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' W. W. B. OALLAHER. Editor.
Charleototrn.Jeffernon County. West Va.
March gtf, ISVO.
General Von Caprivi, comuiauder of ihe
tenth corps of the German army, has been
appointed chaueellor of the empire, to suc
ceed Bismarck.
By the wav what has become of senator
Kvuna of West Virginia? He hasn't been
heard of fer a long, long time. Is he stray
ed. loet or stolen '—ShephenUtoicn Register.
He was heard from on Thursday when
the decisive vote on the Blair bill was taken.
Governor Fleming seems to have taken
up the pardon business where Governor
\V llsou left off.—.Slafc Journal.
That’s where he took up the governorship.
k disposition on the Governor’s part to ex
ercise the pardoning power oughtn t to be a
cause of discouragemeut to West Virginia
-Some of the brainiest men in this
section, to sav nothing of Judge Daniel B.
Lucas.—// r. Sentinel.
What has he got against Judge Lucas?
*'You’re damned if you do, and you’re
damned if you don't” take a hand in the
Shenandoah improvement, it setni'. Ihe
Sentinel is hard to please
Deprived of the supreme genius oi Bis
marck, will it be passible for the armed truce
which the great diplomat has »o long pre
served between France and Germany to con
tinue, however fully the Emperor may be
resolved las he savs) to bo guided by the
former chancellor’s policy of peace ? W ill
not the touch of an unskilled hand precipi
tate the war that has seemed impending?
The Seittlnel thinks that the Republican
officials of the war department can ha "iu
duenced" in favor ol “desirable objects.’
Maybe so, but as the “desirable object’ in
this instance has been adjudged inexpedient
and unworthy, we hardly think they will
•tultify themselves by ordering the work to
be done—unless, as lias been stated, Senator
Faulkner and Congressman Wilson have
additional facts which will throw more
light on the subject.
A test rote was reached on the Blair bill
last Thursday and the measure met with a
decisive defeat. On the motion to order the
bill It) it* third reading and engrossment
the vote was —yeas 31, nays 37. Eight Deni
ocratic Senators, including the two from
Virginia, voted for the bill and four in tavor
of it were paired. The West \ irginia and
Maryland Senators voted against it. Mr
Blair, finding the motion **s lost, changed
his vote from yea to nay so as to make a
motion te reconsider.
The Emperor William has cordially thank
ed Prince Bismarck for his services and ap
pointed him Duke of Eauenburg, a field
marshal general and a colonel-general of
cavalry. The Emperor may be sincere in
his expression of gratitude to the ex-Cban
cellor and regret at his retirement, but the
fact remains that Bismarck resigned because
both he and the Emperor could not rule ami
neither would yield to the other. He had
been the actual supreme ruler of the Em
pire toe long te take the second place now.
The retirement of Prince Bismarck seems
an immeasurable loss to Germany iu its
relation to other nation> and may imperil
the unity of the great confederation ; but
au obstruction is removed from the path ol
the progress of democratic principles. I he
young Emperor, whose auibiliou it is to he
an absolute ruler, doubtless cherishes the
belief thst the resignation of the Chancellor
leaves the way clear for the accomplishment
of his aims; but unless he is another ‘‘man
of blood and iron” he cannot withstand the
democratic tendency of the age.
Major-General George Lrooir, commander
of the Department of the Missouri, I’nited
States army, died suddenly of heart disease
last Friday morning, in his room in the
Grand Pacific Hotel at Chicago, in the 02nd
year of hi* age. Gen. Crook was a native
of Ohio and graduated at the M litary Acad
emy in ’52. He served in several Indian
expeditions, and went into the civil war as
a colonel of Ohio iufautry. He was wound
ed in the action at Lewisburg, \V. Ya., and
in ’02 was hrevetted lieutenant colonel t"r
his services at Antietam. He took an active
part in subsequent actions in Virginia and
in Sheridan’s Shenandoah campaign, and
in ‘64 received brevets of brigadier-general.
Kince the war his services have been inti
mately associated with Indian campaigns,
which he conducted so successfully as to win
the *obriquctot’“The Great Indian Fighter."
He wa> appointed major-general in ’88.
Our beloved little contemporary at Har
per’* Ferry indulges in some withering -ar
casm tiecause we *poke lust week of its "lim
ited *pace,” and say* that the Free PrE"
sec* itself to the total eclip-o >f all “con
temporaneous lights," "though they show
twenty column* of reading mutter against
ten or twelve" of ours. Now, we had no
thought of beiug so cruel a* to iu-titute a
comparison between the Free Press and
Sentinel. We don’t like to jump on a fellow
•mailer than ourself. But, a> we are forced
to a contemplation of the facts in the case,
what are they * The copy we received of
the Suntin*T$ i**jeof the loth, was a half
•heet, containing exactly fourteen narrow
column* »n all, of which less than eight and
a-half wera devoted to reading matter -and
such reading matter ’ This week the
tinrl sent u* a full sheet of twenty-eight
column*—about nineteen columns of read
ing matter. The fourteen columns of the
outside, including a little more than eleven
of reading matter, are printed away from
home, and over them the editor of the Sen- ,
tine! ha* no control and couldn’t insert a
line on the first or fourth page to save his
life. But if the Sentinel wants more space,
let it imitate the Free PrEs- and come to
the top, where ‘‘there’s always room.”
After all, its the quality, not the quantity,
that make* the difference
♦ ▼
The Ritchie Gazette (Republican; says that
ballot reform is not needed in this State, j
Nut tor the OaxeUe't purposes certainly.—r kee
Putts. ' j •
i\ e Ritchie Gazette desires fair elections
as much as auy paper in the country ; but
it does not beiieVe that fraud was rautpaut 1
at the election el 1SSS. The bowl for bal- , i
lot reform comes with poor grace from a J
party fresh from the theft of the governor- j
■»hip’of the 6late. The alleged ballot re
form hill introduced in the Legislature pro
viaed neither a remedy nor a penalty lor
the hideous political crimes committed by
the Democratic party in West \ irginia
j within the last fifteen months. How de
lightful a thing it is for a grinning political
deformity, a horrible skeleton caught with
its mask off, such as the disgusting, decay
ing, decrepit, debased, debauched old wreck
I which h.i* misgoverned in this Stute for the
iast twenty years, to come in stoopiug be
neath a load of guilt, and witii its ghastly
features working iu gro*s burlesque, scream
iu the feeble tones of a dying effort, “ballot
I reform !” A party that has tampered with
ballot buses, trampled on tbe constitution,
defied the law, issued false certificates of
I election, drugged members of the Legisla
turc, made threats of assas'ination, and
finally raped and stolen the highest office
in the State, is a sweet, beautiful and mag
nificent one indeed to talk of ballot reform
Let the murderer sigh for peace, the dc
bauchee for virtue, the highwayman for or
der, and let there be given to the wolf, the
tiger and the hyena grace, love and mercy,
j while the Democratic party of West Vir
I ginia demands ballot reform. This is, in
; truth, the greatest travesty, the keenest sa
tire and the highest diversion ever offered
I the people.— Ritchie Gazette.
Whether or not the Democratic party can
consistently demand fair elections, it is quite
consistent for the Republican party to op
pose them. The Gazette takes the defensive
j whenever the subject of election frauds is
mentioned ; there is evidently a »ore spot
right there; and if howls and calls names,
and admits, every time it opens its capacious
mouth, that the grand old party is respon
I sible for all the election rascality perpetra
' ted in thi ^tate. Only a week or two ago
it said that if the Republicans were guilty
of the * rimes they are accused of, they
woulun t enact a law to Keep mem irom uo
mg the like again, and if they were not
guilty they would not comply with the de
mand for a reform law. Clearly it thinks
that eheiion law .are not needed to restrain
any but Republicans. Does anybody sup
pi ..e tha if tbe Uaietle thought the Repub
lican party perfectly innocent, and the
Democratic party guilty of all that it
charge*, it wouldn’t want a law to “keep
.hem from doing the like again? ’ Of course,
it doesn't want ballot reform. Is there any
kind of reform that the Republican party isin
favor of? Does it demand, or promise, or
suggest the pos.ibility of reform in any di
rection ? Does it improve or elevate or pu
rify anything in the State or Federal gov
ernment that it takes hold of? Its creed is,
apparently, that everything is too good as
it is, and ought to be made a little worse.
And so the eminent Republican states
man, Mr. Morris—a State Senator and lnth
or to supposed to be a lawyer—opposed tbe
ballot reform bill because it "provided
neither a remedy nor a penally” for crimes
a lcged to have been committed by the Dem
ocratic party within a year or so before.
He wanted au ex post facto penalty, for
Democrats only ! There’s a sample of West
Virginia Republican statesmanship and le
gal attainment for you.
In common with bis fellow R publicans
Mr. Morris sheds bitter tears over the fail
ure of the party of moral ideas to reap the
rewards of its infamous attempt to get the
g ivernorship of West Virgiuia by the fraud
and corruption of tbe election ol ’Sf>, and
hurls abuse at the contest committee (of
which he was a member), and defames the
judicial body authorized t>y tbe Constitu
t on to determine the contest (to w hich he
belonged) because its judgment did not
accord with what lie pretends to have been
his opinion. And all the while he exults
with ghoulish glee as this or that Republi
can ‘breaks into Congress” and is given the
s#at of a fairly elected Democratic member,
l.v Siw»uL-or nutftil nroi’css.
He hurls maledictions against the Demo
cratic party, securing to exhaust a vocabu
lary of invective that Ingalls might envy ;
but above his furious charges of appalling
crimes against the suffrage sounds the Ga
2’ ttc't declaration :
“Ballot reform not needed in this State.”
Thirty-five surviving members of Com
pany B, first Virginia cavalry, Confederate
army, had a reunion at St Clair Motel at
Martinsburg on Thursday. This company
was made up of Berkeley county men, and
was commanded successively by Captain
John Blair Hoge, Kirk Hammond, (who
was killed by the side of Gen. J. K B.
Stuart at Yellow Tavern.) and J. N. Cun
ningham. ('apt. \V. B. Colston, second
Virginia infantry, by request, delivered the
opening address. Letter- of regret were
r. ad from Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Hon.
John B air Hoge.
It i> a nice tiring to live in a District rep
r -ente 1 in Congress by a man who is cer
tain of rennmination and re-election. It
makes easy work and harmony in the con
vention- and walk overs on election days.
The condition prevails in the Second Dis
trict, where such a majority i- returned for
Hon. Wm. L. Wilson that Speaker Heed
did not even “suppose the case.”—Do~
\ miniow.
On last Thursday Congressman Barnes
( .nipt n, of Maryland, was unseated by a
partv vote and the republican contestant,
S K. Mudd, declared the representative in
Congr. hs of the fifth Maryland district.
The Maryland delegation, like that of West •
Virginia, is now evenly divided between ;1
the Democratic aud Republican parties. i '
The Richmond completed its four- '
teenth year on the 20th inst. Its career has 1
been a -ucces-ful one—it- course fully meet- *
ing the expectations and satisfying the *
wishes of its patrons. It is a true Virginia >
paper, and we hope for it continued proa- t
perity. j <
Jonathan Keene, a well-known farmer of
L- udoun county, was thrown under the ti
w -1 of a wagon and received injuries r
which caused hi- death the next day. His a
remain: were taken to Berryville for iuter- d
ment. , a
Baltimore Conference.
The Baltimore Conference, M. E. Church,
jouth, ended its session in Baltimore last
Wednesday. The delegation to the General
Conference was completed, and is as follow*:
Clerical delegate*—Revs. R. Smithson, J.
A. Kern, I). P., J. S. Gardner, P. D-,
Rodger*, D. P , David Bush, S. G. bergu
*ou; alternates—Rev*. J. E. Armstrong, R.
R. S. Hough, W. H. D. Harper, P. H. Whis
ucr, P. P Lay Delegates—T. J. Magru
ler, C. F. Digg*, T. T. Fishburne, Geo. R.
Hill. J. M. McWhorter, A. L. Pugh ; alter
nates—Jas. Chalmers, J. E. Wilson, J. E.
Crout, J. P. Houck.
Rev. J. Edgar Wilson was made colport
age agent for the Confercnce.fo succeed Rev.
A. A. P. Neel, who, it was found, could not
be spared for that work.
The Conference adopted a resolution of
thanks to Mr. Charles Shipley, of Baltimore,
for the gift of Frederick Avenue Church
valued at $10,000.
Roanoke, Virginia, was chosen as the next
place of meeting.
The following are the appointments for
Winchester district: Rumsev Smithson.
Presiding Elder.—Winchester, T. E. Car
son; Winchester circuit, F. A. Strother, one
to be supplied by P. II. Kern ; b rout Royal
and Riverton, J. E. Armstrong; Linden
Mission, C. W. Marr; Warren Mission,L.
Fox ; Page Mission. W. S. Holland ; Ccdar
ville.S. Townsend, A. P. Boude, sup.; Ber
ry vi lie, W. E. Woolf, W. II. Marsh ; Bruce
town, 1.. R. Jones, J. S. Engle; Martins
burg, J. W. Dufley; Berkeley, Hila* R
Snapp; Charlestown, J. S. Gardner; Freder
ick Mission, J. Woolf, E. F. lleterick.sup ;
Jefferson, C. K Millikcn; Shepherdstown,
J. R. Van Horne; Straaburg Mission, J. £\
Hopkins; Woodstock, B. F. Ball; Edin
burg, O. C. Beall ; Mt. Jackson Mission,.!
K. Gilbert; John A. Kern, professor in Ran
dolph Macon College ; J. P. Hyde, president
Valley Female College.
Amonir the chamres made are the follow
ing: Sani’l Rodgers,presiding elder Balli
more district; Arlington, Md , H. II. Ken
ncdv ; Montgomery Md., A. A. P. Neel
Mt. Vernon Place, Washington, J. T. Wight
man : Falls Church, W. A. Wade ; Dranes
ville, J. J. I'ngle ; Middleburg, W.G. Ilam
mond ; Morrisville, Jno. 0. Tackett; Staun
ton, J. T. Williams; Waynesboro’ J. L
Kihlcr. P. H. Whisner, presiding eldei
Roanoke district;Salem, J. S. Hutchinson
S. G. Ferguson presiding elder Lewisburj
district; Alderson, S. V Hildebrand. Geo
T. Tyler presiding elder Moorefield district
Wardeusville Mission, (J. A. Wheat. W
G. Kggleston is reappointed to Hamilton
J. I.. Shipley to Hinton, W. F. Locke t<
Springfield, J. (). Knott to Lewisburg, anc
W. K. Marshall to Christinnsburg. C. H
Wood goes to Piedmont.
The celebrated chancery cause of the Fi
delity Insurance and Trust Company vs
the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company
wa* decided last Thursday, by the Supreme
Court of Appeals. The opinion was deliv
ered by Judge Brannon. Judge Lucas
who was of counsel in the court below, wn
absent. It is held that the Central Im
provement Company is entitled to equitabh
compensation under the agreement of A pri
29, 1878, for the failure of the Sbenandoat
Valley Railroad Company to deliver tin
second mortgage and increase bonds called
for by that ngreement, but this equitabb
compensation must be subject to the firsi
mortgage bond# held by the Fidelity Com
pany as trustee to the amount of $15,000
per mile at six (not seven) per cent, pei
annum. The amount of compensation al
lowed the Central Improvement Company
is fixed by the face value of the bond*
which were to be deliverd to it under said
agreement, as follows: $250,000 with in
ter-si from the 1st day of April, 1870, sub
ject to a credit of $11,000, and a further sum
of $379,224, without interest. The first sum
represents the second mortgage bonds, and
the second sum ot $379,224 represents the
inproau*. 1 Whuf w Irnmvn in “thi*
Philadelphia record and attachment,” was
held no bar to recovery by the Central Im
provement Company, except as an offset
to the interest of the $11,(XX) mentioned
above. The order of priorities in the pro
ceeds of the snle when the road is sold is
fixed as follows: First, proper cost of plain
tiffs in these causes: second, receivers' cer
tificates or charges under the receivership;
third, the first mortage bonds, with interest
thereon at six per cent, per annum to the
extent of $15,000 per mile; fourth, to the
Central Improvement Company $250,000,
with interest from the first day of April,
1S79. with provision to meet the contin
gency of insufficiency of proceeds ns indict
ed in decree; filth, to the Central Improve
ment Company the further sum of$.‘179,224,
with interest from this date; sixth, one per
cent, interest on the «aid first mortgnge
bonds of April 1, 1SS0; seventh, bonds se
cured by general mortgage, April 5, 1881;
eighth, increase mortgage bonds of Febru
ary 12, 18<t; ninth, such receivers’ certifi
cates as cannot he paid under second class,
above specified. The Circuit Court of Jef
ferson county was reversed throughout. The
decision is not considered as favorable to
the Central Improvement Company as that
nf Judge Duckwat).
The number of Harper's Young Veople to
tie pub ished March 25th will have a nota
ble array: Edwin Eassetter Bynner will
:ontribute a short story entitled “Jammer’s
3ho*t." illustrated by W. I*. Snyder; Wil
iam Hamilton Gibson, an article on “The
Spring Peeper’s,” illustrated from his own
Irawings; E. H. House, a sketch entitled
‘Japanese Jack Ashore”; Lydia F. Em
net, a full-page illustration el a tableau en
it'ed “Queen B -.sand Sir Walter Raleigh,”
vith explanatory text; Howard Pyle, a fairy
torv entitled “Where to Lay the Blame,”
laboratelv illustrated from his own dravv
ngs;and Edith M. Thomas, a poem en
itled “A Cry of the Newsboy—NVir* / Sun !
r World
Charles Sheehan, of Hagerstown, a brake
ian on the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, :
a-* run over and killed at the junction,
bout a i ile south of Hagerstown, Thurs
ay m< ;ing. He was about 18 years of i
5*- t
Italian Music Mcakens Sicret MemoHes
of Departed Day* tn Dear
Old Virginia.
Eds. Baltimorean: Since my last letter
from Wanamakerville I have been travel
ing in Germany. At least I suppose I have
been traveling i» Germany, for nearly all
' the people who do not speak German, speak
badly lractured English; and they come at
you in so many different ways; they hash
their sentences. I was driving up from
the depot to a little town the other day, and
: I said to the driver:
“I want to see Mr. Didlehopperdomorc;
do you know if he is in town ?
“Did you want to see him once?”
“Well, I wouldn’t mind seeing him
“Veil, he is in town, but I don’t think
you can see him.”
“Why not?”
“Veil, you see he was gitting himself bu
ried ?”
“Getting himself buried ! what for?”
“Oh ! well, he was dead once.’’
And that’s the way it goes.
To-day at dinner, for instance, we have
seven kinds of pie. Among them was n
new kind te me ; it was brown sugar pie.
As it may be new to some of my fair read
ers who are interested in the world's fare, 1
give the directions how te make one.
You want to make more than one. You
make a pie crust, a crusty crust, with plenty
of shortening, considerable length and gone
depth. Then you fill it with brown stigai
and bake it. Then you give it to youi
husband for dinner; then you collect his
life insurance.
Well, I am fond of new things, and call
ing the flaxen haired, blue eyed, ror>y
cheeked waitress to me, with an Edwit
Booth te-'ture. I said :
“Will you bring me another piece of pie
please ?”
“Lemon, orange, raisin, pumpkin, cheesi
or brown sugar pie?”
"Brown sugar, please.”
She disappeared for a moment and tber
returned with a face considerably elongat
"I am very sorry, air, but the brown suga
pie is all—”
“All what?”
“Why, it’s all.”
“Well, I don’t want all of it,just i
“But we haven't any, its all—”
It then dawned upon my bec'oudpd mini
that when she said it was “all,” she moan
it was all gone.
’ “Oh ! you mean it’s all gone?”
“Yes, sir, it's all—”
I have no doubt she thought I was a ver;
dumb man. Well, maybe I am, but sh
wasn’t a dumb belle by any means.
I helped to celebrate St. Patrick’s day ii
three separate and distinct towns. I liai
, greens for breakfast, dinner and supper.
If this letter should be slichtly disjointei
and unconnected and have a sort of mac
, caroni flavor, you will please blame it 01
three Italian players who are in the roon
, beneath me. One harps on a harp and th
other two do violence to violins.
The music is not particularly musical
, but it pierces the ceiling and the drum o
the ear. And although they are doini
murder most foul in a chicken-hearted way
yet some old tunes they have been plsyini
have set memory te work, and playei
strange tricks with my fancy. Even nor
they are playing “Old Black Joe.” Ah
where am I ?
Back in an old Virginia town, in a crowd
ed hall, the orchestra consisting of threi
pieces, has played a few bars of the air, ant
out upon the stage 1 spe "Old Black Joe.’
I know my friend, and the burnt cork
ragged clothes, bent form and tottering gai
add very much to the effect, as in his riel
velvety tones he sings :
“I'se coining, yes. coming, for ray head ii
bending low."
And the grass grows green above hi.<
grave, down in old Virgiuia, and the voice
• « i i l » _t_
IS UllsiitMJ UII nubu, I»ut pwmrui»n mm viumi
has caught it and held it. The tune
changes and the tears come all unbidden as
another half forgotten song comes up into
my lonesome room and peoples it with
old familiar faces. The violin has a voice
and my heart hears it singing :
“When the Roses Come Again?”
When did I first hear that song"
A girl with closed lids is singing in the
dark. She is b ind, but like most blind
people her soul is fil ed with music. And
then a strolling player is singing it for me.
One of my friends hears him, and the song
becomes his own. The room is haunted,
oh! friends of my youth, stay awhile and
bring the echoes, happy echoes of the past
with you.
It is Sabbath morning in the old home
church; there is a hush and then to the
tune ol "When the Roses Came Again,” a
rich, full voice is singing:
“Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly."
Dear old walls, of the dear church, you
hold the echoes still. And the singer is
still singing. The violinist, all unconscious
of what he is doing, begins playing‘ The
Kiss Waltz.” Whv, its old Jack, the dar
key fiddler, aud his two assistants, he is
calling out:
“All Sh&ssay.”
Where are they, the boys and girls of
that merry party? I meet some of them
sometimes, and we recall the old times.
They are men and women now in the hur
ry and bustle of life, but after talking
' awhile we turn back the pages and are
young for a little while. Play on, Jack,
play on, aud carry me back to the old Vir
ginia shore. I don't care to dance, I am
very happy, back here in the corner, wh re
a voice is making music for me. and a pair
of big, brown ayes, are beginning to light
up my life. The music dies, the Italians
have stopped. But the music of that voice
still makes my life melodious and the brown
eyes makes the sunlight and the starlight of
my life.
Dear reader, I beg your pardon ; it is not
often your Keeter gets into the pathetic
vein, but the bead grows tired of the "cap
and bells'' sometimes, and the heart beneath
tho mottled soul has its aches.
A mop Kf^tek.
Martlnhburo UatterB.
From the Stateiman.
Mr. H. H. Boyd, our live real estate man,
has sold within the last week, bis Hedges
farm for $5,-500, the F. M. Pauling farm for
$3,500, two lots on Race street for $1,400,
and one lot at the head «f Boyd avenue tor
The Edison Electric Light and Illumi
nating Co. are putting in a solid and sub
stantial Electric Light plant in this city.
It is thought they will be ready to turn on
the light sometime in April.
Mr. Frank Eiohelberger has accepted the
position of business manager of the Mar
tinsburg Independent.
The following sales of real estate were
made last Saturday at public auction in
front of the Court House:
Farm of 1171 acres, owued by heirs of
Geo. H. Anderson, sold by special commis
sioners, to Mrs. Helen L. Anderson for $20
per acre.
The farm of 400 acres owued by the heirs
of David Deck, sold by special commission
ers, to Robt. Lamon for $9 90 an acre.
The Fisher A Fiske store building on
West King street, was sold to J. W. R.
Fisher for $2,285.
The residence of the late W m. H. hiske
on West John street, was sold t» Philip
Sayles for $1,125.
Gen. Robert C. Schenk died at his home
in Washington on Sunday, aged 80. He
was a member of Congress from Ohio and
minister to Brazil before the war; served in
, the first battle of Bull Run, and under Rose
cranz in West Virginia, and was wounded
at the second battle of Bull Run; he also
rendered effective service in the Gettysburg
campaign. In ’(52 he defeated Vallanding
ham for Congress and was one of the Re
publican leaders in the House for several
years. He was minister to England in 1870,
Fire at Point of Hocks, Frederick county,
! Maryland, on Sunday, destroyed the store
and dwelling of B. D. Chambers, the Amer
ican Hot el, and three dwelling houses
1 owned by Mr. Chambers. Frederick fire
men were telegraphed for and arrived in
time to save the buildings surrounding the
burning block. Loss on the hotel property
SlfiOO and on the Chambers property $4,900,
No insurance.
Mr. Wm. Lough ridge, who had a national
reputation as the inventor of the IiOtighridge
air brake and as a pioneer maker of modern
I appliances, died in Philadelphia Friday,
, Mr. Lough ridge resided mauy years in
Washington, and was fur some time a resi
dent of Baltimore. He was the father ol
Mrs. Alexander Neill, of Hagerstown. Mr
, Loughridge was about 74 years of age.
* Died last Friday night, at her son’s resi
dence on Charles Street, Baltimore citv
1 Mrs. George H. McClure, in the79th year o:
I her age. Mrs. McClure was formerly t
resident of this city, was known well by ole
1 people and was a sister of Mrs. John W
l’itzer, of West King St. Interment or
1 Monday of this week.—ilartinsburg States
1 man.
5 -*'•*"
Neuralgic. Versons
Au«l those troubled with nervousness resulting
, from rare or overwork will l»e relieved by taking
I lirou’n's Iron Hitters. Genuine
has trade mark aud crossed red lines on wrapper.
Mr. T. C. Child, formerly senior mcrabei
f of the milling firm ot Child, McCreight
I Co , of Harper’s Ferry, died Monday in Ho
r auoke.
Cures Indigestion, Biliousness, Dyspepsia. Mala
ria, Nervousness, and General Debility. I’liysi
( eians recommend it. All dealers sell it. Genuine
has trade mark aud crossed red Hues on wrapper.
1 Ex-Gov. Holiday, who is again traveling
around the globe, recently had ai: attack o;
la grippe at Auckland, New Zealand.
Senator Kenna was at the St. Patrick)
Day banquet in Richmond and replied tr
the toast, "The United States."
The Wheeling Register recently appeared
in a handsome new dress and greatly im
proved in appearance.
The Hagerstown Globe has entered upon
its twelfth year.
•Yetr Advertisements.
Suffering from the effect* of youthful error*, early
decay, wasting weakness, lost manhood, etc., I will
■end a Taluable treatise (sealed containing full
particular* for home cure, FREE0? charge. A
splendid medical work ; ehould be read by every
man who la nervous and deb.mated. Addresi,
Prof. F. C. FOWLER, Moodus, Conn.
Mar. 26, 1800—ly.
rpO all persons indebted to Fairvicw Csnie
A tery Company, for burial lots, are hereby
notified to pay for said lots from present date
to the 30th of May, or else forfeit all claim* of
said lot.
Bv order of Trustees,
Jamt* E. Tolbert, Sec’y.
Mar. HO, 1890—td.*
Administrator's •Yofire.
rpHE undersigned having been appointed
A and having qualified on the 26th inst. as
administrator with the will annexed of Char
ity Jones, deceased, of Halltown. all persons
haring claims against the said estate ars re
quested to present the same duly proven to,
and all persons indebted to saic estate are re
quested to settle with me.
Administrator of Charity Joneg, dee d.
March 26. 1*90—It.
Dissolution Notice.
Charlestown, W. Va„ March 24. 1890.
The copartnership now existing between the
undersigned, under the firm name of Wm
Phillips A Sons, will be dissolved by mutual
consent on April 1st, 1*90. S. Lee Phillips with
drawing, after which the book* of above firm
will be in the hands of S. Lee Phillips for set
tlement All parties indebted to said firm will
be required to make settlement at once with
Mr. Phillips, who will have entire charge of
the accounts of the old firm
The business will be continued under the
firm name of Wm Phillips A Sons, consist ng
of M. M. Phillips. R. H. Phillip* and 0. M
Thanking all for the liberal patronage be
stowed in the past, we shall use our best efforts '
to merit a continuance of the same.
Mar. 28, 1890.
Every Article People Wear
From Birth to Death, (Ex
cept Ladies' Hats.)
Everv article ha» the orice marked on it in
plain figures. No deviation in prices.
If you can’t come to see us,
Finest, Medium and Common
Fabrics in every line
of Wear.
Silks Satins, Plushes and Trim
mings ; notions, wraps and
gum goods; ladies’ and chil
dren’s shoes; ready-made cloth
ing; gent’s furnishing goods;
piece goods and tailoring.
We buy for cash and sell for cash. Neither
otir customers nor ourselves pay extra profits
to pay for the expenses of the credit system or
for the goods of those who buy on credit and
never pay. Lowest cash prices marked on ev
ery article—no deviation from these prices.
XJp degraft’s,
One Price C'a»h Store,
Mar. 26. 1890.
For Sale.
it. HORSES—three and four years old. Ex
tra fine animals.
March 12, 1800.
s.1.00 Ketrard.
I.'MVE DOLLARS RFWARDfor information
* leading to the arrest and conviction of
anv person or persons stealing chickens.
March 12, 1890. Mayor.
For Kent.
rpHE Commodious Dwelling House of John
A E. Hilbert,onCongress street,Charlestown,
is for Rent—possession given on the 1st day of
April next. Apply to
WANTED.—Agents to solicit orders for our
choice and hardy Nnrserv Stock
Sternly Work for Energetic Temperate Men.
Salary and expenses, or commission if pre
ferred. Write at once. State age. Address,
1430 South t’enn Square.
March 12, 18!*)—It. Philadelphia. Pa.
INTENDING to remove from town 1 will sell
at my residence on Samuel street on
Saturday, March 29th, 1890?
at I o’clock, I‘. M., my
consisting of
Also (unless previously disposed of at private
TERMS.—Six Months Credit on all sums of
$10 and over, Negotiable Note, well endorsed,
bearing interest from date; under $10, Cash.
No property to be removed until terms are
complied with.
March 1U, 189u.
I WILL offer at Public Sale, on my farm
known as “Belle View," situated on the
, Harper’s Kerry and Smithlield Turnpike, two
miles west of Charlestown, on
Saturday. March 29th, 1890,
and 3-year-old COLTS; also 15 or 20 nearly
Durham Heifers and Bulls
from one to two and a-half years old.
TERMS OF SALE.—A credit of Nine Months
will be given, the purchaser giving Negotiable
note, veil endorsed, payable «t the 1st Nation
al Bank of Jefferson at Charlestown, with in
terest from date.
Daniel Heflebower, Auct’r.
March 10, 1890.
Again we arc ready with an immense assort
ment of
Gold and Silver Watches,
for Ladies and Gentlemen.
direct from the manufacturers—a carefully
selected line.
Gold Spectacles and Eye-Glasses,
Until after the Holidays we will add constant
ly to our stoch. Soliciting an early
inspection. I am respectfully.
C. W. BROWN Jeweler.
Washington St.
Dec. 11. HWO.
Never before bus been better
prepared to meet the
of the people—old and young, rich and j>oor,
regardless of sex or previous condition, than
now. The stock is large, varied and fresh,
consisting of
Foreign and Domestic!
Infinite Variety of
Dolls, Games, novelties,
And in store ulso large supplies of sweetmeats
and the essential elements for Cakes and Pud
dings for the Holiday time.
Families or individuals supplied with CAKE
of every kind. FRUIT CAKE a specialty.
All made to order or for sale at my counter. I
have made unusual preparation to supply the
Oysters—the best quality—sold in quantity
to suit purchasers.
Respect fully,
U,., ii . i-i HENRY DUMB
Free Sample Box containing Ten Days
Treatment sent to any address on receipt of
ouvn m.nyaoii-1 i s *»
to w nipkir.d. ivc f fillet *|H I'M ( i • • :
* *|um*S •,.. i, ... Hi! •,;l M - . * s*
j Ltscv'iiio, Prarilis, Ov as i I ••,<1
rumor, in lli-ir early »t»:-**, sod ihe Imj l -i of
innumerable end unmcmunable lufferm » ibal
alV.. t the paiicnl. Try ii and you ».11 ... • m. »•
hi, lri i!.of < lii.'M have: "Oh, I feel I i ■ a rent
woman tine, mh'» Irestment w t ■ t ' ' •<»
an y t, i,I of the I'lliUd Stale* on re, • ; 1 , ! 11 ; i*
month- Al. n. > rcfun.'.-difsi iirei*, ' I r <1
mftr: '• *
Hlis:* SltwICM. CO.. I M. i .
Oct. 3. lWi)—Ijr.
f ITK will pay the highest market print in
OAK) and SPANISH OAK BARKS delivered
at our mill in Charlestown or F. 0. 11. cars on
any Railroad.
Will also buy BARK STANDING by tin
cord or tract, where accessible to railroad
For particulars call on or address
Feb.5. ’iW—.Tin. GKO. CAMPBELL A CO.
IITE are still the leader in Low I'ri * Tin
VV ware. Full stock always on band boug.t
before the advance in tin plate.
Gallon Glass Oil Can only.-V .
Half-Gallon ..
Gallon Tin Oil ( Ml “ .tGc
Also full stock of Cake Pans. Jelly Pans, Brea-1
and Cuke 1 foxes, Bucket* or an sues, imm
^etts, Chamber Pails, Coal Hoda, Ac Hope
you will give me a call before you buy as we
can save von money. Respectfully.
Not. 20.l««>. C. I). EH\ .
•Yeir Hoot!*.
N" KW Raisina. Citron and Currant*. Califor
nia Figs and Date*. C. D. KI^ .
HICK WHEAT FLOUR and N. O. M«.la«‘*
—new crop. C. D. KBy.
HOMINY and Beans, and all flavors «»f
Fruit. Puddine. C. I). KBY.
Adams Express Office
One Door West of Carter House.
March 5,1M0. Agent.
1?GGH from pure-bred Plymouth It**'
_j Light Brahma*. Wyandott*. White Is? J
liom*. Rouen and l’ekin Ducks. Also pur
hre<l Berkshire pigs, for sale by
C D. WY80NG,
Sliepherdstown. W. \a
March 6, 1800—2m.
MISS MARY COCK RILL is prepared to do
ST A M PINO ; also Dress making and fam
ily Sewing. At residence of her father, < »J !
D. H. Cockrill.
January- 7. '*<>.
Dr. King'* Spertarlf*•
(HAVE the agency for those Spectacle* and
guarantee to fit an\- eye or return the more,’ •
f’or Sale.
formation apply at
Jan. 1. 1800. FREE PRESS OFFI' r.
1 Powder. Whale Oil and Carbolic Soap M*;
Silver Mercurial OintmenLand.BedI BngPn*
son. J*y|ITHAW».
Pace Curtains. Table Cloths. Napkin*.-Sun 1
Covers, Ladi«* and Gents' Handkerchiefs.
Ml FOI I» •
pieces of Sheet Music at 10c each in the
Book and Stationery department
Oft. 11 '§«. AlbQUITlI A «.u.

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