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ESTABLISHED 1849. ? L, SNYDER, PUBLISHER. MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1889. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE NEW VOL. 25? NO. 1. DANIEL B. LUCAS, ATTORNEY at law, 1'llAKl.ESTOWS W. VA. .nil nractlce In aLt a* Court# of Jeffer \\ and adjoining ountles. Vov. 1. GEORGE W. GRAHAM, REAL ESTATE AGENT, Hakkkr's KKRKY, W. Va. ~ ii fi'i A L attention given to Pensions. Boun ds initm* BKalnst the Inlted Stales, and VJSted titles of Western Lands, before the ^ The Entler Hotel, SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA., Has Ueen Re-opened ruder ? management and with new fur uliure throughout. Every effort for the comfort of guests will be made. j v TKI MMEIJi, Proprietor. Sample Room on First Floor. At Miss Ellen's. If you want a nice Kan, black or colored. In i?per oi satin. call at MISS ELLEN 8. If you want a pair of the prettiest Pillow gjjims, stamped with the newest designs ,j,d Mottoes, and cheaper than you can buy the material and have them stamped, go see those at MISS ELLEN'S, where you will also and for working them different kinds of ma *r:?U, such as '? Rope *ilk," Linen Floss." of different colors, and Red. Black and Blue cot ton* In fast colors. Can be found at MISS ELLEN S. Laalber B?lts. silk finish, and Cotton Belta, Infant* Kubber Drawers, In assorted sizes, to be lisd at MISS ELLEN S. Some of tbose nice Black Silk Jersey Suits, Urge sires, at MISS ELLEN S. Ladies' Gauze Vests, >hort sleeves, long tlceves. and no sleeves, from 25 to 85cts. can bstiouxhtat MISS ELLEN'S. All kinds of Ladies' Underwear and Corsets for 1-adies and Misses at the little store of ELLEN WELSH A NS. Birthday day cards at MISS ELLEN'S. WANTED Everybody to know I have received liiv Spring Stock of WALL PAPER. LATEST STYLES. F1 RAT-CLASS, RICH AND ELEGANT. Good paper at 8c per piece of 8 yards. Better still at 10c 44 44 44 44 44 Gold Paper 12 1-2, 15, 16, 18, 22. 25 and 30c per piece of 8 yards. Send for or call and examiue them. ?f Kstimates for painting solicited. T. H. MILLER. Spring 1881) Summer n* TEMPLE OF FASHION is again tilled with NEW GOODS ! If CLOTHING! 3IT Boots, Shoes I H'Hats ar|d Caps. ^Neckwear and Glow, Furnishings I Trunks, Satchels, Umbrellas and Canes. Two lloors full of goods. Ea>y stairway and plenty of light. Geo. II. Hagley, 1'HAKLESTOWN, W. VA. NOTICE TO THEPUBLICI We the undersigned having pur chased the Undertaking Business of , K. M. Billmyer have removed to the Stoue Store Room, up stairs, where *e are prepared to furnish at short notice Burial Cases, Caskets, Robes, Crepes, Gloves, &c., M"1 all goods kept in a well furnished Ludertaking Establishment. We h"pe by strict attention to business to merit a share of public patronage. We will continue the Fainting and Papering business as usual. Respectfully, J. FEKRELL & SON. ?"af" All orders left with Mr. Bill myer will receive prompt attention. FODDER TWINE. Drill Tubes, Drill Shovels, Corn Hooks, Corn knives. Husking Pegs, Husking Gloves, Grain Bags. Plow Points and Mould Boards for "liver Chilled and Universal Plows. Machine Belting, Machine Oils, Pickle and Kraut Tubs, Apple and Peach Parers, Ureeelt and Muzzle-loading shot guns. Powder, Shot, Shells, Caps aud Wads. McKee Brothers, HAOERSTOWN, MD., ^Between the Square and Market House. FOR SALE. A ^ have for sale about 7V4 acres of good ?tn?ii le*tone Land on which there is a t^Morch*rd. Kood dwelling and kitchen at oned and out-balldings. The property la In bur? * ^ounty?about~mllea from Martins 111 He? from Scrabble. Poases 1 Al'r" l*t. 1MN). Terms reasonable. r further Information apply to FLEMING A8NYDEK. Heal Estate Agenta, Shepherdstown, W. Va. (l SEEDS.? Aa tbe season is ad <?n - 1 ofl?r the remnant of my gar Uj?;rw ?*r> ch?ap- All freah and many of '?-*11 ?oon U8*<1 De*1 } ear w,lhout any rtsl1* McM U KHAN'S DKUG 8TOKK. S kinrt?7I>ureKroundand grain spices or all kod cheap?artPlCkllng aUd Rre?erv,n?- Good McMURRAN'8 DRUG STOKE. THE 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. I I F you want Corsets from 20c up to . 81.25, call on M. 8. HITESHEW. F you want Silk Ribbons cheaper . than you ever saw them, call on M. S. HITESHEW. F you want Challies from (5c to 20 cents, call on M. S. HITESHEW. F you want Dress Goods from 5c to $1.00 per yard, call on M. S. HITESHEW. IF you want White Goods of any description from 8c to 25c, call on M. S. HITESHEW. IF you want a nice Bonnet or Hat at prices that will surprise you, call on M. S. HITESHEW. If you want any Jewelry, such as Breast I'ius, 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 12^,15, 16, 18 or 20c, call on M. S. HITESHEW. If you want 30-cent Rag Carpets or a nice English Hemp Carpet, call on M. S. 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, %/ Notions, Hats, Shoes, Straw Goods, Carpets, Rugs, Oilcloths, Groceries, Provisions, &c., &e. Call ami see what a complete stoek of goods he has. Learn the low prices at which he sells. Observe for yourself the good qualities. M. B. BAKER Mrs. M. L. Herrington, At J. F. Welshans' Old Stand, has now a Fine Stock of Summer Millinery, White Dress Goods, FANGY ARTICLES ? AND ? NOTIONS, Which can be bought CHEAPER than elsewhere. HATS received every week. CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. Important Notice! I INVITE your attention to h successful sul> stitute for scraping white-washed walls. 1 j will put paper on white-washed walls with | out scraping tbe walls If the lime Is tight ami will guarantee It to stay on as long as it will U scraped. If It comes oit. 1 will lurnish pa I per and will put it on at my expense. 1 can get reliable parties to vouch to this where I have put paper on. Also will hang paper as cheap as any one. 1 can furnish paper as . as cheap as you can get it any where, suitable for decorating ceilings and walls ol any kind. Will do auf kind of bouse anil sign painting. Furniture done up In style. \VM. K. MILLER. Notice to Trespassers. ALL persons are hereby warned from trespassing upon the lands of the under* signed. The law will be strictly enforced against those caught (without permission; bunting, fishing or In anyway intruding upou Uie preui"?? of ^ ^ HAMILTON DAVIS, W. T. LEMEX, W. H. BILLMYEH, DAVID MLLMYER. March 2S>th , 1889 ? Cm. A Business Notice. A CHANGE of times causes a change In the way of conducting business. Hence, some merchants are adopting the cash system. We have not yet, strictly speaking, but continue to sell on short or reasonable time to good and tried customers, and sell as low as those who claim to be selling strictly for cash. For a few quotations we submit to your consider ation: Yard-Wide .Straw Matting from lucts. up: Home-Made New Kag Carpet, pretty styles, 40 and 50c; Table and Floor Oil Cloths, 4-1, 5-1 and wide, at prices from JO to 50cts. Beautiful Ureas Ginghams, e to 10c per yard. Satines (nice, new goodsj, loc; calico, 5 to ?c; Lawns, 4 to 10c; India Linens, 10 to:ioc; La dieV Corsets, 25c to 81. ; Handkerchiefs and Hosiery ranging from 5 to 25c: Hats, 5c to 82. Sugars, Syrups and Cotlee at as low prices as competitors are selling. Shoes, l|ueensware. Tinware and Hardware to suit ail, at HOCK BOTTOM PRICES. Tobacco to suit most all who use the weed in prices ranging from .'ioc per pound up to 60c. Ju fact, my stock is full, and I am constantly in receipt of New Goods. My aim is to do a fair and square business and to treat all alike. And don't you forget it, if you want a tlrst-claas Flour, second to none, come right along with your wheat or cash and call lor the Millvllle Sunlight Flour, and when you lake It home your wife or daughter will be pleased and furnish you with nice bread. My Motto Is QUICK SALES AN1) SMALL PROFITS. We want to live and see our fellow men do likewise. Our aim will be to tiy to accommodate ourselves to suit all who may call upon us, aud 11 any mistakes occur please give us an opportunity to correct them. We hope by fair aud honest deallug, In connection with the fact of selling goods as low as any other firm, to merit a share of the trade. So come right along and take away one dollar's worth oi goods for ev ery hundred cents you leave with us. Very Respectfully, N. S. J. STKIDER. It's a Mistake OF YOURS If you fail to examine our immense NEW FALL aud WINTER LINE ? OF ? CHEVIOTS, WORSTEDS, CASSIMERS, WIDE WALES, DIAGONALS, PLAIN AND FANCY SUITINGS, FANCY N ESTINGS, OVERCOATINGS AND PANT A LOON 1 NGS, and by far the largest assortment in Hagers town. Our goods are unexcelled, as we sltow all the latest styles in our Immense new stock for Fail and Winter Wear, and we are prepared to furnish them at the lowest prices with tit, finish and fashion. Gents' Furnishings. We show a large Hue of Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, Col iars and Cutis, and a complete line of Neckwear. Call ami see what a complete stock of goods we have. lA-arn the LOW PRICES at which we sell them, and I am confident you will be pleased. JOHN D. SWA11TZ, Merchant Tailor and Gents' Outfitter, No. 24 W. Washington St , Hagerstown, Md ESTABLISHED IN 1868. JEFFERSON Sash, Door and Blind FACTORY. CALL FOR YOUR Framiug, Siding, Sheathing, Floor ing, Frames, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and Stair Work, Plastering Lath, Brick Tiles, Ac., Ac., John McKnight's, CHARLESTOWN, W. 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. A: O. Depot. Successor to C. H. McKnight & Co. HAGERSTOWN STEAK GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS! Stouffer& Darner, MANUFACTURERS OK Granite and Marble Monuments. Sarcopha gus. Headstones, Vomits, Statues, Vases, I'rns, Ac., of Every Description, from Qulncy, Bane, Concord, Westeily, Oak Hill, Clark's Island, Woodstock and all the Principal Eastern Granites; also Red Scotch Granite. Particular Attention Given to Lettering in all its Forms. Original Designs Fur nished on Application. Also, Slate Mantels and Building Work of Every Description in Marble. Grauite and Sand stone. Cemetery Coping, Ac. Workscorner Jonathan and Antietam Sts., opp. H. A O. Depot, Hagerstown, Md. II. L. HOUT, Agent at Shepherdstown, W. Va., Has a full line of Designs and will show them upon application. FARMS FOR SALE. 1<iO ai res of land In Clark County, Kansas, ? miles from Ashland, the county seat, and railroad depot, and in sight of the Cimarron River. Good soil, tine grass. Mr. Robert X. Engle, lorinerly of thlscouuty, lives on the adjoining quarter section, and pastured .iu head of cattle on the two farms last year. l.und. rolling prairie; wire fence all around tanu. Price |l,:Wt>? one-half cash, balauce iu 1 and 2 years. FLEMING A SNYDER, Real Estate Agent*. ShepherUstown, W. Va. COAL! COAL! COAL! HAVE reduced priceson all grades of Coal and 1 have been especiallly careful in purchaslngonly the very best quality, entire ly free from slate. Dont.fail to examine my stock and prices before purchasing. G.T. HODGES. Meiuleimll Nurseries! KEARSEYSVILLE. W. VA. ?A AAA FIRST CLASS APPLE TREES now ready for Kail and Spring planting. Send in your orders. These tre*s Sll'ST HE SOLD, hence you will rind prices lower than anywhere else in the I nited States. D. W. BORDER, Proprietor. Sept. 6, 1SS9 ? 8m BRUSHES.? Just received a supply of Pain*. Brushes and Dusters, Whitewash Brushes. Scrubbing Brushes. Kalsomine Brushes, Shoe Brushes, all very cheap, at Ml MURRAN S DRUG STORE WINCHESTER (VA.,) ACADEMY. RODES MASSIE. A. M.. D. L., Principal. CHAS. A. L. MASSIE A. M., Assistant. Th? next session begins Sept. S?th, 1889, and ends June llth, 18HU. Send for circular. August 9 1889 ? 2m. Stem The Chief Rrmon for the great gr.e Msi of Hood's Sarsaparilla Is found la the article Itself. It Is merit that wins, and tha toe' that Hood's Sarsaparilla actually ao *omplishes what is claimed for It, Is what bus given to this medicine a popularity and wl? greater than that of any other sarsapa Mprit Win<? rllIa or bl00d purl* PVICI II YV II lo fler before the public, flood's garsaparilla cures Scrofula, Salt Rheum and all Humors, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Biliousness, overcomes That Tired Feeling, creates an Appetite, strength ins the Nerves, builds up the Whole System. Iloorf'i Unrnnpurillii is sold by all drug jtsts. 51; six for $5. Prepared by C. 1. Hood 6 Co., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. GO and SEE FOR VOURSELF -THAT R.S.M. HOFFMAN has opened rooms opposite the S. V. j Railroad Depot, where you can find i IFURNI T U li E ! of the Latest Patterns always on hand. such as I Parlor and Chamber Suits Complete! B El )ST E A I )S, W A RDROB ES, WASH STANDS, MATTRESSES, j BUREAUS. BUFFETS, I Extension and Marble-Top Tables, Single and Bed Lounges, Chairs and Rockers. i Also Agent for the DAVIS SEWING MACHINES. All articles sold at prices that will compete with the lowest sold any where. In the Undertaking ?YOU WILL FIND? CASKETS, FLOWERS, COFFINS, SLIPPERS, ROBES, CREPE, Gloves, and all pertaining to the bus iness. Personal attention given in ! every case. R. S. M. HOFFMAN. . A BAD PLAN. AN ASKING PRICE. A TAKING PRICE. The plan of store keepers having an asking j price and a taking price for goods, charging ; one more than another and not refusing a reasonable otler in a bail plan for buyers. The store keepet alone knows the lowest price at which he can sell his goods. Buyers ; never get them lor less and often pay more. ! This plan is justillei! on the ground that some people won't buy unless they get some thing knocked OH or thrown in. and some j will only buy where they can get credit, some never pay and that must be made up by charging more to those who do pay. Our one price cash plan avoids all such methods, marks in plain tieures the lowest j | cash price on every article otlered and notli 1 Ing less can buy it. On every article the i buyer gets the nil vantage of the discounts we 1 I make in buying for cash and the expenses and losses saved in not selling en credit. 1 The saving on these two items being a satis factory profit in a live business and accounts ' for some merchants saying we are selling goods at cost. NEW FALL GOODS. 5c lor heavy Ginghams, Shirtings, Calicoes, 1 Bleached anil Unbleached Muslins. 8c Best Bleached Muslins. B to 8c Tickings. i? to Hie New styles Dress Ginghams. 8 to 12c Colored Canton Flannels. 11 to 50c Shirt Flannels. 15 to 50c l'laln Red Flannels. 23 to 50c Red 1 willed Flannels. Sl.25 Fine Wool shirts. I 8c Heavy Wir>I l>ress Goods. l"c l>oui)le Widtli Cashmeres. 16c Solid, Fancy, Striped, aud Twilled Cash meres. 25c All Wool Tricots 28 In. wide. 3s*c Fancy Plaid Cloth for Dresses and Jack ? ets. I Fine medium and common qualities of j | Silks, Satins, Cashmeres, Henriettas. Serges, I'lalds, stripes, mourning and White Goods, Worsteds, Threads and silks for fancy work Ladies' and Misses' Coats, Wraps, Shoes, Hosiery, Umbrellas, Satchels, and noiions of every description. The largest stock and the lowest cash prices. BuYS CLOTHING, Hats, Shoes and Under wear. GENT'S CLOTHING, custom and ready made. Hats, Shoes and Furnishings of all descriptions, Bl'RT'8 SHOES and^Dl N LAP'S HATs. Every article people wear of the riner, medium and common qualities (except 1-a.lies llaisi every article has the lowest cash down price marked on it In plain figures, nothing less can buy them. Ul'DEG RAFFS, One Price Cash store. Hagerstown, Md. D. S. RENTCH, Justice of the Peace. Notary Public, and Agent for the Mutual Life In surance Co. of Sew York. Will give attention to all business con ' nected with the above office#. Beingabouded officer, will give special attention to collec tions of note* and accounts received, with or without process of Law. Charges moderate and prompt returns made. TS. FLEMING ^Notary Public. \1TILL take acknowledgments of Deeds VY Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Deposi lions. and attend to all business connected with the office. READY-MADE CLOTHING. I HAVE several hundred dollars' worth of Heady-Made Clothing on hand Am anx ious to close them out aud quit the business. Will sell them without regard to cost or pro fit. This is the opportunity for bargains. j.&MXLvnr. A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER [The following poem possesses a tender sen timent which was doubtless written by one who participated In the Shenandoah Valley campaign under the immortal Stonewall Jackson :] Far up the lonely mountain side My wandering footsteps led; The moss lay thick beneath my feet. The pine sighed overhead. The trace of a dismantled fort Lay in the forest nave. And In the shadow, near my patli, I saw a soldier's grave. The bramble wrestled with the weed Upon the lowly mound, The simple head-board, rudely writ. Had rotted to the ground; I raised it with a reverent hand, From dust its words to clear; But time had blotted all but these : "A Georgia volunteer." I saw the toad and scaly snake From tangled coverts start. And hide themselves among the weeds About the dead man's heart ; But undisturbed, In sleep profonud, Unheeded there he lay ing collin but the mountain soil His shroud, Con fed rate gray . I heard the Shenandoah roll Along tlie val? below, I saw the Alieghanys rise Towards the realms of snow; The "Valley campaign" rose to my mind? Its leader's name? and then I knew the steeper had been one Of Stonewall Jackson's men ! Yet whence he came, what lips shall say. What tougue will ever tell, What desolated hearths and hearts Have been because he fell? What sad-eyed maiden braids her hair ? Her hair which he held dear? One lock of which perchance lies with The Georgia Volunteer. What mother, with long watching eyes, And white lips cold and dumb. Waits with appalling patience for Her darling boy to come ? Her boy, whose mountain grave swells up But one of many a scar Cut on the face of our fair laud. By gory-handed war ? What tights he fought, what wounds he wore. Are all unknown to fame; Remember, on his lonely grave There is not e en a name ! That lie fought well, and bravely, too. And held his country dear. We know, or else he had not been "A Georgia Volunteer!" He sleeps? what need to (question now If he were wrong or right He knows ere this whose cause was just In God, the Father's sight ; He wields no warlike weapons now, Keturus no foeinan's thrust? Who. but a coward, would revile Alt honest soldier's dust? Uoll.hhenandoah. proudly roll Adown the rocky glen ; Above thee, lies the grave of one Of Stonewall Jackson's men ! Beneath the cedar and the pine. In solitude austere, Unknown, unnamed, forgotten lies. "A Georgia Volunteer !" WINNING A WIDOW. "Jothaiu!" quoth Mr. Wiggle ton to . his chief farm hand. "Well, what's wautinY' lazily in quired Jothaiu Hardcastle, with a half-masticated straw between his teeth, as he looked up from the bit of harness he was mending. "The Widow I'ahnleaf has taken the cottage at the foot of the lane." "Tell me something 1 didn't know afore, v said Jothain, with more free dom than reverence in his manner. "And if she sends up to borrow the rake or the hoe or the spade- " "Well, what then?" "Tell her she can't have 'em. Wo men are always borrowing. 1 knew Hobart Paltulefrf when he was alive : he was a chronic borrower. 1 don't want anything to do with the widow." "All right," observed Jotham phil osophically. and his master resumed the perusal of his newspaper once more. "Jothain," said Mr. Wiggleton about ten days afterward, as lie came in heated and out of breath from a walk. (Mr. Wiggleton wasn't as spry as he had been before his 45th birthday, and the Locust Hill was a pretty steep as cent.) "Well, what now?" "1 wonder if that was the Widow Palmleaf 1 saw gathering blackberries into a basket by the south wall of the cottage garden ?" "Kind o' slim and tall?" "Yes." "Blue eyes and hair as shiny as sat in ?"' "Yes." "Reckon Jikely it was." said Joth ain. "But," persisted the puzzled land owner, "she doesn't look at all like a widow."* "There's as much difference in wid ows as there is in other folks." dryly observed Jothain. ^ Mr. Wiggleton was silent for a mo ment or two. "Jotham?" he finally said. "Well?" "Has she sent to borrow anything?" "Sent yesterday forenoon? asked if we had a screw driver to lend? the hinge was couiin' loose on the garden gate." "And what did you tell her?" "Said my order wa- contrary wise to lendin* or borrowin'." ?"Jothaiu. you are a fool." "Tain't the first time you've said so, and tain't the first time vou've beep wrong," said Jothain. with a calmness of demeanor that was beautiful to be hold. "Hard words is considered in the wages, and I ain't the man to find fault. I only did as you told me. "Yes, but, Jothaiu, never mind ; the next time she sends let her have what ever she wants." "She said somethin* about wantin' a man to come and hoe them early potatoes. Be I to go?" "Ortainly ? of course. Neighbors should act like neighbors, especially in the country." And Mr. Wiggleton sighed and wished that he was not too corpulent and unused to labor to hoe the Widow Palmleaf s early potatoes himself. But he did the next best thing : he went over to look at the field after Jothain had hoed it. and gave the widow good advice concerning a cer | tain rocky, up-hill bit of sheep pasture , that belonged to the cottage. "I d lay that down in winter rye if I were you. ma'am," said Mr. Wiggle- ; ton. "I am so much obliged to you,'* said the widow sweetly. "Since poor, dear Ilobart was taken away I have no one to advise me on these subjects." And Mr. Wiggleton thought bow soft and pretty her blue eyes looked as she spoke. "Oh, pshaw !" said Jotham, leaning on the handle of his hoe, "winter rye ain't the sort o' crop for that spot. Spring wheat's the only thing to grow there.'' "Hold your tongue, Jotham," cried his employer, testily. "Yes. sir; 1 will," said Jotham, with a broad grin over Mr. Wiggleton's shining: bald head. "And about these hyacinth beds, ma'am," ;?aid the latter, recovering his equanimity; "I'll come over this evening if you will allow " "I shall be delighted," interrupted the widow with a stnile that showed a set of teeth as white and regular as pearls. "This evening, ma'am," repeated j Mr. Wiggleton, with a bow, "and we'll sketch out a diagram. Hyacinths have to be humored. Mrs. Palmleaf." "So I have always heard," >aid the widow. That evening after Mr. Wiggleton had returned from discussing the mo mentous question of sandy soil, bul bous roots and crescents and circles, he found Jotham on the front porch contendedly breathing the llower scented air. "A very pretty woman, that Mrs. Palmleaf, JJothaui," said the employer; not because there was any congeni ality of soul, but because he could have talked tothe gate post if Jotham hadn't happened to be there. "Well, nobody doubts that, as ever I heard on." said Jotham, with his elbows on his knees and his face com placently turned toward^ the full moon. "And she can't be over 30." "So I should a' said myself," as sented Jotham. "I'm glad she's taken the cottage on a long lease, Jotham," pursued Mr. Wiggleton. "1 like good neighbors." "Most folks does," observed Joth am. And he ^ot up flaking himself like a great Newfoundland dog and went into the house, Waving Mr. Wiggle ton to the companionship of his own cogitations. There are times in which solitude is said to be the best com pany. Perhaps this was one of those special occasions, in the estimation of Jotham Hardcastle. The summer went by; the great maple in front of the Wiggleton man sion began to glow as if its leaves had been dipped in blood and melted gold; the a^ers reared there purple torches along the ?ttone wall by the cottage under the hill, and any acute observer might have perceived.that Mrs. Palm leaf had laid down the rocky bit of up-hill ground in spring wheat in stead of winter rye. "Jotham," said Mr. Wiggleton to his farm hand one evening; it was the first time they had had a fire on the wide, old-fashioned hearth. "Well?" "I have concluded it isn't best for you to live here at the house any j longer.'' "What's going to happen?" said. Jothaui. "You ain't goin' to hire an other hand, be you?" "No; to be sure not. You suit Hie admirably, Jothaui, only"? and Mr. Wiggleton shot the words out with an .effort? "I ain thinking of getting married." "Oh!" "It's rather late in life, to be sure,'" said Mr. Wiggleton, conscious of look ing extremely sheepish, "but you | know, Jotham. it's never too late to do a good thing." "Certainly not." "You ought to get married, Joth am,'" added his employer, f- pea king in a rather rapid and embarrassing man ner. "Think so?" "Certainly. You might live in the little house beyond the peach orchard; it wouldn't take much to fit it nicely, now that paint and paper are so cheap." Jotham stared reflectively at the fire. "And your wife could take care of the cream and butter, and all that sort of thing, for us. It isn't likely Mrs. P.? ahem!? it isn't likely, I mean, that my wife will care for such things." "Humph r "I'd advise you to turn the thing all over in your mind, Jotham," said Mr. Wiggleton. "Yes, I will," .-aid Jotham, with a little cough. The nest morning Mr. Wiggleton attired himself in his best suit and went to the cottage. Mrs. Palm leaf received him in a charming wrapper, with ribbons to match. Mr. Wiggleton ^wasted no time in useless preliminary chitchat. "Mrs. Palmleaf. ma'am." he began a little nervously, "I have concluded to change my condition." "Indeed P said the widow, smiling like an open rose. "I atn so glad to hear it.*" "And I am here this morning to ask you to lie my wife," pursued our hero, boldly. "You are kind, sir," said Mrs. Palm leaf, blushing, and looking prettier than ever, "but I? I really couldn't. "And why not?" demanded Mr. W ig gleton. fairly taken aback by this un expected answer. "I am engaged." owned up the charming widow, playing with the f ribbons at her belt. "Might I dare ask? that is?" "Oh, certainly. It's Jotham Hard castle." Mr. Wiggleton stammered out a sen- j tence or two of congratulation anil took his leave. And when the "spring wheat ' rear ed its green ta.?sels on the hillside Jot ham married the pretty young widow, and Mr. Wiggleton i> single yet. He always felt as if he had been ill treated, but he never could tell ex- | aetly how. He Got a Meal. Anyhow. The retired millionaire was narrat- j ing to the grasping money-lender a tale of how he had that day found himself penniless in San Francisco and had debat.nl within his being how to beat a restaurant or work a free lunch counter without surrender dug one iota of his claim to the money grudging gentility and a dollar limit sort of refinement, >ays the San tran cisco Examiner. His experience was not particularly thrilling, for he had simply gone into a well-to-do >aloon and eaten his till ; at the bountiful lunch table, then he had walked out with none to say nay. But his experience called to the mind of his listener the merry way in which one of the boys of the dear old days I had filled his paunch without deplet- j ing the exchequer. "1 well remember the fellow, saul the money lender. * He had been an officer in the Confederate army, and turned up here after the war with the appetite of a gentleman and the reve nues of a tramp. He managed to keep upa shabby-genteel appearance, but had it not been for his lively wit he would frequently have to go to bed hungry. One evening his nostrils were charmed and his already sharp appetite given finer, edge by the sa vory odors from town restaurants. He hadn't a pistole in his i?ocket, but he had a'pistol. He stood at the door of the restaurant, irresolute. 1 hen he entered and ordeVed the best din. ner the house could afford, with wines of the rarest vintage. When he had finished his black coffee and laved his fingers he nonchalantly leaned back in his chair, drew his pistol, turned the barrel into his mouth and fired. He fell back, gasping. Of course the house was soon in an uproar. 1 he waiters and guests rushed to the *ul cide, took him from the room and had him conveyed to the receiving hospital as quickly as possible. < >nce well within the hospital he jumped up nimbly, spat out the bullet, waved the surgeons a pleasant good day, patted his well-filled paunch andsmil- j ingly bowed himself out. "How did he do it?" i "I'm blessed if 1 know. What a Woman Can Do! She can come to a conclusion with out the slightest trouble of reasoning on it, and no sane man can do that. Six of them can talk at once and get along first rate, and no two men can do that. She can safely stick fifty pint in her dress while he is getting one un der his thumb nail. She is cool as a cucumber in a half dozen ti^ht dresses and skirts, while a man will sweat and fume and growl in one loose shirt. She can talk as sweet as |M*achet | and cream to the woman she hates, while two men would be punching each other's head before they had ex- ^ changed ten words. I She can throw a stone with a curve that would 1m* a fortune to a basebal1 pitcher. j She can say o" in such a low voice that it meant "yes. She can sharpen a pencil if you give , her plenty of time and plenty of pen- , ells. She can dance all night in a pair of shoes two ? lzes too small for her and enjoy every minute of the time. She can appreciate a kiss from her husband seventy years after the mar riage ceremony is performed. She can tfo to church and after ward tell you what every woman in the congregation had on, and in some j rare instances can give some faiut i idea of what the text was. She can walk half the night with a colicky baby in her arms without once expressing the desire of murder, ing the infant. She can do more in a minute than a man can do in an hour and doit better. She can drive a man crary in twenty four hours and then bring hlm,to par adise in two seconds by simply ti?'k ling him under the chin, and there does not live that mortal son of Adam's misery who can do it. How It Feelt To Be Eaten. Sir Lyon Playfair recently related that he knew three men who escaped with their lives after b?*iii? partially ! devoured by wild beasts. The first was Livingstone, the Afri can traveler, who wan knocked on hi* back by a lion, which began to munch hi# arm. He averted that he felt no fear or ]>aiu, and that his only feeling was one of iutense curiosity a- to which part of hi* body the lion would 1 take next. The neit wa.? Kustem Pasha. A bear attacked hiui and tore off part of his arm and shoulder. He a lio said that he had neither a s*-nse of pain nor of fear, but that he felt ex cessively angry because the bear grunted with so much satisfaction in nunching him. The third case is that of Sir Edward Bradford, an Indian officer, now oc cupying a high position in the India Office. He wu seized in a solitary place by a tiger, which held him firm ly behind the shoulders with one paw and then deliberately devoured the whole of bis arm, beginning at the hand and endiug at the shoulder. He in very positive that he bad no Hernia tion of fear, and thinks that he felt a little pain when the fangs went through his hand, but is certain#that he felt none during the munching of [ his arm. Patrick Henry's Death. Iu art age when it was fashionable to avow sceptical sentiments, Patrick Henry was always ready to defend the Christian faith. A member of the Episcopal church, according to his latest biographer, Professor Tyler, he not infrequently received the com munion. On such occasiou his habit was to fust until he had been at the Lord's Table, and then to spend the day in retirement. One hour, close of the day, he spent in private prayer and med itation. aud during it no one was suffered to intrude upon his privacy. While he was Governor of Virginia he was so alarmed at the spread of in fidel sentiuients among the young men of the State that he printed, at his own expense, an edition of Soame Jenvu's "View of the Internal Evi dence of the Christian Religion," and an edition of Butler's Aualogy. When he met a young man of scepti cal tendencies, he would give hiui one of these books. iKmhtless the fact that the book was presented by the Governor of the State secured it an atteution from^the young Virgiuiau, which he might not have |>aid had it been distributed by a more humble colporteur. % Patrick Henry w rote out an elabor ate answer to Maine's "Age of Reason," but being impressed by the replies to Paine then appearing in Euglaud, he directed his wife, shortly before his death, to destroy the manuscript, which she did. In his last will, written by his ow n hand, he concluded thus: This la all the inheritance i c*n give to iuy dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed." On the Oth of June, 17W), his kindred being sent for, found him sitting in a large, old fasioned arm chair. He whs dying from incurable internal disease. His physician, l)r. (/able, was alnxit to administer a preparation of mer cury. Taking the vial In his hand, the dying man said, "I suppose, doc tor. this is your last resort." "I am sorry to say, Governor, that it is,' replied the doctor. "Acute in flammation of the Intestines has al ready taken place; and utiles* it is re moved. mortiflcat ion will ensue, if it has not iilready commenced, which I fear." \\ hat will be the effect of the uiedi? cine, doctor?" It will give you immediate relief, or " the doctor could not finish the sentence. "You mean, doctor," said the sick man, "that it will give relief, or prove fatal immediately." \ou can only live a short time without it, and it may relieve you." 'Excuse me, doctor, for a few moments," said Patrick Henry, draw ing over his eyes the silk cap he wore. Holding the vial, he prayed aloud for his family, his country aud for his soul. "Amen! said he, and swallow ed the medicine. I)r. Cabell, who greatly loved the <>ld patriot, had gone out upon the lawn, where, throwing himself under a tree, he wept bitterly. Mastering himself, he returned to the house, and found the patient calmly watch ing the |>]ood congealing under his linger nails. The orator fixed Ills eyes on Dr. Cable, with whom he had held many discussion* about the Christian religion. "Doctor," said he. with great tender ness, I wi?h you to observe how real and beneficial the religion of Christ is to a man about to die." He then breathed so gently for a few minutes that those around hiui knew not when he breathed out his spirit. A Chicago man used the telegraph the other day In an odd war. A visitor whom he hail met frequently in New York stepped Into his office. It was business as well as inclination to b* exceedingly cordial to the New Yorker but for the life of him he could not re call his visitor's name. In the midst of the conversation the Chicago man was reminded of a telegram he had forgotten to send. Pulling out a hlank he sent the following to bis New York house: "What's the name of Jenkins's headman? Can't recall it. He is here." They chatted along for half an hour, when the answer came. It read: "Himkina." "Ami now, Mr. Bimkins, it is about time for lunch," remarked the Chicago man. "We'll go over to the club. 1 want you to meet some friends of mine there."' A lightning rod agent *pent several bourn in endeavoring to perwuade Alfred Klliott of Malvrro to have rod* placed on hi* farui building*, but he wan un*ucces?ful. Two hour* after be had gone one of the building* wa* ?truck. Tbe agent heard the newt end returned, but tbe farmer wa* still immovable. "No, said he, "lightening never Htrike* twice in the same place." "Mr. McClintock," ahe shouted, "1 want you to take your feet off tbe parlor table*1 "Mr*. MeClintock," he itaid, in a filed, determined voice, "I allow only one person to talk to me tbat way." "And who I* thatr *he demanded. "You, my dear," be re plied softly, a* he removed tbe padal*. "Mr President, ^said tbe caller, "I do not want an offlee." "I ain rery glad to see you," replied Benjamin with a greatful pressure In hi* hand shake; "you are a curiosity." "No. Mr. President, not a curioelty. I am a Democrat." "Mamma," said Willie, "will Dea con Jenkit go to heaven when be dieaf* I think aa" "Well, 1 hope he won't" "Why, dear, do you have soeh naugh ty hopes?" "Because if he gets thare be will want to run the whole place."