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Friday, Jink 21, 1889. BRIEFS. To the weather : Dry up. Cherries of all kinds have been plentiful this week. The ctrawberrv has gone, but the _ berry js rea<ly to take its place. The Middletown Register , has just entered upon its 46th volume- We congratulate it. j, 31. Uilluiyer has reduced the t jt.e of the celebrated Riverton roll er flour. Try it. The indications ut this writing, Thursday morning, are for fair weath er and mighty hot. The dvrelling-hoiwe of Mr. Jacob S. ^beetz lias been neatly painted this week bv Mr. M. (*. Bast. K. Young has been appointed tmaster at Boonsboro and W. H. j>0v at Williaiusport, Md. The county road between Shep herstown and Martinsburg is said to K> in a very bad condition. Arrangements are progressing fa vorably for the big celebration at Jlartinsburg on the 4th of July. Granulated sugar now retails here at 11 cents a pound, and the indica tion-- are that it will go still higher. Fresh vegetables received almost every tlay by R. M. Billiuyer. Beans, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, etc. Tiie editor of the Berkeley Springs Y(iri is almost tickled to death be cause the first baby has arrived at hisi house. A full supply of Harrisburg meat ?hams, shoulders and sides? bologna sausage, etc., on hand all the time at R. M. Billmyer's. (ieorge Hartman, an inmate of the County Infirmary, from the neigh borhood of U villa, died a few days a?0. at an advanced age. The indications are that there will be an unsually large number of sum mer boarders in Shepherdstown and vicinity during this summer. It will be well to keep your eyes open for the tramps who claim to be victims of the Johnstown disaster. Five-fiths of them are frauds. Mr. J. W. DeGranpje, of Martins bnrg. has been appointed to a position in the Sixth Auditor's Office of the Postoffice Department at Washing ton. Henry Hamilton, aged thirteen years, son of David Hamilton, of Win chester. was drowned a few days ago while bathing in a pound near that city. A number of bass and other fish have been caught by seining in the canal opposite Shepherdstown. Mr. tieor^e Cross got over a hundred this week. A large ferry boat has been built at Harper's Ferry to serve the pur pose of the destroyed wagon bridge across the Shenandoah river at that point. Messrs. C. T. Smootz and S. W. Litfhtner have been appointed to as *T*vt the County Superintendent in tie coming examination of teachers in this county. R. M. Billmyer's stock of groceries, provisions, candies, notions, wooden ware, queensware, etc., is kept up to meet the wants of all customers. Hive him a call. The commissioners of Washington county, Md., have fixed the levy at W5 cents on the hundred dollars, which with the State tax of 17] makes ? total of $1.03}. Kev. Charles Armand Miller, son of Kev. J. I. Miller, was married in Lu ray last Thursday evening to Miss Mamie Sherman, daughter of John H. Sherman, Esq. Since the flood swept the bridge away a number of new rowboats have been built by persons living near the ri\>r. There are now almost enough to pontoon the stream. In view of the fact that so many wonderful fish are being taken from the Potomac we confidently expect that the sea serpent will put in an ap pearance before the summer is over. A few days ago Mrs. Philip Kntler, who resides in "The Neck" above town, was seized with a convulsion, during which she dislocated her low er jaw. I>r. Butler put it in place again. I'hecounty levy for Berkeley county ha> been laid at 45 cents on the hun dred dollars. The road levy is as fol low?.: Mill Creek 10 cents, (-rerards towu 12, Arden 10, Hedtfrsville 12, Falling Waters 10. We are indebted to the manage ment of the panorama of the battle ?f Bull Run for a couple of compli mentary tickets of admission to this most wonderful work of art, which is now on exhibition on 15th street, in Washington. Since the recent flood, the Potomac Pulp Mill Company, located at Dam *o. 5, are considering the advisabil u.v of removing their machinery to *o>ne point on the river where wood suitable for their use can be found more conveniently. At the civil service examination the railway service, held in Miirtinsburg iast week, Messrs. C. J. Thomas, A. C. ClendenningandChas. ^ ? Crimes of that place, and Lewis. J Shirley and W. J. Melvin, of this county, were examined. ' he Martinsburg baseball club Wf*t?t to Hagerstown on Monday to I' av ball with the club of that place. 'fore the game commenced, how eXt*r, the clubs quarreled about the umpires, and finally the Martins '"r~ hoys put on their coats and *fut home without plaving an in ning. If the weather is favorable harvest '"^'will be started by many of our ariuerg this week, and by next week Jf *>? be generally engaged in. Mr. uoinas Wysong. we understand, commenced several days ago. The 'u> wheat in most cases is in bad '?mlition, the incessant rains having '?l!entllt .down and tangled it up, e the lighter growth is standing air j ^eu There is some complaint of '"Jury to the crop by scab. BRIEFS.. A twelve-year-old *on of Alex. Frank lin, residing near Ripon in this coun ty, attempted to use kerosene in kind ling a fire last Wednesday morning, when the can exploded and he was burned so severely that death result ed in a few hours. An insect that did the same thing a couple of years ago is again at work on the quince trees. The. ends of the branches are stung, and then they die. causing not only a permanent in jury to the tree but materially short ening the crop of fruit. The Baltimore and Ohio Company is reported to have recently contract ed for seventy locomotives, three hun dred flat cars, five hundred box cars, twenty-flve passenger coaches and some baggage and postal cars. They are to be ready for delivery about July 1st. The apportionment of the school fund shows that the number of youth in the State of West Virginia is 258, 934, and the net sum to be distributed among the counties is $286,961.33. Of this amount Jefferson county gets *16, 199.05, Berkeley $4,470.41 and Mor gan $2,542.94. The Becker Brothers, of Baltimore, have four hundred acres of land on the mountain slopes at Harper's Ferry planted in fruit trees, and ex pect to add six hundred or a thousand more, and when these thousands of trees are fruit-beariug will establish a cannery. Two baseball clubs were organized at Shenandoah Junction last Satur day, with Ed. Drawbaugli as captain of oue and Jack Bell of the other. The clubs are composed of first-rate material, and hope soon to play Charlestown, Shepherdstown, Mar tinsburg and other nines. Edward Godey, thy extensive lime manufacturer of Georgetown, has quit the business there, throwing forty men out of work. He proposes to continue operations along the B. & O. Railroad near Harper's Ferry, where he has property, and thinks eventually a railroad will take the place of the canal. During the recent flood in the Po tomac a rick of straw, upon which were four hogs and a pup, all belong ing to Mr. William Cook, floated off from Poffenberger's island, upon which he lived. A few days ago he found straw, hogs and pup safe and sound near Harper's Ferry, where they had lodged. On Monday evening an agent of the Baltimore relief committee stop ped in Shepherdstown, his business being to ascertain the exact amount of loss sustained by people living along the river and canal. He had made the trip all the way from Cum berland in a skiff, and intended to go on down the river to Washington. This has been the opening week at Pen-Mar, "the gem of the Blue Ridge, M and with all trains running accord ing to a new and convenient schedule on the Western Maryland Railroad this popular resort will be fully as attractive as ever. Prof. John Zeigler is leader of the Pen-Mar orchestra this year, and good music is furnished every day. Our people were greatly disappoint ed last Monday that the cyclone predicted by the alleged prophet DeVoe failed to turn up There ought to be a law passed to prevent people from being deceived so. When a man predicts a cyclone, the public prepares for it, and no cyclone comes, then the man ought to be fined or imprisoned? or hung. I^ast Thursday the Milnes accom modation train, bound north, ran into the rear end of a freight train at the water-tank at Shepherdstown. The caboose was neatly loaded on the car ahead of it with very little dam age, and the cowcatcher of the pas senger engine smashed. No one was hurt. It is said that the airbrakes of the passenger train failed to work. "Uncle" Lewis Porter, a well-known colored man of this town, caught at one draw of a dipnet three very pe culiar fish in the Potomac river last Saturday, the like of whioh have nev er before been seen in these waters. The fish very much resembled shad in size ami general appearance, but the mouth was different from a shad's. No one could tell exactily what they were. The contract for rebuilding the Cumberland Valley Railroad Com pany's bridge over the Potomac river, that was washed away by the recent fiood. has been awarded to the Union Bridge Company of New York. The new structure will be a through bridge and will rest on piers fifteen feet higher than those now standing. The work will be completed about September 1. Messrs. A. P. Conner, of Hagers town, and his brother, T. M. Conner, of Harper's Ferry, have purchased privately Mountain View Hotel, situ ated in Harper's Ferry, of Capt. Geo. W. Green, for the sum of $=8,000. It has recently been remodeled and im proved, but Mr. Green was discour aged over the recent flood and sold the property at a great sacrifice. Messrs. Conner have leased it to Capt. Doll, of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road. In the Hand-book of the Kentucky j Chautauqua Assembly, which holds its third annual session at Islington from June 25th to July 5th, we no i tice the following item: "Prof. B. C. Unseld, of New York, will teach the i Tonic Sol- Fa classes as last year. Jn addition, he will organize and drill daily the Assembly Chorus. Last year Prof. Unseld's classes were crowded. We do not expect this year to be able to more than accommodate the musical people who will work with him." The young ladies and gentlemen who are willing to assist in an enter tainment to be given early in August, are requested to meet at the home of Mrs. Dr. John Reynolds, ou Monday evening, June 34th, at 8 p. m. This entertainment will consist of charades, tableaux, &c. All who can contribute their time and talents to this enter tainment are cordially invited to at tend the meeting. A meeting is also desired at the same place on Saturday evening of all the members of the As l sociation and others who are willing I to assist with the dinner on July 6th. PERSONALS. Quite a little party of Shepherds town folks left for the West on Wed nesday. Prof. A. B. Bush started for Scott City, Kansas, acting as escort also for Misses Lizzie and Ada Broth erton, who go for a visit to Miss Kate Richmond in Louisiana, Mo., and Miss Lou Huyett, who goes to visit her brother in Sedalia, Mo. We hope the entire party may have a safe and pleasant journey. Miss Augusta V. Wilson, sister of Bishop A. W. Wilson, and for two years past principal of the Harrell International Inoiitute, of Muscogee, Indian Territory, returned to Charles town last Saturday. Mrs. C. E. Young, of Cumberland, is in Shepherdstown on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. T. C. Stotler. Mr. John Buchanan, of Hagerstown, is also spending a few days with Dr. Stotler. Mr. Holly G. Armstrong, late Chief of the Stamp Division, Internal Rev enue Department, has accepted his old place with Pearre Bros. & Co., of Baltimore, importers of dry goods, etc. Rev. I). M. Moser has been given a month's vacation, and with his fam ily is now visiting his relatives in Pennsylvania. Rev. A. A. P. Neel will fill his appointments. Mrs. Geo. P. Ockershausen and the baby liuve come from New York to spend the summer in Shepherdstown with Mr. and Mrs. Stonebraker. Mrs. J. S. Pierce has returned to Shepherdstown from Baltimore, ac companied by Walter, Arthur and Eugenia, and will spend the summer here. Miss Nannie Livermore has gone to New York on a visit, and from thence will go to the seashore. Mrs. Charles Ghiselin and the chil dren are visiting her parents in Rock, bridge county, Ya. Mr. Jacob Wintermoyer was kept at home by sickness several days the first of the week. Mr. J. C. Selsam, of Emmittsburg, Md., is here visiting his daughter, Mrs. M. S. Hiteshew. Major Blunt, of the Potomac Ce ment Mill, was in town the first of the week. - A Heavy Storm. Last Saturday afternoon the usual daily rain vitited this section in the j shape of a very severe storm. All day storms passed around and over us, but about 4 o'clock the heaviest of them all came. A strong gale of wind was with it. The heavens were opened and the water came down in sheets, a small quantity of hail falling with it. The rain was fortunately a brief one. but in the few moments it prevailed the water spread from curb to curb in the streets and again filled many of the cellars. The wind blew down many trees in and about town, some of them very large ones. The worst of the storm seems to have been iu Berkeley county. Alon^ the Winchester pike, beyond Martins burg, the hail was very heavy, and completely ruined the crops along its course. The wheat looked as though it had been chewed up. The princi pal losers are I). H. Shaffer, it. C. Burkhart, W. T. Stewart, J. Reynolds Fulk and John B. Wilson. Hail stones large as hen eggs fell, and three hours after the rain could be scooped up by the bushel as they lay in the fence corners along the road. The window-glass in many of the houses were badly shattered. It is re ported that some livestock was killed by the heavy hail-stones. The lower part of Shepherdstown, known as '"Frog Island," was again overflowed. The town run failed to car ry off the water that came from up the ! hollow, and again the cellars and basements were flooded and the gardens submerged, causing not only loss and inconvenience to the people of that section but also endangering their health by the damp condition in which it leaves their premises. The Town Council should make an investigation of the town run and the drainage of that neighborhood, so that these overflows may be pre vented in the future. From Johnstown. We were pleased to have a call from Mr. .lames H. Nihiser, of Johnstown, Pa., a few days ago, who came over from Keedysville with his nephew. Dr. Nihiser. Mr. Nihiser was iu Johnstown when the flood came, and he had some thrilling experiences to relate. He was in his boarding house when the water struck it, and with twelveother persons was washed down the stream on the roof of the house. The roof was carried down to the stone bridge, where it circled around three or four times, finally settling in the drift, when the endan gered people managed to make their escape to high ground. Mr. Nihiser related many interesting incidents, one of which we will repeat. The roof upon which he and his compan- I ions were stranded floated about until it came near another house, when suddenly from between them a man's head popped up through (lie drift. He made every effort to get on the roof, but was unable to do, until finally, at considerable risk to themselves, Mr. Nihiser and a couple of other men succeeded in rescuing him and laid him on the boards. The stranger wiped the water from his eyes, drew a long breath, and then said calmly: "Well, this is a hell of a flood, ain t it?' Praying was more in order then than swearing, but nevertheless no one resented the remark. Mr. Nihiser came out of ; the flood with simply a suit of clothes 1 and nothing more? he didn't even ! have a hat or a pair of shoes until a day or two after. Death. I Mr. Hiram S. Waters, a former ! well-known resident of Shepherds- i town, died on Tuesday last in Roan oke, \ a. , at the residence of his son in-law, Mr. S. D. Barnhart. Mr. Wa- j ters died from the dropsy, and was j in the 69th year of his age. The re- j mains were brought to this place on Wednesday and interred in Elinwood ( emeterv on Thursday, the funeral services being held in the M. E. Church South. Mr. and Mrs 8 D Barnhart and Mr. T. C. Greenwood accompanied the body from Roan , oke. Hopes for the Canal. The stockholders of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal inet at Annapolis last week for the purpose of receiving the report of the president, with the statement of damage done by the re cent destructive storm, and to elect officers for the year. The entire old board of directors was re-elected, and Mr. Stephen Gambrill was continued as president. President Gambrill read a detailed report of the damage by the recent flood. After a careful examination, he estimated that the canal could be put in its former condition for -*300, - 000, and that the repairs might be made for $250,000. Resolutions looking to the relief of the canal were offered by Mr. John Prentiss Poe and unanimously adopt ed by the stockholders. It was de cided to issue bonds to repair the canal, with the revenues as security, provided the attorney-general decides that such action is legal. Governor .Jackson said they had gone as far as they could go to show the people that it was their sincere desire to do everything possible for the canal. It is a question whether capitalists will be found with faith enough in the toll revenues to invest, particularly when they have staring them in the face the repair bonds of 1878, the holders of which have an absolute and incontestable right to foreclose on the entire property, ile said there might be some rich and patriotic men who will be willing to place their money in these bonds solely because of the good they will do, and not because of the profits there may be in them. The lien oiTered is not the most promising. Tile canai revenues have never been enough to support it. Governor Jackson gave it as his honest opinion that the bonds would not be issued as there would be no use to issue them. President (iambriil called a meet ing of the directors of the canal, to take place at Georgetown, Wednes day, June 10, to discuss with the people of that locality the future prospects ot the corporation. A public meeting of prominent men was held at Cumberland on Monday, when the following resolu tions were passed: "Whereas it is stated that certain citizens of Western Maryland and the District of Colum bia are willing to repair the Chesa peake and Ohio canal and make the same navigable from Georgetown, as it was before the recent floods, and propose the following plan: First, that the president and directors of the canal company shall issue the bonds of the company for ?j'iOO.OOO, and secure the same by mortgage on its canal and other property, sub ject only to the mortgage made under the act of 1878, and claims for labor and supplies; second, that the board of public works shall approve of this issue and recommend the Legislature of Maryland to make valid such mortgage; third, that upon the accep tance of this proposition they will enter into a contract with the canal company to restore the canal to good, navigable condition within ninety days from the execution of the con tract, and to accept the said iJW^OOO in bond in full payment thereof: He it " Resolved , That this meeting ap proves the above plan and recom mends its acceptance by the board of public works and the canal company, and will favor the passage of an act by the Legislature making valid said mortgage and bond, considering that even if the canal cannot be per manently maintained this provision 'or present repairs should be adopted to prevent the enormous losses to our citizens which the abrupt abandon ment of the canal must necessarily cause." The meeting at Georgetown on Wednesday was well attended by the ousiness men of Georgetown, Cumber land, Williamsport, Hancock and other points along the canal, as well as the directors and officials of the canal company. President Gambrill stated that the canal could be made navigable for *200,000, though it would take much more to completely repair it. It was agreed that the canal should be repaired as soon as practicable, and a committee was ap pointed to solicit subscriptions and raise the necessary money. The following proposition was unan imously adopted by the meeting: "We propose the plan suggested by the meeting of the citizens of Cumber land that the president and directors of the canal company should issue the bonds of the company for SllOO.OOO, to be secured by a mortgage; that the approval of issue by the board of pub lic works be obtained, and also the recommendation of the board of pub lic works to the next General Assem bly to put these bonds on the same footing as the bonds issued under the act of 1878, so far as the same can law fully be done, and that these bonds shall be used as collateral security for raising the money necessary to re- I store the canal to navigation, and that if at the end of thirty days the officers of the canal company shall i find themselves unable by the use of | such bonds to obtain the funds requi- j site for the restoration of the canal they shall announce the same to an j adjourned meeting for its further con sideration, such meeting to be held not earlier than thirty days from this date, the date to be fixed by the pres ident of the canal company, of which due public notice shall be given." After the adjournment of the meet ing au arrangement was made by President Gambrill and a Georgetown committee by which the Georgetown leave will be repaired mediately, and work on it has already been started. Ferryboat Launched. The new ferryboat built by Mr. Fred. Mertens. of Cumberland, for the \ a. and Md. Hridge Co.. was launched at bhepherdstown Wednesday even ing, and regular communication is now established between West Virginia and Maryland. Mr. L. W. Poflfenber ger has built a bridge across the canal, and will look to the Washing ton county authorities for payment. It is to be hoped that the new" ferry boat will soon be superseded bv a bridge across the river. Shepherd College Commencement. The commencement or closing ex ercises of Shepherd College took place last week. Wednesday night, the music class in charge of Miss Ella Fordyce held its annual concert in College Hall, which was largely attended. Thursday night the anniversary ex ercises of the Aluinni Association were held in the Reformed Church. The annual address was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Kieffer, of Hagerstown, on ''The Relation of the Intellectual to the Moral Faculties." The address was a master-piece of reasoning, and for more than an hour the learned gentleman held the close attention of the large audience. At its close the ladies of the Association presented to ; him, through Professor Joseph Mc Murran, a very handsome bouquet of choice flowers arranged in the form of a five-pointed star. After this brief intermission the exercises were concluded by an oration from Harry M. Turner, a member of the Associa tion and class of 1875, who entertain ed the audience in a well-prepared and well-delivered oration on "The Signs of the Times." The essayist and his torian of the class of 1874 both failed to meet their engagements, very much to the regret of the Association. Friday night the graduating class, composed of Messrs. Harry M. Allen, F. Melvin Davis, Alvey H. Reinhart and Frank McDaniel, held their exer- J cises and each delivered an oration. The normal diplomas were presented by the Hon. B. S. Morgan. President of the Hoard of Regents, who accom panied the presentation with some well timed remarks. Professor Bush then bid the class farewell in a few impressive remarks and the lurge au dience was dismissed with the bene diction by the Rev. A. A. P. Neel. Normal School Regents. The only member of the Hoard of Regents in attendance upon the clos ing exercises of Shepherd College last week was the Hon. H. S. Morgan, President. Tlie Legislature makes an annual appropriation of three hundred dollars to pay the expenses of the Regents in visiting the several normals of the State and transacting such business relating to each as may come before them. Our people in six years have only seen the faces of two members of this Hoard. They will meet some time in July to go through the routine business of appointing teachers and executive committees for said schools, but what do they know about the condition of these schools and their needs ? The Legislature had better require an itemized account of the money thus expended and perhaps enough could be saved to publish the Alumni part of the catalogue of the several Normal Schools, as the State is now too poor to do this. The Alumni Association. This association, composed of the normal graduates of Shepherd Col lege. held a business meetingou Thurs day of last week and made the follow ing appointments for 1890: Officers? President, Geo. M. Knott: Vice-President, Nannie Fleming; Re cording Secretary. Sallie Miller: Cor responding Secretary, Ella I). Hout; Treasurer. J. K. Hendricks. Anniversary Appointments? Orator, Rev. E. L. Folk. Alternate. Randolph Strider; Essayist, Nannie Fleming, Alternate, Lillian Chapline; Histori an (1875), Chas. T. Smootz, Alternate, Rev. J no. O. Knott. Executive Committee ? Charles J. Miller, E. 11. Spohn, Annie I). Lickli j der, Ella H. Rickard. Paid Up Promptly. The following letter speaks for it self of a good insurance company rep resented by good agents: Shepherdstown, W. Va., June 18, 1K811. Mr. H. A. Alexander, General Agent for I the Pea body Insurance Company in Jefferson j County? Dear Sir? We have received this day, through your special agent Mr. J. 8 Fleming, a check for $?">,<*?? In pnymentof In surance on bridge, the property of the Vlr I gin la and Maryland Bridge Company at Shepherdstown, W. Va. Please accept our thanks for your prompt payment, as the check was received just 13 days after the loss of the bridge. This being the second loss on this bridge adjusted and promptly paid, we take pleasure In .recommending your com pany to all persons that may have property to Insure. Very Besj>ectfully Yours, I>. 8. Kentcii, 8ec'y Va. and Md. Bridge Co. i Commissions Appointed. In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county last week, after prolonged argument in the case of the Fidelity Insurance, Trust and Safe Deposit Company against the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company, Judge Puckwall ordered the case to be re ferred to Forrest W. Brown, a com missioner of the court, to ascertain and report to the next term the amount due to the Central Improve ment Company, in whose favor a decision was recently rendered by the Court of Appealsof West|Virginia, a report of which was published. The amount, with interest, will be nearly a half million dollars. Special Council Meeting. A special meeting of the Town Coun cil was held last Monday evening, when the levy ?or the ensuing year was laid at 40 cent* on the hundred dollars of real ami |>ersonal property; poll tax 70 cents; dog tax 50 cents; gips $1.00. The Committee on Town Run was ordered to consult the At torney in regard to the town run, with a view of taking action to pre vent future overflow*. The County Court. At a special term of the County Court last week T. G. Baylor, I. H, Strider and Samuel D. Engle were appointed a committee to act with the Berkeley county authorities in re building the bridge over the Opeqnon creek near Middleway. W. W. John son was awarded the contract for painting the outside of the county jail at #249. C. C. Watt*, attorney, was granted <"800 for services in the case of the County Court against the B. k O. Railroad Company for taxes. Ho Destitution Here Some of the city papers report that there is great destitution in Shepherdstown on account of the late flood. This is not the case. Only two families were seriously affected by the high water, and these have been helped by our own people. Corner -Si me Laying. As has been hitherto announced' the corner-stone laying of the new Town Hall is expected to take place on Saturday, July 6th. Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91. A.. F. & A. M., will have charge of the ceremonies of the day, and will be assisted by members of neighboring lodges. The Ladies' Town Hall and Library Association will give one of their very best din ners after the Masonic ceremonies have closed, and ask a liberal patron age from the public. If the weather will permit, a lawn festival will be j held in the evening on Shepherd Col lege grounds. In this connection the ladies desire to say that their inten tion now is to give some kind of en j tertainment every two weeks during the summer. These entertainment will be varied ? charades, talileaui, recitations, concerts, and of course ! the inevitable lawn festival. A new shoe has been invented which f its inventor claims will last almost forever. It has a triplicate sole. The ; first is made of ordinary leather, the i second is stubbed with India rubber ! capsules. These capsules fit into a third covering of leather. The boot I is a silent one and very springy to the feet. They are made for both men and women. An Ohio editor :>ays that if his paper was printed on ?old and with ink made out of pure silver, and the subscription price put down to ten cents a year, some poor deluded spec imen of humanity would kick because there was not a diamond set in every corner of each page. POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of pu rity, strength anil wl)ol?Honi?iieiw. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and can not be Hold In competition with the multi tude of low teat, short weight alum or phos phate powders. Sold only in eatu. Royal Baking Co., lot! Wall St., New York. llaScrMtoMn lltmi h?-?m I.o?-hIm. Special Remnant Sales ! P. A. BRUGH'S, HAGERSTOWN, MI)., I>I 'It I *4* THIN MO>TII. DURING the month of June we propose to clean up theaccumulatlonsof the season In Remnants of every description. To do this systemat ically we propose to again revive our Kvery Friday Special Itargaln and Remnant Sales. And so during the next sixty days ev ery Friday you will and our counters loaded down with Itemnantsfrom every department at from one-half to two-thirds value In every Instance. The First Sale Will be Friday, June 7th. On this occasion we will offer rare oppor tunities to get bargains tn remnants or sat Ines, more than loo remnants; Ginghams, Batistes, t luting Cloths, Percales, Cliallles, Hlack Goods In Cashmeres, Henrietta*. and Fancy Weaves of all kinds. Colored Dress of nil kinds. White Goods, Laces, Kmbroid erles. IU bboiis. both narrow and millinery . goods, and !n fact, everything In the Dry I Goods line. It will pay you to attend these sales. Next sale on the following Friday, , June ltth. SPECIAL BARGAINS THIS WEEK. Seven Spoals Clark's O. N. T. Cotton, !?>. ' 25 doz. Jersey Vests, worth ?)c., at 10c. 25 do/.. ! Jersey Vests, worth S7J-2c? ut 20c. 5 pieces Hlack Silk Warp Henrietta Cloth at 11.35, | worth fl.#6 per yard. Lawns, worth 5c, at ?J l-2c per vard. 1,000 yards wide Millinery Ribbons In latent styles (from the Hagers town silk Mil!) at just half prlci ? every yard warranted pure silk, aw new styles of Flow era for Summer Millinery now ready. Spe cial prices In Un trim med lints during this month. New Hemstitched Km broideries and Flounclngs of every description, and White (ioods of all kinds now ready, lutlne pat terns In Novelty Dress i>oods at reduced pri ces to close balance on hand. New Sun ( m brellas in all the popular styles now ready. Special quality genuine Gloria Umbrellas, 27-Inch, at $1.25, worth $1.75, We are now showing the largest line oi French and Amer ican Salines ever opened here. Special bar gains In Hosiery and Gloves, during this month. Our stock Is now complete In every department. It will pay ladles from every section to visit our store this month. i?. a. itm 50 W. Washington Ht., Hagerstowu, Md. P. 8.? Our line of Gentlemen's Wear of ev ery description Is the largest and lowest pri ced In the city. R. L. "SPANGLER'S, HAGERSTOWU Improvement Sale ! Iiri: will make, during the coming dull )} season. Improvements In our several departments and to have room for the prep arations, we will 'offer at cost our|entlre stock of Dress (Joods, Silks, Housekeeping Goods, Ac., at Cost Priors. AH goods that have been marked and sold at $1.50 will be reduced to 11. 25. 11.25 M 11.00. fl.oo .75. .75 " " " M JM JO ? " m .Wand .25 ** ** - And so on through tbe entire stock until we have disposed of sofflcient to handle cou veniently tbe stock during the Im provements. This sale should In terest all consumers, and It will be to their Interest to attend this sale for their suppliea. The stock Isyet complete with all <jual ties and styles and sale will be continued until we have sufficient kmiio for tbe improve ments. U. L HPANGLKR h, Hagerstown, Md. BEACHLEY AND SON, HAGtRSTOWN, MARYLAND. Table Damask, Towels, Napkins. L*oyll?a. White Goods, Ac., i Just received from a direct Importation, at Beachley * Sona,andat prices lower than ever. Pore Linen Damask at 19 centa per I yard. _ Not Going to Quit, remove or be undersold. Beacbley A Son want von to come in and they mean just j what they say. New Stock of Crpets : and Oil Cloths Just received at Beacbley A son's. N ice style* and low prices. Beachley A Son are old and reliable merchants and know wben goods are cheap and are willing to sell on short profit. Go and see. The Best Rag and Jute Carpets. are made at Beachley'a. Go and see before you buy your*. ROGER8&KING, PHOTOG RAPHERS, 15 W. Washington St.. Hagerstown. Md. Frames of all kinds manufactured. Pictures of decease friends correctly re produced. Special attention paid to photo graphing children. Satisfaction guaranteed TOTHETRADEONLY! Clctiitj F;ea Dmlsiiti Vui&ciunt What to wear and where lo find it in Sprinsr and Summer. A BARGAIN. IT IS WORTH YOIR KNOWING. II IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT that w? should rememt?er the consumer from whom we aspire to win trade is being much belter Informed on style*, quality and value than they were last year, and are still Improving In knowledge. It's An Advantage To Us to have our keen sense of business arou*>d 1 to every legitimate advantage, while intent- j genet- and progress de viae to win that which we most desire in trade? Sl'CCKSS. It Is True that business life is a sharp conflict, an In dustrlous war. a hand-to-hand light. Intel licence, perseverance, industry are lit the 1 field. We use their power and our defeat is Impossible. It Is imperative that the first profit to our busiuess should be obtained by purchaalng our goods at a tmrgalu. Yon Should Snow that It Is Impossible to secure real value from a clothing house who buy their g\Hxls on credit. Prosperity cannot live iu credit's dominions ; nor is real value to be had from those who buy on a credit of or s*? days. It Is Impossible for us to retain old trade or win new by buy ing goods by sample from the traveling man. whose expenses we are compelled to pay. I I The ri*k of dl*ap|>otutmeiit to our best cus I turner Is too great. YonShculd Remember our responsibility does not end with the sale of merchandlM* to you; our interests are ma terial. Hence, we make the bold proclama lion that weexteud the privilege to the trade of returning any good* purchased of us that Is not perfectly satisfactory. See our Im mense l.lne of outside Flannel shirts. Neck wear; l/Mte Style Huts, silk and all other grades. We extend a coidlal Invitation to j the people of Jeflerson County to call and In- i ?l>ect this Mammoth stock of Clothiug. Very Respectfully, Thompson & Tabler, GENTEEL CLOTHIERS, ^ueen Street. Martinsbur#, W. Va. W.P.LICKLIDER'S AD. It will pay you to call au?l see what we keep in stock, a.* wo art* determiu- | e?l to sell as low as anybody. We ' have been receiving NEW GOODS | in every branch of our business, ami i are now prepared to supply your : wants in Groceries that are fresh, also Provisions. The largest stock (come i and sec if what we say is not true) of China, Crockery, Glassware, Ac., in town or country, and at prices tluit i will surprise you. Tea Setts, 3.50, 4.<M> and 84.75 ? 5 kinds. More of those Decorated Dinner Setts, 112' pieces, for $10. Fruit .Jar* and Jel- J lv Glasses. Call and see, as we take pleasure in showing if you don't buy. . \Ve can sell you Shoes and Slippers | at Rock Bottom Prices. Have just I I received a full stock. Remember, our ; Lemons, Bolonga, Cheese, Ilacon, | Flour, Canned Tomatoes and Corn, Dried Beef, Maccaroni and all (?ro ceries and Provisions are fresh. Call and get vour HARVEST GOODB. \ ours, Respectfully, W. P. LICKLIDER To CENTS CASH -IH BETTER THAN? 25 cts. Charged on the Books. Haven't you felt It; ain't It better to aell an article coating lt?> cent* fur llVcwnta > ??li In hand, than to charge It on the Uxikaat !-'? (vnu. anil pioliahly never ??-t It? Ain't II ix-tter fur tin* caah buyer to nave 15 cent*. than to pty it t<> tiMBMNhaatto mm* up I Inn loaaea lii Hit* <' ml It tiualnc*** Home mer chanta will tell you they ran *<ll aa cheap on | the credit plan an they can do on llie caali | plan. To mlalead and blind buyera, they of* , fer well-known nrtlclea at <-a*l> prtoea. Hut, | do you Iwlleve you could 1 1 gixtda aa cheap and charge them on the book* aa jrou could do to sell for caali down? oh, no; CAHll IM KINO, CREDIT Is A sl.AVK. Hut talk about the one- price caah plan, where the prlreaare I marked In plain flgurea on every article, and no fooling about It. ('hall lea. 0.V, Hhlrtlnga, Wo. (ilnghama. uV. Moaqulto Netting, USfl. j Androacoggln MukIIii, 7 l-2?*. Half-Wool Die** Gooda, u#c. | StMncb All-Wool Dre*a Gooda, lt)c. t'lark'a O. N. T. Thread, 01c. 7 Hpools for Sc. Wire lluatlea, 01c. I'ure Hilk Glovea, Z'> c. I Jera?y Ribbed Veata. I>c. ( >pera Tf>e HI ippera. 4*c. i oxford Tie Hopper*. Tie. Grain Mutton Dreaa Hhoea, I ?ongoln Common Henae Hhoea, |I.4M. Men a Hrogan Hhoea, OTic. Men * Plow Hhoea. Wc. Men'a Hand- Webb Hhoea. sole Agent for P. Cox a Fine Hhoea fur la? | dlea and Children. Hole Agent for Burt A Packard a Flue Hhoea . for Men and Hoya. Men'a Hickory Htr?w Hula. UTc. Men'* l're**Hlraw (lata, 2.?c. Men'a Mackinaw Htraw Hata, 45c. Hoya' Hulta. Hhort rant*. 4 to 14 yeara. 91.25 I tor.i". Hoya' Hulta, Long I'anta, 10 to IH yeara. 1 1 to i 91ZK7. Men'a Hulta, |l to f Hulta made to order, 112.50 to 93.VM). I'anta made to order. H to |1*. Fine Unlaundrted Hhlrta, Iteluforced Ho* ' aorn, 45c. Remember, we mark the price on every ar | tlcte In plain figure*, and nothing leaa will I buy It. We mention Uil* fact to aave you Uie j time uanally taken to find out haw much l<-aa j t lie credit atore* will take than they aak, ) when yoo offer the caah. One price and for i caah la the only way we aell gooda. IPDEO ha ffh, I I Lager a town, Md. EVERYTHING PlOPI.F WEAR FBOM . HIRTH TG DEATH, EXCEPT LA DIEM' ! HATH. M.B. BAKER! -IH NOW RECEIVING DAILY? Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions, Hats, Shoes, Straw Goods, Carpets, Rugs, Oilcloths, Groceries, Provisions, &e., &c. Call and w what a complete stock of floods be has. I>*ani the low prices at which he sells. Obaerve for youraelf the good qualities. M. B. HAKEB READY-MADE CLOTHING. I HAVE aeveral hundred dollar*' worth at Beady-Made Clothing on band. Aaa anx loua to eloae tbem out and qalt the bnalneaa. Will wll tbem with oat regard to coat or pro fit. Tbiala tbe opportunity lor bargaloa. J. 8. MELVIN. Duffle ids, March ?. IMP. T>OCLTRY POW DERM. -Hberl danS Cblck X en Powder*. Poatxa Powdera, Vletcrr Cbicketo Powdera. FREKH OKOCND BONE AND CRL'HHEU OYKTER SHELL* for young chlckena and turkera, at McJ(CRRAN*8 DKl'G STORE. NOTIONS -BY? Hero is a partial list of the Thou sand -an (l-one thing? we keep in our Notion Department. Write for what you want in our line and we will for ward it by return Mail or Exprea*. City Goods at City Prices : Barbour's Unto Thread, 7e a spool. litxUr'i Knitting Cotton. 8c a boll. C. B. Darning Cotton. In ail colon, 5c a ball. Itliu-k French Thread. 25c a spool. Coats' Best Spool Cotton. lc a spool ; 47c a down. UolTs bmt quality skirt braid, Sc. Go IT'S trimming braid, X yards In a piece, IV. OofTs drr*siuakcr? braid. M yds In a piece, 4fc. I adles' silk hose supporters, with belts, 91. Indies' silk hoee supporters, without belts. <3 snd tfc. Ijullrs' cotton h<w> supporters without belts, IN and 3ur. ladies' cotton hose supporters with belts, ?JV. ladles' cotton hose supporters with straps o\ er shoulder, S7S?* Clilldrens cotton hose supporter*. 1J<4, li and ITc. Ladles' skirt supporters, 15 and S>. ladles' safety belts, Sc. I. C. corset steels. 'J*. 1. C. cor*et steels, spoon busk. Xtc. ltouble corset steels, lrtr. hide steels fbr corsets, 15c a pair. lied tick binding, fe s yard. Ale a piece. Carpet binding. Ic a yard. 4fc* a piece. Furniture binding. Me a piece. CMll woven Initials. I So a gross. White and black cotton elastic, 4.V land 7e a yard. Silk g arte r elastic, beat quality, SI *>. Mand t 3e a yard. White and black hat elastic, 7, 10 and l#r a yard. White and black cord elastic. Sc a yard. Whaleltoues, covered. 35 and Hp. Whalebones, uncovered, 10 to Mr. Whalchon* casing. 2. 3. .% and 7c a yard. Belting, &. 10, 12^ and 35c a yard. Hooka and eyes, 3c a can!. Patent hooks and eyes, V a dosen. large hooks and eyes for cloaks, Sc a dosen Hlack. white and gray cotton tape, 1. 1. V ?. and 4e. Dutch linen tape, 4. K, loatid I'Jr. Clinton's safety pins, small slse, Sc a card. Cllnton'ssafety pins, medium slse, Ira card. Clinton a safety pins, large slse, I Of a card. Miles' safety pins, small slse, 5c a card. Miles' safety plus, large slse. He a card. Stewart s safety pins, small slse, 5c a card. Stewart's safety pins, medium slid large slse. 0c a card. Yokes for shirts, ready-mads, 10 and lie each. Tracing wheels, !<v each. Assorted hairpins, In boxes, 5 and 4c. Taylor's steel. pointed hslrplns, !?*?? a paper, "JUO colored pins In a outie, 1%'. Curling Irons, >1, 35 and 37e. rinchlng Irons. 35c. Holding's best quality sewing silk. Me. Heldlng's best quality twist, 3c a S|mmi|. IteMtng's black silk, V ox spools. 17c. Itsliilng's black silk, l-os spools, **?. Heldlng's knitting silk, 45e a ball. Heldlng's embroidery silk, on S|mm>U, He a dosen. Heldlng s wash silk, 3c a skein ; 2 skeins for Sc. Heldlng's HI ling silk. 5c a skein ; 5Ue a do*. Heldlng's rope silk, Oe a skein ; ftuc a dosen. Hflldltig's black and white embroidery silk, !4-oa spools, 37c. Heldlng 's black and white embroidery Silks. ?yOl spools. 10c. Flat silk lacers, 4 yards long, 17c. I.inen corset lacers, I yards long, Be. I.inen corset lacers, 4 yards long, Ac. Hound silk dress lacers, 1*^ yards long, Ms. Flat silk lacets, I yards long. 25 and ?*>. Hound linen oorset lacing. le a yard. Elastic corset lacers, 5, 10 and 25c, Dress teeds, with elastic, |t?r per set. Dress reeds, without elastic, Ic par set. M l <1 Slue "Louies" hair curlers, short, ttor Je. Msdame "l?ulss" hair curlsrs, long. 4f>. Taylor's beet Eugllah pins, 12 and 14c. Hook pins, luc. Imperii! Jet pins, loc a lw?x. Taylor s hlack pins, 12c a box. Klrhy's hlack pins, 15c. Mourning pins, fic a box. Emories, It*. Tomato pi u -cushions, 15, 25, t<'/4 and Ik. Herring-bone forflnlablng seams. Hand 2fie. Tape measures, 5 snd 20c. Hutton hooks, S, 7, H, 10, li. It and Me. Silk oord In good oolois, 5, 19, 12 1 2 and lis a yard. "Vnsser" sleeve holdsrs, lie each. "1'armela" < ull fasteners, 10c a pair. shoe buttons, He per gross. Hone buttons, largo slse, Tm per gross. Bone buttons, smsll slse. Vc per gross. Agate buttons, X, I, 7, H, ? snd ISr * card. Bs< lielor buttons, 20c a box. Button rings, 15c a bo*. . F.xceislor shoe fasteners, l<i and lie a bo*. Taffeta rlblMns, l?c a piece of Pi yards. Flannel binding. I, 4, 5, 4 and 7s a yard. Illlow-ruas studs, 5, 1 and Month. lisng nets, single, cap shape, 5c. Haug nets, doubts, 4e. Hsng nets. White, cap shape, I Or. ftolrt-rt's gold-eye needles, fc a paper, 1 Hi ruing needles, 6c a paper. Bodkins, lc esch. Fedora drees shields, 21, %, 9 snd S)e a pair. Oeody esr s seam leas stockinet draas sit tslds, 17. 21 and V*. Double nainsook diss shields, 12, 14. W and lie a pair. Single repellent dress shields, 12, 14, IS and 14c a pair. Silk dress shields, Ue a pair, OH lamps Mr heating eurllng Irons, Me. I tamers, with bandloa, 13c. Darners, without handlaa, lar. Basting cotton, Ml yards on spool, ie. Hook and eye tape, black, white and gray, I Or a yard. White and black cotton tape, M yards In piece. UK. Duplex garters, lie. Dull jet bat pins, le a piece. Bright Jet bat pins, lc. Cut Jet hat pins, 2 for 5c. I Mill Jet veil pins, le a dosen. White bat pins. le. Mllward's best scissors, 42 to X7?. Mllward's nail srisoora, M, M, 7is and 0. Mllward's button-hole scissors, 45 and tic. Our clocks are mauaflBCtarad by the 5#w Haven clock company. With and wit boat alarm. 1.14. U4, I M. t* and P. Every ono warranted kit one year. DRUGGIST 8UNDRIE8. Here is a brief mention of a Jew things we keep in oar ? l>rwgglet Sondnss Department." To get a tstr estimate of the extent of the stock, multiply sncb Item by tea % Nail flies, nail polisher*. nail onaxasl and Rosaline. Whisk brooaa. 13e. Velvet brushes, 4*e. Clothes bmabee, fie. Combe, > to 74e. Hair brasbsa, with English brlstlas, 24 te 11.74. English brtatle tooth brnshsa, 4 to Ms. English bristle naU brushes, 4e 4a Ml Zy Ion its toilet caasa tnostafing of soasb< brasli and mirror. Me, I M aad U Jk Ox y diss silver sets, KJ4 Calder s tooth powder, He Oriental tooth pasts, 44s. Sheffield's tooth paste. Me. Perfection tooth wash. 24c. Tbarauwli tooth powder. Me. Cbasaois skina. A II slasa In sron?sc. r". Woodward & Lothron, Corner 11th and F Btevtta 5. WM Washington, D. C.