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RICHARD IW_.I_.JZY,
Editor and Proprietor.
RATS. «F SUBSCRIPT-OX.
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advance Three Dollars will be charged.
4»- Any one sending us five new subscribers
and 810, will receive a copy ofthe paper for one
year, gratis.
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY.
_—_♦ —•-_♦ —■ —- —
X". P. WA-HAH, M. 8., B. B. S.,
"_3_raerly ofthe Faculty ofthe Baltimore Col
lege of Dental Surgery.)
TJiental Offloe.
No. 15 N. Augusta Street.
Staunton, Va.
SPECIALTY:— Correcting Irregularities of
the natural teeth; restoring decayed parts of
the teeth with porcelain and gold; making ar
tiSclal teeth upon Gold Alloy Cast Plates.
Gas Administered. marl_-tf.
MEADE T. WHITE. A. C. GORDON.
WHITE _. AORDOH,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
STAUNTON, VA.
Courts.—Augusta and adjoining oounties,
Federal Court at Harrisonburg, Court of Ap.
peals of Virginia, at Staunton. feb2l-tf
_J N. SMEETZER,
.5. AT_ORNEY-AT-LAW,
STAUNTON, VA
Office in Stout Building, Court-house Alley
t— — ' ■
DBS. A. M. _. H. H. HEKKEL,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,
Having entered into co-partnership, tender
their professional services to the public. Spe
cial attention given to Surgery and diseases ol
the Eye and Ear. ....,._ . ~.,,
They may be consulted at all hours at the
office heretofore occupied by A. M. Hinol,
M. D., No. 15, West Frederick Street. febls
CA. BICHABDSON,
. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Staunton, Va.
Special attention given to the collection ol
claims, and prompt returns made.
Courts—Augusta and Rockingham.
Office—No. 2 Law Building. octT
WM. A. HUDSON. WM. PATRICE.
HUDSON «~ PATRICK,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
Staunton, Va.,
Will practice in the Courts of Augusta and
adjoining counties. Special attention paid to
collections. febl2-tf
.1. B. TUOKH-. H. ST. GEO. TUCKER,
Lexington, V_ Staunton, va.
TUCKER .*- TUCK-UK,
ATTORNE V S-AT-LA W,
Staunton, Va.,
Will p_-i_..=, i. :_i irts of Augusta and the
adjoining,'.. ._«._.. Also in the Court of Ap
peals of Virginia, and will attend regularly the
Circuit Courts of Rockbridge. au22-tf
n. _:. trout. w. c. CRAIG.
TB OUT A CKAIO,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
STAUNTON, VA.
'We have entered into Partnership as
Lawyers, occupying the old Offices of the Senior
member. The Junior member will aid in con
ducting the old business.
-9" Particular attention given to collections.
jels-tf #
H, M. MATHEWS. ALEX. F. MATHEWS.
MATHEW . ,*• MATHEWS,
.•..TOR-fEYS-AT-LAW,
Lewisburg. West Va.,
practice regularly In tha Courts of Greenbrier,
Monroe, Pocahontas and Nicholas counties, W.
Va., the Court of Appeals, and the Federal
Courts for tbe District of W. Va.
__rParticular attention paid to Collections
nd to special cases anywhere in their State,
may 17—ly
GEO KUE n. HARRISON,
ATTORNEY-AT-LA W,
Staunton, Va.,
will practice in all the Courts holden In Au
gusta county, and in the Circuit Courts of the
adjoining counties.
.-"Strict attention given to the collection of
Claims.
Office—No. 10 Lawyer's Row, Court-house
Alley. oc 31—tf
'fIHOMAS D. RANSON,
1 ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Staunton. Va.
-tiers his professional services In the County
and Circuit Courts of Augusta, and in the Hus
tings Court and the Court of Appeals held in
.taunton. Will also prosecute claims else
where through legal correspondents in this and
other States. may 30—ly.
PRESTON A BAYLOR,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery, Staunton, Va.,
practices in all the Courts of Augusta and ad
joining counties.
Office—The same tormeriy occupied by his
lather. Col. Geo. Baylor, dec'd. on Augusta St.,
jpposlte the Court-house. no 21
W* M. _L. MCALLISTER,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Warm Springs, Va.
Courts—Alleatiauy, aath and Highland, Va,,
ud Pocahontas, West Virginia.
••S-Special attention given to collection of
claims and proceeds promptly accounted for.
dec 23—tf
DR. JAKES JOHNSTON,
DENTIST,
Main __:_.__, Staunton, Va.
_>_■____: .--Over Turner A Harman's Grocery
tore. dec 21—tf
f. C. _IsD_R. (VM. J. NELSON.
ELDER _B NEE.ON,
ATTORNE YS-AT-L A W,
and Seal Estate Agents,
may S Staunton, va.
TAILORIHtt.
J A.. HCTCHEBOJN,
c MERCHANT TAIEOR,
109 E. Main St., Staunton, Ta.
I desire to call the attention of my friends
and the public to the fact that I have Just re
ceived a most beautiful iine of—
DRESS GOOD.
FOR FALL AND WINTER WEAR.
I am prepared to iurnifh Gentlemen's suits, of
the very best materials, made up in the latest
styles aud in the most workmanlike manner,
at low prices, and satisfaction guaranteed. I
also keep a full line of Gents' Furnishing
Uoods. s«s»- Give me a call before making
your purchases. Respectfully,
octH-tf J. A. HUTCHESON.
L. B. ORATES,
Fas-iiou-aT-le Tailor,
No. 103 E. Main St., Up Stairs, opposite
(he Staunton Opera House.
Is prepared to give the same satisfaction in all
work as in former times.
special Attention Paid to Cutting.
i. or it done outside of shop. Cutting and re
pairing done In best manner and on short no
.ice. aa- TERMS CASH. -» au27-tf
YfEBCHANT TAILORING
HEADQ, UARTEBS,
IMC. J3\ IMCoNABCAItA.,
No. 10 New St.,
STAUNTON, VA.
My Merchant Tailoring Establishment has
lust beeu fitted up with a new and fine assort
ment of
Suitings, Cloths, Caeslmeres, «_c,
FOR FALL AND WINTER,
of the latest styles and best manufacture.
ta- Perfect fits guaranteed and orders prompt
ly executed.
Gail and examine goods and prices. Jy2-tf
BARE * SPRINKLE,
FASHIONABLE TAILORS,
New St., next door to Mrs. Scherer's Millinery
Store, and 3 doors from Loeb's Corner,
Staunton, Virginia.
Ail work in our line executed with neatness
and dispatch. Special attention paid to out
ing repairing and cleansing. augs—tf
MARBLE WORKS.
•—_>— .
V-LLEY MARBLE WORKS,
STAUNTON, VA.
To the People of Augusta and the Valley coun
ties :
Keep your money at Home is to prosper,
Send it away is to become impoverished.
m Everything is at very
<* ft, low prices, and Ia al sell
»■'.:. V ing Monuments, Head
!.- -j, A A, and Foot Stones, as low
f>H_ . .A. I for cas h as any local or
. ■ 1 ' T~ld I (. traveling agent, or any
' ' !;!_.___ I *- Marble dealer in the Uni
'■■ -' _tJE___il_- f ted States. Don't believe
- -•-',->* w anything to the contrary
:.' till you come and see. '
-i.S9t.V_ msmmw j. c. MARQUIS.
P, S.—l also call attention to my Catalogue
of Designs of the Wonderful White Bronze
Monuments and Head Stones. .u27-tf
""livery stables.
DC_»-B ARRANGEMENT.
THE BEST LIVERY IN THE STATE.
gSJBMbx AMERICAN HOTEL
Livery Stables.
■• T. THORNBI'RG Proprietor.
Haying refitted my stables and added a num
~?f of fine horses and vehicles to my stock, I
Ji?_ Prepared to accommodate the summer
travel in the most elegant and handsome style
at reasonable prices.
o-s.Tr Hunting, Fishing and Pleasure Parties
generally will be supplied with any kind oi
vehicle desired, at low prices.
___ r ?- pectfal, y invite my former customers
1,,..' Public generally to give me a call.
«K«»/ae<ionj guaranteed.
JJMyIB-tf_ S. T. THORNBURO.
M_ Staunton, Va., January 15,1883.
» brother, D. C. GRAHAM, will have an
interest in my Grocery and Produce bus
__■?_ to .date from Jan. lst,and the Arm name
Will be J. c. GRAHAM A BROTHER.
J»hl6 j. E . GRAHAM.
Stat, nto it IIS! Spectator,
VOL. 60.'
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
_ » ♦ ♦— —
THE BEST
OF ALL
LINIMENTS
FOB MANAND BEAST.
For more than a third of a century the
Mexican Mil .tang __-_-_e___.asb.en
known to millions all over the world as
the only safe reliance for the relief of
accidents and pain. It is a medicine
above price ana praise—the best ot Its
kind. For every form of e_ternal pain
MEXICAN
5s Mustang Liniment is -without an equal.
I It penetrate, llesll and mv.de to
FS the very bone —making the con than-
H anco of pain und inflammation impos
ag sible. Its effects upon Human Flesh and
■ the Brute Creation are equally -wonder-
Hful. The Mexican
I MUSTANG
H Liniment ia needed by somebody In
H every house. Every day brings news of
H the agony of an awful scald or burn
■ subdued, of rheumatic martyrs re-
H stored, or a valuable horse or ox
H saved by the healing power of this
LINIMENT
■ which speedily cures such ailments of
■ the HUMAN FLESH as
a Rheumatism, Swelling., Stiff
■ Joints, Contracted Muscle., Burns
■land Scalds, Cuts, Bruises and
EsjSpralns, Poisonous Bites and
■ stings, Stl__ie»s, Lameness, Old
■ Sores, Ulcers, Frostbites, Chilblains.
■ Sore Nipples, Caked Breast, and
■ indeed every form of external dis
ffij ease. It heals without scars.
j For the Brute Creation it cures
S| Sprains, Sirinny, Stiff Joints,
C:Pound.r, Tlarness Sores, Hoof Bis-
MJeu.es, Foot Hot, Screw Worm, Scab,
N§ Hollow Horn, Scratches, TVind
i„ -lis, gpavin, Thrush, Ringbone,
HI Old Sores, Poll Evil, Film upon
Hthe _.Vr_t and every other ailment
HI to .vliieli the occupants of the
M Stable and Stock Yard are liable.
The Mexican Mustang Islnlment
always cures and never disappoints;
and it is, positively,
THE BEST
OF ALL
LINIMENTSI
ECS MAN 63 BEAST.
marl 3 83 ly
xkcst __-_vj_. _r T-CS_.js_._-
DR. FAHRNEY'S
TEETHING SYRUP,
II has never failed to give the most perfect satis
faction. Thousands of mothers are using it all
through the land, and all are pleased with its charm
ing effects. It Maintains the Baby's Health by
Keeping it free prom Colic and Diarrhcea. Do
not stupefy your Baby with Opium or Morphia Mix
tures, but use
Dr. Kahrney's Teething Syrup,
which is always safe and reliable. It soothes and
quiets the Child, Relieves PAiNand Inflammation
and gives Sweet, Natural Sleep to Babes and
Rest to Mothers. All Druggists and Medicine
Dealers Sell it.
TCTEHTY-FIYE CENTS A BOTTLE.
Prepared _y
ex.. 33. _r______a_T_3-sr _. scasr.
HAGERSTOWN, MD.
aprlO '83-ly
Nothing Short of Unmistakable
Benefits
Conferred upon tens of thousands of
sufferers could originate and maintain
the reputation which Ayer's Sarsa
parilla enjoys. It is a compound of
the best vegetable alteratives, with the
lodides of Potassium and Iron, —all
powerful, blood-making, blood-cleansing
and life-sustaining — and is the most
effectual of all remedies for scrofu
• lous, mercurial, or blood disorders.
Uniformly successful and certain, it
produces rapid and complete cures of
Scrofula, Sores, Boils, Humors, Pim
ples, Eruptions, Skin Diseases and all
disorders arising from impurity of the
blood. By its invigorating effects it
always relieves and often cures Liver
Complaints, Female Weaknesses and
Irregularities, aud is a potent renewer
of waning vitality. Por purifying the
blood it has no equal. It tones up the
system, restores and preserves the
health, and imparts vigor and energy.
Por forty years it has been in extensive
nse, and is to-day the most available
medicine for the suffering sick.
Por sale by all druggists.
feb27 '83-ly
BOOTS AND SHOES.
C. L. WELLER,
No. 4 West Main St.,
. STAUNTON, V_k.
BOOTS, SHOES
Slippers, Sandals, Pump.,
HATS, CAPS
CJM__3KEI_I__A_B, Etc
A full line of BROAD BOTTOM, FLAT HEE.
SHOES, for old Ladies and Gents.
BOYS'. MISSES', AND CHILDREN'S
SCHOOL SHOES,
Oa- A SPECIALTY OF "530.
REAL FIBST-CUSS SHOES.
Orders Solicited by Hall.
Oa- All Goods warranted as represented.
aprl9
TfpLAfILEY^
JL PUMP l
IJBUYTHEBEST.
JH BLATCHLEY'S
r/? M TRIPLE ENAMEL
**aEI PORCELAIN-LINED
II ° b
SEAMLESS TUBE
Vpump
Hfitek Do Dot be argued Into
j£sm ■■» buying inferior Goods.
Ur For Bale by the best
ouses iv tne Trade.
C. CTBLATCHLEY.Manuf'r.
3 8S l J_l i !_*P ET ST ." Philad'a.
write to me for name of .nearest A_ent
aprlo-6m
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TH-EDEK. NELSON * C . BI.INGB.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
No. 103 Sontta Augusta Street,
STAUNTON, VA.
REAL ESTATE bought, sold, and exchanged.
jar Write for description of properties in our
hands for sale.
»=__ Money to Loan on Real Estate Security.
Jan3-tf
DRUG 8 A..D MEDICINES.
♦_ m —.
V^^WOMANC-_AjTHEALTH OFWOMAOT
i-QsYMPATHIZE WIT»a?S THE HOPE OF?
woman. raceM
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
VEGETABLE COMPOUND.
A Sure Core for all FEMAI.E WEAK
NESSES, Including JLencorrbcea, Ir
regular and Painful Menstruation,
Inflammation and Ulceration of
the Womb, Flooding, PRO
LAPSUS UTERI, Sec.
|_§rpleasa__. to the taste, efficacious and immediate
in its effect. It is a great help ia pregnancy, and re
lieves pain during labor and at regular periods.
rUYSICUXS tSE IT i.SD PRESCRIBE IT FREELT.
EITFob Aii Wbajotessbs of the generative organ*
of either sex, it is second to no remedy that has erer
been before the public; and for all diseases of tha
Kidneys it is the Qrtatest Remedy in tke World.
COMPLAINTS of Either Sex
Find Great Relief in Its Use.
LYDIA E. PHTKHAIkPS BLOOD PURIFIER
______ eradicate every vestige of Humors from the
Blood, at the same time will give tone and strength to
the system. A_ marvellous in results aa the Compound.
t__Tßoth the Compound and Blood Purifier are pre
pared at 233 aud 235 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass.
Price of either, $1. Six bottles for $5, The Compound
is sent hy mail in the form of pills, or of lozenges, on
receipt of price, $1 per box for either. Mrs. Pinkham
freely answers all letters of inquiry. Enclose 3 cent
■tamp. Send for pamphlet. Mention this Paper.
t__TLY»-A _B. PimcoAJC's LitzhPills cure Constipa
tion. Biliousness and Torpidity of the Liver. 26 cents.
.63-Sold by all Draffffi-.tfi-.-eo. (3)
seps '82-ly
Did Sbe Dis.-?*
"No!
"She lingered and suffered along, pining
away all the time for years,"
"The doctors doing her no good;"
"And at last was cured by this Hop Bitters
the papers say so much about."
"Indeed! Indeed!"
"How thankful we should be for that medi
cine."
A Da lighter's Misery.
"Eleven years our daughter suffered on a bpg
of misery,
"From a complication of 1; idney, liver, rheu
matic trouble and Nervous debility.
"Under the care of the best physicians,
"Who gave her disease various names,
"But no relief,
"And now she Is restored to us in good health
by as simple a remedy as Hop Bitters, 'hat we
had shunned for years beiore using it."—The
Parents.
Father is Getting Well.
"My daughters say:—
"How much better father is since he used
Hop Bitters."
"He is getting well after h;a long suffering
from a disease declared Incurable,"
"And we are so glad tbat he used your Bit
ters."-A Lady of Utica, N. Y.
IT H E CREAT" CU RE i
. I FOB. |
I— 1H EUM AT! SM— I
_ Ao it is for aU tho painful diseases o_ t_e v
£ KIDNEYS,LIVER AND DOWE-O. .
„ It cleanses tke Dystcm cf __ acrid pcison
_ that causes the €_____. E__feri_s; whicli 5
© only the victims of Rheumatism can realize. >
£ THOUSANDS OF CASSIS j
TJ cf the -worst forms of this terrible disease •
O have been quickly relieved, and in short time *
- PERFECTLY CURED. »
tJ pi_(-::, 91. LiQnD or out, sol. >i * du.ggists.
< ii- Dry can be sent by mail. 5
W___,HIGH--RDSOKT _ Co., Burlington Vt. ■
septs'B2-ly
HsaSfh is Wealth!
Dr E. (_ West's Nerve and Brai. Treat
ment, a e__rant. Ed specific for Hysteria, Dizzi
ness. Convulsions, Fit., Nervous Neuralgia,
Heiidacii-s, Nervous Prostration caused by the use
of alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulness, Mental De
pression, Softening of the Brain resulting in in
sanity and leading to misery, decay and death.
Premature Old Age, Barrenness, Lo_j of power
in either sex. Involuntary Losses and Spermat
orrhoea, caused by over-exertion of thehrain. self
abuse or over-indulgence. Each box contains
one month's treatment. $1.00 a box, or six boxes
for $5.00, sent by mail prepaid on receipt of price.
WF, GITAEASTEFs SIX BOXES
To cure any case. With each order received by u»
for six boxes, accompanied with $~.".!. we will
send the purchaser onr written gosrant*. to re
fund tho money if tic treatment does not effect
_ cure. Guarantees issued only by
BODEUFK BBOTHERS, 1-i-ngg. .'-..
-tr_ioli mosid. "V .
decl2'B2-ly 2 qr paid'
" WINES, LIQUORS, ■_ c.
_■ —Hi •
rpHE BERGKEB A- EBMSEE BREWING
CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA.
-TAUNTON DEI'OT,
ROBERT HILL, Jr., Manager.
Having completed our Ice-house here, we are
now prepared to lurnisb our celebrated
Premium Lager Beer.
in any quantity, not at the Lowest Price, but
at a price that will enahle and justify us to
make a
PURE ARTICLE.
We do not claim to compete with any one in
price, but for purity and excellence of quality,
we are unsurpassed.
at- AU orders sent to our Depot, Staunton,
Va., will be promptly filled.
BOTTLING BEER-A Specialty.
june26'B3-ly.
*P,l_.__lSl* J_B_kl.l»B OF
Augusta County Whiskies.
ALSO IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
LIQUORS
of all kinds.
10. At WHOLESALE and RETAIL.
BURKE & BRADLEY,
Masonic Knitsline.
octl2'Bo-tf Staunton, Va.
fl_flU/__■!_fl __S__gSii___H__-__L_!.
_A_.Ml__.M Growing Crops
cheaply and successfully
thould write us for our pamphlet on pure
fertilizers. -83* _ good fertilizer can be made
athomeforaboutg ■;? a ton by composting
with POWELL'S PREPARED CHEMICALS.
References! n Eyery Slate, *Bg-Agents wanted
forunoccupiedterri tory.J.pplywit- references.
BROWN CHEMICAL CO.
Manufacturers of
Powell's Tip-Top Bone Fertilizer,
Bone, Potash. Ammonia, _c.
16 LIGHT STREET. BALTIMORE, MP.
D. L. BNYDER, agent, StriblingSprings, Va.
ie_S-3m*
MnftA- week made at home by theindus
■r 111 itrious. Best business now before the
m I Capital not needed. We will
Jm I JTstart you. Men, women, boys and
HI I O'irls wanted everywhere to work for
us. Now is the time. You can work
in spare time, or give your whole time to the
business. No other business will pay you near
ly as well. No one can fail to make enormous
pay, by engaging at once. Costly outfit and
terms free. Money made fast, easily, and hon
| orabl y. Address Tb tr_ A Co., Augusta, Maine.
feb2o-ly
STAUNTON, VA., TUESDAY,, JULY 31, 1883.
#
VO EX BY.
THE STRANGER.
An aged man came late to Abraham's tent;
The sky was dark, and the plain was bare.
He asked for bread ; his strength was well
nigh spent;
His haggard look implored the tender est care
The food was brought. He sat with thankful
eyes,
But spake no grace, nor bowed he toward the
East.
Safe-sheltered here Irom dark and angry skies.
The bounteous table seemed a royal feast.
But ere his hand had touched the tempting
fare.
The Patriarch rose, aDd leaning on his rod,
"Stranger," he said, "dost thou not bow in
prayer ?
Dost thou not fear, dwst thou not worship,
God?"
He answered, "Nay." The Patriarch sadly said:
"Thou hast my pity. Go! eat not my bread."
Another came tbat wild and fearful night.
The fierce winds raged, and darker grew the
sky;
But all the tent was filled with wondrous light,
And Abraham knew the Lord his God was
nigh.
"Where Is tbat aged mau ?" the Presence said,
"That, asked for shelter from the driving blast?
Who made tbee master of thy Master's bread?
What right hadst thou the wanderer forth to
cast?"
"Forgive me, Lord," the Patriarch answer
made,
With downcast look, with bowed and trem
bling knee.
"Ah me! the stranger might with me have
staid,
But, O my God, he would not worship Thee."
"I've borne him long," God said, "and still I
wail :
Couldst thou net lodge bim one night in thy
gate?"
—Waltek Brace.
MX. SHI*. LET-OS'S MODEL
London Hociety.
"What is n guides my hand, what thoughts
possess me.
That I have drawn her face?
O sweet dreams
That through the vacant chambers of my heart
Walk in the silence, as familiar phantoms
Frequent au ancient bouse, what will ye
with me?"
—Michael Angela. A Tragedy. Longfellow.
When Cissy Denzil came of age (she
was an orphan), she determined that she
would indulge her own caprices to the full
est extent. She sent for her aunt, an inof
fensive old lady of sixty, to chaperone her,
and rented a house in Bryanston Square,
not for the sake of the commanding situa
tion, because it was a dull neighborhood,
respectable, fashionable, and calculated
to exercise a soporific effect on her lively
imagination. The agent declared the house
to be thoroughly well-drained and uphol
stered, and, as it happened to please her, in
less than a week she was as much at home
there as if she had lived in town all her life.
Cissy Denzil undoubtedly possessed a
dangerous originality. Without intending
it, she was a constant thorn in her aunt's
side. No sooner had Miss Webster recov
ered from one moral shower-bath than she
received another. Now, Miss Webster did
not like shower-baths ; they gave her cold
and interrupted her in the pursuit of the
wholo duty of woman, which was, in her
case, to eat, drink, and dress well, to go to
church regularly, and to awaken Cissy to a
sense of her many shortcomings.
But Cissy merriiy refused to bo roused.
She was not at all overwhelmed by her in
iquities. "I do like to see things for my
self," she would say. "What is the use of
living if lam to be always wrapped up in
cotton wool, taken out for an airing, and
then brought back again like those impos
sible dolls which childrert buy in the Low
ther Arcade ? How can I live my life if I
do not know what existence is really like ?
Owing to my ignorance of the world, I shall
make some dreadful mistake, and then it
will be all your fault, aunty. Will it not,
Mr. Singleton?"
Mr. Singleton was an artist who rea.lily
commanded a large price for his picttr.es.
He was an old man, and had known Cissy
Denzil from her childhood. To him she
was wont to appeal when Miss Webster be
came plaintiff. Cissy amused him ; he abett
ed her vagaries, provided that he saw they
were harmless.
"I did not know that you had such a
taste for realism," he replied. "Evidently
Miss Webster will have a bad time of it,
unless we can cure you."
"Poor aunty!" said the girl, crossing the
room and kneeling carelessly at the old la
day's feet. "I am sure that I shall some
day give you a fit." •
"Ifyou want to get a little insight into
what human nature really is," said Single
ton, jokingly, "come to my study any
morning and study the models. Put on a
plain dress and bonnet, and get there early.
Ten o'clock will be early enough. You can
easily reach Holland Park Road from here.
If you will come, I'll have some of the lit
ter cleared away, aud you can watch mo
paint, sit, or do what you like. I often see
twenty or thirty models in a day. Patient
Griselda, Cardinal Wolsey, Fair Rosamond,
Lucrezia Borgia and other well-known
characters come to me by the dozen. I
don't want them, they try the next studio.
Artists are clustered as thickly together up
there as lawyers are in Bedford Row. That
bareheaded, disguised—very much disguis
ed, sometimes —a man with a history—
French nobleman who sold papers in the
Strand was a frequent sitter of mine ; he's
dead now, poor fellow."
"I am to 'sit' on the usual terms?*' ask
ed Cissy. "What are the usual terms, Mr.
Singleton ?"
"A shilling an hour, and luncheon
found," said Singleton. "In your case,
Cissy, the luncheon shall be unexceptiona
ble."
"Agreed," gaily cried Cissy. "Do not
groan, aunty." (Miss Webster always
made Sepulchral noises when she did not
approve of anything.) "There is nothing
wrong in going to a studio, especially if it
be swept and garnished."
Singleton went away, and speedily forgot
all matter. Cissy remembered.
The next morning Cissy started for Hol
land Park Road, intent upon viewing a
new phace of existence. She took Rollo
with her—au enormous tawny mastiff,
whose head was serenely unconscious of
the mischief wrought by his tail among
Cissy's dainty bric-a-brac. Rollo was of
opinion that all bric-a-brac should be made
of tin, cast-iron or other solid metals, and
testified his joy at being freed from the
dangerous vicinity of eggshell china with
many a bark and gambol.
Without misadventure this modern Una
and her lion reached SiDgleton's studio,
Cissy's fair face glowing with health and
beauty, and Rollo much excited by many a
fruitless chase after cats, which would slip
between railings when ho had nearly reach
ed them.
Cissy and Rollo entered the studio.
There was no one there.
Singleton's studio(he shared it in common
with Hugh Darrell, a young fellow-artist,
though Cissy knew not the faot) was a lofty
room some thirty feet square. It was hung
round with the usual artistic properties ;
bits of old oak occupied the corners, a suit
of armor peeped from underneath the glow
ing hues of a Smyrna carpet, and at the
further end ofthe room was a dais of empty
egg-boxes, evidently intended for the mod
els. There was one small picture on an
easel, with the face slightly sketched in,
representing a forlorn-looking damsel go
ing through a wood.
"Make yourself at home, Rollo," said
Cissy; "some one is sure to come present
ly."
Rollo did so—on the un armored part of
the Smyrna carpet.
"What the deuce is that dog—l beg your
pardon," said Darrell, entering the studio
suddenly.
"He is my dog," demurely said Cissy.
"Is not Mr. Singleton coming to-day ?"
"No: he has been called away to the
country. If it is not a rude question, may
I ask who you are ?"
* 'Certainly; lam Mr. Singleton's model."
"Then allow me to point out to you, in
the politest possible manner in the world,
that it is not usual for the dogs—when
they have dogs—of young persons who act
as models to repose upon a valuable carpet
like that."
"Take him oft* then," said Cissy, irritated
at being called "a young person." and
making a sign to Rollo not to move.
Darrell approached Rollo, and measured
his length on the floor.
"You see, lam afraid that he will not
stir," said Cissy.
Darrell dusted himself in silence. There
was a perplexing look on his face No ordi
nary model would behave so. ' T ought to
order you out of the studio," he said, ' 'on
ly the fact is, my model has disappointed
me, and I was looking for another when
you came in."
"Shall I do?" asked Cissy, very much
amused, and picturing to herself Miss Web
ster's lace when she should hear of this
adventure. "What are your terms?" in
her most business-like manner.
"Ninepence an hour."
- "I think that is rather mean. Mr. Sin
gleton always pays a shilling an hour and
luncheon. He told me so."
"Oh! Singleton is rich and famous; I am
not."
'I will agree to it ifyou will give Rollo
some lunch."
"Done," he said, laughing at her cool
ness. He had hitherto regarded her with
anything but professional eyes. If he could
only transform that lovely face to canvas
he felt certain of success. She was admi
rably adapted for (Enone, if she would but
look sorrowful enough.
"And now, having arranged the prelim
inaries, what am I to do ?" she asked.
"Will you kindly mount the dais?" said
Darrell.
"What! Those egg-boxes !"
"Yes."
"Are they not rather uncomfortable ?"
. "(Enone ought to look uncomfortable.
You will be of no use unless you do"
"I never heard that CEnone sat upon egg
boxes. Wasn't she the wife of Paris?"
"Yes; he abondoned her. She comes,
weeping through the wood. Now imagine
that she has been deserted by him; that he
has returned to her, wounded by the poi
soned arrow of Procilocte.es; and that she
has refused to heal the wound. Realize
the situation."
"I am afraid that I cannot realize all that
at ouce," said Cissy, settling herself as
comfortably as she could;' 'I never did think
Paris worth crying about."
Darrell got rid of tbe former face, and
sketched in the new one. He was a young
artist of great genius, and really anxious of
proving so to the world. It was an excep
tional face which he endeavored to copy.
At the end of two hours Rollo leisurely got
off the Smyrna carpet and yawned.
"He wants his lunch," said Cissy.
"Oh, very good," said Darrell, helplessly.
"That's the compact, is it not?"
"Yes."
"What does he generally have ?"
"Biscuits," sententiously.
"But I havn't any."
'Then you must buy some."
"Cool, for a model,'' thought Darrell,
but he hastened to get his hat.
As he was going out she stopped him.
"My eighteen pence," she said, holding
out a small, white hand.
"Are you afraid that I shall not pay you ?"
lie angrily asked.
'"'You might not come back," she an
swered.
He gave her eighteen pence and went
round the corner to the baker's for biscuits.
When he returned, she had disappeared,
dog and all. No token of her presence re
mained, but one expensive little glove on
the egg-boxes, ano a lovely, mournful face
peeping out from the canvas.
lie took up the little glove curiously,
and put it into his pocket.
"Aunty, dear," said Cissy, gravely, that
evening. "My imagination is quieted at
last. I have had an adventure which might
have proved a very serious one, only the
man was a gentleman. My visit to the ar
tist world has earned me—eighteen pence."
Darrell took the sketch home and painted
with feverish ardor. For some reason, un
accountable to himself even, he never men
tioned the matter to S'ngleton. CEnone
worked at from morning until night. He was
sent it to the Academy, where it was ac
cepted, and hung in a very good place.
The young artist teceived a dozen offers for
it in as many days. He declined to part
with the picture; it was not for sale, he
said, but he would gladly execute commis
sions.
It chanced one day that ho took Single
ton to see the CEnone, explaining as he did
so tbe reason for his reticence. "Some
thing tells me," he said, earnestly, '-that
I shall meet that girl again. She was as
sweet and true as my own sisters. It may
seem folly and madness to you, Singleton,
but her face haunts me. I shall never for
get her."
"I cannot think of any model of that
sort, but L know this face," said Singleton,
as they halted before the picture. "I knew
it when the girl was a little creature of four,
and am not likely to forget her now. Where
did you see her, Darrell ? You have caught
the likeness marvelously."
" (Enone seeking Paris," read outaclear,
sweet voice behind them. "I wonder how
I shall look, aunty ?" That escapade seems
to have had a more lasting result than you
imagined."
Singleton turned round. "How do you
do, Cissy ? Permit me, Miss Webster, to
present my friend, Hugh Darrell."

Time, a year later. Scene, the lake dis
trict. Dramatis personce, young artist and
wife, in whom it is easy to recognize Cissy
and Hugh Darrell.
"Oh, Hugh," she says, suddenly, taking
a locket from her chain, "here is some mon
ey of yours."
"Money!" He opens the locket. There
are the identical shilling and battered, dis
reputable-looking sixpence which he had
given her.
"Yes," she laughs; "the money you paid
Mr. Singleton's model."
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For the Spectator.
Gen. Robert and Col. Charles Porterflel..
Editor Speciator: —A writer in your val
uable paper of May 22nd, under the head
of "Incidents in the life of Gen. Robert
Porterfield, never beiore published,"' bas
made several erroneous statements. Among
the most evident of these is the statement
that "his brother, Col. Charles Porterfield,
made his home under the General's roof,
and was buried in a cemetery close by."
Robert and Charles Porterfield were born
in Frederick county, Va. Charles joined
the first company raised in that county at
the beginning of the Revolutionary war, of
which Daniel Morgan was chosen Captain;
was mortally wounded at the battle of
Camden, S. C; was taken prisoner and
paroled; and died whilst on parole in Oc
tober, 1780, on the banks of the San tee, in
South Carolina, and was there buried.
Robert Porterfield became a Lieutenant
in Capt. Johnston's company; served
through the war, and at its close purchased
the farm in Augusta county, called "Sol
diers' Retreat," on which he died.
The story about Brandywine is not cor
rect. At that date Robert Porterfield was
Adjutant in Col. Daniel Morgan's regi
ment.jjind his brother Charles was Captain
of Company No. 4 in the same regiment.
The following letter from the Washing
ton correspondent of the Memphis (Term.)
Appeal, of December last, shows the result
of legal investigations, and may be of inter
est to some of your older readers:
Washington, December 9.—"ln the
summer of 1775. the city of Boston was
filled with British troops, and British ships
of war I_y in her harbor. The occupation
was complete, and further advances were
only prevented by the raw, undisciplined
and straggling militia lying in a circle
around tie enemy' 3 position." It is in
language of this sort that the skillful, able
and ingenious attorneys of the claimants of
the Porterfield scrip have presented their
case to the Secretary of the Interior. The
attorney, Mr. Reddington, continued giv
ing the following history of the origin of
the scrip: At this crisis a band of volun
teers, since famous in the history of their
country, was organized in the county of
Frederick, in the far-off State of Virginia.
In three weeks this band of gallant patriots
marched on foot 600 miles, over rivers and
through forests, to the relief of the Conti
nental army investing Boston. Charles
Porterfield, a prominent and wealthy citi
zen of Virginia, was one of this most illus
trious band, and this perilous march was for
him the beginning of an historical military
career in the service of his country. He
was a sergeant in Arnold's detachment
against Quebec; in the assault was the first
man to mount its walls, was there taken
prisoner of war and so held from Decem
ber, 1775, to September, 1770. Upon ex
change he was appointed a captain of Vir
ginia volunteers, and in the spring of 1777
marched with seventy men to New York
and joined the Continental army under
Washington. He brought on the battle of
Brandywine, fought at Germantown and
Monmouth, and remained in continuous
active service until the winter of 1778-9. He
was then appointed commander of a Virginia
regiment and subsequently quartermaster
general ofthe State. While occupying this
position news was received of the siege of
Charleston, lie applied for leave to march
to her relief, and permission to do so was
given him by Gov. Jefferson. His men
were not bound to leave Virginia, nor obey
his order to do so, but this obstacle was no
bar to Porterfield's impetuous patriotism.
He induced his men to voluntarily follow
him by disposing of his large private for
tune and devoting the proceeds to their
support. He started for Charleston, but
before his arrival the city was surrendered
to the enemy. He then attempted to join
Col. Buford, and was within a day's march
of hftn when that officer's regiment was
surprised and almost annihilated. Xi his
own expense he maintained his men along
the borders until August, 1780, when on
the day of the battle of Camden he joined
the forces of Gen. Gates. In that terrible
battle he led the advance, two-thirds of his
men were killed, he was mortally wounded,
and all his effects, money and papers, fell
into the hands of the enemy. In recogni
tion of these services, and as an induce
ment to such acts of valor, the State of
Virginia, at a very early period of the Rev
olution, contracted to give all who should
engage in her military service liberal boun
ties in lands. Numerous acts to effectuate
this object were passed by her Legislature;
among others was one approved in Novem
ber, 1781, setting apart for that purpose
"all that tract of land included within the
rivers Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee and
the Ciiolina boundary line," which was all
of her territotory then left unappropriated
Col. Charles Porterfield left no wife or chil
dren, and his brother, Robert Porterfield,
also a Revolutionary soldier, became his
sola heir-at-law. Iv 1782 the State of Vir
ginia issued to said Robert Porterfield, as
heir-at-law of his brother Charles and un
der the said act of 1781, a warrant for 6,000
acres. In 178- another similar warrant
was issued to him as assignee of Thomas
Quarles for 2,6663 acres. With these war
rants and in supposed conformity with law
Robert Portevfield, in August, 1784, niade
entry of certain lands in the district above
described amounting in all to 0,133J acres.
Owing, however, to Indian troubles, and
by reason of adverse legislation of the
State of Kentucky, which State, carved out
of the Virginia territory, included said land;
Porterfield was unable to perfect his entries
until 1824, and a patent was issued to him
by the governor of said State of Kentucky.
The land included in this patent is covered
by the wealthy and populous city of Padu
cah. At the time of the passage of the act
of 1781 by the Legislature of Virginia, au
thorizing these donations to Revolntionary
soldiers, it was supposed that by a prior
act, that of 1779, all these laDds subject to
location by these military warrants—to-wit:
the land included in the above specified
territory—had been removed from all pos
sible location by a certain other kind of
warrant issued by the State and known as
' 'land-office treasury warrants." But after
the issuance of his patent in 1824, Porter
field discovered that his land was in fact
covered by certain other entries made in
1780 and 1781 by one George B. Clark with
some of these treasury warrants. The
Clark entries antedated those made by Por
terfield; were prior in fact to the act of
1781, under which Porterfield claimed.
Porterfield was then an infirm old old man,
and, desiring to avoid all contention and
litigation, he presented to the Twenty
fourth Congress a petition asking indemni
ty for the lands to which he had thus
after so many years obtained title, only to
find the same covered by prior rights. Em
inent lawyers, however, doubting the le
gality of the Clark entries, and fearing that
Congress might not be disposed to grant
indemnity while that question remained
unsetted, and particularly as the property
had then become of great value, and was
covered by the city of Paducah, Porterfield,
under the advice of the then Senator Leigh,
of Virginia, and others, filed a bill in equi
ty in the Circuit Court of the United States,
for the district of Kentucky, against the
guai_tnt.es of Clark. Extended and costly
litigation ensued, the bill was dismissed
with costs on the 13th day of November,
1851, and upon appeal this decree of the
Circuit Court was affirmed by the Supreme
Court of the United States. (Porterfield
vs. Clark, 2 How., 76.) Pending this suit
Porterfield died, leaving William Kin
ney and Thomas .1. Michie executors of
his estate. The petition for relief was re
newed in the Thirty-sixth Congress, all the
facts above recited were established, and
that body was asked to indemnity the es
tate for the absolute failure of the consid
eration given to Robert Porterfield in 1784
for the patriotic services and death of his
brother in the darkest hours of the Revo
lution, and for the loss of what was, as be
tween him and the United States, a good,
valid and perfect title, both in law and
equity, to the whole of the. populous and
wealthy city of Paducah. Congress inves
tigated tha case, examined all the facts;
elaborate reports were unanimously made
NO. 46.
by the committees of both houses, and the
re sult „™»? the passage of the act of April
11, 18b0, by which it was directed that 6,122
acres ot warrants should be issued to the
said Kinney and Michie, as executors, to
be located:
"On any of the public lands, which have
been or may be surveyed, and which have
not been otherwise appropriated at the time
of such location, within any of the States
or Territories of the United States, where
the minimum price of the same shall not
exceed the sum of $1.25."
One Kind of Boy.
{Bill Nye.]
I am always sorry to see a youth get ir
ritated and pack up his clothes in the heat
of debate and leave the home-nest. His fu
ture is a little doubtful, and it is hard to
prognosticate whether he will fracture
limestone for the streets of a big city or be
come President ofthe United States ; but
tbere is a beautiful and luminous life .ahead
of him in comparison with that of the boy
who obstinately refuses to leave the home
nest.
The boy who cannot summon the moral
courage som . day to uncoil the tendrils of
his heart from the clustering idols of the
household, to grapple with outrageous for
tune, ought to be taken by the ear and led
away out into the great untried realms of
space.
While the great world throbs on, he sighs
and refuses to throb. While other young
men put on their seal-brown over-alls and
wrench the laurel wrealh and other vegeta
bles from cruel fate, the youth who dandles
near the old nest, .and eats the hard-earned
groceries of his father, shivers on the brink
of life's great current aud sheds the scald
ing tear.
He is tho young man-afraid-of-the-saw
buck, the human being with the unlaundri
ed spinal column. The only vital question
that may be said to agitate his pseudo brain
is whether he shall marry and bring his wife
to the home-nest, or marry and tear loose
from his parents to live with his father-in
law. Finally he settles it and compromises
by living alternately with each.
How the old folks yearn to see him. How
their aged eyes light up when he comes
with his growing family to devour every
thing in sight, and yawn through the space
between meals. This is the heyday of his
life ; the high noon of the boy who never
ventured to ride the yearling colt, or to be
yanked through the shimmering sunlight
at the tail of a two-year-old.
He never dared to have any fun because
he mignt bump his nose and make it bleed
on his clean clothes. He never surrepti
tiously cut tho copper wire off tho light
ning rod to snare suckers with, and he
never went in swimming because the great,
rude boys might duck him or paint him
with mud. He shunned the green apple of
boyhood, and did not slide down the hill
because he would have to pull his sled back
on the top again.
Now he borrows other people's newspa
pers, eats the provisions of others, and sits
on the counter ofthe grocery till the pro
prietor calls him counter irritant.
There can be nothing more un-American
than this flabby polyp, this one-horse tad
pole that never becomes a frog. The aver
age American would rather bui-st up in
business six times in four years, and settle
for nine cents on the dollar, than to iead
such a life. He would rather be an active
bankrupt than a weak and bilious barnacle
on the calm shell of home.
The true American would rather work
himself into luxury or the lunatic asylum
thau to hang like a great wart on the face
of nature. This young man is not in ac
cordance with the Yankee schedule, and
yet I do not want to say that he belongs to
any other nation. Foreign powers may
have been wrong; transatlantic nations
may have erred, and the system of Europe
an government may have been erroneous,
but I would not come out and charge them
with this horrible responsibility. They
never harmed me, aud I will not tarnish
their fair fame with this grave indictment.
He will breath a certain amount of at
mosphere and absorb a given amount of
food for a few years, and then the full
grown biped will leave the home nest at
last. The undertaker will come and get
him and take what there is left of him out
to the cemetery. That will be all. There
can be no deep-abiding sorrow for him here;
public buildings will not be draped in
mourning, and you can get your mail at the
usual hours when he dies. The band will
not play a sadder strain because the fag
end of a human failure has tapered down to
death, and the soft and shapeless features
are still. You will have no trouble getting
a draft cashed on that day, and the giddy
throng will join tbe pic-nic as they had
made arrangements to do.
About Butter and Milk.—There are
many different methods of packing away
butter in Summer for Winter use, but much
depends upon the quality of the butter
when made, also upon the place in which it
is stored. If the butter is well made, and
the buttermilk all removed from it, and
then stored in a cool place, almost any of
tho simple methods of packing will answer.
Packing io jars or clean, sweet tubs, and
then covering- with clear brino is usually
sufficient. When only a small quantity is
to be preserved the following plan is an ex
cellent oue: Work over, salt to taste, and
wrap each pound or two-pound roll in cloth
and put in jars, and cover with cold clari
fied brine, and set in a cool place. The
milk should be cooled as rapidly as conve
nient and as soon as drawn from the cow,
and then set in a room where the tempera
ture will be between 50 and GO degrees, or
lower in Summer if possible. This will an
swer well for milk and cream, but in win
ter it should not go much below 55 degrees.
A preparation of annotto, more extensively
advertised under the name of annottoine is
the best coloring material known for but
ter and cheese, and is very cheap. Direc
tions for using accompany each package.
■ m .
Mildewed Ckeam.—Butter is one of'
the most complicated products; its quality
depends upon a great variety of conditions
—the cow, the food, the air of the stable,
the water, the milk-pails, pans, and the
place where the milk is set, besides many
other things. When cream becomes cov
ered with a sort of pimples all over the
surface, with here and there yellowish or
reddish dots or spots upon it, it is attacked
by a species of mildew or fungus, which
very soon spreads all through it. This
spoils the flavor of the butter. From some
troublesome and careful experiments the
the past Winter the writer is convinced that
this is caused by too much dampness in the
milkroom-cellar and the presence of germs
of mildew. The first was corrected by put
ting some fresh lime in the milkroom,
which absorbed the excess of moisture, and
by burning sulphur in it to disinfect it and
destroy the mildew germs. By burning
sulphur, sulphuric acid is produced, and
this is a very active antiseptic and destruc
tive of all kinds of molds, mildews, and fer
ments. It would also be well to look close
ly to the water drunk by the cow.—Ex
change.
» .ss .
*»*"lt is easier to convince a man agjiinst
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ough trial, both will and senses join in un
qualified approval of its curative qualities
in all diseases of the liver, kidneys, and
bowels.
—. , m —*—ss
The Funder "brethering" can't under
stand how Miss Van Lew gets a first-class
clerkship in Washington, lt only means
that Grant won't go back on Miss Van Lew,
that Arthur won't go back on Mahone, and
Mahone won't go back on Grant, who is
still the friend of Virginia.— Bristol News.
Well, at all events this is an honest
confession of Mahone's Grantism, and his
Arthurism, and therefore of his Stalwart
Republicanism.— Richmond State.
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Address—"SUaaton Staunton, .«.
THE OED CHCRCHTARD.
Breathe soft and low, O whispering wind,
Above the tangled grasses deep.
Where those who loved me long ago
Forgot the world and fell asleep.
No towering shaft or sculptured urn.
Or mausoleum's empty pride.
Tells to the curious passer-by
Their virtues, or the time they died.
I count the old familiar names,
O'ergrown with moss and lichen gray.
Where tangled brier and creeping vine
Across the crumbling tablets stray,
The Summer sky Is softly blue;
The birds still sing the sweet old strain ;
But something from the summer time
Is gone, that will not come again.
So many voices have been hushed—
So many songs have ceased (or aye—
So many hands I used to touch,
Are folded over hearts of clay.
The mossy world recedes from me—
I cease to hear its praise or blame ;
The mossy marbles echo back
No hollow sound of empty fame.
I only know that, calm and still.
They slept beyond life's woe and wall,
Beyond the fleet of sailing clouds;
Beyond the shadow ofthe vale;
I only feel that, tired and worn,
I halt upon the highway bare.
And gaze with yearning eyes beyond
To fields that shine supremely fair.
Things, Things, Thisgs.
The coldest thing in the world—The kitch
en oil-cloth to your bare feet in _ winter's
night.
The hottest thing—A raisin lying in
ambush in a mouthful of hot plum pud
ding.
The dullest thing—A funny newspaper.
The longest thing—Your friend's favorite
story.
The shortest thing—The memory of the
perpetual borrower.
The biggest, thing—The fortune you ex
pect to make by stock speculation.
The smallest—The fortune which yon do
make.
The toughest thing—The youug wife's
pie-crust.
The softest thing—The conversation
which passes between a duck and a deary.
The highest thing—The murcury in the
thermometer about this time.
The hardest thiug—The bit of bone that
you "come right down on," when eating
chops.
The easiest thing.—Lying.
The prettiest thing—Look in the mirror
and you will see it.
The brightest thing—The sun's light shot
into your eyes as it comes reflected from
the piece of looking-glass in the hands of
the mischievous small boy.
The silliest thing—Thinking that wealth
produces happiness. [Wouldn't you like to
be knocked silly, provided the money
came ?]
The freshest thiDg—You know him; he
is everywhere. However, he will get salted
in time. "
The stalest thing—Common sense.
The quickest thing—The flea.
The slowest thing—An amateur drama by
amateur performers.
The heaviest thing—A long sermon on a
hot Sunday afternoon.
The lightest thing—A lover's vow.
Tho thickest thing—Your tongue when
coming home from the "lodge."
The thinnest thing—The story you tell
your wife next morning.
The wettest thing—The foot of the small
boy with a new pair of rubber boots.
The dryest thing—You have just been
reading it.— Boston Transcript.
mm.
Tom Thumb's Widow Faints at His
Grave.—A dispatch from Bridgeport, Ct.,
describing the funeral of Tom Thumb says:
"Mrs. Stratton was lifted from the carriage
when it reached the grave at 4 o'clock.
She was too weak to stand, and a cushion
was brought from the carriage and laid on
the ground at the edge of the grave. The
little widow sat upon it, supported by her
mother and mother-in-law. The other rel
atives gathered near by. The ceremonies
lasted more thau half ati hour. Mrs. Strat
ton became more and more agitated as they
proceeded, and just as Prelate Dutton
dropped the floral M.isonic emblem into
the grave, and the Knights crossed their
swords and began to chant the closing
hymn, her little figure shook for a moment
with strong emotion, and she fell back
senseless into the arms of her mother.
There were cries of pity from the crowd
that looked on, and hundreds of women
watched with anxiety the efforts to revive
the little woman. Mr. Southworth finally
lifted her in his arms and carried her to the
carriage. She revived as the carriage was
rolling homeward."
The good old county of Lotetourt can
boast (if she is not ashamed to make her
boast), one of the most extraordinary
judges—Jeffreys, of the assizes, alone ex
cepted—that over sat upon, wo will not say
adorned, the bench. He seems to be a
strange combination of fanatic, malignant,
and fool, to use plain old Saxon; and the
wonder is how the good people of that
county can endure the outrages he has
committed on the bench. He would be a
laughing stock for the people of the State,
if it were not that his idiosyncracies are of
such a character as to prompt him to tram
ple upon the I'berties of the people. Under
such men as Mays, the judiciary is not the
bulwark that old George Mason, in the Bill
of Rights, intended it should be to the
people of Virginia, but an engine of op
pression. Verily! the corruption, tyranny,
ignorance and venality, that Mahoneism has
managed to force into the judiciary of this
State, should stimulate the people to select
a Legislature that will dispose, by impeach
ment, of all such fellows as Mays, of the
Botetourt County Court.— Lynchburg Vir
ginian.
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Charged with Abducting A Young-
Girl.—A singular case was brought up for
trial in the county court of Bath county at
its last term. A young man named Oba
diah Jack, indicted for abducting a young
•girl, over 12 and under 16 years of age,
from her home for licentious purposes, was
piaced on trial. The name of the girl is
Annie Vest, daughter of Wm. Vest, who
resides near Millboro in that county.
Under the new statute the penalty for an
offense of this kind is not less than three
years in the penitentiary. Such cases
have been rare in the history of this State,
and this one is creating considerable inter
est.
The case was continued, and will be tried
at the August term of the court. For the
prosecution: Jos. Mayes, Com. Att'y, as
sisted by Wm. M. McAllister snd R. L.
Parish. For tho defense: F. A. Hyde, John
W. & L. H. Stephenson.— Highland Re
corder.
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Mr. Ed. Edmundson, Manchester, Va.,
says: ' 'Myself and wife used Brown's Iron
Bitters for indigestion and have been en
tirely cured."
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When the preacher at Ocean Grove last
Sunday said: "Many of you have never
seen me before, and in all probability many
of you will never see me again," an enthu
siastic brother shouted "Amen!" and the
rest of the congregation smiled.
CATARRH Ol* THE BLADDER,
Stinging irritation, inflammation, all
Kidney and Urinary Complaints, cured by
"Buchu-paiba." $1.
9 —.1 _ — **
.late Pencils —The Charlottesville
Jeffersonian says that the Albemarle Slate
Company are making about 50,000 slate
pencils per day. These goods find a ready
sale in New york. They expect to increase
their machenery soon so as to be able to
turn out 100,000 per day.
sj «— 93, . .
FLIES AND Bl'BS.
Flies, roaches, ants, bed-bugs, rats, mice, .
gophers, chipmunks, cleared out by "Rough
on Rats." 15c.

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