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Car is. etc., executed promptly, neatly aud at fair pricas. Professional Cards. y L. PERRY. PH Y8ICIAN A SURGEON. Charleeioten, Jefferten County, W. Fa. A#ce—One door east of Cartsr-Honse. May IS. l»J-y. _ j JJR. C. T. RICHARDSON, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON. C \arieetown, Jefereon Courtly, Fu;, Fir Jim a April 4, 1574. D. STARRY. CVoriettewm, Jeferton County, Weet Virginia, Having resumed the practice of Medicine, of fers his Professional services to the public. < nut Area if 1a NttiiUncA nmor f*oru#r of George and Main streets. January 23, 1876. J AMES M. KANNON, Jr.. DOCTOR Of DESTAL SURGERY, Offers his Professional Services to the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity. Office opposite Parish Building. Aprt. 13. ISSN—y. A BRIN M. LOOK* ATTORNEY AT-LAW; Charlestown. Jefferson County, W. Vs. Office with Cleon Moore, opposite the Court house. Oct. 7. 1691._ H TKAVKKS, ATTORSET AT LAW, Jcferton County, Wilt Virginia. , •Vill practice in the Courts of thiaCounty and the sdjoiniug Counties. Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max well. and nearly opposite the "Carter House." November 23. 186b. George Bay I or. •* Wm. L. Wilson. ! j^AYLOK A WILBON, ATTORNETS AT LAW, Cha'lutawn, Jtftrton County, Wul Virginia, Will attend tbs Courts of Jefferson and Berke ley Counties, and attend to other law business in the Slate of West Virginia. 8peciai atten tion given to collections. March 5, 1676. _i A K KENNEDY. A* ATTORSET AT LAW, CKaritstown, Jtfrrton County, Well Ftrymia, Will practice in Jefferson and adjoining Coun ties. Office in Northern end of Lawyer's Row. September 20.1871—tf. C J. C. MOURE. ATTORSET AT LAW, BorryirMi, Clark* Cintniy, Virginia, and QLKON MOORE, ArroR.vjcr at la w, C .ariutoun, Jeftrtun Comty, Weil Virginia, Will undertake cases Jointly in the Courts of soth of said Counties. May 11, 1872. _ pORRBST W. BROWN, ATTORSET AT LAW. C\arhitown, Jtfrrton County, Welt Virginia, Attends to cases in ths different Courts of West Virginia and Maryland. Attention riven to ^e .*ions ano aw masses or viaims againsnu* 0- 8. Government. a*~ Special attention to Collections. Jin. 10. 1*39 _ B D OiK»on J. F. Engle. Q.IB30S A ENGLE, ATTOft.VKrJ 4T L4»T. C\arit*tov>>. Jt/na i County. Wt»t Virginia. , Practice in the Courts of Jefferson and ad mitting counties, in the Supreme Court of 'Vest Virginia, and in the United States Dis trict Court at Martinsburg. Votary Public in 0«e*. Office in Lawyer’s Row, on George street. Jan. a. l#m. ' rr C. GREEN. j, ATTORSKT AT LAW, C\* iaiovn, Jtfrton Gmnly. Wtn Virginia, Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Berks ley and Morgan countiee. in the United States D.r.nct Court at Martinsburg, and in the 8u-j Peat Court of Appeals of West Virginia, special attention to the collection of claims, s^d prompt remittances of the same. 1 i Office opposite Court-house. Aug 8, 1890 A W McDonald. Frank Beckwith. DONALD A BECKWITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charies-Town, Jefferson County. West Va i "’ill practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Be-keley and Morgan countiee. the U. S Die- ! Sriet Court at Martinshurg sad the Court ot Appeals of West Virginia. ii Mar2,J*92. _ IT R ax k mTlogi k. ATTORNEY AT LAW. t- e*town, Jefferson County. West Virgitiie. Office in Maxwell Building. < J AMES M M ASON Jx ATTORNEY AT LAW Cha-lee Town, Jefferson County, West Va. Will practice in the various courts. •refill attention paid to collection* and prompt remittances made. •ffi'ia in Uibeon Building in Court yard. *°v 16. 1892. ___; Feed at Retail. Dei.tered promptly. Ear ('orn. Oats. Chop, •'■ran. Corn and Cob ground Rated Hay, Chich *n Feed, At^, at Coal and Wood Yard. „ B. C WASHINGTON. Agent Ms? 4. 1892. CAMM’S EMULSION WILL POemVfCl.Y ARRFST CONSUMP TION -if used in time. Cures Scrofula. Glandular Swellings, Rheuma tism. Brouchitiu and other Lung Diseases. It is composed of the purest Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, e**n:oiiied with the Hypophnepliites of Lime and a ><is. and is freely prescribed by the Medical Faculty throughout this Coun 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 patieut may be cured of Pulmonary Cou slltupliotl by the use of Hypo phosphites” Dr. 8. II Hudnall. of Virginia, says:—"I And Emulsion particularly adapted to . ..j cuntaren and in Consumption and Chronic Bronchitis it seems to be the great de sideratum.” Dr. 8. C. Gleaves, Ex-Prc«ident Virginia Medical Association. says:—“I believeCanun's Emulsion is the best preparation known for pulmonary diseases." Dr. G K Mason, West Virginia, says:— | “With children, Camm's Emulsion is the best preparation I have ever used." l>r. K. P. Bibby Pontatoc, Miss., says:— “Camm's Emulsion is the best combination for Consumption with which I atu acquain ted." Dr. I. R. Bratton. Yorkville. S. C, says:— "Decided and sat sfactory results must follow the use of Camm's Emulsion." Rev. H. H. Hawes, of Karmville, Va,, says: —“I lived on Camm's Kiuulson for three months, and am almost prepared to eay I owe my life to it." Mrs. J. C Dabney, Lynchburg. Va., says;— “Until I tried Camm's Emulsion 1 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 Camm's r.mnnion over su similar preparations sotu It is manufactured of the best materials and with great care, and is universally popular wherever known For sale by Druggists eve ry where Cam m s Emulsion retails at One Dollar. K. A. CRAIOIIII.L ft CO , Wholesale Druggets, Manufacturers and Pro prietors. P. 0. Lock Drawer 622. Lynchburg, Va. Dec. 21, 1S92. IN FACT A Having rented the CENTRE ROOM, SADLER BUILD’G, lately occupied by the Shenandoah Milling Company, I 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 lor ?ood». I solicit a share of the public patror ige. Respectfully, S. H. LANDIS. AprH 12,1393. One Price Store. W. I'.&T P.LIPPITT FERTILIZERS. We ofTer to Farmers generally our Fertllixers for Fall Crops. SHENANDOAH. ,i.. „u inA kimvn to need de script ion. SPECIAL HOME MIXTURE ror Wheat, a No. 1 article, drilling perfectly, which the reports of the W. Va., Agricu'tural Department show to be of greater commercial raiue than any sold at near same price and ot lame grade. Relative commercial value of our 'pecial mixture $23.50. Two other brands argelv sold are rated at $21.16 and $20 5*. We >uy our amm »niates in the West, direct from daughter houses, oar chemicals from import- , >rs, which enables us to sell for less—only oue >rofit to make. We also offer i»URK GROUND RAW BONK. PUKE GROUND STEAMED BONK. DISSOLVED ANIMAL BONE, dry and in fine drilling condition. ICANIT AND DISSOLVED SOUTH CARO LINA. AC. AC. We are prepared to furnish any privatemix- i lures desired, promptly and of best materials, ractory st Eagle Works. N. A W. R K. Goods lelivered at any depot. Aug. 9. 1S93. W. F. & T. P. LIPPITT. E. E. BEAEI1EY, Architect and Builder, '•ontracts for all kinds of Building. My arch texture and workmanship recommends itself, f you have any kind of Building that you rant erected in first-class order and in short itue give me a call. 1 Drawing and Estimates uade on application. I also furnish all kinds of) IRON AND STEEL ROOFING st the lowest cash prices. SASH FACTORY A PLANIN6 MILL >n Belt Line, North George street. K. E. BEACHI.EY. , Aug. 3. 19B2. Charles-Town. W. Va. Ice and Wood. The undersigned will shortly begin the daily ' leKvery of an excellent quality of leo. He j *ill be pleased to serve all foimer customers 1 ind manv new ones at reasonable rates. Has also a large lot of cord wood—seasoned j tnd green -oak and hickory, and will deliver ,be same promptly on notice. Also a lot of Seed Potatoes of fine quality. Orders may be left with Mr. John Oden, sear the Charles Town Mill. MARSHALL BURNS. P. 0. Address : ( harles Town. April 1*. \m. THE *nT.p POWER CURES. HUMPHREYS* Dr Humphrey*’ SiwHflrs are scientifically and carefully prepared Remedies, used for yean In private practice and for over thirty year* by lbs people with entire success. Every single Specific n special euro for the disease named. Tney cure without drugging, purging or reducing the system, and are In tact and uceu the bo vereiga Remedies of the World. _ ur «» nuns crass. raicsa. 1-Fevern, Congestion* Inflammations .25 J— Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic. . .25 3- Tceih: tg; Colic. Cr)lug ^ akefulnees .25 4- Diarrhea, of Children or Adults.25 5- Dysentery. Ortplng. bilious Colic.25 6- Cholera Morbus. Vomiting. .25 7*Cou|b9t ('old*, LroachJtls... .25 8— Neuralgia, TooUiacbe. 1 scene he .. .25 9— Headaches, Sick Headache. Vertigo. .25 10- Dyspepsia. Biliousness loastlpation .25 11— Suppressed or l’ainful Periods .25 13—Whites, Too Profuse Periods.25 13— Croop, Laryngitis, Hoarseness. ... .25 14— Salt tthcnm, 1-rjslpelaa, Iruptiona. .25 15— Rheumatism, or P.heumatiePains.. .25 13-Malaria, chills. Fever and Ague.25 17—Piles, Blind or Bleeding.25 IS-Ophthalmy, 8oreor Weak Eyes..25 19— Catarrh, Influent*. Cold la the Head .35 20- Whooping Cough.25 31—Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.25 213—Bar Disobargen. Impaired Hearing .25 33- Mcrofnia. Enlarged Cland* Swelling .25 34- General Debility. Physical Weakness .25 35- Dropsy, and Scanty Secrstloua.25 36- 9ei\-9lcknosa. Sickness from Riding .25 37- Kldney Diseases.25 39— Sore Meath, or Canker.25 30— Crlaary Weakness, Wetting Bed.. .25 31— Painful Periods.25 34- Diphtheria, Clcerated Sore Throat.. .25 35— Chronic Congestions A LrupUons. .25 EXTBA NUMBERS: 29—Nervous Debility, Seminal Weak nets, or Involuntary DL-chargus. 1.00 33—Dlseasesof the lloart. Palpitation 1.00 33—Epilepsy, Spasms, St. Vitu*' Dance...1.00 Sold by Drnrritla, ot *«nt post-v*"* so r*e»l| t a< pries. Da llrsrstart' ill* p*»«.' stit-ao rut BTxruutis*amco.,111 siltwirnswsc, S PE Cl FI CS. HUMPHREYS' WITCH HAZEL OIL "THE PILE OINTMENT." For Piles—Eiternal ot Internal Blind or Bleeding: Fistula In An.' Itching or Bleeding cf the Rectum. Th, r. Ii. r u imn.sdlaie—the cure ciru.hr. PRICE, 50 CTS. TRIAL SIZE. 23 CTS. Sola bf Drsttult, or »»ot po»l-p»i4 on r»r«lj>» of prlw. ■iarnucTS'bed.co., itumnuiiutsl,siw touk WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, luMurunen A^euey, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Eire Insurance Company. JlTNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest aud most popular Fire Insurance Co. in America. .Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford, (Lite and Accident). Phoenix, of Hartford. Virgiuia Fire aud Marine, of Richmond. Georgia Home, of Columbus, Ga. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. German, of Wheeling. Jellerson, of Wheeling. Fire and Marine, of Wheeling. Manchester Fire Ins. Co., ol England. Liverpool and Londou aud Globe, of England, the largest foreign Couipauy doing business in America. Fire Association, of Philadelphia. Uamburg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co., of Germany. AUESTE: J. 8. FLEMING, Shepherdstown ; 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 fouud at the Clerk's Office, in compliance with State laws. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully, WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER, February 1:1, 1888. ML * ft*_ IP—i._1 lie jeaersou wo. muiucu Fire insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. R. A. ALEXANDER. Secretary. Jffice, Gibson Building, Court-House yard, Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County, insurance in a safe Company at tbeactual :ost of insurance, which is much cheaper than :he rates usually charged, and keeps the money it home. Good risks from responsible parties .re invited. Executive Committee meets every Friday. DiRMrTORb—Jos. Trapnell, Henry B. Daven >ort, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider, W. II. f. l-ewis, R. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker. 8. W. Washington, 11. L.Hnvder ,'harles P. Wilson, John II. Zittle. Jacob 8. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, »saac H.Strider. IDS. TR APNELL.President. R. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Executive Committee—J. G. Hurst, Wm. R. T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac H. Strider, ros. Trapnell, 8. W. Washington. Local Agents.—Middleway—J.O. 8hirlev; Rarper’s Ferry—Chas. E. Trail; Shepherua own— J. S. Fleming; Charlestown—Washing on A Alexander. Ac«c«t Schulte, F. L. Peon jwx, Jr., Painter. 8mith. New Carriage Factory, Charlestown, Jefferson County, W- Fa. ; 11J E the undersigned have entered into a Co W Partnership for the purpose of Manufac uringand Repairing CARRIAGES, BUGGIES HUSTONS, DAYTON AND OTHER PLEAS URE WAGONS, Spring Wagons, Dog Carts, Sulkies, Sleighs, Ac., n as nne style as can be dotie anywhere in the LJnion at moderate prices. Being practical nechahics we will be enabled to do all work jii correct, systematic principles, thereby pro iucing work, durable and handsome. REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY We have secured the services of Mr. Thoe. | Ryan, so favorably known for yeare in connec .ion with Maj. Hawks' Factory to execute the woodwork on our manufactures. Hoping to receives fairshart of your patron kge. we pledge ourselves to gi~e yew. ro reived. 8CHT1I.TE A-* 'DNJEUX. J5#*Shr»ps on Bloomery Turn we, 2 Squares rroin Main St. May 21. l!W5— tf. Hats Renovated. Mr*. Fannie Fleming is prepared to renovate j gentlemen's silk o-felt hats promptly and at; moderate rates. Call at her residence,east side ' of Charles street, south of Congress. May 3. 1893. QUEEN TABLE BYRUP-tba moat deli cious on the market, for sale br Oct. 14. •«. W. 8. MERCHANT POETKW THE OLD FIVE-DOLLAR BILL. They’re talkin’ ’bout the tariff bill—the silver bill an' all; They wrangle through the summer an’ they quarrel till the fall; But of all the bills from Billville, the one we’re wantin' still Is the bill that buys the boardin’— the old five dollar bill! You mav rumple it, an’ crumple it, an' twist an' turn it round. An’ stuff it in «’(,nr |>ooket, where it seems to weigh a pound ; Or hide it in your woolen sock, or in your boots— but still. There's never any discountin’ of the old five dolh r bill! It's greasy as a kitchen from goin' round so m ueh. But a teller ain’t particklar when it's ticklin’ of his touch! Au’ the biggist bill from Billville—an’ the one we re wantin’ still Is the rumpled up. an’ crumpled up, old-time five dollar bill! —BillvUle Banner. i'ugima fress. H . H . It. OALLAHKR. Editor. Oharleatoxcn. Jeff er non Couxxty. VFeot Fa. .Yovember 8. 1803. Firm European Japanese Marriage. At one time if a Japanese girl married a foreigner she was instantly decapitated. A Portugese gentleman whom we met in Yo kohama related his experience in this di rectinn. He went there thirty years ago and fell in love with a Japanese girl. Her parents warned her of the fatal consequen ces of marrying him. He was young and ...x,...» ....a ~i.„ ‘‘If you agree to marry me I will die with you,” he said. “Then I will marry you, die or live,” the pretty maiden Slid. lie was a Catholic and he had promised his pirent* not to marry out of In’s religion. “Will you join the church?’’ lie asktd. “Joinanything,” said she; “we die to gether.” They eloped and visited the neare.-t priest who »<1 vised them against their fatal mar riage, but to no purpose. “She cannot he baptized, confirmed, and married all in the same day,” said the priest. “She must,” said the lover. “I must,” said she, “for we both die to morrow morning.’’ The priest waived a few customary rules to fit the occasion and performed three cere monies at once, and then interceded for the bride’s life. The Mikado decided that he could not behead the Portuguese, but the girl should die. The priest warned him. -aying: “She in now a Portuguese, too, and you would better postpone the decapiluiion until you confer with the Portuguese gov ernment. Time was granted. The priest persuaded. The husband pleaded. The Portugese gov ment demanded. Alter a correspondence which lasted five years and in which the British, American, and other counsels or representatives took much interest, the young woman was per mitted to live. Mr. La Posh, the happy husband, is now in business with n family surrounding hint. He, it is slated, is the first European who dared to marry a Japanese.—Chicago Record He Trusts in His Hog. The sovereign in Europe who stands most in need of a friend and companion whose fidelity and loyalty are above all suspicion is the unfortunate Czar. who. like his nred ecessors on the throne of Peter the Great, has so often found himself deceived and be trayed by just those of bis courtiers, his officials, and even his relatives upon whom he hail bestowed the greatest amount of kindness. Under thes? circumstances it is not aston ishing, says the New York Tribune, that he should place his principal relianc.* on a nii perb and huge Danish dog, with short, mouse-colored hair, and quite as big as a young donkey. The dog, a gift of his father in law, King Christian, of Denmark, is the successor of a similar hound, which lost i s life in the terrible railroad accident at Borki, when the imperial train was entirely destroyed, the Czht and Czarina escaping all injury, save the shock to their nerves, in the most miraculous manner. Alexander’s present dog is not only by his aide when he walks out and asleep beside his bed at night, but is also present when he grants audiences, sniffing ut strangers in an inquiring and sometimes suspicious manner, which is not without exercising a certain influence upon the treatment accorded by the Czar to bis visitor. _ _ “I think Benny will make a farmer,” said Mrs. Blobumpcr to her husband. “ What makes you think that ?” “I found him picking the seed* out of some , seed cake I had given him, and he said he was going to p'ant them and rai.-e all the : cake he could eat.” Edith (in fu 1 evening dress)—This is the gown you sent t the silk lor, you dear cld uncle. Uncle Upcr. k(coveringl iatace)—Lawk, child, w asn’t there cuough for a waist ? Visitor—“So your brother is taking les sons on the violin Is he makiug pmgre-s?” Little Giil—“Ycs'rn ; he’s got so now we can tell whether he is tuning or playing.” Our S. S. 5?. children’s suit* will never rip nor tear. Omy to be ban at ilirscbman’s. Try a suit the next time you have to buy one. Special.—Our line ot overcoats is the largest we have ever shown; the nicest made up garments vou ever hmked at. B. b. Hibschmak A Co. WEST riao'IMA COAL. A Few Fact* and Figure* of Which the State I* Froud. A report from the World's Fair about West Virginia coal and coke contains the following true, though surprising state ments : “It is a difficult matter to convey to the mind of one not familiar with the facts any adequate idea of the immensity and value of the West Virginia cal fields. To say that 16,000 out of the 24, 000 square miles of the territory in the S ate is underlaid with coal gives but a vague idea of what there really is. To eav that over 10 000,000 acres of W e?t Virginia is coal land, and that there i* au average thickness of 10 feet of cal, means but little more. When we ta\ that there is a sufficient quantity of coal hidden away in the hills and beneath the surface of the State to supply the wants til the entire world for centuries to Come, then does the mind begin to realize the real extent of the coal dc|msits of the, State. G'ling further and estimating tin amount of coal in the State at the usuul average rate of pnHluction, the 10,000, 000 acres would yield one hundred bil lion tons. The production in this State for 1892, the greatest for any year in the history of the Stale, was something over 8.000,000 tons. Increasing to an average ra e of 10,000,000 tuns a yeur, the coal of West Virginia, constantly mined, would last 10,000 years. The entire aitiouiH oi uiiumiuous cuui WH5UIUPI the United States during the year 1889, according to the last census, wus a little over 95,090,000 tons. Increasing this to 100,000,000 tons a year, the coal in West Virginia alone would supply the entire United Slates with all iis coal lor ihe next 1,000 years. “Statistics show that there is more cok ing coal iu West Virginia, many times over, than there is in Pennsylvania, and that in the production of coke West \ ir ginia ranks next to Pennsylvania. \Vnh the liest coking coal in the United Slates, if not iu the world, and more of it than in any other Slate, and with a rapidly growing demand for coke, tho lact is readily seen that West Virginia must soon become one of the greulest coke making centres in the world. Last year the State produced almost 1,509,000 tons of coke. The Japanese Dentist. Japanese dentistry is a thing to marvel at. A gentleman who was on a visit to Mr. Ilubbard, the American minister to Japan, sends the following interesting nurralive: One day I was troubled with the tooth ache, and Mr. Ilubbard took me to a dentist and explained to the saddle-color ed operator that I wanted the grinder extruded. 1 was placed in a bamboo chair, ami tilted slightly back. The den tist examined my teeth, talking volubly meanwhile to Uncle Sam’s representative. Suddenly his thumb and forefinger closed on the troublesome tooth, and behire I had the faintest idea of what was going to happen, he lifted it out and held it up before ine, funding at the same lime that vacant smile peculiar to the children of the Orient. “You were waiting for the forceps, were you?” said Minister Hubbard, with a laugh. “They don’t use Ym here. Look at this. Here is a young Jap taking his fir.-t lesson in dentistry.” A twelve year old Japanese boy sat on the II »or, having before him a hoard in which were a number of holes into which pegs had been lightly driven. He was attempting to extract the pegs with his thumb and fore finger. Mr. Hubbard explained that as the strength of this natural pair of forceps developed by practice the pegs would be driven in tighter. After a couple of years at peg-pulling, the young dentist would graduate, and be able to lift the m >st refractorv molar in the same man ner thut he now lifted wooden pegs. “Husband in?” a-lced the rate collector cheerfully after ten minute*' knocking at the door. “No,” answered the woman, “he isn’t at home.” “Expect him soon?” a*kt*d the c d ector “Well,” the woman replied thoughtfully, “l don’t know ex telly. I've been looking for him for seventeen years and lie hasn’t turned up yet. You travel about a good deal, and if you see a man who Imiks as though he'd make ine a pretty g * > I husband, tell him I'm still waiting and send him along.” iromen IFmited ! Between the ages of fifteen and forty-five* Mu>t have pale, sallow comp.cxion-, no ap petite, a. d be h»rd:y able to get about All answering this description will p ease .ipp y for a bott e of Dr. Bierce’s Favorite Bre scripti-m ; take it regu arly, according to ui rcctions, and tli-n notethegenerd y improv ed condition. By a thorough course of self ireatment with this valuable remedy, the extreme cas- s of nervous | rostration and debility peculiar to women, are radically cured. A written guarantr this end ac mnpanfw every bottle. Berenterd. I helloed the cabin, and a tall, woe be gone woman about 4v) years (if age came out to the brush fence and said : “Stranger, I reckon yo’ want a drink of water, hut the ouery hogs ur' wallet in’ | in our driukin' pond, and I can’t git yo* any fur an hour or two.” “How ah >ut a bite to cat?” I asked “Stranger, I reckon yo* ur‘ hungry, hut the meal and 'lasses gin out last night and I've bin, chawin' riots alt day.” “Any corn fur my Imr.-e? ’ “Stranger. 1 reckon a |>eck o’ corn would do that critter good, hut when we liaiu’t hud that much on hand fur the last five years.” “You don’t happen to have a sip of whiskey in the cabin?” I |iersisled think ing I might mix it with swamp water on a pinch. “Stranger, I reckon a cup of c irn juice would fresli'm yo’ up, but it’s scarcer than gold about yere. The nighest I kin cum to it is smeliiu’ of a jug a y’ar ago." “You seem to lie in bad lock around here,” I said, us I got ready to go on. ‘ Sianger, I reckon Vo* nr right,” she replied, us she placed one of her bare feel on a log and exiracted a sliver. “ ’Deed, hut 1 nrier explain things to yo’ in the start. I’m sorter betwixt and between, yo’ see.” “How do you mean ?” “Wall. I buried mv critter of a bus band two weeks ago, and it’ll lie two weeks to cum afore it’ll look fashiouable fur me to tuke critter No. 2. This sorter leaves me between coon meat and sa*«a Iras cuffl-e, and betwixt mournin' fur Dan and spuriu’ with Tom. Do yo' follow me ?” ••I do, and also appreciate the situation of affairs, and am sorry to have troubled you.” "Stranger, I reckoned as much. Shake! If yo' return this way drap in on me. It tliut critter of a Tom goes back on bi word, it’s your next chance, and I II take yo’ without axin’ any hard questions.— Keep to the right urter yo’ cross the branch, and us yo’ rise toe hill look out that old Barker doan’ shutc yo’ lur a revenue ossifer." Apply Thin. "Some of these fellows that is so set on their principles reminds me very much of an old feller that bought a mule i knowed once,” said the man on the crack er l>ox to the IndianajHjIis Journal man. "That is, I knowed the feller, not the mule. He bought that mule from the 6lreet ear company and the fiml mule wouldn’t work without a bell on his neck. Well, u bell to suit the mule's idea ol things could be bought lor 15 cents, and any scusib e man would liuvu bmglit it and put it on—-oil the mule, that is. Bui the fellow wasn’t that kind. He suid he’d be doggoned if be would be outdid by a mule ; and liestarte I out to conquer that beast or die in the attempt. The mule kicked him s > high that the c»ro ner's jury wrangled an hour over whelh er lie had died from the kick or from strkiu’ the earth. Died happy, though, ’cause lie had died Irom a principle, and hadn’t been outdone by a mule. I lien I bmglit the mule and put a lull on him, O.II Iif.p'/iiir lii nt v»»r •> i la I il.ilif life*! —...a • as it’ I’il lose no great amount of self-re sped, either. Snuelime* I think the people in general ure very inuch like that there in lie. Tuey woi't drive at all ’lliout a bell oi siine kind, and the tool reformer tint thinks it would be a saeri See of his principle* to let ’em have it. gets kicked into the raid He of next week, while the politician is willin’ to pervide the bell for ’em and they get down and bump their*el ve* while lie sits in a spring sent and rides. And I don’t doubt I’ve l>ecn h mule myself many a time, and almll be agiu.” It is estimated by Al.ij »r General Tar rell tint whereas at the time of the Cri mean war, the last Eiropeau struggle iu which this country was engaged, the ag gregate strength of the armies ot the great power* of E irojw did not exceed 3.00J, 000 in round numbers, today it is more than 20.000,000. Without including the final reserves and only reckoning those men who have Ijeeti thoroughly trained us soldiers and are liable for service lie youd the frontiers, Russia has in round numbers 5 000.000, of men, France and Germany 4.000 000, Austria 2,500.000, uud Italy 2.000,000. And these numbers are being continually increased. Lately France, t»y lengthening tlie duration ot liability to service Irom a |»eriod ot twen : ty to twenty-five years, made an enor mia* addition to her miliiary sirengtb, and the G-rnian army bill contemplates a large increase in numbers of the Ger man array.—London Artct. '— . — -- iccdiiu * tonic, or children who suit tiuiiJ tug up. mould take_ BROXVJTS IKO.t BITTEH*. It i* pleasant: cere* Malaria, Indigestion, UUoutaeM. Liver Complaints aud .*>eur»ina. Ptitular If Itchcrafi in England. The extent to which witchcraft abounds to day in England is considerably under estimated. Servant girls buy dragon's blood and throw it on the fire in order that they may see in its smoke the faces of their future husbands. One man, who bought large quantities of it, confessed that he burnt it 10 make his curses more potent ami sure. He got a decent living hy cursing professionally the enemies of other (teople. Within a few hundred yards of where I am writing this there lives a young woman who plies a thriving trade as u prophetic w tch ; and, as a neighbor expresses it, “there are on some days three or four ‘carriage’ ladies come to consult her.” I have been in scores of houses upon the doors of which there are horseshoes nailed for luck. My landlady almost shrieks murder if by chance I place a shoe on the table. On the last night of the old year her husband goes out at a quarter to twelve, and then comes home to let in the new year. Nobody but the hu-baud must let it in. They were an irrv when I called this a superstition.— Ooe swallow makes n summer in some tolk’s eyes. Once my landlady let some friend in first, and all that year nothing -ave bad luck and sickness came to that house. If our maid sec# two knives on my plate, or two spoons in my saucer, >ho clcurs everything away save tln*se ami the cloth ; then she stands gazing at me fixedly like a st uned pig. and 1 fiave positively lo remove one knife or spoon before .-lie will touch the platter. In the cottages, when winter fires are Imrning, both old and young seize hold of the coders that fly oui from the grate, and decide ns to whether they represent c dfi is or money boxes. Winding sheets on the tallow candles bring dismay and Iread into many faces. Tea stalks that swim in the cap represent strangers, and are tested with a view lo discover wheth er they will be men or women, tall or short. Drath-watches, magpies and gray horses are symbolic, and forbade g>M»d or evil, according to circumstances.—-i/ar* p:r't Magazine. lie llode the Bronco. Same one at the hotel told the fat man, who was on a week’s vacation, that horse back riding was the finest exercise in the world f»r reducing the flisli, si the gen tleman with the surplus tissue rented a horse for a week—a tough, wirey buck skin brouo—and started in. Every in irning at 9 o’clock precisely he m muled his stee 1 in front of the hotel, out no one ever saw him come btclc. He was never at mi I lay dinner, but be ap neared at the supper table, always look ing worn out and dejected. “II iw are you mikingout?” asked his adviser one night. “Oo, pretty fair. L >*t twenty pounds." “ That’s g'tod. Keep it up and you’ll have a shape like the Apollo IJelvidere.’’ “Can’t keep it up. That’s the trouble. I never was much at walking, or running either, for that matter.’’ “Walking? You don’t need to walk when you go riding.” Then the storm burst. • “Walking? I guess you never rode a bronc». did you ? Well, you want lo try tfi.it one, and you'll learn something.— The first day I went out on him he car* rio-l me as far as the bridge in the woodi. Then he dumped me oflT in the mud. I chafed him two miles; then I gave it up and walked h one. The next day he took me half a mile further before he «et me down. I went to the liable and kicked aV»ut it. The man asked me if I went ri ling for my health. I told him yes.— He said that was just the horse I wanted and that he kept hits specially for that purpose. Seventeen fat men had offered to buy him. but he wanted to be gener* i ous an I give every one a chance.” He leaned his hea I on his hand weari ly. -I’ll have to give it up, I guess. Here I've been crawling in the back d »r of the hotel tor four days. It has coit me a dollar a day to have my clothes cleaned, and it’ll take me a year to recuperate. It's no use. I'm willing to stay fat if these blisters on my feet will only let up. C me inside and let me spend my last night in wild hilarity.” ItMl Cured Him 7 Disturbed. disturbed; w.tn pain oppressed. No sleep no rest; what dreadful pest bu It terror* thus ensnare I him ? I>y*l>e)r»ia all ni/ht. all day. It real'y 1‘eerawt had come to atay ; Pray, guess you then, what cured him ? It was Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dia* cover/. That is the great cure lor Headache, i Her fu a, Dyspepsia, Kidney Disease, Liv. r i Coin.-lainl »nd Ue »«ral Debility. An inset* I ive Liver means pois->ned blood; Kidney I disrder means poisoned blood; Conatipa* j tion m anspoisoned blood. The great an* tidote for impure bio <1 is Dr. Pierce’s Gold ! en Medical Discovery. Acting directly upon i ibe affected o-gan-, it re-lorea them to tnek normal conditio *. 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