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Cbarlestown, Jefferson County, Wert T* TVES1HY MOKMMi, KOVKMBER 25, is;". < COUNTY AFFAIRS. The assertion of the Shepherdstown Reg ister, "that the Spirit mail, as well as some pnblio officials of Cbarlestown, have been in the babit of remarking that at Shepherds town, under Republican rule, a large amount of money was expended unnecessarily, and wo intend to do the same at Charlestown, in order to get even with Shepherdstown," is, as far as we are concerned,? to place the mildest con struction npon it,? an unqualified fabrication ; and we defy the writer of the petty articlo in the Register to refer to a single line contain ing such an insinuation as that above quoted in any past copy of the Spirit, or to bring proof of such a remark ever having been made by "the Spirit man." That he cannot do, and he knew it just as well when he threw together the sentences contained in the ma licious article in the last Register as wo do now. That "the Republicans expended money unneoessarily in Shepherdstown," is a con fession that is raiber surprising at the bands of the Register, coming at this late day; but the effect of this honest confession is readily destroyed by the sweeping assertion that "the farming community, who are the tax payers, bave been taxed to the bitter dregs of the cup, to pay enormous sums for the county build ing"," &o , after a promise of "retrenchment and reform " The writer in the Register, and every read ing man in this county, well knows that? notwithstanding the additional burden of erecting county building?, interest on S. V. R R. bonds, turnpike bonds, &c., falling due this year?the taxes have been reduced from one dollar on the hundred to sixty cents.? Even at this figure we are abundantly con vinced that tlie taxes, in the present con1 dition of affairs, are burdensome, and would be gratified to see a still greater reduction; but at the same time we cannot refrain from giving expression to our decided condemna tion of the course of the Shepherdstown Reg ister, in seeking every occasion to stir up and keep alive a petty jealousy that should be sunk into oblivion by every honest and fair minded citizen of Jefferson county. A STAY-LAW. We observe, with regret, that a small party in our midst, belonging to the debtor class, are agitating the question of a Stay-law.? Throughout the State generally, we aro con fident no such law will find popular favor.? We hope, therefore, that no considerable num ber of our citizens will place themselves in an anomalous position by signing any petition on the subject. The State of Virginia has been well nigh ruined by resorting to such tem porary and ruinous expedients as stay-laws, and homestead exemptions. After trying these unwise expedients for ten years, that State ha9 abandoned them, and now finds her self infinitely embarrassed by ever having re sorted to them. Where there is no mode of enforcing debts, all experience proves that people will neither pay principal nor interest. Finally, the day -of settlement comes, like the day of Judg ment, and no man is prepared to meet it. In Virginia the consequence has been the virtual confiscation of the finest estates in the Com monwealth. The originators and authors of stay-laws are there held in detestation. Thorc is but one solution of our financial troubles, and that is embraced by the word Labor. Let every man devote himself to active, healthy labor, and he will soon cease to rely upon temporary and broken-down gentry expedient* to save his property from sacrifice. Stay-laws belong to another century. To forestall and prevent all legislation which tends to foster a particular class?whether a corporation, or an individual?is the duty of the hour. DEBT AND DISHONESTY. The prevailing lack of honesty, says the Lynchburg Newt, may be traced in part to the credit system, which puts a thousand men cf integrity at the mercy of one who seels to escape his just obligations. For if one re fuses to pay, there may be a thousand who are ?willing and anxious to do so, but are by hia dereliction, deprived of the ability. For a man to hold back what belongs to another, when it is iu his power to make satisfaction, is downright dishonesty. Other things being equal dishonesty prevails in proportion to the facilities for escaping obligations. The news paper credit system opens a wide door for Buch delinquencies. The smallness of the sums involved, which ought to bo a reason for their prompt liquidation, is permitted to operate delays and often entire failures to pay, working thereby the greatest injury to pub lishers. These sums, inconsiderable to each subscriber, yot. in the aggregate, are great and essential. The ocean is made up of minute drops, and the earth of atoms. If there were a capacity and willingness in each drop and atom to withhold itself from the sea and plobe, we should hovo worse than chaos.? Delinquent newspaper subscribers in general are as deserving of reprehension as any class of debtors in the world. &5T A bill, says the Wheeling Register, has been introduced in the Ilotise of Dele gates "to protect the citizens of the State, Bnd to elevate the standard of the medical profession." We have not seen a co^y of the hill in question, and hence know nothing of its provisions. Wo infer however that its ob ject 7s to protect the peoplo from quack doc tors and require of medical practitioners at least some evidence of their fitness to practice their profession. The object, is a good one and worthy of all commendation, and if the means for the accomplishment of its purpose are wisely chosen, the bill ought to pass. g3J~ Good bituations are offered to one Jjuodred non-Unioo printers at Pittsburg, Pa. THE WAR-OLOUD. There is represented to be groat excitement ;n Madrid over the attitude of the United States in regard to Cuba. Minister Sickles has boon, and is in danger of being mobbed. Tho roughs of the city who are kindred in everything to those of Havana, are in a tur moil. They have more than once coerced tho Cortes, and have overturned more than one government, and there are few things exist ing administrations fear with greater inten sity than a rising of the Madrid rabble. The aspect of affairs is undoubtedly serious. The cloud of war, at first no bigger than a man's hand, has increased in volume and looks ominous. In consideration of the impossibility for Spain to get all the facts connected with the outrage at Santiago de Cuba before the 27th instaat, tho last day of grace fixed by the President, and tho President being satisfied that Spain will make satisfactory reparation has deoided to grant the time asked. Great activity is still reported in all the navy yards, and a recruiting station has been established at New Orleans. The Navy Department has received up to this time ono hundred and fifty applications for servico under the Government in caso of trouble from ex-volunteer officers of the navy, and applications are constantly being received. The reply is an acknowledgement of-the re ceipt, with tho additional statement that they will be duly considered should tho ocoasion arise for 6uch action. WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. Joint Resolution No. 34, "Requesting our Senators and Representatives in Congress to ask the passage of an act providing for a ses sion of tho United States District Court at Martinsburg," has passed both Houses. In tho House, on tho 15th instant, Senate Bill No. 69, "A bill to establish a reasonable maximum rate of charges for tho transporta tion of passengers and freights, and to pre vent unjust discrimination and extortions in tlio rates to be charged by tho different rail roads in this State for tho transportation of passengers and freights od said roads," com ing up on a second reading, was referred to a special committee of five, to be hereafter ap pointed. The Speaker subsequently appointed as the ' Special Committee above referred to, Messrs. DavoDport, Morrison, Rnotts, of Calhoun, Shirley and Spates. From the Charleston correspondence of the Wheeling Register, under date of tho 15th instant, wo make the following extracts : Tho bill securing to West Virginia Demo critic representation in Congress, has bocome a law. The general laws of tho State are be ing rapidly completed and conformed to the new constitution. A Democratic administra tion, ignoring the oustom of its predecessors has refused to porpctrate a steal of the school monies. The State finances are in a healthy condition, sufficient taxes having been paid into the State Fund to liquidate its recent in debtedness. An adjournment on the 15th of December is an assured fact. Tho Legislature this winter is nobly aton ing for any errors it may have committed last, through want of harmony and inexpcrienco. Ono would almost think from the prompt manner in which it is performing lleroulean tasks in tlie way of legislation, that a new set of men composed it. -The two houses are especially fortunnte in presiding officers, who have much to do with the dispatch of busi ness. In tho Senate, on the 17th instant, Mr. Grantham presented tho petition of C. T. Dul ler and ono huudrcd and twenty-two other citizeos of Jefferson county, protesting against tho repeal of the liquor law. The petition was referred to tho Committee on Finance. On motion of Mr. Grantham, Senate bill 229, a bill changing tho time for holding tho county courts in the counties of Jefierson and Roane, was taken up for consideration. Tho amendments of the Ilouse of Delegates to the bill were concurred in and the bill as amend ed, agreed-to. In the House, on the 17th instaut, on mo tion of Mr. Butcher, Resolved, by this Ilouse, That tho special committee, to whom was referred substitute for Senato bill 09, a bill to establish a reason able maximum rate of charges for tho trans portation of passengers and freights, and to prevent unjust discrimination and extortions in tho rates to be charged by the different railroads in this State, for the transportation of pnssengers and freights on said roads, be directed to make their report as early as pracs ticable. After some little debate, Mr. Davis moved to amend tho resolution by striking out tho word "19th of November," and inserting "as soon as practicable," agreed to. . In the Senate, on tho 18th instant, Mr. Grantham presented the petition of llcy. Jaincs Grammer and 27 others of Jefferson county, asking that the liquor law be not re pealed. Also, a petition signed by A. E. Rogers and 36 others, citizens of Jefferson county, asking that the liquor law be not re pealed. S^S~ President Grant, in an interview with a correspondent on tho 17th, stated that ho should, in his niasaage, again recommend legislation on Utah affairs, in order to relieve ju dicial matters in that Territory from present embarrassment. lie would, in calling attontion to financial subjects, submit a plan not yet fully matured, rendering the currency more flexible, and preventing it, if possible, from being used, as recently, for gambling pur poses. Upon being asked as to the choice of a Chief Justice, the President, after being told that certain eminent lawyers had ex pressed their belief that Senator Conkling would succeed to that office, said ho had not yet indicated the appointment, which in fact, would not be publioly known until tho meot ing of Congress. Bt37~ Governor Jacob has issued a procla mation recommending that tho people of the State do assemble at their usual places of worship, on Thursday, the 27th inst., for the purpose of offering publio prayer and thanks to Almighty God. ?WHAT THE GRANGES fiAVE DONE. There was not mnch popular interest man ifested in the November elections, compared with the great contests of last year, says the Lynchburg Republican, excepting in one re spect. The "Patrons of Husbandry" in various States had candidates in the field, and there was a good deal of speculation as to what would be the result of the appearance of this new party id the political arena. They had candidates in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas, and developed in those States far more strength than was inticipat ed. In Wisconsin the ' Granges" nominated William R. Taylor for Governor, a nomina tion which was endorsed by the.Democrats. The Republican candidate was the present Governor, Cadwalader C. Washburn, In 1871, when Governor Washburn was pre viously elected he had 9,379 majority, but he is now beaten by Taylor, who has about 12, 00Q majority. The ooalition has also carried a majority of the State Legislature, which at the last session hnd twenty-nine Republican majority on joint ballot. In Minnesota sim ilar tactics were pursued as in Wisconsin, Aea Barton being the Farmers' candidate for Gov ernor, endorsod by tho Democrats. The Re publicans placcd a new candidate in tho field for Governor, Cusbman K. Davis, and he has been elected by about 8,000 majority, the Re publicans at the last Governor's election in Minnosota having had 15,000 majority. The "Granges," however, succeedod in electing one of their'candidates by a small majority" E. W. Dike, who was nominated for State Treasurer. In Illinois there was no State offico to be filled, the election being confined to county cilices and a few vacancies in the Legislature. The "Granges" in nearly every case placed candidates in the field, and made coalitions with ono party or the other, being generally successful. In Kansas the -lower house of the Legislature was chosen, and the returns indicate that the Farmers' candidates have been eleoted in moro than two-thirds of the districts. Tho Senate has about twenty Republican majority, that body holding over from last yoar, but the Grangers and Demo crats combined, on joint ballot will have a ma jority of the Legislature. At the October election in Iowa, it will bo remembered that while the Republicans elected their candidate for Governor by a reduced majority, tho com bined "Granges" and Democrats eleoted a ma jority of tho lower house of the Legislature. TbiB shows that in five States of tho Missis sippi Valley where the Farmers' party have appeared in tho field, they have achieved a success w hich will probably lead them to con tinue their organization as a permanent polit ical party. AN ADMISSION OF C0REUPTI0N. One of the results of tl>? recent elections is to extraot some wonderful admissions from I the radical organs of tho Grant administration, Read the annexed from that intensely radical journal, tho New York limes: j "Congressmen in search of something on which to exercise their talents for retrench ment, are respectfully referred to a report to the Treasury Department, of which wo print some extracts this morning. It relates to what aro facetiously called 'collection dis tricts' on the Atlantic coast. In the list which is attached to the report, sixty-eight districts are named. Their entiro collections amounted, in 1873, to S214.110.19, and tho expense of collecting this amount was 8152,733.59. I? other words, for every 28 cents deposited in the Treasury, the sum of 72 cents was re tained by the employees. Nor is this tho worst. Twenty of these districts collected the entire proceeds reaped by tho Government, since the remaining forty-eight collected less than the cost of maintaining them. Of theso forty-eight twelve did not collect ono cent, though they cost the Government S27.908.95 Ono of thom, St. Augustine, Fla., cost SO - 741.03; another, Cherrystone, Va., (we con fess that wo had forgotten thero was a Cher rystone, Va?) cost S4,729.52; still another, thojvenerable island of Nantucket, where no human being ever collected anything but sand and seaweed, cost 81,855.28. These barren collection distriots, at which nothing is col lected, are situated ono each in Maine, Mas sachusetts, Florida, Virginia and New York ; two each in Maryland and West Virginia, and three in New Jersey." A TOUCHING INCIDENT. The Now York TT'orhl saya "there are few modern incidents more full of simple pathos than the quiet visit which Mrs. Mary Custia Lee paid to her old homestead of Arlington about three weeks beforo her death. Mra. Lee had not put in words her heart's longing for the place endeared to her by so many bright associations. During the General's lifetime she had Baid not a word about her confiscated estate, and alter his death she did no more than consent that a modest petition should bo sent up to Congress asking that the judgment which deprived her of her ancient home for no fault of her own, should at any rate bo examined into, even if it could not be revised. It was thought she took this Ftep for tho good ot her children, and not because she had any personal feeling in the matter. But when she felt the hand of death begin to tighten upon her she painfully left the seclu sion to which ten years of rheumatic fever had confined her and slowly and with sad inter est revisited the old homestead and the scenes of her youth and womanhood, and gazed upon that which she had loved so well and longed for in silence and resignation, and then went quietly baek again to Lexington to die. It will add a pang to the sense of loss which her friends have for this gracious lady, of sunh nobility of character and patience in affliction, to feel that tu her other griels was joined this unavailing yearning for the old home she could not come back to?a yearning not put in words nor suspected until expressed by that most pathetio leave-taking on the eve of death." Senator Jno. W. Grantham will ao cept our thanks for a copy of the Annual Report of the Board of Ilegents of the In stitution for tho Deaf, Dumb and Blind. ADVERTISING IN DULL TIMES. The Milwaukee Wieconsi'n relates, tbe fol lowing : "After the crash of '57, when everybody was almost scared to death and the croakers predicted that the country had gone to smash, a dry goods house was opened in this city, which proceeded on the prineiple that in order to reach the hoarded money in the pockets of the people the proprietors must sell at very reasonable prices and advertise very largely. They worked vigorously upon this prineiple. Their brother merchants who did not adver^ tiso predicted that the new comers would be ruined, as they paid too much for advertising. Nevertheless, they persisted. Id a single year they paid five hundred dollars in gold to the Daily Wisconsin for advertising, and at the end of seven years they retired from business with a fortune of one hundred thousand dol lars, while other merohants on the same street, some of them opposite their store, had failed." Commenting on the above, the New York Eaening Post has the following truthful and forcible remarks: "We remember a similar instance among our own advertisers in the panic of 1857.? A merchant continued his advertisement in our columns through the wholo period of stagnation, and notwithstanding many predic tions thnt 'it wouldn't pay.' His testimony afterward was that bis sales were steady and his profits satisfactory, while many a merchant around him who 'couldn't afford to advertise,' saw his clerks stand idle behind the counters. "A financial panio does not mean that no one has any money. There is plenty of money in the country, and those who hoard it are just the ones to be eager for tho 'bargains' whioh a fall in prices holds out. But to buy they must know where to buy, and tbe mer chant who tolls them will receive their oash." All of which, we believe, is as truo as prcachiog. Let the doubting try it. Captain Joseph Fry. A writer in tho Baltimore Gazette furnishes the following sketch of the lots commander of tho Virginius ; Captain Joseph Fry : Ho was burn in Florida, und served many years in the United States Navy ; from tho latter he resigned to join the Confederacy, in which ho held the rank of Lieutenant. As such he served on tho Mississippi,.first under the command and on tho flagship of Commo dore Ilollins at New Orleans. Alter the fall of that city he had command of a 6raall gun boat which the Federal fleet drove into one of the smaller Western rivers, tho "White," I think, and finding it impossible to save her he burnt his boat, landed his battery on a bluff and opened a fire that sunk ono of his pur suers and drove the remainder off. Tho fleet, however, returned, and throwing a body of some five hundred marines in his rear, whilo some four or fivo steamers opened oik his front made it hot for his two gnns and sixty or sev enty men. Fighting all around to tho bitter end. Fry never did surrender, and the first knowledge nc had of the battle's finish was when restored to consciousness in a Federal hospital, when ho found himself severely wounded in the shoulder, and fearnod that bis littlo baud had been nearly all killed or wounded before tho bluff wa9 taken. AN ter he was exchanged and was assigned to duty, his wound breaking out afresh, com pelled liini reluctantly to yield regular service, and, Etill suffering with his shoulder and a semi-paralyzed arm, he undertook the light er duty of commanding a Confederate steamer, tho "Eugcnio," iu the blockade run ning. In this steamer, ono of the few sail ing regularly under the Confederate flag. Cap tain Fry approved himself a skillful, daring commander, and was uniformly sucjessful ? On ono occasion tho "Eugenie," loaded with gunpowder, grounded outside of Fort Fisher under tho guns of the blockading squadron, and when, in view of the heavy cannonade which was opened upon her, ho was com manded from the Fort, from Wilmington, and finally from Richmond, to abandon his boat and save his crew from what was considered tho inevitablo explosion. Fry positively re fused to do so; stood by his ship, lightened her, got a good lido and carried her safely in ?a measure of cool gallantry not easily sur passed, as he was utterly defenseless, carrying no armament. lie simply stood the chance of being blown up, without the excite ment of battle to sustain bis nerve, whilo on the other hand the adjacent coast made es cape easy. From this service Fry was with drawn to superintend the construction of tor pedoes, and for that purpose went to Scotland, where the closing of the ports rendered his efforts fruitless. After tho war I heard of bim in New Orleans, working on somo.patents for saving ships and coring timber, and very poor. Of his conneotion with the Cubans! know nothing, and can only suppose his pov erty and natural love of advonturo combined to bring about his murder. As an old naval officer, having personal ex perience of the laws of blockade, ho both knew tho legal limits of his liability if cap tured, and trusted tho flag he bnre for protec tion from all other penalties. Had the Vir ginius been a Cuban privateer, as alleged, as such sho would havo carried a battery, and Captain Fry would never have surrendered without resistance. Had ho borno a Cuban commission, three or four Bliots over his steamer, within reach, almost, of Jamai ca's coast, would never have brought him to. Tho truth must bo he commanded an Ameri can steamer, and believed that the flag under which he had so long served, and which had conquered him, could and would insuro bim at least civilized treatmeant. An Uncommon Mayor.?New LondoD, Connecticut, hBS a mayor whose vigor in exe cuting the laws caused the common council to vote him a salary of 8500. This action called forth criticism and was condemned as extravagant from many of the citizens. Their protestations have called forth a very pensible letter from Mayor Waller, wherein he says that he believes he deserves a fair salary, which S500 is not, and adds : "I will not re sign in any event until all wholesome police and sanitary regulations are fully, fairly and impartially executed within tho limits of onr city. I will act as mayor to accomplish said purpose with salary if I can get it, without it if I cannot, and, if need be, I will pay a salary for the sako of being mayor until T have'by faithful performance of duty gained the favor of good citizens and the enmity of bad ones " Neat Sbrgicai, Operation.?A very difficult but successful surgical operation was performed on Thursday last by Dr. N. D. Baker assisted by Drs. J. B. Snodgrass and R. M. Marshall, in the removal of an eye for Mr. Broderick of this city, who for a long time has been suffering from a cancerous af feetion of that member. The operation was successfully accomplished and Mr. B. is doing as woll as possible under bis affliction., [A/art?n?Z>ur<7 Statesman, The Mount Vernon Association.? Yesterday a number of tbe vice-regents of the Mount Vernon Association paid a visit to Mount Vernon in company with Governor Walker and lady, of Virginia. There were present of the vice-regents Mrs. IIal&tead,"of New Jersey; Mrs. Washington, of West Vir ginia ; Mrs. Ball, of Virginia; Madame Berg mans, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Surgeon Goneral Barnes, of the District of Columbia. The party lellt here at 10 o'clock A. M., and returned at 4 o'clock P. M., after a de lightful visit. The vice-regents say that al though the visit was an unofficial one, they inspected the premises thoroughly and found everything in complete order. They are unanimons in their praise of the condition of the estate since it has passed into the manage ment of Colonel J. McTI. Hollingsworth, and say that no perceptiblo improvement conld be made in affairs there. It was resolved by those present that an ef fort should be made to increase the endow ment fund, with n view of keeping up the necessary repairs and improving the grounds. Mrs. A. V. Brown, of Tennessee, has been appointed a vice-recent, and not a regent, as has been erroneously reported. [ Wash. Chron., Nov. 20. Representation in Congress.?The Legislature passed, a few days since, a bill di recting the Board of Public Works to certify to the election of Members of Congress of this State. In view of the fact that the Gov ernor declined to perform this duty, we don't exactly see what other action the Legislature could have taken in the case. The persons voted for in October will undoubtedly receive the certificates entitling them to seats in the House. Ben. 'yVilson will thus at last attain the position which ho has had in view for quite a number of years. And after all if a strict construction of the law is adhered to, wo are inclined to think that the October men were legally elected, although they were not justly elected.?MotimlsviJU Reporter?Rep. harried. I" Winchester. ?u t!'f> llth insr hv o?? r W. Howe, JlAMESK. GRIM, of eountv' W. Va.. to Miss ELIZAEE TH DAILY, of Fred' encTi con fit. vt Vh, ""-.j., ui .erea O'l trio 11th inst.. nt "Glen Dnl.bin," the resi dence of Mo l>-idi*Tj father, by Rev D M nil bort JOSEPH T. HIE I'Ttn Mta 'FLORA" conutyf Vn. HU"ry BaKOr' Es<?> uf ,,In 5fiirt|i,8Tjnr<r. nn the lib !tip+ Ivtr t ALLENro^Fnuc^ier g^nn * iT'Va-'? iI,8s kammus l. kobeets, of m 3" dloway, Jefferson county. W. Va. i Mitt r 9'1 'J,e ^''1 jnpt-? it tho former residence of is ll Snyder, deceased, n?ar Shoi'hordstow? i?.i Rov John A Suott. RICHARD D. LAJ[?b' Irederiek, Md? to Miss SALLIE BORDER' of I redericlt, formerly of this county, ' of On the 13th inst.. liv Rev. A. M Evnrs, ?f Ma DPRq"o?lrFfr"d?rick- Md" JOHK W. PAUN VffAlfpTFB'!,fwfi,,W' Ya- to Mis8 LIZZIE of Wnahingtop county. Md. 'i> i ED. 18TS. ??iirn?'f ate At tho residence of her father, near Mount joy?a^ecl about S3 years. A^7ro?wnKwsf0,^r0^0,^t,,e:ISt,, ins* , JOHN a.jH. UNBORN, eon of Robert and Am.5? nt born, a/md 3 months mid is days. 8~ CHART*!"; ISl.-'-8',?1/ in Sl'ouherdstown, 8?? "f William dS BETHC 'si Trrrc' in B.-.H.mnre, Mrs. F.LIZ A Si ff' Wlf0 "r K- - H.nry .Si cor. at NEW^ ADVERTISEMENTS. PUB L lC^ALE" OF ^salsiatole F jsssc!. T5UESUANT to n Decree <f the Circuit Court X of .InflMwm Coni'tv. West, V,-m i , ',' lionoced i.n I ho 80 h day of Oct.-l.e- i? pro" JWraitesr &fin&3r for'tlio SA TL It DA J , the ,,f DECKMB FT? 1S78. THE F '? RM upon which the said Georce K. 1 a>u? now lesidu.-., tinei-torntIiM r Nortu Midd'owny, nd,oi. in^ ",F'V} ? chnel Biisnoy's l.eirs, f!o-, W a , ..-. , "A1" ers. or r, ,n?Vh the? of, Vyth'eacr 7 om"5 iug the bui'.dintrs.) as \vil?pay tfm dVh(^Vi!t?.r?>st and costs of suit and costs of sale Til.. ! mentioned Farm contains ibe above One Hundred and Ton Acres. THE EXTIRF TRACTCaTT?e e<1'cct?<! ? ""'"i th;;La,,d\^ sSiSSsSSil: l^sX'tol' f1"-' f,urUler of the Court Sale to take place at 12 o'clock, M Nov I87q td? G- J'- DkL. SMITH, - -- - .lgJ3?t<i?. Special Commi.s?,n..?i. NEW STOKE ! NEW GOODS! 3Nu^oxtv Prices J ^FIth?U?'.ler,1?ncri? havinff re opened hi. Store at J_ tVie Store I.oom of Mr. W. Ebv four Wcat of the Sappin?rton Hotel, Main Char^" aad ofler?,o ,he p,,Mic? DliY GOODS, GEOdERIES, BOOTS & SHOES, IIATS & CATS, QUEENS WARE j GLASSWARE, r. -?K NOTIONS, &o. "Cte:! :^.tes'r .o erery department of h? b.?fn(!?, "hthTi^ b? durK reaBonable profile lor Caab or Country Pro! \ h.?.pectfuny..t.a .bar. of ,j.JI p^Ho,^th?: P <S TK . FRANK r. GROVE. old^frle^Tth/p^lic catabliabment. gencrxuy, at the abore November 25 1S73. GEORGE W. TAYLOR. NOTICE. " T? mradavr^ext' Tifnn9""" c,os<!rl notice. ~ni~ sssmffiwsrttfi day NoTembcr 35,187S-lf/UtUKL ''?^c^l!ier. OTJTt TEH ;.ls T^^.V'^.r'RUI.KR & BAKER SEWKfi Ml A CAR-LOAD OF DRY YELLOW PINE lumrer Just reccired by Nor. 35.1873?St. STUMP & HA WTfS DR^ P*F KIND/-'NG, finely .plit, kept *lwaT. on band ai our Coal and Wood Yard 7 Nor. 25. WASHINGTON & LIPPITT DRIMB OAK SHINGLES on hand and for T.I. I?ovember 25, .^SmNGTON t UpJZj?' new Advertisements. SELLING OFF AT COST! o YY* E will offer until the lit d.y of] Jftouarj, OCR ENTIRE STOCK OF 12r>y Grootis, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, AND Fancy <&???!?, AT COST, TO CLOSE BUSINESS, Parties wishing- to lay in their sapplj 'of Goods, have now the opportunity of doing- no, a* we leave here the 1st of January, and our entire stock must beclosed out. J. ROSE cc BRO , November 11/1873. Under Free PrcEsOffice. NOTICE To Persons Having Claims - AGAINST THE COUNTY. STATE OF IVEST VIRGINIA : hi the Count!/ Court. Jrfferson Count)/, set.: OCTOI5ER TERM, 1S73. ? ORDERED, That nolices 1)0 served on tlio Justices oppnintod at tile lust .June Term of tiiis Court In audit accounts agaiustthe County, to meet at tlie Court-Houso ou Thursday preceding/ the next December Term oj the Court, and that persons having claims acninst tlio County l>o noiified. tiiroucli the conntv papois. to deposit their ncconnts with the Clerk of this Court, propeily certilied. prior to that day. or to present them to the Committee on that day. The following are the names of the Aii'iiting Cixnniittefe: Justices Smith, Uerr. Waaliiniitou, Keutcli, Avis, HeuKle and lTleuiinj;. A Copy?Teste. T. A. MOORE, Clerk. November 18,1873?St. [Free Press and ltcKister copy S times.] CONSTABLES NOTICE. "T^TOTICE is hereby jriv^n to th? Tax-Pay ors of J_ 1 O-.burn District, Jefferson Countr, titaf. the DELINQUENT LIST <?f said District for tne ve:ir 1872 hits been placed in my liau<Ls for Col lection, by order ot tlio County Court, aud that I will, from this date, charge Intercut on all Taxes Unpaid ; and I will furrlier sav to nil who may bo concerned, that after tlio 1st Day of Novkmbki*, 1873.1 will commence to Beize and sell the property of all parties who neulect. to avail themselves of this notice, as tins is the last.. J will lw compelled to make return to the December Term of the County Court. MICHAEL C. ZOMBRO. C<>usi.ubie ot O^buru District.. Oct. 21.1373 -tlX?. THE AMERICAN FARMER T)EG1NS a new volume January 1. This *s an old established standard Farmer's l'anor, devoteu to agriculture and its interests. Spe cial a! ton lion is paid?besides that uiven to the staple crops. artificial and liomc-mado manures, &c.,?to Live Stock. Fruit Growing, the Dairv. ?&c. Some of the ablest of Amerioan acrrtcultn rists write lor it. It is Practical. Substantial, Reliable. *1.50 a year. To clubs of live or t? ore onlv ? 1 each. Very Liberal and llaudsome Pre miums lor Clubs. Last three numbers of '78 fiee to ail new names received before Doc. 31. Spec imen Numbers free. Aor^nts wanted everywhere. SA-M'L. SANDS & SON. Publishers, November 4,1873 ? 3u. Balfc?m"r??, M.d, FALL MILLIKKB1 ! MRS MARY HEN SON has just. received from Baltimore her Fall Stock'of Goods?BON NETS and HATS. BONNET and HAT FRAMES, RIBBONS, FLOWERS, &c>?ana invites the la dies to call and examine. Will take some Coun try Trade. Residence on Conuress street* l-car the residence of Thos. C. Green, Esq. Charlestown. Oct. 21.1873?1m. ~~ SALT FOR WOOD. JUST received SO Sacks Ground Alum and Fine Salt, which we will K X C II A IV G R FOR WOOD, or Bell for Cash, at tlie Warehouse m our Coal aud Wood yard. WASHINGTON &. I.U'i'ITT. Sept- SO, 1S13. LAMPS. LAMPS! CALL and examine our stork of I^tnps, just oprnod, comprising all styles and varieties? beaut ilul pairs ot Slant! Lamps, exceedingly cheap, also House's Patent Safety Lamp, which renders keroeeneoil as safe ss any fluid burned; in fact they are perfectly free from danger. November II . 1873. W. 8. MASON. MRS. GOLDSMITH invites her customers to ex amine her early styles of Hats, Frames, Bon nets, Ribbons, Flowers and other Trimmings used in the Millinery Department. The stock is com plete and very low. These coods are displayed in a room in the rear of Store No. 19 of GOLDSMITH'S TWIN FRONTS. October 7. 18"3 _ C1ATARKH SNUFF.?This Snuff is superior to / anything yet known for removing the Catarrh. Gold in the Head and Headache. Ft opens and purge* out all obstructions, strengthens the glands, and gives a healthy action to the parts sffected.? For sale by C. E. HELLER. ?f^ENSLOW & Bush's Premium Safety Oil is the \J salcat, purest and inoat economical Oil in the world. No smoke, noodor.no charred wicks, no change ol lamps and no +xplostorm. More brilliant than gas, and sale as a tallow candle. Equal loan extra insuranre policy on your lives and property. For tale by their Agent at Charlestown, C. E. BELLER. ^AWYER'S Crystal Blueing tod Safety Box? *? the standard Blue of America, to be had of November 18, 1S73. C. E. BELLER. RISING SUN STOVE POLISH.?For beauty of polish, saving of labor, durability, freeness from dust and dirt, and for cheapness, this prepa ration is truly unrivaled C. E. BELLER. HAGERSTOWN ALMANACKS for 1374, just .received. C. R. BELLER. C"l ENUINE Meerschaum Cigar Holders, Pride of Virginia and all the popular brands of Smok ing Tob*ccn, Imported and Domestic Cigars, Fine cut and the best brands of Plug Tobacc"?to he bad of C. E. BELLER. Charlestown, Nov. 18, 1873. OUR stock of Drugr* and Medicines will always be found complete as well as frrshand reliable. Prescriptions and Recipes entrusted to us will be carefully coitpounded at sil hours,day and sight, according- to the latest rules of Pharmacy. W.S. MASON. JUNIPER Tar Soap, Glycerine Lotion and Car bolic Snap, agreeable and efficient remidies Jor chap and all cutaneous diseases for ssle at W. S. MASON'S Dm* Store. \XrR have the Ajjrency for the Wines produced at * ? Excelsior Vineyard. A1! desiring-pure Wines for Medicinal purposes can be supplied st moder ate prices. W. S. MASON. ALL the latest styles in Gentleman's and Boys' Hatsat GOLDSMITH'S TWIN FRONTS. October 7, 1873. REYNOLDS' Pills, and all other patent medi cines, ?old by GEO. T. LIGHT. August 12,1373^ - VIOLINS.?Excellent Violins, for sale by Feb. 19. L. D1NKLE. ENGRAVING neatly done by Auirost 23 L. DINKLE. FINE and Coarse Boots at Goldsmith's Twin Fronts. C. W. LITTLEJOHN in Charge. October 7,1873. OOKS in the Library?Bui war's, Tro Hope's, Edwards*, White's,and all popular writers. October 28,1973. GEO. T. LIGHT. REAL ESTATE. PUBLIC SALE -OF A Valuable Farm. T>Y virlne of a Decree entered on the 10th day JL> of November, 1873, bv tbe Circuit Court of Jefferson Conotv. West VirinDia, in the Chan cery snit of N. S. White, Administrator of Leon ard Sadler. Piaiutitl, vs. Francis W. Drew and orders. Defendants, the nndersiened. Special Commissioners appointed by said Decree, will oiler at Public Auction, on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17,1873, in tront of the Ccurt-Honse of said couniy. THE FABM upon which the said Francis W. Draw now resides, Irfhsj adjacent to and partly withm the town of Charlestowu, an<l containing 101 Acres, 2 Roods and 20 Poles. Said ]?ndisof thefinestqualiivof LIMESTONE and very fertile, aud is improved by a tine, larije' Brick MAKSION-HOUSE. Is intersected bv a fine stream of runnine water, (Evott's Run.) and has on it a large and NEVER FAILING SPRING, conveniently located witbin a abort distance of tLe improvements. Said Froj>ertv is convenieutlv situated to Churches, Schools ami Market, jyins partly iu the Corporate limitsof the town of Charlestowu, the County-scat of said county and a Station on the W inchester Branch of the B. & O. Railroad and the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. TERMS OF SALE.?One-third CASH, the resi due in one and two years, equal payments, with interest from day or sale, title to bo withheld to secure the deferred payments until the further order of the Court. ISAAC FOUKE. JOSEPH TBAPNELL. THOMAS C. GREEN. CHAS. J. FAULKNER. frov. 18.18<8?St. 8pecial Commissioners. PUBLIC SALEr" T)URSUANT to a Decree of the Circuit Court I of Jettrrson county, pronounced on the 10th dav of October. 1S73, in a cause therein between it ??FASlt- "iul otboM.B&Mffl* and Emma Belle Ott and others, Defendants, the nnder sicned. bpcc.ial Commissioner nppnintewl l>v tho Deere4* for the purpose, will offer at Public'Sale, in front of tho store of F. W. Berry & Co.. at Rippon, iu said couuty. on THURSDAY, the 18/A of DECEMBER, 1873.? portion of tho Real Estate of the lato Uuroey Ott. deceased, consisting of a Very Valuable llouse and Lot, AND SHOP ATTACHED, situated on tho Turnpike, nt Rippon in ' ? ?VjL00,!S'tv: "'so, SEVERAL OTHER LOTb adjacent, nnd fK.nrincnn the Pike. liiiBP "v!ththe U W0RKt>1101> AND LOr. together OTHTEH XjOTP. ?ufvr*T? ?if ,lle Homestead, nod also I IlE IH1AWGLE lyinjr between the Turnpike aud the County Road at the samo place. This Property is beautifully situated, aud is verv desirable. TERMS OF SALE ?One-Tbird Cash, the resi due in one nnd two years, equal payments, with interest; the deforred payments to be socuietl by a lien ou the premises. Aplat of'the Lots will he shown to bidders, bale to take place at 11 o'clock. A. M. N. S. WHITE. . . _ ? ? Special Commissioner. Daniel Hoflebowor. Auctioneer. November 18,1678- 6t-. Valuable 'limber Land~ FOR SALE. THE underairned offer, for .ale, priT.lelr, Two Valuable 1 racts oI 11MBEK LAND. Th. fir. I contains 130 Aorosp lying-on the Kaat aide of the Shenandoah river,! in Jeffer.on county, Weat Virginia. The put.-' lie road leading- from Keyea' Ferry to Ilill.tK.-~ ro, pa.se. through the centre of tlii. ttact. III:.. ou it a GOOD TENEMENT HOUSE* and ia well watered wilh fine Spring., The *rcat er portion ol it ha* net Leen cut otl .inc. 18-10, at.rf hn.a iar^e prowtb of Che.lnut Timber upon it .t thia timo. The pecond tract contains , . 576 u!3k.C5X-?>=?, lying- on tho Ezat .iile of the Snenandoah river, la ?aid county, directly adjacent to the ri?cr. and It nnle. above the Rloomcry Saab Factory. Will ci.t forty card, of wood per acre, and thoutand.ofr.il foad cross-tic* may be gotten out from the tract It is alao well watered, aud capable of.uh dlviaiuu. II baa on it THREE GOOD TENEMENT IIOLSFS. Both tract, lie within a short distance of Ch.rlea town and llnrper'. Kerry, and the timber on e.cb is ea??y of acre?a. Price aud term, of anle made known on applica t10^ '? i . , w-WCHELUEROE*. September 3, lb?2 ?tf. Joiik ?1. Coylk.] [F.aVk Bcckwith. ?01LE & BECK WITH, 33stato Agonta, I'liai lesion II, Jt'fTi rson Co., W. Vu. HAVING aaa.ici.ted our.elve. in the Real E.tat. Huaineas. we will BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE, IN TOWN/AND COUNTRV, and attend to a GENERAL LAND AGENCY BUSINESS in all ol ita branches,. Titles Examined Free of'charge. C Op* H?frr?n Main ltroct'over th? Drug 8 tors of March 26, 1873? tf. J. GOLDSMITH'S 19. Twin Fronts, 21. \RK crowded to overflowing- with Dry Goods, Noiinna, MUliDei]r,Gon(?' nod Hoys' Clothing and Furnishing Goods. Boots and Shoes. Gathers, Ties, Slipper*, Hats, Caps, Trunk?, Vali?ea, Ac., all bought sioce the recent panic in tlie Fa*t. and to be sold at once, at lt?$ than tnanvfacltirtr*' prices. O.-.tober 7, 1073. ? - ONE HUNDRED OVERCOATS! ONE IMNDRED OVERCOATS t SLIGHTLY damaged, to b. fold at S-. ? ?. 9* and $B?woith 010, $ 15, ?20and gib ; mad* of Bearer, Gbinchilla, Petershsrn. Cloth and Cassi mere. 1 he grandest bargains erer heard of. All sizes on hand, at GOLDSMITH'S TWIN FRONTS. October 7, 1873. - PRESERVE YOUR FL'RS AXD~W00LE5B BY using- Anti-Moth Cedar Soap, Camphorated *? effective and economical?just received and for sale by C. K. BELLER. July 8, 1873. 1 A DIES* Particular Attention is called to the J magnificent stock of MILLINERY GOODS at Goldsmith's Twin Fronts. A room in the rear of Store 19 is prepared for the exhibition, and a Fash ionable Milliner ia in constant attendance. The styles are the very latest, and perfectly beautifuL Prices less than could be imagined. fey- Call early and make your selection*. October 7, 1873. L DIES'SHAWLS, LADIES'HAIR BRAIDS, LADIES' KID GLOVES? all colors: everything worn by ladiaa, can fr e found at Goldsmith's *Twin Fronts. Best material, latest style and lowest prices. October 7. 1873. * CI W LITTLEJOHN. at Goldsmith's Twin J ? Fronts, 19 & 21. will sell a Suit of Clothes and throw in a splendid Overcoat. This is no hnmbuj?. The public are cordially invited to examine ^ar at' ck and learn our prices. Respectfully, October 7, 1873. J. GOLDSMITH. EVERY kind of Boots. 8hoes and Slippers, for man, woman or child, at No. 21 ?f Goldsmith's Twin Fronts, C. W. LITTLEJOHN in Charge. October 7. 1S73. OIL PAINTINGS.?The finest kind of Oil Paint inga now for sale l?y GEO. T. LIGHT. SCHOOL BOOKS.?My stock of Books Is com plete. comprising Histories. Readers^ Arith metics, Grammars- English and other languages. Will sell all 8cbool Books on time to responslbla* pa. ties. GEO. T. LIGHT. TOBACCOS ? Pride of Virginia at 75c ? Durham Genuine at 76; DogtmU70; Gravely Chewing* Heathen Chinee at $1. The best Tobacco iatovo. Oct. 7.1873. GEO. T. LfGHT. CIGARS.?The very best Cigars sold in town and at prices from 5c to 15c each. No cheap or dam aged stock on band .. Will aell by the Box at a dis count. - GEO. T. LIGHT. %/| USIC.?I constantly keep on hand a supply of *Tl Music, and will furnish any piece published on the Globe in 3 days, at Publishers*prices. "Dis count in favor of Teachers. GEO..TV LIGHT. COAL OIL.?As Winter approaches Coal Oil ad vances. Will make heavy discount on ten gal Ions for Cash. GEO. T. LfGHT. FARMEBS and Threshermen wifl find a Kaifr for Cutting Wheat Bands, bv calliag on Sept. 2, 1873: J AS. JJVW. HO OFF.