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Going to distant parts to reside, should be followed j£ FCTATOR. costs less per week than a letter. S&SSi FINE ATHLETIC GROUNDS Washington and Lee's New Field to Equal Any in South Lexington, Va , Feb. IS.— Washing ton and Lee University will soon have an up-to-date athletic field. A large fores of workmen has been busy the past month leveling Wilson field, and the extensive bleachers will be placed alouy tne third base lines. These improvements, together with the thousands of fret of drainage tiie which were laid last summer, will give an athletic field equal to any in the south. The student athletic oom-nittee, under the supervision of Dr. J. W. H. Pollard is busily engaged in draft ing a new constitution and set of by laws for the athletic assoaiation. The entire gioWth of the student body dariag the past seveial ytjars has rendered the former one unwieldy and inadequate. Negro, s Form Mother's Club Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. IB.—The Mothers' Clab is the latest organiza tion to be forme.l aiicvK the colored people of Harrisonbrg. The purpose of th 9 clib is domestic development and community work. jp% Despair and Despondency No one bat a woman can toll the story of the suffering, the JK fj\ ■*>» despair, and the decnondeiscy endured by women who carry l/i' \ a cli, -' l/ Dur d i;n of ill-he« ; th 2nd pain because of disorders and /~s \\ y \ derangements of the di ieate r?'M important organs that are IV V distinctly feminine. Tie tortures gc brave!/ endured com \i~"~V__Jil« plctciy ups;t the nerves if long continued. T^ - ~V a SjSa Dr. Tierce's Favorite Prescription is a positive cure for V V**j Weakness and disease of tue feminine organism. ipV Y>[ j\ IT MAKES WEAK WOHEN STRONG, c ' X WOMEN WELL. 3k\ It all- ,^" A -i cr>, heals ulceration end soothes pain. ftpf I* o r,v^* ! ds up the nerves. 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The Spectator $1.00 Staunton flS»~ Spectator AND VINDICATOR. P y OL go. STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17! 1911 NO 4 COMER HAD PLANNED IT Man Who Killed Sweetheart and Himself Left a Note Luray, Va., Feb. 13.—A note, evi dently written while he was waiting saveial hours at a straw rick foi the appearance of his sweetheart, Miss Cora Turner, who was shot and killed in this county a few days ago by Fitaslugh Comer, shows the delib eration with which Comer clanned to kill the gil ana then himself The note was addressed to his father, telling him that he knew "they would have a sad time ior a while at home, but to forget the terrible thing as soon as possible." The murierer ana suicide took every precaution to be certain the slip of paper should fall Jnto his father's hands. The note, though written in a fairly legible hand, gives evidenoe of the great mental strain under i whioh the man was laboring at the time. Mrs. Robert Goodwin of Barter brooke has as her guest Mrs. John Harris ofJLewisbnrg, W; V a . 3* Miss Nellie Butler has returned to Warrsnton after a visit to her sister Mrs. J. 3. Ciaig. Roll ol Honor j -Honor roil of Clare graded .choc! third primary grade, Malcoine Mo-1 Manamay, Daniel SoiHli; fourth primary grade, Walter Aathony, M third giammar °rade, R"th Fertigne. Marvin Anthony Lottie Propes: first high school grade, Sidney Keiahner. Pupils on the honor roll are present evjry day daring the month and make an average of ninety per cent, or above in ail studies, m wini m Moffatts Creek, Feb. 9.—Mrs. Wm. Wayland of S woope has returned home from a visit to her aunt, Miss Sue E. Beard. Mr. Charles Baylor of Staunton, who has been sick at the home of Mr. W. H. McCutchau, is something better. The condition of Mr. and Mrs.- Mc- Cutchan is somewhat improved. Thos. A. Gregory, who has been quite sick, is somewhat better at this Marion A. Lucas moves this week to the fibtp. of Henry Arehart which he has rented. Mrs. M. E. Tolley and son, W. Aus tin rolley and wife attended the mar-j riage of Mrs. Tolley's younger son, Oliver Tolley, which took place in Staunton Mccday night. We have not learned the name of the bride. Shot Monster Hawk Harrisonburg, Feb, 10. —O. A. Layman, of Mount Crawford, last week shot and killed a monster ohick en hawk, measuring fonr feet and one inch between the tips of its wings. He shot it at a distance of 60 feet using a twelve gauge shot gun with r.nmDer fonr shot. TO HEAT BIG ORCHARD Kansas Grower Will Use 19,500 Oil Stoves for Purpose Kansas, City., Feb. 10. — To heat a square mile of orchard with oil stoves sounds impossible, hut that it what W. H. Underwood cf Hutch inson, Kan., ptv's he will do next spring. Mr. Undervgpod, who is a fruit grower, is in Kansas City di recting the manufacture of 19,500 stoves. These stoves, each of whicn has a leservoir which holds ten gal lons of oil, will be placed in Ills apple orchard, near Hutchinson, to prevent damage to the treeß by frost. I .-hard contains 600 acres, arid iO stoves will be used to keep ,t of each acre above the freez nt. (V GOOD SHOWS COMING | igs for Near Future Include i Many Fine Attractions | f splendid attractions are to appear in Staunton in the I iture. Three of them will be Is month. They ate "As Toll c Hills," "Human Tdearts," Uie Climax." aroh the following wi.'l appear Beverly: "Cow and ths Moon" i Russell, "Flower of the " "ft»d in Full," Adelaide on, Lyman Twins and "The [ill." While bookings for the are by no means complete, 3ts are already held for the anoe here in April «f Thomas s naw play, "Sins of the ," "BsverJey of Graustark,' 3 olly of the Circus. " c various attractions will visit i the order given. *«»•- —■ Engagement Announced and Mrs. Robert Preston Lank inounce the approaches mar if their daughter Helena Bar to Rev. Benjauin Calloway of Richmond, Va , to take »t their residence on Wednesday lg Feb. 22d 1911. So cards in ioe Man Commits Suicide shburg. Va., Feb. 11.— Ueorge , a shoe manufacturer, com- I suicide yesterday by shooting If in the head. 11l health is ed as the probable cause. Hie ii resides in Salem, Mass. He to Lynchburg ten years ago Lynn, Mass. NURSING MOTHERS show the beneficial ef- Scott's Emulsion in a very ..short time. It not only builds her up, but enriches the mother's milk and properly nour ishes the child. I Nearly all mothers who nurse their children shouH take this splendid food tonic, not only to keep up their own strength but to properly nourish their FOB BALK BY ALL DBUGGISTB Send 10c, name of paper and this ad. tor on beantitnl Savinga Bank and Chlld'a Sketoh-Book. Bach bank contains a Good Luck Penny. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St, Sew York PEVIDENCE IN TRAGEDY ! i ational Development in the Cumberland Mystery Cum be-land, Md.. Feb. 10.— One of the greatest sensations that has yet developed in the wedding-eve poison tragedy that resulted in the death of Charles E. Twigg and Grace Elosser, cam? today. In the presence of Dr Thomas W. Koou, commissioner of police, Mrs. Jane Crnmmet, who lived it the room direotly over that in which the two bodies were found declared that immediately after the tragedy she had beard Mrs. Elosser, the motner of the dead girl, exolaim, "My jod, this is terrible. Nobody j must be told." Mrs. Crummet also deolared that she had passed by the door of the room on bei way to get some water, and that the -door was three parts open. Within she noticed the figure of a man lying on the right side of the sofa with his head leaning to the right. She further declared tbat at that time everything was absolutely quiet. This is a flat contradiction of tbe statement mado by the Elossers since the tragedy and at the inquest They have always said that there was the utmost confusion and loud screaming from the moment-of the dis covery of the bodies. Mrs Crum met deolared she was certain that she did not hear May Elosser pass down tbe stars as the girl ZX2?9 she | did. Iv view of the fact that Grace j Eiosser'B room, in which May has charged she was taking a bath at the time of the deaths of her sister and her fiancee, Is only separated from Mrs. Grummet's apartment by a thin board door,this statement was regarded as important. The most astounding part of Mrs. Crummet's story lies in the fact that she was never interviewed by the state's attorney or his detectives, nor by any other official of the city or county until within the past twenty-four hours, when attention was called to her by repoiters working on the case. HE DODGED WARRANT Man Beat It Upon Being Discharged From Staunton Hospital When Enoch Thompson was dis charged from the King's Daughter's Hospital here in Stuuuton, where i he had been brought for medical at tention, following his being wounded at Goshen by an officer from whom j he is alleged to have attempted to I escape, instead of remaining here or returning to his home in Eockbridaa | county, he skipped out to parts un known, evidently knowing that local officers held a warrant for his arrest. Thompson is wanted at Lexington for felonious assault on his cousin whom he is alleged to have slashed in the face with a knife It was to escape punishment for this offence that Thompson ran away and it was while he was fleeing from arrest tbat he was shot by the deputy . The Book bridge grand jury has indicted Thompson and a capias for his ar test has been issued by Judge Letcher. However, his apprehension now will likely be attended with Borne difficulty.as bis get-away seems to have been complete. WESTERN STATE HAS 1,085 With One Exception Has More Pa- I tients Than Any Other Asylum i Ihe Western State Hospital has now 1.085 patients, aooording to repoits which were presented at the meeting of the general hospital board, which was held at Petersburg this week. Ths number of patients in tin others state institutions for the insane is as follows Cectral, 1,416; Eastern, 766: Southwest, %1; making a total of 3,W7. Besides these there are 850 on furloughs. Tne board for the epileptic colony reported that that institution will be ready for tbe reoeption of patients by March 1. The board confirmed the appointment of Dr. Hugh O. Henry, of Charlotte county, as first assistant pnysioian of the Central Hospital. Dr O. C. Brnnk, superintendent of the Eastern Hospital.foimally notifi ed the board that he would not ne a Euaidate for re-election. Noted Athlete to Wed Charlottesville, Feb. 10.—Mr. and rs. Charles Stephen Feyton, of Charleston, W. Va., have issued,; in vitations to the weddins of their daughter, Elisabeth Haseltine Pey on, to Forrest Quillian Stanton, 10, an alumnus of Virginia. The mar riage is to be of great interest to tbe host of friends of the young couple here, Miss Peyton having attended several Easter germans during past seasons. She was held in high es teem by her numerous friends. "Blondy" Stanton was an. unquali fied star in athletics. Since leaving here he has been oonnected with bis father in the real estate business in Lob Angeles. The couple will make their home in Los Angeles. The wedding wiil take plaoe this L-p ♦--+-•*"• — Lynchburg Banker Dead Lynohburg, Va., FeD. 11.-I. Hol oomb Adams, Sr., 78 years old, for more than 40 years-a leading business man, d;ed yesterday after a month's illness. At one time be was president of National Exchange Bank and , vho was the founder of the Adams iros Payne Company. ARCHBISHOP RYAN LOSES m FICHT Venerable Prelate Expires at Home in Philadelphia After Long Illness Philadelphia, Feb. 11.— Most Rever end Patrick John Ryan, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and, next to cardinal Gibbons, the foremost representative of the Roman Catbolio church in America, died at his residence in this city this afternoon at 4 o'clock While he bad rallied several days ago, fears fjr the condition of Arch bis lop Ryan were renewed yesterday whan his physicians issued a bulletin which wawery discouraging in tone. At the save time the physioiacs made it apparent that the improvement which bad been reported several days previous was not to be made the bisis for too much confidence regarding the outcome of the prelate's illness. This morning the archbishop was much weaker than yesterday and would not take the nourishment as desired by the doctors. Be grew steadily worse during the morning, and at noon it was known that the end was near. Patrick John Ryan was born 10' Thurlee, in the county of Tipperary, It*Ssr>d, in 1831. Upon reaching the age of rcannco" he showed a deoided vocation for the priestnond, and was sent to a school in Dublin, where his talents and industry soon attract-' ed attention. Young Ryan entered Cailow College to study for the priesthood as an ecclesiastic of the dTocese of St. Louis, to which he had offered himself. Having attained deacon's orders he came to St. Louis in 185 a not yet having attained the requisite age for [the priest hood After a short stay in the seminary in he was ordain ed in 1853. Me was made pastor of the church of St. John the Evangelist and vicar-seneral some years later. When the venerable archbishop sought a coadjutor, the Very Rev. P. J Kyan was eleoted Bishop cf Trioomia February, 1872. After discharg ing for twelve years much of the diocesan work at St Louis, he was iv 1881 transf aired to the see of Phil adelphia. His reception in that oity was an ovation unparalleled in the history of the Oatholio church in this country. ♦--*•♦-■• —' ' —■ "MY WIFE WON'T LET ME" Better Half Would Mot Let Council-1 . man Hubby Attend Meeting There have been times in Staunton when council meetings, which were scheduled, were not held. But, as fai as it is known, thtre never was an instance wnen the Staunton body did not meet because the wife of a member refused to let her husband attend. Yet this is exactly what happened in Winobestei one night this week, when the regular monthly meeting of the town solons had to be postponed. It was not for the rea son that some matter affecting woman's rights was on . the docket for the meeting, nor was it for any other rtason of that sort. It wss siuply that Mrs. Council nan was going away, and hubby had to stay at home that night to help her paok her trunk. The meeting, which had j promised to be one of the most im portant held in a long time, had to be deferred for a week. MRS. DAWSON RECOVERING Life of Woman Who Had Throat Cut is Now Out of Danger Mt. Jackson, Feb. 10.— Mrs. James Dawson, who during a family quar rel, had her throat cut by her bus band, is improving rapidly. She went back to her home Saturday where she and the childsu are now liviug. Dawson is in jail awaiting action by tbe authorities. Many persons ques tion his sanity but no expert opinion has been given. He remains quiet in the jail and makes no trouble for Sheriff Spiker. He has several times expressed a wish to see his children, ■ys nothing about the wife. ♦ < HENKS MEET AT SHOW Woman Sneered at Husband as She Passed From His Presence Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 11.—A st ene was created in a local moving picture show house exniblting films of tbe trial of Laura Fnrnsworth Schenk, charged with poisoning her milionsire hesband, John O, Schenk when husband and wife met. Mr.Sohenk, whose place of business is direotly across the street from the show house, had gone to the theater to view tbe piotnres with a business associate, Harry Beuter. The.theatre was darkened during the show and M-s. Schenk, accompanied by a friend visited the theater at the same time, taking seats immediately across the aisle from John Hcheuk. It was not until the lights were turned on it the close of the performance that each discovered the other's presence. Both arose and stared at eaoh other Mrs. Schenk sneered at her husband and left the theatre. At the door she turned and sarcastically laughed at hei husband, who immediately left SEARS' HILL WIN I STAUNTON WHS YOUNG ITS EARLY RESIDENTS iSome Interesting Though Little Known Facts Descriptive of J Community Long Ago SEARS' HILL ( so-called , ET CETERA Until comparatively a few years ago, this hill constituted the oouths.n boundary of the town c.f Stuautoa. Extending to the Greenville road on the east to the Middlebrook rowl on the west, and being very steep and rugged, it seemed to be a barrier to the extension of the town south war 1. Bnt the spirit of improvement ieap-d the barrier, and now a considerar. Ie and very attractive part of the "City | of Staunton" may be found beyond the I ridge. This addition is out of sigit of most of the town, and many a stranger sojourns at the hotels fjr days in ignorance of its txißtenc). All we can see of it on looking up, is 'the fable of a dwelling, a window in which seems to be peeping dowr to see what ia going on here below. ! The hill called "Sears," is, like anoient Oaul, divided into ktaraa part*— every school boy having a smattering of Latin,knows about that; and each part was formerly designa- I Ited to. ~ separate name. The west-] em section, covered by a growth of native oaks, was otsiled Stuart's hil , as it belonged to Judge Archi bald Stuart, and confronted his resi dence which was across a narrow valley. The Rev. Dr. Sears having oome to Staunton and living for several years in a house he found built on this western section, gave his name to the whole, hill. The eastern section, fenced off to itself, was known and always called £ bney's hill. High up on ths side of I the hill, in a clump of bashes, in ' full view of the Virginia Hotel, is the entrance to tbe cave which hns several times in the history of Staun ton been brought to prominent atten tion, particularly in the year 1788. j See annals of Augusta county, page The middle section, formerly called Gaiber's Hill, is much more promin ent than tne~bther two It hasalways within my knowledge bewi fenced in on both sides like a cleared field, but is too steep and rugged for any usefoT purpose. Clothed perennially in green grass, it is al,vay a plaasatt sight to the eye,especially whan other fields aro parched aud browned by exoessive drought. The grass is too short for pasturage, as the soil is too poor for cultivations One object on the apex of the nill particularly at tracts my attention. It is a solitary tree of large size ana graceful propor tions, which overlooks both sides of the hilL Many naiive forest trees are in tbe other sections, but this tree stands solitary and alone like a sen tinel npon the outposts. Other trees probably grew originally in this sec tion, but all of them were long ago felled by the woodman's axe. Yet this was spared to battle with tfca storms of saainier aud winter, au em blem of utter ionesomensss The oldest inhabitant does not remember when its general size was any les3 than at present It does not grow larger from year to year, nor does it beaome smaller by decay. It prohab ly stood there when Columbus dis covered America, and unless ruthless ly out down by «be hand of man, it will stand there until many genera tions of men pass away. It is of the species called sugar nut, and is the largest of the kiad 1 have ever seen. In days of yore a small iron can non, a six pounder, a relic of the war of 1812, lay prostrate on the top of Garbers* hill, the gun carriage having rolled away. It served a use ful purpose at the 4th of July and at Christmas, and the town boys nevor fail9d to load it up and fire several Ealutes. From some caprioe, the boys concluded to change the positioa of the ordnanoe, and with great labor they carried it to the top of Green Hill, the highest point in Market I-eet. There it continued to do its ty, till a very particular Governor Virginia had it seized and cirri. 1 the state arsenal at Lexington, to c great disgust of the boys and prob ably the relief of some nervous grown people. Several years ago the United States Coast Surveyors planted a small stone monument on Garbers' hill, which, in connection with a similar monu ment on another eminence a mils o3 to the northward, marks tbe meridian lire. In old times this hill was a famous I place lor bonfires at night, bat it in many years since one has been kin dled there, r Captain Robert Williamson, a Scotchman and retired sea captain fettled in Staunton in the year 1811 or 1812, and lived in the store house where Barth has his olothing store. Having been plowing tbe ocean for many years, he was now ambitious to try his skill in cultivating tho land. Therefore be purchased a lot at the foot of Garber's hill for a garden. ' Any land-lubber would have advisee him against the experiment, but the bard headed Scotchman could not be dissuaded. Tne garden was enclosed, laia off m.beds and walks, and duly worked for a number of years. Long i after tbe Captain's death, wban I was a small boy, I waa in that gar den, and it was pitiful to see tbe traces of failuie to raise garden products in such a bleak spot, and in such unfruitly soil As far as I know, this was the only attempt ever made to cultivate any part of Uarber's Hill. Augusta Street at that time came down only to the oreek whioh was crossed by a log to enable pedestrians to raaoh the garden and it seems to m« that tbe people of Staunton do not make as much of our hills as they might. I doubt if any ! | -.lity in the Atlantio States af fords suon a prospect as the top of onr reservoir hill -bo extsasive and bnautifol. From that point the whole valley for a hundred miles or more may be seen. Some eighty y/aars ago, when Staunton was about the geog raphical center "f the state, the re moval of the uapital from Richmond to Staunton was agitated, and tbe point mentioned was designated as the site of tbe new state hoass.A car toon was issued, probably to rlddi cula the scheme, representing Gen. Baldwin at the front of the building pulling with might and main to draw it up the bill, while Major Daniel Shoffey was pushing at the rear, ex claiming in his German brogue "Bull I Sundry millionaires have bought sites in other counties and erected summer homes on high hills, spend ing many thousands of dollars, nota bly on Lewis' mountain, near Char lottesville As yet, none of them have ever ooaie to Staunton in search of sites for caatles and palacvi It is rumored that a certain weal"by lady has purchased a part' of the enstera - slope of Betsy Bell, and pre poses to erect a dwefing there ;but that iM.iSo far from town, and Oct of "sight. Why did sh3 not select Garber's hiil? I would not have advised her to at tempt to reach the top by the direct northern route, —that is quite too steep, at least fifty five degrees, I sup pose ; Dut by a circuitous route at the Kd way of easier grade may i eais ago, two gentlemen 1 with Edinburg, Scotland, ne that the contour of the general scenery around strikingly resembled the ound the famous old oity .One of these gentlemen ye of Philadelphia and an icholar, who had several times visited Staunton; and the other was a Sootchman, whom I met at a corner of New and Academy streets, as he was looking ail around, and appeared greatly interested in the v ct SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE Interesting Program Arranged for Four Day Session Prominent county men have arrang ed for a school of agriculture to be held in Staunton in Assembly Hall on February 28, March 1, 2, 3. This school will be conducted by professors from the State College of Agrioultnre at Blac&sburg. The lectures will be plain and prac tical talks with full opportunity for questions and discussions. The sub jects to be especially considered are Sowing and Dairying, but n subjects of interest to the this section may be taken icaa will be held ever? day c li o'clock and from 1:30 to lock. Practical work in grafting, spraying, Bibcock and farm separator will be ited. The school will be r?e to everybody; there will minations, or books to buy ng of tbe sort. An exhibit oi crops of this section .is id will doubtless be arranged, eference to the school of R.O.Kciner has received tbe letter from Prof. S. W. acksburg, Va., Feb. 7, 1011. . Koiner, iton, Va., ir:—Professor Saunders ad that you are active in the work in Staunton. We ided at Professor Saunders request, to devote two days of our school of agriculture at Staunton to dairying. We bope to have the at tendance of the people near Warnes boro who are interested in the cream ery there. We shouia like to have i every person around Staunton, who contributes to your creamery or who is interestsd in dairying advised of this school and uiged to attend. Yours very truly. 8. W. Fletcher. Roll of Honor Honor roll for the month of Janu ary of Valley Mills schocl. First room—lrby Lightner, Dallas Sellers, Myrtle Clemmer, Maude Brubeck and Allen Ligbtner. Second room — Mildred Ligbtner, Nellie Kennedy, Stewart Powell, Hugh Lightner, Leiia Powell and Third loom—Holland Powell, Wm. Lightner, Claiborne Rowe, Gordon Heed, and Walter Cox. Miss Est is Beard. George R. Bell to Marry Mr, and Mrs. Caleb Parvin Eacott of Jacksonville Fla., have issued in vitations to the marriage of their laughter, Reine Marie, to Mr. (Jeorge Robertson Bell for Tuesday February tbe twenty-eighth at 206 East Third street. Mr Bell is the son of Mrs. G. G. Bell and is a young man who has already made good in a business way. OUR Readers will find toxrect schedules of the Chesapeake 4 . Southern, and Chesapeake- Western Railways, publish ed regularly in the Spec tator. COUNTY TEACHER Bjjgg SPELLER FAILED TO STUMP HER Audience That Packed Beverley rPit to Gallery Witness ed the Contest It was a grand suocess. When the ladies of Emmanuel church announced that they would hold a spelling bee, it is hardly to be supposed that even the mbst sanguine among them had any idea that when the date finally rolled around the contest would be attended with a display of interest the like of which had never tefore been witnessed at any kind of an entertainment held in Staunton. And yet this is exaotly what happened. The Beverley Theatre was crowded to its capacity for tbe event, many having to occupy seats on the stage, so great was tL« crowd. The champion spelier of the even ing was Miss Woodson—principal of the biah school at Swoope—who was a member of the team of Captain Robertson. The orchestra from the V. S. D. 8., under the direction of Prcf. Beardsworth rendered several selec tions which added to the pleasure of the audience. Capt R. S. Kerr in troduced the pedagogue. Dr. W. a Currell and aanomced that Mr. S. D Timberlake. Jr./and Mr. A S. Robertson had Been t*i«eted as cap ■HMfls, and they willow and picked their sides, ■ \JJ- While this was being done Mr. Currell made a .few remarks and to those who have heard him, it is use less to say that they were interesting, for he oertainly knows just how to get and hold the attention of any audience and much of the success* of last night's entertainment was due to him. He expressed his pleasure at seeing such alarge number present for it signified that tho Staunton people were interested in ednoation. He proved himself quite a "punster* in using words with a double mean ing and this rather Beared those who were to come before ;him in the role of soholars for they expected to oe "trapped" but he was very fair and always gave the meaning of a word, if it was oae which could be spelled differently.aooording to its meaning. After the captains had chosen their classes it was seen that about fifty were to take part, or twenty five in each clasß. After all preparations were completed Dr. Currell came to the front and addressing himself to those who were about to enter the contest he said "On ye brave, who rush to glory.or th^-grave "and then proceeded to deal gently with them until each thoognt they had an "easy snap." But when the numbers began to decrease he became a little more severe and the ranks thinned quiokly, tbe captains of both teams going down right early in the action. At 10 o'clook when it narrowed down to four on a side who seemed to be equally proficient interest became intense. On Captain Tim berlake's side there remained Mrs. R. T. Lieftwicb, Mrs. Alice Keith' Mr. R. E. R. Nelson and Mr. Robert Bissel of the Staunton Hieh School, while on Captain Robeitson' side there were Miss Sarah Wood son, Miss Matie Bosserman, of the Academy High school, Mr. Harry Catt, and Mr. J W. H. Pilson and in a ehort time Miss Woodson was ieft alone. Having beun the most successful speller she was presented with a dictionary thocgh jndging from her exhibition she does not need one. Miss Woodson is from Crozet aud ia now the principal of the high sobool at Swoope. fudges were Judge Holt, Prof, •and Prof. Keff and several he pedagogue had to refer to to settle a question where at spelling was allowable. Staunton R. F. D. No. 1, Feb. 11.— The reunion at Mr George Masincup's the 4th was much enjoyed by all. Those present were Mr. and Mrs, Jake Masincup, Mr. and Mrs. John Masin cup, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Masincup and daughter, Mrs. Gus Masincup, Mrs. George Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crum. There will be services at Green Val ley next Sunday eveninr; at three o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. John Kiracofe and lit tle son, Turner, spent Sunday with Mrs. Josh Fix of Parnassus. Mr. Tom Crum is getting ready for a sawmill. Mrs. Harrison Orebaugh spent Wed nesday with her brother, Mr. George Proaps. Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Fry and friends spent one day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Richie. Mr. Res Moneymaker's little daugh ter, been quite sick with whooping cough. Negro Youth Lynched Enfaula, Ala.. Feb. 13. — Ive» Peterson, an eighteen year old negro, attempted to mistreat Mrs. A. Hudscn Saturday night as she was crossing a dark street. Her cries brought as sistance au 1 tbe black fled. He was caught Sunday morning by officers, who started to jail witn him. Eight milss from here a posse took tbe prisoner from the offioes, rushed him to a nearby tree, strung him up and riddled his body with bolets.