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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON.
ClIARI.M Tow*, JtFFERKON COUNTY, W. VA TUESDAY"MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1S00. Geo. W. IIaines, ? Editor and Proprietor. *<1.50 in Advance; ?2 if*not Paid in Advance. Democratic Ticket. EltdUm Tuesday, November G, 1900. For President. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, -of Nebraska. For Vice President. ADLAI E. STEVENSON, ' of Illinois. For Electors, JOHN W. DAVIS, of Harrison, E. M. GILKE80N. of Wood. J. B. BRENNEN. of Ohio. FOKHEST W. BROW N, of Jefferson. JOHN A. PHESTOV. of Greenbrier. JOHN M. HAMILTON, of Calhoun. O For Cougress. THOMAS B. DAVIS. of Mineral County. o? , For Governor. JOHN H. HOLT, of Cabell. For Auditor, JAMES H. MILLER, of Summers. For Superintendent of Free School**, BOB Kit T A. ARMSTRONG, of Mouougalia. For Attorney General. GEORGE M, McCOY, of Tyler. For Treasurer J. GARLAND IIUIIST. of Jefferson, For Judge's Supreme Court Appeals, JOHN W. ENGLISH, of Mason: WILLIAM G. BENNETT, of Lewis, o For the State Senate, WILLIAM CAMPBELL, of Jefferson. -o For House of Delegates?7tli District. HARRY S. CUSHWA, of Be kfchy, ROSS M.. FISHER, of Morgan. For House of Delegates, R. W. MORROW. For Sheriff. J. DAVIS BILLMYER. For Prosecuting Attornev. JAMES M MASON, JR, For Assessor First Di?triet. D# G. DuNNELlY. For Afpessor Seeond District. J. W. GARDNER For CountvCommirsioner. K:ibleto\ru District. DANIEL IlEFLEBOWER. For Co. Co!u:ni5sior,er. Harpers Ferry District. T. BOTELER MOOI'.E For County Snrvevor. JAMES K. HENDRICKS, '1 o new cash in advance subscribers we will send the Smkit of Jf.kkkrson from cow until after the Presidential election for 25 cts, or from now until January 1, 1902, for ?jx.50. Hon. John Sherman, of Ohio, -died in Washington City yesterday. Maj. A. W. McDonald and Jas. M. Mason, Jr., spoke at Bakertou Wednesday 'light. Col. Forrest W. Brown and Maj. A. \V. McDonald-Spoke at Middleway Saturdav night; ? lien. Ryan, of Ohio, addressed the Republicans at the court-house Wednes day nij;ht. Get your mounted men ready 'for the Hg Democratic Club demonstration in Charles Town next Saturdav. In consequence of the funeral of Hon. ^ : I? L'? ^ il.-on, the Republican and Democratic meeting- setforCli.riesTown last Friday were both called olt. Willis J. Abbott, manager of the Dem ocratic National Campaign Bureau, pre d.cts that Mr. Bryan is sure of election with 272 electoral votes, or 4S to spare. Bear in mind that every Democratic Club in the county, in accordance with the suggestion from the national head-1 quarters, is expected to take part in the grand club demonstration next Saturday in Charles Town. The Republican pressof this Senatorial District if giving utterance just now to some very nice sayings about Col. G. \V. Z. Black. As a purely personal matter we might do something of the same kind. ^Politically,however, we caution all Dcmo ? crats to be sure and vote for William Campbell, the regular Democratic nomi nee for State Senator, and the straight Democratic ticket throughout. r, E. M. Gilkeson, who was made a candidate for presidential elector by the Democratic state convention, has re signed from the ticket and Mr. D. II. Leonard is named by the state committee as his successor. Mr. Gilkeson is cashier of the Second National Bank of Parkers burg. and there being a question as to the elegibility of national bank officers to act as presidential electors, he obviated gtj^^fficiilty as to his case by voluntarily withdrawing from the ticket. Hon.r-. w.w? . ;.r: ? ?: :i addnws, : a Krcat Democratic meeting in l'arkersburg Thursday last,, atid the sen tinel say it was one of the most masterly presentations of the political problems ever heard in that city. Mr. Walker VV'fco has I ;t icturaed from a very sncl 6*sfiil er.mpar' n tour in the western part of the State, reports the Democratic cam paign-Tres are burning brightly, and conudent'y predicts that victory will percl, on our banners in November next Hon. Win. L. Wilson, President of Washington and Ltc University and ex Postmaster General, is dead. Our boy hood friend, and our friend of maturer years, is no m?re. The heart oi our whole commuuity is in mourning, and v. ithiu our own there is a sad vacuum. In sweet, silent Edge Hill, near the home arid people he loved so well, his body will r- '! until the resurrection morn. His s ul lias gone to jo:n the immortal spirit of I.ee and Jackson and the innumerable host neath the shade of the trees 011 the ether side. hs-President Cleveland, who came to Charles Town to attend the funeral of Hon. Wm. L. Wilson, was a guest at the Carter House Thursday night and Friday morning, and our people generally called and paid their respects to the distin guished visitors, Mr. Cleveland and ex Congressman Strauss, of New York, came on the special train which went to Lexip Jton for Mr. Wilson's body. Mayor Washington took Mr. Cleveland ?a-Kl Mr. Strauss out for a drive Friday morning, and in the afternoon they were 1 inched at the residence of Mr. Bushrod C. Washington, a lieutenant of Mr Wil son's company (the Baylor Light Horse) i 1 the Civil \\ ar, v, ho resides in the beauti ful Wilson homein this place. Later they were driven to Harper's Ferry by Messrs. Richard Randolph McMahon and C. R. U in. and spent the night with Mr. lie M.i:,-,i-, l.-avi:igon Saturday morning for their homes. "? Grand Rally of all Democratic Clubs T>f Jefferson Covnty, in Charles Town, Saturday, October 27, 1900, at 2 p. m. Heads of divisions will report to Col. B. D. Gibson, Chief Mar shal of Parade, at Court House. Speak ing alter the parade by HON. A. A. LIPSCOMB and other distinguished Speakers. JNO. M. DANIEL, Chairman, Let each Democratic Club in tliecoun 1 ty vie with its neighbor as' to which will bring the largest and best equipped dele gation into Charles Town next Saturday. A great popular demonstration in New York city Tuesday night marked the visits of Messrs. Bryan and Stevenson, who addressed immense audiences. In enthusiasm and magnitude their recep tion easily surpassed any political demon stration that had ever occured in this county. Major K. 13. McDonald, one of Jeffer son county's most intelligent farmers, in a recent letterto the Baltimore Sun, puts the case this way: In iSy6, when Cleveland was President, I sold my wheat f(11^75 cents per bushel. This year I have sold it at 70 cents, de livered at the same time and place. 1 have had to pay 108 per cent more for binder twine than in 1896, 50 per cent more for fencing wire, horse shoes, nails and all^ kinds of iron used on the farm, 33 per cent more for fertilizers, sugar, coffee, coal oil, cotton and woolen goods. These unnatural conditions are to be at tributed to tile trusts and trade combina tions, fostered and protected under Mr. McKiniey's administration, enabling them so to tax the farmer as.to require one and one-half days' work in this year of prosperity to purchase the same articles that one day's work accomplished in the Democratic vcar of 1896. Pole Raising at Harpers Ferry. The Democrats of Harpers Ferry, Bolivar aud vicinity had a big pole rais '"g Saturday afternoon. The spot select ed for the raising was in file angle at the foot of Sh nandoah street, near the B. & O. station, and in full view from trains passing dach way. Promptly at the ap pointed 1;< ur a fine hickory standing 120 feet out of the ground, cappcd by a new broom ar.d floating to the breeze, the national color ? and a Bryan and Steven son streamer, was hoisted into position without the least impediment, the Charles Town Band rendering " The St.ir-Span gled-Battner, "Dixie." and other en livening airs, and the crowd, at the sug ! gestion of Chairman Thos. Beale, giv ing a lustry three cheers for Bryan. The orators of the day were- lion Geo C Gor ham. former Republican clerk of the Senate, and a. fine talker ; Hon John T XIcGraw, whom Jefferson county audi ences are always delighted to hear ; Gen J VV St Clair, one of the ablest campaign er; in West Virginia ; and our deep-think ing fellow-townsman Hon James M Mason. Altogether our Democratic friends of that end of the county had a very big day, and the members of the Bryan, Stevenson and Hurst-Club of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar and their friends deserve much credit for a move ment resulting in such a successful end ing. Iteras of Interest. Eight cousins of President McKinley, in Nevada, will vote for Brvan. The value of exports from Newport News for August aggregate $=,511,799. '1 he output last year from the eoal mines nlong the B & O railroad was 25, 000,000 tons. The only colored man in Congress is W hitc of North Carolina. lie declines to be a eandidae for re-election. According to census figures the popu lation of Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, has fallen off 27.17 per cent, since 1S90, Mr. Robert Grove, of Shepherdstown, t ? purchased a drug s tore at Dayton. Rockingham county; Virginia, aud has taken charge of it. S II Bloom, of Ilagerstoxvn, purchased rom Charles M Watson, of Hagerstown, 17^1 acres of laud near Falling Waters, Berkeley county, for $2,600. The town authorities of I.uray have awarded contracts for a water supply.? 1'he plan is a gravity system, and the own is supplied with an abundance of freestone water. Doctor your self at home.?Send for a free copy of Dr. Humphreys' Manual, giving treatment, and cure of the sick in ah auments. Humphreys" Company, P, O. Box 1S10, New Vork. Mayor Jones has issued an order in which he warns ali persons I rom loafing >r Standing on the streets of Berryville, thereby ro obstructing the sidewalks that it is impossible for peaceful citizens and laoii s to walk on same. K.J. Lacy, recently nominated by the People's party for Congress from the sec ond district has sent a letter_to the exe cutive Committee declining the nomina tion. In his letter he urges the members of his party to work and vote for Bryau for Presidont and Col. "Tom" B. Davis for Congress. Announcement. T. - accommodate those ivho arc partial to I!ic up * of atomizers is : pptyin- limnlils into till: Iiafal passages for caiur; lml trouble* the' proprietor* prepare Cream Halm in li,,,iid lorin. wliicli will lie kuown as Ely's 1 iqnld <'renin Halm, 1'rice liielndlni; the a.rayinir Jubo^ Is 75 et.s. I>r0ffg!?u or'by imtU. Tlie nt]u:a form cinTrOaiesthe luitlicinul propcitU'P of 'he solid preparation. tn.nn liahii is quickly ubjMirbrd by 1 lin njeialrane niid dors not dry up th<' rem Ilnnsbnt eUain-'es tlijm to a natural and loiltliy eli mid.* Elv Uro there, 55 Warren Si., V, HON. Ifl. WILSON. ?**;. \ vV -3:: Hon. William L.? -Wilson, president of Washington and Lee University and Postmaster General under President Cleveland, died at 9 20 Wednesday morn ing, af Lexington Va. His death was sudden, but not unexpected, and was due to congestion of the lungs, which began Monday afternoon. He had been ill for several months with pulmonary trouble, and recently went West in hopes of re cuperating. The attack of congestion hastened the end. Consciousness was retained until death. From a Lexington (Va,) dispatch to the Washington Post we copy the following sketch of Mr. Wilson's life : William Lyne Wilson was born in Jef ferson County. Va. (now West Virginia). May 3, 1S43. He was the only son of Benjamin Wilson, formerly of King and Queen County, and Mary Whiting Lyne. his second wife. His father died when young Wilson was but four years of age. The old Charles Town Male Academy was the scene of his early education*. His after education was at Columbian College, Washington, where he took the degree of A. B. in i860, when only seventeen years of age, and at the University of Virginia. During the civil war fie served as a private in the Confederate service. After the war, in 1865, he took the degree of A. M. at Columbian College. He was also a graduate in law from Columbian. He was also an LL. D. of Columbian Uni versity, Washington City, and Hampton Sidney, Virginia. From 1865 to 1871 he was assistant professor of Latin in Co lumbian University. In 1871, after the lawyers' test oath was annulled, he began the practice of law in his native county at the county seat, Charles Town, with his cousin and former comrade, Capt. George Baylor, In 188a he was elected president of the University of West Vir ginia. Mr. Wilson's acceptance of the univer sity presidency was received February 17. and his letter of acceptance was in keep ing with the man. " I shall, therefore, enter upon its duties with such expecta tions of success only as shall be founded on patient labor and earnestness of pur pose," was his concluding sentence. On September 15,1897, he was duly in stalled president of the uniAersity before a large gathering of people assembled in the Lee Memorial Chapel. Many distin guished educators ol the United States were present and many letters from other distinguished men, regretting their in ability to be present, were read. He was the ninth president of the venerable Vir ginia University. HIS LIFE AS A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT. Mr. Wilson was in touch with all the students and knew them personally. He was ever alert to their interests?attended their football and baseball games and ap plauded them or their opponents for every good pay. He introduced what is known as the " Wednesday morning lecture." at which time the entire student body as sembled in the memorial chapel prior to the beginning of lectures for the day. and were addressed by Mr. Wilson or by some distinguished visitor. He had the meet ings opened with prayer by one of the ministers of Lexington, after which a choir of students sang a hymn. Then came the address. Mr. Wilson's talks at these meetings were always 011 live topics of the day and became very popular, so much so that each Wednesday morning the chapel would, alter the students were seated, be filled with Lexingtoniaus and other visitors. The daily papers found in these talks a great man's views on the topics of the day, and reported them freely. AN INCIDENT THAT REVEALED THE MAN. His students loved "Mr. Wilson." They had no nickname for him. When it came to discipline, his rule was rigid. Advice he freely gave on all occasions, and admonition when a case required it. The rules of the university were never to be overstepped. On one occasion the foot ball eleven made a Western trip and car ried a htred player. As soon as Mr. Wil son learned of this breach of amateur, or rather collegiate, spirit, a professor was sent immediately who stopped the hirod man Irom playing and remained with the eleven until all the engagements were filled as scheduled, and then brought them home, when Mr. Wilson disbanded the team for the season. If bona fide students could not play, hired players should not, he said. As PostmasterGeneral, Mr. Wilson in stituted many postal reforms, and greatly added to the efficiency of the department. He was a close adviser of the President, and one of the many photographs which adorn the walls of his study in Lexing ton bears the inscription, "A Quiet Eve ning," in which President Cleveland and Mr. Wilson are shown seated at a table piled high with bundles of documents.? A letter attached to the photograph, from the President to Mr. Wilson, states that if Mr. Wilspn will call they will spend a quiet evening examining some cases. HIS POLITIC*!, career. When the Democratic National Conven tion met in 1SS0 Mr. Wilson was present as a delegate, and this marked his en trance into politics. Oo the Hancock i ticket of that yiar he was an elector-at large. In 1SS2, -September 20, he was j made the Democratic candidate for Con- j gross from his district by acclamation,and was elected In Ootubsr. For fice succes sive terms thereafter he served in Con gress. Ilis career in Congress is unsur passed. I11 his second term he was made a member of the Committee on Appro priations, and the chairman, Hon. Sam uel J. Randall, sought his counsel and es teemed him greatly. He was rccognized, as a profound advocate of tariff reform, and was made, in 1S37, a member of the Ways and MeansCommittee, regarded as the highest in the House. He wasone of the fathers ot the "Mills bill." Hisspeecb on this measure gave him a wide reputa tion. He was the permanent chairman of the Democratic National Convention 4n Chicago which nominated Mr. Cleveland, and also made the address in Madison Square Garden when Mr. Cleveland was informed of his nomination. He prepared and introduced the bill to repeal the silver law at the extra session of Congress. He was made chairman of the Ways and Means Committee by Speaker Crisp, and evolved the "Wilson tariff bill" to fulfill the promise of the Democratic party. He stcoi the strain imposed and at the close of the great de bate received the well-earned plaudits of an immense throng in a scene~perh&jjs never before or since witnessed in Con gress. After the arduous task he sought rev 'in Mexico, where he was stricken with ty phoid fever. Before he was entirely re covered, he returned to overcome the ob stacles imposed by the Senate in the way of the bilL' He made a determined fight in the conferencecommitteej and, though unsuccessful yet won further honors. AS A SOLDIER. Mr. Wilson was a private in "The Bay lor Light Horse," Company B, Twelfth Virginia Regiment, Laurel Brigade, Ar my of Northern Virginia. His cousin, Capt. George Baylor, of Charles Town, W. Va., commanded the company, which was personally complimented by Gen Robert E. Lee for a brilliant charge at Rappahannock bridge in 1863. His com rades who survive are now scattered over the United States in every walk of life, and have made their mark, as did- their beloved comrade. To them he was affec tionately known as "Billy" Wilson, and many an old comrade will now find his eyes moisten for Private "Billy" Wilson. Mr.Wilson bad a nod and a cheery smile for all. To those he knew by name his address was that of a near friend. His writings were much sought after, and his contributions to leading dailies were num erous, and leading magazines vied for ar ticles from his facile pen. His "Trusts and Monopolies" attracted wide-spread attention, and the articles were extensive ly copied. He wp.saborn orator, and ah announce ment that he was to make a speech was a sufficient guaranty that a large audience would be present. He swayed his hearers with masterful power, was ever at ease, and always commanded the closest atten tion. One of his most noted speeches was delivered before the legislature of Georgia in 1899. His, perhaps, greatest collegiate oration was one delivered be fore the University of Virginia Alumni Association, in 1S91. He was a regent of the Smithsonian In stitution, of Washington, and was selected as the representative of that body to the meeting of the Royal Institute, of Eng land, which met in London, June, 1899, The ministers, Rev. Thomas A/John son, ? of Hagerstown, Md,; Rev. E.' Jfc. Jackson, pastor ot the Baptist Churchof Winchester, Va.; Rev. A. J. Willis, pas tor of the Episcopal Church at Middle way, Jefferson county; Rev Dr A C Hop kins and Rev Dr C N Campbell, of the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. R. S Coupland, of Zion Episcopal Church of this place. T- Randolph Tucker, chief marshal pf the Washington and Lee University students, numbering 120, who arrived with the body. The pallbearers, Cleon Moore, John M. Howell, B. C. Washington: JohnT. Col ston, General William P. Craighill, Wil liam C. Frazter, N. H. Willis and Sam uel Howell, all of this place, and old friends of Mr. Wilson, and most of them his comrades in the Confederate Army. The hearse The faculty of Washington and Lee, consisting of Prof. H.St. George Tucker, chairman ot the faculty; Profs. A. L. Nelson, Addison Hogue, J. L. Howe, D. C. Humphreys, H, D. Campbell, George H. Denny, C. L. Crow and John L. Camp bell. secretary of the faculty, and Profs. William R. Vance and Martin Buree.. of of the law faculty. Trustees of the university, Williiam A. Anderson and H. T. Barclay, of Lexing ton, and Capt. Thomas C. Ranson, of Staunton, Va. The family carriages, containing Mrs, Wilson, Misses Mary and Bettie Wilson and William H. Wilson, of Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Wilson, of Wash ington, D. C., and Dr. Arthur L. Wilson of Lynchburg, Va.. widow and sons and daughters of the deceased, -one son, Mr. Walter L. Wilson, assistant paymaster in the navy, who is in San Francisco, being unable to be present. Then followed a long procession of ve hicles and pedestrains, attesting the es teem and respect with which the deceased was held in his old home. The scene at the grave was of deep solemnity and such as was never witness ed here before. The services were sim ple. but solemn and impressive, begin ning with the hymn "Lead, Kindly Light," sung by a choir selected from the churches of this place. The burial ser vice of the Baptist Church was impres but owing to the commencement exer cises of his university occuring about that tune, he chose rather to remain. When the Royal Institute met, Mr. Wilson was made a fellow of that body?a high honor to be conferred upon an American, but none too high for the man. ,He was a member of many other learned societies. KNEW DEATH WAS AT HAND. The dread disease which carried him off began its ravages on liis system with alarming vigor in February, 1S99.? He sought the best medical advice in New York City, visiting that city several times. He was not really a well man when he first assumed his duties as president of Wash ington and Lee University. His ardu ous labors on the tariff bill had sapped his system, though never so strong before. Last summer lie spent two weeks at the Red Sulphur Springs. West Virginia.? When seen upon his return lie said: "lam not as well now as I was a month ago, and not ns well then as a month prior." Though feeble, lie attended the duties of his office as president of the university to the end. His last interview was on the Chinese question. Mr Wilson was a profound Christian, God-fearing and God-serving. In his home no kinder parent ever lived, nor a more devoted husband. He married in 1S69 Miss Nannie Huntington, daughter of Rev. Dr. Huntington, president of the Columbian University for many years and for many years prfor to that pastor of the Lexington, Va., Baptist Church, and who retired from active service in iqoo, and made his home with his son-in law. Mr. Wilson's wife aud six grown cli ildren survive him?Dr. Albert Wilson, of Lynchburg, Va.; Walter Wilson, pay master in the United States navy; Allen C. Wilson, of Washington Citv; William H. Wilson, of Lexington, Va,; Miss Mary Wilson, and Miss Bettie Wilson, of Lex ingtou, Va. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of Mr. Wilson took place here last Friday, the special train bearing his body arriving over the B. & O. rail road at 12 o'clock. When the train reach ed the station there were fully 2,500 peo ple there to meet it and show their re spects. The casket was taken into the station, where the body lay in state near ly an hour while it was viewed by a great throng of people. The appearance of the countenance was quite natural, and his features wore a look of peaceful repose. The funeral cortege moved from the station to Edge Hill Cemetery, %vhere the body was laid to rest, in the following order: Surviving members of Co. B. 12th Va. Cavalry, (Baylor Light Horse," Mr. Wil son's immediate comrades in the Civil War.) under command of Lient. Milton Rouss. - John W. Rowan Camp, U. C. V., under command of Maj.E. H. McDonald. sivcly and pathetically read by Rev. Thomas A. Johnson, of Hagerstown, Md. who was formerly pastor of the Baptist Church at Lexington, which Mr. Wilson attended. Rev. Dr. A. C. Hopkitjs delivered a touching prayer, which brought tears to many eyes. He referred to the boyhood of Mr. Wilson, to his manhood audto the honor which he had reflected on his na tive State and country and the incorrup tibility of his life. IJc also referred to his Christian character, saying that "A prince of Isreal" has departed. Ex-Presi dent Cleveland wis visibly impressed with this prayer, and tears coursed down his cheeks. The benediction was deliver ed by Rev. R. S. Coupland, of the Epis copal Church, and while the earth was being put into the grave the choir sang " Asleep in Jesus." The floral offerings were handsome. The casket was covered with beautiful bouquets, and several large wreaths, crojses and harps of roses and chrysanthemums were borne by the students of Hie university. The grave was lined with evergreen, A committee representing the univer sity class of 1901, G. B. Shields and T. A. Bledso; class of 1902, K. W. Crawford, Jr., and H. R. Keeble; clasn of 1903. S. C. Bagley and W. D. Pendleton; class of itjo'4, J. E. Price and E. N. Milton, came with the body on the special train. Out of respect for Mr. Wilson all bus iness was suspended and business places were closed during the funeral. The court-house bell tolled and the flag 011 Rouss Memorial Hall was placed at half most. Powhatan College, John Steven son Seminary, the public graded school and other schools were closed and the pu pils attended the funeral in a boly. The special train which brought the funeral party left at 4 o'clock and return ed to Lexington, bearing with it Mr. Wil son's family. Among the intimate frieuds who accompanied the lamily were Rev. Dr. A. J. Huntington, father of Mrs. Wilson and Miss Christian, of Washing ton, D. C.; Miss "Louise Brockenbough, Miss Ros:\ Tucker and Miss Annie R. White, of Lexington. Among the persons present were: Victor Adler, of the Smithsonian Insti tution; J. C. Hill, of Richmond, railroad commissioner for Virginia, accompanied by his wife; Daniel Annan, cashier of the Second National Bank.C'.imberland. Md.; Judge E. Boyd Faulkner and A. C. Na denbousch, of Maitinsburg. W. Va.; Dr. W. P. McGuIre, Hon. R. T. Barton, Rev. J. R. Graham, of Winchester, Va.; Capt. Thomas D. Ranson, Staunton, Va.; Con gressman A.G. Dayton. of Phillippi, W. Va.; Charles R. K. Varner, Lexington; Hon. A. Mocre. Jr., aud John Y. Page, Berryville, Va.; Rev. S. G. Furguson, pastor ot the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Martiusburg; Richard Randolph McMahon, a regent of the West Virginia University, of Washington, D. C.; Hon. George M. Beltzhoover, E. Hess Reinhart, H. L. Snyder, editor of the Register; A. There's ? no reflection so 1 dainty, no light so charming ss the mellow glow that conies from ,CORDOVA j Wax Candles Prepared in many color tints to harmonize with sur roundings in dining . room, drawing room, \ bed room or hall. Bold / ^ everywhere. Made hy^ STANDARD XvJ S^v. OIL CO- <r^gf| S. Dundridge, ex-melTiber of the West Virginia Legislature of 'Shepberdstown. The Baltimore Son was represented at the funeral fcy Mr. H. D- BeaU; of its editorial staff, J. F. Engle, its Charles Town correspondent, and Mr. C, R. K. Varner.its Lexington correspondent. Telegrams ot condolence were received by. Mrs. Wilson from "many persons, in cluding PresidentMcKinley,ex-President. Cleveland, Hon. Wm. J. Bryan. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, J. G: Carlisle. D. S. Lamont, H.H. Herbert, Frank H. Jones, Charles Broadway Rouss, George. E. Price, H. Kyd Douglass. Isadore Strauss, the faculties of the University ot West Virginia, College of South Carolina and University of Virginia, and others. Attention! Democrats. Regular meeting of the Bryan & Ste venson Club on Friday Evening, October 26. at 7:30 o'clock, at the Court-House. B. D. Gibson. Pres't. Mexico versus the United States: Average value per ton of ore from the following great American mines. Calu met and Ilecla, Quincy. Tamarack. Wol verine, Osceola, and Atlantic, S6.33.? 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Tt e above letters, if not called for within fifteen days, will be sc:>t to the dead letter < fllce P-rsous calling f..r them w ill please s iy that lhey are advertised. L. D. GnT7EsnANF.it, P. M ?-Tate op Ohio. Ciit of Tolkiio, 1 I.t'CASCoUNTI. f Fiiank J. CIIE*rY ntaUcs oath iliat lie is the senior partner of the tlrm of F. J. Chsnev .t Co , doing i'llrlnesa ill ihe Citr of To'edo. Comity and State aforesaid, and that said firm will puy ihe sum of ONE HUNDRED liO!. LAUS lor each and every case of Catarrh that e innot i> ? cured by the life ofllAi.i.'sCAT liitu Cuke. ' FRANK J. CHENEY.. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence. Ibis 6tli dav of December. A.l> 1806. ( ?. ) " A. W. (itHAiSON. j SEAL r Notary I'nblie. llali's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on lbe blood and mucous surfaces of the sifti'm. Send lor testimonials. free. F. .1 CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druiriri.-ts, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are Ihe best. BOYISH PRANKS. Boysgyt into nil kinds of mischief, but rid ing n grindstone is the latest prank on rceo d, Tlirrc need be uc? /cur of disaster, however, when pants are bought of MAX THEODORE, IlagleyV Cc raer. Tjuestion^ for Women Are you nervous? Are you completely nrfiatwted? Do you suffer every month? II you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you have ills which Wine of Cardui cures. Do you appreciate what perfect health would be to you? After talcing Wine of Cardui, thousands like you have real ized it. Nervous strain, loss of sleep, cold or indigestion starts menstrual disorders that are not noticeable at first, but day by day steadily grow into troublesome complications. Wine of Cirdui,used just before the men strual period, will keep the female system in perfect condition. This medicine is taken quietly at home. There is nothing like it to help women enjoy good health. It costs only $1 to test this remedy, which is endorsed by 1,000,000 cured women. Mrs. Una T. Frieburj, East St Louis, III., saysi "I am physically a new woman, by reason of my use of Wine of Cardnl ana Thedford's Black Draught-" In canes requiring (pacta! directions, ad dress . giving [jmpKmu, "The Ladles' Adrls orT Department." The Chattanooga Medi cine Co., Chattanooga. Tenn. WAITED?ACTIVEMAJf OKGOOD CHAK nct?*r to dcHv^r and collect lu West Virginia for old established manufacturing wholesale lioasc. fWO a year, sure pa v. Honesty more than cxperioncc required. Our reference, any bank in any city. Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope Hamifactnrcr*, Third Floor, 331 Dearborn St., Chicago, I ! ! HON. U. F. SKrVELY, the brilliant Indiana Congressman, will speak in CharlesTowii on Thursday, Oct. as. at 7:30 p. ra. GRAND CLUB DEMONSTRATION by "all the Democratic Clubs of thecounty in Charles Town on Saturday, Oct. 27. A big all day and evening affair, with speakers of national reputation, HON. LEMUEL R. VIA. of Virginia, and HON. A. A. LIPSCOMB, of Washington City, will speak in Charles Town on Saturday, Oct 27, 1600. HON. JOHN H. HOLT, Democratic candidate for Governor, will speak in Charles Town at 2 p. m. on Monday, Oct. 29 ; and at Harpers Ferry at S p. m. same day. ATTENTION "DEMOCRATS ! All members of the Young Men's Bryan Liberty League are requested to take part in the Grand Democratic Rally to be held at Charles Town Saturday, Oct. 27. All young men who cast their first vote are requested to take part also. Thos. R. Moore, President. NOTICE |To the Public. Wo have purchased of Mr, G. T. Kuhththls interest, and wirlt to inform our frleuds and the Public thut the business at the SADLER BLOCK Will be continued in all Us branches. UNDERTAKING and Emhalinicg will be done at all hours, when called upon, in the most satisfactory | mauner and at Reasonable Hates, We bundle | A FULL AND COMPLETE LINE OF FURNITURE, Springs, Mattresses. Carpets of 25 designs auds!>h'B, Mattings, Run*. Mats. Baby Car riages and Carts, Sewing Machines, PIANOS AND ORGANS. Call and s^e us and be convinced we ate here to please you. OSBOURM & STRIDER. Oct., 23, 1900. _ CATARRH I Nothing but u local BALW ? remedy <>r clinnge ol BKSS^A^UflF':CO"-01 climate will euro V cc^W . Hpln I CATARRH. Tiro specific Is Ely's Cream Balm It is qufektyAbf orbed. Giv. s Relief at once. Opens and cleanfc* _ ammn Nasal Passages. COLD ?N HEAD Allays Iiiilainma ion. Heals and Protect* ihe Meihtirance. Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell. x*> Mercury. No Injurious dHjig. Regular Size. .r;0 cents; Family Size. SI.00 at Druncists or by mail. ELY ?ROTIItilts. SO Warren St. Now York. Commissioner's Notice. | Notice is hereby uiybn tlrit 1 have the fo? >win? fiduciary accounts !or settlement: Frank Rcckwith and Fnrroit W. Brown, j trustees, under I), ed of Trust, of d uo J my. 38th, IS 3. recorded in Uks county clerk's of fice of Jeflersou lou?ty, W, V., Deed Book 74, page 4.. Gi-orge D. Johnson an.i PhillHp L. Henry, J Administrators of Phillip Henry. Given under 1113* hand this 23rd day of Oc t >bt?r, 1900. CLEON MOOHE. Oct.li3.-2t. Commissioner of A< count-*. LOCAL -AND CLIMATIC This Space Reserved for BROWN BROTHERS' New Advertisement. MS CAUL, ^BAZAR. I Patterns AVON ROLLER MILL. Having purchased the well-known "Avoi. : Mill,*' at Kablctown, JrfFrreon county,W. Va., j I am o crating the fame in tbo best mauu-.r. The iii.U i* fitted out. with a cow. ate Roller Process Equipment and I am therefore en bled to turn out the | A cry l?c?r, FIRST GRADE FLOUR Also have constantly on hand Meal, Feed, Hominy, &c. A good SAW-MILL attached, and wi?I do all kind* of Sawing Cjiiitpin Gr<rdin? a* n*ual. Orders fcl'wlied, iu<" f th?;a i'< n tfnarantred. Feb 20?Gm. W. .11 >U-L\ND. A FREE PATTERN I (hc*v?wn *fk*iioi;>t-? r-ery rub'TiTocr IWauttf;:'. col ored piat** unU v'-t*trnxiotin. OA-in* J, i lauart, aruatic, cxqttUite unci ctrictij up-tv-date design* For Udie-. trIHs an * littte chSMrwj. That e_ f.-j tbc cw of mut other pattern. Hate no ei??r.J i*,r*4jtc ?u.d perf?t Hi. PUBLIC SALE ! OF Garden and Green House property. wphssp ant*, the undfrsfcniedSucci**! ^frnd will < ffcr for fait / ,,ki' mm!^ionera 7V^"y> <Ac 19th day of October "BLQOMFIELD GREEN HOUSES." improvement* consist of three jr^c* houses .varvfnir fr tu 20 to 2.1 "nil cach about 100 fa-t li?m? , t width ?? ??? fi2rriafs?? pr;;U',,^xr"?r:KVfr ? ruro tbo houses ? w l irmf-t,'d return pipe,. embracing VoM ?Lt .T "? reaching 'ill parts of the ho? / J' were foil nil adequate to mai.itih, ?i, t,lU"h peratnro diirini? ih? ? 1 a l,itb toni >"lul?r ul 1S99-I800, Tile l.hmt'hn'- l'rl "f ,U2 for the toropa|-atlo? Vaa ii . ?,? 'ions and other Bower., nudeS lblo . ?/??" ?be purpose I, in ibe benches. U',aUl- for now In L'.x.ti end Hon n'nfc rlor ?n *"1 to the haute.*. The Jot lini I. , murkit garde,; and the soil Is vlTry fertUe " it are i number of thr (tv n,> . a grape vines of desirable v JlSi.s "" 1 SS--"?ss Hon apply ,o Special ComtnUslollX,,. "?"* J RANK lIK, KWITtt JOSKPH TRAP^KI.L, Charie# KUsler, A?8S$j|^W^UW ^?;S|S tv?Tf ssessA1**" "y,i,u Oct. 9 9 JM"N M ^NIEL. Clerk. Postponement. The above Sale Ig postponed uulil Friday, October 20. 1000, ut same hour and pluc ?. KIJANK BECKWITtr, Oct 23 2^?'? TKAraEM^ ?zill Special Com inhesion*, r*. THUSTEE'S SALE -OF? Valuable House and Lot, IN CHARLES TOIV.V, w. YA. '/'/eidai/, the 13th day of November, 10OO, the IJOUSE AND LOT formerly occupied by AbramStmno or, s.-.tf. ClnK-s fld'1'?/; V' ^4 J"W'". Wcsf vir Wl,Tor0? Sule ut J1 o'clock n. tu. OctO OEOHOS W. OR An AM, : Truiteo. jcjusc ^Veteran. NA8HVILLE. TENN. OPFICIAT.T.T REPRESENTS 1 , United Confederate Veteran*? United Daughters of the Confederate The Sons, and other Organizations. ?1-00 a yur. Two Samples! Four Two-Cant Stlmpak S. A. CUNNINGHAM. Special Reduction in CltiVa with thia Paptn I 73 Per Cent. Annually. that's TUB ritOFIT?COPPER, Tflfc AKTIC'LB ?MEXICO TUB COt'KTKT. "El Progrcso" in it? group of six mine* ha* some of the richest copper ore* in the richest mining country in the world. Ore run* 12 per cent, copper. 12 or. silver, n trace of ^oldi to tal value about ?43 a ton. urn! in two of tho mine?, in additiou to copper and silver, oro contains 3 to 5^ percent. quick- Ivor or mor curv, about fri05 a ton. The great Lake Sueerlor copper 'mine*? Calumet mid IIcclp, Wolverine, Tamarack, Qulncy, etc.?th it annually re urn million*, run only from ?3 to 113 a ton. Boston nod Montana 0 yiars ago sold f ?15 a share, to-day $275, pacing243 per ccot. on Investment. United Verde w;1d for .r?0_* a share. rwlay ?tocfc not in the market and pays 8,60ft j>er cent, on ini'estment Cnlumet and Heel a sold for ?1 t *harer to day worth 4500, and pays on investment 10, per cent. Rutire capita! stock of United Verde tras Offered for ?150.000 and refused. Senator' Clark, later, puid ?2150,000. end to-day he has an annual ncomc from this projwrtv of over 113.000,000 If this.is possible here with lai>or *ix time* higher than in Mexico,with ore five times !es* valuable, with fuel five times dearer. and ev erything else in proportio '.do yon doubt that El Proizri'fio will re uru 173 pe cent.and mora annually to original investors, to fir-st stock holder* who contribute the money to sta?t ??bull rolUrtjr.**who are on the ''ground lloor"? Am experienced, know tfie coontry.the peo ple. the language, lived there 18 year*, and know the mine* of this section of Mexico.and ? nhesitutiugly state -1 1'rogreso is ibv best; . have been wotked for generations in a Mexi can way, and supplied the copper for the ^ur rontiding couotry. No attempt ever made to extra t the i^old," silver or quicksilver. A modern 40 ton concent rat iug and smelting plant?smelting only the $43 ore - will re urn % 100.003 per annnrn: thus ?43. #10 for treat ment. equals ?33x40 ton* equstfs *1.320 a day, for 300 days equats $306.Cw '1 liis wil pay 20 p c, on $1,500 000 Uital capltlli**<ion. Par \alue of shares ?1.03. VO >.000 sbaro* aro I treasury stock, and 400,003 of to is to be sold very Sow to raise, money to start tlmitr- when price will tie greatly advanced ?100.030 at I2e (all -oid). 100.000 at 15c, 100 030 at 20c, 100, 000 at 25c. Dividend If stock muMplicd by So, putcha*- No.shares Annual ana resfnr4l*ho*r e-J at for 51. Profit. annual profit. 15c 6>? 173pc..f J pc x6*?.173pc) 20c 5 130pc . \m x 5 120pc> 25c 4 10?i?c..(^|m.' x I. 10ioc> 50c 2 52pc. .i'2f\ue x 2. 52pe) ol.OO 1 28pe .(2fipcx*l 26oe> The best chance ever offered for sec a nog stock in a legitimate copper miuiug enterprise. Send for prospectus. Organized o/mpa ?y on a plan to give a. chance to all?big and Utile, rich and poor, greit an ! small, boue need Iks excluded. If 3 nick, you can own 6% shares for tl 00, or % ."bares for ever dollar vou remit. IUvio B. Kussm.j,. President, El Progreao Copper Mining Co.. Jy 3-1 jr. B3 Wall Street, New York. H?w Are Tear KM?ejr> 9 Dr. Hobfcs* Sparaaru* Pills cure all ktdaer 111*. Sara.