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Virginia ,f*ee Vrras. TERMS: .’#■ 1'uk Krkk Press is published weekly at Two Dollars and Fifty Cents Per Annum. fsF'One Dollar and Twenty-Fit* Cents fir Sit Mo ./As T^r~ fbe terms of advertising are. for a square tone-inch) or less. One IMlur and Fifty Cents for three insertions—larger ones in the same proportion. Each continuance Fifty Cents. B#*Xo advertisement to be considered by the month or year unices specified on the man uscript, or previously agreed between the par ties. An advertisement not marked on the copy for a specified number of insertions will be continued until ordered out, and payment will be exacted accordingly. E#* liner la r Advertisements.—To avoiu any misunderstanding on the part of the an nual advertisers it is proper to state distinctly that their privilege only extends to their im mediate business Real Estate, Legal or other advertisements sent by them to be an addition al charge, and no variation. ’■'fr'Obituary notices of more than five lines will be charged for. JOB WORK —Posters, Sale Bills, Circulars, Car !>. etc , executed promptly, neatly and at fair prices. Profess ion at 4'a rtfs. ~ R. 0 r. RICHARDSON, PH YSICIAS A SVRGEOS, Ch-viestnttn, Jefferson County. West Virginia. R. J. D. STARRY, Ch i /<•->.' ‘U i. J-jferson County. West Virginia. Ha. ng resumed the practice of Medicine, of- | , -1 -sional services to the public. Dili e n*-xt door to residence, ne;ir corner of i.e-uea 1 M.iiu streets. January -J. 1'76. J.VMEs M. HANSON, Jr., IHH loll OF VESTAL SURGERY, «1 rs hi- Professional Services to thecitixens of t'harlesiown and vicinity. Crthticein Hunter Buildino, in the rooms recently oi upied by Uou. Andrew Hunter as : Law • >:ii s.i.ipp<siteCourt House, Charlestown. West Virginia. April 13,1 '<>—y. UrM H. TRAVERS, ATTORSEY AT LAW. V . irk-' wi». </■ fert'ii IV* i/y. IF«( Firyiiiia, Will practi e in tlie Courts of thisCotutly and the a ! joining Counties. Ottice next d > rtotheresidenceof Mr'. Max a I!, and O'-arly opposite the "Carter House.*' November - •. Is*". I) K A X TON L>. GIBSON. > ATTORSEY AT LAW. t ' irUsl. .. Jcfi i/I C»Hn"j, BV.it Ynjinit. Will attend t" cases in the several Courts of WVt Virgin t, Virginia ami Mar viand .-S-Orti" in Gibson Law Building, in Court* H i use yard. July 17. l'S4. George Bavl'T. Wiu. L. Wilson. I JVVYLOR A WILSON. ATTORSEYS AT LAW. Cl !■ '/I i. JfjfcrtOH Gitunty, H'e*t I'i/yiiiiu, Will attend the Courts of Jetfersou ami Berke ley Counties, and attend to other law business in the State of West Virginia, .special atten tion given to collections. March 5, 1S76. 4 E. KENNEDY. ATTORSEY .1T L A IE, Ch.uk>' ‘un, Jejftraon Co ity, WV#f V."jinia, Will practice in Jetfersou and adjoining Coun Ortice in Northern «nd of Lawyer's Row. September LV, 1^73—tf. J.C. MOORE ij • ATTORSEY A T LAW, Benynite, Clarke Con .ty, ITryi'.iio, and /JLKOX MooliK, ATTORSEY AT L 111'. Choi lalown, t, Wat Yiijinia. * * . . * a.rr i i .* * act j j ■»»itt t * ««« tur * uttiig May 11, ls72. lame' II. Drove. Forrest W. Brown. / 1 ROVE \ BROWN, u ATTORNEYS AT /. Ill, C'i trl- ('■ n, Jefcrso . County, Wat l t> jinia, Having »-■>•>• .tied for the practice of latw, will attend to c.i'<-s in the ditTere it Courts of West \ irgmia and Maryland. Attention given to lVrr<ton9>nii allfhwvs of Claims against the sjks a! attention to Collections. BA. LIPS' OMB, ATTORMEY AT LAW, IFojAi .;/! i (My, District of (UHutiii. a Rooms ‘j and 10 Chauuuey Building, 321 . i .2; li Street. N. W. April 20,1S7V First Class EATING HOUSE. I ii WE >|x'ned a tirst-da" E A riNt> HOt SK I p. .SIM iKFU’K A VENT E. where 1 will Meals and Lunches ciable rates. Everything the market a rds will be COOKED TO ORDER ina style wlinh will please the most fastidious. ici hi: h i -e beef .'n \k met roN < HOPS HAM AND EC.1' ETC., i h i ver V"'ir apatite fimci*' please ask fit. I appeal to a gcnero n publi further Ver/ n -neetfully.your obedient servant JOHN \V SHORTS. 1‘ OilVe Avenue, Winchester, Virginia. : v it, is,;. WATSON HOUSE, Charlestown. W. Va. .1 VMKS WATSON, Proprietor. ME A L.S at all hours to s it Travelers. Tran Boarding ‘in Reas'»uab!e Krnis. Ha *• Man 1 from all trains Free of Charge. ■«e Tiie Bar is.Supplied with Choice W me*. Li.p.on. Cigar*. Ac. I to tinier* IVantKi. 'I'HE ,\I - Ware having removed t«» the I dwelling on* Mt. I’aryo recently occupied Mr Jno. I’ Brown and familv. will take a • v » .:,rd. rs. The house in a very convenient ■ in -delightfully situated. Mi's Lii/le W ire will continue her Mantua Apri! >. !■">. / VVNNED CORN. Toiuat.ws, Peaches. Pine V Apple and Linm Beuii'. Abo New Hom ny and Prune* at C. D. EB » • Acur»T Schclte, F. L. Pms-Eix, Jr. Puiuter. Siuith. New Carnage Factory, Chnrlntvwn, Jefferson County, W. Va l\rK the under- :gned have entered intoaCo v V Partnership for the purpose of Manufuc luring and Re|>airiug CABRUGES, BCG'dlES PHjETOXS DAYTOX AXI) OTHER PLEAS URE WAQOXS, Spring Wagons, Ltogl'arts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., •a as tine style as an be done anywhere in th* Union at moderate prices. Being practical mechuhics we w i:l be enabled to do all work on correct, systematic principles, thereby pro ducing work, durable and handsome. REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY’ We have secured the services of Mr. Thus. Ryan, so favorably known for years in connec tion with Maj. Hawks' Factory, to execute the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to ret t i ve a fair share of your patron age. vve pledge ourselves to give you value re ceived. SCHULTE A PEDX.EUX. W?-sho|*a on Blooniery Turnpike, 2 Squares from Main St. May 21, iss5—tf. John jj Johnson. CiflPEfflfi m HOUSE BSIL1EB, 1 harlestown. Jefferson County, W. \ a. rFMIK undersigned have entered into a Co 1- Partnership for the purpose of executing all work in their line. We are not without ex perienee, and hope to give entire sat sfaction to all who may entrust their work to us ami promise prompt execution and reasonabh charges. JNO. O. JOHNSON, JuneS. l?Mi. GEO. T LIGHT HAS a full line of Blair's Handy Paper Tab . lets for sale, both for Pen A Pencil. i>.. Linen Paper “ 35q Bill Heads “ “ 35. Statements “ “ 35. Blank' rt ■ pts. Bonds Ac 10. Call and examine them. O wing to the reduction of tax on Quinin* and for the benetit of the inflicted, weoffer tin same at $2.00 per ox. Have on baud all the popular patent med> cities. Also keep all School Books A supplies GEO. r. LIGHT. fob i >. i";. _ EOliGE TKAVIS, Fashionable Barber, Main >t., in room over Drug Store of Aisquitl A Co.. Charlt 'town, W. Va. H.V1U Cutting ajul Shaving executed it . Fir>t-Ch»>s Style. Prices reduced for sin gle hair cutting 20 et>.; hair cutting and sliav. at same time. 25 cts. Tickets good for 1 shaves, for $1.00. Every clfort made to pleas customers, and satisfaction guaranteed ^ April 10, ‘S3—otn \lOODY A SANK Y Hymns- 1, 2. 3, and 4. SCHOOL SUPPLIES.—I have just receive ir a stock of s.-hool Supplies—Lead Pencils Slate Pencil', Peus and Pen Holders, Cornpo sit ion Books. 1) It IT UK Frame' perfectly lovely; Corres . pon Jence lari' —“ Daisies”; Playing Card from 2U cts. to 75cts.; Mourning Paper and En velopcs. \,rACtTM Oil, f r Harness; Carbolic Acid v 20 cts. per bottle; Insect Powders. 50et> tb.—the very best; Hog Powders, 50 cts. Ib. Soldby GEO. T. LIGHT. Get, i", i" t ‘ Druiocht Adams Express Office HAS BEEN REMOVED TO .Yntionnl IS an h it nil thug One Door West of Bank. C. HORACE GALLAHER, 1384. Agent. Farmers. I .''VERY farmer should have a can of oir 4 Rn.trrt nr I.V.I P*»lnt It i*t nnf tin in 4 ic g.nlon cans, already to put on. The ven :!iin.g for painting gates, pumps, roofs, and al •oris of agricultural implements. AIsyi'lTH A CO. Apr. Iff, 'S5. iSurhcr Shop. "I'llK room one d *or West of I)r. Schaeffer'. I. residence has been r*1 tilted and handsome!.* furnished with improvetl (.'Lairs. Ac., and wil be conducted by Samuel Brown. Customer ire assured of cleanliness in all the appoint ments. and comfortable, prompt and courteou ittention. s a M l' K l. BROWN, August 2s. 18.H4. Surveying ami Conveyancing I WILL survey wnvwhere, promptly and ■' short notice—accuracT guaranteed. Specia ati'-ntion paid ta <ff>na*-ctioB therewith to DRA W [SD DCKDSorany >theriD»truments<d Writing P. O.—Charles: '• a (’•■.. W'. Va. Ds S, is::. - BOW ILL BROWN. To Dhysician*. 117 K have in stock the following: Maltim v 1 , n.Ma ithi Hyp •; Maltine with Pepsin and Pancreatine. I.iqui* Peptonoids with Coo >a. Peptonized Cod Live oil and Mi k. Pej>toiioids. Iron and Wine.aim Liquid Peptono. Is. Nov. 21 l's;. AIS’HITH A CO. II'OOi, IIMATED. iiighks r rap e paid in cash. 'I'UE undersigned will pay top market pries I in i .i'li for Wool delivered at the Jeffersoi Wt»den V i!I 01*1 Porter Fact*»ry; or in Charles town a: Adam* Kxpre - Office. JN'O. J. JOBE. Mu >. I'sT. T VYLOH HOTEL, tVisdotcr, IIEN IC V WULFKUT, Prop’r* Apr 1. I'M. Tor Smlf. • > HI 1.1.1 A KD 1'abU > and one Pool Table—al *3 Collins'make—for sale low. One of then* nearly new. Apply to F. B. SOLDERS. July 3, ISM. Jefferson Building^ Stamping. MtS-, MAKY COCK RILL is prepared to d»* STAMPING : a -o Dress making and fam ily Sewing. At residence of her father. Capt D. II. Cock trill. January 7. ’Sd. Dr. Kins'* Spectacle*. Ill \VE the agency for these Spectacle.-, and . guaranty to fit any eye or return themoney i X \RDi:N SEED.—We have ust received a ( « large assortment of * _ March 10, IS#7. ABQUiTH A CO. WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, IuMuraiiee Agency, Office Gibson Building. Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. .ETNA. OF HARTFORD, the largest ami 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 Wheeling. Liverpool and London and Globe, of England, i the largest foreign Company doing business in America. AQEXTS: J. S. FLEMING, Sheplierdstown ; C. L. BARNHART, Duffields; JAS. W. LEAGUE. Middleway. C11AS. H. 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 A ALEXANDER, February 12, 1888. Agents. i The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. It. A. ALEXANDER, Secretary. Office, Gibson Building, Court-House yard, | Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jctl'erson County, | Insurance in a safe Company at the actual ost of insurance, which is much cheaper than lie rates usually charged, and keeps the money ■t home. Good risks from responsible parties i ire iuviieu. Executive Committee meets every Friday. Directors—N. S. White, Henry B. Daven >ort, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider, W. II. r. Lcwi>. R. Preston Chew, Win. L. Wilson, Sugene Baker, S. W. Washington, James Logie, ’harli-s I*. Wilson, John 11. Zittle. Jacob S. •lelvin, E. G. W. Herr, »saac II. Strider. ;0L. R. 1’. CHEW.President. I. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Exei ctiyk Committee—N. S. White, Wm. 1. T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac II. Strider, t. P. Chew, S. W. Washington. L<h \t. At. knts.—Middleway—J. G. Shirley; larper s Ferry—Chas. E. Trail; Shepherds nwii- J.S Fleming; Dutlields—C.L.Barnhart; harle'town—Washington A Alexander. NOTICE -TO JSERS OF TIN PLATE. We 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 m your roof the more seams you will have and the more leaks will be in your roof. Call on is and we will prove to you hat large tin is the best to put >n your roof It will pay you to look around. You will not >nly save time but money by ■ailing on EARNSHAW& DOOLEY. Apr. 16, 85. Eagle Avenue Cardens. I'M!E public is respectfully informed that I - am now prepared to furnish plants of all tandard varieties for vegetable gardens, such as 'ABBAGE. TOMATO, PEPPER. EGG. LET TUCE. SAGE. CAULIFLOWER, AC., Al.SO SWEET POTATO SETS, it the Eagle Avenue Gardens, (west of “Mt. ’arvo") and at my Town Branch on Liberty treet, adjoining the residence of Hon. Jas. M. j dason. A share of the public patronage will >e thankfully received, pirFresh Vegetables in season. \ — E. J. WI LLIAMS. This rarer is kept on file at the office of JiYER^SGN M DVERTISING Jr-k GENTS jlMES BUiLD';G JgjaiS PHIUDElPHIt rCT'U'TCC ForlEWMMrFR 1BTFITISITO rqcp LoliMAItO at Lowest Cash Rates fnCt VitUS.?AYER 8 SON’S MANUAL IVV<*/itiurro|i .V Alexander || A V F made arrangements to insure proper- I 1 tv AGAINST TORNADOES in AJtna, of ntinental, of New York, and Pea-1 v»1 v, of Wheeling. W. Va. Where partiesde- j ore this on application a special Policy will »e c:ante! and an additional rate be charged j for same. May 27,1886. _ LANDKF.Tirs SEEDS. UrE have ju>t opened a fresh st«>ek of Lan dreth’s Seeds. Now and during theen ire season we will be prepared to furnish our ustomers and the public everything they may vant in this lineal the most reasonable prices. Mar. l.\ ’8M. AISQl’lTH A CO. VSK FOR ANTIFFRMFNTINE. a superior article for preserving Fruit, Cider. Ac. Sold bv Tune IV l*UA GEO. T. LIGHT. T'/XiV BOXES of Writing Paper at prices to Ov/Tf suit everybody. 50.000 Envelopes at i great sacrifice. lf> Reams of Writing Paper, ranging from Sc to 20c. a .juirc. at C. FRANK JONES’ PHARMACY. VIJFAU riFUL line of Poems—Shakspeare, . Longfellow. Moore. Byron. Ac. Also a handsome assortment of I Julies’ Pocket Books of the latest designs, just received at JONES’ PHARMACY. Vl.L Sizes Peerless Paper Meat Saeks—pre vent Skippers in Meat—for sale bv C. D. EBY. / \ HEA Ornamental Coal Vases and Hods at \J BEALL BROS. A PHILLIPS. INDI AN Glue mends everything. Only 5 cts. ! a Katie. For sale hy C. I). EBY. i ANTIQUE WARE f«>r Hand Painting at C FRANK JONES’ Drug Store. 1 Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of pu-, rltv, strength ar.d wlmlesomeness. More eco nomical than ttie ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or |>li*'S|>hate pow ders. Isold unlji in onus. lioT.u Baking Pow der Co.. 10(i Wall Street, New York. Jane 7.1888. HUMPHREYS’ BB.HBMPISETS'EOOS Cloth & Cold Binding lit I’afti, »lUi Sirel Lugrano;, 3 W 1.1.0 FREE. > Mrr.v. I’. W. Dor 1SIO, S, T. list or rniNcirAL nos. cents mice. 1 Fever*. Congestion, Inflammations .. .25 2 Worms, Worm l over. Worm Colic.25 3 Cry log Colic, or Teelhiug of Infants. .25 -I Diarrhea, ot Children or Adult*.25 5 Dysentery, Griping. Bilious Colic.25 <» Cholera .Morbus, Vomiting.25 7 Cough*. Cold, Bronchitis.25 W iYciirnlgin, Toothache. Faeeache ... .25 U Hi-mlnehe*. Sick Headache, Vertigo ,25 HOMEOPATHIC ln>IT7viIprp»in^hlimisSt(iiiiiich^T^T!TT25 ■ 2 W hites, too Profuse Periods.25 IS Croup, Cough, Difficult Breathing.... ,25 I t It Itlieimi, Erysipelas, Eruptions.. ,25 15 Itiit’iiinnlisni, Hhemnntic Pains. 25 IG Fever end Ague. Chills. Malaria.50 17 Piles, Blind or Bleeding.50 10 Cnturrli. Influenza. Cold in tho Head .50 20 Whooping Cough. Violent Coughs.. .50 24 Cenernl liehillty.Physical Weakness .50 27 Kidney IHsense.50 2!» Nervous Debility. 1.00 SO I'rltiary W eakness. AVetting Bed... .50 32 Diseases of the Heart. Palpitation.. I .OO SPECIFICS. Sold by Druggists, or sent postpaid on receipt of cnee.—iu uriiiu ts'iiumnLio. I0t> Pulton st..v*. [HUMPHREYS’ HOMEOPATHIC f* A SPECIFIC No.60 In use 3ll years. The only succo*«fnl remedy for Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness, and Prostration, from over-work or other causes. $1 per vial, or 5 vials and largo vial ponder, for $5. Sold UY Druggist*. or sent p- -tpa; J on receipt of price.—Humphrey.’ Jlfdlclun to., 108 ruliunSL, K. I, Nov. 15, 18H8—lv. 1889. Harper’s doling People. An Illustrated Weekly. Harpers Yopxg People ho ins its tenth volume with tnc tir*' Number in November. During the year it will contain live serial sto ries, including "Dory mates, by Kirk Mun* roe; "The Ked Mustang,” by W. 0.Stoddard; and “A Day in Waxhind," by It. M. Mmikit trick , “ N’els Thurlow’s Trial," by J. T. Trow bridge; " The Three Wishes." by F. Anstey and Blunder Matthews; a series of fairy tales written and illustrated by Howard Pyle; "Home Studies in Natural History," by Dr. Felix L. Oswald; "Little Experiments.” by Sophia B Herrick : " Ulimnscs of Child-life from Dickens,” l»y Margaret K. gangster; arti cles on various sports and pa-times, short sto ries bv the best writers, and humorous papers and poems, with “many humlretis of illustra tions of excellent quality. Every line in the paper is subjected to the most rigid editorial scrutiny, in order that nothing harmful may enter its columns. An epitome of everything that is attractive and desirable in juvenile literature.—Horton Courier. A weekly feast of good things to the hoys and girls in every family which it visits.— Brooklyn Union. It is wonderful in its wealth of pictures, in fTvrnttitinn !in,l interest—( ... ■tioil .1 (lit.. A. 1. TERMS: Postage Prepaid. $2 00 Per Year. Vol. X begins November G, 1988. Specimen Copy sent on receipt ot a two-ccnt stamp. Single Numbers, Five Cents each. Remittances should be made by Post-Ofilce Money Order or Draft, to avoid chance of loss. Newspapers are not to copy this advertise ment without the express order of Harper A Brothers. Aildress: HARPER A BROTHERS. Still Ahead. 1HAVE a verv full slock of Groceries—con sisting of Flour. Meal, Canned Goods, Teas. Coffees, Syrups, Mollasses, Soaps. Pickles, .s'alt Fish, etc." etc. I make a specialty of the best N. O. Mollasses. The best brands of Tobacco and Cigarsalways on hand. MEATS. In connection with my grocery I keepa first class Meat Shop, and can supply my customers with the choicest meats. I have the very best home-made and Baltimore miu.ee meat. Fresh Bologna Sausage on hand. Thanking mv patrons for theii kind treat- | ment in the past I solicit a continuance of the same. Respectfully, Dec. 13, 1984. W. S. MERCHANT. For Sale IN MIDDLEWAY. W. VA . may be bought a GOOD DWELLING of SEVEN ROOMS, with a very fertile lot attached, at the lower end of which tlows ,i beautiful stream of wa ter. Price 8390 J. W. League, Em . Middle wav. Jefferson Co.. West Va . will give partic u lars. M RS. S. C. TRU EH EAKT. Dec. G, ’88.—6m. }EVAPORATED Apples, Dried Peaches and 'j Prunes, for sale bv C.D. EBY. AT TING KEECHOP. He No and other grades \ V of fine teas for sale by C. D. EBY. SCHOOL SUPPLIES furnished by GEO. T. LIGHT. RAZORS, Razor Straps and Fine Scis sjosal ways on hand at RE ALT. RR A PHTLT.TPR CoOLOR your Ei- er E.-gs with Easter Chip* j Four bright coiors tor five cents. For sale by C. D. EBY. POETRY. WIND AND RAIN. Rattle the windows, winds! Rain, drip on the pane! There are tears and sighs in our hearts and eyes, For the lite we live in vain ! The gray sea heaves and heaves, On the dreary flats of sand; And the blasted limb of the church-yard tree Shakes like a ghostly hand. The dead are ingulfed beneath it, Sunk in the grassy waves ; I But we have more dead in our hearts to-day Than the earth in all her graves ! Virginia Jrcc W. IF. B. GALLAIIER, Editor, t'hnrlesto i n, Jefferson County, West Va. December csss. War of Charles Brondicay Rousson the Credit System. _ From the Auction Trade Journal for December. As potent ns the 2o per cent, or mor so is that lever known as incessant appli ; cation—that is to say the master must j stand by the big wheel first, last al the time. Uules the generl leads and watch ! es and drives from crly morn until the ! close, the devil wi 1 run away with every ! thing. Of what value is the net spot ca>h twenty-five per ct. on real bargains to the hustler who branches out into politix, horse races and religion, winding up in gambling dens of forty rod and taro! The gains of the da ar swept awa in the insatiable apetite for still more desperate ventures. Agen, there are thousands who toil as persistently as ever the sol diers of Church st. did, but under a false i system that is beaten by the tru, levcl heded champion upon safer, spedier and bier planes. The cash before delivery advocate who drives along upon these iron trax with unswerving fidelity will ^ always win. But upon the old tedium and hard lines of unlimited credit, ther is hardly one chance out of hundred to keep f rom going under, and the mercan-! tile conscripts who hav served ther time under masters who fant and fel and per- i islied in the dedly swet box of lii tariff and unlimited time, hav lerned a lesson tha wil never forget. Tha have witnest the melancholy pictur of integrity and industry with thousands upon the damp, musty pages of the ledger turned out to j “root hog or di” in mental torture, uter ably unimaginable. Tha wil not forget the clever leder awa up in courage, court- ( esy and push—popular, genial, liberal : old fashioned, hefor da, hangup—clerk ing for one of his clerks at a dolar a da, with a kindly look, hoping that some day his old friend will turn honest and pa up. The impresiv pictur is iinperishably foto grapht upon memory’s wals, and the vung gladiator jumping into the arena means to run no risks, but lanches his thunderbolts out among the mases red hot from under the burner at a clean, clos, dccisiv cash before delivery figure, and the lesson of his first da wil last al thro life with bis fame and fortune won. Not alone the conscripts but the veter ans who hav been skotcht and scorcht by the ledger vitrol and sulfuric acid, but with still enough saved to make another tight,—hav cant the inspiration and rrso-, lution to jump from the rotten hulk be fore it sunk. Thes enthusiasts who hav felt the iron heel of credit and the pcifi /It* rtf' frinmlwKin lmv tvifli flio lit inn of desperation laid down the law and plact d abov their doorway the two leviathans of commerce, cash down. One da and it’s over. Values that have been smasht and shivered by the red flag people, dealt out at a fair, honest, 25 per cent, profit, con vince his crowds that lie is in dcd ernest in his splendid strugle lbr supremacy. His murdrous crossfire into competition, his unapproachable specialties, his hard biting, jaw smashing, nock down a trac tions hav renderd him famous, almost in a da, and the ‘walk over’is a matter of absolute certainty. He stops one in a while to wonder why lie had never thaut of the short, safe, sure cut before. Why he had wasted his glorious prime in trust ing laud pirates whos pada dates beyond the Jordan. It was plain enuf after his first day’s battle that a thousand clos, quick profits was the near, rite road, heat ing the old lonely turnpike way of 100 per cent, on eternal time. It costs noth ing to try, and a single da wil solve the problem and obliterate forever every ves tige of iresolution. The magic pnlveri- j zer no, thriling in its unconscious eloqu ence and pathos, wil he as sweet as the anthems of the wild winds of heaven,' and the pada felows will plank down the almighty dollar with the resignation of Job. The sad, wery eye wil no longer! peer up into infinite space, hut glisten in ecstacy that the hart ache and nite swet, are at least ended and the brite sunshine one more gilds the live long, happy day. That there hav been succcsful time merchants, statistic must concede, but ask even them and tha wil admit in tan dor that under no circumstances wd tha ever tramp agen that uninviting and cheerlcs ruad. They wil tel U that it was a terific strain on perfect integrity to , tax the honest dealer for the queer, crafty and crooked, who never paid. Tim can sa how litle of genuine satisfaction there is in a hard life of sleepless vigilance, losing two for every one they gained. Tha wil tel, too, how clos, keen, and des tructive the competition, and how galing to their sensitiv pride as the *25 |>er center slung his sledghamers around loose and careless and achieved in a fu years of brilliant work grater results than his long patient, thaukles lifetime has yielded him. Even thes results ar in inconverti ble shape that may only be turned once in a lifetime and even then at fearful sac rifice—miles of pinehil and mountain land that can be turned over but once a lifetime; saw and cider mils that wd cost more to repair than their valu ; turnpike, building stock, ledger and uegotiables, market valu a penny a pound—farms morgagtd to the hilt with pressing wants and dels, due and overdue, in the hands of hungry lawyers. Suppose this poor crippled unfortunate is worth twenty thousand in this distrt sing condition, what shape is he in to meet the unconditional nockdown, chain-shot sharp shooter with his thunderbolts from under the hamcr? I reeal a paralel—a quarter of a century ago, in the war times, when Sheridan was sweeping up the old valley with fire and sword with barbaric savagry, he had sent three hundred old defcncelcs |>eople to prison, among them my fatjer. He had just burned the town of Davtou bc caus one of his plunderers hail been shot, and he had heard of the meeting of a few rebel daredevils on the Shenandoah and sent a Lieutenant Holcomb, of the 105th Ohio, with one hundred pickt blue coats to kil or capture the thirty desper ates who had ventured so far with’n hi. liues. There was some miscalculation as to time, however, Holcomb had been tlur, and was leisurely returning, disappoint ed in his game, had ransacked every chicken eoop and smoke house and dwel ling, and his hired boys wer loaded down with pigs, dux, turkeys, hams, egs, and the devil only knos what lha hadn't. Thus they wer loaded down with colate rals ami negotables when that hungry, reekles litle hand of rut riders struk them without counting, and charged with the old rebel ycl. It was al over in les time than I rite it. We got 65 prisoners ; 26 were kild and wounded ; 11 got awa—wt would hav had them all, but one big Her man Tank stood square in the road brandishing his sword. He cud not get >ut of the wa nor cud we stop. Bayloi ind I, side by side, struk him first. I hr solision was terific—rite after us carrn thundering the rest. Some had a dozen pistols. I had seven on my belt that da —yes, that big felow that cudn't say a word ill English piled us al up in the road ind saved the balance of bis comand. I found myself twenty feet awn. I novel ■aw Baylor agon til nite, but the 300 pounder lay coiled up in a fence corner led as Julius C’rcsar, and the fleet-footed few escaped, or we wd hav bad every one. The heroic lieutenant was as fiero am fearless as a lion, but bis men were maser in the road, paralyzed and pulverized lx for tlia had time to file or surrender. Like the rich old hundred percenter ii ihe swet box, bis nsets wer in bad shapr ind on that country road, within rith -hot of the camp fires around old Win chester, by the Timbcrlake farm, that -plcndid soldier yielded up bis life! n mmimiMi wiitt nuT m int* ciiurgc u« lhat chivalrous advocate of free tradi and low tarif, North Carolina Davis, ns he thundered down upon slumbering old Charlotte and surprised her aristocrats bill longwinded high tarifers. Of Jones who fel like an icrolite into Ashville and broke the 1 ak bone of credit barbarism— and of Purcell as he poured bis grape cannister into the old fasihoned hundred percenters of Lexington. It was the same, asets were inconvertible and in shapeless condition, and the bolt fel from the deep bln sky, and the withering, des tructiv tin from the fierce cash beforede livery bateries made it hot. I huv sea concerns as solid as our own smasht int< powder fora mere trifle—A given sum it a given time—3 p. m. Like Holcomb the material cd not be gotten in shajie oi time. After 3 o’clock it was two late, the run began and at the end of the day it was ruin, uter and absolute. Yes, thai nite on the Blu Ridge, that tired litle iron band of victors bad chicken and pies and cake and lamb and sausage, and real coffee, and we fed the Yanks on Confed crate hard tak and water! The (ireat Lord had taut for u.» that day, and we went to bed fur once on a liil stomach, and iu the drenching rain slept sound, never dreaming of the morrow. Had the heroic Holcomb bail bis forces in fil ing trim it wd have been desperate work for us—but lie w as in bad shape, like the old regular w ith his welth unavailable as the clock struck 3, and time was cald and fate era.-cd his proud name lroni the pages of mc-rcaniUe anals, and this is the every day story of lile—“the two" iu the bush instead of “one in hand”—the ledger insted of the money drawer. Recaling still another paralel to this—It was our opening da ; our first charge into the camp of the rich old ded lumber of Church st. It was ngenst the strict staid rules of the proud old timers to pile any goods at the door—it w as an afront to the dignity of the old regulars. One of Taiuany’s can didates, as ded as Coogan * * * * and ns rich, had printed a vast quantity of hanken hiefs with his hansom face. Tha got into Topping’s ten thousand dozen the da befor election. Tber was but one man on Manhattan Island who bad the cold i steel uerv to bid on that prodigious pile of plunder! The hamer fei at 11c. per doz.—seven cart laads. Wc ticketed them as an advertisement at our door, one cent. Tha wore worth (unprinted) about 70c. It was our first ticket at the door, and Church street aristocracy sworo and laft and stormed and oust agon. The (rush and cra-h was terific. The police tried to clear the narrow side wav, and wag ons and trux and carts were wedged in there, and the line of street cars w as nearly a mile long. Long befor nitefnl the last dozen was sold, and we had taut the hi tom d, stif necker a nu method—a short cut to popularity, prosperity and success, and tha wheeled in, sent to adopt the same tac tix, hut their asets lay dusty on the shelves, or ded in the ledger. They found that ne gotiable old paper and rags w«t not fetch the red hot arbitrators that fel from under the hamer, and tha soon saw that behind the hard cash it required the real judg ment, the level bed and unquivering nerv. flieir asets in al these subleties wrer want ing, and in the titan struggles topwards we hav seen the ashes of a thousand shifting mercantile dynasties scattered to the ever lasting winds of llevtn ! Ah! how this pen runs away at the men rion of 231 Church st. The heroic little mndle of fidelity, poor, dear Opie, was cashier, bil maker, [laying teler, account mt, adjuster and entry clerk, and in place if salary be got four meals a da, (the last at midnite) al washt down with prime old Kentucky!) luegraa. How I miss this magnificent, great harted itlle fellow ! When the concentrated fire of monopolized capital wd pinch and tear— •vhen the skv was blak and we wer stand ng upon the very brink of pandemonium, [ often said : “Close work, Opie.” He wd mscr: “Only for a little while, sir—your ron laws will triumf; clouds may darken he sun, but that briliaut orb will shine forever,” and then—but—wcl, it was Opie. Still it is not button but brains that whirl he wheels—that thrils the ambition and serves the enterprise, and the gold is the olid stuf that fee«ls the mechanical appli inces that levels the forest, bilds cities and iciietratcs the dark continents, it is stil the mthinkAble mental force that inspire, com inds and conquers al things. Of what val ie in the gigantic auction sweeps of over* •Ins productions mere mony in the hands •f him who Inks the uttering judgment and inquivering nerv? The brainy master, with iot a tithe of his ca«h, will in the changing i«ck downs buy so that he may sell at vhat the other paid, both standing side by •ide. When we first unfurled our litle Auction lug on Broadway, there towered above us a ich, proud, time-honored concern, whoa ales had reached some ten million*; wre -vt-re cuting awa in our modest little break o-k speed at about five tliou-and a day. iig things it was too, then, with aur little ink of some hundred thoii-and or so. It vh- a fair though uneven battle between rains and pluk on the one side, and capi 11 and unlimited credit on the other. It is in old story. One day the red flag floated ruin fliA murliln nulfirp nnrl mir nliilrv flnrA. levils raked in the values by floor to he tune of one hundred trukloads, and the rreat concern, with Dun's hiest rating, went raxhing into the dust of the past and was •rased from the mercantile calendar, whilst he net spot ca*h pioneers, rated blank stand from under) swept on with hi com mercial speed to the top. Stil the cold cash is an awful good thing when the sheif baks tip his cart to the doorway, demanding mony or goods—and this riter has been there. But then we wer tlind folowera .#f the credit gods; tha had us down, and the last vestige of al earthly suets had vnnNht except an ounce of pure i!uk, and with this we emerged from the i*hes of humiliation, and facing the mon -ter, thru dow n the gantlet for life’s last oatle—just forty years old. fn the whirlgig of time’s relentless sweep we got the bar baric demon under and shall bury him. \h, me! If th'r is one thing sweeter than another in thi* short life, it is that savage ituf—revenge. Standing then in the dense -nlfuric smok of the plutonic regions, this vriter made a pledge that he would heat tin Ci -ar of ere lit if he lad to do it on the desperate line of five per cent, profit, and he did, and to this murdtroux, unanswera ble voley, credit competition cannot reply. And this iron rule has wrought such marvelous results in twelve eventful years, we appeal to our patrons, numbering close upon twenty thousand, to try for one short year that other heroic paralel at retail— twenty-five per cent. It is the short, near wa. Tha who hav folowed it have won, and tha wil tel U so. Others who piled on the unfair profits stood Mil, went backward, or were loxt in the uncounted legions of | mediocrity. Charles Broadway Rotes. >*ew- York City.