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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
Beautiful Suits that
sold up to $30, made
up in Worsteds arid
Broadcloths in all col
ors. Clearance Price
25c 49c 75c
5c 10c 15c 25c
We have about 35
Suits in stripes and
plain colors, in cloths
and worsteds. Clear
5c. to 50c
98c $1.49 $1.98
25c to $4.98
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
We have over five
Skirts, all new models,
in Panama, Voiles,
Silks, Cloths. Have
placed a special price
on them for clearance.
49c and 75c
in Silk and Wool
49c 98c $1.49
Men's and Boys'
$ 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
10c 15c 25c
$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
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
Merchants National Bank,
CLARKSBURG, W. VA.
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
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
(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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"Self-selcctcd champions o ftheie
soldiers in various parts of the coun
try sought, he said, not for equality
before the law. but for
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
\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^
In The Nation
Is One of Great Strides asi
Shown by Secretary's
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For the first* time, this year, tV
vnlue of all farm crops equals $?'>.
000.000,000, and of this total the val
ue of tho corn crop is about dn>v;
third; wheat, hay and cotton com-:
blned make more than another third,!
and the smaller crop s the remain
der, or nearly one-third. Never be
fore has tho hay crop been so larg'
in quantity, nor tho rice crop, nor1
the sugar beet crop, nor beet ahil!
cano sugar production. The pro-1
duction of barley has been exceeded
in only one former year;, and cotton
by only two years at the mojt.
After a heavy meal, take a couple
of Doau's Regulets, and give your
stomach, liver and bowels the help
they will need. Regulets bring easy,
regular passages of the bowels.
NEW TRIAIi. KEFITSEI).
HARRISBURO, Pa., Dec. 11?
Judge Kunkel today refused a new
trial to J. H. Sanderson, J. H. Shu
maker, W. P. 8nyder and W. L.
Mathues, four defendants In the cap-!
itol conspiracy cases.
RMAl.LTOX ON SHIP.
COLOMBO, Ceylon, Dec. 12?Tito
battleship Georgia, preceding the bat
tleship fleet under Admiral Sperry,
due here tomorrow, came Into port
today with a smallpox case on board.
C. R. Lyon was -here from Salem
Tuesday on business before th.s
>v V.", ? ?' ' ? ,'
? - :.'V\?$
IN LOCAL MARKET
What Has to Be Paid for
Table Things .in
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.
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.
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
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
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,
la nnil ltenld form or chocolated tablets
p. 1 :|t jj|&'iv'