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e^TABLISHcD 1849. ,j_ | SNYDER, PUBLISHER. SI)cj)l)ert>6totim Register. MONTANI SEMPER LIBEBI. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. YA., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1890. NEW YOL. 25? NO. 26. GEORGE W. GRAHAM, jifc'.U ESTATE AGENT, Uahhek ? Fikkv, w. Va. . M *: ten (ion given to Pensions, Bonn. S . , the I nlted States, and n:t>* Western l ands, before the i , i tjtie* ' ' **, isn.l ottlce. ' _ fhe Entler Hotel, ,HH HKIU>STOWN. w. VAm 1Ill# Hcoii Re-opened .w management and with new fur l - ,<!>ont. Every effort for ? !,e comfort of guests will be made. ^ , K I Proprietor. Sample Room on First Floor. <y|.;\\' OPENING 1\ fllAHLESTOWN, people's Bargain Store, N, XT i , ?>K 10 WATSON HOUSE. uv b?\eju8t opened a full line of Goods. Notions, Ladies' ^ and Gents' Furnibhings, . tu,ck is very large, and we keep 4 , . best of goods, at prices such ,rwe-e known in Jefferson county. *'J[L nnel-lushe. of all colors, Henrlet w, t/lotba, Caahmeres of all kinds. " *! ?' how*. all colors aud good quality. ,v. . ent of Ginghams, Flannels. v ; Dt. ?l>irtin8s and Calicoes. Fine line \ -*kitts, Corsets. Gloves. Hosiery ' ,, a,, such as Table Cloths. Nap i w. is. Good Blanketa cheap. Best ' ? sbciviog Oil Cloth, and a thousand articles uhj numerous to mention. We ,.<? of Men'aand Boya' Panta. It ;f'! J a to % 1*11 our store and examine .. and price*. ^ 1,1 M. PALMBAUM & BRO. SPECIAL NOTICE. Xew Stock of Goods. ki ? k* .CENTS' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES cmd RUBBERS, Confectioneries, Notions, Groceries, Cigars ami Tobacco, Fl* RNITURE ?AND ? SEWING MACHINES. I MAKE ALL KINDS OF Boots and Shoes to Order. u- ' n w Harp, whose workmanship la ,5V?.;'"n..s still' with me. ^evuHontbe n I'atviit t eeners tree of charge. ? H ; ... ... at 1 y and promptly done. Gooas >!,.? i; will be furnished on short no ; u ... bell any of these goods at the ver> -S. CsnandseefuryourKt-lf.^^ Mrs. M. L. Herrington. FASHIONABLE Millinerv, % Di ?ess Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions. I ha v.- j n-t returned troni the city with a ! ill line of Fall and ^ inter I- ni*. Ladies', Gents' and Chil .rt-nV Met in" Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, r ?. 1 have attended the most fash a ?le openings, and am prepared to Hemic Millinery in the latest modesj tvl a : i ? 1 examine goods. New Stock -OK? GOODS. ? it-turned from the city and Just com* ? -'"1 "i ning a full Hint complete Hue of t -<k (??iii:tit .it lowest possible prices, anu ? ? k"lil at the closest living protit. Our ' :l? iir r:ict'? everything usually found In ? ountrj ?t?>re, viz: 1 KY (;im n>s, No'l ii i.NH, BOOTS AN I> 8H< >ES, UUBHER GOODS, H. Ms AM t CAPS. Ol LENS WARE. WOdl'KNWARK. HARDWARE. 1 unwark, I'AIMS A>1> OILS, 1 A I KM MEDICINES, DRUGS, clothing, Fl'KNITURE, ?? , T< >BACCO AND CIGAKS. , ? " 'tiilnii *e Imve added to, and are of " : * lli- whole extremely low to close It An ? xaudiiatlou of my stock Is solicited, ? *'?> brum prices to compare favorably | ? niiy house In county. Country produce ' 'ted in exchange lor goods. Cull and j "" Respectfully, J. 8. MEL V IN. | ? 'Staids. Nor. 1,'lKStf. CARPETS. 1 largest ami finest stock of Body, lap. stry and Velvet Brussels, Mo quets. Ingrain and good Home made ( arpet s t his side of Phil adelphia can be seen at A. YINGLING'8 CARPET STORE, Ha a k rstown, m a k y la n d. prices are on an average of teu percent than city houses. He will make It to the -r-stof the House keepers of Jefferson and fkeley counties to call and see Ills stock W"*"n 111 want of Carpeting. He takes grea ' '*?ur? in showing goods and making every J* ^ a' home at his place of business. 1). S. RENTCH, ^'-tice of the Peace, Notary Public, nd Agent for the Mutual Life In surance Co. of New York. ?.ttentlon to all business eon "ficer ?!! '* above offices. Beluga bonded Noun rir , . B,ve 8P*clal attention to collec ?Ithom ^ #andnccounts received, with or ?nd ?' 1jHW- Charges moderate proB>pt retarns made. Again to the Front!! Landreth's Fresh Garden Seed. Not a dollar's worth of old seed offered. All this February's purchase. Stock varied and" complete of standard sorts. Beanft F'f8.1, ,n the Market. Red-Speck i.!f .?? Vm ? alentlne. Landreth's Scarlet. Eandreth s Violet, Landreth's Plnkeve- Wax Gere?J/.,l^c?k.ed G?,den WflX' ,J,rge Llma Pfcilft Extra Early Great Ylelders. Atnerl /. ? f'Vn NVo,?der. Little (Jem, Premium rltie0 l',e Market, Stratagem, Sun Com Adams Extra Early, Early Market, , * Extra Early Narragansett Sugar, karly ( rosby Sugar, Land ret h Sugar, Early Mammoth Sugar, Sto well's Evergreen. Roof Egyptian, Eclipse, Bussuio or Extra vv? Early Turnip. Blood Ued. C<)hhAnp Landreth's Earliest, select very vauuayt early Jersey Wakefield, Large jork. All the year round, Wlunigstadt, Large Jersey \\ akefleld, Market Gardener's Large Ijite Flat Dutch, Market Gardener's Laige Late Drumhead, Bloomsdale Large Late Flat Dutch, Klooiusdale Large Late Drumhead, Ijiiidreth s Ijirge Late Mountain, Drumhead savoy. X omato Acme? Tr<>phy. Pargaon. Clirnmh^r landreth's first, Early White V/UlUIIIUCr spine Improved, LongGreen L^tfliro Hlooomsdale Reliable, i.andreths Forcing. Early Curled Siberian. Celery. Watermelon and Canteloupe seed. Sugar Parsnip. Red upright Pepper, Im proved. Radishes in variety? Earliest short top, \\ hite Turnip. French Breakfast, White I^aily Finger. Early Long Scarlet, Golden Globe. Salsify. These seed we are ottering as cheap as we can, when we cousider their purity and freshness. We handle no seed on commis sion. Anything not in stock we cau order at short notice. We thank the public for past patronage and Invite its continuance. Respectfully, DK. GIBSON Druggist. Shepl.erdstown, w. Va. M. B. BAKER Desires to announce to his customers and the public generally that he has now on band 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 al the new 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 llneol Trimmings of a!l kinds. Red and white Flannels, Canton, single and double face. Full line of Underwear for men, women ami children. In the Dry < foods De partment may be found a full stock of NO TIONS. We mention particularly the Gilt Edge Corset, something cheap but very good, and a beautiful lot of Gentlemen's Ties. SHOES. Have Just received a spleudid 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 h&nd some Dongola shoe for children, sizes from ti to -. In men's fine and coarse Boots our stock is already large, but we are constantly adding to It. A particulaily flue line of men's tine Shoes, as well as Ihe cheaper grades. Gum Boots and Shoes are also in stock ready for the fall season. Jrl-ATS It is conceded that our line of Men's and Boys' Hats is the most excellent in this county. Silk Hats, the new lull styles In Still Hats, Slouches iu various popular shades. Knockabouts, Caps, etc. In Groceries we are always careful to select tiie best, ana our stock Is always varied and fresh. Also a large stock of Tobacco and Cigars. For the next few days you will find some fine bargains ou our Bargain Counter. Ask | to see them. STILL ON HAND! And willing to serve the public in the ca pacity of a Jeweler, either in Repairing or Making Jewelry I 1 Fjipecial attention will be given to the sale and re]>alrlng of watches, l'arties contem plating purchasing a reliable time-piece, either a WATCH Oil CLOCK. would do well to give me a .call, as I will in the future have a nice line on hand? all guar anteed as represented. I have greatly en larged my Optical Department, and those In want of Spectacles and Eye-Glasses need nut go fart her, i?s most anyone can be suited from my stock. A nice line of Jewel ry and Silver NVare In stock, (.'all and see me. G. K. LEWIS. DO YOU READ THE COSMOPOLITAN, That Bright, Sparkling Young Magazine? fPllE Cheapest Illustrated Monthly in the ? world. 25centsa number. $2. f(i per year, i.nlarged. Octolier. Ins#, to 128 Pages. The COSMOPOLITAN is literally what the A*. J". Timet calls It, "At its price, the brightest, most varied and best edited of the Maga zines. " An unusual opportunity. For new subscribers, for one year only : The Cosmopolitan, per year J 2 -10 The Itegister, per year, 2 00 The price of the two publications I 40 We will furnish both lor only 3 40 This offer is only to new subscribers to The Cosmopolitan, and only for one year. "The Cosmopolitan" furnishes for the first time in magazine literature, a Splendidly Illustiated IV nodical at a price hitherto deemed impos sible. Try it for a year. It will be a liberal educator io every member of the household. It will make the nights pass pleasantly. It will give you more for the money than you can obtain in any other form. Do vou want a first- class Magazine, giving annually 1,536 pages by the ablest writers, with more than i.5o0 illustrations, by the cleverest artists? as readable a Magazine as money can make ?a .Magazine that makes it specially of live subjects? Send $3.40 to this Office, and secure both the Cosmopolitan and the Register. AUCTIONEER. ~~ John W. Dodd is u licensed Auc tioneer in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, and will be thankful for a share of the public patronage. Will cry on per cent, or lump the job. Ad dress JOHN. W, DODI), Marti nsburg, W. Va. SALESMEN WANTED to tell our 6U0 hardy varieties of Choice Nursery Stock. Best Specialties. No experience necessary. Spe cial advantage to beginners. Kxtra induce ments 1'ay weekly. Situation permanent. Best terms.' Best outfit free. We guarantee what we advertise. Address, at once, GI.LN BKOS., Nurserymen, Rochester, N. Y. (This bouse is reliable.) HER E ARK S OME OF OTJIR, SPECIAL LEADERS ! A good Plow Shoe for men, 97c. A good fine Shoe for men, 81.25. A good fine Shoe for ladies, only 97e. A jrood tine Shoe for ladies, only 81.25. A fine Shoe for ladies, wi'h patent i ? leather tip, only 81.50. A nice Umbrella for 69c. A good gold-headed Umbrella 99c. , A good Clock for 90c. An Alarm Clock only 81.00. Hats for young men 50 and 65c. Corsets at all prices from 25c up. Hosiery for ladies, 7c, up to 25c. Sox for men, 5c up to 25c. We still have children's Hose for j 8 and 9c that have given universal satisfaction. We have a large line of ladies' and gentlemen's Handkerchiefs at aston O ishinglv low prices. Men's Working Gloves, Sheepskin, 35c. Men's Outing ClotluShirts, only 35c. Boys' Outing Cloth Shirts, only 30. Snake Belts, only 5 and 6c each. Pins and Needles, 2c per paper. A Hair lirush with 2 Combs, only 23c. A Hair Brush with 2 Combs, only 36c. Colgate & Co.'s fine Toilet Soaps and Perfumes at all prices. Come see us ? we will save yon money these hard times. J. 1). BILLMYEB. BARGAINS FOR O .A. S EE I For the next 40 days we will sell our entire stock of Men's, Youths' and Boys' j Overcoats at prime cost. Also our line of Grey and White Un derwear. Our stock of lied Underwear at exactly ONE-HALF | cost. For example, a shirt that cost us SI, for 50c. Also, ALL our HEAVY Gloves and Mitts, Kid, Goat and Sheepskin, at cost. Terms strictly cash. Come early and secure choice. Respy, 8. P. Humrickhouse & Son. j Important Notice ! 1 INVITE yonr attention to a successful sub stitute for scraping white-washed walls. I will put paper on white- washed walls with out scraping the walls If the lime is tight and will guarantee it to stay on as long as it will 11 ?c raped. If It comes oft. 1 will furnish pa per and will put it on at niy expense. I can ??I reliable parties to vouch to this where I have put pa]?r on. Also will hang paper as cheap as any one. I can furnish paper as ( as cheap as you can get it anywhere, suitable for decorating ceilings and walls ot any kind. Will do any kind of house and sign painting. Furniture done up in style. WM. H. MILLER. I S. FLEMING ^Notary Public. \ITILL take acknowledgment* of l>eeds }\ Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Deposi Hons, and attend to all busiuess connected with the office. SALT' SALT! SALT! I UsT received a c?r load of fresh Salt In eluding Fine, Liverpool. G. A., Daily and Hock Salt. W.N.LEMEK SURVEYING. PERSONS wishing old lines sur veyed, lost corners restored, land divided up. etc., can have the same done by calling on me. CiTCharges Moderate. GEO. W. T3ANKS, Principal Graded School, Shepherdstown, W. Va. ! Dyspepsia Make* the lives of many people miserable, and often leads to self-destruction. Distress after eating, sour stomach, sick headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint, " all gone " feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, and irregu _ . larity of the bowels, are Distress some of the more common After symptoms. Dyspepsia does ? not get well of itself. It bating; requires careful, persistent attention, and a remedy like Hood's Sarsa parilla, which acts gently, yet surely and efficiently. It tones the stomach and other organs, regulates the digestion, creates a good appetite, and by thus Sick overcoming the local symp- u . . toms removes the sympa- Headache thetic effects of the disease, banishes the headache, and refreshes the tired mind. ?' I have been troubled with dyspepsia. I had but little appetite, and what I did eat y ? distressed me, or did me ?j?ari" little good. In an hour bum after eating I would expe rience a faintness, or tired, all-gone feeling, as though 1 had not eaten anything. My trou ble, I think, was aggravated by my business, which is that of a painter, and from being more or less shut up in a Sour room with fresh paint. Last _ . spring I took Hood's Sarsa- Stomach rilla? took three bottles. It did me an immense amount of good. It gave me an appetite, and my food relished and satisfied the craving I had previously experienced." George A. Taoe, Watertown, Mass. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists. f I ; ilx for f5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Maai. 100 Doses One Dollar CALL AT THE FURNITURE ROOMS OF R. S. M, HOFFMAN and examine his stock of Goods. PICTURES, WHICH INCLUDE Chromes fur 75 cents and ?1.00. Oleographs, for 75 and 00 cents. Oil Paintings, 81.00 to $4.00. Artotvpe Engravings, $2.35. Bamboo Easels. Wall Pockets, Wall Brackets, Corner and side Brackets. Parlor Stands in Walnut and Cherry. Centre Stands in Bamboo, Walnut and Mahogany. C H A IRS, CONSISTING OF Rattan, Reed, I m. Bamboo, Walnut, ( 'arpet for Gents and Ladies, Chairs for the children. Table and Rockers in Heed. Wood and Carpet. PICTURE FRAMES Made To Order. R. 8. M. HOFFMAN. THE BOSS Clothing ffian Desires to inform his friends and customers that he has a small lot of Heavyweight Clothing left ? a few Suits and some over and under shirts ? that lie will from this time sell for cost, and rather than carry them over he will sell them for LESS THAN COST, as he wishes to make room for his spring stock. Now, if you wish BARGAINS, don't fail to call on the Boss Clothing Man, as he is bound to sell. JACOB WINTERMOYER. Fine Toilet Soaps. Just received a large stock of the following highly perfumed Toilet soaj* .which I am sel It ug very cheap. A trial will satisfy any one 01 their superior quality : Brown Bath, Mazzlninl's Casllle, l'ear's Glycerine, Mottled Castile. 1'acker'sall healing tar. l'ear's L'ns<-ented, No 4711 (English), Glen .,'s sulphur, Cash mere l>ounuet, Pine Tar, Cape May bouquet. North CaiolinaTar, Mignonette, Violet, Superior Musk. ltodo, ; Myrtle Glycerine, Extra Glycerine, Marsh Mallow, Cold Cream Honey, Cocoa Glycerine, i ocoat astlie. Lavender, Gardenia bouquet, Heliotrope, Cream ol Koses, Marie Stuart, Olive Castile, Alcona Glycerine, Sulphur Cream, Carbolic Glycerine, Superfine Carbolic, a.) per cent Glycerine, Prize medal. Silver l'late Soap, Omnibus soap, Williams Barber Soap. Yankee Shaving, Golden Palm, Turtle OH. These Soaps i an in price from 5c toSOcents To be found at McM URBAN *>. SHINE UP.? A new stove polish, easily applied. Shines without rubbing. Is last ing and has no unpleahant odor. Half pints ouly 20 cents. Oil tosee how nicely It works at McMlKRAN'S DRUGSTORE. -\\r 1ND0W GLASS? Just received, a large It stock of Window Gins* ranging In sizes from Kxlo to 15x40. of good quality and cleat. The larger s:zes are double thick. 'Pntty made of linseed oil and whiting and zinc tacks for glazing. At McMUKKAN'S. An Echo from the Farm. Sometimes I "mast fergit her when I'm plug gin' at my work, An' things go wrong an' I 'most want to cuss out like a Turk ; But suddent-ilke her faee'll cum atwixt me an' the steer*. An' the clouds they all look zigzagged up, as though 1 was in tears! An' I turn m.v head one side to keep the sun from out my eyes. An' then? well, through the furrows them ole ox o' mine Jes flies ! It seems so mighty long, ye know.sence she wuz with us here,! A-makln' life's sad bugle notes Bound out so loud an' clear, An' turnin' o'er the p'ints o' thorns at layed thick in her way. An' patient-like a-smllin'on throughout each dreary day? An' that's wot makes this lump come up >tn' stop the keerless laff Each time 1 set an' gaze real hard at that oP totygraff. So. when the night begins to call us to our eveuln' meal My boys an' me on bended knee our trein blin' thanks reveal To Him for mercies we've received through out tiie toilsome day, W hen our poor feet jes' seemed to want to lead us all astray ; ltut the time when all our troublts fly away ez light ez chat! Is when we gather 'round an' gaze at ??moth er's'' fotygrafl. l'he dear ol' face smiles at us ez' our voices drop down low, An' we talk in huaky whls|>er8 of the good time long ago. But then we feel we can't appeul agin the Supreme Judge, Who knows wot's best an' takes to rest the loved ones from their drudge; An' so the cup o' peace an' joy an' happiness wu quail When we haul down the book an' gaze at "mother's" fotygraff. SOME JOHN SMITHS. "Now be sure you're prudent, Bertie, child. Take care to go to the right address, and you'd better get a hack uian who looks respectable and old, and look out for your ticket, and give my love to John, and bring me some good red flannel, six yards and ? .But the rest of Aunt Jen s exordium is cut short by the cry of "Allaboard! much to poor Bertie's relief. She steps hastily into the middle car. and is whirled away from the little village station toward the city. Hhe pulls down her veil to hide her flushed cheeks and tear-filled angr\ eyes. Why need Aunt Jen be so ofli cious ? Did she want every one to know that this is her first trip to the | city, and that she knows nothing of the world beyond this little village. Any one hearing Aunt Jen's last speech must think she liertie is i;, norant indeed, and she had just been i flattering herself that she looked Quite stylish and lady-like in her neat, well fitting brown suit, which became her so well, and she did not mean to play the unsophisticated country girl, not she ! But now everybody in the car had doubtless heard Aunt 'Jen, and what must they think? As if she didn't know enough to ] take care of her money and her ticket, J and go to the right address! Didn't j Fhe know it by heart? 137 Ashley ( street?? and that suggestion about , the hackman was really too much. No, she wouldn't bring Aunt Jen's ( red flannel nor anything else. It adds not a little to Bertie's sense of injury the fact that she has noticed a particularly handsome young gen- j tleman sitting bv the car window, where he can hardly have failed to hear Aunt Jen's foolish words ; and that he has heard them she feels sure, from the mischievous twinkle in his gray eyes as he looks up on her en trance, and soberly removes his satchel from the seat beside him, the car being pretty crowded. But Bertie will not take this seat, passing on injsearch of another, which she does not find, and so is compelled to return undignified!) and take the offered seat, which she might have accepted at the first most gracefully ? a circumstance which of course ( adds to her annoyance and confusion. The stranger is most courteous ami gentlemanly. "Would she prefer the seat by the window?" as he puts her bag in the rack. "No, thank you," very crisply in deed; so much so that the gentle man's black moustache twitches with a strong desire to smile, which desire | he represses with praiseworthy promptness. But the journey is long, and Bertie has time to get over her vexation and think of other things. Is she not going at last to the city which she has so long wanted to see, and has she not a whole $100 in her pocketbook to spend just as she likes? She has drudged away at teaching in the vil lage school a whole year past, and now at vacation time she has earned this holiday and the right to spend this money. She w ill get something nice for Aunt Jen first of all, she thinks for givingly, her ang?-r over ; for has she not been just like a mother to her for years? She shall have a handsome black cashmere dress pattern that will gladden her old heart, and a cloak for next u inter, and all the red flannel she wants ; and then she will get herself a nice summer suit and a thick cloth one for autumn, and a new hat, and tome good gloves and shoes, and oh, dear: how far does $100 go. She must at-k John, d*ar old John ; the is sure she shall be ah right when the gets John, for isn t he wise and sober, and thirty-five years old? which seems quite a venerable age in Bertie Hart's nineteen-year-old eyes. She is a pretty girl, this Bertie, all pink and white, like an apple blos som, with bright eves and curly brown hair, and her traveling dress buitsher as its feathers suits a par tridge. Presently she unbends a little in regard to the gentleman beside her, accepting very gratefully the paper he has been reading, and very soon she is smiling most enjoyingly over some of its bon molt. After that she is her own natural self, and receives her companion's small courtesies with such a charm ing air of nairette that he is moved to devo'e himself exclusively to this lit tle damsel while he may, to the utter neglect of the smoking car, to which he was just meditating a retreat when the blue eyes and wild-ro?e face dawned upon him. It is a very pleasant journey to Ber tie. and she is half sorry when at last the city is reached. But, mindful of her preconceived notions of propriety and recollecting that this pleasing gentleman is a complete stranger, she will riot have any of his offered politeness, now the journey is over, but gathers up her things and hurries out. Then, too, unconsciously intluenced by Aunt Jen's words, she secures a hackman who is at least old enough to be respectable ; she is of course ig" norant of the fact that he is almost deaf, and she is too innocent to sus i peot that he is quite half tipsy. To the combined effect of these two accidents must be ascribed the fact that, although she gives him clearly the address, 137 Ashley street, she is yet set down at lHC Ash street, and being paid the wicked old driver promptly rattles away. It is almost dark and the number looks all right to Bertie's casual glance when she rings the bell. It is, as she had expected, a private boarding house, and in reply to her timid inquiry she is informed that John Smith does live tliTe; but learn that he is not just now at home, she requests to see the landlady. When that lady appears. Bertie states her case. "I am John Smith's sister : he is ex pecting me, I should think, for he ha* invited me to the city to stay a while and do some shopping. He promised to secure me a room here for a few days so I might be near him." If the stout, elderly lady feels sur prise she does not betray any. but hastily arranges this matter of busi ness and shows the lady up to John Smith's rooms to await his coming. "Can you tell me when he is likely to be in?"' she asks, timidly. "It seems so strange that John is not here at this hour." "Can't say, ma'am : he wasn't in at all last night? off on a business trip but as he's expecting you, of course he'll be here soon.'" And with this she is gone. Somewhat surprised, for she hail thought John's habits were more reg ular, Bertie lights the gas, nits down in the neat little parlor, and waits with what patience she may. How strange everything in the room looks to her ; she doesn't see one thing that she Could recognize an John's ; hut then, bachelor's belong ings never do look familiar to feminine eyes. There is a lovely pair of embroidered slippers, just kicked under the sofa. Hhe didn't know be fore that John had any taste in that line, and the light of each gas jet is softened by a pretty fancy shade of colored satin and lace over the por celain globe, evidently the work of some fair hands. There are other dainty touches about the room, of which she, his own sister, is quite guiltless ; and concluding at last John has some lady friend she knows not of, perhaps even a sweetheart, and resolving to find out and tease the dear old fellow, if possible, she turns the gas <iuite low and sits luxuriating in the dim, tinted glow of light. It seems a long time she has to wait ; it is long past ten, and poor Bertie feels almost like crying with sheer suspense and nervousness, when at last a man sstep came hastily to the door, it is swung wide and somebody enters. Bertie runs forward with a litt'e ex cited laugh, and taking in the outline of a tall form and manly face, which iu the light might easily be her brother's, goes on tip toes to pull his face down, ami kisses hiui with cm prrsfcment , crying pettishly: "Oh, John dear, how late you are!"' The kiss is returned, and a voice not her brother's savis coolly : "Late ! Now 1 call this early, but if I'd known you wanted to see me. Mab, I could have come sooner: the landlady just told me Hut he :s interrupted by the singu lar conduct of hih visitor. With a sort of (rasping cry she springs away from him, and turning on the gas full, stares at him in dismay and alarm. Horror of horrors! It is not her brother at all. but quite another man, and. worse stiil, the very same hand some fellow she traveled with to-day ! And she has kissed him, oh, shame? and lie kissed her, too! how horrid! She is heard to say, long afterward, that the first suspicion of a mistaken identity came to her with that kiss he gave her? it didn't feel a bit like John's kisses. Just now, however, she is conscious of but one wish, that she could faint, and so tide over this crisis as heroines are supposed to do; but unfortunately she has never fainted in her life, and doesn't feel a bit a* if she could now. She simply says, half scared, half an KT "You are not John Smith !*' and in spite of the many dreadful thoughts in her mind, she is the first to speak "I beg your pardon, but I am. though." he affirms, also a good-d? al taken aback, but thinking, doubtless, that he has a right to his (tame, poor and common though it may be. "I mean? you are not my John Smith," she tays, almost in tears, and taking the most unreasonable attitude of his being to blame for her discom fiture. "I admit I have not that honor," be returns, smiling down upon her amia bly, pitying her distress and trying his best to relieve it. "Neither are you my sister Mabel, but I don't sup pose it is your fault, is it ? nor mine, either. 1 see there is some mistake, and if tou will just go down Hairs with me now. we will see the land^ ladv and talk the matter over and < tind what can he done to rectify I ; for. believe me, I am anxious to do all I can to help you, if you will al o UlCould she do less than be thankful for such consideration and fate fully accept the assistance so fair y offered. Wasn't it kind of him to think so quickly how to remove her from her most awkward position of a ladv, where she can speak to him without eui harassment. It ? a moat trying incident, she feels, but not, perhaps, without remedy. "I t nought there was some mistake, too," say ? the landlady, with a pleased look at Bertie's innocent face for I knew tou were not Miss Mabel Smith, and 1 have a very good opinion of my John Smith; he never ha* other lady callers.' Which little speech brings ttie blood to Bertie's cheeks, while she tells her trouble and asks if she can iret to her brother tonight. 1 -John Smith, of Bond i Brothers, ,avs the young Kiltie."*", ?' ?" pleaamt way. "1 know ? h,Ue; Have been to his rooms once or t u ne, may 1 take you there myself-now Miss Smith? , ?My name is Hart-l'm only John s half sister," she says to him, w 11 ? her eves seek Mrs. Coleman ? with ?? asking glance. "What shall 1 dot Would 1 better let him take me tlmt look says plenty. ? Yes, child, that will be best ; you will then be sure to reach your brother without any further mishap is that lady's comforting counsel So in a very few minutes she is being whirled 'along the streets, her new acquaintance cosily beside her in search of her "long lost brother. Once found, that very convenient relative is duly pleased to see his sis ter and also her self-constituted knight, and acquits himself so nobly in thanking the latter for his kind ness and inviting him to join them on several occasions during her stay, that when they are alone Bertie fal ? upon him and hugs him rapturously. "You are a dear old brother, John, and llove you! For wasn the most kind and polite? And just think how very unpleasant some men inigh have made this adventure for me ! "He is a gentleman, sis." says grave John, quietly. . "And so handsome, too. ?? slli> Bertie's l?>< tl'OOlM wh,;" T"ry. j I ?that night ?he lay" '?? c,,rl>' l"'a<1 , upon her pillow. So satisfactorily to all concerned begins this acquaintance, and In spite of the old adage about "true love," it progresses so smoothly atn rapidly that at Christmas this gallant vouth brings Bertie a most lovely ring and modestly begs to be a lowed to be "her John Smith" in real earn- | est to which plan she admits she i. unable to offer any reasonable ob jections ; but it is not till the wedding is fairly over that she ventures to tell Aunt Jen of her experience that da> with "some John Smiths. He Fenced Them In. In an old book written by a west ern congressman, a contemporary of Clay and Webster, containing retiiin- j iscences of his times, a story is told by one of his friends, n farmer in Kentucky named Payne, who had six daughter*, none of whom were blessed with beauty. The congress man knew them in their homely youth, and when he returned a few years lat?*r found them all married to good, influential men. So gr?*at was his surprise that he ventured to a?k th^ir father why they had all been so sought when other girl* remained neglected. "Yes. and you may say when they had neituer dower nor good looks. Well, I'll tell you. When 1 want my eattle to eat buckwheat stubb.e in stead of grass I don't drive them in to the field. I fence it off from them. They are so contrary that they always want the thing they can't get. They break down the fences; I drive them out and put it up. By the ! time they light for it once or twice they think they like the stubble. "Well. I saw my girls weren't the most attractive kind, and I? fenced them in ! "You never found them in the ho- - telsdancin' or keepiu' stalls at country fairs. Young men to know them had to come to their father's house. When the neighbors saw how the I'ayne girls were k?'pt apart from the crowd they thought their value must b?* high. Young men came to break down the fences. They like to break down fences." The story was coarsely told, perhaps, the old narrator adds : "but there's more in it than meets the eye." Simple Interest Rule. Four per rrrU.~ >1 ultipiy the princi pal by the number of days to run ; ' separate the right hand figure from the product and divide by 9. Fiee per cent.? Multiply by number of days and divide by 72. Stx per cent.? Multiply by number of day? ; M-parate right hand figure and divid* by 6. Seven and three tenths per cent. ? Multi' ply by number of days and double the amount so obtained on $100:theiir ! terest i? just two cents per day. Eiyfd per cent.? Multiply by number of day* and divide by 45. Sineper cent.? Multiply bynumberof days; (separate right band figure and ' divide by 4. Ten per cent.? Multiply by number of day# and divide by 36. Ttcelte per cent.? Multiply by number of days; separate right hand figure and divide by 3. A Hard-Earned Fee. "The hardest earned fee I ever made," remarked a lawyer in the city court room h few day* ago. "was in a justice court in Atlanta. That was just after I came here, over tan years ago. The case wan before Judge Hutt, when hi# office was on Mitchell street near the comer of Whitehall. Surelv a lawyer never worked harder for a $10 fee than 1 did in that case. It was during the reces* for dinner and quite a number of lawyer* had gathered about one of the open win dow* to enjoy the breere and to guioke their cigars. The conven tion took a retrospective, reminiscent turn. ' My client," continued the lawyer, hie eyes twinkling at the recollection ?w?> (iabe Turner, an old darkey. He was charged with assault and bat tery. (iabe wa* a l?ig deacon in some church? I've forgotteu the name? and was very much work d up over the matter. It whs really a trivial case, and I was inclined to believe with (iabe that it was all a perseeu tion, ami done at the Instigation of another deacon in (iabe's church. "Well, the day came for the trial and the court room was crowded. About half the congregation had come to swear for (iabe, and the other half for the other man. Two-thirds of the witnesses were women, and they just would go back to the be ginning? >ou know what that means in a negro church quarrel-and tell the whole story. "It wa* a rare old rase. "Finally we agreed to submit the case without any more evidence and without argument. "Old <iabe was acquitted. "Next day, as he had promised, (iabe came to see me. The old dar Key was able to pay. and I knew him to be prompt in meeting his debts. 1 felt a vague misgiving, though, as noon ?> I saw his face. He came to the point at once. ? "Well, boss/ said (iabe, I come to pay you for my case.' ?'?That sounded all right, but (iabe looked skittish. 1 noticed that, 1 sup pose. because 1 needed the money so. 1 just had to have it. "'An' if we kin agree,' (iabe went ?mi I've got the money right here. " Agree, said I, 'didn't we make an agreement to begin with? "Dat so,' admitted (iabe, 'but I was couutin' on a speech in dat case. Hem niggers ought certain t?? been 'i. posed. De speech was de big part. "But I wasn't going to tfive up tnat ten dollars if there was any *ay out it. , . " The charge I* dbiul*s?d against you. (iabe,' said I, and the other ne gro paid all the costs. What good could it do to make a speech ?' Twouldner done no good. De speech was de big part wid me cause I wanted to hear deitt niggers sposed. " 'tis be," said I, finally, 'will you stick to your contract or will you not?' ?? 'I'll stick to It,' said (iabe, >f you II make de speech.' "1 had to have ten dollars, ami there was only one way to get it. I shut the doors and windows, and sat (iabe in one corner of the room. Then 1 took off my coat and inadle the speech of iuy life. 1 understood, of course, that (iabe didn't care any thing about the law. All he wanted was to hear the other crowd epoeed. "1 spoke accordingly. I called the other deacon a flop eared hound, a chicken thief and the Lord only knows what not. The witnesses on the other side were villains of the deepest dye. They were pests on the .?artli and Imps of perdition. "1 hpoKe for ten minutes, 1 suppose. Old (iahe leaned back, and Ills black face wa? radiant. At the flop eared Hound part old (JaUe s hands cauie together in a hallelujah |?at, and a happiness came over him too deep for wolds. " '(ilory! said (iabe, dat s right. 1 wound up with a eulogy on god lines* and the honesty of my client* (iabrlel. "Well, gentlemen, I gut the ??v. tiabe moved to (iwlnnett county after that and twice since he ha* needed a lawyer Both times he came to At lauta after me. I can charge what I please, and (Jab* pays It cheerfuly. The Sparrow and the Buzxtrd. A Sparrow wiu poking food in a la r^f Field when a Buzzard eettled down with a great ohow of indigna tion and Kiriaiiu**d : "By what Bight a r* you Treepaaa ing iiere f ' "Why, 1 supposed this Field to be eouiuion i'roperty,'' wa* the reply. "Excuse my mistake arid I will go orer on yonder Hill." "But I object to the duet you may raise over there.-' "Then I will look for Bug* in the grane." "But I won't allow the grass to be Trampled under foot-** 'Then 1 will eeek for Woruie in the Thicket." "But the noi?e wiil i>ieturb DM. In fact, in order to i'rotect myself I must eat you.M MORAL: It ie very easy to pick a fight with a man you know you can lick. Chronic Borrower? "Can you lend me t'JO for a few days 7" Weary Friend? "Why don't you pawn your watch f "Becauee, it i? a keepsake from my dear mother, and 1 don t like to part with it." My money ia a kcepeake from my dear father, and I don't like to part with it, either:" About a year ago the Dakota farm ers began to import eat a to destroy the mice in the wheat field*. Now they have got all the cata they want and are howling for boot jaeka.