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Legal or other advertisements sent by them to be an addition al charge, and no variation. ?-#v<l»ituary notices of more than five lines will be charged for. : JOB WORK —Posters. Sale Bills, Circulars, Card- et •, executed promptly, neatly and at Profession at # 'a rtfs. If ^R C. T. RICHARDSON, PHVStCI 4.V .C SUBGEOS. Charlestown, Jefferson County. W rst \ iryinia. April 4. 15*74. f JR J D. STARRY. Charlestown, Jefferson (bunty. BV»4 riryiMia, Having resumed the practice of Medicine, of fers hi> Professional services to the public. Office next door to residence, near corner of li Tge and Main streets. January 22. Wti. I AMES M. R ANSI IN, Jr.. I DOCTOR OF DENTIL SURGERY, Or! r- h s 1‘rofi >> onal Services to the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity. ?4rt ‘ffieein Hrsnca Biildino. in the rooms roentlv occupied by Hon. Andrew Hunter as Law Otiioes.opposite'Court House. Charlestown, West Virginia. April 13. ls<>—y. yirM. H. TRAVERS, ATTORSEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson CWn/y. Vat Virginia, Will practice in the Courts of this County amt the adjoining Counties. I Office next '1 • i o the residence of Mrs. Max well, and nearly opposite the "Carter House.” November 33. WO. MRAXTON D. GIBSON, ATTORSEY AT Till’. t'h ,!(■•>n Jtffi • « 0 < 4y, V«t Virginia, Will attend to cu-es in the ~everul Courts of W- -t Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Office in Gilson Law BuiIding, in Court 11 oe yard. July 17, 1£M. George Baylor. Wm. L. Wilson. 1> AY LOR A WILSON. 3L I > ATTORSEYSAT LAW, urtestmrn. Jrffm-.»» Chanty, ITe.d \~rgtuia. \V attend the t’-ourv* Ot JtllVr><iii nu<l Berke ley Count it and atten i to other law business in the Si lt* of West Virginia. Spe ial atten tion given to coR* lions. M ircii 5, 1'7'j. A E. KENNEDY. ATTORSEY AT LAW. C'nrlestwn, Jefferson Ojunty, West VirguUti, W pru ti e in Jefferson and adjoining Coun Office in Northern end of Lawyer's Row. September 30.1*73—tf. C J. C. MOORE. ATTORSEY AT LA W, BerrnilD. Clarks Countg, Virginia, and /JLEON MOORE, ATTORSEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jr fas m Cb.< dy. West I'irytaii, fWill undertake cases jointly in the Courts of both of said Counties. M May 11, 1*73. lame- H. Grove. Forrest W. Brown. i 1 ROVE A BROWN, U ATTOSSEYS AT L I II . Jeffer - <?» Onint i, West l rgima, Having as.-slated for the practice of Law. will a- 'ml to rases n ;e ;.. : 1 arts ol west Vir - nia and Maryland. Attention given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against the '♦* ti attention to Collections. 4 A. LIPSCOMB, ATTORNEY AT LAW. ♦“Rooms it and 10 Chauncey Building. 521 ■i i ;2d 4J Street. N. W. April 20.1878. * m-T l«' 1 * ’’** Wonders exist in thousands 1 o I of forms, but are surpassed by the marvels of invention. Those who are in need of profitable work that can lx done while d: t.. Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine, and re ive free, full information how either -ex, >■:'all ages, can earn from V> to $-’•> per day Dec. 1,1887. first Class EATING HOUSE. Meals and Lunches at reasonable rates. Everything the market affords will be COOKED TO ORDER in a style CHOPS HAM AND EG»*3» ETC., Yerv respectfully, vour obedient servant. Ji>ll\ W. jjllORTS. Post Ofti -e Avenue, Winchester, Virginia Fifth ! / i I.UT. Bran d» and Vll Roe Potomac Her \ I r ng and Boned Shad for sale by the Bar June 4, h5. O. W. T. KEARSLPA . SCHOOL SUPPLIES GKO T. LIGHT. 11AZORS Raxor Straps and Fine Sos -uosal V ways on hand at BEALL BR . & PHILLIPS. Acuust S hcltk. F. L. Pkdsju’x, Jr., Painter. Smith. New Carriage Factory, Charlestown, Jefferson County, IT. Va. \\T K the undersigned have entered intoaCo > r Partnership for the purpose of Manufac turing and Repairing CARRIAGES, BUGGIES PH.ETOXS, DAYTOX A XD OTHER PLEAS URE WAG OSS, Spring Wa >ns. Dog Curts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., •n as fine style as can he done anywhere in the Union at moderate prices. Being practical mechahies we will be enabled to do all work on correc t, systematic principles, thereby pro ducing work, durable and handsome. REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY We have secured the services of Mr. Thos. Ryan, so favorably known for years in connec tion with Maj. Hawks' Factory, to execute the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to receive a fair share of your patron age, we pledge ourselves to give you value re ceived. SCHULTE A UEDX.ECX. .ffitf'Shop- on Bloomery Turnpike, 2 Squares from Main St. May .'1 ! " - it' Johnson & Jenson, mm mm mm Charlestown, Jefferson County, \\. \ a. 1MIE undersigned have entered into a Co-' . Partnership for the purpose of executing ill work in tlu-ir line. We are not without ex perience, and hope to give entire satisfaction to all who may entrust their work to us and promise prompt execution and reasonable :harge?. JNO. 0. JOHNSON, THOS. B. HENSON. June 3. l^Ni. GEO. T LIGHT a full line of Blair's Handy Paper Tab lets fir 'ale, both for Pen A Pencil. French Paper in tablets 35ots. Linen Paper “ “ 35. Bill Heads “ “ 35. Statements “ “ 35. Blau ks receipts. Bonds Ac 10. Call and examine them. Owing to the reduction of tax on Quinine ami for the benefit of the indicted, we oiler tin same at $2.00 per oz. Have on hand all the popular patent medi lines. A1-- keen all School Books A supplies. GKO. 1. LIGHT. Feb. 15, 1883. _ <; EOllGE TRAVIS, Fashionable Barber, Main st.. in room over Drug Store of Aisquitb A Co„ Charlestown, \V. Va. H AIR Cutting and Shaving executed in First-Class Style. Prices reduced for sin ;le hair cutting 20 cts.; hair cutting and shav* tt 'aiue time. 25 cts. Tickets good for ll • naves, for ll.oO. Every effort made to pleas* •ustomers. and satisfaction guaranteed. OODY V SAXKY Hymns—1, 2, 3, and 4. ^CUOOL >11*1*LIES.—I have just receive* 5 .: -- .. k I '• boo Supplies- Lead Pencils ^ate Pencil'. Pens and Pen Holders, Compo >ition Books. IkICTCRK Frame- -p< rfectly lovely ; Corres p. eidetic*-» ards—" Daisies'": Playing Cards rum 20 cts. t'* To cts.; Mourning Paper and En relopes. \rAt ITM Oil, for Harness; Carbolic Acid 20 cts. p-r bottle; Insect Powders, 50 cts t>.—the verv best; Hog Powders, 50 cts. lb.— Sold by GEO. T. LIGHT. * b • is, l" 4 DntggfaL Adams Express Office HAS BEEN REMOVED TO •Yatioual Blank Btaihling. One Door West of Bank. C. HORACE GALLAHER, April 16, lSat Agent. Farmers. VERY farmer should have a can of our j Br*>wn or Red Paint. It is put up in i and jne _-allon cans, already to put on. The very :hin : fur painting gates, pifmps, roofs, and all sorts ot agricultural implements. AISQUITH A CO. Apr. 16,'85. Harher Shop. ' pHK n- >111 one door West of Dr. Schaeffer's JL re.'idence is been refitted and handsomely furnished with improved Chairs. Ac., and will be comlurted bv Samuel Brown. Customers ar>-a"tired >>f cleanliness in all the appoint ments. and comfortable, prompt ami courteous SAMI KL BROWN, August 28. 1 '*84. To Thysirians. \ITE have in -• k the following: Maltine If plin.Mdt: >e with the Hypophosphates. Maltine with lYpsin and Pancreatine, Liquid IVptonoid* with Cocoa, Peptonized Cod Liver oil ami Milk. PentonohD, Iron and Wine.and Liquid Peptonoius. N >v. 21 l"7. AISQUITH A CO. WOOL IIM.VTIJ#. UIGHl s l PRICE PAID IN CASH. rPHE undersigned will pay top market price I in Cash for Wool delivered at theJefferson Wo-den Mill Obi Porter Factory i or in Charles town at Adani' Express Otlice. JNO. J. JOBE. May 5. lv>7. .fast itereiretl. y* C. SHOULDERS. No. 2 Mackerel, S. C. O* II i 8 kery an-i iiiiim-riiis other things essential to good living and comfortable house-keeping. W, 8. MERCHANT TAYLOH HOTEL, \Vincht»ter, Vtryirda, IIEX It V WULFE ItX, Pl-op’l* Tor Sale. »>BILL1 AKD Tables and one Tool Table—all O Collins' make—for sale low. One of them uearlv new. Apply to F. B. SOLDERS, July 3. 18M Jefferson Building.^ Stamping. MISS MARY COt KRILL is prepared to do STAMPING : also Dressmaking and fam ilv Sewing. At residence of her father, Capt. I). H. Cockrill. January 7. '86. Hr. King's Spectacles. 1HAVE the agency for these Spectacles,and guarantee to tit anv eve or return the money ' GEO. T. LIGHT. p ARDEN SEED.—We have ust received r Li largeassortmet to! Garden Seed. March 10,1887 AISQUITH A CO. WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, Insurance Ajpoucy, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL fire Insurance Company. .ETNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest and most popular Co. in America. Hartford Life and Annuity of Hartford. Equitable Life Assurance Society of U. S. Mutual Life Insurance Co., of N. Y. Phoenix, of Hartford. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. German, of Wheeling. Jefferson, of Wueeling. Liverpool aiul Loudon and Globe, of England, the largest foreign Company doing business in America. AGENTS: J. S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown ; C. L. BARNHART, Duffields; JAS. W. LEAGUE. Middleway. CHAS. II. TRAIL, Harper's Ferry. A sworn statement of the conditions of all Foreign Insurance Companies represented in this Agency will be found at the Clerk s Office, in compliance with State laws. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully. WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER, February 12,1888. Agents. The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. R. A. ALEXANDER. Secretary. Office, Gibson Building, Court-House yard, Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County, Insurance in a safe Company at the actual •ust of insurance, which is much cheaper than the rates usually charged, ami keeps the money it home. Good' risks from responsible parties ire invited. Executive Committee meets every Friday. Directors— N. S. White, Henry B. Daven port, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider. W. H. f. Lewis, R. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker, S. W. Washington, James Logie, harles P. Wilson, John H. Zittle, Jacob S. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, *saac H. Strider. COL. R. P. CHEW.President. U. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Executive Committee—N\ S. White, Wm. H. T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac H. Strider, R. P. Chew, S. W. Washington. Local Agents.—Middleway—J.G. Shirley; Harper’s Ferry—Chas. E. Trail; Shepherds town— J.S. Fleming; Duffields—C. L.Barnhart; 'harlestown—Washington A Alexander. NOTICE -TO USERS OF TIN PLATE. VVe don’t use small tin and want everybody to know it. The reason why we don t is that if you have small tin put on your roof the more seams you will have and the more leaks will he in your roof. Call on us and we will prove to you that large tin is the best to put on your roof It will pay you to look around. You will not only save time but money by calling on EAR NS HAW & DOOLEY. Apr. 16, ’85. Eagle Avenue Cardens. 'I'MIE public is respectfully informed that I am now prepared to furnish plants of all -tandard varieties for vegetable gardens, such as CABBAGE, TOMATO, PEPPER, EGG, LET TUCE. SAGE, CAULIFLOWER, AC., ALSO SWEET POTATO SETS, it the Eagle Avenue Gardens, (west of "Mt. Parvo") and at my Town Branch on Liberty street, adjoining the residence of Hon. Jus. M. Mason. A share of the public patronage will be thankfully received. Si®-Fresh Vegetables in season. \ i 1891 B. J. WILLIAMS. WATSON HOUSE, Charlestown, W. Va. JAMES WATSON, Proprietor. MEALS at all hours to suit Travelers. Tran sient Boarding on Reasonable Terms. Hacks to and from ail trains Free of Charge. r-iT The Bar i- Supplied with Choice Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Ac. April 5. 1883. Thin paper in kept on Ole at the office of Averts on M DVERTISING /agents TOES BUILDS PfgSti PWUPHim CCTIUITCC ForRFWSF1FFR ADVFRT1SM6 CDCC to I IMA I to at Lowest Cash Rates ' ntt ’riigtfJYER & SOU'S MANUAL Washington *V •'iiexandcr HAVE made arrangements to insure proper . tv AGAINST TORNADOES in .Etna, of Hartford. Continental, of New York, and Pea hod v. of Wheeling, W. Va. Where parties de sire this, on application a special Policy will be granted and an additional rate be charged for same. May 27, 1880. _ LANDRETH'8 SEED*. \ITE have just opened a fresh stock of Lan \\ dreth's Seeds. Now and during the en tire season we will be prepared to furnish our : customers and the public everything they may ! want in this line at the most reasonable prices. Mar. 15, '88. AISQUITH A CO. VI.L Sires Peerless Paper Meat Sacks—pre vent Skippers in Meat—for sale bv C. D. EBY. t\ HEA Ornamental Coal Vases and Hods at BEALL BROS. A PHILLIPS. INDIAN Glue mends everything. OnlvScts. a bottle. For sale by C. D. EBY. I T will pav vou to buv vour Garden Seeds at C. FRANK JONES. r LARK’S O. N T. Spool Cotton for sale bv C. 1). EBY. POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of pu ritv, strength and wholesomeness. More eco nomical than tne ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate pow ders. Sold only in otns. Hotai. Baking Pow der Co., 10G Wall Street, New York. June 7. 1888. HUMPHREYS’ DR. HUMPHREYS’ Book of all Diseases, Cloth &Cold Binding 144 with Steel Engraving, MtammEK. list of rniscirAL sos. iruEs riune. j I Fevers, Congestion, Inflammations... .23 2 Worms, Worm Fever. Worm Colic.23 3 Crying Colic, or Teething of Iolanta. .23 •1 llinrrlicn, ot Children or Adults.23 ft Dysentery, Griping, Bilious Colic.23 t> Cholera Morbus. Vomiting.25 7 Coughs, Cold. Bronchitis.25 H Xeurnlgin. Toothache. Eaeeacho.25 y llendoelies, Siclt Headache, Vertigo, .25 HOMEOPATHIC lOlDyspepsia, Bilious Stomach... .23 It (suppressed or Painful i’eriods.2ft 12 W hites, too Frofuse Periods.2ft 13 Croup. Cough, Difficult Breath'tii.2ft I I Knit Itheiim. Erysipelas, Eruptions.. .23 I ft It heiimntism. Rheumatic Pams.2ft l(» Fever and Ague. Chills. Malaria.ftO 17 Files, Blind or Bleeding.ftO I'* Cntnrrh. Influenza, Cold in the Head ,ft» 20 W hooping l ough. Violent Conshs .50 21 General Debllily,Physical Weakness ,ft« 27 Kidney Disease. .ftO 2S Nervous Debility....-.................I .OO 30 Frlnary Weakness. Wetting Bed... .50 32 Diseases of the Hen^Palpitatinr^lAM) SPECIFICS. Tok^^«niegisu!ors(Tt po.tpaid on receipt of price.—inMFIIKEYS’llKDICINK i O. too Fatam st. .\.Y. O’A VSvoes VWes*. Oct. 13,1887—ly Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association, i« OP NEW YORK. E. B. Harper, I’res't. F. T. Brama.v,Secy. $2,000,000.00, $1,500,000, Assets. Cash Surplus to Members. $200,000 deposited with Insurance Department, New York. CENTRAL TRUST COMP'Y OF NEW YORK, Trustee of the Tontine Reserve Fund. ADVISORY OR LOCAL ROARP. Rev. A. C. Hopkins, B. C. Washington, President, Secretary, Hon. I). B. Lucas, Hon. Wm. H. Travers, Hon.G.M.Beit/hoover, Geo. W. Marlow. George B. Ho..tr, Davenp'tH. Wiltshire, John Porterfield, W. W. B. Gallalier, Col. R. P. Chew, John Burns, Cleon Moore, Horace Beall. Dr. J. D. Starry and Dr. C. T. Richardson, Medical Examiners. R0BT. HI ON LUCAS, General Agent. Also General Agent for the Guaranty Mutu nl Arriilpnt Association. March 21*, 1888—3m. NEW MILLINERY. MRS. MARY E. DAVIS has been to Balti more uml returned with the LATEST STYLES OF MILLINERY, and will he prepared to execute all work in her line at short notice and with her proverb ial good tfste. The ladies arc respectfully in vited to give her a call. May 24,1888. _ Farms Wanted. I > ARTIES having improved or unimproved . FARMING LANDS for Sale in Jefferson County and other Counties of the Valley of Virginia will do well to communicate with me, as I have inquiry for such lands if held at reasonable prices. _ BUSHROD C. WASHINGTON. Lock Box 40, Charlestown. Jeff. Co., W. Va. Feb. 2, 1888.—lyr. .1 .Mistake. '■pHE report that I propose leaving Charles 1- town is unfounded. I expect to remain here and will pursue my vocation of Watch and Clock Repairer at my rooms opposite“Carter House." Lee Hall Building, up-stairs, and so licit the continued patronage of the people. Sept. 15, 1887. L. BROW NuL Surveying and Conveyancing. I WILL surrey anywhere, promptly and at short notice—accuracy guaranteed. Special attention paid in connection therewith to DRAW ING DEEDS or any other instruments of Writing. I’. O.—Charlestown, Jefferson Co., W. V a. Dec. 8, 1877. S. HOW ELL BROWN. VNTIGO WARE, such as the Owara, Pom pian, Larnaca, Tokio, Pilgrim, Limoge. Longwv, Gien, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian Vases, * Tankard Jug and Umbrella Stands. Call and see them at C. FRANK JONES' Drugstore. VNTIQUE WARE for Hand Painting at C. FRANK JONES’ Drug Store. ASK FOR ANTIFERMENTINE, a superior article for preserving Fruit, Cider. Ac. Sold bv June 1«. 1885. GEO. T. LIGHT. CVANNED CORN, Tomatoes. Peaches. Pine ) Apple and Lima Beans. Also New Horn* : iny and Prunes at C. D. EBY’S. SALVATION Oil. Red Star Cough Cure and Murdock's Liquid Food. AISQUITH A CO. C10L0R your Easter Eggs with Easter Chips. / Four bright colors for five cents. For sale ; by C. D. EBY. I1RESH Soda. Water and Cream Crackers for sale by C. D. EBY. | April 19,1SSS. 1. A POEM WITHOUT A\ E. John Knox was a wight of wondrous might, And bis words ran high and shrill; For bold and stout was his spirit bright, Strong was his stalwart will. Kings sought in vain his mind to chain. And that giant brain to control, But naught on plain or stormy main Could daunt that mighty soul. John would sit and sigh till morning cold Its shining lamps put out, For thoughts untold on his mind laid hold, And brought out pain and doubt, But light at last on his soul was cast, Away sank pain and sorrow ; His soul is gay in a fair to-day, And looks for a bright to-morrow. Virginia fm |?rests. If. It*. It. (i A LLAHER, Editor. Chari esto rn, Jefferson County, WestVa. October 95,1SS8. TO THE VOTERS OF THE SECOND CON- ] GRESSIONAL DISTRICT: A Circular is being distributed through j our District in which a Mr. Campbell, of j Pittsburg, makes affidavit that Mr. By-1 uum, of Indiana, and myself told him ! that $15 a month was good wages for workingmen. I denounced the statement as soon as soon as made as “a bottomless lie,” in cards published in the papers. I repeat here that neither to Campbell i nor to any one else have I ever uttered such a statement, or anything in sympa thy with it. My whole work in the pres ent Congress, with all my votes in previ ous Cougresses, has aimed to better the condition of the workingman by lifting from him some of those merciless taxes not needed by the Government, and only imposed to enrich monopolists; to give him wider fields of employment with bet ter and more steady wages and more of personal independence. In this I have expected to incur, together with my as sociates in framing the Mills Bill, the hos tility of the Tariff monopolies now prey ing on the people and oppressing the la borer ; and they have especially chosen Mr. Bynum and myself as representing closer Districts than our colleagues to strike at with their money and their lying tools, just as they struck down Col. Mor rison in the last campaign. Campbell’s falsehood will not impose on any sane man, bcvausc it io tbo old ctory tUartod on some candidate every election; it is entirely at variance with my public record and utterances ; and it requires the pub lic to believe Mr. B. and myself both idiots, as indeed we should have been to make such a statement to any one, under the circumstances he mentions.. I repeat with all the emphasis and sweep I can give that the whole story is as malicious and unfounded a lie as this campaign will bring forth, and Mr. By num joins me in this declaration. This same Campbell has been publish ing equally false statements about other members of our committee, wlych have been promptly denied. I will not enter into a swearing contest j with him. The people of my District j mu, i am sure, irusi my worn nsiuuy ua my oath. I do not believe an honest man’s state ment derives any added strength from his oath, and I regard oaths appropriate onlv in legal proceedings. WM. L. WILSON. Blalne'8 Methods. From Washington Sunday Gir.ctte—a stalwart Republican paper. James G. Blaine is a sharp, shrewd poli tician, but his methods are now well known, and being known are not as successful as they were. He is indeed like the Bourbons of history who, steeped to the lips in poli tical intrigue and corruption, never un learned what they had learned and proved themselves incapable of adding to their stock of knowledge except on the same old line, whose pursuit had proved their ruin. Like the Bourbons, Blaine continues his old tactics of shameless corruption, not devia ting a whit, only exaggerating them. The recent victory in Maine (if that can prop erly be called a victory, which upon analy sis is seen to be a decided condemnation of his methods by at least two thousand Re publican voters in the State) was character ized by these shameful incidents that shock the sense of propriety even of hardened politicians and which so aroused the people four years ago, that to condemn them they turned the Government to the Democrats. Not even the tariff is an issue strong enough to float Blaine and Blaineism to vic tory. The moral sense of the country will | decide that it will put up for four years at I least with taritf tinkering, with business de pression, if needs be, if thereby the bold and brazen methods, of corruption that are so indissolubly linked with Blaine’s name, may be finally and thoroughly rebuked. And this sacrifice the people assuredly will make unle-s the National Republcan Execu , tive Committee shall send Mr. Blaine and his whole gang of conspirators to the rear. We have too much Blaine and too little Harrison in this campaign. The people have repudiated Blaine once. He has not changed a bit, but has four years more of experience and meditation upon corruption. They will repudiate him again, this time with more emphasb. OCTOBER, 1888. Credit is the lightning express to distruc tion. Along the pathway of Time's sweeping changes lay the plumed and unonored—the great and little—al victims of King Credit under whos treclierous lotery laws no amount of courage, or enterprise, or genius, or ambition cud ever hope to win in the fierce and unequal strugle for mastery. The Leviathan in the shackles of the ledger, is simply game and luting stok for the Liliput with his triphamers under the net-spot twenty-five-per-cent laws. It is simply a question of a litle time when the ot.t> timer, with his teritik tarif, his mamoth stok, his colaterals, mills, farms and mule teams, shall be driven to the jumping off plase by the sharpshooter with his wheelbarroof led ers—his unanserable voleysataquik, sharp, murderous 25 per cent, money down. And the old stifneker wil never lern. Year after year he hands over his erders to ihe peripatetic periodical of unlimited time with eternity dating, then slaping on the oldfashiond one per cent—titer titer, as tin asets are crowding into the ledger, harder and harder, as the duns and drafts and the devil pres him, until the tired, worn out wheel wil turn no longer. Do you wonder, then, why some merchants dingdong forev er the threadbare sing song of hard times, scarcity of money, keen competition,of mud and storm, of politix, religion and fate, ending up with the destruction of the world by fire and brimstone!—Ah me! the drolery of thes ful of faith and weary of life idiotic ireconcilables. The riter can hardly keep his face strait listning to thes comik, prehistoricalities with folded arms looking up into eternal space ivating for the Great Jehovah to com down from the sky and “show ’em how." IT . .... xiinn I ...l.nt inullfaratila linn sense! the times ar just as u chose to have it. Do you ever hear the cash before de livery unconditional with his unanscrable jaw smashers, yelping the plaintiv old yelp of hard times? Never! the problem that confronts him is how to get a litle corn pone and a litle sleep, and then in the romance ot Dreamland’s fairy batles he carves out his stretcgic manuvres for the moro. In the busy, bristling, bustling, crowd choking the bargain counters ther’s litle time to think, les to eat, and absolutely none to worry the Good Lord. And yet piety swears that it was the Al mity and not the generals and leders and fiting force of Charles Broadway Rorss, that lc«l the Alai.Ur or King Credit from ob livion to the top—that it was the MYSTERY ok mysteries whos business it is to keep a bilion times bilion worlds whirling thro in finite space, and not the iron rule of i s DERBY and UNDEB9EL for BE LION. I get tired of life listning to thes counterfeit, clever harted, chuk-ful-of-Fable-Faith-and Fiction-l'elows, aud often wish i never had been born. Reminding me of an angry dutch man and old personal friend, who got into a quart with a brother country. I had for goten my academic German, and he nu it, and kept the fire up in the Fatherland tung, until, as he after sed, ther wnsnt any words jn the German vocabulary that relieved him as did the stinging, scorching, xpresiv cus ing of the pasionate American. In the batle for mastery every liiden force ads to the chances, and lesens the time, lit* nna (tin 1 nn si nnrt uli Artnnu tllO Pn'iil I t»»M » ius and ambition are the giding stars, apli cation and perseverance, industry and hobl fast ar indispensable alies, adorn thes with courtesy, integrity audacity, and drive your enterprise under the twenty-five per cent spot cash system, and success wil date from the hour of resolution when U put your shoulder to the wheel in perfect love with yourself and your work. Iron wil is everything—it was the mak er Napoleon and Washington and Lee and Jackson. It braut to the lite from obscuri ty Girard and Hopkins and Claflin and Stewart. It was nothing eis but this self same potent force that drove the Church street desperates from ashes of absolute and liter min to the very top. Napoleon at Marengo, Washington at Trenton, Arnold at Saratoga, Lee lacing the world under Grant, Jackson at Cbancelloreville. What grand, magnificent, tbriling historic pic tures! And yet in the lives of al ther ar hours that cal for that same stem stuf that painted on the arcades of time thes auful, fadeles, tragic, undying, memorable scenes. And it is this al powerful metle that coins heroes from comonplace, and the want of it that crowds the dens masses of mediocrity down into oblivion. Many a mercantile master has faut his way toward the top until the hour for decision cald forth that subtle stuf, Resolution—this is the life of al is the turning point, one road leads to defeat, the other to victory. And how esy now lo look bak over the chekered life of vicisitude, and note the hour when the aspirations of a life time hung quiver ing in the balance. What wud we not give to recal that ireclaimable moment! That was the supreme crisis in life when the broken barted wud have flung to the w inds bis ofis hible and loded his repeter with bulion. At the fiftieth mile post it is not too late. This author was forty, Davis was forty four, Lexington Pursell was nineteen, Kohr, twenty-three, Asheville Jones, thirty-two, Raleigh Purcell, fifty-five, and MY FATHER was sixty when he walked out of the prison pen at Fort Delaware. How wel we can recount the hosts of il ustrius names that, in this metropolis hav attained, adorned and honored hi petitions but when the vital Lues of life were pres ented. in that supreme trial which tests, at one time or another, al of us, iresolution unonored and forgoten. And yet, inteligent, wide awake, bang up peple look on aud lern not. They se a brother merchant striken down with credit palsev, and insted of jumping from that ilfated trak to the hi ground of cash down, tha drift on, hoping for beter times until the same huge blak wave of unlimited time buries them forever. The ritcr wud like U to read som letters from reformed mercantile talent that had wandered along down the beten Paths of “four months” until near theded line when tha had taken inspiration from the plead ings of thes monthlies, and had turned upon the gastly credit gost, and had mas tered him—wer plankirg dowu the omnipo tent for their purchases and raking it in over their counters for the real values and real advertisers—were sleeping ait hours, eating four meals, and the dial of time had somhow or other moved bak twenty years? Tha icer boys ayen ! Fraser of Ottawa, Kansas, came on here a year ago, a badly used up credit yictim of about fifty, he cam on agen this fal, and I cudent recognize him—he had slipt bak to about thirty—he swore the cash system had given him nu blood, and nu life, and that he had twenty years louger of life. It was the Rebel Radical Racket Rousa Sys tem : lie is iuoculating the State of Kansas as Davis did North Carolina, what Kohr and Stumpp did in Penn, and Rushing in Texas. One hour with thes successful, magnificent twenty-five per centers wi! tliri 1 your blud, nerv your resolutions and heat your enthusiasm to the boiling pitch— nnn sinirlf* hour with fttlV of tllCS UnCODl promising dare devils wil change the tide of your mercantile history, and crown you a master ilisted of a retched slave, fearing to meet either your detors or your creditors. We have planted ther agresiv and progres siv spot cash gladiators in every State, and if U want to see them drop us a postal and we will tel U who and what and where they ar in your own nativ State. The riter has always insisted that a visit to the Metropolis was absolutely necesary to the champion who was filing for mastery and erly sucess. It is tru our circular givs an outline of our values and lays down the law and logic, but then, ther ar others who ar not originals or headquarters who do the same thing, in fact our modest paper wud make us look like dwarfs among some of the terific expounders of “How to Get There” and in this age of keen, clos, hard coinpetion it is hard to tel from a circular who, what and where, final authority on Itookbotom is. Hence it is imperativ that you invest a little time and mony, and start rile. In a stokof amiliou dolars, that changes almost every da, it is imposible to name the vast bulk of stuf that coins today and is gon tomoro. And then, we want to so U, and want U to look at us, our men, our val ues and abov nl, to sc what a man can do when lie is in ded ernest. When U hav seen how esy it is on the tru principal—how the snobal wil gather and increase in vol ume and velocity—how the posibilities wil rol up into big results—then, nud not until, wil U be able to get at problems and theo ries with the unconditional sledgehamer, and then hard times wil change to brite sunshine, and competition to child’s pla. What is the use of investing priceles time, to su nothing of mony, in a roten sys tem that has recked the foremost mercantile master minds of history, when solid succet stares you square in the face at evry turn and every jump? One single day in our ware rooms, or an hour in any of our re preseniaiiv concerns, wu raiu me <iucauwu. What good to keep along the hard turnpike when you ma whirl along the atecl rails a thousand a da. Why grope a long in dark nes and dout, when the facta and dalite ar befor U? If U don’t believe we sweep to the top by the magic law of Underbuy and Under sold, com rite on and se for youraelf. If the story of Davis—from 1200 to 50,000 in tlire years stagers U, go and se him—as wcl as others who bav matclit and even beteu his marvelous record. The investment of the litle time and mony wil com bak to U almost unawares in prosperity and popularity, and U wil se how e»y with even a cart load of tru values to eclips the regular, with his time purchases, fifty per centum, agregating up in the thou sands. The felo with a litle mony is not looking for the mamoth stok, but for the place to get ful, honest, big valu for his dolar—and the xperience is an an xpensiv techer, U I can safely swear that the real value* wil finaly fetch and find them al. Cleveland is net spot cash before deliv ■ ery—Blaine is—well, no matter—its usles to discus imposibilities. Charles Broadway Bouse. New York City. Syrup of Flyn Is Nature’s own true laxative. It is the most easily taken, and the most effective remedy known to Cleanse the System when Bilious or Costive; to dispel Headaches, Colds, and Fevers; to Cure Habitual Con stipation, Indigestion, Piles, etc. Manu factured only by the California Fig Syrup Company, Wan Francisco, Cal. Mr. C. Frank Jones, has been appointed agent for Charlestown, W. Va. We propose, therefore, to stimulate our domestic industrial enterprise by freeing from duty theinported raw materials which by the employment of labor are used in our home manufacturers, thus extending the markets for their sale and permitting an in creased and steady production with the al lowance of abundant profit*.—Prttidtnf CUvtlaucfi Ldter of Ac'rpfancr.