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CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900. ESTABLISHED 1844 NEW SERIES VOL. XXXV, NO. 20. A TASTE FOR MUSIC Should always be cultivated. No ou_e thing docs more to develop the mind or gives a more valuable accomplishment than the study of music. One should have one of the 5? for this purpose, as they are highly pized by ill who possess them. They ;?re-thc best in struments to buy, because of their price, be cause of their musical quality, because of their thorough construction, all of which points, coupled with their ha'idsome cases, make them uurivaled iustrumeuts for the home Instruments of other makes at price* to suit the most ecouomicaU Large stock of Second Hand Pianos always ou hand. TUNING, RE PAIRING. Catalogue cheerfully given or mailed on application. CHARLES M. ST1EFF. Wurerooms?9 N. Liberty St., Factory?Block of East Lafayette Avenue, Aikcu and Lanvale streets, BALTIMORE, MP. A. L. Anderson.] [Geo. W. Anderson. A. L. Anderson & Co.. West "Vii'g-inin. CARRIAGE WORKS, MIDDLEWAY, JEKFERSON CO., W. VA. THE undersigned have been established in the Carriage Business on the Middleway and Shephcrdstown turnpike, one mile north of Middleway, for fonr years past, aud during that time have been doiug a large and constantly in creasing business in the manufacture of CARRIAGES, JUMP-SEATS. END SPRING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES JENNY LINDS, PHJETONS, JAGGERS, &C. Our work has been sold all through Jefferson and adjoining counties, and has always given satisfaction in every particular. It is our constant aim to work 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 cau be done for elsewhere. If parties wish to constdt us in regard to work, and do not fiud it convenient to visit our fac tory, we will, if notified by postal card, send a representativefi&.the firm to visit them at their homes, and gi ?" ~ "^ecessarj* information. Say?|fg??anc jk aud good Horses token iu exchange fo . We keep constantly a large variety of New Vehicles in stock. aud have also Secoud-Ilanu Carriages, Buggies. ?fec., which we sell very low. A. L. ANDERSON & CO. May 9. 18S3?y. - CHARLESTOWN Marble & Granite Works, Cor. George and Nortn Street*. DIEHL & BRO., Manufacturers of MONUMENTS, TOMBS, STATUES Slate and Marble M^ISTTELS, Tiling, and all kinds of ?Buildiug Marble and San'^nes. All orders promptly filled at . 'lowest rates. All work guaranteed. June 30. 1S91?odMhH.71. THOS. R. MOORE. CLEON B. MOORE. MOORE&MOORE Insurance & Real Estate AGENTS. ' CHARLES TOWN. W, VA. Office in the Maxwell Building, next door to Hon. \V. H. Travers. Representing the following Fire Insurance Companies * NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE of England. CALEDONIAN, of Scotland. LANCASHIRE, of England. PHILADELPHIA UNDERWRITERS, HANOVER, of New York. GREENWICH, of New York. UNITED STATES, of New York. PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON, R. I. MARYLAND CASUALTY CO. v . We alf=o represent the PENN AUTUAL LIFE INSUR ANCE COMPANY, of Philadelphia, one of the oldest purely mu tual life insurance companies doing business iu the United States. All policies absolutely focontcstible from date of issue. Loan, Cash, paid up or extended insurance after three years. Divideuds annuallv. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt atteution. Re6pectfnlly, Feb. 21, *99. MOORE & MOORE. TO ENUMERATE OUR ASSORTMENT "Would require oceans of time, as we have x selec ted our stock with Special Pa ns and much Careful Consideration, and are proud to say we have iucludcd SOMETHING REALLY DESIRABLE for every individual. Have marked EACH ARTICLE AS LOW AS POSSIBLE. It will be our great pleasure to show yon. All purchases ni>?de early we keep for you un til Christmas. Orders for HOLIDAY FRUIT CAKES will have same atteution as in former years. CANDY, Strictly Pure and Fresh. As6uriuir you extra endeavor will be made to please, we hore to see you call. BROWN BROS. Nov. 28. Painting, Papering, &c? THE undersigned is prepared to do all kindi of Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging Ac. Prices moderate and prompt attentioi given to ail orders. T. M. BAKER. May 2/93?tf. CHARLES RISSLER, Undertaker & Embalmer, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Will furnish all kinds of Caskets and Cof fins, and do Embalming according to the latest aud most approved modes. Offices iu Maxwell Building.(formerly occu pied liy Hon. W. H. Travers",) where he may be found at all hours, either day or night. July 11, 1899-y. I 0. MRU AGENT GRAND UNION TEA CO, Is now (after delays which could not be avoided) on his toute visiting his cu.-toinc.s. offering NEW AND VALUABLE PREMIUMS with every sale r f Baking Bowder and Tea. Wait for him. Investigate the plans of life insurauce offered by The . PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Philadelphia. The Board of Trustees have adopted a reso lution sanctioning the following endorsement to be placed upon all policies where the risk is adjudged to be unqualifiedly first class: "This policy is absolutely in contestible from date of issue for any cause except non-payment of premium." It makes the policy 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 loau values after 3 years. For particulars, address, MOORE & MOORE, Agents. Marcb 21, 1S99. D WM. B. REED, Chambersburg Nurseries, CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Tin and Stove Work. The undersigned has located in the shop of Mrs. Margaret Dooley, West Main street, uear Holl's Pump, where he is prepared to execute all kiuds of Tin and Stove Work, at short no tice and upon reasonable terms. Roofing and Spouting a Specialty. Will also keep on hand or manufacture to or der, all the ordidarv lines of Tinware, such as ERUIT CANS, BUCKETS, PANS, ETC. A liberal share of the public patronage respectfully solicited. B. F. DOOLEY. Sept. 7, 1S97. C. HERMANN, Florist, 3S-? W. South St., FREDERICK, MD. Will supply, on fhort notice, DECORATION and BEDDING PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS, and FLORAL DESIGNS. Decorations for Weddings, Receptions etc., a specialty. May 24?y. CHARLES TOWN BOTTLING WORKS. CHARLES SCHULTE, Pioprietor. Corner West and Liberty sts., Charles Town. Carbonized Soda of all Flavors. Seltzer, Vichy, Kissinger and other MINERAL WATERS. GINGER ALE A SPECIALTY. Mai chl3?y. Wolf Correspondence School. HAGERSTOWN. MD. Gives yon an education in yonr homes. Book-keeping, shorthand, penmanship, En?j ( Hsb and other branches. Write for particu lar?. Ml>6-3in. Removed ONE DOOR ABOVE CARTER IIOUSE. I have removed my office to the building , one door above the Carter House, where I will continue the Grain and Commission busi ness. I also represent the Provideut Life and s Trust Company, the best Lite Insurance Cotn , pany, as reported by Insurance Commission i ers. in the United States. Will be triad to see friends and patrons in my new quarters. Jan,34~tf. 15. C. WASHINGTON, Agt, Col R. P. Chew. W. O. Norria. CHEW & MORRIS, Charles Town, Jefferson County, W. Va. Real Estate and Loans. BUT AND 8KLL FARMS, LOTS AND BOOSES, COAL AND TIMBER LANDS, NEGOTIATE LOANS ON REAL ESTATE OR OTBER SECURITIES. INVESTMENTS Carefully Arranged. All Business Conducted Confidentially and Willi Strict Promptness. April 18-y. DO YOU KNOW That the surest way for a young person to be come self-supporting is to get a thorough knowledge of t-horth-ind and typewriting? If .he learns bookkeeping all the belter. In se curing this education he must not overlook the important subjects of writing and spell tug. We make a specialty of these essential studies, and for the sum o'f $50 a person may attend the day scssiou for a period of ten months. Six mouths is found sufficient in some eases, and iu others only five mouths is uccessary, but we do not wish anyone to be deceived in thinking that these cases are the average, for they arc not. Yon had better count on ten months. If you are at work dur ing the day we will give you three months (13 weeks) for only $10, nfeht sessions. This is a reducod rate aud is just one half the day rate, A beautiful catalogue will be sent yon on application, but we prifcr to have you come aud see us. A good time to call is after five iu the eveuiug. WOOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE, 311 East Capital Street, Oet. SI- Washington, D. C. Hour and Feed Store. The undersigned has removed his Flour and Feed Store to the west room of the Daluarn building, Mailt street, Charles Town, where he will offer FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE, and couduct the USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINS "?>* Flour, Feed, <fcc.,Fold at rates to suit the times. Will be pleased to have the calls of a!l in}* old customers, and respectfully solicit the patronage of the public iu general. April 5. GEO. II. TURNER. THE JEFFERSON COOPERAGE COMPANY, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., manufacturers of FLOUR, APPLE AND LIME BAR ELS, AND OAK STAVES AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF COOP ERAGE STOCK. Malu Office and Yard on BjI Line. o A specialty of FLOUR AND APPLE BAR RELS, which will be sold at reasonable prices. Will pay ?4 per cord of 128 cubic feet for irood Stave and Heading Timber, delivered at Factory. FIRE WOOD, in any lengths, sold aud delivered on short uotice. July IS, lS99-y. WHEN YOU VISIT WASHINGTON ?GO TO CAMPBELL'S VIENNA DINING AND LUNCH ROOMS, Nos. 814 and SI6 F. St. N. IF., (BETWEEN 8T1I and 9th STS.,) Washington, D. C. MEALS 15 and 25 cts. NO liquors. Nov. 7?ly. PHOTOGRAPHS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS, CRAYONS, WATER COLORS, FRAMES, ETC., AT H. B. FUNK & CO.'S BISHOP building, Charles Town, W. Va. Nov. 2S. C. F. WALI., Dealer in LXSTE STOCK, charles TOWN, JEFF. CO., W. VA. STOCK Bought and Sold on Commission.? Will also assist parties iu Purchasing Stock on a reasonable per cent-age. January 2o, lS'.G. P. D. Davis. J. A* Emmert. DAVIS & EMMERT, House <fc Sign Painters, charles TOWN, W. VA. Paper Hanging and Graining a specialty. Prices moderate, work executed promptly and satisfaction guaranteed. A pail 7. lS9f>. A FURNACE FOR SALE CHEAP. We have an excellent one. been used a short time, and is almost as good as new. Those in want of one will do Weil to call on u3ut once, Jan. 16, 1800. easterday & CO. Some Reasons Why You Should Insist on Having EUREKA HARNESS OIL Uuecj ualetl by any other. Rend ers bard leather soft. Especially prepared. Keeps out water. heavy bodied oil. Harness An excellent preservative. Reduces cost of your harness, fjevcr burns the leather; its Efficiency is increased. Secures best service. Stitches kept from breaking. Oil |s sold in all Localities Manufactured hjr Standard Oil Company. Strasburg Curb Quarries. Will get. out and furnish to order all kinds of CURBING, STONE STEPS, CROSSINGS, WINDOW SILLS, BASES FOR TOMBSTONES, ETC., Cut from the BEST VALLEY LIMESTONE. All orders addressed to GEO. W. ARMENTROUT, local agent at Charles Town, W. Va., will re ceive prompt attcution, May 2. 1899?if. Dr. Humphreys' Specifics cure by acting directly upon the disease, without exciting disorder in any other part of the system. so, 1?Fevers, Congestions, Inflammation*. .25 2?Wormi, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25 3?Teething. Colic, Crying,Wakefulness .25 4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults 25 7?Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis 25 8?-Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache 25 9?Headache, Sick Headache, Vertigo.. .25 10?Dyspepsia. In digestion, Weak Stomach. 2 5 11?Suppressed or Painful Periods 25 12?Whites, Too Profuse 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 19?Catarrh. Influenza. Cold In the Head .25 20?Whooplng-Coug h 25 27?Kidney Diseases 25 2S?IVerrous Debility 1.00 30?Urinary Weakness* Wetting Bed 25 77?Or!p. Hay Fever 25 Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases at your Druggists or Hailed Free. Sola by druggists, or sent on receipt of price. Humphreys' Med. Co., Cor. William 6. John Sts., New York. - Established 1858. Successor to K. D. Shugcrt & Bro. R. D. SHUGERT, Manufacturer of aud Dealer in Harness, Saddles, Collars LEATHER AND 8H0E FINDINGS. Jobber in Sadler's Hardware. wuirs, FLY NETS, FUR AND PLUSH LAP ROBES. HORSE BLANKETS. If yon want the Best Harness Oil come and try the Diamond Black Leather Oil. 1 keep iu stock the Pure Nentsfoot Oil. I have the agency for the Wilbur Seed Meal, for Horses. Cattle. Hogs, Sheep and Poultry. It is good for hog cholera. Wilbur Egg Food makes the hsns lav I have the county right of the Lightning Harness Hooker. Come and see It. It is the best safety attachment out for Harness. I pay the Highest Market Cash Prices, all the year, for Beef Hides, Horse Hides. Calf Skins, Sheep Skins and Fur Skins of all kiuds. Mail o ders solicited. Prompt attention to all correspordeuce. It. D. snUGERT, Dee. 12, 1899. Charles Town, W. Va. Reamer's Howard House Howard and Baltimore Sts., BALTIMORE, MD. To My Old Patrons and the Traveling Public: Having had a very liberal share of the pub lic patronage during the pa?t five years, 1 felt encouraged to re-leu6e the Howard House for a term o~f years, and have at great expense refurnished and refitted the hotel from top to bottom. Am better prepared than ever to ac commodate the publi^. My aim will be to give first-claiss accommodations at $2.00 per day. Country merchants and commercial travellers will find it the most centrally loca ted hotel in the city. Respectfully, | Sept. 25, 1894. J AS. REAMER, WM. RUTI.EDGE, CilAULES W. GRIME3, Pioprletor. Hahry E. Hewitt, Clerks. Hotel Berkeley, Northeast- Ccrncr Public Square, MARTI NSBURG, W, VA. 'Bus to and from all trains. April 1, *99. Hart Hotel, No. 217, 210 aud 221 N. Market street, WINCHESTER, VA. Rates $1 per Day. Reduccd Kates by the Week. The new management, will pay strict atten tion to the comfort of gnest-s. June 13/99. S. D. McDONALP, Prop. Everett House, Opposite People's National Bank, XIARTINSBURG. W. VA. H. 8. LEAGUE, Proprietor. Rates $1 per day. Special rates to week aud ; mouthlv boarders. Aug.*25. m Virginia Hotel, BERRY VILLE. CLARKE CO., VA. Mrs. Anil 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 times assured of a cordial welcome andgenuiue hos pitality. Rates moderate. July 6, 1880?y. NEW BARBER SHOP, IN REAR OF WATSON HOUSE. I take this method of informing the public that I have opened a BARBER SHOP fu rear of Hotel Watson, and eruarantee FIRST-CLASS WORK and polite attention.. Hopiug to receive a share of the public patronage,*! remaiu most respectfully, James H. Thompson. Nov. 28. MONEY to patent good ideas may be se cured bv our aid. The Patent Record, Baltimore, Md. Jane 18-1 y. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON. i = Charles Town. W. Va.. Mat 8* 1900. Oro. W. Haines. - Editor aud Proprietor. ?1.50 in Advance ; f2 if not Pu?d in Advance. CALL AND PLAN OF COUNTY PRI MARY. The Democratic Executive Committee of Jefferson county, West Virginia, at a meeting held on the 27ih day of April. 1900, make? the call for a Primary Elec tion and adopts the following plan for the government and conduct of the said Democratic Primary Election in said eouuty: First. The primarv election S3r*tem 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, County Surveyor,Men?bers of the Board of Jbducaiioii, ConstahloB, and Members of the County Kxrcutivo Committee. Secondly. Th* P? imary election shall bo bold at each voting pric:nct in tho county. ?cd shall be held in ac cordance with tve provisions of the Primary Election Law, rf Chapter Sixty-seven of the Acts of West Vir ginia Legislature of lc9l. to tho provisions of? whi^h candidates are referred for iustru tion The voters shall b-? required to voto in the product of which they are residents. The j?ri mary election shall be urder the man agement of th ree(3) commissioners, two or whom shall be the Democratic Com missioners appointed by the County Conrt to hold the l*Bt regular election, and they to appoint the third comniis ssoner; the said three commissioners to appoint one or more clerks. In the event said commissioners fail to act.the members of the Executive Committee from bach pr- cinct shall sppoint compe tent commissioners tu hold said election. The commissioners and r !ork? shall l>e sworn to rorrectly and faithfully con duct said election and to protect it against fraud ard unfairness and to make correct returns thereof. No one except the Commissioners and the 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 leet of the polls. And the Cruhn issioneiM are specially authorized to havo these piovisions car ried out funv for *he take of harmony at??i irond o d r. Thirdly. At the c]oso of t..e polls the commissioners shall count 'ii? ballots and record the voto in writing which each candidate recci s-ps for tho olflce for which he is a candidate, and the result shall becertili-d by the CQinmi*sioc ers as follows: here by certify that receiv ed? votes f;r office of at tho Primary Elec/iou this day held at tie pre cinct in. Di: - trict Commissioners. [ CJerks. Fourthly. The Commissioners slinll forward the poll hooks, certiticatps, and ballots, under seal to tli* Courty Clerk to h? delivered by him to the Chairman of the County Executive Committee, to bo held and recounted in case of contest within two davs after the closing of the polls by the Couty Executive Commit tee which shall meet at 10 o'clock, a. m., on the 29 day of May, 1900. at the Court House in Charles Town, West Virginia, and shall open and count the vote and declare the result The candidates re-: ceiving the highest, number of votes for the respective offices for which they have been candidates, shall be declare'd by the said Executive Committee to be tno Democratic nominees for .the said oillcos.' Fifthly. As to who may vote, the duty of the Commissioners shall be to receive the votes of all who supported the Democratic ticket at the Presidential Election in the year 1S96, 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 trevt election, of all yoan<f<vica known to bo Demo crats who will be of age at the next general el. ction, and none others. Sixthly. Each person desiring to be a can didate at such primary election, shall, ten days prior thereto, furnish to John M. Daniel, Chairman County Executive Committee, (P. O. Charles Town, Jeff. Co., W. Vti.,) in writ ing, his full name and the officc for which he desires to lie a candidate, which shall be ac companied by the biiiis named belojv, to paj the expenses of the primary election: Sheriff' . ...!.. ......... $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 60 And in the event the above assessment of Candidates is not sufficient to cover the ex penses, the Chairman is authorized to increase the assessment pro rata. Seventhly. Shouid there be a tie vote be tween two or more candidates, the choice shall be made by drawing lots by the tied candi dates, or it may be decided by the said Exec utive Committee in any manner that the can didates may agree upon. Eighthly. The names of all the candidates shall be placed on one ticket, under the re spective heading of the positions or offices for which they are candidates, and the voter will erase the numes of all except the person or persons he desires to vote for. If more than one name for each oflice should be allowed to remain on the ticket by the voter, the ballot for that office shall not be counted, and no name triU be placefl on the ticket unb'ss the can didate compl en with Ru?r (0) six, as abooe. The time for holding the primary election shall be SATURDAY, THE 20TII DAY OF MAY, 1900, from I o'cl ck p. m till sunset; except that at H-irfer's Kerry ami Bolivar the polls are to be kept open till 1) o'clock p. ni. The commissioners of election will see t > it that the return* of this primary election are deliv ered to the Clerk of the County Court of said County, by ten o'clock a. m,, oil the 355th day of May, 1000. Ninthly. The voting at such election shall he bv ballot, and the mo le of preparation, distribution and depositing of ballots at sucn primary election, >h II he that pre scribed by section 33 and subsequeurit sec tion ; and section 45 of chapter 3"(of general election law?) of the code; except that the preparation, printing and distribution of ballots shall he under the supervision of the chairman of the County Executive commit tee ; and the voting place at each precinct established for the regu'ar election shall be the placj for holding this election, end booths jre dispensed with for this election. Tenthly. The names of candidate-* for State Senate and t i?trict Delegates shall be printed on the tickets, instead of placing the names of delegates to conventions to noroi nate such candidates, and the voter shall cast his vote direct for the candidate foi these respective offices, and such candidate receiving the higlifst number of votes at any precinct at this Primary election, shall be entitled to the delegates from such pre cincts carried by him. and shall name his own delegates from such nrecints to the Senatorial and District Delegate Conven tions respectively. The basis of representation for the Sena torial and District Delegate Conventions shall he one delegate for every one hundred votes and a majority fraction thereof, on the basis of the last Democratic Presidential vote. Eleventhly. The Secretary of this Execu tive Committee shall make out the pol] books, and have the tickets printed. The Democratic papers of this county art requested to publish the proceedings of tliii meeting. The Committee rccomraends that precinci meetings he held at the various precincts ox: Saturday, May 12, to elect delegates to Dis trict Convention, at Charles Town. May IG and the State Conventions at ParkersSur? JuneC, and also to the Congressional Con vention at a date to be named later by tb< Congressional Executive Committee. J NO. M. DANIEL, Chairman, J W. Stbideb, Secretary pro tem. Items of Interest. Shepherd College commencement has been fixed for Wednesday, June 20. Morgan county Republicans have in structed for U. S. G. Pitzerfor Congress and A. li. White for Governor. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for May is a bright and dainty Springtide number, full of timeliness and variety. A house and lot on Camp Hill, Har per's Ferry, was sold at public sale by J. M. Mason, Jr., special commissioner, to Rtv. G. J. Hill, for $500. Judge John H. Holt, of Huntington, says he cannot, for personal business reasons, be a candidate for the Demo cratic gubernatorial nomination. The Supreme Court of this State has decided that it is not within tbe lawful power of a city council to grant an exclu sive privilege to a private corporation. The United States Supreme Court has rendered a decision sustaining the con viction of a dealer selling cigarettes in violation of the anti-cigarette ordinance of the city of Chicago. Capt. Geo. W. Harrison, of Piedmont, passenger agent of the West Virginia Central Railroad, will likely be the Re publican nominee for the Legislature in Mineral county. Gen. Robert White, division command er of Confederate Veterans of this SCate, has appointed Mrs. Geo. M. Donaldson, of Charleston, sponsor, and Miss Helen Q. Gallaher of the same city, and Miss Bessie _McLain of Wheeling, maids of honor to represent the West Virginia Division at the coming Confederate re union in Louisville. Dr. Humphreys' Specifics for children. ?Dr. Humphreys' Specific Manual con tains a special chapter on the diseases of children. Welcome to any mother. Sent free on request; Humphreys' Medicine Co., Cor. William & John Sts , N. Y. Mayor Smith, of the city of Charleston in this State, has delved deep into city ordinances and has discovered that no business can be transactedin that city on Sundays, outside of selling newspapers and keepingopen hotels, restaurants and drug stores. The hotels, restaurants and drug stores have been notified not to sell gum, cigarettes, tobacco, soda water or anything that is not an actual necessity on Sunday. The " Lost Cause " tor April contains as a leading article an interesting illus trated skectliof the "Stonewall Brigade," by Mr. Joseph M'Murran, of Shepherds town in this county. The same issue gives a fine half-tone engraving of Maj. T- Ogden Murray, of this place, one of the 600 officers taken from Fort Delaware prison, August, 1S64, and placed under fire of our (Confederate) guns shelling Morris Island. " A Single Fact Is worth a shipload of argument." What shall be said then, of thousands of facts? Kyery cure by Hood's Sarsaparilla is a fact, presenting the strongest possible evidence of the merit iof this medicine Thousand and thousand of such facts prove that Hood's Sarsaparilla will cure all diseases caused or promoted by im pure blood, It is the best medicine money can buy. Indigestion, nausea are cured by Pills. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of L+vzrTK 4<toCC*&AS COMniTTEE MEETING. A meeting of the Democratic Congression al Committee for this Congressional District, is hereby culled for May 15tli. at 4 p. m.f at Charles Town, cfTereon co.,for tfce purpose of flxinir the t me and naming the place for hold ing the convention to nomiuate a candi ut< for Congress in said District and to transact any other business that may properly come before the Committee. W. B. CORN WELL, (.hrn'n. Hon. John T. McGraw has purchased a handsome summer cottage at Deer Park, Md., from ex-Senator Davis, for which he paid *8,ooo. | After He Comes f hc^s a hard enough time. Every- ^ thing that the expectant mother a can do to help her child she should i* do. One of the greatest blessings t she can give him is health, but to do this, she must have health her self. She should use every means to improve her physical condition. She should, by all means, supply herself with Mother's Friend. It will take her through the crisis easily and quickly. It is a liniment which gives strength and vigor to the muscles. Com mon sense will ? show you ' that the stronger the muscles are, which bear the strain, the less pain there will be. A woman living in Fort Wavne, Ind., says: " Mother's Friencf did J wonders for me. Praise God for ? your liniment." ? Read this from Hunel, Cal. % " Mother's Friend is a blessing to fj all women who undergo nature's ? ordeal of childbirth." Get Mother's Friend at the drag store. SI per bottle. ? THE BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., ? Atlanta, Go. ? Write for otzr free illustrated book, "Before $e? fl Baby Is Born." A Fine Baby Makes any mother proud. There are a great many proud mothers whose chil dren have been puny and sickly until they began the use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip tion. That medicine ?which w makes weak wom en strong" has given tliem the strength to bear hearty, and healthy children for the first time. "Six years ago after the birth of one of niv children I was left in a weak run down condition," says Maria O. Havzcl, writing from Brookland, D. C. ?My health "seemed utterly gone. I suffered from nervousness, female weakness and rheu matism. Life was a burden. I doctored with three different physicians and got no relief. I tried several patent medicines, all with the same result. I began to get worse and to add to the complications I suffered terribly from con stipation. I chanced to see oue of "your adver tisements and 1 commenced to take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription and 4Pleasant Pellets' and began to improve right away, and continued improving and gaining in strength. I cannot express the relief, it was so great. Seven months later my little daughter w&? born with out much trouble.* I feel that I would never have been able to endure ray confinement only by the help due solely to Dr. Pierce's medicines. She was a fine healthy child and the only one I have ever been able to nurse. She is now two years old and I have never had to take any medicine since, so I feel.that your medicine has made a lasting cure with me." Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medil Adviser is sent free on receipt stamps to defray expense of mciling only. Send 21 one-cent stamps for the book in paper binding, or 31 stamps for cloth. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. S3 MAX THEODORE, Hagley'a Corner, has in itock one* of tin 'Cation, and is the finest lines of shoes In ttal* sellintr them at rock-bottom prices. Ladies1 6boea from $1 up to $3. and nen'a and boys shoes from $1 up to J4.E0, For Housekeepers. It has been brought to the attention of j this paper that a baking powder is of fered for sale here which contains alum, j Alum is unfit for food, producing indi- ^ ?estion, alum heart, sallow complexion, :onstipation and attendant ills. It is not fair to our people that such a substancc disguised as a baking powder should be sold in order to allow a maker or a grocer a little more profit, regardless of the health of the family. Good baking powder costs about forty five cents a pound. Alum baking pow der is .sold for twenty-five cents a pound or less. The difference in cost between a good and wholesome baking powder and an alum powder would not exceed a dol lar for a whole year's supply. People are very foolish to take the risk and sutler ill health for the sake of a few pennies, which atter all are not saved. Good bakinc powder is one of the most useful things in the household, and we seriously urge our readers to save their i health, and money also in the end. by iusistmg upon having a good brand like Royal, Dr. Price's or Cleveland's. sn!d j9An 'UOUUT33 awid J 1 *3J'l J? 3SE3l AV3U v PEH I J! jaaj j "3DHOU Aui o} ui3ni3t[Snojq IBifv aqi JOj jnjaiBjS aq J9A3 I '3JHJ? l33ltAV"^!i 3JB J3AH jnoA ;?nJ/ja 1? |3911AV=^H 3|ll" ?sajqriojj p3Jpu;n llB PUE SS3U -snoijiq '3DipunT3f ?U0l}BcInSU03 'bub[bui 'ipruiojs jnos 'Eisdad -sAp '3ipBpB3q spis aoj 3JriD ojnj -osq^ UB 'SHIJ J3Aiq s."nX ^ asBasip jsuibSe Apoq aip XjtiJOJ ?UOliBDlii^Ioj Suoa^s V DELEGATE CONVENTIONS. At a meeting of the Democratic State Exec utive Committee of We??t Virginia, held* Charleston on tbc 25th day of January. 1000. it wa. ordered that the twelve delegate* to which the State of Wc?t Virginia is eutitled in tin* next Democratic National-Convention (to be held at Kama* City. Mo.. ontbe*h day of July. 1900). to nominate candidate*"or President and Vice President ol the United 3ta?c?, be selected as follows: Tlie Democrat* itj cacb county in the s'?}* cball appoint at such time and ula"*. andI tu ,uch n'anncr as Hie Democratic Evecntlv. Committee of cacb ceui.ty may determine. Delegates to the Congressional Diftrict Con- ( vertions to bo beld in each of the four Con gressional DUtrleU of the State, on the 161 H DAY Or MAT, 1900, at tlie following places: n, . . Iu the First Cot!grc<eionaI Distrirt. at Clarksburg. in tbe County of Harrison: in the Second Congi? sional ?>ift i_t, at Charles Town, in the Couniy of Jeffenon: ui tbt Third < ctoer??fflSonal District, at Charleston, in tbe County of Kanawba: in the Fourth Congressional Distict, at Point Pleasant, In the County of Mawin. Each of raid Congressional District Con ventionft shall appoint one Ddyatc-at-Large and one alternate Iherefor, and two District Delegate*, and two alternate* tb<-ref"-, Jo represent tb? Democracy of VSeat Mrginia In ?aid National Convention. The baeU of representation in each ox saio Coogref6ioir.il Disti let Conventions will be one vote for each one iinndred vote* and fraction thereof over tllty cast for W. }. Bryanfor Pres lie at. at the November election of lSVto. and each couniv is requested to appoint inch nnm er of Uclegate* to each Congrcsclonal District Convention as is equal to the number of votes it may be entitled to by the above basis of rep??ng<to?-EDJU3TOJJ, Ch'm. WILLIAM A. OHLEY. See'y. iiocDr Miles' Nervb Puarms for SPIRAL WEAKNESS. AH druggists sell 'em tor 25c ANNOUNCEM ENTS. All Announcements Payable in Advance. For Sheriff. The underpinned announces himself as a candidate for tho oflice of Sheriff of JcfFVrson county, W. Va , subjec: to the action of the Democratic primary. DEPUTIES. Win. M. Bums. Charles Town District. C. W. Conrad, Kablet ?\vn Distri t. James Grantham, Middlewray District. D. II, Nichols. Harper's Ferrv District. R. H. Phillips. Jailor. J. D. B1LLMYER. For Sheriff. The undersigned announces himself as a candidate for chuVi/T of Jefferson County, W. Va.. subject to the decmou of the voters at "the Democratic primary eleetiou. L. C LUCAS. DEPUTIES. Charles Town District?George Porterfield. Harper's Ferry?D. ?. Heukle. Middle way?W. G. Bates. Kabtetown?.Ttdin L. Bams. Jailor?S. C Young. For Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Ed;tor. Please give me space in your paper to sav to my fellow-cllixcus of Jefferson county that I am a candidate for the oflice of Prosecuting Attorney, subject to their action at the Democratic Primarv Election. * FORREST W. BROWN. For Prosecuting Attorney. Wo are n thorized t.? announce JAMES M. MASON, JR.. as a candidate fox Prosecuting Attorney of ..efcersou county, subject- toDem ocratic prima y. * For State Senator. We arc authorized to announce Col. J. GARLAND HURST us a candidate for Stato Senator from this, the 13th Senatorial District, subject to the action of tho Democratic Pri mary. For State Senator. I hereby ntinonnce myself q candidate for Rb-bi.kctios to the scut In the Slutc Senate of Wcbt Virginia from the 13th District. of which 1 was illegally deprived last year iij au un scrupulous Itupiiti ii-nu majority. Mt candi dacy in subject to the wishes of the Democratic nsirty expressed at Its nominalIne primary election. Wll. CAMPBELL. For the Legislature. J hereby announce myself aa a candidate to represent .lefferi>on Counlv In tho next West Virginia Legislature, subject to the Demo cratic Primary, pledging my beat anilities to the service of my constituent, should they honor mc with rc-clectlon. ? R. W. MOHROW. For Assessor. I announce myself as a candidate for Asses sor in the 2ud District of JcfTersou county, subject to the Democratic Primarv. ' W. C. DANIELS. For Assessor. The undersigned hereby announce, himself a candidate for re-election to the oflice of As sessor for tho First District, subject to tho action of the Couuty Primary. D. GRIFF DONNELLY. For Assessor. Wo are authorized to announce Mr. W. P. BELL as a cundldatu for Assessor In the Fir?t D strict of Jcfferioa county?subject to the Democratic Primary. For Assessor. We arc author zed to announce Mr. J. P. CONLY as a candidate for Assessor In the first district, subject to the action of tho Democratic primary,* For Assessor. To the Democratic Voters of Jefferson County 1 hereby announce myself as a candidate for the ollice of Assessor of Jefferson County, lu first district. >ubject to the action of tho Democratic primaries. i( elceted to said oft lice I promise to perform the duties faithfully. ? . TH08. R. MOORE. For Assessor. We arc authorized to announce Mr. II. TAYLOR Llr?K as a candidate for Assessor iu the Secoud District?subject to the action of the Democratic Primary.* For Assessor. _ I hereby au ounce mysell as a candidate for Assessor for lie Second District of .)eff>-rson county, subject to the action of the Demo cratic primary. I promise If elected that I will faithfully and satisfactorly attend to tho duties of said oflice. I most respectfully aslc the supporcof the Democracy ot tho county. * C. R. LAMAR. For Assessor. We 'ire authorized to announce Mr. J, ALBERT LINK as a candidate--subject to the Democratic Primary?for Assessor in the Second DI trict of Jefferson county. ? For Assessor. We ?rc authorized to announce Mr. J. W. QARDNKR as a candidate for Assessor In the Second district of Jefferson ^County?subject to tbe Democratic Primary. ? For Assessor. We are authorized and requested to an nounce the name of E. E. DuNNAWAY for Assessor in the 1st Assessorlal District, subject to the action of ibe Democratic primary.* For Surveyor. I hereby announce myself as a c&ndi late for Conoty Surveyor of Jefferson county, sub ject to the uctioii of the Democratic priina ries. JAMES K. HENDRICKS. For County Commissioner, We nre authorized to announce Mr. DANIEL iieflebowek a* a candidate for Connty Commissioner In Kabletown District?aubject to the Democratic Primary. If elect>d ha uromises a faithful and conscienti us dis ? arjre ?.f the dutie of the office, for the beat interest, of alt the people. For County Commissioner. We are authorized and requested to announce 3. F. MOLKK, of Jlillvl l?. lor Couuty Com missioner of Harper's Ferry District, subject to the action of tnc Democratic primary. For Justice of the Peace. We are authorized to announce Mr. C. PUANK OALLAHEK aa is < undid sic for Jua tice of the Peace of Chariea Town District subject to the Democratic Primary. For Justice of the Peace. We are authorized to announce DAVfD HOWELL, KSQ. as a candidate for re-elec tion to the office of Juatice of the Peace, sob ject to act on of the Democratic primaries. For Constable. Mr. J. A. R. MATHENA will tie a candidate for re-election a? Constable of Cbarlea Town District?subject to tbe Democratic Primary.* Lichtnixc Ice Cream Freezers At C. N. Coleman's. We are showing an extensive stock of boys' and children's suits tn the latest spring styles. The patterns are very at tractive, and prices extremely moderate, These suits are of the celebrated "Mrs. Hopkins" make, which is a guarantee of their excellence, Wm. Kahx, Sadler piock.