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..... „, vn. ,'MK NEW SERIES^ ’ CHARLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1894. ..NO. 41.
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Sale Bil.s, Circulars, t'arb. etc., executed promptly, neatly and at fair price*. Professional Cards. J^R C. T. RICHARDSON PHYSICIAN S SURGEON, Charlestown, Jefferson County. Wwi Virginia. bApril 4. 1S74. 1 R J.D. STARRY, r '\ariestown, Jefferson County, WeU Virginia, Having resumed the practice of Medicine, of fers his Professional services to the public. Office next door to residence, near corner of Oeorge and Main streets. January 22, 1376. j I AMES M. RASSON, Jr., DOCTOR OF RENTAL SURGERY, Offers his Professional Services to thecitixens of Charlestown and vicinity. Office opposite Parish Building. April 13, l»»o—y. i> M Hh Jas. M. Mason, Jr. ASON A M ASON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Va. Will practice in the rarious courts. Careful attention paid to collections. Office one door west of Carter House. Jan 1891. _ 1> D. GIBSON, ). ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County, W. Va., Practices in the Circuit Courts of West Vir ginia. the Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States District Court at Martinsburg. KOffice over Aisquith A Co’s drug store. Jan. 3, 18m. Ir. ENGLE. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Practice' in the Courts of Jefferson and ad joining counties, in the Supreme Court of West \ irginia. and in the United States Dis trict Court at Martinsburg. Notary Public in office. Office in Lawyer’s Row, on George street. Jan. 3. 1894. BUSTIN M. LOCKE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, W. Va. Office with Cleon Moore, opposite the Court house. Oct. 7, 1891. ^V'M. H. TRAVERS, ATTORSE¥ AT LA IF, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Vill practice in the Courts of thisCounty and the adjoining Counties. Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max- [ well, and nearly opposite the ‘Carter House.’ November 23, 18&>. George Baylor. Wm. L. Wilson. I JJAYLo’r A WILSON, ATTORNEYS AT LA W, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Firytme, •Vi 11 attend the Courts of Jefferson and Berke *y Counties, and attend to other law business m the State of West Virginia. Special atten-j 'Mjn ui coimwvui. March 5, 1876. _ _ ^ E. KENNEDY, ATTORSET AT LAW. Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, Will practice in Jefferson and adjoining Couu ties. Office in Northern end of Lawyer's Row. September 30,1876—tf. ^ J. C. MOORE, ATTORSET AT LAW. BarytiUe, Clarke Omniy, fWyfata, and fjLEON MOORE. ATTORSET AT LAW. C hnrlestown, Jefferson Coanty, West 1 trginia. 11 undertake cases jointly in the Court* of both of said Counties. May li, Wi pOUBt W. BRQWN, .4 TTORSET AT LA W. Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, '’tends to casesia the different Courts of West Virginia and Maryland. Attention given to Pe: ions and all classes of Claims against the T. 6. Government. Special attention to Collections. Jan. 10, UM T c.oixn, ATTORSET AT LAW. lestown. Jefferson County, Ifcs/ I ii/ii.ia, 11 practice in the Courts of Jefferson. Berke •v and Morgan counties, m the United States I' -’rict Court at Martinsburg. and in the Su preme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, special attention to the collection of claims, *!>d prompt remittances of the same. Office opposite Court-house. Aug. d, 1890. ' W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith. 1 ^JcDONALDA BECKWITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. t liaries-Town, Jefferson County, We»t Va Will practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Herkeley and Morgan counties, the U. 8. Dis triot Court at Martinsburg and the Court of Apj>eals of West Virginia. Mar. 2.1802. Ice Cream. The Ice Creaui Parlors of the undersigned are now open for the season. Ice Cream serv 'd by the saucer or sold by measure, and fam es or parties supplied on short notice. M.ypi wq. HENRY DUMM. For Sale. " ndow-juahes, bliuds, doors, etc., of the old Methodist Church. Apply at this office. June 7, 1893. 1 IN FACT A Having rented the CENTRE ROOM, SADLER BUIID'6, lately occupied by the Shenandoah Milling Company, I will carry a full stock of G ROCKK1ES, TORACCOS, CIGARS, DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, Hi t , ETC. Gaods delivered to any pari of the town free of charge. Will do a STRICTLY CASH BUSINESS. Country produ e taken in exchange for goods. I solicit a share of the public patron age. Respectfully, S. H. LANDIS. April 12,1S93. One Price Store. W.F.&T.PJJPPITT FERTILIZERS. We offer to Farmers generally our Fertilizers 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 re|>orts of the W. Va„ Agricultural Department show to be of greater commercial value than any sold at near same price and of sane grade. Relative commercial value of our special mixture $23.50. Two other brands largely s"id are rated at $21.1'i and $20.58. We buy our amraonintes in the West, direc t from slaughterhouses, our chemicals from import ers. which enables us to sell for less—only one profit to make. We also offer PURE GROUND RAW BONE. PURE GROUND 8TEAMJCD BONE. DISSOLVED ANIMAL BONE, dry and in fine drilling condition. KANIT AND DISSOLVED SOUTH CARO LINA, AC.. AC. We arc prepared to furnish any private mix tures desired, promptly and of best materials. Factory at Eagle Works, N. A W. R.R. Goods delivered at any depot. Aug. 9, 1888. W. E. A T. I*. LIPP1TT. OLD FAMILY GROCERY OK C. 1). E11Y is now located in the Hooll Building. Opposite Carter House, where everything usually found in a FAMILY GROCERY is supplied at moderate prices. Fresh goods are being constantly received, and nothing stale in the stoc k. We have on hand a large supply of Queensware, Glass* and Woode n \va re. There is always a supply of Fresh Country Produce to l>e found at our store. Thanking the public for their patronage, I am respectfully, June 20.1804. C. D. EBY. T WU BROWN F. B. HOOFF. BROWN &HOOFF, Pharmacists & Druggists, TRAPNELL BUILDING, CORNER OF MAIN AND CHARLES STS.CHARLES TOWN, WEST VA. Will keep a new ami fresh stock of Drugs and Medicines, Patent Medicines ahd JPq.ncy Goods, Such as Hair, Tooth, Nail, Cloth and Shaving Brushes Fine Perfumes, Combs of all kinds, Toilet Soaps, Powder Puffs and Boxes, Toilet Bottles. Ac. We keep iu stock a full line of Stationery, Stationer's Supplies. Cap and Let ter Papers, all kinds of Envelopes, Writing Tablets, Box Papers, plain and ruled. A tine of Fine Cigars and Tobacco and Smokers' Materials. Paints, Oils. Var nishes and Painters' Material and Window Glass. PH YSIt T A NS PRESCRIPTIONS C A REFU L LY COMPOUNDED BY COMPE TENT PERSONS. March fi, 1893. £. £. BEACHLEY, 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 want erected in lirst-class order and in short time give me a call. Drawing and Estimates made on application. I also furnish all kinds of IRON AND STEEL ROOFING at the lowest cash prices. SASH FACTORY A PLANIN6 MILL on Belt Line, North George street. E. E. BEACHLEY, Aug. 3, 1892. Charles-Town, W. Va. To Owners of Stock. All owners of Horses, Cows Hogs, Goats or other live Mock within the Corporation of Charle' Town are hereby notified to keep the same from roaming at "large within the cor porate limits, as the law in regard thereto will be strictly enforced. GUSTAV BROWN, Jane 20,1894. Mayor. pMOTHERS” I FRIEND” j ' To Young | Mothers § i < i> 11 11 I Makes Child Birth Easy. I Shortens Labor, g Lessens Pain, “ Endorsed by the Leading Physicians. J » Jlook to “Mothers” mailed FTIEK- £ ! BRADFtELD REGULATOR CO o ATLANTA, GA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. ,, »»MM»»W‘‘*ac*****t(>***0**^>ai THE MILD POWER CURES. HUMPH KEYS’ That the disease* of domestic anL i mala, Houses, Cattle, Suttr. Docs, ' nous, and PoCLTBY, are cured by ___ Humphrey*' Yctrrinury Speci fic*, 1* as true as tliat people ride on railroads, send messages by telegraph, or tew with sowing machines. It U ns Irrational to bottle, ball and bleed animals In order to cure them, ns it Is to take passage In a sloop from New York to Albany. Cscd la the best stables and recommended by the I'. S. Army Cavalry Officer*. JJT500 PAGE BOOS on treatment andcarcol Domestic Animals, and stable chart xnoented on roller*, sent free. VETERINARY ci‘KES ( Fevers, Congestion*, lunummatlon. A.A. 1 Spinnl Meningitis, Milk Fever. R. B.—Strain*, Lamcnr**, Rheumatism C. C.-.Di*temper. Naval Discharge*. D. D.—Bot* or Grub*, Worms. F„ K.—Coughs, Heave*. Pneumonia. F. F.—Colic or Gripes, Bellyache. G. G.—Miscarriage, Hemorrhage*. 11.II.—Crinary nnd Kidney Disease*. I. I. —Eruptive Diseases. .ilungc, J. li.— Disease* of Digcsti"u. Stable ( use, with Specifies, Manual, Vet. Cure OH anil Medleator, jt?.00 Price, Single Bottle (over 50 doscsl, . ,t»0 SPECIF I C S~ ' Sold by Druggist*; or Sent Preraid anywhere and in any quantity on Receipt of Price. HUMPHREYS’ MEDICINE CO., Corner William and John Sts., New York. “'hITMPEEEYS’ HOMEOPATHIC #1 SPECIFIC No. LiO In use 10 years. The only successful remetly for Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness, and Prostration, from over work or other causes. $1 per vial, or 5 vials and large vial powder, for $5. Sal* bj llracsi.!». or mrol pa><|.iM an nfalpt uf prl»». HUMPHREYS’ MEDICIWE CO., Oorncr William and John Sis., New York. WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER, Insurance Agency, Office Gibson Building, Charlestown. ESTABLISHED IN 1870. Representing the following Companies: JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company. .ETNA, OF HARTFORD, the largest and most popular Fire Insurance Co. in America. .Etna Life Insurance Co., of Hartford, (Life and Accident). Phoenix, of Hartford. Yirgiuia Fire and Marine, of Richmond. Georgia Horae, of Columbus, Ga. Continental, of New York. Peabody, of Wheeling. uu mou, vi 11 uvvuii^i Jefferson, of Wheeling. Fire and Marine, of Wheeling. Manchester Fire Ins. Co., of England. Liverpool and London and Globe, of England, the largest foreign Company doing business in America. Fire Association, of Philadelphia. Haiulmrg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co., of Germany. AGENTS: J. S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown ; JAS. W. LEAGUE. Middleway. CHAS. II. TRAIL, Harper’s Ferry. A sworn statement of the conditions of all j Foreign Insurance Companies represented in ! this Agedcy will be found at the Clerk s Office, I in compliance with State laws. All losses | promptly adjusted and paid at our office. Respectfully, WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER, February 12, 1888. The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. R. A. ALEXANDER, Secretary. Office, Gibsou Building, Court-House yard, Charlesiown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County, Insurance in a safe Company at theactu&l I 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. Directors—Jos. Trapnell, Henry B. Daven port, J. Garland Hurst, John W. Rider, W. H. T. Lewis. R. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilson, Eugene Baker. S. W. Washington. H. L.Snyder Charles P. Wilson, J»#hn H. Zittle, Jacob S. Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, Isaac H.Strider. JOS. TRAPNELL.President. H. B. DAVENPORT..Tourer. 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—Chas. E. Trail; Shepherds town- J.S. Fleming; Charlestown—Washing ton A Alexander. Hats Renovated. Mr'. Fannie Fleming is prepared to renovate ' gentlemen’s silk or felt hats promptly and at | moderate rates. Call at her residence.east side ! of Charles street, south of Congress. May 3,1893. Just Received. I have just received a nice supply of Catsup, Mustard and Horseradish. Also Hayden's Easter Dves,—four colors for 5 cents. W. S. MERCHANT. 1 April 13,1892. POETRY. TO A PINE TREE. Far up on Katahdin thou towercst Purple-blue with the distance and vast; Like a cloud o’er the lowlands thou lowerest, That hangs poised on a lull in the blast, To its fall leaning awful. In the storm like a prophet o'ermaddencd, Thou singest and tossest thy branches; Thy heart with the terror is gladdened, Thou forcbodest the dread aValancbes, When whole mountains sweep valeward. | In the calm thou o'crstretchest the valleys With thine arms, as if blessings imploring, Like an old king lad forth from his palace, When his people to battle are pouring From the citv beneath him. j To the slumbcrer asleep ’neath thy gloaming Thou dost sing of wild billows in motion, Till he longs to be swung mid their booming, In the tents of the Arabs of ocean, Whose tinned isles are their castle. For the gale snatchest thee for his lyre, With mad hand crashing melody frantic, While he pours forth his migbtv desire To leap down on the eager Atlantic, Whoso arms stretch to his playmate. The wild storm makes his lair in thy branches, Preying thence on the continent under ; Like a lion crouched close on his haunches, There awaiteth his leap the fierce thunder, Growling low with impatience. Spite of winter, thou keepest thy green glory, , Lusty father of Titans past number; The snowtlakcs alone make thee hoary, Nestling close to the branches in slumber, And thee mantling with silence. Iliou alone knowest the splendor of winter, “Mid thy snow-silvered, hushed precipice*, Hearing crags of green ice groan and splinter, , And then plunge down the mu tiled abysses In the quiet of midnight. riiou alone knowest the glory of summer, Gazing down on thy broad seas of forest, 3n thy subjects that send a proud murmur Up to thee, their sachem, whotowerest From thy bleak throne to heaven, —James llussell Lowell. firgiuia Jree frcss. W. W. B. GALLAHER, Editor. Chn rIeetou-n, Jeffcrson County, West Ya. , JuncJ?,l&94. I Something About the Cost of Wild tnals. A veteran of the circus, one who has Imported many wild animals, said to a reporter for the New York Times, in speaking of the dethronement of forest ind jungle monarchs, that it began when [Jordon Gumming shot lions with as uuch nonchalance and far more comfort ind cleanliness thau slaughterers kill pigs aowadays. “Within the last few years,” he said, ‘royal Bengal tigers, black-maned lions, My lord, the elephant,’ all the varieties af the big cats and pachyderms, and the £rcat apes, are shipped to and fro by the animal dealers and bought by the menag erie men with as much unconcern as if they were white rats or pink-eyed rabbits. “Dealing in wild animals, in fact, has long ago been reduced to the same busi ness basis as dealing in blooded and do mestic stock. The prices for such beasts as Hods, tigers and elephants are far less variable than those for dogs and horses. While a collie like I’icrpont Morgan’s Sef ton Hero, or a St. Bernard like Sir Bcdi vere, will fetch anything from 8-">,000 up, a well-grown, clean and healthy lion need not feel slighted if he is sold for 8800, i while 81,200 is about his topmost limit in the market. The same prices hold good mm ii£ri9. "The elephant, as a sturdy laborer that will more than earn his own keep and lodging, has a constant value all the world over, according to his size, age, weight, good manners and intelligence. A well trained, docile animal will fetch as much as $3,000 in this country or Europe. The lowest price for a respectable ‘tusker’ is 81,500.” The radiating centre of the wild ani-1 mal business in this country is the Bnr num A Bailey menagerie, the proprietors' of which purchase more wild stock than all the other buyers in the United Slates, and every year sell to the smaller travel ing showmen over $3,000 worth of ani mals not suitable for metropolitan exhi bition. James A- Bailey, the axle around which the big circus spins so smoothly, knows more about wild beasts than half a doz en natural histories rolled into one, with all the encyclopedias thrown in. His es pecial pets are the big cats. "A showman cannot invest in anything better,” he said, "than in the cat tribe. The average life of a lion or tiger in confinement is twelve years. Some old stagers, though, seem to thrive on trans-contineuUl tours and one-night stands. There are lions in this country to-day that to my knowledge, are very near their thirtieth birthday. More over, lions aud tigers breed well in con-1 finement, and you may figure very near that a healthy tigress will give you eight cubs. Leopai Is and panthers are not so prolific. They generally kill their cubs, too, ns soon a> l>orn. "The weak spot in the cat tribe is thtir breathing apparatus. A draughty cage, and, presto I your lions aud tigers are food for worms. They catch pneumonia from a draught that a man with one lung would sneer at. and the trouble is they never get over it. “Elephants? Yes, barring the fact that elephants are beginning to pall somewhat on the public taste, they are as good in vestments as anything I know of. They pay their way right along, and they often outlive their owuer. “Bears are also good subjects tor a life insurance policy. They don t give much trouble, never turn up their uoses at cold weather, never dream of pueumonia, and live long and die happy. Then, too, be side being a great attraction, especially to the youngsters, they are cheap. I can get a fine ‘silver-tipped’ grizzly for 8250, the banner price. The real simon-pure griz dy is exceedingly scarce, and hardly to be procured for love or money. ’ The big pachyderms, such as the rhi noceros and hippopotamus, are very cost ly, but they are long-lived and hardy — With his plunge bath handy the hipjK) potamus docs not seem to find confine ment irksome, while the rhinoceros will whet his big horn against the bars, munch bis hay and blink contentedly with his piggish little eyes, growing bigger and Digger, as if tie was never going to stop, pear iu and year out. The pachyderms ire not good breeders. The elephaut re produces in captivity about as often as ;he century plant blossoms. ribc young )f the hippopotamus and rhinoceros al most invariably die of cold. The animal that comes highest ot all in more senses than one to the showman, ac cording to Mr. Bailey, is the giraffe. lie s worth all the way from $3500 to 5000, ind is one of the trump cards, with his graceful, tapering neck and his seahorse load liirhted up with beautiful, intelligent ;ycs. But he is a regular exotic, needs as much attention as a prirna donna or a young Duchess, and will die after a lit tle hard travel. Almost as delicate a subject, as Mr. Bailey learned, after pay ing £9000 for thb lesson, is the ostrich, which, in captivity, is constantly suffering Irom chronic dyspepsia and kindred stom ich troubles. It also sulks and attempts to commit suicide by starvation, so that ts keeper has to make halls of food and stuff them down its throat. After buying deven cf the giant birds at something like 5800 apiece, all of which died, Mr. Bailey lecided that an ostrich trained on iron py rites in a Transvaal Boer’s farm had no place among the attractions of an Ameri can showman. The cheapness of monkeys is their only redeeming feature. Otherwise no show man would he able to keep them. A sudden change of temperature while they ire on the road kills them off by scores, is if a simian epidemic was prevalent.— Die loss of a hundred or so during the season’s traveling is a common occurrence with the Barnum & Bailey mcnagery, and merely means the telegraphing to head quarters for a fresh batch. A Jury Composed of ll'omeii. Such an announcement may seem strange, jut is a fact. The jury was an immense jne, too, and the trial has lasted for many pears. We refer to the trial of Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription. As to its merits, here has been a unanimo s verdict reuder ;d in its favor. Indeed it would be impos sible to get together any number of ladies KrDO oau given it a inui wuu tuuiu dmhc w my other conclusion. It cures ulcerations, lisplacements, removes the tendency tocan ;eraus affections and corrects all unnatural discharges. To those about to become mothers, it is a real boon, for it lessens the pains and perils of childbirth, promotes the lecretiou of an abundance of nourishment for the child and shortens the period of con Snement. “I knew a sea captain, who died some years ago, who displayed great presence [>f mind at a most critical time,” said Henry S. Roberts, of Boston. “His ship bad caught fire and the passengers and crew were compelled to take to the boats in a hurry. The captain remained per fectly cool throughout all the confusion and fright of the embarkation, and at last every ome hut himself was got safely into the boats. By the time he was ready to follow the passengers were wild with fear and excitement. Instead of hurrying down the ladder, the captain called out to the sailors to hold on a minute, and taking a cigar from his pocket, coolly bit the end off and lighted it with a piece of the burning rigging. Then he descended with great deliberation and gave the order to shove off. ‘How could you stop to light a cigar at such a moment?’ he was afterwards asked by one of the passen gers. ‘Because,’ he answered, ‘I saw that if I did not do something to divert your minds there would likely be a panic and upset the boats. The lighting of a cigar took but a moment and attracted the at tention of everybody ; you all forgot yourselves iu thinking about my curious "behavior and we got safely away.’’—St. Lorn* Globe Democrat. Guaranteed Care. We authorize our’advertised druggist to soli Dr. King’s New Discovery for Con sumption. Coughs and Colds, upon this con dition. If you are afflicted with a Cough, Cold or any Lung, Throat or Chest trouble, and will use remedy as directed, giving it a fair trial, and experience no benefit, you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We could not make this offer did we not know that Dr. King’s New Dis covery could be relied on. It never disap points. Trial bottles free at Brown At Hooff’s Drue Store. Large size o*>c. and *1.00. ___ Child*'en Cry tor Every Inch a Duke. The amateur traveler, as his friends call him, was ia a meditative frame of mind, and every one knew that over the second cup of black coffee which followed his dinner he was thinking of sonic for eign land. By that mysterious principle of thought trausference which everybody knows nothing about, some one asked: “ Did you ever see a live duke at home?” “ Yes,” lie said. “ I was just thinking about one duke I saw. I had driven out from Palermo to the races at l*a Favorita, where, in an amphitheater of great moun tains, the Sicilian nobility had gathered to see some bad racing. It was one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The great mountains hemmed about a level plain, and it seemed too grand for horse racing. But, then, it was not real racing, you know, only a weak imitation, which really did not detract from the sublimity of the place, but gave people an excuse for being there. We were driving back after the races through the G'orso, where up and down the Sicilian great men passed one another, when, swinging up the broad way, I saw a carriage, the panels of which blazed with armorial bearings. It was of an ancient and most respectable muke and was drawn by four white horses, on two of which were postilions in liveries of blue and silver. On the box, with folded arms, sat two footmen in the same livery, and on the footboard behind were two more, all four with cocked hats and white, curl ing wigs. On the blue velvet cushions of the carriage reclined an old man, with a snow-white imperial and mustache, lie was heavy of face and figure, and from beneath drooping eyelids lusterless eyes looked out as if upon a world in which he had seen nothing except satiety. His forehead was high, his nose aquiline and his whole air one of aristocratic repose. “ It was a strong face and one to be remembered. I can see it now rising through the mists of memory above those of kings and princes. As the carriage swept by and was lost in the throng of the crowded Corso I asked my driver, ' Who was that?’ ‘The Duke de la -/ he answered. It was an ancient name, long knowu in Italy, and I speculated, as I drove up and down, upon what that man might have accomplished had he not been born a duke. “That night at the Hotel de France I remarked that I had seen the duke that day iu the Corso, for his strong face was in my mind. The company, two or three of the old Sicilians and an Englishman, long resident, laughed, and one said: ‘Oh, yes, as clever a man as you waut to meet except for his dukedom.’ “ ‘How is that?’ “ 'Why, he was a poor peasant boy, who worked like fits, and finally made a fortune by inventing a new kind of chew ing gum. He put his money iu railroad contracts ami made more. Then lie bought the de la-estate, and iu those days the title went with the estate, so he is the duke, as you see him. The last of the de la-a have long since slept in their family sepulcher, but for energy and ability I will match this chewing gum man against any one of them that ever lived.’ ” Every unmarried man thinks he would make a good husband ; every married mnn knoic» he is the best husband in the world, of course; and the man a woman loves pos sesses (in her estimation, at least) the ele ments of an ideal husband. It is interest ing, therefore, to know the opinions on this subject of such well-known men as Rev. I)r, Park hurst, Palmer Cox, Bill Nye, Anthony Comstock, ar.d George Francis Train, who give their views in the July number of Dcmorest’s Family Magazine, somcof which are very unique, and all well worth reading. Ice" is an almost indispensable luxury in midsummer; but how few appreciate the forethought and enterprise that make the enjoyment of it possible, or know how the glittering treasure of the ice»king is wrested from his storehouse and horded for the use of humanity! “A Day on an Ice Field” is pleasant and profitable reading; and the realistic illustrations, from photographs made specially for the purpose, show the complete process of ice-gathering. "How to Play the Violin Without a Master” is another of the series of helpful papers for which this magazine is so well known ; there are a number of bright stories and poems ; “Society Fads” will interest every woman : and the other departments abound with good things while the illustrations are nu merous and beautiful. Demorest’s has a beautiful new cover for July, but is still published for $2 a year, by W. Jennings Demorest, 15 East 11th St., New \ork. Perseverence 1 particularly respect; it is the very hinge of all virtues. On looking over the world, the cause of nine parts in ten of the lamentable failures which occur in men’s undertakings, and darken and de grade so much of their history, lies not in the want of talents, or in the will to use them, but in the v|pllatiDg and desultory mode of using them, in flying from object ; to object, iu starting away at each little.dis gust, thu« applying the force which might conquer any one difficulty to a series of dif ficulties so large that no human force can conquer ' Pitcher’s Castoria^ Dangers of Chicken-Raising. Au elderly man and a young man were sitting on the veranda conversing. “Yes,” said the young man, “I am go ing into chicken-farming. I am convinc ed that there is no business in the world in which there is more money to be made. I have figured on it, and I think I know what I caa do. Why look at the way they increase. In four or five years I—” “My friend,” said the old man, “I have had experience in the business. Be warn ed ; do not embark in it. You know not what you do." “What!" said the young man ; have you tried it and failed ?” “I mean to tell you that I tried it and gave it up,” answered the other. "I got ten hens, intending to get rich, as you purpose doing. I installed them in a coop and awaited returns. But liefore they had laid an egg I happened to pick up a pencil and a bit of paper aud do some calculating. At a low estimate I saw that each of my hens could raise three broods the first summer. Allowing one bad egg iu each sitting, there would be twelve chick# to each brood, or 18 to each hen for the season, or 180 for the entire flock. Adding my original ten, I would have 190 hens at the end of the first season.— Figuring at the same ratio, I saw that I would have 3,010 at the end of the sec ond summer. I was encouraged, and went on to find that I would have 68,f>90 when the third summer closed. I sharp ened my pencil, and bent over my paper with feverish interest. The fourth sum mer. I discovered, would leave me with 1,303,210 likely hens. When the autumn leaves of the fifth dying summer should swirl about me I would have 20,700,990 cacklcrs. Another year of joys and sor rows—my sixth—would find me surround* cd by 470,438,810 live and enterprising hens. Once again, when the seventh sum mer should fade into glorious autumn, 1 found that a matter of 8,938,717,390 dis tinct hens and a rooster or two would bo with me in the gallinaceous flesh. The inspiring figures for the eighth year I have forgotten, as, likewise, I have those of the ninth. 1 only know I found that at the end of ten years I would have more prime hens than there was space on the surface of the globe, counting the arlic regions, and supposing rooats across all rivers and twenty fowls in each tree. I was dumbfounded. But I did not hesi tate. I saw what I owed to the human race. I seized an axe and hurried to the coop. My boy, I loved those hens, but I loved humanity more ; and 1 led them to the block like a Spartan, and chopped ofl’ their heads. I breathed more freely when it was all over, and the horrible vision was gone of the whole earth four feet deep in heus, and every blessed one of them cackling. Young man, do not go into the chicken business ; it leads to aw ful thing-.” The young man started up. ‘‘(Jreat Osar !” he exclaimed. “I wout. I did not realize w hat I was doing.”—Harjtn's. I toiled Penn Excellent. An ancient story tell* of two unfortu nates who were condemned to make a long pilgrimage with pea* in their shoe*. The feet of one of them, at the and of the jour ney, were terribly sore and swollen. Hit companion'* were not hurt in the least.— Being asked the reason he replied, “I boiled my peas.” Wise man. Why should men and women and children make the pilgrim age of life with pain* and aches troubling them, not only their feet, but all over, when a simple remedy will effect a cure. 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