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Staunton gpectatoi
Friday, July 30.1909
Mr. J. E. Rohrer of Churchville, is
in Washington on business.
Mr. H. T. Cover, of Covington, was
a visitor here Friday.
Mr. Frank Foster, ot Birmingham,
Ala., is visiting his old home here.
Mrs. Thos. J. Harman is visiting
relatives here.
Mrs. J. VV. Kennedy and her two
daughters, of Charleston, VV. Va., are
spending the summer at Greenville.
The family of Rev. Dr. A. M. Fraser
has gone to Panacea Springs to spei.d
the summer.
Mr. N. C Kester is spending his
vacation at his old home in Monroe
Mr. Frank B. Kennedy, wife and
ii. He daughter, are spending sometime
at Virginia Beach.
Mis. John I). Masincup has relumed
from a visit to friends in Lynchburg
and other places.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Diamond have
been spending some time at Mt. Elliott
Mrs. Arista Hoge and Miss Bessie
Hoge have returned from a visit to
Glasgow and Natural Bridge.
Miss Hannah VV right has returned i
from a visit to Mrs. L. W. Foster in i
Mrs. Chas. F. Bodley has gone to
Philadelphia, after a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Bodley.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. P. Gooch and chil- ,
dren have returned from a visit to Cov
Among the visitors here Monday were j
Messrs. J. H. Rohrer and J. E. Dia- ]
nwiid, of Churchville.
Mr. Geo. B. Shepp has sold his resi- (
deuce on Sherwood Aye. to Mr. J. C. ;
F. Bell.
Mr. J. A. Rubush of the Stover sec- *
tion, went to Weyer's Cave Tuesday to '
attend the funeral of his uncle. '
Rev. Dr. VV. N. Scott is home from |
Siatesville, N. C, where he attended a
reunion oi his family.
Mr. Cecil Burton and wife have been j
spending some time with Mr. Burton's ,
parents at Churchville.
StMrs. J. M. Echols, who was the guest 1
of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McGuffin, has i
gone to Harriston to spend some time. 1
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Taylor and Miss '
Mazie Taylor have gone to Berkeley
Springs, VV. Va., to spend some time. '
Mr. L. E. Hicks, of craigsville, at
tended the meeting of the board ot
governors of the C. and O. Hospital
Association in Richmond last week.
Miss Ruth Goidon Pilson has return- i
ed to her home iv North Wilkesboro, <
N. C, after a visit at the home of ('apt. I
S. F. Pilson. (
Judge Samuel VV. Williams, one ol !
the candidates for Attorney-General,
spent Saturday in the city, making
new friends and greeting old ones.
John VV. Stephenson, of Warm
Springs, was among the visitors here '
Monday, and called at our office to see
the editor on business.
Mr. R. L. Parrish, who recently re- j
turned from a trip abroad with his wife. .
came down from Covington Tuesday -
on business.
Judge Barley of Alexandria, who is
largely interested in the Wilderness .
property in the Deerfield Valley, is on .
an outing there.
It is announced that the "Wets" are
making preparations to call a local i
option election at Basic City as soon :
as the time limit expires.
Mr. J. H. Chittum.with his wife and '
little daughter, have returned to Criags. '
ville after a week's outing spent in '
driving through the mountains of Vir- '
ginia aud West Virginia.
Mrs. Jones Fuller of .South Carolina, i
who had been spending some time al
the Hot Springs, stopped off here to
visit Misses Katherine and Elizabeth
Hoge. ,
The many friends of Miss Irene
Haislip, who underwent an operation
for appendicitis last week at Clifton
Springs, N. V., will be glad to know
that she is improving rapidly.
Clayton McCray, the man who some
time ago struck officer Robertson with
a bottle, was tried Wednesday in the
corporation court and given a year in
the penitentiary.
Mrs. A. C. Fultz, Mrs. T. M. Parkins
and Misses Madge Alby and Virginia
Parkins and Mr. John Alby have gone
to Mount Elliott Springs to spend two
Tuesday the town ol Shenandoah
voted "Wet" after being dry two years.
The majority was 19 out of a vote of 17; i.
This place has charged around every
two years.
Captains C. M. East and H. L.
Opie, Lieutenants E. V. Peaco and J.
P. Ast and Sergeants Douglas and
Roberts of the local military compa
nies, took part in the long range con
test of State troops at Williamsburg.
Mr. R. A. Palmer whose genial face
always gladdens his friends, was here
last week for a few days, but has been
called back to Baltimore by his busi
ness house, and will remain there until
The Beverly Manufacturing Co. has
purchased the plant and good will of
the Colonial Co. The college, penant,
flags, etc., which have been made by
these two concerns have won a national
reputation, and Mr. Albert Shultz,
who introduced the work here some
years ago, is to be congratulated on
having worked up the trade to such an
extent. Mr. Shultz has only recently
returned from an extended western
trip, and reports a most encouraging
, Miss Minnie Bumgardner, one of the
best trained nurses of Staunton, has
gone to Morganton, N. C, where she
will be in charge of a large hospital for
several months. She will be greatly
missed here.
The fire at Orange Court House,
which destroyed the hotel and a num
ber of surrounding buildings, left a
wider waste than most people would
think. The business portion of that
town was well nigh wiped out.
Mr. Wm. Lamer has the contract
i for the improvements at the Beverley
Manor High School building. Grano
lithic walks and steps will be laid and
the yards nicely sloped and at the foot
of terrace a granolithic coping will be
A large number ol Augusta and
Staunton Republicans went down to
Newport News to attend the State con
vention, which met on Wednesday.
The nomination and adoption of the
platform were to have been made yes
terday, too late for us to get them.
Capt. Geo. H. Moffett, ex-speaker of
the West Virginia House of Delegates,
who spent a part of the winter here at
the Virginia Hotel, is now in Waynes
boro where he has been for some time.
We regret that his health has not met
the improvement he had hoped.
Mrs. R. H. Catlett, with her two
daughters, Misses Amy and Elizabeth,
and her brothers, Messrs. Erskine and
W. P. Gay, will sail Saturday for a
trip abroad. They will make a driving
trip through Scotland, and then spend
some time in England, being absent
several months.
Mr. J. Frank Churchman, a son of
the late Dr. Vincent T. Churchman, of
Greenville, died at his home in Phila
delphia on the 18th, leaving a wife and
one son. Two brothers and a sister
also survive him. He had for many
years been a traveling salesman for a
wholesale house in Philadelphia.
Messrs. M. F. Eakle and R. L.
Meyerhoeffer two prominent young
men of the New Hope section, left
Tuesday for lowa, where they expect
to make their future home. They will
settle near South English, where so
many Augusta people already have
Highland Recorder: Mr. Ed Wilson,
of Staunton, at one time a resident of
Monterey and in the employ of Bishop
Bros., spent a day or two at Monterey (
early in the week.—Mr. Newt. Wilson, ,
formerly of Churchville, now of Har- <
risonburg, was in town Thusday, and (
went from here lo Mr. George Dud- ,
ley's near Hightown.
Last Saturday our old friend ('apt.
J. Theo. Long left for Richmond to en- "•
ter the home for old Confederate sol- <
diers. Capt. Long was for many years <
active in city affairs, holding several 1
prominent positions in the city govern- <
ment. He will be as much missed .
from our city as any man we could
One of the most important real estate
transactions for some time was closed
when the Southern Ry. acquired title
to lot 87, square 724, located on D St.
northeast, Washington, between First "
and Second streets. The price paid for
the property was about, f21,000. The
new structure to be built on it will be
one of the largest and finest office
buildings in Washington, and will be
occupied by a part of the clerical force
and general officers of the compauy as
soon as completed.
The remains of our former townsman, i
Mr. Thos. ('. Kinney, who died last
summer in Manilla, reached here Wed
nesday and the funeral service was
held at the family lot in Thornrose
cemetery. Mr. Kinney had been in
the Philippines for some time praclic- ;
ing his profession and had made ijuite 1
a reputation there. He was a son of
the late Maj. Alex. F. Kinney and was
very popular at his old home.
Major J. C. Arbogast, a former sher- '
iff of Pocahontas county, VV. Va., was '
in Staunton last week on a visit to his '
nephew,'C. R. Moore. He reports that '
wells will be sunk in the neighborhood
of Greenbank in that county at once :
for oil and gas. This is the neighbor
hood where there is what is known as
the "burning mountain." This moun
tain has been on fire for more than a '
year and all experts agree that it is a '
gas vein which is on fire. He also ]
states that a side line of railway will
be extendeded from Cass up Deer
Creek to develop the large timber in
terests there. This is being worked on
now. This will pass directly through
the territory where the wells are to be
A number of capitalists met here this
week and decided to build a railroad
from Millboro lo connect with the
Chesapeake-Western at Stokesville.
One of the finest sections of the State
will be opened up to commence when
this road shall have been completed.
Hon. Jacob Yost of this city, presided
at the meeting, and among other pres
ent were Mr. J. H. Blackman of Penn
sylvania, Messrs. VV. C. Craig of Deer
-1 field, J. H. West of Warren, Pa., H.
W. Walters of lrvington, Pa., and
■ Dudle3*, Bryan and Macklefresh of
1 Parkersburg, VV. Va., and Judge L. C.
Barley of Alexandria, and Mr. C. B.
: Williams of the ('hesapeake-Western.
The managers of the Theatre, Messrs.
Barkman it Shultz, announce that
they have secured for the coming sea
son a large number of fine attractions,
in fact the best in the history of the
house. For the benefit of our readers
we give a few of them: Joseph Jeffer
son in the "Herietta," "Lion and the
Mouse," Adalaide Thurston, Chas. B.
i Hanford, "Climax," "Paid in Full,"
[ Norman Hackett, Florence Gear, "The
, Pickerts," "Knight for a Day," "Isle
• of Spice," Paul Gilmore, Al. G. Field,
I "Girl of ihe Golden West," "A Stub
, born Cinderella," "A Gentleman from
1 Mississippi," "Parsifal," Cat and Fid
-1 die," etc.
1 Quite a number of these attractions
j will give matinee performances in or
-1 der to accommodate our friends from
I the county who cannot attend the
night performances.
Mrs. J. J. Clements died at her home
in Fordwick Wednesday of last week
and the funeral services were conduct
ed Thursday. For a number of years
she was a resident of Buena Vista.
She is survived by her husband and
two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Spence
and Mrs. Henry Corbin, both of whom
reside in Buena Vista.
Buena Vista, July 27.—Mr. James H.
Bartlett died at the home of his broth
er, C. VV. Bartlett, in this city, at 8
o'clock Saturday night from the effects
of a complication of diseases, at the age
of 39 years. He was a nativeof Shenan
doah Colllll3', and for a number of 3'ears
was a resident of this city, and is sur
vived by his mother and two brothers,
C. VV. Bartlett, of this city, and E. W.
Bartlett of Garey, VV. Va.
The friends of Mr. Henry S. Ruff,
were much shocked Wednesday morn
ing to learn of his death which occurred
about 9 o'clock, after a three weeks' ill
ness of typhoid fever. He had for more
than ten years been a clerk in the post
office, and was clerk of the civil service
board. Mr. Ruff was a son of the late
Jos. S. Ruff.and was about 37 years of
age. In 1892 he married Miss Susie
Uailey of the county, and she and two
children survive him. The funeral
took place yesterday afternoon from
his late residence and was conducted
by his pastor, Rev. Dr. VV. N. Scott.
Mr. Clifton Taliaferro of the Lone
Fountain neighborhood, who was
brought to King's Daughters' hospital
last Thursday and operated en for ap
pendicitis, died on Tuesday afternoon.
The remains were taken home and the
funeral took place yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Taliaferro had only been married
a few monthi, and his young wife and
his mother were with him when the
end came.
mr. p. j. caU.UK.
Mr. P. J. Craun died on Monday at
Mossy Creek of typhoid fever, after an
illness of some weeks. He was about
50 years of age and was well-known in
the county. He is survived by his
wife, who was a Miss Kurch, four sons
and three daughters, two half sisters,
Mrs. Sara Sherman, of California, and
Mrs. Margaret Huffman, of Church
ville; two half brothers, JohnH. Craun
of Minnesota, and L. H. Craun, of
Spring Hill. The funeral was con
ducted at Summit church by Revs. H.
G. Miller, H. C. Early and Peter Gos
hen yesterday at 11 o'clock.
Mr.Alfred Arnistrong,one of theoldest
and best known citizens of Highland
county, died quite suddenly Wednes
day at Doe Hill. ."Although his health
had not been good for some months his
death was entirely unexpected. Mr.
Armstrong was about 80 years old, and
was held in the highest esteem by all
who knew him. He issurvived by his
wife, who was Miss Martha Wilson,
two daughters, Mrs. John Mohler and
Mrs. Richard Whitmore, and three
sons, Messrs. O. (.'. and Marvin Arm
strong of this city, and Mr. Will Arm
strong. A daughter, Miss Ruth, died
about a month ago.
.Mr. Benjamin Franklin Ruebush, a
prosperous farmer and stock dealer,
died on Monday morning at his home
near Weyer's Cave, alter an illness of
two months from plurisy and con
sumption, aged 00 years, 8 months and
9 days.
Mr. Ruebush is survived by his wife,
who wes before martiage Miss Bettie
Freed and four daughters, Mrs. Cora
Engie of Dayton, Uhio, and Misses
Bertie, Barbara and Bessie, who reside
at home. He is also survived by three
brothers and two sisters—Mrs. Jacob
Whitmore of Mt. Sidney, and Mrs.
Frank Whitmore of Dayton, Ohio, and
Rev. George VV. of California, John H.
of .Mt. .Sidney, and Harvey, of Albe
marle county. Mr. Ruebush was an
ardent Democrat and always worked
for the best interest of his party. He
was a voter in Rockingham counly,and
a member ot the county committee. M r.
Ruebush was a member of the Luthe
ran church, and his funeral took place
Wednesday morning from Melancthon
chapel, conducted by Rev. D. VV. Files
of Mt. Sidney, and the interment was
in the adjacent cemetery. The follow
ing nentlemen acted as pall-bearers:
Messrs. E. S. Sheet, Erasmus Funk
houser, VV. E. Pence, Harvey Tutwi
ler, J. N. Crawford and J. B. Kagey.
»■♦ » •■ —-
Mr. John W. Lackey.
Mr. John VV. Lackey, a well-known
farmer of the Fancy Hill neighbor
hood, died at his home Tuesday even
ing at 9 o'clock. He had been in bad
health for about two years. Mr. Lack
ey was in the 561h year of his age and
until about two years ago, had been
deputy treasurer under Mr. S. R.
Moore, treasurer of Rockbridge coun
ty. He had occupied this responsible
position for a period of about 12 years,
and was known as a very faithful and
efficient public servant.
Mr. Lackey was the son ol Preston
Lackey, of Rockbridge county, who
died of injuries received in the Civil
War. He leaves a widow, who was
Miss Mary Sheets, of Augusta county,
and two small children.
The funeral services took place this
morning at 11 o'clock from Falling
Springs Presbyterian Church, and
were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wil
liams, pastor of the church.—Rock
bridge News.
Falls to His Death.
Buena Vista, July 25.—Uriah Coffey,
a young man, about twenty years of
age, was picked up by the train crew
of No. 83 near Midvale, a few miles
north of here, this morning badly hurt,
from which injuries he died to-day at
this place. It is supposed he fell f r om
a train in makirlg his way from West
Virginia to this city.
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Niagara Falls
F'xcursions via the C. & 0., Washing
ton and Lehigh Valley route are more
popular this year than ever before. The
C. & O. will sell very low rate tickets
for trains arriving Washington 3:40 p.
m. August oth, and 6.40 a. m. August
6th, 1909, good 15 days, and allowing
numerous stopovers. Consult the tick
et agent.
Churchville Items.
Churchville, July 24.—Mr. Lacy Wil
son and family from Bristol, Term.
have returned to their home, after i
very pleasant visit to his aunt, Mrs
Nettie Bear.
Prof, and Mrs. Euritt from Highland
and are now visiting in Maryland.
Mrs. Minor Fry is now recovering
from an attack of typhoid fever.
Mrs. Laura Bear with her sons, Mas
ters James and Robert, have securer'
board in our suburbs, and will reman:
some weeks.
Miss Addie Campbell from Amherst.
is a guest at Dr. Blair's.
Mr. and M rs. Frank Bucher of Staun
ton, were visiting M«. and Mrs. Gilk
Mrs. Mac Stover from South Boston,
Pned to her home there.
. H. Hoover from Staunton,
I her relatives and will remain
>ks in our midst,
effort is being made to get by
ion a sum sufficient to im
■ road upon which the Presby
terian and U. B. churches are located.
Farmers are busy in hay-fields, the
recent fine weather, being favorable foi
There is a great scarcity of all kinds
of fruit, but gardens generally are
The pike is steadily nearing its ter
minus at Lone Fountain. For perfec
tion of travel it cannot be excelled.
Mrs. Nalie Jones, who has been vis
iting at Doe Hill, has returned to hei
home in Churchville.
Dr. Moore from Craigsville, will fill
Mr. White's pulpits Sunday, the Ist ol
Mrs. Stoutamyer is very much com
plaining at present.
We are glad to report the general
health of our community par excellent.
Rain would be beneficial to corn and
gardens at present.
Mr. Geo. Cook and his sister, Miss
Mary, were callers at Dr. Blair's Fri
day afternoon.
Mr. Allen of Berkeley Springs, is a
guest at the home of his father-in-law,
Mr. W. J. Burton.
There is general rejoicing among the
female population of this "part of the
moral vineyard" over the result of the
recent election in the city of Staunton.
1 4 09) 9 4
GUST 7, 1909.
uthern Rail way announces greatly
reduced round trip fares August 6th
and 7th from all stations Washington
to Harrisonburg, inclusive; final return
limit August Bth, 1909. Special trains
will be operated from Harrisonburg,
Edinburg and Front Royal and return.
See flyers distributed.
tL. S. Brown, Gen. Agt.,
tractive tire at Waynesboro.
Last Sunday a fire of unknown origin
destroyed the large warehouse of J. W.
Ellison, Son & Co., of Waynesboro,
and for a time it was feared that other
buildings in the immediate neighbor
hood would also go. The local fire
company aided by Basic City, worked
so well that the flames were gradually
gotten under control, though not until
damage to adjoining buildings had
been sustained. The Staunton fi re de
partment was called on, but before an
engine and train could be gotten reads',
notice came that they would not be
needed. Air. Ellison stated that his
loss would be between $15,000 and *20,
--000; with about $10,000 insurance. For
tunately for the Lambert Furniture
Co., one of the largest and best known
in this section, the flames were checked
before they extended across the street.
Stover News.
Miss Katie Camp has returned to
Lynchburg after visiting relative here.
Mr. Fred Driver, wife and little
daughter, of Stuart's Draft, are visiting
Mrs. Driver's parents.
Mr. A. S. Woodhouse of Staunton,
spent Saturday and Sunday with his
friend, Mr. J. E. Rohrer, at Church
Miss Maude Hiner of Fishersville, is
visiting the Misses Hiner at Parnassus.
Miss Margaret Gilkerson, has re
turned from Covington where she has
been attending the summer school of
methods. She was accompanied home
by her friend, Miss Elizabeth Wallace.
Mr. Ott of near Staunton, is visiting
R. L. Davies.
Plan Coal Development.
Grafton, VV. Va., July 25.—With the
expected completion of the Virginian
Railway to its coal lands in Raleigh
county, the Winding Gulf Colliery
Company, of Cincinnati, will begin ac
tive preparations within the next thir
ty days for the development of the
mines. The property consists of 3,300
acres, situated on Winding Gulf Creek,
and is underlaid with a vein of high
grade New River coal measuring from
5 to 6 feet.
It is the purpose of the company, of
which Justus Collins is president, to
erect a large power plant, tipples, of
fices, stores, and houses, and develop
its mines to a capacity of 500,000 tons
New Advertisement.
The attention of our readers is called
to the card of Mr. W. A. Rife of Way
nesboro, announcing himself and inde
pendent candidate for the House ol
Delegates from Augusta.
' Geo. W. Blackley calls attention to
his line of fertilizer for fall planting.
The houses he represents have reputa
tions of long standing, and it will pay
you to see him before buying.
If you want a nice home and store
property, be sure and read the adver
lement of Mrs. T. R. Blackburn in
s issue.
Seared With a Hot Lron,
scalded by overturned kettle—cut
th a knife—bruised by slammed
door—injured by gun or in any other
way—the thing needed at once is
Bucklen's Arnica Salve to subdue in
flammation and kill the pain. It's
earth's supreme healer, infallible for
boils, ulcers, fever sores, eczema and
piles. 25c, at H. F. Hughes, Staun-
Teachers Appointed.
The district boards of the North Riv
er, Pastures, Beverley Manor and Riv- i
erheads met last week and this and i
made the following appointments for i
the coming session:
Parnassus—Principal, N. E. Young; !
assistants, Miss M. Gilkerson, Miss
Leona Caldwell. i
Maybrook—Principal, Miss Marion
Kibler; assistant, Miss Pearle Kibler. •
Spring Hill—Principal, H. M. Bell; <
assistant, Miss May Stover. i
Harmony—Principal, John Glick; (
assistant, Miss Mattie Glick.
Centerville—Principal, to be sup- *
plied; assistant, Miss Gussie Landes. |
Moscow—Principal, S. H. Brenaman; 1
assistant, Miss Iva Sutton. <
Sangerville—Principal, Charles B. <
Harloe; assistants, Miss Rubie Amos, ]
and Miss Cora Argenbright. i
Emanuel—Principal, T. J. Argen- i
bright; assistant, Miss OUie Young. j
Mt. Zion—Principal, Miss Nannie
Hjmrick; assistant, Miss Mary Smith* '
Midway—To be supplied.
Mossy Creek—Principal, Miss Ger
trude Martin; assistant, Miss Virginia
Dudley. 1
Clover Hill—Miss Hour! - . (
Oakland—Miss Virgie Crosby.
Liberty—Principal, D. O. Good, as- )
sistant, Charles Good.
Mt. Solon—Principal, Miss FJeanor i
Smith; assistant, Miss Bonnie Bass.
Zetta—Miss Adele Ferrett. <
Maple Grove—J. E. Miller. I
White Hall—Miss Nettie Kanost.
Stokesville—Principal, Miss Vivian
Lohr: Miss Ollie Lohr
Craigsville—Miss Ella Avis, princi
pal; assistants, Misses Jessie Wickers,
Angie Wyatt, Josephine Browning. i
Augusta Springs—Mrs. Sal lie Ervine, :
principal; Miss Georganna Elott.
Deerfield—Miss Addie Sleg, princi
pal; assistants, Misses Alma Mont- i
gomery, Bertha Barnes.
City Hall—Miss O. O. Young. i
West Augusta—Not supplied. i
Jenning's Gap—Miss Sara Woodson.
Churchville—D. I. Suter, principal;
Misses Maud Masincup and Sadie
Brookside—Miss Florence Roher. ;
Chapel—Nat supplied. i
Dry Branch—Miss Florence Mas- !
Academy—Miss Cora Hudson, prin
cipal; high school department, Miss i
Cora Hudson and Miss Helen Barnes; .
grammar grades, Miss Estie Beard, i
and Mrs. Lena Tyler; primary depart- ;
ment, Miss Bessie Turner and Miss
Pearle Keister.
Hebron—J. T. Hamrie'<, principal;
Miss Eleanor White, grammar: Miss
Nora Wilkinson, primary. 1
Valley Mills—Miss Bessie Peck, prin- '
cipal; Miss Olive Whitmore, grammar; •
Miss Ethel Long, primary.
Belmont —Miss Lula Wallace, gram- 1
mar: Miss Ruth Pforr, primary. *
Mint Spring—Miss Sallie Christian, '
grammar; Miss Bettie Jones, primary. '
Boliver—Miss Carrie Snedegar, gram
mar: Miss Edith Clemmer, primary. ■
Stuart—Frank H. Greene.
Oak Grove—Miss Anne St. C. Tate. '
Arbor Hill—Miss Frances Britton.
Mt. Olivet—Miss Ella Martin. ;
Folly Mills—Miss Adele Berry. '
Penrose —Miss Anna Hedrick.
Oakland—Miss Gussie Smith.
Newport—Miss Lizzie Wright.
Walker's Creek —Miss Sallie Fix.
St. Mark—Miss Earle George, prin
cipal; Miss Nellie Rusmiselle, assistant.
Summerdean—Miss Virginia Mish.
Mt. Tabor —MissCallie Coppedge.
Middlebrook —Rev. G. L. Brown,
principal; Miss Lola Lewis, assistant.
McKamy—Miss Lena Brown.
Spottswood—Miss Fivelyn Johnston,
principal: Miss Dorothy Conn, assist
Broadhead—Miss Anna Rowan.
Stover—Miss Beulah Beard princi- '
pal; MissMelisha Berry, assistant,
Oakland—Miss Eleanor Reed. ,
Christian's Creek—Miss Mary P. j
Blackburn. '
Greenville—Prof. E. M. Hyde, prin- ;
cipal; assistants, Misses Rosa Blanton, !
Nettie Seymour,Jßessie Jones.
Pines —Miss Lena Mitchell.
Sunnyside—Miss Annie Shirley.
Cotapaxi—Miss Sue Watts.
Midway—Miss Geraldeine Graham,
principal; Miss Mac Hess, assistant.
Swanson —Miss Eva Hamilton.
Love's Run—Miss Lottie Smith.
Pleasant View—Miss Victoria Mc-
Summitt —Miss Roberta McOomb.
Lofton—Miss Bessie Ruff.
Airy Knoll—To be supplied.
To Public School Teachers.
Send your name and address to|the
undersigned and receive free by return
mail an artistic monthly calendar for
nine months.
J. G. Dunsmore,
7 2 lm Staunton, Va.
Very Low Week-End Round Trip
Now in effect via. Southern Railway
from Washington and Alexandria to
Sumerset, Warrenton, Harrisonburg,
1 Blue moot and intermediate points and
from these stations to Alexandria and
i Washingtou; tickets sold each Satur
i day and Sunday, limited returning
until Monday following date of sale.
These tickets will continue to be sold
until and including Sunday, October
I 3, 1909. jul3o-2m
Time is Money.
f Your leisure time may be turned
into money. Write to the Circulation
) Department of The Philadelphia Press
, and find out how you can do it. A
. liberal reward for a little exertion right
■in your home town. Ministers and
school teachers will find this a pleasant
. and profitable way of adding to their
. incomes.
i Write to-day to the Circulation De
partment of The Press, Seventh and
Sansom Streets, Philadelphia, Pa., and
mention where you saw this.
The Crime of Idleness.
Idleness means trouble for any one.
i Its the same with a lazy liver. It
• causes constipation, headache, jaun
i dice, sallow complexion, pimples and
• blotches, loss of appetite, nausea, but
1 Dr. King's New Life Pills soon banish
- liver troubles and build up your health.
25c., at B. F. Hughes, Staunton, Va.
Items of Interest.
Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Dandridge,
daughter of President Zachary Taylor,
died on the 25th at her home in Win
chester, after a sickness lasting several
weeks, in her 86th year. Until about
a month ago she enjoyed remarkably
good health.
Among the developments contem
plated in West Virginia are the Red
Run Coal and Coke Co., the Winding
Gulf Colliery Co., the Delta Lumber
Co., and the building of a narrow gauge
railroad for the Interstate Cooperage
The electric motorcar service, which
was inaugurated a month ago as an ex
periment on the Strasburg-Manassas
branch of Southern Railway, was dis
continued a few days ago, but it is un
derstood that the officials of the com
pany contemplate restoring the service,
as new and larger cars have been or
dered from the General Electric Com
Thieves entered the residence of the
Rt. Rev. Robert A. Gibson, Episcopal
Bishop of Virginia, at Park avenue,
Richmond, several days ago and after
packing up valuables of every descrip
tion, failed to get away with their plun
The Lane Bros. Company, the well
known railroad contractors, of Lynch
burg, who built the town of Alta Vista,
is thoroughly interested in the national
highway through this section and, in*
order to further the project, the compa
ny offers to build four miles of macadam
road from Alta Vista to the Ward road,
which will connect that place with
A fine deposit of clay for brick has
been discovered at Buffalo Gap, of
which the Cimiotti family are the larg
est owners. This tract has been held
for many years by the family, and will
no doubt be made a paying investment.
Senator Tillman continues quite ill
at his home near Trenton, S. C, and
friends say his condition is so bad that
there is little likelihood that he will be
strong enough to return to Washing
ton to vote on the tariff bill.
Robert Pitcairn, for years connected
with the Pennsylvania Railroad, died
at Pittsburg Monday night, aged 73
years. Mr. Pitcairn succeeded Andrew
Carnegie as superintendent of the
Pennsylvania Railroad at Pittsburg.
His last position was resident assistant
at Pittsburg to the president.
Judge William 1. Clopton, of the
Corporation Court of Manchester, died
Monday at Crockett Springs, after an
illness of three weeks, in the seventieth
year of his age.
Judge Daniel B. Lucas Dead.
Charleston, VV. Va. July 25.—Judge
Daniel B. Lucas, one of the most dis
tinguished citizens of West Virginia,
died at his home, Ryon Hall, Saturday,
after being sick for several weeks.
Judge Lucas, known as the poet of
the Shenandoah Valley, was born at
Charlestown on March 16, 1836. After
attending a number of private acad
emies he was sent to the University of
Virginia, during the session of 1851 and
1852, and remained there for four years,
when he was graduated. He then en
tered the law school of Judge John W«
Brook and was graduated from there
and commenced practicing law in his
native place in the spring of 1859.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bo
Bears the /TT S£fTZL
WeekEnd Seashore Excursions
I via C. 40.
id other popular New Jersey seashore
re orts.
1a)«* rate tickets sold every Friday
id Saturday to September 11, 1909,
c. from stations in Virginia west of
and including Gordonsville, limited to
following Tuesday. Choice of routes.
Stopovers allowed. Consult ticket
to; |
Fertilizers and Fertilizer
» Materials, Field Seeds,
Hay and Straw.
am now receiving my Fall Supply of
and farmers will find it to their profit
to call and examine my stock and get
prices, and whether tney->buy from me
i hope their labor will not be
the BEST Fertilizers I can
it an experience of 20 years'
with my father, and will sell
as can be afforded, and have
gent or middle man traveling
3 be protected and paid a com-
This is to the advantage of
omers and they shall have the
if the saving. I buy from such
iturers as have the highest rep
for reliability, and handle only
ie manufacturers' own estab
irands; my- customers, there
fore, must feel assured lhat in using
these goods they are doing the best
that can be done in this particular
BI carry in store throughout the
a full assortment of mixed fer
, Pure Bone Meal, Pure Dissolv
mal Bone, Acid Phosphate and
Muriate of Potash, naming as leaders
the following well known and popular
mixed brands: Detrick's Superior
■1 Bone Fertilizer, Detrick's Veg-
Patapsco Coon Brand Guano,
,' National Fertilizer. The Fer-
I offer have the guarantee of
the following named firms :
Patapsco Guano Co.. Detrick fertili
zer Co.. S. W. Travers & Co.
Qeo.W. Blackley,
(Successor to Jas.H. Blackley,)
•"•nville Avenue. • ■ Staunton. Va.
■a gib Rooms'I and 2,
m vXjBB? Crowle Building,
Phone 736. Va.
Take one with you on
your vacation.
Get a Kodak
It will perpetuate for years to come
the happiest memories of the day in
tangible form of pictures. It is suita
ble alike for the children, the young
lady or the older members of the fami
ly. A Kodak will offer the busy man
an intensely interesting hobby—it will
develop the faculty of observation in
the growing children—it offers a de
lightful cherished recreation to all.
Brownies $1.00 to $12.00
Kodaks $5.00 to & 100
and all the necessary supplies. Ask
for catalogue.
H. L. Lang',
Masonic Temple.
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.
200,000 ft. White Oak, Red Oak and
Black Oak, sawed strong inch, even
lengths, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 ft., green or
dry. To be delivered inside of 6 months
at the rate of 50,000 ft. per month.
Cash will be paid for same delivered at
our factory. Black walnut wanted at
all times, cash paid for same. Good
butt longs sawed strong 1J inches.
Young timber sawed strong inch.
Good prices paid.
Staunton, Va.
Farms Wanted.
We want a large number of farms for
clients in the North and Middle West
who wish to locate not a great distance
from Washington. If you wish to sell
your property send particulars or write
to American Realty Company,
Washington, D. ('. ■■
M Be
and have Repair Work done,
myder & Sheets
5 and 7 Frederick t Augusta Sts.
Phone 236.
r 5 -.
Tennis !
i ■
The season is now on. We
have this year the largest
stock of
Ever brought city.
It will pay you to look
over our line. Special prices
to teams ordering autiits.
Caldwell - Sites Go
Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.
Schedule subject to Changs without notice
In effect July 18,1909.
For Washington and the Not tli
3.09 and 11.15 a. m., daily.
For Bichmond and Norfolk.
2.09 a. m.; 11.15 a. in., daily, and 2.18 p. m
week days.
Local for Richmond.
10.08 a. m. and 2.35 p. m. daily.
Local for Charlottesville
7,32 p. in. daily.
For Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louie, Lor,
lsville and the West.
4.23 a. m.; and 8.12 p. m., daily.
Mountain Special for Hlnton.
4.20 P.m. weekdays.
Local for Clifton Force
1.30 p. m- daily, and 858 a. m., Sunday!
Local for Huntington
6.58 a. m. week days.
Founded in 1872. Incorporated by
the Legislature of Virginia, 1884.
Catalogue, testimonials and circu
lars sent free on application. Address,
6 2a <°.vi President.
Head of Public School System of Va.
Letters, Science, Law. Medi
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 Unizersity Postoffice, Va.
College of William and Mary
Healthfully located on the famous
Virginia Peninsula, where the Ameri
can nation had its birth. Alma Mater
of Jefferson, Marshall, Monroe and a
host of other makers of American his
1. Regular Academic courses leading
to A. 8., B. S. and M. A. degrees.
2. Normal classes to prepare young
men for positions in the public schools.
132 State appointments.
Total cost persession of nine months
(board and fees) w students preprring
to teach, $133.00.
Total cost (board and fees) to students
not holding State appointments $186.
Ask your school superintendent for
an appointment to Willliam and Mary.
Next session begins September 16th,
1909. For particulars address
Virginia Poljttiic Mis,
Degree courses in Agriculture, Ho
ticulture, Applied Chemistry, Applie
Geology, Civil, Mining, Mcchanica
and Electrical Engineering, Metallur
gy and Metallography, and Preparato
ry Veterinary Medicine. Sixty-four
Instructors. Thoroughly Equipped
Shops, Laboratories and Barns. Steam
heating and electric lights in dormito
ries. Library 12,000 volumes. Farm
1,100 acres.
(One year course for young farmers.)
Total cost of session of nine months,
including tuition and other fees, board,
washing,uniforms,medical attendance,
etc., $276.60. Cost to Virginia students
$226.60. The next session opens Wed
nesday, Sept. 22d, 1909.
Paul B. Barrixqer, M.D., L.L.D.
Teachers' Examination.
The last examination of teachers for
the public schools of Augusta county
for the session of 1909-10 will be held
in Staunton July 29th, 30th and 31st.
1 White teachers in the Main street
school building. Colored teachers in
colored school building.
All persons wishing to teach must
have a certificate in full force. Emer
gency certificates will be at a discount.
Do not depend on one of that kind.
Bring pen, ink and scratch paper.
Cap paper will be furnished by super
intendent at cost.
Examinations will begin promptly
at 9 o'clock. No opportunity will be
given to mnke up lost time.
Jul 9 3t Div. Supt
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W. Menefee & Co.,
10 Lawyers' Row,
Sired by Honest Joe, he by Joe Mc-
Dlelland, he by Old Bourbon Chief.
First dam by Humphries Wilkes, he
oy George Wilkes. Second dam by
Star Magic. Third dam by Coliver's
KENTUCKY CHIEF is a rich Mahoga
ay Bay, with black points. Foaled in
1904, 15-8 hands high, weighs 1150 lbs.
This handsome young stallion will
make the season of 1909 at R. H. Ash
by's Stabx-E (Thornburg's Big Barn)
»t $10.00 to insure a live colt. Not res
ponsible for accidents or esctspes. Mare
parted with or tried to another horse,
the money will be claimed for service
rendered by my horse.

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You should patronize our
Everything we sell is absolutely
pure and of the best quality.
We give special attention to the
filling of prescriptions and the
compounding of family medi
Our stock of drugs and sundries
usually found In an up-to-date
pbarmaey is complete and reli
able, and our prices are as low
as it is possible to sell the best
■roods at a profit.

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