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Staunton Spectator
AND VINDICATOR.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR.
Friday, January 8, (909.
LOCAL DEPARTMENT.
PERSONAL MENTION.
Mi R. S. Reid of Fordwick, was a
t.- tcr to the city on Saturday.
Mrs. C. I. Devine has been visiting
tif-: sister, Mrs. Michael Croghan.
In 1. S. H. Warkerof Mt. Meridian,
was ;.i the city Wednesday.
Misses Maybelle and Nellie Hanger
oi H 'lersville, returned to their school
:•.. Miilboro Springs on Saturday.
Me us. Robert Porter and Russell
Wood, of Nimrod Hall, Bath county,
isit.'-J friends in Augusta last week.
>!:,- Jessie Mauley has returned to
he; huine iv Lynchburg, after a pleas
ant '-i-.il to friends here.
Mr. <j. T. Buford, one of our valued
subscribers, paid us a pleasant call on
Mon- y.
Mis. Mary C. Wood ot Augusta
Spviu.s/s, was in the city Friday, and
paid I ie Spectator office a call.
Mr, b'rank L. Sublett of Harrison
frurg, was in Staunton Friday, en-route
home frons a three weeks trip to Cuba.
M: X. W. Burkholderof Ureenville,
has been visiting his daughter, Mrs.
Holland, in Charlottesville.
Mrs. Phebe A. Gentry of Greenville,
has been visitingjher sister, Mrs. Maid
en, near Swoope.
Mr. B. Frank Eakleof Sweet Chaly-
Dc«ate -'prings, has been visiting Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Spitler.
Mid* Bessie Young has relumed to
New York, after spending the holidays
• th her mother.
Mr ;;nd Mrs. J. Frank West have re
turuud to Roanoke, after a visit to Ma
yor : Mrs. H. H. Wayt.
Mis. William A. Pratt has returned
from Roanoke, where she attended the
Tront-Cwfce wedding.
Dr. A. M. Eraser on Sunday
filh tie pulpit,of the Presbyterian
v i -h in Danville.
M iaa Alice Cale spent the holidays
M, bar home at Summerdean from the
Bla sk tone Female College.
Miss Cornelia Stout of New Hope,
lias h»rm the guest of Miss Bessie '
Hoge or several days.
M; lohnT. Harman, Jr., left Mon
day f<tj Anuapolis to enter a prepara- .
lory 00l to prepare for his examina
tion l" inter the Naval Academy.
M' j.nd Mrs. M. M. Robertson of
Cincinnati, were here to attend thefu
n*ral of Mrs. T. W. Shelton, Mrs. Rob-
« r !«mN mother.
Messrs, Mcl'heerson Blair, Eugewe
ttai •■■ and Whitsey Bass of the Mos
cow Ighborhood, have returned lo
Lt . urg to resume their studies.
Ml Archie Snyder with his bride
wh< ive been visiting relatives al
Vv- iew, returned to Berryville on
Hatui y.
Mr. .nd Mrs. G. M. Crawford of Ker
rol, w spend the remainder of the
irintef in the city, having rented prop
erty on North Coalter street.
a. VV. A. Harnsberger has return-
I I inville, after spending the holi-
A*j* th Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Hams
ter er.
Mrs Chas. E. Ashburner and chil
dren ye returned from spending the
hohdu.-s with relatives in Powhatan
euuritY
M i • Margaret Fallon has returned to
i, ■... -c to resume herduties as teach
t-r :,-; spending the holidays at her
' oaae iere.
■\t the meeting of the Commercial
r;. s-.s' Federation in Indianapolis
laa - '!k, Prof. J. G. Dunsmore of this
.• is elected vice-president.
>1 l. C. Blair of Moscow, was in
the a Tuesday, having brought his
*oa v j was returning to his school al
l.i;. . urg, W. Va.
>1 V. D. H. Cale of Middlebrook,
one of .ur old and valued subscribers,
vat in the cityJWednesday on tousi
(MHß, a id paid us a pleasant visit.
Aaioig the paleuu issued last week
was on; to J. A. Barker ef Laurel Hill,
for an ncliued bed. Il wes secured
thrcug IC. A. Snow A Co., Washing
ton, D C.
Mr. jewis A. Blocher, superintend
ent of he Pocahontas Lumber Co., at
Br»;':- ,W. Va., committed suicide at
Camp So. 9 last week. He shot him
self in ihe head with a revolver.
Mi Hobert B. Kerr of Baiubridge,
Ga.. >k visiting his brother al Middle
bmalt. This is his to his old
liO.m* vhieh he left on January Ist,
ivy;.
Mr. Thomas B. Eraser who spent the
holidays here with his parents, Rev.
Mrs. A. M. Eraser, left Tues
day fo: Hampden-Sidney College to
■vie )is studies.
Mi iamuel B. Wade and Miss Mary
•>'A. ' ' iter were unitad in marriage at
Jro- sburg, on December iiOlh. The
V ci ny was performed by Rev. J. M.
liSUir hise.
By i. F. L. Long, for some time an
t 'eof the Adams Express Co. w-as
sday elected a member of the
force to succeed Mr. (). C. Cline-
IJ. M. Shreekhise of Raphine,
.?■ the city Monday, and was a
it our office. Mr. Shreekhise is
the oldest Lntheran ministers in
tcction, and is one of the best
a ministers of lhat denomination
fs section :•; he State.
j, .A. C. Braxton has returned to
■ond aftei -pending the holidays
udge Henry W. Holt. Mr. Brax
-5S just, been appointed general
for the Richmond, Fredericks
'''*»o.ttaii]K' Hy., a most important
uk: c which he is in} every
Miss Estelle Hartman has returned
to Charlottesville, after a visit to her
sister, Mrs. \V. H. Barkman.
Mr. F. A. Hyde of Stuart's Draft, has
returned home from a visit to Mr. J.
Frank Wilson.
Mrs. Harry Frazier, who spent some
time here with her daughter, Mrs. A.
E. Miller, has gone ,to Richmond for
the remainder of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Ware and Mr. H.
G. Eiehelberger attended the joint
meeting of the Virginia and North
Carolinaholel association in Richmond
this week.
It will surely interest our subscrib
ers to read the advertisement of Swink
& Diamond in this issue. They are
selling a large, new stock at prices that
will surprise you. For a partial list of
what they are offering read their ad.
Ten additional convicts arrived Wed
nesday to work on the Churchville
road. There are now tio men at work
in the rock ijuarnes, and when spring
opens there will be plenty of crushed
rock for, the road bed.
Messrs. W. C. Marshall and John A.
'aflenn, two of the members of the city
council from the second ward have re
signed from that body, owing to the
press of business. Mr. Marshall was
vice-president of the council, and both
have made excellent mem bers.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Jordan of New
York, are spending the winter in Char
lottesville. Mr. Jordan is engaged in
business at Olive Bridge, N. V., and
the works have closed for the winter.
Mr. Jordan was here for several days
visiting kis sister, Mrs. John B. Hoge.
The four-year-old daughter of Mr. M.
T. Pilson, of near Craigsvilie, died
early Tuesday, after ,a brief illness
from pneumonia, contracted Christ
mas Day. The funeral took place
Wednesday morning' al Bethel church
st 11 o'clock.
Hon. J. S. Craig and wife and Miss
Mary Kemper of Cold Sulphur, have
been spending several days in the city.
It will be gratifying to Mr. Craig's
many friends to know that they expect
to spend the rest of the winter in Staun
ton, and will be guests at the Hotel
Augusta.
Messrs. J. A. Fauver, W.A. McComb,
M. F. Gilkesi n, W. W. Sproul and \V.
E. Tribbett attended the annual meet
ng of the Stale Horticultural Society
svhich has been in session at Lynch
jurg. Several of them have apples on
inhibition.
We have received a card from Mr. J.
3. Houff who is spending some time
n the west. It is dated January 3rd
"rom Wingate, lad., and he says the
jountry is fine, the weather pleasant,
md that tnere lias been no snow this
vviuter. He also says the farmers are
plowing and getting ready for their
spring crops. We hope his visit will
je pleasant and profitable.
• The well known dry goods firm of
Shreekhise & Bear, was dissolved on
,he first inst., Mr. F. R. Bear retiring
from the firm. Mr. J. P. Shreekhise
«'ill continue the business under the
firm name of Shreekhise & Co. All of
.lie old clerks will be retained by the
lew company, and the public will re
seive the same courteous attention as
in the past.
Through the influence of Maj. F. H.
Smith, Supt. of the Staunton schools
the teachers of the city will receive a
treat in having a lecture or forestry by
Mr. Enos A. Mills, of the Forestry
service al Washington. Maj. Smith
asks that all teachers and the public
Df both city and county attend this lec
ture, which will be given in the coun
ty building at 3p. m. oil Thursday,
lan. 14th.
Miss Sadie E. Couttes, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Couttes of Clif
tou Forge, was married on Thursday
uighloflast week to Mr. Walter F.
Vasseur of Charlottesville, Rev. L. H.
Paul of the Presbyterian church officiat
ing. Mrs. Couttes, mother of the bride,
is well known in Staunton, being pres
ident of the Rebekah Assembly I. O.
O. F. of Virginia.
Traffic on the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway, on the Hinton division, was
practically suspended Saturday on ac
count of an east-bound freight train be
ing wrecked six miles east of Coving
ton early that morning. About thir
teen cars of coal were ditched. The
wreck was caused by a defective brake
beam. Passengers on the east-bound
through train No. 4 were transferred
with some delay. No one was hurt.
Two Killed in Wreck.
The engineer and fireman of train
No. lon the C. & O. which passed
Staunton al 8.12 p. in., Monday night,
were killed at Capeton, W. Va., al 5:30
o'clock the next morning by run-ing
into an open switch. The passengers
and the express messenger were slight
ly injured. The postal, express, and
combined cars, and one coach were all
derailed when the engine jumped the
track. The second coach and four
sleeper* remained on the track.
The engineer and lireman, who were
killed, were taken on at Charleston,
W. Va., fifteen miles from the scene of
the accident. The cars not derailed
detoured around the wreck on the east,
bound track.
Hicks' Forecast for January.
A reactionary storm p.-riod is central
ou the 6tb and 7th. Decided reaction
to warmer will follow full moon on the
6th and pass east wardly, resulting in
rain and snow storms on and touching
the 6th and 7th. The 4th to 9th is a
seismic period centering on the 6th,
p o >ably.
A regular storm period extends from
the 9th to 14lh, central on the 11th.
Storms will pass from west to east
about the 10th to I4th, when heavy
Sect storms may be expected.
A reactionary storm period is central
on the 16th and 19th.
A regular storm period begins on the
21sl and ends on the 25th. Westward
a decided change to warmer will come
by the 21st. Look for winter storms
from th? 22nd to 25th, During this
period a January thaw, with thundei
aud lightning, may occur.
A reactionary storm period centers
on the 28th 29th, the cold will relax anc
! rain and snow will reappear Indira
| that disturbances will lie mod
lerple -it tbeclosins period foi January
DEATHS DURING THE WEEK
RKV. E. H. JONES.
Tne Bedford (Pa.) Gazette of the Ist
has the following account of the a'eatr
of a former Valley minister:
Rev. E. H. Jones, pastor of th<
Rainsburg charge, died suddenly De
cember 23, 1908, of heart failure, in tat
72d year of his age. Rev. Jones was
born in Harrisonburg, Va., January 7,
1837. He was educated at Evasion, 111.,
and entered the ministry in 1860; his
pastorates were: Botetourt and Gravel
Springs, Va.; Harper's Ferry, W.Va.;
Sharpsburg and Clearspring, Md.;
Schellsburg from 1900 to 1903, and
Rainsburg at the time of his death.
He was "a good man, full of the Holy
Ghost and faith." To say that a man
is good is the highest ecomium which
can be passed on any one. Only those
who are good are great in the sight of
God.
Rev. Jones served faithfully in the
ministry for 48 years and his labors
were owned and blessed of God. He
was always looked upou as a man of
God. His heart's desire and prayer to
God always was that he might never
be compelled to lay aside the work of
the ministry because of failing health,
or the infirmities of age. God granted
this request and he died suddenly. He
was on his way to attend a funeral
when the Lord said: "It is enough,
well done thou good and faithful ser
vant, enter thou into the joy of thy
Lord." How triumphant is the Chris
tian's death! It is victory; it is transi
tion to a better life; it is coronation day.
Brother Jones was a man of warm,
loving heart. I have heard him speak
in tones of the most loving affection of
his brethren in the ministry and oth
ers. A faithful and devoted husband
and father, he leaves a widow, who
was Miss Elizabeth Rusmisell, and five
children to mourn his departure: Rev.
E. H. Jones, Jr., of Greenbackville,
Va.; Miss Annie, Mrs. Ella Cfeps, and
Russell, of Everett, and Clinton of
Everett
Funeral services were conducted
Christmas morning by the writer, as
sisted by Rev. J. W. Lingle of the
Friend's Cove Pastorate and Rev. H.
B. Townsend of the Presbyterian church
of Bedford. Interment in the cemetery
at Shaipsburg, Md.
M. L. Culler.
MKS. HATTIK BELLE HITK.
Alotiatt's Creek, Dec. 28.—A gloom
of sadness spread over our community
yesterday morning when it was learn
ed that on the previous night Mrs.
Hattie Bell Hite, the young wife of
Otto G. Hite, had passed from time to
eternity. The deceased was a most
lovable young woman, in the very
bloom of young wumanhood, being
about 24 years of age, possessing many
sweet traits of character and disposi
tion. She was only sick a few hours,
but despite all that loving hearts and
tender hands could do to restore he,
their efforts were in vain, her spirit
took flight to the God that had given
it. The funeral services will be held at
Mt. Hermon Lutheran church today
at 11:30 a. m., services will be conduct
ed by her pastor, E. L. Folk. The de
ceased is survived by her husband,
Otto G. Hite, her mother' Mrs. Julia
A. Lucas, and two brotheis, Marion A.,
and Willie Lucas, which grief stricken
friends have the sympathy of the en
tire community.
MKS. T. W. SHELTuX.
Mrs. T. W*. Shelton, widow of the
late Dr. Shelton, for many years a
prominent practitioner in this city,
•lied on Satufday al the home of her
daughter in Burkeville, Va., Mrs. Shel
ton was about 71 years of age. She
was a Miss Lipscomb before marriage
and had many friends and relatives in
this city and in the county. She was
making her home with daughter, Mrs.
Annie Young, of Burkeville. Two oth
er daughters besides Mrs. Young sur
vive her, they are Mrs. M. M. Robert
son of Cincinnati, and Miss Fannie
Shelton, and three sons, Mr. Kemper
Shelton of West Virginia; Mr. Withers
Shelton, of Philadelphia, and Mr-
Thomas Shelton, of Georgia. Mrs.
Shelton's body was brought here for
burial Monday and the funeral took
place from the 2 p. m. C. & O. train.
MR. GEO. W. MILLKR,
Mr. George W. Miller died at his
heme near Swoope on Monday, aged
about 78 years. His health had grad
ually been failing for the past two
years. He was a miller at West View
at the time of the civil war and was
excused from duty on that account. He
leaves two sons, Mr. Walter Miller,
who lived with his father, and Mr.
William Miller of Missouri. He also
leaves five daughters—Mrs. Amanda
VanFossen, near Swoope; Mrs. W. A.
Roadcap, near Churchville; Mrs. W.
H. Marple, of Staunton; Mrs. R. F.
Rodgers, near Staunton; Mrs. Leslie
Ward, of California, and Mr. William
Miller, of Missonri. Threesisters and
one brother, Miss Jennie Miller and
Jas. W.Miller of Spottswood, and Mrs.
Amanda Whitmore, of Lexington,and
Mrs. Carrie Brubeckof Buena Vista,be
sides 26 gsand children and 2 great
grandchildren. The funeral took place
from the late residence Tuesday at 2
o'clock and the interment was at Beth
lehem church. The pall-bearers were
Messrs- James Elliott, J. W. Spitler,
R. H. Mizer, W. M. Argenbright, R.
L. Trimble and E. J. Wayland.
MX. HKNKY W. CRUMMKTT.
Mr. Henry W. Crummett died on
Sunday afternoou at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Frank Diehl, near the
city, aged about 80 years, Tuesday be
ing his anniversary. He had been
feeble for some time and suffered a
stroke of paralysis on Sunday.
There are 10 children surviving of
whom two live in Staunton, Mr. W.F.
Crummett and Mrs. Berlin Holt, and
one son, Harry, at Deerfield. The fu
nsral was held at Deerfield Tuesday
morning from Rocky Spring Presbyte
rian church, where he was buried be
side the body of his wife. Mr. Crum
mett was a member of the Church ol
the Brethren, and had made his homi
for about 18 years at Deerfield, being i
native of Pendleton ceunty, W. Va
He was spending the winter with hi
daughter, Mrs. Diehl. Mr. Grummet
was a confederate veteran, and a mai
held in high esteem by his neighbo
and acquaintances.
I ROBERT HILL IS C'OTTRKLL.
Little Robert Ellis Cottrell, the nint
■ year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg
i ..otuell, 'Hed at 'he home of his pa
; ents on Sunday afternoon, after an 11
ness of seven weeks of nephritis, from
which he was an intense sufferer. He j
was an unusually bright child, and an
excellent scholar. The funeral took
place Monday afternoon from the house
and was conducted by Rev. Dr. O. F.
Gregory. The little casket was borne
to its last resting place is Thornrose
cemetery by Messrs. Geo. A. New ham,
R. H. Bell, J. M. Kiester. G. H. Edel
blut, J. H. Matthews, and William
Cline. Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell.have the
sympathy of the whole community in
their sad bereavement.
MRS. FRAXK KITSGKKALI).
Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald died on the'
Ist of January at Stuart's Draft,ol
pneumonia. She was in her llrrty
tlnrd year, and leaves her husband and
six boys, the youngest an infant one
month old, also two sisters, Mrs. Rich
ard Kirby and Mrs. Lee Casing of Mid
dlebrook, and three brothers, George,
John and Luther Brooks. She was a
daughter of the late Wm. Brooks. A
devoted wife ami mother, and her death
will be deeply regretted by a large circle
of friends. The fune-al took place at
Tinkling Spring church, and the inter
ment was in the adjoining cemetery.
MR. A. S. Hll'lvi.lN.
Mr. A. S. Hicklin of the Spitler sec
tion, died on the 3rd inst., at the hos
pital in Charlottesville, where he had
been under treatment. The remains
were taken to Spitler where the funeral
was held, conducted by Rev. Mr. Rowe,
and the interment was in theeemetery
at Union chapel, where his wife and
two children were buried. He leaves
one son, Mr. Robert Hcklm.
btover News.
Stover, Jan. li.— E. A. Dudley gave
a reception on Tuesday night, the sth, '
in honor of his sou and his bride. A
number of young people were present.
Christmas was very quiet in this
neighborhood. There were a good i
many dinings in this vicinity.
There is a good deal of sickness in i
the community. !
Mrs. S. M. Whitmore gave a dinner ,
on the 4th, celebrating her 81st birth- j
day. She was the recipient of many ]
valuable presents. Among those pres- t
ent were 8. E. Whitmore and wife of I ]
Staunton, Mrs. J. L. Smith and Mrs. (
R. H. Smith and son of Churchville. i
R. X. Borum's two nephews from i
Eastern Va. spent the holidays with s
him. - t
James Whitmore spent the holidays j;
in Highland. j
The Odd Fellows of Parnassus gave t
a dinner at R. A. Whitmore'* on the j 1
30th, and everything in season was, i
aerved. i i
Miss Mary Burton has returned to i
her school at Farmville, after spend- ! {
ing the holidays with her parents. 11
Mr. J. E. Rohrer, our popular mail c
carrier, is on the sick list. ! i
Benj. Shiplett has sold his farm lor
$3,o(N>. ' !c
Boy Prodigy.
Richmond News-Leader: Reginald,
the little six-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Brooks, of 420 Elm street, ,
in this city, is the wonder of the com- ,
munity in which he lives, in point of
quick comprehension and memory.
He rarely forgets anything of import
ance, which he hears, and easily com- j
prehends subjects, which to many of
older minds, appear difficult.
When only five years old little Regi- j"
nald could name the capitals of each
State in the Union without hesitancy
and with absolute confidence, pro- j
nouncing the more difficult names with
utmost ease aud accuracy.
"Santa Claus" Christmas Eve ]
brought the little boy a miniature
"Humpty Dumpty" circus outfit. The
boy iuvited The News-Leader repres- (
entative to witness a performance of
his own, giving him a reserved seat.
The different stunts through which
the little boy put his inanimate mena
gerie was highly interesting and amus
ing and in keeping with the child's
wonderful ingenuity and forethought.
Mr. Brooks, the lather df tittle Re
ginald, is general agent for the Loth
Stove Manufacturing Company, of
Waynesboro, va.
How He Earned His Salary.
A press dispatch from Kaslon, Pa.,
tells the following of how an Italian
got his naturalization papers: Judge
Stewart held naturalization court and
Francisco Due, of Rosete, was called
to be interrogated as to his qualifica
tions for citizenship. He answered
readily the questions put by the judge
until asked, "What duties are discharg
ed by the President of the United
States?" Due's face was blank and
he did not answer. Then the judge
asked: "How does the President of the
United States earn his salary ?"
Quick as a flash Due said: "By in
tering with everybody else's business.''
Every one in the court room was con
vulsed with laughter, while Due grin
ned all over. He got his papers.
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Wood's Descriptive Catalogue and monthly "Crop
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CONSIDERATION"
When buying from a jewelry
store wouldn't you consider it
vi ry important to feel there is
absolutely no question about
quality. When you buy here,
you don't pay any more, per
haps less, than in an indiffer
ent store, but you are certain
about quality. That point
alone is more important in
choosing diamonds, je/velry,
watches, and silverware than
any other mercandise. Ladies'
Solid Gold Rings in Single and
Combination Sets, $2.50 np.
Large stock in every line to
choose from.
H. L. Lang,
The Theatrical Event of the
Season.
"I have achieved one thing that few
dramatists can place to their credit."
said Eugene W. Presbrey excitedly af
ter the first performance of bis dramat
ic version of Sir Gilbert Parker's "The
Right of Way," which Managers Bark
man & Shultz have secured for the
Beverley Theatre for January 13th. "I
have compelled the sympathy of the
audience for a murderer. 1 have,[with
the aid of magnificent acting by Mr.
Theodore Robert,caused hearts to thrill
with sympathy for a man who con
fesses that he is the author of a brutal
murder. If that is not an achievement,
tell me what is."
Joe Portugais is a murderer. Al
though by the eloquence of Charley
Steele, the brilliant lawyer, he is ac
quitted by a jury, he is none the less
guilty. Steele knows this and drives
him away when Joe would express his
thanks, and in the end Joe confesses to
his crime. To be sure it is a crime that
comes under the "unwritten law," but
nevertheless it is murder. Yet so skill
fully is the character of Joe drawn, so
skillfully is it played, that the sympa
thy of the audience goes out to him
and the enormity of his crime is for
given in pity for tbe man. Nothing
that Mr. Roberts has accomplished in
his long career stands out more clearly
than the character of Joe Portugais,
which he created, and no less excellent
is the characterization of Charley
Steelve, given by Guy Standing, and
to them must go the honors of having
created two characters that will live
in the memory of theatregoers.
The sale of reserved seats begin Mon
day morning at the Beverley Book
store. Prices range from 3be to 11.56.
-a-a *m *- ♦
Items from Moscow.
Mr. J. dies. Baxter, who has been
very much complaining for several
weeks, is able to be about again.
Mr. E. J. Terry has moved into the
Bruce Whitmore property.
Miss Virgie Rodgers of Washington,
is spending a few weeks with her par
ents here.
, Mr. K. M. Wiseman, who has been
(juite sick, is'somewhat improved.
Air. Kdgar James of West Virginia,
spent a day or two with his parents
here.
Mr. David S. Shipplet left here last
week with his family for South Caro
lina, where he is employed.
Mr. H. E. Wiseman has returned to
Philadelphia, Pa., where he has re
sumed his positron as traveling sales
man for a manfacturing concern of
that place.
The new telephone line which has
recently been erected here is giving
good service.
Miss Willie Terry and Mr. Krwin
Grogg were quietly married on Decem
ber 24, and were given a sumptuous sup
per at the home of the groom.
Change of Firm Announced.
In another column will be found the
advertisement of Messrs. Jos. L. Barth
& Co. announcing that ou March Ist a
change will be made in the firm. In
the mean time they are disposing of
their stock at actual cost, and if you
need clothing now is the time to get
them. For 28 years they have always
carried out what they said they would
do, and this sale is no exception.
Our old friend, the Alexandria Ga
zette, on last Friday entered upon its
110 th volume. May it continue to
grow- in youth? as the years go by.
The Gazette is one of the reliable Dem
ocratic papers of Virginia.
We Got StucKJ
By buying a big stock for our Craigsvilie Store
ana on Sept. 19th the Cement Plant at that place
havingshut down, compelling us to move our stocfi
Of Winter Clothing, Ladies' Skirts, Hats,
Shoes and Trunks,
To some other town to dispose of. We are now
located in the "Cochran Building, No. 15 Central
Aye., Staunton, Va.," and will sacrifice our profits
on these goods until MARCH, 10th 1909, in order
to dispose of them; and on March loth we will re
open at the same stand a Department Store. Look
at these nrices :
$20.00 Suits at $15.00 fci.oo Children'* Suits at **.7i
18.00 " * 13.60 *•« " " 3-00
man " ' 11 <io ii - 00 " " 2 - a »
I5 ?° , lUd ° 2.50 « H 1.76
12.00 9-00 2.00 " - 1.50
10.00 " 7.50
7 ro " « 7« *9.00 Ladies' Skirts at *«.7a
; 5-0O 3.75 £"J „ u 4.35
S22..00 Overcoats at $16.50 500 u " a60
20.01 " I5.00 s!dO " '■ - 60
18.00 " 13.50 sua " " 4J
15.00 12.50
12.50 " 9.00 |5.00 Shoes at **-7a
$6.5o Pants at $4,73 ** J J£
5-50 " *.oo *JJJ u itt6
5.00 " 375 .. 2.1&
4.00 " 3.00 2.25 " Mi
300 \\ 2 ' 2 5 13.00 Hats at «■«
2.50 2.00 2.6O " iOU
2.00 " i.5o 2! 00 " l - 66
1.75 " 1.25 u» ;; t*
1.25 " 85 J - 2 °
A nice line of Ladies' Black Underskirts, running in price from 75 cents to $3.00, will be
sold at unheard of prices,
Rubber Shoes, Rubber Boots, and Arctics, all new goods, at sacrifece prices, Trunks at
the lowest prices ever sold in Staunton.
Overalls, Gloves, Shirts, Ties, Underwear, etc.. at greatly reduced prices.
SWINK & DIAMOND.
DR. W. F. DEEKENS
SURGEON DENTIST
OFFICES:
|g| Hgg Rooms I and 2,
Crowle Buildin
Pbone 736. Staunton. Va
For New Year.
1 See our stock and our prices be
fore you buy. Here are a few
> suggestions :
Neckwear, Scarfs, Ties, Mufflers,
Gloves (of every kind for every
one), Handkerchiefs (in linen
and silk), Silk Hose, Silk Um
brellas, Silver and Gold Handle i
Umbrellas. Leather Goods of
every description. Trunks, Suit
, Cases and Bags. Fur Collars and j
Gloves to match. '
; Our stock is complete and prices are
g low. \Ye have something for every
body, good enough for anybody.
" Special Bargain Counters. '
WOODWARD & SON.
_ Men's and Boys' Outfitters,
STAUNTON, VA.
JOB
WORK!
Persons desiring Job
Work of the bestfquali
ty can obtain it by writ
ing to or calling at the
Spectator Office.
Sar Bill Heads, Note Heads,
Envelopes, Posters, Sale
Bills and Advertising
Circulars, furnished
promptly at the lowest
prices,
COMPARE OUR JEWELRY.
Watches, etc., with any and it will not
.sufl'er by the comparison. In fact we
invite you to make the test in full con-
fidence that our jewelry cannot be ex-
celled in quality or undersold in price.
So make all the comparisons you like.
You'll do your jewelry buying here in
the end.
B. C. Hartman,
JEWEUR AND OPTTCUN
j.VKW (JOUSTS BCIUHNG,
STATNTON, VA.
THE BANNER STORE.
THE BANNER STORE.
I phone 175. Main St- and Central Aye.
BARGAINS TO OIK BUYERS
Double Heaters at Cost. Roasters at price*
that will Interest you. Other goods at a re
duction. Call and examine our line of Stoves
and Enamel Ware. Buy now! Don't miss
an opportunity to get special prices on Ran
ges, Cooking Stoves and Hi; r. v;
The Marston Stove Co.
Comer Augusts and Frederick^H&et«.

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