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paid up. PMUBMlWI ns-
trr u. when .ucrlb, do not
( , u i per will b. held re.pon.ible
Iriber. removing from oue portoffle. to
yaur rnt offloe. Address
U Ailc Somerset, Fa.
1 I""'"'"' " . i. will be at.
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aud U1AK FtULICi
W boiuerset Fa,
TT ,.,-i-v l KKIUi-LEY.
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0itt. m un Cot rtu Ul up suura.
t,fc ui Fnnuii house. Hon, opposite Court
iW . . VFV.AT.LAVP.
1 1 J. KOOsEK,
J. U. OliLE.
KOO-YU & OGLE,
All 1 S-A T-LA V ,
. ,,i -iiiiilnu tu business en-
l:U:;ile&. m iA " " '
lit curt jioae
A. L. U. liAY.
HAY & HAY,
WUl wwii Uy attend to all b is ..ess en
fc. 'tM UJ mm. ury uvutei uu oull
fejlia, C UWOC 111 .M-UllUiUlU
JOHN 0. KIM MEL,
A I IUK i. 1 -AT-LA W,
Ul .luuil to all buius rutrusted to liU
Muierf lii.a uaciil. ouice ou iuua Cioaa
jwri, 0ove LuUroUi Oiwccry blora.
TAMES L. PLCJH,
A 1 iUii-N t J.-AT-UA W,
Olfioe In Maiumuth Block, up KUUre. En-
yiuiw uu jtiniLi vw"
kfr. uu-.utT U Willi pruuiplneuft ,
a ..1 n.i.: n v
A J. tXjLBuItN. L. C. COLBOUN.
C0UX10 & COLBOKX,
Ail bulues enirustea to our care will be
pwuipL. iiua liiiiiiiuuy ;Uruul to. Colleo
Lut nude iu riuiicu l.eUionl aud aujoiu
H ojuuut. surnyias couveyaucing
fl jiit ou rauioujbie term.
U'tll nnMIs. In Kiimfrsft Idld adjoiUlUK
BikiiiUmu Ail Uusiuw eulTUblea Ui lulu ui
arcivt pruiiipl allciiuou.
a h. o. n; jth. w. h. kuffel.
CH)ii;0TH & UUITEL,
Ali busiue rutruntrd to tbeir care will be
ld.i au-i puut-luiiy alleudwl to. Utbce
Oo iiuii tru iuwi, oppoMl W am mom
JV. CAKUTHEIwS, M. D.,
03ce on Ftri';. Btreet, opposite U. B.
-ul cuiiit at office.
R. P. F. SHAFFER,
FU Vail. IAN amSURGEO,
Itudrrs h'. pnfwi!oul rt.'ict to the citl-
:i ui !Mjuit-iMt ku1 viciuiiy. UUlce ooruer
M.u i. Yum and i iinu4 aUo-l.
DR. J. M. UJUTHER,
FUYsiClAN and sL'KOEON,
03iee oa Mum mixvt, rear of Jjruj ttora.
R. II. KIMMELL,
Icudrri h:?f pnif.siomil iwr iN-e to the cili
ol uui' auj viriuity. L'nlow pro
ui.i)Hicisnl lit-can Ik loundal bla of
tcc on &i.u au. Lani ui limiiiuud.
DR. J. t?.McMILLEX,
Gradual iu Deutirtry.)
Givt s.t'a' att.-iiiion to the preservation
0. U l all la' U-.-IU. ArtlOcial M-U lurrtl.
A:i .i(,.t.ni i cuarautatxl wtUxliwlory. urhoe
u: lit im u t oxr L. H. ltavw Co' store,
orat: i!.L Cnja aud FaUiot street.
C. H. COFFROTH,
OEct 6U) Maiu Cross St. Residence,
340 Tatriot SL
pUXK Ii. FLUCK,
a-Nb MIXi.Nu t.ui.VtEH. LUUe. Pa.
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VOL. XLVI. NO.
First Naiionai Bank
0C0ITSRECtlK.' IN LANSE AND SMALL
AMOUNTS, PATASLC ON OCMANO.
ACCOUNTS Or MERCHANTS, FARMERS,
STOCK SCALERS. AND OTHERS SOLICITED
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
CHAS. O. WTLL, GEO. R. SCULL,
JAMES L. FLUU. W. H. MILLEK,
JOHN K. SCOTT, ROBT. 8. 8CULL,
KKKD W. B1K8ECKEB
EDWARD SCULL, : : PRESIDENT.
VALENTINE UAY, : VICE PRESIDENT.
HARVEY M. BERKLEY', . CASHIER.
The funts and necnritieB of thU bank are
curely protected In a celebrated Coklihs Bub
slab PitooFHArc The only aafe made abao
The Somerset Ceity National
OF SOMERSET PA.
tiUblUhtf 1877. 0rnl21 u t Kttloml, 1890
Capital, - $ 50,000 00
Surplus 4 Undivided Profits, 23,000 00
Assets, - - 333,033 00
Chaa. J. Harrison, - PrcsidenL
Wm. H. Koontz, - Vice President
MUton J. Tritts, - Cashier.
Geo. S. Harrison, - Ass't Cashier.
Wm. Endsley, Chas. W. Snydor.
JoeUh SpechU H. C. ISwriU,
John H. Snyder, John StufO,
Joseph B. Davis, Harrison SnyJer,
Jerome Stufft, Noah S. Miller,
Kiiiu. Tt. Harrison.
f-..cimr nt this (sink will mcelre the most
liberal treat iuentiilstent with aalebankinn.
Parties wishing to send money eat or w.t
can be, accomiuotiaU-d by draft lor any
imouuL . ,
m.w.p an1 vlntle secured bv one or Dle-
bold's celtbrauid safeK, with moat improved
"collections made In all parta or the United
Btates. Clinnt HHxlerate.
Aocounui and depueiu aolicileo.
A. H. HUSTON,
Undertaker and Embalmer.
A GOOD HEARSE,
and everything pertaining to fnnerali furn
SOMERSET - - Pa
Jacob D. Swank,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Next Ooor West f Lutheran Church,
Somerset, - Pa-
I Am Now
prepared to supply the public
with Clocks, Watches, and Jew
elry of all descriptions, as Cbp
as the Cheapest.
All work guaranteed. Look at my
stoc k before making your
J. D. SWANK.
CsjKvneaa I earro -"""
th anile. 1" '
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dtecoverad a aew twmm
Uti care U eaacer ad taaiar
B. ha coral ten wu
m- . i u aa. traauel paaiaaai
boa Dr. awfooB'. aoJa
a,wk-T aaa k-pUaf atlM
v v a... aut cure, aaa
arml at U. It
a. w otaicsta,
Atrrone erxttnr a (ketcti and rertpuna suy
aax klf ukiWd. free. wbi.r an latioo i
pejbaWf aataiitaWe. aiancmlin trtetlr
eonn-Jwitlai. OMeat aneucy Imtmnnf patent
in Aaenca W ! a Waiwtuii
Patents takeo tbroua Maaa Co. reoWTa
special nouea la tbe
beautifully lllostrated, lsrse etrealattoai of
an. Hseiittfle louraal. weekly. "
ti JO six month. rrrtmm mut and 1U
un oa 1'ATKim I
MUNN sV CO.,
381 BreadM. Mew Vark.
s lcnUCATION aast
C ftirtuua band) ai
S baiwl. -t as cau-
Ilavea, I'a. eim-
aflnmunoitarifrtw and kw num. State ant
Iu stailem. r or nrmitrt and iilus. cat . . aildRal
JAMes Kl.asl v Pa. a, rnataai.
US Nal SrkMt lk lla.ra. Pa.
wsit4lMaUaaaj tiaiaa fsaiiwaaew
vr4 bo vtAna
that are not very robust need a
warming;, building; and fat-forming;
food something' to be used for two
or. three months in the fall that
they may not suffer from cold.
of Cod-Liver Oil with Hypophos
phites of Lime and Soda supplies
exactly what tney want, lhey
will thrive, grow strong- and be
well all winter on this sokndid fond
tonic. Nearly all of them become
very, fond ot it. ror adults who
are not very strong-, a
course of treatment with
the Emulsion for a couple
of months in the fall wiH
put them through the
winter in first-class con
dition. Ask your doctor
ram ret SCOTT'S EnUin Sn Am th
Sua and uta an oa the wrapper.
All dratjrists ; yac and fi.oo.
SCOTT & BOWME, ChtnujU, New York.
(formerly Somerset Mcchanirnl Works,)
OPERATED BY A NEW FIRM,
Has been refitted with New Machinery
mid is now prepared to furnish
Stoves, Plows and
Of all kinds on short notice.
Alno builders of the
Best in use. Any size. Call and
AVe also carry a line of
and ENGINE SUPPLIES.
Having put in a new and complete
line of Machine Tools, are now
able to do all class of work, sucli
as Re-boring Cylinders, Planing
Valve and Valve Seats, or any kind
of Eugiue Work that may be re
quired. We earnestly solicit your
work and will guarantee satisfac
tion. Office and Works near the R. R. Station.
Somerset Iron Works,
Crplnas' C:rt Cae
aluable Real Estate
By virtue of certain orders of sale litsued
ut of tbe niuus' Court of Somerset coun
ty. Fa., and to us directed, we will ofT-T at
public sale on tbe premiws of Wm. II. Fritz.
iHte of Xornemet townsbip. Somerset county.
Fa , diNT'd, tbe following beieinafter dwnlnil
rel esiaU-aa tbe prierty of Win. H. Frila
and Hannah Fritx. dee'd, vlx: on
Friday, Oct. 29, 1897,
T 2 O'CLOCK P. M ..
Ko. 1. The property of Wm H. Fritx.
d'd. A certain tRM-lof buid sitnate In toin
erset township. Somerset county. Fa , ad-
f Joiniiii; lands of Jerome tnli. ttlinu
Alice liaer, now Alice Mostoller, J wiah Fritx.
J. I. I'iikIi and otlieni, conti.iuiii one hun
dred ami Kixty-ilveacrcs more or less, UlntC
the hoincKtrad of said dee'd. Tills Otnn Ik
nnderUid wilt the Lisiie vein of cvl.hHsed
nuildintpi, line orclmrd, good wter, om
timlier, and will make au excellent home in
TERMS cash on confirmation of sale.
Jfo. 2. Tbe property of Ha nnHh Fritx, de
ceased. All tuatcertaln traclof land mtaatx
in Soinerw-t towiiKlilp Sonnwt cHiiity, l"a..
ndjoinlmc Unds of t.'barlea Keiter. Nelson
Mboldi-r, Cyrus Shaver. Charity Walter
aud others, coiilaining forty-elubl a-reii morn
or h-sx. Tills trai-t is liiuliered and under
laid with coal, well watered and will liuiko
a dimole home.
TKKMS cash on confiniuiliou of sale.
-Tliere will also be onered at the same
titneand place a lame amount of
for sale. (Hoe bills.)
J. T VVOll,
1,Y1IA F. F11ITZ,
AdniinUtratore of Win. and Uauiuth Fritx.
Valnatle Real Estate !
By virtue of an order of the Orpbans" Court
to us. the undersinned direeUd. we will ex
pone to public sale at Uurrutt. ou
Saturday, October 30, 1897,
At I o'clock P. M
the real estate of Henry Fogl. latc of Black
..vnsliln. SomePM't county. Fa- 1 d.
f No. 1. A certain tract of land silnate In
Black township, somerset coo my. t u
Joininir bms of Saiiiuel Kamslieivr on the
north, Wif. rsbencers on the ensU
Koddyon lhe.utb and Samuel einier on
nhe west, coiilaliiini; Mie hundred and Any
stcres more or leas, having a
suad one-story house, a g-ond barn, a Rnoit
arliar'.a6fat vein of coal opened, eUht
saat vein of tire clay with an IK Inch vein of
extl below It. and alout sixty acres of good
ens heron tbe premises.
So 2. Also, a oeitain lot of ground situalci
ia the town of Uarretl, In the township of
wssimit, county of Somerset, Fnand known
r...!.li.....lfn IK1 laMind-
mm I lie piau m mi, - ---
das follows: Front ing on Fine street on th
MSt, alley on Ttie sou in, .nmunij J "
aat and lot No. l!tiou the nortli. containlnif
ns.fourth of an acre more or less, hav'nic
tamcon erw-ted a twotory frame dwelling
hmwe aud stable.
ne-thlrd In hand, one-third Ii. one year,
and one-third in two years. 10 per cent, of
tbe band money to be paid when the proper
ty Is knocked down. The payments to he se
cured on the premises by judgment bond.
leed made on tbe 1st of April. Ht. when
possesion will be "fcRHJiS
Administrators of Henry Fogle, dec d.
Tor alt Bhjoot and Nxavoot
DrsSASM. Tbey purify tbe
Blood and give Hsalhiv
iftioa to tbe entire system.
Somerset Iron Works
'"CONSTIPATION and PIMPLES.
The Sugar-Plum Tree.
Have yon evea heard of the sugar Plum treef
Tls a marvel of great renown ;
It grows on the shores of the Lollypop sea.
In the garden of Shut-Eye town.
The fruit of the tree Is so wondrously sweet.
As those who have tasted It say.
That good little children have only to eat
Of the fruit to be happy next day.
When yon get to the tree you would have a
To gather the fruit which I sing ;
For the tree is so high Uiat no person can
To the boughs where the sugar-plums cling.
But up In the tree lives a chocolate cat,
Aud a giugcrbrmd dog prowls below ;
And this Is the wny you contrive to get at
Those sugarplums tempting yon au.
Yon say but the word to the gingerbread dog,
Aud he barks with such terrible xest
That the chocolate cat goes covortlng around
From this leafy limb into Uiat,
And the sugarplums tumble, of course, tithe
Hurrah for the chocolate cat!
There are inarshmallows, gunidrops aud pep
perm lnt canes.
With striplings of srarlet and gold.
And you gather as much of the shower tliat
as much as your apron can hold.
So come, little child, snuggle closer to me.
In your dalnly white nightcap aud gown ;
And Fll rock you away to the Lollypopsea,
In the garden of 8h.ut-F.ye town.
Long after the speaker's words bad
died away the listening people waited
in hushed expectancy, unwilling to be
lieve that he had finished and unable
to descend all at once from the heights
to whieh they had been raised.
Juhn Ordway and his wife came
front tbe chapel among the last, llotu.
had been strongly moved by the even
ing's sermon, but iu different ways, in
dicative perhajis of their wide differing
Ordway helped his wife into the
wagon, the horses strucK into a bwih
trot, aud the driver leaned forward to
draw the rug more closely about his
companion, peering up into her uce
They ruoved swiftly past the scatter
ed houses of the village aud out into a
stretch of opeu country. Three or four
times the woman raised her head as
though about to apeak, but checked
herself with an elforL .
"I have something to tell you, John,"
she said at last. "I I am afraid I
ought to have told you long ago."
"Are you sure you ought?" he asked
gently. "Maybe there ain't any need
"There is a need," she answered. "I
have kuown all along that it would be
better to speak out, but somehow I
never felt that I could until to-night"
She paused as though to gather cour
age. "It's about myself and Willis,"
she said. "You remember "
Ordway bent forward suddenly with
a waruiug shout to the horses and the
wagon jolted heavily in a deep rut-
"That's me all over," he said, with a
chuckle. "I took special notice of that
hole so as to skip it on the way home,
aud here I'm driving right into It
again, like au old fool. That's what
comes of listening to sermons you can't
"Won't you listen to me John?" his
wife asked pleadingly.
"Of course I will," he answer, "only
my nerves oein' so wrougui up i m
sort of afraid to have any big shock
come on me sudden."
Ordway put his arm around her and
drew h.T closer to him protectiugly, as
a mother soothes a nervous, sleepy
"I wasn't jokin" he said. "I'm
always glad to listen to you, only I
think you'd best wait till we get home.
We are most there now."
"Go In by the Ore," said John Ord
way, when at length they rattled into
the farmyard. "It'll take me some
time to fix things up."
But when he camo from the stable,
he found her waiting, leaning against
one of the square ptsU of the porch aud
looking out across the darkness of the
"I wanted to wait until we could go
in together," she said.
The long, low kitchen was full of
changingshadows which danced across
the time polished floor, and lost them
selves in the corners of the ceiling,
when Ordway crossed to the huge fire
place aud piled some sticks of soft
wood on the glowing ashes.
At length she spoke slowly and with
evident effort at calmness.
"You must try to be patient with
me," site said. "You will be astonish
ed, I know, and I am afraid you II be
angry and I couldu't blame you but
II waut you to wait till I have
She hesitated a? If to gain strength,
and he marked how the slender figure
quivered with the effort of her hurried
"I had promised to marry Willis be
fore I knew you," she said, unsteadily.
"We quarreled about some little thing,
and each was too proud to speak first.
Finally he went away without seeing
me. lou anow now we uearu mat u
died iu Africa. I believed it we all
did aud I cried myself to sleep night
after night because I hadn't acted dif
ferently. "As time went on 1 began to forget.
little by little, and after a while It all
seemed like a sort of dream.
"Then you came into my life and
taught me to trust you and turn to you
for help in everything. And, in truth.
I loved you more thau you could ever
understand." Her voice trembled.
"You believe me, John?" she asked.
"Say that you do believe me."
"I ain't never doubted," he answer
"I was happy and contented for two
iong-ear. It was like heaven, and
you were happy, too, John?"
"Happy r be said. "Ah, yes!
body'll ever know how happy."
"And then little Dora was born,"
she went on, "and somehow all our
trouble began right there, for It seem'
ed as if her baby bauds took hold of
our hearts and pushed them apart, a
littlest first and then more and more,
"Well, things got worse aud worse,
and when she died I almost believed
you were to blame in some way I
don't know how. Oh, It's awful tt
think about, but I couldn't help feel-
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27. 1897.
ing that way? Will you ever forgive
me for it, John?"
"I never laid it up agitlnst you," he
answered. "I reckoned it was natural,
and I knew you wasn't well, so I tried
to forget all about that art of our life,
and I've done it almost."
"The rest of my story is harder to
tell aud harder to listen to. You re
member that Willis came back and
hunted us up. He came at the worst
time for all of us. I was set against
you and half wild about baby's death
aud reckless to every tiling.
"He found that out and kept pleading
with me and urging me to go away
with him. I ought to have sent him
away, but I didn't. It was as though
some evil spirit put the words into his
mouth and I listened God help me,
She started to her feet and stood fac
ing her husband, her anus raised to her
head iu a wild gesture.
"It was no fault ol mine that I did
not sin against you in deed as I did In
thoughtl" she cried. "If it had not
been for some accident I don't even
know what it wat I should not have
been here now. I went to meet him
one night. We were to drive to Oak
ley and take the train for some place,
I waited I don't know how many
hours, but he didn't come. At last I
crept home and found you asleep.
"In the morning while you were
away a letter came saying an tinforseen
accident had happened, and he would
let me know about it soon. I never
heard from him again."
She paused and looked at him fear
fully as though expecting a violent out
burst of anger, but he said nothing,
and at last she spoke again.
"Won't you "peak to me?" she cried,
tremulously. "Haven't you been list
ening? Have I done wrong to tell
you? Sjieak to me, for (rod's sake! I
can't bear it."
The words were lost in a storm of
sobbing, and she threw herself down
on her knees beside him, hiding ber
face with ber hands on the arm of the
old fashioned chair.
"Don't take ou so, Euuie," he said,
gently. "You'll be glad all the rest of
your life, I think, on account of jest
what you are crying about now. Look
up, my dear, and may be I can finish
the story for you. You say you never
knew why he didn't come that uight?
I could a-told you why.
"You?" she cried.
. "Yes," he answered. "Jest me. He
staid away because I told hiiu he'd
better, and he knowed I meaut what I
said. Did you think I was so blind all
them months that I didn't see what
was happeuin'? I'd a knowed it if I
had been miles away, for there ain't
never any trouble in your heart but
what I don't feel it. I jest stepped in
an' talked to Al'illis. He understood,
an' that settled It."
"Then you've known?" she inter
rupted breathlessly. "You've kuown
all this time?"
He nodded cheerfully. "All this
time," he answered.
"Hut you never said a word to me
you never acted as though "
"It's always harder for me to talk
than to keep still, he said, slowly.
'Surely you've found that out long
ago. 1 could not a-said a word with
out makin' things worse, most likely,
so I thought the best thing to do was
to jest wait an' I've been waitiu'. "
"Wafting!" she repeated. "Waiting
"For what's happened, Eunie," he
The woman was clinging to his arm
and weeping convulsively.
" 'Twasu't your fault, little girl," he
said. "It's jest happened that way.
rhere ain't no need to cry about it
now. The lime lor cryin s au goue
past, an' I don't think it'll come
ain." Loudon Mail.
A Patent Office Incident
The patent oHloe otllcial bowed po
litely from his place at his desk as the
visitor in clothes of clerical cut and a
smooth face greeted him with a sub
dued "Good morning, sir."
'Good morning," responded the otll
cial, with a cheerful $l 0aiuonth man
ner. "Is there anything we can do for
you this morning?"
"I don't know really, sir," crooned
the caller softly. "To know if you can
is the object of my visit this uioruing.
"Very well, state your case, and if we
can do anything for you, you may rest
assured it will be done."
The visitor cleared his throat pretty-
much as if he were going to deliver u.
"I think," he said, slow ly and with
hesitation, "if I mistake not, that I
. . i.
sawa statement in some one 01 ttie juu-
lic prints to the effect that this office
would not issue a patent on Sunday.
Is that true, sir?"
"(Juite true. It does not"
"Why is that, sir, if I may ask?"
"It is against the rules of the office
is all I know."
"Will it issue one on any other day
of the seven, sir?"
"Certainly it wilL That U what it is
"Oh, thank you; how nice, twitter
ed the visitor, taking a large madras
handkerchief from his coat tail pocket
shaking it out and wiping his brow
with it "That being the case, if you
will be kind enough to let me have one
on Tuesday, sir, you will do me a great
personal favor. You see, sir, Tuesday
is my birthday, aud I want a patent on
it so no one can use it for birthday pur
poses, sir, except myself." Washing
Did You Ever
Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for
your troubles? I f not, get a UUe now
and eet relief. ThU medicine has beeu
found to be peculiarly adapted to the
relief and cure of all female complaints,
exerting a wonderful direct Influence li
giving strength and tone to the organs.
If you have Loss of Appetite, Consti
pation, Headache, Fainting SpeifcJ, or
are Nervous, Sleepless, Excitable,
Melaucholy or troubled with Dizzy
Spells, Electric Bitters is the medi
cine you need. Jteaun anu sircugiu.
are guaranteed by its u. Fifty cent
and $1.00 per bottle at J. N. Snyder
TnifF Store. Somerset Pa. and G. W,
J Brallier' Dmg Store, Berlin, Pa.
"Home, Sweet Home."
When tbe boundary line between
Tennessee and Georgia was established
it passed half a mile south of the spring
Tuck-a-lee-chee-chee, among the foot
hills of the L'nikas, and, as it crossed
one of the principal Indian trails, it
became a place of much importance.
There had already grown up a strong
rivalry between the Tennessee tribes,
headed by Chief Itoss, and the Georgia
tribes, headed by Major Kidge, both
half-breeds, and men of extraordinary
ability as leaders. The establishment
of a new boundary line fixed the limits
of their respective territories, and, to
try and harmonize, so far as possible,
the contending factious, the Govern
ment established a trading pont there.
John Howard Payne appeared uon
the scene, and was accused of inciting
the Indians to insubordination. He was
placed uadur arrest as au incendiary
aud carried to the council house.
While Payne was held there, one of
the first bands arrived, and among the
Indians was the chief, Oo-chee, or I tat
tling Guard, a broken-hearted man.
He was moody and abstracted, and re
fused all invitations to the council
house and would partake of no festive
enjoyments whatever, but spent the
most of his time at the graves of his
wife aud child, farther up the valley.
One morning he was missed. Welter
ing iu his own blood, bis body was
found between the little mounds that
covered his squaw aud papoowe. In
some way he bad secreted a bayonet,
fell upon the point of it, and died on
the spot where he had often expressed
a desire to be laid for his last long sleep.
A grave was dug on the spot where
he lay, and the chief was buried by the
soldiers, one of the Moravian mission
aries olliciating. After the services
were over, John Howard Payne, who
had been a silent witness of the pathetic
?cene, began singing sollly to himself
the song which has since been echoed
through every laud on the earth. Gen.
iishop, who had kept a close scrutiny
on his actions, beard the song and call
ed Payne to him.
'Young man," said the stern old In
dian fighter, "where did you learu that
I wrote that song myself," replied
"And where did you get that tune?"
"I composed that also."
"Would you let me have a copy of
"Certainly, I will."
"Well, a man who can sing aud write
ike thai is no incendiary. Appear-
anoes may be against you, but I am go
ing to set you free. I shall write out
our discharge immediately, aud pass
you anywhere you choose through the
Payne had been housed at the home
of a family living near by, and on his
return there he exhibited his pass and
related the circumstances. That was
the first time that "Home, Sweet
Home" had ever been sung iu public
A Katter of Spelling.
It Is one of the curious facts that
many or the brightest writers "pelt
atrociously. That iu itself goes a loug
way iu the practical demonstration
that illiteracy does uot connect itself
with the art of spelliug. An excellent
article that recently passed through
editorship in this oiliee contained tti-i
words;"vilIiage," "Chineese," "prarie"
parallel!," "falure," "Portuguese" au-1
'loose" for" lose." It was an admirable
paper of choice literary quality and yet
had it beeu printed as it was written
the proofreader would have been open
to summary discharge for obvious and
That humble miu'ister would have
beeu declared too illiterate to read
proof. Going backward one step, th
copy reatler that let such manuscript
pass without alteration would also U
opeu to discharge. Why? For illitera
cy. Aud yet the literary quality of th
illiterately written article was fiue and
evident People are very sensitive
about their looks and their spelling.
Next in gravity to the charge of being
homely is the charge of being unable
to spt.-ll. That sceim to carry with it &
sort of prjof that bad spelling is dis
creditable, AuJ yet the people whom
th-j charge m-st hurts are those of
whom it is truest To be able to write
without being able t spell is like beitig
able t ) run without being able to walk.
Those who do it are a wonder to those
who look on. Hartford Courant
Women Who Should Not Marry.
The woman who proudly declares
that she cannot even hem a napkin.
never m ule up a bed In her life, and
adds with a simper that she has " been
in society ever since she was fifteen."
Tha woman who would rather nurse
a pug dog thau a baby.
Tue woman who thinks she can get
$"5,000 worth of style out of a $ l.UT) sal
The woman who buys for the mTi
pleasure of buying.
The woman who does not know h -
many cents, uickles, dimes, quarters
and halves; there are in a dollar.
The woman who thinks that niea
are angels and demigods.
The woman who would rather die
thau wear a bonuet two seasons old.
The woman who thinks that tho
cook and the nurse can keep house.
The woman who thinks it is cheap
er to buy bread than to make it
The woman who buys brie-a-brac
for the narlor and borrows kitchen
utensils from her neighbors.
The woman who wants things just
because other women have them.
The woman who thinks she is an or
nament to her sex if she wins a progres
sive euchre prize.
The soothing lung-healing virtues of
the newly cut pine are all embodied iu
Dr. Wood's Norway Pine syrup, the
sovereign remedy for coughs aud cold
aud lung troubles of all sorts.
It Is of no advantage to haul the ma
nure to the field aud leaving it in
heaps. The rains will leach it and
much of its plant food will be deposit
ed in spots on the field. If the manure
is hauled to the fields it should be at
once spread evenly on tha surface of
The following Is from tbe Toledo Bee.
It contains a good many good sugges
tions that will apply to every commu
nity: If there is a chance to boom busi
ness, boom it. Don't lie a knocker.
Don't pull a long face, and get sour in
your stomach. Hope a bit. Getai-mile
on you. Hold up your head. Get bold
with both hands. Then pulL Bury
your hatchet Drop your tomahawk.
Hide your little hammer. Don't be a
When a stranger drops in, jolly him.
Tell him this is the greatest town on
earth. It is. Ikm't get mulish. Don't
roast Just jolly. AU men like to be
jollied always. So jolly. Get Jocular.
It's dead easy. Help yourself along;
push your friends with you. Soon
you'll have a whole procession. Be a
good fellow. Don't lie a knocker.
No mau ever helped himself up by
knocking other people down. No man
ever got rich by trying to make ptople
believe he was the only good man ou
earth. You can't climb the ladder of
fame by stepping ou other people's
corns. They're their corns; not yours;
and tender. Keep off the corns. Don't
be a knocker.
All men are not alike. Ouce in a
while you may find one who is very
much alike. But some are difiVrint.
You're not the only one. There are
others. If you don't like their style,
let 'em alone. Dou't knock. Walk
right in. And make yourself look
pleasant. You'll get used to it There's
no eud of fun in minding your own
business. And it makes cople like
you. 11-iter have others stuck on you
than get stuck on yourself. Nobody
gets stuck on a knocker. Don't be oue.
Or two. Ite good.
TdWo is going to the front now.
Can't help it Too much knocking
kept her back for years. That's over.
Land values low. Town growing. Its
of building. Many strangers. They like
the town. Cn't help it Many will
invest.D.m't slio 'em away. Don't
be a knocker. Tell 'em they're wel
come. Look pleasant Say howdy. It
An exchange thinks a boy ought to
have as much consideration as a bull
pup, at least If a man had a $-V) bul'
pup, he would look after it carefully
aud not let it run at night or day all
over town. But if he has a boy, it is dif
ferent He is turned loose at a tender
age to go to the devil, and then people
wonder where that great army of
tramps, bums, deadbeats, loafers,
gamblers and drunkards come from
each decade. They are germinated
from pure seed, gathered from our
homes and sown broadcast on our streets
and alleys. It may be that your boy
is making growth iu this direction.
At all events the boy ougtit to be
given an equal show with the bull
Ran Pretty Fast.
It was in a negligence case, recently,
and a good-humored Irishman was a
The judge, lawyers and everybody else
were trying their best to extract from
the Irishman something about the
sp-'ed of a train.
'Was it going fast?" asked the ju J-.
'Aw, yis, it were," auswered the
"O, purty fasht, yer honor."
"Well, how fast?"
"Aw, purty fasht"
"Was it as fast as a man can run?"
"Aw, yis," glad that the basis for an
analogy was supplied. "As faht as
two uiin kin run." Buffalo Enquirer.
There is Nothing So Good.
There is nothing just as good as Dr.
King's New Discovery for consumption,
coughs aud colds so demand it and do
uot permit the dealer to sell you some
substitute. II " will uot claim there is
anything better, but in order t maka
more profit he may claim something
else to be j ost as g vod. You want Dr.
King's New Discovery because you
know it to lie safe aud reliable, and
guaranteed to do giod or money refund
ed. For Coughs, Colds Consumption
and for all atl'ections of Throat, Chest
and Lungs there is nothing so good as
is Dr. King's New Discovery. Trial
bottle free at J. N. Suyder's Drug
Store. Somerset. Pa., and G. W. Brall-
ier's Drug Store, Berlin, Pa.
Plants That Thrive Indoors.
Plants suitable for indoor window
gardeus, says the Indies' Home Jour
nal, are: Geraniums; begonia, uot in
eluding the Bex sections, as these are
uot adapted to house culture; oleander,
plumbago, cacti, ficus, palm, aspidistra,
lautana, fuchsia spet-iosa, anthurium.
amaryllis, sword fern, Chiuese prim
rose, primula obconica, calla, ahutilon
anthericum, Swaiusonia, heliotroie.
chrysanthemum and azalea. For vines
English ivy, hoya, passidora, cobea
aud jasmiue. For hanging plauts,
othonna, saxifraga, money-musk aud
tradescantia. For bracket plants fuch
sia speciosa, sword fern, begouia gut
tata, and geranium Madame Salleroi
will be found excellent, also the single
petunia of the flower garden .
Judge -You admit that you entered
the house of the prosecuting witness by
tlie rear d-or at two o'clock in the
Prisoner Yes, your Honor.
Judge What business did you have
there at that lime of night?
Prisouer I thought it was my own
Judge Then why did you, when
this lady approached, leap through the
window, jump into the cistern aud
Prisouer Your Honor, I thought it
was my wife.
In making the meringues for a pie,
never use less than the whites of two
tggs. Take oue tablespooful of pulveriz
ed sugar to oue egg. Allow the pie to
cool. Theu spread the meringue, which
has been beaten as light as possible,
over it Be careful to spread the mer
ingue over the crust. Place in a cool
oven until a delicate fawn color.
WHOLE NO. 2413.
How 111 Missed His Chance.
When Wyomiug Bill entered
taurant at Ellsworth one evening with IC
a gun in his hand and announced that i
he hankered for blood, there was a
nervous movement among the dozen or
fifteen men seated at the tables, but all
continued eating and refrained from
After a survey of the place Bill walk
ed over to a man who was jut about to
begin his meal, and squaring otf in
front of him he said:
"Stranger, ye 'a?ar to lie the critter
I'm after. Ar ye heeled?" .
"No; I have no gun."
"Then that's bad for ye. I'll gin ye
one niinit, to suy yer prayers!'
"I hain't got any to say," calmly re
pled the nian, but mebbeye'll do me a
"Mebbe I will."
"The price of this supper is $10, cash
in advance. I bev paid for it, aud it
took my last shilliu'. Ion't do any
shootiu' till I've cleared the table."
"How long will it take ye?"
"Not over twenty miuits, then ye
kin shiajt and be hanged to ye, as I'm
a broke man and had belter be dettd
"I'm howliu' for gore, but I'll gin ye
twenty miuits anyhow," replied Bill,
and he sat down to wait.
He had beeu driuking heavily, aud
at 'lie eud of ten miuutes was sound
The stranger finished his meal, rose
up and brushed oil' the crumbs, aud
then looking at the leett-r aud around
on the half dozen men left he said:
That's jest my luck! I'll bev to go
out and pit-k a fuss and git some one
else to shoot me! When he wakes up
tell him he's too slow fur meT' I)etro:t
Pretty Mid effective Lamp shades that
cau be readily changed when soiled are
made from the little Japanese or
Chinese umbrellas. These can be
Umght for a few cents at any of the
Japanese stores. A round hole is cut in
the center to fit the the lamp globe,
and the whilom umbrella is tied into
position with a piece of baby ribbon.
For a blistered heel, scrape a little
yellow kltcheu or laundry soap to a
paste with a very little water aud apply
to the spot Or, before starting out on
a long tramp, turn thestockiugs wrong
side out aud thoroughly soap them
about the heeL This will be found an
Fresh meat should not be allowed to
remain rolled ia paper, for the paper
will absorb the juices. Bemove the
paper and lay the meat on an earthen
Fat will not burn if it has something
to do; so if it has to be left idle for a few
miuutes put a crust of bread or a slice
of raw potato into the kettle.
Powdered charcoal, if laid thick on a
b'irn, 'uuses the immediate abatement
f the jiaiu. A superficial burn can
thus be healed in about an hour.
A remarkable fart, developed at this
year's gatheriug of the t irand Army of
the lU-public, at Louisville, Ls that a
great iiierease iu membership over last
year Ls shown. The organization, oue
might almost say is renewing its youth
The current ollicial report, if we do no
mistake its figures, shows the enormous
gain of t'5,0ri) memlers in good stand
ing during the year, or owr eleven per
cent And this gain, too, has beeu
secured with the large loss by death of
7,3iS; for losses from this souree be
come very heavy as the years go on.
Several years ago even the Graud
Army itself accepted the idea that it
had come to its climax. The statistical
oflicer in K- noted that "practically
it may be said that the membership of
the Grand Army Ls now at its highest
point It no doubt will remain about
the above numoer for a few years t
come, when necessarily it must de
crease, aud the decrease will be rapid."
At that time the number of members
iu good standing, reckoned at the be
ginuiug of li.2, was 4)r,7Sl, and siuce
that time the prediction has justified
Usself by sibreessive fallings oil iu the
number. The the following year, for
example, there was a fall otfofi,0:K)
names. Bat now a remarkable turu iu
the tide is observed, aud a total of 414,-
Z'J-i members is noted, which is a very
There are still many I'uion survivors
of the war who do not belong to the
Grand Army, and these continue to
atforda recruiting ground for it
Perhaps extra efforts have b.-en made
during the lo?t year to secure them.
Of course, sooner or later, even with
such exertions, the ebb must come;
but meanwhile the unexpected influx,
with its siiins of reuewed aud vigorous
vitality, makes congratulation to the
famous society of veterans in order.
N. Y. Suu.
First Locomotive Whistles.
We are accustomed to regard the
whistle as a very important part of the
locomotive eugiue, but within the mem
ory of some of the older engineers the
bell gave the only warning of the ap
proach of a train. The first w histles
were iu tended as a warning in more
ways thau oue. In the early days of
the railrtwds the trains were much in
terrupted by cattle, sheep and pigs on
the right of way, and In order to fright
en them otf a small hole was tnred in
front of the eugiue boiler and fitted
w ith a tube. When the train came
rattling along aud the engineer saw a
cow on the track, he opened this hole
and out spurted the steam aud hot wa
ter with a tremendous cracking and
hissing, filling the air with a cloud of
mist Presently some ingenious work
man fitted up a reed and drove it into
the steam hole and the screeching and
whistling that It made not only fright
ened the cows hut terrified every one
who lived along the road, but it did its
work so well that the whistle was fin
ally removed from the front of the eu
giue and placed ou top, where it Ls
ued to-day. Exchauge.
Nothing so effectually subdues a
young man with a swelled head as
All Around the Farm.
From the Philadelphia Record.
The liest varieties of wheat and corn
re those that have been selected by
farmers who went into the fields for
that purpose. One former found a stool
of wheat in his field of atout straw and
large beads which were well filled
witn plump grains. He very carefully
picked over the seed, di-car ling all In
ferior grains. For several season he
would not plant seed that had not been
pkkl over by hani. It may have
been tedious work, but h increased
his yield ten bushels per acr compar
ed with former years. The large corn
yields, which took prize offered and
which exceeded 100 bushels per acre,
were due to tbe careful selection of seed,
all Imperfect grains being taken out.
Any farmer Can do likewise, and can,
by looking over his seed during the
winter, incre .se his crop the follow
ing season when such seed is used.
Success depends largely on the seed,
yet farmers luy seed every year of
which they know nothing. The
method is to plant tbe selected eed iu
a row to iLv lf and cultivate with a
wheel hoe, so as to afford the plants
every opportunity for grow th.
Burning over the straw berry bed is
work which some will not perform for
fear of injuring the plants. A grower
who desired to test the method piled
straw in the spui-e of a few of the
plants to the depth of six inches. The
foliage of the plants that were burned
over was of better color the next "season
and much heavier than on tbone not
Work that does not pay in the fall
may bring good results in the cpriiig.
Every fence corner, or other harboring
place for weeds, should be cleaned out
Every weed means perhaps a thou-saud
seeds, aud hundreds of weeds may
grow therefrom in spring. The seeds
of some weeds are light and cau be
carried to every portion of the farm by
winds. To avoid work in spring that
is unprofitable clear every weed ofT the
farm now, and as soon as it can be
done, as every day's delay gives the
seed an opio:tuuity to mature.
Take two cows and give one a warm
stall, w ith clean la-dding, allowing the
other a stall in w hich there is a crack
in the wall, which lets the wind come
through. The cow that Ls cotufortai-lc-and
warm will give more milk than
the other, because she lias warmth iu
Every season the formers receive so
licitations or temptations to purchase
seeds or plants of some uew variety,
and yet if they will read the circulars
aud descriptions, as well as the claims,
in favor of the new varieties of the past
they will find wonderful claims in
favor of some that are barely recogniz
ed now. This is because something
better comes every season (though
some new varieties are worthless ;: but
the production and quality of all kind
of fruit have been improved by the in
troduction every year of uew candi
dates for favor. No farmer or fruit
grower should accept the claims in
favor of a new tree or viue, but should
tet it himself by procuring only one
or two for that purpose.
Wheat stubble and refuse may lie the
harboriug places of chinch Isugs and
other enemirs. As soon 'as it can be
done rake up all refuse and fire the
pile. The fall of the year Ls a goixl
time to light the euemies that do the
most damage iu spriug and summer.
A man or an auimal can endure any
amount of ventilation during the day,
'out when night comes the auimal, like
.an, delights in a warm and soft
bed, free from cold draughts of air.
Hie cold draughts in the stable fre-
tueutly come aloug the floor, chilling
Llie animal when it Ls at rest This
fact should teach the farmer that he
will make uo ml-take in Using plenty
of dry bedding, aud it should be thick
and loose, th-is preventing draughts
from below and assisting to retain the
To prevent disease spreading in an
orchard dig up every tree that shows
signs of being affected, and then use
spraying solutions on the others. In
the fall it will be found beneficial t-
use air-slaked lime freely en the ground
b th for trees and vines.
A jioultry house is uot simply a place
in which the fowls should roost In
winter, when the ground Ls covered
with snow, the hens are alin.st help
less, and mif-t remaiu iuside. They
should Lave plenty of rui ou the
floor, which should be kept covered
with cut straw or leaves, in which they
can scratch and work. Overfeeding on
grain is the cause of heus not laying,
and it also leads to double-yolk eggs,
soft -shell eggs and diseases. Each fow I
should have ten square feet of room on
the fl-xir; that is, a poultry house 10 by
10 feet should accommodate ten fowls.
Fod ler cut somewhat green, before
the leaves turn yello w, is said to ti
h ighly relished by horses when shred
ded, but much depend upou the stage
of grow that which the fodder is cut.
Store the tools and implements under
shelter. If possible take them apart
and give the pieces a thorough cleati
iug with kerosene, which will assist in
preventing rust. It would I ilsoan
advantage to sharpen blades, d be iu
readiness for work without 'ei7 as
soon as spring opens. All repai "s and
extras should be ordered now, is it
may require days or weeks t. secre
them at a time when work is prcssim-.
riant waluuts where you wish the
trees to grow. It is not necessary U
remove the halls. Cover to the depth
of two inches. Plant a row which can
be used for transplanting to vacancies
that may occur.
$100 Seward, S100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages and that
Ls catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now kn..vn to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh leing a
coustitutionaldisea.se, requires a con
stitutional treatmeut Hall's Catarrh
Cure is token Internally, acting direct
ly on the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, aud giving
strength to the patieut by building up
the constitution and assisting nature in
doing its work. The proprietors have
so much faith In its curative powers,
that they otfer One Hundred Dollar
for any case that it fails t cure. Send
for list of testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENEY A CO.,
fejnoId by Druggists "",
Barb-wire fences will not ec-urine
sheep, or certain kind of dogs that are
well covered with hair, unless the
strands of wire are very close, and even
then a shaggy dog will work himself
through the fence, despite the bars,
with but little injury. If the dog can
not get through he will dig under the
fence, hence a strand of wire should be
I below the ground.