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ESTABLISHED 1849. MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE II. T.. SNYDER, PUBLISHER. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1889. NEW VOL. 25? NO. 8. DANIEL B. LUCAS, attorney at law, Charlkstown W.Va. ... (i I. practice In aL: a* Courts of Jeffer \\ ?on and adjoining ountles. Sot. 1. MB ? GEORGE W. GRAHAM, heal estate agent, Hakpek's Ferry, W. Ya. ?,.v U attention given to Pensions. Boun S ?'t ?'? s against the United Htatea. and : . , " :u* Of W ester n Land., before the : '-m. ;.*nd office. f \viv. I l?St _ The Entler Hotel, SHEi'HERDSTOWN, W. VA., lias Been Re-opened , %i : management and with new fur ' sure throughout. Every etlurt for t tie comfort of guests will be made. , v TKI Proprietor. Sample Room on First Floor. At Miss Ellen's. ]?v, want a nice Fan, black or color, d. in i-w'r ot satin, call at MISS ELLEN 8. v .want a pair of the prettiest llllow ? ,- * stamped with the newest designs , M i to* ?. :iud cheaper than you e* n boy ? ;,:et aland have them stumped, go see ; ^ ELLEN'S, where you will also ? u rk uggheiu different kinds of nia ter'sls such as " Rope Silk." Linen Ftosa,"Of , -n: co.'KS. and Red. Black and Blue cot ? ''i?. in fast colors. Can be found at Ml.-- Kl.l.KX'S. ? r ; . - Beits, silk finish, and Cotton Belts, ? ts Hub er Drawers, in assorted sizes, ! .Wtaad at MISS ELLEN'S. _ those nice Black Silk Jersey suits, la ?"*i*:*. at MISS ELLEN s. V's Gauze Vests, >hort sleeves, long . . , ves and t.o sleeves, from 25 toNVts. can ^.uugntat MISS ELLEN'S. , v k-?dsOl Ladies' I udffwearanl Corsets for Ladles and Misses at the little store o' ELLEN* WU&SHANS. Birthday day cards at MISS ELLEN S. ^ j EmBilMHCD l*?i 1)IEHL & BRO.'S OLD RELIABLE CHARLESTON N MARBLE & GRANITE iWORKS. M.. . :a. turersof Monuments. Tombstones Stuu.es and ail klads of Marble and Granite ? ,r*in their line. All orders promptly tilled an - 1'. ^faction guaranteed. DIEHL <St BRO., ept. V^i-ly CharlestowB. W. Va A BAD PLAN. AN ASKING PRICE. A TAKING PRICE. i . .11 of store keepers having an asking ; II '? . u taking price for goods, charging , : ? than another an?l not reiusinga . , ... oiler is a bad plan for buyeis. i r-M-. K.-epei alone knows thejgwesi which lie < au sell nib uoous. Buyers iiever get them lor less and ot ten pay more, i .as l .hi is justified on the ground that ? ia- p- p.e won t buy unless they getsoine : :iu ki.oek. d otf oi thrown in. ?Dd*?tu? ... ?ii, v ouy where they can get creuit. Hunif utver pay and that must L*? uiHue uj? >> charging more to tb<?e who do pay. "ur one price cash plan a?siua allsoili inrtl.ods marks in ptain iiuutvs the lowest every aitieleofiered and noUi- i :i 4Us? can buy it. On every article the I u> ? r nets the advantage ot the discounts *e i in buvtng lor casii and Hie expenses . . ... - saved in not selling m credit. I ii>' mi line on tiies.* two items being a satis i. tor\ p.ofit in a live business ana accounts f"r soli..' iuerchMKts saytug we are selling ? ? .. Hi lOSt . NEW FALL GOODS. : r heavy Ginghams, Shirtings, Calicoes, l',;eaehed and I'nbleached Muslms. v l'.est Bleached Muslins. >. :? > 1 ;.'k;ngs. > :o . v N. w stylesj l>re>s Ginghams. ? ? . .. i 'olored ' 'anion Flannels. 11 to .'ie .Shirt Flannels. . : . Plant Red Flannels. t< > .h i;, i twilled Flannels. ti.it line Wool shirts. 11. > W ool Dress Goods. i i uTiie width caskiusnii ... ... . - ...i, i aticy .striped, and i willed Cash Ult .'S, '?c All WfK.l Tricots in. wide. t incj Plaid Cloth lor Dresses and JacK e;* 1 i.ite medium and common <iuallties ot Silks, >.it ;ns, i 'ash meres. Henriettas, 8erges. p. - st rip< s, mourning aiul W hite V\ I - 1 . ... i meads and silks for lancy uoik, Ladies' and Misses' Coats, W 1 >noes. Hosiery, I Iiit.relias, .^atehels. s:i i l.'.'.ions oi every description. 1 ? ..irtest Stock and the lowest cash | ' : >^ > CLOTHING, flats. Shoes and I nder ?,V.N 1 - ( l.i)TlUN<i, custom and ready n. .??!??. ii.its, -hoes and Furnishings of all ? .lis. Ill 111 SsHOhSaiidil't M.Al S I I , - K\ eiy article people wear ot the i, ut'iiium and eumuiou qualities ^except 1., . 11.!. . very article lias the lowest j i i- ii'>wn ptiee uiarkeil ou it in plalu tlgures, 1. >U. . K . ?s call buy tiieHl. I FUEORAFl-s, One I'l ice Cash Mttre, Hagerstowu, Md. : COME AND SEE THE NEW FIRM, STR1DER & ENGLE, U VILLA, W. VA., Ami learn of the bargains anil low price* they are giving, to each anil nil of their customers. \\?-have I'Ut one prices for all, ami that iow ihat ail are pleased. 1'.' 'iuestion of making one's busiudH a * ?' ? ?> i* oiteii discussed ny the lending nien ' ur iaud: Fir?t, ?te claim II yuu utiruU to > 'i?r business properly 11 will attend to you; *11 m ..ml, that this is just what We claim una consequently know we can please f .l. < >u i goods are Inflight at lowest CASei l>' Kts, and we can altord and ilo sell as cUea p ?'"> any reliable merchant and cheaper than '"any <>| t i,e so-called quack merciiants who "?'t rtisetheir goods iar below what they l*?) lor tiie ui. Our stock is complete in all ?'* ran. ijfs. Viz., Dry Uoods, Notions, Hoots, ^Uot-s, liais. Caps, groceries, Drugs, etc. And indeed ever> ming usuully kept lu a tirst niiM,,0uutry store, you will tlnd at L'villa, itie Headquarters lor bargains. uurulmis j? I K iiMr .uid (jive satisfaction, tiiis we prove '?> -le. alining our trade is good enough tor *">? one, aud still we waul and will nave '"ofe. We mean business, and as friends to "it rarnier and Workiugafan we extend a "f'lial Invitation to Rail and examine our 'ock before buying, aud theu do uot buy "musat all it you can resist the great j-nipiation of low prices. Thanking our 'Y"ls H"d tl?e public tor past patronage, "U uieritiug a continuance ol the same lu * iuture, we are yours, lor business. bi'KlDEK A EMiLJi, l'villa. W. Va. I). S. 11ENTCII, Jd?tice of the Peace, Notary Public, a"d Agent for the Mutual Life In surance Co. of New York. Klve attention to all business con om,. ' W1'h the above offices. Heiuga bonded tloiw Klve special attention to collec *iih< ... uoti-8 " nd accou nts received, with or ?udi,,?rwesswt Law. Charges numerate ua Pr<>mpt returns made. New Goods!! -AT S. P. HUMRICKHOUSE & SON'! No Shelf-worn or Old Stylo Goods. Having sold ALL of our old stock o( Cloth ing. we now oiler to our friends and the pub lic generally an Entirely New, Fresh and Stylish stock of Men's, Boys* and Children's Readymade Clothing, -ALSO THE? NEWEST, NICEST AND LARGEST ?STOCK OF Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, In town. And a nice line of PIECE GOODS, which we sell by the yard or make to order. Satisfaction guaranteed. Come and see us. Thankful tor past favors, we hope by strict attention to busiuess to merit a continuance. Respectfully, S. 1*. HUMRICKHOUSE & SON. Mereh. Tailors, Clothiers and Furnishers. I t's a Mistake OF YOURS j If you (ail to examine our immense NEW FALL ami WINTER LINE ?0? ? CHEVIOTS. WORSTEDS, CASS1MERS, WIDE WALES, DIAG( >NALS, PLAIN AND FANCY Sl'lTINGS, FANCY N ESTINGS, OVERCOATINGS AND pantaloomngs, and by far the largest assortment in ilagerfr town. Our good* are unexcelled, as we show a!) the lat?-st styles in our immense new slock for Kail and Winter Wear, and we are prepared to luroi&h them at tlie lowest prices with tit. tinish and fashion. Gents' Furnishings. We show a large line of Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves. Siihj'eiuleis. Huniikerchiels, Col lars and Cutis, and a complete Hue or Neckwear. Call and see what a complete stock of gt*>ds we have. Learn the LOW PRICES at which we sell them, and 1 am confident you will be pleased. JOHN D. SWARTZ, Merchant Tailor and Gents' Outfitter No. 24 W. Washington St , Hagerstown, Md Mrs. M. L. Herrington. FASHIONABLE Millinery, % Dress Goods, j Fancy Goods, * Notions. I have j ust returned from the city with a full line of Fall and Winter Goods. Ladies', (.lent*' and Chil dren's Merino Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, etc. I have attended the most fash ionable openings, and am prepared to execute Millinery in the latest modesj Call and examine goods. At Hodges'.! CHOICEST GROCERIES, DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, ALL KINDS HARDWARE, BOOTS AND SHOES, QUE ENS WARE AND GLASSWARE, At lowest prices for Cash or Country Produce. G. T. HODGES. WANTED: Everybody to know I have received my Spring Stock of WALL PAPER. ; LATEST STYLES. FIRST-CLASS, RICH AND ELEGANT. Good paper at 8c per piece of 8 yards. Better still at 10c " " 44 44 44 Gold Paper 12 1-2. 15, 16, 18, 22, 25 and 30c per piece of 8 yards. I Send for or call and examine them. *#- Estimates for painting solicited. T. H. MILLER. | Mendenall Nurseries! KEARNEYS VI LLE, W. VA. KA AAA FIRST CLA8S APPLE TREES I Ol". v"vf vf now ready for Fall and Spring ! planting. Send In your orders. These trees MUST BE SOLD, hence you will Undprloee lower than anywhere else in the Lnlted States. i>. \V. BORDER, Proprietor. Sept. 6, 18S>? 8m BRUSHES.? Just received a supply of Paint Brushes and Dusters, Whitewash Brushes, I scrubbing Brushes, Kalsomine Brushes, shoe I Brushes, all very cheap, at I (McMURRAN'S DRUG STORE J M. B. BAKER Desires to announce to bis customers and tbe public generally that be has now on hand a complete stock of Fall and Winter Goods. He desires to call particular attention to his leading specialty? Stylish New Dress Goods in great variety, such as Henriettas In all tbe uew shades, with handsome Plushes for trimming the same; Broadcloths and Flan nels in the popular fall shades, with ribbons to match ; Ginghams and Calicoes in all the latest patterns. Complete line of Trimmings of all kinds. Red and white Flsnnels, Canton, single and double face. Full line of Underwear for men, women and children. In the Dry Goods De partment may be found a full stock of NO TIONS. We mention particularly the Gilt Edge Corset, something cheap bnt very good, and a i>eautiful lot of Gentlemen's Ties. SHOES. Have Just received a splendid stock of ladies' fall and winter Shoes latest styles and at all prices. We make a speciality of the finer quality of ladies' shoes, such as The Hand-made Dongola Kid. A complete line of Children's Shoes. We es pecially call your attention to a very hand some Dongola shoe for children, sizes from t> to 2. In men's fine and coarse Hoots our stock is already large, but we are constantly adding to it. A particularly tine line of men's tine Shoes, as well as the cheaper grades. Gum Boots and Shoes are also In stock ready for the fall season. HATS It Is conceded that our line of Men's and Boys' Hats is the most excellent In this j county, silk llats, the new (all styles in StitI Hats, Slouches In various popular shades, Knockabouts, Caps, etc. In Groceries we are always careful to select tbe best, aud our stock is always varied and fresh. Also a large stock of Tobacco and , Cigars. For the next few days you will find some | tine bargains 011 our Bargain Counter. Ask to see them. NOW FOR BUSINESS. T 11 E FALL CAMPAIGN Has commenced in earnest, with bar. gains everywhere throughout the store. All goods will be sold at bot tom prices. Expect to find immense bargains in Queensware, Lamps, Chi na, Glass, Crockery, Dinner and Tea Sets, Chamber Sets. Expect to find a complete stock of Boots and Shoes, Rubber Boots and Shoes, Overalls, Pants, Suspenders, Ladies' and Gents' Hose. Handkerchiefs, Oilcloths. Ex pect to find bargains in Hardware, Woodenware, Baskets, Axes, Corn Knives, Tar Rope. Also, headquarters for Groceries, Provisions, Tobacco, Cigars, Flour, Canned Goods, etc. Come with your CASH or TRADE and purchase the goods offered by W. P. LICKLIDER. SPECIAL NOTICE. New Stock of Goods.! LADIES', GENTS' AN1> CHILDREN'S j SHOES and RUBBERS, Confectioneries, Notions, Groceries, Cigars an<l Tobacco, FURNITURE -AND SEWING MACHINES. I MAKE ALL KIN 1?S OF Boots and Shoes to Order. Mr. John W. Harp, whole workmanship is well known, is still with 1110. We put on the lull tons with Patent Fasteners free of clian;.-. Repairing neatly and promptly done. Goods not In stock will be furnished on short n<?- I tiee. I will sell any of these goodsat the very lowest prices. Call and see tor yourself. J. 8. FLEMING. NEW OPENING IN CHARLESTOWN. People's Bargain Store, j NEXTJDOOR 10 WATSON HOUSE. .... , We have just opened a full line of Dry Goods, Notions, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings, &c. Our stock Is very large, and we keep nothing but the best of goods, at prices such as never were known In Jetrerson county. We keep tine Flushes of all colors, Henriet tas, Ladles' Cloths, Cashmeres of all kinds. Ac, Ribbons, all colors and good quality. l,arge assortment of Ginghatus, Flannels, Muslins. Shirtings and Calicoes. Fine line of Shawls, Skirts, Corsets, Gloves. Hosiery ami Linen Goods, such as Table Cloths, Nap kins and Towels. Good Blankets cheap. Best > Table and Shelving Oil Cloth, aud a thousand other articles too numerous to mention. We : keep a full line of Men's aud Boys' Pants. It will pay you to visll our store aud examine the goods and prices. M. PALMBAUM A BRO. CARPETS. The largest and finest stock of Body, Tapestry and Velvet Brussels, Mo quets, Ingrain and good Home made Carpets this >ide of Phil adelphia can be seen at .A. YINGLI]SrG'S CARPET STORE, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. His prices are on an average often percent . less than city houses. lie will make it to the interest of the Housekeepers of Jefferson and Berkeley counties to call and see his stock when in want of Carpeting. He takes grea pleasure in showing goods and making every one feel at home at hlB place of business. IMNE TOILET SOAPS ? Just received a sup ply of highly-perfumed Toilet Soaps, con sistfngof Colgate's Mignonette, Violet. Savon au Muse, Jockey Club and Cashmere Bouquet; Pear's M per centum Glycerine; Fel's highly perfumed Glycerine; Palmer's pure Cocoanut oilsoap; White Glycerine? No. 4711; Cuticu ra; Packer's Tar Soap; Glenn's SulphurSoap; Pine Tar Soap; Calvert's Carbolic Soap; Om nibus. Brown Bath; White Castile; Mottled Castile; Shaving Soa ps. Bargains lu Soaps. Call at McMCKRAN'S DRUG STORE. ?-lS-?-?t Catarrh Is a constitutional and not a local disease, and therefore It cannot be cured by local ap plications. It requires a constitutional rem- I edy like Hood's Sarsaparilla, which, working through the blood, eradicates the impurity which causes anil promotes the disease, and Catarrh effects a permanent cure. Thousands of people testify to the success of Hood's Sarsa. parilla as a remedy for catarrh when other preparations had failed. Hood's Sarsaparilla also builds up the whole system, and makes you feel renewed in health and strength. Catarrh " I used Hood's Sarsaparilla for catarrh, and received great relief and benefit from it. The catarrh was very disagreeable, especially in the winter, causing constant discharge from my nose, ringing noises in my ears, and pain1 In the back of my head. The effect to clea Catarrh ! my head in the morning by hawking and sp^ ting was i ainful. Hood's Sursaparilla gave me relief immediately, while In time I was entirely cured. I am never without Hood's Sarsaparilla in my house as 1 think it is worth Its weight in gold." Mrs. G. B. Gibb, 1029 Eighth Street, X. W., Washington, I). C. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists. ?l;?lxforf5. Prepared only ?>y C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries. Lowell, Mail 100 Doses One Dollar Jacob Winterinover ! * THE Boss Clothing Man, Is now opening bis Fall and Winter Good*, And Is ready lor tin* Kail and Winter trade, with tin immense new line of .Men's. Youths', Hoys' and Children's CLOTHING AND Gents' Furnishing Goods. And we wisli It understood that my Fall and Winter Opening will not and cannot be surpassed. You will rind ihut in buy lug these goods you will save money, as my stock i Is large, th'e goods are new and the prices are ' low. I will sell you honest goods at honest prices, and warrant them to be as represented. , 1 have a larne assortment of BUSINESS gl'ITS and suits lor every dav wear, and can offer you better bargains than you can get elsewhere. My line of DRESS GOODS are made In the : best" style of the tailor's irt, and are bound ; to give satisfaction in the wear as weil as ease to the wearer. All we ask of you is to come and see these suits before you spend a j cent with the risk of being dissatisfied, for 1 ! am ottering these goods at prices that will speak for themselves, when compared with the superior grades. My line of Boys' and Children's Clothing Is one of the best that has ever been brought to this town, and in this line 1 aim to give as . much as 1 can for as little as possible, for 1 wisli to satisfy all. My line of Gent's Furnishing Goods have been bought frotn the best manufacto rics.and 1 have selected them with gnat care. Neckwear, shirts, Collars and Cuffs, Hosiery, Underwear and the many articles of Mens' wear usually kept in a llrst class store und all of these goods, as well as my Heady Made Clothing, will be sold as low as first-class goods cau oe sold anywhere. For the past 1 return my many thanks to all my iriendsand customers, ana hope by strict at tention to business and klnu treatment In the future to merit a continuance of Hie same. lte me ruber tiie Boss Clothing Man. Near the College square. JACOB WIMEKMOYEK. | Grove Bros., HAGERSTOWX. We take pleasure in informing you that our new line of Fall and Winter Woolens have arrived. Every piece is new and selected with the utmost care, to suit our rap- ! idly increasing trade. The services of Mr. Robert Ellis, i for twelve years with Hartnmn, Bash & Co., of Baltimore, have been se- i cured, and we are prepared to get up ! as good work as the tine city tailors for one-third less money. Dress Suits are specialties with us. J We do not hesitate to pronounce i our Fall Exhibit the most graceful j and elegant ever placed before the people of Hagerstown. Our line of novelties is exceedingly tempting. The Neckwear Department is full. All the new colorings and shapes al ways on hand just as they come out. Resp'y, &e., GROVE BROS., Tailors and Furnishers, llagerstown, Md. Orders by mail solicited. GRAND FALL AND WINTER OPENING AT THE BALTIMORE CLOTH I EG HOUSE, At Harper's Ferry, Sept. 14, 1SS9. W'e have just received the largest stock, con sistiu g uf CLOTHING for Men, Boys and Cbtldren that ever was shown In Una town or county. Prices tosuit everybody? j es. we st-11 cheaper than any body will or can. W'e also liave u large slock of Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes and Hats.' Also a Fine Line of Ladies' bhoes. Overcoats, Overcoats! For old and young, small and large, and prl ces to suit the times. UiVe me a call and be convinced, belore you purchase anywhere else, as we can save ) ou money. Yourtu Truly, J. H. MYERS. COAL! COAL! COAL! HAVE reduced prices on all grades of Coal and I have been especially careful in purchaalngonly the very best quality, entire ly free from slate. Don't Jail to examine my stock aud prices before purchasing. U.T.HODGES. READY-MADE CLOTHING. I HAVE several hundred dollars' worth of Keady-Made Clothing on hand Am anx ious to close them out and quit the business. Will sell them without regard to cost or pro fit. This is the opportunltv for bargains. J. 8. MELV1JC. TANGLE FOOT.? A sticky fly paper that attracts, catches and holds the hies, at Mt MURRAY'S DRUO STORE. THE FLIGHT OF TIME. | Like strangers on a foreign shore. We sit and count oar moments o'er. But little dream the rapid flight That changes day and brings us night. The prattler on Its mother's knee. With heart of love and childish glee. Sits chattering all its lime away In merriment and mirthful play. The youth that sports upon the green. When spring time dons its beauteous sheen, Forgets the moments as they fly. Till manhood s cares eclipse his eye. And manhood, with a thousand cares, Perceives It not. and unawares The silvered lock and furrowed brew Of mellow years encircle now. E'en age, with wintry chill and hoar, Sees but a phantom passing o'er; Unmindful of his fleeting breath He sits engulfed in sober death. Thus time proceeds in rapid haste, And we improve its gold or waste The fleeting hour in slumbrous state Till hope is fled, amend too late. Old Sol a Coal Bank. An exquisitely humorous scientific disquisition was delivered by the famous colored orator, Mr. C. A. Johnson, recently in the Warren M. E. Chapel, Fulton street, Pittsburg. Mr. Johnson is a well-known colored editor of the British Lion, of Hamil ton, Out., and the American Eayle , of New York. After a few introductory words from Messrs. Smith, Watson and Adams, the lecturer arose and intro duced himself to his audience. Mr. Johnson is a benevolent looking gen tleman for an editor, and speaks with great force and emphasis. He said: "I am sorry Editor Smith must leave us so early. He would have profited by my lecture- as all my pronounce ments are read from one end of the country to another. 1 live in Hamil ton. Ontario, and am the only colored journalist in Canada: publishing my papers for the unity and benefit of my fellow Afro-Americans. And now a word about my race. 1 think there's a great deal too much psalm singing and praying among the col ored people. They waste their time in making preparations for heaven, while they ought to know that ail the arrangements for getting them there were made long ago. White men are building cities and founding great families, while the colored men are adding an extra polish to their already over-sanctified souls."' The lecturer here compared the Northern with the Southern Afro Americaus, greatly to the advantage of the latter. In the South colored men were bankers, politicians and lawyers. In the North they were menials. The ministers were largely responsible for this. They should preach how to get on in the world, and let men go to heaven in their own way. He then touched on what lie called "negro aristocracy," claim ing that there were gradations in the colored races just as there were in the white races. He was proud to belong to the "negro aristocracy," and de spised all vulgar colored people. Finally he came to the lecture of the night, the subject of which was, "Sun Spots." Mr. Johnson said: "I've uiet.hu n dreds of ^reat scientists, but none of them could account for the great spots we see on the sun's surface. Where these failed, 1 purpose to suc ceed. 1 believe that scientists don't understand what the suu is composed of, and that is the cause of their fail ure. Now 1 am here to explain the sun's composition, and if you don't understand me it is not my fault. 1 have contracted to bupply you with jdeas, but my contract didn't include brains. "The Mm is matin of coal? anthra- 1 cite coal, which gives out no percep tible suioke. This coal is being slowly burned; and in about 25 years and 6 months the great tire which rages up there, shall have reduced the sun to ashes. It shall float in space, a char red and blackened cinder. "Now as to the sun spots. The great scientists are thoroughly con fused over the sun spots, but 1 have come to their rescue. These spots are simply va.->t holes in the outer envelope of the sun's disk. The aver age width of the .-pots is about 13,000 miles, so you may imagine what big holes they are. As to their origin, it is simple. They are caused by Hy ing meteors and meteoric matter, which, drawn forward by the occult attraction of the sun, plunge into the outer crust of the mighty planet, and make great wounds in its. ?ides. These spots, or cavities, are filled by vapors which keeps the flames of the sun at a distance. The solar atmosphere hides the real majesty of the light of the universe. In six years hence, the atmosphere w ill be destroyed, and we shall then see that the sun is quite blue. "In about 12 years ten other suns shall alto appear, so that we won't miss our old sun when it is burned out. The sun spots were first noticed by Galileo in 1608. Thistialileo couldn't hold a candle to our modern scientists. Yet I never met or heard of a modern scientist who could explain where thunder comes from, or where the winds are stored up when not actively engaged. Here I would wish to de stroy forever a popular fallacy. It is not the lightning which kills? it is the thunder! You should be afraid of the thunder, not of the lightning. Op. position great men may contradict this, but that doesn't take away from its truth. There are several things 1 know that the world doesn't know. For instance, 1 know that the world will be destroyed? totally and with out appeal? in 31 years from to-night" Here there was a great sensation among the audience. Broadai shook his haughty head and declared he didn't care if the world did go, he wouldn't be here in 30 years. Mr. Johnson then continued: '*1 don't want to frighten anybody, but my duty compels me to give you tiuiely warning. ''In 31 years the whole structure must be done away with. The elec tricity in the earth will come into col lision with the earth's internal fires and the result will be explosion and total annihilation. There's no get ting out of a fact, and that's a fact. "I would like to talk to you about the popular theory that the earth is round or oval. I have very strong doubts on that subject, but I have no time to ventilate the subject. Be side, I don't want to confuse you, you are quite confused enough already. In fact, I very uuuch doubt if you'll sleep much after what I've told you. To-morrow night I'll tell the Allegheny people, in (ireen Street Baptist Church, how the wind is made up, and where it hides when not working. If there's any other man.in the States who can tell that I defy liim to step forward. ' In conclusion, let me entreat you to get your affairs in order before the great blowing up of the world occurs. Insure your lives, live better lives. The end is ut hand. It is coming: there's not the smallest doubt on that head. That settles the matter." Here the lecture was pronounced at a conclusion, and hearty applause rewarded Mr. C. A. Johnson'seloquent efforts. Industries of the States. Alabama ranks fourth in cotton. Arizona ranks second in silver. California ranks first in barley, grape culture, sheep, gold and quick silver. Colorado ranks first in silver. Connecticut ranks first in clocks. Delaware is way up in peaches. Dakota is the finest wheat-grow ing state. Florida ranks third in sugar and molasses. Georgia ranks second in rice and sweet potatoes. Indiana ranks second in wheat. Illinois ranks first in oats, meat packing, lumber traflic, malt and dis tilled liquors and miles of railway. Iowa ranks lirst in average intelli gence of population, first in produc- , tion of corn and first in number of swine. Idaho ranks sixth in gold and silver. Kansas ranks fifth iu cattle, corn and rye. Kentucky ranks first in tobacco . and has a world-wide reputation for throughbred horses and cattle. Louisiana ranks lirst in sugar and molasses. Maine ranks first iu ship building, elate and granite quarries, lumbering and fishing. Maryland ranks fourth in coal. Massachusetts ranks first in cotton, woolen and worsted goods and in cod and mackerel fisheries. Michigan ranks first in copper, lum ber and salt. Minnesota ranks fourth in wheat and barley. Mississippi ranks second in cotton. Missouri ranks first in mules. Monfana rauks fifth in silver and gold. , I New Mexico's grazing facilities can't be beat, Nebraska has abundant crops of rye, buckwheat, barley, fiax and hemp. Nevada ranks second in gold. New Hampshire rauks third in the manufacture of cotton goods. New Jersey ranks first in fertiliz ing marl, zinc and silk goods. New York ranks first in value of manufactures, soap, printing ?nd publishing, hops, hay, potatoes, buck- < wheat and milch cows. North Carolina rauks first in tar and turpentine. Ohio ranks first in agricultural im plements and wool. Oregon takes the palm iu cattle raising. Pennsylvania ranksfirst in rye, iron and steel, petroleum aud coal. Khode Island, in proportion to size, outranks all other states in value of manufactures. South Carolina rauks second in phosphates. Tennessee ranks second in peanuts, i Texaa ranks first in cattle and cotton. Utah ranks third in silver. Vermont ranks fourth in copper. Virginia ranks first in peanuts. West Virginia ranks fifth iu coal | and salt. Wisconsin ranks second in hops. What a Pretty Woman it Tired cf. I am tired of the woman who cul- j tivates her brain at the expense of her heart. Tired of men who don't take care # I of woiii'.n. Of c' jthes made by a machine that rip when j ou pull the (string. Of men who climb over you be- I tween thcaets, tearyour gown, make you cross, and knock over the bonnet of the 'woman in front of you. Of children who are dressed in Bilk and lace rather than in flannel, and who wear more jewelry than they do good manners. Of mothers who think children a nuisance. Of hearing Providence blamed for one's own mistake. Of the continued .claim that women are not paid as well as men when they do as good work. Of sewing on shoe but tons and sharp ening lead pencils. I am tired of almost everything ex cept the American girl, good-looking men, chocolate, hot bread for break fast. broad-nibbed quills, and a big sheet of paper to write on, fox ter ries and babies. Given a nice, sweet, plainly-dressed baby, from the canni bal to an angel in heaven, there is a keen appreciation of it. It has all the virtues of sweets and fox terriers, and its possibilities are greater. And yet j so wicked is this world that, shame > upon it, the babies can be bought | cheaper thanthe dogsorthe bonbons. Hew Eider Down it Obtained. The wonderful soft and warm sub- , stance which we call eider down is produced by the eider duck, an inhab itant of the Arctic Ocean. It is proper to call these birds inhabitant* of the ocean, for they pas ? the greater part of their lives far out at sea, only com ing to land for a little while in spring for the purjH?se of laying and hatch ing their eggs. They are very awkward on land, but are wonderful swimmers and di vers. descending twelve fathom? be low the surface of the water and re maining submerged a> long as ti\e minutes at a time. Their food con sists princij?allv of mollusks, which they pick up from the bed of the sea. Their favorite laying places are cer tain small low islands off the coaat of Norway, which are called eider homes." The birds visit these islands in pairs, which present a striking con trast in appearance, the drakes being brilliantly colored in black, white and green; while the females are of a dull reddish brown, matching the color of the scanty vegetation so i?er feetlv that even a practiced hunter can hardly discover them when they crouch down among the reeds. On coming ashore the duck pro ceeds very deliberately to choose a place for a nest, while the drake fol lows and occaaionallx gives waru- j ing of real or fancied danger. 1 he duck is very hard to suit and it is not an unusual thing for her, after exam- , iuing all likely spots out of doors, to march boldly into a house and coolly select what she considers a suitable place for her neat, such as the oven if it happens to be uuused at the time* The human inmates of the house wel come her gladly, supply her with fov*l and cheerfully submit to any ?>mali inconvenieuce like the temporary loss of their oven, for they know that their guest will pay a good price for her board and lodging. When the duck has selected a place she gathers grass and sticks and builds her nest. Then she plucks the soft down from : her breast ami makes a wonderful mat, which not only covers the bot tom of the nest, but rises so far above the edge that it can be folded over the eggs when the duck leaves the nest in search of food. When the six or eight eggs are laid | they are seized, together with the , valuable eider down mat, by the peo pie of the house, and the duck goes ? off in sorrow to her mate, who awaits her on the shore, as his courage never rises to such a pitch as to lead him into the house. The duck somewhat wiser than be fore, proceeds to build another nest out of doors, and as her own down feathers are exhausted, she calmly plucks the drake's breast as bare as her own. After this outrageous treat ment he goes off in disgust and re joins his companions at sea. This time the duck is allowed to hatch her brood without human .interference. Hut whenever she leaves the nest two or three eggs are liable to be stolen by some other duck who has a nest near by. The marauder carefully folds the down coverlid over the rob bed nest again and carries the stolen eggs to her own nest. In this way the eggs are changed about so that a duck mav finally hatch out a brood containing not a single one of her own offspring. As soon as the duck lings are all hatched out the mother, or foster mother, if undisturbed en deavors to lead her flock to the shore This march to the sea is to the ducklings what teething is to human infants, the most "trying time of their lives, for they ar? exposed to the attacks of birds of prey and other euemies. Usually the islanders inter fere Jagain at this point, but now their interference .benefits the ducks an well as themselves. They gather the down and carry the ducklings iu baskets to the shore, the old ducks following them very contentedly. When the shore is reached the bas kets are emptied into the water. The j old duck plunge iu and afur a good deal of commotiou swiui out to s?a, each followed by a fiock of ducklings some of which she has hever seeu be for*. The duck does not mImmvm make her tirwt nest in a houpe, of coarae, and if the first nect is not disturbed she will simply hatch her brood and put to *ea with theiu, and the drake will not 1 be robbed of his feathers. Hut the | islanders are very watchful and the first nest rarely ei?capes, no matter where it is bulit. (Sometimes the duck's down is suffi cient to supply the second neot, and iu this c*?? the drake remains with his family. This nest is then robbed also, and the poor duck is forced to begin a third, with the help of the drake's down feathers. The rule among the eider-down hunters is to rob every nest until thedrake'n feath ers, which differ in color from those of his mate, appear among the down. When this occurs it is known tliat the pair will build no more that year, and so the eggs are allowed to hatch in order to preserve the species. A single nest will f urnish at least an ounce of down, which is worth on the spot about twenty-five cents of our money. As the birds visit the island iu vast numbers, the collection and hale of the down mats is an im portant source of income to the in habitants. Woman (to tramp). "You seem to have a good appetite/' Tramp. "Yes, madam, that is all 1 have, left in the world which I can rightly call toy i own.'1 Proud Mother? "OJ?, John, the baby can walk." Cruel Father? "Good. He can walk . the floor with himself at night then." And Indiana woman lost her speech for a month, and the rest of the family I gained fifteen pounds each. A Scotch CourHNip. A shy young man in Scotland for fourteen years wooed the lassie of his heart. One night Jamie, for that wa> the young man's naiue, called to see Jennie, and there was a terrible look about his eyes? just as there i* souietiiuesjwhen they hare made up their minds to pop the query. And Jamie came in and sat down by the fire as he had done every Tuesday hi id Friday uight for fourteen years and he talked of the weather, the cat tle and the crops, and the stock market. Finally Jamie said: "I've known you for a long time." "Yes Jamie," said she. "And? Fvo thought I'd i^ways like to know you? Jennie." "Y? e s, Jamie." "So -that? when " "Yes? Yes." "We're dead we can lay our bones together." The giilv had gone and bought a lot iu a graveyard, but the 19th cen. tury girl was not discouraged. She knew her man well after fourteen years she ought to? and so she said gently: "Jamie." "Yes, Jennie." "Dou't you think 'twould be better to lay our bones together while we're yet alive?" Information About Yourself. The average number of teeth is The weight of the circulating blood is 38 pouuds. The average weight of nn adult is 150 pounds and 6 ounces. The brain of a uiau exceeds twice that of any other animal. A man breathes al?out 20 times a minute aud 1300 times in an hour. A man breathes about 18 pints of air in a minute, or upward of ? hogs head a day. The average weight of the brail! of a man is 'Sty pounds, of a woman 2 pounds and U ounces. Five huudred and forty |H>und*. or 1 hogsht-ud and 1$ pints of blood, pa?s through the heart iu oue hour. The average height of an Kngfish man is 5 feet 9 inches; of a French man 5 feet 4 inches; of a Belgian 5 feet 9} Indies. The heart sends nearly 10 |?ouiid? of blood through the veins and arte rien mch l>eat, and make* four l??als while w<? breathe once. One hundred and seventy-live mil lion cells are in the lungs, which would cover a surface of thirty time* greater than the human body. The average of the pulse In infancy is 130 per minute; iu manhood 80; at 00 years, 60. The pulse of females In more frequeut than that of male*. The flag which is to fl??at over the two houses of Congress at *tB meeting next month will have forty-two Mar*, representative of thf State* of til* Union a* It will then eot?*l*t. Al though tin? I?w does not require this to be done l>efore the first day of Jul> some of thf authorities are wtlelpit iug thif requirement and ere lia\ lug the tlati* alter.*! to conform to the new order of tilings. And only to think that a little mure than a hun dred year* ago there were thirteen State* and a few million people and now there are forty two States and more than siitjr-ftve million people! Surely the world doe* move, and while then we were among the weak e*t nation* of the world today we are the most |n?werful and almo*t the wealthiest. Thl* I* the season of the yrar to or ganize thoee u*eful institutions known a* lyceuiu*. reading circle*, debating Hocietie*. church sociableafc*. Kvery community *hould have two or throe of these organization*, which. If prop erly conducted, would do much good in educating and refining our young men and young ladies. He*ide* the amusement It would afford the pan ticipant*. it would also be a mean* of keeping many of our young men from going Into dl*ai|?atlon. Among the Innovation* provided for by the new rule# of the Pennsyl vania line* west of Pltuburg. which will go into effect on the 10th Instant, i* a regulation that the head light* of all the side-tracked engine* nliall be curtained at night. The purpo*? of tbi* innovation I* to enable engineer* of approaching train* to wore clearly di*tingui*h switch and other lights, and not l?e blinded and eoufused by the glare of the headlight. A lfason county man soid hi* little farm some three year* ago and went west to grow up with the country. A few day* ago he returned, having come by wagon, with the following Inscription on Its canvas eover: "Chintz bugged in Illinois, Cycloned in Nebraska, White Capped in In diaua, Bald Knobbed in Missouri. Prohibited in Kansas, Snowed under in Dakota, Starved for water In Colo rado?West Virginia or Bust." A new scandal in the administration is noticed by the Philadelphia Bulle tins republican newspaper, which charges that officer* of the Dspartnnrut of Agriculture have not onij been corruptly influenced to iseue advance copies of the crop Ireports to spec" lators, but have filed them to suit the purpose of a few prominent operators on the exchange. Samuel White, a life prisoner who ?n pardoned from the Ohio peniten tiary on condition that be abetaJo from strong drink, in Hay, ttJl. wa* last week taken back to prieoa to re main the reel of hie life, he having vio lated the conditio# ifllf ^ for 18 years. His daughter's wedding ; was the occasion of hU taking a pro tracted spree. An old tramp named Arvah Brown ! died of starvation at Bath, N week, with #4,60# In bb pocket*.