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gtannton Spectator
Friday, June 4, (909.
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Mr. IL L. Lang spent a few days in
Richmond this week.
Mrs. Hamilton H. Wayt has return
ed from a visit to Roanoke.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Bashaw, of
Craigsville, spent Tuesday in the city.
Mrs. Ceo. P. Baker has been spend
ing a few days in Basic City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Via, of Louisa,
have returned home, aftera visit to Mr.
and Mrs. P. T. Swartzel.
Misses Frances Kmnger and Martha
Bell have returned home from Sweet
Briar Institute.
Miss Fannie Strauss is spending some
time with relatives and friends in Char
lotte, X. C.
Maj. Robt. W. Hunter of Richmond,
will be the orator on Confederate Me
morial day, June 9th.
Messrs. W. P. Tarns and H. McX
Smith have returned from a visit to
Hot Springs.
Mr. J. M. Hogshead, of the county,
was among the visitors here on Tues
Mrs. Edward Echols and children
have returned home from a visit lo
Miss Mabel Craig of Deerfield, is
home from the Woman's Cullege, Rich
mond, where she won many distinction
during the past session.
Misses M. F. and Martha Shreckhise
ami Belle Mason left Wednesday for
New York, sailing from there for a
three months lour abroad.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Haun of Ford- '
wick, have been called to Canada, on
account of the serious illness of Mrs. ,
Haun's brother.
Rev. Dr. A. M. Fraser has returned '
from the meeting of the Presbyterian '
General Assembly at Savannah, and a '
visit to South Carolina.
Messrs. Shreckhise & Co., will open
this fall a department of ladies' tailored
suits, which will be in charge of Miss -
Lena Marshall. s
The Stonewall Band will shortly give .
a grand concert at Highland Park for
the benefit of the King's Daughters'
Rev. W. S. Trimble and wife of Mon- 1
terey, left last week for Hampton, ]
where Mr. Trimble has accepted a call
to the Presbyterian church.
M rs. Newton Wayt has returned from (
New York, where she spent some (
months with her son, Dr. W. Baldwin :
Wayt. 1
The Slaunton Republicans on Tues
day night elected delegates to the Stat- A
c invention at Newport News, and in
structed them for A. P. Gillespie for )
governor. '
Misses Cora and Carrie Alexander, ,
who came from Waynesboro to attend j
the concert at Stuart Hall in which ,
Miss Carrie took part, have returned ,
Our friend Capt. C. Benton Coiner I
of Fishersville, was among the visitors
here Wednesday. He is an ardent ,
Democrat, and a snpporter of Judge j
Mann in the gubernatorial campaign. ,
Messrs. Jos. L. Barth & Co. make an 1
announcement this week that you (
should not fail to read. It is certainly <
interesting to all who wish to be cor- '•
reelly dressed.
Mr. S. M. Shepherd, C. & O. agent '
at Fishersville, has been appointed by '
Judge Letcher a magistrate at that
place. Mr. Shepherd was here Mon
day and qualified.
Next Thursday evening Sears' Hill ,
Hose Co. No. 2, will give their annual ,
lawn party at Gypsy Hill Park. The
Stonewall Band will be present and ,
furnish music. These lawn parties are
always the best of the season.
Mr. Theodore F. Schmucker of Den
ver, Colo., who has been visiting his
parents here, has relumed to his west
ern home. Mr. Schmucker is connect
ed with the naturalization bureau of
the government.
Mr. Geo. B. Schmucker, a son of Mr.
G. E. Schmucker of this city, has been
appointed C S. Consul at Knsenada,
Mexico. Mr. Schmucker has been in
the Government employ gome years
and his progress has been ever upward.
Mr. M. Gunther Hoge, who has been
residing in Frankfort, Ky., for. some
time, has returned to Staunton to make
his home, lie will engage in the gro
cery business with his father, Mr, John
B. Hoge.
Alleghany News: Mr. K. 15. Koiner
and wife, of Crimora, Augusta county,
have returned home, after a brief visit
to Mrs. E. S. Acord in this city. Mr.
Koiner is a member of the school board
in this county and takes an active in
terest in educational work.
The directors of the Farmers' and
Merchants' Bank al their meeting last
week elected Mr. Thomas Hogshead, a
director to succeed the late Capt. G. G.
Gooch. Mr. Hogshead will make an
ideal director as he is one of the livest
young business men in the city.
A special grand jury has been sum
moned for the circuit court lo report
June 9th. Those composing it are
Messrs. H. E Gay, D. W. Koiner, A.
P. Anderson, John W. Paul, S. H.
Parkins, P. V. Coffey, G. W. Layman,
Gjo. A. Shields and Saml. A. Dunlap.
Ras Harris, a Confederate veteran of
the Greenville section, shot and seri
ously wound<d Forrest Fitzgerald, a
young man of Ihe same neighborhood,
on Monday. Harris charged that Fitz
gerald was unduely familiar with his
young wife, hence the cause of the
shooting. Fitzgerald was brought here
to the King's Daughters' Hospital,
where it is thought he was not danger
ously wounded. Mr. Harris was ar
rested and admitted to bail on Tuesday
as Fitzgerald's condition is improving.
Mr. A. G. Harman of Goshen, spent
the day here Wednesday.
Mr. R. A. Fulwiler is spending a
day or two at his old home in Buchan
Miss May Arbuckle has returned, to
Waynesboro after a short visit to Miss
Hallie Henkel.
The Brethren conference at Harri
sonburg, adjourned yesterday, to meet
next year at Winona Park, near War
saw, Ind.
Mr. Morgan Gaylorand Miss Delilah
Doyle, both of Craigsville, were mar
ried here on Wednesday, by Rev. A.
D. R. Hancher.
Mr. A. Lee Knowles, the real estate
and insurance man, has just sold for
Mr. Jacob Hevener, his fine farm of
2702 acres on the Valley Pike four
miles from Staunton, to Mr. F. Brad
ford Whit more, for $22,500.
Miss Pearle Moore, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Moore, was married at
the home of her parents on Wednesday
night to Mr. Thomas Goode. Rev. Dr.
O. F. Gregory, the bride's pastor, of
■ Miss Margaret W. White, daughter
ot the late Rev. Robb White, aud well
known here, was married at noon on
Wednesday, in Charlottesville, to Mr.
Wm. Rice Warren, of Harrisonburg.
Rev. H. B. Lee of Christ Episcopal
church, performing the marriage cere
mony, which was a very quiet one.
Wednesday's Charlottesville Progress:
Over three hundred crates of strawber
ries were shipped from Crozet Monday.
There are about two hundred crates
shipped from there daily. This has
been going on for about three weeks.
Crozet is one of the largest strawberry
growing places in the country.
It is staled that there were fully 30,
--OJO people in Harrisonburg Sunday at
Assembly Park, where the big Dun
kard meeting was being held. Three
train loads of people went through here
from points as far Lexington. The oth
er roads running into Harrisonburg had
as much as they could to handle the
On the Kith ult., at Waynesboro, a
quiet wedding took place, when Mr
Bell M. Harris and Miss Beatrice E.
Obaugh became man and wife. The
ceremony took place at the home of the
of the bride's sister, M rs. Henry Hilde
brand, and was performed by Rev. N.
W. Cofl'man.
Our old and tried fried friend Col. A.
M. Bowman, of salem, is ca ididale to
succeed himself in the Legislature from
Roanoke county. If his record in the
house for the past two terms has any
weight he should certainly be returned
without opposition. Col. Bowman is
aa Augusta man and his many friends
here will certainly be pleased to see
him returned.
Tuesday night at the regular meeting
of Stonewall Jackson camp, on behalf
of Mrs. Arnall, widow of the late ('apt.
Cuas.S.Arnall,who was adjutant of the
sth Va. regiment, the Virginia state
flag which was presented by Governor
Letcher to the sth regiment in 18(31 and
which was carried, as the battleflag of
the heroic sth regiment, through the
valley campaign of stonewall Jackson,
in the battles around Richmond and
at Slaughter .Mountain, and around
which Stonewall Jackson tried to rally
the broken fragments of his command
when the sth regiment, held in reserve,
reached the battle field at Kernstown.
Arrangements were made to receive
the flag at the next meeting.
On Saturday the following students
graduated at Dunsmore's Business Col
lege and received their diplomas: Com
mercial department—C. D. Meyer
hoeil'er, of North River, Va.; J. B. Legg,
of Clifty, W. Va.; and J. F. Wagner,
of Monterey, Va. Shorthand and type
writing—G. ('. Withrow, of Alderson,
W. Va.; J. R. Waybright, of Crabbot
tom, Va.: Miss Bessie L. Hall, of Kerr's
Creek, Va.; Miss Ailene A. Young, of
Sink's v rove, W. Va.; Miss Zella F.
Early, of Sink's Grove, W. Va.; Miss
Rose J. Crikard, of Staunton, and Miss
Meta E. Behren, of this city. The
school will close one of the most suc
cessful sessions in its history on July
Ist, with every prospect for a largely
increased enrollment at the opening of
next session.
Church of Brethren at Sangerville.
I n an article on the Dunkard churches
in Rockingham, the Harrisonburg
NewsTias the following paragraph on
the Sangerville church:—
The Sangerville church was organi
zed from the southeastern part of
Beaver Creek in 1795. This church
is partly in Augusta and partly in
Rockingham county, and is under the
direction of Eld. Geo. W. Wine and his
son, Eld. J. W. Wine. This church,
under the leadership of its tenior elder,
has been one of the most active in Sun
day school work in the county. At
present il has about fi\e hundred mem
bers, of whom probably a third live in
Buckingham county.
City Primary.
A meeting of the City Democratic
Committee was held Wednesday night
to arrange for the nomination of city
ameera to be voted for at the November
election, it was decided to hold a pri
mary August sth, at the same time the
Slate otlicers are to be chosen. The
committee assessed the candidates as
follows: Treasurer, $15; commissioner
of revenue, $15; commonwealth's attor
ney, IKS; police justice, $10; sergeant,
$10; constable, $5. The ticket will con
tain the names of all state as well as
city otlicers, which will make a very
long one.
—* -. «. »-♦
Disastrous Fire.
Wednesday afternoon the biggest fire
Staunton has had for some years de
stroyed the ice plant of Tannehill &
Ralston, just below the grounds of the
Va. School for the Deaf and the Blind.
■ It is estimated that the loss will be be
i tween $.">O,OOO and $40,000, with only
' about $15,000 insurance. The plan
'■ proper; an adjoining residence and sta
ble, and brick storage house weni up
■ in the flames, which raged for several
■ hours. The fire department could do
' nothing as the ilre was beyond the
reach of its line of hose.
Stuart Hall.
The closing exercises at Stuart Hall
began Saturday with the art exhibit,
which was most creditable. Sunday
morning the baccalaureate sermon was
preached before the young ladies at
Emmanuel church by Rev. W. Crosby
Bell, of Lexington, and his audience
listened to the fine sermon with closest
attention, and the music was especial
ly good. Monday night the annual
concert was given, and the spacious
hall was taxed to its utmost capacity
to accommodate those who had gath
ered to witness the excellent program.
Tuesday morning the award of prizes,
distinctions, medals and diplomas took
place, and we give those of the grad
uates and medalists, not having space
for the full list, which we would like
to nave given.
Schalarship in the academic school
for the highest general average in Eng
lish, mathematics, latin, and modern
language, awarded to Miss Helen Mc-
Henry Holliday, of Staunton, Va.
Miss Martha Baron Taylor made just
as high a scholarship record as Miss
Holliday, but she was not eligible for
the honor, having won it last session.
In academic school:—Miss Juliet
Lyle Chermside, Staunton, Va., Miss
Gladys Maxwell, Staunton, Miss Sue
Eaton Pretlow, Franklin, Va.
In the school of instrumental music:
—Miss Marion McMorincMoore, Vicks
burg, Mississippi; Miss Lettice Lee
Woodward, Richmond, Va.
In school of vocal music:—Miss .Let
tice Lee Woodward, Richmond, Va.
fn stenography and typewriting:—
Miss Marie Virginia Burwell, Jackson,
Certificate for one year's course in
book-keeping:—Miss Amelia Harrison
Brooke, Staunton.
For the greatest improvement in the
primary school—Miss Gladys Walter
of Staunton, Va.
Bessie Hunton Prize in composition:
—Mary Langhorne Evans, of Powel
ton, W. Va., for the essay "The True
Fathers of Virginia.
Colonial Dames' essay prize, forty
dollars in gold, awarded to Margaret
Douglas Gordon, of Staunton, Va., for
the essay "A Colonial Home."
This prize of forty dollars in gold is
oilered by the Colonial Dames of Amer
ica in the State of Virginia, for the best
essay on some plans of colonial life in
Virginia. The contest is open to seven
of the leading Virginia schools for girls.
The prize was awarded this year to
Margaret Douglas Gordon, of Stuart
Medal for excellence in physical
training, Miss Frances Reno.
Miss Edna Wynne Roberts would
have tied with Miss Reno for this
medal, except that she had two ex
Special mention is made also of the
work of Misi Mary Jarman.
Excellence in instrumental music,
Lettice Lee Woodward.
Excellence in vocal music, Mar
guerite McLean.
Excellence-in scholarship in the in
termediate school, Margaret Lynn
Kxcellence in scholarship in the pri
mary school, Katharyne Henderson.
Excellence in painting and drawing,
Mary Daniel Gordon.
Short Health Talks—the Baby's
The summer months are by far the
most trying of the year upon babies and
young children, for during these
months thousands of children contract
bowel complaints, and die with amaz
ing rapidity,in spite of the efforts of the
ft is very noticeable Ihat infants fed
from bottles are much more liable to
contract summer diseases than breast
fed babies. Indeed, the mother's milk,
if the mother is healthy and takes care
of herself, is the very best food that can
be given a young baby.
The dangers from the nursing bottle
can never be completely removed, but
any sensible mother can greatly reduce
them by taking proper care of the
baby's bottle. No time that the moth
er spends on her child will bring better
returns than that she spends in keep
ing the baby's bottle clean and sanita
Much depends on the bottle and the
nipple. A round bottle, with a round
ed bottom, is preferable to any other
form, and is much more easily cleaned,
The nipple should be simple and at
tached directly to the mouth of the bot
tle. The nursing-tubes, in vogue in
some quarters, can not be too much
condemned. They can never be kept
clean, and they may form the lurking
place for the germs that may kill the
Before filling the bottle with milk,
rinse it thoroughly with soapsuds and
then rinse in clean water. Then place
it for ten minutes in boiling water, af
ter which it is ready for use as soon as
it cools. The nipple should be placed
in a solution of boric acid, prepared by
dissolving a teaspoonful of boric acid
in a pint of water, and should be wash
ed before it is used.
As soon as the baby has finished with
the bottle, wash it out and then place
it in a solution of boric acid similar to
that used for cleaning the nipple. Then
rinse it thoroughly, as directed above.
It is best to have a number of bottles,
so that one is not used too frequently.
If the bottle is not given to the baby
immediately after it is filled, keep it in
a cool place, away from the flies.
Staunton Military Academy.
The closing exercises of the Staunton
Military Academy took place last night
at the Beverly Theatre before an au
dience that filled the building. Sun
day the baccalaureate sermon was
preached at the Baptist church, and for
several days field drills and other in
teresting events took place at the school.
The session just closed has been one of
the most prosperous in the history of
the school, and Prof. Kable and his able
assistannts are to be congratulated.
Local Option Election.
It has been decided to hold a local
option election here at some date in
1 July. Yesterday the petitions gotten
up by the drys were being circulated.
1 This action was decided on by a meet
; ing held at the Y. M. C. A. on Tues
day night.
Sarcastic References to Republicans
in the Senate.
Washington, June I.—Characteriz
ing the tariff policy of the Republican
party as a "citadel of protection,"
Senator Rayner of Maryland, yester
day delivered a notable speech in which
he indulged in many humorous refer
ences to Senators who have taken a
prominent part in the discussion on
the liending bill.
Much amusement was created by his
sarcastic, but good natured, character
izations of the parts performed by these
Senators, either in attacking and at
tempting to destroy, or in defending
the citadel of protection from the many
sallies made upon it.
"The other day," he said, "the Sena
tor from Rhode Island (Mr. Aldrich.)
w hen a great speech had been deliver
ed attacking the rates of duty in the
woolen and cotton schedules, remark
ed that to change these schedules
would destroy the very citadel of pro
! tection.
"1 want to look inside of this citadel
now for a moment and to see what
things are going on from day to day
within. Never in my experience was
a citadel in such a stale of tumult and
commotion. The Senator from Rhode
Island is on the upper lloor, and with
him are his warriors. The din and
clatter are on the Hoors beneath. 1
was gazing at the classic features of
senior Senator from Massachusetts
(Mr. Lodge) the other day, when there
was the usual uproar in the citadel.
The sturdy recruit from Kansas (Mr.
Bristow) was hammering away at the
lead schedule and it seemed to disturb
the tranquility and repose of the Sena
tor from Massachusetts. He appeared
to be almost upon the point of prostra
tion from collapse when the senior
Senator from New Hampshire (Mr.
Gallinger) who is the surgeon of the
post, and is always ready with his rem
edies and nostrums, arose to adminis
ter a stimulant to the Senator from
Massachusetts, who quickly revived
under its exhilirating effect.
"1 observed upon another day, when ,
everything seemed serene upon the up- ,
per lloor that suddenly the nerves of (
the senior Senator from Rhode Island j
became distracted when the sturdy old (
revolter, the senior Senator from Mm- |
nesota (Mr. Nelson), who has admit- (
ted that the blood of Scandinavian pi- .
rates is in his veins, and who is upon j
the ground floor, commenced to scuttle (
the citadel, if I may use that word in
connection with a citadel, by driving
with his sledge hammer blows large
holes into the bottom of the structure.
When the muster roll was called, how
ever, and the vote was taken the dam
' <
age was repaired and the Senator from ,
Rhode Island upon the upper floor re
sumed his ancient smile." !
Referring to Senator Crawford as a
"volunteer from South Dakota," as
having been engaged in dismantling
the citadel by tearing away the iron
girders, he declared that the Senators
from Michigan had assured the Sena
tor from Rhode Island that if he would
keep up his courage they would guar
antee that the iron mines of their State
would furnish sufficient raw material
to underpin the structure for the next
six thousand years, and, he addetl, on
this lloor a compromise was struck and '
fifteen hundred years was determined
upon as the time limit which all the
ores from all the world should be ex
cluded from our shores.
"Then there arose the great insurgent
from Wisconsin (Mr. LaFollelte) as
mild a mannered man as ever cut a
throat or scuttled a ship," continued
Mr. Raynor. "He is also in the citadel.
He is underneath the structure all
alone, plotting by day and dreaming
by night how to undermine its founda
tions, so that the entire citadel would
tremble from its turret to its base. He
arose to make some interesting sugges
tion in his usual modest and persua
sive way."
Mr. Rayner al this point introdued
"the great Secretary of State" (Mr.
Root) who, he said, seems always fig
uring and writing.
"Now it must be understood," he
went on, "that the Senator from New-
York is not within the citadel. He has
a little citadel of his own, and between
his citadel and the main stronghold
upon the upper floor of which his cli
ent, the Senator from Rhode Island, is
located, there is a wireless system of
telegraphy, and whenever the Senator
from Rhode Island is in imminent dan
ger and peril there comes a hierogly
phic message from the Senator from
New York—'Hold the fort for 1 am
coming.' In this instance there came
upon the waves a message that startled
and electrified the Senate."
He then referred to this wireless mes
sage as having been an assurance lo
the Senator from Rhode Island that
the Senate was laboring under a delu
sion by holding him responsible for the
bill, and the Senator from New York
proved an alibi for the Senator from
, Rhode Island.
Describing a "joyous smile, which
suit used not only on the genial coun
tenance of the Senator from Rhode Is
land, but on the countenance of all his
relatives and kindren upon the Com
mittee on Finance," he declared that
the Senator from California (Mr. Flint)
especially rejoiced because under this
acquittal the Senator from Rhode Is
land was only responsible, among all
the duties affecting California, for that
which taxes imported lemons at the
. rate of a quarter of a cent.
He referred to the brilliant senior
I Senator from Indiana (Mr. Beveridge)
• also being engaged constantly in figur
. ing and writing, and he could not make
out what it was all about.
f "I do not know whether he is in the
i citedal trying to get out or whether he
. is outside of the citedal trying to get
in," he continued. "He spoke of the
action of this Senator as being a come
dy or tragidy. Continuing in this same
I spirit he referred to the Senator from
i Utah (Mr. Smoot) as the chaplain of
i the garrison holding daily his morning,
. midday and afternoon revivals. .
"He is not only the chaplain of the
I garrison," he said, "but he is the] sptr
itual adviser and comforter of the Sen
ator from Rhode Island, and this is
perfectly right and proper, because the
Senator from Rhode Island, in his mo
ments of remorse and penitence for the
work that he is engaged in, is entitled
to all the assuaging consolation that
religion can afford him."
The moral of this narative, said Mr.
Rayner, was pointed by the Senator
from Nevada, who had suggested to
those who are playing around the
breastworks that they should form a
combination with those who are inside
the citadel and thus by union of forces
destroy the edifice.
Distressing Accident.
Mr. John Egeton White, a traveling
salesman for the Michie Grocery Co. of
Charlottesville, and a son of Mr. John
M. White, of Ivy, fell from a window
at the Virginia Hotel Tuesday morning
and was instantly killed. Mr. White
registered at the hotel in the evening
and retired about 11 o'clock, having a
call for the 3:15 a. in. Chesapeake and
Ohio train. When the bell boy knock
ed on his door at that hour there was
no response and the night clerk was
summoned. The room was found
empty and the window raised. Inves
tigation disclosed the body of Mr.
White, lying in an areaway beneath
the window twenty-five feet below. It
is supposed that Mr. White awoke
shortly before the time he was to be
called and being a very large man and
a great sufferer from heat, seated him
self in the window and dozed long
enough to lose his balance.
Mr. White was married several years
ago to Miss Nellie Custer of West Vir
ginia. She survives him with one
daughter. The remains were prepared
for burial by Hamrick & Co., after the
coroner's inquest, and sent to Ivy for
Killed While Asleep.
In regard to the death of Tucker
Sprousc, who was killed near Augusta
Springs by a ('. &O. train,
the Clifton Forge Review says: Tucker
Sprouse, a young white man about 25
years old, was killed near Ford wick
this morning by fast passenger train
No. ."• at 5:30 o'clock. Sprouse was
asleep on the main line of the C. & O.
and his body was not seen in time for
J. H. Johnson to stop the
train and save the life of the unfortu
nate man. Sprouse was instantly kill
ed and it is hardly probable that he
knew what struck him. His body was
turned over to the county authorities
for burial. It is not known why the '
deceased selected the railroad track for
a place to rest and the mere fact that
he was a trespasser relieves the railway
company of all responsibility.
Closing of the Public School.
The city public schools will close to
day. The primary schools will hold
their exercises in the building at the
corner of Lewis and Baldwin streets at
9:30 a. m., and the grammar and high
schools at the Main street building at
10 a. m. The following is the program:
Opening Prayer—Rev. D. H. Kern.
Down by the Living Waters—Mer
Reading names of pupils deserving
especial mention.
Merry June—Murray.
Delivery of certificates of distinction.
Come where the moonbeams linger—
Announcement of scholarships.
Delivery of medals and prizes—Mr.
Alex. F. Robertson, chairman school
Hunting song—Mendelssohn.
Delivery of D. A. R. Medal—Mrs. W.
C. Marshall, regent.
Delivery of diplomas.
Address—Hon. Jos. A. Glasgow.
I'se Gwine Back lo Dixie—While.
In Honor of Mrs. O'Rork.
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Miss
Wray Wharton was hostess at a de
lightful matinee box party at the Acad
demy Saturday to see "Lord Dundre
ary," her guest of honor being Mrs.
< 'harles T. O'Rork. Others in the par
ty were Miss Daisy Gallespie, Mrs.
Mayme W. Briggs, MissNancye Briggs
and Charles T. O'Rork.
Mrs. O'Rork is pleasantly remember
ed by a host of friends in Richmond as
Miss Lucile Gallespie, the pretty and
attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Gallespie, of North Linden street,
whose marriage was the event of the
latter part of April.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Rork leave today for
Staunton, where they will make their
future home.
KB. J. watt, stovkh.
Mr. J. Walt Stover, after a long ill
ness, died Saturday afternoon at his
home near Valley Mills. The funeral
took place Monday at the West View
church, and the interment was in
Thoinrose. Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie of
the Lutheran church, Churchville, con
ducted the service. Mr. Stover was
about 70 years old. He is survived by
two sons, Messrs. N. H. and John, and
by three daughters, Miss Louise, and
Mrs. Emma Reese and Mrs. Susan
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Don't need repaint fer 10 to 15 years.
Besides it cost ] less for paint.
Sold by C. H. Cohion & Son, Stuarts
Draft; J. B. Roden, Waynesboro:
Augusta Milling & Merc. Company,
Mossy Creek, Va.
The M. R. Ellis woodworking
plant at Basic City, has been purchas
ed by F. l'reston Jones of Ohio, an ex
perienced lumberman, who will operate
the factory.
The closing exercises of the Augusta
Military Academy at Ft. Defiance, be
gins with the baccalaureate sermon by
Rev. R. G. See, on Sunday, and ends
on Wednesday, the 9th.
Eye Don'ts
Don't buy glasses as you would shoes;
they should be fitted by an op
Dox't wear other people's glasses ;
they were probably fitted for
other troubles than yours.
Dox't let some cheap fakir tamper
with your eyes ; call on a legit
mate optician who has an office
or a regular place of business.
Dox't wear blue or colored glasses;
they may seem lo give relief,
but are really most injurious.
The man who prescribes them
should be able to give more
beneficial results with clear
glasses. We can,
H. lb. Lang,
Staunton, - Virginia.
sometimes by the yard he
keeps. One of our Lawn
Mowers will keep your lawn
in good order this summer;
buy one at unusual low
price and save money at
No. 13 Johnson St.
For Superior Crops.
Cow Peas
The Best and Surest Cropping
of Summer Soil-improving
and Forage Crops.
Makes poor land rich; makes rich
land more productive, and im
proves the condition and produc
tiveness of soils wherever they are
J The crop can be cut for forage, V
making a large-yielding and most (
* nutritious feed, and the land can r
be disked afterwards —not plowed
—making an ideal fertilization and
preparation for wheat and all fall
sown grains. All of our
Cow Peas and Soja Beans
are recleaued, free from hulls and im
mature peas, superior both in cleanliness
and. quality, aud of tested germination, j
Write for prices and "Wood's Crop
Special" giving timely information a
hout Seasonable Farm Seeds.
T. W. WOOD & SONS, '
Seedsmen, • Richmond, Va.
1 x 1
i: m— 1
Sired by Honest Joe, he by Joe Mc-
Clelland, he by Old Bourbon Chief.
First dam by Humphries Wilkes, he
by George Wilkes. Second dam by
Star Magic. Third dam by ('Oliver's
KENTUCKY CHIEF is a rich Mahoga
ny Bay, with black points. Foaled in
1901, 15-3 hands high, weighs 1160 lbs.
This handsome young stallion will
make the season of Hlu'J at R. H. Asu
liv's STABLE (Thomburg's Big Barn)
at yIO.OU to insure a live colt. Not res
ponsible for accidents or escnpes. Mare
parted with or tried to another horse,
the money will be claimed for service
rendered by my horse.
and have Repair Work done,
bnyder & Sheets,
5 and 7 Frederick & Augusta Sts.
Phone 236- '
LAWSON RED, 41138.
Will make the season of 190!) at the stables of W. C. BOSSHRMAN, 210 North Central Ave., Staunton,Va.at the low
' price of $15 to insure a mare in foal. Parting with mare forfeits insurance. All care will be taken to prevent accidents,
5 but will not be responsible for any that may occur.
9 DESCRIPTION—Lawson Red is a beautiful mahogany bay ; stand 15i hands high, is 7 years old, and will weigh
about 1-00 pounds. He is elegantly bred, is stylish, exceedingly handsome, and developed a 2.40 trial without any
training whatever. Altogether, no better bred, prettier or more stylish horse has ever been owned in this section of
' Virginia, and with fair opportunities in the stud, should sire not only speed and race horse qualities, but road and car-
riage horses of the highest class.
3 tf\ . „,.,, I Hambletonian m 4£ bd i l l!, ah
By | George W likes ' t Rent Mare.
t_ I i Dollv Suunkcr (Henry Clay.
!* fRed Wilkes 3 I Mar-_!!____■ told Telegraph.
' s Io—dm. *«-w-.c_w« {s*s; Ma,,er
, . fitrf _*-,„«« 1 (Daughter of {_£___£___»
• 75 ,__ l Hambletonian n (Abdallah
J* j Dictator J (Kent Mare
"* (Clara 'American Star
fl> (. Dictator Girl \ \Dam of Shark
_ " I m r Keene (Mambrino Champion
e f, I UHiss Alice J I Daughter of Highlander
5 • 1 Fanny Hill (Mark Time by Berthune
Q I t Daughter of Crusader
m I ou- (Hambletonian io j Abdallah
1 S fMessenger Denoc J (Kent Mare
_t i I Roe's Abdallah Chief
Z I I Prince Orloff J. (.satinet
, O ! Annie Lawson i , Hambletonian to (Abdallah
J L. 2.20 i (.Glenn Marv J (Kent Mare
I Maud < No trace I Fanny Star 1^^"
W. C. BOSSERMAN, 210 N. Central Ave., Staunton, Va.
t '- \
Iron Gate, Va., May 19, 1909.
Mr. A. G. Fifer, Staunton, Va.
Dear Mr. Fifer—My plant is working all O. K. I have
re-charged it and had no trouble in doing so, I think any
one should be able to do so without any trouble, as it
seems very simple to handle in every way,and works like
a clock, it is the delight of the entire family, it has done
away with the worry of having to fill lamps and clean
chimneys, and better still it has stopped the carrying of
lamps from room to room, it also makes it pleasant to
read anywhere in the room, no gathering around the ta-
ble with the heat and bad odor to contend with, which
is when using lamps. I find my store better lighted with
half the lights than it was with lamps. I would not be
without it now if it cost me double the amount I paid.
Very truly yours, T. D. ROBINSON.
The above plant was purchased aud installed through Fifer
Bros., of Staunton, Va., now with the Virginia, Plumbing
and Lighting Co., 22 Central Aye., Staunton, Va.
- i .' i ■ ' ' ."'■ '
No man ever became poor frcm saving. No
man ever became rich who did not save.
We Pay 3 per cent
interest on your Savings. Start an account
now with
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Farm Machinery !
I have a large stock of highest grade FERTILIZERS made especially
for spring crops—manufactured by the best companies manufacturing
Fertilizer. A full line of the best grades of Grass Seeds; also a complete
line of FARM MACHINERY—Corn Planters Double and Single Row,
Reid Cultivotor and Harrow complete, New Idea Manure Spreader,
Bucher & Gibbs Double Action Cut-away harrow, Johnson Binders
Mowers and Rakes; Anderson Surries, Buggies, Runabouts, and several
other lines which are the best that can be bougt for the money. Before
making your purchase for your spring supplies see me, as I can save
you money. All I ask of 3'ou is to look the line over and get prices and
you will be convinced that they are the best for the money on the mar
ket. Middlebrook Aye. and Johnson St. Yours truly,
JS *%£* Rooms-I and 2,
xQrjBSy Crowle Building,
Phone 730. Staunton, Va.
I th
Head of Public School System of Va. m
Letters, Science, Law, Mcdi- "■
cine, Engineering.
to needy and deserving students. $10
covers all costs to Virginia students in
the College. Send for catalogue.
Howard Winston, Registrar,
5 7 8t University Postoflice, Va.
r \\
Beverley Book Co., I,
New Year
Beverley Carbon Paper at 1
25c the dozen is good value.
Beverley Boot Co.]
■ "Under ye town clock." |
< f
The Laundry t' J The Laundry
of Quality. | | of Quality.
The Model Laundry,
Bring us your flat whrk, as well as
the starched work. Its an ecodomy.
All work called for and delivered.
Sheets, - - ;ic a piece
Pillow Slips - - 2c a piece
Towels - - lc a piece
Table Cloths - - 3c a yard
Napkins - - - lc each
Spreads - - 10c up
"Not How Checip. But How Good."
Persons desiring Job
Work of the best'quali
ty can obtain it by writ
ing to or calling at the
Spectator Office.
mar Bill Heads.-Note Heads,
Envelopes, Posters, Sale
Bills and Advertising
Circulars, furnished
promptly at the lowest

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