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Spiel-Mark Swindling.
IIOW PEOPLE, CHIEFLY COLORF.I
ARE BEING CHEATED IJY MEAN
OF FALSE COINS.
Spiel-marks is the name of
small token made to imitate
goid dollar somewhat In appear
ance. 'J hey are formed of an al
Joy and in general appearance an
calculated to deceive an unobserv
ant person unacquainted with th
looks of a good gold dollar The;
are about the size of the trouble
some little gold pieces but hav
nothing like the weig d of gob
coin; neither are the edge- milled
The face hears the Ciodde-s of Lib
erty effigy, the same as a gold dol
lar, and the obverse an eagb
There is an inscrnilioti record og
that they are “composition spin
marks.” tire bare article i'-«|f mak
ing no pretense t<> any iuulnsi
value. That is left •<, toe -harper
who handle the tra n The num
her of countrymen who have in
vested money in the dross upoi
the supposition that they wen
realizing a great prize is legion
The (dan of the swindlers has beoi
to hang around a railroad depot
the Heading and Baltimore depot
being their favorate ,-tanpinj
grounds. Selecting their victim
they generally play a hold garni
by pretending acquaintance, ant
having led him on by beery bait
thefreight hill dodge is worked
A man presents a bill to the sharp
er. lie professes great ?uq>ris
and even indignation, but final!;
appeals to Ills new friend for th
amount, wt the same time produc
ing a handful of the spiel-marks
which he offers to the rustic a
security in an amount apparent!;
four times in excess of the loan de
sired |The element of avarice nov
comes into play in the country
man’s composition and he make
the desired advance and parts will
the swindler. Both go off chuck
ling—the countryman at the ver
deucy of the man who has entrust
cd him, a total stranger, witl
such big lot of collateral for such
small loan, and the sharper gloat
ing over the ease with which h
has been anabled to pull the woe
over the agricultures visual or
gans. The rustic’s j >y, howevei
is very short-lived.
Tlic Ostrich and its Wings
This singular bird does not rui
a straight line, as most other crea
lures do, but constantly circle;
round. The practiced huntsmen
among the natives are aware c
this, and do not attempt to follov
it, as they could never hope t
catch it so. They wateli its coura
lor a little while just to see whiel
b'u\e it is bending, and then gallo
straight across and meet it as it re
turns. Draw a large circle for th
track of the ostrich and draw an
other line across it for the path c
the huntsman and you will se
how sure they are to eneouute
<ne another face to face at last.
If the bird escapes aud rushe
past him, the huntsmao must re
peat the same manoeuvre unti
the ostrich is tired, when it be
comes an easier prey. It has beei
called a stupid bird, because at th
near approach of danger it hide
its head under its wing, as if i
thought when its own eyes wer
shut no other eyes could see it
But no pno who looked into it
lovely eyes could believe thi
they are so full aud large an
clear, beautiful long lashes detio
ting anything but stupidity. Th
truth is, the bones of the ostrich5
head are very tender, although it
body is so strong, and its desire t
shelter its weakest part is reail;
a nroof of its intelligence.
It;knows that a slight blow o
the head will kill; and whei
brought to bay the powerful crea
ture will run it into the sand
ground, or poke it into any sort c
refuge near, leaving its stron<
back and sinewy limbs exposed t
its assailants. This has a coward
iy look, and the ostrich has bee
misunderstood on account of i
But we should not judge by af
pearance only, or we shall mos
likely be deceived. It has beei
■>aid for ages that the ostrich is
bad mother, laying her eggs in th
sand, and leaving them to chanc
and sunshine, but this is ver;
false, as every farmer who ha
tamed them knows
Both the parent birds watch ove
their young with the tenderes
Jove. The ostrich does not mak
a nesl; she only scoops a hole ii
the sand with her bill, and whei
she is in a wild state will oftei
leave her eggs in the sunshine t
go in search of food; but when sh
is regularly fed she never leave
them, unless her mate comes t
take the place; which he is sure f
do at set times, so that 6he ran;
walk about and stretch herself,
Exchange.
My wife; an invalid for 10 year
is now eoing about feeling stron
and well, she attributes this wor
derful change, to the use of on
botte of IRON BITTERS. W. t
Howard County.
I I .
I
'*¥ ..
s:
. Carriage Manufactory,
GROCERIES. flee._
GROCERIES!
J. WISNER&SON
1 NORTH QUEEN ST.,
SUGARS,
COFFEES,
SYRUPS,
MOLASSES,
FAMILY I LOUR,
CANNED GOODS,
OF ALL KINDS. .
DRIED FRUITS,
DRIED BEEF,
FLA CORING EX TS.

QUEENS WARE
CHINA-WARP,
Li LASS- W ARK,
LAMPS, KM VMS,
FORKS,
SPOONS.
jCASTOKS,
WOODENWARE!
OF ALL KIN DS.
For housekeepers, we keep he
largest stock of any dealers in
town.
Prices Reasonable.
IfcirNO TROUBLE TO QUOTE
PRICES or show goods.
May 16,1876,—tf.
GRAND
Glass and China
EMPORIUM.
BURKHART & CO., have greatly -ui
creased their stock and now offer Glass
and China ware (French and iron stone)
as low as they can he bought in the city.
They aim to supply a class of articles not
kept elsewhere.
HOUSE-FURNISHING G00D3,
CUTLERY,
THE BEST OF GROCERIES,
CANNED GOODS, and almost every ar
ticle needed by tbe housekeeper, for table
or kitchen.
TEAS A SPECIALTY
Full sets of French China—Dinner and
Tea. Only call and examine.
Kins St. Hall.
aprl0'80-lyr.] Public Square.
MEAT AND PIIOVISON STORE1
We would respectfully announce to our
friends and the public generally, that we
have opened a
MEAT AND PROVISION STORE,
two doors South of Wisner & Sons' gro
cery, where can be found at all times,
FRESH MEAT OF ALL KINDS,
SAUSAGE AND PUDDING,
ALSO, POTATOES, CABBAGE,
and all other Vegetables that can be got.
APPLES SOLD IN ANY QUANTITY.
We will pay the highest cash price for
TURKEYS AND FOWLS
of all kinds, and country produce general
ly. GRAZIER & LAMBERT.
may6w
W ILL I AM ""PHILLIPS,
MERCHANT TAILOR
WEST BURKE STREET,
Ryne&l’s Old Stand, a few doors west of the Marke
House, Martinsburg. W. Va.
Would respectfully invite the attention
of the public to his
SPRING AND SUMMER STYLES
or
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS,
AND COATINGS.
The best goods made up at reasonable
prices, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Aapril ’73—w.
HE PLACE TOPURCHASE
first quality of Groceries, ic, at lowest figures is a
he blvre of
JAMES M. HOMRICH,
Queen Street, one door north of American House
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA
—HIS STOCK OF—
GROCERIES, QUEENSWARE
TOBACCO and CIGARS,
—ALSO—
CONFECTIONERIES, CANDIES,
AND FRUITS
of all kinds cannot be excelled. Hla stock offlugai
Tea*. Mulaaeee,SyrupB, Ac.,comprises the beet la th
market.
Apr..73. JA8. M. HOMRICH.
LUMBER.
THE undersigned is prepared to furnish
all kinds of Oak Lumber on short no
tice, at reasonable prices. My Lumber is
the very best of Whi'e Oak. Persona need
ing Lumber will do well to give me their
orders. J. WALPER SNYDER,
Newcomer’s Mill,
apr24-ly Near Martinsburg, W. Va.
j FUENITUEE. <fec.
NOTICE OF
COPARTNERSHIP.
THE UNEERSIGNED having this da
formed a co-partnership under tl
name and stvle of
wn & *o\s
or the purpose of carrying on the Furi
ture and undertaking business in all i
branches and where may be found or mac
to order, all kinds of
FURNITURE
of the latest and most approved designs (
best seasoned lumber a.\d the best worl
manship.
COFFINS AND CASKET
ofevery descriptions always]
on band,and funerals atte d
ed at short notice.
We also keep r>n hand a
a general supply of
nURIKL ROUES.
Furniture Ware RoomsA
work-sbop at old stand on
Queen street, adjoining my
residence, where either of the
firm will be pleased to give
personal attention to their
c istomers.
Wm. Wilbn, Sa.
Wm. H. Wilkn, Ja.
Jambs M. Clark.
May 20th. 1876.
Spring & Summei
ANNOUNCEMENT
By John Homricl
57 QUEEN STREET.
-o
HAVING just returned from the Easl
I beg leave to announce the arrive
of a new stock of SPRING AND SUM
MER GOODS, which in elegance an
strict conformity to the
Prevailing Fashiom
of the day has not been equaled A ful
stock of LADIES
DRESS GOODS
in all the various shades.
BLACK SILKS
AND CASHMERES,
Percales, Lawns, Calico --, Muslins, Ginj
ham8, Tucking, Cras! . Striped Shirt
ing, Brown ami Jiiue Denims,
Jeans,Cotlonad- s and a large
Lot of Men’s and EoysCassimere
Also a large lot of Notions and Whil
Goods, Table Liueu, Piques, Swiss
Plaids and Striped Muslin,
HAMBURGS, LAOES, EDGINGS
Kid, Lisle Thread and Cotton Gloves,
Collars, Cuffs, Ruching, Ladies’
and Gent’s Ties, Silk and
Linen Handkerchiefs,
Broche, Cashmere and a large lot of Col
ored Shawls, Skirts, Counterpanes,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
DOMESTICS
at the lowest prices. Give me a call,
court examination and mean business.
JOHN HOMRICH,
rav8’90. 57 Queen Street.
p0£iSl\t.estfSI
SquHTe Hunning Tens!
Seui^wfemW <£\3t
is-p mmm &£•
'C & Sewmgji[acMne &<g>\
TheBesn^tNeWcrlj. g,S( }
I5b fes irt
Med \Yknfei
ii i- -I Htl.TiMnpr un„L- ,
E.T. Kill BY, Agent,
feb7 801y. Martinsburg. W. Va.
TURNER H ALL
JACOB SlOLEUSUfiOPHlETOB
CORNER Martin and Spring Street
and within one square of the B j
O. Railroad Depot.
COOL LAGER BEER
WINES AND LIQUORS, and th
finest Cigars.
ALL KINDS of EATABLES
contiually on hand.
Lunch or Meals
at short notice and in good style.
^sar-The proprietor is determined t<
make Turner llall one of the best 3a
loons and Restaurants in the town
May 3d,lyd.
PENNSYLVANIA
Railroad Ticket Office,
Office Over Postoffice
Having been appointed Tickei
Agent for the Pennsylvania Rail
road, I have for sale all classes of Tickets
to any and all points. Fare as low as any,
and tor safbty, business and pleasure this
is the best route. Call and learn particu
lars. H. A. RIDDLE.
sepl3-’79-tf.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
F)T JOHN H HUNTER,
Residence: 15E. King St . opposite Jail.
Office: In rear of SummTs Hunter's
y store, under Grand Gentral Hotel,
t my22’80-lv. Martinsburg, W. Va.
£)R. S. N. MYERS,
li No 4 We3t Martin Street, near the
i Lutheran Church,
t Aur. 4. 7 41yd
pR. JAMES Mob MERRY,
„ PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
• Offers his professional services to the citi
zens of Martinsburg and vicinity. Office
and residence on the corner of Burke 3t.
and Spring alley.
Apl—73dAw.
Jno. McCarty Duckwall,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
MART1XSBVRQ, WEST VIRGINIA.
BUSINESS attended to in all the Cour ts
of Berkeley, Morgan and adjoining
counties.
^*P“Office : Cor. Burke and College
Streets. [nov23’78-ly.
yy N. HliVSHAW,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office: No. 4 W. KingSt., Public Square,
Martinsburg, W. Va.
Offers his professional services to the cit
izens of Berkeley and adjoining counties.
Claims promptly collected.
Not too much trouble to go to any part
of the county to attend Justices’ Courts.
, April 6, 1878, ly
DANIEL B. LUCAS 0 1 BLACKBURN HUGHES
Charlestown, W. Va.; | Manmaburv, W. Va.
J^UCAS & HUGHES,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
l [~TAVINGentered lato partnership In
LJ the practice of the law, will attend
regulary the Conr.s of Berkeley and
Jefferson Counties. daw
i M. SHAFFER,
1 ATTORNEY AT LAW,
^^•Officein National Bank Building
a second floor. apl73t
, TAR W. E-DIEFFENDERFErT
1 7 DENTIST,
Offi e : West Burke Street,
, Martinsburg, W. Va.
1
>
Offers his professionol services to the.
citizens of Berkeley and adjoining coun
S ties. He has availed himself of th3 latest
e improved Dental Furniture which will
secure to his patrons comfort and con
venience.
Charges moderate and satisfaction
' guaranteed- my22-6m.
DR. J. S. BOAK,
. Resident Dentist
f^FFERS his
yj p r ofessional
1 services, in all its
branches, to the
citizens of this
-f adjoining coun
ties, and guaran
• tees satisfaction in all cases at moder
ate prices. Nitrous oxide or laughing
I gas administered, when desired, for
l the painless extraction of teeth.
' Office on Queen street, opposite
1 the Everett House, where he can be
found at all times, day and night.'
J April 27, 1878tf.]
WILSON J. VANCeT
Attorxky at Law,
j 1320 F Street N-W. Washington, I). C.
. "Will practice in tho Supreme Court
I of the United States, the United States
Court of Claims, the Southern Claims
, Commission and Inter-National Cum
1 missions, the Courts of the District of
1 Columbia and of West Virginia, before
the various Executive Departments of
I the Federal Government, including
, the Pension, Patent and Land Offices,
and Committees of Congress.
Refers by permission to—
Hon. Carl Schurz, Sec’y lnt. Dept.;
Hon. John B Hawley. Ass’t Sec’y
Treas’y Dept.; Hon. R. B. Warcon,
I Washington, D. C.; Hon. L. Q. C. La
mar, U. S. Seaator; Hon A. E. Burn
side, U, S. Senator; Hon. Hon. Frank
, Hurd, Representative in Congress;
Hon- Thos. L. Young, Representative
! in Congress, and Middleton & Co.,
Bankers, Washington, D. C.
Mr. J. NELSON WISNEIl has
> formed a business connection with Mr.
> Vance and will accopt business to be
prosecuted in Washington aspropo3od
in tho foregoing card. Call on or ad*
1 dress W1SNEH& VANCE,
No. 10 Queen Street,
j m3’79. Martinsburq, W. Va.
J. H. BRI8TOR,
BEAL ESTATE AGPHT,
No. 21 N. QUEEN ST.,
MARTINSBURG, WEST VA.
WILL attend to the Real Estate busi
ness in all its branches. Will buy
and sell lands on commission. Persons
having Land or Town Property to sell,
will consult their interests by placing
them in our hands at once for advertise
ment. All business pertaining to lands
attended to Titles examined and taxes
paid, when requested.
Nov. 1—w
No. 90 W. King St., Martinsburg, W. Va.
i'i manufacture the Saiiadee Triple Spring Buggies, an,i a'i other style of
• Buggies, Jump Seats, Plieatons, Jaggers. Ac. AH work put up of the best material
t and workmanship, ami warranted. I sell no cheap Cincinnati Shoddy Work. Per
, sons desiring to purchase a buggy or carriage, will save money by getting a good ar
j ''ole. Gail and examine my work and prices. [apr3-»0.
i’ W. L. JONES,
i &
, QEEEiV STREET, 2 Door* .South ol* Evert tt IIou*e,
? MARTINSBURG, W. VA.
j Keeps constantly on hand a large and
finely assorted stock of GOLD ami
s SILVER H ATCHES, Silver ami
Plaited Ware of new designs and
beautiful paterns. All grades of
SPRINGFIELD,
ELGIN, AND
i WALTHAM WATCHES
1 For Sale. Agent for the Celebrated
ROCKFORD WATCH,
I The Best in the World,
Ladies and Gents Fine Jewelry,
HANDSOME WEDDING BINGS,
Ac,, Ac,, A'C*,
ALL OF WHICH WILL BE SOLI) AT LOWEST PRICES.
AND WARRANTED AS REPRESENTED.
; Gold, silver apd steel-frame? peclace&& fcye Gasses
C In Fine Assortment, to suit all ages and condition of eyes.
Watclies, Clock*. Jewelry, &e., Repaired in the'most work
’ manlike manner, on short notice.
„ Enkravink of All Kinds Handsomely Executed.
[febl4,8o-lyr. J
TH E GREEN FRONT,
jNo.9 EAST MARTIN STREET
l JOSEPH SHERRER’S
r Boot and Shoe House
t Is the place to 6nd all kinds of
Boots, Shoes and Gaiters,
1 Late styles solid and low prices.,
j Way Dowu in Figures.
Boots, Shoes and Gaiters made to
order. Fit, style and comfort guar
** anteed.
0 We Tell Yon Exactly 2112
C What You are Buying
- NO GD0D3 MISREPRESENTED.
CALL IN
h And Save Money
g DON’T FORGET THE PLACE
e JOSEPH SHERBER3
*• Green Front, Wo. 9 Queen Street,
jan3-90. MARTINsBURG, W. V
Best Lump Coal, Hard Coal and thoroughly seasoned Wood at FRAZER & BISHOP’S.

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