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Frostburg Mining Journa
J. B. ODER, Editor and Proprietor.
TWELFTH YEAR.—NFMBER 49
Miscellaneous Advertisements*
Property for Sale.
6 HOUSES AND DOTS in Frosllmrg
for sale—CUE API Must be sold I
Feb 18—tf JAMES KANE, Agent.
Dr. A. A. WHITE’S
Blood and Liver Pills,
For the cnre of OlseaKes aris
ing from an lni|>iire slate of
the Hloorl or Derangement f
the Nlomaeh, Fiver and Kld
iicyN. Tliey are mil lin their operation
and will cure with dispatch Malaria,
ItilimiH Fever, Dyspepsia,
Fiver Complaint, Jaundice,
Headache and Constipation.
PRICE 25 CENTS PER BOX,
Sold by all DniKKi*!*- [ApSI-y
de o aTw in d e ht,
Dru2:a:ist,
FROSTBURG, MB.
JJEADQUARTERS for
Drugs, Medicines,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS,
Fine Toilet Notion*,
WALL PAPERS—endless variety of
, pretty patterns,
WINDOW til.ASS—all sizes, etc.
Prescriptions promptly and
carefully compounded.
BEALL’S BLOCK, FROSTBURG, MD
May 7—tf
THOMAS’
Boot, Shoe, Hat and Cap
EMPORIUM.
The Latest Novelties in
Boots and Shoes
are now displayed on niv counters. Every
style of tiENTLEMEN’S HATS
AND CAPS AT LOW PRICES.
I also keep constantly on hand u lartr
supply of Feather and Shoe Find,
lags. An inspection of my slock before
purchasing is requested.
THUNKS A SPECIALTY.
WILLIAM THOMAS,
Main street, Frostburg, Md.
for the Peerless Remington
Sewing Machine. [May7-tf
Will HE TO HE CUHED.
Dr. ROBERTSON,
80 N. LIBERTY ST., BALTIMORE,MD
"1 'HE most reliable and successful sped
.l slisl in tins country, with 20 years ex
perience in special treatment ol ad acute
and chronic diseases of the Urinary Organs
of the Nervous System, Organic and Semi
nal Weakness, Nocturnal Emissions, irn
poteney (loss of sexual power) Nervous
Trembling, Shyness, Wasting of Bo iy,
Palpitation of Heart,&c., caused by early
abuse or excess of married life, quickly
cured by newly-discovered remedies that
have never failed. Gonorrhoea, Gleet and
Stricture quickly cm cd. Syphilis in all its
stages, Syphilitic Ulcers of the Body, Hu
mes, Blot die - on the Face, Ulcers in Nose
or Throat positively cured, and the poison
entirely eradicated from the system with
o the use of Mercury. Dr. Robertson is
a graduate ot the University ot Maryland.
Refers to leading physicians of Baldmore,
his native city. All Female Complaints
and all Irregularities quickly removed.
Correspondence strictly confidential.
Medicine sent to any address packed free
from observation. A cu o guaranteed in
every case placed under my treatment.
Enclose stump lor reply. (Dec 38
YE LIGHTNING I
SPRING OPENING AT
Rogers’Art Palace
“PAR EXCELLENCE !”
CARRY the news to your friends and
proclaim to the entire region that we
are prepared with every laeility pertaining
to the profession to execute
Photo in Cards, Cabinet Panels,
BOVJiDOUHS Bxlo,
and all large sizes, in the most perfect
manner We are ihconh artists !u Wi st
ern Maryland, Western Pennsylvania ami
West Virginia that use the
Rapid (or "Lightning”) Process,
an entirely new n eiliod by which Photos
arc made in “flash." No si are, no sad or
mohrnlul expressions. Childien photo
graphed wilii absolute certainty.
See Our Show Windows,
Look out nr New Bl‘- les, notice the great
ly Imp oved appearance of our gallery ami
then come in and ti>J Yunr "lanik
m>SN Tuokeii ’ in i ew style yourself.
Courtesy and polite decorum wid he
meted to all who will favor us with a
call. Respect lully,
A. A. ROGERS,
Pi oprietor,
Broadway Gallery of Photography.
May 5-tf
f THE DAY,
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W. T. CROASDAI.E, Editor.
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Railroads—Time Tables.
Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad
NEW TIME TABLE
r pO TAKE EFFECT
I Monday, May 14, 1883.
Passenger trains leave Cumberland at
8.15 a. u and 3.35 p. m.
Frostburg, cast, 7.10, a. M., ami 12.42 p. M.
“ west, 10.12, “ “ 4.85 “
SCHEDULE:
<— LEAVE —, STATIONS t —AHIIIVK —.
A.M. IA. M. A. M. PM
6.16 j 11.40 Piedmont 11.10 6.82
8.30 j 11.66 Barton’ 10.60 6.17
Ip. M.
12.10 Jack.on 10.42 6.07
12.25 Ocean 10.26 4.52
7.1 2 j 12.82 Borneo Shaft 10.20 4.45
7.10 12.42 Frostburg 10.12 4.85
7.30 I 1.00 Morantown tt.B2 4.15
7.40 1.07 Mt. Savage 9.46 4.0!)
7.46 | 1.12 Barrelville 9.40 4.01
7.48 1 1.14 Patterson’s 9.38 3.59
7.56 1 1,20 C. AP. Junction 9.30 3,50
8.05 | 1.35 Cumberland 9.15 3.35
-AUKIVK—' '—LEAVE—'
P L. BURWELIL
May 12 General Superintendent.
Georges Creek and Cumberland R, R.
PASSKNOKR TRAINS.
Commencing Wednesday, July 11,1KS!I.
(By Philadelphia time, which is 5 minutes
earlier than Baltimore time.)
Doily, Sundays exctplrd.
Special anangcmcnls for excursionists to
Dan’s Rock auu other points and return,
either in Ihc morning or afternoon.
OUTWARD BOUND TRAINS.
Leave Cumberland.. .7.15 a. m,; 1.30 p m
Arrive Vale Summit. .8.00 n. m ; 2.15 p. m
Arrive Lonaconing.. .8.30 a. m.; 245 p. m
RETURNING TRAINS.
Leave Louaconin-... 10.45 am.; 5.00 p. m
Arrive Vale Summit. 11.15 a. m.; 5.30 p. m
Arrive Cumberland.. 12.00 noon; 6.15 p. m
Apply a few limns in advance, al Hay
Street Station, in Cumberland, or by tele
phone to Vale Summit Station, lor carriage
arrangements be-ween Va.e Summit Sta
tion and Dans Ruck and retu'u.ul 50 cents
per pusseneer. Usual low lales on tin
Georges Creek and Cumberland railroad.
Pennsylvania ru lroi.d trains leave liny
Street Station at 8.45 a. m. u-d Mop m.
fur Bedford, Pittsburg, Philadelphia and
New York.
JAS. A. MILLUOLLAND,
July 21 General Manager.
BALTIMORE A OHIO RAILROAD.
ON and after May 14, 1883, trains will
arrive and depart as follows:
CiUM.LHiAAII.
AUKIVK I WKSTROUNU TRAINS | DEPART
1.05 a m No. 12 Express. I
2.43 aur No. 2 Express. | 2:48 am
7:22 a m No. 4 Express. I 738 a m
No. 34 Aeeom’n. 6.30 ain
1.30 pm No. 10 Express. |
3 04pm No. 14 Mail. i 3:10 pm
3.2 U(i m No. 6 Express. | 3:40 pm
ARRIVE I BABTBOUND TRAINS ] DEPART
1:36 am No. 8 Express. 1:41 a m
No. II Express. 3;ooam
7:03 a m No. 13 Mail. 7:08 a m
9-50 a m No. 5 Express. 10:06 a m
No. 9 Express. 2:45 p m
4.37 pm No. 1 Express. 4:65 pm
7:25 pnr No. 33 Accotu’n.
Mry 19 J. P. LEGGE,Agent.
[PITTSBURG DIVISION.]
ON and alter Nov. 29,1881, passenger
trams on the P.ttsburg Division ol
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad will run
us lulluws:
Cumberland. WESTBOUND.
3.52 p. m I No. 10 Mail. 1 10.00 p. m
12.4 Ua. m | No. | 6.30 a. m
Piteg. babtboukd,
8.50 a. ml No. 1 Mail. ( 2.85 p. m
9.10 p. m j No. 8 Express. | 2.35 a. m
Local accommodation train leaves Cum
berland for Counellsville ut 6.30 a. m.; re
turning arrive Cumberland 7.00 p. m.
On and after Nov. 20, 1881, trains on
tlie Somerset and Cambria Branch will
run as follows; Northbound—Leave
liockwood at 6.00 a. m. and 12.40 p. m.;
Somerset, 630 and 115 p. m., arrive Johns
town 8.30 a. m. and 3.05 p. m. South
bound-Leave Johnstown, 9.15 a. m. and
3.25 p. m ; Somerset 11.05 and 5.15 p. m.,
arrive Kuckwood, 11.40 a. m. and 5.50 p
m. All trains run daily.
THOMAS M. KING,
_ General Sup’t.
E. D. Smith, Passenger Agent.
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD,
(BEDFORD DIVISION.)
ON and after May 14, 1883, Passenger
Trams arrive auu denari us follows;
• —LEAVE , STATIONS. , ARRIVE—
Mail. Exp. Exp. Mall.
A.. M I*. M. p, j| i ||
845 i 55 Cumberland 12 35 10 00
919 2 21l Hyndmt.n 12 01 926
10*!0 930 Bedford 11 00 825
p m I
12 40 555 Huntingdon 835 605
355| 7 r 0 Altoona 715 i ?25
i m j A. M
845111 80 Pittsburg 825 733
A. M. P. M.
420|11 30 Harrisburg 310 315
I A M. J P. M. A. M.
730 1 255 Philadelphia 11 20 11 05
10 86 |Ol5 I New York 800 800
' —ARRIVE —> ' LEAVR—'
NOTE.—Time here given is Penney!-
vauia Railroad (Philadelphia) time, which
five minutes faster than Baltimore time.
No change of cars between Cumberland
md Huntingdon. Through cars between
Huntingdon ami Philadelphia, New York
and Pittsburg. Passengers from points
east of Hyudmau, for Somerset, take Ex
press train west; change cars at Hyndman,
and arrive at Somerset at 4..5S p. m.
Tickets sold and baggage checked bv
PETER NOON, Agent, corner of Balti
more and Liberty Streets, Cumberland,
and at the depot. ’Bus will call at resi
dences for passengers and baggage, on
notice left w ith agent.
J. U. WOOD,
General Passenger Agent.
| Taos. A. Roberts,Superintendent.
AN IN DEPENDENT PAPER.
FROSTBURG. MD., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1883.
Miscellaneous Advertisements.
a STANDARD
LAUNDRY WAX
PRESERVES Finen, given n
beautiful flnlnb, prevent*
tbe iron from *livklug, save*
• labor.
6 CENTS A CAKE.
| Ask your Storekeeper for it.
MADE BY
r Standard Oil Company,
5
j Aug 25—y CLEVELAND, OHIO.
| THE SPRING OF 1883
! Has Arrived !
)
i Y’E THAT HAVE BEEN BUYING
', L common and ill-fitting clothing, and
have been growling and grumbling because
of it, remember that no sucli complaints
are beard about the Splendid lilting
and well made a lolhlug that
comes from
HARRY C. COLBORX’S
Merchant Tailoring Establishment,
Next Door to St. Cloud Hotel, Frostburg
SUITS TO ORDER from a line of For
eign and Domestic Su tings, bought East
and West, that lor Neatness, perfection of
Coloring, excellence of Quality and Low
Prices
WILL WIN EVERY TIME,
and young man don’t you forget it, A
pleasure to show lb mto you. Come and
see them. H. 0. COLBURN,
Apr 14-tf Frostburg, Md.
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A New Musical Organization.
Eckhart, Md., Aug. 22,1883.
To the Mining Journal :
Our village will ehortlv step to file
fore in musical acquirements as in
others. The new “Independent Band,"
organized about a month ago, has
made rapid progress in it* practice.
! Several of the members have had con
siderable training and the new ones
are getting along handsomely. The
instruments used belonged to the
Crystal Band of Frosthurg, and our
place of practice is the skating rink.
In a future issue we will give the
Joubnal a list of our members in
cluding their several parts. Fur the
present let the followingsuffioe : Mr.
Frank Barnard, leader, and Messrs.
Aden Dillon, Daniel Scalley, William
Mathaas, Thomas O’Shea, Peter
S alley. Jesepb Coulehan, Jefferson
Brode, James Goldsworthy, Merlin
Cordial, Henry Davit and James
Carney. The material of our band
is good, and we do not doubt that
it will soon become the pride of our
town. Musica.
Items from Down the Hoad.
Eukbai.t, Md., August 24.1863.
To the Mining Journal ;
D.r.d— At this place, Monday
August 20, Willie, infant son of
William Dnd.ey.
Muy Simons, reported last weak as
very ill, is much better.
Clark Neff is home from Pittsburg,
Pa., on account of ill health. Hi*
mother is also unwell.
Miss Attialena Loar, ofGladesville,
W. Va, is visiting fiiends in this
vicinity.
David W. Sloan, our able State’s
Attorney, was in the village a few
hours Fiiday evening.
Last Sunday morning when a boy
was taking one of W. H. Evans’
hoi sea to water, it became un
manageable. The boy jumped off
just in time to save himself from
eetious injuries. The horse fell into
a large hole near the pump in fiont of
Mr. Thomas'. The animal was taken
out about two hours afterward, not
much injured.
A game of tsse hall was played at
Washington bill on Monday last by
some boys irom Cumberland and of
this place, resulting in a defeat to the
former by a score of thirteen to six.
A game by the same clubs will be
played at Cumberland in the near
future.
A miner was hurt while working
in the Slope Monday.
On Sunday last while communion
was being held in the Baptist Church
the service was greatly disturbed by
some miscreants who kept up a con
tinual discharge of fire-arms. It
greatly annoyed the congregation,
and we hope it will be looked into
and steps taken to prevent such con
duct, especially on the Sabbath.
A dog bit Miss Lizzie Sullivan last
Sunday.
Mr. Alex. 0. Neal, formerly of
Cumberland, now of this place, and
Miss P, Jacobs were manied at Cum
berland, Tuesday, August 21 t.
Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Harvey,
of Shawnee, Ohio, visited friends in
this place on the 22d.
AN AUCTIONEER'S STORY.
This is a strange world 1 And yet
I never thought so until mv attention
was called to the fact by a little inci
dent that befell me one day, and set
me off thinking so hard that I seemed
to grow out of my own hard sphere
and reach a great height, and then
look down on my other self with com
passion. I don’t know that it made
me any wiser, but. at least it made me
more kti entire to my fellow beings—
morn thoughtful of their love and sor
rows—and that counts for something,
I reckon.
I had cried dozens of pawnbrokers'
sales in my time, and never thought
anything about them, unless it was
that the old Two to One or Give and
Take were doubling their money,
and making a pretty penny, even
with ten per cent, commission taken
off.
But I had never thought of the
story connected with any one article
of the s*le—of the heartaches, and
despair, and woman’s tears. It was
hut a joke to me, who had known the
time when to “spout" a watch, or pis
tol, or some light trinket, in order to
carry on a frolic, or help a poorer
chap than I was, was but the impulse
of the moment, and carried no farther
freight than the relief from empty
pockets at the moment.
But, as I have eaid before, some
thing made me think, and ever since
I haven't tbe same heart to cry away
tbe goods of the poor creatures that
want and misery have driven into old
Two to One’s clutches.
The city of B is a splendid
market for our business. The trade
done there by one house alone would
discount any banking, commission or
other business in the place, and by
the same token, the pawnbrokers
equal us in power and profit, and give
us some of our biggest sales.
An odd lot came into the wareroom
one day, consigned to us by Clutchem
A Keep, a shrewd firm of new be
ginners, and as it fell to my duty to
assort sod label the goods, it thus also
fell to my fate to have a part in tbe
following glory:
The consignment consisted mainly
of glass and silverware, pictures and
bronzes, as Clutchem & Keep were
rather first-class in their business, and
did not yet condescend to family Bi
bles ; but in tbe lot I came across a
few pieces of furniture, which at
tracted my attention from the fact of
having an order from a Western house
to pick up all the antique oddities
afloat, for a bric-a-bnc firm.
Here were about a dozen specimens
of claw-legs, stick-backs, and other
wise uncomfortable household articles
in the shape of chairs, dressing-glass
es and cabinets, and I at once labled
them sold, that they might not get in
to next day’s sale, but be forwarded
at once to our Western bouse.
One article alone I noticed with at
tention enough to remember after
ward, and then only because I struck
my baud roughly against it, and the
pain made me stare hard at tha cause
of it. It was an old cedar cabinet,
trass-hound and clamped, but rusty
and forlorn looking enough in its
changed fortunes. I tabled it, as I
thought, for our next day's sale, us
there were two others to go West, and
the home market was going as crazy
for everything old, but parents and
friends, as either the West or North.
Bat subsequent events discovered
my mistake. Our Saturday sale was
a big one—the rival house across on
the corner hadn't a chance against us
that day—aud by noon every article
put up was bid ofi lively and quick.
The crowd bad begun to thin, and
I was busily mopping my wet face
wth a fresh handkerchief—for it is
warm work, I can tell you, to cry such
sales from ten to one o’clock—when
a lady came back in the store where
I was standing and approached me
eagerly—
“ Are you the proprietor, sir?” she
asked, with nervous haste, and I saw
she was trembling.
“I am the auctioneer, madam," I
said, wondering tvhat was wrong. “I
will call the firm, if you wish.”
She looked around, timidly but
eagerly.
“Perhaps you can attend to my
business. I—l—d—not—understand
—these —matters —very weil,” she
faltered ; and then I saw she was
poorly clad, although well bred and
timid.
I drew an old chair up into the
comer, and asksd her to sit down,
and as she did so gratefully—poor
little woman I —l took a good look at
her. She was still young and pretty.
Behind her hung a long mirror. It
had grown dim hanging there, and
had a misty shadow over it, aod in
tbe two angles of the corner stood a
faded old Japanese screen and a tall
chest of drawers.
The store was now empty, and the
light was leaving it, as the sun was
creeping away from the door-sill and
mounting up to the roof, as if it had
only waited for the sale to be over.
The lady had a face that touched
me at once. She was pale and timid,
but there was that in her face that
made mo take off my hat while I
talked to her. I don't know how to
express it; but if was as if I stood in
the presence of death, and the natur
al reverence for that great mystery
commanded my respect.
“What can I do for you, madam 7
I asked.
She had been looking around her,
as if seeking something.
“You sell the goods, do you not ?”
she said eagerly.
“Yes, madam.”
"You would know the articles sent
,' here 7”
r “Probably."
b She looked about her again, and
r the color came and went in her face
r nervously.
“I have just come from Clutchem
- & Keep,” she began in hurried tonss,
9 as if ashamed of admitting her knowl
r edge of those gentlemen. “They—
t had—some things—l was forced to
1 part with—" Here she bushed for
a moment; then looked up at me
1 with a faint smile. “You hear this
s said so often that I will onlv weary
1 you.”
r Somehow or other, it seemed to mo
j I had only then understood the posai
-9 bility of a heart sorrow being attaoh
-9 ed to the exchange of goods such as
I had that day sold.
1 “I am anxious to help you, mad
-1 am."
And I was ! I believe I was grow
-3 ing superstitions, too ; for it seemed
3 to me as if a ghost was crossing snd
9 reorossing that dim mirror ; and the
old screen shook as if sighs or sobs
r were coming from it.
1 “Thank you I lam looking for a
b cedar cabinet," said the lady, gsntly,
1 “which was among the articles I part
• ed with to Clutchem & Keep, and ara
r told it was sent here for sale. I wish
- to redeem it at any price—"
f She stopped suddenly as she saw my
9 face change,
s A cedar cabinet I
I remembered it at once. Tbe hurt
s on my hand recalled it, also that it
■ had been labled for that day's sale.
3 She grew Heightened at my hesita
• tion.
1 “Do not say that it is gone 1“ she
• cried, rising quickly, and grasping my
1 arm. "Oh, God would not so afJtct
me ! Look, look everywhere for it,
• I bog, I pray you."
■ Her hands shook so on my arm
: that I could feel tho quivering of her
> thin fingers.
) I tried to think to whom I had sold
1 a cabinet that day ; then it flashed on
me that there had net been one in tbe
1 catalogue.
Had I made a mistake and sent it
1 West with the bric-a-brac lot? If so,
I it could be recovered. I felt glad for
my error, but the poor little woman
1 mistook my silence, and broke down
completely, sobbing so pitifully that
I I knew then that some great cause
1 was bidden beneath her desire to re
-1 claim the old cabinet.
1 “It is more to me than life or
! death,” she cried out passionately,
looking straight before her. “It means
my children's honor. Listen, aud
1 yon will be influenced by my gteat
1 need to find this cabinet for me. I
1 believe it contains the certificate of
1 my marriage and my children’s bap
1 tism, without which I cannot lay
’ claim to my husband's estate in
France. It is not the money I want,"
•he added, with proud spirit—"l can
not bear to touch that; but my ohil
. dren shall not be robbed of the right
r to their father’s name."
She paused to look at me. I fell
as if a severe tension upon her nerve’
had given way at last, and, crushed
by her fear of the cabinet being lost
I to her, silence and reserve had broken
down, and that she appealed to me
unconsciously in her need.
I The shadowy pageant passed to and
fro across the mirror, and as she went
, on passionatrly with her story, it
seemed to me I saw the whole sad
. episode pass in review ca the dim
t surface.
“Fifteen years ago my husband de
serted me. Evil influences led him
1 astray, and while for ray children’s
1 sake I would have pardoned him, I
, never saw him again or heard one
| word of him until I learned through
the paper that he was dead, and had
> left an estate to his wife and children.
I “I could not grieve, except that he
| ha>l died in his sin unfergiven by me.
| “I was poor, for be left me only tbe
household furniture, and have toile t
1 all these years to maintain my ohU
l then. So, for their sakes, I applied
t, to a lawyer to obtain possession of
[ the estate.
t “Ob, the shame, the despair, of
1 finding another claimant in France
- to my children's name and honor.
r “‘I must prove our claim as wife
and children,' said the careful French
’ lawyer, by the production of the mar
riage and baptismal certificates!’
, "And I knew not where they were I
“The minister was dead, the wit
• nesses gone I knew not where.
“I felt as if mv carelessness bad
dishonored my children, and for days
t could get no relief from rny horrible
anxiety, until by a flash, ns if from
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heaven, I remembered that I bad
placed the certificate with other pa
pers in the cabinet that I had parted
with to Olutchem & Keep. I went to
them ; they had sent it here for sale,
and now you—”
She broke down with a moan of
dispair. It was more than I could
stand. That cry and the pitiful story
forced me into action at once.
“You shall have back the cabinet,
madam," I said, solemnly, as if de
voting my life to its search.
"0, sir, you will do a noble deed if
you but find it for me," she cried,
gratefully looking at me with beam
ing eyes.
Her face looked to ms as if a halo
came over it, and I dimly felt why I
had stood bare-headed before her.
Truly I had stood in Death's presence
—of hope and love in the poor wo
man's life—the requiem of gladness
and impulse.
She lelt me with a hopeful smile,
taking my hand with a pretty giaco,
and I watched her, in the mirror, go
down the shidowy room into the sun
light of the street, and the shadows
seemed to fall from her forever.
I telegraphed the Western firm.
They had the cabinet, and returned
it at once ; so that betore many days
the little, nervous fingers were search
ing, in the presence of the lawyer and
myself, for the precious papers.
She found them 11 shall never for
get her face when she held them up.
The halo was there, as she said, so
softly :
"Thank God I"
And it seems to cling to me yet,
and to make me think how much
misery our evil passions can work
•hrough selfishness and thoughtless
ness.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
They all Wanted Cocoanuts
The other day a Michigan avenne
giocer had about 250 conoanuts piled
up in front of his doors. To-day he
hasn't a single one. The other day
he thought he was struck for about
$25. To-day he realizes that he has
made more clear profit on occoanuti
than any other dealer in Detroit.
The grocer wes reading in his pam
per about c-omo one down East who
smuggled whiskey by Tilling cocoa
outs with it, an 1 he finished tho ar
ticle, drew down his left eye and
said to his clerk :
"Thomas Jefferson Bangs, go out
aud buy me a gallon of mean whis
key.”
"He selected six or eight coooa
uuts, poured out the milk, refilled
them with whiske/, and befote night
they were sold or gnr n away. At
seven o'clock next morning an em
ployee of a livery stable called in and
asked ;
"Have you any cocoanuts?"
"Yes, a few.”
"I want to buy ten to send to my
brother in the country.”
Ha had scarcely gone when a wo
man came in and said she was hungry
for cocoanut pie, and she took six of
the nuts along. Then a boy ctma
tud bought four, and before three
o'clock that afternoon the whole lot
bad disappeared. To cup the climax,
a colored hotel waiter, who had hung
around for a while said :
"Dey wasn’t nnffin but milk in de
ookernut 1 bought.”
“Nothing but milk, you rascal I"
roared the grocer. "Do you imagine
that nature is going to grow a big nut
like that for five cents and fill it with
kerosene oil to hoot!"
Time to stop It.—lt's too bad, Sir
or Madam, but don't get frighteued.
Your hair is falling off—that's cer
tain, A glance in the mirror, or an
investigating committee of fingers tell
the dismal story. We won't discuss
the possible cause. It is enough that
Parker's Hair Balsam used now will
prevent further destruction. Is your
hair somewhat gray, too, and crisp ?
Alas, yes. The Balsam will give back
the original color, softness and gloss.
Not a dye, not oily, elegantly per
fumed, a perfect dressing.
Gov. Ben Butler
Should recommdnd Royal Bitters
at Tewksbury ;
And when they are used we will
chance
Our reputation that there will he
less paupers' hides to tan than under
the late management.
Royal Bitters cure all the ills that
rich and poor are addicted to, and
that speedily. Order them before
you sleep.— SiJtings.

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