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J. N. WISNELt, Editor and Propieojt North Queen St., Martlnsbuig:, W Vo Pubiiahe 1‘ Kvjcky SATUItnAY at Mar' linslmrt;, W. Va., at $1.50 per annum in advance. TKhX* 1 OK Tit AN8IKNT ADVKKT1BING t One inoti (10 lines) one time,. $1.00 Each subsequent insertion. .60 Sinmliny advertisements. West Virginia Press Assuetation Kates, Class “E,” on a oasis nl 80 cents per inch, per month, nura her of inches and months, entitled to rea sonable discount. *W-Special positions to 3% per cent additional. SATURDAY, DECEMBER23. A merry, good, substantial Christ mas and a happy, prosperous, New Year to all. Attention is specially directed to the notice to Delinquent Subscrib ers. One more week temains for settlement. Senator N. B. Scott, of the Re publican National Committee, for Wist Virginia, is on the sub-com millcc for arranging to hold the National Convention at Philadel phia. He has secured rooms for W. Va. headquarters at the La Fayetls Hotel. The subscribers, who have paid one year in advance, are receiving the Farm Journal and speak in highest terms of it. Another list will be sent off this week, and quite a number of sample copies will be sent for examination next week. . The Virginia Legislature has en acted a bill imposing a tax of 15 cents per ton, on ail fertilizers told in the State. Necessarily, that will be added to the cost per ton, but at the same time, to protect the far mers, the constituent elements for productive purposr, should be care fully ascertained. The battles continue. In the Philippines the American's are very successful; In the Transvaal, the Boers are having the best of it. The English armies have not yet recov ered from the repulses. However, new generals have been appointed, and more, many thousands of En glish soldiers are being sent forward to reinforce and relieve their large( but checked foicis. The loss lias already been over 6000, and, while, t>s some people say, they may over, power the Dutch, yet the outlook is serious, and likely to lead to com plication, that may soon require in ternational intervention. MCQRAW VS. SCOTT.. By a peculiar coincidence, possi bly for the want of a t-w-e. for twelve, the genial and talented gen tleman from Grafton, is endeavoring not to contest the seat of Mr. Scott, in the U. S. Senate, but, to decide upon the legitimacy of ihe issue de. livered by the recent legislature of West Virginia. It is a peculiar pro ceeding, insomuch, as should he pre vail, there is neither entailment of the heirship, or a chance for alien age inheritance, for the reason, that Governor Atkinson would appoint during the interim. But apart from this, the briefs of the parties have been presented, and they are very carefully prepared, and it is a pleasure to read them, and observe the study and research they em brace. For this, each side is entit led to credit, but really, that of Senator Scott’s, prepared and pre sented by ex-Senator Faulkner, seems unanswerable, and from that presentation, there does not appear aDy hope for Mr: McGraw. THE WHEAT CROP. The Agricultural Department has made a very interesting report as to the outlook of this very im portant cereal. It shows the sere age of winter wheat to be 200,000 acres greater than that of 1898. The estimate of the total crop of 1899 is placed at 54T,300,000 bushels, based upon an average of 12.3 bushels per acre, but as the final statement for the 1898 crop exceeded the estimate by 15.5 upon the same ratio of in crease, the final result for 1899 crop would be more than 600,000, 000 bushels. If these figures should turn out to be correct, it will prove to be the largest production ever made, except those of 1891 and 1898 which were respectively 612,000, 000 and 615,000,000 bushels. That is why the price of wheat is low, and ss a farmer remarked to us, yes terday, “with 200 sheep be sold 200 lambs, at $4 each, and tie fleece of the old ones averagtd one dollar each. The wheat comes from the level lands of the West, and Kansas has raised ctough corn for the na tion. Eastern farmers should look after supplying meat 'ood for the large eastern cities. “1 AM SHOT” Such were the last words of the born soldier, Gen. Ilenry W. Law ton. A giant in stature, six feet three in height, fearless and intre. pid, with his white helmet bat and a yellow rain protecting coat, he was a conspicious mark for the Philip pine sharp ehooters. Yet, where the bullets were mowing the turf, around him, he laughed at tne warn ing of his staff, to be careful. Through Civil war in the the thickest ot those scientific and deadly struggles faceing famine, the wiles, tricks and death dealing shots of Geronimo in the mountains, until the capture of that chief; and the terror of Apache war whoop, \v*s known no longer; in charge of and forcing the capture of ElCaney, in Cuba, lie has met a soldiers death in the far off lands of an almost heathen country. Not a graduate cl any m’litarv school, he grew and develope 1 into as gallant an officer as ever wore military uni form. Such w is Lawton, an 1 of him, the American people can well be proud and poiat to his life and death as a heritage worthy of re cognition and prevention. Grasp: ing at the wound in an effort to stand erect with the single exclama tion, “I am shot,-’ this bravo pa triot, gallant soldier passed away. Aguinaldo owes a debt of unending payment and when the clear light that will bo brought to bear in the future prevails, a monument will be erected to Law’ous memory by the vsy same semi savages, as a cce memto of his worth, a testimony of great loss endured, though a boa con light lor the benighted in those islands of the archipelago. THE HOME OF THE SOUL. The ie!ease of tba soul,'through the birth of Christ, was brought to the attention of tho leaders of the Independent one yea" ago. It will not be amiss to add a few woids this Christmas season, about “The Home of the Soul.” It is » theme made very tegder by the memory of one, who, always viewed it with rap turous pleasure—a departed moth er. The release of the soul from death through sin, by the birth of Christ, whose natal day is so uni versally celebrated, made the Home of the Soul, joyous, oternal, 'by the crucifixion, death, resurrection, of the same Jcsu3, who was tho Christ Child,and did he not also say: “In my fathers house are many man sions,’’ and add thereto, “I go to prepare a place for you.” What place? The Home of tlic Soul. Even though the blind poet’s eyes were scaled, yet tho effulgent light of the ransom and the home, led him to write, “Thy mansion waits thee, Acam; rise.” Glean the spirit oi the only hope mortality has, or can conjecture, from a writer, who far surpasses us in expression: I will sing you a song of that beautiful land, The far away homo of the soul, Where no storms ever beat on the glitter ing strand While the years of eUi nity roll; * * * * * That unchangeable home is for you and for me, Where Jesus of Nazareth stands; The King of all kingdoms forever is Ho, And He boldeth our crowns in His hands. Ponder as to the crown deserved. Don’t Tobacco Spit and Smoko lour Life Away. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag netic. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 50c or $1. Cure guaran teed. Booklet aud sample free. Address Sterling Itemedy Co., Chicago or New York. • Notes and Comments. The merchant harvest is due. Santa Claus, fills stockings and makes presents. Some of our city folks will not en joy the coining festivities on account of illness. What lias become of “Lot?” There is too much talent there to be idle and we miss her spicy articles. When a young man asks a girl tc share his lot, she should always be sure to knovr he is in posession ol enough money to build a house up on it, Poor Roberts, suffers enough with three wives and their children, whe must all be supplied with Christmas presents, without those congress men adding to his torment. It is not any wonder he represents an empty purse. For a month before marriage, and a month after death, some men re gard tli6ir wife as an angel. Well, if a woman only knew her husband as well before marriage, as she does afterward she would marry some other fellow. There i3 a heap of lottery about It anyway. As the holidays are near and every’person that can, will have a joyful time, the Editor and typos want to breathe the fresh atmosphere and the patrons of the Independent will not lay aside their jolification to peruse its coiumns. Suppose we all take a week off, in the mean time study ovex what arrangements we can make, which will be advanta geous. Its a great stimulant to set tle old scores and start anew in 1900. The paper will look brighter and become newsier, then ask your neighbor if ho wont subscribe, its cheap, only about the cost of a Christmas turkey, this Is what mak es a good editor, and a good editor makes a good paper. We extend the kindliest wishes tor the success of the patrons of the Independent, its editor and employees. We are go ing out of 1899 with the kindliest feeliogs for all ancl with enmity to ward none, and now adieu until the dawn of 1900. OCCASIONAL. Educate Tour Bowels With Cuacarett. Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever. «*. 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money. In the Virginias. Delegate M. 8. Newberne of the Tirginia Legislature is ill with smallpox. Governor Atkinson has issued a requisition on the Governor of Oh ) lor John Finley 0. S. Tice, wanted in Pleasant county for forgery. It,is stated that the Masonic Tem ple at Richmond will have to be sold for debt. Tbe building cost $1T5,000, only $100,000 of which has been paid*. James II. Slaughter of Danville has been charged with raising notes indorsed by his employess to an ag gregate amount of $8,100. The ac cused has disappeared. Ilev. Thomas J. Macicy of New j port News was fired upon while pre paring to go to bed. Five bullets crashed through tbe front window, but none took effect. Hawaii’s Sugar Crop. (San Francisco, Cal., Die., 19 — Reports received for this season’s sugar crop in the Hawaiian Islands gives the total product as 282,801 tODS, which is one of the largest in rears. j¥ |fW¥¥¥inif¥¥¥¥¥¥Tr(ij'wi USE ' k IT WILL M * 8 Suva your Hands and Clothes It wUI do & Ursa wash usually taken. Less labor* Grenter comfort. Lever Bros., Ltd., Now York. ^ww¥W¥tnmr^vi!rwinirK PERSONAL MENTION. Your Friends Coming and Going. Col. James C. Frazer, from Mor gantown, spent tbe week here. Miss Bettie Sublette, of Cliarler lown, is tbe guest of Miss Mary Woods. Mrs. Anna Holmes Bocock, of Richmond, who has been v’eiting Mrs. J. W. McSberry, bas returned home. Mr. Amos Wistrater, student at tbe Medina! Univers ty, Baltimore* visi'ed tbe parental home here, on Sunday. Mr. Waitman liarbe, Field Agen1 and Assistant to tbe President ol tbe State University, bas been here on bis annual visit to the public schools. Mr. J. N. Wisner, Jr., bas ar rived here afUr nearly 18 months absence, in tbe States of Washing ton and Oregon. lie It ft tbe U. S. Fish Commission on the Little White Salmon River on Monday, the 11th inst.and arrived here in oro week of travel. He has been accorded a leave of absence until Dec. 31st inst., when be will be as signed duty for several months in the East. Mrs. Wm. Morgan, of Gerards town, spent Wednesday visiting in this city. L. DeW. GerliBrdt, went to Wash ington Wednesday on business. Mr. J. H. Oetlinger bas return ed from a several weeks visit to Baltimore. Mr. Edgar LcFevre, a student at tbe State University will spend the holidays at his home in Bunker Hill. Mr. Robt. Boyd, a student at Mor gantown, bas returned to spend tbe holidays at bis home in tbis eity. Miss Mattie Weaning left Tuesday morning on a visit to Washington. Messers. Steve Snodgrass, Wm. Stewart and Wm. Hill spent Mon day night in Hagerstown. Miss Katherine Buck, of Wash ington, is visiting her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Price. Miss Louise McKee has returned from Grafton where she has spent last three months. Hon. D. B. Lucas, of Charles Towd, wa3 in this city on business Monday. Messrs. James F. Thompson and Benj. Thompson, were in Washing ton Mondaj. Mr. J. Frank Thompson and sis ter, of Baltimore, spent several days as the guests of Mrs. Rev. Wm. Hedges. Messrs. Geo. Buxton and W. B. Small went to Harper’s Fery on business Tuesday Miss Rose Farrin and Stella Com: iskey have returned from a visit to friends and relatives in Cumber land. Miss Lillie Clendenning, of Bun ker Hill, spent Wednesday night in town. Mrs. Geo, L. Sencindiver went to Ilaiper’s F’erry Thursday morning. Miss Lollie Legg, of Bunker Hill, spent Wednesday night as the guest of Mi3s Helen Hawk. Mr. Frank W. Cusbwa has re turned from tbe State University j.o s| end the holiday s. Miss Lelia Burkhart has returned from a visit to Baltimore, where she has been spending the past month. Mr. Percy H. Veilch has left for Washington, where he will spend Christmas. Mr. Harold Bender, who attends school at LaFayctte College, Eas ton, Pa , has returned home for the holidays. Miss Fannie Linely, of Weston, who has been spending sometime as the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Alonza Andrews has returned home. Miss Lillie Bridges returned to her home in Hancock Thursday after several months visit to the home of Mrs. Hunter Boyd. Father Payne, the Missionary Priest of Virginia, who has been spending some time here, left Thurs day for Washington. Miss Daisy Burkhart, who attends echool in Wincheste , has returned home, accompanied by Miss Os bourne, of Kearneysville: The Misses Williams, daughters of Mr: and Mrs. E.C. Williams, are borne from the college at Luther ville, Md. They will spend their va cation here. Mr. John B. Seibert, wife and daughter, Miss Lillie, are visiting Mr. Seibert's brother, Mr. Henry J. Seibert. Miss Sallie Gard has gone to Mil waukee to spend the winter with hes uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Me Keig. Mrs. John U. Doll has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. II. A. Kiddle, Chambersburg. Mrs. Edgar Carter has arrived at the parental home, Boydville, and will be joined later by her husband, in time for the Wbite-Faulkner nup tials. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, of Lon don, Ontario, Canada, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Yearick. Bills Introduced By Senator Elkins Washington, D. C., Dec. 18.— Among the measures introduced io the senate by Senator Elkins, so far this session, are the following bills, which were severally read twice by their titles and referred to the com mittee on elaimsr For the relief of the county court of Upshur county W. Va.; lor the relief of the Metho dist Episcopal church, at Point Pleasant, W. Va.; for the relief of the board of education of Bolivar district of Jefferson county, W. Va ; for the relief oi George W. Graham (with accompanying papers), and for.the relief of (i. W. R^tleff. Also a bill making appropriation to aid in the purchnse of land and the erection of a monument in com memoration ol the battle ol Puiut Pleasant, W. Va fought in tie year 1714, which was referred to the com mittee on the library. Also a bill to provide for the pur chase of a site and the erection of a building thereon at Elutfield, in the state of West Virginia; which was referred to the commi'.tee on public buildings and grounds. Also introduced a bill authorizing the President of the United States to nominate' Lieut. Commander R. M. G. Brown, now on the retired list, to be a commander on the retir ed list, which was referred to the committee on naval affairs. Also introduced & bill to remove the charge of desertion Irom John Lyoue, which was read twice by its title, and referred to the committee on military affairs. lie also introduced several bills for pensions to various per sons. Studying Law. Misses Ethel W. and Ruth W. Macon, daughters of Senator William Mason of Illinois, arc studying law in Washington College. Ethel it 14 and her sister three years young er. One plays the violin, the oth er the piano, Loth are good singers. The Columbian Law School refused to admit them on account of sex, and they went to Washington Col lege. In addition to her school work, Ethel has a position in the Congressional Library. Death oi a Prominent Citizen. Charles Town, W. Va., Dec. 18,— Capt. Samuel D. Engle, a well known and highly respected citizen of Jef ferson county, died at his home near Middleway, on Saturday night, aged sixty six years. lie served with distinction throughout the war as lieutenant, Company A, Twelfth Virginia Confederate Cavalry. Joseph L. Grantham, also a well known citizen of Jefferson county died at his home near Middleway today, aged sixty-!wo ycats. He is survived by two brothers, John S. and William J. Grantham. SunDay Shaves Cause War. Paterson, N. J., Dec. 21.—The bench and the chinch are at odds about shaving. Recorder Senior holds that shaying is a necessity hence is permissible on Sunday. The clergymen are indignant at the decision and are going to see what the courts think of shaviug as a Sunday necessity. Men while the anti-Sunday work crusade rages fiercely. Married. At “Windewald,” the home ol the bride parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nel •on Wisner, on Dec. 19 1899, by the Rev Dr. F. M. Woods, Mr. Edgar B. Stuart and Miss Mary Nelson Wisner. Fatal Stabbing. Charles Town. W. Va., Dec. 18.— At Higginbotham, in Iloaue county, yesterday, Ilenry Carney b came angry at a remark made by his broth er-in law, Everet Monk, and stab bed him twice fatally. Ilow Are Your Kldneyi f Dr. Hobbs’ Sparacus Pills cure all kidney ills. Sam* pit free. Add. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N. Y. $50,000 For Cumberland. Washington, Dec. 20.—Senator Wellington today secured from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, of which he is a mem ber, a favorable report on his bill appropriating $50,000 additional lor the Cumberland public building. llolialay Rates C- V. R. R. For the Christmas Holidays the Cumberland Valley railroad will sel[ excursion tickets to all local stations on Main line and Branches C. V. R. R., on December 23d, 24th 25th, 31st, good to return until Jan uary 4th 1900 inclusive. Thin, pa|e, anaemic need a E'y food to their b' : J, give color girls * enrich '*v m , $ their c’.-.ks and restore their ® * | health and strength. It is * \!/ * safe to say that they nearly $ * all reject fat with their food. | COD LIVER OIL WITH HYPQPt/OSPtiirES of L ML $ SODA is exactly what they reedre; it not portent dement (cod-Ilvr; on in a palatable and cc: Ty di gested form, but also the hype* phosphites which are so '. due bfe In r.zivous disorders that usually accompany ai»a.n 'a # SCOTT’S EMULSION is a fatty food that is more easily dig.sUd than any ether form of fat. A certain amount cf flesh is necessary for health. * W You can get it in this way. * We have known per- % sons to gain a pound a f | day while taking it. A $oc. and $t.oo. all dru rdst-. tt • SCOTT 3c BOWNE, ChemiaL. NV.v V.rk. W «€«« I % Another Fire. The tenement bouse on tbe (arm of Mr. Samuel Busey, near Gerards town, occupied by Mr. Burton, was entirely destroyed by Fire last Wednesday morning. Nine of tbe family were present at tbe time, and tbe origin of tbe fire is unknown', though it is supposed to have start ed from a fire in tbe Btove. -———— ' Death. Wu. It. Chaplain died of paraly sis at bis borne in Sbepheidstown on Saturday morning, aged eighty years. He haves lonr daughters and two sons. • Marriage Licenses. The following licenses wtre issued by Clerk Bender: Jas. It. Sperow and Laura C. Mer chant, both of this county. Wed ding took place on Tuesday. Frank B. Kitchen and Bessie V. Files, both of this county. Wed ding took place on Thursday. McClure’s Magazine. The January number of Mc Clure’s Magazine promises some thing ir. the way of cc’or printing surpassing.anything yet achieved by magfzines. In illnstration of tbe first chapters of “The Life of the Master,” by Dr. John Walson (Ian Maclaren), eight brilliant paintings by C. K. Linson will be reproduced full-page, in all ibe colors of the originals. Tne titles of these paint ings are “The Annunciation to Mary,”:“4 Nazareth Street Scene,” “Fountain Scene at Nazir* tb,” “Tha Way up to Bethlehem,”“The Flight into Egypt,” “Tbe Birthplace ol John tbe Baptist,”“Rachel’s Tomb," and “Jesus Laboring at Home with Joseph and Mary. Bible Lesson. Tbe International Bible Studies for next Sabbath are Isaiah IX: 2:t. Title, Christ’s Coming x’oretold. Golden Text, Unto you this day ia the city of David, is born a Sav iour, which is Christ the Lord Luke II: 11. The prophecy of which this lesson is a part begins with Cbap. 1:1- Israel and Judah were nearing a great political crises. The final destruction of Israel was only four teen or fifteen years in the future, and the forces, which wrought that terrible disaster were actively at woik, like the breakiog of a dam high up among the mountains, whence the waters were rolling in swift disaster. J. Baker Kearfott. Mr. J. Baker Kearlott,well known by almost every family in Berkeley county, bas gone to test. Esteemed and respected as mau, and citizen, recognized for usefulness in bis business career, by the decree of the Creator, he has bid us a temporary adieu, for wo all must follow. He was born here, grew to man hood in this county, and lor only a few years was he away from the home of his birth and youth. Though at times farming, he was best known as a practical surveyor and engineer. Ho several terms filled honorably and well, the office of County Surveyor, and has furnished excellent maps ot both town and county. He was a progressive, use ful citlxen, an aident member of the Baptist church, end an official therein. Mr. Kearfott was in his seventieth year, ar.d was twice roarriod. His first wife was Miss Mary Ruth Gor rell and his second Miss Rachael A. Brolherton, of Jefferson county, lie leaves five children: Dr. Clar ence P., of Martinsville, |Va ; Dr. Joseph G., of Amherest, Va.; Mrs. M. S. Miller, of Kearneysvillf; Mrs. Henry Bogert. this city, and Miss Fannie O Kearlott. He has a brother, John P. Hearfott, of Kear neysville, and one sister, Mrs. Jon athan Miller, of this county, who suruivc him. The funeral services were at the Baptist church Wednesday morn ing, Rev. Stealey officiating. In terment in Green Hill cemetery. W. II. Wilen. Women Should Know It Many women suffer untold agony and misery because the nature ol their disease is not (orrtctly under stood. They have been led to be lieve that womb trouble or female weakness of some sort is responsi ble for the many ills that bcsat wom an kind. Neuralgia, nervousness, beadnctie, puffy or dark circles under tbs eyes, rheumatism, a dragging pain or dull ache in the back, weakness or bear ing-down sensation, profuse or scan t3r-supply of urine with strong odor, frequert desire to pass it with scald ing or burning eentation, sediment in it alter standing in bottle or com mon glass tor twenty-fonr boars, are signs of kidney and bladder trouble. Tbe above symptoms are often attributed by tbe patient herself or by bar physician to female weakness or womb trouble. Hence, so mauv fail to obtain relief, because they are treating, not the disease itself, but a reflection ot the primary cause, which is kidney trouble. In fact, women as well as men are matte miserable with kidney end ladder trouble aud both need the same remedy. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is the great discovery of the eminent kid ney and bladder specialist, and it is easy to gel at any drug store for fit ty cents or one dollar. To prove its wonderful merits you may have a sample bottle aud book telling all about it, both sent abso lutely free by mail. Kindly mcn tj cn Martinsburg Independent and g end your address to Dr. Kilmer k Cy. Bingkamton, N. Y. Goes to a Hospital. Washington* D. C., Dec. 18 — Senator N. B. Scott will go to a hospital to have bis leg operated on, which has been causing him much suffering. He fought an operation as long as possible, but after a con sultation ot physicians today, it was thought best that he should go to the hospital at once. Tbe operation is not a dangerous one, but he will be laid up for a couple of weeks. He expects to be in his seat in the sen ate when Congress convenes after the holidays. Alleged Counterfeiter. John H. H, Lewis, at Franklin Mills, eight miles above Hancock, arrested an,alleged connterfeiler who had a satchel full of molds and part ly executed nickels. Tbe man ans wers the description of Newton J: Doman, wanted for a donble murder at Mognolia. He is in jail. In Feeble Health Unable to do Her Work - nervous and Tired—All Those Troubles Cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla. “ For the past four years I have been In feeble health, and for two years past, owing to change of climate, I have not been able to do my work. 1 was nervous and had a tired feeling and was under the treatment of physicians, but I continually grew worse. My husband insisted on my trying Hood’s Sarsaparilla and I finally consented, and began taking it the first of June, 1896. The first bottle did me so much good that I continued with it, and after taking four bottles and one bottle of Hood’s Pills I am able to do my work, and the tired, nervous feeling is entirely cured.” Mbs. G. N. IIoska, Suwanee, Ga. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Purifier. Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $5. u_ii_ n:il. cure all Liver Ills and flOOU S rlllS Sick Headache. 23c. (JEN. LAWTON S DEATH. Manila, Dec. 20 —Details of Gen. Lawton’s death throw strong side lights on tin nobility of his char acter. With a strong force the Gen eral on Tuesday marched all day in a driving rain and attacked the Fil ipinos at San Mateo. Capta'n Brcckenridge was shot in the skirmish and Gentrel Lawton dismounted and helped to curry the wounded officers litter. While bending over the litter and assisting in dresssieg Breckenridges wound a Filipino bullet, more treacherous or belter aimed than others, passed through his heart and be fell dead. Officers near him had called the General’s attention to the fact that the Filipino sharpshooters were aim ing at him. They begged him to he careful. General Lawton resole'ely replied: “I must see what is going on in the firing line.” He then started off and had tra versed about fifty feet when he was shot. He tipped forward, with blood gushing from his mouth. lie did not speak again, for he was dead. DYSPEPSIA “ For six yean I was a victim of dys pepsia In Its worst form. 1 could eat nothing but milk toast, and at times my stomach would not retain and digest even that Last March I began taking CASCARETS and since then 1 bare steadily Improved, until I am as well as I ever was In my life." David H. Mdrpht, Newark. O. Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do Good, never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. He.SOc. ... CURE CONSTIPATION. ... SUHISC BsswSr CWBPUJ, CllMf., HMtr.ll, S.w 1st. Ill M-Tfl Rif! Sold and guaranteed by all drug ■I U'DAU gists to CVKK Tobacco Habit. Pension For Mrs. Lawton. Washington, D. C., Dec. 20.— Senator Fairbanks has introduced a bill, in the Senate pensioning the widow ol General Lawton at $2,000 a year. Representative Landis has introduced a similar bill in the House. Wheeling . . . . Intelligence^ West Virginia’s Leading Family and Political Newspaper. The year 1900 will begin a new epoch in tbe history ol America. The developments of the Spanish-American war, and the new policies, foreign and domestic there by made necessary, will lie discussed in the next congress, and will have a mo mentous hearing on tbe destiny ol the Na tion. State affairs will be of unusual interest irom the fact that a Governor anil state officers are to be elected. The Legislature that will be chosen at the same time will elect a United States Senator. The Presi dential Nominating jC'onventions and the ensuing election in November will be ol added importance. Tbe Intelligencer's unapproachable news service, foreign and domestic, fur nished by The Associated Press, is a guar antee that its readers will lie; fully in formed on all topics of moment through out the w-orld. TERMS AND PREMIUMS. THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER one year in advance.$ 1 CO THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER six months in advance. C copies one year and an extra copy to persons getting up oiub. 12 copies one year and two extra copies to person getting up club.. 10 CO 20 copies one year and a copy of the Daily one year free to persons get ting up club . 00 o oo 0 00 THE DAILY INTELLIGENCER. One month by mail.$1145 Three months,by mail. 130 Six montbr, by’mail. J|30 One year, by mail.’ 5 20 •^Specimen copies of either edition of£the intelligencer sent lree to any address. We want an agent at every postofflee in West Wirginia, Eastern Ohio and West Pennsylvania. ADDRESS: INTELLIGENCER PUBLISHING COMPART,I Wheeling, W.Va. The Weekly Intelligencer and the 0'S AA Independent 1 Tear far For combination remit to or call or ad dress THE INDEPENDENT, Dec. 2 9it. Martinsburg, W. Va. To Presbyterians. By special arrangemeht, we offer (1) the Central Presbyterian, thej Presby terian of the Virginias, for one year to any one not now receiving it, (2) its premium, the Self Pronouncing Com bination Teacher’s Bible, post-paid, and (S) the Independent for one year, all three for only |210- Remit to the In dependent M&rtinsburg, w. Va. HOPEWELL... Hair Tonic and. Strengthened Have been in business as a BABBER for over 40 years, not theoritically, but practically. I have prepared and used in my business a preparation as a Tonic and Strengthener of the hair. It will not create new hair where there are no roots for hair, any more than farmer’s crops will grow without roots. But it stimulates growth, cleanses the scalp, enriches the root and prevents baldness, gives re newed vitality, stops hair from falling out. For sale at my BARBER SHOP, North side of East Martin street, near Spring street, opposite Turner Hall Head rubbed and treated with this preparation at my shop for a small charge. SAMUEL HOPEWELL, 12-©-99 Proprietor. - ^ - “Money to patent good ideas may be secured by our aid. Address THE PATENT RECORD, Balti more,Md.” 4-8-ly, “HEoTHAT WORKS EASILY, WORKS SUCCESSFULLY.” CLEAN HOUSE WITH SAPOLIO V. E POLING. Martinsbufg’s Mg Store. •* -O .-M -O Ht~ -o —N* •« *-*-►© «-#» - NEW FALL GOODS No former Fall stock ever preatnled so much newness, brightness and such a variety of pleasing s'yles- We start the season. Grand valuable, both in quality and price- We permit no one to undeis?ll us. Better Goods for tbe Same Money, or Same Goods for Less Money Has been onr Motto DRESS GOODS. We are shoving all the latest and newest things in Dress Goods. PLAID DRESS GOODS. We certainly have a larger assortme it comprising more attractive stylos than was ever shown in Martinsburg. We begin the price at 25c- and go up to tbe host camel’s hair Piaids at $1.4S. BLACK DRESS GOODS. We have some -pedal bargaius in Black Dross Goods bought at the old price. Our 50c- Storm Serge can’t be matched anywhere at the price- We cer tainly have the grea’e t line of Black Crepons we have ever shown- We have a Special Bargain in a On pon at 69c. we guarantee can’t be matched anywbeie under $1.00. We alto ha\e the finest Silk Crepons so popular for skirts, "in pat ternsat a Sl 69, worth $2.00. New Goods for Tailor made Suits, Black and Blue English Serge, Cheviots, All-wool Oxford and Gray Home Spun, the New Fall material. TAILOR-MADE SUITS. We have a full line of Ladied’ Tailor-made Suits’ made to our order i” the best makers in New York. We have them in all this season's lates* shades. They come in the newest styles, they are made up with liy front, jacket* finely tailored, lined with colored silks; skirts have new plaited habit hacks and fineiy lined. We have an expert lady tailor at our store all ti.e time to make any alterations necessary, free of cost. We commence the prices at $6.98 and up to $15.00. COATS AND CAPES. We have always sold more coats ai d capes than a 1 the other stoics in Martinsburg. Ours are made-up to order for us. Every garment is guaranteed to fit and give satisfaction in every particular. This season our line is better than ever- We have all the new, up-to-date things to show you at pricei lower than they have ever been. LADIES’ SKIRTS. All the new styles; new l'l rids, All-wool Oxford and Grey home Spun— all tailor-made, HOSIERY. We defy all competion on Hosiery. We buy our Hosiery direct from the factory in case lots and can sell it to you at what other merchauts pay for it. Our 10c Hose in both Ladies’ and Misses’ can’t be bought at other stores at less than 15c. Same in all our other Hosiery—prices can’t be matched. PALL MILLINERY. Our Millinery Department has been a wonderful s i ” c: •. q his Fall we have surpassed all former seasons, and we have the , , ..est variety in all the new shapes and styles we have ever had. Hats Trimmed Free By An Expert Milliner. ®*ake our store your beadquarteis when you come to town, ask for a new But S. , ***** Ion Sheet. It coats you nothing. Select your r all Style pattern, buy your Dresj Goods and Linings trom us and go home happy. * Oct. 1 ’!I8. tr. Q^TO THE LADIES, We are daily receiving our Household Furnishing Omuls fo. tbe Spring trade give you a personal invitation to call and see onr well-selected stock, lfyou want a nice Matting, II you wunta nice set of Furniture II you want VV all Paper and Decorations lor your Parlors and lied llooius, 1 be place to get these Oooda at extremely low prices (and we a^e determined ot to allow ourselves ro be undersold by anyone) is at tbe CARPET, W.kL', PAPER AND FURNISHING HOUSE i*. .V I Civ LAS BttO & CO There you can find the largest and best assortment ix» ve line oi good!, m Mu. tinsburg. Special induoenieu * snown to new be^inneis and to all who may want lar W e also carry a line of BABT CARRIAGES, In fact, everythitiirtl tiscarrieu in a nrst-oiass Carpet and Kuruiluio Dour. "e have lust received a new and fresh lire of ^bina Mattings. P. NICKLAS BRO. & CO., No. 11 If. Queen UNDERTAKING - - - AND EMBALMING. W. H. WHEN. FUNERAL 0IRECT0R ■ - - - ARB EMBALMER. MARTINBBTJPG, W. YA. At the same rooms on N. Queen St. where Wo. Wlitn conducted business for 60 years A Full Line ol COFFINS AND ROBES. Horses and Hacks furnished and details carem.ly attended to. Embalming done and bodies preserve I for reasonsble length of time Prices moderate and duties will be well performed; oct. io, 9i,u. W• H. WILEN. New York Tri-Weekly Tribune MONDAY, WED i NESDAV, FRI DAY PRACTICALLY ' A DAILY, AND THE CHEAPEST KNOWN, 1 A new and remarkably attractive publication, profusely illustrated with portraits and balf tones; con tains all tbe striking news features of the Daily Tribune. Special War Despatches, Domestic and Foreign Correspondence, 8 b o r t Stories, Humorous Illustrations, Industrial Information, Fashion Notes, Agri cultural Matters carefully ticated, and Comprehensive and Reliable FiuaDoial and Market Reports. It is mailed at same hoar as the daily edition, reaches a large proportion of subscribers on date of itsue, and each edition is a tbo-ongbly up-to date daily family newspaper for busy people Regular subscription price, $1.30 per year. We furniab it wild tbe Independent lor ^ *$9 00 per year New York Weekly Tribune Published on THURSDAY. For over firty eight years a Na tional Family pa per for farmers ind villagers, whose readers lave represented the very best dement of our country popu ation. It gives all important news »f the Nation and World, the nost reliable Market Reports, fascinating Short Stories, an mexcelled Agricultural De triment, Scientific and Me hanical Information, Fashion Lrticles for the Women, Hu norous illustrations for old md yonng. It is ‘ The Peo de’s Paper for the entire U. S. Regular subscription price, $10O per year. Ve furoUh It with the Independent for ner vrar. Send all orders to the “Independent,” Martinsburgr, W. Va. A. A. Martin ia now conducting a flrat class restaurant on Martin street, 3 doors below C. P. Her ring’s Bnildiog. This will be a great convenience to oar town peo ple, as well as farmers, who can briog tbeir wives and children, lor a lunch—hot soup or select oysters, and teel at home. Everything nice and fresh. Prices moderate. Open every day and Sunday. Dec. 2 tf: It looks as if there would be a gteenfCbristmas. New Spindle Wagons from $25.00 up for sale at John Heller’s, West King street. If you want a nice Dress, a nice Cloak, a nice pair of Blankets, a nice Umbrella, nice Gloves of all kinds, and nice Handkerchiefs of all kinds; if you want Wrappers, Calico Ginghams. Oatings or anything Dry Goods, Notions, Dolls, Toys lor Xmas Presents. Don’t fail to see the great slock of H. C. Berry and Santa Clans.