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West Virpa Dtootat.
Thomas H. Mason, Business Manager
Our mailing lists have become so
large, we are obliged to drop the
names of those who have not paid tor
1887. We try to to be very careful
but we may drop some who cither
paid one of our agents or sent money
direct to us. We do earnestly bog
subscribers to notify us when they i
fail to receive this paper promptly. |
Please mention this paragraph to i
such ot your neighbors as have been
receiving the Democrat.
Our discussion with the Wells
burg Herald must be postponed Un i
til the gentleman, who has this sub
ject in charge, finds time to write his
editorials We have secured for j
this discussion an earnest friend of 1
Temperance who is considered one!
of the strongest intellects in the
country, but he is a busy man and
we must await his leisure.
Thereis nodisposition on the part
of any one connected with this jour
nal to advocate any particular per
son for Governor. When the proper
time arrives we shall undoubtedly do
whatever we can to promote the nom
" ination of that candidate who, in
our judgment, will best command
public confidence, who will render
the State most service and who, if
nominated, will be elected; but our
personal friendships will certainly
be subordinated to the interests of
the State and to the welfare ot the
party. Let it be distinctly under
stood that we are not prepared, at
this time, to express an opinion as
to who is best man to nominate. It
is known to us that several gentle
men, (either one of whom meets
every requirement of the occasion,)
are now being importuned to permit
the use ot their names in this con
nection, but they are all so situated
that neither one of them can sec his
way clear to make the sacrifice he
must make should lie consent to
stand for this office. Although uot
ready to promote the nomination of
any one, yet we must refer to this
matter. Information, deemed rclia
ble, has come to us that the hench
men of certain gentlemen, who seek
to manage the party, are now at
tempting to manufacture a factitious
public sentiment in favor of one or
the other of several aspirants, who,
while pretending tc be on the side of
the people, are in fact the mere stool
pigeons of railroad managers. A
scheme is already on foot to pack
the next State Convention by the
same methods which were employed
in 1SS4. In truth, the defeat of the
bill to prohibit the free pass bribery
was part and parcel of this scheme.
But those who are now plotting to
thwart the public will, anti to nomi
nate a railroad stool-pigeon, should
fonsider whether the methods of
1884 can succeed in 1888. Be it re
membered. that in 1881 there was no
paper in the State, of genera! circu
lation, to give {publicity to the secret
plottings of the Ring. The people
have such a paper now.
It will be recollected,a conspiracy
wa«» formed in Washington, during
the winter of ISivl; which was to he
eonsnmated at the State Convention
that would appoint delegates to the
National Convention to nominate a
Democratic candidate for President.
That conspiracy had three objects:
(1st) to lAake Lewis Baker, of the
M hetHtuj Iteijhttr, Chairman of the
State Executive Committee: (2nd)
to appoint Mr. Clements. Master of
Transmutation on the B. A O.. and
Mr. Ilogeiiiun, attorney for the C. A
O. delegates to the Convention
w hich was to nominate our candi
date for President; and (3rd) to
prevent, not only tiie nomination of
Wilson for Governor, but to nomi
nat» for that office the candidate se
lected by railroad managers. For
tunately, this conspiracy, which had
been kept so secret in Washington,
caim* to the ears of a citizen ot .Jef
ferson. and heat once scattered over
tJiis State a pamphlet entitled
“Timely Words to West Virginia
Democrats." That pamphlet ral
. lied at Charleston .the body of .the
party and the Ring was defeated.
Next spring the people of this State
will be better informed than they
ever have been in the past respect
ing the plots and conspiracies to
place in front men who will betray
We trust this word of warning w ill
be heeded by those for whom it is
intended. Gentlemen, the day of de
ception and underhand work has
past. You cannot possibly succeed
’ by the methods which proved sue
| cess fill when there was no paper, of
general circulation, that was not
used to mislead and deceive the rank
and file of voters.
Certain politicians were very clam
orous that Mr. Camden should be
re elected to the Senate, because, and
■ only because, lit* had been instru
mental in the passage of the Inter
i state Commerce bill. When a prop
osition was made to give our home
. traffic the benefit of the provisions
! of that bil!, those very politicians
were among the most active to de
feat it. It will be found, we think,
that those politicians do not com
mand public confidence. It will be
found, we think, the people do not
I trust them.
1'he election of Chandler by N.
Hampshire, completes the Senate of
i the 50th Congress. It will stand,
! 30 Republicans, including Riddle*
berger, and 37 Democrats.
The G. dr G. R. R. find it necessa
ry to convey 1100 shares of its stock
to the 15. O., iu order to secure the
capital toexteud the road to Beling
ton. If the anti discrimination rail
road bill, offered iu the last Legisla
ture by Col. Chew, had passed, the
G. dr (». would not have any trouble
to negotiate its bonds. The bonds
of such roads as t he G. dr G. and
Dawson’s road from Kingwood to
the 15. dr O. cannot be negotiated
because capitalists are afraid that
the 15. dr (). will “squeeze out” any
lateral road depending upon it for a
reasonable tratlic contract. If the
Chew bill had passed these lateral
roads, under local management,
would be fully protected. It will be
remembered, that the B. dr ()., had
Col. .Jno. A. Robinson and the bal
ance of its lobby at ( harieston fight
ing against the Chew bill.
The purchase bv capitalists of large
tracts of mineral land in Botetourt
county is an interesting fact as in
dicating the tendency of the times
in Virginia. The circumstance that
the purchasers are largely the same
men who are interested in building
the Virginia Western Railroad from
some point in Botetourt, near Buch
anan, on the Richmond and Alle
ghany Railroad, is also suggestive
ot progress in developing the trans
portation facilities of that part of
the Old Dominion.— Ualto. Sun.
This means, that persons in part
nership with the railroad managers
are absorbing the most valuable
property in Ya., and paying for it a
mere trifle.
We predict that within the next
six months, almost the entire news
paper press will be arguing against
the Interstate 1’onmerce Bill. The
raiiroad managers understand per
fectly well that if this bill be en
forced they must stop plundering
the people.
Holders of Central Trust Compa
ny receipts have been notified by the
committee adjusting the foreclosure
and reorganization of the Slienan
V ey Railroad that the Nor
folk and Western Railroad Corapa
n\, supported by a syndicate of
bankers, have proposed a plan to
settle the litigation. l>y the scheme
the road will be sold under foreclos
in' * and bought by the parties con
senting to the plan. It also provides
that a new fifty-year mortgage, pay
able in gold, be placed on the prop
erty at the rate of $20,000 per mile,
with interest at 5 per cent, the ag
gregate amount of the mortgage to
ho $5,100,000. The Norfolk and
Western will contract to operate the
road tor 999 years and to pay over
a proportion of the gross earnings,
never to be less than the interest on
th • funded debt. Provision is also
made for the issuance of $500,000 of
additional bonds to pay for new
equipments.—Vhila. 'Times.
Thus a syndicate of inside mana
gers‘’squeeze out” the $250,000 of
stock Jefferson was so foolish as to
vote to t he S. V. R. R. Recently the
salaries of Sands and Cole were rais
to $7,500 each. In face of facts like
these other counties are voting sub
scriptions t ► project roads which
capitalists have already determined

The Penn. Legislature, at its last
session, abolished ail taxes ou pleas
ure carriages.watches and household
furniture. If this character of prop
ertv was assessed at its value, the
tax would fall on the class best able
to |>ay it. Wo have an aequintanee
in Philadelphia whose furniture cost
$.'>7,000: his piano is worth $3,000:
—why should this property be ex
empt? To say that such property
evades the assessor, simply means
that the Legislature is incompetent
or unwilling to frame a law to compel
tax-dodgers to pay their just share
of the revenue.
Greenbrier, June 17.
During the last few weeks I at
tended the Circuit Courts in both
this and Monroe county and availed
myself of the excellent opportunity
I had to converse with representa
tive men from different portions of
each count}*. I feel perfectly safe
in stating that these counties over
whelmingly approve the action of
those who defeated Monopoly in the
Legislature, and are determined
that the commencement then made
shall be completed. If the nomina
tions were to occur no man who lent
himself to monopoly could by possi
bility carry any delegates from
these counties, and 1 believe the
present feeling will grow more in
tense. The people understand much
better than I thought that the de
plorable political situation in this
State has been brought about
by men who seek olllcc by letting
railroad officials understand that
they will not interfere with their
plans to extort the greatest amount
possible from our defenseless State.
It seems to be equaly well understood
that the representatives of Monopo
ly arc making combinations to con
trol the nominations in 1888, and
there is a determination not to allow
it. What was told me by one who
lives in a secluded part of Monroe
is a good indication of the tone of
conversation. He said, “the last
Legislature was carried by subsi
dizing the press and by the ostra
cism of every man who revolted
against bossism.” He said, “he ex
pected to see the same methods again
used, but he did not believe the peo
ple were as ignorant as they were
The plausible assertion that the
monopolists are developing the
State does not pass for argument
longer. It is too obvious that while
a few are becoming immensely rich,
the many are not as well off as they
were. We fail to see how we arc
benefited by another man* getting
our property for a mere pittance and
then developing it for his own profit.
Our people arc waked up to the fact
that the “railroad combine” are the
only ones makiug any headway, and
that this “combine” was a unit to
defeat the bill offered by your dis
tinguished countyman, Col. Chew.
Let me say, in passing, that the
henchmen are more afraid of him
than any other public man in the
State, and this is why he is so strong
with the people.
It has been said that “history re
peats itself.” This is not strictly
true, but it is true that there arc
certain phases in the history of na
tions which have so often repeated
themselves as to give the appearance
of the expression being warranted.
We know that in other nations so
long as property was distributed,
and wealth was not concentrated in
a small class, that the Government
was reasonably honest and reasona
bly patriotic. But when wealth be
came concentrated, there was a gov
erning class intent only on plunder
ing those beneath them and the
laws were made so as to increase the
profits of the governing class. Mean
servility took the place of manly in
dependence and finally the govern
ing class became corrupt and merce
nary beyond endurance. This
brought on the French revolution,
and this gave the Gracchi to Rome.
It is wonderful how the people sub
mit to being plundered. Is it igno
rance or it mere indolence! Oris it
a feeling of despair? But the spirit
of the Giacchi has always animated
some few' men even in the darkest
hours, and such men have always
infused that spirit into others. I
believe that such a spirit exists
more generally in West Virginia
than our bosses imagine. 1 believe
it only waits lor a leader to give it
expression, and then the era of
thinking politicians is over. The
newspapers, the politicians and a
very large portion of the lawyers,are
controlled by a desire to obtain fav
ors from the millionaires and from
the great corporations, but this fact
is becoming thoroughly understood
by the people, and those who have
usually found it easy to manipulate
the primaries and prevent discus
sion will find that the spirit of the
Gracchi has not yet entirely died
out. There is a universal inclina
tion to rally around men who have
shown 'themselves independent of
railroad influence. Said one man to
me,—“Last spring when nomina
tions for the Legislature were being
talked of Mr. Blank (a railroad law
yer with whom I had business)
urged me not to inquire how our
candidate for the House would vote
for Senator. He said that a member
of the Legislature ought not to ex
i press himself. But at that very time
the railroad attorney knew that that
candidate would certainly support
Camden. That sort of thing will not
occur again, because I intend to
question the candidate, and if he
shuttles 1 will vote against him.
come what may/’ Said another to
me: “During the electioneering it
was—‘I am against monopoly and
against its representatives,’—and
then an excuse was found to vote for
Camden by pretending that a Demo
crat must vote for the Devil if he
was what politicians call, ‘the caucus
nominee.’ Such rot may do for poli- j
ticians, but they will miss it largely
ft they think people are gulled by
such rot. Money, government pat
ronage and railroad favors won over
all willing to sell out. The State
was filled with strikers and bum
mers, the newspapers all sang the
same tune, and a good muny were
fooled, but it is all plain enough
now and some new trick must be
fouml that will prevent men like
myself from asking a candidate
questions he will not he able to
The above is enough to show the
feeling here, and I doubt not it is
the same in other sections.
_ A. D.
Judge J. T. Hoke, of Preston, a
prominent Republican, is considered
by many t he ablest lawyer on the ju
diciary committee of the Legislature.
At the extra session he made an ar
gument against the power of that
session to elect a Y. S. Senator.
This argument has since been print
ed and the writer desires a place in
your paper for some notice of it.
Judge Hoke makes the strongest
presentation that has yet been offer
ed and the writer does not see how
he can be answered. He shows be
yond possibility of successful refu
tation that the anomalous body, pro
vided for under the Executive (not
the Legislative) article in our State
Constitution, is merely a sort of ex
ecutive council, with the power of
veto over the recommendations by
the Governor, but with no power to
originate Legislation or to transact
it was called together.” Attention
is called to the fact that J udge < ’ool
ey considered such a Legislature a
mere “Executive agency,” and, not
in any sense, the Legislative depart
ment, nor the depositor} of those
sovereign attributes and powers
which are essential to constitute that
body which the National constitu
t:on refers to when it mentions “a
Legislature.” Judge Hoke thinks
it is utterly unwarranted by the
Constitution, unwarranted by any
law of Congress and unwarranted by
any pecision of the Senate to assume [
that such an “agency” has power to
violate the State Constitution and to i
usurp sovereign functions in the j
election of a L\ S. Senator.
The power of a Legislature to elect;
the Senator is derived from the Fed- ;
eral Constitution and not from the
State Constitution. The Federal |
Constitution lodges this power in j
that body which is “A Legislature.” i
The question is, whether the called :
session, which is prohibited from
entering upon any business except |
that specified by the governor, can
be regarded as the law making de
partment of the State Government?
The Constitution uses the term “Leg
islature” to designate a thing not a
tcord. And that thing is the body
which is the law making power in
the State. At the time the Consti- |
tution was framed many States did j
not have a political organization
called “a Legislature.” In some
cases the law making department.j
was known as “The General Assem
bly,” and in other cases it was called
“The General Court.” When the :
Constitution used the word “Legis- !
lature.” it meant that full parliament
1 of the State, however called, with
which resided the plenary power to
make laws. Is a body, which can
enter upon no business except that ,
mentioned by the Governor, such a
parliament? Judge Hoke thinks
that it is not “the Legislature,”
which is contemplated by the Fed- j
eral Constitution.
lie believes the Senate will not
hold that there is a conflict in a
case where the Constitutions,Nation
al and State, can be reconciled, and
where both in fact plainly point to
the same conclusion.
He suggests that the Senate may
perhaps attach importance to thede- j
cision of the Legislature itself as to
the extent of its powers under the
State Constitution. It is worthy of
remark that our State Constitution
does not make the Legislature the fi
nal judge of its own powers. The
courts have jurisdiction to pronounce
upon the constitutionality of laws ;
passed by the Legislature. The
same judicial functions iu this in
stance will devolve upon the l\ S. ,
Senate, and its duty will be, not t<r
give validity to an unconstitutional ;
act, but to pronounce it void and
thereby to protect and defend both ;
the* Constitution of the State and
that of the Union. The Senate it
self is the sole judge of the validity j
of the election of its own members. ‘
How the Grinding Corporation Has
Sought to Crush Out Small Dealers.
The war which the Standard Oil
Company has waged against the ker
osene oil pedlers for several years
past is approaching a crisis, and the
remaining months of the present
year will probably determine whether
the Standard Company shall com
plete its absorption of the small
dealers inthiscity oracknowldgeits-1
self beaten from the field. For about
two years now the fight has been ,
carried on openly, although for a
much longer time the Standard
Company has oppressed the small
dealers in one way or another. Dur-!
ing the last two years the efforts of (
the Company have been mainly di- j
rected against those who make a
business of supplying grocers and
small retailers who buy but a few
gallon? at a time. Eight or ten
tank wagons, each holding about
400 gallons of oil, have been sent j
out over the city for the purpose of |
supplying the retailers direct. Oil
has been offered at prices lower by a
cent or two per gallon than that sold
by the competitors of the Standard, i
Dealers have bceu lured into the net1
by the offer of a handy tank holding
about sixty gallons. These were
furnished gratis to all the grocers
who would buy of the Standard Co.,
and throughout the city they may
be seen to tiny standing outside of
hundreds of small grocery stores,
thus giving evidence of the wide ex
tent to which the company has car
ried its usurpation.
Iu this way the Standard Oil Co.
has sought to crush out the man}’
small dealers who have for years
carried on a thriving trade with the
small retailers of the indispensable
illuminant. Many of these middle
men, as they might be termed, hail
built up a large trade for themselves
sending out from two to six wagons ;
and buying in product of the refin
eries by the carload. These men say ■
that they are willing to meet the
Standard Company in a fair fight— '
that is, they are willing to allow the
Standard whatever trade it may be
able to pick up if the company will
protect them on the price: but this
is not done, and a few gallons are j
sold to the small retailer at as low a I
price as is charged the dealer for a i
carload of sixty barrels.
Thus the middle-men have secu i
their trade slip through lingers, and
many who, two years ago, were in a
prosperous condition are now able to
make but a bare living. To any who
were willing to dispose of their busi
ness to the Standard Oil Company
offers wore made to purchase their
horses and wagons, but the company
refused to offer any compensation j
for the business, and the dealer was
coolly informed that, for a matlerof
a cent or so on a gallon, his whole 1
trade could be secured. Most of the
middle men,confident in their ability ;
to hold their trade, refused to accept
the meagre offers of the Standard
Oil Company, and to-day arc pain
fully aware of the powerful grip of
the monopoly. As the Standard Oil
Company did not touch the retail
trade some of the dealers were far
sighted enough to sec a way out of
their tight quarters. Realizing the
magnitude of a fight, with a huge
corporation, they quietlj' looked
around for retail customers, and,
gradually exchanging their corner
grocery customers for house-to
house retail trade, they have placed
themselves in positions from which
the Standard Oil Company would
find it difficult to dislodge them, as
the house to-house trade is hardly
feasible for a great corporation to
enter upon.
It is evident that the Standard 1
Oil Company is not satisfied with
the success it has thus far attained,
but is anxious to ha>u the exclusive
control of the trade which has hith
erto been enjoyed by the smaller
dealers, and it also evident that a
final effort will soon be made to ex- j
elude all competitors from the field.
Since the beginning of this year the
Standard Oil Company has shaved |
the price-of oil to dealers from 8 or
9 cents a gallon down to 0 cents,the
last reduction of A cent per gallon
having been made less than two
weeks ago. Those who arc familiar
with the business assert that there
is no money in kerosene oil at that
price, where it is sold in lots of a
few gallons, and that the only in
ducement for the Standard to com4
tinue its trade is the prospect of sc-]
curing the monopoly and then rais
ing the price. It is also stated that
the Standard Company is having a
number of additional tank-wagons
built to carry on the warfare. In
view of these facts the dealers are
looking forward to a lively time dur
ing the rest of this year, and are
anxious to see whether the Standard
will gain its end or give up the fight.
This belligerent attitude of the .
Standard Oil Company is no new
thing, as may be seen from the tone
of the following letter, which was
written to one of the more prosper
ous dealers by a representative of
the Standard Oil Company a short
time ago:
Dear Sir: I informed Mr. Bowers
to day that the Oil Company was
selling their oil 1 ceut cheaper than
we were and that you had bought
their oil at that figure, and Mr. Bow
ers said that it was wrong for you to
buy outside of the Standard, and
that they would not stand it. So I
thought besl to inform you. I will
sell you oil A cent off for headlight.
I would like to sell you all your oil
and not have aftiy trouble with the
Standard, for they will put a man
after you the same as they threaten
ed to do with me two years ago
They have three wagons ready at
any time to put on the street.
Tours truly.
John I.. Baldwin.
The Mr. Bowers referred to was I
at that time the head book keeper in
the Philadelphia office of the Stand
ard Oil Company.
Those denouncing the Interstate
Commerce law, without reading it,
should remember that no state or
court that has entered upon railroad j
regulation, has ever receded there- j
from aud in the end this sort of leg
islation has proved beneficial.— The
Union, (Carson. New)
The region west of the Mississip
pi embraces 7S5,000 square miles of
arable land,045,000 of grazing lands,
260,000 of timber lands, and 425,000 !
square miles which are useless ex- j
cept so far as they are mineral lands.1
The ‘‘Great Columbia plains of
Eastern Washington have a soil
which varies from 1 foot to 20 feet
in depth. It contains an unusually
large percentage of alkalies and fix
ed acids. A few years ago, sowing
wheat on that soil would have been
deemed throwing it away; but the
experiment resulted in a revelation
and these 14,000,000 acres of pecul
iar soil are probably the best wheat
fields in the world.
In New England, New York and
Pennsylvania there are 94,^00 square
miles of unimproved lands.
The arable lands east of the Mis
sissippi are about 700000 square
miles; west of the Mississippi 783,
From the discovery of gold to June
30, 1881, California produced $1,
170,000,000 of that metal. The Coin
stock Lode, in 1887, produced $37,
062.252. Twelve insignificant look
ing holes in the side of a mountain
yielded more wealth that year than
3,800,000 acres planted in corn the
same year. That is,those few square
rods on the surface in Nevada were
as large as all the corn fields of New
England, New York, Pennsylvania,
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
During the 00 years preceding
1880, 10.000,000 foreigners made
their homes in the l\ S., and three
quarters of them came during the
last third of that period.
The Grandest iEolian Harp.
The grandest JEolian harp in all
the world is that composed of the
suspended ropes of the Brooklyn
bridge. Have you ever stood on
either platform at the towers and
listened to the grand, wild music
they giveout when,the wind sweeping
from the north and west with the
fierceness and force of a blizzard,
strikes them? The notes are by no
means thin,nor are they modulated to
the diatonic state. They are,neverthe
less, grand, awe-inspiring and musi
cal. They are all of the basso pro
found order—hoarse, solemn, deep.
But if the car be not dulled by the
mighty cables, it can detect, coming
from the telegraph, telephone and
electric light wires beneath, trebles
that arc in consonance with the great
organ like sounds of the entire
structure. It is worth a visit to the
platforms, even in a storm, to listen
to the grandeur of the weird music
that comes from the harp like voids
of the bridge.—Ex.
OUR MOTTO -“Quick,Short Profits and
the Cash Always.”
For Harvest:
Light Brown Sugar, 5 cents; a line
Svrup, .T5 cts.; Rice, cts.; i ’rnncs, 6Vi
cts.; Raisins, 10 cts.; Lemon*, 2."> to .‘50
cts. per doz.; 'I’ea, 50 cts. per 11*.; Tobac
co, .£j cts. per 11*. All these articles and
many others I guarantee pure, and to
give satisfaction.
Art/uckle, Leverinrf, and Enterprise
COFFEE at a reduced price. Baeon a
specialty. Refined Lard in iarge or
small quantity.
EXTRACTS.- Wo keep the Stonebra
ker preparations, which are too well
known to need any recommendation.
His Hog Powders does not cure the hog
cholera, hut wc will refund the money if
it does not keep the disease off.
FIX)UR.—We handle Kablo’s, Ren
ner’s, Milling Co.’s, Weiriek’s, Swan’s
and Lunceford’s.
MEAL.—We handle Sifted Meal from
Kahle, Swan, Lunceford, Milling <’o.,
Feagaus and Renner.
FRESH MEAT. W e keep a full line
of Meats, such as Reef, Laud*, Mutton
and Veal. ,
t’asli paid for Eggs, Fowls, Sheep,
Lambs, Calves, Beeves, [.and* Skins,
Sheep Pelts, Reef Hides ami Calfskins.
i nnconmb a specialty.
Simplest, Most Durable, Economical
and Perfect in use. Wastes no Grain;
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Threshing Engines and Horse Powers
Saw Mills ami Standard Implements
fgenerally. Send for illustrated «ata
ogue. A. B. FARQUHAR,
Pennsylvania Agricultural Works,
june24-lm. York, Pa.
Only First-Class Literary Institution
in the State.
Free Tuition to If'. I'a. Students.
Preparatory Department,
Academic Department,
Military Department,
Law School.
Total expense for one year of 11 weeks,
$140.00 to $200.00, excluding travel and
clothing. State cadets furnished books
and stationery free.
For full infoiinatiou and catalogues,
E. M. TURNER, L. L. D., Pres’t,
Morgantown, W. Va. j
M. S. Burdette,
Dealer In
Music and Fancy Goods, ;
queen Street, Martinsburg, West Va.
GrWall Paper a specialty.
H. L. DOLL & CO.,
Hardware, Glass, Oils and Faints.
Pure Paint.
jail .9, *85—I v.
Auoust Sriiui.TR, i K. L. Pkunkaux, Jr
Painter. I Smith.
Hr Carriage Factory,
We, the undersigned, have entered In
to a Co-Partnership for the puriX'-'P ol
Carriages, Buggies, Pluetons,
Dayton and Other Pleas
ure Wagons,
Soring Wagons, Dog Carts, Sulkies,
Sleighs, in as line stvle us ran Ih» done
anywhere in the Union, at moderate pri
ces. Being practical mechanics, we will
be enabled to do all work on (•orreet.sys
tcmutic principles, producing work more
durable and handsome.
Mr. Thomas A. Ryan, an expert work
man, has charge of the wood-working
.Mr. John E. Hilhkrt, a well known
mechanic, is in charge of the Black
smithing Department. . t|
Hoping to receive a fair share of your .
patronage, we pledge ourselves to give '
yon value received. t s
Shops on Bloomcrv 'ruin
pike, 2 .Squares from Main St.
Eagle Avenue Gardens,
The public is respect./,illy informed .
tluit I am now prepared to furnish plants
of all standard varieties for vegetable
Hardens, midi us
Cabbage, Tomato, Pepper,
Egg, Lettuce, Sage,
Cauliflower, &c.
at the Eagle Avenue Hardens, (west of
“Alt. I’arvoM) and at my Town Itraucli
on Liberty street, adjoining tho resi
deuce of I Ion. .las. M. Mason. A share
of tho public patronage will he thank
fully received.
T if Fresh Vegetables in season.
apr.2/80. K. J. Wit LIAMS.
Watson House,
JAMES WATSON, Pnor’it. 1
Charlestown Jeflerson County, W, Va.
Meala at all hours to suit Travellers.
Transient Hoarding on reasonable terms
Hacks to and from all trains free ol
Tho Bar is supplied with choice Winns
Liquors, Cigars, etc.
Telephone call No. 7, Western I'nion
Telegraph Office, next door to hotel.
Ifif First-class Livery Stables Attach
ed. laudm-ly.
at the office of
THE H. P. HUBBARD CO., Judicious Ac*
vertising Agents & Experts, New Haven, Ct.
Our Authorized Ag*nt* who c«n quoto our vry jggwj
»dr*rt,s,ng r*t8*. Adv*rt,s«ment» de
signed, p-oeb shown and ostimetee of
• ortinANY newspapers, forwsrdcd to
responsible parties upon eppncetion __
Agricultural Implement
Main St., Charlestown, West Va.
Conklyn & Heflebower,
Dealers in all kinds of
Mowers, Engines,
Threshing Machines,
, 12T Do not forget to rail before you
buy. may2?>3iii.
kept by T. P. LIPPITT.

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