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Ives and Stayner were Wall street
gambler* of the class least entitled
to be trusted with power to interfere
with the natural flow of trade:—least!
fit to have in their custody a high-,
way.
A few months ago these men, with I
associates of the same class, had ,
nearly consummated combinations
Whereby they would gain control of
the management of the B. <fc 0. For
some time passed they had had pos I
Session of the Cincinnati, Humilton
A Dayton road and by means of a
"Contract with Mr. Garrett, (could
they have commanded the use of
some two millions of dollars,) they
’would have captured and had pos
session of an artery of commerce ex
tending from Philadelphia to Chica
go and St. Louis.
Owing to what seems a mere acci-1
dent these adventurers failed to find ;
the money they expected and Mr.
Garrett delivered the B. A O. to a
syndicate of English and American
bankers.
Ives and Stayner then failed and
their assets, $25,000,000 of corpora
tion securities were transferred to a
receiver. This receiver had occa
sion for the ledger and other books
of account that recorded the trans
actions of this banking firm. • Ives
and Stayner refusing to deliver up
these books, a suit was instituted to •
compel their production, and both
of the>c men, testifying under oath,
saiil the ledger and other books had j
mysteriously disappeared without
their knowledge and by means en- j
tirely unknown to any one connected
with their business. It is needless
to say, the opinion prevails that these
men swore falsely, and the indica
tions are that both of them will be in
the penitentiary before the expira- ,
tion of twelve months. The New
York papers of the 25th of last month ,
had this paragraph :
Yesterday Ives and Stayner were ex- J
amiued before Judge Davis about their
missing books. While Stayner was
swearing that he knew nothing of them, 1
the adjoining building was struck by |
lightening.
Elsewhere is printed from a Cinein- j
nati paper of the 11th the statement
of a suit based upon the allegation
that, while in possession of the C. II.
D. road, Ives and Stayner had stolen
the proceeds of $2,500,000 bonds and
$4,500,000 9tock.
These are the men who, but for an
accident,would now have in their cus
tody such an artery of trade as the
B. tV O. These men will represent
the class who now’ control the trans
portation of sixty millions of people.
It was in the power of a single indi
vidual, Mr. Garrett, to deliver to
Ives ami Stayner the B. A O. Is it
not time for the body of the people
to wake up to the true condition of
this country and bring to the front
men who do not truckle to railroad
influence?
PROHIBITION AND THE CHURCH.
We continue from last issue the effort
to reproduce the thoughts expressed by
the Rev. Sanford H.Cobb in the Prince
ton Hev&HV for Julv.
The discussion of prohibition falls
naturally into two parts: first, as a
civil law; and second, as a precept
of morals. These two aspects are
logically quite distinct, yet they are
constantly confused, and the advo
cates for prohibitory legislation
draw their strongest plea from mor
al considerations.
Those askiug the Church to exert
her influence to accomplish prohibi
tion must base church action on one
or the other of two grounds:
1. That all drinking of intoxi
cants IS SIX FI L.
But this is not a true proposition.
Drunkenness is wicked, yet the mod
erate use of liquor is as sinless as
the use of bread. Both reason and
Scripture say that intemperance is
wicked, but neither reason nor Scrip
ture suggests that the temperate use
of stimulant is sinful. (The exam
pie of the moderate drinker is anoth
er matter, an 1 will be discussed here
after.)
Some things are wrong because of
their intrinsic nature: to steal is in
trinsically wrong. There arc other
things which would not he wrong
unless forbid by statute; to smug
gle, to throw garbage in the street,
to fish at all seasons, to charge for
the use of money more than a certain
rate of interest, are things which are ;
wrong only because forbid by stat
ute. To steal would be a sin al
though the civil law was silent; but
morality and the Bible know noth- '
ing about smuggling until the civil i
law defines it, and forbids it. When ;
the Legislature forbids an act then ,
both morality and the Bible make it
a matter of conscience and say,— i
“oIhjv tins law. To Im drunken is
a sin, but to use stimulant within
the limits of entire self-’ontrol is
not wrong; and tn profess that the
Bible forbids intoxicants is to weak
en religious influences and to dis
credit the sincerity of the argument.
Assuming then that the use of in
toxicants is not intrinsically sinful,
we come to the second, and the only
other ground Tor church action,
which may be thus stated:
2. The civil law' should com
mand total abstinence because
some PERSONS drink TO EXCESS.
The proposition thus stated docs
not raise the question « f the sinful
ness of drinking; the proposition is,
—that the evils resulting from the
abuse of intoxicants are, in many
cases, so enormous as to make it a
matter of public policy to forbid the
manufacture and sale of liquor, and,
being a matter of public policy,
church influence should be exerted
to accomplish the proposed legisla
tion.
Let us analyze this proposition
and bring its component parts dis
tinctly into view.
(1) Drinking in moderation is
not a sin; (2) Many persons drink
to excess which is a sin; (3) Drunk
enness by some persons brings such
enormous evils that, the welfare of
society, (public policy,) requires a
law to forbid the manufacture and
sale of liquor, and therefore, (4) It
is a positive Christian duty to insist
that a law be enacted prohibiting
the use of liquor.
But, as before explained, if the act
is uot sinful it is outside the juris
diction of the Church. If the act
injures society the civil law should
deal with it.—not the Church. The
public welfare may require a law
regulating the rate of interest on
money, but it is not a matter for ec
clesiastical interference. In the
same way, the public welfare may
require a law forbidding the use ot
liquor, but as its use (in modcra
tion) is not a sin, this is not a mat
ter for ecclesiastical intorfereneo.
The misery and tears of once happy
homes, ruined by drink, appeal so
earnestly for sympathy and help
tha we are tempted to catch at any
instri in t which holds out even a
mere ex| s tation of relief, but the
danger i- that the Church, by in
vading the domain of State-craft,
may forfeit its present place in pub
lie estimation. The Ecclesiastical
establishment depends for support
on voluntary contribution, and this
will be largely withheld by worthy
citizens whenever they come to re
gard church influence as an element
in political elections. The proposi
tion as above stated is,—whether
the Church should ask for a law to
forbid that which the Bible does not
prohibit ? If to driuk moderately
is not a sin, should the Church en
deavor to influence the elections in
order to procure a civil law forbid
ding drink ? It is obvious that the
moment we admit that the use of
stimulant is not intrinsically wick
ed, then church action cannot be
asked except on the ground that she
may concern herself about matters
of social expediency ; and if the
Church, basing her action on social
expediency, may influence elections
to accomplish prohibition, then she
may with equal propriety concern
herself about other economic propo
sitions;—as for example, the rate of
interest on money. It is needless to
say, that the geniousof this age will
not tolerate the mingling of religion
and politics , it is needless to say,
that for the church to concern her
self about a matter which is uot iu
tnnsically sinful, would be fatal to
the prosperity of the Ecclesiastical
establishment.
But again, if drinking iu modera
tion be not sinful, a law to prohibit
the use of iutoxicants is contrary to
the 'pint of Christian liberty and
the right of private judgment. Paul
would say, "I will drink no wine be
cause my brother stumbleth,” but
Paul would not say, “My brother
shaii not drink.” One man cannot
make his estimate of moral duty a
law to another man. My neighbor
is inv equal iu intelligence, general
conscientiousness and Christian ear
nestness. There is no reason why
his opinion ou any matter should
not he as good as mine. From the
same facts he forms a different con
clusion from me, and equally desires
truth. I have no moral right to
insist that his conscience shall be
bound by my standard of what is
right and wrong; much less have I
the moral right to make my concep
tion of religious duty a standard
which shall bind his conscience.
The individual may enact a prohibi
tory law for himself on the ground
of his own moral convictions and
Christian expediency; but it would
be a gross invasion of Christian lib
erty to assert, on such a subject, an
invariable moral law by which every
man’s conscience is to-be hound.
Indeed, the whole argument for pro
hibition, in tliis moral phase, is but
the boldest legalism, utterly hostile
to the free spirit of the Gospel. lo
preach prohibition ns a moral pre
cept; to impose prohibition as a
moral precept is simply monstrous.
It is remarkable with what una
nimity the Boodle organs in our par
ty have attached themselves to the
interests of ex-Senator Camden, and
the Monopoly faction in West N ir
ginia. Take, for example, the Rich
mond Dispatch. That paper bears
the same relation to the Democracy
of Virginia that the Cincinnati in
quirer does to the Democracy of
Ohio, or Baker’s Register did to
that of West Virginia. The Dis
patch never fails to scent the “Boo
dle,” and to go for it, by an instinct
as natural as that which guides the
vulture to the carcass. It is exten
sively circulated as a vehicle ot
news, but its outgivings on political
topics aie universally received with
that distrust and suspicion which
invariably attach to such disrepu
table sources.
The true organ of the \irgima
Democracy is the Richmond State,
a paper not only ably conducted,
but edited upon a plane of integrity
and incorruptibility to which the
Dispatch does not even aspire. In
our late Senatorial contest, the State
at once took the side of those who
made a gallant stand to rescue West
Virginia Democracy from the grasp
of a leadership of millionaires and
monopolists who had endeavored to
commit the party against Tariff re
form, against Civil-Service reform,
against the regulation of Railroads,
and in favor of unequal taxation.
A leadership which had reduced our
majority trom 12,000 in 1880, down
to 640 in 1886. A leadership which
bought voters, corrupted and bribed
the press, and taught that these
wore the only available methods
to conduct political campaigns.
The Dispatch, on the other hand, at
once espoused the cause of these
corrupt leaders, because it is itself
essentially corrupt, and because it
does not know, and never has known
what true Democracy means. It is
still hammering away on the same
line, with a curious compound of ig
norance and stupidity. Ignorance
—because it has evidently never
read the constitution of this State
which it undertakes to construe and
interpret ; stupidity—because it
does not see that no possible action
on the part of Mr. Lucas could facil
itate the seating of Judge Faulkner.
If Mr. Lucas were to die to-morrow,
the difficulties which beset Judge
Faulkner would be as insurmounta
ble as they are to-day. The inher
ent defect iu his title is set out on
the face of his credential, and noth
ing but the decision of the proper
judicial tribunal—the Senate of the
United States—can give him a seat.
If this decision is to be truly judi
cial, the withdrawal of a contestant
canuot change the law, nor render
that lawful, which otherwise would
be illegal. If Mr. Lucas should
prove so false to the principles, pro
fessed by him, as to enter into a con
spiracy to seat a candidate whom he
has declared to be unlawfully elect
ed. the Republican majority iu the
Senate would at once see that an at
tempt was being made to secure a
partizan advantage rather than a ju
dicial arbitrament of a legal ques
tion, and they would resent it by de
nying the seat to either aspirant.
Fortunately for the country, Mr.
Lucas is neither so shallow, nor so
dishonest, as to be seduced into lis
tening to thccorrupt propositions of
the Dispatch, the Jiegister, or other
‘Boodle’ organs. The Dkmocrat has
taken sides with neither contestant,
but it can not remain silent when
such foolish and indecent suggest
ions arc made as are those proposed
by the Dispatch, and re-echoed by
the smaller and more insignificant
‘Boodle’ organs in West Virginia.
A LESSON IN COAL.
It is the fashion of certain, so-call
! ed, Democratic politicians in this
State to make loud professions of
their anxiety to reduce the tariff,
but they always add,—“I favor the
tax on coal.” They except coal be
' cause and only because the}’ do not
wish to antagonize the railroad in
fluence or provoke the opposition of
certain millionaires engaged in min
ing. These gentlemen are welcome
to the wages they earn by subservi
ency, but we intend that the body of
the people shall understand the mat
ter.
We presume it will not be disput
ed that coal can be mined as cheap
ly in West Va., as in any country
sending coal to our coasts. The in
vestigations of Henry George, and
the more recent examinations by a
correspondent of the N. Y. World
are conclusive that the miners could
scarcely live were wages lower.
Some three years ago, when the B.
<fe O. was contending lor “a differ
ential rate,” its chief argument was
that the coal purchased for the use
of the company cost only 50 cents
per ton. The coal operators, in part
nership with railroad managers, be
come fabulously rich, and we see
these men combine to curtail pro
duction and advance the price to
consumers of this fuel.
The output of bituminous coal
last year exceeded 74 million tons.
This coal was protected by a tax of
75 cents on foreign coal. Thai is to
say, a ton of foreign coal could not
come into this country until it had
paid 75 cents intoU. S. Treasury.
The price of coal at the seacoast
depends on its cost at the mouth of
the pit and on the freight charged
by the railroad. The cost at the pit,
so far as the wages of miners are
concerned, is at the minimum ;—the
facts published by Henry George
and by theN. V. Workl are conclus
ive on this point. Ex-Senator Da
vis, in his pending suit against the
B. & 0., (an account of which we
recently printed,) fixed the price at
the pit at $1, and this included the
1 profit expected by the mine owner,
—or “operator.” Hence when the
price “on the cars” in Baltimore is
$3, the railroad receives $2 for trans
portation.
Again. The Legislative commit
tee of ’81 proved that the C. <fc 0.
lixed the rate so as to ieave the op
erator the smallest margin of profit
that would retain him in the busi
ness.
If foreign coal could be sold on
the seacoast without paying a tax of
75 cents the railroads would be
obliged to haul cheaper. They can
not reduce the price at the mines
because the miners cannot live if
wages are lower,'ami the owner of
the mine will not continue in busi
ness unless he can make some profit.
Hence, when the subject is analyz
ed, this tariff tax on coal is simply
a contrivance, to enable railroads to
charge higher rates than they could
obtain were the tax reduced; it is
simple a contrivance to compel the
consumers of coal, living at a dis
tance from the pit, to pay tribute to
transportation companies ; when
stripped of confusion the question is
narrowed down to this;—whether a
tax of 75 cents a ton on foreign coal
shall be levied for the purpose, and
for the sole purpose, of enabling rail
road companies t,o exact excessive
rates ? Be it remembered that if
the tax on foreign coal be abolished,
it must be sold 75 cents per ton
cheaper. Be it remembered, if the
tax be abolished, we would retain in
our pocket 75 cents for every ton we
bought; which 75 cents per ton now
goes to the railroad.
(But it is said, to repeal the tax
would cheapen coal at the coast, but
not at points between the mine and
tide water. We will expose this fal
lacy presently.)
Then comes the question, whether
foreign coal is likely to compete suc
cessfully with that mined in W. Va.?
This involves an inquiry, wheth
er coal can be mined in foreign coun
tries and be transported to our At
lantic seacoast cheaper than it is
mined in West Virginia and can be
transported to tidewater V We have
not as yet been able to ascertain tlie
cost of mining coal in the foreign
countries which are supposed to be
able to compete with this State.
The circumstance that this informa
tion is not readily accessible illus
trates that while the millionaire
beneficiaries of a tariff-tax tor pro
tection eagerly collect and pub
lish whatever will mislead voters,
yet there is no one sufficiently inter
ested to incur the expense and
trouble to ferret out the honest truth
and give it to the people. Be it re
membered there is an association of
i the enornSously rich protected class,
| called “The Industrial League,” and
they subscribe $100,000 a year to
collect and publish whatever is cal
culated to create a mistaken popu
lar judgment against changing the
tariff. But while we are unable, at
this time, to contrast “the cost at
the mouth of the pit” in West ^ a.,
with the cost at the mouth of the pit
in such foreign countries as the mill
ionaire beneficiaries of protection
blatantly assert would compete with
us, yet we do know that coal land
here sells for a mere trifle as com
pared with the price of similar land
in England; we do know, ourmincrs
are paid minimum wages; we do
I know coal is very abundant and ,
very accessible;—and we do know it j
i is within less than 300 miles of the '
1 *■ - * .T ' '
Atlantic coast. If it be assumed
that coal is sold “at the pit” in W.
Va. as cheaply as it is sold “at its
pit” in England or Nova Scotia or
Canada, then the question is simply,
whether it can be hauled from the
W. Va. mine to tide water as cheap
ly as it can be transported from j
these foreign countries to ourcoasts?
and for this point, we should eon- ;
aider that railroads have pretty well
driven the boats from the Mississip
pi river.
The table elsewhere, compiled
from the last report by the Bureau
of Statistics for the Treasury, shows
the countries from which conies this
foreign coal certain gentlemen pre
tend to be so afraid of.
We doubt not these gentlemen
will, in private conversation, and
when no one is present to answer
them, attempt to discredit and break
the force of what is here published;
—and published for the first time;
but it would better comport with
good faith towards the people for
these gentlemen to make answer, if
any they can, in the columns of this
paper. Our columns are at their
service. _
A FALSE POLICY.
Skit. 12.—The recent transfer of
the B. A 0. to parties interested in
the management of the Pa. road is
the culmination and legitimate re
sult of the suicidal policy maintain
ed by the Garrets. If instead of
taxing the local traffic all it would
bear, the B. A O. had given it fail
rates the company would not have
come to this extremity. The one
policy deterred airl destroyed the
development of productive industry
along its line; the oilier policy would
have stimulated local enterprise and
thus increased shipments. Increas
ed shipments means increased earn
ing capacity. .
It is said the efforts to make a
road from Balto. to N. Y. necessi
tated the creation of the debt which
finally caused the transfer of this
great avenue of trade to its rival,
and, with this explanation, the coun
try is expected to lose sight of the
true cause.
A wise management would have
done all it could to build up local
traffic; it was its duty to do so; but
the policy was, to subordinate busi
ness along its line to business at its
ends. The writer recently, (about
the middle of July,) passed from
Grafton to Parkersburg. Every
where were the marks of poverty and
unthrift. The faces of the people
at the depots wore the expression
one finds among the peasantry of
Russia,—an expression of hopeless
ness; and inquiry discovered that
an astonishingly large proportion of
those at the depots had come for let
ters expected from sons aud broth
ers who had fled from what seemed
inevitable poverty to find better con
ditions in the West. The men that
remain are, for the most part, too
poor to go.
The air at these way-stations was
disagreeable with the odor of chick
en coops,—some filled and some
empty. The trade in fowls seemed
pretty much the only industry that
could live under the rates exacted.
The policy ol taxing me n ame an
it will bear lias reduced the people
tributary to this section of the B.
0. to mere chichen raisers. I learn
ed that the Lynch Brothers, Parker
Pepper, the Wood fords and other
great cattle raisers and dealers in
stock had all given up the business
after spending a large portion, or all
of their fortunes in a vain effort to
make that industry profitable. The
unreclaimed forests holding 4-5 of
the lands along its line after 35
years of opportunity to reach mar
ket, attest the utter folly of all at
tempts to carry on any business
along this trunk line.
Will our new masters do better or
worse is a question of vital impor
tance. _
THE CINCINNATI, HAMILTON &
DAYTON.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
In Butler county. Ohio, applica
tion was made on the 10th to have
the C. II. D. railroad placed in the
hands of a receiver. The stockhold
er, making this application, states
that in January, 1887, the stoelj
holders authorized a further issue of
$2,000,000 of bonds, and in June
1887, authorized a still further issue
of $500,000, and in September, 1886,
they had authorized the issuance of
$10,000,000 of preferred stock, for
the purpose of taking up the bonds
j and stocks which had previously
I been guaranteed by the road; but
i afterwards it was resolved to sell the
$10,000,000 of preferred stock and
use the proceeds for the general pur
poses of the road; and that the
President and Vice-President, by
virtue of their office and as fiscal
agents for the road, were authorized
to sell said bonds and stocks rI hat
from and after June, 1886, all the
earnings of the road were sent to II.
S. Ives <fc Co., of N. Y., and that
Ives and his partner, Geo. Stayncr,
used said proceeds and the earnings
coming into their hands as the bank
ers of'said road, for their own pur
poses entirely; that they sold $2,
500.000 of bonds and $4,500,000 of
the preferred stock and used the
proceed* for their own purposes.
Bj reason of this and other fraudu
lent conduct on the part of managers
of the road it is t n the verge of in
solvency, and that in order to pro
tect the interests of the holders of
its securities the road should be
placet! in the hands of a receiver.—
COAL STATISTICS.
The output of bituminous coal in
1886 was 74,643,671 tons. The
amount imported was 824,361 tons,
as follows:
Countries from which imported. Toms
British Possessions in Australia 229,792
British Columbia • • 2S4J43
Chili * *
Mexico- • : 61,670
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island
Scotland . 84,874
Quebec, Ontario,Manitoba and N.
W. Territory— v*WJ
England.
Brazil . J®{
(Germany
Hawaiian Island -k**
Total . KSVHO
There was no other country from j
which as much as 100 tons wereiin- J
potted. Uruguay, (or example, sent j
us 18 tons, and Ireland one ton. j
These scattering importations were
too small to be in the line of regular
commerce: many of them doubtless
were sales made by ships finding
themselves with more fuel on hand
than was needed for the return voy
age. These scattering importations,
from countries sending us less than
100 tons each, aggregated 421 tons:
making the total importation in
1886 of bituminous coal, 824,36^
tons, valued at $2,551,954 ;—$3.09 a
ton. _
For the year ending Aug. 27, Cum
berland shipped 2,021,200 tons of
coal; an increase of 017,374. The
B. & O. carried 1.053,840, the canal
151,570 and the Pa. road 215,851
tons. _
A vein of coal an inch thick yields
125 tons; a forty inch vein yields 5,
000 tons, less the coal which is left
for “supports.” In the New River
region the royalty is ten cents per
ton.
The vote in Clarksburg on the
proposition to issue $50,000 worth
ol bonds to build a water works re
sulted in 42G votes being east for
the proposition and only 03 against
it.
Special Commissioners' Sale
VALUABLE LOTS!
IX THE TOWN OF IiOLIVAR,
Jefferson County, W. Yu.
|)Y virtue of a decree of the Circuit
J.J Court of Jefferson county, rendered
on the 1 t>t11 day of February, 1887, in a
proceeding therein pending in which
Samuel Howell, Commissioner of
School Lands, is plaintiff, and the heirs
at-law of George Zorger, deceased, and
others arc defendants, the undersigned,
Special Commissioners, will offer at
public sale on the premises in the town
of Bolivar, Jefferson county, W. Ya., on
Saturday, October 1st,
1887, the following valuable lots situated
in said town, which the said Geo. Zorger
died seized, numbered respectfully as
follows: Lots No. 1, 4, •"». 7. 9, 10, 11. 12, IS,
17, on a plat made by S. Howell Brown,
County Surveyor, a copy of which can
be seen at Ban’s store in Bolivar, or at
the office of Forrest W. Brown in
Charlestown in said county. These lots
are all finely located, and are eligible
building sites, and situated respectively
-as follows:
LOT NO. L
GO feet on Washington st., 140% ft. deep,
' and contains.‘11 square perches.
LOT NO. 4.
40 feet on Madison st., 88 ft. in depth,
ami contains 12.0 square perches.
LOT NO. 5.
Same as No. 4.
LOT NO. 7.
85 ft. on 20 ft. alley, and 09.3.7 ft. on alley
10 ft., and contains .‘Mi squaro porches.*
LOTS NO. 0, 10, II, 12.
•48.07 ft. on Zorger st. and 10 ft. alley,
with depth between street and alley
10.3 poles, and contain 30 square perches
LOT NO. 13.
72% ft. on Zorger st., running back 17
l>olcs, and contains 75 square perches.
LOT NO. 17.
8f> ft. wide at Zorger st.. (17.65 ft. on back
line, runs back 17.0 poles, and contains
72 square perches.
TEBMS OF SALE. One-third cash
on day of sale, balance in one and two
years from date, purchaser giving bonds
| for deferred payments licaring interest
from date, title*reserved until purchase
monev is paid.
SAMUEL HOWELL;
FORREST W. BROWN,
GEO. W. GRAHAM,
Special Commissioners.
Wm. E. A:.dfkson, AUct.
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA:
Jefferson county, to-wit:
In the Clerk'* office of the Circuit Court.
I, T. W. Latimer, Clerk of saitl Court,
do hereby certify that Samuel Howell,
one of the Commissioners appointed by
decree of February Id, issr, entered iii
the cause of Samuel Howell, Commis
sioner of School Lands, against George
Zorger's heirs, has tiiis day given bond
in accordance with law, in penalty of
$250.00, as provided in said decree.
Given under my hand thisrtth day of
September, 1SS7
Teste—
* T. W. LATIMER, Clerk.
sep.lMt.
For Sale.
rpiIE VALUABLE BUILDING LOT
1 adjoining the residenee of Dr. Wm.
Neill in Charlestown, W. Va., fronting
HiO feet on Liberty street, and running
back that width from said street to the
lots of Dr. Win. Neill and Mrs. Edwards’
heirs. For terms, apply to
GEORGE BAYLOR,
CLEON MOORE.
»ep.y-tf.
Miss S. B. Page.
'IXTill resume her class in Music Skp
y> tkmbkr, 12th, 1887. Price* per mth
of four weeks, two half-hour lessons per
week, $5.U0. To all who take lessons for
nine months the tenth month will bo
roe. july 18,1887—4t.
For Rent
An excellent room for merchatile
busines. Goo<l location.. Apply or
write to * T. P. Lippitt.
KIRKS
white
The only brand of Laundry Soap
awarded a first class medal at tho
New Orleans Exi>osition. Guaran
teed absolutely pure, and for general
household purposes fa tho very best
SOAR
To the Farmers of
WEST VIRGINIA..
They wore 40 years ago; they are now,
and henceforth they shall be the
Standard Remedies of the world.
The people have texted their
merits, lienee they live.
Stonebraker’s
Medicines.
Like a green hay-tree, they tlourixh.
Rheumatics rejoice; neuralgia vanbhes
and headaches art1 known no more. The
reined v, Stonkrkakkk’h Limmknt.
The price, 25 cents.
The brooks of Kiloain never furnished
such relief to the thirsty traveler,— Hon.
Heo. Mnkin, bullion, Kuylautl.
America never produced its equal for
the cure of pain.—Prof. J tie, /Ameer r,
Herman)/.
Of what are they speaking?
STOAEBRAkER’S LI AIM EAT.
<»od bless the children. I.iko rosebuds
they cluster about the boaom that loves
them. Oh! Mother’s vigil eve, keep
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mer complaint give
STONEBRA KKK’S
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The only euro for t.'holera Infantum
and all Itowcl complaints in adults ami
children. Prompt, sure and elliciout is
the testimonial of the Messrs. Henkel
A' t'o., publishers of Our Church Paper,
New Market, Va.
STONEBRAKER’S
Blood & Liver Corrector
corrects the Liver and Kidneys, puri
ties the Hlood, removes blotches, pim
ples ami eruptions, restores lost vitality
and brings back the fresh ruddy glow of
youth to the shriveled cheeks. * Price,$1
per bottle.
Breeders of Fine Fowls
indorse Stomkruakkr’s ('iijckkn I’ow
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tion of eggs. The prevention and euie
of diseases in Chickens, Ducks, Tur
keys, Ueose, Pigeons, and the feat bored
family. Nothing so healthful for young
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If you wish your Horsos, Cattle mid
Sheep to thrive and your farm to pros
per, don’t neglect to keep a good supply
ot
STONEBRAKER’S
Horse & Cattle Powders.
Don’t he deceived. Some people think
one imwder just as good as another.
That s just where they make a mistake.
Stonehrakor’s Horse and Cattlo Powd
ers are original, and are used bv those
who appreciate the best. Price, 25 ctx.
LOOKOUT FOR HOG ( HOLERA.
C. S. Rrucc, of WythcvilJe, Va., says:
Stonebraker’s Hog Powders will save
the |M‘ople thousands. Not one of n.y
eiisiomers lost a hog last year that fell
them
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indigestion, sick headache, constipation
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of minerals, Philosophical and Chemical
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beauty and hcalthfulncKx.
Catalogue on application.
Wm. II. Kath.k, A. M. Principal,
Stauntor., Va.
2m.
D. HEFLEBOWER.
Auctioneer
RIPON, W. VA.
Alwaysholds himself in rcudiiiNm t<>
cry Sales any place, ami on thp short
eat notice at Satisfaction guaranteed,
jan 19*-8ft—vi
\\TANTED -Agents in every town
TV and village to sell our Nkw (ft,)
Christmas Hooks, selling from 50 eta. to
$3.30. One woman with a farniiv writes
that she averaged $7.00 a day fast year
and worked from Sept, until Christmas.
One made $125 in six weeks who never
canvassed before. One agent sold &> the
first week In a village of only 200. Semi
for circulate if you can only canvass
your school district. You can make
from $25 to $301) liefor** < 'hristmas.
C'ASSEL A CO., (L't'd). 40 Dearliorn
St., Chicago, IU. 823—4t.
Pennsylvania ApM Works.
Str ain Engines. Saw Mills, Hay Press
es, Stump Pullers and Standard Agriciil
tural Implements generally. Semi for
Catalogue.
A. B. FARQUHAR ft SON, York. Pa.
sep.23,4t.
Administrator's \otice.
Having qualified as administrator of
the estate of John T. Miller, dec’d, do
hereby notify all persons who are in
debted to the said estate, to make settle
ment, and those who have claims against
the same to present thorn properly au
thenticated, for adjudication.
S 23—3t A. H. YATES, Adm’r.

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