationed at Omaha, Neb., is | at home a furlough. Lieut. Karnes i has seen service in China and tbe ( Philippines and has made an excep- ( tionai record. t Revs. Geo. W. Stover, J. C. & Myers ' and C. H. Crowell, accompanied by ' Messrs. J. A. Bell and E. A. Whitlock, left Tuesday for Martinsburg, W.Va., ' to attend the annual session of tbe ' United Brethren Conference. ; Rev. Geo. 8. Lightner of West Vir ginia, arrived here Friday on a visit to j his mother at West View. One of bis j sons who came here week before last to < visit his grandmother, was taken sick, . which brought his father to his bed- , side. | Mr. S L Brown, clerk of the coun- I ty court of Pocahontas, returned i to his home in Marlinton this week, i after a visit of some days to friends iv i Augusta county and Staunton. Mr. 1 Brown is a relative of Mrs. Dr. S. H. i Henkel, at whose home on North Lewis I street, he was a guest. Swoope Items. Mr. J. N. McComb lost a fine horse last week from lock jaw. Mr. Herman E Baylor has qualified as R. F. D. carrier on route No. 2, from Swoope, commencing April Ist. W. H. Henderson was called home this week on account of tbe illness of his mother, Mrs. Catharyne Hender son, near Staunton. Mrs. Delia Knapp Hoover died at her home, near Swoope Sunday night, af ter few days' illness from pneumonia. Burial at Hebron Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock. Yesterday a telegram received from Mr. G. W. Trimble at Southern Pines, N. C, conveying the sad news of the death of his son, John W. Trimble, cast a gloom over our community. Mr. Trimble was 25 years of age, a grad uate of Dunsmore's Business College, S'auntou, Va., was quite a favorite among bis associates and a promising young man. Soon after graduating be accepted a responsible position with Messrs. J. H. Griffith & Co., Ronce verte. W. Va., wblch he filled with ability notil a few months ago, when he was forced on account ot bad health to resign bis position and went south hoping tbe climate migbt improve bis health. Funeral at Hebron church Thursday morning eleven o'clock. tlect Officers. Sunday tbe Hibernian Society elected tbe following officers: J. G. O'Calla gban, president; J. J. Flavin, Ist vice president; W. B.Collins,2nd vice pres ident; John W- Long, recording secre tary; Edward Dore, asst. recording secretary; Daniel Crimmens, financial secretary; Geo. £. Klise, treasurer; Geo. J. Johnson, Marshal; Rev. Father J. Frioli, chaplain, Thos. Mitchell, standard bearer; M. Kivligbao, John D Houniban and Thos. Kivlighan, trustees. Farmer's Lime. We have a large quantity of lime on hand which has been exposed to the weather, that is excellent for fertiliz ing purposes. We offer this to farmers at a dollar per ton, or $1 for a two horse load. inarll-4t Beeves Catt. GRAND JURY'S REPORT. * The grand jury of the Corporation Court which for somedavs wasexauii- I ning into the escape of Kennedy from jail, on Tuesday made the following report to the Court: To the Honorable Judge of the Cor poration court of the city of Staun ton: In performing the duty imposed by your honor on the grand jury of In vestigating the escape of John W Ken nedy. a prisoner under sentence of death, from the Augusta county jill. the grand jury his heard much evi dence incidentally of the management of the jail. The grand jury have be come so strongly convinced of the lack Jof nvstein and responsibility in its cou duct that they cannot escspe the con viction they owe it to the community to direct attention to this matter that a reform may be instituted The evidence before the grand jury shows that tbe jail for a.great part of the time is without any responsible head; that frequently at night when offlsers have an occasion to place pris oners in jail they have difficulty in finding some one to iet them in, some times having to climb through a win dow for the key, put the prisoner in and return the key where found. Ev ery policeman in Stauntou has at times acted as turnkey to put a prison er in Jul, getting the key as best be could. The superintendent of streets about as often as any other person, whose sole duty should be to receive prisoners to work on the streets and return them safely to the jail, has act ed as turnkey aud has access to all parts of the jail, exercising.such au visit prisoners. Prisoners in jail for slight offences, white and black, seem to have bad tbe privilege, at times, of all the floors, mingling and conversing with those convicted or confined on more serious charges, among them a.murderer sen tenced to death. Tbe members of the cbaingang who go out daily to work thus have an opportunity to bring; in to tbe more desperate prisoners imple ments for effecting their escape, tbe saw with which Kennedy sawed out bars in a window through which he es caped having been'made from a piece of steel brought iv and given to him by a cbaingang prisoner. There being no one iv charge of tbe jail at times at night has been the means of casing great suffering to prisoners temporarily incarcerated for minor offences, there being a lack of beat or clothing to keep them from en during great suffering from tbe weath er, with no one to lcok after them. The grand jury believe and find that this lack of system is duemoreto care lessness than to any criminal intent, and was brought about gradually and is largely accidental. The grand jury believe that the jail should at all hours of the day and night be in charge of some responsible officer who can be promptly reached either within or without tbe jail, whose duties and au thority should be carefully defined. In his necessary absence there should be some designated person with full au thority to take his place. No other person besides this officer or his regu lar substitute, should be permitted to exercise authority in the jail either to take visitors into the jail or to direct tbe affairs of the jail. Any other of ficer entering the jail should go only iv company with the officer in authority, and be subject to bis direction. In this way responsibility would attach where it belongs, and loose methods would at once disappear. To tbe absence of such a system as the grand jury recommends, it is be lieved is due the opportunity to plan and effect Kennedy's escaped from jail. TWO WATCHKS INDICTED. Tuesday tbe grand jury returned an indictment against Watchman Sul livan. Two couuts werefound setting forth that they believed Mr. Sullivan guilty of feloniously allowing Kennedy to make his escape, and that he was also criminally and wilfully negligent both iv allowing tbe prisoner to have in his possession a saw, and in allow ing bim to US3 it in filing off the bars so as to affect his escape. Mr. Sul livan was summoned before the conrt admitted to bail for bis appearance for trial on tbe 2oth inst. The indictment against D. W. Speck merely charged him with a misde meaner in being away from his post of duty when the criminal escaped. The document scored bim for his culp able negligence, but made no reference to collusion on bis part. The charge against Mr. Speck, not being a criminal offense, was placed in the bands of Police Justice Glasgow, who admitted him to bail in the sum of $250 to appear before the police court this morning, to answer to the indictment. A Staunton Minister in North Carolina. One of the Staunton dailies has giv en circulation to some newspaper re port that in a recent temperance fight in Greenville, 8. C, there were more votes polled than were registered. This is a mistake, as is shown by a letter from a former Stauntonian, Eev. F. G. Hartman, a sou of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hartman of this city, who writes a fri«nd here a very interesting account of this dispensary campaign in his town, a very close, hard fought one, but there were 327 voles out of 340 registered. Mr. P. G. Hartman was very active in leading the cause of the dispensary, and says they won by only one vote. He had the strong support of ex Gov. Jarvis and other prominent men, and addressed a great mass meeting the night before the day of election, which was ushered in by tbe ringing of all the church bells ot the town, and two union prayer meet ings were held during the day, the streets were as quiet as on a Sunday. There was great rejoicing at the victo ry of law and order. Mr. Hartman is President of the Minister's Association of Greenville and is doing a good work in bis town and church, the Presbyterian, of which he is pastor, having received 18 members into his church during tbe year. Mrs. Hartman is president of the Ladies' League of Moral Beforni, 176 members from the different churches. Mrs. Gov, T. J. Jarvis is standing nobly by her. Many Staunton and Augusta friends will bear with interest of tbe success this worthy couple in tbe old North State. lit Wouldn't Pay. Sometimes people say to me that they know 1 will tell them they need glasses whether they do or not. Pat ting aside all questions of right aud wrong, such a method of doing busi nees would never pay me. I am per manently established in Staunton, I am not here today and away tomor row. The building up of an estab lished practice is of more importance to me than the few extra sales 1 might make by dishonest practices. I have ou iuv recoid the uamcs of many peo ple whom I have advised not to wear glasses. These people never paid me a cent tor the information. They ac cepted my invitation to have their eyes examined and I was more than pleased to do it for them I wish every person in this county would do tbe same thing. I want everyone to feel free to consult me about their eyes. 1 will make a careful examination and tell you just what you ought to do. If you don't need glasses, i WILL NOT SELL THEM TO YOU UNDER ANY CONSIDERATION. H. L. LANG. Scientific Optician, Staunton. Va. Miss Ora Harris spent Monday with friends a 'Summit Lawn ' Miss Ida Coyner and her sister left Tuesday for Greenfield. Va., where they expect to spend some time with friends and relatives. Miss Eftie J. Bateman, principal of Springdale school, left for her borne in Staunton, Saturday. Miss Ora Harris, who taught the past session at Springdale, left for her borne Tuesday. M iss Annie Showalter of Rocking ham, is visiting friends and relatives here. Tbe Pass Time Fliucb Club met at Mr. D. H. Brown's on Monday night. A very good orowd was present, al though tbe weather was rongb. Mr. Arthur Hall won the prize as best player. Tbe Christian Workers Society met at Mt. Vernon church Sunday night. A good crowd was present and a good program rendered. They will meet again the first Sunday night in April. Those who were so fortunate as to be present at the closing exercises of Springdale Academy, enjoyed a well selected and well rendered program. Tbe general opinion expressed was that a better recital had never been heard at Springdale, and to say that the scholars reflected credit on their teachers would he putting it mildly. Too much praise cannot be given tbe teachers for their work the past ses sion. We wish them much happiness this summer aod hope to have them back next session. A SURPRISE PAItTY. y;iite a crowd of youug people met at Mrs. Houston Hall's last Friday night Tbe musicians arrived about 8 o'clock and then the fun commenc ed. They danced until eleven, when their hostess Invited them to tbe din ing room where they enjoyed a nice supper. After this they returned to tbe dancing hall aud "skipped the light fantastic toe" until early in the morning They then bid their hostess good night and returned to their homes, having spent one of the most pleasant times possible—one long to be remembered and not soon to be forgotten by some. Those present were Misses Laurena Brownlee. Ida and Mamer Coyner, Katie and Alma Brown, Ora and Essie Harris, Stella Crickenberger, Mary Younge, Effie Bateman, Ella White, and Mrs. C. A. Brownlee. Tbe gentlemen were Ar thur Brown, Elmer Cobran, Willie Coyner, Harry Harner, Ivan Hunter, Arthur Hall, Sidney Bear, Alfred Brownlee, Clarence Brownlee, Edward Wissler, Arthur White and Arthur Waide. Rambler. Greenville Gleanings. Greenville, Mar. 16 —Mr. John How ard McGuffin, who has been for a num ber of years engaged in the livery bus iness here, died very suddenly yester day evening abont 7 o'clock of apo plexy, aged about 54 years. He was a son of the late Edgar McGuffin, and a member of a large family, four of whom survive. Three sisters, Misses Estaline and Julia of this place, and Mrs. John Wise of Riverside, Bock bridge; aud one brother, Mr. W. E. McGuffin of this place. "Jack was a kind hearted, industrious man, and will be missed by a host of friends. Rev. Mr. Souder who came about two months ago to take charge of St. John's church, is dangerously ill at tbe residence of J. J. Rosen, Esq. His wife reached his bedside Friday. Mrs. Ada McClure, wife of R. W. McClnre, is quite unwell. Karle Shultz, son of our townsman, F. G. Shultz, Esq , has gone to Lex ington to manage a grocery store for Mr. Zatlman. C. W. Wallace left last week to at tend his sick brother Robert Wallace, who is teaching in tbe McDonough Manual School at McDonough, Md., We are glad to say Robert Is much better at this time. The sale of the personal property of the late Enos Ott is being largely at tended today. Odd Fellow Delegates. Last Thursday night Staunton Lodge No. 45.1. O. O. F. elected Past Grand A. S. Woodbouse, a delegate to the Grand Lodge, which meets the first Tuesday in May in Lynchburg. Central Encampment No, 24, elect ed Mr. C. C. Wheat a delegate to the Grand Gamp which meets in Roanoke. Colfax Rebekah Lodge No 5, has elected Mrs. John C. Fret well a dele gate to the State Assembly which meets in Lynchburg. Dr. W. F. Stout was elected by Mt. Sidney Lodge No. 119. I. O. O. F.. a delegate to the Grand Lodge which meets in Lynchburg in May. Mr. J. G. Kibler was elected by Spring Hill Lodge No. 222. ROYAL Baking Powdet Saves The use of Royal Baking Powder is essential to the healthfulness of the family food. Yeast ferments the food. Alum baking powders are injurious. Royal Baking Powder saves health. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Happenlnga at Stover. Stover, Marc Hi —There has been a few signs of spring here for a few weeks, nntilJ,Suuday, when wiutei came again, and the thermometer has been registering at freezing point foi several dayg, accompanied by strong March winds snow and rain. There has been little or no spriug work done among the farmers, as the ground it too wet for plowing. The sudden changes of weather ha* canned much grip aod colds among some folks. Mt. 1). F. Uilkeean, an old and b'gb !y respected citizen of thin place, ba« been seriously ill for some time past, but is now getting along very well His many friends are anxious for hi speedy recovery. Dr. S H. Burton is bis attending pbvsieian. Mrs. S. A. Dlnkle has also beeoqtntt «r a short time. Or. Blair of iville, is attending her. 'arson of Penrose, was here on s last week. Hiller, broom manufacturer ol Sangerville, was here selling broom* last week. Mrs Annie Early of Muddy Creek, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Jane Huff Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Showalter have, returned from Rockingham county, after vi-lting friends and relatives a few days Mr. Richard Owen, railroad contrac tor of W«st Va., passed through here Monday. Mr. Edward Dudley and wite. ol Hightown, Va , went borne) Friday, a'ter visiting their brothero, Messis A W. and R. H. Dudley. Miss Sue Drydeo is at home from Mossy Creek. Misses Lola D. Wilson and Myrtle Obaugh will spend a few days tbe last of this week with Mrs. Ella Wilson near Staunton. Miss Wilson is assis tant teacher of the Maybrook school which closes Friday. She will soon i leave for her home in Rockbridge Miss Wilson his made many friendi here who regret to see her leave. Miss Minnie Huffman spent Satur day and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Hon er Zigler. Miss Maude Floyd and sister, Mrs. F. P. McGlamerv and little son. Floyd, were visiting in Stauntou a few days last week. Miss Lola D. Wilson spent Saturday and Sunday with her cousin, Mr. R L. Farrar. Mrs. J. M. H. Randolph has return ed home from Richmond. Mrs. Robert Karicofe and Misses Alice Dryden and Maude Floyd spent last Thursday with tbe Misses Gilaeson Mrs. Virginia Llghtuer and two children, May and De Witt, of Valley Mills, came Friday to spend a few days, with her mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Diokle, who has been quite ill for sometime past, but is now improving slowly. Misses Clara Gilkeson and Edna Dull, telephone operators of Staunton, expect to spend today at Miss (i ilke sou's home here. Mrs. Alice Woodruff came out from Staunton Friday, and remained until Tuesday, with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Valentine Hupman, who are somewhat indisposed at this writing. I Miss Maud Floyd will leave next Tuesday to attend tbe spring term of the West Central Academy at. Mt. Clinton, Va. Mrs. Lewis Snyder is visiting her sis ter, Mrs. Jas. Ooode in Sangerville this week. Mr Newton Brown of West View, was here on business this week. Mr. R. H. Dudley has been suffering with an attack of erysipelas, but is getting better low. A Joint Wedding Trip. Grottoes, March 14.—Mr. W O. John son, of Roanoke, and Miss Carrie Hall, of this place, were married last Wed nesday at the home of the bride. As they were leaving on the Norfolk and Western train they were surprised to find Mr. Frank Hall and Miss Ola Kisling, who bad attended their wed ding, on their way to Hagerstown, where they too were married. Miss Kisling is one of tbe most popular young ladies ot this neighborhood. Mr. Hail is one of the messengers of the Southern Express Company between Roanoke and Hagerstown. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Balti more, Washington and other places Bast in company with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. In Favor of the tJovertunent. The opinion of the supreme court of the United States in the case of tbe Northern Securities Company vs. the United States, involving the merger of the Northern I'acific and the Great Northern railroad companies, was ten dered Monday and was banded down by Justice Harlan, and was in favor of tbe government. The opinion of tbe United States circuit court for the District of Minnesota was affirmed. The effect is to sustain the contention that the Sherman anti-trust law ap plies to railroad combinations of the character in question. City Markets. Country Product. Staunton. Va. Mar. 17,1904. Corrected By J. A. Fauver &uo.. ana tue White Star Mills. Wheat— $1.03 V lour—patent S5 90 Family 3 50 Straight 3.40 Offals, per ton 120.00a21.n0 Chickens per lb, young .. lOall Bkks .... 1« Butter 2U Oats—shelled 40 Rye « Irish Potatoes 70a30 Wool—unwashed 20 Wool—black, burry and cotts.... 3to 3c less Lard •' 10 Baook—oountrycured .new Live Stock Markets. Baltimore Mar 15. Cattle—Receipts for the week 2141 head, against 2816 head last week. 35 car loads on sale, and market steady at about last week's prices. Quote—Steers, export, $4.90a5 10: butch er, *4 65a4.90: heifers.! $3 00a4.20; cows tl 50a3 50; bulls, $2 7583.60. •Hogs—Fair supply and market slow' Quote—Westerns, light, 6.10; from other points. ?5.50a5.85; roughs, $4.00a4 75 Sheep and Lambs—Fair supply, market steady. Quote—Sheep, $3 00a5 00; Lambs, $5.00a6.50 Calves—Fair supply: market steady. Quote common to best *4.00a6.00. Fresh Cows—Fair supply: market stea dy. Quote—common to best, 118a55 per head. Health CHEMICAL ANALYSIS Reveals That "Pe-ru-na is Calculated to Tone up the System, Restore the Func tions and Procure Health." SO SAYS PROF. L. J. MILLER, CHEMIST. Prof. L. J. Miller, late Professor of Chemistry and Botany of the High School of Ypsilanti, Mich., writes from 3327 K. Clark Street, Chicago, 111., as follows: "As several of my friends have spoken to me of the favorable results obtained through the use of Peruna, especially In cases of catarrh, I examined it most thoroughly to learn its contents. "I found it composed of extracts of herbs and barks of most valuable medicinal qualities combined with other ingredients, delicately balanced, calculated to tone up the system, restore the functions and procure health. , "/ consider Peruna one ot tbe most skillfully and scientifically prepared medicines, which tbe public can use with safety and success."'—PßOF. L. J. MILLER. To Cure a Cold in One Day SZ3U Take Laxatl Ye BrOmO Quinine Tablets, JG /V/J& on every Seven Million boxes sold in post 12 months. ThlS Signature, *&* I>OX. 25c. Buggies, Carribges, Phaetons, Spring Wagons, Pleasure Vehicles===Rubber and Steele lire. The Celebrated ABCOCR BUGGIES,* unequaled for comfort and durability. BRCWN WAGONS are the lightest draft and greatest strength. BROWN CULTIVATORS lead all others. The Great HUBER ENGlNE—absolutely without au equal on the road. The master of all road machinery. SECOND-HAED ENGINES at a Bargain. 20th CENTURY Spreaders have no equal. Kennedy # Crawford. PHONE 168. THe Newest Dress Fabrics Our dress goods section is filled to overflowing with the newest dress fabrics for spring in every correct weave and every correct shade. 45 in. black voile, extra fine quality,usual $1.25 grade, at 90c yd 45 in. all wool crepe-dc chine, black and blue only, sold elsewhere at f 1.25, our price qjl yd Ask to See Waterette Taffeta, Guaranteed Raiproof vS. D. TIMBERLAKE. 1904- For Spring. 40 in. voile in black and colors, wort 60c, at 50c yd 54 in. mohair in black and navy, usual 75c grade, at OOc yd 45 in. Sicilian, extra qual ity with fine lustre, spec al value at 85c yd CLEANLINESS Is a sure transition for your Linens and other garments that meed the seiviaes of a Laundry. We are doing our best to please our patrons. For all further infor mation apply to our drivers, or call up. Both Phones, No. 505. Model Steam Laundry, Staunton, Va. "Builds up tho System." writes the following letter from the Grand Central Hotel, St. Paul, Miun.: claims. I have used It several times and know of nothing that friends and always feel that I do them a service for I know how satisfactory tho results invariably are. I only wish, every family had a bottle—it would savo "Feel Better Than Tor FiTe Tear*." Mr. James B. Taylor, Roberts, Ind, writes: "I am at the present time entirely well. I can eat anything I ever could. I took five bottles of Peruna, and feel better now than I have for five years. I have doctored with other doctors off and on for fifteen years, co I can recom mend your medicine very highly for stomach troubles. I take great pleasure in thanking you for your free advice and Peruna."—James B. Taylor. " I Enjoy Ely Shall as I Used to." Mr. J. W. 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If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from tho uso of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case and he will be pleased to give you hi 3 valuable ad vice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio, W. L Olivier it Son, Auctioneers. Commissioner's Sale Ol VALI ABLE Real Estate. By virtue of a decree of the circuit court of Augusta county, rendered on tile 11th day of December. 1903. In the chancery cause of vVm. D Clarke's adru'r. vs. Den nis M. Moyer, I will, as commissiuiier ap pointed for the purpose, proceed on Monday, the 2Sth day of March, 1904, at 12 o'clock M., in front of the County Court house, in the city of Staunton, Va.. to sell at public auction to the highest bid der, that certain tract or parcel of land belonging to Dennis M. Moyer. containing thirty-six (36i acres, more or less, situated in Augusta count? west of North .River, adjoining Cupp, Baker, VanceandShuli's Heirs, being the same tract which was oonveyed by George F. Baker and wife to Dennis M. Moyer by deed bearing date on the day of April, 1890, of record in the clerk's office of the county court of Au gusia county in Deed Book No. 117, p. .'(23, upon the following TERMS, to-wit:—One-tourth cash in band on day of sale, mid the residue in threeeqal annual instalments, with inter est from the day of sale, said deferred in stalments being evidenced by the bonds of the purchaser, with approved personal security, waiving the homestead exemp tion, and the title to be retained as ultimate Sccuritv RUDOLPH BUMGARDNER, Commissioner I, Harry Burnett, Clerk of the Cirtuit Court of Augusta county, do certify that Rudolph Bnmgardner, the Commissioner above named has executed the bond re quired by the decree of sale dated the nth oay of December, 1908. in the chancery cause of William D. Clark's Admrs. vs. Dennis M, Moyers pending in this county. HARRY BURNETT, Clerk. feb 26 it RINGS! Signet Rings, Set Rings, Plain Rings, Tiffany Rings, Wedding Rings, Baby Rings. Hs H. BOLEN, 106 W. 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