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VIRGINIA FREE PRESS.
i I
Charlestown, Jefferson O©., W. Va.
OtyjM t ih “ J*feb«eoh l'.i ilping.’
Saturday, December 22, 1877.
Christmas.
tre this present issue of the Free Tress 1
reaches many of its far-away subscribers, the
i>*y of Java, the Feast of feasrts will have come
agun, and Christian commemoration of an e
veat sublime iu rts simplicity and tearful in its
poverty, shall once m >re be entirely engrossed.
Very early on a December morn, afar back in j
the history of Time, there might hare been
-een a sweetly suggestive picture enacting upou
the plains of Judea—a trefold emblem of Faith,
Hope and Charity. There were shepherds
watching their tl *ks all through that \\ in- i
let s night, and as the myriad of lesser orbs,
swung out upon the canopy of Heaven, cast 1
down their combined effulgence up m the en- ,
crusted surface, these simple shepherds still
kept watch, not dreaming for an instant of the
great event which was occurring—under the
guise of a lowly incident—several leagues a
vrav. U it there were those who knew of a
Mystery h J.lcn beneath this veil of mortality.
Three wise men, they were styled by the then
reigning potentates, and in all else tlieir wis
dom was perhaps self-evident ; but as regard- j
*d one apparently simple happening these
three wiso men were so If-acknowledged severe
ly simple. They pretended not to fathom the
depth of D.viao mystery working through
human agencies. Fiith, .alone, led them—
mentally speaking—through the labyrinth of
Sacre l Science. They had heard of the two- i
fold birth which was occurring beneath the
thatched roof of Bethlehem's lowly stable,—
the birth of a mnn-God, iu one. They had— ,
through Faith—seen His stir in the F.ist and.
knowing nauizht of the wav whereby they
might reach that humble birth-sbel, bad, j
through that same Faith, followed the celestial j
guide, sure of its unerring correctness in point
ing -ut to them the path—as it pursued its
even course athvuug'i the g >ld besprinkled fir
mament. The three wise meu here spoken of
were, during their travel onward unt > the low
ly crib, in themselves the emblems of the three ,
virtues Dieutioned above: they represented
Faith, in their child-like trust up >n the unde
viating course of one of myriad of stars—a star
which they believed was under the especial ■
control, at that time, of the God of all; they
denoted II >pe, in the one feeling which anima
ted them during their pilgrimage - a feeling of
yearning, inexpressible, f>r the m ime nt when
that stellar guiJe should cease in its progress ,
and remain suspended, tremulously, over the
dwelling place of a God made man ; and. last
of all, they personified Charity in the feeling
of an adoring live which urged them to make
this journey, anJ in the out-pouring of treas
ure—inner and earthly—which marked their !
greeting of the new-born IUbe : " °
•* and when they were com* into the
house they saw the young child w ith Mary,
L is mother, and fell down, and worshipped
1dm ; and when they had opened their treas
ures. they presented unto him gifts ; g Id, and
frankincense, and myrrh."
?l needs not, however, the words nor wri- j
tings of men to remind the Christian world of
that first scene in the initial act of a Divine
drama, whose depth and scope of feeling and
eloquenco of action has all these years chal
lenged the admiration of peoples and nations
the wide globe over. Let us drop a theme too
vast for human comment, and speak a few
words anent the more worldly character of
this great festival of Christmas. And right
here we would say something for the littie folks.
It is plain that Christmas was meant especial
ly for them. The very fact which its recur
rence commemorates proves Shat what we say
7s true. And then, again, if other evidence
was necessary : whcnco the ancient supersti
tion—delightful even in its falsity—of old
S.mt.-i f.Atis if Christmas was not intended es
yecially for the little ones ? The Saviour of
men has said “ Suffer little children to come
unto me, and forbid them not "—and, in this
regard, we have a quaint thought that perhap
He was reminded ofbisown Divine babyhood
and youth when he ottered those sweet words.
Yes, Christian boya and girls, Christmas is
your own festival, on which you are privileged
respectfully to insist upon the homage and
support of your superiors in age. And the
old people, why, bless their sou's, ws do not
believe there exists one of them who, however
o.lfish and crabbed he or she may unfortunate
ly prove during the other portions of the year,
will not at this bright and happy time relent,
and, beneath the genial influences of Christ
ina*, tide open both the heart and pocket—
‘upecially to the young folk*.
Friends, and patrons of our Old Family
Joihs.vl, wo wish you all a merry Christ
mas aud a happy Now Year,—not in stereo
type phrase only, tat sincerely, from the heart.
Next issue wo may spealt more f'ally on
the Now Year and its duties.
At the University.
Charles Davies, Esq .of Harper’s Ferry, de
I vered the third lecture of the series at the
West Virginia University on the 11th instant.
— snhject. as heretofore announced, “ Toetry |
the true reti x of the age," Ac. 5! r. Davies met 1
a very baLdsome reception—the “ University
Hall,'’ says a correspondent of the Wheeling
figtsttr, “ was crowdeti with an attentive and
appreciative audience to greet the lecturer. Mr.
Charles Davies, the pearly-toned scion of Erin,
with bis inimitable lecture." and the corres
pondent admits that no synopsis could possi
bly give an adequate idea of the beautiful and
elegant discourse.
Tho Register pays Mr. Davies the very
. tudsome compliment of a two-column and-a
half synopsis, which our limited space forbids
that we should reprint. The c. rresp ndent
concludes his interesting rep* rt by the remark
that “the lecture occupied one In ur and
twenty-live minutes, t ut the audience was de
lighted by the continual cfferve-ceuceof hone-t
Irish wit that the time semud m t half so log
We predicta brilliant future f r Mr. L) a.* a
Ucturer, and think all should hear him." Wc
Karn from a private source that Mr. Davies
was the recipientof a «e»enade, besides almost
vetwhehned by per- ral compliment* ar.d
»!»licately expressed Congratulations f the
.»t.r»d r- p'eof M -g.aEt.iwn.
Time Flies—Improve Each Fleeting
Moment.
A yourg contributor makes some good sug
gestions in the following :
To some it may seem but yesterday since
last Christmas, but to others, upon whose
shoulders rest the burdeus and trials of life—
real life—and to whom every minute is in
h>*wr, every hour a day and every day a week, it
seems ages siuce last we celebrated the birthday
of our Saviour. And in calling to memory last
Christinas, with its festivities, its joy and its
mirth, and glancing back over the time that
has intervened between then and now, how
short docs it seem, yet how long. How many
of our friends, with whom we walked through
life hand-in-hand, and with whom we were
wont to associate, have been called upon to
render “ au account of their Stewardship."—
And we know not how soon we ourselves may
be called “ to follow suit.” “ There is no time
like the present.'' Therefore, let us make the
most of each d»y and not “ put off till to-mor
row what we cau do to-day.” Life is short at
the best, and we cannot afford to lose our time
in l<<nfiug around stieet Corners or in frequent
ing bar-rooms or other place* of public resort.
Since last we celebrated Christmas how many
have gone down to a drunkard’s grave, or are
filling the felon's cell —and all is owing to the
one great mistake, that of trying to pass away
a few hours of time—precious time.
In passing the corners after nightfall It is
painful to bth> Id what a large number of
young men congregate there regularly—young
men who might make something of themselves
Young rnen after yohr day's work is done, and
you are at !il>erty for the evening, procure a
goes) book and spend your leisure moments in
reading or studying, and our word for it, life
will not be a drudge, but a pleasure.
Wines for Evening Parties.
S me time since we stopped at I'.ossaic, X.
J , and were n-ally surprised to see the amount
. f Mr Speer's stock of Port Urapo Wine on
band, it is almost fabulous. Four storehouses
are tilled, and tiers upon tiers of cask*, up and
down stairs, aud in aouae cases huge vats, oc
cupy every available spot, leaving only little
alley ways through which to walk. It is an
iliimitless quantity of wine. Xoue is9' Id un
til tt has acquired the age of four years and the
building* 1. 2. d, and 4, are of the first, second,
third and fourth years vintage. Our Drug
gists hive some of the oldist id the above wine
direct from Mr. S|K*er.—Falerson Guardian
Tilts wine is now in demand for evening
parties and entertainments where cake and
wr iaia it 11 jin 1
Sudden Death of Col. M. Q. Harman.
The Staunt >n Spectator thus announces the
sudden death of Col. M. 1). Ilarmau :
'• lie left Staunton by tlie express train on
Sunday night for his h >mo in Richmond and
occupied a sleeping berth near Maj. Jed.
Hotchkiss. Some time during the night he
complained of a severe pam iu his left breast,
but juft before he leached Richmond said he
felt much easier. As the cars approached
Richmond, he arose and dressed himself, and
was sitting on the side of his berth, when he
suddenly dropped dead. He was removed to
the ladies' dressing room, where bis remains
were laid out, awaiting their removal to Taun
ton.
'* Co*. Harman was will known in this conn
tv and widely known throughout the State.
There has been no public enterprise projected
in the county or this city, for the last thirty
years, in which he has not taken an active
and energetic part ”
Our Senior has been quite sick the past three
weeks. At this writing, we are pleased toan
n unco, ho is better, and able to sit up during
aporti n of the day. He is very grateful
to th -o fricn Is who have visited him and by
kind words of sympathy, anJ otherwise, con
tributed towards smoothing the ruggedness of
the way before him. Now in his three score
years irid ten experiencing in somo degree the
w rds f the Psalmist that his days havo been
spent “ as a tale that is told and that by
rea- n of th n his “ strength is labor and sor
row, he feels his inability to get about among
his friends d uring the festivities of the present
season, hut none the less does he wish all a
“ Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
On Thursday night last the members of he
M K Church.South, in this place, met at the
pus mage, and supplied their Pastor, lh v. Mr.
F, rgu-on, with pr visions. cooked and uncook
ed, hou.-ehold 'tores, and other useful articles,
thus te'tifying their undimir.ishcd affection for
the inmates of the parsonage, as well as sup
plying them liberally with many needful arti
i_
J !.n Burns, Esq, purchased of Mr. E. B.
II lines, a few days ago, a tract of Timber land,
in tbn County, adjoining the land of Col. R.
P. Chew, continuing IS acres, at sixty dollars
per acre—cash.
There is but one verdict, and that is that in
thirty-three years Dr. Bull’* Cough Syrup has
never failed to curra Cough, Odd, or genera!
H'-.ir>eness. At drug stores. Price,25cents;
five bottles, $1.
Advertised Letters.
The following list of letters remain uncalled
for in the Charlestown Post Office, to Decem
ber 15, 1977:
Mrs. Margaret Allen, colored). Miss Mary
I. ni-i Mitclidl, tc. 1 red', Peggy Itushemhen,
Abbie Woodward, S donum Colson. Albert
Fiery, Cha*. I.ee Henson, Wm. M. Jackson,
Charles Minor, Charles McDermott, Geo A.
Thatcher 2. G. Lgisenrinu, P. M.
The Spin' says the meat house of Mr. Jas.
5 Mvld i, near Puffields -Depot. .vas broken
into a few nights ago, and robbed of sixteen
pieces of bacon and a large tjuantity of sausage
ar.,1 pudding. About thirty chickens were
taken fr m the co p of Mr. David Reinhart,
in the same section, and Mr. Jas. A. Osbourn
had a bog taken from his pen. Two fine
■boats were also stolen firotn the f irm of Mr.
George Koonce, near Halltoivn, a few nights
since.
In noticing the unanimous annual election
of Hon. Jno. W. Garrett to tl e Presidency of
the B a O. II. B , the Mirtinsburg Statesman
says:
“ As it is on its l ist legs, financially, we
supp so the stockholders re-elected lum to
com pel his presence as chief mourner at its
dual collapse.”
What nonsense.
It is the only medicine I would give to my
Bahv. a mother said, speaking of Dr. Bull's
Rahv Syrap. At all drug stores, 25 cents.
The residence of Uenrv C.<h, colored, was
da covered to le on fire this (Friday) morning
ab ut 4 uYl ck. Bv earnest efforts < f theciti
:.« the flan • < were subdued hef ire extending
to the trail bail ling His less is probably a
hundred dollars.
'I ha California legislature on Tuesday elected
r T. Farley, democrat, U. S. Senator by a
strict party vote.
H r pr- p"»es t" make :t hot for s^tce of our
Jerchasts. 1
Editorial Jottings.
Aanointing a bald pate with cologne seems
like wasting sweetness on the desert hair.
Chakir Pasha is Osman’s successor. Do you
happen Tirnova person of that name.
A kiss in the dark is apt to prove a blun
derbuss.
The Russians have beaten the Turkey by a
process of re-Tlevein.
Things that go into mince pies are now call
ed “incidentals” by crusty people.
If you do not care to be robbed of your
good name do not paint it on your umbrella.
Religion is the best armor a man can have,
but it is the worst cloak he may use.
Some say the greatest pleasure is to do good
by stealth and have it accidentally discovered.
To shine in life—the great ambition—one
must be solid. The diamond, the most bril
liant of all gems, is also the hardest.
Russia captured Kars in '28, '34. '55, and
have taken it once more in '77. They must be
four seats 5 coaches.
The latrst in woman’s hats is the Cinque
Mars. It will probably sink lots of Pa’s to
supply ’em.
Iodide of Potassium. Did she? Well,
now, will you please tell us what the Cartha
geuiau Queeu Dide of ?
Angry words, that looked to a final arbitra
ment according to “ the Code,” passed between
Senators Gordon of Georgia and Conkling of
New York, in an Executive session of the Sen
ate on Friday. On Saturday the matter was
amicably settled, by placing on the journal of
the Senate the announcement that whatever
was felt to be offensive in the rerr. arksof either
should l>c treated as never uttered, and is mu
tually and simultaneously withdrawn. This
truce was brought about by Senators Howe
and Hamlin, representing Senator Conkling,
and Senators Ransom and McDonald, repre
senting Senator Gordon.
In fH*» Sm»n»nu- inrf A nrwnl^ nf \ iraimsi
on Thursday of last week, the case of the Bank
of the Old I> >mini<in vs. \V. X. McVeigh, of
Alexandria, Va., was decided in favor of Mc
Veigh. Thebank sued him upon endorsements
amounting, principal and interest, to about
fitly thousand dollars. The result of that de
cision is to exonerate Mr. McVeigh from all
liability in tho matter, and tho decision is final.
All the famous litigation in which he was so
\ l.mz engaged in the federal and State courts,
involving the validity of the confiscation by
Judge Underwood during the war of all his
large real estate in and near Alexandria, has
. been fully terminated in his favor, and he is
nowin quiet possessiou of every foot of his
; property.
The Washington Post says “that little re
mark from Senator Gordon, to the ofTeet that
“it can be settled outside,” has set the Rcpub
• liran press of the North to sneering about
I “ plantation manners.” Tho corner-grocery
i bully of the North could never endure
the light and airy style indigenous to the
broad pampas of the South. Xo more did
Hotspur's fop love villianoos saltpetre."
A Narrow Escape.—Tho Culpeper (Vir
ginia) limes states that on Sunday night last
Rev. C. V Steptoe, rector of the Episcopal
church at Brandy Station, after a laborious
day’s work, and suffering from a wound re
ceived during the war, being unable to sleep,
g t up from his bed and took what he sup
posed to be a mouthful of whisky, but what
proved corrosive sublimate, a deadly poison
Medical assistance was at once summoned, but
Mr. Steptoe is still ill from the poison.
Martinsburg Matters.
From the Statesman:
Peter Kees lost two fingers at Shimp's Steam
Saw Mill.
The Swartz Mill Property has heen pnr
I chased by Jno. S. Bowers and others, ami the
business will be conducted energetically.
Nows and Times about Winchester.
j From the Times:
The best wheat on Monday $1.25.
A hog weighing about 900 pounds fs on ex
; hibition at Noonan’s stables.
Shepherdstown Summary.
We condense from the Register:
I’*>rk is selling at $5 per hundred, and pJcn
, ty of It, here.
The Fair for the benefit of Elmwood Ceme
tery promises to he the event of the approach
ing Christmas Holidays.
R !> Shepherd, s«m of Mrs E. S Shep
herd, Is a Page on the floor of the House of
Representatives.
.Mr. iias ii. i^inenrergcr. nenr town, kiiipu
a porker, full bred Berkshire, last week, which
weighed 534 pounds nef. This was the “boss’’
hog of the neighborhood.
It wa< suggested that a baby show be held
during tiie Fair, at the approaching holidays ;
, but it strikes us that sufficient time would not
be given.—Shep. Register.
Pray, how much time is required by friend
Zittlo’s Almanac ?
/or (he Free Fret•.
UnBOT is mrer !” Th(' pntrer of the people, and
all hare an equal right to ill **«/
Eds. of the Free Frets : Let any ono read
t'omstot It on "American finance," or Lysander
Spooner’s “Law of Prices” made plain by
j the logic of figures, and he will be convinced
that no money system can be honest, or fair,
unless issued by government, based on demand,
and made equally acceptible to all upon pro
per terms, and security.
We must have financial equality ! Our
present system is a sw indle, and "false pre
tence," under which workers, and wealth-pro
ducers are the victims and slaves of usurers.
| bankers, brokers, shy locks, and legalized
thieves ! They are not content, as workers, to
the of this partnership power, but usurp it
to crush their partners !
I present these issues for your consideration,
and that of onr plundered citizens. Let them
get and read the works I have named, and
they will understand their rights, their wrongs,
and know how to defend themselves against
robbery and ruin. J50 A. Thomson
Summit Poiut, Dec. 10,1877.
Guverru r Kemper on Wednesday commuted
the sentence of Louisa Lawson and Silas Mor
ris. convicted by the county court of Bucking
ham, .and sentenced to be hanged Friday, for 1
being accessories before the fact of the murder ;
of David G. Lawson, husband of Mrs Lawson,
to imprisonment in the penitentiary tor life.
Our County Jail is without a prisoner—net
even a tramp applying for lodging.
Work has been commenced on the new
dwelling for Mr U A Alexander.
We are enjoying a Florida winter—the air
M 1)
Mr. S. 5. Stover is building a handsome
porch in front of tie residence of Cleon Moore, i
L* l 1
The Corner Grocery.
A PERFECTBONANZA!!
IAYERYTfUXG that enriches the larder for the
j Christmas festive season can be obtained at
Rodrick’s Grocery Store,
Market Uocse Corner, Cbart-Estown.
A rery large Stock of the
BEST GBOCEHIES, FRUITS, CANDIES,
NUTS, MEATS Ac.,
always on hand, and at very moderate advance
upon cost prices. In addition to the supply of
eatables, • large and varied assortment of Goods,
suitable for all seasons and for the present Gift
Season.
Call and see and be assured that our goods are
fresh, best qualitv, and low priced.
J. K. KODKICK A IIRG.
Dec. 22, 1877.
4 NEW Coffee Pot— that is meritorious above
any other in use, for sale only by us. Call
ana see ft. It is one of the best Christmas gifts
you could give. DI KE A GALLAHKK.
IITE have everything useful and desirable in the
If line of Tinware, Stoves, Cutlery, and we
are selling them for Christmas gifts. Nothing
would be more acceptable to the tidy house-wife
than a supplv of first-class bran new Tinware.
Dec. 33, 1877. DUKE A GALLAHKK.
Notice.
f INHERE will be a meeting of the Trustees of the
I Charlestown Academy at the Academy at
lOo’clock Monday Morning, December 24, for
the purpose of inspecting the Building and receiv
ing it from the Building Committee. A full at
tendance is desired. CLEON MOUKE,
Dec. 22, 1877. Secretary.
Strayed or Stolen.
4 WHITE AND RED HEIFER- orjWCTK
^ been gone a few weeks—hand
some and in good order. A fair ro-_JJJT
ward and expenses paid.
CHARLES AGLIONBY.
Dec. 22, 1877—H
GRAND DISPLAY
-OF
Christmas Goods,
“ALL SERVICEAULE,”
AT
Dec. 32, 1877. C. W. TRUSSELL’S.
_
1FRAND1 Peaches, for family use, for sale by
) W. EHV.
(1 ELATINE.—Jos. Clialmaii' >(• Son’s: also
T Cox’s for sale by W. EBY.
1FUCK8KIX GLOVES—Hagerstown make—for
I ) sale by W. EBY.
DESICCATED Cneoanut. for Pies, Puddings
and Carom els, for rale bv
Dee. 32, 1877. W. EBY.
CHRISTMAS GOODS.
Messrs, light a mitcfieli, respectfully
invite their friends and the public generally
to call and see their
Christman Presents.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.
\\ e have \\ riling Desks, both Walnut and Paper.
Portfolios, Photograph and Autograph Albums,
Building Blocks, Juvenile Books, Chatterbox Se
ries. Toilet Setts. Violet Glasses, Parlor Lamps,
I Oil Paintings, Steel Engravings, Chromos, Ac.
FINE CUTLERY for the million. Call and
examine before purchasing elsewhere.
Respectfully. LIGHT A MITCHELL.
Dec. 22, 1877.
SANTA CLAUS’
HEADQUARTERS FOR
CHRISTMAS GOODS
— AND—
HOLIDAY PRESENTS
— AT—
Phil. T.JTohr’s.
Ilf A VE in store and am receiving a select stock
of 1’ure and Fresh
FRENCH AND AMERICAN CANDIES.
(the latter of mv own manufacture,)
CAKES AND TOYS,
Fresh Nuts, Raisins. Currants, Citron, Figs,
Dates, Oranges, Lemons, Fireworks, J-c.
Dec. 22, 1877. PHIL. T. ROHR.
ItCIlI, KAULAYI) BEAUTIFUL1
C. E. BELLER.
I VUMTH an eye to the wants of the approaching
* T season, has now open for the inspecti n of the
I public, the largest and most beautiful selection of
Holi day Goods
ever offered in this town. Many of the articles
are entirely new in design, attractive in appear
ance, and would be treasured for a lifetime as a
memento of the rear I*<77. Among the
Souvenirs in most general demand, it may sutliee
to enumerate the following, all of which are of
the late*! style, of the most artistic finish, and
offered at the most reasonable prices, viz :
Russia, Papier Macheaml Walnut Writing Desks,
Bohemian Toilet Hotts and Vtines, Elegant
Ladies’ Work Baskets. Brackets and Wall
Pockets, Paper Weights and Hud Vases,
CARD CASES AND BASKETS,
I Fine English Perfumery inelegant Cores, English
and American Chromos. Autograph and Photo*
| graph Albums, Picture Frames in great variety
; and sizes. Pen Wipers. Ink Stand* with fhermom
1 eters attached, Elegant sets of Children’s Furni
ture, Bureaus, Wash Stands, a ad a nice selection
! of Christmas Annuals for both old and young.—
; I.arge Picture Books and Transparent Slates w ith
an endless variety of minor Toys, Games, Ac.,
' nsrfuland
PLEADING TO THE YOl \G.
With a due appreciation of the very liberal pa
! tronage bestowed the last holiday season, an early
call from all who are in want of a Christmas To
j ken.be it big or little, is respectfully invited.—
i Something to suit the taste of the most fastidious
I can be found on examination, w hilst for those less
exacting the articles are numberless, the quality
superior, and prices moderate. Call early aud
! secure choice.
December 22, 1877. C. K. B.
Special Commissioners’ Sale
-OF
VaIuable Property
AT MYERSTOWX, JEFFERSON COUNTY,
WEST VIRGINIA.

i>Y virtue of a Decree entered in the canse of 1
) Joel Clipp’s Administratrix, »-». James
Mrer’s Administratrix, in the Circuit Court of
Jefferson Countv, In Chancery, on the 21 at day of
November, 1S77, the undersigned, as Special
Commissioners, will sell before the Court House
door, at public auction, at 12 o’clock, M.,
On Monday, the 28th Day of
January, 187S,
THATVALUABLELOT
at Myers town, whereof James Myers died seized,
consisting ol about
One Quarter of an Acre.
The Improvements are two two-story
Frame Dwelling Hcns88,
with a STORE-ROOM under one of them,
A MMOKE-IIOI *E AMM ISTFK\
The property is in good condition, and in a desir
able neighborhood.
TERMS—One-third Cash, and the balance in
two equal, annua I instalments with interest from
day of sale : the deterred payments to be secured
by Deed of Tiust on Premises.
WM. U. TRAVERS,
N. S. WHITE,
Dec, 22, 1S77. Committfontrt. j
Bunds for S:ile.
JEFFERSON COUNTY BONDS for sale. Ap
ply to G. A. PORTERFIELD.
Cashier Bank of Charlestown, W. Va.
Dec. 22, 1877-41.
TVotlee.
*TM1E Bank of Charlestown will be closed on
I Christina* and New Year's days. All notes
falling due on those days will be attended to pre
viously. G. A. PORTERFIELD,
Dec. 22, 1877. Ca.hier. j
Oysters, Winos, Alt', Ac.
rpHE Oyster Season has commenced and the
£ undersigned is prepared to supply The lift
that the City markets afford, by the Plate, or in
quantities to suit purchasers for family or other use.
Also a choice stock of Wines, Philadelphia j
Ale on Draught, and other liquors. A superior
stock of genuine Champagne at Cos*.
PFEIFFER Copper-Distilled Pure Uve Whis
ky—analyzed and pronounced chemically pure by
Dr. Aikin, Prof, of Chemistry, Ac., of the Uni
versity of Maryland—for sale lor medicinal pur
poses anti otherwise bv
FAYETTE H. SOUDER3,
Basement of Jefferson Building.
Sept. 15, 1877.
The l'irsf \uliontil Hank
OF JEFFERSON, at Charlestown, will be
closed on the 25th of December and the 1st
of January. All persons having paper maturing
on either of those days, will please attend to the
same on the preceding days.
SAM’L HOWELL,
Dec. 15, 1877. C&tHer.
CHRISTMAS!_CHRISTMAS!!
—GO TO—
BUSTAY BROWN’S
Old Reliable Hn\rgr abtihs
F„r Holiday Supplies!!
-
rpHOSE desiring Choice Confections can find j
J them in the greatest abundance and variety at
GUSTAV BROWN’S,
M'sin Strtet, ChitrUnloten.
Fresh Figs, Almonds, Filberts, Citron, Seedless
and Layer Raisins and Sultana.
Foreign and Domestic Candies,
°
All SuitaBle for the Times, at prices as low as the
loivestany where. Also a Choice Selection of
Toyn loi* tlie Children.
FREM1 BREAD AND CAKES,
Wedding and social Parties supplied at short no- [
ticc in A manner that caunut fail to give satisfac
tion.
FRESH OYSTERS
received daily, and warranted to give satisfaction.
Select Oysters $1.50 per Gallon. Send orders
early.
COME ONE! COME ALL!!
Dec. 15, 1-TT.
tor Hie Iso inlays!
HENRY DI MM
Jr8 receiving at the “Valley Confectionery," for
[ the Holiday season, the choicest and most
elighlful
CONFECTIONS,
embracing Candies of all kinds. Cakes, Nuts,
Fruits, Ac., and will supply the public detnaud at
reasonable rates. His
Toys and Holiday Attractions
consist of a beautiful and attractive variety, such
as cannot fail to please the little folks, aud charm
all classes, ages and sexes. A full stock of
RAISINS,
CURRANTS.
CITRON. AND
NUTS OF ALL KINDS
Canned Frnitsand Vegetables in variety. Soaps,
and a lull stock of Tobacco and Cigars.
G roccriesi! (irocoriom ! !
CAKING MOLASSES,
FINE SYRUI’S,
FINE SUGARS.
FINE COFFEES ’
and a full assortment of all kinds of GROCERIES, j
which will be sold cheap for cash or country pro- |
duce. Call early and avoid the rush, at the old
stand, opposite the dank of Charlestown.
OYSTERS constantly received, and sold by the
I’int, Quart or Gallon.
Dee. 16, 1877. HENRY DUMM.
Hoot and Shoe Making.
rrMIK undersigned has establish'd himself in
THE HOOT AND SHOE MAKING BUSINESS,
in Charlestown, at the corner of Main and
West streets. The very best material will be used,
and the best care taken to make neat tits and sub
stantial work. If desired, will take measures for
Ladies' shoes at private residences.
REPAIRING will be done with prompitude,
and neatly. The charges will be moderat e
JAMES W. WOODDY.
Sot, .1. 1k?7 —3m.
I IGHTVING Stove Polish, best and cheapest
j in the market, for sal br
Sov. 17. DUKE A GALLAHER.
A ATE have just received our Stock of Stamped
W and Pfeaaed Tinware—consisting of Dlah
Pans, Sauce Pans. Wash Basins, Pie Plates, Jel
Iv I lutes, Ac., Ac., which will be sold lower than
ever, I)I KE d GALLAHER.
1 JEAUTIFCL Tin Chamber Setts, verr low, for
I ) sale by DUKE A GALLAHER.
1 ENAMELED Sauce Pan* for salebr
\ DUKE A GALLAHER.
IM)OT TUBS, painted in all colors, for sale by
' DI KE u GALLAHER.
MICA, for Coil Store*.fo" sale by
DUKE A GALLAHER.
NrEW Moose Traps—best ever used, for sale by
_ Nor. 17,’77. DUKE A GALLAHER.
VALUABLE PROPERTY
IN CUABLESIOWX
For Swjtlo Privttti'Iy.
ffHIE BRICK DWELLING HOUSE on the cor
£ ncr of Congress and Water street in Charles
town, is for sale low and upon easy terms. It is a
Brick House, with Frame Wing under new Hoof,
containing Nine Rooms and Kitchen, and best
Cellar in town. The other improvements on the 1
lot are a Stable, capacity for four horses and two
cows; a Cutting Room, Corn House, Carriage
House and flog IVn—all under one Roof; a Brick
Smoke House, and a large and Kscellent Cistern.
Commodious Stable and Wood T ard. Choice
Fruit Tree* upon the premises, consisting of tif- '
teen PEACH TREES, best varieties; four APPLE |
TREES—Golden Pippin, Kambo, Sweet and j
Dwarf, and extra early June Apple*; Gooseber
ries, Currants; six Green Gaffe and two Siberian
Crab Apple Trees—white and yellow; a .Vo. 1
Hart Cherrv Tree, two Morelio do.; Hops, As.
paragus and large Hot Bed. The Garden Lot of
x/i acre—rich and prodnetive. I ,
Porches to Brick Structure and to the Wing— ' {
nil in good repair. The lot under good fence, con- |
tains about of acre.
Price 51,500 Cash , or $1,600—one-third Cash, i
and balance in two years, the deferred payments
to be secured by Deed of Trust on the premises.
JOSEPH H. EASTERDAY.
Oct. 20, 1 >>77. _
Hti*Jiy She«*p.
ffMIERE came to mv premises two months ago,
I and got with my flock, a Sheep. The owner
will please come forward, prore property, pay I ‘
charges and take it away.
Dec. 15, '77—IH. J'. BROW V GARDNER.
Houses and Lots For Sale, i
_ i 1
riHIE undersigned will sell privately tbc DWEL- *
£ LING HOUSE AND LOT, in Charlestown, , !
lately occupied by Capt. John Reed, and also the
two. adjoining Houses and Lots. A small cash
payment will bo expected, and a credit of three to j
five years on the residue. E'er information ap- j
plv to Mr. JNO. EL HILBERT,Charlestown, Jeff. ,
f. .. W. Va. I
Nor. 21, IH77. EMMA REED. \
READ—PAINT. HEAD—I’AIXT.
VIRGINIANS AND OTHERS
^LOOK-*5
TO YOUR INTEREST, AND PAINT WITH THE JUSTLY CELEBRATE^
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT,
Manufactured by
THE NEW JERESY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY.
MIXED HEADY FOR USE. AXY OXE CAS APPL Y IT. Send f..r Semple Card, trj
c. I\ KNIGHT,
03 \V. Lombard Street, Baltimore*,
SOLE GENERAL AGENT.
Julius C. Holmes, Local Agent, Charlestown.
June tO, 1 -V -r,a.
We hare tlx he*t Imitation Cold W»:r*i In the M»rkr> far Trading
rttnoMW Tlx metai Is a ronijvxlll.rti of other n,ot»l». ea rW'f r. >•
ling gold that the lx*, judge* Imd It di*f
rult to deter, the ililTerwnr*. *».»,« hr *
n.emiml te*t. »ihI it i.a» tlx rlrtt.c*
Sul.lte l” make It the Ur»t •utfetllu'r
•r gold known. M.MIV miil.
CAN MOVKMKNT. K\I*.VNMOS I. a I -
AMK. MAI TIM U.Y KMiKAY n> fit
KM.INK 1IKM.II lltMIN.I ft'4
u..d*ww*l In »| i«'ar*n.-,' to g COLL
WATCH THAT COSTS from
SI 50 to 4200. It pr*tt«| tr«- . «
v.tul.y, l«»r t. • >»v tt. 91 - i. I l 4
yy iah a watch for yt»ur«w n u*c **r t»» I’uad
money mi, try thin. (Hrins to our l»»r •
»U»%. wc AT* « n *Li.«*I to mlBO' tho J»r
«r uxm !• 512 each • •
cant Chain attached. ^ -
• ti er pU«*r* whr»# to-rumt#
aii«I . K*n*r*‘i *Ai*r*’tU>ti. w»
by Mad or Kxprrw* on rrretn. e
I ..art of ('••uiitrf. nr it wilt I*
mhen thr mMotiirr itwlrw •ml remit*
• ♦•nit !*>»••%«• t JlAlNS wcich tVd ,
Fifty fWMJwnlgh th« »uni«» paUt#rn n
|Miro gold would !!»**•• I f.411 *
at $jrarl Blit and <1*4in Ur
$1?, wa»nl I»> Mall I" • r*rp%gs*t pu%t*
l«ij, to any l*ml I nlfH Maim
WE8EL ’HE WATCH WITHOUT CHAIN FOB $10.
J. BRIDE A CO., C (on Place A No. It Eighth Street, N. Y.
FAL.JL. 1877.
*--—:o:-r—
I NOR BARGAINS IN FOREIGN A DOMESTIC DRV GOODS, GO TO
< DARRELL’S.
For Bargains in Dress Goods, CARHELL S is the place.
TRIMMINGS TO St'IT EVERY DRESS.
IN CLOTHING YOU CAN’T DO UKTTfilt THAN AT CARRKLL'S.
in hats and caps, ror have only to try to re satisfied at
CA RRKLI/S.
IX GENTS’ FI RXISIIING GOODS
ALL GIVE IT Ul\ GO TO CAKBELL’8.
In Flannels, Blankets, Foreign and Domestic Woolens,
IHS STOCK IS SECOND TO NONE. IN SHOUT, FOR ANY ARTICLE WANTED l\
DRY GOODS, &c\, etc.,
GO TO
>T. C. CAUHELL^.
October 13, 1^77.
DARRELL K BURNS'
Neir Store,
SADLER’S llLOCK. CENTRE ROOM.
\\n: HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LARGE AND SPLENDID STOCK OF GOODS.’ EMBRACING
a complete assortment of STAPLE AND FINK GROCERIES of ererjr description. Can tempt
the epicure and supply the table of the mnft fsftidious.
GOODS FOR EVERYBODY.—Then we b*ve also a Urjfe and raried Stock nf Staple A Dome?n
DRY GOODS—FULL USES; ALSO ROOTS AMI ,S/lOES-BEST QUALITIES,
PRICES TO SPIT THE SCARCITY OF THE MONK! MARKET.
SO NECESSITY FOR A GRANGE STORE NOW-PROFITS VERY SNAIL.
oueenswakk. glassware, lamps and fixtures. <: west* soys oils.
ALADDIN SAFKT1 OIL. SCGAUS, COFFEES. STRI PS & MOLASSES.
TEAS, SPICKS, SALT. FISH CRACKERS. CHEESE. CANNED (iOOJ)S.
OYSTERS,CLAMS, PICKLES, PRESERVES,CAKES, CANDIES, Fitl ITS, M TS, lx
Prints, Brown and Bleached Cotton, Drillings,
UliinkotH, ComrortaliloN, Ov«»rullM, f voltM,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS A CAPS.
Countrv PpotlwoO Tiikcta In F.\fii4n,|f<* 1'oV (iOODS.
Jt&rQUODS DELIVERED AT YOUR DOORS, t »a
Respectful!)-,
CARRFLL \ IU RN>.
October 20, l >*77.
ruE
OLDTIN, H11KKT-IKON
STOVE HOUSE.
Xcit Door to the Owimjs House, Market-House
Building.
OWING to the low price now ruling for Tin
plate, Sheet-Iron, Zinc, Galvanized Iron and
Copper, we will from and after this date, greatly
reduce the retail price on all good* manufactured
by us, and will allow the usual discount from our
retail prices to the trade.
lt,>OFI.\GAi HFOFTING
we make a specialty, and at prices lower than (he
•amr ha» been furni-ked/or mnng _yr<rr«.
The verv manv thousand feet, both of Hoofing
and Spouting, furnished by our house since it*
organization, tnu-t be a sufficient guarantee that
we have worked good material and done good
work.
Htovt‘8 of Vnrionw liintK
on hand; and any Store manufactured will he
furnished on short notice, at a small cost over
Factorv prices. Our facilities for furnishing any
piece needed to repair half worn-out Stove* are
such that par ties calling on us can have the strives
repaired at a small cost, and save the capcnse,
for a time of buying new ones.
CHEST REFRIGERATORS.
The demand for this article has greatly increased
the past two or three years, for the reason that
they can be furnished at a much lower price than
those usually obtained from the cities. Any car
penter can make one. The price we charge for
lining them with zinc, together w ith the painting,
affords a good, substantial article within the means
ul very family.
OLD BRASS, LEAD, COPI'EU AND BAGS
taken in exchange for goodaor woik
DIKE <1- OALLAUKR.
Valuable Charlestown Property
AT
PRIVATE SALE.
rJMIE undersigned offers at private sale the
HOUSE AND LOT
mrebased from Julius C. Holmes—situated on the
;orner of Congr.-t* and Lawrence Street* in
’harlestown. Jefferson County, West Virginia,
ind now occupied by Rev. T. B. Shepherd. The
douse is cotnmodioo* and handsome.
The payments will be made easv. and a title
dear of incumbrance will be given to the purcha
ler.
Any one desiring to purchase can be informed
is to the terms by calling upon Cleon .Moore,
'harlestown, W. Va
ELLA B. WASHINGTON.
December 1, 1877—tf.
Houses for Rent or Sale.
MY HOUSE on the Tnrnpike one Mile Fait of
Cbarle*town, with
1 Room**stud Kitchen Out-houses
AXI) FIXE LOT
, most desirable home—for rent from January 1st,
878. It ia for sale. Also a house with two
ooms and passage, Shed for Wood, and Fine
iard-n. Splendid Water convenient to both,
nd both houses thorough!r repaired.
s. Howell brown.
Dec. 8, 1877—3t Spirit Copy.
New Supply
r \F Blue, Black and Brown Water Pr f Cloak
f ing. just received bv
Dec. \ 1-77. GEO. W. T. KRAHSLF.Y.
Fashionable Furniture.
'yyf i: arc receiving a large Slot k of
FtTRisrrrum:
of the very latest styles, embracing some Tory ni
CHAMBER & PARLOR SETTS,
LOUNGES. CENTRE TABLES, nnil lt .
SIDE-HOARDS, BEDSTEADS, Sl'KI.M*
BEDS, MATTRESSES, AC,
which have been purchased din < t from'the Mai
facturers of Cincinnati and Chicago and w I,
we ran sell
AT BALTIMORE PRICES.
NEW FURNITURE* made to .»<! r
furniture repaired, and
upholstering
done as heretofore by oer ixceB-nt workman
We an- the agents fur Jefferson C’i unty fo, |L<
New I’ateut
the handsomest and moat durable casket in u ,
which can be furnished at a greatly reduced pri<
BOSKWOOD and other Wooden Casket* *|W4< -
on hand. SADLER A BRO.
April D, le»77—y.
SADLEBS’ BUILDING.
DAVID HOWKLL
HAS now open at hi* new store-room, one door
east of Maj. G W. T. Kearaley, a large and
attractive stock of
Fall and Winter Goods,
embracing
DRV GOODS, NOTIONS, CROCKERY AND
GLASSWARE. BOOTS AND SHOES,
GROCERIES, Ac.
In Addition to hit large stock of
STAPLE DKY GOODS,
including FLANNELS and BLANKET', I
would ask attention to bis stuck of
Blk. Alpacas &. Blk Cashmere.
Ladie*’ Cloth for Suiting and Wrappings in
Beautiful Myles.
Special attention is called to a large stock of
CLOTHS AND CASSIMKKKN.
BeaverCLOTH for Overcoat* and Ladie*’ Cloak'
Goo'lt mnnnfa'turrd at Ckarlottetrille, nr l
tailed iotkt trade aillle found for rale lore
Ladies’ Merino Vest*, Corset*, Lidlr-s’ sod
GenU' Linen Cuff* *nd Collar*. Ruffling in gr *
variety. Scarfs for Ladies and Gent*, T*b!»
Linen and Napkin*, Red TwilledFTanr.el* 'I d.
rated Red Table Damask.
4-4 FLOOR OIL CLOTH; 6 4 TABLE DO.
HAMPER BASKETS, TUBS, Ac.
FAMILY FLOUR in paper bsg* ‘. bl.and
barrel. Corn M«-al, Canrasu-d Hams, Sides ana
Shoulders, and a fuli line of
GROCERIES,
as low as the lowest.
M-**ures tskrn for GenU’ Shirt* of the best
Material, and »t guaranteed.
Not. 3,1 Ms.
Cook Stove For Sale.
V SECOND-HAND No. 9 C»ok Stove, w.
future*, for sale very low. Apply at the
Ue*. 27, l**7#. FREE PLUS' OFFMD

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