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Terms of lnblication.
The Somerset Herald
1 published evry Wclncslny Morning
per tuinm. if paid to advance; otherwise t j
wlU invariably he charged. . I
No suhscrtptloa will he d1.cmtln.K4 """ ' " ;
rearage.. are paid up. Pn.. .
ul not take oultbelr
si, renv '' ''""t M
other .mould give " ta r T"
wcllnstltp.m,,r- A,,'!rt!"-
Somerset Printing Company,
JOHN I. SCVLL,
Businc Manager.
Jjiii'tucv Curd,
IH K. M. K IMMKL will continue to practice
I Medicine, and tender lili- ,.r.l.-iwl ;rvf
t,., to the cifinen of Somerset . "7,rt"K'!f
Joutitrv. Othne at th old place, J
.f the tlladc House. D' I
- -r mil
r' L !.. will irive loi't tl-n
H.
KHMX ATTORNEY AT j
and the -Mljoiniinc n-onllt
l.ull.lili.
(Mtloe in
thr .tail !
J) Hf. I
DM H HKTBAKKK triKlcr" lit" nfi"ttal .
f.-r I., the rili. Smer---t an t vh-Ib- I
It-l -
U..I1M ...... . ...
I U. .1.
v mil.l.KK Inn rx-nnaniiillv i.ioaica
I in I
i iti-rlin t-r the inirti f hli r.ilwi.in. j
ir. a; ";Mf.
. a u-
KflTII'F. Alfl-U.lir H. IVilllMtll has
1 i rt-hml tl nirtice l law In N.mT-t and
a lofnlfitf r-wlillrH. i.tiit iu viie uhwiu
aijoimnK
frb. i!S. TO.
OtLHOliN. ATTtHNKVS AT
IV LAW
KomcriK't, 1'a. t 'Iticc in rrniiiiupe f
A. J.
OJlx-rn. au?. 12-ly.
VAL.KXTINF.HAY, ATTOKNKY AT LAW
and deaUT lu real ertat. Nonierw-t, 1'a.. will I
attend to all luin-" cntruitU'd to liic care with .
IHniitnear and O.lelitT. au-r. 12-ly.
-11' . it H. L HAFJi. ATTtiRsEiS AT
. LAW. S.iTH.'t, 1'a.. will pnn-tie In S.MU-r-t
and adSiiiiinir eouutien. All Luvinem eu
trailed t. it help will lie .txiiirtly atten.lo.1 to.
auit. 1-i-lr.
-i v R WM "I1J.1S. liKXTIST. Sner--t,
J 1 1'a. tlh,-rin tlie lnmt rt of jail, up Mairn.
w here he ran at all tinier lie tound vwni to do i
niikin.l-oI work. neh aa tilline. reirulatini;. ex-I
tract li.K. A-r. Artiueinl teeth ol nil kin.la. and "t
the ia-at material, inaerted. All o'ratiin war
ranled. June J. To.
IOHX H. IUU ATTtMtNKY AT LAW. St M-
I emet, Pa- will ir.mirtly attend to all husiuew
eiitru!i,'d tn tutu. .Money a4ivanred on collerti,
ithee In I. if refidence. Main atreet.
jau. 1, '70. i
1HHNtl.KlMU ATTt tltXKY AT LAW.
.1 Soinen-et, Ja.. w ill attend to all ruinefa en- j
trute,t to hi rare in Stmteraet and adjoliiinit o.un- j
lit with ppiuiirtneM and ndellty. t in Court.
H.Hiw. leh. lH, 0-ly..
HEXIi V F.St 'HKI-L, ATTt IKXEY ATLAW,
aul lluwiity and Perud Airolit. No-uervet, '
1'a. tMliee In th'etViurt Houae. Jan. 11-tt. t
li
I KXKT HtirsK
I
The uiHieriirncl repectfull.' iiifomif the pub.
lie that lie lis" Icuacd tin well known hotel in the ,
l.nntii ol Soineraet. It is hit intention t ktnp I
it in a tvle whieh he hoM-a willglve iuti"(iKti.u to 1
all who tuny favor him with their cu-t,n.
Apr 1" 72 JttHX HILU
7"YKl'S M KY Kits. ATTOKNKY ATLAW.!
I S.ieract. 1'a.. will give ,nHit4 attention to
all !u-iueM eulruitetl to liiti
re in s..H-raet .nd ,
a.ljoinluiri-tnxiitiea. Otboe
t ue the residence of Kd. ScnIL
I ui m atreeUopptK
V. A. (J. M1LLKK, uftcr iwtlvt'
J years' active practice In Shaiiksi'ille. has
u.'W M'nnanently hs-atcl at S.HiH'raet i,h Itie tirat
tit ot luctlicine.' and tender his prole-i,aiHl st
iirea ttt the citieen ot Somerset and vieiuilr. ;
trn in the tin shop formerly orcuied l,yi'. A. '
Kimmel. where he ran te consulted at all times,
utiles- protes-Mially enirasre,!. (
-.Nitrht calls pnuiptly ancwercl. '
dec. IX '71-ly.
i
T KXKPPKK. Phvslclan and I VntlsU Berlin.
I 1'a. Will irive prompt attention to all cases
entrusted to his care. Olhee taie thnr west ot the;
Itrjillier House. same aa occupied heretofore lv j
lr. P. t'.Musser.
y H. Pt ISTLFTH WAIT K. ATTtiKXKY
11 , at Law. Somerset. Pa. Prolessi,tal l.ui-te-s
respretfully solielteu atxl putH-tually attend
ed to.
1' J. KtsttSF.lt.
. ATTOKNKY ATI. AW.
Strtuerset, Pel
J)!CKKKS(;iLL, LYONS k Co.
MAX! FAtTl KKKS k ItKALKKS IX
LOOKING GLASSES,
l ine M:intle and Pier L'toklng Olasse- and
Picture Frames a Stecu!l'y. i
141 VIHIST1(KKT. PlTTSlU Ktill. PA. !
.Mur 13 j
:om i:i;si:t tla n i nj-m i li. :
GOOD & JONES,
ie now pnwre,l toil. .all kinds of pbnlng and ;
m:inutaturiiig 4 Ituilding materials.
yiJtolllSd.
WKATI1KI! lttll!IlMJ.
SASH AMI IMKUiS.
W I X IX I W k I H M II! F K A V KS,
VKNKT1AX SHfTTKKS.
BK At'KKTS. Ke.
I
In ftmrt. anythiiia: ircnerally usiit in li.ic iuild
liiif. All kintls of w.irk dnue to order.
ir.lers pnmiitlv hlltI.
July -Ai 71 trtXUI K JONKS.
JAMES PUG II,
-V.l 7.V ST11KET, SOMERSET, PA.
I now prt-ired to mannfact: .e all kinds of
WAGONS, SLF.IGHS, Jtc.
He w ill also pn.mi.tly attend to
j "Th j f 1 rJC4 '
j
Iit tl, lt.-T tllTriflll ; i M...i '
ALL AVor.K WAKRAXTED.
All work done In
tin
latest and nt.t approved
tyles. at the
LOWEST POSSIBLE PBICES.
Somerset. March oth.
i
FaM's Strti
I
SCAL K S ,
If all kind. Be careful to l.ur
, ally the genuine.
,l JZ Scales repaired tirnmptty.
Ih.usc 1 ru Its. Improved M ini v drawer, fcc.
Mar:
t tihiiAMi s o in st: a
.... -.-'.tiu avtniue. t irisimiv.
crNNIN(JHAM.
l'HVSICIAX AND SUUt;i:)X.
LAVANSVILLF. PA.
Nov. IS. n-tm.
KYNOLDS, STKKN & CO.,
(0iaeite SU 4'harles H el.)
41 Wood Str ft, Pittsbi iuih, Pa.,
Importers f tueeuMtare and Hanufac-
tarera f 4'laisware.
'JMN ivARK.
The umler.igned Is prriiart-d tr manufacture all
kuika ,4
TIN AND SIIEKT IRON WARK.
kem"n'!,v.' ,MU'1 a swily irf eoa r and Iwas.
kettle., trm, , .j kluJf uf
Hou Fnrnlaililnr; ;ooIm
tWtieer'.T U' Knf- Sh"P oW Wort of
' ""eer St.. re. Mil In -
Bug. 12 lv.
NOAH CASKI1KKR.
COLE.
UR00KS A CO..
Produce Commission Merchants,
N0.4CAMHK.Y KTkKKT,
BILTIMOW; Jff.
TO THE SALE OF BUTTER.
Uclcrto J M. H.4derl- C
j
Messrs. V
. .ni.llMI.
Meiwr. Meyers a. A
m llier II '.. K .. x, -.-. I
hann. ii l """ii. iter I In.
Ilill- t
a-g 1J, Tl-Vv I1Ulk 01 '""""re.
pE XEnFLOUIt MILL.
TU new ru, U01 UUt un tbe tile of the
OLD "DEXXIS0X MILL,"
PirmIlr, f .Somerast U eom
nient.. aadi;, A' ' ' tet Uuprwe
UlglWSa't beet klad of work.
Jaa t n Wue rM ,all kinds of grain.
ALKN'I IN HAY.H
. 1 lie,
VOL. XXI.
Hard tea re.
IIARDTTAllE.
John P. Blymyer
llaf nMiin iMil l.i. store a
Few Doors Above the Old Stand-
Ami oiler to hi" ractouien an.) friend" a full line
ut )r"iili at tlie tit)' lowiKt nrieca.
liar d war o of Every Description,
iiiox,
XAILS
AXD a LASS,
Moolen Mare of All Klndti,
COAL OIL LAMPS,
COAL OIL,
CHIMNEYS,
Anl everything; Ik'1.ikIu to the Lamp trade.
W111TK LEAI.
LtNSKiO)On,
VAHN1SHES,
KKl'SUKK,
PAINTS IN filX AN l DRY, AND
p A I NTFP' HHOn I N HFNFR A T
-' "
A large stoi-k ot
Table Kiiit-N and Forkx,
Itg'KKT KNIVKS,
Sit a INS,
SHKAKS
. ANDSCISSOKS,
ItlUClXAIN LIXKU li KTTLKS, fcc,
. Together with many articles loo iiDiacaai to
1 tiou iu au a.ivrrlisoiueiiL He is deU-rmiued to
t aelt at t he very loweat iricu. Hive liiw call.
June l't-'L . .
LIFE INSURANCE"
i
For Business Men.
i
"The Reserve Fund Policy.
ISSt'Eli UY TIIK
BERKSHIRE
; LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
lNtllKlllUATKll lsil.
S4-cures Sclal I'rolcction t
Every Policy Holder.
For example: Supi
1 of aue and take a
t tlinarv lile rate.
e yoa are thirty live year
Keserve Fund Policy" at or-
I I me annual payment will Insure yoa 1 year and
' 3 day.
j Two annual jwiynvnts will inswre yoa 4 years
ami vi days.
1 'i"-0 ,nl,u',' rnymenlg will Insure yon ( year
Five au'nual iiiyiiients will insure yoa 10 yean
Six annual jiayuictits w ill Insure yoa VI year
' and 11 days.
ano . uavs.
This Protection Appliesto any Age,
An I is ixprosriy stated In every Ptdley.
I TIIK All V A NTAG E OF MVH PK 'T KtTIt IX.
This is toccrtilV that mv late husband. Ihmit-I
! B. Thompson, was Instirtsl In tlie Berkshire IJIe
j Insuruute 'ouiainv, J'ittstirld, Mass., fortl.wsi,
liecemla'r lwth. lsTti, preuiinm laiyablv uuarterlr.
'That two jiavment were made up to June lwh.
1s71. that he died Oei.lr 13IU, four lutmth after
' lie faiietl to make his payment.
I The usual nrools of death were forwarded to the
1 fomiatny. and the full amount ot the poliry, lea
I t he t wo quarterly laymen! due at t lie time ut hi j
I death. w paid to lue by their (reiieral Agent In'
' l'hiladelphla. W
H. (trevea, at itwiromoe, a. w.
. corner Itestnul and Kleventh Slreeta
(Signed) NKTT1E THOMPSON.
W. H. tJreene. late ol New York. Inaared a lew
years since in tlie Berkshire Lire Insurance Oea
lauy f axioo: but owing to mislortuoe in busi
ness was mialtle to make any payment to the ;
t 1 .. .1 .. ..... ...... ...I . ..v.ll.a . .ri. ,..
, Ms tWse. have' thi day tw (at the New
i or tmute in ine i:iii panv, -til uroauway. corner
io( lhamcerseeet).tliree thowaaml two hundred I
: and ninety -nine dollar. Ihl iwuic the full amount !
oue to Din widow, after deducting tlie oreruue pay
, meats and Uiterest.
J. H. FRAXCISTVS.
New York. March 11th, To. .Superilitemleut.
nf'
j
Itoad the Follow
laimat Paid.
I.latt
Jauica Jolce. New Yrk "Hy, U.lsai, iayment
uvenlue 4 aataitha.
F. H. '. liamir. New York "lty, 1.0X0, pay
ment overdue 4 month and a dav.
Mrs. 41. B. Hart. Chicago. HL 4,000, payment
I overdue 7 montlut aud ladava.
H. F. Al.sire, llitua. liias., 2,oo0, iayucnt
I uvenlue mouth aud 16 dav.
Jame H. Adair, New Marnille, Iod 4i.0O0.
. ;avment overdue t months aud" 7 dav.
j Ilemard O (Irady. lsetiuit. Mich., 43.000, pay-
ment uvenlue 1 Tears. 10 mtmth and 11 dav.
! Jone 11. Katahnaik. Fitch narg, Maaa.', 1.0U0,
lyment overdue I yeara, 1 ntouih and t daya.
OOOIXIULU a. MA KS HALL. Agent,
june ia-T4 Somerset, 1'a.
The Improved
ELLIPTIC SEWING MACHINE.
New Draw Feed,
LOCK STITCH.
There are aonw points la a Kewiar Machine that
bulte itesiring to sarckae, should lake kito eaar
auoaataaa, uameiy
. . .
t . . . r.
t'atacity lo do the Work Tirqulred.
I revdtim fnim Noiae. and e
Kuu-LlabUity to get oat of Order.
We eUlm that tbe IMPROVED ELUPTIC
puaseasea aU theae pointa, and that it la
TBE VEKY BEST
Now Manufactured.
anon
And we aollclt aa exaailnalioo of IL Agent want-J
co erery nmaij, w tuna we W1U gl the
EATciM UHUS U Fltb Avn Pittatsargb, Pa.
DOST WHIP 1II.V. ,
. Out Moy ni i-lBchlrur Un kitten.
And kicking hia prlinar aliouL, , ,
And imllingabeetlctonUceg, ',
Hia tac an awry In a pout ; "'
li ia mamma, who at lent and patient.
Had heard all hli n-ottln-r and aolne, .
Now reached fcr the whip an the maatei
The terror of low-year old boya.
But arandtBa, with snow whit 'kerchief
Pinned ever her warm, luring breaat, .. ,
Where ten little bead- bad been pillowed
Ami rocked Into childhood'! awevt real,
linked np from her little wool atorkina:, '
Just Anlfhed and laid on ber knee, " j
And laid: -'Dear. yua'U rain hla teaiier.
Yea had better lax let the child be."
'Ik't whip him : hia father before him '
Wai fl-Kg-Hl and abut ap ia the dark.
And Mood ua one foot in the corner.
And diaripllned up to the mark ; .
We arare him no credit for honor.
Hat watched him like a-ridrra watch Ble (
And what did K teacb Mat why mainly .
To practice deceit and tell lie.
We called It afleetion and duty
Qod know- we were Kmd of the boy
Bat I gueM hit remeoibranee of childhood -
la Bt quite a well-aprlng of joy. ,
. So (lot up that yellow whip, daughter,
And try little Bob once more ;
Yob aee he for-rotten hla paaaioa.
And lie half aaleep on the floor."
Then (-rand mother lifted her darling,
And patted hla bead on her breaat.
And sang aa old famrite ditty,
Till all Bobhy'i woes were at rest. :
And ao the wee whip, bright and yellow, . '
Waa laid on the mantle again ;
And that la the way theae grandma
Spoil nine little boys out of ten.
The Pot r tiell, or k Wldewl
Hlratageiaa.
BY CARL CANTAB.
Ueueon Uaucroft, though a vcry
ffoKl niau ia the main, aiid looked up
to with respect hy all the iuhabitauts
of the little villajft? of Centreville,
was rumored to have, iu Yankee par
lance, "a pretty shaq eye to the
main chance" a ieculiarity from
which even fleacoim are not always
exempt
In worldly matters he was decid
edly well to do, havinr inherited a
j fine farnt from his father, which was
MrrowiuMHiy more valuable. It
might he mppuscd that under these
; circumstances, uie deacon, w no was
fully able to do so, would have found
a help-mate to share his house and
name. Uut the Deacon was wary.
Matrimony was to him in some meas
ure a matter-of monev, and it was
- w .t"i, v. 'in j , wuu ii, t an i
his firm resolve not to marry unless
he couid thereby enhance his worldly
prosjaerity. Unhappily, the little
town of Centreville and the towns in j
the immediate vicinity contained few
who were qualified iu this important
particular and of those there were
probably none with whom the Dea
con's suit would have prosjiered.
So it happened that vear after vear
i passed away, until Deacon .Bancroft
i was in the prime of life fortv-five, or j
thereabouts and still unmarried, and
in all human probability likely to re
main so. But in all human calcula
tions of this kind, they reckon ill who
leave witlows out.
Deacon Bancroft's nearest neighbor
was a widow.
The Widow Wells who had passed
through one matrimonial cxicriciicc
was some three or four years young
er than Deacon Bancroft She was
still quite a buxom, comely woman,
as widows arc apt to be. Unfortu-
nately the late Mr. Wells had not
been able to leave her sufllcicnt to
make her indejx'iidcnt of the world.
All that she possessed was the small
old-fashioned house iu which she
lived, and a small amount of money,
which was insufficient to support her
and a little son of seven, likewise to
be enumerated in the schedule of her
property, though hardly to 1x3 classed
as "productive" of anything but mis
chief. The widow was therefore obliged
to take three or four Ixiardcrs to eke
out her scanty income, which of course
imposed upon her considerable labor
and anxiety.
It is surprisiug that under these
circumstances she should now have
bethought herself of a second mar
riage, as a method of bettering her
condition? Or again, need we es
teem it a special wonder if, in her re
flections uKin this point, she should
have cast her eyes upon her next
neighbor, Deacon Bancroft? The
deacon, as we have said, was in
flourishing circumstances. He would
Ix? able to maintain a wife in great
comfort; Ix-ing one of the chief per
sonages in the village, could accord
her a prominent social iKisition. ' He
was not especially handsome, or cal
culated to make a profound impres
sion upon the female heart this was
true but he had a good disixosition,
. .
tilld - hea rtcd, ailll Would 110 doubt
. r L i j
i aae a til poou mil i m a, uusouiiti.
idows, are, 1 take it, (if anv shall
do me the honor and read this story,
I trust they will forgive the remark,)
less disposed to weigh sentiment in a
s'eoiitl alliance than a first, and so in
i . - i ilU.tj ... r r.:,,.
the tt IdoW S point Ot VICU, the
eoll wax a match.
dea-
Some sagacious xrson, however,
has observed that it takes two to
make a match, a fact to be seriously
considered ; for in the present case it
was exceedingly doubtful whether
tlie worthy deacon, even if he had
known the favorable opinion of the
next neighbor, would have been in-
lined to propose changing her name!
to Bancroft, unless, indeed, a suitable
motive was brought to Iscar upon
him.
Here was a chance for some finess
ing, wherein widows are said, as a
general thing to be expert.
One evening after a day of very
fatiguing labor, the Widow. Wells
sat at the lire in the cosy sitting-room
with her small feet resting upon the
fender.
"If I am ever so situated as not to
have to work so hard," she murmur
ed, "I shall Ix; happy. It's a hard
life,' keeping boarders. If I was as
well off as Deacon Bancroft "
Still tlie widow kept up her think
ing, and by-and-by her face brighten
ed up. She had an idea which she
resoltfed to put into execution at the
earliest possible moment What it
was, the reader will discover in the
sequel.
"Henry," said she to her son, the
next morning, "I want you to stop at
Bancroft's, as you go to school, and
ask him if he will call aud aee me in
the course of the morning or after
noon, just as he finds it most conven
ient" Deacon Bancroft was a little sur
prised at the summons, However,
Somerset
. . . I!'.') .- i : . : '..'.:! - I i. ....... , .
'' -, I .,,!. , .
attout eleven o'clock he called in.
The widow had pot on the dinner,
and Lad time to nit down. She ap
peared embarrassed. '
"Harry told me you would like to
see me," he .commenced. 1 :
' Yes," Deacon Bancroft, I do; but
I'm Yery much afraid you will think
rtranjre of it at least of what I have
to say to you. ' ;
The deacon very politely-promised
not to ' lie surprised, thonirh at the
same timw hi curiosity was visibly
excited." ' ! - '
'Suppose," said the widow, cast
ing down Iter eyrs "mind I am only
supposing a ease suppose a person
should find a pot of gtdd pieces in
their cellar," would, the law have a
right to touch it, or would it In-long
to themll', V, ,.t
The deacon pricked up his ears.
"A pot of gold pieces, widow !
Why, unquestionably, the law would
have nothing to do with it"
,"And the one who had formerly
owned the house could'nt come for
ward and claim it, could he, deacon?"
inquired the widow, further, with ajv
parent anxiety.
"No, madam, unquestionably not.
When the house was disjwsed of,
everything went with it, as a matter
of course. ,
."I am glad to hear it, deacon. You
won't think strange of the question,
but it happened to occur to my miud,
and I thought I would like to have it
satisfied."
"Certainly, widow, certainly," said
the deacon, abstractedly. ..."
"And, deacon, as you are here, I
hope yc-nll stop to dinner with ua.
It will bw ready punctually at
twelve." '
"Well, no," said the deacon, rising,
lint obleeged to to ye, but they'll In;
e.eciing me at home."
"Was it possible," thought he,
"that the widow could really have
found a iot of 'gold in her cellar?
She did not say so, to lie sure, but
why should she have shown so much j
concern to know as to the proprietor
shin of treasure thus found, if she ,
had not happcued ujmhi some
IO
be sure, so far as knowledge extended
there was no one who would be in
the least, likely to likely to lay up
such an amount of gold; but
then
,1... 1 ,. ...... I,.,.wl...l o.l Erie
l Hi; uuut vi an viiv iiuiiuittt n
years old, at the very least, and un
j ibi a vi 1 1 1 ,
doubtedly
which he
v had inanv occupants of
a l-iieu- notliinf- It lniirlit
t .. c- o
be after all. The widow's earnest
desire to have him think it was only
euriositv. likewise irave additional
probability to the supposition.
"I will wait and watch," thought
the deacon.
"At any rate, deacon," said the
widow, taking steaming mince-pie out
of the oven, "you won't object to tak-
ing a piece of my minec-pie, you must
know I rather pride mvself on mv
mince pies."
The warm pie sent forth such an
odor that the deacon was sorely
tempted, and after saying, "Well,
really," with the intention of refusing
he finished by saying, "On the whole,
I think I will, an. they look so very
nice."
The widow was really agoodctxik,
and the deacon ate with much gusto
tbo irenerous slice which the widow
cut for him, and after a little more
chattine- upon some unimportant sub-
"... .
jects, withdrew iu some mental per-
plcxity.
It so hapH?ned that Deacon Ban
croft was one of the directors in a
Savings Institution, situated in the
next town, and accordingly used to
ride over there once or twice a month
to attend meetings of the lxjard.
On the next occasion of this kind,
the Widow Wells sent over to know
if he could carry her over with him,
as she had a little business to attend
to there.
The request was readily accorded.
Arrived in the village, Mrs. Wells re
quested to be set down at the bank.
"Ha! ha!" thought the deacon,
"that means something."
He said nothing, however, but de
termined to come back and find out,
as he readily could from the cashier,
what business she had with the
bank.
The widow tripled lightly into the
office, pretending to look very non
chalant "Can you give mc small bills for a
five dollar gold piece ? " she inquired.
"With pleasure," was the reply.
"By tlie way," said she, "the bank
is in quite a flourishing condition, is it
not?"
"N'one in the State on better foot
ing," was the prompt response.
"You receive deposits, do 30U?"
"Yes, madam, we are receiving
them every day." ,
"Do you receive as high as as five
thousand dollars?"
"N'o," said the cashier, with some
surprise ; "or rather we do not allow
interest on so large a sum. One
thousand dollars is our limit. Did
you know of any one who "
"It is of no consequence," said the
widow, hurriedly ; "I only asked out
of curiosity. By the way, did you
say how much interest you allowed
on such deposits as came within vour
limit?" .
"Five per cent, uia'ani."
"Thank you ; I only asked for curi-
.osity. What a beautiful morning it
is.
Aud the widow tripped lightly out.
Shortly afterwards the deacon en
tered. "How's business, Mr. Cashier?"
he enquired.
"About as usual."
"Have had you anv new deposits
lately?"
"None of any magnitude."
"I brought over a lady, this morn
ing, who seemed to have business
with you."
"The Widow Wells?"
"Yes."
"Do you know," asked the cashier,
"whether sl had any money left her
lately?"
JXone that I know of," replied the
deacon, pricking up his ears, "Why,
did she deposit any,?"
"No, but she inquired wliether wc
receive deposits as high us five thou
sand dollars."
"Indeed ! " ejaculated the deacon.
-'Was that what she caine for ? "
"Xo; she exchanged a gold piece
for small bills."
"Hal" pondered the deacon, re
flectively. "Did she give any reason
for her inquiries 7
KSTA11LISIIED,
SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
"Xs; she said she only asked from
curiosity." '
The deacon lefttlie bunk in deep
thought. He cuuic to the conclusion
that this "curiosity" veiled a deeper
motive. . He no longer entertained a
doubt that the, widow had actually
found a pot of gold in the cellar, ami
ap-M-aranccs to uidicnte that its prob
able value was at least five thotisantl
dollars. The gold piece which she
had exchanged at the bank .appeared
to confirm thiu story. ; .
"I rather think,"" said the deacon,
complacently, "7 can see into a mill
stone about as far ns most people,"
a statement, the literal truth of which
Ldeny any one to' question, though ns
to the prime fact of people's being
able to see into a millstone at all,,
doubts have now and then intruded
themselves on dit mind.' " . ' 1
Xext Sunday the Widow Wells ap
peared at church in a new stylish bon
net, , which led to such remarks as
these ., ' , p . . .ft '
"How much vanity some people
have, to be sure."
"How ; a woman that has kept
boarders for a living can aflord to
dash out with such Ixuincts is more
than I can tell. I 'should think she
was old enough to know better." ,
1 his last remark was made by a
young lady just six months younger
than the widow, whose attempts to
catch a husband hitherto proved ut
terly unavailing.."
"I suppose she Is trying to catch a
second husband with her finery.'- be
fore I Would condescend - to-such
means I'd I'd drown myself. '
In this amiable speech the young
ladv unwittinriv hit upon the rrue
motive. The widow was intent upon
catchin-r Deacon 'Bancroft, and she
indulircd in a costlv lionnet not be -
cause she supposed he would lie
caught by such finery, but because it 1 year 1871. These colonists settled , ticket. v e could not .have a strong
would strengthen in his mind the idea i near their brethren in the Govern- T ticket. The material does not ex-
that she hail stumbled upon hidden
wealth.
The widow calculated shrewdly,
and the display had the effect she an
ticipated.
Mondav afternoon Deacon Ban
croft found an errand that called him
to the widows. It chanced to Ix:
aWut tea-time. Ho was importuned
; to stay to tea. and somewhat to his
own surprise, actually did.
Tlie politic widow, who knew the
deacon's weak poiut, brought out one
of her best mince-Ulcs. a piece of
whicli, her guest jiartook with zest. 'efTorts of Johann Ct.rnies, who, up to I c',nt,'sl' "' -xpn-ssetl another de
" You'll take another piece, I know," 'his death in 1848, exercised a Verv 1"u,m1 lhat '"vention which ex
she said, iersuasively. J pvtTful inlluciicc over them, though I t'.,'uU'ai t1"', f"r"1111 a,'t f his nomina-
nl?. ...It- v... ....It' 1... I i ii... if. . -.i i. iv. i . . i tloll should also etiilitcinte in iininn.
.uii, , j. in U.-11UI1H ,i, sun t int.-
deacon, but he passed his plate. "The
fact is your pies arp so nice, I don't
lii.i'trl,m.taii.''l. n..l.w
gcticallv
un'i'i i'"-'
' -
-l)o you call the
nice!
i v
said the
widow modest! v.
I shouldn't waiiraiiY bVtter said
the deacon, emphatically.
"Then I hope if you like them you
will drop in often to tea. We ought
to be more neighborly, Deacon Ban
croft." Deacon Bancroft assented, and he
meant what he said. The fact is, the
deacon Wgan to think the widow was
a very charming woman. She was
comely, and then she was such an ex
cellent cook! Besides, he had no
doubt in his diiind that she was worth
a considerable amount of money.
What objection would there lx to her
becoming Mrs. Bancroft ? He brouirht
iin ntutwtif.n 1k.fkrn lir imo dtvaiiirt
TL.. ..Mi,,.. i.i.,.i....i ,.e..r.....i ... i..J
greatly surprised in fact, she had
never thought of such a thing in her
life but, on the whole, she had al
ways thought highly of the deacon,
and, to cut short the matter, accepted
him.
Some weeks after the ciTeiuony, the
deacon ventured to inouire about the
pot of gold which she had found in
ner cellar.
"Pot of gold ! " she exclaimed in
surprise, "I know of none."
"But," said the deacon, disconcert
ed, you know you asked me whether
vou could claim it '
"O, lor I deacon, I only asked for i
curiosity.
"Ana was mat me reason you
made inquiries at the bank ? "
"Certainly. What else could it
be. "
The deacon went to the barn, and
for about half an hour sat iu silent
meditation. At the end of that time
he ejaculated as a closing considera
tion: "After all, she makes good
mince-pies." . -
It gives ino pleasure to state that
the union lx-tween the deacon and
the witlow proved a very happy one,
although to the end of his life, he
could never tpiite make up his mind
about "Thc Pot of Gold."
TIIEXEXXOXITEftOF RI siSIA.
Pr.po.e4 Emigrate. f. c.I.ny r'. su'th as, disobedience to the atl
4U.ooo th i miua M.,1,. Ithoritics. Beside oil this, thc Meim-
nites are educated. Lvery child
ft... c. is...!..... . i. ... I knows how to read and write, ami in
of the New York Tribune writes: i
The United States seems likely to re
ceive a large emigrationfrom Russia i
during this or the ensuing year. The
Mennonite colonies, which are situa
ted on the south of Russia, near Bcr-j
diausk, numbering some 40,000 souls
at least, and estimated at more than
twice that, propose removing in al
both either to the United States or i
to Canada, in order to e
, fw.. I
me obligations oi military service,
which is contrary to their eonseieiice i
and relirious belief. It is stiid Unit !
they have already presented ix-titions j tn u'-tf m-l,Kir ia-VM' uunngr
to the American "and British Govern- tL Cri"lean. war sent large voluntary
nients, asking on what conditions thev j gtftf w irraiu and provender to thc
will be received. ' As the emigration ''"'P'J "my. It is only because
of such a large body of neoi.le. alliV,e pnvilejrca granted to them are in-
conuccted together by religion, friend-
snip ana oioou, aim who would vir-
tually desire to settle in one place, is j
a matter of considerable importance. 1
it will lie well to tell who these Men-1
nonites are, and what are their char-j
acter and circumstances. i
At the time when the Anabaptists
aud other mystical and protesting,
sects, flourished most in the Low
Countries, Mcuno Simonis, a Catho
lic priest, abandoned Catholicism and
united many of these errant sectari
ans into "Communes of God," "poor
and defenseless brotherhoods." This
teaching was very simple, and in
manv respects resembled that of the
Quakers. One great -doctrine was,
that war was unlawful and military
service sinful. The effort of these
communities was to restore the Apos
tolic Church to its primitive simplic-
At
JUNE 12, 1872.
lty.
this
Menuo died in 1501. and about
time there was a large emigra -
. ,
tion of his flock, who hotl taken the
name of "Melinonites"' to East Prus-
sia, in the region o" lantzig, Maricn
burg, and Klbiug. Their I'utch neat
ness and Dutch industry Boon-made
these desolate and swampy regions
to flourish like a garden. In 1730
and 1872, theMennonites were threat
ened with expatriation, on account of
their refusal to serve in the army; but
the storm passed by, ami in 1740
iviiig Frederick II. gave them new
orivileffes, which resulted in a new
immigration from Holland Still
many arbitrary measures were taKen
from time to time, and in 17S!t they
wore forbidden to purchase landed
property. Catherine the Second al
ready in 17SG invited the Meunonites
to llussia, along with other Ucrman
colonics, and in 178'J, 228 families ar
rived in Kussia, and between 17'J:J
and 179(1 there was an immigration of j America, it would seem that the path
118 more families. These all settled ! might be tiuootbeu -.o the Menno
on and near the island of Khortitz on ! nites, and everything well arranged
the lower Dnieper below Tckaterinos-1 to satisfy them,
lay. .The conditions on which theyj
! came to Kussia were: Protection
' from all attacks,- freedom of worship,
1 a rift of lands to the amount of P. 10
acres for each family, exemption from
all taxes ami imports tor 10 years,
money for their journey ami money
ami wood with which to establish
themselves, freedom of trade and f see to it that their own efforts in the j polishing slabs ol rosewood ; in an
iiianufacturcs the administration of: campaign shall Ix- as earnest and as other, carpenters learning to handle
1 nrttli J it tltita i-itt'tr
wav, and cxemp-
military service,
tion forever from
These privileges were confirmed by
the Kmperor Paul and extended to all
Mennonitt's who should come there
after. In spite, therefore, ofthere-
peal and mitigation orthc severe laws
! asainst them in Prussia, there was a
! continued and larjre immigration on
: -Meunonites iiit- llussia up to the
' mint of Tanrid, in' the region between
the rivers Molotchna, Dnieper, and
Toknink. not far from the town ofict. The ticket will command the
Berdiansk.
it),s
rrom that tune the .Mention
have gone on increasing and prosper -
in- until they now numberabo.it 40, -
t OOu souls
lhev have In ch alwavs
. i i r. t l... .1... i. ........
I . -
liient, so that they have almost en-
,i i.......t....J ,n,,.
lilt I uum lir.l l III. ill.'. I , V . , Olt'l iio.i
,.J.,7:.. We n..e..'.o ,.i,oro..i..r
and institutions intact. This thev in
h n ere.it unrt own to the character
and
ui neiti no oiuee ami no raiia.. lines'
LU(t ri,,.rs Wlrc oll soveral ..cciwons I
offered to him by the Imperial Gov-!
offered to him by the Imperial Gov -
iriifti,iiit wliii-li tiinrlili- titmreeiittetl
i.t..i. i.;i.i.-
; i i iiiiii in. ii i. it instil a ' piiviun m
i
it,.;.- ..!,. ... o
tlirt pi 1 I n 1 cm lilv ii ijo l
fused. His advice was several tunes
asked by the Minister of Domains,
ami the Governor-General of New
Russia rarely took an important meas
ure without first consulting Comics.
These Mennonites settled in a waste
Arnn lilt it 4 l.rt In r . ? wtt a TT-K t
of waler Thcv liecan to irrigate and
linen roi.l no-i-ienlrtirA to ft lii.rl.r
point than anywhere else in lussia.
Thcv had no wood, and thev Wgan
to plant trees. The introduction of
. ... 41... ..niiei.i. -
owing to them. Thev have not onfv
large orchards ofcxcelIentfn.it tree;.
but large and productive woods 0fj
forest trees, and also extensive plan-1
MoiLiiio l nll,,
r ...i t. .1 .r. '...:.i..i.i..
As thev are not ! '
averse to improvements, their methods
and implements are all good, and thev
use machinery largely in their agri
culture. They are also large raisers
of stock horses, cattle ami sheep.
Though the Mennonites were origin
ally agriculturists, thev have entleav-
orcd to supply
their own wants in
manufactured articles, and, in 1854,
they had in activity 3j0 mills and
factories, including cloth-mills, water
and grist-mills, dyeing and printing
works, breweries, distilleries, silk
piniicrics. Prick: ami tile works, pot-
tcrics, ic, and among their villages
there were men exercising nearlv
every known trade.
That the Mennonites are thrifty, in
dustrious, and economical, their pros
perity is sufficient proof. They are,
beside this, very clean, and orderly
(a lady could go into even' peasant's
stable), and quiet, contented, honest,
moral, and deeply religious. There
is no drunkenness or gambling among
them. Crime is exceedingly rare.
The latest statistics I can find arc da
ted 1S41, and those show that for 37
years there were only C8 crimes in
thc Mennonite colonies on the Mo
lotchna, including about 12,000 Tro
pic. Of these crimes, 4 1 sprang from
the sexual relation, and nine were
' tin. ft.: all tliA r.'t tvorn loiiiiil i.lfi.n.
every village there is a school. The
Bible and other religious books arc,
of course, to lx found iu every house.
These Mennonites were visited by
Haxthauscn in 1843, and by Pciz
holdt in 1855, and both travelers bear
testimony to the worth and the pros
perity of the colonists. Pcizholdt
says: "It is my firm conviction that
Russia possesses no more industrious
or more use
ful citizens than the Mcn-
I timilti. " TTt. in tlila liiii.. tin. fiitt
uviiivvt-i w J ' fc " ...... . . . . , . . v ......a
nonites Kuvc always been loyal sub-
jects
to Russia. Ihcy have never
i ...... " t i ti
friuged, and tiiey will be compelled
to enter thc army against their con-
- ,"c. they wish to emigrate
m I',lti!,a-
It can readily be seen that it will
be of great importance for the United
States to obtain the accession of so
large and compact a Ixjdy of educa
ted and intelligent colonists, connec
ted together by ties of blood and re
ligion, and so thrifty, industrious, and
moral. Nowhere else in Europe can
such immigrants be found. These
40,000 Mennonites." would be worth
100,000 Gonnans from the Black
Mountains or Wurtemlx?rg, because
thoir intelligence, morality and thrift
stand so much higher. Their success
in tree culture on an arid steppe points
naturally to the W cstern prairies as
their future home. Should they go
to Utah, they would be a most valua-
bit; counternoise to the Mormons, fori
, ..
jtucv have all and more tiian an me
good qualities of
j i none of their bad
the "
ones.
Stiints." anil
What the
Mennonites asked in their petitions to
the American ami Uritish goverments
was whether they could obtain laud
free or at low prices for their whole
colony; whether thc-y could have ex
emption for themselves and their de
scendants from military service of
every kind ; and whether the govern
ment would advance them any money
to defray their traveling expenses.
Though the colony is prosperous auu
J some of the , members rich, yet there
are there, as everywhere, eise. some
poor who cither have no land, being
mere day-laborers,, or have so little
property that the forced sale, which
they would have to make on quitting
their homes would leave them almost
destitute. AVith the numerous emi
LTant aid societies wLich exist in
j .
i The Newark (N. . I.) Con riir savs
j the National Convention Las done a
noble work and laid broadly the foun -
dationsofa splendid victory for the
party and country. The people should
well directed as the action if their
chosen Representatives... of Philadel
phia. The skies arc already radiant
with promi.se. Let them be resplen
dent with victory in NovemU r next !
So far (says the Cleveland II rald) I
as real, true enthusiasm is concerned, j dormitories, with their neat beds, nu
the nominations of Grant and Wilson J merous enough to lodge a regiment of
citircti a tiegree mat augurs
j the brilliant success of the Republican
j '-t m tithe; party, or in the country,
i out of which to make a strerwr tick
supjMirt of the soldiers, and of the
j friends of the soldiers ; it w ill com -
i ma ,u u.e supi-ort ol me Workingmen,
1 it will command the support of
. . t
! ""V"1' J iimiu.isti niT-aim u
i wni win, let Baltimore nominate
' I lf...... i ..1....
-V"1 Ylu' ",uu-
1 he Cincinnati 2iwcsavs
The'
i.
I voice of the people demandinir that
?h' rat should again be put
1 m tue r"ut a qwadrennial xlitical
. ,
''.'r-'""'''1 t'hraso a tleclaration of prin-
''l'1'-' 1'''"- l thorough that
i'I"1"
! '
! every lioiiest American could stand
i by
i ,
ii. . i ta . I T .
Uii'T eoiituk rict', such frwuu'nit-lare
in the cardinal doctrines of our system ! There is yet another department of
of government. Had the convention ! this school, which answers to our
at Philadelphia ignored either of j House of Refuge, just as the depart
these plain expressions of tlicpeople's ment which I have already described
desire, it would have been a failure. ' answers to our Children's Aid Socie-
The men selected are! tv. There are seventv-five bovs sent
j so well known to the nation that it
''. almost superfluous to mention
j tllt'lll at great length. We shall
not
lo so. The lKOiile of this country
will never so far discredit themselves
... .
j as insensioie 10 or lorgcuui
1 of the services of Ulvsses S. Grant
, aI lotions of trust and honor to
' !' "- "' eallwL He be -
longs to the nation. He is now. and
iH for four years from next
'March. President oftlif I nited States,
i Ol Heiirv Wilson it is not needful
that much ! said. Like his asso -
I ' the ticket, he lielongs to the
i l'"l'' "f tun. nation, lie ts one of
meix'opie, a son ol toil, sen etiuca-
tod, self-made iu the purest and best ducts of the Ckinampa, or floating
sense, aud in the highest positions to ! gardens, as thcv are sometimes called,
which he has lx-cn called has never ! though thcv are only narrow parallc
forgottcn that the same heights of ' lograms of fertile soil surrounded by
C T) m 1-1.. l- .1
honor to which he has attained arc
accessible to all who choose to strive
for them. He knows that any "tan
ner tif Galena" or any "shoemaker
from Natick"'. mav, under this free
government come up into thc higher
places of honor, and to all such his
oju'h hand of smvpathv has ever been :
extended in cordial helninr. His re-1
cord as a public maa is part of thc one is formed by a piene of matting
ineffaceable history of the nation, supported on .poles. . No season in
He is a man of the modern period, Mexico seems to be without its fruits;
aud iu the stirring events of the last j the banana may be had iu perfection
twelve vcars has plaved a prominent H the year round ; the orange is now
part. It would exhaust our space to : s n a t can be ; the granadita, or
tell a tithe of the things that Henry I fruit of the edible passion-flower, is
Wilson has done to promote the cause j t this time common in the markets, as
of human libcrtv, dignitv and labor, j well the tapote priote, or dark col
and elevate the' conditions of the toil- i orcd sapote, a green fruit filled with a
ers of the land. He mav safely trust 1 rich jetty pulp, like a sort of marmal-
his present claims iu the hands of the
people,
On such a platform, aud with such
men as Philadelphia has furnished,
t he Republican party will enter upon!
a new era of usefulness and success, i
The Y. Evening i'os says that
as between thc Presidential candi
dates Grant and Greeley the supe
riority rests largely with the former.
The nomination of Greeley rests al-j
most solely on the plea of availability
on account ot supposed personal poj
ularitv. The 1'uxt thinks and no
one knows the character of Mr. Gree
ley better than William Cullen Bry
ant that "this assumed popularity of
Greeley is a sheer absurdity, and rests
upon no better foundatiou than the
supHsitiou that, because he is laugh
ed at good-naturedly, his monstrous
assumption of simplicity of character,
singleness of heart and integrity of
Hirpose are therefore credited."
TIIEIITY OF MEXICO.
Hit t'bmrltuble Imatltutiwam, .Market.
and Frulta er the 4 llatiale.
Mr. William Cullen Bryant, the
veteran, editor of the New York
E ceil ing Pott, is publishing in his pa
per htters within during his recent
visit to Mexico, which, are exceeding
ly interesting. From the fifth of the
series we copy the following portion
relating some of the charitable aud
other institutions of the City of Mex
ico. The letter is dated March 11,
1872:
One of the most interesting things
to be seen in Mexico is the school of
Tttcpau de Santiago, a charitable in
stitution, founded and supported by a
Mexican lady, the Seuora Baa, wife
of an opulent gentleman who has for
merly filled the ixst of Governor of
the province of Mexico. ve caueu
first at the house of Governor Baz, as
he is called, one of the finest mansions
in Mexico, fitted un with great taste
and attention to comfort His lady, a
native Mexican of a somewhat slight
ULO
NO. 1.
but elegant Gjrure and quiet manners,
i camo out ana accompttiiicu us hi our
visit to the school. Just in the.-kirth
; of the cit v, or perhaps a little outsidf
of them, stands a soaeion buildinsr,
once the Convent or leepau de San
tiago, and this has been taken by
Senora Uaz for the charitable purpose
to which she devotes a large income
and gives her daily care. In this
school five hundred boys, picked up in
the city, parentless, or neglected by
their parents, utterly friendless, ami
if not taken from the streets certain to
Ix long to that miserable class calcd
the lepero, and to grow up in ignor
ance and habits of indolence and vice,
are clothed, fed, educated, taught a
variety of trades and employments,
anl fitted to become useful members
of society. We pussed from room to
room, in some of which the lads were
studying their lessons, and in others
attending to the occupation in which
they were to be trained. Here were
the future shoemakers of Mexico,
busy over their lasts and lapstones ;
there the tailors, learning to sew and
cut out and fit garments, and in an
other place the printers busy at their
tyj-es. "The proceedings and ordi
nances of the Common Counci! are
printed here,' said !enor Laz, and we
1 were shown several samples neatlv
j executed. In one room were the
voting cabinetmakers smoothing and
the saw and plane ; in a third several
turning-lathes were humming. The
lxiys wero all neatly and comfortably
clad in the garments made by their
own tailors. We passed through the
prodigiously long halls which serve as
soldiers, and came last to the kitchen,
where ample preparations were mak
ing for their meals.
In this school the course of educa-
tion includes grammar, drawing and
music. The benevolent founder of
the school visits itevery day, observes !
the progress of i'ut- pupils, sees . that
! their comfort is not neglected, and
: . i i i . :i r t .1 a.
! inai ner p.at. . ia.iu.uu carr.eu wut.
; Such an inroad as her ' institution is
aiaamx .. y
! ' iscrx must at icngtn reuuee uieir
uuniler and increase the proportion of
those who live in comfortable houses
r ,.
and follow habits of regular industry .
I can hardly imagine fairer omen of
the future peace and prosperity of
l.ivia-aa IhaiY ThU VkALbl AYOm Tkla f.f
Mexico than this noble example of
oue of her daughters, who applies her
large fortune and gives the leisure
t . ta a
whicn ner lonune aiiows ner to me
I x. i M
work of rescuing such numbers of her
fellow-creatures from the degradation
, ana niiscrv 10 w men me seemeu xo
j. . , . .
i I... Ilp tiiA M'onniL'ta vxrma rt
; tht'ir birth
i to it from the tribunals for reformation
1 These young delinquents are all kept
dv
themselves, and never
see the
i other inmates. I fancied 1 saw in
1 the faces of some of them, a peculiar
t . 1
.u..,,....
slyness. One of them, aud one of the
; vounget, was asked for what cause
; he had been sent there II.s answer
( was a little too d'screot He was
UfnrrJ, he said, w, h taking some-
thing mai oeiongeu to anomcr.
The same day we visited the
mar-
ikct which lies beside the canal con-
neciiug me laae o. ii oco un ma
01 C naico. i uere tue nawxniomeu
"oi come u iiu mm me ,ns-
canals, irotu wnicn xney are waiereu
and kept constantly green. Over a
large space of this market we saw
women squatted ou the ground in the
dust beside their vegetables, their
fruits and their wares, for at this sea
son the sunshine is constant and the
showers do not lall till .May. It any
shelter from the sun is wanted a rude
Meantime thc aguacale, or what
in the English West Indies is called
the alligator pear, is reserved for a
later season, and the Manilla mango,
the Cncst variety of mango, is just
putting forth its clusters of red blos-
soms ; its fruits will not be ripe before
next summer. Other fruits follow in
their order until the year completes its
circle.
On our return to our hotel we saw
a crowd of people about an open door.
and looking in we saw the drawing of
a lottery, iu which the bystander-
seemed to be much interested. A
hollow cylinder, full of bits of pajx-r
indicating the blanks and prizes, was
made to revolve a few times ; a little
boy then thrust in an awl through an
opening among these bits of paper,
and on its point drew out either a
blank or a prize, and this determined
the fate of the ticket of w hich the
number was read just before thn cyl
inder was made to revolve. A large
proportion of the earnings of the t
humbler class iu Mexico is thrown
I .i . i ..r I. ........ '
. " . ' i ill oitwo men and crushing them out of
ft, and it is not to be wondered al h rw,IllUanw of ,llimanitVt iel0(!.
that where the passion for thwwrtuf . fc . , -h
gambling is so very common there ceIcIjraml t, Kolu0
should be such extreme po ; . on of tho wh,e4 &J ?aia t0 ,(0 tLt,
T liv. i.ice v sited an institution
in which, until the era of Mexican in
deiiendeuce. orphan children of the
emigrants from Biscay to Mexico
were educated. It was a munificent
endowment, founded by the opulent
I.iseuvans while the country was un
der the rule of Spain. A million of
dollars was expended iu erecting a
building of vast dimensions a per
fect palace, enclosing several quad
rangles, and half a million dollars set
aside for the support of thc inmates.
It was origiually called tbe Colegio
de lass Biscay ias ; but the Basques in
Mexico might, I suppose, now be
I counted on tho fingers of onti's hand,
and the Mexican government has ta
ken possession of the institution and
nturiMl It th National School for
Girls, nere senventy-eight orphan
girls of oil the different ra'.is in Mox
co arc sheltered, reared, educated and
provided with a home till they mrry.
Drawing and music are aniens the'
accomplishments whl' fi " they nro
taught embroidery, of course. Tin
inmates w m of nil ; some h.i'l
already reached in t 1 1- lift-, and a
! spinsters were sure of a shelter tii!
' . I f I C It 11 I
UH'V lllc!l (U OHI gi". nriiui' sliovtit
over the whoie,
and could ii"t ' u'
admire the clean ami comfortable
iM-arance of evervthins in their
!t-
rv
apartments, The long i-Ieepi-'..'-rooms,
in which wt re rows of neat
little lieds, et retched away like the
galleries of the Louvre in Pari.-.
The matron who showed us the.-e
room, and who accompanied us t
the great kitchen, where the dinner of
the inmates, was simmering, smoked,
as i-he went, a vi'jarillo, a pinch or
two of fine tobacco, rolled up in .ip ;
so as to form a little cylinder. It is
customary among the elderly Mexi
can women and those of middle ai.
to smoke tobacco in this form, but
when I sioke of this to a .Mexican
lady she answered, "The practice is
going out of vogue ; the young wo
men now do not smoke."
But I have not yet done with the
school. All these ample accommodation-1,
are not alone for the orphans
who are gratuitously provided for. A
hundred and forty girls of Mexican
families are received hre as boarders
and pupils on payment of ten dollars
monthly. Besides these, there is kept
in the building a dav school for little
girls of the poorer class, who amount
to an indefinite number, ami tor whom
nothing is paid.
From the National School for Gir!
I went to the Foundling Hospital,
which is here ealletl the Cuna or
Cradle. Here I found myself in a
swarm of three hundred of these par
entless creatures, from grown-up boys
and girls down to the bale of yester
day. Some of them were p!iiin
louking infants, asleep iu their little
beds, and there were one or two lying
uneasily and panting with fever. I
was surprised at the small number of
bovs in the hospital.
"How is this ?" I a--kcd ; "what is
the proportion of boys to girls in th;s
institution '"
"Three fourths arc girls,' was tL"
answer.
"But why should they send girls to
this place rather than boys ?"
"Simply because there are more T,f
them. The births settle that matter.
Here in Mexico are born three girls
to one lKy''
I expressed my astonishment at
this, but I was assured that the sta
tistics of the country showed the fact
1 k,ij Wn -tiifi.il nnd imb ed
i - J.trP f,r the Foundiinir Hospit-
I al is pretty rood evidence of the vast
! , 1 - J . . '..
j in a,
siuilin- ecclesi
prctlominaiice I icmaie UI.WV-
i n
- stLnM,tic ewh cnducted us over
I tL); bui,(i of rft, Lrf tLe tWl
,,rivaU. houses so coiinei ted as to
v ,, .,,1.,i .,.. nf t ..- in
mates, already a woman grown, to
play for us on the piano, whieh l.e
did very creditably. Fourteen of the
girls then sang iu chorus two or turee
; .. h am.Won wLieh showed
i " ' . . . .
that thcr had Uen carefully train-d.
Tbe Storm In Ohio,
Cincinnati, June II. Later infor
mation from the scene of the tornado
! which visited Ojtincy and De Graff,
Logan county, Ohio, on Saturday
evening, shows that it was more ter
rible aud destructive than first reports
indicated. A sultry day was follow
ed by the appearance of a cloud in
the west, alxmt five o'clock in the
evening, which gathered blackness
and size with fearful rapidity. A
heavy wind set, in, and at half-pa.-t
five o'clock the whirlwind struck the
earth five miles from Quincy, moving
south-easterly. The destroyer was
hardly more than five minutes reach
ing Quincy, through which it passed,
making a clean sweep of houses, trees
and fences along its path, which for
tunately was comparatively narrow.
In this village fifty or sixty dwellings
and stores, and two churches, and as
many more shops, stables and out
buildings were unroofed, rocked upon
their foundations or were demolished.
Thc a;r literaT fiHed with fivin
boards, furniture, laths and plaster.
A parlor stove was caught up by the
wind and hurled through the air, fall
ing upon a woman, who was so crush
ed that she has since died. The Bap
tist and Methodist Episcopal churches
were completely destroyed.
The tornado on its way to De Graff
struck Bogg's flouring mill, five stories
high, and containing three thousand
bushels of grain, moving the building
nine inches upon its foundation, car
rying away the roof and part of the
fifth story. It plowed its way through
De Graff, scattering destruction ia its
path, but hurting few persons anil
damaging a less number of buildings.
After leaving De Graff it passed sev
eral settlements, missing houses, ami
finally rose from the earth and was
seen for miles carrying in its funnel
shaped form timber, rails anil debris
which it had gathered in its destruc
tive march. The papers of this
morning give the names of thirty-nine
persons injured in Quincy and eleven
in De Graff. The list does not com
prise all the injured in the former vil
lage. Mrs. Roll, reported killed in
De Graff, is yet living, though her
two children were killed. Mrs. Glick.
of Quincy, has since died from her
wounds.
tHir.two.
Terrible .iceident -Death af lore,
fuaaafc'a Elepliant Some.
Cuicaoo, June 7. A terrible acci
dent occurred at the ruinsof the Grace
Episcopal Church, ou the corner of
North Lasalle and Superior streets.
Workmen are engaged in tnkingdown
the walls and clearing away the de
bris. About noon, while two of them,
one named Rickson ami the other
Swann, were sitting on one of the
walls eating their dinners, some other
workmen placed a heavy ladder
against the wall. They hail scarcely
got it into position when a large sec
tion of a heavy twe ntv-two inch wall
'fell with a fearful crash, burving the
largest in the United States, andval
netl at $20,000," died this afternoon
in Forepaugh's Menagerie, now ex
hibiting here. The death was from
natural causes. The body has been
presented by Forepaugh to the Chi
cago Medical College." The skeleton
will be mounted and placed in its
museum.
An Atlanta man wants the thief
who stole his well bucket and rojie to
come back and get the well, as is is
of no present use to him.'
"Madame, a great many persons
were disturbed at the concert last
night by the crying of your baby."
"Well, 1 do wonder such people will
go to concerts.'

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