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AND VINDICATOR. Issued Every Friday florning by HAROLD E. WEST, Editor and Proprietor. i TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION *. SX In Advance In order to avoid aeiays, on account of personal absence, letters and all com munications for the Spectator should aot be addressed to any individual con nected with the office, but simply to THE SPECTATOR. Vntered at the Postoffice at Staunton, Va., as second class mail matter. Friday, December 23, 1910 WHERE SENATOR ECHOLS IS NEEDED It is to be hoped that the democrats of this senatorial district will not al low the state to be deprived ot the ser vices in the State Senate, of Hon. Ed. ward Echols. He is especially needed at the head of the Senate Committee on Finance, a position of great re sponsibility, which becomes vacant by reason of the voluntary retirement of Senator Keezel, of Rockingham, who has resigned his seat in the Senate to become treasurer of Rockingham county. Although not the next rank Ing member on the finance committee Senator Echols is by far the best equipped man whose return to the Senate is likely, for that position, and there is said to be no doubt of his ap pointment to it if he will accept. He la willing to enter the primaries, and go through the trouble and turmoil of a campaign, and willing to endure the bard work such as a session in the leg islature entails, although at a decided sacrifice of his personal comfort and ' ao Interference with his business af fairs, if vhe people desire his services. There is no question as to the value to the state of his abilities and his ex perience; and the state needs him at this juncture. The Senate finance committee is the body most closely in touch with the resources and finances of the state. Ac cording to the custom, all financial legislation is passed on and gotten in shape in this committee, and there is needed at its head a broad guage, but conservative man who not only under atands finances generally, but who is thoroughly familiar with the state's manifold interests, their needs, and the ability of the state to furnish the revenues desired by them without un duly burdening the taxpayers. Sena tor Echols' long experience in the House of Delegates and in the state Senate prior to his becoming Lieuten ant Governor; his four years service iv that office, and the six years he has served since then on the finance com mittee in the Senate fit him unusually well for the chairmanship of the com mittee, and that," with his great personal popularity make him the man for the place. He ought by all means be sent back to Richmond, and his willingness to servo, as shown in an interview with him elsewhere in this paper ought to be all that is nec tosary to insure his return. POOR OLD ENFIELD Enfield, ia upper New York state, is in a sorry plight. Press despatches from there announce the fact that there are not enough children in that town to give a Christmas entertain ment. This condition, it is said, arises from the removal of nearly all the marriageable young folks to the cities. We have no such situation here in Staunton, thank the Lord. We have the kiddies with us in abundance; the merry music of their laughter delight •ur ears at every turn and their pranks and frolic keep our hearts young and fresh. We do not appreciate them as we should, but just imagine us in Enfield's place, how desolate we would be, even as Enfield is, and what a sad •Id place Staunton would be without them. This is their season. Let us take full thought of them, their hopes and their desires. Let us make them hap pier and merrier than they have ever beer, let us not forget a single one and in all the city, let there be none who is not made glad. This idea is beautifully expressed by the Bentztown Bard, the sweet singer of the Baltimore Sun, a man who has seen much sorrow, but la whose heart the birds are always .ringing. This is his song: In this season of sweet songs let no little tot In the rush and in the throng of the season be forgot, Let no little stocking hang By the chimney empty quite When ue sweet gleam brings the morning Kissing Christmas into light. Vot one weensy little fellow nor one little bit of gill, Dream in vain of sled or engine or of dolly wilh a curl, Let no sorrowing, wan face weep By an empty plate that day When the sweet world wakes Irom sleep To the song of Christmas play. Be no little child neglected in the hurry and the chase, Let no shadow hide the sunshine of a little childhood face. Let no lone forgotten lamb In a gift less world be found On that morn that wakes with rapture Of the hosts of heavenly sound. Let no empty stocking hang by a chimney bleak and bare, That a little child may find Santa Clans has not been there. Let no bubble of delight Break in sorrow on some lip Thinking Santa had forgotten Little children on this trip. Let no bloomy dream be los t in the i gray, sad tear that mom < When some other little child marches down with drum and horn. In this season of sweet song, Let no single little tot ~ * In tbe hurry of the throng ' By old Santa be forgot! i THE OLD SLOGAN REVIVED "Tariff for revenue only" is to be the slogan of the democrats in the , next congress, and at a conference of democratic leaders in Washington the other night they devised a plan that seems thoroughly practical, and which seems likely to put the republicans in ■ another hole. The result of the Nov- > ember elections was pretty couvin- J cinq proof that the people have at last • learned that the policy of protection, as practiced by the republicans is a t policy of extartion, so far as the aver- : age man is concerned, and that it I neither protects the workingman nor I anybody else except the manufacturer t whose profits have been unduly swol i len at the expense of the people. I The plan, briefly outlined is to call, i soon after the holidays, a caucus of the democrats in the present House and those who were elected to the nex House, but not members of this, to ■ formulate a tentative ways and means . committee for the next House. This - "committee will at once begin the study of the tariff question, aud to continue this work until the opening of the sixty-second congress. At that time the committee will be in position to submit to the House without delay, a bill remedying the worst features of the Payne-Aldrich law, without rely- ' ing upon the findings of a ta.iff board provided for by a republican congress and named by a republican President. ' The revised schedules will be passed over to the senate and if a republican I Senate or President shall refuse to j sanction or sign them on the ground I that they are'too low to continue the protective policy, the democrats pro- , pose to go before the country on the ( issue thus created. This plan is regarded as safe, sound and practical, and those who attended the conference could find no flaw in it. From this distance it looks good. It insures early action by the House on > the most oppressive schedules of the ' Payne-Aldrich law, and when the ' measures pass the house and go to the ' senate, that body will at once be put on the defensive. It is believed that j notwithstanding most of the extreme . standpatters on the republican side , will be willing to go down wilh the . sinking ship of protection, there will * be enough progressives from the West, men like Cummins, and La Follette who will prove responsive lo the wishes of the people and will vot with the democrats to remedy the J iniquities of the bill that is largely re sponsible for the increased cost of most of that which we wear and eat. : ; HELP THE "BACK HOME" MOVE- ' MENT The "Back Home" movement, be- i gan some months ago by the (.'aro- | liua, Clinchfield and Ohio railway i> having splendid results- The purpose of the movement is to induce those sons and daughters of the South w:.o have sought but failed to find broadei ' opportunities elsewhere to return hoaac and take advantage of the splendid ( chances awaiting everyone, in the ' South. Every encouragement Ought to be given this enterprise. The op- ' portuniUesare here, and the best peo ple to take them are the men of the South whose hearts are ever turning to their old homes. We want them and we need them, even as they want to be among us. No part of this broad land holds brighter promise for the future than does the South, and it is fitting that the sons of the South should be the first to profit by it. Iv manufacturing, in agriculture, in merchandising, no other section offers what the South holds forth, and all we need is men, strong, virile men, such as we have sent out to help build up the north and the west. In furtherance of the plan to bring back to the South tho.se who have left, the Clinchfield has sent out an invita tion to the industrial agents of all the Southern railroads to meet at AUa pass, N. C. on January 10, to adopt means of bringing the movement to the attention of every possible South erner who has located elsewhere. The originators of the movement have al ready gathered the names and address es of hundreds of Southern men, now in the north and west and has sent them literature and appeals to return and make use of the advantages that did not exist when they left. This effort has met -with a surprising re sponse. A large number of tho "exile" have written for more infor mation abont farm lands and especial ly lands for fruit and stock raising. Moreover, a great interest has been taken by the people of the South gen erally in the movement. These have written personal letters to relatives andjdriends who have gone west, urg ing them to return. In this enterprise almost everyone can help. There are few who have not some friend who has gone away from home and who would like to re turn. Write to him. Tell him how things are going with us, and urge him to come back. We need him. Help the movement alone. CRIME OF LUNATIC Discharged Patient of W. S. H.Held on Grave Charge in Harrisonburg Raymond Martz, 27 years old, a member of one of the'mast prominent families iv Rockngham county, and a . discharged patient of ths Westatn •Stata Hospital here, is in jail in Har risonburg on the charge of criminally assaulting his first cousin. Martz waived a preliminary hearing and was sent on to the grand jury. His viotim is a yonag wisin jnsr H yeais of age, aud is now at her home la the county in a serious coi* lition. Martz was brought tn tha asjluu here about eight months ago, aud eras subsequently granted a furlough.aud allowed to return to his borne iv Rockingham. Reports of his coadi tiou were suoh that ia Bsptamber he was granted a discharge by the hos pital authorities. It is probable that a plea of insanity will be made at the ooniiug trial. Mrs. W. G. Kable has gone to Rich mond to spend Christmas with h-sr parents Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Enslow. Captain Kabel will jsin hare later and after Christmas they will go to New Ynr*- EDiTOftiAL JOTTINGS Tha col.l weather is doiag much to suforca tha orqiuauae against the* toafers aud dudes, so tha police hate aot yat hai irmoU of a chaaca. ~Rich uoud Jour sal. Miss Canada is suing us in the name of reciprocity, and ill response to her sweet siuile wo will no donbt ba wise enough to extend the glad aand. — Baltimore San. A Kentucky wo*nau is suing a Ken ;ucky snau for breach of prooiiss ot Marriage, though the man is dead. He oomrnittad saicida, and she says that it was because hn preferred death to matrioiouy. So she seeks damages, md ought to win, if sl.a is like other Kentucky wojieu that f/e have seen pictures of in tho Kentncky papera. -Richmond Times Dsspitch. There is o-io uawspruer that vig arousl/ condenus vVoniro.v Wilson for opposing tlie election again of for mer Senator Jamea Smith, it is th' Se ivark ( S V) Star.and Jas Smith owns it. —Washington Hb.ald Ton million dollars' -worth of peace. ought to be nearly enough to us bar in the milleaa.aai.—BaKi-uora News. Just to show how thay estaem then minor officials there seems to be nc defeated congressman who is nc* williag to become the cl<*rk orser jeant at arms of the House —Nor- folk Ledgsr Dispatch. Senator todge favors a permanent tariff commission to revise Ihe tariil' just as little as. possible.—Buliimon Sun. We are informed that no matter whom the caucus may elect, «tie .). &. Cannon will be the re* i leader of life minority in the next i ; juseof Rcpte sentatives. Is it really so bad as that; —St. Louis Republic. Two men who beji-in lite as waiters now own one of Chicago's biggest hotels. You never can tell what they'll buy with the tip you hand them.—Detroit Free Press. The Peace Conference over in Wash ington blames the high cost of living iv recent wars aid preparation for wars. This relieves both the polilit-ai parties of quite a burden of responsi bility.—Baltimore News. Of course, the friends of New Or leans as the site for the great Panain; Canal Exposition have not failed to aote how dangerous it would be 1 liave such a show at San Francisco, ii view of the threatened Japanese inva sion.. It would be folly to build tbe Exposition out there, where at almo>! my m :;ient it could be shot to pieces by the Japanese ships. Better be or. ilie safe side and build it where 'ii would not he destroyed by the little fellow fellows.—Richmond Times Dispatch. Perry Lipe to ...anage Macon Team I Ly'.chbnrfV Va. ; Deo. 19 —Virginia Laagua baseball fans will ba interest-. --•1 fa tha announcement; that Parry Liipa who managed Mac3a in the 3:mth Atlantic League lust-season Will be in charge of that team again next season S Important H !l properties or/I H the Grape are |j ft transmitted /| S%mJ? 3 mid Baking Jy Aissssiutety m \ M to the food, 1] II Ihe rood is i | made more | ■ |i tasty and || indigestible/! Wornetis Secrets §t There is one man ia the United States who has perhaps heard jSm\ Rkr more women's secrets thin any othei man or woman in the ■/ country. Those secrets are net secrets of guilt or shame, but Hi the secrets of suC'erin-*;, ar*d they have been confided to Dr. R. V. Pierce in the hope and expectation oi sthice and help. That few oi these women have been disappointed in their ex- fcjggaajm pectations is proved hy the fact that ninety-eight per cent, (i all women treated by Dr. Pierce have been absolutely and £S 4HK altogether cured. Suc'.\ a record would be remarkable if the %M Mts\ cases treated were numbered by hundreds or.ly. But when W J \^Sj that record applies to the treatment of more than lialf-a- mil- f w » lion women, in a practice of over -10 years, it is phenomenal, end entitles Dr. Fierce to the gratitude accorded him by women, as the first of tpecialists in the treatment of women's diseases. Every sick woman may consult Dr. Pierce by letter, absolutely without charge. All replies are mailed; sealed in perfectly plain envelopes, without any printing or advertising whatever, upon them. Write without fear as with out fee, to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Prest., Buffalo, N. Y. DR. PIERCES FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION -JMCA.3s.es Woalx. 'vJToision tS-fccosxg, Sioli. ySrVta/xxamsxa. IA/oIX. SIX THINGS TO DO TO PROMOTE HEALTH ' i 1. Sleep, work and live in the fresh air as much as is; possible. | 2. Fit into the lower part of the windows small boards so * that all sleeping rooms may be constantly supplied with fresh i air without danger of drafts. }. 3. As far as is possible have a separate bed for each child. 4. By all means plan a sepfrate bed for the baby. A| goods box; a clean, dry wash tub, or a clothes basket makes an I admirable baby bed. , I 5. Co-operate with your school superintendent and the* teachers in the effort they are making in the examination of the < school children for defective eyes, ears, teeth and throats i About ninety-five per cent, of all the school children of the United States are thus defective. i 6. Be sure that your name is on the mailing list of your State Department of Health for bulletins that may be issued from time upon health subjects. i • - ' H BRIGHT PROSPECTS AHEAD The rumors that have been afloat since last summer that the country would probably have another period of serious depression, if not an actual panic on its hands in 1911 have all. died out. We were told that we did j not have a normal recovery from the i panic of 1907, that the restoration of; confidence was not natural and that the country was much in the shape of the man who feels sick, and takes a drink to bolster him up—the stimla- j tion is artificial, and its effect dies out In a little while. There was some truth in this, but it must be remem- ; bered that the panic itself was largely , artificial, started for political purposes, principally to teach Roosevelt a lesson, and it got beyond control. There was no intention on the part of Wall Street lo let it go as far as it did There was no reason for it. Factories had been running on full time, many of ihem on double shifts, and crops all over the country were good. After the panic got started it hurt, although it was scarcely felt in Staunton or Ihe region hereabouts, and the most vigorous efforts were made to stop it. The country look not one but a number of strong drinks, figuratively speaking, to put it on its feet. But it is all right now, and although jnst at this time general business is rather quiet in all departments there are no indications | of unsound conditions. The East, that is New York and New Engiand is somewhat pessimis tic, but the West is decidedly opti mistic, notwithstanding some little financial slrain is reported, due to the holding back of farm crops in tha hope of better prices. There is nothing at all serious about this. The South | continues prosperous owing largely to the profits of cotton growing, and the increasing diversification of agricul tural interests. The outlook for the stock market is reported to be encour ing. On the whole we enter a new year wilh bright prospects for business. The country is growing by leaps and bounds, and there is no reason why we should not have a season of great prosperity. We will if we work for it, aud do not let ourselves be frightened or discouraged by the croakers. NOTHING BUT WORDS Ar niner of our valorous warriors has got un himself into trouble on account of his lack of discretion. This time it is Commander Simms of the Minne sota, now at England. He became too exuberant over the "hands across, the wa" sentiment a few days ago and let his tongue get beyond the control of .Us intellect, so that his "last drop of blood''speech threatens to become an international incident. It seems that Commander Siu.ms went to a luncheon gi\<n the American sailors in London, ai.u beame so appreciative of British haspiU'iity that he said that the last oi olood of all Americans would be "ii-liingly shed in behalf of the British if the kingdom were attacked by an external foe. it was just a bit of airy persiflage. Simms had not been commissioned to speak for "all Americans" and while we feel kindly toward our cousins across the water, some of us would probably hesitate awhile before shed ding the last drop of our blood for her. AoL in any of us perhaps, but still a few. When the speech was cabled over here nobody paid much attention to it, the people taking it for just what it was worth—and it was not worth much. . "Vhile we took it calmly and did not get at all excited, there has been a trcueudous howl of protest from European newspapers outside of England. The Germans have been especially wrought up and charges of an alliance against Germany have been freely printed since the Simms speech, and hard things said against the United States as well as against the moutny naval officer. Secretary of the Navy Meyer has cabled for a verbatim account of the speech and Simms seems to be in for a reprimand. And he ought to get a good one, not because his remarks are likely to cause trouble, but because he did' not have sense enough to keep from saying fool things. New Dormitory Opened 21.—Tha_new $10/6bb'doraiitory at the State Normal Scnool has been opened. It aosoji modatai about 75 students, who have been boarding and rooming in private homes since the opening of the term. The attendance at tbe in stitution is_now about_aoo. QHURCHVILLE NEWS Churchville, Dec. 17.—Miss Lila Bear spent Thanksgiving at home. Mr. Geo. M. Bear has been fconfined to his room for some days with an in jured limb. Ernest Burton spent Thanksgiving I with hia parents here. The gross receipts for the entertain .nent at the Town Hall was $52.00 and for the Methodist sale of refreshments something over $50.00. Many of the farmers are lamenting this ten-inch snow, because of much of their corn being yet in the field. Mr. White received from Union con , gregatiou Thanksgiving eve, a gener ous pounding. Mrs. Robt. Moffat from near Barter brook spent a week at the Manse re cently. The roads have been in flue condi tion for sleighing for several days. The "Earnest Workers" of Loch Willow congregation assisted by the ladies of that church are preparing for an entertainment during the coming holidays. Miss C'orletta Fry and brother have returned from Middlebrook. Mrs. Campbell Pcmeroy was in our village the 13ih taking leave of friends preparatory to her return to the home of her adoption—California. Mrs. Pomeroy is a charming woman and Iwe would delight to have her become a permanent resident in our midst. The mercury has been hovering near zero for some nights iv succession while the air is filled with the shouts of merry coasters on the neighboring hills. Mrs. Moncure Cam-pbell from Am herst has arrived at her father's, Dr. J. I S. Blair, to spend the holidays. It is a pleasure to wish the Editor of the Dispatch and News a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. LONG GLADE PERSONALS Long Glade, Va., Dec. 17.—Dr. John Bell and wife of West Virginia are visiting Dr. Sam Bell. Mr. Rexrode of Highland has brought his hogs to the farm which he lately purchased from Mr. Perry Larman. Mrs. S. R. Bell has been quite ill with rheumatism and is confined to her bed. Mr. Sinnette an>l his son-in-law, Mr. Props, of Pendleton are visiting Mr. Sinnette's son. Mr. Charles Ervine has been on the sick list. Miss Maggie Ruleman, who has been sick for some time, is much im proved. Messrs. Grover Nicholas and 8. R. Bell have been hauling hay to town. CLIFTON FORG E GETS ONE Postal Sayings Banks to be Open for Deposits Jan. 3 Clifton Forge is one of the towns in_whioh * ostal savings banks will be opened on January S. One experi mental office will be opened in each state aud territory, with a view to making the first test as thorough as possible under the limited appropria tion. Postmater General Hitch sock has stated that everything will be in readiness for the banks to reoaive de posits on the date specified. Postmasters at the 12 offices in the Rocky Mountain and Pacifio Coast States have been in Washington for a conference and were thoroughly in structed as to how the naw system should be put into operation and how tne business should be conducted. Within the next few days postmast ers at the remaining 36 ofii >es will convene in Washington for a military drilling. The.se offices include Frost burg, Md ; Dover, Del.; Middlesboro, Kv.; Salisbury, N. C.; Dubois, Pa., Newberry, S. C.; Johnson City, Tenq; Clifton Forge, Va., and Grafton, West Virginia. aw.aa~w Miss Helen HolliJay who is attend iug Chatham Institute reached borne yesterday. Death of Mra. Wm. M. Bell Mrs. William M. Bell died at her home near Arbor Hill yesterday at 12:30 o'clock, aged 78 years She leaves an aged husband and' four ohildren as follows: Messrs C. P. and w. M. Bell Miss Matttie Bell and Mrs. Mamie Gaw. The funeral will be from the home tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Holmes Ralston. POTASH TAX HITS THE FARMERS HARD Looking: to Wasftlngton hi Re lief Ffcm Gannan Exactions. Efforts continue to secure relief from the enormous tax imposed by Germany on exports of potash to the United States. In these efforts all agricul tural interests are deeply concerned for the reason that potash Is an essen tial element of all commercial fertili zers. Rt_.ilizlug the seriousness of the bur den so imposed, President Taft and the state department have made rigor- j ous protest to (iermauy, and the mat- j ter is still pending. A representative of the state department w*ho visited Berlin in an effort in secure redress from the German government has just returned to ■Washington, aud further action by the administration is ex pected without great delay. Official efforts to bring about a fa vorable settlement have from the start been actively aided by the nousyiidl cate potash mines which made the Itericfiß lov.* price contracts. Did Germany Break Promises? t i? understood that the state de i-ient htutl assurances from the Ger •i government when the tax law ii Erst talked of that nothing would he done which would impair existing trade arrangements. These assurances proved to be worthless, and after Ger many had secured the benefits of the minimum rates of our new tariff law the potash tax was put Into force. President Taft in his message to con- P,s may have had this fact in mind v he said, referring to the suecess working <>ut of the maximum and minimum provision, "There are, how ever, unfer.uuntely, instances where foreign goverameuts deal arbitrarily with America-* interests within their jurisdiction in a uiauuer injurious and inequitable." It was when the German potash syn dicate found that independent mines had got almost all of the American business by making prices about 30 per cent lower than the syndicate prices that the law now complained of by American consumers was demand ed by the potash tmst and enacted by the reichstag with the avowed pur pose to deprive Americans of the bene fits of their advantage'ms agreements, running in some cases until 1910. The amount of the tax imposed by Germany is more than the entire cost at the mines under the American con tracts with no-..syndicate producers and makes the -price on deliveries in the United States much greater than the old exorbitant syndicate prices. As the American contracts provide that the buyer shall pay all government charges, the tax falls heaviest upon the I consumers of potash for the making of fertilisers. Tax Levied to Raise Prices. The tax law was passed, it is assert ed, with no other purpose than to de stroy existing contracts, to coerce all potash mines in,to the syndicate and so to bring at* ut a return to high prices aud take away the market made here by nonsyndkate producers. Until this controversy arose it was not generally known that potash in workable Quantities was found only in Germany. The production is and has been for twenty years controlled by v i syndicate, which also fixes the price that the world shall pay for this ne cessity. In this syndicate, which Is I strictly regulated by law. several Ger- I man governments participate as own- I ers of potash mines. It was during a I* temporary lapse in the syndicate, leav ing every one free to make his owu figures, that the low prices now caus ing trouble were made. WATCH ROADS THIS WINTER. Improved Highways Are Now Passing Test of All Traffic and Weather Conditions, and Those That Make Good Will Be Stand ards of the Future. At the end of the pr, sent w'ntvi good roads builders wid be able ta form definite opinions as to what shall be the standard rotnl of the future. Itoad building up to the present has beeu for the most part more or le.-s experimental. Demonstration as to just, how good some "good roads" would prove to be has been lacking because improved highways have no* I beeu built long enough to show their worth. On asphaltic macadam is placed the main reliance of road engineers. Such highways have been proved absolutely necessary to withstand heavy traffic. and the main question remaining to be decided is the best '"binder*' to hold the stone of the macadam together: Some of these binders "bleed" in sum mer and then get so brittle that the) •lose the road. The natural asphaits. such as are used in street pavements. do not act in this way. Whatever may be next spring's ver dict as to what is the best road, the movement for improved] highways is going steadily forward with increased energy. The latest to enlist iv the good roads cause are the presidents of the Pennsylvania. New York Central and Southern willroads and Mr. Yoa kum of the Frisco, who were among the organizers of tbe American Asso ciation For Highway Improvement. now getting to work in Washington with Logan W. Page, director of th office- of public roads, as presiile.'it. FIRST STRJSTCH COMPLETED Four Miles of New Greenville Pike Now Ready for Traffic Fonr miles of the new Greenville Pike have been completed and yes tnrday were formally received from the contractor, Mr. W. W. Colvin, by a committee representing the boaid ot supervisors. Messrs. Smiley and Fulton composed the committee. The new stretch of iovl extend" from the corporate liuits of St .unto i in the direction of Frill? Mills, aui i I in keeping with the m*uy *nil?s oi improved highway* whioh Imve lieao I <ionstroctei in this in th last few y nrs. Ten Bplefttrtfj of sb*? entire asseabji fn-n hera to "3ieen ville is expastad to foil i» right a vay. ■ Ona great improvm-ut by ihe connty roais oonnia-.i-n°r was made near Y?Vy Mills vl-i r= in* bridge haa been male to t*\e V c piaoe i of two which formerly ar-annel two branches of Dry Or»ek T lis ni* bridge is of oonarcte roirstt nation I and should stand any amount of weir} and tear from wt-athar aud traffic! witnont needingSrepaira, ■■—■ — — «^ajMMW..^MsaaaaWssMM.aaaaaaaaaaaaaM............MßMWi.M $ 100 Rewaid, $100. The readers of this paper will be plciiutfl lo learn that there is at least i>e dreaded disease that science has jecli able lo cure in all its stages, and Uial is Catarrh. Halls Catarrh Cure is ihe only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional turn!infill Hall's Ca tarrh Cure is taken internaliy, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces ol ihe system, thereby destroy ing the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up ihe constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative pow an thai they otter One Hundred Dol- , lars for any case that it fails to cure. , Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., To- ; ledo, l>. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for con stipation. Death ol Mrs. Joseph Mauck Mr*. Joseph ilauck died Friday a cha hone of hat son in law, Mi. , Fuo naa ti. Pan-Mar, on the mountain ' raad, about five miles west of Tim- ; uerviile. For some time she had beeu very feeble aud her death was not un- , Bxpsctei. She was one of the oldest parsons in that part of tha county, be iug almost eighty-five years old. Two child.en survive, Mr. Gaorge W. klsu3i an I Mrs. T. H. Fanslar. Her funeral will be held this morn ing, services beiug conducted by Elder John F. Driver of tbe Bretheren will be in Mount Olivet church cemetery. Lexington. Va., Das 21 —Ran I. Jjrniaij.il agal, thirty eizht yaars, grandson of tha lata John Randolph looker, die! from typhoid fever Sun day at Huutingtou, W. Va., and the body was brought to Laxiugton today for burial tomorrow. Ha spent his youtlTin Lexington, aud was educat ed at Washington and Lee, graduat- ' ing fron the law school in 1893. He *ras active in college athletics. He spent several yeais practising law in W.'Va., aud for the past faw years has oeea connected with the Keystone Product Company, of Em porium, Pa. His wife who was Miss Net M. Hubbard, of Charleston. W. Va., and his mother, two brothers and oue sister survive him. HEADQUARTERS OF Holiday Beverages The Largest and Best Selected Stock of Imported and Domes tic Distillates in the National Capital. ORONOCO A Famous Quality Whisky Best for F**i*ii Best for Hospitality Gal., $3.75 Of., $ .u-u 12 Qts., $12 Bulk Goods Per Gal. Per Qt. 12 Qts. Sterling, a good straight rye_. $3 CO $ 75 $8 50 Pendleton, in jogs only 2 00 Sherwood 3 75 100 10 50 Gibson 3 75 100 10 50 Mount Vernon _. 3 75 100 10 00 Melvale... 3 75 100 10 00 Pikeville... 3 75 100 10 00 Overholt 3 75 100 10 00 Tom Moore 3 75 100 10 00 Green River... 3 75 100 10 00 Jas. E. Pepper... 375 100 10 00 Yellowstone 3 75 100 10 00 Old Fumpardner Mountain Rye.... 375 100 10 00 Old Joe Rye, guaranteed ten yearsold . 550 150 16 00 Corn Whiskey, according to age, $2 50, $3.00 and $3.75 per gallon. Bottled in Bond Goods / Per Bottle **Per Case Only James E. Pepper... $1 25 $11 50 Green River 125 12 00 Green Brier 1 25 11 75 Old Crow 1 25 14 00 Old Jordan 125 12 00 Ed Henderson.. 100 1100 Collingwood 1 00 11 00 Overholt 100 1100 Large 125 12 75 Gibson 125 12 00 Old Forester 125 14 00 Distillery Bottling, Etc. Per Bottle Per Case Only Gikson $1 25 $11 00 Mount Vernon 1 35 14 50 Canadian Club 135 15 00 Cascade _ 1 25 12 75 Black Label 125 14 00 Trimble.... 125 13 00 Upper Ten 125 13 00 Wilson , 1 00 11 50 Hunter 125 13 00 Mark Rogers 1 25 13 00 Kentucky Taylor.. 1 00 11 00 -Elmwood 1 00 11 00 Old Charter.... 1 25 13 00 Maryland Club 1 25 13 00 •Baltimore Club 1 25 13 00 Pointer 125 13 00 Old Thompson, Kentucky... 125 13 00 Per Gallon Virginia Apple Brandy (accord to age.... $2 50 $3 00 and $3 75 Orinoco Gin 300 375 Imported Gin (per bottle) 125 150 and 175 All kinds of Imported and Domestic Wines, Cor dials, etc., at reasonable prices. If you do not find what you want, write me, as this is only a partial list of the goods I carry. In ordering from me you will have the satisfaction of knowing at all ims that you will get exactly what you order, as I wil, n .t misrepresent anything in order to make a sale. PRE-PAYMENT OF EXPRESS Express charges prepaid by me on all orders of cne gal lon and over to Maryland and Virginia. Except on case goods NOT my own bottling*, on these I will onl. prepay when ordered in SIX BOTTLE QUANTITIES OR MORE AND ON TWO DOLLAR PER GAELON GOODS IN TWO GALLON LOTS AND OVER. Yours for Quality, D. J. O'CONNELL, Successor to E. J. Quinn, Sole Distributor Oronoco Whisky, 636 Pennsylvania Ay., Washington, D. C. ffofflen as Wafl ts Men an lath Banm by KMiej aad Bladder Triable. Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, discouragesandlessensambition; beauty, J . J ,„_.. - vigor and cheerfol tftQ ness s OOO disappear when the kidney a ar*:-! out 0 * or der or dia' ' Kidney trouble haa vMnE. ]! become so prevalent that it is not uncom /> mon * or a cn ' l 'i to k* vjaLg ■ wv\lli~ born afflicted with —111—, mar* 9 weak kidneys. If the child urinates too often, if the urine scalds the flesh, or if, when the child reaches an age when it should be able to control the passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi culty is kidney trouble, and' the firat step should be towards the treatment of these important organs. This unpleasant trouble is due to a diseased condition of the kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as most people suppose. Women as well as men pre made miser able with kidney and bladder trouble, and both need the same great remedy. The mild and the immediate effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold by druggists, in fifty- cent and one-dollar size bottles. You may IS have a sample bottle lfe-y";''lB-"»'a" .71 by mail free, also a jH pamphlet telling all e9K about Swamp-Root, h™, ofsar.nip.Roo.. _ including many of the thousands of testi monial letters received from sufferers who found Swamp-Root to be just the remedy needed. In writing Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. V., be sure and mention this paper. Don't make any mistake, but remember the name, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address. Binghamton, N. V., on every bottle. .-- Wants to Help Someone For thirty years J. F. Boyer, of Fer tile, Mo., needed help and couldn't get it. That's why he wants to help some one now. Suffering so long himself he feels for all distress from Backache, Nervousness, Loss of Appetite, Lassi tude and Kidney disorders. He shows that Electric Bitters work wonders for such troubles. "Five bottles," he writes, "wholly cured me and now I am well and hearty." It's also poai , tively guaranteed for Liver Trouble, Dyspepsia, Blood Disorders, Female. Complaints and Malaria. Try thei. 50c at B. F. Hughes, Staunton, Va. •'