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i. '.itm. Bt Bitaod. umd at
lidj BO YEARS' -y;;
"Hetx i a del -J rose," be .aid
"Tint you let full one d ly
A flower tli.it your lip hJ touched
Ifc for you d roppoJ lv by the way.' t
Ah, you knew not that I waji near:
You km w not thit I loved you when
I jtUoed it In ny bosom, where
I've wirn it (or your mke sinw then.'
It .iH llieir Joyou houeymoMi ;
she h)li -.J at 111 en a while.
And then rn her feature broke
A kuomne little m!t.
The while i'ie Kill, unto herself,
I wonder wluit he'd Ky
If he could know I watched him when
lie picked it up that day?"
When a widow puts a notic-e in her
window to the ttrect that-there is ac
ef.iumodation within for a respectable
single rr, an it usually means misohit f.
It is the old, old invitation cf the spi
der to the iy. How ou earth could a
mere, ordinary, inexperienetd, guile
less single man beMuerwise than clay
in the hands of Mr. Potter?
Originally a YlH-lks, she had marri
ed iu the lirvt place a lligson and in the
m xtjd the lute but unduly unlamented
Ti'e grass ou the grave of the latter
having now begun to grow quite luxu
riantly, the relict considered that to re
main a widow any longer would be
Hlieer waste of time and opportunity;
hence the card G inches by 4 with the
announcement referred to.
; "The reht," Huid Mrs. Totter, "I
leaves to Providence."
And Providence, thus piously invok
ed, rescinded with Joshua Jebbtngs.
lie was an utiaHeu.uiug individual,
was Joshua, and so was conscious at
times of a vague presentiment that this
wua a condition of affairs too good to
last. It was Joe Whibble who first
opened his eyes to the snare that was
being spread for him.
'lieckon ye'll be for putting up the
baus 'fore long," remarked this wor
thy, with a significant wail.
'Tans!" exclaimed Joshua. ''I ain't
got nothink to do with uo bans, I
Unalshed by the array of negatives,
Joe executed auother wiuk of even
deadlier siguith-anee, lut contented
himself with the skeptical monoeyl
This was all that pasmd at that time,
but Joshua weDt liome with the omin
ous word 41 bans", rankling in his
He was yery silent over hi tea, ex
cept when a Uue went the wrong way.
His landlady kept an InterruLUent
watch on him out of the corntr of her
"It's aioiit time I give 'irn a Mnt,"
she thought. "Time's getting on, and
Wbitsuutide'd do as well as not,"
It was at t bis moment that Mr. Jeb
bings, looking up, caught her eye. But
for the poison instilled into his mind
by Joe Whibble it is probable that he
would have seen nothing particular in
iL As it was. It seemed to look bans''
at him which was worse than dag
gers. Mr. Jebbiugs choked again, part
ly from emotion and partly owing to
another misdirected fish-bone.
Mrs. Totter sighed a sigh of fond
"I declare, if you don't remind .rne
for all the world of IIigwn! Wonder
ful one he w re to choke. I've know
ed him to go black in the face over a
red herring. And more'n once lie's
brought my heart into my mouth with
a apple core. But, fur all that, he lived
to die in his bed."
As soon as supper was over Joshua
slipped out and sought solace and secu
rity at the Ham and Chicken. Joe was
there, and to him Mr. Stebbings after
the usual interchange of opinions on
the weather, the crops and the price of
pigs put a poser.
"S'posin' a wid that is, a worn -leastways
a female makes up her miiid
to marry a man and he won't have her,
what then ?"
"As a gin'ral Tule," responded the
oracle, after seeking inspiration at the
bottom of his blue and white earthen
ware pint mug, "as a gin'ral rule ehe
marries hi;n all tbesime."
Mr. Jebbiugs rasped his chin des
pondently with the back of his hand.
"Ain't there no way of choking her
o.TV" he asked desperately.
"Impends whether she's single or a
widder," replied Joe, with an expres
sion of deep meaning.
S'poe we allows, just forthesakeo'
argument, as she is a widder."
"Then," said Joe, slowly and em
phatically, "my advice is,'ook it."
Joshua Jebbings quitted the Ham
and Chicken strtiug up to the pitch of
giving his landlady a week'a notice.
By the time he reached the corner of
his road his resolution was oozing fast
There was hardly a vestige of It left as
he raised the latch.
The first thiog that met his too con
scious gaze was Mrs. Totter.
"If it's all the same to you," put in
Mr. Jtbbings, with considerable trepi.
dation "if it's all the same to you, I
I'm thinking of leaving you this day
week if if uo objection," he concluded
"Bless us and save us all!" exclaimed
"Ooo-good night," answered Mr.
Jebbiugs, executing a retrograde move
ment in the direction of the staircase.
Never mind about getting me a can
dle, and I shan't be wanting any sup
per." "Here, you come back"
The words floated after him and bad
the effect of making him quicken his
"Tbauk goodness that'a over!" he
thought as he bolted himself In. "I
wi-h next week was over and done
with, too. Wonder whether she'a Uk-
Inif nn . 1 1 1" i ' '
"Somebody's bin and put him up to
this," rellected the lady. "Well, after
all, I dunno's it matters much."
It was a four-roomed boue, twjdown
tairs and two op. The one for which
Mr. Jebbings paid a weekly rent was at
the back, overlooking a patch of kitch
en garden. There was a pigsty in the
farthest left hand corner, and some
ear'y fowls were clucking around after
early worms. It was a fine moraiug,
hud Mr. Jibbing admired the limited
t.ilt nmrnLn.. t 1. I ..I.. 1
of his toilet
"Them peas U com'ng on wonder
ful," he mused. "Iteckon they'll soon
be fit for picking, aud with a b'iled
gaiuinou o' bacon there'd be a dinner
for the lord mayor. Take her round
and give her her doo, she's a fine figger
of a woman, though a triilu run tovfat,
and the best hand at a Yorkshire pud
ding I've come acrost siuce I Ust pore
mother. Wonder what she's got for
breakfast? Hello! What's up with the
Then he remembered that he had
bolted it over night. He drew back
the bolt, but still the door refused to
o'ieD, though he shook and shoved vig
orously. He was glad to hear a sub
stantial tread upon the stairs, and hail
ed its owner through the keyhole:
"Something's gone wrong with the
door. It's stuck somehow so's I can't
"No, 'tain't," was the answer. "It's
locked; that's what's the matter with
"That's queer," said Mr. Jebbings.
I never locked it; not to my knowl
edge." "But I did!" was the startling reply.
"I locked it, and the key's in my
pocket, aud there it's going to stop till
you knows your own mind."
Aud with that she turned and creak
ed down the stairs agaiu.
"Here's a pretty howdy d P' observ
ed Mr. Jebbings, as soon as he giasped
the situation. "Bin and locked me in!"
"I'll take and kick that door down,
blamed if I won't!" he declared fu
riously. 80 he kicked kicked hard and reck
lesslywith the result that in less than
half a minute later he was silting ou
the fl'jor nursing his foot aud loudly
anathematizing w i Jows in geueral, and
Mrs. Totter in particular, so that the
voice of the latter, speaking outside of
the door, took him quite by surprise.
"Yes, you may kick, Joshua Jebbing",
only remember whatever damage you
does you pays for, and you can cuss'n
swear, too, if you finds it helps you
any. Hungry, are you? Serves you
right. S'pose you thought you was go
ing to carry on jest as you liked, and
then tneak off with a week's notice!
That's where you made a mistake. I
ain't no worm to be traiMfled on, I
ain't- So there you stops till you thinks
better of it."
The morning wore away somehow,
and the church clock struck twelve.
Half past was Mr. Jebbings' dinner
lime. She'd never care to make him
miss two meal It would be altogeth
er too He could hear her setting the
table. How many was she setting it
for? Now the frying-pan wa oa nraiit
A few minutes and Mr. Jebbings began
to suuff the ir like a warhorse scent
ing the battle afir. BJt what he snuff
ed was not fire aud carnage, but liver
and bacon. His nostrils curled with
There was a step on the stairs, a sub
stantial step, that made his heart leat
and the stairs creak. It came on and
on and stopped outside his door. Mr.
Jebbings wailed anxiously to hear the
key inserted iu the lock, but instead
there came a thump and a voice salut
ing hitn by name.
Joshua Jebbings, you there?"
"Well, that's good," olwerved the
captive, sotto voce. "How'ra I to be
any where else, I'd like lo know, seeing
she've bin and locked me iu? I ouly
wish I wasn't."
Mr. Jebbings licked his lips in antici
pation. "So'm I," he replied eagerly, "ready
-'Heady to have the bans put up
"Bans? Sunday!" in a muffled stac
cato; then" with a burst of decision,
"No I'm jiggered if I ana."
"Very well, then."
And to Lis horror be heard the steps
retreating from the door and down th
stairs to the kitcheu. Mr. Jebbings
gave way to despair.
"So she means to keep me shut up
yere till I give in. Well," taking him
self luto his confidence, as it were, and
speaking in a tone of despondency,
mingled with reluctant admiration,
"she's a oner, that's what she is. I
s'pose," he continued reflectively, "I
s'pose she's a matter o' five or fix years
older'n me aud weighs, may be, a couple
o' stun more. Ought to ba t'other way
round if a chap's to have any chance.
Bins! Next Sunday!' I should like to
catch her at iL I'm sorry now I didn't
marry Triciller Totts matter o' ten
year back. She was dreadful set ou me
atone time, was Trisciller, and then I
shouldn't never have been in this fix."
At three o'clock Mr. Jebbings gave
up and took to his bed. At four the
voice of his landlady drew him from
between the sheets and lured him to
the window. She was talking to a
neighbor over the wall, and her words
penetrated his ear with blood-curdling
"Yes, Mrs. Kirby, you're right that
rain last week have made the peas come
on wonderful. And my hens have bin
layiu' better'n reglerer than I've ever
knowed 'em, and I've got a beautiful
side o' bacon left over from my last pig.
Altogether, one way'u' other, I've bin
pretty forch'nit this year, and I don't
fancy all the luck's used up neither.
May be you'll be hearing some new
'fore loug that'll s'prise you. No, I
ain't goin to let it out yet, and 'tain't
no use your trying to guess. Anyhow,
I must run iu now, for the kittle's on
the bile, and I seem to fancy a raher
with my tea."
Mr. Jebbings shook his fist at her re
'D'ye hear that, now ?" be demand
ed of an Invisible second party. "Sau
sages for breakfast and liver aud bacon
for dinner, and seems to fancy a rasher
with her tea! Why, she's a puffetk
borsestretch! Come to that," with
hungry sarcasm, "dessay I could fancy
one with mine. Darn it, I could fancy
a whole pig! Iwk yer, now, I ain't
going to stand this. Bins or no bans,
I ain't going to starve up stairs while
she gorges herself down. After all,
she's a fust rate cook, and that's more' a
you could say of Prisciller. And you've
got to consider your meals fust, ard if
she feed me as well afterward as she
done up till now, may be I won't have
mucti to complain of."
A few minutes lattr, Mrs. putter,
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WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 11. 1899.
coming lo the door aud making an an
nouncement via the keyhole to the ef
fect that tea was ready, received his
submission iu due form.
"If you've set your mind on them
there baus, I dunuo's I've anything to
say agen 'em."
Aud this Is how Mrs. Totter, late
Higson, nee Whelk9, came to change
her name for the third tiaie. Belgra
via. A Victim of Telepathy.
There came to me late one night a
stranger, in wildest despair, resolved to
commit suicide that night if I could
not help him, says Trof. Munstcrberg
in the January "Atlantic." He had
been a physician, but had given up his
practice because his brother, on the
other side of the ocean, hated him and
had him under his telepathic influence,
troubling him from owr the sea w iih
voii-es which nicked him and with
impulses to foolish actions. He had
not slept nor had he faten auytbiug
for several days, and the only chance
f r lite he saw was that a new hypnotic
influence might overpower the mystical
hypnotic forces. I soon found the
source of his trouble. In treating him
self for a wound he bad misused cocaine
in an absurd way," and the hallucina
tions of voices were the chief symptom
of bis cocainism. Thes-3 produc sof
his poisoned brain had sometimes ref
erence to his brother in Kurope, and
thus the telepathic system grew ia him
aud permeated his whole life. I
hypuoiized him, and suggested to Lim
with success to have sleep and f-xxj and
a smaller dose of cocaine. Then I
hypnotized him daily for six weeks;
after 10 days he gave up cocaine entire
ly, after three weeks the voiiies dis
appeared, and after that the other
symptoms faded away. It was not,
however, until the end that the tele
pathic system was exploded. Even
when -the voices had gone, he for a
while felt his movements controlled
over the eean, and after six weeks,
when I bad him quite well again, he
laughed owr his tel-.'pathio absurdities,
but assured me that if these sensations
came again he should 1 unable, even
in foil health, to resist the mystical in
terpretation, so vividiy had he felt the
Felling the Great Trees.
The chopper approaches the tree
with a plumb-line; if the bp does uot
lean more than two ft---l in the case of
a lnrge tree, or more than four in the
c:ise of a small one, he considers that
he can fell it in any direction he may
de-sire. He then. vies the ground,
aud selects the fi-jui'.''.ii "jojout,
and the? undercut is made exaetly fac
ing it. The "undercut" usually ex
tends about one-third through, and
then the tree is sawed iu from thebaek
to meet it. When the Iwocutsare with
in six inches of meeting, the saw is
removed, and the tree is wedged up
up until the top passes the ceuter of
gravity, when it ftllsby itsowu weight
easily breaking the strip of wood re
maining, says a writer in the Kogir.
Where the sur.'ace of the ground is
such that it Is necessary for the butt
and the top to strike -the ground sim
ultaneously, the stump is snubbed off
at the undercut, which provides a
slanting surface, so that the butt has
no place to rest, and per force slides to
the ground. If the tree need to be
rolled off to one side half the undercut
is slanted, aad a pile of chip-t is placed
on the Hat surface of the other half;
the result never fails to manifest the
e:ll;acy of this device. AgU:i, by
leaving one side of the uncut wood be
tween the uude-rcut and the sawcut
thicker than the other, the tree may be
drawn considerably away from its nat
Capt. A. T. Mahau contributes a
most excellent article to the current
number of the Engineering News. It is
excellent in the way in which it ou-
trasts the methods of the two great
colonizing nations of modern timi-s-
Great Britain and Spalu. France and
Holland as colonizers do not belong to
thesame class. They have net trans
mitted their nationul characteristics to
the colony but hav rather adminis
tered from without.
The close of the nineteenth century
sees the United States in virtual pos
session of the bulk of Spain's colonial
empire a string of islands which
practically encircle the globe. There
could uot be a better cjutra-rt In em
pires. Spain has left her colonies im
poverished and half farnished; Eug
land poosesses hers iu comparative
plenty. Both are the result of admin
istration. Spain from the very first was inhu
manly oppressive te the inferior races,
and she spared not even her own de
scendants in the colonies, for when
they became aliens she became to them
tyrannical and exacting. She op
pressed and extorted; she endeavored
to make her colonics pay her own
debt, points out the Cleveland Tlain
On the other hand Great Britain has
been beneficent to weaker communi
ties. And not only beneficent but she
has been stroDg as well strong in the
quality of men she has sent out to ad
minister and to colonize, strong to pro
tect on land and sea. Her energies
have always been directed to the ele
vation of the races. The conspicuous
examples of colonial administration
are India and Egypt.
Hoar hound Candy.
A good hoarhound candy may be
made at home in the following way :
Boil two ounces of dried hoarhound,
which can be procured at the drug
gist's, in a pint and a half of water
until the flavor is extracted; that is, for
about 31 minutes. Strain until perfect
ly clear. Add to it three and a half
pounds of brown sugar, and boil over
a quick fire until the syrup will hard
en when a little of it is dropped into
cold water. Pour into a buttered tin
and cut in squares when it is partly
Probably the Eichest Unexplored
Territory in the Known World.
"When tte islands shall have beeu
fully explored the country will prob
ably lie found to be the rie-hest unex
plored territory in the known world."
This is the estimate put upon the
Philippines in a statement which Gen.
Otis has forwarded to the War Depart
ment The maker of it Is a resident
of Manila, whom Gem Oils describes
as a highly intelligent man. Gen.
Frauds V. Greene indorses the state
ment as fairly conservative and thor
oughly trustworthy. To the oflicials
of the War Department this descrip
tion of opportunities explains the in
formation that has recently com of
the formation of partnerships aud as
socintioiH among the American soldiers
now serving there, havi g for their
purpose various development projects
in the archipelago. Considerable num
bers of these soldiers have banded to
gether with the avowed intention to
settle in the Philippines 'and engage in
various enterprises. Some of these
American soldiers will send home two
or three representatives to enlist capi
tal in their resptive communities.
This movement among the soldiers has
obtained sufficient magnitude to be
come the subject of cousiderableatten
tiou from the government. The basis
for it is shown in the statement for
warded by Gen. 0;is. In the way of
encouragement which conditions hold
outforeuterpri.se and Investment the
f-tatement presents the following:
"The Uiver Pasig, dredged out to the
mouth of the lake, and with its points
cut down to make navigation easy for
decent passenger steamers, would im
mediately attract capital to put en
daily morning and evening se-rviee.
Then the pwple of Manila could and
would avail themselves of the service
to pass the nights in the many cool
spots fringing the lake. No heat in the
daytime would be felt after a c-sd uight.
In a very short time Liguda de Bay,
twenty-five mile-s by twenty miles in its
greatest dimensions, would be studded
over with yachts and pleasure oraft of
every kind to afford pleasurable recre
ation to ail who could Ppare the time
OI'l-oKTlNirifW KiR CAPITAL.
"With capital and enterprise the
nearest approach to an earthly para
dise is here at b-ck and call. It is per
fectly amazing the strides made by
progress within the last thirty years
sine'e the proviuce steamers began to
ruu in the islands. Some of the pro
moter of the enterprise can recall that
as late as ls'VJ it lojk two weeks. or
more for one of the small schooners
then employed to bring in outside pro
duce a distance of -) miles to the ship
ping ports. In lSii twelve capitalists,
principally foreigners, got together a
capital of f-iO.tKM to bring out a small
b at to make trips to the open ports of
Iloito and Ceb j. Tue. result was so
perfectly satisfactory that - boat after
bjat followed, until thre is at the pres
ent time a line of fifty province steam
ers, large aud small, running in the
"Theshort 120-mile railway put down
by English capitalists gives but a faint
idea of what a uetwjrk of railroads
could do, but it is quite enough to show
what a profitable investment some
roads can be made in this country un
der a liberal, up to-daf-- gwerunient
That which applies to L iz n applies
equally to all the othf-r islands, where
the pruJu'--3 in iuiu c-ses 'n left to rot
iu fae ll;li fr tvant of adjqiatc
means of onvdf nce. Iliads, g-sxl
public road- an ailroads, would send
these islands Ahead by leaps and
bounds, aiiii material progress would
bj the sur precursor of the light of
"Why'yoropeau governments, who
have f" yeaturies been opening upand
civ Hi : the darkest countries, should
havy (.rooked the Philippines with
ouyi.aving a look into them, and, if
iif yssary, force reform upon the ruling
f vXvers, intms iuexplicable.
V ' Take Luzon first, to give a faint
.idea of known resources. In the north
is a rich and extensive tobacco couutry,
where qualities equal to thosegrown in
Cuba can be produced. Coming south,
tvo Ilocos provinces comprise rich
sugar aud rice lands. - Indigo also can
be largely pnduced, and with more
labor be increased in quantities and im
proved iu quality.
"In the long range of mountains,
practically unexplored, copper, gold
aud other minerals are known to exist,
aud without doubt in considerable
quantities. Copper has been worked
fir many years in the mountains of
South Iloeos, Mancayan and Lepauto,
want of communication being the
great obstacle to mining on a large
scale. In this neighborhood we have
the District of Benguot, over 4D00 feet
above the sea level, with a climate not
to be beaten in Europe. In winter it
borders on frost, and in summer it is
never over Go degrees Fahrenheit
"There is an extensive pine forest
there, aud exquisite potatoes and home
vegetables of all kinds can be grown to
auy extent. The Spanish government
bad arranged to put Hp a sanatorium
there, to save sending invalid troops
and employes to Europe to recuperate.
A mountain line of railroad for ascent
and a short level line to connect with
the terminus of the Manila-Dagupan
line would take passengers from Ma
nila in about twelve hours to this de
"The Provinces of Union, Zam bales,
Pangasiuan and Bulacan largely pro
duca tobactM, sugar, rice, etc The Au
gat mountains, Bulacan and Bosobosn,
only a few miles from Manila, produce
iron ore yielding upward of 72 percent
of pure metal. These mines have been
worked but little. Some ir.n ore from
Angat is stated to have produced H- per
cent of pure metal. These mines have
been worked but little. The latter
exists in very large quantities, only re
quiring capital and enterprise to devel
op a large production. Lead, silver,
gold and coal are to be found in many
parts of Iv-Jzon. Hemp, sugar atd cof
fee are also produced, the first two in
RFrs)t"R( KS OF OTIIEIl LSLAXEA
"Mindora, close to Mauila, U occu
f ' "
pied by Earotieans only in small spot,
and is covered, as are many parts of
Luzon, with valuable timber from the
water's edge to the mountain Up. The
variety of hard and other woods num.
tiers about seventy of kuown gl
woods. Valuable but undeveloed coal
beds exist iu . Hale-oai, the highest
mountain in the group.
It'mblose Is rie-h iu marbles, cover
ed with cocoanut trees, aud only par
tially explored. The IslamU of Tub
las, Maroate, llirlasand Mariaduque,
etc., are gl ti'u'x-r prilueers, and
also po-sess ex.-lleiit puture lauds.
.The large anil fertile island of Pan y
produces sugar, rice and sapan wood in
abundance, and there are indications
of petroleum and coal iu some places.
Owing to a lack of roads, it is next to
impossible to bring the proli..e to the
shipping port, Iloiio, unless at an ex
orbitant and prohibitive cost This
island aud its neighbor, Negro, are
most promising fields for railways, the
port of Iloiln bidding' fair to be the
principal exporting center of the archi
pelago at uo distant date. Iu I ;"
Negros aud Iloilo exported about ti-K)
tons of sugar. In 107 the priductiou
was clie to 300,000 tons. Bapideo n
municaiion would increase the yield
four-fold in a short time.
"Cebu, L-yte, Siiuar and Bohol pro
duce sugar, temp, maize aud tobacco.
Excellent cattle are also raised. Ceou
is full of coal. In the mountainside
of Uling, the outcropping indicate the
existence of milliousof tons. A couple
of millions of torn could be extracted
with very little mining. This is the
largest eal bjd thus far dii:ver-d,
and at fifteen miles of railway t!i
mineral can be put down In th? portef
Cebu at a cost of rather under than over
5 shillings per ton. Tiie coal I-i of g'iod
steaming quality. The local steamer
owners have f jund it to be fully as good
as the best Japan lump. With an
abundance of cheap labnr, coal and
iron within res.ch, many enterprises,
having the raw material on the spot,
ould be at once proceeded with, such
as rope works, sugar refineries, cement
aud brick works, doeks, wharves, rec
lamations, port improvements, dredg
ing, etc., for which there is an unlimit
ed field all over the group.
"Many of the alove industries give
handsome returns in II ng Kong and
elsewhere even after the pymeut of
freight and charges on the raw material
iinporfed from Mauila, Java, Japan,
etc The Wand of Mindanao is prac
tically unexplored aud uncouquered,
with the exeeptiou of a fringe around
the coast It is timbered from water's
edge to mountain- top, and produces
hemp, gold and coal mines, all of whieh
are un worked."
Soma Cooking Bales.
Nothing fries crip that is wet
Egging and breading should be done
fifteen minutes, and tt-iuriug imme
diately before frying.
A frying basket should not be allow
ed to touch the bottom of a kettle.
A hot, clear fire is iudis;cnsahle to
success in broiling.
A gridiron or wireiroih-r shcu'd
be cleaned thoroughly every time it is
A broiler should be heated hot and
rubbed with suet, or other fat, before
the meat is put on it.
All broiled meats should be served
as soon as they are cooked.
The same broiler must not lie used fcr
meats and tiih.
To make light, flaky pieert all the
ingredients must be very eo'.il as well
as properly compounded.
Bub the top of the cake with a litt'e
dry flour, and the icing will adheie
more readily. Deniorest's Magazine.
Bejiaaiiifr the Year
With pure, rich, healthy blooii, which
may be "had by taking Hood's Sar.-a-parilla,
you will not need to fear at
tacks of pneumonia, bronchitis, fevers,
colds or the grip. A few bottles of this
great tonic and blood purifier, taken
now, will be your best protection
against spriug humors, boils, eruptions,
that tired feeling and serious illness, to
which a weak and debilitated system
is especially liable ia early spring.
Hood's Sarsaparilla eradicates from the
blood all scrofula taints, tones tnd
strengthens the stomach, cures dys
pepsia, rheumatism, c irtarrh and every
ailment caused or promoted by impure
or depleted blood.
A Bachelor's Romance.
"What prevented you from marry
ing Miss Timmins?"
"I wrote her a proposal which she
"iJidn't the postmaster deliver it?"
"No ; I forgot to mad the letter."
Discovered By a Woman.
Another great discovery has been
made, and that too, by a lady in this
country. "Disease fastened ils clutches
upon her and for seven years she with
stood its severest tests, but her vital
organs were undermined .and death
seemed imminent For three months
she coughed incissantly, and could not
sleep. She finally discovered a way to
recovery, by purchasing of us a bottle
of Dr. King's New Disc ivery for Con
sumption, and was so much relieved
on taking the first dose, that she slept
all night; and with two bottles, has
be-en absolutely cured. Her name is
Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus writes W.
C. Hamnick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.
Trial bottles free at J. N. Snyder's
Drug Store, Somerset, Pa., and G. W.
Brallier'a Drugstore, Berlin, Pa.
Regular sizes 50 cents aud $1.00.
Every bottle guaran teed, or priee re
The wide tires seem to lie gradually
displacing the narrow, especially for
farm ork. They should fake the place
of the narrow on the highways, as the
roads can be kept in condition with
much less expense where heavy loads
are drawn upon brood tires than when
narrow tires are useeL It is not only
for the sake of the highway, but there
is a saving in draft upon almost all
kinds of road. For work upon the
farm therd is no exeeptiou.
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WHOLE NO. 217G.
Speech of Senator Merrick in the Re
"The republican party has calle-d
you into council to-night," said Senator
Irady, iu calling the caucus to rde-r,
"to select a candidate who can e-otn-maud
the largest number of voles in a
convention to be held two weeks from
to-day to represent not ouly the Repub-lk-an
party, but the State of Pennsyl
vania iu the National Congress at
Washington. No mure important duty
can be imposed upon you daring your
official term than that which falls to
you to-night I will ask yeni to address
yourselve to that duty seriously, and
all of you to aid the chair to ascertain
who is the choie of the Republican
Party here to-night. We, as a party,
believe in the rule of a majority, and
that the man who shall command the
largest number of votes here to-night
In this party convention U entitled to
the support of all members of the con
vention of the Senate and House two
weeks from to-day. All of you and all
your constituents have opinions on this
support, and there maybe some ex
pression upon it to-night We will
proceed to the duty assigned to us."
Senator Walte r T. Merrick, of Bloss
burg, Tioa county, then arose, and in
a speech full of feeling and with much
eloquence, placed the name of Mr.
Quay in nomination. Senator Merrick
spoke as follows:
We have met as becomes the duty of
ljyal Republicans aud in conformity
with the long established rules aad
customs of our party to place in nomi
nation a Republican candidate for the
high office, of United State Senator.
Au oftl-e th'i highest in the gift of
Pennsylvania aad the second in im
portance iu the Uniteei States. Duty
to ourselves, our party and our country
demands that our b-st judgment and
highest sense of patriotism should be
exercised to their fullest extent in the
selection of a candidate for such an im
portant trust. Our action will affect
not only this great and powerful Com
monwealth of which we are so justly
proud, but its tutluence will be felt
throughout the length and breadth of
We will select to-night the candidate
who should u n fi3 tionably be e!ecte-d
United States S-uator from the State of
Pennsylvania for the next six years.
He will be the representative of an em
pire and he should !x a mau of the
highest attainments and most marked
ability; one able to command the con
fidence, esteem and respect of the peo
ple whom he re presents and also of his
colleagues in the august body of which
he will become a member; one who
well knows the wants and needs of the
farmer, the laborer, the: business man,
the manufacturer, the miner and all
the diversified interest.- of the greatest
manufacturing State in the Union.
Oue whom years of expt rience and
study have eminently fitted for the posi
tion and who is both by nature and
training generously endowed with all
the qualities of mi nd and h?artthat con
stitute the trui statesman and patriot
One whose love of country and fidelity
to all her granti ennobling principles
aud institutions is asenduricg as the
rock of ages. He should be a man of
the people. Oae whosj earnestness and
zeal will be exerted alike in the interest
of the humblest and the highest in the
land. Oue who in the supreme mo
ments of the Nation's peril, either
from arme 1 foe without or ruinous dog
mas within, has never once flinched
nor faltered in the path of public dutj.
Who. believes iu the Republican ptrty
and its principles. 'and has an abiding
faith in the righteousness of its cause
and the necessity for ifj further exist
ence. Who holds thatasouud finan
cial policy and protection to American
industries and American labor is es
sentia! to the best interestof the Amer
In short, a man who though coming
from humble walks in life will main
taiu the majesty and power of this
.rand old "Keystone of the Arch," at
the Nation's" Capital. Such a man it
has become my duty and pleasure to
name for your consideration to-night
I will name oue born and reared with- j
in our own borders. Whose early
training and education were received in
a Christian home from Christian pa
rentsand surre-unded by all the eleva
ting influence of the Church and whose
veneration for its institutions has never
diminished. A man who had the
moral courage to stand up before the
world in the high ofttee to which he
had been elected and denounce and
prevent an attempted public desecra
tion of the Holy Sabbath.
I will nanis to you a man whewe
name is known not ouly to us, but is
familiar in every town and hamlet
from the Canadian bound ery to Mex
ico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
whose love of country, wisdom, pa
triotism and courage have been proven
ou the field of battle and iu the coun
cil chambers iu State and Nation; whose
fidelity to the sacred lies of friendship
is only equaled by the generous aud
lofty e-onsideration shown to all fair
and honorable opponents.
A citizen whose domestic ties are
dearer to him than worldly honor;
wh ose flresi'ie is a typical m-vlel Anier
ica i home, and around which clusters
a family whose extreme devotion aad
love for one another appeals to the
heart; a home in which the injunction
of Holy Writ to "honor thy father and
thy mother" comes not as a command,
but as a most pleasing duty; where the
father, the mother, sisters and brothers
are welded in the bonds of paternal and
fraternal love, a united happy family.
A wise, brilliant, dashing, daring po
litical lead t, who huearnei th rigat
to be styled as he is, the greatest politi
cal general of American politics, who
has been to the Republican party
another Ulysses to the Greeks, pluck
ing victory from almost certain defeat;
a statesman whose broad and liberal
views have left their imprint on the leg
islation of the Nation; whose efforts
for the wortioguien of the country
have brought peace, happiness and
comfort into thousands of homes, and
his nams is today enshrined ia their
hearts as the protector and savior of
Pennsylvania industries, who during
twelve yar of aervicw In the United
States Scl.ate ie!dtd au iufiuei.ee
second to none.
The soldier who lid ling the loved
wife and little ones good-by, andcom
meuding them to the eareof lmight
God, offered his life to his country; to
save his country's life he wad willing
to give his own. What neater sacrifice
could any man mak--? Heroes then
sprang from every hillside and valley,
wives, faaiiiL'S sweethearts were for
saken to save a Nation and to preserve
the liberty our father had given us.
My candidate was oue of those heroes.
Oue to wnoru the coward's burning
blush of shame was and is uuknown.
Stricken with fever, compelled to resign
his command, yet when be learned a
great battle was to be fought berged
for a place in the forefront of the fray.
Death came from behiud that stole
wall at Fredericksburg, aud swept the
Union ranks in a a appalling manner,
and American heroes were laid to rest
by thousauds. To and fro over that
bloody field, where the fighting was
fiercest rode this honorably disc barged
soi.tier wno loved liouor ami the "Mar
Spangled Baiiuer" of our country dear
er thau his own I if. Congress placed
upon hi breast a gold medal for dis
tinguished bravery ia defense of bis
country, and to-night we, ia recogni
tion of his splendid services to party
and country will honor him with the
Senatorial toga. Citizen, soldier, states
man and Napoleon ia po ities, I have
ttehouorof naming to you the Hon.
Matthew Stanley Quay.
Bobbed the Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the
subject, is narrated by him as follows
"I was ia a most dreadful condition.
My skin was a!nvst yellow, eyes
sunken, tongue coated, pain continual
ly in lack and sMes, no appetite
gradually growing weaker Uay by day.
Three physicians had given me up.
Fortunately, a friend advised trying
'Electric Bitters,' and to my great joy
aad surprise, the first bottle made a
decided improvement I continued
th-?ir use for three week-i, and a:u now
a well man. I know they saved n y
life, aud roblted the grave of another
victim." No one should fail to try
them. Only .70 cents a bottle at J. X.
Snyder's Drug Store, Somerset, Pa.,
and G. W. Brallier's Drug Store B. r
liD, Pa Guaranteed.
Hason Turned the Jtke.
Senator William E. Mason has sev
eral friends ia the life-insurance busi
ness, and occasionally thee gentlemen
have tried to talk busiuess to him. The
senator always put them off by telling
the latest funny story, and in time they
came to understand that he was a hope
less case and didn't care to take any
more insurance. The most eloquent
aud adroit solicitors hail tried their arts
ou him in vain.
Not long ago an insurance solicitor
came to Chicago from the East and as
asociated hiiiielf with a firm iu whieh
are two cf Senator Mason's friends.
The new uiaa was very willing and
ambitious ami perhaps a tri!!e forward,
and so the members of the firm decided
to have a little fun with him.
Oue of them went to the new man
and said: "I m,tiee by the morning pa
per that Senator Masou lias come back
from Washington. Now, I don't be
lieve he earrie-s very much iusuraue-e,
aud I think if you go over and have a
little talk with him you cn write a
policy for him."
The new man was ou the alert in a
minute-, says the Chicago Record. He
went to the senator's law office aad
waited there uutil Mr. Mason appeared .
Then lie cornered biiu and began to
"Hold on," said the senator. Who
told you to come over and ste me?"
The soiie-itcr mentioned the usmes.
"I thought so. Well, my friend, they
have been playing a joke on you. In
the first place they're not anxious to in
sure me, l-ecause I'm to fat to be a
g'xnl risk, and, ia the s cond place,
they know that I've turned down all
the solicitors who come around here.
They're pretty go,l jokers, but I think
we can turn the joke. I've beu think
ing the matter over, and I've decid- d
that I need a little more insurance afttr
all. You may send ia my application
foratlO.'JoO policy." '
When the new solicitor went back to
the office and calmly h&nded in the
seuator's application the two jokers
Are grand, but Skin Ei Uptons rob l'fe
of joy. Bucklen's A ruic Salve cares
them, also Old, Ruaning and Fever
Sores, Ulcers, Boils, Felons, Corns,
Warts, Cuts, Bruises, turn-, Scalds,
Ctiappeel Hands, Chilblains. Best Pile
cure on earth. Drives out Pains aad
Ouly 37ets. a box. Cure guaranteed.
Sold at J. N. Snyder's Drug Store, Som
erset, Pa., aud O. W. Brallier's Drug
Store, Berlin, Pa.
A Married Man's Mtuings-
My wife says the young man in love
with himself need never fear any rivals.'
Adam could have bad lots of fun
with Eve when they had company for
supper by asking them if they ever
beard his wife's great snake story.
My wife says some people think they
have a right to kick just because they
happen to be well-hee led.
Better fish remaia in the sea than
ever were caught, but Angelina says
the trouble is they don't seem to bile
nowadays unless a girt uses golden bait
It is a good plan for every young
wife lo obtain a lock of her husband's
hair, on the day of her marriage, to re
member him by. He may not be gone
for many years, but his hair wilL
Bismark's Iron Nerve
Was the result of his splendid health.
Indomitable will and tremendous en
ergy are not found where Stomach,
Liver, Kidneys aud Bowels are out of
order. If you want these qualities and
the success they bring, use Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They develop every
power of braiaaud lody. OulyiTcts,
at J. N. Snyder's Drug Store, Som
erset, Pa., and G. W. Brallier's Drug
Store, Berlin, Pa.
"Dorothy, you were flirting with the
photographer wheu you had this pic
"No, indeed, I wasn't"
"Weil, nothing I ever say to you
makes yu wear such au amiable tx
pression." Estimate Still to be Formed.
"We have a new preacher."
"How do you like him?"
"I can't say ; my wife hasn't met his
When doctors fail try Burdock Blood
Bitters. Cures dyspepsia, constipation;
Invigorates the whole system.