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Dear, what hast thou to do ; With the hoar sea? Love alone is his own Eternity. Dear, what hast thou to do With anything In tho wide world, lieside Joyance and spring? —Bliss Carman : :i Town Topics. HIS WAX FIGURE. We hail been discussing fame and its reward. We assumed tbat we, each and all of us, bad attained eminence, and we speculated on the honor that we should elect to receive from a gracious sovereign and a grateful country. Some chose the Garter, others an earldom, others a pecuniary grant, but Colonel Holborow would have none of these. He poohpoohed them, and bringing his fist down on tho table he declared: "There is only one indisputable and supreme mark of greatness." "And what is that?" asked one of us. "Why, to be in tbe waxworks," said he. "True, true!" I cried, but added sail ly, "but it's almost impossible to achieve unless you commit a murder." "I don'tknow about that," said Jack- Dexter, who had up to that moment taken no part in the conversation. "I'm in a waxworks show myself, not in Lon don, yon know, but —well, have any of you fellows visited Petersburg?" We all admitted that we bad not. "Ah, then you haven't seen my image," said Jack regretfully. "It's in Alrae. Marribon's famous exhibition there." "But, my dear Jack," said tho colo nel, "how in the world did it come about?" "It's rather a curious story," said Jack. ' 'I'll tell it you if you'll all prom ise that it shall go no further. You won't mind if I don't mention names?" We promised discretion and said that we should be quite satisfied with A, B, C, or X, V, Z, or such other symbols as Jack chose to adopt. "Well," he began, "when I was a few years younger and a good deal more foolish than I am now—it was before that affair abont Lady Mary Fitzmoine that I told you of tho other day—l spent a winter at Petersburg, and there I made the acquaintance of one of the most beautiful women who, I suppose, ever lived." Jack paused to allow the sensation to take full effect, but we showed no sur prise, and with a slight frown he con tinued: "I'll call her the Princess X.—Prin cess Nadia X. Sho was married to a grumpy wretch, who held a high posi tion in thopolico and treated her, upon my word, little better than if she had been a nihilist. I pitied her. I must ad mit—l ara among gentlemen—that I also admired her, and that a warm, al though perfectly honorable, attachment sprang up between us. Her husband was, however, savagely and unreason ably jealous, and what with him, his spies and his mother (the worst spy of all) it was with the utmost difficulty that I succeeded in seeing anything of the princess. I dared not to call at her honse more than once a month, and I was driven—positively driven —to a thing for which I entertain the greatest dislike. I was, I say, compelled to make arrangements which insured my being present at various places of public re sort—picture galleries and the like—at tho time 3 which the princess selected for visiting them. By these means wo were enabled to enjoy many most charming conversations, and it was my privilege to support and sustain tho princess in the very trying circumstances in which her lot was cast. I did this, I need not say, at very considerable risk. I was not blind to the danger I ran. Her hus band wielded largo and secret powers. Save that I was an English subject, I was entirely powerless agaiust him, and it would have been a long time before the voice of a prisoner in the fortress of Peter and Paul reached the ears of the foreign office. However, I took the risk. Nadia needed me, and that was enough. "But of all our rendezvous there was none which we found more convenient and suitable than Mme. Marribon'i waxworks exhibition. It was a long way from the princess' residence, in an unfashionable quarter of the town, and was frequented mainly by persons who did not move in society and were quite unfamiliar with faces as well known in the great world as those of the princess and myself. Our only danger arose from the maidservants of our acquaintances and from the police, but by avoiding the gallery in which the figures of mur derers and other criminals were exhibit ed we reduced this peril to a minimum —for of course the servants were at tracted by tbe criminals, and the police were attracted by the servants. Our fa vorite nook was besido a group of sa vants of European reputation and im mediately behind tho primo ministers of Europe. This spot we usually had quite to ourselves. "Well, one day we were sitting there. Poor Nadia had for a moment forgotten her troubles and was talking with the rare wit and brilliancy which marked her conversation when she was in good spirits. I was keeping up the ball of talk as well as I could and was gazing, not, I hope, too passionately, at her in comparable complexion and magnificent dark eyes—liko deep water seen by moonlight, they were. Dear, dear!" Jack paused for a moment and took a sip from his glass. We sipped sympa thetically, and he regained his com posure. "Suddenly, just as I was telling tho princess a most interesting occurrence Which had befallen me on the journey out and brought me into contact with a person whose name you would all know if I were to mention it, the princess gave a startled little cry. " 'What's the matter, my dearest ■jyipooccV T ricirwl "She pointed to ihe otuer end ol tne gallery. "'lt's my husband's mother,' she whispered. "She must have had a sus picion and followed us. What shall I do?' "I looked and perceived a large and stately old lady in gold eyeglasnes ap proaching us. There was but one door to the gallery, and the approach to that was barred by the princess' mother-in law. In another moment she would be upon us, and although I know her to be nearsighted I could not hope tbat she would fail to recognize Nadia. If some thing W»M not douo "at once, we were ruined. "Now, I never boast or make myselt out cleverer than I am. I admit freely that I was at mv wits' end I could do nothing aud think of nothing. Our sal vation was due not to me, but to tne Quick woman's wit which lay iv Nadia s STAUNTON, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20,1895. percecc mmmnmmm " 'Quick 1' she whispered. 'Step np on the platform—there—beside Kant. Fold your arms. Frown. That's right. What's that society you told me yon be longed to—the one that has the ani mals?' " 'The Zoological,' I answered. "'Yes, that's it. Stand quite still.' "I obeyed her, and she seized from the feet of IsaacNowtona placard bear ing a notice in Russian and French: 'It is strictly forbidden to touch the figures. Offenders will be prosecuted with the utmost rigor of the law' (not a light matter, mind you, in Russia). Sho prop ped the board up against my legs, whis pered, 'Be snre you don't wink!'and with a gracious, winning smile advanced to meet her mother-in-law. I had nevta admired her more than nt that moment. "'Why, have yon hoard of it, too?' sho exclaimed. "'Nadia! What are youdoing here? Are you alouo?' " 'Of course, dear. I camo to s6e the model. Didn't you?' "'What model, child?' " 'Why, of our friend Mr. Doxtor.' " 'That young man?' " 'Yes. Don't yon know ho's one of the greatest zoologists in tbo world, and Marribon has just put up a model of him. Look, here it is!' "I don't know that I'm more nervous than other people, but it was, I confess, a trying moment when the old lady put up her eyeglasses and stared at me. Dear Nadia stuck her pretty head on one side in a critical way and said: "'I don't call it very good. Do you? It's so stiff and unnatural.' "The old lady said nothing. She came a step nearer and raised her parasol. The old wretch was going to poke me! "'Oh, but yon mustn't touch it!' cried Nadia, turning pale. 'Look at tho notice!' "The old lady advanced her parasol. But at this moment ono of the police appeared atlvr i lbow " "You mustn't touch the figures, inadame, * said he, and I blessed him for every word. "Never a word did tho old princess speak. She glared at mo, she glared at Nadia, and sho glared at the policeman, and she turned round and walked out of the gallery. The policeman followed her. Nadia softly clapped her hands. I sprang forward, seized her slim fingers, and kissed them. " 'Oh, we're not safe yet,' she said. 'My mother-in-law suspects. Luckily the place closes in a quarter of an hour, and she can't do anything tonight, and the prince won't be back from Moscow till the day after tomorrow. Jack there must be a real model of yon by then.' "I was amazed, but I listened to her instructions. Taking out her purse, she pressed it on me. I refused, bnt on find ing that I had only a £5 pound note I was compelled to accept 20,000 rubles —the X. 's are fabulously rich, you know. I escorted the princess to a cab, and then I callod on the proprietor of the exhibition. "Well, to make a long story short, L, or rather the princess' rubles—l kept one, and wear it now on my watch chain; see, hero it is!—overcamo Mme. Marribon's surprise and swept away her scruples. I admitted that she might, not unnaturally, never have heard of Pro fessor Dexter, but I told her that the name was a household word in all cul tivated circles in England and America, and I promised her to pay all expenses and 10,000 rubles if a portrait model of the great zoologist stood beside Kant in 86 hours. The result was that by 6 o'clock in tho ovening I was sitting in an armchair and young M. Marribon was taking a cast of my features in plaster of paris. At this moment, how ever, there occurred an interruption which, if it had come a little sooner, would have ruinod the whole affair. As I sat, covered with the plaster, ex cept where holes were left for sight and breathing, I saw, to my consternation, the same policeman who had been in the gallery in the afterr-oon enter the room. Ho brought with him an official notice. " 'Order from the minister of the in terior,' he said. 'You're to close to morrow—day of intercession for tbe safety of the czar ordered, and all pub lic exhibitions to be closed.' "I rejoiced to hear that. It smoothed my way, but I wished the policeman would take himself off. " 'Hello!' he said. 'Who have we here? I mnst have his name, please.' " 'This is Mr. Dexter, the groat zool ogist. ' " 'Who's he? Come, M. Marribon, I mnst have that stuff off his face, yon know. Why, he might be a nihilist, or anybody you like, and me none the wiser, with that stuff on him.' " 'But, my dear sir,' pleaded Marri bon, 'the stuff won't come off. If I try to remove it before it hardens, it will tear off his skin with it." That is time case with plaster of paris, yon know, colonel. " 'Can't help it,' said the brute. 'I've got my orders, and no distinction is made as to the effect on the skin. I must see his face.' " 'Oh, impossible I' cried Marribon. 'It would be a barbarity! It will bo dry in 15 minute o ' '• "l'nen I'll wait,' said the man, and he sat down. "As you may suppose, my brain was busy during those 15 minutes. If I could speak alone to Marribon for an in stant, I saw my way. Au idea struck mo. Speaking as well as I could through the mouth hdle, I suggested tiiat we were probably all thirsty, and I held out some rubles. Would the gentleman fetch some brandy? He wavered and fell. He was gone fivo minutes. When ho returned, my face was uncovered and Marribon richer by some valuable instructions and a couple of thousand more rubles. " 'Why, you've gut a figure of him already!' cried the policeman. " 'Certainly we had, but Mr. Dexter was not satisfied with it, so I havo taken advautago of his visit here to take A fresh cast.' "The man looked suspicious. " 'Where's tho old one?" he asked. "'lt's melted down,' said Marribon suavely as he poured out the brandy. "That peril was past. My next visit was to Marribon's advertising agents By next morning wo flooded tho town with posters, an. ouncing the new aud interesting addition to the exhibition. I received scores of congratulations on my distinction, and also on my singular modesty, for nobody in Russia had ever heard of my fame as a zoologist before. I accepted the kind words of my friends with gratitude, and I invited a largo company to lunch on the following day, proposing that we should afterward go and view the model. My guests included Prince and Princess X. and tho prince's mother. "Behold us, then, the next day iv the gallery! Nadia aud I WCre somewhat nervous, the princo as glum as usual, the old lady very curious, and tha rest of tbe company politely interested. mere was tne moaei, ana r am oouno to say tbat it was not a very good one. "'Yes,' said Nadia, 'it is stiff and awkward. I said so before to your moth er, prince.' " 'Did yon?' ho growled. "Then the old lady, who had been examining tho figure carefully, burst out in acid triumph: "'lt's not the figure I saw! WbatV the meaning of this? The one I saw had a red flower in its buttonhole. Nadia, what's the meaning of this?' "The poor girl flushed crimson, Imt I interposed with great suavity: "You aro perfectly right, princess." Tho figure, is not the same. Tho one yon saw was an experiment—a trial. It was considered unsatisfactory and was melt ed down. This is a new one. Isn't that so, M. Marribon?" " 'It is so, monsieur,' said Marribon, ifvlio was accompanying our distinguish ed party. "'But,'cried the old lady, 'tho one I saw was a thousand times bettor. It was most lifelike.' " 'Oh, did you think so, dear?' pro tested NaO ft. "Suddenly the prince turned furious ly to Marribon. " 'Speak tbe truth,' he cried, 'as yon told it to mo at the polieo bureau tins morning!' "Tiie wretch looked at me with an expression of helpless apology aud be hind him I saw that policeman 1 "'Does M. le Princo cite M. Marri bon to contradict me?' I asked haugh tily. " 'You'll hear what ho says. Tho truth, sir, not the lies you bribed him to tell.' "Marribon had sold me! No doubt the policeman had smelt a rat, and the prince's threat had done tho rest. In a trembling voice the wretch began to re peat the whole story of how I went to him. The old princess' eyes bl.ize.ri with triumphant malice, the prince listened with a grim smile, and poor Nadia was as pale as a ghost, and, as you may sup pose, I was very uncomfortable. "'Then,' asked the prince, 'there was no figure of this gentleman here at all the day before yesterday?' " 'None, your highness.' " 'Yet my mother saw one, and you, policeman, saw one?' "The policeman stepped forward. "'I saw a figure, your highness,' said he. " 'I think we will ask Mr. Dexter to explain,' grinned the prince. 'Other wise we must come to the conclusion that there was no figure.' "I had nothing to say. " 'And,' he pursued, 'that a trick has been played, and that the pretended fig ure was Mr. Dexter himself, who un dertook this decoption for motives not hard to guess,' and ho stared cruelly at the hapless Nadia. "Every one was silent. Tho truiw seemed now too plain to be denied. I saw what would happen. My portrait wouuld be ignomiuiously ordered off, I ran a risk of worse things, and I did not dare to think what would happen to poor Nadia, who, overcome by shame, began to shed tears. "At this moment a quiet, grave voice was heard. Everybody listened, for it proceeded from the Grand Duke A., who wis (I r&rget whether I mentioned it beiore) one of my guests. " 'I can understand the princess' in dignation and tho emotion she shows,' said the grand duke. 'What Ido not understand, and I desire to speak witli all respect of Prince X., is the remark able scene to which wo have been treat ed. What may be the motives of this rogue,' he indicated Marribon, 'I do not know, but I am so happy as to be able to bear testimony, which will command, I venture to think, at least as much at tention as that of a felllow who comos forward with such a tale. Pray, Prince X., are you willing to accept my word against that of your waxwork maker and your policeman?' "Every one was astonished, I most of all. Nadia looked up with a gleam of hope in her eyes. Of- course the prince could do nothing but bow deferentially lind say: " 'Whatever your imperial highness •peaks to needs, sir, no confirmation, and is affected by no contradiction.' "'I am obliged to you,' said the fraud duke stiffly. 'What I havo to say is simnlj tins—that in tbe morning of the day before yesterday, at the invita tion of my good and distinguished friend, Mr. Dexter, whose merits the czar, no less than myself, is delighted to see recognized, I accompanied him to this gallery, incognito, for the purpose of giving him my opinion on the experi mental figure. The figure was then in its place, and I inspected it in company with Mr. Dexter himself. It will hardly be suggested that I saw double.' "He ceased. I dared not look at him. The prince and his mother wero con founded, but they could say nothiug. Nadia was full of gratitude and began to thank the grand duko warmly. " 'I have only said what any gentle man would,' said the grand dv., ■, bow ing respectfully to her. "In fact, we triumphed all along tho line, aud there stands the model of me to this day, unless, of c nrse, it has been removed since I was there." "And what became of Marribon?" I asked. "He got 12 months, tho rascal, for slander. Tho prince was forced to do it by the grand duke.'' "But, Jack," said the colonel, "why did the grand duko"— "Oh, well," said Jack, "ho was a very gallant man, aud—this is between ourselves, you know—he had a ten derness for Nadia himself. She never re turned it —why, of course, I don't know —which makes his conduct all the more handsome." He rose and moved toward the door. "She was a woman of great presence of mind, your princess," some one ob served. "Wonderful!" said Jack. "And of even more marvelous beauty,'' and he laid his hand on tho door. "What's become of her?" cried the colonel. "Do you ever see her now?" "Never. I never shall again," said Jack, in tones of deep emotion, as ho opened the door. "But, good gracious, what's happened to her?" Jack turned round as ho was half way out of tho room. He shook his head sadly, cleared his throat, and ejaculated ono terriblo word—"Siberia!" Aud ho shut the door.—Anthony Hope in English Illustrated Magazine. In tlis days of his amuence some one came to Dumas pere for 50 sons to help bury a friend "What was ht?" inquired Dumas. "A bailiff, sir," answered the bor rower. Dumas' eyes lit with memories. Ha ran to his desk and returned with a note, wbici ho thrnst into tho man's hand: "Yoa any it costs 50 sous? Hen are 100. Bury two of 'em!" A NOTABLE NAVAL BATTLE. Captain Stewart's Famous Victory and aa Offer That Was Not Accepted. Iv the many controversies that have arisen as to the relative merits of the naval ooenrrences between the Amer ican and English navies in tho war of 1813 no argument has been urge'l with more persistency by our transatlantic cousins than that the Yankee ships car ried a greater number of guns and heavier shot. A naval action took place Feb. 20, 1815, however, in which, even by British authorities, it is admitted that tho Americans were inferior in number of guns nnd aggregate shot weight. It was the action between the frigate Constitution aud the British cruisers Cyane and Levant, fought some 180 miles northeast of the island of Madeira, The Constitution, commanded by Captain Charles Stewart, carried 61 guns, having a total shot .veight of 1344 pounds to the broadside after allowing for undorweight in American sbor, whilo the two British ships mounted 65 guns with 754 pounds of metal to a broadside The battle was fonght by moonlight, beginning at 6:05 p. m. and ending with the capture of both British ships by 10 p. m. Stewart began the battle by boldly attacking the Cyane and Levant together, and never was American gun nery shown to better advantage. Broad side after broadside was hurled into the opposing vessels with astonishing ra pidity and accuracy, and before the en gagement had lasted half an hoar the Constitution had secured a position be tween the two Englishmen and was fir ing from both batteries at the same time. At 6:50 p. m. tho Cyane surren dered, and after taking possession of her Captain Stewart made sail after the Levant, which, in the smoke of battle, had become separated from her consort and was some distance westward. By 10 p. m. this vessel had been overtaken by the swift sailing Constitution and compelled to surrender. In this remarkable action the Ameri cans sustained a loss of only 4 killed and 10 wounded, while the English had 35 killed and 42 wounded. After the battle was over the two English com manders, while aboard the Constitu tion, got into a dispute as to the result, each charging the other with the respon sibility of the defeat and claiming that if such and such a maneuver had been made the American would have been captnred. Captain Stewart, who over heard the discussion, finally said: "Gentlemen, there is no use in get ting warm about it. It would have been all the same whatever you might have done. If you donbt that, I will put you all on board again, and you can try it over.'' t There is no record of the British com manders having acccepted the generous offer.—New York Sun. A Seville Iteggar. His name is Ramon, and there are few better known men in Seville than he. It is said that his father was the public executioner of the city, and, when he died, some foolish people told Ramon, then a lad of rather weak in tellect, that he would bo compelled to succeed his parent in his ghastly office. The terror created by such a destiny fairly uuhiiigeil his mmd, and ho be came the sad, innocent lunatic ho is at present. Ho has wandered about tho Streets for years, a gentle, kind ;-.nd honest man. No ono knows where ho sleeps, for he has no home. It is supposed that in winter ho crawls near the furnaces of tho brick works andiu summer baddies in any quiet corner. He nnver impor tunes for charity, liko other beggars, bnt simply presents himsolf and takes the help that is given, and if it is re fused he meekly turns away. Ho usu ally, however, gets moro titan hi.r few needs require, and when ho is thus en riched ho di-frilmlei all that be cm spare among tho other starving oroa tores whom ho knows. But it is rather to the poor children of tho street that he givos food than to tho grownup pro fessional beggars. Tho hungry children recognize him as their best friend, and so this Ramon, tho poorest of beggars, is, in fact, one of the most generous benefactors. As I watched him turning up a lane, I no ticed how he was encircled by children, among whom ho stood talking in friend ly confidence. There was none of that rough play which wo often notice on the part of tho street aralis at homo when a lunatic comes their way Ramon and the "gamins" were evidently compan ions.—Good Words. Mr. Hawthorne Was Satisfied. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a kind hearted man as well as a great novelist. Wbilo he was consul at Liverpool a young Yankee walked into his office. The boy had loft home to reek his for tune, but evidently had not found it yet, although he had crossed the sea in search. Homesick, friendless, nearly penniless, he wanted a passage home. The clerk said that Mr. Hawthorne could not be seen and intimated that the boy was not an American, but was trying to steal a passage. The boy stnek to his point, and the clerk at last went to the little room and said to Mr. Hawthorne: "Hero's a boy who insists upon seeing you. He says he's an American, but I know ho isn't." Hawthorne came out of the room and looked keenly at the eager, ruddy face of the boy. "You want a passage to America?" "Yes, sir." "And you say you'ro an American?' "Yes, sir." "From what part of America?" "United States, sir." "What state?" "New Hampshire, sir." "Town?" "Exeter, sir." Hawthorne looked at him for a min ute before asking him the next question: "Who sold the best apples in your town?" "Skimmilk Folsom, sir," said the boy, with glistening eyes, as the old fa miliar byword brought up the dear old scenes of home. "It's all right, sir," said Hawthorne, to the clork. "Give him a passage: "— Detroit Free Press. Glass Windows. Glass windows aro known to have ex isted at Pompeii as early as A. D. 79. In the third century the windows of royal houses throughout Europe were glazed. Windows of colored glass were placed in many Italian and French churches in 674, and the use of glass became general in private houses dur ing the twelfth century. The panes, however, were only 3 or 4 inches square, and the material was so inferior thai while a room was lighted it was often a matter of some difficulty to discern Objects on the ontside through tha glass. For a long time windows in England were a subject of taxation, Sa» — -•- ••> FIEEMEFS MASCOTS. ANIMALS THAT BRING GOOD LUCK TO THE LADDIES. Cats, Does and Horses That Are Pets In the Houses of the New York Department. They Go to Every Fire That Cs.ll. Oat Their Respective Company. Brave fire laddies deper d upon their nerves and skill for the preservation of their lives in times of fire and disaster. But that they are cheered by the pres ence of pet animals whom thoy have trained to accompany thorn upon their errands of peril there is ample evidence to show. No fireman goes so far as to say that his pet kitten or trick dog saves a lifo by his mere presence, but all ac knowledge that the mewing of a kitten or the barking of a dog will steady a trembling set of nerves and make a man feel as if ho had a companion with him, although the flames may havo shut him off from all human companionship. Ono of the bravest and most reliable mascots now belonging to tho fire de partment is Lil, a briudle and white bulldog, tho property of Hook and Lad der No. 12, in West Twentieth street, who assists at every fire that is rung ont in the engiuo room of her district. Lil is not a handsome dog. She was originally the property of Chief Cro .r of the fire department and was lent by him to tbe hook and ladder honse some years ago. She speedily became a pet f the company and has been allowed to remain. She is blind in oue eye. Tradi tion has it that her blindness is due to the fact that she has a great failing for puppies, and in her anxiety to preserve them from the mischievous boys and girls of the neighborhood she has gTowu blind looking for them and counting them over and over. Lil's principal ac complishment consists in allowing her self to be pulled all over the building, and indeed all over the block, by the children, of whom she is very fond. No. 14 engine, in Eighteenth street, now mourns the loss of Chappie, the brightest bulldog that over went to a fire. Chappie always sat on the seat with the driver and rendered much service by barking in rooms where there were sleeping inmates. Once Chappie was sick. He had been ailing for some days, and it was feared that he might be too weak in the legs to attend a fire. Accordingly as tho alarm sounded Chappie's men quickly tied him to the oaken staircase iv the engine honse and rushed away to tho fire, thinking him secure at home. Before the last corner was turned that took them to the burning building there was a clatter in the street and shouts of the children, and looking from his seat on the high engine the driver saw his friend Chappie running alongside the engino as merrily as ever. Around Chap pie's nock the rope still hung, and to it also was the round of the staircase to which he had been tied. He had wrenched it loose in his fury to follow the engine. Chappio was finally run over in Fourteenth street by his own engine, greatly to the grief of tho driv er, who saw him, but could not slacken speed for a pet dog when tbe flames were devouring property. In Chappie's place there are now two cats, Pete and Chop. Pote slides down the brass pole of the engine house as fast as a fireman. His pet sport is to race with Chop. Chop cannot slide down the pole, and after Pete has tor mented his companion to tho last degree of his endurance ho jumps on tho pole and disappears down stairs, while poor Chop has to come slowly after. In Engine 56, in Eighty-third street, there is a spotted lire dog, Neliio, who goes to every fire, and, though not very accomplished, she has rendered good service. Sho runs ahead of the engine barking all tho way to a fire. And never does sho wag her tail again until the fire is ont and tbe firemen returning. Onco when Neliio was ill a box was made for her to lie in down in tho O I lar, and as thcro was no idea that mio would go to the fire she was not locked up. By and by tho alarm bell rang and the firemen rushed away. Right in the heart of the fire, where tho flames wero raging fiercely, was heard a familiar bark, and, to tho astonishment of all, Nellie came rushing out to call the at tention of the men to somo one hommod in on the other side. Nellie's pet fireman carried her ten derly home, not even lotting her feot touch tho wagon, so careful was ho of her. But, although Nellie was very ill, sho learned no lesson from her experi ence. Only four days later she left a nest of day-old puppies aud went to a fire, although sho must have known that they would suffer during her ab sence and that she herself had no right to bo there. The pet of this engine house, next to Nell, has been for some years a large gray horse. "The Bill Hoss" he is called by *he firemen. "Tho Bill Hoss" is very intelligent, aud when he is be ing exercisod in tho street after a fire he walks up to the sidewalk to "speak" to every lady that passes. If any lady vis its tho engine house and doos not stop to rub his nose and pet him, ho stamps and acts in a very unruly manner. He is very jealous of the other horses and draws the lino at being "shown off" more than a dozen times a day. If by any chance the bell is sounded and he is made to come ont and get into his harness more than that number of times, he "gets sour," as the captain says, and squeals peevishly to show his displeasure. The fire department does not allow the houses to keep more than two pets on account of the possible cost of their food to the oity. But it is certain that tho few animals now in the possession of "tho boys" are useful to them and not only answer the purposes of passing away many an hour, but render real servioe in time of danger. "Would there be more accidents if there were no mascots?" is often asked. And every firemen will answer •'Yes. "—New York Herald. I heard the other day an amusing tale of a certain woll knojvn English noble man who had imported two emus with the hope of breeding from them, and on leaving his estate for town left also strict injuuctions that the greatest care should be taken of the lady omn if she produced the desired egg or eggs. Tha egg arrived in due course; but, as artisti oavo found before now, the lady do olined to "sit." Tho steward, however, was an ingenious mau and thought of a substitute, but his powers of composi tion were by no means on a par with his inventiveness, and ho announced th« interosting event to his master in the following terms: "Tho emu has laid an egg, but we were in a great difficulty, as she would not sit on it. I did what I thought wa? Dost, aud in your lordship's absence 1 *aye placed the egg under the bigges noose the estate."—Pan M»"•**■ % tmmton Spectatot, RATES OF ADVERTISING Advertisements are inserted nt the rate or 12* cents per lUe, for the first, and 6»r cssrta for each sub c inent Insertion. <-=■■■ Local Notices are inserted at the rate of M cents per line for tho first, and 10 cents for each subsequent insertion. " '" Business Notices are inserted at the rata of * madeoU **»*>" forom U ri rles '. A S nouncements of Candidate ""f' a?d all communications of a person Sav 9 r^;an t e e n^. araCter ' WIU be *W3S NO. 28. THE POSTMASTER'S LETTER. mT m\' Tkar Sir-l had been / an '"valid for nlne- I / W«l t ? eD years and had all L Bj..jH tnt doctors in our CJfc WX country prescribe for r*7 Wg. me, but tiicy could not ( / fl say just what ailed me. 1 _y when I wrote you «iv- f[ ing the history and k symptoms, you diagnos- V- * syrK ™ ra y cn se as disease of s'/w the blood and kidneys, TMBK / rajr and advised me to try 'wFJr £ our "tiolden .Medical mmg Discovery" and "Pel. »tr'™ TTT', sent5 cnt y° ur medicine* mm my hfe arid I hope ail sufferers from kidney and blood diseases will try your valu able medicine. T. H. EDMCNDSON, Postmaster, Home. Mai-haU Co., Kant. The muscular svrfcm. the Heart, Stomach, Liver and .. ii".vti, I'll iioth'-ir work with cou- Btant dime* ; j for rvi rv vr. ;.,->-, thin or thin blooded penes. Fatigue roinVs cnrlv, is «**- tremi'. nnd lasts lone. Tho demand for nutri tive KM wahi-.i1,,; tlicsupplv, and poieenous inatoriais accumulate. Th.s is th» reason mi« people are always tirrvl. Certain it ij that Dr. Pierce a Golden Medical Diacov. ry cures and builds up just such sufferers. To tho weak sod the nervous. Pierce guarantees a ecus. April l . i BICKLE & HAMRICK UNDERTAKING PARLOB NOS. 11 AND 13 W. FREDERICK STREET, NEXT TOJESSER'S Wo keep constantly on hand *he nnest stock of goods in our line ever seen In the city of Staunton. AU the latest styles and novelties,. Calls attended day and night. FUNERAL OUTFITTED In every detail and under careful personal at tentlon BICKLE ft HAMRICK au,, 4-tf N 08. and W.Frederick St. CHURCH DIRECTORY. First Presbyterian Church, on Frederick St between New and Market streets, services II a. m. and Bp. m. Pastor, Rev. A. M. Fraser Second Presbyterian church corner Freder ick and Lewis streets. Services at 11 a. m and 8. Pastor, l'.ev. Wm. Cuniming. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, worship at Y. M. C. A. Hall. Services at 11 a. m„ and Bp. m. Rector, Rev. R. C. Jett. Trinity Episcopal church. Main street, be tween Lewis and Church streets. Services at 11 a. m., and Bp. m. Rector, Rev. W. Q. Hul lihen United Brethren church, Lewis street, be tween Main and Johnson streets. Services at 11 a. ni and Sp. m. Pastor, Rev. J. D Don ovan. Methodist church, Lewis street, between Main and Frederick streets. Services at 11 m. and Bp. ni. Pastor, Est. J. H. Boyd, D. D Christ Evangelical Lutheran church . Lew is street, between Main and Frederick -rreets Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Pastor Rev. H. F. Shealy. Baptist church, cornei Main and Washing ton streets. Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. ni Pastor, Rev. W. J E. Cox. St. Francis Roman Catholic, North August* street, Mass at 7 and 10.30 a. m. Vespers and benediction of Most Blessed Sacrament »t p. m. Pastor, Rev. Father McVerrv. Young Men's Christian Association, comer Main and Water streets. Services at 4 p. m. Sunda . OIREroBr" OF LODC ES. MASONIC LODGE. Staunton Lodge No. 13, A. F. and A. M., meet» every second and last Friday night In ear* month, in Masonic Temple, Main street. Jas M. Llckliter.W. M: B. A. Eskridge, Secy. UNION KOYAL AKCH CHAPTER. j No. 2, meets third Friday in every month. Id Masonic lemple. on Main street. W. W. Mc Guffln, High Priest: A. A. Eskridge, Secy. ODD FELLOWS- LODGE.; Staunton Lodge, SO, X, 1. v. O. V. meets cv cry Thnrsriay alght in I KM Fellows' HaU, ovel Wayt's drug store, on Main street. John C Fretwell .Noble Grand: C. A. Crafton, See' KNIGHTS OF nONOIr ODGE. Staunton Lod«c \'o. 758, of Honor meets every Urst trf third Tuesday in each month, in Pythian Hull, Main street. W. L. Olivier, Dictator; W. A. Burnett, Recorder. . MOUNTAIN CITY LODGE. No. 116,1. O. G. T., meets every Friday night in their lodge room over Wayt's drugstore on Main street. A. S. Woodhouse, Chief Templar F. B. Kennedy, Secy. DISTRICT LODGE. No. 22,1. O. G. T., meets every three months r\; & «'»il>plett, D. C. T.; S. H. Bauserman District Secretary. KOYAL ARCANUM. Augusta Council, No. 490, Royal Arcanum meets every second and fourth Tuesday In the month, at Pythian Hall, Main street. W. W. Robertson, Regent: Jos. B.Woodward, Sec retary. SONS OF TEMPERANCF Charity Division, M. A., So-s of Temperance meets every Monday night at Odd Fellows all. W. A. Kapp, Worthy Patriarch; John B. Coffelt, Secy. UNIFORMED RANK, KN.GHTS OF PYTHIAS. E. B. Stuart Division, No. 10, meets second and fourth Mondays each month at Pythian Hall. Sir Knight Captain, F. B. Berkley; 8 Knigiit Recorder, S. H. Rosenbaum. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Valley Lodge, No. 18, K. of P., meets Monday night at Castle Hall, on West itreet, over Dr. Wayt's drug store. C. T. Ham mond, Chancellor Commander; Albes Keeper of Records and Seal. KNIGHT TEMPLARS. Staunton CommauJcry, No. S, Knights ieui ;ilar, meets first Friday night In every month n Masonic Temple, on Main street. W. B. McChesney. Eminent Commander: A. A. E k ildge, Recorder. ONEIDA TRIBE, NO. 88,1. O. R. M., Meets In their wigwam. In Vaiz Building every Wednesday at 7th run aoth breath setting of the sun. S. S. Peterson, sachet lames W. Blackburn, chief of records. J visiting brothers welcome. AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR. Valley Council No. 738 meets on the flrst an J >:hlrd Mondays in each month. Commande- V. S. Woodhouse: secretary. Dr. J. M. Hange •ollector. Isaac C. Morton. Jr. CATHOLTC HTBRRNT \N BENIFICAI, pnctFTv Meets Irst Snnrim-ir. (~..,.-, .-,,-„,,, (n rhe*, '.all OP r-.a rlinwl ..-* •■ .. .. , ■ on*. J. I. fr ' • ■•" "rr.,!,lnnt:'.l.* J '"*"'" c ~"-* ■ ■ rvconnell recording secretary. ....-r.,s .■•. ~ ■ ~,,-,. . r .p TMVTI. Inv.ri me«ts every Monday nr.rl Tlnirartsv '• ' ' n' - r>. m.. In city ' >! " T It. Prereton. director. \. *rm»nt,vMit. president, and C. Harry «»in««. seoretnrv. T»TiritTTT>tTIoV CI.rB. «<• t ob ihirsday nisrhi nt enei. week. In tho roan, h; ua*t Main .las . W. Bod . ..a-ctiu r'lesi.irmt. Prwnon ,\. Hog*. Secre CHAMBEH OF CuMMKKIK. 1 Monthly meetings, Fourth Tuesday In the .onth at7:3oo'clock. I'OOui in City Haii build ,ug Isaac NVltz,presid t; J. C. Shit is, seer tary.