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JOB WORK —Posters, 8ale Bills. Circulars. Cards, etc., executed promptly, neatly aud at fair prices. __ Pro frsx ion a I 4'« rif * • . (’. T. RICHARDSON. physic its tt sum; eos, Charlestown. Jefferson County, West Virginia. April 4. 1*474. I } DuSl HIST, Charlestown. Jefferson County. West Virginia, Having resumed the practice of Medicine, of fers his Professional services to the public. Office next door to residence, near corner of George and Main -treets. January ISTH. I AMES M. RANSOX, Jr„ DOCTOR OF DESTAL SURGERY. Offers his Professional Services to the citizens of Charlestown aud vicinity. •4r Office in Ulster Bcildixo, in the rooms recently occupied by Hon. Andrew Hunter as Law Officee.oppuaiteCourt House, Charlestown, West Virginia. April 15, l'v>—y. UfM H. TRAVERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, HVit Virginia, Will practice in the Courts of this County ana the adjoining Counties. Olfice next door to the residence of Mrs Max well. and nearly opposite the “Carter House.’ November 23, l-mo. J > ; \ \TON !» GIBBON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will attend to eases in the several Courts of W» -t Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. j.^.Otllee in Bibs m law Building, in Court House yard. July 17. lss|. (ieorge Baylor. W m. L. \\ ilson. O AYLOR 4 WILSON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charles'»wi, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will attend the Courts of Jefferson and Berke ley Counties, and attend to other law business in the State of West Virginia. Special atten tion given to collections. March 5, ItSrij. A E. KENNEDY, * * ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, H't "I l trginoi. Will practice in Jefferson and adjoining Coun ties. otfice in Northern end of Lawyer s Row. September 2". 1*73—tf. ^ J. C. MOORE. ATTORNEY AT LA If", Q ifle Cl. U C Mg, I'irgi .. i, and JJLKON MOORE, ATTORNEY AT L III'. < iiriestown, Jeffers i Connty, H est 1 irgitua, IV undertake cases jointly in the Courts ol b*'th of said Counties. May 11. 1*72. V A. LIPSCOMB, AI TOR Vtr.tr LA If, WMi.ngiun City, nj OJ.-nAw. *-tt'K)ms 9 and 10 Cbauncey Building. 321 nd 323 4j Street. N. W. April A*. lsTs. JOSEPH TKAPX£LL. irfoKvti ir tin. | CV tty, II - V l < 'Jt i 'I. 1’racti. e> in the Courts of Virginia and West V 411 1 Attention paid to collection of claims. J a . 1 1" . i; 'BREST W. BROWN. ATTORSEY AT LA II . ' 'ini, Jejfcrf' * County, (Tirol 1'iVyi »*a, A is t*> < ;i'«' in the different Courts of West 1 and Maryland. Attention given to - w* and all classes of l aims against the spe< i.U atu-ntiou to Collection:*, in PJ, 1" t. F .nk Beckwith. T. C. Green. I IE' KWITH A GREEN. ATTORSEYS AT LiW. Hurt’-to *. Jrfcrt t* County, II . ,< »7r jinin, Will pra. t. e in the Courts of Jeffcrvm. Berke le. ittd Mit.’.m ■ ■ uitics m tiie l': 1;’- 1 States Marti nsba I 1 Su *ei ■■ Court of Appeals of West Virginia. vpecial attention to the • Election ot claims, ai : prompt remittances of the same. 1 'T; es in I .aw Building, rear of Court-house. I". 1" «. .Vcir Imooifs. t 1IEBK1NS. Mu d 1'i k'i 1. al :i Si : * T 1 a- ip. hipared Horse Ka li 1 tn bottles and t .rn Star ii M i ar.ini and Prunes and 1'ried Peaches, * urrant-ami i g Raisins. Buckwheat. Hominy and 1.1 M't's Star and oth. r > sip- Ar .le's Leveriog’sand Euterpr.-cG ;fc< All , ,■ i |.ir ale at ' - D. El. 7 S ■i an i as., t< si tb W ni..: * Friend, - DIRECT TO CONSUMER sating 25to MPirCL No Middlemen’s Profits If:: £x;t::u :i Tnniisg Ku. m4 Fnlfkl I bare— t.. J—r pUr* i^pHnluu. Pioneer Bwu Co COLUMBUS. O April Z i'or Sate. dl It I *H'bHEl4»of Potatoes, ztc. per bushel. ' ’ * J»a» lurches of Building Stone. g.OiC ‘■'k Shingle#. One good Cart, cheap. April 18, 188!'. GEO. H. HAOLEY. Acgcst Schulte. F. L. Pednxcx, Jr., Painter. Smith. New Carriage Factory, Charli*(oim, JtffcnoH County, W. Va. llT K the undersigned have entered intoaCo > > Partnership for the purpose of Manufac turing and Repairing CARRIAGES, REGGIES PHAETONS, DAYTOS ASD OTHER PLEAS URE WAG OSS, Spring Wagons, Dog Carts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., ;n as tine style as can be done anywhere in the Union at "moderate prices. Being practical mechahics 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 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 receives fair share of your patron we pledge ourselves to give you value re ceived. SCHULTE A PEDXJEUX. r-#*Shop> on Bloomery Turnpike, 2 Squares from Main St. May 21. Ivs5-tf. John fl Johnson, CA1FEITE1 All 1IVSE fill, Charlestown, Jefferson County, \\. \ a. r|',ilK undersigned have entered into a Co 1 Partnership for the purpose of executing all work in their line. We are not without ex perience, and hope to give entire sat'sfaction to all who may entrust their work to us and promise prompt execution and reasonable charges. JSO. O. JOHNSON, Juue 3. 1 ibKi. GEO. T LIGHT UAs a full line of Blair's Handy Paper Tab lets for sale, both for Pen A Pencil. French Paper in tablets 35cts. Linen Paper “ ** 35. Bill Heads “ 44 35. Statements 44 4 4 35. Blanks receipts. Bonds Ac 10. (.'ail and examine them. Owing to the reduction of tax on Quinine, aud for the Irene tit of the indicted, weotfer the I same at $-'.00 per ox. Have on hand all the popular patent raedi I cities. Also keep ail School Books A supplies. GEO. T. LIGHT. Feb. 15, lvs3. Vf )OYftS4MKYlj ltd 4. OCHOOI. SUPPLIES.—I have just received O a stock of School Supplies—Lead Pencils. Slate Pencils, Pens and run Holders, Compo sition Hooks. IJICTURE Frames—perfectly lovely; Corres . pondeme Cards—" Daisies"; PlayingCards ! from A) cts. to 7oct».; Mounting Paper and En j velopes. \7ACl’UM Oil. for Harness; Carbolic Acid, v JO cts. per bottle; Insect Powders. 50 cts. lb. the verv best; Hog Powders, 50 cts. lb.— Sold by ' GKO. T. LIGHT. Oct. IB, 1884. Druggist. Adams Express Office HAS BEEN REMOVED TO •VutioHal Hank Simhhnz. One Door West of Hank. l\ HORACE OALLAHER, April 10, l'>4. Agent, • Farmers. I,"'VERY farmer should have a can of our Brown <>r Red Paint. It is put up in J and one gallon cans, already to put on. The very thing for painting gates, pumps, roofs, and all sorts of agricultural implements. A1SQU1TH A CO. Apr. Id. ’bi itarher Shop. f I'HK room in the teat of Watson House, in 1 tin-alley, has t»ecn refitted and handsomely furnished with improved Chairs, Ac., and will lx? condui t<-d by Samuel Brown. Customers arc assured t>f cleanliness in all the appoint ments, and omfortable, prompt and courteous SA MUEL Bw 1WN, Clothes Renovated. May •_*. Utah Surveying ami Conveyancing. 1WILL survey anywhere, promptly and at short notice—accuracy guaranteed. Special attention paid tn connection therewith to DRAW - I \ ll IW>'gti-t.t-an*nrhHrin<Orumt‘ntj‘ofWritine. P. 0.—Charlestown, Jefferson C"., W. Va. Dec. 8,1877. S. gOWKLL BROTI1 To Physicians. 7T^E have in >t k t*:e folic-tying. Maltine 7? j>la.i i. Maltine with the Hypophosphates. Maltine with Pepsin and Pancreatine, Liquid Peptonoids with Cocoa. Peptonized Cod Liver Oi; and Mi k Pep’moids. Iron and Wine.and Liquid lVptonoi ls. Nov. .‘L l.sctT. AISQUITH A CO. SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES, Vl»»At PLK t Esp it of Public School Books. . all b >ks used in Chulotovn Male \ ,1 fitly atid Stephen: m Female seminary. Copy Hooks, Tablets. Slates, Penholders. Pencils and everything j .’aioi: g to School Supplies, just received aid for -ale in the Book and Station ery Department. Ante. 3t>. 1 s-s. AISQUITH A CO. For Safe. IN MIDDLEWAY W. VA.. mav he bought a to tt)l) DWELLING of SEVEN ROOMS, with a verv fertile lot attached, at the lower end of which tLw-a beautiful stream of wa .! W. League. Ex)., M way. Je ’• rs >u Co., West Va . will give partiv 1 Mlts S. t . TRLEHEART. Dec. 6, ss—Cm. TAYLOR HOTEL, Wiaeltsttf, Lirj/inia, UEMCY WULFE11T, Prop’r* Apr 1.1881. For Ssilc. ♦7BII.LIAR1) Tahltsand one Pool Table—all ») Collins' r.. ike—for sale low. One of them nearly new. Apply to V If. SOLDERS. July 3, ISM. Jefferson Building. Stamping. MISS m \ RY COCKRILL is prepared to do - S'TA M PI NG; also Dress making and fam ily Sewing. At residence of her father, Capt. D. H. Cock rill. January 7. ’S6. Ur. king's Spectacles. I HAVE tiie agency for these Spectacles, and guarantee to tit anv eye or return themoney. GEO r. LIGHT. Ls\ A PORATED Apples, l>ried Peaches and L, Prunes, for -a e bv C.D. EBY. WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, IuNurancc Agency, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN' 1S70. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. J5TNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest and most popular Fire Insurance Co. in America. Hartford Life and Annuity of Hartford. Equitable Life Assurance Society of U. S. Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford. Phoenix, of Hartford. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. German, of Wheeling. JelTerson, of Wheeling. Liverpool and London and Globe, of England, the largest foreign Company doing business in America. AGESTS: J. S. FLEMING, Sheplierdstown ; L\ L BARNHART, Dullields; JAS. W. LEAGUE, Middlcwav. CHAS. 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. AH losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully. WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER, PebfOUj l-\ 1889. Agents. Tie Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1S7S. 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 j ] cost of insurance, which is much cheaper than ! the rate* usually charged, and keeps the money I ! al IHMIU*. UU1K1 ri9A3 UUIU icapuiisiuic I'ttlUl'S are invited. ExecutiveCommittce meets every Friday. Directors—Jos. Trapnell, Ilenry 15. Daven port. J. Garland Hurst. John W. Rider, W. li. I i.ewis. R. l’reston Chew, Win. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker. S. W. Washington. H. L. Snyder ; Charles 1’. Wilson, John II. Zittle, Jacob S. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, isaac H.Strider. COL. R. P. CHEW,...,.President. II. 15. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Kxkituve Committee—J. U. Hurst, Wm. H. T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac II. Strider, U. p. Chew, S. W. Washington. Local Agents.—Middleway—J.G. Shirley; Harper’s Ferry—(’has. E. Trail; Shepherds j town—J.S. Fleming; Dutlields—C. L.Barnhart; : Charlestown—Washington A Alexander. NOTICE -TO USERS OF TIN PLATE. We 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 vour roof the more seams you will have and the more leaks will be in your roof. Call on us and we will prove to youi that large iin 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 EARNSIIAW& DOOLEY. Apr. 16, *85. Eagle Avenue Cardens. rpiIE public is respectfully informed that 1 1 am now prepaied to furnish plants of all standard varieties for vegetable gardens, such as CABBAGE. TOMATO, PEPPER. EGG. LET TUCE, SAGE CAULIFLOWER, AC., AI ,S() SW E ET POTATO S KTS, -1 at the Facie Avenue Gardens, (west of “Mt. ! I’arvo" and at my Town Branch on Liberty ! j street, adjoining tlie residence of Hon. Jas. M. I Mason. A share of the public patronage will | ! be thankfully received. 2®-Fresh Vegetables in sc<uau• April I, 1886. R. i \\ tLLIAMS. - ) *S.1 Sol 111 OoM w«-rh >• » 1 Iwr 2$ lOO. until li•*■:* Ll 1/Ll Li lkM |N> WB! n ia tu* v% »rLi. P fl P R 1 ciir.i UaMkNper 1 HUU rautel llcuvy dvlid Ovl<l uutinfCsMt- IhUi Udi* i f' litn iurt. with works ami umU of equal value. Our JPtTWOll to earli U • ruitiy can icvure ona free, j t 4»»i!»• r with our larr** an«1 vaT c, ’it- t IlmurlioUl Tbeso aampi-«. at I w It as the wmuh, we tend Fr«*e, and after you have kri t ,». •• in n-ur h-m. f • '3 m .mh» «nl »hu»n Ihi-m la thnM . Mj .,|u>rn .1. sbr» boom- r«ur *m n |>rop*ny Tb.-*t •>., v rite tl Hi • III b« *ur« -f M«n n« lb« » «trU r S:ini|ilr< Wf i I* *11 fWrtt.Mc. Addrtu Suu.ou .V Cu.. Hoi. a la, Porilaatl, Muiae. l>ec. 20, lHtW._ IPasItinzton *V tlle.eantler HAVE made arrangements to insure proper . ty AGAINST TORNADOES in .Etna, of Hartford, Continental of New York, and Pea body. of Wheeling, W. Va. Where parties de- j dre this. on application a special Policy will be granted ami an additional rate be charged for same. May 27. ls.di. Paint Season 1^7. %\rE are offering the Celebrated Tinted . 11 Gl< iv. Paint, till colors, fbr $1 25 per gal lon. White inside and out $1.40 per gallon. We have the Metropolitan Paint in seven colors at the low price of $1.00 per gallon. Imperial Carriage Paint in two colors. All colors of Paint m 1 pound cans. April 2$, 1SS7. AlSqriTH A CO. LANDHETH’S SEEDS. \ \ T E have just opened a fresh stock of Lan \l dreth's Seeds. Now and during the en j tire season we will be prepared to furnish our j customers and the public everything they may i want in this line at the most reasonable prices. II ur 1 88 AISijriTH A ( o. VSK FOR AN 1TFEBMENTINE a superior article for preserving Fruit, Cider, &c. Sold by June iR iR85 GKO.T.LIGHT. VLL Sizes Peerless Paper Meat pre vent Skippers in Meat— for sale bv < . 1 . EBY. I^YHEA Ornamental Coal Vases and Hodsat \U BSALL BROS, a PHILLIPS. INDIAN Glue mends everything. Only Sets, a bottle. For sale by C. D. EBY. C TONEBRAKEK'S Extracts, for sale bv i O C. D. EBY. POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of pu rity, strength and wholesomeness. More eco nomical than tlie ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude c' low test, short weight alum or phosphate pot ders. Hulil only in cant. Rov.u, Dakino Pon der Co., 1UC Wall Street, New York. June (5. 1889. the Threshing Machines then in use were almost wholly of the class known as the “ Endless Apron” style. Then it was that Nichols & Shepard, of Battle Creek,Mich.,inventedand began - t i _ __ _ _ 1_ _1 an V.ULWV.lJf mV.W «ai*v* novel style of Grain Thresher and Separator,which they veryappro priately named the “Vibrator.” It was a revolution in Thresh ing Machines, and from a small beginning of five machines in 1858 they soon reached a pro duct of 1,000 yearly. 'Their Vibrator drove the “ End less Apron” machine out of mar ket, and all other makers copied it as closely as they dared. To day all Threshing Machines of any reputation or merit use the principles of the old Vibrator. Nichols & Shepard have con tinued in the business without change of name, location, or management; and daring the past three years have brought out and developed another new Threshing Machine for grain and seeds, as superior to all existing machines as their former was to the 4 Endless Apron.’ They name this new and improved Thresher and predict as great a revolution in the trade, and as complete success over all rivals as they had thirty-one years ago. If you are interested as a Fanner orThresh* erman, write for particulars, which they send free. Addresi NICHOLS & SHEPARD. BATTLE CREEK, MICH. Or J. A. HANGER, General Agent, STAUNTON,VA. HUMPHREYS’ p/ US. H3KPESETS’ E50K M1 Cloth & Cold Binding ■ 14 4 rage*, with Meet Ingrtua?, ■ 'JfAXSfBS 1 BULK) nil K. 4^!rr^. 1\ anot lSlO, N.Y. list or miNcirAL nos. ernes price. 1 Fovcm, < Congestion, IntlaniTnations... .2ft 2 Worm*. Worm lever. V\orm Colic.2ft 3 Cr>lng Colic, or Teelliing uf InfW... *£•# •1 lliarrlipa, of CUildrii. v . tJuUa .2ft ft IK»cnt*r>, Griping. bilhms Colic.2ft li ( iiotfta \ omitiug.2ft 7 Couch*. Cold, bronchitis.2ft H \eurnlcifi, Toothache. I*mc«acl>e ... ,2ft 14 IlcniJnrlies, Sick Headache. \ ertigo. ,2ft HOMEOPATHIC 10 II).pepsin, Oiliou. Stomach.....25 11 Kiip|ire»»etl or I’ninftil Period* • ••• 25 12 Whites, too Profuse Period*.25 13 Croup. Courb. Difficult Breatlrng.25 M hnlt Itheuin, Erysipelas. Eruptious.. .25 lft Kheuntntiani. Rheumatic Pain*. 55 Hi Fever and Ague. Chill*. Malaria.50 1? I*ilr«. Bhnd or Bleeding.•*** III Cntnrrh. Intlnenaa, Cold in the Head .50 20 W hooping rough. Violent Coughs.. .50 2 1 l.eneml Oehiltly.rhysicalWeaknes* .50 27 kidney llUrnse..*MP 2H \eryona Debility , *•*.’!! 30 I riunry W i nline... 5' ettinc Bed.>0 32 DWense* of the Heart, Palpitation 1 .OO SPECIFICS. Sold by Druggists, or sent postpaid on receipt of price —111 'll'ltut.ls'ltl.biu.vk 10. 100i ulton si. >.l Iu us. 30 years. The only «neecs«fnl remedy for Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness, and Prostration. from* o»cr-*ork or other causes, f 1 p< r rial ot A ttals *nd large vial powder, for $5. S-.'U> l»T DRl\.‘.rsTB. or sent postpaid on receipt of pnc<* — liBrafhrryp* Bnlklovlo., 10V |Bltt*»SU. S. t, Nov. 15. I>v38— ly. Free Sample- at C. FRANK JONFS Drug Store. I May 23, '39—>yr. POETRY. SONGS UNSUNG. Sweet the song of the thrush at dawning. When the grass lies wet with spangled dew, Sweet the sound of the brook's low whisper ’Mid reeds and rushes wandering through; Clear and pure is the west wind's murmur, That croons in the branches all day long ; Hut the songs nnsnng are the sweetest music, And the dreams that die are the soul of song. The fairest hope is the one which faded, The brightest leaf is the leaf that fell; The song that leaped from the lips of sirens Dies away in an old sea shell. Far to the heights of viewless fancy The soul's swift flight like a swallow goes, For the note unheard is the bird's best carol, And the unblown is the reddest rose. Deepest thoughts are the ones unspoken. That only the heart sense, listening, hears; Most great joys bring a touch of silence, Greatest grief is in unshed tears. What we hear is the lleetest echo, A song dies out. but a dream live- on ; The rose-red tints of the rarest morning Are lingering yet in a distant dawn. Somewhere, dim in the days to follow, And far away in the life to he, Parsing sweet is a song of gladness. The spirit chant of the soul set free. Chords untouched are the ones we wait for, That never rise from the harp unstrung; We turn our steps to the years beyond us, And listen still for the songs unsung. sftvginix Jw iCusj. W. W. B. GALL ftHER, Editor. Charlestown, Jefferson County, fVest F«. June 27, U&9. lion. IFm. /,. Wilson in North Carolina. Our distinguished townsman, Congress man Wm. L. Wilson, was the orator at Wake Forest College, North Carolina, on the late Commencement occasion. His speech has attracted much attention and has been the subject of leading editorials in the <rrr>«it mot r#»lu il i t II nflnprft I lift* State Journal says: "President Taylor, with an appropriate ness and an elegance we have never seen surpassed, introduced the orator, Hon. Win. L. Wilson, of West Virginia. He is a member of Congress from his State and a prominent lawyer. Before going into poli tics lie was the learned President of the Uni versity of West Virginia. Ho is a scholar, a statesman and an orator, and a charming gentleman. Mr. Wilsun is a slender, light complected, but prepossessing man. But for a certain quickness in his eye and rather heavy brow and a well shaped head you might not have suspected the orator. He had been talking but a minute or two, how ever, when you discovered that he was really an orator. He spoke without note or refer ence, and with the utmost ease and grace. Mr. Wilson said that the three great A merican centennials—that of 18<6,1887 and 1S8H had as the chief men honored three Southerners—Jefferson, Madison and Wash ing.on, and this must he peculiarly gratify ing to the men of the South. These cele brations served the purpose of reuniting and welding the partially severed cords of patri otism in the South, and bringing about a nearer relation between the two sections. Great praise is to be given the North. They have been glad to do honor to these South ern men and have not allowed any thought of sectionalism to keep back their words of admiration for their great services. The South rejoices, but not with any vain glory, that, of the five greatest men who have lived in America—'Washington, Madison, Hamil ton, Jefferson and Marshall—four of them have been Southern men. The speaker counseled the Southern youths to say to the voting men of the North what Themistocles said to his rival; “ Let us still be rivals, but only as to which can most worthily serve our common country.” That part of the speech which interested me most was his analysis oi lie distinguish ing characteristics ot the people of New England and the South. He said that in New England they loved township meetings and delighted to dwell in villages. Those of the South sought large plantations where they enjoyed the largest measure of individ ual liberty. To carry on large plantations needed much labor and thus negroes gradu ally drifted to the South. He did not un dervalue the ability and patriotism of the New Englander. He is a fine type of the American citizen. Nor did he fail to speak of the brave Southerners. There is no ri valrv between them. Occasionally be made some good bits an,d allusions which were applauded. Itr Tay lor said that it was one of the three great speeches that had beeu delivered on this rostrum. Justice Davis said “it was mag nificent.” Dr. Pritchard pronounced it an eloquent oration. W. J. Peele, Esq., said he was a true orator. Everybody enjoyed it anil all tongues spoke in praise of it. It was a model commencement address worthy of a profound scholar and practical states man. My only regret is that every man in the State did not hear it. The thing about it that pleased me was its entire freedom from rant and pumped up eloquence. He had a strong speech and it was about things that he had thought much about, and he made it with a simplicity of style and manner that made it truly elo quent. He does not believe that eloquence consists in “hollering,” but in the strong presentation of a good subject. Above all lie believed what he said and made his heaiers feel his belief. He is a Democrat in the broadest sense of that word and throughout the speech ran a vein of pure Democracy that was refreshing. He has evidently sat at the feet of Jefferson and Madison and learned of them. Mr. Wilson has act the good example to commencement orators not to speak unless they have something to sav—an example which we hope they will follow. We Can And Do Guarantee Acker’s IJIood Elixir for it has been fully demonstrated to the people of this country that it is superior to all other preparations for blood diseases. It is a pos itive cure for syphilitic poisoning, l.'lcerg. Eruptions and Pimples. It purifies the whole system and thoroughly builds up the constitution. Sold bv C. Frank Jones &. Co. _ _ Mr. W. J. Stillman, the art critic, writes to the New York Erening Poet that M. He bert, Director of the Acadeinie Francaiseat Rome, “one of the most thoughtful of mod ern French painters, nod perhaps the best representative still living of the great poet ic French school of art, says of Mr. Cole s engravings now appearing in the Century, that “he had never seeu such srorkon wood, and did not suppose wood-engraving to be capable of it.” THE PRETTY GIRL’S FOOT. How site Uevelopes Its Strength and Beauty. A chiropodist talks thus in the Phila delphia Inquirer: She sits on the bed every morning working her toes, then she walks around the room on her bare too, and straight ening out her ankle, like a ballet girl, with every step. She finds at first that she can hardly raise herself on the balls of her feet and walk on them. Presently that ljecomes easy. In a week or so the exercise will accomplish that much. Then she grows able to lift herself off even the balls of her feet on to the very toes alone for moments nt a time. Then she sits down on the bed anti gives them lighter exercise, just by work : ing them until they will move independ ently of each other. At first she has to pull them with her hands as far as possi I ble in all different directions, just like the pianist practices his hand on the tech nioon. They are very awkward at first, just as the fingers would have been if not practiced, and, indeed, as many people's fingers are. She is no longer a victim to the foolish prejudice against spreading her foot out on the floor. She is no longer a victim of the illusion that littleness is beauty. She no longer desires a set of cramped toes, but spreads them out on the floor and tries to make them assume the square, beautiful proportions of the baby’s sweet foot. 1 In fact the foot development craze with the fashionable progressive girl of the j»o riod may be called the “baby foot” craze. These exercises of the foot and toes make them able to spring twice as far off their feet. She is constantly seeking better shoes. She is doing just the reverse ot what she used to do when she fought with ! her shoemaker because the shoe was not | tight enough. She is now constantly ' lighting with him to get them broader at the toes, and many a girl who is proud of I her new sensible, progressive idea, will hold the toe of a broad shoe in view for you in the .-treet cars, at home and else* j where. The corn doctors always advise people ; to wear anything but pointed shoes. The foot and toes should have all the freedom j of the hand and fingers. A great many girls also ask us f. r advice about curing , pigeon toe. It is a curious thing that many girls live all their lives and arc laughed at by the boys for walking pigeon toed, when they never notice that they walk differently from other people. Hut th«*se who have it can correct it to a great | extent by practice. I advised several young ladies in a practice which they say has greatly improved them. That is to get before a mirror in their dressing rooms and walk toward it, stepping high and extending the leg straight out toward the glass at every step. They thus find when the foot lights how it crosses in upon the vertical plane which the other foot must reverse for its movements. They thns see how the legs are not hinged quite l properly, and learn to move them in par Allel planes. Stepping forward and back ; ward toward the mirror will frequently coin "t p LXXingHion s m<j tm\h The Virginia Military Institute will cel ebrate its semi-centennial on July 3d and ith with military and civic pomp and splendor. The Hon Charles J. Faulkner, United States Senator from West Virginia, will be orator of the day. Col J. T. L. Preston will deliver an historical address. A semi-centennial poem by Mrs Margaret J. Preston will be read, and an address of welcome will be made by Governor Lee, who, with his statf, will review the corps ol cadets and sham battle. The President, Vice President, general and staff of the army, admiral of the navy and staff, Ex Confederate officers, West Point and Anna polis superintendents, their staff and pro fessors, presidents of colleges, Governors, Ex-Governors, members of Congress, clergy and press are embraced in the list of 5,000 invited guest*. Fifteen hundred old cade's will be here in camp. The banquet will he prepared for several thou*aud on July 3, and fireworks and artillery will celebrate the Fourth. Every class, from 1830 to date, will be represented. “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” for July, is ju-t out; the number is especially attractive, with a pretty frontispiece, “Gee Up,” nu merous fashion and work illustrations, be sides an architectural design for a church. Why every lady should not be well and : fashionably dressed, w hen they can see so ' many pretty styles in “Godey,” is a mystery hard to solve, and also when they tan select i the pattern for the garment they desire, bv sending the coupon to the publisher. This is a most generous offer which every lady should at once avail herself of, by subscrib ing for the magazine.—Uodrift Lady'* Bool, Box U H, Phi la., Pa. A Duty to You r netf. It is surprising that people will use a common, ordinary pill when they can se cure a valuable English one for the same money. Dr. Acker’s English pills are a/x>t Hire cure ter sick-headache and all liver troubles. They are small, sweet, easily taken and do not gripe. Sold by C. Frank Jonea & Co. A Drummer’s Vtetcs of Drummers. “Facts—I’ll fill your paj>er with facts enough to knock you silly.” “Let ’em go.” “Well, say. I’m a traveliug man. Commercial tourist. Drummer. We have two or three associations. I l»elong to ’em all. Wc number 150,000 ami wc are kicking. Kicking about sleeping car porters. Wait till you see what we’ll do at our next meeting. We’re going to resolve not to pay ’em a cent. Now look here. Out of our 150,000 two-thirds of us, or 100,000, travel 200 nights in the year. Ain’t that so? Well, there’s 100, 000 on the road to-night. They'll give the porters a quarter each ; that’s $25, 000 a night; 2i)0 nights, $5,000,000 a year. The sleeping car companies have figured on this and only pay the porters $15 a month. They’re fly, and, mind you, this doesn’t count in other travelers. Put that in, will you ? Say, where did you get that five-eent torch, anyhow. Here, take a good one. I've got a box o’ ’em charged up as allowance on dam aged freight. An Ohio newspaper tells this story about Horace Porter, son of the General When he was in Princeton College (he graduated in the class of’87) he was ill for some days. While he was stretched out on a couch in his room there came a rap at the door. “Who’s thereV’ he shouted. “It’s me, Hr. McCosh,” was the answer in a hard Scotch brogue. "You’re a liar,” retorted Porter, who really thought it was a classmate, "it it was I)r. McCosh, he would say, ‘It is I.”' There was no answer to this but the sound of feet schilling down the corridor. Young Porter ran to the door, cuutiously opened it, looked down the hall, and saw the back and tall, stooped form of Dr. McCosh di-appear ing. The president of Princeton never spoke of the incident; nor did Porter until he had his sheepskin. Dumas, the elder, did not dote on news paper men. • A pencil shover once ap proached him. “You are a quadroon, 1 believe, M. Du mas?” began the enterprising interviewer. ‘‘1 am, Sir,” curtly replied Alexander the Great. "And your father?” ‘‘My father was a mulatto.” “And your grandfather, what was he?” “A negro,” growled the father of French historical fiction, beginning to wax restless under this straightforward catechism. “And might I presume to inquire whnt your greatgrandfather was?” “An ape, Sir,” thundered the author of “Monte Cristo,” springing to his feet; “my pedigree begins where your’s ends!” Judge Nelson of the district court admin isters justice rather than law. He is a gray haired Scandinavian, and does not have any special use for young lawyers. On one occasion, when Tom Kyan was trying a case before him, the judge made a ruliug which was so contrary to all precedent, though obviously taking a fair view of the matter, that the attorney became excited, and, jumping up, exclaimed : “The court can’t do that; the court can’t r mder a decision like that!” Judge Nelson w.ts calm and unmoved. “Young man,” he said, “sit down. The * court can render any decision it wants to. i m me court. Accepting honorary membership in the Maryland Tariff Reform Club, Mr Cleveland writes: "The object and purposes of the club have my hearty sympathy and support, and I believe their accomplishment abso lutely essential to the greatest prosperity of our people and the highest development of our country. .So far as parties are concern ed my hope and reliance for a better state of things is upon the Democratic party or ganization, which, in my opinion, cannot be true to its traditions and ancient creed without the hearty and sincere espousal of the cause to which your club is devoted." William Blaikie, author of "How to Get Strong, and How to Stay So," and “Sound Bodies for our Bovs and Girls,” will write, in Harper's Magazine for July, upon the question "Is American Stamina Declin ing?” and will make a number of practical suggestions for reforming our system of ed ucation in the direction of physical training. Rev. Atticus G. Haygood, D. I)., LL. D.f author of "Our Brother in Black,” and other works, and general agent of the John F. Slater Fund for the education of the negro, will contribute to Harpers Magazine for July a paper on "Th«* South and the School Problem,” in which he outlines the present situation. The crowd at the great Tunker (German Baptist) meeting at Harrisonburg, Virginia, last week is variously estimated at 15,000 to to 20,000 daily and not a disorderly person to be seen. The grounds are represented as a sea of humanity and the hitching grounds as a wilderness of vehicles. An excursion train of Methodist Sunday School teachers and scholars a few days ago was wrecked in Ireland. There were twelve hundred passengers. Seventy-five dead bodies were taken out—fifty of them chil dren, and many were injured. Xeuralgie Persons And those troubled with ti'-rvoiwnoss resulting from cure or overwork will be relieved by taking Brown's Iron Bitters. Genuine La» trade mark and crossed red Unes on wrapper.