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it* $ $i^50 Comforts 98c $5.00 Wool Blankets $2.98 We are determined to clear every woman's suit, coat, skirt, waist, in fact every article ready to wear for men, women and children. It has jbeen our custom to defer this sale until the holidays are over, but this year we desire to give our patrons the benefit of these great price conces sions earlier. Don't delay. Come this week and buy what you need. We have added in this sale a number of useful articles for Xmas presents. For the La dies and Misses Ladies Suits Beautiful Suits that sold up to $30, made up in Worsteds arid Broadcloths in all col ors. Clearance Price UNDERWEAR 25c 49c 75c SUSPENDERS COATS $14.75 HANDKERCHIEFS 5c 10c 15c 25c SHIRTS GLOVES Ladies Suits SUSPENDERS NECKWEAR LEGGINGS We have about 35 Suits in stripes and plain colors, in cloths and worsteds. Clear ance Price HANDKERCHIEFS 5c. to 50c HANDKERCHIEFS CAPS UMBRELLAS GLOVES SHOES 98c $1.49 $1.98 FASCINATORS Ladies' Long Coats SHOES STOCKINGS SHIRTS POCKET BOOKS 25c to $4.98 These handsome Coats are cut 52 inch es long, trimmed with sil braid, semi and tight fitting. They come in black, blue, tan. The price is exactly half of former selling. TOQUES UNDERWEAR NECKTIES KIMONAS GLOVES SWEATERS GLOVES COLLARS RUBBERS GUM BOOTS SWEATERS Ladies' Skirts We have over five hundred separate Skirts, all new models, in Panama, Voiles, Silks, Cloths. Have placed a special price on them for clearance. WAISTS HOSE BLOOMER PANTS 49c and 75c WOOL HOSE NECK SCARFS in Silk and Wool 49c 98c $1.49 Men's and Boys' Clothing Another Reduction $ 7.50 Suits and Overcoats . .? $10.00 Suits and Overcoats i $12.00 Suits and Overcoats i $ 15.00 Suits and Overcoats J $18.00 Suits and Overcoats S $25.0" Suits and Overcoats i VESTS 10c 15c 25c Shoes Shoes $5.00 Men's and Ladies' Shoes $4.00* Mfen's and Ladies' Shoes $3.50 Men*s and Ladies' Shoes $3.00 Men's and Ladie s' Shoes ... $2.00 Men's and Ladies' Shoes ... $1.50 Men's and Ladies' Shoes Another large ship ment of those beautiful petticoats in all colors and lengths. Every Cent That you deposit with this hank, yields a MONEY RETURN~It means money in your pocket and you can always depend on getting it when you want it. It also establishes a credit which will enable you'to borrow funds when sufch a courss becomes necessary or advantageous. We wa.pt an opportunity to tiik to you?to tell 1 you more aboift the many advantages which j come to you through your connection with this bank. i WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS THE Merchants National Bank, CLARKSBURG, W. VA. t Deposits Nearly $800,000 R. T. I,OWM)HS, President. \V. H. IiEWIS, Caidilcr. MRS. AMOS WINS A BIG OIL SUIT An Important Decision As to Dower is Handed Down by Judge Mason. Mrs. Mary Amos, of Ailani6ton, widow, or Reizln Amos, deceased, and mother of Alonzn E. Crlm, mayor of Adamston, through her attorney. Senator-elect' Charles G. Coftman. won a big oil suit'ft] Judgetfohn W. Mason's court in' Fairmont against the heirs of 'Reizln Ajnos; The suit grew out of the pro duction of four oil wells and a gas Weil on the Amos farm in Marion rPunty, In which Mrs. Amos claimed fltitfer. Mr. Amos died in 1905, ar ttr all (ho wells had been drilled in under a lease given by him. In his lifetime, to the South Penn Oil Com pany. The wells were producing a his death and are still good produc ing wells. Since the death of Mr. Amos, the heirs elalmed all the production from the wells, with the oxceptlon of al lowing the widow the interest on one-third of the same. This course was pursued until Mrs. Amos Insti tuted her suit in the Marlon county circuit court about five months ago. .ludge Mason in his opinion held that Mrs. Amos wae entitled to the full one-third of the runt estate during Ijei- lifetime, and also one-third of the Issues, rents and profits coming from the real estate in the way of oil and gas, during the life of ths lease under, which the farm is oper ated and her lifetime, thereby, giving Ing to her one-third of all the money coming from the production of said wells and any others that might he drilled, during her lifetime, nnd in the life of the lease. The decision Is an important ono and. raises some new questions. Un der this holding, a widow whose hus band began to operate a coal fle^d and dies a^ter lie has gotten the mines opened and producing, ^wlll get one-third of the production of that Held/ so long as she lives, and may work one-third' of the vein to exhaustion. Judge Mason's holding is a very important one to Mrs. Amos, as the Interest on one-third of the production would be small, while one-third of the production, at her age. would Ukels amount to quite a sum, being In the neighborhood' of $f..nnn.oo. (Continued Mm p?ge 1) proposition that, in the opinion of the committee the snooting w?s done by some soldiers belonging to the 25th anfantry was adopted by a vote of 8 to 4. one senator not voting. Thils it will be seen that every official body which has heard the testimony has decided that the shooting at Brownsville on the'flight .of the 13th of (August. 1906, was the Work of Soldiers of the 25th Infantry" Air. Lodge declared . that while there Isn great deal o? evidence that the shooting mis done-by. the soldiers there Is no evidence that It was done by anybody else. There Is. he said, no physical Impossibility of time, distance or alibi to prevent our at tributing tlti* shooting to the sol diers. "In fact." he sold, "It was easier for the soldiers to do It tlmn for anybody else because they were both Armed and Organized. Motive was not lacking. Some of the soldiers' had had trouble with some of the Inhabitants. Justiv or unjustly, some of them had been maltreated by some of the Inhabi tants and they had felt. In greater or less degree the bitterness of race prejudice. Their freedom of move ment had Just been curtailed owing to an affair In which a white woman was involved. They were suffering, therefore at the moment from the troubles which had arisen between them' and some of the people of Brownsville." Mr. Lodge . referred to testimony of witnesses to show that eleven appearing before, the senate committee, before the Blocksman and Hurdy inquiry or In the Pen rose court-nuurtlal testified .that the men who did the shooting were rec ognized by them as soldier* ?nd ne groes.. .^iye ? |i" - - Witnesses Hecognlicd Tlicm as soldiers and six witnesses recog nized them as negroes by their voices. "I submit," said Mr. Lodge, "that that is a mass ot direct evi dence sufficient to sustain and af firmative proposition in court and not to be done away with by sug gestions about the darkness of the night and1 Inferences that nil these witnesses were lying because the ar tificial lights were few and there was no moon." Mr. Lodge reviewed essential fea tures of the testimony in the Brownsville affair and said that the bullets found In the houses and the shell In the streets, taken to gether could have been used In only one rifle, andt hat was the ? Springfield New Modil and there we're no new model Springtlelds In the possession of any one except the troops of the United States. He spoke of the testimony of the soldiers as constituting "a uniform denial." "That which renders all this testi mony to me of doubtful vaftte. and deprives it of the weight It would otherwise have," said Mr. Lodge, "Is Its extraordinary unformty. It is possible for 150 or 200 men to tell without exception a story agreed up on before hand but no two witnesses can tell the truth. aR they understand It in precisely the same way, about the same event. The soldiers hnve the strongest possible motive for de nying participation In or knowledge, of the shooting. There could not have been any strong personal mo tive to induce the witnesses on the other side to testify otherwise than truthfully." Mr. Lodge declared that he was bred-Hip with a profound sympathy for. and interest In, the negroes of the United States and had always tried to aid and serve them, the bill which he reported, and which pass ed the' House, of llepresontatlves rep resenting the last attempt made to sccurc them Their l'ol It leal Itlglits in the South. "I have encountered criticism, odium and political attack in their behalf, which cannot he said of many of those who outside ot this chamber have for one reason or an other busied themseiees with this af fair and sought to make , capital out of It 1 speak therefore as their friend when I say ? that no greater misfortune has happened to them In late years than thl? cllort to make n race issue out <jf a. case of ^military discipline." "Self-selcctcd champions o ftheie soldiers in various parts of the coun try sought, he said, not for equality before the law. but for Special Treatment for the Brownsville soldiers on the ground of race. "As a friend of the negro race 1 deplore the agitation which had this end in view." he said, "tlwwe soldiers are entitled to th. same treatment as soldiers and citi zens that white men would bo en titled to, neither more or less." He deplored any appeal to sympathy for criminals, which he said had become the fashion of the time. If action in this matter was to be determined by sympathy, he said, his sympatic would not go to the men who did the shooting, but to the harmless boy who was killed; to "the Lieutenant of Police dangerously wounded and In jured, fur life In.the nerformanee of his duty and to the women, and chil dren. cowering on the floor While Bullets Crashed through the thin walls of their dwellings. Brushing asldo the ques tion of sympathy he wished exact justice so far as it could he attain ed. Tho crime of* these men wns made greater because they wen United States soldiers employed for the protection of the people. He favors the Warner bW which allows the President to restore .the Innocent to the Army whenever ho !? satisfied that any of them wre blameless. He condemned the l'or aker bill, which he said attempts to force back Into tho army not only In nocent men hut men who lyere guil ty of a serious crime. He made an exhaustive argument on the consti tutionality of the Foraker bill which obliges the President to re-enllst those soldiers whether he thinks they ought to be re-enlisted or not. Such an act would be an encroach ment unon the constitutional fights nf the President. It would be sub versive of discipline In the army. ^I i Each of the chi* or (SOIW^SlVER^UNGS^^^5^"? \i^iuiinuiyvfei,yui?^r thm iu no stronger than, its weakest orfan. If there is weakneaa of atomaeh, liver or lunfs, there i* * weak link in the chain of tit* which may snap at aay time. Often this so-called " weakneaa " ia earned by lack of nutrition, the restflt of weakneaa or dieeate of the atomaoh and other,or<aoi, of dilution and nutrition. Diseases and weaknesses of the atomach and it* allied organa are cured by the m of Dr. Pierce'* Golden Medical Discovery. When the weak or dbeaaed itomach it cured, di*e**e* of other orfana which inm remote-from the stomach but which have their origin in a diseased condition of the (tomach and Other organs of. difestion and' nutrition, are cured alio. The atroai man baa a atroai atomach. v Taka tba abora recommended "Dlaeor- ?L err" and rou may have a atroni atom' act and a atroni body. Given Away.?Dr. Pierce'* Common Sense Medical Advi*er, new revised Edition, 1* sent frtt on receipt of staukp* to pay expense of mailing oaty. Send 21 one-cent stampa for the book in paper covers, or 31 stamps for the cloth-bound vol- ~yj-1 . ume. Addre** Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffjtjo, N. Y. *T-esJ^ Crops Advance In The Nation Is One of Great Strides asi Shown by Secretary's Annual Report. WASHINGTON.- D. C.. Dec. 14? After twelve years of service as Jicail of the department, *the secretary of agriculture In his twelfth annual re port to the President, issued today, I renders a comprehensive account of I his stewardship and -presenbt.; a re view of the progress or agrfilnHure! In the United States dtthnjfcTIithat period.. Concerning the farm1 pro duction of 1908, he says that the furmer has created wealth1 by the mil lions. Production has been ' above the average of recent years with fe\v exceptions; and, while some prices have fallen, others have risen. The farm value of all farm pro ducts of 1908 reaches the most ex traordinary total In the nation's his tory??7,"78,000,000. The farmer contributes 87 per cent, of the raw material used in those manufactur ing Industries which depend mostly or considerably upon agricultural materials. The gain in value of farm products In 0108 over 1007 Is $29(i.000;000 and would have been much larger had not the prices of cotton and hay been low. Greatest of all crops Is. Indian corn, whose production this year Is 2,643,000,000 ? bushels. Thouvaluc -of this crop Is SI,615,000,000. Compar ed with the average of the preceding five yeara the quantity Is 2 per cent, higher and the value 43 per cent, higher. , ( It seems likely that' tlio '-'Cotton crop is onu of the highest three ever produced, but with a \Jalue next to the highest or perhaps more, al though the farm price of cotton this year Is below the price of last year by more than one cent. For the Ijrst time in the history of this country's agriculture, the value of tly cotton crop, Including seed, has' apparently exceeded the value of the huy crop, which has heretofore held second place. The greatest hay crop 1n hl?tory has been gathered this jlear, ?S, 000,000 tons, or 12 per cent, above the average of the preceding live years. Its prico- is $2 per ton Jons than it was a year ago, but stilt the. farm value of the crop fa $021,000,-1 000, or 6 per cent, above the Ave I vear average. Wheat If one and one-hii1r per cent above the five-year average In production and 23 per cent, above !n total value. The 600.000.000 bushels of this crop are estimated to be" worth $620,000,000 to the farmers, or 66,000,000 more than the most valuable wheat crop heretofore pro duced. Although the' oat oroi) suffered from drought the value is .$321,000, 000 for 789,000,000 bushels, of teri per cent, above the five-year aver age value and 9 per cent. Below the average product. All cereals aggregate ' 4.329,O.Ob,OiV() bushels, a total that has' been ex ceeded three times, but the value reaches $2,694,000,000, or more than $300,000,000 above that of 1907, and exceeds still more the totals of for mer years. Compared with the. pro-' ceding live years, the numbar ofi bushels is higher by. 0.2 per cent and the value Is higher by 32 per cent. For the first* time, this year, tV vnlue of all farm crops equals $?'>. 000.000,000, and of this total the val ue of tho corn crop is about dn>v; third; wheat, hay and cotton com-: blned make more than another third,! and the smaller crop s the remain der, or nearly one-third. Never be fore has tho hay crop been so larg' in quantity, nor tho rice crop, nor1 the sugar beet crop, nor beet ahil! cano sugar production. The pro-1 duction of barley has been exceeded in only one former year;, and cotton by only two years at the mojt. After a heavy meal, take a couple of Doau's Regulets, and give your stomach, liver and bowels the help they will need. Regulets bring easy, regular passages of the bowels. NEW TRIAIi. KEFITSEI). HARRISBURO, Pa., Dec. 11? Judge Kunkel today refused a new trial to J. H. Sanderson, J. H. Shu maker, W. P. 8nyder and W. L. Mathues, four defendants In the cap-! itol conspiracy cases. RMAl.LTOX ON SHIP. COLOMBO, Ceylon, Dec. 12?Tito battleship Georgia, preceding the bat tleship fleet under Admiral Sperry, due here tomorrow, came Into port today with a smallpox case on board. ? C. R. Lyon was -here from Salem Tuesday on business before th.s county court. >v V.", ? ?' ' ? ,' ? - :.'V\?$ IN LOCAL MARKET What Has to Be Paid for Table Things .in the City. The foliowmg vecail prices prevail In tlie local produce market: Eggs. 40c dozen. Country butter, 33c lb. Creamery butter, 38c lb. New cabbage, 4c lb. Radishes, 3 bunches for 10c. . Rhubarb, 5c bunch. - Pineapples, 20 and 26c each. New Bonis. 10c hunch. . Egg Plants, 10 and 15c. Sweep potatoes 20c gallon. ? Pumpkins. 15 to 25c. Celery, 10c stalk. Ixituce, 2<le lb. Cauliflower. 25c. Carrots, 10c. Mangoes. 40c doz. Splnnach, 15c gal. Cranberries, 16c at. Canning pears. tl.SO 1)U. 3ermnda onions, 8c lb. Kale, 10c gallon. Onions. 20u gal. Cucumbers. 20c and 25c. Apples. 20c gallon. Quinces, 35c gal. Tifrnips, 15c gul. Irish Potftocs. 30c peck. Asparagus. lBc nunch. Cocoa a uts, 10c. California navals. 30 to 50c, doi Malaga Grapes 2 Oc lb. Grape Fruit 10 and 15c. Turkeys, dressed. 18c to 22c lb.; not dressed 14c to lflc lb. Chickens, dressed, 12 l-2c. to 22c; not dressed. 12 l-2c to 16c lb. There's nothing so good for a sore throat as Dr. ThomaB' Eclectric Oil. Cures It in a few hours. Relieves any pain In any part. E OF ESTA1E In Germany ^eft by an Aunt v is Inherited by Mrs. Hennegan. Mrs. William Honnegan of 162 El liott street is in receipt of pleasant Information to the effect that she ii entitled to a share of an estate left by an aunt of hors, who died In Ger-. many. The messago came In a let ter' from Attorney John H. Marrk worth, of Cincinnati, who wrote her intbtViing her of the Tact and ask ing tor power of attorney so that he might collect her share for her. HTU.S THREE NEGROES. ML":! PI IT, Tenn., Dec. 11?Wil liam Lntu:white, entered a saloon here early today and without a word shot and killed three negroes and wounded four others, one of whom will probably die. ?Ijatura was arrested. He had been drinking. llEIiD TO GRAND JVRV ELK1NS, Dec. 12?W. Golt Bum gardner, of Clarksburg, was triad in Justice Kochenderfer's court here yesterday, charged with passing worthless checks, nnd was held to await the action of the grand Jury. Ills defense* was that he had relied qn a friend to deposit certain checks In the bank. William Q. Urown. of Klngwood. was n business visitor Uore Tuesday. W. E. T-ang is here from Parkers burg on business. H. 1.. SVoeber Is here from Wheeling. Catarrh Whether it is of the nose, throat, stomach, bowels, or more delicate or gans, catarrh is always debilitating apd should have attention. The discharge from the mucous membrane is bccause this is kept in a state of inflammation by an impure ; condition of the blood. Therefore, to cure, take the best blood purifier, Hood's Sarsaparilla la nnil ltenld form or chocolated tablets viownasaareatabs. loudo^n p. 1 :|t jj|&'iv'