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R. C. T. RICHARDSON. PHYSICIAX * SURGEOX, CK<ult*tcnen, J(fertuH (Vwufy, lirywwa. April 4.1C74. R. J. D. STARRY. Charleston, Jtg'rtw County. HVat Fuyium slaving resumed the practice ot Medicine, of Vrs his Professional services to the public. Office next door to residence, near corner ol Seorge and Main streets. January 22, 1876. JAMES M. RANSON, Jr., DOCTOR OF DESTAL SURGERY. Offers hisYrofessional Services to the citizen?' »f Charlestown and vicinity. Office opposite Parish Building. April 13. 1885—y. F. ALEXANDER. ATTOHNRY AT LAW. ( harles Town. Jefferson County, W. Va. Will practice in Jefferson and and adjoining counties. Office with Forrest W. Brown in Jail Building. Special attention to collections. Jan. 16. IK*. Jav M. Mason. Jas. M. Mason. Jr. A SON A MASON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 'harles Town, Jefferson County, West la. Will practice in the various courts. Careful attention paid to collections, office one door west of Carter House. Jan 3. 1SSM. I) D.GIBSON, 1). ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County. W. Va., Practices in the Circuit Courts of West Vir » the Supreme Court of Anneals and the Cnited States District Court at Martiusburg. Office over Aisquith A Co's drug store. Jan. 3. lStM. | F ENGLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. ■ i. irs'oirn, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Practices in the Courts of Jefferson and ad j oining counties, in the Supreme Court of West Virginia, and in the United States Die | ‘net Court at Martinsbnrg. Notary Public in .dice. Office in Lawyer's Row, on George street. Jan. 3, 1*;*4. UrM. H. TRAVERS, .4TTORSET .4 T LA IT, H Charlestown. Jefferson County, West Virginia, f Till practice in the Courts of thisCounty arul i- a 1 joining Counties. Office next door totherr«ideaeeof Mr- M.x well, and nearly opposite the -Carter House. November 23, lv'. >. | George Baylor. Wni. L. Wilson. I > A YLOU 1 WILSON. 15 ATTORSEYS il LAW, f Cha, lestown, Jefferson Ctsanty, Ifof I'trgtHM, I .Vill attend the Courts of Jefferson and Berk* ' »ey Counties and attend to other law business in-Ahe State of West Virginia. Special atten ? tioti given to collections. March b, 1S76. C MOORE, ATTORSEY AT LAW, Berryr'Jlt, Ctarke Osunty, Virginia, and | U LEON MOORE, ATTORSEY AT LAW. "h'u /Mfown, Jefferson County, West I irginia. A undertake cases jointly in the Courts of both of said Counties. May 11, 1372. P'RRF-ST W. BROWN, ATTORSEY AT LA »F. | ' ’fvlestotm, Jeffo'svn County, West Virginia, trends to cases in the difft rent Courts of W <st i V rginia and Maryland. Attention given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against the f!. - Government. ~4r Special attention to Collections. V l*"'*. L:| T C. GREEN, ATTORSEY AT LAW, in'. tr>». Jefferson County, West 1’ir^wia, W ra e m the Courts of Jefferson. Rerke • i 1 Morgan counties, in the United States >urt at M f and in the Su rrrrue Court of Ap(>eals of West \ irginia. -i ial attention to the collection of claims, V! 1 prompt remittances of the same, ite Court-house. A W McDonald. Frank Beckwith. RONALD A BECKWITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ''-Town, Jefferson County, West Va prat ti. •• in the Courts of Jefferson, ■ . ev and Morgan counties, the V. S. Di» rt at Martinsburg and the Court of li A >*a':s of West Virginia. M i- 1 I8f*2. w.F.&T.p.LiPPirr FERTILIZERS. Farmers generally our fertilisers $g tor r an v ropa. SHENANDOAH. rmula, too well known to need de I script ion. SPECIAL HOME MIXTURE a i No. 1 article, drilling perfectly, ‘he rf|K)rts of the W. Va.t Agricultural nt -how to be of greater commercial '* * *t» any soid at near same price and of ’ • g-j i-. Relative commercial value of our * slur* $23.30. Two other brands arc rat'd at $21.1 ar 1 'Me .« ar: moniates in the West, direct from .•r hi es, our chemicals from imi*ort ctiablei* os to sell for less—only one •.-e. We also offer ’ >; 'Round raw bone. ‘UK «.ROUND STEAMED BONE. DISSOLVED ANIMAL BoNE. 'Dy and in fine drilling condition. AMT \ND DISSOLVED SOUTH CARO LINA, AC.. AC. " ■- l , tred to furnish any private tuix i K. Work-. K A W R K. Goods W V. AT- P. L1PP1TT. M usic Lessons. a id Mi— Bertha Ruhl cOBtfflencol t'j in Vocal and Instrumental Music 1" t at th'-ir res! lent •• on the cor * '.unuel and Liberty street*, and any • g Voi'il or Instrumental Lc'sons ?ime and money by taking from them. * * teach Vocal In class and special, and • '« as follow- Piano, Organ, Violin, >1 Banjo. Also Sight Reading. The 8nd Harmony. Terms moderate OLD FAMILY GROCERY OF C. I). EBY is now located in the Hoolt Guildin^t Opposite Carter House, where everything usually found in a FA M LJ V GROCERY is supplied at moderate price" Freeh goods are being constantly received, and nothing stale in i> '*ock We have on band a large Queetisjware, Glass and Wooden. \va re. There is always a supply of Fresh Country i Produce to be found at our store. Thanking the public for their patronage, I am respectfully, June -0 lSi't. C. D. EBY. J. \VM. BROWN. F. B. HOOFF. BROWN&HOOFF, Pharmacists & Druggists, TK A PN KI -1. Bl' ILDING. CORN E R OF M AIN AMM H A R L ES STS.. CH A RLES TOWN, WEST VA :. . w ill teep a new mm ircsii aun N ui «uu Medicines, Patent Medicines and Fancy Goods, Such a* Hair, Tooth, Nail, Cloth aiui Shaving Brushes, Fine Perfumes, Combs of all kinds, i Toilet Soaps, Powder Putts and Boxes, Toilet 1 Bottles, Ac We keep in stock a full line of | Stationery, Stationer's Supplies, Cap and Let- i 1 ter Paper*, all kinds of Envelopes, Writing Tablet*. Box Papers, plain and ruled. A line of Fine Cigars and Tobacco and Smoker* Materials. Paints, Oil*. Yar- I nishes and Painters' Material and Window ! Glass. PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFUL LY COMPOUNDED BY COMPE TENT PERSONS. March 6, l $03. I I WTcAVEAlS.IKAUtMARKs +W COPYRIGHTS. CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT? Fora prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to MINN A t'O., who have bad nearly tlfty years’ experience in the patent business, tommuntc.v ticn* strP tlv cnfUleulial. A Hiuidbnok of In formation c'lwenuna t’ntenl* and how to ob tain them sent free. Also a catalogue Of mechan ical and scientific books sent free. I’atent* taken through Munn & Co. receive apodal notice In the SeiruliOc American, and thus are brought widely before the public with out coat to the Inventor. This splendid paper, issued weekly, elegantly Illustrated, ha* hr far t ho largest circulation of any scientific work In tho world. |3 Itrar. Sample copies sent free. Building Edition, monthly, f’.'iUa year. Single copies. 'i3 cents. Every number contains beau tiful plate*, in colors, and photographs of new houses, with plana, enabling builders to show tho latest designs and secure contracts. Addre** ML’NN & CV.. K' w VoltK. 3t> t BkoALOVAT. Mv stock of glass and queeii'ware complete and low-pri. e,l. at C. I>. EBY'S, Hoof! buUd'g. Pride of Virginia. Pride Union, Pax and other leading brands of smoking tobacco in stock at 0. 1> EBY'S, Hoot! building. Worcester Sauce, Catsup, Horse Radish, ! Otieen Olive*. Olive Oil, Potted Ham ami [ Tongue. Sardines, Lobster and Salmon atC. I>. | EBY'S. also Stoneware all sizes from pint to eight-gallon in size. New Prunes, Evaporated Apples and Apri 1-01* and Macaroni. Cheese and Colonial Flour at C, l*. EBY'S, Hooff building. Full line Laundry and ToiletSoap, cheap. I«. i A. and Fine Salt by the sack, cheap, at C. D. | EBY'S, Hootr building. Pure Mountain Buckwheat Flour, Francis i li. Leggett A Co.'s Mocha and Java Coffee Xo. > a found, at C D. EBY'S, HootT building. STOP THAT HORRIBLE COUCH! Go at once and get a bottle of P KI M L E Y’SSPEED Y C U R E, FOR COUGHS AND COLDS. O HOULP ym buy a bottle and it does not 0 givesatisfaetion. on the return of theeiupty bottle we will cbeerfullv refund the price paid for it in other goods. Sold by G. T. LIGHT. 1 )RIM LEY'S Sarsaparilla sold on the above 1. pian. oy u.i.uMm. 1>RIMl.EY S Iron and Wahoo Hitters sold on the same plan by G. T. LIGHT. To Owners of Stock. All owners of Horses. Cows. Hogs. Goats ! or other live stock within the Corporation of! Charles Town are hereby notified to keep the same from roaming at large within the cor- j porate limits, as the law in regard thereto will he strict I r enforced. GUSTAV BROWN. June 20. .Mayor. Just Received. 1 have just received a nice supply of Catsup, Mustard and Horseradish. Also Hayden's Easter Dyes,- four colors for 5 cents. W S. MERCHANT. Apni is. tma Buggy and Harness. A TOP-BUGGY and HARNESS for pale— both in good condition. Apply at Mav 17 FREE PRESS OFE1CE. i*.. W sold together or separately. Ice Cream. The Ice C:cam Parlors of the undesigned j are now open for the M ason■ Iec t ream sen - ■ ed by the saucer or sold hv measure, and Jam- i Yiesor p.*rtie- s ipplied on short• May l<*. l*tM. HENRY PI MM. llVuitff/. Wanted in exchange for Lumber AJ.000 Jeet of OAK. 20,1*10 ft->'t of WALNt Tand500hhls. w F AT.P. LIPPITT. For Sale. Window-sashes, blinds, doors etc., of the old Methodist Church Apply at tins office. June 7. 1W*3 _ j Whitewashing. The undesigned will do whitewashing upon : WM H BRENT. May 8,1886. Charles Town. ; ! - - - - ! I ' A l&araiblteip Siavc linn-, money and ! doctor-.' bills. Go w here you please, ] when you please, as fast as you please. Kind pleasure, health and H j economy all in one. * r» Rambler Bicycles are the acme of I mechanical perfection. Strong, du- m rable and reliable, with not an ounce ■ of useless material. The Rambler B is the wheel for record breakers and 3 for pleasure seekers. Various models, all the same price 1 —$100—catalog tells all about them I —free, of course. GORMULLY & JEFFERY MFG. CO.. WASHINGTON, 0. C. THE MILD POWER CURES. HUMPHREYS’ Dr. Humphrey*’ FproIBci are scicutiflcally and carefully prepared Remedies, used for years tn private practice and for over thirty year* by the people with entire success Every single Specific a »;.cclul euro for the disease named. *0. srrmir ton raic*». 1- Ffvm, Congestions, Inflammations. .25 2- Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25 3- Tccthinc; Colic. Crying. WukefulneM .25 4- Diarrhea, of Children or Adults..... .25 0 - Dysentery,Griping, llillouj Colic.... .25 6— Cholera IMorbun, Vomiting.. .25 7— Cougb*, Colds. Bronchitis..... .25 5- Neuralgia, Toothache. Faecache.... .25 9—Headache*, Si. ic llcaduchn. Vertigo, .25 I U —jp« fc>**U* BHUWUW 11—Suppr«**Mt‘<l ©r l'iiiulul Periods. *25 13—Whites, Too Profuse Periods. .25 13—Croup. Laryngitis, Hoarsenrsa.25 11—Salt IClieum, Erysipelas, Eruption*. .25 15- Itheumnti<.ut. or Rheumatic Pain*.. .25 16- Mnlarin, Chilis, Fever and Ague.25 17- 1‘ilra,Blind ©rBlecding.25 18- Opht bn Imy, Sorocr Weak Eyes..25 10— Catarrh, lufluenrn. Cold lu tub Head .25 20— W hooping Cough.25 21— Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.25 22— Kar Discharged, Impaired Hearing ,25 23— Scrofula, Enlarged Glands, Swelling .25 21-Ueucral Debility, Physical Weakness .25 25- Dropsy, and Scanty Secretions.25 26- <*en-s*ickiic*n, Sickness from Hiding .25 27- Kldner I>iscn*e*i.•■£5 28- NerToiie Debility.1.00 20—Sore Month, or Canker.25 30-l'rinnry Wenkness, WettingBo«i. .25 31 —Paiuful Period*. .25 32-Diseases of I lie I lean.Palpitation 1.00 33_Epilepsy. Spasms, St. Vitus’ Dance...1.00 34— Diphtheria. Ulcerated Soro Throat., .25 35— Chronic Congestion* & Eruption*. .25 “77"°* "'-“miror GRIP, 25°. Put up ia small bottles of ph a'ant pellets, Just tits your rest pocket. 6c!4 bj Druutl.t*, cr u.t po*t-p*I4 oa r»e*lpt of prlc* P* Uluru*..!*' M-.nc.vl fEnl*i*»a* BcvUeA,) ui.ibdfre* UlflriMKtS’Mt.O.C0..UI & mwilll.ua St., KKW VOlik SPECIFICS. HUMPHREYS' WITCH HAZEL OIL “THE PtLE OINTMENT." For Tiles—External or Internal. Blind or Billin'?: 11- tula 111 An<>: ltehlngor Bleeding of the llectiuu. The rilcf Is lmniedluit>-the euro certain. PRICE, 50 CTS. TRIAL SIZE. 25 CT3. PctJ by Ditirrl.:., cr mb! yo3!-r»! t on Mrtlj.t ot prfc*. lies runt vs* m o.to., 111 Jt i u wiiiimiSi.. n»* Vork. Jno. A. Washington. It. W. Alexander. Washington Alexander. Insurance Agency* Office Gibson Building, Chsrles Town, W. \ a. Representing the following Companies The old and reliable ETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Hartford, Conn.. Giving the best results to policy holders, and winc h lias a larger amount of policies in Jefferson County than all other Life Insurance Companies together. Liverpool A London A Globe, of England, Manchester Fire Assurance Co., of Eng land, and Scottish Union and National, of Scotland, the largest foreign i oS doing business in America. ETNA, OF HARTFORD, The largest and most popular Fire Insurance Company iu America. Peabody, of Wheeling, W. Ya. Jefferson, of Wheeling. German Fire, of Wheeling. Fire ami Marine, of Wheeling. Photnix, of Hartford. Virginia Fire and Marine, of Richmond, \ a. Georgia Home, of Columbus, Ga. Fire Association, of Philadelphia, Pa. Continental, of New York. JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE COMPANY. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at our ollice. Agents. J. S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown, \V. Va. CHAS. H. TRAIL, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. A sworn statement of the conditions of all Foreign Insurance Companies represented in this Agency will be found at the Clerk’s Ollice, in compliance with the State laws. We solicit a continuance of your patronage, Respectfully, WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER. February 13, 169o. The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Iusurauoe Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. K. A. ALEXANDER, Secretary. Office Gibson Building, Court-House yard, Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County, Insurance in a safe Company Bt the actual co?t 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, Win. L. Wilson, Eugene Balter. S. W. Washington. H. L.Snyder Charles P. Wilson, John H. Zittle, Jacob S. Melvin. E. G. W. Herr. Isaac H.Strider. JOS. TRAPNELL.President. H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer. Executive Committee—J. G. Hur.t, Wm. II. 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. FRAZER AXLE Best in the World! Get the 6enuine! H ff Sold Everywhere! POETRY. MOLLIE S PROBLEMS. There s lot's of things I cannot understand, . It really makes no matter how I try. One’s why the brown conies on my little hand Because the sun’s hot up in the sky. I never understood why birds eat worms Instead of pie and pud ling full of plums. I can't see why a baby always squirms, Or why big boys arc 'fraid of little sums. 1 cannot understand why doggies bark Instead of talking sense like you or me ; j And why the sun don’t shine when it is dark, Instead of when it’s light, I cannot see. I wonder what it is makes children grow. And why they have no wings like little flies ; : But puzzlingest of all the things I know Is why grandma wears windows on her eyes. —John Ktadrick Bangs. Virginia ,frcr £tcss. W. IF. B. (i ALLAH IK. Editor. Chartestown.Jefferaon County. ITest Fa. Terms—$2.00 Per .4mtunt In Advance. June 10, 1895. •• Wat Is Dead." Is truth stranger than fictiou ? Head the story of that loae aud aged widow ou the border of Indiana aud contrast it with the masterpiece of Shakespeare. Ophe lia, after a terrible interview with the man whom she loved aud who loved her, is represeuicu us aaj mg . “O, what a noble mitul is here o’erthrown, The courtier’s, soldier’s, scholar's eye, tongue, | sword; The expectancy ami rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mold of form. The observed of all observers—quite, quite j down, And I, of ladies most deject ami wretched, That sucked the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble ami most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; That unmatched form and feature of blown youth. Blasted with ecstasy; O, woe is me I To have seen what 1 have seen, see what I see ’ This is the perfection of liternry art.— No fiction has gone beyond this in the sublime and effective expression of grief over the madness or death of a loved one. This i9 fiction in its highest development. Monday night swift riders volunteered to carry to the mother of Secretary Gres ham (lie news of the hopeless illness of her sou. At 10 o’clock at night their coming disturbed the lone widow, who di vined the purport of their mission hut too j well. “Wat is dead! My poor hoy is j dead,” moaned the stricken mother. It was not literally true, but it was substan tially so. The “expectancy and rose of the fair .State” was beyond human aid, aud a few hours later was dead. To the rest of the world Walter Gresham was the soldier, jurist, states man ; to a few the cherished friend. To I his mother lie was simply “Wat,” “my poor hoy.” “The courtier’s, soldier’s, j scholar’s eye, tongue, sword” were nothing I to her, hut her “poor hoy Wat” was eve rything. A nation was about to mourn the loss of a gifted and gallant citizen, the mother was simply mourniug the loss 1 of her hoy. She had fed him from her bosom ; she had borne him in her arm3;! she had taught him the lessons of morality j aud patriotism ; she had seen him rise to honor and fame ; she had prayed for him by the lonely hearthstone, while lie ex posed his life to the iron hail of battle; had nursed him, when doubtless sorely wounded, had seen him rise from “higher to higher” till he “Became on fortune’s crowning slope The pillar of a people’s hope." Vet to her lie was not the military leader, the eminent jurist, not the great Secre tary ; he was simply “Wat, my poor boy.’* 1 tic heart that is callous to the rhetoric ; of Shakespeare is moved by this touch of uature. There is something strange in the grief of a mother over the death of a son whom lhe world already regards as an old man. It seems a sort of reversal of the ordinary course of nature, but on that account all the more pathetic. The wail of the grief-stricken widow goes to the universal heart. “Wat, my poor boy” touches all that is humau in mankiud.— It is Rachel weeping for her children.— It is the cry of motherhood over the grave of the son, who is forever “Wat, my poor boy.”—Courier-Journal. Ligh !~iet Drops— Whul unoY Name! Very T*,. .. ,t Kms A)l paI|t_ Sold Everywhere. Every Day— Without Relief, There is No Pavl While storming the first line of forts at port Arthur a soldier belonging to the tweu ty-fourih regiment raised bis rifle to tire at an unusually conspicuous Chinaman. .Tust ns he was about to fire, a bullet from the enemy'- side came whizzing on, and, marvelous to rc'ate, entered the barrel of his own gun a- -nioothly and neatly as if the muzzles ■ 1 been placed mouth to mouth. Of course tl e was an ex dosiou. and the soldier's pioce was shattered to the stock, but without his receiving any injuries what ever, A fractional variation to the right or left would have caused the hostile bullet to enter his head or face, so that his escape was nothing short of miraculous. He preserved the stock of his now useless weapon, ami afterward exhibited it to his colouel, who permitted him to keep it as a memento of his narrow escape. It is prob ably the fir-t instance of the kind on record since Barou .Munchausen'sdav.—JapanMail i .4 GESERGVS OFFER. C. H. Rouss TJ'anfs a Confederate Memo rial Huilt. From Sew York Sew.*. Every rich man has his own particular hobby. Some devote themselves to yacht ing and others to the breeding ot running and trotting horses, while still others de rive their chief pleasure in life from trav el, books, the erection of magnificeut mansions. Charles Broadway Rouss does not dif fer from the other wealthy men of his time. He too has a bobby. It is to es tablish a National Confederate Memorial Association, which shall have the custody of all the relics, vuluable papers, etc., ot the late war, which are now scattered over the country. Perhaps the word hobby is not strong enough to express Mr. Rouss' sentiments in this matter, for it amounts to a passion with him. and he regards it as a sacred duty to do all in his power to preserve the traditions of the South. For this purpose lie is willliug to contribute liberally from his large fortune. Mr. Rouss ha9 already douc a great deal for the South and iis people, aud is prepared to do still more. lie thinks that the Civil War will go down iuto his tory as one of the greatest military strug gles on record. He believes that the ar mies aud the generals on the Southern •kle have not been treated with justice or fairness, and that in the time to come the war will'take rank with the wars of the Ancient Greeks, the Homans, the Mace donians or the Persians. There is no bet ter way to accomplish this, he thiuks. than by the establishment of a muse um where the scattered relics and records af the Confederacy can be gathered to gether and preserved for the future his bistorian. As it is now these relics, im portant records and documents are being exhibited and offered for sale in all parts jf the country. By collecting them in one museum this would he prevented, and the people of the South would have some thing of which they could be j’ustly proud. Mr. Rouss says that there is no doubt that the Southern people will take kindly to the idea of the National Memorial, and that it is only a question of a short time when work on the museum will be begun, lie has generously offered to contribute S100,000 toward its erection, making only anc condition. That is that the people of the South raise a like amount. He says that §200,000 will be sufficient to build a museum and leave a surplus for the pur chase of the widely scattered relics. In furtherance of this idea Ml. Rouss wrote the following letter to General Ste phen I>. Lee, which was read at the re cent Confederate Reunion at Houston : New York, May 11.—My Dear Friend and Comrade: As I have been in correspondence with many Confederate veterans in relation to the establishment of a National Memorial Association, and as the matter has beeu e. led officially to the attention of the United Confederate Veterans by the two department com mands, I assume that it will be subject of discussion at the Houston reunion.— Should ibis be the case, I beg that you will furuish the Veterans with fuller par ticulars than I have been able to convey to them by circular or letter. The fol lowing statement will explain the reason that induced me to interest myself in this memorial movement, and why I felt war ranted in calling upon ray comrades for co operation. Shortly after the termination of the war I became thoroughly impressed with the importance of the South taking up the work of vindication. I saw that North ern writers, imbued with partisan feelings, stimulated by sectional animosity, and posing as historians, were falsifying histo ry ; that they were misrepresenting the cause that forced the South to take up arms and the manner in which she had sustained the conflict; that they were re viling our domestic institutions, impugn ing tbe courage and devotion of our sol diers, making our trustred leaders the ob jects of malignant abuse and were utiliz ing the text books of the schools to mis lead and debauch the minds of the young. I saw that these misrepresentations and slanders, propagated over a wide field and without correction, were being accepted as facts. In view of this, I saw with great satis faction and watched with eager interest the growth of a movement in the South to insure the truth of history by means of a truthful record of the great conflict, and an explanation of the causes that led to it. I thought that all who wore the gray would work harmoniously to this end, and in addition do all in their power to pre serve the memory of their fallen comrades and to leave to posterity enduring proofs of their loyalty, courage and devotion tc duty. When the first Southern Historical So ciety was organized, having in view the objects above named recited, I hoped anc Children Cry for ' believed a step had been taken that would secure all the results desired ; that from this ncuclus would grow an institution 1 embracing all the matter and material I necessary to the future historian in mak ing up a truthful record ; that would con tain as valuable object lessons the relics and momentoes of the great struggle for our rights; that would preserve the fea tures of our great leaders; that would be a sacred shrine for our veterans and a Mecca for their descendants for long ages to come. When I saw that our noble women and good and true meu were working zcal | ously and untiringly to secure these re sults, and that memorial organizations had been established in Richmond, New Orleans and elsewhere, I was hopeful of success. It was ouly after the lapse of many years that I commenced to enter, tain doubts of the perpetuity of the work that had beeu accomplished. I saw with concern that a multiplicity of efforts to accomplish the objects of geueral desire was endangering success. That, notwith standing the evident design to make these memorial institutions national in charact er, they were regarded by the veterans as limited and local, and that they were never so generally aud liberally support ed as to obviate the necessity of recurring appeals for assistance. I saw that the old soldiers were reluctant to have relics and records removed from their respect ive States without an assurance of being made part of a national collection to which every Confederate State would contribute. I saw that a great amount of valuable memorial matter, scattered broadcast over the country, was in danger of being lost or destroyed and many relies that should form an important part of the illustrated history of the war were be ing disposed of to Northern purchasers for purposes of exhibition and gain. A1 though much valuable time bad been wasted and many of the veterans had “crossed to the other shore,” I believed that it was not too late to rectify the mis takes caused bv patriotic zeal, and that whatever had been lost by not having concentrated our c-flbrts aiul moans might be regained. I was satisfied that the de sire to perpetuate the memories of our great struggle for constitutional rights was bo strong ami universal in the hearts of our veterans that their united and har monious notion could be relied upon in any effort to that end. Though convinc ed of this, I did not feel wurranted in ap pealing to any of our prominent Confed erate leaders to inaugurate the work, in asmuch as it would involve labor and ne cessitate expense. 1 preferred to take the burden upon myself. In November of last year I addressed a circular to the commanders of the Vet eran camps and to other Confederates whose address I was able to obtain. The responses to this circular were more numerous than those to the first, and equally, if not more, satisfactory.— From Veteran camps, from commanding generals to privates, from those who have succeeded in life's struggles, and from those upon whom fortune has frowned, assurances of co-operation and substantial support have been received. It is for the veterans to mold this universal sentiment into substantial expression. It would be comparatively easy of accomplishment to secure the sum that has been estimated as nececessary to fund the proposed associa tion. A few rich men could furnish the amount without inconvenience, but in so doing they would deprive the Confeder .... ___„r .u» .. „r iug the world and to posterity proof of their unanimous ami loyal devotion to the memory of the Lost Cause. An in stitution built out of poverty would be indefinitely more preferable and would inculcate a loftier lesson than one created by individual wealth. The question of location has impressed me as one of great delicacy and imj>or tance, and in formulating plans I have given it careful attention. It has been made more clear that there will be com* petition as to the site of the institution.— For this reason I deem it best and wisest to leave the decision to the Board of Ad ministrators. I cau only hope, in view of the great purpose contemplated, that local preference and prejudices may he subordinated to the common good. I think all will agree that our shrine should fie erected in an easily accessible place ; that our Mecca should he erected where it cau he reached by great numbers. In this, as in other questions connected with the establisment of the memorial associa tion, I shall acquiesce cheerfully in what ever decision the Veterans may reach.— In this connection, I wish you to assure our comrades that from the inception of this movement there has been no desire or purpose to interfere wither antagonize in any manner whatever the memorial organization that now exist. Although the plan submitted for tb< establishment of a memorial associtaior Pitcher’s Castoria, has in view the crystal ization of a sentiment dearer to all Confederate*, yet we should not lose sight of the fact that zealous activi ty, intelligent effort and business methods are essential to success. 11 it be determined i to establish the association, of which there appears no doubt, the first and most impor tant will be a canvass of the Veterans. I am convinced that if the commanders of Veteran camps and others interested them selves, it would largely exceed the amount estimated for, and that the effect would be to stimulate to increased liberality those who now intend to contribute bountifully. I take it for granted that the poorer Veter* , ans cijn pay their subscriptions by install ment during the progress of the work. While 1 am confident of the establishment of the memorial association and desirous of seeiug its completion, I would advise against commencing work without sutlicent funds in hand to insure its continual prosecutiou.— The effect of interruption would be injuri ous, as it would evoke adverse criticism. It will he recalled that insufficiency nf funds to complete the Grant tomb so long after its commencement was made the theme of uu pleasant comment throughout the world. Other matters relevant to the memorial associ.itiou will likely be presented for dis cusiou at the Houston re-uniou. Our fre quent conversations have placed you iu pos session of my views, to which you can give expression. I beg that you w ill commend me fraternally and kiudlv to the Veterans assembled aud express my regrets that business burdens and failing sight will prevent me from beiug with them. Assure them that i shall enter heartily into their plans and .shall esteem it au honor, as it will be a positive pleasure, to be permitted to share in their good works. Very sincerely, Charles Broadway Koims. Mr. Kouas is very indignant nt the actiou of General J. A. Thayer, of Boston, Mass., in writing a letter protesting against the dedication of the monument to the Confed erate soldiers buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago. Thomas D. Bkai.i.. •• ♦> beer iVf rk, on the event of the Alleyhe nten. Those contemplating a trip to the moun tains in search of health and pleasure, Deer Park, on the crest of the Allegheny moun tains, 3,000 feet above the sea level, offers such varied attractions as a delightful at mosphere during both day and night, pure water, smooth, winding roads through the mountains and valleys, and the most pictur esque scenery in the Allegheny range. The hotel is equipped with ail adjuncts condu cive to the entertainment, pleasure ami coin fort of its guests. The surrounding grounds, as well as the hotel, arc lighted with electricity. Six miles distant, on the same mountain sum mit, is Oakland, the twin resort of Deer Park, and equally as well equipped for the entertainment and accommodations of its patrons. Both hotels are upon the main line ol the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad, have the advantages of its splendid Vesti buled Limited Express trains between East and West. Season excursion tickets, good for return passage until October 31, will bo placed on sale at greatlv reduced rates at all principal ticket offices throughout the coun try. One-way ticket reading from St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, or any poiut on the B. A (J. system to Washington, Baltimore, Philade'phia or New York, or vice versa, are good to stop off at either Deer Park, Mountain Lake Park or Oakland, and the time limit will be extended by agent at either resort upon ap plication, to cover the period of the holder’s visit. The season at these popular resorts com mences June 22nd. For full information as to hotel rates, rooms, etc, address George D. Deijhields, \i..,n»..r lk>«r Park nr Oakland. Garrett j county, Maryland. for June--Before and Behind. An equinox of Mercury in central on June 3d, and will tend to prolong cloudiness and -terms through much of the time up to storm period commencing about the 5th. The Venus equinox is central on the 12th, the Jupiter bearing directly from May 17tb, hence we may look for dangerous phenome na from about Oth to 9th, and the reaction ary storms from about lltii to 13th are apt i to be mnny and heavy. Local waterspouts and cloudburst, in the nature of thing*, are to be apprehended. Hail, with intense ' electrical activity, and sudden changes to very cool, are thiugs to be expected. Watch for tornadic and cyclonic developments.— such is the case this month. From 10th to ; 20th expect many storms, much rain in many places, with vivid lightning, hail and wind. New moon on 22d will prolong storm conditions into 22d. Very cool for the sea son after storms have passed away. Frost probably in extreme north. June euds by growing very warm, with storms in full progress from west to east. Carrie Kllis, of Dedham, Mass., won a novel competition at the Boston Theatre last Wednesday evening and went borne with , the knowledge that she possessed the most perfect foot in a company of 500 women who tried to squeeze their pedal extremities into diamond-studded “Trilby’’ slippers, which were offered as a reward for the best-shaped foot. John P. Hunt of New York, 8. P. Bancroft of Lynn, and Curtis V. Merritt of Boston, all well-known shoe men, officiated, as judges. If your boy needs a suit take him to Hirschman’s. They are in a position to give you better value for your money than any other store. They manufacture all their owrv. clothing and can »ave you money.