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AND VINDICATOR. Subscription $1.00 Per Year. Friday, April 7, 1905. LOCAL DEPARTMENT. Mi. John A. Shueyof Fort Defiance lias beeu very ill for several days. Mr. A. M. V«lz has been in Haiti more this week ou tMatflCM. Stroosetfe l'.ros High Art Clothing, f >r sale only at Weinberg's. Mrs R. F. Larewof Greenville, went to Richmond ou Wednesday. Mrs I. E. Cameron and Mrs. John N. Opie, Jr , are visiting Mrs Robert A. Palmer in Baltimore. Mrs. .T. Taylor Ellyson of Richmond, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Jed. Hotchkiss, at "The Oaks." Mr. Brisco B Dull has been very ill with appendicitis, aud yesterday he wis pronounced iv a critical condition. Mr. C. E. Leonard, merchant at Criuiora, was in the city this City on husiues-i matters. Mr. J. F. Tannehill. Sr , has been quite sick at his home about three miles north of thecity. Mrs. J. C. Cranberry, Jr., of Rocky Mouut, is spending some time here with her mother, Mrs. Reeves Catt. Miss Anna Wallace who nas been teacbiug iv tbe county, has returned to her borne in Lewisburg. Capt. G. Julian Pratt of Waynes boro, attended the funeral of Mr. Rob ert W. Burke on Saturday. Mr. aud Mrs. R. B. Dull of Craigs ville. have beeu spending some days in Washington and other cities. Mrs. W. C. Leonard of Weyer'sCave, who has been very ill, is said to be somewhat better. Mr. I. N. Jordan and Miss Bessie A. McNeel were united in marriage at Craigsville ou Wednesday. Money saved is money made. Buy your clothing at Weinberg's and save mouey every time. Mr. A. G. Fifer of Newport News, | who spent a few days here with his sister, Mis.H. M. Lewis, returned home S ILII rd a v * . Mr. P. T. Uurkeholder and daughter. Miss Minnie, of the Fishersville neigh borhood, were among the visitors here Saturday. Mrs P H. Trout who has been spending a month with her daughter, Mrs. W. R .Staples in Roanoke, has re l urued home. - Mr. W. F. Ast has sold to Mr. J. E Sheets seven acres, just north of the city and opposite bis residence, for The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Klise, who has been serionslv ill with pneumonia, is rapidly improv- Mrs. Wm. H. Floyd of near Stover, is reported to be critically ill, and all of her children have beeu summoned to her bedside. The Stonewall Baud has accepted an iuvitatiou to atteud the exercises of the installation of President Aldermau as tbe first official bead of the Univer sity of Virginia on the 13th inst. Do not put your wife, your mother ] or your sister to t be trouble of darning j socks; buy holeproof socks, guaranteed for six mouths. For sale at Weinberg t lothing Co.'s. Miss Helen Byron, who played the rule of "Sergeant Kitty" at the open ing of the Beverly Theatre here, died a lew days ago at Atlanta, Ga., of pneumonia. Yesterday in tbe Hustings Court the liquor dealers made application for ii ceuses. All of the olu dealers applied, and C. B. Lohr also made application for license at Stafford's old place. Mr. E L. Ilouif, Sr., an old aud es teemed citizen of the couuty, ih ill at the home of bis daughter-iu law. Mrs. R M. Houff at Stonewall. Owing to bis advanced age there is very slight hope of bis recovery. Mrs. A.G. McCune of Fishersville, whose lliuess from paralysis at the j borne of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hardy, in this city, has been noted, was able to be taken home on Friday Miss Neta Bashaw of Craigsville, who has been at St. Luke's Hospital at Richmond for the past nine weeks, is now sufficiently recovered to return home wuicli she expects to do withiu the next fortnight. It is announced that Dr. James Ad dison Cbiarles, professor of moral phil osophy at Wrtsuiugcou and Lee Uni versity, will be married in Washington ou April J7(h to Mrs. Eleanor Moore house of that city. Mr. A. C. Finley of Harding. W.Va., the manager of five coal properties of Hon Hehry G. Davis/and Mr. William E. Finley of ihe Fairuiount, W Va., coal company, were in the city Satur day, brought here by the death of their mother, Mrs (~ W. Finley. Mr. Holmes Boyd, Jr., died at his Home in Winchester on Saturday, after a liugeriug illuess, aged about ISO years. He was a graduate of Washington and L'-e University, aud was one of the luost gifted youug orators aud lawyers in the State. The residence of Mr. Theodore Stog daleon the Churchville road near Bell's stave factory, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, aud all the contents burned. TUeoriginof tne fire is unknown. It was partly coveted by insurance. Ou Friday last W. A. (Joshing, auct ioneer, sold for commissioners Bum t-arduer. Patrick aud Rraxtou, two iractsof laud belonging to tbe es'.ate ot the late A. B. Lightuer, near West View, containing 54i aud 154} acres, to Mr. W. V. Hauger, at $34.15 per Mr. Walter Bosserman, the well known commercial traveler, has beeu quite ill with appendicitis at the resi- | i:ence of bis brother, Mr. Luther Bos- I sermau on Lewis street. Dr. Reese at- | ienus him, and he seems to be out of j ittoger sow, having escaped an opera- The orchestra of the Virginia Sckoo' for the Deal aud the Blind will give a j concert at Clifton Forge, on the 28oh < iust., for tbe benefit of the, Alpiue li.md The people of that town may, look for some hue music, as these pu pile are thoroughly trained and etli . eieut. Lexington Presbytery met, at tve t First Church yesterday in called ses-■ Sinn, to consider Ihe dissolution of the ' p-istoral relations of Rev. Dr. Tborton Whaling with the Lexington church. 1 He wawgranted his dismissal an<) will 1-a.ve. t"r Ins new Held in Dallas, TeX„ i April 30. I Mr. John A. Kennedy of tbe firm of Kennedy aud met with I (iu ir e a serious sccileut Tuesday by a' tall troiu his he which he was traiu I ing to leap hurdles. The horse made a tremendous leap, aud iv Mr. Kennedy J made a mi«calcuiatiou and was thrown,' striking on his head and rendered un conscious, medical aid was summoned. and everything done for him that could ta bought oMie rallied soon after, and Prof, and Mrs. W. L. Kerr who have I been teaching the past session at New Hampden, Highland county, have 'dosed their school for tbe term and returned to Laurel Hill, their old home, for the summer. At a meeting of the board of direc rota of tbe National Valley Bank on Wednesday. Hon Edward Echols was -lected president to succeed the late Robert W. Burke.and Mr. L. H.Steps -uson of Highland, was elected a mem ber of the board to fill the vacancy ■ •nosed by Mr. Burkes death. The of lice of vice-president will be filled later. i The following yonug ladies were graduated in short baud and type-writ ing from the Dunsmore's Business Col lege Wednesday and received tbeii Miploiuas: Misses Sadie Heller, Annie Kearns. Katie Filer of Staunton, and Miss Bessie Davies, of Churchville,! [and Miss Octavia Brooks of Clifton) Mr. J. W. Leech, the popular and j efficient manger of the Western Union Telegraph office here, has sent in bis resignation to taKe effect April 14tn. He will take a position with the Ameri can Telephone and Telegraph company DEATHS DURING THE WEEK. occurred last Thursday while be 11 was en-route home from Ja I maica. was received here Suuday af I teruoon, and caused much genuine sor row among his host of friends, and his bereaved wife, and parents have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire com- I muuity. Mr. Ranson, whose health I had been bad for some time past, was I advised to seek the tropics, and on March Bth, sailed for Jamaica accom panied by Mr. 11. McK. Smith. On the 28th he aud Mr. Smith sailed fori home, but when two days out he sud- j deuly collapsed and died. He was ten- I derly cared for by Mr. Smith and Capt. I Hewson of the Fruit Company's I steamer Watson. In September of last year be married Miss Jane Tbompsou Brown, daughter I of Judge J. Thompson Brown of Nel- I sou county, aud returned to Staunton, I where he was engaged iv the practice of the law. Mr. Rausou was a son of I Capt. Thos. I). Ranson, and was one I of the most deservedidly popular! young members of tbe bar. He wasl modest, unassuming aud quiet in manner, but possessed those sterling I qualities that go to make a grand man. The remains reached here Monday ev-l cuing and were taken to the home ot his Uther, and the fuueral took place Tuesday afternoon from Emmanuel Episcopal church. REV. M. K. PILSOX. Rev. M. Finley Pilson, wbos«s illness with typhoid fever was noted last week, died on Monday afternoon at the hos pital in Elkins, W. Va , after two weeks' illness. Mr. Pilson was a youug man of beautiful character aud early dedicated his life to bis maker. He was born near Greenville 27 years ago, aud was tbe son of Mr. and Mrs Sam uel F. Pilson. and a brother of Mr. E I T. Pilson, all of whom survive bim. I He was educated at llampden-Sidney college, where he touk A. 8., aud after I teaching a year, took the three years' I course at the Union Theological semi- I vary. Beiug admitted to tbe mluistry I of the Presbyterian church, he was as signed to the mission field at Coaltou, j W. Va., at which point he had labored I in vacation previously. He was very I zealous iv his work, and to his exces-l sive zeal is attributed his illness, ac he labored incessantly. Mr. Pilson was brought up iv the First church here, aud was there or dained to preach, aud that cougrega- I tiou felt a deep interest in his success aud welfare. He gave promise of many | years of .usefulness aud of attaining I high rank iv the ministry. His sud den death will bring grief to all who had been watching bis promising ca reer. The fuueral took place from the First Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and the services were conducted by Rev. Dr. A. M.I F raser. ISAAC CRAWFORD. After an illness of several weeks, I Isaac Crawford, a native and former I well known citizen of Augusta county, who more recently resided iv West Vir giuia, died Tuesday shortly afternoon at the home of his halt-brother, Mr. J. I Newton Crawford, who lives ucar Cave Station. Mr. Crawford bad been in failing health for several years. He was a widower aud was without a (ami-1 ly and came to the home ot his brother I four weeks ago from Shenandoah June 1 tlon. West Va. Siucetheu be had fail ed rapidly. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nichols of Millboro, Bath county, aud Miss Flossie Crawford, who at pie-ent is at the home of her brother, J. New ton Crawford, although she spends much of her time in Millboro with Mrs. Nichols. The funeral took place I Wednesday afteiuoou from Mt. Horeb! MRS. M. J ISISSKLL. Mrs. Mary J BißSell djed at her home on West Fiederick street Satur day morning. Mrs. Bissell was born in St. Louis on Jan. 19th, 1819, and spent the greater part of her life in that city. In 18M6 she married Cap I tain Lewis Bissell who fought in the war of 1812. Many years ago she came I to Stauutou to live with her daughter, I Mrs. David May. who died last year. Last fall Mrs. Bissell had pneumonia aud since then had beeu confined to her room. Mrs. Bissell is survived by the following children —Mrs 11. B. Wjlsen I aud Mr. Taylor Bissell of this city, aud Mrs. Sophie Cheuey of South Man I caester. Conn. Her remains were taken to St. Louis for burial AI.IJKUT X UOWMAS. Mr Albert R. Bowmio died on the I 22nd ulc, at his home near Millboro Springs, after an illness of only two weeks, of Blight's disease. He was a native of Philadelphia, was born tbeie 57 years ago, but came to Virginia ml 1872. He married Miss Mary E. Hamil tou of tbis couuty, who. with six chil- j dreu, survives him MRS. J. \v. CROFT. Mrs. Aunie M. Croft, wife of Mr. J. W. Croft, near Swoope, died on Wed nesday at 1 o'clock. The funeral will be at Laurel Hill church, today tbe 7th inst. at 1 o clock, and Rev. J. N. IS It Riant? JO cents? A dealer makes 50 cents J more on fourteen gallons of ready-foe use paiut, at $1.50 per gallon.than our agent does on eight gallons of L. & M paint and six gallons of linseed oil which make fourteen gallons of the best paiut iv the world, at $1.20 per gallon, tbe property-owi>er loses just ?4 20. Is it right V It only requires 4 gallons of L. & -M. and 3 gallons linseed oil to paint a moderate sized home. Teu Thousand Churches painted with Longman & Martinez L. & M Liberal quantity given to churches when bought from B. F. Hughes, Staunton: C. H. Cohrou, Stuart's Draft; J. B. Rodeu, Waynesboro; Au- MRS. GEORGE W. FINLEY Funeral and Sketch of a Pastor's Wife. "Tbe Lord hear thee lv tbe day ot trouble; the name of ibe God of Jacob defend iliee. Semi thee help from the ■•actuary nod strengthen thee out of These were tbe comfortiug wordi with which Dr. A. M. Eraser com menced the sweet and solemn funeral exercises <>f Mrs. Geo. W. Kinley at Dinkling Spring last Priday. ; Aa bad been anticipated iv a briel uoiice last week of tbe death of this lady, a large concourse of people galb ered at the church. Rarely have bo many people from far and ueur been I there on any occasion and uever a sad and serious congregation. I [leartfelt sympathy of each ouel out. to I heir pastor and tbe tears I tbe cheeks of many showed that! sorrowed too with bim in their it a lovely and true pastor's wife. jad been dear also to them. Rev. Vaodeveuterof Augusta church. V. ST. >cott of the Second church, T. J. Tuompson of Bueua Vista, lev. C. R. Stribling of Waynes | sat in tbe pulpit and assisted 'raser who couducted the services. tev. A H. Hamilton of Mt. Car rith Rev. J. E. Ballou of Craigs assisted in the concluding exer at the cemetery. Besides these iterial brethren of Dr. Finley there were two other ministers present with the family, Rev. J. E. Booker, of Lexington, the youugest brother of tbe deceased, and Rev. W. C. Wbite of Wariu springs, a son-iu-law, while Rev. E. A. Repass the Lutheran mm Itrocu Bethlehem church, aud Rev. Altfather of Bethel, were iv the egation, with many other devot lends of Dr. Finley from Staun ud other points in this and ad t counties. i honorary pall-bearers weie three i of Tinkling Spring, Messrs. W. and, W. F. Gilkeson and F. M. I and three deacons, M essrs. John ard, J. B. Patterson and A. 11 le. But the precious remains tenderly borne to their last rest lace by ber devoted sons aud iii-law, all of whom were present Augustus C. Finley and Robert y of Harding, W. Va., John B. yof Parkersburg, William Ed- Finley of Fairmont, Dr. A. L. i of Augusta, Edwin M. Gilkeson rkersuurg, and Rev. W. C. White trm Springs. All her daughters! present also, Mrs. Cora W. Gil-1 i, Mrs: Margaret E. Tynes, and s Lucilla Elliott, Martha Wat- Kins, aud Virginia Ruth Finley, and her bi'other-iu-law Judge Robt. Bailey of Rouiuey, and sister-in-law, Mrs. J. I E. Hooker ot Lexington. Besides those named Mrs. Finley leaves two sisters, IS'elia Dupuy of Roanoke and iobert Dailey of Romuey, W.I touewall Jackson camp, of which inley has been a member ever Uis removal to the county, as I 3an officer, and to whom they j jeeu frequently indebted for re addresses, annual sermons, and timely services, manifested tbeir ithy aud appreciation by sending a delegation of comrades and at ome lloral design. Among those ; were Commander H. Erskinel ..ieut. Com. J. H. Waters, and ides 11. M. Mcllhany, Wm. N. I J. A. Templeton, J. A. Fauver, A. Freed, C. B. Coiner, John rd, Seth Timberlake, Thos. JJ. n, J. N. McFarland, S. D. Tim- B and T. C. Morton, i Margaret Elliott Booker, the dauguter of John aud Lucilla >ker, was born at Charlotte C. ..April 7, 1840. She was there early 66 years old at tbe time oi I ath, March 28, 1905. The writer, as privileged to know her from childhood, remembers her as a beauti I tul and attractive school girl in Lex-1 mgtou, Va., where she was a member I after the early death of her mother, of I tne family of ber auut and namesake, I Klargacet E. Morton, and attend old Ann Smith Academy under tilaae of the Misses Nottingham eh excellent institution she was educated. She was muca admired by I the students of old Washington College and the cadets of tbe V. M. 1., and I met for the first time her future I ,uo, Mr. George W. Finley, then ;ht student ot Washington Col-1 where he afterwards graduated. I loquaintauce lipeued iuto a life I iffeetiou, which resulted in their age May 4 th, 1859, at the fine old ry mansion. Greenwood, of her I ye, Mr. Wm. 15. Green in Char lotte county, Va., where Miss Booker I was thtn making her home, Tbe youug couple lived at tbe home of Mr. Finley at Portora, near Clarksville, Mecklen-I burg Co., Va., until May, 1861, when I be enlisted in the Confederate army, leaving his youug wife with bis moth er and sister (Mrs. Potts) where through tbe long four years ot trial and I separation she remained, waiting bis return, but with loyal heart, like the true Southern woman, unwilling tol call bim home, eveu from the Northern j prison, till bis duty was dove. That was a trial as by tire, from which tbe young wife and mother came, a mature womanly womau, and received home tne worn, but uuconqured soldier, with no regret for the sacrifices they both Lad made in a just cause. Mrs. Fiuley, in January, 1860, accompanied uer husband, a theological student, to Iv Semiuary She aud her children ined with bim at the Seminary a the family of her eider sister, Dr. Eggiestou, iieai' by, till he leted vis course. For two years lived at Gerratdstowu aud Bruce , while Mr. Finley served th« 3hes of Bunker Hill, Sinithfield jerrardstowu,where she first with I litut enthusiasm entered upou the sof a pastor's wife. But it was I lg the '22 years of the pastorate at uey, where they went iv 1870,tbat baiacter developed into the ear devoted, sympathetic, help meet, I the hard worked mountain pas tor auci his widely scattered people fouud to be a ministering augel. Here lufI uf tueir 14 children were horn, s aud 7 guls. The good mother er troubles too as. one after the | , three of her sweet babes were: , but sb« bore up bravely, kept r work at home, in the church mong her people, aud it could be saia of her, as the officiating j ter quoted last Fridey: "Her ■en anse up and call her blessed; ber husband also, aud be praiseth her/ Those were the living witnesses las they sat around the flower cov casket the other day, bore silent tearful testimony to tbe inspired Is of praise for the dear departed Since 1892, the devoted wife and mother has filled the place to which ber Master called her among tbe Tink ling Spring people, as faithfully when I (lb began to fail in trusting and uriug as she did la the activities outb aud middle age. Her loving rt has been wrung agaiu aud again be has been called to give up a r boy, liviue of 17, and a loving -r daughter, beiself a wife aud .ber, Mrs. W. C. White, aud when summons came, she went to her »veiily home without a pang save it of parting from the dear one who .1 shared ber joys and sorrows 46 rs aud the dutiful children who had v a blessing to her all their lives. T. C. M. The home of Mr. W. J. Thompson, who is manager ou the farm near Shad well, six miles east of Charlottesville, belonging to Mr. U. J. Hughes, was to tally destroyed by tire some time Fri day night and Mrs. Thompson and her two children were consumed in the flames. The origin of the Are is unknown but tbe neighbors have an idea as to A Fine Watchdog guarantees safety no more than the time-pieces we offer for sale day in, and day out. Short of it is, we stand back of every watch or clock we sell. If it fails in its duty—to keep accurate time, of course —either we or the manu facturers will replace it. The guarantee is ours. H. L. Lang. Raphiue Items. Raphine, Va., April 3.—We are en joying these balmy days of spring. It is indeed a panorama of beauty to cast our eyes over the landscape and ob serve all nature clothed iv all of its beauty, and it is pleasant to tbe ear to hear the "songsters" pour out their melodious carols to their "Maker." We appreciate these spring days after passing through such a severe winter. Miss Lena Steele, formerly a native of Virginia, but who has been residing at Petersburg, I'enu . for some time has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Shatzer. Miss Steele has many friends in our dear old state, and we wish her many pleasures in visiting ber friends and viewing the sublime scenery of her native "Sunny South." Miss Stephie Roadcap Is still absent having a most pleasant sojourn with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Road can at Goshen. Miss Lillian Rawlingshas beeu spend ing tbe winter in St. Louis. Mrs. J. E. A. Gibbs has been spend ing tbe winter in Staunton. Mr. Gray East, a student of W. L. U., has been spending a few days with his parents here Rev. R. L Fultz visited his brother, Mr. A. E. Fultzjlast week on his re turn from conference. We are glad to welcome Rev. G. W. Echols, who has beeu returued on this circuit. Rev. A. H. Hamilton will assist Rev. Mr. Trostle at Timber Ridge on next Sunday. Mrs. M. J. Parker visited her daugh ter, Mrs. Ida Lackey at Timber Ridge last week. The public school at this place will close next Friday, the 7th. Tbe teachers Mrs. Bratton of Browns burg, and Miss Miunie Leckey of Glasgaw, will return to their homes ou the following day. Miss Stilldale of Mecklenburg couu ty, has arrived to accept the position as milliner in tbe millinery department at Mr. John Montgomery's. The Sunday School was reorganized on last Sunday with a fine enrollment. Mr. J. A. Parker was appointed super intendent, Mr. E. H. Fulwider, secre tary, and W. H. Mays, libarian and treasurer. Hicks For April. A marked change to warmer will pass from west to east over the county during tbe first two or three days of April. There will be storms of rain, wind and thunder, centeriug on and touching Monday and Tuesday, the 3rd and 4th. The tendency to hail storms will be greatly increased. The period will end in change to much cool er with probable snow flurries north ward, and cool to frosty nights to the 6tb. The 7th and Bth charges to warmer with outbreaks of rain and storminess and make their transit to eastern sec tions, being followed by change to much cooler. A regular Vulcan storm period ex tends from the lltb to the loth, aud rain with thunder will touch numerous localities in their , progress eastward over the country. Tbe nexttstorm period includes the 17th to the 20th inclusive. Very threat ening electrical storms, violent aud pos sible tornados in places westward and central are possible and probable. These storms will break up into snow squalls over much of the country north ward aud be followed by several days of bleak to frost weather. The next regular storm period is central on the 24th, and April showers will thicken into wider and heavier thunder storms. At all the periods in April up to this period, many parts of the country will get more rain thau for many months past. Change to fair and cooler will follow this period up to tne 2tith. Ou the 20th reactionary storm conditions will return. April will end with much warmer weather and a series of thun Elk Officers Installed. Staunton Lodge No. 861, B. P. O. E. last night installed the following of Beers for the ensuing term: O. E btni'b, exalted ruler; Dr. Glasgow Armstrong, esteemed leading knight; R. R. Heyd enreich, esteemed loyal knight; J. Kan. Tucker, esteemed leading knight: H ulst I (ilenn, secretary; J. K. Runnels, treas urer; A. A Eskridge, Frank B Hear, W. & Anderson, trustees; Morgau Byrne, tvler. Past Exalted Ruler. A. A. Eskrldge was elected a delegate to the Grand Lodge which meets in Buf stoned alternate. carrier, who has been on the force wince it was organized here, resigned on the Ist on account of his health. Mr. Var ner performed his duty with the ut most fidelity, and his resignation will be regretted by all whom he served. Mr. Jos. M- Lushbaugb, the senior substitute, has been recommended for appointment. ROYAL Baking Powder Menkes Brewed With Royal Baking Powder there is no mixing with the hands, no sweat of the brow. Perfect cleanliness, greatest facility, sweet, clean, healthful food. Full instructions in the " Royal Baker and Pastry Cook." book for making all kinds of bread, biscuit and cake with Royal Baking Powder. Gratis to any address. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM ST... NEW YORK. Moffalts Creek Items. Moffatts Creek, April 4.—The Ladies' Aid Society of New Providence efcurcb met on the 22d tilt, and decided to put in new pews and to purchase a ten acre lot of land adjoining the church property from Mrs. M. E. Mc Clung at &>0 per acre. The pews will be of modern style and will add much to tbe appearance of the church. Mrs. Mary Tuttle, wire of Dr. J. B Tuttle of Greenville, is visiting at her old home near here, before removing to Craigsville. Mr. Jerard Crist has been visiting friends in Roekbridure. Mrs. J. Alex. Turk is spending some time iv Richmond visiting friends and relatives Her sister, Mrs. Henry Wright, accompanied her Mr. John Lotts aud Miss Nannie Berry were united iv the bonds of matlimouy on the loth ult. at New Provideuee mause. Rev. G. A. Wilsou officiating. Mr. Wallace Patterson who has beeu engaged in business in Huntington. W. Va., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Patterson of Walker's Creek. Miss Ella Johnson of Buffalo, who has been visiting friends and relatives in tbis community, has returned home. The semi-annual meeting of tbe elders of New Providence church will be held on the atb at the home of Rul inj Eider Robert W. Brown on Walk er's Creek. Miss Rebecca Berry is visiting her niece Mrs. Frank Bratton of Covington. Mrs. Robart McNutt was taken ill very suddenly last Sunday morning at her home near here. Mr. Frank Mish has bought a por tion of laud belonging to the late Enos Ott's estate. Mr. J. W. Shickle has contracted with Mr. J. C. Beard to build his barn the latter part of this month. Messrs. Homer and Elmer Wade have'returned to their different places in Wast Virginia after visiting their father. Mr. Gibson passed through here Wednesday en-route to Highland with a flue drove of cattle wbich he had purchased iv Rockbridge. Grover East has returned borne after taking a course at the Dunsmors Bus iness College. , Mr. Joseph A. Walker, tax collector of Walker's Creek district, and Miss Annie L. Snead of Goshen, were mar ried at tbe home of the bride's parents on tbe 22nd ult. Mr. and Mrs. Walker will reside at Goshen. The best wish es of their many friends attend them. Miss Alice Brubeck is spending some time with friends on Buffalo. Mr. Henry Wright near here is off ering his farm for sale with a view of locating in Richmond. The public school here, taught by Miss Lizzie George and Miss Bessie Surber, will close today after a success ful term of six months. Mrs. Jessie Bear of Churchville is visiting her sister, Mrs. Robt. Buck anau. Must Serve Sentence. Governor Montague has declined to interfere iv the case ot Charles R. Fish burne, who was sentenced to live years in the penitentiary from Roanoke city for the killing of Dr. Fred Lefew. The Governor gave the papers in the case bis most earnest consideration, and concluded that there was no proper ground for Executive clemency. He was taken there Saturday night. A New Industry for Staunton. In a few days Mr. C. T. Harris & Sou will begin the manufacture of the Harris Patent Lever Drive Gate, in the machine shop of Kennedy & Craw ford. This work will begin just as soon as the material arrives that has been ordered. These gates will be made of irou, and will be put up for $10. Satisfaction guaranteed or no Day. For further particulars see Ken nedy & Crawford. C. T. Harris, Patentee. Springport, Ind., Nov. 26, 1904. To Whom it may concern:— This is to state that I am using one of tbe C. T. Harris, patent lever gates with wood frame. The gate is entirely satisfactory as a drive gate, working easily and posi tively. Very truly, J. J. Hickman, Farmer. City Markets. Country Produce. Staunton. Va. April «, lKi's. I Correcteduy J. A. r'auver A Co., and tne] White Htar Mills. Wheat- 1.10 If lour—patent Sti.ls Family 6 75 Straight 5.V, Offals, per ton J^.iiO Chickens 11 Bggs *f Butter /■> Oats—shelled 35aiu Rye 80 Irish Potatoes » Wool—unwashed 25 Wool—black, burry and c0tt5....3 to 5c less Lard 8 Hacon— country cured, new 10a Hams ,„.',„ Shoulders ltlal " Sides 5 Corn new per bbl » rornmeal 46 '" NoTlTlmothy $ a 11.00 jj 0 2 " " a ••"* No.'l Mixed " a ■* No. 2 " " «7 >0 No. 1 Clover " a '■<.•* Straw a ».,•> Live Stock Markets. j Baltimore April 3 Cattle —Receipts for the week 20T3 head against 2153 head last week. 51 carloads ou sale. Market 10c higher Quote—Steers, export, 85 40a5 65: butch er *3 50a5.40: heifers. *3.25a4.50: cows *l.50al00; bulls, *2 50a3 98; fresh cows, Hogs—Receipts 11,730. Fair supply, market about steady. Quote—Westerns, Jti.oOati 10: from other points, $5.70a5.80; roughs, 14.50a5 25. j Sheep and Lambs—Receipts 2.099. Mar ket steady. Quote— Sheep, J3.00a6 00; Lambs. $G 00a8 30. Spring lambs 10al3c. Calves— Keceipts 545. Fair supply market steady. Quote common to best| VERY TRYING TO WOMEN Are the Peculiar Ills Brought on by Catarrh of the Pelvic Organs. (Peruna is a Tonic Especially Adapted to Their Peculiar Diseases.) Mrs. Louise 'Westbrook, Xo. 9 East Columbia SI., Detroit, Mich., Secretary of the West Side Lotus Club, writes: 'Tor several years I suffered with leneorrbces and painful menstruation, which was followed by general debility, until I was but a wreck of myself. Thanks to Peruna I am a well woman to-day."—Louise Westbrook. Miss .Tessiemene WeSthlUtt, No. 7(57 BeaoMen Aye., Detroit. Mich.. District PERFECT TEA "SALADA" CEYLON AND INDIA TEA is tbe acme of perfection, being all pure, delicious tea. Black, Mixed or Green. Trial packets, 103. 'Highest Award and Gold Medal, St. Louis, 1004. «/« ju. w V |f| VEGETABLE SICILIAN O A&> JLo» Hair Renewer Makes the hair grow long and heavy, and keeps it soft and glossy. Stops falling hair and cures dandruff. And it always restores color to gray hair. Sold for fifty years. "22££ r, '" ;??? " c '^ , "' M '° "Hotel Weston" GEO. WESTON. Prop. RATES $1.00 Per Day. "RESTAURANT AND LADIES'CAEE." MEALS,'2Sc. "ALL WHITE HELP." S. AUGUSTA STREET, TEMPORARY REMOVAL! We have removed our Large Stock of Whiskies and Wines 12 Johnson Street, Where we are prepared to serve our customers with promptness. «@- We expect to be in our Handsome New Building Adjoining our Old Stand on or about May Ist. Call Phone 73. HARMAN UROS.. Whiskey Merchants. 3 Per Gent Interest on Certificates of Deposit Farmers STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. and gladly do I indorse it. J'or two years 1 suffered with catarrh of the stomach. I lost flesh and grew thin and j emaciated, nervous and exhausted, so that 1 could neither work or enjoy lite. T began taking Peruna and can now eat and enjoy everything I oat. I have lieen well over a year now." — Jessiemene Wartlewd, must be used for a perfectly satis factory infusion. BEDS, 25c. STAUNTON, VA. SAVE IT, No oue that has any foresight or wisdom will let his money slip away from him. Benjamin Franklin says: "A man may, if he knows not how to save as he frets, keep his nose to the grindstone." It is the wise man that enjoys comfort iv his old age. "Defer uot till tomorrow to be wise, tomor row's sun to thee may never rise.'' Now is the time to start your account in the Farmers & Merchants Bank. You will thank us for the hint. We Pay Interest on Time Deposits. Merchants Bank Catarrh is a very frequent cause ot that class of diseases popularly known as female weakness. Catarrh of the pelvic organs produces such a variety of disagreeable and Irritating symp toms that many people—ln fact, the majority of people have no Idea that tbey are caused by catarrh. A great proportion of women have some catarrhal weakness which has been called by the various doctors she has consulted by as many different names. These women have been treated and have taken medicines, wilh no relief, simply because the remedies are not adapted to catarrh. It Is through a mistaken notion as to the real nature of the diseases that these medicines have been recommended to them. if all the women who are suffering with any form of female weakness would write to Dr. Hartman, Colum bus, Ohio, and give him a complete description ot their symptoms and the peculiarities of their troubles, he will immediately reply, with complete di rections for treatment, free of charge. '•Healthand Beauty," a book written especially for women, sent free by Dr. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio. Mi-s Alice Dressier, of No. 13!?, North Bryant Aye, Minneapolis,Minn..writes as follows concerning Peruna: '• T was suffering from catarrh of the throat and head. One of my college friends, who was visiting me, asked me to try Peruna and I did so and found it all and more than I had expected. It not only cured me of the catarrh, but restored me to perfect health."—Alice Dressier. Mi-s Mamie Groth, Platteville, Wis., writes: "1 have for several years suffered wilh frequent backache and would for several days have splitting headaches. Several of my friends advised me to take I'eruna and I asked my physician what he thought of it. lie recom mended it and so I took it and am entirely without pain of any kind now." —Mamie Grolh. In a recent letter from No. 2 Grant Aye., Denver, Col., Mrs. Ida L. Gregory writes: "Some six years ago my husband suf fered wilh nervous prostration, and advising with a friendly druggist ho brought home a bottle ot Peruua. His health was restored from its use, his appetite was increased and restful sleep came to him."—lda L. Gregory. M iss Florence Murphy, No. 27W1 Second Avj., Seattle, Wash., writes: "I suffered for over a year with female trouble, and although I tried several physicians none of them seemed to be able to help me permanently. "It only took a little over three bottles of I'eruna to make me well and strong. I never have backache, headache or tear ing down pains any more." —Florence Murphy. FOR SALE! The line farm of the late Jacob M. Bare containing 522 acres, more or less, and lying 8) miles South of Stuart's Draft on the N. & W. R. R., in Augusta county, Va., is now for sale. There is a large H room brick dwelling, and all necessary outbuildings, and a large orchard ot select fruit. Any one wishing a good farm Kd not fail to see this one before buy- For further information address R. WALL.AUK BARE, Stuart's Draft. Va. WANTED.. Bad Debts to Collect In all parts of the United States. 25 Years Experience. No Collection, No Charge. RICHMOND'S BAD DEBT AGENCY, P. 0. Bex No. 109. Fertilizers Seeds! B. W. CRUM is hustling busmen. on Johnson Street In Spring Fertilizers and Seeds. 1 have all grades of Spring Fertili zers made especially for Spring crops. All kinds of grass seeds of tbe beat quality, and Seed Oats. I also have a car load of line Seed Potatoes. 1 handle a first class Turning Plow, which 1 am selling at a very low price. Also handle ♦he Carey Roofing, the best on tbe market. Before buying anything in my line it will be to your advantage to see me. Respectfully, B. W. Crum, 18 Johnson Street. -OOMMISSION'ER'SOFFIC'E, \J Staunton, Va., Marrh 15,1506. 'vs Dunlap, Lizzie M.. et als. All parlies intereste 1 in the above styledeause now pending in the CVcuii Court of Augusta county. Virginia, Take Notice, that pursuant to a decree therein entered on the 14th day of March, 1905. I shall, at my office in Staunton, Virginia, on the 18tb day of April, 1905. .proceed to make, state and settle an account showing I—The real estate in . ugusta county. Virginia, of which Christian Beard died seized aud posessed, the nature and con dition of the title thereto, and whether or not said real estate is susceptible of par tition in kind among the heirs-at-law of Christian Beard, deceased, without injury to some, if not all. of said heirs; 2 —Any other matters that said Commis sioner may deem pertinent to be stated, or, that any other party in interest may require to be statfd. HENRY W. HOLT, Commissioner in Chancery. jOOMMISSIONEK'S OFFICE, V. ;Maunton. Va., Mar li istli, 1905. J. 8. Landes, * als. vs Elizabeth D. Landes, it als. All parties interested in the foregoine cause, pending in the Circuit Court ot Augusta county, are hereby notified tbat I shall proceed at my olhee in Staunton. Va., on MONDAY, APRIL 10th, 1905, to take, state aud settle the accounts requir ed by decree entered therein on Februsry 28th, 1905. viz: Ist—A settlement of tbe accounts ot W. II Landes, bonded commissioner, with the fund in his hands in this cause; 2nd —An account of all tbe outstanding debts, if any, against the estate of Eras tus Landes, deceased, together with all lien debts by judgment, or otherwise, against any of tbe distributees of the said Erastus Landes, deceased, entitled to jar- Kjttte in the fund in this cause; d—What will be a reasonable fee to lsel for instituting and conducting suit; h— What is the fund iD this cause.snd who are tbe heirs-at-law of Erastus Lan des, deceased, interested in saidfuod, and the relative proportions in which they sre entitled to shsre therein; 5th —Any other matters that said Com missioner may deem pertinent to be stated, or «i v party interested may require to be stated, kARIUS'TEAD C. GORDON, Master Commissioner. .H. Landes, p. q.