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I>(iiili?tic<l every Saturday, -AT? WESTQ.5fir..EWtSCQUHTYtW. V? Thomas A. Edwards, KDITOIl AND I'ltOPlttETOR. TERM3 OF SUBSCRIPTION Three Motrin ? $ 50 Six Months ? - 1 00 (/ne Year ----- 2 00 /&T Invariably in Advance. The J)emocrat Bates ofAdvertising One Square, ten lined or less, one in sertion - - - O'J For cnch subsequent insertion 50 One .Suture, twelve months 10 Ct> One-fourth of a column, 12 months 25 C?) Uiie-lnill of a column, 12 months 4f? 00 One column, 12 raontl s - "0 Local Notices 20 cents per lino, which must bo paid in advance. $f? will ho charged for announcing candidates for County,and Si0 for Stale anil U. S. ofli>T3 Lengthy Obituary Notices must be pntdfor >J.fJ*AlI Legal Notices arc charged to iho atoruey presenting them. ?jcz>Vo Lp^acQae.oL-.LS4 Neatly and promptly executed IT'S TIIE T HUT H THAT HURTS. VOL. Xin WESTON, W~ VA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1879 NO. 25 Professional Cards. vmnv&vvYS. XCs.'wVw 0 MIN D I N. attorney at law, A^D NOTARY PUBLIC, Weston, W. Ya. All business promptly attended to. In vestigation or Land Titles n specialty. W7b. UKNNKTT, attorney AT LAW, Weston, W. Va. Will practice in Lewis and adjoining coun ties, aul iu the Court or A. pealsmid U. S. Courts. # K. J. SlMI'rfON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, and commissi oner of the COUNTY COURT, Weston, W. Va. Will practice in the Court* of Lewis and adjoining counties. JOB- All business entrusted to him will e promptly attended to. ANDllSW HUMISTOiT attorney at law, Weston, W. Va. Will prnctico in tlio Circuit and County Courts of Lewis and adjacent counties., ?na nil tht* Court of Appeals. J ili3? mrannon, attorney at law, Weston, W. Va. Will prnctico in Circuit and County Courts of Lewis, Upshur, Kilmer, Hruxty-i and lUndvlpli; tho Coutt of Appeals and I ti. Courts. J. >1. liKNN'ETT, attokney at law, Weelon, W. Va Will practice In liio Circuit ?'"1 County Ccurts of Lewis and adjacent counties, and Court uf Appeals and U. S. Courts. . wiU.TTJiT5T.WEiA, ATTORNEY AT I.AW, Weston, W. Va. Will Practice in the Circuit and County Courts or Lewi* and adjacent counties, and the Court of Appeals and U. S. Courts. LuCiOKNNKTT, attorney at law, a,VI) comSSWXER OF THE cowry couht, Weston, W. Vn. Wili practice in Hie Circuit Countf Courts ot I?ewis and ailjaeent counties. w5TJt aUlvOia), attorney AT LaW, Weston, W. Va. Practices in the Courts of Lewis and ad jacent counties, and the Court of Appeals iiitl U. S. Courts. ? JTTTmiwu. *? " UKNSRTT FL1SMING.& UKNNHTT, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Glcnville, W. Va. Practice in the Circuit and County Courts of Gilmer, Calhoun. Braxton, \\?u Slur and Lewis; and in the Court of Ap peals and United Suite* Courts. OrT AUNOLU attorney AT LAW, Weston, W. Va. Practices in the Circuit and County Court r t l.uuis nnd adjoining cuunlics, imil to the Court of Appals nnd United States Courts Wm. w. iVkannon, ATTORNEY AT LAW and NO TARY I'UHUC, Weston, W. Va. Will practice in tho Circuit and County Courts or Lewis and adjacent countks? Prompt and special attention to the taking of depositions nod other testimony in all parts or Lewis county ; nnd ul?o to business before thu Justices of said county. " LINN & HAMILTON, ATTORNEYS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS, Grantavillc. W. Va. 31c. Hamilton will practice in the courts of Lewis county. ---J-^ Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W. N a Office nnd residence opposite the Court House, on Centre Street. AK calls-night *nd day?promptly at tended to. a. R. sLMl'tfON. M. ITT Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W. Va. Can be round nt his Drugstore, corner ol lluin and Second Street, or at Ins reidenee on Main Street. All calls- night and day? promptly wttended t'. W. J. ISLAND, M. 1) , Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W. Va. Office on Slain >'ttoet,two doo.ru below the poitoilice. All calls promptly attended to ^ M. S. HOLT, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W. Va. Office on Main Street, one door below the Bostoflice. flails?night and day?prompt ly nt tended to ~ tTOmIstun, m. i>. Physician and ^ Surgeon Weston, W. \a. Office on Bank Alley, lwlow.Jatue3 Durnes' botdl. jjit7jT \\:. T)a ilT.i nTt >.v, Physician and Surgeon, Salt Licit, W. Va. Tenders his professional set vices lo th ccplc or Salt Lick nnd vicinity. y\. K. WilKLAN, M. I)., Physician and Surgeon, Roanoke, W. Vtt. All4 calls, night and day, promptly atteii 01 fo|? Meal Directory. COUNTV OFFICERS. Judge Circuit Court? J. BUANNON. Clerk W. 0. 11 AllUlUb'ON. V'rcs'tCounty Court?J. PJ5TBHS0N. Clerk 41 J- WOOFTKU. Prosecuting Att'y?A. KUMIS10N Sheriff J. G. VANDJ3KV0TK Sup't. Free Scliaol^ 0. W. CROOK County Surveyor D. T. IMSTERSON. Ansesaor .1st District JOHN lvhh. i 2d ?' GEO. FISHER. dJua S3tt2.CZ?CE> ?3 O Court House District. G. W. Turner and J\ Dargao. foreman's creek District. Wm. Holland W. V. Wood Hacker's Creek District. M. MoWhorlcr ?nd D. 11. Swisher. i'd tin's Settlement District. S. W. Smith and W. IC. Wilwm. Skin Creek District. W.V. Cliidi/ster nod W .G. MoWhortor HOLDING OF COURTS. C'\.vc\\Vl CovvrtA. I,cmis, 20lh of February anil August Gilmer, llth of March anil 20th Sop'. Upshur, 25th of Mity "t"! ;;1' (Dec. I'rcHon 22d of March .mil 3il October Randolph, llth of May and iSJ Nov. Tuokor, lOIlt of ApriUnd Oct. 21. Harbour. April 20 and November 2d. Webster. lUtll of Juno and Oil. aopt liraiton. 18th March and 18th August Harrison, 30th May and 3tllh October Calhoun, "2'Jth of May and 10th ofUct. (jOttWty Covwte. [lCWis.?First Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December?the Juue nud October terms for fiscal and polico businees only. . . ?, Gil,nor.-Second Monday in I'cbmry April. Juno, August, October ana December. . Upshur.?Second Monday in February April, June, August, October *nd l?eeember. . Rraxton.?First Tuesday in Janunr) March. May, July, September and November. . Webster.?Fourth Tuesday in tebrua ry, April, June, August, October and December. . . _ , I nlhoun.?Fourth Monday in Vcbrna ry, March. June, August, Septem-1 bcr and November. tq,wn: cfkcsrs mityor?J. AY. W oflindiu. liccordcr?1?. H. A\uod. Mdermcn-\*t llW?Tohn Shea. '2,1 Ward?Wm Mcllrido. 3./ Ward?Jacob Schniitt. ath Ward? Joseph A. Watson. Sergeant.?J. S. Wilkinson. SOKOTCT. , A F k A. M.?Stated communlcUtrni of Weston Wise No 10, A. P. and A. L, Will bo fteltl on tin First and TUIrJ Mi n J?l"fmt)TnkoMIARA, If. ii. J. J. Peterson, See JANE LBW.?Staled communication!ol Jackson lodge K?. 35, A. P. anil A. Jl, ?.till ho held in their Hall, in Jane lew, on lliclccon.tSatliril?.vin e,,ih wnth. ISAAC JACIvW?, 11. Jf. ! St'LC,r.o: t! A. ?. Society.?Stated *11. J. SiMivos, Secroiaiy. , CHURCHES M. K. Church, Iter. S. k. Jones, Pas-, tor. Preaching every Sabbath. I raver meeting tVe.lnes.lay ni|!ht.Siiiiila)Si.Jool ?0. A. Barnes, Superintendent? every bun dtt^te?'Ch'urlii., Rcv' "T'na^o' Fleming, Pastor. Services every alternate. Sunday. Sabbath School?W m L. Dun nlngton, Superintendent?every Suntlaj , J Catholic Church, Rev J. A. Trncy, Pjw- , tor Services every first and third Sunday at 7jiin,t loA. H., and 7 P. >1. Sal,hath: School-Jacob Sehmltt, .Superintendent- | every Sunday at 2 o'clock, P. M. Episcopal Church, far. W. It. Pastor. Services every alternate Sabbath. Sabhatli School?D. 51. Bailey, acting Sii perlntenilent?at 1:30. Prayer meeting ??? "'Iliq.list Church! ltevf John S. tor. PreacliiuR every second Sihhath In each month. Prayer meeting every Tiks lIaiirlcali *31. E. Church, Rcv. T. II. Cvris, Piistor. Services every Sunday at 10 o clock Sundiiv School?George T. J ones, Superin tendent?cverv Sunday tit 0 o clock. Colored M. 15. Church, Key. John Hughes, n.,,.nr. Services every bumlay at u o'clock. Sunday School? Charles Lee, iu* perlnlcnilent?every Sunday at 3 o clock, l\ M. muivar. a.yn departure OF THE MAILS. Clarlcsliiirir?daily exccptSanflays?leaves Wca'on at 5:f?5?arrives at 11 A. Jl. Braxton Court House?daily except Sun yW.l-.Jl "I leaves Weston same day at 0..KM . M. (ilenvillc?dailj except Sundayi-lcaiiM Weston at 8 A. M. and arrivesin. 1. M. Utiekhaunon?arrives at Weston 1- .1. Tu-adavs, Thursdnys and Saturdays?lwi\i3 Weston 3 1' M. samedavs. Ptiilipnl?arrives at Weston Tuesdays nod Fridays at l! P. M -leaves Weston lledaes ""SiSM^^ionWoaJiiy. and Tliursdavs at 7 A. M .-arrives 1 acfda) s and Fridays by r? P. M. .. West Union?arrives Mondays at j P. M ?leave* We.ton Tuesdays at 7 A. JH. San.l Fork-once a wwk-leavei \\ eiton Jlondtysat 0 A. M.-arrlvcs Tuekdaji at J l 'r??- Pai ilea havlnp mall to co should l.rin'r' It to the oflice half an hour before the departure of the malls. Wi'iON'.U. BXIIAHflB BANK 01' XVKSTON. Discount Day?Wwlacsday. Directors ?. Holds. THE WALDO HOUSE Ileal of Main Street, Weston, I. C. WALDO Proprietor g&r Sample rooms and good stabling attached. TERMS MODERATE. May den Mouse, Second Street Weston Conveniently located in tlie control por tion of the town. Good rooms good table and excellent stabling. Charge* Vtry Nmhratc. JAS. M. HAl'DEN. Weston, Sept. 11. BAILEY HOUSE, /;. M. TUXSTILl, J'ropmtor, '-/rut.,., ft*, m. The Ticrncy fiiotel, l\ TIER KEY, - - Proprietor, ^/So,n J&fat, <&!. Also dealer in fine groreries, fish, tobacco igars, confcctioneries, kc JS2P .Alio dealer in pure Whiskies, Bran dies, kc. Walker Hotel, SAM'Is WALKER, Proprietor. 'ft* <71K. THSSriAM ROCK HOUSE, (nearly opposito tlio Court House,) '?//%??, in Mi,., JAMES JW/iA'S, Proprieto Hnving refitted nml relurnllhed this es tablishment, I am prepared .to offer the best of accommodations to tho public. Good st'ibling on the premises. CI 1A HO ICS VEJIV MODERATE ^ TUG KAlt at my house is al wave sup plied with pure liquors, of all kinds. Come and we me. Commercial Blole!, (FORME1U/Y HAKTLKTT HOUSE) I'BItUY CAM 1% Proprietor, Main Street, adjoining Court Hon he, (JLA RKSJi URG, )V. VA. Fine Sample Rooms, Telegraph of fice, excellent Stabling, lias to all Trains. May 4, 1S73. j ''K5JSSBVSLS.K HOTEL.~ Ruslivillo, Lewis Co., W. Tn. n. I.. WHITE, - l'roprlelor The undersigned desires to inform tho public that he has leased the abovo Hotel, and has refurnished and refitted the same. Ho offers the best of accommodations to the traveling public. Good Stabling and eel on tho premises. Ilo h u tiuda spsc'a arrangements for travellers ami teamsters. tic respectfully invites a call Irorn his old fiicnds and travelers. WM, L. WUITE.__ WEST VA. UW1VETRS1Y Nine departments of study; text-hooks furnished at cost; calendar arranged'to suit teachers; expenses for one year from $175 to $200 non-sectarian, liberal, thorough. Fall Term begins .September 3d, 1679. v^Por catalogue and other information, apply to the President, J. K. Thompson, Morgantown, W. Va. __ ________ \). T. PETKKSON S U R V E Y 0 11, Westou, W. Va. (County Surveyor Lewis County ) Perties desiring my services can address Weston. Hill go to any of the adju ent counties. Terms moderate mi. j. m. lazier, Resident Dentist, Weston, W. Va. I have permanently located in Weston. All work dooo in a scientific manner, and warranted to give satisl action. Prices low Ollice ever Lewis' Store. DR. DUNCAN WARD Dentist, has permanently located in tli own of Weston. Ho can be found at pro ent at his residence on the corner abov Judgc Hrannon's Wheat corn, or oats taken at tho Weito in exchange for Dental work. ALL WORK "WARRANTED TRUST. Father, I cannot see the light, Tiie war is drear/ ; Around me hang the clondl of night, Shutting all beauty from my sight; I cannot sec the path of right? Father, I'm weary ! I have no one to show the way, None to uphold mo, For ail, with mo, have gone astray ; I walk nlono day after day, I With no strong, trusting arm to stay, None^o enfold roc. Father, help me in thco to trust, For thou canst guide mo, j I know thy ways, that they arc just; Thou knorreat I'm hut a child of dust; And when beset l?y earthly lust, J/y father I hide me I H'hene'or to thee for aid I fly, Oh I be thou near me I Look on mo with a pitying eye, A refuge he when danger's nigh, And when, o'ercome, to thco I cry, My Father! hear me I IFhon 'round rao hang tho shades of night, Thou'it not forsako mo. When earth is fading from my sight, Let burst a flood of golden light, From out thoso gates of glory bright, And !hith?r take me I NEXT JPJtMSIDEJVC 3 Views of JVest Virginia Statesmen. Centralization tho Great Issue lutcrating Talks with Senator Davis lion. Ben Wilson and Hon. A Lewis on the Democratic Out' look for the Presidency. From the Wheeling Register. A Register reporter having can turcd Senator II. C?. Davis for few moments, drafted him for short interview, and drew from him tho following opinions upon some of tho leading political topics of tho times: Reporter.?Senator, tho Register would like to give its readers vour opinion of tho present political sit uation, National and State. "My opinion is worth but little and I have always tried to avoid parading it." Reporter.?Our people would like to hear from you, and I hopo you will gratify them and myself. "Well, what is your point?" Can the Democrats elect tho next President?" "Yes, and ought to do it. The South, or former Slave States, elec toral vote is 138; New York, o Indiana, 15. It takes 185 to elect W o havo three more than nee essary. Ilaves was counted in bv ono majority. Then there is New Jersey, i); Connecticut, 0, and Ore gon, 3. All are as likely to go for us as not. Indiana is regarded a a reliable Democratic State. In 1S70 Tilden carried it by fivo or six thousand majority. I think at. the last Gubernatorial election tho Democratic majoritv was about fifteen thousand, and the State has been steadily increasing its Demo cratic majority for eight or ton years. New York is Democratic Seymour carricd it for J'resident in lSG.S, and Tilden in 1S7G. Sey mour was ejected Governor during tho war. The present Governor is a Democrat. At tho recent elec tion, with a divided party on Gov crnor, wo having two candidates and the Republicans ono, we elect our Lieutenant Governor, etc. which shows we can carry tho State in 1SS0 if wo aro united and nomi nate agood,strong; acceptable can didate." Who is tho man? "Ex-Governor Horatio Seymour I feel sure is our best and most available candidate. He is now J?y far tho ablest and strongest man in New York, and perhaps in the country. Senator liavard I think is tho next most available candi date. Governor Hendricks is a statesman ponular in tho West, and would mate a good President. General McG'lellnn is an able and pure man, and strong in New Jer sey and New York. lie is now Governor of Now Jersey, was elected by about seventeen thousand ma jority. General Hancock has many friends, stands well, and is a gooil man. If we had carried Ohio Judge Thurman would have been our best man." Do you _ think the Financial Question will be a leading question in our next Presidential election? "It ought not to be. Resump tion is now a iixed fact, no sano man ought to think of turning back and going over tho rough and oxpensivo road wo have traveled to get to resumption. A greenback is now| equal in every way to a gold or silver dollar. \\'c have more pa per money now than Kngland and Germany combined, and more than Russia, Franco or any other na tion, and three times as much as at anytime before tho war. The highest amount of Slate banks or paper money before the war was $207,000,000. We now have in Le gal Tenders and National Bank Notes 000,000. Silver was rcuionetized by a Democratic Con gress and has'incrensed our cirptt lation about $40,000,000. We fiiul business in almost every branch improving, with good prospects ahead. Why should wo interfere? Late elections show tlmt the Green back Labor Party is fast dying nut. The history of our country is that two great parties are necessary to free government, and the nearer equal the better for the people; a party like the Greonbuck Labor part-V comes and goos in a- year or two.'* What will be the leading ques tion in our next Presidential cam paign? "Centralization of power in the hands of a few is the great ques tion between the Democrats and Republicans. Parties under the lead of Jefferson and Hamilton divided soon after the formation of our Constitution, Hamilton for centralization and strong National Government, Jetlerson for the peo ple?a distribution of power be tween the National Government and tho States. The Democratic J arty represents the principles of ollerson, the Republican party thoso of Hamilton." Who do vou think will be our candidate tor Governor next fall? "I cannot say who will, but 1 believo the people wantCamilen They know him to be a good and successful man, honest, able, com petent and deserving, and he would make an excellent Governor or Senator." no.v. BEN. WILSON"-?HIS VIEWS AS TO TUB PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. Meeting Colonel Wilson, tho Member of Congress from this District, in the city, yesterday, the Reijitltr asked him what he thought , of the suggestion of the Washing j ton Post of Seymour ami MeDon 1 aid as the Presidential ticket next I year. "Seymour and Voorhees would bo a stronger team," said the Colonel, quite emphatically. "Gov. Seymour is a very ablo man, a pure man, and a sound Democrat, and he is recognized by tho whole country as a thoroughly safe man. He is a statesman in the best senso of that term; talented, broad ly educated and far-seeing. Voor hees is able, eloquent and ?wonder fully magnetic. He is tho idol of tho peonlo of Indiana, lie is em phatically a man of tho people, and they regard him as being, in an especial degree, their counsellor and champion. Seymour and Voorhees would be irresistible." "Do you regard Tilden as being out of tho race, Colonel?"' 'Most assuredly 1 do. But I | believe wo should name a candi | (iate who would bo acceptable to Mr Tilden, and I have no doubt Governor Seymour would bo." "The objection has been made, Colonel, that Governor Sevmour is old and feeble. IIow Is this?*' ! "Governor Seymour is not old being still some' years under seven ty?and ho is anything else than feeble, in mind at least. Every thing ho says, with either pen or tongue, is remarkable for the vigor of thought and clearness of state ment. Tho only misgiving I have about tho matter is as to tho abili-1 tv of the Democratic party to in duco him to accept." "Suppose he should decline, how then about Mr. Havard?" "Mr. Bayard is "on ablo, pure, conscientious man, a man of strong convictions, and would make an olegant President. Next to Gover nor Seymour ho would probably be tho strongest man we could name. And he will bo strong throughout the country if ho shall harmonize his views on questions of currency and finance with his party, as I* believo he will tako oc casion to do this winter." HON*. A. A. LEWIS,ONE OF TIIE WHEEL IIORSES OK LEWIS COUNTY DEMOCRACY, TALKS. Coming up with Hon. A. A. Lewis, an ex-member of the Legis lature from Lewis county, yestor dav, the Register asked how the re sult of the lato elections was viewed by tho Democracy of the interior of tins State? "Speaking for myself," cautious ly remarked tho honorable gentle man, "1 am greatly pleased with the result. That'sjust what 1 want to say to the h'ejister, ho of good cheer. The way is now open to us to success. We have eliminated all the dead wood, as it were, and we are now clean-limbed and clean handed for tho battle. With Sey mour or Itayard to head tho ticket, and Hendricks to tako tho place to which he was elected in 1?S7(>, wo I will sweep tho country; yes, sir, sweep tho country. \Vo will not only carrv New York, Indiana and tho* South?which would bo sulli eient to elect?but we will probably carry Now Jersey, Connecticut anil Oregon. Wo have tnoro than an oven ehanco for all three of these States; and then Maine and Cali fornia wero onlv carried against us by a scratch this summer. "Again: Tho Republicans arol jubilant. They think they have us and they arc going to do an indis creet tliiwg; they will probably nominate Grant, and that will end thorn." Wo suggested that the Grant ad vocates think the nomination of their champion would electrify tho country from one end to the other. "So it would," said Mr. Lewis, "tho nomination of Grant would electrify tho country in precisely tho samo manner that a lire-bell at midnight electrifies the passen gers of a ship on lire at sea! I tell you, every man knows, when ho stops to think soberly and candid ly 0:1 the subject, that Grant does not want tho Presidency for only four years. If he tr.kvg 'the Presi dency again he will lake it with the determination to koop it. That is what tho Grant juovomeut means," "Havo you observed, Mr. Lewis,'' the Register ventured to suggest, "Grant's frequent allusions to" tho strength of our Government?how itronj the empires of the other con tinent think we have becomo; aiul yet how carefully lie has avoided any allusion to a feeling of pride in the Iiepullican charter 01 our institutions? Search, as carefully as you may, every word that has fallen from his lips since his re turn, and you will llnd no express ion of priile in the simple, free and liberal character of his Gov ernment?no word of admiration for any of its characteristics except its 'strength.'" "Yes that has struck mo; and that is what will strike every man, bo he Republican or Democrat, when ho stops to think. I tell you the pcoplo arc not yet ready for an umpire, with its favored* classes and grind ling exaction. They will not deliberately hand their freedom and liberties over to a booted and spurred military head." Important liulcs of Conduct. Never oxagorate. Never noint at anothor. I Never betray a conlidenco. I Never wantonly frighton others. I Never leave homo with unkind I words. I Never nogloct to call upon vour 1 friends. I Never laugh at tho misfortunes of others. Never give a promiso that you do not fulfill. Never send a present hoping.for one'in return. Never speak much of your own performances. Never fail to bo] punctual at the time appointed. Never make yoursolf tho hero of I your own story. Never pick tho teeth or clean the nails in company. Never fail to give a polito answer to a civil question. Never question a servant or child about family matters. Never present a gift saying it is of no use to yoursolf. Never read letters which you may find addressed to others. Never fail, if a gentleman, of be in" civil and polito to ladies. Never call attention to the fea tures and form of any ono present. Never associato with bad com pany. Ilavo good company or no no. Never refer to a gift you have made, or favor you havo rendered. Never look over tho shoulder of another who is reading or writing. Never appear to notice a Hcar,du foriuity, or defect of any one pres ent. Never arrest the attention of an acquaintance by a touch. Speak to him. Never punish your child for a fault to which you aro addicted yourself. Never answor questions in gon al company that have beon put to others. Never, when traveling abroad, be over-boastful in praise of your own country. Never lend an articlo you have borrowed, unless you havo permis sion to do so. Never call a new acquaintance by tho Christian name, uuless re quested to do so. _ Never attempt to draw tho atten tion of tho company constantly upon yourself. Never exhibit anger, impaticnce or excitement when an accident happens. Never pass bctweon two persons who aro talking together, without an apology. Never enter a room noisily; never fail to close tho door after you, and never slam it. Never fail to ofler tho easiost and best seat in the room to an invalid, an elderly person or a lady. Never neglect to perforin tho'com misaion which the friend intrusted to you. You must not forget. Never send your guest, who is ac customed to a warm room, oil'into a cold, damp, sparo bed t<> sleep. Never enter a room tilled with people, without a slight bow to the general company when lirst enter ing. Never fail to tell tho truth. If truthful, you got your reward. You will get your punishmont if you deceive. Attachment notice?noticc of a marringe engagement, "Tho Three Sisters of the South," Since thoro has been much dis cussion in print about the will of the* lato Mrs. Dorscv, of Mississippi, making so largo a bequest to Jef ferson Davis, I think your readers may be interested to hear more of thedonor's family and their "cc centricities. 1 havo known and now 1 know several members of this very talented family, whoso talent in two or three instances have been misdirected by an erratic tendency, which was skillfully i port ray ed.bv one of the family, Mr?, wartield, in* the well known novel, "The Household of Bouverio." I was assured by ono of the family not long after tho novel appeared that, strange as its characters seem, tho story was really founded on a family history, and that Mrs. War field's father, tho grandfather of tho recently deceased Mrs. Dorsov, was tiie eccentric old man of tho story. Tt is easy to see how thinly "Beau voir," tho name of tho family resi dence, .is disguised in "Bouverio." There wore three Missos Percy,who were, many years ago, greatly ad mired belles" in Mississippi, ami who also had literary tastes. They published their poetry jointly as the production of tho 'Three Sis ters of the South," as noarly as I can remember tho wording of tho title as repeated to me, for I never saw ono of tho volumes. Ono sis ter becamo first Mrs. Ellis (tho mother of Mrs. Dorsoy and of Mr. Percy Ellis, of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Incs'Perkham, of Louisiana,) and subsequently married General Charles Daldgren, who was tho brother of tho late Rear Admiral Dahlgren. Sho also had other children than those named. Anoth er sister became Mrs. Warfiold, to whoso novel I havo alluded. Sho died two or threo years ago at ^her country place noar Louisville, Ken tucky. Tho third sister, though whether tho youngest or not I cannot say, was "so fully persuaded of her pow ers of conquest as to declare sho would never marry until sho had refused ono hundred offers, and I havo been assured sho kept her word. Slio declined that number, but must have had jit least a sen timent in favor of Number 100, for 1 havo been informed that sho al ways kept his portrait hanging over her bed oven after marriage to Number 101, which must havo been a comfort to the latter. I think Number 100 dicdvoung, and before Miss Percy had her roman tic meeting with her fate. That rencounter occurred after the fash ion so favored in novels. The fair piercer of tho ono hundred hearts rodo forth on her spirited steed alono ono day from her father's plantation, near Jackson, Missis sippi. Her horse becamo unman ageable when sho was urging him to cross a bayou, and forthwith a heroin the'shapo of a "solitary horseman" appeared to rescuo tho maid, and rodo beside her after tho horso became disobedient to his mistress. The stranger gavo a good account of himsolf, and being a handsomo man made such good use of his time that the courtship began before they reached her fathcrs's house. He was invited to l?e a guest thore, and honorably confessed that he was too poor to ask Miss Percy to wed him. But she said she had enough for both, and her father gave them his bless ing and a plantation near Green ville, Mississippi, whero they re sided after Miss Percy wedded Major Leo for that was tno namo of tho ono hundred and first who sought her hand. I used to know two of tho children of this mar riage. One, Kate, married, about the time the war broke out, a South Carolinian, who became colouel of of a calvarv regiment of tho Con federacy. 'llis wife,"as spirited an equestrienne as her mother, used to rido beside her husband when his regiment was marching. Her mother Mrs. Leo, died long beforo the war. I attended, as a school girl in Louisville, tho second wed ding of Major Lee, who was then married to Miss Emma Knight, a well-known bello of that citv. Both are now doad, but left chil dren.?Mits Grundy in the VhilmUl phia Timet. "If I should marry Eliza Jano," said tho prospective son-in-law, "I should confess one thing in ad vance?I am rather of a hasty temper and apt to got mad without a cause." ''Oh, that'll bo all right," hlandlv replied the dear old lady; "I shall go and live with you, and I'll seo that you always havo a cause." Tho bloody feud between tho Underwood and llolbrook families in Carter county, Kentucky, is ono of the worst in the annals of that State. Tho fourth of tho lrnderwood family was shot and killed on Sundav last, and an other lay wounded in the house. One of'the Ilolbrooks has also been murdered. These assassina tions have covered a period of fivo weeks, and in all that time not an officer inte rfored to check the blood shed.