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^Ll-.ME 85.—VOLUME 31. NEW SERIES. professional Cards. * C.T RICHARDSON, 1 pHYSlCl.tX * SURGEON, ^jjjfrr- >/**" (W», r«< F^mvi j^pril 4.1W4. _ _J ■ X j» j. 0. $TARK\, CWunry. f'* ****** , "“TresumrfA# P^** f Median*, of ;:: isMomI services to the public, next door to residence, near comer of ieonre and Main street.. January 22, I**®- __ JAMES M. RANSON, Jr., doctor of dental SURGERY. Offer* hia Professional Services to thecitixens if C.'iarlwstown and T,c,nl|^;ld Office opposite Parish Building. April 11, » > .»r r, ALEXANDER, ’’ * ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson County. W. Va. W practice in Jefferson and ami adjoining Office with Forrest W. Brown in Building- SjhmsI attention to collections. 'jam 1®. ISBS. M. Mason. las. M. Msson, Jr. a j aSON a mason, * * attorneys at law. Town. Jefferson County, West Va . Will practice in the various courts. Careful attention paid to collections. ,,flee one door west of Carter House. .an. 3.1*M. i) p. GIBSON, *** ATTORNEY at law, :iar!r* Town. Jefferson County, W. Va., •he Circuit Courts of WM Vir - v the Supreme Court of Appeals and the •*,] <ta e» District Court at Martinsburg. Office over Aisquith A Co‘s drug store. Jan. X 1*G. __ i F ENGI.E, ATTORNEY AT LAW. ,. *». «■'». Jeferron County, Wert Virginia. Practice' n the Courts of Jefferson and ad o n nj counties, in the Supreme Court of West Virginia, and in the United States Dis ‘nct Court at Martinsburg. Notary Public in i9ce Oflein Lawyer's Row, on George street. Jaa X ISM ’ |IfK H. TRAVERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, triestowa. Jefriton County. WVat Virginia, fill practice in the Courts of thisCounty and he adjoining Counties. iffice nett doortothe residence of Mrs. Max eell. and nearly opposite the'M’arter House. November At, i- Wm. It. Wilson. n AY LOR A WILSON, ATTOR.VEFS AT LAW, CftviertOH-i Jeferron County, Wert Virginia, Witt attend tie Courts of Jefferson and lierke *>• I’ounties. and attend to other law business atheState of West Virginia. Special atten .ou given to collections. March 5, 1»76. C f. C. MOORE. ATTORSET AT LAW, BarrytiU*. Clorka County, Virginia, and MLEON MOORE, ATTORVEr 4T LAW, ?\.irleatown, Jeferron County. Wert Virginia, ViU undertake cases jointly in the Court* of v>th of said Counties. May U, 1US pORREST W. BROWN, .4 TTORSEY A T LA W. \urletiown, Jeferron County, Wert Virginia. A'.’«nds to ca'cs in the different CourtsofAA est A' *ginia and Maryland. Attention given to Pensions and all classes of Claims against the T S. Government. .*•* Special attention to Collections. Jar.. 10. 1S«S. Tt C. GREEN. ATTORSEY AT LAW. '*4tletio\rn, Jeferron County, Weat I irginia, * practice in theCourts of Jefferson, Berke •r and Morgan counties, in the United States a:- -. Court at Martinsburg. and in the Su. .■•me Court of Appeals of AVest A irginia. *r« a! attention to the collection of claims, » i prompt remittances of the same, opposite Conrt-honse. •Vue. liW. A W. McDonald. Frank Beckwith. >»N vi.D A BECKWITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAAV. t- •• Town. Jefferson County. A\ est \ a '• . practice in the Court* of Jefferson, “'"k'.ry an-1 Morgan counties. the lT. 8. Dis ■' jurist Martinaburg attd the t ourt of Appeals of West Virginia. Mar 1SU2. C. W. TAYLOR. H 'tise. Sign and Fresco Painter asp f’APRR-H ANOER AN D GB AINER. Charlestown. Jeff. Co.. W. Va. February 4. l«r*l. For Sale. A !*• raMe house, centrally and deligh'fuly r*'ed, with nine rooms, pantry and bath A large lot with all kinds of choice fruit, e oust has all the modern improvements. g Steam Heating. This property ad ’ t e residence property, of Postmaster -*•* Wilson. For terms. Ac , apply to the ers gned. Mar l ltec. MRS T. W. LAT1MKR. Tax Notice. iaaes due the Corporation of Charles T b * 1* n, a discount of 21 per cent. Will *•1 if paid on or before the 10th day of er l'lVj I'pon those unpaid after Jan ft Is.** interest will be charge*!. M E YOUNG, Town Sergeant. Wanted. smoker to'eml us seveu Jcent stamps ' 1’ P»y postage, packing. Ac., ami we will , o box of NON NICOTINE MIDGET CI "nly one box to one address. Address. LANDIS A CO.. " -1*®5. Shippensburg. Fa. House for Rent. ■hug House on Main street for Rent. On K ' HKl.I.ER, Agent. COACH FACTORY LIVEHY, Furniture Establishment, &c. 3nUE undersigned having pare based the old es [ tablished Coach Faotory oftbe late Wells J. awk.t,ia Charlestown, with the view of enter ing into the CAH III AGE BUH1NES8, in allits branebea. offers forsale a large number of New and Second-hand Carriages, Buggies, J aggers, &e. at the low eat prices and upon the mast accommo dating terms. OLD CARRIAGES TAKES IS HXCHASQK TOR SEW. All Kinds of lt< pair* dona with neatness and dispatch, and satisfaction guaranteed. KZEZZS AND CARRIAGES Fob mr.*. Inconnection with the above 1 willcontin^ the LIVERY BUSINESS, and be prepared furnish Carriages, Buggies and .’aggersat the shortest notice. tw^.Theaborebusiness willbe under the su perintendence of Abram Stump. furnTtuee I I also offer to the public alarge lot of Furni ture, comprising CHAIRS. TA B L ES l E.etmtionaniintk.. \ a r n STEADS, MATTRESSES, and a! 1 article* usually found in a Furniture Es- ; tnbliahment. Old Furniture Repaired. , UNDERTAKING. I wi i 1 be prepared in a short time to gire my specia.attention to the business of Undertaking. | Being * practical mechanic sod determined to give satisfaction, I respectfully solicit n share of pobiic patronage. LEWIS STARRY. May 1J. 1877. OLD FAMILY GROCERY OK C. IX EBY ! is now located in the Mooli Building, Opposite Carter Mouse, where very thing usually found in a FAMILY GROCERY i* supplied at moderate prices. Fresh goods are being constantly received, and nothing stale in the stock. We have on band a large supply of (^ueensware, Glass and Wooden wa re. There is always a supply of Fresh Country Produce to be found at our store. Thanking the public for their patronage. 1 am respect ful l v, June .0, 1804. ' C. l>. EBY. J. WM. BROWN. F. B. 1IOOFF. ! BROWN & IKK IFF. Pharmacists & Druggists, TRAPS KI.I. BUILDING, CO RN ER OF M AIN A S D C H A R L ES STS.. C H A R L ES TOWN, WEST YA Will keei) a new and fre>h stock of Drugs and Medicine*, Patent Medicines and Fancy Goods, Such as Hair, Tooth, Nail. Cloth and Shaving j Bru.she-s. Fine Perfumes, Combs of all kinds, Toilet Soaps, Powder PutTs and Boxes, Toilet 1 Bottles Ac. We keep in stock a full line of I Stationery, Stationer's Supplies, Cap and Let ter Paper-, all kinds of Envelope)-, Writing ! Tablets Box Papers, plain and rule-1. A line of I Fine Cigars and Tobacco and Suckers' Materials. Paints. Oils, Var nishes and. Painters Material ami Window : Glass. PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFUL LY 01 IMPOUNDED BY COMPE TENT PERSONS. March «, 1«!»3. Good jua'ity "f tnince meat for sale bv S. I H. Land!-. Buckw heat for sale by S. H. Landis. Maple syrup, best quality, for sale by . H. Landis. Aunt Maria Pancake flour—see S. H. Landis. A gone chewing tobacco at 25c. per pound— ice Landis’s. Belle of North Carolina tobacco only 35c. per pound—see Landis's. Dress good*, all kinds, at Landis's. Blankets, comforts, flannels, outings, Ac., cheap, at S. II. Landis's. Country produce taken in exchange for goods at Landis's. Men’s boys' and children's gloves and mitts, cheap—see lawdis’s. My stock of glass and aueensware complete and low priced, at C. D. EBY’S, Hooff build'g. Pride of Virginia. Pride Union, Pax and i other leading brands of sm king tobacco in stock at C. D. EBY' S, Hooff building. Worcester Sauce, Catsup, Horse Radish, Queen Olives, Olive Oil, Potted Ham and Tongue. Sardines, Lobster and Salmon atC. D. EBY'S, also Stoneware all sizes from pint to eight-gallon in -ize. New Prunes. Evaporated Apples anil’ Apri I cots, and Macaroni, Cheese and Colonial Flour at C. D. EBY'S. HootT building. Full line Laundry and ToiletSoap, cheap, O. A. and Fine Salt by the sack, cheap, at C. D. EBY’S, Hooff building. Pure Mountain Buckwheat Flour. Francis H I egeett A Co.’s Mocha and Java Coffee 3X>. a pound, at C. 1*. EBY'S, Hooff building. To Owners of Stock. All owners of Horses, Cows. Hogs. Goats or other live stock within the Corporation of Charle> Town are hereby notified to keep the same from roaming at large within the cor porate limits, as the law in regard thereto will be strictlv enforced. _ GUSTAV BROWN, June B 1SB4 Mayor. Notice. All parties having insurance in our Agency and making a change in their residence, and al'Hj all property owners having vacant build ings will please advise us promptly, so that proper alterations may he ronde in ‘heir poli , cies WASHINGTON A ALEXANDER. I April 3 His Lip Gone. M. M. Nicholson, who lives at the corner of Curran and Anderson Sts., At lanta, Ga., had a cancer for years. It first appeared on his lip and resem bled a fever blister, but spread rapidly and soon began to destroy the flesh. His father and uncle had died from Cancer, and he sought the best medical aid in different cities, but it seemed im possible to check the disease. Several operations were performed but the can ter always returned. This continued j A>r years until the partition in his nose and his entire up- . per lip were eaten away. All treat ment having proved , futile, he looked j upon death as the ' only relief. “Some one re- ! commended S.S.S.” ; e says, “and few bottles afford some relief; thus encouraged I con tinued it, and it was not long be fore the progress of the disease seem ed checked. I persevered in its , use, and remarkable as it may seem, I am completely cured, and feel like I have new life. S.S.S. is the most re markable remedy in the world, and everyone will agree that the cure was a A Real Blood Remedy. Cancer is in the blood and it is folly to expect an operation to cure it. S.S.S. (guaranteed purely vegetable) is n real remedy for every disease of the blood. Books mailed free; address Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. L. A. W. Call to see me at the Lock Building. Main St., Charles Town, W. Va., and examine the WAVEllLEY - BICYCLE, the best high grade wheel on the market. Also the LOVELL DIAMOND, and other makea. Repairing a Specialty. Any work left with me will receive prompt attention and at living prices. A lull line of repairs al wavs on hand. 1 keep on hand a full line of Caps and Sweaters. Bicycle suits made to order at very low prices .1. EUGENE WEST. June 10. 1896. TO THE PUBLIC. Having secured the Agency for the following Wheels: Iroquois, Mohawk, Clinton. Harvard Chain less, —I have opened the way by which buyers can secure first-class goods on a moderate price.— These wheels are backed by years of experi ence and capital, and their merits need no comment. Fully guaranteed by ihe makers, and if found defective in material or work manship will be replaced free of charge. A call will convince the most skeptic that goods arc right and prices within reach of all. O. R. GOETZ, June 10, I89*i. Agent. REAMERS HOWARD HOUSE Howard and Baltimore Streets, Baltimore, Md. To niv old Patrons and the Traveling Public: Having had a very liberal share of the pub lic patronage during the past five years 1 felt encouraged to re-lease the Howard House for a term of years, and have at great expense refurnished and refitted the hotel from top to bottom. Am better prepared than ever to acconymo date the public. My aim will be to give first cl»s> Memmiinxlutinns at SJ UO tier dav. C'oun try Merchant* and Commercial Travelers will iind it the most centrally located hotel in the citv. Respectfully, JAMES REAMER, Jan. 9,18B& Proprietor. For Sale. On account of my living in Washington ami not being able to manage the running of ray Green House, I offer the same for sale on easy terms. The Green House proper is 28 feet wide by tiO feet in length, with 200 square feet of glass attached to rear end, and house in rear end of lut with 250 square feet of glass. The house was built last lull of best lumber and work manship : has a tine cistern in it with force pump, and good furnace in the cellar, elegant office, all built on lot 30x130 feet; located op posite B. A O. Depot, ard right iti the town of I Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Vir- ; ginia. Splendid opportunity for any one un deratanding the business. For terms, Ac., addre-s MISS ELLA BENNER, 1131 Oth St., Washington, 1). C. May 6, 1806—3m. THOS. R. MOORE, I NSl R A NOE ACtEN CY. Office in the Hunter Building, opposite the Court-Houie, CHARLES TOWN, W. V. A. Fire, Lift* ami Accident Insurance. ONLY FIRST-CLASS COMPANIES REPRE SENTED. — I respectfully solicit a share of your pat ronage. _ May 12. ! 8 THOS. R. MOORE. Ice ! Icc ! ! Excellent quality of Icc, delivered at your office or residence by wagon daily : and also for sale at my store. May 13, 1806. W\ 8. MERCHANT. POETRY. A DA y. UOBMXU. A twitt'ring and chirping of birds, A sleepy note from a nest. Rosy lights in the eastern sky, A twilight gray in the west, Misty webs in the fresh, green grass, Sparkling with diamond dew, In a shower of golden sunbeams Do, the world is born anew. KCON. Floating clouds in the soft blue sky, The busy hum of the bees, Wayward flights of the restless birds, •* The lucusts whirr in the trees, Corn fields ripening into gold ’Neath the glowing summer sun, Everywhere the souods of toil— The world’s work is being done NIOUT. Tree tops swaying in breezes cool, The firefly's flickering light, The cricket’s chirp, the frog's hoarse croak, The countless voices of the night. Now home to rest, the day is done, Its wearying labor cease In the calm moon’s silver shining, All the world seems wrapped in peace. Virginia ^rrr ^trss. W. ir. R. GALLAHim, Editor. nf. -**-«— I'n Terms— $2.00 Per ,4nnum tn Advance. ■I«hi 29, 1899. llltlcn by a Snake. “A good many years ago,” said an ex congressman to n party of congressmen, “I was in Georgia. A party of us decid* ed to go from Atlanta to Clarksville on horseback. Tim Murphy, an Irishman, was a lieutenant of the Atlanta police force. He wanted to go, too, and we consented. On our way to Clarksville, through the mountainous sections of the State, we killed two large rattlesnakes.— Murphy was amazed and frightened. He wanted to know if snakes were plentiful and we told him that they were. We told him that at Clarksville they had often been found in the rooms of guests at the hotel. Tim hated to turn hack and so went on. “We knew that at Clarksville a saloon keeper had a stuffed bull snake, and we concocted a plan to make Tim wish he had never left Atlanta. We got to the old fashioned hotel all right. We were put in a big room with four beds in it.— We drank a good deal, and Tim was in excellent spirits. It was a warm night, and most of us undressed. Tim pulled off everything but his shirt. He lay down face foremost across the bed. Then I tied a string around the neck of the snake, put a fishhook at the other end of the line ami cautiously hitched the hook to Tim's shirt. “The next time he turned around he got a glimpse of the snake. ‘Holy Bchmoke I’ he yelled ! ‘Look !’ And then he made a dash for the window. As he jumped out the window the fishhook pricked him in the back. He uttered an awful yell, said he had been bitten aud went flying through the sandy streets of the town dressed in Kongo style. We followed ami tried to catch him. At ev ery step he swore he had been bitten, and that he would die. We overhauled him after the whole town had been arous ed. We took him back to the hotel aud filled him with whiskey, telling him that was the only cure for a snake bite. The next morning lie went to Atlanta and took a course under a physician for snake bite. For years after that Tim would i__ on u*"h ....to -.. .. ami of having Iktii bitten by one of them. He did not learn of the trick for five years, and then lie threatened to take my life."— Waihinrjton Star, A brilliant complexion is a beauty In it self. It pleases the eves of thoughtless people and the minds of thinking people. They know that a really good complexion is a sign of health, and created by Nature. There are difi'erent ways of imitating a fine eemolexion : cosmetics, which deceive no body. but min the skin and make the user look silly and prematurely old ; stimulants which only give a temporary flush; danger ous drugs which drive pimply disorders »rom the fate back into the blood. All these "count, rfi.it ” complexions arc un safe and easily detected. But the genuine, unmistakcab:.-, much-.admired color and dearness of health can only be obtained by clearing all bilious matters and humors out of the blroc. The first s p towards creating a good complexion l >1 iture’s own method is to get the blood . ;r, and the circulation free and active. " re is no complexion so sal low. muddv or pimply but it anil be cleared and brightened bv Dr. Puree’s Golden Medical Di-covery. It is the best natural complexion-traker on earth. It sends the fresh glow of real health to the cheeks by thoroughly ck .ring all bilious and eruptive humors out ot the blood. It strengthens the digestion and regulates the bowels in a mild, natural wav. 11 gives brighter color to the blood, and not only beautifies the complexion but makes the eyes brighter and the breath sweeter. If the bowels be very much constipated, it will be advisable to take small doses of Dr Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets, conjointly with the use of the "Golden Medical Dis cor.uY." On-- or two each day—jnst suf . ni " t ’h Li itive and alterative, cr L ' -wing, effect will be sufficient. 1 Mr. Uepeic's Private Car. A glauce into Chauucey M. Depews private traveling car shows that the rail road magnate lives in comfort and ele gance while on the road. Something like ?40,000 was expended in making this palace on wheels one of the be^t speci mens of the car builder’s art possible. The car is 74 feet long, and is fitted with Weatenhouse airbrakes, a whistle signal service to the engineer, steam heat and an instrument which records the speed of the car. The indicator has often registeied 85 miles an hour. At the rear is the observatory section. It is a small room, luxuriously upholster ed and furnished with easy chairs done in heavv plush. Large windows on the side and rear give a complete view of the pass ing scenery, Next in order come the staterooms. These, in reality are bed rooms, they are so large and commodious. They are three in number and contain full sized beds. Mr. Depew never sloops in a berth when traveling, and the room he occupies would almost swallow two of the cubby holes called rooms in some New . . . ti i • I* 1 . M 1 orK IIillj*. l^UCll ruum IS oupjiiiuu «iiii hot ami cold water and electric call bell?. The draperies and decorations are lit for ii Fifth avenue house. A narrow hallway runs along the front >f these bedrooms and leads to the main iah-on. This is also the dining room. It is about 15 feet long and the width ot die ;ar. The woodwork is solid mahogany throughout. An immense French plate pier glass at the end of the saloon gives the compartment the appearance of being much larger than it really is. The win lows are double to keep out the dust.— In one corner, by the great mirror, is a secret ary, supplied with stationary and telegraph blanks, and above it is a com partment for books. This holds railroad manuals, reports of the inter State com merce and the State railroads commis sions, and other books of that character 7or the convenience of Mr. Depew. 'flic windows arc hung with heavy silk cur ains, and the easy chairs are of plush tin! velvet. Around the center table from four to six persons may dine in join fort. Next to the main saloon is a small sec don room with berths for use in emergen ce?. and then comes the porter’s room, which is as well furnished almost as a stateroom in the average sleeping car.— Beyond are the kitchen and pantry, where Mr. Depew’s own cook prepares all his meals when traveling. The kitchen is supplied with all the appurtenances neces sary to a modern kitchen.—X ). Sun. fSSSwoS XX SUFFER UNTOLD MISERIES. BRADFIELD'S | FEMALE REGULATOR, | ACTS AS A SPECIFIC | By Arousing to Healthy Action all her Organs. >> ?? It causes health to bloom, andxx »joy to reign throughout the frame. |... It Never Fails to Regulate... | xx ".My w|fp ha* been tindertreatroentof lend-SS XX Uiir (ihyslclaiis three years, without hem-tit.XX After using three bottles "t IlltAI>KIKM»'KX\ // KK.MALK KKUULATOR she can do her own << >> cooking, milking and washing." Xx >> N. 8. BUY AN. Henderson. Ala. // » BIUDFIELD KKUrUTOK CO., Atlanta. l.a. ?? ^ sow dj aruirin»Mniti.uu per dou.b. \\ Children Cryfor Pitcher’s Castoria. .4 Fence that Costs $200,000. Before the fence, which is now being “reeled about the grounds of lhe Break ers. Cornelius Vanderbilt’s place, on Ochre Point avenue, Newport, K. I., is finished it will extend in all over half a mile of ground, and will cost in the neigh borhood of 8200,000, a sum which would purchase any one of half a dozen cottages an Bellevue avenue. Work on this fence was commenced sver a year ago. The portions which are to hound lhe estate on the north and south will not be completed until next summer. Both the fence and gates are made from an Italian design. The base of the former is formed by a wall of Indiana limestone laid on a brick foundation sunk jix feet in the ground. At intervals of twenty-five feet rise stone pillars some twenty feet in height, and between these is a fence of light hand wrought-iron grillwork. At the Ochre Point entrance to the grounds stands four great pillars, two on either side of the drive, from w hich swing the gates. Rising between the two cen tral posts and directly over the gates is a most magnificent piece of grillwork, the apex of which is an iron vase. In the centre of this is a plague hearing the monogram “C. V.” in scroll. Massive iron Irfnterns of the Italian re naissance period swing from these posts, and at either side swing smaller gates opeuiug to the foot path. .1 Poor Man's Good Luck. A romantic good luck story comes from Spokane, Wash.: Martiu Neilly was returning home disheartened from an unsuccessful prospecting tour in the Sal mon River district and sat down on the bank of the Columbian River to eat bis dinner. As lie did so lie noticed a huge bowlder half buried in the sand in a dry portion of the river not far from where he sat. When he was through with his repast he shouldered his pick and saun tered over toward the huge bowlder.— , He struck his pick into it several times and dislodged a piece of the decomposed rock. Great was his surprise when upon picking up the fragment he saw traces of gold and copper. Chipping a few more I pieces lie carried them to the nearest town and had them examined by assayers, who found that they would average $">0 worth of gold and copper to the ton. Neilly has established a' claimed and is now hnldiug off for a syndicate offer. The L >wl der is estimated to weigh 20,000 tons, and its value is considered to ben million dollars. Iii speaking of the discovery Noilly says: "It whs some time before I fully realized what a fortune I had discovered, hut when it dawned upon me that at last I was a rich man I am afraid I made such demonstrations as would justify any one who might have seen me in believing that I had lost my senses. For several years 1 have been 'grubstaked' in pros pecting these mountains without success, and many is the time I have gone hun gry for the want of the price to gel some thing to eat, and can you blame me for going nearly crazy when I realized that I was no longer poor ?” r m A AND 1X9 **CURB To the Editor I have an absolute remedy for Consumption. By its timely use thousands of hopeless cases have been already permanently cured. So proof-positive am I of its power tint I consider it my duty to send two bottles free to those of your readers who have Consumption,'Throat, Bronchial or Lung Trouble, if they will write me tliclr express and postoffice address. Sincerely, T. A. SLOCUM, M. C., 181 Pearl St., Hew York. D jT The Editorial and Business Management of Uus Taper Guarantee Ibi* gcucruua Tropositieu. lt<iim'd nutter Made Fresh. I)r. Jean Coumcigt, in collaboration with Mr. E. A. Ouiter, pays they have just discovered a process by which they can convert rancid butter into butter of the freshest kind. “Everybody knows,” Dr. Coumcigt said, “that butter is composed of a mix ture of fat, oleine, margarine, stenrinc, palmitine, butyrcne and the fatly acids known as cupric, caproic, butyric, in va riable proportions, which give the color and taste of hotter. “The cause of the rancidity of butter is j the action of the oxygen of the air, which sets the fatty acids at liberty. I iwcd not! go into this peculiar chemical change.— j Since (he discoveries of Pasteur on the subject of fermentation everybody knows that it is microbes which fix the oxygen of the air on the alcohols and ca-eine mat ters of butter to transform them into com -! pound amraoniacal and fatty acids, which set at. liberty, cause the rancidity of the i butter. ".Mr. t.inter aiut l set ourselves to me la-k of finding a means to neutralise tlie buthyrilarnines and fatty acids which cause the rancidity, and our eflbrts have met with a complete success. After hav ing melted the butter and having neutral ised it with an appropriate base, it is sub mitted to several washings, after which it presently becomes as sweet and clean as when it first left the dairy. "You would ask me, does it lose any of its original properties by ibis opera tion ? I answer, No. On the contrary by our process we cun tell immediately whether a butter is natural <>r artificial. And the lows incurred is so insignificant as to he almost ira|»erceptible."—New York Herald. We hear quite a good deal of complaint upon the part of our people of the manner in which the delegates to our district con ventions are selected in Jefferson county.— The candid ates names are placed upon the primary election ticket in that county and the man who gets the most votes selects the delegates and these delegate* of course v*>te as a unit, Berkeley county may prefer an other man, yet if two of her delegates, who are selected u-ualiy in dis'rict primaries, vole with Jefferson county Berkeley ’* almost unanimous choice will he rejected. This rule two years ago gave Morgan county a candidate who came to the convention with : out a delegate from his own county. Jef ferson county should adopt some plan hy which she could vote for the choice of a i county where that county is entitled to the candidate or else Berkeley and Morgan should adopt the s-arae rule practiced by JefT-r-on We don’t accuse our Jefferson friends of any improper motives but we believe that if they thoroughly considered the matter they would change the rule.— Martinaburg Statesman. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castorla, uaa tui/ riyurcH. We are being told all the time that the struggle for existence is becoming so keen that it is getting more difficult every day to earn a livelihood. This remark is us* ually meant to apply to persons in busi* ness in a small way who are unable to stand the competition of the big stores.— The most casual observer, however, in bis walks about town must have noticed that this competition extends everywhere and penetrates farther than to the stratum of the small tradesman. No one seems to have suffered more than the man who does odd jobs. Wo can all remember the number of men who used to eke out a more or less preca* rious existence by putting in coal. Some oue invented the chutccart, and in almost a moment their occupation was goue. Then there were the old pathetic look* ing men who wheeled odd contrivances along the sidewalk* and stood in front of the butcher shone ami filed and reset the suvA firm in Tenth avenue has now fitted out large covered wagons to do the work. The practical disappearance of thejunk shop, owing to the fact that everything can he manufactured so cheaply in these days that it is no longer possible to gath er refuse and sell it, has driven the empty bottle man out of business. Hag picking is now only a memory, and cvcu if it had not been hampered by city ordinances it would have died a natural death.—New York Journal. Silver Floors In Got ham. Silver floors are properly supposed to exist only in the imagination of the au thor of "The Arabian Nights,” or of jioetH whose descriptions are somewhat exagger ated. Hut going the other day into the olficeof a firm dealing in hulliou in Nasaua street, New York City, I found the floor of the room neatly paved with some hun dreds of slabs of the shining white metal, each of them about the size and shape of an ordinary brick. A member of the firm told me that they were assay bars —that is to say, silver tlint had passed through the United States Assay Office, and received the Government stump tes tifying to their being of the standard fine ness and containing each a certain weight of the precious metal. Jle tells tells me that it is no unusual thing for the leading bullion houses here to handle in one day hundreds of thousands of ounces of silver, .lust for the sake of tho experience, I took a short walk up and down this silver pavement, hut I cannot .-ay that, out of its appearance uud tho name of the thing, the high-priced nuite riul possess- s nu advantage over the style of pavement patronized by tlie Depart ment of Public Works. When Ih»liy w.-v**»••'», [•:■•< Imr C'a 4ml*. When she was a Child, she cri-1 for< a*:ori.i. When she If 'aim; Min, *!»• •'> CajJorl*. WhcatOu; Lad Children, she ga^elln-mCa .twin. A letter was received last week by the .Mis-ea Magruder, of tbi* place, announcing the death of their aunt, Miss Maria Van Horen, which oceurred Saturday afieruoon, July 4*li, at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Harry \ an Horen, in Kansas tuty, Missouri. After a brief illness sbe passed peacefully away at an advanced age. Miss Van Doren was a former resident of tbia vicinity and iiad many friends here, .‘'he was the daughter of the late (’apt. Van Doren, of Berkeley comity, ami she remov ed her residence from hereabout forty years ago. She was an estimable Christian wom an. She united with the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church fifty four years ago, and was still a member of ibis church at the time of her death. She was always ar dently attached to her church, and the hand some silver communion service that is now used by the Presbyterians in thi* place was prfsented by h< r to the church. -Shrjt. Bryt A Grafton correspondent of the Baltimore Sun wrote last Friday : “It was Mated by good authority here to day that Hon. John T. McGraw, of Grafton, will in a few days announce his candidacy for the Democratic congressional nomination from this district. The reason assigned for his delay in an nouncing himself is that lie *»• not willing to take any chances on his success, and that now he feels sure he can get it. McGraw managed Mr. Wilson’s campaign two years ago, and is a brilliant man and exceedingly popular. McGraw will have three compet itors. Senator Scott, of Itandolpb, and W. G. Brown, Jr., of Kingwood, have been in the field for a month, and Samuel V. Woods, of Philippi, announced his candidacy a few days ago. Mr. Brown claims he will win easily.” The West Virginia delegation voted as follows for vice president: On the first bal lot 12 for Williams of Massachusetts. On the second ballot 12 for Bland. On the third ballot 6 for Williams of Massachusetts, 1 for Bland, 5 for McLean. On the fourth ballot 12 for Daniel. On the last ballot 12 for Sjcwall. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.