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   Harrisonburg Daily News (Newspaper) - February 7, 1903, Harrisonburg, Virginia                                 / 1  S™'  WEATHER.  tintnr'lny. Inrrens-hiK rloudlnow.fuHotv-e<l by rain. Sunday» rnln. wind lircomfntf northeast rind ín-.ili.  Vol. 8, No. 64.  HARRISONBURG, VA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.  Price 1 Cent  BANKRUPT SALE.  Campbell's Stock Selling Out Less than 50c on the Dollar—Wonders in Merchandise.  SMALLPOX POINTERS  Howard  Shoes.  iic. Men'n Linen and Rubber 5c. Men's 15c. to 25c. TIcb. «9c. Ladies' §1.00 and §1.2;" 2%c. Calico, Calico, Calico. ii7c. Men'« ,"0c. to ?1 ShlrtH 25c. Men's Overalls, worth double. «9c. Ladles' Tnn Shoes, worth $2.00. $1.09. Men's Suits, worth double. 98c. CoatH and Vests, §2 W) kind. '•i%c. Outing, (dark), Cc. kind. 88c. Ladies' Wool SktrtH. 43c. C. 1«. 75c. Cornet«, 500 to pick. 5c. Cliild'HfQBtblnck Hose, 9c. vnlue. 9c. Ladles' knit Drawers, 10c. kind. $3 98 Mimi'h Fine I)res8 SultH $4.90 FineHt Men'«suitsiis onrHtore. 49c. Children'« nnd MIkhph' Shoes. 19c. Men'8 JIatH, from lite. to $1 00. 98c. Ladies' droHH Shoes $1 50 vnlne. 98c. Men'ri flue and heavy Shoes «Jn'o. Dress Glnghumfl, 10 cent eroods. 13c. Men's stnall Hize Drawers, 25c. $1.39 Men's hl/sh-top Shoes. $ 1.29c. Men's Corduroy Pants. 5%c. Felt Window Blinds, worth 12%r.  THE MILLER BARGAIN STORES,  Mnln St. nnd Public Sq„ ABI5L MI LLKR, Ownkii. I'iione Connection.  Dr. J. H. Neff, of This City, Sub-ly Suggestions.  A A  To Christen Three Lions.  Richmond, Fob. 4.— Master Latane Montague and Misses Gay and Jeanette, children of Qoverenor Montague, will chriaton ^he trio of young lion born in Richmond sinco tho coming of Bostock's animal show here. This has been arranged for by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Masonic Homo of Virginia, to whom a benefit performance will be given on tho day of the christening.  The Passenger and Power Company l»as given a contract to have the Seven Pines battleflold, to which one of its suburban lino runs, cleared off and restored. The work will begin pest Monday. Places on tho battle lines which were clear during tho war, but have since grown np, will bo cleared. All old battle-scarred pines are to be left intact, and in rehabilitating tho grounds the "trees aro to bo left in groups of seven. —Baltimore Sun.  Asks a Large Appropriation.  Washinton, D. O. Feb. 6.—Senator Fairbauk's introduced a bill in the Senate today appropriating §216,000 for a now building for tho bureau of engraving and printing, to bo located on tho site now occupied by tho laundry and stables of that bureau. The building proposed is designed to be 47 feet wide by 218 feet long, with two stories and a basement.  Domestic  Finish.  The simplicity and dignity of Its neatness and whiteness gives It an air of refinement.  Requires no friction to get It and for this reason linen will not wear out as quickly. Costs no more. I'hone No !)2.  | TROY STEAM LAUNDRY,  ? East Market Street.  I iS?*No Branch Olllees in town. O o  ! / C. <T *•■  1477.1 IT'S CLEAR.  Anyone who will look at our stock of OPTICAL GOODS and compare prices will be satisfied that here and here only does good quality and moderate charges go hand in hand.  The complete line of Eyeglasses and Spectacles carried enable ua to fit all ordinary eases of impaired eyesight quickly.  In complicated cases tests are made and special lenses prepared.  D. C. DEVIER, Jeweler,  VACCINATION, RE-VACCINATION  Uurged as the Only Preventive Against Smallpox and Requests Co-Operation With Health Board.  To tho Editor of the Daily News:  Sir: In complianco with your request that I give, for publication, Bomo suggestive viows with regard to tho present danger of smallpox and how best to meet it, tho following is submitted, not as individual opinion merely, but as convictions based on data no one can suoessfully contradict.  1st. The only provontive agaiust smallpox is proper vaccination, and re-vaccination. Vaccination in childhood as a rule protects until adult life, re-vaccination thon, and ovory five years thereafter is wise. If not effectual on first trial in childhood, ro-vacoination should be done until successful.  2nd. Varioloid is a modified or mild form of smallpox in ono protected by vacciniation. A caso of varioloid can communicate genuine smallpox to tho unvacciuated, but only varioloid to the vaocinatod; varioloid is not often fatal, and if all were vaccinated could not bo a menace to tho public.  No individual properly vaccinated need, therefore, have any personal dread of smallpox. It is tho legitimate duty of every trained mind to lose no favorable opportunity to advise and actively co-operate with the County Board of Health in securing not only now but at all times the vacoination of all in common.  3rd. In like manner at tho present time, tho beBt way to secure tho best protection with least cost to the county is to follow tho advico and actively to co-oporate with our competent Board of Health in doing what it should deem necessay to bo done for the welfare and common interests of the whole county.  J. H. NEFF, M. D.  Capt. Hobson Resigns.  Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson, one of tho horoes of the Mer-rimac in the Spanish war, is no longer an officer of the navy, having voluntarily relinquished his connection with that branch of the military sevice.  Captain Hobson wrote from Now York, under date of February 5th, to the Seoretay of tho navy:  "Department's telegram recommending reconsideration of decision to resign is received. I deeply appreciate tho department's action and its gtfhorous expressions, but my decision is final."  Seretary Moody today sent the following to Captain Hobson:  ''Sir: The department acknowledges reoeipt of your resignation, tendered January 29, 1903; also your telegram, February 5, 1003, declining to reconsider the same. Your resignation from the United State navy is acceepted, to take effect from this date, February fl. 1903."  Now Haven, Conn., Dec. 2«, 1902. Mr. Geo. G. Ball,  Agency Director, New York Life Insurance Co., New Haven, Conn. Dear Sir: I am in receipt of a draft drawn by the Now York Life Insurance Co., for $40,902.90, in fall settlement of policy No. ICG,:.'75, taken out twenty years ago today for for §30,000 on tho 20-Year Endowment Plan. I wish to thank the Company through you for the promptness of this settlement, and also to . express my entire satisfaction with the results.  Tho dividend of $16,902.90 is iqual to more than 50 percent, of the ei;:ire premiums paid, and nets me abou' per cent compound interest on my investment, and twenty years ¡ ro-tection for §30,000. Very truly yours,  Signed. HENRY L. HOTOHK !3S. Others will follow. Watch this space, and for Bimilar investne nts call on or address  C. E. lupto:.\ Harrisonburg 7a.  ---,—r . i  Swartz Bros. & Hott have no •• on hand cotton seed feed and flax seed meal. " fi2.  BADLY FRIGHTENED.  Mrs. John Begoon, of Goods Mill, in a Serious Condition at Hor Homo.  Mrs. John Begoon, who resides near Goods Mill, recolved a fright Wednesday morning which, after a time, caused her to lose consciousness and oven threatened to cost her her life.  Sinco the death of her husband a number of years ago she haa lived alono much of tho timo and personally attended to such stook aa it was neces-ssary for hor to koep about tho place. Wednesday morning early she wont out to tho stablo to food and care for tho stock. When she roturned to tho liouso sho was surprised to And both tho front and tho side door standing wido open. On entering tho hall sho heard a noise somowhere inside tho houso which convinced her that a thiof had intruded during her nb-sonco and was still secreted somewhere within hor homo. She at onco fled from tho place and sought refuge at tho homo of her neighbor, Mr. John Good. Hor oxcitomont and fright at tho thought of having been alono in tho houso with a burglar was bo great that aftor communicating to Mr. Good tho cause of hor alarm she beoamo uuconscioua, and it was not until tno lapse of many hours that tho physicians summoned to hor aid were able to rovive hor.  Mr. Good went to Mrs. Bogoon's homo as soon as oircumstances would permit and mado a thorough soaroh of the placo. Ho was nnablo, how ever, to find any traco of an intruder. Tho causo of the noises which so torri-fled Mrs. Bogoon romain, thoroforo a mystery.  Mrs. Bogoon was removed from Mr. Good's residence to her own homo late Wodnesday ovoning and is being cared for thero by her neighbors and friends. Her condition is still regarded as critical. Sho is considerably advanced in ago "and her torror was bo great Wednesday morning that it is regarded as difficult to foretell •what the result will bo.  Entertained Friends.  On the evening of the 5th Mr. and Mr. Geo. D. Flory ontortalnod a number of their friends at their rosi-denco noar Froidens Church« Tho ladieB present were, Misses Olie Root, Flora Rodger, Bessie Slusser, Lottio Showalter, Daphne Rhodes, Germio Gangwer, Joy Hulvoy, Alpha Argen-bright. The gentlemen were, Prof. Thoma Rawley Sandy, Messsrs. C. L. Rodgers, Chell Rhodes, "Doo" Hul-vey, George and Will Argenbright, J. Brown Trobaugh.  The evening was spent in singing and converation, until 10 o'clock, when supper was announced and all wended their way to tho dinning room, where toothsome dainties wero served in tho most dainty mannor. Miss Minnio assisted her sister, Mrs. Flory, in recoiving tho guests. Mrs. Flory is a charming liostoss, and to say that Mr. Flory knows how to mako you feel easy and at homo is putting it vory mildly.  All enjoyed themselves hugely and expressed the wish that such a gathering might bo repeated in the near future.  February Gth, 1903. W. D. J.  Immune From Smallpox.  Wlion Drs.. Jones, Brewer and Fahrney uiado an examination yesterday of the smallpox situation at Mo-chanicsville they found thoro ten per-ons ill with the disease. Most of them belonged to one family. Ono whole family, with the exception of the father, was stricken with the di-seaso. Tho father had been vaccinated and ho therefore, proved exempt.  A strict quarantine was directed of all persons suffering from tho disease, and it was further ordwed that all others who had come in contact with it should be quarantined unless they had been properly vaccinatcd or else would be vacoinated at onco. We are glad to be advised from there that tho people of tho infected locality are, aa a rule, availing themelves of the service of their local phyicians to be promptly vaccinated.  It has been our aim to make our new line of Wash Dress Fabrics notable both in selectness and comprehensiveness. Comprehensivo, in embracing in the largest variety all the popular branda, and select in offering only the choicest productions of textures that the market affords. We would liko to have you call and examine thom while the assortment is complete. W. A. MESEROLE & BRO.  HOY/ ABOUT IT ?  The Question as to Tolephono Rates Discussed.  That tho tolpliono system of tho town is a monopoly, dominated by ono or two individuals, is tho belief of perhaps nino-tenths of the 'phono holdors of tho town and county.  Wo never hoard of a moting of any company of stockholders or board of directors to regulato charges for 'phono sorvlco, oxtonsion of sytem or other important matters partaining to it. Without any notice in advance rates aro increased 50 per emit., not by ordor of a board of directors, but by W. O. Switzor, managor. That notico, issued and sent out on tho 3d, was to roach back nnd bo in effect from tho 1st.  If wo submit now to have our hands tied and tho yoke put upon our nei-kf), what may wo expeot in tho future? Lexington, Staunton and Winohoster rates are sot bofore us as tho standard, tho maximum being $21 and $30 a 'phono. Submit now, and you will soon have that rnto. One man may own and ninnago tho 'phone system of our town, but can ho dominato absolutoly its patrons? Wo think uot. Lot 'phono holdors, both residence and business, stand together as ono man, and if Mr. Switzor can show by bis books to a committee to bo appointed by us, that tho old ratos are not adequate to maintain tho systom and pay interest on tho capital invested, then wo aro willing to moot him in tho spirit of houost fair dealing and pay such rates as will bo just to him and fair to us. If Mr. Switzor will not do this, thou let all phono holdors discontinuo thoir 'phones at a given time, say Fobruary lfifch. 'Phones are a con-vonionco as woll as a luxury, but thoy aro not an absoluto neoessity. Bo-sides, if wo withdraw our united support from this monopoly it won't bo long till a way will open for connection with county linos by other means than Mr. Switzer's system, whoso sorvlco with county linos has not boon first-class in tho past.  JUSTICE.  Hon. Geo. E, Sipe arrived here Thursday from Richmond for a few days' visit.  From the Wandcror^.  Alloghany, Pa,. Fob. 5.—It Booms a long timo since our friends in old Rockingham liavo had any nowa of hor boys in this oity through the columns of tho Nows, our ever-wolcomo visitor. Every week wo receive some poor unfortunato who has wandored hero in hopo of finding a fortuno in tho "ironoity." But "all is not gold that glittors." Wo aro hero, wo mako tho best wo can of it, and have nono but ourselves to blame.  Claude Sanford has returned from Johnstown, Pa., where ho held a position in a shoo storo, and has gono to work of the Pressed Steol Car Co. as a checker. Kemper Beery also has a good position witli tho samo company to tho satisfaction of all. JSdward Earman, formerly with Pressed Steol Car Co., is now braking on Pennsylvania Railroad. Sid-noy McFall is still stopping at Hotel DelSrehart, with abovo named gentlemen.  Messrs. Jesso Lincoln and Cave Thompson, of Dayton, came in lino last Friday by freight, and havo gono to work at American Locomotive Works along with W. H. Berry, with whom they aro stopping.  W. F. Borry was down a fow weeks ago, and spent a few days lioro with his son, but ho did not seem to bo very well pleased with the placo.  Tho Weather is fine bore now, but "Mr. Groundiiog " saw his shadow.  It is very foggy at piosent. A little boy from Harrisonburg who has not been hero vory long was out on Saturday night which was clear, and seeing a star for the first time in four months, said, "Mama, up there's a star. When did they get stars in Pittsburg?"  ONE OF THE BOYS.  Drowned in Peak Creep. Pulaski, Va., Feb. 5.—Mr. James Morris was drowned in Peak Creek, near this town, yesterday. He and hia brother were coming from home with a wagon heavily loaded. While crossing a ford the flooded stream forced tho horses off thoir feet and overturned tho wagon. Mr. James Morria, it is believed, was struck either by the horses struggling or by the wagon, for when his brother swam out his body was not visible. It was found half an hour afterward several hundred yards down the tream.  Colonel Stickley left yesterday evening for hia home in Woodstock, after spending a day bore attending to legal business.  Her Husband, Wm. Maasey, is Charged With Her Death.  HE CLAIMS IT WAS ACCIDENTAL.  Father is Accused of Murder by His Five Yoar Old Son. Who is tho Eldest of Four Children.  Staunton, Feb. ti. The gipsv woman who was shot, through tho body with a Winchester rifle by hor husband, William Massoy, yesterday afternoon near town, died at the hospital this morning at 9 o'clock. At a later hour Massoy was commit-tod to await the action of the grand-jury, which meets on the '.'.'Id of this month.  Tho man claims the shooting was accidental. Tho only witnesses to the oocurranco were the woman's four children, tho oldest of whom is but r> years of age. According to the Htatemout of tho little hoy tho shooting must have been done purposely and deliberately. Tho fueling is very strong bore against Massuy, who has a bad reputation. The tour motherless children aro being cared for at the almhotiHO.  At a few minutes before •! o'clock Thursday ovoning Massoy in a covered wagon was soon dashing rapidly down Main stroet. Ho was halted by policeman Clino for fast driving. The only reply ho mado was to ask for a doctor, stating his wifo was vory siok.  Olino's attention was attractod to tho back of tho wagon, whoro ho saw a woman poorly clad and covorod with blood, stretched out in tho wagon. Ho olimbod into tho wagon and directed tho drivor to a drug storo. Thoro ho found Dr. Glasgow Armstrong, who, aftor a hurried examination of tho woman, ordered her taken to the King's Daughtor' Hospital.  Whon tho hospital was reached the husband, who appoarod to bo a gipsy of tho worst typo, raisod iior in his arms and carriod hor into tho building. Tho man's hands and clothing wero covorod with blood, and he soomed anxious to hurry back to his wagon whioh was now surronnded by a onrious crowd. Ho was detained, howover, and locked up in jail. The man gave his namo as William Massoy and stated that tho woman was his wifo, but refused to say anything in regard to hor condition. He appeared to havo been drinking heavily and was in a surly mood.  An examination of tho dying woman's wound rovealod that sho was shot in tho pit of the stomaob, tho ball ontering tho livor and coming out near tho Btuall of the back. It was first thought that sho could not livo an hour and hor ante-mortem statement was takon. In this she claimed sho was shot by her husband.  Sho stated sho was from Wythe County, had married Massoy ten yoars ago and that ho had always been brutal to hor, but that thoro had boon no quarrol boforo the shooting. Sho addod that in tho ovoning ho camo in intoxicated, saying ho was going to kill someone. Sho was seated at thoir improvised table eating dinner whon ho seized his Winchester and shot her.  Tho scono of the shooting rovealod' u pitiable condition of affairs. Tho two wanderers had been encamped about a mile from tho city on the Now Hopo road. In tho tent were four small children, the youngest baroly threo months old. Tho eldest, a bright littlo boy, stated his father told him lio had shot his mother aud if she died he would get her another. Tho children woro brought to tho city and cared for.  He May Hang. Lynchburg, Fob. 5.—Sheriff Jordan, of Halifax, arrived hero today from Houston, bringing with him Alexander Spencer, tho negro who on Monday, it is / alleged, murdorously asaulted Mrs. Sallio Wilson.  The negro was arrested, and as Mrs. Wilson is likely to die tho feeling was so strong againt tiio prisoner that Judge Barksdale ordered his removal here. Spencer was not only handcuffed, but had a strong strap around his arms, and to tiiis was fastened a long rope, which was hold  by tho sheriff to prevent his escape. ----- — » ♦ -■ — —— ■•  W. P. Anthony went to New Hopo yesterday for a brief visit to his parents.  WANTED WHISKEY SOUR,  A Stranger Intimidated iJeorijo Gate-wood and Got all He Wanted.  A traveling salesman, who, ir has since boon learned, liv.'-i in Eastern Virginia and travel* fur a furniture establishment, at Basic Citv, arrived hero Wednesday evening, registered  at. a hotel, and then prof........ to  terrify the porter, mystify those about the hotel, the puli.-e ,,f the town and all others svlio mine in con tact, with )i itii by his exceedingly erratic conduct and seeming!',' de. merited condition. It \va- evident the mail was either dnmk, druggeil or crazy.  Shortly before midnight. Wedne day lie entered Savage's bar.and wle o George Uatowood, who was on duty that night, inform* d him the time had arrived to close up for the night, the stranger declined to leave the placo. After being repeatedly urged to get out, the man looked savagely at, Uatowood and remarked' 'You and I aro in here alone. [ didn't ue any policeman when I came in and I am not, going out. ' Uatowood did not stop for a moment to argue the matter, but promptly proceeded to mix a ''whiskey sour, "for which his guest, called just at that moment After tho drink was disposed of tinman consented to leave the 1 >;\r with out further objection, or else, accord ing to Uatowood, the latter might havo been standing there yet mixing ' whiskey sours, " for he claims to be dreadfully afraid of crazy people, although nobody, of course, believe that he really is,and he says his only hope would havo been to have downed tho man with drinks.  Going back to tho hotel the drummer spent the night in the oflire., ex-pressing foar that ho would be robbed if ho wont to hod. The next night ho was gotten to bed and yesterday a pliyioian was called in. The latter found his patient suffering from a protracod spree. Toward evening tho sick man became rational but insisted that ho was in Rockbridge County. Soino of his friends arrived  last night and took charge of him. ~..... . •.  A Timely Contribution.  In today's paper will bo found an article contributed by Dr. J. II. Nell', at tho request of tho News, with regard to tho pre.sont danger of small pox and how best to meet it. The articlo will be read with interest by many porsons all over tho county and wo trust that all who read it will act in accordance with its suggestions. Smallpox, no matter how mild its form, is not a matter to he trilled with. Its appearance in any community means an immergency. There is but ono way to meet that immer-geney and that is to vaccinate. There can be no cause for excitement, nono for alarm, when the method of combating tho spread of the disease is so simplo as vaccination and re-vaccination and within the easy reach of all.  Eloped to North Carolina.  Danville, Feb. 5. —-Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Mayor aro registered at Hotel Burton, in this city They came here as husband aud wife from Pel ham, N. O., whoro thoy wero married yes terday evening. Up to that time Mrs. Mayer was Miss Ethel Hossaman, of Chatham, thiB county, where she moved in a good circle.  Why tho couple eloped inMead of marrying at tho bride's home is not known hem. Tho y.inng lady is in her nineteenth year and there is sup posed to have been parental objection to the match.  ---  0 ©  o  o.  0  The Young People.  How Ih it with the ytmng people of your household? Are they saving; money.' Have they learned to appreciate the value of n dollar? Would you like n plain suggestion? If ^o, here It in:  .Send the young folks to our hank with the tirst dollar that eonieninto their hanilH. The next dollar should be treated in like manner, and so on. Thus a good hublt Htarted will grow Into straight and thrifty manhood nnd womanhood.  THE  t  O «  0 0 o  0  0 o  0 «  o  0  o o  ROCKIHGHAM HÄTI0ML BAHK, I  H.utüiso.Niirrti;, Va.   

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