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Frostburg Mining Journal.
J. B. ODER, Editor and Proprietor, TWELFTH YEAR.—NUMBER 5. Miscellaneous Advertisements. Stoves & Tinware PREb. JOHNSON is still active JD and doing a good business at No. 49 Main St, Frostburg, Where be sells the BEST STOVE In town. I refer to the well known “Ironsides!” Which has the largest oven and is the quickest baking stove in the market. I also manufacture and keep con stanlly on hand the most substantial and very best Tinware! TO BE FOUND. Soliciting a call and an inspection of the superb New Ironsides Cook Stove and my stock of tinware, I remain yours, Apr 9-y FRED. JOHNSON. Weights and Measures. ARTICLE XXXII—REVISED CODE OP MARYLAND. I. The standards for weights and meas ures in tins State, except ns otherwise pro vided in this article, shall be such as are used at the custom-house in the city of Baltimore, 3. The county commissioners of cscli county shall, except where otherwise di rected by local law, on or before the first day of May in each year, appoint some person as keeper of the standards of weights and measures, who shall safely keep and preserve the same, and when re quired, deliver them to the county commis sioners, or to such person as they may ap point to receive tho same, and who shall perform the several duties prescribed by tliis article. 3. Tho person so appointed shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, give bond to the county < ommlssloncrs in the penal sum of five hundred dollars condi tioned for tho faithful discharge of all the duties appertaining to his office. 4. All weights and measures used in this Slate in the vending of articles, shall bo inspected by the said standard keeper lor the county, once in every year, under a penally not exceeding twenty dollars, to be paid by the person owning or using the same, and when adjusted, shall be by the standard-keeper branded, marked, or stamped with the letters M. 8, meaning thereby Maryland Standard, in such man ner and on such parts of such weights and measures as in his judgment will be most lasting and effectual in preventing fraud ulent practices or impositions in the use thereof. 5. The weight! and measures so exam ined, branded or stamped, and no other, shall be used within this State in the vending of such articles as arc directed by law to he or are usually sold by weight or measure, under a penalty of twenty dol lars, and all articles Bold within this Slate shall be sold by said weights and measures under tile like penalty. 0. All scale-beams used in the vending of articles in this State shall he inspect! d and stamped by Hie keeper of the stand ards of weights, as weights arc directed to bo stamped, and any person using scale beams in this State not stamped ns herein directed, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding twenty dollars ioreach offence. 7. The keepers of standards of weights and measures shall attend at tho dill, rent markets, towns, and villages, in the coun ty, lor which they shall respectively be appointed, at least once in each year, and at the different public inspecting waie houses in the said counties at least twice in each year, on some certain d*ys to be appointed by the county commissioners, of which days public notice shall be given by advertisements Inserted in some one or more newspapers in the counties in which there may be sucli paper printed, and also by advertisements set up at some conspic uous place in the said markets, wa. chouses, Villages and towns, and shall inspect and adjust all beams and scales, weights and measures, used or intended to be used in the said county. 8. Each keeper of standards shall keep a book 111 which he shall register the names of the persons whose beams and scales, weights and measures, ho has ad justed, together with the day ef the month and year, and the number and despr ption of Hie tame to adjusted, which hook he shall submit to the inspection of the coun ty commissioners once in each year, or ofteuer if required. 9. If any person shall neglect or refuse to have li.s beams and scales, u eights and measures, inspected and adjusted as herein directed, when required to do so by the proper officer, he shall forfeit and pay five dollars for every day during such delin quency. 10. If any standard-keeper shall be in formed or have reason to suspect that any person is using, or has in his possession with a fraudulent intention, any false beams, scales or measures, ho shall exam ine the same, and if lie find them, or any of them, to be false, he shall seize the same us a forfeiture, and adjust and sell them at public auction,and shall annually return a statement of the money received therefor under oath to tho county com missioners. 11. 11. any weight or measure which shall have teen branded or stumped as herein required, shall be broken, injured, altered or changed, or coudemncd by the standard-keeper, and shall be found there after in the use ol any person within this Stale, such person shall forfeit and pay twenty dollars for each offence. 12. Each standard-keeper sha I receive such compensation lor the disdliarge of his duties asllie county commissioners shall think proper to allow, winch shall be levied on tho assessable properly of Hie county and collected as other county charges. 13. Whenever any standard-keeper shall he applied to, to adjust scales, wights and 'Measures, by adding to or dimmish ny the same, or to adjust scale-beams, he shall be al lowed an additional reasonable compensation therefor, to be paid by the party so applying for his services. 14. The one-half of all tines and forfeit- - urcs imposed by tho preceding sections of Hus article shall go to the *nformer, the Other to Hie use of the county, and in till suits therefor, Hie informer shall be a com petent witness. 16. Nothing contained in the preceding sections of this article shall apply to tho city of Baltimore, or to any private house keeper nut 111 trade or pursuing some kind of merchandise us a business. * * * * it * July 1 Hi iscellaneons Advertisements. DR. Cf C. JACOBS. PRACTITIONER OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY OFFICE in Dr. Gclzendauncr’s late office, Broadway, Frostburg, Md. Oct 22-y CATARRH WHICH has withstood nil treatment and if of twenty years standing please call at DR. RUHL’S OFFICE. |y Fees paid when cured. Nov 12-tf BRICK. WE are uow prepared to furnish an EXCELLENT QUALITY of BRICK IN ANY QUANTITY! ty Orders left with cither JAMES H. WARD, at Borden Shaft,or ALBER T UOLLE, in Frostburg, Will Receive Prompt Attention July 23 IN tO ~~~ 1N854 Uuiuird Steamship Co., LIMITED, Between new York and Liv erpool, cnllingat Queenstown each way. Proposed sailings from Pier 40, North River, New York: Gallia Wednesday July 19 Servia “ “ 20 Scythia “ Aug. 2 Bothnia “ “ 9 Parthia “ “ 10 Gallia “ 11 23 Servia “ “30 ScyHiina “ Sept. 0 Bothnia “ “ 13 Catalonia. ... ■“ “20 Gallia “ “27 Servia “ Oct. 4 Scythia “ “ 11 Bothnia “ “ 18 Cabin passage, §BO and §IOO gold ; Storage, §3B. THOS. O. PORTER, July 16 Froatlmrg, Md. THE CUMBERLAXI) Telephone Company. r pifE Cumberland Telephone Company 1 herewith present to the petrous a cor reeled list of subscriber to the Exchange. In doing this we return cur sincere thanks fur the encouragement given the enterprise by our subscribers and the gen eral public Our aim has bean to give effi cient service and we shall endeavor to merit their patronage in Hie future: Adams Express Millman, F X Alien, W T Maryland Coal Co American Coal Co Mil ho land Jas A Bullzoll A Ronss Mnrean, E Beall, R Ads Co MeKnig's Foundry Beall, Mrs Wm R MeKalg’s Law office B and O Express Morgan, T P B and O freight Magruder, Dr G W Boyd, A Hunter New Central Coal Co Brace, Dr C H Noon, I’ Brace A Richmond Orrick, J C & Sou Brady's Mills Olir, Dr C II Bruce, Dr .1 J O’Donnell, .1 B Bruce, W-Rcv. oilicePaul’s Foundry Brandier, J N M Paul.T 11, Frostburg Blaltau, John A Penu’a R R in Md Beall, Baush ACo PustMlico (Ptoslbnnr)- Porter, Dr H Virgil Beall, F C, FrosthurgPorter, Dr 11 V, res Campbell, WP & CoPrice & Willisou City Hall Price, W IV! Cook's Mill Pompey Smash (pub- Court House lie station) Couiehan Bros Percy, D G, Frost’rg Coulehan, J A T Payne & Co, Frost’rg Consolidation Coal Rawlings Station Co office Ridgeley, Clms Consolidation Coal Uotiror, L 1), office Co wharf Rohrer, L D, mill C& O Canal office Rawlings, O M Cnmhe’anuCementCoßoundliouse G C & C Daily News Hyland, A J Daily Times Ryan, J, Lonuconing Dixon, John T Rayan, D Daughtrey.p II & Coßyan & Bro, Pekin Harrow A Co Sanders, John W Eve, E D Sander, J W, res Fronhiser A Co Stmuies, R T A Co Farrell, Mrs M Seay, C A Fiurshutz HU F Second Nat flank Fiury & Son Shiubolt, J W Frostburg Exchange Shnver, E T Fulton, .1 A& Co Spiar, Dr .) W Gordon & Sen Sloan, 1) W Gramlich, F M Sloan A Sloan, Ocean Oaffuey, j P St Nicholas Hotel Gas office StPeterAPaois CU’ch Gas Works St Thomas Hospital Gaskcll A Evcrsliuo Spindler, Lewis Hast, John T Schmitt, Rev V P Healey, Dr Thos M Fr*'Rl burg Hein A Co Sloan A C<>, Lonaco'g Hein, P Sloan A Co, Ocean i Henderson, Oco, jr Thrusloii, Mrs G A Uelzcl, C F Tilghman, F L Humbird A Co Trieber, H M Hull's, (public office) T ,ylor, T B, res Uadra, Eawurd W U Telegraph office Hager, James Water works Johnson, UL, res Welsh, n. H Johnson, J S Weir, Capi John Lauew, A D Wills Creek Tannery } Landwehr, Geo D Wiesel, J P Lavm A Co Widmer, J B Lear, DII Wilson, Dr LB I Lowndes, Lloyd, jr Weber, Henry Lynn, David Weber, 11, limn | Lichtenstein, 8 Wiley, I)i W W Lonaconing Exch’geYoung, Chas A Son | TERMS. Special line within half lulls o( Ex change, $4,17 per month Each addition al halt mile *lb extra per annum. Messages to Lonuconing, Frostburg and Pompey Smash, 10 cents. Message and answer, 25 cents. JOHN A. }ILATTAU. Superintendent. Edwin D. Eye, Manager. AJST IN DEPENDENT PAPER. FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1882. I . Miscellaneous Advertisements. Operates wltliEnergy upon the Kidneys, Liver, Bowels and Pores of the Skin, Neutralizing, Absorbing anil Expelling Scrofulous, Cancerous aim Canker Tim cause of moat human ills; and curi whoa physicians, hospitals and all other I methods" and remedies fail, Scrofula or King's Evil, Glandular Swellings, Ulcers Old Sores, Milk Leg, Mercurial Affections, Erysipelas, Tumors, Abscesses, Carbun cles, Boils, Blond Poisons, Bright’s Dis ease, Wasting of the Kidneys and Liver, Rheumatism, Constipation, Piles, Dyspep sia and all Itching and Scaly ERVPTIONi Of the Skin ami Scalp—such as Sal- Rheum, Psoiiasis, Tetter. Ringworm, Bar ber’s Itch, Scald Head, Itching Piles and other Disfiguring and Torturing Humors from a pimple to a scrolulitic ulcei, .vlicn assisted by Cuticuiia. ami Cuticuua Soap, Hie great Skin Cures. CUTICIISA A sweet, unchangeable Medicinal Jelly, clears off all external evidence of Blood Humors,cats away Dead Skin and Flesh, instantly allays Itehings and Irritations, Softens, Soothes and Heals. Worth its weight in gold for all Itching Diseases. (11 H I IS A SO Al* And Exquisite Toilet, Bath, and Nursery Sanative. Fragrant with delicious flower odors and healing balsam. Contains in a mollified form all the virluesof Coticuha, the great Skin Cure, and is indispensable in tho treatment ot Skin and Scalp Dis eases, and lor restoring, preserving, and beautifying the complexion and skin. The ! only Medicinal Baby Soap. Coticura Remedies are the only real curatives for diseases of Hie Skin, Seal]) j and Blood. Price —Culicura Resolvent, $ I per bot tle; Cuticura,soo. per box; large boxes, $1; Cuticura Medicinal Toilet Soap, 25c ; Cuticura Medicinal Shaving Soup, 15e. ; Sold everywhere. Principal Depot,Weeks & Potter,Boston j ITARRHj Sanford’s Radical Cure. The Great American Balsamic Disllln lion of Witch Hazel,American Pine, Canadian Fir, Mangold,Clover Blossom, etc., For the Immediate Relief and Permanent Cure of every form of Catarrh, from a simple Head Cold or Influenza to the Loss of Smell, Taste and Hearing, Cough, Bronchitis, and Incipient Consumption. I Indorcd by Physicians, Chemists and Med- , leal Journals throughout tho world, as Hie oniy complete external and internal treat ment. One bottle Radical Cure, one box Catar rhal Solvent and Sautord’s Inhaler, ail in one package, of all druggists tor tf 1. Ask for sanfoud’s Radical Core. WEEKS A POTTER, Boston. cOLUAf<v electricity. Vu\ ll I'J Gentle, yet Effective, YI-NrhfJytF' united with Healing ’ Balsam,render Collins’ _ VOLT AIC ELEC- X \ tr- - n?IC PLASTERS one hundred times superior fit to n’l oilier plasters for every Pain, Wcrkness and Inllamation. Price, 25 cents. Sold everywhere. [Oct Mm NEW SHOE STORE". C. SNYDER & BRO. VUE pleased to announce to the public that they have opened a SHOE STOKE In Uollc’s building, on Broadway. Their stock is ALL NEW and embraces all grades of qualities and prices of Me.rS, Womens, Boys and Girls’ Wear -BOOTS AND SHOES— Their aim is lo sell FIRST-CLASS goods at prices its LOW ns Hie LOWEST. Ala king ami ISiipairing. In addition to Hie store supply one of Hie firm, assisted by a superior workman, wifi make BOOTS and SHOES to order ! and guarantee satisfactory lit and good i workmanship. REPAIRING also cxccu * ted in the best style. | Try them before purchasing or having work done elsewhere, and don’t forget Hie pla%- C. SNYDER A BRO , llolle’s Building, Broadway, I Sept 30 Frostburg, Md. Notice. N otice is hereby given that Hie atHtenudt omit)’ 'I axes iV>r 1 §B3 are now due and payable, and j that a discount of 5 pel cent, will ho al lowed on nil taxes paid before Hie Ist day 1 of September; 4 per cent, on all paid dur ing September, and ti per cent, during I October. No discount alter that date will he allowed. Office at my store, where I will he found every day for the purpose of receiving the same. JOHN J. KELLER, July 8 Collector 3d District. DR. JOHN J. JONES, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Ol fico on Main street in Thomas build i iug, Frostburg, Md. [Aug | Jklert Jftwg. A Romance of History. It was nutting time. A blooming band of peasant chil dren bad gathered from far and near j to have a merry day amid the nut j trees and hedges. I say children—but girls of fifteen and lads of eighteen and twenty were scattered through the chattering group. The nut harvest was aj’oyful time to them. The young are always attractive in a certain way. The uudimmed brightness of the eye—the satiny smoothness of the complexion—the ; happy smiles hovering aronnd the rosy lips—each bus a beauty to itself; but add to tho youthful face the charm of perfectly chiseled features, and of lustrous brown eyes, looking out upon the world with an innocent wonder at the changing scenes of loveliness 'so constantly unfolding themselves before them—frame it in a mass of shining, wavy gold of na ture’s own crimping—and poise it upon a form so lithe and slender in ; its exquisite graca that Praxiteles might have chosen it for his model— and you can form an idea cf Eika Bremer—tho acknowledged beauty of the whole surrounding country. And there was a romantic story about her going the rounds. It was said that no less a personage than Prince Eric, the son of the great and good Gustavtu, had been standing one morning by one of the palace windows to witness a rustic procession, which had been gotten up in honor of some important victory, recently won by his famous father ; ns he stood gazing listlessly out, his eyes brighten ed suddenly, and he turned to an at- I tendant and whispered a few words which caused him to turn away. When he returned he was not alone —Rika was with him. Prince Eric's beauty-loving eyes j had been attracted by her, as she had ! stood amid a group of other maidens I looking at the gayly-dreseed columns of her countrymen filing by. She, too, was in holiday attire ; and the black velvet jacket, fitting closely | to her slender figure, and adorned with silver-gilt buttons, brought out so vividly the exquisite fairness of her skin, with its rose-leaf tints of red upon lips and cheeks, that she locked like a being ot a different sphere as she stood amid her mates. Confused and blushing, she now awaited the prince's pleasure. She dared not raise her eyes to his face. Had she done so, she would have been overpowered by the earnest ness ol the gaze with which he regard ed her. Prom the moment his eyes rested upon Rika’s face, the world held but one peerless woman to him. It mattered not that bis younger brother, Duke John, was even then in another kingdom, wooing for him a royal bride, upon whose brow rest ed a diadem, whose splendor far ex ceeded the one which he was to in herit upon the death of his father. No. In that moment Elizabeth of England was forgotten. The peasant maid who stood before him had be come the queen of his fancy. “Thy name, little.one?" he asked. Rika raised her eyes to the hand some, earnest face, but dropped them timidly as she met bis glance. “I am Frederika—the forester’s daughter—your majesty.” “Nay, not yet crave I for that title, maiden. Young blood must have its vent, and 1 am glad to know that the cares of government are not soon likely to rest upon my shoulders, broad though they be." With a smile he glanced at bis stal wart frame, which was acknowledged to be one of the finest specimens of physical comeliness in the country, an was his face called the handsomest cf any prince's in Europe. Rika courlesied respectfully, bat did not reply. If the gaciotis prince chose thus t.j address as a i eouai one of the hum blest of his father's subjects, she knew well her position, and was to the full as proud of her unsullied innocence and integrity as the haughtiest maid in the realm. Her shy modesty added to her beauty in Eric’s eyes. “Where livest thou, Frederika?" he asked softly; “for I would well like to send tby father a commission | lo fell some trees which much inter fere with the comfoit of the kings bunting parties in the forest.” This he said, knowing intuitively that it would startle Rika to give her his true reason and say that he inten ded to start out himself in quest of fairer and more precious game— ' which must be ensnared in tenderer 1 toils than those at the command of the keenest sportman at his father's 1 con it. * Alter a few more words he snffered 5 Mltka to go. But the sweet memory ofhsr presence want not with her. ! It nestled deep within his heart. After this interview, scarcely a week * passed that did not find Eric's steps I r # r 1 turned in the direction of the fores ter’s cottage. 1 A glass of milk, from Rika's own 1 white hands, was tho draught most ' preferred by the royal hunter—al ! though, out of courtesy, he would ' sometimes accept a mug of mead from ’ the sturdy old father. Matters were in this stage at the time our story opens. The nuts were gathered, and the merry groups had dispersed to their various homes, with the understand ing that they should meet again the | next day and go together to the pal ace and dispose of their treasures. The next morning found them on their way, dressed in their best, as became so eventful an occasion in their usually monotonous lives ; for royalty has such a glamor to uniniti ated eyes that the mere sight of the walls which shut it in is eagerly cov eted . It was a pretty sight lo anyone who might have been stationed at the win dow lo see that blooming procession of neatly dresscl lads and lasses, as they wended their way along with many a merry laugh and jest, until at last they baited in the great square before the palace. But to the watching eyes of the prince—who had received a hint of tho ocming of tho nut-gatherers— there was but one face worth looking at among the throng. “Come,” he said to the courtiers who were standing near, “let us go down to the square in a body and make [the hearts of yon merry rus tics even merrier to-day by exchang ing some coins for the nuts that they have with them.” A prince’s suggestion never lacks for listeners, nor for followers; and soon the rich toilettes of the court people were scattered about amidst the crowd in tha square. Eric’s steps were turned at once towards Rika. Ho soon possessed himself of her nuts; and after paying for them lavishly in golden coin, he took from an inner pocket, a locket and chain, which he gave to her, saying : “Wear it for my sake. There is no one who would loook fairer in it. You ought to be a queen, little Rika, and I will yet make you one.” Before Rika had time to realize aught but that his words had filled her heart with a bewildering sense of • happiness, he had gone, his gift alone remaining to prove that she had not been dreaming. But she soon came to her sober senses. It was well known that King Qus tavue had been holding negotiations with the maiden Queen of England, to induce her to bestow her jewelled hand upon his elder son, and it bad reached Rika's ears. Such a thing had been known as a maid of low degree being wood and won by a royal suitor. The tale of Grisel's happiness, and of her woes as well, was a favorite one among the folk-stories told aronnd the bumble hearths of the peasantry ; and if fate had ordained it to happen to her also Eika would have been as glad and proud a maiden as ever the sun bad shone on. But she would listen to no words of love from one whose band was as good as given to another. Thus she thought as she walked slowly homeward. So the next day a little barefooted boy—-the child ol a neighboring far mer—was sent to tee palace by Rika wi h Prince Eric's gift, carefully tied up in a piece of linen cloth, cut from the corner of a web, which she herself had woven from flax raised from the seed, and prepared by her own deft 1 hands. Could the unconscious trinket have told Eric that Rika'u bright eyes had lingered lovingly and regretfully up on it, and that she had pressed it to • I her red lips again and again, it might i have lessened his chagrin in receiving his present back again. As it was, it only kindled anew bis determination to win Btka for hie own, he the consequences what they might. It should not be said of him that a lowly peasant girl had given him, the Crown Prince cf Swe den, snch a rebuff. He threw a large cloak over his rich court suit; and, thus disguised, he mounted OUf, bit favorite hunter, and hastened towards Rika's home. Hot anger was contending with bis love for the rustic beauty as he rode along. But when he at last reached the borders of the cleared patch of land in the forest which held the little cottage, „had dismounted from his horse and tied him to a sapling, and found himself standing at the door, awaiting his answer to his rap, all was forgotten but the thought that he was noon to gaze upon the beau tiful face* which had haunted his fancy so persistently since ,fate had first brought it before him. Rika opened the door and stood for an instant in glad surprise, gazing up into her lover’s face in utter for getfulness of the difference in their stations. "Ah ! little one, thy face for once tells me all that I wish to know. Thou lovesl me ! 1 see it in these eyes." And before Rika had time to re treat be caught her to his heart and imprinted passionate kisscas upon her trembling lips. She drew herself from his encircling arms, and stood panting like a fright ened fawn. Then she drew herself at his feet, and, clasping her hands entreatingly, she said; "Oh, most noble prince, let it not he put against thy record that inno cence and virtue received no respect at thy hands ! Go, 1 entreat you 1 Should my father return and find thee here, he would surely first kill -me, and then kill himself, in shame and despair! Ob, go!" “I mean thee no harm, Eika. 1 . love thee ; and when one loves he hurts not the object of that love To win thee I will give up my heirship to tho crown to my brother John ; and while he wears the diadem upon his brow, I will content myself with love and happiness with thee.” "Not so, noble Eric," said Rika, firmly ; “if thou wouldst make euch a sacrifice, I, for one, will not be a party to it. After such a marriage— entailing, as it would, so much loss— love would prove but a transient guest within our home. Reproaches would drive the fickle god away." “Tell me the truth, Rika,” inter rupted Eric, with passionate earnest ness; "do you love me?" “Sowell that I would rather die than know that harm would come to one so noble through any influence of mine." “And yet you refuse to make me happy ?" “I refuse to work vour ruin, noble prince. Tho present is not al! of life. But see—the sunlight has already reached the middle point of your dial 1 In ten more minutes my father will be here. If thou wouldst shield me from harm, go." "I will obey now ; but I will not promise to give up the hope which lured me hither. Farewell for a time, most obdurate maiden." Then, with a long, lingering, regret ful look, the prince turned and de parted. Days and weeks passed on. At lost came a time which was to plunge tho nation into mourning. The good and great: Gustavua was stricken with a mortal illness. He died, and was laid beside hia kingly progenitors, and Eric was the reigning sovereign in Sweden. Young, impulsive, and hia own master, with bis heart filled with but one image, is it to be wondered at that he suffered no obatacla to delay his anion with the maiden of hia love, after the days of his mourning were fully accomplished, and that the pret ty nut-girl of Sweden became its crowned queen ? Search the annals of history, and you will find the romantic story of the marriage on record, adding still another fclk-tale fo those the country maidens tell ever to each other at | that witching time between daylight I and starlight, when all nature is go ing to rest, and young hearts are , attuned to sympathy with all true | lovers. i $1.50 per annum-in advance. WHOLE NUMBER, 677 IfiistrUang. Lower Prices Assured, For a year or more post the prioei of almost every variety of food, and more particularly of the staple*, have ruled aa high as at any time daring the war. Many of them have been higher, end aome of them are to-day much beyond the ordinary figures. The price of beef, mutton and pork placoa those iudisoensablea to every American table almost beyond the reach of any other than the affluent, and yet the butchers insist that there is an absolute scarcity, and that their profits at the present exorbitant rates are less than when they were selling at 50 per cent. less. This may be so, but there mast be some unnatural cause for.it. Speculation no doubt lies at ths bottom of it,and the day cannot be far distauot when the cornering of meats must cease. But the prevailing high prices for food cannot much longer be main tained. Nature has given us the full benefit of her beneficent help. In every direction she has come to our rescue. We have harvested the grea test crop of wheat known to the country. Rye and barley have also yielded well. Potatoes, that a few weeks ago were scarce at from f 3.00 to $4.00 a bushel, can now be had in abundance at one-third those figures. Corn, save in a few sections, never looked better, and aa to fruit, our kind mother earth has given as a sup ply that promises to be overwhelsaing. Vegetables, especially in the vicinity of Baltimore, have been grown in ex ceptional profusion and of superior quality. All these things point to decreasing prices—to a return to the rates which in former years of plenty have ruled. The workingman, who naturally grew alarmed at the cost of even the simplest articles of diet, can begin to fee! assured that the crisis is nearly past, and that even though hie wngcs are not increased, he oan live aa comfortable upon what he is receiving os he did twelve or eighteen months ago.—Baltimore Herald. St. Louis Stoet Adapted to an Idyl or Cukbkelahb.— “You have stepped on my foot." The murmuring zephyrs of a June morning were kissing with dewy breath the rose bashes that were soon to burst forth in a wealth of bud and blossom; the twitter of the robin and the meadow lark rose cheerily upon the too), fresh air that came from be yond the hilltops in the west, and athwart the eastern sky faint banks of crimson-light, rosy harbingers of the flood that was to come, made a vivid contrast to the deep blue of the zenith, while over all was spread the solemn hush that comes before breakfast. “You are mistaken, darling," said Gwendolen Mahaify, looking up ten derly at Perioles Perkins; “it was the horse." “Perhaps you are right," the man replied, stroking the neck of the horse —a beautiful Norman that weighed nearly a ton—“but it would have de ceived even a more trusting heart than mine.” Plantation Philosophy. —De eel is de politician among fish. A 'oman is happiest when she's un easy about sutbiu’. I would ruther tell a lie to cause pleasure den a truth to cause pain. Nature favored de nigger in many ways, but I doan' see why she put a kidney foot on him. Doan' jedge a man by de fuss he makes. In flyia' de hummin' bird makes more noise den de hawk. De object what is most de most dif ficult ter gain is de most prized. De hardest nut ter craok has de sweetest kernel. Between de fear ob de dobbil an' de joy ob redemption de ignorant nigger doan' know which way to turn. Howsber, de ohiokin aint altergedder safe. —Arkemaw Traveltr. The peculiar action on the kidneys and urinary organs of asparagus is frequently noticed during the season. Prof Benson recently proved in the case of the Emperor William and others that in combination with malt and quinine it is an absolute specific for diseases of the liver, kidneys and I urinary organs. His method has ; been adopted by the Malt Bittere i Company, and this great German food i is now composed of ma't, hops, qui i nine bark and asparagus.—Medical i Times.