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D %/ a c °mmitiee of three
m\ if editors in a contest re
cently held, tht Spec
tator was declared by them
to be the best weekly news
paper published in Virginia.
{Bushels Corn Per Acre
i build up your farm to produce 100
of corn per acre, and even a bigger yield
utic rotation, careful seed selection and good
vith good implements, proper cultivation, and
Virginia-Carolina
Accept no substitute. If your dealer is out
srtilizers, write us and we will tell you where
11. Write for a free copy of our 1910 Farmers'
cor Almanac. It will tell you how to get
Id of corn.
SALES OFFICES 1
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Stomach and Howel Ailments. You can depend on it. Don't worry'
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Grey Fox, f1.25; Minks, dark, 16.00; Minks, brown, $4.25; Rac
coons, 11,25; O'possuin, ~>0c; Musk rats. 37c. Don't delay as prices
are subject to change.
AMOS KLOTZ,
892 B. Lewis St., Staunton, Va. PHONE 638.
SPECTATOR
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VOL. 89. STAUNTON; VA., FRIDAY. MARCH 25 1910. -If N0 . l2
LIFE IN NEW YORK
ONE GREAT BLUFF
that's how RESIDENT of metro
polis VIEWS EXISTENCE
IN BIG BI'KGH.
Life in New York is o;i3 great bluff,
declares one of its more recent dwellers,
who evidently makes good use of eyes
and ears. You think your next door
neighbor is rolling in wealth, yet more
often, if you only knew it, he is won
dering how the deuce it happens you
are so much better off than he is. You
imagine he is rich because you see him
coming home in an automobile every
afternoon, while he gets his ideas of
your wealth by the fact that your wife
wears expensive furs and never goes
out except in an automobile or carriage.
You are both making a bluff. So is
half of New York, lor that matter, and
the trouble is that it's something diffi
cult to avoid. Appearances count for
much there, and it isn't always con
venient to have enough money on hand
to make good. But there's credit—or,
at the worst, there are places and in
stitutions which will assist you to put
on a good front that nobody not in the
secret can detect.
Suppose you are going to give a din
ner You havn't any silverware, and
the linen, you discover, is full of holes.
You haven't the money to buy new
things with, so you 'phone to the ca
terer and he attends to the rest. He j
furnishes you with a fine layout ot ta
ble linen, silver and glassware, and
everything with your initial on it. Be
sides, he sends you a waitress or a but
ler, whichever you desire, who lets you
call him or her by name and pretends
that he has been in your employ for
years. It doesn't cost much, either. j
Then, again, if you want to make
people think you have an automobile,
you can hire one by the hour, and the
chauffeur' will swear up' and clown, if
you ask him, that it's your ear and
that he has been in your employ for a
long while. You can dress well, too,
on a bluff, by hiring tilings, or buying
them second hand, or, if you have cred
it at the big stores you can have things I
sent home on approval and wear them I
one night, only to return them to the
store the next day.
It is also possible to rent a baby,
complete with Outfit, too—perambula
tors, crib and baby clothes—all ready
for a christening. Why, one of the
children's societies turned heaven and
earth to break up the baby renting
business. It seems women beggars
found out that if they crouched on the
Klk with a baby in their arms
would drop coins into a hand
as not stretched out, but was ac
illy posed so that a coin could be
dropped into it.
These beggars who had no babies of
their own to torture rented them on a
percentage basis, either from baby
farms or heartless mothers. The beg
gars, it was found, pinched the little
ones, or did other things to make them
cry or moan, and the societies got busy.
Yes, New York is a bluff, all right,
in more ways than can be named, for
new methods of turning the favorite
trick are thought out daily.
Stubborn as Mules.
are liver and bowels sometimes; seem,
to balk without cause. Then there's
trouble—loss of appetite—indigestion
nervousness, despondency, headache.
But such troubles fly before Dr. King's
New Life Tills, the world's best stom
ach and liver remedy. So easy. 23c
at B. F. Hughes.
Easy at First.
"Love at first sight is easy," remnrk
ed the young widow.
"Justso," rejoined the old bachelor.
"Few people can stand the test of a
long-drawn-out acquaintance." — Chi
cago News. j
—' •*- • -*. —m i
Saved a Soldier's Life.
Facing death from shot and shell in
the civil war was more agreeable to J.
A. Stone, of Kemp, Tex., than facing
it from what doctors said was con
sumption. "I contracted a stubben
cold" he writes, "developed a cough,
that stuck to me in spite of all reme
dies for years. My weight ran down
to 136 pounds. Then I began to use |
Dr. King's New Discovery, which
completely cured me. I now weigh
178 pounds." For coughs, colds, la
grippe, asthma, hemorrhage, hoars-j
ness, croup, whooping cough and lung
trouble, its supreme. 50c and fl. Trial
■ree. Guaranteed by B.F.Hughes
/'explained the summer girl,
"I had ninechances and accepted eight
of them."
"How about the other?"
"1 found afterward that he was the!
most eligible of them all."
"Too bad."
"Yes, I s'pose I must be charged
with an error."—Ex.
An Awful Eruption
of a volcano excites brief interest, an
your interest in skin eruptions will be
as short, if you use Bucklen's Arnic
Salve, their quickest cure. Even the
Sils, ulcers, or fever sores are
led by it. Best for burns,cuts
sore lips, chapped hands, chil
blains and piles. It gives instant re
lief. 25c at B. F. Hughes' drug store
Snails boiled in barely water were
popular once as a cure for a cough.
with a small can of our Domestic i
Paints in all colors put up in open
mouth cans, will make a door, or a
mantel or any small interior work look
as bright as when first painted. Get
it from Culton & Peale, Waynesboro,
HAS MANY FAULTS.
BUT THE NAVAJO IS NOT TO BE JUDGED
BY THE WHITE MAN'S STAN DARDS.
In many ways the Navajo Indian is
not a bad fellow. His peculiarities are
faults when judged by the white man's
standards, but why should we presume
to measure the red man's oats in our
half-bushel basket? For one thing, he
knows no distinction of meum and
luuiu, and would rather steal than buy
from any person or at any time. Again,
the truth is not in him—or if it is, it is
so deeply buried that it never reaches
the surface; and ingratitude is so uni
versal that its opposite is inconceivable
in the conduct of a Navajo. Then his
weakness for many wives may be
counted against him; but perhaps this
should be considered a lack of wisdom
rather than a moral lapse. Two wives
is the common allotment, but some
have been known to have 12. Some
times it happens that a man's wives
quarrel. Then he separates them,
building for each a Jiogan, or hut, sepa
rated, if possible by a rock, a hillock or
a convenient butte, which neither is
supposed to pass. If all tales be true
the wives are not always careful to ob
serve their appointed metes and bounds;
and many a lively scrap has taken
place, witnessed only by wondering
jack rabbits and wide-eyed papooses,
when the lord of the divided hogans
was away from home.
The mother-in-law joke of the news
paper paragraphers is as old as civili
zation; but among the Navajos it is a
grim and ever present tragedy. For a
man to look in the face of his mother
in-law is believed to be certain pre
cursor of a long train of incalculable
evils. As his wife's mother frequently
makes her home in his hogan (after the
custom of mother-in-law,) it requires
| some lively dodging to avert catas
trophe. When he returns home, after
marketing his wool, or visiting the
! nearest trading store for a supply of to
bacco, or giving chase to the nimble
Ijack rabbit, or sojourning for a time
with another wife, he gives warning of
j his approach by a loud "ki-yl," and
j the old lady scurries to cover, remain
ing out of sight as long as he is in the
neighborhood.
AN INSPIRING TRIBUTE.
TOUCHING SCENE THAT OCCURRED IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
From a volume by Hon. A. E. Steven
son, "Something of Men I Have
Known," is taken this account of an
incident which deserves a place in
memory.
A touching scene occurred in the
house of representatives a number of
years ago when an aged .member from
New Jersey arose and for the first time
! addressed the speaker. All eyes were
turned in his direction as he stood
| calmly awaiting recognition. He was
tall, spare and erect. His venerable
appearance and kindly expression, cou
pled with most conrteous manners, at
once commanded attention. As in
husky tones he again said "Mr. Speak
er!" there came from the farthest end
of the great hall in a whisper, but dis
tinctly heard by all, the words, "Sweet
Alice, Ben Bolt." A moment later
and from the floor and gallery many
voices blended in the familiar refrain'
"Don't you remember sweet Alice, Hen
The ovation which immediately fol
lowed was such as is rarely witnessed
in the great hall. Business was sus.
pended for the moment and the hand
of the'new member warmly grasped by
the chosen representatives of all par
ties and sections. It was an inspiring
tribute, one worthily bestowed. The
member was Thomas Dunn English,
author of the little poem, sung in palace
and cottage, which has found its way
into all languages and touched all
A committee of German aviators has
figured that it would cost $100,000 to
build a dirigible balloon big enough to
carry 18 passengers in addition to its
crew, and $J175 a day to operate it.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS,
| Staunton People Have Abso
lute Proof of Deeds at Home.
It is not words, but deeds that|prove
The deeds of Doan's Kidney Pills,
for Staunton kidney sufferers, have
made their local reputation.
Proof lies in the testimony of Staun
ton people who have been cured to stay
cured.
William L. Rohr, 1041 Front street,
Staunton, Va., says: "I used Doan's
Kidney Pills, and the results were sat
isfactory. Kidney complaint was
with me for a long time and I suffered
from severe pains in my back and
sides. Stooping or lifting caused sharp
twings to dart through me and I had
to have assistance in getting out of
bed. The kidney secretions were very
irregular in passage, and I had but
little control over them. I tried sev
eral advertised remedies, but received
no relief until I procured Doan's Kid
ney Pills at Thomas Hogshead's drug
store. 1 continued taking Doan's
Kidney Pills until I was completely
cured. I publicly recommended
Doan's Kidney Pills six years ago,
and to-day I am pleased to state that
the cure has remained permanent."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts
Foster-MilburnCo., Buffa!o,Ne\v York,
sole agents foi the United Slates.
Remember the name—Doan's—and
Laces and Embroideries.
*
The New York 5 and 10 cent store
lias just received a. new shipment o
:»ces and embroideries, ladies' collars
pillow tops, towelsand table linens.
SHOE SIZES.
1I()\V THE STANDARD OF MEASURE
MENT WAS ESTABLISHED.
it is most difficult for many persons
to remember the sizes of their different
articles of wearing apparel. .Collars
sliirts and gloves are easy enough, be
cause in the case of these it is a matter
of actual inches. But the hat and shoe
numbers are what puzzle most people,
to say nothing of the mystery why a
No. 11 stocking goes with a No. 8 shoe.
This last puzzle is, however, easily
explained. Stockings have always
been measured by the inch from heel
to toe, but the numbering of shoes was
I fixed a long time ago by a Frenchman.
The Frenchman permanently fixed
the numbers of shoes for all Europe
and America. He arbitrarily decided
that no human foot could possibly be
smaller than three and seven-eighth
I inches, So, calling this zero, he al
lowed one-third of an inch to a size and
accordingly built up his scale. It foX
lows therefrom that a man cannot find
out the number of his own shoe unless
he be an expert arithmetician. Even
then he is likely to go wrong, because
all the shoe experts allow for the
weight of the individual and the build
of his foot before they try to determine
what size shoe he ought to wear.
As far as women's shoes are concern
ed the problem is still more difficult,
because many of the manufacturers
instead of keeping to the regular scale
have marked down their numbers one
or two sizes in order to capture easily
g'"""°d customers. For this reason
jalers ask out of town customers
an old shoe with their orders.
system of measuring hats is
simpler. Any man can tell
ze he wears simply by adding
the width and length of the inp£r brim
and then dividing by two. Orders can
also be sent to the shopkeeper by stat
ing the cicumference of the head.—
Boston Globe.
How Good News Spreads.
"I am 70 years old aud travel most
of the time," writes B. F. Tolson, of
Elizabethtown, Ky. "Everywhere I
go I recommend Electric Bitters, be
cause I own my excellent health and
vitality to them. They effect a cure
every time." They never fail to tone
the stomach, regulate the kidneys and
bowels, stimulate the liver, invigorate
the nerves and purify the blood. They
work wonders for weak, run-down men
and women, restoring strength, vigor
and health that's a daily joy. Try,
| them. Only 50c. Satisfaction guar
anteed by B. F. Hughes.
He—Did they raise peaches on your
family tree ?
She —Yes ? plenty of them.
He—How did it happen then tl;a
I eot a lemon ? i
CASTOR IA
i For Infants and Children.
; Hie Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of (^Zl&yfT&tc&tft
FOOD FOR A YEAR
Meat ... 300 lbs.
Milk 240 qts.
Butter 100 lbs.
Eggs 27 doz.
Vegetables 500 lbs.
This represents a fair ra
tion for a man for a year.
But some people eat and
eat and grow thinner. This
means a defective digestion
and unsuitable food. A large
size bottle of
Scott's Emulsion
equals in nourishing proper
ties ten pounds of meat.
Your physician can tell you
how it does it.
FOB SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS
Send 10c., name of paper and this ad. for oar
beautiful Savings Bank and Child's Sketch-Book.
Each bunk contains a Good Luck Penny.
SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pe,Trl St. New York
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JM. PBKBt.
• ITTORNSTAT-LAT
Second Floor, MasonicTample.
Hntnal Pnone. Stauhtow. va.
ianß
Beverley Book Co.,
INC.
New Year
A BIG LINE OF
OFHCE SUPPLIES
Beverley Carbon Paper at
2') C the dozen is good value.
HOW ABOUT A
Maiestic Loose Leaf Ledger ?
Beverley Boot Co.,
"Under ye town clock.*'
■LYING SUMMER MULCH.
nd Should Be Worked Over Pin*
and Deep and Left Free from
All Weeds.
Before applying the mulch aha
ground should be worked over tarn
I deep and left free from all waada;
clippings should then b» sariat
ly over the surface, working it,
•r tbe leaves of low growing
ts and well up around the sterna,
ill ones, as lilies.
ice placed tbe mulch should not!,
be disturbed, as its object is to ex
clude light and hot air and retain,'
moisture. Left undisturbed under the,
influence of rain and dew it settle*
into a feltlike mat that effectually dis
courages the growth of weeds, while
retaining the moisture, coolness and
friableness of tbe soil so essential to
the welfare of the plant *
The mulch must be added to from
time to time, as tbe drying out of the
grass renders it much thinner than
when applied and beds much espooed"
will require much heavier muloblnsf
than those in partial or complete
shade. So, too, beds of Une, low:
growing plants will require muck les»
mulching than tall, robust plants, aa
the cosmos, cleome, dahlia, or per
ennial phlox, which may be kept
mulched to a depth of eight or tea
inches to advantage, and in a season
of normal rainfall will require little,
if any, watering. S
Where a part of a bed has been
mulched and the remaining part left
uncovered and watered it has been
discovered that the weeds grew ram
pantly, needing constant attention;
and that no amount of water seems
to assuage the thirst of the soil under
a brilliant sun, while the soil of the
protected portion of the bed would,
on turning back the mulch, be found
cool, moist and free from weeds. fc
It is well, in the interest of come
liness, to add fresh grass as often as
twice a week on those beds most in
B:e. Where white clover forma
the covering of the lawn the
of the beds covered with the
grass and dainty blossoms anal]
d with bright flowers la charm-1
luch a mulch, if left on the 1
ground during winter, will protect the
soil and prevent its leaching, and Ist
the spring will hare decayed and may
be worked into the ground, adding a
valuable element —humus —to the soH.
TO CATCH A SMALL ANIMAL:
fr Invented to Capture Elusive
le Beasts with Comparatively X
Little Trouble.
person who has tried to catch it
pig or other small animal in even a'
—ratively restricted space
iate the value of the animal
r invented by an Oklahoman. i
By means of this device the capture 4
of elusive little beasts is made eom-'f
paratively easy, and it will no doubt
be much in demand among farmers'
i
Jaws Seize the Leg.
and butchers. The contrivance con
sists of a pair of grappling tongs with
pivoted curved jaws and foldable arms.
One of these arms fits over a pole and .
a rope is slipped through a ring at one.
end and passed through a ring at the'
end of the other arm, at the same ,
time being slipped through a short
chain at the Intersection. In using
the catcher the operator seises the"
animal's leg with the jaws of the in-<
strument and pulls the rope, whicu I
closed the jaws tight. The big adv
vantage derived is that the pursuer
need not continually stoop and hurl*
himself at the fugitive to grasp Ha"
leg with his own hands; a proceeding '
.maddening in its frequent failures and'!
loss of dignity.
Transplanting Tomatoes.
Tomatoes are too tender to trans-"'
plant until all danger of frost is past. '
Let the ground get good and warm;
nothing is gained by transplanting to
matoes in ground that is cold. The '
idea that tomatoes do best on rather
poor soil is a mistake; they will ripen
a little earlier on such soil, but will '
not produce as many or as lino torn* -
toes as when grown on good, rick soli, j
If the soil is so rich that they are In- ,
clined to run to vine, be a little rough
with them and so check their growth. ■
What Hog Cholera Costs Illinois.
Hog cholera costs Illinois one to
four million dollars annually in anl- |
mals destroyed. This disease eaa
now be controlled through immunis
ing serum discovered by the United '
States bureau of animal husbandry,
and the Illinois Farmers' institute has
asked the general assembly to author
ize the state board of live stock com
missioners to prepare and furnish this
serum free to the stock man of the '
state. ||
Electric
Bitters
Succeed when everything else fail*
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
STOMACH TROUBLE I
it is the best medicine ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
1 J ■
'utnam's Music Store!
We are now settled in our new Ware-rooms, No. 11l Main
Street, and invite you to see and examine the largest and
finest stock of
Pianos.
Player Pianos.
Organs, and
Musical Merchandise
We have ever shown. Old instruments taken in EXCHAN X
at their full value.
Oak, Black Walnut, Poplar, Chestnut, Pine, Sycamore and
Maple Lumber taken in exchange the same as cash on Pianos
and Organs.
If you are considering the purchase of an Instrument, let
us know, and one of our Salesman will be pleased to call on
you and explain to you our VERY EASY plan of purchase.
W. W. PUTNAM & CO.,
No. 111 W. Main St., Va.
A Great Opportunity!
A farm of nearly 200 acres, which lies almost perfectly for grazing
and farming, in a good state of cultivation, and crops well, con
venient to schools, railroad and church. There is an orchard of
about 3,000 apple trees from nine to twenty years of age, about 000
peach trees and a choice variety of small fruit, a vineyard of about
«00 vines, good barn and a plain, four room house, a fine spring
and a stream of water, is offered herewith at a price and on terms
seldom offered anywhere. If you are alive to.something good, see
A. LEE KNOWLES,
Mm. Real Estate and General Insurance.
STAUNTON. VA.
1909=10.
STAUNTON MILITARY ACADEMY,
An Ideal Home School for Manly Boys.
365 Boys from 45 States last session. Largest Pri
vate Academy in the South. Boys from 10 to 20
years old prepared for the Universities, Government
Academies, or Business.
1,000 feet above sea-level; pure, dry, bracing mountain air of the
famous proverbially healthful and beautiful Valley of the Shenan
doah. Pure mineral spring waters. High moral tone. Parental
discipline. Military training develops obedience, health, maul v
carriage. Fine, shady lawns, expensively equipped gymnasium
swimming pool and athletic park. All manly sports encouraged.
Daily drills and exercises in open air. Boys from homes of cul
ture and refinement only desired. Personal, individual instruction
by our Tutorial System. Standards and traditions high. Ac
ademy 49 years old. New $100,000 barracks, full equipment, abso
lutely file proof. Charges $360. Handsome catalogue free, iAddress
CAPTAIN WH. H. KABLE, A. M., Principal,
CT A I T rVITi"» rVT \T A
-
WILLIS'
CASH LIQUOR HOUSE
Pays Express on One Gallon
or more
Whiskey from $2 to $6 per
gallon.
Phone 9.
HARRISONBURG, VA.
Respectfully,
W. li. WILLIS.
FERTILIZERS
j Farm Machinery !
I have a large stock of highest grade FERTIUZFIRS 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 ot FARM MACHINERY—Corn Planters Double and Single Row
i Reid Cultivotor and Harrow complete, New Idea Manure Spreader'
Bucher A 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 you 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,
13. 3HU. GRUM,
OUR Readers .will find
torrect schedules of the
v'hesapeake A Ohio,
Southern, and Chesapeake-
Western Railways, publish
ed regularly in the Spec
tator.

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