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inquiry will prove, this pa- jt scribers in Beikelcx, 64 in per is regularly read by more ^(B JpL ,«4B Greenbrier,24 in Hampshire, persons.of the well-to-do class .11 (§B" 1 28 in Harrison, and in this in West Virginia, than any Aiw ~Mj /Mil Af proportion throughout the other publication. Vol. III.. No. XLXI. CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1887. __- Price 3 Cents KIRKS WHITE The only brand of Laundry Soap awarded a first class medal at the i New Orleans Exposition. Guaran teed absolutely pure, and for general, household purposes *s the very best i ! i To The Public! We beg leave to inform you that we are tilling up our Store with the very j choicest GROCERIES. Everything we i will give satisfaction for the money. I We can furnish vou a good TEA for 50 cents; a tin* Tea for 75 cents, and j a handsome Pitcher given free. We sell ! aft- of B. Powder for 50 cents and give j von a fine serviceable Present. COFFEE. (•round Coffee 20 cts. a tt>; loose roast ed Coffee—a good article—at £ cents a lb; Arbuckle’s, lajveriug’s and Enter prise always in stock. Sugar© We always carry a full stock of Light Brown, Coffee A, Granulated Ac. JVIOJLASSJC © Just received a Barrel of San Jose, which gives more than satisfaction; Por torico Syrups,--Prices ami quality to suit all. Tobacco©. We are selling Gravely at 60 ets.*a ft.; , Burton’s Twists, Lark. Lobster, New Hope, Nutmeg, Gold Rope, Pride of : Leatherwood, Capital Twist, a 7 oz twist for ‘25 cts. a ft.; a good Cigar tor 3-for-5; 2-for-5—the best. A full line of Notions, Groceries, Provisions. Bacon, Lard, Flour, Soap, Matches Ac. We trade for all kinds of produce, and nay cash for Kggs, Butter, Fowls and Fat Stock. We are receiving our Canned (foods; and are handling the same brand of To matoes this year that gave such general j satisfaction last season. Don’t forget to call on us at the Old Stand on Main Street. We always guar antee to isive you satisfaction or refund vour monev. Hespeetfully. W ALL A lX)RSEY. THE VALLEY FERTILIZER COMPn. COL. R. PRESTON CHEW. President, j I hi. W . F. Lippitt, Superintendent, B. C. Washington, Secretary, Rout. Chew, General Agent. Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Offer for the Fall Trade their old brands, which always speak for them selves. and have held their own for so , manv years that no certificates are ne cessary. They are SHENANDOAH Ground- Bone, Basis. 2 S' p°r <’*»»*• Ammonia. 32 per cent. Bone Phosphate. VIIRQ-IINTA., 31 per cent. Ammonia,25 percent. Bone j Phosphate. POTOMAC, JV.. per cent. Ammonia, 28 percent. Bone Phosphate, 3 per cent. Potash. VALLEY BONE, l»i |>er cent. Ammonia,25 percent. Hone Phosphate, and 3 per cent. Potash. alkaline, per cent. Hone Phosphate and 3 per cent- Potash Those who demand a low priced good" will find the Valley Bene and Alkaline Phos phates unequalled for the money. We have a large stock of absolutely Pure Fine Ground Bone, Pure Dissolved Animal Bone, Dissolved South Carolina, our own make, UMh No. 1 articles. Call at the mill and see their drilling condi tion. Kanit and other Potaah Salta, Ni trate of Soda and other Chemicals PURE BLUE WINDSOR PLASTER, freshly ground, always on hand, t ir Mixtures and private formulas prepared on short notice, and of the best materials. 1.3" Bt'NKS WANTED in large or ■mall quantities. julyH,*K7. A. CARD To all who are suffering from the error* and Indiscretion* of youth, nervou* weakness, early decay, loesof manhood, Ac., I will send a reel}* that will cure you. TREE or CHARGE. Thl* great remedy was discovered by a missionary In South America. Send a self-addressed envelope to the B*Y. Joseph T. IXMAX, Station D. .v«» York Cit*. If our friends will show the Democrat to their neighbors our circulation will double. Constipation. IS called the “Father of Diseases,” be cause there is no medium through which disease so often attacks the sys tem as by the absorption ot poisonous gases in the retention of decayed and effete matter in the stomach and bowels. It is caused by a Torpid Liver, not enough bile bein^ excreted from the blood to prednee Nature’s own cathart ic, and is generally accompanied with such results as Loss of Appetite, Sick Headache, Bad Breath, etc. The treatment of Constipation does not consist inerelv in unloading the bowels. The medicine must not onlv act as a purgative, but be a tonic as well and not produce after its use gi cater eos tiveness. To secure a regular habit of body without changing th > diet or dis organizing the system. : “Mv attention, after suttering with Constipation for two or three years, was called to Simmons Liver Regulator, and having tried almost everything else, 1 to try it. I Ural t”"k a wine? glassful and afterw ards reduced thedose to a teaspoonful, as j>er directions, after each meal. I found that it had done me so much good that I continued it until I took two bottles. Since then 1 have not experienced any dilHculty. I keep it in mv house ami would not be without it, but have no use for it, it having cured me.” Leo. W- Sims, Ass’t Clerk Super ior Court. Ribb Co. La. Take only the Genuine. Which has n:i tli“ wrapper the red Z Trademark and Signature of Dei* !* eow J. H. ZELIN tt CO. euRFs £cTexwA» lS^\aV\Oi, \\\t^ s, fik\d. 5^X (m\se& Vorcv Cancer ot the Tongue. \». V., ,, son’* three nr tor.r years ago. was uon to, Sr i i »a v er <>u the Ki le or her tongue near . • :•« <:.;. causing loea ■ . „• •• .t uerv tua vrostration. ; «* WM/5SK2?S;«fi • -* and centered in inn ,v. ■- t loaing the use of tt. Bet-.vM •> th“ suit'ring ot '. e two,’.Jehad grown - - f -i ren email "*'• «."■ *»' """■""h H,ir s; ' -irU, Ga., June S. !*«. T m.K'J and Skm I tlseases mailed free. TH?Vwirr Srwci'nc Co. Drawer s, Atlanta, Ga. \V 23 I St . N. V. nov4-lm IF ! r \ \ \ : a Bicycle, • 7 7 New or Second Hand, Semi Two Cent Stamp for Price List to the IMHAXA BICYCLE (Otll'WY, Indianapolis, Indiana. Best equipped REPAIR SHOP in the West. PUOOIES traded fdr Second Hand Bicyles. oetl4,’87-y. >'hf>n 1 s "< -ypldf*! * reran mrr<*1y to atoi> ; . i re them ro* turn au'aiit. 1 ? A Aii C >. UE. I I have mad • . :c tV .v FITS, Er ? ' VT or FAir.::r ';cr:i7FSS, T ' ' r > • r-roedy to Ovrk tnc v o . ''>rs have fallrdu;. '' . a cure. t*iul at • • - }' TLB and r-v if - o l«r a trial, audit v-.' f : i- ."••Viv a H.c nooT.r .c. r.r u .mewYomc THE ROMANCE OF A RING. Pittsburg Dispatch. A pawnbroker sat in the rear room ami mused. Nobody could blame him for thus idling his time away, for it was Sunday and there was absolutely nothing for the poor man to do but sit and muse. He had been to church in the morning. He expected to go again in the evening, so the weight of sins unatoued did not press heavily on his soul. On the contrary, he was light-heart ed and happy. So much so that when a reporter waudered into his cozy quarters the general, self-sat isfied expression on his countenance spread into a smile of hearty wel come. “I’m glad you don’t want me to advance you anything ou your over coat,” said he, “because I never do business on Sunday. I guess I can tell you something about the trade, though, if that’s all you want. Peo ple usually think that our business is briskest in dull times. That’s a mighty mistaken idea, and I'll tell you why. When a person pawns anything he generally expects to re deem it at some future time, and if he is not employed he does not like to run the risk of forfeiting his goods. If, on the contrary, he is making a good salary, he is very apt to live a trifle higher than he ought. It is these that go to the pawnbro ker for help. Our principal pawn ing days are Mondays, and on Sat urdays we are kept busy redeeming. Every pawnbroker has a number of regular customers w ho, early in the j week, bring a watch or ring, or some ; otner vaiuaoie, arounu nuu raise a little cash on it. On Friday or Sat urday the article is redeemed, and the next week the operation is re peated. “Speaking of rings reminds me of an engagement that was almost brokell off a couple ot months ago. The young lady in the case lives— well, in this city. She is very fond of base ball—so fond, iu fact, that she watched the games very closely last seasou, and had a bet or two on every one of them. The first part of the season she won, but along about August she commenced to lose. Here pocket money went to pay her losses, and when that was gone she commenced to pawn her valuables. Her watch was brought t:> me first, ; but her father missed that, and she had fo redeem it the next day or be ! found out. Then she pawned a set j of ear-drops, and finally she brought me a diamond ring, which I noticed ! she took oil the first finger of her left hand. I suspected she was gambling, and I hesitated about taking the ring; but she answered me she wanted only a little money to pay a hill, and would he able to redeem it in a few days. “1 guess it was about a week later when she pushed into my shop again. She was very much excited and 1 knew something was wrong. As soon as she could get her breath she pulled her watch out and want ed to kuow if I would accept it in exchange for her ring. I knew her family very well, so I told her that I would not accommodate her unless she told me what was the mailer. She refused at first, but finally she came to terms and told me the whole stor}*. The ring was her engage ment. “Her lover ha 1 been away, but he had come home suddenly, and had missed the little golden pledge of their engagement the tiist thing She had satisfied him by saying she had left it on her washstand, hut j that excuse wouldn’t work more than once, so she had to have the ring or confess, and confession would mean war. Well, I gave her ! the ring and let her keep the watch, too. She quit betting and a week ; later paid me all sbe owed me. A couple of weeks ago sbe was mar ried. and I am inclined to think she is a better wife than she would he ’f she hadn’t learned that little les son on gambling.” . ^ A -- ANSWERS. The Courier Journal. 1 What is the difference between Com munism sad Socialism? 2. What is the aim of the Knights of Labor organiza tion ? Anstcer—1. There does not ap pear practically to be very much difference between Communism and Socialism. Those who in this rela tion are regarded as authorities are far from agreed. It seems that Communism goes the whole length, so to say. insisting that all things should be regarded as common prop erty. and that there is “no intrinsic difference between property in per sou and property in things, and that the same spirit which abolish ed exclusiveness in regard to money would abolish, if circumstances al lowed full scope to it, exclusiveness in regard to women and children.” Roscher says: “Socialism includes those tendencies which demand a greater regard for the common weal than consists with human nature.” ■ l " Held says: “We may define as so cialistic every tendency which de mands the subordination of the in dividual will to the community.” Janet says: “We call Socialism every doctrine which teaches that the State has a right to correct the inquality of wealth which exists among men, and to legally establish the balance by taking from those who have too much in order to give to those who have not enough, and that in a permanent manner, and not in such and such a particular case —a famine, for instance. Laveleye says: “In the first place, every so cialistic doctrine aims at introduc-, ing greater equality in social condi tions, and in the second place, at re ealizing those reforms by the law or the State.” Yron Scheel defines So cialism as the “economic philosophy of the suffering classes." 2 The aim of the Knights of Labor is, no doubt, to improve in every way the condition of the classes for whose benefit the organization exists. Why is a barber’s sign striped and generally red ? .‘l/isicc/-—Ancientjy barbers per formed minor operations in surgery, particularly when hjeeding was per formed. To assist this operation the patient used to grasp a staff or pole which was always kept by the barber-surgeon. To this staff was tied a tape which was used in ban daging the patient’s arm. When not in use the pole was hung out side. Later the identical staff or pole was not so used, but, instead, a stick painted to represent the pole was left in the doorway. At first surgeons’ poles were painted red and white striped, with a brass knob or basin at the end, while mere barbers were required to have theirs white and blue. This statute was still in force in England in 1797. The last barber-surgeon died in London in 1821. Hawksvim.e, Ky.—Please Rive the geographical situation and some account of the Duluth made famous by Proctor Knott. D. A. Q. Answer—Duluth is a city and port of entry of Minnesota, and the capital of St. Louis county. It is finely situated at the west end of Lake Superior, and is the eastern terminus of the Northern Pacific railroad. It is 156 miles northeast of St. Paul, and 253 miles east of Moorhead, which is on the Red riv er of the north/ It is also connect ed with St. Paul bv Lake Superior and the Mississippi railroad. The site is the side of a hill which rises gradually from the shore to a height of about 600 feet above the lake. The harbor called Duluth Bay is protected by a narrow piece of land called Minnesota Point, which is seven miles long and forms a natu- j ral breakwater. The Government ; of the United States lias spent large J sums of money in the improvement ! of the harbor by dredging and the i construction of a breakwater and piers. Population in 1880, 3,483. What was the value of W. II. Vander bilt’s estate at his death ? Answer-—It was reputed to be worth $200,000,000. He left a wid ow and eight children. By his will six of these children received $11, 800,000 each. Cornelius received $58,809,000, and William K. $50, 800,000. How near to the North Pole did the nearest exploring party ever get? Two hundred and sixty miles from it. Beyond this are ice gorges insurmountable, and frost so severe that no human ingenuity lias ”et constructed any appliances to with stand its cold. It blisters the skin like extreme heat. The greatest progress ever made across this des olate wilderness was at the rate of six miles a day, the explorers often resting as many days as the\T had journeyed miles in a single day. Poet Laureate is an officer of the j household of the sovereign of Great1 Britain. The appellation seems to have originated in a custom of the English universities of presenting a laurel wreath to graduates in rhet oric and versification, the new grad nates being styled poeta laureatxs The Kings laureate was then simply a graduated rhetorician in the ser vice of the King. R. Whittington, in 1512, seems to have been the last man who received a rhetorical de gree at Oxford. The earliest men tion of a poet laureate in England occurs in the reign of Edward IV., when John Key received the ap pointment. In 1630 the first patent of the office seems to have been granted. The salary was fixed at £100 per annum, with a tierce of Canary,which latter emolument was, under Southey’s tenancy of office, commuted into annual payment of £27. It used to be the duty of the laureate to write an odeon the birth day of the sovereign, and sometimes on the occasion of a national victory, but this custom was abolished to ward the close of the reign of George III. -»•♦■»- . The aggregate number of troops furnished the Federal side for all periods of service was 2.859,132. Reduced to a uniform three years’ standard, the whole number enlisted amounted to 2,320,272. The number on the Confederate side was, it is ' said, about 600,000 men. #' ■ PRESIDENT’S SAVINGS. Figures That Pretend to Show What Mr. Cleveland’s Predecessors Have Done. Jacksonville Times. There seems to be some conflict in opinions among writers for the press just now about the amount of money Mr. Cleveland is going to accumu late in his Presidential term. One writer the other day declared that the President was finding the expen ses of his position worse than the salary. Another says, on the other hand, that he will go out with about $100,000 saved out of his salary. The fact is that neither of them know anything about the mat ter. He is undoubtedly able to live within his income, and with what money he had when he came here and the growth in value of what he has purchased, it is not improbable that he may go out of the White House with about $100,000. If he does it will put him just about on a par in the matter of wealth with the average retiring President. Some of them had more than that, and a good many had less. As a rule, the average Presi dent is not much of a financier, and if he accumulates wealth it is be cause it gravitates toward him by the attraction of high position. President Arthur was a very high feeder and spent a great deal of money’ on his table, but he managed to save about $400,000. Garfield was not in office long enough to save much money. He left about $40,000, and the gifts Mr9. Garfield has re ceived have made her a wealthy wo man. Mrs. Hayes ran the financial end of the house during Hayes’ Admin istration, and f^iat she is a financier is proved by the amount saved out of his salary. Grant never saved much of his salary', but the generous gifts of his friends made him independent. He lost his all in the Grant Ward fail ure. The sale of his book has placed his wife in an affluent position. Buchanan left over $250,000 to his nephews and nieces. Pierce did not do as well. Fifty thousand dollars was his limit, with no one to inherit it. Fillmore left the White House a poor man. but by a second marriage became wealthy. John Tyler went to the White House a poor man, but managed to save enough out of his salary to live in comfort. James Iv. Polk left about one hun dred and fifty thousand dollars. As he had no children, Mrs. Polk re ceived it all. Martin Van Buren did not save much out of his salary, but left $300,000. Andrew Jackson was counted a rich man in his day. The Hermit age, which he left to his adopted son, is now' the property of the State. James Monroe died in New York insolvent. Of theearler Presidents,Washing ington was the wealthiest. At his death his estate was valued at $300, 000. Adams was poor, but by his wise, able management he never suffered want. When Jefferson entered the White House he was a wealthy man. but be lost his property and died insol vent. Madison was wealthy when he be came President, and left a handsome estate, which Mrs. Madison’s son, Payne Todd, squandered, and left her a poor woman. TIIE MOTIVE POWER OF THE WORLD. London Times. Four-fifths of the engines now working in the world have been con structed during the la9t twenty five years. France owns 49,590 station ary or locomotive boilers, 7,000 lo comotives, and 1,850 boats' boilers; Germany has 59,000 boilers, 10,000 locomotives, and 1,700 ships’ boil ers; Austria, 12,000 boilers and 2, 800 locomotives. The force equivalent to the work ing steam engines represents—in the United States 7,500,000-horse power, in England 7.000,000 horse power, in Germany 4,500,000, in France 3,000,000, and in Austria 1, 500.000. In these figures the rao ive power of the locomotives is not included, whose number in all the world amounts to 105,000. repre senting a total of 3,000,000 horse power. Adding this amount to the other powers, we obtain a total of 46.000. 000-horse power. A steam horse power is equal to three actual horses’ power; and a living horse is equal to seven men. The steam engines of the world rep resent, therefore, approximately the work of 1,000,000.000 men, or more than double the w orking population of the earth, whose total population amounts to 1.455,923.000 inhabi tants. Steam has accordingly treb led man’s working power, enabling him to economize his physical strength while attending to his in tellectual development. HOW WARBLBX She was taking • trip on the railroad, and the daj was a perfect charm. She rested her head ’gainst the window ,r>Qrf?4& looked far away to the meadows, fe* away to the changing whirl, and the draft through a crack of the window lifted each pendant corL Was it a dream or a vision or a scene in the green far off? For sh« sighed with a gentle murmur and then was convulsed with a cough. Just then came a friend to her elbow, a companion who came to rejoice, and she turned with r smile to greet her, bat lo! she had lost her voice. Yes; just in that little second, as her eyes on the landscape gloat, that draft through the open crevice had closed up her delicate throat. And alas! in a near ing city she was to sing on the stage that night. What conld she do so voiceless but to weep at her pitifhl plight? Now the friend who had watched her dilemma drew forth from her satchel a cure. St Jacobs Oil it was labeled; a remedy famous and sure. An external use on the throttle, well rubbed to remove the cause, she will always carry a bottle, for she sang that night with applause. “New York, N.Y., July 6,1887.—You may rely on what I told you about the positive cure by St Jacobs Oil, which remedy I used on mv wife (professionally known as Patti Rosa). In Hartford, after doctors stating she could not recover before four weeks, St Jacobs Oil cared her in three days, and she has not had a pain since. Her complaint at that time was nerve neuralgic rheuma tism, and I can assure you she was a great sufferer. I have never failed in advising all whom I have met that were complain ing to use St Jacobs Oil. If this letter ii of any valae you are entirely welcome Very resp’y, R. L. Scott, 239 E. 14th St" To professional travelers, subjected 4c drafts and exposure, it is indispensable. --—*— THE RETURN OF THE WATERS. Chicago Journal. A recent phenomenon in Central Illinois puzzles scientific and other people. After weeks of drought,the streams and wells becoming ex hausted, abundant water suddenly appeared, without rain or other visi ble source of supply. Water flowed freely in the streams, and even the 'shallowest wells were replenished. Where this water came from and the cause of its sudden appearance are mysteries which no man can find out. Some religious people believe it was an answer to prayer. It is probable that the effect was pro duced by a subterranean disturbance similar to that of an earthquake shock. The act of March 3, 187S, known as the “Salary Grab,” provided that on and after Maroh 4, 1873, the sal ary of the President should be $50, 000 a year, of the Chief Justice, $10, 500. of the Vice President, Cabinet officers, Associate Justices and Speaker of the House, $10,000, and delegates in Congress, $7,500. This act, except in so far a° it related to the President and Justices of the Supreme Court, was repealed bv the 1 act January 20, 1874. Societies bearing the name Tam many, in honor of a Delaware chief who died in the latter part of the Kighteenth century, were about that time established in Philadelphia, New York and other cities; but that organized in New York, May 12, 1780, was the only that survived and still exists. The society.origi nally charitable, became diverted to political uses; and, in the hands of the Democratic party, grew to be the recognized head of that organi zation, and to occupy a position in local elections which ultimately be came apparently impregnable. The connection of many of its members witfuthe ‘Tweed King’ scandal brol^rht it into disrepute, and the political struggle of 1880, and again in 1884 sapped its strength. What am I to Do ? The symptoms of Biliousness are unhappily hut two well known. They differ in different individuals to some extent. A Bilious man is seldom a breakfast eater. Too fre quently, alas, he has an excellent appetite for liquids but none for sol ids of a morning. His tongue will hardly bear inspection at any time; if it is not white and furred, it is rough, at all events. The digestive system is wholly out of order and Diarrhea or Consti pation may be a symptom or the two may alternate. There are often Hemorrhois or even loss of blood. There may be giddiness and often headache and acidity or flatulence and tenderness in the pit of the stomach. To correct ail this if not effect a cure try Green’s August Flower, it cost but a trifle and thousands attest its efficacy, aug 21-e o w. -— — Needles for all sewing machines can be procured at L. D. Getzen ’*n ner’s hardware store. Also thel«et machine oil, put up in 3 oz. bottles, which is manufactured by the Wheeler <k Wilson Machine Co. Bucjjlen’s Arnica Salve. The best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum. Fe ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay re quired. ‘ It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Oeorge T Light. _ ianJ4-S7. A now line of 32nd degree Charms at C. W. Brows'h Jewelry Store. The Democrat Appeals to Thoughtful Men. If those who appreciate the value of this paper will show it to their neighbors our sub scription will double. By helping this paper, farmers help themselves, because it lights their battles. We submit the following to those persons likely to compre hend the money value to them of a journal that is truthful, whose editorials are written bv the ablest men in the State and whose sole ob ject is to bring about intelligent voting. If this paper had 5,000 cir culation evenly scattered over the State for one year the people would understand public meu and public measures a hundred times better than they now do. By universal consent we give more information useful to voters than any other pub lication. It is a new departure in journalism in that it is a State pa per as distinguished from a local paper. It is as different from the ordinary county newspaper as it is from a comic almanac. We do not expect subscriptions from men who prefer nonsense, but we have a right to expect the patronage of meu who think, who are more intelligent than the average of their neighbors, who wish to keep posted on current ques tions, and who desire to obtain solid information. The price is too trilling consol er; it is less than two cent* a week. The 52 copies we furnish for fl costs us between DO and D5 cents. This enterprise was not undertaken to make money. There was a need for a pcblic paper as distinguished from a private paper; there was a need for a journal whose utterances would not be warped by reward nor intimidated by threats. The Demo crat was established to supply this need. While we already reach a much larger audience in West ^ ir ginia than any other publication, yet it is not one-third as large as it should be. Our object is to force a discussion of questions that concern the immediate welfare of the citizen. Oar object is to force politicians to seek popular favor by faithful ef forts to do what is iu their judgment is best fdrthe public weal. We trust those receiving this issue will take the trouble to remit subscriptions. We do not understand why intelli gent men are not quick to support this paper. Our aim is quality, not quantity. But any one who woints “family reading” can have it almost by the cart load by taking the Franklin Magazine in conjunction with the Democrat. The coming year will be full of interest, and no one reading this paper will be ignorant of any event of public concern. “FAMILY READING.” The Democrat nnd also the Fraanklin Magazine will he sent to any address for 52 weeks for $1.50; six months for $1; 3 months for 50 cents; 1 month for 25 cents. The Magazine consists of 52 num bers (one each week) of standard and popular works by the best an thors,—novelists, historians nnd general writers. The books are printed from plain, new type and on good paper and are mailed to ymfr borne weekly as published. Our arrangement with the pub lishers of this magazine assures any subscriber who wishes it a supera bundancc of the best literature for “family reading" lasting through the year. The quality of it is 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 <>c 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 hare the Magazine will send us 50 cents. The following are some of the numbers of the Franklin Magazine: On her Wedding Morn, by B. M. Clay. Cardinal Richelieu, by Sir E, Bulwer Lyton. Romeo and Jnliet. bv William Bla»-k. Enoch Arden and other gems, by al fred Tennyson. Miss Toosev’s Mission, and Laddie. These ought to be read by every young person who has the world to face. William Shakespeare; How, When, Why and What he wrote; by II. A. Taine. Doom; by Justin McCarthy. Lady of Lyons; by Sir. E. Bulwer Lyt ton. We have also made an arrange mentby which Scribner will he fur nished with the Democrat at $3.25. Address, West Va. Democrat. Charlestown, Jefferson Co., W. Va.