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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON.
Csuin Towy. Jurntoi Coo*tt. W. Va. TIIBSDAT MORNING, APRIL 11, 1SQ9. ?ro. W. liAlKEg. - Editor and Proprietor. *1.50 in Advance ; ?3 If not Paid in Advance. Parkersburg, now under Republican government, was on Tuesday carried by the Democrats, by 250 majority. The West Virginia Herald, at Charles ton has sued Attorney-General Rucker for fifty cents, newspaper subscription. Of the twelve war ships authorized at the last session of Congress, the Presi dent has named one armored cruiser the West Virginia. Mr.Frank Jones was presented with the old Confederate hat of the late Col. Wm. A. Morgan. No one will cherish it more highly than Frank.?Shep. Ind. Mr. Charles Huyett Billmyer and Miss Katberine A very Sowers were married in the Presbyterian church in Shepncrdstown Wed nesday evening at 7 o'clock in the presence of a large assemblage of their relatives and iriends. The Baltimore Conference, M. E. Church South, in session in Washington City, will probably adjourn to-night or to-morrow. Conference will meet next year in Washington, on the first Wednes day in April. A ?5 bill was received at the Shenan doah Valley National Bank in Winches ter last week which was on the body of Rev. C. M. Brown when he was drowned in the Shenandoah river, near Watson's Factory in this county, on June 7th, 1893. The bill still bears the imprint of the pocket book in whic* it was found, and has the stains upon it. Acting upon instructions from the State Auditor, County Surveyor Jas. K. Hendricks is making an accurate meas urement of all the railroads in Jefferson county, including side-tracks, switches, etc., keeping separate the mileage of each district. The purpose of the measurement is to enable the Board of Public Works to make the proper assessment.?Shep. Reg. T. J. Fitzgerald, superintendent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and Yard master John T. Martin have made an inspection of the company's yard at Brunswick, Md., where it is contemplated to enlarge the repair shops in the near future. The present shops employ about fifty hands, but accomodations will be made for 300 more hands by the enlarge ment. A private letter from the nephew of the wife of the editor of the Spirit, Mr. Har ry 15. Swan, who is private secretary to Gen. Ludlow. American Governor of Havana, informs us tnat he has with him now in the palace building his younger brother Hampden Hoge, who is private stenographer to the Provost Marshal, at a salary of ?1,400 and room. Both these young men were a few years ago resi dents of Charles Town, and have by in domitable pluck gained rapid and meri torious advancement. G. M. Beltzhoover, trustee, sold at pub lic sale last Saturday the real estate of J. N. Trussell in Shepherdstown. The brick dwelling and store-room on Main street, occupied by E. T. Line, and the large stable in the rear, the first lot being 44', by 206 feet, were sold to E. II. Rein hart for ?2, 860. Sixteen vacant lots in Trussell's Addition, just south of town, were also sold. Benjamin Hartzell bought seven at ?35 each: George Van meter four at ?25.50 each: F. L. Weltz heimer two at ?25,50 each; D. M. Shop pert three for a hundred dollars. [Shepherdstown Register. Notwithstanding the inclement weather last Friday night, Washington Hall was crowded with patrons and friends of the Charles Town Graded School, to witness the entertainment given by the pupils of that institution. The program as ren (lcrctl was the most delightful and pleas ing of all the entertainments given by this school, and too much credit cannot lie given to the principal and teachers for their efforts in presenting to an apprecia tive audience such a well-choscn program. Had we space we would be glad to speak of each member in such fitting terms as all deserve. Suffice it to say that the various drills, recitations, dia logues, &c., were all up to the highest standard and rendered in a manner which we doubt could be excelled. The scene from the Abbot (Walter Scott) was espe cially fine, and those who took part in it were well up in the verse and displayed great skiil in the art of acting. The Charles Town Band, under the leadership of Prof. T. M. Baker, furnished the music for the occasion, and discoursed several very fine pieces between the numbers 011 the program. That the performance passed off smoothly and without a break.it. is only neccssarv to say that Mr. A. D. Barr was stage manager. [From Friday's Washington Star.J 1 "People out in my state are taking a great deal of interest in the protest that is being made by John T. McGraw against the seating of Nathan B. Scott in the Senate of the United States," said Wm. B. Cornwcll of West Virginia at the Na tional. " We Democrats are of the opin ion that the cafe against Scott is a very strong one, especially in view of the tact that a majority of the members of the state legislature have petitioned theU. S. Senate requesfing that Scott be not seat ed. There are no bribery charges in the case and personal bitterness is entirely lacking. Moreover there are a num ber of extremely interesting questions which have come up tor the first time in the history of the nation for settlement. These are of a constitutional nature, and one of them will prove of especial inter est to the people of the District of Colum bia, as it involves the right of an office holder to be elected to Congress while he is residing in the District. 1 believe that in the only two contests that have been made on this question it has been decided against the officeholder. ?? McGraw lias strengthened himself wonderfully by the strong aggressive manner in which he has conducted his fights, both for the House of Representa tives last fall, when lie cut down the Re publican majority in Wilson's old district j to 500, and when he made the hard fight for the senatorship against Scott in the legislature this past winter." E. K. Legg, President of Union Sav ings Bank. Since his resignation some weeks ago, as General Manager and Director of the. Baltimore BuildingandLoanAssociation, Mr. E. K. Legg has been tendered and accepted the presidency of the Union' Savings Bank, with offices comer Fayette and Liberty Streets, this city. Mr. Legg hardly needs an introduction through our columns, asheisoneof the best known building and loan men in the country.? Being thoroughly versed in every detail I of the business, he organized the " Balti more " about eight years ago, and from its inception devoted his entire time and energy to i?s interests in a most credita ble manner, building the association up to one of the largest in the South. He has for several years been a member of the Interstate League, and in addition to his ability as a manager is also recognized as one of the best organizers in the country, being entirely capable of building up a company and placing it on a solid foun dation. He possesses a large number of friends who wish him unbounded success in connection with his new undertaking. [National Underwriter. [Mr. Legg is a brother of Mrs. Geo W. Taylor of this place, and is well and fav orably known here. He has by indomi table energy and shrewd business talent gone Tapidly to the front, and his many friends here and elsewhere in the Valley will be pleased to learn of his latest ad vancement.?En. Spirit.] Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show will ex hibit in Washington City April 19 and 20. Hon. William II. Travers had a policy of insurance in the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association of New York at the time of his death. A friend notified the company of his death a few days after it occurred. Without waiting for formal proof of death, Geo. W. Harper, vice-chairman of the Mutual He serve Fund Life Association forwarded his check to the widow for $500 as an advance upon bis policy. Such liberality deserves to be recognized and acknowledged Adv, Do Not Be Pooled With the idea that any preparation your druggist may put up and try to sell you will purify your blood like Hood.s Sarsa parilla. This medicine has a reputation? it has earned its record. It is prepared under the personal supervision of educa ted pharmacists who know the nature, quality and medicinal/effect of all the ingredients used. Hood's Sarsaparilla absolutely cures all forms of blood disease when other medicines fail to do any good. It is the World's great Spring Medicine and the One True Blood Purifier. The Aetna Insurance Company. In commenting upon the annual state ment of the Aetna Life Insurance Com pany.of Hartford,Conn..which appearsin another column, it is worthy of note that while there were such marked gains in all essential particulars, the total business was conducted at a percentage of cost no greater than in previous years. There must be a cause, a good and sufficient rea son, for the remarkable fact that the stormy and warlike year of 1898 was the most prosperous and successful one in the history of the Aetna Life. There must be some logical explanation of the fact that last year the Aetna compasscd results ex ceeding those of any year through which it has come: Increasing its assets over $2,642,000, its surplus over ?357,000. and its total insurance in force over $15,408, 984. The total income, of .$8,863,895,09, thelargest in its hiscory, andover$366,343 larger than it was in 1S97, makes this great life and accident insurance company the largest and strongest corporation of its kind in the world. We think it must be apparent to the sincere inquirer that these sarprising results are due to the strong, steady, conservative policy of the com pany's management, to the entire absence of "boom " or " racing " tactics, and the substitution therefor of steady, progres sive systematic effort, to wise campaign ing and cautious financiering. To every gain that this great company has made it is justly entitled, and truly may it be re corded that its position has been honora bly and faithfully won. This Company is carrying the bulk of the life insurance in this section. The Aetna has been paving steadily increas ing dividends for twenty-six years,which is a record unequalled, and many pa trons 111 this locality have received much larger dividends each year than was promised. AN EXCELLENT COHBINATION. Successful Enterprise Based on Merit. The Importance, of Informing the Public of the Value of an Article Through the Leading Newspapers. The few remedies which have attained to world-wide fame, as truly beneficial in effect and giving satisfaction to millions of people everywhere, are the products of the knowledge of the most eminent phy sicians, and presented in the form most acceptable to the human system by the skill of the world's great chemists; and one of the most successful examples is the Syrup of Figs manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig Syrup Co. Unlike a host of imitations and cheap substitutes. Syrup of F igs is permanently benefical in its effects, and therefore gives and promotes good health, while inferior preparatons are be ing cast aside and forgotten. In olden times if a remedy gave temporary relief to individuals here and there, it was thought good; but now-a-days a laxative remedy must give satisfaction to all. If you have never-used Syrup of Figs, give it a trial, and you will be pleased with it, and will recommend it to your friends or to any who suffer from constipation, or from over-feeding, or from colds, headaches, biliousness, or other ills resulting from in inactive condition of the kidneys, liver md bowels. In the process of manufacturing the pleasant family laxative made by the Cali :ornia Fig Syrup Co., and named Syrup of Pigs, figs are used, as they are pleasant to he taste ; but the medicinal properties of he remedy are obtained from an excellent :ombination of plants known to be medic inally laxative and to act most beneficial ly. As the true and original remedy, named Syrup of Figs, is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, a knowledge of that fact will assist in avoid ing the worthless imitations manufac tured by other parties. The Company has selected for years past the leading publications of the United States through which to inform the public of the merits ofj.ls remedy, and among them the Spirit of Jefferson is included, as will be seen by reference to its advertising columns. Why Are We Not In It? Sunday week was a day of moods. It rained and blowed and snowed, lightning flashed and thunder rolled, the day wind ing up with a squali, at which the sun got red in the face as it closed the scene. The morning opened at 5^ degrees of temperature, falling to 32 at eveningand 30 at night. It was a day of changes, but these changes were from above, where all things work for good. Now we will come below,and we read the papers from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago, We find great changes are existing at the present time, a great de gree of prosperity, as compared with last year and the phenomenal business year of 1892. The Weekly Review of Trade, New York, says that payments through the principle clearing houses for the past week have been 57 per cent, greater than in 1892, and 45 per cent greater than in 1898. The February exports of manu factured products have about doubled since 1892, the merchandise exports ex ceed imports for the month $33,624,117, and all realize that the volume of busi-' ness in all branches is the greatest ever known. The national prosperity rests on solid foundations, the gold supply is increasing, and there appears no occa sion for monetary disturbances. Now if such a rosy statement in respect to the state of trade and the national prosperity be true?and figures, it is said, won't lie, unless wrongly put down?it would certainly be a good time to push up the prices of farm products a notch or two, so that the greatest, most extensive and most important industry of our coun try might feel a little, at least, of the pructifying and regenerating spirit of the fusiness situation as it flows along the speculative channels of stock and a few choice lines of trade. Our farmers want this to the end that the uplift may en courage them to more cheerfulness as they plod along the furrows on the hilltops and bottom lands ot their humiliation?as many look at it; our merchants need it, and the small manufacturers, tradesmen, professional people and workers all along the line of the varied industries are wait ing and wondering why they too are not in this new vortex of prosperity. What is the matter with this wonderful anomaly of business influx that it don't benefit one tenth of the people? Is it caused by the monied people who are speculating in stocks, by the mania for trusts which has broken out with violent effort to pile immense volumes of capital in narrow lines by the speculators, who never want a settling day to come; or the war and acquisitions, or politics, or what is it? Let it be what it may, there certainly will be a day of judgmentsome time and somewhere that will even things up, if one or two lines of business get so strangely out of proportion to the general welfare of the whole. Let us take a hopeful view, however, and condescend ingly wait and pray that these flashes of business electricity may by some new ways of legerdemain ultimately?and quickly, before they dissipate?bnrst their narrow bounds and encircle and illumine the whole business realm. In the mean time it may possibly be better to bask in the effnlgent sunlight of hope than cower in the darkness of despair. S. J. B. No-To-Hrc for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 50c, 51. All druggists. West Virginia Iihh been paid her claim of $3,583 for money expended in equip ping ita troop* for the war. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications ns they cannot rcacli lb< diseased portion of the ear." There is onl>' out way to Cure deufccse, aud that is by const tu tional remedies. Deafness is caused l?y ztn in flamed condition of thcmucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamet you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear ing, and when it. iseutircly closed, Deafness it the result, and unless the inflammation can b< taken out and this tube restored to its norma condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarr I which is uothing bur an inflamed condition o! the unicornis surfaces We will give One Hundred Dollars for ail) case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) tlia cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Sent for circulars; free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's "Family Pills are the best. From the Harper's Ferry Sentinel: Mrs. Charles Trail has been quite sicli for several days. Mr. Lyle Ranson, son of Dr. B. B, Ranson, has enlisted in the U. S. Navy. Mr. James Propps, of Hall town, has received a position as laborer at Fort Washington. Col. Black, we learn,' se cured the position for Mr. Propps. Mr. F. A. Wentzell, who has been in the U. S. Volunteer service, stationed at Fortress Monroe, Va., has received his honorable discharge and returned home. Frank has about recovered from the in juries received by being run over by a car in January last. Mrs. Anne M. Coyle wife of Mr. Jerome B. Coyle and daughter of the late Henry Swimley, died at the residence of her bus band in vicinity of Leetown on Thursday, April 6th, 1893, aged 54 years and six months, leaving a devoted husband and three loving children?Wilson, Dudley and Hattie?to mourn her loss. As wife and mother she was faithful and devoted, and as neighbor and friend she filled the sphere with the grace which continually flows from a kind, generous heart. Filling well the duties of life while here on earth and clinging closely and lovingly to her Master's feet, death lost its sting and the grave its horrors as she obeyed the call, "come up higher." "Pre cious in the sight of the Lord is the deatn of one of one of Ilis saints." The funeral oc cured irom her late residence at ten o'clock this morning Rev. Mr. Ilubbard, of Middle way, officiating. Interment in"Middleway. [Advocate Oakland Mineral Water. S. H. Landis. Sadler block, this city, has received the agency for this cele brated water, and is now offering it to the public at the low price of 25 cents per gallon. The water comes from a place owned by Mrs. J. Crane, and was first discovered four years ago, in digging a well, and the stream is 92 feet from the top of the ground. Its medicinal proper ties were at once made manifest, and when an analysis was made each gallon was found to contain 22 grains of medi cinal properties. It is extensively used now, and has made many cures in all stomach troubles. Oakland farm, where the well is situated, is near Hollins In stitute in Roanoke county, Va. Mr. Landis has a number of certificates from people who have been cured by its use. [t is also an excellent tonic, and is en lorsed by some of the leading physicians >f Roanoke, VERY LOW RATES National Peaca Jubilee, Washington, D. O., Baltimore and Ohio K. R. For the (Treat National Peace Jubilee, to be held at Washington, D.C., May 33, 24, 25. the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. will sell excursion ticket* at Ohb Fins for the Round Tbip from points on Its line within a radius of 250 miles, except from the following points, from which ronnd trip tickets will be sold as fol lows: New York, t8; Philadelphia, $5; Ches ter, $4.50; Wilmington. *4; Baltimore, ?3. Tickets will be sold May 22 and CS, and will be good returning until May 26, inclusive. The programme Is as follows: May 23?Parade of Military and Naval organ izations. Salutes from gunboats. Ringing of chimes and band coucerts. Muy 24?Parade of school children. Parade of civic organizations. All vehicles In the ptreeta to be decorated with flowers. May 25?Historical Pageant, illustrating U.S. Soldiers and Sailors of each of the Ameri can conflicts, Grand Illuminations and fire works at night. Public Sales. Thursday, April 27.?Lumber and Wood, by H. P. Thorn. Leesburg district, in Loudoun county, Va? voted "dry" by 16 majority at the recent election. A small house on the Glenn farm, near Shenandoah Junction, was destroyed by fire a few days ago. 1 ho West Virginia University expects an enrollment of eight hundred student* for the spring term. The Dunkards are having a church erected on a lot purchased ot Mr. Jas. W. Strider, at Leetown. Corn crushing and grinding, sawing, planing, and wire and picket fence man ufactured by John A. Blake, at Roselle Mill. - Go to Cooke & Phillips for your garden plows. The Queen of the Garden is the most durable and easiest running plow on earth. Go to S. S. Dalgarn's for the finest raisins, currants, citron, prunes, evapo rated apples, dried peaches, lemons, ex tracts, and a large assortment of nuts. OA8TORIA. Bsars th? Ttie Kind Yen Have Always Bought Some ten or twelve acres of the land of Dr. A. P. Thomson, adjacent to Summit Point, has been plowed up, in which Messrs. Fry & Chenowith, the enterprising nusery men of this county, will plant nursery stock. The location is admirable, and the gentle men in charge are full of vim and experi ence and will make a success of it. Advocate. Shake Into Your Shoes. Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for tlic feet. It cures painful, swollen, smarting, nervous et, and Instantly takes the stTiig out of corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort dscoveryof the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes ti?,lit or new shoos feel easy. It Is a certain fo,r 8weuling, callous aud hot. tired, ach ' K fLet- 1T >t to-day. Sold 1 v all druggists and shoe stores. Hy mail for 25c. in stamps, l.iul package FREB. Address, Allen S. Olm sted, Le Boy. N. Y. Mur.2S-4t. Attorney J. M. Woods has entered ta a partner the law firm of Faulkner & Walker. The sty le of the new firm will be Faulkner, Walker & Woods. Though young, Mr. Woods is a man of mature judgment and n thorough knowledge of the law and the Gnu will bo a strong one. They have opened an office in Washing ton and Messrs. Faulkner & Walker will spend considerable of their time nt that place but will alivay* he here when court is in session and much of the time during recess ? Marlinsburg Statesman. Wg hav? ju?t Aiiif^br-d op^Dingonf im i neb so f-tock o' spring and Hunnner goods suui we are now ready for busi ness. Our st/ ok tiiiH spring is the largest we have f-ver c.-?rr?'"d, evo-y department heiog crowded to its fullest capacity ? We are prepared to oil jr you the bi? gefct bargains in nil kinds of goods this spring 1 hat wo have ever rftVred. We have paid special attention to our shoe depait'isent and i.ave the largest and best selected stock of shoes iu <*harles i'own, and we gu&rAtuee to save you 10 to 40 per cent on all foot wear. We buy all our shoes direct from the factory for cash and in large quantities, and we are closing out some of our other stock which we have on hand at 60c on the dollar. We do not have a cull lino of sizes and will get no m^re like them.? Shoes that cost $1 00 to 1 23 are going at 65u; shoes that cost * 1.25 to I ?0 arc going at 80c; shoos that we sold at $2 50 ore go ing at $1 75 Our millinery goods arc all in and our milliners will all be Hero on April iOlh. Our stock of millinery oc copies the entire second iloor this spring, and is larger than all the others combined. Our stock ol ribbons, flow ers, <fcc., is immense. Our new carp6t room is completed and our stock of car pols and mattings tho largest in this state; the best cotton warp mattings 23C . J ACOB W. C'OFFMAN, Prop. Racket Store. A Strong Fortification. Fortify the body against disease by Tutt's Liver Pills, an abso lute cure for sick headache, dys pepsia, sour stomach, malaria, constipation, jaundice, bilious ness and all kindred troubles. "The Fly=Wheel of Life" Dr.Tutt; Your Liver Pills are the fly-wheel of life. I shall ever be grateful for the accident that broughtthem to my notice. I feel as if I had a new lease of life. J. Fairleigh, Platte Cannon, Col. Tutt's Liver Pills $200.00 Given Away. Separate B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-1 F-l-o-w-e-r-s and use the letters to form as many words as you can, using the letters backwards, or forwards, but don't use any letter iu the same word more times than it appears in "BeautifulFlow ers." It is f-aid forty small English words can be spelled corrcetly from these sixteen letters. For example?tea. feet, at, etc. The Hamii Seed Company will pay Two Hundred Dollars hi cash to the persons sending them forty words formed as above. If yon are ?ood at word making and can form forty words write jour name and address plainly on your li^t and enclose the same with fifteen two cent stamps for teu packets of beautiful Flower 8ceds of teu popular and differeut varieties. Our object in giving this Two Hundred Dol lars is tt? attract attention to an J introduce our seeds iu the U. S. This oiler will bevcare fully and conscientiontlj* carried out and it should not be classed with catch-penny af fairs. Wc will spend a large amount of money to start our trade and want your trial arder; you will receive the greatest value in >eeds ever offered. If two or more persons ?ucceed in forming forty words the $=200 will :>e divided pro-rata. Many extra speeiai prizes of value will be awarded to persons ?ending twenty-five words or more who will issift in iutroduciug our seeds and specialties. Satisfaelion is absolutelv guarautced or pour mouey promptly refunded for the ask ng. Send your list as early aa possible. \ddresa Hamil Seed Co., 965 Warren Ave., Jhicago, 111. Ml4-6t. The Dog: Law. Mr. C. F. Wall requests us to publish the following dog law of this State: I. THE REMEDY AGAINST THE dOG. Any person may kill any dog that he may see chasing, worrying, wounding or killing any sheep or lambs, outside of thS inclosure of the owner of such dog, un less the same be done by directions of the owner of such sheep or lambs. 2. THE LIABILITY OF THE OWNER OR KEEPER OF SUCH DOG. (a)LI ABILITY TO FINE. The owner or keeper of a dog that has been worrying, wounding, chasing or killing any sheep or lambs, not his own, and outside of his inclosure, shall within forty-eight hours after served with notice thereof, in writing, from reliable and trusty source, cause such dog to be killed. For every neglect so to do, he shall for feit the sum of $3 and the further sum of $1.50 for every twenty-four hours there after, until such dog is killed, unless it shall satisfactorily appear to the court of justice before which proceedings shall be brought for the recovery of said penal ty, that it was not within the power of such owner or keeper to kill such dog. Nor shall any recovery be had unless it shall satisfactorily appear that such dog has done the mischief, and that such owner or keeper has notice as aforesaid, j The fine goes not to the owner of the sheep but into the hands of the sheriff to sweell the fnnd out of which the county court pays for the loss of sheep. (d) LIABILITY TO DAMAGES. The owner or keeper is liable for the damage done to sheep by his dog, whether he previously knew his dog would kill sheep or not. But if the owner of the sheep sues the owner or keeper of the dog, he is barred from compensation from the county court. The owner or keeper of the dog is also liable to be sued by the county, when the county court has compensated the owner of the sheep out of the dog tax as men tioned below. 3. RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE SHEEP TO COMPENSATION FROM THE COUNTY COURT. The owner of the damaged or killed sheep may upon losing sheep apply to a justice and have three free-holders of the county appointed and sworn to appraise his loss. The appraisers shall forthwith proceed, upon actual view and such in formation as may be accessible, to ascer tain the character and amount of dam ages to the sheep, if any, and report to the county court in county. The appraisers have the right to administer oaths. The county court examines all such claims as shall be so presented by the appraisers, and allows so much of the claim as said court deems just and right. The court then audits all such claims, and after ascertaining the amount of money in the sheriff's hands arising from the tax on dogs and the fines imposed in relation to dogs ascertains what portion of the sheep loss for the year the court can pay, and gives to each loser an order on the sheriff for the amount of his claims or such pro rata of his claim as the said fund may pay. Preserves ? t?fruits, Jellies, pickles or catsup are M more easily, more quickly, more healthfully sealed with Refined Paraffine Wax than by any other method. Dozens of other uses will be 'ounafo,Refined ? Paraffine Wax 1n every household. It Is clean, tasteless and odorless?air, water and acid proof. Get a pound cake of - ? It with a list of Its many uses [AA from your druggist or grocer. |5r I Sold everywhere. Made by STAN DABD OIL CO. In order to get you acquainted with oui show window and at same time repay 3*011 for time spent; each day we will place there in an article Jrom our stock, mark it much less than cost, this we do to attract your at tention to constantly added new goods/ re warding you with bargains each day We do this for a limited time, therefore do not lose an opportunity but see our window each dav C \V Brown, Jeweler For Rent, A desirable unci commodious Storc-ltooin centrally located, on M ashinutoD (or Malnl street, Charles Town. Terms reasonable. Apply at BROWN A HOOFF'8 DRUG STORE. April 11. public" sale ?OF? Lumber and Wood. On Thursday, April 27th, 1899, I will Bell at Kablctown, W. Va., 50,000 FEET OF LUMBER, consisting of FI5AMING FOR BUILDINGS. FENCING. LATI1S, PICKETS, ETC. 1000 CORDS OF WOOD, In lots to suit purchasers. 300 CORDS OF SLABS; Also SHANTIES, STABLES, SHEDS, and oilier articles not mentioned. This is my last sale in this section,so attend and prepare for next, winter's blizzard. TERMS.?Three Months Credit, with Ne gotiable Note, on all sums oxer $10. April 11. H. P. THORN. No Infringement. THE VULCAN PLOW COMPANY" 1 , , ,Sv.?*av.lL,c- ,xn-' Af,ril 8- I J. Frank Welle.r, diaries Town, W. Va.: Usah Sik.?Onr attention has been called to au advertisement in the Farmer'sAdvocate of Mareli25 warning the public that the Vul can Plow Co is telling plows that are an in fringement of your patent. We find that the pateutyon obtained in IS38 claimed the invention >,l a ribbed mnidboard. As the Vulcan plow was placed npou the market with a rililcd tnoldboard ten veurs (10) before you received your patent it" is clear that we are not the infringers. You may not be aware that the I'atcu'.. oinmissiouer Is not expected to know all the different devices in existence, liis investigations a.*e contined to what is on file in Hie patent office,and the ap plicant for a pa-cnt takes the risk of discover ing,after he has his patent; that the invention is not uew. Any responsible patent lawver will inform you that your patent is invalid if the inven tion has been in public Use for two rears or more before your patent was issued. As more than 100,000 of the Vnlcau Plows, all with ribbed moldboards. have been sold sincc they were introduced in lHSS.tbe proof of our claim :o precedence is conclusive, and we trust you *ill at once satisfy >ourself of this fact and f found correct withdraw your unjust :harges of infringement. Respect fully, THE VULCAN PLOW CO., All-It. By A. C. Roscncranz. Pres't. COWS on the Instalment Plan. March 31. C. F. WALL. "Durability is Better Than Show." The 'wealth of the multi millionaires is not equal to good health? Riches without health are a curse, and yet the rich, the middle classes and the poor alike have, in Hood's Sarsaparilla, a valuable as sistant in getting and main taining perfect health. It never disappoints. 8crofliJa?" Three years ago our son, now eleven, had a serious case of scrotnla anderysipelas with dreadful sores, discharg ing and Itching constantly. He could not walk. Several physicians did not help for sixteen months. Three months' treatment with Hood's Sarsaparilla made him per fectly well. We are glad to tell others of it." Mas. David Laird, Ottawa, Kansas. Nausea ? " Vomiting spells, dizziness and prostration troubled me for years. Had neuralgia, grew weak and could not sleep. My age was against me, but Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me thoroughly. My weight increased from 125 to 143 pounds. I am the mother of nine children. Never felt so well and strong since I was married as I do now." Mrs. M. A. Waters, 1529 33d St., Washington, D. C. Eczema-" We had to tie the hands of our two year old son on account of eczema on face and limbs. No medicine even helped until we used Hood's Sarsaparilla, which soon cured." Mrs. A. Van Wyck, 123 Montgomery Street, Paterson, N. J. Hood's Pllli cure liver I1U; the nop-lrritat?ng and only cathartic to take wtth Hood's SHr?npari'Uu Certificate of Authority. STATE O? WEST VIRGINIA* AUDITOR'S OFFICE. WHEREAS, THE Mna Life Insurance Co. OF THIS CITY OF HARTFORD. IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Has filed In this office its Annual Statement, (hereby made a part of this Certificate,) and its appointment of an Attorney to accept service of process, and has furnished satisfac tory evidence thut said Company is possessed of the necessary amount of capitul. properly invested, to entitle it to transa ct the business of Insurance in the State of West Virginia. NOW, THEREFORE. I, L. M Li Follete, Auditor of the State of West Virginia, in pur suance of the authority vested 1st me, by the laws of this Slate, do hereby authorize the said Insurance Company to transact its ap propriate business of Insurance in the State, as provided by law. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have here -nto net my hand and seal of office at the City of Charleston, this Twentieth day of February, 1S99. ?*? L. M. La FOLLETTE, | SEAL. | Auditor STATEMENT for the Year Ending December 31st, 1898. Showing the condition of tlv -'K PNA LIFE INSURANCE CO "?'i I'AN . organized under iho laws of the STaTE OF CONNECTICUT, mudo to il.c Audi.or of West Virginia, pui su ant to the laws of suid Slate : First.? The name and locality of JETNA LIFE INSUR\N( E CuM PAN Y, of HART FORD, CONNECTiCLT. Second.? l he amount ?.f its Cap tal Stock U -il,750,000 CO Third.?Tho amount o( itsCap ital Stock paid-no is 1,7.10,000.00 ASSETS. Fourth.?The r.ssttsof iluCutn* pany are : First.?Tho auiocul of cas?h on hand and in tin; hands of Agents or?nln r ocrM?nsis $7,015,538.85 Second.?The ll?*al Estate, unin cumbered amounts to 471,031.00 Third.?The bonds owned by the Company. tiie. manner in which tliey are secured, and the rate ot intercut-per uiiuufu thereon, amount t?? 1C. 005,851,30 Fourth.?The duhts due the Company, secured by mort gaue or otherwise, amount to 22,338,492.31 Filth.?The debts duo the Com pany lor premiumsamount to 427,240.50 Sixth.?All other securities amount to 3.373,257.70 TOTAL ASSKTS *50.2*27,0 ?0.81 LIABILITIES. Fifth.?The amount, of liabili ties due or owing to banks or other creditors by the Com pany if5 55 Sixth.?The losses adjusted and due are & Seventh.?The looses adjusted and not due arc $ Eighth.?The losses and ma tured Endowments unadjust ed arc $ Ninth.?The losses and matured endowments in suspense, waiting for furthur proof, are .' 3 208.578.73 Tenth.?All other claims against the Company are 7CS.402.87 Legal reserve 41,914,002.19 TOTAL LIABILITIES $42,0551,908.79 Eleventh.-The greatest amount insured in any one risk is .. $35,000.00 STATE OF CONNECTICUT, County of Hartford, ss, M. G. Bulkeley. President, and J. L. Eng lish, Secretary, ot the ^ETNA LIFE INSUR ANCE COMPANY, being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself says, that they are the above described oflieerr* of the said Company; and that the foregoing statement of the assets aud liabiii -ies of tin; said Com pany. and the ilcclaratiou therein made, aud tlie schedules thereupon accompanyiug, on the said Thirty-first day of December last, and for the year ending on that day, is full, cor rect and true, according to the best of their information, knowledge and belief. respeet tively. M. G. BULKELEY, J. L. ENGLISH. Subscribed and sworn to before mc this 2Cth day of January. 1S99. ??? VVM. H. KELLOGG, |SEiL | Notary Public. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a cor rect cony of the statement of the yKTNA j LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Hartford, Connecticut, on tile in this office. L. M. La FOLLETTE, Auditor. WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER. Resident Agents. | C. H. SHIPMAN, Special Agent, Charles Town, W. Va. MEIGS A IIEIS3E, Managers, P. O. Baltimore, Md. March 28, 1SQ3?ftt. Go to Dr. Bishop's for cigars. You can get 3 good cigais 5c. Especially fine celluloid brush and comb sets at Dr. Bishop's. Leather traveling cases?something very nice?at Dr. Bishop's. Dr. Bishop's Comp. Cough Syrup cures coughs and colds. 25 cents. A full assortment of children's picture books at Dr. Bishop's drug store. Sterling silver novelties, in letter seals, glove and shoe buttoners, etc.,*at Dr. Bishop's. S uperfluous hair, moles, warts and other facial blemishfes removed by electricty by Dr. J. P. Bishop. For exquisitely handsome pictures? medalions, engravings, etchings, etc.? go to Dr. Bishop's. Beautiful Flowers. FOR LITTLE MONEY. Xr,/\T> "I A/^ an Everblooming X? wXr I U Rose and 3 packages Flower Seed; or 12 pkts. Flower Scfd; or ten Gladiolus Bulbs, with Catalogue uud Culture Directions. T71/^VT3 ?) "Snrprlse^CoI lection .JD v/Xt; oflO beautiful plants, all different, ?itbout labels. 13 aI1 offers named in JC Jl\ t/VV this advertisement. ORDER TODAY. WM. B. REED, Mh2l. Box 14, Chambersburg, Pa. For Rent, To a small family, (no ebildren preferred) several room* in a" large bouse pleasantly Jo-, cated on Main street. Euquire at the Jau. 24?tf. SPIRIT OFFICE. Pasture for Stock. The undersigned lias rented from Mrs. .T. F. C. Mitchell 75 acres of pasture land adjoining Charles Town, and will receive and Pasture Stock at reasonable prices. Pasture open from the 1st of Mav uex*. April 4?tf. " MARSHALL BURNS, Notice. All parties having policies of insnrauce in our ageucy please notify ns if making any change iu their residence, or if any of iheir Buildings become vacant, in order that ucees* 8dry notation can be made on the same. Ap4. Washington ?v alexander. Music Lessons. MISS BERTHA A. RUHL will continue to teach Vocal and Instrumental Music at her residence on the corner of Samuel aud Liberty streets. Any oue wishing Careful and Thorough Instruction at a very Moderate Price will do well by engaging her as their instructor. March 21. New Jewelry Repair Store The uudcrsi?*ned has moved into the room of Mr. D. S. Hughes, lutely occupied by Mr. L. A. Osbouru. two doors east of the post ufliee, where he will conduct the business of REPAIRING WATCHES. CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. An experience ot 85 years in the business enab es me to guarautee satisfaction to all who may favor me with their patronnge. Give me a call. FRANCIS BODNER. April 4, 181/.). Sing Kee Laundry. Browu Building, opposite National Bauk. CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Our Laundry turns out the very best of work. Work taken every day and turned out the second or third. Shirts. Collars and Cuffs iu glost) or domestic finish, just as you like it. Our work is all done by baud,and your clothes will last twice as long as wheu washed by ma chinery, Please give me a call. All work guaranteed. Yours respectfully. April 1?tfm. SING KEE. Notice to Tax-Payers! LAST CALL! Having a largn sum of money to raise at oucc for State and county purposes, I must positively insirt upon immediate payment ot Taxes. "Otherwise I will be forced to collcct by levy and sale. There is absolutely no other alternative. So. please come to my rescue, and save tuc au unpleasant, duty. This i* pn iticehj the last call, aa I must haw money for State aud county purposes. Jan. 10-tf. "ElIGICNE BAKF.H, Sheriff. Attention, Everybody ! Don't throw your hats uwuy when they ?ret soiled, when at a small cost you jiuti get them clean I'd, icblockt d aud put in good shape. STRAW HATS BLEACHED. Mr. Julian A. Smith, a practical halter from Chicago, is in Charles Town, and will guarantee you First-Class Work, i I?: uIho cleans or dyes all kinds of Ladies' or Geut's Clothing, Silks. Velvets. Feathers, Plumes. T;ps, Gloves, Lace curtains. Rugs, etc.; iu lact, anything that, can be cleaned or dyed. You will do well by calling on him at building of Mr. J. K. Euglc on Liberty s-trc-t, rear of Court-House, aud obtaiu prices. JULIAN A. SMITH. April 4. FREE BOOK, EXPLAINING THE NEW HOME ELECTRICAL TREATMENT, For the Physical Weaknesses of Men and Women. If you nrc discoftragcd and dimrusted with remedies which do not cure, write lor this Book, and you will never reerret it M"WE ARE CURING THOUBANDS.-U jlmerican S/ectroeure Co., Dep't. No. I. Vineland, N. J. .Sept. 13. lS'.ij- l v. Ice Consumers. I will handle manufactured ice exclu sively the comiUK .season, and am prepared to furnish in any quantity desired, from 1 lb. to car load lots, which w?ll be on sale at my store and delivered daily by wagon. Am ready to enter into contracts for the season. marchVuO-lm. W. S. MKRC11ANT. Wm. Uuti.eijge, Ciiauleb \V. Giumeb, Fiopt iutor. lUuar E. Hewitt, j Clerks. Hotel Berkeley, Northeast Corner Publio Square, MARTIKSBUKG, W. VA. 'Bus to and from all trains. April 1, '90. Kauling. THK undersigned is prepared to do Hauling of all kinds, either with Cart or Wazon. at moderate rates. Delivering of merchandise and baggage to and from the railroad depots a specialty. Orders left at the Livery stable of Mr. Joseph Hunt will receive prompt at tention. EDGAR D. GLAIZE. Dec. 20. *93. wealth epeAS C?a jrai ttiii e? rattifci upiint I imdKi: \~bj 2U7 Itfzg jn Ectei sptiylnz ?sr pitKt, ??t vz3 litaral 6!ki. fcTKtn'i Ai; :u=: ni tiilian rljTt et pil^5 tuttu ke..la Wutii?tca Cit7 nt btta rnisil. Writ* zxls-diy. W# cas help7^~ COPP & CO.. FiUii iKsntrt. ?S'ltUiztau a. C. Apm a. isaa?iy. WANTE D, 200 Ijbli. of Corn Yellow pre ferred. C. F. WALL. VST ANTED, odd loU baled and loo?e Hay. VV April 4. C. F- WALL. ICE BOX.?We bare for sale a laree Ice Box for itae keeping cool of several beeves U a time. Will be s5ld cbeap. Come and Ke it. EASTERDAY <fe CO. ClOOKIJfG STOVES.?1 Fplandid Assort J mcnt just received. EASTERDAY A CO., Marcb 31. S. Charles St. VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE. The undersigned lias in his hands for sale au elegant far.n containing 131 acrcs.3 roods, aad 2li perches, all Smooth Land In High Cul tivation, improved by a LARGE BRICK DWELLING, BANK BARN CORN CRIB. AC. Kudiuos: Water 150 Tarda from bara; novo r fallta- jprinir. 1,500 Voim; Thrifty Peach Trees in Orchard. Farm lies on L-illtowu and Sheplierdstowu turnpike. EASY TERMS. Apply to JANlfcS M. MASON. JR., Jan. 10. 1 S99. Attorney. Public Sal? of Bonds OF Cox'pox'ation of Charles Town, W. Va. Pursuant to the authority vested in the Common Council of the Corporation of Charles Town, by act of the Legislature of West Virginia, passed the 20th day of Feb ruary, 1899, said council will offer to the highest bidder or bidders, Sixteen bonds of the Corporation of Charles Town each for the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, and Twenty of said bond', each tor the sum of One Hundred Dollars, nil bonds to be dated June 1st, 1899, and payable June 1st, 1929, with interest from date of issue at rate of Four per cent per annum, interest payable at Drovers' and Mechanics' National Bank, of Baltimore. Maryland, semi-annually, on Juue 1st and December 1st of each year ? The sale of said bonds to be mi de under the ; following conditions: AH bids fcliall be sealed and addressed to the Common Council of the Corporation of Charles Town, and presented to the Mayor of said Corporation on or before 7.30 p. m May 15, 1899, accompanied by a certified check, payable to the order of the Treasurer of the Corporation of Charles Town for Five per cent, of the amount bid. Said check will be returred if bid be not accept ed. All bonds shall be paid for in full with in ten days from acceptance of bids by s.dd Council. No bid for less than par will be accepted. If two bids be received at same price, the bid for larger amount will be giv en preference. If two bids be for same prico and for same amount, the first bid received shall have prelerence. All bids to be open ed by clerk of council at regular meeting of council on May 15th, 1899, commencing at 7.30 p. m. Bv order of council aforesaid. GEO KG E WASHINGTON, Mayor. NOTICE TO HOLDERS OF OUTSTAND ING BONDS OF CORPORATION OF CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA. All outstanding bonds of Corporation of Charles Towu of date 1st day of Octo ber, 1886 are required to be presented for payment to the Treasurer of Corpora tion of Charles Town, June 1st. l^oi). No interest on said bonds will be paid after that date. By order of Common Council of aforesaid Corporation. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Mayor. New Man at Old Stand. The undersigned has taken the room lately occupied bv Messrs. Geo. F. Walker & Son, Pentz building, Washington street, one door west of Dunim's confectionery, and will con duct the MEAT BUSINESS in all its branches. Will have the nseiritanco of Mr. Joseph L Brown, an experienced butcher, and the valuable aid of Mr. Goo. F. Walker in the purchase of stock, and will dress and put on sale none bnt the very best animals to he had. Prices as low a s the low est. Will also handle Hour, green groceries, etc. A share of the public patronage respect fully solicited, A. C. LINK. .March 14. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. To the Creditors of .Jefferson M. Shugert, deceased : In pursuance of a Decree of the Circuit Court of the County of Jefferson, made in a cause therein pending, to subject the real es tute of the said Jefferson M. Sliugcit to the payment of his debts, you are required to present your claims against tin; estate of the paid Jeffersou \1. Shugcrt for adjudication to Clcou Moore. CommisMoucr, at liis ollico iu the said county, on or before the 120th duy of April, 1899, Witness Jno. M. Daniel.Clerk of said Court, this 8th day of March, lbO'J JNO. M, DANIEL, March 14?Ct. Clerk. NewLivery inCharlesTown The undersigned hus taken the well known and commodiousWutsonHouse Stables, and proposes to conduct the * * ? LIVERY BUSINESS iu the most satisfactory manner. Will hare for hire good HOUSES, BUGGIES, I'lI/ETONS. SUKUEYS, DAYTON WAGONS aud LARGE HACK, any and all of which will be let out on short notice aud at reasonable rates. The public patronage solicited, and satisfaction assund. Nov. tti-y. W. K GLA8SKOKI>. GROCERY STORE ?AND? EATING HOUSE. The undersigned has opened a Grocery 8tore and Eating House iu the building lately occupied by Euruehaw Dooley. on West Washington street. Charles Town," which has been newly painted aud niccl} fitted up. Will keep A Full Line of Groceries of all kinds, which will include the freshest and best varieties iu all lines, to be sold at the lowest market rates. Will also handle a good stock of TOBACCOES, CIGARS, ETC., and customers can always be assured of :i good smoke or chew, to suit their varied tustes. Connected with the Store I propoeu to keep a First-Class Eating House, and will be prepared to serve Lunches, Oys ters, Coffee, Pies, etc., at all hours and iu the best style, at moderate prices. Oysters fried and delivered at-rcf-idences,and full entertain ments supplied to order. Oct. 12?y. TnOS. J. MYEK8. For Sale, Rent or Ex change Sevprai town properties in Charles Town Including a desirable store-room on Washing ton (Main) street, for rent, sale, or will ex change for land in the country. Apply to .S. fe. DALGAKN. Jane 18.1895? tf. Charles Town. W. Va. Blacksmith ing. The undersigned has taken the old aud well known Thos. W. Davis Blackunith Shop, ar.d will hcreaiter conduct the Smith Busbies* in all its branches at this old cKtablislied stand. Hcrs*e-8hoeing a specialty, and all kinds of work executed promptly und at reasonable rates. Has had long experience in the busi ness, and will guarantee satisfaction. July 5?y. ABRAHAM AKMSTKONG. Wolf's Business College IIAGERST^WN, MD, Open Sept. 5, 1398. Write for catalogue. Aug. 9. Removed ONE DOOR ABOVE CARTER HOUSE. I have removed ?ny office to the building one door above the Carter House, where I will continue the Grain and Commission busi ness. I also repr??ent the Provident Life and Trnst Company, the beat Lite Insurance Com pany. a? reported by Insurance Commission ers. in the United States. Will be glad to see friends und patrons in my new quarters. Jan.24-tf. B. C. WASHINGTON, Agt. Give Me A Bid. I offer my services to the public as an auc tioneer. with county and corporation license, aud solicit a share of patronage. Having bad considerable experience, I guarantee sat isfaction. Charges reasonable. CHARLES RISSLEB, Jan, 5,1897, Charles Town, W, Va.