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Going to distant parts to reside, should be followed "by the SPECTATOR. It costs less per week than a letter. Tnra Your Eyes This Way We will Continue our Clearance Sale of SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS For Men, Young Men and Boys. Odd Pants, Straw and Felt Hats, Underwear, Socks, Suspenders, Collars, Handkerchiefs and Shirts, TO SEPTEMBER Ist. To those familiar with our Standard of Distinc tion and Quality, no more need be said Those who have yet to learn of the High Char acter and Superior Merits of our Garments, will find this opportunity a most excellent one to test our claims. Every Garment was made for THIS SEASON, and a goodly assortment of Models are included. The fabrics include- Fancy Worsteds, Cheviots, Cassimeres—in light and dark colorings. Black and Blue Sun-proof Serges at prices greatly reduc ed frc m original price values. All told there are perhaps Six Hundred Suits left. All are now included for a QUICK CLEARANCE. Jos. L. Barth & Co. The Dependable Clothiers, No. 8 South Augusta Street. IF3CASTORIA DXII ■ ■ For Infants and Children. HUJ. I ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT. ; m ■lili' AVegelablePreparalionrorAs- 1 -r> i-\ af a WBmi similalingtheFoodanaßegula JBearS lilQ # A _» -1. |li|S ! 1 'ing Uie Stomachs andßowclsof M Yf fir Signature XAj* BjlMi Promotes DigeslionjCkctfii] nf XlV'lLl ■af nessaMßestContainsneiter wx /l\ Ir Egg Opimu.Morphine nor Mineral, li 11 IT BEy Not Narcotic. I Vvl/ K|'i';;| SecyesfOUDdminmm. | llf j ■fllftl:' JhcSoaa* \ f&& _ lv ■Hit' BxUleSab- I m\ All 1 0 H'lx aES- > 11 111 Ht*^ 0 ! hinnSetd- \ ham. 1 * P II use HonUourStonHch.Dlarttioca I IA/ fl.__„ IIS_ Worms jCo«\-ulskms.F-?vcrish \ Jf F 111 I 111 Pi EKj. nessandXossOFStEEP. w IUI VfUl Hil Facsimile or ! TL !*_.*■» V««ma §§l otffz%- Tnirtv Years Eg . NEW YORK IlllllJ iwa-tiw Unw I UKIn Exact Copy of Wrapper. T m ccnt«ur 00-«r»NY. mwroii**.ci~. ANNOUNCEMENT. D. J. O'CONNELL, 20 years' experience in Staunton, Va., successor to EDWARD J. QUIN] 636 Penna. Avenue N. W., Washington/0. C. This is without question the Largest and Most Up-to-date 'Vholesale ©/toncrcc \Vfo*&uw My business motto in the future will be adhered to as in the past, making these words my slogan: Purity, Quality, Quantity, Promptness. All of the leading brands of whiskies, brandies, gins, wines, etc., will be kept in stock. A few of the many on hand are quoted below : Per gal. Per qt 12 qts. ftRONOCO* the whiskey of quality, - - $3.75 $1.00 $12.00 terling, a good straight rye, - - - 3.00 .75 8.50 Pendleton whiskey, in jugs only, - - - - 2.50 Augusta " " " " ... 2:00 Gibson, pure rye 3.75 1.00 10.00 Sherwood, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Mount Vernon, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Melvale, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Pikeville, pure rye, - - - - - - 3.75 1.00 10.00 Overholt, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Tom Moore, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10,00 Green River, pure rye, - - - - - - 3.75 "1.00 10.00 Jas. E. Pepper, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Yellowstone, pure rye, 3.75 1.00 10.00 Old Bumgardner, pure rye. ... - 3.75 1.00 10.00 PREPAYMENT OF EXPRESS—Express charges prepaid by me on all orders of one gallon and over to Maryland and Virginia except on case goods not my own bottling; on these 1 will only prepay jivhen ordered in six bottle quantities or more, and on $2.00 per gallon goods in two gallons and over. All the popular brands of bottled in bond whiskies at most reasonable prices. Pure Va. apple brandy (according to age) $2.50, $3.00, $3.75 per gal. Oronoco gin, $3.00 and $."!.7o per gal. A large stock of imported and domestic wines, cordials, etc. Write for special quotations on large quantities. Yours for quality, J. O. O' Co nn ell 636 Penna. kk.. N. W. Washington, D. C. _A a**. _h AND VINDICATOR. ™ V0L.89. ~ STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 1910. . NO 33 # - GREAT DISASTER . VISITS STAUNTON Home of City Fire Depart ment Sinking-Private Res idence of Prof. C. L. Wilson Abandoned. About ten-o'clock yesterday morn ing, the -people who were packing, ap pies for Mr. John Laudes oh Baldwin street, heard a crash as if under their feee and suddenly bnlidings shook and the pavemnet sank about four feet. The alarm became general there about and in a moment or two, persons be gan to gather. The boys at the fire house just by, ran out, the chief of police arrived shortly after, and per sons living in a house just over the oreak which proved to be the family of Mr. Horsley an employee of the <sas Co., got quickly out. It was at once discernable that a cave in had begun, the depth of which could not and cannot be ascertained. The break was so extended that it became cer tain that something of -no ordinary character was impending. Those who came at once stood in consternation, as to what might be expected. Pro fessor C. L. Wilson who owns the houses that were at once undermined was upon the scene, and naturally much excited. The chief of DoHoe had ropes brought at once and with City Manager Ashburner, who arriv ed in a short time, stretched them across the street on both sides to keep back crowds, and they began also to hold back the curious. The sinking of the ground continued constantly and in less than an hour it had sunk ten feet and the radius of the cave in was about 30 feet. Every now and then dust would rise showing that fresh caving was going ou. The breaks at first opening were not sud den, after the first one. The sinking was gradual but fast as shown by sur rounding objects and especailly by a tree about 25 feet in height which stood almost in the center of the first bre&t in less than two hours this trse lis-; "entirely iiis-ipiieared, being dragged under like oue in a quick sand. About the time of the disap pearance of the tree," a sudden and by odds the loudest and quickest break occurred almost under the fire depart ment building. The dust rose from a hole about four feet square at first ju tie pavement,in front of the engine house. This was a sufficent warning for the department to go to work and remote machinery and furniture. This they did quite expeditiously. Mr. Laudes, who had some hundreds of-barrels of apples on the opposite side of the street, began to set busy also. Wagons came in rapid succession and began taking them away to places of safety. By the time Mayor Wayt and several members of the city conncil had been notified and were upon the scene. The breaks of which there are now two continued to grow wider and their yawning more dangerous. The large new public school building is just across from where the first break occurred and has become involved. The steps Ijave begun pulling from the building and these cracks are in creasing in size. Some large cracks are appearing in the rear of Professor Wilson's residence, some 75 feet from •s*ll original break and it looks as if it may be dragged down. At about 4 o'clock the house stood over the first break, the home of Mr. Balsley fell in with a crash and now lies bnried ont of sight. It was a two story structure, 25 by 35 feet. All along at intervals huge sides of these craters would break and fail with heavy detonations showing the crevasse to be deep. At 5 o'clock, or thereabout, fresh crevasses] opened di rectly in the rear of Prof. Wilson's home, destioying his garden and en dangering his kitchen, if not his whole house, which is a fine brick structure facing Lewis Street Bald w n is a shoit street at right angles 'o Lewis and Central avenue and Au gusta, its length being from Lewis to Augusta. The house of Professor Wil on is on the corner of Lewis and Baldwin. The crevasse runs diagonally across the squares formed by Lewis, Central avenne and Baldwin street The houses most involved are the City fire company building, which is hang ing one end over the crevasse, several store rooms property of Prof. Wilson, and his home. Should the break con tinue across Lewis Street, it will in j volve valuable residences. About five o'clock water began ooz ing up in the gardens of John Fallon, florist, and to ruu down over the gar dens of those below him and between his gardens and the fire house. Mr. Ashburner immediately put a force of workmen to digging a sluice to turn this water into the main, Lewis Creek which flows through the town some 30 feet east of the break. This will take off this water and prevent its flooding the houses below Mr. Gallon. The most acceptable theory is there has been for a long time here a deep sub stream whioh flowed into some cavern and lost itself to the west of the present crevasse. This stream has been flowing there unknown carrying away the soft earth in which that part of the_»wn is built and having undermined it, at a great depth, the top or crust gave way. Tliis portion of the town is between two hills and the land on which the houses stand there has. been washed in, and I filled in. Where the nev, public schoo. ! building stands whic'i is now in danger, j then.* once stood a large public hall anc beneath it a market house. When that building was ereoted the foundations were laid on piles, driven deep into the marl If the subterranean stream which it is thought has done the dam age by its silent but persistent excava tion passed that point it was still be neath that piling, and if its wahsing has been sufficient, that building may seriously suffer. Bnt tbe stream, whilst deep, may not be large, and the prssnt crevasse may be as wide as it will likely get, save by the fall ing away of the sides to an angle where the earth will not move. The fact that water has begun to pour out of the ground above the break serais to indicate thnt a dam has been form ed over this snhtsrrssnsw stream and is pr-__ng tha water mpwar* and odt . o« top of the groaad. Ofomne tMs Uonlyatfcosry the fact thnt the di rection of the ererasM is not towstd the Smith Fuel Company's well tends to indicate tbat it bas nothing to do with the trouble,although when the trouble began in the morning, the wat er in that well became muddy and pumping was stopped. Photographers i were at work all day taking photo graphs of the houses and breaks in ; tbe street. Then after the Balsley house fell they took the scene after it had disappered. The best estimates of the crevasse is that its depth is possibly 190 feet. The absorbing topic today was the disaster and great sym pathy is expressed for Prof. Wilsori I whose home seem to oe inevitably ruined, though the house may not just now fall. Many apparent risks were taken by i the thoughtless persons, beoausa noth- 3 ing could be predicted as to where the ] next break would o3our.The only oas- ] ualty however that has yet ooourred t befell a large setter dog which no i donbt was accustomed too traveling 1 that highway He cams trotting f across from toward Lewis Street, to i Central avenue and persons seeing his j danger tried to scareJhim back but he i paid no attention to tbeir cries. He < walked up to tbe edge of the crevasse, i which he evidently mistook for a j shadow as it was then growing dark ] and in a moment fell over the edge of «, the precipice and was heard of no more ] nis fall must evidently bave been j fifty or sixty feet a d it is thought he -. was immediately buried in the debris. ( C. E. ASHBURNER'S THEORY. t Mr. C. E. Ashburner, the city man ager who is an experienced engineer, , holds to the theory tbat the disaster * is erased by an eight hnndred_foot ■ well whioh bas recently been sunk 1 about alhandred yards south of and 1 below tne-crevasse. -Tho Smith Fnei * Company has an ice plant here and 1 this well was recantly bored to obtain < a supply of clear and soft water for " the manufacture of ice. Tbey have ' recently installed a pump which is a ' suction pump and has a tendency to > draw the water from crack or opening i or inlet to tbe well: They have re- - cently bsen pumping water steadily and the water has not been clear or pure, indicating to his mind that it was drawing mud from various sour ces. They have pumped, according to • iris estimate, sufficient water to occupy the same space that would be occupied by 4,263 cubic yards of earth; that - the withdrawal of this water had left ; a cavity which had a marl roof "or ] roof of inferior quality and that the breaking nown occurred owing to the - withdrawal of the water Mr. Ash- < burner, today made two trips with his i assistant Mr. O'Oallahan, through ' the arch culvert running parallel i with Central Avenue through which the western branch of Lewis i Creek passes. He found everything i there intact. La st night be telegraph ed the government Geological Survey ors' office at Washington asking them to send an expert to examine the con ditions. Col. S. Brown Allen, city i postmaster, last night also wired the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department explaining that the break was extending in the direction of the Postoffiee and asked that he send an expert. At twelve o'clock last night the caving in still continued at a rapid rate Water seems to be filling the crevasse under the fire engine bouse and it is thought that before morning at least, one end of the hc-ose will break and fall in. Mr. James Todd who lives in house he rents from Professor Wilson, ad join ing Mr. Wilson's ho_e,moved out last night. Tbe kitchen and rear portion of Prof. Wilsons house, is sinking rap idly at this hour, and earth is still falling in the other crevasses. LATEST ACCOUNT .- Friday morning, Aug. 12th, Tbe dismal oavern formed on Baldwin street yesterday,continues its destruc tive work. All night detonations ■ -were heard showing that the falling i in continues. All night persons stood about watching and listening i and it required the diligence an extra i precaution of the polioe to- keep the c venturesome back from points of dan s ger. The polioehowever adopted a I strict and unvarying rule. They s permitted no one to get beyond the i ropes or the lines of demarcation > drawn by them. THE PATHOS OF IT i A singularly, sad and pathetic oc f nnrrence tookjplaoe a little before one ■ o'clock last night when a little dog I c said to be tbe property of Prof. C. L. - b Wilson, who has been the principal t sufferer in this disaster, and whose t companionship of tbe family the dog s seemed to have lost on account the con ° ditions,trottedaorosß the street i 'over -s wnat bad been ground familiar to d him, and like some others of his race >1 seemed oblivions to the fact, that r, where it had once walked in confi d 1 (Continued on 3rd pagei IN INDIAN LAND .RAUDS Senator Gore Introduces Evidence to Show Activity in Washington - McAleeter, Okla, Angnst 9.-While J. F. McMnrray waa in Washington last Ha; urging the approval of bis contracts by which he and bis asso ciates would be nble to secure 10 per cent attorneys' fees on the sale of $80,000,003 worth of land, owned by the Indians, the Indians themselves were being urged to send telegrams to Washington recommending the sale. A few days before May 6, on which date Senator Gore charged he was offered a »25,000 or 960,000 bribe to in d_je Ooograas to approve the con ttaota. McMurray Me-gctpfa* to Okla "lhai not la» than fifty letters and lilliiiA •Mk_on»ptse wotkfor a we* at dlCSnat towns ;loota better here. We will win, I knew." This evidence was brought out in the investigation of the land deal be fore the congressional committee to day. Senator Gore said he introduced it to show the activity at Washington at tbe time the bribe is alleged to have been made. TO STUDY CONDITIONS Gen. Manager of Fruit Growers As sociation Leaves for Market Craters Mr. Clarence W. Moomaw, general manager of the Shenandoah Valley Fruit Growers Association, with headquarters in STAUNTON, will leave today for an extended trip through middle-western and southern stat 38 for tbe purpose of studying mar ket conditions.Th c fxuii crops in this section have been unusually heavy, tbe apple orop in particular showing '■ an increase of about 90 per cent over ' what it was last year, while'this crop, taken generally, shows a decrease of about 15 per cent. In the middle-west it is • practically a failure. Mr. ' Moomaw will get in personal touch - with the many buyers handling; Val ley apples, thereby increasing the facilities of the association he repre- ■ sen Is and bringing abont a more ' thorough cooperation between grower and buyer. ' This strikingly illustrates the ad- ' vantage of organization among our ■ fruit growers as does also .the recent bringing here of a crew of expert ' packers, wheat, an aeooant of the ex- ■ pense, it would have been unprofitable ' lor individuals to. maintain. The ez- 1 pert* are, at pxeeent, awring 14 peach crops and owiijr to the oareftu -sad more improved manner in whioh tbe ■ fruit is packed and its consequent better condition upon arrival at the ' markets, Valley peaches are bringing from 25 to 76c. above the market prioe. » . *ta> » . ; INVITED ON ODTING Base Ball Player Pays for Enter tainment With Prize Money Lynohbnrg, Va., Aug. 11.—Harry Levy the * big right fielder of the Lynohbnrg baseball team, who recent ly won $60 offered by the American. Tobacco Co., for bitting a ball on the Danville grounds that struck tbe bull on its advertisement, has invited the members of tbe team and their ladies to go with him to Forest, Sunday, for an outing to be provided for with the $60. The wives of the baseball colony are expected to go on the trip, and some few fans have been asked. .«_*►♦ —■ ■ —- if women:only knew What a Heap ol Happiness it Would Bring to Staunton Homes. Hard to do housework with an ach ing back. Brings you hours of misery at leis ure or at work. If women only knew the cause that Backache pains come, from sick kidneys. •Twonld save much needless woe. Doan's Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys. Staunton people endorse this Mrs. J. F. Parrish, 356 -Hale St, Staunton Va., says; "I suffered for many years from lumbago. I had such severe pains cross the small of my back and if I were on my feet for any length of time or made a sudden movement, sharp twinges darted through my body. I became tired easily and felt miseraole in every way I finally began taking Doan's Kidney Pills and the contents of several boxes effected a complete cure. At no time sinoe then have I bad a recurrence of kidney trouble and therefore I am pleased to tell other sufferers of Doan's Kidney Pills" For sale by all dealers. Prioe 50 cents. Foster-llilburn Oa, Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's—and take no other. ■■ ■ .. The Best Hour cf Life is when you do some great deed or dis cover some wonderful fact. This hour came to J. B. Pitt of Rocky Mt., N.C., when he was suffering intensely, as he says, "from the worst cold I ever had I then proved to my great satisfaction, * what a wonderful cold and cough cure. 1 Dr. King's New Discovery is. For, af : ter taking one bottle, I was entirely cured. You can't say anything too good of a medicine like that." Its the > surest and best remedy for diseased > lungs, hemorrhages, lagrippe, asthma, t hay fever—any throf»t or lung trouble. - 50c and $1. Trial bottle free. Guaran ■ anteed by H. F. Hughes. Additional Personals. Mr. J. M. Oolaw of Monterey is a guest in the city. Mrs. Theodore Shuey and Miss Do rothy Shuey who landed in New York on Tuesday on the steamer Ryndam reached here last night and are now at Mr. Shuey's eiegant country home, Intervale. Miss Shuey bad been abroad for two'years studying and Mrs. Shuey joined her a year ago. They were met in New York by Mr. and Mrs. Hol brooke Bonney, Mrs. Bonney being Mrs. Shuey's daughter. Dr. J. L Sbeppe, of Highland county formerly of Baltimore, has located at Mt. Sidney. Dr. Sheppe will occupy the field recently occupied by Dr. A. J. Burkholder, who having sold his property will retire from active prac tice for tho present. Mia* Ooca Hudson has gone to Louisa const? «s*teßral weeks. Mr. L. N. Long and n L M. Long have gone to Washington and later will go to Baltimore. Messrs. H. T. and George B. Rosen left yesterday for Baltimore. Mr. J.S.FeFils of Jacksonville Fla., who was visiting his family at Mrs. T. C. Morton's has gone to the Hot Springs for his health. Miss Margaret M. Fraser has com pleted her stay in Richmond and is now a guest of friends in Germantown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadel phia, j Mrs. O. A. Haldeman and little son of Washington, are visiting her par-: ents, Mr. and Mrs. A S. Wood house. . Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Harris of the Annex neighborhood left this morn ing by tbe early G. and O. train for Hot Springs where they will spend a fortnight with their son Mr. T. W. Harris who resides there. Mr. W. H. Price who has been sick for some time was reported to be in a critical yesterday. Miss Sadie S. -_»_".7_en of Browns ville, Term., arrived in Staunton Wednesday at 1:27 a. m. on her way to visit her sister Mrs. Kenton H. Bird, at West View. Z Col. C. T. Roller left last night for Pittsburg, Wheeling and other points in the interest of the Augusta Mili tary Academy. Mr. W. Eskridge Gilkeson has arriv ed from Bluefield, W. Va. ,to join Mr. Gilkerson and they will go on to At lantic City. Mr. R. L. Parrish attorney for the C. &O. railway company who has recently returned from a trip abroad and Mr. John D. Potts the general past-eager agent for the C and O. were in tbe city yesterday. . Hon. Edward Echols, Hiss Harriet K_h>ls and JjjpteTß-Pbilip and Jack Young of Loiieaviile are camping at Gamp Tood. Struck A Rich Mine. S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala. says be struck a perfect mine of health in Dr. King's New Life Pills, for they cured him of liver and kidney trouble after 12 years of suffering. They are the best pills on earth for constipation, malaria, headache, dyspepsia, debili ty. 25c at B. F. Hughes'. Dies Alter Illness ol One Hour Dayton, Aug 9. —After an illness of only an hour from appoplexy, Mrs. William Barry, an estimable woman of this place, died this morning. She' had been in her usual health and; when she went to bed last night ap peared to be quite well. This morn ing about 5 o'clock she was stricken and remained unconscious until the end, which came between 6 and 7 o'clock. She was 65 years old. a. . aa —— Staggers Skeptics. That a clean, nice, fragrant com pound like Bucklen's Arnica Salve will instantly relieve a bad burn, cut, scald, wound or piles, staggers, skep tics. But great cures prove its a won derful healer of the worst sores, ulcers, boils, felons, eczema, skin eruptions, as also chapped hands, sprains and corns. Try it. 25c at B. F. Hughes' SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURES Made at Investigation of Memphis Car Company Frauds Memphis, Term., Aug. 11.— Dis closures of a most sensational nature, involving high former officials of the Illinois Central Railroad in the coq spiraoy by whioh the Memphis Car Company is alleged to have defrauded the railroad of hundreds of thousands of dollars were matte today when a decree was entered in Chancellor Has kil's oonrt. By this very decree dol lars's worth of property in the Mem phis Car Company's plant and a sum in cash will be turned over to the Illinois Central Railroad. Prosecutions will immediately be gin, it is said, against a number of former officials implicated, probably in the Illinois oourta first, and later in the Tennessee courts. Lynchburg, Aug. 12.—Special.—Six white boys held for alleged attempted rape on Flossie Murray the 18 year oil,white girl, were discharged to day after trial. I it now a summer as well I las a winter remedy. ; It I I has the same invigorating ■ I and atrfength-producing et - I I feet in summer as in winter. I I Tiy it irTa~ little cold miltr or I 1 CT ' ALL DRUGGISTS I 1 Putnam's One Price Music Store =PIANQS= THE OLD RELIABLE STANDARD R. S. HOWARD PIANO, $275.00 $280.00 $290.00 $300.00 For Different Styles. We have other makes at lower prices, and some at higher prices; but we have no better piano for the money than the HOWARD. > Please Call and See Them, Lumber and c!d instruments taken in ex change at fiii' value. w. w. putnamTooT No. 11l W. Main St, Staunton, Va. . -j TOON IP WE! Ladies' and Children's Ready-to wear Garments, latest styles and good values, Just added —A Shoe Department in charge of experienced tan ner and currier, with full line of Summer Shoes and Slippers. Chinaware, Glassware and Lamps —a great variety—at low prices LADIES' REST ROOM FREE. (Lady attendant in ch.rg-3.) Stores on South Augusta Street, near depots. "Ml HI HBP. ft hntß & Hntaits tot Was Organized as a Savings Bank in 1891 And accepted deposits of $1.00 and up. It has paid interest on Saving Accounts when the balance amouuted to -f 1.00 or more ever since mat time, and the interest compound ed and added to the principal or original deposit, if not withdrawn. 3 per font. 3 per cent. 3 per cent. 3 per cent. 3 per cent. 3 per cent. Paid on Savings Deposits and Certificates of Deposit. Will appreciate your opening an account with us. THE FARIEBS _ lEBCeAITS BAKI WILLIS' GASH LIQUOR HOUSE Pays Express on One Gallon or more Whiskey from $2 to $6 per gallon. Phone 9. HARRISONBURG, VA. Respectfully, W. H. WILLIS. OUR Readers will find -correct schedules of tbe •Jhesapeake A Ohio, _\ Southern, and Chesapeake- Western Railways, publish ed regularly in the Spec tator.