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Going to distant parts to
reside, should be followed J^&
costs less per week than
a letter. ™" '"B^
are necessary to your comfort for dress wear, bust
nesa or hard work. After a few days' wear yow
will wonder why you ever wore tbe ordinary
Made in three weights to suit all occupation*
and in extra lengths for tall men.
Sold by your dealers or from factory at 5 Oc.
Tl.l. <tinm the Sliding Cord Signed Guarantee on every pair
j^whch T kcs S h, rle f Pre Si - the e A EDGARTON MFC CO.
SSlbuTiind"durable? 333 MAIN STREET, SHIRLEY. HASS.
The F. S. Royster Guano Company is
the largest independent manufacturer of
Fertilizers in the United States.
The business was founded twenty-seven
years ago by Mr. F. S. Royster, who is still
at the head of the Company, and gives the
business hi? A attention. It requires
eight 1- -$*%* stories to supply the demand
fojK,* v*V goods in the South alone.
■ vV V* c °-cinq desirous of extending our
.orritory, we have built in Baltimore one
of the largest and most modern fertilizer
and Sulphuric Acid plants in existence.
Ask your dealer for ROYSTER goods
and see that the trade-mark is on every bag.
If he does not handle them, write and give
us his name and we will arrange with
him, or some one else, to supply you.
Calvert Building, Baltimore, Maryland.
Cures Colic in ten minutes; is a sple:i hd medicine for Diarrhoea,
Cholera Morbus and Sour Stomach, You can't get •gfttjgj*'
noevisl uOia*. ante, sMnay. u.iJer-sized babaaa. 25 cents at durg s J° r "-
Triai Bottle KKEE by mail of Drs. D. Fahrney & Son, Hagerstown,
Md., if you mention this paper.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
, j* — and has been made under his per-
/jF sonal supervision since its infancy.
yjuts_fjt Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good "arebut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health ol
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment,
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare-
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotac
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It d^ o * B^ m *
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Win*
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tbe Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tbe Cbildren's Panacea—Tbe Mother's Friend.
S} Bears the Sip-natnre of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
the etirr.ua eoanuiT. tt aassaanai irMtT.apstoaaein. _______
Chesapeake-Western Railvay
Schedule Effective Dec. 5, 1909. _
20 j 6 4 STATIONS. B j">
— Ip M 1 M A M
T¥pm am \___
N River Gap. Ar 142 |»
12 45 202 845 btokesville. 624 11 04
12 57 212 857 Mt. Solon. 6, g 1Q 54
103 218 902 \\ alkers, f. J 615 10 49
119 2219 07 Mossy Creek J 80910 39
127 227 914 Spring Creek, f, 104 602 10 29
142 236 924 Bridgewater. JOl 557 10 18
148 240 929 Stemphleytown, f 12 56 553 10 12
.1 53 2 45! 933 !*???£„ , 12 49 546 957
212 251 940 Pleasant Hill, f. J| " &fl 9 M
218 2 54; 946 A t 1Z * D
Harrisonburg. 537 9 „
2J3S 3102! 955 D 12 37 532 917
2 45! 3o? 10 00 Rutherford f. 'Jo 31 527 910
2352 312 10*05 Chestnut Ridge, f. "_t $9 05
2583 17 10.10 Earmans, f. J- * „9 n
325 320 10.16 Keezletown. *| « 09 g &(J
8:33 3.26 10.23 Perm Lmrd. « g 03 g
838 331 10J29 Montevidea, f » « 456 g32
347 337 10*36 McGaheysville. » £ 450 B_,
354 342 10 42 fc Mauzy, f. 11 52 444 815
406 348 10 48 Ing ewood, f Lv II 45 435 800
4 20| 354 10 57 Elkton. I AM PM AM
jfM 1P M A M *■ J 1
All trains daily except Sunday. WILLIAMSON,
W E. D SrOKES, C B - V> g upe rintendent
President. ■ mm „
C A. JEWETT, Traffic Manager,
Harrisonburg, Va. =======
The Spectator $IW
StfttllltOll HH opCCtatot

Will be Held From The Residence
of His Brother Tuesday Morning
John A. Lewis, of Staunton, died
9hrly Sunday morniog iv a hospital
it Huntington, W. Va.. »ged 81. He
Tas a son of the late James A. Lewis,
ani is survived by four 'mothers:
H M., W. T, Charles R., and J H.
L3svis, all of StMnton
Tha funeral took plaoe Tuesday
warning at 10 o'rlock fron the re
sidence of H M. Lewis.at 901 West
\lain Street lutsrment will be in
Mr Liewis had lingered for foar
mont'os following injuries reoeived on
a ride from Richmond to Huntington
in a box oar. Both of his lags were
frozen ana ampnt °tion was neces-tarv.
A second operatiou was perforned
and it was believed that the yoang
mm btood a chano9 to recover. One
day last week his brothers here re
oeived a letter which be had writtsn
telling them that his condition was
much improved. Ths change in his
oondition was unexpected and news
ot his dsath came as a great shook
The active pallbearer at the funer
al this morning will be Messrs. R.
H Bsll, Jr., Geo. A. Haines, Alex
Buckle, Frank Matthews Geo. C.
Fifer ani R A. Fauver. The honor
ary pallbearers will he Messrs. Wat
sou Thou, Ru3Eell Brown, I. S.
Hoove", H. O Gibsoa, O. H. Smith
ani Harry Bryan,
Jury Fails to Indict Official Who
Shot And Killed Man
Luray, Va.. Maroh 20. - R. Lee
■lor, the Rappahannock oouoty mag
ate who ou Saturday of last wek
shot and killed Thoaßs Brown in Jos.
Origler's store in Springville, has
been exonerated by a grand jury oi
It county which heard evidenoe in
case immediately after the shoot
irosn, who nai been a magistiate
the same district, was tried by
ylor for some offausa and a Hue
1 jail sentence were imposed,
own was in custody of an officer j
i, passiug Crigler's store, he caw j
vlor and asked permission of the
offioer to j?o in and talk over the case.
While talking it over tha case.
Brown was shot. Evidenoe of per
sons from that county is that the:
shooting was dene ia self-iefense.
A. P.. Thorn to Deliver Address
Charlottesville, Maroh 18 • AI- j
fred P. Thorn, of Washingtoa, D. C.J
general counsal of the Southern Kail-1
way has accepted the invitation of
tne University of Virginia to make |
Ci annual address at the comraenoe
ut in June. Mr. Thorn graduated
from the university in 1875. j
Pays $750 Fine And Costs
Covington, Va., Maroh 17. — The
trial of Thomas R. Paxton, formerly
assistant postmaster at this place,
charged with taking abont 1750 of
Ivernment funds last March, was
mpromißed in the United States
nrt at Lynchbnig by Paxton pay.
g a fine of 1750 and the cost of the
osecution. Paxton refunded the
aonnt taken the day the inspector
the loss
Attacks School Prinjipal
A severe attack on school principal,
Chas. B. Allen of Sylvania, Ga., is
thus told by him. "For more than
liree years," he writes, "I suffered in
■seribable torture from rheumatism,
ver and stomach trouble and dis
used kidneys. All remedies failed till
used Electric Bitters, but four bot
es of this wondertul remedy cured
ie completely." Such results are
common. Thousands bless them for
curing stomach trouble, female com
plaints, kidney disorders, biliousness
and for new health and vigor. Try
EOnly 50c at B. F. Hughes'.
Big Horse Sale Held
srstown, Md., March 17.—Prob
the bi»ge3t horse sale east of
Chicago this season was held by Mo-
Henry Bios, in Hagerstown Tuesday
afternoon, when 276 head of horses
were sold for $40,000. Prices ranged
from $75 to $270.
Bayers were present from many
states. Baltimore and Washington
were well represented.
f Nature makes the cures
after all.
Now and then she gets
into a tight place and
needs helping out
Things get started in
the wrong direction.
Something is needed to
check disease and start
the system in the right
direction toward health.
Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver Oil with hypo
phosphites can do just
It strengthens the
nerves, feeds famished tis
sues, and makes rich
Send 10c.. name of paper and tWa_■*• *°T,°V
besuHJiJ B«Tina» Bank and C^ , aS»«<' l » BOOT
Each bank contain* a Good Look rannj.
SCOTT & BOWW " ' '"«*' *•• Ne*' l^
What Seemed to be Trifling Acci
dent Proves Fatal to Cadet
The funeral of Walter Binfor
who died from bliod poisoniug wbic
resalted fron a slight saratoh on th
hand, was held in Norlolk on Suud*
Young Binford's death was peo
liarly Bad. He was 19 year* oil >v
was the only chili of Sir. an J Mi
R Binford of Put Norfolk. H
waa a student at Blacksburg and it
some manner scratched bis hand.
Hi thought nothing of the matt?
until two or thwe days had el«ps?d
when the pain growi3j; sreiter , ! t
went to the surgeon of the institu
tion The surgeon at or.cc rn3ogniz
ed the seriousness of the tronbla an
began a course ot treatment, bat
there seemed to be very little in
prcivement and young Binford was
finally brought home and sent to, the
King's Daughters' Hospital in Nor
folk. There every method known to
medical science was resorted to in
the effort to oheck the blood poison,
j but it was of no avail, and the young
j m«n died Fr.day night.
I The young man had several re-
I latives in Staunton.
Staunton People Attend Pleasant
Celebration in Harrisonburg
Mr. ani Mra. Joaeph Loewner, of
this citj, bave returned from. Har
riaonbaig where on Sunday the>
attended a f<mi!v reunion. The
033a5i03 w»s ai33l enjo/iblJ an<i at
the dinner aibioh was bell at ni?ht
all meubers of the family with tbs
exoeption of two brothers were pr«
ent. Those present were:
| Mr. and Mrs. Obas. A. Hammer
Mr and Mrs. Samuel Klingenntein,
id Mrs. Charlie Loewner, Mr.
§ Joe Loewner, of Stannt »n
d Mrs. Herman Wish and Mrs.
i Wisn. of St. Louis, Rabbi Jaitob
nenfeld and Morris Spiro.
White Appoints R. I. W. Duke
ommonwealth's Attorney
•lottesville. Maroh ' 18.-Judge
11. Whits ha 3 appointed Jnige
\f, Duke commonwealth's
ey of Albemarle Counrv to .fill
c unexpired term of Captain
ah Woods,
term for whioh Captain Woods
lected expires DeoemberSl, 1911.
ge Duke served from March,
to March, 1901, as juane of the
ration court of this oity. He
orn in Charlottesville August 27,
His father, R. T. W. Dnie,
1 in the Virginia legislatare
l congress, and was a oolonol
8 Confederate Army.
J. W. Fishburne has baen
o oonnsel tor the Charlottes
Perpetnal Building and Loan
Company to succeed the Capt. Wooie.
Insurance Man Given Heavy Sen
tence by Bristol Court
I; Bristol, Va., 20.-For the
I betrayal of Lizzie Palmer, a pretty
orptiau girl, J. B. Kamrton, who had
bean prominent in the insuranae busi
ness in Southwest Virginia and at
Greensboro and Raleigh, N. O, has
been sentenced to 10 years in tbe
Virginia Penitentiary in the corpora
tion court here. Letters to tbe girl
and other evidenoe showed that
Ha npton praotioed deoeit, making it
appear that ne was anxious to marry
Mis? Falmer, althongb it has develop
ed sinoe his arrest at Raleigh tbat he
is a married man. The betrayed girl
was in court with her young babe
ther arms. i
terstate Commeice Commission
Gives Surprise in a Ruling
Washington, March;iß.-Ia a small
case, the Interstate Commerce Com
mission yesterday handed down one
of the biggest decisions in its history.
It ordered a sweeping reduction in
the passenger rates on the Washing
ton, Alexandria and Monnt Vernon
Electric Railroad, on the finding tbat
the road was capitalized at $207,000
per mile, as against an actual invest
ment of $50,000.
It was deolared this afternoon
that this decision marks a new ag
gressive polioy by the oommissioo
toward railroads all over tbe country
who "water" the stocks.
88,498 Plague Deatha in Month
London, March 20. — During the
month of February the deathß from
the plague in India reached the enor
mous total of 88,498. The disease
bas become suoh a fixture in that
country that its ravages are litale
heard of exoept through tbe ooca-
I aional official statistics.
The British India offioe reports
that the epidemio was very virulent
this year and adds that most per
sistent efforts to st»mp it out have fail
ed to effect permanent improvement
in the situation.
Highland Man Dead
John A. Noel, Confederate veteran,
is dead at his home near Dnntior?,
W. Va., aged 66 years. He was a
native of Highland oounty, Va. He
served on the body gaard of Jeffer
son Davis,. Surviving him are his
wife, who is a daughter of Col. B. F.
Jaokson, of Rockingham county Va.;
■even eons, and one daughter.
Damage Estimated at $150,000
Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Clifton
Forge Called Upon to Aid Local Depart
ment in Fighting Conflagration Which for |
Two Hours Seemed to Threaten Destruc
tion of Entire Business Section— Biggest
Blaze in City's History.
A fire that started either in an old
ilacksnitii shop or in the bowling J
illey of O. 'ta. Klise swept away j
nearly the entir. blook bounded by
Johnson, Lewis and Augusta streets
and Middiebrook avenue Monday night
ml cause 1 a lass conservatively es
tmated at $150,000.
It is the prise Staunton has to pay
for allowing the collection of tire
•raps to exist in that locality and the
jit" is extremely fortunate fiat the
satin downtown section of the city
;vas not swept away. Had the wind
been blowing when the fire started »s
Ri earlier in tin night there is
he laast doubt tbat the loss would
bean tt-ree tiaaes as great and
that the entire section soath of Main
street aid east of Lewis wonld have
bsen swept clear to the Baltimore
aad Ohio station, if the flames *>ari
been stopped even there.
Ths following builiiogs on John
son street ware destroyed:
W. J. Neff, dealer in vehicles etc
Luther B. Bossarman, feeds and
W. E. Tribbett, spraying apparatus
and supplies.
Edwara Dora, stable and wagon
Rissbaiger'B, barber shop. _ j
Wehn's stable ana wagon yard.
Trimble's wagon yard.
J. Elmer Hanger, wheelwright.
Dudley Foster, lunoh room.
Gayhart's grocery store.
Honnihan's old saloou stand.
Ou Middiebrook avenue, in the
blook known as the wharf, the fol
lowing concerns were praotioally
wiped out.
Statutes: Miir.ne Conpiuy.
Michael Kivhgban, feeds, bay ets.
B. W. Crnm, feeds and fertilizers.
The Duilding ooanpied by Bosser
uan, Neff and the establishment of
Elmer Hanger was owned by Mrs.
Kate Brown, widow of the late
Dennis Brown, and she will be one
of the heaviest of the losers. One of
these buildings was only recently
erected and was a first class modern
business structure.
The blask3nitli elnp iv which tha
ire is snp;Jo33l to nave (tatted was
awned by Thomas J. Houninan as
was the structure whioh housed the
restaurant and tbe building on the
north side of Johnson street whioh
was gntted.
With two or three exceptions the
other buildinus destroyed weie owned
ay the concerns occupying them.
The fire broke out about 10:30
o'clock. Just where it started is in
some doubt at this time Some who
were on the soene eaTly say it started
in the blacksmith shop, while others
assert that the lire was first seen in
Slise's bawling alllev. However,
that may be it was right among the
lot of shacks and sheds that have
been a menaoe to the safety of the
city for years. The fin alarm was
sent in by Herbert Hughes and the
fire department responded promptly.
Before the fireman ani thtfr apparatus
were on the scene the flames had
gained tremendous headway and
Hanger's blacksmith shop was a mass
of flames. The firemen's efforts
seamed to be without effect and the
ure working east and west at tbe
same time communioated itself to
several one story buildings on the
east and had attacked the big build
ing oooupied by Luther B. Bosser
man, in the rear Flames entered
through tne rear windows and oaught
a big pile of baled hay in the b*ok
part of the building while the Bre
men were still working on the black
smith shop, a frame building whioh
was then blazing liie an immense
As soon as the Bosaarman building
saught tne speotatrs saw that all of
tbe stables in the vicinity were
doomed and there was a general
movement for the telease of the
horses which were in them. Iv a
raw moments tne stable doors were
broken open and the animals were
'ed out, some being tied to fences,
-ome taken to other stables and otheie
tarncd loose. Then the wagons and
other vehicles were run out and as
much property of this character as
possible taken out of danger. The
building oconpied by W. J. Neff was
broken open and pretty mnob every
thing on the first floor was saved.
By this time there was a rush to get
movable thinjs of every description
iut of the reighborhood Resident?
of the property on Lewis street mov
ed their furniture, business men
moved their boota and papwa_*w
the best parts cf their stocks and
Meantime tbe flames were sweeping
onward and the firemen seemed
powerless to oheck them. The water
pressure went down so that fr m most
of the linns of hose there were
trickling little streams that woild
not reach 30 feet into the air and
were haidly strong enough to wash
off a fidewalk. Nothing oouli be
done to save the one builling ooou-
Elm«r Hanger as a biaoksmitn
shop and carriage factory, and owned
by Mrs. Dennis Browo so t Mat went
in a little while Then the build
ing nearitig completion, whioh Mr
R. L. Strattou is to oaaupy as whole
sale grocery warehouse, seemed Joam
ed but this stopped the fire on the
west, and probably prevented all the
buildings on Lewis street between
Johnson street and Middlpbrook
avenue from going. There is a small
epaoe between the carriage faotorj
and the Stratton warehouse aud this
with the faot that a big far)e of men
was kept swarming over the ronf of
the Stratton building beating out hre
whwever it started prevented its
By this time several buildings on
the north side of Johnson street were
ablis9. The heat was so intense that
a big plate windows were broken to
bits, but fortunately the wind was in
the opposite direction and the flames
were prevented from spreading to
ward Main strest, and the flies in the
buildings ou the north side of John
eon street were extinguished without
a gnat deal of difficulty.
Sweeping across the blook towari
Middiebrook avenue the flames at
tacked the buillinas on tha alley in
the rear of the avenue chief of which
icas the old building of the Staunton
Milling Oompaay, occupied by Mr.
M. Kivlifcban ani Clompanv as a
storage house for hay. This was in
Ii from the basement to the roof
ew mlontes and it bnrne< like a
g furnaoe. Sparks and blaz
isps of hay were sent hundreds
t into tbe air and were carried
ong distances. Dr* grass on
Hill was set on Are and fo* a
tne many persons thought tha* a
nunber of dwellings over there were
on fire. The flames from tbe old mill
set fire to the rear cf the baildiflg of
Mr. Kivlighan on MiidlabrooS aven
ue and for a time it was thought
that the entire block and possibly
the Chesapeake and Ohio freight sheds |
and passenger depot were doomed.
As many lines of hose as possible
were concentrated at this point and
the fiiemai fought desperately.
I lite of their efforts tbe Kivii
uilding went, filled as it was
ay and straw and other inf lam
material. The building ad
t, occupied by B. W. Crum
inght and then the next onou
by R. P. Lankford, broker
5. The fiiem-n, assisted by tbe
is generally got the flames in
at tiiis j.oint and drove them
from the ;Lankfari building
ield them in the Crnm and
;ban buildiiig. Here the fight
ept up tall night and at half past
o'clock this morning the Crum
.ng was stili burning fiercely,
aok walls of the Crum tui iiing
atwari at about two o'clock,
night long the interior »»f the
was a mass of biasing rains.
i was little danger from this.
ver, and the fireman were work
ke Trojans oc the buildings on
iebrook avenue and managed
eep the advantage they • bad
So far as is known no one was in
jured although many had narrow es
oapes in the early pt.rt of the night
from falling electric wires, and later
fron toppling walls. Seveial walls f j ll
Pr on Johnson street about oueo'olock
i there- was a great d*vlging of fl»- J
ing bricks. The flames melted the eleo-1
trio wires along Johcsan street saan
after tbe fire got a good headway and
these were a decided menace to the
firemen and spectators. Tbe Staunton
Electric oampany shot off itiourrent
in the district attested by the fite as
' promptly as possible and the current
was also turned off the wires of the
oity's street lighting service. The
eleatrio comuany will be a heavy loser,
I a number cf their big cables having
Sun broken or cut but Superintend
t Eager promises to have the servioe
the fire d'striot in good shape at
the earliest possible moment. He
will have every available man out
today repairing damages. The cables 'f
the Western Union Telegraph oompany
were burn-'d and communication with
the outside by the Western Union
j were oat off.
entire business seotioi was threatened
he telegraph ta Harrisonburg, Char
lottesville and Olifson Fovge far as
ristance Harrisanbaig at onoe sent
a contingent of about 100 men, mem
bers et the departments there and
volunteers The Clifton Forge com
pany arrived next, having made tbe
run to Staunton, a distanoe of 56
miles, in the reoord time of an
hour and a half. Hardly five min
utes h d passed before the Charlot
tesville fire fig iters arrived, bringing
with them an engine whioh might
bave saved half the property de
stroyed had it been available earlier
in the night.
As the trains bearing tbe oat of
town firemen pulled into tbe sta
tion they were greeted by cheers.
The visitors lost no time in getting
down to business and at onoe enter«d
into the fight. Largely through their
efforts the rest of the wharf was
While handicapped tc some extent
owing to a difference in sias of the
boss conneotion used by them aud the I
fire plugs here, the out of town fin-1
men rendered valuable assstanoe.
The three towns represented sent ap-1
paratus which was used with good
effeot in saving a number of proper
ties whioh were threatened.
When the fire was at its height the
flames lighted up the entire oity and
the people turned out ay the hundred.
Tbe blase oould be seen for miles
aud the telephone of the Dispatch
and News was kept ringing constant
ly by parsons who wanted information
abo it the Are. Shortly after one o'olook!
an extra was issued giving as com-1
plete.an aoooun* of the fire as could
I obtained up ta that time and they
ere bought up eagerly.
It is understood that most of "t'ae
rger building destroyed were pretty
ell oovered by insuranoe and tbe
stocks contained in the buildings
were also well insuni. On sone of
tbe Suaoks and stables that went up
in the blase no insurance could be
secured exoept at prohibitive rates
and the owners aud occupants of these
will be losers.
At 4:80 o'clock a. m. Tuesday and
just when it seemed that the worst
danger had pastel the roof of the
Beverley hotel, a ulook and a half
away from the soene of last night's
conflagration, was discovered ablaae.
Great olouds of smoke poured from
under th- eaves of the building while
the whole roof appeared to be in
flames. Whon this paper went to
press tne firemen were believed to
bave the blaze nnder control.
Id Man, 45, And Girl of 16
—ested in Harrisonburg
isonburg, Maroh 20-This plaoe
ie* sensatiou caused by the
here late Saturday night of
Rymel, ag6d 45, a married
ith a wife and two children,
atty Elizabeth Stooker, the 16
--d daughter of Chris Stooker a
lent business man of Martins-
W. Va.
el is charged wit'i abduction,
tentiary offense,
er ani Rymel were olose friends
ms, and Rymel ofter visited
me of Stooker, who is a weal
aker and oonfeotioner, while
ler man is * briokmason. Both
jartsmen and often went on
ig and fishing trips together,
gh the f'iendship with her
Rymel had ohanee to be with
rl and it is aUeged that he
efforts to win her affections,
jntly being successful.
couple left Martinsburg for
iooborg early Saturday morn
the girl taking some of her
ng with her. Her father soon
<e*ed her absenoe ani instituted
.„j, enlisting the aid of the Mar
tibsburg polioe. Late in ths after
noon they were looated and o Seers
oame to Harrisonburg in au automo
bile and returned with Miss Staaker,
Rymel remaining in jail here, hav
ing announced bis intention to resist
extradition. Both he and the girl
stoutly deny tbat there was anything
wrong in their elopement.
The girl is barely 16 years old and
is very pretty. Her mother died
several years ago, aud for some time
she bas been assisting ber father in
ion 'noting bis business.
i Rymel is a former resident of Har
risonburg. _____ _
High School—Helen Page, Wick
ham Dameron, Stella Carper, Effle
Luck, Darwin Dudley, Ira Bartley,
[Katie Nuffer, Edna Miller.
Third Grammar Grade—Marian
Second Grammar Grade—Flora Ford,
Mattie Glover, Herbert Ford, Edward
Bartley, Edith Kyle.
First assistant's room, Miss Nannie
White, teacher.
First Grammar Grade—Mildred
Hewitt, Curney Nuffer.
Fourth Primary Grade —Dewey
Merritt, Homer Dean.
Second assistant's room, Miss Nellie
Cline, teacher.
Third Primary Grade—Frances Chit
tum, Eunice Hunter, Hazel Matthews,
Charles Dudley, Clyde Carper, Rad
ford Merritt.
Second Primary Grade—Margaret
Harrufi, Paul Dull.
Primary grade, Miss Angie Wyatt,
Robert Bucher, Frank Carper, Harry
Ervine, Lyle Shuey, Abbie Colvin,
I Margaret Glover, Elsie Thompson.
Bessie H. Peck,
Mr. Fiizliugh Elder went to Wash
■ '—ton yesterday on bust a sea
Ot; it Reader* will find
•»rrect schedule* of the
Chesapeake A •»hio,
Southern, and Cbesapeake-
Western Railways, publish
ed regularly in the Spec
Mr. John W. Todd Tell of an In
teresting Experiment
There was an interesting- iten in
the Dispatoh intf News some days ago
about the organization in Waynes
boro of alfalfa olubs for South River
district. It is not stated just how the
olubs are to proceed, or in what way
growing alfalfa is to be enoouragedt
So doubt tbe idea is a good one. and
as well adapted to other distriots as
it ia to South River.
But it is not at all necessary to
await the formation of a olnb in
a neighborhood, for farmers to grow
tbe crop Every farmer should oon
der his farm his experiment al sta
tion, and try things for himself.
In this way he oan best learn what
crops and fertilisers suit his soil,
aud many other things that he should
know abont his farm and stock bnt
whioh be cannot find ont cxc ipt by
experimenting in a small way. When
each farmer recognises his farm as
his kingdom farms will be better
But getting baok to alfalfa, several
years ago my two sods who are run
ning the tarm concluded to try alfalfa
in a small way. Taking three acres
of a field that had been in timothy
hay tbey limed it. plowed and har
rewel it well, and about tbe 20th of
august sowed 25 pounds of Ufalfa,
witn 800 lbs fertiliser to the aon.
It came up well, and with it a goodly
number of weeds. The boys knew
the young alfalfa should not be pas
tured, but it was in a thirty aon
field and not to pasture it meant the
loss of pasturage of tbe entire field.
Stock was turned in and as alfalfa
grew it was soon seen tbat it would
ba closely grazed. Besides, one old
horse took a speoial liking to a soft
plaoe and daily iolled thereon. Of
ooorse that plaoe was soon as bare as
a floor, and was so the following
Muoh to onr surprise the sesond
year tbe alfalfa had spread ever aud
covered it so tbat it looked nowise
lurent from tbe balanos of the
ie acres. The first year there was
lattle royal between alfalfa and
ids. It was a oase of the survival
he fittest, and the alfalfa won.
the end of the sesond year tbe
weeds bad retired. The first orop
lolipped ani left on the ground. -
ise improved eaoh year. Three
mr onttings are made annually
at least four tons to tbe aon
ed into tbe barn. Last fall tha
were offered sixteen dollars for
ose and on the farm per ton a
tempting offer, but tbey prefer
s keep it fox ewes and lambs,
i tbev propose to make bogs and
p something of a specialty it
paid to feed it though growing it for
market will bs f amd profitable. Last
Ker we so wad a few more acres
aye a first rate stand. So well
ie boys pleased with it they
will sow more this summer. Not
withstanding the numerous failures
Ib it in the oounty, it seems evi
t from tbe success in growing it on
i farm where it reoeived no special,
expensive tnatment in prepara
i, or fertilisers that it oan be
wn on most of tbe uplands in the
Very respectfully,
John W. Todd.
Interesting Statistics Compiled by
Secretary Walter Whatley
The following table shows the
quantities of apples shipped by the
different railroads in Virginia during
the movement of the apple crop of the
State in the fall of 1910, and also the
list, in tneir order, of the stations from
which 20,000 barrels or more were
statistics of apples shipped from
Virginia in 1910
Compiled from information kindly
furnished by the general freight
agents of the various railroads by
Walter Whately, secretary Virginia
State Horticultural Society, March
Cumberland Valley Railroad—
136,209 barrels.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad—
184,990 barrels.
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad—
265,862 barrels.
Southern Railway—224,77l barrels.
"Norfo'k and Western Railroad—
210,000 barrels.
Total for 1910—1,061,832 barrels.
»No te—Owing to the failure of the
N. A W. Ry. to furnish official statis
tics of their shipments, I have to in
sert an estimate of the shipments made
by this road, furnished by Mr. E. A.
Schubert, traveling agents A. and 1.
department of the road.
Stations that shipped over 20,000
barrels each, in their order.
Winchester—lso,976 barrels.
Staunton—7s,l4o barrels.
Crozet —42,411 barrels.
Fishersvilie—34,B44 barrels.
Aft0n—33,324 barrels.
Harrisonburg—2s,33o barrels.
Waynesboro—2s,l3o barrels.
Front R0ya1—23,630 barrels.
Stephens Cty—23,630 barrels.
Covesville—23,l44 barrels.
Arrington—2o,lo9 barrels.
The above returns were made in
boxes, barrels, and loose (bulk); far
convenience in tabulation, all have
been converted into barrels, at the
rate of three boxes and 150 pounds cf
bulk apples to one barrel respectively.
Full details of shipments from dif
ferent stations are published in the
r.urrent annual report of the Society,
sent free to all members.
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