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VOL. 28.
MARTINSBURG, W. VA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1899.
NO. 29
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-very daturaay morning Office
;r* Nm-rb Queen Street, Martinsburg,
West Virgtnin,
I. NELSON W1SNE11,
Editor and Proprietor.
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l'erms lor Transient Advertising:
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iasis o! so cents nor inch, per month, num
erofinohea and months, entitled to rea
sonable discount.
TIME TABLES.
i * OXT ALi"' RAILROAD
-TIMS TAHIjK.
soimiwAiU)
I .cave PM
Jhiimhersbnrg 626
Mom Alio.)unction 6-2
K. Fayetteville 6 45
Mout Alto 6 65
Ar. Waynesboro 0 10
NORTHWARD.
P M
I 85
1 41
1 51
2 04
2 l.H
AM
0 50
0 67
10 11
10 22
10 37
U ave
Waynesboro
Mont Alto
K. Kayettsvllle
Mom Alto Junction
\; itinmbersburg
{ no .eels for all C.
11. A. b d lie.
General P -s. Agt.
P M
12 36
12 40
12 58
1 II
1 17
It. R. stations.
J .F. Boyd, Supt,
A M
7 00
7 14
7 22
7 34
7 40
Pil
4 00
4 10
4 25
4 39
4 16
c
II M BERRA AD V M.LKY RAILROAD
TIME I VB1.K.
IN EFFECT NOV. 19, IS
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£ -
C'lautS-t-.o * 3
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1
Daily except Sunday.
* Ou Hcudays will leave Pb ladelpbU »i l.M p. m.
1’lain* No. 9 and 10 ruu* daily between Harrisburg
iud Uagerntx'vn.
Pul man parlor car and through coach between Hbe
»r*t .wn and i hnadelohtaon .ram 2 and9, and between
vn.i (.heater and Philadelphia on train* 4 and 7.
ii. *. KIDDLE, J. F. BOYD,
Gen’i Pas*. Agent. Superintendent.
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ALTIMORK AND OHIO RAILROAD
-TIME TABLE.
NOV. 19, 1999
IN EFFECT SUNDAY,
■1'raiiiB leave Marticsburg as follows;
WEST BOUND.
No. 11. Daily at 2.01 a. m. lor Cumber
land ami Pittsburg.
No. ;■). Daily at 12 13 p.m. for Pittsbuig
and Chicago.
No. 05. Daily at 12 57 p.m. for Cincin
nati, Indianapolis and Chicago. Connects
h,r Bei ktlev Springs and Romney except
ruinday, and at Oration for Wheeling
* *No. 7. Daily at 10 18 p. m. for Wheeling,
ColumhuB and Chicago.
No. 1. Daily at 5 19 p. m. for Ciucin
nati. Louisville and St. Louis.
No. 3. Daily at ‘2 19 a. m. for Cincin
nati, Louisville and St. Louis.
No. 9. Daily at 10 49 p. m. for Pittsburg
and Cleveland.
No. 13. Daily except Sunday at 8 22 a.
m for i nmberiacd and intermediate sta
tions. Connects for Berkeley Springs.
No. 17. Daily except Sunday at 12.13
p m. Accommodation.
EAST BOUND.
vq. io. Daily at 4 25 a. m- for Wash
ington and Baltimore.
No. 4. Daily at 4 43 a. m. for Wash
ington. Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York. Connects for Frederick
except Sunday.
No. 8. Daily at 9 48 a. m. for.Wash
ington, Baltimore end New York.
Connects for Frederick Sunday only
and for Lexington, Va,, and intermed
iate stations except Sunday
No- 2. Daily at 10 56 a.m. for Wash
ington. Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York.
No. 6. Daily at 2 41 p. m., for Wash
ington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York.
No. 46. Daily at £31 p. m. for
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York.
No. 12. Daily “Duquease Limited”
at 12.26 a.m. for Washington, Balti
more, Philadelphia and New Y'ork.
No. 16. Daily except Sunday at 11 50
for Frederick, Baltimore and iutei
mediate stations, via old line.
No. 14. Daily except Sunday at 6 17
p.m. for Washington and Baltimore
and all intermediate stations. Con*
nects at Woverton lor Hagerstown and
at Washington Juuct. fcr Frederick.
Express trains ail vestilmled and
illuminated with Pintsch light.
P. I). Underwood, Gen’i Manager, &
Vice President. Baltimore, Md
D B. Martin, M’g’r Pass. Traffic,
Baltimore, Md.
J. M. Schkiver,Gen. Pass. Agent,
Balti. more,Md.
G. W Santman. Ticket Agtnt,
Martiusburg, W. Va
ropp’s
COMMERCIAL
SAVES
\ZZ ZTid LABOR,
PFEVENTS
• : ERRORS.
.. '.i: end easy for
m, in the store, in
npie Rules, its new
Short Cuts and
ruble Any One
iC mo proficient in
Arithmetic made
Practical use on the
the shop or office. Its
end easy methods, ai.
practical problems, v
by a little practice, to
figures and a Rapid < dculatot^atepping
Wonts to a successful ! iness career,
Resides, it contains over one hundred use*
iU1 Commercial Tub! , which show at s
glance, the Correct ur. • or to almost every
conceivable business r ..ruple, such as tht
value of Grain, Stock; Hoy, Coal, Cotton,
Produce, Merchandise, etc., Interest, Per
centage, Profit and Loss. Trade Discount,
Wages, Board, Rents, etc. Measurements
of Lumber, Logs, Cisterns, Tanks, Bins,
Corn-cribs. Cord-wood, and Carpenters
Masons, and Machinists work.
Explanations in English and German
Neatly bound in a compact pud 9t)QVli)i
^nt pocket book form.
Pulbs and Plants have gone to thousands of satisfied cus
tomers for half a century, and to celebrate the 50th year
In business we have Issued a Golden Wedding edition of
Vick's Guide
which Is a work of art. 24 pages lithographed In colors,
4 pages souvenir, nearly im* pages filled with handsome
half tone Illustrations of Flowers, Vegetables. Plants,
Fruits, etc..elegantly bound in white and gold. A mar
vel in catalogue making; an authority on all subjects
pertaining to the garden, with care for the same, and a
descriptive catalogue of all that is desirable. It is too
expensive to give away indiscriminately, but we want
everyone Interested in a good garden to have a copy,
therefore we will send the Guide and ni for
Ullv III IJ. for ‘25r. worth of need] 15 Ct8.
Zl tolls how ersdit is given for Full Amount of
purchase to sifter goods.
Vick’s Little Gem Catalogue
A jterfect little gem of * price list. It is simply the
Guide condensed, finely illustrated, and in handy
shape, piling it convenient for (reference, Fit JFK
Vicks Illustrated Monthly Magazine
p.nl^rged, improved an< up to date ori all subjects
relating to Gardening. Horticulture, etc. 60 cents
a year. Special I S9<> offer—the Magazine
ouoycur, and the Guido for *25 cents.
Our new plan of selling Vegetable Seeds gives yon mors
for your money than any seed house in America.
James Vicks Sonsv
Rochester, N. Y. __/
OASTOXIXA.
.Bears Uie 1 ho Kind You Have Always Bought
m‘ir
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
-TIME TABLE.
On and afterMay 15,1896,trains wiil
eave Harrisburg
For Philadelphia and New York.
Express, 1 10, 2-15, 3 45 , 6.40, 9 35,
11.40 a- m., 140 (limited), 2.50, and 3.25
>. m , week-days: 1.10, 2.15, 3,45. 9 35'
i- m., 1.40 (limited,) 2 50, and 3.25 p.m.
Sundays. Accommodation, 7-15 a. m.,
[.50 and 7.30 p. or, week-days, and 7-30
). m. Sundays.
For P1TT8KURG and te v West,
1.20 a. in , daily (Southwestern Express
or Cincinnati and St. Louis.
3.10 a. m-, daily, Facific Express for
Chicago via Pan Handle Koute and
Cleveland.
8.00 a. m.. daily, Way Passenger for
’ittslnirg.
10.55 a- m., daily, Mail train for Pitts
>urg.
11.45 a. m., daily, Pittsburg Express
or Pittsburg and the West.
3.00 p. m-, daily, Pennsylvania Limit
d, for Chicago, Cincinnati and St
.ouis
3.50 p. m., daily, Fast LiDe for Cleve
. d and St. Louis.
o OO p. m. daily, Altoona Accomrno
atiou
7 30 p.m.,daily Cliicagoand St. Louis
express ; connects for Cincinnati.
10.20 p. m., week-days, Express fur
’ittsburg.
11.55 p. m. Western Express for Chi
ago and Cleveland.
For the North.
12.01 a. m., Western Express for Wil
iamsport, Rochester and Buffalo.
3A0 a- in., daily, Northern Express
:>r Williamsport, Erie, Rochester aDd
luffalo.
8.05 a. in., daily, News Express for
,c.ck Haven.
11 3o a. m., week-days, Niagara Ex
ress for New York, Rochester and
luffalo.
3.55, p. m., week-days, Fast Line for
Viliiamsport, Renovo and Elmira
5-30 p. m., w'eek-days Lykens Valley
iccommodation.
7.55 p. m., daily, Williamsport Ex
less.
S. M. Prkvost, J. R. Wood,
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent.
[T7 ESTKRN MARYLAND RAILROAD
VV —Time table.—
■onnectiug with 1’. & R. It. at Shippen
burg and Gettysburg ; N. A W. It. It. at
Hagerstown ; H. & O. R. It. at Hagers
town and Cherry ltun; R.at Bruees
ville, and T. W. & 15., N. C. and B. & I’.
Railroads at Union Station, BaRo., Hd.
Schedule in etlect October 1st. 1899.
STATIONS.
berry Run.
nilinnisportl’, V
[agerstown__
A. 11
(I 40
10 Id
iO 25
A. 11.
5 20
5 1!)
0 08
I Hilamsport
l agerstown
diewsville
mithsburg
idgemont
lightield.
lightield.
lettysburg
lanover.. .
’orters
pring Grove
’orten
’orters
lanover...
iettysburg
lighfieid...
lightield
idgmont
mithsburg
Ihewsvilie
lagersto >
Villi 'o
lager si »ii
Villianiopc.
berry Run
Halliciorc And Cumberland Valley Branch,
Leave Hagerstown for Chambersburg
<>d lntermepiate Stations at 0.30 a. m.
.cave Hagerstown lor Shippensburg and
ntermediate iS'tations at 11.10 a. m. and
.00 p. m. Leave Chambersburg for Hng
rstown and Intermediate Stations at 6.00
. m. and 3 10 p. m. Leave Chambersburg
or Hagerstown at 1 45 p. m!
Leave Chambersburg lor Hagerstown
nd Intermediate stations ‘via ALl'EN
V ALD CUT OFF at 7.18 a. in. and 7.4.4 p.
a. «> d leave Hagerstown for Cbambcrs
urg at 6.12 a. m. and 3.27 p. m.
Additional trains leave Baltimore tor
Inion Bridge and Intermediate Stations
t lo 17 a. m. and 6 10 p. rn., and Rave
Tnion Bridge tor ltaltiraorc at ti 65 a. in.,
,nd 12.50 p. m. daily, except Sunday.
iS'UN’PAv’8 only—Leave Baltimore lor
Juion Bridge |and Intermodiate Stations
.35 a m. and 2.3c p. m., and leave Union
iridge at 6.45 a. m. and 4.06 p. m. for Bal
imore and Intermediate Stations.
Leave Bruceville for Frederics) at 8.38,
i.35 nnp 10.4b a. m. and 5.3S and 6.30 p. m.
.cave Bruceville fer Columbia, Littlee
own ana Tune) tow n at 0.47 a. m. aud
.45 p. ill.
Leave ltoeky liidgo for Emmitsburg at
.26 and 10.40 a. ni. and 3.31 and 6.34 p.
v. Leave Emmitsburg for Rocky Ridge
it 7.50 and 10.00 a. m. aud 2,55 aud 4.50 p.
it.
* Daily. Others dally except Sunday.
{Stop only to laud passengers trom Bal
imore.
M. HOOD, Fres. ard Gen’l Manager.
B. H, GRISWOLD Gen’l. 1’ass Agent.
\ GOOD BUSINESS
FOR SALE.
I wish to dispose of my entile
took as a whole, consisting of the
^ictnre Frame Business with all the
naterial and appliances necessary
hereto, together with a gallery of
ihoice pictures. In connection with
t, the
Stationery Department.
Coed location, 128 N. Queen
dreet. There is money in the busi
aess if properly carried on. Clos
ng out to qnit.
_ WM.JGERHARDT._
We just put up 600 packages o
iVolf’s Celebrated Horse and Cattle
Powder—the Best Powder. Made,
"or Horses, Cuttle, Hogs and Sheep
Largest and handsomest package
>n Earth A.M. Gilbibt,Druggist
BEAUTIFUL FLOWER
rOS? LITTLE ttONEY.
For *10 els- an Everblooming
[We and 3 pkts Flower Scad; or 12
>kts, Flower Seed; or 10 Gladiolus
dulbs. with Catalogue and Culture Di
ections. . ■
For 25 els. “Surprise” Collection
>f 10 beautiful plants, all different,
without labels.
For 50 c(s. all offers namedin this
idv'Ttisrp^ent. QRDFfl TODAY,
WM. B. REED,
3ox 48. Cbambersburg, Pa
3-25-tf.
Try the Independent.
riakes the Hair grow. Clears
the Complexion. Softens and
whitens the Hands. Preserves
and beautifies the skin of In
fants and Children.
rr Absolutely pure, delicately medicated, •urnritintfj
effective, CUTicUBt SoapI* not only the most etticactoua
of skin purifiers and beautiflera, but the purest and ktrect
cst of toilet, bath, and baby soaps.
Sold eyerywhe'e. British depot: Newbehy. f.oadoc.
Potter D. and C. Cobp., Sole Props., Boston, U. S. a.
Make the Baby Smiie.
To hear a crying baby suffering from
colic and griping pains is not inspirit
ing. You can relieve anti soothe the
baby at once with Dr. John W. Bull's
Baby Syrup and make her smile again.
“I gave Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup to my
baby who suffered and rested badly;
after the first dose she became quiet and
slept peacefully. It is a blessing to
mothers. Annie E. Burkhart, Reams
town, Pa.” Dr. John W. Bull’s Baby
Syrup costs only 23 cents.
For sale by JI. A.Snodgrass, 12N.Queen
street
Professional Cards
D
R. S. N. MYERS,
Office and Residence on the corner of
Martin and College streets.
April 4, 1874, 1 year.
DR. G. B. HEDGES,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office and Residence on the corner of
Burke and College streets.
July 1880, 1 year.
W. E. Minchini,
XJEJSTTIST.
Ofice over Frank Coil’s 8hoe Store,
QUKEN STREET.
C. W. Link,
DoctOi oi Dental Surgejj.
Local Anaesthetic for the" Painless
Extraction of Teeth.
Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
Dental parlors—Over Merchants ami
Farmers Hank, Martinsburg, W. Va.
l-f-06-lyr.
i >E. j. s7boak7
Resident Dentist.
OFFERS his pro
fessional ser
vices,in all its bran
ches, to the citizens
of this and adjoining
counties, and guar
antees satisfaction
in all eases at moderate prices. Nitrons
oxide or laughing gas administered when
desired, for the' painless extraction ot
teeth.
Office on King street, opposite Kilmer’s
China Hall w here he can be found at all
times, day and night. April 27, ’78, tf.
J. NELSON WISNER,
ATTORNEY.
Special Attention to Trial of Cases.
Practices in Federal and State Courts.
Collections and settlements promptly
attended to. Deeds, Trusts, ltills of Sale,
Wills, Ac.. carefully and satisfactorily
prepared. Money obtained on good secur
ity, and extensioii of time on credits se
cured for debtors. If.
(jepera! Insurance Office
ALEXANDER L 7RAMMEL,
Over M. A, Snodgrass’Drug Store.
Queen (Main) Street.
Thomas C. Hopkins, Assistant.
3-6-lyr.
J. BAKER KEARFOTT,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
AUCTIONEER and
NOTARY PUBLIC
AGREEMENTS, DEEDS, WlIXS AND
other Writings Executed.
OFFICE.—At residence, South Queen St.,
8-26-lyr MART1KSBUEG, W. YA.
jlrs. fe. C. QlltylZtL,
BAKER A CONFECTIONER
QTJEKF STREET,
Next to Gerling’s Hardware Store
SODA WATER, CAKES & FRESH
BREAD always on hand.
Will deliver Fresh Bread aDd Cakes
ever}’ afternoon.
JCgr°All orders left at the store
Dromptlv filled
April 4, 1 year.
MARTI NSBURC
Marble and Granite
WORKS.
EAST BURKE ST., NEAR QUEEN
LOUIS A. DIEHL,
Manufacturer a!
MONUMENTS, TOMBS, STATUES
SLATE AND MARBLE
MANTELS,
TILING, and all kinds of
Building Marble and Sandstone.
All Oidtrs Promptly Filled at the
Loyvcst Rates.
i All Work Guaranteed, >
10-23-91-lyr.
RUDY'S PILE SUPPOSITORY
is guaranteed to cure piles and Constipa
tion, or money refunded. 50cts. per box.
Send for circular and Free Sample tc
M AUT1N RUDY, Registered Pharmacist.
Lancaster, l’a. For sale by all tirst-clase
druggists everywhere, arid in Martin*,
burg, W. Va., by L. G. Matthaei,
W-OT-lyr
IF.
“If I were a man," the woman said,
“I’d make my mark ere 1 was dead;
I’d lead the world with a battle cry,
And I’d be famous ere I’should die—
If I were a man.’’
“If I were a youth,” the old man cried,
“I’d seize all chances, I’d go with the tide
I’d win my way to the highest place •
And stick to honor and seek his grace—
If I were a youth.”
*fif I were rich,” the poor man thought;
“I'd give my all.for the poor's support,
I’d open my door,and I’d open my heart.
If I were rich.”
And lo, it ali.thoso ifs came true,
The woman a man, the man a youth,
The poor man rich—then all in truth,
This world would be, when we got through
Just as it is!
—James Oppenheim in New York Sun.
DAYBREAK.
A wind.came up out ofjthe.sea,
And said; “O iuists. make room for me!”
It hailed the ships, and cried: “Sail on,
Ye mariners, the night is gone.”
And hurried landward far away,
Crying: “Awnkei It is the day!”
It said unto the forest: “Shout!
Hang all your leafy banners out!”
It touched the wood-bird’s folded wing,
And said; “O bird, awake and sing!”
And o’er the farms; “O chanticleer!
Y’our clarion blows; the day is nearl”
It whispered to the fields ol corn;
“Bow down, and bail the coming morn.”
It'shouted throu^ the bolfry tower;
“Awake, O bell, proclaim the hour!”
It crossed the churchyard with a sigh,
And said; “Not yet! in quiet liel”
—H enry Wadsworth Longfellow.
CRUSTS AND CHRISTMAS.
BY MARIOS HARLAND.
The story was mine, and I thought
I told it at least indifferently well.
I thought, too, that it had in it the
elements of true pathos- The reader
may judge ol this last for herself.
Walking along Eleventh street
with a friend, we saw a tnan, shab
bily dressed, picked up a crust out
of the glitter, brush the dirt Irons
with his sleeve and begin to munch
it'ravcnously, seemingly unconscious
of our observation.
I stopped.
“Are you hungry?’’
“Yes, ma’am.”
He did not whine. His answer
was direct, his manner dogged, not
obscqueious. Sincerity was stamp
ed all over him.
“Come with me to Sixth Avenue,
and I will give you something bet
ter than crusts to eat,” I said.
We walked on. silent, and sad
dened by this glimpse at the “un
derside of things.’’ The tramp
sbfllued at our heels. Within a
dozen steps of the avenue my ear
missed the slouching scrape ol his
ragged shoe?. Glaccing over my
shoulder, I beheld him making off
at a half run in the direction of
University' Place. I was confound
ed, my companion diverted.
“He couldn’t have been very
hungry,” she said. ‘‘Maybe he has
a craze for gutter crusts.’’
The next instant we were in sight
of Jefferson Market Police Court,
and the truth dawned upon me. The
poor wretch suspected that we meant
to hand him over to the authorities
as a vagrant. He mistook me lor
a reformer, when I was simply a
compasionate fellow being.
“But think wt at txperieices he
must have had before he could dis
trust everybody, and espy a snare in
every kind word and act!” I mourn
ed to my small audience, “over tea
tups.”
Then it was that I detected the
linking smile in Mrs. Low’s eyes,
and a rebellious twitch of lips she
tried to steady.
“What is the joke?’’ I demanded
as pleasantly as I could bring my
self to speak.
Latent riducule is peculiarly ex
asperating to a story-teller.
The smile spread downward, the
lips gave way to a down right laugh.
"I am laughing at myself—not at
you!” said my vistor. “Almost the
same thing happened to me last
week in Cortlandt Street, not far
from the ferry. The sidewalk was
crowded with people rushing down
tiie street for the boats, up, for the
‘L’ and Broadway. They nearly
fell over a man who stooped to pick
up a crust that had appatcntly beeu
thrown from the door o f a teslau
rant. He was to hungry to notice
the passers-by, but gnawed at the
giimy morsel as a dog tears at a
bone. Two women turned back to
speak to him; my purse was in ray
hand when my husband checked me
and drew me on.
“ ‘The crust dodge is a stale trick’
bo said. ‘That fellow is an old of
fender. He hangs about the doors
of rcstauraut on purpose to ply h s
trade. 1 walked him into a res
taurant one day, and ret him down
to a square meal. He begged hard
to be allowid to take it home to his
starving wife and bnb.es, instead of
eating it himscll. “That’s all right,”
said I. “Eat vour fill, and I’ll give
you a basketful to take away with
yon.” The waiters grinned when
the rascal broke down at the fourth
mouthful, and said he “uad no appe
tite.” We ste lots of that sort ol
thing, lytiy day!” they told me.
“It’s money for drink they’re after,
not rituals.”
“I wonder mused Mrs Blount,
pmsively, wLen the chorus of ex
clamation subsided—“if we do more
harm than good by our alms giving
‘If a man will not worb.reittier shall
he eat—”
“Not even gutter crests?’’ inter-.
jcctcd somebody.
Mrs. Blount's seriousness was
proof against tbe laugh this raised;
-“It'is no jesting matter—especial
ly so neir Christmas. I suppose each
of us lias her pensioners. The list
of mine gels longer yearly. I lop
ofi names after the holidays, only
to add others by the time tbe giv
ing-season cones around again.
Last year I bought a full set of ba
by clothes for a women whose twins
were born a week after her husband
was killed in a machine shop acci
dent. The Bible reader from the—
Place Church brought the case to
my knowledge. I was too busy to
investigate it just then. At few days
after Christmas I went to look up
the widow, raeauing to do some
thing nfotf for her. I found that
the Bible reader was an impostor;
that the woman had neither chick
nor child, and her husband was in
-States prison.
“I am surprised that tbe Bible
reader gave you tbe right address
said Mrs Howard dryily. “They
are not often so careless.’-’
“She could not help herself. I
insisted upon boring the name and
address that I might send the par
cel by’ a messenger. It would be
too bulky for her, I told her."
Elsie Wynne bad a contribution
to the tale of woes.
“Mamma and I were interested
in a promising case la9t summer.
We had hired a country cottage and
needed, a choir-woman. One was
reccommended by some people in
tbe neighborhood as honest and
needy. She was quick, willing and
industrious, and we actually made
opportunities for employing her and
her thirteen year-old daughter, a
bright, handy girl. We gave them
all our washing and housecleaning,
our pickling preserving and mend
ing for three months. When we
went back this year we found that
the woman—whose husband was a
confirmed drunkard and usually oat
of work—had spent the money we
paid her in buying a secondhanded
piano! Her children had not de
cent clothes, and hardly food enough
to keep them from starving. So far
from feeling that she had acted fool
ishly in getting the piano, she came
to a9k for work for herself, and
would Mis3 Wynne mind giving
Janey a few music lessous as part of
the pay? The poor child was that
crazy to learn to play, and couldn’t
get no instruction; I had denied
myself a set of books I was pinning
for, in order to send a box of Christ
mas gifts to that family, Mamma and
and I and I agreeing that I ought
to earn the money I spend in chaii
tv.”
“All this is discourageing Christ
mas talk,” I remarked soberly.
That crust stuck in my throat. “Yet
half the holiday flavor and sweet
ness would be gone if we did not
open our hearts and purses to tbe
poor.”
Mrs. Robert Boyd looked up mod
estly from her low seat, her young,
face solemn and wistful.
That woman—a mere girl by com
parison wiih my gray maturity—
startles me sometimes by her spirit
ual insight.
“Don’t you think these”—I wa9
about to say ‘mistakes,’ but God
doesn’t let us make real mistakes
when we act In His Name,—don’t
you think what looks like blunders
to us are a part of our Christmas
lesson? We give willingly and, we
think, wisely according to the light
granted us. Our aims eeems to be
thrown away upon those we meant
to help. Can we afford to lose the
specific benefit of that giving in and
upon ourselves? Some call it the
‘reflex action.’ Maybe we ought
to call it the direct effect of what
we have done. Giving as Elsie does,
until we feel it, may be wasted,_
sometimes, as men see. Are we re
sponsible for the deception and
wastefulness of those who receive?
We are unjust to ourselves if we do
not deserve, and get, the blessings
promised to the giver.
“And—”yet more timidly ,the
crimson burning higher in her cheek
—“when we recollect bow lavishly
Our Master’gave, and what return
He had—doesn’t it seem as if we
in giving and net hoping to receive
again—in any shape or manner—
from our fellow creatures—are some
how, made partakers with Him in
doing—and in snffeing? ‘
A Life And Death Fight.
Mr. W. A- Hines of Manchester,
la., writing of his almost miraculous
escape from death, 9ays: ‘ Exposure
from measles induced serious lung
trouble, which ended in Consumption
I had frequent hemorrages and
coughed night and day. All my
doctors said I must soon die. Then
1 began to use Dr. King’s New Dis
covery f o r Consumption, which
completely cured me. I would not
be without it even it it cost $5.Op a
bottle.* Hundreds have used it on
my recommendation and all say it
never fails t cure T iroat, Chest and
Lung troubles,” Regular siae 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at
Mattbaci's Pharmacy, 130 N. Queen
street.
Mrs, Hicks—My mother-in-law
likes the older boy because he looks
like me and hates our little Tommy
because be looks like yon. it’s too
bad for Tommy.
Mr. Hicks—Ob, 1 don’t know.
He can sass her without being whip*
pert.—Harlem Lite.
HEALTH HUTTS.
A physician asserts that nothing
is more rniuons to the digestion
than breakfasting o n half-cooked
cereals. Any' cereal, according to
him, ongbt to be home cooked for at
least five hours. This can easily be
clone oversight. Long co king al
so makes the food more agreeable to
the palate.
In sufficient sleep is one of the
crying evils of the day. The want
of proper rest of the nervous system
prodaces a lamentable condition, a
deterioration in both body and
mind. This eleepless habit is be
gan even ia childhood, when the boy
or girl goes to school at six or sev
en jears of age. Sleep is persist
ently put off, up to manhood and
woomaobood. Up to twenty, one
needs nine hours’ sleep, after that
eight.
Rooms which are to be slept in,
after having beeu occupied during
a whole eveniug, most be through
ly ventilated before the occupant
prepares for bed. Doors and win
dows mast be thrown open for sev
eral minutes, the gas or lamp put
out, and the air completely changed,
no matter bow cold it may be with
out. This is the only way to obtain
refreshing sleep. On going to bed,
the usual ventilating arrangements
should then be followed, but the
great point is: To change t b e air
throughly first.
A physician advises patients who
are affected by coffee to give it up
gradually, and not all at once. He
asserts that the cream in the coffiee
is often the source of trouble, and
recommends hot or condensed milk
to be used in the coffee instead.
Glorious News
Comes from Dr. D- B. Cargile, of
Washita, I. T. He writes: “Four
bottles of Electric Bitters has cured
Mrs. Brewer of scrofula, which has
caused her great suffering for years.
Terrible Bores would break out on
her head and face, and the best doc
tors cjuld give no kelp; but her cure
is complete and her health is excel
lent/’ This Shows what thousands
have proved,—that Electric Bitters
is the best blood purifier known.
It’s the snpremc remedy for eczema,
teter, salt rheum, ulcers, boils and
running sores. It stimulates liver,
kidneys and bowels, expels poisons,
helps digestion builds up the strength
Only 50 cents. Sold at Mattbaei’s
Pharmacy. 120 N. Queen st.
TIME ENOUGh.
One day, Billy, that's my brother,
he and Sammy Doppy was plsyin
by a mud hole, and Billy said:
‘‘Now, Sammy, Us’ play we was a
barn-yard; you be the pig and lie
down here and woller, and I’ll be a
bull and beller like everything.”
And so they got down on their
hands and knees and* Sammy he got
in the mad snd wollered, while Bil
ly bellowed like distant thunder.
Bimeby Sammy he cum out muddy
—you never see such a muddy little
feller—and he said:
“Now, you be the pig, and let me
beller.’’ But Billy said:
“I ain’t a very good pig ’fore din*
ner,' and it will be time nuff for
you to beller when yer mammie see
yer close.—Scrap Book.
The Appetite Of A Goat.
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics
whose Stomach and Liver are out
of order. AH 6ucb should know
that Dr. King’s New Life Pills, the
wonderfni Stomach and Liver Rem
edy, gives a splendid appetite, sound
digestion and a regular bodily hab
it that insures perfeot health and
great energy. Only 25,?. at Mat
tbaei’s Pharmacy, 120 N, Queen
street.
Admitted It Himself.
A story is told of two prominent
Chicago lawers who several years
ago, were regarded t.s being among
the brightest lawyers of the Slate,
had produced for a long time. There
was great rivalry between these men,
and one day they were having a
heated argument on the steps of the
State House at Springfield.
“I’ll agree to leave it to the first
man *c meet,” paid one of the
wrangling lawyers, fiercely.
“Ail right, and that will settle it
once lor all—and, here is Charlie—
We’ll leave it to him.”
“Charlie,” as the man spoken of
approached within beariog distance,
“we want you to decide who is the
best lawyer in Illinois. We agree
to abide by your decision.”
“Well,” replied Charlie, himself
an old practioner, and weli known in
the capital city, UI plead guilty to
being the best lawyer In the Stale
myself.”
“Why, Charlie, how can it be
proved?’’ inquired the firet of the
two Chicagoans.
“You don’t have to prove it,” re
plied the Springfield man; “I admit
it, don’t I?”
Rev, John Reid, Jr., of Great
Falls, Mont., recommended Ely’s
Cream Balm to me. I ecu empha
size his statement. It is a positive
cure for catsrah it used as directed.
—Rev. Francis W. Foole, Pastor
Central Presbyterian Church Hele
na, Mont.
Alter using Ely’s Cream Balm
six weeks 1 believe ray si'll cured i
crlarrh.—Joseph Stewart, Grand
Ave., Buffalo, N. Y.
A 10c. trial sizs or the 5()c. size
of Ely’s Cream Balm will be mailed,
Kept by druggists. Ely Bros, 56
Warren St., N- Y.
John—You have got an awful
cold Smithers. Why don’t you gc
to a dector and get him to give you
something for it?
Smithers—Give me something for
it? Mau he can bare it for nothing
and welcome
Tne Spanish are among the most
charitable people oa earth. Without
a poor tax S} anish communities ol
50,000 self eupporters feed a pauper
popalation of 5s000 or more.
Toilet and Wardrove.
The woman who wishes to make
an artistic Christmas gift to another
woman wilt send her a fine hand
kerchief, with the recipient’s favor
ite flower worked in one corner, in
stead of monogram or Initial.
Mud stains on a black dress may
be removed by robbing them with
the ent suriace of a raw potato.
Faded plush may be brightened
by brushing it very lightly with a
sponge dipped in chloroform.
Wuen washing laces, put a little
sugar into the rinsing water—never
starch—and your laces will be ciisp
and glossy.
A little diluted lemon juice rob
bed od tbe face, neck, or hands, at
bedtime, wilt both bleach and soften
the skin.
To test soap: Shave off a small
piece,'wet it and put in a hot place
for several hours. If it develops a
disagreeable auimal odor, it is to
tally unfit for use.
Father—You seem to have no
idea whatever of tbe value of mon
ey.
Son—No idea whatever! Why,
dad, I’ll bet I can mention a thou
sand different way3 of spending it
that you never dreamt of.’|
Twelve blact cats were pu*. in a
New York cold storage warehouse.
At the end of six months their hair
had turned white.
A Scotchman, having hired him
self to a farmer, had a cheese set
down before him that lie might help
himself. His master said to him:
“Saunder, you take a long time to
breakfast.’’
In troth, maUter, a cheese of this
size is na sac soon eaUn as ye may
thinkl"
Sebastian, a big black cat, owned
by a Cumberland, Md., woman,
wears a diamond earring in each
ear.
Tbe Friends have ninety colleges
in this country, with a total attend
ance of 20,000 students.
At Wardbury, Norway, the long
est day lasts from May to July 22,
without interruption.
‘•I will give you £1,000,” said nn
Irishman to an old gentleman, “if
you don’t stand in your own light.”
“How?”
“You have a daughter, and you in
tend to give her £10,000 as a rnarri
age portion?”
“I do.”
“Sir, I will take her with 19.000.
Boston Traveler.
-—i
She—He says he loves me; yet
be has only known me two days. #
Her Friend—Well, perhaps that’s
the reason dear.—Philadelphia N
American.
Flutter—Fogg paid me quite a
compliment today. He said my new
book was liko a bottle of cham
pagne.
Flitter—Dry?—Boston Trans
cript.
- • im -
Hoax—Have you read Scribbler’a
latest?
Joax—Yes; it’s a good book.
Hoax—Interesting eb?
Joax—Not at all. Didn’t I fell
you that it was a good book?—
Philadolphia Record.
The timber lands of the South are
being rapidly purchased by North
ern a nd Western synnicatcs and
manufacturing companies.
Mrs. Stubb—John, wbat in the
world are you doing with those box
iDg gloves in one Land and tbe ram*
nonts of dinner in tbe other?
Mr. Stubb—Maria, there is a
tramp down stairs wbo says be is
looking for scraps. I want to be
certain which kind he means_Chi
cago News.
WAITED— Several Per
sons for District Office Managers in
this state to represent me ia their
own and surrounding counties,
Willing to pay yearly $600, payable
weekly. Desirable employment with
unusual opportunities. References
exhangad. Eoclose self-addressed
stamped envelope. 8. A. Park, 320
Caxton Building, Chicago.
12-2-99-4mo.
He Had To Be Cautious,
“Madam," said Meandering Mike’
with a low bow. “don’t ask me.”
“Don’t ask you what?” asked the
woman who was engaged sweeping
off the back porch.
“Tocut no g raes nor beat no car
pets. Just gim mea piece of pie or
anything that happens to be handy,
and lemme go on me way."
“So you’re afraid of work, are
you?” •
•Yis, lady, that’s what I am. I'aa
honestly afra d of it. I’m lryin’to
be good."
“Well, so far as I can^judge yon re
not making a success at it.’’
“Your eyes deceives yon, lady
I’m doin fus rate. But temptation
besets me. It’ all I kin do to keep
iiom dragging that broom out of
your hands an raisin’ aech a duat
wit it dat foiks ’ud come from de
house down de road to aat’ bout de
torrenado. You don’t koow de el
fort it takes to mcacif.’’
“Well, 111 lay the broom down
on the step and watch you grab it."
“I wouldn’t dast."
“There isn’t anybody hypnotiz
ing you, is there?”
‘So, lady. It’s de danger of phai
cal culture. You know wbat ex
ercise’ll do- It swells a man’s bi
ceps up till bis arms looks liko a
roast o’ spring lamb.’’
“Well, wbat of it?”
“Lady, I’ve got sicb a bad tem
per dat 1 have to look out for it
constantly. I would not dare trust
myself among me fellow creatures
wid so much motcle.’’
CASTORZA.
Baantka A H* YtStoaUsaW Baatft
^REAT SALE8 prove the great
v4 merit of Hood’s Sarsaparilla.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla sells because it
accomplishes GREAT CURES.
Try the 1MDEPENDENT.
Job Wobi.
of every description, plain or colors
promptly done at lowest prices.
POSTERS,
PAMPHLETS,
BILLHEADS,
CIRCULARS,
LETTERHEADS,
SALE BILLS, Ac
"SuriRM, Taste and Dispatch. ’
our motto. Call and ascertain
our ratoa.
ANECDOTAL LITERATURE,'
Contributed to the Independent
b? W. G,
THE PHONOMIME.
An ingenious mechanician Of
A ienna, some years ago invented &
new ami peculiar instrument, which
be named phonomime (from the
Greek phonomime, signifying to ij>i
tate the human voice.) In outward
appearance, the instrument resem
bled a cabinet piano-forte. The
tone, which was produced by means
ol pipes, presented an exact similar
ity to the human voice.
This phonomime had four regis
ters—bass, baritone, tenor and so
prano. Every chord produced an
effect similar to the harmony ol son
orous male voices, and the hearer
could scarcely persuade himself tha^
he was not listening to a fine chorus
An experiment of this effect was
tried in the house of a distinguished
dilettante of Vienna. The instru
ment and performert were placed in
an apartment reparate Irom the
company. The illusion was com
plete. All present imagined they
were listening to a chorus of excel
lent singers, 'and bestowed high
praise on their fine voices and ac
curate execution.
*
BOGART*
Mr. Bogart was a native of the
city of Albany, where he died.at tlio
early age of twecty-one years. He
was studying law at the time of his
disease, and gave the highest prom
ise of professional reputation, lie
wrote with singular rapidity, md
would frequently astonish his com
panions by wonderful improvisa
tions. It was good naturally hint
ed on one ccession that his im
promptus were preparcdjbeforchand,
and he was asked whether he would
submit to a test oftho matter. lie
promptly consented and a most dif
ficult one was immediately propos
ed.
One of the company took up a
copy of Lord Byron’s Childe, Har
old, each stanza of which has nine
lines. Fhe name of a distinguished
and clever lady—Lydia Kane—also
has nine letters. “Now,’’ said this
gentleman, “I will open the poem at
random, and choose a stanza and
you aaall write au acrostic on tho
lady’s name, each lioe of which shall
end with the same word as in the
stanza selected.” The stanza was
this : k
“And must tncy fall? the young, the proud
the brave,
To swell our blotted chiefs unwholesome
reign?
No step between submission and a grave!
The rise of rapine and the fall of Spain!
And doth the power that man adores or
dain,
Hit doom, nor heed the suppliant’s ay
pealf
Is all, that desperate valor acts in vain 1
And counsel sage, and patriotic seal,
The veteran's skill youth’s fire, and man*
hood’s heart of steal!”
Bogart went to work at once,
and in less than tho time of the
wager—ten minutes—got off the fol
lowing :
“Lovely and loved, o’er the uucomiuered
-brave,
Your charms resistless, matchless girl
shalt—relgdf
Hear as the mother bolds her Infant's—
greve,
In love’s own region, warm, romantic—
Spain!
And should your fate lo courts your steps
—ordain.
King’s would in vain to regal pomp—ap
peal,
And lordly bishops kneel to yon In—vala.
Nor valor’s fire, law’s power, nor church,
man’s—zeal
Eudure ’gainst love’s (time's up) untar
nished—steel.”
***
KIPPSBED.
Dr. Chalmers once entertained, at
bis table, a distinguished guest from
Suetzerlaad, whom he asked if he
would be helped to “kippered sal
mon.” The foreign divine asked
the meauing of “kippered,” and was
told that it meant preserved. The
poor man, in a public prayer soon
after, offered a petition that the dis
tinguished divine might long bo
kippered to the Free Church of
Scotland.”
a ^
HE FOOEF.D THE SUH
All doctors told Keoick Hamilton
of West Jeffer*on, ()., alter suffer
ing 18 tnootba from Iteclal Fistula,
be would die unless a costly opera
tion was performed; but b e cured
himself with five boxes of Bucklen’s
Arnica Salve, the surest Pile cure
ou Earth, and tbe best Salve in tbe
World. So cents a box. Sold at
Mattbaci’s Pharmacy.
De»tfny is God's sun ripening tbe
harvest oi our sorrowing.
lu Europe, Asia, Afiica, Austral
ia sod America, tbe five great couti
neuts, Sbaker medicines are being
used by suffering humanity for lb*
core of aickneas and disease.
Never was there such a universal
demand never such wonderful re
sults.
Shaker Digestive Cordis! make* 5
a cure for indigestion, is prepared ' *
from barbs and roots, and is a nat
ural remedy, which cures by aiding
nature and not by fighting her.
Shaker Digestive Cordial makes'
those faf, who have become thin by
not digesting tlieir fo d.
It restores the apirjia and the ap
petite of those who are dejected and
fagged out from wearing effects «>f
indigestion.
It relieves the 8>mptoxs of tfis—
peps*?, ami. after using for a reason
able time, finally cures the com
plaint.
S<ld «■* druggists. Tiial bo tils
10 cents. v '

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