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VOLUME 81 -VOLUME 87. NEW SERIES. CHARLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 23. 1892. WO. 8».
EDWARDFDROOP
9\J5 Pa. A.ve. "Washington, I). C.
, ali> VTTKXTION TO HIS LARGE ANI> l A REF ALLY SELECTED STOCK OF
STEINWAY,
SECOND-HAND
K. GABLER A GKO..
i . . GRIGGS A CO„ Pianos
r Aicv.li wiii 6c t uil ut re
PTANQS nwrkably low dgures.
‘ AA*ORGANS
_op_
•>f popula m vujn t 1 a'
IF 111'IQ VI 11’ P 0 P reasonable |»ri eu *eu*
LLillJilu IniiMUu. fori«B8trai^l|Kif»phleioi
f.vf-v- natrument fully PiI nr
warranted for five years. fliaOS 5 UrgtUla
I also make a SPECIALTY of TUNING and REPAIRING
Pianos. Teachers and Academies given Special
Rates upon Application.
Violin*, Ouiiuro, Banjo*, Accurdeons, Mouth Organs, Stringy Sheet Music, ii
i t Everything in the musical line always on hand.
June 21. 1*01—1 vr.
Virginia itff ^rrss.
TERMS:
rer fat 1- res Press is published weekly at
f. . D>ALtf» Per A unit in if paid in adututet.
erThe terms of advertising are. for a square
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1. r three insertions— larger ones in the same
[ :• txirtion. Each continuance Fifty Cents.
<y*Xo ailvertisement to be considered by
h' month or year unless specified on the man
v pt, or previously agreed between the par
tie.'.
t^rAn advertisement no: marked on the
. v for a specified number of insertions will
tinned until ordered out, and payment
s ill be exacted accordingly.
l-erRstfLAK Apvektisexs.n is.—To avoiu
i .. misunderstanding on the par: of the an
trial advertisers it is proper to state distinctly
:.. . .ir privilege only extends to their im
mediate business Heal Estate, Legal or other
advertise men:.- seat by them to be an addition
al charge, and no variation.
-jv-< . .o narv notices of more than five lines
will be charged for.
JOB WORK.—Posters. Sale Bills. Circulars.
unis.-tc.. executed promptly. neatly and at
fair prices.
Professional Cards,
rjR.C. T. RICHARDSON.
PHYSIC IAS «t SVRGEOS.
• . u’estown. Jefferson (Xuiify. West Kiryittiu.
Vpril 1, 1874.
I^R. J. I). STARRY.
i.'JfStou <1, Jtfft' iu * (JtiUiUy^ A .rt liryi-lia,
I iavug resinned the practice of Medicine, of
his Professional services to the public.
Office next door to residence, near corner uf
Or rge and Main streets.
January -2, 1876.
I AMES M. RANSON. Jr.
UOCTOi: OF DESTAL SCKGEKY,
< • - . ->ual Services to the citiseus
of Charlestown and vicinity.
T-^lMliceiu Hinter Buiun.vo, iu the rooms
y occupied by Hon. Andrew Hunter as
Law opposite'four* House, Ch.tries town,
Mfe-t Virginia.
'pril 13, 1885 y.
4 Vs JIN M. LOC KE,
^ VJTOKNEY-AT-LAW,
t harlestowrf/ Jeffersou County. W. Vu.
m with Ck-otl Moore, opposite the Court
Oct.:, 1801.
EL H. TRAVERS
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
iut jvn. Jifferson County, West Virytaia,
.V:. practice in the Courts of tbisCounty and
th elioining Counties.
' . ?... ..\fra M it.
* and nearly opposite the 'Carter House.
November 23.1966.
rye Baylor. Wm. L. Wilson.
OAYLOK A W ILSON,
ATTORNEYS AT L.4H,
, Jefferson County, West Viryinut,
'• • a"-:: 1 the Courts of Jefferson and Berke
.ntie-, and attend to other law business
u: . "..ire of Wo't Virginia. Special atten
i yiv* n to collections.
March 5, 1>7<>. _
\ E. KENNEDY,
.4 TTORSE Y AT LA W.
. Jefferson County, West 1 iryiiiut,
pr. tice in Jefferson and adjoining Coon*
' i . Northern end of Lawyer’s Row.
tcjteaiber 20.1873—tf.
> i MOORE,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
!U yiUU, Clarke County, Virginia,
and
•{JU.GN MOORE,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
», Jefferson County, He.*l K iryoiw,
• rtake cases jointly in the Courts oi
**■ of said Counties.
11, Is72.
1 H TEAPNELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
• \ Jeff ion County, West Virginia.
' e C :rl- of Viry: uia and WM
& Attention paid to (xJltcllou of claims.
I". I8¥>.
|,' -EREST \v. brown,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Jefferson County, West l nji i»u
' ■ csin the different Courts of We*
• V > and Maryland. Attention given t<
and ail classes of Claims against tin
- 1' •vernmeot.
special attention to Collections.
». 1*9**.
h Gibson. J. F- Kngie
( i'l^ON A ENGLE.
ATTORNEYS AT LA W.
>. Jffrnon County, West Voyutia.
1 -ice in the Courts of Jefferson and ad
X counties, in the Supreme Coart a
^.rginia. and in the I'nited States_lbs
‘ a: Martinsbunr. Notary Public n
* ii Lawyer*i How, on George street.
Jan. o. i«io.
\V an LVYAbH Brushes, Tu'w. Buckei
v and rsUrns fuU stock at C.D. EBY sb
»Tt C. GREEN,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
Cha.'Usi' ivm, Jcjfcrson County, HVj* Virginia,
Will practice its the Courts of Jefferson, Berke
lev ami Morgan counties, in the United 8tate>
District Court at Martinsburg, and in the Sit
preme Court of Appeals of West Virgin in
Special attention to the collection of claims
ami prompt remittances of the same.
Office in Law Building, rear of Court-house
Aug. G. iaeo.
A. W . Mi Donahi. Frank Beckwith.
IfiDONALD A BECKWITH.
ATTORNEY* AT LAW.
* Charies-Tow u. Jefferson County. West Va.
Will prncti e in the Courts of Jefferson
Berkeley and Morgan counties, the V. 8. Dis
trict Court at Mi •tinsburg and the Court o
Appeals of Wi- Virginia.
Mar 2. 1**2.
! pRANK M. LOGIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chariesiow: . Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Office in Maxwell Building.
WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, I
InNiirtiucc Ajjeuoy,
Office Gibson Building, Charlestown.
ESTABLISHED IN 1870.
Representing the following Companies:
JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAI
Fire Insurance Company.
.ETNA. OF HARTFORD,
the largest and most popular Fire Insurant*
Co. in America.
.Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford,
<Li!e and Accident;.
Phoenix, of Hartford.
Virginia Eire and Marine, of Richmond.
Georgia Home, of Columbus, (.a.
Continental, of New York.
Peabody, of W heeling.
German, of Wheoiing.
Jefferson, of Wheeling.
Fire and Marine, of Wheeling.
Manchester Fire Ins. Co., ol England.
Liverpool aud London and Globe, of England
1 the largest foreign Company doing business it
America.
Eire Association, of Philadelphia.
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co., of Germany
AGENTS:
J. s. FLEMING. Sltepherdslown ;
JA8. W. LEAGUE, Middleway.
CHAS. H. TRA.L, Harpers Ferry.
A sworn statement of the conditions of al
Foreign Insurance Companies represented ii
this Agency will be found al the Clerk’s Office
in compliance with State laws. All iosse>
promptly adjusted and paid at our office.
Respectfully,
WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER,
February 12, 1-S8S.
The Jefferson Co. Mutual
Fire Insurance Company.
ESTABLISHED 1878.
R. A. ALEXANDER. Secretary.
Office, Gibson Building, Court-House yard,
Charlestown.
OFFER* u> the people of Jeffirson County.
Insurance in a safe Company at the actual
cost of insurance, which is much cheaper than
the rates usually charged, and keeps the money
ut home. Good rLks from responsible parties
are invited.
Executive Committee meets every Friday.
Dirkctobs—Jos. Trapnell, Henry B. Daven
port, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider. W. H.
T. Lewis. K. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilson,
Eugene Baker, S. W. Washington, II. L.Snvder
Charles P. Wilson, Jahu H. Zittle. Jacob 8. j
Melvin. E. G. W. Herr, »saac H. Strider.
JOS. TRAPNELI.President.
H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer
Eirccntr Committee -J. G. Hurst, Wm.
H T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac H. Strider,
Jos. Trapnell. S. W. Washington.
Local Aobkt*.—Middleway—J.G. Shirley; i
Harper s Ferry—Chas. E. Trail: Shepherds- j
town— J.S.Fleming; Charlestown—Washing
ton & Alexander. ____
FERTILIZERS.
SHENANDOAH,
POTOMAC,
SPECIAL MIXTURE
FOR WHEAT.
home o roe.yd ho.ye.
nvvlNu •rnuig.,ue'>t»
Fertilizers at the \ alley Fertilizer
‘ tU?-« l-,.,,rv we ofl'er to the farmers of
; /..inufacmr- J U,Hl--r •£• »»“
; tzis
the same*!' ,ul,I(jy all special aud private
SSSKt^'MS orders ‘must be given by
September l-t. ^ p & T y LIPPITT.
9 July 1, WM
THE MILD POWER CURES.
HUMPHREYS*
I Dr Humphreys’ hpccIflraaraselratlflcaUyand
carefully prepared Remedies, used for jears in
privan practice and for over thirty yean by the
Vv .plr with entire success. Every single Speclflo
a special cure for the disease named.
Tory cure without drugging, purging or reducing
the system, and are in tact and uceu the Sovereign
Homed tea of tlie World.
i.ist »s seasus. crass. rucsa.
1-Fevtn, Congestions. Inflammations. .93
2 - Worms. Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .95
5— Teething; Colic. Crying. Vt akefulnees .95
1 -Diarrhea, of Chlldreu or Adults.95
3-Dyseutery.Griping, Villous Colic.... .95
6— Cholera Ylorhus, Vomiting...95
7— ('oaghs, Colds. Vrouchltls..95
is- Neuralgia, Toothache. Faoeache.95
IF- Headaches, Sick Deadacbe. Vertigo. .95
10-Djrspepalu, Illliousnesa. Constipation .95
II —Suppressed or Painful Periods. .95
12— While*. Too Profuse Periods. .95
13- L'ronp, Laryngitis, Hoarseness.95
1 4- Salt Rheum, try si pels*, Eruption*. .93
13—Rheumatism, or Rheumatic Pains.. .95
16— Malaria, Chill*. Fever and Ague.95
17- Pllca, BUuJ or Bleeding.95
lN-Ophtbalmy, Sore or Weak Eye*..95
19 Catarrh, Influenza, Cold in the Head .95
ViO-Wboopiug Cough. .95
91- Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.95
92- Ear Discharge*. Impaired Hearing .95
93- Scrofula. Enlarged C lands. Swelling .95
94- Veucral Debility, Physical Weakness .93
95- Dropsy, and Scanty Secretions.95
26— Sen-Jsfckne** Sickness from Riding .95
27- K.lduoy Disease*.95
29—!*ore Mouth, or Canker.95
SO— Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed.. .95
31- Palnful Period*.95
34- Diphtheria. Ulcerated Sore Throat.. .95
35- t'hronic Congestiona A Eruptions. .95
EXTRA NUMBERS :
2w— Nervous Debility, Seminal Weak
ness, or Involuntary Discharges .1.00
32— Dl*ea>teaof the Heart.Palpitation 1.00
33 -Epilepsy, Spasms.St. Vitns’Dance ..1.00
S-.M by Driuzlats, or wot pust-t>.td oo r*c«tt>< of prtev.
Pc llrariiactB’ U»m»l il<4 tun.** rsa*.
III nriiUMB' MB.CO.,II tails StHia to., Row Tart.
SPECIFICS.
I
HUMPHREYS*
WITCH HAZEL OIL
THE PILE OINTMENT.
Feu- PILES— External or Internal-Blind
or Bleeding—However Inveterate Of Long
‘•landing. The Best and Safest Remedy known,
always git ing satisfaction and prompt relief. It
t- N.> the cure for Fissure*. Fistula*. Ulcer*.
Old »orr*and Buru*.
Hold by Druggists, or sent post-paid on
receipt of price. 30 cent* per Bottle.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE COMPANY,
C«r. Willirm and John Streets, New York.
Watchmaker
and Jeweler,
Charlestown, W. Va.
You will find me at the Burton stand, corner
of Main and George streets.
Fine Repairing
A. SPECIALTY
All Work Wai ranted to Give
Satisfaction.
Oct. 2ft, iseu.
\.UOCST ScUOLTK, F. L. Pkdhjecx, Jr..
Painter. Smith.
New Carriage Factory,
Charlestown, Jefferson County, W- ta
I IT E the undersigned baveentered intoaCo
t> Partnership for the purpose of Manufac
uring and Repairing
'ARRIAGFS, BUGGIES PHjETONS
DAYTON AND OTHER PLEAS
URE WAGONS,
•ipriii,, Wagons, DogCarts, Sulkies,rfleighs, *fcc.
n av tine style as can be done anywhere in th«
Union at "moderate prices. Being practical
meclmhics we will be enabled to do ull work
>n correct, systematic principles, thereby pro
iucing work, durable and handsome.
REPAIR WORK A SPECiALfY
We have secured the service® cf Mr. Thot.
Ryan, so favorably known for years ir. counet •
ion with Maj. Hawks’ Factory, to execute tlu
woodwork on our manufactures.
Hoping to receive a fair share of you: patron
ise, we pledge ourselves to gi ? v.»lna w>
ceived. . .
SCHULTEMJNiEUX.
Shops on Bloomery Turn Le, 2 Square
from Main St.
ilay zi, i860—vi.
COMING WEEKLY
UNTIL THSHOU»AVS-u akrivauof
NEW GOODS.
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
Gold and Silver Watches.
Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire Set Rings.
f'ouvenir Spoons and Pen Holders of Charles
Town. Choice artcles for
VE11II&. BIITIMY AIB GHRISTM&S
PRESENTS.
Repairing in all branches pertaining to the
trade at reasonable prices and fully guaranteed.
Soliciting your commands,
CHAS. W. BROWN. Jeweler,
Oct. 14. '91. Washington street.
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS!
The undersigned desires to announce that j
ho has opened, on North Mildred street, near ;
B. A O. depot, a stock of
€mroeericx, •Votions,
CONFECTIONS, TOBACCO A CIGARS,
and solicit a share of public patronaze.
Illy. L M. BLESSING.
IMPORTED Green and White Castile Soap,
and Imported Bay Dura.
1/1 GALLONS pure Norwegian Cod Liver
1 vJ Oil and 5 gallons Extra Pure White Gly
cerine.
AI8QDITH ACG.
CIOP1 ERAS, Sulphur and Flax Seed Meal
t for sale by G. T. LIGHT.
POETRY.
THE Mil k MAID.
Acro.vj tbe grass I sco her pa." ;
She comes with tripping pace—
A maid I know—and March wiuds blow
Her hair across her face:—
With a hey. Dolly ! ho, Dolly!
Dolly shall be mine.
Before the spray is white with May,
Or bloom1- the eglantine.
The March winds blow. 1 watch her go;
Her eye i; brown anil clear
Her cheek :3 brown and 3*ift as down
{To those who see it near! i
\\’itli a hey, etc.
What has not that they hate got
The dames that walk ill *»i 1 tt.!
If she undo her ’kerchief blue.
Her neck is white as milk.
With :: hey, etc.
Let those who w ill be proud and chill!
For me, from June to June,
My Dully .: words are sweet u& uurds
Her laugh is like a tune.
With a hey, etc.
Break, break to near. O crocus-spear!
0 tall Lent-lilies Hamel
There'll be a bride at Easter-tide,
And Dolly is her name.
WHi a liey. Dolly! ho, Dolly !
Dolly shall be mine—
Before tbe spray is white with May,
Or blooms the eglantine.
^itflima £xtt |?rr55.
IF. H\ B. GALLAHER, Editor.
Gharlestoirn..Jefferson County. West Va.
March J f ts<K>.
Animals and Steam Engines.
In a Gorman engineering journal a
writer contrasts the behavior of different
animals toward steam machinery thus:
fhe ox, that proverbially stupid anima',
stands composedly on tlie track of a rail
way without having any idea of the dan
t;iT I lull imuiiLii* mm, uifgo iuii *nii"n^
the wheels of n departing railway train
without suffering any injury, and birds
seem to take a particular delight in the
steam engine. Larks often build their
nests and rear their young under the
switches of a railway over which heavy
trains are constantly rolling, and swal
lows make their home in engine houses.
A pair of swallows have reared their
young for a year in a mill where a noisy
;>00 horse power engine is working night
and day, and another pair have built a
nest in the paddle-box of a steamer.
“Savoyard,” in Courier- Journal, oays that
Reed, of Maine, is the largest man in the
House, Wheeler, of Alabama, is the smal
lest, and Curtis, ot New York, is the tallest,
vlills, of Texas, or Turner, of Georgia, is the
iblest, and Allen, of Mississippi, is the wil
dcat. Cummings, of New York, or Carutli,
>f Kentucky, or Henderson, of Iowa, is the
most popular. Hooker, of Mississippi, i*
the best orator, llolman, of Indiana, is the
oldest, and Bailey, of Texas, is the young
est. Boutelle, of Maine, \* the handsomest;
Binghaui,of Pennsylvania, is the best dress
ed, and Jolly, of South Dakota, is the home
liest, Springer, of Illinois, is the most gar
rulous, Wilson, of West Virginia, the most
learned, and Culberson, of Texas, the best
lawyer. Bynum, of Indiana, is the most
kggreasive, Burrows, of Michigan, the best
parliamentarian, and Simpson, of Kan.-as,
he readiest. McMillin.of Tenuessi-e, is the
best debater, Rife, ot Pennsylvania, the fat
est, and Tucker, ol Virginia, the thinnest.
I’im Campbell, of New York, is the best
natured, and Enloe, of Tennessee, tiie most
mpetuous. Moody is the most taciturn;
that is a quality Uncle Sam does not keep
■n tap—in bia House of Congress.
The Ctntury will take up the campaign
for good roads. The April number is to con
tain a suggestive article on “Our Common
Roads,” by Isaac B. Potter, editor of “Good
Roads” and a practical engineer.
The author points out the enormous ioss
to this country through the present general
condition of American roads, a loss which
falls not only upon the farmer, but upou city
people as well, who are compelled to pay
unnecessary prices lor having produce
brought to them. An American consul in
France reports that the road system of that
country (the most perfect system in the
world) "has beeu of greater value to the
country as a means of raising the value of
lauds than have the railways." In trance
every market-cart, with its broad tire, is a
road-maker.
Mr. Potter's article is full of practical
suggestion? for the betterment of American
roads, aud it is fully illustrated.
The Hagerstown Globe says that last
Thursday a telegram from the young lady’s
mother to Clerk Oswald requested that no
marriage license be issued in the name of
Miss Ida Mobley, of Harper's Ferry, who
was visiting in that city. Chief-of-i olice
Benner found the young lady at the resi
dence of Mr. Ephraim Oreult, East Frank
lin street. Being admitted to the house, ho
fouud that .Miss Mobley was theu taking
part, in company with Mr. John Bond and
Rev. 6. E. Bateman, in a very interesting
ceremony, for which Mr. Bond had several
days previously procured a license. He
was just a little t :o late, so Ik extended con
gratulations.
The street ct have at last been put away
for a rest, in order to alio r tbo removal
of the Joues property ou West Kii g
street. The cit zens of our community win
certainly be glad when this nuisance is r< •
moved; and no d>»ubt will never want o
see or hear of another.—Martintburg Worll,
The above paragraph needs to be eluci
dated. Is ft the Jones property or the street
car that is characterized a a nuisance?
Many Persons
Arc broken down from overwork or household
care* Brown's Iron Bitters
rebuilds tho rystom. aids digestion. remov e* tx
aud '■•ire; aalart*- Q?* ‘at
GO SOC1II FOU A WIFE.
Advice to the Young Man Who Content
/dates Matrimony.
Nirw York, March o.—Bright and
piquant Marie Jansen said tometheoth
‘ cr day : “.So many good things begin
with G—there’s girls and gum and
grace!” I added to this, “And thervs
gin,” She said, “There’s goodness. —
And i responded, “There’s gloves and
gravy ; After this brilliant combination
my brain succumbed. But l went away
thinking about girls—I scorn gum and
i gravy ; the first is the attribute of Mary
Anderson, that beautiful statue and bad
actiess; the second is seldom good, and
when it is you eat so much you get iudi*
! gesliou. But the girls, the really, right
; ly, truly girls, are bli-sful. You see
plenty of girls here in New York, but
’ they are not the kind I mean. They are
■ too awfully and intensely knowing, and
it is a delight to come across the real
; sort of girls once in awhile.
I saw one the oilier day and watched
: her f«»r an hour. She was looking at a
play that had a heartrending love s ory
io it, and just enough of a laugh here and
there to make life worth living. When
the sweetheart was telling his love, lor
beautiful eyes looked full and soft, and
there was a little quiver about I4T month |
that seemed to say, “Isn’t that the must |
exquisite thing in tin world—that story j
of love?” And then when the comic man
came on and laughed with bis partner,
1 1_i - i ... 1. .... i:.,u 1
| mu^uvu iwv. *.~
. that sparkled Irom her eyes, that brought
I out the diropes in her cheeks, and then
there came a musical sound that was
bird like in its beauty. That gill saw
nothing but the play while it went on,
and with her face toward the stage, with
so much expression in it, living with the
actors, suffering and being merry with
them, she was the most charming being
in the whole theater.
I never ceased watching her ; and then I
I said to somebody, “Where dooes that
girl come from?”
“From Chicago!” buid one. “Look
what beautiful hair she has!”
“From Boston !” said another. “Look
I at the intelligence in her face!”
And then I said: “Look at tire ro
mance in her eyes; look at the grace of
her body as she gets up !” “You remem
ber what I have always told you, and
what I am always quoting: ‘You can’t
grow magnolias in Massachusetts’—that
girl is from the South.” There werenu
merous bets made about this, and later |
on it was discovered that, as usual (how :
i 1 did glory in this), I was right; for the
i real girl, the pretty girl, came from
Louisville; and if Henry Watterson gets
into the White House, she will be one of
the prettiest and most graceful that ever
adorned that dreadful looking sepulcher, i
Since that day 1 have discussed girls
until I have lost all kn< ledge of men,;
and the conclusion I have come to is this:
II my oldest son ever reaches the age |
when he should marry, which is about
thirty, for before that no man knows how
to take care of a woman, I shall say to
: him. “My son, let us go down and visit
our people in the South,” and then I’ll
pray three times a day, and twice to in
crease mv apjietitf for devotion, that
when the procession of sons and dogs
| starts home, the oldest son will be enga
ged to be married to a .Southern girl.-—
And I will tell you why 1 want him to
! have her: Firs!, she lias a perfect belief
1 in religion —and when one suvs religion,
| one means in everything and even body
1 that belongs to her. She has been
, taught to think no evil; she believes to
: have a sweetheart is the ino.«t delightful
thing in the world, and it does seun such
a perfectly lovely compliment to the fav
: ored one to see her eyelids fall and her
cheeks cover themselves with a mantle of
: modesty when he approaches. She bus
been taught that husbands and wives love
each other, and she hasn’t had discussed
before her all the miserable, mean, low
talk of the divorce court. She can’t im
agine ladies being loud voiced, dressed
loudly, or not respecting the gentlemen
of the family. Sometimes she sacrifices
herself on the altar of respect, but she
dies in a good cause. •whe ll tell you h<iw
uastv she thinks all those so called jokes
about mother-in-law are, because natur
ally, if she should ever get married—and
when she says this she droojis her head
an<l smiles iu a way that tells you that
that’s one of ihe certainties of life—why
of course her husband's mother would
get her love just because she wa- hia
mother, and, of course, if she happened
to be u little queer -he would make the
b *st of it, because when people get old
they do sometimes get queer. She is not
apt to be so large that she belittles a
man aud makes it imjmssible for him to
call her “a dear little woman.” She is
just the right heighth, because she can
look up in his face, ami eyes that are
large aud full, and which tell their own
stories of 'ove or bate, are * «t beautiful
wlu*u upraised. And ilieu, above every
thing else, she adores babies. If they
don’t happen to have a baby in their
home, she borrows one from a neighbor,
gains permission to wash ami dross it, and
devotes an entire morning to cuddling the
smu 1 b'oasom and enjoying, in prospective,
the delights of maternity Now, these are
sonic ol the reasons why I want my boy to
marry u Southern girl.
I like the Western girl. I like her
loyalty and her breeziness and her deter
mination to have her clothes tit well and
to be up in the latest fads. Her determi
nation is as delicious as her eyes are dear
—those eyes that look right straight thro’
one and nil over one, as if inquiring with
great rapidity : “Who made your doth
frock ? What’s die last new book ? Where
are you going after you leave home, and
won't you stay with us a little longer?’’
I like her hospitality ; there she is like j
her Southern cousin. But then she is
just a little bit too sun*; it the Southern j
girl errs on the side of ignorance, the j
Western girl docs on the side ol know I- .
edge. Still I like her. Most of all am 1 j
charmed by her perfect adoptability. She
would he at ease with the ( z ir of all the
Ru-sias and equally so when she is giv-i
ini:, ami she gives generously, to tin. beg
gar at her gates.
I don't like the Boston girl. She i
aggressive with a large 1) before, and she
is iiiqiertineiit w ith sjiectacles. She wants
to inoculate you with knowledge. She
thinks she is cultured when she is merely
impudent, and she is calculated to freeze
Lnw.mu!•* Sufi* iiM /»n»nm it* l»v il
long enough. I have heard of Boston
men mnrrving, hut I have never heard o»
Boston wcuien doing it. To them unbe
lief is a sign • ! higher education, and
love and all its .sweet and noble actions
perfectly silly. 1 suppose they enjoy lile,
I would'! vouch for this. If ever they <l<»
break loose they become p**rfect ava
lanches, and during Lent scrub iht
church steps for the sake of religion, and
afterwards almost publicly caress some
well-known lion in the name of art. The
Plymouth Pock presses heavily upon
them, and it seems to have squeezed oui
the sweet syrup of womanliness and left
in its place the sour vinegar of semi
knowledge.
About the New York girl—I like her, but
I don't love her. She is kind, amusing, and
daring Her kindness, however, is often
the result of policy, and therefore one must
not value it too much. The lit of her gown*
commands your respect, but you would
not devote so much time and thought to
them. She can ent- rtain a man better than
of the other girls, bnt it’s too apt to be any
man, and not just one man. If she marrio
she makes a good housekeeper and she's a
“stunning” wife. I don’t like that word,
but it’s one that must be applied to her.—
She talks so well and so much that half the
meu in New York look like fools because
6hc won't allow them time to prove they are
anything else. She is not afraid to discuss
anything; she gets in the way of talking
things that are not quite nice entirely as u
matter of course. She w ill not hesitate to
tell you about some man who’s awfully
“mashed” on a married woman, and she
will laugh heartily at .a Southern girl s
look of wonder at the existence of such
things. She 9 a good mother, in a way.—
She dresses her children sensioly and sees
that the drainage in the house i« correct;
she doesn t believe in cuddling them it
they happen to hurt themselves, for that
happens to strike her as nonsense.
.She hasn't enough gentleness. There arc1
a lew old fashioned words that will i ever
apply to her. One of them has been inurl
vulgarized. It is “high-toned/’ Tliii k
it over, and you will see exactly what it
..... ns V.-.w slif.'x not that - ton Ir.w
in her tone, and there w ill never come to
her that perfect elegance of manner, car
riage, and richness of heart that was meant
vears ago when this word was used. I like
lier, but I couldn't, if I had some great bor
row, lay bare my heart and expect a great
sympathy from her. If I wept bitterly be
cause of my grief, the Boston girl would an
a'yze niy tears for me and think that what
had come to me was not a real grief, but
on y the uatural succession of events. The
Western girl would put her arms around me
and say, “My dear girl, you wil only make
vour nose red, and your mourning dress has
conic borne and looks perfectly lovely." But
the .Southern girl would lean her face close
to mine, hold my hand, look at ine with
eye*- full of sympathy, say nothing, and yet
make me feel happier. Oh, dear! oh, dear!
W hat a lot I’ve said about girts; hut if you
don’t like it blame w hat Marie Jansen said
and the bight of Henry Watteraon t daugh
ter for it.
The Clarksburg Sun speaking of the ta'k
about running Wu. L. Wilson for governor
says:
“Mr. Wilson should remain were lie is.
and wheie he is regarded by the country a*
one of the ino-t brilliant parliamentary
leaders in Congress. He has made many
heroic sacrifice-* tor his party, and is pmba
blv willing to make more, but it is asking
and expecting ton much to call him from
the arena in which he has covered him*eli
with glory and his state will enduring re
nown to make the race for Governor.”
Mr. Wil&on understands, without being
told, why some {•ernoii* are so persistent in
pushing him into the gubt-rnali-mal content
against his pronouncement that he is not
aod will not, he a candidate for Go-eroor.
.4# the Flame of a Candle.
One whs looked the crowd over as we
waited for the train would not have ret
us down as hard hearted and indifferent:
but we >-0 poved to ijo, as a young girl
not over thirteen years of age, leading an
old man who was stone blind und very
feeble, passed slowly around the room so
liciting alms. They got a penny here
and there, hut even those coins seemed to
l>e given grudgingly, and those who gave
nothing consoled themselves with the re
flection that the pair were frauds and
really needed no financial assistance.
When they had made the tour of the
room the girl led the aid man to a seal
in* corner, and utter a few words had
pa-setl between tin m they began singing
a hymn. She hail a wonderful voice for
a child, clear and sweet, und his was a
deep bass. The hymn was that entitled
**N«arer, My God, to Thee.” You have
heard it hy u full choir, accompanied by
the strains of a grand organ, but you
never listened so intently as we did there.
There was n plaint in ihht girl’s voice
which touched a chord, und there was a
quiver in the old man’s ha.-s w hich sad
dened you. I hcv sung low and soft, and
they had not finished a verso when half
of us were standing up to see them better.
• The girl kept her eyes on the floor at
her leet. The sightless ey^> of the old
man—her fa tin r—were raised t-. the ceil
ing and over his wrinkled face crept a
glad smile as he fini-hed the chorus.
Nearer, niv 0<h1 to Thee—
Nearer to Thee.
The hvmn was not finished when every
man begun feeling fur a contrloution ami
women opened their |>ort* inontiaies. It
was different now. They were no longer
frauds, ami every one was glud to give
something. Two or three were ready to
move about to take up a collection, but
they waited for the end of (he hymn.
When it canto to the chorus of tho last
wise, the old man was singing bravely.
Half-way through his voice suddenly
choked, and the last two lines were sung
by the girl alone and died away in a sob
and cry. All of us saw the old man's
head drop forward and bin body lurch.
il» would have fallen to the floor had
not the girl seized and held hint up. A
dozen of us were there in n moment, but
we were too late. I he old man’s life
Imd gone out as your breath upon the
flame of a caudle, and ou his ashe n lip
-till trembled the sacred notes of the re
frain :
Nearer to Thee.
— -• • *
.4 Scientist'll Courtship.
An interesting story has recently beeu
told about the late Sir George Airy, the
famous astronomer royal, and his court
ship. Bv reason of his timidity he seem
ed doomed to be a bachelor for life. But
fortune favored him. ami he drifted into
matrimony in an unexpected way. Au
intimate friend remarked to him one day :
“Have you ever observed Mies -V
eves? They have the projierty of double
refraction.”
“Dear me : that is vtry odd,” lie ex
claimed. “I should like to see that ; do
you think I might venture to call?”
And call he did, and begged permis
-imi to examine the \ oung lady’s eyes.—
The novelty of the situation may have
fascinated him. At anv rate he begged
the privilege of a second cal! to look at
the eyes in a clearer light. The problem
grew so interesting that he at length came
t • the conclusion to make it a life study.
.n. ■ • • I r • .!/• _J_J a
lilt* DOidUt'*' 1**111 u ill me vuii’/ni*;
enabled him ultimately to propose. He
wus accepted, und the strange courtship
euded in a happy marriage.
Lawyer P-is a very systematic
man. The othi r day he had his house
fitted with electric appliances, and giving
instruction? to his servant Joseph, he
sai-l:
“Now I want you to understand, Jo*
seph, that when I ring ouce that means
for you, and when I ring twice that
means tor Maggie, the housemaid."
Joseph wno was the laziest w retch that
ever accepted wages he did not earu,
bowed respectfully and withdrew. A lit
tle later the bell rang. Joseph never
moved. Presently it rang again, and,
according to instructions, Maggie came
| hurrying to her master, who was very
| angry.
“Why didn't that rascal Joseph come
when 1 rang for him ?” said the lawyer,
disgustedly.
“Why, sir," answered Maggie, “Joseph
is busy in the office reading your new#,
paj* r. When he heard the first ring he
•aid to me, ‘Now, Maggie, wait until he
rings the second time, and then it will be
you he want#/ "
- —
Old newspapers are said to make valuab’c
anti m<*th wrappers for fur» and winter
| clothing, the ink upon them being neatly a?
! repulsive to all kinds of vermin a« camphor
or coal tar paper. They are likewi'-c good
I to lay on carpets fur a like purpose. Being
impermeable to air, they, also form excel
lent envelops for vessel? containing ice and
fresh liquor

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