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THE ROMANCE OF A RING.
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
“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
“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
“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.”
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The Courier Journal.
1 What is the difference between Com
munism sad Socialism? 2. What is the
aim of the Knights of Labor organiza
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
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,
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
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.
Figures That Pretend to Show What
Mr. Cleveland’s Predecessors Have
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
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
John Tyler went to the White
House a poor man, but managed to
save enough out of his salary to live
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
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
Of theearler Presidents,Washing
ington was the wealthiest. At his
death his estate was valued at $300,
Adams was poor, but by his wise,
able management he never suffered
When Jefferson entered the White
House he was a wealthy man. but
be lost his property and died insol
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
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,
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
She was taking •
trip on the railroad,
and the daj was a
perfect charm. She
rested her head
’gainst the window
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The coming year will be full of
interest, and no one reading this
paper will be ignorant of any event
of public concern.
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
Romeo and Jnliet. bv William Bla»-k.
Enoch Arden and other gems, by al
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.
Doom; by Justin McCarthy.
Lady of Lyons; by Sir. E. Bulwer Lyt
We have also made an arrange
mentby which Scribner will he fur
nished with the Democrat at $3.25.
West Va. Democrat.
Charlestown, Jefferson Co., W. Va.
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