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flVrins The Somerset Herald . -wry 'Wednesday Morning ! per annum, irpald In advance: hiTwls -trill lnvrly charge 1. No sul s -riptlon will lie illscol.liuued rc.n.gcs I-ld up. notlf- us when ilcrllcr do ..apers will he Ik,, .UUe Suhrrllrrs removlii from on ' . lhcr should give us lb. f hc f0 well as thiwwiit office Adllre' Somerset Printing Company. jm.i I. stili, . Iu.iur Manager. Iti'nrs Card, 1VW will continue In practice I.. ..i. ..c.....l....' I rvl. V IMV t I. ..licinC. ali'ltcil'icni , ,L ... il... citizens rv.meriei aim ran.i.: i the o'd ldacc. a few ti ,rs east .' :L.I. Il.tfMC. ""v- U'lIXHM II. KnXTZ. T1",,1!rYJ I , Somerset. !'.. !,VI,,.V' ",t.' ti.-n te l-uiiiic'S entrusted 1" and the adjoining cuiillc' l.all.'imi. care In Mincrsoi M!i.H' in the J" jv ktf. ! il limn K l.U Un.H his professional D-uSjr. :r; IH'I HoUSC. jmi. XI, u. ,v,. K Xlll A A'M ha nerinnii' 'HtlV ...cuted 1 J ilerliti lr the .r.-.i.v -I Ms prol.st..- ,,.u.- fhsrlcs kriixgor "tore. i. at - - IV MiTK'K.-.Miin.ler II. ''..flr-th hus n-um-d the practice l ' 1" Somerset and adjoining .until -s. Mure in tin- Recorder s otlicc. Id.. To. I'lttMH. . Oll.Di'liX. "iTTuKXKIS AT IV LIW. Siicn-cl, l'a. llttrc In residence 01 ii uk. U ly. A. J. t"oliril. a -ALKXTIXK 11 A V ATTIHINIV AT LAW n.i ilinirr in rvnl r'tati. S..in'r.t. 1'a.. will i.lttii. l U Lu-in.-w cm ruU' .n.ui.tiH-fh mi'l li.lvlity. U. litr c:irv witli u. li-ly. If J. l H. 1- lUtK. ATTuKXKYS AT I . 1,AW. Nirtnenot. I'. . will praHli lu S..IU- iru-u- l I. Hkui Ik pr.Ki .'.ly atuiuliil to. nuv. 1 ly. DK. VM. 1HXIS. 1'KM'IST. S.mirrft. J'. i ittic.. Ill ilw lr..nt irt nt jail. u;. i.tsiiiT. where he can t all time In- ..unl i.n paro.l ttxli. j.l! kin.lM'1 w .rk. eli lillint.'. r aulatiuir. i i irai'tliii;. Sa: Arlitwial Uftliot nil kin. U. and "I tlie lat material, binem-il. Ail uTti.n war rnteJ. June ". ll. K.i:..lllll 4lll! IV. All I.USHH-W VII- ..l ml : nllX H.l'HU ATTI IliXKY AT LAW. St:M- i(. J'a.. will T.'inily in ten. 1 to n 11 i.uiiuei -jjtriifc't-i to linn, l.itiey a-ivaiieti u ci'iicetion 4,.. i tti m ins rifMoner. on Main street, j in. 1, TO. HMM. K1MMKK. ATTOKXMY AT LAW, t Sinep't. t'a., will atleiid ti nil liiuo eti ItUte.l t. In: eare it: S'.iiierM't au4 K.fj.iuinKT emn ti with inniirtni and Bilellty. H ro lu 'in l,.,uc IcK 1H, 'Tu ly. I I EXKYF.w:ili:LU ATTOKXEY ATLAW, I 1 mi.l Jaunty an-l 1'riiHiin Aieul, ir.i, I'. I irt.ee lu tlie 'mirt H'.u.e. Jan. ll tl. Yli. S MKYKIJS. ATTOHXK.Y AT LAW. V S-'iiierfet. l'a.. will givv ruit aiteiitinn li nil liuiiH'f entrusted" to liif i-are in Nmuerset an.l a.l).iiiiin; (M.untien. ih m I ni4 mreeU u'n fitc the resliliuiv of K.!. Scull. jy. i-ii. "TAH. A. ii MII.LKK, afVr twclv- j yiiri' nwive luetic lu Shanki'ville. liar ii. n "tiiiaiiently l.K-anl at S.iiervt l..r tlie tirae-ti-T if me.lieiiH au.l ten-lew LI in.lefr;i..naf ner vl"e t tlie eitirein nl S..iirwt aii'l vieiniiy. nllee in the tin Miitp f.fnuerly imui.I.I l.y C A. k tunnel, where he ce.li le ci'iultrl at all time, Ullles- pr.leisi.4ialy etnraueil. -N.i;lil rallf ir.4lij.tl ulll-wore.l. ilw. li. 'Tl-ly. 1 KXKPPKl!. l-hynWan an.l ! ntirt. Ilerlin. I'a. U'llt ylw r.n.t attenti.m ti all psm ei;truite.l tit his rare, tltfit one tlm west i( t he Hralher h.ie." same ax weuie.i lu retnture l.y 1 r. 1. t iickT.. 11r H. 11 iSTLKTH W A ITK TTnKXKY M at law. S'liner.. l'Mfeweauil 'usl- le-w reKjKvllulIv si.lii'itrd t.ll.i. iu.1 I unrtui.llj att.'iul- I' kNISKIi. ATTiiKXKY AT LAW. S.iuerseU retina. 'piCKKKStilLL, LYONS & Co. MAXl FAt'Tl KKItS k HEALKUS IX LOOKING GLASSES, Fine Muntle and Iter Looking Glasses and I'lcturc Frames a Sciality. 141 wtii.sTi;FKT. rirrsHiKtiH. fa. Mar 13 K KSKT PLA X I XG-.Ml LL "GOOD & JONES, Are now pniired to do nil kimls of pUnintr and liriiiulacturiu o l.ml.uiix materials FIJMIKIXO. WEATHKU-IWlAniHSsfJ. SASH AX1) ihmii:s. WIXIKiW k IHNUl FUAMKS. vkxet1an sih'wkks. i;i:a'Ki;ts. vc. Iu r-t."r.'. thhiir kihtjiMv u.-l in l t.u.I-l- All kiicl- ( -rk ! c trUr. Juivl!v;. iH JUNKS. TMi:. PVtiH. MA IX STllKKT, SOMERSET, l'A. I t manufarturc nil kinf- of SLKKMIS, Ac 1- in 'r.'ianM ti AUOXS. He will al promptly ntten.l to .ic but the HKST -M ATKKI ALwill 1 use... ; ALL WORK YVAUKANTKI). j All .k done m the latest and most approved ! !)l- s, at the LOWEST POSSIBLE I'RICES. S-imr4l, Mttrrli Oth. FalrWs Standaid S O I. 11 s Of all kinds. Ho can lul to bu . 4dv the ireuuinc. S.Ttle r.'iM.in.'d t.rou.titlv. AS ."'Also. Ii.-iirtf.iirc iiarrou.'. War... house Iru. ks. Iinr..iM Money drawers, kc. KAll.'IIANk'S MUKSE k 1i.. Mar lin ScHid Avcitue, Fittsburj;. T CUXXIXtiHAM. j " ! l'HVMrJ W AMi Si K;i;X, LAVANSV1IJ.F, I A. Nov. 11. 'Tl Bin. I r. i . iilA i, MhLX A' CO., KVXOLIS, STKKX & CO., ( lpl..i-1'.e St. t'harirn H.Hel.) 41 ooli StRi'FT, PlTTSIll Rtilf Pa., ' Importer f OiiHi,Hre and Mautifac-' tarrrtt f (ilasywarc. The uii ler-iirncd is par.-d to uo.nnia. ;ure all ' ' inir nothing but ashes and blackened TIN AX1 SIIKKTIKOX WAUE.iwuH to tell where once stood the I'nisv mart the comfortable homes keiSL, -r ,n"ti towering churches. In the history of Somerset for all HotiM riirniitliiiig C'ooIn usually ke In his line, shop one uW west of a.-l.r' More. Main Hlrrt. .S.Mu. nM-1. I'a. aug. U ly. NitAHt ASLliKl.lt. .JOIIN KOBKBTS, CAHKIAfJE MAXrFACTrUF.lt, k-avrtntniiuaiifvithcruii the vxu caw'ttients. afford- HttXiiaP "tented inhabitants all the um"!"11'"' "ti"' uj rea-uHi'ie : delights enjoyable on that delicious n ' Mav morn. How far from thought, "epairiiigdononillilHsipaK-h. and how near to reality, was that Main cm.! v l . " jonrw ives. le.p 1 1 ive ns a II a in street .i . .. 'liiitde Uoukc. leb. k IU4f. COLK, BBOOKS A CO., Produce Commission Mprrhar mci uwuiaS, , XO.ICAMl.KX STICFKT. UAIaTIfOItl, 51 1 j . Xtrlvslum strictly Commissi . u vw..i. ' Ncial ancutk given ' ' T I.' C It t m. to.. I . . ( Kelw to i M' H'M' 'im'"n- s-rsrt. j Me Mey.'lTatw'.a' t hun.y Hni. r-re,t,icu .y,,, N ...U-TI.-."--- I - 11 cAi,r. lis 1,1 1 I I. I ym xkw FUaa mikl. he new Hour MlU w fUt rf OLD ' DEXXISOX illl.I. " "enu. and i.!.rr;; . . , f "i1 . X In'prove il'KhefUu.rkei w i'l'luti l work, . I T lfice ic!d lor a km.lf ot raln. . . ALtMlXK 11AV. r VOl, XX. OIT IX THE WOO DM. 'llll'liitv-rili!" nay the little trcr-tuad, W hat' sT.ilnu to hapiieB to-day? I put's 1 had bettiT get out of tliu niad. If tle.se clilldrvn are Cuming tli.a Way." 11c vtrelehea his bind-lcga, ao luag and slim. Fur a flylnn leap to the blrory-llmb; And then he iif ien Ills ruly-red eyes At the funny .moeeallnir. In aulcnui surjiriM. llepkliKiid junil.: It is Lorry and Leu With the rest of the romping crew ; They're seumix ring over the woods again, A tid what are they going to dot To l.uil.l U a botihre, 1 do declare ! Is there nny miachief they wouldu't dare? Hut Mast lug ntutoei Is Jolly fun Y ou eat 'em aourched, and about half done ! H'hl. kety-elacV nays the saury trec-toaJ, 'What a fus you young ones mnkel I wou.'.er lfbake.. potatoes are g.odT How lung do they hare to hake? He turns to her mother-bird on her neat Four little fledging! under her breast "Ho you know, nuulani, lutit such thing'?" She shakes her head, and'jhfiutten her wings. t'hickadeelee! I K't you wish they would go? 1 am really afraid," ays she, "That some of thii-c dreadful children know I have got my nest In this tree. It's all very well for you, mjr dear; With your long k-gs you have nothing to fear; For luc of course I could easily 11 y. Hut laney leaving my darlings to die!" SI Ipiiety -slide! "There's a eoiperhcad u.rk ! Keep Alice and Lorry away !" Len picks up a stone, Syd "goes for" a stick The snake thinks he'd betu-ruut (Uty, He rapidly wriggles himself to his den. And Kkes out his tongue at the whole race of men, "Two-legged- hl.llous thtnirs! I affirm )uly to look at tht-m nukes we squirm." riticty.wliia : w hat a cloud of smoke. As tlie dancing broeu eoines near; Says the Utile lret-toa.1, "I ahull corlaiu.y choke, II I stop iu this atmosphere. I guess 1 had best h-ip a little t it higher. For I .lou t quite relish the smell of that fire. 1.1 go and enquire If Miss Katy Dld's In, And sec w hat r thinks of this racket and dlu." Fid'll.'-deo-Jce! for the toad and the snake The children, care never a whit ; They ea their sitatoes half-raw, and their cake, They itobl.le It up every ML They jump m the logs where the sunshine la warm. And brown ants and black ants lu eollef swarm; They hang on the sapliriK, and merrily swing Kackwnrd and forward, like bints on the wing. Hut illngery-ding ! lu the midst of the pfny The sound of the illnncr-l"1!. comes : Hp-klp-and-jump! they all Scamper away. An, nothdiar is left but the erutulia, Xow the bin. flutters down, and tlie snake wrig gles out ; The ior little tnv-toad goes dipping aliout ; They eat up the iraif. and declare they are good. And bright shines the sun on t be merry green wood. SOMERSET! Great Fire of May 9, 1812. A Detailed Description of the Dis i aster. Fnrtii the t'umlierlaud Pally News Snmcrsetjs the county seat of Som erset county. Pa. It is a very old tow n, having Ix-en settled more than a century ago. It is located near the jriTr all irif fiiiini v 111 wit niifiar fir ...... .... , v a pooti gn. u.lUra. ano grazing re- wipttrat.d from tbf.ir ,((in.nts ttli gion. the surrounding country, fork' nnt .h :,.,-.,.- to i he air nines i in extent, being the most valu- I alile part of the county, with, per. 1 imps, the cx-cp.,...i oi the Meters' j Mills reg.on. The tow n is eligibly f situated upon a regularlv sloping hill i ... arlv a mile across either wa v. The main or buiiirss jortion of the town, was intiiieliat-Iv about the toi or central part of the lull, and consist-j cd chiefly of-good brick buildings, I two or three stories in heihth. Thej business of the place was mostly of a mercantile i;ature, although there were several wagon shops, a foundry and a few other workshops. Tfce law business of the county has al ways lieen extensive, and the legal profession is well and ably represent ed in Somerset. Tlie town is distant from Cumber land by the old stage road about thirl v-eio-lit miles and bv rail fiftv-ix -, ' s;, w w.nu,ri.:nn f jl. i Pittsburgh i Connellsville Railroad, and the Somerset branch road from it junction with the former road at I '! Mineral Point (eight miles south of j Somerset), the old wagon road is al inost deserted, and the rattling, lum- lst i ing stage-coach that for a half cen tury connected our town with Som erset, is now no more and the iron horse swiftly conveys passengers and mails U-tween the two point. . The population of Somerset at the lust census wasalsout twelve hundred souls. The inhabitants are noted for their industry, intelligence and hos pitality. A majority of its citizens were considered "well off" with this worM's comforts and iiossessions; and 'U - ing thus able, their homes were ...11 riifitil...il i,-itl, fliA lnriiiuMi an.l U'onvenieiiees that wealth could af- ford, and few plcasantcr and hand W,, - M"r t,w,1' han Somerset lately was are to ik- lounu in tins country. But the fair and much loved place w as doomed to the devastating blight j of the fire demon, which, in passing over its fairest proportions, mowed swathe tif desolation and ruin, leav- future time, Thursday, the 9th day of May, 1871, w ill Ihj recorded as the date of the most memorable event connected with the town. On that beautiful, bright spring morning, the sun arose in splendor, and the balmy air, ladened with the perfume of the many blooming flowers and blossom- ItWP tlaaai'iJ tl-nfttJ-t iL-wl-.w.w faaMaHn. j morning's repast as the family break I fast table the last ever to be enjoyed in the dwellings that had solongshel j tertd the happy inmates homes en !deared to them bv childhood's asso- tiutious and manhood's ties roofs uiniei on u lui y jiuu oecii uuril, BUU W'hers thev tiiiiiiil ii cmrirl oil vlieir days on earth. Fair Somerset at that 1 ..... .. . .. : ..t v. ..:An i .1 , 1 glittered in toe mornings sun, pre- i scutcd a picture of Ijeauty and con- ....... . ...1 r. . 1 n-iiijueiit, uiiu us its uusy inmaiea w-ut aljout their daily occupations in t,M'ir usual ,l('rfu, """"er, the scene was cfiiniilcte, and all that could le- desired. ! Toward. noon a w arm south-west wind began to blow, but farther than raising dust within the streets, it dis commoded nolKidy, and the afternoon dnw on as pleasantly as the morning had passed. Whilst persons were engaged in their usual quiet way, and least of all not thinking of any danger, they were, at half past 3 p. m., rudely aroused by the cry of fire. On hastening to the place from whence Binoke was seen arising, it was discovered that the stable le longing to Mr. Francin Weimcr, situ ated iu the rear of his premises in the 8outh-western part of the town, near Keini & Co. 's foundry, was on fire. As the flames increased the high wind which blew from the south west carried sparks and burning cin ders over towards other buildings, at once creating a general alarm for the m . m 11.. ..I I.A saieiv 01 a iroou.v poniou tu iu tow u. But no person w as prepared for what was to follow, the one small fire apparatus, the "indeieud ent," wasbroaght to the vicinity and its suction placed in a well and water drawn and thrown ujKn adjoining buildings, where the fire was now raging and gaining headway. The flames increased and the wind hurled burning brands far over amidst other buildings, and one or two houses and several stables were on fire within five minutes from the time the alarm was first given. Seeing volumes of smoke arising, and kuowing the gale of wind prevailing, cvervbodv in the town began flocking to the scene of dunger, few, if any jhtsous remain ing at their homes. Although huu dreds of people were gathered in the vicinity of the fire, with pails of wa ter and the fire apparatus, their ef forts were as futile as an infant's to stop the fiery elements, w hich, fed by the highly combustible material in the stables and dry wooden buildings then on fire, sent burning brands in to the very heart of the town. It was soon ierceived that no earthly power could arrest the flames, and a general panic followed. Frightened eoplc rushed iu every direction the wildest commotion pre vailed, and for a while the people were almost paralyzed with fear. Men rushed hither and thither iu the vain hope of saving some of their ef fects, or those of their friends. The flames grew larger and larger, the air was filled with brands of fire, and house after house became ignited. On! on! sped tint demon! now here! now there! new flames shot up, and leaping far away would wrap build ings on opposite sides of the street in fiery embrace. Persons who had left their homes to assist others who were supposed to be in more danger, on looking back would find their own houses in flames. Thus the confla gration raged and spread its devas tating folds, until scores of houses were a mass of Ere and the scene be came a pandemoniu.y. Consterna tion seised the pc,onle, Jiien ran as w ild, and women children wen fleeing in' all -irVtiwns. Mothers with hulica in their arma were tlirii'L-- ind frir thi'ir fit her ehUrlren nrwl nin-'of . ning for their lives little ones were i u . t i1ut;;,i, ftS , terrific hurricane, and it 8,01m.(, that to us0 thft wordrt of . ..L,.n ittit.lf was jet loose." , . . ... "" ntl vnr,ed "T tlT, ,ttt,rn! emotions of men revealed as the fact ls-came apparent that the eastern por tion of the town was doomed. Some could look upon -their burning prop erty with a silent stolidity, others could not but bemoan their loss, while Lusky voice and trickling tear of some ln'tokened the deep feeling felt as the fire wrapped their fond homes in its cruel embrace. Whilst some men had the presence of mind to secure a few of their valuables, others were at .a loss what to do, and ran about in an aimless manner, seizing in their fren zied grasp the very things of least value to carry them out of reach of the fire. One man rushed into his dwelling in this manner, and seizing a crock of milk carried it outside the belt of fire, leaving his money and everything else valuable in the house to burn. As the fire spread the air became so hot that houses were ig nited from the heat alone, and brick buildings as rapidly disapjicared from view as wooden ones. It was im possible for men to get within the belt of fire to attempt to save any thing in houses still seen standing. The whole area of aliout thirty acres was abandoned, but so close were the flames that many jwrsons were badly scorched in their flight, and in some instances the clothing of women and children were set on fire as they hur ried through the streets and alleys. With returning reason, men set to work with most heroic determination to save what buildings they could and arrest the progress of the fire in all tossible directions. It was only by the most daring and superhuman ef fort that the Barnet House, the Court House, a fine residence belonging to W. J. Baer, Esq., the residence of E. Scull, Esq., and several other build ings were saved. Farmers surround ing the town in view of the great smoke hastened to the scene and lent their assistance. Wherever a house near the belt of fire was endangered, men mounted to the roofs and cover ed them with wet carpets, blankets and bed quilts. At some places lines of men, and women, too, were form ed and buckets of water passed from band to band to those upon the houses. And it was this way alone that saved the remaining portion of Somerset Nobly most nobly did a majority of the men and women work; many a deed of daring and heroic sacrifice was done. No pen can record the many creditable acts performed. Some will be treasured up in grateful remembrance others will pass into forgetfulness. For two hours the conflagration raged with unabated fury, when bv a change in the wind, and for want of more houses to feed upon, the flames began to les sen and the worst was over. Men who had worked with the strength of giants, now that a further danger was past, began to feel a weakness or their over taxed powers. Enquiries began to be made for missing friends, and everybody set about hunting up the members of their resjiective fami lies, and at last the joyful discovery was made that all lives were safe. With all the tumult and devasta tion, no person had been lost, wnicu was one great comfort in summing up the result By six in the evening the fire had subsided, and the women and children who had fled to the sur rounding fields began returning into the desolated town. Those persons, whose houses had been spared bunt-; y. o in ed up their friends amongst this home less, and took them to le kindly cared for. The Court House having been saved, its doors were oened to the sufferers, and many took occasion to find shelter for the night within it walls. The track of the fire was a deso lating scene. All of the best part of the town was a smouldering heap of ashes and ruins. here but a few hours before tood a handsome house, filled with all the comforts of life, there remained nothing now but por tions of the blackened walls or a sol- ; itary chimney. Standing ujkii the west side of the iianioi.il, looking eastwardly, one saw nothing but broken, blackened, toppling walls, and charred trees and shrubbery. The beautiful yards surrounding many of the residences were now the sad dest of the sad sights; even the trees were burnt, and their bare and black ened trunks stood like silent sentinels broodiug over the scene. The flow ers were blighted and the tender grass was seared. As the night advanced the worn out people disapjH'arcd from about the smoking ruins and sought some : place to lie for rest. Ueds were placed upon the floors of those of the residents who had them, and the wea ried ones sought repose. Some slept in the court-house, some in stables, and even some in fence comers, but the majority were provided for in the houses left standing. The scene of desolation at night was awfully un impressive; the flickering flames from still burning piles cast spectral shad ows over surrounding object, and as the flare would light up the ruins of some loved home, the picture was complete to make a weird scene of devastation and sorrow, only to be found in the wake of the fire demon's track. With the coming morn the citizens arose with feelings far differ ent from those of the preceding day; and gathering about the still smoking ruins gazed listlessly upon the sad ami dreary sight Here and there were eroups gazing at the ruins of their homes with such feelings as only those similarv situated could nortrav. The work of the fire king had Wn com- plete, and within the compass burned not a building of any description had leen left. The fire, as Itefore stated, started at Francis Weimer's stable, aliouttwo hundred yards west of the diamond, and, then spreading right and left, as far as the second house below Widow Ankeny's, under the hill, although a house fariher east, at the turn of the road, last at the edge of town, lR'longing to and occupied by Widow Finnesy, was burned. Southwardly the fire was stayed on the south side of Union street, but burning everything on the north side the street lselow Mr. rrank J. ! Kooser's resilience. From the start ing point it spread northwardly to the liarnet House, and thence through the ! diamond to the Lutheran Church, and thence castwardly to the house below Mr. R Wt'vond's residence, tiecnpied ...1 1 .. il w.fi.l l. ai ine time iv me aiernnuisi .Minis ter, Rev. Stewart. From these points not a single thing in left uuburned, the w hole area' anout thirty acres, is one mass of ashes. It is astonishing how everything combustible was burned up. Noth ing but earth could withstaud the great heat. An estimate made by a gentleman familiar with the place as it was, puts the nuniVr of buildings consumed at one hundred and seven teen, fifty-one of which were occupied as dwellings. The loss to some of the sufferers is almost incalcuable in some instances, as the accumulations of a life time were in a single hour totally destroyed. The many household treasures, keepsakes, books, clothing, and a hundred other things upon w hich a priceless value was set, cannot be re stored. The loss of projKTty which can lie valued in money, is estimated $750,000, on which there is not more than $75,000 of an insurance. The majority of the property-holders arc able to stand the loss, but to a large proportion of the remainder, trades people, ' mechanics and laborers the loss falls very hard indeed, as in ma ny instances all poscssions were their swept away, and while a few hundred dollars would perhaps cover the cost of the same, the owners cannot afford theexpenseof restoration, as numbers of them have families dependentjupon them for supjiort. To these help is now necessary. List - of losses the following list gives the names of some of the suf ferers and buildings burned.: The dwellings of Messrs. Hunt seek er and Baer, the grocery store of W. W. Davis A Bro., cabinet shop of W. B. Coffroth, with his fine block on Main street, including Flick's Wash ington House and the Odd Fellow's Hall; I). S. Knee's hotel; Samuel Pile's dwelling house ; Noah Case beer's tinware establishment ; store and dwelling of A. J. Casebeer A Co.; Sayers & Conover's hotel, the Boss House ; and the finest establish ment in the place, that of Knable & Patton ; J. H. Miller's stove store; the postofuce, kept by Mrs. Ogle ; the banking house and dwelling of M. A. Sanner & Co.; the Glade House, a large hotel ; the dwellings of H. F. Schell, F. J. Kooser, Dr. E. M. Kim mel and Mrs. Wilson ; Mrs. Chorpen ning, Neff and (Jeorge Chorpenning; the drug store of Dr. A. O. Miller. Heffley A Bro's clothing store ; G. W. Benford's drug store ; J. II. Zimmer man's shoe store ; the Baer Mansard block, including the library and pho tograph gallery of W. II. Welfley ; the large grocery store of C. F. Rhoads A Co., the banking house of Schell A Kimniell ; G. B. Parker's store, and the entire block ending with the Lutheran church, also the law offices of A. J. Colborn, Samuel Gaither, VaL Hay, W. H. Postlewhaight and others ; Marshal's and Pisel's store and Goodchild's watch and jewelry establishment, and the dwelling of Mr.- Stutzman ; the variety store of Mrs. J. S. Hinchman ; A. Dennison's saddlery establishment ; the dwell ings of II. C. Berits, J. O. Eimmel, John Knable, Cyrus Meyers, Mrs. Ankeny and Mrs. Samuel Bricker, the fine large building occupied by H. C. Beritz, J. F. Blymyer, A. H. Coffroth, J. It. Pugh, County Super intendent, and the elegantly furnish ed lodge room of the Masonic frater nity ; Mrs. M. D. Tredwcll's millinery store and a barber shop, and Mr. set ar ESTABLISHED, 18 3 SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, awL. Isaac Hugos' dwelling ; both newspa per office, the Herald and Democrat, with their pVesscs and material, were destroyed, and the Presbyterian church and the dwellings of Michael Keifer.and D. S. Weyand, and engine house fend other buildings belonging to parties the owners' names of which we could not learn at the time. The many incidents of the fire worthy of mention would fill a volume. There were many hair breadth escapes and many daring deeds. Men risked their lives to save the property of others, and in several instances their work was successful, particularly so in the. row of frame buildings in the , vicinity of Mr. Simpson's residence on. Union street, and at the Iiarnct House,; and a fine dwelling , Belonging to Mr. W. J. Burr and jUio Court-house, and also at the large 'brkk house under the hill on Main street The scorched and char red sides of these buildings tell too plainly of the intense heat to which they were subjected ; they each were on fire at least twenty times, but for tunately men with pails of water rap idly passed up to them on the roofs put out the flames, as also in all other eases iu their respective vicinity to wards the west , Had the Barnet House, and the tow of frame build ings mentioned, burned, the conflagra tion would doubtless have extended to the remainder of Somerset One of the first rays of encourage ment the stricken people received was the arrival early in the. morning after the fire f a wagon load of bread and revisions from, tha good people of Berlin a neighboring town, about nine miles ditaiTJL- This wagon was followed soon by, others from the sur rounding vicinity and it was not long before a commissary department was set up in the Town Hall room of the Court-house and the needy were sup plied with, food lA ' In the afternoon of Friday a town meeting of citizens was called at the Court-house for the purpose of making arrangements fur the relief of the sufferers. Hon. JJudge J. W. Kowc was called to the chair, and D. J. Brubaker and G Walter, Esqs., ap- p'inted Vice Presidents, and Hon. W. II. Sa.uier and Elias Cunningham, Esqs., appointed Secretaries. Among the proceedings the following resolu tions were unanimously passed. Heaved, That Edward Scull, Esq., Hon. W. II. Koontz, and Hon. Isaac Hugushe a committee to prepare an address to the public detailing the true character of the calamity that has befallen us, and th extent of the loss. Jiesolved, That a committee of five be appointed, whose duty it shall be to receive all contributions and distri bute the same, and that they have power to appoiut such sub-committees as may lie required, and that M. A. Sanner, "DanieL Wevand, Edward Scull, A. J.. Colborn and A. II. Cof froth, Es(fs.,-be said committee. ' Revoked, That thts thaiiks of the people of stricken . borough be tendered to fhiCrinlu" -citizens of Ber lin borough for the instantaneous and well-timed relief which they brought us. Resulted, That all the jolicy holders and resident insurance agents meet in the Court-house to-morrow at 10 o'clock a. in. for the purpose of ascer taining the exact amount of insur ance. Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that inasmuch as the county buildings and records have been saved by the citizens of the bor ough, that the Commissioners should make an appropriation of $50,000, re lying upon the endorsement of the peopje for their action. Mr. Geo. Charles, one of the editors of the Cumltcrland Daily News, was introduced to the meeting. Mr. Charles stated that he had come sim ply as a reporter for his paper, but that he could say to the people of Som erset tfiat the people of Cumberland had heard of the disaster that had be fallen the fair town of Somerset, and that, as ueighbors and friends, his peo ple felt a deep sympathy for the strick en ones, and that he was assured by the Mayor and several of the Coun ciliuen, ujon the eve of his departure, that a town meeting would be called for the purpose of raising a fund for their relief; that he wished the Relief Commute would place themselves in communication with Mavor Piatt, of Cumberland, and let him know what was most needed, and he felt assured the citizens of Cumberland would res pond nobly. Mr: Holsinger, of the Dale City Chrutlan Comjxmion, also made simi lar remarks for the residents of his town, pledging that the people of the Me vers' Mill region would liberally contribute to the relief of the sufferers. The meeting then adjoerned to meet again on the following afternoon. By Saturday morning the commis sary department in the Court-house, under the charge of Mr. Hertz Kicser, was well provisioned, and Mr. Keiser dispensed the food and other supplies to the callers ladies and children, many of whom came with baskets: . On Saturday forenoon Mr. M. A. Sanner received an encouraging tele gram, of which . the following is a copy : Johnstown, Pa., May 10th. Draw at sight for $1 ,000. Hope to do much Wtter at public meeting to night II. 1. Roberts, Cashier. Assurances of help from other places were received during the day, and the people began to reel more hopeful for the future. The large iro i safes of the bankers, Messrs. M. A Sanner A Co. and Messrs. Schell A Kimniell, were found cool enough to be handled at about 10 a. m. on Saturday, and these gentle men proceeded to open them. All money in charge of these banking houses had been safely carried to a secure place, but all the valuable pa pers had been placed in the safe. In Messrs. banner & Co.'s safe the con tents were found in good preservation and in Messrs. Schell A Kimmell's they were also in good condition ex cept those coming in contact with the vafliisheu sides of. the shelving. Safe makers shohld stick a pin here. and never varnish the inside portion of a fire-proof safe, as in the case above alluded to it might have destroy ed the contents of the safe, and but for the varnish every paper would have come out all right During Friday morning fome boys 7. JUNE 5. 1872. , , going aliout the burned district came too close to a tottering chimney, and it fell upon one of the boys named Parker Kimmell, a brother to one of the editors of the Herald ; Parker was hurt very seriously, and at first sup posed fatally, but on Saturday morn ing he was said to be recovering and thought to be out of danger. Mr. Cyrus Meyers, while assisting a friend to remove effects from his house, hung his coat, containing over $300 in money, upon an apple tree. A short time afterward he discovered his coat had caught on fire and was consumed, together with the money, and in addition his own dwelling was in flames and he was delayed by walls of fire from reaching his burning home. lion. W. II. Sanner had just count ed out $125, and was about deposit ing it at one of the banking houses, when, hearing the cry of fire, he laid the money . in a desk and ran to the scene of conflagration. In a few min utes the fire had spread with such rapidity that he was unablo to get back to where he had left his money and it was consumed. Ewery lawyer(except A. J. Col born.Esq.,) having his office within the burned district lost his entire li brary, ooks and papers. Mr. Col Wn's books were saved by his two Sons carrying them in time to the cemetery. During the night after the fire, the telegraphic instrument wnich was saved from the fire was placed urwin the head of a barrel in the street, and communication opened with Pitts - burch. when that city and other places were telegraphed the news of. the disaster. Subsequently, on Fri day morning a store box in the street was improvised for a table for the magnetic instrument, but that was shortly afterwards abandoned, and the instrument placed in the window of W. J. Baer's private office, where it was kept in ceaseless operation until Sunday morning. " Great praise is due the handsome lady operator. Miss Annie Lyons, for her untiring perseverance in forwarding and re ceiving dispatches. She was greatly assisted in her arduous work by Mr. William Mier, but for whom Miss Lyons would have been over-tasked, and perhaps have been less fortunate in keeping open communication with the rest of the world. The News re turns thanks to both these operators for promptness in forwarding dispatch es toour paper. And while speaking of thanks, we take occasion to return our most grateful acknowledgements and considerate wife for attentions paid our reporter during his stay in ded. The sufferers are in a sense our hecs' political views, but the idea that I would be supported by the entire liem Somerset. Thcra are other persons j next door neighbors, and we are en- he is a man who has any principles ! ocratic vote and the whole Cincinnati ;. IU nlai-nlnu'linm K id a! inrleht. ed for kind atttentions and a willing- ness to render favors. Thro we" -any incidents coming to our knowledge of acts "Vm'trfy'Sr-k record had we but the time and space! to include them in this article, but our account having grown to considera length, we are compelled to close without saying many other things we desired to mention. NrrrEaixo boxekset! The Tew la Aahea. Thursday, May the 9th, 1872, was a day of dire disaster to the lieautiful town of Somerset On that day the demon of fire laid the hand of des truction upon the place and almost blotted it out of existence. In com pany with a number of others we visited the ruins, several days after the fire, and beheld a sight such as we never saw before. Where once stood the fair town, with her industrious and hospitable people, now can be seen nothing but devastation and ru in. Where once flourished the busi- ncss, the wealth and prosperity ot thej and hundreds of suffering and iiu place. the ghost of the red demon sits f noverished men. women and children gloating over his work of devastation The work of the fire fiend is most thorough and complete. No instance portion to the dimensions of the two in the annals of destructive fires can j towns and the wealth of their respec compare with that of Somerset The tivc populations, the loss of Somerset fire at Chicago, the most terrible on is perhaps equal .to that of Chicago, record, destroyed not a half, nor a and the Buffering of those who have third even, it is said, of the property been burned out of house and home of that city, while at Somerset, inside is not less. Somerset is in ashes ! of two hours and a half, more than ! Half of the tow n burned! Loss one two thirds of the value of the place was reduced to ashes. It is pretty well settled that the fire originated from sparks that flew from the foundry into a stable close by in which there was hay and straw. A bundle of straw first took fire. The owner of the stable on discovering the fire in the mow ran up and attempted to throw out the bundle, but as the band had been burned in two, he was unsuccessful, and the fire was scatter ed over the mow, and in a moment the contents of the stable were ablaze. When the first fire broke out the wind was blowing a perfect gale, which was increased in intensity with the fire. In less than five minutes from the time that the alarm of fire was first given, a dozen of buildings were on fire. With terrible effect the flames now leaped from building to building, and seized upon everything of a com bustible nature. House after house went down with frightful rapidity, and the inmates were compelled to flee for their lives. Whole blocks were swal lowed up in an instant in a terrible whirlpool of flames. All attempt to arrest the progress of the devastating fire proved powerless. Consternation and terror reigned .supreme. The heart of the stoutest men grew faint, and women and children were running for their lives and screaming in the agony of their despair. Men would rush to assist their neighbors in try ing to save their property, and on looking back would find their own dwellings in flames. Homes with all their attractiveness, their valued con tents, the fine shrubbery around, the product of years, of toil and attention, were consumed like stubble before the fire. Nothing could be saved. The air above and the earth beneath were filled with the devouring element Elegant furniture, and household goods of every description were carri ed out in the streets only to be licked up by the flames. Instances were frequent where goods took fire in the arms of persona attempting to save them, before they could be carried across the street Persona who were worth their thousands in the morning who had elegant homes for themselves and their families, were houseless and penniless by night, with not even a coat to shelter their backs. - 'if'- -. -rf oral cl is variously estimated at The loss from eight hundred thousand ,to million. It certainly cannot be much less. The wealth of the town is al most entirely destroyed. All the stores of every description, except one, all the hotels, but one, two bank ing houses, all the lawyers' offices, the two printing offices, two churches the Presbyterian and the Lutheran are in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty buildings, fifty-two of which were dwellings and stores, and which cov- ered an area of about thirty acres, are now a mass of ashes. It must be re memliercd, also, that comparatively nothing was saved from these build ings. This must be accounted for from the fact, testified to by all who witnessed the conflagration, that in less than thirty minutes from the time the fire broke out, frcrtf building that tptw destroyed was on fire and beyond redemption. The amount of insur anec is about $100,000. Somerset has certainly received "baptism of fire," and a terrible one it has ueen. The business of the place is paralvzed ; but the people are not despondent. What is most ur - gently needed is aid material aid, from home and abroad. ith the proper encouragement, Suncrset will, il ft e . ,t. Phfenix like, rise from her ashes, strengthened, and more l.cautiful than evcr. Without such aid she will lie utterly powerless for the next halfj century to stand where she stood on ; the morning of the ninth of May A volume could be written of the ! Somerset fire ; of the many incident. ! aud hair breadth escapes ; of the ma- n' heroic deeds or her brave men and women, but the limited space allotted lo. us, in this issue, forbids. We would, however, especially impress Lour people with the tact that we owe an imperative duty to our suffering neighbors. Let that charity which "covers a multitude of sins," actuate us in our contributions to alleviate the distress of the uufortuneate peo- i pie of Somerset. Bedford Gazette. It is creditable to our eitizens that they are acting so promptly to relieve the" sufferers by the Somerset fire. The committee appointed to solicit aid will meet to-day. Considerable sums have alreadv been raised, and it is to be hoped that the contributions will continue to be liberal and prompt, The farmers of the surrounding coun - try are sending in provisions, aud what .would le most acceptable from ibecn bought over by Grant, and one us is money and clothing, along with member crying out "Turn your face provisions. To the timely and pathet- j to the White House.aml get your re i anneal bv General Koontz. pub-1 ward." We have never admired the lished herewith, nothing need lie ml- i tirelv eertain that thev Will not look to us iu vain in their hour of distress, Cotninereial May, 4. . THESO. EKSET FIKK. When a'sudden and direLJ cftlam-j nity tails upou any portion of our f- low-citizens, whether they In- m our midst or afar off. Christianity and philanthropy both teach that the heart's warmest sympathy of those who escaped should go out toward tnem, expressed not inworusoiu, . . ; 1 . I 1 ... m deeos. nen c uicago ia iu asn- g3 Wood gn, MurrLw.v whoae es, the sympathy of half the civilized 1, t th rea , for, and world won i expressed in remittances of k ll05.e enmity thev will find in the food, clothing, and money by null- U run m0'st dntfl.roU!lf but men ions for relief. . And it was right. ; ,ike Mr Vo)rhees, w ith whom pob'ti Then the citizens of Harr.sburg . , nn. na or nnt ..,. f opened their hearts and their purse and contributed liberally. They did well. What will they do now for the relief of suffering fellow-citizens of their own State? Chicago was thousand miles off in another State. Now a once flourishing town in our own State is in ashes half of it destroyed driven to the country, dependent on charity for shelter and food. In pro- million,-of dollars! The suffering people, driven to the country for bread an3 shelter ! Now w hat is to be done ? In the case of Chicago the citizens of Harrisburg were liberal. In the case of Somerset will they be less so ? We suggest that the Mayor call a meeting of the citizens for relief of the Somerset Sufferers. Any contri butions left at this office will be ac knowledged through the Telegraph and sent to the proper persons at Som erset who arc appointed to receive-all contributions from abroad. Harris burg Telegraph, May 14. Te the Prablie. At a public meeting held at the court house, in the borough of Som erset, on Friday, the tenth day of May, A. D., 1872, the undersigned were appointed .a committee to pre sent to the public a brief statement of the terriblo disaster inflicted upon our town by the recent destructive fire, and appeal for aid iu behalf of our suffering people In discharging this duty, we will endeavor to couvey a faint idea of the fearful calamity, in as few words as possible. About 4 o'clock on Thursday, May 9th, a fire broke out in the western part of the town; a fierce wind was blowing at the time, and all efforts to check the flames proved futile. In less than two hours this once beautiful town was laid in ashes. The extent of ground over which the destructive el ement raged is about thirty acres in the central part of the town, includ ing all the stores and hotels, save one of each ; all the banks and offices, in cluding the two printing offices, all business places exce pt the public build ings. One-third in area of the solid ily built and nearly the entire busi ness part of the town is in ruins, and certainly three-fourths of the wealth of the place Is utterly destroyed. The fire raged with such relentless fury that the terror-stricken people had to fieo for their lives, and conse quently but little of persoual property was saved. Indeed, many escaped with no other clothing than that upon their person at the time. To a large number of the sufferers it is a total loss ofejvcrything they possessed.and they are left houslesa, homeless, with- r fy NO. 51. 1 out a thing in the vorld and deju - nd a tent on tne puonc ior oreau. wtners, upon whom the calamity i. not so He- vere, are greatly in need of aid to en able them to take another start in the I battle of life, The loss will not fall far short of a million of dollars, and demand desperate remedies, and the the total amount of insurance will j case of the Democratic party is eer not exceed one hundred thousand tainly desperate. It was somewhat dollars. Generous public, that in the past ; has responded so nobly to the cry for help from foreign lands, ami to the appeals of our countrymen w ho have suffered like direful calamities, we call And it is that very nomination which upon you in behalf of this suffering now inclines the Democratic party to but hopeful people fur aid mbdanr ward him. General Blair is under Hal aid. Your charities will confer a stood to have worked zealously for the lasting favor upon them, and we sin- result at Cincinnati. Many Demo-, cerelv hope that in the exercise of i cratic papers have declared for Mr. your liberality and generosity, it will I lie like the quality of mercy. not i strained, but twice blessed, blessing him that gives and him that takes."! Michael A. Sanner, Esq., of Som- erset, Pennsylvania, is the treasurer i of the relief committee, to whom con- tributions can be sent, ED WA RD SCU LL, i WM. II. KOOXTZ, ISAAC II ISAAC lH-liL J, Committee. Loiiimitt-e. I """""""" I The VMrkM Speech W faavt the lav. Hmf j " ; ji l.,,.,. (;h,br vi' fr Voorhees ha spoken in pua-'e that will hot be mistaken, lan- aill( the thinking men in the great Demo-! "iat i"1' lailure or the Democratic ton cratic party will ponder well ! vention to indorse him might effect his words before they allow them-' hi." Mr. Wood drew the moral 'selves to be won over bv the sophis- f tr;V!J amj arts 0f political intrigue that i.av.P characterized the Cincinnati movement. Even to the Democratic eTM 0f the honorable tre ntleman from Indiana the policy ami course of th present administration, when compar ed with the history and doctrine of Mr. Greeley present themselves in such a light that Mr. Voorhees' de scription of them was sufficient to bring out loud applau.M from his pi- j litical opponents. In fact, in words j of our Washington special, w as the j "most remarkable political sensation ! Adams would paralyze the party en of the season ;" it can but have a de-! thusiasm, upon which so much de moralizing effect on the friends of the P, n,'s 5 while Mr Adams himself new movement. i would be seriously weakened if he The New York JW savs: I w",re the regular Democratie eandi- The sneech was treated bv the on- date. Many would have voted for j j-osition members in the silliest possi- i . i. i ble way. the sreneral drift of their re - ! marks "being that Mr. Voorhees had doctrinaire extremity of Mr. Voor- fur sale 1 to ridiculous for wrioiw ar. j gument If Ae does vote and advises ! hs followers to vote, as he hints he mav iu certain contingencies, for Grant Pear ne wt-re thejormal Democratic it will be from a sincere conviction candidate. Republicans would under that honesty and consistency require and that the necessary bargains that Lim to use rven that extreme means !of otiosiii!i- the Cincinnati nominee The consternation caused in the LWrmj , , , ,.lllmns of Tl .,,. by what the supporters of Mr. Gree ley affect to consider his treason, is very natural. A little more such treason will seriously endanger their call!iC For it is n0 su,h cftnip fol. j .mvb --a T-rav vi.'ivil'.' v Hvt mm aa. we v s,'tr V m bargain and sale, but of deep-rooted belief. He has many of the qualities of a real leader. He represents, thor- oughly, the fundamental principle which lies at the Democratic creed, and which has such a vital force that it has managed yet to survive all at tempts to kill it The distrust of cen tralization, the profound lelief in the eternal presumption which lies against government interference, the convic tion of the superiority of the law s of nature tp the laws of men these are the ideas w hich still gives vitality to the party, and these are the ideas which Mr. Voorhees conceives and expresses. A Washington dispatch to the World says : The speech of Mr. Voorhees yester day continues to be the subject of talk to-day, and the friends of Mr. Greeley arc busily inquiring, "What will be" the effect of it?" It is well understood here to lie the opinion of Mr.' Kerr, of Indiana, that the Demo cratic party cannot, without dishonor to itself and great injury to the coun try, accept Mr. Greeley as its candi date (jT President la Faushiera a fool. A popular writer savs : But fashion know s nothing of beauty, cares noth ing for beauty. Fashion sets aside in the most summary manner all at tempts of nature to interfere with, hin der, or baffle her. It takes no aceount of native beauties, native defects- It i no respecter of persons; that, at least, must be said in it favor. Cla ra has rather a lone- neck. Claribel a very short one- What does fashion care about that ? Deep collars or broad j ties are all the go, and poor Claribel's head seems to start direct from her shoulders- She looks absurd ; but all her friend would tell her she looked still more so if she were out of the fash ion. Long bodies and short skirts suddenly come in, and woe to the wo men whose bodies arc longer than their members. They must cxagerate a natural defect in defen-nce to the omnipotent edicts of fashion. Skirts all at once expand in every direction and become as long as they are broad. Ladies who never step from their car riages save into a house or a shop.car ry a couple of yards of silky tail be hind them. Why cannot individual women make a stand once for all, and say each in turn, "I have found out what suits me. I am tall, or short, or middle-sized, slim, stout, or dumpy. This new fash ion of your makes me look a fright I have studied the matter now for some little time, and I have hit off to a hair the style of dress which most become me, which sets me off to the best advantage, which does me most justice, and all the modistes in the world shall not persuade me to make a guy out of myself." Just look at the advantage of such a course. Three glorious good things would at once flow from it We should have beauty, variety and economy. TUB Br XOCBATIC rvXYEXTI-a. The IVniocratifr Convention bm la-en called to meet at Baltimore on i the th of July, and there is a ercat th ai of speculation as to its probable action. Th- oiietion i whether it will ratify the Cincinnati nomination. It is a question which mates man rub his eves as he read it. Will the Democratic party nominate Hoi act Greelet for President ? Are we to hear Democratic orators aravelv de manding purity of administration and and advocating Horace Greelve ? The inevitable laugh woujd seem to lie dangerous to the chance of suc cess. e are indignantly told, how ever, that a candidate cannot be laughed down. Very possibly. Bat j whoever should see a hne-e banner - hanaring from Tammany Hall and in- -enheu, "itegular democratic nomin- at ion; for President, Horace Greeler flf w Virlr may at last be per- m.ueu to smile. We are aware that desperate cases so when it thought of nominating Mr. Chase in 1 8fi8. But Tammany would not have thought of him had he been alreadv nominated as a Republican of any kind, as Mr Greeley has been. Greeley. Privately every body baa heard the most orthodox Democrats ' cry, Hurrah for Greeley!" The World insists that at least until he is nomiaated it may argue that he ought . not to be. as if su pectin a resistless tendency in its party to accept him as a candidate. And that excellent Democrat, Mr. Benjamin Wood, fa miliar to all New Yorkers for bis ua- triotic devotion and absorbing pas- sion for the purification of politics, re- ' marked at a meeting of a Democratic , , . , , club, when wartnly praising Mr. I Greeley, that "in Tin interview he im- : plieitlv stated to me that he would ,,ot leave the field because of any i nomination made at Philadelphia, but ,hut ' r"nd Mr. Greeley implied. ,hat the Democrat did not accept him he would probably turn them over to sure defeat. The Democratic Convention can nominate regular Democratic candi date, or it may select a man like Mr Charles Franci Adams, who has no strong party sympa'bic, or it may ratify Mr. Greeley's nomination, or it may decide to make no nomination. The last course would be a formal disoslution of the party, and will hard ly be adopted. To nominate Mr. i "'M had he been nominated at t in- ! cinnati w ho would ! u'-d,:'r the nevr circumstances. '-' ' 1 fc kvu aj alllll k iii-ui'i .a t . uiivir l vcr uvuiiu,,4 by the DemiH-ratie Convention, he would not be so a candidate as many suppose. The theory of hi strength in that position is, that he dlSaneCtiOn. But tDl SCeiUS 10 US a misapprehension. The great bulk of his Republican support would disap- must follow such a nomination to mate its success even probable would be a betrayal of their principles irilJt?2W. -!?. publican withdrew, the nomination of a Republican by the Democratic Convention could only be interpreted as a virtual dissolution of the party. Its conservative element would in a body support the certainty of prosper ous stability with General Grant rath er than the wild chaos of the future upon which the election of Mr. Gree ley would usher the country. The Democratic Convention could not well hold it party if it nominated Mr. Adams; it would inevitably dis perse it if it nominated Mr. Greeley. There is another view which the Cincinnati gentlemen may well pon der. The spectacle of Horace Gree ley and a following of angry Repub licans combined with the late rebels and the Copperhead brganization to defeat General Grant and the Re publican party would excite' an indig nation and disgust in the patriotic heart of this country, in which the wound and terrible memfriesof the war and the struggle which led to it are still fresh and sacred, so profound that there would be another uprising of the loyal people which would carry Grant as triumphantly into the Presi dency a he and they carried the Un ion army to victory. One of the fatal errors at Cincinnati was the supposi tion that, because the war is over, the war is practically forgotten. Conse quently the hold of Grawt open the heart of the people i not undertood. Editors and politicians and people with grudges and dreamers and the orists, and many honest and generous men, easily forget. But the people long and faithfully remember. When the election comes that memory will vote. The other course open to the Con vention is the nomination of regular Democratic candidates, Mr. Hen dricks, of Indiana, and Mr Bayard, of Delaware, for instance, for Vice-President ; and that is the course which we believe will probably be adopted. The split in the Republican ranks will be considered by the Convention fa tal, despite the persuasive whisper of Mr. Greeley through Mr. Benjamin- Wood, and the chance of Democratie success will be thought to be at least fair. Such nomination, also, will re- tain the conservative element of the party, while they mantain the party organization and spirit It is undeni able that the ratification of Mr. Gree ley's candidacy would be terribly de moralizing. It i probable, therefore, that party feeling will carry the Con- vention and nominate a regular Den- ocratic candidate, either by a Cincin- nati yell, a Mr. Greeley was noiuina- ted, or by a rebel yell, as the last Dem ocratic candidate wa nominated ai Tammany HalL Harperi Magatine. TiiK lat joke at the expense of H. G. report that "in an agricultural . essay on tobacco he assert that the fiue-cut will not ripen Well anleas the tin-foil is stripped from the growing bud early in the spring, and that plug tobacco ought to be knocked off tho trees with club instead of being pick ed off with the hand. Snook wa assured by hw genial father-in-law that hi bride wa worth her weight in gold. At the end of the first week of honeymoon he entic ed her on a havscale, figured it out that she should" bring $24,680,90, and ' sent the old.man word that he would discount the first five figure of the price if they "missed her at aorne' badly. " :