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VOLUME TS -VOLUME •>L NEW SERIES. CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1889.___NO- <2.
Virginia ,fvcc Vrrso.
TK RMS:
rtf' The Free Press is published weekly at
fw> DMars and Fifty Cents IVr dxNitm,
:4PO-Mr l> true ( Twenty tee Cents for Six
iftnths
r,Y~ rhe terms of advertising are. forasquare
(one-inch) or less, One DA/nr and t fty Cents
for three insertion- larger ones in the saute
proportion. Each continuance fifty Cent*.
£#*N’o advertisement to be considered by
tke mouth or year unless specified outheman
w-cript, or previously agreed between the par
ties.
•#“An advertisement not marked on the
e> py for a specifies! number of insertions will
be continued until ordered out, and payment
will be exacted accordingly.
rrdT-KKwCL\u Advertisements.—To avoiu
any misunderstanding on the part of the an
■ eaI advertisers it is proper to state distinctly
lhat their privilege only extends to their im
aicdiate business. Rea! Estate, Legal or other
advertisements sent by them to be an addition
al charge, and no variation.
'tr-Obiiaarv notices of more tban five liues
will be charged for.
JOB WORK—Posters, Sale Bills, Circulars,
Car ls, etc . executed promptly, neatly and at
far prices.
Profession til i 'arils.
I JR C. T. RICHARDSON,
ru rsiciA v *c svrgeom.
ChwrleAnicn, Jefferson County, M est 1 iryinin.
April 4. 1871.
i: i p. s r vi:::v
C hnrlestown, Jefferson Cba/ify, HV/1 I tryinia,
lavinr resumed the practice of Medicine, of
•’ers his l*rotcs-ioiial services to the public.
Ollice next door to residence, near corner of
Gcrge and Main streets.
January -2. Is7«».
I AM MS M. KANSON, Jr.,
l)Ot TOR OF DEM T IL SLUG FRY.
):!,-rs his I’rofi—ional Services to tbmeitixeus
>1"Charlestown and vicinity.
AT*Otficein IIurtkk Bi ildi.nu, in the rooms
recently occupied by lion. Andrew Hunter as
l..iw t *;fi. ••'.odd*<sdeCourt House, Char.estown.
West Virginia.
April 1'., 1**0—y.
^ITM. H. TRAVERS,
ATTORXEY AT LAW.
Ch tiles' ^vi, Jeff ■ >i Comity. U«/ I'.ryi'iia,
Will practice in the Courts of thisCounty an i
the adjoining Counties.
Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max
well. and nearly opposite the "Carter House.
November Si. 1 *•>>.
|)RAXTON 1). GIBSON,
ATTORXEF AT LAW,
('h i !>:.<''»( i, Jtjf'-rfhi 0‘u i'y, Wat r.Vyumi,
Will attend to eases in the -everal »’ourts of
West Virginia. Virginia and Maryland.
tuOffit e iu Gibson Law Building, in Court
11 -use yard.
July 17, 1**4.
ierge Baylor. W tu. L. Wilson.
J> WLOR A WILSON.
A T TO It XL YS A T LA M\
Cli'ii a, Jefferson Conn! .'. IIV4 Y rjim i.
Will attend the Court* of Jefferson and Berk*>
l«v t ountie*. and attend to other law business
in the State of We.*t Virginia. >po :al atten
tion given to collect: >u*.
March 5, 1*7*».
A E KENNEDY.
.4 TTORXET A T LIU",
Chariot "i■ ■. Jcfferrim 1' • '<'y, Wat l >fjh»*<i,
Will practice iu Jetfenon and adjoining Coun
tie
Cilice in Northern cu! -f Lawyer's Row.
feptetuber JO, 1*73—if.
^ J.l M«X)RE.
ATTORXEY AT LAW.
Bci iytUU, Cl " ke C < '.'y. r.«yi«ia,
and
nLEON MOORE,
ATTORNEY IT LAW,
Charlestown, Juffaio t 0/ ody, Ha( Yirginia,
Will undertake cav* jointly in the Courts ot
Uoiii of -aid Counties.
May 11, 1*7J.
Y A. LIPSCOMB,
ATTORXE Y AT LAW,
WasKin'j- <.« Of, OistrUt iif CWuwiAi i.
#*Ro >,u' • an l 10 ‘hauncey Building. 3'Jl
id J - l • Stn ' N. W.
April JO. 1*7*.
I OSEPII TRAPNELL.
If
AT I OK YET .ir /. I n .
Tr. t> in the < ■• iris of Virginia and We-i
Vir. ii.» Am-nt. >n paid to cullectiuu of claim*.
Jan. JO. 1"1*.
I '* >KllKST W BROWN.
.irTOBYEf AT LAW,
County, It, *t I iVyiNi'i.
A U : • cases in the different CourtsofW cst
\ iia a:il Maryland. Atti -tit ion given ’o
Pc - ni'and all da' es of Claims against the
•y- .spr, il attention to Collection*.
Jm 1*» ls>0.
Frank Beckwith. T. C. Green.
|>K- KWH H A GREEN.
ATTOKSt IS ATI. Ilf.
I. Jc' i luu i If- " 1 • . ■ >.
V p> ti e in the Courts of Jeth r^on Uerke
M van inti ~. in t ■ 1 lited State*
■ • Marttnsli ir_*. at 1 in the * i
1 attention to the collection of claims,
* Law Building, rear of CV»urt-ho*'0.
,V(Pir hiootis.
( 'IF. KI NS. Mi.vsl Pi< kh ~ In.dm Sauce
* f i I Ra ! sh in h ittlts,
Prunes and I*r ed Peucbe*.' urrantsami
a Raisin' Buckwheat ll -miny and
1- ■■ IVi dtC* star and oile r Soap*; Ar
. ■> la triiij* ' an 1 Enterprise* otfe»v All
DIRECT TO CONSUMER
>ai ins? 2.113 4U f£T CL
1o Middlemen**Profits
l"i , . •«-1 «•
U 4Pi.ll»»liM. ,
PioieerJtomCo
COLUMBUS. O
i'or Safi.
IJI RCSHKI S of P >tat.H‘s. aX>. perbu*hel.
■n'W am perches of Building Stone. 2.WX*
' *-k shitiiile- One ^ood Cart, cheap.
April l?, 188* GEO. U. HAGLEY.
Acut sT St hi its. F. L. Pepn.bcx, Jr.,
Painter. Smith.
New Carriage Factory,
Charlestown, JeffenoH County, If', fa.
\1T E the undersigned have entered intoaCo
v ? Partnership for the purpose of Manufac
turing ami Repairing
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES PILETOSS,
DA YTOX ASH OTHER PLEAS
URE WAG OSS,
SpringWag-ms. |»,»g Carts.Sulkies,Sleighs, Ac.,
•n as tine style as can be done anywhere in the
Union at moderate prices. Being practical
mechahies we will be enabled to do all work
, on correct, systematic principles, thereby pro
ducing work, durable and handsome.
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY
We have - ured the services of Mr. Thus.
Ryan. m> favorably known for years in connec
tion with Maj. Hawks' Factory, to execute the
woodwork on our manufactures.
Hoping to receives fair shareof your patron
age, we pledge ourselves to give you value re
ceived.
SCHULTE A PEDX.EUX.
7-fiUS: op- on Bl-sttnery Turnpike, 2Squares
from Main St.
May .1. 1'
Charlestown, Jefferson County, W. Va.
'T'MIK under-igricil have entered into a Co
L Partne -‘op for the purpose of executing
all work in tiieir line. We are not without ex- i
perience, and hope to give entire sat'faction
to a;! who may entrust their work to us and
promise prompt execution and reasonable
! charges. JXO. O. JOllXSOX,
June 3. l"R.
GEO. T LIGHT
II VS a full line of Blair's Handy Paper Td> j
1 let' for 'ale. both lor Pen A Pencil.
French Paper in tablets 35cts.
Linen Paper “ “ 35.
Bill Heads “ “ 35.
Statements “ “ 35.
Blank? receipts. Bonds Ac 10.
Call and examine them.
Owing t»> t .-•reduction of tax on Quinine,
and for tiie tx-nelit of the inflicted, weoffer the
same at ?.’.•**.> pt*ro/.
Have on band all the popular patent medi
cines. Also keep all School Books A supplies.
GEO. L LIGHT.
VTOOM \ 'AN K v By bum -l. j. 3. and 4.
^CHOOL >l PPLIES. -I have just received
v’ ast'K'kof Sell K>1 Supplies—Lead Pencils,
Slate Pencils. Pens and Pen Holders. Couijh>
sitiun Book-.
1>1CTI"RE Frames—perfectly lovely ; Corres
pondence Cards—" Daisies"; PlayingCards
from JO cts. to Tacts.; Mourning J’aper and En
velopes.
\f AlTVM Oil, fir Harness; Carbolic Acid.
JO cts. per bottle. Insect Powders. 50 cts.
lb. the very lw--t: Hog Powders, 50 cts. lb.—
Sold by ' GEO. T. LIGHT.
Oct p. I'si Druggist.
Adams Express Office
HAS BEEN REMOVED TO
•Ylafioual BStink ttiiitifing.
Vue Door West of Bank.
C. HORACE GALLAHER.
", Agent.
Fanners.
I ^VEUY farmer should have a can of our
j Brown or Red Paint. It is put up in 4 and
one gallon cm-, already to put on. The very
Long l’>r p.t :;ting gates, pumps, roofs, and ail
-orts of agricultural implements.
AISQV1TH A CO.
Marker Shop.
'IMIK room in the rear of Watson House, in
JL the alley, has been refitted and handsotuely
furni-hed with improved Chairs, Ac., and will
be conducted by Suntuel Brown. Customers*
are assured of cleanliness in all the appoint
ments, and omfortahle, prompt and courteous
attention. SAMVEL BROWN,
*'lot he.- Renovated.
May g 1 ss;»
Suivcvim: ami Conveyancing.
« u » c.
1WILL -urrey anvwhere, promptly and at
sbo t notice-accuracy guaranteed. Special
att-n tern paid m connection therewith t*> D14A \\ •
ING DEEDS »r inv otberinatramentaol VV riting.
P. O.—Char ■ -town, Jefferson C*>., W. Va.
IJt'C. l*t I. S. nu«« Cilrli
To Physicians.
11r K have i *' k the following: Maltinc
t \ plain. Maltinc with the Hypophosphates.
Maltlne with IVp-in and Pancreatine, Liquid
Pep! ■ l**i< 1- with i’oc»»a. Peptonize*! Cod lover
Oil and Mi k. Pci»t*»:n ids, Iron and Wine,and
Liquid Peptonoids.
Nov. JL t's;. AISQUITH A CO.
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES,
A COM l'LETINt* * k of Public School Books
» V ail book* i' 1 i Charlestown Male Acad*
emv and Stephen**n Female Seminary. Copy
p. l .t S tt. *, Penholder*. Pencils ami
everythin : p* raining t,> >ch >1 Supplies, just
r* • ve-l at.g f**r >.*.•. in the Book and Station
ery Department.
Aug >» isss. AISQUITH A CO.
Tor Sate.
IS MII>1>I.KWAV W. VA . mav be bought
i *• m .;* DWELLING of SEVEN ROOMS
with a very fertile lot attached, at the lower
eml of win, i flows a beautiful .-'ream **f wa
ter. Pri.'e - > si J. \\ . League. I*.— | . Middle
wav. Jeffers Co . West Va , will cue partic
ulars. MILS. S. C. l'Kl KHEAKl'.
Lb *. G, s< —6m.
TAYLOlt HOTEL,
Ifia-Aralcr, firyinio,
IIENHY WULFUUT,
Ppop'r
Apr l.lsM.
Tor Sale.
‘>BILL1ALI' fabbs and one Pool Table- all
») Collins’make—for sale low One of them
nearly new Apply to
F. B. SOUDERS.
July 3, IS*4. Jefferson Building.
Stamping.
MI-S MARY COCK BILL is prepare*! to d<>
. STAMPING; also Dress making ami fam
ily Sewing. At residence of her father. Capt.
D. H. Oockrill.
January 7. 's®.
nr. Utah's Spectacles.
1HAVE agency for theee Spectacles, and
entrant to fit anveveor return themoney
< • K< > r LIGHT.
XT'VAPOR ATED vppler. Dried Peachea and
! PrQoes. for 'a’ try C.D. HBY. I
WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER,
Iusuntiicc Agency,
Office Gibson Building. Charlestown.
ESTABLISHED IN 1S70.
Representing the following Companies:
JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL
Fire Insurance Company.
.ETNA, OF HARTFORD,
the largest and most popular Fire Insurance
Co. in America.
Hartford Life and Annuity of Hartford.
Equitable Life Assurance Society of lT. S.
Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford.
Phoenix, of Hartford.
Continental, of New York.
Peabody, of Wheeling.
German, of Wheeling.
Jetlerson, of Wheeling.
Liverpool and London and Globe, of England,
the largest fore'gn Company doing business in
America.
AGEXTS:
J. S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown ;
C. L. BARNHART, Bultields;
JAS. W. LEAGUE. Middleway.
CHAS. H. TRAIL, Harper’s Ferry.
A swum 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.
Respectful I v.
WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER,
February 12, IHSS. 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 Jetlerson County,
Insurance in a safe Company at theuctual
oo>t of insurance, which is much cheaper than
the rates usually charge*!, anil keeps the money
a I Home, vhkm riaik.’i uvm respuuBiuu* pai ucs
are invited.
ExecutiveCommittee meets every Friday.
Directors—Jos. Trupnell, Henry 15. Daven
port. J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider. W. H.
1'. LewK It. Preston Chew, Win. L. Wilson,
Eugene Baker. S. W. Washington. 11. I,. Snyder
Charles 1’. Wilson, John 11. Zittle, Jacob S.
Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, .suae ll.Strider.
COL. It. F. CHEW.President.
H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer.
Exkittive Committee—J. G. Hurst, Win.
II. T. Lewis. Eugene Baker, Isaac ll.Strider,
It. P. Chew, S. W. Washington.
Local Auexts.—Middleway—J. G. Shirley;
Harper's Ferry—Chas. E. Trail; Sliepherds
town— J.S. Fleming; Dutttelds -C.L.Barnhart;
Charlestown—Washington A Alexander.
NOTICE
-TO
USEES OF TIN PLATE.
YVc don’t use small tin and
want everybody to know it
The reason why we don't is
that it' 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 j
calling on
EARNSIIAW & DOOLEY.
Apr. 16, *85.
Eagle Avenue Gardens.
' I'MIE public is respectfully informed that I
1 am now prepared to furnish plants of all
standard varieties for vegetable gardens, such as
CABBAGE. TOMATO, PEPPER. EGG. LET
Tl’CK. SAGE. CAF LI FLOWER. AC.,
ALSO SWEET POTATO SETS,
at the Eagle Avenue Gardens, (west of “Mt.
I'arviV’i Mini ;it niv Town Branch on Liberty I
street, adjoining the residence of Hon. Jus. M.
Mason. A share of the public patronage will
be thankfully received.
jr-irFresh Vegetables in season.
April l. 1836. E. J. WILLIAMS.
SH.-. Solid Rotil W.trh.-prkTiri
> lltirSlOO.Uilllli ■ > U Kl4 14
»-J t.»l ll IU lit. « t p JI p P
hiuvt Lwitet- 1 IIUJLI
tiutv 1. Heavy .vim
HuotiUff ItMri. ill tl> latlu t
•iu*. with works
if r>|ual talus.
r*oil iucacb lo
ut fru,
iJ v«!
old
». i»
•sod
■vo kept
. to tfcoftt
Ibsi «
t Watch
“i* • U Me. AUiiroM
si.u.ua.fc l«.. i'orllaiiR,iiuiac.
Hoc. 20. l.SHS,_
Washington A* • ilexandcr
HAVE made arrangements to insure proper
. tv AGAINST TORNADOES in .Etna, of
Hartford. Continental, of New York, and Pea
body, of Wheeling, W. Va. Where parties de
sire tliis, on application a special Policy will
be granted and an additional rate be charged .
for same.
May 27. 18*6. __
i*aint Season 1887.
UT K are offering the Celebrated Tinted
Gloss Paint, all colors, for $1 23 per gal
lon. White inside and out $1 10 per gallon.
We have the Metropolitan Paint iti seven colors
at the low price of $1.00 per gallon. Imperial |
Carriage Paint in two colors. All colors of,
Paint in 1 pound cans.
April 2\ 1"7. AISQUITII A CO.
L AN 1)K ETII’Sl SEEDS.
\ \ * K have ju<t opened a fresh stock of l.an- .
M
'ire season we will be prepared to furnish our j
eust-oners mid the public every thing they may !
want in tli,' ine at the most reasonable prices.
M ir. 15 " XISQUITH A
VSK FOR ANT1FKRMEN f 1NE a superior
article for preserving Fruit, Cider, Ac.
St >1-1 bv
Pm- is i**5 GEO. T LIGHT
VI.I- S i's Peerless Paper Meat Sa ks—pre
vent skippers in Meat—far sale bv
r. D. EBY.
/ tllF.A OrnamentalC<>al Vases and llo«isat
V 1 ’■ E \ 1.1. ItlP's. v Pilll.UPS.
INDIAN Glue mends everything. Only.Acts,
a For sale by C. D. EBY.
STOKEBBAKBR 8 Rxtrac'tv. ftxr sate bv
C. D. EBY. 1
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pu
rity, strength at.d wholesoniciiess. More eco
nomical than tlie ordinary kinds, ami cannot
be sold in competition with the multitude c '
low test, short weight alum or pin sphatepoi
ders. Sold onl incam. It-»'» \t Bakihq ro
der Co., 1'JiJ Wall Street, New York.
June 0. ISM).
T H E The same firm which
NEW 31 years ag0 com*
l/IRPSTflS plcldy revolution
lldnAIUn. izcd the Threshing
_ Machine trade by
inventing a new
THE Threshing Machine,
NEW much better than
VIBRATOR. any machine beforo
known,—so that all
builders of the old
THE style Threshing Ma
NEW chines stopped mak
VIRRATflR iDgthem^copied
il-IinlUn. the new machine as
_ closely as they dared
—have now made an
*HE other advance, and
NEW in iiinir V#w Vibra*
VIBRATOR. tor present a Thresh
ing Machine contain
ing entirely new fea
THE tures in separation
NEW an(i cleaning, which
uipdathd P^ace 08 fai a^ea(i
IflBHATUn. of any other as the
old Vibrator was
ahead of the “End
THE less Apron” ma
NEW chines. Every Farm
VIBRATOR or and Tlircslicrinau
‘ should ct once get
— full information re
garding the NEW
THE VIBRATOR, which
NEW will be sent Free on
VIBRATOR. application to
a. HANGER, General Agent,
STAUNTON,VA.
HUMPHREYS’
PTlTt: IB.HTOPHBSYS’LOOK
Br V Cloth & Cold Binding
B r HI lucrs *uh MmI I ojrai io»,
[ YaL'''j >.!,)r>.». r. »■ hot imp. v v.
LIST OF rBLS’ClPAL N03. CUBES FBICC.
• p>Y(*r». CoBKi-ti- n. Inflammations... .25
2 Worm*. Worm Peter. Worm Colic.. . .25
3 Crying Colie, r, iv-elliing *<f Infants. .25
I llinrihrn. ui i InM «nor Adult*.*.*
ft llysenierv. Uripi'i^r. Bilioiw Colic.25
4» 4'uol<*ra Morbm, Vomiting.25
7 C ouiiln. Cold. llronchitU.*}
K Wtirnluin. Tooth lie I acr^t; e .25
9 Iloodachc*. Sick H< idfcclie. Vortico. .25
HOMEOPATHIC
1(1 lly •|<rt’sis. Bill ■;,« Stomach... ■ .25
II Siitipre»*ca <>r I’r.in/ill l’erloda. 25
I 2 \\ • i*11 -. • i 25
I ,'i Croup. Court), Ihilicult Breathing.25
I I snlt llhenin. E'jsii>ela». Einptious.. .25
15 lihritnmtUni, Rheumatic Fsm*. 25
I (• Fever and \gue. Chilli. Malaria.50
17 File*. Blind or Bleeding..... .50
I !> ( ainrili. Influenza, ( old In tha Head .50
20 \X hooping Cough. Violent Cough*.. .50
24 I • enera I iTehi I it v .Phyaicai W calmer s .50
27 kidney lliueam* . .50
25 Xmoiit llebility ..... 1-*N{
30 I rinnry \\ eaklie**, Waning Bed.tO
32 llUenee* of the Heart. Palpitation 1.00
SPEC I FtOS.
iL—M | .mm ■ ■ I II ... I —I
hold i v liriiciri-i«. or sent postpaid on receipt of
price.—Ut nemO.lh'JlLUUl.xLui. 10'Jl .iiloust. i lb
HUMPHREYS’
HOMEOPATHIC fb U
SPECIFIC No.&Q
In uso At year*. The on'v successful remedy for
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and Prostration, from* overwork or other cause*.
|1 per vial, or 5 vials and large vial powder, forfS.
S<>U> BY Dbuoojsts orient postpaid on roceirt cl
price — Humphreys' Bedkia* t o.. 109 luitou St., S. I.
NOV. 15, lS's's — ly.
Free Su tiplts at C. FRANK JONEi' Drug I
Store.
May 23. S9~lyr.
POETR I\
AFTER RAIN.
The rain has ceased, ah ! none too soon,
Leaving the bine skies bare, and lo!
Above the odorous fields of June
Red sunset arches glow.
The hawthorn houghs are wet with drops
That flash and sjurkle. each a star;
Bird music chimes in every copse,
Re-echoed from afar.
On wings with Summer fancies fraught
The blue-back swallow sweeping by,
Cuts, likeun unexpected thought,
The silence of the sky.
I hear the laughter of a child
Down where the meadow banks and all
Fretted with shifting lights and wild.
And dreamy shadows fall.
I see two passing, where I stand ;
I catch the sweet soft undertone;
But they are walking hand in hand,
And I am here alone.
W. W. B. GALLABKB, Editor^
Charlestown, Jejjcrson County, Rest Fa.
June JO, 1SSO.
IN HAMLIN TOWN.
The Tillage Where Originated the Story
of the Pled Piper.
In the bake shop were boxes of bon
bons for sale, each holding six sugar mice
and a diminutive tin fife; and when, la
ter, 1 wandered through the streets of j
Hamelin, I noticed that every shop win
dow contained rats and mice and merry
looking pipers, made in porcelain, paper,
bread or chocolate.
The narrow old by-way on one corner
of which stands the wonderful old house, j
liuii'u mu j/iumicaa cutti, imi oiiiiT
that day of misfortune, six hundred
years ago, when the children danced
down this by way to the music of their
loved piper, neither the sound of drum
nor tile, nor any other instrument is al
lowed within its limits.
The old tradition of the Pied Piper
has become widely famous through two
well-known poems, one by an English,
the other by a German poet.
How much of it is true one cannot ex
actly say, and of course, at this late day
there is no one to ask. But certain it is,
that something curious must have hap
pened in “llamclin town,” for every trav
eler wly) strays to-dav through the Drum
less street, and looks up to the old house
on the corner can read this inscription:
ANNO 1284.
On the day of St. John and St. Paul,
on the 20 of June, 130 children born in
Hamcliu were led away by a piper dress
ed in divers colors, and lost on the Ivop
pen.
Upon an old house in the market-place
called the Wedding-house, from being
used formerly for wedding festivities, are
these words :
After the birth of Christ, in 1284, 130
children born in llamclin were led away
by a piper and lost on the Koppen.
Thus run the inscriptions, printed in
old-fashioned German, above the second
story windows of these tw 'urious houses.
—Harriet Leiei* Bradley, in St. Xiehola*.
Grant had no fear of responsibility, no
fear of Secretary Stanton. 1 never knew
him to show fear of anything. In Sep
tember, 18G4, while at Harper’s Ferry
returning from- a visit to Sheridan, he
learned that Wade Hampton had slipped
in in the rear of the left flank of the
Army of the Potomac and carried off our
entire beef herd, 2,000 head. When
Secretary Stanton hoard of the loss of the
cattle he wanted somebody’s scalp ami
telegraphed: “Who is responsible for the
loss of the cattle herd?” To which Grant
replied, “I am.” There was no “hair
raised” that time. For several days
afterward the “rehs,” with much “moo
ing” and “lowing,” frequently called out,
“Hello, Yanks, don’t you want some
beef?” While this was going on the “old
man” would jokingly say. “I have the
best com missionary in the army ; lie not
only feeds my army but that of the enemy
also.” It was only a few months after
this that he directed the same officer at
Appomattox to feed Gen. Lee’s famish
ing army. When shortly after this loss j
Sheridan made a big haul of -took in “the
valley,” Grant felt better. Thought the
animals were not so large nor in such
good condition as ours, they in such num
bers and of such size as to stop Johnny
Reb’s mouth.
On Wednesday morning at half-past ten o'
clock, Miss Daisy Cavalier, the accomplished
vocalist, of Bolivar, and youngest daughter of
Mrs. M. A. Cavalier, was united in marriage
to Mr. William Daggett, a prominent joung
n:an of Springfield. Mas>„ the ceremony taking
place in the M K Church in Bolivar. The
hride-elect entered the church leaning on the
arm of the groom, at .1 1 oking very sweet and
charming in a suit of entree cream surah silk
made full dress. She curried a lovely cluster
of.Marechal Nie's They were an exceptional
ly 1 andsome couple as they stepi>ed gracefully
to the altar.— IIarj>n'< Fr y '• > tti
Caution to .Mother*.
Every mother is cautioned against giving
her child laudanum or paregoric ; it creates
an unnatural craving ior stimulants which
kill* the mind or the child. Acker s Baby
Soother is specially prepared to benefit
children and cure their pains. It is harm
less and contains no Opium or Morphine.
Pold by C. Frank Jones <& C
. ,__ ... -___—
.1 Great Charge.
This is the season for recounting war
incidents. Rev. William Meade Dame
was the orator on Confederate Memorial
Day in Baltimore, and he gives the fol
lowing account of a day in the Wilder
ness in 1804 :
“May 10 the enemy assaulted all our
lines and tried to throw men into an in
terval between our works. We had the
pleasure of hammering the Hanks of these
men all day, but a charge was in store
for us. We heard a yell, and thought to
see our men capture a Federal battery,
but instead we saw a column of ten Fede
ral regiments dashing over our breastworks
not over 200 yards distant. They bayo
neted two of the Texans who were asleep.
Gregg’s Texas brigade was at the point
assaulted, and you know they were all
men, but they had to break.
HOW IT WAS REPl’WED.
“Our commander said, ‘Bovs, the road
over which Gen. Lee must retreat is not
over 200 yards in our rear. We must
stay here.’ We did it. We had our
guns chocked with rails. We fired each
piece six times per minute.
“Our guns were loaded up to the muz
zle with canister. We kept the enemy
back. They were not more than forty
paces off at the outside, and at every dis-1
charge we swept them off. The head of
the column went down at each discharge.
Finally they flinched and then retreated.
TO THE RESCUE WITH V FRYING PAN.
G t . J -1 . 1 * a 1.1. _
All lilt Him lliu U.VUUH l»M'l\ j11 til V II
captain was frying a piece of meat, (an
occupation in which we would all like to
have been engaged.) The attack called
for such prompt action that he put him
self at the head of his company and lead
it into action waving the frying pan over
his head, and came hack frying-pan in
hand after rendering valuable aid in re
pelling the a-sault. lie had, however,
sustained serious los- l>v the disapearance
of the meat. The Texas yell told us
when ihe return charge was made and the
enemy driven out. We had our pay.
Gen. Gregg canto and hugged every man
at the guns, cried over us, and said, ‘Tex
as will never forget the Richmond How
itzers.’
“Gen. Lee said the First Richmond
Howitzers saved the Army of Northern
Virginia from disaster. * *
A SURPRISE TO BOTH ARMIES.
“That night and all lhe next day we
fought the same way. On the night of
May 11 we were prepared to move. Three
of us sat up talking of home. Later we
partook of a little corn pone and coffee
and a smoke and were about to lie down.
It was almost day. I walked up to where
our guns had been the evening before and
looked, though for no special reason, into
the pines opposite. 1 looked again into
the dark, lowering break of day, and a
feeling of uneasiness caused me to tall
first one and then the other of my com
rades. Suddenly there was a lifting of
a cloud, and we saw an immense body of
Federal troops preparing for an assault.
There was no time for waking our men
up in detail. I wa- No. 4 and hail on
my equipments. I let the gun loose. She
slipped hack into her former position. 1
dropped in a friction primer, pulled the
lanyard, and drove the haul of canister
into the enemy. In the stillness of that
early morning hour it seemed as if the
min /millil lim*/» li/*/>ti lw>nril fill uv<*r flip
O
United States. In less than two minutes
the whole line was up and contending
with tiic surprise party, and in a little
while tlicv were defeated and driven 1 ack.
Soon after the crash of our gun the noise
of May 12 commenced, and the roar of
artillery was all day long. Through
scenes like these we went all that month.
Once we went nearly three days without
food. It was through such times that the
comrades whose viitues we would mark
and whose memories we would keep green
endeared themselves to us. The greatest
boast we can make is that we were the
comrades of these dear, heroic dead.”
Where Women Have the Advantage.
What an art it is to perspire graceful-1
ly ! How delicious not to j>erspire at all!
Women understand .these things so much
belter than men. No change of temper
ature, however sudden, finds them unpre- i
parcel with suitable raiment. The in
tense heat of last week caused 1th avenue
to blossom out like an orchard with every
shade and variety—those cool, trim cali
c es, soft, transparent silks, gay parasols
and pretty fun-, while the men, poor
devils, were going ahoui in their la-t
winter’s nits, mopping their brows and
making grotesque efforts to look comfor
table. It tak -s time, even if your tailor
has confidence in you, to prepare your
manhood for a sudden leap of the mer
cury, but your wife or si.-ter or sweet
ie art will do it in a few moments, and
come out looking as sweet and fresh as
though her wardrobe were an ice-box.
Many Person*
Are broken d»vn from overwork or household
ca:s-> Brown’s Iron Bitters
rebuild* the system, aid* d l/estiou. removes ex
cess of bite, cure* raslarU. Get the genuine.
.4»» Incident of the .Johnstown Ftood.
An utterly wretched woman named Mrs.
Ft nn stood by a muddy jkk>1 of water
trying to find some trace of a once happy
home. She was half crazed with grief,
and her eyes were red and swollen. As
I stepped to her side she raised her pale
ami haggard face, crying.
“They are all gone. Oh God, be mer
ciful to them. My husband and my sev
en dear little children have been swept
dow n with the flood and I am left alone.
We were driven by the raging flood into
the garret, but the waters followed us
there. Inch by inch it kept rising until
our heads were crushing against the roof.
It was death to remain. S> I raised a
window and one by one placed my dar
lings on some driftwood, trusting to the
Great Creator. As I liberated the last
one, my sweet little boy, he looked at me
and said :
‘“Mamma, you always told me that
the Lord would care for me ; will he look
after me now.’
“I saw him drift away with his loving
face turned toward me, and with a prayer
on my lips for his deliverance he passed
from sight forever. The next moment
the roof crashed in and I floated outside
to be rescued fifteen hours later from the
roof of a house in Kernville. If I could
only find one of my darlings, 1 could bow
to the will of God, but they are all gone.
I have lost everything on earth now but
my life, and 1 will return to my old Vir
ginia home and lay me down for my last
great sleep.”
Department of the Interior, )
Census Office, Washington, D. C.,
May 1, 1889. )
To the Medical Pro/etiion:—
The various medical associations of the
medical profession will bo glad to learn
that Dr. John S. Billings, Surgeon U. S.
Army, lias consented to take charge of tbo
Report on the Mortality and Vital Statistics
of the United States as returned by the
Eleventh Census.
As the United States has no system of
registration of vital statistics, such as is re
lied upon by other civilized nations for the
purpose of ascertaining the actual move
ment of population, our census utVorda the
only opportunity of obtaining near an ap
proximate estimate of the birth or death
rates of much the larger part of the country,
which is entirely unprovided with any sat
isfactory system of State and inuncipal reg
istration.
In view of this, the Census Office, during
the month of May this year, will issue to the
medical profession throughout (ho country
“Physician’s Registers” for the purpose of
obtaining more accurate returns of deaths
than it is possible for the enumerators to
make. It is earnestly hoped that physi
cians in every part of the country will co
operate with the Census Office in this im
portant work. The record should be kept
from June 1, 1889, to May 31, 1890. Near
ly 26,000 of tlieso registration books were
filled up and returned to the office in 1880,
and nearly all of them used for statistical
purposes. It is imped that double this
number will be obtained for the Eleventh
Census.
Physicians not receiving Registers can
obtain them hy sending their names and
addresses to the Census Office, and, with
the Register, an official envelope which re
quires no stamp will be provided for their
return to Washington.
If all medical and surgical practitioners
throughout the coutitrv will lend their aid,
the mortality and vital statistics of th6
Eleventh Census will he more comprehen
sive and complete than they have ever been.
Every physician should take a personal
pride in having this report as full and accu
rate as ii i- possible to make if.
It is hereby promised ili.M all information
obtained thr< ago tois * un -hall be held
strictly cot.fidential.
ItoKKRT I*. Porter.
Superintendent of (Census.
WIT A Vl> HUMOR.
A prctly girl may he so fully occupied
with baing beautiful *s not to have time to
be agreeable.
Probably the most wide-awake men in
this country are the young fathers who
have been b!e*»ed with twins.
Mrs. Quarterest—“What is your attitude
toward Wagner's art, profe««or?" Prof.
Balder—“Hands over my e.^s.’'
No one ha* ever yet been able to explain
why a kks is such a pleasant thing, but the
subject is being constantly investigated.
“Have you Browning?’’ she asked at the
village store. “No,” replied the clerk, “we
have blacking and whiting, but no brown
ing.
Stem parent (to a young applicant for
his daughter's band)—Young man, can you
support n family ? Young man (meekly —
I < n’y wanted Sarah.
Husband—A word to the wi«e is sufficient,
my *bar. Wif.—I know it. darling; that’s
why I have to be continually and everlast
ingly talking to you.
Prestidigifateur during his grain! gold
piece act)—I could take v-0 gold pieces
from your {socketall night. Seedy Individ
ual—Go ahead, pard ; I’li giue ye half.
When is a plant like a hog? When it be
gins to root. When is it like a soldier?
When it begins to shoot. And when is it
like an editor? When it begins to blow.

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