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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF A VALUABLE SMALL FARM PERSONAL PBOPEETY, Jn Freedom District, Carrroll Co., Md. By vlrtne of a deed of trust from James E. Streaker and Sarah Streaker, his wife, of Carroll county, Md., for the benefit of the creditors of the said James E. Streaker, duly executed, acknowledged and recorded ac cording to law, the undersigned, named there in as trustee, will offer at public sale, on the premises, situated in Freedom district, Car roll county, Md., about three-quarters of a mile from the Sam’s Creek road and two miles from Winfield, in said district, on Tuesday, the 20th day of October, A. D. 1885, commencing at 11 o’clock, a. m., ALL THAT DESIRABLE FARM on which the said James E. Streaker now resides, situated as above described, containing 93 ACRES AND 55 PERCHES OF LAND, more or less, being the same land which the said James E. Streaker obtained from Han son T. Bartholow, trustee, by deed dated the 20th day of April, A. D. 1803, and duly re corded among the Land Records of Carroll county. This property adjoins the lands of Hanson Penn, Peter Davis, and Upton Condon, and Is in a high state of cultivation, and has been recently limed. The improvements thereon consistof a comfortable 2-story LOG DWELLING, containing 7 rooms; barn, corn| house, hog house, meat house, and all other necessary outbuildings. This | farm is under good fencing, well watered, and , sjSjPThere is an apple orchard of choice ! ft-Tfruit on the place and an excellent j spring of water near the dwelling. This I property is convenient to schools, postoflices, | churches, Ac., and a rare chance is here i offered. The undersigned, trustee, will also offer, on the same day, beginning at 11 o’clock, A. M., the following described PERSONAL PROP- i ERTY, namely: 14 acres of excellent corn | in shock, 4 large hogs, 8 shotes, 1 sow and 10 pigs, 1 mule, 1 good work horse, 1 heifer, 1 two-horse wagon, 1 harrow, 1 seed plow, 2 double shovel plows, 1 single shovel plow, 2 drags, 1 drill, 2 sets breeching, 2 sets lead harness, and a number of small articles, such as farming implements, Ac. All persons desiring further information can call on or address the undersigned, trus tee, at Westminster, Md. Terms of Sale for the Realty are One third part of the purchase money to be paid on the day of sale, or upon the ratification thereof by the court, and the residue in two equal payments, the one in nine months and_ j the other in eighteen months from the day of sale, with interest, and to be secured to the | satisfaction of the undersigned; or all cash, at the option of the purchaser. Terms of Sale for the Personalty are : —On ! all sums of and under $5, cash; on all sums | above $5, a credit of six months will be given, | secured by note of the purchaser, bearing in- | terest from the day of sale. GEORGE M. PEARCE, Trustee. Joseph W. Berret, Auct’r. sep!9,ts PUBLIC SALE OP LIVE STOCK, Farming Implements, &c., In Woolery’s District, Carroll County, Md. The undersigned, intending to relinquish fanning, will sell at public sale, at his farm, about two miles from Finksburg Station, on the Western Maryland Railroad, on the Deer Park road, in the said district, and adjoining the lands of George R. Carr, Luther Welsh and others, on Thursday, October 22, A. D. ISSS, beginning at 10 o'clock, A. M., the following Personal Property, namely; Six horses,'one 4-years old, Vassal stock, one a driving mare, three are good leaders and good workers; 1 black colt, 5 months old; 6 milk cows, =Stoatnvill be fresh sometime during the winter; 2 heifers, two years old; 2 steers, 2 yearlings, a small bull, 4 young broods sows, white Chester stock; 15 shotes, 27 pigs; 4- horse broadtread wagon, 4-horse narrowtread | wagon, 2-horse Milburn wagon, Dayton wag- | on,°pole and shafts complete, built by Herr Bros.; top buggy, farm cart, Thomas hay rake, Willoughby grain drill, corn plan ter, new: Pelton power and double-shaker threshing machine, McCormick binder, j Champion mower, Champion new mower, i cutting box, corn sheller, hay fork, rope and | pulleys, complete; cider press, sleigh, new; j wheelbarrow, spring-tooth harrow, double A I hinge harrow, 2 Oliver chilled plows, 2 other plows, hillside plow, 3 double shovel plows, | 3 single shovel plows. 2 sets wheel harness, j nearly new; 3 sets lead harness, in good order; I 4 fly nets, set double carriage harness, set single harness, collars, bridles, halters, Ac., ! and a number of small articles. I will also otter for sale about 15 tons of clover hay and about 5 tons of mixed hay, ; about 45 acres of excellent corn, standing in | shock, 300 bushels of choice potatoes. All the above articles will positively be sold. Terms of Sale. —All sums of $5 and under, cash; on all sums above that amount a credit of j 10 months will be given, secured by the notes i of the purchaser or purchasers, with approved | security, bearing interest from the day of sale, i No property to be removed until settled for. | B. F. McGLONE. oct 10:ts H. C. Matthews, Auctioneer. : Trustees’ sale OF A DESIRABLE LITTLE FARM Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court for Carroll county, passed in cause No. 2182 Equity, the subscribers, as trustees thereby appointed, will offer at public sale, on the premises, on Saturday, the 17th day of October, 1885, at 1 o’clock, P. M., all the real estate whereof j Jesse Bair, late of Carroll county, died seized | and possessed, consisting of a Small Farm, CONTAINING 31 ACRES and 13 Perches of Land, more or less, situ ated in Franklin district, Carroll county, Md., , near the road from Westminster to Mt. Airy, j about 3 miles from Warfieldsburgand 2 miles | from Taylorsville and about half a mile from Bloom’s Mill, adjoining lands of John B. T. Sellman and others, and now occupied by the widow and Jesse Bair, one of the sons of the deceased. The improvements consist of . _ a comfortable two-story log and weatherboarded HOUSE, of six rooms; karn, meat house, hog house, hen bouse, land, and two good springs of water near the house. The land is in fair condition and productive. The above property will be sold clear of the widow’s dower. It is in a good and im proving neighborhood, and offers a fine chance to anyone of moderate means wishing to buy a good and cheap home. TERMS. —One-third of the purchase money lo be paid in hand, or on the ratification of the sale; one-third in one year, and the resi due in two years from the sale, with interest from the sale; the credit payments to be se cured by the notes of the purchaser, with approved sureties. JOS. M. PARKE, CHAS. B. ROBERTS, sep26,ts Trustees. PUBLIC SALE OF Personal Property, Law and Miscel laneous Library, &c., IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, MD. By virtue of an order of the Orphans Court of Carroll county, the undersigned will offer at public sale, at the residence of the late William N. Hayden, deceased, in the city of Westminster, Md., on WEDNESDAY, 21st OF OCTOBER, 1885, at 101 o’clock, a. in., all the OFFICE FL R NITC t RE left by said deceased, including Stove, Desk, Chairs, Tables, Book Case, Ac.; also his Law Library, embracing many new and valuable books; Maryland Reports, 51 in number, running from volume li to the last -edition; also Miscellaneous Library, a valua ble family Horse, Buggy and Harness, and ■other articles. Terms—All sums under $5, cash; on suras •of $5 and over a credit of six months will be given, on note with approved security, bear ing interest from the day of sale. No prop erty to be removed until settled for. EUGENIE E. HAYDEN, Administratrix of Wm. N. Havdeu. octlo:ts Jas. A. C. Bond, Atty. and Agent. MAGISTRATES’ BLANKS for Sale at this Office. Slctncicratic ARE READY m- FOR THE TRADE. Our stock embraces all the makes of Mel tons, Beavers, Chinchillas, Diagonals, Cork screws, Oxfords, Cassiraeres, Black Cloths, Suitings, in fact everything known to the trade suitable for Overcoats, Dress Suits and Business Suits. IN OUR READY-MADE DE PARTMENT Can be found a full stock of the most fash ionable and best-made CLOTHING ever seen in this market, most of it made in our estab lishment and under our own supervision. I NO MISSTATEMENT— Goods sold on the principle that we are in business to stay, not for a month or year, and i we cannot afford to do anything but a square trade. SUITS MADE TO ORDER, AND FITS GUARANTEED. Gent’s Furnishing Goods: All the latest styles in Collars, Cuffs, Shirts, | Under Shirts and Drawers, Suspenders, j Handkerchiefs, Ties, Ac. The Public Should Remember I That we are sole dealers in the above goods, and make a specialty of MERCHANT TAILORING AND | READY-MADE CLOTHING. teaT SHARRER BROS., Wanlz Building, Near the Depot, I WESTMINSTER, MD. oct 3 Trustees’ sale OF A VALUABLE Dwelling House, Tannery, &c. By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court i for Carroll county, sitting as a Court of Equity, ! passed in cause No. 2307, the undersigned | will sell at public sale, on the premises, on j Saturday, 24th day of October, A. lb, 1885, at 2 o’clock, p. m., a parcel of land containing 7 ACRES, 3 ROODS AND 8 PERCHES more or less. The improvements thereon are' a comfortable two-story LOG DWELLING HOUSE, good M 11 stable, stone dairy, two-story BSTanning Shop, 70x20 teet, 10. i vats in the shed, large bark shed, 10 vats in i the yard, bark mill, large dam, with abun- I dance of water conveniently conveyed to the I shop and the yard. There is also good bear -1 ing apple and peach orchards on the premises, and choice grapes in large _ quantities. The i land is in good condition. The buildings are j all in good repair, and have all the facilities for conducting a good tanning business. This j property is located in the village of Snyders- | burg, Carroll county, Md., is the same of I which Julius King died seized and possessed, I has been known long as King’s Tannery, and j j adjoins the land of Joseph Snyder, Mary | Snyder and others. Terms of Sale. — One-third cash on the day of sale or on the ratification thereof, one-third j I in one year and the other third in two years j from the day of sale; the credit payments to j be secured by the notes of the purchaser or I purchasers, with approved security, bearing ! interest from the day of sale. CHAS. T. REIFSNIDER, ALPHA M. RUBY, Trustees. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. The creditors of Julius King, - deceased, are hereby notified to file their claims, duly authenticated, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Carroll county, as a Court of Equity, within two months from the 24th day of Oc *~U-- It>or CHAS. T. KKJPSMIHKU, ALPHA M. RUBY, sep26:ts Trustees. JGEISELMAN & SON, Manufac- j • turers and dealers in Furniture, Sewing Machines, Organs, Coffins and and Window Frames, Ac.; Undertaking a specialty, Main street, adjoining Andrew N. Stephan’s Hardware Store, Westminster, Md. We now wish to inform the public that we have a large stock of Hand-Made Furniture on hand, and are ready to fill all orders placed in our hands promptly. Having eight or nine hands at work, we can fill out orders at short notice and at as low a price, considering quality, as any other house in the county. Caskets, Coffins and Robes on hand and fur nished at short notice, giving it personal at tention. Also, a complete stock of Frames, Sashes and Doors at very low prices. Pianos ranging from $225 to SI,OOO, guaranteed for 5 and 6 years. Organs from $55 up. Also, general agents for the New American Sewing Machine, which is self-threading and needle self-setting, and the many valuable improve ments embodied in the New American Sew ing Machine No. 7, we are positive cannot fail to win the highest testimonials in its favor, even from those previously prejudiced in favor of other machines. Try one and be con vinced for yourself. Undertaking a specialty. ■narßs J. GEISELMAN A SON.^ TO CREDITORS. This is to give notice that the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans Court of Carroll county, in Maryland, letters tes tamentary on the Personal Estate of JULIA A. COLE, late of Carroll county, deceased. All per sons having claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof legally authenticated, to the subscriber, on or before the 261 h day of April, 1886; they may otherwise by law be ex cluded from all benefit of said estate. Given under uiy hand this 22nd day of September, 18. sep2C:4t Acting Executor. WESTMINSTER, MD., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17,1885. p>ILES OP NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED fifeo“AT OAK HALL, -©a All the new Cloths, both plain and fancy, at prices you never heard of before. FANCY SACKINGS, AT 50 CENTS. All Wool Flannels for Suits as low as 25 cts. LADIES’ WRAPS, CHILDREN’S WRAPS. GENT’S, YOUTH’S AND BOYS’ CLOTHING. Immense Stock to Show You. Boys’ Boots, Men’s Boots and Shoes. Extra cheap Satine Prints 6} ; 4-4 Bleach ed Muslin Sets.; 4-4 unbleached sc. We offer you Good Goods at prices as low as the lowest. We never allow ourselves to be undersold; we will not allow our salesmen to misrepresent in order to make a sale; all goods to come up to representation or money refunded. We will show you as fine a line of goods as ever offered in this county. CARPETS AND OILCLOTHS Extra cheap ; 4-4 Rag Carpet made to order at 25 cents. Geo. C. ANDERS, oct 10 New Windsor, Md. ATTENTION, FARMERS. We are ready for the fall campaign. We i have just received our first invoice of Penn | sylvania Drills. Farmers, this is the best Drill offered for sale; will sow any kind of fertilizer better than any drill on the market; I has a force feed both for grain and fertilizer; i is light draft, well constructed, and no weight on horses’ neck. We also have the Cham j pion Drill, with Mark’s patent force feed, fertilizer attachment. Our drills are all new j stock, and we get them direct from the man- I ufacturers. We are sole agents for Carroll j county for the Seed Drill Regulators; can be i attached to any drill. We guarantee these Regulators to save at least one peck of seed |to the acre. Lebanon Wrought Share, Econ omist, Oliver and Roland Chilled Plows, Whipple Wheel Harrows, Plow Sulky, to which any plow can be attached; Feed Cut- I ters, Cider Mills, Corn Shellers, Wheelbar rows, Bag Trucks, Ac. We have on hand a | full line of Studebaker Wagons, the oldest I and best wagon made. We also have a full line of Domestic Sewing Machines, with the | best attachments and finest woodwork. Second hand machines taken in exchange. We have a large lot of second hand machines which we will sell at a low price. Oil, needles and at- I tachments for all sewing machines. Rcpair | ing done at short notice. We are_ agents for i Gaar Scott Clover Hullers and Separators, | Sawmills and Engines. Are also prepared | to furnish Nursery Stock, which we guarantee to be first class, and is propagated for this : soil and climate. All our goods are first ; class, our prices low and no goods misrepre i sented. We most respectfully ask one and all to give us a call. You can save money I buying of us. SHUNK, HOOP A CO., augl,tf Westminster, Md. I JOS. A. WAESCHE, ! Main and Court Streets, tear STOP -“©a i We will, and stop we must, so we intend to close out our stock AT AUCTION. We have many desirable goods in DRY GOODS, Men’s Wear, Dress Goods, Calicoes, Cantons, Ginghams, Bleached and Brown Muslin; Blankets—Grey, Scarlet, and a few very fine White ones; Notions. Ladies’ and Gent’s Winter Underwear. Ladies’ and Gent’s Hosiery. Ladies’ and Gent’s Gloves in profuse variety Collars and Cuffs, Needles, Pins, Buttons, I Knitting and Sewing Cottons. A specially large and fine variety of Scis sors, Laces and Edges. SHOES. Some still left; we may have just what you i want; buy at your own price. READY-MADE SUITS, OVERCOATS, j Blouses. A large collection of handsome and i fine Oil Paintings, Ac., Ac. Do not forget that we commence to close | these goods out at auction on TUESDAY NIGHT, OCT. 13, 1885, and will continue every night till all is | sold. In the meantime during the day we ! will sell at lower prices than heretofore. We must close by the end of October. JOS. A. WAESCHE. oet!o,2t Westminster, Md. j QHARTEHED 1843. I • NEW WINDSOR COLLEGE AND WINDSOR FEMALE COLLEGE. Degrees asm Diplomas. FOR YOUNG MEN, 1 FOR YOUNG LADIES, With Preparatory and 1 With Preparatory and Business Schools Primary Schools for Boys. ! for Girls. | Fall Sessions Open September 16th, 1885. These Institutions have distinct and sepa rate courses of study and government, and offer advantages not surpassed in the State. For healthfulness and beauty the location is unrivalled. The government is moral and Christian, and is not embarrassed by Denom inational or State control. Each department has now a fund to assist worthy students need ’"ScfiolarsUips are not recomraenaeu, lor en vious reasons; but when insisted upon scholar ships for three years’ tuition will be sold for S9O, and those holding such will be charged for board, room, washing, fuel and light only $l5O per year. For catalogues and the fullest information, visit the Colleges or address Rev. A. M. JELLY, D. D., President, july2s:3m New Windsor, Md. DR. PARIS’ NERVOUS RESTO RATIVE LOZENGES, (Registered.) These remarkable English remedies accomplish within a reasonable time all the results claimed by the various nostrum* and so-called specifics for Nervous Exhaus tion, etc. In addition to this special action, they strengthen the nerves, elevate the spirits, increase bodily weight, and build up the whole system.' $2 per box, sent by mail with full directions. PARIS A CO., 1320 Dickinson St., Philadelphia, Pa. sep26,4t* SURVEYOR, CONVEYANCER and SCRIVENER. Having had many years experience as Surveyor, Convey ancer and Scrivener, I take this method of informing the public that I am prepared to do such work with promptness and upon reason able terms, and respectfully solicit a share of your patronage. Office near Patapsco Station, W. M. R. R. JABEZ A. BUSH, feb. 7 tf County Surveyor. jgRICK! BRICK! BRICK! I have got the only Brick Yard that has clay clear of Flint or gravel in or near West minster. I will make it my business to have a stock of Brick on hand at all times, and be able to furnish in large or small quantities. My prices will be reasonable, and full count ’ guaranteed. Located near the Depot, West minster, Maryland. Come and see and ex amine my Brick and Clay before you buy. se P l3:tf R.C. MATTHEWS. TRUSTEE’S SALE OF OXE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE FARMS IN CARROLL COUNTY, MD., Within one-quarter of a mile of the city of Westminster, on the Littlestown Turnpike Road. By virtue of the power contained in a deed from Jacob Zacharias and wife, the under signed, Trustee, will offer at public sale, on the premises, on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 1885, at 12 o’clock, M., one of the most attractive and desirable farms in Carroll county, con taining 133 ACRES OF LAND, MORE or LESS, and improved with a good two- story brick dwelling house, a large Switzer barn, a good J j wagon shed and carriage house, smoke house, spring house, and all necessary outbuildings. This property lies on the Lit tlestown turnpike, distant about one-quarter of a mile from the city of Westminster. It is in every respect one of the most desirable homes in this locality. Situated upon a good turnpike, it has every convenience that coujd be desired as to schools, churches, Ac. It is admirably adapted to dairy purposes, both in respect to the character of its soil and its close proximity over a good road to the railroad at Westminster. The soil is of a limestone and honeycomb quality; the land is in excellent producing condition. There is a stream of water running through the place, an excellent spring of water near the house, and two good wells of water, one at the barn, the other near the house. The fencing is in good order, and there is an abundance of fruit, of various va rieties, in fine healthy bearing condition. A considerable portion of the farm lies within two hundred yards of the limits of the city of Westminster. The attention of the public is especially called to the sale of this desirable property. It is seldom indeed that such an opportunity is presented to obtain a property of this character. At the same time and place there will be sold a WOOD LOT containing 34 acres of land, more or less, situate in said county, near Schaeffer’s Tannery, adjoining the lands of Charles Schaeffer, David Reese, and others. This lot has upon it some oak, but is chiefly wooded with chestnut. Persons desiring to examine the property can do so by calling upon Mr. Zacharias, at the farm; and the undersigned will be glad to furnish any information concerning the pro perty that may be desired. Terms of Sale. —One-third of the purchase money to be paid in cash on the day of sale, or upon the ratification thereof by the Court; the balance to be paid in equal instalments of one and two years respectively, with interest from the day of sale, and to be secured to the satisfaction of the trustee. CHAS. B. ROBERTS, Trustee, oct 3:ts R. C. Matthews, Auctioneer. PUBLIC SALE OF VERY DESIRABLE FARM & LOTS In Carroll County, Maryland, midway be- j tween Hampstead and Reisterstown. By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court | for Carroll county, in Equity, cause No. 2306, the subscriber, as trustee thereby appointed, will offer at public sale, on the premises, on Monday, the 2nd day of November, ISSS, at 1 o’clock, P. M., all the real estate whereof John B. Chenoweth, late of said county, died seized and possessed, as follows, to-wit: The home farm, containing by recent survey, 112 ACRES OF GOOD AND PRODUC TIVE LAND, MORE OR LESS, with about 25 acres in excellent timber, lying near the Hanover turnpike, and between the Western Maryland and Hanover A Gettysburg Railroads, about one mile from either. The farm is well watered, two never failing streams running entirely through it, with a well of excellent water near the kitchen door, and a large spring and dairy one hundred yards from the house. The improvements consist of a large stone and frame dwell- _ ing house containing fourteen rooms, a large bank barn, with BfSjdßKJ wagon shed and corn crib at-83siiS5idBe tached, granary, carriage house, smoke house, j hen house, barracks, and a number of other necessary outbuildings. There are, within a radius of li miles from the farm, 5 churches, 4 school houses, 2 mills, Ac. Also about 34} Acres of good land lying near said farm, which will be offered in two lots containing respectively 17 and 17} Acres of Land, more or less; each lot having about 7 Acres of Woodland; or, if desired, the same may be sold together. The estate’s interest in the grain in the ground (about 101 acres) will be sold with the farm, but the party’s interest, who put out the same, will be reserved, with the right to harvest the crop. Possession of the lots given on compliance with the terms of sale; also of the farm for any necessary farming purposes, except so far as needed for the saving of pres ent crops, and the buildings needed by the present occupants, until next spring, or other wise sooner arranged. Attention is called to this sale, as it will be found, on inspection, to be an unusually good chance for investment. Persons desiring to examine the property before sale, will please call at the farm; and for further information can address the under signed at Upperco P. 0., Baltimore Co., Md, Terms of Sale, —One-third of the purchase money payable on the day of sale, or ratifica tion thereof by the said Court; one-third in one year, and one-third in two years from the sale, with interest from sale. All credit pay ments to be secured by the notes of the pur chasers with sureties approved by the trustee. EMORY C. CHENOWETH, Trustee. Jos. M. Parke, Esq., Westminster, Md., Solictor. ' Wm. H. Blizzard, Auctioneer, oct 10: ts J>OAD NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the Commissioners of Carroll county, at their next meeting, after thirty days from the date hereof, to locate and open a public road in said county, beginning at a point on the Pleasant Valley and Stonersville road at Josephus Bankert’s meadow, and run ning thence through the land of the said Josephus Bankert; thence on the bed of an old road now used; thence through the land of David A. Circle; thence through the land of Valentine C. Wentz, on the said old road, to said Valentine C. Wentz’s blacksmith shop; thence through the land of the said Valentine C. Wentz, and thence through the land of Anna Utermahlen, the wife of A. G. Uter mablen, to a given road; thence through the land of Lydia Kemper, the wife of Michael ir , , .1 , V. J J 1 J on the dividing line of Noah C. Wantz and William Rinehart, and thence through the woodland of said William Rinehart; thence on the dividing line, or as near as practicable thereto, of David Geiman and Uriah Babylon; thence on the dividing line of said David Geiman, John Englar, Miss Engleman, David Reese, Ezra Routzobn and Samuel Roop; thence through the woodland of the said Samuel Roop until it intersects the Pleasant Valley and Roop county road near Roop’s school house. NOAH C. WANTZ, oct!o,st And 13 others. My milling business will be conducted here after in the firm name of David Roop A Son, having associated with me my son Edward E. in said business. October 10, 1885. DAVID ROOP. We beg to say : Having equipped WAKEFIELD ROLLER MILLS with best modern fixtures, will keep constant ly on hand best grades of Family Flour at moderate prices. Feed unadulterated, Hom iny Meal, ac., in supply. Highest cash prices paid for wheat; Longberry a specialty. DAVID ROOP. oct 10;3t EDWARD E. ROOP. PUBLIC SALE.— I will sell at public sale, on Saturday the 17th day of Octo ber, 1885, atone o’clock, p. m., at my resi dence, near Westminster, adjoining Myers’ Mill, two good milch cows, one VMM top buggy, one set of harness, set of blacksmith tools, wheelbarrow., ■JT grind stone, cutting box, windmill, maul and wedges, crowbar, meat hogshead, No. 8 cook stove and fixtures, and other articles too num erous to mention. Terms of Sale : All sums of $5 and under cash; on all sums above $5 a credit of six months will be given. JOSHUA LOCKARD. oct 3ts * P. A. Gorsuch, Auctioneer. AXES, the best in the market, for sale by A. N. STEPHAN. poetical. THE TWILIGHT HOUR. BY 3ALLIE WEBSTER DORSEY - . As I sat alone with the children, the twilight was fading fast. And the ruddy glow of an open fire round the room vague shadows cast; ’Twas the hour when one grows weary, with a long ing for days that are done; And there in the gathering gloaming my heart went down with the sun. The little ones laughed at the pictures thrown out on the parlor wall, So small themselves, yet their shadows stood over looking us all; Oayly danced the children, as the shadows towering higher Grew larger, and then smaller, by the changinglight of the fire. Math on ght, as I sat there musing, the children will happiness bring, But the dark and phantom-like shadows to their future lives will cling. For each life, however sunny, has its eventide of care, And the shadows thrown on Memory's wall are sometimes hard to bear. So I pray these little children, when Time streaks rtieir hair with gray. And they sit before another fire, at the close of another day. May find that the dreamy-like shadows have been changed by the light in the room, To the brightest and happiest noonday, instead of a shadowy gloom. Select JStnrg. A BANK NOTE, IN HALVES. I From Cassell's Magazine. FIRST HALF. Wet and dreary. It is midwinter; the scene Kirklington, on the London and Northwestern; the time, 10.45, just after the night mail has flashed through without stopping, bound for Liverpool and the North. The railway officials—pointsmen, signalmen, porters, platelayers —are colloct | ing preparatory to going off duty for the ! night. “Where’s Pan ?’ asks one of the crowd upon the platform. “I saw him in the hut just after the 10.45 went through. Can’t have come to any | harm, surely ?” No; he said he seen something drop from ! the train, and he went down the line to I pick it up.” And Pan had picked up something. It ! was a basket, a common white wicker basket j with a lid fastened down by a string. What did it contain ? Refreshments ? Pirty clothes? What? A baby—a child half dozen weeks old, no more. A pink and white piece of hu man china as fragile as Presden and as de licately fashioned and tinted as biscuit or | Rose Pompadour. “Where did you come across it ? asked one. “Lying on the line, just where it fell. | Perhaps it didn’t fall, perhaps it was chuck jed out. What matter ? I’ve got it and i got to look after it, that’s enough for me. I Some day maybe I’ll come across them as owns it and then they shall pay me and take it back.” “Is there nothing about him ? Turn him over.” The little mite’s linen was white and of fine material but he lay on an old shawl and a few bits of dirty flannel. All they found was a dilapidated purse, a common snaploek bag purse of faded brown leather. Inside was a brass thimble, a pawn ticket and the half of a bank of England note for £IOO. “What good’s half a bank-note to you.” “Half a loaf’s better than no bread.” “Yes, but you can eat one and you can’t pass the other. Won’t you catch it from your wife ? How'll you face her, Pan ? What’ll she say ?” “She’ll say I done quite right,” replied Pan, stoutly. “She’s a good sort, God bless her.” “So are you, Pan, that’s a fact. God bless you. too,” said more than one rough voice in softened accents. “Perhaps the brat’ll bring you luck after all.” Wintertide again six years later but this season is wet and slushy. Once more we arc at Kirklington, a long, straggling vil lage, which might have slumbered on in obscurity forever had not the northwestern line been carried close by it to give it a place in Bradshaw and a certain importance as a junction and a center for good traffic. But the activity was all about the station. All the permanent officials had houses and cottages there; in the village lived only the field laborers, who worked at the neighbor ing estate or sometimes lent their hand for a job of surveying on the line. The poor i folks had a gruesome life of it —a hard, j hand-to-mouth struggle for bare existence against perpetual privation, accompanied by unremitting toil. A new parson —Harold Treffry—had come lately to Kirklington. He was an earnest, energetic young man, who had won his spurs in an East-end fiarish, and had now accepted this country iving because it seemed to open up a new field of usefulness. He had plunged brave ly into the midst of his work; he was for ever going up and down among his parish ioners, solacing and comforting, preaching manful endurance and trustfulness to all. ' He is now paying a round of parochial vis its, accompanied by an old college chum, who is spending Christmas with him. “Yonder.” said Treffry, pointing to a thin uiremu ot smoke wnicn rose trom some gaunt tree into the sullen wintry air, “yon der is the house —if, indeed, it deserves so grand a name—the hovel, rather, of one whose case is the hardest of the hard ones in my unhappy cure. This man is a mere hedger and ditcher, one who works for my master, most often for the railway but who is never certain of a job all the year round. He has a swarm of young children and he has just lost a wife. He is absolutely pros trated, aghast probably at the future before him and his utter incapacity to do his duty by his motherless little ones. Jack !” said the parson, stopping short suddenly and looking straight into his companion’s face, “I wonder whether you could rouse him ? If you could only get him to make a sign, cry or laugh, or take the smallest interest in common affairs. Jack, I believe you’re the very man. You might get at him through the children —that marvelous hanky-panky of yours, those surprising tricks; a child takes to you naturally at 1 once. Try and make friends with these. Perhaps when the father sees them inter ested and amused he may warm a little, speak perhaps, approve, perhaps smile, and in the end give in. Jack, will you try ?” Jack Newbiggin was by profession a conveyancer, but nature had intended him for a new Houdin, ora wizard of the North. He was more than half a professional by the time he was full grown. In addition I to the quick eye and the facile wrist he had ■ the rarer gifts of the suave manner and the face of brass. He had even studied mes | merism and clairvoyance and could upon occasion surprise his audience considerably by his power. They entered the miserable dwelling together. The children—eight of ’ them —were skirmishing all over the floor. They were quite unmanageable and beyond ■ v . - the control of the eldest sister, who was busied in setting out the table for the mid day meal. One other child, of six or seven, a bright-eyed, exceeding beautiful boy, the least—were not nature’s vagaries well known —likely to be born among and belong to such surroundings, stood between the legs of the man himself, who had his back to the visitors and w as crouching low over the scanty fire. The man turned his head for a moment, gave a blank stare, then an im perceptable nod, and once more he glowered down upon the fire. “Here, little ones, do you see this gen tleman? he’s a conjuror. Know what a conjurer is, Tommy?” cried the parson, catching up a mite of four or five from the floor. “No, not you; nor you, Sarah; nor you, Jacky” —and he ran through all their names. They had now ceased their gambols and were staring hard at their visitors —the moment was propitious and Jack Newbiggin began. He had fortunately filled his pock ets with nuts, oranges and cakes before leaving the parsonage, so he had half his apparatus ready to hand. The pretty boy had soon left the father at the fire and bad come over to join in the fun, going back, however, to exhibit his share of the spoils and describe volumnious- Iv what had occurred. This and the re peated shouts of laughter seemed to pro duce some impression on him. Presently he looked over his shoulder and said—but without animation : “It be very good of you, Sir, surely; very good to take so kindly to the little chicks. It does them good to laugh a bit, and it ain’t much as they've had to make ’em lately.” “It is good for all of us, now and again, I take it,” said Jack, desisting and going toward him—the children gradually col lecting in a far-off corner and comparing notes. “You can’t laugh, Sir, if your heart’s heavy; if you do, it can only be a sham.’ While he was speaking he had taken the Bible to turn the leaves slowly over. “I’m an untaught, rough countryman, Sir, but I have heard tell that these strange things you do are only tricks, ain’t it so ? Here was, indeed, a hopeful symptom ! He was roused, then, to take some interest in what bad occurred. “All trick, of course; it all comes of long practice,” said Jack, as he proceeded to explain some of the simpler processes, hop ing to enchain the man’s attention. “That’s what I thought, Sir, or I’d have given you a job to do. I’ve been in want of a real conjuror many a long day and nothing less’ll do. See here, Sir,” he said, as he took a small, carefully-folded paper from between the leaves of the Bible; “do you see this ?” It was half of a bank of England note for £IOO. “How sir, can any conjurer help me to the other half ?” “How did you come by it?” Jack asked at once. “I’ll tell you, Sir, short as I can make it. Conjurer or no conjurer, you’ve got a kindly heart and I’m main sure you will help me if you can.” Dan then described how he had picked up the basket from the 10.45 Liverpool express. “There was the linen; I’ve kept it. See here; all marked quite pretty and proper, with lace round the edges, as though the mother loved to make the little one smart.” Jack examined the linen; it bore a mon ogram and crest. The first he made out to mean 11. L. M.; and the crest was plain ly two hammers crossed and motto, “I strike” —not a common crest —and he never remembered to have seen it before. “And this was all ?” “ ’Cept the bank-note. This was in a poor old purse, with a pawn ticket and a thimble. I kept them all.” Like a true detective, Jack examined every article minutely. The purse bore the name Hester Gorrigan, in rude letters inside and the pawn ticket was made out in the same name. “I cannot give you much hope that I shall succeed, but I will do my best. Will you trust me with the note for a time ?” “Surely, Sir, with the greatest of pleas ure. If you could but find the other half it would give Harry—that’s what we call him —such a grand start in life; schooling and the price of binding him to some hon est trade.” Jack shook the man’s hand, promised to do his best, and left the cottage. SECOND HALF. When Jack Newbiggin got back to the parsonage he found that his host had ac cepted an invitation for them both to dine at the “Big House,” as it was called, the country seat of the squire of the parish. They were cordially received at the “Big House.” Jack was handed over forthwith to his old friends, who figuratively rushed into his arms. They were London acquain tances, no more; of the sort we meet here and there and everywhere during the sea son, who care for us and we for them as much as for South Sea Islanders, but who greet us with rapturous effusion when we meet them in a strange place Jack knew the lady whom he escorted in to dinner as a gossipy dame, who, when his back was turned, made as much sport of him as of , her other friends. “I have been fighting your battles all day,” began Mrs. Sitwell. “Was it necessary? I should have thought myself too insignificant.” “They were talking at lunch of your . wonderful Rnact in coujuting, ud some one said that the skill might prove incon , venient —when yoq played cards, for in ; stance.” “A charitable imputation ! With whom . did it originate ?” “Sir Lewis Mallaby.” , “Please point him out to me.” He was shown a grave, scowling face , upon the right of the hostess —a face like a mask, its surface rough and wrinkled, through which the eyes shone out with a baleful light, like corpse-candles in a sepul chre. “Pleasant creature! I'd rather not meet him alone on a dark night.” “He has a terrible character, certainly. ' Turned his wife out of doors because she would not give him an heir. It is the want of children to inherit his title and estates which preys upon his mind, they say , and makes him so morose and melancholy.” i Jack let his companion clatter. It was ; his habit to get all the Information possible about any company in which he found himself, for his own purpose as a clairvoy ant, and when Mrs. Sitwell flagged he plied her with artless questions and led her off i from one person to another, making mental notes to serve him hereafter. It is thus i by careful and laborious preparation that i many of the strange and seemingly mys terious feats of the clairvoyant conjurer are ■ performed. i When the whole party had assembled in I the drawing-room after dinner a chorus of ! voices, headed by that of the hostess, sum • moned Jack to his work. There appeared i to be only one dissentient, Sir Lewis Mal r laby, who not only did not back up the ! invitation but when the performance was P actually begun was at no pains to conceal . his contempt and disgust. I The conjurer made the conventional plum-pudding in a hat, fired wedding-rings into quartern loaves, did all manner of card tricks, knife tricks, pistol tricks and juggled on conscientiously right through his repertoire. There was never a smile on Sir Lewis’ face; he sneered unmistaka bly. Finally, with an ostentation that sa vored with rudeness, he took out his watch, a great gold repeater, and unmistakably yawned. Jack hungered for that watch directly he saw it. Perhaps through it he might make its owner uncomfortable, if only for a moment. But how to get it into his hands. He asked for a watch —a dozen were offered. No; none of those would do. It must be a gold watch, a repeater. Sir Lewis Mal laby’s was the only one in the room and he at first distinctly refused to lend it. But so many earnest entreaties were addressed to him, the hostess leading the attack, that he could not in common courtesy continue to refuse. With something like a growl he took his watch off the chain and handed it to Jack Newbiggin. A curious old fashioned watch it was, which would have gladdened the heart of a collector, all jew eled and enameled, adorned with crest and inscriptionj an Kclriuom whieli had proba bly been in the Mallably family for years. Jack looked it over curiously, meditatively; then suddenly raising his eyes he stared intently into Sir Lewis Mallaby’s face and almost as quickly dropped them again. “This is far too valuable,’" he said, cour teously ; “too much a treasure to be risked in any conjuring trick ; an ordinary modern watch I might replace, but not a work of art like this.” And he handed it back to Sir Lewis, who received it with ill-concealed satisfaction. He was as much pleased, probably, at Jack’s expression of possible failure in the pro posed track as at the recovery of his prop erty. Another watch, however, was pound ed up into a jelly, and brought out whole from a cabinet in an adjoining room ; and, this trick successfully accomplished, Jack Newbiggin, who was now completely on his mettle, passed on to higher flights. He had spent the vacation of the year previous in France as the pupil of a wizard of Eu ropean fame and mastered many of the strange feats which are usually attributed to clairvoyance. There is something es i pccially uncanny about these tricks and Jack’s reputation rapidly increased with this new exhibition of his powers. Thanks to his cross-examination of Mrs. Sitwell at dinner he was in possession of many facts connected with the company, although mostly strangers to him ; and some of the hits were so palpably happy that he raised shouts of surprise, followed by that terri fied blush which not uncommonly succeeds the display of seemingly supernatural pow ers. “Oh, but this is too preposterous,” Sir Lewis Mallaby was heard to say quite angrily. The continued applause pro foundedly disgusted him. “This is the merest charlatanism. It must be put an end to. It is the commonest imposture. These are things which he has coached upon in advance. Let him be tried with something which upon the face of it he cannot have learned beforehand by artifi cial means.” “Try him, Sir Lewis, try him yourself,” cried several voices. “I scarcely like to lend myself to such folly ; to encourage so pitiable an exhibi tion.” But he seemed to be conscious that fur ther protest would tell in Jack's favor. “1 will admit that you have considera ble power in this strange branch of necro mancy if you will answer a few questions of mine.” “Proceed,” said Jack, gravely meeting his eyes firmly and without flinching. “Tell me what is most upon my mind at this present moment?’’ “The want of a male heir,” Jack replied promptly, and thanked Mrs. Sitwell in his heart. “Psha! You have learnt from Burke that I have no children,” said Sir Lewis, boldly, but he was a little taken aback. “Anything else ?” “The memory of a harsh deed you now strive to redeem.” “This borders upon impertinence,” said Sir Lewis, with a hot flush on his cheek and passion in his eyes. “But let us leave abstractions and try tangible realities. Can you tell me what I have in this pocket ?” He touched the left breast of his tail-coat. “A pocketbook.” “Bah ! Ca va sans dire. Everybody carries a pocketbook in his pocket.” “But do you ?” asked several of the by standers, all of whom were growing deeply interested in this strange duel. Sir Lewis Mallaby confessed that he did, and produced it—an ordinary morocco leather purse and pocketbook all in one. “Are you prepared to go on ?” said the baronet haughtily to Jack. “Certainly.” “What does this pocketbook contain ?"’ “Evidence.” The contest between them was a ent rance. “Evidence of what ?” “OF facts that must sooner or later come to light. You have in that pocketbook links in a long ciicin of circumstances, , which, however carefully concealed or anx iously dreaded, time in its inexorable course must bring eventually to light. There is no bond, says the Spanish proverb, which is not some day fulfilled; no debt that in the long run is not paid.” “What ridiculous nonsense ! I give you my word this pookothook contains nothing 1 nothing—but a bank of Eng land note for one hundred pounds.” “Stay!” cried Jack Newbiggin, facing him abruptly and speaking in a voice of thunder. “It is not so—you know it—it is only the half!” And as he spoke he took the crumpled paper from the hands of the really stupe fied baronet. It was exhibited for inspec tion—the half of a bank of England note for £IOO. There was much applause at this harm less and successful dinouement of what threatened at one stage to lead to alterca tion, perhaps to a quarrel. But Jack Newbiggin was not satisfied. “As you have dared me to do my worst,” said Jack, “listen now to what I have to say. Not only did I know that there was only the half of a note, but I know where the other half is to be found.” “So much the better for me,” said the baronet, with an effort to appear humorous. “That other half was given to—shall I say, Sir Lewis?” Sir Lewis nodded indifferently. “It was given to one Hester Gorrigan, an Irish nurse, six years ago. It was the price of a deed of which yon —” “Silence! Say no more!” cried Sir Lewis, in horror. “I see you know all. I swear I have had no peace since I was tempted so sorely and so weakly fell. But I am prepared to make all the restitution and reparation in my power, unless, un happily, it is already too late.” Even while he was speaking his face turned ghastly pale, his lips were covered with a fine white foam, he made one or two convulsive attempts to steady himself, then, with a wild, terrified look around, he fell heavily to the floor. It was a paralytic seizure. They took VOL. XX.-NO. 49. i him up stairs and tended him but the case was desperate from the first. Only just I before the end did he so far recover the power of speech as to be able to make full ; confession of what occurred. Sir Lewis had been a younger son , the eldest inherited the family title but died , early, leaving his widow to give him a r posthumous heir, the title remaining in abeyance until time showed whether the r infant was a boy or girl. It proved to be , a boy, whereupon Lewis Mallably, who * had the earliest intimation of the fact, put . into execution a nefarious project which he . with care concocted in advance. A girl 5 was obtained from a founding hospital and substituted by Lady Mallaby’s nurse, who * was in Lewis’ pay, for the newly-born son b and heir. This son and heir was .handed I to another accomplice, Hester Gorrigan, t who was bribed with £IOO, half down in > the shape of a half-note, the other half to be paid when she announced her safe ar ! rival in Texas with the stolen child. Mrs. Gorrigan had an unquenchable thirst and s in her transit between London and Liver pool allowed her precious charge to slip 1 out of her hands with the consequences we know. It was the watch borrowed from Sir ; Lewis Mallaby which first aroused Jack’s suspicions. It bore the strange crest—two hammers crossed, with the motto, “I strike” —which was marked upon the linen of the •hild that Dan Blockit picked up at Kirkland . station. The initial of the name Mallaby coincided with the monogram H. L. M. Jack rapidly drew his conclusions and made a blood shot, which hit the mark as we have seen. Lewis Mallaby’s confession soon rein stated the rightful heir and Dan Blockit in after years had no reason to regret the gen erosity which had prompted him to give the little foundling the shelter of his rude home. The Mexican Scorpion.—A corres pondent, writing to the San Francisco Chronicle says: The most common of these pests are the scorpion—alcarans— for they become hale and hearty grandpar ents within 24 hours, and their numerous progeny are forever darting everywhere with inconceivable rapidity, their tails, which hold the sting, ready to fly up at a moment’s warning. They are in the wall, between the brick of the floor, lurking within your garments. Turn up a corner of the rug or the table cloth and you dis turb an interesting family of them; pick up your shoes in the morning, and out they flop; in short, every article you touch must be treated like a dose of medicine —“to be well shaken before taken.” The common variety hereabout arc about three inches long, and the yellowish-brown ones are con sidered most poisonous. In Durango they arc black, and so alarmingly numerous that the authorities offer rewards —so much per tail—to the boys for killing them. Their sting is usually fatal to a child, and more or less severe in its effects on adults, accord ing to the state of the system. Some have been known to recover after remaining for eight days foaming at the mouth in convul sions, and with the stomach swollen as in dropsy: others, by prompt and energetic treatment, do not suffer much. How to Keep Cider Sweet.—Pure sweet cider that is arrested in the process of fermentation before it becomes acetic acid or even alcohol, and with carbonic acid gas worked out, is one of the most delightful beverages. The Farm , Field and Fireside recommends the following scientific method of treating cider to pre serve its sweetness. When the saccharine matters by fermentation arc being converted to alcohol, if a bent tube be inserted air tight into the bung, with the other end in to a pail of water, to allow the carbonic acid gas evolved to pass off without admitt ing any air into the barrel, a beverage will be obtained that is fit nectar for the gods. A handy way is to fill your cask nearly up to the wooden faucet when the cask is rolled so the bung is down. Get a com mon rubber tubo and slip it over the end of the plug in the faucet, with the other end in the pail. Then turn the plug so the cider can have communication with the pail. After the water ceases to bubble, bottle or store away. ■■■ ♦ ♦ % How to Keep Chestnuts. —Here is a matter of great interest to the boys—big and little boys: The chestnut is not strictly a fruit, but thousands of boys and girls like to eat it in late fall or winter, and many of them do not know how to pre serve it so that it shall be pleasant eating in winter. Generally it soon becomes as dry and as hard as marble, but this is un ! necessary. When first gathered put the * nuts in a common bag—not a paper one— and expose them a few days to the sun and 3 air on some roof, wood-pile or fence. Stir them over occasionally, so that they do not sweat and mold. They will become a little wilty, and when this is the case uniformly and they seem dry, hang them * in the cellar —not in any chest or closet up stairs—so that no mouse, squirrel or rat can reach them. If properly cured when 2 placed there they will remain sweet and c soft all winter; if not cured they will mold i, in the cellar, while above the cellar they - will become too hard for anybody’s teeth, a ♦ ♦—■ —— s A Laughing Plant.— This is not a 1 flower that laughs, but one that creates i laughter if the printed stories of travellers are to be believed. It grows in Arabia, and i is called the plant because its ; seeds produce effects like those produced -by laughing-gas. The flowers are of a bright yellow, and the seed-pods are soft ; and woolly, while the seeds resemble black f beans, and only two or three grow in a pod. ; The natives dry and pulverize them; and the powder, if taken in small doses, makes 1 the soberest person behave like a circus * clown or a madman; for he will dance, sing - and laugh and cut the most fantastic capers, i and be in an uproariously ridiculous condi tion for about an hour. When the excite - ment ceases, the exhausted exhibitor of :> these antics falls asleep; and when he awakens he has not the slightest remem brance of his frisky doings.— Vick's Floral Magazine. \ It is possible to keep the cobra harmless i under music for a considerable time. It s is related by a naturalist (Forbes), who closely studied the habits of animals in > India, that he one day spent an hour . painting a cobra, which was kept dancing ' the whole time upon a table. He fre quently handled it, and examined its spots and the spectacles on the head. He was , suprised afterwards to find that the fangs i had been left in. The next day the same snake was being charmed to please some ■ people at a bazaar, when it suddenly sprang . forward and bit a young woman in the i throat. The young woman died in half t an hour in great agony. Serpent-chann i ing seems dangerous work; but it often - serves a useful purpose, as when the charm ers use their powers to beguile snakes out s of houses and gardens where their pres l enoe is not wanted. r ♦ * The best way to apologize is to do such 3 a kindness to the offended one that he will forget that you ever attempted to injure c him ' ? Ml -..