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MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI.
TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
? i. SNYDER, PUBLISHER.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. YA., FRIDAY, SEP1EMRER 1*3, lSSf),
NEW VOL. 24? NO. 51.
DANIEL B. LUCAS,
.ATTORNEY at LAW,
CHARLE8T0WN W. V'A.
ll'H-l- practice I" ?!.: no Courts of Jeffer
|| w,n smlHj^olniiiK ountlea.
GEORGE W. GRAHAM,
kE.u estate agent,
Harper's Kkkky, W. Va.
, ,.K ?! \ I. attention* I ven to Pensions, llonn
S i , . Claims against the- I'nited States, and
i titles of Wenteru l-anda, before the
The Entler Hotel,
>hkphkki>*town, w. va..
Ujis Been Re-opened
l ruii-r ? management and with new fur
niture throughout. Every etlort for
the comfort of guests wlil
be made.
j 1IC I WKI.L, Proprietor.
Sample Room on First Floor.
At Miss Ellen's.
ji you want a nice Fan, blttek or colored, in
? jjjhtoi satin. call at MISS ELLEN'S.
' K vou want ai>airof the prettiest Pillow
rib.'iniii. stamped with the newest designs
4U I Mottoes, and cheaper than juu can buy
tue iii:iterialand have them stamped, go see
at MISS Kl.l.KN'S, where you will also
fM ,i fur working them different kinds of ina
let als.such as -Hope Silk," Linen Floss." of
, liferent colors. ami Hed, Black and Blue cot
i , us, in fast colors. Can be found at
MISS ELLEN'S.
I.. .itlu r Itelts. silk finish, and Cotton Helts,
Kublier drawers, in assorted sizes,
J , :,' had at MISS ELLEN'S.
suae ?'i those it lee Black Silk Jersey Suits,
jsn:<- sizes, at MISS ELLEN'S.
Jjiilio liauze Vests, ^short sleeves, long
uleeves. and no sleeves, from 'lit to Kiefs, can
liebouunt at Miss ELLEN'S.
All kinds of Ladies' Underwear and Corsets
for I-atlh-s and Misses at the little store of
ELLEN WELSH A VS.
Kirtlnlay day cards at MISS ELLKN'S.
WANTED
Kvery laxly to know I have received
my Spring Stock of
WALL PAPER.
LA i'K>T STYLES. KIKST-CLASS, RICH
ANli ELEUANT.
Good paper at 8c per piece of 8 yards.
Better still at 10c " " " " "
Gold Paper 12 1-2, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25 and
30c per piece of 8 yards.
Send f<>r orcall and examine them.
<?? Kstlniates for painting solicited.
T. H. MILLER.
HEX :
AND
KoYS
MEN
AND
Hi YS
MKS
VM
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.MEN
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LADIES',
GENTS'.
lUtYs"
Spring 1889 Summer
The TKMPLE OF FASHION is
again filled with NEW
GOODS!
CLOTHING!
Boots, Shoes I
Hats and Caps.
"VNeckwear and Blares.
Furnishings I
Trunks, Satchels, Umbrellas and
Canes. Two floors full of goods.
Ka>y stairway and plenty of light.
(ioo. H. Hagley,
( HAKLESTOWN, W. VA.
jSTOTICE
TO THE PUBLIC!
We the undersigned having pur
<ha>ed the Undertaking Business of
K. M. Billmyer have removed to the
>t? lie Store Kooin, up stairs, where
we are prepared to furnish at short
notice
Burial Cases, Caskets, Robes,
Crepes, Gloves, &c.,
and all goods kept in a well furnished
I ndertaking Establishment. We
li 'j'e hy strict attention to business to
merit a share of public patronage.
We will continue the Painting and
Pairing business as usual.
Kespectfullv,
J. FEKKELL & SON.
All orders left with Mr. Bill
myer will receive promp* attention.
GREAT
SLAUGHTER SALE!
I will from this day t*ell my entire
Stock, consisting of
CLOTHING
For Men, Boys and Children,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, &c.,
AT AND BELOW COST.
< oiue ejtrly Miui ^et your bargains, a*
?ll iuu*t'besoWi before September
1st, li&ty. Now is your time.
J. H. MYERS,
HARPERS ferky. w. va.
FOR SALE.
\V *. ,1Hve for Ba,e Hho"t 7lA acres of good
"* Limestone Land 011 which there Is n
"'Bi! oreliard, #ood dwelling and kitchen at
j?'"e(| and out-buildlngs. The property i? i??
'H-rkciey County, about 7 ml les! mm Martins- |
ki.'r.K ""?> ""lies from Scrabble. l'osses
*'v,n April 1st. ltfi*). Terms reasonable.
ror 'urther information apply to
FLEMING A 8NYDEK,
Heal Estate Agents,
Shepherdstown, W. Va.
O.AKDEN SEEDS.? As the season ta ad- ,
; J vanced, I otter the remnant of my gar
den very cheap. All fresh and many of
,f'*ra r"n ?>e used next year without any risk.
-?II toon, at
McMURKAN'S DRUG STORE.
HAS
STRUCK US
And We are Ready to Meet It
with an Immense Line of
Dry Goods, Millinery,
Ribbons, Carpets,
Notions.
Oil-Cloths, Mattings,
Fine Shoes and
Jewelry.
IF you want Corsets from 20c up to
$1.25, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
F you want Silk Ribbons cheaper
. than you ever saw them, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
F you want Challies from (>c to 20
cents, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
F you want Dress Goods from 5c
to 81.00 per yard, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
F you want White Goods of any
description from 8c to 25c, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
I
F you want a nice Bonnet or Hat
at prices that will surprise you,
call on M. S. HITESHEW.
It* you want any Jewelry, such as
Breast Pins, Ear Kings or Cuff But
tons, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
If you want any Ladies', Misses' or
Children's Shoes at Bottom Prices, call
on M. S. HITESHEW.
If you want Mattings at 124,15,
10, ]8 or 20c, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
If you want 30-cent Rag Carpets
or a nice English Hemp Carpet, call
on M. 8. HITESHEW.
Call and see us. We discount ev
ery dollar's worth of goods we buy and
give our customers the benefit of it.
We can't be undersold. Our motto:
Quick Sales, Small Profits. For
Cheap Goods in our line, call on
M. S. HITESHEW.
M. B. BAKER
-IS NOW RECEIVING DAILY?
Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods,
%J 7
Notions,
Hats,
Shoes,
Straw Goods,
Carpets,
liugs,
Oilcloths,
Groceries,
Provisions,
&c., &t\
Call and see what u complete sto<-k
of goods he has. Learn the low
prices at which he sells. Observe for
vourself the good qualities.
M. B. BAKER
Mrs. M. L. Herrington,
At .1. F. Welshans' Old Stand, has
now a Fine Stock of
Summer Millinery,
White Dress Goods,
FANCY ARTICLES
-AND ?
NOTIONS,
Which can be bought CH KAPER than
elsewhere. HATS received
every week.
CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.
Important Notice !
1 INVITE yourattention to a successful sub
stitute for scraping white-washed walls. I
will put paper ou while- washed wailK with
out scraping the walls if the lime is t IkI> t and
will guarantee it to stay on an long us it will
II sc raped. If it conies off. 1 will lurnlsh pa
per anil will put it on at my expense. 1 can
get reliable parties to vouch to tills where I
have put papier on. Also will hang paper us
cheap js any one. I can furnish paper as
as cheW|> as yoo can get It anywhere, suitable
for decorating ceilings and walls of any kind.
Will do any kind of house and sign painting.
Furniture done up iu style.
\VM. R. MILLER.
Notice to Trespassers.
ALL persons are hereby warned from
trespassing upon the lands ot the under
signed. The law will be strictly enforced
against those caught (without permission)
bunting, fishing or In anyway Intruding upon
the premises of
J08. L. COOK US.
HAMILTON DAVIS,
W. T. LKMEN,
W. H. BILLMYER,
DAVID BILLMYER.
March 20th, 1880-6ru.
THE BEST PLACE
ON EARTH
?To Buy Men's, Hoys' and Children's?
CLOTHING
And Gents' Furnishing Goods
is AT
Jacob Winternioyers,
The Boss Clothing Man, Shepherdstown.
HIS first word Is Bargains. He Is now ready
with one of the Finest Lines of SPUING
CLOTHING that has ever been brought to
this market, and he defies Hagerstown or
Martinshurg to compete with him In Prices,
Quality and Style, as he contends that there
never have been better goods shown and
greater varieties offered and prices never
have been m> low. There Is no room tor Im
provement in the Bargains he offers this sea
son in Men's. Boys' and Children's Clothing
and Gents' Furnishing Goods. His line of
NECKWEAR
is something nice and large; so much so that
every man can have plenty ot styles to make
a selection from. Remernl>er, he carries a
large line of SHI UTS, dress and overehlrts,
also WORKING SHIKTSof all descriptions.
HOSIERY and CNDKRWEAR. Remetnlui ?.
we can save yon money on allof these things.
TRUNKS and VALISES. He has a large line
ot them. COLLARS and CUFFS, all the lat
est shapes hihI styles, and. In fact, everything
that man needs in ( lothlng and Furnishing
Goods, hecan find at the Boss lothlng House
of Jacob Wlntermoyer. Now all I ask. of my
frlendsand customers is tocomeand see these
goods and their prices and l>e convinced that
you can do better in buying your goods at
home than elsewhere. 1 wish to return my
thanks to all of my frlendsand customers lor
their past kindness and hope a continuance
of the same in the future. I shall try my best
to please you. Remember I lie old stand, Col
lege Square.
J AC< >B W I NTK RM OY K P..
The Boss Clothing .Van.
Attention !
We have received our Spring
Stock of Merchant Tailoring
Supplies, also the
BEST
stock of Gentlemen's Furnish
ing Goods in town, consisting
of Gauze Underwear, Hosiery,
Neckwear, Umbrellas, Grip
sacks, etc. We would call at
tention to the following: In
tending to
QUIT
the Heady-Made Clothing bus
iness, we are now offering our
EiNTIRE STOCK AT COST
to close out. Special Induce
ments in Overcoats, balance of
stock in Spring Weights.
CUSTOM CUTTING a
specialty. Hoping to merit a
fair share o! patronage, we are
Yours KespectJully,
S. P. HUM RICKHOUSE & SON.
ESTABLISHED IN 1868.
JEFFERSON
Sasli, Door and Wind
FACTORY.
CALL FOR VOI R
Framing, Siding, Sheathing, Floor
ing, Frames, Sasli, Blinds, Doors,
Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and
Stair Work, Plastering Lath,
Brick Tiles, Arc., etc.,
-AT
John McKnight's,
CHARLKSTOWX, \\\ VA.
Having put in new machinery and a
force of skilled workmen, we are pre
pared to furnish material with expedi
tion and satisfaction to all at the most
reasonable terms. Factory opposite
B. ik O. Depot.
Successor to C. H. McKnight & Co.
HAGERSTOVN STEAM
GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS!
Stouffer& Darner,
M A N r KA CTU KKKS OK
Granite and Marble Monuments, Sa reopha
gus. Headstones, Tom bs, Statues, Vases, I
Urns, ?U\. of Every Description, from
Qulncy, Uarre, Concord, Westetly, Oak
ilill, Ciark s Island, Woodstock and all
tlie Principal Eastern Uranites; also
Red Scotch Granite.
Particular Attention Given to Lettering In
all its Forius. Original Designs Fur
nished on Application.
Also, Slate Mantels and thiilding Work of
Every Description In Marble. (irmilte and
Sand Stone. Cemetery Coping, Ac.
Workscorner Jonathan an<l Antietam Sts.,
opp. B. ?S O. Depot, Hagerstown, Md.
H. L. HOUT,
Agent at Shepherdstown, W. Va.,
Has a full line of Designs and will
show them upon application.
FARMS FOR SALE.
1?0 acres of land in Clark County, Kansas.
t> miles from Ashland, the county seat. nml
railroad depot, ami in sight of tbe Cimarron
Hiver. Good soil, line grass. Mr. Robert X.
Kngle, formerly of tills county, lives <>n the
adjoining quarter section, and pastured
head of cattle on t lie two farms last year,
ljwid. rolling prairie; wire fence nil around
farm. Price |1,3U0? one-half cash, balance In
1 and 2 years.
FLEMING A SNYDER,
Real Estate Agent*.
Shepherostown. W. Va.
COAL! COAL! COAL!
HAVE reduced prlceson all grades of Coal
and I have been especiallly careful in
purchasingonly the very best quality, entire
ly free from slate. Don't .fail to examine my
?lock aud prices before purchasing.
O.T.HODGES.
J. S. FlEMiNGJIotary Public.
WILL take acknowledgments of Deeds
Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Deposi
Hons, and attend to all business connected
with tbe office.
\K?
The Thief Itnmon for tllO Rreat 5I1C
jes? of Hood's sarsaparilla Is found !n the
article Itself. It Is merit that wins, and the
tact that Hood's Sarsaparilla actually ac
complishes what 1? claimed for It. is what
6a.? given to this medicine a popularity and
tale greater than that of any other *arsapa
Mprit Win<5 rllIa >r bl,,0(1 ,,url'
fVieriL V/IMO flpr rwtore the public.
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures Scrofula, Salt
Rheum and all Humors, Dyspepsia, Sick
Headache. Biliousness, overcomes That
Tired Keeline, creates an Apatite, atreriKth- i
ins the Nerves, luiilds up the ?Vhole System. |
Hood'* S?nr?n pitrillu is sola by all drug
fists, ft; six f>>ri-r>. Prepared by 0. 1. Hood
ft Co., Apothecaries, L>i*vi"!. Muss.
GO and SEE
FOR YOURSELF
-THAT
B, 8. M; HOFFMAN
has opened rooms opposite the S. V. I
Railroad Depot, where yon can find
F U R N I T U R E !
of the Latest Patterns always on hand.
such as |
Parlor and Chamber Soils Complete!
BEI )ST EA I >S. W A R I> R< > R ES,
WAS] I STANDS, MATTRESSES,
BUREAUS. BUFFETS,
Extension and Marble-Top Tables,
Single and Bed Lounges,
Chairs and Rockers.
Also Agent for the DAVIS SEWING
MACHINES.
All articles sold at prices that will
compete with the lowest sold
anywhere. In the
Undertaking
?YOU WILL KIND ?
CASKETS, FLOWERS,
COFFINS, SLIPPERS,
ROBES, CREPE,
Gloves, and all pertaining to the bus
iness. Personal attention given in I
every ease. R. S. M. HOFFMAN.
WE WISH TO
INFORM YOU
?THAT WE II AVE .It'ST RECEIVED?
OUR NEW SPRING STOCK
?OF?
Suitings and Coatings
? AND?
PANTALOOMNGS.
This stock In the largest ever shown In 11a
gerstowu, and prices range from the cheapest
to tliw liner praties, made up In first-class :
style, and wito
Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS!
I n Gents' Furnishing Ootids we show a large
line of New, stylish and Hairisome Goods.
Our Hue oi Fancy Flannels In Plaids and
.stripes, Percales, Pique, Pleated and Plain
lttcsK shirts, cannot lie excelled.
In Neckwear, we show all the latest novel
ties In Ticks, Pulls, Four- in-hand and L'luli
House scarfs, troiu s5c to SI. "Jo. We have all j
the new shades In
Gents' Kiel Gloves
for the early spring. These goods must l>e
seen to I >e appreciated. Call and exaiulne
uiul lie convinced that we have the largest
stock ever show n In Hagerstown.
Kespeettully,
JOHN 1). SWARTZ,
Merchant Tailor and Gents' Outfitter,
No. 24 W. Washington St , Hagerstown, Aid
A Business Notice.
t CHANOKof tlmescauses a change tn the
XX. way of conducting business. Hence, some
merciiunts ate adopting the cash system. We
have not yet, strictly speaking, hut continue
to hell uii short or reasonable time to good
ami tried customers. and m- 1 i no low as those
who claim to he belling strictly for casn. For
a lew quotations we submit to your consider
ation: Yard-Wide straw Matting Irotu lucts.
up; Home-Made .New hag Carpet, pretty
styles, lo and 60c; Table ami Floor oil Cloths.
4-1, .V-4 and <>-4 wide, at prices Iroin :#? to .i?cis.
Heautiiul L'ress Gtugtiams, t> to lwc per yard.
Salines (nice, new goods', luc; calico, 5 to tk*;
Lawus, 4 to loe; India Linens, 10 to ^oc ; In
dies' Corsets, 25c to jl.; Handkerchiefs and
Hosiery ranging from "? to 25c; Hats, dc to fj.
Sugar*, Syrup* and Cottee at as low prices as
competitors are selling. Shoes, ijueeus ware.
Tinware and liardwaie to suit all. at KOCk
BuTToAl I'Kll'tS. Tobacco to suit most all
who use the weed In prices ranging Horn .'tic
per pound up to tWc. In met. my slock is lull,
and 1 am constantly iu receipt of New Goods.
My aim is to do a lair and square business
and to treat all alike. And don't you lorget
ii, if you want a tlrst-ciaa* Flour, second to
none, come right along with your wheat or
cash and call lor the Millville Sunlight Flour,
and when you take it home your wife or
daughter will be pleftsed ami furnish you
Willi nice bread. My Motto is IJU1CK SACKS
A.Nh SMALL 1'KuHls. \\ e want to li\
and see our fellow men do likewise. Our
aim will be toiiy to accommodate ourselves
to suit ail who may call upon us, aud it any
mistakes occur please give us an opportunity
to correct them. We hope by lair and honest
dealing, in couuectiou with the fact of selling
goods as low as auy other tlrm, to merit a
share of tne trade. So come right along and
take away oue dollar's worth ot goods for ev
ery hundred cents you leave with us.
VeTy Kespectiuily,
N. 8. J. ST1UDEU.
BRUSHES.? J list received a supply on-Hin;
Brushes and Husters, White wash Brushe,
Scrubbing Brushes. Kalsomine Brushes, on
Brushes, all very cheap, at rnR v
MrMURKAN S I)RLG SfOKK
ENOCH, CYRUS, JERRY AND BEN.
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben
Were babies together, four fat little men.
Four bald beaded babies, who bumped themselves
blue.
And sprawled, grabbed and tumbled, as all babies
do;
Full of laufrbter and tears, full of ?orrow aod glee,
And big, bouncing bunglers, as aJ babies be.
Ail in the same valley lived these little men,
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben.
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben
Were fast little chums? till they grew to tfe men.
Eight bare little feet on the same errands flew
Through meadows besprinkled with daisies and
dew;
They were aimless as butterflies, thoughtless and
free
As the summer mad bobolink, drunken with gleei
A wonderful time were those careless days then
For Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben.
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben
Grew from babies to boys, and from boys Into
men.
Too restless to stay In the circumscribed bound
Of the green hills that circled their valley around.
To the north and the south an j the east and the
west.
Each departed alone on a separate quest;
Ah! they'll ne'er be the same to each other again.
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben.
Though companions in youth, were strangers as
men;
Enoch grew rich and haughty and proud.
While Cyrus worked on with the u>U driven
crowd;
In the councils of stale Jerry held a proud place,
But poor Ben. he sounded the depths of disgrace.
Ah! diverse were th? lives of these boys from the
glen,
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben
Enoch and Cyrus and Jerry and Ben,
Who can read the strong fates that encompassed
these men*
The fate that raised one to the summit of fame,
The fate that dragged one to the darkness of
shame!
Ah! silence is best; neither glory nor blame
Will I grant to the honored or dishonored nam#.
Wo are all like these boys who grew to be men.
Like Enoch, or Cyrus, or Jerry, or Ben
? & W. Fobs.
An Indian liut-ial I'lace.
About ten days ago I again visited
tho Indian graves near Roniney, W.
Va. It seems that ashes played an im
portant part in the burial ceremony,
as I found from half a peck to five
bushels of ashes in each grave. The
method of burial, so far as I can judge
from careful examination, was as fol
lows; They dug or scooped out a hole
from 1 to 5 feet deep by 2 feet wide and
3 feet long in the hard, stitl'clay, which
underlies a covering of 2 feet of soft
sandy loam. These holes were filled
with ashes and cinders, among
which were parts of the skulls and
horns of deer and bones of other ani
mals, though they showed no signs of
being burned or charred. On top of
these ashes tho body was placed and
then covered with tho sandy loam.
At the bottom of one of theso
graves we found a pot made of clay,
about 22 inches in diameter by 10
inches deep, tho sides of which were
of elaborate ornamentation, the prin
cipal being a carved face about every
six inches around the top. In tho pot
was the upper shell of a turtle, the
jaw bone of a squirrel, and several
clam shells? evidences of food placed
in the grave for uso in tho journey to
"tho happy hunting grounds."
The pottery consisted of three kinds
?yellow, brown and black. The first
had but little ornamentation ; the sec
ond was ornamented to some extent,
but the last was the Royal Worcester
of Indian art production, and was,
without doubt, placed in tho graves
of thoso only who were greatly dis
tinguished.
Among the articles found was a
knife made of copper roughly beaten
out. Tho blado was 5 inches long by
ii inches broad, arid its dull, sandstone
sharpened edge must have required
strong muscular exertion on the part
of tho operator to remove the scalp of
his dead enemy.
The graves are scattered over a
space of about ten acres, and are on
what is called tho Island Farm, which
consists of about ninety acres. Tho
owner thinks the entire island was a
burying ground. ? Washington Star.
A Good Word for the Farmer.
It is a great mistake to attribute
want of mental culture to tho Ameri
can farmer. He must know more or
less of most of the practical sciences
in order to take care of his animals,
his crops, his machines, to forecast the
weather for his seeding and his har
vesting and the prospect of demand for
his marketing. lie not only reads
tho papers, but he has undisturbed
time to ponder on what seems import
ant, to digest it, and form well consid
ered conclusions. Only his tongue is
not so iluent or flippant, his thoughts
not so nimble, his principles not so
adaptable, his hands and uress not so
free from dust and rents, and his en
during fiber not so supple as among
tho sedentary j room imprisoned, over
sheltered denizens of the town.? W,
G. W. iu Rural New Yorker.
A Ouht Mine of Valuable W ooil.
Forty miles above New Orleans is
the olu bed of the Bonnet Carre cre
vasse. Fifteen years ago the Father
of Waters burst his bonds and swept
through there to Lake Pontchartrain. j
Five years ago the state of Jjouisiana,
with the assistance of the Mississippi
Valley railroad, rebuilt the Bonnet
Carre levee, but it could not restore
altogether the conditions prevailing
antecedent to the crevasse. The river
in the ten years it passed through the
swamp piled up its sands against the
big cypress forests there. It has left
behind a buried forest. The piled up
sand has deadened nearly all the trees,
and a shingle mill is now at work
there manufacturing them into shin
gles with all the rapidity with which
that machiue works. ?New Orleans j
Times- Democrat
({nrrtM and Assertion*.
Very often the bluntest man makes
the sharpest points.
Can the maker of (lags be classed as
a standard author/
Bananas, like wedding guests, are
always ready to throw the slipper af
ter the paring comes off.
One would naturally suppose that
an engine has to be hot before it can
raise steam, but the fact is it has to He
coaled.
Ix>ve may want all or nothing, but
its attachment is not so exacting as a
sheriff's; besides the latter will take
what it can get. -Baltimore Amen- j
can
lirtUr Than * liuel.
A couple of young men living at
WellsvilJe, Mo., were rivals for the
liaiid of one of Wellsville's fair
daughters. Thev were inclined to set
tle the matter by duel. When she
learned of the affair she sent for them
to meet her at the hour set for the
fight, and after reminding them that
duels were unlawful, and the victor
would be a fugitive from justice the
rest of his days, she suggested that
they run a foot race, her hand to be the
prize. The youmj men accepted her
proposition, and she umpired the rare
ana walked off the field with the vic
tor.? Kansas City Star.
A MARVELOUS INVENTION.
A Kr? Sort of Railway That U Cbeap.
Fast and Safe B*jond Companion.
A press view took place yesterday
of the so called "Chemin de Fer Glis
sant," or "Slide Railway," on the Es
planade des Invalides, within the ex
hibition. The new invention is a sin
gularly original contrivance for en
abling trains to run, by means of
water power, at a speed hitherto un
dreamed of. Arriving there without
any intimation as to what a sliding
railway might be, I at first mistook it
for an overgrown switchback, with
the humps smoothed away.
The train consisted of four carriages
affording room for about a hundred
passengers. The carriages had no
wheels, being supported at the corners
bv blocks of iron of a size somewhat
lar<n?r than a brick, which rested upon
a double line of iron girders. In the
middle of the line at regular intervals
jutted out irregularly shaj>ed piliars,
the use of which was not yet appar
ent. Having taken our seats and the
signal being given, we glided along
gently for the spaeo of a few yards,
when suddenly we gathered speed;
two or three tugs were felt and we
were Hying on at a pace of an ordinary
train but as smoothly as a boat on a
river' There was a clicking noise on
the rails, but this, I was assured, was
due to a defcct in the construction
of the slides, and would be remedied.
The absence of any vibration, shaking
or "tail motion" was wonderful. A
slight jerk there was at regular inter- j
vats: but then, agaia, I was told that
it was due merely to the shortness of
the course and the inability to get up
a proiier pace. In a hydraulic tram
traveling at full speed, that is to say
at the rate of 140 to 200 kilometers, or
87 to 124 miles an hour, there would
be almost no consciousness of motion.
The journey down the length of the
Esplanado only occupied a few sec
Upon our safe return Mr. Pi Iter,
chairman of tho company which owns
the invention, gave a full account of
it The sliding railway was ^uivented
in 18153 by an engineer named Oirard,
who was killed in the b ranco- German
war, and it has been improved to its
present state by one ?>f his assistant
engineers, M. Barre. #
As has already been mentioned, the
hydraulic carriages have no wheels,
these being replaced by hollow slides
tittinjr upon a Hat and wide rail, and
grooved on the inner surface W hen
ft is desired to get tho carriage in mo
tion water is forced into tho slule or
skate of the carriage from a reservoir
bv compressed air, and seeking to es
cape, it spreads over the under sur
face of the slide, which it raises for
about a nails thickness above tlx) rail. ,
The slides thus resting, not on tho
rails but on a film of water, aro in a
nerfectly mobile condition; in fact, ,
the pressure of the forefinger is suffi
cient to displace a carriage thus sup
ported. Tho propelling force is ^up
plied by the pillars, which stand at reg
ular intervals on the lino between tho
rails. Running underneath every
carriage is an iron rack, about six
inches wide, fitted with paddles.
Now as tho foremost carriage passes
in front of tho pillar a tap on tho lat
ter is opeued automatically, and a
stream ot water at Well pressure i is <
rccted on the paddles. This dm es
tho trail, on, ttti.l by the time the tot
carriage has gone past tho tap (w hich
then closes) the foremost one is in front
of the next tap, the water's action thus
bein?- continuous. The force develop
ed Ts almost incredible. There is
some splashing on the rails at tie
start; but this diminishes the faster
the train goes. To stop the train t
small stream of water that feeds the
slides is turned off, and, ^ie laUe
coming in contact with the rails, the
resulting friction stops the carriage al
most instantaneously.
A water train running at oyer 1 w
miles an hour could, 1 was told, be
nulled up within thirty yards, could
climb up gradients of sixteen inches in
the yard, descend them with equal
safetv, and run on curves of foit\
four yards ratlins. Tins system w ouhl
seem peculiarly adapted for elevated
rail ways in cities, being light noise
less, smooth, without smoke, fast and
thoroughly under command. _ihe
danger of running off the rails is ie
duced to a minimum, the center of
gravity of the carriages being scarcc
fy more than a couple of feet from
the rails. The cost of a metropolitan
system would only bo a third of .one on
the old plan, while in tho open coun
try its cost would bo somewhat high* i
than the ordinary railway; but AL
Barre tells me U,c?penM Woukl te n
France an average of ?b,000 a miie^
Where no natural water supply i
available, a propelling machine every
twelve miles or so would be sulhcien
to keep the trains going a. full speed.
The consumption of coal per P??*.11'
gcr would be one-tenth only of Hie
usual quantity. ,
The importance of this may be real
ized by considering tho statement that
the Paris-Lyons company alone has
an annual coal bill of two mill o ?
sterling. Nevertheless, it would be
rash to predict the general introduction
of the water svstem on railways. One
objection, for 'instance, that occurs to
me is its apparent unsuitably for
t^flicP%. /en>il. thema,-^
of the "Chemins de herblissants be
lievea it ?UI allbul doaway wnhtbe
locomotive engine. V\ ith P?pect
England, he believes that the disad
vantage of the present slow method of
crossing the channel will become so
apparent that all opinion to ll*e tu n
neF will vanish, "l am ready. ??
said, with enthusiasm, to *ani
Sm that when the tunnel
our system has a trial $
from London to Pans in two hours,
ljondon Daiiy News.
A Room In Tomb* tone.
A scrapping match occured on Fifth
street last evening between two soci
ety bloods, and a volley of profane
language was exchanged between a
couple of men on Allen street yester
day. Verily the business end of live
ly times is becoming apparent.?
Tombstone (A. T.) Epitaph.
Germicide* for Connamptlon..
It is satisfactory to know that to
some extent two germicides for con
sumption have been discovered. th?
one gaseous and the other liquid. Sal
icylic acid, however, appears to be the
most lastingly successful. Perhaps a
better germicide may be found, yet
tho principle of the method of treat
ment is quite revolutionary. In con
sumption the blood contains living
bacilli-tubercles, and this system in
troduces into the blood by injections
the microbes of salicylic acid to kill
the bacilli. When the bacilli are de
stroyed nature will have a chance of
w?m> fine the da maw done ? RmmuwH.
JOHN CHINAMAN'S WOOING.
It Frijh'.finl the I'rtllj Auirrican Gal,
mid the Snitor Flr?I.
As n pretty young1 typewriter sat nt
her desk near an office window look
ing out on Broad street tho other day,
workine rapidly with her nun bio fin
gers, site felt the consciousness of
strange eyes upon her, and raised her
own only to meet those of a China
man. The Chinaman was gating at
her most intently.
The young lady went on with her
work, thinking the strange little fig
ure would depart; but it moved not,
neither did it speak for some minutes.
After gazing at her intently, the fig
ure glided noiselessly into the office,
and said to one of the clerks: '"Meli
can gal inuchee likee Chinee."
The "Melican gal" referred to
flushed with enibarrasmeut and in
dignation. She didn't fancy being
likened to those ladies with small feet
and queer faces that disj?ort them
selves upon fans and banners. The
clerk started to say that lie could see
non-semblance, but the Celestial had
departed as noiselessly as he had
come in.
The next day and the next the yellow
man in blue clothes stood silently at
the window and gazed at the pretty
little girl, who grew more ami more
nervous at this dumb admiration.
One morning she found on her desk
a package uucannilv interesting. It
was wr.ipjied in a Chinese gift cloth of
golden tissue embroidered in Chinese
figures. Removing this the {jirl dis
covered a box of papier mache,
wrought in wondrous designs of
beasts and birds, a regular delirium
tremens of a b?>x. Lifting1 tbe lid re
vealed a thin, white paper with "Mel
can cirl" ujhiii it. Beneath this lay a
wealth of sweets, nuts, candies and
dates, prepared in such a way as only
the Chinese can. all upsido down in a
surprising sort of way, with sirup in
balls that made you wonder how tliev
were fixed, and ail sorts of conglom
erations going to make a sweet liar
mony.
The girl distrusted theso enticing
things, which goes to prove she was
timid enough for a C'liineso wife, if
fear could make her resist the seduc
tive bonbon so enticing to the female
youth of America. 1 >tit she said she
couldn't and she wouldn't touch tho
stuff, and so the other employes, first
in economy and presently in joy, ate
the whole box full.
The Chinaman and the boxes came
regularly for several days. The young
lady would not touch them, but her
comrades enjoyed the gifts too well to
doubt them.
The last visit was a few days ago.
lie entered the office in a garb the
mikado might have envied, so rich
ly was it em I >ossod and embroid
ered with things that swam and
crawled and flew. In his hand he
held a lighted yellow candle that the
Chinese use as an hour glass. 1 'hie
ing it l>efore the startled girl at the
typewriter, ho said, solemnly:
"Mally while light burn.A
The girl, in mortal terror of being
espoused by somo coui|>ellingCelcstial
rite, snatched the canule and blew it
out; and then the Chinaman, showing
for the first time some human emo
tion, left her presence with a face one
degree more passionless nnd solemn.
This was tho end of a Chinese court
ship. The girl has never seen him
since. ? Atlanta Constitution.
lluniUlitiiiic t lie llmlr.
A sample of that genus vulgarly
known as dudes came out of the Hotel
Ryan yesterday, walked up ltoliert
and turned down Seventh street. He
was exquisitely dressed in the height
of the extreme fashion and was evi
dently out on a deuce of a bender ?
which is to say, ho was engaged in
eating a banana and throwing the
skins of it on the sidewalk, lie was
having loads of fun. Hcliind our dude
walked a sturdily built man, whose
strongest characteristics were a pug
nacious under jaw, a scrubbing brush
mustache and a chronic scowl. The
man with these things followed
the dude and watched each section
of banana peel us it fell to the
ground. As the last piece dropped
tho wearer of the seowl laid violent
hands on the now quaking dude and
bade liiin retrace his steps. Further
more, ho was ordered to nick each bit
of jMH-ling and throw toe same into
the street. With the assistance of the
scrubbing brush mustache man the
dude was able to complete the job in
about five weary minutes. That pe
riod of time did not. however, include
tho lecture he received from his new
found acquoiiitauco. ? St. Paul Globe.
One IV for tlie Telegraph.
A Chicago man used the telegraph
the other clay in an odd way. A visi
tor whom he had met frequently in j
New YorL stepped into his office. It
was business as well as inclination
to be exceedingly cordial to the New
Yorker, but for the life of him he
could not recall his visitor's name, in
the midst of the conversation the
Chicago man was reminded of a tele
gram he bad forgotten to send. i'ull |
in? out a blank lie writ the following
to his New York house:
"What's the name of Jenkins' head
man? Can't recall it. He is here. "
Th^v chattered along for half an
hour, when the answer came. It read: ;
"Simpkins.
"And now, Mr. Sitnpkins, it is about
time for lunch," remarked the Chi
cago man. "We'll go over to the club.
I want you to meet some friends of
mine thei*."? Chicago Tribune.
Eccentric Error*.
A western poet has cause to com
plain that his line, "The rhetoric de
funct of fairy, lore," appeared in print
as "The rhetoric defunct of prairie
love." The atmosphere of Illinois af
fected the compositors, who were more
familiar with nrairies than fairies.
One of the oddest typographical err
ors ever made in Boston was in a book
published bv the Qrm of Crocker &
Brewster, which has been brought to
Eublic attention by the death of Mr.
irewster. It was in one of the ser
mons of Dr. Nathaniel Emmons, the
great orthodox divine. The doctor
Suoted the scripture text, "Cut him
own. Whv cumbereth be the
ground r f he intelligent compositor
put it in type, "Cut him down, like a
cucumber, to the ground."? -Boston
Herald.
Ha Bad Been There.
Young Wife (to tramp at kitchen
door)? Now, my poor man, here's a
nice little turnover for you which
I've just taken out of the oven.
Tramp (suspiciously)? Been married
long f
i. W. (blushing)? Two weeks, but?
"Cookin' school, ain't it?" be falter
ed, down at the gate.
"Yes."
J Exit trawp down the road, whis
tling "The Girl I Left Behind Me. "1 ?
IH?appraranc? >f .h* MaattlU.
The classic type seems better pre
served among the "chulas" of the low
er auarters ol Madrid than among the
higher classes, and this is due to the
fact that the "chula" dresses in a way
that follows the fashions of the past
Her shoes are made and her hair u ar
ranged in the Spanish manner, and
she wraps around her the manilla
shawl embroidered with bright colors.
>? hen the ladies of the aristocracy
bring' out the mantilla during Holy
Week, the classic typo shines forth
immediately iu all its genuine brilli
ancy like a diamond in its setting. On
visiting Spain, every tourist of artistic
instincts lameuts the disappearance of
the mantilla. Formerly a hot to re
mained for him outside Holy Week
uamelr, the bull lights. But even
from this bust stronghold the mantilla
h&s Uhmi cast out by f:ishion. Now
adays the prooer thing is to go to the
bull light in nats, the more exagger
ated the IxMter; and if the simple truth
must be told the right thing is not to
go to the bull fights at all, but to pre
fer the race course, with its ins*
and outs of betting, its rivalry of os
tentation in the rows of carriages, and
its exhibition of loud summer cos
t utile*, lho taste for ^uil lighting
which is the truo Spanish taste, with
which the whole nation is deeply im
bued, is now to be found almost ex
clusively among the men, the "chu
las" and tho common |?eoi?le. The
middle class, which always follows in
tho stetis of tho upper, has deserted
the bull ring, ami the S|tamsh woman
whoso nerves are getting to be so high
ly strung that she cannot stand a .nuI
piay, cannot now cmiuro tho emotions
of a bull light, which the philuu
thropic propaganda has represented
to iier a* similar to those exjtcrionced
?n tho coliseum of old.? Fortnightly
lie view.
For llmlirliin Only.
Solect tho girl.
Agree with tho girl's father in poli
tics and tho mother in religion.
If you have a rival keep an eyo on
him; if ho is a widower keep two eyes
on him.
Don't put much sweet stuff on pa
jht. If you do you will hear it read
in after years, when yonr wifo lias
some especial purpose in inflicting
upon you tho severest punishment
known to a married man.
Go home a reasonable hour in tho
evening. Don't wait till the girl has
to throw her whole soul into a yawn
that she can't cover with both hands.
A little thing like that might cause a
coolness at the very beginning of the
game.
If, on tho occasion of your first call
tho girl upon whom you have placed
your young affections looks like an
iceberg and acts liko a cold wave, take
your leave early and stay away. Wo
man in her hour of freeto is uncertain,
cov, and hard to please.
In cold weather (ininh saying good
night in tho house. Don't stretch it all
the way to the front gate, and thus lay
tho foundation for futuro asthma,
bronchitis, neuralgia and chronic ca
tarrh to help you to worry tho girl to
death after she has married.
Don t lio about your financial con
dition. It is very annoying to a bride
who has pictured a lifo of ease in her
ancestral halls to learn too late that
fou expect her to ask a bald headed
parent who has been uniformly kind
to her to take you in out of the cold.
if you sit down on somo molaAws
candy that little Willie has left on the
chair, while wearing your new sum
mer trousers for tho llrst time, smile
sweetly and remark that you don't
mind sitting down on uiolusscs candy
at all, and that "boys will be boy*/'
iCesorvo your truo filing* for futuro
ruferenco.? Exchangu.
Stork* In Holland.
Every 0110 knows that the stork is
almost sujierstitiously beloved by tho
|?easants of northern (icrtnany and
tho low countries, and that iron sup
ports upon which ho may build his
nest am set on cottago moles in tho
belief that where a stork ho* his brood
lire will never como. Nevertheless,
travelers are often surprisi-d when
they seo how time tho great birds be
come, following tho agriculturist
through field and furrow, and often
sleeping on tho tall red leg close to
where he is at work and within sound
of the nimble of tho passing railroad
train. So fond is tho DuUdiman of
having storks about him, indeed, that
ho maues provision for its nests even
in the center of his bulb fields. Hero
one may often seo slender poles lomu
twenty or thirty feet in length, sup
portedf by braces, and (icaring at the
top a small round platform similarly
strengthened. On these tho storks
build their nests, and hero they perch,
like sentinels, protecting the beauti
ful crops. ?Chicago Time*.
On an KI*|ihMt
Having had the good fortune to bo
invited by the malutrajah, llir Hham
i?hir, prime minuter and guardian to
the young king of Nepal, we have
Calcutta early in Decern her to join hi*
shooting party. After a couple of
coinfortle** night* in a train wc reach
a small terminus from which a tive
mile ride on an elephant laud* us in
what i* known a* Nepal terai. Th'?
elephant on which w?j ride is a small
one, and in suppoaed to ftbake the
rider a* little as posaible, hut to u* n<r
vices the shaking if. far from facing a
Ecntle one. At a word from hi * "ma
out"? a wild looking creature who
sil* between Die elephant's car* and
pricks bim with an iron staff? he
goes down on his knee*, and one
climb* on his bock as bent one can,
holding on by his tail with both
hands and trying to gel a footing on
his slippery quartern At last one
manages* to scramble up, and one finds
one s self on a wjuare cushion, almo*t
as slippery as tho elephant's back.
The first time, when the great beaut
rises on his fore legs and then on hi*
hind one*, it is all one can do to hold
on by the rope* which are fastened to
the suiea of tlie jiad; but practice
make* perfect, and in a short time one
learns to adapt one's self to the curi
ous motion. A good small elephant
will shuffle along esmily at the rate of
five mile* an hour, climbing steep ra
vine* and other obstruction*, so that
the rider often finds himself hanging
on in an almost perpendicular posi
tion. No animal is so sure fooled a*
an elephant lie will climb utoep
bank* and slide down into river bed*
with a* much ease a* an Irish pony,
bat be particularly object* to a bog,
and let no one attempt to ride him
over one; for if he find* himself sink
ing in, hi* first impulse is to drag the
rider off and pat him under b? feet, by
way of having something to stand on
?a' proceeding one. would hardly ap
prove of.? Nineteenth CouUiry.
The lawyer depend* on #ord* : the
real estate man on de^ic.

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