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Spirit of f effcram. PUBLISUKD WEEKLY, BT JOHN W. DALGABN. OFFICE IN "LEE HALL" BUILDING. TERMS 8UBJCUIPTIOX.?The Paper will be furnlfihed to subscribers at $2.50 per annum, In Advance. When not paid strictly In Advance, S3,oo will pogltlTely t>e charged. ? PROFESSIONAL CARDS. R. P. H. STAUB, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, ?Q?FICE9 45 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. PRACTICES in the Courts of Battimore, Balti more County, Court of Appeals ol Maryland and Supreme Court of United States. Special at tention given to Collecting in and out of the State. REFERENCES: Nation* 1 Union B*nk ot Baltimore. ' Win. Davries & Co. ? i National Bank, Msrtinsburg, West Va. Berkeley. Saving's Bank, Martinsbufg-, West Ta. . Carroll, Adams & Necr, Baltimore. 1871-tf. tlsxav L. Bbooke.) [8t. Geo. T. Bbooki [Daxiil B. Lucas.] BROOKE & LUCAS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, CharUttown, Jefferson Co., IV. Va. r A VING this day entered into partnership in the i of the law, we will attend regularly is of Jefferson, and the Superior Courts _ , Morgan, Clarke and Frederick coun ties. September!, 1872?tf. WM. II. TBAVERS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlettawu, Jt Cernon County, Virginia, tl/'ILL practice in the District Courts of the Uni* tad Slates for the District of West V.rginia.? particular attention paid to cases ia Bankruptcy. July SO, 1870. SAMUEL J. C. MOORE, ATTORSEY AT LAW, Berry ville, Clarke County, Virginia, AMD CLEON MOORE. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles town. Jefferson County, We6t Va., Wf II' L undertake cases jointly in tho Courts of ? * both ot said Counties. May 28, 1S72. FRANK BECKWITII, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cfa&rlestown, Jefferson County, West Va. OFFICE on Main street, over Drugstore of C. E. Boiler. February 11. 1873 ?ly. COOKE & KENNEDY, Attornoys at L?,Wi Charlestown, Jefferson County, W. Va., t'17ILL practice in Jefferson and adjoining Coun VY ties. EJ- Office first door West of "Carter House." April 1-2. 1370?tf. E. WILLIS WILSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Harper's Pery, J e erson Co., WEST VIRGINIA. Till practico in the Couits of thisand the fcd ? ? joining Counties. Aug. 17. IS70. CHARLES DAVIES, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, Ttni'L attend to business in all the Courts of W this State. , June 4, 1S72. DB. 0 ? T. R1CBASV80S, 1* 11 y s i c i a n Sr. Surpeon, CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA. J If A VE tnken an Office on Main street, (first door Eeat of Mmnn'a [>ru? Store), where"! can be found during thr day. At night messages should be sent to uiy residence, come? of Liberty and Mildred ?ire*u. C. T. RICHARDSON, M. D. June 27. 1*71?tf. DR. B. B. HANSON. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, CHARLESTOWN, WEST VA. ? FFIC-E at residence, on the corner of Chirles and Liberty streets. April 15, 1373? tf. " DB. A. F. SMITH, DE.VTIST, TENDERS his services to the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity. Office at' residence. Full upper sets of Teeth, from S12 to 320 ; partial do., ?5 to $$1(1. Filling's.from $1 upwards. Extracting only 50cente. Ail work warranted.and satisfaction guaranteed. Referene.es when required. May 14, 1872?ly. l>russ< XJrugs. rpHE undersigned having lately purchased -r the interest of Dr. J. A. Straith, in the firm* st Geo. T Light & Co , will be constantly adding to his stock of DRUGS, ME01CIME8 AND CHEMICALS, nt their old and well-known stand on Main street, where can also be obtained a complete assortment of DYE STUFFS, WINDOW GLAfcS, PAINTS, PUTTY, ?uperinr Coal, Lubricating, Sperm. Lard and Lin seed Oils, all of which will be sold as low as tlw Eastern markets will affoid ; also Coal Oil Lamps, Chjna Vases, Toilet Sets, Fancy A1 tides, Fine Per fumeries of the most popular kinds. Pomades, Kine'a Ambrosia Burnett's Cocoaine, Stonebraker's ' Hairs and Chevalier's Hair Restorers and Renewers, also a large stock ot PATENT MEDICINES, SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY, embracing all of the most popular and reliable re medies. and. also the latest Novels and finest kinds oiHtalidnery. As the quality of Medicines is always of the greatest importance both to the Physician and his. Patients, we make it our constant care to secure zaone but the purest Medicines, and by his long ex perience in the retail business, be is prepared to nil Physicians* Prescriptions and Compound Medi cines according to the latest and strictest rules of Pharmacy. The public can confidently rely on liaving their proscriptions carefully and accurately prepared a? all hours of the day and night N. B.?I take this occasion to return my sincere thanks for the very large patronage bestowed upon me by the community, and to express my grateful acknowledgment of the high appreciation of my fellow-citizens of my efforts to serve them ; trusting that I may be able in the future to render entire satisfaction to all who may favor me with their sup port and confidence. GEO. T. LIGHT. February *20, 1872. O Julius C Holmes ] [Henfy D. Robt IX olmos tfc Pt-uat, BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, Caarlestown, Jefferson Co., W. Va. HAVING formed & Cc-partnersbip for the pur pvjse of energetically conducting* the business of House Building and Carpentering generally, | hereby notify the citireus of the county of Jefferson that they are ready for and solicit orders, and by , promptitude, faithful work and moderate charges, expect to make it advantageous to all to omploy them. I January 21, 1873?tf. COAL AND W 0 0 D^VAUdT^ WASHINGTON & LIPPITT XIJILL keep on hand a constant supply of COAL of all kinds, and Sawed and Split WOOD, -which they will furnish and deliver in quantities to wait customers, for Cash. Orders left at Yard, cor ? ner Samuel street and B. & O. R. R. Q&- Cash paid for Bonea. Jun* 10,1873?ly. i>. W. p. Our 3P3 ow^Plouglis. WE are manufacturing a large lot of them and we guarantee satisfaction in every ase or no ?ale. WEIRICK & WELLER. . January 4, 1871. rifepr . <2*Q f\ P?r <**7 - Agents wanted! All classes of working people, of either sex, young or old, make mOre money at work for us in their spare moments, or all the time, than at anything else. Particulars fiee. Address G. Stin aon Co., Portland.Maine. Sep. 17,'72-1 y. RY the Arctic Soda Water at Mason's Drug Store. Tbe beet in town. BALTIMORE CARDS. UPWARDS OF FIFTY FIRST PREMI0MS, GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS, Were awarded to CHAS. M. STIEFF, for the beat PIANO, in competition with all the leading Manufacturer of the country. OFFICE AND WAREROOM8, Np, 'BaBahore^ tifif. j Tfie ?upenomj of the Urinvalled Stieff* Piano Forte, is conceded by all who have compared it with othera. In their New Grand Square Scale, 7J Oc taves, the manufacturer has succeeded in making the most perfect Piano Forte possible. Prices will be found as reasonable as consistent with thorough Workmanship. A large assortment of Second Hsnd Pianosalways on hand, from $75 to $300. We are agents for thecolebrated Burdett Cabinet, Parlor and Church Organs, all styles and prices,to suit every one, guaranteed to be fully equal to any made. Send for Illustrated Catalogue,containing names of over. 1,500 Southerners, (500 of whom are Vir ginians, 200 North Carolinians^ 150 East Tennes pecans, and others throughout the South,) who have bought the Stieff Piano since the close of the war. April 3, 1873. PERSONAL. NOAH WALKER ft CO , The Celebrated Clothiers of Baltimore Announce the introduction of a plan of ordering CLOTHING AND UNDERWEAR BY LETTER, To which they call special attention. They will send on application their improved and accurate RULES FOR SELF-MEASUREMENT, and a full line of samples troin their immense stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, Coatings, Shirtings, &c.t thus enabling parties in any part of the country to order their Clothing and Shirts direct from them, with the certainty of receiving garments of The Very Latest Style And Most Perfect Fit attainable. Goods ordered will be sent by Express to any part of the country. As is well known throughout the Southern States they have for Forty three Years excelled in all departments of their business, which is a substantial guarantee as to the character of the Goods they will send out. A large and well assorted stock of ItEADY-M ADE CLOTHING always on hand, together with a full line of FURNISHING GOODS includingall the latest novelties in design, and AT POPULAR PRICES When Goods are sent per Express C. O. D., there will be no collection charge on amounts of 8*20 and ov?r. Ruies for self-measurement, Samples of Goods a*.d I'rice List free on application. The at tention of the Trade is invited to our Wholesale Department, which is always kept up totbe highest standard. NOAH WALKER & CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in Men's snd Boy's Clothing and Furnishing Goods, either ready-made or made to order. 1G5 and 1(57 bultimore Street, JJALTISIOUE, MD. April 1,1871. SAPPIMGIOH HOTEL, Charleston n, Jefferson Co., W. Va. HAVING leased the Sappington Hotel for a term of years, and haviu<? re- furnished it hautiaomely from Basement to Attic, it is now open for the accommodation of tho public. The TA BLE will be bountifully supplied with all the luxuries ami substantiate that the City and Country market? afford. The BAR will be supplied with only Choice Li quors. None but polite and attentive Servants will be employed, and nothing shall be left undone that wiMcontrihute to thecomfort and pleasure of guests. The STABLE is commodious and will be attend* ed bv an experienced Ostler. A POUTER will attend all the trains to conduct visitors to the Hotel, and to transport buepagc, &c. DR. J. JOHNSON. Late of Washington County, Md. Oct. 1, 1872. 51 0 U NT A IN V I KWIIO TE L, (Late Shenandoah,) Harper's Ferry, West Va. Situared at the junction of the B. & O.and the W. & P. railways, and commanding from every point magnificent views ol tho sur rounding country. THIS Houm, located in the centre of some of the finest scenery in the world, has been altered, | repaired, refitted and refurnished 'throughout, and | is now open to the public. As a'Sumuer Resort the House is unpnralleled. Jefferson's Rock, Mary- , land Heights, Shannondale Springs, and other pla ces of interest, are in the immediate.neighborhood. Carriages, Horses. ^r? for hire. The traveling* public, generally, are assured that they will find Mountain View one of the most con ? venient, comfortable and elegant bouses iu-this sec tion of the country. JAS. T. REED, Sup't. O. E Maltbv, ) d . . J. J epse Mooa?JProPrletor?? July 16, 1S72. . McSherry House, JVo. 25. Queen Street, MARXISTS BURG, W. VA. Porirr and Hack at every train for the accom modation of guest.. JAMES H. McSUERRY, Prop'r. Jno. F. AfclNTVBB, Clerk. May 20, 1873 ?tf. B. K. JAMISON & COm successors to P. F. KELLY & CO., Bankers and Exchange Brokers, NORTHWEST CORNER OF Third and Chestnut Sheets, June 25. 1873?ly. Philaorlphia. ~EDW'D J. EVANS & CO., NURSERYMEN AND SEEDSMEN, YORK, PA. O^-CATALOGors Mailed to Applicants .^30 Refer (by permission) to Hon. J. S. Black , Washington. D. C.. Weiser, Son & Carl, Bankers, York, Pa. June 3, 1873 ?6m. V'VRILLS. DRILLS.?I would call attention of XJ Farmers needing Drills to the Keller and Bick ford & Huffman. 1 place these goodson the market knowing that they have no superior?and of that I'll let the farmer be the judge. I can supply all orders for these goods, the supply being always equal to the demand. July 8. 1873. JAS. LAW. HOOFP. NEW Crop Turnip Seed for sale bv July8, 1873. JAS. LAW. HOOFF. ON hand and for sale, several styles of Summer Lap Dusters. JAS LAW. HOOFF. June 3, 1873. PATENT Self-Heating Charcoal Smoothing Iron* for sale by JAS. LAW. HOOFF. HOG POWDERS.?My powders were thorough ly tested two years ago and gave general sat isfaction, and am now preparing the same powder. I would advise all coiiae them both as a:preventive and cure. Tablespoonful dose. August 12, 1873. ^ GEO. T. LIGHT. GIRClJ L\T1NG LIBRARY.?To accommodate the reading community, I have reduced the price to 10 cents per week in advance. Any Book to read for that sum. GEO. T. LIGHT. CONDENSED Beef for Children, and Invalids generally, has no superior as a.nourisher. For sale by W. S* MASON. J August 6,1873. BAJTKINQ BUSINESS. BANK DIBECTOKY. First National Bank of Jefferson AT CHARLESTOWN. Officers. COLIN O. PORTER, President. SAM'L HOWELL, Cmahier. J."V. SIMMONS, Teller. Discount Day?T neidaj. Bank of Charleatown. Officers. J. W. GRANTHAM, President. GEORGE A. PORTER FIELD. Cashier. JOHN PORTERKIfLD, Teller. Discount Day?Friday. ~ agent?. >??The following gentlemen are duly au thorized to receive Advertising and Sub scription for the " Spirit of Jefferson," and to collect and receipt for the saute : Geo. D. MoGlinoy?ShephcnUtown. John P. Kbrfoot?Martiniburg. Guas. R. Lee?BerryvHie. Joel \V. Roberts?Middleway. Adam Link, Jr.? Dujfuh/s Depot. Jar. W. Barnhart?(Jnionville. M. W. Burr?Broicn's Shop. E. H. Roberts?Kearney sville. Henry S. League?Leetown. John W. Daloarn. TO TBAVELEBS. WINCHESTER. POTOMAC & IIARRI SONBURG DIVISION, B. & 0. R. R. TIME T A BLE. Trains Gome South. Leave A.M. A.M. P.M. IV Harper*? Ferry at 6 25 10 40 " 1 25 r.23 Halltown, 6 06 10 66 1 61 P.30 Charleatown, 6.28 11 07 2.13* 8.40 Cameron's, 6.50 11.18 2 35 8 59 Summit Point, 7.12 11.29 2.59 9.09 Winchester, 9 00 12.13* 5.00 9.45 Arrive at Straaburg 10 57 1.06 6.35 P. M. Arrive at Hnr'nburg 5 25 3.30 Tbaixs Goina Nobth. Leave A.M. A. M A.M. P.M. Harrisonburg, 7.00 1.40 Straaburg at 6 30 11.39 4.OK P. M. Winchester, 5.00 9.00 3.40 5.04 Summit Point, 5 33 9*56 4.44 5.44 Cameron's, 6.44 10.12 6.02 6.55 Charleatown, 5.55 10.28 5.20 6 06 Halltown, 6 06 10 56 5.38 6 18 Arrive at H. Ferry, 6.22 11.25 6.05 6.35 Train leaving Charleatown at 10.28, A. M.f con? necta at Harper's Ferry with Mail Trains East and West, which paaa over the Old Route to and from Baltimore. Other trainB pass over the Metropolitan | branch. Fast Freight. No. 7 leaves Straaburg at 8.30 P. M. ? passes Charleatown at i2.24 A.M., and reaches Harprr'* Ferry at 1.20 A. M. Fast Freight, No. 8, leavea ITarner's Ferry at 11.10 P. M , parses Charleatown at 12.24 A. M., and arrives at Strneburg-at 3 5S A. M. A. B. WOOD, Agent, Harper's Ferry. THOS. R. SHARP, Nov. 3,1873. Master of Transportation. BALTIMORE AND_0IH0 RAILROAD. SCHEDULE of Pansencrer Trainsarrivingand de parting at Hirper'a Ferry ^Station : TRAINS GOING WEST. Cincinnati Express via Washington.. 10 26, A. M. St Louis ?? w ?? 10.04, P.M. Mail Train " ?? " old tr'k 12.( 0, M. Winchester Acc'n " ?? 8.03, P.M.* TRAINS GOING EAST. Cincinnati Express via Washington.. . 8.04, A. M. St. Louis Exprea* via Washington.... 7.05, P. M. M*il Train via Old Track to ail points. 1.06, P. M. Winchester Ac'n " " .... 6.45, A.M. Trains on Main Stem make close connections at Harper's Ferry wiih trains running on W. P. & S. Division to Strnaburp and points farther South At Hngerstown Junction with trains for Hagers town, fc. Throuerh Tickets to all prominent points West, South, East and North. Ticket Office open for all passenger trains, day and night. Comfoftabie facilities for waiting pas sengera. A . B. WOOD, Agent. Harper's Ferry, Nov. 3, 1873. GEORGE II. IIAGLEY, Manufacturer of Ladies' and Genie*, Boys* and Youths', MiRica* and Children's BOOTS, GAITERS AND SHOES, Of ali Styles and Grades, HAVING now permanently located 1 in Charlcstown, has just pur-J chased a large snd well put up Stock of the VERY BEST MATERIAL, including supe rior French Calf-Skins, Moroccos, Alligator, Eng. lieh Hen Sole, &c. His determination ia to make the best quality of work, and whilst he ofTets many thanks to those who have assisted him in building up bis trade here, be has determined to spare no efforts to increase the same to its utmost extent.? Terms Cash. GEO II. IIAGLEY. At Duffield's, we hare just purchased our Fall Stocky Boots, Shoea. Hosiery, Gloves, Underwear, Confectionery, &c. Also a larg?supply of Leather. G. H. & J.T. HAGLEY. October 21,1873-odMy 131y. FIRE ! FIRE ! AT BROWN'S SHOP. THE undersigned would inform hiaS friends ana the public generally that he is still at the above named stand, and will continue to manufac ture to order Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, &c. Special attention eriven to STITCHED BOOTS AND LA DIES' WORK. None but the best material used, and *11 work guaranteed. Repairing neatly done, and at moderate rates. Orders filleo promptly March IS, lS73-ly. M. B. MILLER. TO ALL CONCERNED! HOUSE PAINTING, GRAINING, PAPElt HANGING, &C. JOHN N. WHITTINGTON .pain prnffer? hi?.er vices to the public, for the speedy execution and in the most arlistic style.of anv work in the HOUSE PAINTING. WALL PAPERING, FURNITURE RENOVATING, or CHAIR CANING Jine. Prices reasonable* and satisfaction guaranteed. Thank ful to his/riends for the encouragement of the past, I he confidently hopes, from enlarged experience and I increased /facilities/or the execution of his business, ' to receive a reasonable proportion of the work in bis line. OO-Shop in basement, next door to Mr. John Ashbaugh's Tailoring establishment. Northwest torner of Liberty and Lawrence sts. July 29.1973?3m- J N. W. JAMES W. BUTT, HOUSE JOINER AND CARPENTER, Charlestown, W. Va. CONTINUES to execute every variety of work in his line, and will undertake and complctecon tracta in the*shortest possible space of time. By promptness, reasonable charges and good work manship, he hopes to merit a continuance of public patronage. Orders left aft ttaA Spirit" Office will receive prompt attention. October 28, 1873?6m. TO FARMERS and MACHINISTS* I have just received a prime article of Lubricating Oil, which we are selling at 60 cents per gallon W. 8. MASON. MOORE'S Hog Cholera Remedy, prepared ac cording to origin*] recipe, at Aug 5. MASON'S Drug Store. STATIONERY a speciality. Paper and Envel opes of all kinds, the best stock of Kaacy Goods in the Lower Valley Come and see. June 24, 1873. W. 8. MASON. SILVER Soap, for Silver, sold by August 12, 1S73. GEO. T. LIGHT. PURE Sherry, Madeira, Port. Hock and Claret Wines, sold by GEO. T. LIGHT. Spirit of Jtfferson. Cbancgtow, JelrewoM Co???j, wm t?. TuisDAT MOEITIHB, BICIM ?K a, 1873. some"of the laws passed. [From the Charleston Osnrier.l We give below a list and nature of the laws passed by the Legiglatfire daring its present session, and whioh being already signed by the Governor, have beoome laws. Besides those we enumerate, there are others now ia the bands of the Governor, awaiting his sie? nature. The laws are as follows : . Ar m ""J,".8 the conseot of the Legisla. TT*V$ a V,r*lni? to ,ho pnrohase by the United, States, of land within this State for Sennit The *>?' originated in the Senate and gives consent to the Federal Got ernment to "purchase and hold tracts of land for the purpose of erecting thereon light houses, beacons, works for improving Davie., tion postoffices, custom houses, or any other needful public structures. whatever," and that the quantity of land shall not exceed at any place, five acres. Thfc friends of the James River and Kanawha Canal, will rejoice to see that every facility is thus being used bv the Legislature, to securo to us the appropriation Pr?^Sedft0 be m"fe by Congress, at its next i~i?'pPr?;r "" The next is "an act requiring the executive officers of this State to certify the election of the members of the 43d Congress of the Lpited States, from the several districts of this State. ' The bill originated in the House of Delegates, and at the head of the bill is recited, "Whereas the duty of ascertaining who were elected to the House of Represen tatives of the Congress of the United States from the several districts of the State of West \ irgima, has not been performed by the officer upon whom it was devolved by law bv reason whereof the said State will he without repre sentation in the House of Representatives at ?meeting of the 43d Congres,, and the in. terests of the people of the said State in said body for a considerable length of time neg lected and unattended .to, /or tl.o remedy whereof, be it enacted," &e. It provides tha^ the executive officers, or a majority of them ascertain who was elected and furnish cerl A,,! .. eleot'?" t0 elected, at once. At the bottom of this act isappended the fol lowing, which speaks for itself: | Office of Secretary or State ) | Nov. 15th, 1873. * f I certify that tho foregoing act, bavin? been presented to the Governor, foi> his ap proval and not having been returned by him to the House of the Legislature in which it originated, within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the State, has become a law without his approval. C. Hedrick, rp, Secretary of State. J he third is "an act to provide for holding circuit courts when from any cause the judge shall fail to attend, or if in attendance, cannot properly preside." The bill originated in the benate and has appended the same certificate of tho Secretary of Snte as the next preced ing act, not having boeu signed by the Gov ernor. It provides that where the judgo fails to attend on the first day of tho circuit court for any county, the attorneys at law practic ing in said court, or a majority of those in at tendance, by wrl,IO?; under t,)e;r ]l8nd appoint some discrete person to act as judge, who shall tako the usual oaths of office. It clothes the judge, pro (em, with all the pow ers as are conforred upon circuit judges, but the bench shall bo vacated by this temporary judge, if the circuit judge appear and offer to discharge the duties of his offico. It also provides that in cases where the judge cannot properly preside, having interest in causes to bo tried before him, the parties or their at torneys shall in like manner as above appoint a judge pro tem. to hear and try such cause or causes and gives him the same power and authority as circuit judge. The .alary of such temporary judge is fixed at ten dollars per dtrm for every day he sits. provides for "the sale of es oheated forfeited and unappropriated lands for the benefit of the school fund.'.' This is a very long bill and in our restricted space we could not well give an outline. The next act is one authorizing the Wes ton .?d Clarksburg Railroad Company ?0 r0U,?r ,s t0 P?8S by Buckhannon and I hillipp, and terminate in Taylor county either on the N. W. Va. Railroad or the BaU timoro and Ohio Railroad, at suoh point as may be agreed upon, and to repeal the twelfth ?nH rn ?t I *Cl' ln?orPw?t'ng the Weston and Clarksburg Railroad Company." This caption to the bill explains the nature of the bill. It has a similar certificate of Secretary of State attached, as the other bills not ap the'senate. G?VerD?r' "d ?"8inated in Another act amends and re-enacts sections fifteen and seventeen of chapter 140 of the Code, concerning executions forspecifio prop erty and writs of Jiere facia*, and is approved by the Governor. It amends the Code sub? ject to the limitations proscribed by law. A party obtaining an execution may sue out other executions at his own costs, thongh the return day of a former execution has not yet arrived ; and may sue out other executions at defendant's costs, whero on a former execu- I tion there is a return by which it appears that | the writ has not been executed, or that, it or ' any part of tho amount thereof is not levied ; or that property levied on has been discharged by legal process, which does not prevent a new execution on the judgment. In no case shall there be more than one satisfaction for the same money or thing." "A motion to quash an execution may, after reasonable notice to the adverse party, be heard and decided by the court whose clerk issued the execution, or if in a circuit court, by the judge thereof, in vacation, and such court or judge may; without such notice, make an order staying proceedings on the ex ecution until such motion can be heard and determined. A copy of the order so made must be served upon the officer in whose bands the execution is.'' There are several other laws passed, of which we will publish a synopsis shortly. ? To enable gentlemen to get through their visiting list, the following rule has been adopted : An ordinary evening call is fifteen minutes ; half an hour is a visit; longer than that is spending th? evening. POETICAL. ? SONG TO BRING SU3XP. Two little eyes. Bine as the azure deep of the gkies( Now so roguish, now wondrous wise. Solemn aud funny. all in a twink. Changing and changing with every wink. Two little lips, Red as the flaming coral tips, Sweet as the rose the wild bee sips. Singing and prattling all day long. Aud Kissing and coaxing with witchery strong. Two little hand*, Bnsv ns bird, and busy as bee, Gathering "funny things" for me: Weaving welis, and "building a bongo Just the size for a wee, wee mouso." Two little feet. Trot-foot and light-foot?O. what a pair! Now here, now there, now everywhere; Running of errands, dancing in glee, Skipping aud jumping merrily! Two little eyes?closed f Two little lipe?shut! Two little hands?claspedl Two litrle feet?still! God give my darling pleasant dreams. MISCELLANEOUS. THE BROKEN CHAIN. A RUSSIAN STOfcT. AN the month of April there is generally wintry weather throughout Russia; the beams of the sua oan scarcely break through the gray olouds which cover the sky ; the snow freezes as it falls, into a hard, thiok mass. With a dull sound the blocks of icq dash apainst each other- as they ate carried down the rivers, which sometimes and in some places are frozen over in a smooth sur face of ioe. Here is a man coming along driving a one horse sledge ; he is a Uussian postillion, with a high leather oap and buee boots reaching to his knees. A lur-liued jacket protects him from the cold. Tbis sledge-driver has just turned round the oorncr of a dark pine forost, I and has arrived before m cottage roughly built of the trunks of trees. Ilere he stops his horse and alights. A young woman with an iniant carefully wrapped up in her arms stands at the door and greets the arriving traveler. "Good day, good day, Catharine," cries tho postillion. "But what is the matter, sister ? why don't you welcome me with your usual emile 7" "Alas ! good brother Peter," fcho replies with a sigh, "misfortune and sorrow have en tered our usually so happy dwelling. You kno<v that my poor Nicholas is in arrears to our Lord of the manor, Count Silowiu, in de livering the corn and hay he owes him. Last yeor was such a bad one; and now to-day, the Count has sent a striot order that before six days have passed the arrears must be paid, or he will take measures to force us to do so.? Alas ! alas ! what shall we do T We have scarcely enough broad for ourselves, and win- I ter is not over yet. What will become of us dear brother, if tho good Ood does not graciously cooie to our aid ?" Brother Peter had sat down on the edge of tho sledge, staring thoughtfully straight be fore him. Suddenly he passed his hand across his forehead, jumped up quickly and said.? "Ye3, yes, that is it! t'nst will do, and will certaiuly be enough." Then turning to his sister, ho said, "Don't trouble yourself, good Catharine. To-morrow I will oomo back and bring what is necessary to satisfy the Count Silowitz." "You are always our doliverer in trouble, good Peter," said his sister. "But tell me, I how do you mean to do it this time?" "That is my affair, dear Catharine," replied I Peter; "and the only thing that I ask of you I or your husband ie that you a?k me no more I questions about it. I must return home again now, for we have no time to lose. Farewell, dear sister, and be of good oourage." Quickly, Peter's sledge glided along the I frozen snow ; nothing was heard but the bells on the horse's ncck. Next day tho good-natured Petet entered hie sister's humble dwelling. His brother-in law, Nicholas was also at home now. "You know," he began in a grave voice, "that I will not be questioned as to the way in which I obtained what I hope will satisfy the Count. Remember that!" With these I words he pulled out of his pouoh which he wore, a broken silver chain, handed it to his brother-in-law, and said, "There, good Ni- I cholas, take that; I hope it will be enough." At the end of the obain/ hung a little gold shield, on which a Greek cross and the letters A. and S. were engraved. The sister and brother-in-law's wonder was bo grcat-that, in spite of the prohibition, they were eager to ask some questions about it. _ I "I. could tell you where I got it," said Peter, "but it would be rather disagreeable for me to do so. Be content to know that if I give you this half chain, I have a perfect ! right to do so. It is my own property, and that's enough." Nicholas and Catherine did not venture to | press their good-natured brother any further; j but they could not get over their astonish ment, which was wonder mixed with a certain ! degree of fear. "Listen, Nicholas," continued the good pos tillion ; "I have at this moment very impor- | tant dispatches with mo which must not bo I delayed, and I have to go a whole day's journey with them, otherwise I would myself | go and sell the chain to some Jew in the town : of Astrachan-, but you must do it yourself now, and if the money you receive should not be enough to satisfy tho Count, I hope when I return in a couple of days; to be able to make up the whole sum." As if the good brother wished to withdraw himself from all thanks as well as from further ouriosity, he quickly embraced his sister, gave his brother-in-law a hearty shake of the hand, hastened into his sledge and drove away. Faithful to his promise, two days after he stopped again before the log hut, got out, and entered ihe room. This time his sister did not come to meet him, which struck him as rery strange. She sat still, weeping bitterly, while two neighbors standing before her were trying to comfort her. Poor Catharine, how ever, was so sunk in grief that she did-not at first notice her brother's entrance. What Peter how learnt astonished him. Hia brother Nicholas had gone into the town and tried to sell the piece of silver chain to a German Jew. This man who could not understand how so precious a treasure had fallen into the hands of a poor peasant, suspected at once that he had not come by it honestly; and when, after a more minute examination, he perceived the first two letters of. the aoble house of Silpwitx engraved on the golden shield, he thought he hid discovered ? theft. He had Nicholas arrested by the police, aod the poor man was led at onoe to the castle of the Count, which was situated near the towo, to be examined by him, and explain how he obtained possession ot the broken ohain.? After the examination he was either to be set at liberty or delivered np to justice. When the postillion had heard this sad news he raised his eyes to heaven, and exolaimed, in a firm, confident tone, "God is on oar side! Away then to the castle of Silowitz I" Without delay he started thither. Night came on. The north wind raged, whirled up the snow, and howled through the pine forest. For a few moments the moon shone through the dark cloud, and with its pale light illu minated the vast snowy plain. The town of Astraohao, through which Peter must pass to reach the castle of Silowitz, is situated on an island formed by the river Volga. Here he was obliged to rest himself and refresh his tired horse, though haste was important, but afterward he went forward all the quioker.? The second day had already almost oloeed ip when he reached the Count's castle, and begged to be led at once before the Count, as he had an important message to deliver to him.? This was done. Peter found the stern nobleman in a largo hall oo the ground-floor) sitting in an old fashioned chair of state, while before him, trembling and shivering, stood the poor un happy Nicholas, who did not know how he should answer the questions about to be put to him. Close to the Count, Peter saw two men, who held in their hands that terrible Russian instrument of punishment, the knout. Nicholas had not the slightest doubt of his brother-in-law's honesty and truth, and was sure he had by fair means become posessed of the silver chain, nevertheless he feared that he might get him into some trouble or cause him some unpleasantness if he told the Count that Peter had given him the treasure to res cue him from his distress, so that be persisted in maintaining a strict silenoe. "You 6hall have a hundred strokes of the knout if you don't answer mo immediately," exolaimed the young Count, in an angry voice to the unfortunate man. "Whence comes this ehain ? Who gave it you ? "I did, my lord," said tho postilion, calmly, as making a deep oboisanse he stood before tho Court. Then ho drew himself up qui etly and gazed at the angry man. "You gave it him, did you ?" stormed the Count. "You wish, I suppose to share the knout with your companion in orime? Your desire shall be gratified." "Pardon me, my lord," replied Peter; "there is no companion in crime here, for none has been committed. We, both my brother-in-law and I, are dutiful serfs of the noble Count of Silowitz, and?" "Now, then," interrupted the young Count, angrily, "as you speak so fluently, you will tell me how you camo into thejpossession of this ohain." "Yes, that I can do my lord," answered Peter most composedly ; "but only when you command me to do so." "Speak, then, and make your story as short as possible," ordered the Count. And Peter began to relate : "It is now nearly ten years ago, when the noble and fa mous Count Aloxander of Silowitz, your graoious lather, was sailing in a small ship down the river Volga j it was just this season of tlio year. On both aides of the river mas ses of ico were floating down ; but tho cen ter was free from them. The boat was to stop ot a certain spot where these blocks of ice had oollected together, and seemed to bo firm enouch for a landing. Your gracious father put his foot upon the ico-block and advanced a few steps. The gaily decked vessel had at tracted many spectators to the shore, who wished to see the venturesome landing. Sud denly a ory of terror arose. With a dull heavy sound the ice had craoked quickly, aod the Count had vanished in the waters ! I, too, stood among the orowd. I threw off my jacket, jumped upon the ice-blocks, and then into the waves, in whose depths your lordship's father had been swallowed np. Those who stood on the shore feared that we were both lost, when by Clod's mercy, I came up again at the edge of tho ice, dragging the Count, whom I had seized by the coaf; with me jnto the light from the dark waters. He was not consoioua when brought to the shore, but he soon recovered. When I seized him under the water, I got in my hand a silver chain whioh hung around his neck, and which al though it was broken, I also brought to land. When your father became concisions again, he held out his hand very kindly to me?" "As I do now." said the young Count Silowitz, deeply affected, and feeling, too, tho wrong he had done : "for your name is Zuski, is it not?" "Yes, gracious sir, Peter Zuski is my name," said the brave postilion. "Quite rieht, quite right, my good Zuski," continued the Count, "1 perfectly remember yoor brave and noble deed. My father has often to^d^me of it with gratitude, and ad ded, that as a remembrance of his rescue, he gave you biB chain, as well as a written docu ment to prove what you had done." "Yes, graoious sir," said Peter, "here is the dooument.;" and he drew apiece of parch ment from his pocket and handed it to the Count. "But why," the Count asked, "did you not tell your brother-in-law Nioholas, here, in what way this chain became your property? your bravely Won property ?" "Because, gracious sir," was the answer, "my Bister and brother-in-law did not know a word about the whole story, and I never meant to tell it to them. Id my opinion a good deed or brave action loses its value if we boast it to others. This chain, the other half of which in at home at my house, would have re mained in its obscure corner had not my rela tives been in great distress and want. To help them out of it I thought?" "Enough, my good, brave Peter Znaki," said the Count, now ashamed of his harshness; "Your sister and brother-in-law henceforth Will have nothing to fear from me. Bat yon must accept some well-meant advice from me. One should not indeed boast when one has been enabled to do ii noble action, but to con ceal it so carefully as you have done some times prevents it from bearing its good fruits. This you have seen to-day, for your silence might have been the cause of a praise-worthy deed leading to evil consequenoes. Remem ber that good action* ought not always to be concealed, for such examples are worthy of imitation, and often inoite others to try to imitate them."? Children't Hour. ADVERTISING RATES. "TRANSIENT BILLS?CASH. On* iqmn (1 itch or htt,) 1 to S week*.... |l# Each anbMqnnl iaaartioa It Oaa aqoara, Ihrve moatbs.. 1W Ou aqmrt, ai< noalhi.M^. . - - IjW On iqinra, on# year IO.W Cavdidatbsv AwnouitcBMBaTe.? For Ooaaty Of ficira, 85.00; Slate or Coarrasaioaal, 9 ?? ". Laral adrartiaamantaat the pabliaMd rataa. Obituary Notices exceediag 4? liaaa. M MM par liaa. (&-Alltranaiaat adTartiaamaata daaaad collect able aftar tfeia first iaaartioa. Libaral dednctiana mad a for Qnartrr. Ball an* Wbola Colamaa for Aaaual. Sami-Aaaual ud Quarterly Advartiaera. Murmuring. I waa tired or washing dishes; I was tirad of drudeery. It bad always bean so, and I was dissatisfied. I never sat down a moment to road, tbat Jamie didn't want a cake, or ? bit of paper to scribble on, or a bit of soap to make babbles. "I'd rather be in prisoo, T said one day, "than to have my life teased oat," as Jamie knocked my elbow, when t sat writing to a friend. But a morning oamo when I had oae I en plate to wash, one ehair less to set away by the wall in the dining-room; when Jamie's little orib was pnt away in the garret^ and it has never oorne down since. I bad been an usually fretful and discontented with the dark May morning that he took the croup. Gloomy weather gave me the headaehe, and I had less patience than at any other time. By* ?ad-by he was singing in another room, "I want to be an angeland presently rang oat that metallic congh. I never hear that hymn since tbat it dun't cut me to the heart; for the oroup cough rings out with it. Re grew worse toward oight, and when my husband came home he went for the. doctor. At flr>t be seemed to help him. but it merged lata inflammatory oroup, and all waa soon over. "I ought to have been called in sooner,'' said the doctor. I havo a servant to wash the dialics now ; and when a visitor comes, I ean sit down aait entertain her without having to work all the time. ? . ? There is no little boy worrying me to open a jack-knife, and there are no shavings over the floor. The tnagatinea are not.soiled by looking over the pictures, but stand prim and neat.on the reading-table just as I leave them. "Your carpet never looks dirty," Mid ? weary-worn mother to me. "Oh 1 no," I muttered to n)jr*elf, "thatw aro no little boots to ojrty it now." But my fata ip as wearyu as the]iff?weary with sittiog in my loqego.me parlor at twi light, weary with watching for the arma that used to twino around my neck, for the ourla that brushed against my eheek, for the young Isugh that rang out with mine, as we watched the blazing fire, or.made rabbits with th? shadow on the wall, waitine merrily together for papa coming home. I have the wealth and ease I longou for, bat at what a prioe T And when I see mothers with grown-ap sons, driving to town or ohurch, and my hair sil vered over with gray, I wish I bad mur mured less. The King and the Soldier. Frederick or Prussia had a great mania for enlisting gigantic soldiers into the Royal Guards, and paid an enormous bounty to his reoruitingoffioerfor gotringthem. One Jay the recruiting sergeant chanced to espy a Hiber nian who was at lea>t scvon feet high ; he ao> costed him in English, and proposed that h? should enlist. The idea of military life, and the large bounty, so delighted Palriolc that he immediately consented. "But, unless you can apeak German, tha king will not give you so much." , "Oh 1" said the Irishman, "suro it's I that don't know a word of German." "But," said tbo sergeant, "tbree word* will be sufficient, and these you can learn in a short time. The king knows every man iu tho guards. Aa soon as he Fees you, be will ride up ^nd ask you how old you are ; you will say 'Tweniy-seven ;' next, how long bava you been ip the servico; you will reply. 'Three weeksfinally, if yon are provided with clothes and rations ; you answer ' Both.' '* j Pat roon learned to pronounce his answer*, but never dreamed of learning the questions. In throe weeks he appeared before the king in review. Ilia Majesty rode op to him.? Paddy stepped forward with "present ansa." "How old are you J" said the king. "Three weeks," said thfe Irishman. "How Ions have you been in the itHrioc P* naked His Majesty. "Twenty-soven years '* "Am 1 or yod a blookhesd?" reefed the king. "Both," replied Patrick, who was instant ly taken to the guard-room, but pardoned by the king after he understood the facts of tba ease. ? A good-looking Irishman stopping at a hotel to warm, himself, inquired oF tha land lord? "What is tbo newaT" The landlord, disposed to ran opon him. replied? "They say the devil is dead." "And sure," says Pat. "tbat'anewa indade." Shortly after, be went to the bar, laid down some coppers, and resumed his Mat. The landlord, always ready for a euatomer, asked him what be would take. "Nothing at all," says Pat. "Then why did you put down thia money?" "An' sure, sir, it's the ebstom in my own country, when a chap loses his daddy to givs bim a few coppers to beip him pay for tha wake." ? Said she : "Prat; tell me, if yon can, why men so bashful are 7 They fall in lore, and dream and sigb, and worship ns afar; but when they strive to tell the tale, they stutter, hesitate fend fail. We ladies like a man. you know?one not afraid to Apeak?" And here I thought a blush appeared opon the maiden'a cbeek. Then to myself I said : "I see this maiden's heart belong* to me 1" Then out I spake: ' Oh i lady fair 1 my heart, my life, ia thine ! Since I boldly speak my lo7e, pray wilt tbon he mine ?"? "No, sir F* said she, with wondering stare? ''strange; bow presuming some men are 1" Pbikter's Poetby.? Know ye the prin ter's hoar of peace ? Know ye an honr more fraught with joy than ever felt the Maid of Greece when kissed by Venoa' amorous hoy? 'Tis not when news of solemn note bis col umns all with sadness fill; nor yet when brother's quote the effusions of hie blnnt-worn quill. Bnt, O! 'tis when the weather'e fair, or elad in rain, or bail, or vapor, 'tis when ho hesrs the welcome sound, "I've come to pay yon for your paper." Gabgle tor 8obe Throat.?Strong saga tea. half a pint; strained honey, common salt, and atrong vinegar, one tablespoonfttl of each, Cayenne pepper, pulverited, one rotnding teaspoon ; steep the Csyenne With the sage ; strain, mix and bottle for nse. Gargle from four to a dozen times daily, according to tha severity of the ease. m ? A Chicago lady complains of tha unre mitting love of her absent husband Ha never sends her toy money.