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W. W.B. GAJLLAHMR, Ml tor._ Char lootoim. Jeff eroon County, Weot Va. jarma tf Per Annum tn Advance. December S6- tSUS A PRATER FOR CHlSTXAS EVE. For Jtc Fret Prtts. Dear Jesus, guard the poor to-night, And keep them warm ; Lai no weak life go out before the light Of Christmas dawn breaks in upon the sight; Shield all from harm ! Oh, hear, ws pray, the wanderers who cry For shelter from the winter's wind and cold; Thou badst the manger's straw on which to lie, A mother's loving arms to warmly fold; Then shelter all the homeless ones to-night. Cheer the forlorn. Let no week life go out before the light Of Christmas dawn. For three-fourths <*f a century The V ir uISIA Free Press has extended Christmas greeting* to its readers. What eventful years they have been, fraught with wonders in the advance of the art* and of science such as our fathers never dreamed of. Yet the old, old song of “ Peace on earth, good will to men,” has never come to us with a freeher, sweeter sound, than at this time, since the angels on the plains of Bethlehem tirst rang out their glad refrain. This day it is read and sung by thousands to whom it is, indeed, a new song. Thousands in our own land and in heathen countries have but just learned to echo and re-echo the joyous notes. And yet, among the most enlight ened Christian nations the dark clouds of war are gathering and threatening blood shed and ruin. Let all true Christiana pray this Christmas day that such a dire evil ___1 ,1,., f,nni this tiim> Olljf W aid mmmmmw - henceforth only peace and good will may prevail among uations and individuals. __ . ■ ♦ There isn’t a weak spot in our defenses that England might want to know all about that the newspapers are not pointing out. Those who have information concerning these things, and many who have not but think they “know it all,” are unblushingly unbosoming themselves to the discredit of their common sense—it they have any. Think of it, the legislators for the leading Christian nation of the world probably obliged to forego the pleasures incident to a commemoration of the advent into this world of the Prince of Peace, in order to make preparation for war! Hod grant that such wisdom may prevail as to make grim visaged war smooth its wrinkled front. ■Saturday we had variable weather—ligh* showers, stiff breezes at times, lightning and thunder, and the temperature moderate— And, too, it was the shortest day of the year, it was crowded with chaugesof weather and with disturbances of the elements unreason able and unusual, and wound up with a gor geous rainbow. -- — — -♦ ♦ The Shepherdstown Register had a frieud who crossed his bens with owls, so that the product thereof would lay eggs at night. The Sihepherd*town Independent found a friend that crossed his bees with lightning hugs, so that be could get a species of busy bee that could work after “dewy eve” sets in. Capt. Bassett, the venerable assistant doorkeeper of the C. 5*. Senate, died lad Wednesday afternoon. He had been in the service of the Seuate sixty five years con tiuuously, having been appointed a page by l>aniel Webster in 1330. The Ways and Means committee expects to report a bill to-morrow. Whether it will be such a measure as the exigencies of the times demand and will be approved by Con gress, the President and the People remains to be seen. It is reported that unle-.* the Spaniards soon decisively defeat the Cubans Spain will not have the money longer to prosecute the war; therefore, ’ti* said, Campos will make a mighty effort. Senator Hill on Wednesday last introduc ed a bill for the repeal of the law imposing disabilities on thoae who served ou the Con federate side during the late war. Mr. l’latt of Connecticut objected. The tr:a! of the United States buttle ship Texas proves her to be the swiftest of her class in the world. A son of Mr. Win. H. Moure of this town i« one of the marines on board the Texas. The President, with his own hand, wrote bis late great m*-*sage on the Monroe doc trine bet' een midnight '•uuday and Mon day niort ing, and it was in | rint by eleven o'clock. “The Old Family’s” greeting to the read er* of The Free I‘rK" We wi-h the best things for all during the coming year. May war clouds that are portentous he dissipated. The papers are now remarking U|>oa the stillness of the spinal column of Grover.— ft waa a chinny that ever doubted he had a backlione of the first quality. It is said that Chili is the only one of the .'south American States that doesn’t applaud Mr. Cleveland. It is not surprising that Chili gave him the “cold shoulder.’’ The patriotism of the old Coufeds cannot be discounted, but if they are to march much to the music of the Uuion their disabilities ought to be removed. The Virginia house of delegates prompt ly passed a resolution endorsing President Cleveland’s message on the Monroe doctrine. The Quaker City genius for vehicular contrivance* may have a rest now that the street railway service is unobstructed. Philadelphians have beeu pede-’rians of late day*. They would rather walk than ride in cars pelted with stone*. Seemingly, the man that disapproves the patriotic sentiments of Grover Cleveland flocks by himself. Secret* are blooming on evergreen trees this morning. •• a-•*— - Bloodletting roe* along with the Monroa doctorine. . • . 1 . . After Many Days. The New York Court of Appeals has de cided to sustain the judgment of the Oener al Term reversing the conviction of Erastus Wiman for forgery, and Mr. W inian i* therefore a free man. Doubtless this just judgment is a source of rejoicing in the house of Routs on Broad way to day. Years ago Mr. C. B. Rous* was the victim of a trumped up charge, snd was cast into a cell in Ludlow street j*i’, New York City ; and on the Christmas Day he spent there, when all without was glad ness and cheer, a sumptuous dinner was sent to him by Mr. Erastus Wiman. The years rolled by and Mr. Wiman. in turn was the victim of unfortunate circumstances—con victed of a crime of which he was innocent, and the tbenlynx-eyed and big heartedRouss saw bow the bread that Wiman cast upon the waters that Christmas Day might be re turned to him. He became his bondsman in the sum of £25.000 and gave him the op portunity to return to the bosom of his fam ily and appeal to the higher courts wi h the lesult above stated—an innocent mau and a free man. The decision of the higher tribu nal is a rich Christmas gift to Wiman and to Rouss The incident proves to the one the blessedness of giving even a Christinas din ner, and to the other gave an opportunity for a magnificent expression of gratitude. A fire broke out in Edinburg, Shenandoah county,—a town of 600 population, about 2 o’clock Saturday morning and raged for about three hours, burning eleven buildings, including six residences, one hotel, two stables, one barroom and one small shop, entailing a loss which is variously estimated from £20,000 to £40.000 with £9.000 insur . • • m _ i_2— iifice Oil Hit* wumr. m »ic - m follows: Murray Hotel, bar and stable, £0,000, no insurance; R W. Burke, resi dence, £6,000. £2,500 insurance ; H E Boy er, storeroom and livery stable, £4,000, £1. 500 insurance ; E. M. Clew, stock of goods. £5,000, $4,000 insurance; J. J. Sloneburner. residence. £2,500, $1,000 insurance; Mrs W. H. Wiglitman, residence, £2,500, $1,000 insurance; J. N Ludwig, bar fixtures, £200 n > insurance; C. W. Ruby, residence,£500, no insurance; G. W. Kooutz, residence, $1,000, no insurance; George Z minerman, residence. $50*.'. no insurance; Sentinel printing office, loss about $2,000 and uo in surance. lu the House of Representatives one Jav last week Mr. Daytou presented nineteen petitions from citizens of Jefferson, Ran dolph and Tucker counties, respectively, asking that their individual claims for dam ages incurred during the war be referred to the court of claims, with the privilege ot introducing testimony as to loyalty ; also by Mr. Dayton, a bill for the compensation of the Odd Fellows of Martinsburg, for oc cupancy by the Union troops of their lodge room, during the war; also a bill making £12 per month the minimum rate of pen sion for all ex-Union soldiers now on the rolls who l^tve reached the age of seventy five and providing that all pensions here after granted to applicants of that age shall be at the same rale, and increasing the min imum rate to that amount of all who may continue on the rolls until they reach the age of seventy-five; also, a bill to grant a pension to Mrs. Catharine L. Chaney, the widow of an ex soldier. The special features of Harper’s Maga zine for January are: “In Washington’s Day” by Woodrow Wilson; the illustrations bv Howard Pvle. “The United States Na val Academy.” “On Snow Shoes to the Barren Grounds '—15 illustrations ‘‘Lon don’s Underground Rlilways”—10 illustra tion- “The German Struggle for Liberty” —illustrations by R. Caton V\ oodville.— “Per-onai R“collections of Joan of Arc’ — bv Julian Ralph; illustrations by (' D. Weldon. A very smiling tronti-piece, “Looking for Santa Claus,” by W. A McCullough, opens j December number of Baby land. “Dolly’s I Christmas Furs,” by Helena Simmons fol ! lows with a trio of pretty picture ami poem | of “Babette’s Ride,’’ while all the December j burn babies and their mothers will purlieu I lariv enjoy me uirtniay song ior i ue vinni I of Christmas Month.” Price 50 cents a year, 0 cents a copy. Specimen < back nuin I her) free. Alpha Publishing Co., Boston. 1 he number Harper’s B*zar issued on De j cernber L’stb will be distinguished by very elegant wraps, fur trimmed, and designed t >r reception and theater toilettes Several benuiitiiI calling costumes will be given in ibis number, which, as a whole, will be very rich in striking and appropriate winter fashion*. An article by Mr*. Sear* on j "Chaperons and Chaperoned” will be of i timely interest '"A Monument of Art—the Congressional Library at Washington” is the title of an important article by Royal Cortis*oz, with threw full pages of illustration, in Harper’s Weekly for December 2Sih. Another in | teresting feature in the same number is the ' account of Cotnmi-sioner Waring’* proposed East side Combined Pushcart Market and I Children’s Playground, with drawings by W. A. Rogers Holiday Lxcurnion Rates on the It. A- O. In pursuance of its u-ual policy, the Bal | tiinore .& Ohio Railroad Co. will sell excur sion tickets between all stations on its lines East of the Ohio River for all trains Decem ber 21, 22, 23. 24, 25, 31 and January l*t, valid fur return journey until January 7lb, 1 inclusive, at reduced rates. - _„ _ — . Nothing is more suitable for a holiday pres ent for y»ur little boy than a n*ce suit of J clothe? You can buy them at manufacturer's prices at Hinschiuan’s—a saving of 30per cent. We still have a g<Khl many ladies’ costs — Come ami see our line. The prices will suit ' you at Hindi man’s Immense reduction in men's suits at Hirsch I man’s. bilk handkerchiefs and tuutHers for holiday pr*9e»ts at Hirschman’s. Gum boots and mackintoshes al Hirst-hman's. Be-t line of art squares a? Hirschmau’s If von need a caipet look at Hirscbman’s I styles. Largest stock in town. Shoes, comforts, and ladies' and gents' fur ni^liju^goods at Hirschman's. We can give you bargains in children's albthtng .sb3 oryfeoATi at ^lrwiimtin'9. * • ' r Aeicsy ATote*. December 6th increase of pension to John Harris, Shepherdstown. Rev. Sam Small deferred his visitation to Martinsburg until the first Sunday in the new year. Mr. Jacob 0. Siler, aged 80 years, a citi zen of Berkeley county, born there, died ou Suuday night, 15th. Twenty-four miners perished iu the Day ton coal mine near Chattauooga last Friday, by an explosion of fire damp. Thirty eight lives were lost ou lhursday in the Egypt coal mines at Cumnock, North Carolina. There was an explosion. The West Vi-ginia University has 350 students enrolled, and it is expected the list will be increased to 400 alter the holidays. Mm. Mary McCarthy, wife of Mr. Patrick McCarty, of Martinsburg, died in Baltimore on Wednesday, while visiting relatives at that place. Col. C. L. Smith, editor of Fairmont In dex, says he is not seeking the guberna torial nomiuatioo, and would not accept it if tendered. It is said millions of dollars worth of su gar cane fields have been burned by the Cu bans in their march through the province ol Santa Clara. Mr. EdgHrS. Patti and Miss Maggie V. Jenkins, both of Martinsburg were married at the Lutheran paisonage Tuesday morn ing week, by Rev, C. S. frump. Tho House Venezuelan Commision bill, which appropriated $100,000 for the expen ses of said commission, passed the Senate by a unanimous vote ou Friday last. Mr. Charles F. Mayor, for seven years . • _C A P P Ini il». cliiied re electiou. Ho was requested by th< board of directors to serve until bis succes sor could be chosen. Mrs. William H. McGavock died Mon day morning at her residence, near Nash ville, Tenn.,—aged C3 years. She was and had beeu for years secretary of the Wo man’s Board of Foreign Missions of the M E. Church, South. Dr. Joshua W. Herring, Democrat, wai elected Senator ou Saturday in Carrol county, Md , at a special election. Tba -ecures Democratic control of the Senati and conservative action by the Kepublicat House of Delegates. It is announced iu otiicial circles in Con stantiuople that the 400 Turkish soldieri who were captured when Zcitoun wasseizec by the Armenians have been killed. A fev days ago it was announced that these sol diers had been released. A dispatch from Constantinople to thi Frankfurter Ztdtung last Friday says : "Tin Porte has ordered Mustapha Kemzi Pasbi to attack to day with 10,000 troops and twi batteiies the city Zeitouo, and to bomban and destroy it and to massacre the 12,001 Armenians iu that city.” On Thursday last at “lhe Hill, uea Berry ville, the home of the bride’s father Miss EH* n Douglas McDonald, daughter <> Capt. Wm. N. McDonald, and Mr. Johi Baldwin Neill, only son of the late I)r. 8 8. Neill, of Berry ville, were united in mar risge by Rev. A. P. Gray, of Amliurst, un cle of the bride, assisted by Iley. Ed wan WaP. Miss Julia McDonald of this coun ty, was one of the bsidesinaids. Stephenson Seminary. The spacious school-rooms of Stephenson Seminary were well filled Friday evening with the pa trons and friends of that popular in stitution, the occasion being a very enjoyable recital. The programme was devoted principally to exercises by the music pupils of Mrs. Ham aker, who acquitted themselves with much credit. Interspersed with the music were several recitations by pupils of Miss Anspaugh in elocu tion, giving variety to the entertain ment and proving very attractive. T'm following is the programme of the evening: Opening Chorus—"Reapers." Solos— Mi'-i s Evclvn Mrrrimon uml Margaret Annan ln-t. Sextette—3 Pianos—'“ Twilight ”— Misses Kate Campbell, Huth Berret. Rebecc Trapnell, Nannie Young, Kuuice Taylor and Elm Hooff. Recitation—" The First Party "—Miss Mai Truss**!. Inst. Trio—“Norma”—Misses Amelia Diehl, Marie Nieil and Agues W vsong. Vocal Solo—"The Gift’’—Miss A. Pleasants Hopkins. .... Recitation—"Orphan Annie" -Miss Marie Nieil. ln-t. Sextette—1 Pianos-Waltz—Misses Peachv Washington, Rebecca Young, Sally It Carter, Euphemia Davenport, Katie Wyatt and Annie Hooff. Piano Solo—On. 4*0, a Andante, b Allegret to-Miss Laura Penelope Campbell. Keeitation—"A Chinese Dinner”- Miss Goorgie Lindsay. ln<t Quartette-2 Pianos—"Holiday March” -Misses Ruth Shirley, Kate Campbell. A Pleasants Hopki « and Laura Campbell. < horns—“Night”—Class. Keeitation -"Too Late for the Train.”—Miss Kat e Rowe. Piana Solo—"Sprang Song"—Miss Murga retta Carrington Price. Inst. Quartette—3 Pianos —March. Ilun groise”— Misses T. Evelyn Merrimon. Margie Price, Laura Campbell aud A. Pleasauts Hopkins. Violin Solo—" Angel's Serenade "—Miss Margaret Annan. PiU'.o Solo—"Coucert Polka”—Miss Thelma Evelyn Merrimon. Re* itaiion—“Aunt Sophrouea at the Opera’’ —Mis* Ruth Shirlev. lust. Duo—“If I Were a Bird”—Misses Evelyn Merrimon and Laura Campbell. Choi oils—“ludiau Drum’’—Class. The Ministers’ and Laymen’s Meet ing of the Shenandoah Association will He held in the Charles Town Baptist Church, December 27, 28 ! and 29. Programme: Friday. D**c. 27th: 7 p m — Devotional Exercise. 7:H0 p. m—Organization. Object of tin* Minister’s and Laymen’s meeting, pas t rs Broadus. Moucure, Stcaly, Quarles and Avlor. Saturday, Dec. 2StU: 10;30 a. m — Devo t’oual. 11 a. m.—Our Old People’s Move ite iiT. W D M'XI ure, K M Nesbitt, H L. Quarles. George Wiltshire and N. Laws 7 p. ni. Song Service. 7:30 p. in —Some tilings that Hinder the t'ause of Christ, T. D I). Clark. Judge E. T. Bootou, Geo. W. Clark and Eugene Jackson. Sunday, Dee 2fth: 11 a. m.—Church Pros perity —1st, Sunday School—Cbnrcb members relation, C. P. Sieatey. 2nd. Financially— Systematic giving. Julian Broadus and Editor Berry. 8*d. Spiritually—The Curse of Uu spiritual Element in Leadership of a Baptist Church, R E. L Avlor and Eugene Jackson. 7 p. tn —Devotional. 7:3,0 p. m —“Our De nomination”—1st, Its Foundation, fl L. Quarle* 2nd, Its Trials, Julian Broadus. 8rd. Ii ’jogross, (ieorge W. Clark and Hilton Ju • i •• tjjcct opgn to^cl^ra! dton'slon Holiday Excursion to Washington, D.C. The B. & 0, Railroad Company will in augurate a series of monthly excursions to the National Capital, from Pittsburg, Wheeling, Parkersburg, Lexington, Hagers town and intermediate points along its Hues as far east as Washington Junction, afford ing an excellent opportunity for a mid-win ter jaunt to the National Capital. The first excursion of the series is announced for Thursday, December 26th. The rates are remarkably low and the time limit ample enough to allow visitors an opportunity to visit all the public buildings and institu tions in Washington and make side trips to points of interest in near vicinity. We give below a list of stations showing the time of trains and rates of fare : leave a. m. a tn. p. ni. bate Winchester .GOO 1150 7 02 2.70 Stephenson .6u9 11.00 7.12 2 55 Wadesville.CIO It.10 7.22 2.40 Summit Point.6 29 11 29 7.32 2 25 Charles Town. 6.46 11 47 4.51 200 Halltown.6 55 11 57 8.01 1.85 Millville.7 00 pm. 8 06 1.75 Harper’s Ferry.7 08 12.10 8.15 1.65 Sandy Hook.7 14 12.12 .... . 1.65 Washington.Ar.9.20 2.10 10 30 . Correspondingly low rates from other sta tions. Tickets will be good ten days. For guide to points of interest iu Wash ington, address nearest B. & O. agent. B., C. & A. Holiday Rates—During the holidays the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway Company will have on sale special excursion tickets between all stations or. its railway division. Excursion tickets will also be sold on the steamer lines. The tickets will be placed on sale on De cember 21st and will be good for return pas gage until January < in. .Yetr .lrtrertinements. ft] 00 $1-00 THE WHEELING REGISTER, in all its editions, is recognized as THE LEADING NEWSPAPER IN WEST VIRGINIA. A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES will be elected next year. i The Result of the Election will be announced in the Weekly Register. November 4th, ls9b. The interest in the coming campaign will be i more intense than any of its predecessors in the history of the country. The Wheeling 1 Weekly Register, as the leading Democratic paper, will keep you thoroughly posted. 'I he Wheeling Weekly Register will be sent to any address from now until November 10th, i 1890, for #100. , The Weekly Register is an ideal Family Journal, tilled with matter of special interest to the woman. Its many pages contain all the news of the world and of West Virginia, and and no man can afford to do without the s Weekly Register if he wants to keep posted on j the current events of the day. Send money by registered letter, express or 1 der or check Address REGIS I ER, ) Dec. 25, ls95. Wheeling, Va. BANK STATEMENT. Report of thecondition of the First National Bank of Jefferson at Charlestown, W. Va., at r the close of business Dec. 13,1895: RESOURCES. r Loans and Discounts,.•$ 82.788 98 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 12*3 91 1 U. S. Bonds to secure circulation. 12.500 00 Stocks, securities, etc. 29,200 00 Banking House. Furniture and Fix tures. 400 00 Due from National Banks (not Itc I serve Agents). 1,8“7 10 Due from State Banks and Bankers.. 3G5 01 Due from approved Reserve Agents 4,8t>4 86 Checks and other Cash Items,. 1.512 55 Notes of other National Banks. 3,031 U0 Fractional Paper Currency, Nickels and Cents. 89 79 Lawful Money Keseuve is Bank, viz: Specie,...11.36*4 30 Legal Tender Notes. 3.020 UO 14.386 30 Redemption Fund with U. S. Treas urer (5 per cent of circulation). 562 50 Total........$151,655 03 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in,. 50,000 00 Surplus Fund,. 20,000 00 Undivided Profits less Expenses and Taxes paid,. 8.821 63 National Bank Notes outstanding. 10 GoO 0»> Due to other National Bunks. 3.667 97 Due to State Banks and Bankers. 580 47 Individual deposits subject to check. 52.984 96 Bills payable. 6.000 00 TVUol *1X1 I5SX 03 State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, ss: I, Samuel Howell, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of mv knowledge and belief. SAM’L. HOWELL. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 20th day of December. 1895. .1X0. PORTERFIELD, Notary Public. Correct—-attest H. O. Talbott. } J.G.arl. Hurst, > Director. G. F. Mason. ) Dec. 25. lsho—It. hs9b. The Sun! is9i>. Baltimore, Mi* The Paper or the People, For liir People and with the People. Honest in Motive. Fearles' ix Expression. Sound in Principle. Unswerving in Its Allegiance to Rioit Theories and Right Practices. The Sun publishes all the news all the time, but it does not allow its co'umns to be degrade by unclean, immoral or purely sensational matter. Editorially. The Sun is the consistent and unchanging champion and defender of popu lar right* and interests against political ma cliinesand monnpoliesof ev-ry character. In dependent In all things, extreme in none. It is for good laws, good government and good order. By mail Fifty Cents a month. Six Dollars a | year. THE BALTIMORE WEEKLY SUN. The Weekly Sun pnbli'he-> all the news of each week giving complete accounts of all events of interest throughout the world. As an agricultural paper The Weekly Sun is un surpassed. It is edited by writers of practical ! experience, who know what farming means and what farmers want in an agricui ural journal It contains regular reports of the work of the Agricultural experiment stations throughout the country, of the proceedings of farmers' clubs and institutes, and discussion of new methods and idea* i.i agriculture. ^Its market reports, poultry department and Vet erinary columns are particularly valuable to country readers. Every issue contains Stories. I Poems! Household and Puzzle Columns a va riety of interesting and instructive selected matter and other features, which make it a welcome visitor in city and country homes alike. One dollar a year. Inducements to getters up of elute for The Weekly Sun. Both The Daily and Weekly Sun mailed free of [postage in the United Stat-s, Canada and Mexico.— Payments invariably in advance Address . , A S ABCLZ. I'OMKAlV, publishers and Proprietors. . Baltimore. Mu. .... . •" . f • *■* 1 1 Commissioner’s Notice. In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia, November Terra. 1®95. W. C. CARKELI , suing for himself and all other lien creditors ot Annie A. Beckham, Plaintiffs. ANNIE A. BECKHAM, H. C. Beckham. 3. S. Dalgarn. L L Sadler. survivor of J. >• bad lea and L. L. Sadler, partners trading under the name and firm of Sadler & Bro ; Mrs. Berthauer Gutman, Lewis K. Gutman and Frederick Nassuer. trading under the lirm and name of Joel Gutman & Co; S. W. »y* song. Joseph Trapnell. Adrar. c t. a.of N. b White, and Joseph Trapnell,Trustee; Bank of Charles Town, a corporation : J W.Co'eman. E. Lee Wager, Frank Ronemus, and-■ Ronemus. partners trading as^ Ronemus Bros.; W. H. Brown and James Nelson,DIts. IN CHANCERY. Extract from decree of November 22, 1895. It is adjudged, ordered and decreed that this cause be referred to Cleon Moore, a Commis sioner of this Court, with instructions to as certain the liens, their amounts and priorities on the real estate of the said Annie A. Beck ham. to ascertain the real estate of which she is seized: its value and annual rental value, to convene the lien creditors and report upon any other matters deemed ptrtinent by the parties. A Copy—Teste: JN’O. M. DANIEL, Clerk. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that I will execute the foregoine decree at my office in Charles Town, West Virginia, on the 23rd day ot Jan uary, 1896. , . . Given under my hand this 2ord day ol December, 1895. ____ CLEON MOORE, Com r. NOTICE TO LIEN-HOLDERS. To all persons holding liens by judgment or otherwise on the real estate, or any part thereof, of Annie A. Beckham : In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, made in a cause therein pending, to subject the real estate of the said Annie A. Beckham to the satisfaction of the liens thereon, you are hereby required to present all claims held by you and each of you against the said Annie A. Beckham, which are liens on her real estate, or any part of it. for adjudication to me, at my office in Charles Town, West Virginia, on or before the 23rd dav of January. 1*96. CLEON MOORE, Commissioner. Dec. 25, 1895—4t. C H R 1 S T M A 8 13 COMING, ANI) GUSTAV BROWN is prepared to supply young and old with an assortment of FRESH AND FINE CONFECTIONS, Candies of all kinds, and prices to suit present times. Have on hand, direct from manufac turer. Whitman’s Superior Candies, and from Rochester Candv Works “The Delicious' as sortment of Chocolate. Bon Bons, and Fine Mixture. A great supply of Fresh Nuts. SOFT SHELL ALMONDS. WALNUTS, FIL BERTS, BUTTERNUTS AND PECAN NUTS. 1895 CROP FRUITS, LVYKR RAISINS, SULTANA SEEDLESS CURRANTS. CITRON, DATES, AND FIGS. Cakes of every description always fresh on hand. Also a great supply of FRUIT CAKES. TOYS in eudless variety ojien for inspection. CANDIES for Sunday-schools sold at reduced prices. SALT WATER OYSTERS received daily fresh and fine. Thankful for past patronage and hoping tc merit a continuance, I am respectfully. Dec. 11, '95. GUSTAV BROWN. PUBLIC SALE OF A VALUABLE FARM IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. The undersigned will ofler at public sale on Friday, January 17, 1896, a valuable farm in Jefferson County. W. Va. 3 miles southeast of Charles Town, adjoining the land of F. J Manning. S. L. Itissler, W F. Weirick and others, containing 216 ACRES OF LAND. 27 acres of which is well set in heavy oak ami hickory timber, and about fifteeu in Choice Apples. the balance arable land in a good state of oul tivation. The improvements consist of a large and commodious dwelling, containing K rooms, wash house, brick meat hou«e, a largt wagon shed with com cribs, a small barn with granary, and stabling for 8 horses and 8 head of cattle, and all other necessary outbuildings There is a strong never-failing spring of excel lent limestone water and stone spring house near the dwelling, a stream of running watei through almost the entire farm and a cistern at the door. TERMS OF 8 \LK.—One-third ea**h and res idue in three equal annual payments with in r.n (ti-f.-rrA.i iiavinciits from ilnv of sale Same secured by lieu on premises. Possession given April 1. 1896. The landlord's share of the growing wheal will be reserved. CLEON MOORE, Att’y for the heirs of 8. D. Middlekautl. Dec. 18, 1*95. Learn Shorthand. Do not put otf. but embrace this opportunity of learning stenography and typewriting — Stenography is the art of the age. and brings quicker und better returns than any thing a young man or woman can invest their money in. Ea?y monthly payments and low tuition brings it within the reach of any one. All those who have finished the course now occu py excellent paying positions, some, the best in the 8tute. I'erfert satisfaction guaranteed Call on or address K. M. STUCKEY, Dec. 18,1895—lm. Martinsburg, W. Va Bank Notice. The regular annual meeting of the stock holders of Mie First National Bank of JetTerson at Charles Town for the election of directors to serve for the ensuing year will he held al the banking house of said bank on the second Tuesday in January, 1886, between the hour* of ten a m. and one p. m, SAMUEL HOWELL. Dec, 18, 1895—td. Cashier. Notice. 1 will make weekly shipments of Poultry, Calves. &c . until Christmas. I will want Tur keys, Chickens, Ducks, Geese and Calves, fot wtiich I will pay the highest market price in cash or in trade. Respectfully, Dec. 4. 1895. W. 9. MERCHANT. Bank Notice. The Bank of Charles Towu will be closed on Christmas and New Ye*r's Days GEORGE A. PORTERFIELD. Dec. 11, 1895. Cashier Bank Notice The First National Bank of Jefferson al Charles Town will be closed Christmas and : New Year's Davs. SAMUEL HOWELL, Dec. 11, 1895. Cashier. Overcoats for men, boys and children at Hirecbman’s. For the next ten days you can save money on ladies' coats. We have a good many that must be sold before the season is over. Come onfle lo Hfrskkman's. actual count, AT HAfllEY'S. Buy your Christmas Goods 25 to 50 percent, off regular prict. 31 child’s overcoats worth £3.50 tor £2.00 29 boys’ ” “ ^.00 " ^.00 79 men’s « “ 12.00 « 6.00 163 men’s suits worth $12.00 to $15.00 now £6.00 to $8 00. 19 men’s very tine black vests worth £2.00 now $1.10. 377 men’s trousers from $1.00 to $6.00 now 6oc. to $3.00. 59 pair boys’ long trousers. 60c. to $2.50 133 pair boys’ knee pants 15c. to 85c. 93 pair men’s boots from 75c. up. 48 pair boys boots 50c. up 21 trunks from 1 00 to 6 00. 14 satchels from 10c up 49 umbrellas 35c up Mens gloves by the 100 at half price 61 pair men’s calf boots at a wonderful bargain Home made do. $4.00. HAGLEY, THE OUTFITTER. I | ROSELLE MILL, 2 TP. LIPPITT. Proprietor, g « : ; :. — l it - o g p ! 0 ? 3 ! pH ^ ^ Have you cob corn and feed to crush and grind ; j 1 or logs to saw ? You can get all done prompt* « § lv bv steam power while you wait. # __! AMERICAN I SILVER I L TRUSS. 1 LICHT, COOL, Y, Easy to Wear. Nopraaaercoo Hip* or Back. No onderatrapa. Never mover. MAML'raCTb'UO at 200 riala St., BUFFALO, N. Y. FOR SALE BY BROWN & HOOFF, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. We have exclusive control for Jefferson County, West Va. Nov. 6, 1805. Notice. i To the Creditors ol James A. Hurst 'le having before me for settlement the a of A. Byrne Hurst, Eiecutor of JS»« Hurst: Notice is hereby given to the Credj^ James A. Hurst, decVJ. to present their e!» against the estate of the said Jsnies a. for proof to the undersigned, at hii °, . ‘ Charles Town. West Virginia, on or lev'. 12th day of December, 1896. . . s Given under my hand tbui •;* «>_. vember. 1895. (LE0\M^' 6. 1895—♦ Cmu Notice. I have in my possession *dadJJ5 ,****■ found in the old McCurdy Mill sr h» I do not know to whom it belongs, or *7 got into the mill property, of whic ^ control. The owner «-an have the ■ •• ^ Atnreny IMS ■ Agents Wanted In every town in West Virginia. 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