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VOLl'MK so. -VOU-ME i.i. NEW SEkTks! CHAKLKSTOWX. JEFFEIiSONCOUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBKli 13. ISflO. >0.7.
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JOB WORK —Fosters, Sale Bills. Circulars. Cards, etc., executed promptly, neatly and at fair prices. _ Profess i o h (it 1V# rtts. PHYSICIW lM* SVRGEOS. Cor. CoDgres- and Samuel Sts.Opposite Baptist Church. Charlestown. Vi. \ a. Otlice hours—7— s W A. M. t -J P- M., and 6-8 F. M Feb. 5, 1800—6m. jy:. C. T. RICHARDSON, l»/f YSICIAS & SURliEOS. , i_. r a*.__ ll‘,a April 4, 1374. 1 JK. J. 1). STARRY. Charlestown, Jeferstm County, I Vest 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 streets. January 22. IM I 4MB ML RANSOM, Jr.. DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY. Offers bis Professional Services to the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity. tTOffice in Hi ntek Biildims. in the rooms recently occupied by Hon. Andrew Hunter as Law Ottiees.oppositeOourt House, Chariestewn, West Virginia. April 13, lsv> y. £JR. E. DOUGLAS DAVIS, DENTIST, lias located in Charlestown for the practice of his profession. Is supplied with all the modern appliances and prepared to serve the public in a -a’ i -(factory manner. Office in building of Mr. II. 0. Talbott, near ly opposite First National Bank. June 27, l*vt. yi7 M. H. TRAVERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will practice in the Courts of thisCounty auu the adjoining Counties. Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max well. and nearly opposite the"Carter House. November 23.l*t»o. George Baylor. Wm. L. Wilson. IJAYLOR <k WILSON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ChtvU*t“Sn, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will attend the Courts «f 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, 1*7*1. i E. KENNEDY. ATTORNEY AT L.tlf. Charlestown, Jefferson County, H' t Virginia. Will practice in Jefferson atid adjoining Coun Office in Northern end of Lawyer’s Row. September 2». 1373—tf. O J. C. MOORE. CJ • ATTORNEY AT LA If, Rerrytiile, Chit LuConniy, Virginia. and f t I KON MoOUK. ITTORSEY IT/. Ilf. ‘ ktti '•••', ■../(;/ Co.inty. Iff/ I" loirs, A ! mi i- -take cases jo.ntly in the Courts ot b«c it of said Counties. May 11, 1S72. 1 A. LIPSCOMB, ATTORNEY AT LA If, K’i i r:' ot City, Dirt' , t of Columbia ^rltuonis t and 10 Ohauneey Building, 321 id 323 1) Struct. N. W. April 20.1373. JOSEPH TRAPS ELL, tTIORNEY IT L 111 • ?no't''town, Jffnwn lou#iy9 r I’r t. r: t*s in the Courts of Virginia and West V • Attention paid to eolleetiou of claims. Jan. lo, Lvttl. 'KUEST W. P.KoWN, ATTORNEY ATI. Ill', CVi vU*U irti, JtjjfcrtOH Ihu/Uy, W**t Yirtjintu, Att. . !s toca> - « tlie ditT rent Courts of Weal Virginia and Maryland. Attention given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against the C.S. Government. eT Sjies-iai attention to Collections. Jan. 10. lSSO. rp C. GKEEN, ATTOR\EY AT L III’. Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Berke and Morgan inti-s in the I'nitcd State l'1' • • i oif a> Martins irg. and in the Su pri » • ,ir ApjH-.iS >f West Virginia. Sjh- .al attention to the collection of claims, and prompt remittances of the same. " h ■■ ”i latw lluiltling. rear of Court-house. Aug. g. i -:*! J. K. Kngle. / « IRsiin ,v ENGLE AT TORSEYS AT !. I If. * ./< ;J i • ’• I'ii iii. Practice in the Courts of Jeffers*>n and a*t oiiie • iiities. in the Supreme Court of W st Virginia, and in t ic Cm ted Stall - Dia tru l Court at Martinskurg Notary Public ill <>th «• in faiwyer’s llow, on George street. Jan h, |s‘»» l^KANK BE« KWITH ATTORSEY AT LA II'. Ci.arie-totrn. Jefferson County, West Virginia. Will practice in the courts of Jefferson and adjoining comities the C. S Courts and the Court of Appeals. Aug. 13. im NORTH CHARLES ST., CINDERELLA STOVES & RANGES. THE LEADIN'* Tin and Stove Emporium, U the place to uct hurjrain.;. The finest line of j Stoves t<> 'elect from in the State. Oil Stoves. lee Cream Freezers, Brass Kettles, Maslin Ket tles. Toilet Ware, Ag ate Ware, Hand made Tin w nrp • 1 in fact everything to be found in a first-class | Tin and Stove House. ROOFING AND SPOUTING a Specialty. Mv stock is complete and my j goods are the best that can be had. 1 think I j j can please, but hear in mind that this very ini- | portant place is North Charles Street, WEIRICK BUILDING, J W. Russell. Feb. 26, 18D0. AtrovsT SciULTa F. L. Pkpnjsix, Jr., j Painter. Smith. Now Carriage Factory, Charlestown, Jefftr*nu County, If’ l «. \lr E the unde rsigned have entered into a Co v T Partnc. -hip for the purpose of Manufac turing and Repairing CARRIAGES, BUGGIES UILETONS. DAYTON AND OTHER PLEAS URE WAGONS, Spring Wagons, DogCarts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., ' •n as tine style as can be done anywhere in the i Union at moderate prices. Being practical j mechahics we will be enabled to do all work l on correct, systematic principles, thereby pro- ' ducing work, durable and handsotue. REPAIR WORK A SPECi/lLfY ! We have secured the services of Mr, Thos, Ryan, so favorably known for years in connec tion with Maj. Hawks Factory, to ■ *. v;? the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to receives fair share o'" ~ •* erfron age, we pledge?ourselves to gi ** wv ! ceived. SCHULTE* DN.F.UX. :t>~sho| on Bloomerv Turn ^e, 2 Squares from Main St. May 21, 18S5 -tf. To the Public. HAVING purchased theFLOCRJtmlGRIST MILL at Charlestown known as the | “Locke Mill," ami put it in thorough repair for the manufa ' .:rc of the very best quality of “Burr." or >>'d pmcess Hour, we respectfully solicit public patronage. There will always be ; on hand a -apply of Flour. Corn Meal. Mill Feed, Ground Com. Cob, Etc., for sale or ex change. FOR THE TOWN CUSTOM ' all orders w. i 1 lie del ived at home of customer. Mr. T. F. E hiy, an experienced miller, is in I ter. -sted with us in the Milling Business, and | will give prompt attention to all orders. CHARLESTOWN WATER A MFG. CO. Aug . I ' - ■ °u^5FBFF vvn.-bi liL^ia Worth $100.00. in the world I'wiwt timekeeper Warrant**! bea»y 5oim tioiD hunting case* Both !adiea and rent • M.es. with works and him «( ri «alu« Oh in <•' w locality can secur om together with our lata* neofMoiHchoH These a* axe free. AH the w? tk > .• i nsed do is to show wbat we send you to those who call-y. «.r mends and n, chborsand thosa about >o«-that air. sv tr- suits to valuable trade foe ns. which holds for years when once stsrted, and thus we are repaid. Ws pay all eipresa. frvtrht, etc After s jti kn w ai». if Tou woo l like to *<> to work tor us, you can >jo • %sis - " Mad • Wren Stmaou si* ( o.. Boi HI I’ortluud. Maine. GEO. T LIGHT I I AS a full line of Blair’s Handy Paper T’*h 1 A lets for sale, noth fur Peu A Pencil. French Paper in tablets 35cts. Linen Paper “ “ .'15. Bill Heads “ “ 35. 8 tale men'- “ “ 35. Blanks receipts, Bonds Ac 10. Call and examine them. Owing to the re notion ol tax on Quinine, j am! for the benefit of the inflicted, weoffcr the I name at $2.<W per or,. Have on hand all the popular patent niedi- | ■ cines. At-—> keep all School Book A supplies, j GEO. T. LIGHT. Feb. 15, 1SS3. YJ^OODY A SANKY Hymns 1, 2, 3. and 4. ^I'HOOL .-TPPLIES. I have just received 0 a »t »k f School Supplies Lead Pencils, Sla'e Pencils, Pens and Pen Holders, Compo sition Books. 1 >!CTlTKE Frames—perfectly lovely ; Cor res l ponden e Cards—** Daisies”; Playing Cards f; ii -ju - o75cis.; Mourning Pi»l»-r ami En velope^. : NfAOUUM Oil, for Harness; Carbolic Acid. 1 ."Oct' ;.er bottle; Insect Powders. 50 cts. b. -the very be. ♦ ; Hog Powders. 50 ets. Is — Sold by GEO. T. LIGHT. Oct. IK. I>s4. Druggist. Farmers. I I* VERY farmer should have a can ol our j Brown or Bed Paint. It is put up in 1 and me alion cans, already to put on. The very thing for painting gates, pumps, roofs, and nil ~»r»> - if a ultnnd implements. AtSQPlTH A CO. \;»r |K *1 Marker Shop. ' P! I !\ r. tu : i • •.■ re .r *d‘ W.,;-.in II . in I. 'heal y, has been refitted and handsomely 1 furnished with improved <’hairs, Ac., and w ill j be vmd . ted by Samuel Brown. Customers i are assured of cleanliness in all the appoint ments, and comfortable, prompt and courteous SAMI BL BBOWN Clothes Renovated. May-* IH-» \I^E «-i” the attention <>f housekeepers tit vv the • ' lowing- Gelatine, Corn Starch, Irish M -- I’.pi. i Ext. Lemon, Ext. Vanilla. Ext Bitter Urn. id and French Rose Water all of which we carry constantly in stock at lowest pricis. AISOVITH A CO. Xov 17, 1637. 1 CAMERON&CHEW DEALERS IN GEN’AL MERCHANDISE. We aim to make Specialties of While we CHALLENGE COMPARISON of prices with all, our —Kspecial A.inr will be to furnish our customers the BEST QUALITY of gooods at a FAIR PROFITALLKOUNDj « April 1>, IS!*). WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, Insurance Agency, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. JETNA, 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, l'hoenix, of Hartford. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. German, of Wheeling. Jefferson, of Wheeling. Liverpool and London and Globe, of England, the largest foreign Company doing business in America. AGENTS: J. S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown ; C. L. BARNHART, DutHelds; JAS. W. LEAGUE. Middleway. ('HAS. 11. TRAIL, Harper's Ferry. A sworn statement of the conditions all Foreign Insurance Companies represented in this Agency will be found at the Clerk's Office, in compliance with State laws. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully, WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER, February 12,1888. Agents. The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. R. A. ALEXANDER, Secretary. Office, Gibson Building, Court-House yard, Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County, Insurance in a safe Company at the actual i of insurance, which is much cheaper than the ratc> usually charged, and keeps the money at home. Good risks from responsible parties are invited. Executive Committee meets every Friday. Directors Jos. Trapuell, Henry 15. Daven p >rt, J. Garland Hurst. John W. Rider, W. II. T. Lewis. R. Preston Chew, Win. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker. 8. W. Washington, II. I,. Snyder t'har'.c' P. Wilson. John H. Zittlc, Jacob S. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr. »saac II. 8trider. t’OL. R. P. CHEW.President. H. 15. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Externvi Committm-J. G. Hurst, Win. H. T. Lewis. Eugene Baker, Laae 11. Strider, it. P. Chew. 8. W. Washington. Local Aosxrs.—Middleway—J.G. Shirley; Harper's Ferry— Ohas. K. Trail; Shepherds town J.>. Fleming; DutHelds—C. L.Barnhart; Charlestown —Washington Alexander. Carter House Reopened. GEORGES. WATSON, Proprietor. "PHE CARTER HOUSE has recently under l goue a thorough renovation—newly paint ed, papere 1 and furnished, and on Monday, Mav l'dth, was reopened for the uccommoda timi t»i tli public, transient or rerinanem tiuests are a-ured that the best provision will be made lor their comfort in every prrticular. The House shall be a model of neatness and deanline». and the table will be abundantly and richly supplied. Attentive and courteous servants, only, will be retained, and the pro prietor will in>i only give general supervision, luit close attention to details, so that the guests of the House shall haw no room for complaint, but have complete satisfaction guaranteed them. May 21. l«w. REAMER'S HOWARD HOUSE Howard and Baltimore Streets, Baltimore, Md. I TAKE this method of informing my friends . and the public generally that I have leased llie above well-known hotel for a term of years, and have thoroughly renovated and refurnish ed the '.mic. 1 hope, by polite and strict at tention to business to merit a liberal share of public patronage. Terms $1.50 and $2.00 per dav. JAMES REAMER, Aug. 8, 1889. Proprietor. Surveying and Conveyancing. [WILL survey anywhere, promptly and at short notice—accuracy guaranteed. Special attentii.n paid in connection therewith to DKA1 - I NO DEEDS or any other irst rumen t.-'d Writing P. O.—Charlestown, Jefferson C<>., W. Va. Dee. 8, 1877. S. HOWELL BROWN. •Vctr Hoods. Nr K\V Raisins. Citron and Currants. Califor nia Figs and Dates. C. D. EBY. 1)l’CKWHEAT FLOUR and X. O. Molasses, J—new crop. C. D. EBY. HOMINY and Beans, and all flavors of . Fruit. Puddine. C. D. EBY. ’VTEW Potomac Herring in barrels, halves A l and dozen. Shad and herring roe. C. D. EBY. ‘Well. I won’i t maU-> that Then fan'! Delian, hot! 1 milea er..ugUia eatings on my thcea to pay m3 mj tioabla. *sH0IEB!aGkin§ Is taa only iinJ that W< laatAar tn%n Aik far Pik-Ron, whiA *.vill Stain Olo a n’-uv Fubniturk Varnish MILL STAIN GLASS ANO CHINAWAOC uf (/,r V.LL STAIN TINWMI* some * l St; in voon Old Baskcts time. •I L *TAI'I CAST'S CO«*CH ANO /SIP! kMES © SS§ fi! A -AIHT THAT CHt VATS. TRY I 7 WOLFF is ILi.lCOLPH. FLEodolpUa. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS. The reason RADAM’S MICROBE KILLER is the most wonderful medicine, is because it has never fail ed in any instance, no mat ter what the disease, from LEPROUSY to the sim plest disease known to the human system. The scientific men of to day claim and prove that every disease is CAUSED BY MICROBES, — AND— RADAM’S MICROBE KILLER Exterminates the Microbes and drives them out of the system, and when that is done you cannot have an ache or pain. No matter what the disease, whether a simple case of Malaria Fever or a combination of diseases, we cure them all at the same time, ns we treat all dis eases constitutionally. Asthma, Consumption, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Kid ney and Liver Disease, Chills and Fever, Female Troubles, in all its forms, and, in fact, every Disease known to the Human System. Sec that our Trade-Mark (same ns above) ap pears on each jug. Send for book “History of the Microbe Kil ler,” given away by SHEEAEDOAH MILLIEG CO., Dealer in General Merchandise, Charlestown, W. Va., Sole Agents. July 9,1890. HUMPHREYS* Dr. UrariiaKTii'Srtarirs aro scientifically and carefully prepared prescriptions; used for many years in private pract Icc with success,and forever thirty yearsused by the people. Every- single Spe citlc Ls o special euro for the disease named. These Specifics euro without drugging, purg ing or reducing tho system, and nre In fact and deed the sovereign remedies of the World, LIST OF rKISCiriL K03. CLUES. THICES. 1 Fever ft Coni t Inflan .23 2 Warn ■, Worm Fever, Worm Colie....2$ 3 Crying Co lie, or Teething of Infants. 2 5 •1 Diarrhea,of Chikln ..25 j Dysentery, Griping, Bilious colic.. .25 « C holera ,Horbn». Vomiting.. .25 7 t’nnghs, Cold, Bronchitis...25 §Xc»ralgia, Tonthacho.Faoearh .25 [Jcadarhes, Hick Headache, Vcrtlgo.25 10 ilvspepslll, Billons Mwnaeh... .25 I I Suppressed or Painful Periods. .25 12 Whites, too Profus Periods. .25 13 Croup, Cough, Dili!cult Breathing. .25 I t Sail lthcnni, Kivyli'clas, Eruptions..25 15 1C In .:. iitiwm. Rheumatic Pairs.. .25 S Pi o'e f fc s ii ti Kcver and Ague, Chills, Malaria . .50 17 Piles, blind or Weeding. .50 18 Oiihlunlniy, or Sore, or Weak )'ye- ,50 1 !> Catarrh, Inllttc-nza,C.>ld In theil. d .5(1 20 Whooping Coagli, Violent Coughs. .5(1 21 Asthma, Huppr. -. ..1 I’recthlnjt . ...,5ft 22 Ear Discharges, Impaired Hearing.30 23 Scrofula, Eldar o-d i.lends.Hwidling,50 2 1 General !ft Idllty,FhJf i alW«xkn.>s.5ft 25 Drops) , and S ' - tv .-em-Uons.. ,5ft 20 Sea Si. knrss, Slckta. vfromIUdlng.50 27 ltlduey Disease ..30 28 Xcrvons Debility Seminal Weak „ ue.-s. or Involuntary Discharges. l.oO 20 Sore .Uon»h. Conker. .50 30 (Jrinnri VVeakneoo, Wetting Bed. .SO c.ji eremnu. l-erinne, wire *i* m..r,» 5I DIhi'usi* of tin II cn rt.Palpitation 1.00 S I Epilepsy, Spavin, S«. Vitus- banco . 1.00 311 Diphtheria. l lee rated 8f re Threat...,VI 35|Cbronlc ( dug, tie,::* A Eruptions..“SO Sold by Druggists, or sent postpaid on receipt i of price. Dr. JIckpurcts’ nam .u. (Ml pages) richly bound in cloth and gold, matted free. lIumphrcya’ModieinoCo.i 9 Fulton St. N V. HUMPHREYS’ VETERINARY sm'IFlOS. Uaed by nil owners of Borne and (-m tle. c >py < r t’r. Htunphn Veterinary Manual (300 pages! on treatment and care of Domestic Animals—Horses, Cattle, Sheep. Ilogs and Potiltrr — Sent free. UUJKHP.ET3* aiEDtcum Co., 109 Fulton St., N. Y. result: | I take My Mop-13, I take My Rest, j AND I AM VIGOROUS ENOUGH TO TAKE ( ANYTHING I CAN LAY MY HANDS ON ; j celfat too, for Scott's j Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil t and Hvpophosphitesof Limeand! ' Soda NOT ONLY CURED MY Il)(*ip- ; iunt Consumption but built i ME UP, AND IS NOW TUTTING l FLESH ON MV BONES i AT THE R ATE OF A POUND A DAY. I j [ TAKE IT JUST AS EASILY AS I DO MILK." I SUCH TESTIMONY IS NOTHING NEW. j SCOTT'S EMULSION IS DOING WONDERS [ i daily. Take no other. t in nil Whiskey Habits cured at lmnie with out taiu. Look of par ticular* sent FREE. B.M.WOOI.LEY.M !>. _'Atlanta,Ua. Ofiitcl - j" ■ .r-t. GA. and Fine Salt, Pepper, Saltpetre, nd • Ground Sage for sale by C. I). Epy Vtnttiing \>m» u »uu “T hunt a'gator or be hunted by one" i ;(| il a difference, as John Highland I , Will Jones say. They were out I ;; i < g w ith a cast net in a boat one day recently at the mouth of Fish Creek, ivhii flows iuto Tampa Bay just below I: < k Poiv.t Noting a big hole near t»■ * * i :01k they cast the net in, thinking t tv.| tore a school of millet, but to their surprise a big’gator came in, thrashing i •• haling around in tho liveliest man* ;:«t possible Then followed a fight that was u circus, except to the interested part’os in their .-limit boat. Ti:e ’ ;ator soon had the net i tabors, hut the men, getting mud at this. pro cured a ro]>o, cast a bight around uis hea l, and had him -< cure. Tills ren dered the sauri. n furious, and In* began to battle right welL He plunged at the boat and trie 1 every way t > get over the gunwale. Tho men haJ only small paddles and a] olo to fight him with,’but these they plied iiv iy, beating him about the eyes 1 mouth whenever ho tried to crawl < rer int > the boat. Tho ’gator would jump half his length out of the water and then rush at tho Imat with wide ojiou mouth, showing along row of t-rrnb d teetii that were ominous of his intentions if he once gained a foot hold in the skiff. The men would push tho pole into his gaping mouth and beat him w ith tho paddles, and then the brute w uld back off with a loud bellow of rage and anger. Finally, by a tremen dous sweep of his tail tho gator toro off half the end of tho boat, and it began to sink. Jones jumped for land, and, catching a hig cypress knee, managed to crawl out safely. Highland was not . I'.ii liner 1,110 end (if tho rope in his 1 and he sprang overboard oud tried to gain lie* land, but the gator pulled juvia* nbruj tly, and Highland was flung lira . into the water light in fro if of the eni • 1 and hungry mon ster. Seeing him thus, tho ’gator, with a loud roar, piling -1 toward him with open jaws. Julies saw his friends peril, anil jumped to his rescue, seizing a big light wood knot (w hich are as hard ns iron, and sharp pointed), in his hand as h > did go. Highland got entangled in the rope, and it looked a - if (ho ’gator had a meal in readiness. Jones s leap earned him near the ’gator’s head, nml ho brought down (he keen point of his weapon on the brute’s nose, one point going into t3 eye. The big ‘gator turned on him and thrashed madly. Highland got clear of the rope finally, and scrambled to land, where Jones hastily followed as soon as ho could dodge (he wounded 'gator. The latter followed his foes out on the shore, and rushed at them. The m n ran around a tree to get a purchase on their rep:*, anil tho ’gator ran on (he opposite side. There they were; the rope was so hold that the ’gator couldn’t quite get to them, while, on the other hand, they didn’t dare to let go in the fnce of the in furiated monster, that they could eo was so highly ami thoroughly mad that they stood no chance with him, es pecially without firearms. The ’gator plunged at his would be victims, so near, and yet so far, and roared in impotent rage and anger. Tho men strained every nerve to hold him when he raged in this manner, anil could only do so by the exercise of their utmost strength. Tho ropo creaked and twisted uud< r tiio Etrain, hut fortunately hold. For half an hour this contest con tinued, and ’gator and men alike were getting i retty well tired out. The men kept shouting for help, and after a long interval Jones’s boy cam ■ along from his homo half a milo off. The lad w as set oil on the double quick for a rill *, and the time ho was absent seemed hours to the tired men. When h * returned his father tok tho weapon, an 1 aiming carefully at the’gator, fired; (he saurian plunged furiously forward as lie f-Il t!io bullet, and tho rope parted with a snap. As tho saurian start d toward them tho rifle spoke again, and the big brute turned over twice and then lay quiet. The alligator measured 11 feet 1 inch in length, and weighed over 500 pounds. It was a hull ’gator, and very fi-ice. The men declared that one itch qoab ble of this kind was sufficient t * l.-.st a lifetime.—fvt Lon is Globe Democrat Jinn J.lkm 1« K.it. Hero is a plea for epicureanism That subtle thinker, Guy dt> Maupassant, says: “A man is a gourmet : •> lie is a poet or an artist, or simply learned. Taste is a delicate organ, perfectible and worthy oi respect use uie vy u «ui«i mu ; bo wanting in the j- n-e of taste is to Ijo j deprived of an exquisite faculty—of the faculty of discerning the quality of ali* I ments just as one may Ikj deprived of the faculty of discerning the qualities of a book or of a work of art; it is to bo deprived of an essential sens?, of a part of human superiority; it is to be long to one of the innumerable classes of cripples, infirm people, and fools of which our race is comp sod; It is, in a word, to have a stupid mouth, just as we have a stupid mind. A man who does not distinguish between a ‘lan gouste’ and a lobster, between a herring, that admirable fish that carries within it all the savors and aromas of the sea. and a mackerel or a whiting, is comparable only to a man who could confound Balzac with Eugene Sue, and a sym phony by Beethoven with a military march composed by soni-' regimental bandmaster." The »r»:»11 Brother’* ^nreMlInn, “lam so happy," she said. “Ever sinco my engagement to Charles the whole world seems different. I do not seem to be in dull prosaic New Jersey, but in-” “Lapland?” suggested the small brother. The publishers of Mr. Bellamy's “Look ing Backward” must find it difficult to ke:p their announcements of the editions up with the sales. It leaped from the s^venty-fift i to the hundredth, then al most immediately to the hundred and twelfth; and now the hundred and twenty-second edition Is on the market The greater the task, the greater the reward. You have to Le married oO years fcefere you can have a golden wed ding. Neuralgic Versons ArvS those troubled v. ,t!» mTVwmicM reraltina from care or overwork v. ill l>e relieved by taking Brown's Iron Bikers, c.cnulm 1 has trade mark and crossc J red: son wrapi* ~ IT* I..**’* * * * ^ o: C •: ff ' 'u F uncisco, ruya Hi- Biltituor Sun. ai it Frank p :>,!ra. a Bohemian, who formerly 1 ::t Baltimore and is well known in ! (| j . • Souhadra has been in an in s . lorn there since April a 1 his. in* lias taken a peculiar pha- *. He j -.lie is a cat Mr. Vi: i* it J i <>f Sau Francisco, has i t V. J Shimok, 633 North H wav. .firming, the rumor of K. uiia d n unity and detailing son* ' <d t >o in: queer antics. Recently, v. bile examine 1 by the commissioners of iut, aity, Souhadra broke out into cat c: i's that sounded all through the build ing and caused the physicians to r quest that the cat bo put out of the room. At the s m ? time the doctor turned ar-und to Bpeak to Souliadra, when that indi vidual astonished the doctor by jump ing on bis back. Then lie sprang over on one side with a loud cat like yell and then suddenly calmed down. One night, before the afflicted man was taken into custody, a j>oliceman heard a caterwauling concert on the roof of a | house, and looking up saw ou the eaves a mail rushing " ildly about on his bands and feet and uttering imitations of the I notes so familiar on the back sheds in the early hours of night. The officer rightly concluded that he had como aeroa crazy man, and after consider able trouble Souhadra was taken down, handcuffed, and conducted to tli-' police ' station. Souhadra is about 20 years old and went to San Francisco in March, i He lived in Baltimore about 14 years, bis I home being at 90) Kist Eager street . with his mother and sister. They have ! been in Europe since April and are igno- j i rant of iheir relative’s affliction. S >u l._.l_ 1,-n^ n-nrlrar nml Vl'iLS Pin ployed at McSknne’s foundry for a long time, lie is well educated, and is a good musician, and wliilo in Baltimore was instructor of the singing section of (ho Bohemian Gymnastic Association. His father, who died about 20 years ago, was a colonel in the Austrian army. An intimate friend of Souhadra says Sotihadra was bitten ou tho finger by a , cat last February. A Dream of Science. Recent discoveries in chemistry seem to render simple and practical all the absurd dreams of tho early alchemists touching the transmutation of sub stances one into another. The exjieri mentfl of McndelejefT, Meyer, and New lands seem to shoe that in the ultimate analysis all < ur so called elements are compounds and all matter is reducible ! to two forms of atoms. Tho difference between one substance and another ap pears to he nothing more than a differ i enee in the geometrical groupiug of I atoms. Mcr ■ startling still is tho fact I that we are apparently upon tho ove of ' discovering how to change that group ing, converting any substance into any ! Other at will. If this seeming promise is fulfilled the transmutation of the baser metals into gold—which tho alchemists so long and painfully labored for—will bo a commonplace of the laboratory, and ! a writer in the North American Review is at pains to show that in that case gold would become one of tho baser metals, so far as tli<» value is concerned. But the world has learned much s-inco the alch-mists broke their alombics. Our chen ists would not now bother themselves with the useless task of mak ing gold if the power of transmutation were theirs. They would seek real wealth in tlx* conversion of worthless, inorganic matter into life sustaining food with which to supplement tho products of the field. In such a discov ! ery would lie tho supreme achievement of science and it- highest possible min istration to the welfare of mankind. It would eliminate hunger from tho world and render want imp ssihle.—[New Turk World. TSie Aspiring tilrl <>r To-Day. She is bright and ambitious; sho looks out at the workers in the world and think that if .-h • wer • among them sho would make a great success, and that reward of fame—money—would come to her in plenty. But, ought you to go? May not the life work for von lx? in the homo? May not the reward of industry lie a sense of duty done, and ilie love of tlx so around you? We are all too prone to accept these rwards as commonplace, and only what should come to us, whereas they are, my dear girls, the brightest jewels that shine in the crown of woman. Look at nomc. On tho work that is waiting f r you there. Do not underestimate its value. Whatever it is. <lo it \\ itli a willing heart and a quick hand. Think it your pleasure to cl' it well Make it your delight to bo bo successful that the iiome people W»H praise you. And if sometimes you give a thought to the big gay world, where each is for lieis If and God for all. Is? ashamed of the sigh that you give, remembering that you are working where G<xl thinks it best for you to d> so; and that you onlv merit displeasure when you sc m your work, or do it as do tlm-e who think eye service of value. Don t, don c, dear girl, rush nnay from your home. Think it all out fir-t and see where mother needs you. Ti en, after all, you get a better reward than any other worker, for yon receive tho blessing of Got! and the loving thanks of a mother. —[Ladies' Home Journal Fell From :» Grass Mope. The latest “Alpine accident” would be more prop rly called an accident in the AJp«. Mr. Arthur Mncnamara and his friend Mr. Cornish were desc ending the Dus-d Stock in the Mn leraner Thai when the former, who was running down a grr.s-t Bloj>e. slipped, and rolling over, fell and was killed on the rocks below. It was a most lamentable event and much ympathy w.ill be felt for tho mother and 'testers of Mr. Mncnamara, who wore staying with him at the hotcL But the accident occuring as it dll on the gra9-* on the lower slopes of the mountain, was not “Alpine. ” It was an accident such r.s might have occurred to the least adventurous of walkeri The fact is that grass Is often as bad to slip on as ice. Even the Scheinigie Platte at Interlaken has had its viciims bef'-re now*.—[Phil Mall Gazette. ni:: uv^pethia i',r Uruna’i Iron IJittcri. l'Upsician* recommend St. All dealers keep it fl.00 per bottle. Genuino has trade-mark and crossed red lines on wrapper. S.\»l I l» A It.vnj. Fuel* ' •• >>f mine l*»e Vigilant, Probably Ilia Oldest Vessel Afloat. A Baltimore correspondent of tho Ne Ymk Sun writes: A remarkablo ve 1. a fore and aft schooner of about 80 I- i gister burden, called tho Vigi 1;»: •, i :ow aud has been regularly run ning fr in Santa Cruz to St. Thomas and vice versa, as a passenger, freight, and mail i acket for upward of four score veai>. '1 he Vigilant, it is said, was built i i Pal imore, Md., during the very first years of our national independence, making her upward of 110 years old. bho v. as of the Baltimore clipper class, so famed many years for speed, and inu-t have been a wonder and a beaut) when launched. Tlu* vessel is probably tho oldest known vi s.. ! afloat. But do not picture to yourself from tho description of the venernl I.* Vigilant a rickety, creaking, working tub, with double gang nt pumps to keep her fre * in any kind of seaway; a vessel with great seams, with oakum working out with every pitch into a head sen. No! She is the tightest, stanchest, aud soundest craft you can po-sibly imagine. Pumps are seldom used except to free her of water that has been dashed into the wasliup to keep the vessel sweet. I have found less creak iu her than in a flue Bangor sclio nor two mouths old that 1 mado a voyage iu. She has always had the best care aud attention that can pomibly bo given a ve-sol. If a bolt is defective it is Lacked out aud replaced with a new one; if a knee boam, rib, or sUnchiou shows a sign of rot it is strengthened or replaced; if plank, guardboard. keel, I-1. ... clam nr cl.iril IWVilS nCClls it. it is .strengthened or mado new, always rigidly i reserving her original form and model. Only the boot material is used iu making her repairs aud replacings. She is to-day, with her century and more years ago. a better vessel than those cheap soft wood thrown together craft fn m Nova Scotia, just launched, that one frequently secs. I venture to ray that her present owner, Mr. Pentheny, would not change tho Vigilant to-day for any brand now vessel of tho same size built in Nova Scotia, independent of her hi.-dorical value to him. She was built in the days when they only turned off good vessels. Some years ago thoro was a vessel called tho General Oolff, whoso age exceeded that of the \ igilant, the seuior of all vessels. Generations have come aud passed out since her keel was laid, and generations may yet come and go lie fore she ceases running if her • goixl luck continues. __ riiotogrnpliinir i» Flying K»H« llullet. Photographs of the interior of the gun are taken by means of tho electric light, and tho information obtained by these means is most valuable, and is mani festly more satisfactory than .that given by the method of taking impressions of ( the bore in soft rubber. Photography lias also been inmle use of iu studying the motion of the projectile. In tho m e of large guns instantaneous views of tho shot during its flight have been Euccessfully taken by means of a camera 1 rovided with a quick acting shutter. This method is not applicable, however, to small arms. A rifle bullet is a very small object, and tho camera must bo Bet very near its path iu order to obtain a picture of sufficient size to bo of use; but the nearer tho instrument is placed to the moving object to be photographed tho more rapid is tho motion of tho image over tho plate, and no instan taneous" or quick acting shutter could possibly 1)0 made to operate with suffi cient rapidity, or at tlie proper instant, to give a sharply defined picture. The desired end is accomplished, how ever, by tho aid of electricity. Tho camera is provided w it it an extremely sensitive plate and plncod in n dark room, through w hicli tho bullet is made to pass. The instant the bullet is in front of tho camera it breaks an electric circuit, producing a spark which illumi nates tho bullet for an instant, and its image is impressed upon tho sensitive plate. Tho duration of tho electric spark is almost infinitesimal, and since the plate is affected only during tho continuance of tho spark, a well defined photograph of an object moving at a greater velocity than that of sound is obtained Such pictures show the con densation of tho air in front of tho bul let, tho vacuum behind it, aud tho ed dies and currents produced in tho sur rounding atmosphere by its motion; and they nfford information which is of value in determining the ls*st Bhape to lie given to the projectile in order to re (luce to a minimum mu resiniauw wmui the air opposs to its flight, and so in crease its range and effoct.—(Scribner. Where tbo liable* Smoke. Tlie scientists, doctors, and others who condemn the u.ie of tobacco should visit Siam and Burmah. Tho writer, while in the United States Navy, visited Bang kok once and was surprised at the indis criminate manner in which the natives indulged in the use of the weed. Hand some dark skinned young women, in ; their many colored garments, were walk ing about the streets puffing away at their cigarettes. Old women, men, boys, and even the children were smoking. It was a common sight to see little tots, not over 4 or 5 years old, with a string of beads around their necks and a cigar ette over each ear, smoking like a full grown man, as they trotted about as naked as on tho day they were born. Questioning an English speaking native I learned that the children are taught to chew the betel uut mixed with tobacco and to smoke as soon as they are able to walk. Notwithstanding this excessive use of tho seductive weed, I saw no ill effects from it On the contrary, all of the children seen smoking were sleek fat little bodies, who seemed to enjoy their cigarettes with evident relish.— [New York Herald. The largest sailing ship in the world is said to be owned by France, and on ac count of this distinction in size is named the France, The France is a vessel with live masts, on four of which square sail is carried. She is three hundred and forty-four feet long, with a beam of forty-nine feet, and will carry no less tlian 61,000 tons of cargo. _ IB YOU It BACK At IILS Or you are all worn out, really ruol f<»r nothing ItUgeneral tifty Try BBOBM'S I BOM mill It*. It will cure you. an«lgive a aps* ‘it*- told by ail deafen in medicine.