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Ctrafiefttinrn, Jefferson County, Wctt Ts. TUKSBAT M0RSI56, SftVKMBKK 11.18T3. THE BAILBOADS OF THE LOWEB VALLEY. The survey of the railroad route from Mar tinsburg to Charlestown, for an extension of 'tha C. V. R. R. to onnnect with the S. V. R. R. and B. & 0. R. R., at Charlestown, was -completed last week. The line passes through Raleigh Street, Martinsburp, and from the southern end of that to the farm of Mr. Sutton, on Snodgrass' run. Descending thia run on a favorable grade to the bottom lands of the Opequou Creek, the line crosses that stream near Newcomer's mill, leaves the creek bottoms at the mouth of Span's -Spring run and follows the run to Span's Spring. From thispointthe line passes near Mt. Zion church, erossing the Smithfield and Shepherdstown turnpike at Mr. George Wiltshire's farm, and on his land a public road, at a jteint within less than a mile of Leetown, thence passing nflar Gol. Hito's spring and the main ridge of ?the valley between Col. Hita's and Mrs. Daniel's. From the summit of this water divide, the line descends on an easy grade and in a straight course to Charlestown. The survey of this route has proven all that has been claimed for it, of being straight, ?having.easy grades and that it can be built at a moderate cost. Why the B. & O. R. R. did not oconpy this route in the location of their road through this section, can onlv bo acoounted for, by the fact of their not having control of the W. & PI R. R. at that time ; indeed, the present angular location of thoir road shows the necessity of making a judioious selection of oj|a of the various routes pro* posed for a northern connection of the S. V. R R. with the C. V. R. R. to Philadelphia, and with the Western Maryland at Hagers town, to Baltimore There are other matters connected with this subject in favor of the selection of the Martinsburg roufe, of which we may -speak hereafter. MANUFACTUKES IN THE SOUTH. A paper has been published by Mr. John B. Palmer, a manufacturer of cotton yarns at the Saluda Cotton Mills in South Carolina, in which ho undertakes to show that ho can manufacture yarn.s cheaper than can be done either at Lowell, Massachusetts, or at Man chester, England. He gives a detailed ex hibit of his own costs?item by item, exclud ing labor, repairs, and materials consumed? and shows that he can make a pound of No. 20 yarn, estimating the cotton at twenty cents, paying freight and insurance to New York, for 29 8 cents. The lowest estimates he has seen of the cost of manufacturing yarns at Lowell, inducing the same items except freight aud insurance (the same cotton there costing 22 5 cents,) is 34.8 cent*. That is, he at the oouth can make five cents a pound more than the Lowell manufacturer can upon the same article, when both sell in the North. Mr. Palmer further c'ompared notes with a manufacturer of octton yarns in Manchester, who gave him the co=t of manufacturing the same grade of goods there. The result of the Manchester manufacturer's calculation is that n pound of No. 20 yarn (the cotton there cost ing 24 cents) costs him 35.25 cents. Now if we add freight and insurance from New York to England to the co*t of the Southern manu facture?that i*, add 1.5 cents to 29.08, we find that Mr. Palmer can deliver his South Carolina yam in Liverpool 4.68 cents a pound cheaper than the English manufacturer can offer his own there. The New York Eoening Pout, referring to these facts, observes that if the calculations are correct?and Mr. Palmer is a practical manufacturer and is in earnest?thero seems good reason to expect a rapid development of Ihe Southern products. CEOPS IN WEST VIEGINIA. From the report of the Department of Ag riculture for the month of October, we take the following statement of the crops in various counties in this State. It will prove inter esting : Corn?Fayette : Not as good as expected ; good rains all summer. Mercer : Great fail ure on account of fjrub worms. Grant: Vast quantities of corn frost-bitten. Braxton : Mostly cut, and of good quality ; supplement ed for hog feed by a large corn crop. Berk eley : Much soft corn, resulting from worms who.-<o ravages required frequent rcplantings. Wheat?Tyler : Quality generally good.? Brook : Injured by wet in the stack ; other wise it would have been above average.? Fayette : Plump aud heavy. Jeffersotf : Did not thrash out as well as was expected ; qual ity good. Mercer: Ilalf crop; quality in ferior; injured by midge. Braxton: Yield generally satisfactory. Harrison: A half bushel of Fultz yield 3} bushels in spito of winter freezing ; it stands winter better than Tappahannock wheat. Oats?Brooke : Injured ioshock and stack by wet weather. Mercer : Above the aver age. Schoncn did well; superior to most other kinds; yield heavy. Harrison: White Schonen and yellow Scotland oats both ex cellent. Potatoes?Tyler : Not much injured by bugs. Brooke : Poor crop ; injured by Col orado beetle. Fayette : About average. Jef ferson : Late planting did not fill well.? Marion : Dug early to escapo grub-worms.? Braxton: Good. Pleasant: Muoh injured by bugs. R3T Ono-fourth of the working people of Newark, New Jersey, are said by the New York Tlerald to be idle. Three thousand seamstresses are out of employment there.? la Philadelphia thirty-two thousand work~ men, it is estimated, have been discharged. All the iron works in tho country are curtail ing their number of laborers; nearly all the cotton and woolen mills are doing the same. The railroads are using the smallest foroe with whioh tliey can operate. From one end of the conntry to tho other our seeming prosper ity has suffered a sudden and disastrous col lapse?a sudden wilting. This may not be felt long by the richer classes, but to tho poor it means a lack of work, money and daily bread?a foreboding present and a hard winter to face. THE ELECTIONS! V"Aof:r^^?y t OLD'VIBGISIA STANDS FIRM! Advances all Along the Line! We Democracy in Line Once Afore-! The results in the various States, holding elections on Tuesday last, says the Lynchburg . Regvbhcan, may thus be summarized : The result in Virginia electa Kemper, Conserva t,ve. Governor, and the balance of the Con servative ticket by an estimated majority of twenty thousand. In New York the Demo cratic and liberal State ticket is also elerfted by a deoided majority, while the Republican strength in the Legislature has been materi ally reduced. Id Massachusetts no substan tial change is noticed, the State being Re publican as usual. In New Jersey the Re publicans loso in tho Assembly : they also lose on -the general vote in Michigan. In Wisconsin the long standing political stination is reversed, a Domocatic candidate being elected Governor, after a Republican su premacy of many years. In Mississippi tho issue was between two Republican candidates for Governor?Amea and Alcorn?the Demo crats supporting tho latter, but the chances at I last accounts seemed to be in favor of Ames. I The Kansas grangers worked successfully in parts of their Stats for legislative candidates; and in Illinois, where the elections were for ocal offices, the grange party was equally act.ve and successful. Arkansas elected the Republican ticket nccording to tho latert, ac counts. They only State of the number hold ing elections Tuesday in which Republican gains are mentioned, is Minnesota. | WESTVIBQINULEGlS^A-rnBE. In the Senate, on tho 29th ultimo, House bill 60, "A bill requiring labor of convicts sentenced to county jail?, was read a third time and passed with its title. It has since become a law. In the Senate, on the 1st instant, Mr. Gus ton offered Senate Joint Resolution 34, "Re quiring our Senators and Representatives in Congress to ask tho passage of an act provid ing for a session of the United States District Court at Martinsburg," which was laid over for one day, under the Rules. Subsequently, on tho 4th instant,-the resolution was amend ed by adding "That the Governor be request ed to transmit a copy of this joint resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. The resolution was then adopted. The Senate, on the 3d instant, unanimously passed a Joint Resolution which was con curred in by the House of Delegates with only three negative votes, to adjourn sine die on the Fifteenth of December. AH the leg islation necessary to adapt the Code to tho new constitution, it is asserted, will havo been ac complished at that time. The Constitution of the United States re quires a re-districting of the States, by their respective Legislatures, for congressional pur poses, within three years after tho completion of the census every ten years. It is, there fore, imperative on this Legislature to perform thia duty. The Senate has passed a bill tolts second reading for this purpose. It leaves the Second district as it now is and tho only change in the other two is the transfer of Braxton county from tho Third to the First House Bill No. 181, entitled "An act re quiring the Executive officers of this State to certify.the election of tho members of tho House of Representatives of the Forty-Third Congress of the United States, for the several districts of tho State," passed tho Senate on the 4th instant. On tho 5th, Senator Grantham introduced a bill from the Committee on Privileges and elections, providing for tho election of Con gressmen in this State on the second Tuesday in October next. After that time the act of Congress regulates the election of members in the various Statca. ?In the House, on the 5th instant. Mr. Legg presented the petition of Charles James Faulk ner, Jr., and 283 others of Berkelcv county aakiug the repeal of tho l:quor law, which was referred to the Committee on Taxation What Grant Favors.?The President's organ, tlio Washington Jtopuhficmi, says: "Set it down as absolutely certain that within five years we shall have : "1. A postal snvinsrs hank. "2. A Government telegraph. "3. A bureau of railroads and transporta tions. "4. Free banking. '?The monopolists and the rings may fi^ht these measures and succeed in postponing them for a time, but they are certain to come." These measures Grant will probably recom mend in his messngo. iFflT" A Republican paper ?the St. Louis Glohe?states, on what it calls "the best au thority," that, very early in the next session of Congress, one of the Connecticut Sen ators will introduce a bill to wind up the Na tional bank?, redoem their currency, and issue greenbacks in their place. The Administra tion organ at Washington states that wo aro to have free banking. The Staunton Vindicator says that the late John 13. Baldwin's will bequeaths all his property?real, personal and mixed?to his wife, and appoints lier sole executrix, with the request that the court shall not require her to give any security. Tho estate was sworn to be worth 845,000. JEST" John W. Kennedy, Esq., ha9 been admitted to tho praotioe of law before the Circuit Court of Ohio county, at Wheeling. JCSf Mrs. Lee, widow of Gen. Robert E Lee, died at her residence in Lexington, Va., on the Gth instant. Dr. Munseys Defense. His better to Dr. Summers,* <Ts Head Before Uohton Conference. We publish below the material portions of the letter of defense and explabetion from Rev. Dr. W. E. M annoy, which was read be fore the Hols ton Conference at its late session in Marion, Va. Dear Dr Summers-: It is published from one end of this country to the other that I use stimulating, spirits too freely. Their use I have entirely abandoned, preferring to be sick, or dead, than to lay myself liable any longer to such complaints. I used them by. medical and otherwise respectable advise ment. Their ubo saved tny life. * * > In 18C6 I was sent by Bishop Early to Alex andna, Va. Always having a feeble, nervous constitution, and never flinching in my life from the post of duty and danger, my health rapidly began to give way. Exhorted to use stimulants, 1 refused During the eighteen months I was stationed in Alexandria I tasted ardent spirits'but a few times, and then only ?n cases of real illness ? nev?r as a beverage 1 never todk but one drink as a mere bever age in my life, and that was when a boy At the end of my term in Alexandria, I ought to bave located for one year, but I had a hor ror of such a step. I was then removed by BishopDoggett to Baltimore oity. Baltimore was our frontier work. The membership was small; I had to make my own congregation. \Y ith such an inspiration I gathered up all my feeble powers, and did my bost in the meantimo helping other charges all I could My efforts to preach at this time were suc ceeded by a kind of convulsive -vomit, and ? this often followed by a severe attack of cramp colic, which several times threatened my life. I was told by friends, anjl among them the late Dr. Thomas E. Bond. M. D. and Presi dent of the Medical University of Maryland to use a small portion of whiskey or brandy after preaching, and if would prevent the vomiting. T had to do it or givo up tho sta tion and stop preaching. I tried it and it ef fected a cure, and countervailed, after a time the tendency to colic. Tho amount used was small. The first summer I was in Baltimore 1 was threatened with paralysis, mv health seemed to give way almost entirely, and I was released from my work for nearly fourtnontha I recommenced my work in October, but to nil the pulpit I had to give up in a great de gree pastoral visiting. The state of my health caused mo to accept the position of Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions. During that summer I was threatened with another attack, and lost about three months from my work ; but after that, my health, for the first time, began to recuperate in such a way that I thought I would have no more trouble ; and if I had not been put hack into regular work for a year more, I would not have been inef fective, as I have been now for twelve months Our troublo in Baltimore in 1872 kept me at my post during tho summer, till I fell there. I stayed, not because I was able to do the whole work, but to prevent a demorilization. 1 had to use stimulant, or dosert my post In addition to my threatened attack of paralysis (Harvey G. Byrd, M. D? of Baltimore, be ing one of tho physicians who made the diag nosis). I havo suffered horribly with neu ralgia. My brain would not bear opiates.? Again I bad to use whiskey or brandy I ceased awhile last February, but was com pelled to resume their use for a while. I al ways used them against my will ; and one great purpose of my coming to the country was tn get my nerves gradually relaxed from the tensions of twenty-five years, so that I could live without a stimulant. T wns mak ing a battle for life, and in me it was no sin ? hence T never concealed it. My intense horror of paralysis may have caused me, in my mind, to exaggerate my danger. It threw a gloom over my soul, and the year to mo ha? been one of darkness ; though I could feel the strong hand of God leading nie through the shadowy ' Hut He knoweth the w?y that I take : when He had tried me, I shall come forth as gold." I could havo spared a leg, an arm, or even an eye but my fault lay uj't in them. God touched the point of am bition, and I will abide His time. "He pre formeth the thing that is appointed for mo ; and many such things are with Him." I uever dreamed that I could and would he mis understood and traduced as a common drunk ard, or that any of my brethren would ever have boiieved it. But neuralgia or no neu ralgia?paralysis or no paralysis. I have aban doned its use in nny quantity, and in all cirs cumstances, except the most extraordinary t. c? it must be a matter of immediate life and death, nnd never in the sense of atonic, or to relieve pain, or in any continuous sense what ever. I? would bo well for all to come, under God, after careful thought, to the same con clusion. In tho ond, all stimulants are physi cal and moral curses. When I am able to work without a stimulant I will work ; when I am not able to work without a stimulant I will rest I sacrificed myself to emergencies without having the power in nil instances to meet them. I ought to have taken tho adviae of friends and gone to a place where I would have had less responsibility and a better sud P??- * * health is now better. lour affectionate brother os ever, W. E. Munsey. Jonesboro , lenn , October 17, 1873. A Conductor Collecting nis Fares with A Cocked Revolver.?The Twenty seventh Regiment, M. N Y.. had their first parade and regimental drill on Tuo.-day in Morrisinna. This regiment was organized from tho riotous Third. At G 1'. M. about hlty of these soldiers, who had absorbed large quantities of red-eye, stepped on Conductor Wilds train bound north, and after insultim* a number of ladies refused to pay their fares, threatoniog death to tho conductor if he at tempted to eject them. Tho conductor de manded their fares, and they attaoked him with their bayonets He retreated to the car door and they pressed hiui into a corner. He smashed his lamp over one of their heads and then drawing his revolver threatened to kill the first man who raised his hand. This frightened some of them and they Ftepped back. Mr. Wild summoned Baggage Master Johnson, and then locking the car doors he with a cocked revolver before him and Mr' Johnson behind him with a coupling pin col lected every fare?Ar. Y. Sun, October 30/h. The Narrow Gbaoe Railroad ?A com mission has awarded damages on the lands in and near town, and the right of way has been secured through this couDty and a part of Highland county. The commissioners awar ded D. M. Switzer S12.50 for the right of way through his land. Work has been com menced on this end of the line, and will bo vigorously prosecuted by the "contractor. It is gratifying to note that the stringency in the monetary world has not arrested movements on this line of improvement. [Rockingham Register. iCST" We regret to announce that Mrs. Jas II. McSherry, wife of the proprietor of the "McSherry House." who was en seriously in jured at the iron furnace, near Harrisburg, upon the late excursion, is still confined to her room. Mrs. McS. has the sympathy of our entire community hi her untoward misfortune. [Martinsbury Statesman. The Railroad Tariff Bill. fCorreapondcnce of the Wheeling Regwter.] Charleston, October 28, 1873.? A bill, considered by its friend? to be of great im portance, is the bill to establish a reasonable rate of charges for the transportation of freight and passengers' on railroads in this ?Mate. 'It bas passed the Senate and is on its second reading in the FIouso. As it frill probably pass that body I condense its pro visions Tor yonr benefit: All railroads doing business in this State are classified according to the gross amount of their representative annual earnings per mile. Glass A includes railroads whose annual earn ings per mile s'hall be $10,000 or more ; class B those whose earnings are 88,000 and under 810:000-; class C, over 84,000 and under S8.000 ; and class D, thoso under 84,000. Railroads according to this classification are limited iD their passenger fares as follows :? Class A, 2j Cents per mile, for any distance^ class B 8 Jo* 'class C. 4Jo ; class D l5 Jc. These rates are required to be kept con stantly and conspicuously posted in the vari ous ticket offices and depots of the respective roads, together with a table oi' distances be tween each and every station on the road, and a statement showing the class to whioh the road belongs. For a violation of any of these provisions the party aggrieved may recover the sum of 8500 from the railroad company, together with all costs oi suit and a reason able attorney fee. Freights are divided into six classes, and the charges for distances of over fifty miles ? shall not exceed the following amounts : 1st class, 3jc per ton, per mile; 2d class, 3}c per ton ; 3d class, 2}o per ton ; 4th class, 2o per ton j double 1st class, 7?c per ton per mile ; one and one-half 1st olass ; 5|c per ton.? For shorter distances than fifty miles, and for ! quantities less than one ton a Blight increase | over the above rates is authorized. Many of the members of the Legislature do not feel themselves well informed upon the Tates fixed in this bill, whether tliev are gen erally just to both the shipper and the public carrier, whether a reduotion or increase in the price of freights will be the result; and they would be glad if those who are posted on the subject wonldfavor them with proper infor mation. I would suggest that communica^ tions on the subject be forwarded to the Reg ister for publication, Bnd their suggestions will thus be brought prominently before all the members of both houses. It has been sugeested to me that the fares for passeneers have been reduced by this bill, and that the rates of freights are increased. If so, I pre sume it was so arranged by the keen?witted author, because every one knows the price of passenger fnre as well as he knows the prico of a pound of coff*je, but does not understand any more about the rate per ton per mile on freight classified in the most complicated man ner, than he does the price of fancy goods or furbelows. How this may be, I, for one, am entirely iguorant. ? M4JOR I. GllEKNE.?An 'article having ap peared in tire October number of the South ern Magazine, upon the subject of the John Brown Raid, in which tbo writer failed to take any notice of] the part Major I. Greene, of Berryville, played in that historical scene, Captain Win. N. Nelson, of Ciarke county, sent the following communication to the editor of the Southern Magazine, correcting the in accuraties-of the writer referred to : Eihtar Southern Magazine :?A friend calls my attention to a i-taienient in the Oc tober nuu-her of the magazine, paire 446, which is incorrect, and docs injustice to a gal lant -fr;end of mine. It was and is so noto^ rious that Major Israel Greene was the lieu tenant of marines who captured Jf.hu Brown in the ensine-hou'-'e at Harper's Ferrv, that it is impossible to understand how an account could be uiven of that al??>r without any men tion of his name. 1 do not now recollect to have heard of tlm name of Lieutenant Stuart in connection with it. W hoever may have called on Brown to surrender, Major Greene led the attacking party. I have frequently spoken with him on the subject, and h:s ac count? reticently and modesty civen was, not that the door was battered down by the ladders in the hands of the assaulting patty, but that a hole was made in the doorj proba bly a-panel broken in, through which he im~ mediate'y forced his way into tho engine house; ho struck Brown on the head with his dress-sword, inflicting a wound not ve.ry severe, when Brown surrendered without fur ther resistance. This corresponds with the account current at the time, and long before I knew Major Greene. Major Greene lost everything by the subsequent and belter or ganized invasion of Virginia when ho left the United States Marines for service in the Con federacy. and the credit of his gallaht condbCt at the Ferry should not be taken from him. Wm. N. NeLsom. Prospecting for Ocmi..? Wo hud the pleasure of meeting in our oitv on Wedoes day last, 0. W. Chamberlain. Esq., son of our friend John Camberlain, of Jefferson, who id now engaged at the Laclede Iron Rolling Mills, St. Loaisj Mo. Mr. C., in company with other gentlemen, made a visit to Meadow Branch, in this coqnty, for the purpose of ex amining the quality of eoal which has been discovered on the lands of Mr. Sharff, and others in that section of the county. Mr. C., secured a number of pare speciiuehs, which he means to carry with him to St. Louis. It is his opinion that fine anthracite coal exists in quite a laruo vein at this point, which only needs proper development to make ?t val uable.?Martinsburg Statesman. Presentation.? One of those pleasant affairs which show the good feelings which exist between employer and employe, took place at the B. & O. R. R shops, in this city, yesterday (Tuesday) noon. The departure of Mr. S B. Crawford, Master Mechanic, to Parkersburg, to which station he has been recently appointed, was made the occasion of presenting him with an elegant gold watch and chain, by the engineers, firemen, m>< ehinists, carpenters, boiler makers and la~ borers belonging to this station. The watch and chain were presented by J. B. Moore, foreman of the turning shop. [ Wheeling Register, Nov. 5. Bear Kilt.ed.? Our friend, Mr. William G. Shaver, has handed us a portion of a large black bear killed on Col. George E.Dencale's farm, near Harrisonhurg, on Thursday morn ing of last week. The bear was crossing Col. D's. meadow, in frnnt of his dwelling, when first discovered. He was chased by Georse Hall, and was soon treed by Mr. Shaver, with Col. Deneale's dogs. He was then shot by Jacob Hall, w'th a shot-gun. The women acted with wonderful courage, following the bear with axes, clubs, tic., until it was killed. The animal was a large one. about two years old, and in good order.?Rockingham Reg. E3T The venerable and esteemed Bishop John Early, of the M. E. Church South, died in Lynchburg, Ya_, on the 5th instant, at the advanced age of 87 years. StS~ General W. J. Hardee, of Selma Ala., a distinguished leader of tho late war, died at Wytheville, Virginia Thursday morning. Republiean Sentiments. The Wfieeliug Intelligencer, (Radical,) in its issue of the 5th instant, indulges in the following oomment on the recent elections The returns from New York, Virginia and Wisconsin, as far as received, indicate that the Democrats have carried all-three States. The llepubliosnB carried them ail last year. We are not, of course, surprised at the result in Virginia. We have already expressed oar anticipations of Such a result. The Repub lican majority for Grant last year in that State was not a true indioatinn of 'publio opin ion. He carried it by default, because the Democrats were panic stricken oVer the result in Pennsylvania at the October election.? But in New York Gov. Dix had Over 50,000 majority last year, and it looked 'is if there ought to be an evfen'chhnce 'thiB year anyhow. The Ohio epidemio, however, is abroltd in the land. The Congressmen who voted them selves rich are hearing something or somebody drop on every occasion. This statfe of the publio mind is still more forcibly 'shown by the returns from Wisconsin where Grant had 18,000 majority last year, and Washburn, now defeated, had over'9,000 in 1871. And equally bad are the returns frntn Massachu setts, where instead of 70,000, as last year, w* have ten thousand this year. ^Tbis is the worst case of shrinkage we have seen Bince the panic set in. It indicates tha't if we had about one more "salary grab" and another Credit Mobilier to encounter it would re quire a search warrant to discover *the exis tence of a Republican party. County Items.?From the Shephefctotown 'Register of Saturday we clip the following items : Fair Notice.? The Southern Methodist Con gregation have determined to hold a Fair du ring the approaching Christmas Holidays to assist them in raising the debt off their Ch urch propefty. I'ro'h'acted Meeting ?Protrftted services hB've been held in the M. E. Churoh-, South, Rev. A. A. P. Neel. Pastor, during the past week. Rev. Mr Wade^ of Charlestown, pleached on Sunday morning and every night since. He is a very able minister, and ad-, mired very much by our people. We trust that this congregation ms'y meet with sucaees in their endeavors to do good. We under stand that Rev. Mr. Carson, of Winchester, is expected the latter part of this week. Raid on Sheep.?Last Thursday night the dogs made a raid upon a dock of sheep belonging to MK P. M. Pierffe, grazing in Mr. E. C. Marshall's field, immediately east of town, and out of the 80 sheep composing the flock, killed and wounded 18. Seven dead Bheep wero found lying in our streets the next morning, whither they had been pursued and killed by the dogs. Several dogs about town believed to have been engaged in this attack-, were subsequently killod. Mr. Pierce's loss is not much under S100.? Clarice Courier. Rencounter.?A rencounter occurred on our streotB on Monday evening between Bob Crow and Spott Brown, both colored, tbout polities. Brfb noted for awhile, as ilf ho had a brave heart, but bis cowardly legs carried him out of harm's way as .Spott seized hold of a brick to mako use of it. Henry Brandy's timely arrival prevented the shedding of blood. Our Colored fellow-citizens were divided in their support of tho "independent" candidate lor the Legislature.? Chtrf.-e Courier. Fibk.?On the nifiht cf the SSth ult., a tenant liouso on the farm of C:i;t. Win. N. IvTelson, near Millwood, fem consumed by fire. The hnuso had just been finished, nn-1 a fen ant (Mr. Fletcher, of Knppahnnnoek,) taken posession of it on that .day. The lire proba bly originated from thn stove?n warning to every one at the openine of winter to look well at their flues, and see that their chimneys are bnrned rpc'ilnily.? ChirJ.-r. C">iri'-r. M A RKIftO. At "FnirVMV," An.nTtirl'1" eon?'*y. Va.. on Wedoesdin-.(ie'">".r ?OVi. 187*1. hv Rev. Dr. C. T Davis, .TAMES W. SHIRLEY, nmm'^r nf the Houho of X).?li?r"i+'>s from JofVrson ennnty, W. Va.. to Miss JULIA T.. daughter of Tnonias O. Bowen, E>q., of ttie formor county. [No Cards-l In the Presbyterian Onrch. in Clinrlesrown, on Ti'e?"':'v mornine. Nnvnniho- 4th. 1873. br Rev A C. Honkins. D\NIET, HEFLEBOWER t-i* M**s FANNIE SCHAEFFER. daughter of Wm. Schnefler. Esq.,?all of tnis county. In Clarke conntv. Vs,. on Wedne?dn<\ }f*ve*Ti Jier 5th. liv R.'V. T F. Martin. CHARLES HAR VEY. of RnHimore, Md.. to VIRGINIA MAR SH ALL-daughter of Thornton P. Peodloton. Esq., of Virginia. [No Cards.] At the residence of the hride'o fn1 '? t*r. on the SO'h ?it? ?iV Rev.Wm T. Piire.HENRY A. CON VERSE. Esq.. of Louisville, Ky.. to Miss MAG frlE ELIZABETH, daiiKhten of David Rear, Esq.. of Ri ckineham eonnty. V:i. [No Cards.l On the 30rh nit.. in M'TtniKburtr. bv Roy. J. W. Hoeo. CORKIN O. TABLER to Miss JESSIE C. VANMETER?all of Berkeley county. On the SOtN n't., at the resid'-nee of D. C Rv erp, bv Rev. J. W. Howe. OEORGE W.EMRER SO^J to Miss MARY BRILHART?all of FalliuB Waters, W. Va. In Martiiislmrr. on the 2f>rti nit., by Rev. J. F. Oekerman, LEWIS WEBER, of Cnmbe-land, Md., to Mi?s VIRGINIA BRADSHAW, of Mar tinsburi!, W. Va. On the 23d up., et the rosid-n'ee of Etn<inn?-1 Gross, bv Rev. G. H. BeeV'y, JOHN W. VIOLET, of Jefferson ronniy, W. Va., to MARY ELIZA BETH READER, of Washington county, Md. In Martinslmri'. on the !Sth nit.. by Father P. J. O'Keef-.Mr.JOBN HIKSH to Miss SALLY C. HOUSEWORTH?all of Berkeley county At the residence of the b-ide's father, J. Wnvt Belt, near Staunton, V;i.. Oet. 30t.h, V,y Ri-v. W. E. Baker, S. D TIMBE RT, AKE. foi.nerl" of Frederick conntv,to Miss NANNIE D. BELL. At her residence near Knhletown. in tills conn tv. on the nigh c of tho 3d inst.. Mrs- LUCY WTTHEROW, aced about 83 years. Near Pheoherdstown. on the 15th nit., Mrs ANG KLINE MUCK, aeed 85 years. On Tiisoarora. Berkeley county, on the 22d ult., ANNIE, dancrhter of William F. and Eliza J Amey, azed 3 years, 6 months and 22 days. NEW. ADVERTISEMENTS. ESTKAYJMEEP. ESCAPED from the farm of John G. Shirley, Esq.. rear Middlewa.v, the 5th inst... SIXTEEN SHEEP, of t\injE?zfS^ Improved Cotswold breed, among them a larzo Cotswold Buck?a portion of tbem with a slit in each ear, and the remainder slit in the left ear abd a bit out of tho right. A liberal reward will be Riven for tneir capture and return to the un dersigned, or for information that will lead to their recovery. GRIM&BROTHERS. November IX. 1873?3r. 2WtXXJXJITNT2?a?l.-^Z'. MARY E. DAVIS invites au elimination of her FALL AND WINTER bTYLES-the Latest ont?which she is n.?w opening.? She returns thanks for paat patronage, and so licits continued custom. November 11,1873?3t. [F. P. copv.l dentaiTnotice. DR. McCORMICK will visit CTharlestown, professionally. on Monday, November 9 tti, and remain a week. Office at Sapnmgtou Hotel. November 11,1873?3t. Wasted; A GOOD MILCH COW, for which a fair price XI will be paid. Apply at thn Nor. 11, 1373?3t. SPIRIT OPFICE. LAMPS, Lanterns and Lamp <Joodajo?t rrceir ed and for sale by CEO. T. LIGHT. MEW ADVERTISEMENTS. SELLING OFF ? ft AT COST! *U1 o^r -ontil the Zil day of jiiuary, OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF tiry Goods; CLOTHING, BOOTS, S^ES, HATS, AND ? ? ' ' Fancy Goods, AT COST, TO *CLO$!E BUSINESS. Partieiwi.hinptolayin their supply or Good*. .nhOW. t*le,0"P0r'un>'y of doinp .a, ?? we leave ?ere the l.t of January, and our eni're .lock mail w *d?u'- J- ROSE ? "RO . NovemberJ I, IS73 Under Free Preea Office. PUBLIC SALE. count \, \> . Va , on the Opequon Creole, on IVEDNESDA Y, NOVEMBER 19,1873, ALL MY PERSONAL PROPERTY, ConpiBtinir. in pan, of Five head ?f CATTLE Two BROOD SOWS nu'd PIGS, ONE WHEAT FAN, One Cattinc-Box, One Rnllin? Screen; One Horse-Cart. feprW Wagon ; ' bet vf Carnasre Harness. One Revul?ii.fr and Ono Wire Rake A Set of Cabinct-Maiker's Tools, Lot of Soasoned Cherry Plank. bintfe. Double and Triple Trees Two JIout Tnbs,' and many other articles not necessary to enumerate TERMS.?A credit of Nine Months wi'l h? given p.. sums of Ten Dollars and npwanls. bv IS ? ,r-ci?a*er R'V'"K bond aud approved secpri J^i7 i1..1"CU!'0St *rom date; if paid within ma tunty the interest will bo remitted All " nuts under J on Dollars, Cash. No piopert v to ho i 41,0lollu8 n,e complied with. ?=? t,ji0 to commence ut loyclock. A. M. November 11.1873?2r. ^ SPECIAL REPORT, O ROWING tho relniivo condition of Fir-t Na O tioii.it l.anK of JefleiKon at Clip lesion o nt close ot businoss OctoberI8M1 andKovembVrlsl^ IlJiSOURCES/ jVonnm.i Account 9.524.t3 S t-.J sa k?*nl Estate, * urciture and 63 Fixtures 9 *01 0= <*?<>*?. Expend net. U Taxcn Paid 1 ,'lk.04 Prolcnt Ac't. Overdra/te. 76 67 ' c?j*m I)u? from Other Hanks 7.357V> r Ca.honHaud 11 ,314 39 ? 1M.M9.4-1 $ 162,725.76 1IABIUTIES. Capital Slock Paid In 76ViniM'iQ ^sTlOlVno &JSSZ gurn.ua & Dividend; UupJd WJS Ssftwtsiarr.: :sx 8S? Out (o Other Hankd 295.43 ' *371.^6 (f 169,590.44 $1*2.7:15.76 l..^SanifUV,,?OWA1'-C"!;i'-r,p' ,b'Fir.t National ewe^r tK.^h!r*KD " Ch*r,?'ftown. do Mlemnly ewear that the above account la true, to the but of my knowledge and belief N . ,, SAMUEL HOWELL. November II, 1S73?It. Caahiir BALTIMORE ANB_OIIIO RAILROAD. SCHEDULE of PasscngcrTrainsarriring end de parting at Harper's Ferry Station : TRAINS GOING WEST. Cincinnati Express via Washington.. 10 26, A. M. St. Louis ?? %# ?? 10 04. P.M. Mail Train ?? ?* " old tr'k 12.00, M. Winchester Acc'n " ?* " " 8.08, P. M. TRAINS GOING EAST. Cincinnati Express vis W>*hine?on.. 8 04. A. M. St. Louis Exprea* via Washington... . 7."S, I* M. Mail Train via Old Track to all points. 1.06, P. M. Winchester Ac'n " ** .... 6 45. A.M. Trains od Main Stem make close connections at Harper's Ferry wi'h trains running on W. p. & 8. Division toStrasburc and points farther South, At H?gerstown Junction with trains for Hagera town, &c. Through Tickets to all promiuent points West, South. East and North. Tictcet Office open for all passenper trains, day and niarbt. Comfortable facilities .for waiting pas sengers. A. B. WOOD, Agent. Harper's Ferry, Nor. 3, 1873. LAMPS, LAMPS! CALL and examine onr stock of Lamps, just opened, comprising-all styles and varieties? beautiful pairs of Stand Lamps, exceedingly cheap, also House's Patent Safety Lamp, which renders kerosene oil as safe as any fluid burned; in fact they are perfectly free from danger. November 11 . 1873 W. 8. MASON. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. rAM obliged to go below in a short time to re plenish my stock, and call upon all my friends to come forward.and settle their accounIt. All will be furnished with a statement during the next week, and I hope all will heed. November 11, 1873. W. 8. MASON. PARLOR LAMPS.?Half dozen paira splendid Parlor Lamps for sale by Nov. 11, 1873. GEO. T. LIGHT. / \IL PAINTINGS?The finest kind of Oil Paint * ' ings now for sale by GEO. T. LIGHT. SCHOOL BOOKS.?My stock of Books is com plete, comprsing Histories, Readers, Arith metics, Grammars - English and other languages. Will sell all School Books on time to responsible parti *. <3EO. T. LIGHT. *T*OB ACCOS?Pride of Virginia at 75c : Durham -1 Genuine at 76; Dogtail70 ; Gravely Chewing, Heathen Chinee at ?1. The l?eat Tobacco in town. Oct. 7. 1873 GEO. T. LIGHT. (11G A RS.?The very best Cigars sold in town and y at prices from 5c to 15c each. No cheap or dam aged stock on hand, Will sell by the Box at a dis c nt. GEO. T. LIGHT. \/T USIC.?I constantly keep on hand a supply of i'l Music, and will furnish any piece pnblished on the Globe in 3 days, at Publishers' prices. Dis count in fnror of Teachers. GEO. T. LIGHT. COAL OIL.?A a Winter approaches Coal Oil ad vances. Will make heavy discount on ten gal lons for Cash. GEO. T. LIGHT. PEARL'S White Glycerine.?This preparation j penetrates the akin without injury,decolorizing | | all a pots, and eflectually removes the various faults of the complexion. It bleaches the skin to marvel- I | lous whiteness, eradicates all spots, freckles, tan, | moth, patches, black worms or grubs, impurities j and discolorations of every kind. For sale by Charleetown. June-17. C. E. SELLER. MONEY, Time, Labor and Leather Saved, by i using Jaequot & Co.'s Celebrated French Blacking. Buy no other. For salt by July 1,1873. C.E. BELLER \JLJ ASHING CRYSTAL.?Flannels and delicate * * colored articles become beautifully clean when washed with the Crystal. For sale*by Chsrlestown. C. E. BELLER; CARBOLATE of Lime?the best Disinfectant Pow/er in use to prevent or stop decomposition and all noxious odors, and to destroy insect life and germs of disease in Xh6 tit?tor sale by .... July 1, 1873. C. E. BELLER. HSW ABV-EETISEMENTS. FOU S AT.E. Stock of Goods. T OFFER for Sale, entire, the STOCK OF I GOODS lxioiiui-iC to the Kst.itp of W. C. Smerer. dece ased, and the STORE-ROOM will be RENTED to the puichascr of etie goods if de.siicil. . ?' . .. r . It seldom occnra that snch an opportunity pre sents itself of doinsr at onxtk an extensive and profitabi,- business, as this establishment has always commanded a large share of public i>a t milage- E. N. SHEKRER. Oc >her 1", 7873?tf. Exi-curnr. CONSTABLES NOTICE. "IVTOTICE is herei'3* ?v?n totlieTiix-Payers of Osburn District, JeffersouCounts, that the DELINQUENT LIST t.f said 1 >istrict for the vear 187a bus been placed in inv bands for Col lection, by order of ttie Conuty Court, and that I will, from this data, cliarpe Interest on all Taxes Unpaid ; and I will rurther say to all who mav be c.iucerned. that after the 1ST Day of Novkmbkh, 1873,1 will commence to seize and sell the property of all parties who nealect t6 avail themselves of this notice, ns this is the last- I will be oomi<elled to make retnrn to the December Term of the County Court. MICHAEL C. ZOMBRO. Countable ot Oaburu District. Oct. SI. 1873?tD3. " FINE TOUIffi HORSE FOR SALft ?<OR sale. afioeTonnjtHORSE?abglifc Bay, 17 bands'hiab, five years old this*/ L works well in siuale or doable box-A . ness, and is a brisk and stylish mover under tb saddle. Warranted sound and t-en tie. Price. fl5, one-third cash, the balance in 6 and 13 months, secured by negotiable note witn Rood ? Vttdoreef. - Enquire at the SPIRIT QHKC?. November 4. 1S73?3t. THE AMERICAN FARMER BEGINS a new votarae January 1. This is an old established standard Farmer's Pnpei*, devotee to agriculture and its interests. Spo cial attention is itaid?besides that uiven to tho staple crops, artificial and home-made manures, &o.,?to Live Stock. Fruit Gmwinn, the Dairy; &c. Some of the ablest of Amerioau agricultu rists wnto tor it. It is Practical. Substantial; Reliable. 81.50 a year. To clubs of live or n.oro only fl each. Very Liberal and Ham-some Pre miums for Clubs. Last three numbers of '78 free to all new names reoeivod before Dec.SI. Spec imen Numbers free. A cents wniiietl evoi-ywhere. SAM'L. SANDS & SON. Publishers. November 4.1873-Su , .Baltimore. aid. SURVEYING, ENGINEERING, &C. TT A VINO resumed tbe practice of LAND SURi I I VEXING, ENGINEERING AND CONVEY ANCING. and haviuK iwsoe'atedmvson. J. M. D. BROWN, with me in tue business, wo offer our services to my old patrons of Jetiorson, Clarke; Fredeiick, Berkeley ondLoudoun. and all others. I will also teach Phonography wherever a class can be formed, or to individuals, on retainable terms. JAMES M. BROWN. Sefrt. 30.1873?tf. FALL MILLINERY ! (\<TRS MARY HENSON lias just received from i'-l Baltimore-her Fall Stock of Goods?HON NETS and HATS, BONNET and HAT FRAMES I RIBBONS, FLOWERS, &c.? and invites the la dies to call nud examine. Will take some Coun try Tiade. Residence on Congress street, Lear the residence of Thos. C. Green, Esq. Ohorlestown. Oct. 21. 1878?'in. I Wbcot; rsr# & to a^ ?* & $*.? tlio _ Nov. 4,1878-tt. E. M. AIK^TTrmr gr ^icfc bquare.Jv.V. Uli? 181 Chaibaiu * ?'? Oiiliw. REVERSE ^Rtlp,'AN-~i-"^ ?Medicine* thai proatr?te?hI^?i T" Bnd violc?t Wlouri Purifier, try M A Mil Ste'*' "nd for " Dandelion whicft act. on^eKMr. Bu' h" ""?* Bowel,, and Jemove. the ;ldpc/*-and by opening it. outlet*. P "* o1 ,he ?Tatem; 02Hw. W" c ;HAB*ILTON ft /CO.; ?????? tJ.uriDn.tf, Ohio. G Si.UmlrLVMi"i't,,C?iMn,?1D' Th? accu^atr. ]ll,?.,r,,.d pri( c? ,u?rl,\/f,d "" n,0,< ~~1 i (i214 w P^^^-enJu. ?r.: without it. M..? I-'1& ,t".VV- *?* Humbup. KKNN K,, yj, CO.. -<1* PS?itb'r ' r x (1 C??rmlnir "_ II,, w affections of an v P?r??n ih? k ff??n this love ft aiinnle mental arqu?r?m,*7 f??la.ttly. I bjJ '">11. for VAc. (,l;,hI"1""'". ?"??, Hr for COUGHS, COLDS, HOAESFWI rh ahd all thhoatSm 8' * U8R WELLS' CABSOLrc TABLETS Put uj> only |? ,,|u<1 J^jr Pombr ???uuND 8U1<KReM?or. r * out*. ^? Nlw ??? Th? Highest Medical Ant^oritfe. -r Europe ?J the atrongei* Tonic, Purlftif auti D obstruent known to the nwdlcal world (, ? Ju 3a. ubeje a tL&i &',r,bbV^7 ? clean.,., ritlatrd blood, rcf?0?il . , feb"l'?t?d, ph"" 'if "" d'r?t'T on Hie L?r,r?nJ*??1V,"uc Price ?j.,w"r. JOHN <1. K^Lo^?^~ R BUkJg'tn**!!1Edhoro0/"J "V! tilolly illluatrated. I hi. book L mefE??*' b,"U* Jarge -.ie. Dr. DEEMS belt..- ^ H w,"> "? Southern p-jple.hi. bookwdi?? * '"end of here. Sold ?&'-faMtad lor pointed by tbe Publisher. t* . ?g?nl. ap. and the Grand Pictorial J?U>r'r for ?*!? ROUND THE WORLD' a^dre.. Tr*V*,f "AL^ C2.4wCN,TJ>|Dt8,T3AurF8 P"B"'"H.NC CO., I e?- |3 LDI?r?ity Place, N.w York. ONLV KNOWN MKDICINE P?rKe., P^ine^anTVuenijttfei.. tbe getber ; the one. tbron b ita m ^ " f "et f0^ ? nbatancea, purify,?? d DorJf'* .?rt-7"? 0,her' la atrtDfthenirjr the ayatem F-r?f ' 7ubile ?J? other" ?1 the .irae time a ton^c .^d ,TL"' ,h'*e P?l? /atom long aoorbt for by mlli i t' dealde-* beforediarovered. Inol^erwofS* ISe?V. 1 B,T?r of two nu-'lieinee and do It m u i ' do the work two We know of 'for they 'L och''ban .,y " ?Tatem but imsuritie. ao 2!^* "ifi'i * ,ro? ,h? <be chyle before ,M.Mn,ert^ In? S* Yf", ,rom' ^MssussL' S rTe?Lh~';h ? Co-tJandt Sr, Kew%b"l"'r,,?,?'- D?P?* October 21.18T3-4w. mSL".L?S-?!"- ?" ?->r Aug-ojt 12,1873. GCO.T. LIGHT. ?yiOUNS^? Excellent VJoIJn., for nle bw ' -p .NGRAVING neatly done by L' D,NKLE ^ Aogn,t ? L. D/NKLE. ^S'?i?as?SSi0a?: -B5',S73- GEO. T. LIGHT.