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e"sTABLISHED .849. ~ ~ ~ MONTAN. SEMPER LIBER!.
II. L SNYDER, PUBLISHER SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA.t FRIDAY, MAY 9. 1890.
Ucgistcr.
TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVAsv E
NEW VOL. 25? NO. 32.
GEORGE W. GRAHAM,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
II akper# First, W. Va.
. i ?tt*nt ion given to Pensions, Bonn
, gpiimt the United States. am
^u?* YmtosOT Western Lands, before th<
?^Un;tumce. lf
The Entler Hotel,
SlIfTHERPSTOWN, w. va.,
j[as Heen Ke-opened
lJfr t new management and with new fur
niture throughout. Every effort for
the comfort of guest* will
he made.
j v I It I MFI.L, l*r?>|?rl?*lor.
Sample Room on First Floor.
McKEE BROTHERS.
, s il.E, 1" I BLE ANI) TREBLE SHOVEL
IKON PLOWS.
V KI *H"VEL 1'LOW BLADES AND
BI LL TONGUES.
. .?>>. HALTERS. LINKS. JOCKEY
, , KSt HIV FIFTH. LOG AND COW
; ;i.\ . N *-. sl'REA DERS AND BREAST
CHAINS.
. TZ. FAT. RIK?T 1IAMES, COLLAR
l'A 1)S.
uIOIIKLLKK MANURE AND PITCH
FORKS.
. tj>Ks "?MAKING FORKS, GARDEN
M ?! - AND TROWELS. LAWN
\| i >M KHS AND LAWN RAKES.
MM; SHEARS AND TREE TRLM
M ERS.
. [HtflNU. DUSTING AND WHITE
WASH HRUSHES.
. y.W KINtiING MOl*S, TUBS. BUCKETS.
- u KINGERS AND CHURNS.
akbed and ribbon fence wire.
\ : K V D l'A I NTS, OIL, GLASS AND
; I V. liKAMTE FLOOR PAINT AND
u ... .1. STAINS. AND PAINT
HRUSHES.
l'A VETO WN LIME,
v \t; PLASTER. WHITE SAND AND
CEMENT.
Mckee Brothers,
HA(i KRSTOWN, MIX
SPECIAL NOTICE.
New Stock of Goods.
A].;hs .gents- AND CHILDREN'S
SHOES and RUBBERS,
Confectioneries, Notions, Groceries,
Cigars and Tobacco,
Yl KXITUEE
-AND
SEWING MACHINES.
I .MAKE ALL KINDS OF
Boots and Shoes to Order.
Mr John W. Harp, win se workmanship la
? ? *n, is Still With me. We put Oil the
> with Patent Fasteners free of charge.
;v,?:rir.i{ neatly and promptly done. Good*
9 . -ij ft k will be furnished on short no
??* I w.il ?ell any of these goodsat the very
prices, t all and see for vourself.
J.S. FLEMING.
New Stock
-OF
GOODS.
ur returned from the city and just com
;? ; filing a full and complete line of
I ?'?, bought at lowest possible prices, and
* .:*??. 1 at the closest living profit. our
embraces everything usually found In
?country store. Tiz:
I BY G(h ?1>S.
.notions,
lit )? >T?? AND SHOES.
RUBBER GOODS.
bat* AND CAI'S.
KENS WARE.
WOODEN WARE.
HARDWARE.
i;>ware.
FAINTS AND OILS,
PATENT MEDICINES,
DRUGS,
' 'THING,
FURNITURE.
ToliACCO AND CIGARS.
, "thins we have added to, and are of
?' * the Who)* extremely low to close It
^ i examination of my st??ck Is solicited,
I ?-i ? prices to compare favorably
* any house in county. Country pr?-luce
* :n exchange tor goods. Cull and
*? Respectfully.
J. s. MEL VI N.
(t?. Nov.
Garden Seeds?1890.
I tRiiEsunply just received and for sale
?1 raj, ( i|,|y M1ch varieties as have been
? 1 found to be of good <|uallty, produc
? iitetl to this climate and soil, have
M'i;i!ht. Hence, they are confidently
'ii' i. tied as reliable. All but a few
?' "??* is iiMve been bought by the pound
"? W. so that buyers may get more seed
^ Mime money, by saving the cost of
t ' printing mid puttiug up into small
? "****? 'lie following pure and reliable
Beets, Cabbage,
nigs. Celery, Sweet Corn.
?>kia," Onions,
i'eppers, Parsnips,
Tomatoes, Turnips,
-whiles. Cucumbers, Pumpkins,
Will. Ill: KHUN I> AT
"eMURRAN's Drug Store.
. ? <im
CARPETS.
* ami finest stock of Body, j
'al*!>try and Velvet Brussels, Mo
? Ingrain and good Home- j
uia*l?? ( 'arpets this side of Phil
adelphia can be seen at
-V. YINGLING'S
CARPET STORE,
hAi.KUst< )WN, MARYLAND.
* pf ? <?!> Hre on an average of ten percent
** '->*? city houses. Hewill make lttothe
"?'of tin- Housekeepers of Jtlfersoi) and
counties to cull and seehisstock
*?nt of Carpt ting. lie takes gua
. u showing goods and making every
" ?t liome at his place of business.
1). s. KENTCH,
' ' ' J* of the Peace, Notary Public,
for the Mutual Life In
surance Co. of New York.
*i
?'? attention to all business con
? ' *[JMhe above otHces. Beinga bonded
Klve special attention to collec
? ' and hccou nts received, with or
. Process of Uw. Charges moderate
. H ompt ret cms made.
NOTICE.
ui \V*' turkeys, Kggs from pure-bred
?outl. Kockh. Light Brahmas. Wynn
r.',e leghorns, Koueu and IV kin
Ht V,... xlra n"e Berkshire Pigs. Also
4?V,. UJ!K Cattle, some of them well-bred
'*? r or sale by
C. 1>. WYSONG,
Usm?j, Shepherd* town, W. Va.
^ 'lid lar*e supply of Drugs
J,?diciues just received at
McMUHKAK'S.
Again to the Front!!
Landreth's Fresh 6arden Seed. [
Notadollar's worth of old seed offered.
All this February's purchase.
Stock varied and" complete of
standard sorts.
D..na First in the Market, Ked-Speck
Dcallo Jed Valentine, I,andreth'BScarlet,
Landreth's Violet, 1 .andrelh's Pinkeye-Wax,
new Improved Golden Wax, I.arge Lima,
Grease-back.
D.-q Extra Early Great Ylelder*. Amerl
i tdo can Wonder, Little Uem, premium
Gem. 1'rlde of the Market, stratagem, Sun
rise.
Pnrn Adams Extra Early, Early Market,
Will Extra Early Narragansett sugar.
Early Crosby sugar, Landretli sugar. Early
Mammoth sugar, Stowclls Evergreen.
Root Egyptian, Eclipse, Bassano or Extra
DvCl Early Turnip, Blood Ked.
P a hk 3 no Landreth's Earliest, select very
LdUUdyK t,|,r[V Jersey Wakefield, loirge
York, All the year round. Wlntngstadt, Large
Jersey Wakelleld, Mat ket Gardener's Large
Late Flat Dutch. Market Gardener's Large
1 jite Drumhead. Bloorasdale Large Late Flat
Dutch. Bloomsdale 1-arge Late Drumhead,
Landreth's l^arge Late Mountain, Drumhead
savoy.
Tomato
Piirnmhpr I -a ml ret lis first,
UUCUUlUCi spine improved,
I oHiiao Blooomsdale Kellable, i .audreths
LtltUlc Forcing, Early Curled Slberlau.
Celery. Watermelon and Canteloupe seed,
sugar I'arsnlp. Ked upright Pepper, Im
proved. Kadixbes In va* iety? Earliest .short
top. White Turnip, French Breakfast, White
Lady Finger, Early Long scarlet, Golden
Globe. Salsify.
These seed we are otlering as cheap as we
can. when we consider their purity and
froabneiw. 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.
Kespectfully,
DK. GIBSON
Druggist,
Shepl.erdstown, W. Va.
M.B. BAKER
Acme, Trophy, Pargaon.
Early White
Long Green
Desires to announce to his customers and the
public generally that he 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 al
the new shades, with handsome Flushes 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 ol Trimmings
of all kinds.
lied and white Flannels, Canton, single and
double face. Full line of Underwear for men.
women and children, in the Dry Goods De
partment may be tound 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 ladles'
fall and winter Shoes latest styles and at all
prices. We make a sociality 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 aud coarse Boots our
stock is already large, but we are constantly
adding to it. A particularly fine line of men's
fine 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
county. Silk Hats, the new (all styles in
stitt Hats, Slouches in various popular
shades, Knockabouts, Caps, etc.
In Groceries we are always careful toseleet
the best, and our stock is always varied aud
fresh. Also u large stock of Tobacco and
Cigars.
For the next few days you will 11 ml some
fine bargains on our Bargain Counter. Ask
to see theui.
STILL ON HAND!
Anil willing to serve the public In the ca
pacity uf? Jeweler, either In
Repairing or Making Jewelry !
Especial attention will be given to the sale
and repairing of watches. Parties contem
plating purchasing a reliable time-pieces
either u
WATCH OK CLOCK.
would do well to give me a {call, as 1 wlli in
the lutare have a nice line on hand ? ailguui
anteed as represented. I have greatly en
larged my Optical Department, and those In
want oi
Spectacles and Eye-Glasses
need not go farther, as most any one can be
suited from my stock. A nice line of Jewel
ry and silver Ware in stock. Call and see
me. G. K. LEWIS.
DO YOU READ
THE COSMOPOLITAN,
list Bright, Sparkling Tons; Hagaiiii!
rpiiE Cheapest Illustrated Monthly in the
J. world. ?>centsa number. $2.10 per year.
Enlarged. October, lt*M), to 12s Pages. The
COSMOPOLITAN is literally what the X 1'.
calls it, "At its price, the brightest,
most varied and best edited of the Maga
zines.'' Au unusual opportunity. For new
subscribers, for one year only :
The Cosmopolitan, per year $ 'J -to
"1 lie llegister, per year, 2 00
The price of the two publications 4 w
We will furnish both tor only 3 40
This offer is only to new subscribers to The
Cosmopolitan, and only lor one year. "The
Cosmopolitan" furnishes lor the iirst time in
magazine literature, a Splendidly lllustialed
Periodical at a price hitherto deemed impos
sible. Try it for a year, it will be a liberal
educator to every member of the household,
j It will make the nights pass pleasantly. It
I will give you more lor the money than you
| can obtain in any other form. L>o vou want
a lust-class Magazine, giving annually 1,530
- pages by the ablest writers, with more than
j i.5<w illustrations, by the cleverest artists?
I as readable a Magazine as money can make
?a Magazine that makes a specialty of live
j subjects?
Send $3.40 to this Office, and secure both
the Cosmopolitan and the Register.
" NEW GOODS I
LISTED!
ri'HE Little Store on King Street has Just re
JL ceived a fresh supply of New Notions.
1 Call and see them. We have added a few
other things, such as Nainsooks, I'laid Mus
lins. India Eiueus, Swiss Embroideries. Nain
j sook and Hamburg Edges, Linen Edges. Val
encies Laces. Come see them. A new sup
ply of Ladies' Underwear, Chemists, Night
Gowns, Skirts, Drawers, at low prices. Some
thing new In Corsets. Madam Thompson's
"Health Bodice" with buttons Instead of
hooks. A variety of other kinds of Corsets.
Some nice, new Kuching and Silk Cords for
ladles' dresses, from 5c up to 25c. Ladies' and
1 Children's Hose. Something nice in Lunch
I and Traveling Baskets, Work and Fancy Bas
kets. A new supply of newest and best shades
1 of Zepnyrs for Slun ber Robes or Afghans, at
I lowest prices for cash. Come see them at
I ELLEN V. WELSHANS'.
1890 SPRING 1890
OPENING.
We have received our Spring Stock
of
Readymade lothing ,
Piece Goods and Furnishing Goods.
We can say we have the \ ERi
BEST and NICEST line ever brought
to this town. Suits for Men, ^ ouths,
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,
Merchant Tailors, Cloth lei* and Furnishers.
SPRI 3STO-,
1 BOO.
.J. D. SWARTZ
desires to Inform his friend* and customers
that lie lias received his Immense new lineol
Spring Woolens,
which have l>een selected with utmost care.
We invite an inspection of same nn<l see the
newest styles and learu our prices, us we are
prewired to furnish them at the
Lowest Possible Prices,
?WITH?
FIT, FINISH AND FASHION.
Satisfaction guaranteed in every respect.
The latest styles and the
LARGEST STOCK
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. 24 W. Washington St,. Hagerstown, Md.
ESTABLISHED IN 1868.
JEFFERSON
Sasli, Door and Blind
FACTORY.
CALL FOK YOU It
Framing, Siding, Sheathing, Floor
ing, Frames, Sash, Blinds, Doors,
Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and
Stair Work, Plastering Lath,
Brick Tiles, etc. , Ac.,
-AT?
John McKnight's,
CHARLESTOWN, \Y. 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,
T1IK
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 Buttons, etc.,
Diamond Rings, Breastpins,
Scarf Pins,
Gold-headed Canes,
Gold Eye Glasses and Spec
tacles.
A COMPLETE LINE OK
SILVERWARE,
direct from the manufacturers ;
for Birthday and Wedding
Presents. An early call is re
spectfully requested.
CHAS. W. BROWN,
1*2 Washington St., Charlestown.
sueveyIm^
1JERSONS 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 (jraded School,
Shepherdstown. W. Ya.
COAL! COAL! COAL!
HAVE reduced prices on all grades of Coal
and 1 have been especiaTily careful in
Murchasingonly the very ?<eut quality, entire
i y free from slate. Don't .fail to examine my
stock and prices before purchasing.
U.T. HODGES.
SUINE UP.? A new Wove polish, easily
applied. Shine* without rubbing, is last
ing and has no unplea^nt odor. Half pints
only 2V cents. Call to see how nicely it works
at MCML'HKA.N'S DKl'G STOKK.
I
Dyspepsia
Make* the lives of many people miserable,
and often leads to self-destruction. Distress
I after eating, sour stomach, sick headache,
j heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint, "all gone"
feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, and Irregu
larity of the bowels, are
Distress gome of the more common
After symptoms. Dyspepsia does
? . . not get well of Itself. It
Eclting requires careful, persistent
attention, and a remedy like Ilood's Sarsa
i parilla, which acts gently, yet surely and
efficiently. It tones the stomach and other
organs, regulates the digestion, creates a
good appetite, aud by thus Sick
overcoming the local syinp
toms removes the iympa-?08O8Che
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
U r+? distressed me, or did me
little good. In an hour
Olirn after eating I would expe
rience a faintness, or tired, aii-gono feeling,
as though I 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. I.ast .
spring I took Hood's Sarsa- StOITiaCh
I rilla? took three bottles. It did mo an
immense amount cf good. It gave mo an
' appetite, and my food relished and satisfied
the craving I had previously experienced."
JJeorge A. Page, Watertown, Mass.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by all druggists, f 1 ; ?lx for gS. Prepared only
ky C. I. IIOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Kut.
100 Doses One Dollar
UPDEGRAFFS
One Price Cash Store.
Spring Styles, 181)0.
WHITE FOR 8 AMPLE* OH INFORMA
TION.
EVERY ARTICLE PEOl'LE WEAR,
FROM BIRTH To DEATH,
EXCEPT LADIES HATS.
THE LARGEST STOCK,
THE GREATEST VARIETY,
THE LOWEST PRICES,
EVERY ARTICLE HAS THE PRICE
MARKED ON IT IN PLAIN FIGURES.
No DEVIATION IN PRICES.
IF YOU CAN'T COME TO SEE US.
W R I T E US FOR SAMPLES OH INFORM A -
TION.
FINEST*. MEDIUM AND COMMON
FABRICS IN EVERY LINEOF WEAR.
LADIES DRESS GOODS.
DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
SILKS, SATINS, PLUSHES AND TRIM
MINGS,
NOTIONS, WRAPS AND HUM GOODS,
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S* SHOES.
HATS, CAPS AND SHOES.
READ YM A DE CLl JTH 1 NO.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
PIECE GOODS AND TAILORING.
WE BUY FOR CASH, AND SELL FOR
CASH. NEITHER OUR CUSTOMERS NOR
OURSELVES PAY EXTRA PROFITS Tc
PAY FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE
CREDIT SYSTEM. OR F< >R THE Oi ?c ?DS OF
THOSE WHO BUY ON CREDIT AND
NEVER PAY. LOWEST CASH PRICES
j MARKED OX EVERY ARTICLE. NO DEVI
1 ATIoN FROM THESE PRICES.
UPDEG RAFF'S,
One Price Catth Store,
II&Kerotowii, Mil.
Wyandottes
EGGS! EGGS!
From now until May 1 5th I will soil
Wyandotte Eggs from choice birds
for 61.00 per setting of 13
at the yards.
No Cockerels but Wyandottes,
hence no Mixture.
Two pens of fine birds, well mated,
of strain from the originator. Will
he pleased to have anyone call and
see my fowls.
NO EGGS SHIPPED.
W. MASSING LEMES,
Shepherdstown, W. Ya.
DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT
M. Palmbauni & liro.,
CH AKLKST* )WN, W. V A.,
have opened a large and fine assort
mt nt of Sew Dress Goods, Staple and
Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, a full
line of Gents' Furnishings, also men's
and hoys' Pants, at such low prices
that have never been heard of in
J e tier son county ? It will pay to give
them a call and get some of their
bargains. When you go to Charles
town, always look lor their sign.
People s Bargain Store,
.NKXT DOOK 10 WATSON HoL'sK.
PIANOS-ORGANS.
The improved method of fastening strings of
Pianos, invented by us, Is oue oi the most
Important Improvements ever made, mak
ing the instrument more richly musical in
lone, more durable, and less liable to get out
ol tune.
Both the Mason A Hamlin Organs and Pi
anos excel chiefly in that which is the chief
excellence in any musical instrument, qual
ity of tone. Other things, tuough lmpoi tant,
are much less so than this. An Instrument
with unmusical tones cannot lie good, lllus
ttated catalogues of new styles, introduced
this season, seut free.
MASON & IIAMLIN
Organ and Piano Co.,
BOSTON*. NEW YOKK. CHICAGO.
SALESMEN wanted to sell our W??hardy
varieties of choice Nursery Stock. Best
specialties. Noexpeiience necessary. Spe
cial advantage to beginners. Extra induce
j ments. i'ay weekly, situation perinaneut.
Best terms. Best outfit ire*. We guarantee
what we advertise. Address, al once. OLfcN
BKOS., Nurserymen, Rochester, N. Y. (This
house is reliable.)
WAhlTPn ( siileRiii? n to sell our Choice
flHIt I LU i Nursery stock. All goods guar
anteed nrsi-ciass. (-tood salaries and expenses.
! or a liberal commission paid. No experience
necessary. Write for terms, giving age, and
secure your choice 01 Territory.
G. L. KNIGHT A CO.,
11*0 Park Avenue, Rochester, N. Y.
(AOOLKY Creamer. Davis Swing Chum
j Butter Workers, Printers, and all Dairy
I Goods, for SMle by
C. D. WYSONG, Agent,
Shepherdstown, W. Va.
! Jan. 31. 1890? im
LIFE.
Ah, what is life? A bubble blown
Acioss time's mystic stream;
Its secret source, alas, unknown.
Its future still a dream ?
Ah, what is life? An echo'? sound ;
A passing sunbeam's glow;
A search for something never found,
A pilgrimage of woe?
Ah, what is life? A shoreless sea.
That's swept by gales of sorrow ;
| A tear, perhaps, to-day for thee.
Oblivion for to-morrow?
Ah, what is life? A selfish hour;
A thrill of thought and breath ;
A hidden, bud. ing, thorny tlower
Which withers soon in death?
No! Life's a river, broad and deep.
That flowers to fairer seas,
Through j>ale mysterious realms of sleep
To (Jod's eternities.
Plants that Trap Animals.
The government has been going
quite extensively of late into the
propagation of whiskey shops and
lager beer saloons, its labratory em
ployed for this purpose is the national
botanical garden here. For the lager
beer saloons and whiskey shops re
ferred to are purely of a vegetable
nature. They are, in fact, nothing
more or jess than plants of a very ex
traordinary description, which devote
ii."ir attention exclusively to the
manufacture and sale of intoxicants.
A Siur reporter learned that attention
i is being given to an investigation of
their manner of doing business and
the analysis of the liquors they dis
! pense. which is expected to have very
important and useful results, open
ing up a line of inquiry in a new di
I rection.
The vegetable whiskey shop if per
haps the in of?t astonishing plant in
existence. A number of members of
the family are represented in the
greenhouses of the botanical garden.
Each one does business on its own
i hook, and most of them sell different
brands of liquor, that supplied to cus
tomers at one shop being unlike what
is offered at another. This does not
appear surprising when it. is consid
ered that every vegetable whiskey
shop does its own distilling.
You would be struck at once with
the curious appearance of one <>f
these vegetable whiskey shops if you
saw it standing in a big flower pot,
' carrying on the end of each of its
long green leaves a pitcher-shaped
receptacle. If the plant is open for
! business you can look into the pitch
ers and lind them to contain quite a
quantity of watery looking liquor
| This is the intoxicant which is offered
to customers, each one permitted to
' help himself to as much as he likes
for the stipulated and invariable
price. Maybe you will find the pitch
ers all shut up, for each pitcher has a
' cover that shuts down whenever any
rain or dew is falling to prevent the
liquor from becoming diluted.
i Now, the customers spoken of are
insects of all sorts? such as blue-bot
tle flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, red
' ants, and so on. There is not a bug
of any sort, apparently, that has not
i a weakness for the liquor supplied
| by the whiskey shop. The insect
walks out on one of the long leaves
i until he comes to the end of it, and
! finding there a quantity of delicious
1 drink in the pitcher, he crawls in and
swigs anil swigs at it until he dies, as
is supposed, of alcoholism. At all
! events, he pays for his drink with his
life and leaves his corpse in the pitch
er to sustain by its absorption the
healthful existence of the plant. And
it is just for this object ? to entrap
customers for food? that the plant
prepares and places on .-ale its liquor.
What the said liquor is composed of,
j chemically speaking, attempts are
now being made to find out by analy
sis. So far it is only known that it is
a powerful and palu table intoxicant.
How much the insects enjoy it you
can perceive by looking into the
pitchers, where you will often find in
each receptacle hundreds of bugs of
all descriptions. Another form of veg
1 etable whiskey shop has long perpen
dicular trumpet-shaped receptacles
for the liquor, with the wide end o^
the trumpets at the top, where the
bugs are expected to crawl in. And
when you tear open one of these
trumpets? it inav be a foot or more
in length? after it has survived its
usefulness and dried up you will usu
ally lind it filled from one end to the
other with flies and ants and such
things.
It ha> recently been discovered?
ami herein lies the expected useful
ness of the investigation now going
on regarding these plants? that dif
ferent vegetable whiskey shops, dke
their prototypes on the city streets,
have different classes of customers
One kind of these shops is frequented
almost exclusively by cockroaches,
for whose reception unusually large
pitchers are provided? the plant car
rying them looking as if it had sus
penJed from the ends of its strong
leaves a lot of small bath tubs. An
other kind, with pitchers that resem
ble in appearance great big beans, is
frequented only by red ants; and still
another kind is patronized by slug.-,
and has the rims of its pitchers armed
with teeth to delay guests who might
w ish to depart, So it would appear
; that these whiskey shops could Le
propagated for use in destroying such
I enemies of the household and the
garden, and it is proposed to find out
how far such a thing may be practi
cable There is no difficulty, cer
tainly, in rearing and maintaining
the plants, which are not tropical ex
' otics, but natives of this verj region
about Washington and readily to be
cultivated in any temperate climate.
(^uite as interesting in its way as
1 the whiskey shop is the vegetable
lager beer saloon referred to at the
beginning of this article. In general
j appearance it resembles the whiskey
shop strongly, but its pitchers are
wider at the mouth and no tops to
i them. Thus the liquor dispensed by
the lager beer saloon is diluted more
or less bv the dews and rains, so that
it is not very intoxicating. However,
the drink is intended to attract the
insect customers and not to poison
them. Patrons crawling into the
pitchers, take a drink, and. without
feeling it go to their heads very
much, start to walk out again. But,
unfortunately, the whole inside of
the pitcher is lined with strong hairy
projections, all pointing downward
and when the victim attempts to go
upward and out again the hairs ob
struct his progress so effectually that
he finally tumbles back into the drink
and is miserably drowned. That is
tiie way the vegetable lager beer
saloon captures its customers? by
drowning.
Another fascinating plant now be
ing propagated at the botanical gar
den is the "butcher." which kills the
insects and such things that it feeds
upon by crushing them alive, after
ward consuming them at its leisure.
This is considered to be of al! vegeta
bles the one exhibiting an intelligence
most nearly approaching that which
animals possess. Its appearance is
not impressive save for its peculiarity.
<i rowing along the ground, it has for
leaves little green things shaped like
open clam shells, the biggest of them
half an inch long, with a row of little
spikes around the edge. As you ob
serve the plant most of the clam shells
will be open, waiting for food? each
of them a greedy mouth ready to
devour anything that may crawl in.
Here comes an ant. Perhaps be will
walk into one of these pairs of vawir
ing jaws. ^ es, there he goes into the
big one, attracted by the sugary ex
cretion on the inside of the minature
clam shell, which serves for a bait.
The victim reaches the middle point
between the jaws, and comes in con
tact with six microscopic hairs that
grow inside the clam shell leaf, and 1
serve the plant as feelers. Immedi
ately the jaws close with a snap, the
two rows of spikes folding over the
shut edge of the clam shell, so as to
give the prey no chance of escape.
If the insect were much bigger and
stronger than an ant he would be
quickly crushed to death. It may be
some hours before the jaws will open
again, the dam shell leaf being occu
pied meanwhile in digesing the food
captured. All the leaves of the plant
being engaged continually in waiting
for prey, catching it and digesting it.
it makes a very good living indeed
where bugs are plentiful. In the
greenhouses there are comparatively
few insects, however, and so the head
gardener feeds his butcher plant from
day to day with such delicacies as
finely chopped or scraped beefsteak
and earthworms cut up, which are
devoured with relish.
The butcher plant is found in North
Carolina, ami nowhere else in the
world. Fears are entertained that it
will pa*s out of existence before long, !
for there is very little of it existing in
a wild state, and attempts to raise it
from seed have not thus far been very
successful. A curious thing about it j
is that it will have regular Jits of dys
pepsia. if such indigestibles as salt
pork or the heads of blue-bottle Hies
are fed to it. The clam shell leaves
will turn black and die after consum- j
ing that sort of food. One evidence j
of the intelligence of the plant is
afforded by the judgment it exhibits
in the diet. If a piece of paper just
the size of a fly is introduced between
a pair of the little jaws they will close
greedily upon it. but will immediately
open again, the discovery having evi
dently been made that the capture
was not edible. ? Washington Star.
The Yankee's Revenge.
A Briton was once on a visit to a
Yankee who ?a> something of an
amateur farmer. I n walking through
the ground* they passed a pile of po
tatoes.
"Pretty good size, eh. Smith?"
"Oh, fair, but I've seen much lar
ger one* in England."'
"What do you think of those cab.
hages yonder ?"'
".Small ; much higher at home."
"You can't beat those squashes,
anyway.'1 muttered the hose as be
parsed some specimens of that vege
table.
"Ob, yes we can? beat theui all to
pieces."
The Yankee was chagrined, and
bethought himself of revenge. He
fore dark he procured some small tur
tles, inserted them between the
sheets of his guest's bed. and stayed
up at night after all had retired to
await developments.
Down flew the Englishman nearly a
flight at a time, agape with astonish
ment. "What under the sun do you
ke<?p in your beds here f
"I don't know. What did you
find r
"'Pon my soul, I don't know
what they are; they're orrid beasts
anyhow ; come and see them/'
Thus adjured, the host proceeded
to the room his tfuest occupied. As
soon as he saw wnat was in the bed,
he coolly remarked :
"Oh, those are only small-sized
bed-bugs, (iot any bigger odes in
England f
Willie was bashful, and .-at on the
chair with a care which was far from
being any suggestion of studied grace
His mother bad found him in the
pantry with his fingers strongly sug
gestive of intimate acquaintance with
jam and marma.ade.
"What is the matter, Willie!" asked
his sister, who happened into the
room.
"Mamma spanked me," he said,
plaintively.
"What for f
"For? for fishing in her preserves.*'
A man topples over pretty soon
after he lose* his balance in a bank.
Why She is Always Calm.
The extreme calmness and moderate
habit* of a certain handsome girl are
remarked upon by her friends. Stie
moves with the utmost deliberation,
never harrying under auy circum
stances. eats slowly and lightly, and
driuks nothing but a small quantity
of cool water with her meals. If it
were not for her brilliant powers of
conversation and her continuous
sweetness of disposition she would
not be interesting, for she is never
ready to go anywhere or do anything
requiring any exertion, and she
passes the greater part of her time
w it h her mother.
Only recently 1 learned the cause o'
the pretty creature's lethargy, and
her case is certainly a peculiarly un
fortunate one. She is naturally of a
white and pure complexion, but ex
citement or any undue exercise
brings upon her face a blood-red
mark of most significant formation.
It is a perfect image of a small wine
glass Its slender stem runs straight
down over the bridge of the nose,
while upon the forehead the bell,
shaped bowl np.-eads out with unmis
takable vividness. There i? not a
sign of this mark while she is in abso
lute repo.-e. except beneath minute
examination, when a thread-like out
line of the glass is faintly visible
Hut the moment the blood is driven
to the head it converges at this single
spot.
A romantic story is told in relation
to this mark. The girl has had suit
ors. and one of them was favored by
her above the others. He made bin
declaration one day while sitting by
her side on the piazza of a sum
mer hotel, in the broad light
of day. In the fashion of some timid
men, he did not tlx the girl with his
e\esas he put the tender words to
her. but as she made no reply to him,
he stole a look at her face. She had
a hankerchief pressed close to her
eyes. As no one was by to see. he
reached towards her and gently drew
her hands away. The red wineglass
burned like fire. He mus amazed,
and the girl looked at him w.th a de
spairing gaze. He asked what it
meant and she told him. Hut she
herself did not know the whole truth.
Her father, who was a fast and reck
less man, hud fallen dead before bvr
mother's eyes while holding a wine*
glass aloft at n dinner party.
The lover was a true one. He will
be married to the girl in a very few
weeks. ? Indianapolis Journal.
Easily Explained.
"Speak in' of the dog show, *a?l
,|,e nuiu iii the ?late-colored trousers,
a, he hat down lib glasN "reminds
?,e of an astonishing I?r,,of of <?niue
intelligence which eaine under iuy
lection in the year 1879 I w., at
that time residing m Bmghauito i,
Broome county, ?. Y., and Uadacuii^
niderable amount of live stock. ho...
poultry and a superb setter dog
Jell you he was a line animal. 1
never saw a do* with such
ways Gentlemen, you could have
pulled enough hair out of that dog to |
stuff a sofa pillow and he wouldnt
a hit a bald-headed baby. One day
he was runnin* around the yard and
somehow he playfully snapped the
head off of a hen. Gentlemen, I nev
er knowed how he did it, but some- ,
how or other that dog found out she |
was a sett in' hen and blamed if the
eritt.-r didn't go and s?-t on tlieui
himself till he hatched out nine
thickens. .
There was significant silence as the ,
man in the .late-colored trousern ,
tlnibhed and toyed suggestively with
his iilass.
? How do you explain such a re
inarkable occurrence ? at length in
quired the man on the end.
??Setter dog, gentlemen, and then
the man in the .late-colored trousers |
ti id he reckoned bed see if the
World's Fair bill wa* dead again and
strolled away.
How to Kiss.
lfvou are tall and she is short, you
J stand erect, draw her close to |
your Side, bend your h-ad somewhat,
10 that your lips will rest resignedly
ou her forehead. Place her right
hand on your shoulder then her
left hand will be snugly imprisoned
in your right hand. Bhe will raJs*
her face to look up at you. Draw
your arm for a moment from around
her aai.t and Up her bead
??J to tli. ?d?. th?-?.ll. th*t i.
?Tb"?tber^ if .h. t. t.? and you
-
her toes, niiua. L?raw i??
IliCely until her lips are on a level
with your forehead. By that time
your up. will * 0? ?
;ii.u.oUd colUr buitou. \o?
look up lo Her. ol cour??.
,ro.u the prollmlty ol ber bp.. ?
r-ad what she is about to say. ?
their motion bodes any good, then it
i. Mile for you to u,ak* ''"IZ
11 tiiev bode evil. ?bv, a la Aunl
hridKet. ? )ou
wb.re you are." Tb.. i. tb. o.ber
*>.?, if you .re botb of tbe ?.ue
heignt and proportions, you win
but there-space is valuable.
\n old couple were walking down
street the other day reading sign?,
i when they ran across one "h^the
old man read turn, : ' Johosou . *birt
Store " "Weill declare eidaiuied
the old lady, "1 wonder how ne tore
' it." _
Mrs Lush 1 e y? And there you were
when the policeman found you at
three in the morning, bugging a c g
| sign. Oh. it'? just awful. MrLoib
ler? Mv dear, it surely M not possible
I ?? you are jealou. of a
i
Items from H*re and Thare.
The (*li*|ir?It?d stallion Iroquois
wh* sold a; public salt* the other day
for #:>4.U00 l.uke I Mark burn brought
?30,000.
Mary Anderson, the actress, is en
gaged to be married to h Mr. Navarro,
and she she will never appear
on the stage again.
It i> stated that the Westinghouse
Air- Brake Company has made ar
rangements with the Vanderbilt rail
road st stem to put its patent air
brake on every freight rar on the en
tire system.
Secretary Tracy has refused to al
low the Marine Hand to accompany
the Maryland ex-Confederates to the
unveiling of the Lee statue at Rich
mond. as he says the Hand will be
needed in Washington oi: Decoration
Day.
Harrison Warner, aged 89 years,
and u native of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland, started from McConnella
ville, I'h.. Thursday for Baltimore, in
tending to make the entire distance
of ?Mtf miles on foot, pushiug a wheel
barrow before him.
The recent large mortgage sales of
mineral lands, furnaces, etc., in Ala
hama. when the property brought
one third lesj. than the amount for
which it was mortgaged, looks like a
collapse was about to take place iu
values in that State.
Bridget Doody, who lives at Miner*
al Point, Wis., and is one hundred
and eighteen years old, is believed to
be the oldest woman in the United
States. Her l>aptisuial record in the
County Wexford, Ireland, states that
she was born iu April, 1772.
A Missourian died the other day
from having gorged himself with
veal and hard cider. ile was a
member of seven societies, ail of
which have passed the customary res
olutions throwing the entire blame
for his removal on Divine Hro\i
dence.
A contract has been signed by
which the Shenandoah Normal Col
lege is to be removed from Harrison
burg to Basic City, on the Shenan
doau Valley Uailroad, formerly known
as Waynesboro J unci ion. Friday a
contract was signed to remove a lock
factory employing '*00 workmen from
Bullalo, N. V., to Basic City.
Tin* Democrats of Berkscounty, Pa.,
are preparing to carry on the tariff
refoi m campaign during the coming
summer and fail by a series til picnics
to be called tariff reform picnics
Tuey will be held in various parts of
the county, and at each one of them
a pan of tin- time will be devoted to
listening to addrcM?es on tariff re
lorui.
Out in .Molilalia t lie minister began ;
"Will you take this woman t? |>e
your wedded wife?" when the Mt rap
ping groom interrupted as follows :
"Nay, Mr. Minister, quit yer fool in'
and get down to bizuess. Vou know
i in heie to luku thin lady, an' so
vw.ai s tin- use of a*kin' me? Hciidpn,
1 don I allow nobody to rail her a
woman. Nile s a lady. she in."
Mm. Norali J)ibos, wife of a hotel*
keeper at Robertsdale, |'a., eloped
tlie other morning with a newly ar
rived boarder named Kmil N. Chalr
cier, a Hungarian, taking her three
little children and sj-.'lTO of her htm
band'* money. At Mount Union th?
h unhand overtook the fleeing eouple
and demanded t lie return of his money.
H?* ?ai- tendered t'A) of the money in
consideration of his wife# liberty
which he accepted, and tlie elopers
and children at once took a train for
(he Weil,
Germany in ahead of us in some in
dustries. In Hamburg there in be
ing built a magnificent si i -story hotel
constructed entirely of paper. The
Mru.-tiir.- will b? absolutely Are and
water pri x>f, and has many numerous
ad vantages over the modern brickand
frame structures. There is no iron
about the building and the absence
of any brick or stone does isway with
the moisture and dampness which are
so bothersome to persons living in
large frame or stone buildings imper
fectly ventilated.
The funeral of Frank Hotchklss,
who was killed by a falling elevator
at Cortland. N. V., was held Wedne*
day, when a scene occurred at the
grave, into which the body, the coffin,
a pall bearer and a part of * monu
ment were dumped. The family
monument had been undermined and
it fell ju?t a? the coffin was about to
be lowered. The base went into the
grave, followed by the shaft, which
crushed the coffin, and carried Jarnes
Robinson with it. It was some tiiue
before he could be got out. He was
badly crushed and cut. One woman
fainted and there was much excite
ment. A new coffin had to be pro
cured before the interment could lie
made.
During the pa>-t few weeks a wild
animal of some kind has been roam
ing over the country north of Jobus
viile, Frederick county, Md., and has
alarmed the people of that vicinity
very much, it is described as having
a cry like that of a young child in
pain or distress, and has been heard
by Jacob Hyder, <ieorg?- K. Happiug
; ton. H. Mon.ingstar. Reuben Bohn
and other residents of the neighbor
hood. No one has yet M*en the ani
mal eicept Mr. tieorge C. Morning
star. wn?, says it i? between four aud
five fr-et long, na? a slim body, small
pointed Head and a tail about eighteen
inches long. When first seen the an
imal was ju pursuit of a small shep
herd dog of Mr. Morningstar's. It
came within a few yards of him, bnt
as he was unarmed he could do noth>
ing bat shout to frighten it off. The
animal lias found a hiding plaoe in a
hay shed on the place of Wiu. Diehl,
and barrows in the hay to a great
; depth.
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