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??TABLlSHtD 1849. MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI. TWO DOLURS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE H. I> SNYDER, PUBLISHER SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA., FRIDA1, MAI 1890. SEW VOL. 25? NO. 31. GEORGE W. GRAHAM, RtML ESTATE AGENT, Harper's Fury, W. Va. ,,.Ki,Hl-?t,'n,lon*lvn,toPfn?'on?,Bonn S.L Ulaiin???p1""t 'he United 8Ut4?, and ? titles <>T W Mtfrn Lands, before the ? The Entler Hotel,, KHFI'H ERDSTOWN, W. VA.. gas Been Re-opened , |ilfr n nrw management and with new fur- f 1 ulture throughout. Every effort for the comfort of Kuesti will be made. j >, TRIXSBIili, l'roprielor. Sample Room on First Floor. McKEE BROTHERS, j 4 V.LK, DOUBLE AND TREBLE SHOVEL 81 IKON PLOWS. e-rt'Kl SHOVEL PLOW BLADES AND ?*r BULL TONGUES. iUfKS. HALTERS. LINKS, JOCKEY ?L KS, CHIN. FIFTH. LOU AND COW ! spreaders and breast CHAINS. si 17. PAT, ROOT HAMES, COLLAR f- ' PADS. ?-UVHKU.EK MANURE AND PITCH *? FORKS. m'AI'F-s SHAKING FORKS GARDEN V \K1>. AND TROWELS. LAWN JlitWK.KSANDLA W N RA K ES. FhTNISO SHEARS AND TREE TRIM MERS. ? kl'BBINU. DUSTING AND WHITE- I WASH BRUSHES, -i I.F-WKINGING MOPS, TUH8. BUCKETS, ; 1 1 HES WRINGERS AND CHURNS. AKBED AN1) RIBBON FENCE WIRE. r\!I.K<?A1> PAINTS, OIL. GLASS AND 1 rv. I. KAM I E FLOOR PAINT AND \l I >ul? STAINS, AND PAINT BRUSHES. CAYETOWN LIME. ULCINE PLASTER. WHITE SAND AND CEMENT. Mckee Brothers, , HAOERSTOWN, >11). SPECIAL NOTICE. New Stock of Goods. J.AlUEs", GENTS' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES and RUBBERS, Confectioneries, Notions, Groceries, Cigars and Tobacco, ? 1 R N I T U R E -AND SEWING MACHINES. I MAKE ALL KINDS OF Boots and Shoes to Order. \lr John W. Harp, whose workmanship is v, in< wn. is still with me. We put on the as with Patent Fastener* free of charge. Hep* r:ntt neatly ami promptly done. Goods s t ;i ct<>ck will be furnished <>n short no g-, I will sell any of these goods at the very west prices. Call and see for yourself. J. S. FLEMING. New Stock -OF GOODS. tsve returned from the city and just com trvi (Ii? !ilug a full and complete line of i i? ix'iuht :?t lowest possible prices, and ? i ? sold at the closest living protlt. Our a ?k embraces everything usually found in ? country store, vlr: I P.Y GOODS, NOTIONS, B< >OT* AND SHOES, RUBBER GOODS, H.\ I's AND CAPS. OUEENSWARE, WOODENWARE, HARDWARE, T.N W ARK, paints and oils, PATENT CLOTHING. ^f&OANDCIOAKS. lb- nothing we have added to, and are of 't;u the whole extremely low to close it An examination of my slock Is solicited, ti.trsiit<>'inK prices to compare favorably ? my house In county. Country produce ? in exchange lor goods. Call *nu **? ?"?????????? J.8.MELVIX. IMteldt, Nov. Garden Seeds--1890. \ l UIGE supply Just received and for sale -V Only such varieties as have been -i nri?i found tube of good quality, produc ?> <:nl suited to this climate and soil, have '**! ' uijht. Hence, they are confidently '? MiiiKiided as reliable. All but a lew K seeds have been bought by the pound ? ? bushel, so that buyers may get more seed ft Mine money, by saving the cost of ? ?' printing and putting up into small ;??es. The follow ing pure and reliable ^.itis. Beets, Cabbage, rV lathings. Celery, Sweet Corn, l*uui-e. Okra, Unions, Melons, Peppers, Parsnips, Tomatoes, Turnips. lUiltabes, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, -WILL HE KOt'ND AT? McMURRAN'8 Drug Store. . 21. HHMm CARPETS." ?? largest and finest stock of Body, lape>ir\ arid Velvet Brussels, Mo 'juets, Ingrain and ^ood Hoitie iuade Carpets this hide of Phil adelphia can be seen at A. YINGLING'S CARPET STORE, H.\< , ERSTC )WN, MA KY LAN D. Ill* j t e? are on an average of ten percent than city houses. He will make It to the ?W.of the Housekeepers of Jeflerson and "?fkelex counties to call and see his stock in w s Hi of Cat) etirg. He takes grea '?ore in showing goods and making every 0B* f*?l si home at bis place of business. dTsT RENTCH, Entice of the Peace, Notary Public, a,'tl A^ent for the Mutual Life In surance Co. of New York. give attention to all business con .J "1 wi ih the al>ove offices. Beln^a bonded wooer win K,ve h|iecial attention to collec % ,~*?f notes and accounts received, with or , . 'ut process of Law. Charges moderate W?MDpt returns made. NOTICE. 1 Turkey#, Eggs from pure-bred Qoti J'".oulh Rocks. Light Brahmas. Wyan bJf. White leghorns, Rouen and Pekln ?on?2v Kxlrtt Hne Berkshire Pigs, Also .vJ?. 0UI>K Cattle, some of them well-bred **>?? Pur sale by C. D. WYSONG, 1SB0? lm 8bePherd>lown' W- Va' r imu 1JR0G8? . A large supply of Drugs M Medicines just received at McMl'RRAN'S. Again to the Front!! LanM's Fresh 6arden Seed. Not h dollar's worth of old seed offered. All this February's purchase. Stock varied and complete of standard sorts. Roano ln the Market, Red-Speck kJCailo ied Valentine, Landreth's Scarlet, Landreth's Violet, Landreth's Pinkeye-Wax, new Improved Golden Wax, Large Lima, Grease-back. Ppao Extra Early Great Ylelders, Amerl i too can Wonder, Little Gem, Premium Gem, Pride of the Market, Stratagem, Sun rise. Pnrn Adams Extra Early, Early Market, V#W II Kxtra Early Narragausett Sugar, Early Crosby Sugar, Landreth Sugar, Early Mammoth sugar. Stow ell's Evergreen. R?0t Egyptian, Eclipse, Bassano or Extra Early Turnip, Blood Red. PaKKano Landreth's Earliest, select very vdUUdyc early Jersey Wakefield, Large York, All the yearround, WJnnlgstadt, Large Jersey Wakefield, Market Gardener's Large 1-ate Flat l>utch, Market Gardener's Large Late Drumhead, Bloomsdale, Large Late Flat Dutch, Bloomsdale large Ijite Drumhead. Landreth's Large Late Mountain, Drumhead Savoy. Tomato Acme* Tr?Phyt Pargaon. Pn^iimKor Landreth's first, Early White wUvUIIIUtf spine Improved, LougGreen I pftiipo Blooomsdale Reliable, l.andreths LCUUtC Forcing, Early Curled Siberian. Celery. Watermelon and Cauteloupe seed. Sugar Parsnip. Red upright Pepper, im proved. Radishes in va' iety? Earliest short top, White Turnip, French Breakfast, While Lady Finger, Karly I>ong Scarlet, Golden Globe. Salsify. These seed we are oflerlng as cheap as we can, when we consider their purity and freshness. We handle no seed on commis sion. Anything not in stock we can 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 tohiscustomersand the public generally that he has now on baud 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 tor Dimming the same; Broadcloths and Flan nels In the popular tall shades, with ribbons to match ; Ginghams and Calicoes In all the latest patterns. Complete lineol Trimmings of all kinds. Red and white Flannels. Canton, slugie 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 but very good, and a beautiful lot of Gentlemen's Ties. SHOES. Have just received a splendid stock of Indies' fall and winter shoes latest styles and at all prices. We make a speciality of the finer quality of ladies' shoes, sucli as The Hand-made Dongola Kid. A complete line of Children's Shoes. We es pecially call your attention toavery hand some Dongola Shoe for children, sizes from 6 to 2. in men's fine and coarse Boots our slock 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 hoots and Shoes are also in slock ready for the full season. HATS It is conceded that our line of Men's and boys' Uuts is the most excellent In this county. Silk Huts, the new tall styles in Still iials, Slouches In various popular shades, Knockabouts, Caps, etc. iu Groceries we are always careful toselect the best, and our stock is always varied and fresh. Also a large stoek of Tobacco and Cigars. For the next few days you will And some tine bargains on our Bargain Counter. Ask to see them. STILL ON HANDI And willing to serve the public in theca pacity of a Jeweler, either in Repairing or Making Jewelry 1 Especial attention will be given to the sale and repairing of watches. Parties contem plating purchasing a reliable time-piece, either a W TCH OR CLOCK. would do well to give me a p all, as 1 wilt in the future have a nice line on hand? all glial anteed as represented. I have greatly en larged my Optical Department, and those in want of Spectacles and Eye-Glasses need not go farther, us most any one can tie suited from my stock. A nice line of Jewel ry and Silver Ware in stock. Call and sec me. G. K. LEWIS. DO YOU READ THE COSMOPOLITAN, That Bright, Sparkling Yonncr Magazine? rpllE Cheapest Illustrated Montnly in the J. world. &> cents a number. $2.40 per year. Enlarged. October, lhStf, to 12S Cages. The CmsMoI'OLITAN is literally what ihe .V. )'. Time a calls it, "At its price, the brightest, most varied anil i>est edited of the .Maga zines.'' An unusual opportunity. For new subscribers, for one year only : The Cosmopolitan, per year S 2 it) The Register, per year, '1 uu The price of the two publications I in We will furnish both lor only 3 40 This offer Is only to new subscribers to The Cosmopolitan, and only lor one year, "ihe Cosmopolitan" furnishes lor the tirst lime in magazine literature, a Splendidly lilustialed Periodical at a price hitherto deemed impos sible. Try u for a year. It will i?e a liberal educator to every member of the household, it will make the nights pass pleasantly. It will give you more lor the money than you ettn obtain In any other tortu. l>o \ou want a first-class Magazine, glvinK annually 1,530 pages by the ablest writers, with more than t.5ao illustrations, by the cleverest artists? as readable a Magazine as money can make ? a Magazine that makes a specialty ot live subjects? Send S3. 40 to this Office, and secure both the Cosmopolitan and the Register. NEW GOODSF LISTED! I^HE Little Store on'tving Street has just re ceived a fresh supply of New Notions. Call and see them. We have added a few other things, such as Nainsooks, l'lald Mus lins, India Linens, Swiss Embroideries. Nain sook and Hamburg Edges, Linen Edges. Val encies Laces. Come see them. A new sup ply of Ladles' Underwear. Chemises, Night Gowns, Skirts, Drawers, at low prices. Some thing new in Corset#. Madam Thompson's ??Health Bodice" with buttons instead of hooks. A variety of other ktndsof Corsets. Some nice, new Kuching and Silk Cords for ladies' dresses, from 6c up to 25c. Ladles' and Children's Hose. Something nice in Lunch and Traveling Baskets, Work and Fancy Bas kets A new supply of newest and best shades of Zeunyrs for Slun ber Robes or Afghans, at 1890 SPRING 1890 OPENING. We have received our Spring Stock of Readymade lothing , Piece Goods and Furnishing Goods. We can say we have the VERY BEST and NICEST line ever brought to this town. Suits for Men, Youths, Boys and Children at ALL prices. The best line of Gents' Furnishings in town, such as Kid, Calfskin, Goat, Cloth and other Gloves. Neckwear of all descriptions, Hosiery, Suspend ers, Valises, &c. In piece goods a complete stock. All we ask is a call and you will be convinced that the above is correct in all respects Thankful for past favors, we hope to merit a continuance. Respectfully S. P. HUMRICKHOUSE & SON, 5'erchant Tailors, Clothieis and Furnishers. SPHIIsTG, 1800. J. I). SWARTZ | desires to Inform ills friends and customers j that he has received his immense new line ol Spring Woolens, w hich have been selected with utmost care. We invite an inspection ot same and see the | newest styles ami learn our prices, as we are : prepared to furnish them at the Lowest Possible Prices, ?WITH? FIT, FINISH AND FASHION. .Satisfaction guaranteed i ?? every respect. j The latest styles and the LARGEST STOCK j to make your selection from for a spring suit. Also a large line of Gent's Furnishing Goods. An early call is respectfully requested. Yours truly, JOHN I). SWARTZ, Merchant Tailor and Gents' Outfitter, No, 21 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. ESTABLISHED IN 1868. JEFFERSON Sash, Door and Blind FACTORY. CALL FOR YOU It framing, Siding, Sheathing, Floor ing, Frames, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and Stair Work, Plastering Lath, Brick Tiles, Ac., tfcc., -AT John McKnight's, CH ARLESTOWN , 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. & O. Depot. Successor to C. H. McKnight & Co. CHARLES W.BROWN, THK Charlestown Jeweler, Offers to every one the choice of many gifts included in his im mense assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches. Breastpins, Earrings, Scarf pins, Cuff Bnttons, etc., Diamond Rings, Breastpins, Scarf Pins, Gold-lieaded Canes, Gold Eye Glasses and Spec tacles. A COMPLETE LINE OF SILVERWARE, direct from the manufacturers for Birthday and Wedding Presents. An early call is re spectfully requested. CHAS. AV. BROWN, 18 Washington St.. Charlestown. SURVEYING. PERSONS wishing old lines sur veyed, lost corners restored, land divided up, etc., can have the same done by calling on me. ?^Charges Moderate. GEO. W. BANKS, Principal Graded School, Shepherdstown, W. Ya. COAL! COAL! COAL! HAVE reduced prices on all grades of Coal and I have been especially careful in lurchaslngonly the very best quality, entire ly free from slate. Don't .fail to examine my stock and prices before purchasing. G.T. HODGES. SHINE UP.? A new stove polish, easily applied. Shines without rubbing, is last ing and has no unpleasant odor. Ilalf pints only 20 cents. Call to see how nicely it works at McMURRAN S DRUG STORE. Peculiar Many peculiar points make Hood's Sar aaparilla superior to all other medicines. Peculiar In combination, proportion, and preparation of ingredients,^^^^ Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses the full curative value of the best known remedies the vegetable king- dom. Peculiar in Its jr strength and economy? Hood's Sar ?aparija the only medi cine -of which can truly be said, . " One Hundred Doses On Dollar." Medicines in larger and smaller bottles require larger doses, and do not ^ ^/produco as good results as Hood's. I S PectiUar in its medicinal merits, j Hood's Sarsaparilla accomplishes cures hith ! erto unknown, and has won for itself S the title of "The greatest blood^^^t j purifier ever dlscovered."^^ Ay Peculiarin its "good name home,"? there is now ^^^nnorc of Hood's Sarsaparilla ^ sold in Lowell, where l^>^^it is made, than of all ' other blood purifiers.^/# A^^/peculiar in its phenome-^^^ ^^/nal record of sales abroad,^/ fA^^rno other preparation has ?^>^^evcr attained such popu ^rlzrlly In so short a time, ^ and retained its popularity ViJ^rand confidence among all classes /of people bo steadfastly. Do not be induced to buy other preparations, but be sure to get the Peculiar Medicine Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all drugget*- Jl; six for #5. l'reparoilonly by C. I. IIOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mui. IOO Doses One Dollar UPDEGRAFFS' One Price Cash Store. Spring Stylos, 1890. WRITE FOR SAMPLES OH INFORMA TION. EVERY ARTICLE PEOPLE WEAR, FROM BIRTH TO DEATH, EXCEPT LADIES HATS. THE LARGEST STOCK, THE GREATEST VARIETY, THE LOW EST PRICES, EVERY ARTICLE HAS THE PRICE HARKED ON IT IN PLAIN FIGURES. NO DEVIATION IN PRI' 1 S. I P Y< >U CAN'T C< ?M E T( ) SEE US. WIUTK US FOR SAMPLES ? )RINF( >RMA TlON. FIN EST, M EDI I'M ANDC't >M >1 < >N FA1JHICS IN EVERY LINEOF WEAR. LADIES DRESS GOODS, DOM ESTIC DRY GOODS, SILKS, SATINS, PLUsHES AND TRIM MINOS, NOTIONS, WRAPS AND GUM GOODS, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S" SH< <ES. HATS, CAPS AND SHOES. READY M A DE CLOTH I N'< i. GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. PIECE < iO< > 1 >S A ND TAILORING. WE BUY FOR CASH. AND SELL FOR CASH. NEITHER OUR CUSTOMERS NOR OURSELVES PAY EXTRA PROFITS To PAY FOR THE EXPENSES ? ?1 THE CREDIT SYSTEM, OR FOR THE GOODS OF THOSE WHO BOY ON CREDIT AND NEVER PAY. LOWEST CASH PRICES MARKED ON ? VERY ARTICLE, NO DEVI ATloN FROM THESE PRICES. UPDEG RAFF'S, One Price Cash Store, llasce l-tttown, M<l. Wyandottes EGGS! EGGS! From now until May 15th I will sell AVyandotte Kggs from choice birds for $1.00 per setting of 13 at the yards. No Cockerels but Wyandottes, hence no Mixture. Two pens of fine birds, well mated, j of strain from the originator. Will ! be pleased to have anyone call and i see my fowls. NO EGGS SHIPPED. W. MANNING LEMEN, Shepherdstown, W. Va. DON'T YOU KNOW THAT M. Palmbauni & Uro., CHARLESTOWN, W. VA.. have opened a large aud line nssort mt nt of New Dress Goods, Staple and I Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, a full j line of Gents' Furnishings, also men's i and boys' Pants, at such low prices that have never been heard of in JeHerson county? It will pay to give them a call and get some of their bargains. When you go to Charles town, always louk ior their sign. People's Bargain Store, NEXT HOOK lO WATSON HOUSE. PIANOS-ORGANS. The improved nu'tbo<i ol iaste uing string* of Pianos, Invented l>> Uh, is oue ol the most Important lmpiovements ever made, mak IiiK the instrument more richly musical In tone, mure durable, aim less liable to gel out of tunc. Both the Mason a Hamlin Organs and Pi anos excel chh lly in that which Ik the chief excellence in any musical iimtruim nt. qual ity of tone. Other things, though important, are much less so than this. An instrument wi'h unmusical tones cannot he g<? d. lllus , tialed catalogues of new styles, introduced 1 thin seasou, sent tree. MASON & HAMLIN Organ and Piano Co., BOSTON. NEW YORK. CHICAGO. I ? SALESMEN WANTED to sell our hardy varieties of choice Nursery Mock. Best | specialties. No experience necessary. spe , clal advantage to beginners. Extra Induce ments. Pay weekly, situation permanent. : Best terms. Best outfit tree. We guarantee what we advertise. Address, at once. Cil.EN BK08., Nurserymen, Rochester, N. Y. (This house is reliable.) UiAIITCn I Salesmen to sell our Choice IV All I CU i Nursery stock. All goods uuar anteed tinst-clas*. < ?food salaries and excuses. or a liberal commission paid. No experience necessary. Write for terms, giving age, and secure > our choice ol Territory. G. L. KNIGHT A CO., 100 Park Avenue, Rochester, N. 1 . C^OOLEY Creamer, Davis Swing Churn j Butter Workers, Printers, and all Dairy | Goods, for sale by C. 1). WYSONG, Agent, Shepherdstown, W. \ a. I Jan. 31, 1880? ini THE YEARS OF YOUTH. The yearn of Youth? how dear they seem. In daily thought and midulght dream ! How oft we live their pleaures o'er? How oft draw out from memory's more Borne treaure prized above the rest. In those fall days when we were blest With hearts untouched by Ills that now Show on the troubled face and brow. The years of Youth a thousand themes Give to our waking and our dreams ; We live among their golden hours, Blest with their sunshine and ther flowers, Aud walk their fields and solitudes, And ream with loved ones through the woods, And hear the birds that for us suug. And feel again that we are young! First love don't die, old loveis know. Aud at this date our cheeks will glow At thought of these enchantiug days, When on our bright and blooming ways. We found fair tutors to impart Love's knowledge to the willing heart? The flist sweet lessons lliat, as men. We'll near forget was taught us then ! Oh, those glad times of youthful years? of no misgivings and no tears! Of new-born hoi>eB and sunny smiles. Of no untruths and wicked wiles; Of love that still retains iis seat. And still Is fresh and warm and sweet, while later joys have had their day, And passed from memory away ! A TINY CHILD-SOLDIER. Summer of 1364 I But though the skies were blue and cloudless and j the earth radiant in her robe of green, with iiowers beautiful and fra grant on her bosom, the hearts of men and women were heavy and sor rowful, for the rolling smoke of can non hid the very heavens and strains redder than the field poppies, dyed the grass, while the rattle of mus ketry and the tread of inarching men drowned the songs of the birds and the sound of weeping startled them into silence. The far hills of Virginia looked down on carnage and sights ; too pitiful to name, and her rivers ran red with the blood of many a gal lant soldier for whom a gray-haired mother or a tender wife and little : children wept in their far northern home or mourned beneath the sunny ! skies of Dixie. I But nestling close to the rugged side of the mountain, like u sparrow s nest under the grim butternes of i some old castle, the little village of Cloverside heard only from afar those ' dreadful sounds that toltl of death and sorrow. Sometimes a newly raised resilient, marching down to join the forces about Richmond, would go by gay in uniform and Mut tering flags? alas, alas! how soon to have their bravery torn by shot and diuimcd with bloody dew. These splendid cavalcades went by watched with frantic envy by two big eyes like twin wood violets from the window of a pretty white house that stood half way up the mountain, and was the home of one fair, gentle lady to whom Manassas had meant widow hood. These pretty, wistful eyes were the baby's, whose heart swelled at the martial music until it grew too much for a four-year-old to stand and so he declared his fixed and des perate resolution to become "a soldier too." Mamma caught the tiny form with the eager face to her breast, ! thinking of other mothers whose sons had once been innocent little chil- i dren, too, and who now, perhaps, lay on some battlefield with their faces turned upward to the sky, and a bul j let in the quiet hearts. Arid her own eyes were dim for a soldier who marched away one bright spring day ; to return no more to that loving household on the mountain. But the babv was firm, so mamma fastened a marvelous uniform for her ! warrior, with glittering buttons and a colonel's star, and grandma, on i | condition that it be not removed , ! from the scabbard, lent a "really" ! ' sword, which had been to Mexico ! with grandpa when he went long ago ! with (ieneral Taylor. A drum of Aunt Dicey's own loving manufacture land presented with her black face gleaming with satisfaction, and a big hat contributed by sister Lizzie, who cheerfully turned her own and only I Gainsborogh, which, with its curling ' feather, bad been the pride of her heart, into a cavalryman's dashing chapeau, completed the equipment of the bold soldier. He was not a terrifying object though, for his eyes were blue and innocent and his hair fell curling in lung, bright strands from under hie big hat, while his mouth was. like a \ rosebud trying to frown fiercely and ' his chubby hands were only just able to drag the heavy sword in a very un military fashion after bim. So all the long, bright summer, the baby played at war and drilled the maple trees on the lawn with great severity and diligence until if they were not ready to march away and strike a blow for their country, it was cer tainly not the fault of their gallant little commander. He patrolled the premises like a faithful sentinel and >;ave his admiriug women folks his frequent and solemn promise to stand by and protect them should occasion arise. And sure enough, dark and gloomy on the page of the future was written the coming of an hour when Clover side was to be the scene of the rneet of two hostile forces. ^?ot very large ones, to be sure, only two skirmish ing parties, but led by desperate men and composed of others sworn to vengeance for personal wrongs suf fered at foeman's hands. This hour came just as the summer lay a dying, beautifully telling even in her decay, for nature crowned the passing sea son's brow with her choiceest glories to hide, as it were its fading. The baby's maple squad had put off its dress of riflemen's green and stoo*1 bright and ruddy in artillery scarlet, while banners of many hued leaves and vines swung lightly from the i mountain's side. Close to the pretty singing brook that wound its silver ribbon about the foot of the prim old mountain were planted one day dread ful wide-uiouthed connon ? with a horrid threat in each dark throat blots in the peaceful scene and a hun- 1 dred or more of stern-voiced, gloomy eyed men, stood behind thein wait ing for the foe. who was coming pres ently down the road. The sun rose higher and higher, veiling its face from what was to come in a purple haze, when rramp. tramp came the advancing enemy, marching down to what each man knew would in all j probability be a battle unto death for in order to pass it was neces sary to take the l attery that held the narrow road. Kach party reserved its lire by or der. and only the tread of feet, the gleam of fixed bayonets and a low growling of commands from an officer here and there betrayed the errand , of these invaders of that quiet spot But as the two lines of set. defiant faces glared into each other some thing happened, (hit from the su mach bushes on the side of the road marched a tiny ligure. bravely drag- ? ging after it through thedust a sword. The big hat with its Haunting feather had fallen over one blue eye. but the others glanced joyously from one body of soldiers to the other. He marched with great dignity between the two lines and paused about to ' speak when forward ran every mau from both sides and closed upon him. But oh! no harm was meant, for the baby form and little face had awakened lender memories of Mich another at home, as of one's own happy childhood in every breast, and with a common impulse to suatch him from his perilous place, each bounded forward, f*-a rf u I lest the other .-ide open lire ami a shot pierce that tiny soldier's uniform. But the crowd of mingled blue and gray-clad men gave back quickly, when a Hy ing figure, with gay turban all array and checked dress, sailing in it* self created breeze, dashed in its midst. "Gimme that child here," cried Aunt Dicey hysterically. "Tun round here, my angel pettikius, an' let yo' mammy see if dese here scamps done hu t my sugur lump." She examined the child carefully and then, holding him while that valiant warrior wept loudly and bit terly, harratigued the soldiers. "You'se a pretty lot, ain't yer now? C'omiu' here gittin' up a fuss right 'fo' 'spectable people, till 1 declar'dis yer baby had ter come ter shame you. Its low-borued, dat's wa't it 'tis, an' its me Aunt Dicey, wa't tells you so, right in yo' impident faces. Cl'ar out of here now. and jus' take dis f'um me? ef you'd a hurt er hair of dis here budy's head, 'twouldn't a been his tight no iiio'. You'd a had me to set tle with, an' I tells yer. men. I'd a tore ile las' one of you f'arly in two, an' dat's de tree wif de bark on it. -Now I'm gwine take dis chile home to his ma, an' you jus' better pick up your weppins, an' go long an' tend to yo' business, (limine dat sword here!" And off went the heroic old woman with her struggling, shrieking charge, followed by shouts of ungovernable laughter, which, however, won 110 notice from thcdisdAinful Aunt Dicey. The soldiers then stood looking wistfully at each other, and glancing with eyes filled with dew that took nothing from their manhood at the big hat which had fallen off and been forgotten during the owner's late un fair contest with his dusky conqueror and now lay in the dust. Very rever ently a soldi<*r in gray raised it up and held it, while another in blue stuck the loosened leather back in place. The two bands then formed in silence and with no longer any de sire for battle marched away in oppo site directions, but ere the orders to move were given, a white-haired colo nel stepped forward and raised his shabby cap. Ile only said, with one hand pointing to Heaven, while the others listened with drooped hands: "Boys, something comes back to me to-day that I heard long years ago at my own good mother's knee, something that ends with 'And a lit tle child shall lead them.' " Advice to Girl*. We beg ail the girls in the land to read the following sensible thoughts from an exchange: Men who are worth having, want women for wives. A bundle of gew gaws, bound witii a string of flaps and quavers, sprinkled with cologne and set in a carmine saucer? this is no help for a man who expects to raise a family of boys on bread and meat. The piano und lace frames are good in their places, and so are the frills and tinsels; but you cannot make a dinner of the former, nor a bed blanket of the latter; and awful as such an idea may seem to you. both the dinner and the bed-blankets are necessary to domestic happiness. Life has its realties a- well as fancies, but you make it all decoration, re membering the tassels and the cur tains. but forgetting the bedsteads. Sappcse a man of good sense and good prospects to be looking for a wife ? what chance would you have? You may catch him or you may trip him. but how much better to uiake it an object for iiim to catch you. Ben der jourself worth catching, and you will not need a shrewd mother or brother to help you find a market." "Now children," said the good man. "I have told you where the good boys and where the bad boys go. Which would you choose?" "Please, sir. I'd rather go to the circus," answered the little boy in the back sea'. j By the way, it is supposed that a hen lays an egg because she can't 1 stand it on end. Mr. and Mrs. Bowser. When I have a sick headache 1 know eiactly what will happen when I Mr. Bowser readies home. He will let himself in at the front door, hang up his coat and hat, walk through to the pitting room and seeing me on the lounge with my head tied up will gare at me for a minute without speaking. Tken he will finally re mark : "Didn't 1 tell you so?" -What?" ,-You got your feet wet." "Oh. no, Mr. liowser." "Then you went out bareheaded, or you have been eating ice-cream or i some other balderdash." "On the contrary, 1 have been very, very careful." "Oil. yep, you women are always very, very careful. If a giant wh? to expose himself the way you do he'd be dead in six months. Had the doc' tor ?" "No." "That's it ! Want to let the typhoid fever get hold of you, don't you? What's Dr. "s telephone uutu ber?" "Don't call a doctor. My head is much better than it w?s, and 1 shall be all right to-morrow." "Well, if you are not I'll call two of theui and have you taken to the hos pital. 1 have no pity on any one who will go sloshing around the way you do. 1 was intending to go to the tlie ater to-night, and here 1 come home and find you flattened out, perhaps to develope a case of yellow fever or small-pox." Mr. Bowser goes tramping around to find fault with his supper, with the cook, with .the baby, with the fur nace and with everything else which he happens to think of. and the even ing ik rendered very cheerful and happy. ..I to W looking down the utreet when Mr. Bow.er get. off the car 1 can tell whether he ha. a headaohe or not. He come. .lump ing .long, arm. hanging clow", e ? on the sidewalk, and "? 1 "I""" door for him he growtaout : "Lemuie git on to that lounge a. , boon as pos*ible. 'Tin next door to death "Have you bee., hurt, Mr Bo* \*V*-So. Got a headache. Whole top I head ieloo?.. 1 think lam dy I "T held him off with lib coat, get hi the lounge, pull off hta gal ?? tnek hi and then I oan . help saying : I "Didn't I tell you ho . "W? what?" "You've been caret*** again. ?t in your office with your fee. out ?( the window, or you held h . hunk Ice on your lap. or yon mood In a puddle ol water in your hare fe.t. It's a wonder to ine that any man liven to the age of ?0. "O-o-o-oli !" he groan*. "That'* it ! Got th<> black plague or the Asiatic cholera hold of you, probably! I was going oyer to Mrs. Cato's tonight to a progress, veieucbre. but thi.?poibit all. I'll have three doctor, u,. after tea. and haveth. ambulance come at the name tune. Then Mr. Bowser ?hed* tears, and I Ko and beat a brick for hi* feettie H towel around hi* head, send baby up stairs and stop the clock so that nothing may annoy him. don't suppose that'one ' " . a hundred wt? out to #nd fault around the hone". It " j""1 '' J w?v you know. They ?re bo.?, and tbe'y (eel that they inu.t keep thi. fact duly linprewed on the mlml. of !w, wive.. .No hu.baud b eve, ? * blame for any accident ^ house. The wife a way. ... For in .tance, a water pipe .down In the ha.eiuent buret the other day. .Mr HowRer got home ju.t a. I ?. a to telephone him. ..pipe bu.ted : Who bll.ted it? he .houted a. he pulled off hb overcoat. "Why, no on".'' "Ye* they did! Water-pipe* don t bu.t Without heir I ?ome of you have been knocking on that pipe with a hammer.' I went down and showed him that | the leak wa* at a point where none of u* could possibly reach It, but he re plied : , . . "Well, some of you are certainly to blame for it. That s the *ay~ 1 u'tunte i i.avejhe hou.c jomc-hlng phlui'ber around here for a week for a week or more, with a bill ? > > or fifty dollar? V The back kitchen door had to be taken off it. hinge, and little, and in r^-nanging it Mr. Ho r^.na hurry and only put one ! crew in the lower hinge. The cook found the other* and laid them Ide One day. after he bad Ko? home dinner, the door fell -kew, as might have been expected. ? Now, what have you done shouted Mr. Bowser to me as the cook came in and reported. ?I_I didn't break the door "You didn't ! Then who d.d . "You didn't put the screw* back when you rehuntc it I didn't t I " bet you a billion dollars I did. *ou are the <^k went deliberately to work and took those trews out in order to destroy some , thinK. It is a wonder we have a roof Wt over our heads. Next thing you'll be knocking down ?oine of the partition walla One day a center piece on one of ? the bed room ceilings felt to the floor.? Knowing Mr. Bowsers pecu. Haritie* I left ma ter* untouched un I tii he came home to dinner. 'This i* a nice state ol affairs be exclaimed, a- be looked Into the bed r?"Wby didn't you knock all the chimney* off the bouse while you were about it J "What diil 1 have to do with it, Mr. Bou>er *" "Weren't you ri^lit here all the time? Did 1 do it. Did baby do it Did some of the neighbors conie in and knock it dowu with a crow bar f 1 "It fell because it was poorly put up in the first place." "It fell. Mr*. Bowser, because you got the step ladder and cliiuped up through the scuttle-hole and went walking across the joists in the attic. 1 expect to come hoiue any day and find the house iu ruin*." But Mr Bowser goes even further than this sometimes. One day a high wind blew down a portion of the l?a ck fence, and when he caiue home he stood and gaz<*d at the wreck for a moment and then turned on me with : "Well, what less could have been expected ?* "What do you mean, Mr. Bow ser ?" "Oh, it's all right! You just keep on and see how you will oouie out !" "But did 1 blow thnt fence down, Mr. Bowser?" "Did 1 ? You were here all the time. You say it was the wind, but where ar your proof* * Why didn't you wreck the barn while you were nbout it ?" And one evening when he came home looking out of sorts and 1 asked if hiin tiling was wrong he snapped lUe up with : "Boil coming on my leg !" "That's too bad." "Yes uui I understand !'' "What do you mean, Mr. Bow ser f* "Never you mind. Yo ukeep right on see where you will end/' "But am 1 to blame that \ou have a boil on your leg 7" "It's all right, Mrs. Bowser ?" I can see through a mill-stone as far as the next man." "Mr. Bowser, you don't mean to in hill " 1 hat nail right. Just keep right a?a\ from me ! I have long had my auspicious, and t hiH confirm* them. I 11 look over my accounts to-night ami have a plain talk with you in the morning." ? ? The Women Men Want. A correspondent has the following to hay : "Men often admire women for th?*ir intellectual culture, their ta?ie in matter! of dress; but they do not love women because they |a>ss*?s tin-he distinguished qualities. Mrainy wouien, so called, have a great many admirem, hut they are not In demand in the matrimonial market ; at leaat the} are not fought over to auv great extent. liusines* men want wives who are competent to manage the domestic end of their business; and not ouch as have to !*? managed, by the men, or who want to manage all or nothing. The latter usually wreck the business of the firm, or keep the man In such a ht ate of worry that he only gets along tolerably well A sensitive, sensible business man doenn t want a wife who possesses the head of the domestic concern; who carries the purse and the night key, and practically wears the trouaera. There are some men who like such * iveit. but they are exceptions to the rule. 1 he bent husbands In the laud waut wiveh w ho ure intelligent, practical and affectionate; who lake pride in their home*, led an fntereit in the success of their* husbands, and are ready to share either fortune or ndr fortune. Such a woman is brave, g? nerotis and Independent, and will i command the respect of any honeiu, courteous man In the laud. It will not be asked to her whether she speaks J' reuch or plays hi^h cIhkk music on the piano. A man wants a wife of whom he is proud, either ut home or abroad He wants her to be neat, tidy, a well mannered. It is not really necessary that she l?e pretty, hut she must be agreeable, of kindly disposition, lov ing ami aQecUonate. The woman hiio ic titling herself for the position of *iie Miouid oe careful not to l>ark ver> heavily on eitner her petty face or good siiape, nor #?ven on her board ing scuool accomphshmeiits. There are good enough to secure pa-nlng admiration, but they are not Just the point a sensible man looks for when he starts out to select a wife. He prefers good, every day common S^nse. gentleness of disposition, and soulful affection. An old negro of Albauy was brought up on a charge of stealing and tried In the Huperior Court dur ing Judge Wright's time. Tiie case was presented to the court by a prominent young lawyer, the solictor, and the old negro was ordered to stand up. "Have you a lawyer?" asked the court. ">'aw, sah.'' "Are you able to employ one f "Maw, sab.'1 "Do you want a lawyer to defend your case f ".Not partickler, sah." "Well, what do you propose to do about the case V "We? II? II," with a yawn, as if wearied of the thing. "I'm willin' to drap de case, s'fur as I'm conaarned. ' The man who sneaks through life, unwilling to express his genuine sen* timenta through fear of becoming un popular with the rabble, la beneath the respect of every intelligent Indi vidual and should be ostracized by all truly intellectual persona. Magistrate (to police officer)? Are you sure that the prisoner was drank Officer ?bit drunk your honor? Hbure af he ad spoke through the tilipboue the brith uy i'm ud av made the polea j e tagger.