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AND VINDIOATOR. Issued every Friday morning by R. 8. TURK, Editor »»i Proprietor, A. S. Morton. Business Manager. East Main Street Staunton. Va. TERMS Off SUBSCRIPTION : In Advance In order to avoid delays, on account of personal absence, letters and all commu nication for the Spectatok should not be addressed to any individual connected with the office, but simply to Thk Bmcta- Telephone In office connects with all City and County Lines. Entered at the Postoffioe at Staunton, Va., as second class mail matter. Friday, May 18,1906. THE RATE BILL. Tbe rate bill is being amended or nullified according as one looks at it- There is a bold effort on tbe part of Mr. Aldricb and others ot his school to make tbe bill as ineffective as possible, and in amending great caution must be observed lest tbey drop a word or a line into it, which may take years to get out, or to he worked out satisfac torily by tbe courts, indeed the Alli son amendment seems its death knell. The amendments so far, except tbe Allison amendment, have strengthen ed the bill, especially the one which places a penalty of imprisonment as well as a fine on rebaters. Tbis por tion of the Klkins bill was destroyed as to force and effectiveness by cutting out tbe imprisonment clause. This Mr. Elkins did very adroitly by telling Senators tbat nobody could be con victed under tboee circumstances. Rut that portion, tbe imprisonment will be restored, and then tbe country will see whether anybody can be con victed. The taking away of free pass es on interstate travel has caused a considerable howl, a bowl from uuex- j pected sources, but Ibis is a salutary clause. Tbe power of tbe press has never been fully analyzed. It was a wonderful power, it cost the roads little or no money, but it held tbeir grip on the people in a way that is wonderful to be told. A Congressman, a Judge, an officer of high rank, lux uriously lounging in a palace car with out having to dive into his pocket deeper than a tip to the porter, was not in a frame of mind to harshly deal with tbe corporations which furnish ed these luxuries. He looked on the railroads as good things, and as for the common people who occupied a carj ahead of him on the train, and who laid dowu their cold bard earned cash for rather poor accommodations, who i were tagged up with red, white aud blue slips to show tbeir destination something like a bag of fertilizer, or a j gallon of bug juice, would be natural-1 ly forgotten for the time being. Doubt less those wbo to luxuriated will here after, iv many instances, travel with tbe common people and wear tags in their hats, and be awakened every few moments witb the cry of "Tickets,''j or be told to sit over so as to let some greasy Italian laborer share bis seat. Rut witb these infirmities the bill is nearing completion, and it is hoped will not prove an entire failure. Should its provisions be neglected,or attempt ed to be nullified by tbe roads, another I bill more drastic, more far reaching in its effect will be forthcoming at no distant day. IiYAN'S ENEMIES WEAKENING. Wm. J. Bryan is now on tbe tide of the globe. He has bad er in tbe rebate pie, and thus lal amount of mud slung at him I for a more convenient season, iub the garments of Mr. Roose- Yhen Mr. Bryan gets home the ver the present rate bill will be of tbe past, as well as the free Should Mr. Bryan ever again ndidate for the presidency two ts which contributed more to sat than any other will becurb ot indeed controlled sufficient duce tbeir future influence as political factors. These are aud tbe railroads. Notsomucb belonging to widows and or fill be spread broadcast to pur oters and corrupt election offi .'he rebate bill will not permit a beloved railways to carry to distant parts free of cbarge ey may hear the favorite can peak, as was done in tbe first By campaign, when delegations hundred and people by the d traveled at railway expense >n, Ohio, to hear speeches by Kinley, aa well as to hear mi ors, when at the same time r. Bryau could not get the tins to run on their regular] jrder to meet his engagements olitical factors, we say. will > so poteut next time. we remember in the second ?y campaign when Mr. Rooee spoken at Hinton, W. Va., we iitfug at another station to tin Jfo. 2 for home. Our train ked up late. About the time J should have arrived at the . train thundered in, but not - magnificent one however, of tbe best engines on the 'trie headlight and palace cars. i were from another road or i .Pullman shops, as they were :olor of the C. AO. cars. We hat this was "the Vice Presi rain," tbe train carrying Mr. It on his speech making tour. it train that could have been All other trains were aide or it. Had tbe Emperor been o more pomp and ceremony ive been used. It paused a then swept on into tbe night awaited the coming of the eh carried common people d been held to let the "royal" by. It is our opinion no is ever made by the railway rain, but if it was that charge in part with the money of ud orphans, as recent dis bow, because it was paid out publican campaign fund I SHERMAN'S MARCH TO TnE SEA. Dr. Henry E. Shepherd of Paltimore well known iv Staunton, in last Sun ty's Sun tells of Shermans inarch to c sea, a bit of hlslory of which the uited Slates ought to be almost as much ashamed as the riceht battle of Mt. Jolo iv ihe Philippines, when 600 Moros, consisting of Men. women and children, were all slain. It they had Mred eveu oue nab* the situation L have been soiuewhal redeemed, just as some deceut act of Shermau's army might have sent oue ray of re deem jug light into the gloom of that disgraceful campaign. Dr. Hhrpheid says : in tbe correspondence which passed letweeu (leu. llalleck. Federal Chief of Staff, and .Sherman, Dec. 18, IbtM, llalleck vviiles to Sherman at Savau lah: "Should you capture Charleston, I lope that by some accident the place uay be destroyed, and it a liltle salt should be sown on tbe site it may dcs troy the growth of future crops of nullification and treason." (See "Me moirs of Snerinao" Vol. 11, page 22:1.) To this infamous suggestion Sher man replied of the 24th of December: "I will bear in mind your bint, aud do not think salt will be necessary. Wben I move, the Fifteenth Corps will be on the right of tbe right wing, and their position will naturally bring tbem into Charleston first, and if you bave watched tht history of that corps you will haye noticed tbat they generally do their work pretty well. In fact, the whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak veil geance upon South Carolina I almost tremble for her fate, but feel that she deserves all that is iv store for tier." ("Memoirs of Shermau" Vol. 11, page 227-228 ) in an address delivered at Salem, Ohio, not long after tbe close of tbe drama Sherman enunciates aod vindi cates his theory of war in clear and unequivocal language: "We; the army which be command ed, were strung out from Nashville clear down to Atlanta. Had 1 gone on stringing out our forces what danger would there not have been of their at tacking this little, bead of tbe column and crushing it ? Therefore I resolved to stop the game of guarding their cities and to destroy their cities. We were determined to produce results, and now what were these results 't To make every man, woman and child in the South feel that if tbey dared to rebel against the flag of their couutry they must die or submit." In marked contrast with the Sher man and Halleck suggestions is tbe order of Gen. Lee when iv Pennsyl vania, says Dr. Shepherd: When Lee entered Pennsylvania iv June, IMS, and its bounteous, smiling valleys lay prostrate at our feet, he is sued a general Older June 27, iv which the following language occurs: "The duties exacted of us by civili zation and Christianity are not lets obligatory in the couutry of the enemy than in our own. Tbe commanding general considers that no greater dis grace could befall tbe army, and through it our whole people, than tbe perpetration of barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and defenseless and tbe wanton destruction of private property that have marked the couise of the enemy iv our own counti>. It will be remembered thai we make war ouly upon armed men.'' Wbo, when the cloud of war has t" sed away, would uot a thousand bs rather have written the Lee or tban the words contained iv er the Hallegk or the Sherman espoudence i ♦ m . is now apparent that Mr. Roose has used the Democrats iv the ite just as the fellow used the stick it the other fellow, so he hit him idn't care a darn whether he broke the stick or not. Mr. Roosevelt bad to use some weapon with which to drive some of the unbridled Republicans into the Republican pen. The weapon which of course they most feared was the Democrats, lie adroitly laid bold of these, and with that kind of a big ■tick he bas safely peuued all but about one or two of the recalcitrants. if Mr. Roosevelt wishes to carry out any further reforms during his term he will bave to do it by the kindly support of his own party because tbe Democratic child bus been sufficiently burnt to make him dread any more such fire. Standard Oil used Jimmies to break iuto tbe cars loaded with oil belonging to competitors, to see what the nature of its stock was aud to whom consign ed. This was done sometimes ou the same Sunday afternoon that John D. Jr. ; s Sunday school waß in session. What wonderful things Jimmies aud lunies can accomplish. lie railroads have won a notable ory iv the court review clause to rate bill. Tbere is no set of officials ids country over which railroads las complete sway as over (he eral Judiciary, hence their extieuie re to get their matters in tbe Is of the courts. There have been some strange reve lations recently in the Standard Oil Is ti tion. One was that it employed Bters of the gospel to help break l competitors, and kept them cou ;ly on the pay roll. This is evi ly where the tainted money we i heard so much about originated, c dispatches tell us tbat Sarah hardt (the divine) played in a beer garden in Seattle. This play was pro bably the French version of ten nights Kiarroom, which may differ some froni Mrs. Carry Nation's mode ying with bar fixtures. ertain Mr. Caldwell, a politician of some notoriety in \V. Va , has seen cause to announce tbat, be does not con template a contest with the Hon. Stephen B. Elkins for a seat in the Senate. The wisdom of this self abne gation is apparent. ■ir Mr. Roosevelt struck "ile," as effectually did in his recent vies sage, It became known that Mr. H. H. Rodgers an "ile" magnate, could change the word ile by simply writing it lie, and thus strike back at the ile striker. Gen. Fred. Funsten says that the constitution never had an earthquake clause in it. But tbis is by no means the first time that the United States and the constitution have been shaken assunder. If all the rebaters, that is, all who find it equally as blessed to give as to receive, are heading for prison, there will be a marked increase in govern ment penal colonies in the near future WASHINGTON LETTFR I From our Uutcuiur i;orrespoinleui .1 Washington. I». O, May \2— OiiCwj more the ltig Stick is iv evidence. The Secretaries of War and Siate have both taken It upon themselves to announce to Panama that I h y will tolerate no levolulious nor election disturbances which 'might hinder the woik ou tbe canal." [1 might ' he look j tcose, as we say in Laredo" were Panama to re ply that she thought she would have tune lo engineer several revolutions and elections before Hie United States started building the c.aval Hut of course the work of canal diggiug is "constructively "proceed ing even though the actual construction is not being done. Tills is something after the lash 1011 in which Congress can vole itself real mileage on Hie strength of a constiuclive recess. Auyhow tioveru or iMagoou has been not 1 tied that the United states is leady to step iv at any stage of tbe proceedings and spank I'anan.a into line if she do«s not be have and hold ber coining eiectiou peacably. The situation is interesting. It will at least show whether a peac able election can be held in South American. Some people hold th it it cannot, lint there is no real evidence ayaiust it except the lack of a prece dent. Possibly with the Uulted States standing by as policeman, the vote will lie deposited in absolute quiet. It recalls a little incideut iv Wash ington some years back when the Asso ciated Press received a dispatch one afternoon saying tbat a revolution had broken out iv Argeutinea. One of tbe energetic young men of the A. P was sent up to the Begatiou to know if tbe Minister could add anything to the rather meagre dispatch. The miuister read the missive looked puzzled aud said politely. "It is to me all news. I know of no revolution, 1 have beard nothing." Then his brow cleared as he glanced at tbe calendar over bis desk. "Ab, yes,"be said, "I know. It is uot ze revolution. It is za annual eiectiou. 'My al wave tight at ze election." More of more or iess harmless bun combs is being exploited over the rate bill. The Spooner amendment bas been offered to cut down legal k delavs and Senator Mc(Jumber has come to tbe front with au amendment to put both lines and imprisonment iuto the bill for the puuisumeiit of rebating. Both of these provisions are very salu- Btbat is tbey would be good things y ever could be made to work, provisions are said to bave the sement of the President, which tbey doubtless would bave. 15ut there is a fine photo-lithographic picture hanging now in the national art gal lery of a trust magnate undergoing a jail sentence aud the chances are that the Spoonei Amendment will not get into the final bill mid if it does that it will not work. Tne amendment is to the effect that where the rate designated by the Inter stale Commerce Commission is brought tiefore the courts, Ihe railroads shall pa) into the comts the difference be iweeii tbe tale complained of aud the rate Medially charged with six per cent interest for the detention or the money and in case tbe decision goes against the railroad, the whole amount shall be paid to the shipper so that he will uot be a sufferer by the prolonging of the litigation. This of course would be an incentive to the companies to get through with any legitimate appeal as soon as possible There is a further provision that if Ifereuce in rate is paid back lo pper, it shall go to the actual •of the goods. It is a common le in farming for the price of laid by an elevator company to id ou tbe freight rate to some poiut. In a case like this. there was a repayment by a rail je difference in freight charges go to the farmer no tbat he be the gainer and not tbe eleva ■upany that was holding the proposal for a jail sentence on re is very tierce ami drastic on the it. There is provision for a tine ting to three times tbe amount ebates paid and a jail sentence ess than one nor more than five Evidence of the collection of is to extend back six years te time of instituting the ac ovided of course that tbe law Jtroactive aud does not apply lo 1 perpeirated before the enact tbe law. However, there is ospect of either provision ever its way into the completed bill it does, there will be a way > doilg' it. Sending a sure rebater to jiil would be too rebaters are the real people, icretary of War is preparing a j itiou of the Philippine. Tariff I will be recollected tbat the 'ill from which so much was i-us pigeonholed by the comuiit- Sb refused to make any report the Senate either adverse or le. Now the Secretary of War j Jg a compromise measure which nd some chance of a hearing, educe the tariff of Philippine ar and tobacco coming into utry to 60 per cent, instead of int. of the Dingley rates while piodticts of the islands there no duty. This is more of an ■mil measure than it is oue of if for the islands. If it passes, o some good of course. Bui it litlly valuable in showing tbat percent, reduction will bave 1 effect on the protected mo t tbis country than did tbe ent. reduction now in force will be remembered was fought ly at its inception by the pro terests. This country has not by the removal of tbe duty on Hawaiian Sugar nor of that on Porto Rican sugar and tobacco nor by the -Oper cent reduction ou sugar and to bacco from Cuba. But it probably will take some time to educate congress up to the idea of entire free trade with the Philippines. Waynesboro R. f, D. No. 2 May 15.—Tbe Menonite Conference assembled at Spring Bale church last Friday and Saturday. Tbey also had tbeir spring communiou on Sabbath morning The singing was just giand, they do not sing a little in oue corner, but sing all over the church. The Glerman Baptists also had their district meetiug at tbe same time al Mt. Vernon, which was ijuite largely attended. Rev. E. A. Repass aud family at tended the Lutheran conference that Ivened al Salem church fast week is a good thing for the chickens he couuty that none of these were bodist meetings. However we w the beef aud ham suffered, as as the many other good things, 'hiie on tbe subjectof churches aud tchers. we do uot wish to leave out new Methodist minister at Lynd st. He is very much liked by all, > we know tbe giris will attend well. Set your caps girls, nothing like beiug a preachers wife. X' : -3Bettie Brooks wbo has been ill. is better at tbis writing, ould make my letter too long to pt to mention all tbe visitors that been on tbe route iv the past so 1 will not try. J Josie Houff wiil return from a eeks visit to relatives and friends I Penrose section, rytbing is looking fine along tbe The cold has not as yet killed i fruit. Cbas. Van Lear is at home from a Forge, where be bad the mis le to lose an eye while at work id today quite a nice letter in a f paper about improving the buildings in Beverly Manor t. JNow I don't think we have ason to complain of our school in South River district. But! ■c do need, and need badly, j 8 aud more competent teachers. BTHS OURING THE WEEK. MB. A. a. CHRISTIAN, rcbibiild Q. Christian, after au f two years, in which be sev eral times was thought to bo near death's door, died at 7 .o'clock Friday night at home near Mint. Spring, in his 72ud yeiii-. Mr Christian was the sou of John H. ami Jane Christ tan nt Au gusta county, and brother of the late Got. Bolivar Christian. He was edu cated at Washington College, now Washington anil Lee, and served the Confederacy in the 10 b Va cavalry. He was a man of line natural ability, which he cultivated through life by reading and study, being one of the best informed men in the county. So cial, hospitable and geuerous. he was known and esteemed all over tbe couu ty. For many years he had beeu a prominent uiemhei of Bethel Presby teriau church. Mr. Christian married Mi«s Martha Sprout, who died tuauy years ago. Surviviug Mr. Christian are six chil dren from this union: Mr. LeeS. Chris tian of Hie county, Mrs. 15. F. Cockrell of Nashville, Tenu., and Misses Fannie, Sallie Mary and Maltie Christian, at home. He was also related to many of the well known families of tbis couu tv The funeral took place Sunday af ternoon from lietue, church, aud was conducted by Rev. C. L Altfatber, the pastor. A large concourse assembled to pay tribute to a departed friend and neighbor, quite a number attending from this city. The following gentle men acted as pall bearers: Active- Messrs. Jobu H. McClure, Wilsou M. Brown, W. W. King, B F. Wallace, J. Marshall McClure aud Dr. CJ.W. Holler. Honorary—Messrs. Samuel F. Pilson, Jobu W. Churchman, J. Alex. Bum gardner, R F. Larew. Frank H Me- Farland, Edward T. Pilson and John A. Sproul. MRS K. M. CUSHIAH. Mrs. Hettie Ellen Cusbiug died on Wednesday morning at her home in West End, after a long illness, though the cud was unexpected, as Mrs. dish ing bad seemed very bright iv the morning but began to sink rapidly about 11 o'clock. Mrs. flushing was j the daughter of Mr. judson aud .lauo I. McCoy, bis wife, and was bom Nov. 10, 182ti. Iv 1851 she was married to Mr, Edwin M. Cusbiug who preceded ber to tbe grave three years She was a devoted wife and mother and is spoken of with deep affection by her neighbors of many years. She was a faithful commuuicant of tbe Methodist church. Three children survive her. Tbey are Mrs. B Cabell Anderson, and Messrs Wm. A. aud E. J. Gushing, all of this city; also oue sister, Mrs. T. W. Allen of Mouut Jackson, wbo was with her in her last illness, as was her sister in-law, Mrs. E. R. Youut. Tbe funeral will take place from tbe Methodist I churcb tbis morning at 10:80 o'clock. Mil W W. ROWAN. j Mr. Wiliiam Walker Rowan died of apoplexy at bis borne on Thursday evening, the 10th inst., at 7:2(1, Mr. Rowmau was nearly 71 years of age, and had been au invalid for a number of years. He was a member of O d Providence Associate Reform Pre - byterian church, and was elecled elder more than forty years ago. He leaves a wife and nix children, three of whom are at ttie old borne near Spottswood and three are married aud live at Kits Iville, Ark. Mr. Rowan's grand ler was one of tbe tirst settlers in ; section of the Valley and the origi bomestead is iv possession of the vman family still. Being of a erful cordial nature Mr. Rowan many friends. MRS. S ET. I'ATTKRSOX Irs Samuel Newton Patterson died lay morning at ber home near New ie. Mrs. Pattersjii was Miss Het- Barnhart ami bad numerous friends uigbout tbe county. She bail beeu but was better, and died suddenly, ing been affected with hearl trou She is survived four children— . A. G. Borden, Miss Mary Bettie terson and Messrs Frank of N< w le, and Harry of Newport News, is also survived by bn aged moth ifrs. Marina Barnhart. oue sister, N. C. Watts of this city, and oue her, Mr. 11. G. Barubart of New c. The funeral took place Sun- Highland Items jadwaters, May 10—This little ge, situated berweeu the Shenau i mountain and what is known as Shaw's Range does uot boast of a large population, but for beauty and graud dure of scenery it is secoud to none. By looking eastward we can see tb» tf ul and picturesque "Horseshoe ' n the Shenandoah ami ihe road winds its way down the steep am side, and at the foot is situ ■ be little village of Headwaters, iug of the toll gate aud postottice y Miss E. A. Marshall, and next new Methodist church which is] d to be the prettiest little coun lurch iv tbe county, at which services are held every two Tbe one store in the village is :ted by Mr. W. W. Hamilton, a Augusta man. The hotel, sit •it the bise of Shaw's Ridge, is and run by Mr. B. S. Reynolds, lance of tbe population consists of prosperous farmers, wbo are or tbeir kindness aud hospitality f. S. Armstrong accompanied by .ucy May Hook, two of our young people, took tbe tnul hack;.at this place yesterday for Staunton where they will be married aud theu take the train for Lexington, 111., where they expect to make tbeir home. We wish them a long prosperous life of joy and happiness. Rev. Mr. Voting of McDowell, preached a tine sermon to a large and appreciative congregation at this place last Sunday. Messrs. C. H. Marshall, O R. Mc Cray and Silas Crummett left last week for Stokesville to enter the employ moot of the Houck Tanning Co. Miss Lula Crummett is visiting her brother, Mr. J R. Crummett ai Lone Fountain. Mr. W. W. Hamilton our popular | merchant, spent several days in Staun ton tbis week on business. | Mr. M. A. Johns of West Augusta, is located here for several months. We offer Oue Hundred Dollars itewaid for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J.Cheney A Co., Props.,Toledo,o. We the undersigned,have known F.J I Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business I transactions andliuanciallyable to carry out any obligations made by tbeir firm. [ Walding.Kinnan A Marvin,Whole sale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cureis takeu internally, acting directly upon tbe blood and mu coub surfaces of the system. Testimo nials free. Price 7oc per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. 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Round Trip Fare from Basic and Staunton j. _ f $21 M .65. | IUTHF.RA.NS IN CONFERENCE Held Si mi-Annual Session at Salrm Church The southern conference of (he Vir ginia l.cill eieii Nuioil met in S.ilem church. I> W. Filet,, p-tator, M iy 8. The openii.gNei men whd preached .ti Sp in. l.y K-v A 1). It Hantber, of St; null ti. 11 «»* mm able • ll'orl. WediiiMla> tnorniugal !m c|...k cm fete cc was r "giiliily opened i.y tbe prewnleil. '1 h • senetiuy. Rev Vrn A. Riser, hn.ng removed from tin <':ile. Rev X A Rep .h-m. I'll 11 , . f Waym (.horn, was appointed seer, laty to Mil the unexpired tei in Lay dele gate." were enrolled. At lOn'elock I he quest inn, I he b in I h article of the Augsburg conf hm >n. WHS Op-lieil by Rev X A RepilSrt AMI o'clock a sermon was pleached by Rev J. W Shuev, of Lexingloii Al 12 in the conleri nee communion was held. Al 2 o'clock tbe question, "Wnat if the Biblical standard of giving-" was opened by Rev W. W J. Ritchie, if Üborehvllle, alter which il was dis- cusseil at lengih by lueiubeis < f con ference, a ntiinber of laymen taking a prominent parr. At 8 p. in the sermon wa.s preached by Rev X A. Repass. Thursday morning at !l o'clock a business session was held After a lengthy do cuss ion the giving of option al attendance lo certain ineiubeis ol conference was discontinued. The quest ion of i he hour tn then opeued by Rev. .). M. Sbreckbi.-te, of Rockbridge. It was "How can we in troduce the common service into con gregations not using it V" At 11:30 tbe doctrinal sprmon was preached by Rev. W. B. <hiey, of Briilgewaler. Theme, "The ctiutcb a divine institution." After the sermon the conference collection was takeu, which was a liberal one At 2 o'clock conference reassembled, anil a business session was held. The place for the next meeting of confer ence was selected. A number ol churches desired lo have conference meet with tbem. Ziou-St. James was selected, in Rev. S. L. Kellei's pastor ate. Conference was royally entertained by the good people of tbe Salem con gregation. Tbis is one of tbe largest couutry con gregatious iv the county. It is com posed laigely of young people and bas a promising future. Rev. G. W. File is doing a good work in bis pastorale, and is held in high esteem by the peo ple. He serves three congngatiot-s. Salem, Mt. Sidney, and Melancahou Chapel, lie is a native of Hardy couu ty, W. Va., anil has beeu in bis present B. 4. 0. Uoal Sale Not Boua-Fidp. A telegram Iroiu Washington Mon day says: The cry of "fako" has been raised pgiinst tho Baltimore A Ohio Railroad in the matter of the alleged sale of its coal properties. The charge has been formally presented lo Presi dent Koosevelt by VV. P. Rice of Mew York, vice president of tbe American Caramel Company, of which Congress man l.afean ol Pennsylvania is presi dent. Rice was in conference willi President Roosevelt, on tbe subject last we-k. He declared that the selliug price, $5.(i(K) Out), iv Unrly annual in stalliuents, prove ■, on its very face, that the deal was not a bona li.ie one He submitted other evidences, which the parties to Ibe coijferei.ee decline to make public for the Present. Tbe matter boo been n felted t>y tbe Presnieut to t buries H Hughes, who investigated the .New \'..rk insurance S iiililmls, anil who l« inw r pi - s ntiug t'le Covetumei t in varimis investiga tions pending The matter will le brought, belote the Inlerstalc Com uieroe Coumjitsiou, which resumes its he.-irii gs on 11 c liiluiuiuous coal situ atton at Philadelphia loiiorroiv Superb Record Staunton Agency. Fire compaii-s of the Taylor aud l'err> agency aie able lo pay all 10.-s> I iu'Frisco disaster aud coiitiuite busi ness with large surplus. Many contri bute to helpless iv stricken city. TO OUR i.i stomeiih: All of our policy holders are amply protrcled hi the very large assets of our Companies as well as by the spe> cial deposits made will) the stale tor the protection of Virginia policy hold ers, although some of the companiiH we represent have lost heavily iv the San Ptaucisco disaster. TO THOSK WHO ARK HOT CUHTOM kks— We are prepared to furnish you the be-it protection may 4 -P, TAYLOR A PERRY M Tooth Wash Hardeus the gums. Lawson Red, 41138 I.AWSON EfU. RKO IBTERED number 41138, will make the season of I'iutj at F. C. SHITH'S STABLE, North Central avenue, at *2() to insure a mare to be in foal. Parties wishing to breed to a tine bead trotting horse will do well to see Lawson lied before deciding, apr 2f 4t Fruit Trees ! All persons who desire the best fruit trees, strawberries, raspberries, and other small fruit, the best, ornamental shrubs, and everything pertaining to yard gardens and orchards, should examine uiy stock. I sell nothing that is not strictly tirst class and fully guaranteed. COMMERCIAL ORCHARDS A SPECIALTY. I hold the certificate of the State Ety mologist as to the freedom from all dis eases incident to trees. My stock is grown by W. T. llood A Co., Richmond. Va. Address, S. H. ARNAI.L. Waynesboro, Va. PALAIS ROYAL. are now in progress throughout this store. We offer absolutely the biggest values ever known, bought at great discount from leading manufacturers. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity placed be- The newest and most fashionable. Trimmed and Untrimmed Millinery. This store has always given you more styles than any other hous from which to make your selections. The showing this week represents the products of the best Millinery Artists. J J! .[*,.. I Ciimm !• VI ' £ i'» I" IT* I *"& P I M. SUMMERFIEXD. PROPRIETOR, *.*■ ir 9 Good paint increases the cash I ol" a house beyond ■ I the whole cost of painting it tu-^itM I Lucas Paints "mr^t B (Tinted (ilos.'i ■••■.&£" . I ■ cover the surface thoroughly and wear jSHffc=^g2SH ■ long. . n -*■ „^^fl Ipr its life beyond the limit I '^^^Ka^^^H I wear. Jfl B Ask your -" I John Lucas & Cs ' " ~jaV I Philadelphia sJe 3 e^^^^^H^9sj|jß IIL/LLU i FARMERS ■ AND - MERCHANTS ■ BANK. 0. RUSSELL CALDWKLL, \ V . M mi.I.KAHY President OssWm. W£ PAY 3 per cent Interest On Certificates of Deposit, from tho time of Deposit until it is withdrawn. .Not necessary t„ l - a y i Bone to collect your cheeks Mail n any shei-ks JMI MS* have on any Hank and a* Will collect the money for you. and send y e'ciut t s same day shecks are received '' • ■ DIRECrORS: C. KusselK'aldwell, 0 6 (iooch .10-. S Cochran. W. A. Howies R * 'I ,„i i.. W.H Peyton, W.M Habliston. John G I'nlton, J„lin B Cochran el£R WANIED! V *15.10 per thousand for me Box I.umber, and fit o lie and hull Pine, deliverei yv. W. fl IN AM. LADIES' SPRING AND SUMMER SUITINGS. Another new line—guar auteetl to pleise you. We also giiiiiin'oe to fit you Fine rotten for Weddings ami i»:< 11 ii s especially look Mrs. R. L. Pannell. 406 N. Augusta St. Call and See FRANK GRIM, STAUNTON, VA., Mai'uiV Granite forts iM.wiums Old Stani'.i Designs and Specification Furnished on Application. dec 1 3m Ne w Millinery! We are tow prepared to show you nil the new shapes and ilesigus in SPRING MILLINERY. < all anil sic tis before buying. We have a large collection of Pat terns for stumping Bhu<luw ami Kye lett Shirt- waists. W. S. KNISELEY, 32 E. Main St. the Model Laundry and asking them to call for your bundle ? If so, better do so now. Plate t jz^ l-eed and Heal. C'em Brothers,! Central Avenue. 4 ( -tin j Splendid Farm for Sale I will sell orivaMv my splendid farm situated on Christian's Creek, in AiiL-usta county, three and one half miles from BtMnton, containing J.Vi acres This farm not only crops as well as any tat in IB ttiu onunty, but it is olw „r the best stuck larrus. One half of It is In blue "rass s,,d of twenty years' stalling ami is unaaf Passed for grazing. Sixty acres in ricb alluvial river bottom. The larm has on it a eoiiiinoilioiis brick mansion house mid two barns, one of them new, with large capacity for stabling both cattle ami nurses; all other necessary outbuildings 1 oiler the farm fur sale because it is impossible for me to give it , u y personal attention. Address, ~.,...,, s . BKOW.V ALLEN, *"*" Staunton, Va. / I<>MMIs'S|oNKK'S<OFFK'K, V ~ , ~ ' st »unton. Va., M.-iv s MSI W.( . .smith's Adinr. Ella V. Smith, p( als., and Wayne Land Co. All parties interested in tba above styled chancercy causes will take notiea that in pursuance of a decree of ike | Circuit Court of Augusta County entered in said causes »t the I'ebu.aiy letn, )'* o I shall at my office in Staunton, V*.', on FRIDAY, JUKI Sin, is,,;. proved to take, state and settle the fol- I lowing accounts: 1. Of the ttansactionsof T B N Speck as Reeelrer of the Wayne Laim i;,,' a. Of the proper distribution of the fund to arise from the sale of the land in Wese c uses. " etc' AU> ot '"" r " iatt, ; rs li «'"i<''l pertinent, 511 4t Counur. iti'chVucery. POMMI.ssiONEIt'S OKMCR, ** Staunton, Va., May !Hh 19l'« Sallie L. Ciok, et als. vs Adelbert Cook.et als. I parties interested in the above use, now pending in tne Circuit r the County of Augusta- Take. ha 1 , pursuant to decree entered in scon Hie loth day of May yntu »t my office in Staunton Va oil i, 1908, proceed to take, state'ai ,1 9 lollowing accounts, viz ie estate, real and personal of s. P. C ok died seized iilebieiiness of said 'estate in iny unpaid taxes; c present status of the title to the ie bill and proceedings uiuiition hntber said real estate is susceD partitiou in kind and whether it will he to the interests of the infant de fendants that the same or any part thereof should be sold and the proceeds divided sth Any .other matters deemed perti- Commissioner in Chancery.