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CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1900.
A TASTE FOR MUSIC
Should always be cultivated. No one thing:
does more to develop the mind or gives a more
valuable accomplishment than the study of
music* One Bhould have one of the
for this purpose, as they are highly p ized by
all who possess them. Th?y -re "the best in
struments to buy, because of their price, be
cause of tlieir musical quality, because of their
thorough construction, all "of which points,
coupled with their ha dsome cases, make
"rtein unrivuled instruments for the Ironic
Instruments of other makes at prire? to suit
the most economical- Large stoek of Second
Hand Pianos always ou hand. TUNING, HE
PA! KING. Catalogue cheerfully given or
lua.kd on application.
CHARLES M. STIEFF.
WarerooniF?9 N. Liberty St.,
Factory?Block of East Lafayette Avenue,
Aiken and Lauvale streets.
A. L. Axdrkson.] [Geo. W. Anderson.
A. L. Anderson & Co..
MIDDLEWAY, JEKFEKSON CO., W. VA.
TIIE undersigned have been established in
the Carriage Business on the Middleway
and Sliepherdstown turnpike, one mile north of
Middleway, for four years past, and during.thal
time have been doing a large and constantly in
creasing business in the manufacture of
CARRIAGES, JUMP-SKATS, END
SPRING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES
JENNY L1NDS, PHAETONS,
Our work has been sold all through Jefferson
and adjoining conuties. and has always given
satisfaction iu every particular.
It is our constant aim to wfjrk the very best
material, and to do all work in a first-class man
ner. and as to our prices we pledge ourselves to
do work as low or lower than first-class work
can be doue for elsewhere.
If parties wish to consult us in regard to work,
and do not find it convenient to visit our fac
tory, we will, if notified by postal card, send a
representative of the firm to visit them at their
homes, and give all necessary information.
Second-hand vehicles and good Horses taken
in exchange for work.
We keep constantly a large variety of New
Vehicles in stock, and have also Second-Hand
Carriages, Buggies. &c., which we sell very low.
A. L. ANDERSON CO.
May 9. 1882?y.
Marble & Granite Works,
Cor. George and Nortu Strict*.
DIEHL & BRO.,
MONUMENTS, TOMBS. STATUES
Slate and Marble
Tiling, and all kinds of
Building Marble and Sandstones.
All orders promptly Qlled at the lowest
rates. All work guaranteed.
June 30. 1891?odMhl4.71.
Tnos. S. MOOKB.
CLEON B. MOOSE.
MOORE & MO ORE
Insurance & Real Estate
CHARLES TOWN, W, VA.
Office In the Maxwell Building, next door to
Hon, W. H. Travers.
Representing the following Fire Insurance
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE
of Eu gland.
CALEDONIAN, of Scotland.
LANCASHIRE, of England.
HANOVER, of New York.
GREENWICH, of New York.
UNITED STATES, of New York.
PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON, R. I.
MARYLAND CASUALTY CO.
We also represent the
PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR
of Philodclubia, one of the oldest purely mu
tual life insurance companies doing business
in the United States. All policies absolutely
!uc>?ntestible from date of issue. Loan. Cash,
paid up or extended insurance after three
3*ears. Dividends annuallv.
AH business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Feb. 21, *99. MOORE ?fc MOORE.
Would require oceans of time, as we have
selected our stock with Special Pa ns and
mu'.'h Carefnl Consideration, and are proud
to say we have iucluded
SOMETHING REALLY DESIRABLE
for every individual. Have marked
EACH ARTICLE AS
LOW AS POSSIBLE.
It will be our great pleasure to show you.
All purchases nude early we keep for you un
til Christmas." Orders for
HOLIDAY FRUIT CAKES
will have same attention as iu former 3'cars.
Strictly Pure and Fresh.
Assurimr vou extra endeavor will be made to
please, we ho e to see you call.
Painting, Papering;, &c?
THE undersigned is prepared to do all kind!
of Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging,
Ac. Prices moderate aud prompt attention
riven to all orders. T. M. BAKER.
* May 3,f93?tf.
Undertaker & Embalmer,
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.
Will furnish all kinds of Caskets anil Cof
fins, and do Embalming according to tlie
latest and most approved modes.
Offices in Mnx\vcliiBuilding.(formerly occu
pied liy Hort. \V. H. Travers,) where he may
be found at all hours, either day or night.
July 11, 1899-3*.
AGENT Git AND UNION TEA CO,
In now (after delajs which eould not he
avoided) on his route visiting his cu^tomcis,
NEW AND VALUABLE
with every sale r-f Bakinir Bowder and Tea.
Wait for iiim
Investigate the plans of life insurance offered
The Board of Trustees have adopted a reso
lution sanctioning the following endorsement
to be placcd upon all policies where the risk
is adjudged to be unqualifiedly first class:
"Thispolicy isabsolutely in
contestible from date of issue for
any cause except non-payment
It inake6 the poliey a world-wide contract,
free from all conditions as to residence, occu
pation, travel, habits of life, and as to name,
time or place of death. PAID UP, extended,
cash aud loan values after 3 years.
For particulars, address,
MOORE & MOORE,
March 21, 1899.
WM. B. REED,
Tin and Stove Work.
The undersigned has located in the shop of
Mrs. Margaret Dooley, West .Main street, near
Holl's Pump, where he i6 prepared to execute
all kinds of Tin and Stove Work, at 6hort uo
tiee and upon reasonable terms.
Roofing: and Spouting: a
Will also keep on hand or manufacture to or
der, all the ordidary lines of Tinware, such as
RUCKETS, PANS, ETC.
A liberal share of the public patronage
reepectfully solicited. B. F. DOOLEY.
Sept. 7, 1S97.
C. HERMANN, Florist,
3S-44 W. South St.,
Will supply, on short noticc,
DECORATION and BEDDING PLANTS,
CUT FLOWERS, and
Decorations for Weddings, Receptions
etc., a specialty.
CHARLES SCnULTE. Pioprietor.
Corner West and Liberty sts., Charles Town.
of -all Flavors. Seltzer, Vichy. Kissinger and
GINGER ALE A SPECIALTY.
Mai cli 13 ? y.
Gives you an education in your homes.
Book-keeping, shorthand, penmanship, Eug
! lisli aud other branches. Write for partieu
j lars. Mh0-3ui.
ONE DOOR ABOVE CARTER nOUSE.
I have removed my office to the buildine
one door above the Carter House, where 1
will continue the Grain and Commission busi
ness. I also represent the Provident Life and
s Trust Compauy. the best Life Insurance Com
, panv, as reported by Insurance Coinmission
i ers, in the United States. Will be triad to see
friends and patrons in my new quarters.
Jau,24-tf. 15. C. WASHINGTON, Agt.
Col. R. P. Chew. W. O. Norrie. !
CHEW & NORRIS,
Charles Town, Jefferson County, W. Va.
Real Estate and Loans.
BUY AND 8F.LL FAHMS, LOTS AND HOLSES,
COAL AK1) TIMBF.lt LANDS,
NEGOTIATE LOANS ON HRAT> ESTATE
OK OTHER SECURITIES,
Carefully Arranged. All
Business Conducted Confidentially aud Willi
That the surest wuy for a young person to be
come pelf-supporting is to get a thorough
knowledge of shorthand and iypewritlng? If
he learns bookkeeping all the better. In se
curing this education he innst not overlook
the important subject* of writing and spell
ing. We make a specialty of these essential
studies, aud for the sum of .$?0 a person-may
attend the day session for a period o'f ten
mouths. Six' mouth* is found sutlieient in
some eases, and iu others only five mouths is
necessary, but we do not wish anyone to be
deceived iu thinking that these cases are the
a\erag*;, for they are not. You had better
count on ten months.-If you are at work dur
ing the day we will give you three months (12
weeks) for only ?10. night sessions. This is a
rcduccd rate aud is just one half the day rate.
A beautiful catalogue will be sent you on
application, but we prefer to have you come
and see us. A good time to cull is after five
iu the evening.
WOOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE,
311 East Capital Street,
Oct. 31. Washington, D. C.
Hour and Feed Store.
The undersigned has removed his Flour and
Feed Store to the west room of the Daluarn
building, Maiu street, Charles Towu, where
he will offer
FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE,
and conduct the
USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
Floir. Feed. <fec.,fotd at rate* to suit the
times. Will be pleased to have the calls of
a!l my old customers, and respectfully solicit
the patronage of the public in general.
April 5. ^ UFA). H. TURNER.
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.,
LIME BAR ELS,
AND OAK STAVES
AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF COOP
Maiu Oflice and Yard on B^l Line.
A specialty of FL01JK AND APPLE 15AII
RELSjWliicn will be told at reasonable prices.
Will pay $4 per cord of 128 cubic feet for
good Stave and Heading Tim bet*, delivered at
iu any lengths, sold and delivered on short
J ill v 18, 1899-y.
WHEN YOU VISIT
DINING AND LUNCH
Nos. S14 and S16 F. St. Nr?W.,
(BETWEEN 8Tn AND 9TII STS.,)
Washington, D. C.
ME ACS 15 AND 25 CTS. NO LIQUORS.
H. B. FUNK & CO.'S
Charles Town, W. Va.
C. F. WALL,
CHAKLES TOWN. JEFF. CO., W. VA.
STOCK Bought and Sold on Commission.?
Will also assist parties in Purchasing Stock
on a reasonable per ccutage.
January 20. 1892.
P. D. Davie. "J. A* Emmert
DAVIS & EMMERT,
House & Sign Painters,
CHARLES town, w. va.
Paper Hanging and Graiuin^ a specialty.
Prices moderate, work executed promptly and
j satisfaction guaranteed.
Apjil 7. 1396.
AFUKNACE FOR SALE CHEAP. We
have an excellent one, bccu used a short
I time, aud is almost as good as new. Those in
I want of one will do well to c all ou tiaat once,
Jau. 16, 1900. EASTEKDAY & CO.
In every town
may be had
that makes your
Strasburg Curb Quarries.
Will gut out and furnli>li to order all kinds of |
CURBING, STONE STEP3, CROSSINGS,
WINDOW SILLS, BASES FOR
Cut from tli'o
BEST VALLEY LIMESTONE.
All order* addressed to
GEO. W. ARMENTROUT,
local agent at Charles Town, W. Va., will re
ceive prompt attention.
May 2. 1890?tf.
Specifics euro by acting directly upon
tlio disease, without exciting disorder in
any other part of the system.
HO. CURES. F HICKS.
1? Fever*, Congestions, Inflammations. .25
2?Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25
3?'Teething, Colic, Crylng,Wakefulness .25
4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults 25
7?Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis 25
&?Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceoche 25
9?Headache, Sick Headache, Vertigo.. .25
10?Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Weak Stomach.25
11?Suppressed or Painful Periods 25
12?Whites, Too Prof use Periods 25
13?Croup, Laryngitis, Hoarseness 25
14?Salt Rheum, Erysipelas,Eruptions.. .25
15?Rheumatism. Rheumatic Pains 25
16?Malaria, Chills, Fever and Ague 25
10?Catarrh, Influenza. Cold in the Head .25
27?Kidney Diseases 25
28?Nervous Debility 1 1.00
30?Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed 25
77?Grip, Hay Fever 25
Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases at your
Druggists or Mailed Free.
Sola by druggists, or sent on receipt of price.
Humphreys' Med. Co., Cor. William & John Sis.,
Successor to R. D. Shugert Bro.
R. D. SHUGERT,I
Manufacturer of uud Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Collars |
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS.
WHIPS, Ely nets, fur and plusii
If you want the Best Harness Oil coiuc u'ud
try tiie Diamond Black Leather Oil. I keep in
stock the Pure Neal6foot Oil. I have the
airency for the Wilbur Seed Meal, for Horses.
Cattle. Hogs, Sheep and Poultry. It is good
for bog cholera. Wilbur Egg Food makes the
hsns lav I have the county right of the
Lightniug Harness Hooker. Come and see
it. It is the best safety attachment out for
Harness. I pay the Highest Market Cash
Prices, all the Vcar, for Beef Hides, Horse
Hides. Calf Skius. Sheep Skins and Fur Skins
of all kinds. Mail o dcrs solicited. Prompt
attention to all correspordeuce.
II. I>. SHUGERT,
Dec. 12, 1899. Charles Town, W. Va.
Reamer's Howard House
Howard and Baltimore Sts.,
To My Old Patrons and the Traveling Public:
Having bad a very liberal share of the pub
lic patronage during the pa*t five years, 1 fety
encouraged"to re-lease the Howard House for
a term of years, and have at great expense
refurnished and refitted the hotel from top to
bottom. Am better prepared than ever to ac
commodate the public. My aim will be to
give first-class accommodations at $2.00 per
day. * Country merchants aud commercial
travellers will find it the most centrally loca
ted hotel in the city. Respectfully.
Sept. 25, 1801. J AS. REAM ER,
VVm. Ruti.edge, (Jiiaul.es W. Gkimes,
Pioprietor. Uahuy E. Hewitt,
Northeast Corner Public Square,
MARTINSBURG, W. VA.
'Hub to and from all traius.
April 1. *99.
No. 217, 210 and 221 N. Market street,
Hates $1 per Dat.
Reduced Kates by Uie Week.
The new management will pay strict atten
tion to the comfort of guests.
June 1.V99. 8. D. McDONALD, Prop.
Opposite People's National Bank,
MARTINSBURG. W. VA.
II. S. LEAGUE, Proprietor.
Rates per day. Special rates to week and
Auir. 25. '96.
BERRYVILLE, CLARKE CO., VA.
Mrs. Ann R. Castleman, Proprietor.
THIS house will continue to be kept in the
best style for the comfort and convenience
of guests, the traveling public being at all timee
assured of a cordial welcome and genuine hos
pitalitv. Rates moderate.
July 6. 1830?y.
NEW BARBER SHOP,
IN REAR OF WATSON HOUSE.
I take this method of informing the public
that I have opened a
in rear of Hotel Watson, and guarantee
and polite attentiou. Hoping to receive a
share of the public patronage, I remaiu most
James H. Thompson.
MONEY to patent jrond Ideas may bp se
cured by our aid. Tbe Patent Record,
' Baltimore, Md. Jane 13-1 y.
SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON.
Cdarlbs Towp. J*trmaaoN Couwtt, W. Va.
Tl-ESDAT MORNING, MAY 8, 1900.
ft;o. W. IJaines. - Editor aud Proprietor.
i 1.50 in Advance ; 63 if not Paid in Advance.
CALL, AND PLAN OF COUNTY PRI
The Democratic Executive Committee
of Jefferson county. West Yirginia, at a
meeting held on the 27th davr.f April.
1900, wakes the call for a Primary Elec
tion aid adopts the following plan for
the government aud conduct of the said
Democratic Primary Election in said
First. The primarv election system for
the nomination of county officers is
hereby adopted. This system shall ap
ply to candidates for the Sheriffalty,
House of Delegates, state Senator, As
sessors, Justices of the Peace. County
Commissioners, Prosecuting Attorney,
Conr.ty Surveyor,Members of the lio:i* d
of E Iuittiou, Constables, and Members
6i the County Executive Committer.
Secondly. Th* primary election shall
be held &t each voting precinct in
the couuty, and shall be btlJ in ac
cordance with t- e provisions ot the
Primary Elei tlon Law, of Chapter
Sixty-sevon of the Acts of West Vir
ginia Legislature of l?9l, to the
piovisions of which candidates are
referred for instruction The voters
shall b? required to voto in the precinct
of which tuev ero residents. The pri
mary elfction shall be u* der the man
agement of throek3) commissioners,two
of whom shall bo the Democratic Com
missioners appointed by the County
Court to hold th* last regular election,
and th?y to appoint the third commis
ssoner; the said three commissi >nera to
appoint one or more clerks. In the
event snid commissioners fail to act,the
members * f the Executive Committee
from each pr cinct shall appoint compo
tent commissioners t?, hold said electi< n
The commissionei s ami ? lerks shall bo
sworn to correctly aud faithfully con
duct said election and to protect it
against fraud ar.d unfairness and to
make correct returns thereof. No one
except the Commissioners aud tne
Clerks shall be allowed to remain in the
election room. And no electioneering,
nor fixing of 1 allots for voters, shall be
allowed within sixty Jeet of the polls.
And the Commissioner* are specially
authorized to have thes?* piovisions car
ried out inliv. for -he take of harmony
and good order.
Thirdly. At the clogq of t..e polls the
commissioners shall count -ho ballots
-r.d record the voto in wiiting which
each candidate receives for the office for
which ho is a candidate, and the result
shall be certified by "the commission
ers as foil -ws: ' here
by certify that receiv
ed ...votes f r office of at the
Primary Eiec ioa thi* day held at t'ie
r. prcctnct in Dis
Fourthly. TIip Commissioners shall
forward the poll books, certificates. and
ballots, under seal to ih^ County Clerk
to bn delivered by him to the Chairman
oF the County Executive Committee, to
be held and recounted in case of contest
within two davs after the closing of the
polls bv the Conty Executive Commit
tee which shall meet at 10 o'clock, a. in.,
on the 29 day of May, 1900, at the Court
Houso in Charles Town, West Virginia,
and shall open and conut tho vote ana
declare the result- The candidates re
ceiving the highest number of votes for
the respective ofllces for which they
have been candidates, shall be declared
by the said Executive Committee to be
the Democratic nominees for the said
Fifthly. Ae to wlio may vote, the duty of
the Commissioners eliall be to receive the
votes of all who supported the Democratic
ticket at the Presidential Election in the year
1896, and who intend supporting the Demo
cratic ticket at the coming election this year,
of all Democrats who have moved into this
County and will be legal voters at the next
election, of all young men known to be Demo
crats who will be of age at the next general
election, and none others.
Sixthly. Each person desiring to be a can
didate ut" such primary election, shall, ten
days prior thereto, furnish to John M. Daniel,
Chairman County Executive Committee, (P.
O. Charles Town, Jeff. Co., W. Va.,) in writ
ing, his full name and the oOiee for which he
desires to he u candidate, which shall he ac
companied by the s i ins named below, to pay
the expenses of the primary election:
Sheriff*. .* I... .V.;.... *20 00
Prosecuting Attorney ; 10 00
Delegate to Legislature. 10 00
State Senator 10 00
Assessors 5 00
County Commissioners 1 00
County Surveyor 2 00
And in the event the above assessment ol
Candidates is not suOieient to cover the ex
penses, the Chairmau is authorized to increase
the assessment pro rata.
Seventhly. Should there be a tie vote be
tween two or more candidates, the choice 6hall
be made by drawing Kits by the tied can i
dates, or it may be decided by the said Exec
utive Committee iu any niauuer that the can
didates may agree upon.
Eighthly. The names of all the candidates
shall be placed on one ticket, under th? re
spective beadiu? of the positions or ofllces for
which they are candidates, and the voter will
erase the names of all except the person or
persons he desires to vote for. If more thun
one name for cach oftice sh--uld be allowed to
remain ou the ticket by the vote*, the ballot
for that office shall not be counted, and no
iiante trill be place*I on the ticket unless the can
didate camples with liulr (6) six, as altoce. The
time for holding the primary election shall be
SATURDAY, THE 26TH DAY OF MAY,
1900, from 1 o'nl ek p. m till suns? t; except
that at Hurler's Ferry and Uolivar the polls
are to be kept open till 9 o'clock p. ni. The
commissioners of election will Fte to it that
the returns of this primary tlection are deliv
ered to the Clerk ot the County Court of said
County, by ten o'clock a. in,, on the 2Sth day
of May, 1000.
Ninthly. The voting at such election shall
he bv ballot, and the mode of preparation,
distribution and depositing of ballots at
sucn primary election, s-h-*li be that pre
scribed by section 33 and subseqneunt sec
tion ; and section 45 of chapter 3 (of general
election laws) of the code; except that the
preparation, printing and distribution of
ballots shall be under the supervision of the
chairman of the County Executive commit
tee ; and the voting place at each precinct
established for the regular election shall be
the placa for holding this election, and
booths are dispensed with for this election.
Tenthly. The names of candidates for
State Senate and 1 iitrict Delegates shall he
printed on the tickets, instead of placing the
names of delegates to conventions to nomi
nate such candidates, and the voter shall
cast bis vote direct for the candidate for
these respective offices, and such candidate
receiving the highest number of votes at
any precinct at this Primary election, shall
be entitled to the delegates from such pre
ciucts carried by him, and shall name h>s
own delegates from such precints to the
Senatorial aud District Delegate Conven
The basis of representation for the Sena
torial and District Delegate Conventions
shall he one delegate for every one hundred
cotes and a majority fraction thereof, on the
basis of the last Democratic Presidential
Eleventhly. The Secretary of the Execu
tive Committee shall make out the poll
books, and have the tickets printed.
The Democratic papers of this county are
requested to publish the proceedings of this
The Committee recommends that precinct
meetings be held at the various precincts on
Saturday, May 12, to elect delegates to Di*
trict Convention, at Charles Town, May 10,
and the State Conventions at Parkersburg,
June G, aiul also to the Congressional Con
vention at a date to be named later by the
Congressional Eiecutive Committee.
J NO. M. DANIEL, Chairman,
J. W. Stbideb, Secretary pro tem.
West Virginia Politics.
A dispatch to the Baltimore Sun from
Elkins, this State, of date April 27. is as
?' Ex-Senator Johnson N. Camden, of
Parkersburg, is going to make a fight to
carry the West Virginia Legislature, be
ing desirous of succeeding Hon. Stephen
B. Elkins in the United States Senate.?
Mr. Camden is encouraged by the present
Legislature being very close on joint bal
and by the fact that the Democrats have
a majority of the holdovers. Senator
Elkins will be in the Republican field
alone. It is generally conceded that
Judge Tavenner, ot Parkersburg, will be
the Democratic nominee for Governor of
West Virginia. A. B. White, of Parkers
burtr, w ill be the Republican nominee.?
In the Second West Virginia Congres
sional district for the Republican nomi
notion is Representative Alston Gordon
Dayton against the field, composed of
Judge John Homer Holt, of Grafton;
Ulysses S. Grant Pitzer, of Martiusburg.
and Scott Meredith, of Fairmont."
Hon. \Vm. L. Wilson Interviewed.
Kansas City, Mo., April 30-?Wm. L.
Wilson, author of the Wilson tariff bill,
while in this city en route from Hot
Springs to Nebraska City, Neb,, where
he is to be the guest of J. Sterling Mor
ton, his associate in Cleveland's cabinet,
" It is to be McKinley and Bryan. Mr.
Cleveland will not allow his name to be
mentioned, and Dewey will not get an
opportunity to see himself voted down.
?' Bryan will be nominated, but con
ditions are so changed that the campaign
will be on new lines. Both sides have so
many new conditions to confront that the
old tactics will not do. I think the Demo
crats will win. We shall go into the
Mr. Wilson Denies.
Washington, May 3.?William L. Wil
son, who was Postmaster-General under
President Cleveland, arrived here today,
after an extended trip in the far West.
He will remain at the capital a few days
before resuming his duties at the head of
the Washington and Lee U ni versity. At
the Capitol,where he caUed this morning,
he was given an ovation.
Regarding an interview, sent out from
Kansas City, in which Mr. Wilson is al
leged to have said that he would support
Bryan, the former Postmaster-General
said he had been misreprenented. In
view of the attitude of former President
Cleveland on the candidacy of Mr. Bryan,
the alleged statement ot Mr. Wilson that
he was ready to support the-silver advo
cate caused 110 little comment. Mr. Wil
son said tonight:
"I declined to talk politics at Kansas
City, telling the man who questioned mc
that I was out of politics, and, as I had
spent four months in an Arizona canon, I
had been removed from political currents.
'? I did express the opinion that Bryan
and McKinley would be the nominees, as
in 1S9G, and that there would be new issues
in the coming campaign, but as to how
those issues would affect the result, or as
to prophesying, I expressly declined to
give any opinion. I did not speak of the
candidacy of Admiral Dewey in the flip
pant manner reported of me, but merely
said that whatever his chances mighl have
been had he been a candidate a year or
so ago, his announcement, I thought,
came too late to affect what now seemed
to be the fixed current on both sides.
This is the sum total of any expressions
Publishers Seek Relief
Washington, May 3.?Representatives
of the American Publishers' Association
presented a memorial to the Senate Fi
nance Committee today asking that some
relief be afforded on account of the in
creased price of paper. The delegation
said the association represented 22,000
papers. No particular legislation was
The delegation was received by Senator
Allison, acting chairman in the absence
of Senator Aldrick. The resolution reci
ted that the price of printing paper used
by newspapers has increased from 60 to
100 per cent, without reason or warrant to
befound in the conditions of the industry,
which was believed to be the working of
The association appealed to Congress
to inquire into the conditions complained
of, to the end that suitable legislation
might be provided to remedy these con
ditions. As newspapers are sold at a fixed
price, the resolution declares, their pub
lishers cannot pat the increased cost of
the paper on the consumer, and in many
instances this increased cost means the
confiscation of profits and in others it
creates actual loss.
A copy of the resolution was also pre
sented by the delegation to the House
Ways and Means Committee.
The management of the Southern rail
way has issued instructions for the im
mediate construction of the extension ot
its Round Hill branch from Round Hill
to Snickersville.Va., the work to be com
pleted and trains running through be
tween Washington and Snickersville by
June 15. 1900.
Ex-SenatprJ N.Camden writesafriend
in Glenville that he is very anxious to see
West Virginia redeemed from Republican
rule, and that it can be done next fall by
work and organization. He adds that " I
want it understood that I have no personal
ax to grind as there is nothing I want,
except to see the Democracy in power
again and to help the boys. This has
the right ring. Senator Camden is a
power, aud his great influence will bt
exerted for Democratic supremacy.
Items of Interest.
Mr. H. S. Cushwa is the Democratic
nominee for mayor of Martinsburg.
The West Virginia Editorial Associa
tion meets in Parkersburg May 22-24.
The annual State Convention of the
U. D. C. will be held in Charleston, June
The Democrats of Mineral county have
declared for Samuel L. Flournoy fur
The directors of the 111 wood Park As
sociation have set August 21. 22, 23 and
24 as tne time for their annual fair.
Miss Lulu Miller, daughter of Mr. Geo.
\V. Miller, and Mr. Herman Billmyer,
son ofCapt. M. J. Billmyer, were married
Wednesday evening at the home of the
bride, near Snyder's Mill, by Rev. W.
Miss Caroline Lewis Gordon,the beauti
ful daughter of General John B. Gordon,
is in New York making arrangement for
her debut as a professional interpreter of
negro songs and dialect. Miss Gordon
is well known and popular in society, and
since the death of Miss Winnie Davis lias
been known as the " Daughter of the
Confederacy " by reason of the affection
in which her father is held by his former
comrades 111 the Confederate army.
Miss Sue Sheets, formerly a teacher in
the Davis school, and at present teaching
in the Keyser High School, is making an
earnest effort to secure a trip to Paris this
summer by securing the greatest number
of subscribers to the Youth's Companion.
This magazine sends one person from the
United States; why not that one from
West Virginia? Miss Sheets has over a
liundred subscribers and is working ar
lontly. Let the press take up this mat
ter and assist Miss Sheets. She is bright
Mid intelligent, and deserves the honor.
"The Strength of Twenty Hen."
When Shakespeare employed this
phrase he referred, of course, to healthy
ible-bodied men. If he had lived in these
lays he would have known that men and
?vomen who are not healthy may become
50 l?y taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. This
nedicine. by making the blood rich and
pure and giving good appetite and per
fect digestion, imparts vitality and
strength to the system.
The non-irritating cathartic-Hood's
??Before Baby is Born."
4 Valuable Little Hook of Interest to All
H otn n Sent Free.
Every woman looks forward with feel
ngs of indescribable joy to the one event
n her life, compared with which all
jtliers pale into insignificance. How
proud and happy she will be when her
precious babe nestles on her breast?how
sweet the name of "Mother." And yet
ler happy anticipation is clouded with
iread of thepain anddangeroftlieordeal,
>0 that it is impossible to avoid the feeling
>f constant fear. The danger and suffer
ng attendant upon being a mother can
je entirely prevented, so that the coming
>f the little stranger need not be looked
orward to with fearand trembling. Every
.vomati who reads this paper can obtain
ibsolutely free a valuable and attractive
ittle book entitled "BeforeBaby is Born,"
jy sending her name ami address to the
Bradfield Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga.
riiis book contains priceless information
:o all women, and no one should fail to
send for it.
Mr. Charles Hamilton Thompson, son
of Capt. John L. Thompson, of this place, i
and Miss Edward Miller Masters, daughter
of Mr. Frank Masters, of Pulaski, Va.,
were married Tuesday evening. May ist,
at eight o'clock. The ceremony was per
formed in the parlors of Maple Shade Inn,
Pulaski. Va., and although it was only
witnessed by the relatives and intimate
friends of the couple, the affair was a very
elaborate and beautiful one. Among
those present were Capt. Thompson and
Mr, Joseph E. Thompson, father and
brother of the groom. " Charlie " is well
known in Berry ville and has a large circle
of friends, whom we join in extending
him congratulations. Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson will make their home in
Goshen, Va., where the former is engineer
in-charge of the mines.?Clarke Courier.
And a living proof of what Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery will do for
weak lunjjs. It makes new blood, and
blood is life to the lungs, as well as to
every other organ.
r' Golden Medical Discovery " contains
neither alcohol nor narcotics. It is not a
stimulant but a strengthening medicine.
-After using- about fire bottle* of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery my boy teems to be
all right" writes Mr. J. W. Price, of Ozark,
Monroe Co., Ohio. "He was very bad when I
commenced to give him the * Golden Medical
Discovery.' The doctor claimed he had con
sumption. and we doctored with him until he
was past walking. It has been ten months
since he stopped taking your medicine and he
is still in good health. We are very thankful to
you for saving our son."
Children appreciate Dr. Pierce's Pleas
i ant Pellets. They're easy to take and
do not _gripe.
IS LIKE A DELICATE
In good condition she is sweet and lovable,
and sings l.fc's song on a. joyful harmonious
string. Out of order or unstrung, there is
discordance and unhappiness. J ust as there
Is one key note to all music so there Is one key
note to health. A woman might as well try
to fly without wings as to feel well and look
well while the organs that make her a woman
are weak or diseased. She must be healthy
Inside or she can't be healthy outside. There
are thousands of women suffering silently all
over the country. Mistaken modesty urges
their silence. While there Is nothing more
admirable than a modest woman, health is
of the first importance. Every other con
sideration should give way before it. Brad
field's Female Regulator Is a medicine foi
women's Ills. It is
est way to cure leu
corrhea, falling of
the womb, nervous
backache and gen
eral weakness. You
will be astonished
at the result, es
pecially if you have
ing with other so
We are not asking
you to try an uncer
women. What it
has done for others
it can do for you.
Sold in drug stores
for $1 a bottle.
A (t Illustrated
book will l>t? sent
to all u ho writclu
General Superintendent Thomas Fitz
gerald. of the Baltimore anil Ohio Rail
road, has issued the following: "One of
the requirements of good service is the
payment by employes of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad of their honest obliga
tions. Any attempt to avoid them will bo
considered sufficient grounds for dismis
sal. Employes who are in arrears for
board and supplies are ex|>cctcd to adjust
To those living
in malarial districts Tutt's Pills
are indispensible, they keep the
system in perfect order and are
an absolute cure
for sick headache, indigestion,
malaria, torpid liver, constipa
tion and all bilious diseases.
Tutt's Liver Pills
MAX THEODORE, Haglcy'* Corner, has in
stock one of tli?s finest lines of shoe* in this
section, and )?< seUinir them at rock-botlom
prices, Ladies' felioes from $ I up to $3, und
men's and boys shoes from $1 op to $4150.
Democratic Median Commltt*loncrn.
Following is a list of Democratic Com
missioner* of Flection appointed by the
County Court of Jefferson county, October
CHARLES TO WH DISTRICT.
Precinct No. I.?Place of voting. Free
White School Hou?c at Shenandoah Junc
tion. Commissioners?John J). McOarry,
Horace C. Moore.
Precinct No. 2.?Place of voting, Court*
house ut Charles Town. Commissioners?
O. A. Phillips. Albert Diehl.
Precinct No. .'J?Place of voting, room in
Heidwobl building, come: ??f Washington
and West streets. Commissioners?K. C.
Davenport. C. M. Hough.
Precinct No. 4.?Place of voting. Charles
Town Male Academy. Commissioners?B.
F. Barney. John T. ''olston.
Precinct No. 5.?Place of voting. Schulte
wagon shop (now Jno. O. Johnson's shoo)
on South Alley. Commissioners?Geo. F.
Walker. C. K. fi?y)or.
Precinct No. G?Mt. Hope School House.
Commissioners?Geo. II. Turner, James A.
Precinct No. 1.?Place of voting. White
School House at Kabletown. Commission
ers?C. E. Harris, L. B. Shutt.
Precinct No. 2.?Place of voting. Free
White School House at Ripon. Commis
sioners?Caleb Burns. A. F. Davis.
Precinct No. 3.?Place of voting. Free
White School House at Summit Point.
Commissioners?Jno. Wm. Roberts, Robert
Precinct No. 1.?Place of voting, Free
White School House at Middle way. Com
missioners?W. G. Rates, S. D. Engle.
Precinct No. 2?Place of voting, Nicely's
*tore room at Leetown, Commissioners?
Zack Fleming and E. C. Watson.
Precinct No. 3.?Place of votiog, Free
White School Hottfeat Kearneysville. Com
missioners?Geo. L. Hoffman, May berry
BfIEPIfERD3TO WX DISTRICT.
Precinct No. 1.?Place of voting, Free
White School House at Du fli elds. Commis
sioners?T. Ogle Link, 8. W. Hunter.
Preeinct No. 2.?Place of voting. Free
White School House at Moler's X Rotds.
Commissioners?W. J. Knott, A. P. Rein
Precinct No. 3.?Place of voting. Market
House in Shepherdstown. Commissioners
?W. W. Myers. Charles Ferrell.
Precinct No. 4.? Place of voting, Hout's
Building in Shepherdstown. Commission
ers?Joseph Byers, Milton J. B Ilmyer.
harper's pekey district.
Precinct No. 1.?Place of voting, Oak
Grove School House. Commissioners?
Jacob Hi Kngle, Robert M. Duke.
Precinct No. 2?Place of voting, Free
White School House at Halltown. Com
missioners?F. P. Lynch, C. M. Vetzell.
Precinct No. 3.?Place of voting. Free
White School House in Bolivar. Commis
sioners?Albert Cockrell. Joshua H. Cox.
Precinct No. 4.?Place of voting. Free
White rchool House on Camp Hill in Har
per's F*rry. Commissioners?Tbos. W.
Beall, Cbas. J. Drew.