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Staunton Spectator
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Issued Every Friday Horning by j
R. S. TURK. Editor and Proprietor. j
0. T. Feamster. Associate Editor,
and Husineas Manager.
East Main Street, - Staunton, Va
Extra Edition.
In order to avoid aeiays, on account
of personal absence, letters and all com
munications for the Spectator should
not be addressed to any individual con
nected with the office, but simply to
Entered at the Poslollice at Staunton,
Va., as second class mail matter.
Wednesday, July 21.
Why we are for license in Staunton
and for leaving conditions as they are
and not as professional agitators tell us
they should be, is a matter of easy ex
planation. We are face to face with an
issue. On Thursday of this week we
will decide on the important question
of license or no license. It requires
some boldness, we are told, to come
out for license. Maybe so. P>ut the
time has never yet been when we have
had stitches in our mouth. We have
adopted the side of license for various
reasons, sufficient to us.
Ist—Because we know it works here
better than prohibition works in other
places where jvc have lived, and of
which we have knowledge.
2d—Because such a radical change
as we are asked to make is bound to
shake business foundations, if not
crumble them to the business level of
Danville, Charlottesville, and other
dry towns in the State.
3d—Because we are opposed to the
self constituted moral meddler who is
traveled here, there and elsewhere by
some self constituted organization
adopting the name of "Anti-Saloon
League" or any other, formed profess
edly to regulate the morals of this and
other States, relieve the Governor, the
Attorney General, and other State offi
cers of their sworn duties, and the cit
ies and towns of the cost of superfluous
officers, such as mayor, police justice,
policemen and common council.
As to the gentlemen thus traveled,
and sowing moral seeds, we are unal
terable in our distrust and condemna
tion. We believe that it is "money"
far more than "morals" which has
started them on their rounds, here to
tell you what you mist do, there to tell
your neighbor what he must do. Here
to stir up strife and bad feeling, par
alyze business and In the end lower
morals and increase depravity. With
draw the money and they will depart
as sora before a frost. Personally we
would as soon go to a neighbor and
with oaths and execrations,tell him he
must mow his lawn, or change his out
side fence, or paint his house, to say
nothing of how he must bring
up his family; as to go to
a town or city and undertake its reg
ulation. The one is no more brazen
than the other. Staunton is not their
objective point only, the whole State
is to come into their clutches, so they
boldly announce.
We rejoice that in this fight the "paid
agitator," the "paid agent," the "pres
dent," the "secretary," or whatever
title he may assume to himself as rep
resenting the Anti-Saloon League of
Virginia, or other similar organiza
tions, has seen cause to make himself
scarce. The stand of the business men
of this city, made boldly and fearless
ly, disassociated from the liquor ele
ment, who have been charged hereto
fore with making the fight against
prohibition, has taught a new lesson.
These business men have met, have
drafted resolutions, have asked the
people who think soberly on this ques
tion, to avert the calamity which con
fronts us. Those who were in the hab
it of damning everybody opposed to
prohibition, have been to some extent
made to think, and whether through
fear of disaster or what not, they have
studiously kept away the "paid agent"
and "paid agitator." As to what those
who have taken the other side of this
question living amongst us have done
we have no word of censure or com
plaint. We have no complaint to make
of gentlemen who came here under
the name of "business men" or other
wise, to give their experiences drawn
from conditions under prohibition as it
appears to them in their own towns.
This is all legitimate and right. We
have no objection to our temperance
friends sending boys about town strew
ing our front yards with "dry" litera
ture, notwithstanding some of them
have ordered us to "slop" the Specta
tor and some have burnt it as incen
diary. These things when done by
our home people do not cause the
slightest feeling of resentment. We
know people will do rash things under
excitement, things they often regret
afterwards. So these things when
done by our own people are perfectly
Now that the time for balloting has
come, we say again to our people that
Staunton'scondltion to-day is the best
in her history. 11 comes not from the
sale of whiskey, but from the
broad and liberal spirit of her citizens
. in the government of the city, in peace
ful, undisturbed business conditions,
giving warrant to investment, and en
couragement to trade. People come
here because of this, they trade with
• us because of our business methods,
they praise us because of our success,
they send their sons and daughters
here to be educated because they like
not only the real,';but the social and
the religious atmosphere. Can all '
these things be improved by the agita
tor? We think not. We for one will
not take the risks.
Staunton has no seminaries or other
school buildings for sale at public auc
tion for debt. Charlottesville has one
which is to go under the hammer.
Staunton brains and Staunton money
may save it. The effort is being made.
Mr. J. D. Via, business man from
Charlottesville, will please take notice.
Rev. Mr. Woodward, of Clifton
Forge, spoke again in Staunton on
the side of the Drys. I <
In Petersburg, a census was taken
before their local option election, and
it was ascertained what a small pro
portion of the burdens those who were
crying for prohibition bore in the ex
penses of the city; that is, how small
the taxes they paid and how infinites
imal their material aid. Then it crop
ped out that the whole ministerial body
of that town so loudly advocating pro
hition paid little or no taxes; and that
the men behind them creating the furor
A were very much like them in point of
■ giving material aid. When the dangers
and troubles confronting those who
A were really responsible for the govern
ment of the city and bore its ordinary
current expenses and furnished the
i support of its schools and the payment
of the city's expenses, were ful
ly realized, they openly and
boldly said, "We are going to manage
. this town." They saw that the im
ported agitator had no inserest
whatever, and that many of those
who were out and about, ordering
■ what should be done, were "real char
i ity patients," they firmly and calmly
took hold themselves, and the result
was that they beat prohibition in that
■ city nearly two to one.
i These are facts; they may have in
i them an element of coldness some peo
■ pie do not fancy; they may tell a plain
• truth which will grate on somebody's
■ nerves here, but they are facts and the
! facts may be much the same here. We
i believe they are, and if they are, we
are here to tell them to our people
i whether they hurt or. not. We do not
know whether such a poll has been
" made in Staunton; we hope it has, but
we do know that there is no reason to
■ believe it would differ from Peters
i burg. There in Petersburg, those who
, bear the brunt, and burden of govern
t ment, wanted a voice in its manage
■ ment; the people gave it to them, as
we believe they will give it here next
■ Thursday in Staunton.
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A gentleman of the "dry" persuasion
1 who tried to start the kitchen Are with
1 a few copies of the Spectator, found
" them too "wet" to burn.
Mr. Jordan in a published card in
. the daily papers of this city, says :
He does not seem to grasp the ques
, tion the Democrats have propounded.
1 We have never heard any body
—c a "Coalition between the tem
ce forces of the city." What has
charged is that there was a com
mtered into between Mr. Jordan
ertain Republican leaders to de
lie regular Democratic ticket at
,ime. This is the issue, and so
s we have seen, there is no direct
. denial of that charge in this or any
~ previous communication issued by
(r him. Did Mr. Jordan meet them at
0 the Eakleton Hotel, arrange the deal
.. and carry it out? This is all the Dem
n ocrats of this city ever asked or wanted
r to know. Bui as this is not really an
c issue now, we do not insist on any ans
y. wer, direct or indirect.
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The Catleleltsburg, Ky., prohibition
1 advocates in their recent wet and dry
fight imported a paid agitator, Rev. J.
W. West, who has been heard here,
"to save the boys." In doing so, they
well nigh lost the girls.
;- Now Charleston, W. Va., has gone
■- and done it. Subjected to the usual
>- pressure and demonstration and influ
t ence, the city council refused all liquor
i. licenses. Then, its members, discover-
Bhey8 hey would be subject individually
vil and criminal liabilities if they
opriated more money than the
> income, were forced to desperate
iures. They have ordered out all
treet lights, cut the police and fire
rtments in halves and practically
l abolished the health and street-clean
e ing departments. So the city is threat
' ened with a receivership.
J And, at the same time, we get from
3 Georgia, that more illicit distilleries
S were destroyed in that State during
- the year ending July Ist than were
? found the year before in all the four
r States of Georgia, Alabama, Florida
■ and Mississippi.
i These are practical, actual facts, il
. lustrative of prohibition as it really is.
Richmond News-Leader.
"Isreal, you like whiskey too well to
vote wet on Thursday next," said a dry
worker to a colored voter.
"Dal mout be so," said Isreal. "P.ut
does you while gennimen spect me to
vote fur what I doan't like ?"
The gentleman who prepared and
published an article in one of the daily
papers on Friday tending to show that
prohibition prohibits in Charlattes
ville, Clifton Forge and ('ovington,
need not have signed himself "A
Young Man." The article demonstra-
In talking to a few real Char
lottesville business men on conditions
, and telling them of the letter publish
ed by Mr. Walker and the speech of
Mr. Via of that place a little later, we
asked them why there were some per
sons over 'here who seemed still dissat
islied with prohibition if these things
were really true, a«i told to us ? One
gentleman shrugged his shoulders and
said, "One must live in Charlottes
ville to understand the value of such
testimony. Over there we regard it
just as we do sounds emanating from
empty casks. The more sound the
less they contain. < 'ome and see for
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With due respect to the preachers
themselves and to those who have
seen cause to bring them here to tell of
conditions in dry towns, we say that
they cannot know the facts. These
Reverend gentlemen have never gone
and never will go to dives of iniquity.
They can know nothing of them per
sonally, and should know nothing of
them, and we always respect them
more when they do not know of them.
What they really see is the best side,
■le "moral teacher," the "paid peri
tic," has seized upon the question
of prohibition, and undertakes to regu
late, manage and prescribe the use of
all beverages which exhilerate or in- ]
toxicate. He has moved aside the reg
ular minister of the gospel as too slow
lioo orthodox, but invites his co
ration; in other words, asks him to
I in after him if he is pleased to do
so. He tells tales of horror and star
vation, of sadness, of dissipation and
crime. Thus he moves the eyes to
tears, and the tender heart to weeping.
He avoids the church edifices as too
staid, and severe, anil chooses rather
the outdoor pulpit, the canvas tent, or
the tail-end of a wagon. From these
he probably asks the blessing of prov
idence, but when he logins his dis
course he neither opens the Bible for
a text, nor the New Testament for a
basis of his remarks, unless in the most
Ifunctory way.
o it is written that Jesus began His
ihing in Cana of Galilee by the
acle of turning water into wine,
at the end of His ministry, when
ut to be offered up, He instituted a
it, the great feast of the passover,
which wine was prescribed to be
nk as the holiest of all emblems of
His shed blood. No mention of this do
we hear from the "paid agitator," ex
cept by way of apology, or silly ex
The influx of Charlottesville "busi
ness men" promising to tell of prohibi
tion over there was something like the
Haag Show —small and very tame,
and attracted only a few who were
badly disappointed.
Charleston, W. Va., July 14.—1n an
effort to cut expenses so as to meet the
receipts and prevent a deficit in the city
treasury, tor which the members would
be civilly and criminally liable under
the State law, the Charleston board
of affairs has issued an order, effective
tomorrow, ordering till street lights cut
off, leaving the city in total darkness.
The police force will be reduced to
eight stroet men, four during the daj
and four at night. The street and fire
department forces will be greatly re
duced, and the health department cut
off entirely.
The board claims that without such
action a deficit would be created of
about $70,000, in which case the mem
bers would face a jail sentence.
Charleston, W. Va., is now Dry. Her
dust storm came not by a "Wet and
Dry" fight, but by virtue of a law in
that Stale which gives the city council
the power to say whether the town
shall or shall not issue license. The
council of Charleston decided to have
no license and the above is the result-
That city is one of the cities of that
State which will have to change its ex
pense list or grope in darkness for a
good while if she raises no revenue from
her liquor license.
Now let it be understood that in ad
vocating license we do not do so as a
revenue raiser or producer. If we did
not believe that Staunton can be much
better managed with licence than
without it the few paltry dollars drop
ped into the treasury would have no
place in the argument. We never
want a city or State to live on money
if that money be as some say it is,
"blood ruone}'," or tainted money."
We advocate license because it is our
firm belief that any city can thus reg-
Kte the liquor traffic that way better
n any other. The money is a mere
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Two "business men" from Char
lottesville came over last week to tell
us how prosperous Charlottesville is
under prohibition. One was the Rev.
Mr. Johnson, of the Methodist Church,
and the other Mr. J. D. Via, who
seems to be in the coal business. They
were both short on facts showing anj
very great increase in business. Bu
they were loud in their appeals to say
the students of the University and citi
zens of Charlottesville who send t
Staunton for their supply of liquor
If there ever was a town which weeps
tears of bitterness and regret over the
adoption of prohibition that town is
Charlottesville, and there will be a
petition soon presented asking for an
election with a view of seeing if they
cannot change conditions, and go back
to license. The "business men" fron
Clifton Forge, who were advertised
did not show up.
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A statement has appeared in the
press telling that Danville has increas
ed one million|dollars improperly values
since prohibition was adopted there.
On inquiry we learn that this increase
is all imaginary. It was made by the
assessor to enable the city to raise funds.
A piece of property formerly valued at
*10,000 would be increased to i 12,000,
and so on. If prohibition works as
well here as there, in the event we try
it, our property values can be increased
the same way, and Staunton people
can, and no doubt will, imagine them
selves very prosperous under an increas
ed assessment.
Over in West Virginia, in Pocahon
tas county, where prohibition has al
ways obtained, we have seen the docket
increased at one term by over 400 in
dictments for illicit sales of liquor,and
that was only a fraction of the number
that ought to have been made, if the
truth could have been gotten. Seven
teen gaming tables were plied in the
the Court House yard at one time, the
fruits of some raids by the ollicers.
A story is going the rounds that two
"old soaks" have been brought in by
certain advanced workers and thinkers
on prohibition, who are being well
supplied with money, and are to keep
drunk from this time till Uie election,
as an example and a warning, as well
as a strong argument in favor of pro
hibition. We take it that the importa
tions, if any sucli there are, may need
Bry strong argument to avoid the
n gang if they "hang out their
s 100 far over the sidewalk."
The gentleman who droppsd a circus
bill the other night when Rev. Mr.
Woodward was speaking; thinking it
was a copy of the Staunton Specta
tor which was being handed him,
later regretted his mistake.
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"John, how are you going to vote
Thursday, for "God or the Devil ?"
"Doan't knowsur, 1 haint been prop-
Staunton has been given a lot of ad
vice lately as to how to manage her
affairs, by persons living outside. Clif
ton Forge contributed a budget of
wisdom. Many municipal Solomons
live in that place, the "blown in the
bottle kind," so when seeking the
real thing it is best to call in Clifton
Forge first. New York, Chicago and
Philadelphia often send down there
when they get balled up, and imme
diately John Bowles and Ed. Snead
get busy and express their views, a
freight train would suit better to con
vey them, because of their specific
gravity, but l>eing of such priceless
value they are only transported by the
quickest and safest methods.
These two distinguished city fathers
were billed to speak in Staunton on
last night for the drys. Only Father
Bowles appeared. Father Snead was
busy elsewhere. He is decidedly the
brainiest of the two, as shown by this
fact. When men come here to tell us
what prohibition has done for them,
and for their town, and then pass their
town, and then behold "Buzzard's
Roost," that fringe of palative build
ings between the railroad and the pe
lucid Jackson's River, and view the
colored loungers as they lazily lie
about looking at the one bunch of ba
nannas hanging at the door of the one
and only occupied business house in
that row of stately bui!dings,one yearns
for City Father to tell him how it all
came about. We long for dry spell
binders from that town —Fathers who,
as soon as they hit the town and are
looked over, anybody would know
they were from Clifton Forge and very
dry. City Father Bowles and ('ity
Father Snead when seen in the broad
light of day carry conviction with
The letter of Mr. C. H. Walker of
Charlottesville, which our "Dry"
friends published with a good deal of
gusto, was written on March 13, 1908,
sixteen months ago. Even Charlottes
ville changes a little bit in 16 months.
In order to see just how taxes have
been placed in prohibition towns in
Alabama here are a few that came
about the time the Alabamian gave up
the ghost.
The doctor who attends him in his
last illness pays a license tax—and
quite a heavy one.
The undertaker has a rather heavy
tax put on him.
The merchant who furnishes burial
clothes is made to contribute heavily.
The livery stable man who furnishes
' tne mourners carriages has to swelter
under heavy license.
1 The hack driver pays for his privi
-1 lege.
The cemetery where the weary bones
rest, contributes its share.
1 The tombstone maker has to ante up
heavily before he can mark the last
1 resting place.
' All these, to say nothing ot the flo
rist and others who arrange the flow
' ers kind friends lay on his bier.
These may all be taxed at other
places, but not so heavily as in prohi
-1 bition Alabama.
Dead or alive they gel the dwellers
" down there.
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Mr. B. W. Lelterman, Chairman of
the Finance Committee of Charlottes
ville, has a letter in this issue. This
letter comes from a man who had a
. splendid business a few years ago in
that town, but who has been bank
' rupted by the loss of trade. His loss
of business which was that of a general
' merchant dates from the day prohibi
tion set in.
The distinction in the Fast, the great
! line dividing the Mohammedan from
• the Christian, is that one does not
i drink, the other does. The Moham
medan will not so much as allow a
: grape vine to grow on his premises. He
• denuded the finest country on carth —
i the rich portions of Palistine —of the
. vineyards, on account of his fanatical
religion. Are our people Mohamme
dans or ('hristians ?
The trouble with the peripatetic and
zealot, who preaches prohibition, is
that he sees no other vice. If a man
does not drink he is good enough for
him, and he is ready to rush to the aid
of any such in tiouble. No matter how
heinous the crime.
We learn through Mr. John T.
Delaney of Covington, that under pro
hibition in two years that town has
graduated 0 young men at Keeley In
stitutes,and that during the seven years
prior to prohibition only one graduate
went therefrom.
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Local option is said to work well in
Lexington. I f that be so, it is the only
thing that works there.
In Montgomery, Ala., the president
of their city council says, we have tax
ed everything except "pot licker."
Officer Lupton Badly Wounded.
Sunday morning Officers Lupton and
Long went to the home of Jim Stuart,
who was wanted lor escaping from the
chaingang some time ago, and while
Officer Long guarded the house Lupton
went in to make the arrest. On being
called on to surrender the negro began
firing at the officer. In drawing his
pistol Mr. Lupton drew his holster
with it and was holding it in the left
hand when the bullet from the negro's
pistol struck it, passing through and
breaking a rib over his heart, passed
downward and made a serious wound.
Officer Long iired several shots at the
negro and he finally fell desperately
wounded. He was taken .to jail and
locked up and yesterday was thought
to be out of danger. Mr. Lupton was
taken to the King's Daughters' hospi
tal where his wound was attended to,
and while suffering a great deal it is
said he is not dangerously hurt. It
appears that the negro is a desperate
character and has given the police con
siderable trouble.
Mrs. J. Addison Haynes, daughter
of Jefferson Davis, president of the
Confederacy, died at her home at Colo
rado Springs, Colo., on Monday. Her
remains will be taken to Richmond
and buried in the Davis section in
Hollywood Cemetery.
Turn off all street lights. ,
Reduce the police force from u0 to 14,
leaving five street men on during the
day and five at night.
Abolish the first ward fire station.
Cut the West Side fire station to
two men.
Reduce the Central lire station to
six men.
Abolish the health department, in
cluding garbage wagons and sanitary
Reduce the street department to a
superintendent und five day laborers.
Cut off the free beds in the General
Cut off the street flushing wagons.
Abolish the office of assistant ceme
tery sexton and several other minor
Lynchburg has increased license
taxes, and we hear that washerwomen
over there now have to pay a license
tax before they can hang clothes on a
line. If this were known among our
Staunton washerwomen they would
hardly feel easy, should their hus
bands vote dry.
Charlottesville under prohibition has
increased her license taxes, and is la
boring with a municipal debt. She is
laboring also under other disturbing
conditions she never knew before.
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Charlottesville, Va., 7-10-09.
President Staunton Business Men's As
sociation, Staunton, Va.
Dear Sirs: —I beg to acknowledge re
ceipt of yours of 15th inst. with en
The copy of the letter from Mr. C.
H. Walker (City Treasurer) bears
date of March 81st, 1908, and states
facts which are true about the city not
being in bank for any borrowed money
at that time, but he failed to state why
that condition of affairs existed. Dur
ing the year 1906 the city of Charlottes
ville sold an issue of bonds to com
plete our new reservoir, and the city
used this money until it was necessary
to pay the contractors, therefore it was
not necessary to borrow any money,
but wire him if such a state of affairs
exists at present, and you willj find us
again in bank. 1 made this statement
which can be borne out by any fair
minded resident of our town —that
there are more houses vacant in this
town than has been for 10 years past,
and in many cases rents have decreas
ed 20 per cent. Furthermore, at the
last meeting of the city council, extra
appropriations were made to carry
every department over until the be
ginning-of the next fiscal year, which
will necessarily decrease the appropri
ations for the year 1910.
If any merchant now doing business
here will slate that his business is as
good as it was two years ago (panic
year) he is a rare exception, and I do
not believe that there are live that can
make such a statement truthfully.
Has the attendance of students at our
I'niversity increased since the town
went "dry?" Let those in authority
answer. It was argued that we would
have the largest attendance ever
known if liquor was stamped out. This
fact has failed to be realized, and as
much liquor has been shipped to this
seat of learning as was ever bought in
the city.
Inquire from our local banks as to
conditions of affairs and you will re
ceive unbiased and free opinions which
cunnot be refuted or questioned.
Concerning the sentiment expressed
by Mr. Walker in 1908, your will find
to-day an entirely different view exists
and if an election is held here in the
near future, you' will find this town
once more as one of the wet towns of
the State.
With best wishes, remain,
Yours respectfully,
B. W. Lkttekman,
Chairman Finance Committee.
Georgia has furnished a parly to tell
how well prohibition works in thai
State. The further one gels away from
Georgia the better prohibition sounds.
To Public School Teachers.
Send your name and address lojlhe
undersigned and receive free by return
mail an artistic monthly calendar for
nine months.
J. G. Dunsmore,
7 2 1m Staunton, Va.
Dealness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eu
stachian Tube. When this lube is in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is en
tirely closed, Deafness is the result, un
less the inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to its normal
conditions, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of ten are caused
by Catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous sur
We will give One Jlundred Dollars
for any case of by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
('atarrh Cure. Send for circular free.
F. J. OH FN FY & CO., Props.
Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family l'ills for consti
Do You Get Up
With a Lame Back?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and
,, ., bladder remedy, be-
> —rL-Jry 'I cause of its reniark-
III able health restoring
|L properties. Swamp-
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I; / Si ' every wish in over-
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L pain in the back, kid-
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\r I a '"l cvcr . v P art <- the
* __>c_vr _ urinary passage. It
__,r.-SSSF—-a*- corrects inability to
hold water and scaldingpain in passingit,
or bad effects following use of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the night.
Swamp-Root is not recommended for
everything but if you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble, it will be found just
the remedy you need. It has been thor-
oughly tested in private practice, and has
proved so successful that a special ar-
rangement has been made by which all
readers of this paper, who have not al-
ready tried it, may have a sample bottle
sent free by mail, also a book telling
more about Swamp-Root, and how to
findoutif youhavekid- _______%•__.
neyor bladder trouble.
When writing mention fj_SJ_„iK -_SS9tes~3
offer in this paper and wHBKStili j)j|X£JHH
send your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Home oiSSmp-Root.
Binghamton, N. Y. The regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles are sold by
all druggists. Don't make any mistake
but remember the name, Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad-
dress, Binghamton, N, Y., on every bottle.
Primary August slh.
iok mm of uclegaies. j
To the Voters of Augusta t 'ounty ai.d
the I 'ity of Staunton :
Having received numerous inquiries
as to whether or not I would be a can
didate In the next primary for the
(louse of Delegates, and many assur-'
ances oi support, 1 respectfully an
nounce mysell us a candidate and ask
tin- .support oi all Democrats in Tity
ami crnmly. The western part of the
county has nevei hail a representative
and maj fed entitled to some local con
sideration. I f elected, I realize that I
will be the servanl of the people, to
transact their business, and will at all
limes, lie jis trur to the trust reposed in
me as I have been to any trust in the
past, and will spare no werl: or pains
to benefit my constituents in every way
possible. ;.'•■-].< i-tin-11 yours,
To li c voters of Augusta County and
ihe City of Staunton:
frequent inquiry having lieen made
by friend*, both in lhe county and city,
as to « helher it was my purpose to be
a candidate for re-election to the next
House of Delegates, I feel il is due I
.should respond U> the inquiry.
Being very grateful totiie people of
the county ami iiiy lor Hieir cordial
support in lite past, ! again announce
in;, candidacy for rcnomination before
tbe next Stale !»C;u.icraUc I'ruuary.
If nominated and e'eeted, I shaft use
every ellort ii promote the interests of
all :!:.■ people so far as they are brought
to in\ knowledge.
I loping to r<■; i iveyour inlluenee and
vole, 1 inn, very res pet-: fully,
Accepts Call to Stand for House of
To Messrs. Clarke Worlhington, Flijah
Coiner, W. H. Gardner, at. H. Ellis,
C. I*. Bowman, D. L. O'Oonner, Bam.
Younl, W. b\ Gilkeson, S. M. Shep
herd, W. A. Freed, T. C. Dickerson,
John 11. McClure, C. L. Harman, W.
W. Sproul, J. W. Montgomery, An
drew Howling, John S. I'aucake, J.
W. Vawter, VV. H. Landes, and oth
Gentlemen:—ln response to your call
extended to me to become a candidate
for the House of Delegates, 1 have
deemed it prudent to materially con
sider this matter, hence the seeming
delay in its acknowledgement.
Such a call from the sturdy citizens
of Augusta ('ounty and the City of
Staunton, can only be regarded as a
compliment worthy of the highest ap
preciation. It is a source of much
gratification to feel that so many of my
friends and fellow-citizens manifest
this confidence in me.
As an humble citizen, deeply inter
ested in the welfare of our people I de
sire to advance and promote their ma
terial interests in every way to the best
of my judgment and ability. On each
of us some public duty is imposed, and
in such a light I regard this call. To
yield to personal considerations would
relieve me of this responsibility, but I
am unwilling to deny such service as
in the opinion of my fellow-citizens I
am able to render.
I have never been a candidate for of
fice, county or slate, but in response to
this call, and pledging my best efforts
to a faithful performance of the duties
such a trust will impose, and relying
upon your active aid and co-operation,
I announce myself a candidate for the
House of Delegates, subject to the dem
ocratic primary to be held August oth,
1909. Very respectfully,
july2-tf J. F. TEMPLFTON.
Mr. Kemper Accepts Call.
Staunton, Va, June 28th, 1909.
Messrs. 11. K. Summerson, John H.
Bowman, John W. Montgomery, W.
W. Sproul, Wm. H. East, Bailey
Dunlap, H. Clay Palmer, VV. G.
Abney, R. VV. Moffett, P. V. Coffey,
John T. Smith, Theo. Coiner, M.
Bruce Whitmore, R A. Todd, R F.
Larew, C. S. Watson, E. McLear, H.
B. Sproul and others:
Gentlemen:—ln response to your call
published in the Staunton Dispatch
and Mews on the 27th, inst., allow me
to say, that this expression of confid
ence on the part of so many of the good
people of Augusta ('ounty and the ('ity
, of Staunton, is very gratifying.
Relying on the cordial support of my
friends who have signed this call, and
many others who have urged me to
enter this race, 1 announce myself a
candidate for the House of Delegates
from Augusta County and the City of
• Staunton, subject to the Democratic
primary to be held August sth, 1909.
If nominated and elected, I pledge
my best efforts to secure the passage of
such laws as will best promote the
moral and material welfare of my
('ounty and State.
july 2-tf JAM KS R. KEMPER.
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A show in a substantial way that we appreciate your trade a
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9 our prices in any v. ay. All goods you buy here we shall per- w
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J Our proposiiion which enables \ou to secure one of these '
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1 You have a ehanee now to buy a Brick Business House and home
i in one building, located on Haile street in Staunton, Va. A ware
[ room, stable, good lot and garden. The small sum of SI,GOO pays
< for all. I want cash, hence this good bargain is offered.
l Building. Real Estate and General Insurance.
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June 25-.Sm Staunton, Va. j
[71st Year Htnlr Military, Scientific and
I Tenhniri.il Soliool Thorough courses of
gel prat and applied Chemistry and ill
Kleotiiont ami Civil Knglnpering Degree
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years exc.lii-.ivc of oiulit. For information
atMrvea. K. W. NICHOIS.
6 18 fit Snpt.
Staunton, Va., June 23, 1909.
James 11. Skinner's Kx'ors,
Fanny Skinner, and als.
Pursuant todecree of the circuit court
of Augusta county, entered in the fore
going cause on the 29th day of Septem
ber, 190S, I shall proceed at my office
in Staunton, Va., on the
2(>thdav oi July, 1909,
to make further settlement of the ac
counts of Joseph A. Waddell and Alex.
!K. Rolierlson, executors of Jas. H.
| Skinner, dec'd., and of H. M. Mcllha
ny, agent for the real estate.
' (! 2o .">t Master ('ommissioner.

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