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P. H. See, J. S. Trimble, W. 11. Morman, J. A. Sutton and Doctors Womack and S. H. Parkins. Interment was mi.de in the church cemetery. Mrs. Andes was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Stickley of llarriston, Va., and at the time of her death was El years, It months and 4 days old. In 1878 she be came the wife ol" J. M. Andes who survives her. She also leaves four daughters: Mrs. John L. Summers, of Bridgewater, Va.; Mrs. C. L.Doyle, of Fort Defiance; Daisy R. and Grace Dell; five sons: W. B. Andes, of Basic City; J. Russell Andes, of Rol la; Franklin Guy, Dewey Davidson and Homer Stickley Andes, of Fort Defiance; and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. C. D. Stickley, of Staunton; Mrs. 11. G. Root, of Harriston, Va.; J. F. Stickley, of Staunton; T. S. Stickley, of Frank fort, Ohio; aud G. T, Stickley, of Levells, W. Va. Captain 11. L. Opie and Messrs, T. F. Douglas, Aubrey Robinson and E. W. Opie of the Staunton Rifles, and Messrs Peaco and Guthrie, of the West Augusta Guard, left yes terday for the annual shoot at Camp Perry, Ohio. Miss Anita Mooers and her guests Misses Edith Sclater and Hazel Shackelford, of Richmond, and Messrs. W. A. Webb and N. F. Ro bertson, spent the week-end at Mount Elliott Springs. "Has Yo\ir Baby Colic? 11 You can cure it in ten minutes with DR. FAHRNEY'S TEETHING SYRUP Which makes happy babies. A sure remedy for all infant complaints. Prevents Cholera Infantum. Cures bowel troubles. Babies like it be cause it is pleasant to take. Mothers should not he without it. Can be given to babies one day old. 25 cents, at all druggists. Trial bottle free if you mention this paper. Made only by DRS. D. FAHRNEY & SON, Hacerstown, Md. _, ft sami&i k ■_■___! _____isl^___B__________a____B_____B_-_____—__a___- ffi_?CAsTOll.A HPsIt SE For Ilifants and Children. 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The Spectator $fW PRETTY WEDDING Seawright Spring's Girl Marries Man From Basic City Dispatch-News Correspondence. Seawright Spring, Aug. 12. —The home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Fultz last Sunday morning was the scene of a pretty wedding when their popular and attractive daughter, Miss Rosa, became the bride of Mr. Robert A. Cook, of Afton. Promptly at ten o'clock, as the sweet strains of Mcndlesohn's wedding march pealed forth, rendered by Mrs. Eisenberg, | the bride and groom entered the par ! lor,where the beautiful and impres sive ceremony was performed by Rev. D. W. Files, pastor of Salem Luther an church. The bride, who is a young woman of style and rare beauty, was be comingly attired in a dress of white messileue silk trimmed with over lace and crystal braid, and made a lovely bride. She wore a white tur ban hat, with gloves to match, and carried a bunch of bride's roses. The groom wore a suit of the con ventional black. He is an employee of the C. & O. railway company, be ' ing at present located at Basic City, and is an energetic young man en joying the respect of all who know him They expect to make their home in Basic City in the near fu ture. They carry with them the best wishes of a host of friends. CONGRESSMAN JONES TO SPEAK HERE AUGUST 25 Announcement is made by the Vir ginia Democratic League that Con gressman William A. Jones is to speak in Staunton on Friday August 25. Judging from the reception given ex-Governor Montague here last week, and the enthusiasm that was aroused by his address Mr. Jones' appearance here will likely be at tend by considerable interest. On Thursday August 24, one day before his visit here, Mr. Jones will make a speech in Waynesboro. Miss Mattie Taylor has returned from a visit to friends at Berry ville. DRYS TO CONTEST ON TECHNICAL GROUNDS Basing their action on technical grounds the drys yesterday sprung a general surprise by filing notice of a contest of the election held here on August 1 to decide the question of licensing or not licensing the saloon, which resulted in a wet victory by a majority of 103 votes. The complainants aver that the re quirements governing such elections were not complied with and give six specifls reasons in support of their charge. The papers were filed by Attorneys Blease and McCoy. Here follow the six reasons why the drys charge the election of Au gust 1, was "an undue election, and was illegal, null and void:" "1. Because the Treasurer of the City of Staunton did not file, as re quired by the Constitution and Laws of this State, five months before the regular election to be held "in said city in December, 1911, with the Clerk of the Corporation Court for said city a list of all persons In the City of Staunton who had paid, In the manner prescribed by law, not later than six months prior to said election, the State poll taxes re-> quired to be paid by the Constitution and Laws of this State for three years prior to the year 1911, and the said Clerk of said court did not make and certify the copies of said list which he was required by law to make and certify, within the time prescribed by law, and did not de liver copies thereof to the Sergeant of the .* «; ! of Staunton within the time b i'jyi'equired by the law to delivr *i"jr/a.me. 2. -jmfm » c tne Sergeant of the sal -9 of Staunton did not post sr j?jiT/ as ne was required by t j?«#7 said Sergeant did not post' * ifch list at all, and he made no is thereof to the Clerk on oath 6i showing the places where. and the dates on which said copies were posted, and especially the said Sergeant did not post any such list at the several voting places in the wards of said city, nor within the time in which he was required by law to post the same. 3. Because the, Treasurer of the City of Staunton failed and omitted to make and certify to the Clerk of the Corporation Court for said city, as required by law, a list of the per sons who had paid the poll taxes assessed and assessable against them for the three years next preceding November, 1911, in the manner pre scribed by the Constitution and Laws of this State, and within the time prescribed—by law. 4. It is true that a paper purport ing upon its face to be such a list was filed by the said Treasurer, that this list was verified by the said Treasurer. A copy of such list Is herewith marked "Exhibit A," and prayed to be read and considered as part of this complaint. Your com plainants charge and aver that said list fails to comply with the Consti tution and Laws of this State in the following particulars: (a) Said list is not alphabetically ararnged. (b) Said list is not alphabetically arranged by wards. (c) Said list does not contain a sworn certificate of the said Treas urer showing who had personally paid their poll taxes as required by the Constitution and Laws of this State. 5. The Treasurer of each city shall at least fi.'o months before each re gular election, file with the Clerk of the Corporation Court of his city, a list of all persons in his city who have paid personally not later than six months prior to such election the State poll taxes required by the Con stitution of this State during the three years next preceding that in which such election is held, which list shall be arranged alphabetically by wards, shall state the white and colored persons separately, and shall be verified by the oath of the Treas urer. Your complaints aver and charge that such a list was not pre pared and filed by the Treasurer of the City of r Staunton. Your com plainants further charge and aver that such a list is commanded by the Constitution and is by that solemn instrument made the last, final and conclusive test of the right of the voter to vote. 6. Your complainants aver and charge that no citizen, except an old soldier, has the right to vote with out personal pre-payment of his poll taxes, which fact must appear by such list of the Treasurer's as re quired by the Constitution and Laws of the Commonwealth. Your com plainants charse and aver that there can be no longer orderly or legal election without placing in the hands of the judges of election the li.~>t a. required by the Constitution am' Laws of this Commonwealth which list must show the legal qualifica tions of the proposing voter by whicli his right to vet.: can be determined Your complainants charge and aver such list was not furnished by t'... Cierk of the Corporation Court fo. the CHy of Staunton to the judges of said election, and that such list was required to be furnished by said Clerk to the judges of said election by Use Constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth. Your said complainants further aver that they are advised, believe and charge that the result of- said , election as shown by the returns and certificate aforesaid does not ex press the will of the qualified voters of said city; and that if the list of the qualified voters of Staunton had been certified by the Treasurer and Clerk of said city and posted by tbe Sergeant of said city as required by the Constitution and Laws of this State, the result of said election would have been different. I Your complaiannts aver and charge that there are other gross Ir regularities which would be suffi cient to show said election was un due, null and void, but your com plainants are advised and believe that the failure of the Treasurer, and the Clerk to certify the list as required by the Constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth, and the failure of the said Sergeant to post list as required by the Constitution and Laws, is manifestly sufficient to establish the fact that said election was undue, irregular, null and void. In consideration whereof your complainants pray that the said elec tion may be declared to be an undue election, illegal, null and void, that the said returns thereof may be de clared to be false and that the same may be set aside and annulled. (Signed) J. U. Anderson, J. J. Prufer, L. P. Hite, C. R. Knowles, VV. H. Marple, C. D. Stoneburne W. S. Kerr, Chas. R. Lewis G. H. Vinton, B. B. Buchanan, David O'Rork, J. H. Voorhees, G. T. Giles, A. M. Kerr, C. O. Herring, R. E. Tyler, J. E. Todd. GREENVILLE Greenville.Aug. 11.—Mr. Roy Han ger is progressing with his new house on Main street. It is now being plastered, and when he has put in the large plate glass fronts it will quite an addition to the thoroughfare. Mr. Charles Miller is doing the plaster ing. The new school is also receiving a coat of plaster, Mr. Stuart Lucas having the contract for the work. Mr. R. W. McClure is progressing with the concrete foundation for his new brick house. Mr. R. P. Selby, who has been working at his trade, carpentering, in Washington, is feeling unwell,and is spending a few days at his home here, where he expects to recuperate. Mr. John Burkholder has returned, after spending a week with his daughter in Charlottesville. As Staunton has gone wet, our road overseer, Mr. R. R. Berry, has put hand-railings to the foot bridge over South River, thinking it not safe otherwise with the county seat the way it is, or soon wil Ibe. Rev. G. R. Jones is holding a bush meeting near the Norfolk & Western railway station. Our blacksmith Mr. William Agnor has so increased his»trade that he is thinking of combining a wood shop with his present business, and it look ing around for an assistant. Some fine showers have fell here recently, and were welcomed by the MT. SIDNEY Mt. Sidney, Aug. 11. —The. drought in this section has been only slightly abated by the recent showers that have visited us. Much more rain is badly needed to mature the corn crop, which is far below the aver age, and to put the ground in condi tion for plowing, much of which is yet to be done. Mr. W. A. Altaffer, on Route 2, is slowly convalescing from a stub born attack of fever. Mr. Lee B. Myers has returned from the University Hospital whith er he had gone for treatment for intestinal trouble. He is slowly gain ing his strength and hopes to be able to resume his duties as carrier on Route 1 within a month. Joseph, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Huffman, is seriously ill of infantile paralysis. Dr. P. H. Crawford is attending him. Misses Lillie Shaver and Naomi Calhoun left here Monday for Bridgewater where they joined a party of campers, who will spend two weeks incamp in the mountains near Rawley Springs and regale them selves on the mountain scenery and while away the time in climbing the mountains and fishing. Whether more of the speckled beauties or of that other more buxom variety gets caught erujains to be told. Mrs. John E. Johnson is recover ing from" an attack of acute indiges tion. LOSES HIS FRIEND" THEN ADVERTISES Newspaper Notice Restores Miss ing Chum With the Boodle Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 14.— "Lost—Eugene Kelly. Will meet George Clark at the Pennsylvania station at 9 o'clock Sunday night." This strange advertisement appear ed in a local paper yesterday. Kelly had come here on an excursion with his friend Clark, and got lost on the Boardwalk. He was without money and Clark had his return ticket, 'auckily, Clark had read the paper to which Kelley had appealed. Clark vas found late yesterday afternoon hrough the "ad," and the two went on their way. is taken by people in tropi- cal countries all the year round. It stops wasting and keeps up the strength and vitality in summer as well as winter. - ALL DRUGGIST- EX-GOV. MONTAGUE I VIGOROUSLY FLAYS VIRGINIA "MACHINE" Large Crowd Hears Former Chief Executive in Strong Address in Auditorium SAYS WOODROW WILSON . IS HOPE OF THE NATION Analyzes Methods, I "While Throwing Hot Shots at Thompson and Senator Martin One of the most vigorous attacks on "ring" politics ever heard in Vir ginia was made in the course of an ad dress delivered here last night by ex-Governor Andrew J. Montague be fore several hundred people as sembled In the Bodley Auditorium. This was the first speech heard in Staunton incident to the present Senatorial campaign. The meeting was opened by Her bert J. Taylor. Judge- J. M. Quar les then introduced the speaker. These two gentlemen remained on the platform during the address. Governor Montague's audience waa made up of the leading Democrats of Staunton, and for a night meeting there was quite a good number of county men present. The audience also included many women. Without resorting to the spectac ular Mr. Montague made a speech that thoroughly aroused his hearers. It was a characteristic address, 'de livered clearly and in language that was compelling. Touching first on national conditions the speaker ex plained the evils of machine govern ment, and then he proceeded to talk of things here at home in Virginia. His reference to Woodrow Wilson brought forth bursts of applauses, while his denunciation of Senator Martin and Barbour Thompson was followed with the keenest attention, and evident approval. Governor Montague opened by ex pressing his deep gratitude for the approval and confidence shown him in the past by the people of Staun ton and Augusta. He next regretted that he had to take public part in this inter-party contest, involving personal and pro fessional sacrifices which he could ill afford, but that an impelling sense of duty left him no other course, and for the performance of which he possessed at least two qualifications, personal disinterestedness and love of his State. He is a lawyer and a private citizen, with no such personal relations with Mr. Jones or Mr. Glass as to call for his appearance upon the public platform, but with an in terest in the welfare of his party and his State that would not now permit his silence. National Conditions He then adverted to national poli tics. Not for years had this field held such hope for Democracy. Many causes were contributing to this con dition. Some old issues were dead, and some were being made alive again, the most notable of which are the struggle for the recovery of i.ov ernment by the people, and the re form in our system of indirect or customs taxation, the latter having long been a prolific source of special privileges, thereby seducing men to misconceive and misemploy the of fices and instrumentalities of govern ment for private gain, thus y. s'ding the standards of political bluesly .iiid ;.übl?c economy. Denounces Machine Methods This is a day of organization in business and in politics. But organ izations must be fair and Just. The monopoly in politics is more harmful than the monopoly in business. The contest ia America is not against party organization but against un fair and corrupt organization.which is known throughout the republic as a ring or machine. By nature and necessity it is a trust or mono poly in politics. It wants all; it de vours all; its appetite is insatiable and morbid. It is consciously or un consciously, the inevitable foe «* the people. It moves noiselessly, and its agents are mostly of the "gum shoe" type. It lives upon and not for the people. Its instruments are money and the ballot box, and its erds are the offices of the people. The agents of the machine are often unknown, and oftener deny their tribal affilia tion. They are the "night riders" of modern politics; spotting their victims, and then seeking their des truction or their ignoble surrender. The Machine generates a fool mias ma, mill-dewing here and there the white sheet of the press, and cor roding and blighting democratic faith. It tempts the creditor to in timidate his debtor into the machine fold. It seduces the friend to be tray his friend that additions may be made to the tribe. It sets brother against brother, and son against father, while loudly proclaiming the shibboleth of "standing by your friends." This condition of Ameri can political life is openly confessed in most of the states of the Union. Woodrow Wilson Our Hope But the machine is not yet vic torious; the people still aspire, and leaders from time to time come forth to lead. In this city was born a man, row looming large, in whom Ijpe for deliverance. He has the ige of the soldier, the philosophy c seer and the sympathy of the ot. He has come from the ar's cloister, and by no secret passage way, to great place and pow er, where his armor has been invul nerable against the poisoned arrows of the Machine. He has opened wide ! every public window in New Jersey, and has flooded that state with the light of his confidence and his plans. The machines throughout the nation are already blinking in the blaze of Rlrow Wilson's ascendancy, pon g whether they should foully :ure the tire of his morning at or to leap thereupon in the of its speed, shouting that he eir "original choice," for the machine is a professional victor whenever it knows how to be. The Machine in Virginia It is said we have no machine in Virginia. And so said by men who see monstrous machines in New York and California. They see the mote in their brother's eye, but not | the beam in their own. But the proof ia at hand. It la confessed and seductively urged in secret, as the one method of securing place and fame. The head of the Virginia Machine, Senator Martin.for he has so declared to be in the late Suffolk Convention by his chief sup porters, proudly claimed kinship with the machine and the boss be fore the Association *of County ! Clerks, held In Norfolk some time ago. The Senator there lauded the Boss and the Machine, and was de lighted to be a friend of the former and a member of the latter. But confessions aside, examine the very nature of the machine. It al ways strives to confederate all of the office holders and employes of government, state, city and county into a compact union. - No one is al lowed to hold place unless he open ly or passively consetns to be a mem ber of this factional union. Is ont this the fact in Virginia? The num ber of officials and employes not within this Ring are negligible; they are the exceptions which prove the rule. Office Holders Trust The speaker meant no reflection upon any official or employee, but he would warn the people of Vir ginia that there was no graver sign of danger to free government than an office-holders' trust. When the office-holders combine what should people do? What must they do? Ap proximately there are 700 officials and employees, y state, city, county and those in and connected with the national government from Virginia. This number is an effective elec tioneering force for securing about 30,000 additional votes. With the present small electorate is not this a conditionportentousandmenacing? The Machine indirectly but surely names many of these officials and employees. Washington is looked to more than Richmond for the influ ences requisite to secure office and place. Occassionally one or two of the leaders of the Machine personal ly come to Richmond to see after the larger places, and to see that the machines revolves with promised re gularity. Then this factional union must be steadily increased in pay and in num bers. Witness the growing list oi offices, and an increased pay roll of about $300,000 in the past five years ' and this too despite the unsatisfac-1 tory condition of the State's treas- Analyzes the Machine A systematic and nialiguan'. de preciation of all who inijuire into, criticize or oppose the action of any official or department of government The directors of the machine do not do this often in a direct o ropen man ner, but they are the efficient cause which sets in motion the forces and instruments of destruction. The work is done by a few journals, but mainly in secret and sinister ways of the ematic and fulsome praise of the directors of the machine and the next in line. Hear the altest direct testimony. Congerssmen Flood is re ported to have used these words in his Fourth of July oration at West Point: Mr. Flood's optimism or credulity may be admired by some, but there is still a historic Washington, Jeffer son, Henry Madison, Monroe, Tyler, Leigh and Hunter .Marshall and others who should not be thus sum marily effaced even to help the Vir ginia Machine. Besides Mr. Flood does not even exclude himself from his category of present surpassing excellencies, and therefore rather Im modestly places himself a sthe full equal of Thos. S. Bocock and John Randolph Tucker, who were his pre decessors in Congress. Elections And as to elections: Does not the voice of the viva voce ballot still linger to drown the fraudulent babel in the primaries in several places In Virginia? He makes no charge of fraudulent elections; but he does as sert that a very large number of the best people in Virginia believe that our primaries were not honestly or fairly conducted in many places; and he declared that it was not sufficient for elections to be honest, but the people must believe them to be hon est. We must provide things honest in the sight of all men, and we could harly-come within this scriptural rule if the Machine names, as It has done, nearly every judge in the primary elections, and if the State Commit tee declines, as it has done, to inter j fere by recommendation or otherwise to avoid this palpable injustice both to the candidates and the election judges themselves. How It Works The commercial standards ot the Machine. In Virginia, as in most of | the states, the Machine is slow in movement and ineffective in opera- j tion unless energized by much j money. Personal canvassing; poll lists; tabulation of votes; their posi tion and leanings; leaders of State, leaders of districts, leaders of cities and counties, and leaders of pre cincts and of "blocks of five," with conferences and cost o ftransporta tion; advertisements and purchased space in newspapers; payment of poll taxes; large number of stenographers and clerks; rents and postage, and many other expensive details, un known to the unitiated, foot up a large sum. Hot Shot For Thompson Again the Machine closes the door against the poor man. What does the large primary entrance fee mean but this? What do the sympathy and suport of great corporations mean but this? What do the con tributions of great interests through their almoner, Mr. Barbour Thomp son, mean but this? Indeed, was a Machine ever know nin the Demo cratic Party of Virginia until Mr. Thompson appeared on the scenes in the interest of "white supre macy"? Did the Democratic party ever know machines or factions until this good man came to make and mar our fair concord? It must be conceded now that he secretly disbursed large sums of money to various candidates of the General Assembly in times past. He was the arch "fat frier," and he deft ly applied the lubricant to the cogs of the Machine. Time which is wis er but bettter than men lifted the veil, and the events naked and true come | rushing like waters long pent up, but still muddy and stained. The "Yellow Dog" Fund The defense come slow and feeble, indefinite and unresponsive in the form of a plea of white supremacy. These large sums were not disbursed to build up a Machine? But to save Virginia from negro domination? But why collect and disburse a fund for a campaign which is ended? Why buy assurance already assured? But was white supremacy then im periled? A holdover majority of a Democratic senate answers, No! A few contested seats in the House of Delegates answeres, No! A Demo cratic governor in the person of the gallant McKinney from the heart of grave, No! But in the face of this veritable Gibraltar of white supre macy, Mr. Thomposn and his close companions and friends would have i us believe it was necessary to wave back the imaginary black hosts with the flag of the "crumpled green." How ludicrous, if sincere? How lame and impotent, if fabricated! The speaker, however, would come nearer home. If white supremacy wa sso desirable that indefensible I methods had to be employed for its accomplishment, why did both of the present United States senators op pose the constitutional convention of 1906, the chief and avowed object of which was to guarantee for all time the maintainance of white su premacy? And why has the Ma chine since the operation of this con stitution fo foully and effectually at tempted to impair and cripple white supremacy? Let Norfolk county and the frequent and unnecessary ad missions of negroes upon the regis tration list answer! He would return for a moment to 1891 and 1893 to ask was not Fitz ' Lee in favor of white supremacy? Who dared say he was not? Did he think the blood of his race was so in jeopardy that he or his friends found it necessary to disburse funds in secretl to candidates for the leg islature? Did not the friend or friends of General Lee's opponent do this? And did not the Investigating Committe decline to permit an an swer to the question as to who were these men who received these secret funds? But the defense is also that these things were done in the distant past, twenty years ago. Are gentlemen aware of the fallacy and impropriety of this argument? Would they real ly interpose the statute or iin,a„ tions? Should technicalities ever prevent the consideration by the peo ple of the whole public record of any man seeking great office? To main tain such an argument is to confess one's self an enemy of the people. Thompson and Swanson But there are nearer days for Mr. Thompson? Was he not in Wash ington some weeks before Senator Daniel died, endeavoring to secure the Machine's pressure upon the Gov ernor for immediate assurances that Mr. Swanson - should be appointed upon the death of the fatally ill Senator? Upon Qne branch of this topic he would ask who were responsible for attempting to hold the General As sembly in extraordinary session that honor might be paid to the dead body of the then living Senator? Was there ever in America such an ig noble pretext avouched over the ill bed of any statesman? Wa sthere ever before submitted in a legisla tive body a motio nso extraordinary, a motion so course, a motion at once so hypocritical and gruesome? But the Machine knows not the living or the dying if great office stands in viey? Its feet are iron, its ears are clay, its heart is stone! The people of Virginia must be aware of the practice of the Machine in denying equality of opportunity and treatment to all Democrats. The county organizations are very attentive to Machine politicians. They are quick to advertise their comings and ready to introduce their Speak ers. Notices of speaking by free Democrats are surreptitiously torn down; not infrequently the speakers 'if mentioned are misrepresented or | [maligned; and few chairmen of the county committees will introduce them to the audiences. Again the free Democrat has his party loyalty constantly impeached simply because he denounces the un fair and disloyal methods of the Machine. The Machine leader votes oftener in the U. S. Senate for Re publican principles than any Demo crat of that body except the protec tionist Senators of Louisana and yet he is still the very body of Demo-" cracy in the house of his tribe. Sup port of Republican principles in Democracy. Criticism of the ma chine and its independsible methods is Republicanism. Ask Only Fair Play We would save the party, ask only fair play. We would cleanse our own house before it is cleansed as In Kentucky and Tennessee. The free Democrats ask only fair play. They ask that all unfair methods be stopped; but they will never be stopped by a few men drunk with power and utterly contemptuous of the people's rights. The directors of the Machine have misdirected the organization long enough. Eighteen years of Ring rule is enough. siwnsonlst face senate probe Washington, Aug. 12.—An inves tigation of the election of United States Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wisconsin was directed in a resolu tion passed by the Senate today. The resolution was reported to the Senate by Chairman Dillingham of the elections committee, which, at a meeting today, decided upon this recommendation, following the re commendation of its subcommittee, which has been considering the Wis consin legislature's request for the investigation. The committee is au thorized to sit during the recess of Congress, subpoena witnesses, and to call for all the necessary papers. HUGE CROWD AT PICNIC Items of General and Personal In terest From Elk Run Dispatch-News Correspondence. Elk Run, Aug. 12. —Mr. Randolph Scott, of Pennsylvania, has joined his wife who is visiting relatives here. Mr. George Brown, of the city, was here on business Thursday. Misses May and Josephine .Houff, of Ladd, Va., and Messrs. Landes and Turlel were recent, visitors at Mr. S. T. Drivers. Mrs. Bettie Karlcofe is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred. Driver, at Stuart's Draft. Mrs. J. E. Price and da;u;hter,Miss Lillian, of the city, spent Sunday with Mr. S. T. Driver and family. Miss Nannie Gilkeson, of Waynes boro, is visiting her sister, Mrs.Bruce Dinkel. Miss Edith Showalter has return ed from White Post, Va., where she visited friends. Mr. W. W. Gibbs, of the city, made a flying trip through here Wednes day, i . '*■■*. a3^;-?jj . n estimated crowd of 400 people attended the Augusta County An nua! Picnic held on Saturday at Pan acea Springs. Music was furnished by the Roman Cornet Band and everyone had a most enjoyable ticie. M;sses Mary Kester and Kathleee Floyd, of the city, are visiting rela tives here. The first rain here in three weeks, fell Tuesday evening and did a won derful amount of good to the parch ed crops. It was accompanied by some hail but not enough to cause any damage. CHARMING FANCY BALL GIVEN AT MT. ELLIOTT Miss Leftwich and Mr. C. B. Cooke entertained the guests at Mount El liott Springs most delightfully Sat , urday night with a fancy ball. Some of the costumes were excellent, and every one entered into the spirit of the occasion to such an extent that the spectators as well as the parti cipants spent several very pleasant hours. At 11 o'clock a delicious buffet luncheon was served in the attractive Dutch dining room. It was generally conceded that Mrs. D. M. Garrison and Miss Olive Timberlake.who went as Mary Janes, shared frst honors among the ladies, while Mr. Garrison as a Perfect Lady Mr. Duke Putney as a Bathing' Girl, and Mr. J. B. Crowder as- a Har em Skirt Girl carried off the honors for the men. Others in costume were Mr. Bob Timberlake as Tige, Mr. Ashby as the King's Jester, Mrs. Ashby as Yama Girl, Miss Leftwich as the Merry Widow, Mr. Berkeley Cooke as his Satantic Majesty, Miss Marie Cooke as a Roman Girl, Miss Cornelia Pollock as a Grecian Girl, Miss Helen Berry as Helen as Troy, Miss El len Smith as a Society Woman, Miss Susan Cooke as a Japanese, Mrs. W. P. Gooch as the Veiled Lady, Misses Marie Goodrell and Zella Harris as the Heavenly Twins, Mrs. Pollock as Poppy, and Miss Marian Craw ford as a Seaside Girl. Mrs. Ashby and Mr. Putney added greatly to the fun* of the occasion by their fancy dancing. Rev. Kenneth McCaskill expects to leave the latter part of the week to hold a meeting at Greenwood church near Covington. Owing to his be ing away there will be no preaching at Olivet church next Sunday after noon.