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Subscription List by Ad vertisers, uiul assure them that they will tintl it the largest of any paper published in the city. The Clothing' «? Question • _r "V /v. s. *-J JOS. L. BARTH & CO., 9 SOUTH AUGUSTA ST., - - STAUNTON, VA. Harman Bros. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. Let Us Sell You Your WHISKEY. Have been established IS years in business. Guarantee perfect satisfaction in quality and price. Do not adulterate our Liquors or carry cheap blends Carry everything to be found in a first-class house Foxp, Mlnlts Coon*, (■iM.SKiiin Musl-ial, K<<-, SEND $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.53, $4.00, $4.50 or $5.00, For a gallon of Liquor. Slate price you waul to pay, 1 will do the rest. If not satisfactory will cheerfully make it so. All Liquors Guaranteed under National Pure Food Law. MAIL ORDERS receive personal attention, and shipped prompt ly. Write for Price List. H will certainly be to you interest. Gta Ea K.LIS_E, 5 JOHNSON ST., - - - taTAUNTON, VA. Phone 167. Prompt Shippers. P. 0. Box 432. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of t and has been made under his per- sonal supervision since its infancy. \>*taf7X +Q4CAM&, ow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and*' Just-as-good "are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, IJare- goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic siihstance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and ailays Fevcrishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho Ctomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS S$ Bears the Signature of The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THE CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY. VOL. 87. Many a man is asking it to himself. What is to be worn? What shall I buy ".' Where can I see authoritative styles ? The ansa er lo the last ques tion is the password to all the rest Jos. L. Barth <& Co. The best designers in the country have prepared our Autumn Styles. The tailors, working upon cloths that i exi>erls have picked out for color, ; pallern and correctness, have carried out these to perfection. The oust to you is moderate for Clothing of such excellence. Our exhibition of Men's Young Men's Boys' and Children's FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING! ready now, will answer all your <iues tions accurately and satisfactorily. Let us help you to solve them. Our Knv\ SiiiK wilh lwo p!lirs of UitJ d OUIIO Knickerbockr trous ers, in sizes from S lo 17 years, are the best for them to wear. Our line of KdinCOfllS than ever. We have set our Overcoat standard very high, and al a price you will pay without a murmur. WANTED ! Green BEEF HIDES and Furs of all Kinds. Highest Cash Prices Paid. AMOS KLOTZ, Cor. Lewis Si. and Middlebrook Aye. PHONE (i:;n. AND VINDICATOR. P f J PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSERVATION. , ____ TIIK lIII.LOWIMI AKTR'I.K OK I'll., IIKALTII 0- TIIK COUNTRY IS VERY INTERESTING. Washington, I). C, Oct. 20.— Profes sor Irving Fisher, the eminent jxjliti cal economist of Yale University, who in one of his papers before the recent International Tuberculosis Congress in Washington declared that consumption costs the people of the United Stales more than a billion dollars a year, is preparing an exhaustive report for the National ('onservation ('ommission, which will contain not only these fig ures but similar data on the economic loss to the country from all other pre ventable diseases. Prof. Fisher is a member of the Na tional Conservation Commission and for many years has been carrying on studies along these lines. The Com mission received letters from physicians all over the country urging it to con sider the bearing of public health on the economic eflieiency of the nation in its efforts to ascertain the resources of the country. The Commission from the beginning has contemplated reports on the econo mic aspects of several phases of the Conservation movement which affect the duration and effectiveness of hu man life, but Prof. Fisher has under taken to prepare a comprehensive state ment of the whole subject of the rela tions of public health lo the general field of Conservation, and especially as to the waste from preventable diseases and unnecessary deaths. Dr. Fisher is professor of political economy at Yale University and chair man of the "Committee of One Hun dred" of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which has for a long time been carrying on propaganda for the increase of national health through the elimination of pre ventable diseases. This Committee of One Hundred is composed of physi- Is and men engaged in active soci ical work in every part of the coun and the results of their investiga s and experience are all available to Dr. Fisher, so that his report ought to be the most thorough-going and complete summary of the situation ever made. At the Tuberculosis Congress, Prof. Fisher declared that 138,000 persons die of consumption every year. The cost or medical attendance and the loss of earnings before death average at least $2,400, he said, while if to this is added t money that might have been earn rith health, the total loss in each is about $.S,OOO. He pointed out, also, that the disease usually attacks young men and women just at the time when they are beginning lo earn money and cuts off' their earning power for about three years on an average, before they die. This subject of the economic value lo the country of a general raising of the average health came up in the Gover nors' Conference at the While House in May. Dr. George M. Kober in his sj>eech on the "Conservation ot Life and Health by Improved Water Sup ply" at the conference presented figures which showed that the decrease in the "vital assets of the country through typhoid fever in a single year is more than *.'J50,000,000. Typhoid is spread by polluted water largely so that the death rate from this disease can be di rectly reduced by the purification tf city drinking water. Dr. Kober quoted statistics to show that the increased | Ke of the water to the city of Alb where the typhoid fever rate was ced from 104 in 100,000 to 26 by an ent filtration plant, amounts to $475,000 a year, of which $;ioo,ooo may be considered a real increase to the vital assets of the city. Census Bureau fig ures show that the average annual death rate from typhoid in cities with contaminated water supplies was re duced from 69.4 per 100,000 to 16.X by the substitution of pure supplies. Dr. Kober cited estimates showing that the average length of human life in the sixteenth century was between IS and 20 years, and that at the close of the eighteenth century it was a little more than ;>(), while to-day it is be-1 tween ;iti and 40—indeed, the span of life since I*Bo has been lengthened about j six years. Had a Close Call. Mrs. Ada U ('room, the widely known proprietor of the ('room Hotel, Yaugh, Miss., says: "For several months I suffered with a severe cough • and consumption seemed lo have its grip on me, when a friend recommend ed Dr. King's New Discovery. I be gan taking it, and three bottles -fleet ed a complete cure." The fame of this lije saving cough and cold remedy,and luhg and throat healer is world wide. Sold at IS. F. Hughes' drug store, otic and *1. Trial bottle free. The British Colonial office recently sent out an expert to report on the Kema forest, in the East Africa protec torate. He finds the forest extends to 2.57 miles long by s miles broad, anil comprises 1,000,000 acres of timber, val ued al *ii:,,o<H>,ooo for the wood alone. A Healthy Family. "Our whole family has enjoyed good health since we began using Dr. King's New Life Pills, three years ago," says L. A. Bartlet, of Rural Route 1, Guil ford, Me. They cleanse and tone the CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of <-jla*wT-CUc£W! STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1908. By far the most important crop grown in Virginia, is corn. Its total valuation is more than fous. times as great at tobacco. In 190(5, Virginia produced 45,188,000 bushels which, valued at 00c per bushel, was worth $2", 11 _,800.00. We have unexcelled natural advantages for corn culture, but our average yield per acre is far be low our possibilities, being now about 24 bushels per acre as compared with 42 bushels in Ohio, and ;>9 bushels in lowa. We can greatly increase our yield by better methods of culture, and by using better seed. We have just received from the Vir ginia Agricultural Experiment Sta tion, Blucksburg, Va., circular No. 4, "Selecting Seed-Corn," by Lyman Car rier, which gives detailed information upon this subject. The common prac ticed of taking seed-corn at random, from cars stored in the crib, is largely responsible for low yields. It is not enough to select the largest and most perfect ears; these ears should have been born by the most desirable plants. So it is best lo select seed-corn now, while the ears is on the stalk. Choose the largest and most perfect ears, well fillet! out at butt and tip, and with long, wedge-shaped kernels, born low down u;ion stout, medium-size, short-joined plants. Prefer plants bearing two large ears. Store the ears in strings of fif teen, in a dry, warm, well-ventilated place, as a room over the kitchen. A little care in these respects often in creases the yield five or more bushels per acre. An increase of even one bushel per acre next year in Virginia, as a result of careful selection of seed, would add over $1,000,000, lo the wealth of the State, with no extra cost of fer tilizing or cultivation. This is one of the most important subjects before the farmers of the State. This circular can be had by making application to the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Sta tion, Ulacksburg, Va. A GREAT SURPRISE. THE SINOI'LAR NOBLEMAN WHO WANTED AN AMERICAN HEIRESS. The American father of the heiress greeted the count who was a suitor for her hand with dignified frigidity. "Sare," said the count, "your daugh ter has done me ze honnaireof consent ing to be my wife. lam called to com plete ze negotiations." "All right," wearily said the father. "How much of a cash settlement do I you expect ?" "Nossing, sare." "What! How much will I have to pay for your poker debts '.'" "Nossing, sare. Ido not gamble." "How much will I have to pay to re build your castle t" "Nossing, sare. It is in tine repair." "But there must be some expense for me. Out with it?" "No, sare; nossing. I simply love your daughter and she loves me, and we wish to be married. Is not zat enough ? Is it not enough to ask you to give me your daughter wizzout your expecting to"— "Come to my arms!" exclaimed the American father and tried to fall open the neck of the delighted count. But he awoke on the floor, having tumbled from his bed as a finish to his amazing dream.—Judge. Collaborated. A little widow now and then I Plays havoc with the single men. —Houston Post. Because a widow loves these men Like mother, sweetheart—and some j —Judge. For a little widow's heart is large Knough to take them all in charge. —Chicago Journal. So bachelors, don't trust to luck, Hut when you see one coming, duck. —Judge. On October Ist the postage rate ap plicable to letters mailed in the United Slates for any place in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, became two cents an ounce or fraction of an ounce. scTdeceptive. I MANY STAI'NTON l'KOl" I,H FAIL TO llK _____ THE KEHIOCSNESS. Backache is so deceptive. It comes and goes—keeps you guessing. Learn the cause, then cure it. Nine times out of ten it comes from the kidneys. That's why Doan's Kidney Pills cure it. Cure every kidney ill from backache lo diabetes. Joseph C. Clarity, living on Market St., Charlottesville, Va., says: "Previ ous to using Doan's Kidney Pills I suffered severely from acute pains across the small of my back. I was confident that this trouble originated in my kidneys, as the secretions from these organs were irregular in action. Frequently when I was in a stooped position, 1 was hardly able to straight en, and sharp shooting pains would catch me in the small of my back when so doing. I would arise in the morn ing feeling tired and lame and would often have to lay off from work. I I tried many remedies but did not suc ceed in finding relief until Doan's Kid ney Pills were brought to my atten tion. 1 used them and they went to the seat of the trouble at once, and cur ed me. 1 have had no return of the complaint since, and I earnestly en dorse Doan's Kidney Pills as a reliable kidne3' ermedy." Plenty more proof like this from Staunton people. Call at B. F. Hughes' drug store and see what his customers For sale by all dealers. Prise 50 eta Foster-AJilburnCo., Butfalo,New Yoik, sole agents for the United Slates. Remember the name—Doan's—and • H_—B^HBBH IUSTRIAL NEWS Will Interest Many of 3ur Readers. Ik & Western Railway, it contemplates building a md Petersburg. A South Carolina Rail applied for a charter in :na to build a line 40 miles me point in Marlboraeoun rlh Carolina boundary to a Marion county, South Jital, i_o,ooo. org-Buffalo Coal Company ie closing of one of the XJiitraels in the history of ontracl which will require orking steadily live years, contract calls for the de -0,000 tons of coal yearly lo the M. A. Hanna Com . eland, Ohio. The Pitt9 Coal Company will put ew mines on this job at II devote every ton of their utput to tilling this con it of tidewater coal ship the West Virginia fields hows a total decrease as th shipments during Au [ 350,9(K) tons, and for the April 1 to August 3] there se of I,_HH,6;JS tons as com the corresponding period anong the railroads show ise during August is the Western, whose shipments 645 tons as compared with mth last year, and the C. s shipments show an mi "2 tons. H» 10,1)00 UOHSE-I'IIWKK. ifrom Scottsburg, V 7 a., state ley's Falls Improvement eting arrangements for the of the water-power of Tal n the Dan River, five miles :tsburg, about $1,000,000 to It is estimated that from 00 horse-power can be de transmitted by electricity uring and lighting plants and North Carolina, in ous mining properties in ■Carolina copper belt. It d that the development of ould faciliate the develop ■grade copper deposits not ilized because of the need a low cost. TO I)EVELO> TRUCKING. President W. W. Finley of the South ern Railway Co. has sent a circular letter to the newspapers of the South, urging a virgorous campaign for the construction of good roads. This letter recalls the co-operation by the South ern Railway a few years ago in sending a good roads train all over its system, carrying road-building machinery and expert road builders who gave object lessons in improvement of highway. President Finley regards good roads as an essential element in diversification of Southern industries and agriculture. Diversification, too, has been urged again and again by M. M. V. Richards V land and industrial agent of the system, who in a recent address in Tennessee d welt upon the benefits of the canneries to handle surplus fruit and vegetables, and pledged the co-operation of his company with truck farmers in the marketing of their products to the best advantage. Last month the freight representatives of the Southern Rail way held a meeting at Atlanta for the purpose of furthering a campaign for Ihe planting of more fruit and vegeta bles for shipment. Instructions to that j end have been issued by Mr. D. Card- j well, division freight agent at Colum- j bia, and he has placed himself along- j side of Commissioner Watson of the South Carolina Department of Agricul ture in efforts to enlarge the trucking industry of the State. This movement should have far r'aching, practical results. The grow i ig of fruit and vegetables in the South for markets in the West and North rep resents already an annual income to the South of at least $100,000,000. But the business is in its infancy. It can be i developed immensely, and the co-ope ration between the railroads and grow ers like that suggested by the ollieiaH <if the Southern Railway is a direct means to that expansion. He Knew They'd Fit. A Southern colonel had a colored vale* by the name of George, George re ceived nearly all of the colonel's cast ; off clothing. He had his eyes on a cer tain pair of light trousers which were not wearing out fast enough lo suil him, so he thought he would hasten matters somewhat by rubbing grease on one knee. When the colonel saw the spot, he called George and asked if he had noticed it, George said, "Yes, sah, Colonel, I noticed dat sjiol and tried mighty hard to gtt it out but I couldn't." "Have you tried gasoline?" the coi "Yes, sah, Colonel, but it didn't do "Have you tried brown paper and a "Yes, sah, Colonel, I'se done tried 'mos' everything I knows of, but dat spot wouldn't come of." "Well, George have you tried am monia." the colonel asked as a last re ••No, sah, Colonel, I aiht' tried 'cm on yet, but 1 knowsdey'll fit."—Kvery b klv's Magazine. No wonder that so many shops ,n New York city sell shoes and that so many shops sell mining but shoes, for it is estimated that the pedestrians" of that city wear out 28,800 pairs of shoes A PROFITABLE INVESTMENT. "(it li AKITIC I'lOlVINCE" BKTUKKB BACH VK.UI MOlii; THAN WE 1'AII) FOR IT. The statement appears to a current gjvemment report at Washington that more than $7,000,000 worth of precious metals is taken every year from the mines of Seward peninsula, Alaska. Seward peninsula is the region lying between Norton and Kotzebue sounds, including Cape Prince or Wales and Nome—a very small part of Alaska add only one of many centers of profit able mining and other industries in that territory. There are lots of people still living who well remember when Alaska was called "Seward's Folly," "Seward's Icelierg," "Our Arctic Province" and t lejlike, and William Henry Seward was ridiculed, lampooned and con demned with the Rhadamanthine aus trity of an anti-imperialist on the throne of judgmentit for paying $7,200, --000 of good American money for what was described as a worthless expense of glaciers, totem poles and polar bears. Seward —or the United States at his instance—paid $7,200,000 for Alaska. And now, out of an insignificant frac tion of that territory, that entire pur is being taken every year metals, besides the far i which are yearly realized r and other resources in of the vast domain. We to think it a safe estimate annual profits of Alaska ars of our possession of the ye averaged considerably ie entire purchase price. ?ish Didn't Grow. of men were telling of re tches off Atlantic ('ily, and n said that one day he y small cod, and, not car lome such a little fellow, «c of copper wire, ran it tail of the fish, and on one ire he attached a copper nurae scratched upon it. ear when I was off there," ie man, "I got a heavy ne, and after five minutes' led a twelve pound cod, its tail was my tag." inds me of a similar ex ,here," said another man. Ie of those small cod, and hang some sort of identifi but I couldn't find any copper tag line from one at to the other. I did find, ttle tin whistle in one of i and, running a wire tail of the fish. I hung le anil threw the cod back cr. wing year I got a most pe l my hook, and after pull le I got the surprise of my was the same little cod. :own an inch, but hang il was a long fog horn."— i Press, isic Translated. >d bachelor and the aged suffering in the concert sons were apparently en iliar to the gentleman: but Vedding March" of Men i begun he pricked up his ids familiar," he exclaim >t strong on these classical nit's a good 'un. What is i'.r cast down her eyes. Ie told him demurely, is "What game?" "Baseball. Is there another '."' "Well, it is getting to be mighty pop ular in some cmarters to decline lo ac cept a nomination lor vice-president." —Nashville American. Consul Max J. l'.aehr, writing from t'ienfuegos, says that the increase of American trade with Cuba since the reciprocity treaty between the two countries went into effect has been gratifying and that it may be pleading >to the American manufacturer and ex- American manufacturers of well drilling machinery have a practical Does the Baby Thrive If not, something must be wrong with its food. If the mother's milk doesn't nourish it, she needs Scott's Emulsion. It supplies the elements of fat required for the baby. If baby ;Si not nourished by its artificial food, then it requires SCOTT'S EMULSION Half a teaspoonful three or four-times a day in its bottle will have the desired effect. It seems to have a magical effect upon babies and children. A fifty-cent bottle will prove the truth of our statements. Send this advertisement, together with name of paper in which it appears, your address and four cents to cover postage, and we will send you a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World.' SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St. New York NO. 43. PI Ah OS k PLAYER PUBS. A very large line-Prices from $175 upwards. ORGANS THE PUTNAM--75 Styles from which tr select Edison and Victor TALKING MACHINES. We cany the full line of Ivlison Records, :Vsc each. Victor Records, iwc " for 8 inch. " " 60c " for 10 inch. • : " H.OO " for 12 inch. Orders by mail accompanied by cash, receive prompt attention PRICES LOW and TEfMS VERY EASY. Everything in4he Music Line! Cash Paid for Back Walnut and Sycamore Lumber, green or dry, sawed strong inch. Liberal prices paid. W. W. PUTNAM <& CO., 103 W. Main Street. Staunton, Va. THE COMMERCIAL MAN'S HOTEL. »EWi.Y FURNI-HED THROUGHOUT. Well Lighted. Two Large Sample-rooms on P.ottom Floor. Steam Heal. Private Baths. Hotel Augusta. FOBMXKI.- EAKLKTOX HOTEL. J. E. PORTER, Proprietor. STAUNTON, - VIRGINIA. I offer today a 104 3-4 Acre Farm ! Two miles from Staunton. Good Land. Nice Orchard. Good Fencing. At $60 per acre. A rare chance to get a beautiful piece of rich land, almost in the city. And I have other farms and houses for sale. Come and see me. A. Lee Knowles, Building, Real Estate aGen'l. Insurance f^^SSSSSSS Dr. FAHRNEY'STEETHINGSYRSP Expels from the stomach and bowels the things that make baby cry in the night. Lets mother and baby sleep all night and get a good rest. Cures Colic in ten minutes; is a splendid medicine for Diarrhoea, Cholera Morbus and Sour -Stomach. You can't get anything better f«r : peevish, ailing, pale, skinny, under-sized nahies. 25 cents at durg «tor»s. ; Trial Bottle FREE by mail of Drs. D. Fahrney & Son, Hageritown, Md». if you mention this paper. LETS BABY SLEEP ALL NIGHT. atti J_ffi^'*___'~" _?■_■-■. ■ Yju should patronize our DRUG STORE BECAUSE Everything we sell lsabsolutely pure and of the best quality. BECAUSE We Kivespeeinl attention to the fillinp of prescriptions and the compounding of family tue.di clues. BECAUSE Our stock of drugs and sundries usually foun-l In an up-to-date pharmacy is complete and rell able, and our prices are «b low as It is possible to nel! the best ••niiils at a profit B. F. HUGHES. STAUNTON, VA. Valuable farming Land For Sale! - 100 Acres of well improved land $4,600 13 Ac>es of veil improved 88 1-2. Acres of well improv ed lanci $4,250 100 A( res of well improved 103 Acres of well improved land $3. s°° 125 Acres of unimproved tland .$2,625 Acres ot well improved Acres of well ltnuroved lana. $6,000 Acres of well improved W, MENEFEE & CO., 10 Lawyers' Row. STAUNTON. VA I I correct schedule, of the (,'hesapeake & Ohio, Southern, and Chesapeake- Western Railways, publish- morning without calling up the and asking them to call fo your bundle ? If so, better do so now Farms Wanted. We want a large number of farms far clients in the Norih and Middle Want w ho wish to locale nol a great distance from Washington. If you wish to soil your property send particular* or write to Amkricaw Rkaltv Company, Washington, D. C. A Mo ney-Maker for Agents] •THE OLD WORLD AND ITS WAYS" WILLIAM JENNINGS &RYAN 576 Imperial Octavo Page*. 251 Sa- IKTb Kngravings from photograph. taken by Col. Bryan. Recounting his trip around the w«rld an 4 bis visits to all nations, (iv.-nt.i_t b»«k of; travel ever written Host anccM-fa] s—l]«.r v Jot' this generation. Poor Edition, in F.tar Montlis. The agent, harvest. Write at once for Territory and Agent's Outfit. Agent's Outfit kkke—send tifty cants toconrcosl of mailing an.t handling. Ad-raw, The Thompson Pub. Co.. St. Lents. Mv: Steel Ranges RA beauty and fully warranted, price i ting Stoves AT COST rattier than carry them over. It will pay you to buy now at the prices we offer Cooking Stoves !AT LOW PRICKS. The latest patterns, as well as the "Old Ex celsior" and Farm Girl cook store 25c buys a 10 qt enamel Bucket, not seconds, but a good backet. 10c buys a U> fit Tin Bucket. b make tinware and carry the best, well as the Lirgest. stock In the f, and do auy kind of work done a first class tinner, stove and fur» » man See us. should you want build or furnish your house. Chas. Tanner & Co., 21 North Augusta St.