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ESTABLISHED 1849. MONTANI SEMPER L1BERI. II. SNYDER, PUBLISHER. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. YA., FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1890. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE NEW YOL. 25? NO. 43. J. K. Engl*. i 1 p>S( )N & EN G LE. a1TOKNEYS at lav. irl,g?oWu.J^em>n county. W. Va. 1 in the Court* of Jefferson and i*Ku |U !unt li s m the Supreme (. ourt 1 ? ?ml In the United States *'*t t'oifr't 'at'Martlnaborg. Notary Fub * ??i ?u ver s Kow. on George Street. [rtc* i? la;_ gEOrge w. graham, ESTATE AGENT, jURfKK ?KK^"T. w. VA. . .TtMitlon given to Pensions, Houn U ? l irtliirt the United State#, and V-?* Western Lands, before the r ;:^T i ?n'! ol!U'e- if 1 v ? '? I*-- . __ The Entler Hotel, Ml Fl" H K RlWOW N, W. VA., jl?s Boon lte-opened ?,w management and with new fur l"? itl* throughout. Every effort for # r' ttw comfort of guests will be made. ! , l Itl ^ I?ropri?l?r. J -pie Room on First Floor. SPECIAL NOTICE. New Stock oi Goods. . iKMV ASl.CHILl.KE.N-8 sli0i> kubbeks. Confectioneries, Notions, Groceries, Cigars and Tobacco, 1 T UN I TUBE ? AND? SAVING MACHINES. I M AKK ALL KINDS OF Boots and Shoes to Order. . ' ii W Harp, whose workmanship Is Vr ' .in with me We put on the -,uv aud |.n?mptly done. Goods ' " u, i be turnlslied on short no ? i * l lanv of these goodaat the very r ? l ull and see for yourself. 4l,t pric. o. I *? ?uu bl^ 's FLEMING. DON'T YOU KNOW THAT M. Palinlmum & Bro., (HAUL KSTOW N . W. V A. , , ve opened a large and tine assort t t ,,f Now Dress Goods?, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, a full ;;uc t't' Gents' Furnishings, also men's jiu-l boys' rants, at such low prices that have never been heard oi in Jiffersoii county ? It will pay to give them a call and get some of their tr.-ainv When you go to Charles t un, alwavs look ior their ?igu Peoples Bargain Store, 25 EXT DOOR TO WATSON HOPSE, 11()! FOU DIF FIELDS! I HWK returned from the city and finished SS-5'?yuT?5r i? ISi ? \|v stock embraces almost e>er> .it ailed lor In a country store. DRY GOODS! V ... . of White G<?<i8,GluKham8. Sat es. Lawns, Prlnta, ^ , . . i I ?rl 1 1> < N V,|n -s and i r.i!'!<-? S'l'KAW GOOl>S-Men s ?nu 1 wi ,ir, nice line and cheap. .. , ... .v, ire. Tin and Wt*xle.??are lull up. i i i;i i s, Confectionery, Iwuks, lawn . i ui.?rco and Ciprs. Ca fju full . . line ol Mattings. Oil Cioths. Uura v . w '. wash brushes, large Stock an i ; MM 1 I KK. Lino of V A I l.i 1. 1 1 H I N ' i that win %^d ?>llol< ior Ladles Misses ami ilrVn, Men and Boys. fine. a , . Ill propose to give spwlalatten , nut ke it attraetlve and tc your : s'. All country prepuce take n i n ex . f,.r u?hNU. Will purchase U alnut .. r ,?l. or trade, delivered at 1 ? I eut and haul them rnyse 11. Bills Lumber lurnlshed V.' .?r^.-P S i . \\ ni trv and make it to > our Inter KesKctfully yours. J<8>MELV1S> buffletils, May it, !?<**>. Springtime HasCome, (il-LMLE ANNIE! AMI WITH IT PENDLETON'S Immense Spring Stock. all our friends to come and see *? *' !i;iVe some special bargains to otler Jou ill .notions, H( h >TS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS, ?i LASS WAKE A N Dyl' E E N SW A It E. A FULL line of groceries. A* ?u;il we are determined not to be un .'I. We have selected our stock with "'? at care, and marked them down ut panic Hi .*. \\t. WHUV ,n exchange lor these Cash, Bacon, Lard, Potatoes, Eggs, & c. ^ '? will look lor you, and when we see you ^ ill do you good. Then come, ?t- ?p?etfully, 15. s. PENDLETON. 1). s. KENTCH, Gf Peace, Notary Public, *hd Agent for the Mutual Life In surance Co. of New York. ^ i give attention to all business con '*^'"1 w nl> me above ottices. lleluga bonded " r, win give special attention to collec w ' tV* ?l "ott h *l,<1 accounts received, with or '"?lit process of Law. Charges moderate ,a prompt retrrns made. A A^TFIl I SaleHnltn to Be" our Choice *iitV 1 1 ^urst'rJ' stock. A1J goods guar or ail nrM-c,ahS- < Jood salaries and expenses a,.,. *"ral commission paid. No experience ?<cn**Hr-V- ^ rile for terms, giving age, and tDIe >'?ur choice oi Territory. (J. L. KNIGHT & CO., IUU Park Avenue, Rochester, N. x . This Will Interest You If You Want a Nice, Fine Suit of Clothes, call on the Boh Clothitg Hm of Shetberdstovs, I J acob W internioyer ! lie Is now Just getting; In hlslargeand well selected stock oi spring Clothing for men, boys and children? the largest variety of new good* ever Iruugbi to this town? and we want everybody to come and see them. Pri ce* will Interest you, and all we ask In for you to try us, and we will convince the clos est. Imjt r that clothing bought at the Boss Clothing House Is cheaper than you can buy anj where. We sell no shoddy goods. Our prices are the lowest, and we give the value lor the money. W e say, buy your goods at home and save money . We buy our goods for vasli, and only goods ol standard reputation, and from the most reliable houses. Our stock is la rue and the selections the best. Our prices are lower than you will And any where, and we glveyou every advantage yuu can obtuln in any city. Our line of NECKWEAR AND Gents' Furnishing Goods lsall new, and I have my doubts whether you will find a nicer selection anywhere. 1 have e\ cry thing in the Geuts' Furnishing line thai men or boys need, and they are all cheap. 1 have Just gotten lu another liue of TKL.NKS, right from the manufacturers, which will lie sold low. Something new is the roller tray trunk? they are the most sale able and desirable trunk made. W ith many thanks to all ol my friends and custom vi * tor their past favors, 1 ask a con tinuance of the same in the future. Keep us Id mind when you want a genuine bargain. Kemember the old stand? College Square. JACOB W1NTEKMOYEK, The Boss Clothing Man. Again to the Front!! Landretii's Fresh Garden Seed. Not a dollar's worth of old seed ottered. All this February's purchase. Stock varied and complete of standard sorts. D ~~nQ First n the Market, Ked-speck LJcallo |eti Valentine, Laudreth's Scarlet, Laudreth's Violet, Laudreth's Pinkeye- Wax, new Improved Golden Wax, Laige Lima, Grease-back. Dp-io Fxtra Early Great Yielders, Amerl rcao t.un \\ under, Little Gem, Premium Gem, Pride of the Market, Stratagem, Sun rise. f*nrn At,ams Lxtra Karly, Karly Market, VsUill Extra Karly Narragansett sugar, Karly Crosby Sugar, Landreth Sugar, Early Mammoth Sugar, Stow ell's Evergreen. Roai Egyptian, Eclipse, Bassnno or ExJra Dcc I Karly Turnip, Blood Ked. PaKkano Landreth s Earliest, select very V/dUUoyC early Jersey Wakefield, Large York, A I i iheyear round. Win liigstadt. Large Jersey Wakefield, Market Gardener's Large 1-ate Plat liutch, Mai ket Gardener's Large l>ate Drumhead, Bloomsdale. Large LateFlat liutch, Bloomsdale Laige Late Drumhead, l.andreth's l.argc Late Mountain, Drumhead savoy. Tomato Acme Tr?Pby? Pargaon. Pnriimh^r Laudreth's tirst. Karly White VsUlrUIIIUvl s.piuo improved, Loug Green I 0ttn/?n Blooomsdale lteliable, Landreths L.CIIUIC Forcing, Early Curled Siberian. Celery. Watermelon and Canteloupe seed. Sugar Parsnip. Bed upright Pepper, Im proved. Kadishes in variety? Earliest short lop, White Turnip. French Breakfast, White Lady Finger. Karly Long Scarlet, Golden Globe, salsify. These seed we are ottering as cheap as we tan, 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 tiie public for past patronage and Invite Its continuance. Ktspecilully, DH. GIBSON Druggist. SbepLerdstown. W. Va. STILL ON HAND! And w illing to serve the public In the ca pacity of a 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-piece, either a WATCH OR CLOCK. would do well to give me a ^cnll, 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 ol Spectacles and Eye-Glasses need not go farther, us most anyone 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, That Bright, Sparkling hw Magazine? ri'llE Cheapest Illustrated Monthly In the J. world. &>oentsa number. $2.-10 per year, kn larged, October. 18SS1, to 12S Pages. The COSMOPOLITAN is literally what the A. 1'. 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, $ 2 10 The Kegister, per year, 2 00 The price of the two publications 4 40 We i i i tarnish both for only 3 lo This offer is only to new subscribers to The Cosmopolitan, and only for one year. "The Cosmopolitan" luruishes for the first time in magazine literature, a splendidly illustiatcd 1'eriodlcal at a price hitherto deemed impos sible. Try It for a year. It will be 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 can obtain in any other form. l>o you want a first-class Magazine, giving annually 1,636 pages by the ablest writers, with more than 1.5(10 Illustrations, by the cleverest artists? as readable a Magazine as money can make ? s Magazine that makes a specialty of live subjects? Send $3.40 to this Office, and secure both the Cosmopolitan and the Register. NEW GOODS P LISTEN"! ri'HE Little Store on KingStreet has just re J. ceived a fresh supply of New Notions, tall and see them. We have added a few other things, such as Nainsooks, Plaid Mus lins. India l.lneus, Swiss Km broideries. Nain sook and Hamburg hdges, Linen hdges, Val encies Laces. t'oiue see them. A new sup ply of Ladies' Luderwear, Chemises, Night Gowns, Skirls, Drawers, at low prices. Some thing new in Corsets. Madam Thompson's '?Health Bodice" with buttons Instead of hooks. A variety of other kiuds of Corsets. Some nice, new Kuching and Silk Cords for ladles' dresses, from 5c up to U5e. Ladles' and Children's Hose, something nice In Lunch and Traveling Haskels, Work and Fancy bas kets. A new supply ol newest and best shades oi Zephyrs lor Slun ber Kobes or Afghans, at lowest priees for cash. Come see them at KLLEN V. WELSHANS'. flOST L. RICKAlll), ?WITH? It. L. SPANGLER, Dealer ill Dry Goods, Notions, &c\, HAGERSTOWN, MD. Special attention paid to orders? Sam ples op application. 1890 SPRING 1890 OPENING. We have received our Spring' Stock of Readymade Clothing, 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 Thankf'nl for past favors, we hope to merit a continuance. Respectfully S. P. HUMRICKHOUSE & SON, Merchant Tailor*, Clothiei s and Furnishers. SPRHTG-, 18i)0. J. D. SWARTZ desires to Inform ids friends and custodiers that he has received his Immense new line of Spring Woolens, which have been selected with utmost care. We Invite an Inspection of same and see the newest styles and learn our prices, as we are prepared to furnish them at the Lowest Possible Prices, ?WITH? FIT, FINISH AND FASHION. Satisfaction guaranteed in every respect. The latest styles and tho 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 D. SWARTZ, Merchant Tailor and Gents' Outfitter, No. 24 W. Washington St., HaKerstown, Md. ESTABLISHED IN 18687" JEFFEKSON Sash, Door and Blind FACTORY. CALL FOR YOUK Framing, Siding, Sheathing, Floor ing, Frames, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and Stair Work, Plastering Lath, Brick Tiles, Sic., Ac., -AT John McKnight's, CHARLESTOWN, W. VA. Having put in new machinery and a force of skilled workmen, we are pre pared to furnish material with expedi tion and satisfaction to all at the most reasonable terms. Factory opposite B. & O. Depot. Successor to C. II. McKnight & Co. CHARLES W.BROWN, THK Charlestown Jeweler, Offers to everyone the choice of many gifts included in his im mense assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches. Breastpins, Earrings, Scarf pins, Cnff Buttons, etc., Diamond Rings, Breastpins, Scarf Pins, Gold-headed 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. W. BROWN, 12 Washington St., Cliarlestown. SURVEYING. PERSONS wishing old lines sur veyed, lost corners restored, land divided up, etc., can have the same done by calling on me. ?^Charges Aioderate. GEO. W. BANKS, Principal Graded School, Shepherdstown, W. Va. COAL! COAL! C0A L ! HAVEreduced prices on all grades of Coal aud I have been especially careful in ^urchaslngonly the very best quality, entire ly free from slate. Don't ;fall to examine my stock and pricesbefore purchasing. G.T. HODGES. SHINE UP.? A new Rtove polish, easily applied. Shines without rubbing, is last ing and has no unpleasant odor. Half pints only 20 oents. Call tosee how nicely it works at McMUKRAN'tf DKl'U STOKE* The lroporttnca of purifying the blood ean> not be overestimated, for without pure blood you cannot enjoy good health. At this season nearly every one needs a good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich the blood, and we ask you to try Hood's P<ariiliar It strengthens r cCUIIcti an(j founds Up the system, creates an appetite, and tones the digestion, while it eradicates disease. Tho peculiar combination, proportion, and preparation of the vegetable remedies used give to Hood's Sarsaparilla pecul- Ifcplf iar curative powers. No ? ^ 1 156 IT other medicine has such a record of wonderful cures. If you have made up your mind to buy Hood's Sarsaparilla do not be induced to take any other instead. It is a Peculiar Medicine, and is worthy your confidence. Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold hy all druggists. Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass, 100 Doses Ono Dollar RE17 GOODS! NEW GOODS ! M.&Hiteshew IS COMING to the front with one of the finest lines of Goods that it has been your pleasuie to examine, and at Unheard of Prices. We commence with Hamburgs at one cent a yard to the finest. Challies and Lawns from 5 cents up. White Goods from six cents up. Ladies' Vests from 12i cents up. 36-inch Henriettas from twenty cents up to 81.00. Ladies' Shoes from a dollar up, Childrens Shoes from 20 cents up. We have a First-class Milliner and a big line of Hats, Flowers, etc., and Ribbons at your own prices. Come and see us and we will show you what we have with pleasure. We have some bargains in Dress Goods. M. S. HITESHEW, HlIEPHEKDSTOW X, w. va. Grove Bros., HAGERSTOWN. The largest stock we have ever handled now loads our shelves; to sell it we must do the largest business we have ever done. This we expect to accomplish by our low prices. The lowest, mind you, on as good goods, as arc offered for sale anywhere. We : are exceptionally strong this season on shirts, all the popular grades, at ! right prices, from an elegant shirt for 50 cents, to the finest all silk shirt. We are handling this season a Negli gee shirt that has the collars and cuffs starched while the bosom remains soft, and making the garment both comfortable and slightly. Come in and see them. Our line of piece goods l>oth For eign and Domestic are very hand some and price as low as they can be sold. No trouble to show goods. GROVE BROS., Tailors and Furnishers, ? Hagerstowu, Md. Orders by mail solicited. i 1). l\ BILLMYER, JIANCFACTUREK OF HIGH GRADE ROLLEF. FLOUR, Corn 9ltal, 91111 I" ??? ?!, Ac. Orders promptly filled. Wagon in town Daily. j ? , Mendenall Nurseries! KEARNEYSVILLE, W. VA. ? A AAA FIRST CLAS8 APPLE TREES now ready for Pall and Spring planting. Send In your orders. Price 10 c*nu each. D. W. BORDER, Proprietor. Sept. 0, lhSe-tsto While the Weather's so Hot. There's much that we all are intending to do, Hot not while the weather's bo warm ; We've each a great work which we mean to pursue, But not while the weather's so wurm. Oh , some time we'll rise with the lark at the dawn, And earnestly labor with brain and with brawn; Our overcoat then we will get out of pawn. Hut not while the weather's so warm. The Iceman's acquaintance we some time will cut, But not while the weather's so warm ; The coal dealer's friendship we'll try to gain. But not while the weather's so warm. And while now such a thing could not be, it would seem We some day may realize faintly our dream Of a time when the ladies won't care for Ice cream, But not while the weather's so warm. Sometimes a long sermon may better a flock, But not while the weather's so warm ; The hearers may take their eyes off of the clock, But not while the weather's so warm. When winter with icy-breathed blizzards is here, We then think without our misgivings and fear Of the Are that burnetii from year unto year But not while the weather's so warm. We may fall in love with a red-headed lass. But not while the weather's so warm ; We'll sometime refuse something cool in a glass, But not while the weather's so warm. Oh.sometlmeour eflorts we never shall cease, A kind and long suffering public to please; We'll sometime write verses better than these. But uot while the weather's so warm. Mr. Bowser Does a Little Papering. Instead of going down town after breakfast the other morning, Mr. Bowser slipped up stairs, and when he came down a^ain he had on his old clothes. Some changes had been made in the house by which he had gained a new bedroom, and it at once occurred to me that Mr. Bowser and his old clothes and that bedroom were in some way connected. "You ? you are not going to the office this morning?" 1 queried. "No, ma'am." "You are not going to make gar den?" "Hardly, I propose to finish up that bedroom." "How?" "Well, I shall paper the walls to begin with." "Mr. Bowser, I wish you wouldn't. I telephoned for a paper-hanger yes terday and he will be here to-mor row." "And I stopped last evening and told him not to come up. I propose to have that job done in style." "But you can't hang paper?" "Oh, 1 can't? Prepare yourself for a surprise party. Mrs. Bowser, 1 don't propose to have no wild-eyed wall paper artist around here for ten days to do what I can accomplish in one."' "Mr. Bowser, I solemnly warn you not to attempt it. Y'ou will only make a failure of it and then blame me." "There will be neither failure nor blame about it. I'll show you the paper." He had it hidden in the barn. When he brought it in and displayed it, I felt like crying. It was a dark, cheap paper, of a pattern several years old, and I was prepared for his announcement that it win a job lot which he had secured at five cents a roll. "Mr. Bowser, that room ou^ht to have gilt paper." "Had I rushed off as you do, Mrs. Bowser, I should have got gilt. Do you know what the most eminent chemists of the day declare? They say that gilt paper in a bedroom shortens life by many years." "And this stuff will probably pro long it." "Very likely." "Well, it ought to. Any one who would select such paper ought to live 500 years and be ashamed of himself every day!" "Mrs. Bowser, if you happen to have oufrageous taste in these mat ters I am not to blame. I don't pro pose to have my house turned into a ' museum just because you have no | idea of harmony. Wait until the room is done, and then if you don't agree with me that it is the prettiest bedroom you ever stepped into I'll buy you a new spring hat."1 He went ahead, of course, and I left him alone for a couple of hours. When I went up he had two strips on, and was standing back to survey them. Two more strips, which had been pasted and stuck on and then pulled off again, lay on the floor. "The corner of the room is not exactly plumb, you know," he said. "Those brick-layers and carpenters never get a corner within two inches of true." "No, I suppose not. I have read that paper-hangers make this same discovery. What'* this paper doing on the floor?" ' "Oh, I got enough so that I could experiment a little. There iw no great rush, you know. It isn't a case of life and death and I propose to devel op some artistic ideas as I go long." "Well, you have made a good start Ht it. That second strip is ou wrong side up." "What?" "Look for yourself. Here is the vine and here the leaves. The leaves ' on one strip are at the top, and on the other at the bottom." "Not much! Your eyes are out of true, and one of them sees higher than the other. If you will now be so kind as to disappear I will work out some new ideas.'' An hour later there was a crash up stairs which awoke the bal>v, fright ened the cat into falling ofT the win dow-sill, and caused the cook to fly into the sitting-room and call out that a "sinclone" had struck the house and brought down every chimney. I hurried up stairs to Mr. Bowser. He sat in a chair trying to smile uncon cerned. but one of the steps of the ladder was gone and I knew that he had coine down like a load of stone. "Did you call?" I asked. "Me? Oh, no. I am studying on an idea."' There was paste on his hair and ! pieces of wall paper stitcking to his back, but I withdrew without further remark. When he came down at noon I was in hopes he had aban doned the work. It was evident he had a lame back, and he dragged one leg as he walked, and I thought it a fitting opportunity to say: "I wouldn't bother with that room any more if I were you. I presume you are wanted at the office." "Do you? The office is locked up and 1 have the key in my pocket.'1 "But why not get a paper-hanger?" "Because I am going to do it my- I self. I find that I am a little short of paper and I guess I'll telephone for more." He gave an order for four double 1 rolls and after dinner went back to his labors, locking the door so that I could not see his work. About mid- | afternoon, however, as I listened at the door. I heard him growling. "Hang that carpenter! He didn't get this wall within two feet of being straight, and that last strip has got to come off!"' Just before supper he came down I and telephoned for two more rolls of paper and forty feet more of border, but he looked so pale-faced and stoop shouldered and done out that I hadn t the heart to say anything about the 1 room. He fell asleep In his chair while reading the paper, and every few moments uttered n groan or a sigh. He was paste and paper from head to heels and back agaiu, and could hardly get upstairs from the I lameness in his legs and back. Next j morning, as he seemed undecided whether to go to the office or upstairs, I abked if I shouldn't telephone for the paper hanger. That decided him and he replied: ' I wouldn't be as jealous minded a* you are, for all the money in the world! You are shaking in your shoe* for fear that I will do a really nice bit of work." It was 4 o'clock in the afternoon be- ? fore he would allow me to enter the j room and then he announced its ' completion. "Just give me a fair and honest opinion of it, without reference to re lationship," he said he stood in the ! centre of the room and looked around. If he had been armed with a knife to cut my throat 1 should have been compelled to laugh. Seven of the strips were wrong end up. Four or five of them were on crooked. He I had lapped the paper on to the base and window casings, and his border was up and down like the waves of the sea. "Have you escaped from Kalamazo? lie demanded, as I laughed until I had to sit down on the floor. "Mr. Bowser, I have a request# Let me bring in some of the neigh bors to see this?r' "Certainly, and if they don't say it is one of the neatest jobs they ever saw I'll give in." 1 sent the cook out and got three of the nearest ladies, and when they entered the menagerie Mr. Bowser re tired to dress himself. He wouldn t come out until they had departedt but he must have heard all that was said. At supper time he came down and quietly remarked : "I suppose you want the custody of the child, Mis. Bowser?" "What do you mean f "Why, after encouraging me to spend two days of my time iu paper ing that room that you might criti cise ray work, it will be best that we separate. During the evening you had better make out a list of the things you want to reserve.-' Next day the paper hanger came up and put on other paper. Mr. Bowser bought a pint of liniment and four porous plasters, and there is no hap pier household in Detroit than that of Bowser. Times Had Changed. At Sumter, 8. C. there was a large crowd of colored people at the depot as the train pulled in. An old bald headed Uncle Jerry had his head out of the coach set apart for colored passenger*, and a man on the plat' form recognized him and called out: "Hello, Miaser Stivers, is dat yo* ? ' The old man looked straight at him but made no response. "Hello! M isser Stivers:" >*o response. ".Say, Alisser Stivers, has yo' losted yo' hearin'?" persisted the man, as he drew nearer. "Boy, was yo' talkin' to me?" stern ly demanded the old man. "Sartin. What's de matter?" "Boy, does yo' want anything of me ?" "Why, how yo' talk! Reckon yo' j has got de hoodo." "Does yo' evideutly reckon yo' knows me f ' "Of co se I know yo". Yo' is ole man Stivers." "Wben did yo" know me f1 "Last fall. Why, I dun worked wid yo' fur three months." "An' when yo' dun worked wid me what was I a-doin'f" "Drivin dem mewls for Kumel Johnson." "Exactly, sah. But I want yo' to understan' dat dere is a heap o' dif ference atwixt drivin' dem mewls fur Kurnel Johnsing an' ridin' on de kivered kyars along wid white folks. I might a-knowed yo' last fall, sah, but ef yo' now deslah to permeate en cy elongated conversasbun wid me yo' uiut git some 'sponsible gem'len to introduce yoT' A young man going into politics should give bis character to the devil ' and bis pocketbook to bis wife. A Terror. In March, 1764, a frightful creature, which Pierre Dispire says was a mix ture of man, bear and wild boar, made its appearauce near Gevaudan, in France. During the summer sev eral provinces were terrorized by the awful deeds of the uncanuv creature, which notwithstanding its many dep redations managed to keep out of sight until about the middle of the December following, when a peasant woman claimed to have met a uion strositv of the most frightful kind having the body of an alligator, the tail of a Hon, the claws of a wolf and the horrid mocking laugh of a famishing hyena. According to his woman's story the beast had the head of a man, with the skin so tightly drawn over it a?> to give it the appearance of a death's head, the eyes being so deeply sunk in their sockets a !- to be invisible, although the creature stood directly in front of her. The woman told her story in the village, but was disbeliev ed until the following morning, when it was ascertained that two little girls and a boy, who had gone to a pasture with some gnats, were miss ing. In the afternoon of the follow ing day the head of the boy was found in a raviue. No other trace of their whereabouts was ever dis covered. The people were now completely panic-stricken; they would search for the creature only in squads of twelve or more, fearing to separate lest the brute would devour them. The Leg islature of Lauguadoo offered 3,0U0 li\ res for the animal's head, actually sending out a detachment of mounted soldiers in search of it. In January 17(35, only about three weeks after the boy and the two little girls were kill ed by the thing, it attacked some children who were herding sheep in the mountains, but all escaped, per haps by the brute taking a feast of mutton instead. I he day but one following it ap peared again, this time carrying off one of the children. It was next heard of in the vicinity of Mezel, wh?n it carried off one woman and severul children, besides, as an old ac couut says, "taking the heade cleaue off uv a man. The Gazette Je France published a full account of these rav ages in February, 1765, and the King offered 11,000 livres to the person or persons thai would capture it. Cap. tain Duhauiel of the dragoons organ ized a general hunt, dressed his men as women, and having them attended by children. The hunt was a failure, and the desolater kept up his ravages ! during the spring the summer of 1765, until September 20 of that year, when it was killed by Sieur Rein hardt. No one was allowed to see the j creature except the mounted guards under the Duke of Orleans. It is be lieved even to this day that it was a creature unknown and unheard of, notwithstanding two reports, one of which said it was a blaok lion, the other that it was a Russian wolf, neither of which seems likely when it is known that it killed and carried off not less than sixty-three men, women and children from December, 1764, to September, 1765. Fig$ And Thistle*. The man who expects to die like a beast will live like u beast. To hate is the most terrible uiisfor tnne that can befall a soul. Love never has to be watched to see that it does a full day's work. The religion that only breaks out in spots in not a good kind to have. Not to go to church to woretiip God means to go away disappointed. If you don't want to get your fingers burned, never shake hand* with the devil. The man who does not work with hiw heart will not accomplish much with his hands. When we get to Ilea ven we will find that we have all had something to do in building it. A man's true name before <iod is what he is in reality; not what the newspapers say about him. Every Christian is called to be a preacher of some kind, but only a few are sent into the pulpit. The good of the land means the best that (iod can give. This is what His children are to have. One of the greatest mistaken that any Christian can make is to think that God don't want his services. You can never go back to where you were this morning. The wheels of time only turn one way. Andrew Carnegie, who has just given to the city of Pittsburg one of the tinest public libraries in America, began life as an office boy. This is why he gives the following advice to young men: "There are three dan gers in your path: the first is the drinking of liquor, the second is spec ulation, aud the third is endorsing. When I was a telegraph operator at Pittsburg I knew all the men who speculated. They were not 'our citi zens of first repute,' but were always regarded with suspicion. I have lived to see ail of them ruined, bank rupted in character. There is scarce ly an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it. The thorough man of business knows that only by patience and unremit ting attention to affairs can he earn his reward, which is the result, not of chance, but of well-devised means for the attainment of ends.*1 Wife? Why, husband, I thought you had more sense than to buy a cornet. You know the fellow next door worries us nearly to death with his. Husband? Calm yourself, my dear. That's the one I bought. It takes more courage to do right . than it does to face a cannot They Shot at the Rag. Opposite a little railroad station about five miles below Jackson, Mis*., was a dense thicket, and on one of the bushes hung a white rag. A doz en of us tat with our feet hauging off the platform, and, while every uimii had a revolver on his hip, no one had thought of shooting at the rag. It wax a hot day, and we were smoking and talking when a native caiue up the track and s?at down with the rest of us. Presently he out with a big revolver ami aimed at the rag aud pulled trigger. The cartridge didn't explode, and there was a general laugh over the failure. "It was bich a blamed nice mark to shut at that I couldn't resist," he ex. plained, seeming much chagrined. "Perhaps some of you'uns kin drap that rag." Everybody out with his guuamlbe t;an blazing away, some shooting high ami some low, ami we had fusilladed for five minutes when a second native appeared, crawling out of the brush on hand*> aud knees, aud as he stood before u?? he said : "What hev 1 done ttiat you all wauts to kill me ?" "tiood gracious, man, were you in there ?" exclaimed one of the crowd. "Kight iu thar, stranger, seemed to me the uah had come back. I didn't Kit a hit, but you hev done killed my mule, 1 reckon." We ran over with him, and sure enough there was his mule, down on hi* back and kicking his last, with four or five bullets iu him. "You dun didn't mean to, of oo'se," said the owner, "but this ar uiewl was all 1 hail. 1 don't May he was wutli what a prime mewl orter fetch, hut 1 could hev sold hiiu fur $50." He was informed that we would make up a purse to pay the damages, and we chipped in aud made it ftl-V lie took the money aud dbap|?eared soon after, followed by the first arri val, and they had >rot a long start when a third native appeared ami a*ked: "Bin any shutiu' yere?" "Yes." "Shute at that ar' rag?'' "Yes." I "Kill a mewl?" "Yes." "Pay fur him!" "Yes. Do you know anything about I it?" ",\o, nut much. I sold that animal to Wheezen 'bout an hour ago fur ? !(), and 1 sorter reckoned he wanted him , to play the old dodge with, flow 1 much did you raise?" "Sixty-five dollars.'1 "Wall, that's purty moderate, lie giuerally strikes 'em for flUO, and you got off easy. Reckon I'll look him up and see if he can't work in a couple more this week." A Wonderful Operation. To open the skull and penetrate tiie bruin is not ho common a surgi cal feat that it has ceased to be a wonder. Indeed, Mich mi operation performed at tiie Roosevelt Hospital tut* at traced the Mttentiori of t tie en tire medical profession. Tiie patient, who in a physician, wan thrown from his carriage lout fall, striking heavily upon his head, lie wa? removed to bin home, where, upon examination, no external evidence of fracture of the ?*k till wax found. I^ter paralysis of the entire right side of tiie body wait developed, and witli it tiie inability to speak. After several iiiotit Iih the patient wan taken to .New York. The physicians who examined him concluded that t In* trouble wax due to pressure on tiie brain, especially on that part of it which govern* the faculty of speech, and that thi* pressure wao probably caused by a clot of blood, resulting from the rupture of a blood vessel within the skull cavity at the time of tiie injury. After carefully mapping out the head by the most delicate measure* meut- tiie spot corresponding to the centre of speech in the braiu was j found. Then tiie surgeon removed a round disk of bone immediately over tiie spot indicated, somewhat enlarg ing with cutting forceps tiie opening tiius made. The other delicate uitiu i brane covering the brain was now brougiit into view, beneath St iay a large dark mass of clotted blood, ex tending down into the substance of the brain. The clot was carefully re moved, while the effect of it* pressure was clearly perceived in the impover ished circulation of the part. The I wound was then dressed with every j precaution and the patieut wai per mitted to recover from the o|>eratlou. The following nigiit, for the Unit time after his injury, th? patient was able to *ay "yes" and "no. The con dition of his right arm was also im proved, and it ia believed that he will eventually recover. A certain Georgia editor, having in' vited a preacher to dine with him, said ; "Brother Jones, 1 have nothing to set before you but bacon and green*. Will you ask a blessing?" And the minister said: "Lord make us thank ful for what we are about to receive. From the way brother brown has been talking in ht* paper, w?? expected nothing but greens; but io! here ia bacon too. Let him be thankful !" Hhe (enthusiastically^ -Oh, George ? don't you think the greatest joy in life is the pursuit of the good and true ami beautiful ? He ? yoa bet 5 That's why I'm here to-night. Anxious Father? And could yoa support my daughter, lir? Htudent ? I have two strong arms. Anxious Father? but can they support her? Student? They have often. Sir. Pastor (with a sigh)? Well, we've all got to go sooner or later. Lay man?Yes, yes, and the later the befc ;ter.