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Professional Cards. |"\R C. T. RICHARDSON. ^ PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, < Karlestown. JrJertM W’w< * irSr,'‘,/1 April 4, 1374. pvR. J. D. STARRY, Urine resumed ihe pmec.ee of “•JB"*' rirs his Professional services to the public. Office next door to residence, near corner ot ieorge and Slain streets. Janua-y -- UH_ | AMKS M. RANSON. Jr., DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY, Offers his Professional Services to thecitixens if Charlestown and vicinity . Office opposite l*arish Building. April 13. IM5—y. iy F. ALEXANDER * attorney AT la tv, Charles Town. Jefferson County. \Y. Ya. Will practice in Jefferson and and adjoining , Office with Forrest NY. Brown in , r. iilding. Special attention to collections. ' J»n. Id. lUlfc. Ja* M. Mason. J**- M. Mason, Jr. i| A SON A MASON. *■ attorneys at law. harles Town, Jefferson County. West N a. Will practice in the various courts. CarefUl attention paid to collections. . 'ffioe one door west of Carter House. ' 18JM. D . GIBSON, attorney at law, (, harie« Town, Jefferson County, W. Ya Practices la the Circuit Courts of West Vtr . Mia the Supreme Court of Appeals and the PnitedSutee District Court at Martinsbnrg. Offic-e over Aisquith A Co s drug store. Jan. 3, 1**4. I F ENGLE. ATTORNEY AT LAW. 11 n. Jtftnon County. We*t I'irfiMM. p., in the Courts of Jefferson and ad onuie counties, in the Supreme Court ol West Virgin i and in the United States Ihs - t ('ourt a: Martinaburg. Notary Public in ATTORSET AT LAW, Charlestown. Jefferson County, We*! Virginia. Will practice in the Courts of thiaCounty and he adjoining Counties. Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max well, and nearly opposite the "Carter House. November 23. lJHio. de- rgeBaylor. Wm. L. Wilson. M AY LOR A WILSON. ATTORSETS AT LAW, Cha.lestown, Jefferson County, H>.»! Virginia, Will attend the Courts of Jefferson ami Berke ,ev Counties and attend to other law business in the State of West Virginia. Special atten tion given t • collections. March 5, 1*76. ^ I. C. MOORE. ATTORSET AT LAW. Borryviil*, Clark* County, Virginia. and Ml EON MOORS. ATTORSET AT LAW. hnlestount, Jefferson County, Her! tirginia, V. . m dertake cases jointly in the Courts of >oth of said Counties. Mar 11, IS72. nORRKST W. BROWN. attorsf.t <r laif. Charlestown, Jefferson Ckrunty, West Virginia. Att»:: is to a«esin the different Court sol W est Virginia and Maryland. Attention given to P* - "r.s a id all classes of Claims against the U. S. Government. :■*' Special attention to Collections. Jtn. 10. 1S£>. fj . H drTOR.vir AiiAir, •1. ... Ca#a..a« AuilAl IP**/ I'll dlllld. A ■ -»<■ e ::i theCourts of Jefferson. Berke »> a t M -gin counties, in the United States D v.- •. t ■ at Martitisburg. aiul in th« Su .>■* e (' jrt of Appeals of West \ irginia. 5pe a. aferjt; m to the collection of claims. • nd prompt remittances of the same. Odlce opposite Court-house. A v A W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith DONALD A BECKWITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW ..a es.Town, Jefferson County. West Ya W l practice in the Courts of Jefferson, h<*-< ev and Morgan counties, the U. 8 Dis Court at Martinsburg and the Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Mar 2. H32. ___ W.F.&T.P.LIPPITT FERTILIZERS. We *»- , Farmers generally our Fert liters for Fall Crops. SHENANDOAH. », formula, too well known to need de scription. SPECIAL HOME MIXTURE :or \t >>at. a No. 1 article, drilling perfectly, • .. the re|«>rta of the W. \a.. Agricultural IVpa-tment show to be of greater commercial nine than any sold at near same price and of •a ne-rale. Relative commercial value of our ■per 1 mixture $55.50. Two other brands • *.*<’ v « d are rated at $21.10 and $20 5V \N e • y ' - aramoniates in the West, direct from •Is /■ t»r houses, our chemicals from import •*s enables us to sell for less—only one pr nit to make. We also offer PHlE GROUND RAW BONE. PURE '.ROUND STEAMED BONE. DlSSOLVED ANIMAL BONK. Iry and in fine dritling condition. FA NIT AND DISSOLVED SOUTH CARO LINA. AC.. AC. We are prepared to furnish any private mil 's d-vred. promptly and of best materials. t» '>■ at Eagle Works, N A W R R Goods “livered at any depot. A i- o is»*3.' \v K. A T. P. L1PP1TT. C. W. TAYLOR, H.iu-e, Sign and F'resell Painter aud paper-hanger andgrainer. Charlestown, Jeff. Co.. W. Ya. February 4. 1*31. *lir,«B for men, shoes for boys, shoes for dren and shoes for Isdies at Hirschman’s, ?aper than elsewhere. Lju weight clothing at H inch man e. OLD FAMILY GROCERY OF C. L). EBY is now located in the HooiF lluilding* Opposite Carter House, where everything usually found in a FAMILY grocery is supplied at moderate pricer Friu'i ,-oods are being constantly received, and nothing stale in »1«' stock We have on band a large *«!*!»'> Queensware, Glass and Wooden ware. There is always a supply of Fresh Country ; Produce to be found at our store. Thanking the public for their patronage. I am respectfully, June iO. 1 SIM. C. D. EBY. J. WM. BROWN. F. B. HOOFF. i BROWN & HOOFF, Pharmacists &. Druggists, TRAPNKLl. BUILDING. CORNER OF MAIN 1 A N D C H A R LES STS.. CH A RLES TOWN, WEST YA Will keep a new and fresh stock of Drugs and i Medicines. Patent Medicines and Fancy 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 in stock a full line of Stationery. Stationer's Supplies. Cap and Let- j ter Papers, all kinds of Envelopes, Writing i Tablets, Box Papers, plain and ruled. A line of Fine Cigars ami Tobacco and Smokers' Materials. Paint'*. Oils. \ ar- | nishes ami Painters' Material and Window Glass. PHYSK IANS' PRESCRIPTIONSu'AKEFUL LYi'OMl’OrSDKD BYCUMl’K TENT PERSONS. March 1W. ■ CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT? For a prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to MINN & CO., who have had nearly fifty years* experience in the patent business. Communlca tions strictly confidential. A Handbook of In formation concerning Pntrnts and bow to ob tain them sent free. Atso a catalogue Ol mechan ical and sc1 entitle books sent free. Pstents taken through Munn & Co. receive special notice In the Scientific American, and thus are brought widely berorethe public with out cost to the Inventor. This splendid paper. Issued weekly, elegantly Illustrated, has by far the largest circulation of any scientlBc work In the world. #3 a year. Sample copies sent free. Building Kdttloa, monthly, (2.50a year. Sinelo copies, *».» cents. Every number coutains beau tiful plate*. In colors, and photographs of new houses, with plans, enabling builders to show the latest designs and secure contracts. Address . BUNN A CU„ Ntw YoliK. 361 BuoADWAT. Mr stock of gla>s and uneeniiware complete | and low-priced, at C. I>. KBY'S, Haotl'build'g. Pride of Virginia. Pride Union, Pax and j other leading brands of mu king tobacco in stock at C. 1> EBY’S, Hoot! building. Worcester Sauce. Catsup, Horse Radish. Queen Olive*. Olive Oil. Potted Ham and longue. Sardines. Lobster and Salmon atC.D. : EBY'S. also Stoneware all sixes from pint to eight-gallon in siae. New Prunes. Evaporated Apples and Apri cots. and Macaroni, ( heese anil Colonial Hour at C, D. EBY'S, Hoot! building. Full line Laundry and ToiletSoap, cheap, G. A. and Fiue >alt by the sack, cheap, at 0. D. EBY'S, Hoot!' building. Pure Mountain Buckwheat Hour. Francis H. Leggett A I’o.'s Mocha and Java Coffee 3oo. a pound, at C. 1». EBY’S, llooff building. STOP THAT HORRIBLE COUCH! Go at once and get a bottle of PRIMLEY’SSPEED Y C U K E, FOR COUGHS AND COLDS. i OHOULD you buy a bottle ami it does not O give satisfaction on the return of the empty bottle we will cheerfully refund the price paid for it in other good*. Sold by G.T. LIUH 1. IlRIMLKY'S Sarsaparilla sold on the above plan, by G.T-LIGHT. PRIMLF.Y S Iron and Wahoo Bitters said on the same plan by G.T. LIGHT. To Owners of Stock. All owner- 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 porate limits, as the law in regard thereto will be strictlv enforced. GUSTAV BROWN, June‘JO, 181H. Mayor. Just Received. 1 have just received a nice supply oft at»up. Mustard and Horseradish. Also Haydens Easter Dyes,—four colors for 5 cents. W. 8. MERCHANT. April i.t. Ml Buggy and Harness. A TOP-BUGGY and HARNESS for sale— 1 both in s<v>.| condition. Apply at \lav 17 FREE PRESS OFEICE. SjL-W sold together or separately. Ice Cream. The Ice Cream Parlors of the undersigned are now open for the season. Ice l ream serv ed by the saucer or sold by measure, and fam ilies or parties s ipplied on short: nnl. May 16. 1804 HENRY DI MM. Wanted. Wanted in exchange for Lumber 3L000 fcH of OAK. 20,000 feet of WALNUTandoOObbls. •fflffi*--’ W. F ATP LTPPITT For Sale. Window-sashes, blinds, doors etc., of the old Methodist Church Apply at this office. June' Itt _ Whitewashing. ■ The undersigned will do whitewashing upon reasonable terms, and do U welb Address May 8. i*W>. Chariee Town. DELICATE W BRADFIELiD’S FEMALE REGULATOR. • IT IS ft SUPERB TONIC and exerts a wonderful influence in strengthening her system by driving through the proper chan nel ail impurities. Health and strength are guaranteed to result from its use. My wife was bedridden for eighteen months, after using BKADFIELD'S FEMALE REGU LATOR for two months, is getting well.— J. M. JOHNSON. Malvern. Ark. BRAHIIEI.lt REGULATOR CO., ATLANTA, GA. Bold by all DrugguU at SI. 00 p«r bottle. THE MILD POWER CURES. HUMPHREYS’ Dr. Humphrey s' Specifies are scientifically and carefully prepared Remedies, used for years In private practice and for over thirty years by the people with entire success Every single Specific a special cure for the disease named, so, gpgrinc rou rwco. 1-Fevers, Congestions, Inflammations. ,25 2 — Worm*, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... ,25 3- Teething; Colic, Crying. W akefulness .25 4- Diarrhea, of Children or Adult*..... ,25 5- Dy*eutcrv. Griping, tlliou* Colic.... ,25 6- Cholera Morbus, Vomiting. ,25 7- Cough*, Colds, Bronchitis.... ,25 St-N'euralgla, Toothache. Faceache.25 D— Headaches, Sick Ilradache, Vertigo. ,25 10— Dyitpcpt.iu. Biliousness. Constipation ,25 11— Suppressed or l’uiufiil Periods. .25 12— Whites, Too Profuse Fetlods..25 13— Croup. Laryngitis, Hoarseness.25 14— Salt Khciiin, Erysipelas. Fruptlocs. .25 15— RheumntNm.or RheumaticPains.. .25 16— Malaria, Chill*. Fever and Ague.25 17— Files,Blind orBleedlng.25 18— Ophthnlmy, Soroor WcakFye*..23 19— Cntnrrh, Influenza, Cold In the Head .25 20— Wboopiug Cough. .25 21— Asthma, Oppressed Breathing.25 22— liar Discharges, Impaired Hearing ,25 23— Scrofula, Enlarged Glands.Swelling .25 24— General Debility, PhysicalWeaknaas .25 23-Dropsy, and Scanty Secretions. ,25 26- Sois-Sickness, Sicknessfrom Killing .25 27- Klduey Diseases. .25 28- Krrvoiis Debility.B*® 29 «<>ro .Mouth, or Canker.. .23 30- Urinary Weakness, WettingBed. .‘-5 31- Fnlnfui Periods . 32- Di*ea*raofthc Heart.Palpltatlonl.00 33- Epilepsy, Spasm*, fct. Vitus’ Dance...1.00 34- Diphtheria, Ulcerated Son* Throat.. .25 33—chronic Congestion* & Eruptions. .2 5 “77 " HU'SPECIFIC FOR GRIP, 25°. Put up In small txvtles of pi. a«.mt pellets, Jin* tits your vest pocket. fioll It hrssrlew. «r *»ot po*t-p»lii «a receipt of prick OS UixriuuiB AIaxuaL ^EnlAryeUa He *oc.l.j Ui»u.(JIre, iiLxeimLvs’ ainao-in & 118 tnitbasu, ekw vouk SPECIFICS. HUMPHREYS’ WITCH HAZEL OIL “THE PILE OINTMENT." For Tops—Externa! or Interna!, Ellnd orBIcpdlnc Fistula in Au'>; Itcbtnjtor Bleeding of the Return. Tho rvlpf U launeduio- -the euro certain. FHICE, 50 CT3. TRIAL SIZE. 25 CT3. jvi<j in^Ma,«r »»o* pc.i-i »U on r.'.ljt c.r prtco. UVVrUCtVS*SlI.O.tt).,lll A BttllHia8U,I«VwL Jno. A. Washington. R. W. Alexander. Washington Alexander, Insurance Agency* Office Gibbon Building. Chvrlea Town. W. Va. Representing the following Companies : The old and reliable RTS A LIFE 1 NSC RANCH COMPANY, of Hartford, Conn . Giving the best results to policy holders, and which has a larger amount of policies in Jefferson County than all other Life Insurance Companies together. Liverpool A London Jfc Globe, of England, Manchester Fire Ann ranee Co., of Eng land, ami Scottish l uionand National, of Scotland, the largest foreign Cos doing business in America. ETNA, OK HARTFORD, The largest and most popular Fire Insurance Company in America. Peabody, of Wheeling, \V. Va. Jefferson, of Wheeling. German Fire, of Wheeling. Fire and Marine, of Wheeling. Phoenix, of Hartford. Virginia Fire and Marine, ot Richmond, \ a Georgia Home, of Columbus, Ga. Fire Association, ot Philadelphia, Pa. Continental, of New York. JEFFERSON col’NTY MUTUAL FIRE IN SUKANCK COMPANY. All losses promptly adjusted and paid at oui office. Agents: J S. FLEMING, Shepherdstown, W. Va. OH AS. H. TRA'L, Harper's Ferry, \V. Va A sworn statement of the conditions of al Foreign Insurance Companies represented ii this Agency will be found at the Clerk’s Office iu compliance with the State laws. We solicit a continuance of your patronage Respectfully, WASHINGTON & ALEXANDER. February 13, ISfVS. The Jefferson Co. Mutual Fire Iusurauce Company. ESTABLISHED 1878. JOHN A. WASHINGTON, Secretary Office. Gibson Building, Court-House yard Charlestown. OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County Insurance in a safe Company at the actus cost of insurance, which is much cheaper tha: the rates usually charged, and keeps the nioue at home. Good risks from responsible partie are invited. Executive Committee meets every Friday. Directors—Jos. Trapneil, Henry B. Daven port, J. Garland Hurst. John . Rider. \V. H T. Lewis, R. Preston Chew, Wm. L. Wilsor Eugene Baker, S. W. Washington, H. L.Suyde William C. Fraxier, John H. Zittle. Jacob £ Melvin, E. G. W. Herr, »saac H.Strider. JOS. TR VPN ELL.Presideni H. B DAVENPORT.Treasure! Executive Committee—J. O. Hurst, Wit H. T. Lewis, Eugene Baker, Isaac H. Stride! Jos. Trapneil, S. W. Washington. Local Aoests.—Middleway—J.G. Shirley Harper's Ferry— Chas. E. Trail; Shepherd: town— J.S. Fleming; Charlestown—Washing ton A Alexander. FRAZER AXLE Best In the World! ARP I OP Get the 6enuiRe! n Hr Mot Sold Ereryvhere! POETRY. LITTLE THISGS. A good by kiss is a little thing, With your hand on the door to go, But it takes the venom out of the sting Of a thoughtless word or a cruel fling That you have made an hour ago. i A kiss of greeting is sweet and rare After the toil of the day, And it smooths the furrows plowed by care, : The lines on the forehead you once called lair j In the years that have flown away. i Tis a little thing to say. “You are kind; 1 love you my dear," each night. ; But it sends a t hi ill through the heait I find— ! For love is tender, us love is blind— As we climb life's rugged height. We starve etch other for love's caress We take but we do not give ; It seems so easy some soul to bless. But we dole the love grudgingly, less and less, Till ’tis bitter and hard to live. firtjinia 4[tec ptss. W. W. B. GALLAHEK. Editor. s... testo ten. Jefferson County. tVeat Fa. i Terms—$2.00 Prr Annum in Advance. Srptrmher II. tSOS. The Silver Hoorn. To a considerable extent we have been in sympathy with the Silver movement for the reason that the gold politicians, led by the President, seemed to he playing a game of bluff and bulldoze, something we will not countenance for the sake of Mr. Cleveland or anybody else. We have hoped that the silver people would ehoose for their captains new leaders and infu»e life and light mid hope into their canvas Instead, however, with the honorable exception of Mr. Harvey, wo find the movement being led to its death by a lot of superannuates and eonven ■ i _ _i... i. ...ii—« t.. den ill long ago. No u-e in "naming any n ime»,” everybody knows who we mean.— There is uo more intolerable nui*unce on earth than a politician who lias been disap pointed clean through. We caution the sil ver people that they must call those fellows down and oil; cat calls are as good as any other for the purpose, or the great silver movement will end in a ridiculous and dis graceful fiasco.— Wetzel Democrat. Rupture Cured at Rome. If you suffer from rupture in any ol its various forms, and desire to be relieved, you can learn how to be cured by naming this paper and addressing F. H MuRRK'K, Huntington. W. Vs He will send fu 1 particulars free. Mrs. Martha Wilson, of Mount \ ernon, N. Y. died recently, and her heir- have now discovered that between her eighty seventh and ninetieth years she spent $500,000 which she was left in control of by her sister. Up to her eighty-seventh year she was very pe nurious because -lit* had little money — When her ship came in, however, she squandered money right and left As a landlady she was an ideal, it being her habit every now and then to send the tenants re ceipted bills for their rent, flowers on Eaa ter Sunday, lavish gifts on Christmas and at oilier times checks for hands one amounts. Occasionally she would give a house to a friend. In this way the good old lady man aged to squander the $olH),000 in three year I lie Wilson heirs are now trying to get hold of tho scattered estate, but they will not have hall as much fun as the old lady bad in spending it. — (Inanhfown Time* That was an admirable ‘Squandering.” Some other rich people might thus lay up treas ures in heaven. Oil, for more Martha \\ il son-. We thus reflect the sentiment* of a portion of at least one branch of the Wilson family. Lightning Hot Drops— What a Funny Name! Very True, but It Kills AM Pain. Sold Everywhere. Every Day Wlthout Roiief, There ic No Par! It transpires that ‘‘Jack, the Kipper,” who horrified the world by peculiarly atro clous murders of women in tha "White Chapel” precitn’ta of I. union, is in hii Eng lish lunatic asylum. Dr Forbes \\ inslow savs it has been known to the doctors. He says: “Jack the* Kipper” was a medical stu dent of good family. He was a young man of slight built with light hair and blue eye-. He studied very haid and bis mind, beii g naturally weak, ga'e way. He became a religious enthusiast, an i attended ear ly service every morning at tit. Paul’s. His religious fervor resulted in homicidal mania towards the women of the street, ami impel led bint to murder them. He lodged with a man whom I know and sus > picion was first directed toward him by rea son of the fact that be returned to bis lodg j iugs at unreasonable hours, aud that be bail , innumerable coats and bats stuiued with ! blood I have in niv possession now a pail 51 of Canadian moccasins, stained with blood, that the ‘Ripper’ wore while on bis murder - ous expeditions.” ’ The following incident occurred recently . in Berkeley county : A man called upon t lady at a fai n Ionise, and said, "Madan five or >ix years igo, I boutht a lot of tur keys from yo» and deceived you in theii . weight. I have recently be* n converted anc the transaction has been such a burden ot 1 my conscience that I cannot stand it any ■ longer, 1 want to pay you what is due.”— The kind hearted lady refused to take tb< money, and be agreed to depart, saying, “] will try it, and if my niod is not relieved 1 will c&ii again and vou will have to takethi | money.” A vein of white saud, •*> feet wide aud & to 150 feet iu height, has been discovered a 1 Berkeley Springs. DEMETRIUS BLACKBURN AND THE SILVERSMITHS. Acts xix, 23. Ami the same time there nroso no small stir about that way. 24. For a certain man named Demetrins, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; 25. Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft wo have our wealth. 20. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost through out all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands; 27. So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at naught; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should bo despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worabipeth.. 28. And when they hoard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 29. And the whole city was filled with confusion. . 4 • TO STIR UP ENVY. A Philadelphia Paper Trie* to Create a Class Prejudice. Tho Philadelphia Manufacturer is op posed to onr present standard of value, and is trying to secure tho adoption of what it calls “bimetallism,” but what would in reality beu single silver stand ard. Writing of tho fall in prices, which is claimed by silverites to bo duo to tho use of gold as a measure of values, Tho Manufacturer says, “A dollar of high purchasing power is a good thing only for nouproducers, ” and argues that “the dollar has been given artificially high purchasing power solely that tho fo\v might enrich themselves at the expense of the many.” This attempt to create a class preju dice against tho gold standard on tho ground that it was designed to benefit a few nouproducers at tho expense of tho many would bo more appropriate for a Populist or socialist paper than a journal published for business men. Not only «ro tho statements untrue, but they aro designed to appeal to tho envy and hatred of those who think that their failure is due to the success of others. This is not tho temper iu which tho important question of mouey is to bo discussed and settled. The claim tlrat only nouproducers are benefited by a dollar of high purchasing power is so manifestly absurd that it is hardly worthy of contradiction. There aro about 25,000,000 adults iu this country, of whom uiuety-niuo one-hun dredths aro producers. The millions of working men and women iu mills, fac tories and stores and on railroads and steamboats aro all producers. Aro they not benefited by receiving their wages in dollars which will buy a largo amount of goods, instead of the reverse? Will The Manufacturer have tho audacity to say that a cheap dollar which would buy less goods would bo a greater bene fit to this host of producers? Then wo havo tho great agricultural iuterest, with its millions of workers producing grain, cotton, etc. No one will deny that they aro producers. Yet are tncynot nenentea oy receiving muu ey which has a high purchasing power? Ls there a fanner in America who does not want, so far as ho is personally con cerned, the dollars which will bny most of all tho things which ho consumes? If thnro uro any who prefer the other kind they could easily bo accommodated with Mexican “dollars,” which will only bny B‘3 cents’ worth of goods in this country. There is absolutely no basis for the charge that the value of our present dol lar has been artificially increased. Gold as money is worth just as much as in bullion, and no more. Its value is not affected by law, and it is therefore whol ly untrue that it is designed to enrich the few nt tho expense of tho many. The money of this country is the same for rich and poor. It gives no favor to any class, nor does it discriminate against the few or tho many. It serves the in terests of all alike, and only demagogues will pretend that it is maintained for the benefit of nouproducers or a limited class of rich men. A standard of values which measures alike tho workingman’s wages, the farmer’s products and the manufacturer’s goods cannot, with fair ness, be said to artificially reduce prices in the interest of any class. The Stiver Case Stated. The winklewad whortled its way through the dark. , . As the spadgerwick snooted a scent from afar: . . The snickerloot skecked on tho snoot of a shark. And tho lnklcbot kinked tho gluno of a gar. The auckerjab scuttled through thick and In quest of the acuttlejok. ruttling beyent; The carpywog whetted the flang9 of Its tin. And filliped a epuke at the scortle, hell bent. The nimble wot welkered a whin at the moon, As the jinglebox joined in tho chorus of wrath, .... While whan gd oodles lifted the lay of the loon. And the jumble whacks gobbled the clank aftermath. But in spite of this argument, strong as it is. And in spite of the boomlct late brought about, „ . The symptoms all point to an argentic fizz. It appears that free silver's about petered out. —>ew York Sun. Early Monetization. “Whenwas it,” asked the inquisitive i boarder, “that cattle were used as rnon 1 “I think,” said the cheerful idiot, ! “that it was about the time when tho pope began issuing bulls. ”—Indianapo lis Journal. Children Cry foi Pitcher’s Castoria* UNFOUNDED PREJUDICE. Peculiar View* Held by Mau} That Dank* T'avor Dull Time*. Ouo of tho most surprising features df the present cheap money agitation is tho evidence of widespread prejudice against banks. According to the silver - ites and fiat money advocates, it would stem that a bank is a diabolical institu tion which preys on tho farmer and workingman, while tho banker is an enemy and oppressor of the people. These peculiar views aro held seriously by many persons, who oppose sound currency principles merely because tho bankers are in favor of them. It is hardly necessary in theso en lightened days to show that banks are beneficent institutions, of as much use in our present system of industry and commerce as factories and stores. Their chief function is to serve as reservoirs for all the spare capital of the country, which they receive only to loan out again wherever it can be used to best advantage. Tho idea of tho Populists that banks draw interest from the people on idle money lockod up in buuk vaults is purely a delusion. LJrfless capital is # employed it can earn no interest. The chief benefit conferred by banks is their insurance of credits, through which a much larger volume of business of all kinds is transacted than if men had to trade on a cash basis. In this way banks servo tho same useful pur pose as fire or life insurance companies. The Populist preteuso that bankers want money scarce so that business will be depressed is wholly untrue. In dull times bankers suffer liko merchants and manufacturers. They cannot loan their funds, whilo they aro nearly always bound to pay interest on tho deposits loaned to them. Etery sensible banker is anxious for the greatest possible pros perity. Tho banker of whom tho cheap money advocates dream and write is al together ncreatureof their imagination. Wag*-* In Japan. Wo publish today a letter from Rev. Will P. Turner, a Methodist missionary who was sent from Georgia to Japan • several years ago. Mr. Turner keeps in touch with af fairs in ins native taint aim seen uio ci furt that is beiug made to “Japan” onr . currency. His letter shows what we can ■ expect should that calamity befall ns. A lalmr leader in Texas a few days ago advised the workingmen to vote for tho freo and unlimited coinage of silver. Th<> rate of wages in tho foremost free silver nation of tho world will hardly commend this advice to sensible and in telligent wage earners in this country. Mr. Turner, whose facilities for in formation are as good as possible and whose reliability is beyond question, tells us somo interesting tilings abou' wages in Japan. It mast- be remem bered that his figures are in Japanese money, which is equivalent to only 50 cents on the dollar in onr currency. Hero are somo of his figures: Teachers in government schools, $12 to $35 per mouth. Postofiieo and custom home clerks and similar government positions, $H to $50 per month. Teachers in high schools, $15 to $75 per month. Brick masons, 50 to CO cents a day. Carpeuters, 45 to 55 cents a day. Female operatives in cotton factories. 8 cents a day. Male operatives, 1G cents a day. Mr. Turner tells of an expert Japa nese workman who with tho aid of his wife made 8 cents a day! The workingmen of this country are beiug informed about what a silver ba sis means in regard to wages. There is uot a nation on the face of the earth which has tho free coinage of silver where tho average of wage* is one-fourth as high as it is in this coun try.—Atlanta Journal. “Poor Mu'i Money.” They call silver “the poor man’s money. ” Well, maybe it is. It is the money of Mexico and India and China and other unprogieasi ve countries, where the common people are certainly about as poor as they can be.—Minneapolis Journal. __ Where Silver It Well Thotuht Of. First Church Member—What are the tharges agin Deacon Jones? Second Church Member—Slanderin the parson. Said he was as good as gold. —Harper's Bazar. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria. 1)15. HILL’S PAMPHLET A SUPPOSED SILVERITE WRITES AGAINST FREE COINAGE. It Would Lower Our SUudard of Value and Would Not Give F* 1« to l Coinage. A l’auiplilrt Which Ila* Pmufounded the Free Silver l’cople. Dr. W. P. Hill of St. Louis has just written a pamphlet entitled “Argument Against Free Silver Coinage at 16 to ],” which has dumfomnled the freo sil ver people. Dr. Hill is tho youngest eon i.f tho late Britton A. Hill, ono of the ablest champions of fiat money of tho old Greenback party. Dr. Hill was edu cated in the best universities in Europe. It has been generally supposed that he would follow in tho footsteps of his fat her and advocate cheap money. There is little doubt but that ho made a special study of finance for the purpose of securiug arguments against tho gold standard. Study changed his opinions, as is apparent from the following quo tation from his excellent pamphlet : Many peoplo innocently imagine that the free coinage of silver is simply a proposition to open our mints more freely to silver and to maintain our money at its present standard of value on tho gold basis, and that by adopting freo cciuage we are not going to debase aiul lower the value of our money, but raise the prico of silver all over tho world to a 16 to 1 ratio with gold. There could bo no greater mistake. They fail to see that it also involves a ('linno'f- in our unit, standard or meas ure of value. If the proposition was that tho Uuited .States should give a gold dollar for ev ery :»71v4 grains of pure silver brought to the mints, then that would really tie mi attempt on the part of our govern ment to raise the prieo of silver, and how long wo coaid raiso it would de pend on how xnnch silver thero was in the world and how much gold we had. But this is not the proposition. Thofreo silver idea is that wo must stop insult ing the silver dollar by redeeming it nnd giving a gold dollar for it, and their proposition is simply to stamp as a dollar every 412 % grains of standard silver brought to tho mint, uud that this piece of silver so stamjied shall be onr unit or measuro of value. Is it possible to believe, when tho ihe new law shall say that 412*£ grains of standard silver shall constitute the value of our dollar, that the dollar will l>o worth any more than that? Under the present system wo havo issued mil lions of silver dollars ou the ratio of 16 to 1. Tho world has steadily refused to accept nnr dictum as to their value, nnd we are compelled to maintain a large gold reserve, and not only stand ready to redeem all those dollars, but also constantly to redeem many of them in gold to maintain their value. Wo are staggering under our load now with our present silver circulation and have difficulty to maintain our gold reserve. Will our load be lighter when wo undertake to coin tho world’s sur plus of silver? Will tho world uccept our dictum moro readily, when, on the one hand, wo will loudly assert tho 16 to 1 ratio, und, ou tho other hand, reso lutely give tho lio to onr own words by refusing to exchango them at the ratio of 16 to 1, which is the only way wo can make our words count for anything? The director of the Uuited Statos mint estimates tho coined silver money of flie world nt $4,055,700,000, which is about 53 per cent of tho total. Of the coined silver money more than $2,000, 000,000 passes current at exactly the same valno as the silver bullion in the market, and would flow just like so much bullion to any place where it could obtain a higher price. The world's annual production umounts to ! $200,000,000; the annual production in ! this country alone to $84,000,000. Our gold reservo amounts to narojy *iw, 000,000. Suppose that by freo coinage we coo Id possibly raise the prico of silver in this country to double what it is now—we noed not say doable, but even a fraction more than now—doe* any man need to bo told that that would start a flow of silver to this country, and that our lit tle gold reserve would 1st completely overwhelmed, and that tho mighty stream would never stop flowing nntil all vestige of a higher price had been completely annihilated? Aud when that had been accomplished, does any man need to l>e told that our dollar would simply bo worth what -in.'j grains of standard silver would bo worth in the market as bullion? This fact is nnan swcrable—there is no free* silver country in the world where tho dollar or nnit of value is worth one particle more than the silver in it as bullion in tho market. Our attempt would be about as ridic ulous as if we tried to stop the ebb and flow of tho ocean tides by an act of oon gre.—■, or to regulate the movements of ♦be planets. — “DrlMUxed" Wood. •‘Defuolizatiou’’ is a new word added to tho language, told in a story by Sen ator Palmer about an Illinois farmer who for several years bad been selling him wood for $6 a cord. “Tbis year,” says Senator Palmer, “be came to me with a load, and I told him that I did not want it. Ho offered it at $2 a cord. I still refused, and he wanted to know why I would not take it at $2. I told him I was using soft coal, for which I paid $1.37 a ton. ‘Gosh!’ be exclaimed, ‘I heard you was trying to demonetize silver, but now you're trying to defuel ize wood. ’ ”_ Wealth Statistic*. In 1850 the total wealth of this coun try was $7,186,000,000, about $308 per capita; in 1860 it bad raised to $18, 160,000,000, or about$514 per head; In 1870 it was $30,069,000,000, or about $708 per head; in 1880 it had risen to $43,642,000,000, or $S70 per bead, and in 1890 to $62,000,000,000, or $1,000 per head. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.