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wfwTu. GALLAHXR, Editor.
OborU&wn.Jefferaon County. Weot Va.
October It. 1893
Thiriy-two uew cases of yellow lever at
Brunswick, Georgia, on Monday. The peo
ple are in
The Inde/tcadcut is a new, non political
paper which has made iU appearauce at
Kiogwnod, Preston county. It is well
printed and newsy.
Paradoxical as it may seem wheat is com
ing up and going dowu at one aud the same
time-comiug up out of the ground aud
going down in price, and otherwise.
~ «*■* • .
We are indebte«l to Senator Camden tor
a copy of his able speech in the Senate on
the 30th of September advocating a repeal
of the parchasing clause of the Sherman
ailver law.
Monday was Chicago Day at the World -
Fair, and there were eight hundred thousand
p -rsons admitted—bringing the total ad mis
•ions from the beginning to sixteen million,
five hundred thousand !
General Rn*aer, who has joined the Pop
ulisis and has announced his candidacy for
Congress to succeed Hon. C. T. 0 Ferrail,
opened his canvas in Wood-lock oo Monday
and had an audience of fifty !
Basil Lockwood, the negro who raised a
ladder to the window of Ford’s Theatre by
which some of the employes reached the
ground after the fall of that building, has
been appointed messenger in the War De
Mr. Jefferson Wallace, secretary of the
Richmond City Democratic Oaminit'ee. ha*
been arreat«*l t »r aendinjc U> Air. tirvan, eu
itor of the Tm* of that city, a challenge
to fi^ht a duel. Mr Bryan not only did i»"t
accept the challenge, but turned the letter
over to the police authorities. His action
i« generally commended.
Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge ar
rived at his home in Lexington. Ky, and
stated to a Courier Journal corres|M»ndenl
that it was too early lo talk yet about tlie
Pollard suit, but said that lie wanted the
people of his district to be perfectly satis
tied of hi* guilt or innocence before the time
of the election, and would auswer the charg
es at the proper time.
Judge Shepard, of B>wie county, lexa-,
has decided that the signing of marriage li
censes in blank by the county clerk, which
has been customary for ten year*, is irregu
lar. The licenses were furnished to justice*
of the peace, who supplied them on appli
cation and filled in the names. A thousand
marriages are rendered illegal by the deci
sion. The case will be,appealed.
Referring to a Free PhEs« paragraph
reporting tlie negroes of Virginia coming
over to the Democratic partv because tired
of Republicanism and distrustful of Popu
lists, the Harpers Ferry Sentinel remarks:
**In that case Democracy becomes ‘neck
or nothing' with them. We see no reason
wht they shouldn’t try a little‘neck’if they
feci like it.”
Our friend meant to #av next to nothing.
Siince the 1st of August seven State Dem
ocratic conventions have b* en held and ev
ery one of them ha* apj roved President
Cleveland’s financial policy and demanded
the repeal of the Sherman act. These are
Ohio. Iowa, Ptfiinsvlvsnia, Maryland. Mas
aichusetts, New York and Nebraska. Vir
ginia’a convention endorsed the National
Democratic platform, though it did notspeak
out so strongly on this matter of uncondi
tional repeal.
The report of Mr. Blount, who was sent
by President Cleveland to the Hawaiian
Islands as special commissioner, reconi
mends that no action be taken by the United
States to annex the Islands or to establish
a protectorate over them without the full
consent of all the native*, and that all qoes
lions involved be submitted to a vote ot the
residents of the Islands, native* as well a.«
foreigner* It i* said that the adoption ot
Mr. Blount’s recommendation* will result
in the restoration of the ex Queen to power.
Senator Voorhee* has given notice that
he will to day (Wednesday) a«k the Senate
to continue in session until a vote is reach
ed on the hill to repeal the purchasing clause
of the Sherman act. The conte-t thus re
a >1 ves itself intsonr of phy aical end' ranee, in
which the minority Senators will have the
a I vantage of being able to relieve one an
other, while the majority will have to keep
t iough on hand to make a quorum at all
times. The silver men are said to have a
well-laid plan of campaign, and claim to be
confident that they can force the majority
to agree to a compromise.
It will be seen from the synopsis, in an
other column, of Governor MacGorkle’s re
ply to his critics, who are numerous and by
no means gentle, that his Excellency didn’t
go before the way* and means committee
without some arguments for the retention of
the duty on coal that merit consideration
It is not at all inconsistent with the Demo
cratic p’edge t» reduce the tariff to a reve
nue basis, that the equal distribution of its
possible benefits as well as its burdens shall
be aimtd at in making the reduction. It
may be true -also—the statement is made, at
any rate, upon good authority, and support
ed by weighty evidence—that the repeal of
the duty will not cheapen coal to the con
sumer in the interior, but only upon the sea
board. However this may be, the rate of
duty upon one article can’t be jus'ly fixed
without taking others into consideration,
and the scheme ol tariff revision must pro
vide for the cheapening of materials used
ia manufacturing, in compensation for ma
terial reduction in the protection afforded to
manufacturing interests. For our part we
are willing to leave the whole matter to the
wisdom of the Democrats of the ways and
mean* committee, satisfied that the bill to
be reported by them will be prepares with
full information of the need* of every indus
try and In a spirit of fairness to all interests.
Governor MacCorkle.
Governor M«cCorkle, who ha* been pret
ty severely criticised for appearing before
the way# and means committee to ask that
the present tar IT on coal be retained, has
issued a lengthy statement in explanation
and defeose of his action, claiming that he
has been misrepresented, especially by the
Associated Press reports. ”.\!y position,
j he says, “is ju*t this. The Democratic par- |
I ty is pledged to correct the inequalities and
j undue burdens of the tariff. Is it correct
ing the inequalities of the tarifl to place
duty on the other products of the country
and place our ouly great product on the
free list ♦ I am a tariff reformer, alwolutely
so; and when it is the theory of the party
that expense* of the government should be
paid by the tariff, I want my State to have
her fair share of the tariff We are willing
to take a fair and bon tot reduction, as other
products are ; no more, no less ; and to-day
the tariff averages 50 per cent, on every
thing else; coal with its rebate has ouly
I about one half that.”
He argues tli it it has been the policy of
the Democratic party to maintain a duty
upon coal, and that the present duty is low
| in proportion to the average tariff rates and
mucL lower than that imposed by earlier
Democratic legislation. The first tariff, that
of 1780, placed a duty of 56 cents per ton
Ion bituminous coal. In 1<90 it wal* 85 cents.
From that time until 1842 it was never less
than $1 40 per ton, and part of that time it
was $1 80 In 1S42 it was $1 75 The Walk
er tariff— the ideal Democratic measure,
which whs, professedly, a tariff for revenue
only—under which the average rate of duty
was only 20 per cent., placed coal on the
list at $1 30 p«-r ton ; while under the pres
ent taritl*. with an average duty of about 50
per cent., the duty on coal is hut 75 cents a
ton with a rebate whicli makes a real duty
- a sws. . I _ • J l_II7.IL
OX ITIIlh ; I lie I irvirw w; w.iv *••••«
er tariff continued until 1S61, when it was
reduced to *1.00 to admit foreign coal in
time of war; and in 1873, when other du
ties were reduced only 10 per cent., that on
coal was reduced to 75 cents per ton. ‘‘This
unfair reduction,” says the Governor, “was
made by the influence of New England.”
He goes on to review the record of the
party <>n this question since the war. The
tariff bill reported to the House in 1878 by
ttie ways and means committee under the
chairmanship of Fernando Wood, which
was recognized as a Democratic measure,
provided lor a duty on coal of 75 cents. In
the Forty eighth Congress, Mr. Morrison
reported a bill placing coal on the free list.
This, the Governor thinks, helped as much
as anything to bring about its reaction by
the House. 1 lie Mills bill, which was en
dorsed by the National Democratic Conven
tion, and on which the campaign of 1888
was made, left the duty ou coal at 75 cents.
Governor MacCorkle claims, in view of
these facts, that he is on a solid foundation
of Democratic precedent when he advocates
the retention of the present duty, and he
protests against the criticisms of his De
mocracy. He further says that in political
campaigns the expressions or votes of Re
publican leaders—among them Wheeler,
Blaine and Logan—in favor of free coal
have been uses] against them and their parly
His position, he declares, is directly in
the line of a tariff for revenue. If. the
Walker tariff rate of *1 50 was for revenue
only, 75 cents is uot in excess of a revenue
rate. We have made New England rich by
paying her tariffs, and it is New England
that now wants free coal to reduce the cost
of manufacturing. With 16.000 miners in
ttiis siate i- would be a ruinous policy to
the party.
He says in conclusion that the whole ab
solute prosperity of this State is founded on
coal. We have the best coal and more coal
than any State in the Union. We have
been engaged lor twenty-five years in aeon
flict with Pennsylvania for coal supremacy,
and just now, when we are seeing the light,
shall we adopt a tree c >al platform and have
capitalists wait for another five or ten years
10 see what the effect will be before they
will invest in our mines and in our hills?—
The manufacturers have two, three and f>ur
times ns much tariff as we have, and we are
only asking what rightfully be'ongs to the
State when »e ask for the pitiful revenue
tariff of 25 cents per tun on coal. The
miners are getting just as little as they can
live on ; there is not an over rich coal cor
poration in this State; they are living just
as close as they can and scarcely making
any dividends; the railroads are transport
ing cowl cheaper than was ever known be
fore, and they are cutting down forces and
putting their laborers a- low as pos-ible,
and cm they stand a reduction? Jit*doe*
not sav that free coal would he absolute
ruin, but he does say that it is problemat
ical. Tree coal will not cheapen coal to
tbe consumer. The anthracite coal settles
the consumer’s market. It will allow tbe
bringing in of Nova Scotia coal; it will al
low the continuance of English and Aus
tralian coal on the Pacific coast, and with
the Nicarauguan canal built, West Virginia
should absolutely and will absolutely dom
inate tbe Pacific coast with its present tariff
and none can compete there with the present
tariff. Nova Scotia coal is to day compe
ting in the New Eoglaud markets with our
own coal, and with the tariff off will abso
lutely drive our coal out of tbe New Eng
laud markets.
ttome rears ago the Scientific American
took occasion to interview a large number
of commander* of ocean steamers concern
ing the momentum of vessels. “Suppose,”
11 asked, “a steam vessel was running at full
speed and the engines were reversed, bow
far would the vessel run before it began to
gather sternway—that is, to move back
ward ?” The answers varied between two
and four mile*, but the conclusion was reach
! ed that if two vessels were approaching each
other under a full head of steam they might,
after hearing the fog horn at a distance of
four miles apart, do their best to stop, and
yet come into collision with each other, with
serious consequences.
Portierres, hassocks, window blinds &ud \
rugs you cau find at our store.
S. D. JiiFdCHMAy & Co. I
Nexcsy Notes.
The Virginia Medical Society elected Dr.
W. P. McGuire, of Winchester, president
for the ensuing year.
Ex-Governnr and ex-U. S. Senator James
B. Groome, of Maryland, died at his home
in Baltimore last week.
Front Royal voted against liijuor license,
at the local option election last week, for
the fourth lime in succession.
Gen. Thus. L Rosser has taken the stump
for the Populists. He made his opening
speech at Woodstock on the 9th.
The Tucker bill repealing the federal elec
tion law was passed yesterday by a vote of
201 to 100, the populists voting with the de
Mr. H. H. Downing, of Front Royal, was
nominated by the Democrats of Clarke and
Warren counties, Va., for the House of
Rev. Dr. H. M. Wharton, the widely
known Baptist minister of Baltimore, is to
be married Obtober 31st to a Miss Pollard,
also of Baltimore.
West Virginia exhibitors received thirty
two awards on coal, coke, petroleum, etc.,
at the World’s Fair, while Pennsylvania
secured only eleven.
James R Randall, author ot ‘‘.Maryland,
My Maryland,” has been appointed to an
important position in the Senate. He re
sides in Georgia and was appointed from
that State.
Rev. John T. Janies, of Londoun county,
who smashed some whisky bottles at the
Worl i’s Fair, was before the District ot
Columbia Police C< urt,charged with smash
ing a large plate glass window and doing
other damage in a Washington saloon.
Elections were held last week in both the
first and second regiments of the West Vir
ginia National Guard to fi.l the existing va
cancies. The office of Colonel of the first
regiment being vacant by the resignation ol
Col. R. H. Freer. Lt.-Col. R. E. Fast was
promoted to fill the vacancy. Lt.-Col. on
the brigade stall and assistant Adjutant gen
eral C. L. Smith was elected Lieut. Colonel
in place of Col. Fast, and Capt. Phil. A.
Shaffer, of Morgantown, was elected Major
to succeed Major R. A Armstrong, who re
cently resigned. In the secoud regiment
Lt.-Col. Thus. E. Hodges was promoted to
Colonel to succeed Col. Ford. Maj. D. T.
E. Casteel was elected Lieut.-Colonel, and
Capt. Banks, of Huntington, the senior cap
tain of the regiment, was elected"Major.
There is more Catarrh in this Section ol
the country than all other.diseases put to
gether, and until the last few years was sup
posed to be incurable. For a great many
years doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and prescribed local remedies, and by con
stantly tailing to cure with local treatment,
pronounced it incurable. Science has
proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease,
and, therefore requires constitutional treat
ment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by F. J. Chpney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the
only constitutional cure on the market. It
is taken internally in doses from 10 drop
in a teaspoonful. It Acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system —
They offer one hundred dollars for any case
it fails to cure. Bend for circulars aud tes
timonials. Address
F J Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
[email protected] by Druggists, 75c.
The Pansy magazine, with its homelike
flavor, and its smpathetic attitude, especial
ly towards young people, gives in its Octo
ber number a fresh and attractive variety
for all ages. The lovers of Pansy’s stories
—and they are many—will find her serial
increasing in interest There are other
bright stories and poems by well-known
authors. The magazine is, as usual, very
attractive and profusely illustrated. 10
cents a number ; $1 00 a year. D. Lothrop
Company, Publishers, Boston.
In Favor of Buyers.
Rubber goods at old prices. It is gener
ally known that rublrer shoes and boots are
very much higher than last year. I pur
chased in March, before the advance. $1,000
worth, with a view of making a big stake.
But I have decided now to give my custom
ers the benefit of the bargains, and will sell
• I..-. . T I...... I.i Or..i
anil 3rd qualities. None will be sold at
wholesale. Just for the benefit of mv re
tail customers. Geo H. Hacjley.
Babylarul for October.—This dainty little
magazine, sacred to the babies, is tull of
most fascinating little stories and rhymes
and pictures. The illustrations are this
month so extremely beautiful that they
would seem to be enough not only to de
light but to develop the arti-tic sense in
every baby. 5 cents a number; 50 cents
a year. I). Lothrop Company, Publishers,
Mrs Samuel Bennett, of Tanner, Gilmer
county, W. Va , gave birth to her twenty
ninth child a few days ago. Mrs. Bennett
is only 40 years old and her husband is 53.
The twenty-nine children are all alive and
hparly. “Unfortunately,” said a well-known
Gilmer Democrat, “the Bennetts are Iiepub
Means, and if this sort of thing continues
our majority will be in danger.”
♦» ■- - - -
Senator IVtfVr may be for silver, but he
looks through gold rimmed spectacles, with
bis ears in the stirrups, and when be has to
read he saddles his nose with a second pair
of gold rimiued glasses, and both pair ride
tandem. When be mounts the third set
look out for a speech advocating the issue of
$5u0,000 000,00u of unredeemable paper
currency.— Washington Post.
Hon. Henry G. Davis has presented the
town of Elkins with ground for a public
park comprising nine acres in extent. It is
a valuable gift, and in its present form is
said to be the handsomest natural park iu
th is State. Mr. Davis never tires In the per
formance of some public benefaction to the
communities in which be is interested.—
Key ter Tribune.
The~Oclober issue of the attractive little
magazine, Our Little Men and Women, is as
full of timely and striking matter as the
magazines designed for the older folk.—
Clearly the days have gone by when dull
little “primer” literature was good enough
forth' iildren. 10 ceuts a uumber; $1 00
a y D. Lothrop Company, Publishers,
Bos: J
A Beautiful Wedding.
From the Charleston Gazette, Oct■ 5.
The lights in the auditorium of the First
Presbyterian Church cast their rayB last
night over what was, perhaps, the most
beautiful marriage ceremony ever witnessed
in this church which has been the scene of
so many pretty weddings. No sooner were
the doors thrown open than the church was
thronged with friends of the bride and
groom, eager to witness the ceremony which
was to unite in marriage Mr. Stuart W.
Walker, of Martinsburg, and Miss Annette
May Thayer, of this city. Seldom are two
young people united under more auspicious
circumstances, and seldom are there present
so many friends as were out last night, com
prising the mo*t exclusive circles of Charles
ton society. The church was handsomely
decorated with great banks of plants and
cut flowers and presented a most beautiful
appearance. Strains of sweet music filled
the air, being brought out of the organ by
the magic touch of Prof. 0. W. Schaeffer.
Promptly at the appointed hour the bridal
party arrived and proceeded up the lett
aisle in the following order: First came the
ushers, Hon. Geo. M Bowers, of Martins
burg, Hon. Jas. C. Frazier, of Martinsburg,
Col. Clareme L. Smith, of Fairmont,
Messrs. Geo. W. McClintic, Harry L. Boggs,
John D Lewis, H. W. Knight and J. M.
B. Donnelly, of this city. Next came the
bridesmaids and groomsmen in the follow
ing order: Mr. Peyton Harrison, of Mur
tinshurg, aud Miss Ethel Ruffner; Mr. M.
A. Snodgrass, of Martinsburg, and Miss
Marjorie Gentry; Mr. W. T. Thayer and
Miss Hobbs, of Selma, Ala.; Col. John T.
McGraw, of Graltoo, and Miss Emma Pow
er; Mr. Ira C. Dayton, of Pennsylvania,
and Miss Mary Thayer; Mr. Conrad H.
Syme, of Washington, and Miss Frances
Jacobs ; Mr. R. P. Camden, of Parkers
burg, and Miss Lobban, of Alderson ; Maj.
J. E. Chilton and Miss Addie Thayer ; Mr.
.[ R Tbnver and Miss June Faulkner, of
Martinsburg. The bride and her maid of
honor, Miss Emily Beury, came next and
were met by the groom and his best man,
Senator Charles J. Faulkner. The Rev..Dr.
J. C. Barr performed the marriage ceremony
in bis usual impressive manner, after which
the party relumed to the carriages and were
driven at ouce to the residence of Mr. A. 0.
Thayer, where a reception was given to the
wedding party and a few of the most inti
mate friends. Capt. John Baker While, of
ihis city, and Mr. Grif. T. Smith, of Wash
ington, were in charge of the church doors
where admission was had only by card.
The bride was attired in a handsome
Worth gown of white velvet, carried bride
roses and carried a white velvet-covered
prayer-book, and wore a tulle veil fastened
with a coronet of diamonds, the gift of the
groom. The bridesmaids ail wore becom
ing gowns of white bengaline, tulle veils,
and carried American Beauties. The maid
of honor wore a lovely gown of Nile green
chiffon and carried American Beauties.
The bride is one of the fairest flowers that
lias graced $he first circle of Charleston so
ciety. A Indy.pf rare accomplishments and
most winning ways, she has long been the
favorite of the circle in which she moved.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis A.
Thayer, she had spent her entire life among
our people and no one numbers among them
a greater multitude of friends than she.—
Mr. Walker is to be sincerely congratula'ed
on the fair prize lie has secured, though the
congratulations will not be unmingled with
regret that the bride is to be borne from
among us to live elsewhere.
Mr. Walker, whose good fortune it was
to secure so lovely a bride, is one of the
most prominent attorneys of, the eastern
part of the State, law partner of U. S. Sen
ator Cbas. J. Faulkner, an assii-tant U. S.
district attorney Ht.d a member of the West
Virginia legislature. He is very popular
at home and has political aspirations which
may some day lead him into higher paths.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker left on tlieS o’clock
train this morning for a trip to California,
and on their return will reside in Martins
iritte A ipalee— St. yioholan.
The merging of Wide Awake into St.
Nicholas will prove a surprise to the thou
sands of readers and lovers of the former
marrofino Wo piiaIp fr/im tlio “Sfnrv nf
I Vide Awake," the leading article in the
“farewell” (August) number: “A great pub
lishing house, carrying out the plans of its
founder, determines to devote its best
strength and energy to the publication of
the best bcnks for American readers, young
and old. It has necessarily broadened and
deepened, until now, new lines of book
publishing are to be taken up—lines that
preclude diversion of thought and labor ne
cessary to the carrying on of such a maga
zine as B7</e Awake has become. Thus,
looking out for the best interests of Wide
Awake, its publishers decide to place it
where it will do the most good in the future,
and therefore transfer it to the comradeship
and companionship of its friendly compet
itor and twin.”
If you want to be a college professor, de
termine beforehand whether you will be a
very great oue or only an average one, for
President Harper, of the Chicago Univer
sity, has investigated the matter and finds
that the small college professor’s income is
about on a par with that of the skilled work
man in the mechanical industries. The next
grade of professor gels about as much money
as the superintendent or foreman in a large
manufacturing or commercial business. In
no case does the iucome of even the best
reach that which is attained by the success
ful manufacturer, merchant or professional
Fall Overcoat*.
One of the most indispensable garments
of a gentleman’s wardrobe is a light-weight
overcoat. The evenings will soon be gel- !
ting chilly and you will finJ an overcoat
will prevent many a cold, besides adding
very materially to your appearance. We
are carrying an immense stock of them this
season and our prices are remarkably low.
We are showing every style of cut and fab
ric that is correct. Call and look at them. ;
Boys* and children’s overcoats, too, and a
beautiful display of them.
Wm. Sadler Building 1
Senator Camden's Speech.
The full text of Senator Camden a speech
in favor of the repeal of the silver purchase
law will be found on another page. Mr.
Camden goes to the root of the currency
question and shows clearly and conclusively
that a debased currency is the direct enemy
of labor in these days when the great vol
ume of business is done through bills of
exchange, checks, drafts, etc.
The wage-worker is paid in currency.—
He pays for what he buys in currency. The
employer, the manufacturer, the capitalist,
the large operator, does not conduct his
business on that line, because it would be
impossible. The basis of the country’s cur
rency is behind the mau with the check
book, but the man whose transactions are
done with cash and who pays in currency
has no basis except the solid value of the
currency itself.
In other words the man of thousands or
millions is safe because his money is gold,
the standard of the country’s and the world's
currency. The workingman, however, who
pays up in hard dollars, has no fixed stand
ard by which to gauge his money. True,
his silver dollar, though it is worth but half
its full face value, will purchase one hun
dred cents’ worth in the United States, but
the men in the money centers, who hold the
money and deal in money, have two dollars
for every one in the workingman’s pocket.
Senator Camden puts the case plainly and
succinctly. The first thing to do toward
placing the country’s currency on a sound
and level basis is to repeal the law that is
responsible for the present condition—the
Sherman act—though the debasement of
the silver dollar dates back to that other
Sherman act of 1873, when silver was de
monetized as a money metal.— Wheeling
The number of deaths by the great storm
on the gulf coast last week is now estimated
at from two thousand to twenty-five hun
dred. Millionsof dollars' worth of property
were destroyed, and thousands of people are
deprived ol means oi musing a living.—»
Many of them are without food aud clothing.
The bodies of the dead, so far as recovered,
have been, of necessity, hastily buried in
great trenches, piling one on another and
without coffins. The Louisiana marshes
are full of putrefying corpses, and the hor
rible prospect of an epidemic of yellow fever
or cholera is before the survivors. The
greatest loss of life was at Cheniere Cami
mula, a fishing town with a population of
1,500 or 1,600 of whom about 300 were saved,
A large number of fishing vessels were out
in the gulf. Tiie boats and their occupants
have not been heard from—and will not be.
It is said that in the settlements where the
storm was worst not a single child survived,
and very few women. The survivors are the
young men in the vigor of manhood. Not
one of them but has a terrible story to tell:
not one but is bruised and injured. They es
caped mainly on rafts or logs, floating for
twenty lonely hours in the water, with the
wind at 115 miles an hour plsyiug around
Mr. George Neer, one the oldest citizens
of Neersville, Va., aged 89 years, died on
Monday. Mr. Neer was one of Loudoun’s
most honorable, upright and respected resi
dents. He lias been a farmer all his life in
Loudoun valley, and by his quiet, honpst
and temperate methods and habits won the
confidence, good will and high regard of
all with whom he came in contact. Mr.
Neer was a devoted member of Ebenezer
M. E. Church for many years and was a
very strict religious man in all that the
term implies. He leaves a large family of
children—four sons and three daughters.—
Two of his sons are living in Ohio and two
in West Virginia, and the three daughters
reside iu the State of Virginia. The fami
ly have the sympathy of the entire commu
nity in their hour of bereavement. The
funeral took place on Wednesday, inter
merit being made in the cemetery at Har
per’s Ferry.—Brun$wick IferaM.
Hon. S. B. Elkins a few days ago in Chi
cago spoke as billows of West Virginia : ‘‘It
is tjie general belief that West Virginia is
a small State. Compared with some of the
larger States she is, compared with some of
the smaller she is not. She is more than
twice the size of Maryland, two and one
half times the size of Massachusetts, that
has two million population, and larger than
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and
RlmJc I«lan<I combioed. The kini'dom of
Belgium and the Netherlands have together
a population of more than 10,000,000. The
area of West Virginia is greater than the
area of both combined. Her natural re
sources are in proportion greater than her
size and she can support a population equal
to that of Belgium and Holland.”
Hoys' School Suits.
We’ll make Rome howl. We have placed
on sale the following lots : 200 boys’ nobby
double-breasted suits, ages 4 to 14 ; twenty
styles; will wear like iron. Our prices $1
to $3 ; worth from 12 to $5 per suit.
Perfect mountains of children’s clothing
running down as low as 75c. per suit, and
a« high xs $5 per suit. Bring the little tots
around, and if we can’t ritr them from head
to toe for much less cash than all others our
name isn’t
Wm. Kahj*', Sadler Building.
Miss Daisy (who has spent tbe whole
summer in trying to elevate the simple coun
try people with whom she has boarded)—
"Good by, Mr. Stiles ; I hope my visit here
hasn’t been entirely without good results.”
Farmer Stiles—“Sartin not; sartin not.—
You’ve learnt a heap since you first come
bare; but, by cracky ! you was purty nigh
the greenest one we ever had on our bands.”
Dowser—"There goes Judge Wurdleigh.
In addition to his being a fine jurist he has
the reputation of being a master of tbe |
English language.” Bowser—"That may
be, but I don’t like bis sentences; they are
too long*; it took ine six months to get to '
the end of one of them.”
“Bridget—"The new neighbors next door
wants to cut their grass, and they say as
would ye be so kind as to lend them your
sickle?” Puritanical Mistress—“Lend iny
sickle to cut grass on the Sabbath ! Tell j
them, Bridget, that we haven’t any.” 1
“ ( os to r i a .a so well adapted to children that
1 recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." It A. Aacnoi, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y.
“The use of ' Cantona is so universal and
its merits so well known that it seems a work
of supererogation to endorse It Few are the
intelligent families who do not keep Casteria
within easy roach."
Cantos Maktyn, D. D„
New York City.
Castoria cures Colic, u»*t*potioc.
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Cruet at ioa.
Kills Wonns, gives sleep, And pewnotM di
Without Injurious medication.
“For several years I have rscosnm ended
your ‘ Castoria,' and shall always cootinu- to
do so as it has invariably produced bcnefl.-i.v,
Eownt F. Paanas. M. D.,
136th Street and Tth A'*., Kew York City.
The Centaur Company, 77 Mleray Street, New \ore Cm.
In Combination with the Great
Composed of the County Associations ot VI ashington and '.arroll. Md.,
Franklin and Adams. Pa., Berkeley and Jefferson. West Va..
Baltimore and Washington Cities, will be held at
OCTOBER 10, 11,12 & 13,1893.
20 RACES 20
Steeple Chases. Hurdle, Chariot, ItunniiiK
and Trotting Knees.
P. A. WITMER, Scc’y, Hagerstown. Md
Dailij Excursion to the fl’orld's Fair.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. will
sell excursion tickets to Chicago from all
ticket stations on the Valley Diviaion for
all trains during the mouth of October,
1893, at one fare for the round trip. The
tickets will be valid for going passage in
the day coaches of through express trains,
connecting at Harper’s Ferry, and will be
honored for the return journey in the day
coaches of all trains within fifteen days
from day of sale. This is your last oppor
tunity to see the “Greatest Show on Earth."
The following rates apply from stations
in this vicinity :
Keniatown.10 54.$*6.75
Winchester.1109. 16.75
Stephenson.11.19. 16.75
Wadesville.11.29. 16:75
Summit Point.11.39. 16 60
Charles Town. .11.57. 16.35
p. M.
Halltown.12 07. 16 20
Millville.;.1212.. 16 10
Harper’s Ferry.12 20.. 16 00
For more detailed infirmution apply to
C. E. Dudrow, Traveling Passenger Agent,
Winchester, Va.
The supporters of the financial policy of
the administration controlled the State
Democratic convention of Nebraska last
week, and the free silver men, led by Con*
grȤ->man Bryan, were sat upon.
•Yew Advertisementh.
There will be a regular meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Jefferson County Mutual
Fire Insurance Co. at its office Tuesday morn
ing, October 17th, 1«93, at 12 o'clock.
Oct. 11, 1893. Secretary.
Mayor’s Notice.
All on-naM Ati.l mvutnanls rtf nrrtrtAPtV with.
in the corporate limits of Charles Town are
hereby notified tbat Hog Pens, Privies, etc,,
must be thoroughly cleaned, and not onlv
cleaned but well limed or otherwise disinfected.
Oct. 11,1893. Mayor.
The undersigned Trustee, under the follow
ing Deeds of Trust, vir: George N. Welsh. Ann
F. Welsh and George W. Welsh to Cleon
Moorp, Trustee, dated the 2nd day of June. 1*90,
recorded in the County Clera's office of Jef
ferson *'ounty, West .Virginia, Deed Book V.
page 79: George N. Welsh, Ann F. Welsh and
George W. Welsh to Cleon Moore, Trnatee, da- j
ted the 4th day of August, 1*90. recorded in
the County Clerk's office of Jefferson county.
West Virginia, Deed Book V. pagelW; and
George N. Welsh, Ann F. Welan and George
W. Welsh to Geon Moore, Trustee, dated the
8th day of September. 1*90, recorded in the
County Clerk's office of Jefferson Countv. West
Virginia. Deed Book V. page 4*1. all of which
are for the benefit of Jefferson Building Asso
ciation No 10. I will offer at public sale in front
of tbe Court-house in Charles Town, Weat
Virginia, on
Friday, (hr 3rd Jay of S'ovrmbrr, 1893,
tbe HOUSE AND LOT in Charles Town. Wes*
WEST STREETS, now occupied by George W. j
Welsh, and adjoining tbe lot of V. M. Firor.
TERMS OF SALE—as prescribed by the
Board of Directors of Jefferson Building Asso
ciation No 10.—One-tbird cash; residue in
two equal payments at one and two years with
interest on deferred payments from day of
Sale at 11 o’clock a. m.
Oct. 11. 1893—4t, Trustee.
Miss Laura A Lippitt,
Having determined to remain in Charles Town I
the coming scholastic year, will give lessona in !
Music on Piano, Organ and Violin. Also in
German, Latin and Mathematics.
Aug. 9. 1*93—2m. _
School for Boys.
I will reopen my school for boys Heptemse* j
12th, 1*93. on Congre-s street, a little below \
Baptist Church. No extra charge for Latin.
Aug. 2, ‘93—2m.
Administrator’s Sale
The undersigned, administrator of Dt-nni*
Triggs, dec’d, will sell at the residence of hii
widow, Nancy Triggs. on the Thomas Lock
farm, situated one mile sonth of Summit
Point, on the road leading from Charles Town
to 8ummit Point, on
FRIDA K, OCTOBER 20, 1803,
commencing at 9 o'clock a. m., sharp, the fol
lowing property, to-wit:
1 line brood marc, 2 other heavy-draft horses
1 yearling colt, 1 fine thoroughbred
1 good Dayton wagon, 1 lever-spring tooth
harrow, 1 No. 40 Oliver chilled plow, I pair
shelvens. I farm roller. 2 sets brwbUmw, 2
sets front gears, 1 alx-horse line. (The above
harness is all new.) 1 wagon saddle, 1 riding
saddle, lot of leather halters, 1 cutter sleigh,
5 tons of hay, one-half interest in a rick of
clover seed, 42 grain sacks, lot of carpenter*
tools, lot of rukes, forks, shovels, mattock*,
and straw roller, one-half bushel sai*age
grinder and stulTer, hells for a six-horse team,
one-half interest in 40 acres of corn in »hock*.
Five beds and bedding, feathe^ beds. 10
pillows and 5 bolsters. 1 bullet, 1 safe, - bu
reaus, 1 lounge, 1 new sewing machine. > ta^
hies (1 extension). 9 stands, 1 wash stand, 3
centre Btauds, 1 organ and stool, 1 sofa. 6 rock
ing chairs, 3 sets dining chain, 2 clocks, 5 set*
of lambrequin curtains and poles, 10 window
blinds, lot of oil paintings, lot of picture*,
lamp stands, lamps, hassock*, queensware,
glassware, 2 stoves, wooden, willow and tin
ware, knives and forks, china, crocks and jars,
and many other articles,
TERM8.—A credit of four months will be
given on all sums of $10 and upwards, pur
chaser giving note with approved security, ne
gotiable and payable at the Citizens' National
Rank of Martinsburg with interest from date
but if paid »t maturity interest will be remit
ted. Under $10 cash.’ No property removed
until terms are complied with.
Admr. of Dennis Triggs, dee d.
Also at the same time and place will sell, a*
trustee for Nancy Triggs, by a certain deed of
trust given on the 15th day of August, 1*33,
by William Triggs, and recorded in Clerk * Of
fico at Charles Town, Jefferson County, W.
Va., in Deed Book No. 75, page SI, the follow
inu orooertv: One horse. Lvon 1 hors*.
George; l led cow. 1 horned cow, 1 niulejrcow.
1 spotted cow, 1 brood sow, 2 young sow* *
barrows, 1 farm wagon. 1 wheelbarrow,»bo»« t
hoes, mattocks, lot of double and sing'e tf«*.
3 single plows, 2 root plows. 1 cultivator, 1
corn drill, 1 binder, 1 grain drill, lot of chain*,
1 horse-rake, 1 mower, 1 boggr, butt ira'c*, 1
wagon and ladders, 1 cutting-box, 3 hom-em
4 sets plow gears, axes, lines, 4 bridles. " col
lars, 1 squirrel cage, 1 washing machine, 6 bai
ters, 1 man’s saddle, 1 set blacksmith tool*.
Terms as above, JOHN W. DODD,
J. F. RonEirrs, Clerk, Trustee.
I hereby notify all persons purchasing any
of the above-named property without an order
from J. W. Dodd. Trustee and Administrator,
will be prosecuted according to law.
Oct. 4. 1893— Is.
Of our notable Fall Stock Is in. The distre*
ing hard times have not discouraged tue
Temple of Fashion,
for we have frequently had such experience'
and we must hold our trade until we tide over
these troubles. Profits will not be an object
We are in a position to do it for we buy *head of
the season and get first choice. We pay eav;
for all goods and
Save All Discounts,
which alone will pay running expense*- No
rents. Wc can sell at coat and not lose money.
By enlarging oar store we can and will
Enlarge Our Stock.
Boys’ went^ for school in great supply. Cloth
ing, Pants, Shoes, Hose, Trunks, timbrel***
ftc., ft,
8ep\6,1893. TbeOutfitter
State Normal School.
Normsl, Academic and Musical Coarse*. Pre
pares for Teaching.for any College or for Busi
ness. Competent Faculty. Thorough wort.
Library and Reading Room. Location healthy,
pleasant and accessible. Excellent building*.
Boarding cheap. Tuition to Bute student* fret.
lo others low. Session begins Sept, lltn, V&>.
Kor oulogu. „,LgE WDdls,
July 111003—13t. Sbepherdsiown, W. » »•

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