CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., TUESDAY. APRIL 11, 1899.
NEW SERIES. VOL. YY\TV is
Jno. J. Williams,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Practices in tbe Courts of Virginia, of Jef
forson and Berkeley couutics, W. Va. and the
W. Va. Court of Appeals.
July 3, 181*4.
Jas. M. Mason. Jas. M. Mason, Jr.
Mason & Mason,
ATTOUNEY8 AT LAW,
Charles Town, Jefferson Co., West Virginia.
WILL ]?ractice in the varions Courts. Care
ful attention paid to Collections.
Office one door west of Carter House.
ii ii. 0.1894.
J. F. Engle,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charlcstown, Jefferson County, W. Va.
Practices in the Courts of Jefferson and ad
Joining countics, in the Supreme Court of
West Virginia. aud in the United States Dis
trict Court at Martinshurg. Notary Public in
Office in Law Building, North George st.
January 9. 1394.
fi. D, Gibson,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Va.
Practices in the Circuit Courts of West Vir
ginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals and the
United States District Court at Martinsburg,
O fllce oyer Aisquitli <& Co.*e drug: store.
Jan. 9. 1894.
A. W. McDonald. | [Fkank Beckwitii.
McDonald & Beckwith,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Va.
\ X " II.L practice in the Courts of Jefferson,
? ? Berkeley and M or gain counties, the U.
2. District Court at Martiusburg, aud the
Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
February 2S, 1893?v.
T. C. Green,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
uarlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
\IT ILL practice in the Courts of Jefferson,
71 Berkeley and Morgan counties; also,
the United States District Court at Martins
*>urg, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of
West Virginia. Special attention to the col
lection ol claim* aud prompt remittance of the
Ofliee in Oibson Building, near Court-houee.
August 5, 1890.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charlcstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
PRACTICES in the Courts of Virginia and
West Virginia. Attention paid to collec
tion of claims.
January 15. 188..
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Charlcstown. Jefferson Connty. W. Va
A\"rILL regularly attend all the Courts of Jef
T ? fersou and Berkeley counties, and attend
other law busiuessin thcStateof West Va.
fc*"Special attention given t*? collection?.
January 22. 188 .
Forrest W. Brown,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Cbarlestown. Jefferson County. WT. Va.
VW 7 ILL attend to cases in tbe different Courts
Yy ol West Virginia and Maryland. Atten
tion given to Pensions and all classcs of Claims
igaiust. U. S. Government. Special atten
tion to Collections.
October 2r?. 18^7.
James 53. Sutt,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Harper's Ferry, Jefferson County. W. Va.
February 8. 167<??Tf.
Wm. H. Travers,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Jefferson County, W. Va.
\ * ILL practice Sr. the District Courts of the
\ 1 United States for trie District of West
/irtrinitt. Particular attention paid to cases in
iuty 5M>. 1870.
Samuel J. C. Moore,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Kerryville. Clarke County, Virginia.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
t Charlestown, Jefferson County, W. Va.
\XrILL undertake cases jointly in the Court*
W of both of Said Counties.
H. Clay Cetzendanner,
Attorney at Law,
Sbcpherdetown, W. Va.
Special and prompt attention to Collections,
Conveyancing and Settlement of Estates.
Office 2nd door west Gibson's drug store.
Dr. K. C Beckham,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Offers his professional services to the public
in the praetiee of medicine. Obstetrics a
specialty. Office in residence on S. Samuel St.
April 13, 1897.
Dr. J. L. Luke,
OFFICE in Talbott building, nearly oppo
site National Bank, Charles Town, West
Gas and Vitalized Air administered for pain
less extraction of teeth. Is also prepared to
set Gold Crowns.
Nov. 15. 181*2.
James WS. Ranson,
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY,
OFFERS his Professional Services to the cit
izens of Charles town and vicinity.
^"Office opposite Parish Building, Main
street, Charlestown, West Virginia.
April 21, 1885?y.
Dr. Wm. Neill,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Charlestown, West Va.
Office?South side of Main Street corner of
November 29, 1881.
Dr. J. D. Starry,
Charlestown, Jefferson County. W. Va.
O"AVING resumed the practice ot Medicine,
rjL offers his Professionalservicestothepub
iic. Office next door to residence, near cor
ner of George and Main streets
Janu ary ^i>. la70.
Dr. C. T. Richardson,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Charlestown, West Va.
July 1.1875? tf.
Old Stand Reopened.
The undersigned has rented and reopened
the well known Phillips Shops, near the B. lb
O. Depot, and is prepared to do all kiuds of
Buggy and Wagon Repair Work,
Imth in Wood and Iron, giving satisfaction at
HORSESHOEING given special attention,
and a liberal share of the public patronage re
Dec. 20?y. F. B. FARMER.
Why the Stieff Piano?
Because of its purity, richness and volume
of tone, artistic beauty and finish, a genuine
solidity of construction and a solid durability
that enables us to guarantee all
sold for halt u century past.
Large stock of Second-hand Pianos always on
Palace Organ*. Standard Organs.
Call aud examine our Stock.
Catalogues for the asking.
CHALLES M. STIEFF,
9 N. Liberty St., 521 lltli St., W?
Baltimore, Md. Washington. D. C.
A. L. Anderson.] [Geo. W. Anderson.
A. L. Anderson & Co..
MIDDLE WAY, JKKFEUSON CO., W. VA.
fTlIIE undersigned have been established In
JL the Carriage Business on the Middleway
and Shephcrdstown turnpike, one mile north of
Middleway, for four years past, and during that
time have been doing a large and constantly in
creasing business in the manufacture of
CARRIAGES, JUMP-SKATS. END
SPRING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES
JENNY L1NDS, PHJETONS,
Our work has been sold all through Jefferson
and adjoining counties, aud has always given
satisfaction in every particular.
It is our constant aim to work the very host
material, and to do all work in a first-class man
ner, and as to our prices we pledge ourselves to
do work as low or lower than first-class work
can be done for elsewhere.
If parties wish to consult us in regard to work,
and do not find it convenient to visit our fac
tor}*, we will, if notified by postal card, send a
representative of the firm to visit them at their
homes, and give all necessary information.
Second-hand vehicles aud good Horses ta-cen
iu exchange for work.
We keep constantly a large variety of New
Vehicles in stock, and have also Sccond-Hanri
Carriages. Buggies, ?fec., which we sell very low.
A. L. ANDERSON *V: CO.
May 9. 1882?y.
fiflarbie & Granite Works,
Cor. George and Nortn Strait*.
DIEHL & BRO.,
MONUMENTS, TOMBS, STATUES
Slate and Marble
Tiling, and all kinds of
Building Marble and Sandstones.
All orders promptly filled at the lowest
rates. All work guaranteed.
June 30. 1891?od.Uhl4.71.
TII03. It. MOORE. CLEOX B. MOOKE.
MO ORE & MOORE
insurance & Real Estate
CHARLES TOWN. W, VA.
Office In the Maxwell Building, next door to
Hon, \V. II. Travers.
Representing the following Fire Insurance
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE
CALEDOSIAN, of Scotland.
LANCASHIRE, of England.
HANOVER, of New York.
GREENWICH, of New York.
UNITED STATES, of New York.
PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON, R. I.
MARYLAND CASUALTY CO.
We alt?o represent the
PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR
of Philadelphia, oue of the oldest purely mu
tual life insurance compauies doing busiuess
in the United States. All policies absolutely
iucontcstibfe from date of issue. Loau, Cash,
paid up of extended insurauce after three
years. Dividends annually.
All buoiuess entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt atteution.
Feb. 21, *99. MOORE & MOORE.
C. W. TAYLOR,
House, Sign and Fresco
PAPER HANGER & GRAINER
oauuar> .< If91.
Store at the West End.
MISS BERTIE McLAUGHLIN, West
Washington (or Main) Street, keeps con
stantly in stock a
NICE LINE OF GROCERIES,
which she sells nt the same low prices quoted
In any store In town. Flour aud Meal always
ou bund. Also sells Tobacco aud Cigars.
Fhf.sii Stock of Candies
just received, and the newest novelties in this
liue alwavs secured.
May 10'. 139S.
C. HERMANN, Florist,
3S-44 W. South St.,
Will supply, ou short notice,
DECORATION and BEDDING PLANTS,
CUT FLOWERS, and
Decorations for Weddings, Receptions
etc., a specialty.
THOSE who contemplate building or re
pairing will do well to give us a chance
to bid in their work. Such as Tin Roofing,
Spouting, <ias Fitting and Plumbing In all of
its various branches. We will put our work
down to the lowest living prices. Please give
us a call. Respectfully,
EASTERDAY & CO.,
South Charlea St.
YOU MUST NOT
?TO MISS OUR?
IT WILL BE A 8PECIAL ONE.
I will open a Photo Studio in the
new building of Dr. Bishop as soou
finished. It will be one of the finest
studios in the State. Everything: will
l?e up to date. Only the fiuest work
will be made with a satisfactory guar
antee, at the Lowest Prices.
will be offered our Openlug Week.
H IT EEE KRR BBB qSSo TTTTT
HUE R R B B 5 T
IU1H EE KRK BBB BSSa T
HUE R R B B ? 2 T
II H EEE R R BBB "SB* T
Beauty and Utility.
are something more
than ornaments and
a quiet announcement
ot your engagement.
They are investments
whose value never
change. Buying a
good diamond is put
ting money aside for a
and other gems of us
means that you get
what you pay for."?
You know precisely
what \ ou have bought
and that it's worth
every cent you paid
W. L. Jones & Co,
JEWELERS mid OPTICIAN'S.
MrS.?y. MART1N3BUKG, W. VA.
CHARLES TOWN STEAM SAW
AND PLANING MILLS.
Tho only factory between Baltimore and
Kounokc that, has not reduced Hh force during ]
the pact year.
No Idle Hours!
Remarkable Increase I
The secret is easily explained. Tliey use
only the bust material, employ the finest work
men, and invariably give their customers what
they ask for. Only "ask for free trade and
A Letter =:=
Of New York City.
" With regard to Dr. James* Head
ache Powders, I have no hesitation
in commending them to sufferers from
headache. They relieve the pain
speedily, and I have never known any
one to oe harmed by their use. I have
been a great sufferer from headache in
my life, but have almost gotten rid of
it by the constant use of hot water and
fruit, and by doing without coffee.
The Dr. James' Headache Powders
have, however, greatly relieved me at
times, and I never allow myself to be
without them, and have recommended
them to others freely."
(Formerly Chaplain) C. C. McCABE.
If you cannot get Dr. James* Miniature
Headacbe Powders at your store, send us a
2c stamp for a sample, or five ac stamps for
regular xoc size.
THE J. W. JAMES CO.,
EAST BRADY, PENN.
JNO. B. HAINES,
Manufacturer of Cigars, |
And dealer in
SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO, |
SNUFF, PIPES, AC.
Main et.,opposite Wm. Jenkins' store and saloon |
October 3, 1833.
P. D. Davis. * J. A* Eminert. |
DAVIS & EMMERT,
House & Sign Painters,|
CIiAKL.ES TOWN, W. VA,
Paper Hanging and Graining a specialty. [
Prices moderate, work cxecuted-promptly and
A pail 7. lSUtt.
O. B. GOLLADAY,
Charles Town's Only
OPPOSITE HOTEL WATSON.
First*class appointments and service, Clean I
towel with every shave.
C. P. WALL,
LIVE STOCK, |
CHARLES TOWN, JEFF. CO., W. VA.
STOCK Bought and Sold on Commission.?1
Will also assist parties in Purchasing Stock
on a reasonable per centage.
January 2G, 1892.
quite puzzle where you have so mauy ijlfts to
select. This year we have obliterated the
task for you. bciug qaite careful in purchas
ing our Holliday Stock. We have leaned
mostly towards those
Articles of a Useful Kind.
It will be our pleasure to help yon fill
FRUITS & NUTS
of this year's growth.
Strictly Pure and Fresh.
Wc will be especially pleased to entertain
committees trow Sunday Schools und enter
6USTAV D. BROWN,
iTiT?f iT?T?T?T?TiTtT?^^*T>T>T*r^r?V?^.; _ .. ;.
This cat represents our auto
Jmatic shell ejecting revolver. ?
v J A very strong and serviceable ?
? i arm. Made in 32 or 38 calibre,
J 3}, 4 or 5 inch barrel, nickel cr ^
? J bl?e finish. Sold by all dealers. I?".
$ SEND FOR CATALOGUE L. ?
FOREHAND ARMS CO
Hup removed to the centre fit ore-rooiu of the
Pentz building where lie lias opened a frt'sh
Tobacco and Cigars.
niB stock will be found equal to the best,
and he respectfully invites u cull from his
friends and the public generally.
April 13, 1830.
Hour and Feed Store.
The undersigned has removed his Flour and
Feed Store to the west room of the Dallam
building, Main street, Charles Town, where
lie will offer
FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE,
aud conduct the
USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
Fioar. Feed, ifcc., Fold at rates to suit the
times. Will be pleased to have the calls of
nil my old customers, aud respectfully solicit
the patronage of the public in nencral.
April 5. ?EO. H. TURNER.
W. M. Stanley, V. S?
UlUDUATE OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY
College, Toronto, Canada.
Ailments of domestic animals will receive
careful treatment. Prompt attention to all
calls night or day. Charges reasonable. Res
idence, A. 1). Barr's. opposite B. & O. Depot,
L'harles Town. W. Va. 0.20/1)0?y.
Rear of Court-Ilouse, Charles
Town, has been re-opeued and
Liquors, Cigars, Etc.
All first class. Best in the world.
Best mixed drinks two for 25 cts.
Good Beer 5 cts. a glass. 1 solicit
the patronage of the public, prom
ising in return courteous treat
ment and the best of sroods at
short profits. Truly yours,
Fayette B. Souders.
July 13 "J??If.
Nicely Fitted up for AU Seasons.
JAMES W. THOMAS
is prepared to serve all Eatables in season at
his Washington Street Restaurant, four doors
west of the Hotel Watson, at all hours, aud
invites bis friends and the public at large to
call and give him a trial. Everything put up
in the ino*t approved style, and every effort
made to please the most fastidious, be his
appetite ever so dainty.
Oj-sters in every style a specialty, and orders
for Dressed Poultry, for family use, giveu
prompt and careful attcutiou.
Dec. 15. '00.
A Frame Weather-boarded House, tin roof,
coutaiuing six rooms aud au attic room and
an out kitchen. A fine larire stable, corn crib
aud carriage house. One acre of laud with
apple and peach trees, grape viues aud small
fruits; situated in Charles Town, on Leetown
road, adjoining W. S. Kennedy's property,
near Ba!iiiuore and Ohio Rail Koad. Terms
Mr2*97-tf. Bay side, Queens Co.. N. Y.
B AO .
"I have T>een mine CA9CAKF.TI and om
a ciild and effective laxative tbey are simply won
derful. AJ / daughter acu i weru butnered with
?ick stomach and our breath was Tery bad. Alter
taking a few doses of Cucareu wo have improved
wonderfully. They are a proa; help in the family."
W h.uci.mixa Nagki.
1137 Rtttenhouse St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. ll>c. 25c. 50c.
... CURE CONST! PAT I OH. ...
Sterling Ilrnn!; C?npa?y, Chlrnjo, Boitrnl. Krw Tort. "15
M?Tfl_RAP Sold and sniaranteed by all drnr
? 1 U'Uflj glstd to CL'K? Tobacco Habit.
Investigate the plans of life Insurance offered
The Board of Trustees have adopted a reso
lution sanctioning the following endorsement
to be placed upon all policies where the risk
is adjudged to be unqualifiedly fii>t class:
"This policy is absolutely in
con test ible from date of issue for
any cause except non-payment
It makes the policy a world-wide contract,
free from all conditions as to residence, occu
pation. travel, habits of life, and as to name,
time or place of death. PAID UP, extended,
cash and loan value* after JJ years.
For particulars, address,
MOCRE & MOORE,
March 2). ISOil.
Oi'STER SALOON AND
Corner Pennsylvania ave. and 11th st.. oppo
site New Post OlUee.
WASHINGTON. I). C.,
is the best place for our readers to visit for a
LUNCHEON OK A OOOD DINNER.
Most Complete Oyster House in the World,
for Ladies and Gentlemen.
Reamer's Howard House
Howard and Baltimore Sts.t
BALTI MOKE, Ml).
To My Obi Patrons and the Traveling Public:
Having hud a very liberal sh ire of the pub
lic patronage during the pa~-t five years, i felt
eucouruiri d to re-lease the Howard House foi
h term of years, and have at great expense
refurnished and refitted the hotel from top to
bottom. Am better prepared than ever to ac
commodate the public. My aim will be lo
i*ive llrst-elabs accommodations at ?2.00 per
day. Country merchants and commercial
travellers will find it the most ceutrally loca
ted hotel in the city. -Respectfully.
Sept. 25, 1894. J AS. REAM Ell.
Wm. Kuti.kdoe, P. H. Kamcu,
Northeast Corner Public Square,
MAKTINSBURO, W. VA.
'Bus to and from all trains.
Aug. 25, '06.
REOPENING OF THE 01,1) WELL-KNOWN
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLANS.
The OLD MALTBY UOCSE. IS to 2S East
Pratt st., Baltimore, Md.. has been reopened
to the public. The house has been Renovated.
Steam Heat. &c.t put iu the Rooms. The Bar
and Cafes will be under the personal manage
ment of the well-known Caterer, Mr. Louis
Beunett. The Bur will be supplied with the
Choicest Imported and Domestic Liquors and
Cigars. The Cafe with the best the market
Jan. i!4. 1898.
Opposite People's National Bank,
MARTINSBURO, W. VA.
H. S. LEAGUE, Proprietor.
Rates $1 per day. Special rates to week and
Aug. 25, "JO.
BERRYVILLE. CLARKE CO., VA.
Mrs. Ann R. Castluinan, Proprietor.
alHIS house will continue to be kept in tLc
. be6t stjic for the comfort and convenience
of guests, the traveling public being at aH timee
assured of a cordial welcome and genuine hos
pitality. Hates moderate.
July 6. 1SS0?v.
CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA.
WELL furnished. Central location. Hack
free to and from depots. Terms ?2.00
Bar in basement and good livery at the
Aug. S, 1S*.KJ. W. F. CAMERON.
Gt ASOLINE and Oil Stoves, and the Best
* Store Gasoline aud Coal Oil to u*e ir
ahem, for sale low at Easterday ?fc Co.'s Tiu
aud Stove House. S._CharIe3 street.
Cth, Ko nuts or
8crew3 to Trorl;
loose. 7th. Neat
\ \ i n appearance.
V/-A lu fact, til*; rider
is et all times in
an EASY and NATURAL p<^ition. and ti.e .
price is within the reach of EVEKTOXH. r
JLtjmtm W'tinted. JScwl for ClrcuntTe. $
J. H. BURT WFG CO., f
Punctures in your tire will
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you v/ill purchase one of
these little tools which cen
be carried in the vest poeke t.
All.you need beside the tool
i3 a common rubber band; a
minute's work. This too!
does not ec'arje the punc
ture. With this tool in your
possession, you reduce the
cost of keeping your bicyclc
free from punctures at the
cost of a rubber bsnd, which
is about a iocth part of a cent.
Price Complete, 50 Gaits.
ADJUSTABLE HANDLE BAR.
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Tl KSDAY MORNING, APRIL 1399
Geo. W. Haines. - Editor aud Proprietor.
$1.50 in Advumu; ?2 if not Paid in Advance.
THE LOVE SIGN OF THE ROSE.
She trained a little xoso to grow
And grace tlxo gate above.
And heneo I love tho pathway so
That leads mo to her love.
And oft my heart before me goes
To read the love sign of the rose.
Thongh fairer bloom for lovers' tryst.
To me it seems as fair
As if on angers lips had kissed
And blessod it, blooming there.
For heaven its sweetest pmilo bestows
On tho gear love sign of the rose.
The pattering of little feet.
When shadows blur the light.
And rosy twining arms that moet
And necklace me at night?
These my glad heart enraptured knows
At tho dear love sign of the rose.
Not far away love's steps shall stray
In thorny paths to roam,
"While o'er tho meadows of life's May
Shine signals sweet of home.
When night falls drear, one heart still
Rest at tho love sign of tho rose.
?Prank L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution.
"Yon won't really go at this time of
tho year, will you 1"
"Rather. I'd go in December if Dick
were at the end of the journey."
"Well, I wonld not cross the Atlantic
in the middle of November for a dozen
Miriam laughed gleefully. Sho and
her Dick had been separated for three
years, and now ho had fallen into a j
good berth at Toronto and had written
to lier to decide whether they should
both spend their winter in loneliness or
whether slie wonld go to him and sot
tlo down at once as his wife.
Miriam did not hesitate a moment.
Sho set asidn the shortest time possible
for winding up her affairs in England
and arranged to sail in the Sivonian
from Liverpool to Halifax.
"But you'll have a dreadful overland
jonrney after that. It must be a long
way to Toronto,'' said her friend Nora.
"I don't know how you'll get through
all by yourself."
"Ah, but I'm net going to. Dick has
been sent by his firm to New York on
some business, and ho intends to take a
berth in the Meldrnm, n coasting
steamer, which will bring him to Hali
fax about tho samo time that I get
Miriam was in a fever cf joy and was
altogether oblivions of stich small mat
ters as intense cold, a pitching, rolling
ship and battened down hatches. Tho
good ship fought gayly through a
stormy, ice threatened sea, and at last
a morning broke when tho sun shone
fair and the waves sank into a com
parative calm. Passengers swarmed on
deck, congratulating each other on their
escape from prison, and the anxious
captain sighed with relief to think that
tho worst was pver. Ho was upon his
bridge, stamping up and down to keep 1
the blood circulating in his feet, when
ahead of them he saw u strange speck
dancing on tho waves.
As ho drew nearer ho found it an ap
parently empty boat, and ho sent off
one of his boats to tow the stranger to
the steamer. When it reached the side,
however, the limp form of II sailor was
lifted from it. Dnder care and good
treatment the blood began to run again
through his stiff veins, and he was ablo
to tell what had befallen him. But be
fore that happened his boat had been
landed on deck, and tho name upon it?
"How fnnny!" cried Miriam. "A
steamer sailing from New York to Hal
ifax iB named Meldrnm."
"Aye, missie," said a sailor omi
nously, "and this is ono of her boats."
"But how can it be? How could it
have got loose out here?"
"If that poor chap lives ho can tell
ns that, end no ono else perhaps."
After somo timo the sailor's words '
began to beat into Miriam's stupefied
brain. She tried to speak to some one
standing near, but her tongue would
not move, only her knees shook so much
that she nearly fell. Her neighbor drew
her to a seat.
"Is the Meldrum wrecked?" Miriam
asked, with tragic eyes.
"I do not know, but I hope not. That
poor fellow will tell us, if ho lives."
That evening it was known that the
Meldrum had collided with another
vessel in the storm, and that, although
all tho boats had been lowered, they
had one after another been swamped.
The rescued sailor had just jumped into
' one when its rcpes snapped, and he
was therefore the only person saved. i
The stewardess took the tidings with
a cup of tea to Miriam as she lay inert
and despairing on her sofa, and she let
the woman gossip out her news without
uttering a sound. At last tho stewardess
went away, and Miriam lay still, not
thinking, only suffering.
Later she crawled into her bed,
where, through the night, visions of
Dick, as a boy, as a youth, as a man,
rushed through her mind. Sometimes
sho saw his face shining through the
darkness, but when she clasped him
round the neck he was cold as ice and
wet with salt water.
Then she was out on the upper deck
and not alone. By her side stood some
one?a huge man, a giant, who seemed
to reach to the sky. His clothes changed
their color from light to dark, from
black to brown. His great body undu
lated all the time, and when he put his
arm round her he seemed to be sur
rounded with a dry,suffocating warmth.
Then he pointed a long arm to the
northeast, and seemed to slip farther
and farther away, though he still stood
by her side; the monster lengthened
into miles; Miriam followed him with
straining eyes, when a flash of light
ning lit up the sky and sea. It played
for a moment round a distant spot,
which the giant was touching, and in
that moment she saw a picture which
she never forgot.
In the little circle of light a boat rock-':
ed helplessly upon the waters. Under a
sail were crouched some dozen people,
trying, by huddling together, to keep
the warmth in their bodies. She knew
I that Dick was there, and called his
name shrilly. There was a sudden,
movement in the human heap, a white
face peeped ont, and then the vision
Mvriftm lay in her berth, the new
dawn already lightening the sky, Then
feverishly she got np and went on deck,
to see nothing but the gray sky and
grayer sea, to hear nothing but the
throbbing of the engines and the sough
of the wind and waves. Breakfast time
came, bnt she heeded it not. For hours
she stood immovable, gazing to the
northeast over the bulwarks. What did
that dream of hers meant Was Dick
floating somewhere helplessly, with oth
It was noon when the wind, veering,
sent a cloud of smoke over her head
end a shower of black smudges upon
her hands. With them came a passing
sensation of warmth. This slight inci
dent awoke some vague memory con
nected with her dream. Tho black col
umn of smoke, changing at its edges to
brown, thinning out until she could see
tho gray sky through it, starting ever
from hcrside and yet reaching far into
the distance, caught her eye.
Inspiration followed quickly. The
smoke was the giant of the night be
fore, and where it pointed lay Dick and
his companions! Sight danced into her
eyes, hope beat strongly in her heart.
She turned a glorified face to tho ship.
What could sho dof How save them?
She saw a foot surmounted by blue
cloth moving methodically on tho deck
above, and in a moment flow up^ the
stairs leading to tho captain's bridge.
The captain turned round sharply at
the sound of strango footsteps, and per
emptorily ordered her down. Clutching
his arm she cried:
"Captain I They are out thero, under
the line of smoke! A dozen survivors of
the Meldrnm are drifting helplessly and
The captain glanced in the direction
indicated. How should this frantic
young woman have seen what his prac
tised eye could not discern? Then ho
guessed that she was the person who,
they said, had lost her lover in the
"My dear," he cried, patting her
hand, "go to your berth and lie down.
You are in great trouble."
But tho haggard, hopeful eyes stared
brightly at him.
"For tho love of humanity, captain,
uso your glass. You will see them# I
know you will."
To liumor her he took a careful sur
vey of the horizon, upon which the
sun was shining. At first he shook his
head, then he stood for a long time ex
amining the spot under tho thin edge
of tho line of smoke. Ho rubbed his
glasses well and looked again, then said
"Something is there. Sit down in
that corner and wait."
Tho course of tho steamer was altered
slightly and a boat was lowered onco
more to gather in the ocean's drift. To
his surprise the captain saw that the
distant object was really a boat, with
out sail or oar. How could the girl have
known it ? Then the group of people
became visible, all evidently in the last
stage of exhaustion, ami he went over
to Miriam and told her to look through
his glass and seo if her friend were
Sho took it from his hand with a
wild sob and gazed long and steadily at
the coming boat, then gave tho glass
back in the midst of a passion of weep
ing, nodding her head to signify that
she had seen Dick. Then she set herself
to regain self control by the time the
boat came in. When it did, sho was
waiting in the hospital for her beloved.
For the next 24 hours she shared the
duties of nurse with one of the steward
esses and saw Dick's eyes open with tho
first gleam of consciousness in them.
With a contented look at her ho fell
asleep, and on the ship's arrival at Hal
ifax he with all those who had been
saved were well enough to bo moved to
more comfortable quarters on shore.
The captain made friends with Mir
iam during those few hours and learn
ed how it was that she knew the boat
was afloat. He could hardly believe it,
and he could not explain it, but was
contented to accept the fact as it stood
and to be present at the simple cere
mony which made Dick and Miriam
man and wife.?Buffalo News.
Spring tiredness is due to an impovr
ished condition of the blood and is cured
by Hood's Sarsaparilla, which enriches
Paris, France, contains 10,000 individ
uals who live by begging.
It was one of
al al farmers, who
' put green spec
tacles on his cow
and fed her shav
ings. His theory
was that it didn't
matter what the
^ cow ate so long as
she was fed. The questions of digestion
and nourishment had not entered into
It's only a "tenderfoot" farmer that
would try such an experiment with a
cow. But many a farmer feeds him
self regardless of digestion and nutri
tion. He might almost as well eat shav
ings for all the good he gets out of his
food. The result is that the stomach
grows " weak," the action of the organs
of digestion and nutrition^ are impaired
and the man suffers the miseries of dys
pepsia and the agonies of nervousness.
To strengthen the stomach, restore the
activity of the organs of digestion ana
nutrition and nourish the nerves, use
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discove>7
It is an unfailing remedy, and has the
confidence of physicians as well astne
praise of thousands healed by its use.
In the strictest sense " Golden Medical
Discovery " is a temperance medicine.lt
contains neither intoxicants noT
ics, and is as free from alcohol as
um cocaine and other dangerous drugs.
^onTlet a dealer delude you for his
own profit. There is no medicine,, for
stomach and blood "}0* as K0^ as
??Golden Medical Discovery.
to mi." I will praise you a. long
as I live."
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On receipt of stamps to pay expense of
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\ddress Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Good Roads?how to Make and
"Yon need a tliort vacation," caUl the doctor,
''and u rc#t,
no' a ^ ol toil In anv mode."
Said tb? farmer i:li a ?"ink.
"Then I'd better '-To, I think.
And L-c Morkinr out niv taxes on the rood.**
The State of New Jersey was one of the
pioneers in the guod road movement,
tor this reason it may be well to lay be
fore our readers Mime of the facts and
opinions we find in the fifth annual report
of Hon. Henry I. Budd. st.ite road com
The New Jersey law requires the state
to pay one-third of the cost of all im
proved roads that are constructed, on
the approval ot the commissioner. The
county pays the other two-thirds. When
two-thirds of the property owners along
any highway petition to have it improved,
and agree to pay one-tenth ot the cost,
the improvement will be made, provided
the state appropriation for the purpose is
sufficient to meet all such demands. In
this case all property owners adjoining
the highway are assessed one-tenth the
cost, and this is a lien against their prop
erty the same as an ordinary tax.
In six years under this law. 125 miles
of improved roads have been made, at an
expense to the state of $565,000. Last
year about eighty-five miles were im
proved by state aid.
Experience in the work is teaching im
portant lessons in road construction, en
abling the people to get more for their
money. Formerly the largest part of the
expense was in making the foundations.
It has been learned that the earth prop
erly drained is as good a foundation as
can be made. There are soils that requir*
a stone road to be eight inches deep,
some six inches and some but four inches,
and so construction varies. Where the
lesser depth is required stone roads are
but little more costly than gravel roads,
when the latter has to be carted a long
distance. In order to preserve a proper
surface, after the first two r three inches
become worn, it is nee s;tr>' t< 1 recoatit.
All the foundation that is r -quired, there
fore, is enough to sust ? 1 ?. se two or
In maintaining the surface to prevent
wearing and " raveling," it'11- heretofore
been tlte custom 01 so n ? >f ie r fids to
keep sprinkling e.trt-i 1 . '.ration con
stantly in a drv tim.. It lias been dis
covered that an a. plication of coarse
sand, or fine gravel and loam to the sur
face will maintain -ts integrity. This
material forms a sort m-tiion for the
horses' feet and keep* ???lieel' from
direct contact ?-:t' the r it q]SII
pr ? t uts the fine ? <>wdcr that bind, the
stones from bl .wing away, and holds the
moisture so necessary to the binding
quality of the stone dust. This surface
coating need be only onc-hnlf to one inch
deep. By its means, utilizing the ma
terials that lie along or near the road
bed, the road may be preserved from
excessive wear at small expense.
As to the width of roadbed, Mr. Budd
says: " Although the first cost of a road
Is practically in direct proportion to its
width, the cost of maintenance and re
pairs is governed largely by the amount
of traffic. If tile traffic is at all severe,
it will be cheaper to maintain a moder
ately-wide road than a narrow one, on
which, being confined to one track, the
traffic will wear more severely than if
spread over a wider surfacc.
" On many of the roads of this state
where the traffic is moving mainlyin one
direction at a time, a macadamized or
graveled width of eight feet would be
amply sufficient. On roads of more im
portance, where it is necessary to pro
vide for the frequent passing of vehicles,
a stoned width of sixfeen feet is neces
sary. It is probable, however, that a
minimum width of ten or twelve feet
wought be better than eight feet, as the
traffic would not be so closely confined to
one track and the edges of the roadbed
would be less likely to be pushed out.
Drivers should lie better informed as to
the importance of not constantly follow
ing one line in using a rood, and should
be instructed to drive over all parts to
prevent the formation of ruts, which are
great destroyers of roads.
" We have settled upon the widths of
ten, twelve and fourteen feet as ample
for the traffic in the country and sixteen
feet in the towns as the limit for state
aid. Then, if the municipalities through
which they pass, or the citizens thereof,
decide the whole street shall be covered,
they improve the remainder at their own
The price of New Jersey stone roads
varies from three to five thousand dollars
per mile. A gravel road thirty-four
miles long costs one thousand four hun
dred dollars per mile. In wet places
where telford is necessary the cost reaches
seventy-three cents a square yard. In the
lower part of the state the cost ranges
from filty to sixty cents, and in the north
ern part where rock is obtained along the
line of road and the bed need be only
from four to six inches, the cost is from
20 to 45 cents a square yard.
The plan of Commissioner Budd is to
secure the construction in the first place
of continuous lines from important cen
ters, instead of detached sections. When
in any county numerous petitions are
filed with him, he has the power to say
which shall be first built. In most In
stances he utilizes his-discretion to build
those lines that are a continuation of
those already made.
To Care Coa?llp?tIoa Forever*
^?,.caret* Candy Cziliarilc. 10c or So.
" ** c. Ctf&il to cure, refund money.
The real estate of the late Charles H.
Knott was sold in Sbepherdstown Satur
day, at public sale. The home place,
containing eighty acres of land, was
bought by Wm. J. Knott at $37.75 per
acre. The farm, containing 131 acres,
was bought by Hon. C. J. Faulkner at
$17.50 per acre. W. J. Knott bought
the interest in the limestone quarry.
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