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The first Sunday in January be- j gins the week of prayer. The Court of Appeals meets at Charleston on the 9th day of Jan- i uary. The “Kagim* •Canawa!” will close for repjjiirs on Monday. The waturjrrfff then he drawn off for |#“?Wwhiter. Thirteen police arrests in Ha gerstown last Friday is rather a | had showing for a professedly j moral town. We noticed a fellow going home j last night, a la Toodles, who told 1 us in response to our inquiry, that iic expected the “ole 'oman ’I’ll gim'mo 'ail Columbia.” Frank Hereford, of the 1 bird Congressional District, lost #2,600 by the failure of Jay Cooke & Co. We learn that the net leeeipts of the Lutheran Sahbatir School con cert will foot up about fifth. We are informed about forty or fifty lends were discharged at the railroad -imps on Saturday last. Ill—QI Mil - Fila toi k of Dial ios for 1874 — suitalde for business men—at the Independi nt bool; store. Mr. ,\. J. Sci alf, a school-muster in Morgan county, recently eloped with Mi-.- Grace Michael, of that county . Mu-iu ! Music! — Another large1 lot of le v, music—embracing in the collection the latest and most popula r pieces out -just received ut the Independent !> > >.: Store. The telegraph line between Ha gerstown and this place, over (lie the route of the Cumberland Val iey Itaiirord was completed on Saturday Inst. Our people will now have direct telegraphic com munication with the North. Nock, of the Ilagerstov. il News, is informed that the typos of the Independent now work by gas light. How do the News hoys get along with their gasoline rays? i The following gentlemen were elected officers of Tuscarora Lodge No. 24, I. O. (). F., on last Satur i day evening, viz: Z. T. Brantner, N. G.; J. D. Mullen, V. G.; The odore Buser, It. S.; J. L. Cline, A. R. 8.; G. L. Hensel, P. S. ; Win. McElroy, Treasurer. *We hear there was a light on Christmas eve, in the country, near Honeywood Mills, between some of the Philips boys,young Jacques and a Mr. Payne. One of the Philips received a very Mack eye, and wo are informed Jacques was very severely cut in the thigh by a knife in the bands of one of tin* * Philips. There has been a fearful tight in Winchester for the post office. Mr. Samuel At well was suspended during the recent canvass in Vir ginia, and Mr. William Miller was apj>otnted in l»is place, but re cently .h« President made an or der under which Mr. Atweil re euuie- the duties of the position, which of course temporarily hus pends hostilities. A kind of a lit tle Virginiu • affair. At a meeting of the Lutheran Sahi c'h School, the following res olutions were offered and unan imously adopted : Resolved, That tin* (hunks of the school are ' ne and hereby tender. <J Benj. Bushnell, Es.p, Dr. Myers, Albert Simmons C. P. Curtis, M. Kingsbury, IViv-od Stearns, ! Charles A nicy and John Duly for their kind «sais ant e and the ox Cellent vocal and instrumental ; music furnished by them on the occasion of our recent concert. Resolved, That the thanks of the school are hereby tendered the general public for the very liberal p dronage extended on the occa sion above referred to. CiuusToriiEK Hill; Superintendent. VOTE OF THANKS. At u meeting of I tie Southern Methodist Sabbath School, the following resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of the school be tendered through the papers of the to(vn to Mr. Benja min Bushnell, Albert Simmons, C. P. Curtis, M. Kinsbury,Edward Stearns and Dr. S. N. Myers, for (lie kind, voluntary and invalua ble services rendered at our re sult concert Resolved, That the thanks of the ehool are also due several lady .riends, who contributed by their presence as well as by actual serv ices to the interest of the occasion. Resolved, That we are at a loss for words to express our grati tude to the people of all classes and sects for their very liberal patron Hge. Two Important Hills that Became Laws at ihe Last Session of the Legislature Thr fti^t i~ a bill to amend and | re-enact Section Twelve of Chapter 121 of the Code of West Virginia I concerning process and the order j of publication, and is as follows: Be it enacted It;/ the Legislature ! of West Virginia, That Section Twelve of Chaptei 121 of (he Code is hereby amended and re enacted, ho as to read as follows: “12. Every order of publication : shall state brielly the object of the i suit, petition or other proceedings, and shall require the defendant 1 against whom it is entered to ap i pear within four weeks after the i date of the Jir.st publication I thereof, or the next rule day, (if the case be u rule,) and do what is necessary h> protect their interests, l! shall la* published once a week j for four successive weeks, in some i | newspaper published in the county I in which the order is made or | iirected, if one is so published, j unless tin* court in which the ease ; is. otherwise order; and if no newspaper !■ published in the county, then m sucli other news paper as the court may prescribe; or if none b <» prescribed, as the clerk niaj <, reel: Provided, that such order shall he deemed to have been duly published, on the day »’*■ the fourth publication thereof. J* shall also lx* posted at the front ( tv of the t our! House of the < mty wherein the court is held, Jr. least t we. tv days before judg i nt or deer-1 is rendered ” The next i- known as Senate l I No. 2-')(!, ul isu bill requiring c\ rtain sales to be advertised in a newspaper, and is as follows: Senate Bill No. 2a(J, a bill re quiring certain sales to be adver i Used in a newspaper He it enacted to/ the Legislature of West Virginia: 1. That, whenever a court shall hereafter decree the sale of real estate, it shall prescribe in the decree that such sale shall be ad vertised in some convenient news paper by the commissioner or pen-on appointed to make the sale. It shall always he advertised in a newpaper published in the county if one be published therein, in the advertisement the commis sioner shall state the time, term and place of sale, together with a description of the property to be sold. 2. Within three months after the sale of land for taxes,-by the several sheriffs of me State, if the i lands, or any tracts or parts of j lauds shall he bought by ltidivid i uals, the sheriff making the sale i shall add n - par of the expenses i of the sale, an eq ..l per centum i on the taxes due and for which the lands were so sold, as will be i sufficient to pay the expenses of ! advertising the full return of all | sale, made to individuals, for the j period of eight weeks; and the | f-.iid sheriff shall, within said three months, advertise the said full returns of such sales in some con | venient new.-paer, and shall al ways advertise in a newspaper in the county, if one be published , therein, am! shall specify in such adverti- incut the time in which the original owner will be entitled j to rede-iii, and beyond which the i right will cease. d. Any sheriff or other officer, proceeding to sell under a writ of .fieri facias or venditioni exponas, | it the properly he of tho»value of ! five hundred dollars, or more, j i shall advertise the sale for the ; time required by law, in some I newspaper, as in this act is re I quired. i. This act shall be hi force from its passage. CHICAGO’S PRODUCE TRAl'E. Chicago, Dec. 2;).—A a view of the produce trade of Chicago for the past year is published this moralti" Records of grain dur ing the ^inr wore 96,781,508 bush l els; shipments, 91,035,703 bushels. The receipts of hogs were 4,300,000 I head; cattle, 765,000 head; sheep, ! 300,000 Stead; lumber, 1,084,998,000 feet. The total value of all pro I duce received during the year is, in r< and numbers, $210,000,000. RECOLLECTIONS OF WEIMAR. [ The Burial Place of Gothe and i Schiller. Twenty years after Schiller’s death a certain burgomaster, Schwobe, took it j into his head to get Schiller’s head as a relic, lie had the vault opened, where ! the remains had been laid with those of i ten other mortals, but to his dismay i the coffins were nil decayed av.ay, and | there was nothing but a confused mass of bones at the bottom of the vault, lie took home the eleven skulls, nurri- t hered them, ranged them in a row ai d invited every one in Weimar who had been personally acquainted with Schil- ' ler to borne and see them. The visitors were taken one by one into the room and invited to write down their opinion* as to which was Schiller’s skull, without j the opportunity of consultation A I agreed upon the same number, and then Prof. Shroter. of Jena, after much difficulty, sorted out the bom** of the skeleton from tie* heaps at Weimar. It is evident that the ideas of the pr< stmt day In regard to the sanctity ol the grave were not then prevalent. tWtho wrote some beautiful lim - to i]. *fcuH, arid everything was beautiful aip! pleas ant, and recalls to us Hamlet and the grace diggers Several years after, King Lmis |.. <.( Bavaria, came to Weimar. He was a mm cf what, in or inary people, would be called great rudeness of speech, but, licing :i King, it was only blantncss. King Louis was very much astonished to find Schiller’s remain* treated as a curiosity. I do not know how it was that he became to differ from the cotem porary sentiment ; it might have been that, being a Homan Catholic,hi* thought liuimti bones had better be in eotise craied ground than rattling about in lit erary drawers. However, the King wagged his tongue to such effect that as soon ns lie had gone the Grand Duke "■mb to Goethe that, to avoid further remarks, he desired him to have a proper i c tiiu prepared for Schiller’s hones, and t have them laid i i tho Grand Ducal vault. Gottio had a simple oaken box in ide and on it had placed thesingle word ■ ■'chrller,'’ in hron/.o letters. When Goethe died a sirniior coffin was prepared for him, and now they lie side by side in the Grand Ducal vault, .sur rounded by thetomhsnf the Great Du . d Family. “(roelh",” “Schiller,”—these are their ; epitaphs; not a single word of their title of counsellors, or of thu “ability which Charles Augustus was finally driven to confer upon them by the murmurs of hia courtiers at having to associate with j these plebiaus. The wise Goethe knew whence placed tho word “Schiller” on the coffin that posterity would demand no more, and they who directed Goethe’s interment did well to follow tho preee. rh ut ho had made NEW LAWS OF WEST VIRGINIA. An act to amend (lie 122d chap ti r of the code. An act to amend chapter 81 of the Code. An act authorizing the appoint ment of Commissioners to convey land to heirs of Cabell Taverner. An act authorizing the Clerk of the Supreme court and clerks of the Circuit and County courts to report annually to the Auditor the number of days session of their respective courts, a ml the Auditor to make abstract to the Legisla ture. An act authorizing municipal corporations to issue bonds. An act to amend and re-enact chapter 82 of the Code, cone n.ing guardians and vards. An act authorizing the Female Seminary rtt Cnion to confer lit erary degrees. An act requiring auction sales to bo advertised in newspapers. An act to amend the laws con cerning attorneys at law. An act for the relief of persons prosecuted or sued for acts done according to i lie usages of civilized warfare during the war. An act to amend the charter of the City of Wheeling. An act to amend chapter 124 of Code concerning the support of illegitimate children. An act for the appointment of Janitor. An act for the relief of workmen of Boone county. An act appropriating $1,000 to the Glenvilic Normal School. An act amending the act con cerning enclosures and trespassers/ An act to provide for changing the names of towns and villages. An act to authorize the Governor to commence proceedings against the late public printer, and appro priating money to pay the ex penses. 1 An act to amend an act concern ing grand juries. An act to fix tho times for hold- i ing the Courts in 1st and 3d judi cial districts. An act fixing the time for hold ing the Courts in Wetzel county. An act prohibiting the deposit of putrid matter into springs and streams.. An act to amend chapter 54 of the acts of 1872. An act to amend chapter 1G0 of tiie Code, relating to executions, judgments and writs of error. An act to amend an act relating to descents and distribution. An net to amend 78 of the Code concerning the course of descents. ' An act granting right of way for railway track east of Wheeling. An act prohibiting riggingging seng on lands of another without permission of the owner. An act to amend chapter 114 of acts of 1872 3 concerning the cir cuit courts of Wood county. An act to amend the Code con cerning births, marriages anti deaths. An act authorizing the Bank of Wheeling to close up its affairs. An act relating to title papers ! destroyed by tire. An act authorizing payment to James E. Moore for services as ; ommissionor in Poeohontas bounty. An act giving construction to ! the word “Justice.” .»n act to amend chapter 79 con eerning printing, Jre. An act concerning a boom in Wetzel county. An act requiring county courts to refund certain moneys. An act to legalize a certain elec tion in Ilitchie county. An act to amend chapter <!0 of I the ('ode. OHIO. - I A FftltiHTFUG TRAGEDY. Dayton, December 11.—The particulars of the Stowe fratricide, j and the subsequent hanging of Henry Stowe, show that the two brothers, with some companions, after drinking whisky freely,com menced shooting at a mark. John Stowe insisted upon loading the rifle for each competitor, and Henry contended that each man should charge the gun for himself. Henry, however, acceded to the demand of John until it came his time to shoot, when he demanded that the rifle be given him to load. High words followed, in the course of which Henry charged John with dishonesty in not put ting any ball in the gun when last loading it. John called Henry a liar, upon which Henry shot John dead, with a revolver. Henry was immediately siezed by 'he remainder of the party, number ing four men, who dragged him to a mill, from which a rope was : procured, and hanged him to a ! limb of a tree. The company then repaired to the “office” and took a drink, and, upon returning, found their victim dead. Seem ing to realize for the first time what had happened, those who participated fled, and have not yet been eaptured. The parents of Stowe, who reside in Pennsylva nia, were informed aqonce|of|the ter rible alfair, and arrived yesterday afternoon, and took charge of the remains of their sons, who, it seems, were their only children. 5Iui>>lml itsizuiiio. New York, Dec. 27.- A Paris correspondent, giving an account of the trial and sentence of Marshal Bazaine, says: The sentence was death and military degradation in the Legion de Honneur and the costs of the whole process and trial. This latter atenc. would i take thirty thousand francs, every -oi: Bazaine has in the world, and leave his wife and children destitute. When the sentence was passed Bazaine was not present. His counsel, Lachaud, brought him the news privately, and the prosecutor, with a file of soldiers, came soon after and read the sen tence to Bazaine, Bazaine de sired to be shot immediately if they wanted his life. He was very calm, while all the others were agitated. He asked that his son be permitted to remain with him the whole day after sentence, which was granted, as they feared he might commit suicide. His wife acted heroically. When told that her husband might escape death by military degradation,she exclaimed, -‘Never. He would never consent to that. If you pro pose it I shall soon be a widow.” In this anticipation, she prepared for the last interview with him preparatory to entering the con vent. When the sentence was announced to President McMahon, he was at the head of a large din ner party. He exclaimed, ‘‘Con demned* to death?” turned very pale, sank into his chair, letting has head fall into his hand. On being informed that the court had signed a unanimous appeal for mercy, he charged them with hav ing thrown all the responsibility upon him, and declared that the fear of unpopularity would not deter him from using his right of mercy. He treated D’Aumale coolly* The Bishop of Orleans, botli by an interview and through letter, urged him to bo merciful. These and other influences besides bis own inclinations,brought about the commutation of Bazaine's sen tence. TIIE VIRGINIU8. The steamship Georgia, at this j port from Charleston, passed the! Vlrginius in tow off Cape Romaine j on the 24th inst. at 2 p. m. ' TEA. AND COFFEE What Importers and Jobbers have to sajr. When there is an opening for an ad vance of prices in the necessaries of life, retail dealers are the first to take advan tage of it, and the poor and salaried men, those who are compelled to buy small quantities at a time, are the §rst to f the * fleets of it. As soon as there was talk in Congress of an increase of duties on tea aud cof fee, up-town grocers and small dealers iri the drinks that cheer hut do not in* ebri ite, ran up their scale of prices, and laid the fault upon the legislators at Washington la some cases coffee was sold lately at 45 cents a pound, which could have been bought a week before for 85, and in other cases the advance was smaller; but there seemed t • he a general consent to take advantage of the crisis, even though it should turn out to be a false alarm. A repor'er of the Commercial started out to make inquiry of .some of the leading importing and jobbing houses in the tea and c .ifee trade, in relation to the present condition of the market. At Messrs II K. Thurber & Co., No. 173 Chambers street, who have one of the largest, grocery liou-es in the city, he was told that the tea market was bn; slightly affected as yet, though the a 1 vatice had not !<eeu felt by j>bber-to such an extent s to justify an increa-e ol thirty per cent, in the retail price ol the article. For the last two months ther ■ has been a steady advance in cof fee, which was due to the fact that the importation of Rio and Java were, smaller than usua', betokening a falling offin the crop. Further advance in the cost of these staples may be looked for. Popjku & Rietl, Nos. 209 Washington street and 12*1 Water street, are large importers of coffees and teas, and do a very heavy business in grinding coffees and mixing them (with chicory) for the jobbers in and out of town. The firm say that coffee was already high when the proposition to increase the duty on it* importation was made. Ol course, should Congress put on the additional tax, it will advance to a still higher figure. Either a direct tax or an infla tion of the currency would affect tea and keep speculation busy, since much of it lias been rolling 25 to 50 per ceut. below the cost of importation; but cof fee would only bo affect'd by making the duty heavier. A singular effect of the advance iu coffee h.is been the larger and increasing demand for mixed or adulterated coffee. The mills owned by Pnpke cC Reid are kept constantly at. work supplying this inferior article. They arc now seliiag twenty pounds of mixed (or, as it is termed in the trade, “gronud”) coffee where they sold one pound a month ago Western jobbers write that people say the times are dull, work is slack, they are poor, and can't afford to drink pure coffee. Vet they mu.-t have something liquid at their meals, so they drink the adulterated article and are happy. In consequence of this increase in adultera tion, chickory iias advanced 60 per cent, iu the past month. The available sup ply of this article has been already used up and bought in, and it is sold to ar rive in largo lots. In the last few weeks the price has gone up from gold to 8 gold per pound. This exten sive use of chicory will, in time, pro duce a re-action. At present it has reduced the consumption of pure coffees 60 per cent, and this will tell upon the market sooner or later. The adulter ated article will become scarce, and there will he a glut of the genuine, and this, of course, will result in a deebne in the price of the latter. Ives, Beecher it Co., who are extensive importers of tea, at No. 08 Front street, say that lea has advanced already five cents a pound, and will probably go still higher. No doubt there will be considerable speculation in it, as oppor tunity is off-red. They do not think, however, that Congress will legislate any addition to the existing duties. Inquiries elsewhere show a general expectut'on of a rise in quotation of tea and coffee. But there is nothing as yet to justify the large additional price le/ied by retail dealers in these house hold staples.—[N. Y. Commercial. CAUGHT BY A WHALE Three Men Drowded by the Mon ster of the Deep. New York, I)ee. 28.—Three men, Albert B. Edwards, an expe rienced surfman, Alexander Os born, and Albert Halsey, all be longing to life-saving station No. 5, went out fishing for codfishing, from Montauk, Long Island, on Wednesday afternoon. They were seen late in the afternoon, but at night the boat was found wrecked on the shore, with no traces of the men, except a cap worn by one of tiie party. It. is thought the boat was struck by a whale, and that the men, being thrown out by the shock, were drowned. “How does that look, eh ?” said a big fisted Wall street man, hold ing up his fist. "That,”said his friendj “looks as if you’d gone short onsoap.’’ gglnk stains can be readily re moved by soaking the spot in milk. HUMOROUS. Several Irishmen were disputing one day upon their own best points, when one said in an ag gressive manner, ‘‘Faith, and I’m a brick.” “And, indade,” said another, “l’m a brick layer,” and felled the first speaker to the ground. Punch has a lilt at the domestic service question in the following squib : "Lady’s maid—‘Please, 'ma’am, I wish to resign,’ Lady— ‘Why, Please? You came here on ly yesterday.” Lady’s maid— ‘I’ve been looking over your drawers, ma’am, and find your things are not up to the mark, and wouldn’t do me credit.’ ” “Now, Willie, do have a little courage, When I have a powder to take 1 don’t like it any more than you; hut I make up my li.id that i will take it, and 1 do.” "And when I have a powdei to take,” replied Willie, “I make up my mind that J won’t take it, and I don’t” “I’ve known many a church to die’cause it didn’t give enough ; hut I never kuowed a church to die ’cause it did give too<mueh. l)ey don’t die dat way ! Brederen, has any of you knowed a church to die ’cause it gave too much ? If yon do, just; let me know, and I’ll make a pilgrimage to dat church, and I’ll climb by de soft light of de moon to its moss-covered roof, and I’ll stand dar and lift my hands to heaven and say, ‘Blessed are do dead dat die in de Lord.” The late Lord Jeffrey was a fer vent admirer of Charles Dickens. One day a lady surprised him sit ting in his library, his eyes suf fused with tears, and was about to withdraw, when ho led her to a seat, and said: “Don’t go, I shall be right again soon ” “Have you received bad news?” asked the lady; "is any one dead ?” “Yes,” said he solemnly, “Little Nelly is dead. Are you not sorry?” Jef frey had then just received the last number, then out, of the “Old Cu riosity Shop.” A lady in Portland, Me., halted in front of a garden the other dev and accosted a man at work on some trees with : “What are you doing on those trees ?” “Girdling them, madam, with printer’s ink and cotton to prevent canker worms from ascending.” “How much does it cost?” inquired the lady. “About 25cents,” was the answer. “What’s your name?” was the lady’s next quesiion. “Hill,” said the man. “We'l, 1 wish yon would come and girdle ours.” The man gave an evasive answer, and she went home and told her husband; he went imo con vulsions of laughter. “Why, what on earth are you laughing at?” said she, and as soon u theumused husband caught hi breath he told Ins wife that tlie man Hie had asked to girdle her trees was no less than the Rev. Dr. Hill, late President of Harvard College, one of the foremost living mathemati cians and pastor of the First Par ish Church. Explosion in a Sleeping Car.—The Denover (Col) News says that city was shaken on Wednesday morning, De cember 10th, by a loud report that ap peared to some like cannon, and to others the explosion of glycerine. An investigation showed that one of the Pullman sleeping cars had been almost entirely destroyed by a water-heating apparatus. A (ire had been started in the sleeper, and it was being warmed preparatory to being sent east on the regular overland train. The car, which was the Dexter, was standing just be low the Union depot, the traiu, not having been pulled alongside the station platform. Fortunately, none ol the passengers who had engaged apart ments had taken their seats in the sleeper. The conductor, Mr. Flint, was in the depot, and the porter, Charley Sturges had gone to get a cup of coffee. One end of the Dextc was blown to atoms. The windows were demolished, the looking-glasses shattered, the roof thrown up, and the car made a general wreck. It is presumed that the genera tion of steam in the pipes became too heavy, that the escape valve WOa wouli ened, aud the pipes burst. Smug of the fragments of the car were found a cou ple ofblocks from thedepot. The Dex ter cost $20,000. DEFRAUDING CREDITORS. The Iiooks or the Firm Examined. New York, Dec. 27.—It is now known that Edson Bradley, the defaulting merchant, fled to Can ada, and took with him $7,000 or $8,000 in gold certificates. His store has betfn siezed by bis credi tors. It contains about $10,000 worth of cloths, woolens, Ac. The firm’s books show their assets to be over $700,000 ; liabilities, $450, 000. Major Bradley, the default er’s son, and Hugo Hoffman, his son-in-law, are in the Tombs, charged with being concerned in the plot to defraud their creditors. Colors faded by acids will return by the application of hartshorn and water.