CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.. TUESDAY, APKIL 17, 1900.
NEW SERIES, VOL. XXXV, NO. 10.
J. F. Engle,
ATTORNEY AT I.AW,
Charlcstowu, Jefferson County, W. Va.
Practices in the Courts of Jefferson anil ad
Joliiuii countics, in the Supreme Conrl of
Wcm Virginia. and in the United States Dis
trict C'oui tut- Martinstmrg. Notary Public in
om< . Jlullding,NorthGtforgejst.
E. D. Gibson,
ATTORNEY" AT I.AW.
Charles Town, Jefferson County. West Va.
?*rtu sices in the Circuit Courts of West Vir
iriesa. ili? Supreme Court of Appeals and the
United t'-tates District Court at Martinnburg,
O ft'.cc over Alsquitli ?Jc Co.*8 drug store.
A. W. McDonilo.] [Fuank Beckwith.
McDonald & Beckwith,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Charles Town. Jefferson County, West Va.
X " ILL practice iu the Couris of Jefferson,
? > Berkeley and Morgain counties, the U.
>. District Conrt at Martinsburg, and the
t ,'ourt of Appeals of West Virginia.
T. C. Green,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
'harlestow n, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
V\J ILL practice in the Courts of Jefferson,
i Berkeley and Morgan counties; also,
the United States District Court at Martlns
bnrg. and the Supreme Court of Appeals of
West Virginia. Special attention to the col
?eetion of claim* and prompt remittance of the
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charlestown, Jefferson County. West Virginia.
PRACTICES in the Courts of Virginia and
West Virginia. Attention paid to collec
tion of claims.
ATIOKNKV AT LAW.
Charlestown. JefTers'?n Connty. W. Va.
VC-7ILL regularly attend all tin1 Courts of Jcf
\ f ferson and lierk' lev counties. and atjerd
other law business in the State ?>? We^l V:i.
ttsf" Special attention given to collections.
Forrest W. Brown,
ATTORNKV AT LAW,
Cbarlestown, Jefferson County. W. Va.
If ILL attend to east sin th?* different Conns
of West Virginia and Maryland. Atten
tion given to Pensions and al? classesof Claims
Again.-*. L". S. ttovcruiuciit. CST" Special atten
tion to Collections.
James D. Butt,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Harper's Ferry. Jefferson County, W. Va.
February S. 1S76?if.
Samue! J. C. SVIoore,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Charlestown, Jefferson County. W. Va.
11TIL1. undertake cases jointly in the Courts
W of both of Said Counties.
H. Clay Getzendanner,
Attorney at law,
Sbepbcrdstown, W. Va.
SpcciaLand prompt attention to Collections.
Conveyancing and Settlement of Estates.
Oflice 2nd door west Gibson's drug store.
Jas. M. Mason. Jas. M. Mason, Jh
ftfason & fttiason,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Charles Town, Jefferson Co., West Virginia.
VI7*ILL practice in the various Courts. Care
? 7 ful attention paid to Collections.
Oflice one door west of Carter Ilouee.
Cr 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 Crow us.
James WS. Ranson,
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY.
OFFERS his Professional Services to the cit
izens of Charlestown and vicinity.
C??~011iec opposite Palish Building, Main
street. Charlestown, West Virginia.
April 21, 1385?y.
Dr. Wm. Neiii,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Charlestown, West Va.
office?South side of Main Street corner of
Dr. G. T. Richardson,
PHYSICIAN AN1> SURGEON,
Charlestown, West Va.
Undertaker & Embalmer,|
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.
Will furnisifall kinds of Caskets and Cof
fins. and do Embalming according to the |
latest and most approved modes.
Offices iu Maxwoll|Buiiding.(forinerly occu
pied by Hon. W. H. Travers.) where he may
be found at all hours, either day or night.
July II, isyy-y.
C. HERMANN, Florist,
3S-14 W. South St.,
Will tupply, on aliort notice,
DECORATION and BEDDING PLANTS,
CUT FLOWERS, and
Decorations for Weddings, Receptions
ctc., a specialty.
Old Stand Reopened.
The undersigned has rented and rcopeued
the well known PbiUips Shops, near the tl. ?<fc
O. Depot, and is prepared to do all kinds of
Buggy and Wagon Repair Work,
both in Wood and Iron, giving satisfaction at
HORSESHOEING given special attention,
and a liberal share of the public patronage re
spect fnlly solicited.
Dec. 20?y. F. B. FARMER.
The fullest value for your money, ovcry dol
lar buj'ing a dollar's woith of r.-al Piano val
ue, - v.-hat j-on get hi
You do i*t pay extra for a fancy name or a
Cat ? log lie and Book of Suggestions for the
iskiug. Organs ot very reasonable p ice*,
CHARLES M. STIEFF.
Wurcrooms?0 N. Liberty St.,
Factory?Block of Kasi Lafayette Avenue,
Aiken and Lanvate streets,
A. L. Anderson.] [Geo. W. Anderson.
A. L. Anderson & Co..
MIUDLEWAY. JEFFERSON CO., W. VA.
aMIE. undersigned have been established in
. the Carriage Business on the Middleway
and Shcplicrdstown turnpike, one mile north t>f
Middleway. for fonr years post, nnd during that
time have been doing a large and constantly in
creasing: business in the manufacture of
CARIilAGKS, JUMP-SEATS. END
SPUING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES
JENNY LI'NDS, PHAETONS,
Our work lias been sold all through Jefferson
and ml joining counties, and has always given
satisfaction in every particular.
It is our constant aim to work the very best
material, and to do all work in a first-class man
ner, and as to our i>rices 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 u
re] rescutative of the firm to visit them at their
homes, and give all ncecssary information.
Second-hand vehicles and good Horse* ta'ten
in exchange for work.
We keep constantly a large variety of New
Vehicles in sUx'k. and have also Second-llauc
Carriages. Buggies, etc.. which we sell very low.
A. L. ANDERSON ?fc CO.
May y. ?y.
Marble &. Granite Works.
Cor. George and Nortn Struct.*.
DIEHL & MUX,
MONUMENTS, %? TOMBS. STATUES
Slate and Marble
Tiling, and all kinds of
Huildiug Marble and Sandstones.
All orders promptly filled at the lowest
rates. All work guaranteed.
June 30. IS'.tl?od.Mhl4.71.
Tlioe. K. MOOItE. CLBON B. MOOItE.
insurance <k Real Estate
CHARLES TOWN. W, VA.
Office in the Maxwell Huildinir. next door to
lion. W. U. Truvers.
Representing the following Fire Insurance
NORTII BRITISH AND MERCANTILE
CALEDONIAN, of Scotland.
LANCASHIRE, of England.
PHI LA DELPHIA U N DER WRITERS,
HANOVER, of New York.
GREENWICH, of New York.
UNITED STATES, of New York.
PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON, R. I.
MARYLAND CASUALTY CO.
We also represent the
PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR
of Philadelubin, one of the oldest purely mu
tual lift' insurance companies doing business
in the United State?. All policies absolutely
incontestible from date of issue. Loan, Cash,
paid up or extended insurance after three
years. Dividends anuualh*.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Feb. 21. TO. MOORE & MOORE.
C. W. TAYLOR,
House, Sign and Fresco
PAPER HANGER & GRAINER
./unuarv -? is9i
Nicely Fitted up for All Sen sons,
JAMES W. THOMAS
is prepared to serve all Eatables in season at
his Washington Street Restaurant, four doom
west of the Hotel Watson, at all hours, and
invites his friends and the public at larare to
call and give bitn a trial. Everything put up
iu the mo-t approved style, anil every effort
made to please the must fastidious," be his
appetite ever so dainty.
Oysters in every style a specialty, and orders
for "Dressed Poultry, for family use, given
prompt and careful attention
Dec. 15. '90.
W. M. Stanley, ?. S,,
liKA.DUA.TB OF THE ONTAUIO VktEUINAUY
College, Toronto. Canada.
Ailments of domestic animals will receive
careful treatment. Prompt attention to all
J calls uight or day. Charges reasonable. Res
i idenee, A. D. Burr's, opposite U. it O. Depot,
. Charles Town. W. Va. 0.42??.'9*)?y.
ONE DOOR ABOVE CARTER HOUSE.
I have removed my office to^tlie building
one door above the Carter House, where I
will continue the Grain and Commission busi
j ness. I also represent the Provident Life and
j Trust Company, the best Lite Insurance Com
pany. as reported by Insurance Commission
( ers. in the United States. Will be triad to set
! friends and patrous iu iiit new quarters.
Jau.24-tf. 15. C. WASHINGTON, Agt.
i Tussi "SlirgtniH ^InfcjSKzUw,
MDRCANTOWH. \V. Vfl.
The growlli of the University is quits as
notable i:x its equipment, its faculty, and
its new departments as in iti attendance.
For example, look at
The School of Masse
established two years ago. It has a faculty
of seven instructors, trained under the
best teachers in this country and Europe.
It occupies a separate building ?Ued up
especially for its needs. Instruction 0:1
all'striagcd instruments, including violin,
viola, mandolin, guitar, etc., is free. For
voicc and piano the foes arc very low. A
magnificent pipe organ for Commence
ment Hall is being constructed and it will
be for the use of students of the School of
j Music. If you are interested in the study
I cf music, write for full information.
(Other departments of the University arc
developing with equal rapidity. The Pre
rucdical Department, with its four new
instructors, deserves special mention.
Write for a special pamphlet about it
The University has a faculty of sixty
five instructors, graduates cf the foremost
schools in the world.
The Winter Quarter begins January,^
and the Spring Quarter April i.
Jerome II. Raymond, President.
CHARLES TOWN STEAM SAW
AND PLANING MILLS.
The only factory between Baltimore and
Roanoke that lias not reduced its force during
the past year.
No Idis Hours!
Tho secret is easily explained. They use
only the best material, employ the fluest work
men, and invariably give their customers what
they ask for. Only ask for fr<*e trade and
AGENT GRAND UNION TEA CO,
1* now (after cTeJayg which could not he
avoided) on li.s loute visiting his curtoinc.s,
NEW AND VALUABLE
*ith every sale ? f IluMntr 15 owder aud Tea.
Wait for him
Investigate the plans of life iueurauce offered
PEN N MUTUAL
The Board of Trustees have sidoj?t?*d a reso
lution sanctioning the following endorsement
to be placed upon all policies where the risk
is adjudged to be unqualifiedly first clasf:
"Thispolicy is absolutely in
con test ible from date of issue for
any cause except non-payment
It makes the policy a world-wide conttuct.
free Irom all conditions as to residence, occu
pation, travel, habits of 1 ift?, and as to name,
time or place of death. l'AID UP, extcudcd.
cash aud loan values after 3 years.
For particulars, address,
MOORE & MOORE,
March 21. 1S90. ?
WM. B. REED,
Tin and Stove Work.
The undersigned has located in the shop of
Mrs. Margaret Dooley, West Main street, near
IIoH'6 Pump, where he is prepared to execute
all kinds of Tin aud Stove Work, at short uo
tice aud upon reasonable terms.
Roofing and Spouting a
Will nlfo keep on hand or manufacture to or
der. all the ordidarv liues of Tinware, such as
; ERUIT CANS,
BUCKETS, PANS, ETC.
A liberal share of the public patronage
rcspectfnllv solicited. B. F. DOOLEY.
! Sept. 7. 1S97.
O. B. COLLADAY,
Charles Town's Only
OPPOSITE HOTEL WATSON.
First-class appointments and scrvice. Clean
towel with every sbavo.
Col. K. P. Chew.
W. O. Norr:*.
CHEW & IS ORRIS,
Charles Town, Jefferson County, W. Va.
Real Estate and Loans.
BUI* AND SELL FARMS. LOTS AND IIOL8ES,
COAL AND TIMBER LANDS,
NEGOTIATE LOANS ON IUSAT. ESTATE
OK OTHER SECURITIES.
Carefully Arranged. All
Business Conducted Confidentially aud Willi
| Strict Promptness.
That the surest way for ayoung person to be
come self-supporting is io g?*t a thorough
knowledge of hhorth^nd and typewriting? if
he learns bookkeeping all the better. In se
curing this education he must not overlook
the Important subjects of writing and spell
ing. We inuke a specialty of t hese essential
studies, ami for the sum of 150 a person may
attend the day session for a period of ten
mouths. Six mouth* is fo.uud sullk-ieut in
some eases, aud iu others ouly five months is
necessary, but we do not wish anyone to be
deceived in thinking that these cases are the
u\cra?re, for they are not. You had b: tier
count on t?;n mouths. If you are at work dur
ing the day we will aive you three months (1*2
weeks) for only *10, night sessions. This is a
rcdueid rate and is just one half the day rite.
A beautiful catalogue will he sent you on
application, but we prrfcr to have you come
and see us. A good time to cull is after five
iu the evening.
WOOD*?1 COMMERCIAL COLLEGE,
311 East Capital Street,
Oct. SI. WaMiiu^tou, D. C.
Hour and Feed Store.
The undersigned has removed his Flour and
Feed Store to the west room of the Daluaru
buildiuir, Main street, Charles Town, where
In: will offer
FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE,
and conduct the
USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
FJojr, Feed. ?&c..fold ar fates to suit the
times. Will be pleased to have the calls ol
a!l my old customers, and respectfully solicit
the patronage of the public in ireneral.
April 5. GEO. H. TURNER.
CGQPE1AGE CO IVI PAN Y,
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.,
LIME BAR ELS,
AND OAK STAVES
AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF COOP
Malu Ollice and Yard on BjI Line.
A specialty of FLOUR AND APPLE BAR
RELS,whieu will be sold at reasonable prices.
Will pay $4 per cord of 12S cnbic f??et for
sood Stave aud Heading Timber, delivered at
in any leugths, sold and delivered on short
July 18, 1899-y.
WIIEN YOU VISIT
DINING AND LUNCH
Jfos. 814 and 810 F. St. N. 11'.,
(BETWEEN 8TEI AND OTH STS.,)
Washington, D. C.
MEALS 15 AND 25 CTS. NO LIQUORS.
Nov. 7? ly.
H. B. FUNK & CO.'S
Charles Town, W. Va.
C!- F. WALL,
CHARLES TOWN, JEFF. CO., W. VA.
STOCK Bouirbt und Sold on Commission.?
Will also assist parties in Purchasing Stock
on a reasonable per centage.
January Su. IS'.Ki.
P. D. Davis. J. A* Emmert
DAVIS & EMMERT,
House & Sign Painters,
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.
Paper Hanging and Graining a specialty.
Prices moderate, work executed promptly aua
Apjil 7. 1SU6.
A FURNACE FOR SALE CHEAP. We
liavo an excellent one. been used a short
time, and is almost as good as new. Those i?
want of one will do well to call on us at once,
Jan. 16, 11100. EASTERDAY & CO.
'CASCAKLT8 do ull clnlmcd for (hem
and are a truly wonderful medicine. I haveolitn
wished fur a mediciue pleasant to take ur.d at last
bave round it in Cascarets. Since taking them. my
blood has been miritied ana my complexion bas Im
proved wonderfully and ] fuel much better In every
way." Mits. Salme E. SKLLAits. Luttrell. Tenn.
i CATHARTIC ^
TWAOE MARK RCOI3TXRCO
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10e.25c.fi0c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Utrliat termed/ fanpasT. ffclrsxn, Scnlrral. New Vork. !l9
MTfl S A (t Sold and guaranteed by all drug
" I U'SAu gists to CUKiS Tobacco llablt.
NEW COAL YARD
The undersigned ban op?ni*d :i Coal Yard]
on the Belt-jL1ne,at North Mildred street, near
the Pou hat in Brass and Iron Works, and is
prepared to supply the j,ttblic with
ALL KINDS OF COAL,
including Anthracite and Bituminous of
various grades. and of good quality. Order?
promptly* filled at reasonable rates.
C. T. SMALL WOOD
Specifics cure by acting directly upon
the disease, without exciting disorder in
any other part of the system.
HO. CTTRE3. r RICES.
1?Fever?, Congestions, Inflammations. .25
2*-Worm?, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25
3?Teething, Colic. Crylng.Wakefulness .25
4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults 25
7?Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis 25 j
8?IVcuralgla, Toothache, Foceache 25 !
D?Headache, Sick Headache, Vertigo.. .25
ID?Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Weak Stomach. 25
11?Suppressed or Painful Periods 25
12?Whites, Too Profuse Periods 25
13?Croup, Laryngitis, Hoarseness 25
14?Salt Rheum, Erysipelas,Eruptions.. .25
15?Rheumatism, Rheumatic Pains 25
lfi?Malaria, Chills, Fever and Ague 25
19?Catarrh, Influenza. Cold In tho Head .25
20?Whoopinc-Cong h 25
27?Kidney DIhcxihch 25
28-Sferrooi Debility 1.00
30?Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed 25
77?Grip, Hay Fever 25
Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases at your
Druggists or Mailed Free.
Sold by druggists, or sent on receipt of price.
Humphreys' Med. Co., Cor. William & John Sts.,
Succesf-or to K. 1). Shugcrt ?fc liro.
R. D, SIIUGERT,
Manufacturer of aud Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Collars
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS.
WHIPS, FLY NETS, FUll AND PLUSH
If vou want the Best Harness Oil conic aud
try the Diamond Black Leather Oil. I keep in
stock the Pure N?*at6toot Oil. I have the
airency for the W ilbur Seed Meal, for Horses.
Cattle", nogs, Sheep and Poultry. It is good
for hog cholera. Wilbur Egg Food makes the
hsns lav I have the county riirht of the
Lightning Harness Hooker. Come and see
it. It is the best safety attachment out for
Harness. I pay the Highest Market Cash
Prices, all the year, for Beef Hides, Horse
!!id?s. Calf Skins, Sheep Skins and Fur ?kitis
of ali kinds Mail o d? rs solicited. Prompt
attention to all correspordeuce.
II. 1). SIIUGERT,
Dec. 13, 1S9P. Charles To*n, W. Va.
Reamer's Howard House
Howard ami Baltimore Sts.,
To My Old Patrons and Oip. Traveling Public :
Having had a very liberal share of the pub
lic patronage during: the past five years, 1 felt
encouraged to re-lease the Howard House for
atcrmcf 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 to
give first-class aecommodatious at .*2.00 per
day. Country merchants and commercial
travellers will find it the most centrally loca
ted hotel in the city. Respectfully.
Sept. 25, 1S0I. J AS. REAM Ell,
Wm. Ruti.ei>ge, Ciiahi.es W. Guimes,
Pioprictor. Haicuy E. Hewitt,
Northeast Corner Public Square,
MARTIN8BURG, \V\ VA.
'Bus to and from all trains.
Apiil 1, m
No. SI?, 210 and 221 N. Market street,
Hates $I per Pat.
Reduced Hates by the Week.
The new manage ment will pay 6triet atten
tion to the comfort of guests.
June 18/9W. S. L>. McPONALD, Prop.
Opposite People's National Bank,
MARTJNSBURO. W. VA.
H. S. LEA QUE. Proprietor.
Rate* il per day. Special rates to week and
BEHRYVIi.LE. CLARKE CO., VA.
Mrs. Ann R. Castlernan, Proprietor.
THIS house will continue to be kept in the
best style for the comfort and convenience
1 of guests, the traveling public being at all times
| assured of a cordial welcome and genuine hos
! pitality. Rates moderate.
July 6. 1SS0?y.
NEW BARBER SHOP,
IN REAR O? WATSON HOUSE.
I take this method of informing the public
i that I have ope ted a
iu rear of Hotel Watson, and guarantee
and polite attention. Hoping to receive a
share of the t.ublic patronage, I rcmaiu most
James H. Thompson.
; Nov. 2i. |
i rONEY to patent go?.d id?*as may be se
, 111 cured bv our aid. The Patent Kecord,
Baltimore. Md. Jane 13-1 y.
SPIRIT OF JtffERSON.'!
lIuaulbs Tows, /cyrsHftOK Cou*tt, W. Va..
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1000.
riro. Wt liAINB?. - Editor and Proprietor. |
11.50 in Advance; ?2 if not Paid ;u Advance, j
.HOW WE LEARN.
Great truths arc dearly bought. The common
Such as men give and take from day to day,
Comes in the common walk of easy life,
li'jqwn by the careless wind acicci our way.
Gresk": truths arc greatly won, not found by chance
Nor wafted on the breath of summer dream, *
But grasped in the i;r?at struggle of the soul.
Hard buffeting with adverse wind and stream.
But in the daj- of conflict, fear and grief.
When ttfe strong liand of Cod, put forth in
Plows up the subsoil of the stagnant heart
And brings the imprisoned truth seed to the
Wrung from the troubled spirit in hard hours
Of weakness, solitude, perchance of pain.
Truth springs like harvest ftoni the well plowed
And the soul feels it has not wept in vain.
I WHEN THE 1
I SERPENT ENTERED, f!
t ? t
A How Sir. i*rowii Got Into aud Out ? ,
1 ? of Politics. ^
"My dear," said Mrs. Thomas Brown, i
"this is the twelfth anniversary of our:
wedding day. I believe you hail for
"Well, I haven't," replied the Hon.
Thomas Brown, with a line show of In- j
dignation. "I'm not likely to forget
the day when I got yon. I remember
every detail with perfect clearness."
"What kind of dresses did the brides
"And," continued Mr. Brown, artful-1
ly evading the question, "I'm sure that j
we have plenty of cause to be thankful
and happy. Certainly no man ever had
a better wife."
"Thank you, my dear, and come
home early tonight, so that we may
have a little celebration."
After this picas:;;;; episode the Hon.
Thomas started down town to
his oiiice. <.':i his way t:> the train he
made up his mind that he would send
home a basket of fruit and some roses
and later in the (lay he would stop at
the jeweler's t ? look at the bracelet his
wife lind admired.
It was strange, he rejected, how lit
tle happiness souse people get out of
life. Here v.as he. still oh the sunny
side of 40. with a sufficient income, a
devoted wife, two beautiful children
and not a worry in the world. Ilis
place in his profession was assured.
Ills neighbors respected him. He could
see no cloud on the horizon of his
hopes. He was as near complete con
tentment as men get.
In the reception room of his olliee
half a dozen men were waiting. He
recognized one as a well known poli
tician and greeted him with a some
what chilly nod as he closed the door
of his private room. A clerk, however,
followed him and ushered in the dele
"We've come," said the spokesman,
"to ask you to be our candidate for
the state senate."
The Hon. Thomas Brown thanked
them and said iie had neither the time
nor money to spare.
"But it will take hardly any time
and less money," was the answer.
"You can be elected without a bit of j
trouble. You know the situation. Now
think it over and let us know tomor- j
As a result of the succeeding excite
ment, which Mr. Brown coulil not con
ceal, at least from himself, lie forgot
the fruit, the rosea and the diamonds.
"Senator Thomas Brown" did have an
ear lilting sound, as he repeated it un
der his breath.
At 5 o'clock he started to go home.
Four professional friends met him at j
the door. They called him "Senator" j
and escorted him out to drink his j
health. It was 7 o'clock before he got
out to the South Side.
His wife met liiin at the door. Her
usual placidity was somewhat shaken.
"Why, Tom, what's the matter?" she
said. "1 asked you to get home early, [
and here it is after 7 o'clock and din-!
ner half spoiled."
"I've been asked to run for the sen
ate, my dear," said the Hon. Thomas
"And what did you say?"
"Told them I'd give them an answer
after 1 had consulted iny wife," said
Mr. Brown, who had already begun to
use the wiles of a politician. ?
"I hate to think of your going Into
politics, Tom. and"?
"But the senate isn't exactly politics.
I am assured that I can be elected
without an effort on my part. If It
was going to make any change In our
home life, I wouldn't think of It. And,
besides. It's my duty, you know. It's
my duty to the state. That will prob
ably decide me."
"I thought you were going to consult
"That's wliat I'm doing now. If
"Let's go in and sc-e if any of the
dinner is fit to eat. We can talk It
The soup was served, when there
came a ring at the bell. The maid an
nounced a party of gentlemen to see
"Tell them Mr. Brown Is at dinner,"
said his wife, "and ask them to sit
"Don't you think I had better go out
for a second and see who it Is?" Inter
rupted the prospective senator. "It
might be somebody from the office on
Important business, you know." So
quickly had the virus of political am
I bition begun to do its deadly work.
An hour later the Hon. Thomas
Brown found the dining room deserted.
! His indignant wife was up stairs In
her sitting room.
"Well, if this is the way you are go
ing to the senate, you will never go
with my consent," she broke out. "I
henrd you telling those men yon were
always glr.d and proud to welcome
' them to yu:ir humble home, and then I
I looked out the window nnd saw tliat
old Pllzmacber. tlie saloon keeper, was
at the head of them. If that's politics,
I'd rather have the mumps."
"But, you see, Pitzmaclier Is the
member of the city central committee
from this ward, and the others are the
officers of the ward club. They came
over to congratulate me on my candi
dacy for the senate. 1 couldn't do less
than thank them, could 1? They've
arranged a mass meeting for this even
ing to indorse me, and I suppose I'll
have to go over and make them a little
"I thought you wouldn't have to turn
?ver your hand?"
"Well,you know a candidate is bound
to get the indorsement of his home
ward. Once I get that Used up, you'll
see that there'll be no more trouble."
An hour later I'itzmacher drove up
In an old hack, and the Hon. Thomas
Brown descended to welcome him. Ills
wife gave him fair warning.
"if you go riding around on the
streets with that man. Tom lirowu,"
she called after him down the stairs,
"I'll never be seen on the street with
you again. What do you suppose the
neighbors will sayV"
In the gray liours of the early morn
ing the hack again drew up before the
house, and Mr. Brown entered Ids once
quiet and happy dwelling. As the door
closed a crowd of men and boys, who
had followed the hack from the meet
lug place, cheered loudly.
It was 0 o'clock before Mr. Brown
appeared for breakffist. His wife re
ceived him with a pitying smile. In
which tears and anger were equally
mingled. She laid before lrim a copy
of The Morning Echo and pointed In
silence to the headlines over an article
on the first page. "Tom Brown Out
For Senator." it read. "Uidiculous
Ambition of a Broken Down Pettifog
ger." "Hints of Sensational Exposures
to Be Made."
"There," said Mrs. Brown. "Nothing
to make any change In our home life,
eh? Elected without an effort on your
part? Duly to the state? What do
you say to that?"
Mr. Brown lost what little appetite
he had. lie read the article through
with anxious care. Then he swore.
The children looked up In surprise.
"The doorbell began ringing before
7 o'clock this morning," went on Mrs.
Brown. "There was a procession of all
sorts of men neither you nor I had ever
heard of. They all wanted to see Sen
ator Brown. 1 want you to sue Hint
newspaper for libel."
"My dear." said the lion. Thomas
Brown, with a weak and pleading
smile, "you mustn't let that bother you
so. I'ublic men, you know, are subject
to the attacks of the partisan press.
Before I forget it, there was one little
thing I wanted to speak to you about.
You buy your groceries of Hilton, do
you not? Well, now, just as a favor to
me, would you object to changing?
You see, Hicks, on the opposite corner.
Is, I iiud, the president of the Brown
club. Don't you think It would be a
little pleasanter all around if we pa
"Mr. Brown." persisted his wife,
"will you sue that paper for libel?"
"Why, certainly not," was the an
swer, "but that publication makes It
absolutely necessary for uie to stay in
the light. If I backed out now, the
newspapers would all say that I with
drew under fire. Then I should be n
coward. Of course I wish, for your
sake, since you feel so bad about It.
that I had never begun."
"Well, they can't say your son is a
"Why, wlmt's the matter?"
"He started for school at 8 o'clock
this morning, just as he has done for
the last two years. He wore n pretty
little white waist and red stockings,
and I thought he never looked so sweet.
Half an hour later he came hack. I
wish you could have seen the child. lie
liad fought with three l>ig boys, he
cause they said his father was a broken
down pettifogger. I've got hiin In the
bedroom now, with witch hazel on his
"Don't you think. Nellie," said Mr.
Brown as lie got up from the table,
"that you could strain a point and buy
your groceries from Hicks?'
"I've fixed things so that won't be
necessary, 1 think. I saw enough last
night to convince me that you could
never stand the strain of a campaign
like this. When you came in this
morning, I was sureMlint I was right,
and even if you couid the rest of us
couldn't. So when the callers began to
ring the bell at half past G I told tliem
*? After having a mishap, I suffered
?with pain in my left side and a lingering
cough which grew worse and worse,"
writes Mrs. Cora Brooks, of Martin,
Franklin County, Georgia. '' Last
spring I got past tfoing anything and my
husband went to the drug store and
called for Wine of C , and the mer
chant recommended Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription, so he bought one bottle.
I began to take it es directed in the
pamphlet wrapped around the bottle,
fhe 'took said if the disease was compli
cated with cough to take Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and ' Favor
ite Prescription' alternately, and Dr.
Pierce's pleasant Pellets, on rising every
morning. Mr. Brooks went back to the
drug store and got the ' Golden Medical
Discovery,' and I took it as directed.
The cough left me at once and I began
to gel better so rapidly my husband was
astonished at my improvement. I am
now able to work on the farm and also
do the washing for two familes."
oil that Mr. Brown's physician liail for
bidden liliu to accept a nomination."
"Yes. and then, a little later, the re
porters from the afternoon newspapers
called to Interview yon. 1 told tliem
all that yon had refused to bo n candi
date: that the state of your health was
precarious, and that yon were out of
politics fur Rood. So you see. after all.
it won't !>e necessary for ::ic to buy my
butter from Iltcks."?Cincinnati Trib
It has been decided to close the United
Suites national pavilion at the Paris Ex
position on Sunday.
" Persevere and prosper." If you take
Hood'sSarsoparilla faithfully for scrofula,
salt rheum, boils, eruptions, dyspepsia,
it will cure you.
A Pntnn siorj* I'rom riirncnaj-.
The putna or mountain lion of tha
Andes Is naturally an affectionate ami
harmless auiuial aud Is often domesti
cated. and some of the rnnchmcn in
I atngonla and Chile often tame them
and train them for watchdogs. An es
II aordin:) ry story is told of h tyrant
who ruled lu Paraguay for many years
and was notorious all over South
America for his cruclty. It Is said that
this ruler once had a woman chained to
a tree In the forest where she would
either starve or he devoured by wild
beasts. After she had 1 een out about
ten days he sent a scout to see what
was left i f her. anil, much to his as
tonishment. v.;;.s found that she had
been fed and protected by two pumas,
male and female, nail bad suffered III
no way except from exposure and
fright. The pumas brought her raw
meat from the animals they had killed
and slept by her side each night llko
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The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad has es
tablished Electric Automobile Service at
\\ ashington, U. C.. in connection with
its train service, being the first railroad
to introduce this mode of transportation
regularly to .and from its railway station.
The Automobiles are of the latest elec
tric pattern, absolutely noiseless in re
gard to machinery and running gear.
They are provided with luxuriously deep
cushioned scats, with electric lights atiil
time pieces. Two small trunks can l>c
carried on the supports at the rear of the
vehicle, and the top of the cab provides
ample room for small traveling bags aud
The splendid streets of Washington
arc particularly favorable for this high
class transportation, and the vehicles can
in saffcty reach a speed from ten to four
teen miles an hour on any of the streets,
excepting in the business portion.
It has been arranged, when special ser
vice is desired, passengers on trains ap
proaching Washington from the East will
notify conductor before arrival at Haiti
more. and on trains from the West will
notify conductor before arrival of train
at Washington Junction.
I he rates for this exttaordinary ser
vice arc extremely reasonable, and the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, with its ad
vanced ideas and methods, is to be con
gratulated in being the first to inaugurate
regular!}- this latest invention in trans
This journal, although more particu
larly devoted to all that interests finance,
commerce and manufacturing, is never
theless always awake to the needs and
wants of its readers, let the subject be
what it may.
^ e were asked to investigate and re
port upon the merits of the various catarrh
remedies on the market. The production
of preparations of injurious composition
can not, unfortunately, be stopped or re
stricted at present, or until our State
Legislatures can be induced to pass such
suitable and stringent laws as will effec
tually prevent their appearance on the
market. In the meantime, the people
must look out for themselves.
In this matter, we have made a most
careful and painstaking investigation,
realizing the confidence that would be
piacd in our reply. Our medical staff
employed to make such investigations
were most favorably impressed with the
preparation known as "Hall's Catarrh
Cure," manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co., ot Toledo. Ohio, and agreed that this
peerless remedy deserves our highest en
Many of the catarrh remedies on the
market contain mercury, which destroys
the sense of smell and deranges the whole
system when entering through the mucous
surfaces. From analysis, we found that
Hall's catarrh cure contains no mercury.
It is taken internally, acting direcMy up
on the blood and mucous surfaces of the
We have no interest whatever in this
matter beyond faithfully serving our
rentiers, and as our endorsement is ex
tended without reward of any kind, and
i. wholly unsolicited by this compar y,
aid will be received with the full credence
that all our statements have met with for
the past eighteen years.
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