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ln'tU,rv 'Vl prove, this pa- Greenbrier, 24 in Hampshire, per >s regularly read by more HarAson, and in this persons,ot the well-to-do class ’’ the iu West Virginia, than any 111., No. XLX CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY! W, VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. 1887.- Price 3 Cento I The only brand of Laundry Soap awarded a first class medal at the New Orleans Exposition. Guaran teed absolutely pure, and for general household purposes is the very best To The Public! “ We beg leave to inform you that we are filling up our Store with the very choicest GROCERIES. Everything we s*ll will give satisfaction for the money. W e can furnish you a good TEA for 50 cents; a tine Tea for 75 cents, and a handsome Pitcher given free. We sell a lb of B. Powder for 50 cents and give vou a fine serviceable Present. COFFEE. Ground Coffee 20 ets. a IS; loose roast ed Coffee a good article—at 25 cents a lb; Arbnekle’s, I.evering’s and Enter prise always iu stock. Sugar© We always carrv a full stock of Light Brown, Cotfee A, Granulated Ac. JVXoL ASSE © Just received a Barrel of San Jose, which gives more than satisfaction; Por torico Syrups,--Prices and quality to suit all. Tobacco©. We are selling Gravely at *>0 ets. a lb.; Burton’s Twists, Lark. Lobster,_ New Hope, Nutmeg, Gobi Rope, _Pride of Leatherwood. Capital Twist, a 7 oz twist for 25 ets. a It..; a got*! Cigar tor S-for-o; 2-f«>r-.'»—the i>est. A full line of Notions, Groceries, Provisions, Bacon. laird, Flour, Soap. Matches Ac. We trade for all kinds of produce, and pay cash for Kggs, Butter, Fowls and Fat Stock. We are receiving our Canned Good*; and arc handling the same brand of To matoes this year that gave such general satisfaction last season. Don’t forget to call on us at the Old Stand on Main Street. We alw ays guar antee P» give you satisfaction or refund vour money. Respectfully. WALL A IKIRSEY. THE VALLEY FERTILIZERCOMPN’T. COU R. PRESTON CHEW, President, f>u. M . F. Liepitt, Superintendent, B.C. Washington,Secretary, Robt. Chew, General Agent. Charlestown, Jefferson County, M est Virginia. Offer for the Fall Trade their old brands, which always sneak for them selves, and have held their own for so many years that no certificates are ne cessary-. They are SHENANDOAH . Cround Bone, Basis, 2’-j per cent. Ammonia, 32 per cent. Bone Phosphate. VIRGINIA, p . per cent. Ammonia,25 percent. Bone Phosphate. POTOMAC, 2j tH»r cent. Ammonia,® percent. Bone Phosphate, 3 j>er cent. Potash. VALLEY BONE, 1'4 i*er cent. Ammonia,25 percent. Bone Phosphate, and 3 per cent. Potash. ALKALINE, 2S per cent. Bone Phosphate and 3 per cent- Potash Those who demand a low priced goods will find the Valley Bene and Alkaline Phos phates unequalled for the money*. Me ha\e a large stock of absolutely Pure Fine Ground Bone, Pure Dissolved Animal Bone, Dissolved South Carolina, our own make, both No. 1 articles. Call at the mill and see their drilling condi tion. Kanit and other Potash Salts, Ni trate ot Soda and other Chemicals PURE BLUE WINDSOR PLASTER, freshly ground, always on hand, jy Mixtures and private formulas prepared on short notice, and of the best materials. ry BONES M'ANTED in large or small quantities. julyS.’ST. A CARD. To all who are suffering from the error* and 1 ni. sere t tons of youth, nervous woakuess, early •’-«-ay, Ins*of manhood, kc., I will send a recipe that will euro you.Fl’.CE OF C3AT.OE. This great rein* !y was tfiso-verod by a missionary In South Am r ea. en,l a sclf-aJdr**»»ed envcii>j>e to the Jotiru T. Inman. Statin* D. .Vie York Cut It* our friends will show the Democrat to their neighbors our circulation will double. dyspepsiaH IS that misery experienced when we suddenly become aware that we pos sess a diabolical arrangement called the stomach. The stomach is the reservoir from w Inch every fibre and tissue must he nourished, and atn trouble with it is soon felt throughout the whole system. Among a dozen dyspeptics no two will have the same predominant symptoms. Dyspeptics ot active mental power and a billions temperament are subject to Sick Hkapachk; those, fleshy and phlegmatic have t onsticvtiox, while the thin and nervous are abandoned to gloomy forebodings. Some dyspeptics are wonderfully forgetful; others nave great irritability of temper. Whatever form Dyspepsia may take, one think is certain, The Underlying Cause is in the Liver, and one thing more i* equally certain, no one will remain a dv sped tie who will I It will correct A c i d i t y of the Stomach, Expel foul gases, Allay Irritation, Assist Digestion, ami, at the same time Start the Liver to Working, when all other troubles soon disappear. ‘•My wife was a confirmed <4yspepitio. Some three year ago by the advice of Dr. Steiner, of Augusta, she was induced to try Simmon* Liver Regulator. I feel grateful tor the relief it has given her. iunl mav all who read this and are af flicted in anv way. whether chronic or otherwise, use Simmons Liver Regula tor and I feel confident health will be resorted to all who will be advised.” Wm. M. Kersh, Fort Valiey, Ga. See that you get the genuine with re t Z on front of wrapper. PRKPABID oni.y c.Y J. H. Zeilln 4 Go, Philadelphia, Ja. ts > S Vi- • - ^ %, W * > v &v vt.a?,es ^totcv. oancer of the Tongue. «'.me three or four years ago. was trou U . . in < . er on the sole of her tongue near c . * <s;tnl, causing loan u;„- . ieat uervoua prostration, trouble waa rheumatism. It , in i centered in the r'-' >t - .>;■!. e, theuneof 1«. • two, life had grown i halt doaen small no i bott <ot S vifa Spoolttc, she was *njir*iY :i. i hn was three .o', > **««• ^FffiESiX?' * •trta, Ga . June 5,1S8*. • nP hi,land Skin Diseases mailed free. Th k > wirrSr*cino Co . Drawer 8, Atlanta, Ga. \V. 23d St., s. Y. novUm IF YOU WANT A Bicycle, New or Second Hand, Send Two Cent Stamp for Price List to the IVDIWA BICYCLE CIIMl' VY, Indianapolis, Indiana. Best eqnippe 1 REPAIR SHOP in the West. BUGGIES traded for Second Hand Hie vies. oct!4,’$7-y. • I CORE FITS! When I sav Cura I do not mean merely to stop thorn tor a time. “d then have then^e turn again. I sikan A RADICAL CURA. I have made the disease of FITS, EPILEPSY or FALLING SICKNESS, A life long study. I warrant my remedy to CrR« the worst cases. Because others hare failed 1 s no reason for not now receiving a cure. 8end at once for a treatise and a h rikBottlS my iNKAixiBUt RrMW. Give Express 2nd Post Office It costs you nothing lor A trial Audit will cure you. Address H C.ROOT.M.C. 183 Pearl St., NerYou DEEP WELLS. The deepest well drilled in the United States is that at Homewood, near Pitteburg, which, on December I, 1886, had reached a depth of 4. 618 feet, when the tools were lost and drilling ceased. The Buchanan farm well, of the Niagara Oil Com pany, Washington County, is 4,303 feet deep. The deep well near Ti tusville, was drilled obput 3,500 teet. J. M. Guffey & Co.’s well, West moreland County, was drilled to a depth of 3.500 feet. The well at Sargent’s Mills, in Greene Count)', was abandoned at 3,008 feet. The deepest bore hole in Europe is at Schladebaeh, on the railway between Corbetha and Leipzig, and was undertaken by the Prussian government in search for coal. The apparatus used is a diamond drill, down the hollow shaft of which water is forced, rising again to the surface outside the shaft of the drill and inside the tube in which the drill works. By this method cores of about fifty feet in length have been obtained. The average length bored in twenty-four hours is from twenty to thirty three feet, but un der favorable circumstances as much as 180 feet has been bored in that time. The various strata passed through are as follows: Feet. Soil and sand, about. 16 Clay. 56 Sandstone. 459 Anhydrite. 59 Brine spring. — Magnesian limestone . 144 Gypsum. 36 Anhydrite. 295 Marl slate. 3 Sandstone . 3,435 The bore hole, which in January, 1885. had reached a depth of 4,560 feet, was commenced in June, 1880, but left after a year’s work; recom menced at the end of 1882, and is still progressing. The cost up to Janury, 1885. was about $25,000. At St. Louis there is a well 3,180 feet deep, which yields an abund ance of sulphur water. PROGRESS OF THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY. Sci. American, Dec. 10. “Few people outside of the natu ral gas region,” said a large owner of gas wells in Washington County, Pa., “have any idea what euormous proportions the gas business has grown to. It may be said to be on ly about two years old iu Western Pennsylvania, and more than 200, 000 acres of land in Washington and adjoiniug counties have been drilled with gas wells. Nearly 150, 000 tons of iron have been used in manufacturing the pipes through which the 500,000,000 cubic feet of gas that tlow from the region daily are conveyed to the places using it. Over $25,000,000 is invested in the business by’ the fourteen organized companies that produce the bulk of the gas. The land and wells rep resent an outlay of $17,000,000. The wells now producing are capa ble of doubling the quantity now demanded for light and heat. Near ly 2,000 miles of ma;ns are required for conducting the supply to con sumers. It is estimated that the use of natural gas has displaced 25, 000 tons of coal daily iu Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio alone.' Resides the wells controlled by the great gas-producing compan ies, individual owners have wells for the supply of the smaller towns, aud hamlet in the region has enough natural gas running to waste every day to abundantly supply the same number of towns of 10,000 inhabi tants each with light and fuel.” IIOW SMALL AN AMOUNT CAN A WOMAN DRESS WELL. Jenny June in Louisville Cotuier. The question to be considered is not upon absolutely how little a wo man can dress at all, but upon how small a sum can she dress well; where economies can be best prac ticed, ami iu what directions money is best expended. WHAT TO AVOID. The first principle in buying well is to know what not to buy, the sec ond what to buy. the third when to buy it. Avoid the latest caprice in design for the cost is out ol all proportion so its value, and will be reduced to half in a few weeks. Avoid the thing reduced to “almost nothing,” because it is out of date, aud no body wants it. Avoid whatever is not iu harmony with vour age, style, character and mode of living. Ex ceptions are always costly, must be provided for separately, and demand exclusive belongings. Avoid pretty, flimsy mateiials. showy, ornamental accessories, pronounced patterns, and cheap drop or bead trimmings. Avoid the pretentious, that which is large of size, vulgar in style and of poor quality, for it carries the hall mark of ignorance and inferior breeding. If J'ou have a doubt in regard to the wisdom of a purchase, give yourself the benefit of it, and do not make it. To buy well, find out exactly what you want, and why you want it; then search for that which best fulfills the requirements within the limits you have prescribed tor your- , self. Shut your eyes when you pass such ‘ bargain” counters as contain dyed hosiery, malformed gloves and decayed artificial flowers. Close them also upon the fascinations of red tulle vails, and vails dotted with a substance that will stick to your face on a moist or warm day, and make you look as it you had the smallpox. Don't be deluded by efforts on the part of the Salesmen to induce you to buy against your jiujgment. Their value to the proprietor is in propor tion to their ability to get rid of goods that are not desirable; any body can sell what everybody wants. “Give women what they want,’ said one of them, “and wild horses can not prevent them from somehow get ting it.” But you must be sure that the reason why you want a thing is because it supplies your own need— not because others have it. Remember, you are not obliged to buy homeliness or sadness, oi mere lv negative qualities. If you have a taste for color, gratify it,, but do it judiciously. Get red wool for a morning dress, line it with cheap gray twill, and face it with good open Irish point. The materials will cost about $6, and it will be wearable for several years. Get Gobelin wool, if red does not suit you. It is not well to buy more than is needed, but it is not economy to live on one or two dresses, as some re commend. This might have been done in a simpler state of society, and may be perhaps now by those whose routine is limited and know very little change. But the woman who has to dress well on small means is usually subject to diversified de mauds and the pressure of social as well as domestic or business obliga tions. If these do not exist for her the question presents no difficulties, I and need not be discussed. Taking | the diversified requirements lor granted, it will be found more eco nomical to have clothing adapted to them than to be obliged to wear one dress, whether it be suitable or not. i’he advantage of one or two dress es is that they can be renewed fre quently and represent the latest style. But this is not always desir able. There are dresses for various | occasions which may retain a style of their own. Morning dresses, walking, boating, bathing, and even I evenin'? dresses. A white cloth or flannel dress does not seem to he an economical pur I chase, yet it has been found so bv i some persons. For example: A still ! young-looking lady, who lias, how ever, been married eight years, and has several children, called the other day, wearing a white wool suit, braided in an open pattern, and looking so fresh and pretty that some one remarked upon it and com plimenteii her upon its fit. “This was one of my trousseau dresses, ’ she laughingly rejoined, “and was made some eight years ago. It has ! been three times in the hands of the i cleaner, who charges me three dol j lars, but it is worth it, for it comes I out as good as new. The preser vation of such a dress and its effec tive use upon occasions would not be possible if it was one of “one or two.” One or two black dresses are in dispensable to an economical ward robe, one of black silk, the other a combination of silk and wool. Sat I in is only suitable for middle-aged women, and for these it may be trimmed with guipure lace or jet, or both. But younger women should select faille, or satin Francaise; use a simple but graceful design, and ; good imitation chantillv for nock and sleeves of the more dressy bod ice, for it is economy to have two, if you can make them yourself. If a good silk is used, it may be worn for two seasons and will be still good to cover with piece lace, or make into a skirt, which, trimm i ed may be worn with a jersey or in dependent basque, and, untriinmed, with a gray or black polonaise. There is no more useful minor cos tume than a black silk skirt and po lonaise of black camel’s hair or cash mere. with full silk plaited vest; : and the combination will bp still more effective of moire, w'th the wool, hut it will also be more ex i pensive. A good black silk. includ ing lining, trimmings and finish, will cost $50. even if made at home J with the assistance for two day* of « good dressmaker. But this will admit of a choice between faille, moire or satin Francaise, or nice jet trimming and the two bodices, with | lace for the second. Indispensable to comfort and neatness are two walking dresses, I one a hack-dress of plain wool, the other a handsome dress for after noon receptions and formal visiting. The dress used for these purposes | would not be used as a church cos tume, because the latter is exposed to all kinds of weather, and a black silk or silk and wool is found more nseful and suitable. The plain w®ol dress should not cost more than $10 to $15, the more elegant costume $25 to $50, the latter sum if velvet is used for mounting, and bonnet and mantle included, the whole manufacture by on expert seamstress, not bought ready-made or ordered No woman of small means could risk that. But it is the best to have the one handsome street cossume made complete and to keep it for important occasions. It may then be worn three years with no change but redraping. [ Continued:] ARTESIAN WELLS IN DAKOTA Sci. American, Dec. 10. A correspondent who is traveling in Dakota writes as follows Irom the town of Artesian, Sanborn County: This town, as its name indicates, is the center of an artesian well dis trict that extends about ten miles in every direction. It seems to be a sort of a natural artesian well section, where by drilling 60 to 139 feet in depth they get a moderate flow of water, with pressure suffi cient to carry it up in a 3 inch pipe about 15 to 20 feet above the surface of the ground, costing the farmer (and nearly every farmer has one) about $100 for well, pipe, etc., in cluded—an invaluable adjunct to a farm. The water just here, in the village, is very hard and impregna ted with iron, but some of the wells yield fairly soft water. The water varies from extremely hard to near- j lv soft. The district was first discovered when the Chicago, Milwaukee Jr St. Paul Railway, at this point, three years ago, for railway purposes, commenced a well which was dug 10 feet diameter, 50 feet deep, without success. A drill was then intro duced 56 feet further, 6 inches di ameter, when, suddenly, it sank 4 feet into a chamber, and the well immediately flowed 10.000 gallons per hour. TUe surplus water oi an uie va rious wells gives no trouble, finding its way to slough and lake bottoms. Some farmers, as well as the rail way company, now run rams with the surplus water that pumps it up 30 feet high, as the pressure is not as good as when first discovered. I am told that at Aberdeen, 100 miles north of this place, where they i have an artesian well 1,100 feet i deep, it throws up live fish. It would seem feasible to arrange j a system of sprinklers over a sect ion of land, whereby water might be ! turned on to the wheat or other ; crops in case of drought. Good beef steers sell here now for 2 cents per pound live weight, and farmers kick at the low price. Hogs are worth 4 cents, which is thought to be an excellent price, j Corn sells at 20 cents per bushel, or say $5.75 per ton, allowing 70 pounds to the bushel—very cheap. I Some talk of burning it for fuel, as I it is considered fully as cheap as Pennsylvania hard coal, present price of which is $11.50 per ton. Corn on the ear is said to make first ; class fuel by those who have used it. » ■# « - | STEEL LACE FOR FEMININE WEAR. _ Pittsburgh Chronicle. The question of making laces of iron and steel for ladies’ and chi 1 , dren's wear is again being discussed I in art, mill and fashion circles. At the Centennial in 1876 a piece of steel rolled by a Pittsburgh mill was on exhibition, which was so I thin and light that it weighed much less than a bookleaf, and could be | blown from the hand easier than a 1 piece of paper of the same size. The iron leaf was rolled on a train of rolls upon which heavy tank and boiler iron is now rolled. Experts say that curtains and . other fine laces can be made of soft malleable iron, and in every way be used with greater satisfaction than : cotton laces. The sheets will neces I sarily have to be rolled down to an exceedingly low gauge, and then pressed iuto any desirable pattern I and shape. There will be no trouble in furnishing iron laces for ladies and children’s wear.with their names and other ornaments in a filagree design. An introduction of steel lace would establish in Pittsburgh an industry that would give work to at least 3,000 men. and consume an nually not less than 76.000 tons of steel, which is now a drag irv-thc market at less than two cents a pound. Steel lace, unlike cotton, can be made light or heavy without affecting the grade, color, or bright ness. We may yet see fashionable j ladies wearing steel shawls and trimmings fortheir hats and dresses. Job had much patience; yet it was fortunate lor him that he did 1 not join fences with a neighbor who kept breathy stock. HOW TO BUT AND WHAT TO BUT. WHAT umiurcx TXACHKS D BIST. There is something to consider in the dally expenses for the household necessities, which in the aggregate of the year amount to a good deal. The ethics of buying and selling seem to be for the vendor to get all he can, and for the purchaser to see that he don't get too much. Bat what is too much? It is almost a profound question, and presents the strange paradox that the dearest in many things is often the cheapest Certainly this is so in food where health is involved, and in reme dies which restore health alter it has been impaired. It is certainly so in clothing; for a cheap suit that will hardly last one season is dearer than the one which will last two sea sons, the difference in price being reasonable. So in shoes, and the like. Recurring to the items of food and health, undoubtedly the most important, it is fovfftd that villainous adulteration is what renders it cheaper, in much that is sold, and men are known who have spent thousands to be cored of disease, have suffered yean of agony, and have trifled away their substance on worthless remedies. That which is testified to by thousands ss be ing an absolute cure, and permanently effica cious, is cheap at any price in comparison with such as have no virtue, and which pro long suffering. A case in point is the follow ing: “New Bloomfield, Pa., April 28, 1886. The Charles A. Vogeler Co., Baltimore, Md. GentlemenFor more than thirty years I had been afflicted with rheumatism so severe I had to use morphine to secure rest at night Spent hundreds of dollars with physicians and for remedies without benefit Five years ago I tried St. Jacobs Oil, and it effected an entire and permanent cure. I have not been troubled with it since. Cold or damp weather does not afiect me at all. I desire to give it my unqualified indorsement J. E. Bonsall, clerk Ui UiC KVCiMWUilfl V* IWi; county, Pa.” The point here is not bo much what Mr. Bonaall paid for the great remedy for pain, * for the price ia a mere bagatelle. » • but that ha was cured / permanently after thirty yean’ suffering. Of course i the poor must count cost " in everything; but they should reckon on the sound basis that that which is bad is worthless, and that which is the best , and will cure, and stay i cured, is cheap at any 1 price. ANSWERS BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Will any thing positively remove large moth patches or freckles from the face, without injuring the skin. A. There is probably nothing known that will positively eradicate freckles. Among the many cures recommended, the following has the merit of being harmless: Dissolve three grains of borax in 5 drachms of each, rose water and orange flower water. Please give the greatest distance which a projectile has been thown from any cannon. A. We believe the greatest ranjje attained has been by means of the De Bange cannon-11 miles. What material is used in laundry ing cuffs and collars, to make them so glossy. A. The simplest prep arations consists of the following: Pour a pint of boiling water upon 2 ounces of gum arabic, cover it, and let it stand overnight. Use a table spoonful of this. A receipt for harness greese: 1 quart neats foot oil, 4 ounces beefs tallow, and 3 tablespoonfuls lamp black; add 4 ounces beeswax for use in summer weather. DON’T let that cold of yours run on. You think it is a light thing. But it may run into catarrh. Or into pneumonia. Or consumption. Catarrh is disgusting. Pneumo- 1 nia is dangerous. Consumption is death itself. The breathing aparatus must be kept healthy and clear of all ob structions and offensive matter. | Otherwise there is trouble ahead. All the diseases of these parts, head, nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs, can be delightfully and j entirely cured by the use of Bo schee's German Svrup If you don’t i know’ this already, thousands and 1 thousands of people can tell you. They have been cured by it, and “know how it is. themselves.’’ Bot tle only 75 cents. Ask any drug gist. aug 14-e o w Wheeler <k Wilson Sewing Ma 1 chine Company, who have manufac tured machines for the past 40 years, have now completed and put on the market a Number 9, which embraces all the improvements and patents on sewing machines made up to this date, and is acknowledg ed bv all its com|>etitors to be the best machine now in the world. It possesses a decided superiority over ! all others in point of ease, rapidity ; and precision of action, uniformity of tension and perfection of seam, I : simplicity and durability, elegance : of design, excellence of workman ship, form and quality of cabinet work, and general attractiveness of appearance as a whole. Those who wish a sewing machine embodying all the result of inventive skill and constructed to do the best of sendee for a lifetime, should not fail to ex amine our “No. 9.” Machine on ex hibition Rink Hardware Store. 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The books are printed from plain, new type and on good paper and are mailed to your j home weekly as published. Our arrangement with the pub lishers of this magazine assures any subscriber who wishes it a supera bundance of the best literature for “family reading” lasting through the year. The quality of it i* shown by the books mentioned be low and the quantity of it by the fact that Richelieu (which is select ed as a sample) consists of more than 45.000 words; viz: It would oc cupy 9 pages of the Democrat. One number of the Magazine will be mailed with each copy of this pa paper to those who subscribe for 1888, provided the subscription is received before the 1st of December. Persons who have already paid for 1888 and who desire to have tbe Magazine will send us 50 cents. The following are some of the numbers of the Franklin Magazine; On her Wedding Morn, by 15. M.Clay. Cardinal Richelieu, by Kir E, Bulwer "Romeo and Juliet, by William R'a'-!.. 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