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EXCELSIOP. M'F'G CO.
Great Closing Out Sale OF ( I AT AND BELOW COST. THE ENTIRE STOCK MUST BE SOLD RE- , OARDLESS OF COST TO QUIT BUS/HESS. I Big Bargains is Suits I; FOR MEN FROM $3.60 UPWARDS. HOTS AND YOUTH S SUITS ALMOST ' GIYEN AWAY. CHILDREN'S CLOTHING WAY DOWN. 0 V RCOATS FRoMli.ro UPWARDS, ALL WOOL MEN'S PANTS FROM $2 60 UP- ' WARDS. THIS STOCK OF CLOTH INO MUST POSITIVELY BE SOLD REGARDLESS OF COST. I TAKE NOTICE, I Every $l,OO invested in purchases at our Store will bo entitled to a 4 CHANCE TICKET to win either of the two handsome GIFTS to be 1 f drawn by the lucky numbers which ONE AND ALE have the name 1 chance to possess. < Ist Prize. One Handsome Iledstead, poplar wood, beautifully finished ; Double Enclosed Wash Stand; Teapoy Table; one beautiful French Dresser German Plate Glass 17x30; three Cane Beat Chairs ; one Cane Heal Hocking Chair; one Towel Rack. (Top of Dresser, Wash Stand, Tea poy Stand, imitation Tennessee Marble.) 2d Prize. . One beautiful BruueU covered Wo/nut Frame. IxmnfC. KEY3TO NE CLOTHING HOUSE, Sign Red Flag. Beliefonte, Pa 4 ___ * 0 BMCHLBB <f CO., Grocer*, Bu*h Uou*e Block, Bellefonte. Fa. NEW GOODS < s PRINfi and SUMMER TRADE!! We have endeavored to get the very best of every thing in our line, and now hare some really CHOICE QOODB. FINE CREAM CHEESE, Extra Large FRENCH PRCNEN, BELECT 0 YSTERS, S WEET PO TA TOES, | LARGE RIPE CRANBERRIES, PRUNELLES, IMPERIAL FIGS, BRIGHT NEW LEMONS, FLORIDA ORANGES, 4 Prince Paper-Shell Almonds, Evaporated DRIED PEACH Eft A FULL LINE OF CHOICE CANNED FRUITS. PRESERVED PEARS, PEACHES, PLUMS and PRUNELLES. PLAIN CANDIES, FINE CONFECTIONERY, —AND— GOODIES of all Sorts and Kinds wWe invite the people of Centre county to call and inspect our NICE GOODS, which cannot fail to please. ltf BECHLER & CO. 1 Roll Mingle—Boot* t t I hoe*. t Boot or Shoe W TRY —] iiuk A Bllill® LB | — FOR . Style, Quality and Cheapness,. W$ defy all competition. We have the largest stock—and bought for cash 1 and sell 10 per cent, cheaper than any store in the county. 1 mm OUR BPEC IA L TIEB.-m REYNOLDS BROS., Utica and D. ARMSTRONG'S Rochester shoes for ladies. Misers and Children. I * Hathaway Soulo and Harrington n Fine Shoe* for Men. 1 LIEISITIEIRI IBIOIOITIS, ! THE KING OK THE MARKET, i i We have a Shoe Polish which will not crack the Leather v 4 as good a? the best and only 15c. ! DOLL A MINGLE. , gj Bellefonte, Fa. r a •* ' . • • A YOUNG HERO. In June, IWiO the brig, Tolly Dean, < Captain John Payson, sailed from Bos ton for n port of Turkey, laden wilh cotton good*. ,Sbc was ft new, taut lit' ' tie vowel, with |>lenty of storage room, i and hml accommodations for two pss- ] sengers. Tho crew consisied of the captain, < mnte, four *nilor, a black nook and ft < cabin boy, 1 Captain Payson wn* a conscientious, I jitat man who treated hi* crew neither to jokes nor grog, but who lodged and fed them l>etter thnn would nine out of ten of the master* Nailing from New I England port*. H)ld Job," the who wa* from the Went, u*ed to say, "he waa a hard man, but one could tie to in fair weath er or foul," Hi* crew were picked men, and, with the exception of Dan. the cabin bov, had been with him for year*. This wa* Dan'* first voyaae, and he felt that not a grain of favor would be allowed him. Dan wa a farm hoy who knew noth ing of the world beyond the village in which wa* hi* mother'* church. Ship board. the aea, Europe, Turkev, all were bewildering idea* to bur*t at once on hi* narrow experience, scarcely wid j er than that of the hou*e dog sleeping at the barn floor. "Keep your eye* open and your hand* ready to ee the work of the mo ment anil to do it before the moment is over." wa* hi* mother'* la*t advice "Fot th* ret, Dan'el, a*k the lord' help. You'll find him ju*t a* near to you in Turkey aa in your own home here." Dan, in tho hurry and excitement of getting under way, and of hi* n*w du j tie*, repeated thi* advice over ami over to him* If. It *eerned Vo keep hi* moth er n-*ar him. Several day* after, whit tle wa* carrying the dinner di*he* into thecahin, he overheard th mate *ay : "That boy i* chipper enough for a raw hand, captain !" "Ay,"gruntd Captain Taynon, "turn* out better than I expected. I took him for hi* mother'* rake, Widow. Old friend of mine." "Rather gentlemanly fellow, thi* pa ' •enger?" ventured the mate, finding j the captain in an unusually talkative j moo-1. "He i* a gentleman, fir, one of the Fa>nair of Springfield. 11l health. Doctor prescribed a long *ea voyage. A gentleman and a acholar. Mr. Briggs." Dan while wait ng on the tabic at din ner coul i not help noticing the paa*en ger. "Some o these day*," thought the true-b r* Yankee lad. "I too shall lie a gent'eman and • scholar." Doctor Farnal waa a tall, lean man. carefully dreased, with sandy hair and moustache, bu' eyebrow* and la*he* *1 ■ mo*t white. Hi* eye*, too. were large and pale. They never met the eye* of any other man faiily. ftnee when Din happened to look at him he turned quickly away, and be glanced furtively and suspiciously at the l>oy at time* during the rest of the meal. "Don't like him," thought Don."l>nok* •neaking and tricky, and not like a gentleman." But Dan, of course, kept hi* opinion* to himself. Even Boh, the cook, snub bed the "raw hand." and tolerated no remark* from him. Fortunately the lad wa* not ana-sick. He learned hi* new dutie* quickly; wa* alert, neat, and alway* good natur ed. In the course of one week Captain Payson had twice grumbled Approval. Dan worked harder than ever, and between time* for recreation, when the passenger wa* on deck, he watched him. Doctor Famtll talked fluently and brilliantly, a* even Dan'* uncultured view could perceive. But hi* talk wa* levelled far above the head* of either the captain or Mr. Brigg*. who listened with half comprehending admiration. But there were day* when the doctor was absolutely silent, ate nothing and paced the deck wrapped in profound glooin, bU light eye* darting suspicious glances from side to side. On *on# of theae day* Dan going down just at twilight to find something he had left in hi* bunk, saw a tali fig are which be oould not recognise, with a candle groping about among the chret* of the sailors. "Who's there?" he shouted. The man came quickly toward him. The candle threw e yellow glare over hi* set fare and glaring eyes. It wa* the peasenger. Ho caught Dan by the sleeve. "Here, I >o7 —what do they call you?" "D-n." "You're surprised Jo see me here, Dan?" with a guilty laugh. "Took mo for a ghost, eh ?" "I beg your pardon j I oughtn't, to I have called to you. But it took me < aback, sir." < "Naturally, but you need viot be *ur I prised at seeing me in any part of the < vessel. lam studying its construction I as a scientific man. Captain fttyson ha 1 been good enough to give ma admit taic> to all parts of the vessel. You 1 needn't shout in that diagraa*ye way 1 %> * * j agiin. It startles a nervous man." And with a vague sinile he blew out the can die and went upon the deck, leaving 1 Dan staring after him. "It's not all right; or why should he, h ing a gentleman, make such a long I explanation to me, a cabin boy," said Din at last, shaking bis bead. < That night Captain Pa>son was alone 1 on thequsrlei deck when Dsn present ed himself before him and saluted. Hi* I voice trembled a little, for he wa* terri - i bly scared. "Old Job" wa* a bigger man in hi* ■•yes than any kind or |>otentsie. "Well, what'* the matter with you ?" growled the captain. "The—the passenger, sir." "What have you to do with the passen gcr ?" ' I beg your pardon, sir, bul are you sure he isn't a thief or worse," gssperf Din. forgetting in his terror the respect ful *|eech he had planned in which be meant to *tate the fact of Dr. Famuli's visit below deck. The captain aeiced a rope'* end. "T*ke 1 list for your impudence," be shouted aiming a blow at Dan, who dodged it. and then blurted nut the whole atory ".Searching among the hunks —Dr Farnall?" muttered the captain in as tonishment, dropping hi* weapon ; and then ho walked thoughtfully up and down. Suddenly he stopped before l>n. 'lt is well you came to me nd no body else with the story," lie *aid. "It i* of no account. Dr. Farnall is an ec centric man. If he wi-he* to examine the ship in any part he i* not lo he watched and spied upon. So keep your eye* open to yourself, and your tongue too. If you go blabbing ihu>a'orv about ' I'l fb g you." Dan crept off to hi* work, feeling a. if he had a sound drubbing. Tar* o rsg * and raortificatioo stood in bis eyes •'Mother'* rule* do very well on land, but they won't do on hipt>ard," he muttered ; "but there'* something that need* watching in that 111*0, and I*i> watch him." Nothing of moment happened, how ever, foe a week. Then Dan observed thai tke passenger * day* of fasting nd depression grew more frequent. There were whole nights when he paced the deck until morning. The rrew joked together about him Or.e declared thai be wa* a murderer i another that he eo*jed from a lunatic aylum, but the common opinion *<- that he bad run away from a termagant wife. "D'ye mind," said Irish Jem. "how he eyr* every ship we hail a* though *be might be aboard ?" Dsn alone never joined in their gossip below deck about the mtstery. <>ne d*y a Utile incident nccutred wh-ch strengthened his uspirion. Jut before nightfall, when pasting Do after hatchway, In the covering o( which wa* a slide thst could be opened and closed at will, I>*n met !>r. Farnall coming up covered wi-b dust. Tber w an unsteady glare in hi* eyea. H e>*ed Dn by the shoulder*. "TV> you know where 1 have been T' he aaid hoarsely, "In the lower bole, sir, among the bo x e*." "What d'ye think i* down there ley, for you and all of us? Death ! deth! But tell nobody—nobody—" He drop ped hi* hold and staggered on. - "Mad a* a March bare!" muttered Dan. But half as hour afterward Dr. Far nail ws* seated at the supper tsh'e, gar, self pot-*sod, keeping the cap'ain ia a roar with hia good 'o-i r. About the middle of the second wteh that night Dan turned out of hi* bunk. Tbe boy wat really 100 anxious to sleep, "Death in the bole, eh ? Death in the bole!" he repealed to himself. He did not dare go to the captain or orew wilh bis ttory. Yet he wa* #ure some peril wa* at hand. He aal shiver ing for a while then pulled on hi* clothe*. "If death's In tbe hole I'll find him/' be aaid. He groped hi* way to the after batch* way uoquealioned; for the mate who had charge of the deck wat reclining li*tle*aly against the railing further aft, where tbe hatchway waa bid from view by tbe cabin. The slide was open. Hia heart beat quick with axcitement. but noiseless aa a oat Dan crept down to the lower deck and groped for tbe hatchway that opened into tbe lower hole. He waa so certain danger waa afoot that he waa not startled when be saw a faint, reddiab light, and found tbe lower hatchway open. The hold waa not co closely stowed but that one oould move about in it quite freely, and on lowering him** f carefully, Dan taw that the light came from a lantern, and that it cast a glare directly upon the paoaenger, who wa* kneeling and working at something upon the floor. "So that ia the way death looks, hey?" thought Dan. "He couldn't well look | went." "And he eyed the baggatd, < y a j&i m ; J| ghs-tlv face. *• ' What grafing sound i* that?" be y asked hirn<lf and in the * <rne Instant h<> sprang forward wilh a cry of horn r. f The paeng-r had an auger in hia t hand*, and saw lay beside biro. l ll■* bud bored a bole through Hie side U of lite vessel, below the water line and the water wa* already coming thr ugh t The boy clutched Farnatl and *h-o < him like a wild beast. "You are sink * 'trig the ship. Help! help!' I The madman turned upon him quist- ' ly *nd nodded. t "Ye* we'll all go down lope'hrr. ' Don't m*ke thi* outcry. Nobody can I bear you." 1 He bad caught tbe boy'* wrist and held bun with the unnatural strength | of the insane. 1 Nntmdy could hear him. Dan reroem- 1 bered that arid became suddenly silrnt. I Horror and bar only made th< ught more vivid. D-ath wa* just at b-nd. Tb-rewas nob ljr to drive it back but himself, and he was iu this madman's hole He stared into the fierce, glassy eye* with an agony of hesitation. Email laughed hick at him "1 thought ot burning, but thi* is the quietest. I want to go quietly into the great hereafter. We shall *ll go to g-ther in a fear minutes," glancing at the stream of water gushiog out of the opening. "t >, mother, mother," ctied the shiver ing l>ny. "We'll all go together. Kings among the ancients went across the Ktyx at tended by tbe slain of their burial. I ■sill t<e followed by tbe Yankee captain nd hi* crew." A sudden flash lighted Dan's eyee. "Not by the captain,'' lie said, lira own voice startled him, it was so • aim and in atone so different from uy be bad ever *|>oken be|.re. "Tbe cap lain and Mr. Bngg* will j ?sc#|e,' be aaid. "Wny, what do you mean?" cried Fsrnall. "Escape! How can tbey ea i-ajie?'' "B c-u" tbey are not in tbe bold. I'brt will take lo the boats " "I never thought of the l<oata ." "I will go and bring tbe captain and Mr. Briggs down if you like. Then j ttiey can't gel away." "Ha! ha! pretty good j< ke. Well, go ftring thrm . and be qu<ck," lo seeing h i hold and pushing D n aw.y. Dn walked slowly to the ladder, then be made one wild ap. ng up. "To tbe bold I to the bol I I A le.k !' he abrtskrd, and tell to toe cock. Within another hour the m<man a in iron*, tbe leak had l ee 11 ato, ped and tbe water pumped out of t lor. Tbe danger wa* passed and ail mug and tsut. Tbe errw made a bro of Dan. Even Captain Payeon *|>oke out hit heavy praise. Tbe lad saw what was to t d ne and ' did it. He had courage and what i* 1 better, good tense. "Who taught you 10 use your w its. my boy ?" "My mother, air,'' aaid Dsn. Mr. Talmago on Heredity. HE Ttl.l.R * STOXV AROCT THE 10l XMiK or A WMttllT CITT r A HILT. Mr. Talmgae on Sunday, in hi* morn ing sermon, told the rtory of Goliahand David, taking for his text I Samuel xvij, "Wfeo-e son art thou, young man?" being the woids of King "-aulto young David aft-r he had slain the mighty warr.or. "Sanl des red to know David'* | arcnt age. Tbia question of here 11/ a a great one. Trie longer 1 live, the more I believe in blood, good blood, bad blood, honest blood and thieving blood 'Well, if thi* is true,' I hear you say 'then I am discharged from all responsi hility. If I came of a pious parentage, 1 am hound to be pious; if 1 came of an unreligiou* parentage, I am bound to be unreligotia.* All erroneous. If you have the heritage of piety, it ia your duly to preserve that heritage. If you came of vicious parentage, it i# your duly to u*e every endeavor lo attain piety. "The power of heredity i very groat, and i* hard to overcome. There ta a family in New York which has been rolling up wealth for a century which waa founder! by a man who, after achiev ing groat riches, sent back to the store a package of lacka because it oot two cenla more than he expected. Gripping, grinding and gouging in the fourth generation, and I suppose gripping' grinding and gouging in the twentieth generation. If the family trait be lcm per, teach yourself to count a hundred both ways before making an imperii nent answer, and when you write an angry letter, keep it for a week before you send it, and then burn it up. "A good many think religion i* a nod wa must give to Christ aa we pan* through the celestial gates, a* though it were a ticket we must not uas at all ex cept at the door* of heaven. "A* far AS I can lam going to inlro puce a new element .nto business/ * continued. "You bare wealth, prudence, •-an.twnv. indu-try and pr****renoe; y'j must have something mightier than all —ifcxl im-*s. You sy OndlitM l *! ii profitable in it# eternal relation#. Ye* ; there is a good deal of the religion of tlm coffin, of the hoarse, arid of the graveyard. That amount# to very little. Wliat we waul is a religion of ihehou e, the bank, the warehouse and the atom } a religion for everything we have to do with—the brain, the hand and the foot, I ton'l want to cant a slur on post-mor t-rn religion, but I do want to utilize ante-mortem religion; a religion for every month in the year; if it vrill not lat through the year it is no religion at all. "In the first place, religion is good for the phyiacal health. I don't mean to say it will reatorea broken down con stitution, or drive rheumatism fioin the limbs, or neuralgia from the temples ; but I do say the whole tendency of the Christian religion is to make a man healthy. Religion is good for the Intel" led. Many think a man becorn ng a Oliri tian enters into adwarfing process. Christianity is the central figure on the promontory where Philosophy has lighted her torch. Religion has helped |sK-try. I ,ook at Young'# 'Night Thoughts' and Milton's 'l'arsdise bust.' The religion ot Jesus Christ has done more for the intellect than anything else. If yon don't use your religion very day you are lik one having 5,000 cre* "f vuluabie wheat land who only cultivates a quarter <>f an acre. A man who gets religion at fifty gets it fifty years 100 late." " ■ ■ •- - - ■■ Miscellaneous The business faiure. for the lat seven days number for the I'nited States .'J*2, and for Canada 42. an increase of 92 over the previous week. This is the greatest number of failures reported in any week it is believed, since I*7*. Fredrick rejmrts an *KX-|utid Ches ter hog 2 years and 7 months old. Ag*<l Mr. l lrich has wo far found a'o t | Is.ft Si that his dee'd witc hid in the farmhouse lielnw Highspire. The |>oach buds in Missouri, have tiecii rained by tlie cold weather. There are OO.fMt "drummer-" in the f'tiited Htates. at salaries from #•'<*• to #lO,OOO a year and cx|erises. Sunset Cos, it is said, will write a po litical history of the country from the time of Buchanan'# administration, for which he is to be paid about #75,000. The Reading Railroad Co. is experi menting with steel ties. They are the atne sixe of the wooden tie. but are hol low. Every Itemoerat should make an ef fort to increase the circulation of fw-mo cratic journals. The Philadelphia KtJxrd advocates the whipping-post punishment for th<>*c who commit highway robbery with vio lence. Bertha Clear, of Philadelphia. Pa., who marri-d "the exhibiting skeleton,'' recently, has become insane and return- I ed home. A 75-pound seal was caught in a fish seine at New fxuidon, Conn., recently. Th ■ py, "Bella Boyd," who at the outbreak of the rebellion, 15 years of are, is the matronl* wife of Col. .John Hammond, of Texas, who dwells on a ranch near S.ut Antonio, lie was one of Stonewall Jackson's scouts in Virginia, •nd was, as may lie remembered, tarn ished to Eurofw. She has four children. The lid of the coffin of Mrs. I.ticinda Newly, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, wax about being sorewtd down for burial when the woman came to life again. Shad fishing, in the Savannah River, has la-gun. and lieo gctowti. S.C., is get ting ready for it. The house of E. N. Miller, near Nor wood, Oa., was bunnd on Wednesday. Miller's wife fainted from fright and died. A child was Isirn in Bolton, Tolland rounty, Conn., on Jan. 3, having twoex tra toes. The mother, Mrs. Pho-bo Lewi*, has hail five children. The sec ern! < in Id Had two extra fingers and ono extra toe; the fourth, two extra fingers | the fifth, two extra fingers, and two ex tra toe*. The mother has two extra fingers and the usual number of toe*. The w inter girl is only the summer girl with thicker clothe# on. She has tho same frolicsome disposition. She is just as pretty, just as piquant and jut m pleasing. The salaries of employes in the New York po#t offioe, exclusive of letter car riers. arc shown by the pay mil to b<j >.*00,000 per annum, a sum grewter by #lOO,OOO than the aggregate annual sala ries of the employes in the fleneral Post Office iH-psrtment and in th* Washington post office, A waiter In one of the hotels on Uiq Rhine at tempted, some time ago, to hang himself, but a guest of the hotel cut him down in time to save his life. The ingrnto brings suit for undue inter ference and for damage* sustained by the unauthorized cutting of the rope, which Uiti to be a new otto.