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AND VINIUOATO&. subscription $1.00 Per Year. Friday, August 5, 1904. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. Mr. J. Fred Elhnger and family ba« retumeJ froui White Sulphur Springs. Mr. D. ('. McFull of Highland, is vis iting his mother at Ml. Hulon. Miss Ida Summers ot Dccl field, WW a visitor to the city this week, and wat a pleasant caller at oar office. Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. Kniscley have hasu spending it few days with friends lie if Lexington. There are more entries for our Horse Sh iw than have ever been made at aay other show in the .State Mrs. Kate Stout went to Koanoke ysetenlny lv upend ten days visitinn her brothers. M isses Hoi tense and t Nga Loeb have returned Irom a vinit to ft i.nils at S tfoope, Mr. Chats. Simpson is attending the meeting of I lie convention of Stationery Jbaiginceis iii Richmond. Mrs. Chas. S Bradley of Baltimore, is visiting her mother, Mrs. C. D. Mc- Coy. Mr. Howard Hamilton of Washing ton, is upending his vacation with his pireiits iv the county. The crowd bids fair to be very large at the llorseShow, and excursion rates have be<m given on the railroads. Mrs. John 11. Parkinsol Ft. Defiance, and tier sister, Mrs. Walker, are visit ing relatives it* Fauquier county. Mr. John H Lnptnn and Miss Mat tie Luptou attended the Horse Shew in Charlottesville. Mr E J. Cuahing was among the visitors to the Charlottesville Horse Show Wednesday. Rev. S. W. of Old Provid ence, has returned from his vacation spent at Millboro Springs. Mr. G. I. Shireyof Bluelisld,W.Va , is visiting his old home near Fishers viile Mrs. Ernest Keesee of Richmond, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Parkius at Ft. Defiance, returned home this week. Mrs. S. M. Hoy and little grand son, Aubrey, who have been visiting rela tives and friends in and near Stauntor, have returned to Deer field. Mr. A. H. Cimiotti, who has been spending some time at Mt. Elliott SpiiutJa, has returned to his home in New York. Dr. V. T. Churchman and sous of Cuailestou, W. Va., have been visiting Mr. C.'s brother, Hon. John W. Churchmau, near Brook wood. The horses entered at the Horse Show are of the very highest class. You should uot tail to he present on both days. Dr. J. M. Wells, former pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, was in Staunton Wednesday visiling his old friends and pal ishoners. Mrs. C. 0. Dahlgreeu of Atlanta, Ga , and her sister. Miss Eva Met -tie, now ol Wilmington, N.C., are visiting their sister. Mm. W. C. Marshall. Mrs. H C. Andeisonand her daugh ters, Misses Ratheriue and Margaret, have been visiting Mrs. B. A. Auilei eon in Richmond. Misses Edna MeGultin and Lulu aud Eva Lindsay of Alone, are the guests of Mis. I. Martin Harris at Spotts wood. Rev. Sam P. Jones, tne noted evau gelist, was in the city Tuesday, en route to Harrisonburg, where he is conducting meetings at Assembly Park. Mr. Chas. E. Pleeker of Chicago,! is visiting his mother, Mis. Frances B. Flecker, and his sister, Mrs. Dr. Way mill. Miss Bertha Barnes has returned from Rocky Mount, where she spent several weeks wilh Mrs. J. C. Gran b;rry, Jr. Mr. J. H. Leonard of Butler county, Kansas, has been in Augusta visiting relatives and friends. Mr. Leonard is a cousin of the prominent Leonard family of South River. liridgewater Herald: Misses Kitty Uoyuer aud Margaret Walker, who have been visiting at .100. Uuhson's. returned to their homes at Waynesboro aud Stauuton this week. Hon A. M. Hjwinan of Salem, was iv tbe city this week, returning home from New Market, where he was at tending the biennial session of the Lutheran United Synod of the South. Mrs. Mary E. Woodson and Miss Mattie Woodson, who have been spend ing some time with Mr. and Mrs J H. Woodson, have returned to Green wood. Mr. D. M Keller of Parnassus, wtio for several years has been in charge of Mr. J. H. Silling branch store at Mt Solon, has accepted a position with the Chesapeake Western at Stokes ville. Dr. J. B. Sfrieklerof fin ion Theolog ical Seminary, Richmond, accompaui ei by his daughters, Misses Mary and Effie, have been the guests of Presi dent and Mrs. Geo. H. Denny, of Wash i isdnn and Lee University. Moiidav night Hose Company No. 1 elected Messrs. Geo. A. Newhain and W S Bryan, delegates to the State Firemen's Association which meets in Alexandria. Messrs J, H. Woodson and J. W. Vawter were chosen alternates. A chance to win #100 is offered to readers of this paper In' the Oxford Distilling Co. They wili present this amount to the person guessing nearest the number of votes received in the coming election of Parker and Roose velt. For particulars address the Ox ford Distilling Co., No. 5094 N. How ari St, Baltimore, Md. 8"> fit Mr. H. H. Blease left nightforNew berry, 8 C, being called t hither by the death of his sister. Mis. Carrie St Amain). He was accompanied by hit little son Marion. At the meeting of the city couni II Tuesday night Messrs. Wm. Whole}, Mcll. Hoiliday.- Charles Catleti,, J Martin Perry and V. L Denny, wen elected school trustees. These, with Mr. A. C. Braxton, now constitute the hoard. The corner stone of the new build ing of Golden Link bulge No. 227, 1 O. O. ¥ , of Middlebrook, was laid Wednesday afternoon by Past (ir.ii.d Mailer C C. Wheat, assisted by a large delegation from Staunton aud other lodges in tbe county. Prof. .1. X Hodgson, Klklns, W. Va , the newly elected piesideut of Davis and Klkins College, has been in the city this week conferring with l»rs. B. W. Finley and A. M. Kraser, with re gard to the make up of the faculty of the new college which is to open its lirst session m Septeuider. The corner-stone of the new King's Daughters Hospital was laid Tuesday afternoon with appropriate ceremonies, conducted by the Masons. Cast. 11 S. Ker was tbe speaker, and in the course of bis remarks paid a beaut.ifnl tribute to the memory of the late 11. C. Tins ley, who bad done so much for the hospital. There will be an excursion from Staunton to St. Louis Tuesday, Aug. 9th. It will be personally conducted and chaperoned by leading state edu cators. Those wishing to join such a pleasant party should npply at once to Prof, W. C. Morton at the Specta tor office, who will give all necessary detailed information. THE HORSE SHUW NEXT WEEK. Assumed—The Largest Show of Its Kind ever Held in Next week is the Horse Show the first class will be called into the ring at 10 o'clock Monday morning, and the exhibition will continue throughout the day, with the exception of short Intermission for lunch. It will open again on the same hour on Tuesday morning, and continue throughout the enter day. The classes have been so arranged, that the programme will be equal for each day. The Staunton Show offered the larg est prizes ever given for an open air nhow the standard of the horses enter ed has never been excelled iv the State or the South. Kvery kiudof horse from the pony to the heavy draft stallion, has been entered so the horse lover will sec the very best of the kiud of horse lie loves most, and is most interested in, saddle horses, harness horses of every descrip tion, jumpers, hunters, in fact every variety of horsss will bg exhibited. ridden by members of hunt club in full costume and colors, teams have b=K v entered by the Cameron ltun Hunt Club of Alexandria county two teams; The Cherry Chase Hunt Club of Washington. 1). C. This is the club of which the President ami Miss Alice Roosevelt are members, and with which they ride so much. The Orange Hunt Club and the Keswick Hint Club No- more beautiful sight will be seen anywhere than these fifteen magnificent hunters, ridden by tbe best borsi'ineus in Virginia and Mary land iv the costume and colors of their "bunts." I the class for "Lulies Hunters," :ii eulries have been made. This | comprised almost exclusively of s that have won all the ribbons j i) shows this year. In this class 1 oraes must be ridden by ladies liown over jumps not to exceed feet. Mrs Hertrude Beeves Potts ihham, Va., Mrs. Oourtenay 11. b of Alexandria, Miss Certrude ,on of Richmond, aud Mrs. C. W. b of Warrenton, are some of the noted horsewomen whom our people Ive the pbasure of seeing. No eld of ladie«' hunters has ever ;eu iv this State before, ecial prize has been offered and h day the most famous "high horse" in America will be lie is the beautiful while in stallion "Christopher Colum owned by Mr. E. 11. Simms of a, (la., aud shown by Mr. A. B. of that city, r a hundred entries have been! )y residents of Staunton and A u so all the best of our local horses 8 seen In competition with the hist horses from all over the State. Mr. Julian Morris, the manoger,and Mr, H. C. Braxton, the secretary, have been untiring in their efforts to make .Staunton's first show a record breaker, aud their success has been phenomi nal. With good weather, to miss our show will be to miss seeing the largest Fell from his Train. on the Shenandoah Valley branch of the N. &■ VV. Ry. was killed Sunday near Natural Bridge Station. Mr. Myrtle was walking over his train while it was running at a high rate of speed and in S'tme way mit-sedhis foot ing mid fell. His skull was fractured and hi.i right leg cut off at the knee, tic hud been in the service of the N. it \V. forl'i years, aud was highly es I teemed. Mr. Myrtle was 87 yearsold, and redded at Shenandoah. He issnr- V.ved by his wife and two children. His mother, Mrs. 1 Settle J. Myrtle and three sisters. Misses Lula, Ruth'and Nettie Myrtle, and a jounger brother, Charles, re»idc in Staunton. Another I brother, Luther, and a sister, Mrs. .(ones, reside in Shenandoah, and an other brother, .lames, lives in Hinton. The remains were taken to Roanoke and prepared for burial and then sent City Markets. i Country Product-. Staunton. Va. Auk. 4, mm. OorrectedUy J. A. Kauver &Co., and tlie White Star Mlllß. Wheat-old I 1 00 ■ new t 95 Klour-- iTiunt 55.K5 family (MS straight S.SS lntals, per ton W-J.OII Chickens por ih, young Bilf K;;s» llalr ' iiutter loai- Oats --aliened- tSaaß ttye g Irish Potatoes ;>' \V 00l --ii n washed 98 Wool—blank, hurry and c0tt5....3 to 3cless Lard • •••■ h* Baoon— country cured.new Wall Hams '•• Shoiilderß J Sides J" |Corn • '•' jOornmeal <m < v , Musical Concert at Churchville- (Jhtirchville, Aug. I.—Tbe "Musical Concert" spoken of in my last com munieatimi passed off vtrv agreeably The spacious sndilorinm WRS lilled [ with the* beauty and fashion of the country side, who wi re extraviigant of a iplanse, thus testifying of their per fect appreciation of the fine musical treat afforded them. The harmonious duetts, songs, solos, and accompaniments of the charming violinist, who handled the bow with much grace, filled the evening with much enjoyment. At the close of the concert, the building had just been vacated, when a shower of rain set in. filling the belles with dismay, as some of them were gowned in exquisite crea tions of silk, lace and mull. There was a wild rush for seats in side, while great, gooil humor, ruled the hour. The beaux were joslhig for places in which to hold a pleasant "tele a tete" over their delicious ices. The ladies who so cheerfully, and gladly devoted their time and talent were—Misses Hogbsbead, of Middle brook, Miss Herring, of Washington, 1). 0., Miss Marie Hill, of Summer dean.and Miss (iardnor, of Pennsyl vauia. The city quartette composed of Messrs. Bear, Knritt, Timherlake and and i'rof. Middlokauff rendered some enchanting selections, many of them being especially fascinating. Your correspondent finds it very dif ficult, to serve on an ice-cream com mittee, and make anything like an ad equate report of this very delightful occasion. We, however, in behalf of the 1.. A. Soc. embrace this opportunity to thank these ladies and gentlemen for their gracious service, and hope to have tbem, with ns again, at some future entertainment. Bath County Items. Griffith, Aug. I.—The C. & O. Sta tion at Longdate, was broken into the 20th ulto., and the iron safe blown open and about $40 in money taken therefrom. Mrs. W. S. King of Buffalo Cap, is visiting relatives at Millboro and Crane Station. Miss Sallie Crane and Mrs. llouni han of Staunton, accompanved by Mr. Tom Hassitt, C. &0. operator, Craigs ville, were at Clifton Forge last week. Mr. W. M. May of Fishersville, is at present working as night operator at Crane Station in tbe place of Miss Crane, who is oil on "0 days vacation. Mrs. Sallie Ingram of near l'.uffalo Gap, spent last Sunday with relatives in l'.ath comity. Mr. EL 11. King, operator Crane Station, was at Clifton Forge, the 20th ulto., attending the meeting of rail road telegraphers. Mr L. D. Strong, section foreman here, is receiving a nice lot of Portlrnd ballast and will soon have his track bal lasted up in first-class condition. Mr. F. J. Meredith, supervisor C. & O. By., of Stauntou, was here Satur day on business. Mr. E. L. Strattou, ageut C. ft O. Fishersville, passed through our midst last week, en-route to West Virginia on business. Miss Phelph Smith of near Church ville, is visiting relatives In Bath coun ty- Death of Mr. Samuel A. Lightner. most beloved and respected citizens, I S iiuuel A. liighlner. who died at his home near that place, after a lingering illness from lung trouble. The deceas ed was about (JO years of age, a gallant soldier, a devoted husband, a kind and loving fattier, a public spirited citizen, a rjniet unassuming gentleman, be loved and honored by all whose privilege it was to enjoy bis friendship. He lived an honored and faithful life aud died with the affection and grateful memorial of the entire community. His life was love and duty, his death per fect peace. The deceased is survived l>v a wife and two sons, Charles and Frank, and one brother, George P. l.ightner, who have the smypatby of the entire community in this their be reavement. The funeral services were held at New I'rovidence church on Sunday at the regular preaching hour. Services conducted by the Rev. G. A. Wilson, D.D. The following gentle | men acted lis pall-hearers —Messrs. J. Marshall McOlure, S. Finley McGlure, James Waid, l.ant liOckeridge, Ashliy Brooks and Joseph F. Fix. Flower bearers- Messrs. Finley Waid, John "The Observations of a Retired Veteran." Mr. Albert Shultz, the well known publisher of this city, announces that he will soon publish in book form se lections from the articles written by the late H. C. Tinsley, entitled "The Observations of a Retired Veteran." At the time these articles appeared in the Vindicator they attracted much at tention and abounded with quaint bu rn ir and tender pathos. Hon. A. C. Gordon will edit the volume with an I luction.Five hundred copies will be i at $1.00 per copy, and a royalty c bonk, (-final to that usually re -1 by authors, will be paid the "s Daughters Hospital. If we are listaken the number to be pub 1 will not supply the demand, and if any of our renders, who were so fami liar with the writings of Mr. Tinsley, desire » copy, they should place their orders at once. Sad Deatb from an Accident Ilalcian Arvilla, the live year old d lughter of Mr. Johnson Riddlcberger, living near Burketown, was instantly kili. il mi Wednesday of last weeK, iv a very peculiar accident. An old-time spike tooth harrow was sitting on edge, on the premises near the house. The little girl while at play Willi her broth er, climo'l upon the harrow, which tilt ed and fell on her, one of ibe teeth en tering her forehead. The cries of her little brother, brought her father im mediately, who quickly released her, only to find that she was dead She was buried Thursday afternoon at Spiller's chapel, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. C. 11. Crowed, in the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing friends. Happenings at Stover. Stover, Aug. 3 —Many friends pai.i their last tribute of respect, to the l*t» .Inc. Addison Whitmore, Monday mor • nig. The Rev M. 11.I 1 . Weikln, pastoi ■if the Mariiiusns M. F. Church, con ducted the services, which were very I impressive, the text being Second I'iiuotliy, fourth chapter and 7th and Bth verses. Interment was made it. the Parnassus cemetery. Mr. Whit more was 73 years of age, and has lived near here, most of his life. He was sick lint a few months, with consump tion and gradually declined until death ensued, Saturday night at 8 o'clock. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Samuel L. aud Harry (I. Whit more, also the following brothers. Messrs. Joseph A., of Laurence, Neb.. Asbtiry and William Whitmore, of Tacoma Park, and one sister, Mrs Amanda Hedrick. Deceased was one of the oldest members of- the Parn lusus M. K. Church, having been a member for more than fifty years. The family appreciate the kindness bestowed by neighbors and friends Theiemalns of Mrs.Mollie E.Jones, wife of Dr. Harrison 11. Jones, reach ed here from Doe Dill late Thursday afternoon aud were laid to rest in the Parnassus cemetery. After services had been conducted at the M.E. church, by the Key. \V. K. Marsh of Doe Hill Mrs Jones had been ill for more than a month with ere; sipelas, and blood poison, followed by pneumonia, and death resulted Wednesday evening, July 27th. She leaves besides her hus band, three brothers. Messrs. Joseph A., of this place, John E.,of Stanntou, and Fielding Waitmore,of West View. Mrs. Jones was an active member of the Methodist church, and was a lady of lovely Christian character. Mrs. Nettle Wichael was called to Mossy Creek Monday, by the illness of her sister, Mrs. Charles Miller, who had been quite sick for a short time with typhoid fever. Word was receiv ed later that Mrs. Miller died Monday night. Her funeral took place Wed nesday from Kmmanuel's church, near Sangerville. She leaves besides her husband, one small child, her mother, Mrs. Evie and several sisters and one brother. Miss Ida Whitmore, who has been quite ill for the past week, is con valescing. Mr. Ham McFaJl of Mt. Solon, pass ed through here on a business trip Monday. Mr. B. Anderson, formerly of this place, but now of Lexington, spent last week with friends here. Mr. John Todd of Highland, was here on business Monday. Miss Pearle Bucher, an attractive young lady of Bridgewater, is visiting her friend. Miss Lucie Harlow. I Wallace, the interesting little son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Whitmore, was . quite sick the first of the week. W. B. Hamrick of Staunton, has been stopping a few days at J. H. Sill ing's. Mrs. John P. Cleveland and little son, Clarence, of New Hope, returned home the first of the week, after spend ing a few days here. Mr. M. Bruce Whitmore moved his family to Stribling Springs Tuesday. They were also accompanied by Mrs. Whitmore'ssisters, Mrs. (). C. Hulvey and Miss Bessie Silling. Mrs. Sarah A. Dinkle has returned from Valley Mills, where she was visit ing her daughter, Mrs Virginia Light ner. Miss Anne Fauver is spending a few days with her nephew. Dr. S. 11. Bur ton. Misses Hose Dnnlap and Lou Silling have been spending some time with the latter's sister, Mrs. M. Bruce Whit more. Mrs. Kate Silling and Mrs. Pearle Silling and little son, ltalston, were guests of Dr. and Mrs. S. 11. Burton Tuesday. Mr. Bodney Dunlap's family of Long Swoape Items. Swoopc. Aug. :-!.—Mr. Eugene Blan ton of Richmond, Va.. is visiting Mr. W. H. Henderson. Mr D. G. Wise of Atlanta, Ga., al ter spending ten days with his friend, Fred. L. Cook, returned home yester day. Mr. Win. B. Trimble has purchased from Mr. Henry Baylor, his house and lot at Swoope. Miss Mary Cook visited friends at Lexington last week. Wm. IS. Trimble, R F. D. Carrier No. 1. spent Sunday with friends at Deerfield. Mr. W. H. Adkins, our merchant, was in Staunton yesterday on business. Miss Ritchie of Mt. Sidney, is visit ing Miss Mary Cook. Mr. Fred Cook went to Washington, 1). C, yesterday on business. Mr. A. M. Caldwell returned home yesterday from a business trip to Green brier county, W. V a. It is rumored that the C. & O. Ry. Co are considering the possibility of moving Buffalo Gap station, one mile 1 east to what is known as Christians. Miss Lizzie Dunlap left this morning for North Garden, an extended visit ' to her brother, Charlie Dunlap. Staunton Man to South Africa. Mr. Wayne F. Roudabush, for the past three years an employe in the en gine testing department of the (ieiser Mfg. Co., left today to say good bye to his home people, near Staunton, Va. On August lOtb, be will sail from New York for South Africa, to remain for an indefinite time. He goes with Col. A. J. Hester and will operate the latter's machinery purchased from the Geiser Co., and wbieh is now on its way to New York bound for the land of the Boerß. Mr. Rondabush is a fine young man in ev ery respect, and Col. Bester is fortu nate in securing his services. He will reach Johannesburg. South Africa, about the first of September —Way nesboro, Pennsylvania, Herald. World's Fair Via. N. & W. Railway. Double daily service through Pull man Sleepers operated daily via Co lumbus, Ohio, and Penusjlvania Van datia lines. The World's Fair Spec ial the new train with through 1 nil man Sleepers to St. Louis inaugurated May 2Vith, IHO-P . ' Cafe Cars, meals la a carle, Roanoke, Va. and St. Louis. Excursian tickets on sale dally until December Ist. From llasic City, Season Tickets $31,20. Sixty day tickets $2(1,00, Fifteen day tickets $21.50. On each Tuesday and Thursday du ring June, coach excuri-ion tickets, limited ten days, will be sold, and good only for coach accomodation. World's Fair Folders giving rates and schedule of the new through ser vice mailed upon application. W. H. bKVIi.L, 6. P. A. DRILLING FOR WATER!! We, the undersigned, take pleasure in stating that Samuel Lindsay has drilled for each of us a well to our entire satisfac tion. We regard him as an ex pert well driller—thoroughly reliable and honest. We hear tily recommend him to any one desiring a good water supply. WALTER CHERMSIDE, .1 N. MCFARLAND, W W. KING, Bus. Mrg. M.8.8. II B SPROUL, Mrs. ANNIE E. GRAY, JAS A BELL, of Bell & Higgs, W. A. WILLSON, JAMES F. BOWMAN. febl2 6ni VETERANS FlfiHT The New Hope Battle Over Again—Tte Boys Showed how they do it Now a Days. vets by showing them in the sham battle how to maneuver and light In modem tactics and thus explained how it is possible to do hard fii hlint now a days in open order and not meet the heavy losses that lioth conflicting armies suffered in the civil war light ing in close column or line of battle always gallantly closing up the gaps when tbe men fell, and still presentitta the solid raokfl to be shot at and mow ed down again. Their drill and dress parade too, was pretty and the old vets bad to acknowledge that tbev hail lost the step and could not catch it again, hut they are proud of the boys ami know they would fight as bard and well as ever they did if the occasion When the large representation from Stonewall Jackson camp reached the ground they were hungry sure enotigl', too late for dinner at the boys' camp and too early for supper with the ladies. But they did not stay hungry long. Before they knew it the boys had great pots of coffee and things ready and called them up, illustrating the proverbial hospitality of the sol dier, who always would and always will divide his last cracker and last cup of coffee with a comrade. After lunching, the old boys put oIT half a mile for the battle field and in squads they traversed it from end to end,many had been in the fight, most of them had not, so the first had good listeners from start to finish. Some mighty hi" tales were told and stuck to, and the the other fellows swallowed all, espec laliy that part that told how "we got up and skedaddled." But every one enjoyed immensely that part of the program, and were slow to return to the camp in the grove which was on the edge of the battle field of forty years ago. The speaking was next on the pro gram, and a long procession of about GO military and 100 veterans paraded over the field into the pretty oak grove where they disposed themselves with the fine audience of citizens to listen to the orators of the occasions. They were introduced by Lient. Silas 11. Walker, who acted as chief marshal in the abscence of Lieut. Carter Berke ley who was unfortunately detained in Staunton by sickness. Capt. Opie, tbe first speaker, the only one who was "in the fight," gave an interesting account of the battle as he saw it, interspersed with some wit ty war stories, which highly amused bis audience. Capt. B. S. Ker, Com monwealth's Attorney, a Spanish war veteran, made a capital little speech, in which he eloquently referred to tbe cause that the Confederate veteran represented and made bucli handsome mention of the heroism of the "battle scarred old soldiers''that they conld hardly recognize themselves, but were much pleased nevertheless. Capt. Bumgardner closed with a spirited and characteristic address, which captured the crowd. The fol lowing line passage quoted from the writings of the celebrated Dr. John ston, was peculiarly appropriate to the occasion: "Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid phil osophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery and virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Mara thon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Dull indeed must be the mind, and caloas the heart of that son or daugh ter of old Augusta, who can view with out emotion this gathering of Confed erate veterans, of sons of veterans, of veterans, of daughters of veterans, of enlisted soldiers, who ate the succcs sors and the legitimate inheritors of the warlike virtues of a long line of illustrious soldiers, assembled upon The sham battle and drill of the two military companies followed. After which the supper of fried chicken, &c, ice cream, cake and lemonade, f iirnisl - ed by tbe Indies and tbe fragrant coffee a welcome and bountiful treat to the old hoys, set up by the young ones. The Roman band, meanwhile discours ed line music, which ail through the day enlivened tbe occasion. As night approached the vets and elderly pfco pie moved homeward, aud the lawn Swith the young people held the crowd being largely aug d by merry parties who hud started out late from Staunton and Bui'd to arrive nutil 10 o'clock, r, by the light of tbe moon, .111 all hours of the night, they re singing and shouting iv high ot 80»n to forget the big and day, the sons of veterans ot Augusta and their fi ieuds had arrang ed for the vets and their friends, and trusting that it would not be another forty years before a Piedmont battle field reunion would be arranged un der as happy auspices. An Ohio Yankee's Nice Letter. The following smart and very nice letter was received by Capts. Rudolph Buiugardner and C. W. Lambert from an old Union veteran who was at} tbe battle of Piedmont—writes like a foe man who was worthy of their Steele: Newc-jmerstown, *>~ July :>0,1904. I| Capts. Staunton Rifles and West Augusta Cuard, in cauip on Piedmont .Battle Field, New Hope, Va. Sirs—My Shenandoah Valley exchanges inform me that your commands will occu py the old Piedmont battle ground Mon day and Tuesday prox. 1 have the honor Wesent my compliments, and to express lope that it will not be so "hoi" for md your respective couiiuaudsas your sires made it tor us "Yanks" on the same spot forty years ago last June sth. I carry in my right leg a certificate of the fact that the Southerner is a tough propo sition to go up agaiust when heis aroused. Next time he wakes up, I hope (in the event I'm here) that we shall both tie on the same side of the controversy. I have JNo, 1, 171 rr . Died After Taking Poison. Monterey, Va., July 30 —MisK Jane Rexrode, the unfortunate young wo man who, on last Monday, attempted suicide at the home of Mrs. S. W. Orummett, died this morning at seven o'clock. Of the several old vials of medicine brought with her from home, she designated one from v-h eh she bad taken a dose. The labels and all direc tions had been scratched off, hut the bottle designated contained muriatic acid and dux vomica, but no delinitc idea could he gotten as to the quantity taken, as she drank from the bottl'. Miss Uexrode, while acting 1:1 the ea pacity of housekeeper, whs tbe twenty six-year old daughter of the late 1 Uniol Eexrode, a prosperous young farmer of eastern Highland, and was heir to a handsome competance. Sii.cc hcrj treatment, eight yearH ago, at the Western State Hospital, she has evinc ed no evidence or a return of her men til trouble, and it. was believed by her . I friends that she hud fully recovered. Her remains were taken to Palo Alto for interment, her sister,-Miss Lillie Rex 1 ode, who hid attended her since the sad occurrence, accompanying' them. Another sister, Mrs. 11. H. Bo - kin, survives her. Old Watches Made New!! Special cases made to order. English cases changed to fit American movements. Hunting cases changed to open face, key wind to stem wind. Old cases repaired and re newed. Melting old gold eases and making over into new (using the same gold ) Monograms, family crests, coats of arms, fraternity em blems, engraved or enamelled on watch eases. Low prices.good work,prompt attention. H. L. LANG, Scientific Optitio, Staunton, Va. A C.UKAXTON ATTORNEY ANbIJOtTNSEI.LOR. Office:-Rooms 13,15,17 Masonic Temple. 1»n is, 'tii-tf WANTED.--> I i' l y.r^,- r l Tawtord property on Betsey Hell Hill, Staunton, va. Terms to suit purchaser. Apply to (J. C. SFITJKK. Harrisonburg, Va. 7 M it LIPSCOMB'S STOCK OF SHOES! and 86 eases of a manufac- turers Sample Line, con sisting of Ladles', Misses' and ( bildren's, as well as Men's, Boys' and Youth's at fjOc on the dollar. SALE WILL IiKGIN ON Saturday Morning, July 9. at I.ipsc.omij's old stand, 11 Kast Main Mreet. Splendid Shoes for 33c, 50c. 68c, 98c and $1,28. You tire respectfully invited to examine the stock. WM. LOEB, SON & MILLER. Buggies, Carribges, Phaetons, Spring Wagons, Pleasure Vehicles-Rubber and Steele lire. The Celebrated BABCOCK BUGGIES,* unequaled for comfort and durability. BROWN WAGONS are the lightest draft and greatest strength. BROWN CULTIVATORS lead all others. The Great HUBER ENGlNE—absolutely without an equal on the road. The master of all road machinery. SECOND-HAED ENGINES at a B <rgain. 20th CENTURY Spreaders have no equal. Kennedy & Crawford. f PHONE 168. 'WmcHesrm are made for good shooting and good shooters shoot them. There is no guess work when your gun has a " New Rival" in the chamber: for it's the kind of shell that can always be depended upon to shoot where the gun is held. "New Rival" shells are sure-fire, give good pattern and pene tration and cost but little more than cheap inferior makes. ORDER THEM AND TAKE NO OTHER Happy is the Sick Man, Made Well. If yon want to be Well and Strong A^ain Echols' Piedmont Concentrated Iron & Alum Water . Should be used. It contains all of the ingredients necessary to restore a diseased system to health, and you can use it in your own home without having to spend time and money visiting the springs. Bp the minerals being concentrated, results can be produced in the way inakinu' cures that would not be dreamed of if tue natural water was used. Leave off patent medicine for once, and try something your physician will recommend. It costs 8 cents per day to use It and if yon are not satisfied with results after giving it a fair trial you can get your money. This is an honest remedy made by hon es! people, and we do not hesitate to guarantee it. For sale by all druggists. 8 oz Bottles 50 Cents. 18 or M $1.00. J. M. ECHOLS CO. HXLinuid Sulphur A positive. Juaranteed cure "^^^k^ ■ BLOOD, SKIN and SCALP grf mm\mAMWmMsAtAWi — I ■— Am mm HANCOCK'Q I For use in hot or cold baths. For ci- Mir* /--« a/ O II lernal application, lor internal use. I Na,ure ' s Greatest 6«rmi«ide ' I and conititutional remedy. gHjyo |WJjj# I For BATH and TOILET J I Beautifies the complexion, renew! ■ I 'he (rowth ol the hair and pie- Nature's Greatest Carmicide. 1 L|„ u jj SulphUF Ointment 4*7 A P.rt«rt SULPHUR SPBIMI ii IK I r m^W ~j suiircncnt »i v«ir Ho~ ,„ , ■ Prepared especially «p««!.°c.i,'ib, ten.,. »tn.,i«h. I for Burns. Scalds. Open H„,e.-.. r,„j»o™. wieki, ■ Sores, Chal ed Parts. - ,» I wTi,ro J vi- ■ Raw Surlaces, noils, _ mj D»™lrull .no AU ■ »" »J.„l_ .aBBr 1.1. k» d,«.-« oi in. s"'» I ol race and Hands Mle »f tgngsr wccl SBBBat— W mi .'" sku ' m *"***** pkice —5 « «o ciEN-ra. Diseases. ♦ -' I lpancock Sulfur Co. ■ ""J»K HatlCOCk B.nu"°«. **a. USA. BJ 4A~. r *»^*™ —— I Liquid Sulphur Co. ■ attlmora, MH. JudO* Parker's Regularity The Petersburg Index-Appeal has undertaken to proye by a sort of nega tive argument that Judge Parker voted for Bryan in 1890 and 1900. A gentle man in Petersburg who has seen what the Spectator has said on the sub ject, and the argument of the Index- Appeal, writes the Spectator as fol lows: Kditor Staunton Spectator: It seems to a iair minded Peters burger that the Staunton Spectator has all the best of the argument in the controversy as to how Judge Parker voted iv lSWaud 1900 Only Judge Par ker can say how he yoied ami this he has never done, so far as tbe public knows, let he should have settled this question long ago. It is simply assumed that he did vote for Bryan. This assumption is nothing in his la vor ho long as the mat.lt-r is left ■■ djubt. Indeed it would be better li.r him for it to be known that lie did not vote for Bryan rather tnan leave the matter where it is; for as it is, wh t becomes of lhe claim of fearless inde pendence based on his now faauMu telegram to the St. Louis convention I But the ludex-Appeal says, iv sub stance, that if he had not voted for Bryan he would have said bo. Why leave the matter iv doubt V Is be alraid of offeudiug Oold Democrats by s:ij lug he aid vote for Bryan if he did t On the contrary, they would ail Mr mire his fearless indepeudeuce. We want him to quit playing into llu hands of tbe Republicans, aud we hope the Spectator will succeed in its at tempt to force his hand. It certainly caunot render the party a gieater mi - vice. A Cold Democrat Petersburg. Va., July SO, 1904. Augusta Sunday-School Unior. The 21st annual convention of tn • Angusta County Sunday-School Un ion will be held at Tiukling Sprint? I'resbyterian church, Thursday and Friday, August 19tti and 20th. Every Sunday School in the county is entitled to two delegates in addition to the pus tor and superintendent. Mr. H. H. Please is president of the association, and Mr. A. Lee Knowles, secretary. 1904- Lynchburg, Va. CONGRESSMAN LIVINGSTON 1 Says Pe-ru-na is a Splendid Ca- tarrhal Tonic. COLONEL. L. L LIVINGSTON. Colonel L. 1. Livingston, Member of the Industrial Commission and the lead ing Democratic membor of the Com mittee on Appropriations In the House if Beprosentatlves, whoso home is at Atlanta, Ca., writes: "/ take pleasure In Joining with General Wheeler, Congressman Brewer and others In recommending Peruna as an excellent tonic and a catarrh cure. "—Col. L. I. Livingston. Catarrh Cured. AH phases of catarrh, acute or chronic, are promptly and permanently cured. It Is through its operation upon the ner vous system that Peruna has attained such a world-wide reputation as a sure iuJ reliable remedy for all phaeoe of aatarrh wherever located. Mr. Jas. O. Morln, 1179 Ontario street 1 Montreal, Canada, writes: " Peruna is certainly a great catarrh remedy. It cured me of catarrh of the head and I gladly indorse it. Canadian* are peculiarly afflicted with this disease and for years the doctors have tried to overcome it with elixirs, powders and pills, but Peruna has solved the question and since the medicine has been estab lished here hundreds of people hare been cured of catarrh." —J as. O. Morin. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad" vice free. Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium. Columbus. O. OLD WEI.TV WHISKF.Y-.lust as soft as sunshine-Out he certain it's Welty's. To he sure-s?et It at J. C. Stalt.iril's New Brown-s-tone Bar-Cafe. J. 0. HC'HKKKKK Manager. %Hf" Physicians reconimcntl Wel ty's to the sick. « •2i-3m J SPROUL© CROWLE, ALL KINDS OF MASONIC TEMPLE, 5 0-fim STAUNTON, VA. DCQT Sots of Teeth CWIMI OtO I Reduced to 4?O.UU Absolutely Without Pain is the way we extract teeth. Don't throw your money away. You have been paying bigdental bills long enough. Wechallenge any dentist in the State to surpass our work and guarantee satisfaction. We use the Baltimore system of extracting, filling anil inserting artificial teeth. 2nd grade sets of teeth *(! 00. "Hold Crown and Bridge work *5.00 per tooth." All work guaranteed. No. 783. The Baltimore Dental Asso. Marquis bld'fl. Cor. Main & Aug. Sts. Staunton, Va lar 11-U Staunton, Va., July s, 1904. W. 0. Powell's Creditors, vs. W. 0. i'owell. All persons Intonated in the above en titled chancery cause Take Notice! That in pursuance to a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta county, entered in said cause on June :(0, 1901, 1 shall at my otlice in Staunton, Va. on Wednesday, August 17, 1004. proceed to take, state and settle Ihe fol lowing accounts, viz : Ist An account of the real estateof the defendant, W.C tfuwell, and of its fee simple and annual rental v,alne •J,id The liens binding said real i state, stated in the order id I heir pilnrlty, with a statement of taxes, it any, due and un paid thereon. 3rd What fee. if nrnr, should he Allow ed counsel for plaintiffs for tlieir sen ices to creditors In instituting and conducting this litigation 4th Any oilier matters deemed perti nent, etc. K. E X NEh.SON. Commissioner in Ch.itieery. Hanson A: Hansen, p q. 7 15 4 Invest • In Paint.* Paint on yonr building adds ten per cent, to your properly'■ sell ing value. Interior painting gives an air of prosperity and comfort. Good paint is always worth more than its cost, aud the best paints these days go far ther and last longer than ever before. Longman & Martinez Mixed Paint is tbe paint to use. In applying it you will learn that it covers more surface than otber paints, but yon must wait about 5 years to fully appreciate its quality, n -„. .„.-<--■., - ■-. w 'I —''-' --''-- °* '-' r ' -' ii' " urn m m B. F. HUGHES. Druggist, No. 6 S. Augusta SHULTZ'S. Ik] addition to our always com ■N plete stock of BOOKS, STATIONERY, PICTURES, and FRAIWINC, we have recently installed a splendid assortment of CAMERAS AND PHOTO SUPPLIES. We handle all the best makes of Printing Papers, Chemicals, Flims and Plates for all sizes and styles of Cameras. «r Free Dark Room. Albert Shultz, Under the Town Clock, Staunton, Va.