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volume's I—VOLUME 99. NEW SERIES. CHARLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA. WEUWigiJii i. in/mutat u.
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Circulars, i'ar is. etc., executed promptly, neatly and at fair prices. Professional Cards. y l. PKRRY. PHYSICIAN A SURGEON. Charlestown, Jefferson County, IF. Fa. Office—One door east of Carter-House. May 18. 1992 y £JR. C. T. RICHARDSON, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Utryvuo. April 4, 1874. ? . J. D. STARRY. Charlestown, Jeffetson County, West Virginia, Saving resumed the practice of Medicine, of fers his Professional services to the public. Otfice next door to residence, near corner of George and Main streets. Jan nary 22. 1876. I AMES M. RANSOM. Jr.. el DOCTOR or DESTAL SURGERY, Offers his Professional Service* to the citizens of Charlestown ami vicinity. Office opjHXUte Parish Building. April 13,1835—y. % C8T15 M. | OCU, ATTORN E Y -AT- LA. W, Chariestown. Jefferson County, W. Va. Office with Cleon Moore, opposite the Court house. Oct. 7. MM. ^yTM. H. TRAVERS, .4 TTORSET AT LA W, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. .Vi 11 practice in the Courts of thisCounty and the adjoiniug Counties. Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max well, and nearly opposite the‘‘Carter House.” November 23,1365. GeorgeBavlor. Wm. L. Wilson, j J^AYLOK A WILSON, .4 TTORSE YS A T LA W, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, •Vill attend the Courts of Jefferson and Berke ley Counties, and attend to other law business in the State of West Virginia. Special atten tion given to collections. March 5, 1376. KENNEDY, attorsey .4ri.4 » , Charlestown. Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will practice in Jefferson and adjoining Coun ties. Office in Northern end of Lawyer's Row. •September JO, 1873—tf. J C. MOORE, O* ATTORSEY AT LA W, BerryviUe, Clssrke C-'inty, Virginia, and JJLEON MOORE. .4TTORSEY AT LA W, Charlestown, Jefferson Chanty, West Virginia. Will undertake cases jointly in the Courts of both of said Counties. May 11. 1372. pOttM W. brown ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Attends to cases* in the different Courts of West Virginia and Maryland. Attention given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against the IT Hr Special attention to Collections. Jan. 10. 1S8». B. D Gibson. J. F. Engle. (T IBSOS A ENGLE, J ATTORNEYS AT LA W. CkarUstotrn. Jefferson County, West Virginia. Practice in the Courts of Jefferson and ad ■ining counties, in the Supreme Court of West Virginia, and in the United Slates Dis trict Court at Martinsburg. Notary Public in office. Office in Lawyer’s Row, on George street. Jan. S. 1X00. j cl sun, ATTORNEY AT LAW. (Wlabiw, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Uerke >v and Morgan counties, in the United States Di>tnet Court at MartinsLurg, 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 opposite Court-house. A W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith. DONALD A BECKWITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, • Karles-Towu. Jeffersou County. West Va. Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties, the U. 8. Dis trict Court at Martinsburg and the Court of Appeal? of West Virginia. Mar. £ lJKtt. ricii m. um,ik ATTORNEY AT LAW, I'lestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Office in Matwell Building. ,J AMIS M MASON. Ja.. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County, Weat Va. Will practice in the various courts. 1 areful attention paid to collections and prompt remittances made. Office in Gibson Building in Court yard. Nov. », U0£ Feed at Itetail. l>eiivered promptly. Ear Corn. Oat*. Chop, bran. Corn and Cob ground. Baled Hay. Chick *n Ac., at Coal and Wood Yard. „ B C WASHINGTON, Agent Mly A 1A02. CAMM'S EMULSION WILL POSITIVELY ARKFST CONSUMP TION -if used in time. Cures Scrofula. Glandular Swellings. Rheuma tism. Bronchitis and other Lung Diseases. It is composed of the purest Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, combined with tbe Hypophorphites of Lime and mala, and is freely prescribed by the Medical Faculty throughout this Coun f try and in Europe. Prof. G B. Wood, University Pennsylvania, says:—"Cod-Liver Oil far exceeds all other remedies on the treatment of Pulmonary Con sumption " Prof. Churchill, of Paris, says:—“When used in time, every patient nmy be cured of Pulmonary Consumption by the use of llypo phosphites." Dr. S II Hudnall, of Virginia, says:—“I find * , • > » Emulsion particularly adapted to .u.wic ctuioren. and in Consumption and Chronic Bronchitis it seems to be the great de sideratum.” Dr 8. C. Cleaves, Ex-President Virginia Medical Association, says:—“I believeCamm’s Emulsion is the best preparation known for pulmonary diseases.’’ Dr. G F Mason, West Virginia, says:— “With children. Camni’s Emulsion is the best preparation I have ever used.” Dr. F. P. Bibby Pontatoc. Miss., says:— i “Camm’s Emulsion is the best combination for Consumption with which I am acquain , ted.” Dr. 1. II. Bratton. Yorkville. S. C., says:— i "Decided and satisfactory results must follow i the use of Camm’s Emulsion." Rev. H. H. Hawes, of Farmville, Va,, says: —“I lived on Cainm’s Emulson for three months, and ana almost prepared to say I owe my life to it.’’ Mrs. J.C Dabney, Lynchburg, Va., says;— 1 "Until I trie*! Camm’s Emulsion I failed to hndany preparation of Cod-Liver Oil my stom ach would retain, taken in the smallest quan tity.” The above are a few of the hundreds of testi monials we have of the superiority of Catum’s Emulsion over all similar preparations sold. It is manufactured of the best materials and i with great care, and is universally popular wherever known For sale by Druggists eve rywhere Catum's Emulsion retails at One Dollar. E. A CRAIGHILLACO., Wholesale Druggists, Manufacturers ami Pro prietors. . P. O. Lock Drawer 622. Lynchburg, Va. Dec. 21, 1892. IN FACT A Having rented the CENTREROOM, SADLER BUILD’6, lately occupied by the Shenandoah Milling Company. J will carry a full stock of GROCERIES. TOBACCOS. CIGARS, DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, ETC., ETC. Goods delivered to any part of the town free of charge.^ Will do a STRICTLY CASH BUSINESS. Country produce taken in exchange for goods. I solicit a share of the public patron age. Respectfully, S. H. LANDIS. April 12,1893. One Price Store. W. F.&T. P.LIPPITT FERTILIZERS. We offer to Farmers generally our Fertil’uers for Fall Crops. SHENANDOAH. the old formula, too well known to need de scription. SPECIAL HOME MIXTURE for Wheat, a No. 1 article, drilling perfectly, which the reports of the W. Va., Agricu'tural Department show to be of greater commercial value than anv sold at near same price and ot -aiue grade. Relative commercial value of our s|«cial niiztun $25.50. Two other brands largely sold are rated at $21.16 and $20.5**. We buy our atumoniates in the West, direct from slaughter houses, our chemicals from import ers, which enables us to sell for less—only one profit to make. We also offer PURE GROUND RAW BONE. PUKE GROUND STEAMED BONK. DISSOLVED ANIMAL BONE, dry and in fine drilling condition. KASir AND DISSOLVED SOUTH CARO LINA, AC.. AC. We are prepared to furnish any private mix tures desired, promptly and of best materials. Factory at Kaglc Works, N. A W. R R. Goods delivered at anv depot. Aug. 9, 18*5.‘ w. K. A T. p. LIPPITT. E. E. BEAC1LEY, Architect and Builder, Contracts for all kinds of Building. My arch itecture and workmanship recommends itself. If you have any kind of Building that you waut erected in first-class order and in short time give tue a call. Drawing and Estimates made on application. I also furnish all kiudsof IKON ANL> STEEL ROOFING at the lowest cash prices. SASH FACTORY A PLANING MILL j on Belt Line. North George street. K. E. BEACH LEY, Aug. 5,1892. Charles-Town. W. Ya. Ice and Wood. The undersigned will shortly begin tbc daily delivery of an excellent quality of Ico. He will he’plensed to serve all former customers and many new ones at reasonable rates. Has also a large lot of cord wood—seasoned and green - oak and hickory, and will deliver tbe same promptly on notice. Also a lot of Seed Potatoes of fine quality. Orders may be left with Mr. John Oden, near the Charles Town Mill. MARSHALL BURNS. P. 0. Adlr« harlcs Town < Ara: is. :s» THE MILD POWER CURES. HUMPHREYS* Dr. Humphrey*’ Bpeelflc# are scientifically and carefully prepared Remedies, used for yearn In private practice and for over thirty yeanbyjha people with entire success. Ever}' single Specific • special cure for the disease named. Tney cure without drugging, purging or reducing the system, and are In fact and Uceu the sovereign Remedies of the World. __ list or srasEat. cess*. rsicc*. 1- Fever*, Congestions Inflammation*. .25 2- W orm*. Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25 3- Teeth:.ig; Colic. Crying. V akefulnes* .25 4- Diarrhea, of Children or Adult*.25 5- Dysentery. Griping, Bilious Colic.25 0-Cholera Morbus, Vomiting.25 7— Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis..25 8— Neuralgia, Toothache. Faceache ... .25 9— Headaches, Sick Headache. Vertigo. .25 1 0-Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Constipation .25 11— Suppressed or Painful Periods .25 12— Whites. Too Profuse Periods.25 13— Croup. Laryngitis, Hoarseness.25 14— Salt Itheuni, erysipelas, Eruptions. .25 , 15— Rheumatism, or Rheumatic Pains.. .25 16— Mnlaria, Chills, Fever and Ague.25 17— Plies,Blind orBleedlng.25 18— Ophthalmy, Sore or Weak Eyes..25 19— Catarrh, Influenza. I old In the Head .25 20— Whooping Cough.25 21— Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.25 22— Eur Discharge*. Impaired Hearing .25 23— Scrofula. Enlarged elands. Swelling .25 24— Ocneral Debllily, Phy sical Weakness .25 25— Dropsy, and Scanty Secretions.25 26— Sen-Slckne**. Sickness from Biding .25 27— Kidney DUenaea.25 29-Sore Mouth, or Canker.25 SO— I'rluary Weakness, WetttngBed.. .25 31— Painful Period*.25 34- Diphtheria, Ulcerated Sore Throat.. .25 35— Chronic Congestion* A Eruptions. .25 EXTRA NUMBERS: *8—Nerrou* Debility, Kemln.-il Weak ness, or Iuvoluutary Discharges. 1.00 32— Diseases of the Heart.Palpitation 1.00 33— Epilepsy, Spasms, St. Vitus*Dauco...l.00 gold l>y DrugfUt*, et »«nt |w*t-|nl<l on rrcelft of prlc*. Pa llrarassv*' M*xru. (144 imutm. • »*u^D rsss. HI Vriin>.VH* IfD.(0..111 A I It UIIU»m St.. VnvTork. specifics; HUMPHREYS’ WITCH HAZEL OIL "THE PILE OINTMENT." For Pile*— External of Infernal Blind orBleedlng; Fistula in Au« Itching or Bleeding of I he ltectuni. Thu relief U Immediate—the cure c< rtuiu. i HIUL., DU Via* 1 fll/Ui ^JCAD. Sola l»y Drcixiiis wt wni p«»»t-p*ia on nctipl of pric«. IlIPBRKl^BKftiCtt.JIU IlSItiUkan SI.. Miff YOUK WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER,! IuNiirunce Agouoy, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. 2ETNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest and most popular Fire Insurance Co. in America. .Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford, (Lite and Accident). Phoenix, of Hartford. Virginia Fire and Marine, of Richmond. Georgia Home, of Columbus, Ga. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. Uermau, of Wheeling. Jefferson, of Wheeling. Fire and Marine, of Wheeling. Manchester Fire Ins. Co., oi England. Liverpool and Loudon and Globe, of England, the largest foreign Company doing business in America. • Fire Association, of Philadelphia. Hamburg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co„ of Germany. AGENTS: J. S. FLEMING, 8hepherdstown ; JAS. W. LEAGUE, Middleway. CHAS. H. TRALL, Harper’s Ferry. A sworn statement of the conditions of all Foreign Insurance Companies represented in this Agency will be found at the Clerk's Office, in compliance with State laws. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully, WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER, February 12, 1888. * 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 llieactual 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. ExecutiveComruittee meets every Friday. Dr recto as—-Jos. Trapnell, Henry B. Daven-! port, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider, W. H. T. Lewis, R. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker, 8. W. Washington, H. L.Snyder Charles P. Wilson, John H. Zittle. Jacob 8. | Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, isaac H.8trider. 1 KAr.> .i reojucuv. H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Executive Committee—J. G. Hurst. Wm. H. T. Lewis. Eugene Baker, Isaac H. Strider, Jos. Trapnell, S. W. Washington. Local Agents.—Middleway—J. G. Shirley; Harper’s Ferry—Cbas. E. Trail; Shepherds town— J. S. Fleming; Charlestown—Washing ton A Alexander. August Schulte. F. L. Pednjujx, Jr., I Painter. Smith. New Carriage Factory, Charlestown, Jefferson County, IK Ya. WE the undersigned have entered into a Co-; Partnership for the purpose of Mannfac- j turing and Repairing CARRIAGES, BUGGIES PHOTONS, DAYTON AND OTHER PLEAS URE WAGONS, Spring Wagons, DogCarts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., ;n as tine style as can be done anywhere in the ( Union at moderate prices. Being practical mcchahics 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. Thoe. Ryan, so favorably known for years in connec tion with Maj. Hawks' Factory to execute the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to receivea fair share of your patron age, we pledge ourselves to gi~e '’on re ceived. SCHULTE A- r-DNJEUX. J#“Shops on Bloomery Turn ke 2 8quares from Main St. May 21. 1885—tf. Hats Renovated. Mrs. Fannie Fleming is prepared to renovate gentlemen’s silk o*- felt hats promptly and at moderate rates. Call at her residence.wast side of fliarles street, south of Congress. May 3, 1893. QUEEN TABLE SYRUP-the most deli cious on the jnarket, for sale by (Jet 14 *91. Vf. 8. !TEBC?HAJrr. POETRY. IS DIAS SUMMER Tbe da' s come faint and sweet from out their 1 far. Dim Nowhere, slipping over Earth as light As dreams across the tired sleeper's sight. And like them, leaving shadowy forms that are But hints of sonl-life, hid behind the bar Of conscious thought; the autumn forest, | bright. Holds motionless its painted memories quite Content to lose no tint of sun or star From all its past; while over wood and heath And shining river bangs a soft mist-wreath Of silence, vague—the clouds are still and high Above is poised the hushed expanse of sky ; Hound drifts—and dies a wav—and e\ery where The world is quiet in a wordless prayer. finjinia ifrer ftrss.i • ~ ■- -■ I W H'. 8. GALLAHER. Editor. ntarlestown.Jelferson County. West Fa. j October II. IA93. j .4 Sad Mistake. Mrs. Foster was from New England, and regarded life very seriously, never shrinking or turning back from tbe path of duty which lay before her, but she never realized that French was at all necesssary until she visited Paris. Then she had to rely upon a phrase book, which relieved her mind of all care, but greatly exercised the menial powers of the natives with whom she came in con tact. Her nephew, who was studying art i i the French capital, secured for her an invitation to a reception given by a fa mous french artist. Mrs. roster went, accompanied by her nephew (and the phrase-book). She thought she knew just where to open and read her lines. She was introduced in French to the artist.— He spoke in French, her nephew replied in French, until the dear old lady got bewildered. But she felt that she must say something, so she opened the inevita ble book and read off the first sentence which met her eye, giving it the true New Hampshire twang. The artist smil ed sweetly, her nephew also smiled sweet ly, but as Mrs. Foster saw the translation in italics after the sentence she nearly fainted. As her nephew led her away, however, he congratulated her upon her introduction and knowledge, of the lan guage. “But, Henry,” cried hi ^horrified aunt, “did you hear what I said? I asked him how soon could we get something to eat —that’s what I asked him—in French." Her nephew smiled : he would have liked to laugh. “Oh !’’ he replied. “ Did you? Well, auntie, it doesn’t matter, for he asked me what in thunder you said, and I toid him I didn’t know."—Harper t. A Wonderful Clock. They were walking down the street, five of them. Two were politic ans, one a Main street man, the other two city officials. As they neared the corner the politicians pulled out their watches, and with a glance upward remarked upon the accuracy of their timepieces. “It’s wonderful about my clock,” said the Main-street man. “How?” “You may say what you please about timepieces, but I’ve got a cheap clock up at my house that I bought twenty-one years ago, and during that time ii lias not varied a second." “What?” almost gasped the crowd. “Sure. I bought it over twenty years ago, carried it home, placed it on the mantle, wound it up, and from that mo meat to the present time it has not varied a second.” “Not a second ?” “Wonderful!” “Amazing!” “No, sir; not a second,” said the Main street man. “I wound it so tightly that I broke the main spriug and it has not run a lick since.” And then came three rounds of driuks. —Louimlb Courier Journal. Standing Up for HI* Right*. “Are you the editor that takes in the society items?” inquired the caller, an undersized man, with a timid, appealing i look on his face. “Yes, sir,” replied the young man at! the desk. “I can take in any kind of items. What have you ?” “Why, it’s this way,” said the cal'er, lowering his voice. “My wife gave a swell party last night, and I m willing to pay to have this write-up of the affair put in your paper.” “We don’t charge anything for pub lishing society items,” observed the young i man at the desk, taking the proffered , manuscript ao I looking it over. “That’s all right,” was the reply.— "You don’t underatand. I wrote this up myself, and I put in a Hue or two that says, ‘Mr. Halfstick assisted his distin guished wife in receiving the guests.’— That's the way 1 want it to go in, and I don’t care if it costs £1 a line. I want my friends to kuow, by George, that I still belong to the family!"—ChUugo Tribune. • IThTl'lren Cry for yarrow Escape of Abdallah. One morning the talented and efficient Caliph of Bagdad awoke in a humor al most as bad as that of a man who is try ing to write with a slylographic pen.— He telegraphed immediately for Abdul lah, his grand vizier, who came running with his tongue hanging out. “Last night,” said the Caliph, “I had a dream to the effect that all the married women in Bagdad threw themselves on their knees before me and bewailed their condition. You are responsible for the welfare of my subjects, and I want this thing stopped, and by the beard of the prophet, if you don’t put a stop to it, I’ll put a p riod to your existence.” “Humbug!” replied Abdullah, “there is not one married woman in Bagdad who would swap places with any unmarried woman. They are all chronic kickers, but nevertheless, there are some who are happy.” “Well, you find one and bring her here before the first of next month, or off goes your head under the civil service reform rules.” Abdullah supposed that in unearthing a happy married woman he had the soft est j bin town, whereas it was harder than tracing a lost umbrella. The first call he marie was on the Ca liph’s own wife. He supposed that she could not help being happy, but he was surprised when he found that she was the most miserable of her sex ; that for abject wretchedness she captured the entire bakery and some of the adjoining buildings. She bad discovered in her husband's pistol pocket a letter addressed to him and signed “Your loving wootsy tootsy Fatima.” As Abdullah was leaving the place he met on the stairs Bridget Muldoou the scrub lady. Site had Chicago feet and was not happy because her husband would not allow her to compete iu a beauty show. We have not space to record Al> dullah’s failures to find a happy married woman in Bagdad. He finally said to his own wife, where lie thought he had a sure thing of it, “Emily, I suppose you are a happy woman, are you not? ’ “I might be happy if I only had a husband who would supply me with a few decent clothes to wear. This is the third fall I've worn the same bonnet.— Verily, Abdullah, you are no good,” re plied his loving wife. Abdullah, perceiving that a great sor row was gnawing at her heart, caused the conversation to drift into other channels. As the first of the month was rapidly approaching, Abdullah began to listen to hear his own head drop into the bas ket with a nauseating reverberation. “I’ll let you oft’this time,” replied the Caliph, “because while you were oft' in the country 1 have discovered a happy married woman myself i i Bagdad. “Impossible! I've asked them all. Who is this happy woman ?’’ asked Ab dullah. “Your own wife. She told me that she was always happy when you were out of town.” Keen a Taxon Death. In the history of taxation there is noth ing more curious than the imposts to he found in the laws of the early days of Holland. The most curious tax of all was one imposed in 1674 on hoots and shoes, says the Shot and Leather Review. In order to prevent the impost from being ttwixo iii-tir-los so essential to human comfort had to be conspicuous ly marked on the upper leather with the stamp of the maker, and also that of the taxing officer. 1 he sum to be paid was regulated by the size of the boot or shoe. So apart from the question of beauty, in those days it was a real advantage to have a small foot. In 166b a tax was imposed on all passengers traveling in Holland by land or water. In 1791 this tax was still in force. In 16<4 a duty of five cents was levied upon each person who entered a tavern before noon. The tax was increased for afternoon visits. Persons who assembled in a private house after 3 o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of amusing themselves had each to pay a certain sum, and those who en tered a place of public entertainment were likewise taxed. There was a duty on marriages and deaths. The amount of the lax varied according to the social po sition of the parlies ; while in the case of a person buried outside of the district in which he had lived, the amount payable by his executor was doubled. When Baby was sick, wo gave bet Catforia. When she was a Child, she cried for Caworta. When sh<* became VI*. she dun* to Castoria. Wbeo she had Children, she gareth'-m Castorta. Pitcher’s C«JK» A Good Excuse for Once. ’Lias Blackburn was, in his day, oue 1 of the most successful and notorious moonshiners of southwestern \ irginia.— Still, 'Lias was by no means an unprin cipled man. Ilis contempt tor the reve nue laws was complemented by a regard tor a code of morals, peculiarly his own, ■ that gave him no little worry, for it par ticularly inveighed against unreasonable inebriety. ’Lias never was drunk with out cause, and “auy other reason why”; being no reason for u drink to his logical miud, he was often sober for five consecu tive days. After one of these periods of abstinence ’Lias found occasion to smuggle a ten gallon "kaig” into Tennessee. ’Lias had a quasi-conviction that in spite ot his1 generous guaging of the barrel, a short-; age might be noticed when he delivered the goods, and the suspicion weighed on his mind more than the “kaig” on his shoulder. When he reached the part of I mountain trail called High Knob, the, j greatest t^evaiion thereabouts, he felt so worn out by worry and fatigue that he decided to rest awhile. The beauty of night brought comfort to Liass soul, | and the softness of the Jurf to his bare j feet. He threw down" the 4,kaig.” stretch ed himself on the grass, and shut his eyes for "fo’ty winks." Around High Knob there is only one thing thicker than huckleberries and moonshiners; it is rattlesnakes. Couse , maiit I it ’T.iiic unlrtiniiitf 11 slilirn 1)11 ill iii his right great toe, was uot at all sur- j prist <1 to see an immense rattler wriggling , away, 'Lias sat up. A great contented I smile spread over his face. He drew the “kaig” a triHe nearer, put out his left foot and shook it at the retreating snake. '•Chaw away, ole man," said ’Lias.— ‘ Is just as well prepared fo* you as tho' you’d given me six months notice.”— Harper f Magazine. ■ - ■— - » --- .1 Man Thermometer. Lean men make the be«t thermometers. Fahrenheit never invented better ones. K the weather is warm mid sunny, they are cheerful. It cold and Irosly, they are irri table and snappy. If damp and cloudy, they are downcast and gloomy. Hut li eiilier lean or fat men are sutiering from biliousness, headache, constipation, or indi gestion, the weather will always be damp and cloudy ill their locality, unless they U<e l>r. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets. Thrt* Pellets are small, sugar coated granules, calculated to start the liver and digestive organs into healthy activity, and thereby raise low spirits, and dispel gloom. La n ij a age of the Forehead. Descending to the analysis of single features it will be instructive to look crit ically at the writing in the forehead. It is not always an easy thing to meas ure by the eyes the actual width or height of this portion of the head, because of the volume of hair which often encroaches toward the eye, but it is fairly safe to con clude that the size of a forehead has a di- j rect relation to brain capacity. This is subject only to qualifications as i to intensity and activity which need uot now he considered. For all purposes within the range of j this sketch it may be said that a high ■ and broad forehead denotes intellectual- j ily, with an acute nervous tern j>c ra men t, | although only too often lack of balance. | A slightly sloping forehead indicates! availability of talent, and when the slope i is caused by high perspectives lying over the eyes it may be taken as showing pow ers of keen observation. If tho slope is found without this lull ___ 1. it inAit Iwi ntO/l Qd the evidence of weak reasoning powers,; for the forehead is undoubtedly the 'seat of the mental faculties. Mirthful women, with a fine sense of the ridiculous, are usually marked by a distinct prominence at what may be call ed the upper corners of ihe forehead.— Fullness in the centre, partly covered by the hair suggests good nature and frieud Iiness, while roundness between the liuir line and the center of the head plainly indicates abounding generosity and sym pathy. Most women have an active apprecia tion of the artistic and decorative, and hence it is that in most faces is seen a plumpness over the eyebrows. A notice able development about half an inch above the outer end of the eyebrows is a ; characteristic of pronounceably musical persons.—I/xdit* Home Journal. The steamship Seneca, which reached j port the other day, was converted into a regular aviary by 850 Cuban parrots, which were consigned to a bird fancier iu this city. The parrots made life mis erable for all on shipboard during the vovage, for they had gone through a course of training under the tutelage of Cuban women. All the parrots are young, some less than eight weeks old, and fully two thirds of them have stilt to oe fed by band. Imagine the task ! These birds are taken from the nests when very young and practically helpless, aud are reared by the Cuban women for the mar ket— Phik'hlphw RwrJ. Half Fare E-rcuralons to the World » Fair. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co. will run a aerie* of special excursion to the World's Fair, for which excursion tickets to Chicago will be sold at rate of one fare for the round trip from Baltimore, Lexing ton and all stations west of there as far as the Ohio river. The date* selected are October 10th, 17th and 24th. The special trains will consist of first-class vestibuled dav coaches, equipped with lavatories and other toilet conveniences, and an experi enced Tourist Agent and a train porter wilt accompany each train, to look after the comfort of passengers, btopv for meals will be made at meal stations en route. The tickets will be vulid for the outward journey on the special trains only, connecting with train 418 at Harper’s Ferry. They will be valid for return journey in day coaches on all trains leaving Chicago within ten days, including date of sale. Following is schedule of train on Valley Division connecting with World'* Fair Sped*! at Harper’s Ferry, and rate* from principal Stations in this vicinity : LEAVE A. M. KATK. Kt-nu-town.10 64.$'6.75 Winchester...1109. 16.75 Stephenson...11.19. 16 75 Wsriesville.1....11 29. 1075 Summit Point.11.39. 16 75 Charles Town...M. ........1157. 16.75 r. m. Halltown..1207. 16 75 Millville.12 12. 16 75 Harper's Ferry.12 20. 16 75 bp-cial train from Harper’s Ferry and points east will arrive at Chicago afternoon of next day. For more detailed inf ttmalion apply to C. E. Dudrow, Traveling Passenger Agent, Winchester, V». -* ♦ An excursion from Birmington to Mont gomery whs run me nuier any. a negro man appeared at the ticket ottice in the de pot and purchased a ticket for himself.— Then he said to the ticket agent: ‘Boss_I want ’nother round trip ’acur sion ticket for a corpse.” The agent opened his eyes in astonish ment. An excursion ticket for a corpse was something new to him, even with his varied experience. The negro explained : "You see, boss, my hrudder died yesterday, and 1 want ter take de corpse down to Montgomery and let de family view the 'mains, and den bring ’em hack to Burminghum and bury ’em. DIs will be heap cheaper den fur de fambly to cum up here.” Hie agent saw at once that this was a great stroke or economy and enterprise on the pnrt of the negro. There were probably a dozen members in the family, and tickets for them to Birmingham, and Imard while here, would be quite expensive. The corpse could get the benefit of excursion rates to Montgomery, and would pay no board while there. Thus the negro sub served his respect for the grief of the fami ly at the same time.—Birmingham A<jc Herald. • Sit ea v A on sense. ‘ How are you? Just thought I'd drop in a minute to kill lime." "Well, we don t want any of our time killed." He—"I—I would propose to you—to you if I knew what to say." She—"You would not if you knew what I’d say.” Adams-"I’m in hard luck." Brown— "What’s up?" "Twins at the house.” "8ort of deuced bard luck, I should say.” "It's a funny thing about getting a pic ture look," said Tommy. “The newer the picture is the older I look." J'Tbe whole world loves a lover,” said be. "Yes, so I've heard," ahe said. ‘ But then, you know, I'm not the whole world.” "You are to me,” said he And then she gave in. Aunty (shocked)—"Do you and your sis ter quarrel over your candy this way when at home?" Little Johnny—“No’m ; mam ma always givea us so much we tmtb has nlentv." “The value of such u poem as thia can not be expressed in mere dollars !’’ exclaim ed Mr. Rondo. “No, it can not," agreed the editor; "we will pay you 7o cents for it." Leaf bv leaf the rosea fall; One by one our dear ones die. 0, to keep them with us still! Ix>ving hearts send up the cry. Wife and mother. 0 bow dear. Fading like a mist away. Father, let us keep them here. Teariuily to God we pray. Many a wife and mother, who seems doomed to die because she suffer* from dis ease* peculiar to women, which sap her life away likes vampire, and baffle ibeskil! of the family physician, can be saved by employ ing the proper remedy. This remedy is L)r. Pierce’* Favorite Prescription, the greatest boon ever conferred by man on weak, suf fering, di-pairing women. It is a specific for all phases of female weakm-ss, no mat ter what their name. -- « ♦ — ■— —— A prominent member of the BottfW*’ and Manufacturers’ Association, after the regu lar meeting last month, got home late at night, according to an exchange, and to avoid disturbing his wife, he took off bis boots and stole into the'room on tiptoe.— But, vain precaution, bi* wife began toyawn. Quickly determined, he went to ihe crad e of his first-born and began to rock it, sing ing a slumber song the while. "vyhat are you doing, my dear?" "I have beeu sitting here a couple of hours, trying to get the baby to sleep." "Why, old mao, I have got the baby here in bed with me.’’ You can get oil cloth any width at our store. 8. D. Hi each MA.v A Co. If you come to Charles Town to buy an ingrain, rag or brussel* carpet call on 8. D. Hirschman A Oo„ as we carry the largest stock.