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CkarlrsTqwm, Jurrnaon Ooputt, W. Vjl.
G?o. W. H.u?bs, - Editor and Proprietor.
$1.50 In AdTance; *3 If not Paid li AdTinee. |
Democratic Ticket.
Election Tuesday, yovembtr 6, 1800.
For President.
of Nebraska.
For Vice President.
of Illinois.
For Elector*.
JOHN W. DAVIS, of Harrison,
J. B. BKKNNEN. of Ohio.
FOKRE8T W. BROWN, of Jefferson.
JOHN A. PRE8TON, of Greenbrier.
JOHN M. HAMILTON, of Calhoun.
For Congress.
of Mineral County.
For OoTernor.
JOHN H. HOLT, of Cabell.
For Auditor,
JAMES H. MILLER, of Bummer*.
For Superintendent of Free School*.
BOBEBT A. ARMSTRONG, of Monongalia.
For Attorney General.
GEORGE M, McCOY, of Tyler.
For Treasurer.
J. GARLAND HURST, of Jefferson,
For Judge* Supreme Conrt Appeal*,
JOHN W. ENGLISH, of Mason.
For the State Senate,
For Houss of Delegates?7th District.
HARRY 8. COSHWA, of Berkeley,
ROSS M. FISHER, of Morgan.
For nouie of Delegates,
For 8heri?F.
For Prosecuting Attorney.
For Assessor First District.
For Assessor Second District,
For County Commissioner, Kabletown District.
For Co. Commissioner. Harpers Ferry District.
For County Surveyor.
'1 o new cash in advance subscribers we
will send the Spirit of Jefferson from
now until after the Presidential election
for 25 cts, or from now until January I,
1903, for $1.50.
Election next Tuesday.
Republic or Empire?which ?
The People or the Trusts?which ?
Constitution or No Constitution-whicb?
The President has named November
29 as Thanksgiving Day.
Vote the Democratic ticket straight,
without a scratch, and scratch all others.
Col Forrest W Brown, Democratic
Presidential Elector, will speak at Berke
ley Springs next Saturday.
Vote the straight Democratic ticket;
vote it early, and then do what you can to
see that others vote it also.
Mr. James M. Schryver, general pas
senger agent of the Baltimore and Ohio
.Railrood lines east of the Ohio river,
lied yesterday.
The Princeton special correspondent
of the Philadelphia Times says that ex
President Cleveland predicts a landslide
o William Jennings Bryan.
State SuperintendentTrotter has desig
nated Friday, November 15. as Arbor
Day. We acknowledge, with thanks the
reception from him of the interesting
Arbor Day Manuel issued from his de
Mr S S Buzzerd. of the Morgan Mes
senger, Republican candidate for Dis
trict Delegate, was in Charles Town last
Friday, and gave the Spirit office a pleas
ant call. We regret we were not in at
the time of the visit of our editorial bro
Democrats, don'tallowany Republican,
whatever the inducement, to persuade
you to substitute the name of any one else
for that of any nominee on the Demo
cratic ticket?National, State, Congres
sional, Senatorial, County or District.
Vote it straight, from alpha to omego.
If you are a Prohibitionist with Demo
cratic leanings, and will vote for Mr.
Woollsy whether or no, don't throw the
remainder of your ticket away, but write
in the blank spaces on your Woolly tick
et (he names of the Democratic State,
Congressional, Senatorial, County and
District nominees.
Teddy got very mad at St Mary's, W
Va, and said vile cuss words to a man
who cheered for Bryan. Very unlike the
gentlemanly William Jenning Bryan, who
when interruped by riotous college stu
dents shamed them into the best of listen
ers by his high-toned, manly bearing,
and courteous treatment.
Hon. Jas. T. Johnston, of South Car
olina, made an able speech, in presence
of a large audience, at the court house,
Thursday night. He took tor his principal
theme inperialism as the leading issue,
and handled his subject in a masterly and
convincing style. The meeting was
presided over by Col. F rank Beck with,
who introduced the speaker of the even
ing in a handsome manner.
Mr I C Ralphsnyder has, on account
of enforced absence, declined the Demo
cratic nomination for prosecuting attor
ney in Preston county, and Hon Wm G
Brown has been named by the County
Executive Committee in his stead. The
Democrats up in Preston always know
who to fall back upon in an emergency.
??Junior" is a red-hot Democrat to the
core, and always ready to lead a forlorn
hope, or do battle for the great party of
the people in any manner, shape or form
that he may be called upon.
And now Senator N B Scott, of this
State, is in a terrible kettle of hot water.
A reporter quotes him as saying, at a
dinner given Governor Roosevelt, at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York :
?' Right here I want to say I belelve in
tru.t*. They aie a good tblDg. The Ktand
ard Oil company put in it* pipe lines to all the
?mall tooiii where oil Is produced, and If It
.?as uot for thu Standard Oil Company this
prosperity lhat we have wouldn't be there to
*The Senator, on the one hand, denies
this sweeping endorsement of the trusts,
and says his laaguoge is distorted; whilst
the reporter, on the other, stands up for
pud reaffirms the accuracy of bis report.
Sweeping the Country.
Sentiment Strongly Favorable to the Democratic
The Democratic National Congression
al Committee has issued the following
statement of the political situation:
?' A tidal wave of Democracy is sweep
ing over the country, and indications now
point to the greatest popular majority for
Bryan next month ever given to any
Democratic Presidential candidate. The
great popular uprising in favor of Bryan
is not confined to any particular section
of the country; it is universal; The sign
is in the sky, and it spells victor.
" It is universally conceded, even by
the Republican leaders, that Mr Bryan
has lost nothingof the strength he had in
1896. when less than 25,000 votes, proper
ly distributed, would have elected him.
It therefore follows that this year he will
receive at least as many votes as in 1896,
plus the natural increase in the number
of young Democratic voters who have
come of age since the last national cam
paign. But this year Mr Bryan has many
elements of strength which he lacked in
1896, and which are sufficient to ensure
him a tremendous majority, both in the
popular vote and the electoral college.
" In 1896 the German vote went almost
entirely for McKinley. This year Mr.
Bryan will receive, by the most conserva
tive estimate. 60 per cent of this vote.
A gain of 10 per cent in the German vote
alone is sufficient to carry several of the
so-called doubtful States and elect the
Democratic national ticket
" Four years ago the labor vote was
largely givfen to McKinley on the alleged
?prosperity' issue. This year the vote of
organized labor, numbering hundreds of
thousands, will be cast for Bryan. This
vote alone is sufficient to carry several
doubtful States for Bryan ai|d Stevenson.
'? In 1896 the 'Gold Democrats' left the
regular organization on the financial is
sue, and they claim to have cast i.ooo.ooo
votes, most of which were given direct to
McKinley. This year the 'Gold Demo
crats,' recognizing that their contention
has for the time being been settled by
statute, have returned to the old party,
and fully 80 percent of them will vote for
Bryan, This vote ensures a safe Demo
cratic majority in several close States.
" In 1896 a large majority of the Irish
vote was cast for KcKinley. This year
this vote will be given to Bryan, and this
alone means success in several important
States which four ago gave their electoral
votet to KcKinley.
"The Holland vote, which has always
heretofore been Republican, will this
year go over to Bryan with practical un
animity, because of the unfriendly atti
tude ot the Administration toward the
struggling Boer Republics. In three or
four important States this vote holds the
balance of power.
" The anti-Imperalistic vote will becast
unanimously for Bryan next month. This
is a new and unknown quantity in nation
al politics, but the leaders of the move
ment claim that in one pivotal State alone
they have 100,000 voters enrolled and that
these are drawn almost exclusively from
the ranks of the Republicans. In a score
of other States this vote is also said to be
very large. It will undoubtedly be a
most important and perhaps conclusive
factor in the approaching election.
'? The reform vote will be given almost
unanimously to Bryan this year. Here
tofore it has been scattered about through
numerous small party organizations,
where it has not made itself felt, but in
the aggregate it is a great power. This
includes the Single Taxers, the Direct
Legislationists, the 'Golden Rule Jones'
people, (106,000 in Ohio), and many oth
ers. aggregating considerably more than
one million votes.
'? The independent vote of the country,
which in late years has been such an im
portant factor in determining elections,
will this fall be cast solidly for Bryan.
This alone is sufficient to decide the elec
tion in certain States and give the nation
al victory to the Democracy.
?' In 1896 the vote and influence of the
commercial travelers of the country were
given to McKinley, and it has often been
alleged that this was the deciding influ
ence of the last national campaign. This
year the traveling men are almost unani
mously ior Bryan, and they are working
as hard for him as they did for McKinley
in '96. Perhaps no other signs of the
times is more significant than the attitude
Df the traveling men in this campaign.
?' In 1S96 a large proportion of the Pro
hibition vote of the country was cast for
McKinley under a mistaken impression.
This year every Prohibition vote not
given to Bryan will undoubtedly be cast
lor Mr. Woolley. Certainly McKinley
will receive none of them. In addition
to which one great religious society has
deemed it necessary to start an endless
chain of prayer against the re-election of
the present incumbent of the White
House, and this will certainly affect
thousands of church voters who gave him
their support four years ago.
" And then there arc the thousands of
conscientious and patriotic Republicans
who have been compelled to renounce
their party, or its candidate, because of
the bold and glaring corruptions which
have marked its administration of public
a (/airs, and who will this year vote and
work for Mr. Bryan. This condition is
something unprecedented in American
politics, and is in itself more than suffi
cient to overcome the small adverse pop
ular majority against Bryan four years
?' As against this tremendous and over
whelming change in popular sentiment
in favor of the Democratic national tick
et, the Republicans have nothing to fix
their hope on except Hanna's corruption
fund. And this will not suffice. Four
years ago every man whocould be bought
or coerced was bandied by the Repub
lican managers. They can do no worse
this year. But the elements mentioned
abo ve, who have joined the Democratic
ranks since 1896, are not purchasable.
They have come over to the Democratic
party and itscandates from principle, and
are in the fight to stay. These are the
true elements of American greatness, be.
cause they represent the best citizenship,
the highest thought and the truest con
science of the American people. This is
sue is sharply defined between the repub
lic and the empire, and the people will
win, as they have always won every
great political battle in our history. The
tidal wave is sweeping over the whole
country gaining strength everywhere."
Vote the straight Democratic ticket.
Mr C M Wetzel will speak at Halltown
to-night, and at Mt. Hope to-morrow
Vote for every Democratic nominee on
the ticket and see that all other tickets are
marked off.
Hon. T- B. McLaughlin and Mr. Cyrus
Snyder addressed Democratic audiences
at Harpers Ferry last night.
The Presbyterian Synod of Virginia, in
session at Newport News, selected Lynch
burg as the next place of meeting.
Hon Wm Campbell will speak at Hall
town to-night, at Bakerton on Wednes
day night, Leetown on Friday night, and
at Middleway on Saturday night.
The Democrats of Halltown held a
meeting Wednesday night, which was
addressed by Judge Tharin, of South Car
olina, L. R. Via, of Virginia, and C. H.
Eager, of the District of Columbia.
hon. l. R. via,
Will speak in Jefferson County as
Wednesday, October 31.
Harpers Ferry, 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, November i.
Halltown, 9:30 a. m.
Charles Town, 12 m.
Kabletown, 2:30 p. m.
Summit Point, 5 p. m.
Middleway, 7:30 p. m.
Saturday, November 3.
Shepherdstown 12 m.
Kearneysville 2 p. m.
Shenandoah Junction, 4 p. m.
Keller, 6 p. m.
Harpers Ferry, 8 p. m.
Handsome Bryan buttons to be
given away at each meeting.
John M. Daniel,
Chm'n Dem. Co. Ex. Committee.
J as. W. Strider, Sec'y.
[Co. Dem, papers please copy.]
Democratic Club Day.
Saturday was a big day with the Dem
ocrats of old Jefferson, and there was a
great gathering of them in Charles Town.
We append the Baltimore Sun's excellent
report of the details of the occasion :
At 2 o'clock a large procession was
formed in the east end of the town, head
ed by Chief Marshall Col B. D. Gibson,
president of the Bryan and Stevenson
Club of Charles Town, with Col. W. H.
Kearfoot.l.Charles A Johnson. C. N. Cole
man and G. Dudley Campbell as assist
ant marshals. The procession, which
nearly a mile long, paraded through the
principal streets and halted at the Court
house. It consisted of several hundred
horseman and a long line of vehicles,
representing about one thousand people.
Clubs from Charles Town, Rippon,
Mount Hope, Summit Point, Middleway,
Shepherdstown, Lcetown, Kearneysville,
Balcerton, Moler's, Duffields, Halltown,
Harpers Ferry and Shenandoah Junction
were present and took part in the parade.
Nearly all the horsemen wore large sashes
made ol bunting, representing the flag of
the United States, and many of them
carried flags also. A large number of
banners were borne, displaying such in
scriptions as "The Republic, not the
Empire." "Trusts Must Go." " Baker
ton Solid for Bryan." " Anti-Imperial
ism," "The People Are for Bryan."
Many of the banners bore pictures of
Bryan and Stevenson. The large club
from Mount Hope, led by Capt. George
W. Marlow, an enthusiastic worker, at
tracted considerable attention on account
of their gay uniforms, handsome sashes
and banners. A noticeable feature of the
parade was a larj^e number of colored
Democrats on horseback mingled with
the white people. The club from Middle
way brought with it the Middleway Band,
and, with the Charles Town Band, fur
nished enlivening music.
The weather was particularly fine, and
Democrats from all parts of the county
were present to make the occasion a suc
cess and to attest their loyality to the
Democratic cause. After the parade,
which lasted for an hour, the crowd gath
ered in the public square aud listened to
speeches from the jail porch by Hon.
Lemuel R. Via, of Albemarle county,
Virginia; J. Altheus Johnson of South
Carolina, and Mr. Cyrus Snyder, a prom,
inent lawyer of Washington, D. C. The
speakers were introduced by Col. B. C.
Washington, an active Democrat, in ap
propriate remarks. The upeaking lasted
from 3 until 5 o.clock, and each speaker
made a forcible presentation of the Issues
of the campaign. The crowd was so
large that the court-house would not hold
them, it was decided to have open-air
speeches. During the speaking whenev
er the name of Bryan was mentioned the
crowd sent up deafening cheers. Mr.
Via's speech was particularly forcible,
and his arguments convincing. He
aroused the crowd to a high pitch.
Mr. Cyrus Snyder, who has purchased
an estate at Rattling Springs, near Har
pers Ferry, made an able speech, and
stated that he had adopted West Virginia
as.his home and that he was "a red-hot
Democrat and wanted the people of Jef
ferson county to know it.'' He was loud
ly cheered, apd his speech vras very
strong and convincing.
Col. Towner Schley, of Shepliprdstown,
who has been a life-long Republican, but
who is now supporting Mr. Bryan, was
present and took an active part in the
meeting. He is a friend of Senator Geo.
L. Wellington, and states that he expects
to have Mr Wellington come here before
the election and make a speech.
The gathering today numbered nearly
4,000 people, and was one ot the largest
and most enthusiastic ever in this place.
Synopsis Of West Virginia Election
Section 16. Legal Voters?Must Save
resided in the State one year, in the coun
ty sixty days. must be an actual bona fide
resident of the precinct.
No person in military or naval service
nor employee of any incorporated com
pany shall be deemed a resident by reason
of such service or employment.
Insane' persons, paupers and persons
convicted of election bribery or felony
are prohibited from voting.
Section 17. Electors are free to vote
open, sealed or secret ballot.
Section 34. All ballots except the one
intended to be voted must be defaced by
drawing a line with ink from top to bot
tom; if more than one bellot is left uncan
celed, the entire ballot is thrown out.?
Names substituted in writing must be
counted, even if original name is not
stricken out.
Section 37. Ballots must be sealed
when brought to polling place on morn
ing of election. Abstraction of ballots
or possession of a counterfeit is felony.
Section 48. A challenger must be a
qualified voter and be appointed by the
county chairman of his political party,
or the voters present of each party may
designate their challenger. He is enti
tled to remain at the polls from the time
they are opened until all votes ars coun
ted and result declared.
Section 46. A voter who is challenged
cannot yote until he makes affidavit on
printed form.
Section 50. Any person having knowl
edge of illegal voting shall be admitted
to the polls and make affidavit before one
of the election commissioners, whose duty
it is to cause the arrest of offending party.
Section 52. At least four hours' time
must be gran ted to every employee to vote.
Any employee who himself or through
an agent, prevents hisemployee from vot
ing, is liable to fine.
Sections 53-54. No persons except the
election officers, challengers and voters
engaged in voting, shall be permitted to
be at the polls or within sixty feet thereof,
except while passing to and from their
place of business or residence.
Section 57. Commissioners Qt election
may inspect ballot to see that it is single,
but is prohibited from examining its con
Section 58. No voter shall converse
with any one while in voting room, ex
cept election officers.
Section 59. Each voter is entitled to
second ballot if he spoils the first.
Section 60, Physically disabled vot
ers, and those who cannot read and write,
may require the poll clerks to mark ticket
according to his choice ot candidates and
If any ballot contains more than the
proper number of names for any office
such ballot shall not be counted.
Section 61. All ballots without the
names of both the poll clerks endorsed
thereon cannot be counted.
Where the intention of the voter is not
clear, such ballots cannot be counted.
Result of vote must be posted on front
door of polling place.
Section 76. Inducing avotertomake
distinguishing marks on his ballot is a fel
Section 77. Any election officer who
discloses the name of any candidate for
whom a voter has voted commits a felony.
Arrest for violatiou of election laws
can be made upon complaint filed by any
person before a Justice of the Peace,
Magistrate or Judge of Court.
Ex-State Senator P. W. Shaffer, of
Martinsburg, and Senator William Camp
bell addressed a Pemocratic meeting at
Gold. Silver, Copper, Mercury:
The fol owing great copper mines of -bin
country carry neither gold, silver or mercury
and (lie ores run comparatively low In copper,
yet they have made hundred* rich aud ure
making theui richer every day. Calumet and
Heila 4 l-'JO, Qulucy 2 3-5, Tamarack 2 S-5,
Wolverine 1 2-10. Osceola 1 3-0. Atluuiic,
003-4 per c- nt. copper. El Proj;reso mines in
Mcxtco run 12 jivr cent, lu copper 13 ounces
silver, 1.50 gold per tou. Writ'1 fur particulars
of the greatest dialled ever offered. El I'ho
oueso Copper Minino Co. 03-85 -Vall street
N. Y.
Hon. J. Garland Hurst, Democratic
nominee for State treasurer, was in town
Thursday. Had the Democrats hunted the
State (jver they could not have found a
better man. He has been tried and has
proved his worth. No citizen of the
county can afford to vote against Mr,
Hurst. His office is one of honor and
trust, and regardless of politics we com
mend him without reserve to the voters
of the county.?Berkeley Springs News.
Democrats here were much disappoint
ed in not seeing and hearing Judge Holt,
our gubernatorial candidate, in Charles
Town yesterday, but on account of his
hard campaign elsewhere in the State he
was physically unable to get here. Meet
ings were held, however, both afternoon
and night, and were largely attended.?
Hon L F Livingston, of Georgia, spoke
in the afternoon, and was introduced by
Col Forrest W Brown. At night speeches
were made by Judge R S Tharin, of
South Carolina, and Hon D C O'Flaher
ty, of Virginia, who were introduced by
Editor R W Morrow.
State o? Ohio, Cit* o? Toi.bdo, )
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the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney
ik Co., doing business in the Cltr of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and that said firm
will p*y the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
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Hall's Fatnilv Pills are the best.
[From the Baltimore Sun ]
Martinsburg, W. Va? Oct. 24.?While
ex-President Cleveland was at Charles
Town a few days ago attending the fun
eral of a friend and admirer, in the person
pf Mayor George Washington, of Charles
Town, to express himself upon fhe issues
and candidates of the present campaign.
Mayor Washington informed ex-Presi
dent that he had hundreds of friends
throughout West Virginia who were ex
ceedingly anxious to hear some expression
from him, to which Mr. Cleveland replied:
"I think, sir, that in this campaign every
man should think for himself, and that
his actions should be governed by his
To the Colored Voters of Jefferson
County, Greeting;.
Will yon permit one who desires this
great race question be settled to the bet
terment and upbuilding of both races,
and one who prays that he may be free
from race passion and prejudice?for in
stance, who thinks the incident that hap
pened in the county,, when several well
dressed and well-behaved colored people
were ejected from the regular coach to
the " Jim Crow" car, was wrong, both in
principle and practice?to address you
on this subject.
Events of the last few months surely
should teach us that race prejudice is not
confined to any particular section of the
country. Probably in our county there
is less ill feeling between the white and
black races than anywhere else in the
Utiited States. Since the war there has
been no lynching and no occasion for
any. no race quarrel or conflict, scarcely
an individual one. White and black
work together, andtransactbusiness with
good cheer, and in the worship of God
both endeavor to show true Christian
courtesey and sympathy. As an instance,
when that hybred form of smallpox broke
out in Charles Town?a disease peculiar
to colored people, that is, white people
very rarely, if ever, have it?and when
the colored colored churches were closed
the white churches were also closed, as
an act of courtesy. This race question
will be settled as God in His wisdom
shall decree, through human instrumen
talities. In the opinion of the writer it
can be best settled by a harmony of the
two races on politics. It will be admitted,
I presume, that the large majority of the
white vote of the county is of the Demo
cratic party, and that the wealth and in
telligence is of the same party, as a rule.
To speak plainly, vote the Democratic
ticket. But some one may answer, that
would be slavery. Not all. Take a
glance at the manufacturing plants and
large trust concerns of the north, where
the white employees are required to vote
the Republican ticket. No, not slavery,
only the weak coming to the strong, an
universal law.
The writer does not believe in race
equality, rather believes that the white
man, the Anglo-Saxon, Scotch-Irish fel
low, will dominate the world, but in
doing so he will draw the other races to
ward him ; and that the colored race, with
the aid and encouragement of the native
white man of the South, will reach a
higher sphere of usefulness and citizen
ship, a higher sphere of religious, politi
cal and personal liberty.
Suppose we took a number of the lead
ing honest white men of the county, and
they would make you a promise of a bus
iness nature, you surely would believe
them. Now if these same gentlemen will
tell you that none of your rights and
privileges should be taken trom you by
the party, remembering as we go along
that the county has always been in Dem
ocratic hands, and the state also, except
at present, should you have any reason
to doubt their word. And while on this
subject let us not forget, as to practical
politics, that vastly more colored Demo
crats, in proportion, were given places in
Washington under Mr. Cleveland than
under this administration. Also let us
not forget that if the white Republican
leaders of the county have passed nights
of sleepless agony over the fact that the
colored brother has not received due rec
ognition, it was not observable in the
proceedings of the late convention, in
making up the empty honors of a oounty
ticket. True, we otteu see a colored
man's name as an alternate, but when it
comes to the selection of a delegate or
any other really good tning, a white
brother generally wants it and gets it.
Some one will say the writer's motive
is a selfish one. In a a measure, yes; but
he has a deeper and truer one, and to the
thoughtful colored man he would say at
least make one trial?it is worth it. *
Col. Walker Says Democrats will Win.
[Special to the Baltimore Sun.]
Martinsburg, W. Va.. Oct. 25.
Col. Stewart W. Walker, the law part
ner of ex- Senator Faulkner, returned to
day from a campaign tour through West
Virginia. He hqs visited and spoken in
more than half the counties in the State,?
When ?sked today of his opinion of the
chances of Democratic success in the
state at the coming election, ho stated
that he postively was'of the opinion that
the National and State tickets would te
elected by a handsome majority, and
while he believed the Legislature would
be Democratic it was not so certain as the
election of the State ticket, because Sen
ator Elkins, having his official head at
stake, is bending every energy and sacri
ficing everybody and everything to secure
the election of his nominees for the Leg
islature. Col. Walker during his tour ot
the State made 40 speeches, the last of
which was delivered at a grand rally at
Romney last night.
The following is a tribute to the mem
ory of Hon. Win. L. Wilson spoken by
the pastor of the Charles Town Baptist
Church at the close ot the morning ser
mon Qct. ij, on the text?j Cor. 16, 13?
"Quit you like men i " ?' The body of
our Christian brother, the Hon. Wm, L.
Wilson, which was brought here on last
Friday, and which received such great
respect and honor, was the body of one
who quit himself like a man. On last
Friday, in Baltimore, when I read in the
Baltimore Sun the notice of his death, I
felt that I could hear his voice speaking
unto you and to me ' quit you like men
He was brave as a soldier, just as a law
yer, pure as a politician, of marked abil
ity as a statesman, high-minded and zeal
ous as an educator, kind, gentle and
loving as a husband, father and friend,
and loyal and active as a church mem
ber. To meet him was to feel that you
were in the presence of a man. Our
county was justly proud of him as one of
her sons. This church was blessed in
having him as a member for so many
years, serving our Lord in the offices of
Sunday School superintendent and dea
con. His death is a loss, not only to his 1
family, but to the phurph of Qod, to
Christian education and to the political
life of the World. But being a manly
man as he was, he has established a good
name among men, and God has written
it in the book of life. His good influ
ences will be perpetuated through time
and eternity, and he has gained for hlm
selt a blissful immortality. His true and
noble life calls loudly to us to-day, ' quit
you like men.' "
Sunday School Convention.
The ninth annual session of the Jeffer
son County Sunday School Convention
closed Sunday night with a very impres
sive service in the Baptist Church in this
place. The convention met on Friday
morning. Hon. George M. Beltzhoover,
of Shepherdstown, superintendent of the
Lutheran Sunday School at thatt place,
and president of the convention, called it
i to order, atter which the convention was
opened with devotional exercises, led by
Rev. George Hasel. Rev. L. R. Mil
bourne. ot the Baptist church, made an
address of welcome, which was respond
ed to by President Beltzhoover. Rev. H.
H. Kennedy, of the M.E. Church South,
spoke on "What may we expect from
this Convention ?" Rev. W. Irving Dice,
ot Shepherdstown, urged in the strongest
terms the necessity of thorough prepara
tion on the part of Sunday School teach
The afternoon session opened with
devotional exercises conducted by Rev.
A. J. Willis, of Middleway. " The Sun
day School in our National Life" was
earnestly discussed by Rev. R. S. Coup
land, of Charles Town. The speaker af
finned that the moral and religious life ol
a nation depends chiefly upon the Sundaj
School. Mr. S. E. Nicholson, of Balti
more. followed with a very logical speech
on "The Chuich and Sunday School vs
Saloon." He dwelt upon the importance
of civic righteousness, for which th<
church and Sunday School must earnest
ly contend. The saloon undermines tht
righteousness of a nation. It is one ol
the greatest obstructions to the moral anc
religious progress of a nation. If w<
could get the people to think right or
these great public questions they woult
act right. The Question Box was presid
ed over by Superintendent George II
Nock, of the Sunday School Union ir
Maryland. His answers to many impor
tant questions were highly entertaining
At the night session on Friday the con
vention heard a beautiful and inspiring
essay on "The Bible," prepared and reac
by Miss Ruth Howell Brown. The essaj
was followed by an able speech by Mr
Nicholson on Temperance Reform. Hi
discussed the " Liquor Problem " fron
an economic point of view, and torceful
ly argued that the saloon seriously affect
ed the temporal prosperity of a people
He expressed the belief that the saloot
would not be tolerated when the peopli
are fully awakened to this fact.
On Saturday morning Rev. F. A
Strother, of Jefferson Circuit made :
profitable talk on "The Bible and Its Ust
iu the Sunday School." Every scholai
should have a Bible and use it in tht
Sunday School. This address wsis fol
lowed by several brief speechers. Mr
W H H Smith, of Washington, spokt
briefly on "Christ's Teaching Compared
With Ours." which he illustrated by oui
Lord's conversation with Nicodemus.
Saturday afternoon Rev W J Hub
bard, of Middleway, spoke on the re
sponsibiltiy of the SundaySchool teacher,
and Mr Smith addressed the convention
on " Glimpses of Christ in the Temple,"
which he illustrated by a beautiful model
of the Temple. Some important mat
ters of business received attention, and
an offering was taken for the support of
the convention's missionary in China.
The convention approved ot holding dis
trict metings every year, and also of tak
ing a Sunday School census in the coun
ty. Notwithstanding the great political
demonstration on Saturday, the attend
ance at the convention was large. Pres
ident Beltzhoover makes an admirable
presiding officer.
Sunday afternoon and night mass meet
| ings were held. In the afternoon Mr
Smith spoke on " Consecration," and the
i audience was deeply impressed. The
night meeting was the climax. Prof.
Arlington Hines, of Shepherd College,
recited most impressively " The Prodi
gal." He had given abeautiful recitation
on Friday niftht, "The Burial of Moses,"
and on Saturday night '? The Starless
Crown." Our people were greatly pleased
with him as an elocutionist. Mr. Smith
discussed the Bible as " The Best School
Book." He defined aducation to be to
clear and strengthen the intellect, to
broaden the outlook, and to equip for ser
vice. No book like the Bible will help
us to attain unto these ends. He declar
ed that the Bible was growing in popu
The Sunday Schools of the county were
well represented, and all felt that an im
petus was given to Sunday School work.
President Geo. M. Beltzhoover. Secretary
C. H. Shipman, and Treasurer A. D.
Barr, were all re-elected.
From the Baltimore News: '? In the
death of William I,. Wilson a life was
closed which, for purity, elevation of
purpose, and self sacrificing de/otion to
public duty, may well challenge compari
son with that of any American of our
The Constitution of Oregon.
When the Republicans brought the con
stitution of North Carolina into the cam
paign as an issue on which to scare the
ignorant class of negroes, they had no
knowledge of a provision in the consti
tution of the Republican State of Oregon,
which is muph more severe on the negro
than the constitution of any Southern
The constitution of Oregon is an old
one, and provides as to negroes:
"Section 35. No free negro or mulatto
not residing in this State at the time of
the adoption ot this Constitution shall
come, reside or be within this State,
hold any real estate or make any contract
or maintain any such therein. The Leg
islative Assembly shall'provide by penal
laws for the removal by public officers of
all such negroes and mulattos and for
their effectual exclusion from the State
and for the punishment of persons who
shall bring them into the State or employ
or harbor them."
The Republicans cannot offer in ex
planation that this is an old constitution,
because an effort was made at the last
session of .the Legislature to amend the
constitution by eliminating this section,
and the motion was defeated by a Re
publican legislature. The constitution
of Oregon provides for action similar to
that taken by the State of Illinois w ith
ont either law or constitution to support
it. When a negro comes into the' State
he is shown out again, and not permitted
to even live there. In Illinois the sanc
tion of a Republican Governor was ob
tained to drive colored laborers out of the
State, on the penality of being shot if
they remained.
Public Speaking.
The voters of the connty will be
addressed, nl Jjie following places
on dates jityi-n; by lhu speakers be
low Tjsjnwl:
Taesrt&y, October 30?Kearneys
ville.?F. IT. Brown and Major A.
W. MeDouuld al 7 30 p m.
Tuesdav, Ocl^f^r 30?Dnflir-Ws
?Mr. F. L. Bu-Oion?r nod Mr. Jas.
M. Mason, Jr., 7 30 p. u>.
Wednesday, October 31?Sum rait
Point.?,1. M. Mason, Wm. Camp
Wednesday. October 31?Mt
{lope.?Hon. R. W Morrow and Mr.
C. M. Wetzel at, 7 30 j). m
Wednesday. October 31?Rii>on.
?Col. B. 1). Gibson and Mr. F. L
Bushong at 7.30 p. art.
Wednesday, October 31?Fair
mount.?D. W. Shaffer. F. I<. Bu
shong and Daniel Hetlebower.
Thursday, November 1?Court
house.?Judge D. 3. Lucas at 7.30
p. m.
Thursday, November 1?Harper's
Ferry.?Col. R. P. Chew and Judge
Frank Beckwith at 7 30 p. m.
Friday, November 2?Halltowo.?
Judge Frank Beckwith, Col. R. I*.
Friday, November 2?Leetown.?
F. L. Boshong.
Friday,Novcmher 2?Shenandoah
Junction.?Mr J. F. Englc and Col.
B. D. Gibson at 7.30 p. m.
Saturday, November 3?Christ's
Church.?Senators D. W. Shaffer
and Wm Campbell and 'Squire
Daniel Heflebnwer at 7-.30 p. m
Saturday, November 3?Middle
way.?Jtid^e Frank Beckwith and
Cof. R. P. Chew at 7.30 p tri,
Saturday, November 3?Couit
bouse?Major A. W. McDonald at
7.30 p. m.
Saturday, November 3?Kable
town ?Oil. F. W. Brown and Mr.
f. F. En^le at 7.30 p. tn
Mr.G. \V. Lucas was the unfortunate laser
on Sunday night week of 2 valuable cows.
1 They broke throuph a defective boanl fence
? upon the railroad '.rack anil were killed by
- a train.
To accommodate those who are partial to
? the at5'- of atomizer* In ^.ppuini; th|ul * into
tilt; nasal passages for catarrhal trouble, the
proprietors prepare Cream Balm in liquid
form, which wi 1 ho known as Ely"1** Liquid
Cream Balm. Price incluilinir the f>t>ruyi-L'
'ube is "*> eti>. Drinrgists or by mail. Tin*
' li(]ul(l form euilmWllif medicinal propel tie?
. of the solid preparation. Crvain ltalin is
quickly jibsorhed l,y the uietabiaiie und doe*
not dry up the secretions t.ut changes them to
a natural ami healthy character. Ely B. o
thcrs, 50 Warren t>t.. N. Y.
List of letters renminlntr in the Postofllcc at
Charles Town, Jefferson county, W. Va., on
Saturday last:
Mr. T. E. Chaml.erlaii]. Mr. E. M. Faucctt,
Miss Mamie Dure. Mr. .1. (i. Kile, .1. W, Klb
ler, Geo. X. Laldly, Mr. Marion Pi-ndletou.
Mrs. Annie 1'. ace, A. T. t.'ear. Miss Edzaheth
Browu. Mr. John Thompson. Carrie Fowling.
Mrs. Laura White, Mir* Settle Washington.
The above letters, If uot called for within
fifteen days, wilt be seut to the dead letter
office. Persons calling for thcin will please
say that they are advertised.
L. 1?. Oetie^dankh, P. M
Victims From Manila.
San Francisco,Oct. 20.?The transport
Sherman, which has arrived here from
the Philippines, is practically a funeral
ship. On board the vessel arc 51 deail,
12 insane, 467 sick, and 5S convales
cent soldiers and civilians. The trans
port has been sent to quarantine.
Most siscourajjing reports are brought
from the Far East by the physical wrecks
who have4come home in ti Sherman.
It is stated that the hospitals at Manila
are overcrowded with the victims of bul
lets and disease. Fully 2,000 soldiers
now lie on the cots in the hospitals, and
many of these will die before they can be
placed 011 board transports to be brought
Added to this is the fact that the trans
port Meade i.= now 011 its way to San
Francisco with 300 soldiers. All of these
are shattered in mind and body, many cf
them being violently insane from the ef
fects of hardship and tile climate. Most
of these will never recover their reason.
This picture is the trade mark of
every bottle of SCOTT'S EMUL
SION in the World, which now
amounts to many millions yearly.
This great business has grown to
such vast proportions,
First;- Because the proprietors
have always lieen most careful In
selecting the various ingredients
used in its composition, namely;
the finest Cod Liver Oil, and the
purest Hypophosphites.
Seco/it/.'-Because they have so
skillfully combined the various
ingredients that the best possible
results are obtained by its use.
TA/r<f.*-Because it has made so
many sickly, delicate children
strong and healthy, given health
and rosy cheeks to so many pale,
anaemic girls, and healed the lungs
and restored to full health, so many
thousands in the first stages of
for free sample,
A rood lookln* * _
howennd poor look- - J(
iugSmruws fct the
worst kind of a com- <=
blaatioa. I;
Harness Oil
not only make* the harness and tb?
horw lpr? better, but makn tixa <t
leMber soft and pliable,puts U in con- i.
m l. ? < dltion to last?twice<as loose 'j
- ?it ortlonrfiy wxmJtt. 1
-M iTrrr?here la caa?
?uts. ai?4? bj
Horse a
The underfiimcd I will sell atVublieAuctlon
at the late residence of >Vni. i.loi d, deceased'
jdxroiM South of Charles Tow,,. atul one
ball milu East of Rippon, JeNfcrabu County,
v? . \ :u. on
Wednesday, Xovember 14, 1900,
Use following Personal Property, vl* :
and Coltj. 3 of which are good work horses.
10 arc highbred driver#, rniutfnir from 8 t? T*
year* old. 3 t.airsof thi m Well matched. both
*nd color ; ?U are \rCll broken ?r.d
stylUh : 1 elegant brood marc, ;?? wcauin*
colts ;
4 of which arc (lno milch tsavr, 2 of them
thoroughbred Jersey.; 1 2-?ear-old steer 1
thoron^hhrcd Je'.ry hull, i l)?rham hull,
balance nice young cattle ;
50 owes and 1 thoroughbred Shropshire buck
3 fine brood sow* and pigt, ]5younjr horn that
will weigh ISO pound'
1 4-horso (Auburn) wagon and bed. nrnrlr
new ; 1 {-horse farm wa^on. 1 hor.e ?
und bed. I heavy spring wag I srie. natron.
1 cart and harness, 1 O.bouru Columbia bin
der in cooil condition. 1 wheat drill, I nmner
J horse rake,3 pair shelvinpO spring wheeled *
burrow. 3 barsiiear plow.-. 1 Oliver I South- ?
ootid : double and single shovel plows, t
Hooder corn drill, 1 . ortt eoverer. 1 w icat
fan. 1 cider mill, 1 entile,- box, 1 corn ?heller
1 main ciadie, wagon harne>s complete for *1
horse teuin.fi collars, ti bridles, f> halter-- I set
J ankee harn.;ss,2 ?et* double driving harness
I set siugle harness, 1 set hiacksiiltl, tnolg
complete. 1 cook stove, thribie double and
s Ittgie trees, 1 buggy pole, forks. r.,\ - shov- g
os i.oes. mattocks. breast, bun mid log
chains, spreaders, crowd-slicks, ! sleigh, l
Cliil-. il plow. 'J Stands of hccs.lot of bee hives
n'','-'? ?'11" r articles not iiientiom-d. '
1 M.MS OF t'ALE,?All sums of i-10.00 unil
?.u *'>""? "ver $ 10.00 a er.dit of
Twelve Months will be l'ivoii. l-irchaser l<*
-lie Negotiable .Note, with sai'-laciorv en.
dorse incut. payable at the Hank of C'lWleii
town, and hearing interest from date. Nn*l
property to !?? removed uut'l sclUi d for. Sal<> *
to commence at Hi a. hi. sharp
tin,,' I II .. 1 A"":t fl4r y,r?- Wm. Qtjfd.
Ihmccrs. UV"' un<1 A- "? Anc
B. F. Vales. Clerk.
Oct. SI.
Bank Notice.
The I)>ink of f'lirnl?,K Town wi'i ?.
on TuCMlliVtNv;. , ? 'i ^'UVliion^'
Oct. 31. ? A* rOKTF.B Ki E i. D,
? ^^ Ca> b K*r.
For Rent or Sale.
A 10-noom Dnellinif mid Store'-Iirw,,,, n<-.r
Oct. ?o.?i,n. n H
S5.00 Reward.
near the vault""., the'E^'seoprT ChUrc-l'T" i"
?>u Sunday cveaioi;. Oeiob , vi. tioo r<4
s. w. vvAsrifxnrojj
Oct 30 "i Nv- J>- I'AOiKTT.
? t onilnllleu ol Vcslrc
Administrator's NotTceT
Mtntil.KWAT. W. Va., Oct ?>! inon
I'avitiir ipiali:! .1 as AdmiulstralorVf Win
?I. '.raiithuiii. dece ise.], I her.il,v " 41
persons who have claim. mralOM\M Lii.nl
ward and Hcttlc. (i \ Wlffr
ivn, 315^
cSc catarrh.
Nothinir but a loca'
remedy or cham-c otiW'&f^jr r,PAV?<;
climate will euro* W
Tile speeifle In
Ely's Cream Balm
It is quli'klyAbsorbed*
Glv? s Rt'liff ?t once.
Opens aud clcuu^c#
the J*?
Nasal I a,saEes. COLD (N HEAD
Alloys Inriajmimlon. ii-uj. ,
ELY HHQTMMlft- Mi IV. ,Ml S| K,.tt. V(>r|^
Dissolution Notice.
The firm of G. T. Knisht .<? i . i
M'rV!iT v',ur mutual
handie fiiiiinire a:el on,. V
*kmp bii>is:> , ii. "i",' ,
atitfriction. EmbllnT"!' Jm.e fhlV'T
*-rf>n- wlio ow<> U., ?jrMl rri: ll
fe ^*'1 I'leaae eoim- f?rw,*r<l
o the busmen ran -?it.<
Ort. J5. IS00,_^BOVKN *"TB4DB8.
Especially fine celluloid brush and
comb sets at Dr. Bishop's.
A full assortment of children's picture
books at Dr. Bishop's drug store^
Bow irrf Tnio all km<2*cf ??fc?<Grer. hat rid
in?r u grinds on'; id the on record,
There be u?? f<a* of clearer. however,
when junfs a?o hougbiof
\t * X TH KOIM)KE. T?nsr!..v'? Corner.

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