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' j --n-snently in Somerset lor the
jESStm. 'otto oq Main street.
mention to the preefrrretion of
"""Li Aftiiical .et. m-wrted. All
ri MTieU tVs store, corner
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7 . twill u( ail aiui aua 01 ui o
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I vo tat car 1"
-rUT attend to aUboitne- emrorted
f.ur w.' -w
:TTY M. BERFILE"V
borne net, ra.
r.a John H. CM.
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prnmpt aoenOoo to bnnn entro4
; raiuaf Uoue opouu; U Court
cal vp all buxiD sntniiited to hli care
il aUoimu( ouuuuea, with prumpt-
; a.w:. oitn-e on Kam Croaa Birees
tacr t &xk slore.
25 L PCGH.
iHunmoth Block, op stairm. Entrance
- i-rm M.-wt. Collection made. Mtausi
:.;xaaiined. and ail leal buainww
j promptness and fidelity.
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t iwi fs-iiifuiiy attended to. Collections
: 5Wret. Bedlord an.i adjoiniin; eoua
t"tu4 sad conveyancing done on reer
Z3.W. BIE? ECKEL,
i ni,ti Ttouse Row. oDDoaua Court
EGE R. SCTLL,
, J. G. OULA.
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and adjoining conB-
t- otTtM iinMiA ia 'aim will receive
T-rnu WV4. a T.T ig.
eatmsted to their care will be
- t. v alt.rawi l.1 Omce on
f -la xrcet, oypmlle kammuUi Bleck.
":'-t. Ate ot Sand Patch, has purchased
- s-'sad. V L. and has refitted and refur- j
a. i hoiiw thmurhout, ana wjaae
H:ei in accommodate the trav
iMijc r;ih pn (tle. and choice
litj'jDn at the bar.
sw rs enrneeriTn with the Hotel a large
--7 S-t jer Pur old Kye wniasy
-t try r pi nr gallon at tae
fouowicg prices :
! Tear o'.J at fi 00 per gallon.
f rt 'vr it is eeau for each gallon.
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Son bnt tb pnr? and best kept in stock,
and when Drug beuome inert by stand
ing, a certain of them do, we de
stroy them, rather than im
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many articles much lower.
The people of this county seem to know
this, and have given us a large share of their
patronage, and we shall still continue to give
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Do not forget that we make a specialty of
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irai. the nni braada of
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Naphtha and Gasoline,
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COOK A BEEF.IT9 AS
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. i .A Rmt eleited Stock
We now nave w.r -, ,,J,
- evershnwn in Jrbntown.
uken snecial care to make
our line the
in Wet.ni Penssrlvania Henriettas in an tne
latest .hade in lieht sna aari roiini..
at JT, ai, SO, . cents, and II per yam.
Serres In all the new shades la plain, stripe and
piaid fnm 25 to T-ireno' per yam- iw
line of back and white pisad,Snep-
I bard plaid from 1 cents ton centa. Black and
I Colored Silk Warp Henriettas, Blaek Her
ges, Black Lustres, ana JJiacs urun-
ttm Klek rnhnwm rrom i eenu
.... - 1 c
per vart. A greai nanrain "'" -ored
Cahmeres at lie per yard. A
nrnnletelineof wah Pre (k)od. eoci sting of
ail tne Lem iwiTiiie.
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Tharsday, June 11, 1S91,
-nf-k RuMinr 514 Market 8t-. Pitmbunr"
This will also inciuae rTenniiur; -'
fur thie tnienrting to enter me i niTerwiy
i., 9A im m. orize offered by the ITtnceton
f lit ".r",.T, 1 hre the Frwbman
. , . . i.twj. WMiera Penn'a r tea
t'isM. Apriieanw slould send their name eany
to H. U A-hnn. Her y Alumtd Ass n, luu Ma-
moad 8U, Pltubuigh. Pa.
HEAL ESTATE !
vv.rrrT ; herebv eiren that we will offer
for sale at public outcry, ou tne pn:mie,
SATCDAY, MAT 30, 1891,
at 1 o'clock p. m.. a eertain lot 01 gmcnu wit
.hi Rnfo.nrh.rf Peter-'wr Somer-
et County. Pa., adj.nuiug tot of Ellas Wlikins,
( emetery, and others.
TERMS MADE KM) OX DAY OF SALE.
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anrS. TruMees of Ev. Lutheran Church.
WING & GWYNNL
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ffl OHIO BT, ALLEGHEXV, PA.
u - nnrfmlnrd farmer" of Addison Twp-
Homenrt Go Fa . o. nereoy gi nou.-e
perwKis trpaiag oo me.r Pu... ".r.
Low f han Ing. hhlug orbeTn'ing lU be dealt
I. lib according to law. Thai they hare in pa
Tears urtere-l much by ealtl. man ing at Urge.
caking into grain n"--, nwwr,
that in the ful.ir. suit will ne imiiuie
the owners of such cattle for any damage so sus
K. B. MoTLIVTUCK,
J AS. F. wiWEIt
ISAAC 1. LtSLlt-
jjgate of Famt L W'eHer, late of Somerset Twp,,
Letters of Administration on the ahore estate
having been eranted to the nnderfigned by the
pmperawlwrUy, iHKice is hereby gnee toall per
LoiindeMed W-the mid eate u mak. tin me. U
ate naraent, and I bow having claim, again e the
. ... i ...m Soliauihetueate U mr-
tieinent on or tUn Monday, the tub day ef
I -gi at ta. iaie rest dene rf deceased.
July. txni. Mms w Mj a
WVECS C. SKAPKF.S,
Saa Praiteiaco, CaL,
April n, 1890.
"Having been sora
ly afflicted with rhso.
BxatixzQ, my moilur
and daughter with
son throat, we have,
by the usecf St. Jacobs
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ESeartlto, H. T.. Jan. A 1SS0.
"1 wffered with wormljrta. booeht a bottle
of St. )c,.U Oil and tmo reenvrred. I treated
a sprained anki wuh an results.
i aoa. m . it uoiuau
Ealumore. XJ, fit H. 18S.
I niir.Tid a lot arac wi fe viatic riui la
tho h,a: foual an ntwf till I tried He.
Jacobs uli, Uka Cvjat;4ete f rurrd .
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jrouns. and. being sugar-coaled, are agree
able to tike. I'urely vegetable, tliey leave
ih Ul eUects. but strengthen and reirulate
Hie stomat h. Utit. and bowels, and restore
eery ruii to iu normal lmictiou. rr ue
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used m our !leiglloluHd." Kedmon C.
Cum;y. Kow Laudrnj f. O, reiicuna
-1 have been in tins country eight years,
and. durine all this time, neither I. nor any
member of my family have used any other
kind of medicine than Avers Fuls. but uiese
we always keep at hand, and I should nut
know how to gt-t along without them."
A. W. S'vlerierg. Iwell. Mass.
l l ave u! A)er"s Catliirtie Fills as a
f r years, and they liare always given tlie
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Two buxes of Ayer's rills cured me of
severe headache, from LkIi I was luus a
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R!TE FOR rllOS MO CiRCUtAI.-W
SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
A LITTLE WOMAN.
Per lisps yo never knew her. She
Y xs enly known w those ho love her
And still revere her memory-.
Pure as the stars that shine a bore her.
By God's Strang providence bereft
father, mother, sisters, brothers.
And horseless, friendless, joyless left.
She freely gave her life for others.
IT grief she had we eould not tell
We dared notafk, we never knew it ;
Her heart was lik a hidden well
Deep, sealed, and only God saw through it.
On errands sweet with mercy swift
She moved, her face of Joy the token ;
Her willing hands the weight would lift
For many a heart despairing, broken.
Iaw3l eat w5. iaei'.'n atI r.yrm.
Smiling she trod the path of duty :
Not beautiful in see or form,
Por in her life was aU her be:iiy.
Did any weep She wept with them ;
Did any fall She comfort gave them .
And when the whole would condemn
She stretched a woman's hand to save them.
And many a sweet God bless her" came
From the tender touch make human.
And lips all trembling, breathed her name.
And said, God bless that little woman."
A YANKEE TRICK.
As a soldier under two governments I
have fought Sepoys, Boers, Hottentots,
Maoris, Indians, Malays and civilized
white men, but for real, downright feroc
ity and dogged perseverance I give the
medal to the Afghans. Such a thing as
cowardice is unknown among them.
They are ready for a fiht at a moment's
notice, and they can stand tbe cold steel
and grape and canister lincer th:in any
white troops I was everot posed to. They
are fanatics to the last drop of blxod,
and when an enemy fa'.ly believes that
death on the battlefield means eternal
praise for his name and eternal rest for
his soul, be becomes doubly danger
ous. In the march to Cabal, which won lau
rels for the British arms only that they
might be covered with the disgrace of
bad diplomacy, we found the Afghan on
his own soil, and on battlefields of his
own selection, and though we could
drive him in every instance, each victo
ry cost us some of the beat blood in the
One of our outposts, aj the column wag
encamped in the Coota valley to recruit
its strength and bring up supplies, was
nine miles to the north, where it covered
a strategic point. A detachment of one
hundred men was kept there for fifteen
days, being relieved every five days, and
I went out with the last detichrnent We
were all infantry, and we had one hun
dred rounds of ammunition for our mar
kets. The post was not in the valley, but np
among the hills, where it covered three
different passes, and it was a terribly
lonesome spot It was among the ruins
of an old temple, and the first companies
hold:ng it had used the great blocks of
stone to build s fort. This structure was
about one hundred feet square, crowning
a steep hill, and the walls were about 12
feet hig'u. Two sides of it were the walls
of the old temple, strengthened a little,
and while it was a rude affair as a fort it
was a stout and safe retreat in case of a
few men being hard pressed.
The blunders made in that historic
campaign are too numerous to be record-
The most impartial hietorians are
agreed that incompetency was the lead-
in feature. We had been at the poet
two days, when the captain in command
tiot fiftv of the men for what he called
a reconnoisance up one of the pasfes to
the north of us, and at the same time
t twpntv-five men on another fool's
tthe east. We had been put
there simply and solely to pievent the
enemv from comine down the pass right
at our door and entering the valley.
What was beyond ns did not matter.
There was muttering among the men as
they: were marched out, each carrying
ttwenty-five rounds of ammunition,
n,1 thev called "farewell" to ttie
twenty-two of as left behind. Half an
hour after they had passed offt of sight
we heard sharp firing to the north and
east, and not one single man ever return
ed to us. They were ambushed in the
defiles and slaughtered, just as might
have been expected.
On this very same day the main army
rttvi.lrHi bi advance. A courier was dis
patched ia advance to notify an out-
Dost, but he never reached us, either
turning back through fear or having been
picked off by some coneeaied ritleman.
About 5 o'clock in the afternoon the na
tives appeared in large numbers, both
above and below us, and then we knew
what had happened ; indeed, they taun
ted us with the annihilation of our com
rades, and gave us the news that the
main column had moved on and desert
ed us. An old sergeant, who had passed
twenty-two years in the service, was in
command of us, and as soon aa he fully
realized the disaster which had come
about, he called the men together, and
" We have no choice in this matte- A
thousand men could not push their way
down into the valley now to try and
overtake the column. We must remain
and do what we can."
" But what can we do?" asked a corpo
ral r .
"Die" replied the sersreant. "That
what we were sent out here for, anyhow.
We are twenty-two to hundreds an
,!. We must kill as many of
the devils as we can, and then lie down
Thai wasn't a dimmer of hope. We
knew the Afghan. In that long and
bloody campaign neither side bothered
with prisoners. If we captured one, ten,
fifty or a hundred it was puff : bang !
and they were left lying dead as we
marched on. If one of our men foil into
their hands his bead was lopped off, or a
spear sent through him before he could
-iV i.l. Thev'd have the life Of eve-
rw man. even if they yielded op twenty
n S.lm wonld follow on af-
t , ,h, enlnmn. bnt horde, would be left
' . . ,
behind to barrase the outposts leu aiong
- t;no f enmrnnnication.
It stood as in hand to make good nse
cf th few hoars left as. The Afghans
were elated and excited, and showe-J no
disposition to attack that evening, but
we kew the morrow would open a eiege
which might last until there was no
longer a man to defend the fort As we
had five davs rations for one hundred
men. the twenty-two of ns had close on
tn a months provisions. As for water.
therewt-a spring bubbling , up within
the fort and all the preparations we
coold make consisted in strengthen ing
ov iva rM Ov if
1 f 5 U 1 1 V" I I
the position. During night we built a
bomb-proof, hauled in a large supply of
fire-wood, and not ons of us got a wirk
of sleep. Day had scarcely broken when
we found ourselves surrounded by at
least a thousand natives. The first move
on their part was to demand a surren
der. This was promptly refused, and
musketry fire was then opened on the
fort. We made no retnrn, but avoided
the port holes aa much as pnBsible, cook
ed breakfast, and most of the men slept
I told yon out fort was on the crest of
a steep hill. The earth sknted away
from it ia all directions for about forty
rods before there was any caver for an
enemy. So far as musketry vas concern
ed they might blaze away for a year and
not hurt any one, bur we knew they
would soon bring up field-pfeces against
us. There wasonly one spot where they
could plant the guns to get tie proper el
evation on us, and that was(cst opposite
the north center of the fort, on a little
plateau forty feet above tie traveled
trail. Daring the day we backed this
wall with other blocks of stole and made,
it as secure as circumstance would per
mit, and when night cams the enemy
had fired 5,XX) bullets at us without in
flicting the least damage.
We hadn't the lumber t build plat
forms around the walls, but we had suf
ficient to baud three lookout stations at
three corners, and three sentinels took
their stations when darknes fell. What
we feared was a night attaik on scaling
ladders, and that was exactiy what they
were planning for. Instead of taking
time to make ladders, however, they
made a rush on us about 1 t'clock in the
morning with a detail of Den, carrying
long poles to rest against thi walls. The
sentinels gave us timely notice, and
standing on blocks of stone so as to bring
us nearer the enany as he mowed up on
top of the wall, we tumbled him off with
bullet and bsyoiet so rafnlly that he
drew off in great confusion.
That attack wai a good thing for us.
The enemy gave is credit fcr three times
our actual strenjti, and tterefore deci
ded to move witk more edition in the
future, and it gate us the .dea that our
position could Ve defended aeainst b'g
odds. During tie next daythe Afghans
kept up a slow aid irregular fire against
us, simply wasting fieir lead, and all the
men, except those on necssary duty,
were permitted to 3leep. Vhea n ight
came again we dieovered iie cause of
their apathy. We plainly heard them
clearing away the itnall trees on the pla
teau, and using tht spade, an knew they
were going to plan, artillery b use against
us. lae artiilery Drancn a tne Ameers
service was very weak, tbs guns being
of light calibre ard the amnunition gen
erally poor, but n one coud doubt that
ifagnnortwo wis brouglt to bear oa
us, and the enem would :eep pegging
away, the shot am! shell wpld in time
effect a breach.
We had about 6,)00 roundof cartridg
es, as our slaughtered comrdes had left
three-quarters of their store jehind them
and the sergeant ordered u to man the
ten portholes on that side ad keep up a
steady fire on the plateau, t was firing
at random in the darkness, ut we doubt
less knocken some of them ver and cer
tainlv delayed the work, t'hen morn-
ing came we could see tht they h3d
cleared the ground and beun to throw
up a small fort to hold gns. Our fire
had driven them off. Dring the day
they made bullet-proof scns of boughs
and mats, and paid us bu little atten-
tion. When n:ght camethey set up
their screens and worked ebind them,
and though our fire might ave inflicted
some slight loss, it did not.revent them
from getting two guns in rxition. They
had an earthwork six feet Igh to protect
the gunners, and as the seant looked
out and saw what had bn done, he
grimly said :
" We shall have a fewlays leas to
While we were at breaktst the guns
opened fire with solid sho They were
only forty rods away, anoyet the gun
nery was so poor that le nrst Dine
shots were thrown away When they
began to strke, however, e realized the
daiaaze they mizht infill The stones
were but little harder thaBand3tone and
while too heavy to be huBd down they
flaked an 1 crumbled und: the impact ;
we manned the portholt and fired at
the embrasures, and in thiway we chok
ed, though we could not ilence the fire.
They got the guns trainein one partic
ular spot, and before nigl came we saw
that they could breach 3 in two days
more. As darkness close in their fire
was suspended. They cold see the pro
gress which they had aide, and there
was no need of hurry.
We had with us a natirj born Yankee
who had fought under imost every flag
and taken the oath alleiance to four or
five governments and er!y in the even
ing we noticed him overauling the pile
of poles we had dragged n for firewood,
Heat length selected ot four or five
which had all thespric of American
hickory, and then unfoled his idea to
the sergeant. It was simle enough, but
no one but a Yankee wuld have ever
thouzht of it We first-aid five short
poles on the ground aa pinned them
fast. Then three feet inhe rear of them
we elevated five other sbrt poles about
two feet from the grouri, on crotches
when the end of a long pie was put over
one of these and rested i gainst the one
aa the ground, we had tiat would have
been a spring-board, lfthere had been
hit board about it Wdhen nailed box
covers to the other eris of the poles,
made ropes fast to bend hem down, and
we had a principle mad nse of in war
1,600 years ago.
Now, then, pull dowi the end oi the
pole, place a stone on tb pole and let go
ana me Bprm8 ru. "jr-s
1 a Al m Is. a aff as Hmnf
sky high, to comedowrwith a crash on
In an hour we had t five ready and
, . .u i l , t v.
piaymg ;, o8 a
ken stone in the fort or ammunition
There was spring enoua to tae poies to
throw a nve-pouna stoi sixty ro-is, ana
we heard sounds to prve that we drove
the enemy from a doza different posi
tions during the night
The gang opened a us early in the
morning, and then a inny thing took
place. It may seem alrost absurd to yoa,
but I'm giving yoa on) what was official
Ir reported when I saythat with oar five
spring guns, as you right call 'em, we
actually drove the guners out cf that re
doubt and silenced teir fire. After a
JUNE 3, 1891.
little practice we eould get jogt the right
spring to send the stone soaring away
like a bomb, to fall upon their uncover
ed heads. A jagged stone, weighing
from one to five pounds, and from a dis
tance of fifty to sixty feet in height, is
not to be despised. They tried to get a
shelter over them, but with our musket
ry fire at the embrasures and our rocks
dropping from above, tbey had to desert
the redoubt. Wherever we found a body
of the enemy sheltered by rock or thick
et to fire on us we trained our Yankee
inventions on them and, and they had
After the failure of the artillery to
break the walls the Afghans sat down
to starve us out. The idea was to wear 4
out as well, and a fire of musketry
was maintained ia and night. They
probably didn't expect to do any great
arm by this fire, bat they knew that U
would keep us on the alert, and annoy
irritate. We on our part kept them dodg
ing our missiles, and I have no doubt we
wounded a good many of them in that
way. They couldn't make out what sort
of guns we had which fired without any
noise and threw rocks instead of iron or
lead, and this puzzle was what prevented
them from carrying our walls by assault.
For thirty -six long days and nights we
were cooped up in that fort, not suffering
for food or drink, but a prey to constant
anxiety, and then the second main col
umn came up from the enact and sent us
relief. In the fight in the pass below
the fort over three hundred natives were
killed, and of the dozen captured alive
every man of them expressed a desire tc
seeour strange guns before being dispos
ed of a3 prisoners were. They were
brought inside and permitted to inspect
them and their curiosity was unbounded.
Poor devils ' They were backed against
the wall, not twenty feet away, and shot
to death, even as their faces still express
ed wonder and astonishment.
Thought His Legs Were Class.
A physician of long experien in the
treatment of mental diseases tola a few
days ago of the remarkable case of a
young man who was perfectly sound on
all topics but one. All the screws in his
brain were right but one. That was loose.
He was an inmate of a Connecticut asy
lum, the doctor said, and had demanded
to be examined, asserting that he was
sane. W.'ien the physician reached the
asylum he was shown into a handsome-
furnished room and presented to a
tall, good-looking young fellow, appar
ently in robust health.
"Tell me," said the physician, "all
about vour case."
The young man, speaking with perfect
coherency, and using the best of language
said that he was confined at the instance
of his father. They kad both loved the
same girl, and when the son returned to
his home after an absence of a few days,
he found teat his father had married her.
His father, desiring to get him out of the
way, had then placed him in an asylum.
The doctor made notes, and when the
patient concluded told him that he would
do all he could for him.
"Sow," said the doctor, "won't you
walk out into the hall with me . I
can't," said the young man, sorrowfully.
Whv not?" asked the doctor. "Be
cause if I do I'll break," was the rather
surprising reply. "What do you mean?"
aeked the physician. "Why, don t you
know?" asked the patient, "that from
my thighs down I'm made of glass, and
that I'm only safe in this room."
The doctor left him. His disease was
ncurable. X. Y. Recorder.
A man with paint pot and brush was
atwork on the front steps of a house on
Thi.d street when a pedestrian halted
and called out:
"Hello ! So you are painting, eh ?''
The painter put aside his brush, wiped
his fingers on a piece of paper, and de
scended to the walk to reply.
My friend, I am sorry for yoa ; but by
keeping your eyes open and always be
ing prepared to dodge the fool killer you
may pull through."
"W-what do yon mean?"'
"Yoa asked me if I was painting?"
"Well, I'm not I'm gravel-roofing
these steps. Can't you see the gravel ?
Isn't the Ur-kettle right here? Can't yoa
tell tbe difference between gravel-rooting
and painting ?"
The other looked at him for half a
minute, sized him up as the biggest man
and turned away with :
"Some folks can't be civil to save their
blamed necks! Go on with your old
pile-driving !" Detroit Frrt Frfx.
Art In Hair-Dressing.
A Philadelphia barber said recently :
"I cannot for the life of me understand
why the rank and file of our race never
think of anything like art when it comes
to cutting their hair and shaving their
beard. A man gets his hair cut by the
average barber, goes home, and his wife
or friends burst out in laughter, and then
exclaim, 'Yoa look like a fright' All
that the men usually think of is getting
their hair cat, and all that the average
barber thinks of in catting is to get so
much off, and 'short' or 'medium' are the
only directions which they materially
understand. No matter whether the vic
tim has a square bead or round head, a
head narrow at the top, one running too
much to crown, low forehead, high fore
headno matter w hat, the shears take
off the hair tbe same way every time,
and no attempt is made to improve the
shape of ill-shaped craniums, not even
by those who give much attention to
other parts of their personal appearance.
Now, I think we bad better have a school
for barbers, as we have for nearly every
thing else. The trouble is that with
these small mowing machines that have
been used for the past ten or twelve years
all a barber bad to do was to drive ons
of these over a man's head just as one
would clip a horse. Yery few of the
younger barbers know anything about
cutting hair ; they have had no one to
teach them how to cut it properly with
I had catarrh of the bead and throat
for five years. I used Ely's Cream Ealai
and from the first application I was re
lieved. The sense of smelL which bad
been lost, was restored after using one
bottle. I have found the Balm the only
satisfactory remedy for Catarrh, and it
baa .fTectpd a cure in mv ca.se. H. L
L. Meyer, Waverly, N. Y.
JJL JLL Hy JL iLJiU -IL
The Man as was Skun.
"By Gam 1"
I was about ten feet behind Lira, an
Twenty-third street, when he suddenly
stopped, shoved his left hand into his
pocket and exclaimed as above.
'Anything wrong?'' I asked, as I
"s-ay ? I've been buncoed :" he whis
pered in reply. "Yea, sir, bin buncoed
right out of a calf-skin wallet holdin
'leven dollars and a half!"
"Yon shouldn't have made up with a
"I didn't. I hadn't spoken to a single
soul tthis morning, except a feller who
wanted to see me some matches.
Then yon haven't been buncoed."
"Haven't I? Then it is what they call
the confident game !"
"But yon haven't talked with any one
lent any money?"
"Then it is not a confidence game."
"Mebbe it was a skin game. Mebbe
I've been knn."
"Your wallet is gone, is it ?''
"Gone and leven and half gone witk
it 1 Say, I'm as chilly np and down the
backbone as if I had been washin' sheep
in the creek !"
"Someone probably picked it out of
"Jerushar' but think of the boldness
of it !" he g taped, as he leaned up ggaicst
a showcase. "Why, an f man who'd do
that would steal 1 a hull tlock of sheep '.
Do you 'spose they knowed who I waa ?"
"It isn't likely."
"Didn't know I was Supervisor cf our
town and ex-Justice of the Teace ?"
"Hadn't no idea I'm one of the Town
Trustees and own the lot where the cir
cus alius shows when it comes to town ?"
"I think not"
"Great jinks! but my watch is gine,
too !" he exclaimed as be was feeling in
his various pockets.
'Sure yon live and breathe '. the con-
sarned sassy thief wasn't satisfied with,
'leven dollars and a half, but skan me
out cf a watch worth eight more! Say?
I'm a-shakin' as if I had the regular old-
fashioned ager ! Say ! I've been wrong
ed robbed scooped '."
My friend, I'm sorry for you, but you
must have been careless."
"Xo, I wasn't ! I was a-lookin' out &1I
the time, and I never saw one single
thief! Lands alive they've got that
watch I brung down for Jim l'eters to
git a drivewheel put into it! Say ! Gosh-all-fish-hooka,
but my ole tobacco-box
and silk handerchief are gone too ! I'm
stripped skun swept out doors into
the back yard !"
"It's too bad," was all I could siy,
while some of the rest of the crowd grin
ned and chuckled.
"And say !" hoarsely whispered the
owner of the circus lot as ho tied hU coat
sleeve to wipe his forehead, "I can't nev
nobody arrested ?"'
Xo. Yon don't even know the par
"I've got to suffer and stand it the best
"It seems so."
"Then show me the car which runs to-
the Central depot and let me get up
thar'. I know a man up thar who'll
lend me eishty cents to go home on. I
was sent down here by the town to see
about buyin' fiy feet of hose far our fire
ingine and to price a triangle for the new
tour. Hain't this a purt piece of busi
ness ! Hain't I got to pay Jim Peters at
least six dollars fur that old turnip, and
wasn't I goin' to bay mother an alpaca
dress out o' them 'leven dollars ! Town
Trustee. Countv Supervisor, ex-Justiee of
the Peace, President of the School Board
and Treasurer of the Missionary Fund,
and yit I've been made as big a fool of
as if I was a blind hog rootin far taters
on a mill-pond in Jinoary !" M. Quad
in N". Y. World.
She Was Persuaded Not to Die-
A few days ago the friends of a promi
nent society women was startled by the
report that she was dangerously ill. The
Town Talker, in speaking of her illness
to a particular friend of the lady brought
out the cause of the illnese. She is al
lowed br her husband so much a month
for dresses. Daring the last social season
she bought so many handsome ball cos
tumes that her allowance only seemed a
drop in the bucket toward paying for
tletn. Her costume attracted so mats
attention that her vanity was exeiteU,
and she endeavored, with each succeed
ing dress, to surpass the last. This she
succeeding in doing. Every action must
have a corresponding reaction. Her
pleasrre, caused by being the best-dressed
foman in Louisville, has given place
to Ber sorrow, caused by her having the
largest millinery bills of any woman in
Louisville. The bills were sent to her,
amounting to $ 1,200. She immediately
wentto her bed. Doctors were sent for, but
for a week she continued to grow woese.
Her husband became alarmed, and told
her that, if she would just get well, be
would do anything for her. She said she
could not At last, in despair, she told
him if he would just pay her bill and for
give her she would try to get well. He
promised. He paid the bill. From that
moment she began to recuperate, and in
a few days was almost entirely well. She
then confessed to her husband, who for
gave her. She has promised to live with
in her allowance, which he has increas
ed. So they are happy again. Louis
Right or Left Hand.
Theories as to the origin aad cause of
right handedness may be divided as fol
lows : According o one clase of theories
it rests on an anatomical basis, and de
pends on a physical cause which exerts
its influence ia every of us. According
to another class, cian originally bad no
preference for either hand, but became
ngbt-nantled by conventional usages,
which may or may not have had their
origin in some anatomical features.
For any theory of the first clas to be
satisfactory it sust, first, account for dif
ference in sensation as well as in force or
dexterity ; secondly it must account for
the occasional appearance of left handed
ness, and, thirdly, it must not be incon
sistent with the fact that most of those
who have their 'organs transposed the
heart on the right, the liver on the ien,
etc are right handed. Scribner's Maga-tine.
WHOLE NO. 2079.
One Idea of Dinner.
A Buffalo woman tells this little inci
dent, illustrating the peculiar conserva
tism of the British provincial matron :
My brother married a young Canadian
girl, the daughter of a colonial family
with whom the old Eugiish formality
has the ricrc-lness of Holy Writ. They
had ben boarding at a hotol for several
months, but had taken a house not far
from my home. I saw Caroline a day or
two before they took pr.-on, andi
with friendly intent said to her, '"Dine
with ns, Carrie, you and Jack, the day
yon move. It will savu yoa trouble."
She thanked me and said they would.
Soon Thursday 1 had two extra covers
laid, and ex petted these moving rela
tives of mine for a hasty snack between
van loads. As I knew ihty were aware
that we dined near midday, when 1
o'clock and my husbsind came we only
delayed the meal for five or ten minutes.
Then, no one appearing, we '-at down. I
supposed my sister-in-law was too busy
to come even so far as my house, and
thought no more of her coming.
We were eating our simple vlf Sf-ert, for
it was quite my ordinary home dianer,
when the bell rang and presett'.y "Mr.
and Mrs. " were announced. I arose
to find ry s:iter-in-Iaw aad Lrot'uer, both
in conventional .lincer dress, she with
gloves and a pretty apology on her lips
for t.irdiness, because, forsooth, he had
to e back to the hotel to drft, as her
'personal Ir.irgujje' was still there. My
brother had been drae-l from Lis busi
ness, and here they both were.
I did the best I couM, but Caroline of
course saw there was not mu'h ceremo
ny about the engagement she had put
herself to such pains to suitably meet.
To her a dinner invitation is a solemn
matter in all circumstance?.
He Stood Test Bravely.
A Woodward avemie dentist received
a call the other moring from a couple
whom he soon had reason to believe
were lovers. The girl had an aching
tooth, and as they entered the oifice, the
your.g man said :
"Now, darling, the worst is over. Just
take a seat, and it will be out ia a min
ute." "Oh ! I daren't," she gasped.
"Kut it really don't hurt yoa any, you
"But I'm afraid it will."
"It can't I'd hava one pulled in a
minute if it ached."
"I don't beiieve it."
"eh, yes, I would.
"Has she got a bad tooth ? asked the
"Yes, sir ; it has ached for a week and
I've just succeeded in getting her down
here. Come, tlurLng, have it out
"Oa ! I can't."
"But yoa must
"I can't stand the hurt."
"Hurt ! .Vow, then. I'll lre one pulled
just to show you that it doesn't hurt."
He took a seat, lean.l bark sad open
ed his mouth, and the dentist seemed to
be selecting a tooth to seize with his
forceps, when the girl protested :
"Hold on ! The test i3 suificient He
has proved his devoti n. Get out Harry
and I'll have it pulled."
She took the chair, had the tooth
drawn without a groan, and as she went
out she Wis saying to the young man :
"Now I can beiieve yoa when yoa de
clare that vui would die for me."
And yet every tooth in his head was
false. D-'iroit F.-M I'r'.
A case involving seventy-nve cents
claimed by a man ia Toledo to be due
him from another Toled'jan for cow feed
has just been appealed from a justice's
court in thai city to the Lucas Common
Tleas. The plaintiff says he will spend
hi3 last dollar bo collect the money by
process of law, and the defendant says
he will sacrifice every cent he has in the
fizht to resist payment. The result will
probab'.y be that the litigants will speed
several hundreds, perhaps thousands of
their own money and involve the county
in their expenditure of a large sum, ail
to gratify their personal ili-1'eeling. There
ought to be a provision of law covering
such petty cases aa this, making the de
cisions of justices final. It is an outrage
oa the taxpayers to pe.tnit the appeal of
such inign:f';cant ca.-ea to a higher court,
where valuable time is consumed by
-tbem that should be devoted to more im
portant matters, an 1 tl.ecounty is involv
ed in a great expense simply to gratify
the personal spite cf obstinate litigants.
The Eye and the Lion.
A visitor at Ta.npico, says the Anglo
American, of Meiio, says he saw an
illustration of the wonderful power of the
human eye in bringing iuto subjugation
the monarch of the forest and jungle.
He was introduced to Mr. V. C. Whit
field, who is better known in Tampico
and vicinity as the "lion tamer," who
took l,im to see Lis pets, consist n z of
twelve lions and seven tigers, which he
Las imprisoned ia tu strorur iron caes
twelve feet wide, twenty feet long and
eight feet high. These beautiful but
ferocious animals have been taught to do
many wonderful tricks, and their master
enters their carre without weapons of any
kind, commands their attention and con
trols their actions by his eye. His col
lection wordd bring a handsome fortune,
and if he would consent to travel and
exhibit them he cou'd command a
princely salary, but he iy he on'y cul
tivates his talent for his own ; '.eacre
and the amusement of his friends.
S. II. Clifforl. XwCiwl, Wis , was
troubled with Nea-aJga and Rhrima-
tism, fc:3 Stomach vm disonlered,
Liver was affected to an alaranng degree
appetite fell away, and he was terribiy
reduced in flesh a. id strength. Three
bottks of Electric Bitters cured bim.
Edward Shepherd.lLirriobarg, ML, hal
a running sore on hw leg of five years'
standing. Csed three bottles of Electric
Bitters and seven boxes of Buckien's Ar
nica Salve and h: le? is sound aad well.
John Speaker, CatAwba, 0-,had rive l'e
Fever sores on Lis leg, and doctors said
he was incurable. One bottle of Electric
Eitters and one bix Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured him entirely.
Sold at I. X. S.nrd er s Lrua Store, Som-
We have from all sources accurate and
consistent accounts of ti.e extr.wriinary
riding of the old savage. Cat'in an. I
Park man and T"1 describe hi:a f
A piece of bulla!..) rob girtht 1 over :he
pony's back 9t.I in l'.e'i "f th-I-!', if
even so much was used : a cord of twist
ed hair lashed around its lower jtw
served for bit and bridle. When hutii
ing in fa.t, as a ink' trie la-iiaa wt-re
naught but a breach -cloth aad mod a us
not to lay stress ..a paint aa-l 1 s';jts
an 1 carried a t i!r.ii. skin, whuh
threw atoul hi- shoulders or !t ftil friu
about his waL-t, lie was often a splen
did specimen of v.y.inW strenjth and ac
tivity. "By G ,a Mohawk !" exclaimed
Benjamin AVest, when h? first beheld ths
A heavy whip, with eiahom Land
and knotted bull s hide lash, I. ting
loop to the Indian's wrist. His bow and
arrows gave full occupation to l::s Land -;
he must guide his pony wi.'a le-JTs aad
word alone, aad rely on its in-eKic-:
and the training he had given it to oo
the right thing at the rigl.t time. T'r. ..i
slenderly equipped, this '-n-ii l rid-T
.lashed in to the mi-ist cf a b rd of
falo, and so quick was the pony an.i to
strong the seat of his muster thi.:, .l-.'sj-i:e
the stampede of the terr.r-stri. ken herd
and the chargts of the? er.ru-d ajd
wounded bulls, few accidents eter tv--.r-red.
The Indian on horxeku-s bus nine
ty lives no cine. !! rid:r-' Ls not ;n
art. it is nature.
The Indian has never developed a ;-'s-teoi
of training his ponies, and except
imitation, or a certain trie it sh.iwn e?
father to son, and thus p-rpetuate 1.
was none but individual knack ia i;- re
nisiis'.iip. Th plains pt.r.r ws- .-picfcly
taurut after a rongh and r-.-a-'r n
more by cruelty
manner, ia ict, a .nn-rer.t ir
system cf the Ara'.s as the fine siiare ''f
the barb differs from the rug.-ed ..utii.i
of the bronco. Ail horses are more in
telligent than maa supposes-: those most
with men, or on which rr..in most de
pends, must readily rpou 1 to tru:ci.i ,
and the Indian and h.s pony were every
day and all day comrades.
Befor the Indian could tr.i ie for or
steal a bit he idway usci the jaw-rope -or
nothing. With the top- in the I.-.t
hand, he bore aeainst the ae t t to.-.i
to one side aad gave a pull to t'irn i i ti. s
other; or else he shifted hi-s pony's .-r :;
by a more or less vioruus ki. k wil.i
either heel. When both his hands were
busy he relies entirely upon h:-j an I
the pony's knowle lje of :!: b;i.u-s on
hand ; bit as every In. Han .i'.s Lis hetis
into his horse's sides an-1 1:'.-lies h:ni .h
the quirt at every stride, it is ha: t" -ee
how the pony eau,-ht on to his meaning.
The more credit to the ouadrnpe l.
The feats of the Indian of today, ri.-h
as picking obj-'Cts of the ground at a ga!
top, or hanging to cue si le of his h ; r-o,
concealing ail but an arm and le. whi
he shoots at Lis enemy from behind t!i
running rampart, were e-piai'.y r "f rrued
by his barebacked ancestor. The ia" -r
was wont to braid his horse's mane into
a long loop, through which he c 1
thrust his ana to preserve his b:dar.( ,
but he had cot the advantage tf tLe
cantle to hold to by bis le. The oi 1
bareback rider his now disapp. a v 1 : it
needed but a short contact with ..iviii.u
tion to show him the manifest a 1 van
tages of bit an.i saddle.
It is ni wonder tnat tue In l-an rode
e!I. Before he could walk or talk or
remember, the lad had bee a tied t it
horse, and no Indian can rvol:ect t'..
time when he could not n.:e ar.yt::;ng
and evervthing that eari.-o aior.g. The
boys from twelve years up do :ut of the
hording, nd in this occurati n they
becotno familiar with evpry i-yy i-i '-"
tribe and Lave learned the :.-. !. v;-! ;ul
qualities of each, wh:"!" giinin ia r-::er-
horsemanship. IT t-7-r ,-i
If Sufferers from consumption
And Coughs and Colds will t-y Paa-Tiua,
Cough and Consumption Cure, th- y w...
find quick relief an 1 r-r:i:ar.T.t oer.e.:..
The medical profession -leciare u a n-::i-
edvof the highest order. Try trice
2". and 30 cents- Trial Utt.es iree.
Alarze proportion of the .'.isea-s whc. n
cause human suffering result trvta
rangement of tbe Stcmach, Bo'vels an.i
Liver. Dr. Lee's Liver F-eg-iU: .r re
moves alt these troubles.
Trial bottles free at G. W. Ir.f-.:d's
A Spanish Afterncon.
A recent entertainment ia a r.e'gh'ix.r
ir.g city was a "tea' which too trie f rn
of a "Spanish afternoon." The cA;..'
tic words, engraved on the inv.uU.- r.i.
aroused much curiosity, and aim-:tt evry
guest bidden found it possible to ac . : :.
Oa entering, the handsome rootr.s wer.
discovered to be beautiiui.y ora.-i
th veilowand red fi .wer, u: terr or--e i
with Spaa..-h tiags,wa:cri were ..af-...
upon bull's horns. The sti'-ime was
wound with the Haas and Sp in-su pic
tures abounded.. A paper was read --l-n
"Cervantes, the Hero, th i'- t, a:; .
Mm "and durin' the re- c.-t'oi Wai-U
miis-i- from hid lea iiitii'-rs a:
guitars supplemented t:-- env-r- t'. c.;.
The refreshments eompr-i as m--.
panish dainties as possible, ai'- i v, e:-i
served in panish, style.
The affair was a great s ic. t-:
and is it
I' w ; '.id
suggestion to future hoste-e.
be easy to carry out the s.n
other naticnalaties, and aa It..!
or Swedish "afteraor.n" cc-'.'.td
ci'ial'v attractive. -V. I.
Salt for Rats.
The Pied Piper of HaTdin bus a rival
in driving out rats who can a id a f---v
things to the cleverness of that ce'v' rat
ed myth, and incidentally give a y.h.x- r
or two to American to':eives. a; s aa
English tourist. This individ iat is t
woman, cre.lite.1 with ling a w'tch by
ber neighbors, ia a little orwr'e town
with aa unproaour.cabte nurrie in
mia. She has discovered that the d
best poison to rats aad rr.ic is s i:', t e
cheapest commodity cf the b.,;:-eh-,: !,
and, what is more, she has prored its
etticacy by practical ter?. The town
where she lives is near the sreit s.i t
mins, and she had no trouMe ia z-'t.r,.'
all the salt she wanted. 1W h..u-. was
overrun with rats, just as thr.?f of l-;'
ceighbon were. This woman rin.il
ly cleare.1 her hoa-e of the i ' f
sprinkling salt all over it, and wl n he
had rid her own house she rendered tho
same service in the houses cf her neig.i
bors. She used just p'aia salt, in very
lilieral ouaatlties. I have seen It tried a
.".is ncnberof times sir.ee t
knew it to fail. If you are o .ft- -'-i.
ja-t try it and yoa will be cc-nvlnced.
The White House doss are n nn'.m-
portant part of i'-8 l''!'w s"''r"'
Neither Mrs. Harrison nor, indeed, any
member of her family like d-.irs around
the house, and so the animals who L..ve
the proud satisfaction of dweihng In a
White House kennel are content with it
and the tmrroandir.rs that the gardens
afford for their every-day life.
California pedestrianA are all
when thev strike the Golden Gait.