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VOLUME S!. -VOLUME 37, NEW SERIES. CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON OUUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, MAI 86,18»8. No. 37.
• ! - » t)*„»r> Pa. Ave. Washington, D. C. u , s vTTFtNTION TO HIS LARGE AND CA**EPALLY SELECTED STOCK OF STEINWAY, A. 3. OH ASK. y CAltl.KK A l«KO„ <• ItRICOS A CO., ami other -PIANOS -OK— Liliiii i\M. gTr-v instrument fully . 1 for rive rears. — —~ -Li..---*'onstrnt!y on hard an SECOND-HAND Pianos of LEADING MAKKILS * which will be sold nt re markably low ti^ures. OPCAPJS of popnlai in-ikt r* and at reasonable price*, Send for illustrated paiopldelof Pianos'Organs 1 also make a SPECIALTY of TUNING and REPAIRING Pianos. Teachers and Academies given Special Rates upon Application. \ . >lins, Guitars, Banjos, Accurdeons, Mouth Organs, Strings, Sheet Music, in fa : Everything »n tk* musical line always on hand. June 24. l«91-l yr. Citninia ,frrc Ttrss. TERMS: vv- f u k Free Trkss is published weekly at fat foliar* I'er Jn«itm if pud in odraiuv. rff~ Ihe terms of advertising are, for a square v ch or less, Ont Dollar and fifty Cent* - , rce insertions—larger ones in the same >r»pertion. Each continuance Fifty Cent*. 2#* S'.» advertisement to be considered by tl.i 'Mh or year unless specified on the mati n' : >r previously agreed between the par ties Vn advertisement not marked on the - v f >r a specified number of insertions will be Mtinued nntil ordered out, and payment «, -*• exacted accordingly. th^Hboclar Advertisburxts.—To avoid vt misunderstanding on the part of the an - „i. advertisers it is proper to state distinctly t their privilege only extends to their itu T.-iiate business. Real Estate, Legal or other sivertisements sent by them to be an addition al charge, and no variation. .'S'Obituary notices of more than five lines •Hi he charged for. JOB WORK.—Postern, Sale Bills, Circular*. Cards etc., executed promptly, neatly and at fair prices. • IVo/V'HsioMfil ('arris. I JR EDWARD N. LOGAN, Charles-Town, Jefferson County, W Ya. Offers his professional services to the public, '"an he fotmd at the “Carter House 2 1*03—dm._ QK a T. IWHtMH 8 rn 1'SICIAS .6 SUROEOS. C k irlfft'nrn, •! Of**iUy, We*t Virginia. April 4. 1*74. | yi J. I). STARRY, Ch :-hy >vt. Cnuuty, IYtst P /ynuV». H»' ; resumed the practice ot Meiiicitw, of >rv , Professional services to the public. : e next door to residence, near corner of ce and Main street*. January 22,1x76. I AM E8 M. HASSON. Jr., DOCTOR OF VESTAL SLRUEKY, < >ffer* his Profess nal Service to >e citizens of (Ijarle! wn an i vicinity. Aprd IV 1V<A—y. E ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, .\rlcst »tvn. Jefferson County, W. Ya. »• with Cleon Mtxire,opjv•-.’e the Court t. 7. 1391. T M H. TRAVERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, •Mirirstown, J«ff«rton County, ItV*X ITrytrua. Vul pn^ th’* in tht Courts of thisConnty ana i .•*>;, -rung Counties. ’ • next Jo<' r to the residence of Mrs. Max v- mi nearly opposite the “Carter House.' November 23, H*«6. IwrjjeBaylor. Wm. L. Wilson. 1> tYLoR Jt WILSON, .4 TTORXEYS AT LA W. C’.vifti iiert' Jcjfcrtun County, Wt$t I tryuiw, A . a:;-;, j the Court* of Jefferson and Berke fT • ;:ttics and attend to other law business ••he 'tv.* of West Virginia. Specuil atten * r ven to collections. March 5.137<i. ^ E KENNEDY, ATTORSEY AT LAW, '■I’icaiown, Jeferaun County. WtJl I'iryinut. ■•ractice iu Jefferson and adjoining Coun in Northern end of Lawyer’s How. >:u:.er 20, WJ—tf. _ N J ' MOD RE, O* ATTORSEY AT LAW, Barry, U<, Clouka Ofuniy, I'iryinio, and I N MOORE. ATTORSEY AT LAW, • uv,, Jeffcno* Cbou/y, Wot l injiuui. ; i<r*ake cases jointly iu the Courts of l otntiee. ■ :?72. J I TRAPNBLL, 4TTORSEY AT LAW JefTrrp: , County, H«< l iryini :i the Courts of Virginia and \\ cat r*>- ' .Vttentioti paid to collection of claims. . 1 ■ 1-. • p ^KRST YV. DROWN, ATTORSEY AT LAW. it vn Jrjt.ton County, WtM Virginia. i'e*:a tlie different Courtsof W est ,r •» and Maryland. Attention given to " and all classes of Claims against the ’’ ▼•riimant. •'per-ial attention to Collections. . 1M0 J. F. Engle. QUisOX 4 ENG LB, 4 TTORSE i S A T LA IF. . Jfffrrtnu (Jonnty, IFcsl Virginia. 1 Hies, in the Supreme Court .of * . n the United States Die J , rtinnharg Notary Public in n lawyer’s Hew, on George street. its |. lm ■ rp C. GREEN, ATTORSEY AT L.4IF. ChcurltHown, Jefferson County, TF«< liiryiiiia, Will practice in the Churls of Jefferson, Berke ley ami Morgan counties, in the United States District Court at Martinsburg, and in the Su preme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Special attention to the collection of claims, and prompt remittances of the same. Office in Law Building, rear of Court-house. Aug. G. 1S90. A. W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith. ! W£. DONALD A BECKWITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Charles-Town, Jefferson County, West Ya. Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Berkeley ami Morgan counties, the U. S. Dis trict Court at Martiusburg and the Court of Appeals of Wot Virginia. PRASI 31. LO ATTORNEY AT LAW. i t’!i,.rlostowjt. Jeffers m County, West Virginia. Office in Maxwell Building. mm AND ALEXANDER, lnsnrunoe Ajjonoy, Office Gibson Building. Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1S70. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. JETNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest and most popular Fire Insurance Co. in America. .Ktna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford. (Life and Accident). Phoenix, of Hartford. Virginia Fire and Marine, of Richmond. Georgia Home, of Columbus, <».•». Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. German, of Wheeling. JetTerson, of Wheeling. Fire and Marine, of Wheeling. Manchester Fire Ins. Co., of England. Liverpool ami London and Globe, of England, the larges: foreign Company doing business in America. Eire Association, of Philadelphia. Hamburg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co., of Germany. AGENTS: J. S. FLEMING. Shepherds town ; JAS. W. LEAGUE, Middleway. CHAS. H. TRAIL, Harper s Ferry. A sworn statement of the conditions of all Foreign Insurance Companies represented in this Agency will be found at the Clerk's OtKee, in compliance with State law9. AH losses promptly adjusted and paid at our othce. Respectfully, _ WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER, February 12, 18SS. _ The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1S78. R. A. ALEXANDER, Secretary. OUL e. Gibson Building, Court-House yard, Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County. Insurance in a ^afe Company at theaotual cost of insurance, which is much cheaper than the rates usually charged, and keeps the money at home. Good" risks from responsible parties are invited. Executive Committee meets every Friday. Dlkkitoka—Jos 1 rapneii. tier.rv ». wavcn port, J. Garland Hurst. John W. Rider. W. H. T. Lewis, U. Preston Chew, Wm. L. \N ilson, Eugene Baker. S. W. Washington, H. L. Snyder Charles P. Wilson, John H. Zittle. Jacob S. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, isaac H.Strider. JOS. TRAPNELL.President. H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. ExK I'TIVK CeMMITTKB—J. G. Hurst, Wm. II T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac H.Strider, Jos Trapnell. S. W. Washington. L*va l AoKJixs.—Middle way—J. G. Shirley; Hari*er's Kerry --('has. E. Trail; Shepherds town— J.S. Fleming ; Charlestown—ashing ton A Alexander. FERTILIZERS. SHENANDOAH, POTOMAC SPECIAL MIXTURE FOR WHEAT. IIO.tlK OKOV.VO BO.YE. HAVING made arrangements to nianufac ture Fertilixers at the Valley Fertiliser ;„aM» s Factory, we offer to the farmers of the same MATaaiALs hitharto useii *. -r September 1st. ^ p A T P LIPPITT. 1 July 1, A Friend Wishes to speak through the Register of the beneficial results ho has received from a regular use of Ayer’s Pills. He says: “I was feeling sick and tired and my stomach seemed all out of order. 1 tried a number of remedies, but none seemed to give ine relief until I was in duced to try the old reliable Ayer's Pills. I have taken only one box, but I feel like a new man. I think they are the most pleasant and easy to take of anything I ever used, being so finely sugar-coated that even a child will take them. I urge upou all who are 3n Meed of a laxative to try Ayer's Pills.” — Booth bay (Me.), “Between the ages • f five and fifteen, I was troubled with a kind of salt rheum, or eruption, chicriy confined to the legs, ami especially to the bend of the knee above the calf, lit re, running sores formed which would scab over, but would break immediately ou mov ing the leg. My mother tried every thing she could think of, hut all >vas without avail. Although a child, I read in the papers about the beneficial effects of Ayer’s Pills, and persuaded my moth er to let me try them. With no great faith in the result, she procured Ayer’s Pills and I began to use them, and soon noticed an improvement. Encouraged by this, I kept on till I took two boxes, when the sores disappeared and havo never troubled me since.”—H. Chipman, Iteal Estate Agent, lloaucke, Ya. “I suffered for years from stomach anti kidney troubles, causing very severe pains in various parts of the body. Noue of the remedies I tried afforded me any relief until 1 began taking Ayer’s Pills, and was cured.”—Win. Goddard, Notary Public, Five Lakes, Midi. Prepued by Pr. ,LC. Ayer Sc Co., Lowell, Mm# Sold by Pruggints Everywhere. Every Dose Effective THE MILD FOWER CURES. HUMPHREYS* l»r. Humphreys’ Specifies arose lent Ideally and carefully prviwred Remedies, used for years In rrtvaio iwctiee and for over thirty. yearnby lb* •oopio wl:h entire success. Every single Specific a special cure for the disease named. They cure without drugging, purging or reducing the system, and are in fact and deed the bore re I gu Remedies of Ihe World. _ list eg mntsnsl crass. rsicsa j-Pevera, Congestions. Inflammations. .55 5— Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .55 3—Teething; Colic. Cry lng. Wakefulness .55 4 —IHurrhen, of Children or Adults.55 3—Dysentery,Griping, Billons Colic.55 6— Cholera Morbus. Vomiting.55 7— Coughs. Colds, Bronchitis..55 8— Neuralgia. Toothache, Faceacho.45 9— Headache*, Sick Headache, Vertigo. .45 14-DrspepslSi Biliousness, Constipation .45 11_Suppressed or Painful Periods. .55 12_ Whiten, Too Profuse l’eriods.55 13- Croup, l.nryngitls. Hoarseness.45 14— Salt Khcum, Erysipelas. Eruptions. .55 13—U heumntisni. or Rheumatic Fains.. .45 18— .Malaria, Chills. Fever and Ague.45 17- 1*1 les. Blind or Bleeding.55 18- Ophthnltnr. Sore or Weak Eyx*...... .45 19- Cntarrh, influenza. Cold Intl» Head .45 50— Whooping Cough.45 51- Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.. 55 Ear Discharges, Impaired Hearing .45 53—Scrofula, Enlarged Glands, Swelling .55 54 Genera! liability, Physical Weakness .55 55-Dropsy, and Scanty Secretions....... .45 38—Sen-blekness. sickness from Riding . 45 37 -Kidney Discuses.®5 31»—Sore Mouth, or Canker. •4’* 30—l’rinnry Weakness, Wotting Bed.. .45 31 — l’aluful l’eriods 'ii? 34- Diphtheria, Ulcerated Sore Threat.. .45 35— Chronic Congestions & Eruptions. »45 EXTRA NUMBERS: 28—Nervous Debility, Seminal Weak ness, or Involuntary Discharges.1.09 n*2 DlKriiMFKof the Sli’art.l’alplttUlon 33 -Epilepsy, Spasms, St. Vitus’ Dance ..1.00 h - r M'lt post-ptid oa rrcslpt of price, p* llcvf"«sv»' SUscvl «1M *»>c»o rasa, lit BPIIHI.YS’ SKD.ro.,Ill * It* tVllllaai St., Sew York. SPECIFICS. HUMPHREYS’ WITCH HAZEL OIL THE PILE OINTMENT. F'-e PT1.F.S — External or Internal-Blind or Dleedlna—However inveterate or Lone Standing. The Best and Safest Remedy known. alwR'. giving satisfaction and prompt relief. It KE*So cure for Fissures. Fistulas, llcers. Old Sores and Bums. _ ,,_ Sold by Druggists, or sent on receipt of price. 50 ernts per Bottle. HUMPHREYS'MEDICINE COMPANY, Cor. William and John Streats, New York. AUGUST ScHCLTK, F. L. FKDNit'X, Jr., Painter. Smith. New Carriage Factory, Charlestown, Jefferson County, If. fa. iir r the undersigned have entered intoaCo VV Partnership for the purpose of Manufac turing and Repairing CARRIAGES, BUGGIES PH.ETOXS, DAYTOX AXD OTHER PLEAS URE WAGONS, Spring Wagons, Dog Carts, Sulkies, Sleighs. Ac., mi a» tine style as can be done anywhere in tho Union at moderate prices. Being practical tuechahics we will be enabled to do all work on correct, systematic principles, thereby pro ducing work, durable and handsome. REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY We have secured the services of Mr. Tho?. Ryan, so favorably known for years in connec tion with Maj. Hawks' Factory, to exsente the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to receives fair shart of you? patron age, we pledge ourselves to gi— ^ " -^'ne re ceived. . , SCHULTE A- =d)N.EUX. jSk-Shops on Bleomery Turn ^e, 2 Squares from Main St. May 21,1885—tf. _ NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! The undersigned desires to announce that he has opened, on North Mildred street, near B. A 0. dej>ot, a stock of Groceries, .Yt ions, CONFECTION’S, TOBACCO & CIGARS, and solicits a share of public patronage. Respectfully, L. M. BLESSING. M usic Lessons. Madame and Miss Bertha Uuhl resumed their Vocal and Instrumental Music Classes Septem ber 9th. isnl, at their residence on the corner of Mildred and Liberty streets. Terms mod ! erate. Sept. y>, 1891. I .... ,, -- ■ T^RUIT Fuddine. Corn Starch and Shred Co x' coanut. Gelatine, Tapioca, Ac., for sale by ; May 38, 1800. C. D. ELY. roETRir. jam. Dear, It is twilight time, the time of rest ; Ah ! cease that weary pacing to and fro; Sit down beside me in this cushioned nest, Warm with the brightness of our ingle-glow. Dear, thou art troubled. Let me share thy lot Of shadow, as I shared thy sunshine hours. I am no child, though childhood, half forgot, Lies close behind me, with its toys and flow ers. I am a woman, waked by lmppy love To keep ho ue’s sacred altar lire alight! Thou hast elected me to stand above AH others i a thine heart. I claim my right, Not wife alone, but mate, and comrade true ; I shared thy roses, let me share thy rue! Bitter? I know it. God hath made it so. But from His hand shall we take good alone, And evil never? Let the world’s wealth go, Life hath no loss which love cannot atone. Show jnc the new hard path that we must • read I shall not faint, nor falter by the way; And, i>c there cloud or sunshine overhead, I shall not fail thee to my dying day. I?ut love me. love me, let our hearts and lips Cling closer in our sorrow than in joy : Let faitli outshine onr fortunes in eclipse, And lovo deem wealth a lost and broken toy. Joy made us glad, let sorrow find us true; God hi (vised our roses, IIo will bless our rue! fiujiuia $rcc ftess. . —————~— -1 JT. TY. n. OALLAHER, Editor. Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Ya. May ?.5, lSi)S. The «Hustlers’> and Cowboys. Several weeks ago we had a paragraph anent the troubles in Wyoming between the men of the big stock companies and those owning small ranches and known as ’ rus flora * ’ We are permitted to make some extract^ from a letter written by Mr. Oscar Flagg—a so-called “rustler”—to his father, Cnpt. George II. Flagg, of this town. He begins by saying, “I think I havo written from time to time about tho way the big stock companies try to run things to suit themselves. They term the men who have taken land and own a few head ot cattle “rustlers.” I have been threatened and bulldozed ever since I quit working for the big companies in ’80, as have many others who began to make homes for themselves. “I believe I have the respect and friend ship of the whole of Johnson and Sheridan counties and have been asked by the Dem ocratic Central Committee to be a candidate for the legislature this fall. “I was on my way to attend the Demo cratic State Convention at Douglas when 1 was waylaid. I loft homo at 11 o'clock on the morning of the 9th of April to go to Powder Kirer Crossing, where I was to meet the other three delegates from Buflalo. I took my wagon along to that point to send ' back by my wife’s son some .uruituro. He was driving and I was horseback. About ten miles from my ranch was the K. C. ranch and the road ran directly by it. The river is crossed by a bridge. As I was riding across tho table land I saw seven men, three on one side of tho road and four •n the other—each party about three hun dred yards from the road. I turned off and started to ride to the three men, and as I approached they rode away. I then turned back into the road and started to overtake my wagon, forty yards ahead of me, as my rifle was in it. As I got to where the road drops off from the table and brought me in sight of the stable I saw about twenty men. I saw them jnmp up with their rifles in their hands and one of them tired at the boy. The team scared and dashed across the bridge. These men had not seen me behind the wagon until after the shot was fired. They then commenced hallooing at me to throw up my hands. 1 was sure it meant death, but \ was bound to stay with my boy. I road a good horse, so, driving mv spurs into him, I dashed by them and emptied my six-shooter as I passed. They I ... . v._r_i «Or. atm!* at me. but the I cowards missed me. I overtook the wagon and told my boy to hand mo my W inches i ter; then, looking back, I the seven men following me at full speed. I told the boy to stop the team. I jumped of] my horse ano’ held the pursuers back until he had time to cut one of the horses loose and jump on him. We then made our way across the country, a distance of thirty miles, to Trabing, so that I could telegraph to the sheriff At Trabing we got fresh horses and reinforcements and started back to the K. C. ranch.” The conclusion of the letter, which we are obliged to omit, is a description of the siege until the IT. S. troops arrived and the besieged men surrendered to the l. S. troops _glad to get out of the hands of the rus I tiers.” m There is no “wild land” in West Virginia, if by that term valueless territory is meant. Every crevice in every craggy cliff lets light into mines of unmeasured wealth, and there’s not a bald spot on their timber-cov ered crowns. True, their shaggy fronts look as if the Groat Contractor had got thus far on Creation’s Saturday afternoon and had just dumped the carts and quit.— But Nature never wastes; where the plow don’t stick, the pick will, and the music of the mills will gb dden our thousand silent hills.— HV*/ I>; •nia Blade. Ladies of Rir’.mond are going to convert the house occut;ed by lion. Jefferson Da vis whilst President of the Confederate States into a receptacle for t on federate rel ics. It is to be a permanent museum. Mrs. J. Taylor Ellison, 710 East Franklin street, Richmond, is chairman of the association, and relics sent to her will be promptly ac knowledged. LADUS •reeding a tonic, or children who want btikd ing up. should taite BKOWH'S* IKOX BlTTTEi<S It is pleasant; cures Malaria. Indigestion, i Eiliousaoea Uvo cumplataW heui&igia. Meals lUj Schedule. “I have only two minutes to get my breakfeast and catch my train,” said a tall man in au Irish frieze ulster to the waiter in a railway statiou the other morning. “What can you give me in the smallest possible time? Take into consideration, too, the fact that I have left my false teeth under the pillow at my hotel.” “We have just the thing for you, sir,' and he immediately brought a cup of cof fee and a piece of lemon pie. Tlie gentleman sa*. down, and in less than a minute from the time ho gave his order was rushing toward the office for his ticket. “He made pretty good time,” remark ed a customer who sat at the next table. “Oh, that's nothing,” replied the wait er ; “we beat that every day. I once knew a man who came in here who had only sixty seconds in which to get his breakfeast, buy his ticket and reach his train.” “What did you give him ?” “Two soft baked apples ami a glass of milk. He finished in just fifteen seconds, took another fifteen for the purchase of his ticket, and when I last saw him he was walking up and down the platform smoKing a cigar, impatiently waiting *»* the train to start." “I suppose mo-'t passengers who come in here nre in a hurry “Never saw but two who were not, and one of these was a soldier who had lost both legs in the war, add the other was a 1 tramp who was waiting tor the night freight. “When a customer comes in and says he wants something to eat in a hurry I ask him how much time he has or what train he wants to catch. Now, I have a list of those articles that I can serve and which can be eaten in exactly tho time the passenger has to spare, i'o the cus tomer having one minute for luncheon I serve baked apples and milk ; if bo has two minutes, lemon pin and cold coffee ; three minutes, apple pie And hot coffee ; four minutes, slapjacks and coffee ; five minutes, ready cooked sausages and mashed potatoes; six minutes, fish ball. and hash, cold roast beef, and so on. I tell you we work on springs all tho time.’ And the waiter rushed off to serve an other customer who appeared to he in s hurry. The St. Louis Republic tells about u party recently given in St. Louis to which was invited a noble nut bashful cowboy He was a good looking fellow, and one of the young ladies present kindly took an interest in him and tried to make him feel at ease. He fell desperately in love at once, and the hostess, noticing this encouraged him all she could. In loav ing the house the young lady who had taken a friendly interest in the cowboy forgot her overshoes, and the hostess told the young Lochinvar from the plain that he rnigh return them to tho girl it he wished. The herder leaped at the chance and presented himself in due time at the young lady’s house. She was surprised to see him, bnt greeted him cordially. “You forgot your overshoes last night,’ said he awkwardly, handing her th( package. She thanked him and opened it. “Why, there’s only one overshoe here,’ j she exclaimed. les, .HISS -, sail! me uiusmug vaquero, earnestly. “I'll bring around the other one, to morrow, and I only wish, miss, that you were a centipede.’ The tough office boy sat, in the cornel the other day, busily engaged in reading a book. Strange to say, it was not “ l he Adventure of Bunco Jim,” “Daisy Dean the Demon Detective,” or even a thril ling narrative of more or less correct lift on the plains. lie was reading Shakes peare. An expression of peace and joy was on his face that caused those who knew bin; to wonder if he had at last experienced £ change of heart. His eyes sparkled and his whole expression was one of happi ness. Finally he turned to a worker al another desk. “Say, cull,” he said. “I’ve got a ques tion for yer. Did ycr ever read Shakes peare ?” “Yop,” was the reply. “And dyer know what he talks alwut?’ “Yep." “Den maybe you can help me.” “What is it?” “Well, I want ter know which was d< man, Romeo or Juliet ?” — - <*• The woods are at their lovliest; dog woo< and wild honeysuckle twine above the mor< modest violet and anemone which nestle a their feet. Some varieties of the oak an covered with soft velvet leaves of terra cotti color, while the fresh light green of the ma pies is in beautiful contrast with the shadow like pines. “How sweet it is to wande ; through a wood.” Mirage on Lake Superior. Well may Superior breed mysticism in the minds of savages, for it is given t* startling tricks. The mirages that are seen upon it have bestowed upon it a pc-; culiar and distinct lame. They are known to the people ot the lake as “re flections.” I have heard many sailors describe the wonderful ones they have witnessed ; I would give an ther journey | out there to see one. Men have told mo that they have seen Duluth when tjiey were 185 miles away from it—upside down and in the sky, but distinctly Du luth. One sailor said that at one broad noonday he suddeuly saw a beautiful pasture, replete with ati apple tree anti n five-rail fence, shining green and cool be ; fore him, apparently close at hand. The effect the clear air produces by apparently magnifying objects seen upou the lake is most astonishing. To illus trate what I mean, let me tell what hap pened the very last time I saw the lake. I was on a tug-boat, and upou coming out of the cabin I saw ahead of me a tre mendous white messenger steamship.— The boats were approaching one another at right angles, and the newcomer loom* ' ed up like a leviathan among vessels, bigger than one of our naval cruisers, high above the water ns a house would look. I called attention to it, and a l companion familiar with the lake, re. | plied : “T ii’Aiidnr trlinf Imnf it is • slip's H i whopping big one, isn’t she?” Something distracted my attention, and five minutes afterwards, when I looked at the approaching vessel again, she had passed the mysterious point at which sho was most exaggerated in apparent size, and had become an ordinary large lake steamer. But that was not the end of the trick. Hie began to dwindle and shrink, growing smaller and smaller in size until the phenomenon became ridic ulous. In time the elastic boat had be I come a very small passenger propeller, ; and I (bund myself wondering whether i she would be discernible at all by the time we were abreast of her. But at that the optical censed. A small screw steamer of the third class was what she I proved to lie. - ♦ .Vof to be Hcati It. A New Hampshire man and a man from Ohio chanced to meet at a public dinner-table in New York. The man from Ohio suggested to him of the Gran ite State that it might be advantageous to him to remove to the West. The Yankee could not see it. There was no State in the Union equal to New Hamp shire. lie of the Buckeye State could not agree to this. Ohio was inferior to i New Hampshire in no respect, while in many respects she was superior. The Yankee demanded to know a superior feature. The Buckeye commenced to enumerate ; but as fast as lie could pre sent bis claims of superiority bis antago nist unhesitatingly swept them away by bold and vigorous declarations to the contrary. At length, when all other sources ol argument bad bten exhausted, the Buck | eye confidently observed : “You will at least allow that Ohio j justly claims superiority over New Hampshire in point of tho extent of her j territory.” ‘No, sir!” promptly and emphatically I replied the Yankee. "Your State spread* out broad because it is flat. Look at the mountains of New Hampshire! Just roll ’em out flat, and they’d make territory enough to cover up the whole of Ohio, and fill up a big slice of Luke , I Erie!” The gentleman from Ohio cheerfully paid for the few extra cigars which lie fouud in his bill on that occasion. A Parisian paper relates tho following story of a contest in boasting which, it says, took place between three artists of Marseilles. It should bo explained that Parisian writers always put their “tall talk” into the mouth of Marseille, pco | pie. “My dear,” said one of the artists, “yesterday I painted a pine board in im itation of marble, and did it with such fidelity that when the board was put into a pond of water it sunk like etonc.” “Pooh!” said the second ;- "that is nothing. Yesterday I happened to hang up my thermometer on the back of the frame of my ‘View in the Artie Regions,’ and the mercury instantly went down to i twenty degrees below zero. "All this is nothing at all,” said the third artist. "You know my portrait of the old Marquis of Caraargne? Well, it , is so life-like that it has to lie shaved three Units a week !” A feature of the Merchants and Farmers ( Bank that will please borrower*, is the fact that any borrower can become his own surety by giving a deed of trust on his real t estate.—Martintburq Indc]*ndtnt. FOH DTBPEPXIA, Indisrstlon, and Stomach divrd r-. laic imowv# iru»> nrm-“(s. All dealers keep It, $1 per bottle. Ganuiti ' l .» trade mark wad cr.jtux.-d red Uatooti wrapper. iitmona ana iitcir .uniting. “Buttons have played ft great part in the world,” said a scientific man to a St rr w riter. ‘*They were invented only a cen tury and a half ago, and yet they have rev olutionized clothes. Until modern times people delighted in loose and flowing robes, which were flung around the body. In days of old the tailors and dressmak ers paid no attention to “fit,” having re gard merely for the graceful adjustment of drapery. All this was changed by buttons. They were not worn originally i for any useful purpose, but merely for or nament. Thus, if you look up their his torv, you will find that the*carlicst*pat terns of them were splendid aud costly. However, it*w:i» Juot long before their utility for fastciiing'garmenU came to be realized. They rendered it possible to make clothing fit closoly to the body, and so they brought about a complete altera in the theory of eosturuo. “Buttons have become necessary to civilization. It is difficult to see how mankind could get along without them now. Ouly savages and the indolent peoples of the orient dispense with them. They arc made of every conceivable ma terial almost, including all the metals from gold to pewter, pearl, ivory, tor tose shell, bone, horn, hair, iudia rubber, wood, amber, jet, glass, porcelain, clay, leather, papier machc, vegetable ivory, preeious stones and all sorts of stuffs and cloths. Metals buttons arc either stamp ed with dies’or cast. One firm in the United States turns out 65,000,000 iron backs for covered buttons evury year.— Glass butt'»nt arc made by pinching the half-soft material in hot pinchers. The pinchers sire furnished with a die, it it is desired to impress a design on the but tons. Wooden button molds come large ly from the south of France, where plen ty of wood suitable for the purpose grows, “Common shirt buttons are made by mixing finely powdered soapstouc with silicate of soda, otherwise known ns ‘wa ter gloss.’ The mixture is dried and re pulverized and tha powder is pressed into molds by machinery. The freshly mo hi ed buttons arc baked in a furnace, dip ped in ‘water glass’ and again baked.— When cool, they arc polished by being placed iu a rotating barrel of water. Fi nally they are dried and given nn addi tional polish in n rotating barrel with soapstone powder. Porcelain buttons urc manufactured like small ornamental ar ticles of earthen ware. The moistened clav is pressed into plaster of paris molds, and the buttons thus molded, after being dried on boards, are given a first firing and baking in the‘biscuit oven.’ At this stagn the baked buttons are called ‘biscuits.'— Then they are glared directly, or, as a pre liminary, are adorned with colors, which are fixed by further linking iu the ‘enamel kiln.’ The colors are put on by hand paint ing or by‘transfer printing.’ By the latter process* the design is printed from a copper plate with a peculiar ink on tissue paper, which is placed while tho impression is moist on the biscuit ware. After tho ink, baa had time to dry the paper is removed, leaving the design on the buttons. “Mother-of-pearl buttons arc cut by baud with a small revolving circular saw. Tho work requires great skill, an important ob ject being to get as many buttons as possi ble out of each shell. If the mother-of-pearl is thick enough, it is sometimes split into two layers. Finest of all pearl buttons aro those made from the whits edged Macassar sheila brought from the East India seas.— These shells arc worth fROO a ton in the crude. The waste mother-of-pearl is ground to a fine powder, which is mixed with gum to form a paste and molded into buttons of an inferior quality.” A tiger once invited a goat to dinner.— Tho goat was tickled to death at the notice ol the noble beast, ana wore ms spiKC-tniica coal and link sleeve buttons in token of his api r ciation. “Can I help you to some of this venison steak?” the tiger asked the g<*at very cor dially. The goat could not eat venison steak, hut he dissembled cleverly and preserved a smil ing exterior. “My physician,” he protested “positively forbids venison steak.” There was nothing else on the table, and the poor goat was obliged to sit idly by while the tiger devoured a hearty repast. But the goat was not disposed to deprive himself of the sweets of revenge. lie accordingly pressed the tiger to din>* with him the fol lowing evening. The invitation was accepted with thanks, and promptly on time the tiger thrnst his hind legs under the goat’s mahogany. “Can I help you,” sweetly inquired tho host, “to some of this fricasseed tomato can with brown paj*cr sauce ?” “No, thank you,” rejoined tho tiger, “my doctor forbids.” “Sosorry," murmured the goat in secret glee. “I fear you will have only an unsatis factory meal." “Oh, I shall do very well,” protested the tiger. Whereat h* fell nj>on and devoured the goat himself. “AlasI” exclaimed the latter with his dying breath, “I was too funny.” This fable teaches that it is jicrfectly proper to take an insult from some people without resenting it. It is all a matter of judgment.