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VO! I MF, s;,.-VOLUME U. NEW SERIES. CHARLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 86,1866. _NO. 84,
Professional ! ards.
TXR (M. RICH ASDfl 0
'} PHYSICIAN a SURGEON.
CKvkitown, Jtftrson 0>unty. W*
April 4. 1>-1
pvg. J. P. STARRY,
rk vUstovn. <***»' W* ,
lB bff ftSSlS prices to the public.
"Sice Sit door to residence, near corner of
ieorgeand Main streets.
i tarj SS
i aMKS M. HANSON. Jr.,
doctor of dental surgery,
Offers his Professional Services to thecitixens
,f Charlestown and vicinity.
Office opposite Parish Building.
»i- K. ALEXANDER.
’ ' ATTORNEY at law,
i harks Town. Jefferson County, W. Va.
\v ’ practice in Jefferson and and adjoining
nt office with Forrest W. Brown in
[;;;;.}i11tr Special attention to collections.
,n. 16. Istfc. __
Jik- M. Mason. Jas M. Mason, Jr.
*1 A SON A MASON.
‘ * ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ir!es Town. Jefferson County, West Va.
Will practice in the various courts.
Careful attention paid to collections.
Office one door west of Carter House.
Jan. 3,1MM.
1> D. GIBSON,
. ^,\||VPV IT T AW
Claries Town, Jefferson County, \V. Va.,
fn, • , - :n the Circuit Courts of West Vir
ginia the Supreme Court of Appeals and the
United States District Court at Martinsburg.
Office i . er A.- ui’-h A Co s drug store.
Jan. 3, Is:*4.
I F. ENGLE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
rlestuien, Jefferson Cbnnty, West Virginia.
practices in the Courts of Jefferson and ad
g counties, in the Supreme Court o<
Virginia, and in the United States Dis
- t'ottrt at Martinsburg. Notary Public in
Office in Lawyer s Row, on George street.
. 1MM
WTM H. TRAVERS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charlestown. Jefferson County. West Virginia,
.Vi practice in the Courts of this County and
In- adjoining Counties.
Office next door to the residence of Mrs. Max
«• and nearly opposite the “Carter House.'
November 23, ls&>.
George Baylor. W nt. L. Wilson.
1 SAYLOR A WILSON,
1>
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
C irfafofc’-i Jefferson Cbnnty, West Virginia,
»Vil attend the Courts of Jefferson and Berke
«ev Comties. and attend to other law business*
in '-ate of West Virginia. Specialatten
turn given to collections.
March 5,1*76.
^ J.C. MOORK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Be: ryviile. Clarke Cbunly, Virginia,
and
Ml.EON MOORE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
'est'twn, Jefferson Cbnnty, West V irginia,
undertake cases jointly in the Courts o
h of *aid Counties.
May 11, 1872.
P'RREJT W. BROWN,
ATTORNEY AT LA l*\
..••mot, Jefferson County, West Virginia,
1- tu caxte* in the different Courtsof W esl
V rg.nia and Maryland. Attention given tc
- and all classes of Claims against th«
U ' Government.
'■#- 'pe' ial attention to Collections.
. It), l'1'!!.
GREEN,
.4 TTORSKY .4 T LA IT,
*■ i, J’fftrson County, BVsl Virginia,
• -e the Courts of Jefferson. Berke
Morgan • iiinties. in the l nited States
' trt at Martin-burg, and in the !su
e < i«;rt of Appeals of West \ irginia
attention to the collection of claims
; - >mpt remittances of the same.
opp._p.ite Court-house.
A g. ri. I»:t0.
I W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith
^ DONALD A BECKWITH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
irlcs-Town. Jefferson Connty, West Va.
pra ' n the Courts of Jefferson
K - -n.I ....IT a Dis
'•>urt a’ Martinsburg and the Court o:
A]; als of West Virginia.
C. W. TAYLOR,
House. N;xn and Fresco Painter
i*AI kr-iianoeu and grainer.
:.ar e«'own, Jeff. Co., W. V».
iruary 4. 1881.
For Sale.
•V i.- - e hot-w. centrally and delightfuly
w : nine rooms, pantry and batli
A large lot with all kinds of choice fruit.
— a> all the modern improvement',
' -tm Heating This property a i
>idence projHtrtv, of Postmaster
■ IV tun. F->r terms, Ac , apply to the
v : 1' ». MRS. T. W. LATIMER.
Tax Notice.
r.u< ' due the Corjtoration of Charles
‘ • W), a discount of ill per cent, will
•1 if paid on or before the 10th day ol
-r. 1' •. I’|M>n those unpaid after Jan
1 i'* interest will be charged.
M. E YOl'NG,
Town Sergeant.
Wanted.
K.^-rv smoker to send us 'even 2-cent stamp;
pav postage, packing. Ac., and we wtl
v of NON-NICOTINE MIDGET Cl
j-VRs. only one box to one address.
Address, LANDIS A CO..
'**>• 20.1885. Shippensburg. Pa.
House for Rent.
ling House on Main street for Kent
Apply to F. L. BELLER.
0GJ0.V Agent.
COACH FACTORY
LIVERY,
Furniture Establishment, &c.
3pU K undersigned haring pa re based the old et'
I tab!:*bed Coath Factory oftbc late Wells J,
awks.in Charlestown, with the riew of enter
ing into tbe
CARRIAGE BUSINESS,
\n allits branches.offersforsale a Urge nutnfcei
of New and Second-hand
Carriages, Buggies, Jaggers,&c.
atthelowestpriccsand upon the mostaccomxo
dating terms.
OLD CARRIAGES TAKEN IS BXCHA SGE
FOR SEW.
All Kinds of Hcpnlr*
done withnoatnessaod dispatch.andsatia.action
guaranteed.
AND CARRIAGES
FOB U1 BE.
Inconnection with the abore I wiiicontin
the LIVERY BUSINESS, and be prepared?
furnish Carriages, Buggies and daggers at the
! shortest notice.
S^Tbeaborebasiness willbe under the sa
perintendenceof Abram Stump.
FURNITURE!
i.. _e r.
• -- ,-• HI’
tare, eomprisiaff
CHAIRS. TABLES{ Rjitn»ionaHdotktr)BED
S TEA DS, MATTR ESSES,
and*!l articles usually foundin a Furniture Es
tablishment.
Old Furniture Repaired.
Ur\ DERTAKING.
1 w’. I i be prepared in ashorttimetogiTe m t
special attention to the bust ness of Undertakiog.
Being a practice mechanic and determined to
give satisfaction, I respectfully solicit a share ol
public patrouage.
LKW1SSTAKRY.
May IJ, 1877.
OLD FAMILY GROCERY
OF
C. I). ELY
ia now located in the
Hooll Kuildin^f. 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 'tock. We have on hand a large
supply of
Queens ware. Glass and
Woode n wa re.
: There is always a supply of Fresh Country
Produce to he found at our store. Thanking
the public for their patronage,
I am respectfully,
June SO, 1801. C. D. EBY.
J. \YM. BROWN. F. B HOOFF.
BROWN&HOOFF,
Pharmacists & Druggists,
T R A P N E I. L B UILDING, COR X E K 0 F M AIX
AN I) OH A KLESSTS..OHARLES
TOWN, WEST VA
Will keep a new and fresh stock ol Drugs and
Medicines. Patent Medicines and
Fancy Goods,
%s J
Such as H.iir, Tooth. Nail. Cloth and Shaving
Brushes, Fine Perfumes, Combs of all kinds,
Toilet Soaps, Powder Puffs and Boxes. Toilet
Bottles, &c. We keep in stock a full line of
Stationery, Stationer's Supplies. Cap and Let
ter Papers, all kinds of Envelopes, \V riting
Tablets, B x Papers, plain and ruled. A line of
Fine Cigars and Tobacco
and Smokers’ Materials. Paints, OiN. Var
nish*' and Painters' Material and Window
j Glass.
PH YSICIA NS’ PRESCRIPTIONS ('A REFP L
I.Y COMPOUNDED BY COMPE
TENT PERSONS.
\ti .ni
Good quality of mince meat for sale by S.
H. Landis.
Buckwheat for sale by S. H. Landis.
Maple syrup, best quality, for sale by S. H.
Landis.
Aunt Maria Pan ake flour—see S. H. Landis.
A gooc chewing tobacco at Ax', per pound
see Landis's.
Itclle of North Carolina tobacco only 33c
|h.t pound—see Landis's.
Dit-s goods, all kinds, at Landis's.
Blankets comforts, flannels, outings Ac.,
cheap, at 3. 11. Landis's.
Country produce taken in exchange for
goods at Landis’s.
Men's boy- and children's gloves and mitts,
cheap—see Landis's.
My stxk of glass and nueensware complete
and low-priced, at C. D. EBY 3. HootT build g.
Pride of Virginia. Pride Union, Pax and
other leading brands of sne king tobacco in
stock at C. 1>. EBY’S, Hoofl building.
Worcester Sauce. Catsup, Horse Radish,
(jueen Olives. Olive Oil. Potted Ham and
Tongue, Sardines, Lobster and Salmon atC. 1).
EBY S, also Stoneware all sizes from pint to
eight-gallon in size.
New Prunes, Evaporated Apples and Apri
cots. and Macaroni, Cheese and Colonial Flour
at C, I>. EBY 3, Hoofl building.
Full line Laundry and ToiletSoap, cheap, G.
A. and Fine ^alt by the sack, cheap, at C. D.
EBY 3, Hooff building.
Pure Mountain Buckwheat Flour. Francis
H Leggett A Co.'s Mocha and Java Coffee 359.
a pound, nr C. 1*. EBY’S, Hooff building.
To Owners of Stock.
All owners of Horses. Cows, Hogs. Goats
or other live stxk within the Corporation ol
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 enforces!.
GUSTAV BROWN.
June -V. May'
Notice.
All part it - having insurance in our Agencj
and making a change in their residence, am
also all pr. perty owners having vacant build
ings will please advise us promptly, so ttia
\\NDER 1
WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER.
i April 3
“Mothers' Friend”
Cures
Rising
I have been a midwife for many
years, and in each case where" MOTH
ERS FRIEND" was used it accomplished won
ders end shortened labor and lessened pain, it
is the best remedy for RISING OF THE
BREAST known, and worth the price
for that aione.
Mrs. M. M. Brewster, Montgomery, Ala.
Sent by Express or mail, on receipt of price,
$1-00 per bottic. Book “To Mothers" mailed
free.
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta. Ga.
SOU) BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
THE MILD POWER CUREa
HUMPHREYS’
and carefully prepared Remedies, used for years
tn private practice and for over thirty years by
the peoplo with entire success Every single
Specific a special cure for the dkease named,
so. srrrme for raict*.
1— Fevers, Congestions, Irfiammatlons. ,25
2— Worms, Worm Fever, Worm t'olic... ,25
3 -Teething; Colic, Crying, Wakefulness .25
4— Diarrhea, of Children or Adults .25
5— Dysentery,Griping, Bilious Colic..., .25
i 6—Cholera MorbuM, Vomiting.. .25
7— Cough**, Colds, Bronchitis.... .25
8— Neuralgia, Toothache. Faceacho.... ,25
•>— Headaches, Sick Hcadacho,Vertigo. ,25
10- Dyspepsia. Biliousness. Constipation .25
11— Suppressed or Painful Periods. ,25
12— White*. Too rrofuso l’crlods.25
13- Croup. Laryngitis, Boorscncss.25
1 l—Salt Kheuiu, Erysipelas, Eruptions. .25
15—Ulieuinatisiii.or Rheumatic Bains.. .25
Hi— Mtilarin. Chills, Fever and Ague.... .25
17—Files,Blind crBlccding.25
IS-Ophthnluty, SoroorWeakF.vcs..25
19— Catarrh, Influenza. Cold in the Read .25
20— Wboopiag Cough. .25
21— Anthma, Oppres.-s.-d Breathing.25
22— Eur Discharges. Impaired Hearing .25
23— Scrofula, Enlarged Glands, Swelling .25
21-General Debility, Fliytk a 1 Weakness .25
25—Drop-»v» and Scanty Secretions.25
2ti-Sra4»lckness, Sickness from Elding .25
27—Kidney Diseases. «85
2H-Nervom* Debility.1.00
2»-f*ore Mouth, or Canker. .25
30- Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed. .25
31- Paltiful Periods .25
32- Disensesoflhe Heart.Balpltatlonl .00
33- Epilepsy,Spasms. St. Vitus*Dance...1.00
34- Diphtheria, UlceratedS--.roThroat., .25
3,}—Chronic Congont ions & Eruptions. .23
“77"DR- "““sSI'rosGRlP^B5.
rut up In small bottles of pleasant pellets. Just
tits your vest pocket.
Seta by Druggists, cr seat po«t-r«ll on receipt of prt;*
l>» Ui Mi u»K». Manual ,Kn.»rsMJt BcviAC<l,J UMiedirco
IllXI'llUtS* W».C(h,mAlia William Sb,KEWlOttK
S P EC1FICS.
—— ■ uw—arroM^mMsaunp
HUMPHREYS’
WITCH HAZEL OIL
-THE FILE OINTMENT."
For Tiles— External orlntemal. Blind or Bleeding;
V i.tulvln Ail--: 1 telling or Bleeding of the Rectum.
The re lief l» immediate—the euro certain.
TRICE, 50 CTS. TRIAL SIZE. 25 CITS.
Ocitl \>j DruffftatS,or *cot pc»t-;-4ltl on receipt of priBOb
IK ^1‘llLi V ' II u. I tb« I i 1 A. Kl K • ■. . 1 V., V .» \urh.
Jno. A. Washington. R. W. Alexander.
Washington & Alexander,
Insuraneo Agency.
Office Gibson Building. Chtrles Town, W. Ya.
Representing the following Companies :
The old and reliable
KTNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
of Hartford, Conn..
Giving the best results to policy holders, and
which lias a larger amount of policies in
Jefferson County than all other Life
insurance Companies together.
Liverpool A London ifc Globe, of England,
Manchester Fire Assurance Co., of Eng
land, Scottish Union and National, of
Scotland, and the Royal Insurance
Co., of Liverpool, the largest
foreign Companies doing
business in America.
KTNA. OF HARTFORD,
’ The largest and most popular Fire Insurance
Company in America.
Peabody, of Wheeling, W. \ a.
Jefferson, of Wheeling.
German Fire, of Wheeling.
Fire and Marine, of Wheeling.
Phoenix, of Hartford.
Virginia Fire and Marine, of Richmond, Ya.
Georgia Home, of Columbus, Ga.
Fire Association, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Continental, of New York.
Merchants' Insurance Co., of Newark, N. J.
JEFFERSON COUNTY MUTUAL FIRE IN
SURANCE COMPANY.
All lasses promptly adjusted and paid at our
office.
Agents:
J. IS. FLEMING, ShepherdstowD, \V. Ya.
CHAS. H. TRAIL, Harper’s Ferry, W. Ya.
A sworn statement of the conditions of all
Foreign Insurance Companies represented in
this Agency will be found at the Clerk's Office,
in compliance with the State laws.
\\'e solicit a continuance of your patronage,
Respectfully,
WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER.
February 13, 1895.
The Jefferson Co. Mutual
Fire Insurance Company.
ESTABLISHED 1878.
JOHN A. WASHINGTON, Secretary.
Office. Gibsou Building. Court-House yard
Charlestown.
OFFERS to the people of Jefferson County
Insurance in a sale Company at theactua
cost of insurance, which is much cheaper that
the rates usually charged, and keeps the monej
at home. Good risks from responsible parties
are invited.
Executive Committee ineetsevery Friday.
Directors—Jos. Trapnell, Henry B. Dayen
port, J. Garland Hurst. John W . Rider. \\ . H
T. Lewis. R. Preston Chew. Wnt, L. \\ llson
Eugene Baker. S. W. Washington, H. L.Snyde:
William C. Fraxier, John H. Zittle, Jacob S
Melvin. E. G. W. Herr, tsaac H. Strider.
ISAAC H. STRIDER.President
H. B. DAVENPORT.Treasurer
Executive Committee—J. G. Hurst. \\ m
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—NN ashing
ton A Alexander. _
MOUNTAIN STATE
Parkersburg, w. va.
Onlv ('■ 11 • w>■ in the State. Give* the Com
mercial, lYniuanship, shorthand amt Typewriting
Course*. No Vacation. Graduate* Successful.
Boarding in clubs Sg.i*' per week, t atalogue sent
on request. Address A. G. SINE* I’ulsipent.
POETRY.
A Washington's Birthday Thought.
‘I wisht I'd been George Washington," said
Jimmieboy one day,
“He hail much finer chances than have ever
come my way.
He had front seats at all parades, and when he
came to fight
He always wore a uniform just simply out o'
sight.
“There never was a battle anywhere about the
land
When he was not rich up in front or just be
hind the bund;
And in his day a boy that wished to fight an
Indian red
Could get ’im without goin' West, sometimes
’longside his bed.
“Nowadays there isn’t any show for boys that
want to fight,
They have to go to school all day. and stay in
doois at night,
There aren't anything but strikes and trolley
wars to-day.
And being brave us brave can be don't hardly
seetu to pay.
“A man could fight a striker from inside a
trolley car
Aiattrnvi.lv nan linn nml vi>t not TtOIiulur.
Enough to be elected 'luongst the local magis
trates.
Much less to be the President of these United
States.
“And so, as I have said before, I wish that I'd
been lie,
Because Uc got tho chances that will never
come to me.
i The only consolation that comes just now in
my head,
Is that I’m very much alive, while Washing
ton is dead." —Harper * Bazar.
Virginia ifrer fvtss.
,i W. O XL LA HER, JBditor.
■'K-i rh-t ti»u'7i..IefleeHon County, trenf Fa.
perms—$2.00 Per .4muon fu Advance.
February 20. ISOO.
..
SOLD FOB A SILK RAG.
It was New Year’s eve at one of the
gay military stations of the Central prov
inces, India. The ball, given by the of
ficers of the 12th, was in full swing. The
large dining room of the mess bungalow
had been turned out and decorated as a
ball room.
Supper was laid in a tent hard by ; and
now, at ll:4o o’clock, the guests were as
sembling round the well supplied tables.
The 12th always did tilings well but
to-night they surpassed themselves, for the
general of the division was present. He
was a favorite with them all, and they
delighted to do him honor, tie very
rarely gave them the benefit of his com
pany in holiday time; but this was a
special occasion; necessity had obliged
him to make a tour of inspection at this
season.
“Isn’t it rather rash of us choosing this
night of all others for keeping late hours?"
whispered a pretty girl to her partner, as
she drew ofl her long white gloves pre
paratory to lasting the savory mock tur
tle.
“It won’t matter for once in a way,” he
replied ; “you need not get up till you
please."
“Indeed! And do you suppose for a
moment that I could let our regiment
parade on New Year’s morning without
being present ? \ ou must have a poor
opinion of my esprit de corps! Of course
I shall get up, Six o’clock, isn’t it ?"
“A quarter past.”
The handsome young fellow by her side
looked down into her eyes, and whispered
something which brought the color to her
cheeks. His manner, too, was suggestive
of happy appropriation ; and a stranger
would have LMiessed at the existence of ft
stronger bond between the two than
friendship.
They were not engaged, though tiiey
were both desperately in love with each
other. Alas! the course of true love did
not run smooth in their case; u stern
father barred the road to bliss, and caus
ed poor Aimee many heartaches and
tears.
But (’apt. Hamilton was an audacious
lover. Such a trifle as the- opposition of
1 a stern parent troubled his mind but lit
tic. Truth to tell it rather added to the
zest of his courtship. Even at this mo
ment the eyes of the unsympathetic col
ouel was upon the young couple with
strong disapproval.
The murmur of voices round the sup
per table increased. I nder cover of the
noise Aimee said :
“I wish you wouldn’t talk like that;
you kuow it is of no use.”
“I know nothing of the sort,” he quick
ly replied. “Did you ever meet a soldiei
who was frightened off the field in love oi
war? Your father will not be able to sub
due me with a stare.”
“He is looking so annoyed."
“My little darling, you need uot be sc
alarmed. Ent a good supper and drink
; your champagne ; then you will be bettei
prepared to li eu to all I have to say to
night—and I Vve a great deal to sav,’
. he concluded impressively.
She gave him a quick apprehensive
j glance.
: ~ “Oh ! George !'" she protested.
“You heard the good news this morn
ing that I have got my step? Here tn
some of this pate de-foi-gas n*p?c ; it look
uncommonly good.”
Children Cry foi
Pitcher’s Castoria*
He helped her a9 he spoke. He was a
most self-possessed young man, this Capt.
Hamilton, quite capable of makiug a good
supper and love at the same time.
“Yes, I was told, and I am very glad.
I congratulate you. It will compensate
a little for your having left the regiment
to go into the staff corps. I wonder why
father hates the staff corps so.”
“Because it robs him of his most prom
ising youngsters. How bitterly opposed
he was to my going, and all because he
! thought that iu the far, far distance I
might make a good adjutant to the regi
ment. I have been an adjutant of the 50th
N. I. fur the last two years ; and now I
have got my step.”
“Yes; I suppose that in a pecuniary
; way you have done well;” and she sigh*
I ed.
He lowered his voice aud said impres
| pressively.
“Aimee. 1 can afford to keen a wife
DOW.”
But the girl looked distressed at his
words, and the suspicion of u tear dimpled
her eye.
“Oh, George, my father will never give
his consent. You know that he never
win.”
“He shall give his consent—1 intend to
make him. See it I don t, you poor
frightened little darling! I)o you think
that stern lathers are never conquered ?
Only you must have patience. Here,
have S"iue more champagne and some ol
this trifle. There’s nothing like a good
meal to build up one’s courage. Hallo !
what are they doing now ? Oh ! 12 o’clock
is it ? Silence for the C. O. and the gen
eral. ’’
Glasses were filled ; short speeches were
made and the gong tolled out the hour,
then each turned to his neighbor, and
good wishes were exchanged. The babel
of voices commeuced with the ushering in
of the New Year.
Very shortly afterward Capt. Hamilton
was piloting his companion from the tent
to a dimly lighted little anteroom. There,
wholly h dden by a large group of cro
tons, he had his say.
His love making like his soldiering,
was untainted by timidity or faintheart
edness. It was useless for Aimee to
doubt or fear : lie would listen to nothing.
Unable to resist his pleadings, she caught
something of his hope and enthusiasm,and
gave herself up to the enjoyment of the
hour.
“A Iasi kiss, and then one turn around
the room before that waltz finishes,” said
George, with a happy sigh.
But it was not to he. Gentle Mrs.
Baring approached her daughter with a
troubled face.
“Oh, Aimee! I have been looking for
you everywhere. \ our father says that
we must go home. He has managed to
! take cold, and is already quite choking.
It is so trying, because he must be on pa
rade to morrow mornin?. The general
will be there, and he ca .not get off it.”
Col. Baring, who commanded the 124th,
was not a man to shirk his duty. His
only anxiety now was to get home and
apply the u?ual remedies, in the earnest
hope that the troublesome ailment might'
he staved off. He was annoyed that the
necessity had arisen for turning his back
t- "...i _..u
have seen the hall oui. He was also an
noyed with the attentions (’apt. Hamilton
had shown his daughter at supper ; and
the offence was aggravated by the di-ap
pearance ol the young couple immediately
afterward. This, together with his em
bryo cold, conduced to had temper, aud
made the drive home anything hut pleas
ant for wife aud daughter. He did not
dislike (.'apt. Hamilton personally. On
the contrary, the colonel recognized in
him an unusually smart soldier; hut he
loathed lhe Indian .Staff Corps. Its high
er pay and richer plums lured the young
subalterns from the Queen's regiments;
aud, in his time, he had seen at least a
dozen youngters go from the 124th alone.
They had no business, in his opinion, to
leave the regiment. It was only debt or
love which made them do it. Why
couldn’t the staff corps be properly re
cruited without having to steal men from |
British regiments, just as they were be
ginning to know their work ?
Poor Airnee had to listen t<»a tirade on
the subject as they drove home to their
bungalow. She knew only too well what
it all meant, and unsupported by her
lover, she was thrown hack into the old
despair. How could George overcome
such prejudice? It would lie impossible.
She knew her father better than he did.
It would need nothing short of a miracle
to accomplish it.
Col. Baring put his feet iu hot mustard
aud water and tried all tbf well known
old household remedies, so fraudulent,
■ futile in most cases. The sleepy servants
- were roused from their warm blankets and
i sent flying in different directions, one for
hot water, auother for the whiskey bottle,
Children Cry for
Pitcher’s Castoria.
a third for the traveling rug?, a fourth
for sweet spirits of nitre.
Iu their anxiety to please the somewhat
imperious master they brought remedies
enough to have treated a whole company
of men with influenza.
Mrs. Baring ami Aimee ministered pa
tiently and gently to their wheezing pa
tient, until—fortunately for ail parties
concerned—he fell asleep among his blan
kets and was at peace ; at peace, except
for the portentous snore that shook his
frame.
Very early in the morning, before it
was light, the ayah crept at the door of
the bed-room with the tea trav.
“I am afraid your master is no better;
bis breathing is very thick,” said Mrs.
Baring in answer to the ayah's inquiring
look ; “however, he must go on parade. I
hone his uniform is laid out leadv. ami
tell the butler to see that the horse is sail
died in good time.”
Mrs. Baring returned to the bid ide
and found her husband awake, lie was
already firing off his feu dejoie on proc
lamation morning in a volley of sneeze*.
“Oil! con foil ltd this cold ! Get me out
some old, soft silk handkerchiefs. I feel
as if rny head would burst,'' he cried us
soon as he could speak.
Dressing this morning was no easy mat
ter. Never had a man a worse or more
weeping cold. Every now and again a
lit of sneezing held him speechless in its
grip. It was with the greatest difficulty
that In* got himself into his uniform,
drank his tea and buckled on his sword.
He was convinced in spile of all hi* wit
could sav to the contrary, that he was
late. He bustled out of the house, mount
ed his charger and galloped to the parade
ground.
The English troops were drawn up in
line on tlie opposite side, and on their left
the native regiments were in position.—
All was ready for the eagle eye of the
general.
Col. Baring pulled up as he reached
the ground. The general had not yet ar
rived. It was a relief and a respite, for
it would give him time to blow that
much affected nose of his once more.—
The morning air was sharp, for the sun
was only just touching the horizon, and
—confound it all ! here was another fit
of sneezing coming on !
Where was his handkerchief? Now,
where had he put it in the bustle of dress
ing? He felt in the cuff of each sleeve —
It was not there. He stuck his fingers in
the breast of his tunic; of course it was
not there. He looked around at his horse
keeper. No, he did not remember hav
ing given it to him to hold.
Horror of horrors! he had come with
out it! What was he to do?
The knowledge that he had no hand
kerchief seemed to increase his cold, bail
as it already was. Ttie sneezing became
more frequent, and dash it all, hi* now
began to run!
What would the general say? Neve
did there exist a sharper eye for appear
ance than bis. The slightest speck would
be detected, and the scarlet uniform
would show every spot.
It was most distressing, absurd thougl
it may seem. Each moment the value ol
handkerchiefs arose in bis eyes. I here
is no telling what sum he would not hav<
given for one at that moment. His eyei
were affected now, and the landscape wai
blurred by his influenza»brcd tears.
He was rifling slowly past the 70lh N
I. to get to bis men ; lie would have tc
pass all the Seapoys, and he saw Colone
Smythe at the head of the regiment will
two or three of his officer-. He rode ti[
to him.
“Can you lend me such a thing as :
handkerchief?” lie asked in most coucil
iatory tones. “I have come without mine
and I have got the most infernal cold ii
my head.”
Col. Sinytne looked a little surprised a
such a strange request.
“I have only one, my dear fellow; ant
as 1 have a slight cold also, I reall;
daren't part with it. Have you one, Ma
jor?” he said turning to a fellow officer
‘ Very sorry; I haven't one to spare.'
Col. Baring’s dislike to the stall' corp
was well known, and none of the met
asked felt inclined to make a sacrifice or
his behalf. And it would have been s
sacrifice to have parted with one’s onlj
handkerchief on such a cold morning.
Another and yet another officer wa
asked, but with no better success.
In the distance the general might b<
seen approaching, it was time—hand
kerchiefs or no handkerchief—that Col
Baring took up his position, fur it was t<
him that the general would first come.
Disheartened by his want of tucces
arid distressed by his constant sneezing, h<
was passing the 50th without a word, i
familiar voice at his elbow cried :
‘ Good morning, colonel. A happy Nev
Year to you ! How is your cold ?”
“Ob, Hamilton, is that you? Thank.
I'm not at all well. I think I mu*t hav
the real thing—the real iufluenzt this tinu
I don’t know when I've felt so bad; am
worse luck, I've forgotten my pocket band
derchiof. I suppose you couldn’t lend me
such a thing ?”
There was not much hope in the words as
he uttered them He hail been very short
and ungracious with the young man over
night, even though he was his guest. It
was hardly likely that he would feel very
good naturedlv disposed toward him this
morning.
“I can’t exactly give it to you, for I have
only one. Hut I tell you what I’ll do I’ll
share it with you.”
And Capt, Hamilton drew out ol hia
sleeve a large soft comforting silk handker
chief, the very sight of which was soothing
11 the afflicted n:an.
“Here! be quick; catch hold.” And the
smart young adjutant reined his horse close
up to Col. Haring’s side.
He drew his sword, and, ns the colonel
clutched the coveted article, he sliced it in
two, leaving by far the larger share in the
band* of the grateful man.
i “My good fellow, how wbull I ever thank
jOn?’’ he cried, in between terrific front*
; pet like b'ast*.
‘ Ask me to breakfast this morning,” re
turn! d George, with unbounded assurance.
Tfce colonel eyed him for a moment, blew
his nose, again, and nipped the last dislo
I eated .-neeza in its bud.
“You cheeky young dog! I know what
you mean and what I let myself ill for when
I say yea. You may come and you may
think yourself lucky to have won her so eas
ily.”
fie galloped off, and as he went he said
| to himself: •
“lie’s a smart young fellow, that. A
man of such resource# must come to the foro
H iinier or later. Not another in the field—
including myself and the general —would
have thought of halving a pocket handker
chief, and with Ilia sword too I Yes, yea, I
■hau't be far wrong, though it is uot exactly
what I wished f.»r Aiince. I’ity he belong#
to that confounded old staff corps. Why
couldn't he have stuck to the regiment ?”
The review passed off well. The general
was pleased to compliment Col. (taring on
his men, and he also had a few words of
praise to bestow on the adjutant ol the&Oth.
Aimee rode on the field in time to see the
! march past.
When the la-t volley had been fired and
the business of the morning was finished,
Capt. Hamilton managed to get a few words
1 with her.
They shook hands ami exchanged the us
ual New Year greetings.
“Oil, you need not Iot»k at your fathei]in
that terrified fashion. He has given his
consent, and I am invited to breakfast.”
She gavo him a startled glance, and then
turned away incredulous.
"Don't teaze me, George. You know I
can’t bear it.” And her lip actually trem
bled. ’ •
"My darling, I’in not teasing you. It is
perfectly true. It was a bargain. Your fa
ther sold you to me this morning just before
the general came.”
"Sold mo 1’
She began to think he had taken leave of
his senses.
"Yes, sold you for a silk rag—for half a
pocket handkerchief. See, here ia the other
half,” aud he pulled the remuant out of his
sleeve.
Her troubled face cleared a little, but
allowed no signs of enlightenment.
"I must go now,” he exclaimed. "I'll
tell you all about it if you will invite me
into that snog little morning room of yours
alter breakfast.” And with a happy amilo
he trotted back to his post, for the men were
nroi.ririnir tn march to their lines
When George wants to tease his wife now
lie tells her she isn’t worth much for she
11 was “Sold for a Silk Rag."—London Society.
BABY’S COHINO.
Nature intended that
^ every woman should
1/ look forward to the com*
in^r of her baby with joy
and hope, unclouded by
anxiety. Almost pain
less parturition is quite
the usual tiling among
1 uncivilised people.
Even in our own country
it occasionally happens
with women in robust
health and good condi
tion It ought to be the
rule instead of the exemp
tion ; and it is a fact that
a very large proport ior
of the usual pain and suf
fering may be avoided by
looking after the mother's general health
and specially strengthening the particular
organs concerned in parturition.
Many mot liers have been brought through
the trying time almost painlessly by the aid
j of Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription. It
prepares the system for delivery by im
i parting the org inic strength and elasticity
which the mother specially needs; shortens
1 the time of labor and of confinement; pro
motes the secretion of abundant nourish
ment for the child and fortifies the entire
’ constitution against the after period of de
pression and weakness. It’s use should
Begin in the early months of gestation—the
earlier the better.
Mrs Fred Hi nt,of (iUnrtllt.SrhrnfrtadyCo.,
y. Y.. says: '* I read about Dr Pierce s Favorite
Prescription being so good for a woman with
i child, so I got two bottles last September, and
December i ;th. I had a twelve pound baby girl.
When I wa» confined 1 was not sick in any war
I did not suffer any pain, and when the child
was born 1 walked into an'Shtr room and went
to bed. I never had an after pain or any other
> pain. This i* the eighth chifd and the largest
of them all I suffered everything that flesh
could suffer with the other babies. I always had
a doctor and then he could not help me very
i much, but this time my mother and my husband
were alone with me. My baby was only seven
i days old when I got up and dresaed and lerl my
room and stayed up all day ”
qJ'/IZcA
Jayne's Expectorant, Balsam, WildCber
, ry, I’iso's Cure, Fahrney’s Cough Syrup,
i Red Gum Tablets, rimith Bros.’ Cough
. Drops, all the best remedies for coughs aud
i colds at Brown At Hooff’s drug store.

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